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says it accidentally sent live anthrax across the country. two women accused of killing a young lawyer in an upscale d.c. hotel are back in court this morning. there's a new budget proposal to fund prince george's county schools. and how cleaning your grill this summer could put new serious danger. the news starts right now. good morning. welcome to wusa9 at 6:00 a.m. today is thursday, may 28. i'm andrea roane. starting the day at 74 degrees. you know we're in for another hot, humid stormy one. >> we're already in for a long day on the roadways it looks like. larry miller is tracking some incidents on the beltway. you certainly need to know about it if you're going to join us in just one moment. allyson rae and erica grow looking at summer like conditions yet again. >> a couple more days of summer like activity but there is hope in sight. >> just got to make it to the
weekend. >> you get the nice breeze sometimes with some of the thunderstorms. we are going to see a change in the forecast after sunday so keep the umbrella with you today. take a look at your michael & son camera. here we go again with showers and storms this afternoon but similar to day's past. sometimes you get a downpour and sometimes you don't. 74 degrees out there. winds out of the south, southwest at 10 miles per hour about. we're going to continue to see the southerly component throughout the next few days as well. upper 60s, lower 70s. it's warm, humid and it will be hot and humid this afternoon. back up to the upper 80s, near 90 degrees but the thunderstorms will help cool you off if you do see one slide on by during the afternoon and your drive home. larry, over to you. we still are working to get more information about that situation out in chevy chase this morning. again we have an accident that took place between georgia avenue and connecticut avenue on the inner loop of the beltway, actually closer to
georgia avenue where we have an overturned box truck. sky 9 is in the air to show us the scene. all lanes of the inner loop blocked. energy crews on the scene that is the overturned truck. traffic brought to a halt. starting to see delays on the outer loop of the beltway. mainly onroar delays but no incidents -- onlooker delays but no incidents. another update in about ten minutes. our top story, d.c. police are investigating four separate shootings. we begin with a deadly shooting in southeast. >> it happened just after 9:30 last night. a woman was shot at alabama avenue and good hope road. she was taken to the hospital but doctors were not able to save her. police are now looking for a suspect on a dirt bike. that's -- [indiscernible] so far police have not connected any of those shootings. a man who appeared on an mtv reality show is behind bars accused of making terror threats against metro stations.
>> jerez coleman is accused of making 11 calls reporting bomb threats or hostage situations. >> we take each one of these threats seriously and through a lot of investigative efforts we'll find you. >> investigators say the threats included plans to take hostages on a metro bus for a $15 million ransom. the centers for disease control is investigating a potentially deadly mistake by the u.s. military. pentagon officials say live anthrax bacteria was accidentally shipped to labs in as many as nine states. >> reporter: close to 2000 people at a you u.s. air force base in south korea are under preventive medical care. they're getting vaccines and taking antibiotics after possible anthrax exposure. authorities took action after being notified by the pentagon that live anthrax samples were
inadvertently shipped from one of its military labs in utah. the samples were supposed to be inactive. >> no known risk to the general public and there's no suspected or corn firmed cases of -- confirmed cases of anthrax. >> reporter: it was part of a defense program to develop new ways to identify biological threats. along with the lab in south korea, labs in nine states received the samples. they include maryland, texas, wisconsin, delaware, new jersey, tennessee, new york, california and virginia. at least four lab workers here in the united states have been told to take antibiotics. the pentagon first learned of the mistake when a lab in maryland informed them they had received a live sample last week. the cdc has started to confiscate the samples for testing. >> the second mistake in shipment of live anthrax in a year. last union more than 80 people -- june more than # 0 people may -- 80 people may have been exposted when a cdc lab sent it by mistake. the county council is
scheduled to vote on a new budget, one that will make homeowners happy because that 50% -- 15% property tax hike is off the table and they will discuss and vote on the issue today in chambers. at the 11th hour county executive rushern baker backed out of the proposal which faced heavy opposition. the new plan calls that any tax increase last only five years. however, the county executive still wants to fund the chronically low performing school system. so instead of the $133 million in school funds that would have come from the 15% property tax increase, the county executive is asking for $56 million to help pay for arts, family support, teacher retention and the expansion of universitial pre-k. >> if you're going to have a serious compromise that you want to benefit kids, you cannot increase property tax at all without having a conversation about accountability, transparency and performance metrics. >> reporter: we'll have much more on the county executive's
plan coming up at 6:30. we're live in upper marlboro, delia goncalves, wusa9. investigators say two women plotted to rob a married capitol hill attorney and he ended up dead at the donovan hotel. those women are expected in court later today. police say the victim used craigslist to find a man to have a sexual hookup with and one of the women answered that ad posing as a man. police say 19-year-old dominique johnson and her live- in girlfriend 21-year-old jamyra gallmon are charged in connection with the death of 30- year-old david messerschmitt. the couple bought zip ties at a cvs here the donovan hotel just before messerschmitt's murder last february. zip ties were found on the victim's hands. johnson cave when they showed her surveillance video. she's now out on bond after pleading not guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. gallmon is behind bars accused
of stabbing messerschmitt to death. >> this is not the first time nor the last time that you've all seen either a family member or significant other of somebody who's accused of a crime charged in conjunction with that. >> reporter: police say gallmon stole $40 and a metro card from the victim and prosecutors say that johnson then used that stolen metro card. again both of those women are expected in court later this morning. reporting live, vanessa herring, wusa9 news. while you were sleeping, the nba's reigning mvp booked a date with a four-time mvp. seth curry and the warriors reserved their spot in the finals last night knocking off the rockets in game five of the western conference finals with a 104-90 victory. sends the warriors to the championship series for the first time in 40 years. that's where they'll meet lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. game one set for next thursday. >> then it will be over, right?
>> then it's over. >> basketball on hiatus. okay. >> andrea a true fan of the game. >> i'm ready for football. 6:08. deadly thunderstorms which struck texas have let up but people still aren't out of zane gler what some -- out of danger. >> what some describe as biblical flooding not over. >> the humidity said to be the primary story for us today. what can we expect? here's erica. >> that's right, erica out on the weather terrace. we can expect thunderstorms just like yesterday. they'll be pop-up thunderstorms. they're not going to move very fast. take a look at your forecast. we'll see the thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and early evening just like yesterday and again highs near 90 degrees under that partly cloudy sky. this pattern remains stagnant through the weekend. allyson has the details coming
welcome back. getting off to a warm and muggy start again. take a look at our current temperatures. it's 74 degrees in downtown washington. 68 in leesburg and hagerstown. 65 right now in westminster. the filtered sunshine we have out there right now is going to go by the wayside this oon. some pop-up thunderstorms developing by about 1:00 extending through the early evening hours. again a high near 90 degrees. looks like we now have one lane of traffic starting to get by on the inner loop at georgia avenue. this is out in chevy chase where we told you we had an overturned box truck. looks like officials have been able to get that diesel fuel leak under control as well. we're asking drivers to consider going into town and hopping back on the interstate at colesville road as a way to bypass that situation. we'll send it over to you.
living for the weekend? when we may finally get a break from the record heat and humidity. here's allyson. >> the weekend still going to be very hot. i know-- >> i'm not going out. >> you don't go out in this heat? >> no. >> if you do, grab the water. >> only early in the morning or evening. >> we'll be seeing another hot and humid one. we'll see changes next week. make your tee times then. >> that's when we'll party down. >> let's take a look how we're start off from our michael & son camera. another hot and humid one, very summer like. we could reach near 90 again this afternoon. not too many breaks in the pattern and we do need the pattern to break, especially for our friends in texas and oklahoma. they're seeing another round of showers today and tomorrow. 74 for us. winds out of the southwest at 10 miles per hour.
we'll see isolated storms this afternoon so some folks will stay very dry. a lot of areas will stay dry and some lucky areas will get a quick downpour. free lawn watering. 65 degrees for white oak. 56 laurel. 56 for bowie. reston 66. 62 for germantown. it's warm. it's humid. as we head through the afternoon, temperatures will head to near 90. factor in the humidity, feels in the lower 90s. you can't escape this unless you're headed to the beach. we'll see temperatures stay above average for not only us but across the region and for a few more days. we already are the second hottest may on record and could potentially be the hottest may on record. here we are at 2:00. isolated showers and thunderstorms. you see how most areas will stay dry and a couple of downpours across the area. sometimes you get that nice breeze from a surrounding thunderstorm as well to help cool today. 87 for tomorrow. near 90 almost every day through saturday. saturday looks a little bit drier but still you're going to find a couple of storms out there. sunday evening a lot of rain
and thunderstorms but that kicks everything out as far as heat and humidity, some drier weather next week. larry, over to you. we have some slight improvements going on in chevy chase at this point on the inner loop of the beltway. this is taking place between georgia avenue and connecticut avenue. actually closer to georgia avenue where we have an overturned box truck. sky 9 is in place over the scene. again emergency officials are there. one lane of traffic being able to squeeze on by but again we're seeing a four-mile to five-mile backup at least all the way to the spur. for folks traveling eastbound on the inner loop of the beltway coming from areas like bethesda, you will see significant delays at this point. sky 9 showing us all the backups there. it doesn't look like it's going to be easing up any time soon. want to give you a look right now how things are shaping up on i-270. for those of you traveling southbound from areas like frederick and gaithersburg, no issues there as you approach the beltway but again you want to stay away from that area we just mentioned. want to take our terrificland camera if we can and show you how things are shaping up on
395 for those of you traving northbound up to the 14th street bridge. no issue there is, just volume starting to build up as you get into town. we'll have an update on the situation in chevy chase in about ten minutes. over to you. >> thank you, larry. good morning, everyone. 6:18. i'm mike hydeck. here are some of the things we're following in the news right now. the search continues for eight people still missing after the massive flooding in texas and more rough weather is in store which could be hampering the cleanup efforts. omar villafranca is in wimberley with the latest. >> reporter: urban search and rescue teams continue to look for several people still missing in wimberley. some were in a home that was swept off its foundation. part of the task figuring out how far things drifted downstream. >> debris pile tends to be a bulldozer if you will that will come through and take out anything in its path. >> reporter: kelly burns has lived here for 53 years and says she's never seen anything like it. >> it's always been an
incredible community town and now i don't recognize it. >> reporter: search crews are carefully sifting through giant debris peoples. there are hundreds of clusters like this one that line the banks of the blanco river for miles. the are a continues family sur -- the martins family survived flood waters by fleeing to their attic. their home is one of approximately 4,000 structures damaged or destroyed in the city. the state can't catch a break. late wednesday a suspected tornado was spotted in the texas panhandle. the risk for severe weather expected to stick around through friday and into the weekend. omar villafranca, cbs news, wimberley, texas. a los angeles man is being held on more than a million dollars bail for allegedly starting a massive inferno in downtown los angeles. 56-year-old dawud abdulwali whose name may be an alias was arrested on a traffic warrant. the december fire gutted a 1.3
million square foot unfinished apartment building. today colorado prosecutors will question a psychiatrist who asked james holmes -- who examined james holmes. the doctor concluded he was legally sane. prosecutors say he should be convicted and executed for carrying out the theater shooting. he has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. a judge has thrown out a claim against the michael jackson estate by a choreographer. they say the accuser waited too long. he claimed jackson had molested him over a seven-year period. earlier he denied he was molested and testified at jackson's criminal charge in 2005. ray mcdonald can't stay out of trouble. he's been arrested for a second time this week, this time for violating a restraining order. earlier this week the former
san francisco defensive end was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. the chicago bears released the lineman following the arrest on monday just a day after signing him. well, after last night's win by golden state, the 2015 nba finals set in stone. golden state the number one team in the nba all season long will play lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers. even though it is cleveland versus golden state, we all know the underlying story is mvp versus mvp. sepght crury -- step curry and lebron james. cavs nation, you can see who he's rooting for there. before they got to the nba finals, they had to get through the houston rockets. final score 90-104. they looked incredible as
usual. curry has been rock solid all year long. we're going to the nba finals. hashtag dubbed all day. she's turned into a little media darling, steph curry's little girl. there she is with a big smile next to her daddy. he has learned how to manipulate the microphone to keep his daughter away from it which is adorable. his baby is too cute. love having her on board. she's so much fun. to show what you a big deal this is at golden state, that's kanye west in the front row. they have not won an nba title since 1975. there have been no stars watching the golden state warriors perform till recently. it's going to be a great face- off between lebron james and steph curry who has just been off the hook all year long. >> who was the last team the warriors beat? >> 1975 they swept your washington bullets. >> had to go there.
>> you know i'm waiting for football and hope this is over but i love seeing steph curry with his daughter. can i watch that over and over again. >> she did it again yesterday when the confetti was flying. >> she's a mini me, too. they look exactly alike. thank you, mike. it's 6:23. traffic deaths in the u.s. are up for the year and it could get even worse. >> still ahead, why the next few months could be the deadliest of the year. >> i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. we're getting off to a steamy start in the metro area. those temperatures are going to rise to near 90 degrees once again taking a look at the day planner. the threat for thunderstorms comes back right around 1:00 today. pop-up thunderstorms, though, fairly slow moving storms when they do develop. watch out for the possibility of heavy downpours and some lightning this afternoon. we'll talk about it more in the first al i love the taste. always smooth, never bitter.
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other crimes. >> they were expected to uphold the rules to keep it honest. instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interests. >> the corruption went on for decades. fifa's president is up for reelection tomorrow and is expected to win. time for some soul searching according to loretta lynch. a new study from the national safety council has revealed a troubling trend on the road. traffic deaths in the u.s. have spiked in the past six months. >> experts say the findings come at the worst possible time. don champion explains. >> reporter: the numbers should make every driver think. nationwide the national safety council reports traffic deaths shot up 8% in the past six months compared to last year. in the past three months alone the numbers are up 11%. michael drives for a tour company in los angeles and has seen it all on the roads. >> seriously since we got our phones, we can text, people are
looking down, not being aware. >> reporter: the troubling trend on the nation's highways is even more concerning considering we're at the start of what the nsc calls the 100 deadly days. >> every year we see a spike in the fatality numbers during the summer. >> reporter: debra hersman, the ceo of the group says with lower gas prices and improved economy, more drivers will be on the roads during the summer and that could make the next few months some of the deadliest. since 2010, more than 48,000 people have been killed on the road between memorial day and labor day. >> the great news is all of these deaths are preventible with a little bit of forethought so buck him up every time you get in the car. put your cell phone away. don't drink and drive. >> reporter: the nsc also warns crash factors like speed and alcohol are more common during the summer. don champion, cbs news, new york. >> just last week the national safety council reported cell phone aren'ted crashes
accounted ---related crashes accounted for a quarter of all crashes. early treatment is crucial for survival from h.i.v. the study found people who started taking antiaids drugs while their immune tomorrow was strong were far less likely to develop aids than patients who put off the treatment. the n.i.h. says the finding is so compelling it stopped the study a year early so all patients could receive early treatment. in the housing world, the number of renters has apparently -- is apparently skyrocketing. a new study finds more than half of tenants can't aforward the cost of renting. it comes out of nyu and capital one bachg. it focused on 11 major cities including right here in d.c. good morning. welcome back to wusa9. it's 6:30. it's may 28. i'm andrea roane.
we're in for another warm, humid day. >> dress accordingly. i think that's the mess afnlg the day here with -- message of the day here with allyson rae, erica grow and larry miller is tracking a few incidents on the beltway. >> near 90 degrees again today. we had 90 degrees yesterday. here we go. it's summer -- it's a summer like pattern. we'll see relief not until next week. go get a heat relief when you see one of the storms arrive and it cools things off a bit. let's take a look at how we're starting off. i want to show you the allergy index. we're looking at the grass pollen. very high. also mold and trees are moderate. so still a lot ofismy eyes, water -- of itchy eyes, watery noses. i think like sunday night we could see it be washed out for a good while, maybe a couple of days. temperatures are warm and we're headed to hot temperatures this afternoon. 74 right now.
winds are going to stay to the south fueling in the heat and humidity. temperatures upper 60s, lower 70s across the board headed to near 90 today with isolated showers and thunderstorms. we'll track those thunderstorms for you in just a bit. here's larry miller. want to give you a quick update on that situation in chevy chase. again we have three lanes of inner loop of the beltway. this taking place between georgia avenue and connecticut avenue blocked as a result of an overturned box truck. sky 9 is on the scene to show us the situation. that is the overturned truck there. it was leaking fuel. looks like officials have been able to get that under control but we now have a five-mile backup on the inner loop of the beltway. the utter loop. the beltway -- the outer loop of the beltway has dealt with onlooker delays. those of you traveling eastbound on the inner loop of the beltway from areas like bethesda. for those of you traveling along i-270, we're starting to see residual delays like montrose road as a result of the accident in chevy chase. we'll have an update for you on
the situation around the beltway coming up in ten minutes. the centers for disease control is investigating how live anthrax was accidentally shipped from a lab in utah to as many as nine states, including virginia, maryland and delaware. the pentagon is downplaying concerns this morning but precautions are being taken for potentially exposed workers and labs where the samples are sent. >> no known risk to the general public and no suspected or confirmed cases of anthrax infection. >> there are reports this morning that the anthrax was sent via fedex. the company has not confirmed those reports. investigators now believe the thieves behind a security breach at the i.r.s. are based in russia. they appear part after sophisticated crime ring. they stole personal information of more than a hundred thousand taxpayers from an i.r.s. website website. glrs police say one of the women accused in the murder
after capitol hill attorney turned on the other when she was shown video evidence. both are expected in court later today. investigators say the women plotted to rob the victim and he ended up dead at the donovan hotel. police say 30-year-old david messerschmitt used craigslist to find a man to have a sexual hookup with and 21-year-old jamyra gallmon answered the ads posing as a man. gallmon plotted with her live- in girlfriend 19-year-old dominique johnson to rob messerschmitt. the couple bought zip ties from a cvs right near the donovan hotel just before messerschmitt's murder last february. zip ties were found on messerschmitt's hands. johnson caved when she was shown video evidence. she's out on bond after pleading not guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. gallmon is behind bars accused of stabbing messer mit to death- - >> messerschmitt to death. >> this is not the first time
you'll see a family member or friend of someone accused after crime charged in connection with that. >> reporter: johnson stole $40 from the victim and a metro card. boat are expected in court later this morning. reporting live, vanessa herring, wusa9 news. today a judge is expected to decide whether the case against uva student martese johnson should go forward. johnson was arrested last march on charges of public intoxication and obstruction of justice. the arrest became a national story avid crow surfaced showing johnson with a bloody head. he wants the charges dropped and claims the abc officers had no reason to arrest his client. happening today in prince george's county, the county council will vote on a new budget proposal in chambers today. this afternoon around 1:00 a new proposal that does not
include the 15% property tax hike and that makes a lot of homeowners happy this morning. critics call county executive rushern's baker -- rushern baker's revision a last-ditch effort in the face of defeat. instead of $130 million for schools that would have come from the unpopular tax hike, the county executive is asking for $65 million to help pay for universal pre-k and teacher retention. the plan also calls for any tax hike to last only five years. >> this $65 million is the minimum investment we can make that will move us forward and significantly improve our ranking in the state. any investment, any investment left -- less than that will not move the needle. >> reporter: but at least one school board member goes on the record saying this is a bad plan. he doesn't feel like any taxes
should be increased to fund the school system until he says there's accountability and transparency. get this. a 2014 iewd zit found that there -- audit found that there were widespread accounting problems within the school system and a performance audit hadn't been performed since 1998. we're live in upper marlboro this morning, delia goncalves, wusa9. the future of those shiny new metrorail cars could be on the line today. metro planned to buy nearly 750 of the 7000 series cars. eight of them have already been running on the blue line since last month. another 520 are on order but there's a snag involving the last 220 cars. our news partners at "the washington post" report metro is awaiting federal approval to scap came near -- scrap nearly 200 of the older model cars. they may have to scrap the purchase without that approval. they do meet today. it's coming up on 6:37. don't forget our wusa9 text to win campaign is now under way. >> you know the drill.
just text the key words "kings dominion" to 25543 for your chance to win two tickets. >> i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. i'm sure this weather has you feeling like summer and we're going to continue that summer- like feel as we head through the afternoon today. another round of thunderstorms. another day with temperatures near 90 degrees. that sunshine that we have out there right now is going to go by the wayside this afternoon as the clouds develop. isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and more potential thunderstorms throughout the first alert seven-day fo
welcome back. it's 6:40. i'm first alert meteorologist erica grow. maybe just a light jacket in the suburbs. even downtown. i don't think you need the jacket ta. a look at your -- take a look at your current temperatures. 64 in martinsburg and 71 in annapolis. 74 downtown. we'll see the showers and thunderstorms develop again in the afternoon. very isolated though. most of us will stay dry through most of the day. another steamy one with a high of # 9 degrees. -- of 89 degrees. again, we're still keeping a close eye on the situation in chevy chase where we have multiple lanes blocked on the inner loop of the beltway.
this is closer to georgia avenue at this point. i want to take sky 9 if we can and show you the situation. we have an overturned truck those delays. looks like now two lanes are open. we'll have an update for you shortly. over to you. >> thanks, larry. we're headed into the heavy grill usage time of the year. >> coming up one way many of us clean those grills could
welcome back to wusa9. our time is 6:44. and in the minds of most americans, the summer grilling season has already begun. >> nothing like the smell of the season. but doctors say the way you're cleaning that grill afterwards though could be putting you and your family at risk. >> a pain i never felt before. >> reporter: after eating a burger from the grill, cheryl harrison of wallingford quickly knew something was wrong. within 48 hours she had severe pains and was rushed to the hospital. >> felt my stomach was bloated,
extremely tender to the touch. cue not even push on it. anything just hurt your stomach. >> reporter: little did she know she had ingested this small thin wire that was lodged in her intestine. her husband had cleaned the grill with a wired bristle brush before cooking. one of the bristles had fallen off and was inside her burger. >> i had never heard of anything like this happening to anybody. i was totally shocked when it happened to me. >> reporter: two weeks ago she had emergency surgery at mid state medical center. this is a still image of the procedure performed by the doctor. he tells us for the only is this type of situation extremely dangerous, it's not as rare as you think. >> at that time it make as hole in the intestine and that's life threatening. we had a patient who had it for about two weeks and he had severe complications. >> reporter: last year we brought you the story of this young girl anna dunn who ingested a one-inch piece of wire after eating a hot dog at a summer picnic. she had surgery to remove it after it got lodged in her
throat. with a number of cases here in connecticut, harrison wants to make sure no one has to go through what she did. >> everyone should be aware it's a very dangerous thing. it does happen to people. >> that's amazing. >> good to know because that's all i use. >> as a precaution grills can be cleaned with aluminum foil or nylon brushes instead of the wire ones and then wipe it down with a cloth and carefully inspect before you put food on it. >> you can count it after seeing those pictures. time to see what our partners at cbs this morning are covering. >> charlie rose is in new york with a preview. good morning, charlie. >> good morning. ahead we're in texas with the continued search for flooding victims. a vacation home full of people was swept away. plus, is the state department building a billion dollar bun gal? cbs news investigates the latest u.s. embassy that could cost nearly a billion of your tax dollars. and delivering a bed in a box is a multimillion dollar idea.
we'll introduce you to the mattress start-up that is shaking up the industry. see you at 7:00. >> charlie v a good morning. just checked again. 104 degrees now in parts of india. so again keeping everything in perspective when we talk about a warm day by d.c. standards. >> it's been a little uncomfortable but compared to india and what's going on in texas and oklahoma, we have it pretty easy the next few days. we are going to see another hot one, another summer like day but there is changes in the seven-day forecast. they're just not going to come immediately. let's take a look at how we're starting off. here we go again with hot and humid conditions. i guess it's warm and humid now. we'll be hot and humid this afternoon. temperatures once again headed back to the upper 80s pushing near 90 degrees. then you have to factor in the humidity. it feels about 92, 93 out there during the afternoon. 74 degrees. dew point is high, 67 degrees. once it gets over 70, that dew point like it did yesterday, it's almost oppressive. winds out of the south, southwest continuing to fuel in
that heat and humidity. here we go. temperatures are actually a degree or so cooler than they were this time yesterday but it's still warm. 68 for leesburg. 07 for winchester. front royal 64. waldorf 69 and down through the northern neck, 73 degrees. we are looking at partly cloudy skies to start and here come the showers and storms during the afternoon. starting off just after lunch time so grab the up bell la if you're headed -- umbrella if you're headed out. you can see the clouds starting to get darker. the storms are coming. a couple of showers lingering even after the sun sets. the storms will start to fade away. we do it all over again on friday. no real changes for friday. looking at temperatures near 90 degrees. showers and storms continue to develop. saturday will be a little bit different. temperatures are still uncomfortable, near 90 degrees again but we do have more ever the stray showers and a lot will be found off to the west. not as many through the metro spots. look what's going on in cleveland. that will slide down on sunday. heavier rain showers, more rain showers but that could wash out
not only the pollen but some heat and humidity and drying out for next week. 89 today. 85 to 90 almost every day till sunday. a little break. then next week 70s are back as the nats return as well. hey, larry, good morning. good morning. we have marginal progress going on in chevy chase on the inner loop of the beltway. closer to georgia avenue at this point. again we still have a five-mile backup on both the inner and outer loop. sky 9 is in place to show us the situation at this point. you can see traffic now looks like we've had a bit of an upgrade. looks like four lanes of traffic now open. we had an overturned truck this morning that actually jackknifed with a tractor- trailer. we just found that out about a few moments ago. so it looks like we have progress going on on the inner loop of the beltway. looks like all the lanes are back open. good news there but the delays will continue. so east-west highway would be your best alternate at this point so you can bypass some of the delays. i want to take you to our maryland camera right now, i-
270 free and clear. no issues there. on the virginia side no problems especially if you'll be traveling on 95 heading northbound toward the beltway. just the typical grind as you get in toward newington. over to you. >> it's a potentially deadly mistake. anthrax samples shipped to labs where live forms of bacteria were found. >> we have updates on the 7000 series cars for metro coming up. drew storen currently leads the national league in saves but before he was a washington national he was a batboy. he used to round up bats during minor league games in his hometown of indianapolis. he told me a family friend had a connection with the montreal expos, a team that later moved to d.c. in 2004 his parents packed him in the court and made the two hour drive from indy to cincinnati where the reds were hosting the expos. it was there storen made his
i'm delia goncalves live in upper marlboro outside of county council chambers. the prince george's county council scheduled to vote today on a new budget proposal, one that doesn't include the 50% property tax hike. that's good news for homeowners but bad news for the school system. of course the money from the tax hike was supposed to go to the school system. instead the budget is being cut biz half and the county executive only requesting $65
million, the minimum he says to turn the struggling school system around but the new plan also calls for any tax increase to last only five years until casino money starts to roll into the county. vanessa? >> reporter: i'm vanessa herring. two women accused in the murder of 30-year-old david messerschmitt are expected in court today. police say the victim used craigslist to find a man to have a sexual hookup with and one of the suspects responded to the ad posing as a man. investigators say the suspects plotted to rob messerschmitt and he ended up dead at the donovan hotel. both those women are expected in court later this morning. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, vanessa. we're following breaking news from overnight a. deadly shooting in southeast d.c. at alabama avenue and good hope road. just after 9:30 a woman was shot. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. police are looking for a suspect on a dirt bike there. were three other shootings in
southeast at other locations. all the victims in those shootings were men. they're expected to survive. so far police have not connected any of the shootings. today the metro board is going to meet and could discuss the future of the 7000 series rail cars. met toe planned to buy -- metro planned to buy nearly 750 of them in all and eight have been running on the blue line since last month. another 520 are on order. our news pargt nears at "the washington post" report metro is waiting federal approval to scrap nearly 200 cars that are currently running so they can be replaced by the newer cars. they may have to scrap the whole $431 million purchase without the approval. a possible dangerous mistake by the u.s. term. live anthrax samples were sent from a facility in utah to areas around the country so far no one has gotten ill.
some lab workers have already received recommendations to take antibiotics. there could be more fallout now in the fifa corruption scandal. swiss prosecutors are looking into bids of the 201 and 2022 world cups. the investigation comes after federal prosecutors indicted 14 federation leaders with corporate executives on charges of racketeering, bikery and other crimes -- bribery and other crimes. fifa's president is up for reelection this friday and is expected to get reelected. hot and humid again today. isolated showers and thunderstorms, some good downpours possible today and tomorrow. saturday a little bit drier. you're still going to find some storms out there. by sunday we have a cod front headed our way that could bring -- cold front headed our way that could bring some 70s next week. some good news right now. all the rage are open on the inner loop of the beltway near georgia avenue. sky 9 is over the scene showing you everything is flowing again. we still have the residual delays. backups for at least another four miles so be aware of that.
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it is thursday may 28th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." texas gets hit again. a new tornado outbreak strikes while rescuers search for flood victims. russia's president putin dives into the fifa soccer scandal. he says the u.s. is trying to take the world cup way from his country. and cbs news investigates how construction of a u.s. embassy can cost a billion and a half of your dollars. >> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90ec s.onds >> look at