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e basement. the house at one time rented decades ago to a relative of men investigators have named persons of interest in this chilling 40-year-old mystery, the disappearance of two girls, the lyons sisters from wheaton mall. we don't know what was found here, if anything, but there is no indication human remains were discovered. meanwhile earlier this morning a second search warrant was executed at another home in hyattsville where an attorney tells us a box was taken that contained items like a happenner that could be considered weapons. that house is where 70-year-old richard welch and his wife patricia lived. his nephew floyd welch is doing time for sex crimes. he told investigators that he and a family member snatched the lyons sisters from the mall in wheaton in 1975. investigators think the girls were sexually assaulted and killed. they've spent months searching
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a family report in west virginia where they think the girls might be buried without finding bodies. the execution of these two search warrants are a clear indication investigators are trying to he could the pressure on the welch family. there have been no charges against them except the charge of a perjury for mrs. welch for not telling all she knows to a virginia grand jury. investigators will not comment on what they may or may not have found at this home here. it has been a tumultuous time for the united states secret service after a series of high profile security breaches at the white house and other lapses involving alleged agent misconduct, but today as the agency scrambles to rebuild only on 9 tonight andrea mccarren brings us an exclusive look at how one of the world's most private agencies pays
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tribute to its fallen colleagues and joins us live from the white house with more. >> reporter: we're all accustomed to seeing secret service agents around the white house, but rarely do we get a glimpse inside the agency's headquarters. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in the 150 year history of the united states secret service 36 agents have died in the line of duty. >> we lost our first employee 113 years ago, operative william craig. he died in 1902 after a streetcar collided with president roosevelt's carriage. >> robert k. webster. >> reporter: other secret service agents lost their lives in the oklahoma city bogsmbin, the 9/11 attacks and in the course of investigation. >> each reported for duty with a common goal, to serve their country and this agency with honor. >> reporter: secret service director joseph clancy is
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leading the effort to restore that honor to an agency tarnished by scandal. >> we've got to put together back to back good days. every day is important. eventually we'll look back and see would have got a good long string of good days, but every day is a challenge. >> reporter: in a divide ranging one on one interview -- wide ranging one on one interview we spoke candidly about the lapses of the past and how the agency plans to move forward. we discussed emerging threats from international and domestic terrorists. we'll have that full interview on thursday night at 11:00. until then we are live from the white house, andrea mccarren. >> for a photo gallery of today's events you can go to our website or our wusa9 app. today maryland governor larry hogan signed a law that paves the way for police in maryland to wear body cameras.
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baltimore city leaders believe the cameras will add a layer of transparency to a police department struggling with public trust even before the death of freddie gray last month. a special state commission will develop body camera policies statewide and the law could take place as early as january 1st, 2016. a new organization designed to promote calm responses between police and civilians got off the ground today. calm, communities against law enforcement misconduct was formed after jody westby tried to entertain when police thought stuckee was a burglary suspect but he was a handyman around northwest d.c. calm will work on policies and training. the neighbors of a murdered rockville couple are anything but calm tonight, blocking their doors and windows and worrying about a killer or killers still out there on the loose. bruce leshan live at the home
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of dick and joanie vilardo and police are looking at all possible sources tonight. >> reporter: at this point police simply do not know who killed the vilardos here or why. someone has left flowers out front. they have faded in the heat. three days after their children found them stabbed or cut to death investigators are still at dick and joanie vilardo's home. detectives are aware there may have been an attempted burglary less than a mile away in late february. one of the religions came home to find a -- residents came home to find a car halfway down the driveway and the possible burglar allegedly rammed the resident's car to escape. police have also been talking to land escapers who may have been working in the neighborhood before the
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murders. >> this is just 48 hours old and they're looking at everything right now or many things right now. >> reporter: the vilardos were out with friends at the hollywood casino saturday night and got home just before midnight, but if someone followed them home from charlestown, west virginia, why would they wait to sneak in through an unlatched window to attack them and if it was a burglary, why would a burglar risk breaking into a home that was clearly occupied? >> i am locking twice and checking twice. it definitely makes you think. >> reporter: i talked to a former fbi profiler today and he says stabbings or cuttings are usually committed by people who know their victims and are angry enough to commit that kind of crime to kill them at close range, but each crime has
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to be looked at individually. at this point investigators simply do not know whether this was a random attack here at the house, maybe a burglary gone bad, or if the vilardos were specifically targeted. >> so many questions still to answer. thank you. montgomery county crime solvers is offering $10,000 as a reward to hopefully get some answers in the vilardo murders. the end is near for u.s. airways. american airlines plans to shut down the carrier as soon as july. american and u.s. airways merged in 20s 13 and decided to keep the american name. the american executives home a gradual fadeout will help them avoid glitches and those massive flight delays that plagued united airlines after it abruptly switched to continental's computer systems back in 2012. we're in for much cooler weather getting started tonight.
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did we break any records? how much cooler are we talking? >> we did not break any records. we thought we might have broken dulles, 89, only 87 today, but it was our first 90-degree reading of the year. current temperatures, still plenty warm, still 88 at national. the cool air will roll in tonight. if you have evening plans, it will be warm. cool air won't rush in until after midnight. we're looking at 80s right on through 8:00 tonight, 86 in rockville, 86 in chevy chase and arlington. look ahead. by 6 a.m. 50s in the suburb, low 60s downtown, sunshine -- suburbs, low 60s downtown, sunshine. by 1:00 we're only in the upper 60s in the burbs, near 70 downtown. we will come back, talk about how cold it will get tomorrow night, let you know how long the cool air will last. coming up it may look
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pretty and delicate, but this is the newest weapon in the war on drugs. >> reporter: he's not old enough to legally
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a strong earthquake has rocked things off the coast of japan. the 6.8 magnitude quake was
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centered off the coast of japan at about 5:15 our time. that quake could be felt as far away as tokyo. a tsunami warning was issued, but widespread damage is not expected. how do you bring those powerful cocaine cartels in colombia to their knees? >> send in the butterflies. this butterfly's favorite foods happen to be the two species of coca leaves that are turned into cocaine. the herbicide was just halted over use of concerns it might cause cancer.
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he's too young to legally drink alcohol, but a young man from charles county is making some history. >> stephanie ramirez spoke with mayor brandon paulin, the youngest elected mayor in maryland. >> he's still got braces. >> i didn't think he'd actually run. >> worth a try, time for a change. >> i am absolutely nervous. i'd be lying if i said i wasn't. >> reporter: what's all the buzz about? brandon paul lynn, at 19 --
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brandon paulin, at 19 years old, starting tonight will be leading a town in indian head. >> i thought i'd step up and end some of these problems. >> it was amazing to me he was only 19. >> reporter: he's already taking action. he almost canceled our interview to help leticia bentley who ran out of gas. they talked afterward. >> we need a grocery store. >> we have so in empty buildings and doing nothing with them. >> reporter: frank willingham sees paulin with his mom all the time. >> i see a vote for paulin sticker for mayor and i ask his mom are you running and she's like no, my son is. >> reporter: he agrees. indian head need more base support. >> it's really dictated by the base here. throughout the years the base has started cutting operations. >> what it comes down to is you have to implement vacant
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building solutions because some owners ask astronomical prices for their buildings. >> reporter: paulin's interest in politics began when he was 10 years old and he went to meetings. >> i'm excited to learn the rope. >> some people are like a 19- year-old mayor really, but most of the community, the locals here, actually stand by him. >> he's got four years to make a change. >> reporter: the swearing in ceremony takes place at 7:00 in the pavilion behind me right next to indian head elementary school. >> mayor paul lynn is a student -- paulin is a student at college of southern maryland studying political science, but because of the demands of the job he'll be taking those courses online. good for him stepping up. we've got the 3-degree thing. in some ways we could say we were sweating it out today. we went for a high today of 90. the official high we'll let you know at 11:00.
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we're feeling pretty confident. we're looking at the high temperature at least got to 90. we know that. did not make the record high at dulles, though. we'll let you know how we did tonight at 11:00. very nice night and probably worth emphasizing again the cool air won't rush in any time soon. you won't be sitting on your deck this evening and put a sweater on. it twill be a gradual cooldown. temperature 88 still, wow. relative humidity very comfortable, 34% and the winds are still west, northwest at 10. until those wind begin to turn and they're just -- winds begin to turn and they're just starting to shift, until they're northwesterly, the cooler air won't come in here. bus stop temperatures 54 to 64, might want a sweatshirt. chilly nights, mild days the rest of the week. we're back to average. weekend a little warmer with a few thunderstorms, a couple showers, not a washout, keep
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your tee times. 10:00 tonight it's still toasty at 10:00, 76 downtown, 70 in leesburg and manassas. it's going to be a gradual thing. when you wake up at 6 a.m., now we're in the 50s, 56 in gaithersburg and manassas, even 58 in la plata and also in bowie and mitchellville, 60 up with downtown. -- 61 downtown. by 9:00 low to mid-60s. we're dropping 20 degrees very quickly. wish i could drop 20 pounds that quickly. by 1:00 69 downtown, mid- to upper 60s in the burbs. some of the northern and western suburbs may hold in the upper 60s tomorrow, low 70s downtown. gorgeous day. 11:00 tomorrow nightfalls quickly, 55 in gaithersburg, 56 in leesburg, 55 in manassas, clear skies. tomorrow night will be a different story.
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if you stay out too long, you will need a sweater. tonight clear to partly cloudy, breezy, much cool, 54 to 60 for lows -- cooler, 54 to 60 for lows, winds turning northwesterly 10 to 20 and drive in the cooler air. by morning plenty of sunshine, breezy and school, sweater and shades, winds northwest 10 to 20. by afternoon partly cloudy, breezy, much cooper, gorgeous day, highs between 70 and 75 and winds still northwesterly at 10 to 15. day planner low to mid-60s to start. 66 by 11:00 and only 69 by 1:00 with lots of sunshine. next three days beautiful thursday, 73 and very nice friday. notice we took the shower out, 77 with sunshine. next seven days isolated storms on saturday, not a huge deal, low 80s, scattered storms on saturday, low 80s, more storms on sunday, low 80s. nats back on tuesday, mid-80s.
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we actually need some rain. the university of maryland is sending their athletes out in oscar fashion. >> our kristen berset is at college park where it's all going down. >> reporter: everybody is starting to arrive now. it's the annual terp awards. everybody will get one of these golden terps for their achievements on and off the
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you by xfinity. >> reporter: welcome back. we are live in college park on the campus of the university of maryland, a big night for maryland athletics. it's been a great year for maryland athletics. tonight we'll be handing out the golden terp awards for not athletes' success on the field but in academics and leadership and everything they've done to add to the program here, all the student athletes and the coaches. joining me now, taylor cummings, a member of the women's lacrosse team. you've had plenty of success on your own and an exciting year for you guys, a reigning clamp going forward. is that added pressure or do you like that? >> i think we thrive under it. i think it brings us closer together and makes every game fun. >> reporter: undefeated in regular season, lost the big 10 tournament. what does coach say about that 1 loss?
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i know she'd probably rather have it then than now. >> exactly. i think we've really learned from it. it's made us a stronger group. it's forced us to change some things. i think we're strong going into the tournament and we're excited for sunday. >> reporter: it's been a successful program for so long. what is it about this team and program that makes you guys so close and so strong? >> it's a tradition established before any of us came here. maryland athletics and maryland lacrosse has been such a strong program. i think it makes us once a terp always a terp and we really love all of our alums. it's a close-knit group. >> reporter: you were the award winner last year, the younger ever being name. the best player in the -- named the best player in the country, you're up for it again, how exciting it has to be again. >> it's a huge honor. it's quiting l.a. year to win it. i'm just -- last year to win
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it. i'm just happy to be back. we'll see where the tournament takes us. >> reporter: taylor, good luck the next couple weeks. we we appreciate you taking some time with us. enjoy tonight as well. >> thank you. >> reporter: we've got more news coming up. the wizards got some really big news today. they were able to get john wall back on the basketball court. his hand is heavily bandaged, but he was able to dribble a bit and get out there. the swelling has gone down. coach said wall just wanted to get back out and get the feel of the ball. his status for tomorrow night is still up in the air. wizards play game five tomorrow in atlanta. the capitals play in new york. a big night for the nationals. yunel escobar last night in the team's win over arizona finished with five hitsin the game. it was his first in his over 1,000 games that he played. actually it was his second because his first came just a
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week ago. he became the first national to ever have a five-hit game, the first since 2004, so a big night for him. here's manager matt williams on his hot hitter. >> he understands himself. he takes the wall -- ball the other way when he has to. i've seen him get a bunch of big hits for us. it's nice to see him get back out there today. he feels good. that's all i care about regardless how many hits he gets. >> reporter: escobar said he's going to retire that bat. that's it guys, back to you in the studio. >> all right. that's it for us, too. the cbs evening news is next. >> we will be back your
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o >> pelley: a u.s. rescue helicopter with eight on board vanishes, just as dozens more are killed in another earthquake in nepal. also tonight, in god we trust? or do we? a new study finds americans losing faith in religion. how do midsized s.u.v. do in crashes? the test results are in. and two sisters on a nationwide search for people willing to take a test to save a life. >> they could be the cure for all these patients. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: it's hard to imagine the catastrophe in nepal could get worse, but it just did. the country was hit today by the second major earthquake in just over two weeks. this t


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