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i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm derek mcginty. by this time tomorrow we'll be experiencing at least an inch or 2 of snow and bitter cold temperatures. >> let's get right to first alert meteorologist erica grow who has been tracking the system all day. >> we are going to be done with the snow by this time tomorrow. this is a morning event which is why the impact will be so great. the winter weather advisories are in effect for the counties in purple from 4 a.m. until 1 p.m. the national weather service issues these advisories partially based on how much snow we'll get and partially based on the timing of the system. for this one it is because of the time. before dawn the snow will start to make its way into the belt way. most of the snow will fall during the morning commute, so that timing could not be worse and the snow will reduce the visibility at times as you're driving to work tomorrow, but the good news is that it will be easy to clean up. it's light powdery snow. a snow shower is possible in the afternoon, but most of the snow will be over and done with by 1 p.m. here's what we'll end up with.
1 to 2 inches just outside of the beltway. you can see that includes the i- 66 corridor, the i-81 corridor and up and down 270. a trace to an inch south of that. we'll give you a better idea what you can expect and when in your backyard coming up in the first alert seven-day forecast. >> make sure you stay with wusa9 for up to the minute snow coverage. we'll be on early tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. first alert meteorologist howard bernstein and allison ray will have everything you need to know to help get you out the door. some d.c. area roads and residents may not be ready. it is the first real snowfall of the season, after all. >> jim osman met up with some people frantically preparing for all this snow. he joins us live now from bethesda. >> reporter: remember in december when things were relatively balmy and folks thought winter would never come? things just got real and folks in bethesda are preparing. >> i hope that's a good snow
shovel. >> reporter: the winter survival essentials literally walked right out the door of bethesda hardware store stroh snyders. store manager jim beckett has been through this icecapade before. >> the wife will ask where is the shovel and i don't know. >> reporter: joe avoided falling in that category. >> my snow shovel last year wore out. this happens every year. panic buying, so here i am. >> reporter: whether it's panic or shoppers using an abundance of caution, either way it kept this hardware shop hopping tonight after a weak december. >> pretty much december was flat. now they're starting to come in and realize that we're actually going to get some snow tomorrow. >> reporter: shovels, ice melters including the kind that's kind to pets. >> we have pets.
it's a husky, so they lick their paws. >> reporter: kept registers humming with activity. everyone has their own strategy for this first storm of 2015. how do you choose? >> for me it's whether they're really light. >> reporter: here's another strategy for you and it's free. it's the wusa9 mobile app. get the weather forecast, school closings and delays. it will be your best friend tomorrow. our overnight crews will be coming in shortly and be at the ready for you at 4:30 a.m. several lanes of viers mill road in aspen hill remain blocked following a deadly pedestrian accident. sky 9 was over the scene just before 6 p.m. montgomery county police are investigating and say the driver did stay on the scene after that crash. the victim has been identified as a woman. her name has not been released. virginia's former governor bob mcdonnell will be sentenced
tomorrow morning for his 11 count conviction on corruption charges. >> he could get more than a decade in prison, but as peggy fox reports from richmond, his family and other supporters hope for no jail time. >> reporter: in richmond tonight family members and close friends of bob mcdonnell speak out about their hopes for a lenient sentence tomorrow. >> he's doing as well as can be expected. >> reporter: maureen mcdonnell testified in her brother's corruption trial. bob mcdonnell and his wife whose name is also maureen were both found guilty of selling their prestige of the governor's office in exchange for gifts and loans from businessman jonnie williams. sister maureen mcdonnell wrote a letter to the judge blaming her brother's wife for what happened. while the federal probation department recommends bob mcdonnell serve at least 10 years, sister maureen says the public would be better served if her brother received community service instead. >> i think the alternative is really just capitalizing on
bob's strengths and leveraging why would you have a man who has such great gifts and talents and a heart to help other people to utilize that? >> reporter: robin trujillo, a juror, said it would be wrong for mcconnell to serve no time. >> there's no way we could not convict and if it was me or you or anybody else, i'm sure tomorrow evening we would be sitting in prison. >> reporter: former federal prosecutor chuck james expects a sentence of six to nine years. >> most judges would be loathe to repudiate a jury's finding. >> reporter: bob mcdonnell's attorneys are asking that if he is sentenced to prison time, that he be allowed to be out on bond pending their appeal. in richmond, peggy fox, wusa9. >> that sentencing hearing begins tomorrow 10 a.m. the defense will put on character witnesses and is expected to take a few hour. mcdonnell's wife maureen will be sentenced separately next month. some negative reaction over the latest revelations in a 16- month-old police involved shooting.
for the first time fairfax county police are releasing the name of the officer who pulled the trigger in the john geer shooting. hank silverberg joins us live from the fairfax county courthouse with some reaction from today's news. >> reporter: we are talking about john geer who was shot by police in 2013 during a standoff. in that statement released today some new information that he was apparently shot when he briefly lowered his arms during negotiations with police. we now know the name of the officer who shot him. >> it changes nothing. we're at the point we should have been 17 months ago. >> reporter: that's mike curtis from the watchdog group called justice for john geer. he says the one page statement from fairfax county police chief roessler did not say much. >> it said they produced the gun and they never said anything about that before then, before now. >> reporter: the police officer who pulled the trigger is adam torres, an eight year veteran of the force who has been on administrative duty since the shooting. the statement said police found eight guns inside geer's house
including one on a nearby landing after geer was shot with one bullet as he stand with his hands up in the doorway. fairfax county supervisor is hopeful three investigations will soon be concluded. >> the fact that it was bumped up to federal level has caused a very long delay and i feel strongly that it's important that we release the information sooner rather than later. >> reporter: the attorney for geer's family mike lieberman tells wusa9 the family is upset they had to learn about the information from the media and were not told in advance. he also says much more information should be coming out by the end of the month under the judge's order. this case has sparked a lot of protests the last few months. there will be another protest at this location, the fairfax county courthouse, thursday morning. live in fairfax county hank silverberg, wusa9 news. for the first time since
2006 congress is convening under full gop control. the new members will be sworn in tomorrow. republicans are taking the reins and you better believe they want americans to believe they are ready to act. likely first up on the list they are ready to approve the keystone oil pipeline. the white house has not supported the project but monday stopped short of a veto threat. stop lawmakers say they are prepared to pass a pair of measures adjusting portions of obamacare and immigration likely will shape the agenda. this week the house is expected to vote on whether to renew federal government's terrorism insurance program. that program expired the end of the past year. it was originally enacted in 2002 following the 9/11 attacks and it provides the government back stop for private insurance companies in case of catastrophic losses. and a new year means new speed cameras in d.c. and today five brand-new speed traps are up and running, the first in the 3400 block of 34th street northwest monitoring northbound
traffic, the 100 block of michigan avenue northeast for eastbound traffic, 100 block of irving street northwest monitoring west and eastbound traffic and the 3000 block of north capitol street northwest that will catch you going south and the 3600 block of eastern avenue in northeast monitoring southeast traffic. this is the 30 day warning period, but come february mpd issue tickets. jury selection got underway today in boston, but it may be weeks before a final impartial panel is seated in the marathon bombing trial. more than 1,200 residents of eastern massachusetts are on a list of potential jurors. candidates must be able to say yes to two questions, one, can you be fair and two, can you impose the death penalty if conditions are met? the trial is expected to begin january 26th. former washington redskins fred smoot was found not guilty of misdemeanor charges of
domestic assault. smoot was accused of saw thing his former live-in girl friend in november. following his arrest smoot was suspended from local on air jobs as a football analyst and he said today he hopes to get back on the air. . former new york governor mario cuomo will be laid to rest tomorrow. the funeral for tomorrow morning at st. ignatius loyola church on new york tess park avenue. a wake was held this -- new york city park avenue. a wake was held this evening. a member of the grand jury in the michael brown shooting is suing the local prosecutor trying to get a life time gag order lifted. the lawsuit doesn't name the grand juror, but that juror wants to speak publicly about serving on the panel. the grand jury declined to bring charges against former ferguson missouri police officer darren wilson over
michael brown's death. a judge ordered self-taught survivalist eric frein to stand trial. he is accused of shooting two police officers killing one of them before he eluded police for weeks. today there was surveillance video of the actual shooting that showed the two troopers dropping to the ground. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. the stock market slides as the price of crude falls to the lowest level in nearly six years. >> coming up what's fueling that and why prices could slip down even further. >> also dropping, that mercury. when we come back, erica grow will break down the arrival of snow
as i've matured and grown older and as a man you want to take more of a part in your community and assume more responsibility. >> the race to replace the late marion barry on the d.c. city council took a significant turn today as christopher barry, his son, took out petitions to enter the ward 8 special election and took some time to speak with our bruce johnson. chris barry said he really began to think about a run to reach place his dad when marion barry's funeral procession was patting through the neighborhood where his name was
legend -- passing through the neighborhood where his name was legend, but like his dad's past, he has some alcohol and drug experiences. >> what that would show me brought me to the lowest depths of my life and gave me a chance to look at myself and do a self- inventory and really gave me a chance to get a strong connection with god and found a good support system through my father and friends and really just showed me that your past doesn't determine your future. >> that special election is in april. you can expect the list of candidates to grow. there's already 24 names on it. not such a good day on wall street. the dow jones industrials dropped 331 points, the biggest drop in months. nasdaq and s&p 500 also took big dive. gasoline prices could fall further because the price of crude oil fell to just below $50 a barrel. banking giant morgan
stanley is dealing with a different kind of data breach. the company says a rogue employee stole data from about 900 of the firm's wealth management clients in an attempt to sell the information. morgan stanley has since fired that employee and turned their name and information over to law enforcement. a break in the weather today allowed divers to search for large pieces of wreckage from the air asia disaster. the search teams hunting for flight 8501 say they may have located the section of aircraft containing the black box and data recorders. sonar identified five large pieces down on the ocean floor, but the currents are too strong and that keeps the searchers from being able to get any closer. 37 bodies have been recovered from the java sea, but there are still 125 missing. the first group of 23 dogs rescued from meat farm in south korea have arrived in d.c. humane society officials tell us the meat farm has been shut down. the owner sign an agreement to stop raising dogs for food.
12 dogs arrived at the animal welfare league of alexandria tonight. the rest get here tomorrow and eventually they'll all be up for adoption at six area shelters. >> i want that one, so cute. cebook copyright message has been making the rounds on the internet. the message suggests that facebook basically owns everything you post on the site, but it does not. you own all this data. don't waste your time with that copyright mumbo jumbo. it's a big hoax. prince george's county state's attorney angela alsobrooks was sworn in today, her second term. >> our colleague lesli foster acted as emcee for the ceremony. angela alsobrooks became the first elected female state's attorney in prince george's county history in november of 2010. always watching always tracking wusa9 first alert weather. >> snow arriving in the early morning hours. that means it could be a mess for the commute. >> absolutely. the snow will just reduce visible. it won't be a big accumulating
snow, but presence of snow during the morning rush is enough to make things a little treacherous out there. so tomorrow is a yellow alert day here in the first alert weather center. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam at reagan national airport. it's still completely dry there, but we have clouds and 30 degrees and notice the wind has also picked up. it's out of the north, northwest at 13 miles per hour gusting to 16 miles per hour. so in our weather headlines we have that snow arriving before dawn, in fact, well before dawn in the metro area. it looks like first flakes will fly at about 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. most of the snow will fall during the morning rush. so we'll have a light accumulation of snow at the worst possible time, but the snow itself will be light and powdery. you can easily clean off the car, use a broom for the sidewalk. i saw jim osman out with the shovels. you won't need the shovels for this one, but wednesday after
the snow moves out it will turn windy and cold are. we have arctic air -- colder. we have arctic air on the way. you can see here on satellite and radar the clipper system making its way toward us, but it doesn't have a lot of moisture which is why those accumulations will be on the light side. here we are 4 a.m., the snow falling in leesburg, winchester, martinsburg and hagerstown. by 7 a.m. the height of the morning rush the snow has moved into the beltway and beyond. it's moved into annapolis, into baltimore, all of montgomery county. the snow will start to break up as we head toward noon, but there will still be snow falling for most of the morning hours. it's not going to be intense snowfall, but it will be enough to reduce that visibility. then after the snow moves out we clear thing out, but the wind becomes the next issue and you'll see that here like forecast. it will be cold enough to support the snow early in the morning. your feels like forecast only about 20 degrees. in the afternoon we'll rebound to real feel temperature of
about 30 degrees on tuesday, but look at these numbers wednesday morning. as you're sending the kids to the bus stop, make sure they're bundled up for teens and single digits. heading back home it's going to feel close to 0 in haguetown and winchester, 8 in manassas and la plata. snow forecast totals, 1 to 2 inches just outside the beltway including the 66 corridor through northern maryland. southern maryland a trace to an inch and in the immediate beltway about an inch of snow. the snow arrives before dawn, 20 to 26 degrees, winds south 5 to 10 miles an hour. tuesday morning the snow is most intense, heavy bands possible. it's going to be snow showers for the most part and 20s. the snow ends in the afternoon, still cold, a high of 30 to 36 degrees. tomorrow is the yellow alert because of the morning snow and
a few snow showers are possible wednesday, but that is from the lake effect, a high of 30 degrees and the wind will make it feel like it's in the single digits. the wind could gust up to 40 miles per hour on wednesday and in the first alert seven-day forecast we'll see that frigid air staying in place thursday, a high of 26 degrees, a little bit of rebound friday. make sure if you haven't already done it, download the wusa9 news app. you can get school closings there. it has all the latest forecast information on it right there in that one app. >> we start at 4 a.m. tomorrow. bitter cold, but d.c. rising. >> might be back on the rise now. wizards were doing really well but found some recent trouble against the western conference. tonight one last chance to salvage their long road trip. spor
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orleans pelicans. 4th quarter was miller time. andre miller, the oldest player in the nba, scored 10 of his 12 points in the final 12 minutes. a few minutes later otto porter knocks nene. another big double double night for john wall. he led all wizards with 15 points, 12 assists. wizards win 92-85 snapping that skid. the georgetown hoyas have an important match-up tonight hosting marquette. both teams have nine wins in what's become a very tight race in the big east conference. the hoyas are looking to get back in the top 25, but coach thompson says that fact is tucked far away in his team's mind. >> are you aware of it? yes. we worry about it? no because if you win, it will take care of itself. that's one of those big picture things. you just think about taking baby steps.
if i take care of today and get enough wins, that will take care of itself. it was a roller coaster of a regular season for the baltimore ravens. 1 week they would dominate. the next week they would get crushed, but it's all a learning process to prepare them for the postseason. the ravens were the only road team to make it out of wildcard weekend last weekend with a win. how about this? never mind critics. quarterback joe flacco has thrown 166 straight passes in the postseason with no interception, the fourth longest streak in nfl history. there's just something about the road and the finality of it all that works for this team. >> we're the no. 6 seed going to play the no. 1 seed. we honor that. we understand what that means. so that's all there, but in the end it's a game and the team that plays the best on that sunday or saturday -- is it saturday? saturday, that's the team that's going to win the game. >> i hope he knows it's
saturday. i will be traveling to foxborough this weekend for saturday's game to bring you complete coverage. join me, darrell green and dexter manly sunday morning for game on at 11:30 as we break down divisional weekend. it's been a great start to 2015 for alex ovechkin. he's recorded one goal and one assist in each of the last three games. that performance earned him the nhl second star of the week honors. it's the first of any leaguewide recognition for a wash ash capital this season. this -- washington capital this season. this caps team is at the same exact spot they were last year. last
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beltway itself. 36 degrees for your afternoon high and then it gets downright frigid wednesday and thursday, especially wednesday. winds are going to gust to around 40 miles per hour. >> the high is going to be 26 on thursday. >> but it might blow any of that soft snow that's still around. >> it will probably be blowing around a bit. >> that's our broadcast. we'll see you tomorrow. >>