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already well in the 70s now. by lunch time we'll see more sunshine, emily northwest as the -- especially northwest as the drier air is kicking in. this afternoon a high around 90. by 5:00 still sunny, breezy, 88 degrees. right now you can see we're all starting in the 70s except for far western areas in western maryland, west virginia, even harrisonburg at 68 degrees. it's 75 over at andrews. 72 in leesburg and manassas this morning. as we look at the radar, you can see the showers that are coming in from the northwestern areas. metro and south, no problems right now. we'll take you north because in frederick, we've got some light sprinkles that are just getting in toward montgomery county, the northern half of loudoun county, almost into fauquier county coming through winchester and the shenandoah valley. here's leesburg. you can see a couple of showers dotting the landscape around you and even up toward clarksburg and damascus watch out for that. we're going to the upper 80s to even near 90 this afternoon. let's toss it over to monika samtani, 5:00 a.m.
she's got an update on timesaver traffic. do we know what's going on? >> you mean fullson river road? they're doing a paving operation in potomac. falls and river road. it's going to take you a couple of extra minutes to get through that. also on the northbound side of i-95 we have a problem early on this morning. it's an accident northbound 95 just north of triangle. it's sitting in the right lane before you get to dumfries. you already got this slow traffic trying to get past that. let's go a little further north into springfield on the northbound side of i-95. here your lanes are open. you'll be fine leaving 644 right up the line to 395. back over to the maps and this time to southern maryland. no issues at all on your major thoroughfares. a live look at the beltway at central avenue. a good indication of the beltway in prince george's county. i'll be back with more at 5:10. back to you guys. >> tank you, monika. -- thank you, monika. thousands are expected to pay their respects at today's funeral for a prince george's county police officer adrian morris.
>> the 23-year-old was killed in a crash while he and his partner were chasing some suspected car thieves. kristin fisher joins us now from mitchellville where services for the officer are going to be held later this morning. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just behind me right here is the woodstream church. this is where the funeral is expected to take place at 10:00 this morning. this funeral is expected to cause some major traffic delays in the area because hundreds, maybe thousands of police officers from all over the country are expected to come here to pay their respects to officer morris. the 23-year-old was born in jamaica but he grew up in laurel. he attended eleanor roosevelt high school. and then he joined the prince george's county police department in 2009. he had only been on the force for two and a half years when last week he was killedin a high speed chase on i-95. he was chasing two men accused of stealing a car when his car flipped. he was ejected and killed
almost instantly. >> when you lose a police officer, especially in this kind of senseless death, you feel it in your heart. >> it's a thin, blue line. this is part of what binds us together. in our victories and in our tragedies we find comfort in each other. >> reporter: yesterday hundreds of fellow officers and their families began saying goodbye to morris at the viewing. you can expect the same kind of turnout, possibly more at today's funeral. prince george's county police say they are expecting officers to come from all over the country to attend this funeral. on saturday, even the redskins observed a moment of silence before their preseason game at fed ex field which is just a few miles away from prince george's county police headquarters. at a time like this of course everybody is focusing on officer morris, but you can't help but think about the two suspects that morris was chasing at the time he was cildz. so -- killed. coming up at 5:for, il-- 5:30, i'll have an update on those suspects and the charges
they're facing. >> thank you. a prince george's county police officer is recovering this morning after he accidentally shot himself. a woman called police saying she was being attacked by what she believed was a rabid box so three officers -- fox so three officers showed up. the fox charged them. one of the officers was backing away from the animal when he tripped on some steps and accidentally shot himself in the leg. he also shot and killed that fox. students at one maryland high school will likely be seeing more police on campus this morning following a shooting on the first day of school yesterday. >> not the way to start off the school year. a 15-year-old suspected gunman is in custody and being questioned by police. meanwhile the lone victim is fighting for his life this morning after he was shot in the back. shots rang out yesterday just before 11:00 a.m. at perry hall high school just north of baltimore. moments before the shooting, 13- year-old sarah erpenstein felt something bad was about to happen and left the cafeteria.
>> i mean, it's shocking. i didn't think anything like this was going to happen. i just really am afraid to go back. >> the father of the 15-year- old suspect says his son had been bullied at school. tropical storm isaac is making a slow trek toward new orleans now. the storm is expected to strengthen into a category for hurricane before it makes land fall either late tonight or early wednesday morning. evacuations are taking place in low lying areas near the big easy. many are confident that the new levees will hold. they were built or rebuilt actually after katrina devastated the gulf coast seven years ago. >> before katrina we were really vulnerable. now we're not because of all the levees and improvements that they've made. >> a state of emergency has been declared in mississippi and alabama as well. 8,000 people on alabama's coast were told they need to evacuate. 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. jessica doyle is off. here are today's headlines.
wall street is waiting for the latest read on whether americans are feeling better about the economy and later this morning, the conference board releases its consumer confidence survey. >> that could signal whether or not shoppers will be comfortable spending more in the near term which would provide some fuel for the economy. we'll also get the latest snapshot on the housing market. >> the s&p index will show the latest changes in the value of residential real estate. the survey has shown three strong gains in a row which could mean the housing market is finally on the mend. let's take a look at the numbers from monday. the dow lost 33 points. the nasdaq added three. the s&p dropped less than a point. g.m. announced that it's temporarily closing its chevy volt plant in detroit for four weeks beginning in mid-september. it says the work stoppage is to prepare for production of the 2014 model and the chevy impal la. the company has seen a sharp increase in sales for the electric bolt. g.m. says it sold nearly 11,000
volts this year, more than three times as many in 2011. our time is 5:07. howard is up next with the forecast and monika is tracking the roads and they are both up next. >> later in sports, find out why you'll have to wait a while before rg3 is seen on the playing field. we'll let you know what that means. >> but first, passionate pandas? they seem pretty passionate but later today we could find out if the stork is planning to pay a visit at the national zoo. we'll be right back.
it is 5:09. we have ciewsm light showers. -- couple of light showers. that means we'll get into drier air for the middle of the week. here's a look at the day planner. expect a few showers this morning and really early into mid-morning. but by lunch time i expect partly sunny conditions. becoming breezy, 85. winds turning to the northwest. look for a mid afternoon high near 90 with a 6:00 p.m. temp still in the upper 80s. full seven-day forecast and the latest on isaac. we just got the 5:00 a.m. advisory coming in. here's monika with timesaver traffic. a live look at the beltway in new carolton.
this looks great here near route 50. if you're planning to head southbound on the bw parkway, watch out for the accident at route 50. also an accident in virginia on 95. i'll have an update on that coming up in my next report. back to you guys. >> later today we could find out if mei xiang is going to have a baby panda. >> the giant panda at the national zoo had some elevated hormone levels last week. hopefully they'll get a better chance at an ultrasound today. if pregnant the baby panda could arrive in the next 30 to 40 days. >> butter stick part two. our time now is 5:10. still to come when the news continues, there may be a connection to that racy picture of prince harry and rupert murdoch. details at 5:19. find out why the redskins sent some players packing. that's coming up at 5:22. >> howard is up next with the forecast. you're watching 9news now.
welcome back. it is 5:13 and 76 degrees. there's a couple of issues that we've had to deal with early this morning. first of all, i'm going to start off with the good news. no issues on the beltway. that construction near the bw parkway and route 50 was cleared up. there was an accident southbound bw parkway right near route 50. that should be in its clearing stages as well. let's take a live look outside and show what you it looks like from our mdot camera.
here's what it looks like on 270 at father hurley boulevard. no issues as you come in from frederick down to the point where the lanes divide. we'll go back over to our maps. the issue on the northbound side of i-95 was actually a tractor-trailer accident right before dumfries. it's been moved to the shoulder but it left all this slow traffic for the early commuters northbound . /-95. luckily the lanes are open. hopefully that will clear out for you but in the meantime expect that to take a few extra minutes. we'll take a live look outside one more time. here's what it looks like 395 at the 14th street bridge crossing the river here. everything is fine. we'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic at 5:24. but first the weather. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. here we are with howard. what's happening with isaac right now? >> still a tropical storm. still 70 mile an hour sustained winds marching off to the northwest. probably will become a minimal hurricane later today, maybe later this morning. they've weakened the forecast as far as the strength to only 85, not 90 miles an hour which is a good thing.
the weaker this is, the better. the less damage it will do. the problem is still going to be heavy rainfall down in louisiana and of course the slow movement may mean some flooding in spots. and there will be some issues. this is a hurricane and hurricanes do damage. so we know that. thankfully, though, it's a category one. it's not katrina by any stretch of the imagination. well, maybe a big stretch of the imagination. this is not katrina. katrina was a category 5, weakened to a 3. this is still a tropical storm and it has maybe another 12 hours before it can strengthen over the waters. on the northern edge of this, we're not really seeing the thunderstorms as concentrated as the southern edge. there's a chance still it will strengthen some. it's over warm water in the gulf of mexico. radar looks a little more impressive than the satellite because you're definitely seeing the banding here. looks like down here almost annual eye trying to form as it tracks to the north, north west. the 5:00 advisory has just come in from the national hurricane
center. we're looking at the winds on this still at 70 gusting to 85. the pressure has dropped just a little bit to 977 millibars and still moving northwest at 12. the track earlier was right over the mouth of the mississippi river. now it's moved west, maybe about 20 or 30 miles. still expecting landfall sometime this evening here near the mouth of the mississippi river. overnight it moves into new orleans proper. look at that. wednesday at 1:00, 85 mile an hour winds. that's about the strongest we're seeing it. strongest they had earlier was 90. by wednesday afternoon 65 miles an hour winds with the storm near baton rouge. then the storm will move up toward monroe and little rock as it weakens to a tropical storm and then a tropical depression. then as we head into sunday, what's left of it maybe toward indianapolis and that moisture if you can imagine by monday of next week, lake day, we may get some of that possibly getting a little bit of the moisture even before then over the weekend. this morning mostly cloudy. a few showers. upper 60s to upper 70s with our bus stop forecast. as far as the day planner, the morning showers are going to be
the key really over the next i think three, four hours. then by lunch time we're partly sunny. 85. a brisk northwest wind starting to kick up 10 to 15 miles an hour. 89 by 4:00. it's going to be dry. i left that there by accident. 89 by 4:00 p.m. with a high around 90. here's doppler this morning. you can see the activity stretching out from southeast pennsylvania, northern maryland in toward the shenandoah valley. winchester, you're almost done with the showers but they're just getting in now almost to germantown into frederick, approaching baltimore, leesburg at this hour. in fact, i want to zoom in and show you northern howard, northern montgomery counties, germantown seeing the rain. tuscarora, urbana, new frederick, back to leesburg where the rain is a little heavy. then strasburg,winchester north looks like you're just about done with the rain showers for the morning. temperatures low to mid-70s. it's a warm morning with college park at 77.
reston 72. off to the south we've got 74 in alexandria and upper marlboro this morning. also 74 degrees. outside on our michael & son weather camera, got a good hour and a quarter before sunrise, 76. humidity high 82%. the winds west, southwest now. they'll turn northwesterly behind the front which will come through it and behind it the air much drier. it will be with us for tonight, tomorrow into thursday and even friday but by friday temperatures on the way up. so the forecast, we've got a good looking day. just a couple of showers early this morning. 90 this afternoon with the sunshine. 70 tonight for d.c. north and west, though, we'll drop into the low 60s. beautiful tomorrow, 85 with 50s and 60s. that's right, some 50s. by thursday morning in the outer suburbs. thursday warmer 88. friday we turn hot, 95. then the weekend forecast, it just depends exactly on isaac but looks like monday the better day for some showers and storms for your labor day. there are reports out of london this morning that rupert
murdoch personally ordered his son tabloid newspaper to run naked photographs of prince harry. >> some observers say murdoch is out to send a message to the british establishment that he could still shake things up. the sun tabloid has canceled the decision to print the pictures. a defense of press freedom. the british newspaper is not commenting. it is 5:19. we want to take another look at our question of the morning. according to "u.s.a. today," 26% of teenagers have never tried to do this. is it a, check out a book from the library, b, write and mail a handwritten letter, c, ride a bicycle? >> kendra gladly wrote b. everything is e-mail and text messaging. >> maybe they don't do that. log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page. leave your response.
it is 5:22. we got a few showers out there this morning. generally light. if you have outdoor plans and wasn't to get out early, you still should be all right. but if you can wait till this afternoon, you won't have any problems whatsoever. here's a look at what we're expecting. by 9:00 the showers will be through d.c. if not south of us. we'll be looking at some clearing, even in our northern suburbs. we'll get toward lunch time.
maybe a lingering shower in the shenandoah valley. 78 in winchester. we'll be 85 with partly sunny conditions. this afternoon more sunshine, stray sprinkle still left over but we're looking really good as highs approach that 90- degree mark. good morning, everyone. i hope you got your fill of robert griffin iii because it will be two weeks before we get to see him again. the starters will sit out the game wednesday night. rg3 has already moved on to preparing for the season, evaluating his progress thus far. he says he hasn't done too much game planning yet for the september 9 game against new orleans. mike shanahan on the other hand has been looking forward to that game for a while now. >> we haven't talked about anything regarding the saints yet. i think guys are watching some on their own and we'll go from there for a couple more days
and then once we get back after this game, i think the coach will start hitting hard. >> i'm -- i've been looking at the saints for about six months. yeah, pretty familiar. >> reporter: it was also cut down day for n.f.l. teams trimming the opser from 90 players -- roster from 90 players to 75. most of the guys you haven't heard of much. a former maryland terrapin is headed for detroit for a draft pick. the skins placed brown on the physically unable to perform list following surgery on his hip. jamal brown missed the last four seasons last season because of the pain and reinjured the hip the day before training camp started this year. that's a quick look at sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great tuesday. >> thank you so much, kristen. we'll take a live look on the northbound side of i-95 here in newington. lanes are open into springfield. it was down near triangle there was an early morning accident
good morning. welcome back to 9 news now. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. yesterday the first day of school. good morning, monika. >> first days were good. >> good morning, howard. >> happy first day of school for winchester. if you're from winchester gorks he to facebook , go to facebook and tell me if i'm write, winchesterians. some showers right now back to about front royal, parts of the shenandoah valley.
that will come through the next few hours. by lunch time, partly sunny, 85. a stray shower at worst this afternoon with high temperatures near 90. but i really think the shower threat is going to be primarily over the next few hours. ahead of the cold front it's mild this morning. temperatures in the 70s just about everywhere. orange 168. oakland 6 -- is 68. oakland 164. newland and annapolis 789 degrees. here's a -- 789 degrees. here's a -- 78 degrees. here's a look at radar. some showers coming through. should be here in the district i think within the hour to 90 minutes. let's go to monika samtani at 5:29. she'll let you know what's happening on your morning commute. metro orange line single tracking between eastern market and new carolton. they're telling us to expect some delays through that stretch. we'll keep you posted of course. no big delays right now southbound on i-270 i'm happy to say out of frederick down into clarks burke. you're beginning to see a bit
of the yellow forming. other than that things look good. over to the american legion bridge on the west side of town to our mdot camera on the west side of town. no problems to report as you head across the american legion bridge. here we go. and into tysons corner leaving bethesda. let's go back over to our maps this time on the northbound side of i-95 looking much better. there was an early morning accident here in triangle. the red is gone. that means things are beginning to improve. we'll go to 395 and show what you it looks like at duke street. you'll see traffic is moving well headed for the 14th street bridge and into the downtown area. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:39. back -- 5:38. back to you guys. thousands are expected to pay their respects today at a fural for prince george's county police officer adrian morris. >> the 23-year-old officer was killed in a line of duty in a crash while chasing two suspected car thieves. kristin fisher joins us from punishleville where services for -- mitchellville where services for the officer will be held later this morning. >> reporter: good morning.
it's still very qiewt at wood -- quiet at the woodstream church but this place will be packed with thousands of police officers if all over the country in just a few short hours. it's tough to lose any police officer, but especially one that was so young and with so much promise. officer adrian morris was just 23 years old. he'd been on the force for just two and a half years when last week he was killed during a high speed chase on i-95. yesterday hundreds of his fellow officers came together to attend morris' viewing. a lot of them said this could happen to any officer in the line of duty but why adrian? he was very well known, very well liked, an eager officer, excited to be protecting his community. he wanted to be a police officer his whole life and he died doing the job that he loved. morris was chasing two men suspected of stealing a car when his cruiser flipped killing him almost instantly. the two men he was chasing are
now in police custody. 24-year-old kenneth mitchell was arrested the day aft crash and 23-year-old kevin neil turned himself in two days later. both have been charged with felony theft for allegedly riding in a stolen car during that chase. the prosecutors say more charges could be coming, charges like vehicular manslaughter. but no matter what these men are chged with, of course nothing will bring back officer morris. this fiewrnl recall here is expected -- funeral here is expected to start at 10:00 this morning followed by a procession. it could be about a hundred cars deep so expect major traffic delays in the area. mike, andrea? >> thank you, kristin live in mitchellville, maryland this morning. later today, two members of the d.c. city council will take up the issue of speed cameras and those red light cameras. council members mary shah and tommy -- [indiscernible]
will monitor whether more cameras should go up. it will be held at the wilson building in room 502. mitt romney today will get to watch his wife speak and get his party's presidential nomination. susan mcginnis is in tap would with more. >> reporter: -- tampa with more. >> reporter: mitt romney has worked for years for this moment. he will be officially nominated as his party's presidential candidate tonight. romney is expected to make an unannounced visit to tampa to watch his wife's speech. ann romney's message is seen as critical to softening his image among americans. >> i really like ann's speech. > reporter: the republicans have already lost one day of the convention. monday's session lasted only 32 seconds because of tropical storm isaac. the delegations from louisiana, mississippi, and alabama have sent some people home to prepare for the storm. and while isaac could steal the spotlight from the convention, some say that's okay.
>> it will overshadow what's going on here but when you have something that dangerous going on, it probably should overshadow this. >> reporter: there's something else that has the potential to steal attention from the proceedings here. president obama is breaking with tradition and will be heading out on the campaign trail. the president will be in iowa and colorado today. the obama campaign sees this as an opportunity to get face time with voters in key battleground states. at the same time he'll be sharply criticized at the g.o.p. convention. >> we've seen what the president has offered. we have seen the path he has placed us on. it's a nation in debt. it's a nation in doubt. it's a nation in decline. >> reporter: and the romney campaign will use these three days to try to convince america their candidate can change that. susan mcginnis, cbs news, tampa. >> other speakers scheduled for tonight include former presidential candidate rick santorum. new jersey governor chris christie will deliver the keynote address. it is just about 5:35.
time for another your money report. jessica is off today but we're still doing the headlines for you. apple has now submitted a list of eight samsung products it wants pulled from the shelves right here in the united states. >> a jury friday found samsung copied the iphone and ipad in creating and selling its products. the targeted phones include the galaxy s 4g and prevail. samsung is appealing the $1 billion fine the jury imposed. our time right now is 5:35. find out why some experts say it's a good idea to give your child a weekly allowance and it's not just to stop them from hitting you up for cash. >> we shed the spotlight on one organization that teaches hundreds of residents how good education can be the gateway to a brighter future and better pay.
it is 5:37. a muggy morning out here. it's warm. we're ahead of a cold front. the front will come through with a couple of showers over the next few hours and then bring us drier air, especially by tonight, tomorrow into thursday. here's a look at our day planner. watch out for the showers early, especially. keep the umbrellas handy the next few hours. this afternoon generally partly to mostly sunny. could be a stray shower with high temperatures going to get near 90. winds out of the northwest 10. maybe up to around 15. we'll be inside in a few minutes and talk isaac and talk about the nice air moving in the next few days. right now inside to monika with the latest timesaver traffic. >> all of our major thoroughfares in from the south look good. no problems here at the beltway as well. 210 to the wilson bridge and beyond into alexandria and springfield. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:48. back to you. >> thank you, monika. talk about a terrifying experience for an iowa woman. the accelerator on her suv got stuck. the vehicle is totally out of control as you can see in this
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. a big first day for looft kids yesterday. it's probably hard for them to get up this morning but you've got to do it. do you need to take some rain gear with you? here's howard. >> maybe a light coat and an umbrella. we don't have a lot of showers. only a stray shower at worst this afternoon. want to start with isaac. isaac, while it's not looking that great, especially the north half doesn't have the --
[indiscernible] -- it is showing signs that maybe it's trying to get a little stronger before making landfall which will happen in the next 10 to 12 hours near the mouth of the mississippi. want to show you the radar view. this looks a little more impressive as you can see some of the showers starting to wrap around the center of circulation. see the heavier thunderstorms approaching pensacola and mobile. looks like southeast louisiana will feel the brunt of this storm as far as the eye is concerned. but the rainfall, that may be headed up to southern mississippi. i've seen some computer projections of 15 inches or more over the next couple of daitz. here's isaac still a tropical storm, winds 70 miles an hour gusting to 85. that's the 5:00 a.m. advisory. with the movement at 12 miles an hour, that puts it at 10 hours or so from the mouth of the mississippi. maybe another 10 hours or so till it makes it up to new orleans which will happen overnight to tomorrow morning. it is forecast to strengthen just a bi. the landfall has a tornado
threat as well. you'll notice the track of what's left of isaac moves up toward indianapolis by sunday morning. we potentially could see a little bit of moisture from that here later into the weekend, labor day unfortunately. there are a few showers out there but a mild start. upper 60s to upper 70s. sunrise still a ways off at 6:34. today mainly showers over the next few hours. by lunch time looking better, 85. there could be a stray shower this afternoon. winds out of the northwest 10 to 15. 89 degrees at 4:00 p.m. and 82 at 8:00. but for the most part it is going to be a dry afternoon. once we get rid of the showers which are coming through right now. you can see them. they're clearing winchester, clearing hagerstown at this hour in frederick as well. but into howard, montgomery counties now. we've got the showers. you can see them here. germantown south over toward even the beltway we're starting to see those showers only up toward areas of columbia. this is about to move towards you. winchester, you're clearing out
but as we go farther south into parts of warrenton and toward front royal. temps are in the 70s. in fact still 77 in college park. it is a warm start to this tuesday. 72 in reston. gaithersburg is 73. outside on our michael & son weather camera, it's just cloudy and dark, 76. we've got a west, southwest wind at 6 miles an hour and humidity high, 82%. so we've got isaac in the gulf of mexico and then this front. look at the rain. albany back down to new york, coming through philly right now. they've seen heavier showers than what we're dealing with. this will come through. behind this front the air does dry out. we have a few very nice days around here to finish out the week. a few showers mainly this morning. get to 90 this afternoon. a little breezy. more sunshine. tonight 70 here in d.c. with low 60s north and west. a beautiful, probably perfect wednesday, about 85 degrees tomorrow. winds north 5, 10 miles an hour. by thursday we're going to start 50s and 60s thursday morning but warm up to the
upper 80s. friday looks like a hot day, 95 degrees. hope the ac is working in the school. saturday could see a storm 90 and potentially isaac moisture here by monday 85. let's go to monika with timesaver traffic. in waldorf, an accident just reported on route 5 north of leonardtown road. want to watch out for that. on the inbound side of i-66 in virginia, things look great. no problems out of manassas into centreville. may find a few brake lights through that stretch and in the fairfax area trying to exit to the beltway. 66 is looking really good. same story on the dulles toll road. let's take you outside live if you're planning to head here on the inbound side of i-66 as i said still light nutley street to 495. let's take a look at another live picture this time northbound i-95. delays into triangle, woodbridge and volume in both the main and hov lanes trying to get through springfield. metro orange and blue lines single tracking it eastern
market and stadium armory and metro is saying to expect delays through that stretch. i'll be back with more at 6:01. the first day of class for many teenagers means more time in the car driving to and from school or your jobs or your extra sur rick regard activities -- curricular activities and distractions behind the wheel could be a major hazard for inexperienced drivers. but as lesli foster reports, there are some apps out there so parents can keep an eye on their young drivers. >> reporter: the new school year could mean more driving privileges for some teens. according to federal government statistics, younger adults 20 and under are more susceptible to distraction. now parents can enlist the help of some apps to make sure their teens develop good driving habits early. the drive safely app for apple, android, back berry' blackberry and windows reads texts, e- mails out loud in real type. drivers can respond without touching the phone and they don't have to take their hands off the wheel.
a family of four can use the app for $10 a month. the apple an android teen agree app let's parents use gps to keep tabs on their teen's driving and speed. it can track several young drivers in a family. the key to safe driving app works with hardware installed in a car. it blocks incoming text messages and phone calls. those calls go to voice mail and the texts get an auto reply. lesli foster, 9news now. zoom safer is another app that limits a driver's ability to text, e-mail or make a call while driving. in june the u.s. department of transportation implemented its, quote, blueprint for ending distracted driving campaign. you can download the program from our website wusa9.com. school age youngsters are raking in the dough according to a new survey by the american institute of certified financial planners. 61% of parents pay their child an allowance. and more than half start dishing out the money by the
time their child turns 8 but only one percent of parents say their kids save their earnings. many parents may be missing out on the opportunity to teach their children good money management skills like how to budget for long and short-term goals. the bureau of labor and statistics saysed average person without a high school -- says the average person without a high school diploma your honor about $450 a week. >> now folks in the district who want to get their ged have a place to go. >> i didn't make enough to support four children. >> reporter: 29-year-old darnetta hollis need as higher paying job but she needs to finish school. hollis left the 11th grade when she became pregnant but now he's able to go back to classes with the help of a academy of hope. >> you don't want to be a hypocrite to your children. if you're telling them to
finish school and to pursue college, you need to do the same. >> reporter: for four years, hollis has been coming to the adult learning center part- time. >> coming in with a complex of not finishing school and knowing why you didn't but just not knowing how people would receive you. i don't have to worry about that here. i could be having a bad day and by the time i walk in the door, i'm greeted by the receptionist and it all fades away. >> reporter: academy of hope serves about 800 students in the district. students pay $30 a semester or they volunteer in exchange for enrollment. >> d.c. is ranked sadly number three in some of the lowest literacy rates in the country so we are two cities. a city of very well educated people and a city where we have a lot of people who are struggling with basic literacy skills ec -- lecester says
academy of hope is often the first time many get a chance at a quality education. >> many had to leave school because of their families or had life situations where parents were not as great as they could be, substance abuse. >> reporter: hollis says earning her high school diploma is just the beginning to her academic goals. >> if all goes well, i'll be issued my diploma next month which is exciting. i'm actually looking forward to the pathways to college classes that are coming this fall. >> reporter: i'm jc hayward, 9news now. >> the academy of hope connected with hollis with affordable day care and social services. that gave her more time to pursue her studies. you can get more information on the program at jchayward.com. 5:53. we want to take another look at our question of the morning. according to "u.s.a. today," 26% of teenagers have never tried to do this. is it a, check out a book from the library, b, write and mail a handwritten letter, or c,
ride a bike? >> our facebook friend debra wrote b, write a letter would be my answer. people these days just e-mail, text or call a person. >> log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. we'll be back. some places i go really aggravate my allergies.
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futurecast is predicting testimony we'll watch this. in fact, by 9:00 i think it will be even farther south, maybe toward southern maryland and fredricksburg, coming through with partly sunny skies. this afternoon sunshine, 85 by lunch time. a stray shower can't are ruled out, especially in the shenandoah valley as highs will be approaching the 90-degree mark. so keep in mind a warmer, breezy afternoon. just a few showers mainly over the next couple of hours. andrea and mike, back to you. >> thank you, howard. hanna montana is about to join two and a half men. >> we have more. >> reporter: miley cyrus will guest star in two episodes of the cbs hit comedy two and a half men this fall. cyrus will play an old family friend of ashton's character. the new season begins on september 27. rosie o'donnell made a surprise wedding announcement. o'donnell who recently suffered a heart attack confirmed on her
blog that she married her partner, michele rounds in a hospital ceremony back in june. rounds has been getting treatment for a rare gastrointestinal disease. they plan to have a big wedding when they're both feeling better better. >> pop singer alanis morissette performed her top single. she started writing the new songs shortly after giving birth to her son who is now 18 months old. >> i felt compelled to write about the experience of this mom protectorship, momma bear thing, wanting to protect my son's safety and freedom at the same time. >> reporter: havoc and bright lights is morissette's new album in more than four years. there's big news for star wars fans. two of the films are about to hit theaters in 3-d. >> he's holding me back. >> reporter: star weres episode two -- wars episode two, attack of the clones is being released on september ten.
episode three, revenge of the sith follows on october 11. all of the star wars flicks are getting 3-d updates. that's your eye on entertainment, teresa garcia, cbs news, hollywood. >> okay. thank you for starting your day with 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >> i'm mike hydeck. thanks for joining me. good morning, monika. how are you? >> i'm great. >> she's our traffic lady and will do that momentarily. >> howard g morning. how are you? he's our weather person. >> ciewsm showers mainly this morning -- a couple of showers mainly this morning. drier air will move in and tonight, tomorrow through friday look pretty nice around here. let's talk about this morning. we have a hint of light in the eastern sky, kind of a pretty picture there this morning. our day planner calling for those showers over the next few hours. this afternoon generally sunny, maybe a stray shower but temperatures are going to be on the warm side apphi