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to know how many are from prince george's county. we got to meet three. that's janey oliver, a native of maryland and lives 15 minutes from the mgm site where she works as an electrician. thomas and brian work on the site and say they've lived in prince george's county for years. construction carried on behind them as mgm executives began to flood the site celebrating hiring 1,000 construction workers. governor larry hogan praised the project for creating jobs, but not everyone is convinced the project is off to a good start. some say mgm is not hiring as many minority owned businesses or local workers as they originally promised. last year -- >> year going to overhire the entire program and revamp the entire procurement process. >> reporter: last year an audit found a martin o'malley's administration failed to monitor or report minority participation on four other casino projects, but governor hogan says he's doing things
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differently this time around. mgm told us local workers carried out 19% of the construction hours so far and 2,000 construction workers will be hired before the project is complete next year. live from the newsroom i'm ellison barber, wusa9. >> thank you. prince george's county executive rushern baker told wusa9 he met with those mgm executives before the event. he feels confident they're living up to the agreement signed with the county and he said the county will continue to make sure they're working with local minority led businesses and hiring workers from prince george's county. that germanwings tragedy in the french alps hit close to home. 58-year-old yvonne selke and her 23-year-old daughter emily from nokesville, virginia, were on that plane. peggy fox is at the victims' home with more. >> reporter: the selke home is at the end of this long driveway here in this wooded
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community of nokesville. this morning raymond selke confirmed that his wife and daughter were on that plane, but it's been too painful for him to say anything he. it's been an outpouring of -- anything else. it's been an outpouring of grief and sorrow in nokesville and philadelphia where emily went to college. they were loved by many people. >> that's it. no comment. >> reporter: a man at the selke residence understandably filled with anger and shock at the sudden death of a mother and daughter asked news crews to stay off the property. a family spokesperson sent out this statement. "our entire family is deeply saddened by the losses of yvonne and emily selke, two wonderful, caring, amazing people who meant so much to so many. at this difficult time we respectfully ask for drives and your prayers." yvonne -- privacy and your prayers." yvonne selke was a government
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consultant with booz allen and spent her career working with the national intelligence geospacial agency. the company called her a wonderful co-worker and dedicated employees. employees are mourning her sudden and shocking death. yvonne's daughter emily was a 22 summa laude graduate of woodbridge senior high school and graduated with honors in 2013 from drexel university in philadelphia where she majored in music industry. drexel said it was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of emily selke and her mother. emily was a member of a service sorority which posted a photo and memoir about emily who always put others before herself and cared deeply for those in her life. emily selke's linkedin page said she was a community manager for car workplaces in alexandria and a lifetime girl scout. i'm peggy fox in nokesville,
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back to you. >> french investigators say it could be days or weeks before the remains of all 150 victims of the crash are recovered. french and german officials say terrorism or foul play are unlikely. today virginia governor terry mcauliffe is ordering alcoholic beverage control agents be retained following the high profile arrest of a uva student. pictures from the night martese johnson was arrested outside a charlottesville bar we've all seen. the governor ordered police to investigate the march 18th arrest. ism it's been a week since we first report -- it's been a week since we first reported friends are concerned about the health and safety of walter fauntroy. today they appealed to the public for donations and bruce johnson was there as they faced reporters leaving more questions than answers as to what has actually happened to the 82-year-old former d.c. delegates delegate. >> some of his friends are
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talking about going to dubais to look for the former congressman and hope to raise money to help his wife keep their northwest residence. everybody we've talked to expressed concern about the 82- year-old fauntroy's mental and physical health. >> like you we are all very concerned about reverend fauntroy's status. >> his mental capacity and his mental state, where he's staying, there's no end totalis of questions. >> reporter: it's been -- to the list of questions. >> reporter: it's been three years since anybody has seen walter fauntroy. the former chairman of the d.c. council, he's now in private business and concerned about his 82-year-old friend's safety. >> we know walter as a person always with a plan. i'm hoping there's a plan to this, but it is very unclear at this time. >> reporter: johnny barnes, fauntroy's former chief of staff when he information congress, is the only -- when
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he was in congress, is the only person here who claims to have talked to fauntroy. he claims the former congress member is in dubai. why can't you get him on the phone? >> i think he will address these matters when he returns. i think he will. >> reporter: do you have assurances as to when he'll return? days, weeks, months? he's been there, what over three years? >> he knows that his affairs are being managed by lawyers at the moment. >> reporter: there's a lot of financial trouble awaiting fauntroy back here including a bench warrant for a bounced check from an inaugural event that never happened at the gaylord resort back in 2009 and there are two bankruptcy cases to try and save the northwest home. fauntroy's wife till lives there. >> i'm concerned -- still lives there. >> i'm concerned about him but also his family, specifically his wife. >> we need you here. we can solve those issues, whatever they may be, i'm sure, but we want you to come home.
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>> reporter: it was said in that press conference today perhaps fauntroy believes he's still working toward word peace and an end to hunger. we've learned from court documents dating back to 2006 walter fauntroy's attorneys have said they believe he was not competent to enter into some of the financial agreements he signed. he owes hundreds of thousands of dollars. the national conference of black women is now accepting donations to help the wife and try to keep their home. >> we've been talking about the need for him to have income, but he was a congressman for many year. they get a decent pension. >> that pension was going to a washington bank. we don't know who was controlling it or how money was coming out of it, where it went. he might have been entitled to social security again going to that washington bank. we don't know what happened to that money. we've already talked about the large amounts of moneys and we
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don't know where that money has gone. that's the mystery around all this. much of the area dealt with stray showers this afternoon. it's possible we could hear the rumbling of thunderstorms soon as well. erica grow joins us. it is spring, after all. >> it is spring. this time of year we tend to get big temperature swings and that's the case over the next couple days. on doppler 9000 this is a three- hour loop. you can see one little stream of showers that is pushing through during this evening commute our time. everything is pretty much gone moving into the bay and we will see a mostly cloudy but mostly dry night tonight and the feel like forecast will really help tell the story how these temperatures will swing up and back down as we head through the next couple days. tomorrow morning it will feel like it's in the 50s for us in the beltway and points south, upper 40s to the north of the beltway, still very pleasant. in the afternoon the feels like forecast gets up to 70 in
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downtown washington, 73 in winchester and culpeper before the cold front smashes in and crashes those temperatures down. it will feel like 44 in hagerstown by midnight tomorrow night. as we head overnight, temperatures will feel like 30s to around 40 degrees for that friday morning rush, so temperatures obviously going up and down. we'll talk about the cold front and what it brings rainwise coming up in the first alert seven-day forecast. just moments ago we heard an apology from levi petit, the young man kick out of the university of oklahoma after a video surveillance faced showing him leading a racist chant aboard a fraternity bus. he went to the baptist church in oklahoma city city after meeting with several pastors and civil servants. >> i never considered me being a racist as a possibility, but the bottom line is the words said in the chant were mean, hateful and racist. i will be deeply sorry and
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ashamed for the rest of my life for what i've done. >> petit said he'll spend the rest of his life speaking out against racism. his a apology has been accepted. hear a widow's desperate plea to catch her husband's killer. >> later a cop in pursuit of a speed
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simple it was it was the plea to difficult to make by the widow of david messerschmitt. >> kim vuong is asking the public to look at this surveillance video of a woman police call a person of interest in the february 10th hurd of her husband. messerschmitt was found dead in the room at donovan hotel after he did not come home the night before. today vuong broke her silence. >> my husband of the gentlest and kindest hearted person i knew. he worked hard at everything. he was a brilliant lawyer who people trusted. he was deeply dedicated to his family and spent a great deal of his time traveling to be with them. >> you see the number on your screen there if you yon anything about that person of interest we just showed you or anything else. -- if you know anything about the person of interest we just
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showed you or anything else that might help the cops. state lawmakers in wisconsin held a hearing on a bill that would allow off-duty and retired police officers to carry guns on school ground. investigators think one gun on school grounds is more than enough. this bill failed to pass last year. next showers and possible thunderstorms heading our way. erica is up next with when, where and ♪ ♪ know you can keep your financial big picture under control. know you can see how much you have to spend and whether you should transfer funds. know you can easily keep track of what you're putting away.
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time for middle east countries to play by the rules. restore competition. restore open skies. fight for american jobs. only on 9 tonight we are talking about the ultimate act of betrayal, a shocking number of teachers arrested for child sex crimes, some of these terrible acts even happening right in the classroom. >> wusa9 obtained a database of every educator in the state of virginia who lost their license and we found 62 teachers just in our viewing area, most of whom lost their teaching ability due to felony charges of child sex abuse or pornography. >> then i think we need to be doing more adequate background checks that go from state to state nationwide. that's ridiculous. >> we also uncovered multiple cases in which teacher lost their licenses in another state
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but were able to get a new license in virginia because they failed to disclose their past misconduct. andrea mccarren will have the full story tonight at 11:00 and tell us how you can access that data business online which includes teachers' names, school districts and why they faced disciplinary action in virginia. an arkansas police officer is recovering tonight after flipping his car during a police chase. check out this dashcam footage of sunday's pursuit. at one point police corporal brad roberts lost control, flipped his cruiser going nearly 100 miles an hour. >> i wanted to get out. i was afraid the first thing that was going, i was afraid the vehicle might catch on fire. >> a passer-by stopped to help the officer get out of his car. police are still looking for the driver who got away. hi there. i'm first alert meteorologist
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erica grow. it will continue gray through the morning hours tomorrow and then a surge of warm air and burst of sunshine, temperatures will get 20 degrees warmer than they are right now. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. satellite and radar shows the cold front of our storm system moving through. it did bring a few sprinkles and showers and very light freezing rain early in the morning, a trace in places like loudoun county and frederick county. now that that warm front is lifting north we'll see a return of the sunshine tomorrow, especially in the afternoon. this is the warm sector of our storm system as it makes that approach. on 9 futurecast here comes the surge of warmer air and the greens and yellows are an indication of rain just in time for that morning commute tomorrow, especially in southern maryland it looks like it will be a wet ride. warmer air continues to move in as we head into the afternoon hours. there's that break of sunshine. here comes a line of showers
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and maybe even thunderstorms just in time to be heading home from work. this starts to move in. the bulk of the rain will hold off until around dinner ti maybe a little later. don't be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder early in the evening tomorrow and that colder air will surgery in behind this system. friday morning we'll still have a couple showers lingering and clear out in the afternoon. the colder air continues to descend in. we could see a few flurries or a quick snow shower. see the blue here? that could be a factor for us on saturday. 42 to 50 tonight, partly to mostly cloudy, maybe a sprinkle, wind south 5 to 10 miles per hour. then thursday morning temperatures much milder, 45 to 62, a sprinkle or shower possible, winds south, southwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. heading into the afternoon the wind picks up. the temperatures pick up as well, partly to mostly cloudy, a sprinkle or shower is possible and temperatures in
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the low 70s for your afternoon high, so much milder air on the approach. tomorrow is a yellow alert day, looks like we'll have rain in the morning and then the rain arrives again in the afternoon and evening with the chance for a thunderstorm. a little cooldown on friday, especially as we head into afternoon. that much colder air moves in and then saturday is downright cold for this time of year with a high temperature of only 41 degrees. we could see a flurry or quick sprinkle as well. in the first alert seven-day forecast 51 on sunday. it's still going to be cool for this time of year. we should get up to 60. that seasonable air will get in here as we head into monday and tuesday and staying in place wednesday, just a slight chance for another sprinkle
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>> wusa9 news is sponsored in part by your local toyota dealers. now wusa9 game on sports with kristen berset brought to you by xfinity. >> the maryland terrapins are on their way out west to spokane, washington, site of their sweet 16 match-up with the hated duke blues. this is the women i'm talking about. the terps took care of business at home and look to do the same en route to a national title. the terps held one final practice at xfinity center today before packing up and departing college park. the terps finished the season undefeated in conference play. this is their fourth straight trip to the sweet 16. with every other area team done for the year, brenda frese and company know they're carrying the torch for the dmv. >> i love it. i told our team today i thought we were the last team in the dmv. so just to be able to continue to share our stories.
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we have so many phenomenal stories with these student athletes and everything they've accomplished this season. so really, really excited for them. >> the terps play saturday. all the nfl coaches are out in arizona for the owners meeting. our first chance to talk with teams since the combine before the draft in may. redskins head coach jay gruden said he is optimistic about year two. he said the continuity will be key this season despite the new coaches and a couple new players, the core of the team back together for another year. gruden feels everyone will be more comfortable this season, hopes the drama will subside and said we should see those results on the football field. former skin linebacker london fletcher had a change of heart. four months ago he called former defensive coordinator jim haslett a backstabbing coach. today he tweeted out he talked to haslett and apologized. yesterday we told you about a player from the golden state warriors that said the team
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knew during the wizards game they would argue with each other and quit in what turned out to be a blowout loss. today some of the wizards players addressed those comments but didn't totally disagree. >> if he's saying we didn't play hard, i think they definitely were more physical and aggressive on both ends of the floor than us. that i agree with, but i don't think we quit. we just didn't play hard. here's your friendly reminder to vote in our high school game of the week poll. here's four games to choose from. text the code of the game you want to 25543. last night we showed you this video of the ottawa senator as they throwed the hamburgers on the ice afterwards because their goalie has a hamburglar picture on his mask. now team and arena are asking please don't throw the hamburgers on ice. more manpower, more pieces of hamburger on the ice to skate
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over. >> sanitation issue. >> maybe after like a shutout win or at the end of the game, but they were doing it like after multiple goals. >> how many hamburger could you bring to the game -- hamburgers could you bring to the game? >> it's a perfect marketing opportunity mcdonald's or whatever with the team. have a hamburger night. >> but what a waste of money because they're like $10. >> my mom would say there's starving children. i would not approve of that. >> that's all for wusa9 news at 6:00. stick around. the cbs evening news is next. >> we're all back for your news at 7:00. stay with us.
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>> pelley: americans are among the dead in the mysterious plane crash in the alps. what clues does this flight recorder hold? also tonight-- >> after nearly five years in captivity, their son bowe, is coming home. >> pelley: now bowe bergdahl is charged with desertion. distracted teens are causing far more car crashes than we knew. and an american classic. we'll tell you the story so stand by. ♪ darling darling, stand by me ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight the cockpit voice recorder may be the best hope of revealing how a german airliner

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