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tom? >> yeah about ten degrees cooler this morning than it was yesterday morning. and you'll notice blustery wind and much lower humidity. a big, fresh change blowing in overnight. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour out of the north and west. and as you're waiting for the metro and the bus this morning you'll need a light jacket. in the upper 50s. then between 8:00 and 9:00 ought to be climbing in the low 60s. but that wind will be blustery. bright sunshine. and all around the region we will have the temperatures continuing to climb a bit into the 70s by later this afternoon. here's your beach forecast for the weekend. right now a look at the water temperature. only at 63. that's pretty chilly. saturday looks like the coolest day at the beaches but it will be in the mid 60s and then memorial day itself nice and warm right there at the beaches. it will be in the low 80s. melissa has slowdowns on the beltway. >> slow downs on the beltway all thanks to construction. we're seeing about a 2 1/2 mile
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backup. outer loop on route 50, we have three lanes blocked. by the time you get to the beltway, the outer loop here a good luck road it's cleared out of the way. outer loop approaching that area is a bit slow here this morning. wide look at things overall everything else looks like it's moving just fine. that's the only problem there at 50. 66 headed into town 95 headed into or out of town no problems there. first 4 traffic tracker on 95 southbound here in virginia just passing through and we don't have any issues there. more at 5:11. we'll take a live look at 270. a developing story, police in prince george's county now know the name of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. until now, surveillance video is the only lead we have seen. police say this man, isiah bogans sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl last week. the girl's mother spotted him last friday and tried to tackle
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him but he escaped. she told police about a tattoo on his neck that read blessed. if you know where he is, police want to hear from you. right now the search is on to find the person who killed a young mother in prince george's county and police are asking the question why? firefighters found the 21-year-old latiqua cherry dead in her burned out oxon hill apartment on sunday. prince george's county police say someone killed her before setting that fire. officers canvassed the neighborhood with flyers in search of answers yesterday. the mother of a 2-year-old died from trauma inside a third floor apartment. court documents show the victim got a stay away order against a man she was dating. the victim's mother believes he had something to do with her death. >> to think that he or whoever would betray like this, would make them want to react and do such a horrible act like this to her. >> now, police have not named a person of interest or suspect at
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this point. there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. a traffic alert this morning. there's still no word on when the westbound lane on the arlington memorial bridge will reopen. you may face some delays if you're using the bridge today. the national park service closed the westbound lane closest to the curb more than 24 hours ago. engineers found an area of corrosion during a routine inspection. rescuers saved a woman stranded in the potomac river. look at this scene from chopper 4. montgomery county rescue crews helped the woman and at least two dogs to the virginia side of the river last night. they say the woman was hiking. we're told she and the dogs will be okay. new this morning, the central texas marketplace is back open. it is the scene of that deadly shoot-out involving rival motorcycle gangs in waco over the weekend. police say a parking dispute escalated into a gun fire inside of a restaurant. the violence spilled out side.
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nine people were killed. 18 wounded. 170 bikers arrested. police this morning are still working the crime scene inside of the restaurant. so it will not be back open today. eun? >> kristin wright thanks. 5:04 is your time. the son of the late marion barry is due in court. christopher barry's trial was supposed to begin today for assault assault charges but he reached a plea deal on monday. barry threw a trash can at a downtown bank teller and threatened her. if the judge approves the plea deal it would prevent the surveillance video of the january incident from ever becoming public. also happening today, only is hosting the fourth annual ride of silence. it's to honor people killed or hurt while riding and raises awareness about sharing the road with the cyclists. that begins tonight. and in the district transportation officials plan to discuss how to make it easier to bike and walk to and from metro,
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marc and vre stations. it's a study that shows more than 3,000 potential bicycle and pedestrian improvements to handle more riders. metro will update us on how it's prioritizing walk/bike access projects near the metro 91 stations. folks here in d.c. have been waiting for streetcars. we're here at third and "h" northeast. in the interim, while they're doing the test runs, d-dot officials aren't just sitting around. they'll do an informational campaign to get people ready for the streetcars once they take to the roads in earnest. later today for the morning rush from 7:00 to 9:30 d-dot officials will be here at the intersection as well as others along "h" street corridor as an -- part of an informational campaign to get people ready. to let them know what they can expect. to let them know there's new equipment out on the street. it can't change lanes or stop on a dime.
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pedestrians and motorists and cyclists need to know this is a biweekly feature. they'll do it every two weeks on wednesdays. one in the morning rush from 7:00 to 9:30 and from 4:00 to 6:30 while they prepare the streetcars to actually begin running. they're all along the "h" street corridor, and up to 21st and also up at the area that they call the starburst where bladensburg road and "h" street and 25th street come together. very busy pedestrian and motorist area which will only get more complicated once the streetcars start running. we'll tell you what to expect and tell you how to be safe. derrick ward news4. another push to change the washington redskins name. why arlington is now taking a stance. investigators thought it could make their case. now it could break the case. what they say is missing in the murder of a northwest washington family and their housekeeper.
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and taking a live look outside, in the district this morning, a little chilly some might say out there. narrator: puerto rico's healthcare system is on life support, putting three and a half million puerto ricans at risk. it's an outrage. puerto ricans are us citizens and pay the same medicare taxes, but receive only half the federal healthcare funding as the other 50 states. the headlines tell the story... woman: "unfair treatment from washington." man: "thousands without medications."
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woman: "it's a crisis that could imperil the whole economy." narartor: washington must act now to protect care for three and a half million u.s. citizens. before it's too late.
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new this morning, the cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near bermuda is free this morning. the norwegian don got caught after a temporary malfunction in
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the steering system forced it slightly off course. it took about six hours to free the ship. it was nearly 3,500 passengers on board and crew members as well. they were waiting for the ship to be inspected before heading for boston. so if you're looking for love online be aware of scammers. a new report by fbi shows thieves targeting lonely hearts were the leading cause of internet fraud last year. the people who overshare on facebook and other social media sites became the most common victims. you wear what you share. the fbi says women made up 70% of the romance cons. fbi agents say they searched chat rooms and social media to find their victims. they tell you i love you, you never met them, you might want to be careful. the humidity has disappeared too. >> and chuck bell is outside on the weather deck enjoying the
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nice refreshing air out there. chuck? >> so nice to be outside this morning. we had a wind shift and an air mass change while you were sleeping last night. now it's in the upper 50s and low 60s with a very refreshing west to northwesterly breeze out here. almost -- now i got my short sleeves on almost chilly this morning. in your what to wear graphics, you may want a little wrap this morning. summer wear, sunglasses for later on. a refreshing breeze. upper 50s and low 60s now. we'll be in the mid 70s later on today. just the way we like it. actually average weather returning for the month of may after many many days that had been far too warm and far too early. that's a check on the forecast. now for a check on the road problems in virginia, here's a check on the traffic with
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melissa mollet. >> this just popped up, and thanks to the first 4 traffic tracker. the exit from dumfries road to virginia 95 northbound is shut down. traffic tracker was trying to turn around for us. this is the exit from dumfries road to 95 north. we spoke with police, once you get on 95 north on dumfries road we have three lanes blocked. virginia 95 here at mine road approaching that area. very slow because of road work. hopefully out of the way soon. 95 in maryland no problems. b.w. parkway and 29 there looking quite good. wide look at things overall just slow here in the outer loop passing 50. road work. 270 at montrose rolling along nicely. crews are racing to contain a major oil spill. what we're learning about the
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you're watching "news4 today." >> we've learning more information about a mansion
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murder mystery in the district. investigators say a couple and their housekeeper were beaten and stabbed in a house not far from the vice president's residence. the couple's 10-year-old boy was burned so badly that investigators don't know how he died. investigators told news4 the security cameras around the home were disarmed. there is no surveillance video. the four people were found dead on thursday at a home along wood lawn drive in northwest. take a look this is video reported in a parking lot where the porsche was found torched. if you recognize this person, call the d.c. police. there's a $100,000 reward in this place. a man accused of murder will be in maryland next weeks. scott tomaszewski killed an elderly couple two weekends ago. in the picture, you can see him at a hearing in juneau alaska yesterday.
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they say he confessed to killing dick and jody vilardo. that couple and tomaszewski lived next door to each other. the news4 i-team has learned that montgomery county school superintendent will stay on the job for another year. last week the board of education announced they had selected a top candidate to replace starr. but that candidate has now backed out. today, the board will formally ask bowers to stay on as interim superintendent for one more year. bowers had planned to retire this year. arlington taking a stance on the redskins name. a resolution was passed supporting a potential move to virginia. the resolution also called on owner dan schneider to change the team's name. the board said the word redskins is quote objectionable to many because it's considered a racial slur. next season teams will not
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snap balls from the 15 yard line. it will be snapped from the 2 yard line. it's designed to make extra points more difficult. last year teams scored on 99% of the kicks. it's 5:18. news for your health now, women who have c section deliveries may face postnatal complications that's according to the study from the center for health statistics. the risk of intensive care admissions is higher among women after the first c-section. women facing multiple c-sections are at risk of unplanned hysterectomies. doctors stress for most women, c-section is safe and the risks are low. we are learning that there may be a link between hearing loss and dementia. that's according to researchers at the university of colorado. researchers say there is a portion of the brain used for hearing that can become reorganized and shrink possibly playing a role in memory loss. one in three adults over the age of 60 has reported age related
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hearing problems. today in alexandria you'll be able to use the potomac yard station in 2018. julie carey says that the council wants to put it east of the potomac yard shopping center. vice president joe biden's son is being treated at walter reed army medical center. we don't know why he is in the hospital right now. he's the former attorney general of delaware. he's had medical issues in recent years including a mild stroke and surgery to remove what doctors described as a small lesion. we are working to learn more about his condition now. a major project to clean up the anacostia river is underway. they're investigating how dirty the water is. and they're mapping the toxins in the dirt and figuring out how to remedy the water.
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the d.c. council committed to completing it by 2018. the house is trying to bring sledding back to capitol hill. yeah it's been about six months before there's any snow that -- six months before there's any snow to sled on but the house passed a bill that will allow you to legally sled down. >> it's too soon. i feel like we just -- >> talk about snow. >> went over the hill to get to spring and warmer weather. i don't want to see that anymore. >> i'm with you on that one. not as warm as yesterday's weather, thankfully. but this live picture, if you can see cool and refreshing that's what it looks like. >> yeah. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with your weather and traffic on the 1s. >> the humidity has been swept away. here's another view of our sky. melissa and i agree. this is per simmon sunrise
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underway right now. the sunrise is at 5:52. the sunrises are getting earlier and earlier. the sky has really cleared out beautifully. humidity has been swept away. maybe a few high clouds. and by 8:00 it will be hovering in the low 60s. low 70s and then peaking in the mid 70s mid afternoon. the winds they're rather gusty now, they'll diminish in the around to around five to ten miles an hour. storm team 4 radar not showing any rain. we are all clear here now. dry pavement as you head off to work and school on this wednesday morning. quite a chill in the air though. northern and western suburbs, down in the mid and upper 50s. that includes into the mountains it's dipped into the 40s. way out in western maryland oakland down to 41. while around the bay, it's hovering around 70 there. but it will be getting cooler there as the morning goes on. here is rain timing on thursday. this is as of around between 8:00 to 10:00.
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some showers will begin to move into the metro area. very light rain will continue all the way through into the afternoon, then it will taper off and end by 6:00 p.m. and pretty much all of it will be it xing the eastern shore -- exiting the eastern shore by the evening hours. a fresh change blows back in again for friday. so after we get through the afternoon we'll be down to the 50s tomorrow morning with a cloudy start. then the occasional light rain showers during the day on thursday. highs tomorrow may only make it into the low 60s. sunshine on friday with afternoon highs in the upper 70s. then saturday a bit cooler, but beautiful sunshine. and then sunday mild into the upper 70s. then it will feel like summer for memorial day. into the mid 80s and still not too humid, but getting more humid and hotter. upper 80s. next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 5:31. a look at your hometown highs around the region today.
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melissa is looking at some slowdowns this morning. >> seeing slowdowns on 95 through the dumfries road area. two mile backup. this is the exit from dumfries road that we were talking about to virginia. 95 northbound. that's -- we still have the delays here. 95 you can see here at mine road. of course they're moving the camera on me a little bit here, but you can see the backups here as you're headed northbound. that's rare for this time of the morning. take a look at prince george's county overall don't have any major problems there. wide look at the beltway, still slow here as you're approaching 50. that construction should be out of the way there, blocking three lanes. slowing things down there as well. taking a look at 66 flying in to town out of town nice and clear. all of the major road work there now out of the way. remember to listen to our friends on wtop for the latest on the traffic. 270 at old hundred a little slow here at hyattstown. crews are trying to clean up an oil spill off the coast of
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santa barbara, california. about 21,000 gallons of crude oil spilled there. the leak came from the ruptured pipeline on shore. that pipe has since been turned off. and this morning several families could find out when they'll be able to return to their homes after a train derailment in louisiana. take a look here you can see the train that was carrying hazardous chemicals derailed outside baton rouge not far from the mississippi river. the tankers do not appear to be damaged at this point. they did evacuate the area as a precaution though. they suspect the damaged track caused it to derail. ten young people in canada are under arrest. the people wanted to travel to iraq and syria to join isis. the charps -- no-- no charges have been brought. but police are meeting with the families. almost $200 million raised for cancer patients was spent on concert tickets and lavish
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vacations. fund-raisers may have asked you to give money to cancer fund of america, children's cancer fund of america, or cancer support services. the federal trade services say all four charities were created by one family. they promised it would help the cancer patients including children. >> defendants spent consumer donations on cars, on vacations. cruises. college tuition. gym membership jet ski outings, sporting events and concert ticket and dating site memberships. >> so far, the family is not returning calls or e-mails. two of the charities settled with the government. the other two are headed to court now. you have ways to check out a charity for yourself before you give any money. go to our consumer watch facebook page. 5:26. a new study found that stadiumly stress is affecting your child's success at the school. from all 50 states were
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surveyed. family stress was at the top of the list with 76%. poverty and learning and psychological problems rounded out the top three barriers. the top teachers say they had the most satisfaction from working in small groups or one-on-one with students. the teachers said their least favorite activities was disciplining the students or talking to the parents. in a story you will see only on news4, we're learning what's being done to address lead poisoning concerns at a d.c. homeless shelter. two young children at d.c. general tested positive for high lead levels in their system. managers discovered peeling paint in the cafeteria and cordoned off the area. now every child under the age of 2 will be eligible for lead testing. >> they're doing a top -- a full inspection of the entire facility to make sure proactively that there are not other places that could be a potential source of lead. >> lead poisoning can cause
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serious physical and mental problems and has been linked to low i.q. 5:27. we are working on a number of stories the clue that police are looking for after someone shot a teen in fairfax county while people were sitting down for dinner. and plus the change that cathy lanier wants to make to the d.c. gun
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30. police in prince george's county have identified the man they believe sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. take a look at the man. his name is isiah bogan. zachary kiesch will bring us a live update in 15 minutes. new information in the murders of four people in northwest d.c. security cameras around the savopoulos's house was disabled. a heads up if your morning drive involves the arlington morning bridge. one of the westbound lanes is still closed. engineers some found corrosion during a routine inspection. first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. and a cool breeze is blowing
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across the region this morning. much more comfortable day is ahead of us. >> doesn't it feel so nice? storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking the temperatures in your neighborhood. >> yeah. fresh breeze rustling the leaves and bringing in lower humidity. 63 in woodbridge a clear sky. temperatures later today with bright sunshine just a few high clouds coming in should make it into the low 70s there by late afternoon. by then a lighter wind. another hometown gaithersburg in montgomery county at 57 under a clear sky. with the blustery wind it will feel chillier. then by later this afternoon, it will be up around 70. here's another hometown forecast, right now in ashburn and loudoun county a cool 60 disagrees with a cool sky and temperatures there should be making it into the low 70s. nice change for the rest of the
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day and a change tomorrow we could get some rain, but right now, dry pavement. looks like the traffic tracker is slowing down on 95. >> it might be a pretty day weatherwise, but not on the roads this morning. first 4 traffic tracker headed north on 95 here in virginia. drew triangle is where she hopped on there, and it's slow. a 3 1/2 mile backup from some earlier lane closures. not seeing the closures any longer. we'll let you know if they're still there, but look at this. again from the traffic camera 95 northbound at triangle very very slow. the exit from dumfries road to 95 north we pushed that out when it was shut down. it's reopened. no worries there. but you see some the big backups on the map here. brand new delays on metro. yellow line delays to huntington. wanted to mention that. beltway at central avenue, outer loop seeing some slowdowns b. back in a few minutes. eun? >> thank you. fairfax county police are trying to figure out who shot a 17-year-old. it happened in a townhouse complex on holly avenue off of
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government center parkway in fairfax. police at first thought it happened a it will county government center. but they soon found the crime scene. we were on the scene as technicians examined bullet holes in front of the townhouse. a white car was seen speeding following that shooting. one neighbor describes what he heard during dinner time. he asked us not to show his face. >> i was inside my house and all of a sudden i heard bang-bang. which sounded to me like it could have been gunshots. you never know for sure, but it certainly sounded like gunshots. >> the 17-year-old shot is expected to survive. police say this does not appear to be a random crime. this morning, a 54-year-old man is dead. arlington county police shot and killed alfredo rials-torres while responding to a domestic dispute. it happened yesterday at the gates of ballston apartment complex. when the officers arrived they heard screaming coming from the second story apartment unit and
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police say rials-torres was fighting with his 88-year-old mother. he say he attacked the officers and police opened fire. one of the officers suffered a severe cut to his face and another hurt by a laser. and republican lawmakers are facing off against each other on whether to renew a part of a patriots acts. the part of the law expires in less than two weeks. the house passed an alternative law that restricts government searches and lets phone companies keep their data. senate republican leaders want to keep the patriot act just as it is. but a republican presidential candidate says he will filibuster. >> shouldn't be doing this. i don't want to replace it with another system. >> the senate is supposed to be on break starting monday but senators have been warned not to firm up travel plans just yet. it's 5:35. the u.s. coast guard academy class of 2015 will receive a sendoff from their commander in
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chief. president obama will deliver the keynote speech. the president spoke at the academy's 2011 commencement. congratulations to all the graduates. this afternoon, the first lady and former senator elizabeth dole will honor the people who care for our service members and veterans. more than 70 caregivers will be welcomed. dole's foundation is calling them hidden heroes and highlighting the enormous responsibility the caregivers take on every day. the guests will meet with members of congress about what can be done to make sure service members and veterans have the support they need. more severe storms expected today in texas. tornadoes hurt at least one person and destroyed buildings in two small towns. the tornadoes came up under ominous black clouds. debris flew off a roof from a hotel. part of a fence hit someone in the head. university of mary washington officials have taken the first steps to finding a new president. president rick hurley is retiring at the end of june in 2016. right now, they're interviewing
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potential search firms and they'll be responsible for conducting a nationwide search. it's been a difficult year for the university of virginia but the board of visitors is not blaming president teresa sullivan. she is getting a contract extension. sullivan's contract was set to expire next year. the new deal lasts until 2019. she makes $647,000 a year. the school recently was the focus of a new discredited "rolling stone" article about rape on campus. what do you think about building a new memorial on the national mall? a world war i memorial is planned to be built near the white house. you can weigh in at 6:30 at the jones day offices northwest. you can also let folks know what online at park planning.nps.gov. the first lady shows she can pack a punch. how michelle obama might have upstaged her husband with this new video. on 95 northbound as you're headed through triangle what
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you can do to avoid this mess this morning. coming up. and the search going on right now for people
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it is now 5:40. a train workers union is urging amtrak to make changes to avoid another deadly crash.
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the brotherhood of locomotive engineers and trainman wants a second engineer on trains. engineer brandon bostian was alone in the train when amtrak 188 derailed last week. he says he doesn't remember when the train flew off the tracks and it was traveling more than 100 miles an hour in the 50 mile zone. having a second engineer could have prevented the accident. health officials are looking for people in d.c. and fairfax county who might have had contact with a measles patient. they say the person recently returned from traveling internationally. this person visited several places while contagious between may 10th and may 16th. you can see a full list on our app. search the word measles. that patient is it of on the hospital. we're waking up to a much more comfortable morning. you can feel it really the humidity is just gone. just like that.
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>> yeah meteorologist chuck bell outside on the weather deck. soaking it all in. how does it feel? >> it feels really nice outside. poof away goes the humidity for a couple of days. don't worry, june july and august are in front of us and it will be back for humidity lovers. for those of us enjoying the change wow, what a pleasant morning. early morning color, sunrise is 10 or 12 more minutes away from now. all green light conditions for the morn, midday and the afternoon plans outside today. on your way in to work 50s and 60s. nice and try out there. mid 70s for highs today that's average, which will be a nice change of pace. speaking of pace let's go over to news4's melissa mollet with more on 95's traffic. >> speaking of very slow paces this morning, right, chuck? looking at 95 northbound at triangle we have a three mile backup. this is earlier road work that took a while to clear. we started to build a backup because we had lane closures.
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pretty slow right now. first 4 traffic tracker will be there in a couple of minutes. looking at travel times, 270 south looking good. outer loop 95 to 270 from problems there. from fairfax county to the beltway, no problems. not too terrible. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car for the latest on traffic. >> thank you. it's the biggest recall in american history. what you need to know if your car is one of 34 million with potentially dangerous air bags. why you might not have to get your car fixed again even if it has been fixed once already. as you think of heading to the beach this weekend and this summer we found out why the federal program designed to keep your family safe is a
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your time is 5:46. a developing story this morning. police in prince george's county now know the name of the manspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. until now the only lead we had seen in the case was the
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surveillance video and now we have a name. news4's zachary kiesch is in forestville with more on the suspect. good morning. >> reporter: yes, good morning, eun. i'm going to get right to it. an arrest warrant has been issued for isiah bogan. check out the neck tattoo. this is the man who assaulted the 12-year-old girl in this forestville apartment. what's fascinating about this is how the mother of the victim helped identify bogan. she was out friday she saw him and tried to tackle him. she wasn't able to keep her hands on him but she was able to distinguish this neck tattoo. this is what helped police identify who they're looking for in this case. now, as residents start their day here what would be a typical wednesday, making their way to the bus stop starting their day, police are out in the area canvassing trying to find
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bogan. we're here in the 1900 block of brooks drive in forestville. police are asking for the community's help as they try to find bogan. again, this man they say is responsible for assaulting a 12-year-old girl here last week. reporting live in prince george's county i'm zachary kiesch. 13 before the hour now. a new former substitute teacher could face charges for what you see in this video. he taught at gwen park middle school in brandywine. that video shows him hitting students with a belt. a seventh grader said it started with a fight. we spoke with her with the permission of her grandmother. >> to take the action is for parents and i don't think it was his job or duty to even put his hands or beat a child for any reason. >> the prince george's county school district fired that substitute teacher. the district told us it notified child protective services and prince george's county police. for the third year, the number of heroin overdose deaths
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is up in maryland. the state health department reports 578 people died from a heroin overdose. that's up 25% from 2013. maryland governor larry hogan declared it a health crisis. he signed a bill expanding access to the drug which can be used in emergencies to reverse heroin overdoses. cathy lanier says she won't make people explain why they want a permit to carry a concealed handgun. d.c. restrictions on guns outside the home are unconstitutional. and d.c. attorney general karl racine disagrees with the decision. about a hundred people have applied for permits and very few have been denied. hillary clinton is fielding direct questions now from the media for the first time in weeks. clinton trying to focus on the
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middle class issues central to her campaign but she is dogged about questions about private e-mail while secretary of state. >> well they're not mine. they belong to the state department. as much as they can expedite the process, that's what i'm asking them to do. >> the state department said it would try to release the e-mail in january just as the primaries kick off. a federal judge ordered them released in patches over the coming months. her republican rivals continue to take jabs over her using private e-mail. new jersey governor chris christie called it incredible. muriel bowser is expected to make an announcement about bringing green jobs to the city. she'll be joined by the members of the epa. it will be an update on the plan to reduce sewage from polluting the rivers. holy cross health is expanding the health centers in montgomery county.
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right now there are centers in silver silver spring, gaithersburg. the grand opening is this afternoon on middlebrook road. the news4 i-team wants to keep you safe this memorial day weekend, especially if you're headed to the beach. the i-team discovered that a federal program that makes sure the water is safe enough for swimming is a regular target of congressional budget cuts. local health departments and employees across the country collect water samples once a week. every year, they worry they'll lose the funding. >> recently, the funding has not been included in the federal budget, but through continuing resolutions and i believe are going to have funding for this year and next year. what the future holds, i have to wait and see. >> the news4 i-team looked at owl the water -- all of the
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water samples collected in maryland virginia and delaware. you'll find out what they uncovered and how you can look up your favorite beaches tonight on news4 at 5:00 and 6:00. 62 degrees outside of the studios here in northwest washington as we take a look at a beautiful sun and refreshing change that we can really feel in the weather. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein of course predicted this. he told us that it was going to be cooler. the humidity would sort of disappear last night as that cold front came through. and sure enough -- >> sure enough. and amazingly enough that this weather is so wacky that in one day can switch like that. >> 5:51 our time right now. and i want to get you up to speed on the forecast this morning. tom kierein keeping an eye on the skies for us. let us know what to expect. >> right now, storm team 4 radar is all clear this morning. we are starting off with a wonderful fresh change that's occurred overnight. and the storm team 4 radar up
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close showing an all dry pattern here. we don't have any rain around the vicinity this morning as we have had the sky clearing out overnight. we h they have been gusting up to around 15 to 20 to 25 miles per hour. look at our temperatures down into the 50s. all across the pan handle of west virginia, shenandoah valley. closer to washington, just mid 50s now at montgomery county and upper 50s, near 60 now in fairfax county. much of prince george's county low to mid 60s. mid 60s in washington. dropping around the bay too. it was in low 70s last hour. now down into the mid 60s there. the winds are blustery through the morning. they'll diminish during the afternoon. now yesterday i travelled to springfield and visited the st. bernadette school there. had a terrific time talking to all of the fourth graders. and really they were really smart about weather. they had a unit on weather. they had it last fall, but they still remembered a lot about it.
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had a terrific time. took a lot of questions too from those students at the st. bernadette school in fairfax county in springfield. i want to thank the school counselor here in back. for the invitation to visit all the fourth graders at the st. bernadette school in springfield. terrific school. as we get through the chill, a bit of a blustery wind. tomorrow, upper 50s and afternoon highs on thursday only the 60s with some rain likely moving in tomorrow. rain late morning off and on into the morning and ending in the evening. then we snap packback into the 70s. for memorial day, not too hot and humid. getting hot and humid on tuesday. remaining dry through much of the time. melissa, what's doing on with the roads? >> we had some backups, this is great -- i was going to tell you to take the alternate of route 1 instead of 95 northbound here, but right now, don't have to worry about that. we're actually looking much better here. 95 north at triangle.
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backups went from 2 1/2 miles down. headed northbound here through dumfries no real problems here. a little bit of the slow down on 95 north. yellow line delays to huntington. graham road at westmoreland road a water main break. 66 into town a little slow and then it opens back up. remember to listen to our friends on wtop. 270 at old hundred, no problems at the top of 270. 5:54. an umpire with the ft. hunt little league program is charged with child pornography. court documents show that 67-year-old donald essex exchanged ten images of child pornography with an undercover officer online and it shows that
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essex arranged to have sex with the undercover officer's 9-year-old daughter. he was arrested. your car could be affected by the biggest recall ever in the u.s. japanese company takata admitted it produced air bags that can explode. they can explode instead of inflate, launching shrapnel into your car. takata denied the problem until this week and five people have died from the air bags. nearly 34 million cars in the u.s. are affected. investigators are also trying to figure out if replacement air bags are also defective which would mean some of you may need your air bags replaced for a second time. well as you start to finalize your memorial day plans you may face some serious delays on metro. metro says five of the six lines will be impacted by track work. on saturday and sunday trains on the yellow blue orange and silver lines will run every 24 minutes. on monday trains on the yellow blue and red line will run every 20 minutes. to see the full list of changes head to the washington app. $15 an hour that's what some
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fast food workers are demanding today. landon dowdy from cnbc as has more on that. >> mcdonald's workers will hold the biggest protest outside the company's shareholders meeting today. they're calling for a higher minimum wage of $15 an hour. the ceo, easter brook has announced plans to raise it to $10 an hour. and spotify is holding an event in new york. it is is widely expected to unveil spotify now. and the service could include a video on demand feature, as well as customize a playlist based on emotion and a more interactive user interface. back over to you, eun. float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. michelle obama is not messing around with her gimme five campaign. think of five ways you can be healthy and share them on social
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media. >> do you know how hard that is to do there? that's core strength. >> the first lady was challenged last week and she delivered on her end. she tweeted this video of her five favorite exercises to stay in shape. slight jab at her husband. he posted a video of him and vice president biden running in a shirt and tie. >> you have to break a sweat. put some sneakers on. she's so fit. she's really strong. new safety push starts on the streets of d.c. the message d-dot has for drivers, bikers and pedestrians. we are getting our first look
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now, big push to keep you safe on the streets of d.c. >> more on d-dot's message to motorists and pedestrians as it rolls out the new street cars. >> we have received new information about president obama's message. and kristin wright is getting
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the information right now, she'll fill us in in a few minutes. spring makes a triumphant return today. much cooler temperatures now. and more changes are coming. tom kierein is here with what you can expect. >> we have some breezes, rustling the leaves this morning. coming in from the north and west. bringing in some fresh, cool air and lower humidity. sunrise underway. live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. sun coming up and a clear sky. waiting for the bus and metro this morning, it will be quite a chill in the air just in the 50s to near 60 degrees. the winds will still be gusting around 15 to 20 miles per hour. then between 8:00 and 9:00 a blustery wind, lots of sunshine. by then though much of the region should climb into the low 60s. headed to the beach this weekend, here is the beach forecast. the water temperature is a chilly 62 and the coolest day at the beaches o

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