Skip to main content

tv   9 News Now at 5am  CBS  October 9, 2012 5:00am-6:00am EDT

5:00 am
-- charms and down toward southern talk year. luray 416789 cumberland 41 43 hagueerstown. a couple of spots like annapolis and cambridge and patuxent river above the 50- degree mark. it is 5:00 a.m. we've got wet streets. that's never good. people don't drive well around here on a sunny day. >> i know. i'm sorry but it's kind of true. if you're planning to head around town although the volumes are light, the roads are wet. that's not always a good thing in washington. on the inbound side of i-66, looks okay centreville toward the beltway but inside the beltway, there was an accident at glebe road. two-car accident with state police on the scene. everything has been moved to the shoulder. let's take a live look on the northbound side of 395. here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge. no problems as you leave landmark heading across the potomac river here. let's go back over to the maps this time to the other side. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly. everything is final if you're coming in from annapolis as well. no problemon the beltway in prince george's county. a live look if you're planning
5:01 am
to head near route 214 central avenue. again roads are wet but volumes are light. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:08. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky faces sentencing today for child sex abuse. >> his lawyer says sandusky plans to tell the court he is innocent. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center. she's previewing the hearing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak today at his sentencing. he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact yesterday he even called in to a penn state radio station to essentially sort of give a preview of what he's going to be saying today in court. here is just an expert from that recording. take a listen. >> they could take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: keep in mind that
5:02 am
68-year-old former football coach has already been convicted on 48 counts of child sex abuse but sandusky says he want as new trial. he says the judge denied his legal team adequate time to mount a defense. he also accuses one of his victims of essentially making the whole thing up. >> a young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the media, investigators, the system, penn state, psychologists, civil attorneys and other accusers. >> reporter: about six of sandusky's victims are expected to speak at today's sentencing. he is facing a minimum of ten years and a maximum of 4 years in prison. his attorneys say that they are expecting a very harsh sentence. i'll let you know what they think the best case scenario for their client is coming up at 5:30. >> thanks, chris continue. kristin is live in the satellite center. you can hear more of sandusky's statement. you just go to our website
5:03 am
also, coming up later today, andrea mccarren is there at the court proceedings. she'll bring us live reaction after it's finished. grief counselors will be available to students and staff today at woodson high school in fairfax, virginia. this after the body of 17-year- old bryan glenn was discovered yesterday in thaiss park. he had been missing since last week. police still have not determined whether this was a suicide or a case of foul play. the centers for disease control says 13,000 people may be exposed to a fungus which can cause lethal meningitis. s that fungus was found in vials of steroids which are used to treat back pain and other painful ailments. officials are not sure just how many shots from that specialty pharmacy in massachusetts may have been contaminated. however, the outbreak thus far has killed nine people nationwide and sickened more than a hundred. it is 5:05. time for the -- 5:03 rather. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> good morning, jessica doyle. >> good morning. we have earnings season
5:04 am
starting on wall street today. it's going to be big doings the next couple of weeks. traders don't have the greatest of expectations. analysts are expecting companies to post an overall decline in profits for the first time in nearly three years. today that marks the five-year anniversary of the record high closes of the dow and s&p 500. both indexes right now currently about 7% below those levels. not terribly below. check be the numbers the dow starts this morning at 13,583 after dropping 267 points in -- 27 points in trading. nasdaq was down by about 24. the s&p 500 was down by 5. economic slowdowns in asia and europe and worries about u.s. corporate profits have some analysts predicting a possible pullback in the stock market. so we'll keep our eyes on that also on this. germany's chancellor is in athens today for talks with greece's prime minister. the two are expected to discuss the country's financial crisis. greek police have been stepping up security and they're
5:05 am
prepared to close down large sections of athens to contain possible protests that could break out. this is the first visit to greece in five years. senator dianne feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gas prices in california. she says she doesn't think the spike in prices is related to supply and demand. drivers in california paying an average of $4.67 a gallon which is the highest in the nation. i'll tell you it almost makes our gas prices look good in comparison. aaa says area drivers are paying $3.73 a gallon on average for regular. this morning. at least it's not five bucks. >> something to think about. what do you have for us in the next half-hour? >> holding your computer and date to for ransom. this is a new type of scam that's breaking out. we'll tell you all about it coming up in the next half- hour. >> thanks, jess. more and more people are faking injuries in order to skip tsa security lines. >> a series of controversial ads is beginning to go up in
5:06 am
metro stations across the d.c. area. we'll have more on that coming up. stay with us.
5:07 am
5:08 am
it is 5:08 on this tuesday morning. damp out there. we've got some check light showers going -- some generally light showers going on north of the metro. eventually we'll start to dry out and have a much better afternoon. so watch out this morning. may slow you down just a bit. 55 by noon. still mostly cloudy skies. a little more sun this afternoon. we'll call it partly sunny. high temperatures around 60. i'll be back in a few minutes talking about a really nice weekend i think coming up. right now we go to monika with timesaver traffic. on the southbound side of i- 270 at route 121 in clarks burke. traffic still moving well -- clarksburg. traffic still moving well. lanes open across the american legion bridge. i'll be back with more on maryland roads at 5:16. 5:08. here's a look at some other things making news now.
5:09 am
controversial ads equating muslims to savages have gone up in metro stations across our region. a judge ruled the transit agency must display the american freedom defense initiative ads. metro had asked the group to hold off. the ads are being posted at the tacoma, glenmont and georgia avenue stations. several civil rights organizations are planning counter ads. a former cincinnati bengals cheerleader who admitted having sex with a 17-year-old will know go to jail. she taught at the school where the teen attended. she agreed to never apply for another teaching job. she walked out of the courtroom hand in hand with the teenager and is now working as a legal secretary. some fully abled passengers are using wheelchairs as a ploy to bypass long lines at airport security check points. according to the 1986 air carrier access act, airlines are required to accommodate disabled travelers but they're not required to show any proof of disability. a "new york times" report quote
5:10 am
the flight attendants who call them miracle flights. eight when passengers use the the wheelchairs but abandon them after they land. the two men vying to be the next senator from virginia meet up in richmond. we'll be right back.
5:11 am
5:12 am
welcome back. monika here with timesaver traffic.
5:13 am
if you're planning to head around town, you'll find the wet road conditions right now. otherwise volumes are still light. no problems on 95 between baltimore and our beltway. looking good on route 32 out of columbia. 29 heading down to the beltway as well. no issues right now and the bw parkway and route 50 look good as well. let's go outside live and show you what it looks like first on 95 and 495. the beltway east side of town at central avenue and again the roads are wet so please try and keep your speed limits down this morning. coming in from southern maryland you'll be fine. route 4, route 5 and 301. let's go back over to the maps this same inside the beltway. no problems on 395 heading across the 14th street bridge. 295 to the 11th street bridge looks good as well. a live look at pennsylvania avenue at the sousa bridge in southeast d.c. no issues to report on the traffic camera as you head inbound on 295. 395 looks good here at the 14th street bridge as well. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:30. president obama and governor mitt romney continue
5:14 am
going full speed on the campaign trail. election day is now just four weeks away. last night the president had a late night fund-raiser in california. later today he'll be at ohio state university in columbus, ohio. governor romney will be making stops in iowa and ohio. a victory in ohio is expected to make or break a victory in the presidential race. a pivotal race in virginia could determine partisan control of the u.s. senate and the men who want to be the next junior senator from virginia met for debate. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at each other's past performance as governor. when it came to washington, they agreed on one thing. that they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly, we have a ball and change and that's congress. congress is holding us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and we need more people who know frankly the basics about how to
5:15 am
work together. >> if i have the honor of being your senator, i'm going to give all my energies working with people in both parties to create jobs and get america ascending once again. >> recent polls show kaine has a slim lead over allen. the candidates are scheduled for one more debate before the november election. mr. howard bernstein, our one and only candidate for the weather forecast. >> a damp start but it's going to get better this afternoon. not bad the next few days and the weekend right now all systems are looking up. we'll go for launch. weather wise, let's talk about this morning. it may just take a few extra minutes with the wet streets out there, a little bit of road spray. want to take it a little easy but a better afternoon. here's the bus stop forecast. bundle up and keep dry. we've got temperatures down in spots like the shenandoah valley low 40s right now. upper 40s in town with some areas in the low 50s over by the bay and southern maryland. your sunrise at 12 after 7:00. not going to see the sunrise this morning but we'll get to
5:16 am
the sunset. 55 by noon. breaks develop the as we get into the later amp, more sun-- later afternoon, more sunshine with a high around 60 degrees at 5:00. this morning the showers are right over us. they've been continuing from around richmond, ashland, fredricksburg right up and down the i-95 corridor up toward even philly in new york. you see the scattered light showers? southern montgomery back into fairfax and prince william. we've got other showers here and there. only ath bit of rain -- only a little bit of rain. coming up 95, route 1, 295. some light showers between baltimore and the beltway. east of town and southwest of town, you see the showers there into prince george's county and the beltway. not far from andrews. scattered from upper parm borrow and clinton -- marlboro and clinton avenue. right down 301 to dal again. light showers -- dal again. light -- dahlgren. light showers here and there. a few more showers of the 'll gn
5:17 am
better laters morning into the aftern you'll need a jacket or 46 ibowie morning. it's 46 at fort belvoir. and even out to the west we've got mid-40s sterling, haymarket also 46 degrees. outside on our michael & son weather camera, wet streets. that's going to be the key for many of us this morning with 48 degrees. a little windchill of 45 thanks to the north wind at 7 miles an hour. and a lot of the moisture is really off shore. you see it there from cape cod back down to florida. a little moisture. up here in the midwest another storm system coming ie cross southern canada with -- coming across southern canada with another shot of cool air. this one mainly rain. with a touch of snow in eastern wyoming. this will drive a front through us tomorrow afternoon. we'll have a brief warm-up tomorrow closer to the 07- degree mark -- to the 70-degree park. looks like the bulk of this pass north of us. by 8:00 still looking at a couple of sprinkles east of town. we get into the afternoon. we see more sunshine.
5:18 am
some showers linger along the coastal areas. then tomorrow afternoon, here comes this front across our northern sections with maybe a passing shower. here's the forecast. today 60 degrees. an early shower. some more sun this afternoon. tomorrow we're going to start in the 40s to around 50 with patchy fog, 70 in the afternoon. nice on thursday, 66. friday not bad but cool, 64. and saturday beautiful, 70 and warmer sunday and monday with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. it is 5:18. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thanks, howard. another look at the question of the day. the average american only spends five seconds doing this even though we're supposed to do it for at least a minute. is it a, brushing your teeth, b, washing your hands, or c, chewing food? >> here's one of the importances posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page from sonny writing a, brushing teeth. it's really two minutes. b is 30 seconds, and c is 30
5:19 am
chews. >> what do you think? log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in about an hour or so.
5:20 am
5:21 am
it is 5:21. we're looking cool this morning and a little damp. we've got showers in many areas especially along and east of 95. upper loss in -- upper 40s in d.c. a few 50-degree readings by the bay. 9:00 still could have a lingering shower mainly east.
5:22 am
a little bit of sun west. we'll get toward lunch time. partly to mostly cloudy. 55 degrees. this afternoon more sunshine out there. we're going to make a run toward the 60-degree mark. if you have outdoor plans, the afternoon looking a lot better than this morning. over to you. the washington nationals pitchers are no match for the cardinals, at least not yesterday. kristen berset has a recap of game two with this look at your morning sports. good morning, everybody. the good news is your nationals are back home in d.c. the bad news is there's no chance of them sweeping the defending champs. the nats must now win two games at home to stay alive. in yesterday's game, jordan zimmerman got the start. we'll start these highlights with him at the plate. two men on. zimmerman sends one to right field. avoids the stop at third. slides home safely to put the nats on the board first. but then the day on the mound wasn't nearly as g. he gives up
5:23 am
a -- as g. he gives up a home -- as good. he gives up a home run. here's probably your play of the day coming from cardinal center fielder john jay running after danny espinoza's fly ball. look at the smash and catch against the wall. cardinals were pumped after that one. they continued to crush the nationals 12-4 the final. that series is now all knotted up at one game a piece. dave owens has more from st. louis. >> reporter: it's supposed to be the strength pt of the ball club but for the second consecutive day, washington got shaky starting pitching. but unlike sunday when gio gonzalez was able to minimize the damage, today jordan zimmerman not so much. >> i wanted to go out there and go deep in the game. you know, try to get out here with two wins. i didn't do my part. >> they kept pulling on runs. we're never really -- we jumped out ahead 1-0. that was about the story right there. >> reporter: for the third time in four games, st. louis put
5:24 am
double digit runs on the nats. how does washington regain that momentum? they'll be home but can the young team get it down in maybe the most pivotal game of the year. >>it's easy to play when they're waving the white towels now. hopefully when we get home, our fans are ready for us and they bring it kind of like they did. >> reporter: biggest game you've had this far? >> "boston globe" so far. >> reporter: how-- >> probably so far. >> reporter: how big is game three? the winner will have to lose two straight to drop the series. the last time the nats or cardinals have lost two straight almost a month ago. game three? game o. in st. louis, dave owens, 9 sports. >> edwin jackson will start game three tomorrow at 1:07 p.m. at nationals park. that's a quick look at sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great tuesday. this morning buddy check 9 or bc9 is marking its 19th
5:25 am
anniversary. throughout the morning we'll hear remarkable testimonials from breast cancer survivors like this one from our own kristen berset. >> good morning. i'm kristen berset, sports anchor at wusa9. you don't see me this early in the morning too often because i'm on the evening shows but i wanted to take a few moments to congratulate my friend andrea roane and the rest of the crew on 19 years of educating and serving this community about breast cancer prevention. i myself am a three-year cancer survivor with a year and a half of treatment left. i was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26 and if it wasn't for early detection, my diagnosis and outcome could have been a much more dire situation. but thanks to a self-breast exam and a buddy of mine urging me to go to the doctor to get the lump checked out, i'm once again happy and healthy. that's why what andrea and the bc9 crew does is vital in early
5:26 am
cancer detection. and as a cancer survivor, i have the privilege of emceeing this year's making strides against breast cancer walk out on the national mall brought to you by the american cancer society. soy want to urge you, our channel 9 viewers, all your friends and family, to join howard and i out on the national mall on october 20 as we raise money to help with breast cancer research and prevention and early detection. the more education the better for this disease. once again andrea, congratulations for 19 wonderful years. i look forward to working with you in the years to come. have a great morning, everybody. hope to see you on october 20.
5:27 am
5:28 am
5:29 am
good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this buddy check 9 day. i'm andrea roane. >> the 19th anniversary reminding people to call their
5:30 am
buddies. i'm mike hydeck. glad you're with us. monika, hi. >> good morning. >> we're all in pink marking the anniversary. good morning, howard. good morning. a little warmer in here. mike has his jacket on sporting that really -- that's a sharp shirt you have got on. >> thank you. >> weather wise, we've got some rain out there. light rain showers that are going on right now. better in the afternoon when we get some sunshine to return. so it will certainly improve here. but this morning, yeah, a little road spray, some wetness may slow you down a teeny bit. here's a look at our day planner. we're starting out lots of 40s. another really raw sort of morning with light showers now in washington with 55 by lunch time. and more sun this afternoon with a high of 60. this morning i can show you the moisture that's been moving in from southwest to northeast. the heavy stuff off shore and pulling away. but the showers persisting right over d.c. prince george's county up toward baltimore. here's a look at doppler radar. we're starting to clear out a little bit out of fauquier
5:31 am
county. just spoke to charlie in catlett. it's 45 but he said the showers are shutting down. down toward dahlgren and king george's, you see them moving out. look at this. got a couple of showers. bundle up. we're mainly in the 40s. let's go to monika at 5:31. she has timesaver traffic. >> thank you so much. with the wednesday road conditions, that means it's going to be a little slippery out. wasn't to keep your distance from the car in front of you. keep your speed limit down as well. if you're planning to head southbound on i-95 in virginia in thornburg, there is a paving operation in the works right now till about 6:00. so keep that in mind. northbound, though, the lanes are open. there are no issues from dale city into woodbridge. volumes beginning to increase across the occoquan river and springfield. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like in springfield. brake lights are forming basically leaving route 644 as we head for 395. let's go back over to our maps. this time over to 270 out of frederick. there are no problems here from
5:32 am
i-70 heading down to clarks burning. -- clarksburg. west side of town looks g. i'll be -- looks good. i'll be back with more at 5:40. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced today. he still maintains he is innocent of the child sex abuse. >> in fact, yesterday he called the pennsylvania radio station to publicly claim he is innocent and announce his plans for an appeal. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center previewing today's hearing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sandusky's victims are heading into court today hoping for a harsh sentence, but sandusky is hoping for a whole new trial, even after he's already been convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. yesterday the former football coach called into the penn state radio station from his jail cell to proclaim his innocence. he said and i quote, in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. sandusky is facing a minimum of
5:33 am
ten years and a maximum of more than 400 years behind bars. even sandusky's own attorneys are predicting a harsh sentence today. they say the best case scenario is a 30-year sentence. still listen to how one of sandusky's attorneys describes his client on the eve of his sentencing. >> he wants to move on with this case so he can appeal. he's really been upbeat, surprisingly upbeat knowing what he's facing with a lengthy sentence likely to come tomorrow. >> reporter: yesterday crews covered the back entrance of the courthouse to help shield the victims that are expected to testify. about six are expected to speak starts at account a.m. -- at 9:00 a.m. right before it starts a state assessment board will report to the judge on whether or not it deems sandusky a sexually violent predator. if so he would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. that is of course if he of gets out of prison. mike, andrea?
5:34 am
>> kristin fisher -- >> reporter: it's okay. i called jessica andrea yesterday. >> kristin fisher reporting live from our satellite center. thank you. montgomery county police are investigating the death of a man in clarksburg. around 4:45 yesterday afternoon, police responded to a home in the 23000 block of taylor shop place for a report of a violent person. officers attempted to address the suspect 39-year-old nathan jones after they say he assaulted two of his roommates. during the arrest they pepper sprayed jones to get him under control. a short while later he lost consciousness. he was taking to shady grove hospital where he was later pronounced dead. an 83-year-old man from maryland has died while he was trying to help a woman in a car accident. richard heron was traveling to maine with his sons for a hunting trip. around 2:00 monday morning they came across a crash in harford, -- in hartford, connecticut. a woman lost control of her suv. it slipped over. he was trying to direct traffic
5:35 am
around the vehicle when he saw a tractor-trailer driving right at him. he ended up jumping oaf the rail to get out -- over the rail to get out of the way and he fell 35 feet. he was rushed to the hospital but later died. it's time for another your money report. >> jessica is back with a new cyber threat. >> this is lining a form of digital -- like a form of digital kidnapping. what you need to know about a new scam known as ransom ware. steve merryfield owns a high end sporting goods shop. after 27 years in business he'd been preparing to sell it. all of the records for potential buyers stored on his computer server so he was more than concerned when he realized all of his data had been frozen. >> the last words i remember is this is not good. this is not good. >> reporter: it turned out hackers had taken control of his machine and flashed a
5:36 am
message. for $3,000 he could have his data back but it didn't stop there. he'd have to fork over an additional $1,000 for each week he didn't comply. this crime is so pervasive, it prompted the f.b.i. to put out a warning. the bureau says it's getting dozens of ransom ware complaints each day. >> it's one of the more destructive pieces of mall ware because -- malware because they'll encrypt the files. if you don't pay, they can just delete them. >> reporter: the hackers use such complicated methods, it's virtually impossible to recover your data. it's believed most are operating overseas so track be them down has become -- tracking them down has become futile as well. one reason some fall for the scam? the messages look like they're coming from the government accusing users of things like child pornography. >> it frightens people and preys on their fear. >> in retrospect, the amount of grief this will cause us would
5:37 am
have been well worth the ransom but that wasn't the approach we took. >> reporter: steve never did pay the ransom nor degette his data back, -- did he get his data back, even after taking his computer to some of the best experts in the industry. if. >> if you think you've been a victim of ransom ware, you'll need to reach out for assistance. the f.b.i. warns even if you're successful in unlocking your computer, the ransom ware could remain on the system and could steal personal information opening you up to new risks. back to you. good morning. i'm jacqueline brown woody. very survived breast cancer for 19 and a half years. buddy check 9 has been an encouragement and opportunity and a blessing to me. 19 years ago when i was diagnosed and had the opportunity to share my story with others, it in turn became
5:38 am
an opportunity for others to learn more about what it means to be detected early, find your cancer early through self- examination. i have cherished that opportunity over the years and continue to share with others and it has certainly been a blessing in my life.
5:39 am
5:40 am
5:40 on this tuesday morning. out on the weather terrace, light rain. it's cool. it's damp. even got the glofers on this morning because -- gloves on thorngz because the -- this morning because the moist, cold air goes right through you. much better this afternoon. looking at the day planner, we've got the raindrops on the lens. 55 by noon. still plenty of clouds but more sun this afternoon. we're going to make a run towards 60 degrees for the high. a warmer wednesday on tap. details just ahead. right now over to monika. she's got timesaver traffic. 95 looks good in woodbridge but inside the beltway, you want to watch out for a serious
5:41 am
accident right now in annandale blocking route 236 in both directions at ravensworth. may want to use gallows road as your alternate route. i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. my favorite deals are aimed the you couples out there. it's the season for leaf peeping. you can do that on the potomac with this deal from google offers. pay $24. you get two fall foliage monument tour tickets for 50% off. you can drink apple cider on the river and enjoy the sites. and 51% off an italian dinner featured on living social. this is at i hicchi.
5:42 am
and bacon eggs will cost you, adam and eve costumes are on amazon. more coming up on 9news now.
5:43 am
5:44 am
5:45 am
welcome back. 5:45. your weather first. it is damp out there this morning. our bus stop forecast has the threat for those showers around, especially along and east of 95. we're looking at temperatures ranging from the low 40s in most areas west of town. we're in the upper 40s in d.c. by the bay southern maryland, we've got some lowers 50s. sunrise at 7:12. we won't see the sun to start the day but i think we'll get partly sunny this afternoon. still look at -- still cool at lunch time, 55. this afternoon a high of 60 by 4:00 p.m. by 8:00 back in the upper 50s with partly cloudy conditions. tonight there could be enough low level moisture we get some
5:46 am
fog develop. this morning we're watching the showers from north of richmond coming right up and down the washington and baltimore corridor through philly and new york. we've got all these showers here. as i doom in on the doppler, -- zoom in on the doppler, nothing too terribly heavy. nuisance rain. you've got the wet streets with the light showers in rockville and columbia and bowie. down toward upper marlboro. out to the west we see a few around chantilly, anen in dale and dale city -- annandale and dale city. north of town very sparse in the coverage. upper parm borrow, senior -- marlboro, senior prince george's county, we're see -- southern prince george's county, we're seeing some of those showers. starting to lift out of king george. over the next few hours, this stuff will slowly wind down but it's going to be kind of a nuisance this morning. temperatures to the east are in the 50s on the delmarva. ocean city is 55. but low 40s in the shenandoah valley with luray. 41 western maryland, cumberland is 41 and here in town we've
5:47 am
got 48. this is off the tower here in northwest d.c. looking to the north. we had the northerly flow so the raindrops are hitting the cover on the lens. 48 degrees. feeling like 45 with a light shower and northerly winds at 7 miles an hour. lots of 30s up in ohio and pittsburgh at 34. lexington 37. so some chilly air just fort and west but we are -- just north and west but we are going to see a warm-up. once we get rid of this piece of energy, this front is up across areas of wisconsin and iowa. that will be arriving tomorrow. ahead of it winds turn southwest and we see a little warm-up to about 70 degrees for your day on wednesday. today, though, about 60 with the afternoon sunshine. tonight 50 in town. low 40s north and west sw some fog -- west with some fog. 70 tomorrow. a nice thursday although cool, 66. friday looks like a nice finish to the week, about 64. then a good looking weekend with 70 on saturday.
5:48 am
77 degrees sunday. and again on monday. should be nice for the skins game with the vikings. 5:48. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >> thank you, howard. you know you've got the wet road conditions howard has been telling us about and there's a serious accident in annandale. it sin side the beltway right here at route 236 blocked in both directions. east and westbound at ravensworth. watch out for that activity. it will slow you down if you're exiting over. you'll want to reconsider. maybe you want to use gallows road as your alternate route to get inside the beltway. i'll keep you posted on that situation. 395 is final. 66 is -- is fine. 66 is final as well. let's -- 66 is fine as well. let's take a live look. a bit of volume forming at duke street. northbound 395 across the potomac river it still looks okay. back over to the maps and this time to southern maryland. route 4, route 5, 301 are all incident free. a quick live at 270 southbound. no issues right now.
5:49 am
just slow traffic. urbana to clarksburg and then here at shady grove road looks good to the beltway. i'll be back with more at 6:01. it is october 9, buddy check 9 day. have you called your buddy? for 19 years i've been asking that question and reminding women and men to take charge of their breast health through early detection. this morning i'm joined by carolyn, president and founder of prevent cancer foundation and dr. robert warren, codirector of the lombardi comprehensive cancer center. thank you both for being here with us this morning. this is an anniversary for you as well because 19 years ago prevent cancer foundation brought this idea to wusa9 and our first medical partner of course is georgetown. carolyn, whdid you want to bring this buddy check idea to the washington, d.c. area? >> when i first heard about the buddy check idea which add originated in jacksonville, florida, i thought this is such a great program.
5:50 am
it simplifies the message. it puts it in sound bites and it will help raise awareness. our foundation has always been about prevention. but you can't prevent something you're not aware of. so it just made sense to me to try to find and partner with a local tv station and a local medical institution and let's raise awareness and get women all over the washington area which then had the highest rate of breast cancer mortality in the country, let's get women to understand what they can do to take charge. >> dr. warren, it's women and men. you've treated both. and you've heard some stories where buddy check has had an influence. >> absolutely. several years ago right around father's day, you and i did a piece on male breast cancer to try to raise awareness. as luck would have it, a gentleman was watching the program who was an avid ten us -- tennis player. thought the lump in his breast was from his tennis racket. he saw our report, was my
5:51 am
patient. he's ten years out of breast cancer and is doing very well. >> that leads us to this. it's a simple phone call or a reminder from a buddy but it can be a life saver. >> reporter: in the far western appalachian portion of maryland lies the city of cumberland. two years ago i came here to meet buddy check 9's number one fan debbie foreignwall. don't recognize her? how about now. back then you couldn't miss the bald head decorated with the ribbon tattoo. >> i've already had my fourth haircut. i have a few curls now, too. >> you do. >> reporter: having hair is the only obvious change in deb. she's still a labor and delivery nurse. she is still supported in her cancer journey by their best buddy and good friend pam
5:52 am
mulligan and she still credits buddy check 9 for finding her breast cancer. >> you have done it for so long and touched so many people and you certainly were completely responsible for me finding my lump. you were responsible for saving my life. >> reporter: now deb is it forward the buddy check way. she reminds women in person about the steps to good breast health. >> wcbc. >> reporter: and she's convinced a local radio station to do it on air. >> by the way, how is your cancer in remission? >> excellent. >> you caught it early? >>it's not in remission. it's just gone. >> reporter: for a year now 1270 am has been airing buddy check reminders. it reaches licensers in cumberland -- listeners in cumberland. partisany is the general mb of -- mary is the general manager. >> you don't know how many lives you truly touched but if
5:53 am
we make a difference in one, it's worth it. >> think of the thousands of people that have heard it. it's -- if a few of them stop and think oh, i haven't done a breast frame for a while and do it. if they do that, we have accomplish add major goal. it was a hundred percent because of you. you're my role model. you are my role model. >> deb is doing great and thank you for bringing this to wusa and thank you for being our medical partner. all of these 19 years. and again we also want to thank our other sponsors. they are the safeway, a long- time sponsor and also washington radiology associates which sponsors our buddy check 9 text alerts. a special thanks to awfully who you have heeded the buddy check 9 message like deb and allowed us to share your stories on air and a special thanks to the families of women and men we've
5:54 am
profiled over the years who are no longer with us but continue to inspire us like jewel harman. mike? >> thanks, andrea. great story. another look at the question of the day before we go to break. the average american only spends 5 seconds doing this, even though we're supposed to spend at least a minute. is it a, brushing our teeth, b, washing our hands or c, chewing food? well, our facebook friend amy wrote a, i thought washing your hands was a rule for 30 seconds. so she thinks the answer is brushing teeth. log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in about an hour. we'll be right back.
5:55 am
5:56 am
5:57 am
it's 5:57. we're cool. we are damp. we have temperatures in the low 40s in the shenandoah valley w. area in the low 50in town. and some showers. as we head toward 9:00, not too many. lunch time mostly cloudy, 55. this afternoon looks better. more sunshine. high temperatures approaching the 60-degree mark. so hang in there. it will get a lot better a little later. the video game angry birds is teaming up with a famous movie pseudo -- movie studio now. >> a hollywood couple we all thought would be together have decided to call it quits. we have those stories and more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: danny devito and
5:58 am
rhea perlman have separated after more than 30 years together. they have three children together. angry birds and star wars are joining forces whipping up a new version of the ultrapopular game franchise. the game and merchandise will feature angry birds as star wars characters set in different scenes from the epic movies in a galaxy far, far away. angry birds is already a wildly popular mobile game with an estimated one billion downloads. the new game with star wars launches worldwide next month. actor ethan hoff walks the red carpet in new york last night for his latest film sinister. >> get the kids, pack the car. we have to leave here now. >> reporter: the new thriller from the producer paranoia activity centers around a box of disturbing home movies. when his character finds and watches them, he and his family are caught up in a supernatural
5:59 am
horror. >> it's incredibly scary. there's no doubt. it's like a roller coaster. >> reporter: sinister opens this friday. >> we don't know what's on the other side. >> reporter: you'll be able to catch the sci-fi film promethesis on dvd. the crew searches for remnants of ancient earth cultures. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. thank you for keeping your eye on 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. it's october 9, bud chi check 9 -- buddy check 9 day. we're marking the 19th anniversary of this health initiative at the station. >> i'm mike hydeck. good morning. good morning, monika samtani. >> we're all in the pink. >> howard is in the pink. the weather is a little damp, though. >> it's going to get much better this afternoon. we'll get rid of the showers this morning. nice this afternoon, late this afternoon. then a pretty good stretch of weather starting tomorrow right through the weekend.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on