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incident [ crying ] >> reporter: francis ryan and brother brian baring up against crushing grief because they want you to know who their daughter was. >> she was happy. she was a happy person. she just seemed to make everything okay because we all loved an adored her. >> reporter: this is a picture of keila and her brothers in the hours before she was struck and killed by a hit and run drive at dupont circle with a group celebrating her 24th birthday. the family is consoled that bystanders, including a bicyclist who chased after the driver helped. >> i can't say how grateful i am that they were there to give cpr to my child, for the young man that jumped on a bicycle and tracked this lady down after she did this horrendous thing and just ran like a coward and left my baby laying on the side of the road. >> i feel bad for this lady. i mean i know she didn't do it on purpose, but she has no
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business driving a car in her condition. my child did everything she had a designated driver. and now she's gone. 24 years old. just a baby. hadn't even started her life. hadn't had a chance to meet her love. hadn't had a chance to have children. an all of that is cut short. it's all gone now. i don't know how i'm going to get up every day and not have my baby. not have my child and i'm not going to have her sister and aunt. she's left a huge hole in our hearts and our lives. >> reporter: the mother francis ryan there. kiela ryan was a graduate of george mason university. her body was thrown 21 feet by the impact of that suv on connecticut avenue just south of dupont circle early thursday morning. the suspect admitted to
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detectives who learned in court papers that she did drive her vehicle in to the garage in the apartment complex where she lives in chevy chase but said she did not remember being involved in any crash. again, she's been ordered released on her personal recognizance. she is charged with involuntary manslaughter in washington, d.c. and faces dui charges in maryland. reporting live, scott broom, 9 news now. >> i have never heard anything more heart breaking than that interview. thank you. an incident involving a mother and her 16-month-old girl. the mother was pushing her daughter in a stroller when they were struck by an suv. it happened this morning as they crossed georgia avenue at aspen hill road. lindsey mastis live at the scene. we understand the girl will survive, thanks to a stranger, is that right? >> reporter: that's correct. this little girl is going to survive. this is the intersection where mom was walking her daughter across and after it happened the little girl wasn't breathing, but thanks to two
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quick-thinking good samaritans this little girl is alive. >> i just saw the baby lying down on the pavement without moving and the mom was crying. >> reporter: without hesitation this registered nurse rushed to the little girl's side. >> i checked the breathing on the baby and started to give cpr to her. >> soon officer arrived. >> she informed me the baby wasn't breathing and she didn't have a pulse. >> reporter: he said he thought of his two children as he took over cpr. >> after a few seconds we got a pulse back and it became stronger as we continued cpr. >> the girl was rushed to the hospital. officer johnston went, too. >> you automatically think of your kids and what if that was one of your children and what you would do. >> reporter: police say the green suv struck the child. her 36-year-old mother was behind the stroller and was in the cross walk, but police say mom is at fault. witnesses told police the suv
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was coming through the intersection and had the green light. >> there's a solid red hand or it says don't walk, when people walk that is like a motorist going through a red light. >> reporter: officers shut down the northbound lanes of georgia avenue as they investigated. they weren't sure if the little girl would make it, and then she did. >> i couldn't leave the hospital until i had an idea of the condition of the child. >> reporter: officer johnston had been with the department for five years. he doesn't want to be called a hero. >> i do what i hope anyone else would do for my kids. >> reporter: we took a close look at this intersection. it is possible to get from one side of the street to the other in the time allotted, but it's very tight. almost like you have to start to walk across the street as soon as it says go. now, a lot of people we have been seeing go to the middle of the intersection and wait for the next cycle. it's a dangerous intersection, so you have to be extremely
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careful when you cross the street here. live in aspen hill, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >> thank you. more tragic news tonight. the brother of redskins defensive lineman albert haynesworth was killed in a traffic accident last night in nashville. police say 23-year-old lance mccoy was on his motorcycle when he was struck by a nissan all the ma altima. he was going 100 miles an hour and swerving in and out of traffic when he crashed head on in to the car. haynesworth left the redskins after calling coach shanahan with the news last night and it is uncertain will whether the will play against the packers. police say a neighbor opened fire on a man's home this morning. this happened as kids were heading to the bus stop. peggy fox has the story from the scene. >> reporter: everyone here says we're lucky no one was killed. a man, who saw think shooting, says after the guy with a gunshot in to his neighbor's house, he then started to shoot
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in to the street. >> it was scary, about 7:30 in the morning, a lot of gun fire. >> reporter: a kitchen window is riddled with bullet holes from the bizarre and frightening incident that shook this woodbridge neighborhood that is filled with children. >> i told my children to get away from the window because they are naturally curious and wanted to see what was going on. >> reporter: police say a man used a handgun to shoot multiple times. hitting a man in the ankle. he saw the gunman. >> i heard him fire off six times and that's when i came to the front of the house and looked. and he also had turned and faced the other direction and was shooting what looked like toward the ground. >> reporter: the injured man was flown to the hospital for surgery. the neighbor says the man lives two doors down and had a 10-
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year-old daughter. >> he couldn't get back in the house. it wasn't until the cops came in and knocked on the door that we saw them bring the young child out. i feel bad for her. obviously there's something wrong with him. >> reporter: before police caught the gunman, neighbors say that children started to come out of their homes to get to their school bus. thankfully no more shots were fired and police were able to catch the suspect and take him in to custody. in woodbridge, peggy fox, 9 news now. >> the crime scene is so big, more than a block long police have spent all day long collecting bullet casings and other evidence. they have not charged the suspect yet. a 26-year-old stafford man is held charged with trying to kill his wife's boyfriend. alexander a.d.d. elman shot at the man when he saw the man talking to his wife in a commuter parking lot. he was taken to custody a short time later. thousands of jobs up and disappeared last month. so if we are supposed to be in
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an economic recovery, the latest report shows it is moving slowly. somehow the stock market still found a reason to rally. >> reporter: anis is a has sen out hundreds of resumes but her job search dragged on longer than ever expected. >> after a year and a half it is almost like a depressed state. so i had to find a way to pick myself up. >> reporter: that means showing up at job fairs, like the one at her church in new jersey. her last job was in the insurance industry, but the work has dried up. 95,000 people lost their jobs in september. a small increase in hiring by private companies wasn't enough to offset the drop in government workers. the overall jobless rate held steady at 9.6%. that employment report was worse than expected but stocks rallied any way. that's because it is more likely the federal reserve will take new action to prop up the economy. >> reporter: the dow shot past
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11,000 for the first time in five months but traders worry the cheer will fade because any action by the fed will have a short term ben it. >> at the end of the day it doesn't create jobs and that's what we need to see for sustainability. >> many accepted part time work to get by an others gave up looking all together. they are called the under employment rate which rose past 17%. for now, anissa is staying positive. >> i feel good. i'm glad i came. >> reporter: competition for each job is tougher than ever. all told 15 million americans are out of work. alexis christoforous, cbs news, wall street. >> and listen to, this the unemployment rate has topped 9.5% for 18 straight months. that's the longest stretch since the 1930s. on wall street as we heard, stocks close above the 11,000 mark for the first time in five
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months. the dow up for the week 57 points at 11006. the nasdaq climbed 18 an the s&p jumped by seven. the mid-term elections are less than a month away and the economy is the top issue on the minds of the voters. and today, president obama visited a small business in bladensburg maryland to make the case he is working hard to fix the economy. republicans have a shot at taking control of congress and they say they can do the job better. >> as americans, we have to decide, do we want another two years of job-killing policies coming out of washington, or have we had enough? >> reporter: taken as a generic group now, republicans hold a strong lead in most polls but there are a big number of undecided voters out there and up for grabs. the university of michigan professor who hacked a dc elections voting site appeared before a committee today. they programmed the site to play the michigan fight song, but the students didn't break
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the law because the elections board had encouraged outsiders to find security faults in their system. >> we found that within 36 hours of the start of the test period, we were able to break in to their web server by exploiting a vulnerability we discovered and after we did that we were able to change all of the votes and find out how everyone voted. >> reporter: not good. city election officials say the vulnerability has been fixed and the site relaunched to allow voters to down load ballots but not to cast them on- line. employees at the commerce department are getting a long weekend. the there was a small fire last night. it happened in an a area undergoing renovation. no one was hurt. the official photo for the supreme court class of 2010 was taken today and for the first time ever it features three women, justice justice ruth bader gain ginsburg is front
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and center. and sot sot and elena kagan. elena kagan took the bench as the 100th supreme court justice earlier this week. dogs were called in to search trains at union station but it was part of the drill. random bag searches were conducted as part of the security exercise. the searches come as amtrak plans to boost security on its trains. the plans call for using explosives sniffing canines and using security checks on board. a warning about a commuter alert for metro riders this weekend. track work along the blue and orange lines will close the farragut west and mcpherson stations and won't be blue or orange line center at metro center either. the work is scheduled from 10:00 tonight until the system reopens on tuesday morning. the closings are taking place so metro can do important safety improvements. there will be free shuttle bus service around the detour. still ahead, tiger talks to
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the local kids, and we'll talk to one pro golfer of whether he feels he is still a good role model. a fabulous end to the workweek. i will let you know how this holds true to the holiday weekend when the forecasts up. a long nightmare could be over soon for the 33 miners trapped in chile. unnext when workers could start to pull them out.
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responders spent hours on a delicate rescue mission today over i-95 in hollywood, florida. two workers with serious injuries got trapped inside of the city's landmark water tow they are morning. investigators say the men were sandblasting inside when the scaffolding they were standing on 0 collapsed. repairs were being made at the time and the tank was empty.
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firefighters use a specially outfitted tractor-trailer to rescue the men from that perch. there was another dramatic rescue. this time in des moines, iowa. a 10-year-old boy fell ten feet through a manhole last night and he was stuck there for more than an hour before the firefighters got him out. the child was rushed to the hospital and is expected to be okay. rescuers say the trapped miners in chile could soon see the outside world. hope is building as families prepare to see their loved ones for the first time in two months. >> reporter: rescuers in chile are inching closer to a breakthrough. there's not long to go now, she says, as she waits for her nephew ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: relatives cheered the arrival of mobile hospital units, another sign the men maybe above ground soon. >> we are hoping that we can get contact more or less this saturday. >> reporter: but reaching the 33 trapped miners is only the
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beginning of the process. rescuers say pulling them out could take between two and ten days. first, paramedics will be lowered in the underground chamber to help with the rescue. they'll decide which miners are physically and mentally ready to see the light of day for the first time in more than two months. even that's a concern. when the miners are hoisted up, they will have to wear sunglasses until they get used to daylight again. relatives a camp hope can't wait to get back to life. jessica will finally get the church wedding she's always hoped for. >> i'm waiting for him to come out and put a date on it, she says. >> reporter: loved ones, who have been counting up the days the men were trapped are now counting down the minutes until they are freed. charlie d'agata, cbs news. >> the miners have been trying to stay in good shape below so they can fit through the rescue hole. one miner has been running six miles a day underground. the state of emergency is
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still in affect in hung gary tonight where a flood of toxic red sludge burst out of a reservoir this week. there are new concerns about the massive spill's impact on the danube river. the sludge has high levels of arsenic and mercury. seven were killed when the reservoir failed. six are missing. this hungary's government is calling the spill an ecological disaster. the peace prize was awarded to imprisoned chinese disdent liu xiaobo. that's despite a warning from the government. the committee honored him for his long, nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights. travelers to the most popular parks have a high-tech tool to help them get the most out of their visit. it is a free app for iphones, ipads an the rye touch. find out how to get to the park, what they cost, and attractions there and lists plants and animals indigenous to the park.
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25 sailboats will be at the annapolis sailboat show. organizers say the show is filled to capacity and floating docks are used to hold an overflow of exhibitors. again, the weather couldn't be better. nice. >> nice. just like the rest of the weekend. >> there is airing until the forecast, the temperatures drop but we are talking mid-70s. now this is something to talk about. that you probably don't want to see just yet. in the mountains of colorado. this is summit county out there, the front range, the rockies. they did get an inch of snow and they are expecting at least another inch of snow. to them that's like nothing. that's a dusting for them. but it is officially the first one of the season and we could
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be looking for some of that maybe later on, but this is nowhere in our near future but pretty up in the higher elevations. of course the skiers are chomping at the bit for that. check out the next three days an beautiful, beautiful weather for us. 81 tomorrow is what i will go with again. 76 on sunday but very mild. back up to 81 for columbus day and mostly sunny skies the next couple. might see one or two clouds moving around and partly cloudy skies by the time we get to columbus day. the rest of the evening, sunny and mild. near the 80-degree mark. touching upper 60s by the 8:00 to 9:00 hour. overnight not as cold, a little chilly. coolest spots are upper 40s this time. a lot of us in the lower to mid- 50s downtown. quickly through the 50s to the 60s once again. one or two clouds tomorrow afternoon but mostly sunny skies. increasing toward the 80-degree mark and i think a lot of us are hitting 81, 82 tomorrow. satellite and radar together. yes, this is what we normally
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see with clouds and maybe rain and showers and thunderstorms in places. there isn't anything all the way in to new england and out west and all think way south of here, too. what we will do with the 9 future cast after we look at temperatures is zoom out and show you how much of the country is seeing beautiful weather. reagan national 78. gaitherburg 73. go to the 9 future cast. i will zoom this out. isn't anything to show here. look at a bank of clouds in pennsylvania trying to make its way down but there is nothing from the rockies all the way to the mid-atlantic. nothing in store. it is a beautiful weather pattern. a few clouds i'm expecting to come back in, one or two of them, partly cloudy skies by columbus day. tonight not as chilly as it has been. upper 40s to mid-50s downtown. as we go to tomorrow, look at a couple of 80s starting to pop up around the washington metro. zone forecast the highest elevations in the mid-70s in cases and go 82 in frederick,
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81 washington. upper 70s to the delmarva. seven-day forecast, great weather continues all the way through columbus day. tuesday we are cooler. the next chance of rain is late wednesday. thursday is a cold front. that's where we will dip down to the fall temperatures we should have which is 60s. that's not ridiculously cold and don't see any freezing weather so we will sit back and enjoy the columbus day weekend. >> no 40s in the near term. >> fairly good. >> all right. up next a push for privacy after a new poll shows parents think kids are sharing way too much information on-line.
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two governors, two different approaches. even in good times bob ehrlich didn't make education a priority. he increased college tuition by 40%, cut school construction by $200 million, and ehrlich voted to eliminate the department of education while serving in congress. but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first.
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explosive scenes like these in chicago this past summer will be playing out here on the streets of dc. you see, the makers of transformers part iii will be in town next week filming scenes for the big robot war, and that means a slew of street closings and parking restrictions beginning on monday downtown. the areas affect ready mostly around the national mall. you can get a list of the closings at wusa9.com. all you have to do is click on
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9 news extras. as kids and teens become more internet savvy, the risk of losing privacy on-line is becoming more of an issue, as well as bullying. it is one of the many dangers they can fall victim who to when they begin to participate in social media. bruce leshan is talking about a new poll about this. >> social networking may be making a privacy mess for kids and teens. a new international poll shows, get this, more than t 0% of parents think their children share too much on-line. and 75% say social networking sites are doing a terrible job protecting privacy on-line. on monday, the poll sponsored common sense media will launch a campaign to teach kids how to protect their personal information and reputations, and with story after story about on-line bullying, experts say internet discretion is a
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good place to start. >> part of controlling this internet bullying and internet exploitation, we have to teach our kids, look, don't do this stuff. >> when people go on-line and publish pictures and they publish storied, instead of it being published to five or six people, it's an entire school, it is 300 people or an entire town. >> reporter: big round table here today in washington on this with several federal officials. they are trying to figure out how ways to increase on-line privacy for teenagers. anita? >> on-line discretion. sounds like a good message. coming up next, new at 5:30. tiger woods was in the district today. coming up i ask tiger about rebuilding his image. >> rebuilding image, i don't care about. all i care is doing it day by day. woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent.
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woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago:
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dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. tiger woods comes to town to talk to local kids but is he still a good role model? people are falling in toe this pitfalls of plastics despite credit card reform. and a study of high school football players shows even
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those who don't get diagnosed with a concussion maybe damaging their brains. tiger woods endured one of the toughest careers of his -- toughest years of his career. he was in southeast to promet his dc learning center. part of his message could apply to his personal life. >> reporter: it has been a bad year for tiger woods but today something good, a chance to promote his learning center at the caesar chavez charter school in southeast. >> we want them to take advantage of it because so many opportunities present itself because of it. >> reporter: it is designed to help advance the education of high school kids with innovative programs and the latest technology. >> he is helping us, giving us education and better support than he had so we can be in a place where he is now. >> reporter: this good deed had been in the works since 2007 when woods brought his
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tournament though dc area. his generosity hasn't changed but his image has. his well publicized extramarital affairs tarnished his reputation but not the member members of the school. >> the only thing that changed my mind is the fact he showed up at the campus today? my perspective hasn't changed at all. i think he is an awesome person. >> reporter: he talked about failure and how he was taught to pick himself up and learn from it. a lesson he is applying to his personal life. >> i'm going day by day. rebuilding i am image i don't know about. i just care doing it day by day and trying to get my life better. in southeast, greg toll land, 9 news now. >> there are two tiger woods learning centers at the school. one at the capital sam campus in ward six and the other at ward seven at the park side campus. caught on tape, johnny depp play paying a surprise visit to
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school children in london. captain jack sparrow showing up in full year. it began when 9-year-old girl wrote a fan letter to johnny depp asking his character to lead a mutiny against her teachers. imagine her surprise when she showed up. although he did say a mutiny may get them in trouble. a 14-year-old girl is taking nick load onto court. >> you are now dora. you don't sound like dora. >> i changed my voice to sound like dora. >> no, princess maybe i can help. >> katlin sanchez, the voice of dora, the explorer filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit saying the cable network cheated her out of millions of dollars for not paying her for reruns, defends, dora product and hundreds hours of promotional work. katlin, just 12 years old when she was hired by nickelodeon.
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she says she signed an unconscionable contract when she was hired without the advice of an attorney. hundreds of future doctors and scientists attended an unusual career fair in sockville. 600 middle school students gathered at shady grove campus for frontiers in science and medicine day. the kids learned about the impact of the b.p. gulf oil spill on animals and also learned how doctors train to perform surgery. a burst of energy today at ballou high school in southeast. the national guard's energy lab paid a visit to the lab today. the mobile classroom features a series of interactive stations including a fire station, water and wind station. the goal is to encourage students to reach for the top in science and math. pfizer recalling 190,000 bottles of their cholesterol- lowering drug lipitor. the recall announced after consumer complaints of a musty odor coming from the
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containers. pfizer, the world's biggest drug maker says the batch had been battled by a third party manufacturer. the company says an investigation found the odor is not likely to cause any adverse effects. credit card reform is actually getting people to pay down their debt. the reform was supposed to protect consumers against abusive practices like gouging with unfair fees by the card issuers but despite the new regulations, plastic can still be perilous. >> reporter: amy is one of many americans who's carrying less debt these days. >> i pay off my bills immediately. because i can't stand paying extra interest. >> reporter: a survey of americans says the average credit card balance is down to $3,800. that's 1100 less than in 2009. but this doesn't mean people are happier with credit card companies. >> in fact, it's one of the lowest rated services we have
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ever analyzed, right down there with computer tech support. >> reporter: federal reforms require a mandatory minimum payment warning on all bills. it spells out the consequences of making only the minimum payment n. this, a $4,000 debt will take 24 years to pay off and end up costing more than $8,000. >> 23% of the people we surveyed said it encouraged them to pay off their balances quicker. >> reporter: consumer reports says there are still credit card gotchas as banks try to make up for lost revenues. >> interest rates are the high nest ten year and fees have climbed. >> reporter: first premier bank mastercard charges as much as 59.9% interest. that's on top of a $75 annual fee and a pricing fee that can be as high as $95. but there are two cards worth considering that don't charge any fees. they are the penn fed promise vees that has 7.8% apr for the
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first three years. lesli foster, 9 news now. >> puppet a card that offers a lower rate, before you switch cards, call your card's customer service department. if you are turned down by the first person who takes the call poll lightly ask for a supervisor and try it again. this spectacular weather - through the week? we want to hear yes. >> yes. you got it. temperatures today just a touch under 80 officially here in washington. a lot of us are still in the 70s. these temperatures will be making a drop as the sunset is getting earlier in the day now. the temperature will drop quickly once the sunsets. not as cool overnight toward tomorrow morning but the out and about forecast is all about this evening. temperatures in the 70s. we will touch a few places in the 60s. nothing but bright sunshine until the sun sets leading to a clear sky overnight tonight. let's start first in fairfax county. a number of 70s for
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temperatures around the 7:00 to 8:00 hour. alexandria 74. downtown we are holding on to 70s. it will take a little longer to cool off there. 73 college park. 74 downtown. prince georges county, temperatures are falling to the 70s and a few 60s by the time the sun sets. the forecast in a few more minutes. okay. up next a kitten uses up one of its nine lives after getting stuck in a pickup truck. we will show you the rescue. >> and we are always on for you at wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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a roller coaster accident injured ten people.
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authority say two trains collide the station where the passengers board the pony express. express. a train leaving the station did not make it over the first hill and rolled back down in the other train. i didn't think could happen. the victims were take on the the hospital but the injuries were nonlife-threatening. they are investigating why this happened. a van ended up in the water after a woman missed a turn an drove off of a 30-foot cliff near seattle yesterday. there it is in the water. the coast guard happened to be conducting a drill nearby and quickly rescued the driver she was the only person in the van. the woman was taken to the hospital. she's in critical condition with head injuries. authorities responded to a little one strapped in a pickup truck in west palm beach, a kitten that is, the thing got its head stuck in the engine. >> they called the police.
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the police arrived. probably a good two hours in to it, the fire department showed up. >> reporter: so one of the officers called a friend, who worked at a nearby auto shop and after snipping, clipping and dismantling the kitten was pulled out. the officer will adopt the kitten and name her what else, dakota. >> i wonder if she went to keep warm. i am glad she is okay. coming up on 9 news now, with another night of high school football on tap, the story of one teen proving no obstacle should be considered too great. i will have the story. picture perfect for football here tonight. this beautiful weather lasts all the way through the weekend, through columbus day. i will let you know where the temperatures range with the forecast after a high of 79 today. up next a scary study about the hidden brain injuries high school football players suffer
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on the gridiron. i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs.
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. topping the health alert, the diet drug meridia has been pulled off of the u.s. market. abbott lab and the fda announced it is withdrawn because of dangerous side effects like heart attacks and strokes that became more evident after the drug's approval. the gaininger was greatest in people with existing cardiovascular disease that took it long term. fda says people using the diet drug should stop now and ask their doctors about an alternative. a warning for everyone who place on the gridiron and that's a lot of kids and adults this time of the year. it is not just concussions you have to worry about. a study shows even blows to the head that don't result in a concussion can cause damage to the brain. high school quarterback colin is testing his brain. >> we had a test where they go through all the words. >> reporter: his football team is part of a purdue university
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study that shows some athletes are suffering brain injuries, even though they are not exhibiting signs of a concussion. >> when you get hit in the head some level of force is transferred in the brain. >> reporter: they use sensor- filled helmets to track how many hits the players took and they tested their cognitive ability. the findings show, in some cases, players had brain damage that was worse than those with concussions. 22 players took 1800 blows to the head during one season. all the the more typical number is 600. hits to the top front of the head seem to be doing this most damage. >> it is not a trivial issue to just make the hardware better. what has to come in to play are better strategies from the players on how they actually tackle. >> reporter: colin, who suffered a concussion last year is happy to be part of the research. >> more information and data we can get on concussions is better for the safety of
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others. >> reporter: concussions among athletes is a hot topic in the pros and the student level. this is the first study show though that less severe blows have health risks they plan to follow the students beyond high school to see if the damage is permanent. the bishop macnamara community is launching a campaign. they wore favorite pink outfits to school today and some teams will show support by wearing pink during the varsity home games this week. fans are encouraged to get decked out. pink ribbons will be distributed at the game. all proceeds will benefit the national breast cancer resurgery foundation. a sea of pink today at nationals park. thousands gathered for the start of the susan g. komen three-day walk. the goal is to raise money for breast cancer resurgery. the route takes walkers from the district to germantown and back. several streets will be closed on sunday for the walk. it is 60 miles in all.
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for more stories where you live, go to our website at wusa9.com. find your community in the where you live section and keep up with what is new in your neighborhood. if you have a story or news tip, we want to hear from that, too t. contact us and be part of the team at wusa9.com. montgomery county is tapping the most prominent residents for insights in to exactly what went wrong at pepco when the summer storms left a lot of us in the dark. heading up the effort the former ceo of lockheed martin an he says preventing the trees from taking down the power lines awe to be priority number one. >> pepco points out the impact of vegetation breaking down power lines, and that's not rocket science. i happen to claim to be a rocket scientist, with my background in lockheed martin and that's the kind of thing we ought to be able to figure out a way to solve. >> if it is not rocket science
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he ought to know. for the experts on the weather that would be the meteorologist, take it away. >> beautiful weather. we talked about the three day. it will be warm for that. great cause. keep cool and well hydrated through the event. temperatures will be much above where they should be for this time of the year. 79 today. 81 tomorrow with a couple of clouds. mostly sunny skies. a little dip in the temperature but still mild. actually warm for this time of the year in to sunday. columbus day up to 81, partly cloudy skies here. temperatures are falling to the 70s this evening. i say we are down to the mid 70s to mid-60s by the time the sun sets. saturday morning, temperatures will be 50 to upper 40s in the cooler spots. mid-50s downtown and quickly through the 50s and 60s on saturday morning. we will get in the upper 70s and a few of us lower 80s for
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high temperatures on saturday. satellite and radar together, sunshine, you don't see anything there. temperatures allowed to get all the way to nearly 80 degrees here. we got to 81 culpeper. gaithersburg, lower 70s. these are current temperatures. baltimore 75. fredericksburg 76. tappahannock in the northern neck 75 and pax river is at 74. hagerstown, hello to you up there 77 degrees. with the nine future cast i want to show you what to expect. for this 9 future cast i want to show you how much of the country, through the entire weekend all the way to the rockies mountains to the east coast here there isn't a lick to talk about in the way of rain. there's a weak system that will roll around late monday in to tuesday. i think it will roll north. keep the rain showers out of the forecast but bring in clouds, monday, tuesday in to wednesday. coolest spots upper 40s. as we go the beltway to within, mid-50s for low temperatures. still one of those open up the window nights and enjoy the
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cool air. 80s for much of us in in the washington metro. 81 for the high. toward the blue ridge, the shenandoah and upper appalachians, we are talking upper 70s and mid-70s out that way. frederick could be 82, 83 and even mid-70s all the way to the delmarva. mid to upper 70s there. there it is. still the forecast continues with awesomeness in the weather forecast. monday, columbus day up to 81 and then we cool down with more cloud cover on tuesday. that's the weak system on monday and tuesday. but for us the next cold front is late wednesday morning, early thursday that cools us down to what you think would be fall area. as you mentioned earlier, aren't 40s for lows until the weekend. >> thumbs up for awesomeness. lovin' that. >> speaking of awesome, we may think football is a tough game but we don't know tough. >> every week we see the best in football. you will see it here. there's an old saying if you are on a campus and not sure
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where the football team practices, just listen. let your ears guide now. that's good advice but not if you are at the next place you are about to see. in this week, dc.high school sports.net profile we will visit a place that plays football differently. >> reporter: on this field, hands are constantly moving. it's a necessity. >> most of our kids are deaf. we have some kids who are hard of hearing. >> reporter: that's mark birk speaking through an interpreter and welcome to his world. for three years he coached at a school for the deaf and in a sport where noise is common. >> there you go, read it, read it. >> reporter: like at this practice. at his -- it's amazingly quiet. >> i communicate with my players using sign language. we have developed certain cues that we use. >> reporter: the quarterbacks light tap on the center's rear to signal he's ready for the snap. >> i think that is an advantage for us when we are playing a nondeaf team because we are the fact we are signing in front of
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players than they don't know what they are talking about. >> that is until they play teams with deaf students that can intercept their hand signals and it takes away their silent advantage. what do they do in those cases? they resort to a technique that all coaches have to use. >> i use my play chart to over cover the signing like you see the coaches covering their mouths like when they are on tv. >> reporter: adapt and overcome, just like other teams and while the program experienced plenty of success, they are still at times stereotypes and ignorance from opponents. >> a couple of years ago i played against another team and they got mad at us because we beat them. >> they beat a lot of teams. thus they are 4-2 this season and proving a point ever step of the way. >> we want to show to them deaf people can play any sport. and us playing and beating them is evidence of that. >> got they go for win number
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five tonight against fredericksburg christian. amazing story. >> very cool. >> up next in on the's friday's heros, local school kids giving back to the community doing chores for other folks. and coming up new at 6:00, new information tonight about the death investigation of this business owner of a chantilly car wash. surae chinn. details are minutes away. [ son ] my parents have always lived in the states.
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one of the scariest things of getting older is someone saying you you can't live alone. but we have a dose of help to keep seniors in their homes. high school kids, raking, cleaning, doing chores for free? and it's not even their house? what the heck is going on here? >> it is a gratifying feeling when you get to come out and do something for someone other than yourself. >> young people are volunteering. it is a required project but at the i am time. >> i live around here and seize zee some of these people every day. i have been coming and helping
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neighborhood families. it is really good. >> reporter: since 1981 the group homes has been dedicated to helping seniors retain their independence as long as possible. lea pena is assist tan director. >> we do that in a couple of ways. the first is by providing affordable housing to low- income seniors here in the district. we have three group houses that house a total of 20 seniors on our campus. >> reporter: you have already seen the other way. it's called, appropriately, the age in place program. >> we connect volunteers with seniors who are living in the communities, primarily in wards 4 and 5. and provide those seniors with necessary home maintenance services to really enable them to remain in their homes and in the communities. >> we are taking time out of our day to help them and they are welcoming us in to their homes and you get to know them. they will sit down and show you pictures of their family. you get to know them. it is really nice. they are sweet people.
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>> reporter: there's a need for more volunteers with christian communities. so if you want information on how to help out the organization and others we have profiled, go to our website at wusa9.com and click on hero central. thanks for joining us for 9 news now at five. 9 news now at 6:00 starts right now. from the first local station with news in high definition, this is 9 news now. tonight we have new information about an investigation in fairfax county. the body of a 61-year-old man was found inside of a house along ladeaux court yesterday. police are ruling the death homicide. >> reporter: an autopsy was completed this afternoon. we know more about how this man died, but we don't know who or why anyone would want to harm a fairfax county businessman. you can see the car wash that he owned is open for business

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