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one was ever dispatched from here. instead another station responded, one that took more than seven minutes to get help to that little boy. as a cloud of grief hangs over the family in this northwest washington home, d.c. fire and ems reflect on their actions the morning of march 13th. while the toddler choked on a grape it appears a 911 dispatcher sent paramedics from engine 31 at this connecticut avenue station to the warren street home, a distance of more than a mile. >> the closest available unit should have been dispatched, absolutely. >> reporter: it appears that didn't happen, though it's not clear why. engine 20 in tenleytown just down the street was never called. >> they were a paramedic engine company at that time. >> reporter: they were in the house? >> they were in the house. >> reporter: according to the department 911 received its first call at 8:40:38.
engine 31 arrives at 8:47:39. truck 12 at 8:48:34. medic 31 at 8:48:50. engine 20 was never dispatched. in december a new gps-based system went online. firefighters carry tablets like this which are solely dependent on wi-fi. there's concern it may have played a role in the confusion. >> it's disheartening to me that we took something that was pretty reliable and managed to screw it up. >> reporter: the boy's father answered the door at their northwest washington home, but he was understandably too distraught to go on camera. live in northwest washington, andrea mccarren, wusa9. >> thank you. this latest incident involving a medical emergency will be among the mounting challenges facing d.c.'s new fire chief. gregory dean is set to start the job may 1st. let the melting begin. chief meteorologist topper shutt is tracking some temps to
take care of that blanket of snow we got a bit earlier today, top. >> no worries. i got an e-mail from someone in frederick should i shovel and i said no, just let it melt. here's futurecast, temperatures 8:00 tonight above freezing, 38 downtown, 37 manassas, leesburg, 36 in frederick, no worries about refreezing tonight unless you're out in the predawn hours of the morning near frederick and leesburg. by 10:00 still in the upper 30s. clouds lang tough, but no worries about refreezing inside the beltway. by 2 a.m. we're still 34 in manassas, 35 in leesburg and frederick. we'll come back and give the weekend a grade. a prince george's county cop is facing the possibility of 30 years or more behind bars tonight. a grand jury just indicted him on assault, misconduct and firearms charges. our bruce leshan is live in bowie where it allegedly happened. >> reporter: yeah, derek.
it was may 10th, 2014, william cunningham lives here. his cousin was dropping him off. he was parked out here. officer jenchesky santiago pulled in, told the guys they were parked illegally. so cunningham gets out of the passenger side door, tries to walk in the door to his house and santiago allegedly takes his service weapon, points it right into cunningham's forehead, then moves it towards his mouth and says we're pgpd. we shoot people. now santiago has three years on the force. he is now suspended without pay. he is as of today facing six different criminal counts. state's attorney angela also brook says that she will -- alsobrooks says she will never turn a blind eye to this kind of behavior. >> there's never any pleasure in having to indict one of our own, but we will and we will
have this case heard in a court of law. >> reporter: it was the police department that brought this allegation against santiago to the state's attorney and the police chief says he will not tolerate this kind of behavior. both the chief and the state's attorney defended the good work of the vast majority of the 1,700 members of the prince george's county police department, but i will tell you that we also talked to a number of residents around here who said this kind of assault seems really familiar to them. reporting live in bowie bruce leshan, wusa9. >> thank you. that prosecutor and an attorney for the alleged victim both declined to release the cell phone video today. the police chief says officers are only allowed to fire their weapons if they fear for their lives or the lives of others and they have to use the minimum force necessary to arrest someone. tonight a d.c. man larry donnell hinson is under arrest accused of running into and
injuring a prince george's county police officer and later causing a deadly crash. it happened along branch avenue last night. hinson was pulled over in a stolen suv but sped off injuring the police officer involved. hinson they caused a multi- vehicle crash 1/2-mile away. the driver from clinton, maryland, was killed. hinson jumped out of the suv, ran off, but officers found him hiding under a car. tense moments at uva after a public forum brought together student, lostments and representatives with alcoholic beverage -- law enforcement and representatives with alcoholic beverage control. surae chinn reports from charlottesville. >> reporter: racial tension at an all time high at uva after what was supposed to be a town hall style meeting and the black alliance student body took over. with emotions mounting students demand answers. >> black lives matter!
black lives matter! >> reporter: law enforcement from charlottesville, uva, alcoholic beverage control and the justice department are put on the spot. the black student alliance dominated the conversation. >> i think it's [ bleep ]. >> it's hard for everyone and everyone just wants as many answers as they can get. >> reporter: students in the community are outraged after pictures and cell phone video surveillance faced of third year uva student martese johnson bloodied after an arrest outside an irish pub outside campus. he sustained injuries that needed 10 stitches. >> the thing on the corner with the young map, they could have killed him. >> reporter: what today showed was that law enforcement has a long way to go in regaining trust with the students and the community. in charlottesville, virginia, surae chinn, wusa9. >> the student's attorney said johnson did not have a fake id and claims he was not intoxicated. five teenagers charged in a
mob attack, prince william county police say they were in a gang. the attack happened at boys and girls club in woodbridge earlier this week. it was in retaliation for another fight that happened at potomac mills mall police say, but the victim beaten at the boys and girls club had nothing to do with that original brawl. the teens are 16 and 17 years old. virginia must have seen all the high seeds that were knocked out of the tournament yesterday because they came out today to play. >> they were ready. belmont gave them a bit of a scare, but the home team was just too much for them. frank hanrahan is in charlotte with the team. >> reporter: yeah, derek. with about four minutes left we're thinking oh, my goodness, is virginia going to fall upset to belmont, but the cavaliers close the door and win 79-67 and advance to the third round. for virginia it was good to see anderson back in the lineup coming off the bench with some
big plays and defense is the staple of virginia and justin anderson way steal and score to put uva up. virginia olasts belmont 79- 67. virginia will face michigan state sunday. michigan state knocked out virginia last year in the sweet 16. now we'll take you to the news conferences live in char -- charlotte at virginia is currently at the podium. >> reporter: were you nervous down the stretch when it got to 62-60? >> they made some tough shots. i knew we were going to have to make some plays, stops, free throws. when you look at her 25 attempts to their six, that was significant and then to step up and make them. pure never safe when you play a -- you're never safe when you play a team like that that can
score in spurts and hit kind of unlimited range shot. we had to make some adjustment and guard in some unconventional way we really haven't had to. some teams in our league did some things, so we had that to draw on. of course, i knew that game was in the balance. my assistant finally put his guys in at 20 sick seconds and i think i looked up -- 26 seconds and i think i looked up and said they're probably a team that could bang a few three's. when you're up 11 with a minute, you never know how quickly they can shoot three's. >> reporter: that's tony bennett, head coach of virginia live in charlotte following their victory. uva against michigan state sunday afternoon. we'll have much more coming up in sports. for now back to you. later in sports the american university women looking for an upset. we've got highlights from their first ever tournament game. next fighting cancer can lead to forgetfulness for some
teacher -- brower was a teacher for 35 years, but after chemotherapy for breast cancer she became forgetful and depressed. >> i can't remember what i taught for all those years because i couldn't remember the names of the countries and capitals and i thought i can't teach. >> reporter: robert jenkens enrolled in a ucla study investigating team owe brain. up to 1/3 -- chemo brain. up to 1/3 of breast cancer survivors suffer from chemo brain. >> concrete examples, i lose my place when i read and i'm distracted by thoughts or little noises. >> researchers created a series of puzzles and tests to help improve memories. one set of patients did the exercises five weeks. another set did nothing. both groups underwent brain wave testing and the women who completed the mental exercises significantly improved their memory. >> if you not and understand a little bit about mem -- if you know and understand a little bit about memory, you can troubleshoot your own problems
to fix it. >> doctors are trying to learn more of the genetics of the chemotherapy side effect. >> if we can figure out what women might be at risk early on, perhaps we can help them early in their treatment. >> nearly 650,000 people in the u.s. receive chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic every single year. well, it is according to the calendar the first day of spring, but that is not how we pictured the season starting. luckily topper is tracking much warmer and drier air headed our
this week the gop released its budget blueprint. because a tax increase was not part of that plan, representative tom cole who is a senior member of the house budget committee says they'll find other areas on make changes. >> medicaid is a one size fits all problem. no. 1, probably bill gates and warren buffett don't need exactly the same medicare proposal and program that somebody that's only got social security does. >> you can catch a lot more in this week's capital download. join me and usa today's susan page sunday morning 8:30 here
on wusa9. winter went out kicking and screaming on the first day of spring. loudoun county schools were closed for the 13th time this school year today because of the snow. some people did go outside and enjoy the wet good for packing snow, but most everyone we talked to hoped this was the last of it. topper, tell us this is the last of it, right? >> i think we'll see snowflake again. in term of accumulation, i'm on the fence. the snow does not hurt the cherry blossoms whatsoever. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, still cloudy, but it's dry, nothing falling from the sky, 37, winds north, northeast at 13, still kind of a miserable night. new market 6 1/2 inches, gaithersburg 1.5 and herndon about .7. we said a trace to 6-inch. there it is, a typical late
march snow. great the first weekend of spring, a c. i'll tell you why. becoming partly cloudy tomorrow, so a few clouds to start. it will be milder, pretty decent, then a passing shower possible saturday night. cold front moves through and lower temperatures a little sunday. still a pleasant day sunday but cooler. i think that's kind of an average weekend, certainly compared to today it's an a, but in the scheme of things probably a c. 10:00 tonight we have clouds, but we're above freezing, 37 in leesburg, 36 in manassas, 39 downtown. if you're going out late tonight, no worries with refreezing. the roads may be wet, so take it easy. by 7 a.m. we could be right around freezing in places like frederick and gaithersburg. if you're walking to get the paper early tomorrow morning, be careful. more than likely you won't see anything crazy. by afternoon clouds leave. warmer air rolls in, 50s downtown, still upper 40s and 50s in the burbs, but by 6:00 60 in d.c., 64 in culpeper and
north of town well into the 50s, 58 into frederick and 59 in leesburg. we get into saturday night, a little cold front comes through, generally moves through dry and the good news is we end up with a good sunday. tonight mostly cloudy, cold, some icy patches late, 2:00, 3:00 in the morning well north and west, 30s for lows. tomorrow morning skies return partly sunny, a chilly start, temperatures 30 to 52. break this down, then. on the day planner we got 36 at 7:00, 39 at 9:00, back in the 40s by 11:00 and back in the 50s by 1 p.m. next three days cooler sunday, still a pretty good day, low 50s, chilly monday, around 50. next seven days still chilly tuesday but milder wednesday. next chance of rain is thursday, could be a pretty big rainstorm, hig
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for you and your family tell congress: don't cut hospital care. part by your local toyota dealers. here's a look at some local headlines we're following. two men in custody for a shooting on board a metrobus that sent an innocent passenger to the hospital. police say the man got into an argument while the bus was loading on good hope road in southeast d.c. one man pulled out a gun. it went off and strikes a woman in the leg. she's expected to recover. fairfax county police are searching for a bank robber that made a get-away on his bicycle. he pulled out a gun, demanded money from, got on his bike and took off. no one was hurt. on the baltimore washington
parkway several cars collided at 3 a.m. near the exit to landover road. a mustang filmed over, burst into -- flipped oh, burst into flames and died. joey poindexter is guilty of sexually assaulting four men he assaulted after meeting at beer pong tournaments in college park at gaithersburg. you can read the full story on the wusa9 app. now wusa9 game on sports brought to you by xfinity. >> holden kushner the last hour, talk about beejay anya, had the game winning shot who went to dematha. st. johns grad troy campbell had a big game for the hoyas last night in portland coming off the bench with nine points, great to season our local
athletes doing really well. let's head to virginia where the game just ended. frank hanrahan joins us live. >> reporter: a lot of eyes on this guy, uva's justin anderson. >> great offense for one another. >> having a big, big day of it taking an early lead going up 28-25. i tell you belmont really hung around to despite the offensive effort from uva this afternoon. justin anderson battling that broken hand coming back from an appendectomy nonetheless helping his squad out today. uva was looking to advance to the 3rd round in taking on michigan state. they go up by a score 28-20 in the 1st half. virginia goes on to the victory. they'll take on michigan state in the 3rd round. the maryland men currently leading val po 31-27 at
halftime. terps the fourth seed in the midwest, full coverage of that game tonight and we have our crew out there. kristen berset for the game. how about this? getting ready for maryland. >> it's going to be a big game tonight. >> i told you earlier about the buzzer beater by beejay anya. here's something better, the reaction from his classmates on campus, march madness. we'll tell you about that. here we go. [ cheering and applause ] >> and that is why they call it madness. >> that was madness, my friend. >> oh, to be 20 years old and your team is rolling in the tournament. >> very good. >> looks like the photographer was jumping up and down. >> i think he was being bounced up and down by the students. >> by the way, brackets, what
number are you now? >> i information 58th place earlier out of 1,500 people. a lot of brackets. >> i'm in 1,300th place. >> i'm 178,000. weekend, sir? >> first full weekend of spring, temperatures back in the upper 50s to around 60, about average, a vast improvement over today. a few clouds linger in the morning, a couple sprinkles possible, nothing to change plans. low 50s sunday and monday and tuesday. >> the official start, 6:45 today, right? >> 15, 20 minutes away. if it snows again, you have to blame spring, not winter and not me. >> you would never to blame. that's our broadcast. we'l
>> pelley: winter's grand finale. the season ends with one more encore for people who have shivered through too many. also tonight the f.b.i. is investigating the death of a black man whose body was found hanging from a tree in mississippi. the moon has its day in the sun. and steve hartman "on the road" with an amazing day for the lady knights. >> it's probably the best moment of my life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: we begin the broadcast in winter, and we will say good night in the spring. if just a few minutes at a quarter to the hour, the sun will move directly over the equator. that's the