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16-year-old robbery suspects inside one of the city's best high schools. i'll have the story coming up. >> reporter: i'm debra alfarone, my new friends kate and megan and we are here at the concert for valor sound tech. who are we listening to? >> jessie j. >> reporter: you don't want to miss it. we'll get to that, but we start tonight with tables turned against a home invader in aspen hill, maryland. thank you for joining us. i'm lesli foster. >> i'm derek mcginty. today police charged a 30-year- old habitual criminal with attempted murder after he was disarmed, captured and beaten down by just the folks he was trying to rob even though one of the victims was shot in the fight. scott broom is in aspen hill where it happened. >> reporter: you could describe what happened in an apartment here on pear tree court as mayhem last night and it happened with two little kids urge the age of 4 in the apartment to witness it. when it was over, this man, 30- year-old alleged home invader and gunman barrington dean watts had been disarmed, beaten and restrained by the two women and wounded man he attempted to
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rob. watts is accused of bursting into the apartment after 9:00 last night with two accomplices. one of the victims, a 26-year- old man was shot in the shoulder during the struggle and the two accomplices got away with some money, but watts paid for it dearly. the alleged gunman was so badly injured after having his gun taken away from him by his victims he's still in the hospital. >> one of the victims was able to get a handle on the gun and was actually helped out by another victim. so a struggle ensued. one of the victims actually suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder. they were able to detain this one suspect. the other two suspects actually fled. >> reporter: police say none of this was an accident. the robbers knew the suspects according to police and came here knowing what they were looking for and the children who were there at the time thankfully were unhurt, but perhaps not undamaged by the terror they witnessed in their home.
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watts is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, assault and use of a firearm while the search is on for the two guys who got away. in aspen hill, scott broom, wusa9. >> that victim who was shot in the shoulder is in the hospital and is expected to be okay. a home invasion stabbing in mclean put a middle aged couple in the hospital and two attorneys are behind bars charged in this one. investigators are still at the home on spencer drive. police say the homeowners, a husband and wife both 61 years old, were taken to inova fairfax hospital and their injuries are life threatening. sources tell wusa9 that those suspects like the victims are also attorneys who are 30 and 31 years old. this dispute apparently arose from a recent employment separation. >> obviously it's a horrible tragedy. >> respond to a knock at the front door and they're confronted by a guy. he eventually makes his way into the house, assaults both the male and female out
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occupants, homeowners, and one of them i'm told -- female occupants, homeowners, and one of them i'm told was able to get to an internal alarm system. >> the suspects were caught in a vehicle shortly afterwards. police were alerted around 10 p.m. police are withholding the suspects' names because the investigation is ongoing. the law firm where the male victim works had no comment. three students were robbed and a fourth was threatened with a shakedown during the school day inside the district's woodrow wilson senior high school friday. bruce johnson reports the two people taken into custody by police are not outsiders or strangers to the school community. >> reporter: by any measure test scores, diversity, location, woodrow wilson is at the top of the list among d.c. area high schools. it might also be considered one of the safest schools. we have three students who arrived here at lunch period.
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it was parent/teacher conference day at wilson and we were asking about three brazen robberies inside the school during lunch hour on friday. >> they hoped that wouldn't happen. >> probably not uncommon for a school in a large urban setting. >> it's unsettling to know there were three robberies in one day. >> reporter: in separate incidents a 16-year-old, a 15 and a 14-year-old student were robbed of their cell phones, a $500 heli hanson jacket, cash and earbuds. a fourth student was threatened by robbery by the same two suspects who used force. all four incidents were captured on cameras. a 15 and 16-year-old were arrested on the spot and the school administrator inside wilson senior high school, he recognized the two suspects. four incidents took place within minutes in a hallway, school shower and a stairwell. >> that's not surprising
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because i saw a girl get mugged in the bus on thursday. >> reporter: jacob boss, a 9th grader at wilson senior high with his parents mark and jennifer boss. >> it's a huge school. >> i'm not surprised about it. >> i'm sure that the administration will have handled it and will handle it and parents will be notified. our child was on a field trip, so we didn't know anything about it. >> reporter: it's unclear if parents were notified of the robberies by e-mail. the 15 and 16-year-old suspects were charged in all four cases and transported to juvenile detention. bruce johnson, wusa9. >> a spokesperson for d.c. school chancellor kaya henderson has told us they are working on a statement about the wilson high robberies and as soon as we get that, we will share it with you. let's go to virginia where police are investigating a homicide. this is live video near woodbridge senior high school and prince william county police tell us that the victim
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is an adult male. let me correct myself. the victim apparently i'm just hearing is a teenager. the body was discovered at about 4:30 this afternoon on oak wood drive. that is all that we know right now, but we will stay on top of this story and bring you any key developments. a former georgetown university student who had ricin in his dorm room was sentenced to one year and one day in jail. daniel millsman of bethesda will also have to serve three years of supervision after he's released. prosecutors argue that millsman intended to harm other people. according to the department of justice, that ricin he had could have killed an average person weighing 220 pounds if it had been inhaled or injected. lyj hackers hit the u.s. postal service affecting more than 800,000 postal workers. the agency says personal information, names, dates of birth, even social security numbers may have been compromised.
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customers who contacted their customer care centers via phone or e-mail between january 1st and august 16th may also be affected. the postal service is working with the fbi trying to figure out how the hackers broke into their computer system in the first place. are you one of the up to 800,000 people expected to attend the concert for valor tomorrow night on the mall? would you like a preview? >> debra alfarone is there. she's been listening to the sound checks all day. we think she can hear us. who are we listening to now? >> reporter: i'm not quite sure. i got to be really honest with you. it's either metallica or dave crowell. i heard jessie j, the british singer, earlier and jennifer hudson, one of my favorites and now i want you to listen as well. excited? >> yeah, yeah!
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[ screaming ] >> reporter: why are you excited? [ screaming ] >> reporter: i'm not sure if you can hear. we had british singer jessie j earlier. she was belting out her huge hit bang bang. if you looked a bit, you could see her behind the scaffolding. that was a big draw here today. she's probably the least known be hitting the mall. of course, bruce springsteen, carrie underwood, eminem, rihanna. it's enough to make all the people we spoke to including a bunch of tweens from chicago literally lose it. >> reporter: excited? >> oh, yeah! yeah! [ screaming ] >> reporter: why are you excited? [ screaming ] >> reporter: i'm sorry, guys. it is so hard to hear that i couldn't hear what was going
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on, whether those kids were screaming and now we've got a little bit of guitar going on in the background while people come here throughout the evening walking their dogs, taking a walk at night. it's going to be a big deal tomorrow night. we'll be all over this one. live from the mall, debra alfarone, wusa9. >> you captured the excitement, deb. talk about a family affair. coming up what inspired a mother and her son to step up to defend our country? >> a really nice evening. it's going to be very nice tomorrow. we'll talk more about that in detail. we'll show yonumbers today. 66 and 42, averages now 60 and 43, not near the record. record high was 76, record low 27. we'll come back. we're tracking arctic air and we have a couple flakes on the seven-day. we'll explain. >> but first trial by fire, now a teen-ager's quick thinking made the difference between life and death for a cop
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he said i can't feel my legs and his door was jammed shut and i said i can't get you out through the door. i'll have to get you out through the window. >> officer mark kimsy and the driver of the pickup both in the hospital expected to survive. topper says this weather is about as good as it is going to get. things are going to change around here. we'll let him be the bearer of that news comin
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reach. medina's sons are grown now. so she and her 18-year-old ezequiel decided the time was right to serve together. medina says she joined to honor her father who served, too. >> this means a lot to me. my dad has shown me a lot. my dad has taught me a lot and to be able to follow in his footsteps is an honor. >> michelle will ship out thursday, just a couple days after veterans day. ezequiel leaves in february. over the weekend organizers of the annual macy's thanksgiving day parade held a practice session at citi field in queens. this year they've got six new balloon, thomas the tank engine, paddington bear and the red power ranger among them. this is the 88th annual parade stepping off 9 a.m. thanksgiving day in the bitter cold. know on the go.
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text radar to 25543 and download the wusa9 weather app. >> they're going to be practicing in the cold. >> they are. could you pay me to go to that parade? i don't think so. >> i stepped out there when i lived in new york and it was a little chilly. >> the kids love it. we're looking at a mild day tomorrow and wednesday and then the arctic air is catching up with us. it's going down. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam looking at national harbor and the big ferris wheel. 59, still pretty nice this time of night really, winds out of the south, southeast at 8 and the humidity in check, only 46%, a pretty dry air mass. now that your furnace is on, you want to add moisture back into your house. if you're running a dehumidifier, turn it off quickly. satellite and radar picture combined, there's the leading edge of the arctic air in the
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northern plains, northern rockies, up to 16 inches of snow well west of minneapolis st. paul. we'll see clouds filter in later tonight and tomorrow, a very nice veterans day. we'll go from warm to chilly to arctic. we're okay tomorrow, 63 and 64 wednesday and then it really begins to plunge, only 50 thursday for a high, only 45 on friday for a high and our average is 60. so about 15 degrees below average by the week's end. another great evening, though, tonight, temperatures very mild, bus stop temperatures okay, too, 38 to 50, pretty nice for this time of year. mild veterans day, some clouds and then maybe a sprinkle and still mild wednesday and then the chilly air begins to move in thursday and then really gets downright cold by friday. 10:00 tonight walking the dog, upper 40s, maybe mid-40s, leesburg, manassas and gaithersburg and 50 downtown. by morning the clouds filter
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up. we'll see more cloud than this is depicting. this may be a bit underdone. we'll say low 40s at 6 a.m. north and west, mid-40s downtown. by 8:00 a lot of cloud cover certainly east of 95 with temperatures still in the 40s, so pretty nice start tomorrow. it's going to be mild despite the clouds. by 1:00 i think we'll see more clouds than we show. that will keep temps down a little, still low to mid-60s. we don't see any clouds, we'll be in the mid- to upper 60s. i think we'll have a slight chance of a sprinkle. by 8:00 tomorrow night, concert in full steam, a few clouds, temperatures mid- to upper 50s. tonight becoming partly cloudy, just chilly, temperatures 38 to 48 and winds southeast at 5 to 10. we got 47 at 7:00, 53 at 9:00, 61 at 11:00 with cloud coming back and 1:00 some -- clouds coming back and 1:00 some
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clouds. next three days, 64, much colder wednesday night and thursday breezy and chilly, struggle to hit 50. by friday maybe a flurry in the morning, only 45, rather cold for the terps game saturday, 46, cold for the burgundy and gold, toonly upper 40s. it will be dry du the game, a sprinkle overnight, may lead to another early morning snow flurry on monday morning. there's just something not right about sunday and bye week, just something not right. >> felt a little void this weekend? >> apparently you did. when the team comes back, they'll have a cold welcome back. >> against a warm weather team. the redskins say they're refreshed, ready for the 2nd half of the season ready to get back in the win column. coach gruden says he spent the free week trying to figure out why his team is in the
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now wusa9 game on sports with kristen berset brought to you by xfinity. >> as players took time away from the game to refresh their minds and their bodies, redskins head coach jay gruden used the bye week to assess his team through the first nine weeks and try to pinpoint why they are 3-6. what he figured out was his team isn't nearly as bad as the record indicates. considering the quarterback carousel and the injuries they've suffered, gruden points out it's the little things, the lack of consistency that's put them in the basement of the nfc east, lack of attention to detail. the skins lost two games by three points or less. gruden feels this team is capable of really turning their season around. >> you look at the six losses and there's a play here, a play there. we're just so close to being 7-
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2 as opposed to 3-6 and that's the way the nfl is right now. >> we could even be 6-3 this season. we all know what we're capable of as a team when we get all phases rolling. we just got to string together some wins. >> they're all staying positive. today receiver leonard hankerson went through his first full practice as a member of the 53 man roster. he was activated last week. now the real challenge begins, working his way back into the extremely crowded receiver rotation. it's now the baltimore ravens turn for a week off. they got a victory yesterday against the titans to head into the bye week on a high note. they are a half game back in the first division but still in the last place. the afc north is the winningest division by record in the league. a lot of work to do to get better. >> it just feels good to get off the losing streak and get a win going off the bye week. we'll try to correct some
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things and try to get better and get some much needed rest and get ready for the next challenge which is the new orleans saints. maryland terrapins have become bowl eligible for the second time under randy edsall and a first time as a member of the big 10 conference. things were looking up until they got bad news regarding a star player. a source confirms to wusa9 sports that receiver stefon diggs has a lacerated kidney. it happened during the penn state game two saturdays ago. the source was not sure of a timetable for diggs anticipate return. diggs is already out for this -- diggs' return. diggs is already out for this saturday's game at penn state due to suspension. there are two regular season games remaining. remember this 31 years ago today? senior quarterback frank wright led an incredible comeback down 31-0 at the half sixth ranked miami and overcame that to win 42-40. it was the largest comeback in college football history until 2006 when that record was
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broken. one team having early success in the big 10 is the field hockey team. the terps won the conference championship in its first year. they begin play saturday. and your daily reminder to vote in our high school game of the week poll. it is playoff edition. text the code of the game you want to 25543. >> who is old enough to actually remember >> and the rest of us will say good-bye. the cbs evening news is coming up next. >> i will cane
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>> pelley: tonight winter jumps the gun. a snowstorm in the up midwest with car wrecks and flight delays. most of the country will feel it as polar vortex heads south and southeast. jamie yuccas reports. the new v.a. secretary tells us how he intends to fix veterans affaf vets were forced to wait for care. >> we don't want any harm to our veterans. >> pelley: fire in every direction. carter evans takes us inside the yarnell tragedy with newly released video of the day 19 firefighters were killed. and vladimir duthiers with the photographs of hugh mangum. he saw no difference between block and white. >> she has a simple dress on but she looks so regal. i would love to sit down and


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