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chuck, if you're watching, good morning you to. i'm mike hydeck. monika santami here. >> hope you're feeling better. >> howard bernstein here. >> important stuff. self-breast exams and calling your buddies. i salute everybody participating in our buddy check 9 program. weather wise, we've got some showers that have been falling overnight. most of that now is east of i- 95. the day planner calling for the clouds to maybe give a couple peeks of sun. temperatures in the mid-70s by noon. not far from that at 57 now. highs in the upper 70s. with a little sun we'll get to 80. more showers and storms later this afternoon and tonight. we're watching the first area of rain east of 95. new showers ohio, kentucky. that will be moving in later this afternoon after maybe even as early as 2:00, 3:00. we're look at the moisture now up toward baltimore, over toward calvert, st. mary's county, charles county, east of 301 now for the most part and down to parts of the northern
neck and the eastern shore. we've got the showers there. that will be leaving the next hour as temperatures, they're all in the 60s this morning. so it's a muggy start. it's going to abwarm day and more -- to be a warm day and more rain this afternoon. monika santami is in with time saver traffic. we're focusing on maryland roads this time around. good morning, everybody. things looking great. no problems to report all the way in from the north, frederick, as you head down in clarksburg and rockville. no problems to report. we'll take a live look at 270 and i-70 or i-70 just east of 270. if you're planning to head over there, no issues to report here and nice and quiet as you head south from frederick. let's go back out to the maps and this time to the north side of the beltway which sls fine as -- which is also fine as you travel on the outer loop. no problems to report leaving college park. we'll take a live look in southern maryland now. route 5 and route -- and the beltway is looking good as you leave route 5 heading for the wilson bridge. coming up in my next report,
we'll take a look at 95 in virginia at 5:09. the plot thickens in the revelation of al qaeda's plans to blow up a u.s.-bound jet. >> could the would-be bomber have been a double agent? delia goncalves live at reagan national airport with the story. delia, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it sounds like a plot to a movie or some thriller book, but it is in fact true. we've learned that a double agent infiltrated this terrorist group and then handed over the bomb to the c.i.a. the informant only described as a saudi informant, gained the trust of the group al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and then that man volunteered to carry a bomb. this version of the underwear bomb contained no metals and for sure would have passed most x-ray machines in the airport. a senior u.s. intelligence official said the agencies were able to track the bomb at all times so no american lives were ever in danger. >> al qaeda and the arabian
peninsula are the closest to osama bin laden's version of al qaeda. that's why they feel that this is their duty, they feel this is their obligation to continue bin laden's fight. >> we've dealt major blows against al qaeda over the past two years, but remnants of al qaeda do remain resilient and do remain a threat, whether they be in yemen, in pakistan or elsewhere. >> reporter: while this foiled plot has not changed security measures here at the airport, reagan national and other airports nationwide, there are some major concerns about how we're using some of the safety equipment we already have in many of the airports. we'll have that part of the story coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> delia goncalves with that update from national airport. tuesday was a good day for mitt romney. he swept all three of the republican primaries and he has some other news to celebrate. a new gallop poll shows the race between romney and the
president as a dead heat. it finds 47% of registered voters would pick romney while 44% would choose the president. that's a big change from just two weeks ago when the same poll gave president obama a 7- point lead. the longest serving republican in the u.s. senate will not serve a seventh term. tea party voters in indiana rallied behind richard murdoch to help him beat dick lugar. it's believed the 80-year-old lugar will not run as a third party candidate. in north carolina voters have approved amend be the state constitution to allow marriage only between a man and a woman. that makes north carolina the 30th state to adopt a ban on same-sex marriage. closer to home, it's an issue that just won't go away. in montgomery county ambulance fees. voters said no to a county ambulance fee in november 2010, but county executive ike leggett says he wants to collect the money anyway. the county council held a public hearing on the issue last night. leggett is pushing for a
program to let the county get reimbursed for ambulance service directly from the insurance companies' medicare. individuals would pay nothing he says under this plan. the council is trying to finalize next year's county budget within the next two weeks. 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> a positive side of things going down. we have plenty of room to go up. >> that's right. we're looking for a comeback today. there are signs we may actually get one. we shall see. fingers crossed. europe is trading higher and that's after the dow fell for five days in a row. wall street following on global markets. headed lower on continuing concerns about political and economic uncertainty in greece. checking these numbers for you, the dow stands this morning back below 13,000, 12,932. the good news here, it paired nearly a 200-point loss yesterday to close down 76 points so that wasn't horrible. the nasdaq lost 11 points and the s&p 500 was down by almost
6. this could help wall street today. dow component disney is reporting better than expected quarterly profits and sales after the closing bell. strong attendance at its theme parks offset the sci-fi bomb john carter. that lost the company $200 million, just that movie. investors are also pretty excited about the success of the avengers so shares of disney have surged in after hours trading. they've already passed their all-time high. this is a bit of bad news. fossil sparked a sell-off among retailers after weak sales in europe caused its first quarter profits to fall short of estimates. shares plunged nearly 50% wiping out about $3 billion in market value. investors are bracing for more companies with large exposure to europe to warn the profits may miss the mark because of the region's chick troubles. when we talk about europe and greece, this is why. when the businesses fall there, you see it in these
multinational earnings. you see it in a real way. >> i thought fossil is really popular, too. >> it is but they just don't have money to spend in europe. they don't have that cash. >> you wear a watch? a lot of -- i know you do but a lot of people -- you have the clock on your phone so less people wear watch. i will tell you this made me feel so old when i had an intern two years ago tell me she's never owned a watch because she's always had a cell phone. >> people own watches as jewelry pieces. it has nothing to do with keeping time. >> has your twitter account been hacked? we'll look at the veracity of one hacker group with big allegations. >> interesting. thanks, jess. two planes isolated out west overnight after a phoned in threat. that story is coming up. >> screeners at a northeast airport find a weapon hidden in toys. >> and ahead in sports, it's do or die tonight. the capitals have a must win game six at verizon center.
it is 5:09 on this wednesday morning. you'll need the rain gear. not so much for what we had overnight and this morning but for the anticipated showers and storms this afternoon and the first part of tonight. here's a look at our day planner. temperatures will be up there. eight going to be a warm, muggy day. 69 by 9:00.
75 by noon. perhaps a couple of sunny breaks if we're lucky. then this afternoon we're looking at showers and storms for the ride home. that could mess up your outdoor plans also. 75 at 5:00 p.m. let's go to monika now. she'll update you on time saver traffic. on the northbound side of i- 95 in virginia, at dale boulevard, traffic still light heading up towards springfield and on to 395. the beltway is doing well through annandale toward 66. in my next report, a closer look at virginia roads at 5:17. making news now at 5:10, in florida george zimmerman has waived his right to a speedy trial in the death of trayvon martin. he's charged with second-degree murder after shooting the unarmed martin in february. zimmerman remains free on bail. authorities isolated two southwest flights from john wayne airport in southern california to phoenix, arizona. this was overnight after getting a threatening phone call. flight 11 # 4 landed in phoenix -- 1184 landed in phoenix but
was moved to a separate area for passenger and baggage rescreening while flight 811 was stopped before departure. both planes were later cleared. what do you get when you combine a teddy bear, a bunny and a mickey mouse doll? bet you never thought this was the answer. a 40 caliber handgun. that's what screeners found at the airport in providence, rhode island when the toys went through the x-ray machine. the toys belong to a 4-year-old and his father claims he had no idea the gun parts were in there. the dad's free while police investigate. 5:11. baseball history was just made. it was up the road last night in baltimore. this is pretty neat. we'll tell you who the orioles failed to get out. boy, did he make them pay. 5:23. you'll see that. >> in today's buddy check at 5:49, we'll meet an air force captain who discovered her breast cancer while serving her country. >> at 5:15, howard is going to get a hold on the rain.
be fine. any outdoor activities you have to do before noon, should be okay. but this afternoon and the first half of tonight, that's when we'll get into more showers and thunderstorms. any plans you've got, got a little league practice, soccer game, just want to workout, probably going to be indoors later on. here's a look at our bus stop forecast. temperatures this morning way up there. it's muggy, too. very humid. temperatures in the 60s. kind after frizzy hair sort of day with the sunrise at 6:01 and the showers, any of them left are going to be well southeast and east of d.c. here for the next few hours and more return later on. looking at the day planner, yes, a warm one. temperature by noon mid-70s. we might get a sunny break or two. mid- to upper 70s for highs. 3:00 temperature 76. we'll hit that high 3:00, 4:00 p.m. even by 6:00 we're still looking at 73 degrees. winds generally northwesterly 5 to 10. maybe southwesterly early. look at this to my left. my east if you will. we've got showers around which have been coming across the
region overnight. up in new jersey and long island, they're seeing it more here. locally on live doppler 9000 hd, this is all east of i-95 except south of fredricksburg where we have a couple of sprinkles still left over. in anne arundel county, a couple of sprinkles right there. this stuff is very light. it's across the bay, the eastern shore from easton and st. michael toward tillman. you're seeing the showers pulling out of calvert county. dunkirk, north beach just about over with there. la plata, these showers will be winding down the next few minutes. st. mary's county, you're going to have showers around on and off for the next 35, 40 minutes or so as far as temperatures, they're way up there. 63 hagerstown. 63 winchester and easton. 69 at the pax river naval air station. as we look outside on our weather camera, there's the white house. good visibility. washington monument in the distance. 67 degrees with cloudy skies and a south, southwesterly wind at 8. that is a warm direction. dew points in the 60s. that is one of the reasons it's
so muggy out there. as we look at future cast, the first batch of rain pulls away. we're at 9:00, maybe a few sunny breaks. okay at noon. watch what happens as we get into the mid to latter parts of the afternoon. showers and storms for the first part of tonight as well. heaviest stuff south and east of d.c. we'll get into more stuff later. 76 today, muggy. tonight dipping into the 50s. 71 tomorrow. slight chance of a spotty shower in the afternoon but by friday 70. after starting out in the 40s in many areas friday morning. the weekend looks pretty nice. could be a shower by late sunday. more rain early next week. 5:17. here comes monika. she's got your time saver traffic. a lot of information for you at this point as well, especially on the north side oftown. good morning, everybody. i'm going to start out west on the inbound side of i-66 and give you the good news first. no problems to report as you leave manassas into centreville all the way into fairfax and the beltway. all lanes are open. we'll take a live look out in
virginia on the northbound side of i-95 here in spring field we're fine. no problems to report as you head on to 395 and the 14th street bridge. now over to an accident on the inner loop of the beltway. authorities are just looking for it. the information is just coming in. after route 355 a car apparently into the jersey wall. again on the inner loop. so that's going to make it eastbound 495 up here on the north side of the beltway. we'll take a live look closer to connecticut avenue. i didn't see anything in these cameras so it looks like it may be closer to 355 as you head east on 495. back over to our graphics, want to give you a heads up. metro blue line is single tracking between van dorn and franconia. coming up in my next report, an update on the accident north of town at 5:24. >> thanks, monika. the capitals must win tonight at verizon center to force a deciding game seven against the rangers. >> plus, the nationals player fresh off the dl hits a homer in the 9th but was it enough? highlights coming up in sports. >> coming up on 5:19. we want to take another look at our question of the morning.
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it is 5:21 on this wednesday morning. we're looking pretty good here out west right now as far as the rain is concerned. we are see something showers still east of us along the bay and the eastern shore. as we go through the morning, got any plansout side this morning, -- plans outside this morning, the ground is wet but we should be okay. noon still mainly dry, 75. watch what happens out to the west as we get into the middle of the afternoon. showers and some storms start to form and they move in for the evening rush hour. temperature at 73 degrees. the orioles last night were doing a lot of this in camden yards. >> the capitals must win two in a row starting tonight or their season is over. kristen berset has your morning sports. >> good morning, everybody.
the capitals know how take make it hard on themselves but they are no strangers to rebounding after a tough loss. finding a way to come together as a team and pull out a win. but it's not just losses that seem to strengthen that bond. after a late game penalty monday by joel ward gave new york the advantage, fans blasted twitter with racial comments directed at ward but his teammates refuse to place any blame. they said we win as a team and lose as a team. that's their mind set heading into game six. >> we're going to approach tomorrow's game the same way we approached game four. we lost game three and we were a desperate, hungry beach. >> our mentality and focus is the same. we'll go out and play hard tomorrow. >> nats up one in the fourth. runners on the corner. one to right field bringing in bryce harper. 2-0 nats but pittsburgh coming
back. 3-2 in the 9th. adam la roche sends it out the park. but with two outs, one on, a two-run walkoff by pirates. pirates win this one 5-4. the rangers josh hamilton making history last night in baltimore. five at-bats, four home runs, eight rbis tying the league record. the first texas rangetory have four home runs in a single game all the while single handedly crushing the error yols as texas wins -- orioles as texas wins this one 10-3. game six, caps-rangers tonight live from the verizon center. have a great wednesday. an air force captain uses her fighting spirit and humor to beat back breast cancer. that's coming up in today's buddy check 9. more information emerges about a double agent at the
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's tuesday, may 9, budsy check 9 -- buddy check 9 day. >> wednesday. >> don't make it any longer. >> he needs caffeine. i need sleep. >> it's the same thing only different. i'm mike hydeck. here's monika santami. i just touched your shoulder. that was pretty funny. >> you need a lot more caffeine. we've had some showers overnight. those are moving off toward the
east and away from us. we'll get more rain. settle down people. we'll get more rain here this afternoon and this evening. here's whacky wednesday, monika says, or tuesday if you like. here's a look at the day planner, this wednesday wednesday mo -- this wet wednesday morning. cloudy skies at reagan national. by midday in the mid-70s. we might see a sunny break or two but for the most parts clouds are going to dominate and showers and storms return this afternoon and this evening. here's this morning's and overnight's rain off to our east for the most part and just the leading edge ever the rain we'll be looking at later toward ohio and kentucky. west of 95 generally clear. west of fredricksburg we have a few lingering sprinkles. now we're looking at the stuff lining up from anne arundel county. heavier showers toward st. michaels. moderate showers toward parts of calvert and st. mary's. everybody in the 60s. monika santami, 5:29, how are things doing so far this morning? it's kind of strange but we
had two accidents on the beltway. don't give me that look, howard, on the north side of town. there were two separate accidents, both single vehicle on the inner and outer loops of the beltway at route 355. minor injuries but authorities are on the scene so it may slow you down a bit. we'll take a live look outside. closer to college park. here's what it looks like at route 1. outer loop is fine here as you head into silver spring. just up ahead you want to watch out for that activity at route 355. let's go back out to the maps or actually to a live picture again on the beltway on the other side of town of the here's what it looks like at the american legion bridge. no problems to report the entire western stretch between bethesda and tysons. a quick look at our geographer ins. want to -- at our geographerrics. want to give you heads up on metro. if you plan to use the blue line single tracking it van dorn and franconia. buses are available. in my next report, an update on area roads again. a judge has denied bond to an alexandria woman arrested and jailed on felony hit and
run charges. >> she's 32-year-old gloria mcmillion handle. fairfax county -- mcmillion handle. fairfax -- mcmillan. fairfax county police say she got into an argument with another driver and she ran over that driver 21-year-old shelinda arrington who died of her injuries. mcmillan tried to hide her suv by abandoning it in southwest washington. court records show mcmillan has faced more than two dozen charges over the last decade. the man accused of attacking a woman in petworth with a hammer has a competency hearing. in court yesterday the judge learned the mental evaluation of michael davis is complete. right now davis is accused in one attack but authorities believe he may be connected to at least three others, including one that killed a man from denver. the would-be bomber from that al qaeda plot to blow up a u.s.-bound jet was an undercover intelligence agent according to cbs news. that man was said to be passing intelligence from the terrorist
group he was with along to both the saudi and american governments. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is live at reagan airport with more on this story. what an amazing turn in this, delia. >> reporter: absolutely. officials are calling this the most sophisticated and most cooperative effort to take down a terrorist plot that they have seen and they called this obviously a huge success. of course we know it was a success in part to this informant who was working on the inside. that double agent worked his way into the terrorist group, gained their trust, and volunteered to carry the underwear bomb. he handed that bomb over to the c.i.a. in yemen. this version of the underwear bomb, a more sophisticated upgrade of previous versions contained no metal and it certainly would have bypassed metal detectors at the airport. however, a full body scanner could have picked up the bomb. the problem is the 700 full body scanners are not used
often. officials say nine out of ten passengers are scanned using the regular metal detectors. >> clearly a tsa who has less to do and is able to focus on the explosive threat, on behavior related to that on resolving suspicious circumstances, i think that is a key ingredient to security and needs to continue. >> an increased sophistication at trying to prevent being detected, they're making mistakes, they're not big mistakes but we've been fortunate that they've been caught. glk back to those full body scanners, there are about 170 or so airports in the country that have full body scanners, at least one, maybe two at the very most reagan national is among the airports that have full body scanners. however, not used very often and only used in about one or two lanes here at the airport. coming up at 6:00, why some
members of congress say releasing this kind of detailed information, even though it plot was a success, could put more american lives at risk. we'll have that part of the story coming up in a half-hour. back to you, mike. >> thanks, delia goncalves live at reagan national this morning. a former teacher is facing up to ten years in prison. he has been convicted of sexual misconduct with a 12-year-old student. he taught gifted and talented student in the dale city area. he placed his hand under a girl's shirt. the g8 summit comes next week. protesters will gather some 21 miles away at baker park in frederick. the recreation department has recommended that site as the location for an occupy protest during the summit. with all of the people streaming into the city, police there are advising merchants to be on alert.
what il-- while some businesses will close down, others welcome the influx of customers. >> a lot of new folks in town and tourists so we're excited about it. >> area schools will shut down on the 18th with all of those people in town because of concerns over clogged roads. police say that while they welcome the opportunity for protesters to exercise their right to free speech, law enforcement will be standing by just in case. it is 5:35. that means it's money time. your money report. jessica doyle is back and should we pay with a new form of plastic? >> that's right. we're talking about the prepaid debit cards. maybe you've heard about them. they're a hot trend in the banking business. chase is the latest company to launch a prepaid card with the reloadable chase liquid card, consumers will pay a monthly fee of $4.95. then they can use the card the same way that they would a debit card. they can buy things with it. they can go to the atm and chase branches so she don't
actually need a bank account for it. in general, though, to pick out whether or not these things make sense for you, you need to know the fees that are involved in these every single month. some prepaid monthly fees can be as low as $2.50. some can be as high as $10. so know what you're paying. in the meantime the 99% are preparing to occupy charlotte, north carolina, home of bank america's corporate headquarters today. that is ahead of the bank'sage shareholders meeting that will happen later this afternoon. other cities, too, could see protests today, including right here in washington, d.c. protesters say they're protesting policies like bank of america's foreclosure practices. hackers claiming to be affiliated with a group anonymous have been claiming that they hacked and published details about 55,000 twitter accounts, but twitter is saying not so much the case. they looked into it and twitter is saying the hacker group
mostly posted duplicate information or user name and password information on suspended spam accounts. this has been a big rumor on the internet this week about whether or not your twitter account is safe. twitter is saying everything is a-okay but who knows. we'll have to continue to follow this. >> can we find that out on twitter? >> you've been hacked. >> hash tag, who knows. jessica will be back in a few minutes with the daily deals for you when we come back. >> always, after spending decades as a storage area, a local school planetarium is restored to its full glory. we'll be right back.
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however, we're going to have more showers and storms by the middle of the afternoon, if not earlier out west as it comes across a cold front. the temperatures mid- to upper 70s about 3:00, 4:00 for the high but the evening commute, your afternoon sports plans could be in jeopardy. monika, over you to. in southern maryland, just got word of an accident on route 210 indian head highway at barry road out of accokeek. once beyond that the beltway is fine through oxon hill to the wilson bridge. more on area roads coming up once again at 5:48. good morning, everybody. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts and here are some of my favorites on this wednesday morning. sears is having a two-day sale. use the coupon code save today. get 5% off simes like -- off items like games and baby gear. up to 15% off on tools and shoes. also free shipping available on some items. who likes luna bars?
save at least 20% to 40% off each variety available. no coupon code needed here. free shipping on readies on of $25 or more. raise your hand if you've ever wanted to skydive. google offers has this deal with d.c. skydiving center in warrenton, virginia. pay $160. you're going to get a tandem skydive with a certified instructor. this is normally 324. if you've seen a deal or you're a local merchant with an offer for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook. >> thank you, jess. tick-tock, tick-tock. clock hands are ticking at georgetown university. don't worry, the school didn't give up its new bulldog mascot in training jack, jr. as the thieves had requested in a ransom note last week. instead georgetown just replaced the stolen hands. the university is still looking for the culprits and if they're caught, they could face academic probation, be
suspended or even thrown out of the university. more than 20 years after it was abandoned, the planetarium in d.c.'s thurgood marshal elementary school is open again. the public got a chance to see it for the first time. last night. they got a first look. the school's mess mean level had been used as basically a storage area, that is, until first-year principal sharon wells saw the possibilities. she had the floor converted into a stem wing. that's the acronym for science, tech following, engineering and math education. there's also going to be a robotics lab and a greenhouse. focus on the fight, not the fear. that's the message from a u.s. captain in the air force and a breast cancer survivor. in today's buddy check 9. >> firefighters win round one in their efforts to keep a brushfire away from some homes in southern california. stay with us. we'll be right back.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this wednesday, may 9. here's howard with a wet wednesday forecast. >> we had showers overnight. we're going to dry out a little while for the morning, midday, but by the afternoon, more showers and even some thunderstorms can't be ruled out coming in as a front approaches. we could have some of the rain around for the first half of tonight. if you have any plans outside, get it done really by noon, 1:00, 2:00 the latest because i think after that all bets are off. here's your bus stop forecast. we've got a few sprimples still out there -- sprinkles still out there south and east of washington, the eastern shore, southern maryland. the rest of us mostly cloudy and muggy with temperatures starting out in the 60s this morning sun up just after 6:00. it will set about 8:10 this afternoon. we have mostly cloudy skies today. we are looking at maybe a sunny break or to for the middle of the day with some -- or two for the middle of the day with some luck. this afternoon a chance for more showers and storms. even by 1:00. that will be basically west of
d.c. by the middle of the afternoon we could start looking at some showers. temperatures 76. that will be close for the high today at 3:00. highs anywhere from mid- to upper 70s across the board. even for the drive home looks like we'll be dodging some raindrops. that could slow you down for the evening commute and cancel some late afternoon, evening sports practices or games. there go the showers from last night. they're generally east of i-95 now. out to the west you see more rain in ken ken into hoe -- owe rain in kentucky into ohio. out west it's quiet. but to the east this is where we're looking at those showers around this morning this stuff is generally white. a couple of yellow pockets mixed in with the green around easton. that's the heavier showers we're looking at. from the coast of anne arundel county across the bay bridge, light showers there into southern calvert as well down route 4. you're seeing that center and southern calvert, points south seeing some of those showers. just a sprinkle south of clinton at the moment but that's really not much to talk
about. southern st. mary's county back across into montrose on the northern neck. in and around fredericksburg, like sprinkles there and some of these could get back to charles county over the next hour. temps are way up. it's muggy. just about everybody in the low to mid-60s. the cool spot 63 leesburg and lovettsville. the warm spot here in town and bell vir at 66. bwi64. things are starting to brighten up as we're just a few minutes before sunrise with 66 degrees. winds south, southwest at 6 and skies are cloudy this morning. looking at the showers pulling away from us off to the east. as we get toward noon not bad. mid afternoon here comes some showers and storms developing. potentially heavier rains off to the south. by 9:00 look at southern maryland, the eastern shore. could be raining at a good clip while west we're starting to clear out. maybe a spotty shower at worst on thursday. today 77. afternoon, nighttime showers and storms diminishing after midnight. we dip into the 50s.
71 tomorrow with a spotty shower. 40s in many areas by friday morning but a nice afternoon around 70. saturday looks good. 76. sunday maybe a late shower and more rain early next week. let's go to monika now, 5:48. she has time saver traffic. you've been a little busy so far. it's getting busier. early in the morning we've already had several separate crashes to talk about. i'm going to start off first with the north side of town there. were two separate accidents, single vehicles involved, boat on the inner and louder loops of the -- and outer loops of the beltway at 355. everything is on the shulder. a live look outside in silver spring. doesn't seem to be affecting traffic near georgia avenue so that's a good thing if you're on the outer loop or headed there leaving 95 toward georgia avenue. let's go back over to the maps. this time all the way down to southern maryland where there's an accident in accokeek on route 210 at barry road. crews are just headed out to the scene there. if you're headed out of waldorf, let's take a live look
at route 301 and route 5. that's doing fine but if you're planning to use barry road out of waldorf toward accokeek, you might hit heavy traffic. i was on the phone with prince george's county police. they're on their way to an accident on good luck road east of the parkway as well. metro blue line single tracking between van dorn and franconia. foggy bottom escalators are out of service. more information at 6:00. back to you. here's what's making news now at 5:50 this morning. closing arguments are expected today against the man accused of killing jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew. prosecutors rested tuesday. defense lawyers say the defendant william balfour will not take the stand. the judge refused a defense request to dismiss the charges. she helped children's imaginations run wild. maurice sendak has died. he wrote and illustrated several children's books including the popular "where
the wild things are." it won top honors as the best children's book. he suffered a stroke last week. he was 83. firefighters have a wildfire in southern california about 30% contained. there were some mandatory evacuations but crews did manage to keep the flames away if any homes. the fire did however burn some abandoned structures and vehicles. it's the 9th of the month. be a buddy. call your buddy and remind them about the importance ever doing a monthly breast cancer exam, scheduling an annual mammogram if you're over age 40 and having a clinical exam by a doctor or nurse practitioner. that call could be a life saver a. buddy can be a spouse, relative, friend, co-worker or even an active duty captain in the united states air force. >> overall i think cancer has made me a better person. but i don't think it knew what kind of enemy it was dealing with because i certainly kicked
its butt. picked the wrong lady. >> that lady is captain candice adams. she's one of the 11,000 women under age 30 who are diagnosed every year with breast cancer. like a lot in her age group, cancer never even crossed her mind and she didn't do routine self-exams. >> i just would go -- be in the shower and wash my chest and things like that and that would be about it. >> reporter: she was 29 when she learned the marble size lump she found in her breast was one of the most aggressive cancer strains triple negative. >> finding out i was triple negative was worse than finding out i had breast cancer. the large possibility from the doctor's perspective that it wasn't going to go away and it had a huge recurrence. i was paralyzed with fear. >> reporter: there to lift her up with her parents and brother and fiance ryan. from then on candice would fight cancer her way.
>> dear cancer, you know me. i'm candice adams. >> reporter: what came out of candice taking control of her life was this film posted on her website "kisses to cancer." >> you're serious, nothing to take lightly. i respect the gravity of you because you take life. but i choose to minimize you because you are never going to take mine. >> reporter: from chemo to surgery and reconstruction, she shared her intimate, sometimes disturbing, often funny emotional journey. >> the shirt laid flat on my chest. i felt like a boy. but i'll do it again anyway. i'll get up tomorrow and i'll find goodness in my day. >> reporter: it was her chance to celebrate life, not just to survive it and it was a way to educate and empower other young women. >> you have to be aware of your body. if you notice anything wrong, do something about it because you can control it if you do something about it. >> she's a very happy captain adams because she and her
fiance major ryan will say i do june 2. it's the same day as the komen race for the cure so she won't be there. look for her in 2013. she'll be leading a team of women all under age 30. alerts are sponsored by washington raid ago associates. we think them and we thank captain adams for sharing her story and her buddy for telling me about captain adams. if you have a buddy you think should be profiled, let me know about it. a new campaign to make sure you buckle up. it starts today. we have more on that next. plus, on this mother's day week, we'll introduce you to a mom-daughter team at one local police office. in fact, times three. we'll be back.
here's one way to let mom know just how much of an influence she was in your life. >> three young women whose moms are prince george's county police officers did just that. kristin fisher has their story. >> reporter: la von dickerson was just three years old when her mother graduated from the prince george's county police academy. >> it really influenced me growing up. i was like wow, she's doing that? i want to do that. >> reporter: 20 years later dickerson did just that. her mom, now a corporal, pinned her badge on graduation day. they became the first african-
american mother-daughter duo in prince george's county police history. >> i'm surprised she's a police officer. i'm like, you really love what you're doing? i'm like yeah. >> reporter: this mother- daughter team is one of three in the prince george's county county police department. they don't typically work together day to day. department policy separates family members while on duty. but after work, they're not just moms. they're mentors. >> it's nice. i mean, you always have someone to confide in. am i doing this right. what would you do if you had done it. >> i'm definitely very proud of her but i still have that worry in my matter. >> reporter: with mother's day less than a week away, i asked the daughter to say any sort of mother's day message for their mom. >> i'm proud of you. you're my idol. >> thank you. >> i'm proud of her and i love her a lot. she is definitely an inspiration to be on the police department, somebody i look up to. >> i appreciate everything she's done for me, the guidance
she gives me, the knowledge she's provided with me growing up. my mom is my best friend. right, lady? >> happy mother's day. >> reporter: in palmer park, kristin fisher, 9news now. >> she was giving her a little nudge there. don't cry, poll. you're all right. just because it's almost mother's day, we can't leave out the dads. the fathers of two of those police officers are also with the department. so these young women are truly following in the family tradition. i bet the dads will be all sappy on father's day, too. >> we're the first to say happy mother's day to those moms as well. thank you for watching 9news now. we have looft people in hyattsville watching. good morning you to. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. i'm mike hydeck. we're glad you're here. buddy check 9 day. don't forget to call your buddy, saves lives. monika santami here and howard bernstein. we had showers overnight. kind of wet in spots especially east and southeast of town. still dealing with showers the next one to two hours. we'll get a nice break for much