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creating dangerous rip currents. we'll talk about the weekend and the the autumnal equinox tomorrow. >> thank you, top. the strongest parts of maria missed the dominican republic but still t has killed at least one person and that number will go up. >> the destruction is coming into focus. the power system is basically gone. the power is not expected to be restored for four months. this couple from ohio was celebrating their 10th anniversary and then maria hit and they had to take shelter in a garage. >> we get snowstorms and nothing like where you hear death. >> i am scared. you don't know how bad it is and how we will get home. >> that's
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trump said he would visit puerto rico and gave no timings. last week, we told you about a d.c. family who moved to st. thomas a month before hurricane irma. we are happy to report that they are safe and back in the area but it was not an easy task. >> reporter: this family has been through so much just moved from d.c. over the virgin islands over the summer. they made it to puerto rico from irma and found out maria is coming and they barely made it out and are staying at a local hotel and they want everyone to know how much help they need. >> i'm joel cooper. this is my wife, jennifer cooper, from st. thomas, virgin islands. >> we moved in june this year. i was a
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and we loved everything about it. irma became a reality. we lost everything. our house, our car. >> it looked like a bomb was dropped, every tree snapped in half. >> nothing was green. it was all brown. just my sheer, dumb luck we were able to get the last ferry boat out from maria, and you called american airlines and we got one of the last flights leaving puerto rico. >> we flew out tuesday. the reason we want to do this interview is we want to draw attention for the people of st. thomas, st. john, and st. croix. they need everyone's help. they are the u.s. territory. they are part of the united states and they deserve the help as much as any other portion of the mainland. >> jennifer and joel will gather supplies
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st. thomas to help out those who need it, and they plan to move back. governor larry hogan announcing a major plan to fight traffic gridlock, unveiling a $9 billion proposal to add lanes to i-270 and i-495 and the beltway. this plan will have new express toll plains in addition to existing lanes. metro says riders are experiencing a relatively normal evening commute after a safety stand down earlier. metro temporarily suspended maintenance inspections of the 7,000 railcars after a mechanic was shocked. a review of the safety concerns raised by the union will be discussed for appropriate procedures. so this
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tree. you heard me right. d.c. wants to plant more trees and charlie colera said not in my front yard exactly where the district wants to put them. >> this is another example of power. >> reporter: charlie bought this house in 2009 and lives with his wife and kids here and they like it the way it is. they got a visit from a d.c. arborist yesterday. >> he said i decided i'm going to put a tree in your front yard. and i said what do you mean you are going to put it in our front yard? he said i am the d.c. arborist and this is where i decided to put it. and i said what if i don't like to? heed that's too bad. >> reporter: you are probably thinking like i'm
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yard? gdot said that they actually own the area where the sidewalk starts all the way to the curve. since there is none here, they own from right here to the curve. they said because of that, they can choose to put a tree where were they want and they happened to choose right here. before you think charlie is a tree hater, he said he is not. he just spent thousands to landscape and plant fir. he wants the district to plant their tree somewhere else. gdot got back to us and said that the actual location of the planting will be in the 12-foot planting space where the walk would be and they are willing to coordinate the exact location with charlie but they are required to plant trees in all, of they say, viable and legitimate planting locations. the homeowner sent us this photo showing us
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would eventually be planted. not the best representation but it's the orange dot. it would be from there into his yard. we'll have much more on wusa 9 new at 5:00. that's right, including why steven colbert is talking virginia politics. , of course, the district planting a tree where they want, we will follow up with one man saying not in my front yard. more charges for the former carnival worker who started a decades
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charging more charges, admitting to killing katherine and sheila lyon in 1976. and he also has admitted to killing another victim. he will spend the rest of his life in prison. a local massage therapist is pleading not guilty to sexual abuse. the judge refused to release him on bond. he is 24-year-old habtamu gebrelassie. the alleged crimes took place at massage envy in northwest washington. fall may begin tomorrow but summer
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one of them started shooting. >> so starting today, mike went to check on his father and the dad wrote a letter of forgiveness to the officer who killed his own son only on wusa 9. >> a letter of forgiveness, police officer, regardless of all the circumstances surrounding my child's death, he didn't do anything wrong. did. >> the individual involved, the young man had called police. he was told he was holding his brother hostage. >> he is innocent, you are guilty in god's
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>> eventually struck a woman with the crowbar. a 3-foot long crowbar. >> you made the decision to subdue my child by using a taser. he is just a little boy with a crowbar 10 feet away from you. instead, you chose to shoot and kill my baby. >> there came a point where he was at a stage under the circumstances that deadly force was deployed. >> god, jesus christ has granted me the strength in christ to forgive you. by forgiving you, our
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will heal slowly. all right. we are keeping a close eye on the opics with a monster storm out there, somewhere, top? well, it's brushing the atlantic coast. the wind gusts are showing up, pretty good wind in the futurecast for the turks and caicos. wind at 55 miles per hour later today and advance this, and it's 69-mile per hour winds tonight, close to a hurricane. if you look closely, a 76-mile per hour wind gust, so probably wind gusts on grand turks island anyway of hurricane strength and more and then will move away east of florida and east and the bahamas, the past track it could take. autumnal equinox, what that is? it's the beginning of fall and equal day
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both hemispheres. it doesn't match perfectly with sunrise and sunset. all right. a live look outside, 85. it's not crazy humid, in the mid-60s but a decent day. winds northwest at 5. for tonight, another great tonight to be outside and walk the dog. the bus stop temperature, 62, and about what they were yesterday morning and the same tomorrow. a fine friday, very warm and warm and dry through the weekend, temps, 84 to 84 84 -- 88 over the weekend, almost hot. 87 tomorrow and 87 on saturday, and 88
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on monday and 87 on tuesday. we will stay dry through tuesday. so tonight, 10:00, boom, clear skies. 76 downtown and comfortable in the burbs. 72 in bowie and 73 in fairfax. tomorrow, maybe 69 in gaithersburg at 9:00. but we will be warming up. 1:00, 83. so pretty warm in the mountains. by this time for tomorrow night and high school football, toasty, 79 in gaithersburg. 83 downtown. 81 in fredericksburg, tomorrow night, date night plans? perfect. dinner outside? temperatures in the 60s and 70s. pretty sweet. as we say goodbye to summer and hello
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83 at 81:00. saturday, bison and terps in town. sunday, hosting the raiders, effort toy, -- toasty. marie will linger off the coast next week and the only affects will be rough surf and dangerous riptides. president trump has issued a new executive order ramping up the pressure on north korea to abandon the nuclear program. the order is to cut off sources of revenue. another major blow that china said, they are chinning -- joining one of the largest trading partners with north korea. in frederick, maryland, two teenagers are behind bars
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charged with kidnapping and raping a classmate. one of those are charged with an adult, and the alleged this said that the third suspect wore a mask. file this under "it could have been a whole lot worse." a small plane crashed on a runway. the ntsb is handling the investigation. the florida nursing home where 9 elderly people died has been shut down. hurricane irma knocked out the power, and that meant no air conditioning. it was so hot that patients started to pass out and some died. none of them got medical care because the employees there did not call 911. many of the families are suing for the
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ones. elsewhere in florida, people are going through a long and painful rebuilding process. marco rubio and tim tebow tried to help out and served lunch to people who lost their homes. >> they will need things like diapers, paper towels, and garbage bags and more. wusa9 is partnering to send a tractor trailer filled with supplies to jacksonville and the salvation army will distribute them to neighborhoods who need them most. we have a list of the donation items. it's very specific, and we are posting it on our website. you can drop off your donations, saturday, september 23rd at the prince george's community college in
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florida needs our support and every donation helps. thank you so much. help news. nicotine patches. they help smokers kick the habit but may not provide relief to patients with a chronic lung disease. >> reporter: after falling on ice, jose had a cat scan and doctors found a spot on his lungs. >> they were so worried it was lung cancer. >> reporter: it was a growth of inflammatory cells most likely triggered like inhaling things like pesticide. it could cause severe lung damage and death. the main symptom is crippling fatigue. jose was drinking three energy drinks to make it through
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day. the side affects are severe. >> they can be the development of diabetes and high pressure, osteoporosis. >> reporter: so there will be a clinical trial to test nicotine patches normally used to help people quit smoking. >> we are hoping that people will get a secondary before, not only with the lung disease to get better but feel more energized and get up and go. >> reporter: results were promising so the doctor is doing a larger randomized trial to find long-term solutions to not only help the patients feel better but reverse the progression of the disease. >> they will wear the patches for six months to see how it
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affects the disease and energy level. first responders rushed to what they thought was a crime scene. turns out it was just a guy getting into the halloween spirit. swastikas found at georgetown university. a new report finding a company hiring the most people.
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we are the tv doctors of america, and we may not know much about medicine, but we know a lot about drama. we also know that you can avoid drama by getting an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. it could save your life. cigna. together, all the way.
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in today's consumer alert, the job market has steadily improved since the great recession. >> reporter: rick is switching careers at age 45. the former job recruiter is taking classes to be a web developmenter. >> there is a ton of opportunity. >> reporter: that opportunity for a good job is why many students have come to the new york code and design academy. >> how many of you are here because you think the job market will be good? i think that's everybody. >> reporter: found since 2010, new jobs for apps, software, and web developers have seen major growth. >> technology is numb
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is another industry that is growing. more than 300,000 registered nurses and a quarter million home health aides were hired thanks to part to aging baby boomers. >> it will continue to be a hot area. there's always demand. >> reporter: and big gains for construction and chefs in high demand much and enth the rise of the gig academy. >> i think with uber and airbnb, you see people taking on freelance assignments. i think that will grow. >> learning this class will give me the ability to this be as a career forever. i will retire at hopefully 54. >> reporter: it's possible. web developers make $72,000 a year. brooks silva braga, cbs news, new york. >> the
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increased hiring for fitness trainers and financial advisors. that's wusa 9news at 5:00. the news at 5:30 starts right now. we'll get to topper because hurricane maria is getting stronger, top? it's a category 3, mid- range category 3 with the winds at 12090 miles east of the turks and caicos. you can see it's ragged, and that's good. it will affect the turks and caicos and moving away from the dr, and that's good news. there were wind gusts over hurricane strength also also. so we have hurricane warnings. it has gusts to 150 but it's not as massive as it was. so the hurricane-force winds don't extend much from 40
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in the center and that's good news. the high end winds stay offshore of the grand turk its, and it remains category 3, winds at 120 and turns more northerly which is good and keeps it from florida and the bahamas. winds down to 115 tomorrow, a category 3 and then a 2, saturday and sunday, turning more to the northeast keeping it in the shipping lanes. right now, we don't see anything that change that track. if it take this -- takes that track, we are looking at big time surf and rip currents. it will be dangerous swimming at our shore for the next week to 10
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here are the windshields. still tropical storm-force winds hitting the dr but overnight, it all moves to the north and east. the red, sustained winds are higher and just missing the grand turks. the good news is the highest corp of winds stay off nor but we are still looking at 4 to 10" of rain in the turks and caicos. this will continue to move north and away from the bahamas and florida and maintain category 2 over the weekend. i'll come back and show you if any outliers have it going to the main land. a slap in the face over the jewish holiday, rosh hashana, swastikas found three times at georgetown university. >> reporter: we had to


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