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that's about it. everybody else reporting rain, freezing rain. temperaturewise, we're not above freezing yet. still 29 downtown. and still 27 in gaithersburg and 27 in frederick. but i think downtown will get above freezing about 9:00. and may take until midnight or 1:00 a.m., if you're well north of town. here's a look at future cast. everybody still below freezing. except for our folks who got snow this morning. by 9:00, 33 downtown. we're above freezing downtown. then by 10:00, we're getting there. 32 at leesburg. and even 30 in hagerstown, with light activity. we'll come back. we have a flood watch in effect for tomorrow. we'll track heavy rain, tell you what that means to your morning and evening commute. temperatures op tonight. roads will become even more treacherous. and they have been slick all day long. >> virginia state police respond to hundreds of crashes. the 63-year-old driver of a suburban was killed when he crossed the center line and hit a plow truck head-on. anotheuc
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walking the highway. peggy fox has been out traveling those roads. she joins us now from springfield. peg, what are the conditions like? >> very slippery. take a look at this sidewalk i'm standing on. look how slippery it is. it is just a sheet of ice. if you're going out at all, walking, be extremely careful. if you have to go out driving, be extremely careful. especially on the overpasses and bridges. this is one of the highest around at the springfield interchange. be very careful and slow down. this morning, it was speed and the slick roads that caused a cattle truck to overturn. >> reporter: cattle were walking on interstate 81 today, after this livestock carrier  crashed through guardrails and overturned down an embankment. >> there were two or three of them going up the embankment. >> it happened in the northbound lanes at the exit for i-66. six
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and six others escaped. >> we found one in the woods. they put it to sleep. then they drug it down out of the woods. waiting to wake up later on the trail. >> they had to tranquilize some cows to keep them from wandering away, while they waited for a new livestock truck. >> she's tranquilized. we put the harness on her. and we're waiting on her to wake up. then we'll load her on the truck. using the winch. >> when do you think she'll do that? >> go to market. [ laughter ] >> state police had a veterinarian come in to assess the driver of the cattle. the driver of the truck was charged with reckless driving. >> while the snowstorm created slick and mushy roads, plows were lit up. >> we got a couple of inches. i think we'll make it through. >> they lost three days of business during the blizzard. >> it's a little bit. >> okay to shovel. >> yeah. >> i have to do
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because no choice. >> now, like many businesses and shopping centers, they've brought back plows and bobcats to try to keep parking lots clear and open for customers. >> making more money. >> yeah. more money. >> and you like that? >> yeah. making money. >> that's right. more money in the bank for a lot of people. saw a lot of people running around with the shovels today, hoping for a little business. virginia state police, however, responded to more than 500 crashes around the state. be extremely careful if you have to go out tonight. remember to slow down, give that extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you. and please, do not drive distracted. reporting live in springfield, peggy fox, wusa 9. >> thanks so much, peggy. and of course, state police asking drivers, if you do go out, to move over for all stopped vehicles, highway vehicles and tow trucks, just like peggy said there. storm tracker 9 was on the move today. traveling through d.c. and montgomery countch
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the road conditions. here's what we found. secondary roads. they are a big mess. main roads are over now that that freezing rain is falling and could get even more treacherous rain on the roads. drivers are a little more alert. >> you see people slip and slide a little more. but also, i think it's actually pretty decent traffic. >> here's a look at some folks who are not out on the roads. they were sledding at glenview mansion. having a good time there. and keeping up with the latest closings and alerts, can you download our free wusa 9 app. and our wake-up washington team will be on the air, at 4:00 a.m., a half hour earlier, to help you navigate trouble spots in the morning. president obama ordered flags flown at half staff to pay tribute to justice antonin scalia, who died over the weekend. weijia jiang reports from the supreme court tonight. >> reporter: the owner of
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west texas ranch, where justice antonin scalia died, said the 79-year-old was found in complete repose in his room on saturday scallia was on a hunting trip and was his, quote, usual, personal self the night before. professionally, he was known as a titan, while serving in the nation's highest court. >> if it's a question of individual rights and individual liberties, that's what i'm there for. >> reporter: scalia's sudden death, leaves the supreme court evenly divided. with four conservative and four liberal justices. >> on the campaign trail, candidates on both sides have reframed the presidential elective. >> we are one justice away from the supreme court ruling that none of us have a first amendment right to follow our faith. >> reporter: every gop candidate has said the next president should appoint scallia's replacement. but president obama pledged he would do it. >> i plan to fulfill my constituti
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to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: demonstrators gathered on the snowy steps of the supreme court monday, urging senators to consider the president's decision. >> what we don't want to happen is for congress to hold the supreme court hostage. >> reporter: despite his controversial opinions, scalia had deep friendships with liberal justices, many of whom are praising his dedication, as they grieve. weijia jiang, cbs news, the supreme court. >> the judge ruled that scalia died of natural causes. no autopsy was necessary. the family didn't want one. he had a history of heart trouble and other illnesses. funeral arrangements, where scalia, a devout catholic, married, with six children, have not been announced. one of the top trending stories on facebook. concerns president obama's top nominee. supreme court analyst, tom goldstein, who writes the skotus block says attorney ne
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most likely candidate. if nominated, she would become the first black woman ever nominated to the highest court. former president george bush is campaigning side by side with his brother jeb. during a news conference this afternoon, donald trump continued to attack bush's family and took a new swipe at ted cruz, after trump called cruz a liar, after this weekend's presidential debate. >> jeb is just jeb. [ laughter ] but this guy, ted cruz, is the most dishonest guy, i think i've ever met in politics. >> i would know, when both donald trump and rubio scream liar, liar, liar, you wonder how they would handle putin. >> he is challenging this unless cruz stops airing what trump calls false ads. cruz
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american mother. >> only part of the building is being used because repairs are still under way. three people died. nine others wounded in the shooting. authorities say robert lewis dear confessed to the crime citing abortions done at his clinic as motive. the fbi said it is from the west african nation of guinea. they say it's too premature to discuss what motivated that attack. information triggered an alert which required them to contact a terrorism task force. police shot and killed berry after a brief chase. >> mourners packed a hagerstown church to pay tribute to one of two harford county sheriff's deputies, killed last week. today was one of the first. daly and senior
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logston were responding to a disturbance inside. when they exchanged fire with that suspect. that suspect was also killed. and we now know why an unknown thing -- turns out a device monitors. that's not all. a battery-powered deflation system that is supposed to sense the blood had broken free and did not work. because the batteries were never installed. the blood eventually did become snagged in trees in pennsylvania as you saw there. coming up, a former governor is being investigated for a possible assault inside a new york city hotel room. >> but coming up next, international outrage is growing tonight over a series of deadly air
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nearly 50 people have been killed after air strikes in schools in syria. rebels say russian warplanes carried out the attacks. doctors without borders say one of its clinics was destroyed after it was struck four times. the attack comes after world pures do a cease-fire. >> thousands of faithful lined up and waited all night long to celebrate mass with pope francis. the pontiff spoke in three native languages of the region. and denounced the exploitation. today marked the halfway poin
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to mexico. president simon newman has recently come under fire. those students would get a tuition refund, if they voluntarily leave. critics argue that newman was too focused on kicking out struggling students, rather than helping them. newman has the backing of the government board. police are investigating a woman's claims that former new york governor eliot spitzer choked her inside a new york city hotel room. officers say they were called to pitser's room saturday, after getting a report that there was an emotionally disturbed person there. when they got there, that's when they found a woman with cuts to her risk. she told doctors, pitser choked her but she did not want to pres charges. a spokesperson for spitzer denied the allegation. spitzer resigned in 2008, amid a prostitution scandal. we'll in
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tonight, bruce takes a look at the local sikh community. they belong to the lo fifth largest religion -- to the fifth largest religion. >> they might be the most un understood. they have been unfairly targeted, even killed here in the u.s. >> i'm taking report of an altercation -- >> reporter: august 5, 2012, there was a massaccary at sikh temple in wisconsin. 40-year-old michael wade paige shot and killed six worshipers and wounded four others, including a police officer who had responded to the carnage. and while wounded, paige, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, took his own life with a bullet to the head. >> it really devastated the community, throughout the united states. you know, children and young and adults, all were fearful that they would be the next
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most violent attack on the sikh community. and is all too familiar to intolerance in this country. >> a lot of people mistake us. either bin laden, or taliban or isis. so that is the root cause of why sikhs are targeted. >> reporter: raj singh is a dentist in the area. he lives with his wife, daughter and son in potomac maryland. he is a u.s. citizen and has lived here for more than 21 years. the in-laws were visiting from california. >> there have been incidents, even recently, after the san bernardino killings. there have been hate crimes against sikhs and they have been beaten. >> reporter: they're part of a religion that dates back some 500 years in india. sikhism is its own religion, when nearly 30 million followers worldwide. and roughly 700,000 sikhs here in the u.s. >> what does the sikh religion
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to work hard. to remember god. and to share with others. and service. >> reporter: one of the conspicuous articles of their faith is that sikh followers do not cut their hair. >> it's part of my religion. and that's what makes me stand out in a crowd. >> reporter: you can't miss the sikh men. the turban is part of the required everyday, everywhere dress. >> the turban is basically to curb my hair. that principal is sort of what identifies us as community. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: concern these days is just how much interest is there in exploring religious and cultural differences. . >> and i think especially during this election year, i've never seen something like this in the united states, where people are openly talking about their hatred towards community. >>
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there's a very important concept called charticula, which means you have to remain positive in the face of any adversity. and looking forward to solve others, regardless of how people treat you. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and here's the footnote. because of their long hair, sikhs are not permitted to serve in the united states military. they want to change that. because they are serving in militaries in other countries, including canada. coming up tonight after the grammys, i'm going to take you inside the first baptist church of glennarden, maryland. it's a mega church that attempts to meet the spiritual needs and social needs of its church as well. four members of this church are nominated for grammys tonight. that's tonight right after the grammy awards. this is a
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here's wusa 9's first alert weather. >> i was on the weather terrace briefly. and 4 inches? >> i would say 3 to 4 inches here in the northwest. but south, they got hammer time. >> really? >> i just put these on the web. and tell you what. california, hollywood. even king george. got the most snow. denseville, maryland. 7.7. tacoma park, 4 inches. great falls, 3.1. and burke, 6 inches of snow. so pretty good little burst. and really, the next storm, the real storm is yet to come. can you imagine if we were talking about the next storm, in terms of snow? hmm. would have been nice. live look outside. still 29. light rain, light, freezing rain. it's a national wind, north to northeast at about 6. which is kind of troubling, because we're not going to get warmer. they will eventually turn and turn southeasterly. live first alert doppler. yo
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that is your freezing rain. and it is essentially enveloped in the metro area. breezewood, a little snow. and into portions of pennsylvania. a little bit of snow. fayetteville, a little snow. but you, too, will go to a little freezing rain. we'll zoom in a little bit. germantown, rockville, silver springs, thankfully nothing is heavy at this point. but a light little drizzle will put down a little glaze. so again, untreated roads will be very slippery. temperaturewise, 27, gaithersburg. 28 in leesburg. 28 in manassas. i think you'll be to above freezing downtown. temperatures in mid-20s. maybe midnight or 1:00 before you pop into the, quote, warm sector there. bus stop temperatures. 34 to 44. ice isn't your problem. heavy rain is your problem. you might even hear the rumble of thunder, actually. mix of rain. and rain heavy at times tomorrow. flooding is possible tomorrow. so
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freezing downtown. and by 6:00 a.m., everyone is in the 40s. heavy rain to the west. that's where the shenandoah valley. and this barreled through between 9:00 and lunchtime. and rumble of thunder is possible, believe it or not. day planner. rain, rain, rain. 50 by 11:00. 50 by 1:00 p.m. behind the front. nothing crazy. sprinkle or midflurries. that's average. low 40s wednesday. how does this look? low 50s friday. mid-50s friday. 60s
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the maryland terrapins announced just a short while ago, that freshman diamond stone is suspended for one game and will not play thursday against minnesota. this comes after stone was calling for a dead ball technical foul saturday night. he got tangled up with wisconsin's vito brown. and shoved his head into the court. the big 10 conference left any further discipline up to maryland. the coach said the actions were up to the reputation of the standards. >> and unranked wisconsin caused them to tumble slightly in the rankings. they dropped from number 2 to number 5. saturday snapped the 27-game home game win streak. be sure to join us sunday morning for a pregame edition. terps return home. game on starts at 11:30. and game tips here on wusa 9. in four years with the los angeles kings, mike richards was a key
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cup victories. but after a falling out, richards terminated his contract and signed with the washington capitals in january. now, he's looking to help his new team get back on the winning side of things by beating his old team. the caps play the kings out in l.a. just another team log okinto knock the caps from the top of the standings. >> what you get is every team's best effort every night. because everybody looks at you, saying, oh, they're on top of the standings. they want to prove something. you end up getting every team's best effort every night. and ultimately, i think it makes -- you a better hockeyy team. >> it's the first time mike richards and williams face their first team. >> careful out there. temperatures are going up. it's all good by dawn. >> all right. cbs evening news is next. >> we'll be back with your only local news at 7:00.
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>> pelley: the supreme court after scalia. with a senate battle brewing over his successor, will the court be gridlocked? also tonight, trump and cruz keep firing at each other. jeb bush looks to "w" to put him in the win column. first the freeze, then the storms and plenty of accidents. and the odd couple. opposites on the bench, best buddies in life. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. >> this is the "cbs evening captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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