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watch till 1:00 a.m. >> thank you. a 9:00 year-old boy allegedly beaten to death for stealing birthday cake was repeatedly chains to a chair and subjected to beatings and other forms of physical punishment by his caretakers. that's among the disturbing new details coming to light today after prosecutors charged jack garcia's mother with second- degree murder yesterday. garrett haake has been following this story out of hagerstown since it broke last week. he's been pouring through the charging documents and joins us now from the newsroom. we should let people know, garrett, these are heartbreaking and hard to stomach details. >> reporter: hard to stomach, hard to even read, lesli. these court documents obtained by wusa9 today contain those horrifying details over the last few hours of jack garcia's life in hagerstown. they implicate his mother, her if ien say and the -- fiance and the boy's uncle of brutal
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punishment that ultimately led to his death. the boy was regularly beaten and restrained by the adults that should have been caring from. detectives repeat some information used to charge robert wilson with federal child abuse earlier this month. police say wilson beat 9-year- old jack unconscious for taking a piece of birthday cake without permission. jack couldn't fight back. his uncle had handcuffed his hands behind his back and used a bike lock to secure him to a dining room chair. oriana garcia turned away the first ambulance sent for her son telling paramedics he was simply congested. the charges documents show her culpability doesn't end there. she told police she regularly consulted with wilson and her brother over how to discipline jack. the discipline called -- [indiscernible] -- and simes beatings with a bamboo sword. sometimes jack would be handcuffed. oriana garcia told police jack had been, quote, stealing food. she said the last time he had
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eaten before the fatal incident was the night before. might be the worst part about all of this, it appears that jack had no one to tell about what was really going on inside his home. his family moved to hagerstown in match but they never -- in march but they never enrolled the boy in sciel. garrett h -- in school. garrett haake, wusa9. >> sounds like he didn't even have a chance. >> the mother and bah a has are being -- barbara has are -- bar being held on bail. a man recorded a video asking the metro station manager to let his 4-year-old daughter use the bathroom. the man claims the manager refused and then assaulted him in the confrontation. a metro spokesman tells wusa9
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that the case was presented to a magistrate who declined to prosecute, but that spokesman also called the worker's behavior unacceptable adding that metro is taking administrative action in this case. as for the actual rules regarding using the bathroom, passengers can request access from the station manager. metro says in this case, the station manager advised the customer the restroom was being cleaned and was not working at the time. operators of atvs or dirt bikes, listen to n. the disk council -- to this. the d.c. council will consider a bill that will put people in jail and suspend their driver's licenses if they're caught repeatedly riding in an atv or dirt bike on city streets. the bill is aimed at keeping those vehicles in park. here's how residents on rhode island avenue reacted to the news today. >> i'm not so sure. i think it's people's personal property. obviously it's a nuisance but if it's their property, i don't know. >> i don't ride them. i ain't trying to get injured
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on a bike or nothing but people who know how to ride them, let them keep riding them. >> anyone who is riding that fast and coming tricks on the road -- doing tricks on the road where there's a lot of traffic is certainly taking some risks. >> bruce johnson will have a live report coming up in with more reaction on wusa9 at 6:00. dead silence tonight from our unusual sources but tomorrow officials are promising to announce what they are calling major developments in the 40-year-old disappearance of the young lyon sisters from montgomery county. our bruce leshan is live in wheaton where law enforcement officials from two states will hold that news conference noon tomorrow. bruce? >> reporter: that's right, derek. they are staining the news conference -- staging the news conference right over here. montgomery county mall is just right over here. that is where the girls, sheila 12, katherine just 10 years old disappeared on march 10, 1975, never to be seen again.
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a massive week's long search by police, the national guard and community volunteers failed to find any sign of the lyon sisters, although one person did report seeing two girls bound and gagged in the back of a station wagon racing towards i-66 in manassas with a man who seemed to match a composite sketch from people at the mall. 38 years later, police started to focus on lloyd welch, a now twice convicted sex offender who was in the area at the time the girls disappeared and seems to bear an uncanny reaccept ambulance to the composite. -- resemblance to the composite. they've dug through grave sites more than 200 miles southwest of wheaton near bedford, virginia. police say lloyd welch told them he saw his uncle sexually assaulting the girls in a hyattsville house and that he left and never saw them again.
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whether law enforcement officials now plan to announce an indict in the murders, the discovery of the girls' bodies, or simply new evidence, they refuse to say. there is silence from the montgomery county state's attorney. >> we're going to find out the entire truth of those people involved. >> reporter: from a lead investigator. >> it is morley wrong. >> reporter: from the bedford county sheriff. >> providing the parents closure. >> reporter: and from the commonwealth's attorney. organizers are bracing for a huge media presence out here. they're actually planning to close off the roads, even to buses. they're reserving spots along the street for all kinds of satellite and microwave trucks. you can see the stage of course that they have set up. that is where we're hoping finally to get some answers in this 40-year-old mystery that has shaken this community for all that time. live in wheaton, bruce leshan,
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wusa9. >> wow, bruce. sure looks like they're setting up for something big. we are going to have live coverage of the lyon sisters news conference tomorrow live at noon and we'll stream it live online and our mobile app. negotiators emerged from closed door discussions today with a deal to curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. president obama says the agreement offers a new opportunity to go in a new direction. under the plan iran reduces its stockpile of enriched uranium, cuts the number of centrifuges by two-thirds, and allows inspectors to verify its compliance. in exchange the u.s. and the united nations lift economic sanctions which means iran can begin to sell oil. >> i am confident that this deal will meet the national security interests of the united states and our allies. >> now congress does have the power to next the deal. -- nix the deal.
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president obama is sending vice. biden to capitol hill hoping to sell lawmakers on the deal. and there's mixed reaction among some jewish residents in the area. we are live from rockville with more. what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, lesli, it's very dwighted. while some are -- very divided. while some are relieved there's a deal, others are skeptical the plan will work. >> anything to reduce tension, to reduce conflict is good. >> reporter: that's the sentiment many share after president obama announced the landmark deal that would require iran to limit its nuclear activity. >> for this reason i believe it would be irresponsible to walk away from this deal. >> reporter: and like obama, some say it's a small step in the right direction that would ultimately dry the production of nuke -- delay the production
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of nuclear weapons. >> i think even if it slows down the iranians, i think that would be a good thing. so i think it's a positive development. >> reporter: but with a history of violence and connections to terrorism, this jewish mother says it's a deal that she doesn't believe will be upheld. >> there's been potentially a lot of trust put in a regime that we know is not trustworthy. >> reporter: s that ate same message israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been sending. and while this woman lives in rockville, she says everyone will feel the effect. >> if those pillars aren't met, yes, a historic mistake and sadly my children will suffer for this. >> reporter: it's not a totally done deal yet. this plan will go before congress and many of the republican congressmen have already said they will be voting against it. live in rockville, maryland, ileana diaz, wusa9. >> and president obama says veto that congressional vote if they turn this down. a closed door meeting
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between leaders from all across our regionened the transportation secretary. on the agenda? safety concerns at metro. we are live at d.o.t. headquarters and what did we learn today? >> reporter: the maryland governor, the virginia governor and d.c.'s mayor all met in that meeting. they all came out afterwards to talk about it. they said this was an incredibly productive meeting but as when it comes to the details, they didn't offer many of those. we do know the main purpose of this meeting. it was so address safety concerns. the meeting was organized by transportation secretary anthony foxx specifically to discuss some safety concerns. many of his concerns stemmed from a federal report that was released last month. that report said the safety program is inadds squat -- inadequate and they failed to make enough safety improvements since the crash in 2009 that left nine people dead.
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most of us living in the area remember in jn who -- in january when smoke filled the metro and one person died. wmata has been under interim leadership. [indiscernible] >> this is not all that complicated. i have been somewhat critical. it's taken way too long. it's been ten months now. it's time for the board to get their act together. it's time for them to pick a new leader. let's get a dynamic leader. >> we've now got a job description that widens the pool so we hope to applicants. we're going to be putting the feet to the fire to hire someone as quickly as possible. >> reporter: wmata's board of directors hoods at this week and they expanded the qualifications they're looking for they'll look at people with a financial industry background and people that didn't work in the transit industry before.
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mayor bowser -- [ inaudible ] >> if only the lack of a general manager were the only problem. metro does say they expect to select itself new general manager by sometime this fall. we are gist getting started -- just getting started on wusa9 news at 5:00. transportation troubles at the taylor swift concert. coming up at 5:30, peggy fox explains what went wrong last night and what if anything can be done to fix it for tonight's show. >> plus, settlement does not equal victory. we hear from the mother of the man who died after being put in a choke hold by police in new york. >> topper a back with the latest on those big storms heading our way tonight.
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. a takoma park man facing child pornography charges tonight. investigators say they found all sorts of digital media with child pornography on it in bradley porter's home. he turned himself in after fleeing to tennessee. he's now charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. the man convicted of killing d.c. intern chandra levy will remain behind bars till the new trial in 2016. today lawyers argued that he ought to be freed till the trial happens. he was granted the new trial after his attorneys questioned the credibility of a witness for the prosecution, a convicted felon who claimed that guandique admitted to killing levy. family members of the unarmed black man killed after being put in a chokehold by white police officers say the $a 5.9 million settlement in the case is not a victory. eric garner's mother spoke out at a news conference in new york city today. the father is pushing for civil rights charge -- the family is pushing for civil rights charges against the officer
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after a grand jury failed to indiet him. >> people are walking up and down the street saying congratulations. don't congratulate us. this is not a victory. the victory will come when we get justice. then we want to have a victory party. >> garner's confrontation right here with participant lay crow was caught on camera with garner saying "i can't breathe" 11 times. the incident has helped bring about national conversation about policing in the u.s. going where no man has gone before. >> five, four, three, two, one. [ cheers and applause ] >> a joyful countdown as nasa's new horizons spacecraft made its first and only visit to pluto. it's a journey that took nine years, over three billion miles long. a packed house watched in nearby laurel. >> look what we've accomplished.
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it's truly amazing that humankind can governor out and explore these -- that we can go out and explore these worlds and see pluto revealed just before our eyes. it's just fantastic. >> yes, it is. the story is not done yet. new horizons will check in at 9:00 and send its first official photo tomorrow, but it's going to take 16 months until all that data from the exploration can be collected. you've been telling us showers are coming but we wouldn't know that just by looking outside right now. >> it's beautiful outside right now. it's muggy but it looks beautiful we. had new severe thunderstorm warnings in washington county, maryland and the panhandle of west virginia till 5:45. we'll show you those in just a second. speaking after live look outside, it's nice. it is muggy. 88 right now. dew points in the 70s. kind of a miserably humid day.
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pretty typical here in the metro area. winds still out of the south at about 11. that will change after midnight when the cold front rolls through. so this is the shower, the main thunderstorm we're following. this is ahead of the main event. the cold front is stay way back in pennsylvania but these thunderstorms are developing from pennsylvania down to just west of winchester. that's where the warnings have been posted. in fact, we're looking at new warnings and the newest warning we have for you is for berkley and for frederick and morgan and washington county till 5:45. we still have frederick and hampshire county until 5:30. that is this warning. these storms have been growing in intensity. and also in coverage, in aerial coverage. this is moving essentially to the east at about 27, 28 miles an hour headed toward winchester at 5:45 and charles town at about 6:15. and by the time it gets there, the storm has winds up to 60 miles per hour and hail the size of a quarter. so over an inch in diameter. it will move up north to our friends in pennsylvania. this is a pretty heavy storm
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headed toward percentersburg at 5:44 -- mercersburg at 5:44. this has rainfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour and winds up 2060 miles an hour. yellow alert and a flash flood watch tonight. we have all kinds of things going on. heavy downpours still remain the main threat for us in the immediate metro area. critical times 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. that's when the cold front will sweep across. yes, i believe the concert tonight is going to end with showers and thunderstorms. you have until about 10:30 at the concert. i think that will be about it. 10:00 tonight on futurecast, a line of showers still trying to develop back to the west. that's the cold front itself. the renegade showers ahead of the front still around fredricksburg and maybe up to dale city. by 12:00 you see a line of showers and storms. you also see some orange and yellow there. so temperatures in the 70s by midnight with the front itself pushing through. and then by morning, could see a couple of showers left over
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south of town but the morning is pretty quiet. by 9:00 we're in the 70s. breaks in the clouds. a strong northwesterly flow tomorrow so less humid. this is going to sound counterintuitive but even in the less humid northwest flow, a couple of showers are possible with temperatures back into the 80s. so on the day planner, temperatures in the 70s to start. the cool air does not rush in tonight. it rushes in tomorrow night. 81 by 11:00. 83, a shower possible by 1:00 p.m. gorgeous on thursday. wow, 84. beautiful on friday, 88. but still not humid. next seven days, the nats on 9 friday. nats in town through next wednesday. low 90s saturday. mid-90s sunday, monday and tuesday. pretty good chance of some storms on sunday. isolated storm possible on tuesday. a memorial to the nation's 34th president is gaining momentum. >> taiwan would donate $1 million to the tribute for dwight eisenhower. the national capital planning commission gave its final approval to that controversial
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memorial last week which means that all the agencies overseeing the project have now given the green light. it's taken 15 years to get there. harper lee's new book is now on sale right here in d.c. and all across the country. this is kramer books up on connecticut avenue northwest. "go set a watchman" was written before the literary masterpiece "to kill a mockingbird" and according to the "washington post," there's possibly an elder abuse investigation under way. some arguing lee would never have agreed to allow this book to be released. straight ahead, we'll tell you about an animal escape at the national zoo. >> and a new free tool to help you find a highest -- find the highest rated doctors in your area coming up
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they held the ribbon cut drag to open a parklet in d.c.'s golden triangle business improvement district. i guess it's a little park created by extending the existing sidewalk. it turns to parking spaces into a small park. it's located at 2020 k street. >> it get the job done. it was a modest day of market gains on wall street by
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the closing bell. the dow was up 75 points. the nasdaq rose 33 points. let me tell you about this new free tool to help you find a top doctor anywhere in the country. the nonprofit consumers checkbook has created a website where surgeons get a score in 14 high risk procedures, including those major heart valve and bypass surgeries, bowel surgeries, spine surgeries. the site is the first of its kind where you can access information on individual surgeons based on their patient outcomes. >> what does is tell people which doctors do best in terms of having the fewest people die and fewest complications and other problems resulting from the surgery. >> consumers checkbook scores on based on data of government records of more than four million surgeries performed by more than 52,000 doctors. we've got a link to this site on our website
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the justice department is warning food companies that they could face criminal and civil charges for poisoning customers even if the manufacturer says it was a mistake. this all comes after the deadly listeria outbreak involving blue bell creameries. the agency has not said whether the government plans to pursue charges against the texas-based ice cream company. well, the folks behind those ads seen on tv info commercials have agreed to pay a $550,000 settlement. a lawsuit charged -- [indiscernible] -- using high pressure sales ta ctics to get people to buy products. a pretty large rodent at the national zoo has been captured after 30 minutes of intense speculation. >> this bad boy is what they
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call a macadamia. goat out of the small mammal house around 7:00 last night apparently making his way to freedom through a hole in the outdoor enclosure. they have since passed that up. stilt he will stay -- still he will stay inside till they take a look at the enclosure to make sure there are no other holes or ways for him to make an escape. >> they've had a lot of breakouts lately. >> we don't need that. >> you're right. we'll tell but a teen who survived a plane crash and then hiked to safety two days later. >> plus, new information on the hunt for the drug lord who escaped from a mexican prison. >> reporter: round two for taylor swift's 1989 tour. i'm peggy fox. coming up i'll tell you what you teed to know if you're headed -- need to know if you're headed down to
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if you happen to be a swiftie and you're headed off to pop queen taylor swift's 1989 tour concert right here in washington, d.c., you may want to know that some fans had trouble getting home last night. peggy fox is outside nats park where the fans are already flocking in. so peggy, what do they need to know if they want to flock back home? >> reporter: well, i have to admit, i'm a swift y. i brought my daughter. we drove down, got here around 6:00. found parking. now, yes, there was a lot of traffic afterward but we made if home -- made it home with no
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problem. that wasn't the case for some people who were planning to take metro. here's what you need to know if you have someone coming down to take metro. this is the only station, the navy yard station is the only station that will stay open that hour extra. now, with the concert going later than expected last night in a crurk of crowds, some fans didn't make it to metro -- in a crush of crowds, some fans didn't make it to metro before it closed. ♪ >> reporter: megapop store taylor swift brought her 1989 tour to a sold out crowd of 45,000 fans at nats park last night. ♪ >> reporter: swift's first time playing at nats park had one rough spot. shortly after surprising the crowds with an appearance and duet with good friend lord, the extendible stage malfunctioned but the 27-yard superstar didn't miss a beat and kept the show rolling. the problem may have caused the show to go a bit longer ending around 11:45 as fans poured out to a metro stop, some were
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turned away. >> we walked out to the navy yard and it was just mobbed. we thought we were being super clever and we went to capitol south and it was completely locked up. >> reporter: emma lord, a daughter of wusa9 station manager did not realize only the navy yard station is kept open an hour later after the concert. that service is paid for by the ot metro. >> we were told that we had missed it by about four minutes. they had shut the gates on people. and those people were especially mad. >> reporter: wusa9 reporter ellison barber decided to walk home. >> we saw tons of people piling in there. there's no way. we started walking a little further and hoped maybe we'd get a cab or uber a few blocks down. we couldn't get one so we ended up walking home. >> reporter: if you're taking metro to the concert tonight, remember, the last train leaves only the navy yard station at
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12:39. metro says it moved 8,000 people through the navy yard station between 11:00 last night and 1:00 a.m. i talked to one woman who did go last night, took metro. they said yes, the crowds were tecialt, were -- terrible, were very packed in there. but she said it worked fine and she plans to come back tonight using metro. if you're coming down, pack a charger for your phone because, i'll tell you what. those phones go dead quickly. if you do run into problems afterward, you'll be able to call somebody. i'm peggy fox reporting live. back to you. >> where exactly would you plug that in, pegg, but thank -- peg, but thank you so much. >> reporter: i can tell you. bathrooms. people charge them up. there's outlets insides in the bathrooms and other places i'm told. >> very cool. thank you, peg, for answering the question. it was kind of rhetorical but she knew the answer. during the extra hour of metrorail service tonight, connections for the blue, orange, silver and blue lines
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could be made at the l'enfant plaza. red lines gallery place. no deal. that's what the 19-year-old says who was allegedly caught on camera attacking an elderly man on a metro escalator. he rejected a plea deal in the april attack at the eastern market station. smith as you remember on this terrible video knocked out that older man with his third punch. the trial date has been set for september 17. he's being held on $1,000 cash bail. don naldz trump made a stop in our -- donald trump made a stop in our area today. his chopper landed at the albemarle estate and he was there for the official opening of the new bed and breakfast at trump winery in charlottesville. reports indicate the republican presidential candidate spent much of his time talking about wine, but he also touched on the greek financial crisis and trade deals. trump is asking the f.b.i. to investigate an alleged threat made by escaped mexican drug kingpin joaquin el chapo guzman. the threat was made on twitter with an unverified account.
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the tweet apparently is a response to trump's derogatory comments about mexicans and roughly translates to keep messing around and i'll make you swallow your words. the f.b.i. says it is aware of the threat and it is investigating. meanwhile authorities are offering nearly $4 million to try to capture that drug lord. the dea reportedly warned mexico more than a year ago about an escaped plan but had no specific information. omar villafranca has the latest from lore texas. >> reporter: mexican's interior minister said joaquin guzman likely had help making his escape. mexican police say guzman went into the shower saturday night and snaked his way into a 2 by 2 foot opening in the floor. then he used a ladder to climb down into an elaborate 5 foot tall tufnle built 30 -- tunnel built 30 feet underground that led to a construction site about a mile south of the prison. >> the likelihood of him being
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captured again is hard to predict glrks james den kins is one of the -- denkins is one the americans who helped capture him. >> he keeps learning from the mistakes he's made so he'll be even smarter and even a well trained escape artist that he is. >> reporter: web county -- the webb county sheriff says the escape would not have happened if guzman was in u.s. hands. >> he will not have the privileges he had back in mexico. he's going to be contained, well contained here in the u.s. side. >> reporter: u.s. officials made a play to extradite guzman after he was captured in 2014. he faces indictments in at least seven american courts. omar villafranca, cbs news, loredo, texas. >> this is the second time guzman has escaped from a mexican prison. the f.b.i. says it has thwarted a terror plot. acts say the son of a boston police captain had planned to blow up pressure cooker bombs
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at the university in support of isis. investigators slapped the cuffs on alexander ciccolo july 4 after he got guns he ordered from a witness who was cooperating with police. the 22-year-old's dad says his son has a long history of mental illness and has talked about joining the islamic state. an amazing story of survival out of washington state. 16-year-old autumn veatch says she hiked for two days aft plane she was in -- after the plane she was in crashed in the rugged cascade mountains. her step grandparents were also in the plane when it went down saturday. to days later she was picked up by a passing motorist and driven to a general store about 30 miles away. >> considering the time she'd been out and what had happened to her, she looked remarkably good. >> the search for veatch's step grandparents and the wreckage is being hampered by the rocky terrain, thick forest and stormy weather. straight ahead, the airplane seat design that is sure to have potential
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passengers talking. >> right after the break, beachgoers go above and beyond to rescue a stranded shark. this is some incredible video. we'll show it you to next. >> reporter: right here in northwest, a nice breeze and sunshine. don't let it fool you. severe thunderstorm warnings out to the west. in fact, severe thunderstorm warning till 6:00 for frederick county, maryland, hampshire, hardy county, west virginia and shenandoah county, virginia. we'll track more storms and give you the timetable of when the heaviest storms roll through the metro area. what that means for the concert tonight.
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trending now, incredible video tonight of beachgoers coming to itself rescue of a stranded -- to the rescue of a stranded great white shark. it happened yesterday in massachusetts when the shark was probably trying to snatch some sea gulls near a sand bar. some people started dropping buckets of water on the shark. then they put a rope around it and pulled the shark into the water. the crew drove the boat with the shark a little further out where it's expected to survive and come back and eat them later. >> let's hope not. goodness. flying can be a hassle, right? even as it is. >> but if could get -- it could
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get a lot worse. according to one of the world's largest airplane seat manufacturers has patented a design that would turn that middle seat backwards. yeah, that would mean that you'd have to face passengers and, yeah-- >> if the middle seat wasn't bad enough already. >> according to the company, it would allow airlines to fit more people into coach. there are no current plans for any airline to take advantage of this space-saving technology but the online outrage is already boiling over. wired magazine called it the most nightmarish idea for plane seat be ever. condoness traveler -- [ inaudible ] >> also trending, a picture of alfalfa from the little rascals movie. here's a picture of the actor when he starred in the film. he of course is the one in the
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middle. now are the pictures -- -- that is him with a imeerd. major league baseball all- star game is tonight weather permitting. coming up in tonight's inside pitch, the nats' all-stars talk about the honor of being selected. >> reporter: we've been hearing about removing confederate symbols down south but did you know there is a confederate statue tucked away over there in downtown rockville? ilvery what local leaders are saying about
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ever since the confederate flag came down at the south carolina state house, we've been hearing about this greater push to remove all confederate symbols, especially those in the south, but did you know there's one in rockville? a confederate soldier statue has been tucked away for years near the montgomery county and rockville courthouse buildings and there is now a growing push to have it removed there. >> reporter: i'm stephanie ramirez in rockville where plenty of people pass every day but don't know it's there.
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it's beyond the tree back there next to the red brick courthouse building off of maryland avenue. and talking to people walking by? >> i never knew there was a statue here. >> i didn't realize that. i walk by it every day. >> no. i try to stay away from the court buildings, if you know what i mean. no, i actually didn't notice it was here. >> reporter: after seeing it and reading about it, some find it offensive to have something like this in the area. >> i do believe racism is still here in america. so anything representing that or anything of -- you know, that would represent that or offends my race, i do agree that it should have been removed. >> to me it represents something that's a negative. >> doesn't mean anything to me. i think it was in the past. let it go. the more people harp on it, the more problems it's going to bring. >> the fact we have a confederate statue here i don't find offensive. i think it's a piece of history. >> reporter: it was erected by the united daughters of
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confederacy. local leaders say it's not the studs now. >> courthouses, they symbolize equal justice and equal rights for everyone. a statue that tells us to consider the heroes, the guys who fought to keep people enslaved in this country does not qualify [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the county actually owns the land that the statue is sitting on so county leaders say they're going to have a special meeting at 6:00 on monday evening at city hall, where you can weigh in on what you like to see done with this. in rockville, stephanie ramirez, wusa9 news. councilmember morris says he would like to see it moved to the bealeton dawson house. today a lou gown county -- loudoun county family delivered a boat load of toys to inova fairfax hospital.
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>> grayson hall remembers being scared when he was in the hospital three years ago dealing with his type 1 diabetes and he says toys helped. he got the idea to gather toys for kids in the hospital right now. we talked with both grayson and his mom, valerie. >> he's already planning the next donation. probably going to do this quarterly. this was such a success. it makes us feel so good. >> i said, this might be a little thing but you never know what could happen. >> good hearted kid. grayson's mom says it all goes to show that little people can do big things. a live look outside. it's still very pleasant in the immediate metro area. in fact, i think everyone will get home from the evening rush before the big storms move n. it's toasty, 88. dew points in the 70s. that is a very, very humid air mass. very uncomfortable to be outside exercising in fact. here's a look at the radar.
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these are the storms we're tracking now. these storms are developing ahead of the cold front itself. the cold front is still way back just entering pennsylvania and also west virginia. but these are pretty heavy storms and they have prompted some severe thunderstorm warnings. we've been tracking these since 3:00 in the afternoon n. is a heavy storm. severe thunderstorm warning till 6:00 p.m. for frederick county in virginia, hampshire county and hardy county in shenandoah and a new one for winchester and jefferson till 6:15. this is a brand new warning. get ready. the storms are headed toward dharls town and they have -- charles town and they have hail and winds up to 60 miles per hour. we'll zoom in a little bit. here's a look at hail. maybe 1.7. that's almost 2-inch diameter hail. you only need an inch to satisfy the severe thunderstorm warning criteria. these watch boxes, this is -- excuse me, warning boxes. winchester, you're in the warning and berryville in the warchg. movement headed towards round
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hill. all indications are this storm is not going to go away any time soon. round hill 6:36. and this could actually affect the folks at the concert because this is not the main event. we actually could see this get into the d.c. area around 9:00 if it holds together. and then a second line getting in around 11:00 or midnight tonight. so again we showed you the severe thunderstorm warnings in effect. we have a new one for loudoun county. also for frederick county and that includes winchester and clark county as well in northwestern virginia. yellow alert tonight. a flash flood watch tonight as women. heavy downpours. still the main threat. although some of these storms to the west do have wind and hail. critical times 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. yes, the concert is going to end with thunderstorms. let's hope it ends with storms and doesn't get there earlier. 10:00 tonight, showers south. showers west along i-81. boom, by midnight, that's going to be i think the critical time for i-270, back down to d.c. and across to prince george's
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county. they move out quickly. by 6:00 in the monk we're back in the -- morning we're back in the upper 60s to mid-70s. we have showers in the forecast today but a pretty darn good day tomorrow. low 80s by 11:00. 83 by 1:00 and, yes, a shower is possible in the early afternoon. thursday gorgeous, 84. friday beautiful, 88. next seven days, it's going to heat up. low 90s on saturday. just isolated storm. mid-90s on sunday. monday and tuesday senates in town -- nats in town. nats on 9 friday and nats on 9 sunday. people are actually talking about this. the home run derby today. that's the point, getting the buzz back in what was deemed as a boring competition. it was not last night. hometown playered to frazier the hero got the cincinnati crowd going with moon shot homers and he wins the home run
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derby contest. bryce harper was not in the home run derby. tonight the game counts. holden kushner has your inside pitch. >> reporter: the center of the baseball world is in cincinnati, ohio tonight as the national league hosts the american league in the 86th major league baseball all-star game. the winner gets their representative home field advantage in the world series. scherzer and harper revved up to be a part of the skeptical. >>it's an all around great experience. it's a great event put on and i'm very excited. i'm looking forward to going to sin natty and enjoying it with my family and everybody in baseball. >> i won't be pitching but i'll definitely have fun in cincinnati. it's a great experience. even if i'm not pitching. just to be a part of that club and being in that clubhouse, it's a special feeling. >> reporter: matt scherzer will be on the mound as the nats open the second half of the
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season at home friday night against the dodgers. you can see the game right here on wusa 89 starting -- wusa9 starting at 7:00. that's your nats inside pitch. for wusa9 sports, i'm holden kushner. >> coming up at 6:00, more on the all-star game festivities tonight from cincinnati. >> looking forward to ly. but first, closing arguments begin in the colorado movie shooting trial. coming up next, we look at what could happen if the jury comes back with a guilty conviction for james holmes. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson. you might know riding an atv or dirt bike in the city is illegal, but did you know it could cost you to lose your license or land you in jail? i'll
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>> closing arts are under way in -- arguments are under way in the colorado trial of james holmes. >> he's pleaded not guilty by reason ever insanity in this massacre where 12 people were killed. don champion rompts from the court -- reports from the courthouse in centennial, colorado. >> reporter: was james holmes a cold blooded killer or a man so mentally ill, denot know right from wrong? -- he did not know right from wrong? those are the for pictures being painted of him today during closing arguments of his trial. >> this guy walked into that theater and tried to murder everyone in it. >> reporter: while defense attorneys admit holmes was the gunman who killed 12 people and wounded 70 others inside this aurora, colorado theater, they say he was gripped by a psychotic episode at the time.
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during their closings this afternoon, they planned to drive home that point. last week before resting their case, defense attorneys showed jurors video of holmes ramming his head into the wall of his jail cell. holmes did not take the stand during the trial, but jurors did view nearly 22 hours of videotaped interviews with him. during deliberations, jurors will have to consider more than 11 weeks of at times graphic and emotional testimony. holmes who faces the death penalty if found guilty has shown little emotion during the trial. don champion, cbs news, centennial, colorado. >> jury deliberations could start tomorrow morning. holmes faces 165 charges in the case, including 24 counts of murder. if he's found guilty, the penalty phase of the trial could take about a months to complete. -- a month to complete. get ready. we've got some big storms
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developing tonight. thank you for joining us. i'm lesli foster. >> i'm derek mcginty. our topper shutt is tracking exactly what's headed our way. top, when and where? are those storms expected to hit? >> you know we've got two lines of them, derek. we have one that may actually get to us before the main line which rolls in late tonight. in addition, we also have a flash flood watch. it covers the entire metro area till 2:00 a.m. a lot of rain already and we have heavy downpours. that's the main threat with these storms that threaten the immediate metro area. this is the main line with the cold front. this is what we're forecasting to be here between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. ahead of it we have healthy storms developing. we've been tracking these since 3:00. we had all kinds of warnings on these. they have hail and wind up to 60 miles an hour. so the latest warning we have is now clarke county, frederick county, virginia, shenandoah and warren till 6:30. so that is this box right there. this is still a severe thunderstorm warning for the city of winchester and clarke
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and frederick county. it is really raining in winchester. that's one storm. that's the second storm to the northwest of strasburg around 55. hail south of winchester proper. tremendous rains now, bernie k -- burning knolls. rainfall rates an inch per hour. this is moving to the east headed for leesburg at 6:56 and sterling at 7:15. and this one could actually bring a shower to the taylor swift concert early before more showers come in later. we'll talk about that, talk about what lies behind the front later in the week. the d.c. council is moving to toughen penalties against atvs and dirt bikes. they are illegal on streets. if you're caught on


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