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yesterday. >> yeah. the batteries. we're all good. that was an easy fix. weather wise, a mild day today. actually going to be the nicest day of the week coming up for us. we have clouds but i expect them to be breaking to partly to most will you cloudy skies. 53. today 67 or so should do it so very comfortable this afternoon. 4:00 65. southerly winds running about 10 miles an hour and the clouds will thicken up tonight with showers late into thursday. tough to see some of the low clouds. it's sort of a milky gray here. you get west of the appalachians, we have generally clear skies and down south a few clouds as well. 36 in cumberland to 56, 20 degrees warmer at the pax river naval air station. 48 in gaithersburg. 51 degrees at joint-base andrews and 51 also in fredricksburg and a pleasant afternoon. we're looking at temperatures which will make it in most places well up in the 60s,
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potentially 70s in luray and manassas. here comes monika with timesaver traffic. good morning, everybody. i'm very happy to say we're starting off this early morning rush hour really nicely. there are no big deals to report around town, including on i-270 coming in from frederick down to the point where the lanes divide. we're in great shape early thompg. let's take a -- early this morning. let's take a live in in prince george's county. this is at central avenue on the beltway and looking good basically both loops between 95 and the wilson bridge. let's go back over to the maps. this time i-66 on the inbound side and from manassas to centreville. your lanes are open. same story on the beltway west side of town and i-95 coming in from springfield from dale city, nice and quiet overnight and now as well heading on to 395. back to you guys. just about 4:28. virginia's race for governor was even tighter than the polls had projected. yesterday it was a 6% margin
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and it shrunk from there. but terry mcauliffe is the one who pulled out the narrow victory over republican ken cuccinelli. mcauliffe captured 48% of the vote, kush nellie -- kush nellie -- cuccinelli received 45%. >> reporter: the next governor of virginia waited -- weaded into a group of supporters. though he only by only 2 percentage points, democrats old and young are celebrating big. >> high five, baby, high five. >> what a great night, everybody. >> reporter: mcauliffe thanked ken cuccinelli calling him a principled man but referred to his stand on abortion and gay marriage as reason for the
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republicans' lost. >> most democrats and republicans in virginia want to make virginia a model for pragmatic leadership that is friendly to job creation, a model for welcoming the best and brightest scientists and innovators, no matter your race, gender, religion, or whom you love. >> reporter: democrat ralph northam had the only double digit victory in a statewide race beating lieutenant jackson. >> the government shutdown affected a lot of people and small businesses. virginians just want leaders that will go and sit down and talk about our challenges and come up with solutions. that's what terry and i are all about. >> reporter: over the last few weeks, paul said this election was a referendum on obamacare. now with a mcauliffe win, that seems to give a boost to the
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affordablecare act. >> i thing ken cuccinelli was right. this was a referendum on obamacare and virginians like the majority of americans have said tonight they do want everyone to have access to quality affordable health care. >> thank you for the honor of electing me to serve as the 72nd governor of the commonwealth of virginia. thank you. >> reporter: in tysons corner, peggy fox, wusa9. >> in richmond it was a roller coaster election night as voters rolled in early in favor of ken cuccinelli but tended up the race going to mcauliffe. debra alfarone was in richmond. >> reporter: the room is clearing out. ken cuccinelli just finished his concession speech. for a while it seemed like make he would win. it was very close for a long time but then hope just ran out. they watched. they waited too close to call, the map filling up red all night. then the tide turned blue.
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>> i think everybody is feeling a little tense right now. >> reporter: we were talking to cuccinelli supporters. in the middle it was like an attack ad came to light. [indiscernible] >> reporter: amidst the music, the protesters, the police and then another unwelcome interruption, news that the last counties were counted and democrat terry mcauliffe won and the man they all came to support came to speak. >> tonight you sent a message to the president of the united states that you believe that virginia understands that obamacare is a failure and that you want to be in charge of your health care and not the government. >> reporter: this race is called a referendum on obamacare. on the flip if you have a tv, you've seen more negative
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attack ads than you probably care for. e. w. jackson lost his bid to democratic senator ralph northam. >> they lied on you to, vilified us, took the things we said and twisted them, turned them, contorted them, perverted them and said everything about us that they could make up but, folks, i stand before you unbroken, unbowed and unwilling to quit. >> reporter: the conservative republican whose views may not have aligned with the majority and who hadn't lost a race till tonight left his supporters with this. >> i still believe that the greatest resource we have in virginia is virginians, and no election can change that. thank all very much. god bless you. god bless virginia and america. good night. >> reporter: in the end it just wasn't close enough. cuccinelli gave his concession speech and said basically he thanked god for getting him through the race. he did choke up and also said he looks forward to spending
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some more time with his family. in richmond, debra alfarone, wusa9. >> as we just mentioned, e.w. jackson gave his concession speech. ralph northam won 55% of the vote. keen cuccinelli will be replaced by either republican mark obenshain or mark herring. just 27 votes separated the to. if the trailing candidate finishes within 1 percentage point, he will be abe loued to -- he will be allowed to seek a recount and people are already saying that is a possibility. in maryland here are some of the key races decided last night night. the mayor's race in rockville an interesting one.
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phyllis marruccio stepped down after her 80th birthday and bridgette newton is the winner 53% to 47%. some other interesting matchups. in new jersey as expected governor chris christie easily defeated his democratic challenger and it was a landslide in new york city's mayor's race. bill de blasio won. he will be the first democrat to hold the office since david dinkins in 1989. at least five of 11 rural counties in the rocky mountain state voted to explore seceding from colorado. he had been accused in public and apparently on video for days and now mayor -- the toronto mayor rob ford add mid he did indeed -- ford admitted
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he did need smoke crack cocaine. video allegedly shows the mayor showing that drug. he said he tried it once when he was in a drunken stupor at the time. however, he says he's not getting to resign from office. police say they will pass on his admission to this to investigators. 4:35 now. jc hayward's side of the story is changing in a lawsuit alleging diverted funds from a d.c. charter school. >> our colleague and long time news anchor here originally told wusa9 and her attorney repeated in court papers she never got any money in the deal. russ ptacek has new court papers that dispute that and even they are own attorney is backing off the claim. >> reporter: look at this new filing why the district's attorney general claims it has information that hayward was a paid consultant for exceptional education services at options public charpter school. while she was chair of the board at options public charter school in northeast, the lawsuits alleges officials at
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the school created the private contractor company and benefited from it themselves. originally in court papers, her attorney wrote, jc did not profit at all from any of the alleged schemes. her attorney has since revised the filing and removed that crepe. by phone hayward's attorney wouldn't say how much she received but the am of money was negligible and both school lawyers and the private company's lawyers were consulted before any payments. that's jc hayward in the center after school group shot with the school's director who is also an executive of the company that allegedly received the insider deals. >> as you know jc has been relieved of her duties at wusa9 pending further investigation. she hasn't returned russ's call for comment but her attorney is known to viewers here at channel 9 and has been a frequent unpaid legal analyst over the years here at the station. he is still waiting for a judge to decide on a motion to get
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jc's name removed from the lawsuit. he continues to take the position that there is no evidence to suggest jc participated or knew about any wrongdoing. the canadian truck driver who crashed into another vehicle sending it to fly over the bay bridge has pleaded guilty to four charges including negligent driving. he was fined $450. it was his first solo trip in the united states. 23-year-old morgan lake managed to swim to safety after her car plunged about 40 feet over the railing and into the water beneath the bay bridge. one store is taking the blackout of black friday. that's coming up in jessica's money report. >> today is supposed to be the best day of the week weather
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4:40. a pretty good looking day ahead. a little cooler. mainly the 50s, a few upper 40s with clouds around. i think skies are going to go partly if not mostly sunny today. that means 63 by noon. high today 67. back to 65 by 4:00. very comfortable afternoon ahead. some rains on the way for your thursday. we'll break it down for you when i see you in a few minutes. right now monika is breaking down timesaver traffic and hopefully no breakdowns there. no breakdowns. i'm happy to say this on the beltway at georgia avenue. traffic is moving well. the left side of the screen is the outer loop coming around from the 95 interchange in college park into silver spring. gets heavier later in the morning but not right now if you're heading out the door i think you're going to be fine with the lanes open. >> 4:41. time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> jessica doyle joins us from
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the news room. a mixed day. >> weak earnings reports from a handful of companies made for a very challenging session. we had health care dropping after the hospital operator said third quarter profits fell absorbing costs soartedded with an -- associated with an acquisition. adelphi automotive dropping. the general tone was not great but not terrible, too. checking the numbers now the dow fell nearly 21 points. it ended the session at 15,618. the s&p 500 was off by 5 points but the nasdaq bucked the trend because it was up by 3. the city of detroit officially asked a federal judge to borrow up to $350 million to help the city pay its debt issues. "u.s.a. today" reports the city secured the loan last month from london- based barkleys. this is after the city filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy. the bankruptcy judge must first determine that detroit is eligible for bankruptcy and then must sign off on the
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financing deal. a hearing has been set for november 14. k-mart is taking the friday out of black friday. this year k-mart is going to open up at 6:00 a.m. on thanksgiving morning. it's going to stay open for 41 hours straight until 11:00 p.m. on black friday. this appears to be the earliest opening ever for any retail store on black friday. i guess we're calling it black thursday. sears says they're going to wait a little longer and open their doors at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day. who works harder? men or women? a new study puts that argument to rest. researchers found 22 out of 28 developed countries studied, women work longer hours than men every single week, this includes both paid and unpaid work. women did the majority of house work. here in the u.s. men and women work a an equal number of hours in the office, about 50 hours a
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week but women take much more of the household burden logging more than 17 hours a week. we're just so busy. what can you do? >> very interesting. >> it's different from house to house i think. that's an average. thanks, jess. it is 4:43. it took police 30 years but an arrest is finally made in a local cold case. >> weather wise enjoy today. tomorrow most likely showers. howard has the fi
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welcome back to wusa9. 4:45. you can see by the bottom of the screen much milder this morning at 54 degrees. >> a lot milder. a lighter jacket is needed. looks like a pretty good day. tomorrow we have showers coming. they'll be here for the morning commute but i think the afternoon commute will be a good one. still a yellow alert for tomorrow but mainly for the morning midday showers. here's a look at your day planner on they had with
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morning. we're halfway home as i like to look at it. half full, half empty. >> i like the full. >> 65 by 1:00. 66 at 3:00 with a high today around 67 degrees. very comfortable, partly to mostly sunny skies after beburn of the early clouds. we have clouds around this morning. temperatures the cool stuff in the mountains. you remember yesterday morning pennsylvania, new york city, they were 20s. charlottesville is 48 degrees. the coldest temperatures we have are to the east where the skies are a little more clear. atlantic city, can you believe that on the board, one of our cold spots at 36. locally we're down generally in the 50s with upper 40s, 46 in germantown here but white oak, reston 48 with dulles at 48. alexandria and college park are 52 and waldorf, upper marlboro 51 degrees on this wednesday morning. outside our michael & son weather camera, it's nice and clear out there. good visibility. clear at the surface but upstairs we have some clouds. 54 degrees with a south wind at
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3:00 and the -- at 3 and the dew points have rizzen. that he were in the upper 20s monday and are now in the upper 40s and will rise a little more over the day as we have southerly wind. you can see the warmth here. all this cold out west and all this warmth shooting upwards in the 50s in chicago. it's in the 30s and snowing pretty good clip there in minneapolis. the storm system is coming right up that front and the cold air, there's your snow. these blue colors are snow. the green, the yellow, the orange, the more familiar radar colors for you with the wet weather. the cold is coming down, the warmth is coming down and this is a pretty good snowstorm from the twin cities into northwest wisconsin and western parts will see it as well. for us it will drag a cold front our way and bring us a shower threat late tonight into the first half of the day on thursday. a couple of days ago in the afternoon and evening, things have sped up a little bit from what we were thinking. tomorrow we see some cloudiness, especially from the blue ridge east this morning. i think that will mix out some as we go throughout the next
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few hours. so as we look at our futurecast, lunch time hey, mild around here. partly to mostly sunny. temperatures will be in the 60s this afternoon. looks pretty good for the drive home, too, so no real problems here this evening. but the sun sets just a couple minutes after 5:00 p.m. clouds thicken up tonight. can't rule out a shower late. by tomorrow morning here we are at 5:30. look the at showers coming in by 10:30 or so. some of us are going to see rain for the rush hour but this is an unimpressive looking front. 2:00 p.m. a few more showers and by the drive home 5:00, 5:30, showers mainly along the eastern shore. rain totals are fairly light. most of us won't see a quarter inch of rain from this. then we'll see colder air return by thursday night into friday. looking at the forecast, 67 today, pleasantly mild with a mix of clouds and sunshine. tonight we're in the 50s. clouds thicken up. tomorrow 62. mainly morning showers in through midday. they'll be ending in the afternoon. i think we'll finish the day
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with sunshine. by friday breezy and colder. start in the 30s to about 40 finishing up at 54. saturday a chilly start. hope you join me at the national heart walk. 30s and 40s in the morning. up to 58 saturday afternoon so nice for the terrapins home game and ravens at home sunday, comfortable 62. veterans day looks snake -- looks nice also, 61. i'm happy to say even jone night we're -- even overnight we're in good shape. no big deal anywhere really around town and even now things are still fairly quiet on the bw parkway and route 50 coming there from annapolis or greenbelt you're going to be fine right through cheverly and into the northeast corridor all of your lanes are open, all the anacostia river crossings are incident free as well. let go back over to a live picture first. first of all if you're planning to head over here on the
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beltway near central avenue we're in great shape. again, i said, volumes are very light between 95 and the wilson bridge in prince george's county. now let's go back over to the maps and this time northbound i- 95 still quiet, no delays, dale city to woodbridge all wait through lorton, newington and springfield and 395 and the 14th street bridge, all the construction along 95 cleared up for the morning rush hour and we'll take a live look on the inbound side of 66 at route 50 in fair oaks. let's hope we don't have a repeat of yesterday's traffic on 66. right now it is nice and quiet. andrea, mike? nearly 30 years after a d.c. woman was slain in her own apartment on new year's eve, police have made an arrest. >> ken molestina has more on the arrest and this case that sat cold for decades. >> reporter: the year was 1984. ronald reagan was president and the number one song in the country was "say, say, say" by paul mccartney and michael jackson. while her friends celebrated
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the new year that january 1 morning, 43-year-old rachel cox stayed home at her congress heights apartment. it was there she would become the district's first murder victim of the year. her body was found at 6:29 a.m. she'd been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. the detail of the crime were first told by channel 9 legendary reporter mike buchanan. >> she'd been stabbed several times. her hands were tied, her nightgown soaked in blood. >> reporter: it was a murder that had detectives even back then perplexed. >> like the movies as you say. it will take us longer than an hour to solve the case. these things just take time. >> reporter: little did they know it would be 29 years. tuesday night d.c. police announced the arrest of the man they believe killed mrs. cox. >> joe anthony barber was arrested this morning at about 4:50 a.m. in woodbridge, virginia. >> reporter: the 55-year-old had been in prison from 1985 to 2004 on a conviction for a separate sex assault.
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his d.n.a. had been entered into a database while a prisoner and just this year d.n.a. evidence from the original crime scene was entered into the same database. then there was a match. >> we were hard-pressed to find anybody out here in the 3300 block who remembers this crime. >> reporter: again 29 years ago nearly three decades, that's a long time but even police say this latest arrest proves their commitment to solving crimes no matter how long ago they may have happened. this time they got technology to thank for it. >> d.n.a. technology is advancing every single day. there's some technology that's available now that wasn't obviously available in 1984. >> reporter: barber is now charged with first degree felony murder and is scheduled to appear before a judge on wednesday afternoon. in the district, ken molestina, wusa9. coming up on 4:53 in today's health alert, raising concerns about testosterone therapy. researchers at the university of texas looked at a group of men with coronary artery
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disease. they found taking testosterone was soargted with an increased -- associated with an increased risk of death, heart attack or stroke. menino take testosterone to improve sexual function and increase bone density. doctors are using an interactive computer program to help patients deal with depression. researchers at university of california davis found people who use the program in the waiting room before seeing their primary physician -- primary care physician were nearly twice as likely to ask about the condition with their doctor. the patients were also more likely to get a recommendation for antidepressants or a mental health referral. those piano lessons your kids are taking right now are going to help them in adulthood. music lessons during childhood can pay dividends much later in life, even for people who haven't touched that a instrument in decades. researchers found older adults who took lessons as children had a faster brain response to speech. >> that's good to know. my parents didn't waste all
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that money. log on to our facebook fan page where you can see our question of the morning. 22% of men refuse to do this no matter what. >> is it a, dance, b, watch a play or c, cook? give it some thought. post your response at our facebook fan page. we'll share some of
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4:57. we have temps in the upper 40s and mid-50s now so mild, a lot
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milder than yesterday with mostly cloudy skies. clouds around through 9:00 and then partly to mostly sunny day. lunch time rather comfortable, low 60s with a wind out of the south at 5 to 10 miles an hour with highs in the mid- to upper 60s. a few you south and southwest flirting with 70. not a bad wednesday at all. monika? not a bad wednesday morning on the roads as well. we're looking great on all of our major thoroughfares, including right here on new york avenue at bladensburg road as you head through the northeast corridor you're going to be fine. no problems over any of the potomac or anacostia bridges. the cast from a popular '90s movie reunite on the red carpet. >> the nominations for the people's choice awards are out. susan mr cez has those stories -- marquez has those stories and more in your eye on entertainment. >> that was so nice, thanks. >> reporter: stars from cbs's "two broke girls" and "mom" helped announce the awards from the people's choice awards. >> nominations for favorite country artist are?
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alice -- oh, no. >> reporter: glee leads the pack with eight nominations. katie perry and sandra bullock each got five mom nations. fans can vote online through december 5. the award show airs live january 8 on cbs. stars of the new movie the best man holiday hit the red carpet in hollywood. >> it was like a family reunion literally. i love these guys, each and every one of them. >> reporter: this movie is a sequel to "the best man." the friends unite 14 years later later. the movie opens nationwide november 15. helen carpenter stars in the classic charles dickens novel "great expectations." ier my irvine plays the adult pip. >> the building was rigged to be demolished and we took it
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over and turned it into a studio. >> reporter: "great expectations" opens friday. that's your eye on entertainment. >> everything reminds me of monty python. good morning. thank you for watching wusa9 at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joinings. hump day, wednesday. glad you're there with us. >> hello, michael. >> what's the weather? it's bloody nice today. >> it's going to be a fine wednesday across the region. tomorrow is going to be a different story with some showers but today we're milder so the deep chill of monday is gone. i think we'll have a decent amount of sunshine of the not crystal blue all day but a decent amount of sun boosting us into the 60s. we have good visibility this morning under cloudy skies. again the clouds will break. we'll go partly to mostly sunny. lunch time temperature of 63. we'll top out at 67 and back to 63 by 5:00 p.m.
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with south winds at about 10 miles an hour. so just a touch of a breeze today. clouds around right now. you can see them along and east of the ap appalachians. this is a milky area. yesterday we had a lot of high clouds and low clouds. that's why we were mostly cloudy. i'm more optimistic about today and i'm liking these temperatures a lot more. although cumberland is chilly at 34, we're upper 50s in martinsburg. 53 in easton and here in d.c. temperatures later today will climb well up into the 60s flirting with 70 in some of our southern and southwestern suburbs. monika, happy wednesday. it is a happy wednesday. everyone is behaving themselves out on the roads. we're looking great. there are no big delays to report. hey, that's all good news coming in from frederick on 270, i-70 from mount airy all the way down 270 toward germantown and rockville. right now the lanes are open and no delays yet. we're going to take a live look outside on the


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