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coming up on wusa9, republican presidential hopefuls go head to head in thirr thd debate. we'll recap and share some of your reactions. and then there was one. the man rumored to be the
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washington nationals' new manager is known for coaching pitchers. we'll take a look at his resume. we're following a traffic nightmare on the beltway. a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the inner loop just after 270. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm nick giovanni. welcome into the rush hour edition of 9news this thursday. >> howard bernstein has your forecast but we want to get right to larry miller with this inner loop problem. >> the unfortunate part, it's one of many issues on the inner hootch. we count -- loop. we counted four to five. the top side of the beltway a mess and it's certainly slowing commuters down this morning. we have about a mile, mile and a half backup associated with the jack knifed tractor- trailer. again that's between river road and the i-270 spur. from a look at our camera right now, we can actually see that issue. i'll step out of the way so you can get a better look at it. one ever the cars involved in that accident, a cab, had actually had to be cut in pieces to be removed from the scene. crews have been on the scene for the past half-hour or so. traffic was getting by on the
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right. you can see right now it's certainly stopped there. so commuters will need to consider alternate routes in order to get to your destination on time. that's one of many issues we've been seeing. as you can see as a result of that accident on river road, we have a huge backup here at bradley boulevard. commuters will need to take it easy because the wet roads contributing to the mess on the beltway. let's get a check of the weather with howard bernstein. the wet roads are from the heavy rain last night but the rain has pulled away affecting areas from new york up to eastern new england. there is a front out to the west. you see these showers here? they're going to wring themselves out mostly in the mountains. we may get a stray shower. the big problem we have other than wet roads is fog which is affecting many areas north and west of town with visibilities at dulles down to one half mile, a quarter mile in warrenton. temps are great this morning. 50s and 60s. 65 now in town. we're going to see sun once the low clouds and fog burns off. 70'ish by lunch time. if not low 70s with a high
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around 74. cooler weather coming in tonight for friday and saturday. more on that in a few minute. andrea and nick, over to you. jury deliberations begin today in the charles severance murder trial. >> our nikki burdine reports the jurors have been instructed not to consider the possibility of severance' mental illness. she joins us live outside the fairfax county courthouse with more. nikki, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. the jury is not allowed to consider that as a defense. [ no audio ] severance is charged with killing three people over the course of 11 years. nancy dunning, ron kirby and ruthanne lodato, three prominent alexandria residents. the prosecution says all three murders were too similar to be considered a company innocence den. they happened in the same neighborhood, the same way at about the same time. the prosecution also pointed to charles severance' writings calling them his manifesto.
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one specific quote said, introduce murder to a state of and secure neighborhood. it shutters with horror. do it again and again. knock, talk, enter, kill, exit. murder wisdom, end quote. the defense said those writings were that of a confused manual, not a killer. -- man, not a killer. the defense also said there's no forensic evidence in any of these crimes linking severance to them. the commonwealth's attorney says after severance was arrested the murders stopped and that is a powerful indication of his guilt. drib raiptions begin at -- deliberations begin at 9:00. one big question still unanswered the murder weapon. we'll talk about that coming up in our next half-hour. live outside the fairfax county courthouse, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. police are asking for your help this morning finding a man who tried to rape a woman in alexandria. police say that man in this sketch attempted to rape a woman in the cants berry square apartment complex. she was walking through an underground laundry room last friday when the man grabbed her from behind. police say she then hit him with a vacuum and cut his face.
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he ran away after pointing a knife at her. that man is in his 30s, up to 240 pounds we're told and has assistant trues on his -- tattoos on his arms. the third republican presidential debate is now in history. the two-hour event focused on the economy, jobs and taxes. >> afterwards each candidate had their interpretation of what took place on stage. to break it down is mike hydeck with some of those ideas. >> reporter: it's fun. campaign season is definitely fun. jeb bush is losing ground, losing supporters and staff. he's still not frustrated right now. governor chris christie seems to be slowly fading fast, slowly an fast, makes sense, right? as far as the front runners, ben carson remained cool and junts stated when he was -- and understated when he was talking about his campaign momentum. donald trump not as biting as his jabs at megan kelly.
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>> it's become very unfair. >> the g.o.p. primary voters cast the first ballot in less than 100 days and as far as many pundits are concerned, the winner from last night, marco rubio holding his own on the issues and dealing with the attacks from jeb bush and the other candidates. back to you. a new leader -- will a new leader turn around the metro transit system? delia goncalves is live at metro headquarters to tell us who he is and what he offers. you mentioned they're turning to the skies, right, delia? >> reporter: that's right. they are really looking for a whole new course here and looking for someone who has transportation experience, not necessarily transit experience. so neal cohen does bring that to the table. 55 years old, former chief financial officer of an aerospace company orbital atk. he spent 16 years with
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northwest airlines and u.s. air. and the top two concerns of the bod, of , courseto improve metro's safety and finances and he promises to do just that. the transit system is not a secret has been plagued with problems and metro still has a long list of directives, safety directives from the 2009 deadly red line crash with more requirements coming after the ntsb wraps up its investigation of a deadly smoke incident at l'enfant plaza. metro's finances are a mess. revenue is stagnant. labor costs are rising. and ridership is down. so it is a bleak picture that neal cohen is facing should he take this job. a challenge lies ahead but it's not a done deal. more on the negotiations coming up in the next half-hour. delia goncalves, wusa9. we're just waiting on a champion to crowned for a new manager to be named for the
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nationals. decisions reportedly have been made. multiple team sources have told "the washington post" bud black is the nationals' guy. the former san diego padres manager. they're waiting till after the world series to announce a new hire. the white house reveals a new plan to combat isis in syria. >> and former
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and i sponsored this ad. republican hal parrish claims he improved transportation. but the truth is he was nowhere to be found. literally. parrish holds a seat on the northern virginia transportation authority, but 34 times he failed to show up for meetings. parrish skipped more meetings than any other member. and hal parrish refused to support the bi-partisan transportation bill. why would we want to get stuck with republican hal parrish in richmond? it's ten after 6:00 on this thursday morning. visibility at dulles down to one half-mile. temperatures are up. it's 66 in owens right now. 61 white oak and 63 with the fog at dulles. there's a quick look at the fog. there's that one-quarter mile at dulles and same in
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warrenton. it's gotten worse. a good day ahead. your full forecast in a few minutes. now larry with traffic. a little bipts after crawl as you travel southbound between the goddard space flight center and 193 where we have an accident right now causing about a mile backup for commuters this morning. giving you a live look at the beltway at 50 shows you things are flowing freely on that side of the beltway. again, the top side of the beltway in bethesda, parts of montgomery county still a mess. we'll have an update for you in ten minutes. over to you. the u.s. military it preparing to increase its role in syria. >> former president jimmy carter announces plans to take ♪
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and smooth finish that's never bitter. put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. howard bernstein back with us. we're through tracking the remnants of the remnants of patricia? >> still affecting areas of new york and new england at the moment. fog is the bigger problem this morning. it will be a nice warm day. temps in the 60s, maybe the low 70s. i want to show you first alert doppler. nick, you were asking about the -- day planner first. you were asking about our radar here. let me just back up. there we go. you can see what's going on. we'll show you the day planner in a second. all the rain up toward boston
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and southeastern new england, that is the remnants of patricia. then another cold front actually back here. these showers from pittsburgh down through charleston coming in toward western maryland, that is ahead of a cold front. i think most of that wrings itself out. in town we're looking at reagan national. a little bit of haitz in the distance but for -- haze in the distance but for the most part no big problems in washington. it's north and west. temperatures will be nice and mild. upper 60s and low 70s for the lunch hour. highs today 74 in town with maybe a few spots well west staying in the 60s and a little bit of a breeze. way up there now. 65 in town. got 66 reedville. in damascus robert is telling me 2.85 inches of rain and an inch and a half from smithsburg from keith up there. 57 front royal. so we're very mild. 65. the humidity is way up. that's why we've got the fog. visibility down now, even more. dulles at a quarter mile. half mile in frederick. quarter mile warrenton. give that a couple of hours.
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the sun is up in about an hour and change now. that will change with the time change where the sun will becoming up an hour earlier. perceived anyway as we get into sunday. 74 this afternoon. breezy and mild. 40s tonight. tomorrow around 60, breezy and cool. 30s and 40s friday night. so a ghoul and dry halloween, 61. get it? of course you do. a few afternoon clouds. larry miller is making faces at me. should be in the 50s for the trick or treaters. clocks back saturday night. don't forget the batteries and the smoke detectors and maybe a shower sunday afternoon. >> ghoul and dry, you've been working on that since about 4:00, haven't you? still got a lot of issues going on the top side of the beltway both on the inner and outer loop. we've been talking to you about an accident on old georgetown road between old georgetown road and 355. again just west of that between river road as well as the i-270 spur is where we have that tractor-trailer accident. again involving a cab as well. if a look at our camera, you
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can actually see work still being done on that stretch of the inner loop of the beltway. traffic now getting by on the right-hand side but commuters will need to use caution. the roads are wet. we believe that may have been a contributing factor, at least for a lot of the issues we've seen thus far. wants to take you to the bw parkway. we're keeping a close eye on an accident affecting commuters from laurel into town. this is the southbound side between the goddard space flight center and 193. so commuters will need to be mindful of that this morning. certainly a lot of issues going on. good news for metro riders that everything is running on schedule for the trains and the buses. traveling southbound on i-270 for those of you traveling from middle brook road to the capital beltway now a 12-minute commute. eastbound on i-66 expect some volume in areas like manassas from chain bridge road to 27th street northwest now a 20- minute commute. we'll send it over to you. in the news right now, secretary of state john kerry is calling the mission to destroy isis targets, quote, nothing less than to chart a course out of hell. his words come as the u.s. prepares to widen the war against isis in both syria and
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iraq. the one plan would use apache helicopter gun ships. another proposal would increase the number of american troops acting as advisors in iraq and put them closer to the front lines. defense secretary carter spoke before lawmakers on the hill. >> i can't tell you how long it will take but i think that it needs to be done which is why we're soin tent on strengthening our effort. >> the u.s. military officers have complained about how slowly the iraqi form is moving to retake ramadi while in syria u.s.-backed fighters are reportedly doing a much better job of fighting. there just aren't enough of them to defeat isis. a top carolina deputy seen on video violently arresting a high school student is now out of a job. it took 15 seconds for deputy ben fields to take down and arrest a 16-year-old girl. richland county sheriff leon lott says it was in that moment that fields lost his job. >> when i first saw that video,
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it continues to upset me when i see that video is the fact he picked the student up and threw the student across the room. >> an attorney for fields says his client believes he acted professionally and legally. former president jimmy carpenter is in the midst of a battle with cancer yet he's taking on a new role. he's joining the advisory committee of the eisenhower memorial. carpenter joins former -- carter joins former presidents george w. bush and george h.w. bush on the panel. some members of congress want the project scrapped. wounded u.s. troops at fort belvoir enjoyed the company of big name dignitaries yesterday. prince harry and first lady michele obama met with troops. he also watched a game of wheelchair basketball. support of veterans has become one of the prince's passions. he organized the invictus games after watching the 2014 u.s. warrior games. >> it will remind people everywhere just how incredible our service personnel are and how much of a positive
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contribution to society they make. >> the next invictus games are expected to draw 500 athletes from 15 countries. federal safety officials have always said the back seat is the safest place to put children under the age of 12. >> but results after new study and several thousand injuries would suggest otherwise. >> we're looking at patchy dense fog in spots, even here in northwest. clear skies have become clouded up and the visibilities are dropping. we'll have generally a sunny day with clouds in the afternoon. look the at the temps. 66 to 74. commuters traveling on the top side of the beltway beware. we've got slowdowns all over the place as a result of several issues right now. a jackknifed tractor-trailer causing the biggest headache near river road. you might want to consider 188 as an alternate to get around that mess and a few other issues on the inner loop
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negotiate a settlement. the settlement includes protection for ratepayers and job guarantees. this is a troubling story for drivers, especially those who carry children in the back seat. each day almost 500 children are hurt in car crashes and three of them die from those injuries. crash tests show what can happen when a front seat collapses. the driver is launched backwards right into a child's fay. but independent -- face. but independent testers questioned the protective measures for front seats. >> we're trying to show how ridiculous the federal standard is. >> not only is the standard so weak that a banquet chair passes seat testing is not included in the current star safety ratings. that means a five-star rated vehicle could still have weak seats. federal regulators turned down an interview request for this cbs report. leaders within the united auto workers have approved a proposed contract with general
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motors. now workers at g.m.'s 63 u.s. facilities are set to vote on the deal. if ratified the four-year contract would eliminate the two-tier wage system that would give long-time workers their first raises in nearly a decade. if ratified every g.m. employee will receive an $#,000 -- $8,000 signing bonus. you can enter the vinyl lp contest for a copy of classic albums. the retailer is giving away a free vinyl lp each day until october 31. today's giveaway is a vinyl copy of michael jackson's thriller. it's a celebration of amazon's relaunch of its vinyl records store. a tractor-trailer ether -- tether pops during a rainstorm sending a military balloon up, up and away. >> coming up the military works to figure out what went wrong. >> we're dealing with some fog. the rains have left but left fog in its wake. visibility down to a quarter
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mile at dulles. it's a quarter mile also in gaithersburg and a half-mile in frederick. that may slow you down a little bit this morning but overall a decent thursday coming up. i'll have your forecast in a moment. unfortunately still slow going on the top side of the beltway, primarily the inner loop. you're getting a look at our maryland camera. this is close to river road. you can see the inner loop of the beltway at a standstale because of a jackknifed tractor- trailer. only letting one lane of traffic getting by at this point. crews are still working to clear that debris. you can see it there on the screen. they've been there for almost two hours at this point trying to get that situation under control, but obviously the wet roads having an impact on commuters as well as this accident. this is just one of several on the top sides of the beltway. commuters may want to consider 188 as an alternate. that will take you into town. you can travel eastbound and continue on with the rest of your morning commute. we'll get you around this trouble spot and show you how things are shaping up in virginia and other parts
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up next at 6:30, disturbing allegations of drug abuse by nurses at a local hospital.
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metro has selected a new candidate to be his next general manager. -- its next general manager. one hour to sunrise over the direction. wake up, washington. i'm nick giovanni. i'm andrea roane. first alert meteorologist howard bernstein is on board. we begin with larry miller. he has your timesaver traffic and a mess that is costing a lot of motorists a waste of time. you can see allred. an indication that drivers -- all red, an indication that drivers are blowing -- driving -- are driving below speed. river road and the spur, we have a jackknifed tractor- trailer. you can see the incident here. crews have been working to get the situation back up and in working order. the traffic is able to squeeze by in one lane. at one point traffic was stopped completely. see we have slight progress but commuters will want to stay away from this area. we can see the backups in the camera there. this is a backup associated with that crash. you can see that commuters are
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going to need anywhere from 30, even possibly 45 minutes in order to get to your destination on time. consider 188 as an alternate. let's get a check of the weather with howard bernstein. much better news in the weather department. the rains from last night have all but left us to the east. this whole batch of rain -- behind it a couple showers coming into the mountains but i think most of that will break up. we have leftover moisture at the ground level. that's causing some fog to fortunately. some has been locally dense, like dulles and gaithersburg, a quarter mile right now. a half mile in frederick. a little better in warrenton. they've come up to a mile and a quarter. that will be a problem for another hour or two. temperature not a problem at all. as and 60s. upper 60s down south and east of us. we're talking about clouds and fog early. otherwise sunshine, 65 at 9:00. noontime temp around 70 with highs anywhere from 60s west of us, 74 in town. looks like a pretty good day. andrea and nick? the fate of charles severance is now in the hands of a jury. >> deliberations in the murder trial begin this morning.
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nikki burdine is live outside the fairfax county courthouse once again. what are jurors going to be considering, nikki? >> reporter: jurors are going to be considering a lot. the one thing they will not be considering is the insanity defense. that's because charles severance' defense attorneys did not use that at all. in fact, they maintained he is 100% innocent. the jury got the case late so they decided collectively to begin deliberations this morning. a lot has happened up until this point so let's give you a quick recap. charles severance is accused of killing three prominent members of the alexandria community over the past 11 years. nancy dunning, ruthanne lodato and ron kirby. the prosecution says severance airported the city of alexandria and blamed them -- hated the city of der ya and blamed them. they said the murders were too similar to be called a coincidence. they happened in the same neighborhood around the same
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time. the defense points to the lack of evidence linking severance to any of the crime, especially the murder weapons which are all missing although the prosecution did find ammunition at severance' parents' home that matched those used in the murder. download our wusa9 mobile app. you can keep up to date that everything has happened so far and of course any breaking details that happen this morning when deliberations begin. we'll keep you updated on that on our new mobile app. that's the latest from outside fairfax county urthouse, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. we have new information about the investigation of alleged drug theft by nurses at sibley hospital. >> we understand one of the nurses allegedly admitted she resigned from walter reed while facing similar charges. she's also alleged to have said she's addicted to painkillers and she's taking fentanyl and more final. another nurse allegedly took narcotic it is an automated dispensing machine in the e.r., hit override 19 times to withdraw meds without a proper order and pulled drugs repeatedly after patients had already checked out.
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the nurses had their licenses you is spended. the d.c. health department is investigating four other nurses at sibley as well. today the pentagon will begin its investigation into a billion dollar military blimp which managed to break free and float away yesterday. >> as we speak a recovery team is on the way to the site in pennsylvania to recover what's left of the balloon. for more into the investigation on what exactly happened, let's go to mike in the newsroom. >> reporter: that is a big question. right now federal and state firsts in northeast pennsylvania are regarding the -- are guarding the remains of the blimp that broke free and crash landed yesterday. this was in the afternoon yesterday. it looked like something out of a movie. the unmanned balloon detached from its mooring at the aberdeen proving ground. f-16s flew alongside. curious residents chased the runaway blimp on the ground as it finally rested in munsey, pennsylvania, more than 100 miles away. >> it was like the white blimp of death. it was right over top of me and looked like you could reach out and touch the blimp. >> nothing like this happens
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around here. >> it's a really rural area so it's pretty awesome. >> reporter: the blimp was designed to detect a missile attack. that tether is supposed to be able to withstands hurricane force winds. now they're trying to figure out how it failed during an order father rainstorm. the pentagon has ground -- ordinary rainstorm. the pentagon has grounded a second blimp to figure out what happened to this one. live in the newsroom, mike hydeck, wusa9. right now metro is trying to strike a deal for a new general manager, someone they hope can turn the troubled agency around. >> they're looking to the skies in the worlds of delia goncalves. let's go back to her. she's live at metro right now. there's a lot riding on this potential new hire. >> reporter: of course. neal cohen, he is a former executive with the airline industry. should neal cohen accept the top job at metro, he will be under a lot of scrutiny from congress to the national transportation safety board to you, the riders. many of you have told us you have been frustrated with metro
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four years now. it's no secret and to put it plainly, metro is a mess right now. safety and reliability need to be improved. finances need a fix and its reputation has simply been ruined after the deadly 2009 red line crash. january's deadly smoke incident at l'enfant plaza and repeated failures that frustrate customers. but the board thinks that neal cohen is the right man for the job. as i mentioned he is from the airline industry. he was formally the chief financial officer with the aerospace company orbital atk, and he spent 16 years with northwest and u.s. airlines. he has experience for turning troubled agencies around and that is exactly why he rose to the top, but negotiations still under way. we're going to stay on top of all these negotiations and these talks and as soon as we know, you'll find out on our wusa9 mobile app. we're live outside of metro
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headquarters this morning, delia goncalves, wusa9. it 16:37. -- it is 6:37. if the road to the white house was a movie, who would be the best people to play the leading candidates. >> tommy mcfly is on deck with celebrity doble gangers -- dople gangers. winning the lottery more than once? try 25 times. really lucky or is something else going to? i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. republican hal parrish claims he improved transportation. but the truth is he was nowhere to be found. literally. parrish holds a seat on the northern virginia transportation authority, but 34 times he failed to show up for meetings. parrish skipped more meetings than any other member. and hal parrish refused to support the bi-partisan transportation bill. why would we want to get stuck with republican hal parrish in richmond?
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narratorjeremy mcpike -ate, who 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. 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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6:40 this thursday morning. the rain is gone but we have patchy dense fog. visibility down to one-quarter after mile. that will be the case the next hour before things get better. leesburg 59. 56 in town. waldorf and owens 66 with 58 in dumfries. there's your fog, by the way. i want to point that out with a quarter mile visibility at dulles and gaithersburg. half-mile frederick. we are looking at some sun and
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passing clouds at time. lunch time temperatures pushing toward 70 and highs today about 74 in town. a few 60s well west of us. larry miller, what a mess this morning has been. it certainly is a mess right now. we are not seeing much progress being made at this point. again, we still have that accident on the inner loop of the beltway between river road and the spur. also on the inner loop between old georgetown road and 355. right now you're looking at a live picture of the jackknifed tractor-trailer. looks like crews are being able to make some progress in trying to get the debris cleared but this is still have an issue for commuters right now. as you can see traffic only flowing in one lane at this point. when we talk about the backups associated with that, let's get a look at our maryland camera to show you what some of the delays look like. that is a three-mile backup associated with that work going on to clear that accident. certainly a frustrating commute for commuters along the top side of the beltway. we'll send it over to you. have you ever wanled to know -- wanted to know where the best trick or treating houses are?
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now there's an app for that. >> rating everything. and free tater tots for life. how one basketball fan won that with
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these fellas are about to make us ear pregnant with a groove baby. scientists working on a cure for baldness have successfully regrown hair a lab rats. great news. now you can wear a rat on your head. >> franzen is a great novelist. he does not like twitter, if you don't show your support with the hashtag i'mafranzen. >> we need tremendous energy. >> yes, exhibiting tremendous energy is the number one requirement for being president. who can forget abraham lincoln's gettysburg workout tape the absolutionist of
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steel. >> classic colbert. everyone seemed to be directing their energy at the moderators. that was the highlight of the debate last night. we'll be talking much more about that. still to come, here's something you may have also missed. during the cavs grizzly games in memphis, a fan hit a half court shot. show him what he wins. time to celebrate. you get tater tots for life. >> what? >> the grizzlies contest was sponsored by a local fast food restaurant. according to the "wall street journal," a medium order of tots was given tom for live, a buck 69 plus tax a pop. it basically works out to $4,000 and some change. >> okay. there it is. >> not show me the money apparently. >> not good. time to see what our partners at cbs this morning are covering. >> tater tots, how about that? >> oh, boy, how about that. good morning, nick and andrea. marco rubio joins us after his big night at the debate. plus, we're near the crash site of the runaway military blimp
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with the latest on how it broke free. and major pushback this morning from a new -- about the new mammogram guidelines. you'll hear from three leading doctors who pro an op-ed in today's "new york times" and jonathan franzen joins us in studio 57. all of that and more. the news is back in the morning. we'll see you at 7:00. >> we'll be watching, charlie. have a good morning. >> thank you, sir. howard bernstein back with us now. time for a credibility check, 24 days in a row on point with the 3-degree guarantee. >> like 44 out of 45. >> who's counting. >> today's 3-degree temperature 74. we'll tell you right now. that is above average. we should be in the mid-60s but we're going to have a warmer day before we cool down tomorrow. doppler, first alert doppler showing you the big rains from last night which have pushed into new england. a think a lot of showers will break up in the mountains ahead of a cold front that will be here later this afternoon bringing us cooler air tonight and for friday, saturday and sunday. fog, that's the bigger problem this morning, especially north and west of town, visibility at
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dulles and gaithersburg a quarter mile. half mile in frederick. leesburg, you're down to three- quarters after mile. you may need a little bit of extra time. in washington low clouds but no real business ville by issue -- visibility issues. we should have a good deal of sunshine once the fog burns off. won't get too much warmer than 74 in town. winds turning more to the west 10 to 15. gus 20 to 25 -- gusts 20 to 25. it's very humid this morning with light winds. that's why we have the fog. humidity 93%. we're sitting at 65 degrees, the average high for this time of year. it's 67 at the pax river naval air station with 50s and 60s. leave the jackets at home. the cold front off to the west. this one will be coming through here this afternoon. so the mild temperatures today replaced by somewhat cooler air as we head to tomorrow. but i think pretty good for the trick or treaters. 74 this afternoon, breezy and mild. tonight we're into the 40s. 60 tomorrow. still a little bit breeze jiff at times but sunny -- breezy at times but sunny. 30s and 40s friday night.
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saturday cool and dry with a life 61. i think 50s for the trick or treaters. clocks back saturday night as we go back to standard time. get the extra hour of sleep. don't forget the batteries. sunday chance of a shower, back in the 60s. 6:49. larry miller, give us some shred of hope. >> there's hope on the horizon, friends. i got it now. just got off the phone with state police. they tell us they are close to clearing the accident on the inner loop of the beltway between the i-270 spur and old georgetown road. here's a live look from our camera on the scene. looks like traffic starting to pick up in the area. traffic still getting by with just one lane but as we just saw a while ago, we saw crews being able to move at least one of the tractor-trailers associated with that accident. so it looks like again progress being made. this should wrap up soon as they get i believe to be yet another tractor-trailer associated with that crash as well. looks like we have another lane that's opened up. but again still delays in that area. from a look at our maryland cam, you can see the delays.
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this is delays at river road. this is associated with the jackknifed tractor-trailer. this will have to ease up in order for commuters to really get going along that stretch. so again you will need to add about an hour to your morning commute in order for you to get to your destination on time. if you are committed to driving on the inner loop of the beltway. meantime back to the ma'ams right now. want -- maps right now. want to let you know metro is still running on sced youual. no -- schedule. no issues on the trains or buses. from shady grove road to the capital beltway now a 12-minute commute. it's been fairly nice along i- 66 again with the usual volume in areas like manassas. from chain bridge road to l street northwest now a 22- minute commute. traveling northbound on i-95 nothing to slow you down other than some volume. as you make it over the occoquan it should ease a bit but pick back up closer to springfield. dale boulevard to 395, now a 15- minute commute. the gp debate once again has -- g.o.p. debate once again has america
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calling about the 2016 elections including a hollywood casting director. >> who would play a good hillary clinton? we know larry david got that one knocked out with bernie sanders. tommy mcfly has more. >> good morning. leave it to tinsel town to give the campaign the hollywood treatment. yeah, e-news got a casting director who's casting things you probably haven't seen but he does have some interesting takes on who should play the front runner should they make a lifetime series or actual big screen movie. we have ben carson who he thought would be played really great by clark peters from the wire or courtney. moving -- courtney b. vance. moving on, larry craig -- [ inaudible ] the star in nebraska making a good bernie sanders. hillary clinton, how about nurse jackie, edie falco to play hillary. or meryl streep. she could play donald trump
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with enough makeup. you never know. and trump would be played well by kelsey grammer or will shatner. >> when in doubt, turn to merle. >> larry david, definitely bernie sanders for live. >> nailed that. >> thanks, tommy. >> you got it. now to campaign 2016. last night the ten republican presidential candidates, the top ten came out swinging at each other and at the media during the third g.o.p. debate focusing on the the economy. florida senator marco rubio stood among the pact, stood out. at one point silencing rival jeb bush who criticized him for missing votes in the senate. the two leading contenders donald trump and ben carson largely faded into the background. the debate was one of the top on trending topics on social media. here's one of ththings you posted from the tag board.
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rubio, cruz dominate rowdy republican presidential debate. another said nothing much about the economy, stupid. emmanuel wrote, until they whiting down the number of candidates debating, the g.o.p. debate will always be a total chaos. no other word for it. and, force candidates to speak defensively isn't a debate, eight an attack. paul ryan is expected to become the next speaker of the house. house republicans nominated the congressman in a closed vote yesterday. this morning the entire house is expected to vote and ryan will likely succeed john boehner who is giving up both the speakership and his congressional seat. the bipartisan two-year budget and debt limit deal is now headed to the senate. the house passed the compromise bill yesterday. the senate is expected to take
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action by next tuesday's fall deadline on the debt ceiling. its passage also prevents a possible government shutdown for federal workers across the nation in december. i'm nikki burdine live outside the fairfax county courthouse where in just a couple of hours jury will begin deliberations in the charles severance murder trial. he's accused of killing three people over the last 11 years. if charles severance is convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. back to you. some big news here over at metro. the board right now in negotiations with a possible new general manager. neal cohen is 55 years old. he doesn't come from the transit industry. he actually comes from the airline industry with a 16 years at northwest airlines and at u.s. airways. he was recently a chief financial officer of an
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aerospace company and they're hoping his money background and his background in turning agencies around will help turn this troubled transit agency around. we'll keep you up to date on all the negotiations on our wusa9 mobile app. andrea, back to you. are your kids planning to go trick or treating this halloween? well now there's an app for that. target created an app called treatster. it's a high-tech way to find out which houses are a must visit for trick or treating. users can mark which homes are best when it comes to decorations and more importantly, those candy treats. cue the music. tonight on thursday night football, the dolphins get their shot at mike hydeck's patriots. they will try to do what no team has managed to do this season, handing them a loss. that game is in foxboro. we'll see how that works out. the redskins will be watching. they have the pets after the bye week. >> that would be an upset in new england tonight. a little fog this morning,
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74, breezy thank. cooler friday and saturday -- this afternoon. cooler friday and saturday. okay for halloween. we get the nice long weekend. 49 hours. don't waste it, people. don't waste it. >> go to bed early. progress being made on the inner loop of the beltway between the spur and old georgetown road. from a look at our camera on the ground, we told you about the jackknifed tractor-trailer. so looks like they got the numbs up. traffic is now back open -- thumbs up. traffic is now back open. the delays continue to the dulles toll road. from a look at our maryland camera, you can see the delays in the camera there. it will take a while for the traffic to ease up and start to continue on with the rest of your morning commute, like to areas like college park. from a look at our trafficland cam, no major issues northbound on 395 or the 14th street bridge. traffic rocking and oning. as we talked -- and rolling. as we talked about all morning long, the roads are wet which we believe contributed to the issues on the top side of
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