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word. >> you're playing with fire. playing with fire. >> i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> he's playing with fire. we're playing with ice this morning with light freezing rain in spot. >> i have every single weather element in our forecast within 48 hours. not even the seven-day forecast. let's get to it. let's take a look at doppler 9000. element number one freezing rain and also some rain. light showers through culpeper down through orange. temperatures are going to warm up more so than yesterday, but it's going to be a slow climb up to the mid-50s. so we do have some issues. freezing rain advisory in place. areas along 66, 81. once you head farther south of d.c., that's where we could see some of the sprinkles. here's the freezing rain advisory. it goes till noon. i think temperatures will be well above freezing by noon. keep your eyes out for those areas along 66 through culpeper and luray. by the time the showers get to baltimore, they won't be dealing with ice at all. after a couple of showers have pushed on through between 7:00 and 9:00, we'll see a cloudy
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day and temperatures warm to the mid-50s. that's an improvement from yesterday with the help of some southeasterly winds. but tomorrow we're talking mid- 70s. that's a 20-degree jump. that will come with some rain. we'll talk about that coming up. what have you got going on? quiet? >> it is quiet. i think we'll take it. we certainly had our experience we should say. for those of you hopping on metro, going to let you know the trains and buses running on time. certainly so far so good. a look at the beltway shows you everything is free and clear. no major issues right now. 295 clear. bw parkway smooth as well. that's where we find sky 9 over in college park showing us how things are shaping up on the outer loop of the beltway. 95 free and clear as well. so cars are moving. things moving smoothly this morning so certainly so far so good. we can take a trafficland camera and show you how things ever shaping up in the -- are shaping up in the district. today is the start of pothole palooza. a lot of the potholes should get filled up as crews make
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their way in and around d.c. back to you. >> thank you, larry. 6:02. we're following a developing story out of san jose, california. police are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a police officer. late last night officers answered a call about an armed man threatening to kill himself. when they got there the gunman shot and killed a police officer and then took off. police are now looking for 57- yard scott dunham. >> i can assure you and assure our community that this investigation will continue until this person is apprehended. >> the officer was a 12-year veteran of the san jose police department. the justice department is weighing in on the ongoing debate about the redskins team name. >> delia goncalves is live in our satellite center. delia, what's the justice department's view on this debate? >> reporter: it's a big one. it's going to impact a lot of fans out there who support the name and those who oppose the name. here's the news. the doj agreed to strip the
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trademark of the washington redskins meaning that the team can still use its logo and name but now so can anyone else. the deal calls the redskins' fight baseless and a, quote, tortured effort. the u.s. patent and trademark office canceled the team's trademark about last year calling it disparaging to native americans. the team appealed that decision. owner dan snyder vowed to never change the name claiming it honors the history of native americans but the doj says it's not the intent but the impact of the name that matters most. and that is essentially the root of this whole case. freedom of speech versus the offense of others. i'll break all of that down in the next half-hour. back you to in the studio. >> all right, delia, thank you. police say they have now made an arrest in the stabbing death of a case in greenbelt. the murder happened last night at a home in the 9100 block of edmonston road.
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detectives say they found a 38- year-old man lying on the the living room couch suffering from stab wounds to the neck. the man later died. the suspect also 38 years old was arheed right on the scene. -- arrested right on the scene. no word on a motive yet. weather conditions are hampering the search of a 5- year-old virginia boy. his name is noah thomas. when his mother woke up sunday, noah has disappeared from their home. there's no sign of foul play but the longer he is missing, the less likely it is that noah will be found alive. this afternoon the widow of a man murdered last month inside the donovan hotel is expected to speak for the first time. >> nikki burdine is live in northwest d.c. outside the donovan hotel. nikki, it's been a month. any developments in this case yet? >> reporter: no, no new developments, no updates in this case. it's been more than a month since david messerschmitt was found stabbed to death here inside the donovan hotel. now, messerschmitt was a d.c. attorney. he lived in d.c. with his wife and he worked at the dla piper
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law firm. on february 10 he was found lying face down on a bed here with multiple stab wounds to his back. almost immediately after d.c. police released this surveillance video of a person of interest, you can see that person going up and down the stairs of the hotel at one point covering their face but still police have not been able to identify this person. in fact, it's hard to tell if it's a man or a woman. messerschmitt was also married and today his wife kim vuong will be making a statement to the police. we still don't know exactly what she will say but no doubt she wants closure and she wants justice for her husband who was murdered here more than a month ago. coming up at 6:30, i'll tell you why d.c. police still haven't told us why messerschmitt was here in the first place. more on that coming up in a half-hour. for now back to you in the studio. >> nikki burdine live outside the donovan hotel this morning. the number two official at the homeland security department is facing questions about a possible conflict of
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interest this morning. the agency's inspector general says hall han grow maorkis improperly intervened. he helped get visas in ways that created the appearance of favoritism and special access. he is not accused, though, of violating any laws. u.s. troops are going to be in afghanistan a little longer than expected. president obama had planned to leave only 5600 troops in afghanistan by the end of this year but those plans have now changed. now 9800 will remain there through 2015. yesterday during a visit to arlington then september the afghan president ashara ghani made it clear afghan still needs help. >> the americans that have died must not die in vain. they must leave behind a legacy of a stable afghanistan. >> ghani requested the slower
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drawdown. he says a larger u.s. troop presence will help prevent afghanistan from becoming a launching pad for new terrorism. we could get clues soon into what caused a jetliner to crash in the french alps. a black box has been recovered. the crash killed all 150 people on board, including two babies. >> for the time being we say it's an accident. there's nothing more we can say right now. everything else would be speculation. >> the plane was less than an hour from landing in dusseldorf on a flight from barcelona when it went into a rapid descent. there were no distress calls from the pilot. d.c. is launching s it annual pothole palooza campaign today. mayor muriel bowser will kick off the 11th annual pothole palooza. the goal is to patch the hole within 48 hours of getting a
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complaint. michele richards is asking for help. she says the potholes along allentown road near westchester drive are rattling her nerves and her car. the right hand travel lanes in both directions are particularly bad. our cameras even spotted bus drivers slowing down to a crawl as they approached the intersection. we reached out to region with hopes of getting these fixed very soon. if you have a pothole would you like our pothole patrol team to help get fixed, go to or tweet us at wusa9 and use the hashtag potholepatrol9. please include the city, cross street and block number of that pothole. local leaders want to campaign to keep you safe while you walk around your community. >> in a frank gone bad, someone stretched saran wrap across a highway causing major problems. here's howard with a preview of the weather. >> doppler 9000 tells us we have rain on the way and some spots it's cold enough for light freezing rain. freezing advisories up across
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virginia, parts of southern
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6:11 on this wednesday morning. cold and dry here in d.c. at the moment. we've got some rain and light freezing rain in spots off to our west and southwest. we'll have to watch that through mid if not late this morning. the freezing rain advisory does go into effect till noon if it's not canceled earlier. most of the shower activity will be this morning. a cloudy and cool day eventually. i'm talking 5:00, 6:00 p.m. that's when we'll likely hit our highs between 52 and 57. chance for some thunderstorms and much warmer air coming in for thursday. i'll have your seven-day forecast in about -- at about
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6:18. good morning. good morning, sir. i want to let you know we're keeping a close eye on the accident on the outer loop of the beltway between maryland 355 and old georgetown road in north bethesda. we have two cars on the the shoulder. one car facing the wrong way. our camera at old georgetown road facing eastward doesn't show any delays in the area, but you want to be particularly mindful if you're going to be heading out in that area. we'll keep a close eye on it and let you know how things shape up. for those of you traveling on 95 heading north from areas like dale city through lorton, newington toward the beltway, no issues this morning. free and clear on the northbound and southbound side of 95. andrea and mike, back to you. >> thank you, larry. a campaign to help keep bicyclists, pedestrians and everybody safe kicks off today. it's called street smart. organizers are urging drivers and cyclists and walkers to make an extra effort to watch out for each other. details of the campaign will be announced at 11:00 app at the college park city -- a.m. at the college park city hall. rushern baker is expected to be
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there. distracted driving could be more serious of a problem for teenagers than previously thought. that's the finding of a new report from aaa foundation for traffic safety. distraction was a factor in nearly six out of ten moderate to severe teen crashes. that's four times higher than the previous estimates. a hearing is set for today in annapolis about a bill created in the wake of the death of ethan saylor, the 26- year-old who died in january 2013 when off-duty sheriff's deputies forcibly removed him from a frederick movie theater. turns out saylor had down syndrome. the bill would create a center to recruit and train people with intellectual and developmentally disabilities. they would then participate in law enforcement training across the state. today's hearing is at 1:00. some new mobile health clinics are being unveil dad to reach underserved communities. united medical center is launching the clinics for ward 7 and 8 and communities in southern prince george's county. the clinics will provide
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screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, h.i.v. and pregnancy. a new report says some of the fish we eat here in the united states may have been caught by thousands of men who are being held for slave labor. >> what do you do when you need some help moving an overturned big rig? well, we'll show you how some elephants were used. >> nick has those stories and more coming up in about tw
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welcome back. it's time to run through what's making headlines right now. first up the seafood you eat may have been caught by slaves. the associated press has released the results after lengthy investigation into the intdz nearbyian -- indonesian fishing industry. workers live in cells not much bigger than cages working 20- hour days withth or no pay and no daze off. many come from some of the poorest countries in that region. it's been dubbed the right to try bill. it allows terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs not yet stocked on pharmacy shelves and to treatments once they've cleared the first phase of the fda's approval process. here's what governor mike pent had to say yesterday when the bill was signed into law in indiana. >> as i said before, this is a great state about the compassion and care of the people of indiana for our most
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vulnerable. >> indiana joins michigan, colorado, missouri, and louisiana as the only states that have passed a right to -- [indiscernible] yesterday the city council voted to promote the assistant city manager pam hylton who will replace john shaw who resigned two weeks ago in the wake of the justice department on ferguson. not sure who thought this prank was a good idea but a group of people stretched saran wrap across an i-90 exit in idaho. it damaged several cars when they hit the wrapping head-on. no one was hurt. people ran away from the scene before deputies arrived. the search for them continues. another highway was the scene after circus act yesterday literally when a truck got stuck on the shoulder of i-49 in louisiana. watch what happens. it started tipping toward a ditch. turns out the truck was carrying three elephants so the driver led two of them outside the truck to help prop it up. leave it to a couple of
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elephants to save the day. scary moment yesterday at universal theme park in orlando when the hulk roller coaster malfunctioned. the car stopped about 50 yards short of the unloading area. 20 riders were able to walk down a stairwell but a dozen had to be rescued using safety harnesses. everyone is okay but a scary moment. special delivery for the hockey player on the side of the highway [ inaudible ] but the baby just wouldn't wait so devin gave birth to a baby girl right on the side of a michigan highway yesterday. both baby and mom are okay. pop certainly a proud father. on the ice tonight you have been invited now officially to watch the congressional hockey challenge. members of the canadian parlment, u.s. congress and u.s. warrior ice hockey lace up the skates for a game open to the public. it will benefit local nonprofit hockey associations. the puck drops at 7:00. be there, be square at the ice
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plex. >> want to see who's on the ice. i want to see who is actually going to skate. >> it could get interesting. >> thanks, nick. here's howard, 6:20. >> this is a friendly game. >> what about the kids at the bus stop? what do they need to wear? >> something cold because it's cold outside and some areas rain gear. the problem with the cold and the rain, it's cold enough for some light freezing rain. areas to northern maryland not under the advisory now. you might have to be added. i'll show new a second. the day planner has a warm-up. yesterday we stayed in the 40s. today we'll make the mid-50s but i'm thinking those temperatures won't top till 5:00, 6:00 p.m. it will be a slow climb to get there as winds go southeast to southerly. they could get breezy in spots this afternoon in the 10 to 15 range. all those areas in pink from calvert -- not calvert, excuse me -- from charles to st. mary's across the river t. does
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go into fairfax, loudoun, north and west through the shenandoah valley, culpeper north. those are freezing rain advisories till noon. slick spots are possible. it does look light but it doesn't take a lot to create slippery travel. the storm system is actually well in the midwest. that's snow in wisconsin with a warm front coming toward us, that's producing this light area of rain and light freezing rain which is approaching winchester right now. temperatures are critical. down in culpeper and fredericksburg, you're above freezing. all of this is moving toward the east. stafford is much colder than fredricksburg. they're up to 33 now. that's good news. 28 in manassas. it's 32 in winchester and also front royal. this area in northern virginia and north, if the rain moves in, that could be a problem, even up in frederick, gaithersburg, hagerstown, we'll have to watch out for those areas as well. our forecast today, 55. mainly morning showers. the light freezing rain possible for a few more hours. not as cold tonight, 45 to 50 with a couple of showers.
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tomorrow warm, windy, showers in the morning. a break. then showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. 73 if not warmer back into the low to mid-50s friday with an early shower. cold on saturday. only 43. yes, not a mistake. then maybe by mother nature. 53 on sunday. larry miller is here now with timesaver traffic for you. >> keeping a close eye on that accident taking place -- that took place rather at north bethesda. i'll get out of the way so you can see it. this is on the outer loop. three cars involved in an accident there. sky 9 is making its way there so hopefully we'll be able to give you a live shot of the situation soon. meantime if you're going to be traveling southbound on 270 from buckeystown pike to the split, you're looking at a 37- minute commute this morning. if you're going to be traveling eastbound on 66 from sully road to north lee highway you're looking at a 28-minute commute. from duke street to second street southwest heading northbound on 395, a 10-minute commute there. traveling on the eastern side of the beltway from branch avenue to baltimore avenue, a
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17-minute commute. for my metro riders, no problems this morning as the trains, buses all running on schedule. certainly so far so good. a live look outsideshows you how things are shaping up on 270 where we have reports of slowdowns mainly in the clarksburg area. volume starting to build up. there you go. right there on the southbound side but no major delays, just some volume building up so be mindful if you're going to be heading out soon. we'll send it back to you. a woman jailed for the murder of her son is freed after spending more than two decades locked away. >> massachusetts is asking for federal help to rebuild after the record breaking winter. wusa9 is back
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it's the biggest trade violation in history. today middle east governments are shredding open skies agreements they signed pumping over $40 billion in prohibited subsidies into their state-owned airlines. protectionism at its worst. and their actions threaten thousands of u.s. aviation jobs. it's time for middle east countries to play by the rules. restore competition. restore open skies. fight for american jobs.
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testimony in the boston bombing trial will continuing. >> prosecutors spoke on gun evidence take shows defendant dzhokhar tsarnaev played a key role in the deadly 2013 attacks. marley hall has more. >> reporter: new video appears to show dzhokhar and tamerlan tsarnaev leaving a firing range in new hampshire. less than a month before the boston marathon bombing. f.b.i. analysts testified the brothers practiced shooting for about an hour with rented 9 millimeter handguns. massachusetts state police lieutenant david cahill told jurors 56 shell casings from a 9 millimeter semiautomatic
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handgun were recovered from the crime scene where the brothers were in a shootout with police. cahill said that same gun was used to kill mit police officer sean collier hours earlier. dr. matthew leavitt told jurors dzhokhar's message scrolled insides the boat where he was captured is consistent with jihadi documents found on his laptop. another note was shown to the jury, this one a plea to keep his financial aid. he claimed his school work suffered because he lost relatives in chechnya. quote, a republic that is occupied by russian soldiers that falsely accused and abduct innocent men under false pretenses and terrorist accusations. dzhokhar wrote he wamentsed to do well in school so -- wanted to do well in school so he could help those in his country. >> a close friend of tamerlan theaf navy pleaded guilty to a
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reduced charge of lying to the fin. prosecutors say he deceived investigators about his relationship with the deceased bombing suspect. she'd been on arizona's death row for 22 years. now debra miltey has been exonerated. the. her son, a 4-year-old boy was shot to death. prosecutors failed to disclose the history of misconduct by the dentive. >> she was a victim of a dirty cop. she was a victim of prosecutors sitting on evidence that probably would have saved her. >> she spent two decades on death row. now two men are on death row for killing christopher. both refuse to testify against his mother. the home of sandy hook elementary school shooter has
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been demolished. the town bought the house for a dollar and decided to use just under $30,000 from the sandy hook recovery fund to pay for the demolition. adam lanza killed his mother in the house before massacring 20 children and six school employees at the elementary school. he killed himself as police moved in. a former university of oklahoma student seen in a racist video is expected to make his first public remarks since the controversy started all according to the dallas morning news. levi pettitt is making his first comments since the sygma epsilon video went viral. massachusetts is asking for federal help to try to recover from one of the snowiest winters on record. more than 8 feet of snow fell in parts of the state. they're seeking relief for hundreds of cities and towns. the money would go towards snow removal costs and weather- related damage which totals about $400 million. no snow for us but some of you might see freezing rain this morning. >> so you have that to look
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forward to. good morning and happy wednesday with wusa9. more coffee. i'm mike hydeck. larry is here. freezing rain gets your attention regardless of the fact it's spring. >> pretty skies out here right thousand but the clouds are moving in. right now but the clouds are moving in. temperatures in 20s and 30s in spots, that's a bad equation. >> the freezing rain advisory goes till noon but it will probably end sooner than that as temperatures get above freezing. we are at 32 degrees as you head just along warrenton and manassas at 28. so as the rain pushes on through, just watch out for some slick spots n. is a short event but it could be impactful if you get near one of those slick spots so be cautious of that. everywhere else the clouds are still headed your way. not a bad start if you're waking up inside the beltway. the rain pushes on through by 9:00. we'll see the temperatures increase. i wouldn't be surprised if they drop the freezing rain advisory. but we'll see a couple of
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shower for your morning commute right through about lunch time. then we dry out for the rest of the day. then the temperatures get up compared to yesterday. well eab into the mid-50s. so a -- we'll be into the mid- 50s. so a much better afternoon. storms headed your way but first, larry. good morning. your time right now 6:31. we're talking about an accident in north bethesda this morning on the outer loop of the beltway between 355 and old georgetown road. three cars are involved in that accident. sky 9 making its way there. hopefully we'll be able to give you a live shot soon. want to show you our maryland camera at old jorntown road. no -- georgetown road. no delays in that area. moon time if you're going to be traveling throughout other areas of the beltway right now, mainly in virginia heading northbound through newington, through lorton on toward the beltway, no issues this morning. you can see volume starting to build up on the northbound side of 95. andrea and mike, back to you. >> thanks, larry. another federal agency is taking a stand against the redskins team name. >> on monday the justice
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department filed paperwork supporting a move to end the team's trademark rights. >> delia goncalves is live in the satellite center with more on this latest development. it's a big blow to the team. >> reporter: it's huge. there will be a lot of repercussions and no doubt they're trying to figure out their next move at this point in the game. the redskins, their trademark stripped. they can still use their name and the logo but now so can anyone else. the law says they no longer have exclusive rights to the name redskins. the team cited freedom of speech when it appealed an earlier decision by the u.s. patent and trademark office to strip its trademark. the first amendment right does not play a factor here. the doj arks the trademark is not protected as private expression and since registering a trademark uses public funds, it cannot be
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offensive or degrading. owner dan snyder claims the name honors the history of native americans but that did not fly with the doj and they went back to the law that says intent does not matter. what does matter is the impact of the name. according to the doj, the impact deeply negative on the native american community. i can tell you this fight is not over. we'll still continue. a hearing is already scheduled for june. back to you in the studio. >> delia, thank you. last month a d.c. attorney was found stabbed to death inside the donovan hotel. >> and more than a month later, there have been no developments in the case. but later today, we are expected to hear from the victim's wife. nikki burdine is live outside the donovan hotel in northwest d.c. with a preview of that. >> reporter: today will be the first time we hear from david messerschmitt's widow since her
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husband was found stabbed to death insides the donovan hotel and still two months after his death, we do not have any new developments or information really about this case. police haven't been able to identify the one person of interest they have in some surveillance video. let's get you right to that video. this is the person of interest police have been looking for since messerschmitt was found stabbed to death in a hotel. this afternoon his widow kim vuong will be giving a statement at police headquarters. they hope to get more information from d.c. police on the investigation as well. right now we only know that messerschmitt was found face down on a bed in a hotel room here with multiple stab wounds to his back. it's also not clear why he was even here in the first place. messerschmitt lived and worked in d.c. he was an attorney and lived here with his wife. we don't know what his widow will say today in her public statement at d.c. police headquarters but you can imagine two months after his death and still no answers she most likely wants answers and she will most likely ask for the public.
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of course we will be there and bring yous latest update on what we -- bring you the latest update on what we found out today. >> there's still a reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction as well. a court hearing about president obama's executive order on immigration is planned for april 17. that's the word from a federal appeals court in new orleans. at issue is whether to lift the temporary hold on the president's immigration order. just last month a texas judge blocked the plan after a lawsuit was filed by 26 states. the house oversight committee released some surveillance tape after government vehicle driving through a secure area at the white house and then nudging a temporary barrier that car was being driven by two senior secret service agents accused of being drunk at the type. at the time there -- time. at the time there were other acts in the middle of an investigation -- agents in the middle of an investigation looking introa suspicious package. director clancy says he needs more time to fix things in his agency and more money to hire
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acts. -- agents. [ no audio ] >> workers at treasury which includes the i.r.s. had the lowest. a public hearing on metro safety is planned for this evening. among the panel is expect add metrorail operator who has been on the job for about eight year. the hearing takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the new york avenue press tearian church. robin burroughs is the facebook fan of the day. she says she taught her granddaughter about the weather and now she watches it from home. >> robin wins four tickets to six flags america for being our fan of the day. it's easy for you to become our next fan of the day. go to our wusa9 facebook page and fill out the entry form.
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>> here's howard with the forecast. >> the freezing rain advisory has been expanded to cover the entire metro, not on the eastern shore. we're looking at light rain and showers and freezing rain in spots this morning. climbing into the 50s this afternoon. big changes over the next few days. full seven-day in a
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freezing rain to cause problems. areas especially as you get toward 66 and north cold enough that now everybody is under a freezing rain advisory till noon. i think it will be canceled before then for most of us. look for mainly morning showers. isolated shower this afternoon with a late afternoon high in the low to mid-50s. larry miller, what is the commute looking like now? >> so far so good. still keeping a close eye on the accident taking place on the outer loop of the beltway between old georgetown road and 355. metro riders, the trains and buses running on schedule this morning so-so far certainly so good. for those of you coming from i- 270 heading south from frederick toward the beltway, no major issues, just seems like we have volume starting to build up mainly in the clarksburg area. heading east on 66, no issues there either. free and clear on both the eastbound and westbound side of 66 this morning. andrea and mike, back to you. >> thanks, larry. american express is dealing with even morissettebacks-- >> more setbacks. >> breaking news in your money
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this morning. nick giovanni joins us live from the newsroom with that. >> reporter: we do have breaking news to report of a blockbuster merger. just a few minutes ago word came down from the associated press heinz is buying kraft. this cared r creates the third -- this creates the third largest food company combining heinz, kraft and oscar meyer. next on the docket, maryland's budget plan. the state senate is scheduled to consider a bill today which would change it restoring some education funding along with funds for a 2% cost of living adjustment for state employees. the house of delegates passed those bills last week. the ongoing battle between american express and merchants may end up costing american expressity card of choice status for the wealthy and well traveled. for example, costco is ending its 15-year relationship between the company in favor of
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citigroup and visa. some airline v.i.p. lounges have been switching to other card companies as well and american express stock is feeling the pressure. it's down 12% this year. 4,000 ofity employees recently learned they'ring laid off. tough times right now for the company. today their ceo is scheduled to answer to shareholders at an annual investor day. the auto world, general motors is recalling almost 92,000 chevy malibus now model years 2013 through 2015. the company says the sunroofs can close accidentally, even if the switch is just barely touched. g.m. doesn't though of any injuries on the issue just yet. meanwhile about 30,000 mercedes cls class cars are being recalled over an led tail lamp. they may not light properly in select models from 2012 to 2015. one more recall to report for blew bell ice cream. this time the company is
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recalling -- blue bell ice creep. this time the company is recalling three ounce cups of ice cream that could be contap at a timed with listeria -- contaminated with listeria. no serious illness has been reported at this point. >> okay. >> thanks a lot, nick. music festivals are part of american pop culture and a new form of music festival is beginning to pop up across the country. >> coming up, we'll preview a new festival in the d.c. region right af
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in one year 5.6 million hospital workers helped perform 26.6 million surgeries deliver 3.7 million babies and treat 133 million e.r. patients.
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now congress is considering cuts which could increase wait times reduce staff, and threaten your community's health. keep the heart of america's hospitals strong. for you and your family tell congress: don't cut hospital care. it's 6:46. time to see what our partners at cbs this morning are covering. gayle king joins us. good morning, friend. >> igood to see you. we're starting with a story i know you're covering as will. mark philips is near the scene of the plane crash in france.
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holy williams is in the german town where families are grieving the loss of 16 students. joe schlesinger is here on how to spring clean not your house but your finances. and a new look at how we win and lose arguments. sarah coop other why men and women -- i love this -- remember things differently. the news is back in the the morning. we'll see you at 7:00 straight up. do you find that that happens? you have one point of view. they have the other point of view and you were both there at the same time but see it so drastically different. >> they just don't get it, gayle. >> they are wrong. [ laughter ] >> we know we're wrong. thanks, gayle. >> we'll be watching. >> we have to be reminded constantly. remind us about what's happening today, tomorrow in weather. >> it's cold out there now. that's a problem. we have moisture moving in, enough moisture, enough cold that we'll get pockets of light freezing rain till things warm up enough to give us a few
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showers and eventually we'll warm into the 50s. for the next several hours if you have to be out and about, you've got to be alert to the potential for slick spots. here's a look at our day planner. a little bit of sun about to show through. the sun is coming up in about 20 minutes or so, 15, 20 minutes. not going to see much of it. we will have the light freezing rain and showers this morning. mostly cloudy, isolated shower this afternoon with a late afternoon high into the mid- 50s. that freezing rain advisory has been extended to cover the entire metro now. that goes until noon. light icing here and there, a few slick spots. it shouldn't be too bad but we're watching a storm system in the midwest move our way. that snow in wisconsin but here it's rain and light freezing rain. you can see all of this moving toward the east so it's coming out of the winchester area. this will cross into northern maryland and the district, prince george's county, southern maryland as well. temperatures -- i've got to show you this before i get to our forecast. manassas is 28 but stafford 33.
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culpeper 36. leesburg is 32. there's going to be a period of several hours where we could have that light icing. our forecast eventually 55. tonight 50. a couple of showers tonight but not nearly as cold, midz 40s in the cold -- mid-40s in the cold spots. tomorrow low to mid-70s with morning showers and afternoon showers and storms. an early shower friday turning colder, mid-50s. then a ridiculously cold saturday before we're back in the 50s on sunday. it's 6:49. good morning, larry miller. >> good morning, sir. in north bethesda we have a car or several cars facing the wrong direction. not causing any major delays near the crash site but on the the outer loop of the beltway up to the 95 interchange there, we're starting to see some volume building and slight delays in that area. be mindful if you're going to be heading out. sky 9 is giving you a look at how things are shaping up on 270. you can see volume starting to build up for the folks heading towards the split this morning. add anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to your drive time if at all possible but it looks
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like traffic is certainly building up there on ien it 270 again -- i-270 again southbound. back to you. >> thanks, larry. we've all heard of music festivals like sweet life or louisiana palooza. this weekend very nanny is home to the music event for the under 7 set. >> tommy mcfly has a preview of the the tom rock festival cag to jam minute java -- coming to the jammin'gentleman v.a. >> the d.c. area is home to children performers who actually rock. so i set out yesterday to find out who these people are and what makes them tick. >> all of my friends come out to my night shows -- stopped coming out to my night shows because they have kids. in order to keep my fan base, i had to change things up a little bit. >> reporter: the rainbow lady is one example of d.c.'s vibrant tot rock music scene.
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>> note know what do you think happens? ♪ >> i just got my doctorate. i work in education. >> reporter: where do tot rockers get their inspiration? >> from my nephew henry. the first song we wrote, a girl in the cupcake, he was at my birthday party and he had this tiny squirrel and kept pushing it into my cupcake. >> squirrel in my cupcake. ♪ [ singing ] >> reporter: i guarantee you later on today you'll be singing squirrel in the cupcake. you can thank your friends at channel 9 for it. it benefits the pediatric center in d.c. to help young people going through medical conditions. five different artists all at jammin java. they ask that you bring a kiddy
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toy as part of your donation. it's saturday at jammin java. squirrel in the cupcake, man, is the hit. >> in my head for the rest of the day. thank you, tommy. more and more parents are using uber to shuttle kids around. >> are there safety concerns to consider when you use ride share services? that's coming up later on cbs this morning. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going. it's also about the going home.
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agreed with an earlier decision to strip the trademark of the redskins calling the name after phonessive and degrading to native americans. the fight's not over. they have a hearing scheduled for june. back to you. search crews are still looking for 5-year-old noah thomas who went missing sunday from his home in dublin, virginia. police say there is no sign of foul play but the longer he's miss,ing, -- missing, the less likely he will be found alive. d.c. is launching the pothole palooza. the goal is to fix the pothole within 48 hours of getting a complaint. we've got problems this morning. light freezing rain possible the next several hours with a little bit of moisture coming in. that will push through and we'll get into the 50s but that will be late this afternoon. tomorrow 70s with showers and storms. cooler on friday. larry? sky 9 showing congestion going on southbound 270 toward the spur. you can see it's getting significant. if you can at all possible, add
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some time to that drive time this morning. a live look right now in d.c. shows you that things are relatively quiet for the most part. of course cbs this morning is coming up next. >> they'll have the latest on the plane crash in france, of course. i'll be back with larry in 25 minutes to give you traffic and weather updates. for news, weather and traffic 24 hours a day, use our mobile app. thanks so much for waking up with us. we'll see you today at noon. have a great day. bye-bye.
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good morning. it is wednesday march 25th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." searchers find important evidence from the airliner that crashed in france. we're live near the scene. plus peter greenberg on the history of what happened. >> a food company announced a mega merger. and a new warning that exposes a disturbing trend among teenage drivers. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 skojds.


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