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the first court hearing for the six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray starts today. hello. thank you for joining us. i'm andrea roane. prosecutors at today's hearing are presenting arguments on three key issues. should the officers be tried together or separately. should the charges be dismissed
and should state's attorney mayor hin mosby -- marilyn mosby recuse herself. defense lawyers accuse her for leading a pep rally for the officers to be convicted. protestors demand justice for gray following his questionable arrest on april 19. delia goncalves has reaction if them. >> reporter: baltimore city leaders, including police admit they were all caught off guard during the riots following freddie gray's funeral back in april but today they were indeed prepared. police canceled all vacation and leave. this was an all hands on deck operation. >> all night, all day, we will fight for freddie gray. >> reporter: the morning started out with peaceful protests outside the courthouse. >> we want to end the police violence. we want jobs and housing. we want justice for freddie gray. >> but in terms of violent -- violence, not today.
>> what do we want? >> justice. >> reporter: just as the freddie gray hearing was getting under way. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> whether do we want it? >> now. >> reporter: protesters marched down to the harbor where tensions rose. >> let him go. let him go. >> the gentleman whom they arrested jumped in front of traffic with a megaphone, pretended to get hit by a car. >> reporter: a loud speaker from a police helicopter warns people to peacefully protest as officers stand the line prepared for anything. in baltimore, delia goncalves, wusa9. >> we just learned the judge has denied a motion to dismiss charges against the six police officers. scott broom is inside the courtroom. he'll have all the day's events on wusa9 news at 5:00 and of course for details about freddie gray's arrest, his
cause of death, the resulting protest and what happened in court today, download our wusa9 news app. senate democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the iran nuclear deal alive in congress handing president obama a major foreign policy victory. the crucial endorsement sealing the deal came from maryland senator barbara mikulski. senator mikulski says the agreement is the the best way to curb iran's nuclear ambitions. a motorcycle rider is fighting for his life following an accident in aspen hill. the rider lost control of the bike and crashed into three other vehicles this morning at the intersection of aspen hill road and parkland drive. shortly before that, police say they attempted to stop the cyclist because his bike had improper tags. the biker was rushed to the hospital with critical life threatening injuries. three suspects remain on the loose wanted for killing a police officer in a suburb of chicago. the loss of the decorated
officer known as gi joe is hitting the community hard. we have a report from fox lake, illinois. >> reporter: schools are empty near fox lake, illinois today and flags are lowered as police search for three men accused of killing one of their own. many students learn of the shooting and can killing of lieutenant charles gliniewicz while on lockdown. >> my heart just dropped. >> reporter: gliniewicz was shot dead while pursuing three suspicious men on foot. so far a massive manhunt involving hundreds of officers, helicopters and dozens of police dogs has come up empty. police want residents to be on the lookout for the suspects described as two white men and one black. >> we continue to check for suspicious activity. we want the fox lake community to know that they're safe and we're out there. >> reporter: lieutenant gliniewicz was with the department for three decades and was a mentor to young people who wanted to become police officers. >> especially after things like this, it will definitely make
me push myself more to become a police officer. >> reporter: does it make you a little nervous, your hero? >> not at all. >> reporter: lieutenant gliniewicz leaves behind four sons and a wife. the 52-year-old was set to retire next month. cbs news, fox lake, illinois. >> the officer's death is the third law enforcement officer to die in illinois this year. the violent summer of d.c. continues. tonight d.c. police chief cathy lanier will hold a public meeting to talk about what's going on in the district. it will be one of several meetings we've seen recently addressing the violence this summer including the more than 105 homicides. last night one meeting was held in southwest at the first district station. typically these meetings have around five people attending but last night more than 50 people showed up. the guests that drew the most attention and praise was 13- year-old taije chambliss, the girl shot in the leg on sunday.
>> we fully support stopping the gang violence and the shooting because i don't want it to happen to anybody else. >> tonight's meeting will be at 7:00 at the fifth district station on bladensburg road in northeast. chief lanier will announce the expansion of the anticrime initiative and how the department plans to fight the spike in violence. former governor marvin mandel lays in repose at the maryland state house. the viewing in annapolis will remain open to the public till 8:00 tonight. mandel, a democrat, died sunday. he was 95 years old. he was maryland's governor from 1969 until 1979. he also served 19 months in a federal prison after being convicted on mail fraud charges. the conviction was later overturned. the funeral service for governor mandel will be tomorrow in pikesville. a furniture feud is brewing in midded mid. governor larry hogan is blasting former governor martin o'malley for buying fancy furniture from the governor's
mansion at a deep discount. the state ethics commission is now looking into the matter. a new "baltimore sun" investigation unveils a lot of furniture went with o'malley. for example, a chair bought in 2004 for $1500 was sold to o'mally for only $15. political expert matthew crenson says o'malley may need to answer for the deep discounts. >> i think they'll be looking at whether there was any public announcement of the sale because the sales are not supposed to be made preferentially to government officials. >> o'malley officials say the purchases were above board and the governor followed standard operating procedure from the department of general services. former governor bob ehrlich also purchased furniture when he left office. the republican paid $992 for 21 items that had cost the state $9,904. they were mostly low-cost linens, mattresses, pillow,
lamps and bunk beds used by his sons. another hot and humid day on tap but relief could soon be on the way in the form of storms. howard bernstein is with us. he's tracking all the news for us in weather. >> hi, andrea. watching a few storms starting to pop in western virginia. another nice weekend. let's start with doppler 9000. you see the activity with lightning popping in southwestern pennsylvania and western maryland. this is moving toward the east very slowly, only about 15 or 20 miles per hour. so our friends up in cumberland seeing a little activity just to the west of romney and kaiser seeing some of that as well. we'll take you in toward virginia. aim missville, you had a little shower. that popped up and popped down. we'll see that bubbling ever the atmosphere today with the showers just pulsing here and there. nothing imminent toward d.c. now. we're pretty quiet for the next few hours and the better chance of showers will be to the best. up to 88 in town. richmond is 93 at lunch time and lots of 80s out there.
it will be a hot afternoon with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. some relief is coming. toward the end of the week and the weekend, more on that in a few minutes. >> thanks, howard. it might sound like grunting and whining to you but zoo keepers at the national zoo say the noises from the new panda cub are music to their ears. here's a sampling from the zoo's new video. take a listen. [ screeching ] >> all that noise, zoo keepers say, show the cub has a healthy pair of lungs. mei xiang was cuddling with her cub when she decided to step away and catch a bite to eat for the first time since giving birth. as you can see, the cub's black markings are starting to come in around its eyes, ears and back. if you want to keep up to date on the national zoo's panda cub, we have an app for that. just download our wusa9 news app. coming up, find out what
happens when a transgender girl tries to use the girls' locker room at school. >> find out why police are handling this deadly wow. this thank you .ectacular. we worked with a designer from havertys for a complete refresh. you must be happy to get out of that tiny house? yeah you know when we realized how great the furniture could be, we knew we wanted more space. how much more space? we went from a hundred square feet to... three thousand! (whispers) three thousand! we still have the original structure.
an apartment fire in paris has killed eight people, two of them children. this afternoon investigators say it might be a case of arson. more than 100 firefighters battled the flames for hours. they quickly put out the fire only to be called back two hours later to put out a second much larger fire. this blaze was the deadliest in paris in ten years. investigators say arson has not been ruled out. a second arrest warrant has now been issued in connection with last month's bombing in bangkok. the bombing killed 20 people and injured about 100 others. the latest suspect is a turkish man. investigators say his fingerprints match the one's found on the bottle of bomb-
making material in bangkok last weekend. the man is the husband after thai woman who's already been linked to the bombing. investigators say she had rented an apartment where the bomb-making materials were found. there are some shocking allegations involving two former day care workers in new jersey this afternoon. investigators say they encouraged children to fight each other on the playground. prosecutors say the workers used the term "fight club" from the woman. >> about a dozen children, boys and girls, between the ages of 4 and 6, just fighting, throwing each other to the ground, hitting each other. >> both workers have been fired. the prosecutor said they did it, note, for pure pleasure. howard is up next with our forecast. >> andrea, still feeling like mid summer but some fall weather is knocking on our doorstep. it's not just the heat and humidity that's up. but the grass pollen, the
county clerk kim davis has until tomorrow to respond to a federal junk's motion -- judge's motion calling her to court. the court order comes after -- >> reporter: kim davis is being summoned into federal court. the kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses has till the end of business today to respond to the latest motion in the case. >> we are not issuing licenses today. >> reporter: tuesday in a heated exchange she again refused to issue a license defying the supreme court. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. >> reporter: david moore and david ermold are the couple davis refused to marry tuesday. >> what i will not tolerate is people who want to use their beliefs to discriminate against other people and make people's lives hell. >> reporter: davis says her position was spurred by a religious awakening which came after her fourth marriage. this is that marriage license. tuesday she released a statement saying it is not a light issue for me. it is a heaven or hell decision. davis stopped issuing all
marriage licenses in june rather than comply with the legalization of gay marriage. she has refused to resign despite the potential of steep fines or even jail time. which locker room should a transgender student be able to use? the controversy among the students leaves them split. they are protesting the use of a girls locker room by a student born male but identifies now as female. of those who walked out as many as 40 students show support for lyla perry to be able to use the female bathroom. >> i wasn't hurting anyone and i didn't want to feel segregated out. i don't want to be in the gender neutral bathroom. i wanted to be -- i am a girl. i shouldn't have to be pushed away. >> parents say this is just a reuss by perry to get into the girls locker room but a gender therapist says that person does
not choose this and the transition can be very painful. five months of tlc, planning and waiting over in mere seconds for one man's dream of growing alaska's largest pumpkin. a crane hoisted the massive gourd through a greenhouse window. all looks well and then the cable snaps and the pumpkin breaks into two. something that would happen to charlie brown, right? the farmer is taking the disappointment in stride. >> of all the scenarios, this is the last thing i ever thought would happen, to tell you the truth. this is usually the safest part. >> he probably would have won. it would have been the only competitor at this year's alaska state fair. just give it to him. just give it to him. he understands this is no one's fault and says he'll try again next year. but if you were the only one in it, just give it to him now.
pack some patience if you're heating the road this labor day weekend. 35 million of us are expected to drive to their final summer destination. that's a slight increase from last year. even though the holiday is falling later than normal, something that usually keeps people at home. aaa predicts 850,000 metro area residents will get away. nearly all of them will drive. for those motorists, really good news. aaa says gas prices are at their lowest lefts for the labor day weekend since 2004. hopefully howard has some good news for the weekend weather. >> it's going to be real nice around here as opposed to today and yesterday when it's hot and sticky. the hot and sticky weather will be around a couple more days but by the weekend, we're in great shape. whether you're staying in d.c. o headed to the shore, i think our weather will be much up proved come saturday and sunday. i'm tracking a few showers and storms. they're not moving quickly out to our west. we'll have to watch for those areas especially. it's not to say we can't see a storm here in the metro but if
you are west of the blue ridge, a better chance. some of these have popped in the last half-hour. this is romney southwest of there. you can see that approaching kaiser. we have showers near garrett county and coming through cumberland now moving east toward allegheny county. farther to the south, this shower was something earlier. it's falling apart. you see just north of front royal. we have a couple of showers starting to pop. one of the things that are going to happen, some of niece will pulse up and rain themselves out. kind of like boiling water in a pop. the bubbles come and go. right now looks like most of the bubbles will stay west of the blue ridge. here in the metro fairly quiet. a little hazy out there. got some high thin clouds. we've got the humidity and that will be the case for the afternoon. hot, humid, a stray storm or two. lower 90s for high. 92, 93 here in town. we'll back back into the mid- 80s by 8:00 and 78 by midnight. only 74, 75 for the low in washington with a few spots in the 60s. a warm, muggy night coming up. right now hot, humid, 88. feeling like 90. dew points are in the 60s right
now and humidity is 48% which may not sound like a lot, but witnesses' # 8, ud -- but when it's 88, you'd rather be in the 30% range because eight sticky out there. 90 in fredricksburg. even winchester now and frederick up to 90 degrees. the big picture, we've got showers and storms here and there. there is high pressure in the atmosphere, the upper atmosphere but it's not strong enough to suppress all the development. so we're watching a front up to the north which will slip our way as we head into friday and saturday. that will bring us the good weekend. for the afternoon notice most of the absence out to the west of washington -- the action out to the west of washington. a few showers on 270 about 6:00, 6:30. not the highest chance of that but i'm not going to say it's not going to happen. we quiet down tonight so we should be in pretty good shape for thursday morning. thursday we'll pop a couple of showers in the afternoon. once again the highest chance of that will be west of the blue ridge, but this front, this is going to come in here on friday. with the front around, that means a better chance that
everybody sees some showers and storms and notice all the green on the map there by 4:30. we may have to go with a yellow alert and this front will continue to move away so that by the weekend, some slightly cooler and drier air moves our way. 93 today. isolated storm west. tomorrow 94. hot and humid. just a stray storm. better chance of showers and storms on friday, in the upper 80s. then the weekend. here's the payoff. 84 saturday. terps home opener, should be a beautiful day in college park for that. sunday 86. we heat up again monday and tuesday. every cup has a story. dunkin' k-cup packs in my life were a good fit. a single serving for myself, it's pretty special. it is like having a dunkin' store in my home which is what i've always dreamed of. bring home delicious dunkin' k-cup packs today.
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>> sharon: dylan, you weren't imagining things. i know that i have been acting strangely lately, and it's because... i've been keeping something from you. >> dylan: [ sighs ] >> sharon: you feel guilty for going through my pill case... and i feel guilty because... i went off my meds for a few days. >> dylan: what? sharon, why would you do that? >> sage: i keep thinking how perfect our ceremony was. it was just sweet and simple. >> nick: we did it the right way by keeping it small. >> sage: yeah. your parents were incredibly gracious after not being invited to the wedding, especially victor. >> nick: sometimes my dad can surprise you -- in a good way. >> sage: yeah, 'cause i think he and i got off onhe