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hello, thank you for joining us, i'm jaycee hayward. police found a car in a ball of flames and a person inside shot. police investigators are trying to figure out what happened this morning.
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it's a story you first saw on 9 news now. >> reporter: the flames rekindled two hours after firefighters put out the initial fiery crash. >> the flames it was just, it was really bad. >> reporter: it must have looked similar to what joseph seesny saw when the driver crashed into his yard around 4:00 this morning. >> i saw fire in my yard. a car was burning. literally burning in my yard right there. >> reporter: it's also the same time tom bridge came rushing out and took this picture on his cell phone. >> woke us up out of our sleep, there was a loud bang. >> reporter: detectives do tell us the driver of this vehicle was shot before he ran into joseph's fence. >> he was probably flying down here for some reason or another. but they said he was shot in the back. >> reporter: detectives spent a few hours in the daylight,
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gathering evidence, such as a cell phone, before they wrapped up their investigation. police have no suspects, only a driver who is at the hospital in critical condition. >> the name of the driver has not been released. we're in the second week of the lululemon murder trial. on friday, we heard testimony from a woman who worked at the shop next door to where jayna murray was murdered. >> reporter: we heard very graphic testimony as we saw gruesome crime scene photos and heard from a blood splatter expert. we heard the greatest volume of blood flew off the victim, jayna murray as she lay on the ground, we also heard that the pattern of blood on the wall, as well as the underside of a
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bookcase was consistent with an attack using a weapon that went side to side and up and down. all of this will play into the notion of premeditation. for more on that, we're joined live now by our legal analyst, a former prosecutor who is with us all week. talk to me about premeditation. >> this is case is about premeditation, saying the jury will have to get into the head of the defendant in this case. that is no easy task. when the blood splatter expert talked about medium velocity, and talked about the height of the blood, from high, medium, to low, we know that the pictures came alive, that we know that the victim was brutally beat as she layed down. >> reporter: it's interesting to see the prosecution and the defense are using the very same evidence to make their case.
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>> the defense had one confession that was made by the prosecution expert today. the defense asked, is it not true that the timeline is very brief on the killing of this poor victim? the answer was yes. >> reporter: that's a major break through, because the prosecution was saying, the attack lasted about 30 minutes. you're going to talk more coming up at 5:00 tonight. also, want to talk about the most graphic crime screen photograph we've seen yesterday. jayna murray's head was not even recognizable as such. we're going to have more legal analysis coming up tonight live at 5:00. all right we'll have the latest information on our website, wusa9.com. opening statements began today in the drunk driving trial of an illegal immigrant charged with killing a nun.
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prosecutors say carlos montano was drunk, and caused a crash, which killed sister demosier, and injured two others. the cash happened on bristol road in august of 2010. he twice before been convicted of drunk driving. he was released from custody while awaiting deportation proceedings. the jury gets the case today in the trial of maryland state senator ulysses curry. he's accused of taking nearly a quarter million dollars in bribes. prosecutors said he never disclosed the payments on the proper forms. three workers had to be pulled to safety after their scaffolding gave way. the men dangled about 100 feet in the air until help arrived. this happened this morning at an office building in the 6,000 block of montrose road in
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rockville. no one was injured. fire investigators are trying to figure out what sparked an early morning house fire in burtonsville. this was the scene around 6:30 a.m. on coalsberg street near good hope road. authorities say smoke poured from the second floor windows. no injuries were reported. this morning, prince george's county police were investigating a deadly accident in clinton, maryland. a red pickup truck and a white suv collided on old alexander ferry road near malcolm road. one of the drivers died at the scene, the other driver was flown to a nearby hospital listed in critical condition. suleman brown was never directly promised a city job in exchange for attacking vincent mayor's campaign. that finding was released by a congressional report that is actually due out today on the
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whole scandal. according to "the washington post," the report finds that brown did receive money from people with ties to gray's campaign. but it found no concrete evidence to support brown's allegation that he was promised a job in exchange for attacking gray's rival, they be mayor fentry. we'll have more reaction to the report on 9 news now beginning at 5:00. d.c. councilmember michael brown is finalizing plans for what he calls a new, very aggressive push to make the nation's capital a state. brown will announce details of his plan this week. he also said the strategy involved, asking state and local legislatures around the
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country to pass ceremonial resolutions supporting district statehood. a new poll has herman cain leading the republican pack in iowa. many believe it is because of his unconventional campaign, and his 9-9-9 tax plan. today he is in washington, d.c. purring that plan. reports that cain is also responding to allegations of improper conduct while he was the head of the national restaurant association. >> reporter: herman cain brought his unconventional campaign to washington, d.c. he is promoting his 9-9-9 plan to boost the tax code. >> it's going to boost this economy right now this economy is on life support. this is why we put a bold solution on the table. >> reporter: cain's d.c. trip comes on the heels of some good news for his campaign. a new des moines register poll has him leading the pack of
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republican presidential hopefuls. 23% of iowa voters say they'd pick cain, putting him just ahead of mitt romney. cain's supporters are taking a look at his tax plan and other thoughts on abortion. >> i'm pro-life from conception period. and if people like at many speeches i have given over the years, that has and will still be my position. >> reporter: cain's campaign is pushing back from allegations that he engaged in inappropriate behavior when he was head of the national restaurant association. at least two women who worked for cain at that time accused him of improper conduct. cain is bracing for more questions, but wants to put the focus back on his 9-9-9 plan, which helped make him the republican front runner.
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cbs news, the white house. coming up on 9 news now at noon, if you have marketable job skills, but hit a rough patch in life, good shepherd is there to help. we're featuring that organization in today's hero central report.
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>> they assisted me in moving to this apartment, which i truly love. i've taken care of, and has also given me a foundation to witness life as a prosperity, vs. looking at where the loss is. >> we help equip people with the skills and with anything that is going to help them stabilize their current situation and then learn how to continue that into the future. and so that they don't need good shepherd housing forever and always. >> not only does clark have a home, he has a new business. he makes organic spray body cleansers. they're called god's gift. a name that could easily describe good shepherd housing. >> just the fact of knowing that i have a stable environment is really what's helping me today, and thanks to good shepherd housing, that stable environment is something
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that i truly look forward to each and every day when i come to this apartment. >> good shepherd's housing and family services received a $5,000 grant from the gwinette foundation. if you would like more information, go to my website. howard is up next with the forecast. >> fairly comfortable right now, but we're concerned a little about the threat for some showers for the trick or treaters, we think we're going to be all right, i'll give you that timetable coming up. we look at the temperatures right now. mold is low in the allergy count. a low as 55 in crofton right now. i'll be back with a warming trend, and a whole lot more when 9 news at noon returns.
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what a difference two days makes. >> not just here, we had up to 10 inches in some of our mountains, but in new england, some spots had 30 inches of heavy, wet snow, destructive. incredible. this has no bearing on what winter may be like. it was just an incredible event of itself. this afternoon, the clouds are going to be thickening up. we still have sunshine out
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there. the temperatures are shooting into the mid-50s, maybe 55, 56 for a high this afternoon. winds southeast, and eventually northeast later on. by 9:00, much better chance. we'll have showers around. so it's going to be critical on whether or not we'll get the trick or treating. right now, i'm feeling confident, just an isolated shower south is all we'll be seeing with temps in the south toward straff ard, and fredericksburg, south of town, let's say 30 to 60 minutes car ride there, something we'll be watching very carefully for the afternoon. what we're seeing right now though, sunshine, especially, look at this. southern maryland, down to the northern neck, we've got the sun, the clouds thicken up, just north and west of washington here. showers in southwestern virginia, ohio, kentucky, and west virginia. cold start today with the clear skies, and snowpack up here still. temperatures dropped into the mid- to upper 20s. hagerstown to frederick town at
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25. york, pennsylvania was down to 23. the annapolis, the fog has burned off. the growing season is done for just about all of us. 39 hagerstown. there's still a little bit of snow there. 50 in winchester. leesburg is 50. we sit at 51 here in washington. middle 50s to our south. mostly cloudy. 51. winds south-southwest at 6 miles per hour right now. the storm system of the great lakes is going to draw up some moisture actually from the atlantic, from florida, where it's pouring today. rains are going to be breaking out already, starting to break out in the carolinas. that's moving up toward us. that will slowly get here. right now, thankfully, it looks like that's going to happen late enough that most of the kids should be okay this evening. assuming they get done early. we'll move the clock forward to 6:00 p.m., maybe a rain or
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snore up to garrett county. south of fredericksburg, we have showers that have a tough time getting much further north here. 7:30, still relative dry. 8:30, showers approach, even 10, we see it across southern maryland. i think most of the evening, we're in pretty good shape. here's our three day forecast. today mid-50s. showers tonight. tomorrow upper 50s. by wednesday, 61. looking even better on thursday. but it's chillier on friday. and then, the weekend at least looks a whole lot nicer. temperatures in the low to mid- 60s, with the threat of sunshine. looks dry, which is really, really good news. it's halloween right now. the doctors, you can watch that every day on wusa. they're here with ways to keep kids safe, and parents well informed. the doctors join us from los angeles with some safety tips, thanks for being with us, gentlemen. dr.sheers, i'm going to start
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with you. what type of precaution should parents take when dressing their children for trick or treating tonight. >> for first things, you want to make sure the costume is visible. we just noticed on our 7-year- old, his skeleton costume is not visible from the back so we had to add some things. now he's a glow in the dark skeleton. make sure the mask is tight fitting. >> be careful with the costume makeup. you may be a little allegic too it. for kids and adults, if you're wearing costume makeup tonight, make sure you take it off before you go to sleep, you don't want to get a skin irritation, and plug up those
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pores. >> what about candy? is there anything we've got to watch out for? >> don't take the candy from the kids. you do it, as dr. sereson has mentioned, you don't have the kids eat the candy while they're out. feed them a good meal before they go out. tell them not to eat anything before they go home. go through it, and check it out first before they start eating anything. >> as a pediatrician, i suggest to kids, instead of letting your kids eat all of that candy, i actually buy it back from my kids. they can earn about $20 in a good night. i just take the candy, and we toss it. and everybody stays healthy. >> he brings it to paramount, and tries to sell it to me. >> we're running out of time, have a safe halloween, we're going to join you just in a few hours right here at 3:00 p.m. on wusa for the doctors. we'll be back with more 9 news at noon in just a moment.
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it is always an honor and pleasure to have the lieutenant governor of maryland with me. because he is my own personal lieutenant governor brown. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me back on the show. >> you know, jobs, jobs, jobs. maryland is below the national average in terms of unemployment. >> our maryland unemployment is 7.1%. so the good news is it's below
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average. but the bad news is there's tile still too many out of jobs today. we've got a proposal where we're going to invest in public infrastructure, putting marylanders to work. they found that we have about an $800 million a year deficit. so in other words, we need to invest $800 million more a year in roads and bridges and light rail in order to keep up with our growing and expanding communities. in order to pay for that, the blue ribbon commission says we have to increase the gas tax. they're proposing 15 cents. that sounds high, the governor and i have not committed to 15 cents. what we have committed to is considering that revenue, and other revenues to look at how we can fund infrastructure.
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for example, we may be able to attract private investment in our infrastructure. so everything's on the table, we're going to work with the general assembly in january to get it right. >> definitely. more information, go to my website, jaycee hayward.com. and the lieutenant governor will be back next month, and you come back and visit us at 5:00. have a great day. state farm. this is jessica. hey, jessica, jerry neumann with a policy question.
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jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month. yeah, you know it's funny. it only took 15 minutes to sign up for that new auto insurance company but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again? [ crying ] i miss you, jessica! jerry, are you crying? no, i just, i bit my tongue. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. state farm.

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