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, including items that could be considered weapons like a hammer, all this a clear indication investigators are keeping the heat on this family and activity has moved from a family farm near bedford, virginia, that was extensively searched in the past months back here to maryland. 70-year-old richard welch who lives here and his nephew 58- year-old lloyd well which are persons of interest in the 40- year-old -- welch are persons of interest in the disappearance of katherine and sheila lyons. lloyd welch, who is a convicted sex criminal locked up in delaware, told investigators he saw his uncle richard sexually assault one of the girls after the men and a third family member snatched them from the wheaton mall in 1975. court affidavits in this case tell us investigators think the girls were abducted in maryland, then transmitted, killed and burr -- transported, killed and buried on that farm in virginia, but no bodies have been found and there is no
indication the search warrants executed here in hyattsville in the last 24 hours turned up any human remains in this 40-year- old mystery. live in hyattsville scott broom, wusa9. >> thank you. the only charges in that case filed so far against 65-year- old patricia welch who is accused of lying to the grand jury in virginia about what she knew about the lyons sisters disappearance. graphic details in the case against a couple accused of breaking into a home in mclean and then torturing an attorney and his wife. mola lenghi is live at fairfax county courthouse with some new information. what do you know? >> reporter: here at the fairfax county courthouse we heard some emotional and as you said often very graphic testimony from leo and sue fisher, the victims of last year's mclean home abduction. they recalled the night they say andrew schmuhl abducted them, stab, shot and tortured
them in their mclean home. leo fisher said one month after he fire ad appreciate a schmuhl, her husband showed -- fired a appreciate a schmuhl, her -- fired alecia schmuhl, her husband forced his way into the house, immediately tased and bound him, then bound fisher's wife holding them hostage in the home three hours questioning leo fisher all the while about the law firm, employees, questions about why alicia was fired, who was unsatisfied with her work. the three hour ordeal culminated with schmuhl slitting his throat in addition to stack him several more times and nearly killing fisher's wife. leo fisher understandably emotional on the stand today describing those horrifying moments where he thought his wife had been killed right in front of him, all this happening in their bedroom in their mclean home. it was emotional testimony as
the fishers relived that very emotional day. there are several more witnesses expected to be heard from before the judge ultimately decides whether this will go to trial. if you've been outside, you already know that it is the hottest day of the year but not so bad for the hottest day of the year. first alert chief meteorologist topper shutt is out there now. top, these hot temps aren't going to be around much longer. >> no. the good news is it's not that humid this time of year. we hit 90 today, the first time in 2015, but big changes on the way. current temperatures, 90 at national, down to 88, upper 80s mainly everywhere. the high temperature occurs between about 4:30 and 5:15, still 85 in reston, 87 in germantown. our average high is only about 75, so these are way above average, 87 in chevy chase, 86 in oldton, 89 in bowie.
-- oldtown, 89 in bowie. dulles, 89, we thought we might have got that 1, thought it might have been low hanging fruit. 90 in martinsburg was safe and 94 in baltimore also safe. futurecast by 6 a.m. tomorrow different story. 50s in the suburbs, 56 in manassas, 55 in leesburg, low 60s downtown and by 1:00 generally in the 60s. so we are dropping 20 quick degrees between now and tomorrow afternoon. we'll come back, tell you how cold it's going to be tomorrow night. investigators in montgomery county admit they still have no idea who killed that warm vibrant loving couple at their own rockville home on mother's day. the killer or killers stabbed or cut dick and joanie vilardo to death. >> reporter: at this point no
idea who, no idea why the chilling murder of this beloved couple here simply does not seem to fit the patterns that usually help solve these kinds of crime. day three into the investigation into the stabbing murders of dick and joanie vilardo and the flowers left out front have faded in the heat. crime scene investigators are still walking the perimeter and searching inside the house in hopes of figuring out who killed them and why. crime profilers say stabbings and cuttings are usually crimes of passion committed by someone with a connection to the victims, but friends say the vilardos were not the kind of people who made enemies. >> every investigator has to be unbiased and look at everything as a possibility at the beginning of an investigation. >> reporter: the vilardos were out with friend at the hollywood casino saturday night and got home before midnight, but if someone had followed
them home from charlestown, west virginia, why would they wait to sneak in through an unlatched window to attack them? if it was a burglary, why would the burglar risk breaking into a home that was clearly occupied? neighbors say the vilardos were killed in their pajamas. joanie vilardo died just inside the home and dick was cut down either after running from or chasing his killer into the backyard. >> i am locking twice and checking twice and it definitely makes you think. >> reporter: neighbors say there have again some bilaterallies around here. coming up at 6 -- some burglaries around here. coming up at 6:00 i'm going to tell you about a rather disturbing apparent attempted burglary back in february just go 1 mile from the house. reporting live in rockville bruce leshan, wusa9. >> investigators say they are working on twin tracks now.
first they're trying to figure out if there's something in the vilardos' background that night explain those murder at the same time as they review all the burglaries and random crimes in the area the last few years. crime stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward. four workers are safe after escaping this home that collapsed in silver spring. this is easley street. it happened while workers were renovating the house. only the porch and basement are somewhat intact. no one was hurt. this crash in gaithersburg left six people injured tonight including four gaithersburg high school students. sky9 captured the scene. four students were traveling together in a jeep and montgomery county police say the driver in another car, a black chevy, was ticketed for making an illegal turn. everyone in this accident is expected to recover. virginia's former governor is fighting to have his guilty verdict thrown out. a three-judge federal panel heard bob mcdonnell's appeal today in richmond. our peggy fox was in that
courtroom and what is he arguing? >> reporter: mcdonnell's attorney is asking the three judges of the fourth circuit court of appeals to throw out the jury's conviction because the judge made major mistakes, first in how the jury was select and second, his instructions to the jury concerning official acts. >> there's nothing that has been done here that's violated the law. i know that in my heart and soul. >> reporter: but the decision whether bob mcdonnell's bribery conviction stands lies with a three-judge panel. mcdonnell's attorney argued the trial judge made two big mistakes. >> that the jury instructions the judge gave was wrong and ones we gave were right. >> reporter: a jury conviction found the former governor and his wife took $177,000 in gifts and loans
from jonnie williams, but williams never received anything tangible. >> these are just courtesies that every federal official engages in at some point. >> reporter: however, the trial judge said anything the governor did for williams could be considered an official act and it didn't matter what williams received. today the judge honed in on that fact. >> there was a lot of quid pro quo, but the quo is much thinner. does someone propose we can sort of look at these and balance and if we have a strong quid there's no quo. >> we've never done anything which is why jonnie williams attorney got nothing. >> reporter: the trial judge it was said was wrong when it did not let them question individual jurors about pretrial publicity. instead the trial judge had them stand up in a group setting. >> you cannot do that from across the street with a group of 150 people. >> that's all we can say. we remain confident. >> reporter: a decision is not
expected for several weeks. now the panel could throw out the conviction, send it back for retrial or let it stand. if it stands, bob mcdonnell could ask the full circuit to hear his appeal or ask for an appeal with the united states supreme court. live in richmond, peggy fox, wusa9. >> got a ways to go here. mcdonnell and his estranged wife maureen arrived and left separately. because her case is connected to his, her appeal is on hold until a decision is reached in his case. a new search for survivors underway in nepal which was hit today by yet another powerful earthquake. at least 37 people more than 1,200 others were hurt. eight workers in nepal recorded this landslide near a himalayan village triggered by today's big quake. >> we had the shaking just go on and on. >> today's quick measured at a 7.3 and was centered laughway
between cat machine dow -- halfway between katmandu and mount everest. a ripa helicopter disappeared while helping with disaster operations. a crew helping out in nepal says they're doing just fine after the earthquake. virginia task force one was part of the group that rescued a teenager nearly five days after the first quake. the team is finalizing plans for the return home. we are just getting started on wusa9 news at 5:00. what does the washington football team's name change have to do with tom brady and deflategate? we'll tell you coming up at 5:30. >> reporter: i'm howard bernstein at national harbor. i'll let you know what people were doing to pete the heat on this toasty tuesday. >> and after the break a discredited gang rape story has already
an associate dean at university of virginia is suing rolling stone magazine for defamation over that fraternity rape story the magazine had to later retract. nicole oromo is seeking more than $7.5 million. she is filing the lawsuit to set the record straight and hold the magazine and writer sabrina ruben ertley accountable. the journalism school said rolling stone failed at nearly every step of editing and reporting that story. no criminal charges will be filed against the white police officer who killed a biracial man. officer matthew kenny shot the 19-year-old in the bottom of a stairwell in march. the officer was responding to
calls tony robinson had attacked two people and was running in traffic. the dea announced the officer used lawful force. that incident sparked protests with incidents demanding kenny be charged with local side. a haunting reality tonight for residents -- homicide. a haunting reality tonight for residents in van, texas, after a tornado wiped out 1/3 of their town. >> it's like you're standing at the tracks and the train is going by you and it's a foot away. >> she's still finding her belongings in other people's yards and with so much damage and property in the open there is growing concern about looters. this marine is standing by his mother's home ready to fend off any crooks. crews are working to restore power so people can get back to their lives. of course, the heat is the story in our part of the world. >> our first alert chief meteorologist howard bernstein is live with the story.
>> reporter: early this afternoon when we got to 90, it was a scorcher. it's gotten a little better now. this is what people were doing to beat that heat. even a stiff breeze off the potomac wasn't much relief from this early summer preview. it feels more like july than mid-may. >> it's a little humid. i don't like the sweat and other stuff. >> i appreciate the weather. i love the warm weather. i'm fine with it. >> it's humid. >> reporter: steve norris from california isn't a fan of our fluctuating weather. >> i ask my relatives up in new england how do you put up with this fluctuation all the time? now i know why they drank. >> i'm not a big fan. later on it will cool down hopefully. >> reporter: yeah, but it gave you annex accuse to get ice -- an excuse to get ice cream. >> it was nice and peaceful, very cool, got us away from the heat. >> reporter: the ben and jerry's was a lot busier than
usual. >> tuesday are usually dry and not a lot of customers, but it's been pretties by i all day. >> reporter: there are a lot of people who like it like this, but the rest of us like spring time and that's going to happen soon. >> it was a nice day to do about anything. it was warm, but we'll take that. >> if it was july, we wouldn't say it was hot at all. >> oh, no. it it would be a bargain in july, we hit 15 degrees above average. the good news is when it gets hot this time of year, the dew points are still in the 50s, humidity is in the 30% range. that doesn't happen in july. let's start with the 3-degree guarantee. we 2090 -- went 90 for a high
today. we'll let you know if we were within 3 degrees tonight at 11:00. right now winds west, southwest at 10 gusting over 20, 88 at national but humidity 37%. as winds turn more northwesterly tonight after the cold front goes through it will get even more comfortable. drier air will move in. breezy, turning cooler tonight. bus stop temperatures 54 to 64. so the kids might want a sweater or sweatshirt. chilly nights, mild days the rest of the week, a real nice recipe. the weekend looks warmer with just a few showers or thunderstorms. 10:00 tonight still pretty warm, 75 down town, 68 in gaithersburg and 70 in manassas and leesburg, but let's go ahead till 6 a.m., boom. now we're in the 50s in the suburbs. we're talking 57 as far south as la plata, 56 as far south as culpeper. the cold air or cooler air is around the corner and low 60s
downtown. by 9:00 only low 60s north and west and south, 60 in la plate parks 63 down -- la plata, 63 downtown. you could walk to lunch, but you might want a little sweater, upper 60s downtown. we are going to touch low 70s inside the beltway, but i think maybe gaithersburg north of frederick, westminster to hagerstown will probably hold in the upper 60s. night want the sweater all day. 10:00 tomorrow -- might want the sweater all day. 10:00 tomorrow back in the 50s and tomorrow will be the chilly tonight. tomorrow partly cloudy, breezy, much cooper. if 4 to 60, wind -- cooler, 54 to 60. wind will turn. by morning mostly sunny, breezy, cool, sweater good idea, 50s and 60s. by afternoon partly cloudy, breezy, much cooler, 70 to 75 highs, winds northwest 10 to
14. break this down. 61 to start. remember these are downtown temps, low 60s at 9:00, mid-60s at 11:00, 68 by 1:00 but with lots of sunshine. beautiful on thursday. we'll say double 73s here wednesday and thursday, 77 on friday, still nice. next seven days again the weekend okay, warmer, some isolated storms on saturday, scattered sunday, low 80s on monday, probably a better chance for storms. nats back in town tuesday, mid- 80s with an isolated afternoon or evening storm. right now a public hearing is being held on proposed noise ordinance changes. among the rules? penalties for people whose animals are too loud if you can hear them in other homes with the windows closed. you could not cut lawn between 9 p.m. and 7 appear -- cut lawn between 9 p.m.
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in tonight's consumer alert the dow fell nearly 37 points, the nasdaq down 17. verizon's proposed deal to buy aol for $12.4 billion all cash is expected to bolster verizon's mobile platforms in digital advertising it. includes the huffington post, aol.com and aol's other online properties. if it's approved, this could go forward this summer. suvs are among the most popular vehicles, but some new crash tests that measure a small overlap show they are not all created equal when it comes to safety. the insurance institute for highway safety put seven midsize suvs through the paces, the jeep cherokee, dodge durango and hyundai santa fe
rated marginal. the iihs says the dodge journey performed the worst in the group. >> the occupant compartment collapsed around the driver. we measured high forces around the level leg especially. >> the nissan morano protected drivers the best. ford flex and jeep wrangler four door received high safety marks. the iihs says many automakers have made safety improvements, particularly to the air bags and front structure of their vehicles. ice cream lovers can get a free hawing in dace scoop of ice cream from -- haagen-dazs scoop of ice cream from 5 to 7:00 tonight. might be a little tight to make it there tonight. a 15-year-old little leaguer is alive tonight thanks to an automated external defibrillator and very quick thinking. >> jack crowley pitching to his
little brother at a batting cage in long island over the weekend when he stepped out a protective fence just a minute and a line drive hit him right in the chest and sent him into cardiac arrest. >> i was really dizzy, shortness of breath and had to go to my knees. i couldn't stand up. >> i thought my son was dead. >> you feel your child is dying in your arms and you know it's happening. i wasn't going to let him go. i wasn't going to stop looking at him because i thought he was leaving me. >> an off-duty sergeant ran to the fieldhouse, grabbed the defibrillator, shocked that young man back to left. a few minutes later he opened his eyes and talked. now he wants to pay it forward by becoming a doctor someday. a mother speaks out after she and her daughter who has autism were thrown off a flight. >> reporter: her son who had downs syndrome died in police custody and today a huge step forward for inclusion. >> reporter: there is bruce
northwest. his firefighter cousin suffered the same fate a few years ago, both of them gone from heart attacks. bruce johnson has been looking into why these events are claiming more of the nation's firefighters than body injuries. you've been following this even before this tragedy. >> absolutely. you not a lot of the answers yourself, but we'll make sure some good comes out of this firefighter's death. dna, food choices, exercise stress all play a role. kevin mcrae's heart attack death last week is now part of a national conversation about how to prevent heart attacks and strokes among firefighters. >> we know that a firefighter's lifespan is 10 years less than the normal citizen. >> reporter: he's the d.c. fire department chaplain. >> just because the dangers and the things that we deal with throughout our career. >> reporter: a lieutenant like kevin mcrae and he's now asking what more can be done to keep more firefighters from dying
before their time. >> for that flit second you think this might -- split second you think this might be it. you shake it off and go, do your job. >> i might have asked myself for a split second in the heat of the moment why did i take this job, but you know there's lives on the line. >> reporter: it's dangerous work, but who knew before mcrae's death that heart attacks are to blame for nearly 50% of deaths in the line of duty. >> the statistics say it all, occupational illnesses. you speak of cardiac events, we have a huge rate of cancer, also. >> reporter: at engine company 6 the ambulance is draped in black. >> kevin was a great person. kevin wasn't just a co-worker. >> reporter: a truck is being readied to carry the casket friday. meals are donated by neighbors and businesses throughout the city. colleagues talk about heart attacks, but only if pressed.
>> they're put iting more education out and -- putting more education out and trying to get us to do more physical exercise. >> you might have to call his pizza hut and -- call pizza hut and order some chicken. sometimes you don't have time to prepare food. >> reporter: there's no budget for fitness equipment, though some firehouses do have treadmills and more. in october this year the national fallen firefighters foundation will honor some 84 firefighters killed in the line of duty. get this. 57 of those firefighters deaths are cardiac related. in 2016 they'll hold a summit about cardiovascular death. >> firefighters are just like us in a lot of ways. if we don't eat right, if we don't know about these other factors, these things can kick in. the difference is they always run toward danger for all of
us. >> they run toward danger with 100 pounds strapped on them and they run into a furnace. it's a burning building and they take the stairs. it's compounded many times for firefighters, all the more reason for them to take care of themselves. >> just a reminder of the sacrifices they do every day. the services for lieutenant mcrae will begin friday morning at the d.c. armory on east capitol street in southeast. public fruition is from 9 to 11 a.m. the funeral service is open -- viewing is from 9 to 11 a.m. the funeral service is open to the public. senate minority leader harry reid sounding off on the patriots deflategate saga wondering instead why the nfl isn't focusing on changing the name of the redskins. team owner dan snyder contends the name redskins is meant to
honor native americans. we all deserve a voice and today a big step forward for folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of maryland. our debra alfarone is live in the newsroom with the story of one mom's fight for inclusion. >> for more than two years i've brought you stories of patty saylor's fightful her son ethan died in police -- fight. her son ethan died in police custody in 2013. he had downs syndrome. her fight forward is to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else. >> reporter: for two plus years she's been funneling her energy into change. today a bill for voices of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. >> its essence is to recognize that people with intellects wall and developmental disabilities -- intellectual and developmental disabilities should be at the table with
anything we discuss. >> reporter: it was january, 2013 when patty's son ethan died in police custody after being removed from a movie theater when three off-duty sheriff's deputies moonlighting for not having a movie ticket. a jury found no wrongdoing on the part of those deputies. patty's fight for justice and police training has included a civil lawsuit, petitions, the pointment of the first ever -- the appointment of the first ever commission for the inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and now the people she's fighting for will be able to help train police and have a voice. >> she's overlooked a lot of times. people excuse her as not being intelligent enough to understand the situation and she does. >> reporter: self-advocates have a -- >> self-advocates have a voice and we need to listen to they. it's their life. >> patty filed a civil suit
against those three off-duty sheriff's deputies and she tells me ethan's aide who was with him that night is in a deposition today. we'll continue to follow this. >> the bill signed today goes into effect july 1st. the home is to get those self- advocates involved in law enforcement training within the state as soon as possible. lawyers for the man accused of killing uva student hannah graham are asking for a trial in fairfax to be delayed. jesse matthew was accused of sex assault and trying to kill a woman in fair -- fairfax in 2005. his lawyers say they need more time to prepare for the trial june 8th. a mistrial declared for four of six gang members accused in the murder of preserve reserve police officer wayne lick. a list of potential jurors made it into the hand of a
defendant. loudoun county is expanding its walk zones around some schools and that means the district will no longer provide buses for at least 1,200 more students last fall. back in november the county was considering a mary to -- a measure to charge parents for buses. busing students comes with a price tag of $55 million just in year. some of the neighborhoods where students will begin walking have created new concrete surfaces and even have crossing guards. a bit of a shift tonight on religion in this country, americans who describe themselves as atheists, agnostic or of no particular faith, the number of them grew from 16% to nearly 23% of those polled according to a pugh study between 2007 and 2014. americans who identified as christians dropped from 78% to 71%. presearchers say the biggest drop in christianity comes from
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wusa9 news is sponsored in part by your local toyota dealers. trending now get naked or get f? a mom is serious her daughter at u cal san diego was asked to do a naked performance in front of the whole class or else she was going to flunk the test. >> associate professor ricardo dominguez has been teaching this visual arts class 11 years and as part of the final exam dominguez and the students strip down and perform a gesture in a dark room lit only by candlelight. he says the students know what they got to do on the first day of class. >> if they are uncomfortable with this gesture, they should not take the class. >> nothing was ever stipulated prior to thursday. there's a perversion going on here. >> that was the mother of the student who doesn't want to be identified. students can also be figuratively naked.
not sure what that means. plus we should note the class is an elective which means you don't have to take it. >> and these are college students. everybody is over 18. this next story, turning a lot of head. >> some traffic lights in austria, vienna showing same sex couples. the new lights are designed to promote tolerance and raise awareness of better road safety at the same time. the installation runs until june. matt williams has his nationals rolling, but can they keep up the pace? the answer may not have to do with this team's skill but rather his family's genes. >> right after the break moving company fraud, 1 woman's nightmare and what the government is doing to keep it
the government is launching a new campaign warning about fraud by moving company. i've done a ton of these stories. this can include lost or damaged property, unexpected fees, you name it. kris van cleave reports from d.c. about one customer who says all of that happened to her. >> reporter: clarissa o'connell said her move from california to texas turned into
a nightmare. >> i don't even know what to do in order to get the things back that we've lost. we're either living without or purchasing new. >> reporter: o'connell said she received an estimate, but on moving day the company rised the price by more than $4,600. her family's belongings were delivered weeks late, many items damaged or missing. she filed a complaint with the federal motor carrier safety administration. the agency received nearly 6,000 complaints about moving companies in the last two years, more than eight per day. florida leads the nation in complaints followed by california, new jersey, new york and texas. daphne jefferson is a deputy administrator. how important is it to do your homework before hiring a mover? >> it's critical for consumers to do their homework. they needto make sure they've got the best information, understand their rights and the responsibilities of the movers. >> most of the furniture was smashed. >> reporter: to help consumers the agency is launching a new campaign protect your move
aimed at educating people before they even start packing. >> i didn't do enough homework and if anybody can hear my story and learn from it, i'm embarrassed but happy to share. >> reporter: o'connell's complaint prompted the movers to refund the extra charges. >> to scene for legitimate move -- to screen for legitimate movers get at least three references in writing. a mother claims she was kicked off a flight because her daughter has autism. >> donna beagle said her 15- year-old daughter became hungry on her flight to portland. the teen can't really communicate, so she got fidgety, but after a hot meal beagle calmed right now, still the united airlines pilot announced he was making an emergency landing to drop off a fellow passenger. beagle said fellow passengers couldn't figure out why they were stopping. >> i stood up and said is there
anyone who wants my daughter juliette who has autism to leave and people were going no. leave her alone. sorry. passengers were awesome. >> united airlines said they made the decision to remove the beagles from the flight out of concern and safety of the other passengers. mrs. beagle filed a complaint with the faa and said she'll sue. today ground was broken on a luge private construction project that could cause commuter headache and also revive part of our town called capital crossing. it will be built over a stretch of i-395 that connects to capital hill and east end neighborhoods. the project calls for offices, retail space and homes. mayor muriel bowser says some traffic tieups will lap during construction but adds capital crossing will create 8,000 permanent jocks and bring in $40 million worth of property -- jobs and bring in $40 million worth of property taxes. the mushroom house finally has a buyer. it looks like it belongs in a
hobbit movie and it sold for $920,000. the original asking bryce was dropped from 1. -- price was dropped from 1.2 million. in 1967 when the house was bought, it looked relatively normal and garfinkle gave it the crazy makeover. in retrospect he says that was probably kind of dumb. always watching always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather, d.c.'s most accurate. >> the hottest day of the year so far. we did hit night at national. humidity 37%, winds west, southwest. the front is still to our west. when the winds turn northwesterly, the front has gone through. breezy, turning cooler tonight. bus stop temperatures 54 to 64, chilly night and mild days the rest of the week and a little
warmer over the weekend with a few thunderstorms, but the weekend looks nice as well at this point. 10:00 tonight we're still toasty, in the 70s, 76 downtown, 70 in leesburg, manassas, 68 in gaithersburg, but by 6 a.m. we're in the 50s in the suburbs, even down south, 58 in la plata, 58 in andrews and bowie and 56 in gaithersburg. by 9:00 low to mid-60s, that's it, plenty of sunshine. notice the arrow, direction of the winds all northwest. by 1:00 we're near 70 downtown, mid- to upper 60s in burbs. i think we'll top out in the low 70s tomorrow, gaithersburg, clarkbsurg and leesburg northward you'll struggle to hit 70. still a very spectacular day. by 10:30 tomorrow nightfalling quickly, mid-50s by 10:30 headed for the mid- to upper 40s in the burbs tomorrow night. tonight cooler but not as cold as tomorrow night, 54 to 60,
breezy conditions. on the day planner 60s to start, 64 at 9:00, 66 at 11:00, 69 by 1:00 downtown temps. same thursday, beautiful, 73, 70 serve friday, very nice. we re-- 77 friday, very nice. we removed our chance. the weekend nice, a few showers possible. now wusa9 game on sports brought to you by xfinity. >> it is college graduation time. that also means the collegiate sports season is almost done. >> university of maryland is ending their athletes off in style. kristen berset is in college park where they're holding an award ceremony tonight. >> reporter: that's right. it's the terp awards tonight. they're going to get one of these little suckers. this thing is heavy. i call them the golden terp. it's going to the athletes from university of maryland that
excelled in academics, service, leadership and overall excellence in athletics. one guy joining me now that had a pretty good year, maryland terrapin football kicker brad craddock who is the winner of the lee groza award for best kicker in the nation. congratulations. what was this whole experience like getting into a new conference? >> it was awesome, especially with the bigger stadiums and bigger teams. we had a lot of fun. >> reporter: spring football went well? >> it was great. we got a lot of guys back and looking really fit. >> reporter: it's nice to see the guys all dapper in their suits tonight, a lot of awards to be handed out. right now it's time for the nationals inside pitch. holden kushner talks with matt williams about the success in d.c. >> reporter: we got a hockey team in the playoffs, the wizards in the playoffs and you
guys are now on a roll. tell me about this d.c. sports culture that actually seems to be doing well for a change. >> i don't have history here other than the last year and a half, but i know that fans are excited about their teams and we see it every day here when we get the chance to play. we don't often get a chance to watch the other teams play, but we read about it, hear about it, listen to sports talk radio. it's great. it's good for the city and the fans that have a team to root for. >> reporter: if the nationals can manage to win it all, williams won't be the first member of his family to bring a world series to d.c. his grand father burt griffin was a member of the 1924 washington senators. >> i've heard stories from my mom about him and his very short career, but he got a chance. that's all anybody asks for. these guys have their chance to play in the big leagues and hopefully be a part of a championship team again. that would be pretty special. >> reporter: 91 years later
the grandson tries to bring a title back to d.c., this time with the nationals. that's your wusa9 inside pitch. >> reporter: the nats continue their series at arizona, stephen strasburg on the mound. again the golden terps, a big night for maryland athletics, more at 6:00. from college park i'm kristen berset, wusa9. coming your way at 6:00 body cameras on maryland police officers are one step closer to reality, what the governor is doing to make that happen. >> also an exclusive look inside the secret service headquarters as it works to restore its reputation. >> reporter: just blocks from the u.s. capitol a museum dedicated to a single book sparks controversy. i'm cr
[ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going. it's also about the going home. and being connected all along the way. whether you're working or recharging do business travel on your terms. acela. take off. its opening day is still more than two years away, but a museum is already creating a lot of buzz. >> craig boswell with more on a coming attraction dedicated to one single book. >> reporter: just 2 blocks south of the national mall construction is underway on the $400 million museum of the bible. >> it's the most debated book, the most burnt book. it's impacted the world. >> reporter: the 430,000 square foot building will feature three floors of
exhibits. the owner of hobby lobby steve green is behind the project and his personal collection will get a permanent home which has been part of traveling displays. >> we want people to engage in the bible, read it, understand it. >> reporter: in addition to green's more than 40,000 artifacts, the museum will feature a 200-foot l.e.d. in the lobby with murals and top floor views of the national mall. critics say its location is no accident. green is an evangelical conservative activist and this real estate is a short walk to the supreme court and capitol hill. >> if they can use the prestige gained from this in any way to try to influence any decisionmakers to get bible taught and preached in the public schools, that is dangerous. >> reporter: but summer says the decision to build was based on tourist traffic. >> it's never been a thought we're located 2 blocks from the capitol. we're grateful it's happened.
>> reporter: the private museum will charge admission and will be welcoming to people of all faiths and cultures. >> the my speech of the bible skeg -- museum of the bible scheduled to open in november of 2017 and the plan includes a restaurant featuring biblical foods. tonight investigators execute search warrants at two homes that may be connected to the 1975 disappearance of the lyons sisters. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm lesli foster. >> i'm derek mcginty. scott broom is live at one of the search locations on baltimore avenue in hyattsville. >> reporter: we're in the 4700 block of baltimore avenue. behind me is a house that has been searched in the last 24 hours by montgomery county police, a duplex with a focus of the search warrant on the basement. the house at one time rented decades ago to a relative of
men investigators have named persons of interest in this chilling 40-year-old mystery, the disappearance of two girls, the lyons sisters from wheaton mall. we don't know what was found here, if anything, but there is no indication human remains were discovered. meanwhile earlier this morning a second search warrant was executed at another home in hyattsville where an attorney tells us a box was taken that contained items like a happenner that could be considered weapons. that house is where 70-year-old richard welch and his wife patricia lived. his nephew floyd welch is doing time for sex crimes. he told investigators that he and a family member snatched the lyons sisters from the mall in wheaton in 1975. investigators think the girls were sexually assaulted and killed. they've