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pierre plans to speak today. we could see fireworks here on capitol hill when senator dianne feinstein gets her question to question him at today's hearing. she has been an outspoken critic of the nra. tuesday she told reporters they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course and the time has come to make people safe. la pierre says congress shouldn't pass any new laws till the government starts enforcing the laws already on the books. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> it is unclear if gabriel giffords will attend today's hearing but connecticut center richard bloomenthal says there will indeed be a surprise guest. he's just not saying who that is going to be. could there be a compromise coming on the controversial pit bull laws in maryland. montgomery county delegate luis simmons hopes to introduce a bill that will achieve that. last year pit bulls were ruled
inherently dangerous. a new display at washington crime museum takes a close look at dog fighting. the exhibit called dog fighting: the voiceless victims is sponsored by the uspca. it features items used by dog fighters. there's a skull of a pit bull that was removed from a grave site during a dog fight investigation. stern words from president obama to congress regarding immigration reform. during a trip to his lass having high school, president obama praised the reform plan drawn up by a bipartisan group of eight senators. he says if the plan gets bogged down in congress, he will send lawmakers his own immigration bill. >> we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants
who are in the country right now. >> the senate plan would give illegal immigrants temporary status, legal status if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay back taxes and learn english. they then could apply to become a citizen behind people who started the process legally. massachusetts senator john kerry was overwhelmingly approved by the senate to become the next secretary of state. the vote 94-3. he'll succeed hillary clinton as soon as she steps down. >> john has already built strong relationships with leaders across the world which will allow him to step seamlessly into the role of secretary of state. >> john kerry served as chairman of the senate foreign relations panel for the past four years. he says the relationship with that committee is going to pay a big role moving forward. >> this committee is going to be critical, absolutely critical to putting america's
best foot forward and helping us to hopefully make peace in places where it isn't. >> kerry is going to make his final speech on the floor of the senate before he resigns and steps into his new position. later this afternoon, maryland governor martin o'malley will be giving the state of the state with a twist. for the first time maryland residents will be able to submit questions to the governor and other members of his administration. so if you want to participate, you can post on twitter and the hash tag you want to use is mdsots. or you can find a link on our website wusa9.com. you will find that under the maryland news section. anne arundel county executive john leopold now suspended from office. yesterday a judge found leopold guilty of making a female staff worker follow him into the restroom several times a day, get on her hands and knees and empty his catheter bag of urine. also guilty of making a security detail stick campaign
signs in people's yards but not guilty of allegedly using his security detail to drive him to a bowling alley parking lot for sex with a county employee. the judge said the security detail was paid to guard leopold, even during sore rid -- even during a sorrid sexual encounter. getting to the super bowl is a once in a lifetime. imagine having two sons going to the super bowl. >> the parents insist they're not picking sides in the showdown. >> reporter: listening to jim harbaugh. >> i said it many times, i think i'm half the coach that he is. >> reporter: and his older brother john. >> i'm proud of what he's done, proud of the accomplishments. i'm very impressed with their team. >> reporter: you get a keen sense of their mutual admiration. born just 15 months apart, the
rival coaches will be at war close to five hours come super bowl sunday. in the crosshairs, their parents jackie and jack who are proving fast learners when it comes to media. >> they're very conscious about not showing any emotions where it could be misjudged or coninstituted where you have a favorite son. >> reporter: the parents were in a similar situation thanksgiving day in 2011 so they chose to watch the game from an office in the stadium. but the super bowl cameras may be unavoidable. jonie will wear black and mom in mutual colors while the brothers duke it out. >> you grow up fighting for everything. you fight for the extra hot dog. you fight for girls. you fight for everything. we both got our girls but we both need our victory here this week. >> both want to desperately win and be a part of a championship, the great thrill of winning. >> reporter: both coaches insist the big game is about
their teams and not about them but with nicknames like are harbowl, they seem to be stealing the show. >> so exciting. it's going to be a lot of fun. right here on channel 9 is where you can see it. coming up at 4:4 #, we'll talk to -- 4:48, we'll talk to an expert about what you can do to steer your kids away from drugs grz the maker of blackberry unveils version 10. your weather first. april? no, it's still january. howard will explain
welcome back. it's 4:38. we're looking at a mild start with temperatures which will be climbing rather nicely. kind of like yesterday. mid-60s to 7 oz. -- 7 oz owe 70s. we have a chance of some strong thunderstorms. we'll talk about that in about five minutes. right now movie to monika with timesaver traffic. a serious and tough situation in the landover area. you're looking at a live picture right now of an accident that happened before 3:00 this morning. inner loop of the beltway, southbound 495 after route 50 involving a fire truck, a tractor-trailer, and another vehicle. four firefighters have been injured in this accident. two are in serious condition. this will be there for a while. one lane gets you by right now in each direction. i'll have more details on how to get around this in my next report. back to you. scary story out of alabama. an alabama school bus driver is dead and a child is still right
now a hostage as police wait out a lengthy standoff that started yesterday but it's still going on as we speak. midland city, alabama is where this is. police are with a 65-year-old suspect. the f.b.i. has also been called in to help. according to witnesses the suspect was upset because the child -- excuse me, the driver would not let the child off the bus. the suspect told the other kids to get off the bus, shot the driver four times according to police. he grabbed the child and then ran into a nearby bunker. schools in the area have been canceled for today. we're continuing to follow the story. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it. time right now is 4:40. the dow is within striking distance of 14,000 for the first time since october 2007. and the latest rally thanks to another wave of strong profit reports. the dow stands this morning at 13,954. it gained more than 72 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq was down on the day,
very fractionally down, about half a point. the s&p 500 was up by more than 7. investors are also keeping an eye on what the federal reserve may do today as central bankers wrap up a two-day policy meeting here in d.c. the fed is expected to renew its exitment to buying bond -- commitment to buying bonds to keep interest rates low and spark the economy. the blackberry 10 has a faster browser, a new touch screen and the ability to keep corporate and personal data separate. rim hopes the feature will help set it apart in the smartphone market. and a new report ranks d.c. as the second fastest growing city for people who are looking for a job. that's according to the website nerdwallet.com in case you're wondering. the study took into account population growth, income, unemployment, and the cost of living in 26 u.s. cities. houston came in sixth place. denver was fourth. san francisco came in third.
and austin, texas topped the list at number one. all of those fantastic cities. noun better, though, than ours. >> are they specifically talking about tech jobs? that's what came to my mind. >> these are overall. more and more american teenagers are getting high. coming up, we talk to an expert to explain the laws and why hollywood is leaving kids with an impression that it's okay to do this. >> plus, in our blitz and glitz report, our own andrea roane is rolling up her sleeves. she's shucking a few oysters. you don't want to miss this one. >> howard is up with your april like
spots. you can like or love yesterday but i have to caution you. by friday, the highs friday could be 35 to 40 degrees colder than we'll see this afternoon. >> don't rhine -- don't ruin it. >> i don't want to ruin it. i want you to be prepared. >> we went skiing this past weekend. i don't want it to go away. this morning i woke up and found two stink bugs in the kitchen. it's january. >> i was talking to the et pollingist. -- et pollingist. they think it's going to be a good year or bad year which is not good news. it's going to be another warm day for january. average highs 44. we could be 25 above that once again. the day planner calling for mostly cloudy skies. it's going to be windy and warm. the winds not too bad right now but will pick up out of the south gusting to 30. 70 degrees by 4:00? way above average. that will set the stage for
some heavy if not strong to severe storms late this afternoon. more likely after dark. but 65 by 8:00. if you've got plans it evening, the weather could get a little rough. clouds coming in overnight but no real showers nearby. we got a couple south of roanoke this morning but it's a quiet morning out there. and temperatures, look at this. it's 67 right now in lexington, kentucky. 68 in charleston. even columbus, ohio 63. pittsburgh 59. all the cold that's up in northern new england now, it's kind of going to disappear a day or two before coming back. 57 in centreville and fairfax this morning. waldorf is 59. baden 61. columbia a little chillier at 44. so big range in temps like yesterday morning. dulles 59 right now. outside on our michael & son weather camera, we've got cloudy skies. good visibility, 54 with a south wind at 13. the miewmedty is up -- humidity sup. the temperatures are up as --
humidity is up. the temperatures are up as well. buffalo 51 degrees. something is up. here's the next batch of arctic air. this storm here is producing snow, heavy snows coming through kansas city and des moines. but on the warm side, look at all of these tornado watch boxes we have for this line of severe weather that's coming through the deep south, the tennessee valley. that's what we're going to be looking at as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. in fact the entire area, this yellow is from the storm prediction center. a slight risk of severe weather. it gets light, moderate and high risk levels. damaging wind gusts will be the main threat with the line of showers and storms that's expected to come through here late this afternoon. we're okay through lunch time. we'll head toward 4:00. probably okay in the metro. but look at the shenandoah valley toward western maryland. we head into the nighttime hours. it line of showers and storms will come through. by tomorrow morning here returns the cold weather.
today 70. late storms. might even be holding off till after dark for most of you. 47 tonight. we don't really see temps move tomorrow, 48. windy and colder. a.m. flurries are snow showers friday. look at the highs, only 33. we stay in the 30s on groundhog day and sunday back to 44 monday. monika samtani, how is it looking? i-95 in prince george's county. not much has changed since the last time around. if you are traveling or planning to on the beltway in prince george's county, you might want to think twice. that's because before 3:00 this morning, we had a very serious and terrible accident occur on the inner loop of the beltway. that's southbound 495 right here, south of route 50 in the new carrollton-landover area. let's take a look from our live shot right now. if you are planning to head there, look at that. it was a fire truck, a tractor- trailer, and a jeep involved in the accident. four firefighters injured. two are in very serious condition. seven people in total transported to the hospital. so as you can see, this is
going to be here for a while, not only with the cleanup but also with the investigation. let's take a little different shot and give you a different perspective. the beltway here, one lane gets by in each direction. you can access the beltway from route 50 itself. i would suggest you go ahead on the inner loop and use 450 to 202 and avoid it all together. give them the space they will need this morning through the rush hour to deal with the situation. i'll keep you posted. back you to, mike and jess. marijuana and prescription drug abuse continues to abgrowing problem among teenagers. this is according to a survey. some experts say feens are starting -- teens are starting to get mixed messages from celebrities and the legallallization of marijuana in many states. joining me is the director of the national institute on drug abuse. this is very glamorous these days, drugs and prescription drugs. how can we get some information out there to give teens about the real risks, doctor? >> i think what happens, is
drugs always -- it basically shows people being zairing and rebellious -- daring and rebellious but the reality is what drugs do to your brain which is particularly harmful to an adolescent. now we're addressing the concept of marijuana legallallization, what we are putting forward is the concept that marijuana may have purposes that is interpreted by some that it's not a dangerous drug. >> with depictions in the movies, commercials, you see them in print advertising, these are very glossy glamorizations of this kind of use. how do you combat it? >> i was smiling because it was exactly the same story with cigarette smoking. it was extraordinarily glamorous. you can see the movies of the '50s and '60s and very attractive people smoking. and yet the evidence and the recognition that there were harmful consequences that
changed. so that is the strategy to combat the glamorization of drugs is by providing objective evidence that can make individuals look at it and say is it worth it, is it worth it for looking glamorous for a couple of minutes. >> for parents and teenagers who would like to get more information about the real facts about drug use and drug abuse, where can they find that? >> drugabuse.gov. we'll also be doing the national drug facts week. it's an opportunity to host events and to actually have a chat with scientists for young people to ask questions regarding the effects of drugs. we have evidence based on scientific studies as opposed to personal experiences. >> thanks so much for joining us. we appreciate your time this morning. take care. i'm sure you've heard about this. super bowl sunday. and it's super bowl week in the city of new orleans. ravens versus 49ers on sunday. you can watch the game right
here on wusa9. but aside from the big game, just about everyone is raving about the food down in the big easy. we'll talk to our own andrea roane in the 6:00 hour but she spent yesterday learning how to chuck oysters. >> reporter: allison, the owner of p&j oyster house. you dumped them out. what makes your ois turs so -- oysters so good? >> it's the growing area in which these oysters come from. we're blessed to have oysters in the gulf states that are salty and fat like these. like my son's shucking right here of the we're blessed with this mississippi river and the sweetwaters of the gulf. >> reporter: and business is sweet again after mother nature dealt them a terrible blow. >> we do still have a business
and we're succeeding. and with the help of mother nature, we'll get back to where we were previous to that oil disaster. >> reporter: al says i can learn how to do it. if i can eat it, i can open one. and i love to eat them. here's my name. where do we start? >> at the hinge right here. >> reporter: there's the hinge. is that good? >> yeah, that was good. and then you kind of scrape the bottom there. >> reporter: it's good to eat? >> it's beautiful. >> reporter: good and salty. i love it. >> there's nowhere that you're going to have as many great oyster dishes as the oyster capital of the world in new orleans. >> we're a little jealous here. wusa9 is the place to be for the super bowl. we'll continue to have reports
all week long. and then of course join us sunday as the ravens take on the 49ers. >> if you know andrea, you're wonder where the poe bass company was in -- tobasco was in that shot. the question of the morning, which city has hosted the n.f.l. super bowl more than any other city in the united states? is it a, new orleans, b, phoenix, or c, miami? >> you can post your answer on our facebook fan page. if you answer the question of the day correctly, you're going to get a chance to win four tickets to the washington golf show at the dulles expo center in chantilly, virginia from february 1 through the 3rd. one winner will be randomly selected through friday. we'll be right back.
welcome back. 4:56. your weather first on this mild wednesday morning. we'll be dry most of the day, although late this afternoon, watch out for showers and storms the. could hold off till after dark. another warm day. highs 66 to 72. the winds will be picking up over 30 miles an hour. monika, over to you. serious accident. cleanup and investigation will continue throughout the morning rush hour on the inner loop of the beltway. that's southbound i-495 after route 50. you're looking at a live picture right now. this one involving three vehicles. one a fire truck. it's going to be there for a while. one lane gets by in each direction. but i'll have details on how to get around that in a few minutes at 5:01. back to you guys. here's a sentence you haven't heard much lately. sylvester stallone hits the red carpet in new york. >> the new and improved
sylvester. justin timberlake performs at a concert. >> reporter: ashton judd and husband are divorcing. us weekly is reporting the couple has agreed to end their 11-year marriage. the 44-year-old actress and 39- year-old race car driver told the magazine the decision is mutual and that they will always be family. they have no children. lindsay lohan is scheduled to appear in court wednesday morning but her lawyer says she's in new york and too sick to fly. lohan is accused of violating probation and lying to police after crashing her car last year. sylvester stallone attended the u.s. premiere of his new action thriller "bullet to the head." >> i did have fun till the ax fight. i went damn, what were they thinking? >> reporter: he plays a hit man who teams up with a detective to bring down the guy who killed their partners. the movie opens friday. big news at cbs studios here in los angeles. the network has renewed its entire daytime lineup through
the 2013-2014 season. the bold and the beautiful, the talk, the price is right, let's make a deal and the top rated soap, the young and the restless will be on next year's schedule. cbs says all of its daytime shows are doing well. justin till better lake's new album, his first in six years, will be released on march 19. it's called the 2020 experience. timberlake performs his first concert in five years on saturday. it's an invitation-only show in new orleans. and that's your eye on entertainment. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. >> if only they could hear what we're talking about behind the scenes. >> monika was looking at justin timberlake. that's what she was talking about. good morning to you. you're watching wusa9 at 5:00 a.m. i'm jessica doyle. andrea roane is on assignment. >> she's shucking oysters in new orleans.