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strikes against the military group isis. they are helping kurdish forces. delegations from israel and hamas are set to resume in egypt today. protests turned violent in ferguson, missouri just outside st. louis. looters targeted a gas station about other nearby stores. no injuries have been reported. nascar driver tony stewart sat out sunday's race after hitting and killing adroiter track racer an accident. the three time champion mean struck kevin ward jr., who are climbed out of his car. the local sheriff says criminal charges have not been ruled out. so far investigators have no
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evidence to support criminal intent. where tracking a gorgeous start to the work week back to work on monday with mainly supany skies. a new of the high, thin cloud. the clouds are going to thick spend lower. our weather planner agrees. hour by hour we'll take it out of the 9:00 hour. even by noon hour building cloud cover but still dry. late in the day though, showers are going to be setting up i 81 closer to the beltway. if you are just about to head out d get started this morning, temperatures are, for the most part, right around 70 degrees. we have winds out of the southeast, and to want another mild night as well.
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but the big change comes on tuesday. a cold front is on the way, going to adjust our temperatures. going to kick up our showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. that is why tuesday is our yellow alert day, mainly for the threat of showers and thunderstorms. wednesday looks really good as temperatures will still be in the 80s and a lot more comfortable. where dealing with a lot of issues on the road right now. timesaver traffic is tracking a problem we mentioned earlier. this is close to the bw parkway, attracting a lot of attention, even though it has been moved over to the shoulder. now let's look at major traffic flow. if you are traveling in virginia on i-66, very heavy for you now, coming from the manassas area you are going to be on the brakes as you make the drive into centerville.
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very heavy traffic flow, at a slow pace. leaving manassas, making your way all the way to the cap beltway. if the meantime, a very slow drive in virginia. folks starting at the harbor, where you are going to tap the bricks. not as slow for you on 66. still a shore delay for you there, then it opens. let's check our drive times now, 11 minutes from the harbor. another live look at traffic flow on the outside this morning as we are beginning to open up to a little bit of bryceness, in college park, looking good there you will go into delays as you make your way over to the nor side of the beltway in top good morningry
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county. the u.s. military continues to pound northern iraq with air strikes. >> the goal is to protect americans in the region and help thousands trapped to a mountain top. susan mcginniss has the latest. >> reporter: kurdish forces claim they have retaken two towns in northern iraq. the fighters are receing help from the u.s. military. the u.s. central command says u.s. fighter yes sir and unmanned drones pounded targets, destroying a mortar position and armored vehicles. the u.s. also dropped more food and water to tens of thousands of religious refugees strappedded on a mountain top
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in west he were iraq. these christians fled their homes after militants forced them to decide. stay and convert to islam or be killed the united nations calls the situation a humanitarian disaster and fears it could get worse. >> there is thousands of people. president obama said the air strikes could go on for some time. but continues to i want assist he has no planned to put u.s. combat troops on the ground. early today senior u.s. officials announced the obama administration has begun directly arming kurds in iraq. in the middle east israel and hamas begin yet another ceasefire. this latest truce is for 72 hours. it clears the way for i want
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direct talks. the truce weapon into effect at 5:00 p.m. laugh nigh. the fighting if the region has already claimed 2,000 lives. angry residents in ferguson, missouri are flapping answers following the weekend did he go of a black man at the hand of police. what thers ransacked darkened stores and ran through the streets of ferguson, missouri late sunday night where anger is running high, following the death of 18-year- old michael brown at the lands of a police officer. -- hands of a police officer. earlier in the day an emotional crowd called for justice. >> this is going to be a long journey for us and a battle. no one is telling us the truth of what happened to my nephew. >> reporter: the shooting occurred in the predominantly
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black suburb. st. louis county mischief john belmar said it all began when the officerren count erred two people one of them was drown. >> after that, the officer came become out of the car, exited his vehicle, and there was a shooting that occurred, where the officer, in fact, shot the subject. >> crenshaw lives in the neighborhood and says the officer shot brown multiple times. each after he put his arms up. >> the st. louis county police department is handling the investigation. attorneys with the justice department civil rights division have been instructed to monitor developments. several protesters were angry that brown's body remained on the streets for hours after the killing. the officer, who was not identified, is a six year veteran and has been put on
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paid administrative leave. a person shot and killed a woman inside her apartment. her body was discovered last evening in the 3200 block of sycamore lane. police do not believe the shadowasking random, but they vice president released a name or motive on a speck. the joker's jinx roller coaster at six flags will remain closed until workers can determine what caused it to malfunction sunday afternoon two dozen riders were stranded on a track some 75 feet in the air. >> just minor aches and pains. they were leaning against side of the cars, a few sore legs. we were given water. a few of them were dehydrated. as far as i know, none of them were severely injured.
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welcome back. we are looking good. daybreak is in progress. partly cloudy at reagan national now, but clear for college park and leesburg ag. right now in the 60s, headed for highs in the 80s. and yes, we will become mostly cloudy by later on tonight. i think for most of us the rain will hold off until after midnight. tragedy on the track in upstate new york. a young driver is run over and killed. and one of nascar's biggest names is at the center of the police investigation. basically the story has shaken the world of nascar. nascar fans stood alongside the competitors as the national anthem played at today's vip cup series. three time champion tony stewart was supposed to compete, but withdrew, hours
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after being involved in a terrible tragedy. 20-year-old stewart was taking part in a sprint car race saturday night when he caused a fellow driver, 20-year- old kevin ward, to spin out. ward got out of his crashed car and onto the dirt track to confront stewart. he was struck by stewart's car and killed. authorities have not ruled out criminal charges. >> as we speak at this time, there is no evidence in hand or no facts that would support a criminal charge or support criminal intent. >> reporter: spectators who saw the accident say they are not surprised. >> ward is being remembered in his hometown of port laden, new york. >> he was an outstanding driver and person. >> those who questioned stewart
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described him as visibly shaken. she say he is cooperating with the investigation. tony stewart released a statement saying there aren't words to describe his sadness over the depend. his thoughts and prayers are with kevin ward's family and friends. the ncaa will appeal a ruling which essentially opens the door for college athletes to receive some money. on friday a u.s. district court judge says the ncaa cannot prohibit college athletes from profiting. the ruling comes from requiring athletes to being a heats requires sportsmanship. candlestick park, phone for
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you are a photographer or an artist, olga says the rope why you liked first light. take a look at the beautiful pictures that start off our work week this monday morning. to get up early. >> it is. it is. if you are the kind of person who like to take in the first breath of the morning and energize yourself, the rest of us lake to keep our head on the pillow,. >> if you have to get up early, if you are just enjoying a nice start to the morning, this is a good one. we have had plenty of sunshine this morning. it has become partly cloudy here at going began national. we are going to get more cloud cover into the afternoon. we are going to go from mostly sunny to partly and each mostly cloudy by later on tonight. it still means, though, we are going to have an it up for temperatures to bump up into the middle raping. 80s. for most of us by later on this afternoon, it is going to be a
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pretty nice day today. overall though inside the beltway, inside the city center. if you are just stepping out this morning, the day planner as i mentioned is going to bring in cloud cover. most of that will happen after your lunch break today. pockets of some pretty poor visibility, mainly along i-95. we are down to 9 miles at dulles, five mills visibility into manassas. and areas will see patchy fog this morning. for most of us that would mix out very quickly as we head into mid morning. temperatures are fairly come tablet right now. the satellite and radar calm into our area the clouds are
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moving? by the 3:00 hour, spotty shower down to the south. showers beginning into tomorrow morning and then more widespread showers possible throughout the day on our tuesday forecast. we have gone with a legal low alert. here's how we are expecting today. forecast highs done the middle repeg. 80s for most of us. we'll take an it up to see a late day shower move on in. tomorrow is the day to watch with the yellow alert. angela? >> reporter: olga, thank you very much. on the roadways this morning, timesaver tracking looking good. at the american legion bridge. also at the woodrow wilson
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bridge. drive time from manassas is easing up. you are going to see the heaviest flow of traffic. on i-95 you are going to see the heaviest traffic if you from. those are your drive times, 25 minutes to make it to the cap beltway. again over to i-95 to springfield, 27 pitches. heading into bring field, making your way up to 35, if you take the inner lap of the beltway and springfield, heading toward braddock road as you make your way to i-66. in maryland on i-27 0 now, on
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the southbound side down to middle brooke road, down to the spur, we are starting to see a lot of brake lights asses you make your drive into bethesda this morning. once you hit the beltway again heading around to the american legion bridge, you are going to see pretty good traffic flow, for the most part. do you want 395 crossing the 14th street bridge, for the most part, no major problems, just pockets of congestion. we'll be righ what's up, george? massage chair. my little indulgence. dunkin' french vanilla swirl, my little indulgence. indulge in the sweeter, creamier taste of dunkin's new french vanilla and hazelnut swirl coffees and lattes -- try one today! evewith the highest levelde of engineering... design... safety... and performance. our latest creation is no different.
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on a southern-style biscuit. grab one for $2.99 today. america runs on dunkin'. welcome back. we have a gorgeous daybreak in progress. our lies will make it to the middle raping 80s before the showers and storms begin to want to carry us into our tuesday morning. angela. olga, looking good for the most part around the beltway. a live look at 45 and connecticut. as you travel through mop good morningry county. andrea? prince george's law enforcement are looking for who shot about killed a three-year- old girl. the man is 25-year-old devon ÷9
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wallace. nikki burdine joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. police say the little girl was for the the intended target of this alleged shooter, but that doesn't make this any easier to understand. police say it is now their top priority to look for this man, devon wallace. he is 25 years old. he will be charged with first degree murder. police say wallace and another amap were arguing yesterday afternoon outside a home wallace left the neighborhood and later came become with a -- back with a gun and fired shots. police are trying to make sense of this tragedy, a lot of questions remain. >> this case really hits home for a lot of us as people and parents and police officers. we are mes mberof some community and are egregiously offended by this senseless violent act. >> reporter: this little girl
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was just three years old. you can imagine what they are family is going through. anyone with information is asked to call police. 25-year-old devon wallace, we have his mug shot up on our website wusa 9.com if you want a better look at it. thank you. a shooting near nationals park left six people injured there weekend, -- this weekend. it happened early sunday morning in the unit block of n street t. it is unclear what perspective software the gunfire or who was targeted -- prompted the gunfire offer who was targeted. former attorney general jerry kilgore is expected to take the stand today.
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he was allegedly hired by star scientific as a consultant. the mcdodges are accused of taking more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. here's a look outside. we are in for a repeat of what we saw for the most part for the weekend. >> reporter: olga joins us live. how is it. >> reporter: it is delightful outside. the temperatures are comfortable and the winds are calm. yes quite a bit of sunshine in the morning, let's check your day planner. hour by hour. mostly cloudy by 12:00, we'll see moisture move in from the west. that will happen between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. but most of us will stay dry until about midnight. we are following a lot of since deputies, mostly heavy traffic though, as you make your way out the door this morning. as we mentioned we had an earlier vehicle fire that was
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causing some problems. for those of you traveling on powder mill road near the baltimore, washington parkway. this has been moved over to the shoulder but it is still attracting a lot of attention. as you make your way from college park to connecticut avenue we are seeing a bit of heavy traffic for folks coming in from the virginia side. we had earlier delays on 66 but not too bad making your way into falls church and rosalyn. also looking good for throes of you making your bay on 2395 now. an earlier shot of the 14th treated bridge, but again no major back-ups for you there. let's go ahead and step outside. get a live look at traffic flow for you here on i-66. a bit heavy for you, coming in from the manassas area. but no major delays.
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also another live look as we travel on the east side of the beltway. seeing reports of delays on the parkway as you make your drive on branch avenue over to route 4. now let's see what our partners over at cbs this morning are covering. >> reporter: we are in missouri where a st. louis suburb erupted in violence overnight. riots followed a vigil for an unarmed teenager killed in a police shooting. why high school students have investigating the crime. smoky bear turns 70 and the confusion behind his name. all of that and more. spirit of 45 days
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commemorates the end of the second world war and honored that where's veterans. >> sunday at the world war ii memorial, those vets honored some of the country's younger vets. stephanie ramirez low as us their living memorial. a father handed his young son a small pot of flowers to place on this wall. the new living wall of honor memorial, made to honor the post's servicemen and women, who are still fighting for our country. >> the important are importance of it is to show the american people, all people around that we are here to support. it is important that we work togeer. >> reporter: the organizers of this memorial say this isn't always the case. for two generations now military service has been volunteered. the problem? major general allen salisbury says maybe 1% or half of that serve in the military i don't
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most people in america have from one in their family serving and dope each know anyone serving. >> they are just pruning it now. so you are going to be able to see a little bit more. it says welcome home. >> christina married a soldier right before the start of iraqi freedom. >> i have penalty in the past 13 years or so sometimes our country doesn't know us,. >> if you would like to see the living memorial, it is going to be in our area. here at the mall, i'm stephanie ramirez, wusa 9 news. >> as stephanie said the living wall of honor is expected to stay at arlington national cemetery through september 11th. dc jobs wants to get you hired. hibe hers might eat it is
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6:45. olga breese is in for howard bernstein, and you have a yellow alert tomorrow. >> some of us are going to see a little bit of rain tomorrow afternoon and into the evening going to star off on the west side, but not hit the yellow level until tomorrow. steadier and heavier rain through early morning. so for today, i want you to enjoy the gorgeous start to our monday. it is pretty uneventful, overnight. clearing skies eventually. now we are seeing the cloud cover start to move back in beautiful view from our michael and son cam. holding steady around seven degrees. a few out lying 70s in the suburbs have lit the fbi academy here in virginia.
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and high school students learning what it takes to be federal agents. olga and i will in back in 25 minutes with traffic and weather. you can get your news and traffic 24 hours a day at wusa.com or on our facebook page.

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