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flow pulling in that moisture. the dew points aren't too bad right around 64. we're definitely going to be looking at a cool and mild start to today but in the afternoon and evening hours, temperatures should make it up into the lower range 90s by about 4:00 to 5:00. that's when the showers and storms will arrive. it will coming us back down to near 70 degrees in the city tonight. we'll see some 60s in the suburbs early tomorrow morning. looks like a dry saturday forecast. however sunday afternoon we have a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms moving on through. cooler behind the front. there is one incident i need for you to know about and that's on the northbound side of i-95. if you are planning to head out of town early this morning for the weekend, you'll want to know about it. it's blocking northbound 95 at i-195 and you're being diverted on to the inner loop of the baltimore beltway along the west side to get around it. so be aware of that northbound on i-95 heading toward baltimore. closer in, no issues to report. we'll take a live look outside and show you what it looks
like. if you're planning to head here on our beltway, here's what it looks like in silver spring. again no issues to report at university boulevard. let's go back over to our maps. this time head over to the south side of town. northbound 95 unlike yesterday is nice and quiet. no issues from dale city to woodbridge and into springfield. another live look outside and this time you'll just see a tiny bit of volume near route 644 but all lanes are open. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. mitt romney announced paul ryan and his running mate last saturday in virginia. >> and today ryan will be back on the stump in the common wealth. the republican congressman from wisconsin is making at least two stops. kristin fisher is at one of them. she's at west springfield high with a look ahead at his day. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. you know you're living in a swing state when the new vp pick is campaigning in your state for the second time in less than a week. paul ryan is going to start his day at a high school in glen
alan. then they'll be here at west springfield high scal this afternoon. according to -- high school this afternoon. according to the polls paul ryan is already having an impact on this race. in the week after the wisconsin congressman was named romney's running mate, his state has gone up from leaning obama to a true tossup. the president's lead in wisconsin is just four points. in virginia it's about seven points. today expect ryan to talk a lot about health care and medicare which is exactly what mitt romney was trying to talk about at a campaign event yesterday. he even pulled out the old dry erase board for a lesson on the differences between his medicare plan and the president's plan but all the reporters wanted to talk about was the same issue that's been dodging romney for months: taxes. why won't he release more than two years of his income tax returns? here's how romney responded. >> i just have to say given the challenges take america faces,
killed. the driver was 25 and lived in chantilly. the driver was speeding and under the influence. a maryland man accused of murder an cannibalism is not competent to stand trial. police say he admitted to killing his roommate in may, eating his heart and parts of his brain. the state's attorney says doctors at clifton t. perkins hospital will continue to assess his medical status. a grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder and weapons charges. victims' families from the virginia tech shooting want more action on gun control and they want it now. 67 of them sent a letter to president obama and remember candidate mitt romney asking how they plan to improve the background check system. they say five years after the shooting at virginia tech, millions of mental heal records are still missing from the national database of people who should be prohibited from buying guns. the virginia tech gunman passed
two background checks after virginia state agencies never shared his records with that database. the university of virginia's board of visitors has wrapped up a two-day retreat. two months ago the board became embroiled in controversy when it forced university president teresa sullivan to resign. after weeking of public pressure, that decision was -- weeks of public pressure, that decision was reversed. they seek to heal the damage from the uproar and make big decisions about the future of the state's flagship institution. it's 5:05. good morning if you're just waking up. time for the latest money report. >> jessica doyle is here with today's headlines. we were saying the color of my jacket is what wall street was looking yesterday. >> good news about the construction sector. it's been beaten up so horribly but that was a big fuel for the big rally yesterday on wall street. also big profits from cisco systems gave the market a boost. those reports helped push the
s&p and dow near the highest closing levels since 2007 and the rallying is continuing today with the nikkei hitting a three-month high. check be the numbers from here at home. the dow stands at 13,250, just 29 points away from its peak back in may. it added 85 points in trading yesterday. nasdaq up by 31. s&p 500 up by almost 10. it is now four points away from its april second high. boy, kids are expensive. according to one advocacy group, the annual cost for child care has topped rent in all 50 states. child care aware america reports that infant care increased roughly 2% last year. costs jumped 4% for a 4-year- old at a child care center. and child care costs for an infant in the d.c. area? $10,000 to $20,000 a year. you know that, parents. i'm not telling you something you don't know. we'll have to see if this restaurant concept comes to the
d.c. area. eva restaurants in l.a. is giving out a 5% discount if you live your phone with the receptionist for the entirety of your meal. it kicked off a month ago and 40% to 50% of customers are ditching their phones. >> love it. >> a restaurant here in the washington area had a no phone policy for a while. you can't use it. you can't take pictures with it. they actually relaxed it a little bit so you can take pictures of the food and put it on instagram. that's not the same thing. >> it would be kind of hard here in d.c. with all the powerful people. >> it's so annoying when you go out to dinner. not even the phone calls but the texting. >> how many times you go to a restaurant and you see 12 people at a table and they're all looking down. moving from the phone to what are you telling us about in the next half-hour? >> using your pretty faces to get discounts.
>> interesting. >> i love mike's reaction. >> i don't know if i'll get any discounts. despite a major decision, the drama surrounded wikileaks founder julian assange isn't over yet. that story is coming up. plus, rescue operations under way after a violent storm disables a large cargo ship. >> and ahead in sports, the redskins get ready for their second preseason game with rg3 in the lead as the quarterback. we'll be back.
good morning. it is 5:09. sunshine as you step out the door this morning. then the clouds start to roll in. our day planner is going to warm us up. i think we hit highs in the lower 90s by early afternoon 2:00 to 4:00. watch for the showers and storms to start moving on in. on the beltway south side of town, noissues to report in oxon hill as you head for the wilson bridge and all of your major thoroughfares in from the south look good as well. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look at 95 in virginia at 5:17. back to you. >> thank you, monika. making news now at 5:10, south africa's president says he is shocked and dismayed talking about at least 30 people being killed in a clash between police and striking platinum miners in south africa. they opened fire. it's one of the bloodiest police operations since the country ended apartheid in 1994. rescue operations are under way after a violent storm off the coast of chile.
the country's navy is now trying to rescue 24 crew members from a cargo ship. the ship is drifted toward the shore after its anchor chain broke. so far no serious injuries reported. wikileaks founder julian assange has been granted asylum in ecuador. now the question is can he get there. assange remains hold up inside the ecuadorian embassy in london. the 41-year-old turned to ecuador for help after britain's supreme court ordered him deported to sweden to face sex assault allegations. british police are threatening to raid the embassy and arrest assange if needed. there are several big movies opening for the weekend. we'll preview them for you coming up at 5:55. nats rookie phenom bryce harper talked about being in first place with just six weeks left in the season. >> sick of the 90 4-7b degree temperature -- 90-degree temperatures? we're headed lower. we'll detail that for you when we come back.
welcome back to 9news now. 5:14. mike asked are you sick of the 90s? if you are, relief is here. a lot of folks are in the fall time mode. i'm starting to see a few hints. over the weekend we're going to see our temperatures really drop back, almost 10 degrees. today get set for some sunshine to start and clouds later on this afternoon. right now our michael & son
camera looks just fine. we're talking about sunshine for most of the midz day. early afternoon a few clouds will start to move on through but i think we'll be okay till about 2:00 in the afternoon. then we'll start to see some moisture move in from the west. that means partly cloudy skies for late day and yes, showers and thunderstorms could affect your drive time home by about the 5:00 hour. ahead of all of that action, though, most of us make it into the very low 90s. of course right now 74 degrees at reagan national. satellite and radar is calm. the front is approaching. you can see some of those clouds over indiana and ohio. it's going to keep on sliding in toward the east. that will affect us later on in the afternoon. overall, though, morning sunshine looks pretty good. midday, late afternoon, clouds start to increase. some of those storms could be strong, even some pockets of heavy rain. isolated severe pop isn't out of the question. cooler temperatures are on the way and we're looking forward to seeing the humidity drop as well over the next couple of
days. right now we're looking at temperatures about 74 for reagan national. 63 toward cumberland and even 68 down in toward southern maryland and toward richmond. we will see future cast start to bring in some clouds and cover later on this afternoon. as this updates, i'm noticing a little more moisture coming through, holding on a little more steady into the afternoon and evening hours as it cross over the mountains. some of that could pop with steadier rain, particularly late in the evening so if you're going out tonight, have the umbrella with you. tomorrow we will see some clouds starting you off on your saturday morning. so if you have any game plans for tomorrow, it will look good in the afternoon. the morning a little bit damp. highs today lower 90s. upper 80s up toward the mountain ranges. but overall a pretty good finish to the workweek. code yellow today because of the showers and thunderstorms. we're looking at very good conditions for tomorrow. lower 80s. we'll keep lower 80s on sunday but increase the cloud cover which will give us an opportunity for rain late in the day by sunday afternoon. but for monday rain opportunity
really starts to taper off. by tuesday and wednesday, we have plenty of sunshine but we're building back humidity and we're balancing back the heat. we'll be in the middle range and upper 80s by the end of next week. >> thank you, olga. if you are planning to head around our beltway, things are looking great. no issues to report. it's nice and light early this friday morning. but on the northbound side of i- 95 heading for baltimore, there was an accident blocking 95 northbound at i-195. although you're being diverted to the inner loop of the baltimore beltway, i'm hearing there's only a minor delay associated with it so i think you should be okay if you're planning to head out of town early this morning using i-95. i'm not going to suggest an alternate route right now. route 29 looks good. no problems as well on the bw parkway as you head for the beltway. let's take a live look outside right now and show you what it looks like closer in. 270 southbound in from frederick looks pretty much like this. nice and light. no delays to report and all lanes are open down into rockville. let's go back over to our maps
and this time over to virginia on the northbound side of 95 and 395. looking great. no problems to the 14th street bridge which is where we'll go live. no problems to report over the potomac and anacostia river crossings. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:24. back you to guys. 5:18. a redskins defensive veteran hopes the team is on the road towards building a winning culture. >> young nationals star bryce harper talking about in first place this late in the season. >> we want to take another look at our question of the morning. a new sur asiri says that women -- survey says that women are more likely to give men their phone number when approached here. is it a, in a bikery, b, at the dry keeners or c at the car wash. >> our facebook friend thinks the answer is c, at the car wash. she writes i hate to ride the bus on our first date. what do you think? poa the answers on -- post the answers on our facebook page. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show.
welcome back. it is 5:24. we're disfl looking sun -- we're definitely looking sunny with our futurecast starting out this morning. the forecast model shows some clouds midday afternoon with showers and storms ahead of the next cold front. it could be messy for your late day commute into your evening plans. our forecast for today should make it into the lower range 90s. yes, we are in for a bit after cooldown as we head towards the weekend. behind the front temperatures saturday and sunday even into monday lower 80s. mike, andrea?
>> all right, thanks, olga. see you in a bit. the redskins are ready for the bears in the second preseason game. >> tonight the nationals start an 11-game stretch against the rest of the national league east. kristen berset has your morning sports. good morning, everybody. the washington nationals enjoyed a much deserved day off before a home stand against the new york mets. during their recent grueling road trip, they continued their hot streak taking all three series from their opponent, solidifying their spot at the top of the league. what's impressive about this team is they've been getting it done on both sides of the ball. bryce harper knows there's more to be done but he likes this young team's potential for the future. >> it has a lot of things -- there's a lot of things i want to accomplish. but the biggest thing is we're in first place and that helps out a lot. having a team i'm in that's in first place that's going well, that has a lot of guys that play the game right, play it
hard and well, it's just a lot of fun. >> the redskins wrapped things up in ashburn yesterday before heading to the windy city for their second preseason game on saturday. it's another chance for mike shanahan to determine who he eventually wants on his final 53-man roster. of course the games don't mean anything for the skins overall record. a win on saturday means a boost in team confidence. >> the preseason, regular season, we know -- [indiscernible] we haven't won a lot of games over the last couple of years. we want to start building those habits. what better way to do it than the preseason. >> that's a quick look at sports this morning. the ravens in action tonight. we'll have that now. i'm kristen berset. have a great friday. >> thank you, kristen. 5:23 now. he wants to be the next vice president of the until. paul ryan is -- of the united states. paul ryan is going to be in
virginia for the second time in less than a week. >> part of the futuristic world could be coming to your favorite store. >> if you're planning to head here on the beltway in landover, no irks to report. things are great between 95 and the wilson bridge in prince george's county. i'll be back with more traffic and good news at 5:29. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. happy friday. we're glad you're here. good morning, monika samtani. >> good morning. >> aren't you grad it's friday? >> absolutely. >> olga breese is in for howard. good morning. >> good morning. it's a little early for me because at least we have a good sunrise to look forward to. clouds are going to start
moving in ahead of a front which is on the way. our forecast for today, though, so far starting out great. calm and quiet. the michael & son camera at the capitol. temperatures haven't dipped down too much. we're sitting in the middle 70s in town. upper 60s outside the beltway. by noontime we'll still feature a lot of sunshine. early afternoon, 2:00 to 3:00, cloud cover will increase. some of us will see the moisture move on in and definitely by 5:00 we should see some showers and thunderstorms hitting close to the beltway if not over the city by then. right now our temperatures are definitely on the mild side and we'll continue to watch the satellite and radar for you as we head in toward the afternoon and evening hours as the storms begin to develop. today is a code yellow because the showers and thunderstorms could be steady later on in the afternoon. it will be hot. lower 90s today but refreshingly cooler behind that front. only in the lower #s on. monika? -- lower 80s. monika? thank you so much.
if you're planning to head out the door, a good time to do it. no problems to report as you head in from the west on the dulles toll road and 66. all lanes are open and no issues from the airport or centreville all the way to the beltway. the beltway is looking great between the legion bridge, tysons corner and springfield. let's take a live look outside and prove it to you. all lanes are open and it's light across the bridge span as i said on the west side of town. let's go back over to our maps and this time we'll head to the north side of town. same story on the beltway between college park and bethesda. 270 no issues in from frederick. we're looking good on all of our major thoroughfares heading southbound to our beltway. we'll take a live look again outside, this time here at the beltway in landover and this is what it looks like the entire stretch in prince george's county. i'll be back with more on the roads at 5:39. the man accused of shooting a security guard at a conservative lobbying group will undergo a mental evaluation. >> floyd corkins made his first court appearance yesterday. the herndon man has volunteered
at a u street center for gay, lesbian and transjennerred people. investigators say he had 15 chik-fil-a sandwiches and 50 rounds of ammunition on him when he walked into the family research council and allegedly said "i hate your politics." meanwhile the guard leo johnson's mother says her son's actions trying to stop that shooter saved a lot of lives. >> i could be no prouder than i am. i thank god for everything. i thank god for him, too. because so many people could have been gone away from here today. >> d.c. police chief cathy lanier visitedded johnson family on thursday. if convicted on all charges the shooter could face up to 50 years in prison. he's the newest of the four main players in the 2012 presidential race, but after being named to the republican ticket in virginia last saturday, vice presidential candidate paul ryan is returning to the commonwealth today. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live in springfield with more.
good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. the candidates and their campaigns know how important virginia is in this race. mitt romney chose this state as the place to announce his running mate last saturday. now paul ryan has campaigned here twice in the last week. he'll be here at west springfield high scal this afternoon. on the democratic side, vice president biden was in danville yesterday where he held a rally and created quite a bit of controversy. he told a predominantly african- american audience that mitt romney would, quote, chain wall street and put you all back in chains. the romney campaign called biden's comment a new low, but so far the white house nor vice president biden has apologized for those remarks. yesterday the president spent time trying to rally his troops in virginia where he currently holds a seven-point lead over his opponent. earlier in the week he was campaigning in iowa where his main focus as it has been for quite some time was on health
care and distinguishing his medicare plan from his opponent. >> my plan extends medicare by more than a decade. their medicare ends -- their plan ends medicare as we ow it. >> reporter: all reporters wanted to talk about was taxes and why romney won't release more than two years worth of his income tax returns. so today expect his running mate to try once again to set apart the romney medicare plan from obama's medicare plan. you can also expect him to talk quite a bit about virginia's economy. the event here at west springfield high school is expected to start around 3:30. doors are going to open at 2:15. it's open to the public. if you want tickets, you've got to go to the mitt romney's campaign website. >> kristin fisher live in northern virginia this morning. a second case of west nile virus has been reported in maryland. officials say the reported case is near the d.c. metro area but they won't give an exact location.
43 states have reported cases of west nile this summer. in texas alone there has been 465 cases and 17 deaths. it's so serious that dallas began aerial spraying chemicals to kill the insects. virginia and maryland both use aerial mosquito spraying on a case-by-case basis. the district of columbia does not. warnings are going out around the washington area about two women who may have scammed area police officers and firefighters. the president of the d.c. fire union put out an alert on their web page about two women who are now facing charges in atlanta. the women are accused of running an identity theft scheme targeting atlanta police officers. now there are reports that these suspects visited police and fire stations around d.c. and arlington trying to sell supplemental insurance policies. one of the suspects actually posted a photo of herself in a bulletproof vest and she appears to be standing inside a d.c. police drug enforcement office.
at 5:34, it's time for another your money report. >> jessica doyle has a new way to try to get some discounts but there is a catch. >> hey, i like your face. that's what this is basically doing. it's new facial recognition cameras that essentially track your shopping habits via facebook. this is being tested right now and it could mean good deals for you if you're willing to give up some of your privacy. >> reporter: the future is here. cameras that recognize you and serve up deals. shoppers, meet minority report. >> welcome back to the gap. >> reporter: a new service called face deals uses cameras set up in stores, restaurants and bars. facial recognition matches up your image with your profile and pictures on facebook. then it can send you a customized offer from that store but only if you give it permission first. the service was developed by the marketing firm red pepper which uses this promotional video to take you through it.
>> my face is confidently recognized. >> reporter: your face is red and then matched up to your facebook like history. then a coupon is sent right to your mobile device. the technology is cool, but the system is raising concerns with privacy experts, something red pepper is very mindful of. >> we're not actually going to be pulling all of the data, not to mention applications that we do for retail companies around the country and all that kind of stuff. people allow apps -- applications all the time. that is essentially saying that we can have access to your network. i think that's sort of a line and a comfort line that people are moving toward as long as information is not misused. >> reporter: face deals uses facebook's open platform but is not otherwise connected to facebook and that face deals logo looks an awful lot like facebook's but red pepper c.e.o.
says when the camera is actually set up in stores, the name and logo will be different. >> privacy experts say it's one thing to agree to give up your personal information, but the question is how much other information are you potentially exposing and not realizing, such as the personal information of others like your network of friends, their likes, their interests. they would like firm answers to those types of questions as this type of technology evolves. >> it seems like it's exactly what you want. you want to get all the information in one click. >> exactly. but how much are we exposing when we agree to this kind of app to get 5% off a bar bill or whatever that case may be. but it's kind of erie to have that technology. it's cool and it's creepy at the same time. >> creep factor is a little high for me. >> sounds too good. the discount 5% isn't enough to give up that much. >> if it's free, it ain't really free. crews will be working on all but one of metro's rail lines this weekend. details on that coming up. >> plus, hundreds of elementary
it is definitely comfortable on this friday morning. we have a light breeze. temperatures are reasonable, in the 70s. even some of the 60s but our day planner is going to start with sunshine. you want your sunglasses this morning, umbrella later on this afternoon as clouds move in ahead of a cloud front along with a chance for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be quite heavy. in the northbound side of i- 95 no issues to report in springfield, but quite a lot of volume early on this morning. all lanes are open headed for the beltway and 395 up to the 14th street bridge. get ready for lots of metro work starting late tonight. the red line will be closed between the silver spring and
gallaudet u. stations. continues will single track -- trains will single track between armory to cheverly stations. on the green line trains will single track between the college park and greenbelt stations. lines should be back to normal for monday's rush hour. i'll be back at 5:48 with more traffic. jessica, back to you. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. here are some of my favorites. who need as new tv. best buy has a 42 inch westing -- 40 inch westinghouse $279.99 with free shipping. it's buy one, get one free at target.com. it's offering several women's degreeses in this deal. you'll pay $19.99 and you'll get another dress for free. we here at wusa eat there all the time. now you can too with 50% off.
cafe you a late -- aulait $10 gets you $20 worth of mediterranean fare. this is the last week of summer for students in prince george's county. they start school on monday. >> students in montgomery county have another ten days of summer vacation but those at westbrook elementary will be sharing space with a construction site. a massive modernization project is under way at the bethesda school which was built in 1939. but when it's done next summer, westbrook will have 12 additional classrooms and a new gymnasium. after today we are in for a stretch of high temperatures just in the 80s. doesn't that sound great? details coming up. >> what they're looking for in other parts of the country, though, is rain and lots of it. but a new long-term forecast isn't offering any hope. >> time to celebrate biferght days. we -- birthdays. we start with a couple of two-
time oscar winners. actor robert deniro is 69. -- jon gruden is 49. this former redskin is doing sideline commentary this season, antawn randall l. is 33. we'd like to swish a special happy birthday to derek mcginty. vep birthday if -- happy birthday fits' your day, too. i'll go east coast for the philly cheesesteak omelette.
diabetes kickoff last night to the walk in october. also enjoying starting his morning with us. we thank all of you and you will want to thank olga breese for the great forecast she's getting ready to give you. >> i'll take the credit for this morning but don't look for me later on this evening. >> but then there's tomorrow and the weekend. >> that's right. we take it as it comes, right? good weather is great no matter how it comes across for some of us. we do need the moisture coming our way tonight ahead of a cold front. i'll pop up the satellite and radar first this time around because i want to show you how nice it's been, at least for the last 10, 12 hours. we've been in the clear and it's allowed the temperatures to settle down into the 60s outside the beltway. near 70 in town but the moisture is on the way. we're going to pop with a few showers and thunderstorms later on this afternoon. the day planner is nice. i'm featuring lots of sunshine morning and midday. you'll want the sunglasses with you as you step out and about. it's going to be quite nice.
i would say 12:00 to 1:00 we're still looking good as temperatures will move to the lower 90s. by about 3:00 headed in toward the afternoon, clouds will begin to overtake the sunshine and we'll definitely see showers and thunderstorms develop from west to east. it definitely means that by the drive time home, 5:00, 6:00, even into your danger plans if you're plan -- dinner plans if you're planning to head out on the town, you'll want that umbrella with you because it could be a bit stormy later on in the day. basically sunny for your lunch break. late afternoon showers and thunderstorm. should could be strong and even severe possibility in a few isolated locations. cooler weekend temperatures behind the front. the calendar is going to look a lot like september as we head later in toward the weekend forecast. but we'll at least get to drop down the humidity with our temperatures as well. so the forecast for today is looking a bit on the cool side to start. 60s up toward the north for gaithersburg 64. down to 64 in the southern
virginia and maryland areas. just south of the beltway we're looking at temperatures that are quite cool. the forecast overall with future cast is pulling in that moisture. the timing is a little bit iffy. the front is expected to slide on into our direction. gets close enough by the 6:00 hour to start popping in this moisture. this could be accelerated a little bit. it could slow down a little bit but do expect moisture into your evening plans. overnight tonight, some of the moisture is going to hang around early on saturday morning. if you have an early game, it could be a little bit damp or moist. then the clouds will start to stay for partly cloudy skies on your saturday. overall today is quite nice. it's going to be hot. be prepared for that. lower 90s inside the beltway and around. we'll see a couple of 80s from hagerstown down toward winchester and out toward harrisonburg but we'll also see a little bit of sunshine tomorrow as well. code yellow definitely for today as we hit the lower 90s. that's going to destabilize the atmosphere and give us the opportunity for showers and storms. behind the front a little bit
on the cooler side. we'll get rid of the showers early in the morning on saturday but definitely cooler temperatures. 80s for saturday and sunday with a late day chance and then by monday and tuesday, you'll notice the change as the southerly winds kick in and the temperatures start to rise. monika? >> thank you so much, olga. on the northbound side of i- 95 headed toward baltimore, been telling you about an accident since early this morning that's been blocking northbound 95 at i-195. crews are on the scene there. let me step out and show you what it looks like live from our sky 9. that is the traffic being diverted on to the inner loop or the west side of the baltimore beltway now. all things considered, this is not too bad of a backup on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to tack on a couple of extra minutes to your ride, but if you are headed to the northbound side of 95, that's what you want to be aware of with this closure and the accident. it looks like it may be there for a while with all that equipment on the scene there and the cones set up as well. on the northbound side of i-95
all lanes blocked at i-195. let's go back over to the maps and this time take a look closer into town. 270 southbound coming if from frederick to clarksburg and down into germantown and rockville, all lanes are open. 270 is looking good. one more last live look outside. here's the beltway at new hampshire avenue. all lanes are open. coming up in my next report at 6:00, another look at that accident in baltimore. back to you guys. >> thanks, monika. here's what's making news at 5:50 this morning. the search is under way at yosemite national park for a 6- year-old boy who is believed to have drowned. the boy and his 10-year-old brother were swept away wednesday evening at rocky merced river. the 10-year-old was pulled downstream. he could for the be resuscitated. last month was the worst after for army suicides. 38 active duty and reserve soldiers took their own lives. rebecca morrison's husband ian shot himself earlier this year. she said he sought help in several places but gave up after little or no response.
farmers who are having a rough time with the drought this year are not getting the news they would like to hear. the government's climate protection centers says drought conditions are going to persist or even get worse. many places in -- worse in many places in the nation the next few months. the drought is expected to continue. iowa is suffering its worst drought if 50 years. -- in 50 years. 5:51. we want to take another look at our question of the morning. a new survey says women are more likely to give men their phone numbers when they're approached here. is it a, in a bakery, b, at the dry cleaners, or c, at the car wash? >> our facebook friend karla thinks the correct answer is a in a bakery. she says good sweets are the way to the heart. post your answers on our facebook page. we'll have the answer in our 6:00 show. he wants to be the next vice president of the united states. paul ryan will be back in virginia for the second time in less than a week trying to convince you republicans are the right choice in november.
90s ahead of the showers and thunderstorms. in all it looks like our forecast is definitely going to cool down behind the front. we'll see some showers and storms this evening but saturday looks to be only in the lower 80s. and fairly dry in the afternoon. however, a chance of late day showers and storms comes on sunday. monika? >> thank you so much, olga. now let's take a look at some of the new movies in theaters this weekend. if your child isn't ready for the creepiness of the sixth sense, you might like the animated story of paranorman. he talks to dead people and animals. while he's mocked and bullied at first, eventually his neighbors need him to help save their town from a century's old curse. jennifer garner returns to the big screen in the odd life of timothy green. she plays one half of a married couple who have trouble conceiving. they write a wish list of the dream child only to have a
young boy show up at their store during a freak storm. it has lots of plot holes. get it? expendables ii teams up with sylvester stallone, chuck norris and bruce willis. a job that seems like an easy paycheck because a revenge mission with worldwide consequences after one of the expendables is killed. and now entertainment insider denise is here with her take on another big film opening this weekend. sparkles stars former american idol winner jordan sparks and the late whitney houston. this was her final performance. >> well, not that we knew at the time the movie was done. this movie is almost heartbreaking because this was a labor of love for the late whitney houston. since she saw the movie as a young child she wanted to do this movie. when she started working as a producer she wanted to play
sparkle. as the tide turns, you get older so you end up playing spark's -- sparkle's mom. it was dubbed as her comeback. she hasn't been in a major motion picture since 1996. this was supposed to be her big comeback. her fans were expecting it. she was supposed to sing in the movie. the movie is supposed to be updated so instead of harlem in 18960s it's detroit in the 1960's. instead of playing a single mom, she plays a single mom who's actually successful and jordin sparks plays sparkle. >> but -- this was her dream come true and the song is one of the highlights of the movie, whitney houston's song. >> absolutely. you can hear her singing through it. although it's not the same whitney houston that you heard in the bodyguard, she is and was a hell of a performer and it's very evident. she gives everything to this role. >> the reviews do praise houston's performance as a
protective mom in the movie. >> it's a very good performance. you could tell that she sunk her teeth into it, really wanting this comeback and that is what is so heartbreaking. she could have enjoyed, they could have had the love 6 her fans again -- love of her fans again in the motion picture because that's where she belonged. >> jordin sparks looks great. she did sparkle. did she have that big of a role in the movie? >> it's the lead. it's a lot of people who basically play a lot of important smaller parts. we have three daughters and their love interests. you have the mom which is whitney houston and you have the world of entertainment trying to make it. so while there's no one single lead whose narrative we follow, it's divided among the three sisters, they each carry the weight on their shoulders. each of the actors basically does their part really, really well. >> a lot of us watched "dream
girls" 2006. another american idol winner, won an academy award. could it live up to "dream girls"? >> it could. this movie was not screened a lot when it opened. snowstormel normally what that -- normally what that means is studios are a little nervous. i would be too if one of our leads passed away the way she did. if the fans turn out out of curiosity or tribute to one of the leading ladies. >> your shoes are shining for "sparkle ." i will definitely want to see it. thank you. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. friday's here. you made it. i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining us. monika will be back momentarily with traffic. olga is in for howard. good morning. i'm excited about the forecast. we're starting out on a