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lder. s it's a much more pleasant morning. we're near 50 in the metro area. 40s north and western suburb. climbing into the 50s shenandoah valley. this mild air will continue to move on in. but this morning, you'll need a light jacket. it will be on the cool side. then a short sleeve afternoon. showers and thunder looking likely tonight. coming up the hour by hour warming temperatures for the day ahead. how is the commute? right now pretty good taking a big look at the beltway. everything rolling along nicely for us. beltway at new hampshire, again inner loop and outer loop rolling well. no major problems. 66 here into and out of town, nice and green. lots of movement. 95 northbound southbound in virginia also looking good. wanted to update you. 672 at beech aggressive lanegrove lane, road now open. wonderful news for all those folks in that area.
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66 again looking -- arriving i should say through falls church, arlington, you don't have any major issues. remember of course to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car for the latest on traffic. new details this morning in a fraternity scandal at the university of maryland. the student who sent an offensive e-mail using racial slurs and references to rape will not return to campus this semester. megan mcgrath has details on this. >> reporter: we are learning new information about a university of maryland student who sent an e-mail that has as you mentioned racial slurs and also uses references to rape. we're learning that student will not return to campus. now, the student would wroteho wrote the e-mail was a member of the kappa sigma fraternity. it was written a year ago but
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only recently came to the attention of university officials. a letter sent to the vice president for student affairs says by mutual consent between the student, his family and the university he will not return to campus. the e-mail referenced rush week when students pledge fraternities and sororityies. the student tells six recipients to ban certain fraternity activities and denounces consent to sexual activity. police want your help to find this 71-year-old woman, mary bean. police gave us this picture, but the problem here is this is the only picture they had to go on and it's been about 20 years since this was last updated. bean was last seen on emerson yesterday. she was last seen a blue deny him hat, gray wool jacket and jeans. if you think you've seen her, please call d.c. police. former congressman jesse
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jackson jr. expected to be released from a federal prison today. he just finished a 2 1/2 year sentence for misspending campaign money. he's headed to a halfway house. his father will accompany him. and today the man charged with murder and abduction of a university of virginia student will be in court. jesse matthew faces charges in this case. p a new trial date will be set in may. matthew also faces charges of attempted murder and sex you'll assault in fairfax county. video of a tornado touching down in the oklahoma city area. the town hardest hit is this is video just coming in. several drivers captured it. several parked under an overpass
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to wait for it to go by. this is a gymnasium destroyed by the storm. 60 to 70 people inside we're hearing one person has died as a result of this but several others injured, many taking shelter in basements after hearing the tornado sirens going off. right how about 41,000 people are without power an several schools in the area have closed. a lot of damage there to clean up this morning. and we want to let you know that we are just getting word from d.c. police that that silver alert has been canceled. mary bean has been found. so good news there. as we continue this morning, many red skin fans along with the team are sending the son of former redskins coach joe gibbs. j.d. gibbs works as the president of joe gibbs racing. he's undergoing treatment for symptoms of impacting areas of brain function. doctors believe the symptoms are related to previous head injuries. chilling video of a controversial arrest caught on camera. why police say they used such
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excessive force to take down a suspect. you know the saying 15 minutes could save you money on your car insurance. but so could getting married. we'll explain how and why you shouldn't just run out to the altar quite yet.
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and he kept on choking me. >> there is a lawsuit against several police officers in michigan right now for what happens in this video. you can see officers approach floyd dent's car with a gun and then it looks like he's put in a chokehold and punched more than a dozen times in the head. this happened in january. officers tased dent as well. this happened after he was pulled over for running a stop sign. police say they thought he was running away from them. flooding in central chile turns roads in to rivers. heavy thunderstorms, torrential rains all through that area you caused a river to overflow sending water and mud into town. people living on the river shores were being rescued by helicopter because the roads were blocked by woorater and mud. the concern now is potential mud slides. most of the area has no power this morning and officials say
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the good news here is that no one has died but at least one person is missing this morning. always hard to see video lying that coming from different parts of the world. here we're expecting some rain later, but if you look outside right now skies aren't too cloudy but still not too bad. >> look at that small two digits in the corner of your screen. that's 53 degrees. some 15, maybe 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. yes! >> what a change from yesterday morning when we were dealing with some icing and testifs near freezing. much milder this morning. we have showers an even flashes of lightning this morning. northern neck of virginia around virginia tidewater, now crossing the lower part of the bay. just about to head up toward salisbury, passing south of cambridge. that will be over the next half hour or so. north and west in the metro area we're all dry. temperatures right now metro area near 50. we'll be hovering near 50
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through 8:00. some of the showers will be east of i-95 through noontime. and by noon ought to be into the mid-60s for your lunch hour. a short sleeve day today with afternoon highs soaring into the low and mid-70s by mid to late afternoon. we'll have breaks in the clouds as well, and partly sunny. and then we'll have that rain arriving that's not going to be until later this evening. a look at the new timing on that coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:21. right now we are hovering in the 40s north and west of washington near 50 in the metro area. southern montgomery the district, prince george's county and fairfax. look at luray, 57 degrees. this southerly breeze will continue to bring in the mild air. let's check on the commute. right now still have the closure because the of fire department activity.
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elsworth between fenton and georgia, that small area shut down as they respond to a fire in that area there. wide look at things overall, inner loop and outer loop everything flowing nicely. a lot of the earlier road work now completely cleared. beltway at river road aller loop headed southbound no problems there. nice and clear. 66 running in to up to and out of town just fine. same thing 95 in virginia. you don't have any issues either. as we move over to prince george's county overall everything flowing quite nicely. branch avenue pennsylvania avenue here indian head highway, everything rolling along. and remember 270 at shady grove road we had an earlier extent this morning. not an accident but a very cool incident woman delivered a baby on the side of the road in the south bound lanes. just didn't make to shady grove hospital in tim temperatures babies on the road it's a wonderful day. you'll soon be able to do more on your facebook messenger app.
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mark zuckerberg announced that you can use messenger to install apps and buy things. you can also have real time conversations with businesses involving transactions and orders. your receipt and shipping information will also appear on messenger. you can already use that application to send picture, video, and audio clips as many of you already know. developing right now in france new details emerging at the sight of the germanwings plane crash. what the flight data recorders are revealing about the whereabouts of the pilot at the time of that crash. plus fwrusomegrewsome accounts of smoke's damaging side effects. the latest campaign t
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french authorities asking interpol to send a response team to the french alps to help in the investigation of the crash of germanwings flight 9525.
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interpol plans to send four experts to the scene, this comes as a report surfaces that one of the pilots was apparently locked out of the cockpit when the plane went down. that information attributed to the cockpit voice the dayta from the black box recovered from the wreckage. the airbus crashed in the french alps earlier this week all 150 people on board died. again, the investigation continues to find out exactly what caused that crash. 5:16 right now. secretary of say the johnfof state john kerry has landed in switzerland for critical meetings on iran. there are just days left before the deadline for a preliminary deal over iran's nuclear program. we're working to get you details as they a rise from the meetings. deadline for a basic framework is the end of this month. sgloot the university of oklahoma will release a report on a video showing students chanting racist slurs. the university says the report
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will be released on friday. and that it will not suspend anymore students. one of the frat brothers levi pettit who led the chant on that video held a news conference yesterday to apologize. he met with civil rights activists, pastors and elected if i recalls in s in officials. he said he was geeply sorry for his role and, quote upset and embarrassed that he failed to stop the chant. he had not say who taught that to him, though or where he learned it. in the day ahead, a uva student at the center of a bloody arrest is expected to plead not guilt i in a charlottesville courtroom. martese johnson faces two misdemeanor, obstruction of justice and public intoxication and swearing. cell phone video show johnson with a bloody face as a.b.c. officers pinned him to the ground outside a bar in charlottesville. johnson needed ten stitches as a result. because of this incident
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virginia governor mcauliffe is ordering all a.b.c. officers to be retrained immediately. he signed an executive order requiring agents to be retrained in the use of force, cultural diversity, policing an interacting with teens. mcauliffe ordered police to investigate johnson's arrest. tonight there will be a vigil for a missing kinder garner. search teams are looking for 5-year-old noah thomas. his mom reported him missing early sunday morning. he was last seen at their home in the roanoke area. police do not suspect foul play. take a good look at him there. if you see him, please let police know. want to show you will video here of an attempted robbery in northwest d.c.. attempted. police say the two men here didn't get away with anything. you can see them trying to use a screwdriver and a crow bar to possibly open this atm in a gas station on missouri avenue. we're old after some kirking ingkicking and pounding failed, they decided
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it's not worth it and drove away. the fbi facing a lawsuit from a man who is serving time in in fairfax county. zachary chesser is in prison right now. five years ago, he pleaded guilty to trying to join a terrorist group in somalia. he says the fbi wrongly took his infant son at that time. he was arrested with the baby at the airport and says the fbi told his mother that he and his wife plan to raise the boy in jordan. in fact his mother is also in the lawsuit. she has full custody of the boy right now. today we are expecting to learn a lot more about some new rules designed to keep you are becoming trapped this debt. check the nbc washington app as we learn more. the protection bureau is looking at two kinds of requirements for lenders. prevention and protection. lenders could preventerifying your income and
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borrowing history up front. or they could protect against defaults with affordable repayment options and limits on how much you can borrow in a year. a live look at the capitol this morning. later today, the house will vote on whether on-to-keep federal estate tax. the house is divided. some say alit would only help the very wealthy. individual estates of more than $5 million are exempt and for married couple the exemption is over $100 million. however, repealing the tax would add billions to the federal budget deficit. in just a few hour ben affleck and bill gates will testify at a hearing on diplomacy, development and national security. this is part of senate action on the budget. the senate's budget plan increases defense spending. a vote could happen this week. snow days don't hurt student progress. at least that's what the numbers seem to show.
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researchers at harvard university are comparing weather data and student test scores. it seems a number of canceled school days because of snow doesn't hurt children's reading or math scores. progress was affected on days when it snowed and schools stayed open, but there were fewer students in class. we're not talking about snow today. we have been looking forward to this all week long. we're about 15 to 20 degrees warmer right now and it's only going to get warmer. >> tom kierein has the skinny on this. >> yes, enjoy this while you can. it will be short lived. but we'll take it. after the deep freeze we've been through the last several mornings this morning we are generally in the 40s and 50s. we have some showers too. they're passing well south and east of the metro area now exiting the northern neck moving over toward salisbury. been a little flash of lightning, too, with this coming on through. and it's passing just west and
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south and east of cambridge. right now metro area just clouds coming in we are in the 40s in production prince george's county fairfax. south and west milder air coming in. shenandoah valley funneling up the valley in luray, right now 57 degrees. that's the warm spot. near 50 in the mountains, as well. here is timing on more showers later today. east of the i-95 corridor, this is as of 10:00 this morning, could get another round of showers coming through, maybe some thunder and lightning, but no severe weather. and then other lighter showers moving through into the afternoon, but most of the metro area should stay dry through the daylight hours. then it's in the evening hours, that's when we'll see some thunder coming in, maybe some flashes of lightning and some downpours briefly coming through by 8:00 p.m. coming right into the metro area. and then it tracks to our south and east after that. and stays kind of wet overnight.
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by this time tomorrow morning, might have a few lingering showers. so the rest of the day today, a rapid warming all the way into the 60s by noontime. mid-70s by midafternoon. it will feel so good. mid-70s. and then tomorrow cooler weather moving in a little sun back highs low 50s. chilly weekend coming up. small chance of sprinkles on saturday. and then mild start to next week and dry, partly cloudy each day. coming up at 5:#31 a look at neighborhood highs. have some construction hanging around northbound garden city drive at westbound 50 that right lane and ramp blocked. so a warning there. beltway at st. barnabas everything flowing along quite nicely there. 95 in virginia lorton road northbound southbound, you're completely fine. we know it will start getting slow northbound near dale city because we're approaching the 5:30 hour here. wide look at things inner loop and outer loop rolling along.
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and eastbound montgomery village avenue there at the355, still road work in the right lane. it's 5:24. a new study is out and it looks at the factors that go into your car insurance rate. the study from insurance finds that you can save money if you're married. researchers found a married 20-year-old on average pays 21% less than a single 20-year-old for the same policy. hawaii the only state where insurance companies are not allowed to factor in marital status. the study also found a 20-year-old man pays more than a 20-year-old woman. as for ages on average car insurance drops every year until you you turn 60 years old. how about that. and you can soon do more business on your facebook messenger app. the ceo mark zuckerberg announced that you can install apps and buy stuff, you can also have real time conversations with businesses. your receipt, shipping are information will all appear on your messenger app.
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you can already use that app to send pictures video and audio clips. we're learning this morning that powdered alcohol will not be sold in maryland. alcohol wholesalers and distributors have agreed to a voluntary ban. the powdered form of alcohol can be dissolved in a bench, but there are fears that it could be snorted or abused by minors. virginia has also banned that powder. in "news 4 your health," a new ad campaign hoping to motivate your friends and family maybe to quit smoking. some of these images are tough to watch. the new ads from the cdc will feature graphic images like some of these and stories from former smokers. it hopes that these real life stories will be a scare tactic. >> it was vefdevastating when i foupznd out could i lose my central vision.
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>> the vdccdc says it's to make you think twice about smoking. a maryland airman got a surprise when he arrived for what he thought was a bible study class. >> listen to this. >> hello! that is jeff coverdale of the united states air force arriving for a surprise party. he just returned from a mission in afghanistan. it was his third deployment and it looks like he's glad to be back state side with his fiance. >> just happy to be back, enjoy family get married, all that good stuff. >> coverdale and his fiance are due to be married in colorado on august 8. >> welcome home and congratulations to them. all right. lots of school districts had to close their doors because of the snow this winter. today we'll tell you how all of those snow days could affect one district in to next year.
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he's very lucky that they're not talking about firing squad and death penalty for him. >> army sergeant bowe bergdahl charged with desertion after abandoning his post in afghanistan. we'll explain what is next for bergdahl and how long he could spend behind bars.
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looking at the stories making headlines right now a university of maryland student will not return to school. that student september annt an offensive e-mail last year. jesse matthew expected in court, he faces charges in the murder and abduction of university of virginia student hannah graham. and tornadoes slam several parts of oklahoma. at least one person is dead and schools in several areas are now closed. good morning, every. i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. take a look at storm team 4 radar. this system is headed our way today. we turn to tom kierein. and before that moves in, we are going to feel a little more
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springlike today. >> finally we'll get pay back for the frigid mornings we've had. right now just clouds ahead of that rain. live view from our tower camera overlooking northwest washington. south and east of the metro area, there have been showers and even flashes of lightning up toward cambridge and just south of there headed toward salisbury. that will be pulling well south of the metro area. look at the neighborhood highs today, just a wonderful afternoon. it will be in the low to mid-70s in the metro area. cooler right by the bay in the 60s. and maybe passing showers east of 95 from the morning into the early afternoon. most of the region stays dry for the daylight hours. western part of the mountains, thundershowers moving in, but everybody out there, it will be beautiful. warmest temperature, manassas down to culpeper and fredericksburg and laplata. coolest southern maryland and parts of the eastern shore just in the mid-60s by later this afternoon. and we'll have a look at your bus so that forecast the drive
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time commute forecast coming up at 5:#41. new crash we're just hearing has cleared now. northbound fairfax county parkway at the toll road that is now getting out of the way, it involves a fairfax county connector bus. wanted to mechanics that. in silver spring intersection of elsworth oig and fenton, still have fire activity there. wider look, everything flowing nicely. 270 at old hundred, nothing happening here but look you how slow that is headed southbound through hyatts town. this curve is usually slow. 5:30 in the morning, though, a little early for much of a backup there. so we'll take another look at this and see if perhaps something has just popped up. and 66 at 50, all these folks with headlights in-bound. we'll take a look at travel times coming up at 5:41. today fairfax county schools will be discussing what could be a major change to the school calendar. if classes are canceled one more time this year for a weather
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emergency, it could force a major change down the line. zachary kiesch live to explain everything that could happen. >> reporter: good morning. you know, when you've missed ten days of school i guess it's never too early to consider what will happen if you miss another one. fairfax county public school board will be here at jackson middle school today to discuss that scenario and how it kind pact the calendar going into next year. if they miss one more day of school whether it's because of weather or an emergency, it could move the start date a little earlier. again, this is something that is not necessarily on the table right now but if they his another day, it could be. in which case fairfax county could start the school year before labor day. it would allow them to begin on monday august 31 and end on thursday june 16. thousand right now fairfax county doesn't qualify for the waiver they
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would have to miss 11 full school days do this. right now they're at the 10. and supposed to be a beautiful day today. probably would be the day that they miss another day but something they're considering. again, the school board would have to approve the new calendar. there is a new campaign to stop people who ride bus and train without paying. metro police is cracking down on fare is adding more metro police officers at popular rail stations and bus routes. they will issue warnings. then you could be fined up to $100 if you don't pay for your ticket. metro police issued about 3500 tickets for fare evasion last year alone. today we'll learn how prince george's county public schools plans to help your kids succeed over the next five years. the district is unveiling its strategic plan. a meeting at 7:00 tonight. we're told it will include actions to achieve a 90% or better graduation rate along with ways to improve a.c.t. and
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s.a.t. scores. school leaders want to ensure all students are 100% ready for college by the time they graduate. saudi arabia has launched air strikes in yemen. saudi arabia saying this is to protect the people of yemen from the houthi rebels a dangerous made lish a group occupying territory, seizing weche inging weapons from the government. iran calling this an invasion saying the air strikes is a dangerous step. but they are getting support from other nations throughout the region. coming up on 5:36 now. and today, we will learn more about how the obama administration plans to confront isis. the foreign affairs committee will head to the hilda to discuss a strategy to target the islamic group.
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iraq's president says a u.s. led coalition started air strikes yesterday targeting isis in the tikrit area. iraqi military recently asked for u.s. air support after three week of failed military activity. part of the offensive is being commanded by an iranian general who has publicly rejected any u.s. role in the fight. bowe bergdahl is facing desertion charges today that could put him in prison for years. the u.s. army charged the former sergeant with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, which means he put his fellow soldiers in danger. you might remember bergdahl was captive of the taliban for five years after he left his post if afghanistan. the u.s. traded five taliban commanders for his treatment last year. >> he's not a hero he's a traitor. he's a deserter. he left his post in war. p. >> that was the mother of another soldier who she says was killed while searching for bergdahl. nbc learned bergdahl could avoid
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jail with a plea deal but may still be dishonorably discharged. 5:37. our time right now. and two bears will make their debut at the national zoo today. >> that's right. the two male bear cubs will also receive their names. that happens between 9:30 and 10:0 this morning at the zoo on connecticut avenue. you'll have to wait a couple more days to see the cubs as they make their first public appearance on saturday. the cubs who were born this november are the third litter to be born at the zoo since 2010. >> pretty cool. nobody ever talks about crocodiles or something reptilian, scaly. i want to give those guys some love. some of the ugly animals. >> i'm sure all of them -- all of the ugly animals at the zoo are watching you you right for you and saying thank, man, appreciate that. >> there you go. see, that's happiness right there. maybe you have that tsa pre-check status if you're traveling all the time.
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this morning there are some new concerns about that program that could jeopardize its status. he's the king of the jungle. we'll tell you why one hotel is blasting the lion king for all to hear. a live look for you now from national harbor. if you want to take a walk on the waterside today, you may want do it early.
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the eva mendes collection. exclusively at new york and company. ♪ i want to change that to my alarm on my phone. that needs to wake me up. what a powerful wake-up call for spring breakers in florida. >> oh, wow. >> this is what a 22-year-old hungover kid gets apparently. is this a hotel in panama city. literally used that to wake people up that were staying in the hotel. of course you know it's the opening to the lion king. the video going viral online. you can see everybody went out to the balcony when it started playing. a few even did some dancing and singing. looked like there was one guy in the pool.
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>> but you don't know the words. like the only thing anybody knows is -- ♪ and that's it. >> brittany, i hope you have that -- that is getting tweeted as soon as we can. all right. let's get a look at weather. >> erika, will you please record my wake-up call? starting off early morning, we clouds around. we are getting rain southeast of the metro area passing well south of now salisbury. and there is a little thunder and lightning there that will move off to the north and east. bus stop this morning, have an umbrella ready. might get a few sprinkles. upper 40s to near 50. hovering between 50 between 8:00 and 9:00. later today, temperatures will jump. so have a light jacket and have an umbrella ready. we'll need a light jacket now but short sleeves later this afternoon.
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a look at timing of rain and thunder arriving at 5:51. have metro delays. this just popped up, blue and yellow line delays to mt. vernon square and largo. outer loop a looking good. quantico to the beltway, a little slow. 66 east to the beltway, you're on time at 11 minutes. when you hop in your car, tune into wtop 103.5 it fm for the latest on traffic. it is the fastest way for frequent flyers to get through security but there are new questions about the program that could jeopardize its future. and lots of us use itunes every day. apple is planning very big changes this morning. we'll tell what you prompted the tech company t
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welcome back at 14 before the hour. some of are you heading out the goor to thedoor to the airport. if you use the pre-check
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program, you know it can make getting through secure a lot easier when you're there. that ram just hit a milestone. more than a million people are using it. but a major security break has some member of questioning whether that program is worth it. tracie potts joining us live from capitol hill where they're saying your security could be at risk. >> reporter: good morning. we learned from an inspector general's report that a felon, a convicted felon, convicted of murder and explosive charges apparently slipped through and got into the fast lane at the airport. this is someone who was a former member of a domestic terror group. according to that report the government only found out about it because of the whistleblower apparently someone a tsa worker at the airport recognized this this felon and told supervisors but because told to go ahead and let him through. pre-check is typically people who apply for it. you pay $85, they check out your background and then for five year you get to go through the lanes. but now lawmakers want to know
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how did this happen. the tsa say of the million people in the program, it is one error. the ig's report does have some classified recommends on how they can prevent that from happening in the future. three women and one map are waking up this jail in northern virginia accused of running a drug ring. here are the mug shots of the four arrested by spotsylvania sheriff. they say they found 26 ounces of cocaine, $16,000 in cash, and several weapons. all four are from the new york area. >> the wife of the lawyer found stabbed to death at the done vowovan hotel is asking for your help. >> in one day, i lost the most important person in my life and the mapn i loved so much. and i have no answers. >> kim vaughn's husband david mess ererschmitt was killed two
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months ago. a person of interest is a woman who was in the hotel on the same night he died. you can see the woman in this surveillance video. mess his wife says if you know anything, please call d.c. police. fwloo a push to raise x taketaxes hey have hit a snag. a 15% property tax hike has been proposed. it comes to about $600 more per year for someone with a $400,000 home. but maryland senator anthony mousse has introduced a state bill that would significantly reduce the tax hike. the prince george's county council has the final say on this. they will vote on the matter in june. a well-known inn and restaurant has racked up thousands in taxes. the cozy restaurant in thurmont closed in june owing more than $150,000 in taxes. despite the closure, the business now owes almost $300,000.
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almost #$200,000 of that is the debt and property tax. the owner says he plans to make good on the outstanding property taxes but the cozy inn will now close its doors. the 78-year-old owner cites his age as being the reason for the closing. and we're learning this morning that five girls have overdosed at a frederick county maryland high school. the sheriff says the girls took prescription drugs at oakdale high. four students were taken to the hospital, one was released to a participants. investigators say a 15-year-old student supplied the drugs. want to show you video causing a lot of buzz on social media. eleanor holmes norton having a rough time parking on capitol hill. it shows the congresswoman sort of awkwardly parking outside the cannon house office building. you can hear people who captured the video saying she hit one of the cars. we did reach out to her office. they tell us the owner of the closest car reported no damage. >> places to go people to see. a group of heros will be
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honored today in fairfax county. >> i'll being emceeing the 37th annual valor awards, it honors heros really who have put their personal safety at risk to keep the community safe. it starts at 11:30 this morning. dozens of police officers firefighters sheriff's deputies corrections officers a nurse, lots of folks who have really gone above and beyond. happy to be part of that ceremony. >> look forward to seeing some pictures from it. want to turn to tom kierein now, the man of the hour. bringing us some taste of real spring here. >> finally march giving us a present. today it's behaving itself has we've had clouds coming in. showers passing southeast of the metro area. they're heading off toward ocean city. might be a few flashes of lightning with that.
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another batch of showers and thundershowers here in north carolina. that will be passing, as well. south and east of the metro area. that will be later this morning maybe around noontime it will move in south and east of us. so we'll have most of the shower activity to the east of the i-95 corridor. then by noontime, some other showers moving through, but maybe a little closer to washington. generally dry in the metro area. this this evening we'll likely see rain and thunder in the panhandle of west have a vargs win chess tergs just west of luray. then after that, it's between 6:00 to 7:00 that that shower and thunderstorm activity will be moving closer. p but i don't anticipate any severe weather with these, just brief downpours, maybe a believe gust of wind, but no damaging winds. just thunder and lightning and showers coming on through. and then between 8:00 10:00, still showers moving through and around this time tomorrow
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morning, it will begin to dissipate and break up. right now it's mild. we're in the 40s north and west of. low to mid furts south-50s south and east. a few passing showers east of i-95 through noontime then sun breaks out this afternoon and temperatures soar into the low to mid-70s much of the region. so enjoy a short sleeve afternoon. then those showers tonight ending early on friday. sunday back friday afternoon but cooler. and into the low 50s. saturday a blustery wind maybe a few sprinkles, maybe flurries in the mountains. just in the 40s near 50 on sunday. then as we get into next week monday tuesday wednesday we'll have highs in the 60s on monday. tuesday in the upper 50s and wednesday, in to the mid-60s. melissa has an update on traffic. absolutely. right now good update for all of you rail riders here. blue and yellow line, initially we were telling but those delays. we are back on time on the blue and yellow lines here this
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morning. wide look at things, no major problems right now. lots of movement. 95 at dale boulevard, northbound/southbound looking good. beltway at indian head highway rolling along nicely. did have construction earlier in that area. now that has moved out of the way. 95 in maryland bw parkway in and out of town everything is actually rolling along quite nicely there. and then 270 at montrose road, all of those folks are headed southbound and not having any issues at this point this morning. so pretty good news there. first 4 traffic is always working for you. in you you live in arlington you might have noticed some of the newest sidewalks already showing serious wear and tear. bits of debris breaking off the tops and ending up scattered in some spots. now, according to arl, they're investigating why certain sidewalks are crumbling, looking in to whether it's a
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construction flaw or weather related. they say it's not a safety issue. that's good. you'll soon see relief on route 7 in loudoun county. construction under way to complete a missing section of russell branch parkway. it's a several hundred foot stretch just east of ashburn road. you can stay with first 4 traffic for updates as we get closer to seeing that roads is slated for sometime in 2016 p. price of a saltwater fishing license is going down. it will cost you you $17.50 for an individual license starting april 1. that's 5s less than the price right now. a group license to cover everyone on a boat for a year will fall from $53 down to $48. good news there. big changes could be coming to the service many of us use to listen to music. landon dowdy here with that story and more. >> good morning. apple is overhauling its music
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business. the "new york times" reports the company is working with engineers at beats tocompete with spotify and seek more exclusive album releases. itunes will unveil all of this in early skrun. and starbucks says let them drink cake. the coffee giant is offering a special birthday cake version for just the next five days. it's made by blending vanilla bean and hazel nut flavors and stopped by raspberry infused whipped cream. >> looks good. landon thank you. the carnival pride is returning to baltimore. you can now sale year round from baltimore to bermuda or even the bahamas. the ship will be welcomed back to the point this weekend after a major facelift. you can check out all the new features which include an adult only serenity room. that sounds pretty nice. >> i've been there. very nice. >> the ship will dock at 6:30 on
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saturday morning. you can look forward to that. plans for a new ballpark in loudoun county on hold for now because of a lawsuit. the loudoun times reports a trial is set for october to decide a lease for the stadium. it's a 5500 feet stadium, part of the one loudoun county development in ashburn. it would be built at the intercession of route 7 and loudoun county parkway p. you may soon be eating food cooked by world class chefs. developers at the wharf in southwest washington are in talks with top chef alum ss being encouraged to open new restaurants. the restaurants are just part of the project's $1 billion first phase which is expected to open in 2017. we're tracking new developments on a tornado this oklahoma. at least one person injured after tornados ripped through a neighborhood there. we're
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right now on "news 4 today," showers, but 70 degree temperatures. that is not a typo. we'll be in the 70s today. radar showing some showers headed our way. tom will time it all out for you
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and tell you when exactly in your day you'll need that umbrella bdand the short sleeves, 00. and the same storm system responsible for a series of dangerous tornados in oklahoma. at least one person has died. richard jordan has more from the live desk. >> path of destruction left behind by this dangerous storm system throughout oklahoma. specifically in the oklahoma city area we have video to show you some of the drivers caught the twister as it was moving toward them. many of them had to pull over taking shelter underneath an overpass as they recorded the video. look at those images there. one person is confirmed dead. one town hard hit is sands springs. a mobile home community was practically whipped out. several other people in other neighborhoods taking shelte


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