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of life in prison. jennifer hudson attended every day of the testimony. a sewage backup could keep an arlington grocery store closed for weeks. it is the harris teeter at jefferson davis highway. there are 2 to 3 inches of water throughout the store coming from restrooms that backed up and they say those floors will have to be replayed. harris teeter says the store will stay closed until further notice. a man who says he lives in that same building tell us the backups involve the plumbing and are not uncommon in that complex. police now on the lookout for two suspects connected to a brutal attack on a woman in fairfax, virginia. the victim says it was just after 1 a.m. when she was beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted in the area of merrifield. here's armando trull. >> reporter: this was the site that greeted some students, parents and staffers of the holly brook montessori school in the merrifield neighborhood of fairfax. detectives spent hours dusting
for fingerprints and looking for evidence ling two male suspects to this morning -- linking two male systems to this morning's attack. >> she was beaten by some type of blunt object to the point where she needed to be dawn to the hospital. in addition, she was sexually assaulted and robbed. >> reporter: after the vicious assault the severely beaten woman made her way out here onto the road and flagged down a passing motorist who called 911. police aren't identifying the 50-year-old victim, but she may be a homeless woman who sometimes sleeps under the school's portico. >> she doesn't seem to be completely in the right mind. i'm not a psychiatrist, but she seems to be somebody who is troubled and i know the pastor across the way has tried to get her into fairfax coordinated benefit. >> reporter: neighbors are understandably shocked.
>> it's very scary being right over less than a brock from here and it's always been such a safe neighborhood. >> i'm shocked and scared, definitely going to keep my doors locked until these two persons are caught because that's something that does not happen in this area. >> reporter: in fairfax armando trull, 9 news now. >> that victim still in the hospital being treated for those injuries. the teenager suspected in a series of hammer attacks in washington mentally incompetent to stand trial the ruling today for 19-year-old michael davis. a d.c. superior court judge issued that decision following the recommendations from a psychiatrist. davis is charged with the murder of a tourist from the denver area and several other attacks. they all happened over a three- day period less than a mile from his home in the petworth area. davis will be treated at a psychiatric hospital in hopes of restoring his competency. a lot of people hurt today when a metrobus had to make a sudden abrupt stop.
somebody cut right in front of the bus at eighth and east southeast. 17 passengers were treated for bumps and bruises. the nightmare is finally over for those two little girls from tennessee kidnapped from their home nearly two weeks ago. police say they were acting on a tip when they found alexandria and kyliyah bain in some woods last evening in mississippi. the man who abducted them adam mayes had taken his own life or did so as the agents were moving in. >> other agents moved in to rescue kyliyah and alexandria who were lying on the ground nearby. the girls were hungry, thirsty and dehydrated. >> after being evaluated the bain girls, 12 and 8 years old, are out of the hospital. meanwhile three more people have been arrested in connection with the case. one person is charged with making false statements, the other two illegal possession of a we. a grim report out -- a weapon. a grim report out of alabama where a teenager is
accused of killing his half sister by hanging her from a tree. the body of 9-year-old katelyn arnold was discovered last night in ragland alabama. the 14-year-old boy expect his half sister were living with his aunt and average l as part of a foss homer arrange -- uncle as part of a foster home arrangement. police caught the man who vandalized a chantilly mosque in january. the suspect? 18-year-old trent on carter. he's accused of vandalizing the ahmadiyya muslim community mosque in january. nearly every window was smashed or cracked. police are not calling the vandalism a hate crime, about the several bottles of alcohol were found at the screen. michelle obama delivered the commencement today at virginia tech. the first lady chose the school in blacksburg because of its resilience in the face of several violent incidents on campus. chief among them, the 2007 massacre leaving 33 people dead. >> when you all are out there in the world and you meet
someone and you tell them that you're from virginia tech, and they say isn't that the school where -- i want you to interrupt them right there and say yes, it is the school where we have some of the best academic programs and professors in the country. that's what you tell them. [ cheering and applause ] >> michelle obama's appearance comes less than a week after she and president obama appeared at a rally in richmond to kick off his reelection campaign. virginia is considered a battleground state in this presidential election. a bicycle team riding in honor of fallen police officers is headed here, washington d.c. they stopped off for a rest today in ellicott city. it's part of a 275-mile journey. the 68 riders left valley forge, pennsylvania, wednesday. police officers from howard county are among that group and they expect to finish the ride and get here for police week in washington tomorrow. today maryland state police paid tribute to a trooper killed last year in the line of
duty. his name was shaft hunter. he died last may when his vehicle crashed into a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of i-95. colleagues believe hunter was chasing a speeding motorcycle. today hunter's mother shared these thoughts about these reckless motorcycle riders. >> i don't think they're thinking clearly. i shudder. i cry. the tears fall. i can't look at certain things and especially when i see people that are driving in an unsafe manner. >> that mystery motorcyclist has never been found. by now you have almost certainly seen this controversial time magazine cover photo that is sparking controversy and just a lot of talk about something called attachment parenting. the magazine is marking 20 years since a book by dr. william sears and his wife made that concept famous, but it's time's cover everybody is talking about and surae chinn went out today to gather reaction. >> reporter: what are your
thoughts? >> oh, my goodness. i couldn't think that's appropriate at all. >> he's too old. >> reporter: the cover was late night fodder. >> they put it out for mother's day and this is what it looks like after our top notch censors got ahold of it. >> reporter: some moms say this cover shows you our society has sexualized the breast instead of looking at nursing as something natural, but even some moms say this is a bit much. >> i worry about that kid when he's a little bit older, what he might think when he sees the cover of his completely walking, eating, running self nursing. >> we're doing it because it feels right to us. >> reporter: we caught up with an attachment parenting group meeting at reston library. the principles of this parenting can be controversial itself, co-sleeping, baby wearing and extended breastfeeding. >> i just couldn't like the idea we have to defend ourselves for doing something that's biologically intended for our children. >> i don't think a child that
age should be breastfeeding. >> they probably don't know how long a child is supposed to breastfeed for. >> reporter: new mom chelsea scott says she'll be breastfeeding little holly for as long as her baby wants to. >> my focus is more shifted to her needs, not when i'm going to wean her. it's going to be when she wants to be weaned. you feel like you kind of are always having to stand up for your child and i always will, but it's unfortunate that i have to. >> if you want to get in on the conversation, it's going on right now on our wusa9 facebook page. >> topper, it really doesn't get much better than this, my friend. >> it doesn't. we can probably copy it, copy paste tomorrow and then we have some showers in the forecast for mother's day. let's start with were its, highway 73, still 70 -- with temperatures, highway was 73, still 73 downtown, 72 manassas, 70 leesburg, 72 in frederick. for tonight we're looking at clear skies. it will be chilly again, a one
blanket night, not as cold as last night, lows tonight 44 to 54 downtown and winds northwest at 10. we'll come back and talk about what time the time frame those showers roll in on sunday for mom. still to come on 9 news now a connecticut mom gets the best mother's day gift ever. we'll tell you about it in a few minutes. >> while the politicians debate the merits of gay marriage states that allow it are taking that to the bank. we'll have those stories and a lot more coming up just ahead.
it just might be the best moms day gift ever of all times. a connecticut woman received a life saving gift from her son this week. it was his kidney. dorene lamont's kidneys were failing. she'd had radiation treatment in the '70s for leukemia. her husband and older son offered their kidneys, but craig, her other son, was the perfect match. >> my brother said man, what are you doing? you're really raising the bar on mother's day presents this year. >> i know his background. he has not been taking nasty things that shouldn't. he's been well fed. >> last year there were nearly 5,800 kidneys donated from living donors in this country. 88 were from a son or daughter to a parent. military moms in bethesda naval received an early
mother's day gift today, free makeovers for all the moms who live and work on the base. among the moms who got one, julie marie bishop who has five girls, been in the navy 19 years and is one week from getting her master's in social work. today she took some time out to get beautiful. >> i need to keep it professional, easy to do and quick in the morning when you're trying to run out the door to get to work on time. >> the makeovers were compliments of chevrolet and genie kitty of the city. we allen gay marriage has become a huge political -- all know gay marriage has become a huge political issue, but for those states that already allow it it's already a big business, too. >> i'm a single mom of five amazing daughters. >> reporter: julie. >> well, we are having some trouble getting allison's package together. if we get it, we will bring it back to you. i understand it's pretty interesting. meantime we well go away for a moment, but when we come
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renovated and maintained by the students green team the last couple years. they had some donations and sponsors and built a little pond in there so that mama mallard we're looking at chose this nice safe comfy environment to raise her little family. students, teachers, everybody is enjoying the education you get when you just see mother nature at work. i'm sure it's a little loud around with those kids than maybe she expected. >> it will just get loud. pretty cool. >> it looks nice. >> 73 today, spectacular, tomorrow even better. it's going to be a little bit warmer. >> convertible top weather, my friend? >> oh, yes no, heat required. >> it's not a convertible top if you need heat. >> well, we have an argument on this. 39 this morning at dulles and 52 downtown, cool tonight but not as cold. let's start with a live look outside, not really a cloud in the sky. clear skies, still 73, do want in the 30s. when the sun goes -- the dew point in the 30s.
when the sun goes down, temps will fall quickly, a very dry air mass, humidity only 24%. 70 in bethesda and arlington, 73 rockville, 66 in gaithersburg, 70 great falls, 69 in reston. to the ease 72 in beltsville and 72 -- east 72 in beltsville and also in annapolis and the wins have calmed down a bit. -- the winds have calmed down a bit. chilly tonight, spectacular on saturday, just cool on saturday night, so. as chilly as tonight or the last night -- not as chilly as to not or the last night, temps average and no ac or furnace required and some afternoon showers are on tap for mom unfortunately. tonight clear and chilly, one blanket night, 44 to 54 and wind light northwest at 10. so lows as chilly as it is are actually pretty close to average, 45 in gaithersburg
tonight, 47 rockville, 52 downtown, 48 in college park, 46 in bowie. to the west upper 40s, mid-40s in sterling and 45 in leesburg and manassas. no 30s on this map, but west of the divide there are more frost advisories for tonight. tomorrow morning sunny, a chilly start but rap warm-up, 40s and 50s -- rapid warm-up, 40s and 50s early, but 70s by lunchtime, winds northwest at 10. by afternoon sunny and warmer, keep the shades handy, high temperatures upper 70s to near 80. winds will turn tomorrow southwesterly at about 10. all right. zone forecast, sunshine from the mountains to the coast. 68 in oakland, looking at 75 in cumberland, pure sun, upper 70s in hagerstown, martinsburg and winchester, upper 70s in leesburg and warrenton, manassas 77, 78 and with a light wind these sents will feel like the upper 70s -- 70s will feel like the upper 70s.
79 or 80 down through waldorf and la plata, upper 70s in southern maryland, by the water upper 70s but the winds light southwest at 10 so much lure acting at no small craft advisory for the -- you're looking at no small craft advisory for the bay or tidal potomac saturday. we'll break it down, 44 to 54 to start and warm at noon, back up to the 70s and 76 to 81 by evening. next seven days, just absolutely gorgeous on saturday, some showers for mom, probably 3:00, 4:00, maybe 5:00 if you're east of town. so fire up the b-b early or duck -- the bar-b early or duck inside. then next week showers and storms, monday, tuesday, wednesday mid-70s, leftover showers thursday and friday. get the umbrella ready for next week. >> gorgeous weather and some help for the grass, can't beat that combination. >> selling it. let's get to the weird news file. as if riding a unicycle down
the street didn't get you enough attention to, a place called coma texas where a guy was riding a unicycle naked. this all went down earlier in the week on a state road and as you might imagine, the phones over at old police headquarters were really lighting up to report the uni-streaker. the handcuffs were not far behind. now he's charged with indecent exposure. why did he do it you ask? he told the officers and i quote, "he liked the way it felt." somebody take out that seat and burn it. that's my advice. >> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag, the address mailbag at wusa9.com. 9 news now will be right back.
here we go again with the gay marriage issue. you already know there's a lot of politics with that, but did you know there's also a lot of money? again with allison kocic. >> reporter: it's more than just a question of love or politics. the fact is that states which legalize gay marriage get a big boost to their economies. earlier this week president obama said he supports same sex marriage. if more states make it legal, we could have a wedding boom on her hands. according to numbers compiled by ucla, there are close to 650,000 same sex couples in the u.s., but so far only a
fraction have walked down the aisle. couples both gay and straight spend about $27,000 on average on their big day and if more gay couples are given the opportunity to book venues, order wedding cakes and pay for marriage licenses, the $74 billion wedding industry could get a real jolt. so far only seven states have legalized same sex marriage and their economies have reaping the benefits. the move added about $110 million to the massachusetts economy in its first five years and new york is expecting even more than that in just the first three years. so from a purely economic standpoint experts say that any state that gives gay couples the okay to marry can expect a windfall. i'm allison kocic in new york. is that thank you. in our mailbag don't reaction on the wusa9 facebook page -- tonight reaction on the wusa9 facebook page reaction to president obama mentioning his
young two daughters trotting them out any time he likes to help them out politically. karen writes i'm glad he is open with the girls, but keep them out of the political world until they can choose for themselves, but steven says the president goes too far with it. i don't see why he needs to use them as a tool for getting his message across. so many companies especially on tv use children as little cute mediums for their cause, but cindy says there is a method to his madness. when president obama brings his children into things, he's doing so to show that he can relate to how he as a parent wants his children to treat others and how he can relate to other parents' feelings because he is a parent. i would add to all of that that the parent's lovely family is one of his best attributes politically speaking and if i'm him, i'm going out of my way to reminder voters about that all the time. finally this e-mail on something very different from ginger in upper marlboro. you've mentioned a couple times that hawaii 5-0 has the best theme song of all time and i
agree. however, i think the theme song of miami vice is just as good. it's right up there with hawaii 5-0. it's a tie. you know what? i will give you that and go along with it as long as you admit that mission impossible's theme belongs in there, too. your thoughts, comments, questions belong in mcginty's mailbag as always, the address mailbag at wusa9.com. that is our broadcast. i'll be right back here at 11:00 with anita brikman. we'll see you then. bye bye. ♪
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