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the fbi lab in quantico, virginia, will analyze his fingerprints, dna and dental remains collected here. >> as with any case the fbi follows every lead and turns over every rock until we find our fugitive and that's the case here. >> reporter: the physical similarities between bishop and this john doe are striking. >> the jaw line, his eyes, nose. >> reporter: scottsboro, alabama's police chief alerted sheriffs in montgomery jblcoun maryland. >> he was amazed at the resemblance and was very interested. >> reporter: that fbi analysis at quantico is expected to take at least two weeks. i just got off the phone with sheriff popkin in montgomery county and he tells me the similarities are incredible and he said it was 100% necessary to have this john doe either confirmed or eliminated as brad bishop. reporting live from scottsboro,
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alabama, andrea mccarren, wusa9. >> we may have to wait a couple weeks to find out those answers. thank you. former d.c. coplinwood barnhill will spend years in prison, but he -- cop linwood barnhill will spend years in prison, but he could have gotten even more time. >> reporter: i'm bruce johnson. a judge just handed a d.c. cop who was prostituting teenage girls a seven year prison sentence. >> this enables the witnesses to move forward. >> reporter: both prosecutor and defense attorney at federal court told the judge the victims never knew that barnhill was a cop. that awayed into the judge's reluctant agreement -- that weighed into the judge's reluctant agreement to accept the plea deal, but one of the victim's lawyers is telling a very different story and threatening to sue the city. >> he actually pulled a gun
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from underneath the seat and bragged about being a d.c. police officer. >> reporter: barnhill will have to register as a sex offender and serve 10 years probation when he gets out. advocates hope it serves as a warning to others who would exploit teens. at d.c. federal court, bruce leshan, wusa9. tonight the family of a prince george's county woman is hoping you help police bring her home. she's 37-year-old alishia bush last seen early tuesday morning between oxman and barlow roads in landover. bush is described as an african american female, 5' 5 tall, 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. she was last wearing a white shirt and black pants. if you see her, contact prince george's county police. always watching always tracking, wusa9 first alert weather. >> it is very nice right now, but we had to issue a yellow
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alert for tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow morning will be okay. let's talk about the headlines and looking ahead because we are tracking a frontal boundary that's going to play cat and mouse with us all weekend. we'll be all right in the morning. we're fine tonight, but we're looking at the chance for late showers tomorrow and just plain old-fashioned rain tomorrow night. in fact, tomorrow night will be kind of chilly and miserable, but i don't think it will rain hard enough to cancel games. prepare for temps in the and low 60s, umbrella, poncho and sweatshirt to stay warm. if you're going to the o's game, same deal, 50s with light rain, not hard enough to cancel or postpone the game. 8:30 tomorrow morning we have clouds. we're dry in the morning, kind of cool, temps in the 50s, but a dry commute to work. that said when you get up in the morning, you won't think about your umbrella, even have some sun south of town. take your umbrella. you'll need it coming home. by 4:00 showers break out
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across much of the metro area, maybe a little far east, but you get the idea that showers and some rain will roll through during late afternoon and evening hours. temperatures 58 in gaithersburg by 4 p.m. tomorrow and mid-60s downtown. by 6:00 still showers across the immediate metro area, gaithersburg, d.c., reston, back to manassas, out to leesburg. we'll come back, let you know if the front sags far enough south we might be able to salvage some of our weekend. maryland and virginia have attorney general and for the first time d.c. voters are going to the polls to elect their own top prosecutor. bruce johnson talked to karl racine and paul zukerberg at 5:00. now at 6:00 he's got the remaining three candidate. >> my name is smitty running for attorney general. >> reporter: edward smith said his diverse background separates him from the other candidates for d.c. attorney general. he describes a childhood in a tough anacostia neighborhood, then college at brown university and then law school at harvard. >> we are overprosecuting our young people and unfortunately
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we are not providing them with the resources they need and the options they need to avoid reoffending in the future. >> reporter: 34, smitty smith is also the youngest candidate but adds he's not short on experience from the top legal job in d.c. government. >> my career is where i have led in senior positions in the obama administration on some of the toughest issues that our country has faced. >> i have more than 33 years of practicing law in the district of columbia. >> reporter: 59, lorie masters has been a high stakes litigator for insurance beneficiaries. >> representing homeowners against predatory lenders, representing homeowners who have construction defects getting them money to repair those. >> reporter: as a.g. for the district she'll put a high priority on government transparency. >> what makes this office so powerful to be an independent check on the mayor and council. so ethics, fighting corruption, making sure that we have an open government. that's job no. 1 for the attorney general. >> reporter: lateefah williams
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has a history in consumer protection. >> there are some really good laws on the books such as the first source law which requires new construction businesses to hire a certain amount of d.c. residents. >> reporter: she represented the metro workers union and has a long history of activism for gay and lesbian rights. >> i have a variety of experiences on the legal front and i've been very active at the grassroots level as well. >> reporter: ron machen will still have authority to prosecute all felony adult cases in the district, but that leaves for the attorney general all criminal juvenile case and most lawsuits involving the d.c. government. all five candidates for d.c. attorney general say rooting out government corruption will be high on their agenda. bruce johnson, wusa9. >> up until now the d.c. attorney general was appointed by the mayor. if you take metro's red line, get ready to be driven crazy. the transit agency has come up
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with a plan to fix those costly water leaks. see how it will affect
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in cases of rape and incest, just like the right-wing republicans in congress. they want to overturn roe v. wade. so does she. "i think roe v. wade should be overturned." barbara comstock even voted with right-wing republicans to require women seeking an abortion to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. that's all i need to know. i'm john foust and i approve this messge. we know road construction drives manufacture you crazy, so here say dose -- many of you crazy, so here is a dose of instant. vdot says the 29-mile toll project on 95 will open in
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december weather permitting, the average cost 20 to 80 cents a mile, 2 to eight dollars one way if your trip is 10 miles or more. there will be new or direct ramps to key locations like potomac mills and fort belvoir exclusive to the express lane. you have to have an e-zpass to drive the express lanes or ride toll free with an ez flex pass. there is a solution to a problem that has been driving both red line riders and metro management crazy. it's about two years away. >> wusa9 transportation reporter martin decarro has more on the plan of action metro has chosen. >> reporter: you see these puddles? blame the geology on the medical center around the red line for what metro calls water infiltration. you'd probably call it a leak at home. >> it's only been going on how many years? i think since it was built they knew there was a water problem. >> reporter: outside medical is from station is a leaky tunnel. when water falls on the electrified third rail, it
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causes smoking and sometimes small fires. because a modern tunneling method didn't gain wide accepted until after the tunnel was about done in the late 80s, the tunnels are susceptible to leak. richard sarles says it costs millions each year to repair damaged rails and clean out muck from track switches. >> those things will go away in that area when we get rid of this water leak. we spend $3 million a year maintaining this. >> reporter: metro has decided on a plan of action installing precast panels as seen in this metro simulation to form a concrete arch to keep the water out. it will require closing medical center, bethesda and friendship heights stations for 14 weekends in mid- to late 2016. riders prefer weekend to weekday closures. >> it will be an inconvenience, but i think we'll take care of it. >> reporter: metro considered a different solution that would have required shutting down that stretch of red line for five full weeks and replacing rail with buses, a plan the
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transit authority decided would be far too disruptive even as it continued to build the entire red line through 2017. >> now metro estimates those repairs will cost 13 million bucks. the work will allow metro to prepare a new entrance at the bethesda station to connect to maryland's future purple line light rail. before you make weekend plans, you'll want to hear topper's forecast up in five
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november elections are weeks away and you can expect candidates and parties to take aim at each other. they already are. >> one such case involves a northern virginia candidate for congress named barbara comstock. come are questioning her ethics on three bills she proposed and tonight peggy fox sets the record straight. >> reporter: virginia delegate barbara comstock appears on fox news in 2011 as a spokesperson for her client workforce fairness institute, a well funded conservative group that pushes anti-union measures. >> how can america afford more unions? well, we're joined by barbara comstock, member of the workforce fairness institute. >> reporter: the workforce fairness institute's
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legislative priorities include requiring union votes by secret ballot, keeping employers from giving employees information to unions and prohibiting governments from awarding construction projects exclusively to unionized firms or project labor agreements. comstock proposed these same bills in virginia, voted on them and saw them pass. >> typically we're required to not vote on a bill like that, but in introducing a bill takes it even a step further beyond taking a vote. >> reporter: democrat delegate and caucus chair scott surabel points to rule 69 which says no member who has an immediate and personal interest in the result of a question shall either vote or be counted. >> there's several members who are employed by companies or interest that have legislation specifically before us and typically they push the yellow button that says rule 69 when that kind of situation arises. >> reporter: but republican delegate dave albo says as part-
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time citizen lawmakers, they all have jobs. >> >> you can vote on any issue that of coes everybody equal but not on -- that covers everybodi' valley, but not on something -- that covers everybody equally but not on something that just benefits your client. >> reporter: comstock initially failed to lis the workforce fairness institute as -- list the workforce fairness institute as a client when she filed paperwork to run for congress which is a problem. >> given the lapses in enforcement and in regulation, it's the time for every candidate to be transparent, to be held accountable for what they support. >> reporter: we asked comstock's campaign for an on camera interview. they declined, but a spokesperson told me she did nothing wrong. he says her views have been
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well known and it certainly was no secret that she was doing work for the workforce fairness institute. >> sunshine is the best disinfectant. >> reporter: peggy fox, wusa9. >> the workforce fairness institute says it is not involved in state legislation anywhere. in a statement the executive director said barbara comstock worked on specific federal issues and did not work on specific issues that were later proposed in virginia. keeping your family safe with weather call, a custom message sent to your phone when severe weather is in your neighborhood. wusa9 first alert weather. >> the tale of two ties here, someone lost a bet and has to wear this tie today. >> it has some seattle seahawk colors in it and unfortunately i talked a little trash to -- >> it was prolific trash. >> i talked to sports anchor out there at king5 tv in seattle, our sister station out there, and let's just say that the redskins did not back up my
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trash talk. they did not. >> question. i don't think we're good enough to trash talk, are we? are we? >> i think this year this is kind of all we have. >> you two have very little hope for our sports teams. me on the other hand, i've got a whole bottleful. >> i like that optimism. >> that's good. >> ask her about game seven, game 10. >> we're looking at not the greatest friday night. it should be okay for football but not dry. 75 the high today, still 73, dew points in the 40s, relative humidity 38%, a bargain, winds out of the south, southwest at 7. headlines, clouds move in tonight, but we stay dry, yellow alert tomorrow primarily in the afternoon and tomorrow night for showers and eventually steadier rain.
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morning commute dry, wet tomorrow night, need a poncho and umbrella for the high school game and o's game in baltimore and quite frankly, with temperatures in the 50s, you probably need a sweatshirt underneath that porch owe. tonight no worries, just clouds, upper 50s north and west -- 60 downtown. tomorrow morning 6 a.m., when you leave the house it will be cloudy, but take your umbrella for when you come home. by 8 a.m. it's 59 downtown and by 1:00 showers now crossing over i-81 into winchester and hagerstown, almost to frederick and then by 3:00, 4:00 we'll see showers in the metro area. i just saw some new information. we'll probably see showers by 3:00, certainly as far east as downtown and around 95. after that showers at 6:00, temps in the 50s, 8:00 showers still around most of the metro area, kind of focused across the south and into prince george's county. look at the temps, mid-50s in
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gaithersburg, 60 downtown and 9:30 we still have showers north of town in the 50s, maybe a little pop of thunder down into the northern neck and also into extreme southern maryland. we'll break this down. tomorrow again we're dry pretty much through noon here, 59 to start, 60 at 9:00, 64 at 11:00 and 67 by 1 p.m. showers roll in tomorrow, yellow alert tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. showers and rain tomorrow night into saturday, new information, too. it could be raining here through noon on saturday. 66. we should salvage some of the day and then sunday starts off nice enough but could end with showers and some clouds, temperatures in the upper 60s. next seven days nice on columbus day, 72 and then mid- 70s on tuesday and wednesday, perhaps some showers and storms tuesday night and nice thursday, sunshine and 77. every major sport is going on now. we'll go live to the verizon center for the home opener of the caps.
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>> reporter: what's going on, top? i only have one question. is there anybody in here who wants to rock the red? [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: i like it. caps home open are coming up, report -- opener coming up,
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now wusa9 game on sports with dave owens brought to you by xfinity. >> reporter: welcome back to the verizon center, everybody. of course, hockey is back. we'll get to actual hockey in 30 minutes, but we're also here celebrating the 40th
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anniversary of the washington capital. there are legends everywhere around this building and look who we just caught up with. talk about a guy who has connections with both sides of the coin tonight. you were a hall of famer. you won the stanley cup with the montreal canadien. you were secretary of defense with the washington capitals. what are your emotions like tonight? >> i think it's a case where i started from in montreal, how i learned the game and what the organization i retired. i asked to be retired, my number against montreal, which happened, which was the last night of the old cap center and now tonight the 40th anniversary we're playing montreal. i mean there is a little synergy. >> reporter: what comes around comes around, no doubt about that. you were defensive player of the year twice. you were the runner-up to some guy named wayne gretzky for the
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hart trophy. what are your favorite memories as a washington capital? >> probably when we made the playoffs first time and it was in montreal believe it or not. we tied the game and david coyle had a bunch of champagne to celebrate, but we didn't win. so the champagne was left. we didn't drink it, but we were in the playoffs and it was a great night and it see. ed like we accomplished something for our -- it seemed like we accomplished something for our organization. >> reporter: speaking of playoffs has the window closed on this current group in term of making the playoffs? >> no. it's just beginning. there's so many young kids out here trying to make the capitals. they have a great organization, great base of organization. it's never going to stop honestly. >> reporter: appreciate taking your time. you're a big guy. i'm standing on a couple cushions just to get up to this guy. back to you in the studio. at 7:00 we'll have a report. they're just about to drop the puck here.
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>> looks like it's going to be fun. >> big time excitement rocking the red tonight at verizon center. >> go, go, go! that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. >> i'll be back with jan for your your only local news your only local news at 7:00. has all sorts of stuff for you. >> that's right. take care, everybody. we'll see you later.
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>> pelley: tonight, the battle against ebola. manuel bojorquez reports a dallas hospital is defending its treatment of the first u.s. patient to die. dr. jon lapook has the latest on the race to find a vaccine. the chinese buy a u.s. landmark and take america's place as the world's biggest economy. anthony mason has that and what's behind the wild swings on wall street. scientists announce a big step toward the day when diabetics like finn can throw away their insulin. >> pretty much my earliest memories have been with diabetes, and so i don't really know any other way. >> pelley: and jim axelrod with an unlikely journey from the deserts of iraq to the land of 10,000 lakes. >> okay.


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