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nobody they could see with a gun. >> this is ac homecoming this week, and it's ridiculous. >> reporter: officers are taking this threat seriously, with big homecoming events planned all week long. but they wouldn't say if any security changes are being made. >> oh, no, sir. howard university is going to have a homecoming week. we have already, and we will continue to plan a very safe event, and we had those resources already in play to do that. >> just the fact they responded this quickly, and this much force, shows they really take threats like this seriously. >> reporter: we do have to tell you that the school is also investigating a hate crime incident from over the weekend where a swastika and the number 666 were found written on the wall of a girl's bathroom on campus. right now, it's not clear if those two incidents are connected. we can tell you that home come of coming event on us
still expected to happen tonight. police say if they do step up security, they're not going it make it public. reporting live tonight at howard university, michael quander, wusa9. >> a lot of people who care about howard watching this story closely. thanks michael. many of you found out what was going on on the wusa9 app. so download it now, and you can stay on top of breaking news 24 hours a day. breaking news out of our prince george's county bureau. a grand jury says it was a hate crime. making that announcement after the murder of a black buoy state grad student was stabbed to death on may 20 by a white university of maryland student right there at the umd campus. stephanie ramirez was there for the grand jury announcement. live at the courthouse. >> reporter: adam, this is a case that drew national attention. hundreds attended vigils and even forced the university of maryland campus to address hate, and bias incidents with
well today, prince george's county, state attorney did not mince words when she called the murder unjustified, premeditated. today's indictment announcement also came with this. >> we're saying he was killed because of his race. >> reporter: because army second lieutenant richard collins iii was black. it was around 3:00 a.m. on may 20 when police say urbanski told collins to move. collins was waiting with friends at a bus stop, and when he didn't, police say it was all caught on camera, an unprovoked urbanski stabbed collins, and he later died of his injury. we know urbanski was a member of a hate group, but that was not enough for police to charge urbanski with a hate crime immediately. it took two months to
through his cell phones, computers, tablets. now we know they believe they have the evidence that will carry this charge, and hold it up when the trial, everything goes to trial in january. we're in prince george's county this afternoon. stephanie ramirez, wusa9. >> collins was supposed to graduate the next day from buoy state. prosecutors were seeking life without parole. with the hate crime, urbanski could face an additional 20 years on top of that. tonight the man who jumped a white house barrier is in police custody. we still don't know why he allegedly did it, or what his name is. investigators were also called in to look at a suspicious package there near the white house. get ready, another chilly night on the way. temperatures dropping into the 30s. our cheerleader, topper shutt out on the terrace tonight, and loving it. sounds like some of us could actually see some frost
morning. >> if you have plants, you want to bring them in, or cover them. if you can't bring them in, you can water them. if you go back to work, and you haven't uncovered your plants, that's going to do as much damage. the frost is very close to our average frost date. this is not unusual. this is almost on time. but look at this. everyone is under a frost advisory, even charles county, st. mary's county, howard county, everybody to the west and to the north. get ready. sensitive plants are not going to make it tonight with temperatures in the 30s. just about everywhere. even downtown, we're looking at temperatures in the 30s. these numbers are temperatures. those numbers represent the temperature that the air has to be cooled to to reach 100% saturation. you can't go below these numbers. we see 31's all over the place, so the atmosphere is very dry. we're going to
a wide range of low temperatures, 32 to 46. current temperatures, 63 in manassas, and leesburg. 34 in lateensville. 35 in sterling. we will come back, and talk about the average frost dates for some cities across the metro area, and also look ahead to the weekend. the hashtag me too is still spiking on nearly every social media platform. it was made popular by actress alyssa milano in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal. so many people on social media are sharing their personal stories of being harassed or assaulted. and some of these women are going public for the first time. just listen to these three. i was abused when i was 3 at a babysitter's house. they locked me in a closet, while they abused my friends. grabbed, op
all different incidents, all without consent, all without welcome. the same coworker would call me for months and ask if i remember him. the number of women sharing their stories is astounding. >> when i was 25 years old, i went to a concert with some friends, and ended up with a drink from one of the guys in the group. after that, my memory goes black. >> i met this guy. i was excited, it was to be a fun date of dancing in the city. he turned violent. something in me gave my strength to run. >> i was harassed by my male supervisor. i did report him to the compliance officer who was very supportive, and she asked me to report it to the executive director, and sadly, she was not. left me feeling demoralized. >> it's not always men who are the perpetrators. actress jennifer
her story of abuse and it began with a producer telling her to lose 15 pounds. >> during this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup, with about five women who were much, much thinner with me. we all stood side by side covering our privates. after that degrading, and humiliating lineup. the female producer told me to look at naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet. >> another woman is credited with starting the conversation about workplace sexual harassment. she's gretchen karlsson, and she appeared on cbs this morning. >> look at what's happening with the harvey weinstein story. >> you call that a tipping point. you call that a watershed moment why? >> because women are putting their names and their faces to this issue. it's not just anonymity anymore. i really believe as horrifying as those revelations were,
work i've been doing for the last 15 months is paying off. >> karlsson reached a settlement with 21st century fox. she says she was fired because she refused the sexual advances of roger ales. karlsson also received a public apology from the company. >> if you want to share your stories, feel free to do that on our wusa9 facebook page. still ahead, the controversial costume from world war ii, yanked by an online retailer after some pretty big outrage on social media. >> plus the challenges that face local police agencies when it comes to dealing with people who have dementia. >> fentanyl may be the most dangerous drug in america right now. after the break, a big time bust, and a look at the staggering hold this synthetic opioid takes. >> the dow hit 23,000 for the first time today before closing at 2 points under.
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president trump's nominee to be the next drug czar has withdrawn his nomination. a 60 minutes report revealed that congressman tom marino tied the dea's hands in fighting the opioid epidemic. president trump wrote this morning, representative tom marino is withdrawing his name as drug czar. tom is a fine man and a great congressman. >> he told me look, if there's even a perception that he has a conflict of interest, he doesn't want anything to do with it. >> the bill in question passed im
missouri senator claire mccaskill has introduced a bill to repeal the law. as part of the war on opioids, the justice department announced indictments against two chinese nationals. they allegedly used the internet to sell the painkiller fentanyl to drug traffickers, and people in the united states, which is part of a growing trend. >> more and more of our citizens are being killed by fentanyl. these are synthetic opioids that are much stronger, and much more dangerous than heroin. a few grains of fentanyl can be a lethal dose. >> the cdc estimates 20,000 people lost their lives just last year, due to fentanyl. in all, 64,000 people died from drug overdoses last year. that means nearly 1/3 are a result of fentanyl. experts say that number is rising at a dramatic rate. the battle against the california wildfires not over ye
five people were hurt today battling the northern california wildfires. the flames are just out of control in santa cruz county. they range in age from 14 to 100. one of the victims was a woman who jumped in a pool to escape the flames. she hung on for five hours before dying in her husband's arms. >> it was just a miracle that my father survived it. i wish my mom had had the stamina to make it just a little bit longer. >> armando suffered second degree burns. the search continues for dozens of people still missing. approximately 100 people are still unaccounted for. their players are standing up for the rights of every single american to be able to live freely. >> nearly two dozen protesters
took a knee outside of the meeting between the players, and team owners in new york. the two sides are meeting in new york city, trying to come up with a compromise in the wake of the national anthem demonstrations. our sports director, darren hayes is in new york city. he yesterday, we told you about the four locations that d.c. is laying out for its proposal to bring amazon into the district, or to try to get them here. dozens of cities are making bids to become the second headquarters of the online retailer. but some say the company is creating an unfair bidding war for tax breaks. tony decopele reports. >> how do i get amazon to take notice of kansas city? >> reporter: the kansas city mayor took his own challenge, by slipping kansas city factoids into reviews of a thousand amazon products. >> at $14.99, these wind chimes are music to my ears. >> reporter: really, anyt
attention of the world's largest online dealer. which is why utah sent a cactus. and several cities got help from amazon's personal assistant, alexa. >> where is the most interesting company in the world going to locate? >> obviously, washington, d.c. >> reporter: still, some cities aren't getting involved. citing amazon's emphasis on subsidies, and incentives. in a wall street journal op-ed. amy lou warns that amazon's second city could suffer some of the same issues now plaguing its first, seattle. >> there are real tradeoffs in being
seattle now experiences high inequality. >> reporter: some canadian cities including ottawa, and toronto are also submitting bids, and canada's immigration policies could help with international talent. amazon is expected to make its decision next year. >> those cities have until thursday to submit their bids to amazon. all right, everybody wants a piece of amazon. everybody wants to know what the temperatures are going to be. >> i think we're okay today. i was going to lower it last night, but i didn't. i think it's going to be okay. we went for a high of 65, which is a little bit below average. we've not had many days below average this october. i think we're going to be all right. we'll add everything up tonight at 11:00. we're going to go 71 tomorrow. so a little bit milder tomorrow. a live look outside. it is just gorgeous. it's 62 right now. that's good
65. 31degrees, that's how low it could go tonight. you know what? we have calm winds, we have clear skies. so some areas are going to be right around freezing. coldest so far. frost possible in most suburbs. again, you folks in charles county, st. mary's county, are under the frost advisory. sweater time, or sweatshirt time. the kids are really young, maybe a winter coat. they'll end up carrying it home, i know. that time of year. mild, or just spectacular on wednesday. warmer, and just beautiful on thursday. this is really a nice stretch of weather. okay, here are the frost advisories, it does include prince george's county, all points north and west. there are freeze warnings south of winchester. so a pretty good chance. obviously, a much better chance of getting frost tonight in gaithersburg and rockville. if you have plants you want to keep, i'd bring them in. average first frost day.
that's about on average. winchester's tomorrow. that's about average. frederick, october 20. fairfax, october 24. rockville, also the 24th. woodbridge, the 28th. we're certainly in the realm of climatological average for the frost advisories. picture perfect. a pair of 76s and friday and saturday. 78 on sunday. and we do not have a drop right on through sunday. 6:30, 52 downtown. walking sparky after dinner. a light jacket is probably a good idea. even 45 in la plata at 10:00 tonight. tomorrow morning, these numbers are a little bit high. i like the 36 in manassas and culpepper. probably 33, 34 in damascus at 6:00. by 9:00, we're holding in the
temps rebounding a little bit into la plata. 67 downtown. even 67 in romney. and 65 in cumberland. 67 in culpepper, also, manassas. tomorrow evening, about this time, we'll be holding in the 60s. a little bit milder than tonight. tomorrow night will not be as cold. temps will not fall as fast tonight or tomorrow night. so, on the day planner, 40s to start. again, these are downtown temps. 52 at 9:00, but 67, just gorgeous by 1:00. now we get into thursday, beautiful. milder, 74. gorgeous on friday. 76, so high school football looks great. bison in town on saturday. warm. 76. got the marine corps marathon on sunday morning. beautiful. 78 for a high. upper 70s monday. another cold front. late monday, monday night, i really think most of
monday night into tuesday, and may linger all day tuesday. highs still in the mid-70s next tuesday. new jersey senator, corey booker is throwing his support behind vin jealous. jealous wants to unseat larry hogan. booker plans to join jealous for an event in prince george's county. jealous is the former leader of the naacp. there is a long list of other democratic candidates. to new york city now, where a bull on the loose at a park in brooklyn has finally been cap purred. yeah, that's new york city. so far, no one knows where it escaped from. the fire department says the bull knocked over a stroller, as he just strolled into prospect park. that child was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. no word how seriously the child was hurt. dozens of people gathered to watch before the animal
bull, and carted it away before it could get into any china shops. straight ahead, the potentially deadly problem that has ford being urged to recall more than a million explorers tonight. >> and the challenges local police agencies face when it comes to dealing with patients who have dementia. >> and what john mccain said about isolationism last night, that is being shared across the country tonight. >> this is wusa9 news at 5:00. we are back right after this. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam and 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.
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arizona senator john mccain was in philadelphia as this year's recipient of the national constitution center's liberty bell last night. but it was his fiery comments at president trump and his advisers that have everyone sharing this clip tonight. >> to refuse the obligations of international leadership, and our duty to remain the last best hope for earth, for the sake of some half baked scurrilous nationalism, cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than find problems. let's talk about some consumer news now. you'll want to hear this, for five straight weeks, we've been paying at the pump. the national average for
gallon of regular unleaded is about $2.47. we're paying a little bit less in the d.c. area, about $2.43 a gallon. netflix executives say they expect to spend $8 billion on original content next year. they added 5 million new viewers. it now has more than 100 million subscribers around the world. and facebook is appealing to a younger audience. the social media giant, just bought the app tbh, which stands for to be honest. the app lets the kids survey their peers, give them compliments, and positive feedback, and some even say it's got an anti-cyber bullying scene. the news at 5:30 starts right now. >> it starts with this. we saw a really moving new facebook post today about a police officer who found a woman with dementia, lost in the woods near her home in montgomery woods. it got us thinki
deal with trying to keep loved ones safe when alzheimer's, and dementia takes over. we asked scott wood, and what advice for families. >> i got to tell you, i don't know how a 78-year-old woman with dementia, wearing slippers, and pajamas got herself down in this ravine without getting hurt or killed, but here are the pictures. montgomery county police found this 78-year-old woman saturday morning near cape hart drive in montgomery village. the woman had wandered away from her nearby home and caregiver overnight. one officer sent this text, quote, i was praying out loud and saying god help me find her. i kid you not, less than five minutes later i found her. what a relief. it turns out montgomery county has an entire unit of officers dedicated. because it happens all the time
with special needs like autism, or developmental disabilities, or in this case, dementia go missing. that is a lot of missing people. >> about half the time, we locate the person, it's loved one, before family members even realize they're missing. >> officer lori reyes is in charge of this very special kind of police work here. >> we really need to have identification on the loved ones at all times. >> reporter: so here are reyes's top tips for families. all people with dementia, and alzheimer's should wear prominent id with contact information like these bracelets that montgomery county police give away. put an alarm, or dingers on doors, so you're alerted. and a send a letter to your neighbors. even the ones you don't know, letting them know you have a loved one who might wander. >> you feel like somebody is out of place, or somebody is in need of assistance, go ahead and make that call. let us decide