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inside were found about a .25 of a mile away. ernest turner's nephew, larry, was died along with his girlfriend's 2-year-old son and 26-year-old nephew. >> oh, just a little baby. >> my heart broke with the baby boy. >> reporter: it hit a swath through waverly, damaging homes and a church and lifting up the trailer. david lives across from the trailer. >> right there on the corner, and came across right there, kitty corner across the street. >> reporter: he took cover in the storm shelter. his home was spared. >> we found the two adult men and the fire guys found the baby on the other side of the woods. >> reporter: as clean up began, heavy machines
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the pieces of a broken home. many were grateful their homes were spared. >> like it skipped right over them like a miracle. >> reporter: the little boy's mother survived. she was in a car parked right next to the trailer. peggy fox, wusa 9. people in essex county, virginia say they saw at least three funnel clouds in tappahannock and are cleaning up. this man described how they rescued the family. >> my son was -- when i went to the hospital, it tells me it threw him over there and he got up and started to run and looking for everybody. and my mom was in the basement. got her out and found my brother over here. >> st. john's church is 141 years old and churchgoers say they
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death or serious injuries in northern virginia. but residents were hit hard by downed trees and power lanes. surrae chin joins us live with more. good evening. >> good morning. at the height of the storm, virginia power reported 15,000 outages here, 85,000 system wide. george up to pike -- here, at least power lines snapped four poles and cross arms. >> just the hard winds blowing and the rain coming down and wind blowing, everything. >> it was scary, very, very dark. >> reporter: the intense and powerful storm brought down trees. >> rain like i had never heard. >> reporter: it was a fast
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>> it was a big tree limb that fell off down the ground. oh, my goodness. >> we've lived here since 1971 and never had anything like that. >> reporter: numerous trees in mclean and great falls and high winds snapped trees and power lines on old dominion drive and route 3. this woman is hoping that her electricity will be restored tonight. >> no power. a little bit like colonial days. >> i grew up around florida and saw nasty storms. this one shared me. >> this is one of the biggest storms here. >> you don't know what more we might get. >> reporter: folks here are just thankful that none of the trees landed on homes. no reports of serious injuries. we went from the height
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15,000 outages to now just 16. surrae chin, wusa 9. >> all right. thank you. and the clean up going on, and power should be restored by tonight. caught on cell phone video, the terrifying minutes when the power went out over the cedar grove store in germantown. crews spent much of the days restoring power there, and residents checked out the damage but could not believe what they saw. >> about 6 or 7 big trees down in the yard and it takes a lot of clean up. >> it was here and gone. it was just the worst thing we have seen. >> at least two houses were struck by falling trees in cedar grove. fortunately, no one got hurt. and you can track severe storms by
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wusa 9news app. and new developments in the standoff between apple and a federal judge. they are asking to vacate the judge's order to help the fbi hack into the iphone of a san bernardino terrorist. apple'sceotim tooks the fbi is looking for danger power through the courts. james comey testified today. >> must accompany the investigation following the murder of 14 people in san bernardino. we will use whatever lawful tools we have. >> can the government compel apple to write software we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world including the u.s.? >> the question is far larger than any individual case. >> there is still more. the new york times is reporting
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working on new security measures that will make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iphone. one day after his name surfaced for a possible supreme court nominee, governor brian sandoval tells the white house he doesn't want the job. senate democrats blasted their gop counterparts and refused to hold a hearing for whoever prosecute obama nominates to fill the vacancy of supreme court justice scalia. and defense secretary ash carter assures people that he will not make a decision about guantanamo bay when he visits cuba next month. the plan is to transfer prisoners to u.s. soil but some are saying no way. the u.s. ambassador to the un is sayi
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security sanction is a great issue against north korea. a vote on the resolution could come over the weekend. washington gas announced a plan to replace gas lines in a community rocked by an explosion. >> up next, metro announces new security measures over a shooting on a metro train. >> the wind chills right now, 30 in gaithersburg. feels like 35 in frederick and 34 in leesburg and 38 in manassas. we'll talk
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metro police are stepping up patrols days after a man was shot on a green line train. they will extend shifts to now double patrols during the power hour which is about the time that schools are dismissed and the start of the commuter rush. riders will see more police at areas like where a group was involved in a fight last month. >> there is always a thing around here. seems like kids have nothing better to do than hang out and get in trouble. >> they are much more disruptive than they used to be. >> now, we're told that metry will reassign 17 officers responsible for protecting and transporting money from the metro station, and
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has recognized two employees after getting a woman's stolen purse back. a group of teen girls swarmed the woman as she got off a metrobus on friday. the driver and a metro police officer chased after the girl and retrieved the purse. three girls were arrested. the prince george's school board expected to vote on whether to close the forrest grove high school. some parents say that's because the county stripped the school of the military academy. prince george's county firefighters battled two fires within an hour of each other on the very same street. the first fire broke out at 4:00 p.m. yesterday in the 2300 block of bramblewood drive. it was caused by a malfunctioning extension covered and an ho
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firefighters battled this. this was caused by someone started cooking and left the food unattended. washington gas is speeding up the plan to replace natural gas line ms. woodbridge after a basement explosion on february 7. nobody was hurt but inspectors reportedly found at least one other like at homes in the area. no homes are in any imminent danger. coming up, breaking down it
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the republican presidential candidates debate in houston tonight for the final time before the primaries. donald trump remains the clear front runner, but it's the battle between marco rubio and towed cruise that could turn ugly. for both candidates, going after trump during the debate could prove risky. >> as a politician you are used to counter punches. you say something, they say
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something to trump, he knocks you out. smoof 1 person going after donald trump is former presidential candidate mitt romney saying he believes there is a bombshell in trump's taxes. trump came back asking why romney doesn't endorse rubio? the latest monmouth university poll out today shows the presidential frontrunners with donald trump leading the field with 41% and marco rubio in second, and ted cruz third with 14%. in the democratic primary, hillary clinton leads with 60% of the vote. >> and with just five days until super tuesday. hillary clinton's camp is trying to woo young people away from bernie
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they saw bill clinton trying to give them a good reason to vote for his wife. >> reporter: in bill clinton's 40 minutes speech about hillary, he talked about college debt. who are millennials vote for? >> if they go out to vote, probably bernie sanders. >> my first time voting in a presidential election. >> reporter: so who will you vote for? >> bernie. >> clinton on the left and probably marcrubio on the right. i'm an independent. >> reporter: he is a first- generation american and he relates to rubio. >> the struggles and the identity, things like that. >> cruz and trump are just very negative in a lot of what they say. >> reporter: this junior
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to vote for sanders. >> he is very popular, and that's what you hear. and sometimes, it's like if you don't support bernie sanders, people are like who are you? >> reporter: katie likes both equally but is not voting for either of them. >> i think donald trump and ted cruz are not viable. i don't like the america that they say. i think they spew a lot of hate. >> reporter: she is voting against trump and cruz. >> i think that marco rubio is the best option. >> reporter: peggy, fox, wusa 9. >> and the polls in virginia will be open tuesday from 6:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening. call you need to vote is a valid id. you can find out more on our wusa mine news app. and
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that some employees did pose as under cover animal rights activities. they are hiring an outside firm to review the security practice. and astronaut scott kelly is about do wrap up one year in space next tuesday. he will have logged some 340 consecutive days in space, a record for u.s. astronauts. kelly said he could go another year if he had to. >> oh my gosh. >> he said he looks forward to jumping into his swimming pool and eating dinner at a real table with friends and family. >> he is coming out of zero gravity with his feet firmly planted on earth. >> we'll see him when he is able to stand. >> can you imagine? let's talk about the 3- degree guarantee. i think i'm okay going for the high.
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i was freaking out last night at 11:00, it was 61. and we'll see how we did tonight at 11:00. and you can track on our app free. and it's still 46. so the high will be after midnight and the low at 11:59. winds west at 14 and no gusts anymore. that's good. but still breezy and windy overnight and tomorrow, just not 30 miles per hour. here's the radar, sprinkles through frederick and lees burg and a couple of wet snowflakes around frederick and damascus. so clearing tonight and breezy and much colder tonight. the bus stop temperatures, 28- 36 and the problem is the wind chills will be teens and 20s tomorrow. a cold start to the weekend but a warm finish. might hit 60
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so the futurecast, upper 30s, lower 40s, not bad but breezy and windy. at morning, 53 downtown and 31 in silver spring and fairfax, and wind chills early, teens and 20s. 9:00, low to mid-30s across the board and walking to launch? - - lunch? 42 in fredericksburg. on the day planner, starting in the 30s. 38 at 11:00 and 40 with sun sheen at 1:00 p.m. saturday, cold and 45 and look at what happens, boom. 61 on sunday with sunshine. the next 7 days looks like this. 60 on tuesday and march will come in like a lamb and showers wednesday. it was this time last year, where is my ring? bryce harper? there was a li
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the sayings and put all of that behind them and focus on spring training which is in full swing. we'll hear from harper coming up next. shopping cart dangers. are your kids real
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the washington nationals held their first full squad practice and the first under manager dusty baker who is still getting acclimated to his new team calling him "royce" twice. perhaps he sees him as the royals royce? they are ready to put the 2015 season behind them and frank hanrahan sat down with him earlier today. >> reporter: in a few years, he will be able to afford a lot of royals royces, bryce harper, a mega superstar, just 23 years of age, and fans, embrace this now. we could see greatness embrais
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em -- embraced this year. he fis the national league reigning mvp, and kids around the country are wearing his jersey. and i asked how did fame and fortune not get to his head? >> it's a game. it's what we do. it's not -- it's baseball. and mom said when you walk through the doors, remember who you are and where you came from and what it's all about and just have fun and enjoy the game. >> reporter: so that is bryce harper, only 23 but he is even keeled and he very to lead the way for the nats to get back to the playoffs. that's the latest here from spring training. >> all right. thank you, frank. and the mlb has implemented a rule change to those sliding into 2nd base. 's
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and chase utley did it to ruben tejada last year. the runner tries for a potential double play and instead, utley broke tejada's leg. you can see there. can't change direction and use the roadblock, so protecting the safety of the second baseman, obviously, and still have to be competitive but -- . >> it will still be the umpire's call? >> it will be the umpire's call. >> oh, it's good. >> you can still take him out but -- >> within reason. >> the leg, the knees. >> it's baseball. windy tomorrow and cold and 60 on sunday. >> all right. got it. >> that's wusa 9news at 6:00. >> we'll be back with your only local news at 7:00. see you then.
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republican debate takes on new urgency. it could be the last chance to catch trump before next week's super tuesday. also tonight, elizabeth palmer takes us inside syria at a turning point in the civil war. >> reporter: there is certainly no cease-fire here at the moment, and there's not going to be any time soon. >> pelley: daylight reveals the destruction done by a night of violent storms. and will this idea take off? plans for a widebody aircraft for wide bodies. >> at the end of the day, it's all about making money. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley.

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