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morning. that man, lee mohammad, later died. >> everybody seems to be kind of a lcal or regular, and it's really unfortute this had to happen. >> linear says five d.c. workers, including a part owner, is bei accused in the killing. she calls it a sava beating, the result of vigilante justice. >> was he beat? >> yes. >> was he kicked? >> yes. >> to death? >> yes. >> but now there are questions about whether the men will face murder charges when they appear in court on saturday. sources tell news4 the medical examiner couldn't confirm that mohammad died as a result of the beating. >> he didn't deserve to die. they say the case is pending. we don't know what is going on. no one is telling us the answer. >> mohammad's relatives tell news4 that they, too, are searching for answers. >> i jt went to the medical examiner's office. they told me that it's a state
investigation. i want to know what was the cause? he was 27 years old, a young boy. he was killed. >> a statement on dc-9's web site reads in pa, dc-9 # is deeply sad denned by the tragedy that has occurred. our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim. they are continuing to be held in custodpending a first appearance in d.c. superior court sometime tomorrow. a friend of one of these suspects tells me that he is a howard university student studyi physics. reporting live from northwest, dorothy sensor, news4. back to you, jim. >> thanks, darcy. the defense department today warned gay members of the military that speaking up could t them into trouble. the pentagon says there is what
they call legally uncertain vironment, and the obama administration i appealing a court ruling that struck down the don't ask, don't tell policy. that law bans gays from serving open until the military. the penton has stopped all investations and discharging of gay troops until it gets more clarification. anybody driving in the area of tysons corner this weekend needs to be alert. work crews have closed route 123 in both directions at the beltway. they did that tonight. the entrance and the exit ramps for the beltway are also cloese. crews are demolishing an old bridge over 123 to make room for hot lanes. traffic is being rerouted. they say 123 will open i time for rush hour on monday morning. just a few minutes ago, constitution anue was close between nooiinth and 12th stree.
that's near the mall. a water line broke during the night. it's not clear how long it will take to repair that thing. aaa says gasoline prices have gone up 14 cents nationally in the past two weeks. experts are blaming higher crude oil prices and the weakness of the u.s. dollar. manners may be the last thing that come to mind when talking about local taxi drivers, but in one localcity, they want to hold cabbies responsible for their manners. john shiffin is in alexandria with more. john? >> many of the cabbies we spoke to toght said it doesn't matter what day of the week or what customer it is, they're always professional and on their best behavior. still, alexandria is contemplating a rule that would make sure that every time a customer steps into a cab, that driver is going to be polite.
>> well, that would be pretty cool. who wants a rude cab iver. right? >> that's what the city of alexandria is thinking, and on saturday it will propose a new ordinance that would make it illegal for a cab driver to be rude to a customer. >> the cab drivers sometimes don't give the necessary time to helpeople, and especially those who are not from the d.c. area. >> if this proposal passes, it would also be illegal for cab drivers to be rude to city officials or anyone on the street. >> i'm losing my business. i don't want to lose my business. >> some thing this is going too far. >> rude is something difficult to define. i don't think it's something we should spend any money or time on, quite frankly. >> but cab drivers are taking this seriously, because under the proposal, drivers who receive too many complaints could have their permit taken
away. >> i don't understand why they're being so hard on the drivers because we usually dre people that a majority of them are drunk, and usually they're disrespectful. >> so in this situation, you don't know who is right and who is wrong. they have to put a camera in my car to decide who is saying what. is the customer telling truth or is the drive ong? >> in new york, everybody up there was always rude. i don't see a problem. i don't think there's anything wrong with it. you can't force people to be nice as long as they do their job for you. >> spoken lke a true new yorker. a lot of passengers we spoke to said they would take it in their own hands. city council wants to hear from you. they will have a public hearing about this issue tomorrow in city hall. we're live in old town alexandria. windy out there today. it's going to be windy out there
again tomorrow. doug is here to talk abt our weather for the weekend. >> it's going to be even windier, i think, during the day tomorrow. we have seen winds gusting upwards of 30 miles an hour today. temperatures are falling. right now 55 degrees in the ty. winds out of the west-northwest at 14 miles an hour, but still some gusts upwards of 20 to 30 les an hour. temperatures have not fallen all that much, and that isctually because of those winds. 54 right now in frederick, 51 in baltimore. here our system still bringing in a few clouds overnight, but a few clouds that will allow us to cool down. some areas in the middle 40s, windy and cool tlohroughout the day tomorrow. highs up to 54 degrees and the redskins game on sunday night. coming up in the broadcast tonight, the fda has approved botox as a treatment for chronic migraines. a neighborod is planning to shut down a local restaurant for the second time. a fight at disneyorld on
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o'malley signs the biggest tax hike in maryland history raids chesapeake bay fund to cover spending. gives raises to top aides. business climate ranks 45th worst in the nation. now 200,000 jobs lost. o'malley covers up jobs report that proved maryland's economy stalled. if re-elected, o'malley will raise taxes again. whether he does, is up to you. the police in northern virginia are warning rents about a dangerous but legal substancthat's becoming popular with teenagers. it's called k2 or "spice." and it is sold legally in stores as incense, but teenagers are smoking it. it's manufactured with a synthetic compound similar to the activengredient in marijuana. police in leezburg, virginia say they found k2 on several young people, including one who
recently overdosed >> it's just like any other drug. ey can overdose. it would cause the kregincrease heart rate, palpations, vomiting. >> this year the national poison control center has reported more than 1500 overdoses throughout the country related to k2. some homeowners in georgetown are promising another fight after a noisy pizza parlor that was shut down earlier this year is about to reopen. city officials closed a place called philly pizza on potomac street back in march. they cited trash, noise, zoning and other violations. the place catered to a late night crowd. now the owner is going to reopen the restaurant under a different name. neighbors are worried they'll see the same old problems. >> philly pizza is going to be open, it's going to be under a new name but same ownership, and everybody is just concerned that ey're going to relive the nightmare that they put up with for a couple of years.
>> the restaurant will reopen as go fresh. new restrictions will keep it from serving pizza and they will be forced to close no later than 1:00 in the morning. coming up in the broadcast, we'll tell you how chris cooley turns his mother's diagnosis of breast cancer into a positive for other women battling that disease. a perfectly good house offered for free, but there is one catch. and doug has our weekend weather forecast. hey ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they're evewhere. yeah, you're right! ♪ male announcer ] capital one banks are everywhere. [ clang! ] with hundreds of branches and atms,
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doanother bamillion.apsed.axers7 h big s don't need help. middle class marylanders do. doctors can now begin prescribing botox for chronic migraines. the food and drug administration approved the wrinkle remover today for those who suffer from at least 15 intense headaches each month. botox works by paralyzing muscles. for treaent of migraines, it would be injected in the patient's head or neck every three months. the benefit was first discovered
by accident. dermatologists noticed that patients' headaches began going away along with their wrinkles. with the fdaapproval, patients can now have botox treatments covered by insurance. as a tightened for the washington redskins, chris cooley is used to getting hit. but the hardest hit he ever took happened off the field when his mother told him she had breast cancer. peter alexander has our repot. >> reporter: she called me and was crng, and right away i knew something was definitely wrong. she said, i have breast cancer. >> reporter: in 2008, cooley's ther nancy was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. he got the devastating news less than a week before his wedding day. >> and that is so scary because i've never had -- i haven't known anyone that had it, and you just don't know what's going to happen. >> reporter: just like that for the cooleys, breast cancer became more than a disease.
>> what was the hardest part of that experience? >> every day it's a different life. i felt like i was not a part of the real world. >> repter: even today, two years later, nancy doesn't like to think about it. not about the chemotherapy or losing her hair. >> you would never picture your mom without hair, and she was like, what's my head going to look like? >> i was like, u have the prettiest hair. >> reporter: inspired by his mom, cooley started an event at the training site for women still battling the disease. cooley shared what a team doctor once td him. >> now i know why you never miss a game and why you play hard, because your mother is so much tougher than you. ♪ >> reporter: outside the lines, a group of women forming a team of their own, cheered on by a
fan club of athletes like chris cooley. >> when i get to the locker room and just see pink gloves and cleats in my locker, it definitely makes me reflect on what my mom went through, and i felt so fortunate. >> reporter: playing for his mom and proving real men can wear pink. peter alexander, nbc news, ashburn, virginia. >> molly snider is the team wife of dan schneider. she has become one of the leaders in the fight against that disease. we had windy weather out there today and promises again tomorrow, right? >> tomorrow, but sunday looking like a really nice day and the redskins taking on the big game. let's take a look out there right now and show you how things are doing. outside tonight we've got the wind out there still gusting upwards of 30 miles an hour
across the region, and it's going t continue to be up there throughout the evening as well. you had to wear the coat as you stepped out tonight, and you most likely will haveo wear those through the day tomorrow, at least a light jacket. this is a shot of tinleytown ross the area. erage high of 69. we have not been below 50 degrees since may 11. that was the low earlier this morning. the forecast, a low of 49 tonight, but we've been forecasting temperatures that go down below 50. mother nature just not letting it hapen. winds out of the west-northwest at 14 miles an hour, and those winds normally keep temperatures a little bit higher than they would normally be. 55 in frederick, 55 in manassas, temperatures not cooling down all that much because we still ha those winds. 18 at the airport, 28 in hagerstown, nearly 30 miles an hour in winchester, so th wind is still howling out there tonight. all because of a couple areas of
low pressure. the big area still well up to the north and east. we see clear skies right now and i think we'll see plenty of sunshine during the day tomorrow. the storm system itself continues to move to the north and east, but cool with wind behind it. but as the area o low pressure moves out, high pressure will start to move in and that's going to create a very mild day during the day on sunday. i think sunday is really going to be nice as temperatures move back into the 70s, and that leads us to the colts and redskins game coming up at 8:20, 67 degrees at game time, but at probably into the upper 50s by the ti the game is all said and done with. and s and as we move io the day tomorrow, fairly chilly and breezy, 44 degrees. temperature a little below average but no bad. a day very much like today, although i think we'll see more shine than we did today. a bit warmer, some areas in their 60s. 68 onmonday, tuesday 67
especially when they're playing a team like texas. the rangers playing in the alcs for the first time in franchise history, and they jumped all over them early in game one, but there was no quit in the ya yankees. josh arlington has been the rangers' biggest back and he did not disappoint tonight. ttom of the first, just laces this one down the line and that is a hammer shot. 3-1 home run, rangers go to 5-0 lead. down 5-2 and a-rod sends the first pitch he sees down the first baseline. jeter comes in as does mick switcher. it's a two-run double and the yankees explode in the bottom of the eighth inning. they now lead this game 6-5. for the fifth time in six games, rather, the redskins not kicking off at 1:00. sunday night going to be a prime
time affair against the colts at fedex field. you can see it here. it's the homecoming game. 50 former skins, including russ grim, wi be honored. there ll also be a pre-game parade. they're still trying to find out from mike shanahan how much,if any, robert aynesworth will play. >> where are you at in terms of what you see in him? >> albert was just like everybody else today. but with good observation, i might add. you can get out of this one. good try, though. no. on your behalf, to be honest with you, some guys wear shoulder pads examiand they do
bigger. >> i'm not going to say the name of the reporter. he ds a good job. mike shanahan had fun with that one. talking high school football, the game of the night takes us to stafford, virginia and this was a lopsided affair. mountain view trying to remain un undefeetd. the eagles soar. eric on the right, he's going to west virginia, and they were making things happen tonight. second quarter pressure to blake. he steps up and hits brother. 44-yard touchdown, 14-0, colonial forge. and because they're going to rival colleges, they have a businesslike handshake. this is trey reed. 35-yard score, how about that? two rushing touchdowns, one receiving. colonial forge beats mountain
view 35-7. they stay unbeaten 7-0 on the year. midnight mdness going on all over the area for colleges. wall a playing at georgetown, meanwhile at maryland there was a soundtrack of "top gun" playing. gary came out in a full flight suit. isn't that cool? >> i like the flight suit. >> a couple guys called that cheesy. i liked it. i thought it was cool. >> of course, george williams, this is supposed to be maryland's best player this year. he gets that to go. then here's a freshman. pichon howard. gary likes that guy. shawn mosely who is the returning champ. >> he won't ride in on that
bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... includg property taxes... and a 40% increase in college tuition. and now he's made over $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to pay for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay off teachers and increase class sizes. that's not a budget. and bob ehrlich's not the kind of leader... we can trust.
witnesses said the man was upset over not being allowed on a crowded bus. they say he pushed his baby at the busriver and then began to choke the driver. disney has put that bus driver on administrative leave while it vestigates. there is a deal up in york county, pennsylvania. it's making a lot of people in the market for a house take a closer look. this house is listed for free. you can havet. turns out the township needs the land to expand some offices, so it's offering the house for free to anyone who wants to haul it aw. the house is valued at about $60,000. you need a big [ male announcer ] martin o'malley sworn in.
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