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down. >> tisha thompson is live in the studio now with just what happened. tisha? >> jim and pat, i have to tell you, this was one of the more dramatic chases we've seen in a long time, with dozens of police vehicles all over the region trying to chase down a silver crown victoria. police sources tell us maryland state police were patrolling for stolen vehicles when the crown vic flew by them on 495. that's when u.s. park police say they got involved. >> today at approximately 11:30 this morning, there was a vehicle traveling south bound on the baltimore washington parkway. it was checked and confirmed to be a stolen vehicle. u.s. park police officers started a pursuit. >> most of the chase circled through a five-block section of ward 8 near alabama avenue, before the vehicle crashed at the intersection of mississippi and south capitol in the southeast. witnesses say a police dog actually took the suspect down about a half a block away from the crash.
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we'll show you more of the chase and give you the latest developments on it tonight on news4 at 5:00. pat? >> all right. thanks, tisha. it was a terrible morning for hundreds of drivers. a truck accident brought the interloop of the beltway to a screeching halt for hours. the whole ordeal started around 4:30 this morning. traffic didn't start moving there again until almost 8:00. news4's megan mcgrath has details. >> reporter: oh, the frustration. hundreds of cars and trucks stuck on the interloop for more than three hours this morning. casey maddox missed his early-morning flight. >> i was supposed to be on a flight at 6:55. total standstill. occasionally you'll see cars move a little bit, but i think that's -- i'm not even sure anyone is moving at all. >> reporter: a tractor-trailer accident was the cause of this morning's disastrous commute. work crews not only had to clear the trucks, they also had a fuel spill on their hands. all lanes of the interloop were
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closed at 3:55. those who didn't exit at old georgetown road, well, they got stuck. the wait was so long, that some drivers got out of their cars to pass the time. charles was among those caught up in the mess. >> i was coming up upon old georgetown, and i seen the lights. i knew there was an issue, but i didn't realize everybody was stopped. i sort of got caught in it. we were just parked for a couple hours. >> reporter: to add insult to injury, his car then broke down in the backup, so when the lanes started to move, he was stuck on the shoulder. >> i'm waiting on a tow truck right now. >> reporter: a little before 8:00 they were able to open some of the lanes and free some of those trapped drivers. but needless to say, it was a frustrating morning for many. from the interloop, megan mcgrath, news4. coming up on news4 at 5:00, transportation reporter adam tuss will tell us why some people say this is a dangerous
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stretch of the beltway. the rain has rolled out. what does that mean for our weekend? >> that's what we want to know. doug kammerer has the answer. doug? >> take a look at those shots there. just simply gorgeous out there once again. we saw a lot of cloud cover early this morning, even a little bit of light rain in some locations. but now we're seeing sunshine. and the temperatures are responding. 73 degrees with the winds out of the south at about 13 miles per hour. we're looking at a very nice afternoon right now. take a look at the numbers around the region. 72 in manassas. 76 in la plata. 78 down towards freds rickburg. to the north, a little bit cooler. hagerstown, 64. more clouds back to the north and west. nothing on the radar picture right now. notice this, here's the rain we saw last night. and here's the big storm back to the west. it still has not come through our area. so what is that going to mean for your saturday? you're going to want to stick around for this forecast.
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the man accused of throwing a molotov cocktail inside ballston common mall has been charged now with arson. 29-year-old leon trail appeared in an arlington court, and alexandria's federal court today. he's accused of trying to use a firebomb to inflict harm. the incident closed ballston common mall for five hours yesterday. trail was arrested three hours after that incident. coming up at 5:00 tonight, derrick ward will have more on the search for a motive. new details about the car crash that led to the death of prince george's county police officer kevin bowden. we have information from today's press conference. >> first, officer kevin bowden was not wearing a seat belt at the time of that deadly crash. the woman driving the suv that hit his police car will be charged. the woman is 61 years old. she remains in prince george's hospital center with nonlife-threatening injuries.
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prince george's county police chief mark magaw said she was in the left turn lane and at some point crossed several lanes of traffic. and her actions caused the crash. the investigation also shows officer bowden, off duty at the time, was likely driving faster than the speed limit. but not wearing a seat belt is what stands out most. >> in law enforcement, there's so many things that you cannot control. you just can't control them. we have to control the things we can. how we operate our motor vehicles and wearing a seat belt are decisions. and that's something that we're pushing down to every officer, including the command staff, rank and file, it applies to everyone on this police department. >> less than two months ago, prince george's county police officer adrian morris was killed during a car chase on i-95 in beltsville. he, too, was not wearing a seat belt at the time. we'll bring you the latest information on this story on news4, and live in the newsroom, keith
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russell, news4. thanks, keith. we are waiting a verdict in the trial of two police officers accused of beating a former university of maryland student. closing arguments wrapped up about an hour ago. prince george's county officers reginald baker and james harrison are accused of using unnecessary force against jack mckenna. this was after a raucous maryland/duke basketball game back in 2010. the defense said the use of force was justified because mckenna appeared to be acting aggressively in the middle of a riot. now that the jury has the case, news4's chris gordon will have the latest on deliberations coming up at 5:00. lawyers for george zimmerman are asking for access to trayvon martin's school records and social media posts. zimmerman's attorneys made that request today in a florida courtroom. martin's family held a simultaneous press conference. they say if the records are released, zimmerman's medical records should also be released. zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder of the
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teenager. he's pleaded not guilty and is free on bail. now to the presidential race. two and a half weeks to go until the general election, and the race is tighter than ever. president obama visited george mason university in fairfax today. he unleashed a new attack on mitt romney with some stand-up comedy. news4's steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the latest from the campaign trail. hey, steve. >> reporter: hi, pat. thanks, good evening. you've got to believe behind closed doors, neither of these presidential candidates is doing a lot of laughing. the race is so close, it's agonizing. but george mason, the president was cracking up. in northern virginia, president obama joked his opponent has a condition. >> i think it's called romnesia. >> reporter: accusing mitt romney of swerving to the middle to trick women. >> if you say you're for equal pay for equal work, but you keep
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refusing to say whether you would sign a bill to protect equal pay for equal work, you might have romnesia. i don't know about cutting taxes for rich folks. take your temperature, because you've probably got romnesia. here's good news, obama care covers preexisting conditions. >> reporter: he got big laughs. but obama's support in this battleground state has dropped. he's tied here with romney. two new polls show former governor romney ahead nationally. two show ties. the nbc marrist survey shows romney trailing in midwest states he needs to win. >> that's the problem. >> reporter: the last debate looms monday in florida. libya is sure to be an issue. team obama denying for days it was a terrorist attack. another issue is how the president defended that last night on the "daily show."
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>> it was not the operate mal response, at least to the american people. >> before americans get killed, it's not operate mal. and we're going to fix it. >> all of it? >> all of it. >> reporter: not optimal, the term is being called inappropriate. like mitt romney citing binders full of women. every sentence dissected in a race so close, the two campaign planes stopping on the same taxiway in florida today, the plane of paul ryan and joe biden's plane seemed somehow symbolic. whose team has the edge. the marist poll suggests it's president obama. because he's got the lead in iowa, wisconsin and ohio. and if he wins those three, he almost surely wins the election. i'm steve handelsman, news4. coming up on news4, the one item in your closet that you're most likely to regret fiing. the hollywood power couple
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ties the knot before everybody expected. details about justin timberlake's wedding to jessica beal. no cuts, no color, only blowouts. we visit dry bars, the salon that is the newest hair sensation. not knowing what was going to happen. >> the 12-year-old girl who pulled the trigger when an intruder broke into her house. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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radio station hot 99.5 is ringing in the holiday season with its first-ever star-studded concert. get ready. justin bieber will be the headline act. the concert takes place tuesday december 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the patriots center. cain announced the list on his radio show this morning. >> we just made the
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announcement, we told you the lineup for jingle ball 2012 will include cher lloyd, austin mahone, headline by justin bieber. unbelievable. >> and here's what you need to know. tickets will be sold exclusively to hot 99.5. facebook fans starting thursday october 25th through ticket master. any remaining tickets go on sale to the rest of the public on friday the 26th. nbc 4 is a media sponsor of the event. >> i want one of those cain pumpkins. madonna began last night's denver show with a gun scene, which she has used in previous concerts. but this time, some concertgoers were offended. they said they didn't like her using guns and violence in light of recent events including the theater shooting back in july that left 12 people dead. so far, there hasn't been any
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comment from madonna. it's not a grammy, but rapper and singer drake has a new accomplishment to be proud of. he's just gotten his high school diploma. drake made that announcement last night while performing at a new york city gala. the 25-year-old dropped out of school as a teen. earlier this week, drake tweeted that he passed his final exam with a score of 97%. well, they surprised us, it's official, justin timberlake and justin beal have tied the knot a day earlier than expected. their ceremony was rumored to take place tomorrow in italy, but the hollywood couple tells "people" magazine they had a beautiful ceremony surrounded by family and friends today. timberlake's collaborators sandberg and fallon were on that guest list. beal's former seventh heaven
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star beverly mitchell was also on hand. outfits that we buy, and then we wonder what was i thinking. turns out that following celebrities is the biggest cause of fashion regrets. the lambbrini alcohol brand found most of them admitted to buying clothes they saw on their favorite a-lister and then throwing them out. the biggest fashion regret? leather pants. tracksuits. >> oh, yeah. >> anything fluorescent, crop tops and thigh-high boots also made that list. >> remember, doug, when you bought the jane fonda leg warmers? that lasted just about a week and no more. >> i tried it for two weeks. >> that happened to me today. i found a shirt that i bought in miami. it looks like something that somebody threw paint on and it's all over the place. it still has the tags on it. >> you're drowning in regret. i've got leather pants in my closet. >> outta here. >> in black and brown.
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and i don't wear them. >> outta here. >> outta here. >> and the rain is outta here. >> it's outta here. what is in, well, we're looking at sunshine across the area. also pretty good cumulus clouds. beautiful afternoon. but not all the rain is out of here just yet. look at that shot. that's a gorgeous shot from the gaylord hotel camera along the potomac. you notice some lowering clouds out there in the distance. there are a few showers. 73 degrees right now at the airport. i love it when i'm so tall. winds out of the south at about 13 miles per hour. we're going to continue to see these numbers come down just a little bit. but nice and mild this evening. 67 in martinsberg. 78 in fredericksburg. very mild. even though we had a cold front move through the region with those showers. now, we still have a couple of showers out there, and we're going to continue to see those coming through parts of the area. in through montgomery county around bethesda, and towards
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fairfax county, tyson's corner, american legion bridge, and then down to the south a heavier shower. wouldn't be surprised to see a rumble of thunder, a bolt of lightning out of this. nothing strong. just to the west of i-95, west of quantityco. you may want to take the umbrella with you tonight. most of us should remain on the dry side. these are along the i-95 corridor. if you're in and around town, you may need the umbrella, too. we've been talking how big this storm is. look at this. tons of cloud cover in the middle part of the country. chicago, cool, cloudy, rainy and damp. our rain, off to the east right now. and look where we are. we're in the dry slot here. and that dry slot allowed us to get sunshine, and that's why we're on the warmer side of things today. tomorrow, that cool cloudy conditions, that's what's going to be coming in during the day tomorrow. nice and warm today under partly cloudy skies. a few light showers this evening. tomorrow, mild, under mostly cloudy skies. i think we'll see that area of
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low pressure aloft move on top of us. and that's going to give us some pretty good cloud cover during the afternoon. we may start off with sunshine, and as the day goes by, we'll see more in the way of clouds. on sunday, that storm system is out of here. and here comes some nice weather. sunday is looking gorgeous. it is going to be a great weekend to get out and maybe take a look at some of the leaves out there for your fall foliage. nice and mild this evening. 64 to about 69 degrees. as you move through the next couple of days, 67 both saturday and sunday. but saturday we'll have more sunshine. monday and tuesday, looking great. and guys, take a look at next week. phenomenal. highs in the 70s. >> wow. thank you, doug. >> thanks. it's another royal wedding. still to come this afternoon, the tiny european country that's in the middle of a huge party. i'm liz crenshaw. can you safely wear decorative contact lenses? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "ask
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liz." the update on the teacher accused of having sex with a high school student. she's changed her story. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education.
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halloween is fast approaching, and we have some spooky questions for "ask liz" tonight. can you safely wear decorative contact lenses? how do you make carved pumpkins last longer? and how do you keep squirrels from eating your jack-o'-lanterns? >> if you're going to spend money and time carving those pumpkins, you should know the answers. >> our first is about decorative contact lenses that you see people wear with their halloween costumes. some of our viewers are considering using those types of lenses. is there any risk involved when you wear them? >> there is. we checked with the fda for this question. they say you can safely wear decorative lenses as long as you follow a few simple steps. first, though, you have to get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor, even if you think your vision is perfect. ask for a prescription that includes your lens measurement. then shop for the lenses, but only at places that require you to provide a prescription so you can make sure that the lens fits properly in your eyes.
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and never buy decorative lenses from a street vendor, or a beauty supply shop or halloween store, according to the fda. see your doctor right away if you experience any eye pain, redness or have trouble with your vision. they do have some horror stories of folks who put in these lenses and damaged their corneas. >> consult the experts. >> yeah. >> okay. the next one is from colleen. she wants to know, what to do to make her carved pumpkins last a little longer. >> colleen, with the cherry hill farm in clinton, they answered this question. you can do several things to restore that moisture. try soaking the carved pumpkin in water overnight. you can also coat all of those cut surfaces of the pumpkin with petroleum jelly after carving them. the jelly seals in the moisture. other tricks like keeping the pumpkin out of direct sunlight and putting it in the refrigerator overnight, that also helps the pumpkin last
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longer. there you go. >> petroleum jelly on your pumpkin. >> there are people that spend a long time carving every little bit. if you don't want it to get shi shriveled and gross. >> sue wants to know how to keep squirrels from eating her pumpkin. >> author of the book "outwitting squirrels -- said squirrels do love pumpkins. carve one for your front step and put another out in the yard, that way the lazy squirrels will eat that one and leave yours alone. or you can try to put something noisy like aluminum foil near your doorstep and that will annoy the squirrels from getting to your pumpkin. you can even try peppering your pumpkin, rub red pepper in the flesh inside, and the squirrels should absolutely leave it alone. if you have any questions you would like us to consider at "ask liz," you can connect with me on or on twitter or facebook.
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coming up on "ask liz" at 5:00 tonight, can black licorice really make you sick? and what's the best way to keep kids safe on halloween night? more halloween questions tonight at 5:00. >> thank you, liz. you could earn $50,000 by putting an end to those robocalls. a boy takes a sip and gets an unwelcome surprise. what he says he found inside his bottle of mountain dew. plus, the store clerk who went through incredible lengths to get away from a robber. wow. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year.
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and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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welcome back to news4 at 4:00. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. it's got a population smaller than the district of columbia. but it's a big weekend for the tiny european country of luxembourg. >> its crown prince has just tied a knot in a civil ceremony. as duncan shows us, that's just the start of a lavish two-day royal wedding. >> reporter: for a small country, luxembourg is planning big celebrations for its royal wedding. two days starting with a civil ceremony, and including fiveworks, concerts and a gala dinner. royals from across europe will
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be in attendance. it's a rare moment in the spotlight for a country smaller than rhode island with a population of just over half a million people. >> they could have all the crown princes and princesses and queens, and many people coming. it's very honorific. >> reporter: his bride is from neighboring country belgium. she will renounce her citizenship so she can eventually become leks em bourg's grand duchess. she's also learning the country's language. among other royal romances, they have so far avoided scandal and controversy. back to you. >> as for the british royalty in attendance, it won't be fellow newlyweds william and kate, but prince edward, queen elizabeth's young esht child and his wife sophie are in luxembourg for the celebration. we have storms popping up around the area. doug kammerer is in the storm center with the latest. >> most of us are done with the
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rain. but we'll show you the radar picture. you can see where the storms are popping up. just about everybody is going to be dry to the west, and down to southern maryland, but look right here, right along i-95 in the beltway. we've got showers developing, and very heavy downpours right now over the american legion bridge, over to the bethesda area, potomac area, right along river road, and 495. you can see that right here. right across the potomac river. over towards tyson's corner, around mclean, langley, all seeing very heavy rain. as you move to the south, another area of rain. once again, this is fairly heavy rain along 234, just to the west of mount clair and lorton. there is some rain falling along i-95. we'll continue to watch these storms as they make their way off toward the north and east. you can see this one coming close to bethesda. most of this is going to slow traffic down. hey, on the beltway, just in time for rush hour. how about that. i'll let you know where these storms are going and what to expect over the weekend in just a few minutes. a texas icon destroyed by
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fire. big tex, a 52-foot cowboy that welcomes visitors to the annual state fair, was burned in a fire this morning. all that's left of big tex is a scorched metal frame and part of the hands and sleeves. firefighters blame the blaze on an electrical problem. big tex has been part of the state fair since 1952. fair administrators say they will rebuild the icon for next year. a day off from school took a frightening turn for a young oklahoma girl. she shot an intruder after he allegedly broke into her house. kendra st. clair was home alone wednesday when she heard someone pounding on the front door. she peeked through the blinds, saw the man of the she got scared and called her mom. her mother told her to get the gun and get in the closet and call 911. >> i was sitting in the closet, really scared, holding the gun, not knowing what was going to happen. when he turned the door handle,
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i shot toward him with mom's gun and it hit him right here in the arm. i was shaking. i didn't know what to do. i was kind of hesitant about the whole thing. the whole time i was scared. and sad. and i was crying. i couldn't believe it was happening. >> she set a good example. i don't know of many women or men, or young girls who would have been able to do what she did today. >> the intruder ran out of the house. police arrested a suspect a block away. he was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound. then charged with burglary. check out this video of a store clerk in maine. in the run of her life. security video from a tobacco store in portland shows the clerk flipping over a partition as she runs away from a masked gunman, who is in hot pursuit. the woman did escape. police aren't sure if the gunman planned to rob the store or commit some other crime. the federal trade commission is going to try a new strategy to try to stop robocalls.
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so the agency's looking for new ideas. and it's offering $50,000 for the best idea. nbc's danielle lee explains what's behind the ftc challenge. >> reporter: a ringing phone, often at dinnertime, and on the other end one of the last people you want to hear from. rachel is part of an infamous prerecorded targeting call with often deceptive information. without a caller's permission, these robocalls are illegal. but the perpetrators have largely eluded the ftc, often ignoring the national do-not-call list. >> it doesn't matter how often you ask them to stop calling you. >> reporter: she can't seem to silence her phone. nearly 4 million people filed complaints with the ftc, nearly twice as many as two years ago. >> technology over the past few years has made it extremely
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cheap and easy for people who don't want to follow the law at all. >> reporter: ftc attorney katy said they're asking for help. >> it's going to take bringing kind of unlikely suspects to the table. >> reporter: the ftc is launching a contest with a $15,000 reward for the person who develops the best robocall blocking technology. to get started, go to ro >> it's our telephone. it seems to me we should have a right to control how it's used. >> reporter: a bit of hope for consumers, that this ringing could soon be silenced. you can start in an area, once they release, however, those political robocalls we often see this time of year, the ftc can't stop them because they're not considered a sales call. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. in the mood for a mai-tai or
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cosmo? we're not talking about cocktails, we're talking about hairstyles. today a new type of bar opened in georgetown. it's called drybar. you go to this place to get a cut, or to get -- not to get cuts or colors. they will just watch and dry your hair. they offer a menu of styles to choose from, including the manhattan, southern comfort and hotted toy. these blow-dry only salons having popping up all over the country. >> no pressure to get a hair cut. we just want to make you look and feel amazing. the power of the blowout. your hair looks great, you feel great and you feel like you can do anything. >> they cost $40 regardless of your hair type or your hair length. another drybar is scheduled to open in bethesda later this month. her story has changed now, the teacher accused of having
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sex with a student. a surprising new development straight ahead. and tyler perry action hero? the new role he's tackling at the box office. president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve...
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this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee,
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actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. the box office is getting spooky this weekend. just in time for halloween. >> you all right? >> that's the new neighbor's house. >> the new installation of the par a normal activity movie.
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franchise hits theaters today. a new family has moved into the neighborhood and it appears that family has some evil secrets from its past. paranormal activity 4 is rated "r." >> tyler perry plays a detective from the james patterson novel. he threatens cross's family. the detective will do whatever it takes to keep them safe. alex cross is rated pg-13. >> helen hunt takes on a bold new role in "the session." she's hired to help a man confined to an iron lung explore his physical side. hunt and her co-star john hawks are already generating a lot of oscar buzz for their perform answers. it's based on a true story. "the sessions" is rated "r." >> the boy with the golden foot. still ahead, we'll show you how a high school football player broke an nfl record. doug is monitoring some
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stormy weather out there, so stick around. he'll have your forecast. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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we're heading into the weekend. and we're hoping, got our fingers crossed. >> the weekend's looking good. what's not looking good -- >> right now you've got the -- >> right now the drive home if you're thinking about going around the beltway right now, slow down. and if you're not going to slow down yourself, mother nature just may slow you down. this is looking right over towards the beltway down there, right on the potomac river. you can see a rather large area of showers. this is heavy rain that's right now falling. i have not seen any lightning or detected any with our radar. we're still seeing a chance for stronger storms trying to develop right now. this is going to be a line from, the first one towards baltimore county, right on down through our area, right along i-95, and the beltway. this is around bethesda, the rock until area and down to the south.
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heavy rain. anytime you see the yellows, reds, oranges, that's where you see heavy rain. once again, not seeing any lightning out of this just yet. it doesn't mean we're not going to see any. but this is not going to be a severe thunderstorm. it's just going to be heavy rain. right now it's right over the beltway. right here at the 270 spur, seeing some of that heavy rain. right over 355. of course, rockville pike, through the wheaton area, olney, over towards potomac. very heavy rain right now. it has now moved out of virginia. it was over tyson's corner and mclean about 20 minutes ago. it has now moved to the north. montgomery county getting hammered pretty good here. springfield, toward burke center, 123 here seeing heavy rain. along i-95 and the beltway in virginia. and farther to the south, southern fairfax county and prince william county seeing some of that heavy rain just to the west of i-95. you're seeing it along i-95, also just to the west. give yourself some extra time if you're going to be out and about
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this evening. and make sure you take the umbrella with you, if you have anything to do in the next one to two hours in and around the district. then around the beltway, i do expect there to be some rain. heads-up for you folks. 73 in rockville. 74 in camp springs. at least it's on the mild side. leesburg, dulles, you should stay dry from this. but those showers move up toward college park and eventually toward baltimore. they should be getting out of our hair. i want to show you this, too. the fall foliage, a great weekend, i think, especially during the day on sunday, as we're looking at some peak color back towards the mountains of west virginia and maryland. but some very good color along the blue ridge and back towards west virginia. even some good color around our area. not a bad weekend at all to see some of that fall foliage. temperaturewise, we're looking good, too. 60s saturday and sunday. monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, also looking great. >> thank you, doug. it was a sex scandal that made national headlines, and now a former nfl cheerleader and
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teacher admits to seducing one of her teenage students. on friday, jeff rossen has exclusive interviews with both the teacher and the student. here's a preview. >> reporter: she was an nfl cheerleader, a high school english teacher, and a devout christian. so when sarah jones was accused of sexually abusing one of her students, 17-year-old cody york, it was a shock. sarah denied it. >> did you ever have sex with this student? >> no. >> she said, mom, nothing has happened. >> reporter: but the rumors wouldn't die. and police began an investigation. little did sarah and cody know, police obtained records of their phone calls. and text messages. >> there are over 8,000 text messages between sarah and cody. they were very sexually explicit. they actually made me blush. >> reporter: brought in for questioning, sarah denied there had been any improper contact
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between her and cody. prosecutors charged her with first-degree sexual abuse for having sex with a student younger than 18. and using text messages to lure him in. >> i'm beyond terrified. >> reporter: then just days before the trial, a plea deal. sarah admitted in open court that she'd had sex with cody. >> i take responsibility for my actions. >> you were a teacher, he was a student. >> right. >> did you know that was wrong? >> absolutely that's wrong. >> reporter: now cody york speaks out for the first time. >> she never did anything mean. >> did she manipulate you? >> absolutely not. >> use her power of authority over you? >> not at all. >> reporter: what really happened between cody and sarah. tonight the couple's first interview together. jeff rossen, "dateline," nbc. >> now, the pair admits they're in a relationship. you can watch the full interview crossing the line tonight on
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"dateline" at 10:00 right here on nbc. next, a pet in a tough spot. coming up, the cat that had to be rescued after getting stuck on top of a utility pole. and the high school kicker who demolished an nfl record. coming up at 5:00, our crews catch a wild chase and follow it all the way until the final twist, turn and crash. dozens of tsa screeners got fired today because of what they didn't do. then on news4 at 6:00, one of the fastest growing companies in the d.c. area is hiring hundreds of new workers, and its office space that's anything but average. ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty...
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this cat had a bird's-eye view for about two days. but then had a neighborhood worried when it refused to come back down to earth. the stray cat climbed a telephone paul in las vegas earlier this week, and then just sat there. not even food could entice the cat to come down. the local utility and local fire department said, no, we're not coming to the rescue. finally a good samaritan, a man happened to be at the right place at the right time. he happened to have a pair of pole climbing boots, he put them on and rescued the cat which is now resting in the care of a neighbor who called the cat lucky. >> wow, pretty precarious. >> we would call that cat lucky, too. a high school kicker might be ready for the nfl now.
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>> he's getting national attention after this amazing, amazing kick. take a look. can you believe it? that's austin, with two seconds left to tie the game, he kicked an incredible 67-yard field goal. that's longer than the current nfl record of 63 yards. according to the seattle "times," austin had a partial scholarship to one school but things may have changed with the help of this video. partial full ride i'd say. sign him up. >> sign him up. he took a sip of soda, but something didn't quite taste right. we'll tell you what a boy says he found inside that bottle of mountain dew. for all your news, be sure to follow news4 online, just search nbc washington on facebook and twitter.
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a teenager in washington state told his mom his potle of so tasted funny. >> the mother said the drink was spiked with whiskey. the family says it came from the store that way. although no other similar problems have been reported. >> it's still carbonated.
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you can shake the bottle. it has fizz. >> reporter: looks may be deceiving. >> except for the color, it looks like a fully functional mountain dew. >> reporter: but taste buds always tell the truth. >> it tasted like a little bitter. it didn't taste at all like mountain dew. >> that's when i took a smell of it, and i don't need to taste it to know what it is. >> reporter: it was whiskey, masked in a mountain dew bottle. >> it made the pop noise when he cracked the ring from the carbonation. >> sounded like a normal pop. but didn't taste like it. >> reporter: 13-year-old marcus olson swigged at least a shot. his mom, marie, is furious. her anger only continues to fizz, claiming she's getting the run-around from both pepsi and the store where she bought it. >> they say, well, send us in the bottle. here's coupons for free pepsi products. and oops. safeway, i got a letter from
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their human rer souss, and they say they are not accountable for anything, that it is a vendor issue and to deal with them. >> reporter: this family fears other bottles might end up in the wrong hands, even worse, go unnoticed. >> you have a staggering 8-year-old wandering down the road. >> reporter: for now, one thing's for sure -- >> i don't know that i'll be buying the mountain dew anytime soon. >> the family says the store manager checked other bottles but didn't find any irregularities. get ready for a dramatic ride. right now, at 5:00, a wild police chase through the streets of d.c. and our crews follow all the action. >> new details about the deadly crash that claimed the life of a police officer. i think it's called romneshia. >> president obama campaigns in virginia. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. a dramatic police chase went
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tearing through d.c. neighborhoods today. it was all caught by our news4 cameras. >> news4's tisha thompson was in the thick of it this afternoon and joins us with what happened. tisha? >> jim, police sources tell us a maryla silver crown victoria sped by, and the chase took off. toward the baltimore washington parkway, across the frederick douglas bridge and across the 11th south bridge. that's when our cameras caught up with the action. the silver crown victoria flew by us on wheeler avenue with at least 20 police cars in pursuit. >> today at approximately 11:30 this morning, there was a vehicle traveling southbound on the baltimore washington parkway in the area of 410. we checked and confirmed it to be a stolen vehicle. >> reporter: over and over again the suspect circled through the


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