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indicate a systemic problem. scott broom is in upper mar borrow this afternoon to tell us more about this. >> the graduation rate in prince georges county is a big teal. all along it's been the key metric indicating things getting better here. but this audit casts doubt on all of it. we couldn't be prouder of you. >> prince georges county school ceo dr. kevin maxwell has seen graduation rates rise 8% on his watch. and he's been rewarded with a new contract. but this new audit of graduation figures casts doubt on the accomplishment. 4.9% of students graduated in the past two years did not meet the important mum state winter storms for -- meet the minimum state requirements for a diploma. they can't produce documentation for others to explain why grades
or other irregularities occurred to allow them to pass. that raises questions 30% of recent prince georges county school graduates. they found graduations of ineligible students and manipulation of transcripts post graduation. dozens of complaints were collected about grade changes and the fear of retaliation for failing too many students. quote many teachers alleged that students were pushed through by administration. even if they missed classes for weeks or months the auditors wrote. despite these problems, the audit found quote no evidence of system wide intimidation by school leadership or evidence of system wide fraud. on that count today, maxwell, and the board of education chair, declared vindication. >> i've never done that. my team has never done that. and this report says we've never done it. >> there was
grades to boost graduation rates. >> maxwell sharply criticized disdent board of education member for blowing the whistle on the graduation problems by complaining to the governor who ordered the state audit in june. board members david murry and edward borrows responded. >> we said that hundreds of students graduated that didn't meet the requirements and the report conclusively said hundreds of students didn't meet the requirements. across the system. from top to bottom. in almost every high school. that's systemic to us. no doubt about it. >> school ceo kevin maxwell blamed the irregularities on poor training and failures by teachers and administrators to stick to policy. he suggested heads might role. many upper marlborough, wusa9
>> the school system is failing to properly educate far too many students and actively betraying the community's trust. prince georges county executive rishard baker by the way is running for governor. a substitute teacher is accused of being drunk at a high school. the 24-year-old was filling in for an art teacher at robinson's secondary school. a school resource officer was contacted when the students found him passed out and unresponsive when they tried to wake him up. he was arrested and taken to the adult detention center. police are looking for a man connected to a deadly crash in prince georges county. the driver of a car was killed this morning when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree. the passenger in the car managed to walk away from the crash scene. police say they want to talk to him to learn more about the accident. the name of the man who was killed in the crash has not been released. a dishonorable discharge for army
bergdahl. president trump declared that decision a complete and total disgrace to our country and to our military. bergdahl was captured after deserting his post in afghanistan in 2009. prosecutors were seeking a 14 year prison sentence. they claim the man hunt for bergdahl after he was captured led to at least three serious injuries. president trump is on the first leg of an important 11 they trip to asia. trade issues and the nuclear threat from north korea are expected to dominate the headlines. ahead of the visit, the u.s. put on a show of force by launching two bombers over the korean peninsula. the president is accompanied by secretary of state rex tillerson and when asked whether he expects tillerson to serve out the rest of his term, the president told fox news, we'll see. president trump's twitter account was deactivated for about 11 minutes last night. users tried to access the president's feed, they saw a message that read sorr
twitter says a customer service employee on their last day of work for the company pulled the plug on the president's account. some of the president's critics would prefer he tweet a little less. any way, the president tweeted his response to the disruption this morning saying my twitter account was taken down for eleven minutes by a rogue employee. i guess the word must finally be getting out and having an impact. congressman ted lou tweeted dear employee who shut down trump's twitter, you made america feel better for eleven minutes. direct message me. and i'll buy you a pizza hut pizza. while other twitter users showered that rogue employee with love. tampering with the president's official account is pretty serious business. twitter says they've taken action to make sure this doesn't happen again. an effort is under way to pay for a name change. after years of debate, the school named for a confederate general will now be called st
court justice thorough good marshal and others who fought for equality. officials say the change will be pricey. it will cost $1 million. they raised $8,000 so far. all donations will be tax deductable. local journalism took a gut punch a popular blog and archives gone. the mayor tweeted we were held accountable by dcist. he found this leaves a big void. >> city council votes, the restaurant scene, the latest metro mess. for 13 years that was the local news that was on the dcist. now is site looks like this. a letter from the owner. he says this is just business. it was getting too expensive. employees voted to unionize and he was against it. the sitest impact was big. this is crowd tangled. how we track the
stories on social media. the dcist had 313,000 twitter followers, 88,000 facebook fans. pretty often the trendiest stories made it to the top of the list here. the void is big. the post is a more traditional dcist. its own writers tweeted this is the journalist equivalent of blowing up the planet from star wars. the news is especially tough these days. the washington city paper sortedly up for paper. baltimore's city paper stopped operations this week. local journalism matters. reporters are your advocates, your representatives in your neighborhoods. now dcist employees are out of a job. but we do have openings here. maybe they'd join us. wusa9. >> the dcist was not the only blog to shut down. it was part of the gossippist network. and other blogs in large cities like l.a. and chicago are ending too. after a beautiful friday, we have a yellow weather alert ap
topper is on the terrace tonight. it'd be nice if we could transplant today's conditions into tomorrow. i guess that's not going to happen. what's the time line for the rain? >> the bottom line here is get stuff done in the morning tomorrow. because we're looking at the impact, wet roads, that's a high impact. no late yard work. that's a moderate impact. your need your umbrella tomorrow. that's a high impact. so let's start with a saturday morning. we have sunshine to start. temps in the 40s and 50s. by 10:00, showers begin to appear toward charlottesville. and by 2:00, showers and rain into fredericksburg. and then by 5:00, rain over spreads most of the metro area. we'll come back and let you know if we can salvage the back half of sunday. thanks. stilly head a prince georges county man says a police officer straight up lied to him after the two got into a car crash. plus the iphone 10, get your phones ready. we have some questions for you.
ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
oh another year another iphone. this time it's the highly anticipated iphone 10. and as always, thousands of people camped out in front of the apple store and others across the globe. do you see any smiles on those people? >> tonight's big question that we're asking for you to vote on, would you camp out for any kind of smart phone? use the wusa9 app. or head to wusa9.com/vote and let us know what you think. evan joined about 100 iphone fans at the georgetown store for a look at the new gadget. >> why get here so early? why not yet? >> why not? i want the phone really bad. this is when they're coming out.
you got to get here early. >> i'm buying two. one i'm going to flip. the second, it's time for an upgrade. >> show me the phone you is now. >> the 4s still. i can't wait to air drop something. >> i have a tweet. the unorthodox duck posted a video. she says this is pathetic. response? >> yeah, i'm pathetic. you're right. you're right, haters. >> the new iphone, the iphone 10x. i've gotten the iphone ever since they came out. >> hot off the shelves this morning, we were first in line. we did use the services of a line waiter so that we could stay in bed last night. >> she called it. i said there's no way they stood in that line. they paid somebody. >> somebody made some cash standing in that line. >> somebody made some cash. and somebody paid cash. >> another thing that's not awesome about the iphone is the price tag. it's 1,000 dollars. i'd be like this, don't get near me.
>> you'd need a force field around it. >> 90% of people said that's okay. >> do you really have to be the first person? >> it is kind of cool if you love the gadgets. but you have to be ride or die. you have to be hard core. >> if you don't like sleep. would you camp out for a smart phone? there's plenty of time to vote. we'll update you with our emoji voting command center at the bottom of the screen. we'll share that with you next half hour. >> he's like i'm winning this thing. >> our roller coaster weather pattern continues tomorrow with a blast of cold air. topper is back after the break to help us plan our weekend. we used to walk around with cigarettes and matches. after dinner, would you like a cigarette? >> it's been a long time since that happened. a flight attendant is honored for her th
1986. being swept in 2005 against the white sox. but today is the day they got to celebrate. the 2017 world series champions, the astros. thousands of astros fans clad in orange shirts and jerseys crowded the parade route. they brought the city their first baseball crown ever. they started out in 1962. they were the colt 45s. the houston school district canceled class today so students, staff, and families could all attend this monumental parade. >> looks like fun. president trump is tweeting about hillary clinton and the dnc saying people are angry. at some point the justice department and the fbi must do what is right and proper. the american public deserves it. that tweet is in reference to dnc chair donna brazil's new book, in it she claims clinton rigged the democratic national committee in her favor. she ys
the nomination. and the party was apparently $2 million in debt at the time. get ready for another onslaught of political ads this weekend. we're in the final days of the race to become virginia's next governor. and the latest poles show democrat, ralph in a dead heat with republican, ed. president trump endorsed gillespie, former president obama is supporting northum. election day is tuesday. we have you covered. we have a voters guide on wusa9 news.com. when betty nash started flying. eisenhower was president. elvis was on the top of the charts. and gas was a quarter. times have changed. but betty nash is still a flight attendant. the oldest in the world. bruce is live with how she did it. >> nearly 82 and still drawing a crowd. betty nash has been a night
and she is still strong enough to drag a struggling passenger into the aisle and start cpr. >> i just keep going. >> by golly the only way to travel these days, am i right son? >> when she started, tickets were $12. and you checked the schedule on the chalk board. >> they chalked up the morning flights with chalk. in the afternoon they'd erase it and chalk them up again. >> she applied because it looked glamorous. and flying the kennedys to boston really was. >> jackie kennedy was on my flight. and bobby kennedy. ethel kennedy, ted kennedy. >> what's special about betty is she has a little bit of love for everyone. >> it really makes a special experience. like the first time you go to disney land. >> it's really that good? >> i'm serious. >> wow. >> it's a job that can be really tough
but for almost her entire career, betty nash has flown the shuttle from washington national to boston so she can be home at night to manassas to care for her son who has special needs. >> i feel like i have not done enough. you know. >> you are are kind of an under achiever. >> in the lobby where she started in 1957, american airlines ceo honored her for her 60 years of service. >> it's a 60 year pen. there are not many of these in existence. yes you may, it's yours. a pen studded with diamonds. a box full of pins. and diamond earrings from tiffanies. >> there's the pin. and there's the earrings. >> but the modest nash insists it's not really about her. it's about her coworkers. and her customers. >> do i like my job? i love
>> at reagan national, bruce, wusa9. >> give it up for american airlines taking care of its people. betty nash has no plans to retire. she's the longest serving flight attendant. but she's not sure she can beat the longest serving american airlines employee. she's a mechanic at kennedy airport and he's 92 years old. besides elvis and eisenhower, here's what else was happening in 1957. >> you could buy a house for $12,000. president trump just turned 11. >> a couple teens paul mccartney and john lennon met for the first time. you remember that? >> no i don't. i'm not that old. but i am familiar with them though. >> your high school days. 57. >> you're funny. before you go to bed
hour. you gain an hour of sleep unless you have a dog or a young child. then it doesn't matter. 3-degree guarantee. i think we're okay today. the clouds gave me some pause. 78 for a high. the average high is 63. i'll let you know how we did tonight at 11:00. live look outside, 76 now. dew point, 60. that's crazy air mass. as warm as it was today, the record high is 84. which we set last year. it can be warmer. radar, this is why we did not issue a yellow weather alert. showers fell apart. a couple showers to the southwest rolling through cull pepper. that will continue to roll to the south and east. that will be just about it. high school football is in good shape. this is going to be toward chancellor at 6:09. maybe to fredericksburg at 6:23 or so. for tonight, cooler,
just cooler compared to what we had. yellow weather alert saturday afternoon through sunday morning, critical time, 5:00 p.m. saturday. 8:00 a.m. sunday. in cull pepper, it's for more like noon on saturday. enough to make your change your plans. but it's 49 hours long. that's the good news. turning chilly next week. 58 tomorrow. 67 saturday. bump that down a little bit. 74 on monday. 59 tuesday. only 54 on wednesday. and some signs of it being colder by the end of next week. tonight at about 10:00, clearing out, 63. still 63 downtown at 10:00. we're looking at 59 in buoy and 57 in fairfax. by 7:00, sunshine, the clouds are all ready on the increase, we take you to 1:00, we are showers into
12:00, 1:00, 2:00, southwest of town, that's where the rain will begin. inside the beltway, 4:00 or so. then we get to 5:30, light showers into frederick. temps don't move much. they're in the 50s. 56 downtown. 56 in frederick. the northeast flow keeps us on the cool side. by 10:00, light rain. still moving through. by morning on sunday, showers to start. i think it may take a while. but we should end the day with sunshine. sunday afternoon, your time to plan. and tomorrow morning, your time to do stuff outdoors, if you want to rake the leaves, rake them while they're dry tomorrow morning. 50s to start. it stays in the 50s. 56 by 1:00. clouds really rolling in. sunday morning showers, 67. afternoon storms or showers on monday, 74. we'll monitor that for yellow weather alert day. for election day, rain is possible. it may stay to the south. right now we'll keep it around 59. 50s wednesday, thursday, friday. but sunshine. coming up, the next big fitness en
puppies. see how you can take part in a beagle puppy yoga class in our area. plus activated charcoal promises a clean body and whiter teeth. why would you ever do this. there's a warning out. ivanka trump addressing an important topic. what she said about workplace harassment. narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members
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activated charcoal promised to deliver benefits like whiter teeth, preventing hang overs, and detoxifying your body. it's used medically to treat alcohol and drug poisoning. it's made by heating wood or coconut shells. the result is a dark flavorless powder that's turning everything from pizza crust to smoothies black. but now health experts are concerned about this new charcoal trend. >> the detoxifying agent of activated charcoal takes up good stuff as well. calcium, water, electrolytes. >> it can make some oral medication ineffective. we found out if it delivers the pr
i published the story on my facebook page. bmw is recalling 1 million vehicles because of problems that could cause fires. a malfunctioning heater valve could set off fires and issues with the wiring and the heating and the air conditioning. this impacted models made between 2006 and 2011. more trouble for 76ers. they sears. one of the locations closing is in maryland. the company all ready closed 350 sears and kmart stores this year. the news at 5:30 starts now. an update on breaking news. traffic delayed on the beltway near college park as police investigate a robbery turned into a deadly crash. a man suspected of holding up a store was hit by an
he then stepped out into traffic as he was trying to get away from the cops. some lanes were closed when the crash occurred. combine the delays with friday night rush hour traffic. keep it here on wusa9 and our website for updates. new information on a gruesome murder scene end thatted with two dead in frederick maryland. the victims, shondra and jermaine hill jr. the man accused of killing them, 24- year-old elijah joiner. deputies aren't sure of the relationship between the three but believe all of them arrived together at a home yesterday morning before the violence started. investigators say for some reason joiner attacked both victims in the roadway then got in his car and then ran over both of them repeatedly. joiner is behind bars charged with two counts of first-degree murder. police are sworn