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those heading west on connecticut avenue won't have to cross the busy street. a meeting will take place in northwest at 7:30. pat roberts is taking the helm of the dwight d. eisenhower memorial project. he faces a challenge, building support for the project. it's been delayed for years over objections to the design by eisenhower's family and others. roberts says eisenhower never stopped in the face of adversity and the commission won't either. it is an unforgettable image, the marine corps image has become a bit weathered. and now philanthropist david rubenstein is giving more than $5 million to help restore the bronze, and improve the landscaping. the memorial will remain open during the work. "news4 today" begins with breaking news. >> i'm molette green in
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northwest d.c. on "m" street in the 1200 block where d.c. police are investigating a shooting that happened a short while ago in this neighborhood. you can see there one, two, three police cars. one just left. couple of officers just went inside this apartment building. this is the claridge towers building. one came out and left the scene here. police found a man shot here a short while ago. he was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital. police tell us the victim and the suspect -- they believe know each other. but we don't have any further details as this investigation is just beginning. we're live here in northwest d.c. i'm molette green. back to you. >> all right, thank you. it's 5:01. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we want to check the forecast as well. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein telling us about a bit of a cool down before a warm-up.
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>> it's getting more humid too. it kind of feels like rain is trying to move in. not yet though. a few sprinkles around norfolk into eastern north carolina. getting a few light showers here. way out in western maryland allegany county garrett county and parts of the panhandle of west virginia. that is moving off to the north up into pennsylvania. east of there clouds beginning to close in. a few breaks in the clouds to the north. you might see that bright moon in the western sky where temperatures are in the 40s. shenandoah valley most locations are right around 50 degrees. mild place around the bay. in the low and mid 50s. reagan national at 58. nearby suburbs are hovering in the low to mid 50s now. overlooking northeast washington that dark area that's the rock creek park. cool morning. umbrella in the afternoon. a mild weekend to follow and after that, turning summer like into next week. those are your thursday headlines. coming up amelia segal will
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have your walk to work forecast. we're driving live on 95. >> first 4 tracker right now headed northbound before dale city. looking for that crash that i can show you a live picture here of in a moment. take a look here off to the right side of the roadway. that is why we're seeing these kind of unusual slow downs, 95 northbound at dale city at least for this time of the morning. georgia avenue at norbeck road, a report of a crash here. you can see the reflection of those flashing lights here in that sign right there. just looking the wrong way. wide look at things, overall no major problems as you look at the beltway this morning. no major issues. the earlier road work at colesville road has cleared and "m" street northwest at 12th the road is closed there. back in ten minutes. >> thank you, melissa. 5:04 is your time right now. new developments from the protests in baltimore.
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protests over the death of freddie gray are now spreading nationwide. people are marching in new york, minneapolis and boston. you can see they shut down streets. in baltimore the second night of curfew ended a few moments ago. it quieter night. take a look at this video here from chopper 4. it shows smaller crowds at west north and pennsylvania avenues. protesters kept their marches in the city peaceful. and police said some people did throw rocks at officers. they arrested 16 adults and two minors in the last 24 hours. police had to release half of the more than 200 people jailed since monday. the law says officers have to charge anyone they arrest within a 48-hour period. they couldn't complete all the paperwork in time. baltimore police will hand over their account of what happened to freddie gray to the state's attorney's office. there are reports that say that will happen tomorrow. there are others that say that it will not. we still don't know what happened to freddie gray exactly. "the washington post" published one new account from another
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prisoner in that police van. the prisoner said gray was banging against the walls of the van intentionally trying to hurt himself. the post says the other prisoner was separated from gray by a metal barrier and could not see him. the gray family attorney disputes in i implication that gray somehow severed his own spinal cord. thousands marched across the country to demand answers about what happened. >> we're strong we're matching all night long. >> this is what it looked like here in washington. you can see the demonstrators walked by freedom plaza and the wilson building. the protesters held up signs that said black lives matter. dupont circle pennsylvania avenue and u street were some of the areas shut down. officers did not arrest anyone in d.c., but that was not the case in denver. you can see them marching past the denver jail. right behind them, police officers in riot gear. they arrested nine people, at
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least one for felony assault. and here is the scene from new york city. we just learned more than 100 people were arrested overnight. protesters blooded the -- flooded the streets on the way to times square. and in ferguson, they protested where they protested last year. now it's not clear if the shootings in ferguson and the protests there were connected. michael brown's father spoke to our nbc affiliate in los angeles. he said he's against the violence in ferguson and in baltimore. >> they said that they wanted peaceful. we wanted peace. >> michael brown, sr., is in l.a. as part of a new initiative to educate communities. we'll tell you what he said he hopes people will learn from the protests. that's coming up in 15 minutes. six minutes after the hour.
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today a judge is expected to set a new trial date for the man accused of murdering a d.c. corrections official. dawit seyoum killed carolyn cross with a wrench last september. last week, jurors could not decide if he was guilty of murder or not guilty by reason of insanity. and a mother is charged in the disappearance of her own children. her children sarah and jacob, had been missing since last september. police believe they're dead. police say that hoggle has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. new d.c. abortion law is stirring up another battle with the house republicans. the house is set to vote on a resolution to disapprove of the law. here's what the law does, its bans employers from discriminating against workers who get abortions. it also bans discrimination based on birth control choices. friday's house vote to disapprove of that new law is
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mostly symbolic. it is unlikely to go anywhere in the senate or get to the president's signature. it is now 5:08. today, bernie sanders is expected to officially announce a presidential bid. that makes him the second candidate to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. sanders is an independent from vermont. he's known for fighting income inequality and the influence of the wealthy on lawmakers. clinton remains dominant so far in the polls. all right. here we go. it wouldn't be the playoffs if the caps or the rangers got together. they start a best of seven series tonight and the capitals are hoping this is their year. the rangers, they're the nemesis, they ousted us during the last two playoff runs. game one is tonight at 7:30 on the nbc sports network. carol maloney will be there for all the action and she'll coverage at 11:00.
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come on. go caps. and the redskins hold the fifth pick in the draft. there's all sorts of chatter about what the redskins will do. some expert says the team will trade the pick, others say the team will draft a defensive end and some say the team will draft a quarterback. we will see. so there's a new study out that says redskins fans have the worst grammar of any nfl fans. this is according to "the wall street journal." the grammar power rankings are based on comments left on each team's official website. redskins fans average 17 mistakes per 100 words. followed by the saints and the dolphins. lions fans apparently have the best grammar. a mystery is unfolding in the boston marathon bombing trial after a witness goes missing. the key player that could save dzhokhar tsarnaev from the death penalty. his bloody arrest captured the attention of the nation. now the investigation into the johnson case is done. but don't expect to see it any time soon.
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looking live outside, washington right now, 58 mild degrees. clear out there now, but that that's not going to last. amelia segal will join us with
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tsarnaev's lawyers hoped to use his testimony to portray the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev as the driving force behind the 2013 bombing. the man is a russian immigrant who got to know the tsarnaev brothers while they lived in massachusetts. weather and traffic on the ones. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to find out what kind of day we're having. oh amelia segal is here. is she out on the storm team 4 weather deck for us? >> you got it. temperatures are in the 40s and 50s and it's not too bad. temperature in washington right now, around 58 degrees. the suburbs are coming in at the 40s. gaithersburg at 48. walking to work this morning you don't need the umbrella. temperature around 56 degrees. maybe some limited sunshine. very early as the sun is coming up at about 6:10. heading home though you'll be dealing with some rain. you only need the small umbrella
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with some showers. and a temperature of 71. now, tom's up in ten minutes with a look at when some summer temperatures are headed our way. but first, we sent it over to melissa. some slow downs on 95 already? >> that's right. take a look, 95 northbound. just before dale city. we have the crash blocking the right lane there so you have to stay left to get by that one. taking a look at 66 flying in to town flying out of town completely fine. listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car this morning. to 70 northbound rolling along nicely. prince george's county overall no major problem there is either. bang -- back in ten minutes. the new construction project starting in less than an hour. how the project will make it even more difficult for you to move around downtown d.c. breaking news right now, the new information about the rescue of a teenager in nepal. he survived underneath the rubble for five days. in the video, we can see members of the rescue team from fairfax county. we're working to find out the
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i'm kristin wright at the live desk. pictures in this morning of a dramatic rescue of a teenager in nepal. we are learning now that virginia's fairfax county urban search and rescue team helped several international rescue teams were there as well. they worked for six hours using an excavator and other tools to free this teenager from a small hole. you can see just how frantic and huge this effort was to get to this teenager. possibly trapped for five days since the earthquake. he was amazingly awake and talking when they finally got to him. the death toll in nepal growing still, 5,500. back to you. >> thank you. the parent company of three local hospitals donating up to $1 million to support the
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earthquake relief efforts in nepal. hca runs the reston hospital center and stone spring center. the money will be split between three organizations. the investigation into the virginia -- university of virginia's student's controversial and bloody arrest is complete. we're waiting to learn how they'll be released. alcoholic beverage control officers arrested martese johnson outside of a pub in march. johnson's attorney says the investigation shows abc agents approached johnson because they thought he had a fake i.d. the video of him bleeding while being handcuffed questioned whether the agency used excessive force. the commonwealth's attorney hasn't set a time line for the release of the report. with the attention on police brutality, michael brown's father is now working to help communities around the country. michael brown, sr., is in los angeles today. he says the violence is leading to a positive message. >> do i think it's okay no. but at the end of the day, those
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fires, the rioting, the looting and all that brought awareness to what's going on in our communities. >> brown's father said to raise awareness even more he helped create the newly formed michael brown chosen for change foundation. it helps young people get jobs and educate communities. >> what is the change that you're looking for? >> just helping the youth, keeping awareness to what's going on in st. louis and all over. >> brown sr. says he's advocating for peace. it is now 5:20. a traffic alert for you right now. we have a couple of road closures to pass along to you in the district. melissa mollet has some work arounds but first, megan mcgrath is where orange cones are going up this morning around the national mall. making its way for some history. megan, good morning. what piece what's going on? >> reporter: well good morning. this is part of the on going construction that you can see behind me at the national museum of african-american history and culture. they have requested some road
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closures for the next several days in order to do some of that work and move big equipment around. this is going to be a problem for people who travel through this area. it's a very congested area, lots of tourists around this time of year. so we are going to definitely see some traffic tie-ups. now it gets under way today after the evening rush hour. 15th street take a look at the map, 15th street is going to be closed between jefferson drive and constitution avenue. starting today at 7:00 p.m. through tuesday. then when that closure is over with, we are going to see another closure in the area. madison drive. here's the map. madison is going to be closed between 14th and 15th streets. that's going to start on may the 5th. that closure will continue through the end of the week. so we have already seen some traffic tie-ups in the area because of construction vehicles and even when the roads were open. with a complete closure we are expecting to see things get more dicey. so just plan your trips
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accordingly. gets underway after rush hour 7:00 p.m. tonight. back to you in the studio. >> all right, megan mcgrath, for us at the mall thank you. we want to get you up to speed on the forecast this morning. let's get right to tom kierein. >> you can tell the air is getting damp. there's a live view from the storm team 4 city camera. off to the east, the first light of this last day of april. and we do have temperatures that are down into the 40s and much of the region. the storm team 4 radar showing a few showers down into north carolina and southeastern virginia as well as out in east and west virginia. these are tracking up into pennsylvania. it is mostly cloudy a few breaks in the clouds now. temperatures are in the low to mid 50s. nearby suburbs inside the belt way. outside the beltway, right near the bay in the mid 50s. fairfax and loudoun, generally
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in the mid 40s. frederick county, maryland in the 40s to mid 50s. out in the mountains, near 50s and 40s as well. a milder start this morning. but you'll notice it's rather humid this morning. temperatures will be climbing to near 60 by mid-morning. maybe a little bit of sunshine. cloudiness by noontime in the mid 60s. hovering near 70 by the time we get to late afternoon. that's when we'll get some showers developing to the west then toward the metro area later in the day and into the evening hours as the showers come on through. temperatures drop back 60s and 50s overnight. cooler, cloudy, a little bit of drizzle off and on. temperatures in the mid 60s and then on saturday we dry out. a little chance of a sprinkle. otherwise, partly sunny, up around 70 in the afternoon. then a bit milder on sunday. into the mid 70s. then feeling summer like as we
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get into next week. up near 80 on monday. may hit mid 80s on tuesday. certainly feeling like summer as we get into next week. next weather and traffic on the ones at 5:31. a look at the hour by hour rain timing for the day ahead. now first 4 traffic with melissa. she has a road closure. >> yeah i want to talk about the road closure that megan was talking about. again this is 15th street between jefferson and constitution avenue right there. kind of near the mall. so what you'll want to do for your alternate, starting tonight all the way into next tuesday, take either 14th or 9th. a little bit of a mess. driving live for you in the first 4 traffic tracker through dale city this has opened quite a bit in the last couple of minutes. this actually has cleared out of the way and it looks from this camera like it has. right lane was blocked. looks like that's open at this
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point. georgia avenue at norbeck, that crash at the intersection there. back in ten minutes. it's 5:25. several beaches remain closed this morning along parts of south maui after a deadly shark attack. a woman was pulled from the water yesterday in a popular surf spot. this is the third fatal shark attack to occur in maui in the last few years. testimony continues this morning in the colorado movie theater massacre trial. there was gut wrenching testimony yesterday as we heard about the youngest victim killed in that theater. prosecutors asked the cousin of 6-year-old veronica moser to describe what she did the moment she realized veronica had been shot. >> i put my hand on her stomach to see if she was breathing and she was. so i kept telling ashley that veronica was okay. >> veronica died after first responders got her out of the theater. the alleged shooter james holmes sat still during proceedings. border patrol agents found a secret tunnel.
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the length of two football fields. that tunnel runs from southern california to mexico. and it is still under construction. agents discovered the tunnel after spotting a sinkhole south of san diego. they didn't find anyone inside. it's not clear whether the tunnel is being used to smuggle people or drugs. ♪ today vietnam is marking 40 years since the end of the war. a parade with floats and soldiers wearing dress uniforms marked that event today in ho chi minh city. at least 3 million vietnamese and nearly 60,000 u.s. troops died during the vietnam war. the curfew in baltimore expired about 30 minutes ago, but not without some arrests. an update on the situation there. no fare news4 goes undercover with the metro police as they crack down on those trying to get a free ride. and now you can see the rain is moving this way.
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in baltimore in a minute. but we are learning new information in the death of a man who sparked recent protests. a prisoner in the police van with freddie gray says he was intentionally trying to hurt himself. the gray family disputes that claim. a judge expected to set a new trial date for the man accused of murdering a d.c. department of corrections official. a judge called a mistrial last week after jurors couldn't decide whether dawit seyoum was guilty of murder or not guilty by reason of insanity. senator bernie sanders is expected to officially announce a presidential bid today. that makes him the only declared candidate to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning but first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news4 today" as we approach 5:31. your weather and traffic on the 1s, tom kierein has your weather headlines. >> good morning. when you step outside you will notice a lot of clouds overhead. a few breaks in the clouds maybe a little sunshine trying to break through. right now the storm team 4 radar
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showing some showers here gradually advancing north through eastern north carolina. this is the main area of rain that will be arriving here. but that won't be until later this afternoon. a few sprinkles out in western maryland and the extreme pan handle of west virginia. those are moving up toward pennsylvania. as we go forward through the day, here's the hour by hour timing on the rain by around noontime scattered rain showers across northern virginia. then in the afternoon, a few scattered showers around the metro area. might get rumbles of thunder or lightning in the mountains as we get into the afternoon hours. then a greater chance of the showers getting closer to the metro area as we get into the afternoon hours. next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 5:41. a look at your bus stop forecast and what to wear today and you have an update on that closure in d.c. >> update on that closure, that's probably going to be there for the next couple of hours. very likely. right now, 95 northbound before dale city that has completely
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opened up. that was our slow spot in areas so no more problems there. 66 into and out of town looking good. 270 old hundred road moving quite nicely. top of the beltway, nice and green and the beltway at the inner and outer loop moving nicely. travel times when i'm back at 5:41. >> melissa, thank you. 5:32 and baltimore's second night under a curfew ended 30 minutes ago. it's quieter there, although some did resist that curfew last night. protests are spreading around the country demanding answers about freddie gray's death. tomorrow police will hand over a report on what happened to the maryland state attorney's office. today, a man will be convicted after raping a jogger. torres was in the country illegally at the time of the
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attack and he had been deported to el salvador following a conviction for a previous assault on a woman. i watched the love of my life go away from us. >> it is a tough time for loved ones of a volunteer firefighter killed in a crash in charles county. autumn jenkins' boyfriend saw the whole i think in as he followed -- whole thing as he followed her home from dinner. jenkins died in nanjemoy maryland. a truck crossed into her lane and first responders didn't know that the victim was one of their own until they arrived on the scene. >> we had another squad there from the tenth district volunteer fire department and they offered help and i said she's ours we'll take care of her and we did. >> one officer smelled alcohol on the breath of the truck driver. no charges have been filed.
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jenkins was 21 years old and had been a member of the nanjemoy volunteer fire department sense she was 16. according to a judge loudoun county public schools did not break the law. a parent took the school district to court yesterday. he told the judge the school board didn't respond to more than 50 requests for information under the virginia freedom of information act. foia. the judge said some requests did not qualify as foia requests and that the parent had not paid the fees associated with that paperwork. three women known as the iron ladies in alexandria are continuing the fight over water front development. they're fighting the process alexandria used to change the zoning along the river. last month, the virginia supreme court ruled against the women and now they're asking the court to rehear the case based on assumptions judges made in their ruling. they say those assumptions were wrong. it's now 5:35 as the weather gets warmer more people are going to be leaving their cars at home and perhaps hopping on
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their motorcycles. well, today the maryland motor administration is reminding people to share the road with bikers. they're hosting an event today. more than 70 people were killed riding their motorcycles. pay up or face the consequences. that's the message metro police are sending to people who aren't paying. the problem not only costs metro money it puts employees in harm's way. transportation reporter adam tuss rode undercover as passengers tried to sneak on to the bus, were caught in the act. it only took two stops before one person tried to sneak on the bus, passing himself off as a d.c. student. he was later arrested. metro says when bus operators try to step in, assaults happen. >> the most common is spitting a punch out the door or kick the door glass. >> metro has gone high-tech. the number of people who board buses are being count and if they see a lot of people are boarding and not many fares being paid they'll take action.
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if you live in the area around marine corps base quantico, don't be alarmed if you hear loud noises this morning. munitions training will continue at the base and it runs until 4:00 this morning. people reported hearing more noise than usual yesterday. the live fire exercises are a critical part of the training. startling new revelations about the co-pilot who intentionally downed that germanwings flight. a scare for bill clinton during a business trip. why a plane was forced to make an emergency landing. your time is 5:37. stay with us.
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new information this morning about the co-pilot accused of take taking down germanwings 9525. he was andreas lubitz initially submitted a medical form saying he had no mental disorders. he then resubmitted the form admitting his treatment for depression. the faa requested a letter from his doctor describing his treatment and his current condition. the license was granted after he provided letters from his
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doctors saying he was no longer suffering with depression. construction is no longer underway at two venues being built for the rio de janeiro olympic games. at least for now. the work at a tennis arena is stopped because of health and safety concerns. rio is racing against the clock with only 500 days to go before the start of the summer games. olympic officials say they hope the issues will be resolved by the end of the week. pretty comfortable start to the day. here's tom kierein. i'm sorry, amelia segal. >> you're absolutely fine aaron. temperature right here on the storm team 4 weather deck at 58 degrees. for the most part it's a calm morning, it's dry. but as you're getting the kids ready for school today, what do they need to wear well with showers in the forecast later on today, grab the rain jacket or the small purse umbrella will be fine in the d.c. metro area. the bigger umbrella if you're closer to i-91.
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a high today of 71. so the bus stop forecast around 7:00 a.m., low 50s. tom is up with your drive time forecast in ten minutes, but melissa, you're tracking a new crash. >> that's right. 270 southbound at buckeystown pike. sounds like this could be off to the shoulder but still slowing things out of frederick the morning. as far as travel times, 270 from germantown to the top of the beltway, no problems there. and our travel times in virginia also right on time. 66 from fairfax county parkway 11 minutes. quantico to the beltway a couple of minutes behind at 29 no big deal there. back at 5:51. the debate rages on after a drone nearly downs a plane coming in for landing. the warning the faa has for anyone who uses the small aircraft. if your apple watch isn't working there may be a good reason. how tattoos are keeping some
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this just in. prison sentences for the militants who attacked a pakistani girl that later won the nobel peace prize. malala yousafzai denied the taliban when she was shot in the face. that was in 2012. she was just 15 years old at the time. an anti-terrorism court has just now sentenced ten men who plotted and carried out that attack to life in prison. she spoke out bravely internationally advocating for the rights of girls to an education. she won the peace prize in 2014. 15 before the hour now. the house is gearing up for a showdown with d.c. republican leaders have agreed to a disapproval vote over an
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abortion law. molette green has a look at this brewing battle. molette? >> reporter: aaron, good morning. there's a deadline fast approaching for congressional review of this. conservative house republicans have really been pushing hard to get this vote to happen. and get their disapproval on record. at the same time, we are hearing from d.c. leaders who say once again congress is trying to trample on the rights of the city and its citizens to govern themselves. at issue here is this resolution aimed at stopping a d.c. law from taking place. this law prevents employers from being able to fire their workers who choose to have abortion services or birth control. now, conservatives say this is an issue about religious freedom, but d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton who has always been outspoken about the rights of the city citizens to govern themselves say this is
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about a war on women and of course congress trying to trample on the city. now, workers -- this is likely not to go far out of the house vote. the senate not expected to take up this measure. even if it did, president obama would likely veto it. we are live this morning on capitol hill. molette green. back to you. >> thank you. 5:47. it was a narrow miss for a virgin america pilot who reported seeing a drone flying above his plane. the pilot was headed into dallas love field airport and he saw that drone flying 200 feet over the top of them. s that police are trying to figure out who owns the drone. they asked drone operators to use them responsibly. >> if they end up colliding with an airliner it will be similar to a bird strike or potentially worse. and it could do significant damage to the airplane or an engine. >> it is illegal for drones to fly above 400 feet or within five miles of an airport.
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according to faa data in october of 2014 a drone crashed near dallas love field. engine problems forced an unscheduled stop carrying bill clinton. the pilot had to shut down one of the four engines mid flight. the propellers aren't moving on the plane. the plane was in the air over tanzania at the time. the clinton spokesperson says the issue was quickly repaired. clinton is in africa on a tour of projects run by the family foundation. 5:48 now. today you learn more about the proposed metro stop at potomac yard. metro is discussing the environmental impacts. the meeting will take place today at the rec center in alexandria at 6:30 p.m. shuttle buses will depart every 30 minutes. metro is also holding a meeting about a major escalator project. we are hearing from a lot of you who are upset that one entrance to the van ness metro is closing next week. metro is replacing the escalator
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on the station's west sides at the entrance. that's the entrance next to starbucks. the project could take three years and tonight's meeting will take place at the forest hills of d.c. senior center at 7:30. two candidates for the d.c. council watching closely as the last votes are counted in a special election. more than 1,000 uncounted provisional ballots will likely decide who wins the ward 8 seat. right now fewer than 200 votes separate laruby may and trayon white. white is behind but he says he is in it until every vote is counted. >> we have the numbers in those numbers. we just pray that's no fraud or anything that's misleading going on with those numbers. you know because we believe in the will of the people. >> the election is part of big changes for the d.c. council. eight are new or have been there for less than two years. a long delayed memorial near the national mall is under new
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leadership this morning. kansas senator pat roberts is taking the helm of the dwight d. eisenhower memorial. he's from eisenhower's home state. the memorial has been delayed for years in part due to a battle over the design. roberts says eisenhower never stopped in the face of adversity and the commission won't either. it's an unforgettable and powerful image, the marine corps memorial in arlington has become a bit weathered over time. and now philanthropist david rubenstein is hoping to change that. he's giving more than $5 million to help restore the bronze, fix cracks and improve landscaping. rubenstein's father was a marine who fought in the pacific. the memorial will remain open during the repairs. news for your health at 5:50. genetic testing has become more popular in recent years and a new survey found 98% of people want to know their genetic risks for dangerous diseases. people are interested in
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learning about that risk even if it's very low. doctors warn there are too many unknowns about interpreting genetic code. they say vague results could cause unnecessary stress and treatments. pretty soon a simple shot could get rid of that double chin. the fda approved i'm serious, the fda approved a new drug that can break down the fat in your chin. the shots are given over a period of six months. the drugs will start rolling out to plastic surgeons in june. after they complete a training program. and doctors are advising that this particular drug is just meant for the chin fat. you can't put it in other spots. because everyone is thinking the first thing is hmm -- >> i can use it everywhere. >> i have some spots to put fat reducing drugs into. >> we won't pursue that anymore. moving right along. >> weather, weather. >> hey, we're starting off, kind of damp outside. we were out in a few minutes ago and you can tell it wants to
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rain but it hasn't yet, not here. the moving green on the storm team 4 radar is light rain. it's in west virginia and in western maryland and that is going to continue to track off to the north and pass up into pennsylvania. so we're staying dry here even though the air does feel damp and rather humid and rather cool. the area that will likely see rain and thunder the greatest chance is in the darker green zone. frederick to hagerstown then winchester into charlottesville west. then the lighter green area this is where the chances are a little bit less but still a pretty good chance. rain showers likely northern virginia. western northern suburbs of the metro area. to our east a few scattered showers and around the bay. it is rather cool. we are in the 40s. shenandoah valley low to mid 50s. eastern and southern suburbs and around the chesapeake bay and commuting today, green lights for the morning and midday. weather wise. but then the afternoon, wet pavement. that may cause some delays for
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the afternoon commute. dry for the morning commute and temperatures in the 50s. a little sunshine. then a few of those scattered showers. temperatures around 70 degrees by late this afternoon. post your pictures i love all the flowers coming out today. with the clouds around maybe a scattered sprinkle or drizzle. temperatures in the mid 60s. off and on sprinkles and drizzle drizzle. then a high near 70 partly cloudy milder sunday and then here comes summer. on monday, tuesday, wednesday, into the first full week of may. it will feel like summer. near 80 on monday afternoon. the mid 80s on tuesday afternoon. then on wednesday up near 80 again. so warm pattern moves in next week. and melissa's moving in now with an update on an accident on 270. >> i'm moving in. liking that for sure. not liking what i have to show. but i line your forecast. 270 southbound at buckeystown
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pike, we have a crash. it sounds like it's off to the right side but we have slow downs out of frederick county this morning. at you're slow after 234 and then you open up as you get through centerville and into oakton. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hit the road this morning. 395 inbound near the pentagon no problems there as our first 4 traffic tracker is headed into town. northbound 95 dale city, a little slow for a small stretch there. beltway at central avenue everything is moving along just fine. then remember we did tweet this out a few minutes ago from first 4 traffic, "m" street at 12th street that road is now open. that's the shooting scene where molette green has been all morning long. i'm back in ten minutes. you may think that tax season is behind us but that's not the case for everybody. darrell ray eckert of charles county owes tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes and he was
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desperate for help. consumer reporter erika gonzalez has a warning how hiring a tax debt relief company can end up costing you more. >> did any of the $8,000 go towards your tax burden? >> no, ma'am. >> what you need to know before you pay someone to help reduce tax debt tonight. the apple watch isn't for everyone. the smart watch doesn't work properly if you have a tattoo on your wrist. the watch reads your heart rate by flashing green and infrared light at your skin. tattoo ink can prevent light from penetrating the skin. tattoos seem to also negatively affect apple pay notifications, placing calls and certain apps. interesting little glitch there. i didn't think about that. >> there you go. in case you're contemplating a tattoo on your wrist. >> no tattoos. i'll never have one.
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i mean nothing against them they're really cool but not for me. that's not the only problem that apple is experiencing with the new watch. >> kate rodgers from cnbc is joining us now. good morning. >> well apple fell half a percent in after hours trading following a report from "the wall street journal" that the tech giant had found a defect in a key component of the apple watch. the malfunction believed to be in the tactic engine the part of the watch that produces the sensation. the user is being tapped on the wrist. at this time no confirmation that any watches have shipped with the defective part. and social media start-up secret is closing its doors. the once red hot app allowed users to share information anonymously among circles of friends. they were able to raise $25 million as recently as july 2014 and at one point had a valuation of $100 million. now here's the speed of the digital age, the life span of the company was 18 months from launch to close. back over 20 you. >> kate rodgers, thank you. you'll have a new chicken restaurant option pretty soon here in the district. the chicory, sort of a fast food
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casual chain, it's opening its first location in dupont circle. at it will open at the former home of the burger joint black and orange. well parents want their children to go to college, but a new report said they're not saving as much to save for that college education. sallie mae says only 48% of parents are saving any money and the amount they're saving is down 25% from last year. on average, families have about $10,000 in the bank. that is the lowest level in three years. dramatic new developments right now out of nepal, where there's some good news from those buried in the rubble. the boy pulled alive from the debris overnight and a local rescue team was there to help. the role they played next on "news4 today" at 6:00. 59 degrees outside the studios on this thursday morning. the sun is working its way
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now on "news4 today," an amazing story of survival this morning in nepal. a boy pulled from the rubble overnight. you can see it here in this video. he -- that happened with the help from a local rescue team. protesters taking to the streets in palts more and --
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baltimore and beyond as a new report raises questions about what happened to freddie gray in the back of that police van. and you might want to make sure you have your umbrella with you today as we watch a line of showers move this way. they can bring thunder and lightning too to your neighborhood. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with your weather headlines. >> yeah, i stepped out and looked at the sky. you can tell it wants to rain. the air is damp and cool. there's some rain falling in eastern north carolina. this is the batch that's going to make its way up to the met row area. getting a few sprinkles in western maryland. those are going to stay well west of us. some clouds coming and going for the morning. it is rather cool right now in prince george's county. upper 40s. low and mid 50s. mid 50s inside the beltway. outside, montgomery

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