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college park thank you. daron wint has a criminal history dating back to 2005. he was convicted of assaulting a girlfriend in 2009 and pleaded guilty the next year to malicious destruction of property. he threatened to kill a woman and her daughter. and he vandalized her car. his former attorney doesn't believe that wint is responsible for the quadruple murder. >> he's a nice guy. it's not in his character. he wouldn't hurt a fly. he's the kind of guy that you wouldn't mind your grandmother going to lunch with. >> wint was born and raised in guyana and moved to the united states in 2000. records show he joined the marine corps that same year but he never made it through basic training and he received an honorable discharge for medical reasons. there will be a wake today for veralicia figurera the housekeeper at the savopoulos
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house. figueroa texted a friend that she be working at the house. she came here from el salvador to earn some money before retiring next year. the funeral is in silver spring at 2:00 p.m. friends and meanwhile have set up this gofundme page to help pay for the funeral costs. donations will help the family send her body back home by plane to el salvador for a proper burial. she leaves behind a husband and two children who live in el salvador. you can find a link to the page in the story that has been posted through our nbc washington app. good morning. clear and chilly on this big get away day for the memorial holiday weekend. it is chilly. only in the 40s now. down to just 46 in winchester. virginia is right around 50 degrees. hagerstown at 51. oakland, maryland, down to a cold 37 right now.
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some frost will be forming way out there later this morning. immediately around the metro area, it's down to the upper 40s. closer to washington and montgomery county parts of prince george's as well as fair fox, the low to mid 50s. got a clear sky, lots of sunshine. but with the temperatures so cool and meeting the dew point we have a lot of dew forming. i took this picture an hour or so ago. windshield covered with dew here in northwest washington. got a live view from the tower camera. temperatures by 8:00 will be around 50 and then jumping to the low 70s by noon. mid to upper 70s later this afternoon. next weather and traffic on the 1s, bus stop forecast for this friday morning. melissa, what's going on on 95? >> take a look at this trying to escape early which we advise right now through dale city we
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have a four-mile backup going only 11 miles per hour. this is because of road work. still getting some pretty big backups there. 95 south, a live picture at dale city these are cars not moving big blur there. going to send the first 4 traffic tracker out that way. construction wise, also 66 west at sycamore is scheduled there this morning. outer loop at landover, that should be picked up by 5:00 i'm looking at the clock here. another 30 minutes or so that should be out of the way for you. back in ten minutes. weather and traffic always on the 1s. today, jesse matthew heads back to court in fairfax county. he is accused of raping and brutally beating a woman in 2005. he will ask a judge to suppress any evidence in which the victim claims she recognizes him. his lawyers say the victim only gave a vague description of matthew. yesterday, the fairfax county circuit court published the name of the victim on the website. it was removed several hours later after being seen by the public. the day before yesterday i
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should say. today a judge will decide if a former montgomery county school employee will stand trial for sex abuse. robert wilson was an educator in silver spring. he helped the student with homework by phone and then started meeting her at school where the alleged abuse took place. the victim told police they also met at her apartment building. a hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. today. firefighters are working to find out the cause of a fire at a house in prince george's county. this is a fire on cold harbor drive in accokeek. they soaked the house and tried to put it out. it partially collapsed and the firefighters say the home is more than 3600 square feet. we don't know if anybody was inside at the time of that fire. and there's still no word on the cause of this boat fire in anne arundel county. a 35-foot boat catching fire around 8:00 p.m. at the
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gingerville yachting center. and it caused serious damage but did not spread to others nearby. nobody was hurt. as we remember our fallen service members this memorial day weekend, a live look at the washington national cathedral now. tonight, more than 200 members of rolling thunder are expected for the blessing of the bikes ahead of a memorial day. this is part of the veterans initiative. the bikers will gather at the walker court at 5:15 tonight. well as you start to finalize your memorial day plans, you might face some serious delays on metro, five of the six metro lines will be impacted by track work. on saturday and sundays, those on the yellow blue, orange and silver lines will run every 24 minutes. and on sunday every 18 minutes. to see all of the changes head to the nbc washington app. and metro will open at 7:00 a.m. instead of 5:00 on memorial day. it appears that more of you use mass transit to get to work than any other way.
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the report studied how people commute in the district. more than 38% of you say that you use mass transit. 13% of you walk to work but less than 1% cycle to work. the report also revealed the average longest commute time is about 29 minutes. that must be before traffic is factored in right? where do you live? 4:36 your time right now. we continue to follow that breaking news. the arrest in a quadruple murder. the suspect arrested daron wint. an update on the man hunt and capture coming up. a shocking revelation about a reality star. the scandal that has josh duggarr apologizing this morning. and the unofficial kickoff
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a reality tv star has resigned from a conservative christian lobbying firm amid claims he molested young girls when he was a teenager. "in touch weekly" published the police report that it claims describes charges against josh duggar of tlc's "19 kids and counting." he apologized on facebook saying he acted inexcusably. he worked for the family research council which promotes traditional marriage. the council says it will pray for everyone involved. well, your child will spend
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less time taking the common core test next school year. around here, the changes only apply to students in maryland and d.c. also changing. the math and english exams will be given once a year instead of twice. the changes were made after parents and teachers complained the tests took away from class time. so basically, they're just splitting up, giving the test. >> yeah. 4:40 your time right now as we approach the one. let's get to weather and traffic on the 1s. tom kierein? >> starting off early on this friday morning for students that are still going to school today, it's going to be chilly at the bus stop and waiting for metro this morning too. we'll be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. bright sunshine but quite chilly. but then the winds will pick up and turning breezy between 8:00 and 9:00. but temperatures should jump into the upper 50s by then and lots of sunshine. so this morning at the bus stop, you'll need a light jacket to stay comfortable. and won't need the umbrella later today. sunglasses for the morning and
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afternoon and then during the afternoon, you'll be comfortable in short sleeves as we'll be warming into the 70s. a look at the memorial day weekend forecast next weather and traffic on the 1s. that's coming up at 4:51. now melissa has got backups on 95. >> backups on 95 and a new problem here just adding to it on d.c. 295. take a look at this. we're talking about all lanes of d.c. 295 south shut down right now at the off ramp to nanny helen boroughs avenue because of an accident. the backups tom is mentioning 95 southbound through dale city going only eight miles per hour because of a closure on the right side of the roadway. this is a live picture of that at dale city. we have the first 4 traffic tracker on the way, right now 66 eastbound going to hit the outer loop going down to 95. wide look at things no major problems as you take a big look at the beltway. again, 295 is blocked at nanny
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helen. breaking news where a man accused of killing a northwest d.c. family and their ho
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16 before the hour and we are keeping you updated on the breaking news this morning. quadruple murder suspect daron wint has been captured. the manhunt for wint took investigators from d.c. to maryland to brooklyn new york. he was arrested during a traffic stop in northeast d.c. officers followed wint from prince george's county into the district last night and pulled him over on rhode island avenue. he's charged with first degree murder while armed. police say he killed a family in their woodley park homes that week. for two years he worked as a welder at american iron works.
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savvas savopoulos was ceo of that company. his wife son and housekeeper were killed hours after someone delivered $40,000 in cash to their multimillion dollar home. that cash was with it drawn from an american iron works account. we spoke to workers at the company, they said that wint couldn't get along with anybody when he worked there. >> what kind of worker was he? >> the truth? he couldn't get along with anybody. >> it floored me. >> in 2010 wint was arrested across the street from the company at a shell gas station. he was carrying a backpack with a two foot long machete, a b-b gun and an open beer. developing this morning, we expect new information later today about two men in california. the fbi says they wanted to join isis. lawmaker officials confirmed to nbc news the fbi arrested both of the men yesterday. one of the men was at los angeles international airport when he was caught. the suspects were unarmed and
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may have been recruited by a social media. a d.c. woman behind bars on charges she ran down a 68-year-old woman. chatara johnson said she hit and killed faith pines on southern avenue southeast. according to the charging documents, johnson fled the scene and reported the car stolen. she also told police she knew nothing about the accident. the victim's daughter says the family is relieved the woman who killed their mother has been caught. >> well, i'm excited. i'm happy. i'm glad. i'm glad she is arrested. but she ain't never going to bring my mother back. >> i'm just mad, you know? angry. my mom is gone. >> johnson's brother in law turned his sister-in-law to police. she said she was speeding and couldn't stop in time. thousands of aging bridges are in desperate need of repairs and thousands will drive across them this memorial day weekend.
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this includes bridges around where you live. yet, congress is in a stand still over where to find that repair money. nbc's tracie potts is joining us live from capitol hill. good morning to you. why is this so difficult for congress? >> reporter: well, it's one of those things, angie, they keep kicking the can down the road. they have done it nearly a dozen times in recent years. and now that federal highway trust fund that provides the money is about to run out of funding again at the end of the month. it's on a long list of things that congress is trying to deal with before they get out of town. i just did a search this morning. just within ten miles of here we're on capitol hill hundreds of bridges in this area in bad need of repair. there are 600,000 nationwide. and many of them are set to last they're built to last about 50 years. the average age is 42 years. so you can see why there are so many bridges in desperate need of repair and there are a lot of options here. some people want to raise the
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gas tax. keep in mind every time you buy a gallon of gas, 18 cents goes into that federal fund to repair highways and bridges. some people want a temporary increase in that gas tax. a permanent increase in that gas tax. we do know that the house has passed a fix but the senate has yet to approve that. so as they try to get out of town in the next couple of days we're waiting to see if they'll take any action before that money runs out at the end of the month. angie? >> a lot at stake there. tracie potts on the hill for us thanks. your personal data may become more private. if congress doesn't reauthorize parts of the patriot act, the lawmakers need to make the changes before the memorial day recess. we are learning that the nsa may be shutting down the bulk data collection program as early as today. the patriot act expires at the end of this month. a baltimore grand jury has indicted all six baltimore police officers in the death of freddie gray. maryland state's attorney
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marilyn mosby announced it yesterday. the indictments are similar to the charges mosby announced weeks ago. mosby didn't share the details. >> now that the grand jury has also found probable cause to charge the aforementioned officers based upon the evidence these officers who are presumed innocent until proven guilty are now scheduled to be arraigned on july 2. lawyers for the officers have called the case overzealous prosecution prosecution. they are calling for mosby to recuse herself over personal interest. and police are searching for suspects who allegedly set the fires during the recent unrest in baltimore. images captivated the nation and investigators have released photos from seven different locations including an image of the man they believe torched the
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cvs pharmacy on pennsylvania avenue. investigators believe they used materials they looted to start those fires. today, president obama celebrates jewish american heritage month with the israel congregation. they celebrate the contributions of jewish americans to american culture. five years ago the president held the first ever celebration of jewish heritage month at the white house. and this morning, annapolis vice president -- this morning in annapolis, vice president joe biden will speak at the u.s. naval academy's graduation. that ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. more than 10,000 midshipmen will be graduating from the service academy. regardless of your politics joe biden is always fun to watch. so -- >> it will definitely be entertaining. and a great day for a graduation it looks like that's how it will shape up. >> got all the rain and clouds moved out of here tom? >> yeah we have some humidity in the air, and we have dew forming. i took this picture right here in our parking lot.
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a lot of dew on the windshields early this morning. it is chilly and the storm team 4 radar though not showing any rain anywhere in the vicinity. if you're driving up 95 to new england later on today you may be hitting rain around boston. otherwise, no travel between -- travel problems here in new england and south toward florida. west, you may be running tone a few sprinkles in western pennsylvania and ohio over the next -- well several hours. the storm team 4 radar is not showing any rain anywhere in the vicinity. we are off to a dry start this morning. temperatures right now though are down to just near 50 degrees in the shenandoah valley and the mountains. most locations in the 40s. down to the upper 30s way out in oakland and western maryland. right now in prince george's county low 50s. upper 40s near 50 in fairfax county. much of montgomery county is in the upper 40s and right around the beltway and inside the beltway, it's in the low 50s. reagan national at 54. low to mid 40s right around the bay. first light of day, showing up,
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live view off to a clear start. and the hour by hour temperatures will be climbing just into the low 50s by 8:00 a.m. much of the region. sunrise getting earlier and earlier, 5:50. then by noontime winds will pick up. winds may be gusting 20 to 25 miles an hour by noontime. but by then look at that temperature graph up to around 70 at noon. then hitting mid to upper 70s by late afternoon. a few clouds coming through. might get a pgaing sprinkle out of the mountains by late in the afternoon. tomorrow morning a school start in the low 50s as we get into the holiday weekend on saturday and sunday. on sunday a bit warmer. the low 80s. still not very humid, a gorgeous day, a few clouds around. for memorial day itself, it will be in 2 mid 80 inlands and way from the waters. plenty of sunshine comfortable
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humidity though. it's going to be beautiful for all of the events going on in washington around the region. for memorial day, then as we get back to work and school on tuesday, wednesday, thursday it's going to be feeling like summer again in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees each afternoon. there's a possibility of a passing thundershower tuesday, wednesday and again on thursday. coming up at 5:01 your weekend beach forecast. now melissa, how are the roads? >> right now, i have a brand new program. talking about prince william parkway. closed at route 1, jefferson davis highway. northbound route 1 is still open. we'll be tweet more about that. d.c. 295 blocked at the off ramp to nannie helen burroughs. that's going to pose a problem. 3 1/2 backups to 95 south through dale city. we have the first 4 traffic tracker on the way right here a
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live picture of the problem in dale city. right now the traffic tracker has not hit the issue yet. 270 into and out of town no problems there. inbound, one right lane is blocked. back in ten minutes with more. >> melissa, thank you. a blast so hard neighbors thought a meteor hit the earth. what sent giant rocks through several windows in loudoun county. here comes the bride. here future husband, the man who once served jail time for his relationship with her. well what
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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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you're watching "news4 today." >> a man is recovering this morning after being hit by rocks after a quarry blast in loudoun county. it happened yesterday, sent the giant rocks crashing into the homes and businesses of people in a sterling neighborhood. huge chunks of debris as you can tell from the video fell through a house on to the empty bed. but a man sleeping in the same room had to get eight stitches. surveillance cameras also caught a rock right here flying towards an auto parts store, causing the windows to explode. >> you can only sit back and say only by the grace of god did nobody get hurt out of this thing with rocks flying through the air. >> well inspectors from win chester building supply and the department of labor are trying to figure out what went wrong at the quarry. it is the latest twist in the saga of former virginia
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delegate joe morrissey. he now says he will marry the 19-year-old mother of his son. morrissey and myrna pride say they want more children. pride was a minor when they became involved. she worked for him. morrissey lost his seat in the house of delegates and served jail time after their relationship was discovered. he then won that seat back and lost it again when he moved. he's running for the state senate as an independent. a plan to demolish homes, and the review board approved a plan for that -- approved a plan that preserves the history but would cost the county $8 million to move forward. the county board of supervisors is appealing the decision. the appeal will go to the leesburg town council. well the fairfax county school board now has their budget for 2016 in place. the county approved the $2.6 billion budget.
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this includes a step increase of less than 1% for all eligible county employees. a short fall in the budget did not allow the full 1% increase that employees had hoped for. the 2016 budget is an increase of more than $50 million over 2015. and stay with us. "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. "news4 today" begins with breaking news. >> suspect captured this morning. the main suspect in the brutal killing of a northwest d.c. family and housekeeper is behind bars. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is 5:00 a.m. we have complete coverage for you on the arrest of daron wint this morning. megan mcgrath is live at a hotel where we are waiting to confirm that u.s. marshals are going to search a room that wint may have stayed in. but first, the forecast with tom kierein. >> good morning. the sky is clear. as we approach 5:00 on this
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friday morning, a gentle breeze is blowing through the region now. there's the flag near union station. we have got a chilly start as well. and no travel troubles weatherwise. a little bit of light rain in new england. heading off into the midwest driving that way, maybe driving into a few showers along interstates 80 and 90 across northern ohio and indiana. that may be getting closer to the mountains later today, but right now metro area we're all dry. starting off this morning no travel problems over than the chill in the air. you need the heater on in 2 car. temperatures only around 50 degrees. that's the water temperature too, only 58 at the beaches for the water temperature. a chill coming off the water on saturday with an on shore flow. only in the 60s at the beaches. sunday looking good into the mid 70s and beautiful at the beaches on memorial day into the 80s and partly cloudy and not very humid. next weather and traffic on the 1s your bus stop foreca

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