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good morning. new details on news 4 today what d.c. police just released about a man's murder at a metro station. >> and it's a new ss handy. we're in for fun in the sun. and re7 toprepare to sit in traffic today. looks clear now but takesit is a holiday weekend. welcome into news 4 today. >> we're talking about some sunshine finally. >> which is nice. yesterday it was a little bit
dreary throughout the day. but as amelia forecasted, it did clear up in time for the fireworks. >> and i'll take credit for that. no but in all serious ngs we did have heavy rain moving through the area yesterday afternoon. but by the time fireworks came around, it was muggy, dry, it was feeling like summer. this morning we're dealing with areas of fog across the region. national weather service has issued a dense fog advisory for all of the counties here in gray. this includes fairfax, parts of montgomery loudoun frederick and prince william counties. this is until 10:00 a.m. visibilities under a quarter of a mile? in spots. heavy fog being reported. aside from that, this morning it's a comfortably cool start if you're going for that early morning walk, run, bike ride. here's what you can expect for today. 7:00 a.m. 60s in the suburbs,
72 inside of the beltway. fog burns off by about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. 11:00, we're mild, temperature near 80. coming up, i'll let you know how warm it will be this afternoon. right now traffic looks clear this morning as people are heading back from the beaches in maryland and delaware. let's head over to the commonwealth in virginia. 95 express lanes are going northbound this morning. this is to help folks coming back from virginia and carolina beaches. more than a million people in the region are expected to travel for the fourth of july weekend. new this morning, firefighters are trying to figure out what started an apartment fire that left three people without a place to live in loudoun county. one firefighter was hurt, but did not have to go to the
hospital. doctors in d.c. are treating five people for burns after a boat exploded in saintst. mary's county. something ignited the boat at solomon's island. the explosion hurt 10 p including three children. the explosion is still under investigation, but medics we can tell you flew five of those who were injured to medstar washington hospital center. we are told the good news here, everyone will survive. and in decision 2016, republican presidential candidate jeb bush says donald trump's comments about mexican immigrants are, quote extraordinarily ugly. bush's wife was born in mexico. when trump announced his run for president, he criticized immigrants who come from mexico to the u.s. illegally. he said they're bringing crime
crime and called some rainists. ted cruz says he salutes trump. he can watch the interview on meet"meet the press" this morning at 10:30. lots of you have a lot of new memories to share this morning of the fourth of july fireworks on the national mall. rain almost washed out the celebration but it didn't. darcy spencer shows us why it was worth waiting out the storms. >> reporter: it's what everyone was waiting for. >> they were wonderful, they were so awesome. i love the part when it said usa. it was so cool. >> reporter: what everyone got drenched for the spectacular fireworks on the national mall. >> we're all exited. this is an experience that we've never had before. >> reporter: the display attracted tens of thousands among them this little boy who
has another reason to celebrate. >> i have a birthday. i'm five. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: the crowds are higher this year, but for so many it's a tradition they wouldn't miss. for others, it's a first time experience. >> this is my first fireworks in washington, d.c. >> how special is that? >> it's awesome. i get to spend it with my best friend from college. >> reporter: and afternoon thunderstorm chased thousands inside. they opened museums for people to take shelter. but by night fall the skies had cleared. the fireworks worth getting wet for. >> we were caught in the storm but we don't care. we're so excited about the fireworks. we had fun. we've been here a whole weekend and this is the best part about our vacation. >> a worm welcome for the president of the united states and our first lady, mr. and mrs. obama.welcome for the president of the united states and our first lady, mr. and mrs. obama. make some noise. >> on the other side of the mall, the presidentbrated
independence day at the white house. bruno mars there performed at an event for military families on the south lawn. president obama thanked them for their service and sacrifice to our country. >> we thank everyone who does so much each and every day to defend our country. without you, we couldkoocould not enjoy the incredible blessings that we do in this greatest country on earth. >> the white house did have to cancel its annual barbecue for military families because of the weather. now, if you missed the fireworks yesterday, you have a few options. brandywine, maryland will celebrate with fireworks at 9:00 tonight at the spirit of faith christian center. also takoma park postponed its show until today because of the rain. you can see those fireworks at takoma park middle school on piney branch road around 9:30 tonight. all eyes will be on the royal family today for the
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tty/v in the day ahead, the duke and duchess going to cristen their daughter princess charlotte in a private service. she's now two months old. big brother prince george will be there, too. it will be at queen elizabeth's country estate. one question, will pippa be named a god parent. harry won't be there. he's on a conservation mission in africa. nine people were burned during a fireworks show in
colorado. it was a malfunction of some sort. it caused a fire work to explode in its case sending fireworks right into the crowd friday night. it was so crowded, you hear people reacting to it there, people were so tightly packed in they couldn't just really get up and run. so nine people hurt. they have minor burns. >> allege pretty scary out there. not everyone had the chance to celebrate lastght. >> that's right, several states canceled fireworks shows because of severe heat and drought. jacob rascon shows us how people prepared for a quieter fourth of july. >> reporter: americans always celebrate the fourth with a spectacular display. but in a region plagued by record drought and record heat where a single spark trigger a massive inferno, many have decided fireworks aren't worth the fire risk.
in california -- >> i've never seen this low. >> reporter: where a wildfire recently destroyed 30 homes, the fireworks show has been replaced with a laser show. >> probably choreographed to music. so lots of lights and colors and it should be something really exciting and new. >> reporter: other shows have also been canceled from oregon to montana. >> we definitely don't need anymore fires. >> reporter: and the owner of pyro spectaculars says professionals are prepared for the extra danger. >> we really got ahead of this probably about 60 days ahead of schedule. we had training seminars for fire service personnel brought them out, did demonstration. >> reporter: dozens of communities across the west are also banning all personal fireworks. in washington fire officials demonstrate how quickly a small firework can ignite dry brush. here the governor isn't taking any chances after a rash of
destructive wildfires issuing an emergency proclamation strongly urging his state to skip the explosions. not everyone is listening. holding tight to tradition. >> we have lines of people around here. it gets crazy. >> reporter: a region ready to burn, holding its breath for an independence day free from further disaster. jacob rascon, nbc news los angeles. so today we will dry out from yesterday which will be nice. >> it will be. let's check in with a me i can'tmelia segal. she's in for chuck bell. >> most of us are looking at a dry day today. partly sunny skies overall. dealing with some fog this morning. that will be the case through about the mid-morning hours. so if you're leaving driving around, you to want to keep that in mind. but overall today the weather having a low impact on your day. again, most of us are dry. the best chance of some late day storms will be back to the west
around areas like loreurayluray, stanton, charlottesville. 71 in washington. almost chilly in the suburbs relatively speaking of course. 63 in gaithersburg and hagerstown, 64 in leesburg. so stepping out early this morning, feeling quite comfortable. preebl probably feeling a little damp pauf because of the fog in place. today it will be 86 in washington. suburbs low to mid-80s. 82 winchester, 83 laplata. nice day to hit the links. for the most part, the weather cooperating including if you're planning on doing some grilling today. maybe you you put it off yesterday because of the rain in the forecast. so 3:00 partly sunny, temperature around 85. i do think we'll see mostly cloudy skies as we look to the evening hours at that point again storms well west of the metro area. only an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible in the metro area later today, that's about a 20% chance. but most if not all of your day will be dry.
5:00 p.m., mid-80s. 7:00 we're down to 82 degrees. it's humid out there today. 5:00 p.m. future weather showing you the isolated shower chance. i think this is a little overdone. it's only about a 20% chance that that shower there even materializes. but notice back here well west of washington, especially back into west virginia potentially some heavy storms there during the late afternoon and evening hours. 4:00 a.m. on monday tracking the chance for some scattered showers if you're leaving early for work. 8:00 a.m. plenty of clouds and maybe some isolated showers around. showers become more widespread throughout the day tomorrow. we add in thunderstorms during the afternoon. and some heavy rain is possible because of how muggy it's going to be. a high temperature on monday of 85 degrees. not a great pool day. tuesday, though, is looking like a nice pool day. mostly to partly sunny. a high of 93. it's humid. classic summer day. only an isolated late day thunderstorm possible. there is a chance of afternoon and evening showers and
thunderstorms on wednesday. a high around 90. thursday chance of showers and thunderstorms later in the day once again and a high of 87. next up we have reporters notebook, a look at stories affecting our community. >> we'll be back in 15 minutes with more of the morning's top stories. welcome to reporter's notebook. i'm pat lawson muse. chief lanier says the response this past week at the navy yard went very smoothly. mayor bowser called it a good exercise that showed what we've learned since the shootings at the navy yard in september 2013. the massive police response followed a phone call from a navy yard worker who thought she heard what could have been the sounds of gunfire. there was no gunfire, no injuries. but they called it a clear coordinated convincing response. what is your assessment? >> well i think it was a coordinated response. i know as we watched like most of us on the news on tv, if
there had ever been a gunman and the shots, i don't know how they would have gotten out of that perimeter that was set up. clearly we learned from two years ago. and i must tell you, though, i get a little concerned when i hear the mayor say it was an exercise. because i'm assuming that they were responding to what they thought was real. but let's thank god that it wasn't real, but it was well coordinated. >> i think she meant that after the fact they could look at it and say, well we did what we are trained and ready and prepared to do. >> i think it was probably a bad choice of words. >> yeah. >> because it seemed like it was a practice run. obviously it was not. and i think here in this case that d.c. police had to do what they had do because if it had been sort of a slow response if it had been just one call from someone in a building and
something really had happened, all the criticism would have come down on the mayor and the police department. so i think what they did is what they had do. i think cathy lanier responded in the right way to say, listen a call came in, this person wasn't sure what they heard and we had to react to that especially when we know what has happened there in the past. so i don't see anyway that you can complain about the response that was put forth. >> doesn't it also show that people are paying close, very close attention to the constant instructions to be vigilant, to say something if you see something? >> you got it. say something if you see something. no ifs, and, buts about it. should be just like 911. and that's why you applaud whoever called in. whether it was a fireworks or a backfire of a car whatever. it was the right thing to do. >> but these are the repercussions of those incidents that have happened in the past.
i do think what we have to watch for is we can say that now on this one response. but let's say this happens two or three times within a month and the police have to expend a lot of money and force to go out on these calls. will the response of the public and even the media be the same. will we be critiquing it the same way or will we say, wait a minute, if everyone calls every time they heard a pop or this and police have to respond and move deployment to these things, should there be a better way of approaching this. i'm not saying that's going to happen, but these things can come up. >> but i think what made it different is that this was the navy yard and we had lost 12 lives prior to that. >> d.c. council voted to put a hold on plans to expand the use of body cams until the mayor can come up with $1.5 million in funding needed for the first year of the program. the council also insists that the mayor come up with a policy that allows the public to see the video. of course the mayor and the police chief have pushed back on
that over concerns that making that advise i don't available is number one costly and number two a possible violation of privacy. the cameras were supposed to be rolled out city wide later this month. that's now going to have to wait until next fall. >> the council chairman i think said it succinctly the ball is now in the mayor's court. and i thought that the council the way they handled this and then mendelson had a savvy approach, they said we'll give you the cameras and if you say it will cost a million and a half for the public to see this video, which we believe they should be able to see, then you find the money. you can find it. it's there. we'll put the ball in your court and if the way of finding that money is applying a fee to any citizen who wants access to this video, then we want to be on your call that you are constituting this fee. so i think what the council does is they say first of all we'll push back we'll allow folks to be able to get this video, but
if you think it will cost money we will put it on your lap to say where the money is coming from, not under our watch. >> joe, what do you think about the way this is playing out? >> what bothers me i don't know where this is coming from. i don't hear a clamor in the community that people are that concerned about a million plus dollars being spent on body cams. what i hear is that people want these body cams. so i think what they have done is put the mayor in a position where she now will be out on the streets out in the public and they want her to hear what the community really wants and maybe force her to in fact find the money. >> d.c. is cutting taxes. the council voted to cut income taxes for middle class and wealthier residents beginning in september. mayor bowser wanted to delay the cuts until next year and six of the council's 13 members voted to do that. but council chair phil mendelson said there was no reason to delay the cuts.
so money for tax cuts but no money for police body cameras? >> great segue. as we're sitting here where do you find the million, and then you say, well, let's delay the cuts. there is where your money is for it in part you would think. that's an opinion i have about it. >> well, obviously the city is doing well enough where the council believes they can cut taxes. what i find interesting i didn't use the word clamor. i didn't hear the a clamor asking for tax cuts. not that they would give it back. so i think this is an early move for those who may be running for reelection. when you can run on that you've cut taxes even though folks weren't asking for taxes to be cut, you won't cut -- >> you won't have to worry about people asking. that's instinctive. >> but there are always people out there -- we all want taxes lowered. but i just found this to be be a very surprising move that of all
the places that you need money for social services, to say that now is the time that we'll cut taxes, i just didn't see the clamor for it. >> i think we pretty much have come up with something here. people want body cameras. they really do. except for an organization or two. and here is a way of finding that money to in fact do it. so i think after maybe this show, they might be able to give it a second thought. >> they also passed emergency legislation giving the police chief power to crack down on k-2, synthetic marijuana. they can shut down businesses, the police chief can. store owners face $10,000 fines for first offense. and the loss of their license for second offense. and of course this crackdown comes on the heels of what seems to be growing crisis in the city. this drug is popping up all over the place and we're seeing a big uptick in the number of overdoses. people using it in public, abusing it and overdosing right
on the street in the middle of broad daylight. >> and this is a reaction to that. and there has been talk of a spike of n. crime in the district. and the police chief has tied that to this drug. mostly younger people who can go in the stores and buy this. we've known from research that it has much more stronger effect than regular marijuana. and so i think what is happening now is the district is acknowledging that this is a major problem it's become very public. when you have people overdosing in front of d.c. shelters where cameras can see this and the public can drive by and see this, then it becomes a major problem, not that it wasn't already. >> i think you give the media and news media credit for this. we're getting more and more news stories about it. it is becoming something that is coming into our living rooms and into our -- on our televisions. so i give the news needed i can't for exposing. >> got to take a break.
new laws kicked in last week in maryland tolls go down, the gas tax foes sgoes up. it's cheaper to drive in maryland and cross the bay bridge. if you use the e-zpass it's also cheaper. first reduction in tolls in 50 years. >> that means more money people and families have to spend when they get to their destination. >> but the gas tax goes up 1.8 cents per gallon. and that tax was actually passed back in 2013. so that wasn't something that was done recently. >> i was going to say, that was alreadied sort of in the mix. and i think you mentioned that this -- >> you give a little and you get -- you get a little and you got to give it back.
>> but the gas tax, even though it was already in the mix, that's the thing that regular folks will see. when you go to the pump and you have to fill out, you'll notice that the gas prices are going up. unless you go across the bay bridge a lot and go through tolls a lot, you may not see that much. i think this is another step of larry hogan and his small government theme. these may be little small things he's putting out there but again, we've already talked about tax relief. he can put out there, listen, small government, i want to give more money back to the citizens. i want to take the reduction of the e-zpass what you're paying on there and the application fees and things of that nature and folks use these. and hoe gapgan can say it mayor be small, but i'm following through on my promises. >> but you can also absorb the gas tax. we have gas saving cars now. number two, the gas prices are down.
and so you don't feel it as much as you would have if gas prices were high. so, you know, i think it's a really smart clever way of balancing everything out. but the real winner in this really are the establishment with tourists and restauranteur sflt. but now you can spend the money with the businesses. >> foul ball. a possible setback in the effort to bring washington's nfl team back to the district. according to a report in the "washington post," national park service which owns the land that rfk stadium sits on spts likeisn't likely to allow construction of a new stadium unless the team changes its name and the white house is weighing in, believing the name is offendsive to native americans. >> and you also have a one million person church recently announced that they found it offensive. and they're asking their members to boycott. look, this is just another nail
in the coffin as it relates to this debate. and with all the discussion about flags and the confederacy, you know, i'm glad to see the white house weighs in on it. now of course people may argue that there you go messing with d.c. district business. >> but it's way down the road in the future that the city still has 22 years on its lease, this federal lease at rfk stadium. and the redskins of course are still out at fedex field right now. >> i think what this says is that if daniel snideer want ersnyder oig wanted to move the team back, you would think he should have 22 years left, you knock down rfk stadium build a new stadium, you get in there. but they still may not move for another three or four years. and i think that lease may even be 126 years at fedex field. they may want to get out of
there early. >> the rfk stadium site really is the best site right now fp26 years at fedex field. they may want to get out of there early. >> the rfk stadium site really is the best site right now fp you already have metro there. and daniel snyder has an affinity there. he talked about going to that stadium as a child with his dad. so i think this is a very big story that the administration and the interior secretary has come down and made this statement especially with the mayor using the team name on occasion when she has said that she was really against that. >> and we should clarify the obama administration isn't likely to really get involved in this discussion and as we know the president will be leaving office in 18 months. >> correct. >> that's reporter's notebook. thanks for being with us. stay with us now. "news 4 today" continues.
i'm kristi wright. and if you look out your window you'll probably notice some fog. >> that's right. good morning. i'm david culver. also in some spots a little bit cooler. comfortable, though. amelia segal is in the storm team 4 "weather center." you think for some folks maybe a light jacket? >> yeah, in the most rural areas, temperatures in the low 60s this morning. so if you get a chill easily, you want to grab a jacket if you're heading out early this morning. a lot of the area is under a dense fog advisory until 10:00 a.m. all the counties in gray this will include fairfax, prince william, talkfauquier, loudoun. visibility in spots under a quarter of a mile this morning. so if you are out driving during these morning hour you want to be cautious and aware of that. fog burns off by about9:00 10:00. current visibilities heavy fog in culpeper leesburg,
gaithersburg and frederick as well as martinsburg and hagerstown, petersburg this morning. as far as temperatures are concerned, we're in the 60s right now for most of us washington around 70 degrees. here's what you can expect throughout the morning hours. by 9:00 a.m., we're in the mid-70s. once we hit noon, we break into the low 80s. 1:00 temperature of 83. it's partly sunny and mainly dry for most of us. i'm going to have your pool outlook what you can expect if you're heading to the pool for this upcoming week coming up in about 15 minutes. new this morning, two people critically hurt at this hour because the deck they were standing on collapsed. more than a dozen people fell from an upper floor at a home on emerald island north carolina. you can see the wood splintered and broke right under them. that's what you're looking at right there. now, those hurt are family members including some from virginia. her about to take a group photo when this collapse happened. this morning a 21-year-old
man who was shot in northern virginia is in critical condition. the 14509ing happened at a house on rhonda place in leesburg friday night. police say the victim was shot several times in the chest. police did arrest 29-year-old jacob kinsey at the house where the shooting happened. is he charged with felony use of a firearm and malicious wounding. police do think they found the gun that they believe he used. a dramatic rescue in montgomery county, emergency crews used rigging equipment to save the driver of a car that drove off colesville road. it landed 50 feet down an embankment. crews lowered a basket to get the driver and pull the person up to safety. today people in greece are going to the polls for a referendum on the country's financial future. they will decide whether to accept austerity measures to help pay back debt or face further alienation from the rest of europe. the greek prime minister is
calling for a no vote. others say the country must vote yes in order to pay back all that debt. greece default order that debt last week. banks there closed to avoid collapse. an existing bailout deal has expired. it is sunday, so let's give you a look at the week ahead. tomorrow south carolina lawmakers will begin an official debate about the confederate flag, whether to take it down from the statehouse. in the middle east, world leaders will have a tuesday deadline to reach an agreement with iran. they're talking about restricting iran's nuclear capacity. there is a draft agreement already in place. today police and firefighters from across the globe will say good-bye to the world police and fire games. they will also remember a brazilian police officer who died in a bicycling crash while racing. the closing ceremony is tonight at 6:00 at wolf trap. there will be a medal presentation and thousands of
police and firefighters are in town for the games. they happen every two years. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor. ♪ what so proudly we hailed at thetwilight's last gleaming ♪ >> about 100 people became american citizens on the fourth of july. they took part in an elaborate ceremony at mt. vernon. folks from 45 countries took the oath of allegiance. this is just one of 50 naturalization ceremonies happening across the country this weekend. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ well new york city tried to one up d.c. with its fireworks show. they are pretty spectacular. we must admit. organizers fired about 50000
fireworks into the sky and flo rida and robin thicke performed at big show last night. family of 13 forced out of their home by a fire now has a new home on thindindependence day weekend. i was there as viewers came together to help this family. >> reporter: full of life. >> is it going to this family? >> reporter: more than two dozen volunteers. >> is that too heavy? >> reporter: both young and not the quite as young. >> our problem is that we all look like us and we have to carry this stuff up three flights of stairs. >> reporter: kathy and ruth started raising spaces 11 years ago using donated furniture, clothes and kitchen goods stored in 20,000 square feet underneath the lords of life lutheran church to fill the homes of those without. >> good morning. how are you. >> reporter: we first introduced you to this family two weeks
ago. a fire took their fairfax home left them with little. the carlins opened their home to 13 house guests. just this week, they found a new place to rent. their own space. but no furniture. ruth and kathy saw our report. >> what is it about this family and their story that stood out? >> well, i think any needed family goes to our hearts. and then we just do. >> reporter: using a sticker system, ruth commands what they calls organized chaos. >> it looks messy but when it's in your home, it will be wonderful. >> reporter: outside, lip today is directing the husbands. >> this gets staged here and then a couple guys then look to see how to get it into the truck. we'll start loading up. you're a big helper. this is so heavy. >> reporter: a group photo to mark a job complete. or half complete at least. >> so that's the other part of
the story, the actual delivery of that furniture. we'll show that you in our next hour. raising spaces that organization has furnished 146 homes in northern virginia this year alone. you can learn more about them by searching what you see on your screen, gracing spaces on the nbc washington app. more concern over a surge in shark attacks. why fishermen in north carolina are worried about their livelihoods as beach goers decide whether to get in. and new video shows the moment when a plane crashed a beach party.
decision 2016. former virginia senator jim webb and governor christie. and this morning another contender standing by, donald trump. >> that's following trump's controversial comments about mexican immigrants. just a few of the topics we have coming up on "meet the press." chuck todd with us. and senator ted cruz is coming to trump's defense. >> he's actually the only one of the main candidates doing that. >> what's in it for him? >> for him, when you look at the important thing to examine when it comes to trump is not trump the candidate it's there is a chunk of the republican electorate that is attracted to his brashness, what he's been saying on immigration. ted cruz is i think sitting there waiting for not if trump implodes but when and hoping that his kind comments makes him the home for those people when they leave trump eventually. >> interesting. >> leading up to this holiday weekend, there was a lot of talk
about the possibility of some sort of attack in the u.s. and particularly concern here in washington. but fortunately nothing happened. but isis still is expanding its influence globally. what is the u.s. doing to fight this? >> well, i think what you saw was spending a lot of time publicly wringing their hands about concern. and by doing that, it gets everybody in a heightened state of alert. bottom line is our intelligence community doesn't feel as if they can stop these lone wolves. anybody inspired by isis they're very difficult to stop. so the more people you ever on alert, in some ways -- look, it could create a panic type situation. look at what happened at the navy yard last week. that is the combination of the personnel there being on extra alert, being jumpy considering what happened there, but we in
washington were put on high alert. so i think the extra jumpiness will make us feel a little paranoid, but at the same time, you talk to security officials, they would rather have that because it means people are overaware. >> just keep hoping nothing happens. thank you, chuck. and of course you can see "meet the press" at 10:30 this morning right here on nbc 4 after "news 4 today." and a boy is in the hospital after a plane crashed on a beach in california. the video is pretty hard to believe. people there just having a good time when all of a sudden a byplane gets lower and lower and then makes a huge splash as it crashes right on the beach. investigators think the plane's engine failed. it flips. a 12-year-old might have been clipped by the plane. and we don't know exactly how he's doing right now.
>> that's pretty is in trouble again for trying to sneak on a plane. the problem is this is the second time she's tried to this according to police in two days. police arrested the 63-year-old woman yesterday afternoon, this was at chicago o'hare airport. on friday, police escorted her off a plane the at mid way airport. she tried several times to board a plane without a ticket. she succeeded at least once. this is some pretty scary infestation. bees invaded someone's home in oklahoma. lots of them. they were living in the walls and not just a couple of hives. >> the beekeeper said it was over 30 pounds of hundred any that he removed. and there is still more to go.
>> the woman who owns the house says she's not going to exterminate, though, because she cares. she wants to remove them humanely. there has baeeen an a rm laing surge in character attacks off the coast of north carolina and they hope the rise doesn't keep beach goers away during this tourism time. >> that's not the only industry feeling threatened. gabe guttierez reports. >> reporter: the outer banks have never seen a summer quite like this. >> you've been coming here more than 30 years on vacation. and this year is the first year that you don't want to go anymore. doctor absolutely. this is the first rear. >> reporter: seven shark attacks in north carolina in just three week.rear. >> reporter: seven shark attacks in north carolina in just three week. vacationers on edge after scenes like this, two men fishing in kill devil hills reeled in a 6 1/2 foot shark before releasing it back into the water. >> we're worried about the waters for the first time ever. >> reporter: beach patrol out in force but posted shark warnings
few and far between. >> every year it's certainly a consideration because after all they do live out there in that water. >> reporter: so why this year a shark surge? >> we went from water temperatures that were in the mid-70s to water temperatures in the mid to high 80s in the span of about five days. what that may have done a actually caused all of the sharks that are part of that migration to kind of move up as one big mass. >> reporter: the predators aren't just threatening tourists. they're threatening livelihoods. local fishermen say the sharks are ruining their catches. >> you can hook and there are three, for you, eight nine sharks because they know that you're going to hook a tuna. >> reporter: glenn hopkins has been fishing for 35 year, but he's never seen this many partially eaten fish. he captured this shark on an underwater camera. >> got the tuna right there getting ready to gap it and all of a sudden out of nowhere shark comes up and grabs the whole thing. i would say last month probably
$25,000 out of my pocket that's gone into the shark's bell ilys. >> reporter: these communities are wondering if the at the tacks are over or whether there is still anything lurking too close to shore. gabe guttierez, nbc news, north carolina. >> it's especially frightening in the outer banks. a lot of folks in our area head down there throughout the summer to vacation. so a lot of people paying close attention. >> and what i find so fascinating is when you hear about the attacks in people in knee deep or waist deep water. it's not like they're swimming laps in the ocean. >> and that's about how far i go in. you really start to think. >> maybe today is pool day then. >> take would be a good pool day. we're looking at a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day. most of us are looking at a dry sunday. highs today in the low to mid-80s. and feeling the mugginess. a classic summer day. the weather overall having a pretty low impact on your day. travel is looking good. exercise the earlier you go the better. just because it will be kind of
hot and humid. heading out and about, it will be just fine. those of you well west areas like luray, stanton, charlottesville, shenandoah valley, dealing with some scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. some heavy rain out there. but in our immediate area we're pretty much dry the entire day. temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. 64 gaithersburg, college park and leesburg a nice start. but there is thick fog out there in spots that will burn off. so at 7:00 a.m., we're still dealing with areas of fog. washington at that point around 70. the suburbs still in the 60s. once we get into the noontime hours you can see the mix of clouds and sun. temperatures at that point around 80 degrees. during the afternoon, we'll warm with highs in the low to mid-80s. and partly sunny skies. skycast 4 wants to bring in an isolated shower. i think that's only about a 10%
to 20% chance that that materializes. this evening if you have grilling plan looking good for that for most of us. tomorrow have the umbrella handy the entire day. 85 for a high. isolated showers at 7:00 m a, temperatures in the low 70s. by noon, scattered showers. otherwise cloudy skies. and as we get into the afternoon and evening hour, widespread showers with thunderstorms also likely. i think we'll have heavy rain in the forecast for tomorrow because of how muggy it's going to be. so as far as the weather risks, a moderate to high risk of that. and just because we've had so much rain lately, flash flooding will be a concern in spots. maybe some high winds, but not widespread severe weather in the forecast for tomorrow. the pool forecast, tomorrow i would make other plans because of the showers and thunderstorms. go on tuesday, have the sunscreen looking like a great pool day. for wednesday, a storm is possible, but i'd still go to the pool on wednesday, as well. road impacts tomorrow because of the rain getting in to the afternoon and evening hours that late day commute
potentially impacted by the rain. morning commute should be just fine. tuesday, high temperatures in the low 90s. it's the hot and humid. mostly to partly sunny skies. maybe an isolated afternoon shower or thunderstorm. on wednesday, there is the chance of scattered late day showers and thunderstorms, highs around 90. pretty much a repeat performance from wednesday to thursday with the weather and high temperature of 87. tonight 2015 world cup finals bittersweet for one local soccer player. how her dreams of the answer to treating
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ate 62 hot dogs breaking the winning streak for joey chestnut. sorry, joey. stone says he trained hard after finishing second last year. i will say i had a hot dog and hamburger last night both. >> 62? >> no. just one of each. >> moderation. all right. well, today you can rock the red white and blue again. the u.s. is playing japan for the championship in the women's world cup. at 7:00 tonight, you can go to a big watch party at national harbor to cheer on the u.s. it's a rematch of the last world cup final. the americans lost that game on penalty kicks. >> second straight world cup final pitting team usa against japan. a battle of the world's best and the 2015 world cup final tonight. >> i'm excited. where you but for one local soccer player are, it is bitter sweet. she was one of the last player cut from the american squad and while she plays for the
washington spirit, she tells our carol maloney being left off the team was pretty hard. >> reporter: for all her speed and skill, crystal- -- she's also the class clown. >> so warm and loving, also joking and dancing. >> she's like famous and always the same crystal to me and she's dancing behind the camera right now. >> reporter: yet the washington spirits spirit leader shut down for a week when the world cup coaches told her she didn't make their team. >> for me it was a really rough week. i turned my phone off, i didn't want to talk to anybody. i didn't know what to do. i felt like a part of me had died inside. when that roster came out, she was upset and we were upset for her. and it was a little weird seeing her not her bubbly self. >> i told her the team needs her
there to be better, they can still succeed, but they would be better with her. wherever you go or don't go, you still have the ability and power of yourself to control whether it's good or bad. >> life goes on. you will have bad days, but there are greater days ahead. >> reporter: those days include watching from afar and allowing on the field. seven goals in ten game this is year, creating for the spirit and her ee's soccer has come a long way and i'm still a big fan of the national team and i think the future is really bright for women's soccer and i'm hoping to be a part of it. >> reporter: carol maloney news 4 sports. >> i'm sure she'll be cheering on the team as hard as we all will be tonight. much more ahead on "news 4 today." >> our producer telling us breaking news from anne arundel county, a baby found abandoned on the side of the road.
parts of the area. coming up when amelia says it will all clear up and if you should expect more rain when it does. and prepare to sit in traffic today as millions head home on what is a holiday weekend. but first breaking news in anne arundel county. police need your help identifying this baby here. and her parts or guardians who police believe abandoned her on the side of the road. the baby right now we can tell you is in the hospital being cared for. police were called out to pasadena, a neighbor there says she found the baby in a car seat. police say scuff marks are on that carrier and other debris make them believe the car seat may have fallen off or out of a moving car or truck somehow. so if you know who this baby is or who her parents are, you want
to call anne arundel county police right away. >> we'll start tweeting that out, as well, so you can share that picture. meantime on this sunday morning, good morning i'm david culver in for adam tuss. >> and i'm kristen wright in for angie goff. and we're starting off with some fog. >> it is a foggycooler, but comfortable. >> exactly. temperatures in the suburbs are in the 60s right now. so nice as you step out the door. but it is going to feel damp and close because of the humidity already in place. and i am tracking fog dense in spots across the area. thick fog around gaithersburg martinsburg, culpeper. charlottesville, stanton. fogginess burns off by 9:00, 10:00 a.m. until then, these counties under a fog advisory. that does include fairfax loudoun, prince william, fauquier, parts of montgomery
and frederick counties. again, that fog advisory running until 10:00 a.m. this morning. once we get past that fog, we're looking at a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day today. so here is your morning planner. by 8:00 a.m. we're looking to find temperatures in washington around 72. suburbs still in the 60s at that point. some patchy fog still by 10:00 a.m. otherwise we jump up to the upper 70s mostly to partly sunny by 10:00 a.m. noon, we're at a mild 81. david, we were talking about this earlier. nats play late dan datoday at 8:00 p.m. i'll have that forecast coming up. right now traffic looking clear this morning as folks head back from the beaches in maryland and delaware. this is from the bay bridge. nice and clear at this hour. commonwealth of virginia, 95 express lanes are headed northbound this morning. this is to help you coming back from virginia and carolina beaches. more than a million folks in our region expected to travel for the fourth of july weekend.
new this morning, firefighters are trying to figure out what started an apartment fire that left three people without a home in loudoun county. the fire broke out at a townhouse in stone ridge, this was last night. one firefighter was hurt but we can tell you they did not have to go to the hospital. new details this morning about a deadly attack on metro. we learned a stabbing at the noma station happened on a train. police also told us the victim's name. they say officers found kevin sutherland on the noma platform yesterday afternoon. he was 24. police shut down the station for several hours. it is back open again this morning. in kentucky, two people are dead after a boat capsized in the ohio river and three other people are still missing right now. police in louisville say the boat went down during a fireworks show. they say they could not search for the missing couple when the
crash happened and that other missing person because the current in the water was just too fast. doctors here in d.c. are treating five people for burns from a boat that exploded in st. mary's county. that boat caught fire somehow at solomon's island last night. it was refueling at the time. the explosion hurt 10 people including three children. head medics flew five of them to med star. we're told everybody will be fine. today you can buy wine beer and liquor on sundays in prince george's county. under the new law store owners need a special license to sell between 8:00 and midnight. neighboring montgomery, howard and anne arundel already offer sunday liquor sales. many of you holding on to new memories this morning from the fourth of july fireworks on the national mall. rain almost washed out the celebrations.
darcy spencer shows us why it was worth to wait out the storms. >> reporter: it's what everyone was waiting for. >> they were wonderful, they were so awesome. i love the part when it said usa. it was so cool. >> reporter: what everyone got drenched for, the spectacular fireworks on the national mall. >> we're all exited. this is an experience that we've never had before. >> reporter: the display attracted tens of thousands, among them this little boy who has another reason to celebrate. >> i have a birthday. i'm five. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: the crowds are lighter this year, but for so many, it's a tradition they wouldn't miss. for others, it's a first time experience. >> this is my first fireworks in washington, d.c. >> how special is that? >> it's awesome. i get to spend it with my best friend from college. >> reporter: and afternoon thunderstorm chased thousands inside. they opened museums for people to take shelter.
but by night fall, the skies had cleared. the fireworks worth getting wet for. >> we were caught in the storm, but we don't care. we're so excited about the fireworks. we had fun. we've been here a whole weekend and this is the best part about our vacation. if you missed the fireworks show, you do have a few options today. brandywine will celebrate around 9:00 tonight at the spirit of faith christian center. also takoma park postponed its show until today because of the rain yesterday. you can see their tire works at takoma park middle school on piney branch road around 9:30 tonight. new details coming up about a fireworks show gone terribly wrong. what we're learning about the people who were hurt when the fireworks misfired. and fireworks banned, why
this was kind of a disastrous fireworks show. nine people were burped during aned during a show in colorado. a malfunction caused a firework to explode in its case. it was so crowded, people really couldn't get up and run out of the way. the people hurt had minor burns. not everyone had the chance to celebrate with lights and loud noises last night. >> because several states canceled fireworks shows because of severe heat and drought. jacob rascon shows us how people
prepared for a quieter fourth of july. >> reporter: americans always celebrate the fourth with a spectacular display. but in a region plagued by record drought and record heat where a single spark trigger a massive inferno, many have decided fireworks aren't worth the fire risk. in california -- >> i've never seen this low. >> reporter: where a wildfire recently destroyed 30 homes, the fireworks show has been replaced with a laser show. >> probably choreographed to music. so lots of lights and colors and it should be something really exciting and new. >> reporter: other shows have also been canceled from oregon to montana. >> we definitely don't need anymore fires. >> reporter: and the owner of pyro spectaculars says professionals are prepared for the extra danger.
>> we really got ahead of this probably about 60 days ahead of schedule. we had training seminars for fire service personnel, brought them out, did demonstration. >> reporter: dozens of communities across the west are also banning all personal fireworks. in washington, fire officials demonstrate how quickly a small firework can ignite dry brush. here the governor isn't taking any chances after a rash of destructive wildfires issuing an emergency proclamation strongly urging his state to skip the explosions. not everyone is listening. holding tight to tradition. >> we have lines of people around here. it gets crazy. >> reporter: a region ready to burn, holding its breath for an independence day free from further disaster. jacob rascon, nbc news, los angeles. so i mentioned my hot dog and hamburger that i had last night. if you ever feel like you just
the duke and duchess will christen their daughter in a private service. she's now two months old. it will happen in front of queen elizabeth at her country estate. one big question will kate's sister pippa be named a god parent or even harry. pippa will be there, but not harry. he's on a conservation mission in africa. if you're having trouble keeping your self-controlled, you may want to try getting a good night's sleep. researchers from clemson university in south carolina found poor sleep habits make you more impulsive inattentive and interferes with your decision making abilities. they say not getting enough sleep can also lead to weight gain and high blood pressure. well, this story will probably remind a lot of you of the lessons your parents told you to remember. take a look at how this race ended in atlanta. >> he's going fast.
>> all right. so the guy on the left, the one who fist pumps actually lost the race. >> he isn't tear the rope. >> oh boy. well, you you saw the other man come up behind him at the very last minute. not only that, but the winner then tweeted this he said, quote, always run through the line. good advice. yeah, keep going at the very end. >> celebrating a little too early. in ten this wemiss, we used to say don't admire your shots. so drying out today. >> yeah, we had showers and heavy rain during the afternoon. dry for fireworks. and today most of us are going to be dry, patly sunny, though highs in the low to mid-80s.
for tomorrow have the umbrella handy. scattered showers during the morning hours become more widespread as we work our way into the afternoon hours. and with the mugginess and heat around, some afternoon thunderstorms also looking likely. and because it is going to be so humid tomorrow, some rain could be very heavy later in the day. tuesday a nice summer day it's hot, humid and mostly to partly sunny skies. here is the latest check of storm team 4 radar scanning the sky, dry conditions across the area. but there is areas of fog. that will fizzle out by about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. the closest rain we have to look do to around the roanoke area, but that rain is going to bring the threat of some afternoon thunderstorms to areas of stanton, charlottesville, back around the i-81 corridor. locally, we are dry today. here is the latest check of fogginess.
continuing to track thick fog. and throughout the day today we're looking at temperatures to warm into the low to mid-80s by 11:00 a.m. partly sunny skies. already near 80. it's humid this afternoon. maybe a pop-up thunderstorm or shower around 5:00 p.m. but only about 10% to 20% chance that that actually happens. the nationals forecast this evening, first pitch later than normal, just after 8:00 p.m., temperature at that point around 80 degrees. by the last out a shower is possible. i don't think they would cancel the game. they will definitely get it in. but if you're going, you don't want to get wet, maybe just have the poncho handy. i'll continue to get new information in about the nats draft and continue to update that shower theft throughout the morning. regardless last out temperatures still in the upper 70s. your monday planner, this is the rainy day. best chance for rain out of the entire workweek. 85 for a high. 7:00 a.m., isolated showers.
low 70s by noon, cloudy skies scattered showers. 80 degrees. 7:00 p.m. about, in the evening, you want to enjoy some time out doors with the kids it's looking like we'll be tracking showers, heavy rain and thunderstorms on storm team 4 radar. on monday, again, that high of 85. spells out warmer readings for tuesday. a high of 93 degrees. partly to mostly sunny skies on tuesday. and only an isolated late day shower or thunderstorm possible, but most if not all of your tuesday is looking dry. good day if you're trying to maybe stain the deck. wednesday, there is a chance of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms thunderstorms. a high around 90. for thursday, a high of 87. once again a chance of mainly late day showers and thunderstorms. we continue with our unsettled weather pattern on friday with a high of 88. next saturday, a high temperature of 89 and partly sunny skies. but again, today the fogginess will leave the area about 9:00
and after that the better of the two weekend days. well, developing this morning a virginia family's fourth of july celebration came to an abrupt end. how posing for a family photo on the deck landed loved ones in the hospital. and then changing minds in the workplace. what one organization is doing to help people suffering from
for many a job can be more than just a steady paycheck. for those diagnosed with mental illness, it's always way to get better. >> doreen gensler shows us how one organization is changing minds by giving people a sense of purpose. >> it was devastating once i realized that i lost the opportunities that i lost. >> reporter: 37-year-old brian pitts says his battle with major depression and anxiety caused him to drop out of college, to lose contact with family and friends, and it left him unable to find a job. >> just when i'm getting out of the bed, brushing your teeth is a struggle, then the idea of going out and meeting with people, searching for a job actively, getting on the computer, whatever it takes is far beyond my imagination at the time. >> reporter: but experts say being without work, without a daily routine was probably
making brian's illness even worse pushing him deep areer down the dark hole of depression. >> they want the same things as everybody else, they want relationships, a home and meaningful activity. so jobs are really important for folks. >> reporter: richard is ceo of green door, an organization that provides services for people with severe and persistent mental illness. one of those services called support employment works with clients like brian acting as an advocate in helping them to get jobs. >> somebody recently said that as their life got bigger their illness got smaller. and that's one of the things that work does for people. >> we're an additional person to help that people look for a job. >> reporter: maria leads the ral program. she says they help with everything from creating resume, preparing for job interviews to finding positions that will work for individual clients.
>> and having a person who is working with you, helping you stay motivated, reminding you that you have a lot to offer. and that an employer would be lucky to have you. >> reporter: and studies show that working can help clients heal. it gives them the stability, structure and confidence they need to take better care of themselves. >> and people just look and feel so differently and present themselves so differently in the world. they move around with a very different since of legitimacy. >> it was important to just keep my spirits up to keep me going. >> reporter: after several interviews brian pitts landed a job here at the lamond-ri sgchlt gs library where he now works as a library technician. he says the job has helped him find focus and it's even helped give him the motivation to go back to college. >> it's been life-changing. to get up and know that i have a place where i can contribute to the world, make people's day
better. >> doreen gensler with that report. today you can leave the umbrella at home. >> with youbut if you're getting on the road, put on your low beams. there a fog advisory in effect. and as you head into work tomorrow, amelia segal is timing out when you'll need the umbrella. also this morning, we're learning more about a deck collapse at a family barbecue involving a family from virginia. what her doing in the moments leading up to the collapse. and then help for a family of 13 who lost just about everything in a devastating fire. how strangers are stepping into help after
we're staying on top of breaking news in anne arundel county. police need your help right now identifying this baby girl and her parents or guardians or whoever police think abandoned her on the side of the road. police were called out to pasadena late last night. a neighbor there says she found a baby girl in a car seat. >> we put a push alert out on will. police say it that they found scuff marks on the carrier and other debris showing that the car seat may have fall unen off a car or truck. the baby is okay.
feel free to share this picture out so if anybody recognize this is baby or knows her parptds, they can call police. >> make sure to retweet that one. >> worth sharing. >> welcome back. i'm krit tensten wright. >> and i'm david culver. starting to clear up a bit. but we're all tired of the rain so today we get a break. >> a little reprieve today but not for long. >> exactly. showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for tomorrow. in fact a high likelihood tomorrow that you're dealing with rain. not today. what we're dealing with this morning some areas of fog. latest advise ands in and around the metro area, washington no issues there but dulles visibility down to about half a mile. leesburg, about a quarter of a mile. we'll continue to track fog until about 's when the advisory will expire. this includes parts of
montgomery county and all of fairfax county. but again that fog burns off by about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. this morning. so your hour by hour forecast, we're looking at temperatures 10:00 a.m. to be in the upper 70s by noon, up to 81. 2:00 mid-80s at that point, a high today in washington of 86 degrees. coming up in 15 minute, i'll have your grilling draft for this evening, what you can expect and also the pool outlook for this upcoming workweek when i think will be the best day to head to the pool. >> sounds good. new this morning, two people critically hurt because the deck they were standing on collapsed. more than a dozen people fell from an upper floor at a home on isle in north carolina. those hurt are family members, some from virginia. they were just about to take a group photo when this collapse happened. this morning a 21-year-old man who was shot in northern virginia is in critical condition. the shooting happened at a house
on rhonda place in leesburg friday night. police say the victim was shot several times in the chest. police arrested 29-year-old jake somebody kinsey at the house where it happened. he's charged with felony use of a firearm and malicious wounded. a dramatic rescue. emergency crews used rigging equipment to save the driver of a car that drove off colesville road it landed 50 feet down an embankment. the crews lowered a basket and pulled the driver to safety. >> today people this greece are going to the polls to vote on the referendum on the country's financial future the. they will decide whether to accept austerity measures to help pay back debt or face further alienation from the rest of europe. the greek prime minister is calling for a no vote. others say the country has to vote yes to pay back all that debt. as you may know, greece defaulted on the debt last week
banks there closed to avoid collapse. and existing bailout deal expired. keeping eyes on big stories coming up in the week ahead. tomorrow south carolina lawmakers will begin an official debate about the confederate flag. they're discuss willing to take it down from the statehouse where it's flown since 18961. then in the middle east world leaders will have a deadline on tuesday that they will have to reach an agreement on when it comes to iran. they're talking about restricting iran's nuclear capacity. there is a draft agreement in place right now. today police and firefighters from across the globe will say good-bye to the world police and fire games. they will also remember a brazilian police officer who died in a bicycling crash while racing. the closing ceremony is tonight at 6:00 at wolf trap. there will be a medals presentation. thousands of police and firefighters are in town for the games. they happen every two years. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor. a family of 13 who survived a devastating fire now has a new
home with furniture. i firsthand saw a community church in northern virginia they really all came together to help this family make their house a home. >> reporter: chair lots of kitchen goods. >> see if we have a blender. >> reporter: this is all going. >> this is all going to the family today. >> you're a big helper. this is so heavy. >> this is the scene at lord of life lutheran church. more than two dozen volunteers loading up donated furniture. >> put those on the side. >> reporter: before heading out, these gracing spaces volunteers gather around. >> we pray in jesus' name. >> god is good. >> reporter: all this effort for a family they don't even know.
we first introduced you to this family two weeks ago a fire took their fairfax home. a local marine family the carlin, opened their home to 13 house guests. they recently found a new place to rent but no furniture. the transformation from house to home under way. >> we've made one little step for them. >> reporter: and then there is dylan holt. he carried his weight and more. but why? >> to help people. and be nice. >> reporter: it's the fifth home the 8-year-old's helped furnish this year. it. >> it makes me feel good that we're giving people who don't have furniture and stuff like that, it's like we're giving them a new home. >> people are so generous. >> reporter: he's a refugee, and has one more thing to hang for this to really be a home. >> before everything done in the house, that flag has to be
there. only one flag. the united states of america flag. >> reporter: perfect time to go celebrate independence day. >> and you can bet he does get did get that flag up just in time. gracing spaces has furnished 146 homes in northern virginia this year alone. you can search gracing spaces on the nbc washington app and learn more. new video shows the moment when a plane literally crashed a beat party. are more concern over a surge in shark attacks. why fishermen in north carolina are worried about their livelihoods as beach goers debate whether to get in. plus what one man put through the tsa scanners that
beach in california. the byplane is flying alongside people and then makes a huge splash into the water and crashes and flips right on the beach. well, investigators think the plane's engine failed. obviously something went wrong. police say that 12-year-old who was hurt may have been actually clipped by the plane. we d don't know how he's doing right now. a woman is in trouble again for trying to sneak on a plane for the second time in just two days. police arrested the 63-year-old woman yesterday afternoon at chicago o'hare airport. on friday, police escorted her off a plane at midway airport. she's tried according to police several times to board a plane without a ticket. she did succeed at least once. president obama set to do something no president has done since linden b. johnson. why it could mean freedom for dozens of prisoners. and we'll tell you which
about 15 minutes away from the start of the "today" show. >> that's right. let's get a preview now with erica hill and craig melvin joining us live from new york. >> good morning. just ahead here on a sunday morning on "today," what a days on on fourth of july across the country. a number of accidents, some
deadly from a cap sighsizing boat in kentucky to deck collapses in north carolina and utah. and in california, a small plane made a crash landing on a private beach. we'll get you caught up. >> also ahead, outrage over the random murder of a young woman at a popular tourist attraction in san francisco. her alleged killer had been taken off the streets a long time ago, it's become an issue in the race for president. we'll look at that. and you may be familiar with an annual that tradition here. hot dog eating contest. and it was a big upset in the world of competitive eating. >> huge. also speaking of sports, the excitement building this sunday morning with the team usa just hours away from playing in the finals. natalie morales is in vancouver, she'll have a preview of the match. we'll also talk to the goalkeeper from the last time they won it and you are 16
years ago. >> i want to know how those hot dog competitors are feeling this morning. >> are they okay? >> a lot of antacid. >> they will need it for sure. >> we haven't seen them yet. we'll let you know. >> hopefully they're all right. thanks, guys. want to bring you up to speed on this developing story. this just in we're working to learn more about a shooting where at least one person died in the district. four others shot on douglas place southeast near stanton road. one of them again has died. another is in critical condition. we'll send out an alert to the nbc washington app as soon as we get more detail stosas to just what happened. president obama is expected to free dozens of prisoners on drug charges. the this morning times reports the president will use clemency to free nonviolence drug offenders. he's expected to commute more sentences at one time than any
president has. president obama has commuted 43 sentences. a warm welcome for the president of the united states and our first lady, mr. and mrs. obama. >> on the other side of the mall the president celebrated independence day, had a pretty good view from the white house. bruno mars performed at the event to military families on the south lawn. president obama thanked them for their service and sacrifice to the country. >> we thank everyone who does so much each and every day to defend our country. without you, we could not enjoy the incredible blessings that we do in this greatest country on earth. >> so unfortunately because of the weather the white house had to cancel its annual barbecue for hose military families. ♪
>> lots of you showing your support for independence day this weekend. including one former secretary of state. what you're listening to right there, condoleezza rice playing amazing fwrasgrace on the piano. this is her music video debut. pretty impressive. rice said she made the video to support american service men and women especially the ones who gave up their lives to keep us free and safe. no doubt that will get a lot of shares this morning. >> doesn't she play the cello, too? >> she's talented. there has been a surge in shark attacks. state leaders in north carolina hope the rise doesn't keep beach goers away during a crucial time for tourism. >> and that's not the only industry feeling threatened. gabe guttierez reports. >> reporter: the outer banks have never seen a summer quite
like this. >> you've been coming here more than 30 years on vacation. and this year is the first year that you don't want to go in the water. >> absolutely. this is the first year. >> reporter: seven shark attacks in north carolina in just three week. vacationers on edge after scenes like this, two men fishing in kill devil hills reeled in a 6 1/2 foot shark before releasing it back into the water. >> we're worried about the waters for the first time ever. >> reporter: beach patrol out in force, but posted shark warnings few and far between. >> every year it's certainly a consideration because after all they do live out there in that water. >> reporter: so why this year a shark surge? >> we went from water temperatures that were in the mid-70s to water temperatures in the mid to high 80s in the span of about five days. what that may have done is actually caused all of the sharks that are part of that migration to kind of move up as one big mass. >> reporter: the predators aren't just threatening tourists. they're threatening livelihoods. local fishermen say the sharks are ruining their catches.
>> you can look and there are three, for you, eight, nine sharks because they know that you're going to hook a tuna. >> reporter: glenn hopkins has been fishing for 35 years, but he's never seen this many partially eaten fish. he captured this shark on an underwater camera. >> got the tuna right there getting ready to gap it and all of a sudden out of nowhere shark comes up and grabs the whole thing. i would say last month probably $25,000 out of my pocket that's gone into the shark's bellies. >> reporter: these communities are wondering if the attacks are over or whether there is still anything lurking too close to shore. gabe guttierez, nbc news, north carolina. so weather headline today is fog this morning. but not so terrible later. and we have a nats game tonight. >> they're playing kind of late. unusual first pitch at 8:05 this evening. so i'm thinking a lot of folks heading back into town maybe looking to extend the holiday
weekend, could you probably get tickets to the game and enjoy it. at least most of the game is looking mainly dry. the weather take having a low impact on your day like kristen said tracking fog right now. that will burn off by about 9:00 10:00 a.m. most of us dry today. i'll be be pointing out some areas where you could be dealing with thunderstorms. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. look at that 64 in frederick, 73 already in fredericksburg. so wide range of temperatures. 72 in washington. if you're visiting from out of town, i hope you're having a lovely time. high takes low to mid-80s. 86 for a high in washington. we did hit a high yesterday of 85. 82 in winchester, annapolis, around 80. grilling forecast for today, 3:00 p.m., fire it up. partly sunny skies. temperatures around 85 at that point. 5:00 p.m., storms west of washington. back away the i-81 corridor
shenandoah valley for us only a 10% to 20% that we see a shower pop up. 85 at 5:00 p.m. and that's where i put the isolated storms threat at 7:00 p.m. but again most of us it's a dry day. 7:00, 82. by the last out at the nationals game, some rain potentially moving in. so here we are at 3:00 p.m. future weather does keep putting this out so that's why i'm mentioning it. sometimes it can pick up on very little cells that actually do end up materializing later in the day. but know that's a 10% to 20% chance. moreover, 6:00 p.m., we're dry but mostly cloudy skies. but when we do look back to the west, notice these areas of rain mainly back in west virginia and parts of northern virginia, even back to the west of the charlottesville area. overnight tonight, the chance of showers and thunderstorms for everybody. and then tomorrow, not a great pool day. we're looking at showers and storms tuesday looking like a great pool day. high temperature of 93 degrees.
but again, guy, looking kind of soggy tomorrow with showers and storms at times and heavy rain potentially later in the day. well tonight is a big night because the 2015 world cup is on tonight, the women are playing. but it's going to be bittersweet for one local soccer player. >> how her dreams of playing were cut short at the final second.
so a man accidently, he says, put his cat through the airport x-ray machine. his cat. this happened out in los angeles at the airport on wednesday. well you can imagine this caused a lot of buzz on sole media. this is a picture of the guy. once he boarded the plane, a woman tweeted i turn away and go through the scanner, i hear screams he put his cat in the bin. other people said they heard screaming? the the camet is fine. came outen armed. team usa against japan total, a battle of the world's best in 20915 world cup final tonight. but for one local soccer player, it is a bittersweet moment. she was one of the last players cut from the american squad. and while she plays on for the
washington spirit, she tells carol maloney being left off the team hurts. >> reporter: for all her speed and skill, crystal dunn -- she's also the class clown. >> so warm and loving, also joking and dancing. >> she's like famous and always the same crystal to me and she's dancing behind the camera right now. >> reporter: yet the washington spirits spirit leader shut down for a week when the world cup coaches told her she didn't make their team. >> for me it was a really rough week. i turned my phone off, i didn't want to talk to anybody. i didn't know what to do. i felt like a part of me had died inside. when that roster came out, she was upset and we were upset for her. and it was a little weird seeing her not her bubbly self. >> i told her the team needs her there to be better, they can still succeed, but they would be better with her.
wherever you go or don't go, you still have the ability and power of yourself to control whether it's good or bad. >> life goes on. you will have bad days, but there are greater days ahead. >> reporter: those days include watching from afar and allowing on the field. seven goals in ten game this is year, creating for the spirit and her future. >> she's good. >> good luck to the team tonight. i know she's probably rooting them on, as well. >> we'll see you back here at 9:00.
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good morning. so far so good. despite fears of a terrorist attack on the fourth of july the day was largely quiet amid a massive police presence in the nation's biggest cities. are we out of the woods? holiday may him. a california plane comes in for a crash landing on a crowded beach as rescue crews search for missing party goers. in kentucky a family photosprint pcs goes wrong when a deck collapses a the north carolina beach house. up in flames a fireworks explosion in sacramento california starts a grass fire forcing people to run for safety while elsewhere in california a raging wild fire threatens homes as firefighters racing a