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among the praisers, work of people who she didn't know. murder mystery. police try to figure our who killed a virginia man and wise. but first the wild, wild west. police and neighbors baffled after a man fires more than a dozen shots in to the house next door. >> reporter: i'm in woodbridge where police search all day for bullet casings and other evidence after a gunman fired in to his neighbor's house multiple times hitting the man inside on his ankle. >> everyone here says we are lucky nobody was killed. a man who, saw the shooting, says after the guy with a gunshot in to his neighbor's house he then started to shoot in to the street. >> a lot of the gun fire. pretty scary about 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: the victim's wife was sleeping upstairs and was uninjured. a man saw the gunman and called police. >> i heard him fire off six time and i came to the front of the house and looked and he
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also had turned and faced the other direction and was shotting what look like toward the ground. >> reporter: the gunman has a young daughter who may have locked him out of the house. >> i feel bad for her. obviously there's something wrong with him. i'm surae chinn in chantilly. police are trying to figure out who killed the owner of the chantilly car wash pane why anyone would want to harm him. his death has been ruled a homicide with trauma to the upper body after an autopsy was pleaed today. he was found today in his home on fairfax couldn't pi parkway yesterday afternoon. in fairfax station after a female family member discovered him. his 2002 gold lexus missing and police need your help in locating his suv with virginia tags xyw-8197. >> if we find that it may lead us to the suspect. >> everyone is shocked in our family that something like this could happen so close to us and we don't know much about what happened but we don't know it
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was random or not. concerning when something like that happens so near to your home. >> reporter: in aspen hill a push is pushing her daughter in a stroller through the intersection on georgia avenue when her daughter is struck by an suv. i just saw the baby trying down on the pavement without moving. the mom was crying. >> after a few seconds we started to get a pulse back. it became stronger as we continued cpr. >> reporter: the girl was rushed to the hospital. police athe green suv struck the child. her 36-year-old mother was behind the stroller and was in the crosswalk. but police say mom is at fault. witnesses say the suv had a green light. the girl is expected to survive. the woman accused of running down a 24-year-old girl with her car is free to come and go tonight. 30-year-old davidson was release on her own recognizances after pleading not guilty to involuntary
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manslaughter slaught she had to surrender her passport and can't drive and will be under intense supervision. she is accuse of killing this woman thursday morning south of dupont circle. today her mother spoke to scott broom. it's an emotional interview and you will see it only on channel 9 [ crying. >> reporter: francis ryan and brother baring up against crushing grief because they want you to know who their daughter was. >> she was happy person. she seemed to make everything okay because we all loved and adored her, this is her in the hours before she was struck and kill bade hit and run driver at dupont circle with the group celebrating her 24th birthday. the family is consoled that bystanders, including a cyclists that chased after the driver helped. >> i cannot say how grateful i am that they were there to give
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cpr to my child. for the young man who jumped on a bicycle and tracked this lady down after she did this horrendous thing and just ran like a coward and left my baby laying on the side of the road. >> i feel bad for this lady. i mean, i know she didn't do it on purpose but she had no business driving a car in her condition. my child did everything. she had a designated driver, and now she's gone. 24 years old. just a baby. hadn't even started her life. hadn't had a chance to meet her love. hadn't had a chance to have children. and all of that is cut short. it's all gone now. i don't know how i'm going to get up every day and not have my baby, not have my child. and them not have their sister and their aunt. she's left a huge hole in our heart and in our lives.
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>> reporter: ryan was a 2008 graduate of george mason university. ironically a criminal justice major. she inspired to be a lawyer. at dc superior court, scott broom, 9 news now. >> police say that her body was thrown 21 feet when she was hit along connecticut avenue. investigators say davidson admits she remembers pulling in to her building's garage on thursday morning but dunn remember getting in to any sort of accident. prince georges county police are looking for the man they say tried to abduct 57- year-old from a lanham park. this happened last night. 8600 block of seasons way. the man was wearing a red shirt and dark pants and if you were at the park and saw something, please call the cops. an up date on the push to get out of a federal program designed to identify illegal immigrants. now we first told you about the county's vote to opt out of the secure communities program last week. at that time the department of immigration and customs
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enforcement or ice told 9 news there would be an option to of the out of the fingerprinting program, but today we are learning that that option is only for the state not individual localities. you can learn more about the local stories like this one in your community at just click on where you live. a commuter alert tonight about metro's blue and orange lines. in less than three hours the farragut west and mcpherson square stations will close down and blue and orange line trains will stop serving metro center. this is so that crews can do track work over the long weekend. everything is supposed to be open when the system is open on tuesday morning. all right. let's see if this fantastickened to the week will carry over in to the long week. devon is in for topper with the forecast first. >> it certainly will here. official sunset is a half hour ago. now enjoying twilight and beautiful temperatures tonight. we are talking 70s and 60s. warmer in the city. and you have the more densely populated areas keeping
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temperatures up. reagan national, that's because the potomac is helping to keep the temperatures up. overnight hours, clear and nice. drops from the 70s and 60s. and cool start to saturday but not as cold as they have been. coolest spots around 50 to mid- 50s downtown. i will let you know how long this beautiful weather will last and i will have the complete forecast coming your way in ten minutes. well, still to come, stemming the tide, a major bank putts all foreclosures on hold just to be sure it is giving homeowners a fair break. but first, getting a boost. a local charity that stands to cash in on the dc rally speaking only with 9 news now about where that money will i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago: dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around.
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fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
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a local nonprofit in the spotlight. jon stewart announced hi wants all the donation forest his rally to go to the trust for the national mall. now who is this group and how did they catch comedy central's eye? >> a rally to restore sanity on october 30th. >> reporter: it might bring to the capitol 60,000 people. >> while you are planning your trip, contribute to the rally's designated charity the trust for the national mall. >> we have a call from his production company. we didn't know if it was a prank call. we called them back and they said, no, we are here and we want to support you. >> reporter: support that is coming in by the minute. >> we have been getting donations on-line. it's been fastin' fantastic. what do they plan to do with the money. >> they say their mission is to make the national mall the greatest park in the world. >> it has $400 million in deferred maintenance and needs more support to cover the 30 million people who come here
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every single year. another priority the backside of the jefferson memorial. the group wants to pave an area around this reflecting pool, clean up grounds and for their first project, take care of this pond in front of the capitol building. >> i see this space as much more family-friendly space with the reflecting pool that can be quickly drained. >> drained for first amendment demonstrations like the rally. >> they have no idea why jon stewart chose them rather than other cleanup groups a the mall. still no word from the parks service as to whether the perm for stewart's rally has been approved. word of that rally is spreading like wildfire on the internet through social networking and e- mail. but how early do we need access
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to that on-line world? according to a recent poll of mothers with children under the age of 2, the answer is often as as soon as you are born. the poll shows 7% of all babies have an e-mail address the day they come in to this world. by the time they are 2, 81% of babies have some sort of digital footprint, mostly from their parents posting photos. what do you think? there senior there an age that is too early to be plugged in or is it the digital age and the children need to join the worldwide web as soon as they can. the weekend, ahh, it is finally here and devon is ahead with a look at the forecast. but first then there were two. the latest on plans for maryland's candidates to debate and where you can see it up next.
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my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my brother and i never would have been able to afford college. even though times were tough...
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governor o'malley kept his promise. there's never a doubt... there's never a doubt whose side he's on. martin o'malley... moving maryland forward. woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed.
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man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do. back now with the latest on campaign 2010. in maryland, the candidates for governor today agreed to hold a second debate. incumbent martin o'malley and his predecessor robert ehrlich will face off in a radio broadcast on wolb. they will meet for the first debate on monday night and you can see it here on wusa 9's digital channel 9.2. that's 203 on comcast and 461 on fios and 805 on cox.
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a former prince georges county candidate is charged with distributing illegal campaign materials. jerry mathis of fort washington is accused of publishing and distribute flyers before the primary for the 8th district seat. he is charged with falsely claiming the flyers were printed by a group called citizens for change, which is not registered with the board of elections. maryland will be the first state in the nation to make absentee ballots available on- line. it is part of a partnership between the university of maryland and the state board of elections. the on-demand ballot system creates a document that helps ensure only one ballot is counted per person. we have a link to the ballots at just click on 9 news extras. and maryland's announce is on the same day the dc council was told it will be decades before voting could be done safely over the internet. that's a word from the university of michigan professor who hacked a prototype of a dc elections voting website to play the university's fight song. >> any computer scientist will
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tell you that internet security is just a very, very difficult problem. and that's the problem with voting over the internet. we just don't know how to do it safely given the limitations of today's technology. >> reporter: the dc board of elections was hoping to launch an internet site this fall so absentee ballots could be filed from overseas the michigan teach said it was able to hack it within 36 hours of the test scythe going active and change the previous votes and see how each person had voted. today's country's biggest bank, bank of america mutts a freeze on home foreclosures across all 50 states. this is part of a growing investigation and the bank wants to review foreclosure cases for possible flaws in the paperwork. they say the foreclosure process on delinquent borrowers will con but it will not proceed to judgment or a foreclosure sale. harry reed is calling on other lenders to follow bank of
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america's lead and review their cases as well. in florida one homeowner thought a pauler was trying to break in. turns our it was somebody hired by her bank. the contractor was trying to change the lock while she locked herself in a bathroom scared to death and dialing 911. a male outside and inside. >> i don't know. i'm locked in my bathroom. i don't know. i just know somebody is breaking -- somebody broke in to my house. >> the bank thought it was abandoned because the owner never established a payment plan and the utilities had been shut off. as you can see the electricity seems to work fine right now. the bank has since apologized for the misspeak. pilots are leading the navy's effort to convert jets and ships to alternative fuel. on plat's energy week, one pilot talked about flying a green hornet on -- oil. >> it confident in the first flight and go from there. you taxi, you look forward to
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the takeoff and as the flight develops you realize that it is going remarkably well and there are no issues. >> reporter: i'm not sure what it is either. but watch plat's energy week and get the information. let's talk about the weather. >> beautiful. 7 was the official high. a couple of degrees warmer tomorrow. a little dip in the temperatures on send but mid- 70s an back up columbus day up to 81 degrees. nothing negative in the forecast. 81 to 76 to 81. might see a couple more clouds. nothing in the way of cloud cover today. blue skies all day long. another one or two tomorrow and few more on monday and i will show you why with a weak system north of here. overnight not as chilly as it has been but still cool. outer suburbs upper 40s to near 50 and closer to downtown we will work to mid-50s for the lows on saturday morning.
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we will quickly rise to the 50s and 80s and 70s by mid-morning before the noon hour an we will top out in the 80-degree territory tomorrow. i normally show you washington. what's really going on outside of the door temperature you have to look at the big picture here. there's almost nothing east of the rocky mountains. beautiful weather there. show you this five in the 5:00 news. that was a little bit of snow. highest elevations of the rockies. 73 in washington. 64 gaithersburg. baltimore 66. 60s delmarva. holding on to 71-degree mark hagerstown and cumberland 72. nine future cast. we will zoom out and not so much going on in the immediate washington vicinity. as we continue the 9 future cast we will show you monday in to tuesday, we will get a weak system that will come through. my forecast has this going and continuing a northernly track. we might get a couple of clouds off of that monday in to tuesday and after tuesday little bit cooler air starts to
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spill in but still really enjoyable next the next cool front rolls around. sterling and reston to burke and vienna and fairfax, upper 40s to near 50 degrees and mid- 50s downtown. a lot of 80s showing themselveses for that forecast an the washington metro. even though zone forecast has upper 70s, blue ridge appalachians, potomac high lands, frederick, 892, 83. and upper 70s over to the atlantic beaches. take a look at the next five days, sunny, warm and warm until we get a little cooler air behind that front on tuesday and wednesday. next cold front is showers on wednesday, thursday with typical fall air highs in the 60s. notary dick lousily cold. still bearable for this time of the year. from oreweeds news file tonight you know when you find true love, well this couple may have had an advance over most of us in figuring that out.
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we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work. this he mail bag plenty of reactions to last night's let's bell be real commentary when i pointed out the opposition to the soda taxes and bans on using food stamps to buy sodas, et cetera, mostly seems to stem from the folks that make the money selling us sugary drinks. john from chantilly says the sugar industry is at it again. --
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you know what i'm thinking almost any food is fryable, terry but we have similar sentiments from mark in front royal, that you bogarted my catch phrase since you are right, it's not just sugar.
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everything from peanuts to pork chops can help to make us fat. however, they also provide other basic nutrients we need. can you say that about a large mountain dew in my problem is not that the sugar drink folks want to stay in business, who dunn? but to cloak it in a veil of phony rage over the government trying to take away our food choices is a bit much. hope it is not too much trouble to drop us a line. the address is well, that's our report. back here tonight with anita brickman. tonight high school football hope you will be here for it. see you then. bye-bye. so why are you still using an antique cable network created in 1948 for your 2010 tv? it's time to hook your tv up to a 100% fiber optic network.
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