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find the top-tier predator in it country. >> what's going through your mind? >> just relieved. there's no celebration, nobody wins in this. >> matthew said his client was sorry for what happened. matthew's uncle, louie car, spoke for his family. [ no audio, please stand by ] >> a family member, jesse leroy, matthew jr., chose to do to your daughter. >> reverend car said the family could not understand how a gentle soul they knew to be jesse matthew, could be so transformed. >> reporter: jesse matthew showed no emotion in court. when dan harrington and susan graham read their victim impact statements, id
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straight at them and appeared to acknowledge what they were saying. after he signed the deal, matthew's family went over to the grahams and harringtons, and exchanged hugs. reporting live, peggy fox, wusa 9. >> wow, peg. what an emotional day in court there. matthew has seven life sentences. he was convicted of rape last year in a 2005 fairfax county case and received three life sentences for those crimes. and it was dna from that case, which connected matthew to morgan harrington's board -- murder. so we have a yellow weather alert in place for friday. and a little snow on the way. just how little? topper shutt is here with us. top, when are we expecting those flakes to start flying? >> we could see flakes as early as tomorrow evening. north and west of town. again, this could have been a really nice storm. still appears to be a little snow. a little accumulation here and there. but not going to be a big event, we don't think. atmosphere will be able to support the snow. this is0
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look carefully here. 6:00 p.m. a little light snow showers possible, parts of montgomery county, fairfax county. but the bulk of the precip is to the south this. is a clipper that dives to the south of us and gets off the carolina coast. and instead of getting up the coast, moves out to sea, kind of gives us a glancing blow. by 10:00, walking the dog after dinner, there be snow flurries. 37 around town. those attempts still 35 in frederick. and still 37 in sterling and leesburg. wet roads or a few slick spots. so prepare for a slow commute friday. snow still back to hagerstown. and a little slicker spots on i- 81. a little elevation, too. makes things a little slippery. and even down into southern maryland, la plata. 5:30, 6:00. and everything should be pretty much gone by lunchtime. we'll come back. it's march, it can't not stay
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it's march. we'll explain. we have another casualty on the campaign trail. dr. ben carson said he is skipping tomorrow night's debate, saying he just doesn't see a path forward. >> dr. carson has not won a single state in this presidential race. marco rubio voted for himself in his state. nearly two weeks before that state's primary. rubio needs florida, after winning just one state on super tuesday. donald trump claimed seven victories. ted cruz won three states. and super tuesday has split the republican party. >> he's beyond the nightmare stage. now we're getting to the acceptance stage. if donald trump wins fair and square, or comes close enough, it would be a disaster not to give it to him. >> hillary clinton won seven states, including virginia yesterday. and we spoke to voters in the commonwealth about trump's big wins. >> trump is a cork. the cork has been out of the bottle. and he's ready it take over.
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supporter of donald trump. >> who is going to pay for the wall? >> if donald trump hopes to win in november, he's going to need to do better in the battleground prince william county. it is one of the swing counties in the swing state of virginia. now, bruce leshan is talking to votersa the 6:00, asking, is the -- voters at 6:00, asking, is the billionaire talk show host unstoppable? or stoppable? meanwhile, there are growing calls for chris christie to step down, over his endorsement of donald trump. >> six newspapers, all owned by gannett, published a blistering editorial. the column said they're fed up with christie's long neglect of the state to pursue his own selfish agenda. the newspapers say if christie doesn't quit, new jersey citizens should initiate a recall effort. right now, you can check out which candidates won which counties in
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the wusa 9 app. for your resource. to prince george's county. there is a new recall this afternoon. requiring teachers to report possible child abuse, no matter what. it comes as a new lawsuit is filed in the deonte carraway case. scott broom is in the county tonight, live with some reaction. scott? >> reporter: well, just to remind you of the scale of this thing. we now have 11 victims that are in this case. the lawsuit alleges that one little boy went to his fourth grade teacher to report that caraway had sexually abused him and another child inside the civil -- sylvania woods school. and that teacher reportedly said, i don't believe you, go sit down. >> reporter: the revelations made in yet another lawsuit in the caraway child porn
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>> it's scary to think that a teacher is not taking a child's word or at least investigate that. >> there's some element of truth in what they say. and you really have to take stock in what they say. >> a lot of children, they climb up and hold -- clam up and hold it in. if they're brave enough to say something, you need to at least look into it. >> in maryland, teachers are required to report suspected abuse. they could face jail time if not. but no teachers have been criminally charged in the child porn case in sylvania woods elementary. even in a third lawsuit filed. one young victim told his fourth grade teacher, quote, deonte wanted another student to "hump" me. the teacher allegedly replied, i don't believe you, go sit down. >> tomorrow, brooks travels to annapolis, maryland to testify in favor of a bill that would tighten up that criminal reporting requirement that
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just mentioned, insisting that healthcare workers, doctors, teachers, and the like, must not just tell someone. they have to put it in writing so there is no confusion about what is being said and who is saying it. reporting live in prince george's county, scott broom, wusa 9. and experts say the first thing you should do if a child comes to you to say they have been abused is to believe them. and now we're learning that the mayor of glen arden is being sued for allowing cara way access to city hall, where one of his alleged attacks on a child occurred. we have new information now on a shooting at montgomery college. rockville police say they arrested the victim's brother. investigators say the victim was seen running at a center medium. that driver, believed montgomery college would be a safer location and took him there. the victim was shot in both legs. he is expected to recover. new information tonight in the effort to build the so- called purple line
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governor larry hogan today, approving a contract bid to build the 16-mile light rail service. that line would connect bethesda to new carrollton, with 21 stations from prince george's and montgomery counties. as wusa 9's stephanie ramirez shows us, construction could begin later this year. >> it feels like the silver springs transits, now this will be seen as more activity, as one of these future stops on the purple line. >> it's a big deal for this area. >> i think it's great because the red line is so difficult to navigate. >> there's a lot. and walter reed. and those areas. so it would be good to have access to downtown. >> reporter: downtown silver spring commuters seem to be giving the purple line a green light. and wednesday, so did maryland's governor, after a set 8 months of negotiating. the final plan has the state giving $159.8 million, $330 millio
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george's and montgomery counties. federal government is reserving $900 million. but many are concerned. >> sometimes i don't know what to think. because i don't know what is going on. >> for her and others here? >> the biggest concern is that there is no money in the budget to mitigate for trees. for noise. and vibration. no mitigation package to consolidate all the wires onto single polls. >> reporter: chris richards calls on leaders to invest in each state equally. >> means the difference of four lanes of road outside my house and seven lanes and it means there will be transit bells, ringing and disturbing us. >> i don't know what i'm going to do. >> and then there are several who are concerned they could lose everything. county
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saying it's for the good. >> we need to take some of the cars off the road. >> the purple line is expected to be up and running by spring of 2022. in silver springs, stephanie ramirez, w su -- wusa 9. 70,000 are expected to use the purple line by 2040. we have new details, including which group the bid was awarded to. it's on our wusa app now. everybody was okay after a fire in a middle east bakery. it happened, you can see smoke in this video, just spewing from the top of the building. the cause there is still under investigation. we are learning more about the final plans for crystal hamilton's funeral. she is the woodbridge wife and mother who died, along with officer ashley guindon, during a domestic dispute over the weekend. we know that she will be laid to rest in south carolina am but the date is still yet to
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guindon was yesterday. and the alleged gunman, ronald hamilton is charged with both of their in murders. a former catholic schoolteacher has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars, after inappropriate contact with two teenage students. 40-year-old justin gordon taught robotics at connelly school of the holy child in potomac, maryland. the relationship started with friendships and reportedly escalated to sexual contact and touching. community leaders are asking d.c. mayor muriel bowser to pull the plug on the exxon merger. >> they say bows are's rejection of that latest officer suggests there is no way this deal would work in a way that benefits d.c. residents. >> reporter: this deal was bad from the beginning. it was bad at its core. it should have been recognized as such by the powers powers
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that be. and they should have stopped it right away. >> the mayor's rejection of the latest offer removes $25 million in ratepayer protections. and $9 million in energy assistance for low-income families. we are just getting started on wusa nain news at 5 -- wusa 9news at 5:00. turns out, it wasn't altides. why the prosecutor is calling her a nightmare is a horror. should students in virginia be allowed to read books with sexually explicit content? topper is back with more on the snow heading our way. and a look at your weekend forecast. and a sure sign of spring. new dates on when we can expect those cherry blossoms to be in peak bloom.
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we're following breaking news. information from fairfax county, where apparently, several shots have been fired at police officers. this is an active scene on larkspur drive, not far from the intersection of franconia road and south van dorren. people in that area are being told to stay indoors. our wusa 9 crew is headed to that scene right now. much more detail on this story as it comes into the noo room. is it controversial? it is controversial, rather the but is it censureship. >> some teens are talking about a ban. debra alfarone brings us the debate from mcclane high school. >> reporter: and if this bill passes, some people say you could see romeo and juliette banned for some kids. the rumor that started it all is the book beloved. that book deals
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beastiality and rape. they are just too objectionable and they want the power of the law behind them. >> whether parents like it or not, we pretty much know a lot about it. it's kind of unavoidable. >> giving parents an option to get rid of certain parts of the curriculum is almost rude in a way. >> i don't think parents or the government should be telling me which books i can and can't read. >> this all started with the pulitzer prize winning "beloved." a parent said reading it gave her son nightmares. now it gives way to virginia governor mcauliffe, saying it would require students to notify about books that contain sexually explicit content and offer alternatives that parents want. >> reading about it and having a chance to talk about it with other people, in a safe school environment and knowing there is something you're supposed to be taking away from it and not just focusing on about is
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better than just stumbling upon it. >> she said she and her friends want to see that bill disappear. some have said it isn't about banning the book, but about making -- allowing parents the choice. but they say, they can't pick two curriculums. >> students are really exposed to this stuff. it's not like kissing is new to us or anything. >> reporter: i did reach out to governor mcauliffe's office, and they told me they will let me know his actions when he takes them reporting live, debra alfarone, wusa 9. >> and they would not say which is considered sexually explicit, leaving that to the board of education. prediction for peak bloom. that sea of pink around the tidal basin. >> mark your calendars, tell your friends, post it on facebook and tag us as well.
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31st and april 3rd. coming a little sooner than usual this time around. average peak is april 4th. so how do officials figure out when those blossoms are going to be at their best? >> after analyzing a variety of data, including winter temperatures, forecasts, for the rest of march, our park staff has come up with a projected peak bloom date. >> that's a very groundhog day feel about it. >> i know. again, peak bloom expected between march 31st through april 3rd. and the season runs march 20th through april 17th. >> they can write awe you a ticket for that. look but don't touch. we'll talk about the cherry blossom festival. it's for the rite of spring. then you know it's really here. let's talk about the average peak and the
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the average peak, the 4th to 5th. earliest peak ever. look at that. march 15th. back in 1990 latest peak, mid- april. set in 1958. and the peak is defined as over 50% of the blossoms in bloom. live look outside. it's inviting outside. it's just cold. temperature around 40. winds are still gusting to 32. good news, they will subside tonight. dew point will point out in the teens. this is a pretty good air mass before the clipper rolls in tomorrow night. winds diminish tonight. and that will allow temps to fall much colder. bus stop temps, too to 44. no worry about wind chills tomorrow morning. that's cold enough. and light rain or snow possible by tomorrow evening. yellow weather alert friday, from primarily morning snow on friday. and a little accumulation is possible overnight thursday and into friday morning. we're just kind of missing one, though. li
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10:00 tonight. clear and cold. 31. even 32 in manassas and sterling. and by morning, we're looking at 20s. 26 now in gaithersburg. 28 in silver spring. 28 in fairfax. even 28 in fredericksburg and clear. but know by 9:00, notice high clouds already beginning to move across i-81. so we're looking at temperatures, still cold. and still below freezing. still 32 in gaithers burg. 31 in frederick. and 35 in fredericksburg. and by lunchtime, clouds pretty much overspread metro. by 40. and by evening, look carefully. a little snow shower activity possible just to the north and west of town. most of the other activity is out in the mountains. and temperatures above freezing. no real worries. don't freak out if you have to drive through a snow shower tomorrow evening. but by 6:00 a.m. on friday, we do see some -- a little better organized snow. and primarily south of 95 and east of 95, into southern la
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folks. have you more moisture to work with. less cold air. so it will mix with sleet. and just rain really. rain and snow across calvert county, saint mary's county, and even into prince george's county. coming northward from southern maryland up to the district, up 5 or 301. i'd prepare for a little slow commute. by 10:00, most. activity is gone. now we're just looking at rain, primarily against the delmarva as the storm edges out. away, up the coast if not up the coast. and clouds rolling in by lunchtime. friday morning, snow. good enough for a weather alert. -- weather alert. and chilly on saturday. next seven days. but maybe a snow or rain shower saturday night. but don't worry about that. nice sunday. 51. then haven't change that the. upper 60s to tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> thanks, top. more trouble for so
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sporting goods stores. and self-driving cars may not be for everyone. we'll talk about it in tonight's consumer alert. and tonight after the break, new details in the search for the malaysia airliner that has been missing for nearly two years now.
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so it's been nearly two years now since that malaysian airliner vanished from the sky. today, they're trying to identify a piece of wreckage that landed in mozambique. the plane is presumed to have crashed in the indian ocean. so far, only one piece of debris is identified as coming from that plane. sports authority files for chapter 11 bankruptcy today. they plan to sell stores. and thesporting good chain admits it is down by nearly a billion dollars. that is b. and they failed to keep up with sports trends. you'll fail to subscribe
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without that bulky satellite dish. at&t will launch three new services. we don't know yet how much it will cost, but the company says it will be less than current at&t bundles. at&t bought direct tv last year. automakers may be racing to put those self-driving cars on the road. but a new triple a survey finds, some of us are saying, not so fast. 75% of americans say they would not feel safe, tooling around with their hands off the wheel. but 60% of the people asked, said they would like to have some access to a self-drive feature, like parking, the next time they buy a new car. a new twist on a divisive debate. details on what is being called the most significant abortion case to go before the supreme court in decades. and a school police officer in maryland, under investigation, after this. caught slapping a teen on camera. but right after the break, she's out of jail, after
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you are looking live at a picture in the northern lanes in ellicott city. the two right lanes, where you see all of those lights over there, are closed because an underground pipe collapsed. and we're told the fix will last 3 to 4 hours. as you can imagine, it's 5:30. in the thick of rush hour. and traffic right now is backed up to route 198 in laurel. we'll continue to follow this, but of course, this is heading in the direction of baltimore and we will keep you posted. a woman who claimed breath mints tripped the alcohol- sensing device in her car is coming clean. >> yeah, she fessed up and admitted to drinking, a violation of her bropro bation. and that's -- probation. and that's big because she did four years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed two people. surae chinn is live in front of the montgomery county circuit court to bring us the update on this. >> hi, adam, hi, lesli. the prosecutors say kelly lowes is
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community. the judge called her a nightmare and said, i don't know what to do th you. >> what she did is horrible. i think she should get the max. >> 44-year-old kelly lowes ran twice the legal limit, when she ran the back of a car, killing two people in 2009. the pickup was sent careening off near the american legion bridge, 60 feet below. she served four years in prison. a fraction of the 30-year sentence. she was ordered not to drink and have an ignition interlocking device put on her car, while serving probation. in the last year, she has failed the test more than half a dozen times. >> she should probably get thrown back in jail. >> that's not right. >> that's a shame. that's really a shame. i mean, that should not have happened. >> so she should go to shail. >> the judge says, i don't know what to do with you. you now face 20 years in jail of. >> i agree. >> what do you think she should get? >> 20
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>> montgomery county police have been pushing for noah's law, named after officer noah lion thea, killed by a suspected drunk driver during a traffic stop. it would expand the interlock system, a device that prevents an intoxicated driver from starting the car. >> the judge did a right thing today, not only calling her a liar, but also revoking her bond, while they investigate what type of length sentence she should receive. >> reporter: the judge said, how do you kill two people, serve four years and drink again? the prosecutor said she's back, trying to drive drunk. there's nothing left to do but to send her back. >> that could be you. could be your children. it could be your parents that are killed. senseless. >> reporter: the defense attorneys requested an in- patient facility for 30 kays. -- 30 days. the judge wasn't buying it. he said she has taken so many alcohol rehab classes, she could teach the class.
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live in rockville, surae chinn, wusa 9. >> kelly lowe's sentencing is june 1st. she does face 20 years of her original sentence. if you think this is hard to watch. imagine being the kid on the receiving end of this pummeling by a baltimore city school police officer. the chief of city schools police is now on administrative leave, while officials sort out what led to the beating outside of partnership high school. a lot of parents shocked when they saw this. >> if it was my son, i would be highly upset, asking questions. want to know what happened prior to it. still, nobody deserves to have their hands put on them like that. >> the officer involved in the beating has been reassigned until the investigation is complete. the supreme court is take up an abortion case, centered around what kind of limits states can place on abortion clinics. >> people on both sides of the issue crowded around the high court this morning. and paula reed explains what
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at steak. >> reporter: emotions ran high outside the supreme court, as demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue shouted their viewpoint. justices heard awvmentds wednesday about a texas law, which requires doctors to have abortion clinics at local hospitals hospitals and clinics to have the same standards as surgical centers. >> it was a hot day today. >> stephanie totey said the law is to shut down clinics in the state. >> we are optimistic that the court is going to see these for what they are. a sham steined to limit abortion access. >> but that's not true. >> this is all about women's health, and quality of care, for whatever kind of decision they choose to make. >> reporter: this will likely come down to justice anthony kennedy. the swing vote between a 5-4 decision or a 4-4 deadlocked court. >> jti
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case, asked questions of both sides and will be asking these questions of importance. >> reporter: nona sa said she knows first hand that problems can arise in an abortion clinic. >> i was never to have children because of abortion at age 15. >> reporter: but candice said she had to travel to dallas for her procedure. >> i was lucky because i was able to do that. not everybody could. >> a decision is expected in june. paula reed; apple has filed an appeal. demanding it help the fbi hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. the company said it is refusing this because it could leave all iphones vulnerable to hackers. the fbi suspects the phone used by syed farook could help agents with their investigation. cancer has claimed the
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of northern virginia native and america online cofounder, jim kinsy. >> his family said he died in his home tuesday. he was a vietnam veteran and a d.c. area restauranteur before he got involved with a video download company called control video, which later became aol. after retiring from the company, he founded the kimsey foundation, which was involved in a variety of charities. jim kimsey was 76 years old. trending now. is facebook helping you decide where to shop and where to eat? and a little social media fun, with chris christie, after last night's awkward show of support for donald trump. all right. check these low temperatures out tonight. everybody will make it welow freezing. -- below freezing. 24 in gaithersburg. 26 in bowie. 28 in silver spring and fairfax. we'll come back and talk about our yellow weather alert and give
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it's about taking a stand. for too long, wall street banks had their way. they cra oshedur economy. but democrat donna edwards won't take their money because she stands up for us. as a single mom, she knows the challenges our fieamils face. she'll be our voice. tightening regulations on the big banks and fighting to keep dark money out of politics. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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we are tracking what is trending tonight. we begin with the many faces of chris christie. who introduced donald trump at a campaign. >> twitter is lighting up with people having fun with the governor, as he stood stone- faced behind
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one person tweeted, donald trump to the rnc. bring it. chris christie said, why did i do this? >> another tweet. chris christie must really want to be attorney general really, really, really, really bad. >> and this from mark. my goodness. chris christie looks like he's appearing in a hostage video. >> a lot of people having fun with that. there are peoples like all over the internet. people are crazy over it. and they had to stand up there for like a long time. >> maybe that's what he was reacting to. like it's been an hour. >> the best one i saw was chris kristy, it says, my insides are dying. as he just sat there like this. >> oh, no. all right. so no doubt, you're noticed the big increase in ads, littering your facebook feed in the last few years. >> and today, we're learning that 50 million small businesses now have pages. 3 million of them are paid advertisers. and this small bakery in berkeley, california, lila owens suspects, many of her customers are showing up because of her facebook page. >> we
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day. >> any discounts? any new flavors, we're posting them on facebook. then i pay a couple of dollars to boost beyond my current reach. so people who aren't even following us would get the information. and that's what's helping us gain even more customers and exposure. >> what brought you into the store today? >> the $2 cupcake deals. >> $2 tuesday. how did you find out? >> i found out through facebook. >> i got a tv story out of it, too. bonus. >> when can we have them wednesday. however, facebook has been criticized for many to reach their followers. unless they pay to boost their post. that can cost anywhere from $1 to several hundred dollars per day, depending how many people a business wants to reach. and we want to tell you about barbie's diverse body types and ethnicities. >> now, target is using the dolls to help sell swim suits for people with different body types. the retailer said it's part of
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more confident and fearless. according to portion, the barbies are part of an overall strategy to help sell swim suits to people of all sizes. why not? one more thing for my daughter to play with. cupcakes and cronuts. yesterday's news. >> why, though? they're so good. >> because there's something new, lesli foster. >> that's right. there's a new dessert craze. it just might be doughnut ice cream. a bakery is putting soft serve ice cream inside funnel doughnuts. ox omg. -- omg. facebook is salivating over this. dessert lovers are filling instagram feeds with these. it is only a matter of time before someone starts doing them here. we would be willing to try them to make sure they're okay so you would be okay. >> i am writing a letter to my congressman, asking them to ban that from coming he
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>> have a little fun. >> a little fun, yes. a lot of calories, no. it is a bittersweet reunion at the verizon center. have a man return. this time, as a member of the opposition. coming up, we'll hear from the former caps forward. and right after the break. crowd-funding fraud. how people are using sites as a small business owner, here's one thing you can rely on: your business will change as it grows.
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i'm delia gon salves. -- goncalves. we're talking to the metro today about these cameras, crime, and your safety on metro. we'll have that story coming up at 6:00. right now, lawmakers are taking a closer look at potential fraud by some people who organize crowd-funding campaigns. websites like go fund me and you caring, are often used to solicit charitable donations. but the people who do give the money, don't always wind up with those. we told you about a go fund me page for shooting victim, crystal hamilton. >>
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killed by a drunk driver last summer. near his home in springfield, ohio. the next day, the 13-year-old's parents say they were consoled by a neighbor they had never met before. the woman offered to set up a you caring crowd funding website to raise money for tyree's funeral expenses. >> so we definitely thought she was, you know, a good neighbor. >> reporter: but that neighbor, tina harper, pleaded guilty to telecommunications fraud. after tyree's parents accused her of pocketing more than 1,000 of the nearly 3,000 raised. sites like you caring and go fund me are increasingly popular ways to raise money for people who need help from everything from medical bills to adoption fees and even college tuition. crowd funding sites raised an estimated $2 billion in 2015. profiting themselves usually through fees or percentages of donations. but this multibillion dollar industry is largely unregulated. >> frankly, i
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>> they insist, incidents of fraud are rare. >> we're launching hundreds of thousands of fundraisers a year. and the vast majority of people who are coming to use the site are good-natured people. >> reporter: go fund me also issued a statement to cbs news, insisting that fraud is something that happens less than 1/10th of 1% of the time. it says any campaigns that put suspicious behavior, are removed immediately. a u.s. senator is asking the federal trade commission to examine this problem, to ensure that grieving families are protected. after scott pelley's -- scott kelly's incredible space mission. tonight's flight must be a breeze. >> scott kelly. >> like i was saying, kelly landed in kazakhstan last night, after spending about a year on board the international space station. last week, while in orbit, kelly admitted that space is a pretty harsh envirot.
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running water. it's kind of like i've been in the woods camping for a year. >> reporter: during his mission, kelly flew more than 143 million miles. made more than 5400 orbits around the earth, and saw 11,000 sunrises and sunsets. that will fill up your instagram feed pretty quick. along the way, he kept us entertained with a stream of breathtaking pictures he posted on twitter. hey, top. it is spectac lash. 3 -- spectacular. we had to go for a high of 61. midnight temperature. how did we do? we'll tally up the numbers tonight at 11:00. you can always download our app, too. live look outside. very nice out. just kind of cold. temps around 40. winds are still gusting to 32 miles an hour. they will subside overnight. that's the good news. diminishing winds tonight. but that will allow the temps to fall. much colder tonight. bus stop temperatures, 22 to 34 by morning. and
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by tomorrow evening. most of the activity falls thursday night into early friday morning. we have a yellow weather alert friday morning. primarily for the morning commute. either wet or a few slick spots, depending where this storm exactly sets up. tonight, no worries, just clear and cold. 10:00, 31 already in gaithersburg. 32 in manassas. by 6:00 a.m., most of the burbs in the 20s. it's a pretty cold night. 28 in fredericksburg, 28 in culpepper and la plata. 25 in hagerstown. 26 in gaithersburg and olney. by 9:00 a.m., some high clouds start to move in along the i-81 corridor. everybody has high and midlevel clouds. it's dry. temperatures only 49 in gaithers burg. then by 6:00 p.m., gotta look really carefully there. a little green there. just a little rain or snow shower possible there by evening tomorrow. bulk of the activity moves in overnight. and by 6:00 in the mog,
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across much of the metro area in fact, the better chance, south and east of town. on the day planner, 30s to start. clouds roll in by 1:00. only 41 degrees by 1:00. friday, there is your yellow weather alert. morning snow and cold. 44. chillo saturday, 45. next seven days, not bad. the weekend looks okay. chilly on saturday. maybe a snow shower saturday night, while you're sleeping. slow 60 -- low 60s. then sunshine, tuesday and wednesday. upper 60s to near 70. >>. it's been a tough week for caps fans, after their longest- tenured player got traded away. >> but tonight, brooks is back for the first time to face his old team. kristen berset joins us. it's a bitter sweet comeback, right? >> yes.
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heed he pleaded with the team to let him stay. of course his salary was a big cap hit. he was watching the oscars sunday night. he had turned his phone off. he was just enjoying a night at home. so he missed the call from the caps and found out he was traded when a news alert came on his fiance's phone. so a tough 72 hours for like. and already, he's back to face his old team tonight. familiar face, different logo, on the front of his center. like spent 12 years here with the capitols. and he recalls the moment he first became a capital and what it meant to him. >> said welcome to d.c. it was a very special moment for myself, to feel like you're part of the national hockey league and you have a home with organization. i made
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most. i am thankful for the people in d.c. the staff, my friends and neighbors. a huge, huge impact on my life. >> and as i said before, like wanted to win a stanley cup in the red jersey here in d.c. and this year, it's really the best chance this organization has had in quite sometime. they are really just rolling along. several players on this team knows what it's like to hoist this cup. caps are perennial play-off team. but just haven't had the success they would like in the post season. it's a pass they know they can't escape. but one they say they're not worried about right now. >> i certainly can't speak for the past few years. but i can speak for this year. and i see a team that isn't looking back. a team that is striving to get better and a team that could win games in every single situation. >> it's not my history and not our history in the room. past history doesn't affect this group. because they weren't part of it. and we're trying to make r
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and last year, we got to the second round rk, and we want to go farther. >> bittersweet emotional history here. we'll have more at 6:00. back to you. >> all right, kristen. thank you the also going from the west team -- best team to the worst. that's not cool. does the trump candacy feel duped. and we'll look at some of the new crime-fighting measures off metro. but first -- >> these household devices could be compromising your privacy. i'm marlie hall
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seems just about every home has them. modern-day gadget tas entertain us and make life easier. >> but these smart devices have hidden risks that could make you and your family easy targets for hackers. here's marlie hall. >> seems like everything is now connected to the internet. like this baby monitoring camera. and this refrigerator, with cameras built right into the door. toys are also tied to the web. >> you're here. how are you? >> they all have processors that transmit and receive data. it's part of an exploding category of connective devices, called the internet of things. >> we're going to have something in the neighborhood of 20 billion of these devices
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>> todd beardsley is a tax security researcher with rapid 7. he says gadgets that send out information on the internet can also let hackers into your home. >> reporter: last april, a new york city couple was horrified to hear a man talking to their 3-year-old through a web- connected baby monitor. hackers can also invade your privacy just for fun this website features high-def camera feeds from entryways around the world. >> the big thing here is this. a router of. >> changing your router's default password is a much. >> you don't have to be a sophisticated hacker to guess that the password is pas word. >> reporter: -- password. >> rackers can learn a -- hackers can learn a lot about you. >> first name, last name, date of birth. >> he says create unique pass chrds for all your devices and
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marlie hall, cbs news, austin, texas. >> that smart advice is a little too smart for you. internet security experts also suggest that you check your software updates for all of your connective devices. >> they also recommend that you turn off your devices when they are not actively in use. right now at 6:00, justice for hannah graham and morgan harrington. as matthews pleads guilty for murdering two college students. and can any of the remaining candidates stop donald trump? >> and we're getting a closer look at a tool metro has at its disposal to help fight crime. breaking news. shots have been fired at police officers. it's all going down in the 6200 block of larks burg drive. that's not far from the busy intersection of franconia road and south van doran street. police say they went to the home for suspicious activity. but as they made contact with the person de
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residence. no officers have been hit. police are now telling people in the area to stay indoors, even if that means in your basement. andrea mccarren is just arriving at the scene. we're going to hear from her shortly. good evening. i'm bruce johnson. >> and i'm jan jeffcoat. we are learning new information tonight about how hard hannah graham fought not to become jesse matthew's next victim. >> now her appearance, no matthew will never harm another woman. peggy fox is live in charlotte, where matthew confessed to both murders. >> reporter: and we do have new information tonight, bruce. you know, with this signed deal in place, which will put jesse matthew behind bars for the rest of his life, a statement of facts about both cases has been released. we now think, prosecutors had a witness who saw matthew's car, the morning after hannah grams a appeared. it was parked near where her remains were la


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