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once the government shutdown ends. the surf is whipping up along the northern gulf coast. >> tropical storm karen still bearing down on the gulf coast right now headed probably south of pensacola by sunday evening, winds maybe 60 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour, but she's going to head northeastward, could effect us monday. we've declare monday a yellow alert day. today it's about fema. we're also anxiously watching the approach of hurricane karen. too bad our republican friends didn't think a little bit more about such things on monday midnight. a man has been hospitalized with life threatening injuries after setting himself on fire on the national mall. >> it happened at seventh and madison streets near the national air and space museum. a witness tells authorities she saw the man dump a red canister of gasoline on his head and light a flame. it was a justifiable shooting. i hate to put it in that way, but they had to protect themselves and others. >> reporter: miriam carey did not have a gun but she clearly was gunning at the officers
with her vehicle. >> according to cbs news carey told police she was a profit and that president obama had put her and her apartment under electronic surveillance. now we are one hour away from day five of the government shutdown, congressional leaders continuing their war of words up on capitol hill while more than 800,000 federal workers are still out of a job. >> ko im with the war on words from capitol hill. >> this isn't some damn game. >> reporter: an angry john boehner went before cameras again friday to blame democrats for the partial shutdown of the government. >> all we're asking for is to sit down and have a discussion and to bring fairness -- reopen the government and bring fairness to the american people under obamacare. >> reporter: president obama said there will be no discussion until the house passes a bill to fully reopen the government. >> i'm happy to have negotiations with the republicans and speaker boehner on a whole range of issues, but we can't do it with a gun held
to the head of the american people. >> reporter: not much has changed since the government shut down tuesday. 800,000 federal workers remain without work and without pay. it will be a working weekend for members of congress who still are getting paid. the house is expected to pass a bill saturday morning promising back pay for those who have been furloughed. missouri congressman billy long wants to see a solution that will pay america's bills more than six weeks at a time. >> this has been festering more than three years. we need to address the big drivers of our debt, medicare, medicaid, social security. rut but to do that both sides have to talk to more than tv cameras. >> after voting on saturday's bill the house is expected to recess until monday night. president obama was on the town for lunch this afternoon stopping for a bite with vice president biden at tailor gourmet, one of the many businesses offering up free and
discounted grub for furloughed workers. the president did thank the restaurant for giving workers a little help between paychecks and every little bit does help because another day lost to the shutdown means another day's lost wages for those furloughed employees. we're keeping a running tally on those lost wages. this is day four, so if you factor in a middle pay scale employee who makes about 25 bucks an hour, they're now out about $800. however, the white house does say it is now going to back a house bill that would give back pay to furloughed workers when the government reopens. the house is expected to vote on that bill and pass it tomorrow. their job, protect the vulnerable, but tonight a group that shelters victims of domestic abuse is about to fall victim itself. armando trull shows us how the shutdown is threatening the survival of a program known as d.c. safe. >> he told me he would kill me, my kids. >> reporter: that's why
kiante smith fled to this apartment, one of 19 shelters run by d.c. safe, the only way to be safe from a former boyfriend. >> it catches me off guard sometimes because he pops up places. he finds me. i have my number changed. i moved. i can't even go stay with my family because he was my boyfriend, so he knows where they live. i have nowhere else to go but here. >> reporter: the shelter tries to provide a haven for abused men, women and teens. >> most of the people that are here are in incredibly dangerous situations. if you don't have a place to put somebody when they're in imminent danger, that's when somebody gets really hurt. some people die. >> reporter: staffers have been told monday funds will run out. d.c. safe just learned if the government shutdown lasts one more week, it won't just affect client services. the shelter itself might have
to close and this leaves kiante smith to leave a message to the folks working in the building behind me. >> they have a house to go to every night. without government assistance, i wouldn't have found out i have cancer. i wouldn't have food to feed my kids. i wouldn't have a place to sleep at night. they need to think about everybody in the picture, not just the fortunate people. >> reporter: in southeast armando trull, wusa9. >> it turns out other domestic shelters are in danger as well if the shutdown keeps on going. what went right and what went wrong? >> it is all under review tonight after that car chase and shooting near the capitol building thursday afternoon. there is even more video showing how it played out after a connecticut woman rammed a barricade near the white house. we saw how the chase ended with police firing at the car to stop the driver. now new video shows how a u.s. capitol police officer in pursuit of the driver smashed
the cruiser into a barricade as it deployed. again, that driver was injured. now out of the hospital. there is a series of pop-up barriers around the perimeter of the capitol building. 1 big question, did they wait too long to deploy them? speaking of the driver, what about her? we're learning more about miriam carey, a dental hygienist who lived in stamford, connecticut. there's evidence to suggest she might have suffered a traumatic brain injury several months back. according to cbs news, carey fell down some stairs, hit her head and was never the same. nine months ago she did tell police she was a prophet and that president obama had her and her apartment placed under electronic surveillance. police did search that apartment and found several medications and according to cnn, investigators found drugs used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. carey's family said miriam did suffer from postpartum depression and psychosis.
perhaps the most disturbing thing about the capitol hill shooting incident may be that the whole thing went down with carey's little 1-year-old daughter in the back seat. who could forget the video of that officer carrying that baby to safety, a baby who had just seen her mama shot in the head and killed? you're probably thinking at least she wouldn't remember it, but child trauma specialist dr. abby washington says yes and no. >> she was strapped in the car seat when she heard gunfire and that was the last time she saw her mother. so in the future she's going to need to be strapped in her car seat and be placed in a car again. >> reporter: so she could get upset. >> absolutely. she could experience symptoms of distress and anxiety. we have different modalities that can help them through their healing process. for example, therapeutic nursery schools, play therapy, but none of which is more paramount than the supportive
and nurturing family system. >> dr. washington says that support system will be most needed when that little girl eventually has to see the video of her mother's final chaotic moments on this earth. more chaos on the national mall today where witnesses say a man doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. it happened late this afternoon near the air and space museum. two joggers came to the man's aid ripping off their shirts to help put out the flames. he does remain in critical condition tonight at medstar general. we have no idea why he did this. well, that early fall heatwave continues here in the d.c. area. topper shutt joins us now from the weather terrace. sounds like a warm dare i say hot start to the weekend? >> i think that's a fair statement. it was 90 today at dulles for a new record high. here's your wakeup weather, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. by 11:00 78 to 83, some 80s by 11:00.
we'll come back, tell you if we're going to set any records and we'll track the remnants of karen next week. we're just getting started on wusa9 news at 11:00. >> it's friday night. you know that means we're all about the high school football. dave owens with the highlights from all around the dmv just ahead. >> plus is a mountain lion really out there somewhere roaming the streets of d.c.? witnesses say hide your children. >> and your little dogs. >> right after the break a maryland man accused of taking care of pot plants instead of kids at his in-home daycare. >> you're watching wusa9 news at 11:00 live from broadcast house in northwest d.c. we're back at 11:00. this is a look at a press conference in connecticut, the family of miriam carey. >> let's take a listen. >> we're still absorbing all of the things that are happening.
we're still emotional. it's very painful. we still haven't been properly notified by the government officials that miriam actually is deceased. we did have an opportunity to go and identify the body, but just through a photograph which still didn't help with the pain that we're feeling. i found out just at the same time that the rest of the world was finding out through the television, so it's still not real, very unfortunate. it's very unfortunate that miriam is not alive right now and a lot of things are being said that she seemed to be crazy or schizophrenic or things like that. i can tell you that she was a woman, law abiding citizen, carefree, loving just like anyone else. she had a baby and she did suffer from postpartum depression with psychosis which comes along with medication and
therapy which she did. she was very compliant with her medication. at the time that she was diagnosed with that, as you know, depression can have a certain level of instability at that time which is why she was diagnosed. she was fine. she was not walking around delusional. that i can say. at the immediate time of the crisis after that had been contained she went home like everyone else, did her daily activities with her challenges, of course. she had a job. >> okay. you've been listening to a press conference right now from the family of miriam carey in brooklyn where she is from. of course, she was living in stamford, connecticut, at the time. a family member says she was carefree and law abiding but
drugs and weapons inside a daycare, that tops tonight's look at the news where you live. >> we begin in howard county where investigators busted david andersen for running a big time marijuana growing operation in his home which doubles as a licensed daycare. detectives also found a loaded gun and ammo inside the house on baltimore street and savage. shocked neighbors can't help but wonder what if? >> if one of the killeds had gone over there and found the guns, who knows what would have happened like i mean it's just sad. >> anderson is free tonight on $35,000 bond. now to montgomery county where a potomac teacher is behind bars accused of sexually abusing a student. investigators say richard shimmer was having a sexual relationship with the girl at albert einstein high school in
kensington. shimmer is held on $250,000 bond. in washington d.c. animal control officers still trying to figure out if a mountain lion is on the prowl in d.c. linda miley says she's positive she saw a cougar or puma in the woods near pope branch park near ft. dupont and southeast wednesday. other witnesses say they saw the big cat as well, still no photos and no proof there was a cougar or mountain lion. the last time there was a confirmed mountain lion sighting anywhere near d.c. was back in 1882 in the back woods of virginia. by now you may be well aware this is the dreaded redskins bye week and with no game for our favorite team the question looms large what do we do with our sunday afternoon? what do we do? in tonight's let's be real derek mcginty has a few suggestions. >> indeed i do because you know this is the perfect week for me to unload -- i mean explain my top five ways to enjoy your
sunday afternoon when the skins take a day off. no. 5, you could spend quality time with your significant other or maybe even, oh, i don't know, see your kids. may, just option no. 5 putting -- hey, just option no. 5, putting it out there. there's always option no. 4. you just don't tell the family there's no skins game. bye week? what bye week? that way your time is still your own and it ain't lying if you spend that time playing madden. no. 3, now i call this the nuclear option. explosive to be sure, but there is sometimes an issue of what we call fallout, yeah. option no. 2, you go to a sports bar and watch other games. you know, there are 31 other teams and some of them are actually winning. and the no. 1 option for something to do when the redskins have the bye week, you could go shopping. hey, dave owens, i hear they've
got shirts on sale at macy's or maybe at the mens wearhouse because, dude, nobody likes the way you look seriously. >> i knew derek had to put video games in there somewhere because we know that's what he does during his break. >> he does. he also has access to every nfl game there is. he'll be watching football anyway. we are looking at tropical storm karen. i think she'll remain a tropical storm. she'll bear down on the louisiana coast and then veer off to the north and east. the track hasn't changed much. it's slowed a little and her winds are down. she's been almost stationary the past three, four hours, winds 45 miles per hour, looks like landfall sometime early sunday evening, probably between pensacola and apalachicola. could have winds 50 miles per hour when it makes landfall sunday evening, rain the big problem, 4 to 8 inches of rain with isolated tornadoes. they it moves northeastward. it gets toward raleigh by monday evening and as we get a
cold front in here monday, we think some of the remnants of karen will be drawn up with the cool front which could enhance our showers and thunderstorms we already have in the forecast, so monday is a yellow alert day. tropical storm warnings about the entire louisiana coast and a tropical storm watch from biloxi to apalachicola as the storm approaches. i know it's 90 today, but this really is a spectacular picture. this is from snowshoe and they're pretty much peak now. christy sent this to us from snowshoe mountain and generally garrett county into the canadian valley they're almost peak, too, on the west side of the divide. their climate is not that much different. if you had plans to see color on the west side of the divide, go this weekend. right now let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, 90 today, still 74 downtown and a little humid out there. so more like july this weekend, record highs at dulles, 90
tomorrow, 85 on sunday. i think the one sunday is definitely in jeopardy. we might tie tomorrow's record high. the bye week, derek had some interesting ideas. my idea is get stuff done. do stuff in the yard, do some painting, whatever you have to do. the remnants of karen could arrive on monday. so we'll break it down. tomorrow morning we're in the 70s to start, 81 by 11:00, in the mid-80s by 1 p.m. the next three days we're near 90 tomorrow, near 90 sunday and then, yes, rain showers and storms on monday, really regardless of where karen goes still have rain and showers monday with a cold front. the question is will it be more enhanced? next seven days leftover showers tuesday, back in the 70s and in the wake of karen and that front beautiful wednesday, thursday, friday, wednesday, thursday, friday, temperatures in the low
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brief hiccup in week four to northwest. stage set. let's get this party started right and quickly when it's 90 degrees in october. the kids put on body paint. here we go. seneca valley defense, they call them gangrene. meet me at the quarterback. he's going down. this is robbie happe, more warriors defense. william wyckoff sacked calvin rayguard. we know we got the sack stuff down. let's get something different. michael windsor says no problem. you having pass problems, i got 99 problems but a pick ain't one. one-handed pick, that's pretty special. let's hear from that quarterback. >> it's huge. i mean the coaches have just reiterated how big a deal seneca is and how they lost here. so it was even a bigger deal for us to win and just awesome to beat them. walter johnson at colonel
magruder, if you like offense, shield the eyes. it should come as no surprise a school name for a military man colonel magruder was not in operation, the offense that is, punched galore. walter johnson really no better. so you have to turn the defense, magruder with the sack for the safety and they win 4- 2. get this guys, 4-2. no offense there. a couple heavyweights in northern virginia sparring tonight. you put the traditions of stone bridge and westfield together. you get quite a laundry list of accomplishments, three state championships in the 2000's, ain't nothing changed this season, both 3-1 and roaming, here we go tonight. good ballgame. this is beltran, keep on rocking in the free world. great work from the o line as he bangs it in there for the score. stone bridge would respond with
a driver of their own capped off by the buckster, collin buck with the short td run, but westville would pull away in what is probably considered an upset tonight, safety rashaun wright. takes his pick to the six to the house. westfield wins 30-6. centreville/chantilly. she call this the shelly bowl. into the end zone, this one all wildcats tonight and more specifically yizer. he says all i want to do is my zoom zoom and a boom boom just shake the room. 35 yards out. centreville topped chantilly 42- 0. we don't just like to see your words. we get so many tweets. we want to hear you as well, our cameras canvassing the area tonight to hear from you to give you a chance to shout out
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