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good afternoon. and thank you for joining us for the news at noon. i'm mike hydeck. the 2016 presidential contenders are looking forward to the next five state, holding critical primaries next week. front-runner donald trump is promising to be more
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out her republican rival, one of them florida's senator ted cruz. he just left the wineberg theater in frederick, maryland, where he laid out his presidential plans. and henna daniels has more on what the other candidates are doing today. >> reporter: after delivering a toned down victory speech in new york, donald trump returned to his outspoken rhetoric in maryland wednesday night. >> we got lying ted. and crooked hillary. and i won't go over the others, because they are now defeated. >> just 393 delegates shy of clinching the g.o.p. nomination, trump has vowed to become more presidential. >> we had a really, really good day in new york yesterday. [ cheering ] >> after scoring a decisive win over bernie sanders in new york, democrat hillary clinton campaigned in pennsylvania. saving her toughest jab for her republican rival. >> when i
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ted cruz talk about international issues, i mean what they say is not only offensive, it is down right dangerous. >> going forward, the vermont senator would need to win 73% of the remaining delegates. to capture the democratic nomination. henna daniels, nbc news, new york. >> and the time is ticking, if you are in maryland and you want to vote early. the polling places are open until 8:00 tonight. you can still register and vote today. or you can also of course vote in maryland's primary next tuesday, april 26. that day, the polls are open from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. one of the most watched races this election cycle in maryland is the u.s. senate seat. the winner will replace democrat barbara mccullski retiring. we asked the candidates leading in the polls to come to the wusa 9 studios and discuss the issues important to you. tonight, we have republican chris on the set at 7:00
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and you have a question you would like answered, send it to us on our wusa 9 facebook and twitter pages and we will try to get it answered for you. you can find all of the information on the candidates, sample ballots, and voting guide and polling place, hours, all in one place. just download the wusa 9 app and stay informed throughout the historic election season. investigators with dc police are looking into allegations of sexual abuse at a dc public charter school. according to a police report, someone reported that a student and a teacher were engaged in an inappropriate relationship. at the chavez schools of the parkside schools campus in northeast dc. that report was filed in early march. no charges have been filed against the teacher involved. and we are told the instructor remains on administrative leave now. the school conducted its own investigation and they say, quote, there is no evidence to support the allegations. meanwhile, dc police are still investigating the claim. and we will
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dc police are also investigating a deadly shooting that happened right across the street from anacostia high school just before 2:00 this morning. police found a victim, and medics rushed him to the hospital and doctors could not save him. investigators are talking to neighbors now, to find out if they saw or heard anything early this morning. a 15-year-old stabbed to death at the deanwood metro station is being laid to rest today. the funeral service for john evans is happening right now in congress heights in southeast dc. the teenager was stabbed in the neck, inside the deanwood metro station last monday. 18-year-old javonte hall is now facing a second-degree murder charge. police say the two had a long- standing feud and they just met at metro that day by chance. she was left in the car for hours. before her babysitter remembered she was there. a 2-year-old virginia girl died in what seems to be a terrible accident. mikea turner has more from police headquarters as investigators try to
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this out. >> reporter: fairfax county police are still investigating how this even happened in the first place. police say this happened sometime yesterday. they are not sure exactly when. but what they do say is that a man who knew the toddler's mother was supposed to be looking after her. and dropping off the toddler, in both of her -- and both of her older siblings. the two siblings ended up being dropped off somewhere, but the toddler was left in the backseat of the car, when the person returned back to the family's home. >> i can't imagine how she was suffering. very bad. it makes me cry. >> well, being a parent of six children, i can say that sometimes there are circumstances that we just don't understand, and it is tragic. >> reporter: but it wasn't until the care giver got back into the car, drove all the way to arlington, to pick up the toddler's mother that he ti
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backseat and unresponsive. police say the person did call 911. but it was too late. again, now, police still investigating how this happened. and an autopsy will be conducted, to determine her cause of death. and we will keep you posted with the latest. reporting from fairfax county, mikea turner, wusa 9. >> and we just learned a short time ago the mother's 31-year- old boyfriend was looking after the child when this happened. the little girl was left in the car for seven hours, on conwell drive, in annandale. now, an autopsy is going to determine whether or not she died from overheating. again, so far, no arrests, or charges, have been made, in fairfax county in this case. this fatal crash caused major problems for commuters going through centerville this morning. the collision shut down route 28 at southbound on i-66 for most of the morning. investigators have not released the name of the victim. they are still working to figure out what triggered this crash in the first place. it has been more than a week since fairfax county
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was last in touch with her family and today the search continues for her in shenandoah national park. nikki burdine is at fairview fire station, where she works, and she has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: state police say they have already received more than 100 tips regarding nicole's disappearance. and they hope more and more people will continue to send them. >> at wednesday night's vigil, a message of hope echoed through the fire station. candles still glowing in the lobby. and it will stay that way, the chief says until nicole mittendorf comes home. >> mittendorf's husband, a sancht with the virginia state police has been a constant figure at prayer vigils begging for her safe return. >> i love you. i am praying for you. >> reporter: while state police work on the time line, leading up to her disappearance, this is what we know so far. mittendorf called in sick to work before her shift on wednesday. she was reported missing two days later. on friday. when she didn't show up for work at station 32.
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they heard from her was on wednesday. then, her mini couper was found abandoned in the shenandoah national park on saturday. operations continue at the park today, on the ground, and in the sky. investigators say they are now looking at information taken from mittendorf's cell phone and files downloaded before 31- year-old vanished. virginia state police say even with all of this information, the evidence they have does not appear to be suspicious in nature. and this is still just a missing person's case. crews are out searching right now, at the shenandoah national park. in fairfax county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa 9. some clouds around this morning. and some of them threatening. as far as any rain, it is really dry. a lot more rain out to the west. you can see it, west of lexington, kentucky and ohio and indiana and western tennessee. this is what we are tracking for tomorrow. when we have that threat of
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warm front is coming through. and that is what is producing those clouds. and while we've got a few sprinkles on doppler, you know, much of that is evaporating before it reaches the ground. i don't think anything is making it there. on the other side of the front, charleston, 75. we are 61. so we are waiting for some warmer air to move in this afternoon. i do think we will crack that 70-degree mark. low 70s, might see mid-70s, and a breezy one, too. and we have some gusts toward the 20, 25 miles an hour, so not clear and calm like it has been. but this is coming through tomorrow. and the weekend, that is looking pretty good. i will have your seven-day forecast, in a few minutes. and inside to michael now. mike? >> thank you, howard. still ahead on the news at noon, good news for college grads who need to get hired. it depends on their degree though. coming up, we have the results of a new study. first, desperation continues to grow. as some of the victims from that deadly earthquake in ecuador, the survivors, what they are doing, just to feed their families. coming up next.
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welcome back to the news at noon. it is hard to believe that things are getting even more desperate for the people who survived that deadly earthquake in ecuador. many residents are now scavenging through the debris of the buildings and trash dumps to try to find food and water and clothing. the government reports more than 550 people were killed in last weekend's quake. and they are hoping to recover some more people. 12 syrian muslim refugees that pope francis brought to italy from greece are settling after arriving in rome on saturday. two of the refugees spoke with british broadcaster sky news. they are both engineers. who lived with their 2-year-old child. near the lebanese border. that had been bombed recently. she says she is grateful to the pontiff but doesn't understand why the muslim community has done so little to help
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>> i don't understand. they didn't feel what is going on. although they should understand. >> the vatican says the three families, including six children, will be supported by the holy see, and cared for by an italian charity until they get on their feet. well, we have rain moving in. but will it move out before the weekend? howard is up next with the forecast. right after this. kids: he came here from rocky mount, north carolina. married 27 years. raised 6 kids.
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áxp the death toll in a chemical plant explosion in mexico is now up to 13. more than 100 people injured. and thousands have been told to leave their homes. some say they felt the blast, up to
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pem ex makes chemicals for pvc pipes and other products and the bbc reports several explosions have been reported at pem ex facilities in recent years. u.s. and mexican authorities want to take down a king pin behind this drug smuggling tunnel. it connects tijuana and a neighborhood in california. the tunnel stretches nearly a half mile underground, between the two border communities. it is complete with ventilation, lighting, and rails to transport the products. agents say on the u.s. side, smugglers would park a dumpster over an opening inside an industrial park, and that is where they would load up the drugs. >> they tried, as you can see, looking around you, to disguise this dumpster, as a legitimate trash dumpster. they had these wood pallets set around it. and on top of it. >> agents arrested six people, in connection with this tunnel. and they seized nearly $30 million in cocaine and marijuana. a south florida teenager accused of openin
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practice, and posing as a doctor is now pondering a plea deal. under the agreement malachi love robinson would serve three years in prison and five years probation. and if he doesn't take it, the judge could sentence him up to eight years in prison. his trial is scheduled for july. seniors across the country next month will be graduating and looking for work. but marley hall says, a new survey shows there is actually some good news. >> college senior katherine gorita lives with her parents and commutes to college in ramapo college in new jersey. she graduates next month and sending out resume, hoping to land a job. >> are you anxious, hopeful? >> i am really anxious. the idea of waking up and not having a job, while my classmates already have jobs, it is kind of nerve-wracking for me. >> a new study from career builder .com is providing some promising news. the survey found 67% of employers plan
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graduates this year. and that's the highest amount since 2007. career builders michael irwin. >> there are more jobs out there. companies have more cash. so they are willing to bring more people on. and we are also seeing that people are feeling more comfortable with retiring. and as they leave the work force, that is opening a lot more doors for people coming in as entry level. >> one-third of businesses are also planning to offer college grads more money this year. especially in certain fields. >> companies say they are looking for grads with degrees in business. computers, and engineering, and math. >> those are the specialty areas. those are the areas that continue to have that skills gap. and employer are having a hard time filling them. so if you are coming out in those areas, you will have an easy time. >> serena didn't study one of those fields. she wants to be a social worker. >> my fingers are crossed right now. >> she is hoping to hear something soon, so she will have a job to go to after graduation. >> marley hall, cbs news, new york. >> and speaking of looking for a new jo
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fired yesterday. after comments he made on facebook. about transgender people and rest rooms. espn says the comments were unacceptable. not the first time he has made inappropriate comments. the network disciplined him last year for retweeting a post that compared muslims to nazis. so it wasn't really a sweep. not at all. but wouldn't it be awesome if the caps had their win in the first round of the post season right here at dc at home? the philadelphia flyers were in front of their home crowd last night and avoided the sweep. and andrew mcdonald scored in the second period. the flyers up 2-0. and then tj oshie put washington on the board but the only goal. and game five is tomorrow night, verizon center. a solar powered plan took off for the rest of the trip around the world. it takes off from hawaii. and it is headed to mountain view california. and it should be getting there, either saturday, or sunday. and the r
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just with energy from the sun. and if the trip is successful, it will be the first solar- powered flight around the world, and it is scheduled to end in july. for the first time in a long time, there has been green on the doppler. >> yes. >> but you know, even those little sprinkles, i don't think they are hitting the ground. the air is too dry. but i was just talking to some folks, talking to jan, and it has been almost two week, and the ground is getting dry, and i don't know if you have been taking care of your yard or not but it certainly is getting a little dry out there. >> a little sneezy. >> a little sneezy. >> we could use some rain to clean things out. we have been dealing with tree pollen and what i have seen lately now is that the grass pollen is starting to come out there. and you know, it will work a lot bet fer i tuacally put my little -- better if i actually put my little weather show in the old play mode here. let's show you what is going on with the allergy index. the tree pollen
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grass pollen, it is moderate. we don't have any weeds but the mold spores are low. and unfortunately we are getting into that time of the year. yes, we already know it. the pollen is out there. day planner, got some clouds out. but i think are think we will see a little more sun this afternoon mixing in. highs in the low to mid-70s. and breezy, too. south/southwesterly winds. 15, 18, gusting to 25. maybe even 30 in a couple of spots. and with those breezy southerly winds, the temperatures this evening will stay up. so if you're going out, yes, i would grab a windbreaker but don't worry about rain tonight. and temperatures where the sun is out, you can see the differential, already cracking 70 from winchester and front royal and petersburg, west virginia, 7. and we've got 62 in reedsville. and 61 in annapolis. the cool spots. along with reagan national at 61 degrees. with mostly cloudy skies. and that michael and son weather camera. and there is the dry air i'm talking about. with the humidity only 150%. nearly a -- 50%. nearly a 20-degree sp
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dew point. and the big storm is spinning and this is something to pick out over iowa. see that over there? unfortunately in houston, you remember a couple of days with the flooding rain, what have they got? another cluster of heavy thunderstorms. it is pushing through. and all of the rain on the east side of mississippi valley, and in to detroit and ontario and central ohio with. a little warm front coming through now, producing a few clouds and a couple of light sprinkles. but i don't think those sprinkles are really going to amount to much. if they reach the ground at all. the way it looks on the future cast, pp is pulling away -- high pressure is pulling away. the sun and cloud mix for the afternoon. a stray shower to the north and west. northern frederick county, and hagerstown, and maybe to martinsburg? yes, but that is about it. the rest of us will stay dry. and clouds on and off. and we are looking at for friday morning, mostly cloudy skies, and some scattered showers here and there. and more so i think in the afternoon, and we may even get a couple of rumbles of thunder. this is why tomorr
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got plans and traveling and got the sports games with the kids, something going on, pay attention to the weather in the afternoon. and evening. and by friday night, other than a leftover shower, you know what? it is going to clear out of here. and for the weekend, the drier air and high pressure building. in and by sunday morning, high pressure near us. and saturday, it will be okay. maybe an early cloud. and then sunday, it is going to be really nice, with highs in the low if not the mid-70s. the way the forecast breaks down, this afternoon, and 74 and a mix of clouds and sunshine and breezy and relatively warm and average high is now up to 68. and 61 tonight. with low to mid 50s in the suburbs. and staying a little breezy out of the south. and 75 tomorrow. and scattered showers, with a thunderstorm possible. and on saturday. and a few early clouds, with the sunshine returning, and nice, around 70. and i think sunday could warm to 75. so we've got the nats game on wusa 9 tomorrow night and we got to watch the showers and not interfering hopefully too much. and monday is a late showers and a few showers tuesday but look at
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coming up tonight on wusa 9 news at 5:00. we will be live at shenandoah national park as the search for the missing fairfax county firefighter continues today, nicole mittendorf. and sentencing day for the gyro helicopter pilot who landed on the front lawn. and harriet tubman will be on the $20 bill. and showers today. and tomorrow. and the weekend
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rain next week. and we could use the rain to get rid of the pollen in the air. that would help. >> your thoughts on the nats game for friday? >> we will have to watch but i think we can get it in. >> he is howard bernstein. i'm
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