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the investigation. >> yes. >> reporter: the auditor looks into the efficiency and the internal controls in d.c. government. it's running about two dozen investigations right now, and including how harry thomas was able tosifen to siphon off grants. kwame brown said in a statement that he is concerned about the burglary and considers it a serious matter, but declined to further comment. the police report says that the thief pried open several internal doors. and to steal the laptops. >> richard nixon's press secretary called water gate a third rate burglary. at this point, we don't know whether or not this is another third rate burglary or something else. d.c. auditor branch is also declining to talk to us. so we don't even know whether these laptops contained
sensitive information. or whether any other information, any data on the laptops were backed up to the city's network. in d.c., bruce leshan, 9news now. tomorrow, george zimmerman, the man accused of murdering trayvon martin will be heading back to court. now, zimmerman and his legal team will argue that the neighborhood watch captain ought to be let out on bail until his trial starts. he's expected to plead not guilty by arguing that he fired in self-defense under florida's stand on your ground law. today, florida's governors rick scott, announced he's -- governor, rick scott, announced he'll be looking into the controversial law. >> we look forward to hearing from the citizens of our states about their concerns and recommendations for keeping our state safe. >> that task force will consider whether or not the law ought to be changed or abolished and to make their recommendation to the governor. well now an update on the accusations over the sexual assault at a church daycare in northeast d.c. today, police
arrested the 21-year-old randolph king in high -- hyattsville, accused of sexually abusing a child last week. that's out on kennel worth avenue. police charged him with attempted first-degree sex assault. the other maryland lawmaker is saying the doomsday budget wouldn't be all that bad. this time it is montgomery county executive. and he says that the other budget proposal would shift the $40 million per year cost and for the state to the county. it is all about teacher pension. and that he says could make the doomsday budget a better option. >> and believe it or not when you look at the doomsday budget verses the budget that they were concentrated, and we are at a standstill. now, some could argue it very clearly that it will be better than the original bum. that's just how bad that they were all doing in the regular session. >> and that doomsday budget would cut about $500 million
from the state spending as of july 1. that is unless the lawmakers could reconvene in a special session and figure out a different way to go about it. students at the university of maryland are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for the special session. under the doomsday budget, the university system would take a $50 million hit. and that could trigger a big tuition hike. at a rally today, student leaders were doing the math. >> well, how many of you are in state? >> well, that's a lot of youth. >> and you'll be paying about $800 more next year. can you afford that? >> no. >> i didn't think so. how many of you are out of state? well, you will be paying about $2,600 more next year and can you afford that? no, i didn't think so. >> regardless as of now, noplans for a special legislative session. governor martin o'malley has to call it, but he wants state lawmakers to reach a deal before he does so. well, the chesapeake bay is
getting bluer, but we're not talking about the waters. instead, it's the blue crab and lots of them. in fact, the most in almost 20 years. >> i'm scott broom on the chesapeake bay, where today, scientists, politicians, and water men, they all teamed up to reveal a dramatic turnaround for the chesapeake blue crab. >> and i am now glad to report that the population of the blue crab is now at a 19-year high. >> reporter: scientists who take them up from the bottom in winter will help figure they are at least three quarters of a billion in bay waters. a stunning rebound, and after virginia stopped allowing the controversial practice of winter dredging for crabs and strict restrictions were imposed elsewhere on taking females ready to lay eggs. >> it's important that scientists work on this and it is important to move it up. >> that's one of the clearest indications for you, that the help for the bay is not a hopeless cause and that it will be the rebound up late of this
blue crab population. >> on the bay, scott broom, 9news now. >> and speaking of rebounds, the washington capitals will need to rebound tonight as they will take on the bruins in game four of the first round of the stanley cup playoffs. with a win, they would tie the series up at two games a piece, but they will need to do it without one of their top players tonight. live at the verizon center where the puck drops in about 20 minutes now. >> reporter: a live look as both teams have come out on the ice and the washington capitals are getting ready. an all-important game for you like you said and as you were also eluding to, no nick backstrom tonight, serving a one-game suspension. just as the siren ended in game three, he won't be there tonight. i'm not sure that anybody believes the caps could beat the bruins three times in a row. if they don't get it done tonight, throughout the day we have been following the caps all business, no panic. these guys prepare and they know what is at stake. >> it is two on.
we need to win. we need to go back to boston. so you know, we have to, well, play hard tonight and battle and good things will happen. >> it's pivotal. that's a good word. you know you need to set yourself up. you don't want to go to the other team's rink down facing elimination like a good team like this. it is just too hard. >> and you know we need to guarantee another game back here. and we want to bring the series back here. that will be the goal for us, to make sure we bring the game back to washington. >> reporter: throughout the day, i have been in a quiet arena, derek, but that has changed just a little bit. i think these guys are ready. are you guys ready for the game tonight? >> yes. [ cheering ] >> reporter: all right, derek, let me send it back to you. full wrap up coming up tonight along with 106.7 the fan. he'll break down the game for me. >> and i'm really enjoying the hockey stick head gear that one fella had there, dave. >> yes. >> i was liking that. rocking the red. thank you. as of this morning, it sure didn't look like it was going to be very nice outside, but
topper, things got better and better as the day went on. >> yes, we need a little faith. a spectacular day. and tomorrow will be even nicer for us. we are still looking at the chance for that storm to skirt on east over the weekend. we'll talk about that and the big weather. right now, take a look at temperatures. high of 72. still 68 downtown and 66 in gaithersburg. 72 in frederick. still 70 in manassas and over on the water, it's 65. really a pretty nice evening. for tonight, partly cloudy and cool. and remember, your heat is not on. the low is 46 to 56. winds are out of the south at 10. we'll come back and talk about the weekend. we have not one, but two systems. we'll tell you what it will mean for your sunday forecast. >> thank you, topper. coming up, the shuttle shuffle will be complete as discovery moves on in and the other one moves out. we'll talk about a new home. but first, the road that users might soon need to pay a new fee every month just to use it and it has nothing to do with the silver line. we'll talk about it coming up
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they are now inspecting all of their defibrillator after a man had a heart attack and died. and what might have saved him, the defibrillator was not working. it happened just before the pentagon station. the 51-year-old man from alexandria was taken to virginia medical center where he was pronounced dead. and they said that the defibrillator at that station was not working. the battery didn't have enough
charge. metro says they will complete that inspection within the next 24 hours. virginia drivers who are using the ez mass may need to pay a fee to keep it. they are proposing a $1 per month fee for them to use that box. drivers will need to pay it. they said that the fee will be needed to support expanding the easy pass. they will start operating later this year, which includes the new express lanes being built on out there. if approved, they would go into effect on july 1. sunny skies and warmer temperatures will be back to wrap up the week, but the weekend is not quite so clear. our faith in their hands will have them telling you what's coming up in just a moment. but first, discovery is finally home as the legendary shuttle moves into the air and space museum.
nasa completed the shuttle shuffle today at the smithsonian's air and space museum at the center here. and removing the enterprise and they will bring in the legendary discovery. and that will likely never happen again. kristin fisher has the details of the historic day from the retirement home. >> reporter: 28 years ago, i watched the space shuttle discovery launch my mom and dad -- space shuttle discovery launch with my mom and dad. and now this star is suppose to
represent discovery. little did they know how fitting that would be. because today senator john glenn called discovery the start of the shuttle fleet. and a hero's welcome for the space shuttle discovery. and after 39 missions, 6,000 orbits, and one glorious flight around the nation's capital, america's most famous spaceship rolled up to the most famous museum. >> it is my pleasure to be here today to welcome discovery to her new home. >> reporter: for the administrators, it's a moment of high emotions. and discovery was his bird too. he flew on it twice. >> i hope that, you know, everybody, they could feel the same pride that people around d.c. did this week when, you know, when discovery flew up ahead. and that's, you know, what we're all about. we're about the exploration. >> reporter: two shuttles nose to nose, a spectacular site. even for the 28 discovery astronauts in attendance, and including the senator john glenn. >> it's the most complex vehicle we have ever seen.
i hope that young people will use it as a steppingstone to their own ideas too. >> reporter: over 1,000 people came out to pay their respects to the spaceship that launched the telescope. and including the 6-year-old patrick. >> and i have always admired it. and you know, i always just wanted to watch the videos, and to see the photos. and i even tried doing it. >> reporter: and now to see it this close, what do you think? >> welt, you know -- well, you know i really like it. it's amazing to see them up close. >> he too wants to fly in space, but worries he won't have a rocket to ride on. >> reporter: and that administrators say to hang on in there. >> what wear about to do now is finally tackle the next chapter, which will be getting beyond the north orbit. we are excited about it in all the contractors. that's where we're going. >> reporter: until then if you want to get your spaceship
fixed, you'll need to come here to the center. and this is discovery's final resting place. this is exactly how she is going to be displayed for the foreseeable future. if you want to see it, doors open tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. i'm kristin fisher, 9news now. >> and if you missed today's ceremony or you just want to relive it, log on to wusa9.com. we've got a ton of pictures and videos from discovery arriving at the smithsonian. the homeowner in the richmond area is anxious to sell his place. so anxious, in fact, he is offering whoever sells it or gets it done, not only their share of the mission, it is worth about $40,000. >> there is nothing hidden in this deal. i mean you work hard and you'll be able to get a new mercedes. >> we're on your way. >> he has his home on 11 acres. it's on the market for you. and they also played themselves 11 years ago with a pool and a
fountain on the outside. not to mention the waterfall on the inside and not to mention, also, all the tile that you just saw. and for that, you get a sweet new ride too. okay, now what came first, the chicken or the egg? it is one of life's greatest missions and you may finally know the answers. a hen recently gave birth to a chick without an egg. as we know, the chickens normally lay the eggs and sit on them until they -- until they hatch. but this egg was actually incubated and hatched inside the hen. the chicken fully formed, but it did not do the hen any good. in fact, she died from internal injuries. hmm. so i don't know if that really answers the question or not. >> i'm not really sure. i didn't know it had an egg in the first place. >> yes, inside the hen, like you say, it was like alien like. >> yes. for that matter. all right, 72 today. we recovered nicely from yesterday. and we're looking at a great finish to the week.
i'm looking at new data and the rain chances are getting better on sunday. bad news for you, it might rain in the morning on sunday. we'll start with a live look outside. this is the live weather cam, brought to you by michael and son as temperatures are in the upper 60s, downtown. generally clear. 30.02. winds, thankfully, they are kind of too much really, very light out of the south at about 6. and so temperatures, first we'll do a satellite picture for you. we do have a system in the midwest. and this is a cold front that will work their way to the midwest tomorrow, the ohio valley as we get into tomorrow evening and then through the metro area on saturday. and not everybody will get rain with this system, but ironically, you know we may have a better chance for rain and showers with a cold front coming up. than we will with the secondary storm on u seasoned. that will move a little further east. big storms just north of minneapolis and up into northern iowa, headed into wisconsin. and again that will be the front that gets through here on saturday. well, it will not affect us tomorrow. we'll be in great shape tomorrow and right now we have
generally clear skies. temperatures, 56 in bethesda and arlington and mainly mid to upper 60s. 64 in gaithersburg and great falls. 67 down towards this area. over to the east, well, still 70 for you at college park and 68 in the beltsville area. we're looking at a fantastic friday for you. comfortably cool tonight. warmer on friday, warmer, milder on friday night. that will be like a summer night. everybody holds in the 50s. then some showers on saturday. the window for a shower and a thunderstorm. 11:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. that's when the front will go on through. partly cloudy, cool tonight. maybe a warm blanket. winds are out of the south at 10. then by the morning, great, partly cloudy and pleasant. 50s and 60s primarily. the winds are out of the south at 10. and a great finish for the week. partly cloudy, a fantastic friday. highs are about 75. they turn a little southeast at about 10. and so the zone forecast for you, just gorgeous from the mountains to the coast and even warmer in oakland. 68, 74 in cumberland and mid-
70s in hagerstown and mid-70s out towards warrenton and manassas and leesburg and mid- 70s downtown. you'll go up 270. we are still talking about mid- 70s into southern maryland. no wind to speak of, no advisory for the bay or the title potomac. the next seven days. it will stay warm on saturday, even though we have a frontal system pushing on through. a shower and thunderstorm is possible. 3:00 a.m. to -- 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 60s for the high. but i think we'll take a look at morning showers, clearing out in the afternoon. in the wake of the storm, it's kind of chilly. and now temperatures are holding in the upper 50s with the instability showers. then we will go back to the warmer sector on wednesday with temperatures back to about 70 and then upper 6s -- 60s. >> yes, there you go. here is something you have not seen in a while. the weird news. [ laughter ] our hugs, they
are just as valuable as dollars. you might have a hard time convincing your retailers on that. coke bought into the idea where they installed a vending machine at a national university that will sell you a cold coke if you give it a hug. check it out, the familiar red and white logo, but it's got a hug me thing there instead of the coke deal. all you have to do is hug it and it gives you a coca-cola. it's a trend in a part of an interactive marketing folks. a bunch of folks in singapore are getting a free coke, which is okay. >> i'd hug it too for a free coke. >> okay. >> let's not get crazy. [ laughter ]
in the mail bag tonight, serious reactions on the facebook page, regarding the american soldiers defiling the parts of the dead afghan troops. most all of them said that they should have never published thepictures absolutely not. as horrible as the situation was, publishing the photo is like adding fuel to the fire. and they may have contributed to the increased electricity by publishing the photos. and this to thomas, comparing the times to wikileaks, putting countless american lives in danger. they already knew about the
incident and they were taking steps to protect and punish the soldiers involved. they even went there and asked them not to print the pictures. what a great way for them to try to sell a few papers. the most sympathetic response came from deborah bean. this is the first amendment to the institution in action and the corner stone for the rest of them. even though that sometimes it is seriously not the best. not too sympathetic. but i can only note all of that, which is what they said in their paper. at the end of the day, our job is to publish the information that our leaders need. and we have a particular duty to report vigorously and impartially on all aspects of the american mission in afghanistan. okay. and then there was this on all those who complained yesterday about the money they spent on the space shuttle program. the technology that we have gained from the space program is beyond measure. you'll be able to see it when
you use your computer, iphone, etc. it's a sad day that you can see, at the economic price tag. you know what, craig, i'm with you. and by the way, our e-mail address remains firstname.lastname@example.org. that is our report, i'll be right back here along with anita -- anita brikman at 11:00. go to wusa9.com. it's always there for you. we'll see you a bit later. bye. i style everyone. my family, my home... my boyfriend. i can't help it. i'm a fashion stylist! at t.j.maxx, i get designer clothes... all on trend. and, everyone and everything looks good. even my bank account! fashion direct from designers. savings direct to you. this nonstop fashionista is definitely a maxxinista. t.j.maxx. let us make a maxxinista out of you.
now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world. new details on the death of dick clark. why there won't be a funeral. as hollywood remembers the legend. >> he taught me how to do television. >> he was the great one. >> he lived a beautiful life. >> welcome. are you ready to rock 'n roll? >> his "american bandstand" legacy. ♪ >> giving stars like michael, janet, whitney and bon jovi their big breaks. and -- the man who sang the "american bandstand" theme, barry manilow, on the lifelong friend he loss. plus -- his new year's specials. his last "e.t." interview and the wife he left behind. and his final hours, who was by his side?