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the mid 60s at burke. now a look at traffic with danella. good morning. good morning, tom. in the first alert traffic center, still pretty clear around the beltway and roads connecting. let's head out i-66 inside the beltway no delays. outside the beltway, normal volume eastbound as you make your way towards 28. that's where we'll find chopper 4. traveling in centerville. a little bit of volume. no major delays just wet. drive time from fairfax county parkway to the capitol, easy drive. route 50 for folks traveling landover. new york avenue. as far as delays in bound and outbound on route 50 is pretty clear. no major delays just yet. eun over to you. danella, thank you. we're following a developing story in kenya. there is an ongoing standoff between militants and kenyan
security forces. we are receiving come flikting reports on what actually is happening right now. news 4's angie goff is at the live desk monitoring the situation. >> we wanted to begin with the newest stuff first. new pictures of the militants in the mall. this is from al shabab's unverified twitter account. take a look. in the last hour they tweeted this out saying it shows militants inside the nairobi mall in their words unruffled and strolling around. the same account previously said that there are hostages that are still alive. now as we take you outside the mall where all of this is going on, live pictures here. the extremist group claims it's still holding its ground conflicts with what we're getting from kenyan officials. security forces are in control and are now combing the complex for terrorists and any survivors. so far 62 people have died. another update on the situation is expected from kenya's president later today. meanwhile, here at home u.s. investigators are looking into one kenyan official's claims that some of the attackers were
american. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. today a north carolina woman who survived the attack is returning to the u.s. she'll arrive in dulles this afternoon. we spoke to her via skype. >> we started to run. there was a second explosion that knocked us to the ground. you could hear them going from store to store talking to people, asking questions, shooting, screams and then it would stop for a while and then it would go to another store. >> she and a friend found a place to hide. american security forces and the kenyan army rescued her after four hours. the 30-year-old moved to kenya from north carolina for work. today president obama is in new york city to address the general assembly of the united nations. this is the fifth time the president will have spoken before that international body since taking office. in the past he has focused primarily on domestic issues, but this time he's expected to address foreign policy in the
middle east and in particular in syria. advisors say the president will also push for increased pressure on syrian president bashar al assad to resign. he'll ask for military force to be included in a u.n. resolution as punishment if syria does not hand over all of its chemical weapons. u.n. inspectors will return to that war torn country tomorrow. the inspectors will be looking for evidence of chemical weapons use in several attacks. they determined that sarin gas was used at an attack in late august that killed more than 1400 people. 6:04. one of the victims who survived the shooting in navy yard is waking up at home. a woman with gunshot wounds to the shoulder was discharged from med star washington hospital center yesterday afternoon. these are pictures of the emergency room as patients began to arrive a little more than a week ago. d.c. police officer scott williams remains in the hospital but doctors tell us he is in good condition. med star also treated a woman whose head was grazed by a bullet.
she was released last week. family and friends of two other victims will be laying their loved ones to rest today. a funeral service for john roger johnson is being held at the good shepherd lutheran church in gaithersburg this morning. tonight a viewing is being held for kathryn gaarde. that will be followed by a memorial service at 7:30. 6:05 now. new this morning, we now know what may have caused the deadly parking graps collapse in bethesda. you see it here. according to the washington post, a malfunctioning jack or overextended scaffolding may have caused a 43,000 pound concrete slab to collapse at the westfield montgomery mall in may. one construction worker died and another was seriously hurt. county officials have not decided whether to cite the contractor. we are going through results of our nbc 4 marist poll of virginia voters. new this morning, we'll lay out how the candidates for attorney
general and attorney general stack up right now. plus, keys that give access to secure areas of metro stations stolen. why metro says your security is not in jeopardy. what keeps you going back to your favorite restaurants? the most common answer in a new survey that has nothing to do with what's on your plate. right now, chilly outside right now, chilly outside for some before the sun comes today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines
welcome back, in news for your health this morning, the fda says it will begin regulating some smartphone apps. there are about 17,000 medical apps. most of them pose very little risk. the fda plans to focus on apps that can be dangerous if they don't work right. those include phones that can turn devices into an ultrasound machine, heart monitor or glucose monitor. forget the food.
a new study found that picking your favorite restaurant is about the booze. research firm consumer edge insights says alcoholic beverages are the key to customer loyalty. the restaurant that keeps customers coming back for its selection of booze is buffalo wild wings. applebee's came in second and buffalo wild wings took the top spot for the best prices for alcohol. price is going to be a big deal. >> yeah. beer and wings and cheese fries, that's -- >> i.
school bus stop forecast, seven day outlook in ten minutes. how's traffic, danella? >> tom, we have to head back out to i-66 and take another live look at chopper 4. there's a disabled vehicle 66 eastbound at nuttily. it was blocking the right lane. it moved over to the shoulder lane. traveling i-66 this morning, you are starting to see an early delay. the right lane being blocked did cause some congestion to be build. once you get closer to route 50, you are heavy on the brakes you can see here as the chopper pans down. again, travel lanes are open on i-66. expect a slower commute if you're about to leave the house just now. aaron, over to you. danella, thank you. we are reading through the
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we have an update on that hotel fire in silver spring from monday night. we now know what caused it. montgomery county fire just tweeting out that the blaze was sparked by improperly discarded smoking material that was left on the ground. they urge you to please place that type of material in containers. no one was hurt in the fire at the days inn on 13th street, but several rooms were damaged. that's the latest from the live desk. angie goff, news 4. 15 after the hour right now. today you'll have a chance to hear what virginia's lieutenant governor candidates have to say. they'll square off in a debate in arlington. this will focus on the fiscal future of virginia. our northern virginia bureau reporter david culver will be there. you can watch his report tonight at news 4 at 11:00.
tonight's debate could be crucial in determining who wins that race. northam leads jackson by just 3 points. these results are from our latest nbc 4 nbc news marist poll. the race for attorney general also very close. democrat mark herring leads mark obenshain by 5 points. we will have the numbers for governor in this hour including who virginians think will be better. reminder, ken kuk chi nelly and terry mcauliffe square off in a debate tomorrow night. our northern virginia bureau chief julie carey and i will be on the panel. nbc 4 will broadcast that debate live and online at 7:00 p.m. now to a news 4 exclusive. we learned a set of metro keys was stolen from an arlington
fire engine responding to a call. engine 105 was unlocked and briefly unattended during a medical call in crystal city. two men stole a forcible entry tool and a set of metro keys. those keys can unlock secure areas of a metro station, including surface hatches and tunnels. metro tells news 4 appropriate steps have been taken to ensure system security is not compromised. . the arlington county department tells us they've taken steps to prevent that from happening again. today lawyers for those men challenge the convictions at a high court hearing. this was in india. the court says it will start hearing prosecution arguments tomorrow as the defense files its appeals. all death penalty cases in india must be confirmed by a higher court. this morning two men are charged in connection with a chicago shooting that injured 13
people, including a 3-year-old boy. chicago police say neither man is believed to be the actual shooter but both played significant roles in the shooting. it happened at a basebaketball court in a park. a fast-moving brush fire is quickly growing. it's only 5% contained right now. it's tearing through the san gabriel canyon where it started. 150 firefighters are on the scene trying to control the flames. some homes have been evacuated but nothing has been made mandatory yet. new this morning, a former u.s. nuclear regulator says japan and the u.s. knew of contaminated water leaks at the troubled fukushima plant early in the crisis and were slow to act. the former chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission says he was surprised at how long it took japan to address the problem. in july they confirmed
contaminated water has been leaking into the ocean. the help won't stop even if the government does. that's the promise from vice president joe biden in colorado. more than 2,000 square miles have been destroyed thanks to the flooding there. the vice president spoke with the "today" show's al roker about the damage. mr. biden said he was surprised to see so much progress, but the work is far from over, he says. he'll do what he can to support it every step of the way. >> in this kind of situation, what's the best thing you can tell people at this point? >> we're not going away. >> after the camera's gone, after we're not covering this anymore, take a look at where we've been before. we're not leaving. we're going to do everything-anything possible to make people whole. >> you can see more of al roker's interview with vice president biden later on today. >> it is not something you'd expect to see every day. a hippo ppotamus swimming in a
river next to you. heavy rains brought by the typhoon helped this hippo swim over a guardrail on sunday. zoo officials tried to lure him back but it did not work. a seal and two turtles also escaped. it's not clear how, but the zoo managed to get all the escaped animals back home safely yesterday. >> wanted to change the menu. >> because they were hungry. >> yeah? >> all right. once you've had a taste of the outside. well, it is official. the nats' season will end on sunday. they were eliminated from the playoffs last night when they lost to the cardinals. then the pirates and reds won their games. the nationals have five games left this year. they take on the cardinals tonight and tomorrow before they wrap things up this weekend in arizona. it is now 6:21. time for weather and traffic on the ones. let's check in with storm team
four meteorologist tom kierein. >> to stay warm, you need a jacket. then you'll want to shed it when you are heading back home from school and work today. right now, quite a chilly start this morning here on the storm team 4 weather report. temperatures into the 40s. bus stop forecast will stay in the 40s to low 50s between now and about 8:30, 9:00 this morning. so a chill will be with us, but bright sunshine. sunrise at 6:58. light wind. there is the predawn glow over the potomac. midnight blue, pumpkin orange. temperature at reagan national is at 51 with a light northwesterly breeze. we'll stay in the 40s to 50s. by noon, upper 60s. by mid afternoon we should be making it into the lower 70s. beautiful day. tomorrow morning under a clear sky under 50. afternoon highs, it'll be up in the upper 70s tomorrow afternoon to near 80 degrees for a brief time. few more clouds around on
thursday. afternoon highs should be in the 70s to near 80. friday, sunny. afternoon high near 80. seven day outlook, here's your look. we'll have highs reaching the mid 70s with sunshine. monday night get some showers late in the day. i'm back in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >> starting to see a few trouble spots already. we'll head down i-95. northbound 23in the hov lanes. a broken down car in the right shoulder lane. we'll shoot over forefolks traveling telegraph road taking the ramp to the inner loop of the beltway, there is a broken down car just blocking your left lane. police are on scene. you'll have to stick to the right to get by as you take the ramp to get onto the beltway. southbound at 109. sluggish here. they start in frederick, maryland, pretty much stop and
go. once you get to clarksburg road and continue all the way through rockville, you are clear. no delays there. aaron, over to you. 6:23. angie goff has a report on our live desk. >> we have new developments out of kenya. we want to take you live to nairo nairobi. this is just outside the mall where the standoff with militants continues. nairobi's city morgue is preparing for the arrival of bodies. they're standing by. they're wearing smocks. so far no bodies have been delivered. the death stoll stands at 52. they expect that number to rise a as security forces continue to sweep the complex. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >> president obama says he has officially kicked his smoking habit. cameras caught him saying that in an unscripted moment after a u.n. meeting. little hard to hear, but take a
listen to what he says caused him to quit. >> helped you quit smoking? >>. >> yeah. >> no, no, i haven't had one in six years. that's because i'm scared of my wife. >> did you catch that at the end? he said he put down the smokes because he is scared of his wife. the president has publicly admitted that he occasionally falls off the wagon, as recently as 2009 he admitted to smoking good reason to quit. >> yeah, i think so. >> the president's smoking habit has faced some criticism over the years, but so has his play of -- his golf game. >> that's right. this morning we are hearing a former president from a rival party backing him up. >> you know, i see our president criticized for playing golf. i don't. i think he ought to play golf. >> why is that? >> because i know what it's like to be in the bubble. i know the pressures of the job and to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. it does give you an outlet. >> it's a good release then?
>> i think it is and i think it's good for the president to be out playing golf. >> former president george w. bush made those comments with a taping on the golf channel. you can see that interview at 10:30 tomt on the golf channel. minors will be able to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites. governor jerry brown signed off on a new bill. it's designed to give those under 18 a second chance to post something after they later regret it. the new law takes effect in january 2015. people with disabilities will not be allowed to skip long lines at disneyland and walt disney world anymore. the parks are changing their policy after widespread reports of able-body people hiring disabled people to pretend to be family members so they can skip lines. under the change you'll be given a ticket with a return time for a shorter wait.
the new policy is similar to the fast pass system that's offered to everyone. well, as good as gold. the new iphone, the gold one, is one of the hottest items on the market. >> in fact, the regularly priced $200 phone, which is supposed to be the lower priced model, sold on ebay for $10,000. these metallic iphones have been the cause of out of control online bidding wars. if they're unopened and unlocked, 16 gigabyte phones are pulling in $4,000. >> come on. >> that's on the low end. more than 9 million iphones sold in the first three days they were on sale to the public. see, this is what i mean. >> unbelievable. >> they think it's no big deal. hasn't changed much. then you have people bidding thousands of dollars. >> we are staying on top of a developing story in kenya. what we're learning about the possibility that americans were involved in the attack at a nairobi mall. plus, a northern virginia roundabout is new, but changes are already needed. the startling statistic forcing
we've got a clear sky. we have sunrise about a half an hour away, but what a chill in the air. in fact, out at hagerstown, it's down to 38. manassas, 39. many of the rural areas, maryland, virginia, west virginia, upper 30s. closer to washington. nearby neighborhoods generally in the mid 40s. in the low 50s on the bay. away from the bay it's down into the 40s the rest of the region. by 8:00, still a chill in the air. temperatures upper 40s, near 50. quickly warming by 10 near 60. by noontime, sunshine and into the upper 60s. fort washington and prince gorges counties should be into the mid to upper 60s. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning, tom. in the first four traffic we're going to head out to bristo. piney branch lane at wellington. crash there in the shoulder.
delays are brief. going to shoot over to i-66. live look at chopper 4. 234 just jam ped unfortunately already this morning. 66 is sieg about a six mile backup. it is stop and go. as you make your way past 234, more of a stop. then you're getting closer to fairfax county parkway. stop and go. sluggish here. luckily your travel lanes are open. shooting back over to the ramp to telegraph road. still seeing a broken down car blocking the left lane. right lane will allow you access to the inner loop. 6:32. militants remain in a standoff with security forces at the mall siege in kenya. this morning we heard gunfire and an explosion. kenya says several americans are involved in the siege. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with the fbi investigation. tgrai ssi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. u.s. officials are not confirming that any americans
were involved. it's certainly possible because there have been a lot of americans recruited for this group, al isshabab, especially from minnesota. at the mall in nairobi, it is not confirmed. they need the names involved. until they get that from kenyan officials, they have no confirmation. there were names given earlier by a bogus twitter account for the group al shabab. those names didn't show up on any sort of terror watch list within the united states. officials are watching and waiting to see what happens as we hear more explosions over this morning, more gunfire overnight. that situation apparently still not under control. eun. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us, tracie, thank you. there is new concern over mall security. a spokesman for the international council of shopping centers says the u.s.
department of homeland security will likely connect with corporate security chiefs and different law enforcement agencies as malls consider boosting security. mall owners may add off duty officers as well. right now we're working to find out more details about a speech president obama will give on thursday in maryland. the white house says he'll promote his health care law at a community college in the state. he'll also defend the law today alongside former president bill clinton. some republicans are trying to defund the law to avoid a government shutdown next week. >> that effort appears to be falling short though. some of the senate's gop leaders saying they won't vote to prevent the legislation to prevent a shutdown. texas senator ted cruz says he is prepared to filibuster any legislation that funds the health care law, even if it means a government shutdown. today maryland's attorney general will become the latest
democrat to enter the race for governor. doug will officially launch his bid at 12:30 in rockville. this is the start of a seven day statewide announcement tour that will take him to 16 different towns. he gave a preview of his message when he launched this video on youtube. he's in a race with anthony brown and heather mazier. you heard it here first, that d.c. would be doubling its fleet of traffic cameras. now we've learned some of them aren't watching you if you speed or run a red light. check this out. our transportation reporter adam tusk found cameras that watch crosswalks to make sure that cars stop for pedestrians. d.c. police have not said when the cameras will start issuing tickets. they said that information will be released soon. they're also responsible for writing thousands of tickets in the district. "washington post" reports that traffic control officers have
issued 780,000 tickets since 2009 and not just parking tickets. they have the authority to cite you for using hand held cell phones, blocking intersections and jay walk uk. 6:36. today a panel will begin deciding where medical marijuana will be available in maryland. martin o'malley appointed an 11 member board to the state's medical marijuana commission. that commission has the authority to let academic research centers design and implement medical marijuana programs. in just a few hours the smithsonian is gaining a big piece of america's childhood. jim henson's daughter is donating more than 20 puppets and props to the american museum of history. cheryl henson will be on hand for the event at 11:00 this morning. today would have been jim henson aels 77th birthday. we know that kermit got his start right here in our studios. >> literally. >> right across the way. >> sam and friends. >> he was one of the friends
back then. >> jim henson went to the university of maryland. i have to add that. safety concerns about a loudon county roundabout. why crews have to make changes just a few years after it was installed. plus, we have new results from our nbc 4 marist poll to share with you this morning. we asked which candidate virginians thought would be the best. scary wreck. 6:37. good morning. one of my twitter followers, alexandria mom tweeted, cold enough to see my breath. it's down to the low to mid 40s in the nearby neighborhoods in washington. co
a lamborghini broke in half which is an actual safety feature of the car. of course it is. you see it right there. it's incredible to see it. the craziest part of the accident, after the lamborghini of the accident was split in two. both of them got out with a couple of cuts and bruises. if i was driving that lamborghini, i would have been yut set. >> tears, cuts, bruises. >> $400,000. how much does it cost to repair a car like that? >> i'll never know. >> 6:41 your time now. here is a live look outside this morning. never get sick of seeing this picture right here as the first little light of sun comes over the horizon. >> tom kierein with your forecast. hey, tom. >> 6:41. clear sky. sunrise, 6:58. it is chilly. we're down to the low to mid 40s. later this morning, by 8:00, still a chill in the air. bright sunshine. then by late morning and
noontime mid to upper 60s, bright and sunny. mid afternoon we should be peaking in the low to mid 70s. you need a jacket but you'll be comfortable in short sleeves by mid to late afternoon. your seven day outlook and school bus stop forecast, that's coming in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> unfortunately tracking delays in our area. folks traveling i-66 this morning heading in bound. six mile backup. that's the delay, stop and go. sluggish for you as you continue toward the belt way. we'll shoot over to 295. d.c. 295. as you travel in bound at east capital street, report of a crash. delays start in greenville. you are jammed. live look. cars at eastern avenue basically just sitting. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun over to you. thanks, danella. today news 4 is driving through a loudon county roundabout to show you what vh dot says need to be changed. the alarming jump in wrecks
wounds was released from washington med star hospital yesterday. these are pictures of the emergency room as patients began to arrive a little more than a week ago. the d.c. officer remains in the hospital. med star treated a woman whose head was grazed by a bullet. she was released last week. several other victims' families will continue mourning today. >> two more victims of the shooting will be laid to rest. a funeral service for john roger johnston is being held at 11:00 this morning. tonight at 5:30 a viewing is scheduled in honor of kathryn gaarde in dale city and that will be followed by a memorial service at 7:30. the navy is planning changes to its security clearance procedures this morning after new details emerged about the gunman, aaron alexis. the navy wants all police reports to be included in background checks. the navy says alexis did not disclose his 2004 arrest in
seattle when he filed for security clearance. the background check did not reveal a gun had been used during the dispute that led to that arrest. instead, the report said alexis deflated the tires. the president has appeared before that body five times before. this time though he's expected to focus on foreign policy, particularly sir yeah advisors say he will push for increased pressure for syrian president bashir al assad to resign. happening today, we will learn more about the plan to give heavily traveled roundabout in loudon county a makeover soon. v-dot will be making some changes to the spot where route 50 and route 15 meet at gilbert corner. news 4's megan mcgrath is live. this is a pretty new roundabout,
megan? >> reporter: yeah, it's about four years old, but in trying to fix one problem, the roundabout that you see behind me here, actually created a different problem and so it's going to be changed. now, before this roundabout was built this area had an issue with very serious high speed crashes here at the intersection of 50 and 15 in gilbert's corner. that's why the decision was made to put the roundabout in place. the idea being that it would slow down traffic and make the intersection safer. well, that's not what's happened. since the roundabout went in four years ago they've actually seen quite a spike in low speed fender benders. apparently there's some driver confusion about how to use this traffic circle and they've actually seen what's essentially a tripling of the fender bender accidents at this intersection and so v.-dot is going to make some changes. first of all they're going to be creating a single lane approach to the roundabout. right now you've got areas where there are two lanes that lead into the circle and so there
have been a lot of confusion with drivers about who has the right-of-way when exiting and making turns. so they're going to go down to one lane in, one lane out and they hope that that will simplify things. also, they're going to be changing the pavement markings and the signs. the work is going to get underway in october. it should be done by thanksgiving. there's going to be a meeting tonight to explain it all. that's happening at the alde elementary school at 7:00. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath, live in alde. angie goff is live at the live desk for news out of kenya. >> we're learning more about what security forces are finding inside that mall. live to nairobi. it's been an active scene all morning. gunshots and blasts. we're hearing it all. we're hearing kenyan forces are diffusing explosive devices set up by militants inside that mall. this as the standoff enters day four. we've heard from al shabab
claiming they still have hostages still alive. they posted a picture showing militants walking around unphased inside the mall. security forces say they have control in the area and they're sweeping the complex right now for terrorists and survivors. the nairobi morgue is preparing for the arrival of the bodies. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. 6:40. virginians weighing in on the race for governor. it puts democrat terry mcauliffe ahead of ken cuccinelli 43 to 8 38%. libertarian candidate robert saar advice al sarvis having an impact. 10% of likely voters are still undecided. we asked virginians who cares more about the middle class. mcauliffe leads cuccinelli.
cuccinelli and mcauliffe square off in their first debate tomorrow night. our northern virginia bureau chief julie carey and i will be on the panel. nbc 4 will broadcast and stream the debate live at 7:00 p.m. if you use facebook on your phone, you could notice some changes soon. cnbc's bertha coombs is here to explain the new changes you'll see. good morning. >> good morning. facebook is quietly rolling out a new mobile payments feature. you can send people gifts for their birthday. reports say the function will let users automatically enter shipping and credit card information into their mobile devices. for now the auto fill feature is partnered with just a few retail apps as facebook introduces it gradually to its 1 billion strong social network. burger king doesn't want you to feel so guilty about scarfing down its french fries. the fast food chain is introducing crinkle cut fries
that have 20% less calories. a small order of satis fry checks in at less than 20 call l ris. a small order will sell for $1.89 versus $1.59. so 20% fewer calories for 15% more. you've got to pay somewhere. >> that's right. the problem is i'd probably eat four orders and then i would be in trouble, right? >> you might have well have ordered the regular fries. >> thanks, bertha. what would you do if you just won $400 million? well, the newest powerball winner said he danced around the kitchen with the dog. >> of course he did. >> makes perfect sense to me. $400 million. the new mega millionaire from south carolina from the columbia area claimed his prize yesterday. he's choosing to remain anonymo anonymous, which is allowed in stanley c south carolina.
he said he stopped by for gas and hot dog buns. he bought $20 worth of lottery tickets. they didn't have the buns. >> $400 million. >> congrats. let's check in with tom kierein to get a look at our forecast. another pretty fall day. >> it's cold. people who work outside are loving this. package delivery people are still wearing shorts, i've noticed that. they wear shorts in the winter, too, i think. >> they do. >> look at this sunrise over a newly shorn cornfield. we'll have a sunrise like that here in a few minutes as it's going to be breaking the horizon at 6:58. there is the live view from our hd city camera. temperatures in the upper 30s, low 40s. frederick, down to 37.
manasas, 39. ma martinsburg, 40s. we've got bright sunshine on tap for the entire day ahead and a steep climb to your temperature rapidly warming into the 60s by noon. then this evening it will drop back gradually down into the 60ed. then bottom out near 50 tomorrow morning. during the day on wednesday, beautiful autumn day. a bit warmer. afternoon highs into the upper 70s to near 80. we'll repeat that on thursday and friday. storm team 4 seven day outlook, look at your weekend. all the football games on saturday and next chance of rain, not until perhaps late on monday. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> still tracking delays in our area. drivers traveling i-66, they have a slow commute in morning. delays between the bypass and the belt way, a live look at chopper 4. what's happening, no accidents in the road for you in the road on i-66. you are sluggish for six miles. pack your patience this morning.
we'll head over to d.c., 295, slow from green belt. heavy on the brakes as you approach the beltway on 295 continuing all the way to east capital street. that's where the accident is. when we talk about delays, they're solid unfortunately. cars are barely moving. aaron, over to you. >> danella, thank you. new this morning, a malfunctioning jack or overextended scaffolding may have caused a 43,000 pound concrete slab to collapse at the west montgomery mall in may. that's according to the washington post. one construction worker died there. another was seriously hurt. county officials have to decide whether to cite the general contractor whiting turner for possible violations of its construction permits. 6:55. four things to know. terry mcauliffe leads ken cuccinelli by four points. head to nbcwashington.com to get a breakdown of voters' views of
the candidates on various issues. v-dot will talk to residents in loudon county to make changes about a heavily trafficked round about. this has been a hot bed of accidents in recent years. if you want to attend, head to alde elementary school tonight. nbc news will keep you updated throughout the day on president obama's address to the u.n. he is expected to push for a strong resolution against syria's chemical weapons and he may meet with iran's newly elected president. >> there has been another explosion at the nairobi mall. there is also a report that kenyan forces are diffusing explosive devices that were set up by militants. earlier the kenyan government said it's trying to get all of the militants out. stay with news 4 and nbcwashington.com for more updates on the story. you can see your breath now, but later today you may be out of breath jumping for joy as we reach the low to mid 70s. we'll keep the party going by popular demand all the way into
the weekend. danella, how's traffic. >> we'll take a final look at the rales. metro vre, no delays. a minor 6-minute delay. danella, that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next including al roker's walking tour of the damage in colorado with vice president joe biden. with vice president joe biden. we'll be back in 2
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more gunfire and more explosions at the nairobi mall. hostages remain inside and a top kenyan official claims americans are among the attackers. we'll be there live. face to face, all eyes on the u.n. this morning where president obama a the new president of iran are both set to speak. will the two leaders make history today with a one-on-one meeting? and vice president joe biden gives al an up close look at flood ravaged colorado in an exclusive interview today, tuesday, september 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller