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andrea roane. >> love fridays. pizza day was always friday in school. hopefully do that today. good morning, i'm mike hydeck, wait a minute. that's sort of a tease. there's monika samtani and boy do you have traffic. she'll explain. and mr. howard bernstein, weekend is coming here. >> it's looking good just chillier around here but if you need to get out. rake some leaves or something? it's going to be a good weekend to do that and even see some of the nice leaves that are still on the trees. you know we haven't had a lot of wind. we'll get a little bit later today. temperatures which will be 55 to to 60-degree range this afternoon. clouds probably hanging on through midday and then sunnier and sunnier through the afternoon. with high temperatures 55 to 60. about 56 for that drive home. right now we sit at 50 in town with some 40s in the burbs. shop sours tried to -- some showers tried to get close but really from richmond southward the north carolina boarder and down into the carolinas a few sprinkles also in southern west virginia out there. but this is going to slide
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south of us, the clouds though are going into northern areas in central pennsylvania. the showers down to ash land and richmond and st. mary's city. vii for them and 43 in frederick and oakland are the cool spots. monika samtani. got a fatal accident this morning. in fact we're going to take a look life right now on the inner belt at georgia avenue. this involved this tractor- trailer and a car behind it. and again authorities have been on the scene investigating and cleaning up at the scene in silver spring. you can go no further than connecticut avenue but at this point, i think authorities are trying to open up some lanes, i know we're on the scene and in a couple of minutes surae will have more on what's going on at the scene of the accident but in the meantime, plan early. if you're planning to go to the beltway. let's take a look at the map. i suggest that you take the inner loop of the beltway do connecticut avenue. get off there and go ahead and either take that southbound over to the east-west highway
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and route 29 or northbound to university boulevard and make your way around the accident scene. again it's been there since 1:40 and hopefully be clearing that up shortly. let's go to the other side. there's another accident inner loop at kenilworth avenue southbound side of the beltway. two right lanes are blocked there. stay to the left to get by. we'll take a live look at the beltway in college park and outer loop side you will be okay through silver spring here and heading by the accident at kenilworth as well. coming up in mimmicks report, another update at 5:10. back to you. >> again going back to the story, maryland state police are investigating a deadly crash on the beltway. >> just before 2:00 this morning on the inner loop between connecticut and georgia avenues. surae chinn is live with the conditions on the road. at least some cars are moving surae. >> reporter: well, we are on the outer loop and traffic is going just fine. but the inner loop as we look across, that's where the accident happened. that's where the problems are and that's where the inner loop is shut down. we have seen some movement
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here. maybe an indication that things are clearing out. the tractor-trailer has just moved out of the area. it has driven out but i do see from my vantage point. the tractor-trailer slowed down for some reason and a driver behind et rammed into the rack of the semi. this all happened around 1:40 this morning. there were a couple of things happening at the same time. there was a work zone going on and a fender-bender. so as you move around the bend here on the inner loop. that's what drivers encountered. we don't know if that's the reason why the tractor-trailer driver slowed down but we know that the driver of the car has died. the medical examiner was here  on the scene removing the body from that car. so it might be a few more minutes. they wanted to gatlings cleared out by 5:00. but -- get things cleared out by 5:00. but they're still here, they
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haven't seen the roads open yet or we haven't seen that yet and some of the emergency crews are still here. so we'll keep monitoring the situation and may believe they'll get it wrapped up in the next 10, 15 minutes and we'll let you know as it becomes more clear for us. back to you. >> thank you surae chinn is live in silver spring this morning near the beltway. sky 9 was over the scene of an apartment fire. this is this was last night. about a dozen people had to stand out in the cold. no word yet on any injuries, the cause of the fire is tell under investigation. and investigators will resume trying to figure out what sparked fire that turned a home in aspen hill into a death trap. 67-year-old sandra vidas died in the fire. her husband survived with serious injuries. it took more than 50 montgomery county firefighters to put out the blaze early yesterday morning. neighbors believe the homeowners allegedly hoarding may have played a part in the fire. >> it's a mess. i was just talking to the fire
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marshal and he said this is a textbook example of what some even older people tend to do is to hoard all kind of stuff and it comes back to haunt you. >> what else though contributed to the outcome? fire investigators say the family had no working fire alarms. two firefighters were also hurt with nonlife-threatening injuries. it appears santa claus is coming to the town of harrisburg, pennsylvania after all. the cash-strapped city had plans to cancel its annual holiday parade after filing for federal bankruptcy protection last month. two local businesses worked together to come up with $39,000 to indeed hold the parade. it's traditionally marked as the start of the holiday season with floats and bands and balloons and of course the arrival of santa. time for the latest your money report of the report. >> indeed it is and that's joy jessica doyle is here. >> good morning, investors are tiptoeing into today's trading session with a little bit of
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optimism. stocks had a great day yesterday on word that greeced scrapped the unpopular referendum. checking the numbers from wall street. the dow standing this morning at 12,044. finished the day up 208 points yesterday. nasdaq up by 57 almost 58 points. and the s&p 500 was better by 23. the jobs report is due out this morning after a report yesterday showed unemployment claims fell to the lowest level in five weeks. still traders expect the unemployment rate to hold steady at 9.1% in october. about 100,000 jobs were likely created last month. and daily deals giant groupon makes the public debut this morning on wall street. in its initial public offering it's raising about $700 million. the stock price well above expectations at $20 a share. this indicates n fors are eager to -- investors are eager to snap up the stock. this ipo price gives groupon a
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market value of $12.7 billion. that makes its ipo the second biggest by an internet company only behind google in 2004. also a company that's never turned a profit. >> that's amazing. >> it is amazing. so we're going to have to keep a close eye on this. >> i think we need to start a company that doesn't turn a profit. what do you have for us in the next half hour? maybe an idea for a company? >> let's go holiday shopping, not even thanksgiving. let's not let that stop us. >> absolutely. >> okay. >> sounds good. time now is 5:07. howard is up next with the forecast and of course mop k's got the -- monika's got the road conditions especially the fatal accident on the beltway. plus, shocking new details about how a jermantown mother and her son died. the man is sitting in the montgomery county lockup right now. but first, how you can team up with wusa9 and the boy scouts to help feed thousands during this tough holiday
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season. we'll be right back.
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it is nine after 5:00 on this friday morning, we've got cloudy skies across much of the region andwell south of town some showers, going to richmond this morning you might run into a few of them. here's a look at our day planner, going to be cloudy for the first half of the day but the sun will return and so will the winds. that may be knocking some leaves off the trees. still a little color out there especially south of town. high temperatures between 55 and 60. i'll have the weekend outlook when i return. right now let's go to monika samtani with the latest timesaver traffic. howard, police continue to
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investigate an overnight fatal accident on the inner loop of the beltway just after georgia avenue. you're looking at it live right now. our surae chinn tells me that all lanes remain blocked. you'll be detoured on to connecticut avenue. more on this and other area roadways coming up in my next report at 5:18. thank you monika. 9news now has teamed up with the boy scouts to collect food for local families in need this year and more are seeking that help. tomorrow scouts will drop off more than 800,000 empty bags to area homes in maryland and virginia and a week later on november 12th they'll return to collect the bags brimming with your donations, last year we collected more than 850,000 pounds of food and we want to top that number. we have more information on our website, and where district residents can bring their donations next saturday, november 12th. toys "r" us stores kicked off the annual holiday drive. ed benefits the marines toys
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for tots foundation. it is provide children in need with gifts on christmas day. this is the eighth year the toy company partnered with marines foundation. shaquille o'neal is lending his clout to the campaign in his role as shaq o clause. make the holidays merrier by donating toys. >> that makes me laugh every time. shaq o clause, the skins game or maybe the heart walk and maybe other things this weekend, it's going to be chilly but sunny. howard has the forecast coming up next. and monika is checking road conditions, plus we'll share some of your responses to today's question of the morning. we'll be back.
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jerry, how are you doing? fine, i just got a little fender bender. oh, jerry, i'm so sorry. i would love to help but remember, you dropped us last month. yeah, you know it's funny. it only took 15 minutes to sign up for that new auto insurance company but it's taken a lot longer to hear back. is your car up a pole again? [ crying ] i miss you, jessica! jerry, are you crying? no, i just, i bit my tongue. [ male announcer ] get to a better state. text save to 7-8836. good morning and welcome back to 9news now, it's 5:14 this freud morning. it is going to be a great crisp weekend for all the walkers and runners taking part in the numerous causes that are happening. >> yes. >> you're involved in one of those specifically. >> the heart walk at nationals park, the channel 9 tent right there at the center field gates. we'll be walking arnold, it's a
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5 k walk. >> it is along the riverfront. we did that with oh my goodness, i hadn't been that route. it's gorgeous. >> if you don't want to join us downtown, maybe between that and the alzheimer's walk and everything else. head on over to st. mark's orthodox church. the big festival. >> baklava, cookies and brownies. >> that's on river road from bethesda, today, tomorrow and sunday. we go to the weather graphics, this the weekend we fall back. that's right. we go from daylight saving time to standard time. do that saturday night or if you're up sunday morning, if you just want to be really exact we go from 1:59:59 to 1:00 a.m. standard time there on sunday morning. so might sort of gain that hour of sleep but the sun is going to get a lot earlier than it is today. the sunrise also be a lot earlier. 7:38 on the sunrise today. it's going to be about 6:40 as we get into monday morning. it's cloudy and cool, maybe a
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shower well south of town. i'm talking is. mary's -- st. mary's county. temperatures range in the lower 40s to the lower 50s. our day planner, clouds around and that will be the case through midday as we see more sunshine develop. noon 55. at least mid to late morning on the clouds. northeast winds to north winds 10 to 20 miles an hour. we'll be in the mid 50s at 5:00 p.m. yesterday we did get to 64. this morning, look at the range on the satellite and radar staying south of fredericksburg trying to sneak into st. mary's county. as we look at it on live doppler 9000 hd, south of thornburg and interstate 64. you can see it here over the reedville. trying to but a lot of this isn't even reaching the ground here on the northern edge of this. this is south of you guys. i think the rain chances for most of us slim to none this morning. columbia and coughton are at
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47. along with vienna and fairfax. out west haymarket is 45. leesburg, 48 it's 49 at springfield. and the warm spot on the board, reagan national 50 degrees with cloudy skies. light winds, off the river there out of the south southeast at 3. and our humidity this morning, 86%. storm system is passing to the south. you can see this counterclockwise rotation coming out of kentucky and of course straddling the north carolina and virginia border and that's where the heaviest rains are and will stay. this will push east and southeast away from us thanks to the front that's also coming through. this will tend to kick this system out of here. into the afternoon hours by 2:00, we start to see the clouds than here in the metro. sunshine returns earlier north works its way south during the afternoon. and then we say good-bye to this system and the chill moves in for tonight. tomorrow morning, going out for those walks it will be in the 30s to near 40s. so probably need some gloves and ear muffs and we're in good
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shape for the weekend. today we'll be in the upper 50s and certainly going to turn breezy and sunny. chilly tomorrow, 54. going to the maryland and uva game, should be nice afternoon for that. sunday the skins are home. cool, 58. should be good for that weather- wise. then next week we return mild again. mid- to upper 60s through wednesday. monika samtani? yes, sir. >> good morning. >> good morning. happy friday. >> happy friday. exempt for one spot and that's the inner loop of the beltway where crews have been on the scene of the early morning fatal accident involving this tractor-trailer you're looking at right now. inner loop at georgia avenue. tractor-trailer and a car involved in a single fatality as well. that's why it's taking so long to clean up and investigate at the scene of the accident. in the meantime, you will be detoured around the scene. let's go to a map real quick and i can tell you what to do. if you're going to the inner loop the orangened rates it's already -- indicates it's
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already very slow. take those to get around it. a live look at the beltway at connecticut avenue where you're going to see that slowdown now forming. it's after 5:00 and again, that's going to affect the rush hour traffic and a quick look on the other side of town. i don't want to forget about virginia drivers. northbound 95. 395, this is in the springfield. everything is doing okay. you are incident-free. coming up we'll again talk about the accident north of town 59:25. andrea and mike? thank you monika. time to take a look at the question of the morning now. >> and the question is -- >> no way man. i love green bean casserole. here's one of the responses from the facebook fan page -- that was terrance hall at the facebook page.
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>> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in the next hour.
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welcome back. 5:22. clouds around here but any showers staying well south of town really almost to richmond and points south. in southern virginia. won't see the clouds thin out as we go later on this morning.
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still mostly cloudy in most areas by 9:00 a.m. low 50s in southern maryland. but notice how the sun is going to move in from north to south through the lunch hour. and then this afternoon, more and more sunshine. 57 degrees by 3:00. we will finish the day with lots of sunshine. temperatures by 6:00 down to 54. with a very brisk north wind at times gusting over 20 miles per hour. that's a look at weather, now over to sports this friday morning with kristen berset. the san francisco 49ers have yet to allow a rushing touchdown the season. it's a pretty impressive stat but a very daunting one if you're the redskins and you can't even put a single point on the board. so the skins' offense needs to somehow find their groove again if they want a w on sunday. the skins' defense also needs to get their act together. led by qb alex smith the 49ers are sixth in the league and points and rushing yards. much of that is thanks to runningback frank gore. the guy is a machine. the skins are giving up an
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average of 151 rushing yards a game. or put up 134 yards just last week against cleveland. the skins' defense has their work cut out for them. >> they're a power running football team. you know. alex smith is just -- managing the game. but they want to run the ball no doubt about it. we know what we have to do. just go out and stop the run. on the first multigame road trip the washington capitals suffered the first two losses of the season despite a day of rest in-between. now they head out for the first back-to-back road games and in that situation, momentum is key. that leaves with the maryland terrapins have just eight scholarship players which means they have just seven walk-ons remaining on the team. seven walk-ons on the whole team. that's a tough stat to work with. you'll get your first chance to see what the head coach has done with the team when they open up exhibition play tonight. that's going to do it for your morning sports, i'm
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kristen berset, is a great friday -- have a great friday everybody. i'm monika samtani in the traffic center. on the inner loop of the beltway. early morning fatal accident at georgia avenue. crews have now opened up the lanes and delays are easy. coming up in my next report, more on this and other area road conditions. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
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good morning and welcome back to 9news now. it is friday, november 4th. >> 4th. >> thank you. >> happy birthday i might add. >> there's a birthday in your house? >> happy birthday helen. excellent. good stuff. >> happy birthday. >> i'm mike hydeck, here's monika samtani. happy birthday once again elaine. mr. howard bernstein has the weather first and happy birthday to his wife. >> got a stop and get a little ice cream cake on the way home. of course. >> she'll take care of the
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driveway for you. >> she's so nice to me. >> some important thing. >> it is important. >> it's a great birthday present. >> if you don't want the driveway to fall apart? an important thing. let's talk weather okay? shall we? do you mind? got a cold start out there but in the as cold as it has been. temperatures are down in the 40s to near 50. your day planner we start cloudy and finish sunny. partly sunny conditions by midday and mostly sunny to clear even by the end of the day as the winds kick up out of the north northeast at 10 to 20 miles per hour. right now in town, 350 degrees, you can see the clouds and the showers. the rain stays south of richmond for the most part. couple of sprinkles got them close to the northern neck and southern maryland. but checking the weather watchers down there, no, just quiet they're saying, 40s and 50s regionally except for the atlantic city airport coming in at 39. but new york this morning, 51 and ocean city, chilly there at 40. locally we've got 47 in martinsburg and hagerstown and
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luray. also down in la plata andrews is down to 46. look at annapolis right now at 53. our high temperatures today, ooh, mid- to upper 50s to near 60. south and southeast and even manassas. so a cooler air mass moving in. monika? we're going to talk about this fatal accident that happened on the inner loop of the beltway about 1:40 this morning here at georgia avenue. as you can see across the roadways traffic is now getting by through silver spring. our surae chinn is on the scene and veal have more details in a couple of minutes. in the meantime, the other side inner loop at connecticut avenue. as you can see the delays have eased. you're getting by now and you should be okay although there is still some activity so slow down through that area in silver spring. let's take you over to the other side of town on the inbounds side of i-66. slow traffic because of an accident right at the beltway just getting word that it's in the light lane. be aware of that in the area of
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66 close to the beltway. and 395 at duke street overall northbound 95 occoquan as you can see 395 running at speed to the 14th street bridge. coming up in my next report,, more on area road conditions at 5:39. back to you guys. thank you monika. maryland state police are investigating still that deadly crash on the beltway. >> that was just before 2:00 this morning on the inner loop between connecticut and georgia avenues, surae chinn is live with more overlooking the crash location. surae, over to you. >> reporter: okay. all lanes are open. just a few minutes ago. i want to say that we are on the outer loop looking across from the accident scene. we still have the tractor- trailer here that has been pushed to the side. for an inspection. they want to make sure all the mechanics, the brakes and all that kind of stuff is working properly. but moments ago we shot this video about 10 minutes ago, a video of the car being towed away.
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a really terrible accident when you take a look at the video of this car just crumpled basically smuched in half. the front end unrecognizable. the top part peeled off and we can see some of that video as the car being towed away from the scene. just about 10 minutes ago. become out here live, you can -- back out here live, you can see the tractor-trailer still getting its inspection. the food news is that all -- good news is that all lanes of traffic openedup just in time for the morning rush hour but we have to say that it's a very tragic accident. the driver of the car has died. no information or identity has been released at this point. wax to you. >> thanks surae chinn live in silver spring and continue to follow the story and bring you more as soon as we get it this morning. he's aciesed of beating and stabbing his estranged wife to death as she slept and then killing her 11-year-old son later with a baseball bat. prosecutors are calling curtis
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lopez a cold-blooded premeditated killer. the motive they say was part of a plan to steal jane mcquain's car for his new girlfriend. they say after he murdered mcquain inside her jermantown home, he went and picked up william from a sleepover. police say surveillance video from a gas station in clarksburg shows the final moments before the little boy died. >> the reality is it's not like tv. >> william's body was found. profound serious injuries to this child. about 100 yards from where that video was shot in the gas station. >> who can do that to a child? police found a bloody bat just a few feet away from where lopez allegedly used it to beat his stepson so death. a public defender argued all the evidence is just circumstantial. but a judge found it compelling and given what is calls lopez's horrendous criminal history he refused to set any bail that would get him out of jail.
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jury deliberations continue today in the federal corruption case against maryland state senator curry. his lawyers argue too many people knew about curry's agreement that he had with the shoppers food warehouse grocery chain store. however prosecutors say the agreement was a sham curry used to extort $245,000 in exchange for political favors. 5:35. time for another your money report this morning. >> jessica doyle is back and it's time to do some holiday shopping already? >> i still have candy corns on any dining room table. >> i'm even behind this year. >> this is really getting early. the stores are broadcasting their plans earlier and earlier for black friday. wal-mart, is already giving hundreds a sneak peek of black friday deals available online. if you're on facebook right now, check out some of the deals on wal-mart's fan page. target is also saying it's going to open its doors at midnight so after you die jest that turkey, you can beat the
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early morning crowds. now sears is matching any competitors' price and offering 5% cashback if you use a sears credit card. and of course layaway is also a huge thing yet again this year. profits at starbucks keep on percolating, the latest quarterly profit jumped nearly 29% on stronger sales. it beat expectations by a penny. this takes the cake as the weirdest story of the day. it starts with a remake of a show aimed at little girls. remember "my little poni' in the show has been attracting an audience with young tech savvy men. >> what? >> the male fans of "my little pony" even picked up a nickname. bronies. the "wall street journal" reports that bronies like the high quality animation. they say the characters are complex since they have flaws.
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there are even bronies meetups including a quarterly convention. here's one more for you. a bronie band called nay slayer that you can check out on lean. >> this was what my 6-year-old daughter enjoyed. is this a little creepy? >> i don't understand. i'm trying to understand it so i can broadcast it -- i don't get it. >> wait for it. "law and order: svu" probably. >> probably. thanks jess. that's weird. weather and traffic are just ahead. you bet. plus, crime or punishment? an investigation underway into a disturbing video showing a teenager being beaten by her father. >> whoa. >> bend over the bed! >> we'll be right back. ♪
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5:39. 50 degrees outside wear the jacket but gloveless. you know the winds are light. temperatures are in the 40s to around 50. so it's cool but not bad this morning. looking at the day planner we're expecting the clouds to give way to sunshine as we head into the afternoon hours. highs though, not as warm as yesterday. 64. we'll be at 55 to 60 and the winds, they're going to kick up. not bad now but out of the north and northeast between 10 and 20 miles per hour. i'll be back in five minutes and talk about the weekend forecast and a cooldown and a warmup next week. there's a lot going on. right now here's monika, police were selecting and cleaning up a fatal early morning crash on the inner loop at the georgia avenue. a live shot of the tractor- trailer involved in the accident. delays are easing and more on this and other areas coming up in my next report,. andrea crash and mike? it is 5:39. it's an institution perhaps as old as humanity itself but corporal punishment is under new scrutiny after hundreds of
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thousands of you saw the video we're about to show. >> if features a texas -- this features a texas father who happens also to be a county judge. and who also has a daughter who at one point broke the rules. but, what happened next is so graphic we want to warn you this is tough the watch. mom and dad, if you have kids, you might want to move them away from the tv. our ken molestina reports. >> bends over the [ bleep ]ing bed. >> reporter: it's the video going viral online and it's sparking debate over whether this is a crime or a punishment. >> beat you into submission. >> reporter: the video was taken seven years ago, the man is william adams a texas judge. and he's being cleared of any charges because the statute of limitation has expired according to texas officials. >> bend over the bed. >> reporter: he's seen hitting his daughter hillary adams for illegally downloading music on to a computer disk. adams was -- computer. adams was 16 years old when it
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happened now at 23 she speaks about it. >> i want my father to get all the help he can get. he really, really needs it. he's a broken person. he just needs so much support. >> i lost my temper and i spanked her, her mother was there. she wasn't hurt. >> reporter: earlier he maintained he did right by spanking his daughter. >> in my mind i haven't done anything wrong other than disciplining my child. >> do you acknowledge that the beating was excessive in. >> no, i'm not going to get into any of that. >> reporter: local family therapist susan ward was outraged. >> it looks like it has nothing to do with corporal punishment or discipline. it looks like a violent attack by a man who's completely out of control. >> reporter: howard phillips with the conservative caucus disagrees. >> i think the people who decry spanking have an inappropriate whippish view of how you raise
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your child. >> reporter: i'm ken molestina, 9news now. >> police in texas say that had the statute of limit takes not passed. he would have been hit with charges. the debate is filling up our facebook page. head on over right there now and tell us what you think. we'd like to air some of your comments coming up. >> interesting explanation on both sides. >> we started hearing the layers of it. >> and then seven yores -- years later, howard is up next with the weekend forecast. and coming up until cool school, report, really something to play about or maybe talk about. we'll check this out. it's absolutely fantastic. and at 5:42, let's see who's celebrating a birthday today --
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welcome back. 5:46. your weather first on this friday morning. the bus stop forecast, we got cloudy skies out there but it's dry. but at richmond the isolated shower might make it in the
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northern neck. even st. mary's county, you might see something but even there the rain chances are pretty low. temps running in the 40s to about 50 or 51 or so. sunrise 7:36. daylight saving time that changed this weekend. by noon, started to see more sunshine especially up north. 55. and by 5:00, we're looking at a lot of sunshine. 56 degrees and highs today 55 to 60 but the winds are going to kick up. the storm system south of us bringing the rains as i said from richmond down into north carolina. we've got the cloudiness here and some thicker clouds until you get into oh central p. a.. this will be working its way south and east, the clearing well as the storm system passes but from thornburg down the ashland and rich land, some lighter showers trying to make its way up to newland and colonial beach before sliding by but that's it. this stuff is fairly light and again south south south of us.
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45 in easton and and of delaware and -- and and of delaware. and also here in washington we sit at an even 50 degrees. cloudy skies, light winds and a dew point this morning in the mid 40s at 46. two storms on the map. there's one out west. some rain and elevation snows and a will have o the west is going to be -- lot of the west is going to be impacted by this storm. again, we've had a pretty nice week. although this past this morning -- we will look for a good weekend. some colder air filtering in behind this is. a very chilly start to the weekend. we're dropping into the 30s and we've got the heart walk tomorrow. the alzheimer's walk also in the morning. maryland and uva. it will be chilly on saturday. only the low 50s and into sunday the upper 0s. so the next three days, today, 58 and breezy. 30s tomorrow morning but 54 in the afternoon. this is the weekend, the clocks
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go back an hour. daylight saving time comes to an end. sunday 58 and then next week, mild, warming up into the mid- and upper 60s monday, tuesday and wednesday. let's go to monika samtani now. we got an update on timesaver traffic. been a very busy morning. in fact we're going to take a live look at the beltway inner loop side at georgia avenue. looking at a tractor-trailer that was involved in an early morning fatal accident as you can see traffic is now getting by here in silver spring. and delays have eased but that paperwork and investigation is still going to take some time. so take it easy through that area on the inner loop at georgia avenue. a look now on the other side of the beltway. if you're planning to head on the inner loop at i-95, there's another accident reported in college park. and then on the outer loop at old georgetown road it looks like a deer was struck as well. three stat incidents on the -- separate incidents on the topside of the beltway. be aware of that as you travel and just take it nice and slow
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through the area. quick look at 66 heading for the beltway. an accident blocks two right lanes and hence the delays trying to get to the beltway on 66. coming up in my next report,, another look around the area at 5:57. mike? back to you. thank you monika. tgif. cool schools time now. the week the big yellow bus is stopping in silver spring, maryland at lloyderman music school. composing by computer, quarter notes and connecting with their teacher all come into play. check it out. ♪ the key to success? >> down for the beats. try again. >> practice, practice, practice. bethany knows that. from her family. >> my dad plays the piano. my grandpa sings. >> so she decided it was time for her to learn too. >> now four more, push return, you had an extra one to begin
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with. ♪ >> keys, quarter notes and computers all come together in silver spring at the middle school. many her digital music lab the teacher liz carson also has things like youtube at her disposal. 32 computers are all connected to professional keyboards and the whole room is networked together. >> i see about a third of you have it open. >> she can see every student's workstation from her desk. >> if i double click on it i can see what they're actually doing. i can control their computer and do it for them if i need to. >> which means if you're a beginner like bethany -- ♪ or have been playing for years like elijah -- ♪ miss carson can follow your every note. >> so you really want to connect through all the way to the bottom. >> using programs like garage band, students get a chance to
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compose their own music and then play it too. >> walking up. e, hold that one. >> which can be a little intimidating at first according to bethany but with practice, practice, practice -- good job, nice. it really comes together for her. ♪ and for elijah. >> i think it's just the easiest way to have fun expressing yourself in an artistic way. >> now that's cool. if sure was. wasn't it? wasn't he fantastic, he's in eighth grade ladies and gentlemen and he has a cast on. he broke his hand on his skateboard. if you have a cool school e- mail me at -- we have the cool schools e-mail problem recently. we'd love to come to your cool and do a fun story too. 5:53. time to take a look at the
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question of the morning -- here's a look at a response left on the wusa9 facebook fan page from elizabeth, she said -- >> i love green casserole. and i agree with her on the rum. leave your answer on our facebook fan page and we'll have the answer coming up in the next hour. it is 5:53. jury deliberations are set to resume today in california for michael jackson's doctor. and find out what the lawyers had to say in their closing arguments, jessica. is the economy finally on a path to creating jobs? well, we're going to preview this morning's unemployment report coming up at 6:03.
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monika? accident clean-up tonights and all lanes are open getting by here on inner loop at georgia avenue. watch out for the fatal accident from early this morning being investigated. coming up in my next report, more on area road conditions at 6:01. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. çñ
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it is 5:57. cloudy skies here, we've got some showers well south of town. really thornburg down to richmond might get to the northern neck or st. mary's county over the next couple of hours, by 9:00 though still lots of clouds. upper 40s and low 50s. middle of the day though here comes the sun from north so south. won't be warming up much. strong northerly winds will kick in behind the system. finish the day sunny. highs only 55 to 60. andrea and mike? thank you howard. jury deliberations are set to begin this morning in los angeles in the case against dr. conrad murray. he was michael jackson's personal physician. and was in the los angeles mansion when the king of pop died. >> karen brown has more on what attorneys from both sides said to jurors in closing arguments. >> reporter: before the jurors got the case, prosecutors had the final fiery word. >> because of the bizarre,
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grossry negligent criminally negligent actions of conrad murray that caused the death of michael jackson. >> they want you to convict dr. murray for the actions of michael jackson. >> reporter: but the defense claims michael jackson killed himself with a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol and that dr. conrad murray is only on trial because of his superstar patient. >> if you're going to hold dr. murray responsible. don't do it because it's michael jackson. >> now the cameras may be here because of michael jackson but we are here because of the actions of conrad murray. >> reporter: the jury is made up of seven men and five women. professionally they range from the unemployed to a partner in a management consullings firm. and a -- con summiting firm. and a handful have said they are fans of michael jackson's music. what kind of factor do you think is going to be? >> i think it's going to be a double edged sword in some
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wayed because he's were -- ways because he's very beloved. on the other hand, you know his history and some of his conduct is so outside the box. >> reporter: but the defense urged jurors not to get caught up in the celebrity factor. >> this is not a reality show. it's reality. >> reporter: and with fans screaming for jackson's family -- >> you must acquit. >> reporter: and strangers chanting for the doctor, the jurors' decision may turn out to be what grounds the trial in reality. karen brown, cbs news, los angeles. good morning, happy friday, i'm andrea roane. >> it's here, you made it. outstanding, i'm mike hydeck, good morning, here's monika samtani. traffic time -- >> what do you mean it's friday fun. >> got to have fun. you live for the weekend. >> finish line is right there. >> it is and we got a little bit of head wind from the north through the day. bringing the rains to southern virginia


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