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investigation. >> when you registered to vote, was your security put at risk? we found the district, maryland and virginia all had sites with several issue. >> wusa9 is on top of what voters need to know before you go to the polls tomorrow. >> a d.c. attorney found bound, gag and strangled in his vacation home. tonight friends are asking who did it and why. >> we'll track temperatures for your election day forecast, see how cool it will to be start and how chilly to finish and look ahead to thursday. we had to issue a yellow alert and we'll tell you why. a vicious scene and death investigation in the dominican republic tied to a local defense attorney. i'm jan jeffcoat? i'm derek mcginty. friends and family say the contrast between van teasley's energetic life in d.c. and his violent death there came as quite a shock. >> reporter: van teasley made the dominican republic his second home, a well known tourist destination also known for its crime and poverty. his friends wonder if he was
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targeted because he was an american in an upscale area of the d.r. >> van was a really great guy. >> reporter: friends speak of van teasley's infectious smile and laugh. david cumberback was one of those friend. the two worked together as criminal defense attorneys for 25 years. >> he defended his clients. he believed in his clients. he was very open to what other people's situations. he didn't judge anyone. >> reporter: this is video of teasley addressing hate crimes before the d.c. city council in 2008. >> i think this is an instance where the hate crime was actually reported and nothing has been done about it. >> reporter: teasley also advocated for gay rights. >> why is it that when gay people are assaulted, we are treated differently? >> reporter: saturday this beloved 55-year-old man who made d.c. his home in 1977 was found dead in his vacation condo in the dominican republic. police found teasley bound, gagged and strangled.
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>> it was horrific. you just can't imagine the suffering, the fear he had. >> reporter: perhaps any fear he had will be eved by the love his friends now show. his facebook page flooded with comments, memories and support. it was this home where teasley lived and took care of his ailing mother in northeast, but it was the dominican republic that stole his heart and ultimately took his life. >> he loved the people. felt the people were very honest and open. i asked him, you know, is it a safe place? he said sure, it's just as safe as here in d.c. >> reporter: friends say teasley visited the d.r. about a dozen times a year and describe him as street savvy and aware of his surroundings. >> he was very, very careful about what he did and who he went out with, but i believe that he was a victim. i think he was preyed upon. i think he was set up. >> according to local reports
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in santa domingua where he was found, his door was found unlocked. a shooting right outside the shaw howard metro station. the entrance of eighth and r street shut down, the entrance at seventh and s open that shooting was not in the metro itself, so d.c. police are handling this investigation. the shooting was near eighth and r streets northwest. police say one man was shot near the metro stop around 9:30 tonight and is expected to be okay. police are on the lookout for a black male in his 20s, slim build, gray hoodie, blue jeans. police are on the hunt for a gunman near delaware state university after 1 student was injured in the shooting this afternoon. a schoolwide lockdown was lifted hours ago and dover police say a male student was shot at an off campus residence hall around 4 p.m. at the living and learning commons 1/2-mile north of campus. the student was taken to the hospital with nonlife
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threatening injuries. d.c. police and the department of corrections are out looking for a man who escaped from the psychiatric institute to wisconsin avenue in northwest today. police say kenneth clayton escaped custody around 10:30 this morning. he was arrested on charges of simple assault, assaulting a police officer and possessing unregistered ammunition. police say if you see clayton, call 911. new information on the crash of virgin galactic spacecraft spaceship 2, federal investigators say they are far from done, but at this point it does appear pilot error might have contributed to last friday's crash of the spacecraft over the mojave desert. the ntsb says the device that shroves the rocket was deployed too soon. -- that sends off the rocket was deployed too soon. st. louis county police deny a report from the associated press that a no-fly
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zone over ferguson, missouri, in august was intended to keep out the news media. the federal government allowed police to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace over ferguson nearly two weeks after the police shooting of michael brown and the demonstrations that followed. the st. louis county sheriff said the restrictions were only intended to keep the skies safe for law enforcement aircraft and earlier today outgoing u.s. attorney general eric holder weighed in. >> transparency i think is always a good thing and the american people need to understand what happened, for instance, what was happening, what is happening in ferguson. anything that would artificially inhibit the ability of news gatherers to do what they do i think is something that need to be avoided. >> phone conversations recorded from the faa show police agencies had struggled with the wording of the no fly order to keep the media from entering the area. an iraqi official and sunni tribal leader say isis terrorists shot and killed 36 sunni men, women and children
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today. they say isis brought the victims to a public square and executed they one by one. that would push the total number of people killed in one iraqi village alone to more than 200 in the past few days. some analysts believe isis is targeting villagers who sided with american forces in the past. as one fan put it click has lost his clack. tom mcgancy died today, the co- host of car talk. he and his younger brother ray were the tappet brothers. they took questions about love, life and mostly broken down cars for more than 35 years when they retired. npr still broadcasts reruns of their weekly shows. tonight there are conflicting reports about whether the boy friend of maine nurse kaci hickox is allowed to the campus of university of maine where he's a nursing student. he has been asked to stay away for now because of fears of ebola, but the university said
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wilbur himself volunteered to stay off campus. his girl friend made headlines after refusing to be quarantined when she returned from west africa after treating ebola parents. neither she nor wilbur have shown signs so for. more tests are planned within the next 72 hours for a patient monitor for ebola. the patient will remain isolated at duke university hospital. health officials say the patient developed a fever after a trip to liberia but showed no symptoms while traveling. in prince george's county rents schools who have not yet gotten their kids vaccinated. >> starting wednesday your kid cannot come to school until they receive all their shots. at least 400 students have not received vaccinations for deadly diseases like measles and polio which are required by state law. in a statement today prince george's county school officials say they have made extraordinary efforts to get all the kid immunized and 99% are compliant. time has run out for the 155
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kindergarten and 259 middle schoolers whose parents have received exclusion letters unless they get their shots by wednesday. >> i have mixed feelings about it because i think some people have different reactions to the vaccines, but then again you don't want the kids to get sick either. >> it's a good idea. those can be very serious, significant diseases and in some cases they have been fatal. >> school is out today for professional development and tomorrow for elections giving those noncompliant parents one more day to get their kids' shots. president reagan's former chief of staff says he knows how to deal with president obama's sag poll numbers but thinks the current commander in chief won't like it. he says the reagan white house was in similar dire straits over the iran contra scandal in 1987 when the president reluctantly served up a no excuses i screwed up apology to the american people.
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>> i think it would be very useful and refreshing for president obama to say he holds himself and his administration accountable for some of the mistakes in the last few years. and let's roll up our sleeve and get to work. >> he says president reagan's poll numbers shot upwards after giving such a speech midway through his second terms. dubersteen endorsed president obama since 2008, a move he does not regret even though things have not turned out as well as he hoped. one thing is sure after elections tomorrow, all these political ads will stop at least for a while. >> as of now nobody knows who d.c. voters will pick as their new mayor and who maryland voters will choose as their new governor. >> jim osman is live with what you need to know about tomorrow's elections. >> tomorrow is a very important day. there's a lot at stake on' election day tomorrow.
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we want you to know about the top races and the places to find all the information you need. d.c. voters will choose from these three leading candidates for mayor, democrat muriel bowser and independents david catania and carol schwartz. voters will also decide on initiative 71. if approved, it would legalize the personalized and small cultivation of marijuana. anyone in the district could possess up to 2 ounces for personal use and grow no more than six cannabis plants in the residence. in maryland a race front and center on tuesday for governor pitting democrat anthony brown versus republican larry hogan. in the last week two major political tracking organizations reclassified the brown/hogan race to signify a tightening in the polls, an opening political science director dr. david rare said shouldn't exist. >> lieutenant governor anthony brown hasn't closed the sale on why he should go from
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lieutenant governor to governor. he should have done that months ago in an overwhelmly democratic state. >> reporter: and then the battle for the u.s. senate. reps need six seats to control the chamber. mark warner faces ed gillespie. warner has been favored in public opinion polls throughout. where would the republicans potentially pick up seats? the seats eyed are arkansas, west virginia, alaska, new hampshire and north carolina. >> the only reason we're not really talking about the house is because the republicans gained that majority in 2010 and near likely to essentially extend their majority in the house this time around. >> where can you find out all the information? check out the wusa9 app for a voter guide, complete list of polling places and a sample ballot. we'll see you tomorrow for the most comprehensive coverage of election 2014 on wusa9.
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drivers, here's a heads up about some more ticket traps in the area. >> a whole bunch of brand-new speed cameras have popped up right here in washington d.c. we'll show you where they are and how to avoid getting that ticket. >> voting is your civic duty, but could it be putting your personal info at risk? investigative reporter russ ptacek shows you just how vulnerable you are when you try to register online. >> a little light jacket when you go to vote a good idea, wake up temperatures 30s and 40s, lots of sunshine by 9:00, temperatures up to 50 downtown. we'll come back, sf$útalk ab warm it will get for election day and why we issued a yellow alert for thursday. and now the wusa9 restaurant alert app. i'm investigative reporter russ ptacek. to track inspections text food to 25543 for a link to restaurant alert. type in petworth market on georgia avenue northwest and the restaurant alert shows an
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october 1st suspension citing 10 violations including cobwebs throughout the store, mice droppings, live cockroach and smell of urine in bathroom. it passed reinspection and is back in business. click suspended restaurants to see hundreds of others we've covered. text food to
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if you registered to vote online, listen up. a wusa9 investigation has identified online security concerns that experts say could put your personal information at risk. investigative reporter russ ptacek uncovered one of the worst rated systems in the country right in our own backyard. >> reporter: it is fast and easy and convenient, but our test is for security. >> we need it to be secure. >> reporter: jeremy epstein is an elections technology expert. >> almost every site that someone wants to break they can break it. >> reporter: so we put voter registration sites to a test developed by quallace labs, the chief technical officer. >> we deal with voter vulnerability. >> reporter: registration sites want name, address and in virginia they want a social security number, in maryland and d.c. a driver's license
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number. first up maryland and virginia. when we ran the test first several months ago, both states earned an a minus, but we run the test several more times in the past few weeks and both states have slipped to grade c. let's look at it. security expert alan pollard says there is a big difference between an a grade and a c when it comes to protecting your voter information. how do you feel about a c? would you put your information in a c? >> no. because it will reflect how the security is across the whole site. >> reporter: and then there's d.c. when we first ran our test this past july, quallace says an f. >> that's really bad. >> reporter: epstein says d.c. failed because it is using an obsolete version of encryption that could create risks of identity theft and voter tampering. >> when there's smoke, there's usually fire and you found some pretty significant smoke. >> reporter: we immediately took our findings to the d.c. board of elections who told us
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the lapse we found did not create a security risk. >> if you got an f, you're in a world of hurt. >> reporter: the very in, day they made changes and -- very next day they made changes and scored an a. all the agencies made changes after our investigation. virginia and maryland have now both improved to a minuses. i'm investigative reporter russ ptacek, wusa9. >> russ tells us you can use the same test that we used on voter registration sites to test the securities of any website before you buy something online or even do banking. we've got a link to that on our wusa9 mobile app, pretty cool. we know they can drive you crazy, speed cameras, with revenue reportedly down in d.c., there's a whole new wave of those cameras going into place. as of today, six brand-new speed cameras are up and running in d.c. plus two new stop sign cameras. these new speed cameras are installed on maryland avenue northeast, park place northwest, lincoln road northeast, two along fourth street northeast and 12th street northeast.
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stop sign cameras are along north capitol street northeast. there's a 30 day warning period in effect today meaning if you violate the law, you'll only get a warning. after the grace period mpd will be snapping pictures and sending out tickets. always watching always tracking wusa9 first alert weather. >> topper is tracking a chilly start to tomorrow's election day. >> couldn't really diagram a better day. it can snow in early november. >> we try not to think about that. >> some of us do. we're looking at temperatures a bit above average, chilly start and warm finish. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, high temperature today 66. it's still kind of weird looking at scaffolding on the capitol. i would not want to go up there, wouldn't want to put it up or climb the scaffolding. still 52, dew point still in the 20s and we talked about
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this earlier. air mass is so dry it's generally clear to partly cloudy, winds negligible. i lowered temperatures overnight. headlines, terrific election day, really spectacular. next front will be wednesday night, still warm and dry wednesday. there will be more clouds, however, and then wet wednesday night and thursday, a yellow alert thursday for rain and showers that could affect both commutes thursday. 6 a.m. tomorrow everybody is in the 40s, but i think these temps are high. we'll see some mid- to upper 30s especially in gaithersburg and leesburg and manassas. you'll be in the upper 30s early. by 8:00 back in the upper 40s to around 50 downtown. by lunchtime maybe you want to grab a bite and go to the polls, upper 60s, almost 70 in culpeper, fredericksburg. that's pretty nice. our average high is now down to 62. by 4:00 still mild, 68 downtown, mid- to upper 60s in the suburbs, 70 in fredericksburg, a few clouds rolling through tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night,
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not going to produce any rain. by 8:00 we're still at 62 downtown, 50s in the burbs. just high cloud around, still in the 50s in the suburbs tomorrow night and 60 downtown at 10:00. that's pretty mild for this time of year. it stays in the 50s through the 11 p.m. hour. overnight clear to partly cloudy, chilly. we lowered them, 35 to 45 and then for morning mostly sunny and pleasant, 35 to 65. so it will be a rapid warm-up, but a chilly start, light jacket probably a good idea. by afternoon partly cloudy, breezy and warmer, southwest winds driving temperatures up to around 70, really a perfect election day, really the best day of the week. next three days, nice for election day, 70, and then 69, more clouds wednesday, some showers wednesday night, but the day will be fine well after rush hour, temperatures near 70, clouds keep temps down a bit. rain and showers thursday and temperatures around 60.
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that may be a little bit low, but we'll keep it in the low 60s. now next seven days look like this. behind the next front friday, cooler, 56, but at least it's dry for high school football. 60 on saturday, showers saturday night, not a huge deal. in the wake of that front blustery sunday, ravens home, low 50s the high, mid-50s and chilly but with sunshine on monday. the maryland terrapins big victory celebration is short lived. now their star receiver will be on the bench during one of their
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lions got into it on the field, officials blaming maryland for initiating the fight. while tempers flare the terps star receiver stefon diggs stephon made contact with an official suspending diggs for one game -- stefan diggs made contact with an official suspending diggs for one game. >> i want to apologize to our team, the university. that is not who we are. our emotions got the best of us. we got to be above that. >> diggs is suspended for the michigan state game november 15th in college park, a tough opponent and a big blow for the terps. diggs leads the team in catches, yards and touchdowns this season. he averages 130 all purpose yards a game. the next closest player only comes in at 52 yards. we're just past the midway point of the redskins' season as they head into the bye week. now is the time for coaches,
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players and brass to evaluate their team. they squandered a chance to make it three wins in a row and now need to regroup. they did get their franchise qb back, but gruden hasn't had a chance to see what he can do. griffin has yet to play an entire season. instead they've endured another quarterback carousel. today coach gruden was asked to assess that deposition so far and -- that position so far and it wasn't easy. >> you give him all the reps in training camp and he hurts his ankle. we get a good look at kirk and colt and now it's back to robert, but we feel good about robert's process so far. >> sunday's loss means a 3-6 start for the skins for the fourth straight season, but despite many fans losing hope, the players are not. gruden is realistic when it comes to his team's performance
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giving it a d or f plus, but he also said this group will fight to the very end. >> you really want to look for guys that compete every day and we're not going to stop competing. we're going to preach competition every day and we're never going to give up. we got to claw ourselves out of this thing. i don't feel like the effort was in doubt in the game. i just think the execution wasn't very good. finally your daily reminder to cast your vote in our high school game of the week poll. here are the four games to choose from this week. text the code of the game you want to 25543. we'll highlight that game on friday night's game on varsity. >> i think jim haslet, defensive coordinator, deserves special credit because in the 2nd half he came out with a defense that didn't put any pressure but didn't cover anybody. >> i wondered where you were going or what game you had watched. >> no, believe me, i was watching the redskins. >> the tale of two defenses. >> even the players were confused. we done know why
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that's wusa9 news for tonight. thank you so much for staying up with us. >> letterman is next. make it a great night, everybody, and go vote tomorrow. >> good advice.
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