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former d.c. council chairman kwame brown will appear before a judge today not once but twice. welcome to "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. thanks for waking up with us on this friday, june 8. outside, the sun is up this morning. shining brightly through blue skies. still only 59 degrees outside the studios. tom kierein, maybe a little cooler for some other folks, huh? >> liquid gold on the potomac this morning. beautiful sunrise. h.d. city camera. yeah, tale of two seasons this morning. right now in the wake of those showers and thundershowers that came through last evening and cleared out overnight, we have dropped dramatically once again. feeling more like late april rather than early june. the areas in green are generally in the low and mid 50s. the dark green areas. it covers most of virginia, just about all of maryland, as well as the eastern shore. those areas in blue are in the 40s. western maryland, much of west virginia, upper 40s. all these areas across the shenandoah valley, dark green,
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virginia in the 50s. reagan national on the tide ol potomac at 62. near of 0 near the chesapeake bay. as -- near 60 near the chesapeake bay. as we go through the day, near 80 at noontime with lots of sunshine. by mid-afternoon, ought to be hitting the mid 80s, low to mid 80s with low humidity. a delightful day coming up. feeling like summertime with not a lot of humidity around, too. as we get into the latter part of the afternoon into the evening hours, dropping back into the 70s. by late evening, into the mid 60s in culpeper, throughout the region. the metro area being near 70 by midnight. then it's going to be another cool morning on saturday morning. there in culpeper, it will just be near 60. ought to be in the low to mid 60s around the metro area starting off tomorrow morning. a look at your friday evening. that's coming in ten minutes. coming up now is danella with the latest look at our traffic. good morning. tom, i'm still following breaking news on the roadways. along telegraph road, this was shot earlier today. a water main break is slowing you down. your closure on telegraph is
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between wilton and sharon chapel road. again, all of your lanes are blocked. also in northwest d.c., other breaking news i'm following is along mass avenue. still have that single i've vehicle crash overturned. lanes blocked between idaho and wisconsin avenue. be aware of that. here's a live look from chopper 4 along i-95 in virginia. joplin, north of joplin. delays out of stafford and heading from joplin to the beltway. good news. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. back to you. >> thank you. 6:02 now. new from overnight, one man is in the hospital, and another is in jail after a stabbing in northeast. police tell us the two knew each other. officers are working to find out what led to the stabbing in the 600 block of i-street. the victim is in the hospital with serious injuries. police arrested the man responsible at the scene. also new overnight, a fire investigation at a sub shop in prince george's county. firefighters put out the fire at jersey mike's on race track road
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in bowie. the shop was set to open later this month. no word if damage from the fire will delay the opening. d.c. firefighters are also trying to figure out what sparked a building fire in northwest washington. check out the flames captured on a cell phone camera from an upstairs window. the fire started inside a building at 14th and p streets. there's a business on the first level of the building, and living spaces on the top floors. no one was hurt. firefighters closed down the intersection for several hours. the road reopened last night. today the man who was once among the most powerful in d.c. politics will be in court to face two separate charges. former d.c. council chairman kwame brown charged with felony bank fraud. he'll appear in federal court on that charge. less than 2 1/2 hours later, he's set to appear in d.c. superior court on a misdemeanor campaign finance charge which was filed yesterday. news4's megan mcgrath live outside the federal courthouse where brown will be in just a couple of hours.
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meg megan? >> reporter: aaron, it's going to be a busy and no doubt unpleasant day for former chairman kwame brown. he has two separate court appearances today. the first happening this morning at the federal courthouse. the second happening a few hours later at d.c.'s superior court. now at 11:00 a.m., brown is expected to plead guilty to a felony bank fraud charge. prosecutors say that brown gave false income information in order to get a home loan and buy a boat which he named bullet proof. then yesterday, a new charge surfaced. brown is now also accused of violating campaign finance laws. prosecutors say he authorized the opening of a campaign side account and that the money spent largely went unreported. now that charge is a misdemeanor. kwame brown has yet to talk to the press about the charges against him. it's unclear but possible that he may speak at some point today. we're going to have to wait and see. that first court appearance at 11:00 a.m. this morning here at federal court which is where we're reporting live this morning.
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back to you in the studio. >> megan, thank you. we will have continuing coverage of kwame brown's case throughout the day today. we'll be live if the former council chairman makes any statements. you can also follow the latest developments on we will also have a complete wrap-up today on news4 at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. right now markets are struggling in europe and sabasi. some investors are looking for lower openings on wall street. the dow, nasdaq, and s&p are down a bit. that's after two straight days of modest gains. analysts say the gains were in response to federal reserve chairman ben bernanke saying there might be help on the way for the stagnant economy. a united nations official says syrian forces are deliberately targeting u.n. patrols. the senior official reported -- repeated instances of heavy fire in homs apparently to get u.n. patrols to withdraw. this week, the u.n. secretary
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general warned that a full-blown civil war was eminent in syria. new video posted on line shows people trying to get out of homs during heavy shelling. the region has been a focal point of the uprising against embattled syrian leader al asad. nbc news cannot authenticate the video. plans to build another memorial in d.c. [ yelling ] an intense political discussion gets out of control quickly on live tv. why this fight might symbolize a bigger problem. princess catherine's fashion statement that many of you make every day.
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wild weather caught on camera. storm chasers on the scene as a tornado ripped through wyoming. it pounded the area with golf ball-sized hail and heavy rain. five other tornadoes touched down in colorado. no one was seriously hurt. >> that is good news. wild weather of our own in the washington metropolitan area. not that wild, though. there's some confusion in which season seems to be prevailing now. >> a little mixed up to say the least this morning. tom kierein is here to straighten it out. tom? yeah, when the air is dry like it has been the last few days, you can get tremendous differences in temperatures. we call this diurnal, difference that's occur. we have to now again this morning. cool, down to the low to mid 50s across most of virginia and maryland and the eastern shore. shenandoah valley into the mountains, many locations in the upper 40s. now, 62 at reagan national.
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and here's how things are taking shape for this friday. we'll have bright sun throughout the day. if you're going to be out for a length of time, you'll definitely need to slather on the sunblock. our temperatures by 9:00 should be in the mid 70s. by noontime, low 80s. lots of sun with low humidity during the afternoon. we ought to peak in the mid 80s and hold steady during the afternoon hours into late afternoon. sunset today is at 8:32. by then, we'll be down to the upper 70s on a clear sky, a beautiful friday evening. should be a clear sky for the international space station flying through. you'll see a swiftly moving, very bright spot between 9:00 and 9:06 from the southwestern sky. then moving high across our sky and into the northeastern sky, 9:00 to 9:06. by 11:00, ought to be near 70. another cool start tomorrow morning. a look at your weekend and next week, seven-day outlook in ten minutes. danella has traffic. good morning. good morning. well, i have good news in northwest d.c. had a crash, mass avenue at
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wisconsin avenue. causing mass avenue to be closed. that crash is out of the roadway. lanes are open. let's take a live look at chopper 4. i-95 at prince william parkway, significant volume happening right now. you see very slow as you head northbound. i'll give you a travel speed. under speed at 40 miles per hour. once you get past this hard, hard stop here, it is pretty much stop and go for you the entire way. let's head over to 29. this is 29 at 32. as you make your way southbound on 29, even just traveling from columbia, maryland, through silver spring, no issues to report. in fact, clear as you make your way to the beltway. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. aaron and eun? >> thank you. coming up, one man's unusual defense. he says he was sleepwalking at the time of a very serious crime. why the redskins' workout today will be getting national attention.
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welcome back. at 6:15, an unusual defense for a connecticut man accused of trying to steal a woman's purse. he says he was sleepwalking. police say the man pulled a knife on a woman at casino and tried to take her purse. he was arrested but said he didn't know why he had the knife and it must have him sleepwalking. the man's lawyer says his client has sleepwalked in the past and hopes his medical history can prove his innocence. right now police in montgomery county looking for the person who shot and killed a man in an upscale apartment in silver spring. officers found 34-year-old eric samoa dead in his apartment on east-west highway near georgia avenue wednesday. adding to the mystery here, the apartment building actually has a pretty extensive security system. samoa sold cars at the manhattan auto dealership in bethesda. friends and co-workers became concerned when he missed work for two days. >> he was always a good guy and always treated me fairly and my friends, family, and customers,
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more importantly. i mean, he was a good guy. he -- dedicated, and fiercely loyal. and i consider him a true friend. and it's a shame. >> police say there was no sign of forced entry at the apartment. also in fairfax county, a psychiatric patient is facing murder charges. police say 24-year-old mark shelor stabbed another patient at a facility off old meadow lane in mclean. the witness says the two had been arguing about money. that facility where the two patients were being treated treats people with mental illnesses including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. a new government report shows the number of suicides among active duty military has gone up drastically. the pentagon reports 154 suicides so far this year. that's about one per day in 2012. the new numbers are about 17% more than at the same point last year. the pentagon did not release the main circumstances behind the suicides. a member of president obama's cabinet is looking to
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resolve a dispute over the proposed eisenhower memorial. interior secretary salazar says he's willing to look at models of the potential memorial. eisenhower's family has objected to the design which they say focuses too much on his past rather than his military accomplishments. two members of the memorial commission say they will work with salazar but hope to avoid excessive delays in planning. officials for maryland live casino are hoping to hit the jackpot this weekend. ♪ >> the seconds night for the newest casino was just as big as the first. people came looking to press their luck after being turned away wednesday night. maryland live's opening isn't just good news for gamblers, though. casino officials expect a big bump for businesses around that gaming center, as well. >> arundel mills, when they came in, it created a whole development. hotels started popping up. we're creating a mass amount of movement and people coming into this area. it's going to be extremely
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beneficial for the local business population. >> now the casino expects people will spend about $60 million a year on local goods and services. that's in addition to the $400 million in casino revenue that is directed to maryland schools. one of the world's largest sporting events kicks off today literally. polled and the u-- poland and the ukraine are hosting this year's euro cup. a soccer tournament that only happens every four years and features only european countries. spain won the euro cup four years ago, it's one of the favorites with win again this year. tomorrow the horse i'll have another looks to become the 12th horse ever to win the belmont stakes. if he does so, he will accomplish the rare feat of winning the triple crown of horse racing. the horse is a favorite for the race. the last triple crown winner was 197. you can catch all the action of the 144th running of the belmont stakes right here on nbc 4 starting at 4:30. today the redskins will have a very special player at camp.
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former high school star brian banks will work out with the team today. he spent more than five years in prison after a friend falsely accused him of rape. last month a judge threw out the conviction and cleared him of all charges. banks has spent the past few days working out for other teams and says this is truly a dream finally coming true. >> you know there's really no words to kind of really express that. like i said, the offers that i've received, the opportunities that i've received, you know, men dream of those days. you know, they get up every morning, they work hard for that type of offer. >> bank, a linebacker, says he's still -- he has good speed and can definitely still hit. he says he's thankful for all these opportunities to show off his skills. >> good luck to him. all the best. >> a second chance. >> we'll be rooting for him for sure. just about 6: 1. time for weather & traffic on the 1s. tom kierein has a look at the forecast. >> and the sun is up, as well. climbing higher in a blue sky.
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that golden sunlights streaming through the trees. around the region, another cool morning. all these areas in green in the 50s, includes all of virginia, maryland, eastern shore, as well as western maryland. in fact, areas in blue have dipped into the upper 40s. and closer to washington, right in the city, near 60 as well as near the bay. elsewhere, it's just in the low to mid 50s on this friday morning. but a rapid warmup by noontime. we'll be around 80 degrees with low humidity in place. a delightful day coming up. we'll have afternoon highs peaking in the mid 80s. we'll hold steady until 5:00 or so. we'll drop back down to the low 80s to near 80 degrees by sunset which is at 8:32. low humidity throughout the day. you'll need sunblock. this evening, we'll have a clear evening and down near 60 saturday. sunny, heating up during the afternoon tomorrow. near 90. low humidity still in place. still not humid on sunday. morning lows near 60. afternoon highs sunday against near 90 -- again near 90.
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great beach and pool weather. highs in the mid 80s. showers and thunder late tuesday into wednesday. perhaps part of thursday. highs in the mid 80s each of those days. danella's here with the latest look at traffic. any trouble? well, on some roads we have nice travel speeds. others pretty slow. let's look now. traveling on hunter mill road -- excuse me, the dulles toll road from hunter mill road to the beltway, not bad. 58 miles per hour. that trip taking six minutes now. traveling the beltway from the dulles toll road to the interchange, pretty fast here. 68 miles per hour. you can slow down. those lanes are open. light volume there. 66, you are starting to slow a bit from fairfax county parkway to the beltway. you're traveling at about 48 miles per hour. 12 minutes is the trip you're looking at now. let's head inside the beltway on i-66. spout run parkway. very light volume here. not bad at all. you're at about 52 miles per hour. i can tell you the slowest thing i'm seeing now is i-95 in virginia. and i'm back a closer look in ten minutes. aaron and eun? >> all right.
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prosecutors have a warrant out for assault charges. some can afford the same jewelry worn by the duchess of cam bridge. the diamond and pearl earrings that fans adored this week were fake. catherine wore the studs on the balcony of buckingham palace. the designer told "the daily mail" the jewelry was actually a fine grade of cubic zirconia, and their setting made them look authentic. the earrings were worth $74. the designer says she sold out -- sold about 60 pairs this week, which is more than she usually sells in an entire year. i think that is true to catherine form. she wears gorgeous designers, the alexander mcqueen dress is stunning. she buys from shops that you can go right off the rack. >> yeah. now, is it fair to say fake -- or is it just that we assumed they were something other than what they were? >> they're not real pearl and diamond, but cubic zirconia.
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and $75 is not something to sneeze at for some people. not real pearl and diamond. >> good for her. parents, listen up. a rare look inside the mind of teenagers and their risky behavior. a baby rescued from the car during the hottest part of the
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welcome back to "news4 today," i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. today is friday, june 8, 2012. 6:31 now, 59 degrees. might seem chilly, but it is going to warm up quickly today. and it has been a warm start to the year. you can call it spring's fever. the u.s. just finished its hottest spring on record. the lower 48 averaged 57.1 degrees for march, april, and may. that beat out the oldest spring high temperature by a full two degrees. i guess june started out kind of backpedaling back to spring to make up for it. >> a little cool. tom, you're telling us that summer will get here. >> here we have been certainly cooler than average for quite
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throughout much of the springtime. yet again, another cool morning this morning. we've been having high tides, abnormally high the last couple of days. here's a view along ohio drive, east potomac park, hanes point. the last couple of mornings, there's been really high water. the potomac coming right out of its banks, flowed over to the picnic tables. and this has been those morning high tides. this has been happening as well as around the chesapeake bay. send your weather or nature photos to our facebook page or send them to we'll share them. thanks, joseph henderson, for that great shot at hanes point. the last 12 hours, we had afternoon and early evening thundershowers. those are long gone. behind that, high pressure has moved in, low humidity, chilly temperatures. in fact, most of the region, we're in the 50s. that includes all of northern virginia, just about all of maryland, except near the bay waters. right on the tidal potomac, reagan national at 62. in much of the district of columbia, only in the 50s.
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just near 50 shenandoah valley, 40s out of the mountains. here's your day planner for this friday. by 9:00, mid 70s. bright and sunny with low humidity. near 80 by noon. mid 80s by mid-afternoon. i'm back in ten minus with a look at your friday evening. back to you, aaron. >> thank you, tom. staying on top of breaking news in fairfax county this morning. let's go live to tracee wilkins. >> reporter: good morning. let me show you what it's looking like here on telegraph road. they still have the road closed between wilkins and sharon chapel road here in alexandria. so if this is the way that you come, know that they do have telegraph road closed here as they continue the teamwork try and repair a water main break. now, this water main break happened a little while ago. a 12-inch main. they were hoping to have this wrapped up by the morning rush. as you see, that's not going to be the case. with more information on how to get around this, we're going to go back it the studio with danella. good morning. good morning. the good news in that area is that there are detours in place. i just want to urge you to
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approach with caution. okay? so let's head down to i-95 in virginia. other problems in virginia are really along i-95. in fact, jammed northbound at dale city. you're driving at 11 miles per hour. very slow. but then it's pretty much stop and go as you continue your commute. here's a live look from chopper 4 making your way to fairfax county parkway. not bad, but then you'll hit the brakes again. i'll give you your travel speed, under speed at 36 miles per hour from prince william parkway to the capital beltway. that drive right now will take you about 21 minutes. now connecting on to 395 northbound at duke, be aware, have an accident in the right shoulder lane. travel lanes are open. slow from the beltway to past duke street. eun? >> thank you. 6:34. to a news4 exclusive. a nanny is in jail after police say she left a 10-month-old alone in a hot car to go on a job interview. it happened in a parking lot at george mason university in fairfax yesterday afternoon. a passerby saw the baby alone in
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the car and called university police. the doors were locked, so officers decided to smash one of the car windows to rescue her. >> the officer felt the baby was hot and sweating. the investigation reveals approximately an hour. >> at that time of the day, temperatures in the car could have been as high as 120 degrees. police arrested the 31-year-old nanny and charged her with felony child abuse. prince george's county police questioning the two -- the parents of a 2-year-old found wandering by himself near fedex field. officers found him in the 600 block of garrett morgan boulevard around 5:30 last night. he didn't have any shoes on and was carrying a plate of food when the officers found him. they took him to the hospital and say he's okay. police now trying to figure out who was caring for the boy when he wandered off. a house subcommittee is working with the tsa to try and rehab its image. house lawmakers offered up suggestions to the tsa like stop
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patting down recognizable passengers like celebrities and high-ranking government officials. the agency's head administrator says it understands these complaints and is working on changes to make things easier. one change they are considering is letting young children and older adults keep their shoes on during security checks. a new government report shows good reason to be concerned with teens behind the wheel. the survey from the centers for disease control and prevention showed distracted driving is on the rise. 1/3 of teens say they've sent message while driving. the same report also showed a 40% drop in deadly car crashes involving teens in the last decade. it also found more teens wearing seat belts and avoiding getting into a car driven by someone who's been drinking alcohol. >> it's frustrating that while we're making great progress in increasing seat belt use and reducing the number of kids who are driving while drinking, other safety issues pop up related to new technology. >> the cdc survey on risky
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behavior also found more teens are smoking marijuana than cigarettes. similar research showed more teens consider marijuana less dangerous than cigarettes. time is 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. good morning. aaron, good morning to you. that's right. coming up on a friday morning, tornadoes tear through parts of wyoming and colorado as a dangerous looking storm disrupts a crowded graduation ceremony in new jersey. we'll have details. al will have a first look at the weekend forecast. also this morning, the beauty queen in a war of words with donald trump after she claimed the miss usa pageant was rigged. does she stand by her story? we're going to does her when she joins us for her first interview since resigning her crown. then an accident that's hard to wash. a skateboarder hit by a truck and thrown some 35 feet. incredibly he was not seriously hurt. we'll talk to him exclusively coming up this morning. we've also got a very huge crowd this morning on our plaza gearing up for a live concert
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from music superstar chris brown when we get started here on a friday morning here on "today." back to you. >> going to be a wild morning. all right. thank you. >> all right. bye-bye, see you soon. >> all right. 6:38. 59 degrees. how the cards may fall when the controversy surrounding the d.c. government come to an end. what cupcake sales to have to do with our future space exploration. lines are forming for the next must-have item. our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
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first lady is making a bakery famous. she stopped at mom's apple pie company in occoquan after a
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campaign rally. a 6-year-old violinist treated her to an impromptu solo, as well. michelle obama bought two pies before heading back to the white house. the bakery tweeted about the experience saying that is t's so glad the first lady cares about local food. i bet that home made apple pie with local apple tastes so good. >> how cool it was for the little girl -- i've got my violin. hang on a second. >> right. what an audience. >> no pressure. good for her. >> thing like that don't happen to me. you walk interest the grocery store, someone breaks out in song -- >> you don't get serenaded at the grocery store? >> i don't. i don't. do you? >> i don't. >> tom does. have an entourage. good morning. the air is filled with bird song this morning. and it's fresh and cool. all the areas in green in the 50s. look at that, that covers all of virginia, maryland, the eastern show, even those areas in blue. a few places in the 40s now. mid 40s in the highlands of west virginia, parts of western maryland. here's the day planner for this friday. lots of sunshine. by noontime, near 80.
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holding steady in the mid 80s during the afternoon, low humidity and lots of sun. then this evening, for your friday, if you're heading out, beautiful evening coming up under a clear sky. we'll be down to near 70 by midnight. by the way, 9:00 to 9:06, we'll see a flyover from the international space station, a swiftly moving, bright spot. a look at the weekend and next week with your seven-day outlook in ten minutes. danella? thanks, tom. right now from the inner loop of the beltway, we have a crash, this is on the ramp to southbound georgia avenue. also involves a bus. please always caution as you're taking -- please use caution as you're taking the exit ramp. in montgomery county, you're hitting the brakes. travel speeds now, you see heavy volume at new hampshire avenue. you know, that's how it goes. slow here and then you're under speed as you head toward i-70 at 35 miles per hour. so far looking like a 16-minute trip from i-95 to i-270. to the rails, a couple delays on the marc. penn south 409, an eight-minute delay. also an 11-minute delay.
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this is the penn north train number 400. aaron, over it you. >> all right. thank you. 6:43. it t will be a long and trying day for the man who began the week second in line to the d.c. mayor's office. former d.c. council chairman kwame brown will appear in court twice today. at 11:00 he'll appear in federal court on a felony bank fraud charge. he's expected to plead guilty. at 1:20 this afternoon, brown will answer to a misdemeanor campaign finance charge. news4's megan mcgrath joins us live now outside the federal courthouse downtown with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. just a few days ago a busy schedule for kwame brown would have meant council meetings and hearings, maybe a community event. it's a series of court appearances. john will appear in front -- brown will appear in front of two judges on separate charges. at 11:00 a.m., brown is expected to plead guilty to a felony bank fraud charge. prosecutors say that brown falsified income information in order to get a home loan and buy a boat.
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then yesterday, a new charge surfaced. brown now is also accused of violating campaign finance laws. prosecutors say he was -- he authorized the opening of a campaign side account and that the money spent went largely unreported. now that charge is a misdemeanor. kwame brown resigned on wednesday. he has not made any public statement to the press, at least not as of yet. it is certainly -- will address the charges at some point today. reporting live, megan mcgrath, news4. the corruption scandal has many asking who's in charge and what's next. as chairman of the d.c. council, brown was in charge. and now that he has resigned, it's mary cheh's responsibility as pro tempore to preside over a special meeting and select an interim chairman. under current rules, at-large members elected by the entire city and not just one ward can take over as interim chairman. experts predict it probably won't be david catania over
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there to the far right or michael brown over here. they have outside jobs and would have to give them up if they became chairman. that leaves phil mendelsohnn and vincent orange. there will be a special election for the seat. he sauls next in line if something should happen to the current mayor. in other words, if the mayor ever has to leave office for any reason, whether it's health or legal issues, the new interim chairman could become the next mayor. we'll find out who that person is next week. >> we'll have continuing coverage of the kwame brown case throughout the day. we'll be live if the former d.c. council chairman makes any public statement. you can also follow the latest developments on we'll have a complete wrap-up today on "news4 today" at 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00. today in culpeper, virginia, a police officer will be formally charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman. last month, a special investigative grand jury indicted 32-year-old daniel
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harmon wright on four charges including murder. back in february, he shot and killed 54-year-old patricia cook during a confrontation in a school parking lot. witnesses say the officers shot cook at close range as she tried to leave that lot. in manassas, a second mental competency hearing is set for later this morning for a man suspected of being the east coast rapist. lawyers say aaron thomas refuses to meet with mental health evaluators, making it difficult for them to enter an insanity plea. thomas showed signs of mental ill innocence an earlier evaluation. a judge found him competent to stand trial. defense attorneys say their client is mutilating himself and hallucinating. thomas is accused of 17 attacks including three against teenage girls in prince william county in 2009. he's suspected in assaults in maryland, connecticut, and rhode island. 6:47. sometimes it's a struggle to get up and get going in the morning. a loudoun county couple is off the hook, though on, charges they faced for not getting their kids to school on time. the three denecort kids had
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nearly 160 tardies in a single year. and get this -- they only live half a mile from the school. prosecutors dropped six misdemeanor charges against their manners, mark and amy, because the kids were only late once during the second half of the school year. still, a lot of parents say that many tardies is inexcusable. >> they need to get it together. i mean, that's ridiculous. >> unfortunately, it teaches them that you don't have to follow the rules. >> it's a half a mile. you know, seriously. you can make it to school. >> they still have many more years come with school are. they going to be on time from here on out? >> i doubt. it we are imperfect parents. and we have imperfect kids. >> apparently the family isn't alone. other loudoun county parents have faced legal troubles for their children's school attendance issues. fairfax county's school board it says needs more mime to decide whether to amend its discipline policies. last night the board tabled a measure that would require parents to be notified before
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their kids are asked about serious offenses. the school system's current policy has been put into question since 15-year-old nick stuben took his own life last year. he'd been suspended for seven weeks and forced to transfer to a different school. today is day two of the so-called soda summit downtown. doctors, nutritionists, and health experts are discussing ways to get americans to cut down on the number of sugary beverages they drink. meanwhile, coca-cola is fighting back against new york city mayor bloomberg over his proposed ban on large sodas. the world's largest soft drink maker says there is no scientific evidence that connects sugary drink to obesity. last week, bloomberg proposed limiting seed as and sugary drinks to 16 ounces in his city. some astronomers are hoping sweets help save a nasa project. they're holding the planetary exploration car wash and bake sale to try and convince laems to save funding for the project. the sale will be held at more than 20 site nationwide.
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organizers know that they won't make millions or billions of dollars it will take to keep the program running but say they want to show that every dollar counts. they're trying to prove a point. >> good luck to them. right now, markets are ending on a down note. it's been a pretty good week so far. hampton pearson, am i right? >> reporter: you are right. as a matter of fact, looking hood, we've got futures mixed. after the rockets ran out of steam in yesterday's session. fed chairman ben bernanke telling congress he still expects the u.s. economy to grow modestly this year. bernanke says the fed could step in with more stimulus measures if europe's debt crisis gets worse. but he offered no hints that any moves are imminent. investors were a bit disappointed. and that meant it overshadowed the surprise interest by china. we get data this morning on the trade deficit and wholesale trade. the dow rising 46 points thursday to close at 1 --
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12,460. facebook creates a central location for all those apps you have attached to your profile. the app center which launched thursday night is available both on facebook as well as apple and android phones and tablet. it will recommend apps to users based their interests. apps they've liked in the past, and the type of apps their friends like. so how it a weekend app? what do you think? >> sounds good to me. make it happen. >> you got it. >> thompson, thank. have a good weekend. >> bye-bye. tomorrow is a big day for shoe collectors. the nike air yeezy 2 is released tomorrow across the country. the shoe is a collaboration from nike and kanye west and will sell for $245 a pair. fans are already in line for the limited edition sneakers. they started lining up earlier this week. this week -- to make sure they snagged a pair. >> been here for a week and two days. >> been out here for about, say, four days. >> a week and a half almost. >> honestly, i think i'm going
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to keep that pair and ware them asap. summertime's coming. everybody's going to want thee e theesies. >> some pairs were auctioned on ebay. the shoes are such a hot commodity, someone paid $90,000 for one pair. which is just outrageous. the things you could do with $90,000. >> i guess it's because they make so few of them that they can jack up the price. then people think that they're collector's items. if you wear them one time -- like buying a new car. 6:52. tom kierein? >> what would you pay for a beautiful day? it's priceless. priceless. >> you can't put a price on the gorgeous weather. >> it is going to be absolutely gorgeous. right now gorgeous color. the glad-year-oliolas. post your pictures to facebook
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or at like beth davis did on this gorgeous double rainbow yesterday afternoon in st. mary's county. great shot, beth. thanks for sending that in. well, this morning we've got a clear sky. there's the live view from our h.d. city camera. 62 at reagan national. comfortably dry. we've got a light southwesterly breeze. the birds are chirping. temperatures are down, into the low to mid 50s throughout most of the region. quite a chill in the air. it's not going to last long. by mid morning, we will be warming up quickly. this evening, we are going to have a flyover of the international space station between 9:00 and 9:06. moving from southwest to northeast. it's going to last six minutes. should be really high in the sky. be looking for a very bright swiftly moving bright spot. the space station's up there at 240 miles above the aefrth mo-- the earth. take the kids out to see that. should be a good night for that. lots of -- of sunshine this afternoon. we'll hit the mid 80s.
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clear, near 60 by dawn saturday. tomorrow, bright and sunny, low humidity. heating up, hotter, around 90 by mid-afternoon. sunblock weekend. sunday, too, sunny again. near 60 in the morning. soaring to around 90 again during the afternoon. great beach and pool weather this weekend or any outtook activities or if you have to work outside. should be good weather. wear the sgluk if you're out for a -- block if you're out for a period of time. heating up monday and tuesday, but with more humidity. maybe showers and thunder tuesday to wednesday, part of thursday. danella, how's traffic looking? i'm still keeping an eye on the water main break. this is in virginia along telegraph road. right now telegraph road is blocked between wilton road and sharon chapel road. there are detours in place, an alternate is south kings highway. make a left on north king highway. then you can reconnect to telegraph road. let's check out the accident from the inner loop of the
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beltway. this is on the ramp to georgia avenue. southbound georgia avenue. crash there involves a bus. please, if you're taking the exit ramp, approach with caution. to route 50 making your way past the beltway inbound, looks nice and clear. but as you get closer to 295, you're under speed at about 42 miles per hour. not bad. right now that's looking like an eight-minute drive. back to you. >> thank you. it may take you a little longer than usual to get around town on metro this weekend. track work will cause delays on the orange, blue, red, and green lines. trains will not run between east falls church and west falls church on the orange line. you'll have to take a bus between the stations. on the blue line, tranls will single track between the armory and addison. red line will share at forest glen. on the green line trains will single track between college park and greenbelt. the redskins will help a i don't think man's dream come true. the team invited former california high school star brian banks for a formal workout. banks spent more than five years in prison, falsely accused of
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rape. last month, a judge threw out his conviction and cleared him of all charges. banks says he's mumbled for the opportunity work out with a pro team. we wish him the best. >> absolutely. i want to mention an event for the korea economic institute's 30th anniversary gala. an event that celebrates the relationship between korea and the united states. past, present, and future. i emceed alongside angie gulf coast because his to be -- angie gopf because i had to be here. a lovely event. >> absolutely. that is "news4 today", thank you for spending your week with us. >> the "today" show is next. and that's our quarterly wrap-up. any thoughts? wow. yowza. terrific. incredible. no, i mean, really, this is so good. that's great, guys. thanks.
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