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my wife was a great person. she was very active in the church. brought up my three kids. i was with her for over 30 years. i can't believe she's gone. once i didn't hear from her for over a day, then i knew that something very bad had happened. >> as authorities continue to process the crime scene, investigators are still trying to figure out why a wealthy retiree would want to kill 59 people, and injure more than 500. steven paddock had no prior
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arrests. investigators recovered 42 guns in total belonging to paddock. at least 23 were in his hotel room, where he launched the massacre. the grief has been felt throughout the world. >> reporter: authorities say steven paddock was a known gambler who made his money in real estate. what they are still trying to piece together was why he stood on the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel and used an assault rifle to open fire on the ground below. the concert ground, that turned into a killing field remained closed off as people come to grips with the unspeakable tragedy. police say steven paddock had an arsenal of weapons in his suite at mandalay bay. what investigators don't know is what set off this retired accountant, who had no history of gun violence. >> we're hunting down, and tracing down every single clue
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that we can get in his background. >> reporter: from the 32nd floor, paddock took aim at thousands of people at a music festival. >> what you see on tv, and it's never going to be you, it's never going to happen here. >> reporter: heather comforted jordan when he was hit, and she didn't know him. she used a cell phone to call his girlfriend. >> she said be honest with me. what's going on? he didn't make it. she said to me, you know, he's the love of my life. are you sure? yeah. >> reporter: authorities say paddock modified two guns to make them automatic. president trump was asked about it as he left the white house this morning. >> we'll be talking about gun laws as time goes by. >> reporter: with hundreds hospitalized, people in las
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call for blood. long lines at donation stations across the city. authorities say paddock had virtually no criminal record, with the exception of one citation years ago. virtually unknown to authorities here in nevada. >> las vegas, back to you. two local people were caught in the crossfire sunday night in las vegas. a young woman from anne arundel county remains in the icu on a ventilator after she was is shot in the eye. tina frost lost her right eye after undergoing surgery. doctors still don't know if she'll have brain damage. and a martinsville woman lost her life in the massacre. she was only 50 years old. here she is before the concert. her husband said his wife
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years died in his arms. they have two children. people in las vegas are spending hours in line just to donate blood. now there have are ways for you to help. in just 18 hours, more than $2.8 million was raised. nearly 410,000 people have donated. most are just small donations like 5 or $10. one person did donate $3,000. the chairman says the funds will be used to provide relief, and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific las vegas mass shooting. gun laws in britain are some of the toughest in the world, and many believe that's why the united kingdom hasn't had a large scale shooting in two decades. british prime minister teresa may says the uk's strict gun laws help to keep her country safe, and she hopes america will take action. >> to us here in the united
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can have an arsenal of weapons in their hotel room is inconceivable. >> the last shooting massacre in the united kingdom was in 1996 in scotland, when a man shot and killed 16 children and a teacher. it was the deadliest shooting in british history, and prompted the passage of stricter firearms laws, including a ban on private ownership of handguns. many are still talking about sunday's deadly shooting on social media. tweeting what happens in vegas doesn't always stay in vegas. all of america is wounded by had american tragedy. hashtag las vegas shooting, hashtag pray for vegas. ed tweets, what kind of world do we live in, where an arsenal of deadly weapons is a right, whereas medical treatment for almost 600 victims is a privilege. wake up people. this isn't 1776 anymore.
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second amendment. >> join in the conversation by sharing your thoughts on our facebook page. president trump is heading to puerto rico today to highlight the work being done by the federal government to help the island recovery hurricane maria. some have criticized the federal government's response saying it's not fast enough. seth lemon has more details from the white house. >> reporter: president trump praised the government's response to hurricane maria as he left the white house for puerto rico. >> the first responders. the military, fema. they have done an incredible job in puerto rico. >> reporter: there are now 12,000 federal aid workers on the ground in puerto rico, and 70% of the gas stations on the island are back up and running. but 95% of the island is still without power, and the situation is desperate for many. >> our priorities are still to sustain, and maintain life. making sure that water and food get to the different areas in puerto rico. >> reporter: the mayor san
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the federal response was inefficient. >> we are dying here. >> reporter: president trump responded to the mayor's comments on twitter, saying she had poor leadership. the two are supposed to meet today. >> i think she's come back a long way, and you know, i think it's now acknowledged what a great job we've done. >> reporter: but the president also said local leaders need to accept up. we need their truck drivers. their drivers have to start driving trucks. we have to do that. so at a local level, it they have to give us more help. >> reporter: the president will also meet with u.s. military personnel. tuesday morning, the nonprofit group oxpam announced it will send aid to puerto rico. they stated the group doesn't normally respond to disasters in wealthy countries, but said it is outraged at the u.s. government's slow,
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inadequate response. it's a copy paste forecast today from where we were yesterday. we've got sunshine out right now, and temperatures are climbing up to the 60s, into the 70s. it feels fantastic outside, with that low humidity, and relatively light wind. up to 71 degrees here in town. this magic number, the dew point is a measure of how humid, or how dry it feels outside. our clouds are at a minimum, and we're going to seek crisp cool nights, and really nice, sunny afternoons. up to 62 in gaithersburg. here's the deal. today is going to be nice. we look at satellite and radar. we've got this continued dry pattern, a glass bowl. a mixing bowl that you mix a cake in. it sat over the area. it's trapping storms away from the area, not allowing them into our region. where the active weather is
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and out towards the west. look at this, montana's got snow right now. we're not going to see snow, but i'll tell you what, eventually, we'll be talking about rain chances finally. the rest of today, we climb up from 70, where we are right now, up to 75 degrees this afternoon. temperatures falling into the 60s. we need rain. it has been 20 days since we've had measurable rainfall here in d.c. new models show the next decent chance of rain coming before the end of the seven-day forecast. i'll be talking more about when we can see that, and how much rain we could be talking about coming up. and of course, that seven-day forecast, it's always available on our free wusa9 app. thank you, melissa. from prince george's county, we're learning new information surrounding the death of an 18- year-old freshman at the university maryland who died after being hit by a car. police say maria fisher was walking off campus towards her on campus dorm
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hit by an suv, while crossing route 1. her father says that maria was set to meet him at the ravens game in baltimore later that day. also in prince george's county, police are trying to find the man who sexually assaulted a young girl as she walked home from a school bus stop. it happened on september 28, near devin hills drive, and grass mere court in port washington. investigators say the suspect pulled the child between two cars, and touched her inappropriately. the young victim was eventually able to break free, and run away. if you know anything about this assault, please call police right away. next, we take a look back at the life and works of legendary rocker, tom petty. plus, we'll clear up any confusion about when, and why he died.
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ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up
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ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
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[ bell ringing ] at the noon hour, the bells of the national cathedral range 59 times, that's once for every life lost in the nation's deadliest mass shooting sunday in las vegas. authorities in nevada are still trying to figure out what motivated a wealthy accountant to kill 59 people, and injury more than 525 others attending a country music festival in las vegas. police say 64-year-old steven paddock opened fire on concert goers from the mandalay bay sunday night, before turning the gun on himself. president trump will travel to las vegas on wednesday, to meet with victims and first responders. >> please stand and join us in a moment of silent
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from the victims, their families and loved ones, and also their heroic efforts of our first responders. in case you missed it last night, the nfl took a moment to recognize the tragedy in las vegas. it came before the teams took on the kansas city chiefs took on the washington redskins in kansas city. while the skins held on late into the game, they ended up losing 20-29. ♪ [ music ] ♪ i won't back down another big story we're following on the noon news, music icon tom petty has died. he was 66 years old. the confirmation comes after some confusion in the media yesterday afternoon about whether he actually died. there were conflicting reports before the rock superstar's manager actually confirmed his death. it all started when lapd released information that it later
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they said initial information was inadvertently provided to some media sources, acknowledged they had no investigative role in the matter, and apologized again for the inconvenience. tom petty was on life support before he died last night. the music legend was one of the world's top 100 best selling artists. the band that brought him to stardom in the 1970s, with tom petty and the heartbreakers, american girl was one of the group's many hits. on his solo albums, i won't back down, and free falling were popular. he was still drawing new fans decades after he became famous. >> i feel like they're old friends in a way, that we're all in on this thing. >> he thought this latest tour would be the band's last, because he wanted to spend more time with family. he had divorced twice, and had two daughters and a granddaughter. in today's health alert, october is breast cancer
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of cutting the ribbon on a unique breast cancer initiative, connecting two groups of women facing challenges. >> 3, 2, 1, go. >> reporter: the program is called rebra. after women undergo mastectomy, their preop bras don't fit properly. >> we're helping women on both sides of the equation. women who can no longer wear their bras, and helping them to do something really positive, after a difficulty experience. other side of the equation, we're helping women who can't afford them and who, for whom other things are more important in their lives. >> reporter: the re-bra partner is the interfaith center. the center serves about
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montgomery county. >> we have been getting a lot of requests for bras. all kinds of sizes, and when the brahm foundation reached out to us, i thought this is a perfect match. >> reporter: a donation will also help raise awareness. every bra donated through re- bra, will include resources for women to learn more about achieving, and maintaining breast health. >> underserved women are getting an article of clothing that's very precious, and often absent in their lives, and in addition, they're getting educated on breast cancer. it's a wonderful program. >> you don't have to be a surviver to donate to re-bra. throughout the month of october, the 22 pure bar locations in the dmv will be accepting donations. the brahm foundation is also
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melissa was talking about a chamber of commerce day. the only thing the chamber of commerce usually doesn't like is rain. but that's something we really need. >> it's getting dry out there. the grass is crunchy. the soil has dried out. your plants are probably struggling. if we don't have any rain, we can't get a nice fall foliage. luckily, some changes are happening, i think by the end of our seven-day forecast. so we will be talking about some measurable rainfall, finally. i mean, it's been a long 20 days. sunshine, nothing but it outside right now. it's a beautiful tuesday to eat your lunch outside. enjoy it. even for dinner time this evening. we're going to be pretty nice out there. the 70s this afternoon. it's one of those crisp, cool, fall afternoons. in the evening as the sun's going down, it will turn into a cool
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temperature today in fredericksburg. here's the deal though. it's been a long time since we've seen rain. 20 days since the 13th of last month have we had measurable rainfall. and the last decent batch of rain, we got over a half inch, was the very beginning of last month. this is nowhere near the longest stretch though. the longest stretch, if you remember back to 2007, we had that really dry stretch for over a month in september, and october. we're not going to make it there, i don't think, because of what i'm seeing in our future forecast. this is the promise of rain. in terms of the amounts, we're going to have to you can tay about the amounts with more certainty. this is going to be for the weekend timeframe, sunday into monday. there's going to be a disturbance down in the tropic. we're not talking about a hurricane. what this means is
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an increased chance of thunderstorms. this will start on sunday, go into monday, and then by the middle of next week behind us, i think there's the next blast of cool air coming behind it. for some of us, we're going to have this tropical moisture out east of the appalachian mountains. that tends to give us some better rainfall totals, vs. another cold front coming in. thursday and friday, a front stalled to our north may bring a stray shower, a better chance of rain increasing sunday, and into monday. just for entertainment purposes only, we're talking about how much rain? not much through friday. that stray shower chance thursday and friday, but i want to take the rainfall forecast out all the way through monday afternoon. you see this purple color showed up over southern maryland. that would be over 2 inches of rain. this is of course several days out, but we're going to watch these chances, because a couple inches of rain would
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good for us right now, we really need it. your weekend forecast, after seeing a drier saturday, a warmer saturday. sunday is when i'm expecting the better chance of showers and storms to come into the picture. this afternoon, mostly sunny. beautiful, warmer tomorrow, we'll hit 80 degrees. rain showers arriving sunday, and lasting into columbus day. we'll be right back.
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it's such a slap in the face. what's the point of me being a decent person? honestly, what's the point of meng
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surviver was grateful when uncle sam helped get him back on his feet. he had no idea, ten years later, they would come back, demanding the money back to the tune of $10,000 plus penalties. fema, a cautionary tale is at 11:00 p.m. tonight on wusa9. one final look at the forecast when we come back.
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tonight on wusa9 news at 5:00, was the attack in las vegas domestic terrorism? depends on who you ask. plus, we'll talk to a former fbi profiler about the weapons
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more about the victims in the attack. dry this week. maybe a good soaking rain coming by the end of the weekend. >> all right, we'll hold onto that. that's it for wusa9 news at noon. we'll be back
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ralphcandidate for governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs. but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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>> jack: did you need something? >> dina: my laptop. >> jack: ravi's in charge of those. i believe he's gone for the night. >> dina: well, i know you're still very upset because of those pictures of you and nikki i gave victor. but don't worry. >> jack: oh? why not? >> dina: because victor assured me he's not plotting any revenge against you. >> jack: if you believe that, mother, you are a fool. >> nick: yeah, hi. this is nick newman. my account was emptied. um, i need to know if this was a bank error or if it was hacked or something. i know it's after hours, but can


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