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in some areas this morning if you're parking outside. by noon, we're already into the low 60s. 5:00, still 62 degrees. by the way, that sun won't be on our day planner much longer because in a couple more days, our sunrise will be before 5:00. clear skies overhead. longer nights, light wind. cold enough, we're able to condense the moisture down south. tappahannock airport, zero visibility. cambridge, easton, you see them down a quarter mile in easton. now, cumberland is checking in with a half-mile visibility. petersburg in grant county, 3/4. we have the patchy dense fog. look at oakland. higher elevations. they don't cool down as much. still at 50. we've got 30 in manassas. 32 in frederick. 38 for gaithersburg. here in town, 42 going 65 to 70. monika? >> good morning, everybody.
we'll take a look at a video of what fairfax county police and virginia state police are dealing with at 3:50 this morning. a jeep on fire. it was a mechanical issue. luckily, no one was hurt. smoke was billowing up in the air. they did have all lanes blocked on 395 southbound at duke street. this is video. all lanes are open through landmark north and southbound on 395. let's take a look at our maps right now. if you're planning to head over to the beltway, everything's doing well. we'll zoom into the south side of town and take a look at 95. let's take a look at the camera in springfield. no problems to report as you head up from dale city. up toward springfield and again on to 395, where all lanes are open. you're good to go all the way to the 14th street bridge. back over to the maps. let's go to the side of town. dulles toll road from leesburg, no problems on 66, route 123 through tysons and the beltway here at the american legion
bridge looks good as well. coming up, we'll go into maryland at 5:10. andrea and mike? >> today, republican presidential hope. herman cain will be holding a news conference to address the sexual allegations against him. >> cain has been denying the charges. a fourth accuser is going into detail about what she claims happened to her in northwest washington. surae chinn is outside the national restaurant association with more on this story. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning, andrea and mike. all of the sexual harassment allegations come at a time when g.o.p. front-runner was president here at the restaurant -- national restaurant association back in the 1990s. so, we had the first two women who came forward and now this fourth person, the first to really go public. she's 50-year-old sharon alec he was looking for a shop and approached herman cain for help. she had gone to dinner with cain about 14 years ago and
drove by and parked outside here. she described what happened next during a new york press conference with high profile attorney gloria allred by her side. >> he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and brought it toward his crotch. i said what are you doing? mr. cain said you want a job, right? i asked him to stop and he did. >> well, the cain campaign released a statement saying all allegations against mr. cain are completely false. mr. cain has never harassed anyone and will actually -- we'll actually hear from herman cain when he appeared last night on jimmy kimmel live coming up at 5:30. andrea and sneak. >> surae, will he address this latest claim later on? >> you know, besides going on live tv last night, you know, he had said he wasn't going to talk about this anymore. but then this fourth accusation
came forward and so now he says he is going to be addressing it later on today in phoenix. that's going to happen around this afternoon, early afternoon in phoenix. back to you, andrea. >> surae chinn reporting live outside the national restaurant association. she'll have updates later in our newscast. the lawyers for the defendant in the university of virginia lacrosse murder will get access to the victim's medical records. george huguely's lawyers claim yeardley love died from a mix of alcohol and prescription medication that affected her heart. but prosecutors say huguely killed love by slamming her head into a wall during an argument in may of 2010. huguely is set to go on trial in february. five reports of attempted child abductions in spotsylvania county, the last -- all in the last month. investigators are trying to find answers in each of the cases. the latest was saturday. an 8-year-old girl told police two men tried to coax her into a van near satterfield court. she ran home, told her parents who then called investigators. in two of the incidents, police
have since released a photo or sketch of the suspect. it appears tensions between occupy d.c. protestors and police are settling back down. friday, some of the protestors locked doors to the convention center where conservative group was meeting. that group released video showing two women having been knocked to the ground. occupy organizers have now released video that appears to have a person from the conservative group barreling through the crowd and knocking people over. protestors say they're also talking more to police about what happened friday night when a car struck some of the demonstrators. five minutes after 5:00 time for the latest "your money" report this morning. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. good morning. >> good morning. wall street has been holding up given the fact we're watching europe, something wall street has very little control of. the center of attention is shifting from greece to italy. italy also is facing huge debts and slow growth. they're hoping greece is containing its debt.
the dow stands at 12,068, added 84 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was up by 9. s&p 500 was up by 8 points. one of the world's most successful investors has been buying stock, a lot of it! warren buffett's berkshire hathaway invested about $24 billion in the third quarter. that is the most money in at least 15 years! meantime, americans have been cutting back on their credit cards for the third month in a row in september but the federal reserve says americans did borrow more to buy cars and attend college. the latest report suggests consumers are being cautious about taking in high interest debt in the weak economy. still though looks like we're ready to shop. u.p.s. says sending packages, deliveries the week before christmas could rise 6% compared with last year as more shoppers wait until the last minute to buy their gifts online. we're getting ready for that big christmas rush. >> i'm going to be done by thanksgiving. >> good for you. >> very good!
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morning at about an hour and a half away. here's our day planner. another very nice day once we get rid of the patchy fog this morning. as temperatures climb pretty quickly to the 60s by lunchtime. highs today 65. lots of sunshine. winds will be light out of the southeast. about 5 miles per hour. i'll come back in about five minutes. >> we're going to take a look at the beltway northside of town here in silver spring at university boulevard. there are no problems between 95, 270 and legion bridge. coming up, more on maryland roadways. back to you. making news now, coming up on 5:10, just weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer, former heavyweight boxing champion joe frazier has died. frazier was the first man to beat muhammad ali in the so- called fight of the century in 1971. he would go on to lose his next two fights against ali including the epic thrilla in manila. the man known as smokin' joe
was 67 years old. michael jackson's personal physician is in custody this morning after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter charge in the pop star's 2009 death. the judge denied bail for dr. conrad murray before he gets sentenced on november 29th. murray is facing a loss of his medical license and up to four years in prison. millions of muslim pilgrims are in mecca, saudi arabia. all able-bodied must come to take to the holiest site once in their lifetimes. up to three million people will perform haj this month. tomorrow, penn state's former defensive coordinator is scheduled to go to court on child sex abuse charges. the man who used to play for him, former redskin lavar arrington reacted to the case coming up. >> as for the current redskins, the coaches officially referring to this as a rebuilding season. are they doing that just yet? we'll have that story at 5:22.
nice month when we're talking about weather. beautiful weather. another day today. >> it is. don't jinx it. we have a lot of november left. we'll take it -- >> just a start. >> let's enjoy it. >> feel good about it. >> don't worry about what's coming down the pike. >> yeah, maybe for the second half of the month or whatever. we've got a good day today. >> a little bit of fog early this morning. especially south and east of town. now in the mountains, also we're seeing that. here is a look at the bus stop forecast. some folks have off today due to the election day. especially in virginia. we've got clear and chilly conditions with that patchy fog. 30s and 40s. sunrise at 6:43 this morning. still about an hour and a half to go. upper 40s here in town. sunshine all day. noon, 63. dry air will heat up quickly. light wind turning to the south and southeast. 5 miles per hour or less. by this evening, we're back in
the mid-50s by 8:00. highs today between 65 and 70. there is your fog issue down in tappahannock, easton, half-mile or less. out west, cumberland down to one half-mile and petersburg, grant county, west virginia. everybody else in between not doing too badly. we'll be watching it to see if any additional fog develops. 36 winchester. cumberland with the fog is 34. and queen anne's county now at 90-minute delay in queen anne's county due to the fog out there. so, you folks, queen anne's county, you'll go to school 90 minutes late due to the fog. easton, 37 degrees. the fog, we saw it down in easton. 42 degrees. dew points, 40. relative humidity, 92%. a north wind at 3 miles per hour. like yesterday, pretty quiet overhead. got some clouds blowing off the top of subtropical storm shawn.
that won't be a factor for us. high pressure over virginia. to the west, winds out of the south and southwest allowing a warm-up to move in this direction. we'll watch that over the next couple of days. southerly, light southerly flow takes over. keeps us on the warmer side of things. more clouds and fog here wednesday morning. i think this is being overdone. this is not though. storm system moves east. this will get here thursday. that will provide some impetus for a few showers and cooler weather. the chilly, that's here for friday. one shot, one day shot of cold air. 68 today. tonight, back in the 30s and 40s. tomorrow, upper 60s. thursday, upper 50s with a couple of showers around. by friday, here comes a quick shot of cold air. 49, a breezy to windy day. nicer on saturday. upper 50s. nicer even still sunday and monday with highs in the low to mid-60s. monika samtani is in at 5:17 with your timesaver traffic.
>> if you're planning to head to the beltway, everything is looking great. all lanes are open around the beltway. we'll zoom in to an accident in laurel on route one 98. the ramp to get on to northbound 95. not affecting the southbound side. you should be ok as you leave laurel down to the beltway. let's take a look live at 270. here's what it looks like at father hurley boulevard. no problems to report from frederick to germantown where the lanes divide. we'll go over to the american legion bridge. i drove this over the weekend. the colors were amazing. and no problems to report early this morning across the potomac river. both loops of the beltway are look good on the west side of town. back to the maps if you're planning to head on to the trains, no problems to report. everything is running on time on metro, marc and vre. coming up in my next report, we'll go into virginia at 5:24. >> if you're heading to the grocery store this week or need to clear some space in your pantry, please consider helping us with food drive 9.
>> we're looking for your donations of nonperishable foods. you can see what we've collected. these donations will go to food banks to help feed families this thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. so, if you got a bag from the boy scouts last saturday, fill it up and leave it out this saturday. in the district, you can fill your own bags and take them to any area safeway this weekend. you can also log on to wusa9.com and click on donation links and we thank you in advance for your support! a team battered by injuries and dealing with four straight losses now. the redskins coaches are answering questions on whether or not this is officially a rebuilding season. but there is a little good news on the injury front for the washington capitals. that story is coming up in sports. >> before we head to break, a look at the question of the day this morning. >> what inanimate object do most of us wind up talking to? is it a, tv. b, the scale oh, my goodness. c, the atm machine.
5:22. looking at visibilities quickly with fog in cumberland at one half-mile and the eastern shore in southern maryland down toward tappahannock. this is where we're seeing the heaviest fog in queen anne's county on the other side of the bay bridge. a 90-minute school delay because of the fog. 30s and 40s this morning. a little bit of fog here. won't be raining but the fog south and east. 51 by 9:00. lunchtime, 63. lots of low to mid-60s across the board. highs between 65 and 70. andrea and mike? >> thank you, howard. good news for one of the capitals' injured stars. >> but the redskins aren't so lucky when it comes to injuries. kristin berset has the details in your morning sports. >> good morning, everybody. we're starting to hear an echo in washington. another game, another loss, another day where we talked about what went wrong in the redskins game. once again, the offense was lackluster on sunday and besides a touchdown pass in garbage time, there wasn't much to write home about. injuries have taken the blame.
but that's not an excuse anymore. it is next man up! unfortunately for the redskins, the next men have very little experience. rookies got the first start of their pro career on sunday. all led by an inexperienced quarterback. so, coach is washington officially in rebuild mode? >> you lose a starter, that's a veteran player and you play a young guy, you're playing your next best player, is that considered rebuilding? i don't believe so. young players are get some experience. if that's what you call rebuilding, then we're rebuilding. >> another blow to the line. jamal brown is out with a groin injury but we don't know for how long just yet. plus, rookie receiver called out a couple of weeks ago with turf toe. good news for the capitals, mike green completed his first full practice on monday with a little added pep in his skate. he sat out the last five games nursing a sprained right ankle.
he wants to play tonight against dallas. but i wouldn't hold out hope. coach bruce boudreaux is being careful not to rush him back too soon. that's going to do it for your morning sports, i'm kristin berset. have a great day. >> voters head to the polls today. we'll have more on the elections coming up. >> herman cain changes his response strategy to sexual harassment allegations. after now a fourth accuser comes forward with some pretty embarrassing details. quick check of traffic now. monika? >> we'll take a look live at i- 66 on the westbound side. an accident reported in the roadway. inbound, some lanes are open. coming up in my next report, we'll take another look at virginia roads at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. [ man ] i got this citi thank you card
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 5:28. we're happy you're with us. it is a beautiful day already. >> i'm mike hydeck. >> we're feeling good today. >> i want to say a special hello to the butler family of remington, virginia. they're long-time viewers. >> good morning, butler family. >> we're glad you're out there. >> butler family, you'll have a great day. >> maybe a little frosty out in remington this morning. got some fog down south. just heard from bill down in newland. it is foggy and frosty. frosty and foggy. that's where froggy came from. eastern shore and in western maryland as well. now, the day planner for you. we've got temperatures which are going to be very nice again. we were in a good neighborhood yesterday. we'll go back and visit it
again today. yesterday's high was 67. today, 65 to 70 with sunshine and light winds out of the south-southeast later on. maybe 5 miles per hour. this morning, clear skies overhead with high pressure in control. with the light winds, the longer nights. cumberland had fog. i'm going to have to take that off. their visibilities improved greatly. tappahannock up to newland. you're doing better. easton to cambridge still below a mile with queen anne's county there on the eastern shore. they'll delay school by 90 minutes due to the fog concerns. 39 at andrews air force base. frederick is down to 32. hagerstown, mild at 44. your afternoon temperatures, check these out. mid-60s on the bay and in southern maryland. everybody else, 65 to 70. winchester, 67. leesburg, a gorgeous 68. monika samtani, over to you. >> thank you so much, howard. good morning, everybody. taking a look at the beltway first and look at that, only one incident to report.
over here in annandale, a deer struck on the southbound side of the beltway before route 50. it is in the left land authorities know about it. just stay to the right if you're heading southbound on the beltway right here at route 50. let's take a look if you're planning to head to 66. no problems to report here at nutley street on the outbound side of 66. right outside the beltway, word of an accident. inbound, you'll be ok from centreville to fairfax and all the way to the roosevelt bridge. back to the map. this time heading south to 95, no problems to report. just a little bit of slow traffic across the occoquan river building there. we'll take a live look into springfield on the northbound side of 95. you know you'll have a bit of volume. incident-free to the beltway. coming up, we'll take a look into maryland at 5:38. mike and andrea? >> thanks, monika. >> several area fire departments have been busy early this morning. in kensington, montgomery county firefighters are dousing flames at a home under construction on summit avenue near franklin street. in fairfax county,
investigators think gas may have fueled a large house fire there. this is in the 63 hundred block of indian run parkway. it took firefighters more than an hour to get it under control. two people at the home are now in temporary shelters. a metrobus and a d.c. fire truck collided early this morning. the crash happened at wheeler road and valley avenue in southeast washington. the bus driver, a passenger and a firefighter were transported to local hospitals with nonlife-threatening injuries. no word yet on the cause of the accident or whether either driver was at fault. after days of denials and dismissals, today herman cain plans to hold a news conference about the sexual harassment claims against him. four women have now accused the republican presidential candidate of behaving inappropriately. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live outside the national restaurant association where cain worked in the late 1990s and where some of the alleged events may have taken place. surae? >> reporter: mike, before he
addresses this officially on this latest claim in phoenix this afternoon, he went on abc's jimmy kimmel live last night. take a listen. >> there's not an ounce of truth in all of these accusations. here's one thing people don't know about herman cain. i'm in it to win it. i won't be discouraged by all of this -- [ cheering ] >> reporter: 50-year-old sharon, the fourth woman to accuse cain of sexual harassment but the first to go public and with explicit detail about what had allegedly happened 14 years ago when she asked cain for help in securing a job at the national restaurant association. well, now, a new "usa today" gallup poll taken after the first accusations but before the latest one shows herman cain now tied with mitt romney in the g.o.p. run. the scandal does appear to be having some type of negative effect on the cain campaign. at least anecdotally. the latest poll shows 35% of
republican voters now say they have a negative feeling about cain and that's up from 18% from last month. mike? >> thank you, surae. surae is live in front of the national restaurant headquarters. an invasion of privacy or good police work. that's what the u.s. supreme court will hear some arguments on today. at issue, whether police can track a car through gps without a warrant. this stems from a case here in d.c. where a nightclub owner, antoine jones, was arrested and convicted on drug charges after police secretly attached a gps device to his car. last year, the u.s. court of appeals overturned the conviction ruling that the gps violated jones' right to privacy. they're appealing saying people have no expectation of privacy when it comes to traveling on public roads. today, voters in virginia and maryland head to the polls in. the commonwealth, they'll be choosing state delegates, school board members and sheriffs. in maryland, the majority of the races are for county
councils or mayor. in virginia, polls will open at 6:00al and stay ep until 7:00 p.m. in maryland, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. later this morning, derrek leeon davis will be sworn in as councilman for district six. last month, davis won the seat left vacantly lessey johnson. johnson resigned after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges. she's waiting to be sentenced. time for another "your money" report. jessica is back with a new incentive to hire veterans. >> the senate has cleared a way for a measure that would give tax incentives for hiring veterans. the tax credits would give us $9600 for companies for hiring disabled vets out of work for six months or more. the measure is beginning to move toward approval just ahead of friday's veterans day. veterans who left military service in the past decade have an unemployment rate of 11.7%,
well above the national average of 9.1%. there doesn't seem to be much relief to the housing market. 60% of homebuilders say home sales in october were flat or lower than in september. another report shows foreclosure rates have almost doubled from this time last year. just in time for the holiday shopping season, barnes & noble has rolled out its latest version of the nook. the lightweight tablet lets you read books, stream movies and browse the web at $249, the new nook is half the price of the ipad. amazon.com's new tablet is $50 cheaper. barnes & noble says its device offers more memory and longer battery life and the company plans to slash the price of the original nook to $99. it is going to be very tough competition this year for the tablets at christmas. >> the holidays. >> i'm for the first time thinking of buying one. that $500 price. >> it is expensive, the ipad, for sure.
5:38. 42 degrees in washington. it is a chilly morning out here. like yesterday, we'll warm up nicely and like yesterday, we've got a touch or two of fog. looks like the heavy stuff this morning is east of the bay on the eastern shore down in southern maryland. our day planner for you on this tuesday. calling for sunshine. 51 by 9:00. light winds again out of the southeast and maybe 5 miles per hour. noontime temp, 63. highs, 65 to 70. 5:00, still a very pleasant 62 degrees. here to monika samtani with your timesaver traffic. >> good morning, howard.
we have news for metro riders this morning. metro dupont circle, 19th street. there are no escalators available right now. the station remains open but if you can't do that, the shuttle service is available for you this morning. more on that and d.c. roadways at 5:47. andrea, back to you. maryland's department of national resources hopes to have some preliminary findings this week into what is killing the oysters but those who make their living on the water blame all of the heavy rains from tropical storm lee and hurricane irene. watermen believe the storms put too much fresh water into the chesapeake bay, especially above the bay bridge. some boats are switching to fees while others are heading south to saltier waters. maryland's first lady is leading a charge to make the capital city a community wildlife habitat. what does that mean? katie o'malley helped kick off the campaign at the boatyard bar and grill in annapolis. it was developed by the national wildlife federation to
encourage people to practice sustainable gardening and provide habitats for wildlife. coming up, former redskin lavar arrington talks about the child sex abuse charges at his alma mater, penn state. >> plus, tonight, a close encounter with an asteroid for the first time in decades. >> let's see who's celebrating a birthday today. november 8th. former florida state football coach bobby bowden is 82. "60 minutes" correspondent morley safer is 80. singer bonnie raitt is 62. recently retired entertainment tonight host, mary hart is 60. >> actress alfray woodard is 69. christie hefner is 59. actress tara reed is 36 and reality tv star jack osbourne is 26. happy birthday. we'll be right back. ats alabama.
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it is a froggy day in the neighborhood. it is a term howard came up with to talk about frost and fog. >> it makes sense. >> it makes sense. >> we've got the fog. we've got the frost. a bit of a froggy morning out there. >> two great terms. >> outside of the weather terrace, i'm glad i had the gloves. upper 30s, low 40s. some areas in the low 30s. spoke to charlie. he's got the frost going. along the bay, jan in readville, upper 40s with clear skies. proximity to water makes a big difference this time of year. here is our bus stop forecast. clear and chilly with the patchy fog out there. frost as well. you'll be doing some scraping of the windows if you park your cars outside with temperatures running in the 30s and 40s. sunrise not for another hour or so. day planner, sunshine. 59 by 11:00. look how quickly we're going to
warm up. by 3:00, 1:00, excuse me, 65. highs today, 65 to 70. let's talk fog. heaviest down south. tappahannock, half-mile or less as you get right toward readville. easton, cambridge, 3/4 of a mile. queen anne's county, 90-minute delay due to the fog. fog in cumberland. petersburg reporting less than two miles now. so, got a little while until we'll get the sunrise to start burning this stuff off. 32 in manassas. lovettsville, 33. it is 40 degrees though in downtown rockville. columbia, one of the warm spots now at 44. 37 for upper marlboro and here in washington, a brisk -- chilly 42. little wind. refreshing. 42 degrees with a north wind at 3. the dew point at 40.
now, nationally, cold stuff out west. warmer stuff in the southern plains. dallas, 71. of course, they've had tornadic thunderstorms off to the west. little red box, that's a tornado watch box. as this line of severe storms moving off toward the east. lots of it yesterday in oklahoma. oklahoma had an earthquake a couple of days ago. last night, yesterday afternoon, a few tornadoes. rains extend up to missouri. they're moving into chicago. that's not good for air travel and the east, much of the east coast, high and dry thanks to high pressure in control. that is what's going to be with us for today and tonight. however, as we get into late tomorrow and thursday really, that system out west is going to move east. other than the late night early morning fog today and again tomorrow, the next weather maker moves in here wednesday night into thursday morning. you'll notice the showers out to the west. clouds moving in. not nearly as pleasant on thursday and then the chilly air moves in friday. that's a one-day affair but friday, we may not get out of the 40s.
68 today and tomorrow. after being in the 30s and 40s. for thursday, more clouds. friday, the cold day of the week. 49 for veterans day. breezy as well. we'll call it blustery. saturday and sunday look good for the weekend. upper 50s to low 60s. again, another nice monday with highs in the mid-60s. monika samtani, looks like that list is getting a little longer than the last time i peeked at it. >> just a little. even is i weensy tiny bit. rush hour is in full force right now. luckily, the beltway is looking good. we do have an incident westbound on the bay bridge. it is an accident on the east side of the span of the bay bridge. watch out for it in the left lane as you cross the bay bridge itself, you'll be ok heading over in toward i-97. let's take a look at route 50. no problems to report here as you head for the beltway and in toward cheverly. we'll go over to the sousa bridge, inbound on pennsylvania avenue. if you're planning to head into the southeast area, you'll be
ok. anacostia and potomac river crossings are doing fine. if you're planning to head on to the trains, back to the map, a heads up at dupont circle, 19th street entrance, the escalators are out of service. they're asking for shuttle service for you. but the station remains open. coming up, we'll go into maryland at 6:00. andrea and mike? >> thank you, monika. >> former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky is expected in court tomorrow on child sex abuse charges. >> sandusky is accused of sexually assaulting eight boys when he worked at the school. two former top university officials surrendered to authorities monday related to this. they're accused of covering up the scandal. >> all across the country, penn state alumni are reeling from the very disturbing charges including former redskins all pro linebacker and a former penn state star, lavar arrington. >> bruce johnson sat down with arrington who said if the allegations turn out to be true, all of those held
responsible should be held accountable. >> lavar arrington was at the mic this afternoon to first talk about the redskins loss -- >> disturbing. >> as well as the at-risk children seen around the penn state football program that weighed heavily on his mind today. >> did you get a chance to spend time with kids in the program? >> yes, yes, yes. like i said, i never felt any discomfort. i never felt as though like something didn't feel right when i was around some of these kids that jerry was bringing around. >> the late 1990s, lavar arrington was an all-american linebacker on a great penn state defense. he says he always had the utmost respect for long-time defensive coordinator jerry sandusky and joe paterno's heir apparent was charged with 40 counts of sexually abusing the boys in the program that sandusky founded. >> if people had knowledge of this and they did not do anything, if jerry sandusky did
these things, then the law of the land should dictate what their fate is. >> arrington left penn state and became the redskins number one draft pick at about the same time that jerry sandusky was retiring after 32 years under coach paterno. >> this is ugly. whether he comes out innocent or not, i think that a way we view our program now has a large tarnishment on it. >> bruce johnson, 9news now. making news now at 5:50, today, voters in mississippi go to the polls to decide on personhood referendum. the measure would designate a fertilized human egg as a person making all abortions illegal. supporters and opponents of initiative 26 have been working hard to increase turnout for their side. >> the international atomic agency believes iran is not
only enriching uranium. they are expected to release a report this week. their experts believe iran could have a nuclear missile which could reach israel and europe in a few years. >> tonight an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier is expected to pass between the moon's orbit and the earth. around 201,000 miles which is apparently close. nasa says they're 100% sure it won't hit us but this is the closest an asteroid has come to our planet in 35 years. >> another look at the question of the day. >> what inanimate object do most of us wind up talking to? is it a, the tv. b, a scale. c, the atm. >> here's a look at a response you posted on the facebook.com/wusa9 page. andy wrote yelling at the tv. usually on sundays. >> add your answer to our facebook page. we'll talk about your response and reveal the answer to the question in the next hour.
local food banks are hoping they have enough to feed needy families this thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season. they may need your help. we're asking you to help out by contributing to food drive 9 with products like the ones behind us right here on the set. >> this saturday, the boy scouts will pick up hundreds of thousands of bags they dropped off in maryland and virginia last saturday. hopefully they'll be full of food by this weekend. the bags were not left at homes in d.c. because of the bag tax. but the district boy scouts will be at safeway stores this saturday to collect your donations so you can pitch in as well. you can also find donation links to the area food charities on our web site at wusa9.com. the marine corps has a birthday this week. we'll have more on how the marines plan to celebrate coming up in 20 minutes. >> first, we'll introduce you to a local organization helping women who have fallen into homelessness, get back on their feet. that's in today's hero central. jess? >> a program to help young adults get the computer skills they need to get hired! how you can get involved.
southern maryland, extreme southern maryland. we'll watch that as we go through the day today though, lots of sunshine. 9:00 temperature up to 51 in town. mid-40s in the shenandoah valley. as we get toward lunchtime, you might want to think about lunch outdoors. sunshine, light winds, it will feel warmer than this. temperatures this afternoon under the sunshine. mid to upper 60s. i don't know about you but i'm going to spend a good deal of the afternoon outside enjoying it. mike and andrea? >> people become homeless for a variety of reasons and many face quite a list of challenges. >> but there is a village helping raise homeless women back to self-sufficiency. j.c. hayward has more in this hero central report. >> i was desperate, destitute, lonely. and just despaired. i really didn't know what to do. my daughter had mentioned -- i was against shelters because i had never been homeless before.
>> two years ago, rene petaway hit rock bottom. she had no job, no money and no home. n street village came to her aid. as the largest service provider of women in washington, they help nearly 900 homeless and low income women each year. >> they can receive services for their basic needs starting at the most simple things. meals, laundry, clothing, a place to make a telephone call, an address where they can receive mail. education and unemployment center and a wellness center. so, we're a community that focuses a lot on relationships and support. >> rene petaway now has her own apartment, works and eagerly mentors other homeless women. >> i call myself an alumni now. i enjoy coming back here to do meetings, to help out wherever i can because i believe in giving back. >> maybe of the clients who
come here to n street village suffer from mental illness, incarceration, illiteracy and sexual trauma but they say they get more than training and housing. they get love. as a necessary tool to become self-sufficient. >> when i came here to n street village, i was hopeless. now, i have hope. h for happiness. o for opportunity. p for peace. and e for empowerment. that's what i got here. >> n street village received a $5,000 grant from the gannett foundation, our parent company. they have also been funded by the fannie mae help the homeless walkathon. a sponsor of hero central. if you would like more information, go to my web site, jchayward.com. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. good morning, it is tuesday, right?
>> yes, it is. >> here's monika samtani. >> you had me thinking for a moment. >> howard bernstein has our weather first on this tuesday, november 8th. a good-looking day ahead. >> a great looking day ahead. we have to get rid of a patch or two of fog. it will be fabulous. like yesterday. >> you have a school delay. >> queen anne county on the eastern shore, just across the bridge, 90-minute delay due to the fog. a lot of the visibility has been down to a mile or less. 43 degrees in washington. low 50s by 9:00. low 60s by noon. highs 65 to 70. 5:00 temperature of 62. that's just before the sunset. it rises at 6:43. it sets this afternoon at a minute past 5:00. clear skies, light winds, the longer nights and we're -- that allows the radiational cooling for the moisture. that's where we've got fog. tappahanck