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rking. >> first 4 traffic tracker out and about, headed north on virginia, 95 northbound here. so what we're hearing is we had a little bit of that kind of construction or gravel sort of left over from overnight road work there on 95 northbound as you're passing dale boulevard. that's what the driver is telling us this morning. so kind of a warning. we were seeing some slowdowns in the area. we sent her to check it out. that's what she's seeing here. westbound dale boulevard, closed at giddeon drive. some road work happening there. some construction. 66 east of compton road eastbound and westbound. everything is moving just fine. a wide look at things overall, don't have any major problems. a little slow 395 inbound from late clearing road work as well. should be out of the way in the next couple of minutes. b.w. parkway, no issues and same thing when you're taking a big look here at the southern part of the beltway and prince george's county. back at 5:11. a developing story out of baltimore now. today the justice department could announce plans to investigate the city's police
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department. the agency would look into possible civil rights vieolations according to "the washington post." six police officers were charged in the death of freddie gray. prosecutors say officers illegally arrested gray last month and he died after being hurt in police custody. ladies, i ask you to please respect -- this is a business meeting. >> the motion passes. >> you can hear it boos and cheers and extra security for a vote about gender identity in fairfax county. the school board voted in favor of changing the nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity. the emotions flowed. so many people tried to get into this meeting school officials had to lock the door and put officers at the entrance. while the board voted overwhelmingly in favor of the change the crowd at the meeting was largely opposed to it.
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some parents say they're confused about how the changes will affect their children. >> i urge you to protect our transgender and gender nonconforming students. >> how are teachers prepared to handle the situation when a child comes monday who happened to be johnny on friday and monday he comes dressed as jane? >> this school district will hire a consultant to help plan policies include bathroom use and locker rooms. 5:02 now. firefighters tried to rescue a man who got stuck in the elevator shaft. somehow he wedged himself between the service elevator and the wall. this is in a building on connecticut avenue. he was trapped from the waist down. as you can see. this video shows firefighters talking to the man as they try to figure out how to get him out of there. a half hour goes by and rescue teams got him on the stretcher and on his way to the hospital. firefighters had to use air bags to separate the elevator from
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the wall. 5:03. today the metro transit police say a man who attacked a 69-year-old man inside the metro station will appear in court. elijah smith has a preliminary hearing this morning. he punched albert langeberg inside the eastern market metro station. if a jury convicts smith he could face quite a bit of jail time. that's because of a d.c. law that allows for harsher penalties if the victim is over 65. also today, the sentencing phase for the man who murdered a howard university student. rasdavid lagarde murdered omar sykes in 2013. he and an accomplice tried to rob them as they walked back from campus after watching fireworks. lagarde faces 20 to 30 years in jail. today, crews begin work on new white house security measures. new vehicle check points have been approved at the ellipse.
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officials approved a new sharp spikes along the top of the existing fencing at the white house. both are designed to stop people from jumping over the fence on to the white house grounds. the spikes will be installed in july. i always break into tears when i think of my dad working in all those years in the -- you know, for the war. but fortunately he came home. he was not wounded. >> that is kathy samuelsson the proud daughter of world war ii pilot miles hamilton. samuel samuelsson joins hundreds of families for the incredible tribute on the mall. dozens of aircraft will fly in formation to mark 70 years since the allied victory in europe. news4's megan mcgrath has a preview. should be a beautiful day for this. >> reporter: oh, a beautiful day and quite a sight to see for sure. the flyover at 12:10 today and world war ii aircraft they're going to be flying along the
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national mall as well as here by the world war ii memorial. now, take a look at this video here. you see some of the aircraft involved. they have been gathering at the manassas airport. now, this is all to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory in europe day. the aircraft are doing to fly in formation. among them, the b-29, the only one left in flying condition. the b-51 mustang, the b-17 bomber just to name a few. hundreds of people are expected to gather here at the world war ii memorial as well as along the national mall to watch the flyover. now, you can see a slowdown of traffic in the area as the aircraft go by because it is going to be quite an attention grabber. so keep that in mind as well. the aircraft will fly in formations representing the major battles of the war. and then it's all going to end with a missing man formation to taps. 12:10, that's when it's scheduled to begin. should be quite a sight to see.
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>> thank you, megan. if you're a world war ii veteran, who perhaps wants to live or relive the camaraderie of the mess hall head to martin's tavern the georgetown restaurant is offering free lunch or dinner today for world war ii vets. the caps will try to move on to round three of the stanley cup playoffs tonight. they lead the rangers three games to one, heading into game five tonight. the puck drops at madison square garden at 7:00. >> go caps. well, it created a traffic mess and now we're learning the bizarre details behind it. the countdown is on until the olympics summer games in rio. why the construction on some of the venues hasn't even started yet. temperatures are mostly in the 60s around the region. you're looking for something to do this weekend, some of the embassies will be open for tours. amelia segal is back with a look at that as well as y
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there are less than 500 days to go before the summer olympic games in rio de janeiro and construction of a number of venues has yet to begin. companies have not yet been selected even to build at least half of the eight temporary venues set to host events like beach volleyball and rugby. i think you need a lot of sand. organizers say there's nothing to worry about and that all will be completed by the time the world turns its eyes to rio in
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august of 2016. a fast moving wildfire in new jersey has forced a lot of people out of their homes. this fire is burning through wharton state forest and people living in the area were order to get out last night. firefighters are working to extinguish the flames in from the air and the ground. it's already burned 700 acres. no word yet on what started the fire. 5:10 your time right now. passport d.c. month is underway. it celebrates the international community in the district. >> so many beautiful places to visit. as part of the celebration, you can check out the european union embassies in d.c. tomorrow. amelia segal is in northwest this morning with your saturday planner and a look at today's forecast. so amelia, good morning. what can we expect today and this weekend? >> good morning, eun. well, today, pretty much a repeat performance of yesterday. here's your planner for tomorrow. very similar. high temperatures once again
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around 83 degrees. now, we can't rule out an isolated shower tomorrow morning mainly before 10:00 a.m. before the festivities get under way. clouds start to break up, giving way to more sunshine. really beautiful. for the events going on at the embassies head to my facebook and twitter pages. comfortably cool at the bus stop. it's beautiful here. recess looking fantastic. dismissal low to mid 80s. melissa, no problems in the weather and i hope the roads are the same situation right now. >> you know, overall, we are looking -- of course i can't do anything about the construction that kind of hangs around a little longer than it should. we should have wrapped it up around 5:00. take a look landover and annapolis road i'm expecting this to wrap up any minute. this should be out of the way for you. maryland to 95 powder mill
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road, 212, northbound and southbound not having any problems. wide look at the beltway. had some slow downs earlier right now because of road work. everything is cleared out of the way. 395, a little bit of volume headed inbound on the map right now. first 4 traffic tracker is 395 northbound just after duke street. passing duke street you have to get to the left because we saw some construction. as she was driving in and then 270 northbound and southbound looking quite good. a live look at 270 coming up. he's supposed to get his ph.d. tomorrow, but this morning a stafford man is nowhere to be found. the latest on the search for lance buckley including the developments that have searchers holding out hope. a teen killed at a charles county apartment complex and this morning we're learning his
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parts of the country right now bracing for yet another round of tornadoes and storms. we have a new picture into the
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newsroom this morning. this is at dallas-ft. worth airport where flooding is causing problems. people there are stuck waiting. this is a passenger who tweeted this photo after landing at dallas-ft. worth airport. he says 4 1/2 hours after he landeds he landed he was able to leave and his taxi drove through six inches of water. several tornadoes were reported in slidell, texas. they were under severe thunderstorm watches and flash flood warnings until late in the night. look at how dark the sky is there. and more flooding is expected today. three to four more inches of rain. at the live desk i'm kristin wright. >> thanks. the fire on a greyhound bus in stafford county may have been started by a man stowed away in the luggage compartment. the man is badly burned and police say he entered the compartment in new york somehow. the bus was headed to atlanta.
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the driver pulled over on 95 wednesday afternoon when he noticed smoke that led to the major traffic packup as you -- backup as you can see here. offices are closed today at the tornup physical therapy business. a driver faces negligent driving charges. one woman was seriously hurt. she worked as a receptionist at pro action. and police took three others for the hospital. police are retracing the last known steps of a missing howard university student. lance buckley's cell phone picked in montgomery county yesterday. police found no trace of him though. he was dropped off at a commuter lot on tuesday. he sent his wife a text message, he was near howard university at the time. his family has not heard from
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him since. take a look here, these are some pictures of two people d.c. police want to talk to about a pair of armed robberies. a man and a woman held a georgetown student at gunpoint and demanded his wallet on wednesday night. that was outside the mcdonagh business school. and another robbery happened at 31st and "k." a d.c. police officer could go back to work after a jury cleared him of the attempted murder of his wife. a jury found samson lawrence not guilty of all charges including second degree attempted murder. prosecutors say lawrence sprayed his wife's face with lysol, choked her and pushed her down the stairs after an argument. the defense team said the physical evidence didn't support the theory. >> when you look at the dna evidence, and fingerprint evidence, none of which belongs to my client the jury found that ms. lawrence was not telling the truth that day. >> we brought charges that reflected the seriousness of the
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offenses. >> this was the second trial for lawrence. the first resulted in a hung jury. lawrence's family wants him reinstated to the police department so he can return to duty. a new v.a. clinic is coming to spotsylvania county. it will open on spotsylvania avenue. it will have a full service emergency department and lab. tom brady speaks out for the first time about the deflategate scandal. a report by the nfl says the patriots quarterback was probably aware that a staffer was deflating footballs. but brady says he can't react to any allegations yet. >> it's only been 30 hours, so i haven't had much time to digest it fully. when i do i'll let you know how i feel about it. and everybody else. >> are you that slow a reader? [ laughter ] >> investigators think the patriots employee improperly
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deflated the footballs before the afc championship game against the colts. the report says some of brady's claims were not plausible or contradicted by other evidence. brady's agent released a statement calling it biased and insinuated they ran a sting operation to get brady and the patriots. the nfl is looking into possible penalties now. well, if you're expected to have -- try that again. if you expect to have a baby pretty soon we have some new advice this morning. silence your cell phones. a small preliminary study from why kof heights medical center shows rings and vibrations may startle babies in the womb. this is according to what to they used ultra sounds to monitor the babies in the womb. then they turned their head and blinked more frequently with the ringing phone.
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researchers say this could actually disrupt a baby's sleep/wake cycles. turn the phone off. >> knocking on the walls, hey. sorry. spring has sprung and for millions of you that means allergy season is here. this season could be especially miserable. we are seeing the highest pollen counts in years. that long winter accelerated pollen production in grasses and trees. the trees to steer clear of are sycamore and oak trees. >> people need to rely on over the counter remedies such as nasal sprays. eyelid wipes if your eyes are puffy, shampooing your hair at nightmare to get rid of that pollen. >> you want to dust your home at least once a week. open your windows to let in the fresh air lets in the pollen so for those of us who like the fresh air but have allergy sufferers can't do it. my allergist dr. lee is a
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champion. he has seen our kids so many times. >> you have a lot of noses to think about. 5:21 is our time right now. let's see what we'll find when you step outside today. tom? >> i have good news on the pollen. it looks like the oak tree pollen which is the predominant one we have had for the last week or two, it has peaked and it's now decreasing. pollen counts are still considered in the high range, but not nearly as high as last week. it's still mostly oak and some mulberry and pine. it is decreasing now. those counties in fog, southern fauquier and culpepper and the eastern shore, this is dense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 this morning. maybe some visibilities down under a quarter of a mile there. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and in the near by suburbs. in the low 60s by the bay. hour by hour, by 8:00 the mid 60s a few high cloud, upper 70s by noon. then by mid afternoon, into the
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mid 80s with low humidity. looking beautiful tomorrow too. great weather for the race for the cure. we'll be in low 80s on saturday and partly cloudy. some clouds in the morning, a small chance of a sprinkle and then sun. then on sunday partly sunny for mother's day, into the mid 80s. we have a possibility of an afternoon shower that is mainly south and southwest of the metro area. most of the region should be dry on mother's day. the timing on that will have some clouds in the morning and then some sun breaks out by mid-morning. a few sprinkles on the eastern shore, but then an area of showers associated with the coastal tropical system anna may begin to move in by 4:00 p.m. south and west of the metro area into culpepper and prince william and fauquier and shenandoah valley into the evening hours. but most of the metro area should stay dry on mother's day. we'll have temperatures again above average with a few showers around into the mid 80s. then warm on tuesday. partly sunny, then a nice break
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from the heat. we'll be in the 70s wednesday and thursday next week. where's the tracker now, melissa? >> traffic tracker, g.w. parkway, no problems there. take a look here now. looking at 66 and 95. we don't have any issues either. everything is nice and green. that earlier problem remember that on 95 northbound at dale boulevard. remember we were getting a report of some gravel. sounds like leftover construction remnants. we were seeing some slowdowns there. beltway at the st. barnabas road everything is looking fine. top of the beltway, nice a b.w. parkway, everything northbound and southbound is rolling along nicely. 270, no problems there. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car. a teenager is dead in charles county.
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it's unclear whether the person accused in the stabbing will face charges. crime scene markers dotted throughout the charles county apartment complex where the deadly fight happened yesterday morning. one neighbor says trouble started to brew several nights ago. >> they smashed my wind shield and painted my car. spray painted my car and my apartment door. >> why? >> they wanted the boys to come out to fight that night but they didn't come out. >> police are trying to figure out a time line of events here. if you have any information, police would like to hear from you. family, friends and fellow officers will remember slain nypd officer brian moore today. tens of thousands gathered for wake on long island yesterday. new york governor cuomo was among the mourners. officers patrolled the streets outside the funeral home. he was shot in the head. the fbi tried to warn the texas police department about a gunman hours before he started shooting. three hours before the shooting at a controversial texas art
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show. the fbi sent a bulletin to the garland police department with the photo of gunman elton simpson. the bulletin noted that simpson was quote, interested in the interest. james comey said that the agency had no reason that simpson intended to attack the event. simpson and a second gunman soofi was shot and killed by the police. the man killed has been tied to the "charlie hebdo" attack in paris. this is not him in the video. al qaeda claims the leader's son and brothers were killed in the air strike. new details about that massive blue bell recall. the fda says that the company was aware of listeria bacteria in at least one of its manufacturing plants. this goes back as far as 2013. at least three listeria deaths in kansas are linked to the company's ice cream. blue bell pulled the products last month. violations at the plants include
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dirty equipment, food being held at improper temperatures and employees not washing their hands adequately. jeni's found the source of the contamination. they tracked it to the spout on one of those machines used to fill in a plant in ohio. listeria was discovered in some products. stores including whole foods, ball duchy's and super target sell jeni's ice cream. we are getting word of pokeboko haram carrying out another attack in africa. a tour like you have never seen before. what supporters of the purple line are doing today. and we're off to a mild and comfortable start. 57 degrees in manassas. 58 in camp springs. tom will tell us when we'll get anything or anything will get in the way of the beautiful weather on this fantasti
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30 today the justice department could announce plans to investigate the city police
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department. baltimore's mayor asked for the investigation after six police officers were charged in the death of freddie gray. the search continues for a missing howard university student. lance buckley hasn't been seen since tuesday. he was set to receive his ph.d. tomorrow. and dozens of world war ii aircraft will fly over the national mall today to mark 70 years since the allied victory in europe. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news4 today." cool crisp air in place to start this friday morning. >> tom kierein has a look at how warm it will be in your neighborhood. good morning. >> good morning. perfect weather, great skies to view the world war ii plane flyover later on today. live view from the tower camera the temperatures are cool and comfy. 50s to mid 60s in washington. a little bit of fog in southern fauquier culpepper, shenandoah valley. this is in effect until 10:00
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this morning. highs today well into the 80s. most of the region. the warmest temperature is to the south and west of us. ought to be hitting the mid 80s there. around the metro area in the low to mid 80s. around the pay, in the 70s. had some gravel on the road melissa. you can really skid. >> you can. it is causing some problems here. this is 95 northbound near dale city. first 4 traffic tracker just drove through this area and we had been seeing a little bit of yellow. we thought it was construction. it is probably left over from construction, but it's slowing things down until you get through woodbridge and lorton, then you're okay. 66 at 29 in gainesville, no problems there. 270 into and out of town, on time at 55 miles per hour. a wide look at things nice and green. back in ten minutes with travel times. a violent attack is unfolding right now at a college in nigeria. suspected boko haram extremists opened fire at a business school shooting five students.
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a suicide bomber blew himself up in a parking lot. we're hearing most students living there were already in class. people were jumping out of windows and over walls to escape. many of them were hurt trying to get away. boko haram is the same group that kidnapped hundreds of school girls last year. there's an on going effort to drive the extremists out of towns and villages and destroy their camps. i'm kristin wright at the live desk. >> thank you. 5:33 and a developing story, the nsa's controversial bulk gathering of phone data is illegal. the federal appeals court ruled on the controversial issue yesterday. lawmakers now have to find a balance between national security and privacy. tracie potts is joining us live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. they're working on it lawmakers have come up with something called the usa freedom act that they think essentially be tweak -- will tweak that law to allow the program to continue, but satisfy the courts and satisfy the public. people who are concerned about
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privacy. they don't have a long time to deal with it though. that law expires june 1st so they have less than a month to make the changes and get them approved so that this program can continue. the nsa, the government has argued that building that database by collecting all of our phone records allows them to search for contacts between overseas terrorists and people in this country. but the aclu sued and said that it was an overreach. the court said it was unprecedented and unwarranted and could lead to the government collecting other records. like your banking records. other records like your medical records. so right now lawmakers are trying to make some changes to that law. they have got a few weeks left. the house is supposed to vote on this usa freedom act next week. >> tracie potts, thank you. it's 5:35. a federal grand jury now says the man who plotted to attack the u.s. capitol was trying to help isis. the grand jury added a new charge to christopher cornell's indictment. they say he was attempting to provide material support and resources including himself to
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foreign terrorist organizations. cornell was charged in january with attempted murder of u.s. officials and employees. at the time he pled not guilty. cornell is due in court again next week. the million moms march is set for this weekend. that march is designed to support mothers who have lost children at the hands of police officers. this morning, the group will lobby on capitol hill. this afternoon they'll host an afternoon social at the lincoln memorial park. tomorrow's march starts at 10:00. we are seeing yet another sign that former governor martin o'malley is serious about a presidential bid. he's hired a former aide. in 2008 she was the obama campaign southern regional political director. o'malley says he'll announce his 2016 plans as early as this month. this morning, d.c. mayor muriel bowser is set to announce several new members of her cabinet. she'll also take questions from
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the media. later this afternoon she's headed to the white house for the national small business awards week ceremony. today, purple line advocates will take maryland governor larry hogan on a listening tour of the planned light rail system sort of. they'll explain the benefits to a cardboard cutout of the governor that tour begins at the silver springs library this morning. advocates want the governor to publicly endorse the purple line sooner rather than later. the metro will open two hours later tomorrow. the stations are metro station, federal triangle and archives and the greenbelt station will be closed this weekend. free shuttle buss will replace trains between college park and greenbelt. genetics lifestyle, a lot of things can cause a heart attack. >> but a call to customer service? we'll tell you about the
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malaysia airlines. the airline is struggling after two jet disasters last year and a damaged image. a new ceo has been brought in to oversee a turn around. we're hearing the airline will shrink in size and cut staff by 6,000 people. at the live desk i'm kristin wright. >> thank you. a virginia woman is suing verizon wireless for the heart attack she had during a customer service call. the virginian pilot reports that angela hawkins is seeking $2.35 million in damages. the 53-year-old said she called verizon last year to straighten out a billing problem. she said the call was so upsetting she went to the doctor the next day. she had a heart attack. they declined to comment. >> there were a lot of people who felt they were experiencing an ailment as a result of a customer as much as call. >> we'll keep an eye on this. you can check out the european unions embassies
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tomorrow. >> amelia segal is in northwest this morning with more on that. should be nice weather for this event. >> yeah for the most part eun. the event is going to run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can find out the information on my facebook and twitter pages this morning. we are off of embassy row. really spectacular morning. you can hear the birds chirping. temperatures right now in the mid 60s here in northwest. tomorrow starting off, it will be really nice. just a slight chance of an isolated shower before 10:00 a.m. otherwise by 10:00 in the low 70s. a little humid tomorrow. now today what to wear i think short sleeves for the kids are going to be just fine once again. you need the sunglasses. better rain chances for mother's day. tom's going to have more on that coming up in ten minutes but now, we send it over to melissa with a look at the roads. good morning, melissa. happy early mother's day. >> thank you very much. i appreciate that. you're giving us good weather for that day. i appreciate that as well.
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right now, just got off the phone with police, this tractor-trailer's brakes were on fire. a response on the way. you can see one police officer already there. 395 north at duke street had some construction with the right lane blocked. 95 north quantico to the beltway a few minutes behind. in maryland 270, also rolling along at speed and on time. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car. the police in prince william county want you to take a good look at this picture. look at this, a giant ball of fire liabilitying up the sky in texas. we're
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new video in to our newsroom this morning. this is happening in central texas. look at this, just a fireball
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raging in the night sky. this is denton, texas. huge red flames just billowing into the sky. we're told this is some sort of gas well fire. firefighters took them about an hour just to get it under control. we're told no one was hurt. it's unclear what started such a huge fireball. but we do know that severe thunderstorms with frequent lightning were moving through this area at the time of the fire. at the live desk, i'm kristin wright. my first thought was oh god, what if this has something to do with the threats? >> a university of mary washington student murdered grace mann was one of several targeted by cyber attacks. now a feminist group says the university didn't do enough to protect them. grace mann was one of the officers. feminists united member julia michaels said they lived in fear
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ever since the cyber threats happened. the threats poured in on the social media after they criticized the men's rugby team for a chant glorifying rape. mann was mentioned by name in some of the threats. >> people gave out the locations of some of the members and they were threatened to rape and ill kill us. i was terrified. >> the administration was asked to block the app but we're told that could infringe on the free speech rights. they take the allegations of gender based violently. police are hoping you can give information on a man who touched a girl inappropriately. they say the man touched the 17-year-old's arm before the girl got into a dodge ram pickup and drove away. it does not appear the man intended to harm the girl but police want to talk to the man. if you have any information, give prince william county police a call.
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leaders in prince george's county want to combat the issue of absent fatherhood. tomorrow, the county council is hosting a free summit. it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in clinton. attendees will brainstorm strategies to tackle this issue. according to the national fatherhood initiative children growing up without fathers are two to three times more likely to experience poverty and drug use and to engage in criminal behavior. today the man who flew a gyrocopter on to the capitol lawn will face a court. hughes was charged with violating restricted air space and operating an unregistered aircraft when he landed on the west lawn earlier this month. hughs could spend one to four years in jail if convicted. prince george's county says governor hogan should give county schools the money they're owed. baker and members of the county council sent a joint letter to the governor. they're asking him to release $21 million next year in the
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budget. the governor has been at odds over school funding. it's not clear whether the governor will honor the request. liquor sales will be on the docket for the montgomery county council this morning. they'll take a look at a new ordering system that was launched in february. many restaurants and beer and wine stores say the system is not efficient and deliveries weren't timely. the officials at the department of liquor control say that they're still working out the kinks in that system. and it should get smoother in the coming months. get ready to firm up your memorial day travel plans. this morning aaa officials head to reagan national airport for a press conference. the forecast is a helpful heads up as you budget for gas prices, hotels and airfare. it includes data about whether the prices are going up or down. aaa will share predictions of how many drivers will be packing the roads for the memorial day weekends. always tons of folks. next week maryland officials will swear in the youngest mayor
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ever in state. 19-year-old college student brandon paulin won in the town of indian head with all of 239 votes there. he's a student at the college of southern maryland. swearing-in ceremony for paulin and two other members will be next tuesday. new changes to the kennedy center expansion project. a floating stage on the potomac river has been scrapped. instead, they'll build an outdoor pavilion overlooking the river. it will cost $100 million and because of the changes won't open until 2019. mother's day is sunday. and of course we are all getting ready to celebrate our mothers and all the wonderful things that moms do every single day to care for your kids, to get everything going, get your family together in so many ways. we have now -- this is a video of my mom and me and she is just just -- i can't -- you know how i feel about my mother. >> a god send. >> she really is. we are send -- sharing our
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stories of our mothers. we put together specials on how much their moms mean to us and you can see all these stories on saturday, a special call called "from our mothers, for our mothers." that airs 10:00 a.m. here. just emigrating to this country and then continued to give by helping me care for my kids. she is the most -- >> and teaching you how to cook obviously. not that you don't know how. >> not as well as mom. my kids tell me all the time oh but that's not as good as hers. that's okay i accept it. she's an angel, i love her so much. >> cook the same thing, but it tastes better if mom made it. >> it doesn't turn out as good. ever. well look at this dreamy lavender sky. looks like lilacs in the sky. boy, the lilacs are out now. we have some fog. these areas in gray. parts of fauquier county and
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culpepper. watch out for that. visibilities under a quarter of a mile. expires at 10:00 this morning. there's the washington monument and the national cathedral. the forecast for the day ahead will have sunshine, high clouds through the day. temperatures by 8:00 mid 60s. ought to be hitting the mid 80s mid afternoon. #fantastic friday. enjoy. then on saturday, great weather for the susan g. komen race for the cure. partly cloudy maybe a sprinkle in the morning. clouds clearing out and sunny the rest of the day. on mother's day, partly sunny. the mid 80s. that's a chance of a passing shower south and southwest of the metro area during the afternoon on sunday. most of the area should stay dry on sunday. last week, i travelled to manassas and prince william county and visited the all saint's school and talked about whether they had a terrific time, talking to the students at this wonderful school there in manassas. the all saints school i want to
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thank the teacher standing in the back for the invitation to the wonderful school in manassas. on monday, still warmer than average. in the mid 80s. then hot on tuesday. upper 80s. cooler wednesday, thursday, highs 70s and lower humidity. the roads are not looking that great? >> yeah 95 at prince william parkway, this truck has brakes on fire. so we have a little bit of a police response there. might slow things down a tad right now. looks like you're actually okay. 66 into town and out of town, no problems there. 55 miles per hour. rolling on time. 270 at germantown road looking good. and right now the outer loop of the beltway a problem there with the first 4 traffic tracker so this is an issue this morning. 95 south at prince william
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parkway. back in ten minutes. always traffic and weather on the 1s. i'm megan mcgrath live along seventh street where just a short time ago we had a pedestrian struck. they have done the transport. it appeared to me that the pedestrian may have been a jogger in the area here just about within the last 20 minutes or so. we have a vehicle on the scene, this van here it has front end damage. they did stay here on the scene. they are talking with police right now. as for the person who was hit, they were conscious. we could see them talking. they were just transported. for the moment 17th street is closed down. but since the transport has been made, not sure that that will be the case much longer. back to you in the studio. >> megan, thank you. the debate over who gets to see police body camera video is heating up in the district. body cams are more common now after the freddie gray and michael brown cases.
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d.c. mayor's and police chiefs wants it exempt from the public record requests to protect the privacy of witnesses and victims. but critics say that cameras can't hold police accountable if the public can't see the video. >> she talks about accountability. everybody talks about accountability. what is the purpose of having accountability? taking that footage and then locking it away in a vault so the public can't see it. >> those who hold police accountable will have access to unredacted videos as well as anyone who reports being the victim of police misconduct. >> chief lanier said she's open to developing other guidelines for public access. an inmate's widow is suing. the wrongful death lawsuit says that willie scott died from a drug overdose back in may of 2014. the sheriff told "the free lance-star" he denies the
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allegations. move over google apps. landon dowdy joins us has more on for your money. good morning. >> hey, eun, that's right. uber has reportedly made a bid for nokia's map business for as much as $3 billion. "the new york times" says uber is competing with bmw, audi and mercedes-benz. while google map is the most popular in the u.s., here it controls 80% of the global market. new data shows consumes are more wary about using their credit cards than at any time in the last four years. credit card debt fell, however, student and car loans continue to dwarf overall usage. back over to you. >> all right, landon dowdy, thank you. well if you're out and about in silver spring come by and say hello, grab a free doughnut and coffee while supplies last. >> the food truck will be out
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between 7:00 and 9:00. the good guys at goodies will be at the veterans plaza in downtown silver spring. >> by the movie theater. come early, the doughnuts tend to go fast. >> they're delicious. breaking news, new information about the attack the terrorist group boko haram is carrying out right now in africa. that's next at 6:00 a.m. on "news4 today." and a live look outside for you now. 65 degrees outside the studios. we are in for another big warm-up today.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now on "news4 today," their handling of the freddie gray case led to rioting around baltimore. now the spotlight on the police department is getting bigger. why the justice department is ready to investigate. restricted air space will be crowded in the hours ahead. why dozens of world war ii era planes are taking to the skies over d.c. today. it's a beautiful morning. >> oh are we singing for this fantastic friday? come on a little more. >> fantastic friday as you step out to pleasant temperatures without too much humidity. it's a preview of what you'll enjoy in the day ahead. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has your out the door forecast. >> aaron, i didn't know you're a rascal. starting off this morning we have a beautiful morning under way.
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and good for the flyover today and for flying along the freeways. green lights with dry pavement this morning. quite a bit of sunshine for the morning in the mid 60s with dry roads. dry roads for the afternoon commute as well. just a few high clouds coming through. temperatures in the mid 80s. you probably need that a.c. on in the car in the afternoon. that sun can cook the car if it's sitting outside for a length of time with those windows closed. melissa has an update on a new crash now. >> yeah, brand new crash, we just got this report into the traffic center. this is outer loop at georgia avenue. so we'll call and get more information about this. when you take a wider look at the beltway, everything else is moving fine. no major


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