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washington metro and the i-95 corridor. won't get a transition to snow until this afternoon around the metro area. it will will occur earlier out in the shenandoah valley. it is all rain across west virginia, virginia, maryland, up towards new england and all the way down the east coast towards atlanta. temperatures well above freezing. low to mid 40s. reagan national 50 degrees. a chance of snow later today. this is going to be keeping our pavement temperatures higher as well. so any snow that does get going, a lot of it will be melting on roadways. shenandoah valley around 40 degrees. most locations above freezing except oakland. they're down to 30 degrees. they're getting a little bit of wet snow there. and the storm team 4 forecast, it looks like it's been looking the last couple of days.
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we transition into the afternoon hours. northern montgomery, so you were frederick, central loudoun county. into the shenandoah valley, highlands of west virginia. three to six inches. the elevations above 1500 feet skyline drive and out into the mountains. another look at our radar changing minute by minute. now melissa, how are the roads. >> still quite wet is what we will see throughout the morning. all these folks headed southbound down towards the spur. rain coming down pretty good. you'll need an umbrella out there. 66 out of virginia, nice and smooth. we looked at this a minute ago. still pretty good. not a whole lot of construction hanging around at this point. up north in maryland, you can see 95, bw parkway, heading into
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and out of town, as i almost tip over there. okay. i am back in 10 minutes with a live look at prince george's county. i'm sorry. >> be careful, melissa. we don't want you to hurt yourself. 4:32. watching the overnight developments in ferguson, missouri following the decision in the michael brown case. there was still some violence as protesters set a police car on fire late last night. national guard troops helped to keep the peace. we received an update just a few hours ago. there were 44 arrests. most of them were simple misdemeanors. tear gas had to be used. but there was no gunshots or arson. officers were questioned about whether they underestimated the threat last night and whether they should have done more. >> none of us could imagine last night would be what it was last night. and i heard that throughout today. knupp of us could have imagined
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last night was going whob what it was. if we had a crystal ball, we probably would have done something different. but we nephew imagined that. the president called those actions criminal. he said the people who carried them out should be prosecuted. the president made the comments in chicago yesterday. he said he understands the community's anger over the decision but violence is not the way to protest it. . it is not just ferguson. across the country, people are demonstrating showing how they are upset about the grand jury's decision. marching, even looting being reported. we're just getting more tweets into the newsroom watch withing how these protesters are still in the street out on the west coast.
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we have been seeing protests from the east to west coast demonstrators chanted, justice for mike brown. protesters marched through map hat tan and times square. they were met by a full force of police officers. over on the west coast, just getting reports in that the lapd is ready to make more arrests. there were some protesters who broke away from a larger, more peaceful group and flooded a busy highway. they stopped traffic with using barricade. out in oakland, be police vandalized police cars and businesses and set trash bins on fire before police moved in with riot helmets and pushed them back. here, about a dozen arrests are being reported. >> thank you, molette.
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we are hearing from officer darren wilson. he said brown punched him several times and attempted to grab his gun. he said that's when he did what he thought he hadded to. >> is there anything you could have done different lit that would have pro vented that killing from taking place? >> no i had done my job right. >> he said there was nothing he could say to make the brown family feel better. they said they will pursue federal charges. police looking for the person who shot a young girl. they are looking for a four door black honda. that girl is expected to be. university of virginia says alcohol use is fueling sexual assaults on campus. the uva board of visitors suggest the school do more to
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stop underage drinking. rape culture has been a topic of serious conversation at uva six a "rolling stone" article that included a woman's account of a gang rape at a frat house. charlottesville police are investigating that accident >> the epa is expected to propose lowering the limit of smog forming polluteants. the epa will recommend lowering the standard. states would have up to 20 years to meet new limits or face penalties. american petroleum institute said they should maintain their current standards. what we are learning about the public service for marion barry and when a final skrbgs
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welcome back at 4:39. crews will begin inflating huge balloons like hello kitty, my girls's favorite. watch the 88th annual macy's
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thanksgiving day parade tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. >> washington business journal reports two committees approved a plan by muriel bowser. the new plan allows the council to use eminent domain to buy land for a new d.c. united stadium. the district will have to pay half of the $300 million price tag. well, you won't be seeing rg3 this sunday for the redskins. diana rosini colt mccoy will get the start. he has faced criticism through much of the season. >> so there's been a lot of tuck about whether or not colts should have been benched in the first place. after he took over, he had a good showing. but rg3 is the starting
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quarterback. >> not just the winning quarter back. >> the whole story is painful. seriously. it is like a tragedy. that's how i feel. really. i'm trying to have perspective. >> you'll be okay. >> yes. >> 4:41. take a look outside our weather window. 47 degrees. not too bad. it is raining in a lot of places. >> let's check in with tom kierein on weather and traffic on the 1s. >> it's raining all over the region. the first wet snowflakes of the areas in pink, including garrett county, western maryland, through kineen valley. this is all rain. the areas you see in green all across virginia, maryland, the district, eastern shore. it is a weather alert day. frequent updates into the afternoon when had we see it transition to snow. light rain in washington. rain near 40 by 8:00 a.m.
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maybe a bit of a mix of rain and wet snow by noon time. well above freezing. all the roadways wet. mostly wet snow by 3:00, 4:00, 5:00. just a little bit of accumulation on grassy areas. all of it ends by mid evening. watch out for that. total amounts around it. mainly grassy areas. one to three. three to six shenandoah valley. next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51. melissa, how are the roads? >> pretty good overall. if you can leave early, of course do that. branch avenue at mailer road, have that. and georgia northbound at emery lane. wider look at things overall. we're actually looking quite good.
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beltway at st. barnabas as well. protecting you from crime with when you're doing your holiday shopping. the special task force aimed at stopping criminals from preying on people in one popular shopping district. tracking developments surrounding the situation in ferguson. the message protesters here in washington want to get out as they took to the streets for a ♪ [instrumental music] ♪
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15 before the hour. get a good look at the roads. wet conditions expected, which means you'll want to be extra careful driving today. chuck bell has an update on
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conditions. hey, chuck. >> hey, aaron. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. off to a wet start. river road, headed towards the the capital beltway. we'll make our way towards the leesburg area. 44 degrees at the storm team 4 x 4. this will stay all rain around here. that being said, leave a little extra time. this is a steady rain for sure. there will be ponding on the roads. luckily, nothing in the way of ice or snow just yet. that's a good thing. rain would make it impossible to lay down any of the melting chemicals. the rain could have been a occurs if we had arctic air coming in. that storm in january 2011 started with heavy rain and switched over to snow.
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nonetheless, higher elevations out to our west. we'll have a little bit more chance of slushy roads. we'll be back in 30 minutes at 5:15. another check on the roads. we should be headed out towards leesburg. seat 4 x 4, give us a friendly wave hello. back to you in the studio. >> all right. thanks, chuck. keeping an eye on the developments in ferguson. much quieter streets after a more orderly night of protests. vandals did manage to overturn this police car and set it on fire. 44 people were arrested. they said no gunshots were heard and no additional arson. governor jay dixon trimmed the number of troops of national guard. their main job was to protect businesses from destruction while police protected citizens
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themselves. here in d.c., 2,000 protesters took to the streets. they marched from mountain vernon square. protesters say they feel the system is stacked up against them. >> this is a system that is not broken. it is a system made not to work for us. >> they were joined by other minority groups, including asian-americans and say, they, too, are victims of racial profiling. following a developing story a respected u.s. drone strike takes out four alleged militants. we're just getting details into the newsroom about the strike in pakistan's tribal region. they say the muss struck a compound in north waziristan. back to you now.
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molette, thank you. 4:49. two minnesota men are charged with trying to support isis. the other man slipped out of the country to turkey last week. a dozen or more from joined terrorists groups in or around syria >> a woman for arrested for carrying a gun outside the white house. she participated in an immigration rally. when she was caught carrying a pistol, which is a fellow. news 4 learned retail crime in the tyson's corner area is up. a special task force is based at a secret location at titan's corner center. this is the team's second year. officers arrested more than 500
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people this year. we have seen an increase in larceny any, shoplifting, credit card theft and fraud, a whole gamut of retail keim. keep an eye on your purse and bags both inside and outside the malls. in the day ahead we special to learn the final funeral ra rapingments for marion barry. they will make the announcement at noon. it will include one or two days downtown next week. the funeral will happen at the washington convention center. we expect to find out more information >> it is important not only to know what it feels like outside but a lot of people heading out
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for the holidays. >> a lot of cars in the road at 2:00 a.m. storm team 4 radar showing all this green is rain. raining in virginia, maryland, eastern shore and farther north. right down 95 to atlanta. getting a few pockets of wet snow. see the patches of pink in western maryland. a little wet snow mix anything at killeen. they are getting a little bit of wet snow out around oakland. down to 30 degrees. east of there, near 40s shenandoah valley. reagan national 50 degrees. mid-40s around the bay. here's the timing transitioning over to snow. the area in laugh were tker.
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shenandoah valley, 7:00 this morning. all rain south and east through the day. it's going to stay mostly rain into the afternoon and washington. eventually, it will transition to snow mid and late arch. maybe an inch of snow in the grassy years. higher amounts of snow, one to three, southern frederick, northern fauquier. east of there less than an inch. three to six in then dough what valley. all rain farther south and east as thrb system moves on thraoufplt we will have frequent updates with storm team 4 through the afternoon as we transition to snow as it moves through. we have winter storm warnings off to our west. it will be affected 95, west of
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95, all the way to bottom. traveling on 81 will be a problem later today. thanksgiving day looking good. maybe a sprinkle or flurry. cold in the mornings. watch out for icy spots tomorrow morning and into the weekend, 50s on sunday. maybe '60s monday. medical list is sa here looking at wet roads. 270, old hundred road out of frederick, it is wet all over the place. construction near tysons. alternate lanes. 59 miles per hour. beltway a at central avenue is also looking quite good.
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and then up north, 95 in maryland, bw parkway. colesville even looking good on this pre-thanksgiving morning. >> see you then, melissa. thank you. the changing face on the college student. a win for the redskins off the field. the decision that could help the team in plight over their name >> a growing problem in a west virginia community. how large a shortfall fairfax county is facing. county is facing. who could suffer in
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this morning police are looking for two men in connection with a shooting in prince george's county. the victim is expected to be okay. police need your help identify four men who use sledgehammers to break open cases in northern virginia. the so-called smash and grab happened at dulles town center in sterling. this group of men walked into the store, smashed the jewelry case and then took off. if you recognize these men call the loudoun county sheriff's office. lawyers want to throw out charges for a man accused of killing three men in alexandria.
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they asked the judge to either drop the case or dismiss some evidence against him. they argue their client was originally taken into custody on a bogus gun charge, thus violating his rights. the trial for severance is set for 2015 >> a construction worker is safe after being trapped in a trench collapse. he was buried to his chest in dirt there. montgomery county urban search and rescue helped firefighters dig the man out by hand yesterday. they took two hours but got him out okay. fairfax could be facing a big budget deficit. county officials estimate that deficit to be $179 million the next two years. they blame sequestration last spring as well as a weak commercial real estate market. officials say they need $64 million more than the city
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budget to stay competitive. the two sides will north korea in the coming months to close that budget gap. speculation is around terry mcauliffe. some believe he is promoting hillary clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate. but mcauliffe tells the "washington post" it is to celebrate wins in the november election. protection canceled in june after five native americans filed a complete with the trademark office. the redskins sued the group in august. that group asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out saying the team should be suing the trademark office not them. yesterday a judge agreed and allowed the lawsuit to go forward. later today, the president is taking part in a traditional thanksgiving ceremony at the white house.
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this year's turkey clocks in at a whopping 50 pounds. that's a big bird. they were raised in western ohio. apparently they get pampered right before the pardon happens. a lot of nice food. then they go off to a farm or petting zoo. how about that? >> or a hotel. stay with us. news 4 at 5:00 continues. we're helping you get your holiday destination this morning as we deal with a winter storm that is rolling in the d.c. area right now. our crews are on the road already. >> we begin with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> right now it is all rain across virginia and into maryland and the eastern shore. right now out of the mountains, many locations there are getting some wet

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