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here's what's happening right now. former redskins fred smoot is in court to face domestic assault charges. plus a trial that much of the country will be watching is under way. the surviving boston marathon bombing suspect is in court. why it could be slow and tough to the start of this trial. and we're keeping an eye on two big weather changes. dropping temperatures by midweek. these 40s will be in the 20s and there could be snow. good morning, everyone. i'm barbara harrison. despite a cold wind this morning, maybe the warmest part of our week. and by this time tomorrow snow could be on the ground. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell joins us now with his first
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forecast. good morning, chuck. >> good morning, everybody. don't be fooled by the sunshine out there. cold air is overrunning the mid-atlantic. this will lead to our first legitimate chance of maybe an inch of snow in the downtown washington area by tomorrow at this same time. here's our official forecast map. maybe up to an inch in the metro area. maybe a couple of inches out to the north and west. this is not going to be a major storm. but it might have aairly large impact on your day tomorrow. as due to the timing. it could interfere the second half of the rush hour tomorrow morning into tomorrow afternoon. storm team 4 radar for now is all clear in the metro. light snow showers drifting through on the cold northwesterly winds. temperatures in the mid to upper 30s to around 40 right now are going nowhere for the rest of the day. in your whether to wear category, your hat, your gloves sunglasses all of it to help bundle up. sunglasses will trend ever downward below freezing. cold air, more of it coming in.
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this alberta clipper means a chance for snow and winter weather advisories are likely. more on all that coming up. barbara, for now, back to you. >> all right, we're waiting to talk to you about it. more on this a dozen students were taken to the hospital. their bus rear ended a car on the way to high school. chopper 4 was over the scene. the crash happened just about 7:00 a.m. on hawthorne road. that's in indian head. all 16 students on board were taken to the hospital. the driver of the car was also transported. a major accident is now clear on i-95 in fairfax county. it slowed a lot of you down this morning on your way back into work after the holiday break. take a look at the backups. chopper 4 took pictures like this for at least an hour and a half. no one was hurt but delays reached as far as 10 miles. and with the crash, it was a good first step for the i-95 express lane. vdot says a trip of 55 or faster any time of the day.
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right now, it would cost you $3 to travel the 29 miles from one end to the other. at their peak during rush hour they cost $11 earlier this morning. a former redskin star is in court right now facing charges of domestic abuse. news 4's megan mcgrath is live in loudoun county where fred smoot is going on trial today. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. we thought the trial might again at 10:00 this morning but the judge had a number of other cases to deal with. actually took those case first. we're sort of in a holding pattern at this point. however, all of parties involved are here at the courthouse. take a look at this video here. we did catch the arrival of fred smoot. he arrived here with his attorney. we also saw the arrival of his former girlfriend valerie jackson. so everyone here just waiting to get things under way this morning. smoot is accused of assaulting his former girlfriend valerie jackson back in november. he was charged with misdemeanor assault. jackson posted pictures on
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instagram which appeared to show marks on her neck shoulders and arms. smoot has denied assaulting jackson. his lawyer says that smoot had tried to break up with her and that his arrest was the result of the vindictive actions of a disgruntled ex-girlfriend. he is also a contributor to comcast sports net which is owned by the same company as nbc 4. although his appearances have been suspended indefinitely. the trial set to get under way later on this morning. my colleague chris gordon will be in the courtroom and will bring you the very latest when it happens. reporting live in leesburg megan mcgrath news 4. today a fairfax county judge will set a trial date for nationals outfielder jayson werth. worth was convicted last month and sentence to ten days in jail. last july aclocked his porsche going over 100 miles an hour on the beltway.
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prince georges county police are looking for three armed men that broke into a home. it happened near the university of maryland campus at college park on potomac avenue. the man inside the home said he feared for his life and gave the men his belongings. students were sent a umd safety notice telling them about this incident. jury selection is under way for suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. the fight to get the trial moved. and if security precautions. plus back to work. the president returns to the white house, but not for long. the trips ring ring! progresso!
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angie goth here with this just in from alexandria. police to the live desk. new video, a 7-11 in alexandria. take a look at the video. do you recognize this guy off to your left? there he goes. he acts like he's going to pay. then he jumps over the counter. wrestling with the clerk there shortly. is able to get some cash and take off. this happened last month. it was a thursday night around 8:30 on december 11th. the clerk wasn't hurt but police are still looking for this guy. you can see he is wearing a black jacket black pants. he's believed to be between 25 and 35 years old. 6 feet tall 210 pouns, shaved
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head and goatee. if you recognize him from that video, please call alexen nandria police. this man died while hiking in mexico. his family says he fell off and hit his head. search crews found his body friday into a ravine. the service will be held in sterling where simrin was an active member. waste nothing timeing no time a new call for d.c.'s new mayor. plus a new congress gets to work this week. what will be the first bill sent to the president. and i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. there's a bright sunshining and a brisk wind blowing on the storm team 4 weather desk. this is as nice as the weather is going to be all week. more about our first snow chance of 2015 when i see you next.
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right now, jury selection is going on inside the boston federal courthouse. lawyers on both sides are picking a jury for the trial against suspected boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. more than 3,000 people have been called to be potential jurors. nbc's jay gray is live outside courthouse with more on the selection process. good morning. >> good morning, barbara. we've learned tsarnaev was in
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the jury assembly room as the judge gave his initial instructions to the first group of potential jurors. between 200 to 250 people that have been called in for the morning session. this is something that will continue through the mornings and evenings as they try and seat a jury in this case. it's going to take some time. the judge has said 2 to 3 weeks for jury selection and following that he announced this morning that the opening statements in the case will be on or about january 26th and this trial will last 3 to 4 months. that means it will likely be going on at the same time this year's boston marathon is run. look the defense tried to get this trial moved at least a couple of times. denied both by the judge and the appellate court here. wanted to push back the start date. the judge again said no. so they've started this morning beginning what will be a three or four month long trial. something that the city, many of the survivors, have been weighting anxiously for.
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they say it's not something that will reopen old wounds because they live with this every day and they're anxious to take the nest step in the recovery. that's the latest from boston, jay gray back to you. >> thank you, jay. murial bowser is on capitol hill fighting for d.c. to become a state. at that press conference this morning, tweeted this picture. holmes norton was also there. they discussed why d.c. should become its own state. yesterday on "meet the press," mayor bowser talked about why it's important for washington to be financially independent. >> we can start with budgets. unhooking our government from the federal government. >> we wouldn't be talking about lawsuits about marijuana. >> we wouldn't talk about lawsuits or shutting down the government when the congress can't figure it out. >> bowser also made a case for the house to restore the district's vote in the committee of the whole. in the day ahead, the city
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council wants to know what you think about lowering voting age. the counsel criminalcil will hear public comments. the council meeting begins at 7:45 this evening. if you have medicaid or know someone who does it can now be harder to find a doctor. the government stopped paying doctors extra for treating medicaid patients and some told "usa today," some doctors, that they won't see those patients anymore. at the same time millions of new people are covered by medicaid because of the affordable care act. some states including maryland ill now use state funds to keep paying the doctors. download the nbc washington app today for a breaking alert. bob mcdonnell is being sentenced for corruption tomorrow. prosecutors say he should spend ten years behind bars. his lawyers believe he should perform community service instead of jail time.
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bob mcdonnell's wife will be sentenced next month. it's back to work this week for president obama. and the new republican-led congress. they're hoping to work out a deal on jobs and the final part of this year's budget. nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama's hitting the road this week to lay out his agenda. talking jobs in detroit. home sales in phoenix. and college in tennessee. >> i want to work with them. i want to get things done. >> reporter: republicans say approving the keystone pipeline will likely be the first thing to hit the president's deck. >> we should put a lot of people to work almost immediately. >> reporter: but not enough democrats say. >> we're going to introduce an amendment to add clean energy jobs. >> he's going to have to decide between jobs and the extreme supporters of not having the pipeline. >> reporter: next for republicans. >> we have to pass a budget. there's only buteen one budget passed in the last six years.
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>> reporter: while blocking the president's immigration orders. >> i do think immigration should be done piece by piece. >> reporter: republicans will try again to roll back health care. focusing on something democrats may agree with. getting rid of the tax on medical devices. >> the hope is that we will find a way to pay for this and get this tax off -- >> you haven't figured out how to. >> reporter: cuba iran syria also expected to take center stage when the new congress returns tomorrow. the white house says this week the president will announce more executive action. things he can do on his own. in addition to those policies he wants congress to change. tracie potts, nbc news washington. and for more on what you would watch for as congress return we're joined by mark murray nbc's political editor. happy new year. lots to come. tracie just mentioned the keystone legislation. if that does pass will the
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president veto it? >> you know it's unclear. i think all indications are from the press conference that he gave at the end of 2014 is if it's that he doesn't think is going to help the country. this is about canadian oil. it's not going to create a lot jobs. there's a big question on how many democrats will end up supporting that legislation even to be able to get to president obama's desk. but certainly one of the very big things from -- kind of big thing from president obama about how the 114th congress will go. >> we talked last week about the controversy surrounding representative steve skal ease. he had some problems. he spoke to a white supremist group. what's going to happen there? >> this story isn't going away. sometimes when you're in this kind of midst scandal you styles don't know whether the person's going to lose their job or not. he has very little margin for error now. it will congress come back on the house, on the floor of congress the united states senate every one of these republicans gets a
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question on should steve scalice remain in his position the question is will there be more republicans asking. they realize this is such a really big headache or we just pass and go on to another story later on down the line and people forget about this. i don't know how it's going to break. >> have both republicans and democrats weighed in on their feeling about scalice? >> they have. democrats are mostly -- you know they think that scalice should resign. they want to make the most out of it. republicans are really divided here. republicans trying to say this is a big distraction, it's not helpful. others including boehner right now are certainly backing skalice. >> the immigration fight, are we going to see that again? >> absolutely a really big story. it's all about funding the department of homeland security. remember when congress ended up passing that spending bill in mid-december. it dealt with everything but the department of homeland security. this is where republicans want
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to have their big fight on immigration. the question is who ends up paying the bigger price for the fight? if you end up having some type of potential shutdown on the department of homeland security. >> what about boehner? is he safe in his position? will that come up too as an issue? >> barbara, he -- >> and what will be the issue? >> he is safe. there will be a speaker election tomorrow with the new congress. he is safe. but there are about 10 to 15 to 20 house conservatives who will vote against him. it creates a little troublesome headline for republicans. going to again, make him divided. even though the majority of house republicans are going to support john boehner. it's still a reminder that right conservative flank he has is problematic for him on legislation they want to pass. >> i guess we've covered just about everything. >> it's a lot to watch. >> we've got more to talk about. for more from mark and the rest of the nbc news political team check out first read on nbcnews.com. congress getting started. thanks a lot for being here. after a good weekend at work the coach of the carolina
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panthers had a scary start to the week. and behind bars reality star starting her new year in jail.
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brack breaking news out of miami, florida. just hearing a federal judge has okayed same sex marriages to begin in miami-dade immediately. then across the rest of the state, starting at midnight this after a ban was ruled
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unconstitutional. and discriminatory. that's according to the florida judge. right now, county clerks getting ready, as they prepare for what they are calling what's going to be the next -- a next busy day or next few busy days i should say. barbara, back to you. >> thanks angie. right now, reality tv star theresa guidice is in a federal prison. reporting to the prison danbury, connecticut, around 3:00 this morning. she's serving a 15-month sentence for bankruptcy fraud. theresa and her husband pled guilty to the charges last year. joe also pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes totaling more than $200,000. he'll begin his 41-month sentence after his wife's prison sentence is completed. take a look at this video. this is firefighters in china rescuing a 2-year-old girl trapped inside a washington machining. the girl crawled into the washer and got stuck inside a tube. firefighters had to carefully
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cut away at the tube using pliers and power saws. it took about an hour to free the girl. thankfully she was not hurt. you can snap up some great deals this month on holiday decor and other things. it seems january is also a good time to buy electronics such as tvs. why, you may ask. well international consumer shows kick off with the latest and great etest gadgets. stores want to get rid of their old stuff. this month you can find deals on bedding, winter clothing and treadmills. that according to consumer reports research experts who monitor prices. we're following a developing story out of california. an infant found dead inside a dumpster. plus new information on what or who started a fire in alexandria that displaced more than 15 people. and these sunny skies out there not doing much to warm us up this morning. but the real cold air doesn't
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>> good snow cover and 10 to 20 miles per hour wind is a good deal. >> families kept moving by ice skating. one family says it was a perfect time to teach his son how to skate. no one was on the rink because it was too cold. chuck bell joins us. we've got some cold air coming in our direction. we probably shouldn't get out on the potomac. >> no nobody get out on anything. area lakes or rivers. what little ice we would have will not be thick enough at all. absolutely no stay often the ice, everybody. there's not much out there yet but by the end of the week there will be plenty of frozen ponds and waterways. so get ready for what will be our first real cold snap of the winter. outside for now, it is bright and sunny. 41 degrees at reagan national airport. but the wind is really going out there, out of the west. averaging 22 miles per hour. and the wind shear is back down
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near or below the freezing mark in many locations. don't be fooled by the sunshine on your way out the door this morning. winter weather advisories for tonight and tuesday's storm. nothing in our area just yet. winter storm advisories and warnings back out to our west. a fast-moving alberta clipper. it has verythis will not be able to tap moisture from the gulf or the atlantic. that will keep snow totals down. what it does have is plenty of cold air to work with. the leading edge of this cold shot will bring a little chance of snow. right now, it's only 32 in hagers town. 36 in frederick. 36 in leesburg right now. 39 mon nas sus. a little bit warmer down to the south. you folks down there to the south of washington your temperatures will also be falling all day. current windchills teens in northern maryland. 20s for montgomery and frederick counties. mid-20s in loudoun county.
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below freezing windchills all the way down to about andrews right now. cold windchills into southern maryland as well. what do you expect for tomorrow. why the time you wake up, everybody, all the temperatures will be below freezing. most likely time for snow between 6:00 in the morning and 3:00 in the afternoon. higher amounts north, into parts of southern pennsylvania. here's where the storm is now. dropping out of alberta, canada. it's riding about a 75 75-mile-per-hour jet stream wind. it's going to race across the country. winter storm warnings in iowa. winter weather advisories for chicago. winter storm watches in cincinnati. you can see here no advisories anywhere around here just yet. i do suspect before the sun goes down today, we will have advisories to deal with. so what to expect for a little snow tomorrow. a lot of wind on wednesday. a lot of cold arriving wednesday, on into thursday. here's the timing of it. clouds coming in quickly overnight tonight. by 6:00 in the morning, there's
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the chance for snow moving right into the metro. 9:00 in the morning. light to moderate snow. really depends how much moisture we get. but by noon time tomorrow, things already starting to wind down by 3:00. just a few lingering flurries as the storm races out to sea. the cold air follows in right behind it. always a good reminder with the weather in the headlines, download our storm team 4 weather app and have the latest forecast there in the palm of your hand. forecast. today, 43 now, down to 29 degrees by midnight. 26 by tomorrow morning. highs tomorrow may struggle to get above the freezing mark for a brief time. again, snow totals generally around an inch or so around the metro. maybe 2 to 3 inches in northern maryland. wednesday, mostly cloudy and cold. highs below freezing on wednesday and thursday. coldest day of the bunch will be thursday. downtown temperatures could drop into the low teens. most if not all of the suburbs, outside the beltway.
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single digits on thursday morning. the cold weather lingers into next weekend as well. when i see you in a few minutes, we'll have another check of that snow total map. >> thanks a lot. that abducted after her parents were shot has been found dead. police found the baby in a dumpster behind a strip mall yesterday. she disappeared saturday night after her parents and uncle were shot inside a home. all three of them survived the shooting. so far, no arrests have been made. and right now, reports that search crews have found the tail of that missing air asia flight 8501. nbc news is working to confirm that the tail has been found. the plane's black boxes would be inside that tail if it didn't break up when it hit the water. crews also pulled three bodies out of the water today. sonar technology has been able to spot five large objects at the bottom of the java sea. 162 people were on board when
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the plane went down. this morning, virginia state police are working to solve a hit and run in satisfytrafeford county. it was on garrisonville road at behalf bafferton boulevard. he's in serious condition. police say the car may be a red chevrolet. it would have damage to the front passenger side of the car. if you know anything about what happened please call virginia state police. a fire that ripped through an apartment building in alex alexandria was set intentionally. the fire broke out near little river turnpike just off 395 yesterday afternoon. 15 people had to leave their homes. it is uncertain as to when they will be able to go back. >> and i heard people crying and yelling. it was like an intense feeling, you know? >> three women were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burns.
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investigators say it started on the first level and spread to the upper floors which put a lot of people in the path of the rising smoke. carolina panthers head coach ron viv ron rivera and his family are okay after a fire. everyone was able to get out of the house safely. the cause is under investigation this morning but firefighters say it appears to have been accident accidental. right now, police are looking for a gunman who shot two teenagers. the teens were on their way to an event at the mishkan torah synagogue. just before midnight some kind of fight broke out. someone started shooting. the 16-year-old and 19-year-old were walking when they were shot. they are expected to be okay we understand. the synagogue is now changing its policy about renting out its space to other groups. dogs rescued. thousands of miles away. coming to our area to find new homes.
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plus new information just in on a special needs van that was stolen from our area. the desperate search and the happy ending.
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angie goth at the live desk. we are hearing morgan stanley has fired an employee that sold data from clients. the data of up to 900 clients
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including names, account names and numbers were briefly posted online. this did not include passwords or social security numbers. but the firm did say that it is working with authorities right now and they're investigating this. this problem, the missing information was discovered a little more than a week ago. barbara. >> thanks angie. right now, 1,400 lucky students are buzzing about the first day of school at the new high school. take a look inside the brand-new facility. 350,000 square feet complete with a two-story common area. now, crews will begin knocking down the old building and setting up a new football stadium there. today, nearly two dozen dogs will arrive in our area from south korea. the humane society rescued them from a farm that was planning to use them for food. the humane society said the conditions on the farm were quote, miserable. 12 are puppies. later this week they'll be transferred to d.c. and northern virginia shelters where you can
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see them and adopt them if you're interested. sarah palin is blasting peta after she posted this photo of her 6-year-old son standing on their dog at the kitchen sink. palin posted the photo on her facebook page. the photo got nearly 70,000 likes and comments. some including peta called it inhumane to let anyone stand on a dog. palin responded, dear peta chill. at least trig didn't eat the dog. others offered support saying the dog would have moved if it had been hurt. new at midday a van stolen from montgomery county is now back at home. joan palmer lives in kensington. she needs a wheelchair to get around. she told police -- she told us that police recovered her specialized honda odyssey today. we've not confirmed that with police as of right now. palmer told news 4 why having the car back with her is so important.
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>> i feel like i'm trapped. i mean i know i'm not, but i can go out in the front yard but i can't go anywhere. >> palmer uses the van to get to holy cross hospital where she volunteers several times a week. the van is worth more than $80,000. well if you've ever been to the woodly park metro station you know that trip up and down the escalator is a long one. coming up the work taking place right now that could temporarily make that trip even longer. plus does yoga have the same benefits as exercise like walking and running? the results of a new study itand three poses you might want to try in 2015. stay with us.
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right now, metro is taking its next step in a major project to replace escalators across the whole system. the latest station slated for repair is woodly park. the station was built back in 1981. its escalators have been used since then. there are six and metro says each one takes about a year to replace. the agency plans to fix two at a time and says the station will only close if it's too crowded to be safe during repairs. right now, an american health care worker is waiting to hear if he or she has ebola. the worker's being tested for the deadly virus at the omaha. the patient arrived yesterday. the worker was exposed while treating patients in sierra leone. doctors say the worker hasn't
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developed any symptoms. it's been one year since colorado became the first state in the country to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. nbc's harry smith is here with more on how people are using pot in a variety of ways. >> this is a nail you have to heat up. >> reporter: dabs of concentrated and super potent pop known as shatter or wax are heated and inhaled. >> you guys want to join in someone will pass you a hose. >> reporter: then there are vap pens. e-cigarettes that vaporize hash oil. perhaps the most popular al tern tim to alternative to smoking pot is eating it. >> just like candy. not for children though. >> reporter: the array of choices is staggering. >> chocolate, candy. we have these incredible bars which are ranging from 25 to 100
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milo grams. >> reporter: but ed edibles can be risky for marijuana novices. >> the problem is somebody takes it. if they're looking to get intoxicated. they don't feel an effect rapidly. they take more and more and more. you can see how rapidly they can stack doses and take too much. >> reporter: bob is a founding partner of incredibles an edibles manufacturer that has doubled in size in the last year. >> people think edibles are dangerous. do you understand that concern? >> i understand where they're coming from but from the industry standpoint the edibles now are safer than they've ever been. >> here's what bothers some people. if a kid sees this sitting on a coffee table, a kid is -- there's nothing that's going to stop that kid from eating that. >> you're correct, a kid should never see this sitting on a coffee table, ever. a kid should not see a vicodin
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sitting on a coffee table. or a loaded gun. >> reporter: in colorado legal marijuana has arrived, wrapped in gourmet chocolate with the lingering aroma of controversy. for cnbc, i'm hairrry smith. >> yoga may be as good for your heart as traditional exercise. with the start of the new year many people are trying new exercise programs. if yoga is on your things to try list we're joined today by kim weeks with a look at the three top poses of 2015. good morning. happy new year. >> a very old and dear friend who is a certified teacher. we started out together 20 years ago doing yoga. and now she teaches at the premier yoga studio in this area called unity with yoga. >> it sounds like you're going to be seeing a lot of new yoga students. what do you think about that? that yoga is as good and could
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even replace cycling and running and walking? >> those of us who have been doing yoga for so many years have been making this claim forever but now we have a scientific study that compares. and what the study shows and then compares is the benefits to yoga practitioners is identical to the benefits of those running, jogging, swimming doing whatever. >> what about the aerobic benefits? >> you're stretching the heart muscle and you're stretching the body from the cell to the organs to the mull muscles to the bones in a way that is alignment based. if you're running like this with your heart crunched over it's actually worse for your heart than not running at all. >> get some runners -- >> i know they might not like that comment. >> that's all right. obviously as you said this new stead study has shown that. now, the first pose. >> right to the middle. >> has to do with balance and fun. >> we were thinking that it's a new year it's a new time to
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start anything. and by the way, just do yoga with running, just a little bit of yoga. she's doing tree pose. a pose of balance and fun. i've never taught a yoga class without people falling over and laughing. it's a pose of a beautiful spirit. a tree pose. >> you can just work your way into that other side? >> yeah she can. those of you at home who may be a little intimidated, she can put her foot low to the ground here. i'm going to be the wall. she can lean against the wall and do the pose. you can do it any way you want. >> second pose is triangle pose. >> relief of tension, right? >> as we know from geometry the shape of the triangle. everyone here can see how many triangles she's making in the pose. a pose where you stretch the body in every actual -- every possible direction. >> not everybody can get down in that pose. >> they can't. but you can just start, you
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know for a few minutes a day. see how she takes her hand, everyone to her leg? that's an easier way to do it. >> how long do you hold that pose? >> probably like a minute to two. the easiest way is take your breath count in 1 to 10. >> we always ask you for -- >> yeah this is the risk taking pose. i don't want anybody to be scared by it because we practice this stuff forever to get here. but this is a metaphor for taking a risk into the yoga world. maybe you won't do a full drop back. she'll come up. so beautiful. this is call a drop back back bend. there are so many parts of it that are difficult. >> turn around so people can see you. thank you very much for coming and posing for us. and you can just get started any time and maybe you get to where she is by some point in your life. >>even onlike everyone. happy new year.
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our time right now, 11:51. coming up a preview of the health expo. and storm team 4 meteorologist chuck back is back.
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developing today here on news 4. jury selection's going on for the trial against dzhokhar tsarnaev. he's accused of setting off
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bombs at the finish line at the boston marathon in 2013. over the next few days more than 100 people will be considered for that jury. former redskin fred smoot is in court to face domestic charges. news 4's chris gordon is also there. check nbcwashington.com for updates. and we could see gas prices drop even lower. u.s. crude oil tumbled today below $50 per barrel for the first time in five years. also headed down this morning, stock prices tumbling down. oil prices have weighed on energy stocks in recent months. we're just days away. giving us a sneak peek at some of the free activities at this the year's events. >> if you stop by this weekend, you'll be able to take a cpr class. there's not a better example of why these classes are so valuable. the virginia woman literally
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died during a race but was brought back to life thanks to a stroke of luck. cyst seasonkristin is an avid runner. completing more than 100 races. she is a personal trainer. a nutritionist and life coach. without exaggeration health is her career and her passion. >> my heart isn't very strong. so there really wasn't that red flag to alert us this was going to happen. >> kristin does have a heart defect. doctors told her it wasn't life threatening and shouldn't stop her from running. but on october 19th, while running a ten-mile race she says her heart suddenly stopped working. she collapsed just a few feet short of the finish line. >> i died. sudden cardiac arrest. the doctor who was running behind me brought me back to life. >> tonight on news 4, you'll see an emotional reunion between
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kristin and the man who saved her as ministering cpr. it's something you can learn for free this weekend. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. at the washington convention center. >> and you're going to be there. >> i know you're going to be there. absolutely. and we hope you all are going to company out and see us. >> we want to know what's going to happen with snow tomorrow. >> it will arrive just about the time you get up for work and school tomorrow morning and it will last through about the lunch time hours. 3:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. you can see the snow showers just off to our west. by 6:00 in the morning, chances for snow in the heart of the city best chance for accumulating snow will be washington northbound to the pennsylvania border. by noon time tomorrow afternoon, it's in and out of here quickly. they don't have a lot of moisture. so snow amounts won't be all that impressive.
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but sometimes you get just the right amount of snow at just the wrong time of day, it can have a big impact. how much snow maybe an inch in washington and points south. maybe 1 to 2 inches for montgomery county, fairfax, loudoun county shenandoah valley. potentially 3 inches across parts of western maryland. obviously doug and veronica will be updating this forecast later on today on news 4 at 4:00 5:00 6:00 and 11:00. in the metro, a dusting, 1, 2 inches or so on average. these clippers are not big snow producers. falling temperatures today. 40s now to the 20s tonight. and then highs only in the low to mid-30s tomorrow. and below freezing high temperatures for both wednesday and thursday. thursday morning will be the coldest morning of the week. 13 downtown means probably more in the neighborhood of 5, 6 degrees out towards the shenandoah valley. good news for the weekend. it will still be cold.
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it looks like it will be dry. >> those freezing temperatures we should see the snow stick. >> it should stick around. the whole inch of it. >> all right, thanks. news 4 midday. we thank you for being with us. we invite you to tune in for 4:00 5:00
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>> abigail: ben? ben, it's me.
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>> ben: oh, i'm so late. i'm sorry, i tried to get out of work by midnight so we could be together. i tried to call my replacement 'cause he didn't show up-- >> abigail: no ben, ben, it's okay, it's okay. it's fine. fine, we're here. >> ben: yeah, you're right. these are for you. >> abigail: thank you, they are beautiful, i love them. >> ben: just like you. >> maxine: mm! excellent cider.thank you. >> daniel: you're welcome. i guess we better get back to it. >> maxine: yeah. >> daniel: all right, happy new year. >> maxine: take care. oh, wait, dr. dan.

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