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good sunday morning. it's 7:00 a.m. under arrest. police say they have a suspect in custody in the brutal slaying of a rockville couple. we have the latest details. and police hope someone knows the man seen in this surveillance video. they want to talk to him. and another summer-like day on tap. another round of showers and thunderstorms, as well. today is a yellow alert day in the first alert weather center. >> here we go again. good morning. sunday's here, the best morning of television, mike hdek. >> i'm erika grow. >> we were able to get the little league in yesterday.
we couldn't see 10 feet in front of the bumper after that. the rain was so strong. >> the reason we kept the green alert for yesterday is you were able to sneak in outdoor activities before the rain moved in. today, not the case, we will see that threat for showers and thunderstorms arriving by about lunchtime today. let's take a look outside right now with the weather cam. you can see it's already hazy and fogny some spots. lots and lots of clouds. 10:00 a.m., 75 degrees. the dew point, by the way that measures the humidity in the atmosphere, is close to 70, so that means it's going to be very muggy throughout the entire day. pop-up thunderstorms starting to develop by 1:00 and your temperatures reaching into the low 80s today. 81 degrees at 4:00, dropping from a high of 83 degrees, which we'll reach at 3:00. 64 degrees now in leesburg. 70 already in winchester. and 71 in downtown washington. it's 66 degrees in frederick and in gaithersburg. there's the reduced visibility.
it's not too terribly thick and dense right now, but there is reduced visibility in culpeper and warrenton with about a mile, two and a half miles visibility now in martinsburg and four miles-visibility in hagerstown. i expect that visibility to be an issue until about 8:00. you can see satellite and radar, the showers are continuing to press through the area and closer to us. some heavier rainfall, so we're going to watch that very closely as we head into the afternoon and track it for you with 9 futurecast in a few minutes. all right, top story now. we're following developments this morning out of juneau, alaska, where police have arrested a suspect in the brutal slaying of a rockville, maryland couple at their home earlier this month. >> we expect to learn a lot more about this man and his connection to the couple today. we're live in rockville this morning with all the latest details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. police have been very tight- lipped about this case. residents around here have been on edge ever since the double homicide one week ago.
police have divulged few details until the apparent break in the case. residents have had to live with yellow tape around this house for days now with not many details except that they know that it was a burglary. wusa 9 has been able to confirm with authorities in juneau, alaska that 31-year-old scott tomaszewski had been arrested on a warrant issued by montgomery county police. he lived right next door to the vilardos in rockville. they have adjoining yards, they connect. they're very close right here. detectives searched his home and seemed to be concentrating in the garage. now, we should be hearing much more. 65-year-old dick vilardo and 67- year-old jody vilardo were found stabbed to death on mother's day, as we know. tomaszewski hasn't been charged yet. he's been arrested on saturday as a fugitive from justice according to juneau, alaska police. we don't know yet about he
might be extradited back here to maryland. we, again, are expected to hear much more from montgomery county police, the county exec and the state's attorney's office, but very, very tight lipped here as far as local police. we're all getting this information from police in juneau, alaska. back to you. >> all right. thank you. take a close look at this surveillance video if you would. police want to talk to the man seen here. trying to see if he was connected to the deaths of a family and their housekeeper in woodley park in northwest d.c. on thursday. earlier this week, police identified two of the people found dead in the burning home, they're savvas savopoulos and his wife, amy. police believe the other bodies are the couple's son, philip, and the housekeeper, veralicia figueroa. one person is dead, another one in a hospital this morning with serious burns after an apartment fire in alexandria. the fire started saturday in
the 4700-block of kenmore avenue. the surviving victim is being treated at washington hospital center's burn unit. several apartments were damaged by smoke and water. now the red cross is helping residents find temporary ho using. crews are still looking for the cause of the fire. a surf shop on the boardwalk in ocean city, new jersey went up in flames last night. the shop is on 7th street. there was an employee working at the time but they were able to get out safely. no one was injured. breaking overnight, at least 22 tornados have been reported in just the last 24 hours. 8 in oklahoma, 6 in minnesota, 5 in texas and 1 each in kansas, missouri, nebraska and wyoming. authorities in oklahoma say there were reports of damage to homes and businesses, significant damage to power lines, as well. look at the video from a storm chaser. the storm chaser got caught in a storm with hail so big it smashed the car's windshield. you can see that there. the threat for more severe weather today to hit the
midwest and southwest. looking at news around the world this morning. hundreds of people are stranded again in the mountains of nepal. the people were caught there after a major aftershock on tuesday. many living in tents now because they're afraid to shelter in the ruins of their homes. international crews are working to clear a passage through the mountains. nepal was struck by a magnitude 7.8 quake on april 25th that killed more than 8200 people, then another magnitude 7.3 quake killed another 1178. and the aftershocks continue to make the situation more difficult on the ground in nepal. following a series of massive landslides, the canadian red cross had to be evacuated from their field hospital there. the aid workers were flown out of harm's way there. a teenage suicide bomber blew herself up and killed seven other people on saturday outside a bus station in
northeast nigeria. the blast is the latest in a string of attacks this week by the extremists in nigeria. 33 people were seriously injured, 7 are in critical condition following that blast. better news now, several commencement ceremonies happening today. kim cook will deliver gw's address on the national mall. nearly 25,000 students are going to receive diplomas. graduate student and u.s. marine captain richard ruiz will be the commencement speaker for the ceremony. several other schools graduate in the class of 2015 today, including georgetown law and the governor will deliver the address at northern virginia community college. every metro line again today is affected by that weekend track work. all six metro lines are affected today. on the red line, trains operating every 24 minutes, just like yesterday. and just like yesterday, yellow and green trains operating
every 20 minutes, with the yellow train going between huntington and mt. vernon square. today, america marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the civil war with a parade in washington, d.c. it gets under way at noon. coming up here on wusa 9 this weekend, lesli foster with valuable information on preventing heat stroke deathesin children. and what's missing from this driverless car besides the driver? we'll show you. and a break in the battle against isis. a major player in that terrorist organization is killed. we'll be right back.
looking at weather now. muggy is part of the alert this morning. it's thick out there already. the visibility down. >> yes can you can feel it here in the studio, too. it's a little close. that's a are pennsylvania term. >> we're going to have to deal with the mugginess today and tomorrow, as well. temperatures a little bit cooler today than they were yesterday. but still in the 80s, still feeling very much like summer. and today is a yellow alert day because of the threat for showers and thunderstorms beginning earlier than they did yesterday. let's start things now with a look outside at the capital and it is definitely muggy and foggy out there, as well. lots and lots of clouds, too. at 9:00 a.m., it's completely clouded over with a temperature of 74. we will be at 78 by noon with the potential for showers beginning to pop up.
showers could get more energy heading into the afternoon. we will look for the threat of thunderstorms from the afternoon through the early evening hours, so, yesterday most of us stayed dry until 6:00. that won't be the case today. we will see the rain threat beginning earlier in the day. 67 degrees now at dulles and in centreville. 71 still in downtown washington. but it's 67 degrees in waldorf and owings. we will hold onto the moisture and mild temperatures. on satellite and radar, you can see the same ark of showers and thunderstorms that we had yesterday, but now it's basically descended over the metro area. the reason that we have to keep the threat for showers and storms in the forecast for the next three days, that's including today, is because of this cold front that's approaching from the midwest. that will finally move through on tuesday. but in the meantime on 9 futurecast, here's the leading edge of showers, already raining by noon in leesburg. scattered pop-up showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon into the evening hours. it looks like it will be raining into the beltway, along
50 and along 301 for the evening time when maybe you wanted to have dinner outside. not going to be a good night to do that. we start dry on monday morning, but more pop-up showers and thunderstorms will affect your outdoor sports practices, taking the kids home from the bus and also, of course, getting home from work, we're looking for that threat for the showers and thunderstorms to continue. we're looking at yellow alerts for today and tomorrow. highs back to the upper 80s on monday. then on tuesday, we will stay in the upper 80s, but the showers and thunderstorms will push out by the time we get to the afternoon and early evening. then it turns cooler for wednesday and we're going to stay in the 70s through the rest of the workweek. mike? >> thank you, erika. spring is here and with the change temperatures, it's time for one of those reminders that could save a life. leaving kids alone in a parked car is never a good idea, especially when temperatures head toward the 90-degree mark. here's lesli foster with today's consumer alert. >> reporter: mike, each year we warn parents and caregivers
about the devastating consequences of a split second decision. kids can have a heat stroke in a matter of a few minutes. nhitsa wants you to look before you close your doors. look around the front and back of your car before you walk away. put something in the back seat as a reminder, and ask your child care provider to call you if your child does not show up as expected. if you see a child left alone in a hot car, act immediately. call 911. lesli foster, wusa 9. >> thank you. honda is recalling nearly 5 million more cars worldwide, again, it's faulty airbags that's a problem. this time, a leak can rupture the airbags and cause a possible explosion. nissan has also recalled cars because of air bag problems. now the newest self- driving car hits roads this summer. it's a pod-like two-seater and the first vehicle built from scratch from the ryve beginning for self-driving. it doesn't have a gas pedal or
a steering wheel. it will have a top speed of 25 miles per hour. the new survey from suntrust bank slows 44 percent of americans who earn more than 75 $75,000 a year aren't saving as much as they should. people admitted to spending money on lifestyle purchases like eating out and travel. almost a third of those polled said they live paycheck to paycheck every year. later on, on wusa 9 this sunday morning, only three shows left. we will hear from david letterman on his finale coming up this week. and the triple crown, we will hear from the jockey who won the first two legs, of course, the preakness yesterday. it's time for pets. this is a picture of nikki, sending a picture of her cat, this is k.d. taking a nap. thank you, nikki. and good morning to chelsea christiansen, one of my favorites, bird and salulu, both adopted through a dog
it's 7:19. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. we're getting off to a warm and muggy start right now. 68 in hagerstown. 65 in culpeper. 68 at andrews. we won't see temperatures rising as far as they did yesterday. yesterday we got into the upper 80s in lots of spots. 82 degrees for a high in leesburg. 80 in warrenton. 82 in culpeper today. 78 in winchester. what's the reason, as the temperatures aren't going to get as warm. it's because the thunderstorms and showers arrive faster today than they did yesterday. you have the first initial threat for showers and thunderstorms west of town around 1:00. into the beltway itself, the threat arrives around 3:00. 79 today for a high in andrews. back to you. did you place a bet on the preakness yesterday? and did you win. if you bet american farro, you may have a few extra bucks this morning. he stayed the course and won the 140th edition of the
preakness stakes at pimlico in baltimore yesterday. the kentucky derby winner justified being called the favorite yesterday. they won the race by five lengths. >> came in with much added pressure. it was a good day. i knew the competition we were facing. we had our cards fall for us. >> now, with a win, at the belmont in new york june 6th, american ferrow would be the first horse since 1978 to take the triple crown and if they do it, it will be the 12th horse to do it all-time. okay, happening today, bourbon, bluegrass at president lincoln's cottage. you can enjoy the music, sip on bourbon, play lawn games, all at the same time. it is at the intersection of rock creek church road and
nikki burdine. alison. crist crist dave statter. welcome back. in case you missed it, what stories have been trending online this week, here's joni b.. >> reporter: here's some of the stories you clicked and shared the most on facebook this week. two drivers have been fired over this one. they were on their way to a funeral when w a flag-draped coffin in the car. next up, a georgia school director was fired after making racial complements at a graduation. she dismissed people early and when people began filing out, she said, look who's leaving, all the black people. a 102-year-old woman tried to blow out candles and sent her
teeth flying, instead. you can watch that video and more by liking wusa 9 on facebook. >> oops! [ laughter ] . all right. we've been scanning the satellite views for the best moments this week. >> look at the footage from the state department's multimission aircraft camera, allowing firefighters to spot flames from higher altitudes. the firefighters can pull up the aerial videos on their phones within minutes. in anchorage, alaska, mother moose gave birth to two young calves. the mothers watched the first steps, a little bit wobbly at first, but they did pretty well for having been born just a half hour before. yeah. they did better than i did. look in the middle of the screen, it's tough to see at first, but that's a woman dangling from a california bridge. not on purpose. a base jumper got tangled and caught under the bridge, high winds got her parachute tangled up in the steel work and crews
had to scale that bridge to cut the woman loose. i'm sure they weren't really happy about risking their lives to save hers. did you know we're an and and an uncle today. >> that's right, meet the newest member. kensington sage kingsley made her debut on saturday. she's the daughter of jan jeffcoat and her husband, she weighs 7 pounds 11 ounces, mom, dad and big sis are all doing well this morning. >> super cute, congratulations. still to come this morning, a tragic story as a college graduate falls from a roof, hours before he was to set the next chapter of his life. and amtrak putting new safety measures in place after this week's deadly crash. and another summerlike day, a little bit cooler than it was yesterday. but thunderstorms still in the forecast. i guess it's good aviation weather. we will look in the first alert i love the taste. always smooth, never bitter.
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on the terror organization. it's a warm and muggy day. we will see another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms. it's a yellow alert day here in the first alert weather center. a sticky start, but welcome to the best place for sunday morning television, i'm mike hydeck. >> i'm meteorologist erica grow. we will get off to that warm and muggy start. mike, you said you encountered heavy rainfall yesterday as you headed home, rights? >> yes, we had a situation with the rain so heavy we couldn't see ten feet in front of the car, there were rivers going down the side of the road. so, yesterday, that was unbelievable. is that done for today? >> no, we could have another round of heavy downpours. the difference today is that the rain will arrive earlier in the day than it did yesterday. yesterday we were able to get in plenty of dry hours and you can enjoy outdoor activities. today is a yellow alert day because the rain will arrive in the afternoon, from west to east once again. if you live in winchester,
warrenton, hagerstown, you will see the thunderstorms and rain showers earlier in the day by about 1:00. it will be 78 degrees in downtown washington at that point. 81 at 4:00, dropping down from our high temperature of 83 which we'll reach at 3:00. we're still going have the threat for a shower or thunderstorm by 7:00 this evening. current temperature is 70 degrees in winchester. 64 in westminster. 67 degrees in waldorf. we have the reduced visibility. i told you we'd hang onto that reduced visibility until about 8:00 or 8:30. one and a quarter miles right now in warrenton. it's not too soupy out there, but it is definitely muggy and you can see the showers that are moving toward us again on satellite and radar. we'll time those out coming up. >> thank you, erica. now the latest on the crash of amtrak 188. regulators ordered amtrak to put new safety measures in place.
the fbi is also launching its own investigation, trying to determine if something hit the train's windshield just seconds before the crash. and train service will now start again between washington and newyork on tuesday. here's more. >> reporter: amtrak has agreed to improve safety measures in the heavily-traveled northeast corridor. the federal railroad administration is issuing an emergency order requiring technology that will alert the engineer when a train is over the speed limit and automatically apply the brakes if the train doesn't slow down. train 188 was traveling 106 106 miles an hour, more than twice the speed limit when it derailed tuesday. the engineer, brandon bostian, spoke to ntsb investigators friday. >> he's required to sound the bell as he goes through -- past the station stop, he did that. he recalled doing that. but he has no recollection of anything past that. >> reporter: the fbi forensic
experts will now analyze the damage to the engine windshield after a crew member reported an object may have hit it seconds before the derailment. two other trains traveling in the same area around the same time also appear to have been hit by something. monika williams was on one of them. the train came to a stop. >> now there's another train a few minutes ahead and you're telling me it's off the tracks, so it's a feeling. and then a little bit of that, too. >> reporter: amtrak expects rail service between new york and philadelphia to resume on tuesday. in new york, hedda daniels for cbs news. in that area, local train officials say transit police get a call at least once a week about people throwing things at passing trains and trying to hit the windshields. and developments this morning in the murder a rockville couple. a man who is believed to be a neighbor is in custody right now in alaska. we should learn more about him today. surae chinn is live this morning near the victim's home
with what we know so far. good morning, surgeriae. >> reporter: good morning, mike. what i can tell you is tomaszewski is a neighbor, his home is right next door, just beyond those line of trees. police here are standing by, they've been here all week long police here have divulged very few details until this apparent break in the case. wusa 9 has been able to confirm with authorities in juneau, alaska, that the vilardos neighbor, 31-year-old scott tomaszewski, had been arrested on a warrant issued by montgomery county police. detectives searched his home and seemed to be concentrating in the garage yesterday. tomaszewski has not been charged yet. he was he arrested saturday as a fugitive from justice, according to police in juneau, alaska. 65-year-old dick vilardo and 67- year-old jody vilardo were found stabbed to death on mother's day. police tell us they were murdered sometime after returning from dinner the night
before with friends in charlestown, west virginia. police believe the vilardos were killed during a burglary. we are set to learn much more later on today. we expect tomaszewski will be extradited here to mountains. montgomery montgomerycounty. a press conference is being held later today. that's the latest here, surae chinn, wusa 9. police are offering a $25,000 reward to help catch those responsible for a double murder in oxen hill, maryland. police were called to the 7 700- block of audrey lane late friday night. they found a 24-year-old and 35- year-old men, both were shot. police believe they were targeted but aren't saying why. five people, including three children, are in the hospital this morning after a serious crash in pencil hills saturday morning. three children were ejected
from the vehicle when the car rolled over. the two adults had to be extricated from the car, according to prince george's county fire department spokesman. there is a cloud hanging over graduation today at the university of notre dame. 21-year-old student from colorado who was set to graduate today died after falling from the roof of the school sports arena. william meckling of centennial, colorado, was among a group of students who climbed onto the roof early saturday. the school says the roof was wet and meckling fell just before 3:45 in the morning. >> i mean, it's really horrible. we're here for my brother's graduation. i can't imagine. i'm sure his family is here and i can't imagine what they're going through and how terrible that is. >> school officials say meckling was a mechanical engineering major and a member of the fencing team there. a key isis leader has been
killed in a firefight with u.s. delta forces. >> special operation forces killed the leader and captured his wife after a raid in eastern syria. danielle noddingham reports. >> reporter: one official says president obama authorized the raid targeting the senior isis leader. he was killed during the overnight operation when he engaged u.s. forces. about a dozen isis fighters were also killed in the raid that included hand to hand combat. delta commandos captured the man's wife, who was taken to a military detention facility in iraq for interrogation. a young woman, who may have been held as a slave, was rescued. u.s. officials hope to get a better understanding of isis leadership from cell phones recovered during the raid. the leader directed the islamic state's black market oil and gas operations, used to finance the terror group. he also played a role in isis
military operations. the u.s. has been conducting a month-long air campaign against isis targets in iraq and syria. friday, the group re-took a city in western iraq. isis fighters are also closing in on the ancient syrian city of palmyra, a site dating back 2 2,000 years. danielle noddingham, cbs news. u.s. treasury officials estimate isis earns about $1 million a day from black market oil sales. still to come here on the news, we will talk with bob schieffer about what's coming up on "face the nation." . and a few things happening right now in rome. we will show you a very special ceremony. and the health toll of depression. it brings a risk for a serious illness. health news straight ahead. right now, mike, it's cloudy and muggy. you will want to keep the umbrella handy for later on this afternoon as another round of showers and thunderstorms
bring in some of that humidity and areas of fog during the overnight hours. as we head into this afternoon, it's going to be very similar to yesterday, but that line of showers and thunderstorms arrives earlier in the day. that's why today is a yellow alert day. let's start it off with a look at the weather cam here, completely clouded over here on the wide view. it will be 74 degrees at 9:00. still cloudy. a few breaks in the cloud cover will provide us with the instability -- instability with more showers and storms. a temperature of 78 degrees at noon. we will be at 81 at 5:00 with the best potential for thunderstorms again today between 3:00 and 7:00 in the afternoon. in the immediate metro area, we won't see any activity until about 3:00, but that's still significantly earlier than yesterday, where we didn't see anything until after 6:00. so, today a much tougher day to get in any kind of outdoor activities. 66 now in dumfries and
oakville. 68 degrees at andrews. so, on satellite and radar, we have that ark of showers and even some embedded cells of heavier rainfall continuing to move past us, we will track them here for you. it is humid. you can feel it out there. and 9 futurecast showing the showers developing. 2:00 p.m., it's raining in the beltway, according to the 9 futurecast. heading into the evening hours, more showers and rumbles of thunder. you can see the yellows and oranges, an indication of the best potential of that thunder between 3:00 and 7:00. it will taper off during the overnight hours, we will have a warm and muggy night tonight into early monday morning. so, monday morning, you have the areas of fog,a spotty shower, as well, and spots of shower activity starting to develop around the lunchtime hour on monday on 9 futurecast. heading into the afternoon, very similar, right? we will see the showers and thunderstorms developing and pushing out as we head into the overnight hours, cooler air is finally going to arrive by the middle of the workweek, but
before that happens, we will push the cold front out and that won't happen until tuesday afternoon. so, today and tomorrow, yellow alert days, today's high, 83 with the round of showers and thunderstorms arriving this afternoon. on monday, some early-morning showers, followed by another round of thunderstorms with a high of 87. on tuesday, the cold front will actually move through, a high of 87 before that drier air pushes in and then it will be much cooler in the first alert seven-day forecast on wednesday through the end of the workweek. so, we'll have that sunshine with us on wednesday, a high of 78 degrees. staying in the 70s thursday and friday, just a slight potential for a shower. mike, back to you. >> thank you, erica. plenty still ahead for you here this morning, but a quick reminder, right after we're off the air, we will have a download of all the news in d.c.. here's a preview. >> good morning. we have a former cia deputy director saying we're in it for the long haul with the war on terror there's and a closer look at the amtrak crash in
philadelphia with the former u.s. secretary of transportation. stay with us, that's all right here. capital download, 8:30 on wusa 9. >> don't miss that at 8:30. so, what role should the federal government play in the wake of the amtrak crash? also, 2016 will be here before you know it. bob schieffer will address that on "face the nation" this morning. he has a preview now. >> yes, that's right. what's going to be done to make sure something like the accident up in philadelphia does not happen again. we will talk to robert sumweather walt, the main investigator looking into all that. we will also talk to pennsylvania senator bob casey. we'll get his thoughts on that. on the political side, the republican caval cade of candidates continues to roll on. we're trying to preview interviews with all of them. and this week, we will have
wisconsin governor scott walker, but i tell you, i interviewed friday, bob gates, a former secretary of defense for both president obama and before that, president george w. bush. i asked him what he thought of the republican candidates' abilitieses and expertise on foreign policy, who did he like in the group so far, he gave me a pretty short answer. he said, i'm not impressed with anybody yet. we will have part of that interview, too. we will lots to talk about this morning, mike, on "face the nation." >> it seems like there's no clear leader, despite there's been tons of polls. jeb bush has tons of money, but still is sort of down, back in the center of the pack. >> i think that's right. i think there is no clear frontrunner at this point, and, you know, jeb bush had a really tough week last week. somebody asked him at the beginning of the week, i guess it was, if you knew then what
you know now, would you have ordered american troops into iraq as his brother did. first he said he would, then the next day he said, well, that's just a hypothetical question and by the end of the week, he was saying, no, i wouldn't have. so, that got a lot of attention, it's one of the things i will ask scott walker about and one of the things i talked to bob gates about on friday. so far, i mean, bush having off, i think, to kind of a rocky start. you are right, though, he does have this tremendous fundraising ability, but right now, he's -- he has not pulled out in front of anybody much. it's pretty much anybody's game right now, i think. >> and, bob, what about chris christie, he's gone into the woodwork, too. is bridge gate too much for him to overcome? >> i think it had an impact. the shine is definitely off of chris christie right now. whether he can put that back together, you know, he's a
terrific interview, he makes a very good speech. i think he has some ability to raise money. but there's no question that this whole thing over the bridge and blocking it off, you know, and tying up traffic, that really hit home with a lot of people and raised a lot of questions. so i'm another sure where he goes from here. . >> all right, bob schieffer. we appreciate your time. thank you. >> thanks, mike. we have a lot ahead this sunday morning here on wusa 9 news. we will head back to rockville. surae chinn is following developments in a double murder case there. and despite buildings burning and people protesting, a baltimore library kept its doors open. we'll take you there as the staff gets recognized for terrific work. and next, a girl's best friend. this dog is helping one girl deal with mental and physical strain of being bullied. you do not want to miss
welcome back. in the sunday health alert, we're talking about the mental health benefits of owning a dog. >> and how one girl's four- legged friend is helping her battle bullies. melissa lee has more. >> reporter: the decision to home school by brittney monk away from her bullies, but a dog named dodge is getting her the courage to stand up to them. >> sit. stay. >> reporter: he knows all the basic obedience commands. >> he's brilliant.
-- he's, yeah. >> reporter: his tricks aren't what makes the 3-year-old jack russell terrier, dodge, brilliant. his owner, 17-year-old brittney, says it's how he makes her feel some of the he's helped me emotionally through a lot. >> reporter: britsny is no stranger to bullies. >> they come and say, oh, you're a cat or an animal freak or something. >> reporter: her passion for drawing and animals drew criticism and name-calling. that's when brittney's mother, corisa farmer, decided to home school. >> i wanted -- they wanted to put her on medication. i'm not doing that. >> reporter: a gift from brittney's grandparents turned things around. when brittney found herself without any friends -- >> training him brings a smile to my face, seeing he wants to do these things and wants to be with me. >> reporter: she found a friend in dodge. >> he goes fishing with her, to the lake, she throws him in the lake, she got him a life jacket. i mean, it's just her best friend.
>> reporter: brittney spent hours training dodge. >> good boy! >> reporter: the positive response has given her confidence and a passion to put an end to bullying. >> i want him to show everyone how -- how amazing our bond is together and that everyone that said i wasn't an animal freak wasn't wrong and i can do this. >> reporter: dodge can perform more than 200 tricks and my favorite is the one you see right here in the screen, of him pushing a shopping cart. >> that is adorable. great story, great story. another reason to get regular physical activity, researchers in norway tracked 15,000 elderly men and found 30 minutes of activity six days a week was lived to a 40 percent lower risk of premature death. long-term depression may double the risk of stroke in middle-age people. a study in the journal of the
american heart association followed 16,000 patients over the age of 50 and found that even after symptoms of depression improve, you have to be careful because the risk of stroke remains elevated. and doctors can learn a lot from the firm nice of your hand -- firmness of your handshake. the strength of a patient's grip can be a better marker than blood pressure. adults were followed for four years and they found a weaker grip may signal illness, such as heart failure or a possible stroke. in weather news now, at least 22 tornados have been reported in the last 24 hours. we're getting pictures in from that severe weather in oklahoma i told you about in our 7:00 a.m. half hour. saturday's severe weather caused 8 tornados to touch down in the state. you can see buildings toppled on toy cars here and another structure tumbled over the force of winds. and wichita, kansas got inundated on saturday, nearly 4
inches of rain fell. that broke a 1951 record of 3.75 inches. the water quickly flooded the streets and even washed away parts of the road and these drivers obviously not adhering to the advice to never drive through standiatng wer that covers a roadway. happening today, this is a good one, enjoy the blues on the bay. you may face rain, though. various blues artists will appear in the blues festival today starting at 11:00 a.m. buddy guy is on stage at 7:03:00 p.m. it's all happening at sandy point state park in annapolis. coming up in the next half hour, several well-known faces show up in the district, we will find out who's talking at area commencements this morning. plus, we get neighbors' reaction to the developments in a rockville double murder case. before we go break, let's show some of the doppler. >> okay. apparently we're going to show doppler again. but are we going to get the pet
pick 9? okay. let's get the pet pick 9. let's do it. let's show more of the pet picks we love to see. this is a picture from cocoa. we don't have a name for him, but he's knocked out on this gloomy sunday morning. >> okay. and ton ka sent this one in -- tonya sent this in on this lazy sunday. >> it is a lazy sunday with all the cloud cover in place. >> and we have doug with his man desmond, looks like a french bulldog.
for city kids. we will take you there as the librarians are rewarded for work. weather-wise,a repeat performance of yesterday, but this time around, that performance of the showers and thunderstorms arrives earlier in the day. we will track it for you coming up in the first alert seven-day forecast. welcome back to the absolute best place for sunday morning television. we're back , i'm mike hydeck. >> i'm erica grow. we have several of events, getting into that time of year with lots going on. >> yes, the big blues festival today. another fundraiser at the lincoln cottage this morning. when will people have to keep their eyes to the sky? yesterday it was middle afternoonish. >> yes, today it's early afternoon on wards, so we will see the round of showers and thunderstorms developing faster and earlier today than yesterday. it's probably not that surprising to you because it is awfully muggy out there. we start right now with a look at the weather cam. you can tell from this shot of the jefferson memorial that is muggy.
we have dew points in the 60s to around 70 out there, so that's sticky. and it will be 75 degrees under a complete deck of cloud cover at 10:00. with a few breaks in the clouds, we start to stir up the instability, which provides a chance for showers and thunderstorms. they arrive west of town first, and then make their way eastward, progressing toward the east as we head through the day. the best potential for those storms in the immediate metro area and the beltway and the surrounding counties is between 3:00 and 7:00. we will taper things offer in the evening. today's high, 83 degrees. we will reach that at 3:00 in the afternoon, as well. we will track the storms for you coming up. >> thank you. now to our top story, there is a suspect in custody this morning in connection with that double murder of a rockville couple. they were found dead on mother's day. >> the man in custody lives next door to the murder victims. surae chinn is live now in rock having. good morning, surae. >> reporter: good morning, we're learning a little bit more about the arrest. police have given very few details about the case.
i can tell you that the vilardos neighbor lives right next door, right beyond those trees. police have been standing by for days, ever since this happened, one week ago today. wusa-9 confirmed with authorities in juneau, alaska that 31-year-old scott tomaszewski was arrested on a cruise ship that was docked in juneau. he was arrested at 8:00 a.m. yesterday without incident and else courted right off -- escorted right offer that ship. he's being held without bond. tomaszewski was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for first degree burglary and as a fugitive from justice, according to juneau, alaska police. detectives searched his home and seemed to be concentrating in the garage back here in rockville. 65-year-old dick vilardo and 67- year-old jody vilardo were found stabbed to death on mother's day. police tell wusa-9 they were murdered sometime after returning from dinner the night before with friends in charlestown, west virginia.
police believe the vilardos were killed during a burglary. residents have been on message ever since this double homicide happened. >> it's good and shocking both at the same time. we've been really concerned about there being, you know, potentially a killer loose in our neighborhood. people have been keeping their lights on, you know, inquiring about security systems, talking and communicating more to one another. >> i'm still very confused and perplexed as to the brutal manner in which they were executed. that doesn't seem to make any sense. >> reporter: and hopefully it will make a little more sense this afternoon. a press conference is scheduled later on today. police so far have been very tight-lipped about this case. we don't know when this man will be extradited back to montgomery county. we should hear more from the montgomery county police chief, county exec and the state's attorney's office later on today, sometime around midday.
back to you. >> surae chinn live in rockville this morning. thank you, surae. and following new information, developments in a second gruesome murder case. police need your help. look at this surveillance video. they're trying to talk to the man seen here connected to the slaying of a family and their housekeeper on thursday. earlier this week, police identified two of the people found dead in a burning home in northwest d.c., savvas savopoulos and his wife, amy. and police believe the other bodies found are the couple's son, philip, and their housekeeper, veralicia figueroa. three of the four victims had blunt force or sharp object injuries, according to the autopsy reports. a fire victim remains in the hospital this morning, suffering serious burns after an apartment fire that killed another person in alexandria. firefighters are working to determine the cause of the fire. it was saturday in the 47 4700- block of kenmore avenue. the surviving victims are being treated at washington hospital center's burn unit right now.
flashbacks for new jersey beachgoers to the 2013 boardwalk fire there. crews overnight battled a fire at a shop on the ocean city boardwalk, where one employee was inside the surf shop at the time, but managed to get out. no one was injured and the damage was contained to that one shop. regulators have now ordered amtrak to put new safety measures in place as the fbi is launching its own investigation, trying to determine if something hit the train's windshield seconds before the crash. hedda daniels has more. >> reporter: amtrak has agreed to improve safety measures in its heavily-traveled northeast corridor. the federal railroad administration is issuing an emergency order, requiring technology that will alert the engineer where a train is over the speed limit and automatically apply the brakes if the train doesn't slow down. train 188 was traveling 106 miles per hour, more than twice
the speed limit when it derailed tuesday. engineer brandon bostian spoke to ntsb investigators friday. >> he's required to sound his bell as he goes through, passed the station stop, and he did that. he recalled doing that. but he has no recollection of anything past that. >> reporter: fbi forensic experts will now analyze the damage to the engine windshield after a crew member reported an object may have hit had seconds before the derailment. two other trains traveling in the same area around the same time also appear to have been hit by something. monika williams was on one of them. her train came to a stop. >> now there's another train a few minutes ahead and you're telling me it's off the tracks? so lots doing. and then a little bit of gratitude, too. >> reporter: amtrak expects rail service between new york and philadelphia to resume on tuesday. in new york, hedda daniels for cbs news. local train officials in that area say transit police
get at least one call a week in that area for people throwing things at passing trains. well, there is a positive story out of baltimore, in the wake of those freddie gray protests. throughout the riots and the looting that overtook the city, there were several public places and businesses that stayed open despite the danger. >> that's right. and one of those located in the hardest-hit area is now being recognized. tracy, from our sister station in baltimore, explains. >> reporter: the foundation, not the only ones to recognize the library as a beacon of hope of the these letters seen right here from students out-of- state also show their support. from the cbs burning down across the street to businesses being looted nearby, the library at pennsylvania and north avenues was at the center of the unrest during the freddie gray protest. >> we saw that the library continued to operate and everything is going on. it really impounded to us what a community anchor it is. >> reporter: the library, giving the community a sense of
security and hope. >> central that the library be open for the community right after the riots and during the entire time of the unrest. people came in for safety. >> reporter: the foundation honoring the library with a 25 $25,000 grant. >> we are so delighted for the grant from the bank. we look forward to using it to help our building and help our programming. >> reporter: helping the business continue its mission to have a positive outlet for the city's youth and adults. >> i like to read books and get on the computers. >> this is where i come almost every day. and this is like my place -- >> it's a lot of kids, basically, in this part. and with everything that happened a few weeks ago, they can come here instead of being out there. >> reporter: renovations have already started here at the library and should be finished by the end of the summer. i'm trace leone, wjz eyewitness
news. and there will also be extra lighting and surveillance cameras to beef up security in that part of pollen count r town, as well. did you bet well on the preakness? if you backed american pharoah, you may have a few extra bucks this morning. american pharoah stayed the course en route to a possible triple crown by winning the 140th edition yesterday. the kentucky derby winner trained by bobby baffert and ridden by victor espinoza was the favorite. he won by five lengths. >> came in here with much- added pressure being the derby winner, so it was a good day. i also was cautiously optimistic, i knew the position we were facing. we had our cards full and had to really get did. >> and they did. with a win at the belmont stakes in new york, american pharoah would be the first horse since "affirmed" in 1978 to take the triple crown and
only the 12th horse all time to do it if they pull it off. a water main break near the race course led to the bathroom closures on the preakness day. this was a day when the temperatures in baltimore hovered around 80 degrees. officials say the horses still had plenty of water. several commencement ceremonies happening today. apple's ceo tim cook will deliver gw's address on the national mall. 25,000 students there receiving diplomas. graduate students and u.s. marine captain richard ruiz will be the student speaker for the commencement. several other schools also graduating the class of 2015. they include georgetown law and the governor will deliver the commencement address at northern virginia community college. and one of our favorite people, a familiar face from cbs this morning, was in d.c. on saturday. charlie rose addressed georgetown university's
graduating class of 2015. >> every single day there becomes a rounder, a more interesting world and a more challenging world. you will live longer, you will have more opportunities that many of us can't even comprehend. everything is changing. >> charlie also received an honorary degree while what he there and gave a nod to his co- anchor, nora o'donnell, who has a masters degree from georgetown. and giving out bikes today for good deeds. the students in grades 1 through 3 earned the bikes by completing six responsible acts, like perfect attendance or volunteering. the bicycle distribution includes helmets and a brief safety orientation today at king pond farm instead. also happening today, the d.c. dre''on boat festival continues. it happened in georgetown. the event features dragon boat
races on the potomac river and hands-on activities as well. and coming up here this morning, it's time to grab a martini and celebrate with don draper. the popular tv show comes to an end. plus, we'll go on a rear behind the scenes look at the ed sullivan theater with late show host david letterman. a few light sprinkles and showers this morning, then another round of thunderstorms develops this afternoon. i will track them for you with 9 futurecast coming up in the first alert seven-day. today's high temperatures, 80 to 85 degrees.
welcome back. air conditioning will be a priority today for many of you, just because it is so wet. >> yes, and i have my water bottle sitting over here, it's been like dripping on the outside. it's not leaking, of course. >> we've got the humidity. >> yes, it's going to be the case all day long. that high humidity leading to another round of showers and thunderstorms, just like we had yesterday, and then a repeat performance tomorrow, takes a while for the pattern to break. we will show you when it breaks in just a minute. right now, let's get things started with a look at this place oil got to visit yesterday. the aquarium in baltimore had a weather and climate day. from left to right, that's bernadette, the organizer of the event, then me, of course. we had jeff hallpren, then
shawn, also with climate central. and two colleagues from wjz in baltimore. we talked about the changing climate impacting the weather in the d.c. and baltimore region. so, on the weather cam, you can see it's missy and cloudy now. 73 degrees at 9:00 with cloud cover remaining in place. you can see the pop-up showers and thunderstorms developing possibly as early as noon in the immediate metro area. we could see a shower. thunderstorms are more likely in the afternoon and early evening hours. i'd say 3 to 7. this area, that's when you're going to see the thunderstorms move through, between 3:00 and 7:00 this afternoon. 66 in germantown now. 68 in waldorf. 72 muggy degrees in downtown washington. on satellite and radar, plenty of moisture heading our way. this will continue to track through as we head into the afternoon and evening hours. on 9 futurecast, we're dry at noon in the immediate metro, but here are the showers and
thunderstorms. you see the reds and oranges popping through. heavy downpours possibly occurring again this afternoon and evening. monday morning, we start out dry, but then we're going to see that next round of showers and thunderstorms arriving as we head into, again, the afternoon and evening hours. so today's yellow alert day, so is monday. very similar story tomorrow to what we're going to have today. we will be even warmer with a high of 87. on tuesday, we get up to 87 again, but it will be early rain and storms, clearing out in the afternoon, becoming breezy, much cooler on wednesday. and the first alert seven-day forecast, a high of 78 degrees, a slight chance for a shower on both friday and also on thursday. back to you, mike. thank you, erica. pope francis is right now canyonizing four nuns, one italian and two from the holyland. that's happening today in rome. two nuns from palestine will be the first to receive sainthood since the early days of christianity. they're the first arabic-
speaking saints, as well. and david letterman will take the stage at the sullivan theater for the last time on wednesday. in his only tv interview before leaving the late show, jane pauly asks him what's next. >> reporter: now i am told by some staff that you're seen in -- not odd, but unique nation places around the ed sullivan theater, trying to soak it all in. >> well, that's absolutely correct. when i'm down here during band numbers or commercial breaks, i will go to various places and try to memorize what it looks like and how i feel and look at the audience and get the scale of things because even though i've done it for so long, i -- i don't ever want to be without a fairly accurate, fairly vivid impression of this experience. i don't think i'll ever be back
in this building again. honestly. >> reporter: because? >> i think it would be too difficult for me. it will be too difficult for me becawant to come back and see others live living our lives. does that make sense? >> absolutely. >> that's just a taste of the interview. you can see the full conversation coming up later this morning on cbs sunday morning. it starts at 9:00 a.m.. and the new host of the late show is talking about taking over for letterman. >> steven colbert, of course, talked about this week -- about how honored he is to be following in david letterman's footsteps. >> the only way i can think to properly honor dave is starting in september, we will do the best show we possibly can and occasionally make the network very angry at us. >> well said. the first late show will air
here on wusa 9 coming up on september 8th. th the end for don draper who we've come to love, know and hate. >> the festival kicked off this past week with premiers of "mad max" the cast and crew showed their support. the movie hits thirteenthers may 15th. -- hits theaters on may 15th. even though the nationals are on the west coast, the racing presidents never stop running. abe lincoln and george washington stopped by this week, challenged me to a race. that's an opportunity you can't pass up. despite thuy 206 years old, abe is pretty fast. he won.
he might have jumped the starting gun a little bit. >> mike, you are not a short guy it's hard to make you look little. those bobbleheads they have there, that must add three feet to their frames. >> so much fun! [ laughter ] >> it was a great sense of humor. still to come on this morning's news, this sunday morning, how a coed introduction led two women to discover long-lost family. this is really interesting. we're going to explain that coming up. here's pet picks 9 before we go break. >> we have a picture from dove first. this is his man, desmond. i think we got a peek at him earlier, why not look at him again? he looks like a puppy, actually. you can send your pictures to us using #petpics9. >>
just before we leave you this morning, we have an incredible story. two sisters from different parts of the country did not know the other existed. >> not until they found each other by chance when they both enrolled in the same college course on the same campus with the same professor. mark alberts picks up the story from here. >> it was like a fairy tale. >> reporter: the two sisters marvel at the coincidence, the
luck, the fate. what are the odds? ? >> impossible. >> reporter: their sibling story began when both signed up for a writing course at columbia university in 2013. neither could have imagined the tale they'd end up telling, together. >> it's the first day of class, you're doing introductions, when did it dawn on you that you could be related. >> she said she was from new jersey and had a child. >> when she followed up with a rapid fire of more detailed questions like were you given up for adoption in florida by a woman named lesli? the room froze. i was like is this real life? >> we spoke with the mother from rhode island. >> she didn't believe in a higher power after 48 years, you have to believe in one now. it's basically a miracle. >> she was just a troubled teenager when she gave up the girls for adoption at birth. a year apart. 35 years later, her voice still
breaks. >> i wanted them to have the best possible future they could have and it wouldn't have been with me. it's sad to give up your own children, but i thought it was the best to give them everything. so they had a chance. >> reporter: in the next few days, the mom who gave her girls a selfless gift will meet katie for the first time, since that hospital room so long ago. >> what she did for us was incredible. she gave us literally the gift of life. >> reporter: this family's next chapter begins monday when lizzie graduates from columbia with a degree in creative writing. her long-lost mother and sister by her side. mark alberts, cbs news, new york. >> that is unbelievable! and they both went to columbia! >> yeah! >> good school. >> good students. >> very good students. all right. we have a lot of things going on this sunday. let's check on the weather again. >> unfortunately, looks like it's going get very unsettled this afternoon and evening.
the biggest difference from yesterday is that the storms and showers arrive earlier. it's actually already lightly sprinkling out there in a couple of spots. today's high, 83 degrees, upper 80s tomorrow with more showers and thunderstorms, today and tomorrow are both yellow alert days, mike. we will keep a close eye on the radar all day long. and, of course, howard will be tracking the storms this evening. you can tune in for his forecast tonight at 6:30. everything clears out by the way, tuesday afternoon and then that cooler, drier air moves in for the middle of the workweek. >> and the average temperature around this time is 78. >> 76 it says at the top of the screen there. >> yes, we return to average as we head into the middle of the workweek. >> that's it for us here this sunday morning. capital download is coming up next. i'm mike hydeck. >> i'm meteorologist erica grow. have a great day.
a 33 year veteran of the cia says the war on rrteor will be fought for generations. >> on the ground in philadelphia we talk about the deadly train crash and what's next for amtrak with the former secretary of transportation. i'm susan page. >> and i'm derek mcginty and this is capital download. good morning to you and welcome to capital download. almost 14 years now since the terror attacks on 9/11 and the end of the war against radical islam seems, if anything, farther away than ever. >> former cia deputy director michael morell is not surprised. he talks about the enduring war on terror in his new book, the great war of