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allyson rae. >> take a look at the sunrise. we've got to start with this. it's absolutely beautiful. actually i don't have the sunrise up. i have doppler 9000. i will have the sunrise coming up after this. i do want to show you the showers approaching the area like erica mentioned. later on tonight we'll have some hours. not for everybody. really areas off to the west and off to the south. if you're headed to the nats game, looks to be much drier than it has been. here it is. here's that sunrietz. it's going to be absolutely beautiful to start the day. high clouds always make for a good sunrise. as we head through the afternoon, the clouds will -- [ inaudible ] our reporters nikki and surae out there not wearing as we head out to frederick, 45 degrees. manassas 45. down through waldorf you're at 42 degrees. we'll make a nice recovery this afternoon. temperatures again into the upper 60s near 07 degrees, especially if you -- 70 degrees especially if you head farther south. cloudy skies by the time of
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first pitch and the par rad looks -- parade looks good as well. right now we're keeping a close eye on a brushfire taking place on the inner loop of the beltway just before the 295 entrance ramp. you can see looks like fire crews have been able to get that fire out. not causing any delays on the beltway and certainly we have to credit them for being able to get that fire out as quickly as they were able to. i just tweeted out a photo on my twitter handle@wusa9 -- handle @wusa9 traffic. the greenbelt station is open after the situation we saw yesterday. we'll hear from surae chinn shortly about that. but we do have ten alerts on metro buses that you want to check with metro about before you head out the door. let's step outside and show you how things are shaping up on 7 -- up on 270. free and clear on both the northbound and southbound side of i-270.
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in ten minutes we'll have a look at the marc trains and also have more information on how things are shaping up in virginia as well. over to you. as we just heard from larry, the greenbelt metro station is back at full service for this morning's commute. >> this was incredible. crews worked through the night fixing rails damaged when part of a pedestrian bridge slammed down on the tracks. surae chinn live in berwin heights. the great news no one was hurt and you've seen a lot of progress. >> reporter: we have a metro train coming through, further confirmation that, yes, the greenbelt station is now open. good news for commuters right in the middle of rush hour this opened up maybe 15 minutes ago as larry was talking about. crews making quick work. but you can still see some of the concrete there crumbled on to the tracks below. this happened all about 3:00 in the afternoon yesterday before rush hour. metro trains now coming
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through. marc camden line service was halted just before the rush hour and restored two hours later. a section of the concrete bridge fell on to the tracks after it was struck by the boon of the crane. >> i use this bridge every day. it's a great walking or running path. now i'll have to take the long way. >> reporter: so good news for commuters, metro riders but bad news still for pedestrians. you can still see that section is nonexist enlt. who knows -- nonexistent. who knows when they'll be able to repair that. i'm sorry? as far as we know, pedestrians will have to take the long route around and so we don't know when that might be fixed or repaired. metro is still trying to figure out exactly what happened. we do know the metro contract
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operator of that crane had 30 years of experience. we'll fipg out exact thely what happened at -- figure out exactly what happened at a later time. back to you. >> thank you, surae chinn live in berwin heights this morning figuring out what happened there. people have more questions than answers in this situation after a 61-year-old mailman successfully land add gyrocopter on -- landed a guy row comenter on the u.s. -- gyrocopter on the u.s. capitol lawn. >> the real question is how. nikki burdine live at the capitol with more. we're talking about some of the most restricted air space in the country. >> reporter: that's the big question. it was really chaotic yesterday. how was this man able to fly this gyrocopter through highly restricted air space and land right on the lawn here at the capitol. take a look at some of the video. we have witness video to show you of when this man landed
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right here at the u.s. capitol. on board hughes had a special delivery. he's a mailman from tampa, florida, and he had letters that were addressed to every single member of congress that he planned to deliver himself. these letters address his frustration by campaign finance reform and corruption. he causes quickly arrested. how in the world demanage to get through that supposedly secure area? turns out hughes had been planning this for a couple of years. he wasn't trying to hide his plans. even the secret service knew about it and interviewed hughes last year. iews also tipped off several -- hughes also tipped off several news organizations including us but a reporter with the tampa bay times actually met with him. first i'm going to play part of our interview from the tampa bay times and then you'll hear from the pilot himself. >> at that time he had a very detailed plan about trying to bring attention to his pet political issue which is
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something nobody pays attention to. your eyes glaze over when you hear campaign finance reform. >> but i will tell you, completely honestly, i would rather die in the flight than live to be 80 years old and see this country fall. >> reporter: it's baffling to hear how this could even happen in the first place. of course this is all under investigation. hughes could be in federal court as early as this morning. that's the latest from capitol hill. back to you. >> nikki burdine, thank you. the funeral for the security guard shot to death at the census bureau is planned for tomorrow in colonial beach, virginia. a visitation for lawrence buckner takes place this afternoon. buckner was killed a week ago while on the job in suitland, maryland. police say he was shot by a kidnapping suspect who drove up to the seen tuesday bureau entrance. -- census bureau entrance. prince george's county executive rushern baker is set to deliver his fifth state of the economy speech. he's expected to make a push
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for investing in education and boosting the economy. baker plans to address business leaders at the colony south hotel in clinton at 7:30. his speech froms baker's stunning proposal, a 15% property tax hike to put money towards improving the public schools. today is a somber day in blacksburg, virginia as the university community stops to honor the lives lost eight years ago. a volcano just west of mexico city erupts with a cloud of ash. before we head to break, here's erica with a quick look at the forecast. >> we're looking at a return of both clouds and sunshine just like we had yesterday. it's going to be a very similar forecast. high temperatures today between 65 and 70 degrees and we will see some showers arriving tonight. will they last through the friday morning commute? we'll have the answer
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welcome back. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. it is 6:10 and still chilly out there. take a look at our current temperatures. right now 50 degrees in leesburg. 47 in martinsburg. 42 in waldorf but 54 in downtown washington. as we head through the day, we'll see the mix of clouds and sun. filtered sunshine from time to time but the clouds will increase as we head into the evening hours. today's high temperature very similar to what we had yesterday. it will be 68 degrees at both 1:00 and 3:00 this afternoon. that's a quick look at weather. time again for a quick look at traffic. today is emancipation day so parking will not be enforced in the district except for the neighborhood surrounding nats park, h street as well as benning road northeast. we're still keeping a close eye on an accident in arlington that has the southbound side of fort meyer drive at lee highway
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closed. northbound lanes of fort meyer drive are open. you want to stay away from this area if at all possible. over to you. larry, it will be a day of remembrance at the u.s. capitol. >> and a celebration across the district. mike is back in the newsroom to take us through what today is all about. mike? >> reporter: good morning, guys. hard to believe that today marks eight years since the virginia tech shootings. ceremonies are going to take place throughout the day on the campus in blacksburg today. a memorial candle was lit at midnight on campus. a moment of silence is scheduled for 8:43 this morning. then at lunch time a cookout will be held on the campus for the whole community. virginia senator tim kaine also plans to use the anniversary to call for stricter gun safety. he'll deliver a speech on gun safety from the senate floor this afternoon. the 2007 shooting killed 32 students and faculty members. today is also holocaust remembrance day. the holocaust memorial museum will join the ambassador of israel on capitol hill to
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commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of nazi concentration camps by allied forces. and there is a long list of events in the district today in celebration of the 153rd anniversary of d.c. emancipation. the parade starts at 11:00 a.m. down pennsylvania avenue. there is a free emancipation day concert at freedom plaza starting at 4:30 and the evening will wrap up with fireworks at freedom plaza at 8:45. back to you. a police officer at the heart after controversial arrest has been fired. >> the hype is building between mayweather and pacquiao. let's first check in with allyson. >> we're off to a gorgeous start. take a look at the sunrise. we'll see a good looking day. temperatures are headed back total upper 60s, very similar to yesterday. i'm talking rain. when does it
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that is d.c.'s first alert weather and here's first alert meteorologist allyson rae. 6:15. a lot going on today. a lot going on tonight. nats in town. any chance the rain will spoil it? >> if they see rain, it should be so light it shouldn't appropriate a rain delay. we're looking at light showers and most of it should be well
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off to the waste and the parade -- to the west and the parade should be dry. take a look at this. beautiful. a similar day to yesterday. i should say rinse and repeat for this afternoon. we're starting off again with some sunshine mixed in with a few high clouds. as the day unfolds, you see the clouds continue to thicken up. it will be mostly cloudy, especially by the time the nats game starts. 54 degrees. cool but comfortable out there. we're getting finally into the spring mode. our temperatures look pretty nice. doppler 9000, here are the showers i was speaking of. not much to speak of. very light. a little bit of drizzle and light rain as best. here we go with 47 degrees at martinsburg. 46 for winchester. leesburg 50 degrees. the metro areas we're talking 50s out there. your futurecast, we're looking at clouds continue to increase. sunshine today. still comfortable into the mid- 60s. here are the showers by 10:00 tonight. so at best we're looking at a sprinkle by the time you head home from the nats game where
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you should be mainly dry. a couple of showers will push on through tomorrow as early as the morning rush but more so by mid-morning. as we head through the lunch hour, should be dry and another round of showers for the afternoon. by tomorrow we get to 71 degrees. the showers are not going to be too big of a problem. it will just be here or there. keep the umbrella on standby. by saturday a great day. probably the better of the weekend days, 77 degrees. great for the nats game. sunday the game will be dry for the nats, 70 degrees. the rain showers don't arrive till after the sun sets. more so into monday morning. here's another look at the sunrise because i accidentally pushed the clicker. a quick update because of emancipation day. we want to let you know typical lanes that would normally reverse will reverse except these lanes right here, connecticut avenue between legation street and woodley road and 16th street between arkansas avenue and irving street. these will not reverse during peak hours so be mindful of that and plan accordingly. if you're going to be heading
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southbound on i-270 buckeystown pike to the split, you're looking at a 20-minute commute. eastbound on 6 23r-6 lee highway to -- on 66 lee highway to 50, a 26-minute commute. from joplin road to backlick road, you're looking at an 18- minute commute. and attaching westbound in -- and traveling westbound, crane highway to f street, a 22- minute commute. we'll be able to show you how things are shaping up on 270 in maryland. traffic is moving on shady grove road. no problems on the southbound side of i-270. northbound side free and clear of any issues as well. let's send it over to mike. >> thank you. 6:18. here are the stories we're following for you this morning. known as a fireball volcano and it's one of the most active in central america. now it's shooting columns of ash more than 6,000 feet into the air over western mexico. the colima volcano erupted
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twice yesterday. he was videotaped beating a black motorist during a traffic stop. this morning the police officer in suburban detroit is out of a job. officer william melendez was fired yesterday over the january arrest of 57-year-old floyd dent. dash cam video shows two officers throwing dent to the ground and melendez repeatedly punching him. well, he's going to spend the rest of his life in prison but the legal troubles are far from over for a former n.f.l. star. aaron hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder yesterday found guilty in the shooting death of odin lloyd but hernandez is still facing a double murder charge in boston. prosecutors say hernandez killed two men back in 2012 there. employed mayweather, manny pacquiao, giving us a sneak peek at the kind of preparation it takes to train for a boxing match billed as the fight of the century. with less than a month till the big event, to of the world's greatest boxers -- two of the world's greatest boxers opened
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up their gym and showed their workout to the public. >> reporter: the training is fierce. floyd mayweather, jr. in las vegas, manny pacquiao in los angeles. both let the media into their gyms to showcase what's to come. their much anticipated bout in las vegas may 2. >> my focus in training is to make sure a hundred percent condition. >> i'm in tip top shape, tip top condition, you know, ready to go out there and do what i do best. i'm pretty sure he's in tip top shape also gl mayweather who has an undefeated record is down for his technical prowess and defense. he says his training strategy is simple. >> i went back to basics. i went back to square one, which is chopping trees. and also swimming. >> reporter: manny pacquiao has also been working out nonstop. he's been training at this hollywood gym since early feck. pacquiao has five losses in the ring. he says his best assets are his stamina and speed. >> we're very happy with what
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we're doing now. >> reporter: they're both ready to rumble. >> i'm really excited. >> this is probably the biggest fight in the history of the sport. >> reporter: neither boxer is giving away any training secrets. each is predicting his opponent will be on the ropes next month. >> the mayweather-pacquiao fight took five years to negotiate. as you can expect, there's been five years of hype leading up to the may 2 fight. ever since it was announced, it has been a huge topic on social media. they ciewl it the fight of the -- they call it the fight of the century because it's expected to generate $400 million. one person posting finally happening may 2, 2015. everybody is anticipating this. money. very easy to say. floyd mayweather, he is 47 and he's expected to get $180 million from this fight alone
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win or lose so money is very accurate there. during the media day apparently manny pacquiao punched his trainer in the face. he was headed for the vest. wrong target. and then you don't have to wait to see the fight. there's a mockup of a video game here. you can see floyd mayweather taking a shot at pacquiao right there. another shot. can't wait. not going to pick a winner. just going to spectate. check it out. there's also the actual hype wars when it comes to merchandise. this is obviously a pacquiao shirt. these guys are two of the richest athletes in the world. no shortage of fans for mayweather. this is how may 2 goes. can't wait. speaking of marketing, look at manny pacquiao's plane. isn't that cool? let's go manny. if this fight game doesn't work out, andrea says he'll be just
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fine with another career. pay per view, $99.95 per pay per view. that's the largest it's been. >> i wonder if pacquiao will end up on "dancing with the stars"." >> the fight everyone wanted to see. >> i thought it was over. didn't we talk about this months ago? there it is. 6:23. a judge refuses to step in and stop the closure of a small virginia college. >> a controversial vaccination bill stalls before debate can even begin. first let say hello to erica. >> hello nick and andrea. we're looking at a very pleasant day. we're going to see lots of clouds in place. mostly cloudy through the day. 65 to 70 degrees. some showers arriving at night, though. allyson rae will be back to people of the coffee drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted
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6:26. if you're just waking up with us, let's go through some of what you may have mixed. a judge is refusing to block briar college from closing its doors. the judge issue add 60-day -- issued a 60-day injunction. fast food workers made their presentation known yesterday staging protests across the country. they're calling for higher pay and a union for fast food workers. protesters want minimum wage to go up to $15 an hour. kansas cover sam brownback is expected to sign a bill which outlines things the residents in his state are prevented from buying with state-issued cash assistance. the list includes concert tickets, tattoos and lingerie. more than 20 other states have similar lists but kansas' list appears to be itself most exhaustive. a controversial vaccination bill stalled in the california state senate on wednesday. the measure would prevent parents from seeking vaccine exemptions for their children because of rollinguous or
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personalbeliefs -- religious personal beliefs. they would join mississippi and west virginia as the only states with strict restrictions. a canine flu outbreak has affected at least a thousand docks at last check. so far -- dogs at last check. so far it seems to be confined to three states. the problem is current vaccines aren't believed to be effective against the strain. vets are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs away from other animals that might be sick sick. good morning. thank you for waking up and watching wusa9. welcome back to our news studio here. clouds. the clouds and maybe a little rain depending on where you are. >> we've got our ray of sunshine, though, in the building. allyson rae, erica grow, larry
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miller. [ multiple voices ] it seems like we're back to working on the green line. some progress this morning. >> yes. things are working on the green line right now but we also have another house fire that sky 9 is over. we'll keep a close eye on that. >> talking about the forecast, though, again kind of a copy and paste job from yesterday. >> absolutely. i say rinse and repeat. it's going to be absolutely a great start and by the afternoon clouds are here. most of us stay dry. some areas will see some rain, especially into the overnight hours and we'll talk about rain for tomorrow. let's take a look outside. a gorgeous sunrise. the clouds are kind of covering the sun there. temperatures are comfortable. 54 degrees. once you head out into the suburbs a couple of 40s. i'm have the numbers for you in just a moment bringing your attention to doppler 9000. here are the showers well off to the south and west. some areas near call culpeper, luray, even hagerstown could see some showers later on today and more so into the overnight hours but most of us stay dry.
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our rain chances start to increase for tomorrow. temperatures across the area 50 degrees for leesburg. manassas you're at 45 degrees. fredricksburg 45. annapolis 54. and 50 degrees for baltimore. we're headed to the 60s today. upper 60s. 71 tomorrow with some showers. by tomorrow or by saturday, rather, 77. larry, over to you. >> right now sky 9 is on the scene of a house fire on the 6100 block of princess garden parkway in lanham. firefighters are on the scene right now. looks like the smoke is pretty much out for the most part. but we're not seeing any road closures in that area. but you want to stay away as you want to allow the emergency crews out there to do the job that they need to do this morning. meantime we want to keep a close eye on another accident in arlington this morning. southbound side of fort meyer drive at lee highway which is 29. want to let you know the northbound lanes of fort meyer drive are open. the southbound lanes of fort myer drive are closed as a result of that accident there. we'll have much more coming up
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in ten minutes. over to you. >> thanks, larry. a florida man will appear in federal court later today to answer serious questions for landing his gyrocopter on the west lawn of the capitol. >> he flew right through the no- fly zone. supposedly some of the most restricted air space in the country which raises more concerns, really, than campaign finance reform which is what we understand he was after. for more on this, let go back to nikki burdine who is live from the capitol with a lot of reaction to this. nikki? >> reporter: a lot of reaction and a lot of questions. how in the world was this mailman from florida able to fly his guy row comenter through this -- gyrocopter through this highly restricted air space and land right on the lawn of the u.s. capitol? that's a question we still don't have the answer to but we do know this was politically motivated and turns out this was all planned well in advance. you can see doug hughes allegedly landing this gyrocopter right there on the lawn at the capitol. he actually had been planning this, quote, act of civil disobedience as he called it to
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bring attention to political corruption, specifically campaign finance reform. hughes said he wrote letters to every single member of congress and after he landed at the capitol, he planned to deliver them to those members of congress. obviously that didn't happen but we spoke with a few witnesses yesterday who watched it all go down. >> we heard it go down. we weren't sure what it was. lots of sirens. i kept thinking where are all these crazy people coming from. it just is incredible that somebody would want to do that. >> reporter: who else knew about this plan? perhaps even more disturbing we found out the secret service actually knew about doug hughes' plan to fly that gyrocopter to the capitol lawn. in fact, they even interviewed him about a year ago. why wasn't it stopped? we still don't have the answer to that question but we hope to learn more today as hughes is expected to be in court sometime today. back to you in the studio. >> nikki burdine live at the
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u.s. capitol building. we thought this might last through the morning rush hour but sooner than expected, the greenbelt metro station has reopened. it shut down overnight after a pedestrian bridge fell on to the tracks. >> crews worked through the night, though, apparently drinking some coffee because they fixed the damaged rails. surae chinn saw that firsthand. she joins us at berwin heights. pretty impressive work. >> reporter: that's right. quick work. we weren't expecting it. metro said they would open maybe after rush hour, maybe midday. now they're open just before 6:00. you can see and we've been seeing the trains coming through. and right now there is big chunks of debris, the big chunks of concrete right there on the side of the rail. so all those folks had to clean up that track and get those trains moving again this morning. this all happened around 3:00 yesterday afternoon when a crane operator crashed into that pedestrian bridge.
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marc camden line service was suspended. so was metro at this particular spot. a section of the concrete bridge fell on to the tracks after it was struck by the boon of the crane. >> it's a very busy bridge. >> reporter: a lot of people cross here? >> a lot of people cross here. >> very, very asked. a lot of us use the bridge for exercise, to get over to the lake. >> reporter: when you use it, what do you use it for? >> i just cross to the lake. i like going to the lake, yeah. >> reporter: metro says that there is no further collapse because of the section of the bridge that came down but no further expected of the bridge to break apart or anything like that. but as you heard, those people and the folks that live around here, the pedestrians are the ones who are out of luck because who knows when that section will eventually be fixed. back to you, nick, andrea. >> all right, surae chinn live
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in maryland this morning. again, the good news the greenbelt metro station has reopened. a vote on a plan to limit gifts from lobbyists in virginia has been put off. lawmakers say the wording of the proposal is unclear. governor terry mcauliffe is calling for a $100 gift limit per year. but some say the wording could be interpreted as a lifetime limit of $100. lawmakers ran to meet tomorrow to fix the word -- plan to meet tomorrow to fix the wording. seven members of the prince george's county county council are backing congresswoman donna edwards running for barbara mikulski's seat. congressman chris van hollen is also running for the seat. he's been endorsed by the entire county council and one prince george's county member. the biggest surprise was that prince george's county executive rushern baker also endorsed van hollen and not edwards who livers in the county. the national park service has a new plan to get younger people to visit the jefferson
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memorial. you are looking live now at the jefferson this morning. a new interactive kiosk is being installed today where visitors can share their stories about their favorite national parks. it's part of the park service's find your park campaign. the goal is to encourage people to learn about the hundreds of national parks across the country. 6:36. we want to congratulate roxann manley from bowie, maryland. you are our facebook fan of the day. she says, i can't start my day without wusa9 and i can't sleep when i've missed wusa9 at 11:00 p.m. >> that is impressive. roxonn, a little thank you there from -- roxann, a little thank you there coming from us. a tricia yearwood pack. it is still mostly sunny now that that sun is coming over the horizon here on the weather terrace but clouds will build in again as we head through the day. here's a look at your forecast for today. very similar to yesterday. 65 to 70. a few showers arrive at night,
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though. we'll track them coming up with
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wow. sweet new subaru, huh mitch? yep. you're selling the mitchmobile!? man, we had a lot of good times in this baby. what's your dad want for it? ..like a hundred and fifty grand, two hundred if they want that tape deck. you're not going to tell your dad about the time my hamster had babies in the backseat, are you?! that's just normal wear and tear, dude. (vo) subaru has the highest resale value of any brand... ...according to kelley blue book ...and mitch. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. welcome back. it's just about 6:40. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. today is going to be almost a carbon copy of what we had
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yesterday weather wise. a few more clouds arriving later on in the day. let's take a look at your current temperatures. right now 45 in fredricksburg. 47 in martinsburg and 54 in downtown washington. it's 48 in waldorf. your day planner getting into the upper 60s again today with a mixture of clouds and sun but rain arrives tonight lasting into friday. we'll talk about it in the first alert seven-day forecast. allyson will be back with those details. time again for timesaver traffic. want to let my friends out in waldorf know that acton road between timber brook road and shauny road closed as a result of a fatal accident early this morning. you want to stay away from that area because the investigation will last at least for the next couple of showers. for those of you traveling on the 95 corridor heading up from fredricksburg toward the beltway, you're looking at a smooth commute this morning. no problems on the northbound or southbound side of 95. andrea and nick, back over to you. >> all right, larry, thank you. a major bobby food recall is announced. >> a judge's decision protects one american automaker from
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liability claims. >> mike is here with those stories and more in today's your money report. >> reporter: good morning. we start with the baby food. fears of glass contamination are leading to that recall of baby food. nearly 2,000 pounds of beech nut classic stage to sweet potato and chicken baby food being recalled because it may contain small pieces of glass. the problem was found by a consumer who found a small piece of glass in the baby food jar. a judge has upheld a liability shield. shield. it protects the automaker from some of the claims it is now facing connected to the defective ignition switches. the switches have been cited in 84 deadly crashes and hundreds of other claim politic cangtszs are still pend -- applicants are still pending. more and more companies are relying on personality jobs to vet job applicants. according to a reports, eight of the top ten private employers now administer prehire testing for some positions. they say most of the personality tests attempt to
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determine whether or not a job applicant is et an intro vert or extrovert in how they would handle high pressure situations. talking about pressure, nationals certainly feeling some pressure after the slow start to the season. they're back in the district this morning after avoiding a sweep in boston yesterday which meant overcoming the cold. holden kushner looks into how the club packs for some of the colder cities. >> reporter: baseball in april can mean bad weather on the east coast. the mountains of snow melted in boston but the nats still had to deal with the chill at fenway park. what do they pack for the trip? >> long johns, i have a hoodie, a long sleeve shirt under that and jersey, not long johns but tights, probably an extra pair of socks because you never know when you'll be called upon out in the bullpen. >> reporter: suit, swim trunks? >> not swim trunks yet. a heavier suit for the road and, you know, just some clothes to come to the field.
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>> for that time of weather i'll have to go somewhere and buy something because i don't have a whole lot of winter clothes, you know. my aunt keeps on sending me pictures of snow on the ground. >> reporter: and that's your until side pitch -- your inside pitch. for wusa9 sports, i'm holden kushner. >> the good news is the nationals have some home cooking waiting for them tonight. they open up a four-game series with the phillys at nats park. >> let's hope things turn around. the weekend isn't too far away. >> debatable. and we have one of the nicest days in months in store. allyson is back with us with some details
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6:46. time to see what our friends over at cbs morning are covering. >> one of our good friends is charlie rose in new york with a preview. good morning, charlie. >> hey, good morning, nick and andrea. just ahead, we have the investigation into how a man was able to get around police to land the gyrocopter and the
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world's youngest female -- [indiscernible] all of that and more. the news is back in the morning and we'll see you at 7:00. >> elizabeth is an incredible woman, an award winner. a great story there. >> staying in our own backyard. >> thank you. >> charlie, thank you. i've got to admit i went wrong on you there. just read the words of the prompter and it happened to be the hype job of the century, one of the nicest things in months. >> we've had some great days. saturday, sunday and monday-- >> set the bar high. >> today is not too bad. i don't think it's the best day. it's really a good start. we'll earned the day with some -- we'll end the day with some clouds and a little bit of rain. [ multiple voices ] >> let's take a look outside. here's our michael & son camera. we're starting off with a few
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clouds, 54 degrees. it's cool and comfortable. temperatures into the suburbs you dip down into the 40s so very similar start to yesterday. a couple of rain showers well off to the south and west. so this is what's going to slide up through the shenandoah valley and for areas like culpeper and into luray, rain chances are there. they're not very great. areas through the district are going to stay pretty dry. the best you'll see for the nats game is a sprinkle on your way home from the game. first pitch looking dry and comfortable, 68 degrees. clouds continue to increase. not enough rain out there to really delay the game by any means but that's as best as we'll see. i'll show you on futurecast. by lunch time still dry, into the 60s. looking good. as we head through the 10:00 hour, you see a few stray showers mainly off to the west. as we head through tomorrow, that's when they'll start to push through the area by 9:00. then scattered throughout the area for your drive home on friday but it sets you up for a great saturday. saturday 68 degrees. 71 for friday. 77 for saturday. a nice warm day. by sunday we see a dry day until the sun sets.
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then we'll start to see a good chance of rain by monday morning. larry, over to you. good morning. good morning. want to let our viewers know right now that sky 9 is over the scene of a motor vehicle accident. an oil spill, diesel fuel spell right now on cipriano road and 3rd street in lanham. you can see the accident right there on your screen. emergency crews are on the scene right now. if at all possible, folks, stayaway from this area -- stay away from this area because flare he' -- they're going to be on the scene for a while. there are injuries. once we get more information, you can count on us to pass it along you to. from frederick toward the beltway, a smooth commute as you head from buckeystown pike to montrose road. you're looking at a 16-minute commute. eastbound on 66 from prince william parkway over to 50, you're looking at a 42-minute commute. traveling northbound on 95 from courthouse road up to backlick road, you're looking at a 30- minute commute.
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if you're traveling westbound on 50 from crane highway to penn street northeast in town, you're looking at a 17-minute commute this morning. let's take our maryland cameras, if we can, to show you how things ever shaping up on 270 -- are shaping up on 270. traffic is flowing traveling from frederick to the beltway. we do get some volume starting to build up mainly when we get into the rockville area which is what we normally would see as you get closer to the beltway. if you can add some additional time to your drive time so you can get to your destination on time. no major issues in town right now to alert you of. back over to andrea and nick. >> thanks, larry. we're slightly more than 30 minutes away from learning more about economic improvements in prince george's county. >> plus, if you snore, does that mean you're more likely to develop cognitive problems later on in life? cbs this morning will take a lo
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from his home. he joined the force in 1999 and served both as a school resource officer and public information officer. in about half an hour, prince george's county executive rushern baker is scheduled to deliver a state of the economy speech. he's going to address business leaders at colony south hotel in clinton, maryland at 7:30 this morning. his speech will most likely focus on his efforts to boost the economy and education. this comes after baker's daunting proposal, a 15% property tax hike. he says he'll put that money towards prince george's county schools. the family of census bureau security guard lawrence buckner will hold a visitation for him this afternoon. buckner was killed last thursday in a crime spree that began in d.c. police say the guard stopped outside the bureau's gate to check on an arguing couple and that's when the man inside allegedly shot buckner. the shooting led to a lockdown of the census bureau in suitland and the suspect was caught after a shootout with police in d.c. visitation for buckner is tonight at fort royal, virginia. his funeral in colonial beach.
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today marks the eighth anniversary of the virginia tech shootings. a memorial candle was lit at midnight on campus. a moment of silence is scheduled for 9:43 this morning. a cookout will be held on campus. virginia senator tim kaine also plans to use the anniversary for a call for stricter gun safety. he'll deliver a speech on gun safety from the senate floor this afternoon. in 2007 the shooting killed 32 students and faculty members. in their honor there will be a 3.2-mile remembrance run set for this weekend on saturday. the district is celebrating the 153rd anniversary of d.c. emancipation. after a prayer of breakfast the parade begins at 11:00 a.m. down pennsylvania avenue. at 4:30 this afternoon you can join eric benet and doug e. fresh and others for the emancipation day concert at freedom plaza. the event wraps up tonight at 8:45 with fireworks. here's your seven-day forecast. today upper 60s. very similar to yesterday. a few stray showers off to the west and farther south you go. really pretty light. tomorrow a better chance for
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some scattered showers. saturday looks gorgeous. still dry on sunday until the sun sets. then we have a good chance of rain on monday. sip annie road is closed in -- cipriano road is closed in both directions due to a motorcycle accident and diesel oil spill. you want to stay away from that area if at all possible. i want to take you to the beltway at river road. no issues to report as you get ready to head out the door. cbs this morning is next. it hasn't been on the air in years but what really happened a the end of the sopranos series finale. they break down the controversial final scene. >> the world's youngest self- made female billionaire. how her work is changing the health care industry. >> and larry and i will be back in 25 minutes. we have a lot to talk about. we'll get to your weekend weather. >> plus, you want to get news, weather and traffic 24 hours a
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good morning. it is april 16th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." how did a man fly undetected through secure airspace before landing on the capitol law. the military and police face serious questions this morning. george w. bush admits he'll be a problem for jeb's potential white house bid. and dirkserks bentley shows us why he may be the most complicated simple man. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener." a florida man

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