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monmouth park racetrack and more than 1,500 flights in and out of new york have been canceled. let's get over to topper shutt in the weather center. will we see anything from this? >> a little bit. certainly we'll see winds later tonight and tomorrow, but just like sandy we are very lucky in terms of where we are as opposed to being in new jersey or new york. we have a live shot for you. it's snowing to beat the band up in new york at rockaway. we're looking at several inches by the water, but you move inland, there's 3, 4 inches on the ground in northern new jersey, interior connecticut anwe have a live shot of manhattan. it's snowing in new york, wind gust of 35 in laguardia and a wind gust of 43 in islip, nothing like what we saw with the superstorm, but wow, this is really insult to injury. in terms of not having heat or electricity, this is not what you want. you can see the snow in all of new york, connecticut and new
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jersey, a little mix showing up on the dell marv. we just have rain. we'll -- delmarva. we just have rain. that may mix with or change to snow briefly late tonight before everything pulls away, winds gusting to 26 miles per hour in annapolis. we could see winds gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour both tonight and tomorrow for us. so light rain or snow east tonight and then it stays dry in the western suburbs, dry morning commute, good news. keep the jacket handy. it will be windy and chilly tomorrow. we'll come back and talk about the weekend. i think you'll like our change in weather pattern. we stand ready to work with any willing partner, democrat, republican or otherwise who shares a commitment to getting those things done. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> that's that sure sounds nice. the election's all done. now the question, can democrats and republicans find a way to work together to move the country forward and solve some
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very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cliff. if congress doesn't do something, americans face a rollback of tabb cuts as well as big slashes to defense and social programs and although it has no impact on the outcome of the election, cbs news has not called the election in florida. two counties it seems are still counting their votes for president. overseas prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he'll continue to work with president obama to continue to protect israelis and china's leaders say they're optimistic that a second obama term will give boat countries time to improve
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their -- both countries time to improve their relationship. most investors are concerned nothing has really changed. >> reaction not so positive on wall street, the dow dropping more than 300 points finishing below 13,000 for the first time since august. much closer to home the celebration already well underway for supporters of maryland's same sex marriage referendum. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow in takoma park, home of sarah morgan and kayo gamber who have been together more than 20 years and raised a talented 19- year-old daughter. >> it's just been a long, long time coming. >> reporter: despite all that they say they've never felt more like a couple than they do today. one day after maryland voters became the first in the country's history to approve a same sex marriage referendum. >> it feels like you are legitimate and you are here. you're not an embarrassment. i'm so proud of this date and i'm so proud this happened, especially since it's the very
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first time. >> reporter: as a result of yesterday's historic vote, gay couples in maryland can start getting marriage licenses on january 1st of next year, less than two months away. >> it is overwhelming. >> reporter: kayo and sarah say they plan to be among the first in line for their marriage license on new year's day. >> absolutely. >> reporter: then plan on getting married sometime next fall. matt jablow, 9 news now. >> tonight some officials in maryland literally licking their chops over the extra cash that may soon be coming in from expanded gaming. >> one of the things we said throughout the campaign was this money is committed to going toward education. the money will go toward education and to have a destination resort that can bring in an additional $200 million to the state and $40 million additional revenues to prince george's county was a good thing for all of us. >> that, of course, rushern
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baker, prince george's county executive speaking in silver spring this afternoon, but it could be a kick in the teeth to west virginia. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in charlestown, west virginia. after question 7 in maryland expanding gambling, what's next here? and it's not just the casino that's a loser. today jefferson county's emergency services department was busy saving the life of a man who fell from a rooftop. the department's entire $2.1 million budget comes from, you guessed it, gambling revenue. the director is doug pittenger. >> if we were to take a loss of revenue, we'd have to make cutbacks. >> reporter: it was gambling revenue that built the new emergency services building, gambling money that makes up 25% of jefferson county government's entire $28 million budget. patsy nolan is president of the county commission. >> it is very important. it's grown in its importance to jefferson county and we are going to have to learn to do more with less. >> reporter: turns out
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gambling revenue here is actually a life and death issue. in charlestown west virginia, scott broom, 9 news now. those long lines led to some short tempers at some polling places in prince william county and now the board of elections will consider possible solutions trying to make sure there's no repeat performance next election. this was the scene at one precinct where voters had to wait as long as five hours to katz their ballots. roughly 20,000 more prince william county county voters showed up at the polls than in the 2008 presidential election and not everybody had such a pleasant experience. >> it was pretty remarkable. i mean i have a 6-year-old daughter. we were in line about an hour and a half in the cold, but good conversation, plenty of laugher it and then she had the chance to go into the vote -- laughter and then she had the chance togo into the voting booth. >> one solution under consideration already, buying more voting machines. a makeshift dance stage, illegal rooms and wires hanging everywhere, that's what
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neighbors and d.c. officials say was going on in a moment on south dakota avenue in northeast -- home on south dakota avenue in northeast. we are told this motor home was part of an illegal addition attached to the home. workers pull ad part the home and bus two hours ago. it was a victory for the neighbors who were complaining about the eyesore for some time, but there was 1 big problem. >> there is a deceased individual that owns the house. it's going through probate court right now, i believe. someone has been acting as owner of the property. >> the chief building official ordered the building itself boarded up and vacated. it's all a result of code violations. nine women, nine attacked and police think the same man is responsible for all of these incidents in northern virginia. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in springfield, virginia, where now a ninth case has been linked to the serial groper in fairfax county. nearby residents are on high alert after the latest attack on hibbling avenue near
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dunwoody street in springfield. >> i'm going to walk home in a few minutes and i'm a little scared now. >> reporter: the 42-year-old victim was disturbed by the incident but delayed telling anyone because she didn't know the process of reporting a crime. >> she was talking to a friend and the friend urged her at that time to call police. >> reporter: a woman who doesn't want to be identified said her mother is one of the nine victims attacked back in september also on hibbling avenue. >> i'm scared, yes. >> reporter: she was scared? >> yes. >> reporter: she said the man grabbed her mother's breast. she screamed and struggled to get free. bottom line is that police want to catch this man before it escalates into more cases. in springfield, virginia surae chinn, 9news. straight ahead on 9news hawks fans are celebrating a bit and we could soon have a 51st state and in a minute or two congressman elect john delaney joins us live in the studio.
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puerto rico may beat out washington d.c. in becoming the 51st state in the union. a small majority of voters in the u.s. territory voted to seek statehood yesterday. this is a move president obama said i supports. the referendum -- he supports. the referendum requires final congressional approval. the citizens of puerto rico cannot vote in presidential elections. this is how they defeated prohibition against alcohol one step at a time. >> the first two states in line washington and colorado voted yes to legalizing recreational marijuana. that measure in both states allows licensed retailers to sell pot. users have to be over age 21 and can possess an ounce at a time. the laws do set the stage for a
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potential showdown with the federal government which still says smoking pot is illegal. here's a live look outside now. it is already chilly. topper is here in minutes with a look at the full forecast including the latest on the nor'easter. >> and right after the break congress member elect john delaney is right here beside me live in studio. we've got questions.
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he had been serving in maryland's district no.
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6 since 1993, but now republican lawmaker roscoe bartlett is on the way out. he lost yesterday to democrat john delaney and joining me in studio is congressman elect john delaney. we want to thank you for joining us and congratulations on the big win. >> thank you, derek. >> let's put you to work right away. voting was a big problem yesterday, a lot of long lines and frustrated voters. what do you want to do about that? >> it's a state issue. >> maybe it shouldn't be. >> maybe it shouldn't, but i'm in favor of doing anything we can to expand voting opportunities. we should have more early votes, we should have more locations and we should even consider things at least in maryland like voting by maryland which they do in washington state. it's proven to be very successful. >> more money is what a lot of people would say you need to do. >> i think we get a better return on the investment with broader participation in the democracy. >> let's move on to the fiscal cliff. a lot of folks are counting on the lame duck congress to do something about it. that will be roscoe bartlett, the man you replace in january. have you talked with him on what you think he ought to do?
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>> i haven't talked with him specifically, but i think the current congress should defer it to the new congress which i know people have resistance to deferring things, but i think the new congress elected by the people should deal with this problem because it is a very significant problem and we should deal with it with time and have a measured approach. >> fair enough. let's say that were to happen. what's the thing you'll be willing that's close to your heart to sacrifice to make compromise work because that's what compromise is all about? >> i think to make it work we need to follow the template laid out in the bowles simpson deficit report which was a very balanced approach. we cannot deal with our fiscal situation across the long term unless we tough revenues, entitlement reform and defense spending and the only way to deal with this problem is to have a balanced approach. >> what would you give up? >> it's hard to say because i think you're not asking in the context of what thing i'm trying to advocate for. >> right. >> but i just think in general we need a balanced approach.
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i think what's terrific is the deficit commission from mr. simpson and mr. bowles who i think are heroes, i think they were given a job and did it. >> you're a business guy. i think mitt romney would call you a job creator. are you bringing something to the table that maybe another democrat might not bring? >> i've started two companies in maryland, created over 2,000 jobs, both of which became new york stock exchange company. i've always been a democrat. so i come at this from the perspective of what i consider core democratic values but real experience creating jobs. >> in two states they have now rlealizeed marijuana. what do you think ought to happen and -- legalized marijuana. what do you think ought to happen and should the federal government follow suit? >> i haven't looked at this issue in any depth, so i don't have an informed position at this point. >> just wanted to see what your thought about the idea was. >> i'm sure you did. >> we can't trick you. thank you for joining us. well, the snow is already
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starting to pile up in parts of the northeast and this video comes to us from rocky hill connecticut courtesy of our friend the nor'easter. topper is here with a look at that forecast. this thing is just ugly. >> ugly and beautiful at the same time. it is nice being a little from the south not having to deal with the highest wind and snow. michael and son, live look outside, live weather cam, 40 divorce dew point in the upper 20s, pressure beginning to -- 40 two, dew point in the upper 20s, pressure beginning to lower a little bit. we'll zoom in. here is the storm essentially off the jersey coast pretty far out to sea, but its precipitation bands extend a little farther west than i thought they would back into connecticut and massachusetts, also into new york as well as new jersey where heavy snow is falling now. winds are gusting about 33 in laguardia, about 40 mile-per- hour wind in boston and a 54 mile-per-hour wind gust in
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nantucket. our highest wind gust is 26 in annapolis. we have a little light rain and showers pushing across parts of the metro area primarily east of i-95. that will be the best chance to see anything in terms of precipitation. temperatures are chilly, 40s and 30s, 39 in gaithersburg, 40 in rockville, 40 in great falls, 40 in fairfax, still 42 in college park and 41 in bowie. so tracking the nor'easter, light rain and/or snow primarily east of town tonight. it will stay dry in the western suburbs. good news for everyone, it will be a dry morning commute. keep your jacket handy and sunglasses tomorrow. yes, we'll see a fair amount of sunshine. now we see showers and rain baltimore, anne arundel into prince george's county. it moves out pretty fast. the clouds hang tough through midnight. then we see breaks and by tomorrow afternoon we're looking at pretty much pure sunshine. the winds will pick up, though. remember we're talking low 50s, but dress for the 40s tomorrow because it's going to feel a little blustery.
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tonight windy, cold, light rain and/or snow east ending by dawn, in fact, before dawn, lows in the 30s, winds northwest 15 to 25 and gusty. by morning, partly cloudy, windy and cold, 30s and 40s, definitely need a jacket and then by afternoon partly cloudy, windy and chilly. you'll need a jacket or coat all day. again highs low 50s, but factor in the wind, it will feel like it's in the 40s. next three days, well, our 9 weather alerts all green, a little blustery tomorrow, 52, 59 friday, temps finally going up and by saturday check this out, sunshine and 68 degrees. how nice is that? the next seven days and derek specifically told me a couple days ago i cannot change the seven-day and i've not changed the seven-day. in fact, sir, i've actually raised temperatures a bit, 70 sunday and monday, showers or rain tuesday, a wee bit cooler, wednesday back in the 50s and we have the heart walk saturday and the ravens home on sunday. >> making the temperature warmer was a direction that was
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allowed. >> i was wondering, okay. >> we'll be back in just a minute. we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag. the address is 9 news now will be right back.
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in the mailbag tonight election 2012, say what you want, feel how you may like about the results, but in a lot of places it was the process that was troublesome fraught with ridiculously long lines and betty from virginia wants something done about it. today my bent over 91-year-old mother who is a world war ii veteran herself drove to the polls, circled several times to find parking, no handicapped spaces available and then stood in line for an hour with her cane before her bones just couldn't take it anymore and she had to go home. this is a disgrace. is voting only for the strong,
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young and able bodied? betty, of course it's not, but i'm sure you know your poor mom was only one of thousands, maybe millions dealing with those crazy long lines and hours and hours of waiting and i have a couple take-aways from the situation. first of all, major league kudos to your mom and every other american who put up with that to cast your vote, but secondly, you shouldn't have had to. americans spend $2.4 billion a year on halloween candy. surely we can come up with some cash to buy ourselves a better system to vote online, by mail, something. and then there was this from our good friend karen in alexandria. given the closeness of the popular vote and the content of romney's concession speech, why doesn't obama put him to work as he did with hillary clinton after defeating her in the democratic primary and in the spirit of conciliation and as a step in healing the country give mitt a position in his second administration? you know what? i really like that idea. how about romney in charge of
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tax reform? give him some parameters and i'm telling you it is not so crazy as it may sound to some of our friends on the left, but let me know what you think about it. the address is and please, do not forget to include your name and where you're from. if you really want some answers, catch us at 11 p.m. tonight and i'll have one of the nation's premier election experts here telling us how to fix these insane waiting times to vote. that is our report. i'll be right back here at 11:00 with anita and topper. we'll see you then. bye bye.
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