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her pet died in a popular d.c. doggy daycare. >> nothing is going to bring my dog back. i can never soda, again. >> was it mention -- soda, again. >> was it negligence or an accident? >> what to do when the cops pull you over, but is that really necessary? >> tomorrow is a yellow weather alert day. we'll time out the rain hour by hour with d.c.'s most accurate forecast. let's get started. up first tonight breaking news in that horrifying texas church shooting, we are learning more about how the suspect managed to buy guns despite his past. you see, the air force failed to report his conviction on domestic violence charges to the database used to conduct background checks on gun buyers. the shooting rampage sunday injured 20 people and killed 26.
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the deceased range in age from 77 years old to an infant just 18 months old. >> we're learning more about the suspect in this horrible crime. it appears tonight that he took his own life. texas law enforcement officers say he had three gunshot wounds, two from a citizen who tried to stop him and the third appears to be self-inflicted. the suspect's name is devin patrick kelley. he was 26. he spent four years in the air force. he was court-martialed and given a bad conduct discharge in 2014. investigators believe that the shooting started with a domestic dispute. kelley had a history of them. so let's zero in on that. fbi profilers we've spoken to say a history of domestic violence in the suspect's past is not a surprise and here's a tough statistic, but it's an important one to share. if you are involved in a relationship where there is domestic violence and a gun is in the home, you are 500% more likely to end up dead. >> the ne
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on a wave of tough memories for hundreds of people, among them lisa o'neil. she managed to escape the washington navy yard as a gunman opened fire there in 2013 killing 12 people. >> i think back to what i went through and i feel really sorry for the people that have to go through this because it is a very emotional thing and it's tough. i don't understand why we have to keep reliving this, why there's so many people out in the world that want to go ahead and hurt innocent people and it's very confusing to me. it's frustrating to me, but i really feel sorry for the families that have to go through this. >> texas, las vegas, newtown, columbine, here's a question we're hearing all over the place. is this the new normal? debra alfarone has that part of the story told by three people who have been to hell and back. >> i think this is not the normal that
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daughter was shot twice and survived the virginia tech massacre. >> if a candidate for whoever office, local, state or federal office, is not a supporter of gun violence prevention, don't vote for them. >> rabbi praver was the rabbi at the only synagogue in newtown, connecticut, when the sandy hook massacre happened. >> we need you to draw very deep into the well springs of your faith. nobody is ever prepared for something like this. we weren't. you're not. nobody should get used to a mass shooting in a church or a school or anywhere. >> andrea powell of d.c. is a victim of random gun violence. >> it's not just about guns. it's about the people who access them. it's about educating individuals about other ways to deal with their problems. we're all connected and we have to start to care about the person next to us and the person
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a victim equally. >> debra alfarone, wusa9. what do you think about when you hear the word terrorism? a man drives a truck into a crowd in new york city killing eight people. now 26 people are shot and killed in a church in texas. both are horrible mass casualty attacks that happened just a week apart. president trump and others lit up on social media calling it terrorism, but the president's tweets about texas don't. that led to some confused and frustrated people tweeting why isn't this texas case an act of terror? our verify researchers went to the fbi and text of u.s. law. it comes down to intent or why a person did it. a motive has to be connected to some sort of political, religious or ideological extremism for it to be considered terrorism. now that was clear in the new york attack last week after authorities found materials from the suspect pledging
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the determination is even more clear cut when prosecutors decide whether to charge somebody with a terrorism- related crime. the u.s. code lays out specific legal definitions for domestic terrorism and international terrorism. again, if they don't meet the level of intent, they won't be classified as a terrorist act. so while you may be seeing posts on social media calling for the sutherland springs case to be called terrorism, our researchers found legally speaking unless authorities uncover a new motive, it won't be considered terrorism. as you might expect after a mass shooting, plenty of thoughts and prayers from congress, no serious talk, though, about gun control, just a reminder both parties supported looking at regulating those things called bump stocks after the las vegas shooting. so far that hasn't gone anywhere on capitol hill. we take a closer look at the debate over gun control in a story stephanie ramirez has on right now. while you're there you can hear
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woman who survived the virginia tech shooting. sometimes it feels like there's more bad than good. so we want to help fix that with some acts of kindness. i went out to shaw with a couple hundred buck and what happened next was absolutely priceless. -- bucks and what happened next was absolutely priceless. what if i told you, miss ruby, that i have $100 that i want to just give to you as a random act of kindness? >> is it real? can i hug you for this? >> reporter: of course. >> thank you, thank you. >> reporter: my goodness, yes. >> ms. santa claus. >> reporter: now i need your help, miss ruby. >> okay. >> reporter: i have another $100 that i want you to give to somebody. >> okay. >> reporter: can we find somebody out here that we can give it to and make their day? >> the lady that i was just talking to. >> reporter: you want to
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get her? now listen, you can't tell her that we're about to do this. >> i'm not. i'm not. >> reporter: just go get her and tell her to come out. >> she went in there? >> reporter: yeah. >> okay. >> now just wait until you see who ruby was excited to grab for that other $100 bill. it's a wonderful story and you'll see the rest of it tomorrow morning on wake-up washington at 6:45. then join us tomorrow night for another random act of kindness. we need more of those, right? now to a story you'll see only on wusa9, a local woman speaking out tonight after her dog died at a pet boarding facility in d.c. in july. the owners of that facility are adamant they didn't do anything wrong. wusa9 special assignment unit reporter whitney wild. >> dax has been the one constant in my life and he meant the world to me. >> reporter: a few years after she became a customer of wae
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facility in northwest, this woman boarded her dog at the second location, wagtime ii in southeast. she asked us not to use her name. >> we went to alaska and as a result of that, i needed to board dax. >> reporter: dax never tape home. nine days after dax -- came home. nine days after dax arrived at wagtime ii his owner said a puppy picked dax on his back killing him. the death shocked dax's owner. the website advertises 24 hour attention and care and separation by size and temperament. >> my understanding was dax was going to be placed in a pen with dogs his size around his age and that he would be supervised 24/7. >> reporter: she has now filed a lawsuit against wagtime seeking $150,000. she says wagtime was negligent in putting a 6-month-old 18 1/2 pound shelter dog in the elderly and tiny area
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a 12-year-old 4 1/2 pound yorkshire terrier. lisa schreiber owned wagtime llc and station wagon time ii. what about the allegation that -- and wagtime ii. what about the allegation that some negligence was involved? >> i don't see how. the rescue dog was a puppy. they had been together for a week, same room, no problem. what happened with dax was a very unfortunate incident, one that nobody really could have predicted. >> reporter: they don't dispute dax died there but say a cage free environment comes with some risk. >> they're unpredictable because they are animals. they are not people. >> reporter: the lawsuit says wagtime misrepresented services, specifically that daycare zones would be divided into classes separated by dog size and temperament and wagtime provided a specific elderly class zone where dax would be placed. wagtime's website advertises its fully separate and secure small and elderly dog zones. >> wve
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nor do we have that here. >> reporter: on your website there's a mention of it. >> we have it at wag 1. we have a senior dog room. here we do not. >> reporter: on the website it doesn't specify which services are for which location, so do you see how she can be confused? >> no. >> reporter: plainly our dog is safe here. >> absolutely. >> it's tough. i live alone and i miss him. >> reporter: dax's owner said she wants the district to implement tougher regulation on dog borders. wagtime says this is the first time a dog has ever died inside the facility. they insist their staff spends 24 hours per day inside the same room as the dogs. whitney wild, wusa9. >> we've got more information about the d.c. department of health regulations and guidelines for animals and pet shops on our website right now and on our wusa9 mobile app. >> our special assignment unit is just getting started tonight. next a report about a class
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aimed at saving lives when police pull them over. >> the chief is on the terrace with a first look at d.c.'s most accurate forecast. >> chilly to start, 48 down town at 5:00, 44 in manassas and by 8:00 46 down town, 41 in gaithersburg and about 44 in bowie, but rain on our doorstep. we'll come back, give you a timetable of that, what time you need to vote if you want to stay dry and look ahead to possibly another yellow weather alert later in the week. >> live from the nation's capital where it is cooling down you're watching the news at 11:00
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will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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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 and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable. the news at 11:00 continues with a heads up for you, virginia. tomorrow is election day. we're here to help. on our website we've got locations and hours for polling sites, a list of races on your ballot and details about the men and women running for those jobs all in our voter guide waiting for you online right now.
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grandmother had with her 16- year-old grandson, a conversation about what the first time driver should do if he were ever pulled over by police. my special assignment unit report tells how that chat motivated the mother, grandmother and virginia lawmaker to push for a change to keep traffic stops from ending tragically for young drivers. >> you look to your left and your right. turn your windshield wiper on, too. i would say my big concern would be a police officer pulling him over. he grabs him or something and, you know, something escalates. years ago it happened to me, you know. so it could happen. >> turn on the signal. >> orlando crouch wants his son darrius to learn more than just the do's -- >> let them take off first.
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>> behind the wheel driving in stafford county. dad is confident his son his obey the rules of the road, but both share an unexpected police encounter could turn deadly. >> young black people are getting killed or injured for no reason. >> they point to cases covered in the news or shared on social media. >> a turn signal is a big enough of a crime for you to feel like you need to take out your service pistol. >> as proof, especially encounters involving black males. >> it's not fair. i feel like we should all know the correct way to solve this. >> reporter: the solution was found 109 miles south of d.c. in the state capitol of the commonwealth of virginia. >> knowledge is power. >> reporter: a knowledge virginia state delegate juwan ward said all young drivers should be empowered with if they get stopped by police. >> i knew there had to be
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when her grandson got his learner's permit. that's when she knew it was time to have a talk with him, the same one she gave her sons decades ago. the lawmaker then searched the code about drivers and police pullovers. >> there was all types of information, but nothing was listed on what to do if you're ever pulled over by law enforcement. >> reporter: so ward wrote a bill that is now law. it requires virginia's public schools to teach teens taking driver's ed how to deal with a police traffic stop. [ bell ringing ] >> hi, guys. >> reporter: this potential life saving lesson starts in the classroom. >> almost every driver gets pulled over by law enforcement at least once during their driving career. >> reporter: the instructor leads about 40 briarwood high school students through a power point presentation. >> they want to let you know why they pulled you over. >> reporter: of safe steps and procedures to follow during a
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>> one of the things they talk about and emphasize is that a police officer can only react to a situation. it's the actions of the driver in the car that sets the stage for how things go during the traffic stop. >> guys, we're going to be over here. >> reporter: it's here in the school's parking lot where some of the 10th graders -- >> traffic stop virginia, victor, kilo. >> reporter: are put under mock pullovers under the watchful eye of their teacher and deputy mike senate to test what they've learned and how they will react. >> now that i've got you stopped unfortunately i notice you're not wearing your seatbelt. what's going on this morning? >> sorry, sir. i was kind of late to class. so i just hopped in, forgot to put it on the seatbelt. >> whether or not you feel the traffic stop was justified -- >> i'm sorry, i was trying to get home before curfew. >> -- think about your safety. follow whatever it is that the officer is telling you to do with the idea
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that's going to be the safest decision for yourself. like keeping their hands in view and not moving around and staying calm and not getting out of the car. >> the reason for the speed this morning? unfortunately i have a job to do. you have two violations. i did write you a summons. >> i went back and looked at the registration. the tags expired in august. >> oh, god. >> it's not the end of the world. >> reporter: the sheriff's deputy doesn't soft pedal the drill. critics and skeptics say teaching young drivers to comply with law enforcement does not necessarily save lives. >> people could be in the trunk. >> reporter: retired cop eric paul now instruct young drivers on safe steps -- instructs young drivers on safe steps to follow during a traffic stop. eric, because of your walk in the world, do you still worry about young people that look like you even if they take this course that this traffic stop may not end the way you want it to? >> i worry about people in general because the fear of the
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mindset of people, anything can happen. >> reporter: he tells the future drivers to remember the two cs. >> a conversation versus a confrontation. police are stopping you to talk, not to confront you. >> reporter: has this exchange changed maybe how you feel about police officers? >> yeah. i mean i used to think that i should be a little wary, but now i know that as long as i do what i'm supposed to do, i'll always be 100% safe. >> you got to kind of stop and kind of creep out there a little bit. >> reporter: as for new driver darrius, his dad hopes the education in traffic stops will be an extra layer in protection when his son is driving alone. >> hopefully it will teach them to try to relax, you know, and hopefully abide what the police officer is saying and try to get out of that situation. >> even though the traffic stop curriculum is drawing mixed reaction, there is agreement that the goal is to get young drivers to and from their
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activists argue it's just as important to educate police officers not to be biased against certain people. virginia delegate juwan ward said she will work to introduce a bill that will do just that. topper has his red and blue lights on tonight because we've got a yellow weather alert posted for tomorrow, but first how about that 3-degree guarantee? >> well, i think we're okay tonight on the 3-degree guarantee. went 70 for a high today and by golly, it actually made it to 70. so it was a bull's eye. now tomorrow is deceiving. i'm going 55. don't dress for 55. dress for the 40s, but 55 will probably be a midnight high. right now it is58, dew point. if, so cooler and -- dew point 50, so cooler and drier. bus stop temps 40s and chilly but dry, yellow weather alert tomorrow afternoon, falling temperatures, rain in the afternoon. vote early to stay dry. polls open at 6 a.m. in virginia. if you want to not worry about
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early. 48 tomorrow the daytime high, 48 wednesday, 58 thursday, but then 46 friday, probably the coldest air of the season friday and back to 52 saturday. now here is futurecast, 6 a.m. fading sunshine north and east of town, high clouds overspreading the area but dry. the morning commute will be fine, but boom, by lunchtime it covers everybody and even folks out along i-81, winchester, luray back in the eastern panhandle of west virginia you can have rain as early as 9:00, 10:00 in the morning, but by lunchtime it's everywhere. 52 downtown, 45 in gaithersburg, good rain through the evening rush. so just plan on having more patience, 40s, 42 gaithersburg, hagerstown and 46 in bowie. by this time tomorrow night still stop leftover showers, a little rain, -- some leftover showers, a little rain, nothing heavy, low to mid-40s.
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fading sunshine, 50 by 11:00 with light rain or showers west, 49 by 1:00 and rain across the board. we're going to keep rain in wednesday. i'm not sold on it. some models have it dry. some models have it wet. we'll say rain and cold 48, milder thursday, morning clouds and 58. this doesn't last long. 46 friday, coldest air of the season. lots going on this weekend, four football games. we're okay saturday, chilly, maybe 50, 52, 50s into the game at fedex hosting the vikings, maybe a passing shower and back to 60 and milder next monday. this is what we have today. in guy right here, -- this guy right here, if you're struggling with life, have some barriers you need to break, wait till you hear the story
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now wusa9 sports with darren haynes brought to you by xfinity. >> all right. here's the best thing i saw today, caps and coyotes in overtime tied at 2-2 and john carlson gets his first goal
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222 days, welcome back. caps won three straight the first time this season. the redskins are midway through their regular season, so that means it's time to take a look at our midseason honors and we start off with the good. top offensive play so far this season, how about on sunday against seattle. 4th quarter under two minutes skins down 14-10 and josh dawkins from kirk cousins, 30- yard pickup, set up the game winning touchdown. since 2002 the skins are the only team with a winning record at seattle. believe it or not, our worst play of the year was also during the seahawks game. bad snap and kirk cousins turns to running back rob kelley and turns him into the sacrificial lamb. kirk, come on, dude. what's wrong with that? and finally if you look good, you play good. best dress award, close between josh norman's spiked cleats which are probably illegal in some other countries
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d.j. swearinger's deejay outfit. that takes our best dressed title this season. for more on the skins versus seahawks check out our wusa9 facebook page and find our weekly podcast about the redskins feature with bruce johnson and your boy, d. haynes. here's something on sunday i really wanted to share today, 12 hours and 40 minutes it took this imply to finish the new york city player -- guy to finish the new york city marathon on sunday. i'm sure you're wondering why it took so long. sometimes the best things come with time. his name is dave frazier. born with cerebral palsy he can't run. he can't walk. he competes the marathon using only these, his hands to power a wheelchair. he finished the new york city marathon on sunday for not the first, second or third, how about the 10th time? frazier who is 45 years old competed in his first new york city marathon back
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he says, "i don't want people to praise me. i want people to appreciate life." well, dave, whether you finish first or last, you're a true example of pure determination and inspiration. >> you can learn a lot about life from watching have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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our yellow weather alert, but for the afternoon and we're talking about just a rainy, raw afternoon tomorrow, temps in the 40s. >> fun times. that's it for
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will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. ♪ that adjusts on both sidesumber semi-to your ideal comfortly bed your sleep number setting. and snoring? does your bed do that? right now during our semi-annual sale, our queen c4 mattress with adjustable comfort on both sides is only $1499. save $300. ends soon.
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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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i'm i'm up earlyax, for my most important job. -more peanut butter, daddy. -more peanut butter, daddy. as prosecutor, justin fairfax fought drugs, crime, and human trafficking. that's why he's endorsed by virginia law enforcement. buckle up. nothing's more important than keeping them safe and helping them prosper. as your lieutenant governor, i'll work to grow the economy and invest in schools and career training, because virginia's families need more results, not more politics.
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