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monument. >> comfortable temperatures. skies partly to mostly cloud eye at times. it may be one of the few negatives but we have sunshine now. look how pretty the capitol dome is looking with the high clouds in the distance. a very pretty sunrise. temperatures are running in the upper 50s here in town. we have a few spots that have dipped into the 40s. by noon 70. partly to mostly cloudy. lots of high clouds. 73 at 5:00. that's going to be close for the high for the day. maybe 75 degrees. better chance of showers is going to be south and west of d.c. while it looks like it's raining south, this is upstairs, not reaching the ground. out to our east we have a shower just on the west side of oxford. it's drifting slowly off toward the east. our temps start 40s and as going 70, 75. here's monika. we're starting to get a few issues. it's been slow, especially 066 just outside the beltway.
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the beltway through annandale where there had been early morning construction. then it was replaced by an accident. a couple of issues but overall i can't say it's terrible. on the northbound side of i-95, it's just the normal slow stuff leaving woodbridge across the river. pace improves a little bit and slows down again in springfield. you can see the volumes increasing as you head up north and then we'll go to 395. on the northbound side of 395 in chirlingson on our have -- shirlington on our vdot camera. no big deals yet. let's head out west to 66 on the inbound side. again slow traffic between manassas and centreville and then again as you leave fairfax to the beltway. we'll take a live look outside once again taking a look with the sunshine in your eyes. inbound 66, that could be a factor this morning. in my next report we'll go to the north side of town at 6:11. back to you. police just cleared the scene of a deadly crash in northern virginia. it took the life of an 8-year- old child and a woman and left
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several others hurt. >> the crash was just after 11:00 last night at lee highway in germantown road in the city of fairfax. delia goncalves is live there this morning with the latest on what we know. over to you. >> pretty devastating accident. as daylight breaks, we can see a little more of what police and investigators have determined so far at the scene. you can see some of the markings on the road here. we have spoken to a couple of eyewitnesses. according to eyewitnesses, the sedan was traveling in the far lane. that's the eastbound lane where you can see this traffic heading in that direction. that's where the eyewitness said the sedan was traveling in that direction when it t-boned the minivan that was taking the left turn into the shopping plaza. it's not confirmed by police but the eyewitness tells us the minivan was then thrown about 45 feet knocking down a pole and landing right over here. we can see the markings of each tire back here in the westbound lanes. this dramatic video just fed into our newsroom a short time
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ago shows fire crews rescuing the 38-year-old male driver of the minivan. we're told he's in critical condition. the sedan burst immediately into flames. a woman driving the car died instantly. an 8-yard passenger died at the hospital and a 6-year-old we're told is in critical condition. >> i've never seen an accident that bad, never. >> reporter: the car burned up instantly, right? >> yeah. you couldn't even tell what vehicle it was. it's devastating to know that that took place. it's heartbreaking. it really is. >> reporter: something that stays with you. you can't go to a scene and not think about it. >> it's something you'll never forget. i mean, it's always going to be in the back of your mind every time, especially when you drive past this area. >> reporter: tommy aldridge who
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works for vdot showed us the pieces of the broken rim of the sedan, an indication of how far and how fast this sedan was traveling. police have not confirmed these details for us. they haven't confirmed in which direction the cars were traveling or who may be at fault here. we don't know if alcohol was a factor. however, they have said without a doubt speed was certainly a factor in this deadly collision. back you to, mike. >> so sad. delia goncalves live in fairfax, virginia this morning. the southern avenue metro station is back open now after a deadly shooting there last night around 9:30. this was at one of the bus bays at the greenline station. prince george's county police are investigating. they have not released the name of the victim or the reason for the shooting so far. they are still looking for whoever pulled the trigger. are speed cameras legal? a lot of people who get caught by them wish they weren't.
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today maryland's highest court will take up that question. state law says fees given to contractors which run the camera cannot be contingent on the number of tickets given out. a lawyer who got a ticket four years ago says the county is breaking that law with its camera program. even if the scour agrees, people who already paid fees will not be eligible for a refund. a vote on metro's silver line. an agreement includes union friendly incentives and it's been under fire from governor bob mcdonnell as well as other republicans in richmond and loudoun county. the county is threatening to with hold the funding unless the pla is taken off the table. a teenager accused of attacking to girls while walking to school is now in police custody. the loudoun county sheriff's office will only identify the suspect as a 16-year-old from
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sterling, virginia. a 12 and 14-year-old girl both said the teen tried to assault them monday morning. they say this happened near the seneca ridge middle school in sterling as they were going to school. a friend of the girls apparently chased off this alleged attacker. that suspect is now in a juvenile detention center. 6:06. we have an update on our 9 wants to know series on teen drinking. the liquor store that we caught selling booze to underage kids goes before the d.c. alcohol beverage regulation administration now. that board is considering whether or not to renew that store's license. we learned that the store was known for selling alcohol to teenagers and last month the owner richard kim was found guilty of doing that. he will be sentenced tomorrow. 6:06. jessica doyle is here with another your money report. >> she says the business of counterfeit goods is booming. >> that is right. it's going gang busters. we're not just talking about
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knockoffs of designer purses. there is a potential health danger. seizures of counterfeit pharmaceuticals were up 200% last year. recent cases have included counterfeit verges of the cancer drug evass continue found in dock -- evastin found in doctors' offices and adderall. consumer need to study their medications, know where they're sold and what they look like. snacking at the office, that can pack on the pounds. a new career builder survey found two in five workers say they actually gained weight in their current positions. 26% of them report gaining over ten pounds. 14% gamed over 20 pounds. the workers most likely to gain weight at work, travel agents, attorneys or judges, social workers and teachers. journalists not making that list. we know the super rich can have the best of everything. cars, jewelry, what have you. but how much do they earn and
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pay in taxes? the i.r.s. recently released the statistics from 2009 and it says the top 400 earners who filed taxes made an average $202 million. top 400 in the u.s. down 25% from the year before but income may have actually been higher since tax exemptions is not included in this analysis. average federal income tax for 2009 came in at $41 million, down from nearly $49 million the year before. i don't think they're getting a refund. i'm guessing. >> wow. time 6:08. this month's at&t national golf tournament supports the military and our wounded warriors. >> we'll introduce you to a wounded warrior. learn how golf turned his life around and how he's using it to
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help other veterans. another cool day on the way but will you need the umbrella as you head out the door? the answer is next right here on 9news now.
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we're off to a cool start. a couple sunny breaks and a spotty shower will be possible, especially west of washington. highs today between 70 and 75. i'll be back in a few minutes talking about a warming trend. here's a live look at the inbound side of new york avenue at bladensburg road in northeast. you'll hit the brake as time or two on route 50 coming through cheverly at this point but right now all the lanes are open. in my next report, we'll take another look at the big picture at 6:18. back to you. it's 6:12 on this wednesday morning. here's a check on the stories making news. jury selection resumes today in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. he's the former penn state assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing ten boys over 15 years. pretrial hearings scheduled for today at fort meade in the case against army private first class bradley manning.
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he's the army intelligence analyst accused of leaking classified military documents to the wikileaks website. presidential candidate mitt romney swept five republican primaries last knight but he didn't even need them. he's already garnered enough delegates to win his party's nomination for president. just about three weeks to go till the start of the at&t national golf tournament at congressional country club. >> this tournament benefits wounded warriors and over the next few weeks, you're going to meet some of these men who are using golf to help themselves and others to rehabilitate. >> we introduce you to sergeant osborne. >> we always talk about our friends that got killed or us getting severely wounded, but we never talk about the guy that we killed. >> reporter: you can imagine -- few can imagine his mental anguish. couple that with the physical injuries sustained in baghdad. the vehicle he was driving hit
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a roadside bomb. >> i have a plate in my right foot and two prosthetic vertebrae. >> reporter: it equals pain, suffering and depression. >> had about 18 surgeries. i ballooned up to 270 pounds. >> reporter: because he couldn't exercise, something that he says killed three of his friends who are trying to recover with them. >> something told me i needed to do something. >> reporter: this was something. a friend of his introduced him to golf. >> i never had a golf club in my hand. >> reporter: but he kept swinging and swinging and swinging. >> it gave me a sense of accomplishment. so i started to slowly come out of that dark depression. i had something in my hand that i could do without anybody's help. once you hit one good shot, it keeps you trying to repeat that. >> reporter: the game helped him recover from war. those aren't my words. they're his. he was even featured in the may 2012 golf digest. nowadays you'll find him
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mentoring other wounded warriors as part of the salute military golf association. out here pity is not part of the vernacular. >> good shot, man. >> patience and understanding are. >> we're warriors. we try to hide it urmd our chest but we're human. we're human-- >> under our chest but we're human. we're human. >> great story. congratulations to him. join us for another wounded warrior story this time next wednesday. when the tournament begins at the end of this month, you can join me every night on 9news now at our 11:00 show. we start about 11:20 for the at&t national clubhouse report. we'll have highlights from the tournament. expert analysis from the event and a whole lot more. >> you? >> yeah. >> at 11:00? >> yeah. >> p.m.? >> yeah. >> he's sleeping here and weaking up early to hear howard's forecast. >> temps in the 40s and 50s. a spotty shower across the bay.
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that's what we'll have. another comfortably, cool day. we start with the bus stop forecast on this wednesday morning. temps running in the 50s. we do have some coastal flood advisories and warnings. if you're right on the tidal potomac or bay, you may have some high tides one or two feet above normal. keep that in mind for the rest of us. partly to mostly cloudy, 40s and 50s. a pleasant start to this wednesday. we'll have the partly to mostly cloudy skies today as we rise toward 70 by lunch time. low 70s this afternoon. 73, maybe 75 if we can get enough sunshine with a spotty shower. best chance of a shower is going to be west of town toward harrisonburg, charlottesville if you're going out that way. this morning we're seeing this activity coming from a disturbance out of west virginia which is now trying to get into southwestern virginia. pouring west of raleigh. i-40 is a tough ride. locally this is the one shower still trying to hold together on the west side of oxford. it was here about an hour ago moving southeast at three, four
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miles an hour. it's dumping a little bit of rain there. elsewhere just quiet and cool. 48 gaithersburg, laytonsville, leesburg, lovettsville down to 47. 50 in reston. 55 springfield this morning and off to our north and east we have low 50s. even toward bwi and columbia and andrews coming in at 52. it's a pretty morning out there. partly cloudy. we've got high clouds for the most part giving us the pretty sky. 59 degrees. humidity 75 purposes. the bigger picture showing this disturb bans down -- disturbance down here. traveling south in the next few hours, you'll run into this. for us we'll see what pops here. anything that pops will be isolated and mainly west of town for this afternoon. better chance we'll see some stuff tomorrow. here's the forecast. today 73, a green alert day. yellow tomorrow because some. the shower and storms in the afternoon may just impact your commuting in the afternoon. may impact a sporting event
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scheduled. 79. another good day friday, 81. as we head toward the weekend it gets hotter. 86 on saturday. 92 on sunday. look at that. we stay hot right through early next week. let's go to monika here at 6:17. she's got the latest time saver traffic. >> slow traffic as well right now. good morning, everybody. here's the beltway. overall that's doing fine but if you're heading north on i- 95, first of all you've got the delay as you head into woodbridge and then in lorton at 19 miles an hour. northbound right now trying to get into spring field. let's take a live look outside. if you're planning to head on the northbound side of 95, this is what it looses like in newington -- looks like in newington. all i can say is at least the lanes are open although you have a long slow ride ahead of you. now back to the maps and this time heading to the north side of town. 270 again, it's the slow stuff. 33 miles an hour leaving frederick as you head down toward urbana. 33 at route 80 right now. then we'll take a live look at falls road. that's still moving well to the point where the lanes divide,
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boat the main and hov lanes. coming up in my next report at 6:25, we'll take a look at 95 in maryland. back to you. >> 6:19. next in sports, bryce harper, what he did last night hasn't been done since 1988. >> time for another check of the question of the morning. 15% of women will do which of these things for the very first time this summer? is it a, wear a two-piece bathing suit, b, go fishing or c, go camping? >> our facebook friend says susan, why not, all of the above. go fishing and camping in a two- piece. >> we'll reveal the correct answer at 6:54. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began.
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nice and cool out there to start. lots of temps in the 50s. even a few upper 40s this morning. skies are partly sunny to mostly cloudy. that's what we're going to see
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today. partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. there will be a spotty shower. better chance will be west of washington with highs in the low, maybe mid-70s. turning hot over the weekend. more on that coming up. here's andrea and mike. in sports all is well that ends well for the first place nationals. >> last night's game against the mets, the teams combined with 14 pitchers. got 23 hits, and scored a combined 7 runs after the 9th inning. >> let's start in the 10th inning with the nats trail 5g- 4. desmond hit the perfect double play ball but the mets shortstop missed it. one run scores to tie the game at 5 in the 12th. nats down by 1 again. thank god for home advantage. one on for desmond. he doubles to left. michael moore scores tying the game at 6. five batters later, bases loaded. bryce harper singles to the left to bring in the winning run. nats win it 7-6. harper is the first teenager to hit a walkoff
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hit since 1988. >> he's living up to it. it was extra innings in boston for the orioles and red sox. the first hit of the night for the os brought in the game- winning run. the win moves baltimore back into a tie for first place in the al east. with a win tonight, the oklahoma city thunder can earn the city's first trip to the nba finals. the franchise hasn't been to the finals since 1996 when they were playing in seattle as the super sonics. they moved to oklahoma city. game five last night between boston and miami. 11 rebounds for the celtics. they topped the heat 94-90. the celtics lead the series 3- 2. everybody said the celtics were too old to do this. not so. game six tomorrow night back in boston. d.c. united and philadelphia union played last night. the u.s. open cup action. antwaan scored the game win forephilly in extra time.
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d.c. loses at the soccer flex. final score 2-1. it's coming up on 6: 25. maryland's newest casino opens tonight in anne arundel county. ahead just how much money those slots are expected to bring in. monika tells us if we're gambling on our morning commute. >> i don't think so. things look good. on the inner and outer loop of the beltway to the wilson bridge, no problems here and heading through oxon hill you're going to be okay. in my next report, another look at area roads at 6:30. you're watching 9news now. [ male announcer ] it would be easy for u.s. olympian meb keflezighi
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59 degrees outside. here is a live look at the world world war ii memorial. troops stormed normandy beach. this is the anniversary. >> it is absolutely beautiful. >> had a tremendous morning to do that. thanks for joining me out here. >> very nice and refreshing. >> it's gorgeous. >> 80-degree plus studio all morning. it is really refreshing out here. hope you opened the windows last night because the cool
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stuff is going to go away. we'll be in the 90s on the seven-day forecast. a couple of high thin clouds out there. 59 national. by noon 70. again we'll have partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies but through the high thin clouds, a lot of sun will bleach through so that will make for a decent day. we'll be somewhere 73, 75 for the high this afternoon. you can see the clouds and the showers really thick toward southwestern virginia. we have a lone shower out toward oxford right now this morning. there it is starting to slowly weaken and your temperatures before you step out the door 40s, down to 46 in frederick. we're near 60 here going in the generally low 70s this afternoon. i'll be back in a few minutes. here's monika with time saver traffic. >> we're going to take a live look starting off from sky 9 on the northbound side of i-95 on the left side of your screen, that's the northbound side through newington. it looks like this most of the way into springfield and then on 395 as well some slow traffic.
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let's go to our maps now. overall the beltway is final. you have a couple of slow spots as you can see but insides the beltway at duke street about 48 miles an hour. i think we can deal with that. let's take a live look at the northbound side of 395 right there at duke street. again a little less than 48 miles an hour. here as you head for seminary road and then the pace improves to the 14th street bridge. let's go back over to our maps and this time to the north side of town if you're planning to head over to the beltway on the outer loop, yup, the rush hour definitely in full force here leaving the 95 interchange heading toward silver spring. in fact we'll take a live look at colesville road on the outer loop. you can see that slow traffic inner loop still looks okay. maybe a little slow into the sunshine right around college park. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look at 270 at 6:43. a resounding win for the governor of wisconsin. republican scott walker fought back against a recall effort tuesday. he beat the democrat tom barrett 53% to 46%. >> so what impact does this
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have on national politics? gayle king from cbs this morning joins us live from new york with a look at that. good morning, gayle. >> hello, mike and andrea. i just heard the traffic reporter say something about college park. i went to the university of maryland so i got all excited. i started thinking about ledo's pizza. >> good call. >> really good call. hello, you two. republican governor scott walker turned back the attempt to kick him out of office. he's the first governor in u.s. history to survive a recall. we'll look at the election that mitt romney says will echo beyond the borders of wisconsin. that's a quote. also we'll see if the killing of al qaeda's number two man could be the knockout blow for that organization. we'll ask senator john mccain that charges that the obama administration is leaking secret information putting politics he says above security. those stories and more when we see you at 7:00. >> gayle, thank you. we'll be watching. a woman and child are dead this morning. they were killed in an overnight car crash in fairfax, virginia along route 29 at
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germantown road. >> this is so sad. delia goncalves has been live at the scene all morning long with what we know so far. delia? >> reporter: pretty devastating accident. police are still investigating several hours after this accident happened at 11:00 last night. they're not we leasing a whole lot of information about crash. however, i've been able to talk to a couple of witnesses who both say the same thing and point to some of the markings on the road here. they tell us that the sedan carrying the woman and two children was traveling in the far eastbound lane where you see that traffic coming down the road there and they say that sedan collided with a minivan that was making a left turn into the shopping plaza across the street. fire crews had to rescue the trapped male driver of the minivan. we're told the 38-year-old is in critical condition. sat dan burst into flames instantly killing a woman behind the wheel. an 8-year-old passenger we're
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told died at the popt. a 6-year-old -- hospital. a 6-year-old still fighting for life in critical condition. >> that's what it appears that the minivan was turning in and got t-boned. i know the minivan was pushed 45 feet after it got hit. >> reporter: that's tommy aldridge who works as an engineer on vdot roads. he showed us a piece of broken rim off the sedan as an indication of just how fast that vehicle was traveling. if you take a look back here live on the scene of east lee highway, you can see that the posted speed limit is marked at 45 miles per hour. we don't know at this point in the investigation just how fast that car was traveling. we only have the word of some eyewitnesses here. however, police have not confirmed the exact speed of that car. however, police are telling us with certainty that speed was definitely a factor in this deadly collision.
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mike, andrea, back to you. >> thanks, delia live in fairfax, virginia this morning. here's some video you will see only on 9news now. police slapped the cuffs on a driver of an suv after the man hit a maryland state police cruiser. our cameras were there along route 50 near route 193 underpass in bowie last night. investigators say the state trooper was stationed at a work zone and the driver supposedly hit the car. police arrested the driver and at this point we don't know if drugs or alcohol played a role in this or not. the d.c. council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss a possible new chairman. they're concerned chairman kwame brown may have to resign. bruce johnson reports there is a federal investigation into brown's 2008 campaign. here's how kwame brown responded. >> i don't think i broke any laws in the 2008 campaign. that's all i'm going to say about the 2008 campaign. >> prosecutors are looking into whether chairman brown benefited from campaign funds steered to his brother's campaign firm and the
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investigation may be growing. brown also raised eyebrows yesterday for allegedly shoving wtop radio reporter mark seagraves. brown did not respond to questions about that. watch out, speed demons. beginning today, more than two dozen new speed cameras in the district will be issuing fines. for the last month, they've only been giving out warnings. one of the new cameras is along pennsylvania avenue near alabama avenue in southeast. there are also two on the southeast-southwest freeway. one in the 9th street tunnel and two more on georgia avenue in northwest. for a complete list of the new cameras, go to wusa9.com. look under morning show. in just the last month, maryland's two casinos brought more than 14.5 million. most of that money made at a slots parlor in perryville. the state's newest and largest casino opens its doors near the anne arundel mills mall in hanover. you'll have 3200 slot machines available tonight and then
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another 1500 installed later this summer. the gambling starts at 10:00 p.m. at 6:36, jessica doyle is watching your money. >> wall street's favorite soap opera, the facebook stock. >> that's right. some investors may be getting a check to compensate them for taking a bath on facebook's stock. nasdaq reportedly plans to cut those checks for investors who lost money because of technical glitches. no word yet on just how much it plans to compensate them. banks and trading firms lost a total of $100 million because of the trading delay. in the meantime facebook stock continues to fall. lost another 4% tuesday. now down more than 30% from its initial public offering price of $38. having an office at the office may be endangered. more and more companies are taking a sledgehammer to walls. they're even getting rid of cubicals instead creating free flowing layouts for their
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employees. open floor plans could mean packing in more workers too and that's a cost savings but younger workers say they like it. advocates say the open space gets the creative juices flowing and encourages clip ration. a mother says a doll from toys 'r' us has a potty mouth. the dolls are called the you and me interactive triplet dolls and they laugh together, talk with each other but one mother says the one dressed in pink also says the "b" word. cnn got a statement from toys 'r' us saying it's all baby talk. the mother says she's been offered store credit for the price of the dogs. >> you would think they would really -- they would work this stuff out with the companies, making sure the baby babble doesn't sound like anything. >> like b is not for baby but for something else entirely. >> more for adults. >> thank you, jess. time 6:38. in nine minutes, how you can help families of wounded
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veterans all by playing a unique game of poker. >> howard says it's going to be another cool day with a mix of sun and clouds. highs only in the 70s. next learn when we can jump back into the 90s. you're watching 9news now.
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>> it's 6:42 and 59 degrees. no problems to report on the beltway. just the slow traffic that you're used to on the betway on the north side of town and heading over to the inbound side of i-66. out of manassas into centreville you're going to go 33 miles an hour. i'm going to step out and show what you it looks like from sky 9 inside the beltway through falls church. inside the beltway all lanes are open. now back over to our maps. this time heading over to the bw parkway and route 50. that's slowing down right here through cheverly as you head into the northeast corridor but traffic is moving pretty well
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once you're beyond that all the potomac and anacostia river crossings are fine. down south heading to the wilson bridge on the inner loop of the beltway, all lanes are open. looking great through oxon hill. coming up in my next report, we'll go to 270 at 6:58. check this out. kind of cloudy in our area to see the transit of venus last night. the next one is not happening till 2117 so you might want to check out this video just in case. this was captured by sky 9. venus trip across the sun takes six hours to complete and only people in locations like australia and hawaii were able to witness the entire event. but just really breathtaking when you get a look at it. >> started just after 6:00 here. sun set was 8:30. with the clouds unfortunately we saw a lot less than that in spots. it feels as if it's autumn. >> a great feeling out there. temperatures have dipped into the 40s in a few spots. enjoy it now and tomorrow
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because the heat is on the way as we head into the weekend. it's june after all. having temps in the 40s is a little unusual for sure. we do have some coastal flood issues. high tide, got a full moon the other night and winds to the south will push tides one to two feet above normal. so right around d.c. and anne arundel county, baltimore, we could see some of those two- foot high tides. the rest of the areas, one, one and a half feet should do it so minor coastal flooding. we're looking at a comfortable morning. partly sunny to mostly cloudy. temperatures in the upper 40s to upper 50s. isolated shower should really be lone shower. that's over toward oxford on the eastern shore. we'll have the partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies today. a lot of these clouds, maybe the high thin ones, we get enough sun to bleed through. 70 at noon. light winds out of the south. south winds 5 to 10 this afternoon. a spotty shower. best chances for showers will be west and southwest of washington. in fact, you can see them this
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morning down from charlottesville to lynchburg, down into the carolinas. some of those high clouds is what's spilling over to us. to the north more sunshine. to the east which is that lone shower near oxford. we see the greens, yellows and oranges. this is definitely weakening. gaithersburg is the cool spot right now at 48 with culpeper 55. as we look outside on our michael & son weather camera, a pretty morning. 59 degrees with calm winds and that barometer is rising right now. 29 and 99. there's the disturbance. it will be sliding off to the east. areas south and southwest a better chance of showers let's say. as lieu at the future cast, that's what we're expecting, to pop up mainly west of town. a better chance tomorrow afternoon for showers and storms. today we're looking at temperatures 70, 75. green on the weather alerts we're doing. tomorrow a weather alert. after starting in the 50s we'll
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be near 80. scattered showers and storms in the afternoon may mess up the afternoon commute or any plans you have after school. 81 on friday. a good looking day. the weekend, look at these temps. it's going to get hot. 86 saturday. 92 sunday and still 90 on monday. andrea, over to you. >> thank you, howard. the fisher house organization gives the families of wounded military men and women a place to stay while their loved one recovers. there's a big fund-raiser for fisher house this start in -- this saturday in fairfax. here to tell us about the event is the organizer and d.c. legend. good to have you. >> andre ya, always a pleasure. the air conditioning man said he would be here by november. >> you can see the beads of perspiration on your head. tell us about the ride. >> it comes up this saturday. we want all the bikers in the area to come out to patriot harley davidson in fairfax, virginia. we're going to have a beautiful
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day. 86 degrees. we wrap it up in herndon, virginia. it's a wonderful day. $20. you can show up the day of the event between 8:00 and 10:00. it's $20 for the fisher house which builds homes for military families. >> i understand the ride portion of ride for the house but where does poker fit into this? >> you get a poker hand and you get cards at the beginning, two stops in it and then your last poker card at the end of the winning hand gets a fab house cash prize -- fabulous cash prize, andrea. we have so much fun with this. bikers raise so much money for charity. we're very excited about doing this. we're hoping this is going to be the biggest one ever. that's why i'm getting up at 4:00 in the morning to come into the television stations. >> is there a financial goal? >> last year we raised $10,000. we'd like to do better than that this year. it's a great day for a wonderful cause. when you're having the anniversary of the d-day
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invague, you can see my colors. it's a great organization and so much of the money goes directly back so that loved ones can be with their family members when they're getting treated. >> no one pays to stay at fisher house. >> absolutely. it's free and sometimes the cost of traveling across the country in many cases to be with someone who's getting treatment, it can be prohibitive for these families to be with their loved ones. that's why we do it and we'd love to see everybody. even if you don't ride, come out to patriot just to look at the motorcycles. >> say hi to mike. since 1993, million days of lodging have been provided for 160,000 families and again the money is going to build new fisher homes. we wish they didn't need them but they do and we want to make them beautiful. >> i just wanted to throw this thing. starting tomorrow i will be replacing howard bernstein as the weather man for channel 9. i just wanted everyone to know
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that. >> there's great applause going on right now. >> one of your engineers in the back room said praise the lord. >> mike, you welcomed us to your radio studio a couple years ago. we're glad to have you here. you can hear him online. it's a great, exciting business venture. thank you. >> thank you. >> great cause, great guy. now some daily deals, people. here are my favorites today. forget about girls night out. how about boys night out. living social is offering a guys cooking class with beer pairings, 918 f street. this is 39 bucks. you get a three-hour class teaching guys to cook dude food. we're talking bacon and cheddar and potatoes. growon is offering microdermabrasion. you can pay $49 for one service or $139 for three sessions.
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how about a massage. google offers has that deal with massage works d.c. you can pick whatever you want. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you go is next. this country was built by working people.
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we're following breaking news out of prince george's county. there's a two-alarm fire going on in suitland, maryland. we do not know if anyone has been injured or if anyone is involved. we'll have an update later this morning at wusa9.com and of course on 9news now at noon. it is time for the news before you go on wednesday, june 6. we start with a woman and her 8-year-old are dead after just a tragic two-car
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collision in fairfax, virginia. this was last night along lee highway in germantown road. a 6-year-old boy is in critical condition. a man is also hospitalized. police are trying to determine the cause of the crash. don't worry if you see a lot of police activity around the postal service facility on shady grove road in gaithersburg today. starting at 9:00 this morning, teens will conduct a hazmat drill. it should wrap up by noon. a walkoff win courtesy of bryce harper hit the bases loaded single in the bottom of the 12th last night to bring in the winning run. nationals topped the mets 7-6. marlins lost so now the nats lead the division by one game. it 16:55. time to reveal the answer to our question of the morning. it was women's daily did a poll recently and found 15% of women will do which of these things for the first time this summer. is it a, wear a two-piece bathing seat, b, go fishing or c, go camping. >> the answer is b, cast the line. they go fishing. >> one more check on traffic
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nice morning out there. temps mainly in the 50s. partly sunny, mostly cloudy. better chance of showers and storms tomorrow and heat over the weekend. we're going to show one camera. it's a good indication of what we have all around town. just a lot of slow traffic. this is springfield. here's a welcome change. futures looking higher. wall street could be opening on the plus side. >> what? >> cool. cbs this morning is coming up next. they have the aftermath of the wisconsin recall election. plus, they're talking about d- day 68 years later. monika and i will be back in 25 minutes for weather and traffic updates. go to wusa9.com for news, weather and traffic. have a great day. >>e-

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