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one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. students busted for allegedly running a drug lab. now everybody from the school to the feds trying to figu out what was happening inside a georgetown dorm room. evening, i'm aaron gilchrist in tonight for craig melvin. officials believe they found a synthetic drug making operation in that georgetown university freshman dorm. hundreds of students were evacuated for hours this morning, and hazmat crews were called. now two georgetown students and a campus visitor are under
rest. we have more now on this morning's bust. >> reporter: there was a rude awakening for students in the freshman dorm around 6:00 in the morning. >> our resident advirs and some other officials were banging on everyone's doors, telling us to evacuate. >> they let us back in at 9:00, and then ten minutes later, we had just gotten back to sleep, we heard the fire alarm, and haven't been in since. >> reporter: campus authorities have been investigating charges of something amiss in harbin hall when they decided to act. they made a startling discovery on the 11th floor which prompted them to call the polic and the fire department. >> we did, in fact, findhat we had some chemicals that would be typically used in say, a presumed meth lab type operations. >> what sources say was being manufactured was a hallucinogenic known as dmt. while it does occur under natural conditions, manufacturing a synthetic version is a chemical intensive process which authorities feared poses a hazard. >> we did have several people
exposed to the chmicals. some security guards, police officers and three students. they were all evaluated by ems. they weren't showing any outward signs of any reaction or any kind of problems to the exposure, no ill effects, i should say. >> reporter: word spread quickly across campus that someone was trying to put a new spin on the term higher learning. >> doesn't make any type of sense. >> it's weird. >> i never heard anything like that. i didn't know those kind of drs were around here. >> reporter: and this alum, showing the campus so to some relatives who were prospective students, didn't change his position. >> had the best time of my life, got a great job after graduation. >> reporter: so while is this a serious matter with zmat bng called out and three people arrested and dea investigating, for most students in the dorm t tus out to be more of a major inconvenience with mid terms approaching. the whistle blower website wikileaks has disclosed nearly
400,000 u.s. secret war documents that paint a picture of a weak and divided iraq. they suggest that more iraqis died than previously acknowledged during the years of secretitarian violence that followed the u.s.-led invasion in 2003. they also indicate that iraqi forces mistreated,tortured and killed their captives. iraq's prime minister accused wi wiki leaks of sabotage. the pentagon argued this rlease would endanger the lives of american troops. the founder of wikileaks defended the release. >> most wars that are started by democracies involve lying. vietnam war incident involved lying. the start of the iraq war involved very serious lies. >> wikileaks says it will soon publish 15,000 more secret documents about the war in afghanistan. one man is dead and two dozen families put outf their
homes after a fire tore throu an apartment complex in suitland, maryland. the blaze broke out arod 4:30 this morning. darcy, what's the latest? >> reporter: aaron, fire officials say the man no died in the fire criedut for help, but this fire was so big, so intense, he couldn't be rescued. apparently, they found his body in the living room in the apartment unit where this fire started ts morning. a three-alarm fire engulfed an apartment building in suitland early this morning, killing one sident and sending several more tohe hospital. five firefighters were also sent to the hospital after suffering minor burns. numerous residents re rescued from alconies. the stair wells were filled with intense heat and smoke, blocking their escape. >> the first unitn from silver hill arrived to find heavy fire conditions. the terrace level on the rear side of this three-story apartment building. >> reporter: fire officials say the building was consumed with fire when they arrived at the
caiage hill apartment complex on curtis drive 4:30 this morning. the blaze quickly extended through the upper floors and roof. >> they made an attempt at an interior attack and searched for trapped occupants, but there was too much fire. it was very heavy fire conditions. they were driven back. >> reporter: it took about 100 firefighters two-and-a-half hours to bring the blaze under control. officials say they had problems with water pressure. firefighters had to hook up to wssc water supplies about a mile away on branch avenue, because the hydrants at the complex did not provide enough pressure to fight a blaze at this magnitude. >> certainly we would have liked to have more water pressure initially, but it was enough to keep things in check, and once we got the water supply from branch avenue, we had enough to extinguish it. >> reporter: the red cross is assisting 24 families displaced by the fire. i'm told it caused about 2 million in damages. investigators say it pears to be accidental in nature.
so far they have not released the identity of the bh man who died. he was 27 years old. day sensor, news4. ba to you, aar. >> darcy, thank you. crews at the virginia theological seminary are working to stabilize the charred remains of a historic chalnge pell. the building caught fire. it had been a fixture since the 1880s. officials are waiting until the chapel is safe to enter before starting their full investigation. but the grounds around the chapel continue to attract those who spent their lives working and woripping there. >> it broke my heart. it broke my heart. just the parish iself and all of the students who have been througthese doors and worshipped here, and the marriages, the baptisms, the entire communi is just suffering a loss that, you know, i guess will bring us all closer together. >> reporter: crews hope to go in tomorrow and rescue any church
artifacts at may have survived that fire. now to desion 2010. president obama spent the afternoon on the campaign trail in minnesota. thousands crammed into the university university of minnesota hear mr. obama. he attended a rally for democratic nominee for governor, mark dayton. it's been a long week of campaigning for the president with earlier stops in oregon, washington state, california and nevada. meanwhile, former vice presidential candidate sarah palin spent the afternoon stumping for votes in florida. she spoke at a rally fogop senate candidate marco rub in orlando. palin told the crowd the momentum of the midterm elections is with republicans. also joining her was republican national committee chairman michael steele, who appears on "meet the press" tomorrow. early voting still under way in maryland. registered voterwho want to cast their ballots before the nomber 2nd general election can do that through next thursday. all early voting centers will be closed tomorrow, but they will reopen on monday.
still aad tonight, tensions over garbage collection ignite an explosive protest overseas. we'll show you why nobody is picking up the trash anymore near a popular italian tourist destination. elephants, camels and dancers. 'll tell you how singer katy perry and comedian russell brand celebrated their nuptials. and a staple in the washington tater community is back. a look insidehe new arena stage. doug, what about the weather? >> what a day we had out there today. many areas started out in the 30s. me below freezing today. but we end up very nice with sunshine and temperatures near 70 degrees. what's next? i'll have it in my forecast, coming up. hakem. in sports, a full serving of college football. maryland turfs try to put an end to their road woes. plus, chewbacca sighting in west virginia. find out if the force was with the
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and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wa streebanks. bob ehrlich--24 years of putting the special interests first. at least 13 people were killed in a hail of gunfire during a house party in juarez, mexicoast night. investigators found more than 70 bullet casings at the scene. the victims were between 14 and 20 years old. 15 other people were wounded, including a 9-year-old. no arrests have been made, and so far this year, more than 2,000 people have been killed in juarez amid a turf war between drug cartels. the search is on in southern
sweden for a gunman who appears to be targeting immigrants and minorities. police believe one man could be behind a string of up to 15 shootings. the latest happened on thursday. two women were hurt by shots fired through an apartment window. investigators are looking to see if it's linked to other attacks in recent weeks. in those cases, two men were hurt while waiting at bus stops. demonstrators in italy assaulted police with rocks and fire crackers today. this was the latest in a series of clashes over a garbage crisis in the naples area. all that area -- all the dumps there are full, so rbage collectors have refused to pick up anymore trash. more than 2,400 pounds have piled up in the streets. residents have protested opening new dumps. today the european commission warned italy, the country could face sanctions if it doesn't remove that trash. the next great inventor could be roming the streets of dc this weekend. we'll take you down to the nation's largest science and engineering expo. and after a chilly start to
the weekd, we're warming up. looking for a trend there, maybe? for how long? doug has the details in his forecast, coming up next. this wasn't a terrorist attack it was death by metro, death by mismanagement. i called for an immediate audit, the results were chilling. so i insisted metro actually follow national safety standards for the first time. the brass at metro wasn'tually happy, but frankly i don't care. i'm not the senator for metro, i'm the senator for maryland.
a staple in washington's theater community. arena stage held its grand homecoming and reening celebration today at the new meadenter for american theater. the 60-year-old theater is returning to its origal home on the southwest waterfront after a two-and-a-half year, $135 million reconstruction. the arena stage mead center now houses three separate performance venues. thousands of pele pouring on to the national mall to try their hands at science. this weekend marks the nation's largest science and engineering expo. this is a chance to learn about everything from energy and matter to nano technology, tornadoes and renewable energy. visitors can wand through several city blocks of hands-on educational booths there. organizers hope they inspire a new generation of math and science lovers. that free event runs through tomorrow evening. doug kammerer who is here with us this evening. a good time to mix it up with the science folks. >> what a day today. we started off so cold. i mean, many areas seeing cooler
temperatures we have seen in about six months. and ended up very, very nicely with some great temperatures, and plenty of sunshine out there. let's take a look outside right now. the sun making its way down right about now. sunset tonight is about 6:18 this evening. so you can see we are starting to see that sun gdown with some high clouds making their way in from the west. we'll continue thoz those clouds move on in here, but what a day today. just amazing. take a look at the lows this morning. 36 in frederick, 33 in sterling, 30 in menasis. you may have had frost on your windshield. 42 degrees in baltimore, and so a very cold morning. a very cold start but we warmed up nicely, currently sitting at 66 degrees with clear skies. but those clouds starting to come in, winds out of the south at 10 miles pehour. and it was those southerly winds th pushed the temperatures up to 70 today. the low was 42. that's the coldest morning since april 18th of this year, and w have a lot more cold mornings to
go. but not any time soon. we're going to see a nice warm-up. 66 right now in frederick, 70 in martinsburg, west virginia. mostly cloudy skies today, sunshine, back to the west we are dealing with cloud cover here and some will try to stream over the region tonight and early tomorrow. so i think tomorrow we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds. most clouds of the high cloud variety but all air coming from the southwest right now. very cool to the north and east. 43 tay the high in caribo maine. but memphis, 83. we were at 70 and we're going to see numbers push into the mid to upper 70s during the day tomorrownd maybe close to 80 by the time this warm period starts to come to an end. high pressure to the south helping withouthwesterly winds, bringing in that very warmair. we will continue to see temperatures rise tomorrow into the mid 70s and as that high stays just down to our south, we'll continue to see that southwest wind pulling up. as it does so, it's also going
to bring in moisture. by monday afternoon, we'll see a pret good chance of showers and maybe some thunderstorms,as well. it's not going to be a washout, but a pretty good chance of rain a couple days next week, so you may ve to get the umbrellas out. tomorrow morning, wakin up to partly cloudy, not as cold, 44 to 53 degrees. so say goodbye to the 30s, maybe a little bit too early for that. temperatures during the day tomorrow with some high clouds moving in. it will be nice and warm, 74 to 78 degrees. winds out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. and as we make our way through the next four days, high of 76 on monday. 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. 78 on tuesday. can't rule out a shower, but i left it out for now. a better chance of rain wednesday with a high near 80 degrees. and that will set the stage for cooling temperatures as we head into next weekend. >> it's like we're doing that bounce back between summer and fall. every couple days we get a few warm ones and then a little
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today, it's nearly double. and nearly a quarter of a million marylanders are looking for work. in addition, we face a national health care plan that will hurt small business and cost ujobs. so we have to ask, are you better off today than you were ur years ago? we're heading in the wrong direction. we need strong leadership. say no things we can't afford. fix our health care plan.
irish. here's a trivia question when playing the masters edition. what do the navy football class of 1937, 2004 and 2011. what have we got? >> is this for a pie? >> yeah, sure, i'll tow a pie in there. >> a orange pie. i've got nothing. >> i have no idea. >> i actually didn't know until i looked it up. so i don't know. but here it is. if y say the only classes to beat notre dame three times, you're right, move ahead one space and you can have orange pie. today's game not played on cardboard, it's the turf were the midshipmen dominated the fightin irish. >> one, two, three! >> oh, yeah, that will get you pued up. the new meadow land stadium in new jersey. check out alexander teach. one-handed snag. learned something fr teach, kids. dodged into the end zone here. 31-yard score. 7-0, avy. teach so rushed for 210 yards. an impressive young man there.
mids in the red zone, the toss goes to gg green. stiff arm, boom. best john madden impersonation there. a 21-lead at halftime. third quarter, more navy. this time, ricky dobbs keeps himself doing what he did best. dobbs finished with four touchdowns, three rushing, one passing. navy wins it 35-17. the midshipmen have n three of the last four against notre dame. here's the play of the game. alexander teach. >> i mean, we knew we could do this all alo, it just took time. guys started doing their job and i'm just so prd of everybody right now. came t slow the last two weeks and didn't start playing until the second half. and this week we showed up all four quarters, somethinge have been preaching in the lock room. let's play four quarters of
football. >> we had a devastating loss a few weeks ago, but our kids have bounced back. unbelievable leadership and i'm so proud of our young men. >> 5 and 2, and with one more victory, the midshipm midshipmen-eligible. maryland, snapping a ten-game road losing streak. today they beated boston college. maryland playing with confidence. first arter, dan -- brian and the turks on the doorstep. quick drop, throws it up, jump ball for torrey smith. yes, sir. touchdown maryland. to me that looked easy. turf is in front, 7-0. second quarter now. game tied at 7. in thend zone on third and goal. making things happen, o'brien out of the shotgun, a dart out of the middle to tyler. and maryland has the lead agin. then after a perez interpretation, they have the ball again.
passed to carry boykin. he's in. o'brien finished with three toucowns, no interceptions. maryland wins 24-21, ending its ten-game road losing reak. turks now 5 and 2. they play wake forest next week. hokeys riding a five-game oning streak, taking on duke. hokeys driving, high road taylor. smith, 14-yard touchdown. that was efficnt. they made things look good all day lo. hokey is on top 7-0. beginning of another big day, third quarter, taylor drops back. check him out here, motions to his receer. >> says, hey, i'm throwing it to you, and roberts, great catch, hauls it in, 43-yard score. nifty, taylor threw for 280 yards, virginia tech downs duke 44-7. the hockeys have won six in a row. their next game is november 4th against georgia tech.
chew back ain the house, mountaineers hosting syracuse. guess it keeps you warm. jito smith with austin in the back of the end zone. touchdown. i'm sure chewbacca was excited about that. ryan nethebe throw to say van chew. so we have van chew and chewbacca in the same highlight. how does that happen? orange go back up 10-7. 48 seconds left. mounta mountainears down 5. can't find anybody open. look out behind you. oh-oh. sacked. that's the ball game. smith was sacked five times. syracuse knks off number 20. st virginia, 19-14. the mountaineers have won 12 straight at home. also we've got baseball, we've got socr and hockey tonight, as well. >> busy. >> all right. >> thanks, hakem.
before we go, 3,000 people braced the chilly d.c. morning to walk for diabetes. we helped inspire the crowd. many of those taking part were directly ipacted by diabetes. one man says he's walking for his sister who died at the age of 36 after complications from diabetes. for more information, you can g to stopdiabetes.com and learn more. that is the broadcast for tonight. "nightly news" next. back here at 11:00. until then,hope you have a good night. it's going to be a good one. bob ehrlich's 24 years in politics. in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut educion, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million
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