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susan mcginnis for cbs news, washington. >> today, occupy d.c. protestors will unveil new video which shows police officers as the aggressors. >> this is in response to recent allegations of growing violence following a dramatic clash with police last weekend. delia gonsalves spoke with protestors camping out in mcpherson square. >> there was no intention for any kind of aggressive behavior. that's not -- we're a nonviolent movement. >> the images of friday's demonstration are quite the contradiction. angry protestors blocking the doors of the convention center so people, including this woman in a wheelchair couldn't leave the conservative convention. one demonstrator using her own children to block the door. >> it certainly is not a policy of ours to involve children. we are a group of individuals and individuals make decisions. >> once you get to an action you can't control individual
people. >> how did it get out of control that way? >> i think maybe the physical proximity of the people to the building had something to do with it. >> video posted by the conservative web site the daily caller shows two elderly woman knocked to the ground. what the video didn't show was how one fell. they posted this new clip on its web site showing a man from the convention pushing through the crowd and toppling over the woman. >> i saw -- police refused to take my witness testimony. >> five protestors were struck by a car after it cut through the car blocking the road. police didn't charge the driver but demonstrators say he intentionally drove toward them. still -- >> we do appreciate the police escorts we've had on the marches. i think overall, we've had a good relationship with them. i'm confident our marches and protests will be continue to be as well as they have been. >> delia gonsalves, 9news now. >> d.c. police say because of the aggressive nature of friday's demonstration, they're going to adjust their tactics.
>> voters head to the polls in virginia and maryland to decide quite a few local races. in the commonwealth, they'll choose everything from state delegates and senators to school board members and sheriffs. most of the races in maryland are for county councils or mayor. in virginia, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in maryland, polls are open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. a plan to place graphic images on cigarette packages to show the dangers of smoking is now on hold. a u.s. district judge blocked the food and drug administration from requiring images of dead and diseased smokers saying it simply goes too far. cigarette makers have filed a lawsuit against the labels saying the images violate their free speech. >> what was the motive behind a stabbing? that's the question many are wondering as a student is in jail and another one is now lying in a morgue. 23-year-old chaney liggins killed courtney mccoy early sunday morning. they say this happened at an
off campus house party where four people say they saw liggins with a knife in her hand. according to charging documents, mccoy had gotten kicked out of the party and left with a group of friends and the documents say liggins followed her outside and that's when mccoy was stabbed. liggins claims someone else did it. liggins has been charged with first and second-degree murder and is being held without bail. defense attorneys in the case of a murdered lacrosse player at the university of virginia will now try to use her medical records to help their case. george huguely's lawyer claimed yeardley love died of a mix of alcohol and prescription medications which may have affected her heart. prosecutors say huguely killed love by slamming her head into a wall during an argument last may. the trial is set to begin in february. huguely is facing first-degree murder charges in the case. former penn state defensive football coordinator sandusky is expected in court tomorrow on child sex abuse charges. he's accused of sexually
assaulting eight underaged boys while he worked at the school. two top university officials surrendered to authorities monday, accused of covering up the scandal. >> one question many are asking, could head coach joe paterno done more to stop the alleged child sex abuser. according to pennsylvania state police commissioner, the answer to that question is yes. he says everyone has a moral responsibility to report child abuse to police. paterno told his bosses about sandusky but it ended there. police say sandusky preyed on boys he met through a charity he started for children. this is not a case about football. this is not a case about universities. it is a case about children who have had their innocence stolen from them in a culture that did nothing to stop it. >> coach paterno did release a statement saying he was shocked and saddened by the events. he'll have a regular news conference about football today where he'll likely face serious charges. an eight-year-old autistic
boy is back home. robert wood jr. suffered a small hole in his esophagus while he was lost in the woods. he wandered off from his relatives october 23rd during a walk in hanover county, virginia. the child turned up at a nearby rock quarry on october 28th. it is 4:35. here is a look at the other things making news now. parts of oklahoma are recovering after a round of severe storms rolled through that state. in fact, a number of confirmed tornadoes were reported. two were said to have touched down causing extensive damage. also, 70-mile-per-hour winds and hail left behind damage as well. this comes a day after residents endured a 5.6 magnitude earthquake there, saturday night. on monday, a 4.7 aftershock was also registered. >> lawyers for dr. conrad murray plan to appeal his involuntary manslaughter conviction. murray showed no emotion when a jury found him guilty in the death of singer michael jackson. outside the courthouse, fans of
jackson's cheered as the verdict was read. murray was taken into custody immediately. he faces sentencing later this month. hall of fame boxer joe fraser has died. the 67-year-old had been fighting liver cancer of late. since being diagnosed last month, he's been in and out of the hospital. fraser was the first man to beat muhammad ali knocking him down and taking a decision in the so-called fight of the century in 1971. he would go on to lose two more fights to ali, including the epic thrilla in manila bout. a major defense contractor is leaving maryland and crossing the potomac to take up residence in virginia. at 4:41, we're learning now the first baltimore grand prix may be the last baltimore grand prix. we'll have those stories and more coming up in your money. >> you're watching 9news now.
at 4:39, a chilly morning once again with 30s and 40s. a little bit of fog toward southern maryland. lots of sunshine expected once again today with light winds out of the south and southeast at about 5. highs today between 65 and 70. another cool, crisp evening ahead. i'll come back. we'll talk about when all of this nice stuff is going to change. right now, here's monika. >> live at 395 on the southbound side. early morning car fire cleanup continues. southbound at duke street. with the left side of the road getting by. i'll have more on this and other area roadways at 4:47. andrea and mike? >> it is coming up on 4:40. time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica is here with headline time. >> europe of course continuing to guide the action on wall street.
no surprise there. investors focusing on the wobbly economy of italy. which also faces huge debts and slow growth but there are hopes greece is finally close to containing its debt crisis. that sent stocks higher. the dow stands back above 12,068, add would 85 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq up by 9 and the s&p 500 was better by almost 8 points. engineering and project management firm bechtel says it is moving 625 jobs to maryland -- from maryland to virginia. company officials say the firm's operational headquarters will move from frederick to reston. corporate headquarters are based in san francisco. more than 13 million bank of america customers may be eligible for a settlement in a lawsuit claiming the bank charged excessive overdraft fees. the class action suit accuses the bank of processing its debit card and check payments in a way that triggered more overdrafts and fees. lawsuit covers people with bank of america debit cards between
january 2001 and may of this year. baltimore is threatening to terminate the city's five-year contract with organizers of the baltimore grand prix. if the group doesn't restructure and work to pay its debt to the city and vendors. city officials say brd which organized the labor day weekend events, $1.5 million for city services, parking, amusement park revenues. they're facing lawsuits from vendors and investors. it has yet to comment on this particular story. >> did they not know how much it was going to cost to put this thing out? >> interesting question. you have to pay your bills. >> thanks, jess. >> you got it. >> you can take sugary drinks out of schools but you can't stop kids from drinking them. >> that's a finding of a study from chicago.
sponsoring food drive 9. we're looking for your donations of nonperishable food items and other staples like the ones on our set. go to wusa9.com and find donation links to the capital area food bank as well as other food charities all across our area. 9news now is teaming up with the boy scouts to make donating food as easy as possible. last saturday, they dropped off empty bags at homes in maryland and virginia and this coming saturday, they'll return to pick up the bags. in the district, boy scouts will be at area safeway stores to collect food donations on november 12th. of course, d.c. bag tax prevented them from distributing bags on the doorstep but no excuses. the scouts will be at area safeways this saturday in the district so come and fill those bags! >> fill the bags. help out when you can because it makes a big difference. >> the bags are on the porch or the front door ready to go. >> very good. how is the weather? >> very good as well. >> more fog? >> a little bit of fog south
and east. nothing too terrible. we'll be looking at another gorgeous afternoon. hopefully you'll get outside. i plan to be outside for a few hours doing some final chores outside. before the cold weather kicks in. let's get you moving this tuesday morning. your bus stop forecast. it is clear. chilly. yes, we've got the patch of fog or two across the eastern shore down at southern maryland. hearing from our friends down piney point down toward ridge and st. mary city. dense fog down there. 30s and 40s everywhere this morning. sunrise at 6:43. it sets at 5:01. our day planner, plenty of sunshine. by 9:00, low 50s. by noon, low 60s. with light wind becoming southeasterly at 5 miles per hour with a 5:00 p.m. temperature of 62. highs today between 65 and 70 degrees. the visibilities, they're down especially in the eastern shore from easton to cambridge. quarter mile, half-mile. some fog down in southern maryland. right now at least, pax river,
two to five miles down there. we're seeing it. in cumberland, you're down at two and a half. we'll see if anybody else -- couple of hours before sunrise. 35 in sterling and great falls this morning. also in centreville, 37 in haymarket. manassas, 30. so, you'll need the ice scrapers down there. many of these areas you see temperatures down to 36, 35. you can still get frost on the windshields even though the air temperature is above freezing. mason neck, 39. 38 in laurel and here in washington this morning. we're sitting at 43. the dew point down to 39. that gives us a relative humidity to the 43 of 86%. nationally, you can see the difference between the cold air that's out in the west and the rockies down toward albuquerque and the warmth out ahead of the storm system. dallas is 71 this morning. even detroit and nashville in the 50s. all of that warm air being drawn up ahead of this line of
showers and storms. frontal boundary, pretty significant storm system. several tornadoes in oklahoma yesterday and last night. this morning, still tornado watches across texas with a lot of heavy rain extending up into parts of missouri. all of this will be moving off toward the northeast but the front with that, that will be getting here thursday. looks like it will be a much weaker system by the time it gets here. a couple of showers expected. between those storms and us, there's not much going on except for tropical storm shawn. the high pressure controls the weather once again. we sit good. we're good for this afternoon. we're good for tonight. perhaps a little bit of cloudiness and fog. i don't think we'll see the showers like they're being developed. drizzle in the coastal areas as we get into the overnight hours. wednesday afternoon, looks ok. by the time we get to wednesday night, thursday, now the clouds are going to increase ahead of the system. winds out of the south.
thursday does not look to be nearly as pretty a day with a few showers and then you notice the chilly air behind us. friday, jackets and sweaters. it looks like friday will be like one day of cold air before we kind of moderate for the weekend. a look at the forecast. next three days. 68 today. it will be gorgeous. tonight, 30s and 40s. one more warm day tomorrow in the upper 60s. thursday, clouds. a few showers, upper 50s. get ready for the cooldown friday. 49 for veterans day. but you get back into the upper 50s on saturday. still nice monday. temps in the mid-60s. get out and take advantage of it. monika samtani, it is tuesday morning. we've had our excitement already. >> we have. >> so, has fairfax county police. on the southbound side of 395, you should have seen this about 40 minutes ago. right here, duke street. you can see the police driving away. it was a big jeep on fire with smoke billowing in the air.
and all lanes blocked. right now, as you can see, everything has been reopened. southbound on 395 at duke street. it looks great. it never affected the northbound side. you're good to go if you're heading from 395 up to the 14th street bridge. on the northside of town, no problems to report on 270, route 29, the bw parkway, route 50, everything is looking fine. live look at the beltway at university boulevard, all of the cones have been moved aside. right through silver spring, we'll take a live look at university boulevard. route 193. traffic is moving at a good pace both directions on the northside of town. we'll talk about virginia roadways at 4:55. mike and andrea? >> recent studies have found new evidence that links newer birth control pills to a higher risk of serious blood clots. >> randall pinkston has one woman's story. >> reporter: 35-year-old mischa edwards started taking birth control pills five years ago
knowing they could increase her risk of blood clots. >> i was a little bit nervous about that. >> more research shows blood clots are more likely for women taking newer birth control pills like yaz andiaz minute. 330,000 women in israel taking the next generational pills are at much higher risk for clots than women taking older drugs. >> the risk is highest in the first few months after starting the pill. >> two weeks ago, the food and drug administration released another large study that showed women taking yaz have a 75% greater chance of developing a clot than women taking older birth control pills with a different hormone. oral contraceptives are the most popular method of birth control in the u.s. more than 10 and a half million women take birth control pills. dr. jennifer wu says while the overall risk of clots is still small, patients should discuss other risk factors. >> family history.
obesity. and other medications which can increase your risk of blood clots. >> bayer makes the pills and says it is reviewing the latest studies. >> edwards is comfortable with the choice she made. after doing her research, she opted for a newer pill that contains a safer hormone. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. the fda will also meet next month to discuss the contraceptive's safety. people who are at a high risk for stroke are more likely to suffer memory and thinking disorders as well. the national institutes of health followed more than 30,000 people in an effort to track stroke risk and cognitive health. researchers found that known risk factors for stroke including high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes can lead to failures in thinking and memory as well. nearly 800,000 americans have a stroke every year. a study from duke university suggests drug use is widespread among u.s. teenagers. researchers looked at data from
more than 72,000 teens and found 37% overall reported using drugs or alcohol at some point in the past year. native americans, whites and hispanics were more likely to be users. asians and african-american teens had some of the lowest rates. banning sugary drinks at schools does not keep children from drinking them apparently. researchers at university of illinois in chicago surveyed 7,000 public school children and found the bans on soda at school and sports drinks and high calorie fruit drinks were not affecting their overall consumption rate. before we head to break, it is time to take a look at the question of the morning. >> for this question, we thought we would get help from our viewers. >> a, tv. b, scale. or c, atm. my answer is a, tv. >> the question was what is the thing -- the most inanimate object we talk to the most?
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upper 40s in the shenandoah valley. by noon, we're in the 60s. low to mid-60s and a gorgeous afternoon with highs under sunny skies between 65 and 70. monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >> good morning, howard. good morning, everybody. we'll take a live look at 66 heading from fairfax to the beltway and beyond to the roosevelt bridge. everything is looking fine this morning. more on virginia roadways coming up in my next report. back to you, mike. >> thanks, monika. we're talking about airlines, yok i've ever said this sentence before ever. good-bye fare hikes. us airways raised round trip airfare on domestic flights by $10. now, the airline is rolling back the price hike. delta made the move, too. airlines decided to abandon the decision after the low-cost carriers did not match them. barnes & noble introduced its new and improved nook yesterday. the $249 lightweight tablet lets you read books, stream movies and browse the web. barnes & noble's ereader has been a big hit since it debuted
in 2009. amazon's kindle has given the company a pretty good run for its money. they plan to slash the price of the original nook to $99. >> hero dogs were honored on capitol hill on monday. they were honored for their work in iraq as well as the pentagon and world trade center on september 11th. a seeing eye dog let her handler -- led her handler down 78 flights of stairs. a dog which helps comfort soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder were honored. they're the winners of the first ever hero dog awards. lindsay lohan goes to jail. >> while rock bands get their bids ready for a once in a lifetime auction. all part of your look at entertainment. >> lindsay lohan served less than five hours of her 30-day jail sentence for violating her probation. the mean girls actress caught a break because of jail overcrowding.
it was her fifth sentence and the judge warned she could end up back behind bars if she fails to complete community service at the l.a. county morgue. she's been ordered to serve 423 hours. ♪ >> brad paisley and carrie underwood are busy rehearsing for the country music awards. they're hosting country's biggest night of the year. >> today is like the first day everything's really coming together. you're hearing people doing their songs. there's hustle and bustle. it is like crunch time. >> faith hill and martina mcbride are fine tuning their performances at nashville's bridgestone arena. the 45th annual cma awards will be given out tomorrow night. and some of rock n' roll's most valuable memorabilia is about to go on the auction block in beverly hills. julian's auction house is selling items from the beatles, rolling stones and other music superstars. one of lady gaga's outrageous outfits will be up for grabs. it is expected to sell for as much as $20,000. ♪
>> songstress adele is recovering from throat surgery in boston. doctors removed a benign policy fripp her vocal cords that forced her to cancel several concerts. doctors expect her to make a full recovery. that's your eye on entertainment. cbs news, hollywood. good morning and thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday. adele is talented, isn't she? thanks for joining us. here's monika samtani with traffic momentarily. >> mr. howard bernstein is here. weather first time. what a day we had yesterday. let's do it again. >> even better. >> we may do it a third time. >> great month. >> once we got rid of the rain, we've been on a roll. we may get a couple of showers by thursday. today, tomorrow, still look very nice with the exception of that touch of fog south and east of town this morning. let's get you going. here is a look at the day planner. temperatures in town in the low 40s. lots