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today we should be well up into the 80s. this morning you may run into a sprinkle and this afternoon you may run into a shower or store. those are going to be few and far between. here's a look at the day planner. first we look outside. in spite of the clouds out there, some low visibilities. it's dry out there. 81 at noon as we start to break out there. could be a stray shower or storm even then. again this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s here in town. showers and storms late last night over on the eastern shore. they're over toward salisbury this morning. southern pennsylvania seeing a few sprinkles this morning that have drifted into northern maryland. look at this stuff in northern frederick county. pretty light. goes back to martinsburg here, washington county a stray sprinkle. that's t. temps mid-60s north and west. 71 annapolis. winchester one of our cooler spots at 63. it's 5:00 a.m. monika samtani stepping in. it's been a pretty good morning
but things are starting to pop. in virginia there is an accident that involves a tractor-trailer on the northbound side of i-95. north of route 1 but before you get to lorton. it's in the hov lanes. it's sitting on the shoulder. waiting on some help. let's go back over to our maps. this time out west where there are no problems to report on the dulles toll road or i-66 coming in from anap liss or the airport. we'll take a look inside the beltway 066 where there are no issues at spout run. in my next run we'll update you on the accident in lore ton at 5:09. -- lorton at 5:09. are certain breeds of dogs inherently dangerous or does it depend on the humans and how they treat those dogs? that's the question before a group of maryland lawmakers today. >> they're creating a special
designation just for pit bulls. 9news reporter delia goncalves is in our satellite center with the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, jessica, andrea. this is a pretty heated debate. folks passionate on this issue. it has dog owners and lawmakers at odds over this issue. lawmakers want to make pit bulls dangerous dogs as you mentioned, and theyle want to make homeowners liable for the dogs' actions. let's take a look at some video. the law follows a maryland court of appeals ruling recently that labeled the dogs inherently dangerous. now a task force of lawmakers will review the ruling, even consider legislation backing it. the proposed law makes it easier for a landlord or a homeowner to be sued if a pit bull on their property attacks someone. dog owners who protested in annapolis recently say they fear choosing between their home and the family pet.
>> i'm afraid of being told to get rid of him or get out of my house. >> i'd move to virginia before they told me to get rid of my dog. >> we have families who are having to choose between their rental home and their beloved family pets. please say no to that. >> reporter: that last sound bite is one of the ten lawmakers who are part of the task force and that task force will be meeting a little later today. they will be hearing from a number of witnesses, including dog owners who live in maryland. coming up at 5:30, hear from an animal advocate who admits himself that pit bulls are often chosen by criminals, including drug dealers. andrea, jess, back to you. >> thank you, delia, reporting live from our satellite center. police are looking for a person of interest after a woman was found dead in a beachside motel room. a cleaning crew worker found the woman's body yesterday morning inside a ground floor
room at the atlantic ocean side hotel in dewey beach, delaware. investigators have release add photo of a man they want to question in connection to the death. the medical examiner's ruling is expected today. if this is a murder as suspected, it would be the first murder in dewey beach history. a gaithersburg man wants to cash in on the insurance policy he took out on his travel companion before they went to arube ba. you remember him. police say -- aruba. you remember him. police say gary jeer dan know is a -- gee dan know is a person of interest. the frederick woman hasn't been seen since last august and giordano is suing american express for the $3.5 million benefit that was part of the insurance policy. amex says there's a one-year waiting period to file such a claim. the frederick county teachers association says its members have rejected the school board's contract offer
by a more than 2-1 margin. the proposal included the first pay raise for teachers in three years. union leaders say other cuts in benefits means teachers' take- home pay would increase by less than 1%. the union president says he will seek to resume contract talks. it is 5:05. i'm watching your money. wall street continuing its focus on europe's debt problems. analysts are saying greece may have avoided an immediate exit from the euro zone by elected a pro bailout power this past weekend but we'll have to wait and see. faith quickly eroded for u.s. investors. mixed picture. the nasdaq powered ahead by 22 points and the s&p 500 was up by 2. montgomery county's council president will rework a bill aimed at pepco and trees. he says on the advice of a
county attorney, his tree trimming bill will be rewritten to apply to all companies. county residents have complained pepco is being much too aggressive in trimming their trees away from pow wire lines. -- power lines. pepco has maintained trimming is needed to help prevent power outages. virginia governor bob mcdonnell's bill to keep the redskins headquarters and training camp in the commonwealth is coming under scrutiny. democrats questioned members of the governor's administration yesterday about that deal. lawmakers asked them to prove that the team would have left redskins park in loudoun county without it. the $6.5 million deal was signed earlier this month and guarantees the redskins will stay in virginia the next eight years. we want to remind you about tonight's big gala to fight breast cancer. the news babes bash is at 7:00 a.m. at the renovated howard
theatre. i'll be joined by my colleagues from channel 9 and from other stations including the news men in pink. mike hydeck will resurface and be there. you can still buy tickets online at dcnewsbabes.org or you can get them at the door. proceeds will benefit the george washington university's mammovan. it's a big, giant step we're helping in the fight against breast cancer and for early detection. >> such a great event. mike hydeck looks pretty in pink so why not go. >> dave owens is going to be pretty in pink. >> and of course andrea is always pretty in pink. >> so come on down. >> very exciting. the time right now is 5:07. president obama is having side meetings with his russian counterpart as -- at the g20 summit. jerry sandusky could take the stand in his own defense
we've got temperatures this morning in the 60s. we will have a sprinkle or to this morning and maybe a shower or storm this afternoon. it's going to be much warmer than it has been, at least yesterday with highs in the mid to possibly upper 80s. we'll have full microphone and seven-day forecast the next time i see you. here's monika samtani. getting word of an accident on the southbound side of the bw parkway after route 202 and an ongoing accident with cleanup in mt. rainier at route 1. i'm have more on that situation coming up in my next report at 5:17. making w at 5:10, today the g20 world leaders are expected to announce a global job creation initiative. the imminent threat of greece leaving the euro has passed but spain and italy must also deal with their serious debt issues. also at the summit in mexico, president obama and russian president vladimir putin have discussed the civil strife in syria. if jerry sandusky is going to take the stand in his own
defense, it will probably happen today. monday sandusky's lawyers put three character witnesses on the stand the. the form e penn state defensive coordinator is accused of sexually abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. a jury has acquitted former major league pitcher roger clemens, prosecutors were retrying the seven-time cy young award winner on charges of lying to congress. clemens was accused of lying in 2008 when he testified he never used performance enhancing drugs. the jurors returned a not guilty verdict on all charges. even with our relatively low local unemployment rate, there are still plenty of people in need. in today's hero central at 5:56, we recognize one local group that's helping put food on the table. >> at 5:30, police are trying a pair of burglars before they have a possible violent encounter with a homeowner. >> at 5:15, howard tells us when our first heat wave of the summer will break in the seven-
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:15 on this tuesday morning. get ready for the heat to return. it is summer after all. >> that's right. summer officially begins tomorrow night 7:09. we hit the summer solstice so the sun angle about as high as it's going to get. sunburn about as easily as it can. >> i knew that last weekend.
i'm still scratching. >> wear sunscreen, a hat. weather wise let's talk about what's happening outside. the allergy numbers came in. they were all in the low category which is good. as far as this morning, we've got some clouds out there now. i think we'll get into partly sunny conditions later this morning into the afternoon. as noontime temps approach 8 on, we will have a stray shower or storm possible, mid- to upper 80s for highs this afternoon. winds southeast to southerly at about 5 to 10 miles an hour. here's a look at the radar since last night. had a few showers and storms on the eastern shore down toward the beaches right now. and some very light sprinkles are coming in from southern pennsylvania into northern maryland right now. we're seeing them up across northern frederick county getting up toward caroll county, approaching frederick and thurmont. so we're going to watch those areas as well for just a couple of very light sprinkles this morning. temps are in the mid- to upper 60s. it's 67 in sterling.
manassas 66 in prince william county with 67 in spring field. 67 also for alexandria and rockville. 68 up in baltimore this morning. as we look outside, just a little bit of light. we're not quite from sunrise here. cloudy skies and a southerly wind at 8 miles an hour. your barometer rising slowly 30.13. big dome of hot ware from the great lakes back to -- hot air from the great lakes back to texas. the jet stream, this is where we're fining the most active weather. on the edge of this dome of high pressure, this is where we're seeing the bigger thunderstorms. some of them have been riding through the great lakes and coming through new york state. we've been on the tail end of this the last couple of days. you'll notice the clouds are sinking from the northwest to the southeast. so anything that forms again wants to move in that direction. so as we head toward later this morning and the afternoon, we'll watch to see what's going to pop here with the showers and storms and we see some
isolated stuff out to the west along the blue ridge. better chance there. we'll just have to continue to watch that for the night and then maybe a shower overnight and even tomorrow morning we could be popping a few showers here and there as we go throughout time. tomorrow afternoon daytime heating more showers and storms pop. so the next three days, green today. going to be warmer, even though there's going to be a stay storm i think there will be few problems. tonight 60s and 70s. tomorrow mid-90s so we've got your yellow weather alerts with the heat. isolated showers and storms. the heat could definitely be impacting your plans. friday a better chance of storms and better for the weekend in the 80s. let's go over to monika samtani with time saver traffic this tuesday morning. there are a couple of accidents right now. one in maryland and one in virginia. i'm going to start off with virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's involving a tractor- trailer, although it's in the hov lanes on the shoulder, it
is attracting some attention and i believe help has arrived. we'll go to our traffic camera on the northbound side of i-95. on the northbound side here we go. you can see traffic is slowing down. the tractor-trailer accident sitting here on the shoulder in the hov lanes but that sets the tone for a tough one early on, especially when you think about northbound i-95. we'll go back over to our maps this time to the accident in maryland. on the southbound side of the bw parkway, it's after route 202. it's also sitting on the shoulder but as you head through cheverly, you want to watch out for that. the accident in mt. rainier route 1 at south dakota avenue has been cleared so no issues there to report this morning. coming up in my next report, we'll take another look at that accident in virginia. but first, new parking meters are coming soon to a stretch of route 1 in hyattsville. formally rundown buildings have been transformed into new restaurants, shops and apartment buildings. the gazette newspaper reports 61 new metered spaces are being
installed between madison and hamilton streets. new parking lots are also being built. i'll have more on that accident in virginia at 5:24. back to you. >> thank you, monika. the orioles do the nats a favor and take out one of washington's division opponents, thank you very much. >> absolutely. plus, the nationals hope to resume their winning ways on their own tonight after a disappointing sweep over the weekend. that's coming up in sports. >> now let's take another look at the question of the day. what is the one thing most people say is the best stress reliever at the end of a hard day. is it a, coming home from family. that's my favorite. working out, that's b. or c, a cold beer. >> here's a look at a response on the wusa9 facebook fan page. i say c, the brewi but i know -- brewski but i know a lot of people who do b to reserve
stress. -- to relieve stress. so, you actually reward people for staying with you? yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click today.
it is 5272 on this tuesday -- it is 5:22 on this tuesday. partly to mostly cloudy at 9:00. we'll climb into the low 70s. by lunch time a patch of clouds here and there. upper 70s, even low 80s starting to show up. still mainly dry. as we get into the afternoon, watch this. some isolated storms out to the west mainly are going to fire.
highs well in the 80s. oklahoma city will try to even up the nba finals tonight in game four with miami. >> the nats will try to bounce back from getting swept by the yankees when they take on the rays. kristen berset has your morning sports. good morning, everybody. looking back there wasn't much the nationals could do this past weekend to stop new york. the yankees are so hot right now. there was just no stopping them. got news is the nationals didn't lose any ground in the standings. they're still in first place four games ahead of the next team and besides the yanks the nats have dominated interleague play sweeping both boston and toronto. up next tampa bay comes to town tonight, another tough squad. the nats are ready to put this yanks series behind them and move on. yankees like i said unstoppable. their new victim atlanta. der ec jeeter drove in three
runs last night. they pick up their tenth straight victory. all of the wins have been against national league teams with winning records. the baltimore orioles trying to stop this guy, the knuckleballer for the mets. what an arp. he pitched a complete game striking out 13 batters, a new career high. look and swinging every which way he could. he come -- met takes this one 5- 0. that's a quick look at sports this morning. have a great tuesday, everybody. travel fees, some nowadays are actually unbelievable. i'm tell you how to avoid them in the next your money report. >> i'll pay attention to that. plus, today some state lawmakers will debate whether pit bulls are really much more dangerous than other dog breeds. here's monika. >> accident cleanup continues on the northbound side of i-95 in the hov lanes. you can see it there on the
good morning. happy tuesday. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm jessica doyle. mike hydeck is off today. thank you for joining us this morning. monika will have traffic in a moment but howard bernstein is going to kick it off with weather first. not a bad morning. just cloudy. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. if you're a runner this morning is going to be better than this afternoon because it's going to be kind of warm this afternoon. mid- to upper 80s. this morning we're in the 60s. so a little bit better there. let's show you what's happening. we've got cloudy skies as we look at capitol dome. love this time of the morning. it's lit up and the skies are getting a little lighter and we're only about 15 minutes from the sunrise.
by midday we'll be about 80 and this afternoon mid- to upper 80s for highs. there's going to be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. better chance will be west toward the blue ridge and shenandoah valley than here in d.c. you notice some showers and storms overnight off to our east. a few sprinkles this morning. mainly north of town, in around frederick county, caroll county and even toward jefferson county, west virginia. this stuff is pretty light and pretty sporadic. temps are in the low 70s in annapolis but low 60s in easton and mid-60s most everywhere else. monika samtani, 5:29, what's it like for the commuters this morning? we're kind of off to a rough start, especially if you're traveling over here in maryland. first of all i just got word of this accident where you see the icon on route 210 at old fort road. that is in fort washington. so if you're one of those that leaves accokeek heading for oxon hill, you want to watch out for that one. there's also an accident ath further north on the northbound side of 295 right after the 11th street bridge. it's in the right lane so a
couple of factors for you this morning as we head out the door early. we'll take a live look outside. this is fine on route 50 as you leave the bay bridge. no issues to report as you head through over to the beltway. this is northbound i-95 in lorton. this has been an issue for half an hour or so. northbound 95 in the hov lanes in lorton with the accident there on the right shoulder. in my next report we'll take another look at area roads at 5:39. back to you. montgomery county police are looking for help in trying to solve a series of burglaries. >> burglars have hit 18 homes around germantown since early april with the latest one happening sunday night. the same neighborhoods are also seeing an increase in stolen cars and thefts from vehicles. police say the suspect or suspects may be starting with cars and finding what they need to enter homes. >> in some cases they've left car doors unlocked. there's been a spare key to the vehicle or the house or in some cases a garage door open gler
one neighbor captured sur 1r5eu8 lance -- surveillance photos after suspect. he could be responsible for some or all of the recent burglaries. they want to make an arrest before anyone has a violent confrontation with a burglar. today a group of maryland lawmakers will debate a recent ruling in the state's highest court. it labels pit bulls as inherently dangerous. if the designation stands, that would make it much easier to hold owners of this breed liable in case of an attack. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is in our satellite center with the story. good morning to you, delia. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. you got it right. as the law stands now, a victim must prove that the homeowner knew the attacking pit bull was in fact a vicious dog and that can be very difficult to prove. this proposed law removes that requirement. a task force today as i mentioned will review the court ruling and other state laws across the country as they consider a law that would make
homeowners and landlords liable for a pit bull's aggressive behavior. animal act cats fear the law would hurt responsible dog owners and lead to more pit bulls at shelters. but at least one advocate we spoke to says pit bulls got their bad rep decades ago from criminals. >> they're the dog of choice for gang members, drug dealers. that's really when the pit bull problem exploded. it was in the mid-'80s when the drug dealers and crack epidemic, those people started getting pit bulls for protection and they started training them. but it's not just that. it's the dogs that are put in the backyard and forgotten about. and they're not seecialized -- socialized. they're not trained. they're the product of an irresponsible owner. >> the advocate goes on to prove his point saying that an abused and neglected poodle staying in the backyard not being fed, not being taken care of would have the same temperament as a pit bull living under the same
condition. so when are we likely to see a decision on this hot pit bull issue? i'll have that for you coming up at 6:00. back to you. >> thank you, delia. nature versus nurture, a tough question. in the meantime a georgia law school graduate accused of killing a 27-year-old from laurel, maryland wants his bond reduced. steven mcdaniel is charged with the murder of laura about a year ago -- lauren giddings about a year ago. he will argue his $850,000 bond is too high. using d.n.a. testing, the urban institute ruled out the convicted person in 5% of cases. and when considering only sexual assault cases, the wrongful conviction rate was over 8%. the wrongful conviction rate previously had been estimated at 3% or less. after years of battling to
find the right location, crews will break ground on a new wal- mart in virginia later this morning. the super center will be in orange county not far from the wilderness battlefield. preservationists went to court to block wal-mart's original planned location, but the company abandoned that proposed site on the eve of the trial. the new store is expected to open in about a year and create some 300 jobs. the time right now is 5:34. i am watching your money. summer travel season is in full swing and you're probably looking for ways wherever you can save money, especially with travel fees rising. bankrate.com has pulled together a list of fees that are almost hard to believe and how you can avoid them. number one, did you know you could be charged as much as 35 bucks to book a plane ticket over the phone? of course thank goodness for the web you can avoid potential surcharges by booking over the internet. number two, some airlines have started charging passengers up to $5 to print boarding passes
at the airport. those add up. you figure an extra 40 bucks for a family traveling round trip. the easiest way to avoid this fee is to print your passes at home and bring them with you to the airport. number three, if you want to take a quick nap during your flight, believe it or not that could cost you. u.s. airways now charges $7 for a power knapsack. it is an upgrade from a standard issued pillow. it includes a blanket, inflatable neck pillow, eye shades and ear buds. if you don't want to pay that fee, you can make do with your airline issued pillow. if you're traveling abroad, expect credit card surcharges on foreign purchases. they're about 3% of the purchase price to avoid them, you can consider prepaying international hotel and car rental costs while you're still in the u.s. also, consider using a credit card that does not charge extra currency converges for spending --
conversions for spending overseas. those are pretty easy to find. watch out for airport fees. rental car companies located at the airports have to pay fees to the airport to operate in their facilities so in return we pass the charges on to you in the form of concession recovery fees. you can avoid these by renting a car from a nonairport location. quick cab right outside could save you that charge. >> good advice. a local congressman wants the airports authority to reign in on its own spending. >> tensions are rising at the university of virginia after the school's board refuses to reverse its dismissal of its president.
of the week, the increased humidity and increase in temperatures. today we're going to feel it. yesterday we were only in the low 70s. today mid-up toker 80s. here's your -- mid- to upper 80s. here's your day planner. could be a stray shower or thunderstorm. most of the time most of us will just be dry. 3:00 temp in the mid-80s. let's go inside to monika. an accident on the northbound side of 295 right after the 11th street bridge blocks the right lane. here a nice shot of the capitol and m street and south capitol street. we'll take another look at area roads at 5:38. we've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. here are some of our favorites. 50% off a garman gps. save $60 and free shipping when you make the purchase online. it's on sale today for $59.99. also 66% off your next oil
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numerous questionable expenses, including a $9,000 plane ticket to prague for member dennis martire. that prompted governor bob mcdonnell to remove him last week. supporters of university of virginia's outgoing president wants the top to members of the board gone. one read a statement yesterday. while she acknowledged the board could have better handled president sullivan's sudden departure -- [indiscernible] about 2000 people who want the board to reverse its decision protested outside. the g20 meeting will wrap up today and world leaders are expected to announce a global job creation program. thattory is coming up. >> plus, microsoft gets into the hardware business for the first time in an effort to take on apple. >> let's see who's celebrating a birthday today.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:45 on this tuesday morning. howard is here with the forecast. are we red, yellow or green? >> we're green today but we'll be going to the yellow alerts tomorrow and thursday for the heat we're expecting that could seriously impact your plansout side if you're -- plans outside if you're not careful. increase your fluid intakes because you're going to sweat
more and not realize how much if you're getting to be outside and it can be a dangerous situation when we get this hot. let's talk about a coastal flood advisory going into effect till about 10:00 a.m. that's for the immediate washington area on the potomac and also anne arundel county northward there on the west side of the bay. just looking at high tides this morning which are going to run a foot, foot and a half above normal, we've seen a lot of this. it's becoming almost a regular thing with the flood advisories. our day planner we're starting out with mostly cloudy skies. low 70s by 9:00. partly sunny this afternoon. there will be an isolated storm. most of that will be west of d.c. out toward the blue ridge with highs mid- to upper 80s here about 4:00, 5:00 this afternoon. look at these winds south, southeast 5, maybe 10 miles an hour. so not too much wind and the muggies are back. went through that too quickly. the rays are in town. nationals hosting tampa bay.
first pitch 7:05. mid-80s around 7:00 with lower 80s later on with the humidity. you get baseballs flying out a little easier when it's warm and humid. here's a look at the radars across the region. had this flow from the northwest to the southeast. some showers and storms on the eastern shore have moved south and east just about off shore. but locally we're watching some light showers. a few sprinkles, if you will, coming in toward northern maryland here just north of mount airy in read rick county -- in frederick county in towards westminster seeing it along route 30 in pennsylvania as they drift off the southeast. they're fairly light. that's about the only game in town on the radar. 63 in cumberland. that's comfortable. one thing out there along with the temps in the 60s to even 70, the humidity is back. we really have been hug gi. we've got -- muggy. we've got the cloudy skies. humidity 78%. watch the dew point number. that will be creeping up.
the higher that is, the more uncomfortable it's going to feel and it's 63 now but it's going to get up. much warmer today than yesterday. yesterday low 70s. very hot wednesday and thursday. the record tomorrow 99. not going to happen. then thursday's record, that's 98. we may make a run at that as we go into the future. so isolated storms this afternoon. we've got a temperature forecast of 88. maybe 86 in a few spots. a warm day. tomorrow and thursday very hot, mid-90s tomorrow. there will be some isolated storms in the afternoon. same story thursday with 97. by friday a better chance for some thunderstorms. temperatures around 90. drier saturday, 87. could be a few more storms sunday 89. it is now 5:48. monika samtani, you have a little list of things so -- a couple of issues. >> we had a couple of issues early this morning. that slowed things down, emily for you early -- especially for
you early morning risers. it's bit of pain when you head on the interstate and find an accident. there was in the hov lanes just near lorton and it was crowding the right shoulder and right lane so a bit of slow traffic. 95 will be heavy from quantico into dumfries, across the owk quan river -- across the occoquan river. we'll take a live look. it looks pretty normal here as you head for the beltway or on to 395 to the 14th street bridge. really no issues to report. here's the roosevelt bridge. there's a disability vehicle on the inbound side of i-66 in the right lane. overall delays in centreville and then route 50 to nutley street. back over to our graphics, want to let you know the entrance escalators are out of service at foggy bottom and they have called for buses. the station remains open. in my next report another look at area roads at 6:00. back to you. the leaders of the world's largest economies plan to announce a global job creation effort. the g20 wraps up later today in
mexico. >> president obama and russian president vladimir putin have also been meeting to discuss syria. susan mcginnis reports. >> reporter: fireworks lit up the skies in mexico for the g20 summit. they were being set off as word spread that the group will announce today a plan to fight the economic crisis in europe. it calls for government spending to create jobs and growth, something president obama had been pushing for. >> so that the economy grows, the situation stabilizes, confidence returns to the markets. >> reporter: this comes amid concerns that spain may need a bailout as rawflt high interest rates -- as a result of high interest rates on money it borrows. a special discussion took place at the summit between president obama and russian president vladimir pew continue. this one -- putin. this one lasted far longer than expected. >> it lasted for two hours because they were talking about syria and didn't want to stop
about talking syria. >> reporter: russian is loading two ships in the sea, a third carrying attack helicopters is headed for syria. russia says it's trying to secure its naval base there. >> we'll have to monitor it closely and determine whether they're doing anything beyond that. >> reporter: some noted both presidents appeared aloof toward one another. >> the body language stuff, i've been in a lot of meetings with putin and watched a lot of video of him. there was nothing extraordinary. that's the way he looks. that's the way he acts. i wouldn't read anything into that at all. >> reporter: both leaders said syrians should choose their own next government. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. making news now at 5:51, today a military judge will decide whether to grant a third postponement in the trial of the accused fort hood shooter nadal hassan's defense wants to move the trial from august 20 to december 3. hassan once worked as an army psychiatrist at walter reed.
he's accused of killing 13 people in the move 2009 shooting. firefighters have gotten a better handle on the high park wildfire in colorado. the fire has scorched 92 square miles so far. it's now about 50% contained. flames have destroyed about 190 homes. 18 firefighters are battling the blaze. microsoft, can they take a bite out of apple's business? they are introducing their own tablet called surface. this is the first time in microsoft's 37-year history it's offered a computer of its own. the surface tablet should be released this fall. no word on how much it's going to cost. now let's take another look at the question of the day. what is the one thing most people say is the best stress reliever at the end of a hard day? is it a, coming home to family, b, working out, or c, a cold beer? >> lynn wrote, on a day like we're about to have, i say c, a cold beer. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook
fan page. leave your response. we're going to have the correct answer in about an hour. >> if you're one of our facebook friends, you could win tickets to the at&t national in our sweepstakes giveaway. the golf tournament returns to bethesda's congressional country club next week. click on the link on our facebook page to fill out an entry form online. ten people will each win two tickets. the winners will be selected next monday. even one of the nation's richest counties there are people who can't afford food. we honor a group that's bridging the gap coming up in today's hero central. >> today maryland lawmakers will debate whether pit bulls should be legally considered more dangerous than other dog groups. we'll be right back. you're watching 9news now.
5:55. we've been talking about the sprinkles in frederick and caroll county. look at this. some heavier showers have popped in southern fairfax. this is just east of 95 and east of lorton and also in prince william county passing through. this is headed toward quantico. moving off toward the southeast making it into charles county in the next 20 minutes or so our futurecast, clouds and any showers will be moving southeast, 73. the showers are few and far between. we'll get toward the noon hour. 80ish here. partly sunny skies. maybe a patch of clouds in other areas. then this afternoon the better chance of showers and storms west of town with highs mid- to
upper 80s. arlington county ranks as one of the most prosperous in the country. census data shows the county has the fifth highest median household income at almost $95,000 a year. but there are still plenty of people living there who can't afford to buy enough food. in this report, jc hayward recognizes the arlington food assistance center. >> i was at one time a wealthy man, but due to circumstances, i am not any more. without this i would not have the subnantz to -- substan nantz to live well. >> reporter: he's 76 years old and retired. he can't buy enough groceries to last through the week so he gets supplemental groceries at the arlington food assistance center. >> some people would feel ashamed but i don't because the people don't make you feel
ashamed. they make you feel welcome. >> reporter: the 20-year-old food pantry not only provides food to over 4,000 qualified residents, but it also tries to give as much choice of foods as possible. >> strawberries are always nice and bananas and especially meats. >> reporter: they get 60% of its food from donations and the nonprofit buys fresh food, eggs, milk and chicken. >> by allowing our families to choose, they'll choose hopefully those things that their family likes and need. it also respects the dignity of the individual. >> wow, all kinds of goodies. >> reporter: families coming meet a variety of volunteers. >> we basically have all age groups. we even have family night that allows parents to bring in very young kids to do bagging of groceries for us. >> reporter: the volunteers say
they feel good about helping out. >> i'm a gardener. i like to grow things and bring it down. it's a way of donating what i grow that i think is healthy for the people. >> reporter: i'm jc hayward, 9news now. >> the demand for food in arlington county continues to grow. afac says it's seen a 22% increase in the number of families visiting the pantry for the first time. for more information on how you can help out, log on to jchayward.com. click on hero central. we thank you for watching us. 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm reason reason. i'm jessica doyle in for mike today. monika samtani will be back with time saver traffic. >> good morning. >> and right now howard bernstein has our weather first. it's a yellow -- green day today. >> green day today. yellow tomorrow and thursday. heat is coming in a big way for the middle of the week. we'll be into the 90s tomorrow, thursday and friday. today we'll transition into the 80s. we've got clouds