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game one of the world series is in the books. it only took 14 innings to decide. in the end the royals survived one of the longest games in the history of the fall classic. good wednesday morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm nick giovanni. we can tell you right off the top it's a busy news day. time to get you up to speed on everything happening today. >> starting with what's happening right now outside. bemply farmer is -- beverly farm sermon toring your commute and -- is monitoring your commute and allyson rae has your forecast. >> we're starting off with light to moderate rage. this will occur threw -- rain. this will occur through the morning and lunch time hour. the heaviest stuff is yet to come. everybody is starting to see this light rain come down right through 66. it is expected to be a wet commute. through the beltway and the district light rain continues. moderate through tysons corner and up through potomac and silver spring. we'll head to the upper 60s. it's going to be very windy. thunderstorms are yet to come. ail track when the heaviest
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rain comes. we get a little drier before that. let's get a check on weather -- traffic, excuse me. i've got the weather. you've got the traffic, beverly. good morning. it's enter mingled especially on -- intermingled especially on a day like today. early incident, vehicle off the road near wilson bridge drive, still seems to be a tieup with the police there. they may have a lane blocked or the flashing lights are jamming you up out of fort washington trying to make the way up to the capital beltway. the beltway itself not bad. north of andrew, ritchie marlboro road into landover, volume still building into silver spring with your lanes open. 395 still hung up northbound before you reach the 14th street bridge. that's going to be blocking the left lane, a crash at boundary channel drive. back to you. following a doving story out of the district -- doving story out of the district -- developing story out of the district. a stabbing happened just after 1:00 in the 200 block of 53rd street. police say the victim is a man. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. at tonight's debate donald trump will still be front and
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center on stage but all eyes will be on republican presidential candidate ben carson. ten g.o.p. contenders are scheduled to participate in the third debate focusing on fiscal policy but for the the first time a new cbs news poll shows billionaire businessman donald trump is trailing the retired neurosurgeon. dr. carson is leading in iowa and also nationally. pundits believe it's because of his personality. >> i'm just going to keep doing what i've been doing and that is telling the truth. >> experts say tonight's debate favors candidates who have held office and understand how setting a budget works. four lower polling candidates including rick santorum, bob ji jindal, george pataki and lindsey graham will take part in and undercards debate leading up to the two-hour prime time event. the contenders will face off again november 10 for their fourth debate. the next democratic debate takes place in des moines, iowa
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november 14. closing arguments happening today in the charles severance murder trial. they're beginning in a few hours. >> this comes a day after severance addressed the court to call for dismissal. nikki burdine is live outside the fairfax county courthouse with more. >> reporter: good morning. at first today we'll hear closing arguments in charles serving answer' trial. -- severance' trial. after that the jury jury will have his fate in their hands accused of murdering three people over the course of 11 years. up until this point this trial has been very bizarre yesterday especially. severance is accused of killing nancy dunning, ron kirby and ruthanne lodato. yesterday the defense rested but not before an unusual exchange with the judge. the judge asked severance if he knew his rights and he responded by going off like an eccentric professor giving a history lesson. he then discussed the origins of the fifth amendment and said he'd been denied the right to a speedy trial. he even asked the judge to dismiss all the charges against him. severance' parents were furious
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yesterday over a prosecution rebuttal witness. a detective testified that they told him they had a deadbolt lock on the door to their basement to keep their son away from the rest of their house. charles severance' parents said that was simply not true. after closing arguments today, severance' fate again will be in the jury's hands. yesterday, though, an f.b.i. agent took the stand and had some interesting information from charles severance' sister. i'll tell what you that is coming up at 6:30. live in fairfax county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. questions are being raised this morning about whether an arrest made in the district was a case of excessive force. video of the arrest in northeast has gone viral. right now three d.c. police officers are on leave after the confrontation with the man monday. eric jones is seen talking to himself, doing pushups and taking off his shoes. after officers ordered tom get -- him to get on the ground, he ripped off an antenna and started going after officers
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with it. police say he smelled strongly of pcp. jones is facing an account of sawflting an officer. -- assaulting an officer. an investigation is under way in alexandria this morning after a car slammed into a house. two men were killed in the crash on smithway drive. their car ran halfway into the house. the driver died at the scene. a passenger died in the hospital. this doesn't appear to be an isolated incident. a neighbor actually tells us another vehicle recently ran off the road in the same spot. new this morning confirmation from the fairfax county board of supervisors that members of that board intentionally withheld information on the police- involved shooting that eventually killed john geer, members holding on to that information for more than a year. you may remember that john geer, an unarmed father of two, was shot and killed outside of his springfield home back in august of 2013. he had his hands up in the air
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and now ex-county officer adam torres is facing charges in connection to that shooting death. john geer's family fought for more than a year for police to release even the slightest details of the incident and now we are hearing for the first time chairman sharon bulovar explains why the board held back on what ended up being a major wrongful death suit that cost the county nearly $4 million. >> our policy was previously not to release too many details and the name of the officer until the commonwealth's attorney had opined as to whether or not there would be an indictment. >> reporter: now, there is the issue of the commonwealth's attorney. there is one whistle blower mopping the board of supervisors who says that is the real reason why they stalled on their decision, a decision that he says was wrong from the very beginning. you'll want to hear what he has to say coming up at 6:30.
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we're live outside of county police headquarters, delia goncalves, wusa9. there's a vote today on a hot issue affecting thousands of drivers in northern virginia. the question is whether plans for tolls . /-66 outside the beltway should move forward. lawmakers who oppose the idea have asked to delay this vote. supervisors in both prince william and loudoun counties have voted against the -- [ inaudible ] -- arguing the tolls charge taxpayers who have already funded the building of the state. fairfax county board has voted in favor of the plan. royals vary u.s.s. mets. -- royals versus the mets. >> it was the second longest game in the fall class nick terms of time. mets could have put it away in the bottom of the ninth. alex gordon says not on my watch. a solo shot to dead center sends this game into extras. skip ahead to the bottom of the 14th. still tied at four run as piece
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with eric hosmer stepping up to the plate with bases loaded. pops one up and it's deep enough to bring hope the winning runs. that is your ballgame. kc takes game one 5-4. a personal loss in this game, though, for a royal. >> very sad news thrcht were reports from espn saying that kansas city starting pitcher on his way to the stadium found out that his father passed away. ned yost, the royals' manager said the pitcher learned afterward. terrible news there for him. >> also in the game, we had a delay for about seven minutes with one out in the bottom of the 4th. >> fox sports reportedly lost power to its trucks so when play resumed, the broadcast switched to the international feed. redistricting in the commonwealth is going to appeal to the supreme court. >> there could be a decision today about the future of a school resource officer who slammed that teenage girl on her head in the middle of a classroom. >> it is light rain out here and a little breezy. the winds will pick up. the heaviest rain is yet to
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welcome back. i'm meteorologist allyson rae. just about 11 minutes after 6:00. it's a wet start for almost everybody now. let's go throughout the rest of the day of the first alert doppler is looking at the rain. pretty light for the most part unless you head north of frederick near hagerstown, some pretty good downpours. we'll see the light rain carry on through midday. see how we dry out a little bit during the afternoon except for areas along 81. it's going to get breezy and warm all ahead of some thunderstorms for this evening. the heaviest rain rivers after 6:00. -- arrives after 6:00. we'll go through the extended future cast and what to expect
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for the rest of the week coming up. getting busier. always seems to be the case. wet pavement and dealing with a couple of new problems out there. let's start with virginia 95 where we see more volume, northbound getting out of fredricksburg, heading up through stafford, quantico. the volume building as you head out of dale city into woodbridge but the pace northbound 95 crossing the prince william parkway across the occoquan a little below speed, 50, 52 miles per hour as you make your way to springfield. up toward the 14th street bridge, the accident before the 14th street bridge, boundary channel drive had blocked the left side of the roadway. bethesda beltway, inner loop between old georgetown road and rockville pike, an accident involving several vehicles took out a light pole. one lane will squeeze through the inner loop of the beltway after old georgetown road headed toward silver spring. back to you. on may 12, eight people were killed and more than 200 injured when an amtrak train jumped the tracks in philadelphia. >> you'll remember in the days and months after that happened lawmakers promised reform but
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. the rain is taking over.
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light to moderate lieu lunch time. the -- through lunch time. the heaviest rain north of winchester, pocket of heavy rain south of fredericksburg. you're seeing how it's starting to break apart. southern maryland, central virginia. that will play a role in our forecast later on today. light rain taking over the district. moderate rain for silver spring and over to college park and some light rain for alexandria. temperatures are going to head to the upper 60s today. temperatures are continuing to increase as we head through the morning hours. it's a little breezy out there and only going to get windy for this afternoon. here we are at 7:00 in the morning. winds are still out of the east. the easterly wind made the slow start to the rain last night and into this morning, but now it's here and the air is saturated and we're going to see heavier rain before it's all over. 12:00 we're drying out for areas south of fredericksburg, south of dale city near culpeper and orange, but the light to moderate rain continues for everybody else, the district and farther north. 3:30 winds have turned. it's going to be windy, warm and spotty showers but relatively a lot drier compared to what's to come.
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this is all ahead of the cold front so we're setting the stage. here come thunderstorms just in time for 6:00 to 7:00 and into the overnight hours. here comes our better chance of rain for areas east of 95. another thunderstorm before everything kicks out of here. even warmer on thursday. temperatures today upper 60s. 72 for tomorrow. a little bit cooler on friday at 60 degrees. and your halloween forecast is looking great, 64 degrees and dry. we set the clocks back an hour this weekend. let's head over to beverly. good morning. southbound side of 270 inner loop of the beltway merging on to the georgetown -- old georgetown road, rather, over to rockville pike, we're dealing with a crash. it's on the inner loop between old georgetown road and the exit for 355 to go south into bethesda. several cars tangled, kind of a reply of yesterday. one of them took out the light pole. only single file to the left gets by. inner loop east of old georgetown road is jamming up quickly past the left exit
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northbound 270. 107 south near montrose road, checking for a report of a crash there. check out the ride for you d.c. 295 kenilworth, delays building out of cheverly off of 50 and the parkway to head south past eastern avenue and down toward pennsylvania avenue with your lanes open. 210 hangup with a crash near wilson bridge drive on the left side. delays north of accokeek now. back to you. 6:18 now. in the news right now, more video is surfacing of the high school student being flipped to the ground and then dragged by a school resource officer in south carolina. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. if you haven't heard the story yet it started when the student refused to put down her cell phone. richland county sheriff's deputy ben fields was called to the class. he tried to remove her. she resisted even hitting him at points. eventually he tossed the student to the ground as other students recorded it. >> he was trying to do his job. she refused it. he tried to -- it blew up. >> when she does is not what
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i'm looking at. what i'm looking at is what our school resource officer did. what was his actions. >> now court records show that deputy fields has been accused abusive behavior three times. one of those times a court cleared him of those charges. fields now has been suspended without pay, has not commented publicly. the school district is launching its own investigation as well. mike hydeck, wusa9. it appears lawmakers are pumping the brakes on a plan calling for new safety technology for railroads. federal investigators say that technology known as positive train control would have prevented the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia this past may. it automatically slows or stops trains that are in danger of colliding or derailing. the house just passed a bill delaying the implementation of the technology for three to five years. the f.b.i. is warning law enforcement agencies across the country about a possible threat on hall halloween. it comes from a -- on halloween. it comes from a group reportedly asking members to dress in costume, create some
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kind of disturbance and then ambush police who come to help. they might also target religious and educational institutions. police are earning everyone to be vigilant of any suspicious activity, especially on halloween. a high profile redistricting case in virginia is being peaked to the us -- appealed to the us supreme court. a group of virginians who unsuccessfully challenged the boundaries nouned the appeal yesterday. the -- announced the appeal yesterday. at issue is whether the virginia house of delegates illegally packed black voters into a dozen legislative districts. federal regulators call for mandatory registration of new tires. >> one d.c. condo board is offering a new call it progressive amenity to try and lure you to their building. they're going green. >> it's 6:20. allyson? >> it is wet out here. light to moderate rain and the winds are picking up. it's going to be very windy this afternoon.
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here's first alert doppler. remember, you can always get our radar on our wusa9 mobile app. starting to eak apart a little bit through the south. i'll let you know what that means ♪ pumpkin excitement is back at dunkin'. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored baked treats and beverages, like the new pumpkin macchiato before pumpkin season is over.
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boehner. the agreement would give both the pentagon and domestic agencies $60 billion in relief from budget constraints while there are cuts elsewhere. one house republican critic thomassey -- tom massy of county accuses boehner of being in league with the democrats. federal investigators believe the recall system for faulty tires is broken and they're demanding -- and they're calling for mandatory registration of new tires. the national transportation safety board says only about one in five recalled tires are removed from the road through the recall process. about 500 people are killed and 19,000 injured in some 33,000 tire-related accidents each year. this morning d.c. mayor muriel bowser will help celebrate the grand opening of the new wall mrt -- wal-mart supercenter in the district. the store opening happens at 8:00 a.m. the new supercenter boast as full service grocery store and
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pharmacy in addition to general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, and home goods. a deal is in the works this morning for walgreen's to buy rite aid. walgreens is in advanced talks to buy rite aid. the deal would combine the largest and third largest us drugstore chains and so far no comment from walgreen's. we'll see what happens. one northwest condo owner is offering up a new amenity. the real estate website urban turf reports that amenity is a grow room for marijuana. the website says this is the first of its kind now that it's illegal to grow -- [indiscernible] it includes hvac system, lighting and drainage. the condo has been snatched up in case you're interested. chik-fil-a is about to open its first franchise in the district on november 4. the first non-college campus location in the city. it's 3100 14th street across from the columbia heights metro station.
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the company says it has its eye on more d.c. locations so stand by for more. today lawmakers examine a bill to improve cybersecurity through sharing. that story coming up. >> the grand jury looks into possible charges in a deadly police shooting where a preteen was killed. >> all the major roadways are wet this morning with light to moderate rain and up through hagerstown it's really coming down. so i'm going to track what's going on through the rest of the afternoon. we'll see drier weather before the heaviest stuff comes. i'll time it out for you coming up. >> beltway big time problems to deal with. inner loop of the beltway, bethesda between old georgetown road and exit 355 rockville pike, we've got the rash where on -- crash where only one lane is squeezing by. we have more coming
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up next at 6:30, yellow weather alert. we are bracing for a day of heavy downpours and evening thunderstorms. senators spend time debating a bill aimed at keeping you and your information safe from hackers. welcome back into a rainy rush hour edition of 9news. i'm nick giovanni. i'm andrea roane. yes, the rain is going to complicate things for you as you head out the door but beverly farmer is in for larry monitoring your timesaver traffic. we begin with first alert -- [ no audio ]
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as we head through the afternoon, we'll see about half an inch of rain until about 6:00. then we're going to pick up about another half to inch of rain after 6:00. the heaviest rain is yet to come. light to moderate rainfall as you step outside and head on your morning commute through 66, 270, even north of frederick it's really coming down. notice south of 95, it's starting to dry out just a little bit. we're not done with the rain by any means. there will be more moments of drier weather through the afternoon, but that's all ahead of our thunderstorms. the heavier rain later on tonight. so 270 just some light rain. as the heavier stuff near leesburg pushes to the north, that will impact your morning rush as well. temperatures headed to upper 60s. the winds will be very gusty, 20 to 30 miles per hour, especially during the afternoon. i'll track that time where we see a little bit of drier weather before the downpours come but the thunderstorms and when do we kick everything out. it's all coming up in a few minutes. let's head over to beverly with traffic. good morning. good morning. it's gotten busier. the 6:00 hour moves on and
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certainly with the wet pavement. southbound lanes of 270, the volume as you try to make your way down toward hyattstown, out of germantown and south toward the beltway, that will cost you some time. the beltway, too, we have the beltway crash on the inner loop of the beltway between old georgetown road, 355 rockville pike. it will only be the left lane that expweezs by. several -- squeezes by. several cars tangled. they knocked down a light pole. be cautious for a delay. now it's beginning north of river road and near the left exit for 270 along the sharp curve. outer loop business as usual into silver spring. we'll take the drive 066 east -- on 66 east. the heaviest volume manassas toward centreville. then getting out of fair oaks towards vienna. still heavy volume inside falls church. therier crash on 395 ties things up before the 14th street bridge blocking the left side of channel bridge drive. -- channel boundary drive. a stabbing in northeast happened just after 1:00 this morning in the 200 block of 53rd street. police say the victim is a man.
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he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. i'm nikki burdine in fairfax county. today we will be one step closer to the end of a high profile trial here. that of charles severance, the man accused of killing three people over the course of 11 years. today final arguments will begin and after that the jury will begin their deliberations. severance faces murder in the death of three people, nancy dunning, ron kirby and ruthanne lodato, all alexandria residents. there have been several bizarre moments in trial, especially yesterday. the jury has not heard from charles severance. in fact he has not taken the stand. yesterday he spoke out defiantly to the judge. it started when the judge asked him if he understood his rights. he responded by going on a bizarre tirade giving a history lesson on the fifth amendment. severance said he was denied his right to a speedy trial and then asked that all the charges against him be dropped. during the prosecution's rebuttal testimony, an f.b.i. agent took the stand and said that charles severance' sister
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told the agent that the sketch that was made after ruthanne lodato's murder of the suspect matched her brother's face. the jury is expected to get the case this afternoon. in fairfax county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. also due in court today, a bowie man accused of gunning down two people in capitol heights. zephren james is accused of killing two men on central avenue. police believe the shooting steps from a dispute that end -- stems from a dispute that ended with the suspect being wounded in the hand. a teenager accused of plotting a mass shooting at a local high school is also heading to court. the 17-year-old is one of two students accused of plotting the shooting at riverbend high school in spotsylvania county. they apparently made threats online and via text message. one of the suspects was arrested earlier this month. the other was taken into custody last friday. we are continuing our coverage this morning into the john john geer case. we have confirmation for the first time from the county board of supervisors here in
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fairfax that they intentionally withheld information about the police-involved shooting that killed the father of two. you may remember that john geer was shot and killed back in august of 2013 right outside of his springfield home. he was unarmed and had his hands in the air. exhfer officer add -- ex- officer adam torres is facing charges in that death. geer's family fought for more than a year for police to release even the slightest details of the incident. now we're hearing from supervisor pat hairty of springfield saying the report was drafted but not released because they were waiting to hear if the commonwealth's attorney was going to press charges. >> the county attorney is there to give advice, not to make decisions. you can tell where i was on that. i'm talking about the facts of the case. i'm not talking about the name of the officer, but in these things, you need to come clean with the public on what you know, what you don't know and
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if there's something in dispute, say it's in dispute. >> reporter: they finally did come clean about 15 months later at a cost, of course, of nearly $2.95 million in a wrongful death suit paid for by the county. now, we will wait to see if this same board will implement the changes to the police department that the review commission recommended. we're live outside of the county police headquarters, delia goncalves, wusa9. will two cleveland police officers be charged for shooting and killing a 12-year- old boy who was holding a pistol? good morning. i'm mike hydeck. the grand jury is deciding that right now if that will be the case. tamir rice's family thinks prosecutors are trying to avoid charging officers. that's why the family of the 12- year-old is calling for a special prosecutor. surveillance video shows then rookie patrol over timothy lowman shooting tamir within 2 seconds of the patrol car skidding to a stop. it's not leer if he told tamir
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to raise his hands before shooting him. another controversy in the case, prosecutor tim mcginty releasing a report showing the officer did not know a gun tamir had was a pellet gun because the characteristic orange tip on those guns was taken off. we'll continue to follow the story, mike hydeck, wusa9. governor terry mcauliffe will be among the speakers at an event today aimed at training students for careers in cybersecurity. the event at washington lee high school is part of national cybersecurity awareness month. it's being held at a time when the demand for skilled cyberprofessionals is at an all- time high. given who is up next on the schedule, the redskins are extra thankful for the timing of their bye week. we'll be talking about that in a second. >> can we feel the smile from mike hydeck over who is next? >> a surprise hit got made introa sweet sounding sequel this year and now plans are being finalized to make "perfect pitch" a trilogy. >> we're starting to dry out just a little bit here in the
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district, but light to moderate rain continues elsewhere. take a look at first alert doppler. a little bit of heavier rain down through southern parts of charles county. we have some thunderstorms to go through later on today. i'm going to time everything out for you. stay right here. this is big. what is it? the new wusa9 app. in the news section all the top stories and bulletins. weather, you can track the thunderstorms right along with it and get the latest warning information. traffic, plan your commute with live traffic maps. and you can watch live all of the news cames are streamed live as well as breaking news. redskins fans, we've got you covered with the scores and the latest from the locker room. this is narrator: for state senate, who shares our values? jeremy mcpike - supports school funding. thinks women should make their own health care decisions. and favors background checks on all gun sales. hal parrish? as mayor, he slashed education. fought to block women's health clinics.
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parrish gets an "a" from the gun lobby - they oppose background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. virginia extreme or mainstream? vote mcpike for virginia. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad. ♪ ♪
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welcome back. it's a yellow alert day. the heaviest stuff is yet to
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come. after 6:00 we'll have thunderstorms come on in. along 81, near martinsburg, hagerstown and 66 is pretty wet as well. the beltway down through 95 starting to dry out a little bit. take a look at 1:30. we'll still be drier in some areas with scattered showers around the area. that's all ahead of some thunderstorms set to arrive between 6:00 and 8:00. and another band will head on in after midnight. so we're still not done with this rain. you need the rain jackets, the umbrellas will most likely be turned inside out as it's going to be very windy. high temperatures into the upper 60s. we'll time out the rest of the futurecast coming up. over to beverly farmer. good morning. the wet ride not helping things allyson as we make the trip around the capital beltway. we have the accident in bethesda between old georgetown road and the inner loop. southbound 395 multiple vehicle crash took out a light pole. trying to move it out of the way but traffic was squeezing by along the left side of the roadway. single file with delays growing past river road. the ride for folks headed to
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the 14th street bridge, one crash moved in the back of channel drive to the showler but a brand -- showldzer but a brand -- shoulder but a brand new one at the pentagon on the left side of the roadway. back to you. students in d.c. public schools don't seem to be performing as well as many have thought. >> plus, the capitol christmas tree has been cut down. now it's headed to the district. we're tracking the tree. >> reporter: it was a morale boosting victory for the redskins coming all the way back and beating tampa bay last sunday 31-30. now they have the bye week, a chance to relax and get ready for the new england patriots. that's on november 8. new england, by the way, will be rested as well. they have a thursday night football game right here on wusa9 tomorrow night as the patriots will face the upstart miami dolphins. so that's a must watch, get a little preview of what to expect with the patriots.
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we know it's not even halloween yet but think for just a second how long it takes to pick out the perfect christmas tree. >> it took three weeks for one resource specialist in alaska. now the tree she picked is on a 4,000 mile journey to the nation's capitol to become the capitol christmas tree. she decided on a 74-foot tall spruce. >> it represents the state of alaska and all residents. >> it took two massive cranes to support the tree as it was lowered on to a special trailer. one of the tree's first stops on its way to d.c. will be this weekend in anchorage. >> we'll be tracking because that's what we do. >> coming to joint base andrews on the 18th of november. >> mark it down. time to see what our partners at cbs this morning are covering. >> our good friend and partner gayle king is live in new york with a preview. good morning, gayle. >> hello, andrea and nick. good to see you both.
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ahead south carolina sheriff's deputy could be removed from the force. the latest on the civil rights investigation after he violently threw a student out of her desk chair. everybody is talking about that today. plus, a warning about the seats in your car. we investigate 40-year-old safety standards that may put you at risk. dr. david akis breaks down new research about the hidden impact about the "s" word also known as sugar. boo hiss. jan crawford speaks with the ceo about the brand stetson's future. we love those hats. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00 straight up. okay, nick and andre yarks i know you know diplo. i hear crickets. [ laughter] if you know justin bieber, you will know it.
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>> we will know it. >> we'll be watching gayle. [ multiple voices ] >> let's talk about this rage. it's light to moderate for the morning hours. but the heaviest stuff is yet to come. it's going to get pretty windy today and it's going to be a mixed bag through the afternoon. let's take a look how we are -- i want to show you this. this is the rainfall potential. i have this stopped at 5:00. this is how much rain we'll see through 5:00. about half an inch. areas through the blue ridge and farther south and west maybe a little bit more. after 5:00, the thunderstorms are coming into the evening hours and even near midnight. so we're going to add an additional inch or so on average across the area. the heaviest stuff is still coming. here's first alert doppler. remember, you can always see the radar on our mobile app. so if it starts to dry out a little bit, you can check to see if there is more headed your way. so the rain continues along 270, 70. notice how it's drying out through the beltway and down
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through 95. no worries. our rain chances are not over yet. you'll see that on your futurecast. now, temperatures, 60 degrees. the winds are out of the east. it's going to be very windy today but the winds still have to turn out of the southeast. that's going to set us up for some thunderstorms later on today. 7:30 we're looking at the light to moderate rain showers. now, by lunch time, still expect those showers to be light to moderate. and some areas will start to dry out just a bit. as the winds turn out of the southeast, that warm air is just going to move on in. upper 60s today, above average. some spotty showers through the afternoon, but notice it is a little bit drier than it is this morning. still some showers through the blue ridge and down through 64. we're setting ourselves up for some thunderstorms. the cold front still has to come on through. after 6:00 the showers are going to come on in and come in waves. it might dry out for a little bit more and then around midnight into the wee hours of tomorrow morning, some more thunderstorms are going to arrive. so that's where the heaviest stuff is going to come. your umbrella might not do you any good if it's going to inside out.
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so the winds will be pretty substantially not only today but tomorrow as women. tomorrow will be a lot drier. we'll see sunshine but you can't rule out a few stray showers with the westerly winds coming on through. it's going to be warm tomorrow with southerly winds to start and a westerly warming wind during the afternoon. we're going to head to the lower 70s and then the cool weather will arrive. so for today we're headed to the upper 60s. it will be windy. rain showers through the morning. a few thunderstorms this afternoon. if we don't see thunderstorms, we're still going to see good downpours. 72 for thursday. friday 61, sunshine, cool. by saturday trick or treaters will be dry, comfortable, 64 degrees. it will get pretty cool overnight so take that into account as you get your costume ready. we fall back an hour this weekend so that's nice. you get an extra hour of sleep. next chance for rain looks like monday. northbound 395, one problem after another. this time right into the pentagon, coastal city -- crystal city pentagon exit.
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we've already seen delays heading north of the beltway past landmark and then past washington boulevard toward the 14th street bridge. the new crash right at the pentagon in the left lane. tieup for you beltway not too bad. the volume on the inner loop trying to get down to the wilson bridge. northbound 210 crash before the beltway has been cleared before wilson bridge drive but still very slow. 301-5, north of brandywine road a crash but moving to the shoulder. volume inland overpass 50 but lanes are open. inner loop of beltway the hangup the crash it old georgetown road, rockville pike. growing delays on the inner loop out of the bethesda north of the legion bridge and river road to head toward old georgetown road. andrea, nick, back to you. the much anticipated third installment of "pitch perfect" trilogy is on its way. >> you know who knows exactly what we're talking about. tommy mcfly in the 94.7 fresh fm studios. who got the job? >> they didn't have to look
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far. it made over $200 million last summer with elizabeth banks directing. and she decided to direct the third one. she'll be back to direct the third installment of the "pitch perfect" trilogy. jan richard says actually elizabeth banks has the number one highest grossing debut for a first-time director. why not bring her back, right? you've got to wait, though. 2017, april 2017 is when "pitch perfect 3" hits the box office. >> that's perfect because i just saw the second one. >> have you seen the first? >> i've not but i'm curious to see the cameos they have after the green bay packers showing up. 6:52. the top ten republican presidential contenders hold their third debate tonight in coolle come. this debate is expected to foe -- in coolle come. this debate is expected to focus on fiscal policy. donald trump will take center
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stage even though he's been unseated as front runner in iowa polls by ben carson. the debate comes on the same day the house is expected to approve a two-year budget deal averting a government shutdown. on the democratic side the man providing the toughest challenge to front runner hillary clinton is in our area. vermont senator bernie sanders is holding a town hall meeting tonight with students at george mason university at 7:00. he'll talk about issues facing young people like affording college and income inequality. the event is free and open to students but tickets are required. and today republicans are expected to approve wisconsin congressman paul ryan for the speakership in a closed door meeting. that will be followed by a full house vote tomorrow. current speaker john boehner is leaving the post on friday. could be just a matter of hours until we learn the fate of a school resource officer in south carolina. officials in richland county are expected to make a decision today on whether he'll get to stay on the force. senior deputy ben fields was
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suspended without pay one day after cameras captured him slamming and dragging a female student inside a classroom. the justice department has now opened a civil rights investigation into this case. meanwhile the d.c. police department is promising to investigate an arrest that was caught on camera here in our area. several officers are shown using force during the arrest of herbert jones on a northeast street. the man smelled strongly of pcp. the question is whether the lel of force was appropriate. a 17-year-old charged in a school shooting plot faces a judge later this morning. he's one of two students accused of planning a mass shooting at riverbend high school in spotsylvania county. the pair allegedly made threats online and via text message. one of the suspects was arrested earlier this month. the other was taken into custody last friday. i'm nikki burdine in fairfax county. happening today closing arguments will begin in a high profile trial here, that of charles severance, the manual accused of kill -- man accused of killing three people over the course of 11 years.
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closing arguments will start this morning and a jury could begin deliberations this afternoon. back to you. this morning there's word the search for a new general manager of metro transit may be over. "the washington post" is reporting that two finalists for the job were presented to the full board of directors yesterday and that presentation was followed by a closed door meeting to discuss the two candidates. an announcement on who would get the job could come as early as next week. just 10% of students in took a math test met the school's proficiency center. the school without walls a small magnet school came out far ahead of the rest. results show a stark achievement gap. 52% of white students scoring proficient or better on the geometry test compared to #% of hispanic -- 8% of hispanic students and only 4% of black students. the kansas city royals took game one of the world series over the new york mets 5-4 not
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without some drama. fans at the stadium on edge of their seat s asthe game went 14 innings. the teams face off again tonight in kansas city. make sure you use wusa9 app. you can track the showers moving throughout the area. we're going to head to the upper 60s today. it will be on the warmer side. very windy. a little bit drier with some spotty showers for the afternoon. but some thunderstorms, heavier rain will push on through after 6:00 and stick with us even until midnight. tomorrow even warmer. windy again. and we're also going to see some spotty showers drying out completely by friday. beverly, over to you. slow go inner loop of the beltway coming out of bethesda past river road, the left exit for 270 and around old georgetown road. that's where crews are still trying to move the vehicles and the light pole out of the roadway. on the inner loop between 08d georgetown road and -- old georgetown road and 355. the latest crash right near the pentagon, crystal city. that's blocking the left side of the roadway for northbound side of 395 traffic.
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beltway wilson bridge, business as usual. earlier at 210 near wilson bridge drive out of the way but still quite slow. back to you. cbs this morning is next with serious safety concerns in your car. do automakers have your back in kris van cleave investigates. >> a living legend calling it quits. abbyabby went back to the university of florida. >> get that app. i'll be tracking rain all throughout the morning. >> don't forget the app because the app is where ♪ pumpkin excitement is back at dunkin'. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored baked treats and beverages, like the new pumpkin macchiato
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