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5:00 p.m. but for anne arundel county, prince georges county until 6:00 p.m. you can see this whole area here under those warnings. bethesda, d.c., bowie, and so much of anne arundel county. here's the cell packing a lot of lightning with it. not just cloud-to-cloud but even some cloud-to-ground lightning. these storms headed east affecting southgate, riviera beach and arnold in the next couple of minutes, approaching annapolis in the next 62 minutes. so finally some rain coming to annapolis. then there's another cell we're watching headed toward fairfax county. chuck bell is in stormcenter 4 taking a look at our damage reports. >> thanks, veronica. we have a report of three-quarter inch hail coming down just outside of rockville, maryland. merkd measured by a trained spotter. that storm is headed over into portions of prince george's county. so you need to expect not only the wind but the potential for hail and frequent lightning, so
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we have to watch these things very, very carefully. temperatures around the area have been soaring, up to near 100 degrees. that is going to be coming down as these showers continue to move on through. as you were seeing, this is the worst of the storm here headed out towards annapolis and the western side of the chesapeake bay so be on the lookout for that. we have had reports of trees down out towards shenandoah county and blue ridge. trees down. we could also have power outages across the area. not looking for widespread power outages, but nonetheless each one of these storms have to be taken very, very seriously. if you have any pictures send them in. back in to you, vj. >> thanks a lot, chuck. our temperatures really coming down. now 81 in gaithersburg, maryland. still 96 to 100 d.c. but a lot of areas dropping into the mid-80s by later this evening. our storm chances stick around until 9:00 p.m. we'll have more coming up.
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chuck mentioned those trees down. we're already getting reports around washington. >> we're going to head out to chief brian lee from the d.c. fire and ems. chief lee, we understand that you already have a fairly major tree down on someone's home? >> right now there are approximately two homes. we're out on the scene of 3254 arcadia place. a fairly large tree came across the front of 3254 and 3250. we've assessed the damage. the residents are out of the home. there has been no one injured but the tree took down power lines at this point so we're going to have units on the scene as we await the arrival of pepco. >> and this is a pretty dangerous area until power is shut down. do you know if people have power right now? >> i don't know how many homes are affected by the power lines being taken down. yes, i would advice anyone not to walk through the area. this is a pretty dangerous area at the moment. >> because those are hot wires. any other calls that you're hearing?
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is this starting to cause some mayhem out on the streets so far. >> of course any time you have a storm of this magnitude come through, it can heighten accidents and heighten mishaps. at this point we're running the calls as they come in. this is the first significant call we've had to send specialized units. i don't know of any other calls at the moment. >> chief brian lee with $fire, ems. that address arcadia place in northwest. two houses hit by a huge tree there. >> we've had a lot of that happening this season because it's been a rough season. we're going to keep following this storm, but right now we're going to bring you other news. another ride-on bus in montgomery county went up in flames this morning. it is the latest in a string of these fires that has some drivers worried about their safety. today the fleet of buses involved in those fires was pulled off the streets. pat collins reports from bethesda. >> reporter: it's amazing no one was hurt. this ride-on bus in service on
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fire this morning in silver spring. more than 30 champion ride-on buses grounded today after yet another fire in montgomery county. the county executive says removing the buses from service is the right thing to do to ensure the safety of the public and our bus drivers. now, since 2009, the bus drivers union says there have been about a dozen fires in these champion-style buses. no one seems to know the exact cause, but the union says putting a bus body on a truck chassis has made these style buses fire hazards. >> any time you have a public -- any vehicle that suddenly bursts into flames and becomes engulfed in flames, i'd consider that
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dangerous, absolutely. >> reporter: the union says these buses are so dangerous that some drivers were scared to get behind the wheel. >> if you were a bus rider and saw one of these buses coming up to your stop, would you get on it? >> no, i wouldn't. >> reporter: the champion-style buses represent about 10% of the 300 ride-on bus fleet. they'll be replaced temporarily by some used buses from pittsburgh. now, out at the ride-on bus stop this reaction from riders. >> that seems like the sensible thing to do. instead of getting a lawsuit or something, you know what i mean? >> reporter: get these potentially dangerous buses off the street. >> absolutely. >> i think until they find out the nature of the problem and address it, i feel that's probably the proper action to take. >> reporter: the feds are investigating, trying to determine exactly what happened here. in montgomery county, i'm pat collins, news 4. >> on the subject of
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transportation, it was a rough weekend on metro with that computer glitch that caused the shutdown. news 4's richard jordan will have the answer to that coming up at 5:30. well, it's happened, folks. signed, sealed, delivered. redskins quarterback robert griffin iii, rg3, signed his contract today. dan joins us with the pricey details. >> reporter: when you give up two first round picks and a second-rounder to get a franchise quarterback, you better make sure he's in training camp on time and that's exactly what the redskins did. robert griffin iii gets a four-year contract worth $21.1 million with a team option for a fifth year. griffin signed the contract at redskins park this morning and joined other rookies for workouts and meetings. because of the new collective bargaining agreement, rookie contracts are almost a formality. the haggling over first round money is a thing of the past. contracts are slotted and worth significantly less than they were just two years ago.
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in 2010 the redskins top draft pick was left tackle trengt williams. he was the fourth overall selection. he got a six-year, $60 million contract, nearly three times what rg3 received. rookie guard josh larebis also signed his contract just about an hour ago, so the redskins have all of their rookies, signed, sealed and delivered. training camp starts a week from tomorrow on the 26th. looking forward to it. >> counting down, dan, thank you. rg3 has been the talk of the town since the team drafted him. fans can't wait until training camp begins. the preseason right around the corner. >> well, i think he's a good player. he's going to make a difference. he's going to make a difference for the redskins, i think so. >> kind of excited, you know, because we get to experience a new like football. and that might get a chance for us to have a better season than we've had in the past few years. >> i think actually we'll have a
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chance to win some games. they have a lot of support, a lot of people around here follow the redskins and we want to see them get some wins. >> much more on rg3 coming up right here at 6:00. a small crowd of ministers and citizens they rallied today to support d.c. mayor vincent gray because he's facing a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. the protest leaders denounced the calls for gray to resign saying that he hasn't even faced any legal charges. tom sherwood was at the rally and joins us now with more on this story. >> wendy, it was a simple message. the mayor deserves due process, to be innocent until proven guilty. >> respect for the mayor. respect for the mayor. ♪ we shall not be moved >> reporter: invoking a civil rights song and prayer. >> may be stand with him as he marches to his moment of justice. >> reporter: a crowd of several dozen stood to demand that the
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mayor not be hounded out of office. >> there has been a lot of drama and trauma with the resignation of two councilmembers, another councilmember. we don't need to continue to create an atmosphere of drama and trauma. >> reporter: some speakers, especially denounced two councilmembers who are lawyers who have called on gray to resign, although no charges have been filed. >> shame on you, mary jay. supposed to be a constitutional law professor. shame on you, david, with the prestigious local law firm. >> reporter: federal prosecutors in court have laid out a $650,000 shadow campaign that helped elect gray in 2010. but gray has not been charged, despite media reports of possible charges soon. no elected leaders attended the rally in the blazing sun, but former councilmember harold brazil said he wanted to show up to show support for due process.
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>> there should be a counter balance. there are a number of people in this city that say give this man a chance. >> mayor gray wasn't at the rally but he told us yesterday he appreciates all the support. wendy. >> all right, tom sherwood, thanks, tom. right now this northern virginia man is behind bars without bond accused of stabbing his wife to death. it happened yesterday at their home on old triangle road. derrick wilson called police to report that his wife stabbed herself. the wife was taken to the hospital where she later died. investigators found out it was not a suicide and police say wilson stabbed her in the chest after an argument. wilson is charged with first-degree murder. well, by a 2-1 margin virginia supports a tough illegal immigration law in the state that's slor to the one in arizona. that's according to a new quinnipiac poll. 64% of voters asked in a telephone survey say they approve of arizona's tough law and almost the same number want to see a similar law passed in
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the old dominion. 31% oppose arizona's law. on another topic, that leadership uprising. earlier this month at the university of virginia. poll respondents agree with the reinstatement of president teresa sullivan and they like the way governor bob mcdonald handled that situation. >> this is an enormous positive opportunity for us to move the ball forward, not only uva but higher education in general. i'm very pleased that both the director and board and president sullivan are working very well together now after the decision was made to reinstate the president. >> the quinnipiac poll conducted over the past week also gives mcdonald a 55% approval rating. when we come right back, how kids who were once severely allergic to eggs are now able to eat them. >> reporter: veronica johnson will tell you about the heat index. i'm going to tell you about the sweat index today.
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that's coming up in a live report. and then comin up at 5:30, a freak accident that everyone has been talking about. has been talking about. a tree rots still thinking of replacing the truck? i just don't know where to start. glad you made it. start by choosing from over 30,000 used cars and trucks. carmax. start here.
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all right. here's the flip side. this extreme heat is finally going to leave us after today's stormsing. >> julie carey joins us live. she's in fairfax county where people battle the conditions yet again today. it doesn't look like you've had any rain yet. we were drenched over here. >> reporter: but i can see the relief on the horizon. i can feel that cool front blowing in. the flowers here still look fresh but i can tell you the rest of us outside today, we were seriously wilting. from the miserable to the tolerable, for some being outside with the triple-digit heat index was a necessity. and for others, it was a choice. in any language, very hot only begins to describe what it felt
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like outside. roger cruz spent the day digging a sign posthole in the dry dirt, but says because he works outside every day, he can tolerate it. >> new york city io, i'm used t >> reporter: and what's your best secret for working in hot weather. >> i don't have any secrets, just drink water. >> reporter: by noon, this was the bag of empty water bottles by his side with plenty more ready for afternoon. water and plenty of it to splash in was the secret in fairfax county's lee district park. hot weather can bring cabin fever just like cold, so this woman was determined to let her nephews get out and enjoy the heat. >> it's too boring to be inside watching tv all day, inside the air conditioning. we came on monday and now we're back on wednesday, so probably going to come again on friday. >> reporter: through the splash ground attendants have to be here every day so they keep more than cold water on. >> and we have a bucket of ice we keep eating from to stay cool.
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it's really hot out so it helps a lot. >> reporter: cold water alone doesn't do the trick? >> no, ice is better. >> reporter: and coming up on news 4 at 6:00, a word with plants and pets in this extreme heat. for now reporting live from fairfax county, i'm julie carey, news 4. this is a bit of a 1-2 punch because we are not out of the woods yet. >> veronica is here. so far it's cleared the d.c. area. >> we're going to get a little bit of a break but there's more storms that are back into areas of western maryland, around west virginia and that's what's going to be coming in for your evening hours. just one of the reasons why that severe thunderstorm watch continues until 9:00 p.m. just talked to someone who came off the road, drove through bethesda area and he said it was ugly. i believe that was the words he used, ugly. very ugly. because it's been pouring out there in some areas. and you can just imagine that. with the high humidity that we had today. part of the catalyst for these
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storms, not just the high humidity but a weather front that's to our north and of course the tremendous amount of heat that we had too. we still have some warnings for anne arundel county, prince george's county and howard county. those go until 6:00 p.m. you can see a lot of lightning firing from baltimore down to annapolis, maryland. then more lightning still inside of the beltway on the east side. all this is pulling off to the east into areas once again that got hit with very heavy rain. not just moderate rain but heavy rain where it's coming down at about three-quarters to an inch an hour. getting this batch east at lake shore and around the annapolis area and there's a new area of heavy rain that's moving in. that's the stuff that's headed out of d.c. right now. then we've got more right around fairfax that we're watching, but this cell is starting to die out. to the north of us, that line
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weakened, but here's what i think is moving in for the evening hours. just west of hagerstown and around martinsburg we'll have a batch of at least some moderate rain. and right now that area is being warned on, some severe thunderstorm warnings right now just north and west of morgantown. so we continue under this severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. there's your current warning south and east of d.c. right now. one continuous line affecting not only our area but boston, massachusetts, new york city, newark, and it extends all the way to the west through cincinnati, up into chicago, illinois. this whole entire area looking at severe weather as that line moves south. but at least we're all getting a chance to cool off. our high temperature today, 101 degrees in d.c. 102 in baltimore. 99 degrees in areas around annapolis today. the temperature now at 84 degrees but with the wind out of the north at 29 miles per hour. so we're getting that wind, we're getting the frequent lightning.
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the lower visibilities with those downpours out there. 79 to 95, big range in temperatures throughout the area. still a heat index. we're feeling uncomfortable still down to the south. those cooling storms stick around until about 9:00 p.m. we're warm and humid tomorrow morning at 79 to 78 degrees and we'll get a chance to do it all over again tomorrow. here's a look at the four-day forecast, folks. 95 degrees your high temperature tomorrow, so finally we break the streak of 100-degree days. 85 on friday. the weekend, 81 to 88 degrees. still, some showers possible, guys, on saturday, but just showers. >> wow. >> 95. so we really don't break it until friday. >> really in terms of big relief, yeah. >> all right. >> we can do it. thanks, veronica. coming up next on news 4 at 5:00 tonight, an 8-year-old virginia boy gives back to storm victims, thanks to his lemonade stand. we'll hear from the child and his proud parents. and a mother gets to say thank you to the man who caught her daughter after she fell from
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a window. and coming up tonight in sports, a local kayaker makes
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you know, i don't know who's more pumped, the athletes or dan. >> because you're leaving on sunday for london. >> just a couple of days ready for the olympics. there are a slew of local athletes, more than 20, preparing for the olympics. one of them has been doing nearly all of his work on the water. scott parsons has sacrificed financial success for one last shot at a gold medal. zachary has more on the local kayaker heading to his third olympic games. >> being a racer in the u.s. is a challenge for sure.
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it's a certain lifestyle, you know that going in. there's no fame, no fortune or anything. it's really just about the sport. >> reporter: olympic kayaker scott parsons has given the better pot of his life to learn how to command his canoe over white water with precision. but being able to focus on his lifelong dream wouldn't be possible without a strong support system. >> i'm fortunate to have a perfect wife who's a schoolteacher at wheaton high school. and, you know, through my little bit of income from kayaking and her salary at wheaton, we do all right, we get by, and that's just kind of -- that's just kind of what you sign up for. >> reporter: scott's pursuant of an olympic medal affects almost every walk of life, down to the small apartment the couple rent near the national team's training site. >> this neighborhood where i live is kind of the center for kayaking or for slalom kayaking
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in this area. i knew when i was going to high school, the day after graduation i was packing up my car and moving to brookmont. you can't beat the two-minute walk down to the main training site. without the financial support, it sort of makes it difficult. it's a difficult life decision. like do i keep going and kind of stay broke or just move on? and during those times where i think i can walk away, it sort of -- those are the times that have taught me the most actually. even off the water. just, you know, kind of figuring out what life is about and at least what life is about for me. yeah, i want to win and i want an olympic medal really badly. i mean that's pretty huge. but there's just something about getting better each day and working hard to get better at what i've chosen to do. >> reporter: zachary keesh, news 4 sports. the sacrifice that so many
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of these olympic athletes has to make is just really incredible. you think about the fact scott parsons going to his third olympics. he's going to be in his early to mid-30s. and then he has to start in the real world, you know. he sacrificed over a decade of his life to chase this dream of getting an olympic gold. >> you've got to want it. >> nice place to train, though. >> not a bad place to live either. still ahead in our next half hour, metro figures out what caused that computer glitch that brought service to a screeching halt this weekend. a rotted tree crashes onto a car killing the driver in northern virginia. >> veronica continues to track severe storms in our area. we shil [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] every woman who believes
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fast forward now through the
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headlines. today montgomery county pulled 30 buses from its ride on fleet after yet another bus caught fire this morning. this latest incident happened here in silver spring. no one was hurt. the bus drivers union says at least a dozen buses made by champion have gone up in flames over the past few years and they're afraid to drive them now. a rally outside the wilson building for mayor vincent gray who is facing a federal investigation into his 2010 campaign. but supporters point out that he has not been charged with anything and they say he should not be hounded out of office and they are denouncing calls for him to resign. and redskins quarterback robert griffin iii officially signed his contract this morning. he signed a guaranteed four-year deal worth $21 million. rg3 tweeted, well, people, it's time to go to work. now let's fast forward to the wild weather out there, veronica. >> we're seeing the storms weaken, at least for a little while. we've got now a flash flood
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warning that's up until 7:00 p.m. for areas of northeastern d.c. and for western portions of prince george's county right now because of the heavy rain that came through. for bowie, for annapolis, you are under that severe thunderstorm warning until 6:00 p.m. and then we've got another area over here. you see that line, that will be hitting areas like leesburg in the last hour and a half to maybe two hours. so we continue again with that severe thunderstorm watch that goes until 9:00 p.m. at least we're all getting a chance to cool off with thee storms. potentially more storms tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up later. we now know the identity of the man who was killed last night along georgetown pike. michael roth iii died after a massive tree fell on top of his car. erica gonzalez has more on this freak accident. >> then you heard like a cracking like the tree was ripping the roots out of the ground. >> reporter: drivers traveling down georgetown pike yesterday evening around 6:30 say it came without warning.
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>> just bad luck, that's all it is. >> reporter: a 40-ton oak tree came crashing down on this black mercedes coupe with 64-year-old man in it. >> firefighters did access the patient and found that the injuries were nonsurvivable. >> reporter: killing instantly. no one witnessed it quite like dan howell. >> i never want to see anything like that again. >> reporter: he was in his truck when the tree came down. >> i could see hitting the brake lights and that was it. >> reporter: an arborist confirms the tree was showing signs of decay and rotted out at the base. so was another tree about 40 feet away from the one that toppled. vdot says that the tree's fall has nothing to do with the -- vdot says it does not have the manpower to check every tree in the area and that it relies on the community to let them know
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of any possible problems. they say prayers go out to the family. erica gonzalez, news 4. shemari stone joins us where another tree fell on top of two houses. what's the scene where you are? >> reporter: well, first of all, we're the first on the scene here and you can see the tree right over there and neighbors are telling me that that tree fell down, ripped down the power lines and there are hundreds of people in this area by western and arcadia without power. that tree is right there and right over here, we just arrived on the scene literally seconds ago. just tell me, first of all, your name. >> don. >> reporter: what exactly happened here? >> well, i wasn't here, see, i was at my office. and my wife called me. she the woman in yellow. she called me and of course i jumped in the car and came right
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over. and she wanted me to call pepco, which i did. and pepco said they had been receiving -- they had received another call, so they knew what was happening and supposedly they're going to be here. >> reporter: i want to thank you very much. just to let you know, basically there's a tree that fell down, it rimmed down the power lines. hundreds are without power. you have fire rescue out here. they're assessing the situation. we'll bring you another update as soon as we can. >> thanks. recent computer glitches have been a headache for metro of late shutting down the whole system, but today metro says the problem is fixed. richard jordan joins us with details now. >> reporter: metro trains up to speed. the transit agency says a computer glitch that prompted controllers to stop every train on its track a few days ago is fixed. >> it does appear that we have resolved the issue that caused this weekend's outage. >> reporter: the impacted
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computer system tracks the trains. metro operators can see where each train is and coordinate rail traffic. but when the computer failed to show the trains on screen, the agency hit the brakes. >> and they did the right thing. they had a problem with their computers. they shut it down. you know, passenger safety is number one. >> reporter: but metro isn't just dealing with computer problems. the extreme heat blamed for a train derailment this month that had passengers climbing out from underground to get to safety. earlier in the week train problems closed the dupont station. even with all those issues, metro customers are still hopping on for a ride. >> you've got to take it as it goes, you know. >> i used to -- up until the ending of last month i used it every day. every day. sometimes two or three times a day. i don't have a problem with it at all. >> reporter: the new repair is expected to prevent another inconvenient glitch. >> but we have isolated the problem, we have replaced this module with a brand new one and the system is up and running with normal service today. >> reporter: now, metro says
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there is a backup system, but it was never activated because they say they were able to reboot the original system in about 45 minutes and they stress that riders were never in any danger. in northwest washington, richard jordan, news 4. still ahead tonight, a young boy's inspiration to raise money ♪
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our wednesday's child this evening is a 14-year-old who has a lot of aspirations for his future. ty rail loves karate. >> the sport has helped him gain the confidence to pursue many of his dreams. he's also hoping it will help him find an adoptive forever family. >> reporter: 14-year-old tyrail said when he discovered martial arts, it changed his life. >> nice to meet you. i'm master smith, this is master
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woodson. >> reporter: the team on the mat at bethesda welcomed him for his first visit. he's been in foster care almost his entire life and says the practice of karate and tae kwon do got his life going in a positive direction. >> he loves to do chores and he loves school. he's also very shy in the beginning but then he warms up to you and then he's talkative. >> give me one more. >> reporter: what's your favorite subject at school? >> math. >> reporter: are you good at math? >> yes. >> reporter: what kind of grades are you making? >> making as. >> reporter: not all as, he says, but he's hoping to one day be on the honor roll. a goal inspired by his first teacher who introduced him to the art of karate. >> two and one, open. >> reporter: did you see a lot of changes over the period that you were working with him? >> yes. a lot of the accountability. he's receptive to structure,
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very receptive to discipline and setting goals. >> reporter: he showed off some of his skills to master andrew, who rewarded him with a black stripe on his gold belt. >> congratulations. >> thank you, sir. >> reporter: the team from on the mat had some gifts too. bar ra harrison, news 4, for wednesday's child. >> if you have room in your home or your heart for tyrail for another child, call our adoption line or visit our home page. when we come right back tonight, halle berry rushed to a hospital after a mishap on a movie set. and the generosity of an 8-year-old boy after his neighbor's home is damaged by last month's big storm. we've had flooding, we've had lightning, we've had hail.
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i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [romney singing]: oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plain, america, america, god shed his grace on thee, and crowned thy good, with brotherhood... let's check out the stories trending online today. >> halle berry is snake bit when it comes to her movie roles because she is injured yet again on a set. this time she had a minor head injury while shooting a fight
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scene on the set of her new movie. she was treated at an l.a. hospital and released. she said she is okay and is heading back to the studio. "us weekly" says janet jackson is at odds with michael's daughter, paris. janet is furious that the 14-year-old accepted a role in the upcoming film "london's bridge and the three keys." she said it goes against michael jackson's wishes to keep his children out of the spotlight until the age of 18. janet says paris should enjoy being a kid and possibly go off to college. "america's got talent" judge howard stern mourning the loss of his 10-year-old bulldog. both he and his wife sent out messages saying she had passed away. stern tweeted out several pictures, including this one of the name bianca tattooed on his arm. his wife also sent this one that she has of bianca on a magazine cover. it's clear that the dog was much more than a family pet to the sterns. a new treatment out hopes to
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help kids overcome their allergy to eggs. about 55 children participated in the study by the university of north carolina researcher. they were given tiny amounts of powdered egg whites every day. after two years, 75% of them showed no signs of reaction from eggs. the others failed the test. doctors say you should not try to test this at home. it requires close supervision because severe reactions remain a risk. last month's storm devastated homes across our area and left a lot of people with no power and a lot of damage. one little guy is determined to help his neighbors recover from the storm's damage. >> reporter: 8-year-old johnny knew he had to do something. a 60-foot tree had crashed into his neighbor's house, and he just wanted to help. so johnny built a lemonade stand to raise money for his neighbors. the first day he pulled in $22. asse donations grew. his goal was $500.
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that would pay his neighbor's home insurance deductible. and he's already exceeded it. >> she was crying but not crying. she was crying for joy. >> reporter: johnny's mother, donna, said they get their inspiration from their own experience with loss. they lost their 6-year-old daughter in a car accident four years ago. the community rallied around to help them, but donna says giving back, that was her therapy. >> it was tough in the beginning to wake up every morning. i got involved with a charity and i would donate pajamas to children in need in shelters right here in fairfax county and that helped, giving back to other children really helped. >> reporter: this is all that remains of the tree. it did so much damage they're not sure if they can even rebuild. but help from a little neighbor down the street still gives them hope. >> johnny has really captured the spirit of something.
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i think he's really captured the spirit of the american community the way it's supposed to be. >> reporter: a single light now shines down on johnny's lost sister. a bulb that donna says hasn't changed since they lost their daughter. it's a reminder to johnny to help others in need and a thank you from mrs. myers. >> she hugs us. >> and he loved it. johnny has raised $714 so far. not bad. >> go, johnny, go. it's still coming down out there, folks. veronica, where are we talking about right now? >> right now east and southeast of the district. that's where the most intense storms are right now. i'm going to go ahead and zoom into this area for anne arundel county, flash flood warning until 7:00 p.m. look at the heavy rain and the lightning and look at the trip going over the bay bridge, because on the other side, they're under severe thunderstorm warnings. take a look at this traffic cam. we're hearing that that other
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side of the bay bridge, the westbound side shut down right now. you can see traffic is really backing up. some high winds right now on the bay bridge with those storms that are rolling through. some frequent lightning too. so if you know of anyone that's headed over that way, you might want to call them and let them know there are warnings on tthe other side. a tremendous amount of lightning, could be some hail and high winds. there you can see that flash flood warning for prince george's and anne arundel county. you can see heavy rain making its way toward the centreville area. our temperatures cooling off. we're into the 70s now in montgomery county to the north side. gaithersburg at 79. 75 degrees in college park, maryland. still 96 degrees, though, number in manassas and warrenton. we expect to see some storms until 8:00 or 9:00 p.m. but the most severe storms are starting to wane right now. to the north some showers and still could be getting some moderate rain. we're warm and humid for
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tomorrow morning but i do think we're going to be dry. we'll have some cloud cover around the area for tomorrow morning too and quickly that cloud cover will build back in with storms on tap again for tomorrow afternoon. and those storms could be heavy once again. we'll still have some high heat. our temperatures between 93, 95, 96 degrees from frederick to d.c. toward culpeper. so here we go for tomorrow. let me show you a snapshot. there are those storms building in again making their way on through. as this weather front comes through our area. then it's going to meander around the area and become stationary on friday so the threat of showers and storms still in the forecast for friday. here's a look at your four-day forecast. 95 a high temperature for tomorrow, 70% chance of rain. 50% chance of rain on friday, the high 85 degrees. right now our weekend still looking for some morning showers on saturday. i'm expecting us to finally clear out from this weather system. we'll cool down. we'll not only be more
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comfortable but it's going to be refreshing with some breezes coming through. then the heat starts up again but it's not going to be intense. 88 for a high temperature on sunday. we're into the low 90s for the early part of next week with a chance for showers and storms, but next week again, we're not going to be hitting 100 degrees but it's going to be hot, sticky and still a bit stormy. >> thanks, veronica. d.c. police need your help identifying the people seen in this surveillance video. a passerby was robbed and assaulted near the intersection of 7th and 8th streets -- h streets northwest in june. the individuals seen here were at a bus stop prior to the attack. afterwards the same group can be seen meeting at 6th and h streets northwest. if you have information call the d.c. police at 202-737-9099. today virginia governor bob mcdonald signed new bills that could help expedite construction of a public safety memorial. the legislation allows law enforcement agencies to donate money seized from criminals to
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the fund to help build the memorial down in richmond. the stafford county sheriff became the first with a $20,000 donation. >> our families of our heroes, our fallen heroes, it's very significant to them that they know that the names of their loved ones are going to live on forever in some type of tribute. >> the entire project is expected to cost $2.5 million. when we come back, the mother of the child who fell out of that window meets the woman who saved the day. coming up tonight at 6:00, a top aide to secretary of state hillary rodham clinton is being accused of being part of a conspiracy by the muslim brotherhood to infiltrate the u.s. government. i'll be talking about dan about that contract that rg3 just signed. and we're going to show you what a
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we have an update tonight on a dramatic story out of brooklyn. a 7-year-old girl is recovering now from a very close call. she fell from a third-story window. >> an her neighbor caught her and is credited with saving her life. here's rose ann coletti. >> reporter: a grateful mother embraces the man who caught her 7-year-old daughter falling three stories in his waiting arms. this home video captured what took only seconds but seemed like hours to the bus driver who ripped a tendon in the rescue. >> everything was in slow motion because i was just basically studying and concentrating on keeping my eye on her. >> reporter: bernard was headed home to this coney island public housing project when he saw agitated children pointing up. little kayla mccray, an autistic child, had crawled onto a window
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air conditioning unit and was dancing on it. >> it's like she floated off the edge. it looks like she just looked down and saw me and said i'm coming. >> reporter: the air conditioners have accordion wings that lock in place in the window. there are window units all over this apartment building and there are questions about the installation of that particular one. neighbors tell us that if it had been properly installed, there would have been no way a child could have pushed back the accordion side and climbed out. but she did, and debra reed was pounding on the family's door to let them know. >> and i said to her, your daughter is outside the window on the air conditioner. and she became frantic. >> reporter: the air conditioner is now gone, replaced with window guards. the housing authority is investigating. police commissioner ray kelly says no criminal charges. and what of sangt bernard's meeting with the youngster? >> she just smiled. the mother said thank you and the father thanked me.
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>> coming up now at 6:00 -- >> a tree topples and traps a family. here we go again. our region is dealing with another round of severe weather. storms are hitting right in the middle of the evening rush hour commute and tonight the bay bridge is closed because of the high winds. some neighbors are seeing everything tonight from heavy rain to hail. >> we're already getting reports of damage in the district as the busy summer storm season just won't let up. good evening, everyone. i'm doreen gentzler. >> and i'm jim vance. some of the trees took down power lines, that means a lot of power outages one more time. >> a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of the d.c. region at this hour. veronica johnson has been tracking the storms all evening. veronica, what's going on now? >> that severe thunderstorm watch runs until 9:00 p.m., jim and doreen. unlike the derecho that came


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