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for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. on this monday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm jessica doyle in for mike haiduk. feeling good too, rested. and howard has your weather, great yesterday afternoon. a beautiful sunday and another beautiful day today, to get the start of the week underway before we get storms on tuesday. here's a look at the day planner that monday morning, we have a lot of areas that are in the 60s right now. we are looking at 85 by noon, 88 by 5:00. high temperatures upper 80s to around 90 but the humidity level will still be in a real nice range today. see the showers and storms in illinois moving to indiana, that is what we are going to get tomorrow. still in the 50s in western maryland, and even la plata
right now gorgeous. 64. monika samtani has a look at timesaver traffic. >> reporter: there is an incident right now up to know about. east of i-95 other route 644 -- on route 644 near van dorn street. an accident resulted in a car fire and authorities have shut it down. take a live look at route 644. it is not affected by what i'm talking about. that is east of 91. up to 395. let's go back over to our maps. this will we'll made over to 35. no issues coming in from german town where the lanes divide. we'll go back over to our live picture. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:10.
crews are taking preventative action in hopes of avoiding another deadly tree accident. >> last month a falling tree killed a northern virginia driver as he sat in traffic. good morning to you kristen. >> reporter: good morning jessica. over the next three weeks, crews are going to remove about 60 trees from the great falls area. these are trees that are dead or decaying. trees that posed a real danger to drivers. for people that live in the area you know this has been needed for some time. one month ago 64-year-old carl ross was killed when a tree fell on his car while he was driving on the georgetown pike. this tree had 98% of the roots
rotten. it was a tragic wake up call for people who live here. after the accident several residents alerted fairfax county and other officials to potentially dangerous trees. what happened is arborists came in and inspected trees all over great falls. >> they need safety as a factor here. no doubt about it. we all like those trees, but they can be a problem. >> reporter: here's a look at where the problem trees are. these are the trees that will be taken down over the next three weeks. 25 trees along liver bend road, 15 on browns will road, seven
on beach mill road, six on the georgetown pike and these are a lot of trees are very busy streets. of course there is going to be some traffic implications because of all this tree removal. i'll have more on how this is going to affect your commute. police say an argument over food led to murder. 19-year-old travis hoskins of capital heights is accused of shooting and killing his roommate. prince george's county police were called to glacier avenue. hoskins was later arrested. he has been charged with first degree murder. vandals mar a chick-fil-a restaurant in frederick, maryland. stickers promoting marriage equality and a gay pride flag were plastered on the restaurant's windows.
chick-fil-a has been picketed and boy coted by supporters because the company's owner has publicly stated he opposes gay marriage. -- boycotted by supporters because the company's owner has publicly stated he opposes gay marriage. yesterday paul ryan spoke to a hometown crowd. >> we want to elect men and women who run for office and tell us who they really are, what they really believe, what they are really going to do. and then when they get elected, they did that. >> reporter: ryan is a seven term congressman. he currently chairs the house budget committee. his election is seen as another way for the romney campaign to keep the economy on the forefront of this election. i am watching your money.
fingers crossed for more green arrows today. wall street hopes to keep this friday rally going. there are more indications spain is drifting toward a bailout and greece's situation may be improving. the dow stands this morning at 13207, added 42 points in trading friday. nasdaq was up two points. citigroup is out with a new plan to help keep families at risk of foreclosure in their own homes. the bank just started a rental program. it will rent out 500 homes to owners who sign over their titles. but there is a catch, citigroup won't own these homes, the test program is starting this month in six states and the deep south and the west.
the bad news is you didn't win saturday's powerball jackpot. it now sits at $305 million. pretty good andrea. the last time anyone matched all five numbers and the powerball was june 23rd. powerball is played in dc, maryland, virginia, 41 other states, your odds of hitting the jackpot are 1 in 175 million. early last year tens of thousands of egyptians packed cairo to defy their president. now they are meeting about their new leader. that story, coming up. rory mcilroy has claimed a major championship at a younger age than tiger woods did.
humidity levels are down and temperatures are down in many areas in low to mid-60s. we are going to have a sunny day today. by lunch time we'll warm up, should be in the low to mid-80s by then. 90 as winds turn to the south. i'll be back in five minutes, we'll look at the 7-day forecast, right now monika samtani is peaking ahead toward
the rest of your commute. >> reporter: i'm happy to say the northbound side of i-95 looks get. just want to warn you about an accident and investigation route 644 near van dorn street. back to you guys. the time right now is 5:10. making news now, hundreds of worshipers return to the site of the sikh temple shooting in wisconsin one week after a gunman killed six people before committing suicide. portraits of the victims lane the hallway. the main service began with a cleansing to symbolize the rebirth of the temple. the search for survivors has been called off after two earthquakes struck in iran this morning. the death toll climbed after dozens of victims died in the hospital. more than 3000 people have been injured. the tremors leveled at least six villages. thousands of egyptians
demonstrated in cairo overnight, this time in support of president mohammed morsi. he ordered the retirement of top leaders who had ruled the country. the new president canceled a military order which had curbed many of his executive powers. this year people visiting the montgomery county fair are asked to take extra precautions around the pigs. that story coming up at 5:29. the nationals have a setback after becoming the first team in the majors with 70 wins. and next at 5:15, howard tells us when we most likely will see storms return in his 7-day forecast. we'll be right back.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 5:14. do we really like this guy? >> we do. we get this question all the time, do you guys really like each other as much as you appear to on television? yes, we love each other. >> and the paycheck. great day today. tomorrow a couple of bumps in the road. maybe a bump or two again on saturday and sunday. we'll start you off with a day planner though for this monday
morning it is beautiful out there. this is jessica doyle kind of weather i can't thank you. i love this kind of weather and andrea likes it a little bit cooler. >> you definitely with eat lunch outside today. 85. it will be warm but it won't be humid and the winds will be light. 88 by 5:00 today. upper 80s to around 90 and then this evening still nice, 84 degrees. currently in the low 60s, leesburg, 66. to our east bowie and crofton 64 this morning. a really fine morning clear to partly skies out there. 73 with the humidity level 68%. 5 miles per hour really very, very nice. our weather headlines a beautiful monday but an unsettled tuesday we are going to see showers and
thunderstorms around at times tomorrow, maybe even tomorrow evening. could be a couple of storms wednesday afternoon thursday looks very, very nice. the next thing we are watching this twist in the clouds here coming through chicago, maybe on the south side. down toward areas in southern illinois and toward indiana, seeing some of the thunderstorms. that disturbance is going to be here for tomorrow. today high pressure is in control. we are looking at sunshine, a few high clouds coming across the raj. so really no weather problems today. you have got outdoor plans, get it done. nothing is did going to -- nothing is going to head your way. mainly high, thin clouds will be here. tonight we could see clouds near the west virginia border.
so looking at the forecast, today good day, highs around 90 but it is not going to be humid. tonight 60s and 70s. a yellow alert day with highs again near nine and wednesday i think an isolated storm or two in the afternoon. looks like we are going to have a few more. we may change the green to yellow. thursday looks real good too. high temperature around 90. saturday is not looking so great, 83. but a much better looking sunday and 84. 5:17, here comes monika with timesaver traffic. >> reporter: there was a pretty serious accident on route 644. it is shut down in both directions between van dorn street and rose hill. and a vehicle fire. you want to be aware of that east of i-95. coming in from the west, no problems on the dulles toll
road or 66 we are lacking great and all lanes are open headed to the beltway and through tyson's corner. we'll take a live look outside and show you what it looks like on the northbound of i-95 headed to 395. back over to our maps, this time we'll head over to the other side of town. no issues to report on the beltway between 95 and 270. you'll see it is nice and quiet on the eastern stretch in prince george's county. i'll be back with more traffic in a few minutes. a youngster has its way with the rest of the field in the pga championship. plus the only guy picked ahead of robert griffin iii in this nfl draft has his debut. according to a survey 71% of men say this is the first thing they look at, when judgeling
another man's appearance. is it his hair, his smile or his clothes? >> on our facebook fan page smirk shell writes clothes first, if that is okay, they go to aand b. men are worse than women about -- michelle writes clothes first, and if that is okay, they go to a, and then b, men are worse than women about appearances
looking beautiful this morning. we have clear to partly cloudy skies. some temperatures in the low 60s. we'll get into the 9:00 hour still looking good. 76 patchy clouds at times for midday. we are going to be in the upper 80s, maybe even near 90 but without the humidity today enjoy. jessica? thanks howard. this is kind of a heartbreaker. but the nationals almost made it to a 10 game winning streak. >> and there was a record margin of victory in golf's final major of the year. dave owens has more. >> reporter: the fourth and final golf major of the season had a lot of sub plots. would tiger woods finally win a major again? weather also becoming a major issue.
tiger never got it going on the green. his putter failing him time after time after time. after leading at the midway., woods faded to 11th. rory mcilroy though, rising to the top. he fired a final round 66, won by 8. put the 23-year-old back in the highlight of the golf world again. >> i don't think it has sunk in yet but yeah, it was a great run. i am speechless. >> reporter: well in bias ball nine is the number of choice for the nats. whoa kurt suzuki where are you going? break their eight game losing streak. rg iii, first pass of his career, no way right?
way. 63 yards, what can brown do for you? apparently score. colts win 38-3. luck 10 of 16. 188 yards, in passing. the focus of maryland's special session turns to the house of delegates today. that story is coming up. plus an effort is underway to keep a new strain of the swine flu from showing up at a local fair. here's monika, with a look at traffic. >> reporter: route 44 is close in both directions with a serious accident and investigation. i'm going to have more on that coming up in my next report. you are watching 9news now. [ female announcer ] with swiffer wet
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>> and i'm jessica doyle. thanks for joining us this monday morning. you know, we are happy because monika's back with timesaver traffic and we are kicking it off with a beautiful day with howard bernstein. a great afternoon yesterday, maybe some of you stayed up late saturday night. hey this morning though, you are going to enjoy it. this afternoon it is going to be warm, but it is not going to be humid. by lunch time we are going to be mid-80s here as we head toward the lunch hour. become 88 and that will be the high for today. 88, 90, as winds go north to south here. generally clear skies, nice weather with us now. look at all these storms here southern illinois to southern indict in.
ses 73 in dc right now. 50s in garrett county. by the way the water temperatures are mild so annapolis only 75. highs today again upper 80s to around 90. monika samtani, i know we had some issues earlier. are we still struggling? ? we route 644 is shut down, it was a head-on collision involving a police vehicle. there was a fiery crash there, but there were apparently no serious injuries. but be aware the investigation continues there on route 644 basically at van dorn street. let's take a live look at 395,
heading northbound to the 14th street bridge. all lanes are open. this time we'll head over to the other side, the beltway north of town looks great between college park and bethesda. coming in from german town, this time on the beltway at river road and bethesda. we'll be back at 5:38. back to you guys. organizers of the 69th annual montgomery county agricultural fair are addressing concerns about swine flu. a strain of this flu has reappeared and sickened people from the midwest to ohio prompting some counties to ban pigs from their fairs. there are signs reminding visitors to wash their hands after touching the pigs or use hand sanitizers near the stalls. >> every animal is inspected by a veterinarian and by the owner. we feel very confident we have a very safe environment. >> reporter: two veterinarians
are on hand to check out any problems with the animals. the fair runs through this saturday, august 18th, and so far this year, reported swine flu illnesses have all been mild. today a tree cutting project gets underway in great falls, virginia. this falls an horrific accident last month. a huge, decayed tree fell on a car, killing the driver inside. knew 9news reporter kristen fisher has more. good morning. >> reporter: crews will be taking down about 60 trees over the next three weeks. these are all very big trees that pose a big threat to drivers. crews are going to be working from kwr-9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. six days a week. >> i want to go ahead and take a look, show you guys exactly
where these problem trees are so that you can watch out for them. 25 along river bend road will be removed. 15 on browns mill road. seven on beach road six on the georgetown pike, four on walker road. here's great falls resident and arborist robert vickers. >> a lot of people are saying it is about time they are doing this. because there was a lot of trees downed in the big storm, and we lost our electricity for six days. >> reporter: this isn't, of course, just about preventing power outages. it is more, right now, about safety. one month ago 64-year-old carl ross was killed when an oak tree fell on his car. after the accident a team of arborists inspected trees all over great falls and they
recommended 59 trees be removed, that is starting at 9:00 a.m. today. keep in mind more trees may need to be taken down, farther down the road. this huge tree, you can't really see it right now, but it is a tree at the intersection of walker road and georgetown pike. it is a big cre that caused a lot of residents and drivers to be nervous. for now it is not an immediate threat, not included in these 5 trees that will be taken down over the next three weeks, but a teem of -- a team of arborists will be inspecting it. a two week anticrime initiative is underway in prince george's county. police are targeting six hot spots. the two week initiative focuses on langley park, east riverdale, hillcrest heights and oxen hill.
police will try to take as many guns as possible off the streets. today maryland's house of delegates will take up the expanded gambling bill, which the senate passed friday. it will allow a sixth gambling site, expected to be national harbor. the first hurdle for the senate bill is win ago approval in the house ways and means committee. when our shelter opens, we have a line of people that have to surrender their pit bulls. >> a senate bill would create a strict liability standard for all dog owners, not just for specific dog breeds. this measure is also headed to the state house. >> it is time for another your money report. the drought gripping the country is taking a bigger toll on farmers than first thought.
the u.s. department of agriculture has dropped its projection for corn crops this year. it would be the lowest number since 1995. and the usda says that will lead to record high prices this fall. virginia high school students are learning more about personal finance and economics thanks to two digital textbooks. the state department of education developed these i books. in 2009 the board of education voted to require students to earn a credit in economics and personal finance in order to graduate. the requirement became effective with students who entered the ninth grade last year. if you shop in maryland, don't forget tax free week is underway. shoppers can save the 6% sales tax on clothing items or shoes, accessory items, jewelry, watches, and school supplies are not included.
7-day forecast coming in 5. right knew here's monika with timesaver traffic. across the river an accident closes route 644 in both directions at van dorn street. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:48. the games are history now. the who took the stage in the final moments of the closing ceremonies last night in london. after 17 days of competition the international olympic committee pronounced the london games a success. now rio is on deck to host the 2016 games. in the final count team usa ran away with the medals, including 46 gold.
china was next although team great britain within more golds -- won more golds than the russians. 71% of men say this is the first thing they look at when they are judging another man's appearance, is it his hair, his smile or his clothes? >> facebook friend jay nicholas mitchell says hair. even if there is none, it is hair. mitt romney and paul ryan did their first interview as presidential running mates. plus we have a chef here to help us kickoff restaurant week. who is celebrating a birthday today. former hockey player bobby clark is 63, he became a child star on the part triple-digit family.
good morning, welcome back to 9news now. a special good morning to mackenzie. mackenzie loves waking up with his friend, eileen, early in the morning. so thank you for watching. >> i'm going to share a picture with you. it is a beautiful morning out there and the moon is looking sweet this morning. there it is, that crescent moon
out there. by the way, sunrise isn't until 6:20. i can't thank you, andrea. let's get to weather this morning. it is a beautiful start out there and it is going to be a good looking monday. low humidity levels, comfortable temperatures. we may see a few more high clouds strolling across. noon time temperature is 85. without the humidity, it is going to feel pretty good. it feels great in western maryland, look at the difference. because of the bay we have temperatures in the mid-70s in annapolis right now. a comfortable temperature and here in washington again half an hour or so before the sunrise, 35 minutes looking at our michael and son weather camera.
73. human at 68%. nationally, temperatures taking a break. look at all the 80s even 70s across some areas. there is some heat down in texas and over in the western u.s. overall, considering what a horribly hot summer it has been, look at all the showers across the southwest into texas and up in toward the midwest. this is why chicago is going to struggle to even get to 70 today. it is the stuff here in the chicago area headed toward indianapolis later this morning as we get into the day on tuesday. by tonight, showers might make
it in toward the shenandoah valley tomorrow morning and overspread the region on tuesday with a scattering of showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon. here's the forecast. today nine, sunshine, a good day. high clouds. tonight 60s and 70s. not as cool this morning. tomorrow scattered showers and storms, upper 80s to around 90. i think your plans outdoors could be affected. wednesday isolated storms 88 and as we get toward thursday, sunny and 90. unsettled saturday. looking nice this morning in her saturday night fever attire, here's monika samtani. >> that dance will be off camera. thank you very much. we are going to look at democracy boulevard where crews are dealing with an accident. i don't think it is anything
serious. but just be aware that have and slow down through that intersection please. we'll go back over to our maps and some time we'll zoom the in the downtown area. everything is fine on 3-d 5, headed toward the 14th street bridge. accident investigation and clean up continues on 644 near van dorn street. here's pennsylvania avenue as everything is fine. all the river crossings as well. bw parkway route 50 looks great, another live look outside where traffic is moving well here in land offer. -- in landover. a missing piece of campaign 2012 was put into place this weekend saturday in norfolk, virginia. mitt romney announced congressman paul ryan as his running mate. >> the wisconsin congressman
chairs the house budget committee. drew levinson has more on the running mates and their 60 minutes interview. >> reporter: a tearful paul ryan was enthusiastically welcomed home to wisconsin. the romney campaign is hoping ryan will help the gop win the state's ten electoral votes. >> my veins run with cheese, bratwurst and a little spot of some miller. president obama won't concede iowa just yet, kicking off a three day bus tour today. >> he is an arctic class spokesman for governor romney's vision. but it is a vision i fundamentally disagree with. >> reporter: ryan is best known for passing the budget plan.
it would provide vouchers for senior citizens to get their own health insurance. >> we need to pre verve their benefits, because the government promised them that they organized their retirement around. you must reform it for those of us who are younger and democrats claim it would bankrupt medicare. insurance companies would cherry pick the healthy people. as a result the folks who remained in medicare would see their costs go up i can't the issue could be especially important in the battleground state of florida. drew levinson, cbs news, washington. making news now at 5:50, this morning proguest forces are said to be quote firing at anything that moved in several cities around syria, according to rebels fighting to overthrow president assad.
evangelist billy graham is in stable condition, resting comfortably at a north carolina hospital. the 93-year-old is being treated for bronchitis. he was hospitalized for pneumonia last november. researchers looked at more than 6000 children in 40 states. they found students in schools with strong regulations gained less weight. i have been combing through the day's daily deals and e-mailer websites to find you deep discounts. this could be great for someone with a sweet tooth. a year's supply of ben and jerry's ice cream. for $69 you can get two pints of ice cream a month. this includes frozen yogurt. the deal is good at union station, national harbor and
old town alexandria and this one is from the capital deal. a professional photography construction and tour. 49 bucks, you are going to learn the art of photography while exploring the city with photo tours dc for four hour lessons. and this is a great option for date night. cruising on the potomac river. a two hour sunset or nighttime cruise for 20 bucks on the boomerang yacht. there is a deejay, the cruises are on tuesday, wednesday or thursday and you leave from the washington harbor in georgetown. and speaking of deals, i'm in the kitchen right now. we have got a deal for you. it is restaurant week. more than 100 restaurants in northern virginia, dc and maryland will give you get deals on some of their favorite menu items. lunch is going to cost you
$2.12, or rather $20.12, and a three course dinner is only 35 12-dz. with us this morning, two gentlemen to -- is only $35.12. with us this morning, two gentlemen here to cook for us. chef, why don't you get us started. what is going on? >> obviously we are right in the middle of grilling season. we are going to use brown sugar. >> okay. >> kosher salt. >> it smells fantastic in here by the way. >> pepper, garlic salt. or i and coffee.
>> let me ask you, jace isn't, about the deals you guys are offering with restaurant week. >> for dinner we are doing a three course menu, soup or salad, any one of our entrees. lunch is similar, the same three course choice. normally we actually offer a very similar menu. >> fantastic, we have the rub ready. >> we are going to take our bone in cob -- cowboy steak and season it. >> you coat it? >> coat it really well. you want the steak to sit out an hour or two out of refrigeration. >> before you put the spice rub on? >> before you put it on. nice and dry.
season it really well. >> we lake getting our hands dirty here on the morning show. >> you want a hot grill. seasoned really well. five to six minutes on each side for medium. >> do they need reservations? >> we highly recommend reservations. we are right on the corner of old dominion and dolly madison across from the mclane community park. we have been there for about 12 years now. >> fantastic and it is restaurant week, to remind folks. if you want to join people for some steak, that is an option for you as well. andrea, back to you. coming up, a political analyst joins us on mitt romney picking paul ryan.
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back. the bourn sa ga. after three weeks at number one the dark knight rises dropped to three. and thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. and i'm jessica doyle. mike is off today. monika is back in a moment with timesaver traffic. howard? >> reporter: a couple of clouds here and there. beautiful this morning. humidity levels are nice, it is going to stay that way all day. you see some of the clouds on tyson's corner with breaks as well. a cool sunrise, by noon partly to mostly sunny. upper 80s to around 90 degrees with moderate air