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you can train a dog to do that. all right. stay with us, "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" starts now. >> it's time to go back to school. four major school districts starting a new year today. >> we are getting you ready with a look at what's new in montgomery, loudoun, prince william and charles county. >> but we start with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell and the back to school forecast. >> good morning. while you were sleeping, clouds continued to move in and thicken and they're bringing a pretty solid chance for rain with them as well. not everyone is going to get rained on today, but you should have the umbrella ready to go because you could get rained on at any point, especially between about 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon. right now, 72, gaithersburg. 73 in leesburg and dulles. hour by hour planner, maybe a sprinkle or two early this
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morning. best chances for rain are early afternoon. showers should be ending after 2:00 or 3:00. temperatures up into the mid and upper 80s. right around 89 downtown. that's a check on traffic. time for a -- i did the weather. now melissa does the traffic. >> you do the weather, i do the traffic. to clarify morning. southbound branch avenue at the beltway had two left lanes blocked. road work kind of popped up here between the beltway and allentown road. big look at the beltway. no problems, inner and outer loop. everything is rolling along quite nicely. do have the two right lanes blocked there, but not slowing anything. 270 at father hurley boulevard, rolling along nicely. overall, 66 and 95 looking nice and green for us this morning. weather and traffic always on the 1s. thank you, melissa. not long from now, a lot more students are waking up to go back to school. loudoun, prince william and
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charles counties are headed back today. montgomery county schools are also starting today. and the biggest district in maryland is a little bigger this year. news4's kristin wright is live at walt whitman high school with more for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. a record number of students in montgomery county, more than 156,000. as you said, eun, making it the largest school district in maryland. significant changes this year, one of them being the school start times. this is a big debate over the last several years. the idea that parents who wanted this wanted high school students to get more sleep. so the school board voted to make these changes in february and here they are. so high school students will start 20 minutes later this school year with school starting at about 7:45. middle school students also shifting their schedule, 20 minutes with most of them starting at 8:15. elementary school students in montgomery county will start at 9:00 or 9:25. depending on the school. that's about a ten minute shift.
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now, also 800 new teacher, new educators in the school district this year. some of them replacing those who left. others are adding on for growth as we talked about earlier, adding on for growth in montgomery county. the district lost about 380 positions due to some budget cuts. now, the other big thing for families this year is new immunization requirements by the state of maryland. those are for seventh and eighth graders. of course very important. everybody has to have those before they come back to school this year. lots of change, lots of interesting stuff. stick with us through the morning. we'll bring you what else you need to know. >> thank you, kristin wright. also in maryland, charles county students are back to school but spring break has been shortened this week. they'll have free breakfast for all students next week to celebrate the growth of the free breakfast program over the last five years. and it's back to school
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today for 73,000 students in loudoun county. here's a change for some high schoolers. they will not have to take midterms or finals this year. snow days from back-to-back stormy winters have cancelled the tests. today riverside high school will be opened for first time. and storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein will be there live and he'll join us in 15 minutes. students in our area's catholic schools also go back today. principal, teachers and staff gathered at the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception to open with a celebratory mass. and take out your camera, send us a picture of your scholar. we're putting up the show us your scholars on the washington app. send the photos to nbc washington over the facebook or twitter accounts that we have, or e-mail at >> over the facebook.
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5:05. the so-called bicycle bandit will go on trial. wossen assaye was arrested in march and then sparked a manhunt after he escaped from the inova hospital. he has pled guilty to charges connected to the manhunt. he'll face the robbery charges in alexandria. in d.c. today, we will learn whether d.c. police officers have no confidence in police chief cathy lanier. the d.c. police union is putting out the results of a vote it held this weekend. it comes amid a huge spike in crime and the highest homicide rate in the city in years. the vote also came at the tail end of the latest all hands on deck initiative to limit crime. chief lanier said it may have influenced the vote with so many officers called in. she said, quote, when we have violent crime we have to make the sacrifices that we all swore
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we'd make when we took this job. we have new numbers from the all hands on deck campaign. d.c. police say they seized 21 illegal guns across the city since friday night. they say they arrested 16 people for having those guns. earlier this month, chief lanier blamed illegal guns in part for the city's spike in crime. a live look at the capitol for you this morning. we'll tell you why you may see emergency crews or helicopters flying around. we're getting close to the end of summer. chuck bell is back with a first look at your labor day weekend forecast. she's not a hurricane but the remnants of tropical storm erika are bearing down on the southeast. southeast. the latest on her track and the
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you're watching "news4 today." >> former maryland governor marvin mandel has passed away at the age of 95. governor larry hogan released a statement saying maryland lost a great leader and a friend.
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the general assembly pointed mandel governor in 1969 after spiro agnew was elected nixon's vice president. he was elected to two full terms but his career ended in 1977 when he was convicted on political corruption charges. he pass away surrounded by family. what is left of former tropical storm erika is dumping rain on the carolinas and we'll see some of that rain in our area today. but it won't be severe. meanwhile, hard hit dominica is beginning to clean up now. at least 50 people are missing and 20 are dead. the prime minister says hundreds of homes, bridges and roads were destroyed. coming up on 11 minutes after 5:00 now, i want to get you caught up on the weather and traffic on the 1s. >> i want to find out if the remnants are going to affect our forecast. chuck bell is here with more. what do you think? >> i think you should have your umbrella in your hand before you walk out the door and head out
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to work or school this morning. not a guaranteed washout of a day, but there are showers south of town from charlottesville to richmond. those are all lifting northbound. a few sprinkles already this morning in parts of southern st. mary's county and up here in parts of western maryland. a lot of clouds outside. it is feeling a lot more like summer once again. only in the low to mid 70s right now. your hometown forecast, alexandria, virginia, today, plenty of clouds around. maybe a passing shower. temperatures up into the mid and upper 80s. all eyes on the weekend. weekend looks like it will be dry for labor day. seven day in ten minutes. for now, a check on traffic with melissa. >> i like sunday especially. looking at 95 right now. still a little bit slow even though this road work has cleared out of the way. northbound as you're headed through stafford you're going to hit that. a little bit of a slowdown there and then it clears after that. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car this morning. 95 in maryland, 29, b.w. parkway, no problems there.
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southbound connecticut avenue at baltimore street, two lanes are blocked in the southbound lanes. 66 east of compton road looks good this morning, no major problems there. back in ten minutes, weather and traffic on the 1s. lots of kids headed back to school today. we'll take you to a brand-new high school in loudoun after the break. and plus the surprisingly young age doctors say you should start talking to your kids about ♪ this fall at dunkin donuts, get lost in pumpkin. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages and baked treats, like the new pumpkin cheesecake square, while they're still here. america runs on dunkin'.
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their back to school gear, getting on the bus or being dropped off by you going to class. you can send it to nbc washington over facebook or twitter or e-mail us at >> that's especially true for kindergarteners. food luck with that. police are ordering a psychiatric evaluation for man who breached the newark airport. the man entered the exit door yesterday and and then ran from tsa agents. look here at the scene, it caused some big delays at the airport. but they're pretty much all gone now. a lot of crowded terminals there and probably some confusion. according to police the man was upset when they arrested him. they also say that he didn't know why he was being detained. developing story out of bangkok. we have two new suspects named in the bombing of the thai
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shrine two weeks ago. this as more bomb making material was just found during a raid of a second apartment. one man a foreigner was arrested in the same area this weekend. the bombing killed 20 people and it hurt dozens of others. up to ten people are believed to have been a part of this plot. eun? >> thank you. 6:17 now. 5:17, rather. you're not late. today, montgomery county police are looking to the county medical examiner to help solve a murder. a man died after being attacked in wheaton. montgomery county police say the man had a fight in a parking lot on veirs mill road last night. the victim tried to run away from at least three attackers but they caught up with him. they beat him up and he died at the hospital. he may have been shot or stabbed. they're not sure. the medical examiner's report will determine the cause of death. a young girl and a man are
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recovering from gunshot wounds in southeast washington. evidence markers covered third and "i" streets last night. d.c. police say both the victims should survive. officers have not made any arrests in this case. today, president obama heads to alaska for a historic three-day visit. he'll become the first sitting president to visit the alaskan arctic to bring attention to climate change. he'll land in anchorage later today. ahead of the visit, the obama administration changed the name of mt. mckinley yesterday. it will be called by the original name, denali. it means high one. horror movie lovers are waking up today without a legend. director wes craven died yesterday. he created the freddie kruger franchise. the nightmare on elm street movies. he really saw success years later for his work what the "scream" movies. he suffered from brain cancer. he was 76. you can wear maroon and orange today to remember one of
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the victims of last week's on-air ambush. photographer adam ward's family says that he loved his alma whatter, virginia tech. a disgruntled employee murdered him and alison parker last week. a memorial service will be held later today. and it may shift to mental health issues and how we care for those struggling with them. the man who shot parker and ward admitted he wrestled with those issues. the station manager said he's working with state lawmakers to better identify how to approach this case. >> most mental illness is treatable. if we can get to the sufferer. in this case, we didn't. >> the service began with a video montage, a view of who ward and parker we are.
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here you see them dressed up a and having fun during a live report. if you commute in maryland you know it can be rough on the roads out there. there's a new steady that agrees with you. maryland is the fourth worst state for drivers. the state made the list for the long commutes and high insurance rates. the good ns is that maryland has a very low deadly car crash rate. louisiana was the worst state in the country for drivers. in "news4 your health" this morning, talking to your kids about alcohol long before they take their first sip. a new report from the american academy of pediatrics shows nearly a quarter of kids say they try alcohol before their 13th birthday. you need to start talking about drinking by the age of 9. a time when most kids start thinking positively about alcohol. the report encourages pediatricians to question preteens about alcohol use. a new survey shows that alcohol and drug use is a significant problem among teens with chronic illness.
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researchers surveyed a group of 400 children under the age of 18 with diabetes, arthritis, cystic fibrosis or crohn's disease. they found nearly a third used alcohol and 17% used marijuana. very few of the teens knew if the drugs or alcohol interfered with tests. and students in loudoun county going back to school, some will start in a brand-new school. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein outside river side high school in leesburg. how is it going out there? >> reporter: yeah, my brand-n brand-new -- i mean, we still have some construction cones around here. construction workers are doing the final finish up here of this brand-new high school, riverside high school in loudoun county. first day of school for loudoun county. over 70,000 students, hundreds of buses back on the roads in loudoun county this morning. here's the bus stop forecast. going to be kind of a muggy morning. we might have a few isolated
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showers around between 7:00 and 8:00. otherwise a dry morning. you will notice it getting more humid. then between 8:00 and 9:00, a little sunshine coming and going. so it looks like sort of a summery start to the first day of school here in loudoun county. last day of august as we start off school here. watch out for students at the bus stop this morning. chuck, what's going on? >> good morning, tom. thanks for being out there. looks like you're having a good time out in loudoun county this morning. temperatures around the region are on the mild side. we are mostly in the low to mid 70's as you mentioned. looking out to the north and the east, a cloudy start here in washington. and we have a couple of chances for rain coming your way this week. first chance is today, a 40% chance you'll get rained on today. have your umbrellas ready to go. sunshine, heat and humidity back tomorrow. another chance of an afternoon shower coming our way on wednesday. looks like our best chance for rain this week will be coming up on friday. but don't push the panic button just yet. i think most of the rain drops
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will be out of here before your labor day weekend holiday gets started. a couple of light showers, southern st. mary's. light rain in richmond. our rain chances are creeping up as we go through the morning hours. i think we'll have a chance to dry out by later on this afternoon. right now, 73 in gaithersburg and olney. 73 in reston and chantilly. 74 in rosaryville, maryland. weather slowdowns not much. maybe an occasional light sprinkle might slow you down, but not much in the way of slowdowns this afternoon. have your umbrellas ready to go for a spotty shower around during the morning hours. then by later on this afternoon, temperatures will rise into the mid and upper 80s. i do think we'll get breaks of sunshine in and around the place later on today. it will be hot, humid, around 87. maybe if you're going out on the town for an evening plan on
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temperatures in the 80s. hour by hour, then for tomorrow, another day, back into the heat and humidity. and back into the 90s for tomorrow. start off temperatures mid 70s. near 90 by lunch time. up near 93, 94. so it will be a warm one for sure. here's that seven day forecast. 89 today with that 40% rain chance. the 90s for tomorrow, wednesday and thursday. best chance of rain is friday. there it is, cooling down and turning a little less humid for the labor day weekend. good morning, melissa. >> we have a brand new crash here, this popped up here for us this morning. woodbridge, cardinal drive there at choate court. doesn't sound like it will be slowing things down too much this morning but just a warning here. sounds like a tow truck is there now on the scene. big look at the beltway, inner and outer loop rolling along pretty nicely this morning. 66 looks good. so does 95, 95 getting a little bit slow northbound through dale city. maybe because it's 5:30 almost
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here this morning. branch avenue, no issues. 270, northbound and southbound rolling along quite nicely. back in ten minutes. weather and traffic on the 1s. see you at 5:31. >> thank you, melissa. if you're having trouble getting a good wi-fi signal in your home the problem, keep it away from pipes, glass and mirrors. the best place to put it is on a high ledge on the first floor of your home. to boost your signal you can change the antennas on the router. >> what a techy you are. >> listen to me, all information in one -- those of you who are craving blue bell ice cream for months, you could see it back on store shelves pretty soon. the company is rolling out the popular ice cream in stages. starting with stores in texas and alabama where the ice cream is made. ten cases of listeria linked to blue bell products earlier this year including three deaths in kansas. virginia will be one of the last
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states the see blue bell return. the company has not said when that will be. and he's got it. >> congratulations to former orioles pitcher jake arrieta. he threw a no-hitter for the chicago cubs against the l.a. dodgers late last night. it was the first for the cubs in seven years. he now has the most wins of any pitcher in the major leagues. very cool. well, a new year, a new school in prince william county. details coming up. if you can't be in front of your tv, you can watch "news4 today" on the go. just down load the nbc washington ap
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right now more kids across our area are waking up early to get ready for the first day of school. students in montgomery and charles counties in maryland do back to class in virginia, school buses start rolling in loudoun and prince william counties. today a federal judge expected to rule on tom brady's case against the nfl. that judge will either confirm or vacate the four game suspension of brady for his role in deflategate. today, crews are replacing the virginia avenue railroad tunnel in southeast washington. you will see some lanes blocked around 11th and "m" streets in southeast today. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist.
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welcome back to "news4 today" as we approach 5:30 on this monday morning. lots of kids starting to wake unthis morning. 370,000 kids going back to school. >> let's fiend out what kind of day we'll have weatherwise with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> 370,000, that's a lot of sandwiches for sure. a lot of clouds and rain chances are pretty substantial for your monday. not a guaranteed washout of a day, but look at all of this hit and miss shower activity down to the south. lifting northbound so your rain chances increase as we go through the remainder of the morning hours. it's a muggy start. temperature, 75 in arlington. 69 out towards culpepper. so your commuter forecast, plan on a couple of sprinkles around this morning. temperatures in the mid 70s by later on this afternoon we'll have a little sunshine but i couldn't rule out an afternoon shower as well. it is noticeably warmer and more humid than in the last couple of days. highs to the mid to upper 80s. back to summer, back to school.
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>> i know, mine is going to kindergarten this year. >> he'll be driving before you know it. >> i hope not. my goodness. taking a look at 95, right now, northbound and southbound, looking better than it was. we are still a tad slow here through stafford, but southbound you're fine. road work out of the way. volume is hanging around. southbound branch avenue at the beltway, we have two left lanes blocked here at this point this morning. taking a look here top after the beltway, not bad right now. 95, b.w. parkway, 29, everything rolling along here quite nicely, at least at this point this morning. 270 at falls road, moving along. 66 into and out of town looks good. travel times in ten minutes. summer vacation is over and back to school for a lot of students in prince william county. one group of kids will be going to a brand-new school this year in bristow. chris yung elementary is named for a prince william county police officer killed while on duty. derrick ward is talking with
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school officials about the start of the new school year. good morning. >> reporter: good morning again. well, we are here in prince william county, of course this is virginia's second largest school system and e newest school, patrick yung elementary school. it is named after a police officer who was killed in a car crash. vehicle crash back in 2012. this is one of the more innovative schools in the system here and it builds on some principles that we know about, that we hear about in education now. and we think that it will indeed advance that whole idea very -- in a good way as far as we could tell. joining me now is phil travis, the communications director. so first off, tell us what the issues are for the whole system as you start this new school year. >> of course we have the challenge of growth. we'll have 87,000 students this year and it's very exciting to have that many. but it's always difficult to keep up with that many new people coming in.
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you can see, we're making it happen. >> reporter: indeed. this school is interesting. we all hear about the s.t.e.a.m., but this school is s.t.e.a.m., so what is that about? >> it's for the arts. science, technology, engineering and math is where people are headed in new careers but getting that creativity in there, getting the arts function into it really gets people firing on all cylinders. so that's important. >> reporter: and having the school named after someone who was a protector for this county is also special i imagine for the parents, teachers, everyone else who will be here this year. >> we had the dedication of the school the other night. it was so inspiring to see you was officer yung's family. >> reporter: well, the students will be here at 9:00 a.m., that's the bell time here. >> yes. >> reporter: we'll have more coming up later. derrick ward, news4. back to you. >> thank you. and you may see some extra police in leesburg today as loudoun county goes back to school as well.
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the town says leesburg police officers and virginia state police will be out in force to keep your kids safe on the roads. they're targeting aggressive and distracted drivers and aggressive pedestrians all week. police say they'll be around hot spots all year. and a reminder, your child needs to have his immunizations before entering kindergarten or sixth grade or transferring into the fairfax county schools. there are extended hours at five clinics. get this done as early as 8:00 this morning. school starts next week. there's still time for the back to school hair cuts but if you wanted to get them for free you missed your window. stylists at alexandre de paris gave cuts to 98 kids yesterday. and we took some kids -- took some photos of our kids heading back to school. we want to show you our scholars. we want you to show us your scholars.
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e-mail or message nbc washington on facebook or twitter with a photo of your child going back to school, putting a lot of those pictures online. a few on the air as well. send them in. 5:35. the man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in texas will be arraigned on capital murder charges. shannon miles shot darren goforth multiple times on friday. the attack is being called unprovoked. miles has a lengthy criminal record for things like resisting arrest but has never spent more than a couple of days in jail. patriots quarterback tom brady and the nfl commissioner roger goodell heading to another hearing for the deflategate scandal today. now, by this time tomorrow, we could know if braidz -- brady can play in first four games this year. we'll send you a breaking news alert if it comes down this morning or if they reach a settlement. 5:35.
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right now, some road work could affect your drive through washington. crews are replacing the virginia avenue railroad tunnel in southeast washington. you will see some lanes blocked around 11th and "m" street southeast today. csx says the work will go on for the next ten weeks. a cat caused all of this damage to a house in suitland. the family cat knocked over a candle yesterday morning and that set a mattress on fire and the flames spread from there. no one was hurt, but the fire caused about $50,000 worth of damage. who should be the face of the new $10 bill? we'll tell you the special way some women get to weigh in today. a live look outside. chuck has a look at whether the humidity is going to stick around for the rest of the week. your weather and traffic on the 1s w
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welcome back. visitors to the national women's hall of fame will have the chance today to give their opinion of who should be the face of the $10 bill. u.s. treasurer rosie rios will hold a town hall at the hall of fame which was also the site of the first women's right's convention in 1848. the treasury will decide this fall who will replace alexander
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hamilton on the bill. we want to start off by letting you know that gas prices are still falling across our area. according to aaa prices are down 8 to 9 cents from where they were last week and in d.c., you're paying $2.69 on average for a gallon of regular unleaded. in maryland, you're paying $2.40. in virginia right now, a gal on gas cost $2.20 on average. it will run you $2.47 for gas in west virginia. right now time to turn our focus to weather and traffic on the 1s. let's start with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning. your monday is off to a cloudy and kind of muggy start as well. not anything all that heavy, but hit and miss light showers and sprinkles will be part of the forecast here for the next couple of hours. as you're planning out the monday, one or two sprinkles this morning. off and on shower chances will linger into the afternoon. we'll get breaks of sunshine. temperatures today mid to upper
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80s. 85 in gaithersburg. 88 in leesburg for today. then as we get into tomorrow, temperatures will be back up into the 90s after a muggy start. seven day forecast is coming up in ten minutes. check on traffic is right now with melissa. >> good morning. right now, still a little bit slow here 95 northbound through dale city. again, this is typical volume this morning. no major issue or anything to really be worried about. in prince george's county, look here. southbound branch avenue at the beltway, two left lanes are blocked. as far as travel times, top of the beltway, outer loop, no issues. germantown to the beltway looking good. quantico to the beltway you're on time. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. it's a big back to school day all across our area. that includes loudoun county, more than 90,000 students are going back to school. we'll take you to the new high school opening today. we'll tell if you're driving a set of hot wheels. talking about the most stolen
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15 before the hour. schools are open for business again in montgomery county. the district is going back to school and some of your kids will be getting a little extra sleep today. this is a live look at walt whitman high school, it opens at 7:45 this morning. news4's kristin wright will break do you know the new start times and other changes. that's at 6:00 a.m. and outside we have cloudy skies and muggy temperatures. a little bit of rain on storm team 4 radar as well. you can see those showers mainly down to the south of washington now, but they're coming northbound to fredericksburg, culpepper and waldorf and leonardtown. have your umbrellas ready to go. southbound branch, a few lanes are blocked there.
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otherwise, other volume generally starting to pick one the morning commute. from one meteorologist to another, let's go outside now for your back to school forecast. our storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is in front of a brand-new high school in leesburg. tom, an exciting day ahead for students at river side high school and by the way, welcome back. >> reporter: well, thank you very much, great to be back and here in loudoun county first day of school, yeah, brand-new high school. called river side high school. crisman construction built this school and i have mike stainer doing a last minute look. how is it looking? >> it looks good. we shined it up and it's been a wonderful job. and we have done the best we can. i think they'll be very pleased with it today. >> right. thanks so much. a beautiful school and as we look at the forecast for students getting back to school today, it's going to be kind of muggy this morning.
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may have an umbrella handy. maybe an isolated sprinkle but most of the area should be dry. then for recess, well, we'll give it a "b" because it will be mostly cloudy, mid 80s. then headed back home, bus stop will be generally in the upper 80s and partly cloudy. a slight chance of an isolated shower this afternoon. that's the way it looks out in loudoun county first day of school. brand-new high school, river side high school. over to you. >> thank you, tom. new commercials starting in maryland today about standardized testing across the state. the maryland state education association says there's too much testing. the group is launching several ads to advocate for fewer tests in schools. kids will like that. if you have students headed back to school, we want you to show us your scholars. tweet us, facebook us or e-mail with us the hash tag and a photo of your slide headed back to school smiling or not. whatever happens. we're posting those on the app too. watch news4 midday and we'll put
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a few on the air today. >> we should see pictures of what happens before back to school. a traffic alert to know about today. 210's construction is finally starting. watch out for the construction crews on parts of indian head highway. crews will be clearing trees and they're getting ready to start a big improvement project at indian head highway and livingston road and kirby hill road. you may see helicopters and emergency crews landing in front of the u.s. capitol, but not to worry, it is just a drill. u.s. park police, capitol police, will be conducting evacuate exercises today and tomorrow. choppers will land on both the east and west fronts of the capitol building. you may run into some street closures in the area as well. police will keep looking through missing persons reports today after hunters found a body
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in a park in gaithersburg. montgomery county police say the public should not be concerned. they say a group of people was on a controlled deer hunt when they spotted the bodies at great seneca stream valley park over the weekend. in just weeks after another outbreak in new york city, we've learned there are new cases of legionnaires' disease in prison. 51 are under observation. the prison has limited water use since legionella bacteria grow and spread through water. inmates are being served boxed meals and bottled water has been brought in. we are learning more about the man who fell to his death at the baseball game. the braves held a moment of silence for greg murrey before the game. atlanta police say he fell over the upper deck railing at turner field saturday night. he was a braves season ticket holder for 23 years.
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new this morning the car in your driveway could be attracting thieves. we got our hands on the new list this has the most common stolen vehicles of 2014. and there is a common thread here. we posted that list for you on the nbc washington app. in d.c., the 2002 dodge caravan was the most stolen car. that was followed by the 1996 honda accord and the 2000 jeep grand cherokee. the 2002 dodge caravan topping the list of the most stolen cars in maryland. the 1997 honda accord and the 2006 ford full sized pickup had the highest theft numbers. the '97 accord, followed by the pickup. the 2014 camry was the third most stolen car in virginia last year. the national insurance crime bureau released that list. >> not a lot of fancy cars and older models on the list. there was a high flying photo shoot in our skies this weekend, you may have seen or heard the navy's legendary blue
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angels yesterday. they were doing a photo shoot. hornets flew in formation and made several passes over reagan national airport. the seven jets flew alongside to take the photo. you can see it off to the left. see it? so cool. >> always cool to see those up there. 5:51. we turn to meteorologist chuck bell. go ahead, i'm going to sneeze. >> oh. hold it. >> this is the most interesting thing going on. it happens to the best of us, aaron. if you -- gesundheit just in case. we're waiting for it. waiting for it. it's gone now. >> i'm good. >> collective exhale now. cloudy skies outside this morning. looking and feeling like summertime. we didn't have much in the way of humidity, but that is back today. and humidity is going to stick and much of the coming week. so what to expect for your day today, plenty of clouds, limited
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sunshine later on this afternoon and occasional shower can't be ruled out at any time. but it's most likely between 8:00 this morning and lunch time this afternoon. noticeably warmer and more humid weather has moved back into the picture. now 70 in martinsburg and charlestown. 68 in luray. 75 degrees in elk city this morning. get ready to do the squeegee over the forehead, the humidity and milder temperatures are back in play and i couldn't rule out a shower or two. 87 in hagerstown and 86 down in the southern parts of the shenandoah valley. close to 90 along the i-95 corridor. mid 80s along the chesapeake bay. warm and humid today. have the umbrella ready to go just in case. here you can see on storm team 4 radar, a little bit of light rain southern st. mary's county out on the eastern shore. thereare more hit and miss rain showers out to rappahannock county. those are lifting northbound. they're part of what was erika
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along the gulf. the bulk of the moisture is staying around tide water in virginia. but there's enough lift and moisture coming our way. where you'll want the umbrella in your hand ready to go. here's future weather through the remainder of the morning. hit and miss rain showers. mainly the best chances for rain are washington, southbound. but everybody has a chance. i do think we'll start to dry out by mid to late afternoon today. so there's a little good news. planning out your evening, warm conditions. mid 80s at 7:00. but notice most of the rain drops should be gone by 7:00. then today for tomorrow, a muggy start. temperatures mid 70s, but with the sunshine back tomorrow. temperatures should make it up back into the 90s. plenty of heat and humidity around. there's another rain chance coming up on wednesday. by and large, the best chance for you getting rained on this week shows up on your friday. so umbrellas needed for today. heat and humidity tuesday, wednesday, thursday in the 90s.
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best chance for rain is friday. labor day weekend so far, so good. i we should we could say the same about metro. what's the latest? >> we have delays on the rails. this just popped up here. red line delays to glenmont, an earlier malfunction at fort totten causing that problem. we have a crash off to the right of nutley. 95 northbound here, through dale city, you can see slows down a tad there in the northbound lanes. southbound branch at the beltway, two left lanes blocked there. overall, 95 here in maryland, b.w. parkway and 29 looking quite good. also hearing about a possible crash in gaithersburg, right near gaithersburg high school. trying to get more information on that right now and send chopper 4. we should have that coming up in the next ten minutes. >> all right, thank you. we are three weeks and one day away from pope francis'
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visit to washington, d.c. starting here before traveling to new york and philadelphia next month. when pope francis steps off the plane at joint base andrews it's his first time on u.s. soil. he will become the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of congress. he arrives on september 22. you can download the washington app for all of the visits. it's a device that can help you save money but that may change pretty soon. cnbc's landon dowdy has a look at some big price changes or the apple tv. good morning. >> hey, there, good monday morning to you. apple is expected to unveil an updated apple tv device next week and it will cost more. the set top box will cost either $149 or $199. more than double the price of the current version. the new apple tv reportedly includes siri and an app store. netflix is out, hulu is in. hunger games is catching fire and transformers age of extinction will move to hulu in
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october after netflix decides not to renew the streaming deal with the fx cable channel. they'll focus more on the original programming and exclusive rights to stream movies from disney and pixar. marvel is a joint venture and hulu is co-owned by nbcuniversal, fox and disney. back over to you. >> thank you. a reminder of luxury and innovation and you have a chance to own it next month. you may have to dish out $70,000 but you could own the "titanic" last lunch menu. it will go to auction online september 30th. a survivor had the menu with him when he went into one of the lifeboats and away from the sinking cruise liner. a d.c. teenager who beat cancer is fighting a new challenge. kyleigh petersen has a new alert
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dog. you can see hazel right there. she can smell when she needs to take her medicine. and hazel will bring her the insulin and alert emergency responders as well through a specially modified phone. >> since i get like this service dogs it's like -- there's hope. >> being able to have something awesome come out of it i think is a huge blessing. >> they got hazel through a grant process. if you want to learn more about the nonprofit company that supplies and trains the service dogs like hazel, just check out the nbc washington app. right now, we are helping you get ready to send your kids out the door as thousands of children in virginia and maryland head back to school for the first day of classes. we have crews throughout the region to help you see the changes that you will see. that's next on "news4 today" at 6:00.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now on "news4 today" an early morning for more than 300,000 of your kids as four more school districts kick off the new year. you're looking live at walt
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whitman high school in bethesda. we're tracking the changes. all eyes will be on police chief cathy lanier today as we wait for word on whether her officers have confidence in her moving forward. what the chief is saying about the no confidence vote amid a big spike in crime. but first, we are helping your kids prepare for their first day back in school. you're looking live at the new riverside high school in leesburg, virginia. kids will be attending class for first time today. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell watching whether that day will start off wet for your kids. hey, chuck. >> first thing this morning, most roads are still dry. but that will be changing as we go through the next couple of hours. a lot of moisture down the our south is promising plenty of clouds and humidity and off and on hit and miss sprinkle and light rain shower chances. most of the rain is confined to southern st. mary's county. sprinkles south and west of the washington area coming up i-95. so as you plan out your day this morning, the sun is up at 6:36. temperatures in the mid to


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