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violence in baltimore. nearly 30 people shot along the long holiday weekend. two of b.b. king's daughters say the legend was poisoned. meet the man who makes riding roller coasters a career. the news starts right now. good morning. welcome to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. it is tuesday. beautiful shot on the water. tuesday, the 26th of may. i'm andrea roane. i'm nick giovanni. it is back to business tuesday. in the words of larry miller, we enjoyed a nice holiday weekend. allyson, the heat is on to welcome everyone back. >> it is. you are going to be grabbing the umbrella, not only today but the coming days. our summer pattern is here for a while. let's take a look how we're
starting off on our beautiful michael & son camera. by this afternoon temperatures are going to warm up by 20 degrees. another day with southerly winds at 13 miles per hour right now. so breezy at times. high pressure to the east feeling the srl winds setting the stage for showers and storms this afternoon. i'll track them for you coming up. in the meantime grab the umbrella and your high today 88. larry, over to you. thanks. metro riders off to a good start. the trains and buses running on schedule. it's in lanham where we have an issue this morning. two lanes blocked on the outer loop of the beltway. our traffic camera shows the delays in that area. that is the situation here. you see police on the scene traffic being able to get by. looks like one lane closed at this point but still expect some delays out in that area. sky 9 is over the scene of a fatal accident, this out in
greenbelt where we have two right lanes blocked, traffic getting by on the left-hand side so we're asking drivers to stay away from this area in anticipation of the delays fl we'll have an update for you in about ten minutes. it is tuesday, may 26 and it's already been the deadliest may in baltimore since 1999, five more days to go. so far 35 people this month have been killed. police are investigating nine murders and more than 26, almost 30 shootings that happened this memorial day weekend alone. that includes a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the leg. this record setting violence all happening in west baltimore. you may remember that's ground zero for the freddie gray riots and protests. known drug dealers are behind the violence. city councilman bill henry there west baltimore says the violence will unfortunately continue until young men are able to get jobs. henry tells the baltimore sun, quote, the underground economy is more attractive when the
above ground economy isn't built for you. though the councilman says paying more police to patrol the area is not the only answer, policing is definitely part of the solution. i'll tell you what the department plans to do about the spike in violent crime coming up at 6:30. delia goncalves, wusa9. this morning federal acts are investigating a series of anonymous threats made against commercial airliners. one of the serious enough the u.s. air force scrambled two fighter jets. the caller claimed the plane was carrying chemical cep upons. >> out of precautionary measures two f-15 aircraft were launched to monitor the aircraft to make sure it made it to its destination at jfk. >> we understand no hazardous material was found on any of the planes. one law enforcement source said there were about ten threats made against those airlines yesterday. d.c. police are trying to solve a murder which happened just blocks away from the washington convention center. they say a man who was last
seen on a white dirt bike shot a woman at 7th and o northwest. that's in the shaw neighborhood. this picture was tweeted to us by a resident of the neighborhood. detectives are looking for a suspect with long locks. we're told he was last seen on a white dirt bike. a 7-year-old boy is recovering this morning after nearly drowning at a community pool in rockville. it happened yesterday at yale place. thanks to quick action from some bystanders and a lifeguard the child was rescued. >> he wasn't breathing. so we started compressions and gave some breaths and finally he started choking up. >> this was actually his second near drowning in montgomery county in just a 24-hour span. in another case a man almost drowned at a private pool in potomac. police are still looking for possible accomplices in the mansion murder case in d.c.'s woodley park neighborhood. so far only one person daron
wint has been arrested in the murders of savvas savopoulos, his wife, amy and their son philip and the housekeeper vera figueroa. court documents show the murders, quote, required the presence and assistance of more than one person. >> there's a tremendous amount of information that's now available to them that they have to parse through and follow each and every one. >> investigators say one of the witnesses in the case has changed his story about some critical details. the details involve when the request to deliver $40,000 was made, how he received the package, and where it was left. happening today a rally at cool springs elementary school filled with supporters and other concerned citizens who say we need to be investing in our scoos. they say they know -- schools. they say they know exactly how it should happen. with a new property tax. the rally will kick off at 11:00 and they will be asking the county council to pass that
provision. they say it's a good idea. they say the -- to approve the motion set forth by rushern baker proposed 15% property tax is the only way to get this accomplished. we first told but this idea. it received a lot of pushback and very little support, especially from property owners in prince george's county. baker says the increase will raise about $130 million and that money will go directly back into schools. baker says also that the county schools are getting about $20 million less due to governor hogan's decision. still not everyone is convinced that this is the best way, including county councilmembers but today the supporters say they hope to try and convince those county councilmembers to vote to pass this measure. they'll be voting on thursday but today that rally will start at 11:00 here at cool springs elementary. that's the late nest prince george's county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. after some violent weather recovering operations are about to begin in texas. >> the justice department
prepares to address a pattern of problems in the cleveland police department. >> wusa9 is back after this but first here's allyson with more on our summer forecast. >> thanks, andrea. we're off to a great start. here on the weather terrace it is clear skies. the birds are chirping and temperatures are comfortable. take a look where we are. we're at 69 degrees in d.c. a nice little breeze out of the south and we are headed to 85 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.
people of the coffee drinking world, dunkin' has a dark roast coffee that's deliciously roasted just right for a bold start and smooth finish that's never bitter. put down the dark roast you've been putting up with and reach for the one you deserve. welcome back. happy tuesday. hopefully you had a good holiday weekend. it sure was good weather wise. we're going to crank it up another notch. heat, hiewmgdty and showers and storms. we're dry for now with a nice little breeze out of the south.
kind of cool at times with the breeze but we're headed to the upper 80s near 90. showers and storms arrive this afternoon. pretty scattered for areas to the west. isolated through the metro spots. highs near 88 degrees. i'll go through the rest of the futurecast coming up in a bit. out in southern maryland, we are issue and problem free. no problems along route 4, route 5, 301 and 210 problem free. a live look at 301 at route 5, volume just starting to build up on 301 but no issues, no accidents to report out there. it is out in greenbelt also in parts of landover where we're starting to see some of the major issues over the scene after fatal auto accident involving a pedestrian and semitruck. two right lanes blocked on the inner loop of the beltway at good luck road. traffic inbound two left hand lanes. after the seven-day forecast, we will give you an update on the situations out in prince george's county. we'll send it over you to. a legal battle between two of b.b. king's children and his management team could soon turn into a criminal investigation.
>> a bounce house taken for a ride with kids inside when a water spout made landfall in florida. wait till you see this video. >> wusa9 is back after this but first allyson has more on the forecast. >> we are off to a good start. 57 for germantown. 59 for laurel. 59 for bowie and midz 60s in arlington -- mid-60s in arlington. we're headed to
gldz mark your calendars. june 21. that is the official start of summer but obviously mother nature believes practice makes perfect. >> why mark it. we're here. >>it's going to be hot and humid the next couple of days. the morning hours are okay. if you're one of those morning exercisers before 10:00 before we start to heat up, you are going to be pretty comfortable. let's look how we're starting off. the morning jog right now it's okay. it's once you get to about mid- morning the humidity really cranks up. 69 degrees. winds out of the south 13 miles per hour. that's a nice little breeze. it will feel cool at times. probably not as breezy as it was yesterday. our setup is very similar, eerily similar to yesterday. that's why we're having the flooding concerns and the storm potential out west.
for us high pressure still off to the east. the southerly, swerm winds continue to usher in -- southwesterly winds continue to usher in the heat and humidity. it will be on the humid side the next several days. we have the same forecast and setup till the weekend, until the cold front the one stuck off to the west makes its way here. we'll be stuck in this pattern. keep the umbrella close by during the afternoon and evening time frame. the morning hours are okay, though. clouds continue to increase. this is 4:30 getting going on your drive home. showers and thunderstorms are abundant as you head to the 81 corridor and leesburg and reston. they do become a little more isolated as the sun sets for the metro spots. becoming a little thinner and maybe not as intense. the rainfall not as intense for the district. as we head through tomorrow, same story. i think wednesday and thursday our rain chances bump up a little bit for the metro spots. so keep the umbrella with you. by friday and saturday we thin out the rain chances a little bit but they're still there and our temperatures are similar almost every day till the cold front comes on through.
88 for today and tomorrow 87. each day we're about 85 to 90 degrees. pick or choose which one you think -- if it rains, you'll be into the mid-80s or if it doesn't rain near your home, it will be near 90. a little cooler over the weekend. hey, larry. thanks. your time 16:16. growing -- is 6:16. growing delays in prince george's county. the first major accident we have has one lane blocked on the outer loop at 50. the delays by my estimates, i've been able to count a three to four-mile delay on the outer loop. you can see police still on the scene regarding an auto accident. north of that on the inner loop of the beltway, just south of the bw park kaye from sky 9 -- parkway from sky 9, another accident. the delays we anticipate will extend for a while so drivers need to be patient or consider
alternate routes because it seems like the situation has gone from bad to worse. as we take you on the western side of the beltway from clara barton parkway to university boulevard, this is on the inner loop, about a 13-minute commute. no issues on 66 this morning as you make your way from centreville into town from fairfax county parkway to 20th street northwest you're looking at about a 25-minute commute. over to you. right now speaking of bad to worse, parts of texas are under water this morning. the aftermath of record breaking rain and flash flood watches are still in effect. >> omar villafranca is in wimberley, texas where 12 people are missing after their vacation home was swept away. >> reporter: severe storms moved through texas for the third straight day. up to 6 inches of rain fell in houston subamericaing roads and prompting authorities to declare a flash flood emergency leaving drivers stranded in their cars on flooded streets and highways. even a police officer in texas
had to be helped after his patrol car got stuck in rising waters. in hayes county, the swollen blanco river swiped out more than 1,000 homes including one where two families had gathered for the holiday weekend. 12 people who were inside the house are missing. >> to observe firsthand what the devastation looks like, you cannot candy coat t. it's absolutely massive. >> reporter: teams here in wimberley will transition today from a search to a recovery mission meaning that no more survivors are expected to be found in the flood debris. the search for survivors is just beginning across the border in mexico where a tornado killed more than a dozen people and left hundreds of homes destroyed. and in austin, fast moving creeks took over city streets in the downtown area flooding businesses and trapping some employees at 57-eleven-- >> at a 7-eleven. >> the employees waited too long to leave and got trapped by the water. they were forced to go up on to the counters. >> reporter: the threat for
severe weather is not yet over in texas. forecasters are calling for more rain today. omar villafranca, cbs news, wimberley, texas. today the justice department is expected to outline steps the cleveland police department will be required to take to address a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations. the agreement comes days after a judge declared a police officer not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting after black man and woman. police stopped the couple's car and officer michael brelo fired 15 shots into the vehicle. the verdict prompted protests and dozens of arrests. a memorial day fishing trip ended with a rescue on white hall bay in annapolis. police officers were returning from a wreath laying ceremony on a patrol boat when they spotted seven people sitting on top of a capsized motor boat. they believe the boat flipped on its side after striking a sand bar. all seven people were rescued and are okay. a special response team is on its way to a new jersey hospital this morning after a
man died there from a rare west african disease. the center for disease control says the man recently returned from liberia. >> he was diagnosed with lassa fever. eight not a cause for public -- it's not a cause for public alarm. it's not spread through casual contact. some terrifying moments on a florida beach and cameras were rolling. a water spawt made landfall -- spout made landfall flipping a bounce hundreds. >> it was secured to a basketball court when it happened as don champion reports. >> reporter: in a matter of seconds amazement quickly turned to panic monday. >> oh, the bounce house. >> reporter: as a water spout made landfall on a fort lauderdale beach sending a bounce house flying. several people were inside when it went airborne. they immediately fell on to the sand, three of them including a
5-year-old were hurt. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: was anything hurt? >> my lip and my wrist. >> reporter: tamika's daughter was among the injured. >> i was crying oh, my god, oh, my god, i can't believe this. >> reporter: two of the children were released from the hospital monday night. doctors kept a third child overnight for observation. don champion, cbs news, new york. legendary actor, oscar nominee omar sharif is battling alzheimer's disease. his agent confirmed the diagnosis after his son discussed it in an interview with a spanish newspaper. the egyptian born actor is known for his roles such as "funny girl." the daughters of b. brchlts king claim -- b.b. king claim their father was poisoned. they say family members were prevented from seeing him in his final days.
they blame his personal manager and assistant. he dade may 14 after his las vegas home. court petitions filed before king's death asked that guardianship be transferred to a family member. they allege that money was missing from king's bank account. an autopsy was performed sunday but ruts will take several -- results will take several weeks. the attorney for king's estate calls the claims ridiculous and police say there is no active homicide investigation. no grand slam for venus william. she dropped her final match. this is the second time in three years williams has been sent packing in the opening round. it was also the fifth time in the last 13 grand slam turnments she's made a first round exit. coming up, a look at how the auto industry plans to handle the massive takata airbag recall. >> was take flying, driving or walking? the numbers are in for the top choice of travel this weekend. >> i'm here on the weather
repairing every airbag is going to take time and patience. >> reporter: natalie owns a honda civic and is one of the millions now trying to get their takata airbags replaced. >> i tried to make an appointment for my car because of the recall. that's when they told me there wasn't going to be any appointments available till november. >> reporter: dealerships across the country are being swamped with calls from concerned drivers. ashley is at honda in oakland, california. >> we have ordered over 3,000, 3,000 airbags that are still on backorder. we could have a whole department devoted to the airbag recall at this point. >> reporter: takata are prioritizing replacements in high humidity states because they think moisture is the cause of the airbag ruptures. in some cases takata airbags deploy with excessive force shattering sending shrapnel into the vehicle.
at least five in the u.s. have been killed and over 100 hurt. at auto nation toyota of western florida, they've been replacing up to ten airbags a day. jim vendor is the president of the eastern region at auto nation. he says in his area there is enough supply to meet demand for now. >> this is not a small recall with a minor part n. is an important piece they need to have addressed with their vehicle. we have the parts to repair the vehicle so they need to come in and get it taken care of. >> reporter: for those who can't get replacement parts or don't know if their vehicles are part of the recall, it is a difficult wait. >> if my car can essentially kill me as i go home today from my job, i'd really like to get that fixed right away. it's unimaginable to wait a couple of months and hope i don't get into a serious accident. >> there's another factor in the whole issue. the rental car companies. the summer travel season combined with the recall means some rental car companies are slammed with business. at this point no one tells us
that they've run out of cars just yet. the numbers show about one and a half million people hit the roads over the holiday weekend. that's despite rising gas ic pres in many parts of the country. driving was a top choice for travelers across the country. >> we've driven by stations in arizona in the morning. we see one price and three hours later we see another price. >> consumer confidence, a bolstered economy and lowered gas prices are the primary reason for renewed interest in holiday travel. a company that owns the pipeline that spilled oil along the santa barbara coast now hope as broken section of the pipeline will be removed today. plains all american pipeline says 101,000 gallons of oil have spilled. one sea lion, nine pelicans and an unknown number of fish have been killed. two public beaches are closed till at least june 4.
good morning. welcome back to wusa9. it's 6:30. it's back to work and back to tuesday, may 26. you'll neat an umbrella or at least a rain hat because our heat and humidity could give way to evening storms. i'm andrea roane. i'm nick giovanni. it's the return of a legend. welcome back from south africa. let's bring in our team of trackers. larry miller tracking the morning commute and we need ac, allyson? >> the morning doesn't feel too bad. but we'll heat up fast. we're headed for the upper #s on. a breeze superthe south, pretty comfortable. about the most comfortable part of the day is right now. temperatures in the 50s for some areas. 57 degrees as you head to germantown. 69 for d.c. similar setup today
than we were yesterday. the south, southwesterly winds continue. that will give us some showers and storms this afternoon. starting off on the west, 81 corridor, your chances are pretty high. then they'll start to diminish but they'll still move across 95 later on this evening. 88 degrees for your high. we'll track them for you coming up in just a bit. thanks. your time right now 6:30. marc train riders you're good to go. vre same deal. no issues on metro on either the trains or buses. want to head to virginia. we have a situation on the southbound side of route 1 between 123 and the prince william parkway. ankerrier accident causing delays around that area. i'm hearing everything is starting to clear up. you should be good to go within the next 20 to 30 minutes. sky 9 over the situation on the inner loop of the beltway just south of the bw parkway where we had a fatal accident, a pedestrian struck by a semi causing about a three to four- mile delay at this point. so we're asking drivers to consider alternates as we're starting to see growing delays on the inner loop.
we'll have an update for you in about ten minutes. our top story this morning, murder in may. we have five more days to go in this month. still it is the deadliest may in baltimore since 1999. according to police, 35 people have been killed. nine alone over the memorial day weekend. detectives are investigating nearly 30 shootings over the weekend including a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the leg. the spike in violence is happening in west baltimore where police tensions over the freddie gray death remain high. the commissioner now reassigning veteran officers, commanders and captains to west baltimore who built good relationships with neighbors there over the years. we've told police will have a visible and consistent presence in the community but the councilmember who represents west baltimore says policing is not the only answer. he says sadly the violence will
continue until young men in his neighborhood can get jobs telling "the baltimore sun," quote, the underground economy is more attractive when the above ground economy isn't built for you. delia goncalves, wusa9. investigators are still looking into the cause of death of a 3-year-old boy who was found dead in a spark swing as his mother pushed him. charles county sheriff's office says the findings of the autopsy are incomplete. now they're waiting for toxicology reports. the toddler was found friday on a playground in la plate ta. his 24-year-old mother re-- la plata. his 24-year-old mother remains hospitalized. they will not comment if her mental illness played a role. 16-year-old morgan lane arnold is charged as an adult in the death of her father. prosecutors say she convinced her boyfriend to stab her father den nays lane to death in may 2013. her boyfriend pleaded guilty last year. he's now serving 30 years in
prison. a stafford county, virginia man charged with murdering his 11-month-old foster child is expected to enter a plea today. 33-year-old david marcussen is accused of placing caron mason in a scalding hot water bathe on new year's day. the baby was rushed to hospital suffering burns to his face, neck and torso. he died a month later. in just a few hours now, a secret service agent is due in court charged with attempted first degree burglary and destruction of property. d.c. police were
called to 29- year-old arthur baldwin's exgir friend's house in southeast back in april over an argument. windows were smashed, a door dented. baldwin faces up to five years in prison now and $1,000 in fines. an independent u.s. senator known for his outspokenness bernie sanders is making it official today. the vermont lawmaker is running for president. sanders is promising, quote, a political revolution against the billionaires who he says
have hijacked the political system. sanders says he wants to ignite grass roots fires among democrats who are weary of hillary clinton. i'm nikki burdine live in prince george's county. happening today at cool springs elementary school, a rally filled with people who say people need to be investing in prince george's county schools. how? with a property tax increase. as we reported before, not a lot of people were happy with it. it turns out there are some people who say it is a good idea. this plan was put into motion
by rushern baker and it is a 15% property tax increase. we first told you about the idea -- [ inaudible ] -- especially people who own property in prince george's county. the increase will raise about $130 million and that money will then go back into the schools. baker also said the county schools are getting about $20 million less due to governor hogan's decision. still not everyone is convinced this is the best way, including
many city councilmembers, but today supporters say they plan to try their best to convince them otherwise that this is the best way to reinvest in the school system here in prince george's county. the rally will start today at 11:00 here at cool springs elementary in anticipation of a vote with the county council that will be this thursday. that's the latest in prince george's county, i'm nikki burdine, wusa9. 72,000 lady bugs got seven st. mary county students in a whole lot of trouble. the students broke into chopticon high school 3:30 in the morning last wednesday and that's when they allegedly released the thousands of lady bugs into the school. the stunt was apparently part of a senior prank. >> imagine that was a sight to see. here's a familiar sight. in the last 40 years the maryland's men's lacrosse team has made it all the way to the title game eight times. all eight times they have returned to college park without a championship. last night in philly they couldn't follow the lead of the
women's lacrosse team back-to- back champs. instead maryland knell behind to denver early -- fell behind to denver early 4-1. 10-5 ends up being the final. again congratulations to the women's lacrosse team. don't forget our wusa9 text to win campaign is now under way. >> all you have to do is text the key word "kings dominion" to 25543 for your chance to win two tickets. >> i'm meteorologist allyson rae here on the weather terrace. a great start to the day but we are tracking showers and storms this afternoon so grab the umbrella. you're not only going to need it today but the coming days. high temperatures about 88 degrees by 4:00. i'll have the futurecast
welcome back. we're up into the upper 60s. a breeze out of the south at 10 to 15 miles per hour. this is 5:00. those showers and thunderstorms start to develop off to the west and make their journey to the east. by the time the sun begins to set, isolated showers through 95. you'll run into nor downpours as you head -- more downpours as you head to the west. they start to diminish as you head to southern maryland and the eastern shore.
58 to 90 today. we'll -- 85 to 90 today. we're track the rest of your forecast in just a bit. we have one lane blocked on the outer loop of betway in prince george's county. -- beltway in prince george's county as a result of an accident. we have delays in that area, about four-mile delay. we're asking drivers to consider alternate routes. want to take you to sky 9 where we have an issue on the inner loop of the beltway that we told you about. a fatal traffic accident. police still on the scene at this point but again a three to four-mile delay as a result of that accident. a tickoff to the special olympics is going on this morning in washington. tommy mcfly has the scoop coming up. >> it's a job you could not pay me enough to do. i'm just going to admit it. roller coaster reviewer. we'll take a look at that job as i
theme parks are back in business. that means they're improving their roller coasters. >> we bring you the story of one coaster enthusiast who turned his love into roller coasters into a one after kind career. >> reporter: when it opened in 197 # the original colassas was the tallest and fastest in the world. it's this summer's most anticipated new ride argued to arthur levine, a coaster connoisseur who rides for a living. >> i get to run around the country and the world riding roller coasters. >> reporter: he writes about the industry for "u.s.a. today" and about.com but it's more than a job. it's a passion that began when he was just a kid watching the coasters in are veer beach, mass -- in revere beach, massachusetts. >> i remember sitting on the beach with my grandmother and mother and everybody would be facing the ocean and running in
and out of the water. i would have my back to the ocean and be looking at the roller coaster and just be mesmerized by it. >> reporter: he turned that passion into a profession in 1992 when he started writing syndicated roller coaster reviews. now he spends much of his time visiting theme parks all over the world. having fun is also serious business. >> i have deadlines. i have interviews that i have to do. i have photographs that i have to take. i have stories that i have to write with word counts. >> reporter: arthur's big story this memorial day is twisted colassas, the latest hybrid monster in the six flags empire. the president of six flags magic mountain was thrilled when arthur bestowed most anticipated status on her star attraction good when he comes and gives his thumbs up which he does and sometimes he likes them and sometimes he doesn't like them but if he gives a thumbs up, they're as good as
gold. >> reporter: your rating for twisted colassas? >> i have a five star rating. i think i'll give it a five. there aren't many coasters i give that to. >> i nearly lost a ring on a roller coaster one time it was that fast. >> can't do it. in fifth grade you go on a class trip. i was the one staring at the bottom waiting it for to come down. -- for it to come down. let's see what's happening over at cbs this morning. >> good morning, norah. hope you had a good holiday. >> i did. hope you did, too. overnight flooding in texas and we look into bounce house safety after stunning video shows one tossed around in the air with those kids inside. and then we're going to talk to senator rand paul. he will join us here in studio
57. he's running for president. we'll talk to him about isis and nsa surveillance and we'll talk parenting with comedian adam corolla. we'll see you right at 7:00. >> that should be interesting. we'll be looking forward to that. seeing mother nature flexing really all across the country right now. i guess we're fortunate we're just talking about a couple of showers in the near future. >> what's interesting this time of year you get these very active systems and they're usually very fast moving. this one is kind of stagnant and that's why we're seeing a lot of the flooding concerns continue through the midwest. for us the stagnant pattern is a summer like pattern. we're doing okay. let's take a look how we're starting off from our michael & son camera. we look at a lot of sunshine for the morning hours. pretty comfortable out there. humidity is on the rise, higher than it was yesterday and will continue to do so as the ézax southerly winds tiendz of continue to fuel in -- tend to continue to fuel in the heat and humidity. we do have upper 50s out there. some folks are enjoying a nice
comfortable start. 57 for germantown. 54 rockville. college park you're at 66 degrees. bowie 59. as you head down to manassas 63. here's the setup. it looks so similar to yesterday. that's because it is. still watching this cold front slowly make its way, very slowly across the country. so we still have high pressure fueling in the southerly, southwesterly winds setting the stage for active storms this afternoon. i think we'll stay away from severe weather but a quick downpour, even tore ran shall at times and thunder as well. this is 63. a lot of the showers will be found west of 95. not ruling it out along 95 by any means but you'll find them to be more abundant as you travel to the west. for tomorrow a different story. we'll see showers and storms develop right along 95. as we head to thursday, we'll see our rain chances continue to increase. for that i dropped the temperature just a smidge. 85 to 90 degrees almost every day. showers and storms will continue and this weekend hopefully that cold front makes
its way here and cools us down by monday. over to you. >> 6:49 is your time. metro riders, want to let you know everything running on schedule for trains and buses. sky 9 still on the scene of that fatal accident on the inner loop of the beltway if we can take that camera, we'll be able to show you. again a truck versus a pedestrian. we still have -- looks like we have one right lane blocked with traffic getting by "two days, one night," three left hand lanes but still a two to three-mile stretch delay in that area. on the outer loop of the beltway is we with have another delay as result of an accident, another three to four-mile stretch there. we want to show you how things are shaping up on the inner loop west of the accident we talked about from river road to new hampshire avenue you're looking at about a 12-minute commute. eastbound on 66 just delays mainly in fairfax from chain bridge road to constitution avenue northwest you're looking at a 24-minute commute. over to you. the special olympics started right here in the d.c. area in 1968. >> today the flame of hope
leaves d.c. destined for los angeles for the world games coming up in july. tommy mcfly is covering that in the 94.7 fresh fm studios. good morning, my friend. [ no audio ] >> reporter: good morning, guys. very special day here in the d.c. area. by the time you leave the house to get to work, the flame will already be on its way from the washington monument athrong three different trails along the 48 contiguous united states on its way to l.a. for the global games later on in july. this is very special because the olympics -- the special olympics run the torch pretty much the same way the olympics run the torch all across the land giving people a front row seat from all across the nation just what incredibly vibrant people, people with intellectual disabilities are. the special olympics started right here in potomac at yunis kennedy and sergeant shriver's house and it's incredible to
see how it's grown ever since. if you want to follow along this morning, there are three different routes and three different athletes making its way across the country. follow me at tommy mcfly to get all of their handles or you can get the special olympics app where they'll keep you updated on the race, on the run all across the country. in the 94.7 fresh fm studios, i'm tommy mcfly, wusa9. today the justice department will announce details of its plan for changes to cleveland's police force. >> also coming up, texans try to resurface submerged by yet another round of severe weather overnight. is baseball blood pressuring relevant in our city? the nationals average just over 23,000 fans per home game. that's good for -- [ inaudible ] compared that to five years ago when only 7 teams had worst
i'm nikki burdine in prince george's county where later this morning a rally will be held filled with people who say we need to be investing in our county schools here in prince george's county. the rally is going to start at 11:00 at cool springs elementary and parents and supporters say the best way to envis in our -- invest in our schools is the 15% property tax increase that rushern baker first proposed. not a lot of people are happy about it but there are quite a few supporters. today they'll try to convince county councilmembers to vote and pass this. they'll be up for a vote this thursday. the rally at 11:00 here at cool springs elementary school. back to you in the studio. i'm delia goncalves live in the satellite center. it is only may 26 and still it is the deadliest may that baltimore has seen in 15 years, since 1999. so far 35 people have been killed nine alone over the
memorial day weekend. police are trying to curb the spike in violence all happening in west baltimore. what they're going to do is reassign some veteran officers, commanders and captains to west baltimore who have built good relationships with the neighbors there over the years. they say those police will have a consistent presence in that community. allyson? here's the seven-day forecast. # 8 degrees today. it -- 88 degrees today. lots of sunshine turning to cloud cover and some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. starting off mainly off to the west and kind of slowly but surely making their way through the beltway as well. showers and storms each afternoon. it's summer out there or at least it feels like it. we still have a new accident right now affecting traffic in prince george's county. again the right lane blocked on the outer loop of the beltway between new hampshire avenue and university boulevard so that's going to impact traffic out there. sky 9 still on the scene of the inner loop of the beltway south of the bw parkway where we had a fatal accident. looks like we have progress and a lane is open but we still
have one lane closed causing some delays. cbs this morning is next. it's a potentially $55 billion deal that could affect 17 million cable tv subscribers. melanie hobson will have more on the deal to buy time warner. >> "forbes" magazine reveals its annual list of the world's 100 most powerful woman. is andrea on it? visiting south africa, leading discussions, global discussions. >> there had been some women there. >> i'll be back with larry in 25 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.
♪ >>od> go rnmoing, it is tuesday, may 26th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a flash flood emergency overnight in texas. relentless rain wipes out homes, forces new rescues. and play turns to panic south florida. strong winds toss a bounce house high into the air. you'll hear from one of the kids caught inside. and was the king of the blues poisoned? a stunning claim from two of b.b. king's children. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the damage from the flooding is just incredible. >> the water is