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one of several crime scenes that popped up within minutes of each other. turning the page. local voters head to the polls to put a scandal behind them and choose their next council member. good morning, welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. as we look outside, you can see in many areas the rain is coming down, looking like at some puddles that are growing in northeast washington right now. and this is just a sign of -- not even what's to come, what's been here for a while and will be here for a while. >> yesterday morning, we had a terrible commute. that was just light rain. this morning, we got a lot more rain to deal with. so pack your patience. leave early, oh, yes, and grab an umbrella. we have that heavier downpour activity continuing to advance right into the metro area. the heaviest rains now, you see on storm 4 radar, they're covering much of southern maryland, in fact, about all of charles county is covered with moderate to heavy rain now.
crossing the beltway in montgomery county, where route 50 and the beltway meet, heading up toward bowie and heading toward upper marlboro, passing to the east. and farther west, just pockets of lighter rain. still some moderate rain, arlington, falls church, much of fairfax county, and montgomery county. watch out for the ponding of water there and all those locations. and for the afternoon hours, we'll have our temperatures climbing into the upper 70s. more storms around. let's check on that traffic this morning. danella, how are we doing with all this rain coming down? we're still seeing a lot of accidents in our area. southbound i-270 at montrose, had a crash there. was in the center lane. it's cleared. you're still seeing delays on i-270 as you make your way southbound. other accidents in our area, this one, 66 at 50, it was blocking the right lane. you can see that we still have a fire truck on the scene here. also blocking your right lane. it has moved to the shoulder lane in this area, travel lanes are open as you head 66 eastbound at 50.
over to the metro, red line still seeing delays because of single tracking on the red line. you can expect delays in both directions now. back it ten with traffic. eun? >> thank you. 6:02. one person is fed and another in the hospital -- dead and another in the hospital after a shoot-out two between police and a man walking his dogs. it happened before 11:00 along 6th street in southeast. tracee wilkins with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. the person who's in the hospital is the man who was walking his dog. and the person who -- sorry, the person who died in this incident is the man who was walking his dog. the person who's in the hospital is a police officer who was shot during this incident. now, there are a lot of gaps in between exactly what caused all of this to go down the way it did. and that's part of what police are still here investigating here on 6th street in southeast. trying to figure out what led to the police-involved shooting. now, this is how police describe this incident. let me show you what it looked like earlier on the scene. they say that at 10:30, they
received a call for a man here in this neighborhood with a gun. someone gave the description of a black male who was bald walking two dogs. when officers arrived on the scene, they saw an individual who matched that description. when they confronted the individual, that's when they say that that man pulled a weapon and fired, striking one of the officers. officers returned fire multiple times, hitting and killing the man. police say they do believe that the officer who was shot is going to be okay. hear now from the commander. >> the officer has a graze wound. he's in the hospital to look at the leg, make sure no infection or anything of that nature. we have a gun recovered on the scene that was used by the individual. >> reporter: now that officer has been here with the seventh district for 3 1/2 years working the midnight shift. again, he is expected to be okay. the investigation into exactly what caused all of this is
ongoing. in southeast, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> thank you. two people were hurt in another shooting just a few blocks away on v street in southeast. we're told one of the men was shot in the foot. the other was shot in the arm. both victims were taken to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. d.c. police are also looking into a stabbing in the dupont circle neighborhood. police say a man was stabbed twice last night near the corner of 16th and p street northwest. you can see emergency crews helped the man into an ambulance. police say he was stabbed once in the head. he was conscious and breathing at the time. no word on his condition. aaron? today in the district, it is election day in ward 5. polls open in less than an hour now. voters will decide who will replace former council member harry thomas jr. he stepped down after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $450,000 in taxpayer money meant for children. 12 candidates are running to fill the ward 5 council seat. it reports part of northeast d.c. that borders maryland. the winner of today's election
will be sworn in at the end of the month and serve the rest of thomas' term which runs through 2014. polls close at 8:00 tonight. and you can look for results tonight on news4 at 11:00. 6:05. today maryland lawmakers will resume a debate on tax increases. the increase would impact nearly 200,000 households in our area. maryland's house of delegates approved the hike yesterday. the senate will review it today. the tax hikes would affect individuals making $100,000 or more and households making $150,000. if approved, the tax increases would be retroactive to january 1. animal rights activists will hold a rally outside the state house during today's special suggestion. the group wants -- special session. the group wants to reverse a court of appeals decision that legally classifies pit bulls as dangerous. aides to the governor with house speaker and senate president say the legislation will not be considered in the special session. today the public will get a chance to see some of the evidence from the university of virginia lacrosse murder case. the items will be on display
today and tomorrow in the charlottesville courtroom where george huguely was convicted. the evidence includes about 200 photographs and his police interrogation. autopsy photos and sensitive evidence will not be shown. huguely, a former university of virginia lacrosse player, was found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend, yeardley love. he'll be sentenced in august. the evidence made available today will not be -- photographing will not be allowed there. today shareholders will have the chance to express their frustration at jpmorgan chase during the annual meeting. the top investment officer, ina dr, retired yesterday. this comes after the bank announced a $2 billion trading loss. the senate plans to hold hearings to see if jpmorgan and other banks were trying to skirt new banking regulations. the white house said this proves that regulations are necessary. 6:06 the time. ahead, a dramatic drop. how the president's public stand in support of gay marriage had an impact. plus, you may hear some thunder rumbling.
if you wonder around the house or walk down the street without waking up, it turns out you are not alone. a new stanford university study shows that more than eight million americans have taken at least one sleepwalking jaunt in the past year. that's nearly 4% of the grown-up population and much higher than doctor thought. the study did find a link between taking anti-depressants and high rate of sleepwalking. genetics and the amount of sleep you get are also factors apparently. get some sleep, folks. >> you ever sleepwalk? >> i don't think so. >> me neither. >> tom kierein, you ever sleepwalk? no, but my uncle did.
used to walk around taking everybody's pillows. he worked at the post office stacking mail bags all day. so. look at the driving hard rain coming down in northeast washington. it is creating quite a racket as it's coming down on the trees and the streets and sidewalks. you'll need an umbrella this morning. weather & traffic on the 1s. temperatures in the 60s. look at the heavy rain. all this area in the orange, coming down hard all across northern neck of virginia, just now crossing the tidal potomac into southern maryland. moderate to heavy rain across charles county, prince george's county, and that stretches up parts of montgomery county into howard county. now it's tapering off in washington. and our western suburbs. and actually the rain may taper off a bit, perhaps around noontime. maybe just a few clouds around. but a smaller chance of a shower by then. during the afternoon, when you're coming home from work and scho school, you may be dodging
lightning bolts. before that recommences, we will likely hit the upper 70s, and then more off and on into tonight. i'll have another closeup look in ten minutes. danella? checking things on i-95 in virginia, we had a crash blocking the right lane as you make your way toward quantico. that accident is out of the roadway. you're still under speed out of stafford. about 17 miles per hour. delays continue. your travel speed from the occoquan, not so bad just yet. you're driving at about 45 miles per hour. about 13 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway. 66 accident activity. blocking the right shoulder lane. travel lane are open, but we are seeing delays on 66. you are under speed now. 50, making your way inbound at 202, very slow. delays continue to d.c. as you drive about 39 miles per hour. back to you. >> all right, thank you. 6:12 now. 65 degrees. ahead, the testimony that could be difficult for john edwards to listen to at his trial today.
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found shot dead in their cars. both crimes took place alongside interstates. meese say if drivers -- police say if drivers fuelen easy as they're pulled over they should call 911 and verify that it is a legitimate officer. look at this video. d.c. police think it could solve the case of a stabbing which killed a baby. that video shows a man walking through a parking lot and then down on to a sidewalk back in march. this is near 9th street southeast. the same area where a pregnant woman was stabbed in the stomach. she was forced to deliver her son, koran hunt. hunt died shortly after the birth from the stab wounds. anyone with information related to this case should call police immediately. 6:16. today the daughter of john edwards is expected to take the stand in her father's defense. 3-year-old kate edwards is a lawyer. she has been at her father's side for most of his campaign corruption trial. edwards is accused of using nearly $1 million in campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 presidential race. edwards has pled not guilty to
six counts related to campaign finance violations. a new poll shows that same-sex marriage is having an impact on the race for president. news4 has a closer look at the numbers. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this new poll you're talking about shows one in four registered voters say they're less likely to vote for president obama because of his recent decision on gay marriage. 600 people were surveyed for the cbs/"new york times" poll. 46% said they would vote for mitt romney, 43% for barack obama. jobs and the economy may decide the 2012 presidential race. right now, the national conversation is about something else. the survey was done last week, just after the president came out in support of gay marriage. on "the view," president obama describes his support of same-sex marriage rights. >> you know, part of it was also, though, just knowing friends and family, people that i'd gotten to know who had
wonderful relationships. they would say, you know what, the words matter. >> romney's edge in the pole s about the margin of error plus or minus four points. last month the same poll showed the two this a dead heat, each -- two in a dead heat, each with 46%. before that obama had a slight advantage over romney. the poll shows other important numbers. the presidential approval rating at 50%. the only time it's been better than that, the month following the death of osama bin laden. aaron? >> thank you, melissa. >> reporter: okay. new this morning, virginia lawmakers blocked a richmond prosecutor from becoming the state's first openly gay judge. a late night vote, the house of delegates only gave tracy thorn-begland 31 votes for judgeship, 51 vote are needed. thorn-begland was one of two candidates among 41 nominees not approved. budget amendments struck down in virginia could have a big impact on transportation in the region. the house of delegates voted against more than two dozen bills. one withholds state funding on the metropolitan washington airport authority --
[ technical difficulty ] the caps are looking for a new coach to replace dale hunter. he says he no longer wants to coach the caps and will return home to ontario and his old job aof coaching a junior hockey team. he spent less than six months with the caps after replacing bruce boudreau. his impacts may be lasting after installing a gritty defensive mindset on a team known for a more free-wheeling offense. the team owner had to their to say on "ted's take." "it was a tough decision but one we knew was possible when dale was hired in november. family supersedes everything for him, and we respect his decision. dale is forever a capital, we wish him and his family all the best." hunter's impacts may also mean the end of the road for one of the caps' most talented but underperforming scorers. alexandria semin will become an
un-- look semin will become an unrestricted free agent and likely will not return. the limited role he played in the defensive style of hockey frustrated him. if the caps go the same direction with the new coach, he wants out. he's only played 15 games in the majors. >> alexander semin? >> no, we're talking about bryce harper now. >> okay. moving on to harper. you're right. making history, too. and already at the age of 19, bryce harper is doing some big things. >> from the windup -- and that ball is blasted center field! there's number one! >> harper became the youngest major leaguer to hit a home run since 1998. he helped the nats to the pin over the padres. two others homered in the win. the nats now 22-13, back in first place in the n.l. east. >> way to go, nats. >> way to play some baseball. want to shout out to kids in clinton, maryland. went to decatur middle school
and talked with the avid kids while i was out there. just about college and about working and journalism. had a great group with really good questions. inkwistive. really took me to task on some of the ways that we do things. >> excellent. >> thank you to -- to them for having me out and for having some great questions. >> i'm sure you had good answers, too. >> his some answers. i don't know how good they were. we'll see. they have to do writing based on that, too. >> very good. 6:2. tom has the latest on this very wet and messy forecast. >> another question is when is this rain going to end? it may taper off temporarily here over the next hour. right now, though, we are getting moderate to heavy rains, all these areas in orange. the heaviest rain now in southern fairfax county from near burke, virginia, toward western fairfax county, near chantilly. also raining hard near woodbridge, down 95 near quantico. then across the potomac into charles counties, getting moderate rain there. this area of dark orange, bottom of the screen, that's the heaviest rain advancing north and east.
it's going to be moving into prince george's county, heading toward clinton. and then into southeast washington, likely as well into upper marlboro, then over toward bowie. bowie now getting a mart shower. that's heading off into anne arundel county. much of southern maryland now calvert, charles, st. mary's, getting the heaviest rains. this is going to continue off and on for about another hour or so. then we'll probably just have a chance of a shower around 9:00 and through noontime, actually may dry out for a time. then more later this afternoon as we reach the upper 70s. maybe some thunder and lightning, too, later this afternoon with some showers. and that will continue into tonight. ending predawn on wednesday. and tomorrow, partly sunny, the sun back, highs near 80. and a smaller chance of a passing shower. then thursday, friday, saturday, sunday looking terrific. we'll have afternoon highs thursday, friday, with sunshine. mid 70s all the way up to near 80 for saturday and sunday. delightful weather starting off next week, as well. i'm back in ten minutes. another look at storm 4 radar. danella, how's traffic? taking the rails and the metro specifically on the red line, still seeing single
tracking causing big delays in both directions. over to the roadway, 66 eastbound at 50, had a crash there. it's now completely gone. your travel speed, slow to the beltway. traveling at about 34 miles per hour, 17 minutes from fairfax county parkway to the beltway. speaking of the beltway, taking a look at the beltway in montgomery county, as you make your way past 29, i am seeing volume. your volume really starts from i-95. that's where you're hitting the brakes to new hampshire avenue. and at this point, just prior to georgia avenue. now back to you both. >> all right. thank you. all kids know you can't play ball inside. we'll tell you why some local children will get to break the rule at the white house. >> my kids break that rule, too. alerting all soccer moms. the reason police say crooks are going after minivans. next, the kardashian effect. [ male announcer ] new unisom natural nights.
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and it appears the kardashians may have something to do with it. kourtney kardashian named her son mason. william came in third. the list comes from the social security administration. >> i like seeing all the video of the newborn babies. today, some local kids will be playing soccer inside the white house. soccer star david beckham and his teammates from the l.a. galaxy will join first lady michelle obama for a soccer clinic. due to the weather the clinic will be held indoors in the state dining room. hope they proof everything. after years of debate, the issue that could finally be settled today. plus, the event that brings former president george w. bush to the white house. two terror attacks with a common link. ♪
we begin with weather. driving rain, that is bad news for drivers. the morning off to a stormy start, and the rush hour is wet and slow. let's get right to tom kierein now for the latest on the forecast. tom, good morning. good morning, we've had waves of moderate to heavy rain coming through over the last couple of hours. and storm 4 radar showing the heaviest rains, areas in red and orange. it includes much of southern maryland, st. mary's county. charles, calvert, anne arundel, in prince george's county. and across the potomac, west into fairfax county. some of the heaviest rains now are near mt. vernon. and heading north into alexandria. and just about to pass into southeast washington, this whole area of moderate to heavy rain is moving northeast. and should be moving right across into central prince george's county, heading toward upper marlboro, kettering, and then toward bowie. that will be moving there in about another ten, 15 minutes. west of there, though, the rain is tapering off much of the region. we actually may get a respite. here's how much rain i think we'll get by the time this ends late tonight. these areas in light blue generally up to about an inch of
additional rain today. these areas in the lavender, much of northern virginia and southern maryland, northern neck, will get maybe up to two inches of additional rain throughout the rest of the day today and into tonight. but again, a respite is likely as we get into the middle of the day. hometown forecast for fairfax city, by noontime, the low 70s. just a small chance of an isolated shower or thundershower. an increasing chance during the middle and latter part of the afternoon when we hit the mid to upper 70s. and overnight tonight, too, this is going to continue off and on. does look like until after midnight. by this time tomorrow morning, we'll likely have some sunshine breaking out. and improving news for tomorrow. your seven-day outlook at 6:51. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at storm 4 radar. danella? checking problems in the area. traveling northbound, branch avenue at surat road, a crash there. also taking the inner loop of the beltway, the ramp to southbound i-95, you have a crash here blocking two of your left lanes. and i am see something congestion. if you're taking this ramp, please stick to the right and
slow down this morning. and on the rails, if you're taking the red line, we have single tracking on the red line due to a track problem at medical center. so you're seeing delays in both directions on the red line. now marc and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron and eun? >> thank you. we have a warning now for women. police say a man attacked two women within a mile of each other in arlington. those attacks happened friday in the 2100 block -- happened from the 2100 block of lee highway and washington boulevard. a woman told police a man grabbed and sexually assaulted her on lee highway. he threw her into nearby bushes and ran away. about an hour earlier, a man with a similar description surprised a woman inside a garage on washington boulevard. she saw him coming and quickly ran into the house. both women described the attacker as a black man wearing a distinctive red and white checked shirt, khaki pants, and black gloves. both attacks happened within walking distance of metro stations. this morning, police are looking for two masked gunman suspected in a series of
robberies. police say they went on a weekend crime spree robbing six stores in prince george's county. they are also suspected in three other robberies earlier this month in southeast washington. investigators say they drove off in a gray dodge charger. if you recognize the men in this video, call police. today in montgomery county, the county council will vote on a controversial ambulance fee. county executive isiah leggett proposed charging patients without insurance up to $800 for emergency services. those with insurance or people who fall below a certain income level would not be charged. montgomery county residents voted against this fee in a referendum in 2010. leggett says the county needs the money. some volunteer firefighters say that they'll bring the issue to a public vote again if the council approves it. former president george w. bush will be speaking today in washington. the event is being called a celebration of human freedom. aung san suu kyi will also be speaking by teleconference from myanmar.
today designers will unveil the latest changes to the memorial for president dwight d. eisenhower. the eisenhower memorial commission will hold a public meeting on capitol hill. the eisenhower family has criticized parts of the memorial that depict the former two-term president's humble roots and not more of his accomplishments. organizers hope to break ground on that $112 million memorial sometime this year near the national mall. one of america's best airlines is coming to reagan national. virgin america will begin a nonstop flight from reagan to san francisco. it's one of four new nonstop flights at the airport. jetblue added a nonstop flight to san juan, puerto rico. alaska airlines is offering a daily flight to portland, oregon, and southwest is adding nonstop service to austin, texas. transportation secretary ray la hood says the extra flights will create competition for d.c. flights. hitting the road for the memorial day holiday, later this morning, aaa will let you know how crowded you can expect the roads to be. the airports and train stations, as well. the official start of the summer travel season kicks off when
people start heading out of town on that thursday before memorial day. gas price vs. fallen over the last -- prices have fallen over the last several weeks and are cheaper than they were at this time last year. aaa is expected to tell us if it will encourage more people to travel this year. if you own a minivan, you may want to take extra precautions securing it. thieves targeting chrysler mini-vans in northeast washington. thieves stole two dodge caravans and a voyager over the weekend in the michigan park neighborhood. police say those models are easier to steal because the steering columns are easily broken. police think kids may be behind the thefts. 6:36. the "today" show is coming up next at 7:00. let's check in with ann curry to see what they're working on for "today." good morning you to. good morning to you. coming up here on a tuesday morning, should that $2 billion loss of jpmorgan chase lead to tougher regulations on wall street? we'll tell you what the president is saying the as company's ceo prepares to face his shareholders today.
also ahead, the bitter custody battle over a dog that's cost one man his life's savings. he says his ex-girlfriend kidnapped the pooch and won't give him back. we'll hear both sides of the story. today's professionals will tackle the hot topics of the day include figure science could help you forget the embarrassing moment of your life, would you choose to forget it? we'll talk about that. plus, betty white in a live interview. she's 90 and has a couple of shows happening. what is the secret to her success? we'll ask her here on a tuesday morning here on "today." back to you. >> i need to pay attention to her advice for sure. >> you and me both. i'm going to be taking notes during the interview. >> me, too. see you soon. >> all right. bye. 6:37 is our time. why tens of thousands of people in our area are closer to paying more in taxes. also, a violent night in the district including a shoot-out between police and a man walking two little dogs. facing the music, why the ceo of jpmorgan chase will answer some tough questions.
a man goes to walmart to buy some mulch. henned up with a snake-- henned one a snake bite. you see his hand. the washington state man was reaching down to pick up what he thought was a stick. turn out that stick was a rattlesnake. you can guess what happened next. the snake bit him. a fellow shopper rushed him to the hospital for anti-venom treatments. he is expected to be released from the hospital sometime today. >> yikes. staying away. 6:41. time for weather & traffic on the 1s. we are tracking wet weather. the kind of morning you want to leave extra time, and you delve don't want to forget the umbrella. you probably need wellys, too.
tom kierein? patience, as well. weather & traffic on the 1s. good morning. at 6:41, over the last 12 hours, we've had this wave of moderate to heavy rain moving into the metro area. getting breaks in the clouds off to the shenandoah valley and west virginia. sunshine breaking out. moderate to heavy rain. the radar raining heavily now in arlington and just inside the beltway now in alexandria. that is now moving into southeast washington and should just maybe hit the southern part of northeast washington. then all across prince george's county, then farther north and east of there. here's your day planner for this tuesday. we may actually get sunshine breaking out here for the next couple of hours through noontime. then some more showers and storms likely developing this afternoon. i don't think we'll have any violent storms or any severe weather. highs reaching upper 70s. you'll have a need for the umbrella when you're heading back home from work and school. your seven-day outlook is coming up danella?
a new accident, approaching i-270, have a crash causing big delays because it's also blocking your right lane. and this is just happening right now, i'm back in ten minutes with an update on this accident. over to the other accident, northbound route 5 at surat road, use caution. and delays traveling inbound route 50, heavy at 202. delays start at the beltway. you're driving about 29 miles per hour, and that continues to bw parkway. back to you. >> thank you. 6:43. it was a violent night in the district. >> a shoot-out between police and a man walking his two dogs ended with one person dead. >> the shooting happened along 6th street in southeast. >> tracee wilkins is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the man who is dead is the man who was walking his dogs. that's because police say that he had a gun and fired at them first. now an officer, he's the one who's in the hospital recovering. he's been with the department for 3 1/2 years working the midnight shift and was
responding to a call here when the shooting happened. police are still on the scene investigating. there's still plenty of gaps in exactly what caused all of this to happen. let me show you what is looked like earlier. now police say that at 10:30 p.m. they got a call for a man with a gun here in this neighborhood. when they arrived, they found a man fitting the description walking his two dogs. they say that when officers confronted this man that he then pulled out a gun and fired. hitting one of the officers. they returned fire hitting this man multiple times and killing him. the officer who was hit by the first bullet was grazed in the leg. and they believe that he's going to be okay. he was taken to the hospital to be checked out. now, police say that they did recover a gun here on the scene from the man had was walking the dogs. of course, there are plenty of questions -- why did all of this happen? why would a man pull a gun out? how did this exchange of gunfire actually begin? that's what police are trying to figure out.
reporting live in southeast, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> thank you. two people were hurt and n another shooting a few blocks away on v street. we're told one of the men was shot in the foot. the other shot in the arm. both victims were taken to the hospital. they are expected to make a full recovery. so far, no arrests have been made. d.c. police also trying to figure out what led to a stabbing in the dupont circle area. a man was stabbed twice. this happened near the corner of 16th and p streets last night. you can see emergency crews helped the man into an ambulance. police say he was stabbed once in the head. he was conscious and breathing at the time obviously. no word on his condition now. for the second day in a row, maryland lawmakers will debate tax increases in annapolis. the tax hikes would affect individuals making $100,000 or more and households making $150,000. people in the district's suburbs would be hardest hit. the increase would affect 93,000 households in montgomery county alone. about 32,000 households would be affected in prince george's
county. 35,000 in anne arundel, and 28,000 in howard county. that's compared to about 120,000 holidays in maryland's other 2 counties. if approved the tax increases would be retroactive to january 1. animal rights activists will hold a rally outside the stated house during today's special session. the group wants lawmakers to reverse this month's maryland court of appeals decision that legally classifies pit bulls as a dangerous dog breed. aides to the governor along with the house speaker and the senate president say the legislation will not be considered in the special session. 6:46 our time now. today the public will get a chance to see some of the evidence from the george huguely murder case. the items will be on display today and tomorrow in the charlottesville courtroom where he stood trial. the evidence includes about 200 photographs and his police interrogation. it will not be made available for video cameras or still camera to take pictures of that evidence. the things that were sensitive and autopsy photos will not be shown. huguely, a former university of
virginia lacrosse player, was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, yeardley love. he will be sentenced in august. this morning, a d.c. bartender says he would protect a woman again even after he was stabbed eight times. police say a pursesnatcher stabbed mike boone two weeks ago. boone works at trusty's tavern in southeast washington on capitol hill. he walked the woman home late one night. then in an exclusive interview, boone tells news4 what happened next. >> in a couple of moments, someone jumped out of the bushes and yanked her purse out of her hands. i was close enough to yank it back. and then me and the man got in a fight. and there was a pretty -- it happened quickly. >> boone suffered wounds in the lungs, stomach, and back. police arrested the suspect a few blocks away. for the first time, president obama is weighing in on the unfathomable $2 billion trading loss at jpmorgan chase. during an appearance on "the
view," the president explained that wall street reform was passed for situations just like this one. >> we don't want you taking risks where eventually we might end up having to bail you out again. we've been there, didn't like it. this is why we raised capital requirements so that when they do lose money they've got enough money socked away that they can pay off those obligations. >> today the ceo of jpmorgan chase will field some pretty tough questions about the major mistakes made. cnbc's jackie deangelis live now with more on that. jackie? >> reporter: good morning. well, jamie dimon will face jpmorgan shareholders today as the bank holds its annual meeting in tampa at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. he may get tough questions. no one expecting calls for his head. reports saying that jpmorgan's board is backing dimon and the way he quickly apologized for the $2 billion trading loss and sought to fix mistakes. the chief investment officer of course resigning on monday. president obama, as you said,
saying jpmorgan's loss illustrates the need for wall street reform. he says that the same type of error at a less stable bank may have prompted the government to have to step in. and breaking news on facebook. it's hiking the price range of its ipo today due to enormous demand from noftors. the company looking to raise up to $12.1 billion, selling shares for from $34 to $38 each. that could value facebook at $102 billion. facebook expected to price its ipo on thursday evening. this coming as a new cnbc app poll finds that half of americans believe facebook is a fad. the same number say that the company's expected stock fries hoo to be high. only 13% trust facebook to protect its personal information. >> thank you. results of two new studies show most teens know texting while driving is dangerous but do it anyway. nearly 30% of teen drivers texted behind the wheel in the past month. in a "consumer reports" poll
many teens believed reading a message wasn't as dangerous as sending one. 61% admit they glanced at their phone. when it comes to those who should know best, 77% of teens believe adults text and drive all the time. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will announce steps to fight alzheimer's. the obama administration hopes to find an effective treatment for that disease by 2025. one treatment already being tested by the national institutes of health is a form of insulin that is squirted to the nose. sebelius will outline the research at the press conference. it is just about 6:51. we've been tracking the weather this whole morning because it's been such a mess. i should say that tom kierein's been tracking the weather. he's the expert here. >> what's the latest? we've been running a deficit for 2012. we're haeg that up. you hear the rain coming down. a moment of zen.
>> nice to sleep to -- >> yeah. great sleeping weather. those of us who have to get to work and school, you'll need an umbrella this morning. as that rainfall is coming down. look at the temperatures. a mild morning. we're generally in the 60s throughout most of the region including all of virginia and maryland and the district of columbia. the last several hours a wave of rain has passed through us along a stalled front that's going to be in place. behind that, we're getting breaks in the clouds. i think we'll see a little sunshine breaking out here in the next couple of hours. right now, we are getting this moderate to heavy rain now mainly just in washington and southern maryland east of i-95. now continuing to move off to the north and east. heaviest rains now are in northeast washington. we just showed you that live picture crossing into maryland, right near takoma park and heading toward laurel. moderate rain in charles county, anne arundel and calvert. also crossing the bay toward kent island. there's a heavy shower crossing the bay. by 9:00, sunshine breaking out. temperatures near 70 degrees by
then. lunch hour at noontime, clouds around. looks like it's going to start clouding up again by then and into the mid 70s. as you're heading home from work and school, does look like some more rain, thunder and lightning, too, possible. i don't think we'll have any severe storms. temperature should be reaching the upper 70s before that happens again. more showers off and on with thunder and lightning. should end predawn on wednesday. might have sunshine back tomorrow. maybe a passing shower midday or during the afternoon tomorrow. smaller chance of that. highs in the low 80s. delightful weather moving in for thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday. high 70s thursday, friday. lots of sun. partly cloudy saturday, near 80. near 80 on sunday and monday. no more rain, does not appear, as we get into the weekend. naelds? watching accidents, traveling outer loop approaching 270, you have a crash blocking the right lane. the fire department is on the scene.
you are slow hitting the brakes at connecticut avenue. delays from i-95, 25 miles per hour. to 395, have a crash there, as well. northbound at glebe, the accident here also causing big delays. in fact, jammed as you sit at edsall. hov doesn't look bad. you might want to grab two friends and jump in the hov lanes. the travel speed northbound 19 miles per hour all the way to the 14th street bridge. aaron, over to you. >> thank you. 6:53. a new poll shows president obama is in a dog fight to stay in the white house. according to a new cbs news/"new york times" survey, republican candidate mitt romney is leading the president -- the presidential race with 46%. president obama got 43%. last month, the two were tied with 46%:as for the most important -- 46%. as for the most important issue, 62% of respond end said the economy and jobs were at the top of their list. ron paul is backing out of
the presidential race. his campaign says paul will not participate in the remaining 11 primaries including two today in oregon and nebraska. paul did not win a single primary or caucus. right now the polls are about to open in d.c.'s ward 5 for a special election. voters will decide who will fill the seat once held by harry thomas jr. news4's megan mcgrath joins us live in northeast washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. just a few minutes to go, polls open at 7:00 this morning. it's rather quiet. not seeing any long lines of folks waiting to get inside. as you can see, the candidates are ready. we have a lot of campaign signs here. we're at bunker hill elementary school. we've got a couple of campaign volunteers, as well. greeting voters as they make their way to the poll early this morning. now, ward 5 residents will be replacing harry thomas jr. who resigned in january after admitting to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in city money. now there will actually be 12 candidates on the ballot here today. although one of the candidates, amanda broadnecks, dropped out
of the race. her name will still be on the ballot. many hope that the selection of a new council member will restore confidence in the system and allow the council to move past that scandal. as i mentioned, polls about to open. they open at 7:00 a.m. they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. kind of a dreary, rainy day. we are seeing people starting to arrive at the polling place. and of course this is something we'll be following all day, we'll have updates as the day progresses. reporting live in northeast, megan mcgrath, news4. >> thank you. tom has a last look at the forecast. >> you'll need an umbrella like megan for the next couple of hours, then sun breaking out. then maybe more showers and thundershowers this afternoon into this evening. then we'll get sunshine back tomorrow. a smaller chance of a passing shower and warmer. highs in the upper 70s. tomorrow, low 80s. then thursday and friday, bright and sunny. gorgeous may weather. mid 70s. near 80 saturday and sunday. traffic trouble, danella? you know it.
395 at glebe, delays and to edsall at the 14th street bridge, very slow. just 19 miles per hour. aaron and eun? >> thank you. that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes. it was like a red rash... very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck.
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