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country of people trying to comprehend how something like this could happen. >> coverage begins with david culver, near roanoke, virginia, now, with what we know at this hour. david? >> reporter: vance and doreen to my left, you can see here, this is the scene, nearly 12 hours after that troubling attack, deputies are still out here and this has gotten a lot of attention, attention from across the world and see here media from across the nation are right now along this street. but among them, you're not going to find wdbj 7, the crew involved directly in this. that station did not send anybody out here and what is of the an competitive industry, today, just solidarity, rival stations are actually out here, helping out with the video so that the staff at wdvj, they can grieve their colleagues. urge i cannot tell you, how much they were loved, ali sawnson and
adam, by the wdvj 7 team. >> reporter: mourning the loss of two vibrant journalists, reporter alison parker and photographer adam ward killed. >> how could this individual have robbed these families, the families of alison and adam of their lives and happiness and love for whatever reason. were respect sudden attack happened during this live broadcast on wdbj 7's morning show the two were interviewing vicki gardner about smith mountain lake's 50th anniversary, suddenly, there were gunshots. not showing you what happened next. bill overton, like manies others here, saw it play out live. >> really stopped me in my tracks this morning, like many viewers, i was watching like many viewers, i was watching this morning's broadcast and couldn't understand really what was happening myself.
>> reporter: park herbs was described as an ambitious reporter. ward was engaged to a reporter at the station. they were se to move to charlotte where his fee kbraps say had just got an new job.ian just got an new job. >> let us not forget, they grew up in this area, they were part of our community. >> reporter: the woman being interviewed on smith mountain lake is expected to survive, but still in the hospital. dore ryan, get a feel here there is a sense of unsettledness amongst a lot of the reporters talking with them a lot of us who cover the commonwealth, overlap on many stories, see each other, whether here in bedford county or charlottesville and so to know a member of that team will not be there, two members the that, disturbing. really u.n. settling.
>> huge loss for a very big community. thank you. after the shooting, state police were on a machine hunt for the suspect, vester flanagan, stretching from southwest to northwest virginia, troopers found him along i-66 in fauquier county. that's where we find news4's pat collins to tell us how the chase came to a dramatic end. pat? >> reporter: doreen, they say he wasn't speeding, but when they went to pull him over, he didn't stop. and then with the shot from his own gun, murder suspect, vester flanagan, ended this story himself. this is where it all came to an end. markham, virginia, the eastbound lane of i-66, this silver four-door chevy, vester flanagan's car crashed into a nest of weeds in the median strip.
and this is what it was like when they pulled 41-year-old vester flanagan from the getaway car when it crashed in the median strip. >> get back. >> is this our guy? >> got a body. get back. >> is this our guy? >> get back. get back. get back. get back, dude. seriously. get back. all right? >> reporter: this is what it sounded like on the police radio as it all went down on i-66. >> advising the subject shot himself at 16 mile marker eastbound. we are sending fire rescue now. >> reporter: this is the virginia state trooper who made the traffic stop that brought this horror story to an end. you seeker the license plate reader on trooper neff's cruiser picked up that getaway car. she saw the car. she followed the car. [ sirens ] and when back up moved in to
make the stop -- >> i waited until i had several other troopers with me to initiate a traffic stop. the suspect vehicle did not stop. eventually, he did wreck the vehicle on the left-hand side of the road. >> reporter: so vester flanagan's escape ends about 200 miles from the murder scene, four hours after the he shot and killed that tv crew. jim, back to you. >> pat collins. thank you, pat. that story shifted from fauquier county to fairfax county in virginia when the state police discovered vester flanagan still had a faint pulse. our chris gordon picks up our team coverage now from inova fairfax hospital where medics air lifted the suspected gunman. >> reporter: as soon as we learned that flanagan was alive, we rushed here to the hospital and we got these pictures of the medevac helicopter arriving at inova fairfax.
it landed on the heliport. his condition was life threatening. very, very critical. he was met by a team of doctors who took the gurney that carried him into the trauma center. they worked on him for about 15 minutes. meanwhile, fairfax county police and cruisers and motorcycles arrived here to stand guard, just in case flanagan survived, he would be in custody. but after 15 minutes, he died. now, inova fairfax hospital will tush his body over to virginia state police. he will be taken to the state medical examiner's office to determine the cause of his death. but unofficially, the sheriff of franklin county has already labeled it a suicide. that's the latest live in fairfax county, chris gordon, news4. and new information is just coming in on the shooter's workplace history, including a connection to one of today's victims. tisha thompson with the news4 i-team live with at our news
deck. >> reporter: according to court document, wdvj's newsroom called 911 to physically remove reporter vester flanagan from the station when he was fired and actually to lift him from his chair. those records state the incident was also recorded by a station photographer, adam ward. that is the same photographer who was shot and killed this morning. flanagan was his legal name but for more than 20 year, he went by a different name on television, bryce williams. flanagan worked tv jobs in san francisco, midland, texas and savannah, georgia, before starting at the nbc affiliate in tallahassee, florida. according to that station, he worked three nights a week for a year before the station let him go in 2000. but according to court documents obtained by the news4 i-team, flanagan sued the station, alleging retaliation, race discrimination by the staff there. the station denied the claims but settled the suit. according to his linkedin profile, flanagan spent about
ten years off air before returning to television in greenville, north carolina and then roanoke's wdvj, the station involved in the shooting. police were still pursuing flanagan when his former boss and general manager, jeff marks, went on air to talk about how his tv station had to call the police in 2013 to escort flanagan from the station when they fired him. >> vester was an unhappy man. he was sort of looking out for people to say thing these could -- things that he could take offense to. he -- and eventually, after many incidents of his anger coming to the fore, we dismissed him. >> reporter: some of flanagan's very last tweets included photos of what he called his old modeling days and a lot of anger directed at his former colleagues. tisha thompson, news4 i-team. vester flanagan faxed what appears to be a 23-page
manifesto to abc news shortly after the shooting today. abc says he cited the charleston massacre as his tipping point and reportedly praised the virginia tech shooter. today, governor terry mcauliffe brought up virginia tech on wtop radio. he said it's time to strengthen gun background checks. >> think of virginia, we had one of the worst tragedy is ever at virginia tech. we had a horrible history. common sense. the answer to the blogger, yes, i keep trying, but it doesn't see the light of day doesn't get through the jeep assembly, doesn't get through the house of delegate, they don't want any changes. >> mcauliffe says he will continue to pressure the general assembly to take up that issue. we are also learning more about those two young journalists that were killed and their professional lives brought them happy inspects their personal lives. wendy rieger with that side of the story. >> if you've ever worked in a small office you know what it's
like, your co-workers quickly become your family. that's how it is in most news rooms, especially the smaller markets where people are young and just starting their careers. the public learned today that alison parker was dating one of the anchors, chris hurst, he posted the following message on facebook, along with pictures "we didn't share this publicly but allison packer and i were very much in love. we just moved in together. i am numb. we were together almost nine months. it was the best nine months of our lives. we wanted to get married. we just celebrated her 24th birthday. she was the most radiant woman i ever met. for some reason, she loved me back. she loved her family, her parents and her brother. i'm comforted by everybody at wdvj 7. we are a family. she worked with adam every day they were a team. i'm heartbroken for his fiance same she is our morning show producer, this is unconscionable, i will share her
story, because it is one to full of life, dream, and amazing journalism." end of his posting. parker had been working as full-time reporter for that station for one year. she graduated from james madison university. adam ward was 27 years old, he had worked at the station for several years. he was engaged to the producer of the morning newscast and it appears the couple got engage ted news seem here in washington. his fiancee was at work in the control room, watching that live interview this morning when the gunman opened fire. adam was a have tech graduate, a big hokies fan. if you have seen his picture today, you have seen him wearing the sweatshirt. both parker and ward grew up in central virginia. they started their careers as interns at that station. co-workers say of course, they will be sorely missed. back to you. >> thanks, wendy. we invite you to stay with news4 for updates on air and online.
at 6:30, new reaction from the gunman's childhood friend. he says something doesn't add up. also an in-depth profile on the suspect's life in california. we invite you to check out nbcwashington.com. also ahead tonight, a rise in murders on the city streets. three things local leaders plan to do to try to stop the violence. [ sirens ] i'm darcy spencer at metro's head quart years they are addressing a safety concern where some metro busses are being shut off by juveniles. i will have the story ahead. an update from the national zoo as works put all their attention now. surviving panda cub. nice as it is out today, temperatures going up the next couple of days, even in the 90s, talking another heat wave and the latest on erika. could
it's a very troubling trend, 103 people killed in homicides on the streets of d.c. so far this year. tonight, there's a new plan to try to stop the violence. d.c.'s mayor and police chief say they are working on a three-step approach to combat crime. news4's mark segraves is live with our first look at this initiative. mark? >> reporter: doreen, the mayor will roll out this plan to the
public tomorrow morning but what we have learned is that she wants to give police more resources as well as the ability to search violent offenders and put morer is fires have high-crime neighborhoods. one of the proposals mayor bowser is expected to make is give police the authority to search and detain people on parole or court supervision for violent crimes and gun crimes, but that authority will be limited. >> this notion that somehow, there's going to be police given the ability to do warrantless knock down of doors to search people's houses of all people with criminal records is simply not true. >> reporter: in a private briefing today, bowser and chief lanier told several council members many of the homicide victims and the suspects for those murders have something in common. many of them have been charged with violent crimes before. of the 103 murders so far this year, 22 of the homicide
arrestees were under court supervision or on probation. and 20 of the victims were also under court supervision or on probation. >> we have had ten cases of where the -- between the arrest test and the victims, they have actually had a prior murder charge. >> reporter: and police say there's link to gun charges and murders. 45% of the suspects arrested this year for murder had a prior gun charge. the chairman of the d.c. council says giving police more power to search violent offenders won't violate anyone's civil rights. >> and it's really meant to focus on those who have been convicted of gun offenses. the idea behind it is that we need to step up the pressure on gun violence. >> reporter: now, mayor bowser is sure to get a lot of questions from civil liberty groups as well as the police union about the one component of her plan to allow increased
police searches of those violent offenders who are on court super visio supervision. you can expect questions tomorrow when she makes her plan known. a minister is serving a life sentence but has never confessed to actually murdering his wife. until today. back in 2010, minister spencer chase was convicted of strangling his wife, antoinette, he denied any involvement but sentenced to life in prison. today, during a hearing as part of an effort to reduce that sentence, chase shocked the court by confession. his stepdaughter, who testified against him in the early trial, says he was the only father she ever knew and he killed her mother. >> i'm doing a life sentence, too, because i have to live without her. >> the judge ultimately denied
his request for a reduced sentenceful he will continue to serve that life sentence. we are learning more tonight about the death of one of the panda cubs at the national zoo, t the smaller of the two cubs died this afternoon. the baby panda spent the night with its mother, mei xiang, while zookeepers cared for the other cub. >> it's obvious we were prepared but it's not surprising that we are disappointed. >> zoo officials stay is too soon to know why the cub died but the larger cub appears to be strong and they are optimistic about its future. weather days, we are on a roll, wouldn't you say that, doug? we love this roll, by the way. >> so nice out there. >> tomorrow, too. most areas didn't hit 80 degrees today. are talking about fall-like numbers across the region.
today, another spectacular afternoon, got one, maybe two more out there across the region. look outside, plenty of sunshine. saw cloud cover earlier, but now, the sun is out and temperatures of 79 degrees, winds out of the northwest, 12 miles an house, windows are down, maybe the top's down on the car, maybe even tonight, the windows are open. you can turn the ac off, we are not dealing with any heat. everybody, just looking at the map, not a single 80-degree temperature any where all dropped below 80. 79, leesburg, 76, back toward martinsburg, a nice evening no matter what you're doing, the nationals game at 7:00 that is going to be perfect for that. radar, dry, going to stay dry. this is are the only problem we have is that we have been very dry the past month, month and a half, we are going to continue to be on the dry side, so remember, going to have to water those plants. satellite and radar together showing the clouds that we saw a little bit earlier coming together. look at the cloud cover back to the west. this is all because of that area of low pressure, a very fall-like storm system. i mean, it's only in the 60s,
talking low 60s over toward chicago, around the pittsburgh area, close to us as state college, only in the 60s today, that very cool air that cloud cover coming on in tonight. we are going to see a cool night across our region. tropical storm erika, not a very well-organized storm at all, very close to the leeward islands here, you can see the center, not near the storm itself that tells us that it is dealing with a lot of sheer and may actually weaken in intensity. take a look at the latest track, 45-mile-an-hour winds, generous, as far as i'm concerned with that one, moving to the west at 17 miles an hour. coming close to puerto rico, 45-mile-an-hour winds could give them much-needed rainfall. in toward the alababa bahamas, the north, some of the latest models pick up this turn and move it back out to sea. some bring it into the southeast, others continue to bring it into florida as a hurricane, 75-mile-an-hour winds, that would be on monday, so again, this is a storm that even in our area, we have to watch. they are definitely watching down there toward the southeast,
tomorrow, high temperatures, warmer, 79, martinsburg, 83, manassas, 83, la plata, coming with sunshine. hour by hour, beautiful around noon. great day to get a lunch outdoors and, hey, why not eat dipper outside, too, just about that nice once again. 86 on friday, notice the temperatures going up, 891 on saturday, 92 on sunday. the heat making a combat, how long the 90s stick around. >> staying on top of the breaking news, television news crew in virginia killed during a live report. coming up, a former criminal profiler weighs in on the attack and what may have triggered the gunman. new cause for action today after that metro train derailment a few weeks ago, the one where officials knew about the problem and didn't fix it. a new study confirm what is we already know, traffic in the d.c. region is terrible and just d.c. region is terrible and just how much time
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metro's board met behind closed doors today to talk about that derailment that happened earlier this month. according to the "washington post," the board discussed possible disciplinary actions against metro employees, there were no passengers on the train when it derailed august 6th, but it created delays for tense of thousands of commuters. it was later revealed that a problem with the track had been detected a month earlier but hadn't been fixed.
the metro board just received a 130-page report about the incident. it could be released to the public later on this week. here is something you hear about, likely to say duh, really, or whatever? probably something worse, a new study out, it says the washington area has the worst traffic congestion in the entire country. tom sherwood reports on the price tag because of all of that. >> reporter: montgomery county, bethesda, civic leaders were out on the noisy street today, asking people to be more traffic aware, like driving one day less a week. >> we have 20% less traffic and 20% more places to park. >> reporter: the new texas a&m study says billions of dollars in fuel and time are lost because of traffic. and the d.c. region is the worst in the nation. retired planner tom robertson
says the whole nation has failed to keep up with transit planning, biking and pedestrian routes, highways and basic maintenance. >> that's the price we are paying for deferred maintenance system. >> reporter: congestion study showed washington area drivers lost about 82 productive hours in 2014. los angeles, 80 hours. san francisco, 78. in new york city, 74. >> constantly commuting between richmond and northern virginia, i got to tell, it's a mess. >> reporter: appearing at wtop radio today, governor mcauliffe told nbc4 that virginia was pressed forrism-66 and other transportation improvements. >> we need to do more on metro, we need more rapid bus service, these are the things we are looking at. >> reporter: in the district, david alpert of the greater greater washington website faulted reporting on the study itself, saying the d.c. region is improving, not falling further behind. >> i'm, like, people have been seeing or hearing, traffic on
the roads but seems to have said about even the last two years -- stayed even the last two years. >> tom sherwood, news4. gathering new information out of virginia a disgruntled ex-employee ambushed two former co-workers on air killing them, before turning the gun on himself. new reaction from checks, aid amid condolences from across the country. the man who said he wanted to be the next john hinckley. we will tell you what is being done to keep the suspect even further away from the president even though he has already been locked up. donald trump refusing to back down after a new fwud a television news reporter.
back now to the story of the on-air ambush of a television crew in virginia. tonight, we are learning more about just why the guy did such a terrible act. >> a manifesto left behind by the gunman says he was, in his words, just waiting to go boom. vester flanagan had been fired from wdvj in roanoke in 2013. he used his cell phone to record the killings and posted the video on social media. >> state police say flanagan killed himself when troopers caught up with him hours later on i-66 in fauquier county in virginia. nbc's david wagner has all the
developments. >> reporter: it was a violent end to a shocking moment of horror, played out on live tv. two journalists from the cbs affiliate in roanoke, virginia, in the middle of a live interview, shot and killed as viewers watched. this is the broadcast right up to the point of the shooting. the 24-year-old reporter, alison parker, and 27-year-old photographer, adam ward, are dead. the woman being interviewed, seriously wounded. as the photographer fell, his camera captured the killer's image, an early lead that helped police identify the suspect. vester flanagan, a former reporter who went by the name of bryce williams. flanagan had been fired and filed a complaint of discrimination. >> vester was an unhappy man. after many incidents of his anger coming to the fore, we dismissed him. and he did not take that well. >> reporter: according to authorities, flanagan used his own video camera to capture the killings, and within hours, posted that shocking video to
facebook. as police searched for flanagan, investigators say he was live tweeting derogatory remarks about the victims. >> not the one i knew. evidently, something snapped in his mind. i don't know. >> reporter: late this morning, virginia state police spotted the suspect's car on i-66 in northern virginia. >> the sonic ran off the road into the median. when trooper neff approached the vehicle, she found flanagan suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. >> reporter: as investigators search for answers, families and co-workers mourn. >> they were special people and, you know, as lee said, they would brighten up a room every morning. >> reporter: two people in the prime of their lives, gunned down early in their promising careers. dave wagner, nbc news. retired a tf special agent and former host am negotiator clint van zandt spoke earlier on msnbc. he says flanagan appeared to be angry at the world and held that anger inside for a very long
time, until this morning. >> this was going to be his last byline, his last story, and he wanted it -- he wanted to produce it, direct it, star in it and write the whole thing. it was all about him, even at his very last moment. >> van zandt says all of the evidence points to a shooting that had been planned for a long time tonight on "nbc nightly news," you can see pete williams' investigation into the tv crew killing, that's coming up at 7:00, right after this broadcast. an update on a story we reported first on news4, metro buses stranded in dangerous areas, all because of the flip of a switch on the side of the bus. metro officials have said locks cannot be installed there because emergency crews need easy access. darcy spencer broke the story and joins us now with new reaction to those safety
concerns. darcy? >> reporter: jim, we have been told that they are not able to lock these panel doors, again, because of a key that might be hard for firefighters to locate that key. well, we spoke to the firefighters' union today and they say this isn't really much of a problem at all. the union that represents first responders in the district says it supports addressing a safety issue on some metro buses that allows anyone to pull an emergency switch that shuts off power to the bus. the union says the panel that holds the sbiwitch on the outsi of the bus could be equipped with locks that firefighters could pry open in case of emergency. at least twice recently, sources confirm juveniles have disabled buses on crime scenes, leaving drivers and passengers stranded and with no radio communication. >> this is like getting a slim jim to get in your car when it is locked or what have you, i think there are ways around it so they should take precaution. >> reporter: in lit of recent
incident, officials are reviewing options, such as putting locks on side panels or somehow camouflaging them to make them less noticeable much the agency will look at what other systems are doing to prevent someone from disabling a mass transit bus. >> i hope they listen to it, constantly said how they are going to look into things and don't hear about it anymore. i hope they actually take the steps they need to look into this matter so everybody can be safe when they get out of the bus. >> reporter: it came to light when a man sitting on a bus friday night was hit by stray gunfire. sources say juveniles pulled the emergency shutoff leifer on the bus. the violence led metro to temporarily shut down night time buses on elvins road. i did a little bit of research online today and found out that other major industries been dealing with this exact same problem and in some cases, they have metro fitted those panel doors with locks at a cost of
$200 a piece. darcy spencer, thank you. oklahoma man in prison four times for threatening to assassinate u.s. presidents has been shipped out of d.c. u.s. marshals removed archie glass jr. from the d.c. jail and transported him back to the oklahoma city area. news4 broke the story last week when u.s. secret service stopped glass near the white house. he was on probation for writing a letter that threatened to shoot former president george w. bush and president obama. prosecutors says glass violated his parole by traveling outside of oklahoma. court records did not say glass was carrying a weapon when he was stopped here earlier this month. the presidential race now, donald trump continue s s to bae this week with a national reporter. last night, went head to head with an anchor for the spanish language univision.
man's name is jorge ramos. it happened at a news conference in iowa. ramos was thrown out and this morning -- he was thrown out but then he was let back into the room. this morning on the "today" show, trump would not apologize. >> i will tell you, he was totally out of line last night. i was asking and being asked a question from another reporter. i would have gotten to him very quickly. and he stood up and started r t ranting and raving like a mad man and frankly, he was out of line. >> ramos was eventually allowed back into the news conference. he and trump debated immigration rules for four and a half minutes then. earlier this week on social media, trump once again had harsh words for fox news anchor, ing meghan kelly. more problems at the washington monument. tell you what happened causing people to be stranded 500 feet up for the second day in a row. also, tribute to the first female state trooper in the
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the washington monument has been shut down yet again after yet another problem with the elevator. about two dozen visitors were forced to walk down the nearly 900 steps when the elevator stopped working. no word on what the issue is this time. just last night, 63 people were stranded at the top when something went wrong with the elevator doors. >> they had got bumped or somehow out of alinement, the elevator went into safety shut down mode, similar to your garage door that is coming down, break that contact, it stops
operating somewhere, gets hurt, that is essentially what happened here. >> technicians were able to fix the problem early this morning. we are told the monument is going to be closed for the rest of the night. from now on, when you use i-395 through arlington, you will be traveling on a memorial to the sacrifice of young state trooper killed near the young glee road exit a bridge has been named in honor of trooper jacqueline vernon. she was struck by a commuter bus during a traffic stop there in august of 1988. vernon was the first female and first black virginia state trooper to be killed in the line of duty. today's event was the end of a 17-year-long effort to honor her in this way. coming up tonight, new hope for the homeless, tell you how a local film festival is giving some people a purpose to rewrite
some homeless people new hope for a better life. wendy? >> that's right. she was once a homeless woman with a small child, living at the d.c. general homeless shelter. tonight, she is going to be on stage at the e street center, cinema from the street, giving them a camera, allows them to document interior of a broken life and chance to create a new one, as you're about to see. >> my life started here. >> reporter: some ways, d.c. general represents the beginning and the end of sasha williams' life. she was born there in 1985 when it was a hospital. 29 years lar s later, it's a ho shelter, she found herself back there, with a 2-year-old child, her life at a dead end. secretly shooting with an iphone camera, williams takes us on an intimate, soul-searching quest to free herself from the undertow of misfortune's rele
relentless pull. >> lay it out there. never heard nothing back. >> their stories do matter, their lives matter, that we are interested in. >> reporter: cinema from the street is the brain child of filmmaker brian bellow. he started this homeless filmmaking co-op after he made a documentary about a homeless guy and he wondered, what if his subject had the camera. >> he can make any film, fiction or whatever, most of our filmmakers end up telling a story from their life. >> reporter: the process of filmmaking can be therapeutic for the homeless, as their painful stories are allowed to exit and take shape outside of them. >> for filmmakers, it is really kind of helpful to see some structure around what oftentimes has been a series of chaotic events and through the process of making the kind of titght narrative, a level of control. >> i have to step out of that.
>> reporter: for sasha williams, filmmaking has been transformational. i'm a director. i have that title now this is not the end for me. this is the beginning. >> reporter: she is working with other street filmmakers to proichl the skill, shooting, editing, even animation. best of all, she and ebony now have their own home. >> like you got it, girl, you know? >> reporter: sasha and ebony working down the street look quite different from the mother and child in her film. and williams says she's feeling it. >> i haven't gotten to that moment of overjoyment, but i know it's going to come i think i might get all that at the premiere. . >> she will be taking questions afterward and several documentaries shown. this film, what i love about it ebony walks away with this film. the 2-year-old, a star is born.
>> don't ever be in a film with kids and animals. >> upstage you. powerful story. >> thank you. gorgeous day and a little more to come, huh? >> a little more to come. a couple of nice days there the heat does return, of course, that comes just in time for the weekend. out there right now, beautiful, out there toward reston, reston town center, a great night maybe to be getting some drinks out there, uncle julio's outdoor patio, man, wouldn't than nice? love to be doing that right now, look at this, beautiful conditions all around downtown, clouds earlier, most moving off, you can the clouds in the distance, temperatures 79, 7 next hour, 75 by 9. close to 70 by the 11:00 hour. everybody on the cooler side, 75, hunting town, 77, baltimore, 76, reston, tomorrow, it is going to be just a little bit warmer, but still, a very nice day, no rain out there, storm team4 radar is dry, going while look at the highs tomorrow, feeling good, mostly sunny, nice. 77, some of the coolest areas,
84 degrees. i think we hit it around 83 in the city during the day tomorrow a nice afternoon. tomorrow, exercise, all day looking good. again, we are all green here, lunch outdoors, perfect for that the yard work, yeah, time to water, but a good day to get out there and do any of that yard work you need to do next couple of day 86 on your friday, a couple of really nice days, here comes the heat, saturday and sunday, 91, 92, and it says it hot and rather humid, monday, a chance of storms high of 91. 93 on tuesday, 92 coming up next wednesday, could be a little warmer than that, too, something we will continue to watch, also watching the latest on tropical storm erika. >> thanks, doug. we got sports coming up, as the old blues song goes, if i didn't have bad luck, i wouldn't have no luck at all. another big injury at the practice fields. practice fields. stay leave early go roam sleep in sleep out star gaze dream big wander more care less
injuries may be a part of the game in football, but the redskins, they are losing key players before the regular season is even kicked off. they already are thin at tight end, lost their special teams captain and now a pass rusher done for the year. junior galette tore his achilles at the end of practice. signed by the redskins during traini camp after being cut by the saints. he produced 22 sacks over the last two seasons. this weekend would have been his first preseason game in the burgundy and gold. galette had those two different domestic violence cases he was dealing. one of those had been cleared up. now, his teammates, they were extremely disappointed following today's practice. >> personally, knowing junior, you know, since college, right now, i'm just worried about him as a person. i know he loved the game, you know, he's, you know, right now, he probably feel like he is letting people down, that's how much he cares about his teammates and people around him. >> a great addition to the linebacker room, the defensive line room, a guy that has practiced with unbelievable
energy, attitude, a guy that is just excited to be here. >> disappointed because you look forward to seeing those guys play, they contribute to the team in a big way, you got to move on and, you know, wait for them to come back and hopefully have speedy recovery. >> so, here's the list of guys done for the season, aside from galet, the skins lost two title ends, niles park the starter, best all-around tight end and logan paulsen, according to head coach jay ground. silas redd jr. is gone and linebacker and special teams captain, adam hayward, all done for the year. again, you can -- out at practice today, robert griffin iii at practice, meeting with the team medical staff and independent neurologist tomorrow, determine if he can play this weekend. jackson doing individual drills. he won't play this weekend but still, a good sign to see him out there on the field. so many questions surrounding this offense after the last preseason game. i asked head coach jay gruden
today what exactly does he want the identity of that side of the ball to be? >> i want to be physical. period. you know, we want to be a physical football team. and, you know, we got all these bells and whistles with desean and pierre and jordan reed and stuff but for us to get where we want to get, we have to be a physical football team and win the line of scrim ma'am and that will open up our play actions and everything else, but if we are not physical, we are not going to have much of a chance. >> you can watch the redskins take on the ravens this saturday, 7:30, right here on nbc4. i will be in baltimore along with carol maloney, live on news4 at 6:00. we will have all your postgame reaction on the redskins