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two children will join them. jackson spent 2 1/2 years in prison for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds. a new bridge is being built in fredericksburg and it may be named after are martin luther king jr.. a city commission wants to replace the fall hill avenue bridge over i-95 and name it for dr. king. it is part of a $44 million road widening project that started this month. and potholepalooza is officially kicking off in the district. mayor bowser will launch that aggressive evident to repartepair the craters in the roads. the district filled more than 7,000 potholes in the two weeks. you can report one pie calling 311 or go to the nbc washington app to learn more. >> and the whacky weather of march continues now with rain. it is chilly out there. put them together could make for an unpleasant day. >> your weather and traffic on the 1s. >> we've had pothole-making
weather with the freeze and thaw and now we have rain beginning to move this. rain stretches from west of fredericksburg in to the shenandoah valley and into west virginia, south from richmond down to the north carolina border. leading edge coming into culpeper area. the pink is a zone where it may begin to freeze up a little bit because temperatures are a little bit below freezing. so we have all these counties in pink northern virginia, including fairfax, loudoun, prince william, fauquier stafford over to culpeper. charles and st. mary's also just you included into the advisories. mountains, at or a little below freezing. because skies have still remained fairly clear around the metro area but as the rain moves in we will likely have a little bit of light icing so watch out for that between now and mid-morning. by 8:00 9:00 most of the region should be above freezing with the light rain. maybe sprinkles by noontime.
mid 50s drg the afternoon, small chance of some sprinkles. big chance of road work here this morning with your shawl chance of sprinkles. 66 west at glebe, we have two left lanes blocked. that is expected to wrap up around 5:00 this morning. taking a look at prince george's county everything in and town looks good. 270 at montrose, no issues there. 95 at lorton road rolling along quite nicely. time to get street smart. safety officials are kicking off a safety campaign. molette green live in college park with what they want you to start doing today. >> reporter: melissa, good morning. it might not feel much like spring this morning, but more people this time of year are walking and biking. and this campaign really which kicks off later this morning urges every kind of commuter to watch out for each other and to be more street smart. 75 pedestrians and bicyclists lost their lives last year in
traffic related crashes in the washington region. this is a push that also involves reminding drivers to really watch the traffic safety laws and if you break them, there are fines that could range from $40 all the way up to $500. we're live this morning along route 1 in college parg. i'm molette green. back to you. good morning, everybody. i'm richard jordan at the live desk following the latest on germanwings flight 9525 that crashed in the alps yesterday. recovery crews just arriving in this very remote area. one of the black boxes has been recovered. the cockpit voice recorder. investigate are torse srare tors say it's damaged but useable. helicopters are surveying the area. overnight, there was rain and snow in the crash zone. that is making it slippery.
family members of some of the victims are also arriving in the french alps. residents opening up their homes to host some of those families and we're also waiting to find out what the cause may have been for the downing of that plane or what caused the plane to go down. right now investigators say they have ruled out terrorism. a man faces second-degree murder charges in a deadly drunk driving crash that killed his friend. nancy tinoza died early sunday morning in northeast d.c.. court documents show momodui bello drank several alcoholic beverages before leaving a night club with tinoza and crashed into a parked trailer. >> this loss has created a hole that my body can feel and i said wish there was something that i could did to buy back a life, but i cannot. >> court papers say that bello dragged tinoza out of the car
while she was unconscious and eventually causeded her to hit her head on the ground. the united states student cheever's program brought her to d.c. seven years ago. there a link on washington, d.c. if you'd like to help her family fly her body back to zimbabwe for a proper burial. 25-year-old jenna cohn was last seen about 6:30 last night. she lives in the 13 thourgs,000 block of st. charles place. call montgomery county police if you have any information. and the search for a missing boy in virginia has which pand ed x. expanded. police believe he walked away from his home on sunday. more than 100 people from different agencies have been working around the clock to find him. today marks 40 years since
anyone last saw two missing sisters from montgomery county. police are hoping for a huge break in the case. katherine and sheila lyon went missing on this day in 1975. the bedford county sheriff's office says new leads have led them to another search this week on taylors mountain in virginia. authorities have named richard allen welsh sr. and his nephew lloyd lee welsh oigas persons of interest about that. the fbi says the man you see in this video is now under arrest. they believe that wilson assay robbed 12 banks in the last 15 months. he was arrested in arlington. police say the bandit would have a cell phone in one hand a gun in the office and then escape, you guessed it, on a bike. the fbi used cell phone records to track him down. just before he became virginia's governor in 2014 democrat terry mcauliffe's
electric car company received special favors from the department of homeland security. p that's according to a "washington post" report. dhs inspector general says mcauliffe and other politicians were granted special visas and called it unprecedented. the report says the favors were not illegal, but did create the appearance of favoritism. mcauliffe's office says he asked dhs to process visa applications in a timely fashion. $3.5 billion, that's how much federal workers and retirees owe in back taxes for last year alone according to the irs. about 3% of total workers and retirees owe money. housing and urban development workers had the highest raise. and workers at treasury including the irs, just 1.2 delinquency rate. but federal workers are more likely to pay their taxes.
spotsylvania county could be the prime location is for a professional baseball team. the supervisor told the freelance star there are talks to bring the hagerstown suns minor league team to the county. but a team owner says the organization is also looking at a few other locations. city of tread ricks wurg has also expressed interest in building a new stadium for the sun. the suns are a class a affiliate of the nationals. demanding more in ward four. how neighbors there are taking action after a spike in violence in their community. caught on camera. the dramatic demise of a brazilian tour bus. what caused the earth to swallow it hole. the storm team 4 team is working for you very hard this morning. and you can see why. take a look at storm team 4 radar. tom will tell us what time we could see some rain drops.
take a look. a bus carrying tourists in brazil washed away after falling into a giant crater in the road. it took just a couple of minutes for the bus to be washed away by the muddeddy waters. all of the passengers were able to escape. look at that. oh my word. >> wow. open that door and he was laying there on the bed and i immediately grabbed him and ran out. >> this video here shows a police officer saving the life of a 3-year-old in georgia. this was all caught on his body camera. he arrived at the scene here before the fire dwept and was
told by the child's grandparent that the child was still inside. so he headed into the smoke and darkness rescued the child. and the police officer said i earned my paycheck. i did what i'm paid to do. a bit of a chilly morning on this wednesday late march. still no signs of spring. >> tom kierein is here with the forecast. >> march still acting like a winter month. s's cold this morning. 20s near 30 in the metro area. rain beginning to move into this cold air and as a result getting a little bit of light icing. the area of pink watch out for that. could be icing on elevated surfaces. and this includes shenandoah valley, from luray west of there up to petersburg. this area in pink under freezing rain advisory st. mary's, charles, fairfax, loudoun, panhandle of west virginia and
points south of there for some of this icing especially between now and around 8:00 this morning. temperatures out ahead of that are in the 20s to near 30 degrees. bus stop this morning, have an umbrella ready we'll be in the mid-30s in the metro area and likely an umbrella needed between 8:00 and 9:00. look at the rain timing for the rest of the day coming up at 4:51. more road work happening here this morning. this one just popped up. and this has been around for the past couple of weeks. naylor road between branch and good goodhope a section of the road shut down. no major problems on the beltway. 66 east of sully road no problems either way. and 95 here in virginia as you're headed north out of prince william stafford couems at all. remember for more traffic when you get into your car this morning, make sure to tune into wtop 103.5 fm. today afghanistan's new president addresses congress. we are learning what you and
right now there are a lot of concerns about crime in northwest washington. in mayor bow sr.'s ward there, have been 17 different shootings in just the past month. and hundreds have signed a petition on care 2.com asking the mayor to address this. lots of people showed up at a forum for candidates seeking to fill bowser's council seat. neighbors told us they want to
hear some type of a plan. >> we have to work hard as neighbors when we see crime happening to report it. >> we're putting a link to the care 2 petition online. the ward four special election is happening next month. crime is going down in fairfax county. police released new statistics that say there were nearly 350 fewer crimes than people last year than in 2013. that includes things like assault, rape and murder. ten murders more than two years ago. they also released numbers in crimes against society and property. and they were both down. the new president of afghanistan will address congress one day after president obama agreed to slow down the departure of u.s. troops from afghanistan. and now tracie potts joins us on the hill with a look at what this could mean for u.s. commitments long term. >> reporter: well, the white house is saying long term it means we are still planning to
get out of there, get the vast majority of our troops out of there by the end of next year. but the half of the 10,000 who were coming home this year they will stay. so basically they're pushing everything toward the last year. and that is at the request of afghanistan's new president. he will be here in just a few hours on capitol hill speaking to congress. evgeni says they're expecting more extremists to rise up in the spring. there is also a concern by some that isis could begin to take hold in afghanistan. so he wants the troops to stay through this year also just a few weeks ago, another world lead are waser was here speaking benjamin netanyahu, and now he's denying allegations that israel was spying on our nuclear talks and feeding that information to republicans here in congress. breaking news out of san
jose. a police officer was shot and killed in what initially received like a routine call. the call was that there was man threatening to kill himself inside his home. when police officers arrived, that man started firing at them with a high powered rifle. that's when the officer was hit. the suspect now identified as 57-year-old scott the dunham is hold up in the neighborhood. police say he's drunk and he's suicidal. they're evacuating the neighborhood including a strip mall. it's not clear if the suspect was shot in that exchange of gunfire. the oir that was killfficer that was killed had been the on the force for 12 years. in new 4/your health the first of its kind medical center on wheels will be unveiled today. united medical center is making this possible. the umc mobile clinic will serve wards 7 and 8 and prince george's county. these are areas with some of the highest rates of diabetes hypertension and obesity in the nation. the first of two mobile units will visit neighborhoods six
days a week. if you are struggling to get noticed, you may want to be looking at your lipstick shade. could be wearing the wrong one. researchers at p&g beauty say there are three shades to help p you get what you want. images are were shown to more than 2,000 people and their opinions were the same. go bold for power if you want to get noticed, wearing a more natural tone suggests that you have a warm personality, and go pink about if you are looking for a little bit of fun. guys i know that you really look at this every single day, what shade you're going to wear or -- >> i think i could care less but apparently the research -- >> today you have a warm personality shade. >> apparently show. but you have to be careful with that stuff. you can't just walk out with a big red bold lip on monday afternoon. it's a bit much for daytime. >> well, you can, but -- >> you can wear a big bold red tie. >> anytime of day. and hope will you have a big
bold red umbrella too. >> we'll need it. >> rain moving in. leading edge of that rain is pushing in to cold air. where you see the patch of pink that's where they theremay be a little bit of light icing on the way. right now coming into northern culpeper county and right there on the fauquier and cull peppeper county line this area of rain moving in to cold air as it does move in we may get icing all these counties in pink under freezing rain advisory including fairfax, loudoun, panhandle of west virginia shenandoah valley. and southeast of there, stafford, cull pep,peperculpeper pap rappahannock could have icing between now and late morning. and temperatures in the upper 20s now as the rain does begin to move in, it's a little bit warmer. warrington at 31 quantico at 32 out ahead of that only in the 20s. so as this rain does move in
watch out there could be some slick spots especially on 66 and maybe on 95 some of the rural roads of northern virginia. here is the timing on more rain moving in by 8:00 a.m. we'll have just a few light sprinkles into the metro area. and after that between 8:00 and noon that will be moving off to the north and east. most of it will be north and east of us into the afternoon, but later might get a few scattered sprinkles popping up. otherwise just a lot of clouds around through the rest of the afternoon and into this evening. so have the umbrella ready and wear a warm coat gloves hat as we'll have the light rain for the morning and maybe a few sprinkles in the afternoon. and then a big change after we get to the mid-50s this afternoon, low 70s tomorrow and maybe late showers. right now it looks like the timing on rain moving in not until after sunset on thursday and that may linger into friday morning. showers and then cloudy on friday. still looking dry for the weekend, 40s on saturday near 50 sunday. near 60 monday and into tuesday. and now what's going on with the
commute? i like the temperature for tomorrow. right now do have construction colesville road between georgia avenue and wayne, that will be around probably for the next 20 i want ins or so. 95 into and out of town, bw parkway in and out of town just fine. same thing when we go down south here and look at prince george's county, branch avenue indian head highway everything looking good. 95 in virginia at you newington rolling along quite nicely. and 66 as you're headed into town or out of town not having any issues. we'll have a live picture of 270 coming up in ten minutes. we want to tell you about a new partnership you'll be hearing more about. beginning take, you'll be able to hear news 4 reporters and meteorologists on wtop radio. >> that's right. and you can listen for usn you're looking for news traffic and weather in our area. we're also pleased to say that some of the trusted voices that you hear at wtop will join us here on news 4. all of this designed to provide you with the latest up-to-date information wherever you are.
pay for metro or else. a crackdown is coming for riders who do not pay on trains and buses. the saeg addingagency is adding more metro police officers. they will issue warning citations and eventually fines up to $100. metro police issued some 3500 citations for fare evasion last year. it's also leading to more confrontations between metro ride he isrs and workers. the zoo is adding new security screenings and bag checks after violence in the neighborhood last year. you might remember someone was shot just outside the zoo last april. there could also be a cap on how many people can be in the zoo at one time. a unique solution is out there to deal with the traffic and parking issueses the cherry
blossom festival can bring. aaa and the american bus association are supporting a plan to build a giant underground parking lot under the mall. >> oh, lord, yes. >> the group says the current system in place has not been effective.ays you may not have enough money in your 401(k). your savings account. to live when you retire. the provide kree benefit institute found the median amount is more than $18,400. researchers also found 40% of american workers have less than $10,000 in their 401(k). older workers tend to have more savings in their plan. at vanguard median savers was more than $76,000, but that's not enough money for health care and daily living as you need in
retirement. you may be paying one of the highest prices in the country for baby-sitting services here in the district. d.c. is among the five most expensive markets for baby-sitters nationwide. if you're a parent in d.c., you're paying about $15 an hour for one child and up to $5 per hour for additional kits. according to care.com the average is around $13 per hour. top three most expensive cities are san francisco, san jose, and boston. i'm sure a lot of parents are saying 15 bucks, i wish. we pay way more than that. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m.. crews at the sight of a deadly plane crash in france. this morning we're learning new information about the block box recovered from the wreckage. and it is time for
potholepalooza. how you can help get them plugged up even faster. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. we appreciate you joining us. it will get warmer eventually, but first some of you may experience some freezing rain this morning. tom, is this ever going to let you up? >> yes, eventually march becomes april. and there is the capitol under a cloudy sky. this area in green is rain but it is coming into colder air and it does advance farther to the north. we're getting some icing in the pink. a few scattered areas especially along the ridge tops in the shenandoah valley, farther to the west, where there could be a little bit of vae light icing. we