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good afternoon. and thanks for joining us. for the news at noon. i'm mike hydeck. what led a new father to fire on police? that's one of many questions neighbors in green belt have, after an hour-long standoff ends with that man shot and killed by authorities. is
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court, which is off of edmondson road. delia goncalves has the latest from the scene. >> reporter: police have the courtyard blocked off. investigators inside a third floor apartment where neighbors say that 28-year-old man standing on the balcony, holding two guns in his hands, and firing in all directions. >> it was horrible. >> reporter: daniellea says she and her husband and three young children had to duck for cover, when they heard gunshots echoing throughout the courtyard. >> anything could have happened. that's what i told my husband. you guys live here and anything could happen. the gunshots might come. because he was shooting in this direction. he was shooting in that direction. he had two guns. >> reporter: it all started just before 10:30. a witness spots the suspect speeding home and hears a gunshot from his car. and then he describes the man yelling to himself. before the suspect gets into the third floor apartment. and that's where police say he started firing
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chantl abraham ran into the closet with her 6 and 4-year- old children. >> i was calming them down. >> and investigators check out bullet holes in nearby buildings. neighbors say the 28-year-old lived there just three months, but police have already been called for a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. the couple, just had a baby girl, no less than two months ago. fortunately, no one else was inside the apartment at the time. >> that's all i say is thank you, jesus, nobody was hurt. >> police recovered a handgun and a shotgun inside the man's apartment. again, no one else was hert. in green belt -- hurt. in greenbelt, delia goncalves, wusa 9. >> police are waiting to notify the next of kin before releasing the man's name. not giving up home. the message from a fairfax county firefighter who is being searched who went missing. 31-year-old nicole mittendorf was missing since friday
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her car was found near shenandoah national park. her husband fought back tears, explaining the anguish the family is going through since she vanished. >> as you can imagine, the pain not knowing where a loved one is, can be unbearable. i and the rest of nicole's extended family continue to remain positive during this difficult time. by relying on the support of family, friends, and co-workers and our faith, that she will return to us safely. >> a prayer vigil is scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:30 at saint paul united methodist church in woodbridge. and firefighters in dc rushed to rescue a woman who was trapped inside her suv after a wild single car crash. according to witnesses, here it is, the woman was traveling down albemarle street heading to reno road in northwest dc when she hit a parked car and her vehicle flipped. stunned neighbors looked on as crews tried to get her freed from that vehicle. >> she asked the question, di
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i hit a parked car? and she seemed okay. she had a big bump on her forhead. and other than that, she said she had a lot of pain overall. >> now, the driver was in her 30s. she was taken to the hospital, she is expected to be okay. still at this point, though, no word on what caused that crash. republican and democratic voters are going to the polls right now, in new york. the front-runner, donald trump and hillary clinton, are hoping to pick up big primary wins in their home state. hillary clinton voted in her adopted hometown of chappaqua, she has a 10-point lead in the polls and yesterday her challenger brooklyn born bernie sanders pounded the pavement and ramped up the pressure with hopes of pulling off an upset win in new york. if donald trump can capture more than 50% of the statewide vote, that would put him in a position to win all of new york's g.o.p. delegates, which is 95. and the polls show that donald trump has more support in his home state of
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ted cruz and john kasich combined. and ohio governor john kasich is holding a town hall in annapolis next month. and we also have decatur high school in berlin. and ted cruz, stumped at towson university yesterday. he is telling voters that he is the republican with the best shot of beating hillary clinton. and one of the closest races locally is for u.s. senate in maryland. the winner will replace democratic barbara mccullski who was retiring so we asked the candidates at the tops of the polls to come here to the wusa 9 studios no northwest dc and discuss the issues that are important to you. tonight, democrat donna edwards will be on the set at 7:00 on wusa 9. you can send your questions via the wusa 9 facebook and twitter pages and we will try to get them answered for you. make sure you keep up to date with campaign 2016 on your phone by
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app, it is free, updates on today's new york primaries plus the voter guide for area races as well and a lot more. there is a new report out, about metro and its -- it is more bad news for the transit agency. the news partners at the washington post are reporting a recent safety blitz revealed more problems. nikki burdine is at the new carolton station with details on the report and how commuters are reacting. >> reporter: the safety blitz uncovered a white range of problems. some of the most surprising ones were very simple. like broken fire extinguishers, or blocked emergency exits. >> i have to say a prayer and just go with it. >> reporter: the new safety shortcomings are disturbing but it doesn't mean they are surprised. >> of course. you think about things. i think about it every time i walk down the street or an airplane or amtrak. you think about it. but you know, what can you do? >> reporter: our news partners at the washington post on dane tained a copy of the letter from the -- obtained a copy
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administration ordering immediate action. the safety blitz found metro is failing to provide each the most basic of protections for riders. like working fire extinguishers. >> that is another thing. i don't see those things on there. if something goes down, there is nothing for us to do. >> reporter: and that is something riders say should be a simple and obvious priority. >> absolutely. i have been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years. i always look for fire extinguishers and exits whatever building i go in. >> the report shows metro employees are at risk by simply ignoring safety procedures. the federal transit association has been responsible for safety oversight of metro since october. and in that time, more than 200 problems have been found. metro's spokesperson sherry lynn says they are aware of the report and all critical safety items are getting priority attention. >> hopefully the new safety manager, he can do something about that. >> a comprehensive track plan will be released in the coming weeks. at new carolton metro, i'm
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nikki burdine, wusa 9. >> and metro also says that plan will lay out work that will be done. it will set timetables and it will give riders information on when that work will affect their commutes. and we are just getting away with another gorgeous afternoon. we do have a little bit more cloud cover, but that's not stopping our temperatures from getting into the 80s yet again. 82 degrees. yesterday, we reached 85. so we are going to be close to that, especially for areas farther south. from minneapolis, 80 for fredericksburg, right now and upper 70s, for leesburg and gaithersburg. but it feels pretty good out here. we have a nice little breeze out of the northwest. that is going to amp up a little bit. 20 to 25 mile-an-hour gust force this afternoon. so an increased fire danger as well. for how dry it has been. and now, we are going to see a few clouds, would he have a cold front coming around through, and -- we have a cold front coming around through, not doing much, except for
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the temperature drop a little bit but tomorrow is actually looking pretty nice as well even though it will be a little bit cooler. i think everyone is still going to like tomorrow's forecast. sunshine, mixed in with some clouds, right through your evening hours. we will be mild tonight. amend coming up, i will de-- and coming up i will detail the next chance for rain. i know we could use some showers. and pollen sufferer, and allergy sufferers could use that as well. coming up in just a bit. >> thanks, alson. the third leading cause of death in the united states. coming up, an expert explains the causes and the signs of stroke. >> but first, a ray of hope, amid all of that ruin in ecuador, as they struggle to return to normalcy. following a
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welcome back. more than 400 people are confirmed dead from that 7.8 magnitude quake that hit ecuador's pacific coast. rescuers were able to pull a man out alive from the rubble of a collapsed hotel. he managed to call a relative who then alerted
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the rubble. more than 2500 people are listed as injured from this. and people living in southern japan are still reeling from a 7.0 magnitude quake that hit late last week there. help is on the way though. a major airport in the region reopened for the first time since the disaster. that will allow relief supplies to get to the area. 45 people were killed in that quake. and hundreds of thousands of evacuees have been sleeping outside because they do not trust the building during powerful aftershocks. allison is up with the forecast. rain is moving in. but will it be gone before the weekend? allison? >> we sure do need some rain. allergy sufferers, the tree pollen will not go anywhere. medicine is just wiped out at all of the stores. we will time out the showers for you, coming up on the first alert forecast.
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welcome back. in today's family health, we are talking about strokes. do you know the signs and what to do first if someone you know could be having a stroke? >> dr. jack cochran, rice chair of the department of neur -- vice clare of the department of neuro science from inova, thanks for joining us. what are the risk factors for stroke? >> one of the biggest risk factors is a prior stroke. so you want to prevent that first stroke. other risk factors are high blood pressure, and diabetes, and cigarette smoking, and inactivity and sleep apnea and all of the cardiovascular risk factors. >> how can you tell if someone is having a stroke? i think i read once the acronym to help you. >> the acronym is fast. >> f is for fa
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face. a, is for arm. hold the arms out and one will drift down. and s is speech. the speech is garbled like someone drunk and trouble getting the words out. and then t is for time. time is brain. delaying treatment, the delaying of going to the hospital, hoping it will go away, it is a big mistake. have you stroke-like symptoms, you want to call 911. >> so after you have had a stroke, what changes can you make in your life to try to prevent another? >> well, probably the number one thing is if you have high blood pressure, have your blood pressure perfect, you want to own your blood pressure and know it. and if you have high cholesterol, and even if you don't actually, anyone who has had a stroke or a heart attack should be on a statin which lowers the cholesterol and can reduce the frequency of a follow-up repeat stroke. usually people would be on aspirin, people who don't exercise, should exercise. and just walking 20 minutes, three times a week, makes a significant difference. people already exercising should exercise some more. >> if you are put on a statin, we have had some
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about those recently, are there side effects? there are concerns about those? >> sure, a lot of people complain of side effects. and you can work with those. you can try changing the dose. i would try a different statin. some people take the dietary supplement co-q-10 which can counter-act side effects and it is worthwhile working with it because it makes a significant difference in the likelihood of having a second stroke or for that matter heart attack. there are new injectables once a month that are quite expensive that work apparently as well or better than statins. and being completely different don't have the same side effect profiles. >> some great information, dr. jack cochran from inova thank you for your time today. hope you have a great day. >> thank you. in other health news now, women who develop gestational diabetes are at risk for high blood pressure later in life. but the research in the journal hypertension finds that a healthy diet can reduce that risk by 20%. and that includes ti
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fruit and vegetables and whole grains, and eating less read meat and salt. -- red meat and salt. the latest vaccine against human papilloma virus could decrease cervical cancers 73%. that is a 10% improvement over the older vaccines. researchers at yale are calling for expanded use of the vaccination and they say it cuts the cancer rate and health care costs. and doctors are warning that climate change will have devastating consequences when it comes to public health. a policy paper in the annuals of internal red sin reports higher rates of respiratory illness, and diseases spread through insects and malnutrition. a volcano near the city of pueblo, mexico, is putting on a fiery show of smoke and ash and lava flows. look at that video. the smoke is so thick because of poor visibility, an airport had to e.
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gas and ash into the sky last month. no evacuations so far but sight- seers are asked to stay away. deadly widespread flooding in houston texas and more wet weather is headed. five people have been killed. omar viafranco reports where people are trying to escape the rushing water. >> reporter: overnight, first responders rescued more stranded residents in houston, following an historic rainfall. some carried flights and making it to dry land. >> we panicked and a 2-week- old,and the water keeps raising and it was unsafe for him. and it is terrifying. especially if you can't swim. >> on monday, rescue crews worked around the clock in boats and even jet skis. and saving children and seniors. and people escaped to safety, any way they could. on air mattresses, in empty container bins, and even inside refrigerators.
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this before? >> last time it got like this in this area was allison. >> the water came up to here. this is as far as it came in. >> this is the largest flood event to hit the houston area since tropical storm allison in 2001. where 23 were killed in texas alone. this woman's car was overtaken. and her husband says her heart is broken. >> driving into high water in the middle of the city and nothing that can be done, it is a terrible loss. >> and more rain is in the forecast. texas and nearby states face possible flash flooding through thursday. omar viafranco, cbs news, houston. just a reminder we have you covered when bad weather hits our region with the wusa 9 app. and find live radar, breaking news alert, get the app it is free for apple and android devices. no worries weather-wise
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what a spectacular couple of days we have had. >> that is because we have had the setup that blocked the low pressure from moving anywhere and while we sit here with high pressure and sunshine for five day, they get rain and bad weather for five days. so it is an ununfortunate scenario. however, we are getting the better end of this deal. now, let's take a look outside. i was outside for the past 20 minutes. and hang out and enjoy the warm weather and that's exactly what i did. it is so nice out there. and temperatures are going to climb into the 80s. just like it did yesterday. take a look, here it is breezy and still warm today, well above average. and usually we are upper 60s today. and near 70 range. and tomorrow, we are going to cool off, but only to that near 70 range. so with sunshine and near 70 degrees, it is cooler but i think everyone is going to be a- okay with tomorrow's forecast. and clouds return on thursday. that's all ahead of some rain headed our way for friday. and right now, it doesn't look like a washout, but we are going to have so
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nats home game. nats on 9. we will watch this one closely for you and give you updates on the app of course. and it does set us up for a really nice weekend. both saturday and sunday are looking pretty great. maybe not as perfect as this past weekend but things are looking pretty nice again. 82 degrees. notice the feels like temperature, it is not that much different than the actual temperature. and it is not very humid out there. so it has been very dry as of late. and we have a pretty strong wind. fire danger is well elevated today. so take that into account. and winds are out of the north/northwest and turn a little bit northeasterly, later on, and gusting up to near 20, 25 miles per hour. we are into the upper 70s and into the low 80s, and it is going to be a warm day ahead of this front. now, clouds are going to move in, the front that is coming on through today, not much to speak of, we are not looking at any rain, maybe through the mountains and dry and cloudy and just a little breezy. and the better chance for showers, it does finally arrive, on friday. so this is what all of the rg
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for. but it doesn't look like a big washout. i think we will see a couple of showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder come friday afternoon. and evening. tomorrow, the sun is back. and it is going to be a gorgeous day tomorrow. a little bit cooler for the afternoon, but that's okay. and as we head through thursday, 5:30, we actually start off with some sunshine, on thursday, and back to the low 70s, starting thursday afternoon. and here comes the cloud cover, and lining up with some showers on the other side of the mountains by 5:30. and later on at night, after the sun sets, areas in the western county, might see a little bit of rain thursday night and into friday. and for everybody, the main chance for showers, it does arrive on friday. so watch what happens, come friday morning, it seems to fall apart. however, once the actual front comes on through, we will kick things up a little bit. and we could see some showers and thunderstorms pop up just in time for the game. we will watch it closely. once the front is out of here, it is out of here. and saturday and sunday are looking great. 82 degrees today. 70 for tomorrow. 73 for thursday. a little cloudy but still warm. cl i
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afternoon. showers and a rumble of thunder on friday. if have you tickets to saturday and sunday, those games are going to be perfect. 69 for saturday. 71 for sunday. and not too bad for monday. we'll be right back after this. but sierra club chooses jamie raskin for congress they all talk about climate change. because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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coming up tonight on wusa 9 news at 5:00, a woman who taught in fairfax county is accused of soliciting sex from a 13-year-old former student. we will have more on that story. >> plus, we will also hear omfr the family of a prince george's county firefighter who was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. and we will have the latest from the campaign trail, voters heading to the polls right now in new york for the primary there. all that and more, tonight at
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adam longo. >> and it is going to be a great day to do whatever it is that you want to do outside. a little breezy. 82 degrees. tomorrow, a little cooler. but 70 and sunny. and i don't think anybody will complain about that. >> not at al
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>> adam: no, actually, i-i can't say that i do understand, to tell you the truth. thanks for the call. >> chelsea: you're never gonna believe this. newman is dropping the pass key suit and -- and sharing the project with jabot. oh, and not to mention billy's been fired. >> adam: well, then billy and i have one more thing in common, because i just got fired, too. >> nick: newman enterprises and pass key is trending on the chronicle site. billy getting terminated by jabot is followed closely behind it. >> victoria: you're welcome. >> nick: for what? >> victoria: everybody wanted me to drop this lawsuit with jabot, and i dropped it. everybody wanted me to accept jack's offer over pass key, and i accepted it. >> nick: yeah. um, i'm stoked. the billy news kind of threw me, though. i mean, pass key was his deal. >> victoria: no, it was his

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