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>> right now at 7:00, heartbreak and disbelief after a deadly house fire. >> it is unbelievable. i'm asking myself lord, what happened? >> the latest on the fire that took the lives of grandparents and twin toddlers. >> plus, inches away from death. hear from the man nearly impaled by a pole after a crash. >> but first at 7:00, we are still on the path of a major historic winter storm. but the latest from pro projections are changing. >> i'm bruce johnson. >> i'm jan jeffcoat. we will get hit with snow, but the question is how much? >> topper shutt has the latest projections. >> it will ebb and flow a little bit. no complete agreement in terms of the exact track. the devil is in the dell tails. a 30-mile difference in track
could be a difference in snowfall. a major to historic storm friday and saturday. morning snow friday becomes heavy by evening. heavy snow overnight friday. finish your errands thursday. power outages are also possible. this is the european model. and, this is a little further south and consequently less snow to the north as we go through this model. because the storm itself is a little further south, you don't get as much in hagerstown. still a pretty decent snow. and a big snow for our friends into southern maryland. this model which is our model is still bullish on this storm. and by 6:00 p.m. at friday. four, five, six inches. by friday evening it will be a mess. yeah, you could probably get the work friday morning. it would be a nightmare trying to get home friday night. big time snows. 12, 13, 14 inches possible.
11:30 in the morning standard. still big snow. look at this. still potentially an historic storm for the metro. do i think this much will fall? not necessarily, we will keep you posted. this is the best time to download our app. closings and delays, a push alert. you will get the alert right away in the event of forecast changes. right now, we are following news in dc. a pedestrian has been struck and killed by a train. it happened very close to the national aboritum. a man was struck and killed by a marked commuter train. mark reports all trains are stopped indefinitely now. our editorial partners at the washington post say an amtrak train is also stopped on the same tracks. more breaking news in the nation eke capital. police trying to track down two men wanted in a shooting that
happened on 14th street northwest near the gala hispanic theater. the victim has critical injuries. police have vague descriptions of the suspects but one has long red dread locks. fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a deadly house fire in chillum, maryland. >> it killed two twins as well as their grandparents. the mother escaped from an upstairs window and suffered serious injuries. the father is currently working in nigeria. family and friends gathered outside the home today in disbelief. >> the worst thing that can happen to anybody, is to lose children. so, this is terrible. >> firefighters say the rental home had no working smoke detectors. prince george's county fire officials wasted no time trying to avoid another devastating firement they went door the door on the same street of the
fire handing out free smoke alarms. >> i'm urges people as they go out to by a shovel, salt, buy a couple of smoke alarms. put them up in your home and go down the street. we shouldn't be having people dying in homes. >> prince george's county residents can get free smoke detectors installed any time. maryland state police searching for a trash truck involved in the hit and run crash that left a woman dead. gada amed pulled off the beltway of pennsylvania avenue when she collided with the trash truck. the driver of the truck may not have known if he or she hit her. the truck is green or blue with red lettering and there they be fresh damage to the passenger
side. police are hoping someone recognizes this man. they tweeted these photos tonight saying he is wanted for exposing himself. the man is known to frequent the green line and often uses the green belt station. new information on another incident involving metro. late this evening transit police say they rested a teen for brutal attack on the red line. we covered this. it happened a month ago. the victim was knocked out and left with a broken jaw. metro police first spotted their suspect earlier this month. they say he was carrying a bibi gun. the 17-year-old from southeast washington has been in custody since then. police say charges are still possible against even more suspects. two men from wood bridge appeared in federal court in alexandria on terror charges. farook tried to travel to syria to join isis. he was picked up at richmond international airport. the 25-year-old elhassan is charged with trying to help
him. both men being held tonight pending hearings in the next few days. we have new video of jason rezaian, he was the washington post reporter freed from iran this weekend. the couple are watching a video poking fun at the notion that rezaian could have been a spy. rezaian was detained for 545 days before he was freed. one of the other americans freed says he cannot wait to go home and see his family again. 32-year-old former marine makhani told reporters that his release after four-and-a-half years came as a surprise. >> you know, i was at a point where i had just sort of accepted the fact that i was going to be spending ten years in prison. so this was a surprise and i'm extremely blessed to see my government do so much for me.
>> he also said the officials holding him wanted to know why so many people were work hard to see him released. he simply told them that is america and they love their citizens. two emts from the oxen hill fire department are in the hospital from last night's serious beltway crash. >> a light pole pierced a toyota prius just missing the driver's head. he told our stephanie ramirez he is just grateful to be alive. >> reporter: not only did the driver walk away unharmed but he went to work. that is where i caught up with him. a busy workday was a welcomed distraction to 60-year-old luis abrego. he says he couldn't sleep much last night. >> when i saw the truck, the truck hit the pole that made me wake up every five minutes. >> reporter: this was his car last night. the light pole just six inches away from his head. he says he witnessed the accident that started it all, a vehicle sideswiping an ambulance. that sent the ambulance rolling off the road and into a light
pole. the light pole onto him. >> oh jesus christ, thank you. >> my dad could have been one of those people that didn't make it. make sure you know what you are doing before you get behind the wheel. >> reporter: abrego believes the driver was distracted. in prince george's county. stephanie ramirez, wusa9. prince george's county spokesperson says the driver left the scene. he is facing multiple citations tonight. we have two words to try and take your mind off the arctic blast and snowstorm. about cherry blossoms. that didn't work for me. i'm still thinking about the snow. the cherry blossom festival released a date. it begins march 20, runs until april 17. two local high schools will be featured in the annual cherry
blossom parade. the high school band and the band from hernden high school. something to look forward to. >> i'm looking at a foot. >> me too man. a foot of snow. donald trump getting a big endorsement from a tea party favorite. we will take you to the rally underway right now in iowa. >> plus it is the first day to file your taxes and already there is a scam warning. we will tell you how not to get duped out of your return after the break.
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and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems, stomach ulcers, a bleeding condition, or take certain medicines. side effects with pradaxa can include indigestion, stomach pain, upset or burning. don't just go with the flow. go with pradaxa, the only blood thinner that lowers your risk of stroke better than warfarin and has a specific reversal treatment. talk to your doctor about pradaxa today. >> rescuers are not holding out hope for two hunters that went into the river in annapolis. someone heard someone in the water go under and not resurface. two boaters were reported missing. there is still no sign of the hunters. now, for the latest on the race for the white house. sarah palin is endorsing republican donald trump for president. the two appearing right now at
a trump rally in iowa. >> interest, as donald trump has said, other nations where we have been footing the bill, but we haven't prioritized our own domestic budgets well enough to afford what we are doing overseas. things are going to change under president trump. >> sarah palin, a favorite of the tea party, endorsing republican favorite at this point. the front runner donald trump for president. they are in aims, iowa and expected to make a joint appearance in tulsa, oklahoma. donald trump sparked john wayne to trend on twitter during an earlier campaign event today. he stopped by the actor's birthplace in iowa and got an endorsement from john wayne's daughter. the republican leader also took the social media today after iowa's governor bluntly said he does not want ted cruz to win the state's caucus. trump tweeted big shocker. people did not like ted.
cruz hasn't commented on the governor's statement. we have a consumer alert for the tax filing season. con artists are on the prowl online and on the phone trying to scam you out of your money. now the treasury department warns all of us to be on guard. they say scammers resort to scare tactic to get victims to pay up. >> they are just ruthless criminals. and they really don't care about people. they don't ware about anything. other than trying to intimidate you into paying them money. the tipoff is if you don't pay immediately, you are going to go to jail. that is the tipoff. the irs will never make a phone call like that. >> if you get a call like that, the irs says to hang up. authorities say the scam started in india, but it is so profitable that it has spread to copy cats all over the world. not everyone is giveing the cold shoulder to the falling
temperatures. you won't believe what we saw someone wearing at an outdoor fish market. that's all next. >> check out the windchills. they are not as low as they were last night. feels like it is 5 in gathersburg. feels like 12 downtown. 13 in dale city. we will come back. talk about some actionable items you take to be prepared for the storm. >> the potential historic snowstorm has been the top story on the wusa9 app all day long. you can get it for free on android know your financial plan
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>> people are doing whatever they can to cut down on the time outside. powers through to get to and from work. >> but for some, the work is outside. and that includes those working at the main avenue fish market in dc. workers we spoke to said the key is if you are out there in it, dress to win it. >> dress warm. we have to prepare ourselves warm. i have three pairs of pants on. i have two hoodies on. two thermals on. two t-shirts. it's a lot. i have to have a lot onto keep warm. >> and the workers add as they work through the cold, so do their customers. but one woman was shopping in her flip-flops. man. she might have just had a pedicure. that's right topper.
there you go. fighting cold temperatures are boosting sales for some business owners. snyders hardware, people are stocking up on cold weather must haves. a necessity ahead of friday's storm. >> i'm trying to avoid it. it happened last year. and so, we are just preparing for the worst and expecting that the windchill is not going to last too much. >> keep in mind, temps this low coupled with strong winds like today can cause pipes to birch and it doesn't matter whether they are new or old. >> she made a good point. for a lot of folks it is mandatory for you to shovel your sidewalk 24 hours. that is what i keep thinking about. shoveling all that snow. not me, but somebody in my house. >> and be good neighbors. shovel the walks of the elderly. >> we talk about when the wind and snow will start.
now let's talk about things you can do to get ahead of the storm. i would get prescriptions filled by thursday. change your travel plans now have. flights. storms going to affect the entire i-95 corridor so you can't really drive away from it. if you have to go somewhere, leave thursday and go north. keep your devices charged and download some movies for you and the kids. a three degree guarantee pretty good we think. we will let you know how we did at 11:00. 27 for a high. and we will see how we did. we are getting back on a streak here. live look outside. dew points in the single digits. winds knot west at 14. they are calming down a little bit. very cold tonight but not as windy. bus stop temperatures 10 to 24. accumulating snow by friday at noon. and heavy by friday evening.
10:00 tonight. 21 in fredericksburg. 22 leesburg. 19, buoy. 22 downtown. okay. by 6:00 a.m., teens pretty much across the board, 17 leesburg. 15 in dale city. we will advance this by 9:00. doesn't get much warmer fast. it is about 21 in silver spring. maybe only 17 in cumberland. notice the clouds across i-81 okay? these will overspread the area in the afternoon. dry, we don't see any green blobs until you go past petersburg. there will be snow west of the divide. the best chance for seeing snow from this little system will be south of us. so don't freak out. it is not the storm yet. just a little system passing to our south. fredericksburg. you might see a shower. a snow shower, maybe a flurry. most of it gets out of here pretty quickly. we return to partly cloudy skies late tonight with temps back into the 30s so for tonight, lows 10 to 20.
windchills still in the single digits. okay, day planner. well, back to 26 by 11:00. and 31 and cloudy by 1:00. there is your great day to make some hay. 38. a beautiful day on thursday. snow on friday. heavy by evening. high of about 32. yellow weather alert. back to near 40 on saturday. in the 40s on monday and tuesday of next week. >> all right. >> where is kirk cousins? on some island he is about to buy? >> i think the guys are taking a week off. in about a few weeks that is when the free agency starts. it will get crazy here again. kirk cousins may have been the brightest star in the redskins gal galaxy, but how does captain kirk feel about captain kirk? >> and this cat is trending because everyone thinks he
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>> press a lot of weight. >> i lay down a lot. >> are you going to weave that in? >> no. i'm going to do my broad way show. >> maybe our quarterback will show up to warner need. >> i admire kirk cousins and i wish he would come. >> that would be cool to see captain kirk and captain kirk together. the first pick of gm scott's first draft. sheriff was part of an o-line that lowered sacks. he was the first offensive line man taken in the 2015 draft. he started all 16 games. we are getting close, just 19 days until superbowl 50. remember, you can see that game february 7. plus, this weekend's afc championship matchup between new england and denver right here on wusa9. >> tonight at 11:00, we might
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