Skip to main content

tv   wusa 9 News at 6pm  CBS  March 29, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm EDT

6:00 pm
trump, when lewendowski appears to grab her arm. the police affidavit says it appeared to show bruising. fields said, i guess these just magically appeared on me. lewendousekey claims. the presidential candidate says his campaign manager was just trying to protect him. >> if you look at her. she's grabbing at me. and he's actingas -- acting as an intermediary and trying to block her. >> reporter: this fight is becoming increasingly heated. >> reporter: campaigning in wisconsin, ted cruz said this. >> that has no place
6:01 pm
>> reporter: they doubt trump's campaign will suffer. >> i don't think this kind of individual event is going to have any kind of event on the hard-core people who supports trump. >> lewangdowski is scheduled to apeer in court. president barack obama's nominee to the u.s. supreme court met with his first republican today on capitol hill. illinois senator mark kirk broke with the gop ranks of leadership by meeting with judge merrick garland. and he is calling on people to man up and give garland a vote. >> i think we should make sure as the president put forward, we should give advice and consent. >> reporter: judge garland is now expected to meet with at least two other senate republicans. but majority leader, mitch mcconnell and other leaders say the next president should
6:02 pm
nominate the new voter justice, and not president barack brahm brahm, who has nine months left -- not brahm brahm, who has nine months left in office. photojournalist, greg gift is live -- greg guys is live outside. >> we're outside the reinhardt food services warehouse, a huge building on ball sport road. just west of manassas. just two hours ago, this was the scene of great activity. firefighters, rescuers, frantically trying to find a number of people injured in some type of shelfing collapse, inside this giant building. the activity, sadly, has now morphed into a death investigation. firefighters got the call just after 3:30, as an employee told me she heard a loud noise and people screaming. inside a giant freezer unit, about the same as a giant tractor-trailer truck inside this building. inside that shooting, some sort of shelfing gave way.
6:03 pm
prince george's, said six people were injured. people when they arrived here were shouting that they needed help. they had to assess the situation. two of those injured were flown in separate helicopters at fairfax and nova hospital. at the moment, police have wrapped yellow tape around the building. investigators are inside trying to determine what happened in this industrial mishap. sadly, employees are out in the parking lot, consoling each other, for what appears to be the loss of a colleague. lesli, bruce? >> very tough day on the job. greg, thank you. the washington monument. it's closed again because of an elevator breakdown. not the first time. when the elevator suddenly stopped this afternoon, at 280 feet, it meant trouble. there were 18 visitors on the elevator. plus, 22 more and i
6:04 pm
on the observation level. park service says the techs now on site. the monument will stay closed until they make repairs. new details tonight in the troubled history of the man who was shot by police officers, after drawing a pellet gun at the capital visitors center. larry dawson had been committed to the hospital after demanding that a girl marry him and bear his child. >> yeah, lesli. the 66-year-old self-described prophet of god, is still in the hospital tonight ncritical condition. under the guard of two capitol police officers. the shooting here at the capitol, far from the first time tahe had tangled -- time that he had hang -- tangled with authorities. >> it's .
6:05 pm
it's okay. stay down. >> reporter: police say this is only the latest bizarre act by a troubled man. authorities in tennessee say in 2001, and then again in 2002, dawson wrote letters to a 15- year-old girl on his school bus, telling her, he had been commanded by god to make her his wife and impregnate her. he was fired. but found not guilty by reason of insanity. and committed to a mental hospital. >> mr. dawson. if you would come up and have a seat at the table please. >> a state board redied dawson's repeated attempts to get his funeral license back. citing lack of moral character. >> it was the word of god telling you to write these letters to this 15-year-old girl? >> i don't deny or confirm. i don't have any comment. thank you. have a good day. >> relatives declined to answer reporters questions. but capitol police sa
6:06 pm
well known to them. a self-described preacher. he said on his website that he had been on the capitol four times on a crusade to raise minimum wage. he was arrested for disrupting the house last october. and now faces charge of assault with a deadly weapon. and assault on a police officer. >> where are we going? >> reporter: now, police say that that pellet gun is designed to look like a real gun. and they say those officers had just a split second to react. live at the capitol, bruce leshan, wusa 9. >> and they reacted well. thank you, bruce. a woman suffered what looked like minor injuries from shrapnel in the shooting. we're still working to get an update on how she's doing. all right. a d.c. teen, accused of murdering a 15-year-old at a northeast
6:07 pm
station. davante washington was gunned down on saturday. and court documents reveal what went on in those moments before his murder. a witness said davante, merely looked at the suspect. and the suspect shot him. family members say the two had never met before. >> reporter: it was shocking and scary to see a look at another person, with being their -- would deem their life meaningless. this could really happen. >> reporter: 17-year-old maurice bellamy is being charged as an adult with second- degree murder while armed. police say photos from metro surveillance video helped to make the arrest. the foreign minister of cypress says the man who hijacked a plane in egypt was not a terrorist. but he did have psychological and family problems. investigators say the man hijacked the egypt air flight, headed from alexandria to cairo. telling the crew
6:08 pm
a suicide belt. after the plane landed, he did release 14 passengers, including eight americans but not before one hostage jumped out the plane window. then eventually surrendered. police have found no explosives. that man is now in custody. the state department ordering families to leave their posts in southern turkey. the move comes amid heightened security concerns across the country. an updated travel concern also advises citizens of an increased terrorist attack. coming up, vetoing the bill. >> first, gabby giffords brings her call for common sense gun laws to the commonwealth. winds dying down. we have clear skies. low humidity. that's a recipe for a cold night. 40 downtown. 42 in gaithersburg. 32
6:09 pm
how quickly the temps reboun
tv-commercial
6:10 pm
time magazine called chris van hollen "a hero to environmentalists, education groups, and gun control advocates" for his accomplishments as a young legislator. now a respected leader in congress and key ally of president obama, protecting planned parenthood and social security... chris van hollen is the only candidate who fought the wall street banks and the nra...and won. that's why he's endorsed by the post as the "talented successor" to senator mikulski who will "deliver results." i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. former arizona congresswoman, gabby giffords is bringing her push for tougher gun laws to arizona. giffords and her husband, retired astronaut, mark kelly, today announced the virginia coalition for common sense. and the group's
6:11 pm
will be to advocate for mandatory background checks at gun shows. stopping gun violence takes courage. the courage to do what's right. the courage of new ideas. i've seen great courage when my life was on the line. now is the time to come together. be responsible. democrats, republicans, everyone. >> reporter: giffords was shot in the head back in 2011. she and kelly have formed similar coalitions in several other states. also in virginia, virginia governor terry mcauliffe went to the richmond to veto a bill aimed to plan to destroy in the commonwealth. >> we're here to smack down the latest attacks on women's rights. >> it
6:12 pm
away from planned parenthood and given to other comp comprehensive centers. republican bill klein issued a statement saying, and we're quoting here, the governor is clearly listening to his friends in the abortion lobby, rather than ensuring that women have access to quality care. cline is calling on fellow lawmakers to override that veto. >> with new, anonymous support, the maryland general assembly. calls for $42 billion in spending. the budget leaves a surplus of $400 million. plus, it puts $100 billion into a rainy day fund. north carolina's attorney general roy cooper says he will not defend a controversial new state law, affecting the lgbt community. that law prevents local governments from adopting anti- discrimination protections for lesbian, day,
6:13 pm
transgender people. republican phil berger says cooper is pandering to left wing supporters. the gay rights advocates have filed suit against that through law. coming up, what will happen to the upcoming exhibit that features bill cosby's mim ra billia? -- m
6:14 pm
tv-commercial
6:15 pm
wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards. she won't take cash from wall street banks. and when washington insiders wrote a loophole to let the nra spend dark money to kill gun safety laws, donna edwards said 'no' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first.
6:16 pm
the special interests aren't special. we are. women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising. a loudoun county school board is raising new concerns. >> that's right. critics are saying that it is moving backwards, consolidating low income students. >> the protest just wrapped up a few moments ago. they are now inside, getting ready to attend that 6:30 meet being. saying it's an undoing of prog. the progress has been made over the last year. many have signed a
6:17 pm
called educate, don't separate. raising the percentage of those schools from with 20% to 50%. a majority of the students in this area that make up that low income, at-risk demographic in question, the one that is the subject of this, are hispanic. and the parents out here say they want their parents to attend diverse schools in a diverse school system. >> we don't live in a world what is all one economic system, one cultural, one anything. so why are we going to take one group of people? it just doesn't make sense. >> now, the school board members who support the plan, say the move would allow the county to secure more federal dollars to be used at those schools. in turn, benefiting those students. still, parents against the plan say this is a form of segregation. not necessarily a racial segregation, but socioeconomic
6:18 pm
back to you at 11:00. in loudoun county, i'm mola lenghi, wusa 9. >> we look forward to your reports at 11:00. this is day two of a computer hack that continues to disrupt med star health, one of the largest region healthcare providers. says patient safety. and all have remained open. some are being brought back online today. now to a victory today for former super model, janice dickinson, in her case against bill cosby. a los angeles judge ruled today that her defamation lawsuit can go forward against the comedian. dickinson claims cosby branded her as a liar, when the legal team denied allegations that he drugged and raped her in 1982. cosby's team tried to get
6:19 pm
smith sonian -- smithsonian is going ahead. a comic book from cosby's tv show, "i spy "and a cover from one of his commedy albums are expected to be in the exhibits. the smithsonian said they are not a cosby exhibit. we're talking about the weather, not the wind today but -- >> better. better. >> the poppollen is bad. -- the pollen is bad. off the charts for trees and pine is maple are the main culprits for now. pine will be with us for a while. we're looking at less wind tomorrow. spectacular day. 3-degree guarantee, i think we'll be okay today. went for a high today of 61. which, by the way, is actually average for this time of year. we'll let you know how we did tonight at 11:00. and you can always track
6:20 pm
downloading our free app. live look outside. clear as a bell. dew point, even lower. 24 is the dew point. so between that and the fact that these winds that are still gusting to 26 will subside tonight. we're looking at a very cold night. clear skies, diminishing winds. low humidity. many areas, below freezing tonight. bus stop temperatures, 30 to 50. probably a light jacket, a good idea. nice tomorrow, with very little wind. in fact, temperaturewise, about the same regime. but less wind will make it feel much more comfortable. and windy and warmer on thursday. showers roll in. still kind of on the fence about a yellow weather alert day. not going to be a real mess. and certainly dry through the morning commute. 10:00 tonight. temps in the 40s, but falling fast. and by morning, temperatures in the low 40s. 39 downtown, 35 in silver spring and bowie and 34 in fairfax. pretty cold start. and by 9:00, low to mid-40s, except frederick, hagewn
6:21 pm
you folks are still in the upper 30s. and by 1:00, back in the upper 40s to 50s. 59 in fredericksburg. and by 6:00, everybody is around 60 degrees with full sun tomorrow. really, the best in weeks. 39 to start. 44 at 9:00. but up to 56 by 1:00 p.m. now, we get into thursday. showers come in late. warmer, though. 70. that's a good deal. low 70s on friday. but rain and thunderstorms. kind of on the fence of that. it's whether or not that's going to be a yellow weather alert today. next seven days looking at temperatures, falling a bit. only 63 on sunday. and a cold rain. only 52 next tuesday. well, caps home ice on the play-offs. >> they did this before. >> that's okay. >> you never know. >> maybe. >> but still been a great season for them. they have been one of the best teams in the nhl, all season long. last night's victory, just solidified that.
6:22 pm
colonials still have their eye on the championship prize. find out why his
6:23 pm
6:24 pm
yeah! ahh... you probably say it a million times a day. ahh... ahh! ahh... ahh! but at cigna, we want to help everyone say it once a year. say "ahh". >>ahh... cigna medical plans cover one hundred percent of your in-network annual checkup. so america, let's go. know. ahh! and take control of your health. cigna. together, all the way.
6:25 pm
if you are a d.c. area sports fan, you know that high expectations really don't amount to much in this area. let's be honest. teams have now been able to reach the bar set for them. now, to the washington capitals, chance to break that curse. so far this season, they have been impressive. for the best co
6:26 pm
with seven games still left to play. as any fans know, your regular season means nothing if you don't reach the ultimate goal of a championship. >> i certainly can't speak for the last few years. but i can speak from what i see this year. and i see a team that isn't looking back. a team that is striving to get better. and a team that could win games in every single situation. it's not my history. and it's not our history in that room. past history doesn't affect this group. because they weren't part of it. and we're making our own history. and last year, we got through a second round. and we want to go farther. >> the colonials in washington are getting ready for the showdown. gw fans packed up and loaded buses bound for new york city this afternoon. tons of fans heading out there. the coach expects a packed house at madison square garden for their final four
6:27 pm
>> we get to play them on a thutral court. we -- neutral court. they're going to try to impress us th're one of the best defensive teams in the country. >> resigned as head basketball coach, heading out west to take over the program in wisconsin. in its four years, they led the colonials to consecutive a10 championships. >> good luck to the men out there. nice tomorrow. no wind, 61. we can handle that. cold start. we're tracking showers, thursday into friday. but warmer. >> that's wusa 9news at 6:00. the cbs evening news is next. >> and bruce will be back with your only local news at 7:00. see you then.
tv-commercial
6:28 pm
but jamie raskin is the only democrat for congress who's authored landmark progressive laws -- marriage equality, equal pay for women, green maryland act, assault weapons ban, and more. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
6:29 pm
when it comes to the fithings you love,. you want more. love romance? get lost in every embrace. into sports? follow every pitch, every play and every win. change the way you experience tv with x1 from xfinity.
6:30 pm
nerpelley: the frounnt-r says the charge against his campaign manager is trumped up. >> he was very, very seriously maligned and i think it's very unfair. >> pelley: also tonight, the president takes aim at the heroin epidemic, and we'll show you a program that's working. an alert gun shop owner may have stopped a massacre. >> the look in his eye, i'm-- i mean, he just-- there was something about him. there was definitely something about him. >> pelley: and we'll remember former television and film star patty duke. patty duke. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

201 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on