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right now. good morning. welcome to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. it's wednesday, may 13. i'm andrea roane. this is a look at the site of that deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia, one that we've been following all morning. i'm nick giovanni. we have all hands on deck now this morning. larry miller following your morning commute. allyson rae and erica grow tracking a drastic drop in temperatures but we are going to begin with that breaking news, the very latest on train 188 from overnight. we have a crew pulling up to the scene in philly. we'll hear from them in just a few minutes. >> our coverage from philadelphia begins with christy grimes thompson. >> reporter: train cars tossed like toys, mangled metal, the frajtsic search for survivors. >> we were -- frantic search for survivors. >> we were just on the train and all of a sudden it started to shake and we were in the front seat and this huge red
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suitcase just ceag flying at me. >> reporter: this -- came flying at me. >> reporter: this passenger described the horrific scene after their amtrak train violently veered off the tracks. >> a lot of people were in shock. they couldn't believe what was happening. >> crawl forward, sir. >> reporter: cell phone video captured rescuers trying to rescue people from trapped. train 188 from d.c. heading to new york derailed around 9:30 last night in philadelphia. 238 passengers and 5 crew members were on board. >> it's an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life. >> reporter: philadelphia mayor michael nutter and emergency officials briefed reporters overnight as first responders' flashlights pierced the darkness looking for any signs
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of life. >> the amtrak northeast corridor, a train has rolled over. >> reporter: the federal railroad administration says an engine and all seven cars derailed in the accident. more than 300 firefighters, police and other emergency personnel responded to the mass casualty scene. >> train cars are overturned. they're in horrible shape. there's a bunch of debris down there sharp objects. it's a dangerous situation to respond to. >> reporter: the mayor says it's too soon to speculate on a cause or if speed played a role but the derailment did occur at a curve in the tracks. this is mike hydeck at union station in d.c. where that train started. commuters here this morning are confused. they're trying to figure out what to do as they got here to union station to find out that the 6:00 a.m. train to new york city has been canceled all because of that deadly derailment last night. amtrak train number 188 left here in d.c. at around 7:00 p.m. and about two hours later it hit a cirve in the tracks near
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-- curve in the tracks near philadelphia and that is when all seven cars derailed. as you heard, five people were killed, six critically injured. more than a hundred sent to local hospitals, a very scary night on the tracks. back live now we learned from the philadelphia mayor michael nutter there will be an update at 11:00 a.m. until then they'll let the ntsb go teams do their work. daylight is coming up. there is a 1-800 number amtrak set up. >> that 1-800 number is 1-800- 523-9101. amtrak says it understands many people are looking for information so you see the number on the screen. 1-800-523-9101. there are dramatic pictures of the accident being posted on social media. >> one from former pennsylvania
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congressman patrick murphy who was on the train when it derailed. unsides the train right after it turned over. you can see passengers scrambling to find their way out. this from mr. murphy himself saying some passengers stayed behind to help each other to get out of there. you can see the crews working as they have all morning long through the night. this pretty much paints the picture from the daily news. amtrak horror pretty much sums it up. >> they werele saying this was the same location where 71 years ago a devastating train crash happened. over a hundred people were killed in that one. so the loss of life is significantly less but none thes will devastate -- nonetheless devastating to everyone. people are showing up at union station trying to get to new york. there's no service between here and new york. larry has more on how this derailment is affecting rail tracks. >> reporter: we certainly have
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modified service this morning. i want to step out of the picture and show you. modes identified service between d.c. and philadelphia this morning. harrisburg and philadelphia, new york and boston. but again no service between new york and philadelphia this morning as a result of the crash there. i want to take you right now to silver spring where we're keeping a close eye on another situation taking place on gillian avenue. you can see sky 9 giving us some aerial where we had an earlier accident take down some power lines. we're asking drivers to stay away from this area because it's still very dangerous but crews are working on the scene right now to get the situation under control at this point. meantime traffic around the metro fairly good. we'll have another update in about ten minutes. let's send it over to allyson with a look at weather. >> thanks, larry. we're starting off with a nice sunrise and temperatures are cooler than they were this time yesterday. 65 degrees. through the afternoon we're only headed to the lower 70s. winds are going to be breezy, even gusty at times continuing to bring in the cool, dry air.
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57 for ghaithestburg. annapolis at 63. temperatures will continue to fall a little bit more before they head back to the lower 70s this afternoon. by lunch time 68 degrees. highs today in the lower 70s. >> reporter: breaking overnight five people have been shot, one dead. the scene is cleared. police just left here a few minutes ago here on pard road. but before they left, they were really focusing on this area in the 4700 block in front of a house. they also towed away a white maxima with maryland plates. i hope we can look at some video now of the scene when we first arrived. this happened just before midnight last night and police tell us that they don't know exactly what happened. they don't know who is to blame for this. we don't have a motive. we don't have a suspect and it's not clear the circumstances surrounding this shooting. what they can tell us is that five men were shot.
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one did end up dying. all five men were taking to the hospital and one of those men did die while he was at the hospital. police are now asking for the public's help. they're asking anyone with information to call the tip line. that number is 866-411-tips. again 866-411-tips. if you have any information about what happened here just before midnight on pard road that is off of marlboro avenue, if you have any information call police. live in maryland, aim nikki burdine, wusa9. 6:07. prosecutors in wisconsin say no charges would be filed against the officer involved in the shooting death of tony robinson. >> plans for police body cameras in d.c. scaled back. find out why after this. >> up i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. it is gusty out here on the wester terrace. that's going to continue throughout the day. we're going to see more sunshine building n. you see the glimmers of sunshine.
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welcome back. gusty winds have started to move in. you probably felt them last night as the cold front moved through. take a look at our current temperatures. down to 357 in gaithersburg -- to 57 in gaithersburg. only 56 in hagerstown. we're going to continue to see that sunshine making its way into the metro this afternoon. temperatures top out in the 70s, not the 90s like they did yesterday. 68 degrees at 1:00. a decent day to go ahead and have lunch outside. just make sure take you watch out for those gusty breezes.
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we'll talk more about the cooldown in the first alert seven-day but right now time again for timesaver traffic and larry miller. i want to let my friends in southern maryland that would include folks in brandywine, la plata, waldorf, oxon hill, no issues in your part of town. route 210 free and clear of any problems. camp springs, roads in your area are good to go. if you live in those areas, you'll have no problem getting to your destination on time if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 59 from our trafficland camera, no issues as you make your way northbound from fredricksburg toward the beltway. over to you. the wiz kids brep for game -- prepare for game five in their best of seven series. >> we get to rock the red, at least one more time for the caps. we'll get you set for game seven inside the world's arena. >> wusa9 is back after this. what is our day ahead looking like. >> starting off like this with a gorgeous sunrise for sure.
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we'll see a lot of sunshine. temperatures staying in the 50s till after lunge time
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the sportier utility vehicle. i'm delia goncalves following breaking news. life in philadelphia. we -- live in philadelphia. we just arrived at the scene.
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ntsb investigators are on the ground taking a look at this deadly derailment. you can see behind us we are quite close to the tracks and that train. a portion of the train you see behind me that has derailed last night. investigators on the scene trying to figure out whaptd. amtrak releasing -- what happened. amtrak releasing a statement saying they're deeply saddened by the the loss of life. five people have lost their lives. train 188 that was leaving d.c. heading to new york, heading into a curve when it lurched forward and jumped off the track. much of the six-car train just a mangled mess of metal and debris. it is a horrifying scene for a lot of the folks. amazingly there were a number of survivors. 238 passengers on board. many of them crawled out to safety, stayed and helped other people who were panicked and wondering what happened and how to get out safely.
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that is the amazing part of the story take a lot of folks were able to get out safely. no word on the exact condition, though, of the five crew members who were on board. philadelphia mayor michael nutter urging people to stay away from the crash scene. obviously still an active scene at this point but he did visit the scene himself. here's would he had to say. >> i've been down on the tracks on the scene with my staff. it's an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life and most personnel will say that as well. >> reporter: we are expecting a briefing from the ntsb shortly in regards to their investigation. the go team as i mentioned here on the ground taking a look at wreckage and trying to figure out exactly what happened. you can expect major delays and modified service along the northeast corridor. there is no service between
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philly and new york. of course we have been mentioning numerous times that emergency hotline that we should mention one more time. if you are looking for a loved one, you should call 1-800-523- 9101. that's the very latest from philadelphia, delia goncalves, wusa9. a beautiful day if you want to eat outside but hold on to your napkins. it's going to be a gusty day. >> yesterday we were talking about how the hair wasn't a good day because it was so humid out. the frizz factor. today the pony tail. you can't win. i think tomorrow we're going to catch a break. today is great and tomorrow is even better. with the winds today it's breezy but the winds are bringing in the cool, dry air and big spring weather for the rest -- and bringing spring weather for the rest of the
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workweek. the sunrise is on our michael & son camera. we'll see a lot of sunshine today. 65 degrees and clouds out there but ample sunshine right through the afternoon. it's quite breezy. gusty at times. the winds will relax for tomorrow so we have some more comfortable wind weather for tomorrow. pretty nice out there. 50s as you head over to winchester, martinsburg and up through hagerstown. 56 for baltimore and over to the eastern shore you're into the lower 60s. we have high pressure headed our way so that means not a lot of weather headed our way for the next couple of days. it's going to be pretty good looking with a lot of sunshine right through friday. temperatures will stay into the 70s. here's where we're going to be tonight. after staying into the low 70s this afternoon, tonight the winds relax and also the clear skies, the lower humidity. temperatures are going to fall off a little bit. it will be pretty cool first thing tomorrow morning. i think runners will enjoy tomorrow morning really well. 45 degrees for martinsburg thcht is first thing as you step out the door for thursday.
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53 in annapolis. we're headed to 72 today. most of the day spent into the 60s. 74 for tomorrow, not as windy. quite pleasant. 77 for friday, mild, and as we head to the weekend, 80s with a few showers. larry, over to you. >> good morning, allyson. thank you. our time now 6:19. the trains are running on schedule this morning. same for metro bus as well so we're off to a good start there. want to take you to the inner loop of the beltway where we're problem and issue free from gallows road to colesville road. a 20-minute commute for those getting ready to head out the door in that direction. traveling eastbound on 66 or will be soon from chain bridge road to constitution avenue northwest you're looking at a 26-minute commute. northbound on 95 from dale boulevard up to i-395, a 14- minute compute and westbound on 50 where again we're problem free on 50 where we had the earlier issue from collington road to penn street northeast a 16-minute commute. want to show you how things are shaping up on the 14th street
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bridge. no issues as you make your way from i-395 into town. volume starting to build up on the bridge but no issues there. the beltway at old georgetown road, traffic fairly light on both the inner and outer loop and no issues to report. remember, if you are taking amtrak, we have modified service from washington, d.c. to philadelphia. again no service. service suspended from philadelphia to new york city. andrea and nick, over to you. in the news right now at 6:19 no charges following a lengthy explanation. a district attorney in wisconsin has announced no trials will be filed against a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed man. >> the officer's use of force was determined to be legal under the law but the family says there are more questions that need answering. >> reporter: the family of tony robinson, jr. marched with supporters tuesday evening after getting word there will be no criminal charges filed
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against the maryland, wisconsin -- the madison, wisconsin police officer who shot and cildz a 19-year-old. >> every single life, every single breathtaking on this planet is worth something. >> reporter: the district attorney ozanne said toxicology reports confirmed robinson had been using drugs when witnesses say he acted erratically and attacked at least two people on march 6. ozanne said robinson punched officer kenny when he responded to the scene and the shooting was justified. >> this tragic and unfortunate death was a result of a lawful use of deadly police force. >> reporter: he says he, too, is biracial and understands the sensitivities of this case. >> it is through this lens that i approach and accept my leadership responsibility. >> reporter: but robinson's family says the case should have gone before a jury. >> at the end of the day the police were called in an effort to help tony. and he was murdered. >> reporter: the family and the
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police department are calling for all demonstrations to remain peaceful. danielle nottingham, cbs news. >> officer kenny is an administrative leave pending an internal investigation. madison's police department says it has received credible threats of gang violence against officers. all eyes on the caps tonight. they're hoping to change a brutal game seven history against the rangers. you know it by now. win and they move on to the eastern conference finals for the first time since 1998. lose and their season ends the exact same way it has the last two times washington made it to the post-season, sent backing by the rangers in a game seven. the puck drops at 7:30 tonight inside madison square garden. meanwhile on the court the wizards take on the hawks in atlanta for game five tonight. once again john wall is a question mark with the series tied up at two games a piece. he has the hand issue, several fractured boadges. the good news is he was on the practice court yesterday getting a feel to the
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basketball again. he will be evaluated again before the game today and see if he gets the green light or stays in one of his suits. coming up rescuers search for a missing u.s. marine helicopter in nepal. >> mayor bowser wanted for outfit ought d.c. police officers with body cameras. why a fraction of those officers may end up wearing them. >> here'ser came with a quick -- here's erica with a quick look at our weather. it's breezy out here but a good amount of sunshine. we'll see temperatures rising only into the low 70s this afternoon. 67 and 74 your temperature range with the gusty winds continuing. we'll talk more about the cooldown ahead in the first i love the taste. always smooth, never bitter. my cup of coffee is always awesome when i go to dunkin'. man: i see the steam rising off the cup 'cause you know it's a fresh pot. man: one cup a day for sure. two if need be.
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landslides. aide workers describe moments of panic. >> the shaking seemed to go on and on and on. >> the 65 deaths adds to the 8,000 killed in the devastating quake last month. crews are searching for a marine hill copt their went missing tuesday -- helicopter that went missing tuesday. there's still hope that the marines and two nepalese soldiers on board survived. they suspect they had to make an emergency landing. muriel bowser planned to roll out an expansive body camera program. it has been scaled back. a d.c. council committee okayed a budget plan for only 1200 new cameras. the committee says the police department should start with a smaller number until it determines how it will store the footage and make it available to the public.
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the time right now is 6:28. good morning and welcome to wusa9. it's wednesday, may 13. i'm andrea roane. this is a live look at the site of the deadly amtrak train derailment in philadelphia. neighbors said it sounded like grocery carts crashing into each other. >> an absolutely disastrous mess in the words of philadelphia's mayor. we'll get to that in just one moment. we do have the entire morning team assembled with us here today. allyson and erica tracking your forecast as temperatures continue to drop. larry miller take a look at your morning commute but we do want to begin with the very latest on train 188. we have team coverage today. >> delia goncalves joins us this morning with our top story not far from the sight of the derailment. delia? >> reporter: dwight a scene. i know you have been looking at -- quite a scene.
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i know you have been looking at pictures all morning long. it's devastating to look at the mangled mess that was once that train that left d.c. this is just a force of the train take you can see now tipped over and even take a look at some of the poles. the force of that derailment tearing down or at least pulling the poles. we can tell you that the nbc go team -- the ntsb go team now on the ground and beginning its investigation into this derailment. five people so far have been pronounced dead. there are a lot of people who have been injured. hundreds of people were on that train. we have five people killed and dozens injured so far. according to witnesses that train 188 was heading into a curve when it lurched forward and jumped off the tracks. much of that six-car train as i mentioned a mangled mess and no word on the condition, though, of the five crew members but
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amazingly many of the 238 passengers were able to walk away from the crash. a lot of them staying behind and helping out. others who needed to get out of the wreckage. let's listen to mayor michael nutter. >> i've been down on the tracks on the scene with my staff. it is an absolute disastrous mess. never seen anything like this in my life and most personnel will say that as well. >> reporter: the mayor and the people here in philadelphia asking for prayers for those who are searching right now for loved ones and they have released a phone number, a lotline, an amtrak hotline for folks who are looking for their loved ones. we know this is a train that a lot of people from d.c. from our area may have been on board or new folk -- or knew folks who were heading on that train. the number to dial is 1-800-523-
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9101. we are expecting a briefing a little later this morning by the ntsb in regard to the investigation here on the ground, but right now five people confirmed dead so far. scores of others who have been injured. we're live in philadelphia this morning, delia goncalves, wusa9. >> reporter: this is mike hydeck at union station in d.c. making alternate plans. that's what d.c. commuters are trying to do if they thought they were going to get to new york city this morning. we saw about a dozen people standing in line trying to find out their options. here is some video of them waiting in the rope line. the 6:00 a.m. train to new york city was canceled because of the train derailment in philadelphia. the people we spoke to either didn't see the news or they forget to sign up for the text alerts from amtrak like this pan pan. >> reporter: how did you find out? >> i just saw the canceled and i was looking at the other trains and looked like nothing
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was going past philly. >> reporter: you found out this morning. >> yeah, that could be my fault but i didn't get a notification. >> reporter: there's no service between philadelphia and new york. we talked to another woman who said she was going to take a train to the philadelphia area and rent a car and drive to new york city but of course if you are trying to get to that area, it's very important to check ahead. this is mike hydeck live at union station. back to you. >> amtrak says they understand people are looking for information on loved ones who may have been on the train. they're directing questions to their incident hotline. that number is 1-800-523-9101. again it's 1-#00-523--- 1-800- 523-9101. let's go to larry mier. clearly the -- miller. clearly the situation in philadelphia having a huge impact on travelers. amtrak train 188 and 151 canceled this morning.
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here are your options. you can take marc. again no amtrak service between philadelphia and new york city. again modified service from washington, d.c. to philadelphia. check in with amtrak before you head out the door. we are keeping a close eye on downed power lines at glenallan avenue between kemp mill road and randolph road. you can see the power lines. we're asking drivers to clearly stay away as crews are working to get that situation under control. if you're going to be traveling on both the inner and outer loop of the beltway, no issue there is. southbound 270 from frederick toward the beltway no issues there this morning. and a live look right tbhow now -- right now shows you how things are shaping up along 395 why we have no issues and problem free. here's a check of the weather with allyson. >> thanks, larry. we're starting off cool and
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breezy and it's going to be windy almost this afternoon with winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour. 65 degrees. even though the sun is out and is going to be out all afternoon, we're still going to see the temperature drop maybe another degree or so by mid- morning because these northwesterly winds continue to push in a lot more cool and dry air. we are into the 50s for some spots through martinsburg down through winchester, front royal and into the 60s as you head to southern maryland and the eastern shore. by lunch time 6 # degrees. still breezy. 72 degrees this afternoon. so not a lot of temperature variation throughout the day but it's definitely a lot cooler, almost 20 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. breaking overnight five men shot, one dead. we've off of pard road in capitol heights. it is very quiet here in this neighborhood but it was quite a different scene about an hour ago when police were here. this happened just after -- just before midnight.
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police say five men were shot and they were all taken to the hospital. one man did die while he was at the hospital. and police have not determined a motive, suspect or exactly what happened here. they also haven't identified the victims. police were focusing on a house here behind me and right in front of the house there was a white maxima that was parked. shortly after we arrived they towed away the maxima and they were focusing on the road, part of the road right here in capitol heights. that is the latest here. i have reached out to prince george's county police to get an update. as soon as we get new information i'll be sure to pass it along to you. police are asking for your help. if you have any information about what happened, shoe call their tip line. live in capitol heights, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. back on capitol hill, president obama fast-track legislation sidelined this morning. senate democrats blocked action on the president's trade agenda bill that let the.
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present trade agreements that congress could ratify or reject but not amend. back to the drilling possibly. the siept of the deadly bp oil spill in the -- the sight of the deadly bp oil spill in the gulf. the permit was approved last month which opened the door to them to deep water drill. the explosion back in 2010 killed 11 people. it's 6:36. you're watching wusa9. don't forget to sign up to become our next facebook fan of the day. >> this week's fans each win two tickets to see dave matthews band to see jiffy lube live. just go to the facebook page and fill out the form. let's check in with erica. >> itself breezy conditions we have out here right now will continue all day long. that breeze is going to make things feel much cooler not only because of the drop in temperatures buts the winds generally stirring things up all day long leading to high temperatures only in the low 70s. compare that to 90 we had yesterday and we'll talk about
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welcome back. almost 6:40. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. grab the light jacket again. here's a look at your current temperatures. it's 65 in downtown washington but down 59 in leesburg and frederick. and with those breezes right now at about 15 miles per hour
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throughout much of the metro area, it feels even cooler than our current temperatures. and of course it's not cool for this time of year but it is a big drop from where we were yesterday. we got up to 90 yesterday. today we're going to stay in the low 70s. your lunch time temperature is 68 degrees. 71 at both 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. dropping down from a high of 73 which we'll reach at about 4:00 in the metro area. we'll talk more about the cool, dry weather for the rest of the workweek coming up in the first alert seven-day. right now time again for timesaver traffic and larry miller. for my friends in southern maryland, no issues in your part of time, camp springs, fort washington, upper marlboro, our gea to government route 5, route 4, route 301 no problems. on the virginia side for those of you traveling from fredricksburg toward the beltway, in issues as you approach dale city. shoe see some volume -- shoe see some volume but it should ease up a bit as you head into lorton. we're issue and problem free, a live look at capitol street.
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traffic is flowing. no issues on the major culprits like we normally see like beach drive, rock creek parkway. again smooth commute around town. andrea and nick, over to you. what happened and why it happened. wusa9's team coverage of the deadly amtrak train derailment in philadelphia continues after this. >> we're going to hear what federal investigators are saying right there at the scene of the crash which has service
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welcome back to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. we continue with our team coverage of this morning's top story, the derailment of amtrak train 188. it was traveling from union station here in d.c. bound for new york when it derailed late last night. >> 243 people, including five crew members were on board. five of those passengers have been killed. at last check six others in critical condition this morning. delia goncalves joins us live near the crash scene just outside fill if i. delia?
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-- outside philadelphia. delia? >> reporter: it's an amazing scene you can see me if we take a quick look. this is a portion of that train that has derailed here in philadelphia as you mentioned. it left d.c. at 7:00 heading to new york so this is about halfway through its trip when that train derailed. lots of folks talking about the train heading into a curve and lurching forward and jumping off the tracks. five people now confirmed dead. dozens of others have been hurt. amazingly, though, there were a lot of survivors. 238 passengers, many of them who helped each other crawl out of the wreckage but it is heartbreaking taking a look at this mangled mess of metal. now, we have no word on the exact condition of the five crew members on board but we have confirmed of course the five people who have died as a result of this crash. the ntsb go team, their investigators are here and will take a look at exactly why this
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happened and we will have the very latest as the story continues to develop throughout the morning. for now we're live in philadelphia, delia goncalves, wusa9. >> amtrak says it understands many people are looking for information on loved ones who may have been on the train so they're correcting all of -- directing all of those questions to the incident hot line. it's 1-800-523-9101. time for a live look out across the dmv. the heat and haze are gone and spring has returned. we're talking high temps just above 70 degrees which allyson rae, that ends the streak of ten days in a row of at least 80 degrees. >> we were 90 yesterday. first time this season and we can turn off the ac i think for a little bit, at least a couple of days, leave the windows open and it's going to be absolutely that spring weather we've all been yearning for. let's take a look at our michael & son camera because we
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are going to start off on a quiet note. i think erica mentioned before what you see is what you get. not a lot of change during the day today but sure a difference from yesterday. we were near 90 yesterday and today we're topping out almost 20 degrees cooler than that but we're not going to see the temperature change that much from we are right now. into the 60s. breezy. winds out of the northwest at 13 miles per hour. the dew point continues to fall. the temperature continues to fall the next couple of hours and then we'll see the temperatures move back up with a lot of sunshine this afternoon into the lower 70s. a cool and breezy day. 66 as you head to baltimore. lower 60s for the eastern shore and southern maryland. once you head over to i-81 and through the shenandoah valley, we're into the 50s. temperatures are going to head to the lower 70s. this is a lot closer to our average highs for this time of year than we were yesterday. but you probably need the light jacket. upper 60s for smrks especially as you head -- for smrks especially as you head to the
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mason-dixon line. high pressure is headed our way. that means quiet weather and tonight our coolest night of the week. we're talking 40s and 50s out there for first thing tomorrow morning. 73 today, breezy and cooler. tomorrow not much warmer. we're at 74 but with the winds relaxing it will feel pretty good for thursday. friday 77. getting back into the 80s this weekend with a couple of showers. hey there, larry. good morning. good morning. your time 16:4. metro ride -- is 6:48. metro riders, everything running on schedule, trains and buses. if you're going to be traveling on the inner loop of the beltway from dolley madison road to colesville road, a 16- minute commute. eastbound on 66 again no issues to report from nutley street to l street northwest, a 26-minute commute there. as you travel northbound on i- 95 from prince william parkway up to i-395, a 12-minute commute. for those of you traveling westbound on 50 from crain highway to florida avenue northwest, you're looking at a 19-minute commute this morning. want to show you live how
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things are shaping up on 50. this is at vista road. you can see traffic on the westbound side starting to rock and roll but again no issues to report as you make your way to school and/or work. josh groban has music's most -- one of music's most iconic voices and he spent time here in d.c. >> a certain place called 1600 pennsylvania avenue. he told our friend tommy mcfly about a small concert he performed at the white house. tommy joins us live in the 94.7 fresh fm studios. >> reporter: good morning. he said he played the white house pi anna. get -- piano. get this. >> the white house piano is in the lobby of the white house. it's this giant kind of wooden -- i think it's cedar but it's got these giant eagle legs to it and i sat down and they said, you know, sasha and malia will be coming back from school
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any minute. would you mind singing a song. so i sat down and sang paul simon's "america" at the piano for them and their grandmother. it was really a very, very cool things. they had their backpacks and starbucks. oh, manual, these are just -- man, these are just normal girls. this is great. >> reporter: he will be at constitution hall september 14 and he has a new album out called "stages" which features superstars like kelly clarkson. i'm tommy mcfly, wusa9. >> what a nice perk, even if you have to live in that fish bowl at the white house. wow, very nice. thanks, tommy. today ten young geography wizards will compete for a college scholarship and a trip to the ga lap goes ie --
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portion. >> reporter: i'm delia goncalves live in philadelphia as the ntsb begins its investigation into the deadly train derailment. this train, number 188 that was leaving d.c. heading to new york about halfway through the trip here in philadelphia lurched and somehow became derailed and fell off the tracks. we have confirmed five people now dead. 238 passengers on board. amazingly many of them escaped the wreckage with help from other passengers on board. the ntsb will be briefing us momentarily in regard to their investigation. that's the very latest here from philadelphia, delia goncalves, wusa9. >> reporter: i'm nikki burdine live in capital heights where five men have been shot, one dead. it happened in a neighborhood on pard road off of marlboro pike. police don't know yet the circumstances surrounding the
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shooting. they don't have a suspect so they're asking tips from the public. if you have any information, call prince george's county police. once again five men were shot, one dead here in capitol heights. back to you in the studio. 10:00 this morning ten young scholars compete in the finals of the national geographic bee. among this year's finalist, 12- year-old abhinav karthikeyan from germantown. the winner of today's competition win as $50,000 college scholarship. that's not t. a lifetime membership in national geographic society and here's the big one, a trip to the ga lop goes ie -- gal lap goes islands -- gal gallop goes islands. >> i'm very jealous. 73 degrees today. 73 degrees today. cool and breezy. it's going to abnice day. cool and -- to be a nice day. cool and not as breezy as tomorrow. got to give you a quick update on the amtrak situation.
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amtrak 181 and 151 canceled. modified service between d.c. and philadelphia and no amtrak service today between new york city and philadelphia. cbs this morning is next. of course they're going to have the latest on the amtrak derailment and the search for a missing u.s. helicopter in nepal. >> and more fallout from deflategate. the story that will not go away. it's not going away any time soon. we'll have reactions around the league as the question is raised will tom brady finally appeal his decision. >> i just quizzed erica and she knew all the answers. [ multiple voices ] >> larry and i will be back in 25 minutes with traffic and weather. >> you want to get your news, weather and traffic 24 hours a day from our wusa9 mobile app. in the words of mike hydeck, the app is where it's at.
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talk about a busy day. >> again ntsb will be talking momentarily. delia goncalves on the scene there in philadelphia so be sure to follow her on twitter for instant updates as well as that mobile app. again, the app is where it's at. >> the next news is at noon. until then, have a good morning. i love the taste. always smooth, never bitter. my cup of coffee is always awesome when i go to dunkin'. man: i see the steam rising off the cup 'cause you know it's a fresh pot. man: one cup a day for sure. two if need be. and it's usually "need be." dunkin' -- your place for coffee.
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