5 things you need to know Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, April 8:

5. D.C. police have identified the man shown in a video last week who was wanted for questioning in the Relisha Rudd case. Police said in a press release that they have interviewed the man and he is cooperating in the investigation. The man didn't help police find Relisha or give them any clues about where she could be, police said.

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4. After a dreary Monday, the sun will return today along with the wind. Look for highs to rise into the mid 60s with winds turning from the SW in the morning to the northwest in the afternoon. The breezes continue through Wednesday. The next chance for rain is late Friday.

FORECAST: Sunshine returns Tuesday with gusty winds

3. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a marijuana decriminalization bill into law. On Monday, the state's legislature gave final approval to a bill that keeps pot use illegal, but makes the possession of small amounts a penalty similar to a traffic violation.

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2. Officials have released the autopsy results from a woman shot and killed by police after a wild chase between the White House and the Capitol last October. An attorney for Miriam Carey's family says she was shot five times, including once in the back of the head. Carey's one year old daughter was in the car with her during the chase.

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1. Peak bloom for the cherry blossoms is expected to begin today. From what our crews found yesterday along the Tidal Basin, the prediction is looking spot on. Some flowers are already in bloom. Don't forget WUSA9 is proud to be your home for the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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BONUS: Today is Ben and Jerry's annual free cone day. The company is offering free ice cream cones to say "thanks" to its customers. The annual tradition began after it opened its first shop in 1979.


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