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>> a potomac family is mourning the loss of a daughter and sister. >> the police officer who shot michael brown in ferguson, missouri turns in his badge. >> demonstrators had their own message on small business saturday and they will have more from the streets of georgetown. >> and gunfire erupts on the busiest shopping day of the year. >> hello everyone, i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. new developments tonight in the thanksgiving day murder of a
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cornell university student here in potomac, maryland. shannon jones' boyfriend has admitted to the time. >> reporter: shannon's brother is at a loss tonight after the murder of his sister. he recently lost his father and never imagined he would be talking about losing his sister. >> there's a lot of things that i wish i could say now. and i wish that we could do. now. >> reporter: john jones of potomac maryland talks about his sister shannon. she studied aerospace engineering. her professor wrote shannon had enthusiasm for space and building our future in it. the 23-year-old also had a love of animals. >> she was a very caring
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person. she would try to help other people and help other animals. >> reporter: shannon's brother received the awful news after thanksgiving dinner. shannon's boyfriend, 32-year- old benjamin callea confessed to struggling her in his apartment. john says he can't believe he is talking about another death in the family. john's father died of lung cancer last year. >> the thought never crossed my mind that shannon would be next. last christmas was our first christmas without him. and i guess it was my sister's last christmas ever. and it is just ... you know, to end on a bad note, i feel like that is what my father did. the last parts of his life were
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just sad and painful. i feel like that is also now what happened to my sister. >> reporter: and the university president wrote that note to students and faculty giving condolences to shannon's family. he wants to remind the community about resources and counseling including help in domestic violence. >> thanks for that report. a fire leaves a bunch of people displaced tonight. 100 firefighters were called to silver kettle court this evening. the fire started in the basement and quickly spread to upper floors. one person was transported to the hospital for nonlife threatening injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation tonight. officer darren wilson resigned today from the
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ferguson, police department. he had been on leave since he shot and killed michael brown, an unarmed black teenager august 9. the officer says he had been attacked by that teen. a grand jury in ferguson, missouri heard from witnesses, then decided not to indict the white officer. the decision touched off a night of violent demonstrations in the saint louis suburbs an peaceful marchs here in washington and other cities. his resignation letter, wilson wrote he hopes his resignation allows the community to hill. protesters are not satisfied. >> i don't care about him resigning. he need to be charge for murder. point-blank. >> it is not enough. you took somebody's life. they took your job. you can go find another job. you can't take that life back. >> it was step one, but he has a few moresteps to take and we are waiting for the next steps and we will continue to wait patiently for those next steps to happen. >> i don't see this resignation
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meaning a darn thing. i mean, this man got away with possibly and quite probably murdering an innocent citizen. and subsequently, the residents here, that is got going to calm their concerns of injustices. not one little bit. >> reporter: past reports had attorneys for darren wilson in negotiations with the ferguson police department on a severance package. this touched off another night of protests in front of fergus police headquarters. hundreds of protesters gathered in ferguson earlier today to mark the start of a seven day 120-mile march from the spot where brown was killed to jefferson city, missouri's capital. the naacp is calling for new leadership in the ferguson police department. marchs plan to hold rallies and
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what they describe in teach nights across the route. demonstrators hit the streets in georgetown today determined to disrupt holiday shopping. they were targeting several shopping areas to protest the ferguson grand jury decision. >> reporter: several people hit georgetown for the day's small business saturday deals. little did they know as they walk the sidewalks ... >> was it about small business saturday for everyone today? >> this demonstration hit the streets to message to shoppers ... >> life taken by someone who was supposed to protect us. why should i spend money when a mother can't buy christmas presents for her son this christmas? >> reporter: the demonstration continued the nationwide calls for justice in the shooting death of michael brown.
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it made it to m street, the popular georgetown shopping area. not even agreed with the demonstration, but there were several outside supporters. tony talked to us while up on the street pole tries to get a good photo. >> this is a much bigger problem with race and class. maybe we can start some dialogue. >> you don't usually see something like this. >> reporter: a few demonstrators continued to the pentagon city mall. they laid down inside the mall calling it a die-in. it is what demonstrators did on georgetown streets and across the country. >> as long as our lives are taken out here in the streets, we have to keep being out here in the streets. >> reporter: stephanie ramirez, wusa9. demonstrators headed to seventh and f street where they blocked traffic and the entrance to the gallery place metro before tonight's
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washington wizards game. alexandria one of three u.s. cities chosen for the banner program. new york and san francisco were the others. banners were placed along busy king streets. we spoke with the shoppers and the business owners who say shopping small has big rewards. >> we feel small retailers and communities across the u.s. are actually the backbone. of good consumer experience. we were very happy when they started this because they were rewarding small retailers like myself. >> i think getting out and supporting local businesses is important. >> it makes it interesting. you can go to 20 different shops. >> according to the alexandria chamber of commerce, 80% of the
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shops along old town's king street and del ray's mount vernon avenue are independently owned. president obama and his daughters made a trip to the bookstore. they filled two bags from the independent bookstore. he died trying to save others. today family and friends remember dr. martin salia. he died of ebola after treating patients in his native sierra leone. earlier this month, he was flown to the university of nebraska medical center for treatment. doctors there unable to save him. salia is survived by his wife and two sons. an elderly new jersey woman died. betty nelson was a passenger of one of the vehicles involved in
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the crash. two other adults suffered nonlife threatening injuries. it happened at noon around democracy at i-270 near westfield montgomery mall. so far, no word on what caused the collision. nordstrom store in chicago is closed after a deadly shooting on black friday. the gunman is dead. his victim remains hospitalized tonight. mary maloni has reaction from shoppers who were there when the shooting started. >> we just heard two pop, pop. >> reporter: those pops, the sound of a gunfiring into a crowded nordstrom. tragically turning black friday frenzy into outright panic. >> my more was like get to the back. get to the back. and the other managers came back like, confirmed it was a code red. >> the kids were running down. people were dragging stuff down. dragging their kids down the stair. it was scary. >> our fellow cowork evers and
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guests, we evacuated the building through the emergency exit. it was happening so quickly. >> reporter: chicago police say the gunman entered the store and targeted his exgirlfriend before turning the gun on himself. >> you wonder what got into him to want to do something like that. it is pretty sad. especially at this time of the year. >> the man is dead,. >> reporter: the woman, a seasonal employee at nordstrom remains in critical condition at northwest memorial hospital. >> of course, any situation like this is so unusual, and just unexpected and of course, our thoughts are with those who were impacted. the employee in the hospital. her family. >> reporter: a spokeswoman for the store says they will remain closed saturday to give employees time to regroup. the store is expected to reopen on sunday. mary maloni, wusa9. the victim is a university
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of chicago student and the family says tonight the shooter had tormented her for months. that woman tried to get a restraining order for him back in april. a judge denied her petition. coming up on wusa9 this saturday, the new thanksgiving day trend that is taking a bite out of black friday sales. also, a family's dog takes a bullet to protect a car full of children. plus, we will show you what happens when a pickup truck takes a wrong turn into a construction pit. >> i'm meteorologist erica grow. not too bad out here, chilly, but not as cold as it has been. look at the wakeup weather forecast. as you are stepping out the door, most of us will be above the freezing mark, mostly clear skies, lots of sunshine. and temperatures well above average. we will talk about how long that sticks around and a chance for some
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>> it appears more people set out to avoid the crowds black friday and they were willing to cut short time with the family on thanksgiving day. according to shopper track, u.s. shoppers spent $9 billion at stores on black friday. that is down 7% from last year. meanwhile, sales a day earlier
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on thanksgiving day jumped 24% to $3 billion. those figures do not include online sales. mother has been reunited with her son who went missing four years ago. police found the boy last night after receiving a call from inside a home in clayton county georgia. as officers searched the house, the missing boy was able to call his mother who told police he had been hidden behind a fake wall. neighbors said a family moved into the house six months ago. they often saw the boy doing yard work and were told the boy was being home schooled. >> it was a shock to all of us. they were really nice people. really open. >> it was right under our nose and we could have done something. >> five people liveing in the house were arrested and charged with obstruction, false imprisonment and cruelty to church. more charges are pending. a georgia family survives a
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gunman's attack to learn the dog died trying to save them. the gunman followed the family's suv after a road rage incident. the gunman got out of his car and starting shooting. the family's german shepherd jumped in front of the bullet. >> the dog took the bullet for the kids so the kids would be safe. >> they were fired upon, the family was terrorized and they survived that only to find out their pet is now gone. it is sad for the whole family. especially the day after thanksgiving. >> the wounding dog is seen in the mall surveillance video. he died later. police have not made an arrest. in houston, texas, a very lucky man survives a 25-foot fall after driving his truck into a construction pit. witnesses say the vehicle ran several red lights, struck another car before crashing through a fence and into that pit. several people jumped into the pit to rescue the unconscious driver. he is hospitalized in stable
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condition. police say alcohol may have played a part in the incident. always watching, always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather. >> a lot of areas are going to get close to 60 degrees if not all the way there. it will be much milder than average. but that is pretty much it. then things are going to take a downward turn as we head back to wash and school on monday. let's start off looking at the weather cam. pretty nice out there. 47 degrees. a lot of clouds in place; but the clouds are going to go by the wayside as we head into the overnight hours. notice the winds out of the south at 13 miles an hour. i'm pointing that out because that southerly wind will help to bump temperatures up as we head through the day tomorrow. it is a get out and enjoy kind of day with a lot of sunshine. temperatures in the 50s for just about everybody. and some will reach the 60- degree mark to the south and west of the beltway. i especially. showers within an approaching cold front late on monday. we are talking after sunset for
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most. tuesday, we have more showers and much cooler temperatures. you can see the clouds that have moved in. it is very thin cloud cover. this will be lifting to the north as we head through the day. and we are going to see a lot of sunshine by the afternoon especially. that will help to get the temperatures milder. on 9 future cast, you can see the approaching cold front. not a lot of moisture with the system. we start really nice on monday. it is not until the afternoon that we see some of the showers developing. i'm still keeping a green alert for monday because it doesn't look like the showers are going to be a big impact. tuesday, though. this is the first indication that we have had as of today is what i mean of any wintery precipitation. so i still have a green alert for tuesday, but don't be surprised if you are tuned in tomorrow and i have issued a yellow alert for tuesday. this cold front, if the air gets in place at the right time could impact the morning commute with some wet snow flakes, maybe some sleet along with rain showers.
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we are going to keep a close eye on that possibility in your forecast. now overnight tonight, partial clearing, 32 to 40. not as cold with the winds continuing out of the southwest. starting out in the morning with partly sunny skies. temperatures in the 30s and 40s . by the afternoon, mostly sunny. it will be the nicest day of the week with a high between 55 and 60 degrees. winds out of the south at 5 to 15 miles an hour. as i mentioned before, i'm keeping the green alerts for now. as we head through the day monday, you will notice an increase of cloud cover and showers developing late in the day. tuesday, though, more showers, especially in the morning through midday. and if the cold air is there, in the right time, we could get some wet snow flakes mixing in there. maybe even a few accumulating snow showers in the higher elevations to the north around west of town. just like we had last wednesday. but we are going to keep a very close track on that forecast for you and give you the latest developments on >> thanks. diane has sports next.
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you will explain what happened. >> ly try to explain it. we will do the best we can. they were trying to end the regular season in the new division on a high note. they had a solid lead for much of the game, and they hope that would result in an eight win season. that is coming up in merry christmas! thanks but this gift, it's kind of half-fast. what's wrong? we still have cable internet, so our uploads are half the speed of our downloads.
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>> now, wusa9 game on sports. brought to you by xfinity. >> maryland and rutgers played each other ten times. the terps were looking for their eighth win and things looked good early. ralph regents returned to college park as the offensive coordinator. look at them. post it to the house. scarlet knights answer with a pass from gary nova closeing the gap to 14. but the terps scored 21 unanswered points and go into
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halftime with an 18-point lead. rutgers down 38-31 in the fourth quarter. that tied it. but they went onto win, 41-38 the final. not the way maryland wanted to end their regular season. >> for all the seniors including myself to go out, it hurts. for them to come back at home on senior night, it is not a good feeling. >> one of those things you wish you could get back, but you can't. >> here are some wide and varied predictions. espn predicts pinstripe bowl. they also think the pinstripe bowl against georgia tech. we will all find out soon enough. in a big 12 matchup, west virginia and iowa state with the mountaineers hopeing to end a three-game losing streak in
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their regular season finale. they had to try with skylar howard. start with that. three plays after a west virginia fumble. sam richardson connects. 29 touchdown pass. 21-7. later in the half. alfred makes the catch. you have to take another look at that. just one day after it was learned, ray rice was reenstated to the nfl. he and his wife are making engagements for a joint interview. he knocked her out in an elevator leading to his suspension. she said i was furious. i didn't want to entertain him. anything he had to say. any explanation. of course, in the back of my mind and in my heart, i knew our relationship wouldn't be
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over because i know that this is isn't us and it is not him. lower interviewed her separately and show spoke at length earlier this month to espn. the wizards hosted the pelicans. while washington leads the division, they have last the last two games. third quarter. wiz up 52-49. john wall with pass inside to marcin gortat. scored two of the team high 24 points. he also had 13 boards, two assists, two steals and a block. pelicans get their first lead of the game here. under four minutes left. anthony davis with the dunk. just over a minute left. wiz up 81-78. gortat off the rebound. you will see it there. a miss by bradley beal to clean it up. two of his 12 points as washington hangs on for the 83- 80 win. let's go to the college game,
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rutgers versus virginia at barclay's classic. they lead 18-17 at the half. second half. london finds justin anderson for a three-pointer. uva, lead there. they go onto win 45-26 and they are champs of the barclay center classic. that does it for sports. >> burgundy and gold against andrew luck. any chance for us? >> if the redskins can run the ball. the last four teams to beat the colts, 25 carries for the running back and that did it. >> keep andrew luck off the field. >> yeah. that's the goal. >> he can hurt you. >> yeah.
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>> final look at the first alert seven day. a beautiful day tomorrow. you should get out and enjoy if you have. 58 degrees, a lot of sunshine, but some showers arrive monday night and there is a possibility of a few wet snow flakes tuesday. >> so get out and enjoy it or stay inside and watch the burgundy and gold. >> maybe you can do both. >> take the cell phone neighbor. thanks for watching everybody. we will see you back here tomorrow. good-bye! captions by:caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838
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merry christmas! thanks but this gift, it's kind of half-fast. what's wrong? we still have cable internet, so our uploads are half the speed of our downloads. so i'll be half-fast when i share my photos. and i'll do a half-fast job updating my blog. wait, is everything under this tree half-fast? who wants eggnog? don't settle for half fast cable internet. only verizon fios comes with speedmatch. uploads as fast as downloads. get this great price online guaranteed for two full years plus $400 back with a 2-year agreement. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v
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i believe in this football team. there's no question in my mind that this team is destined for some very special things. >> suddenly the number 7 is everywhere the ravens look, they have 7 wins, every team in their division has 7 wins and the san diego chargers arrive with 7 wins. welcome to ravens report. i'm jerry sandusky. huge implications. >> we saw it 2 years ago, they went into san diego and got the win. but thye


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