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now. >> french vanilla. >> let's talk about the muggies and the mugs of coffee out here. as we zoom in to the metro, i want to take you in tighter to colesville. heavier showers up to jessup and 295, scattered about fairfax county and charles county east of 301. we have showers east of waldorf. let's show you an area of showers to the south. light stuff this morning. temperatures in the mid-60s in most areas. a muggy start to the day. it will be muggy with a few showers and highs in the mid- 70s. warmer midweek. we will tell you about that in a few. >> welcome back from the weekend. hope you had a nice restful one. we are waking up to early morning issues beginning at
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216. an accident early on. construction also in the area is causing drivers to be backed up to 32. northbound on the bw parkway at 410. another wreck we are keeping an eye on in the beltway. virginia construction, keep an eye out for roadwork set up. everyone is moving well through manassas, making their way to centreville to inside the beltway and 270 no problems frederick to the spur. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. police are searching for answers after finding the body of a six week old baby boy in a home in laurel county, maryland. once police were inside they found the body of a boy. police have not said who the woman is. they are waiting for the
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results of an autopsy before determining the cause of death and deciding if any charges will be filed in the case. the trial of a man accused in the kidnapping and death of an 11-year-old is scheduled to begin today. thomas leggs junior is charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and sex offenses in the death of sara foxwell. her body was discovered christmas day. leggs used to date the victim's aunt. what should have been a day of joy for the love family was one of remembrance. she was awarded a posthumous degree this weekend. surae chinn was in charlottesville when love was given a standing ovation. >> we are celebrating her achievements of the class of 2010. >> reporter: a day that was supposed to be complete joy for the yardly family instead was a
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day left wondering what could have been. her cousin accepting yardly's diploma. >> yeardley love [ applause ] >> a deafening applause. >> it is very hard to see but very touching. >> reporter: thousands gathered on the lawn at uva to celebrate graduation and pausing to remember four classmates who should have been here today. please join me in a moment of silence to honor these students and their families. please be seated. >> difficult not ending with everyone you started with. >> reporter: for men and women who received their diplomas. >> she is in our hearts and thoughts. >> yeardley love's exboyfriend,
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fellow senior and lacrosse player george huguely has been charged with her murder. graduating seniors wore white ribbons in solidarity against violence against women. >> it is terrifying. >> beautiful young woman who had everything going for herself. there's no reason she shouldn't be here. >> reporter: in charlottesville, surae chinn, 9 news now. >> police are searching for answers in a deadly crash which claimed the life of an 18-year- old high school senior and a 31- year-old father. it happened along lee highway and forum drive in woodbridge. a man was struck and killed by an suv while riding his bike. thorn crossed six lanes of traffic before striking the bikist and then a tree. officials hope to have more answers after an autopsy is completed on the body. in the news now, the head
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of the environmental protection agency visited louisiana on sunday to talk to residents angry over the oil spill. two other members of the obama administration head to the region. and as tara mergener reports the amount of oil siphoned by the mile long tube has dropped in the past day. >> reporter: members of the obama administration may not like what they see when they fly over the gulf of mexico this morning. for 34 days now a blownout well has been spewing millions of gallons of oil in to the water and more and more appears to be washing up along the louisiana beaches. >> i'm angry and frustrated that bp has been unable to stop this oil from leak and stop the pollution from spreading. >> reporter: ken salazar blasted bp officials and threatened to push the oil giant out of the way if they can't clean it up soon.
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a mile long tube has captured a 1.5 million-gallons of oil but it started to slow up over the weekend. >> we will have an attempt to kill the well for good. >> reporter: the next try is until wednesday. it involves pumping heavy mud in the well to clog it. but louisiana isn't waiting for bp or the federal government to help. the state's governor told reporters on sunday he is taking matters in to his own hands. >> it's clear the resources needed to protect our coast are still not here. >> reporter: bobby jindal says they have begun to build barriers to protect the coastline and fragile wildlife. as for residents they don't care who or how, they just want the water clean. but many don't believe it won't be possible until they dig a relief wall at the bottom of the well and that could be a month. a special hearing on the explosion at the upper branch mine is scheduled today in
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beckly, west virginia. relatives of some of the miners killed in the explosion along with west virginia governor joe mansion and rock feller are among those to scheduled to testify. the hearing is days after a senate subcommittee heard testimony on the explosion from executives of massey energy, the company which owns the mine. secretary of state hillary clinton says north korea must be held to account for the sinking of a south korean warship. secretary clinton made the comment during a meeting with chinese leaders in beijing. they want china's help in finding a solution to the situation. the chinese government agrees to a currency exchange rate with the u.s. dollar. and a new list offers americans a look at the most affordable places to live in the country.
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right now no construction or accidents to report
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traveling westbound on route 50. it's angie with the monday morning traffic coming up. and it's time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning. jessica doyle is here with the headlines. good morning. >> well, wall street can only hope that last week's selloff is a bad memory, particularly after a triple-digit rebound on friday. and so far today we are seeing buying. asian stock markets were mostly higher today and checking wall street, the dow stands at 10193 after adding 125 points on friday. the nasdaq rose by 25 and the s&p 500 was up 16, despite those gains for the week the key averages were down 4 to 5%. china's president is promising more reforms of his country's controversial currency. china's main currency has been frozen against the u.s. dollar since late 2008 to help chinese exporters compete. the president pledged in february to get tough with
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beijing over china's currency policy. for those looking to buy a home, there's a list of most affordable housing markets. indianapolis, indiana, youngstown, ohio are the most affordable followed by dayton, ohio. the most expensive, new york area, san francisco and honolulu. surprising our area didn't make the top five. >> very surprised to see we didn't make the list but glad. for more "living $mart" headlines, log on to our website at click on the living smart tab on our front page. a major bridge in our region will be remaining a bottleneck despite promises it would return to normal. here's howard. after a wet weekend we are dealing with a few sprinkles. we will look at them on live doppler 9000 hd and much warmer
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air getting ready to return. we will let you know when it will return and how hot things will get.
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welcome back to 9 news now. the space shuttle "atlantis" headed home. the shuttle and the six crew members undocked from the international space station on sunday after a week of flying together. the astronauts will conduct one last safety inspection of the shuttle today before landing on wednesday. i'm in the weather center with howard bernstein. how's it looking for a wednesday landing in florida. >> i haven't looked. so i don't know. but i know there is a storm off the east coast. hopefully far enough away it will be in a northeasterly flow. but as we look at radar we still have a couple of sprinkles. i focus so much on our weather that's why i haven't looked at titusville, florida. we have a couple of sprinkles we have been watching. while it looks like they have dissipated we will head to live doppler 9000 hd.
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up across faulkier county and southern maryland, charles county and to the north and our east. that's where we are going to go this morning. we'll take the tour. moving in. these things have come out of fairfax and prince william. now north of the plains to upperville as it moves west southwest. fairfax is quiet at the moment but southern montgomery over to howard county we have showers there. up and down route 29 here. 95, as well. jessup, clarksville, out of the baltimore area, this is moving west-southwest. beltsville a little sprinkle your way and one more stop across southern maryland this to charles county. generally east of 301. in and around waldorf especially north and east sides of town. light sprinkles as this is drifting to the west southwest. so la plata, white plains you will see that in the next few minutes but these are fairly light. much lighter than over the weekend. let's talk about the forecast
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for the next three days. temperatures today will hold in the mid-70s. a humid and muggy day. will be a shower or two. nice tomorrow. 81 and then on wednesday we will get warm quickly as highs jump back in to the upper 80s. the bus stop forecast this morning, cloudy an isolated shower, definitely muggy with temperatures in the 60s this morning. our sunrise 5:49. this afternoon, still mostly cloudy, a couple of peeks of sun but a few showers can't be ruled out and highs in the mid- 70s and a northeast wind five to ten. tonight mostly cloudy and miami- dade. an isolated shower this evening. we will hold between 60 and 65 with the east southeast wind five to ten. look at that sunset 21. we're at 67 here in washington this morning. 64 andrews, southern maryland, easton and cambridge 63. 64 in f frederick and martinsburg and manassas, leesburg and winchester are checking in at 66.
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68 is the warm spot. that's down in fredericksburg and also in college park this morning. columbia with showers nearby. sockville. 66 sterling and leesburg and prince georges county, brandywine 5694. 67 this morning. the winds are calm under mostly cloudy skies. and the dew point is above that 60-degree mark. that's why we are muggy but the big story is the jet dipping in the west. look at the active weather. strong to severe thunderstorms in the northern plains. off the east coast we have a storm system trying to develop. look at the showers along the carolina coast and the moisture continues to come on shore a little bit. with the daytime heating that's why we are dealing with a little shower activity which i think will become widely scattered later on this afternoon. hold on to the umbrellas. got the warmth in here. it is in the 70s this morning in chicago. once we get rid of this, the warm air to the west will come in and by the middle of the
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week it will feel like summer around here. here's our seven-day forecast, mid 80s today. a shower or two can't be ruled out. tomorrow a stray sure. i left it off but one or two could develop. 81. upper 80s on thursday and friday. and then the weekend, big holiday weekend, coomer. could be a stray shower with highs in the lower 70s. it's 4:48. a springy angie goff. >> i'm ready for it. not ready for the muggies but ready for the hot rains. hope you are off to a great start. traffic wise we are not. an accident here at 95 southbound at 216. also construction in the area. we have delays starting around 32. more problems we are tracking northbound on the bw parkway. another wreck at riverdale. as we take you to inbound new york avenue and move it outside, everything is moving. the few cars out here on inbound new york making their way from the times building past blades burling and beyond. good morning, virginia. we are moving at speed from the
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capital beltway to the pentagon and beyond. and finally some construction to watch for on the outer and inner loop stretching between braddock and 66. all of this should be clearing in the next 10 to 15 minutes. andrea, back to you. we have bad news for drivers who are planning to take the chain bridge to work today. our weekend rain prevented crews from completing the work on the bridge. that means traffic will be limited to one lane each direction. the grace period for getting caught on a speed camera is over in bowie, maryland. they were installed last month near north view elementary school and until now drivers were issued warnings but drivers caught speeding now will get a $40 ticket. police say drivers can expect more speed cameras in school zones in the near future. taking a look at the living well headlines, sudden cardiac
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arrest is a silent killer, which can take the younger of children and adults in the prime of life. but as sandra hughs tells us, one family is fighting back and making medical history books. >> reporter: for 46-year-old des'ree it's been a lifetime of doctors, drugs and devices to keep her weakened heart pumping. >> any chest pain. >> no. >> reporter: she's one of the oldest living survivors of sudden cardiac arrest, almost dying at age 12. she has a deadly heart disease. she lost two brothers at 12 and 14 and her dad's 3-year-old sister also died. an implanted pump is keeping her alive. >> how does a family get through something like this. >> i think just a lot of faith. >> reporter: the disease is genetic and death often comes before the victim hits the ground. >> patients don't know they have the disease. what it is a thickening of the septum n the wall between the
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right and left ventriccall of the heart. >> reporter: it is estimated 30,000 children are living with the silent killer lurking in their heart but many are never tested until there is a sudden death in the family. when all of the morells were tested her son and daughter were diagnosed. >> i have an implantable defibrillator and it is there to give a shock. >> des'ree is waiting on a heart transplant. >> i'm waiting every day and it's like oh, please. >> reporter: a plea for a new heart and healing for an entire family. cbs news, los angeles. >> in other living well news, reassuring news for people who have had heart attacks. it's okay to have sex without worrying about too much stress on that ticker. a study released shows many patients are afraid to resume sex after a heart attack but
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doctors say they just need to ask. only half of men and a third of women bring up the topic. they say it is safe to resume having sex as soon as patients feel better and can handle moderate exercise. a new approach to an old test may help doctors detect ovarian cancer earlier. combining a blood test that measures a certain protein along with measuring the risk of the disease helped to spot early-stage cancers in women. according to doctors ovarian cancer is known as a silent killer because it is often diagnosed too late to be successfully treated. a checklist could help to save lives. a survey of eight hospitals around the world, both before and after they implemented a standardized list of procedures for surgeons to follow. the more than 1700 patients who had urgent surgery the number of deaths dropped by two- thirds. the number of complications also fell by more than a third. for more living well
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headlines, log on to our website at click on the living well tab on the front page. a century old naval academy tradition could soon become a thing of the past. and local leaders warn residents about the rise in the number of poisonous snakes in our region. it is 4:53. you are watching 9 news now. when i melt to sleep with unisom sleep melts
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i get to sleep faster, stay asleep and wake refreshed. melt to sleep fast. unisom sleep melts. welcome back to 9 news now. more than 500 students received diplomas at the university of boston this weekend. attorney general eric holder delivered the commencement
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address. he said they are entering the job market in an unprecedented time of economic. >> even our most stubborn and complex problems are not entrappable ones. they can be solved by the same forces that created them, human beings. man made problems are suspectable to man made solutions [ applause ] >> finally the graduates of students who returned to the law school to complete their studies after leaving in 1960. prime said the world of diplomascy is as important as military might. the president told the graduating class at west point they face a long hard road ahead. mr. obama praised the da -- cadets to their dedication to service. >> a lesser army may have seen
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its spirit broke bun the american military is more resilient than that. our troops adapted and persisted. they partnered with coalitions and iraqi counterparts and through their confidence and creativity and courage we are poised to end our combat mission in iraq this summer. >> reporter: the president told the 1,000 graduates although the u.s. military is the corner stone of our national defense, the men and women in uniform cannot bear that responsibility by themselves. he said the rest of us must also do our part. today naval academy pleads first year students are set to care on on a centuries old tradition for what could be the last time. the climb to the top of the herndon monument. the group climb marks the end of the year. injuries sustained during previous years have led academy officials to end the tradition. fairfax county police say there's been an unusually high
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number of copperhead snakes spotted lately and they are biting. how to protect your children and pets and yourself. how to identify them and then stay away from them. >> reporter: if happen on one of these guys it can be scary. >> the pattern is an hour glass or butterfly shape wing down the spine of the snake. >> reporter: they are one of the three venomous snakes in virginia. >> once you see a copper head you will know everything else isn't. >> reporter: they believe there may be more copper head sightings and bites because they are losing their habitat. >> that's because where they are where they are is to find a meal. >> because they get energy from the sun and not food they can lie under a rock or log for days waiting for a mouse to walk by. if is a child with no chews on it could be bitten but most bites, 95% are on the hands.
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>> snakes are trying to stay out of their way. they feel vibrations so they are trying to get away from you. they have a chance to escape down a hole or in a log it will do it. not turning over the log to see where they went to would be a good choice. >> this is the most frequently seen snake in the area. it is nonvenomous but more bold than the copper head. so it is more likely to be seen near your home. this one models a copper head but it is not a pattern. >> a copper head is an unlikely situation but if you are bit by a snake of any kind you should assume you have been ineven mated and seek medical care from the closest facility. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. good morning. you are watching 9 news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. angie goff will have the traffic in a moment. howard bernstein is here with a look


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