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park metro station. they plan to take two out of service at a time. it will only close for safety reasons if it's overcrowded. the project won't be finished until at least 2018. prince george's county police looking for three armed men who broke into a home. this happened just blocks from the university of maryland campus in college park on potomac avenue. the manide the home said he feared for his life and gave the men his belongings he was not hurt. an alert was sent to students in that area. . in one of her first official duties as mayor, muriel bowser will be on capitol hill fighting for voting rights. this is happening at 10:30 inside the cannon house
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building. >> this cold is a shock to our system. >> i just came back from 80 degrees. >> hello. welcome back. >> reality will do that for you. >> couldn't get enough of that warm air. >> i know, right? >> we're above freezing. mid-40s in national airport. prince george's, low 40s. nearwere montgomery county can. low 40s across most of northern virginia fairfax, loudoun, prince william, fauquier. as the day progresses temperatures will be slowly dropping. bus stop this morning, watch out for students waiting for buses. back to school between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. near 40. blustery wind gusting to 40 miles per hour. it's going to be hovering right around 40 degrees. then later today, just a few clouds coming through. that's a live view from tower camera. the winds still blustery into early afternoon. temperatures holding steady.
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it will plummet tonight. this evening dropping into the 20s. by this time tomorrow morning we may have a little light snow beginning to move in from the west. temperatures in the mid-20s. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s, future windchills for the day ahead. that's coming up at 4:41. now melissa is looking at construction. >> a little bit of construction around town. route 1. jefferson davis highway. should be out of the way in just a little bit. 66 westbound as well at lee highway. we do have a disabled vehicle off to the right side of the highway. if you're headed out any time soon police trying to get that out of the way. otherwise, shouldn't be slowing things down too much. you can see all the folks headed southbound. no problems there at all. nice and cold out there this morning, of course. but no problems on the roadway. inner loop and outer loop moving along quite nicely too.
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no major issues. branch avenue, indian head highway looking good. weather and traffic on the 1s. a baby kidnapped from a california home has been found dead. long beach police confirming they found the body of 3-week-old baby girl in a dumpster behind a restaurant. this after someone shot her parents and uncle at a home. we have learned they are in critical but stable condition. as of right now police are still looking for the shooter. eun, back to you. angie, thank you. it is now 4:34. a fire ripped through app apartment building in alexandria. it shows flames and heavy smoke pouring out of the apartment. it broke out near little river turnpike yesterday afternoon. 15 people were displaced in that fire. >> i heard people crying and yelling.
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it was an intense feeling. >> three women were tthe hospital for smoke inhalation and burns. investigators say it started on the first level and spread on the upper floors which put a lot of people in the path of the rising smoke and flames >> a high rise in silver spring is work to go clean up thousands of dollars of damage in a fire. you're looking at the lennox park apartment near silver spring metro station. some people were forced out of their apartments. the flames started when someone left food on the stove >> jury selection begins in one of the most anticipated trials of the year. tsarnaev is facing 30 charges in the april 2013 bombing. his brother was killed in a shoot-out with police in the days following the bombing. last week a federal judge turned down a defense request to have the trial moved out of boston.
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coming up in the 5:00 a.m. hour what prosecutors are looking for as they choose jurors today >> the man who took 48 days to capture for allegedly killing a pennsylvania police officer is in court today. frein was found by u.s. marshalls weeks after the deadly shooting. authorities say they confessed. a second trooper was injured in that shooting. former redskins player will two on trial for domestic assault. he hurt his former girlfriend at their home in ashburn. a fairfax county judge will set a trial date for jayson werth. he was convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail. he is now appealing that conviction. st july a virginia state trooper clocked his porsche going over 100 miles per hour on the beltway.
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former virginia governor bob mcdonnell heads to court tomorrow to find out whether he will head to prison. prosecutors want him to spend at least a decade in prison. maureen won't be sentenced for another month. president obama is preparing a multicity brainstorming campaign leading up to his state of the union address later this month. he is expected to announce new executive orders that he wants toss pursue with new congress taking office tomorrow. republicans will soon have control of the senate and the house. republican leaders in congress say they'll use their first few days in congress to challenge the president on a number of items. among top priorities changing the language in the affordable care act. and improving the keystone xl
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pipeline. a city in prince george's county considering lowering the voting age. and thieves take a van. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein will have what you need to wear today in your weather and traffic on the 1s. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. today the hyattsville city council wants to know what you think about lowering the voting age allowing 16-year-old to cast ballots. and beginning her second term as prince george's county state attorney. she was the first woman ever elected as state attorney for the county. convictions have increase since she started five years ago. 41 degrees outside our studios. we are trying to get prepared for a big chill to come our way. >> everyone has to get ready going back to work and school. weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. >> aaron is rubbing his hands. quite a contrast from 80 to 40
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where aaron was over his holiday. for today, yes, dress for a a blustery and chilly day. you won't need an umbrella. but have a jacket hat, and maybe a wind layer over the jacket. winds will be blustery and gusty. bright sunshine later this morning. you'll need your sunglasses. it's above freezing. upper 30s near 40. mid-40s in what a what by the bay. future temperatures. feels like temperature. by noon time it will feel like the 20s. during the afternoon, windchills dropping north and west of the metro area down to the teens. wind will be gusty as that cold air moves in later today into tonight. look at that. chances for ligmorrow. coming up next weather and traffic on the 4s at 4:51. you heard the "s" word. >> i'm nervous. i don't like my roads combined with the "s" word.
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66 west at lee highway, still have that crash there. it's off to the shoulder. nothing really to live look at 270, jermantown road. that's moving along nicely. inner loop and outer loop looking good. maryland 95 at cherry hill looking good too. thank you, melissa. 4:42. crews are searching for more bodies and debris as they miss for the missing airasia plane. a prince george's county synagogue is making changes following a
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a memorial service will take place today for the northern virginia yoga teacher who died while hiking in mexico. his family says he fell off a a
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cliff and hit his head while hiking. search crews found his body in a ravine. . condolences still pouring in for long time espn anchor stuart scott. he passed away at 49 after battling cancer. fans are remembering a speech that scott gave last year. >> live. fight like hell. and when you get too tired to fight, then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. >> scott had battled cancer since 2007. he started at espn in 1993 and helped change the way anchors talk about sports on tv he is survived by his two teenage daughters. virginia state police work to go solve a hit and run. it happened about this time on new year's day. a car hit a man at garris
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sonville road near the shopping center. they may be looking for a red chevrolet. if you know anything about this case call state police. looking for a gunman who shot two teens who were on their way to an event at the hishkantor a ah synagogue. the 16-year-old and 19-year-old walking by more shot. neighbors say they heard more than just one shot. >> my husband heard three shots, pause, or gap, interval five more additional gunshots. >> the synagogue is changing its policy about renting out its space to other groups. the teens are expected to be fine but have not been able to give police any descriptions. this morning police are looking for a special needs van stolen from kensington.
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joan palmer has spinal muscular atrophy and needs a wheelchair to get around. she also used a specialized van to get to holy cross hospital where she volunteers. she said it gave her a sense of freedom and mobility. >> i know i'm not, but i can go out in the front yard but i can't go anywhere. >> that van is a 2013 white honda odyssey with a license plate 26465-ht. it's worth at least $80,000. and palmer says she only had it for about three months. 4:47. there's been an arrest in a double shooting in park d.c. that has seen a a spike in crime. investigators are now charged a man in the shooting. and carrying a firearm without a permit. murders, sex assaults were all up in ward five which prompted public safety meetings with
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police and city leaders. indonesian navy divers are looking to find suspected wreckage of flight 8501. sonar from u.s. navy ships has detected five large objects on the ocean floor. search teams are hoping that is the main body of the plane. they believe that's where most of the passengers will be. so far 34 bodies have been recovered. 162 people were on the plane >> vettors are going through the wreckage of the plane crash in kentucky. they are trying to figure out how a 7-year-old girl survived that crash. four people died in the plane crash, which happened in lyon county kentucky. they were flying from key west florida to illinois. the 7-year-old walked for more than a mile to the woods telling the man inside she was in a crash and she thought her parents were dead >> reporter: today federal investigators are inspecting the
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wreck withage from the dead my plane crash. the lone survivor, a 7-year-old girl. the woods are vast. acres. we'll take a closer look at how this young girl may have survived. the very latest coming up on "today". today we could learn whether an american health care worker has ebola. that worker was exposed while treating the virus in sierra leone. it is being tested in omaha. this is video of the ambulance arriving at that hospital yesterday. doctors say the worker has not developed any ebola symptoms but they are taking precautions >> a family is preparing a funeral for a man struck and killed by a snowplow. this happened in connecticut. the man was jogging before dawn. police believe he stepped into the road to avoid running in the snow. >> take a look at the damage left behind from a line of severe storms in southern
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georgia. firefighters were out yesterday securing tarps on this home where the roof was partially blown off. most of the damage caused by strong straight line winds. a church steeple was sheered off. we had thick clouds we were flying through. >> i hate that turbulence. everything is kind of bouncing. >> when you talk about 80-degree weather i was thinking should i feel for you after all. >> i know right. >> still radiating 80 degrees. >> heading towards the 30s. >> indeed a cold start this morning. down near 40. storm team 4 radar scanning the sky. don't have any snow around the region yet. and it does look like we may be getting some this time tomorrow morning. temperatures above freezing. upper 30s most of west virginia and the shenandoah valley near
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40. near 40 in our nearby suburbs west and north of 95. right along 95, low 40s. mid 40s around the bay and the eastern shore. look at oakland. it is down to 23 degrees there. that cold air will be moving in later today. it will take a while for it to get here. blustery winds with lots of sunshine. hovering near 40 degrees through much of the day ahead. here is timing on some snow arriving tomorrow. it's a very fast-moving system. light snow. 5:00 a.m. in the shenandoah valley high lands of west virginia. maybe flurries then. by 7:00 a.m. some of that light snow in washington northern virginia into maryland. it continues to track east-northeast. the snow very light. enough for it to stick on untreated surfaces. by 10:00 a.m. it will taper
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off. leaving a dusting around the metro area. could have as much as one to three inches. a dust to go two inches in our western northern suburbs in this medium blue zone, western fairfax, northern montgomery loudoun, prince william, fauquier and farther west. there could be up to two inches in the higher elevations. a light dusting. enough for slippery roads. keep up with it with our storm team 4 weather app. in the 20s by this evening. near 40 this afternoon. mid-20s this afternoon when the light snow moves in. it will likely be sticking on some roads and untreated surfaces tomorrow morning. watch out for that. melissa will be here in the morning commute tomorrow. and a cloudy afternoon after that snow ends. much colder wednesday and thursday. high near 30. maybe near 10 degrees on thursday morning. thursday afternoon may be only the mid-20s. aaron will be in total shock by
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then. then friday saturday sunday, warming up a little bit. still cold though. >> can i call in sick tomorrow already? would that be inappropriate? virginia 95 northbound that will be armed for the next half hour. new disabled car, 66 eastbound at sully road. 66 running just feign. disabled car off to the right side. 270 at old hundred, not sure what this is. looks like a tow truck. everything moving along nicely. maryland 95 about bw parkway, no problems there. beltway at central avenue rolling along as well. thanks melissa. 4:53. coming up saying good-bye to a fallen new york police officer. police officers pay their final respects while new york officers protest again. staying healthy and fit in the new year. the newest gadgets and apps to help you keep your new year's resolution
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welcome back. thousands of police officers from across the nation paid tribute to a murdered new york city police officer. among them a group of officers is from anne arundel county. yesterday they made the trip to brooklyn to say good-bye to detective weinjan liu. it was not without protest,
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though. officers still turned their back to the mayor as he spoke. some plame him for supporting protests that are anti-police. everyone listened as liu's wife remembered the man she called her soul mate. >> weinjan was my hero. i could always count on him. my best friend. >> a gunman murdered him and his partner raphael ramos as they sat in their patrol car. >> the funeral for edward brook will be here in the district. senator brook was the first black man to be elected u.s. senator bayh popular vote. he was a republican who represented massachusetts. about pwe but he grew up here in the district. he died saturday at the age of 95. as a lot of you are getting back to work this morning,
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checking what you are paying for gas. in d.c. the average is $2.63. maryland $2.39. virginia has the lowest gas prices with an average on $2.13 statewide. like maryland the price in west virginia is also $2.39. here's joe fryer with a preview of something that could permanently change your drive to work. >> reporter: the consumer electronics show kicks off in las vegas this week. one of the big things self-driving cars. we'll show you how it works this morning on "today". . 4:58 now. if you're worried about sticking to your new year's resolutions, we may be able to help. new a apps to keep you on track. head space is an app designed to help you meditate and practice mindfulness. fit bit or the misfit shine can track daily exercise.
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pact can provide incentive to keep your goals. >> exercise more eat healthfully, whatever goal you want. set a penalty you will be charged if you don't make your pact. >> the quit bit is a smart lighter that tracks your smoking sets daily limits. and the bred pap is a food scale to help you track what you're eating. so many devices to help us try to do the right thing. >> i use the cheap old school method. best friend tells me i'm fat. don't eat that. >> ben does not do that. >> sure he does. i tell him too. >> all right, all right. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. news 4 today starts now. bundle up. here's a look at the temperatures right now. it is down right cold. it is only getting colder. we can see a change in temperatures of more than 20
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degrees today. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is tracking a temperature drop and the chance for snow tomorrow. an alert driving on the i-95 express lanes in northern virginia. we're live with what you need to know when using those lanes. first, good morning, effects. it is 5:00 a.m. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome on this monday january 5th 2015. >> hey, tom. >> hey, good morning. starting off with chilly temperatures. there's the washington monument. your weather headlines, a cold morning with blustery winds and chilly afternoon. then some light snow is looking more likely for tomorrow mainly in the morning. look at our latest wind gusts. a gust of 40 miles per hour. gusts generally around 15, 20,

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