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vaccinations up to date in maryland. last month maryland gave 45-day extensions to several school districts. nearly 3,000 students were in danger of missing school because they didn't have the right shots. nurses worked late into the night at a free clinic in hyattsville to make sure students could be in class today. >> have have one, two, three jobs. some might have a seventh grader who gave them a piece of paper and they don't know where the piece of paper we. >> coming up on 4:31. good morning if you're just waking up. it is cold outside. >> true confession moment. i put on the feet warmers. >> smart woman. >> it was cold. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> heated seats. that's a great idea.
just in the low 40s nearby suburbs. 30s much of virginia. and county by county, high temperatures. kind of chilly. in the mid-50s in montgomery, prince george's county. highs reaching up 50s in fairfax with a partly cloudy sky. across the rest of northern virginia, making it up to 60 in spotsylvania, orange. should be reaching near 60. anne arundel upper 50s. counties north of washington, howard and frederick, washington, panhandle of west virginia, highs there just in the mid-50s. shenandoah valley this afternoon it will be rather cool. mid-50s from win chest tore shenandoah and the mountains of west virginia. highs near 50 degrees this afternoon.
next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. a look at the hour by hour breakdown the next 24 hours. it includes our friday night lights forecast. first four traffic with melissa. good morning, tom. happy halloween to you. construction hanging around. much more than they normally see on a friday. nailer road where the two intersect. shut down because of construction. 66 eastbound, that's the only one we have. the right lane only getting by. 66 at compton road, you can see that is moving along quite nicely. wider look at things, no major problems into is and out of town. all looking quite good. prince george's, everything moving along. a live picture coming up in a couple of minutes. >> thank you, melissa. 4:32. right now crews are getting ready to test a new levee
system. news 4 megan mcgrath is live with a look at how this will affect your morning commute. megan? >> well, this project has had a lot of delays. the construction has dragged on for years. we will finally see the levee put in place for the first time later this morning. the potomac down into constitution and beyond. basically what will happen, if you look at the sidewalk and the road, there are metal posts in the ground re. in the event there's a flood or threat of a flood, they will pull the posts up out of the ground and snap panels between the posts. so those flood walls will go from 17th street up into the sidewalk. as you can see here, the concrete walls. so snapped into place creating a barrier across 17th street preventing floodwaters from being funneled down the road into the constitution,
protecting the white house and buildings further down constitution. we will see them practice this for the first time. that means 1st will be closed in between constitution and independence. that closures starts at 7:00 this morning and will remain in effect until 3:00 in the afternoon. back to you in the studio. >> all right. thank you, megan. today we may find out what led to week's midair collision. ntsb could release a preliminary report today. a small plane killed three people last week. both people on the plane survived. investigators are interviewing witnesses, survivors and air traffic controllers to find out what went wrong. in a few hours, one of the fbi's most wanted will be arraigned in court. prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. eric frein was captured yesterday after seven weeks on the run.
he is accused of opening fire on two state troopers. he is being held in the same police barracks this morning. one of the troopers was killed. the other seriously hurt. the fallen trooper's handcuffs and squad car were you used in the arrest. it was an anonymous tip that led to the capture. he was found hiding in an hangar near an airport. aaron and eun, back over to you guys. >> 4:35. today a judge could decide whether the redskins can sue several native american tribes over the team names. they were responsible for asking the u.s. patent and trademark office to cancel the trademark earlier this year. the native american groups want the lawsuit dismissed. they say the team should sue the trademark office instead. but federal law allows them to sue individuals who sought the trademark cancellation. before you send your child
trick-or-treating out for halloween candy, there's probably things you want to know. the number of children killed by cars on halloween doubled. in our area in 2012, one child was killed on halloween night. save kids worldwide suggests having a conversation about street safety before heading door to door tonight. make sure your kids's costumes are visible to drivers. as your kids head out trick-or-treating tonight, conditions they will be dealing with as part of your hour-by-hour forecast at 4:41. taking a stand in the ebola crisis. why nurses's concerns could make it hard tore get care at one d.c. hospital. getting your coffee without ever getting in the car. ever getting in the car. how starbucks plans y
she did as a legislator, doors, hoping yobarbara comstocke. pushed bills benefiting her special interest client, then failed to disclose she was paid thousands by that same client, failed to disclose 85,000 in extra compensation. the washington post called comstock's behavior "an apparent breach of congressional ethics."
we just can't trust barbara comstock. patriot majority usa is responsible for the content of this advertising. you can expect fewer trains. red line trains will operate every 15 minutes. reminder, clocks fall back at 2:00 a.m. on sunday for daylight saving time. metro will stay open until its 3:00 a.m. closing time. vdot will start unveiling signs
for the expressway. they will open in december. transportation officials say normal hov restrictions will remain in place until the new lanes are open. for us morning people, soon we won't have to rush to starbucks before work. instead, you can have it delivered to you. they plan delivery service in some markets to starbucks loyalty program as part of a mobile order and payment app. it will launch in portland, oregon next month and nationwide next year. ceo howard schultz called it their version of e-commerce on steroids. can you imagine the people who will be ordering starbucks at this hour? >> i don't think it would work here. too much traffic. you would be gone before your coffee got there. i don't see it coming. >> interesting. we shall see. 4:41. time for weather and traffic on
the 1s. a live look outside. 46 degrees outside our studio. >> something to warm you up. maryland is in the 40s. a partly cloudy sky. a chill through the morning. temperatures cold. upper 30s. chilly noon time. low to mid-50s. upper 50s in the afternoon with increasing clouds. so dress for a cool day. and for trick-or-treating tonight, we'll have a ghostly chill in the air this evening. but no rain. looks like it will stay dry. at 5:00 p.m., upper 50s. by 7:00 p.m., low 50s. friday night football tonight too. it will be chilly.
next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51. melissa, how is the commute? >> construction hanging on at university boulevard. one right lane getting by in both directions. should be out of the way by 5:00 this morning. 95 northbound, we have two right lanes blocked until 5:00 a.m. taking a a look at 66 into and out of town, looking good. no issues there. looking quite green here as we take a wider look at the beltway. i'm back in 10 minutes with a look at virginia >> the threat made after a nurse refuses to stay inside her home over fears of ebola. the locker room incident that will keep a virginia that will keep a virginia football team off the field
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welcome back. a developing story in maine. negotiators have broken down regarding ebola. if case request hickox does not stay in her home for the 21 days incubation authority he is fully prepared to use his power. she has no symptoms and poses no threat to the payment. >> her behavior is riling a lot of people up. and i can only do what i can do. and we're trying to protect her. but she's not acting as smart as she probably should. >> the governor says he wants hickox to stay out of businesses and restaurants and at least
three feet away from everyone until november 10th. nurses in the district are joining a national fight against ebola. in two weeks, nurses at providence in northeast d.c. will be among thousands to hit the ticket line. this is calling for safer standards for nurses and doctors. the hospital hopes to avoid the strike but will stay open if it happens. all clear following a bizarre scene in montgomery county. a hazmat responds at wheaton mall as a yelled she had ebola. hazmat was called in as a precaution. the woman has no symptoms. it's not clear why she was being served with the original warrant or whether she will face additional charges. the lava on the big island of hawaii is moving closer and closer to homes. it could move over a major road in pahoa any time now.
that's why national guard troops are in the area. they are trying to keep any residents or visitors away from the danger zone. coming from the kilauea volcano. it moves towards the ocean at 5 miles per hour. it has kept its distance from 100 feet from the nearest home there. still people who live in that area are evacuate ating, gathering belongings, getting out of there. also businesses in the area are closing. that's the latest from the live desk. 13 before the hour. new developments from kansas after a small plane crashed seconds after takeoff. they can't get in the building because it is not structurally sound. it is hampering the the investigation and recovery process. the pilot had taken off from the airport yesterday when he reported that he lost an engine. he crashed on the airport property killing himself and
three people inside. five others were injured >> a man charged in the high profile murder of an 8-year-old could eventually walk free. police say gregory murphy stabbed 8-year-old kevin to death when he was playing outside in 2000. since then, every time he has gone to court, murphy has been ruled mentally in competent to stand trial. defense lawyers want the criminal charges dropped and murphy committed. doctors, not the courts, could eventually decide to free him. >> he might be set free. he might be on your street with your child. and same thing might happen. >> a judge is expected to decide soon whether to drop the charges against him. in prince george's county, two police officers are in trouble with the law for attacking teens on surveillance video. the first incident happened in november 2012. officer jerry thomas is accused of hitting a handcuffed 15-year-old who was in lock-up.
a second case happened in november 2013. school resource officer picard assaulted a student at suitland high school. the chief calls it unacceptable. arguing problems with the jury hurt his case. mcdonnell and his wife maureen were convicted on corruption charges in september. lawyers claim they were unfairly swayed by pretrial media coverage. and a juror was dismissed days into the trial. he was dismissed becausee touthe case with his attorney. that attorney says other jurors may have deliberated with each other before they were supposed to. tonight expect thousands of people in georgetown to show off their costumes, go bar hopping. this is video from previous
halloweens. it's friday night, so expected to be even busier. you can't park on k street from 30th northwest. parking will be restricted on m street from 25th to the key bridge. parking restrictions will be in effect until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. be safe out there. popular pub crawls making a come back. a halloween themed crawl will be held tomorrow. they have been on hold six months after a wild scene over the summer. a pub crawler stripped make naked and ran from police. you have to get a special events permit for a crawl. a lot of officers are going to be working a lot of additional patrols because of halloween being on friday night. >> we want to turn to tom kierein. of course everyone wants to know what to do with the kids.
>> when did adults take overhaul wean from the children? don't get me on my soapbox. i can go there. a lot of ghosts and goblins going to school today. i love seeing all the kids. they're going to do their halloween parade. as they wait for the buses this morning, it's going to be cold. in the mid-30s between 7:00 and 8:00. quite a cold start on this friday morning. and then it will jump into the low 40s. still rather chilly for students boarding buses after that, between 8:00 and 9:00 this morning. just a partly cloudy sky. driving this morning, you'll need the heat on. and the heated seats on as well. we'll be in the 30s with partly cloudy skies. in the afternoon commute, dry roads should be no proble heinba home. temperatures in the upper 50s. trick or treaters will be out and about. this certainly looks like halloween, doesn't it? this taken by sarah fry. a lot of leaves have come down. as you can see there.
a beautiful shot. you can post your beautiful fall foliage photos on twitter, facebook and instagram. i love when you put it on facebook because you can use the high resolution photos there. good trick or treat weather tonight. cloudy. in the 50s. tomorrow it looks like quite a blustery day. in fact, we will have gusts of wind. 30 to 35 miles per hour. occasional showers as well. quite chilly with temperatures only reaching the low 50s on saturday afternoon. saturday night into sunday morning, gusts to 40 miles per hour. upper 30s sunday morning. it will be clearing out during the day on sunday as we start out in the morning. a few clouds lingering. the rest of the day, quite a bit of sunshine with a blustery wind. highs 50 degrees. with the winds gusting to 30 miles per hour, windchills in the 30s throughout much of
sunday. even with the bright sun. then on monday, we warm into the upper 50s. for election day it looks like good weather. mid-60s for voting on tuesday. and then wednesday and thursday, looking dry with highs in the 60s. so a mild pattern into next week. melissa dealing with those construction issues and other things going on. >> the work zone still sticking around. love the orange tie. we look generally pretty good. construction inner and outer loop as you pass university boulevard. so that's going to be in the way until 5:00 this morning. 66 west bound at vienna metro, two left lanes blocked as well. southbound to the parkway closed because of some construction too. taking a look at prince george's county, overall looking quite good. 66, 95 in virginia, no problems. live picture looking good as well. live picture of 270 coming up. call it the bait and switch. why you may not be getting what
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4:56. cabs will be offering free rides. the silver ride program will start offering rides at 10:00 p.m. the program will operate in maryland, d.c. and virginia until 4:00 tomorrow morning. if you need a sober ride, call 800-200-taxi. put that in your phone. your ride will be free up to a $30 fare. a young man was gunned down in northwest washington. today his mother is pushing for new leads to find his killer. he took a break to grab a slice of pizza from 7-eleven when someone shot and killed him in 400 block of shepherd street northwest on halloween night. police are offering a $25,000 reward for information lead to go an arrest. it could be somebody else's son. i have to go through what i have to go through. but another mother doesn't have to. >> tomorrow family and friends will have a a memorial service at the alleyway where he was
killed. there will be no football game after a locker room choking incident. they canceled the game with north stafford. a student disciplined and others counseled. a student suffered a concussion after he was choked, passed out and hit his head on a locker. a spokesperson said it was horse play gone wrong. parents, now is your chance to weigh in on next year's school calendar. some of the options start before labor day having a long winter break and ending school as early as june 10th. they received a waiver to begin before labor day because of all the snow days in the last five years. the school board is set to adopt a new calendar december 2nd. a 49-year-old tradition in northern virginia will be sticking around for the big 5-0. center road in manassas will not
close for good next month. the property was sold and the future of the business was in doubt. yesterday the owners told news 4 the new lord is letting them operate for at least one more year. well, great. 7-eleven is taking a baltimore mini-mart for trademark infringement. a 7-eleven spokeswoman said the company has an obligation to protect its brand. it is challenging operators of this 7 even shop in baltimore. 7 even is using the the same lettering and logo pattern as 7-eleven. the store is even selling a slurpee. we called and no one is calling us back. >> yeah. >> it's pretty close. there was a 6-twelve in center spring. i guess the number are different. >> stay with us. news 4 at 5:00 a.m. starts now
>> running into road blocks. the long-awaited test behind lane closures around the national mall and the impact it could have on your morning commute. it is 5:00 a.m. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to this friday, october 31st, 2014. halloween. a cold start for your friday for sure. 49 degrees outside our studios. meteorologist tom kierein has a look at all the numbers. tom? >> we have a big area under a frost advisory. all the counties can in blue. prince william, madison, green, orange county, morrow, shenandoah valley, south of winchester under this frost advisory until 9:00 this morning. if you have any outdoor house plants, bring them in. temperatures hovering near freezing in these counties the next couple of hours. closer to washington, our temperatures right now are in the mid-30s. dulles down to