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you're watching nbc 4, washington's news leader, now live in h.d., this is news4 at 6:00. rj tonight at six, three dead, 40 missing. plus they had lights and police jackets and even pulled over a droifr, but these men were not officers. a warning about police impersonators in our area. >> we begin tonight with breaking news and an arrest in a string of home invasions in montgomery and prince george's county this past week. kenny ray was arrested in kitty hawk, north carolina today. ray is charged with a home
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invasion in bethesda on tuesday and a home invasion in wheatton on wednesday. investigators are looking into whether he was behind an attack on temple hill yesterday. at least three people are dead, 40 others are missing after a cruise ship ran aground in italy. the captain has been charged with manslaughter and abandoning ship. the coasta concordia, had about -- passengers said there were mass confusion during the evacuation. >> at the very end, before we jumped off, one of the crewmembers was actually telling us we need to stay on. that's when mark was saying, we don't noeed to stay on, because where we were was sinking fast
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and we were right where the water is. >> the state department says 126 u.s. citizens were on board but they have no reports of any injuries. the sheriff's department in bethesda county, maryland are trying to figure out what led to one man's death and another's suicide attempt. derick ward has more. >> reporter: a group of young people gather at the scene of a crash where a friend died as word spread through social media, so did the grove and disbelief. >> i saw on facebook and people were posting stuff on his wall, and they were saying, brandon. and i was like, yeah, i didn't know how to take it. >> reporter: 18-year-old brandon herbert's body was found in frederick county. a resident reported coming upon his body in the roadway just before 2:00 a.m.
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there was skid marks, the sign of a crash, but no vehicle was found. investigators learned that herbert has been seen at the home of a friend. inside the home they found fisher critically wounded suffering from what authorities describe as a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. making it all harder to bear. this is a winding, unforgiving stretch of road even to folks who know it and even in daylight conditions, you can imagine what it was like when this crash occurred. >> there were about three different vehicles were driving 50-plus miles an hour. and you can see on these roads, that's tos for these roads. >> he was a really sweet guy and
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i can't believe he's gone. >> derick ward, news4. authorities say they suspect a man suspected of being the serial butt slasher, he was arrested in a shopping mall in his native crew. johnny simmtel was -- he would distract young female shoppers and then cut their buttocks with a razor or a box cutter. their outfits were convincing but when they pulled someone over, their plot started falling apart. tonight a warning from police about two men who are pretending to be police officers. >> reporter: it's easy to see why the victim may have thought these two d.c. police impersonators may have been the real deal. police are saying they pulled the victim over in a dark
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colored chevy impala with lights on the dashboard. this traffic stop happened right around 3:00 this morning in the 4800 block of texas avenue. police say the victim did pull over his vehicle and comply, and that's when he was robbed of $400 in cash. >> they're wearing dark colored vests with the word police on it. they had no other insignia of the police department. no badge. he told him to comply withary demands and they robbed him of money. >> reporter: police are describing the vehicle as a chevy impala, they believe it's a 2004 or 2005 model. anyone with information is asked to call d.c. police, they say they're not aware of any other cases or anyone else being pulled over. if you find yourself suspicious,
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you can call 9/11. reporting live from northwest. darcy spencer. and now to decision 2012. a major endorsement for rick santorum, a group of 150 influential christian conservative leaders decide to back santorum. the primary in north carolina is next saturday. 60% of carolinas voters call themselves evangelical christians. the words originally came from a speech that king gave back in 1968. you might remember it, he said if you want to say that i was a drum major, say that i was a dprum major for justice, i was a drum major for other things.
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i was a drum major -- that paraphrase makes king sound arrogant. they have given the national parks service 30 days to find an alternati alternative. why the golden globes could be unpredictable this year. plus getting a move on. we'll tell you about all the fun at the nbc 4 health and fitness expo. and a four-legged visitor v visits the school today.
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oprah winfrey is in south africa to see her first class of students graduate. one of them said in her commencement speech said she thought her education could help her be president someday. a deer caused a lot of violent inside a high school in texas. a deer came crashing through a plate glass window. you can see students and teachers ducking into class roms as the deer raced down the hallway. the young buck eventually wiped
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out on a tile floor, he ran out of a door that had been left open and headed out to thewoods. we'll have more reasons you should join us ought the nbc 4
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some of the biggest stars in the world getting ready for tomorrow night's golden globes
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awards. the golden globes is often called high school's biggest party where almost anything can happen. but rainy weather could dampen some spirits. >> two years ago it poured with rain that we didn't anticipate, and it looks like it looks now, we're going to cover the red carpet, so the beautiful shoes don't get wet this year. >> there will be more than 1,500 bottles of champagne. we invite you to nbc's facebook page. the actress nominees are claire dan danes. juliewe your winner, juliana marguiles. four your choices for best actor in a tv series drama.
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>> our viewers selected kelsey grammer, grammar also has won two golden globes for his work on "frazier". you can watch the show with us during our live web chat that starts with tomorrow's first arrivals at 7:00 p.m. the show begins at 8:00 p.m. it's a party with a purpose. this weekend is the 19th annual nbc 4 health and fitness expo. >> reporter: shaking our way into shape at the nbc 4 health and fitness expo. >> it's just a great way, in my opinion to get the knowledge out there to people who might not have health care.
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>> from high energy aerobiaerobo hooping it up, there's something for everyone. kids got a brand-new take on the game operation. in addition hundreds of booths offer free tests and screening. >> i get my eyes checked, my ears, my blood sugar. >> james corpsman's mission goes beyond a boost. >> i want to be around for my children and my grandkids. >> and also anton and simone, from big stars to new beginners, it's a race no matter your pace everyone wins. we also have tons of giveaways, we're talking xbox kinect. angie goesing, news4. >> the health expo continues tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
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p.m. you can follow us on twitter at nbchealthexpo. i'll see you there tomorrow from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. you can also find it by searching nbc washington on facebook. >> i saw you there earlier today, vance was there, everybody was out there and everybody's going back out there tomorrow. >> and i'll need to bundle up to get there, right? >> indeed you will. if you were walking to the convention center today, you noticed a little chill in the air, more than we have had to deal with for most of the winter. it looks like our cold is going to stick around for at least one more day. so outside on a beautiful saturday evening here in washington, temperatures are already on their way down. had a pleasant enough day by winter standards out there, only our third day this month that's been colder than average. 39, our high temperature today
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after a 27-degree start. and even with today's january chill, the whole month is still nearly five degrees warmer than average. so the mild air has really been entrenched around here for much of the winter. today and tomorrow some of the rare exceptions. 34 degrees with a northwesterly breeze, 21 in gaithersberg. 31 in rocksberg. dulles, vienna and fairfax city, all have temperatures heading back down below the freezing mark. already in the 20s across the high spots north and west of town. so your saturday evening will be a cold one. mid to upper 20s, even inside the city limits by 11:00 p.m. that means you folks out in the colder suburbs, mid 20s by 10:00 p.m. there are some light snow showers in we southwest virginia, far southwest virginia, all the way down
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towards bristol. the very tail end of interstate 31. this is all going to stay to our south, but that little ripple of low pressure will spread a couple of low clouds into our skies. especially those to the south and west of washington. you get a sense that all that energy and moisture is going to go down below us. it stays south of us tonight. it will be cold with some passing clouds around for much of the overnight hours tonight. and a cold start tonight, and tomorrow afternoon. on the colder side of average, highs tomorrow only in the mid 30s, that's about five to six degrees colder than average. then as this area of low pressure works its way offshore, it will be milder. 18 in the cold spots to mid and upper 20s in town. then tomorrow, mostly sunny, still chilly. high temperatures only in the low 30s tomorrow. but not much of a breeze to
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worry about. cold for your sunday. monday the martin luther king holiday, sunnier and mild, rain chances return on tuesday and by the looks of it, it will be all in the form of rain this time around, average to slightly above average january temperatures to finish out the week. coming up in sports, the wizards get a chance for
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so if you have been looking for a local team to get behind, the caps--not always, but right now. the caps doing well, they put smiles on people's faces, that's what you want right now. you want to go into the new year, thinking fresh. >> as a winner. >> exactly. capitals now within a point of first place in the southeast division. a month ago the caps were seven points out of first. at verizon center where it's time to climb. nice sign, that rimed, i'll stop. first period, alex ovechkin with a shot right now. it's ovechkin's eight of the season. capitals in front 1-0. later in the first frame, caps with the power play again, they
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convert again, alexander seven, to troy brower, brower from a tough angle. caps on top 2-0. brower far from done. second period now, grabs the puck, fires on net. rebound out to brower. he shootings and scores. brower in the right place at the right time. and it's 3-0 capitals. but it's not over. one minute to play in the third, caps holding on to a 3-2 lead. empty net for tampa. chips it ahead to brower, that's sweet. it's brower's first career hat trick. the capitals edged 4-3 leaving them 6-0 at home. >> it's a special fete, but at the same time, i'm excited about the wins tonight. two pointses closer to florida.
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that's what we're really striving for. >> he's a tough guy, and he's also got skills so it's one of those player combinations that every coach likes, and if he stays in front of that, he shoots it pretty hard. but he's been doing it well for us this year and screening and also going in the dirty paint and getting good goals. >> up next the capitals home game tomorrow against carolinas. turning to basketball. the wizards are on pace to win just six games this season. that means washington would finish the year with a 6 and 60 record, the worst in nba history. let's focus on the positive. if the winds do win six games, it would be one more win than the redskins had this season. the first of back to back games against the 76ers. third quarter, kevin serafin, bad pass, over to andre
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iguodala, then he throws it up. later john walsh tries to go inside, picked off by spence er hawes. drew holliday, a finished with a game high 26 points. the 76ers outscored the wizards 38-18 in the third quarter and go on to win big 120-89. same two teams play tonight at verizon center. this little patriots fan hanging out before tonight's playoff game, nice hair. eric green out for this one. sidelined for a sprained left knee. lorenzo hudson's pass, virginia tech down by as many as 11. back on the hokies, just over two minutes to play. robert brown, wide open, drains
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the three ball, virginia tech within five. here we go. then still a fife-point game. victor goes to work. drives baseline around his defender, puts it up, rolls off the rim. boston college grabs the rebound. seth greenberg can't believe it. dc beats virginia tech. hokies 0 and 3 in the acc. let's head over to bender arena. holy cross. kids at basketball games, good stuff. less than a minute in, troy brewer, he throws it down. still first half, au up 28-13. check out carl henkel. later justin burrell with the steal. he gives it to mike cavateo for the dunk. that's when the eagles fight
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back. hinkle drives past, daniel munoz hits the short jumper. improving to 11 and 7 overall. number 25 harvard beats washington 69-48. nfl playoff football, that's coming up tonight. right now i'm liking the 49ers to beat the saints. i'm just sayin'. >> i want to say a big thank you to folks who came out and are greeted us at the health and fitness expo. >> that's it for us, we'll see you back here at 11:00.
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