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coming up. >> all right, thank you. investigators spent the night at the crime scene on woodland drive in northwest. they searched for blood stains using the chemical luminol. it can help to establish exactly when and how savopoulos and 10-year-old son and housekeeper veralicia figurera were killed. they showed signs of being beaten and stabbed before the home was set on fire by the killers last thursday. >> i'll take it from there, aaron. we know two of the deliveries playing into the role. the first, a pizza delivery wednesday night. one that megan mentioned that she'll have more on. police have questioned the domino's employee. the second is the cash drop. a source close to the family tells news4 savvas savopoulos called his office in hyattsville. he asked an assistant bring $40,000 to the house. they believe the family was taken captive on thursday night. three adults killed in the house were found in a second floor
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bedroom. 10-year-old philip savopoulos was found in his own bedroom. his remains were so badly burned investigators have not officially identified him. 4:31 your time right now. let's check your weather and traffic on the 1s. >> good morning. it's much cooler when you head out the door. we do have some rain approaching us. an area of low pressure is sweeping into the region coming in from the west. if you're trying in to the mountains headed up toward pennsylvania or into west virginia or heading south down 95 maybe running a little bit of light rain this morning. right now around the metro area don't have any rain yet. the pavement is dry. a few sprinkles maybe trying to reach the ground. and then in southern maryland charles county in to stafford and spotsylvania culpepper, a few light sprinkles beginning to
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move in. a chilly morning. temperatures are down into the mid 50s. much of the region near 60 around the bay. reagan national at 62. out in the mountains in shenandoah valley it's in the 50s right now. with that light rain that's continuing to roll in from the west. we'll have the cloud cover lowering, that's a live view from our tower camera. cool morning and a wet afternoon. much of the region will be getting rain moving in later this morning in the metro area and during the afternoon. then a warmer pattern is setting up for the memorial day weekend. next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 4:41. a look at your bus stop forecast and what to wear for this wet thursday. now, melissa, what's happening on the roads? >> some of the road work and extra folks on the road a lot of people are headed out for the memorial day holiday today. road work wise we are talking about 95 north here, dumfries road.
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the same thing as yesterday. we had a lot of volume building there. only one lane is getting by. starting to see a slowdown in the next 20 minutes or so. river road at wilson lane road work is stretching inbound. hopefully that's out of the way in the next 30 minutes or so. 270 at montrose road some road work and local lanes get by just fine. not slowing you down something to mention if you're headed out, southbound is rolling along just fine. taking a look at the north, b.w. parkway, into and out of town is rolling along nicely. and nice and green. i'm back in ten minutes. new this morning, we now know the name of the second marine that died after a crash during a training exercise in hawaii. lance corporate matthew dieterman right there was hurt when the osprey aircraft went down. he died on tuesday. determan was 21 and from arizona. lance corporal joshua barron
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from the state of maryland was also killed. two other marines are in the hospital this morning. they're in stable condition. no word at this point as to what exactly caused that crash. aaron? >> thank you. we're working to learn the names and the conditions of two people who were shot in waldorf. chopper 4 caught these images above the mcdonald's where it happened last night. someone shot a man and a woman near the st. charlestown center mall. deputies have a suspect in custody right now. and a teenager is in dust did after shooting another teenager. police charged one with the felony use of a firearm. the 17-year-old victim is expected 20 survive. also in fairfax, charles
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severance is charged with killing four people over a decade. the lawyers also requested a judge split up the murder cases because of the significant time difference between them. well the man who flew his gyrocopter and landed on the capitol is due in court this afternoon. douglas hughes is charged with violating restricted air space and operating a label falsely labeled as a postal carrier. we do expect hughes to address the media and thank his supporters after his arraignment today. he says landing at the capitol was an act of civil disobedience. he says he was protesting the influence of money in politics. you are looking at a live picture of the u.s. capitol now. just hours ago, kentucky senator rand paul stepped off the senate floor after more than ten hours of speaking against a controversial section of the patriot act. he is talking about the part of that law the white house uses to justify collecting massive amounts of your phone data.
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it is set to expire june 1 if congress does not renew it. he says they should not gather data against innocent americans. >> i don't think we have to be that fearful of terrorism that we have to give up who we are in the process. >> ten senator froms both parties joined -- senators from both parties joined paul. it did bring attention to what some people think is high profile. the senate is set for some tricky maneuvering as it tries to resolve it before they head to break. tracie potts has a deeper look at paul's speech. right now a coastline in california is coated with oil. there's a state of emergency in santa barbara county where crude oil is pouring out of an underground pipeline that burst. take a look at the huge black mass that stretches across miles in the water. so far more than 100,000 gallons of oil have spilled from the pipe line. today more clean-up crews will
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join hundreds of first responders working to fix the problem right now. maryland's governor expected to make a final decision on the purple line project in the next 24 hours. prince george's officials will meet with larry hogan -- they're ready for a transit battle too. they're hoping to recruit new businesses to the counties and one of the lines is that new line. and the city council voted unanimously in favor of what's known as the alternative plan for a metro station at potomac park. it clears the way for the next step in the design process. $268 million project would create 26,000 jobs and new housing, office and retail space. the station is expected to open late in 2018 or early 2019. the investigation continues into the deadly train derailment in philadelphia and this morning, we have learned congress is wasting no time
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looking into that tragedy themselves. a scare at an alexandria school. the incident that has a lot of parents on edge this morning. a live look outside, it's chilly in the 50s in some places and tom says we
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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." 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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congress now has a hearing planned about the deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. representatives will meet on june 2nd. they're holding an oversight hearing led by the transportation and infrastructure committee. eight people died when that sped into the curve and off the tracks last week. two people are still in the hospital in critical condition. we're waking up in the 50s. you want to grab that light jacket as you head out the door this morning. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein begins our weather and traffic on the 1s. >> yeah. grab your umbrella too. you can track that rain with the storm team 4 radar on the storm team 4 app. right now, it is showing showers moving in from the west. this area in green now raining in pennsylvania and west virginia. our local radar is showing a few scattered sprinkles these areas in green east of washington to our south. just to our north and west. and that's where the greater chance of the rain moves in through the morning. at the bus stop, have that umbrella handy. could have a shower moving
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through 7:00 to 8:00. showers in the metro area by 8:00 to 9:00. next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51. a look at that hour by hour timing for the rain. now melissa is looking at 95. what's happening there? >> looking at 95. of course tom, we know it will look different than this later on today as people start to head out of town. i wish i was going with you. northbound and southbound, right new at newington, no problems. 95 north at dumfries a little slow because we have one lane getting by there. 66 headed in to town you're fine. same thing if you're headed westbound. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car. 270, no problems. little show at 270 montrose because of road work. and route 4, woodyard the left lane blocked there. back in ten minutes. >> melissa, thank you. we continue to follow the breaking news of that quadruple murder o
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15 before the hour. breaking news d.c. police need your help finding a man suspected in the quadruple murder of a family of three and their housekeeper in the district. you see the picture of 34-year-old daron wint. he faces first degree murder charges. overnight, detectives searched wint's last known address in maryland. they say he killed the savopouloses and housekeeper veralicia figurera last thursday before burning down their home on woodland drive northwest. new developments in a terminal takedown caught on camera. a 21-year-old man breached security at l.a.x. airport in los angeles.
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tsa tried to stop him, but he wasn't cooperative so police stepped in. he still resisted. a witness recorded this video. the man got to one of the gates here, pushed an officer and that's when police tased him. christian heinz was booked and charged with assaulting a police officer and trespassing. unclear why he did it. airport officials say he was a ticketed passenger. back to you. thank you. 14 now before the hour and the woman -- the name of the woman who accused jesse matthew of rape is no longer available to the public. yesterday morning, the circuit counter court published it on a website. six hours later it was gone. matthew is accused of brutally beating and raping the woman in 2005 in fairfax city. she was 26 years old at the time. the man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl is waking up in jail this morning. police found isiah bogan in his
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car. he was accused of attacking a young girl last week. we can learn whether police will hand down more charges against a little league umpire from fairfax county. don essex distributed child porn. according to court documents, he also told an undercover cop he was sexually active with his three grandchildren. he's not facing any charges for that claim right now. the president of the ft. hunt little league told us he's appalled. >> i read the charges. >> what's that like? >> i can't -- i couldn't finish reading them. i mean they're staggering. >> the little league president said essex just passed a mandatory background check back in march. and i want to thank the american people for considering the arguments and hopefully for helping us push this towards a reform where we all respect the
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fourth amendment and the bill of rights once again. thank you, mr. president, and i relinquish the floor. >> that is kentucky senator and 2016 presidential hopeful rand paul finally giving back the senate floor ten hours, 30 minutes 18 seconds of speaking against the patriot act. paul is asking for more time to debate the controversial part of that law. nbc's tracie potts with more on what paul is hoping to accomplish and what happens next. >> reporter: aaron, he was probably to trying to get some attention and he did that. after all, he is running for president. he was also trying to draw attention to the fact that he and some other lawmakers don't think that the usa freedom act is the best replacement for the patriot act. in ten and a half hours, he tried to make that point. interestingly it was seven democrats and three republicans who joined him. not quite a filibuster. he didn't put off any votes but
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i drew attention to the issue. you ask what is next? it is up to the senate and the house have passed this usa freedom act that would leave our phone records in the hands of our phone companies and not the government. that's already passed the house and in fact they're planning to pack up and go home today. it's really up to the senate. their break is supposed to start on monday, so they do not have a lot of time to deal with this. if things go as planned, debate on that usa freedom act should start some time later today. >> tracie potts on capitol hill, thank you. this morning we are going to hear directly from rape survivors at a senate hearing on the nation's backlog of up tested rape kits. there are up to 400,000 untested kits in this country. it contains evidence that can identify suspects and link crimes. in 2014 a virginia law passed requiring police to account for untested kits. right now none are requiring the police to track the rape
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kits. a handful of republican hopefuls will be left out of the first presidential debate and that is because fox news has decided to allow only ten participants. here's how it will work. candidates must place in the top ten of an average of fox approved polls around the time of the debate. around 18 people are either already running or are seriously considering it. the debate is august 16th in cleveland. 18. that's a lot. for the first time former virginia delegate joe morrissey is publicly admitting he fathered a son with a young former staffer that's according to our news partner wtop. he says, everybody knows that chase is my boy. he stepped down from the seat last year after it was discovered that he was sleeping with his staffer. she was a minor at the time. morrissey won his seat back and then lost it again when he moved from his district. japan's lobby is talking
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about the takata air bag recall. it's leading to the biggest recall ever in u.s. history and the recall affects nearly 34 million cars here. more than 50 million around the world. today, the chairman of the japanese auto manufacturers association said he wants a report on the cause of the problem by the end of this year. after a cool and dry night, we're bracing for it. some rain. >> we complained about the heat and humidity a few days ago, tom, and now return to early spring. i won't call it -- >> it's march -- it's more like march in may. not going to warm that much as the day progresses. rain will begin to move in. storm team 4 radar is showing that moving area of green is only rain now coming into the mountains, from the west. so inf you're driving west, you're trying tone the rain from -- into the rain from west virginia. in the metro area a few
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scattered sprinkles are trying to reach the ground here on the storm team 4 radar. east of washington around the bay and our northern suburbs, southern suburbs, and the metro area. pavement is still dry but the timing here hour by hour as of 8:00 a.m. the rain will begin to move in by then and by 9:00 to 10:00, most of northern virginia and maryland will be wet. then by noontime light rain and a few pockets of rain south of the metro area. then by the rest of the afternoon it gradually moves off and starts to taper off from west to the east but still wet in the metro area. 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. eastern suburbs, southern suburbs around the bay and the eastern shore though still wet. late afternoon and into the evening hours with a few showers there. a few moderate downpours around the atlantic beaches by late afternoon, but we'll dry out west to east for the rest of the evening and then by dawn tomorrow we'll have a mostly
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clear sky and a big change moves in temperature wise. right now we're in the 50s from the mountains all the way to the atlantic beaches, right near the bay in washington. we're holding steady upper 50s to near 60 between now and 8:00. then it will be gradually dropping back into the 50s the rest of the day. staying in the 50s with those showers moving on through. then tomorrow breezy sunshine. mild again after a chilly start near 50 afternoon highs upper 70s. mild for the weekend. sunshine on saturday and sunday in the 70s. looking good now for memorial day too. not too humid, but it will feel like summer again. upper 80s next week. now a look at our traffic with melissa who is looking at the early get away for memorial day. >> yeah the very early get away. tom, you and i were speaking earlier, 270 a lot more people on 270, river road it was kind of slow we couldn't believe it a lot of folks are headed out of
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town. first 4 traffic tracker on the outer loop, i'll send it down to 90 to check it out. northbound, southbound for those getting out the have fun today. 95 north, dumfries road one lane is getting by because of the road work. inner and outer loop is looking quite good. looking up here to the north of the beltway, b.w. parkway, 95 29 here top of the beltway, everything looking quite good. some of the earlier road work is out of the way. 270 at clarksburg you're moving along nicely. hackers hit an insurance provider and you could be a victim. the company involved in the breach and what the company is doing about it. major changes
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you're watching "news4 today." >> parents in loudoun county voicing their concerns about artificial turf. they started a petition on to ban tire rubber from the fields. they say it's toxic and has materials that can cause cancer. you can see the high school -- rather there are six high schools that use the artificial turf in loudoun county. there are dozens of other artificial turf fields as well. it had about 500 signatures
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yesterday afternoon and we just checked it, it has more than 1,800 right now. people in alexandria need your help in helping to find a man who lifted a 6-year-old student over a fence. a teacher spotted the man lifting the young boy over a fence to the playground area to retrieve a ball. after being challenged by a teacher the man walked the boy back to the school playground. if you want any information, police want to hear from you. a baltimore based insurance company is tightening up security. more than a million data -- with more than a million people's names in it care first blue cross/blue shield said that hackers did not get anyone's social security number or credit card numbers or medical claim information. they're offering free monitoring those affected. health care data breaches are a growing part because providers have less experience fighting hackers than retailers do. kicked to the curb, parallel parking is no longer part of the
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driver's license test in maryland. according to the administration if drivers can complete a two-point reverse turn in addition to the other test components they have done enough to earn their license. that doesn't sit well with some of maryland's driving instructors. >> this doesn't measure parking. it measures space management. control of the vehicle at low speed. >> well, just in case you didn't already know, virginia and d.c. do not require parallel parking during the road test either. d.c. getting two new ride sharing companies. that is according to the washington business journal. san francisco based get around and d.c. start-up split are both launching this week. this is get around's first east coast location. the company offers hourly or daily rentals of privately owned vehicles and split is is very similar to uber. it allows you to catch rides with other rider ins the same
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direction. stay with us. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" begins with breaking news. >> there is an all-out manhunt right now for this man. take a good look at him. this is the man that police say tied up and killed the northwest d.c. family and housekeeper. we'll bring you up to date on the evidence that connects him to the crimes. good morning. we have complete coverage of the manhunt underway. but first a check on the weather and the traffic. start with tom kierein. >> yeah, we have some rain beginning to move in, aaron, on the storm team 4 radar. beginning to get a few sprinkles in maryland. amelia segal is right in arlington, with we'll hear from her in the next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:11. the area in green showing that as well east of washington, north and west of us. so this area of rain beginning to move in and pavement is going to start to get damp here over the next hour or so. there is quite a chill in the


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