5 things you need to know on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Wednesday, Aug. 27:

1. Hot & more humid, stray storm late...mostly NW of DC

A bit of heat and humidity this Wednesday as highs reach into the low 90s in many spots. A cold front heading our way this evening will trigger only an isolated storm or two late today into the evening. FULL FORECAST (http://on.wusa9.com/1gceO4R)

2. D.C. police chief discusses military equipment usage

Police Chief Cathy Lanier is urging President Obama not to cancel a program which allows local law enforcement agencies to purchase surplus military equipment at huge discounts. FULL STORY (http://on.wusa9.com/VQuiqt)

3. The Horseshoe Casino opens for business

A pair of voter referendums a few year ago threw the doors wide open for casinos in Maryland, and on Tuesday night, the state's fifth casino opened for business. READ MORE (http://on.wusa9.com/1qKBdKq)

4. Rockville teen killed in Cleveland Plane Crash

An 18-year-old Rockville native and graduate of Georgetown Prep was one of four passengers on board a private plane that crashed in Cleveland Monday. All four college students were killed. FULL STORY (http://on.wusa9.com/1tCAEaH)

5. American dies fighting for Islamic State

An American who lived in Minnesota and San Diego was killed in Syria, where he had gone to fight alongside terrorists, officials say. FULL STORY (http://on.wusa9.com/YXd2SR)

BONUS: National Dog Day!

Yesterday was National Dog Day, and you all shared some amazing pictures of your adorable pups. View them all here:


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