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hello. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. one of the four people injured in an early morning fire has died. right now montgomery county fire investigators are searching for a cause. flames broke out on iris street around 4:00 a.m. authorities say items inside the home made it harder to fight that fire. >> it's definitely a lot of
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debris, household contents inside the house, but at the same time they were able to perform a primary and secondary check. >> right now authorities are not releasing the name of the woman killed or the other victims injured in that blaze. meanwhile, fire crews in northern new jersey had their hands full battling an early morning apartment fire. flames broke out just before 6:30 a.m. at this apartment complex in irving ton, new jersey. that's 40 miles west of manhattan. right now authorities are not sure what started the blaze and so far no injuries have been reported. howard county police have charged a barber with sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. 54 young young gon kim has been charged. the trial was a customer at
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scissors hair salon in ellicott city. that's where authorities say the suspect worked and the alleged abuse occurred. investigators fear there may be more victims. if that is the occasions please call the howard county police. double murder suspect carlos lopez will go before a judge in montgomery county today. and that's when he will be formally charged with killing his estranged wife and his stepson. 51-year-old jane mcquan and her son were found in separate locations last month. the debt crisis in greece is casting a shadow across europe, and it is front and center at the g-20 summit in cans, cannes, france.
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>> reporter: president obama greeted other world leaders deep in discussion about global economic trouble. they're all in the south of france for the g-20 summit. the president and his international counterparts are pushing european officials to move quickly to shore up their economy. >> the most important aspect of our task over the next two days is to resolve the financial crisis here in europe. >> reporter: debt drama in greece is at the center of this year's summit. other european countries agreed to adds 178 billion bailout. it seemed like a done deal until the greek prime minister decided to put it to a popular vote. now, according to the associated press, greek officials are scrapping that plan. white house officials are watching the situation closely. serious economic trouble in europe could spread to the u.s. and hit the american economy just as it's starting to show
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signs of growth. >> the united states will continue to be a partner with the europeans to resolve these challenges. >> reporter: a short distance from the summit site protesters took to the streets. this group says their goal is to disinfect greedy banks. the demonstrators want the g-20 nations to redistributed the world's wealth and help the less fortunate countries. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. while the debt crisis remains at the center of the talks, the leaders also hope to talk about reforms to the international monetary system. commodity prices and food security are also on the acknowledge general dan. the great disparity between the rich and the poor had police and rioters clashing in oakland, california this morning. it happened after occupy wall street demonstrators started a large bonfire in the middle of a downtown street. dozens of police in riot gear moved in on hundreds of
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protesters. similar rioting forced police to shut down the port of oakland for several hours yesterday. a stunning conviction that took only one hour for a jury to decide. brittany norwood has been found guilty of first-degree murder for viciously killing her coworker, jayna murray. surae chinn has reaction from family, jurors, and returns to the store where this all happened. >> reporter: lululemon's door reopened the day after the guilty verdict, the place where jayna murray worked and where she wasa vajlily killed. >> justice prevailed, and there's nothing else to say. it's a crazy thing that happened and she's got pay for the crime. >> my feeling is she got would she deserved. >> reporter: brittany norwood used several weapons to kill causing a slow, deliberate, and painful death. 331 blows jay ma murray felt
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and lived through. >> what made it such a quick verdict is that the number of injuries and where they were sustained and the fact that they were sustained while she was still alive. >> reporter: jayna murray's brother hugh thankful for their work and swift decision. >> i actually wish that i never had to hear any of these words, but hearing that we got a first- degree murder verdict is very pleasing. >> i know the trauma our family has been through. i want no other family to go through this. >> reporter: brittany norwood, a cold blooded killer, and the jury decided that in about an hour that she should pay behind bars and held accountable for the crime. in bethesda, surae chen, 9news now. >> the jury heard from 49 witnesses and saw 300 pieces of evidence.
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sentencing for brittany norwood has been scheduled for january. we have more information from that trial. we also have reaction to the verdict on our website. go to it's on our front page. we'd like to you look at this incredible video of a train derailment near chicago. about a dozen cars jumped the tracks and caught fire. the wreck tied up commuter rails to chicago for most of the morning. there were no injuries reported. the national park service opened its annual lottery for tickets to this year's national christmas tree lighting ceremony this morning. the on-line lottery will close at 10:00 on monday morning. 17,000 tickets are available. this year's lighting is scheduled for december in front of the white house. and we've made it very easy for you. all you have to do is log on to
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closing arguments are set to begin today in the trial of the michael jackson doctor. the jury of seven men and five women will hear from prosecutors and defense attorneys who will summarize their cases after 22 days of testimony. karen brown reports now from los angeles. >> reporter: the prosecution will go first and have the final word after the defense. the state argues that dr. conrad murray's reckless and negligent care directly led to michael jackson's death. they say dr. murray should have never been using the anesthetic propofol in a home setting, didn't properlily monitor his superstar patient, and never told emergency responders he gave jackson the powerful drug. a defense witness even admitted dr. murray violated standards of occasions but his lawyers
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argue nothing the cardiologist did or did not do was criminal, and that it was jackson, desperate for sleep who caused his own death when he self- administered the lethal dose. >> what has the last 24 hours been like for you as you prepared for these closing arguments? >> it's been very hectic. one day is not a lot of time to go over five weeks of relatively complicated testimony. >> reporter: the jury of seven men and five women never heard directly from dr. murray, but they did hear his lengthy interview with police recorded just two days after the singer's death. many court observers believe the trial has gone well for the prosecution, but warn about drawing any conclusion. >> jurors sometimes look at these cases very differently than the public does, particularly when the public has the benefit of legal commentary and the jury does not. >> reporter: the jackson family has been in court almost every day during the trial. dr. murray faces up to four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if
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convicted of involuntary manslaughter. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. howard is up next with his forecast. >> and i'm enjoying it outside right now, jc. it's in the 50s and the winds are light. on the allergy count, the season is pretty much over but still a little bit of tree pollen and mold in the air. we'll come back and look at a system in the middle of the country that could give us a few showers. that and a look towards the weekend when 9news now returns.
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for the next few days you are going to see all of the food behind us, and it is a reminder that food drive 9 is underway. and we're teaming up with the boy scouts and capitol area food bank to help feed those in need in our community. if you cannot donate food or other nonperishable items, money, money, money is needed. that's because the capitol area food bank can do some magic. it can turn your $1 donation into $14 worth of food, and that is enough to give someone three healthy meals. so think about the $5 that you will spend at starbucks. it could actually feed a family of five for the entire day. you can learn more information by going to our website,, and also learn about
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scouting for food. and by the way, this saturday, the boy scouts will begin food drive 9 and scouting for food. they will leave 800,000 bags at homes in maryland and virginia. they're asking residents to fill them up with nonperishable food and leave them at your door steps for saturday, november 12th. because of the bag tax now in the district of columbia, bags will not be left at homes, but the scouts will be at safe ways across the district on the 12th to take your donation. and all of the food goes to the capitol area food bank. they are incredible. >> they're doing a great job. lots of things going on saturday. you've got the alzheimer's walk going on at the national mall, and i'm going to be out at nationals park at the heart walk. the american heart association has been involved with that for many years. we'd love to you join us down there. if you can't, there's an easy way to support us if you can't
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make it. gates open at 8:30, walk starts at 10:00. but if you can't, text gwrwalk to 50555 to make a $10 donation by texting. we've got sunshine, temperatures in the 50s, we're going into the 60s before the day is out. let's get you going with a look at the day planner. temperatures next hour, upper 50s. low 60s by mid afternoon. we get enough sunshine, and maybe a little more of a south wind, and somebody could make a run to a 65 even. it is gorgeous out there. south winds are off the water. this time of year water keeps reagan national a little milder at night but cooler in the afternoon. clouds start to increase this evening. 54 by 9:00. tonight not nearly as cold as this morning.
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we're going to stay in 40s. satellite and radar, you see the clouds streaming in over us earlier. they've broken out very nicely as we get into sunshine with showers way out to the west towards lexington, kentucky, and that's what we'll be looking at tonight. temperatures right now, few and far between, but we've got 52, our latest reading at reagan national. locally, near 60 in ladensville, 52 in centerville. pushing 60 in a couple of spots. a very pleasant midday. dew points in the 40s. the winds off the water out of the south at 1. the barometer has been sinking. it's pretty healthy, but that's going to start to drop as low pressure moves in. there's one storm coming in the northwest, but it's this guy near st. louis with the heavier rain, now mostly south of the chicago area, and that storm system is moving east, but it's also going to get kicked farther to the south with the cold front coming, and that front is going to end up
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pushing this storm system off to the south. we say good-bye to high pressure, hello to low pressure. we may get a few showers out toward the shenandoah valley during the overnight. but the bulk of the rain is going to stay south of interstate 64. 6:00 a.m., southern maryland, maybe a few showers, down toward colonial beach. you've got to be well south of d.c., dealing with sprinkles. that system pulls away in the afternoon. sunshine returns, so does a brisk north wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour, and that will keep things a little chillier than they have been. today mild. we'll make a run for the low sick, maybe 64. this may be wishful thinking, but i think somebody is going to make it. tonight we're in the 40s. then clear in the afternoon, breezy, 58. saturday 54 degrees. definitely a chill in the air for the heart walk, the alzheimer's walk, the maryland- uva game should be great. sunday the skins at home. looks nice for that. look at the mild temperatures
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next week. and then we are dealing with some great weather also next week. i want to tell you, this weekend is the time change. we are out on the weather terrace what. is with me today? >> this is freshman puppy. >> what a sweet. >> reporter: yes tell me about freshman. that she it got her name because she was found as a stray on campus, or near the campus of a local university. so we called her the freshman, and she's four months old, and she's looking for a home. >> she's looking to eat my shoelaces. that's really sweet. she's a sweet, friendlily dog. where has she been staying? >> she's at the georgia avenue adoption center. she's looking for a permanent family. >> nice healthy -- dog, playful. >> she has been spayed, vaccinated, she's ready to go. >> what kind of dog? >> she's a pit bull terrier
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mix. we like to say she's mrs. dalmatian because when she gets wet you can see the black spots. >> i've got to tell you, this dog has a great personality. what a sweet animal. >> we always want to look at the individual characteristics rather than the breed. she's an extremely social, friendly, family friendly dog, loves kids and other dogs, and really just a great playful family dog. >> super. how can folks contact you at the washington humane society? >> they can go on, or call us at 202-723-5730. >> all that information is also at so if you missed any of that go to the website. it's all there for you. we're going to be back with 9news now at noon right after this. ñññ
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this saturday i am walking to fight alzheimer's. and i want you to join me. jc's jewels is my team. i'll give you information on how you can join. come down to 15th and constitution saturday morning and join me to help fight alzheimer's and raise awareness. i have the president and ceo of alzheimer's association, susan here from the area chapter. let's talk about how serious this problem is. it's bigger than most people think. >> it is a significant problem. we have 5.4 million people in the united states that have been diagnosed with
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alzheimer's. and in 40 years that number is to go up to 15 million people. and jc, right here in the national capitol area, a half a million people are impacted by this disease. 80,000 people diagnosed. so yes, it is a severe problem. it is the sixth leading cause of death in the united states with no cure and no prevention or slowdown that is currently being researched. so we do not have a cure. we need voices. we need everyone at the walk this saturday. we're expecting over 2,000 people. i'm so delighted that your team is going to be part of this effort. >> i'm hoping that people are listening and they're going to join jc's jewels. it starts at 8:30. you can check in 9:30. the program will begin and at 10:00 we're going start the walk. you can either walk one mile or
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three miles. guess what, it's free. your voice can be heard by just showing up, but of course donations are welcome, any amount is welcomed. if you go to jc, i have all the information on my front page. we're going to have so much fun. i'm going to sign autographs, we're going sing, dance our way. we may even do the three miles, who knows. we're going to eat our wheaties saturday morning. get there at 8:30 and join jc's jewels, because it is so important. we have been talking to different jurisdictions, and i was a part of that in virginia and maryland, trying to get information so that we could send it to congress. and that's very important, to let people know what the problems are for the families who are faced with alzheimer's. we'll be talking more about that a little bit later and i'll have more information on our website, but i want
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everybody to know, please join me saturday, 8:30 at the mall, alzheimer's association. let's fight this disease. and thank you, susan, for coming in. >> thank you. we want to reclaim the future for millions. >> we certainly do. come back and join us at 5:00. have a great day.
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