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to learn about police firearms and taser training. the allegation now that nearly all of the cadets in question scored 100% on written tests and there are test results for one cadet that couldn't have occurred. >> if everyone would get 100 on the test, something doesn't smell right. >> reporter: prince george's county state's attorney glenn ivey is switching into damage control mode. with the integrity of officers in question, it's likely, he said, that many criminal cases handled by suspected officers may be dropped. the question is how many. >> any case that any of the officers were involved in will get the audit from the police department later today. so we'll have to see how many officers are potentially involved and go through the cases and then make decisions on a case by case basis as to where there may be problems and
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what information we have to disclose to the defense. >> there are also allegations that two supervisors ended up being transferred, suggesting that someone may have been trying to kill the messengerrer. we've been waiting on the chief to make comments and he's promised to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible. the investigations have been underway for several weeks. prince george's county police headquarters, 9 news now. as members of the westboro baptist church demonstrated outside of the court this morning, the lawyers inside asked the justice to protect their rights to protest at military funerals. it began four years ago in maryland. at issue is a protest at a military funeral protected by the first amendment. the justices must weigh free
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speech versus a family's right to bury their family. >> reporter: anger outside ... >> that's the typical reaction. >> reporter: and a great debate inside about where free speech ends and private grief begins. >> there is no line that can be drawn here without shutting down a lot of speech. >> intentionally harming a private citizen at a private funeral, it's not the constitutional right. [ singing ] god hates america -- >> reporter: members of bastist church in kansas picketed the funeral four years ago in westminster, maryland of marine lance corporal mathieu schneider, looking to spread the gospel that god is punishing america for tolerating homosexuality. snyder's father sued, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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>> all we wanted to do was bury matt with deg knit -- dignity and respect. >> reporter: the court has to weigh the right to free speech against mr. snyder's right to freedom of religion and freedom of assembly. and then there is the question of whether mr. snyder is a public or private individual by simply speaking to the media about his son's service, did that thrust him into the limelight. >> note to all. when you have a private funeral, we are not be there. but when you have a public funeral and broadcast to the nation that that dead soldier is a hero and god is blessing america, we will be there and tell you, god is cursing america. >> the peples and the -- the phelps conduct was so extreme it went beyond all bounds of basic human decency. >> reporter: it could take the
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court six months to decide. at the supreme court, bruce leshan, 9 news now. >> justice alito asked church lawyer and member margie phelps if westboro would follow a grandmother to a bus stop from her grandson's grave and describe in detail how much they love ied's and the damage they do to american troops. phelps insisted they follow no one and they stay 1,000 feet away from the funerals. militants in pakistan are torching tanker trucks filled with supplies in afghanistan. they've attacked six convoys in less than a week. and as the war entered the 10th year this week in afghanistan, there was a report that hamid karzai is holding secret talks with taliban leaders to end the fighting. according to the washington post, the taliban is negotiating a deal to lay down their arms in exchange for a part in the afghan government. they are also demanding the withdrawal after all nato and -- of all nato and u.s. forces. the delay of a first
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civilian trial for a guantanamo detainee and ruled that prosecutors cannot call their most important witness and that is a huge blow. the prosecution is appealing. detainee is charged with conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two u.s. embassies in africa. 224 people were killed, including a dozen americans. police surrounded the funeral for a young d.c. man killed in gang violence last week. 1--year-old jam ole coat he is was eulogized today at the king emanuel baptist church in adams morgan. police surrounded the funeral because he was killed while leaving the funeral of another female. >> i don't understand it. i live in the midst of it and i don't understand it. it's senseless. >> we have to find an outlet so we can find these guys and call
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a truce. >> what can we do? it's like if they can't stop it, what makes you think we can. >> police can't stop it. >> police have made one arrest in coat he is slaying and looking for a second person. a mother was gunned down and killed in the parking lot in front of her home this morning. this was in hyattsville along the 2400 block of marcum avenue. she lived in a condo with her young daughter. the daughter is safe and they are still looking for suspects. it is a case of mistaken identity. a maryland man is thought to be the d.c. police officer who shot and killed a dog at a neighborhood festival. now he's getting hate mail. we'll have more on his story coming up ahead. but first it looks like verizon is coming out with its own version of the iphone. and topper is here. feels like march out here. we'll take you out with the almanac. things will improve. you can access this on our website at 60 and 49 goes in the books. 71 and 48 are averages.
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record high of 95 and low of 33. by the way, after october 11th, there are no reads of 90 degrees in the record books. full forecast next. capital one bank. they're everywhere. yeah, you're right! ♪ [ male announcer ] capital one banks are everywhere. [ clang! ]
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but in the toughest of times, martin o'malley has made record investments in public schools, new school construction, and o'malley froze college tuition four years in a row. with martin o'malley, our children always come first. we'll see how the evening is going on a wednesday night, patranya. >> i think people want it to be wednesday. it's a slow going hump day from nutley to 123, crawling all the way there. if you are waiting for folks to get home on this route, they might be late for dinner. and report of an accident on route 29 in centreville adding to the delays. now on 495, folks going below the speed limit so let's check travel times for you. it's looking much better. 395 to the toll road, about 18 minutes. up to speed there but still below speed 95 to 50 on the other side of the beltway. about 20 minutes to get through
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that. lesli, back to you. it is definitely wednesday and it looks as though a war of words will continue between slot casino companies in maryland. the state's attorney general said the pen national gaming company can keep funding a group that opposed building a slots casino in anne arundel county. another company wants to build that parlor but it needs approval from voters in november. last week penn national opened a casino in cecil county. love verizon but want an iphone. the wall street journal reports you may be able to have your carrier and smart phone too. apple is going to produce a new iphone by the end of the year that verizon could sell starting in 2011. if this goes through it would end the exclusive deal apple has it with at&t since 2007. bge customers, listen up. your bill is about to get higher. we'll break it down after the
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break. but first is a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. the bees responsible for a third of our food supply have been dying off by the tens of millions. do scientists now have a key to the mystery? i'm john black stone. i'll have that on the cbs news tonight with katie couric, right after 9 news now. the grocery price test tonight at 11:00. to help avoid dental problems
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i give patients act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, restores minerals strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now. facebook is great at connecting old friends but it can lead to cases of miss ticken identity. that is what happened to a maryland man who has been getting the wrong man's hate mail. delia gonsalves tells us the mix-up started when a police officer shot a dog in adams morgan. >> this is my pretty girl right here. this is my baby. >> reporter: meet scott allen, a animal lover and man who wants to set the record straight. >> you should do your research before you get on somebody's personal website and start bashing them. >> reporter: a viral bashing. >> so you get off on killing innocent animals. >> reporter: his face book page was inundated with 500 messages with titles like dog killer,
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human waste and karma will get you. hate messages from people who thought he was d.c. police officer scott fike who shot a pit bull during a festival last month. >> i cannot stand to see a animal suffer. >> reporter: the officer threw the dog down this stairwell and then shot him. and now there is an online petition circulating that action be taken against the officer. so farwell over 15,000 people have signed on. but police say the dog lunged at the officer and he was acting in self-defense. but there was outrage. scott allen admits his profile picture may have added to the confusion but i'm an ethical hunter. >> if it wasn't for hunters they would die of starvation and disease. >> reporter: he hopes to clear up the confusion and put this
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behind him. >> don't be so camera shy. >> reporter: delia gonsalves, 9 news now. >> there is no investigation into d.c. officer fike still on the canine unit. they say that shooting was justifying and mayor fenty justified the actions. and your gas bills might rise and that's because bge said it needs to charge customers more money. the company is asking for approval of a rate hike. for the average customer this would amount to an extra $22 for electricity and $32 for natural gas over the year. bge said the extra money would go toward maintaining basic infrastructure. >> if you look at the cost of cable and electric wire, they have increased over 100% since the last time we had a rate increase request. other costs have increased, tree trimming costs have increased by 80%. >> the american public service commission will hold a series of meetings across the state before making any decision about the rate hike.
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turning to campaign 2011 and we are looking at maryland's gubinatorial race. and a new rasmussen poll indicates advantage governor alley in round two against bob ehrlich for the state seat. some consider rasmussen republican friendly which is why this is making waves. it has o'malley leading with an 8 point advantage and this is the second poll that shows o'malley is gaining momentum. a washington post poll published september 29th gave the current governor an 11 point lead. we have your local 2010 election news on our where you live section of and the november election is the top story for both maryland and virginia. october 12th is the deadline to register to vote in both states and you can do that at any mva or dmv office. for more stories on where you live, go to and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. and if you have a story or news tip, we want to hear about it
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so contact us and be part of the team. needed a little bit of a coat today outside. >> all week we've needed a coat or umbrella. we can put the umbrella away. but the coat i would hang on to. here is your forecast first. the next three days. we're in good shape. tomorrow breezy, temperatures in the low 70s but a nice day. and then great on friday. we're talking mid to upper 70s. how does that sound, brett? >> ridiculous. >> and saturday is great. we're flirting with 80 degrees and mostly sunny skies. let's break down tomorrow. need your shades and probably a light jacket in the morning. downtown temperatures in the low 50s to start. which means some upper 40s in the burbs. 66 by lunchtime. breezy and 72 by evening. just nice. breezy but nice. temperatures right now 60 downtown but most folks in the 50s. 55 in gain. 57 in baltimore. 57 in frederick. 59 in manassas.
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and you jump the divide, only 43 in oakland. let's talk about tonight. i put the shower back in, just a slight chance. partly cloudy and breezy, isolated shower, primarily in the mountains, hagerstown westward. low temperatures 45 to 52. winds southwest at 10-15. satellite picture, radar combined, we still see the big swirl. this is the same storm that brought us rain on sunday. we talked about it setting up camp and it has. one more piece of energy has to rotate through us tonight. and most of it will stay in the mountains but keeping the chance of a shower in the metro area until midnight. that's why we're seeing showers push through garret and tucker county and preston county toward west virginia. lows tonight, open the windows not too far. 40s. 47 in rockville. 45 in gaithersburg. i think downtown we're talking around 50, maybe 52 downtown. maybe 51 in arlington. maybe 57 in fairfax. and also into reston.
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now tomorrow morning, partly cloudy and breezy, a cool start. 40s and 50s. and then by afternoon, a very nice day. partly cloudy and breezy and pleasant. high temperatures in the low 70s. average peak times west of the divide, the 10th, that will be nice because autumn glory festival is this weekend in oakland. 16th through the 20th for skyline drive. suburbs late october and downtown waiting until early november for peak. low 70s thursday. mid to upper 70s on friday and nice over the weekend. crazy nice. 80 on saturday. upper 70s on sunday for the redskins game. still nice on monday. showers maybe on tuesday and maybe more showers on wednesday. not bad. breaking news out of district heights maryland. the bomb squad is inspecting a suspicious package at a home. >> reporter: we're at the 5800 block of kentucky avenue and i'm going to step aside so the
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photograph can zoom in. we have a two story building where we have a bomb squad working in the basement area. apparently a real estate agent, a gentleman we spoke with around 1:00 this afternoon, found this in the duct area of the basement and he said it looked like a pipe bomb you would see on the movies so he called 911 and they've been working on it. there was a loud shake earlier, just a few minutes ago so they have been working on it but cannot confirm whether this was in fact a live or a fake pipe bomb. again we are at the 5800 block of kentucky avenue in district heights and once we know more information we'll bring that to you for 7:00. >> but no one hurt? >> no one hurt. >> thank you so much for that. we're going to take a quick break and brett haber will be here on the other side.
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in most lines of work, 30 years old is just the beginning of your career. but for nfl running backs, 30 is where things start to unravel. clinton portis turns 30 next september and for the third time in the last five years, his body is betraying him. he will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a third-degree separation of his groin. ouch! this is after he missed half of last year with a concussion. ryan torain will start in his place as the redskins run game now rests on a guy who has made one nfl start. >> a lot of the guys need an opportunity to show us what they can do, so when they do
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get it, you hope they take advantage of it. >> it's been a lot of hard work to get to this point in my life. been a lot of waiting, a lot of patience and now i have to take advantage of the opportunity. >> as for the packers, so much focus on aaron rodgers and their passing atact but there is also charles woodson. he has 45 career interceptions and as donovan mcnabb was trying to pay woodson a compliment today he made a slip of the tongue that may have been froydyan. you told me. he's one of the best blitzer, one of the best strippers -- stripping of the ball. stripping of the ball. that just didn't sound right. >> we've all been there. >> come week 12, the redskins will have to deal with randy moss. that's when the cycles come to town. traded from new england to the cycles for a third round pick.
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moss, brett favre and peterson, that may be a better trio than lebron. and this is wolverines quarterback nick demyity and he will go 15 yards to -- snap the ball already. i have a short amount of time here. 15 yards and touchdown as potomac takes out south county by 16. high schoolers if you would like to become a campus correspondent, get a free flip cam and a $5,000 scholarship log on to to apply. it took gilbert arenas one game to stir up controversy with his pie hole. as he suggested, he may not be here in washington very long. he scored 12 last night in the preseason opening in dallas. john wall scored 21 and when gilbert was asked about the
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rookie afterwards, he said, quote, i'm on my way out. he's batman now. i'm robin. when i came in, larry hughes moved aside for me to become a star. and now i will move aside for him to become a star. speaking of moving aside, stan kasten stepping down today. the former braves mastermind built the franchise from brick one. some believe he could be the next commissioner of baseball. for the moment he is vague about his future. >> i still love everyone here as i told you. i love this steam. i love this city. but for my professional goals and aspirations i think i need to be doing something else. >> baseball playoffs under way. rays and rangers in the a.l. division for texas. that's nelson cruz and that is benji molina. both off of dave price. rangers win game one in st. pete 5-1. this is a charity soccer game down in bolivia and this
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is the president evo morales wearing number 10 in green. he's playing against the political rivals and when things get testy, watch what he does, he knees his rival right in the old filibuster there and i guesses that what you call executive privilege. and what are they going to do? he's the president of the country. >> crazy. before we get out of here. i need to update folks. there was a pipe bomb found near a basement and they detonated that. derek will have the latest at 7:00. for now, the cbs evening news with katie couric is up next. have a great night.
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>> couric: tonight, they picket military funerals with the most vile of signs. does the constitution give them that right? the supreme court hears both sides. i'm katie couric. also ton


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