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firefighters are mopping up after flames tore through two homes overnight. news4's kristin wright arrived on the scene and she has an update from the fire department. she said nobody was injured there. we'll check in with her in a minute. but first, good morning. it's 5:00 a.m., i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. it's first day of september and our top story this morning is the weather. and the heat cranked back up today. >> storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has your hour by hour forecast. chuck? >> hey, good morning. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s now. enjoy it, everyone. this won't last long. as soon as the sun comes up, temperatures will start to jump. 66 now in gaithersburg. 69 in rockville. 70 at joint base andrews. planning out your day today, upper 60s and low 70s for the next hour and so with some areas of fogginess around. look out for that. sunshine, 89 at lunch time. 93 your high downtown today.
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it will be a steamer to be outside today and tomorrow, not much better. looks like we'll have several 90 degree days in a row. how many, we'll let you know in a few more minutes. for now, time for a check on traffic with melissa. >> right now, inner loop at river road, sounds like the car fire is off to the roadway. shouldn't be slowing things down. nice and green on 66. no road work in the way there this morning. 95 northbound here at the truck scales we have a crash on the right shoulder at this point. so it is out of the way and inner and outer loop everything is looking quite good. branch avenue southbound at woodyard road, the two lefts blocked. back in a couple of minutes. we have breaking news right now at 5:01. let's get right to news4's kristin wright. >> she's live at the scene of a fire in prince george's county. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning,
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yes, the fire is in lanham this morning. a town home, actually two. let me show you the scene. the fire has been out for some time, but firefighters still here cleaning up, making sure that everything is in fact out. we talked to one of the homeowners here and he told us that he was just about to go to bed this morning when a neighbor came and was knocking, knocking on his door. ringing his doorbell. telling him there was a fire. and he's very glad that that neighbor came and made sure that he was -- that he was okay. the damage is worse on the back. that's where you see most of the fire damage here. firefighters describing the fire to me really as not that bad. and looking worse than it actually is. they got the call at about 3:00 this morning. they came out and they put out the fire. the firefighter told me it took them 15 minutes to really get the fire under control. back here live this morning, this fire affecting two of the town homes here. firefighters told me that no one was actually home at one of the -- at one of them at the tiemd.
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but then there was that homeowner who we mentioned who was about to lay down and go to sleep when a neighbor came and was knocking on the door and made sure he got up and got out. he heard the smoke alarm going off just as he was getting out, so the good news, everybody is okay. firefighters are trying to figure out what might have started that fire. the homeowner has no idea. right now, d.c. police say they want to speak with this man. he is a person of interest in the killing of the a.u. grad. police say 19-year-old andre dudley is a suspect in a burglary that happened in northeast on august 12th. this is surveillance video from that robbery. two days later, matthew shlonsky was shot and killed outside the shaw metro station. police have made one arrest in the murder but dudley is a person of interest in this case. at the live desk, a bad start for asian markets as the
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stocks slump on first day of trading. this after china's manufacturing fell to the three year low in august. the nikkei was down more than 2% this morning and chinese and hong kong stocks in the red. it's raising new fears about the health of the economy and learning that u.s. stock futures are down 1.5%. that's the latest from live desk. aaron, over to you. thanks. 5:04 now. today, family and friends will say good-bye to photographer adam ward. he was holding the camera when vester flanagan shot him and he also killed alison parker. he killed himself after several hours on the run. look at ward's visitation from yesterday. his funeral will be later this morning. developing right now in georgia, a police officer is in critical condition after being shot while responding to the wrong house. police say they were responding to the call for a suspicious
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person in a suburb of atlanta, but officers entered the wrong home and gunfire erupted. the homeowner was shot in the leg and his dog was killed. police are still trying to find out whether the homeowner fired any shots. officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave. also developing this morning, another explosion in china. a chemical factor exploded overnight, killing one person. this comes nearly three weeks after that massive chemical warehouse explosion and fire that killed more than 150 people. this morning's explosion is still being investigated. well, you know it can be hard to find affordable housing in this area. and tonight a grown in arlington plans to protest at a county board meeting. they're planning to add more than 15,000 affordable housing units and the county has not been responsive to the concerns. another community fed up with rising rent prices this
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time in takoma park, maryland. >> most of the tenants were given rent increase notices that ranged from $200 to $639 that we currently are aware of. >> now, that means rent today will cost some people at hampshire towers apartment 72% more than last month. we asked the complex owners about this too. they say anyone facing a 25% increase has six months to decide whether to move and they say that the tenant's association agreed to the price hike to pay for building improvements. in a statement, the owner said that the building was deteriorating with over 580 code violations and $3.6 million in needed repairs. it's 5:06. developing in decision 2016. a lot of hillary clinton's e-mails, more than 7,000 pages worth, are now public. the state department released all those documents last night. they're from clinton's personal
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e-mail server she used while she was secretary of state. much of the content is heavily censored but the state department says none of the information was classified when clinton received or sent it. former virginia governor bob mcdonnell will not have to report to prison while the supreme court considers his appeal. it overruled a lower court decision which required the former governor to begin his two year sentence immediately. his lawyers will ask the supreme court to reverse his conviction or order a new trial. mcdonnell and his wife were convicted on corruption charges. the deadline is looming for a commission to look at how body cameras will be used. this is the second meeting and the big questions they're trying to answer -- when should a police officer turn off a camera and how will the departments store the video? coming up on 5:08 right now. schools in fairfax county start
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in less than a week. parents, it's time to make sure your child has his or her immunizations. they need to bring the paperwork to school before entering kindergarten or sixth grade or transferring into the school district. there are extended hours at five clinics. you can get these vaccinations done between 10:00 and 6:00 today. a new place to wait for friends and family to arrive opens at dulles airport today. there's a new cell phone lot that will give you faster access to the terminal. it's on rudder road across from the gas station and near the economy lot. the old cell phone was closed to make room for the silver line to dulles. it may only be tuesday but chuck wants to start thinking about the weekend. he's back with how things are shaping up for saturday and sunday at 5:11. >> not going to be mad at him for that. does the absence play a huge role in the learning of your students? it ma
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well, when you think of students who skip class, high schoolers may come to mind, but a new study found out that kindergartens miss as many days as a high school freshmen. a group called attendance works said that kindergarteners miss an average of 18 days because they or their parents suffer from mental or physical health problems. chronic absences are more of a problem in lower income and minority children. 5:12. time to check out weather for the school day. >> and first day more montgomery county school and many other in our area. let's check out tom kierein with your bus stop forecast. good morning to you, tom. >> hey, good morning. we're in the busy four corners section of silver spring. that's where university boulevard meets montgomery blair
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high school. we have a beautiful moon. temperatures only around 70 degrees. here is your bus stop forecast for the morning hours. we're going to have temperatures hovering right in the low 70s. between 7:00 and 8:00 at the bus stop. between 8:00 and 9:00, we'll have it climbing into the mid to upper 70s. during the afternoon it will be hitting the low 90s. so a lot afternoon. dress accordingly. short sleeves. good morning, melissa, how is traffic? >> overall actually looking pretty good, tom. 66 no problems. 95, at least the top of 95 is okay. if you head a little south there you can see 95 north at the truck scales a crash on the right shoulder. we are seeing a slowdown. inner and outer loop, no issues here. 95 in maryland at scaggsville, rolling along nicely. back in ten minutes. >> thanks, melissa. just into the live desk, north korea launches a missile. the video just coming in.
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she is accused of purposely driving her children into the ocean. so why is a judge settin
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just in to the live desk some new footage out of north korea. take a look, in it you see the supreme leader kim jong-un he is watching this. a missile launch. he is also checking out military drills. apparently, this was back in june. it was around that time that north korea did test fire short range missiles from the border. this comes days after the south korea president accused the border crisis with the north and is prepared to meet with one of the strongest allies, china. aaron? >> all right. thank you. 5:17. today a d.c. teenager appears in court for a murder of a mother who was trying to defend her son. prosecutors say that 17-year-old kevin lee shot and killed
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tamekka fontanelle in her southeast apartment last month and is accused of shooting herb son and another boy after they argued. and a search is on for a man who may be responsible for two recent sex assaults. once on riggs road and then michigan avenue, a man threaten as woman with a knife, sexually assaulted her and rode off on a bike. the michigan avenue attack happened this past thursday night. officers want to remind you to be aware when leaving metro stations alone and using the nearby paths and bike trails as well. that's where both attacks happened. we know the arrangements for marvin mandel following his death a few days ago. he will lie in repose at the state house in annapolis. his funeral is happening in pikesville thursday morning. he was maryland's governor between 1969 and 1979. he was convicted of corruption in 1977. but that conviction was eventually overturned.
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today, you can learn more about how d.c.'s mayor plans to cut down on homelessness. today, mayor muriel bowser will announce a new set of initiatives to aim at reducing the amount of homeless people in the direct. bowser wants living on the streets to be rare and brief. she is expected to lay out her plan at 2:00 today and that will take place at the department of housing and community development resource center in southeast. today, highlighting montgomery county for using cameras effectively. cameras have been studied in montgomery county since they were introduced in 2007. it found a driver going ten miles over the speed limit has dropped. now, if the model were instituted nationwide, iihs estimates 21,000 lives could be saved. you may be delayed around the capitol for another
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helicopter exercise. they're landing next to the capitol starting at 6:30 this morning. they'll do it at 6:30 tonight. police did it yesterday as well. it's part of a response drill. in "news4 your health" your kids may soon be getting better balanced meals in restaurants, that is if you live in new york city. a new proposed bill known as the healthy happy meals bill would require it to have a serving of a fruit, vegetable or whole grain and the meals have to be less than 500 calories. nutritional experts say 98% of meals in restaurants do not meet those standards. well, as we head into september, you may notice your allergies really start to act up. if he's the case, you're probably allergic to ragweed. it can cause sneezing, itchy eye, runny noses. it lasts from labor day to the fall. the asthma and allergy foundation of america says 20%
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of americans suffer from ragweed allergies. >> all of a sudden, my nose is itching. >> do you have that problem with ragweed? >> not necessarily. i don't have allergies in the fall. but it's making me want to sneeze. 5:21, your time right now, a live look outside this morning. is it cloudy? >> i don't know. do you know who knows? storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell knows. >> it's hard to tell when we have the camera pointed to the ground and not up to the sky. there's a few patches of fogs, nothing over downtown d.c., but out into parts of howard county, near the pawtuxet river. be careful out there. the latest tropical storm -- when i say way east, it is way east. there's the west coast of africa. this is what is now tropical storm fred.
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should become hurricane fred. it may be the farthest east forming hurricane on recorded history. or at least in the last 50 years or more. but the track for this storm luckily for us, we don't need any hurricanes around here. luckily for us the storm here is expected to fade out and just be a depression by the time we gets toward the weekend. should have no impact on the u.s. outside this morning, mid 60s in the shenandoah valley. mid to upper 60s in the western suburb, low 70s downtown in payside. a little bit of cloudiness around first thing this morning but the sky will get bluer and bluer. temperatures go up to the 80s by lunch time and low 90s this afternoon. the other issue we'll deal with today, we have a code orange air quality day today. that means you should limit your outdoor activity, particularly if you have heart or respiratory problems like asthma. high humidities for the next couple of days.
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here's your seven day forecast. into the 90s, one, two, three, four days in a row. best chances for rain a little chance for rain tomorrow. our best chance comes up on friday. labor day weekend, double bonus credit for the weather department, melissa. no rain on a holiday weekend. >> i hope you get some monetary poe us in for -- bonus like that. not just an extra hour. 270 at west montgomery avenue, brand-new crash. we are not seeing it on camera. it's as you're approaching shady grove. not slowing things down too much. 66 into town, out of town, you are just fine this morning. no problems there. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. 95 northbound at the truck scale, just talked with police. this was actually a disabled vehicle. it is on the right shoulder. they kept going back and forth between crash and disabled vehicle. it's a truck that blew out a tire. top of the beltway no problems. b.w. parkway, 95 and 29 rolling
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along nicely. see you in ten minutes. the woman you may remember for driving her minivan into the ocean, her children screaming inside, is out of a florida psychiatric hospital this morning. a judge says state officials will monitor ebony wilkerson. she is taking medication for bipolar disorder. she was diagnosed after police say she drove into them -- drove into the waves along daytona beach in march of 2013. wilkerson says she feels much better now that she's getting treatment. her husband has custody of the four children. yesterday he agreed with the judge's decision. it is now 5:25. new details in the murder of a houston sheriff's deputy. the man charged in deputy darren goforth's shooting has a history of mental illness. court documents show shannon miles was declared mentally incompetent. and prosecutors say miles shot the deputy 15 times in an
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unprovoked attack. investigators say they don't know the motive behind the shooting. today, the sentencing phase begins for a man convicted of killing three people at jewish centers in kansas city. a jury convicted frazier glenn miller jr. he raised his arm in a nazi salute. miller pleaded not guilty. he could receive the death penalty. this may bring back bad memories of the d.c. sniper. police are trying to figure out who is behind four shootings on the i-10 interstate in phoenix. a child was injured but is okay. the driver of the tour bus says he thought he had hit something. but when he stopped the bus he saw a bullet hole. >> i did a walk around. i'm like, that's a bullet hole. >> no one was on the bus when
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this happened. right now, police are not sure if the shootings are connected. a county clerk in kentucky will have to issue marriage licenses today or risk going to jail. the supreme court ruled against ken davis who -- kim davis who said it went against her religious believes. she stopped issuing all marriage licenses and several gay and straight couples sued. as soon as tonight, los angeles could give the mayor the power to announce the intentions as the candidate for the olympic games. rome, germany and budapest are all contenders here. the olympic committee will choose the host city in 2017. financial analysts say the cost of the games could go way over the estimates of $1 billion. a lot goes into a papal visit as you know, but a new cell phone tower? where you can see that as d.c. prepares for pope francis. some of you had to turn on the wipers yesterday. what about today though? what about today though? chuck is putting together your ♪
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will be easy to control. over 3,500 hospitals nationwide in a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid. only seven percent received five stars. including four of ours. learn more at now at 5:30 we are digging through another batch of hillary clinton e mails just released by the state department. we'll have a live report from capitol hill. police say he was impersonating one of their own when he tried to pull over one of their own. the move that landed a local man in jail. new safety precautions in place after a deadly stretch of
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roadway in d.c. and it's only the beginning. what is being done outside the united medical center. much more on those stories throughout the morning. but first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. it's 5:30 now on a tuesday morning. and we are in for another build-up in heat and humidity today. >> chuck bell has your forecast now. what do you say? >> i say you need to be ready to sweat it out if you're go oing to be spend -- going to be spending time outside. a code orange air alert, so if you're respiratory sensitive you may need to limit your outdoor activities. temperatures are in the upper 60s and low 70s. not too bad just yet. as far as weather slowdowns we have patchy areas of fog this morning. so put a little yellow line out there. slow down a smidgen. nothing to worry about later on this evening. a little bit of fog, upper 70s to near 80s by 9:00 or 10:00. highs at or above 90 degrees in
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nearly every neighborhood. plan on a warm day today. so what to wear today, sunblock and a white dress because all of our lovely ladies are wearing white dresses. >> we often talk to each other ahead of time, but not about what we're wearing to work the next day. that's the -- >> no 2:00 a.m. conference calls going on? >> no. unfortunately, we just all think alike which is a good thing. 95 northbound at the truck scales, the disabled truck is slowing things down a bit. 66 is okay. and north of that on 95 that's no problem as well. 270 at west montgomery avenue, a crash off to the right is shoulder. at the top of the beltway, b.w. parkway, 29 and 95, all looking quite good. back with travel times in ten minutes. >> melissa, thank you. developing this morning, 4,300 e-mails, thousands of pages from hillary clinton public after another document dump from the
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state department last night. tracie potts and her team is going over the documents. she's live on capitol hill with what we're learning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. so what we're learning that sometimes secretary of state hillary clinton got frustrated when show couldn't get what she wanted when she wanted it. there's at least one e-mail where she says just send it already. but what she was talking about was information that had been at least part of -- one versiontion classified. there was some confusion about whether or not they could send it to her via e-mail. in another, she urges the readers to delete after reading. we are seeing e-mails about iran, russia, israel, haiti, cuba and another -- a number of other hot spots around the world. 4,300 e-mails in all. 150 that the state department says are now classified. that's an important distinction to make because as her campaign is going to emphasize at the time, that information was not classified. you can do this online, they can see they're heavily redacted, huge chunks and in some cases
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the whole e-mail other than who sent it and received it have been deleted. >> tracie potts, thank you. and a new report that donald trump can come to loudoun county soon. friends of dt wrote yesterday morning that he plans to go to his golf course in sterling, virginia, on the 16th. but then the website said coming soon. we'll let you know once any kind of visit is confirmed. a teenager is facing jail time after a deadly car surfing stunt in loudoun county. shafin karim will spend a month in jail. his driving license will be suspended for six months. uh- khalid died after he slid off the car. >> we're teenagers, we do stupid things. you never know what can happen.
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you have to learn, you know? the worst could happen. >> the judge told karim this is a weight you'll carry the rest of your life and the family of the victim has filed a civil suit. and several plans to move this confederate statue, outside the red brick courthouse. somebody spray painted black lives matter on the statue two months ago. the county plans to move it to five places right now. now, you can e-mail the county can your choice by september 9th. we are three weeks away from pope francis' visit to washington. to accommodate all the extra communication when he arrives catholic university has put up a new cell tower. the tower will give you a better signal even with everyone else on their phones. it is not just cell phone signals that will be impacted by the pope's visit. you can expect days of traffic and transit congestion.
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he lands at joint base andrews september 22 and will be moving around quite a bit. rolling street closures and a complete list hasn't been released. on september 23rd, he'll deliver mass outside of the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception. if you have a ticket, your best bet for getting to that mass will be metro. >> that's the easiest way, the safest way, most secure way because of the fact that the roads will be closed down. we don't know how far yet. but metro won't be closed. so take the metro. >> metro says you can compare the congestion for the pope's visit to a presidential inauguration. amtrak will add trains while the pontiff is in town and metrobuses will see some detours. a first 4 traffic alert in fairfax county. you will no longer have to take a detour between chantilly and center v centrevil centreville. the project is to help relieve traffic between route 50 and 28
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will be done in december. when it is all done it will be four lanes. right now we are a waiting on the big decision in the deflategate scandal. we'll send you breaking news alerts when it comes down too. we can talk another big story from this case, the sketch of tom brady. this is receiving a much more positive review online. here's the one and the one from a few weeks ago on the left. the last time brady was compared to lurch from the addams family as well as the hunchback of notre dame. also e.t. so i posted these photos on facebook to let you know -- what do you think, an improvement, right? the sketch artist got a lot of flak for her renditions of tom brady. >> trying harder. that's nice. >> there you go. 5:36. believe it or not, ashley madison says memberships are up. you might be surprised at who is joining. for some it's the second day, others the second week, but day, others the second week, but what does that mean for
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more than 80,000 women signed up to the ashley madison website last week despite the recent hack. avid life media the parent company of ashley madison says women sent nearly 3 million
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messages last week. hackers exposed the personal information of more than 35 million users of the site for cheating spouses. an 18-year-old from manassas now facing charges after he apparently tried to pull over an off duty cop. prince william county police say joshua rosene turned on blue flashi flashing lights to pull over a car. that car had an off duty officer behind the wheel. rosene then tried to drive away and the officer followed him and called police. it is 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. we are talking about the return to summer weather. >> that's right. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein live at montgomery blair high school with your school day forecast. hey, tom. >> hey, good morning. under a clear sky here now, it's actually a beautiful morning, montgomery blair high school, right at the intersection of university boulevard and route
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29. colesville road. it's busier now. starting to see some traffic increasing and we have dry pavement all around the this morning under the clear sky. right in silver spring, right around 70 degrees this morning. around the region for the school day, forecast for the day ahead, we will have temperatures by around the bus stop time between 7:00 and 9:00, low to mid 70s. might be a little bit of a patchy fog in the rural areas. for recess time, "a" today. then at dismissal, low 90s. so it will feel like summertime by later this afternoon. melissa, any problems on the road? >> right now, we're looking quite good actually, tom, look at the beltway here, inner and outer loop, everything looking quite good in the four corners area where you are this morning, tom. no problems right now. keep our fingers crossed that things will remain that way. looking at travel times right now, 270 south from germantown
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is on time. 95 north, quantico to beltway only a couple of minutes behind at 27 minutes this morning. 66 inbound from fairfax county parkway to the beltway on time at 11 minutes. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car this morning. >> thanks, melissa. it's an exciting time for a lot of students but it can create anxiety. what to do if your child starts showing signs that they -- as they head back to school. the changes you can expect [ cheers and applause ] a wave of game-day excitement is rolling into dunkin'. taste the new tailgater breakfast sandwich, stacked with smoked sausage, fire-roasted peppers, and onions. america runs on dunkin'.
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townhouses are damaged. no word yet on the cause. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. i have the and melissa has a check on the roads. air quality not too good today. summer muggies have moved in. up to the low 90s later on today. not much chance for a cooling rain shower. >> looks like a pool day. >> i'll be at your pool at 3:00. >> you have to look real hard, you won't find it. 95 northbound here, a little slow here after that earlier crash there 234. looks like that's cleared out of the way. metro, marc, vre, everything on time. >> thank you, melissa. right now d.c. police want to speak with this man. take a look, he's a person of interest in the killing of an a.u. grad. police say 19-year-old andre d dudley is a suspect in a burglary that happened august 12th. this is surveillance video from the robbery. two days later, matthew shlonsky
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was killed outside a metro station. police have made one arrest in the murder, but say dudley is a person of interest in this murder. and six years later, a murder is still unsolved. back in 2009, hylton was visiting some friends. he was there to share the news he had been hired to teach at a d.c. charter school. all of a sudden, someone started shooting in the courtyard and hylton was killed. his older sister said nothing was the same after his murder. >> it is hard to have moments of joy and moments of excitement and celebration in our family. knowing he's not a part of it. >> there is a $25,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for hylton's death. new this morning, if you need to pick someone up from dulles airport there will be a new place to wait. the new cell phone lot opened right now, on rudder road across the street from the airport's
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gas station near the economy lot. the airport says it will give drivers faster access to the terminal. the old cell phone lot was closed to make room for the metro line to dulles. a maryland commission could make the recommendations on how police body cameras should be used. two big questions they're trying to answer -- when should an officer turn off the camera and how will departments store the video? this morning a community is fed up with rising rent prizes. apartment complex managers are forcing them out of takoma park, residents say. >> on july 23, most were given rent increase notices that range from $200 to $639 that we currently are aware of. >> that means rent today will cost some people in the hampshire towers apartments 72% more than last month. news4 spoke to residents at the
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protest in montgomery county last night. we asked the complex owners and they said anyone facing a more than 25% increase has six months to decide to move. they said they agreed to the price hike to pay for building improvements. the building was deteriorating with over 580 code violations and $3.6 million in needed repairs. 5:49. schools in fairfax county start up in less than a week. time to make sure your child has the immunizations he will need to bring the paperwork with him before entering kindergarten or sixth grade or transferring into the school system. now, there are extended hours at five clinics. you can get all this done any time between 10:00 and 6:00 today. college students who regularly smoke are turning to marijuana more than cigarettes. that's the finding of a new study by the university of michigan. they found about 6% of full-time students who smoked pot used pot at least 20 times over the
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course of a month. that is compared to about 5% who said they smoked cigarettes that often. it's the first time in more than 30 years that researchers have seen this trend. well, videos and photos of the prince george's county police officers are going viral. a good thing. take a look here. you might have seen this one already. that is officer alan jones double dutch jump -- jumping rope double dutch. you know what the kids call it. >> double dutch. >> yes. jumping the road. more than 388,000 views on facebook. >> look, he's doing jumping jacks. >> he was at a community church event when the pastor asked him to jump in. >> yeah, my first time ever double dutching. i started with the feet, told me to cross. whatever they told me to do, i did. tried to stay in rhythm. they did a good job of keeping up with me. yeah. so it was fun. >> now, i tried that in my younger days. that was not his first time, i'm
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sorry. >> that's hard to do. >> also online, these photos are getting a lot of likes on the facebook page. that is corporal shea atkinson helping a woman who was a victim of domestic violence. he drove the woman and a daughter, i believe a 1-year-old, to the hotel and paid for her room. >> a lot of times you're waiting to go in. waiting, waiting. you can't get in. as soon as you jump in you get tangled up. >> right. you have to turn in your hip card. you're no longer hip if you can't double dutch. >> or say it. >> do you jump double dutch? >> it's just double dutch. >> just jumping, i think. it's been a while. >> save us. let us know what you call it. i say it's double dutch. >> we're going with double dutch. >> got to be a verb in there somewhere. >> you're double dutching? >> all right. you double dutched? >> anyway, whatever you're going to do outside today, double
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dutching or running around or whatever, you'll be sweating like crazy. summertime weather is back for the first day of september. we'll go back into the 90s once again. we're 72 now. dew points that's the measure of moisture in the atmosphere, when that number gets up close or above 70 degrees that's the oppressive weather that we don't tend to like too much. that's what's coming our way for the next couple of days. a bit of fog outside early this morning in the rural areas. be careful for that. otherwise, a hot and humid day today with barely a breeze to help cool you down. neighborhood temperatures now are in the mid to upper 60s west of i-95. right around low 70s. i-95 towards the bay, getting ready to go out for the morning run, temperatures will be jumping fast. we'll be in the 80s by 10:00 a.m. this morning and by noon, we'll be pushing the 90s degree mark. melissa reminded me it's a good day for going out to the pool, 88 to 92. poolside today if you have the day off. sunny, hot and humid.
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don't forgot your spf. high of 92. 91 today in winchester, very hot day to be outside. planning out your evening a warm and humid evening with temperatures staying in the low 80s. so it is going to be a warm one, but we don't have much in the way of a rain threat. so there's at least some good news. although technically we could use the rain. here's your seven day forecast. four 90s in a row. a little heat wave to get the month of september started. rain chances will peak on friday this week. also a chance for a shower tomorrow. but holiday weekend looks dry. >> sounds good to me. taking a look right now, chopper 4 over the top of the beltway at new hampshire avenue. nice light volume. no problems there at this point this morning. 66, going about 45 miles per hour there through manassas. 95, northbound again through dale city a little slow. both of these things completely typical for this time of the morning so no thing to worry about this morning. branch avenue inbound here, a tiny bit slow.
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otherwise you're moving along nicely. inner and outer loop rolling along well and 270 at montgomery village avenue, a little bit of volume but looking pretty good. see you at 6:01. i was surprised, shocked and happy. surprised, shocked and happy. and i hope that nobody else has to lose their lives. >> that is just one of the happy reactions as a new crosswalk is being installed in front of the new united medical center. it appears to be on the fast track right now. two women have died in recent months after being hit by drivers who didn't stop and help them. yesterday, news4 found crews installing the pedestrian crosswalk outside the united medical center in southeast. one of the women who died there because a physician's assistant at the hospital. >> i think for somebody that was really close to us in the hospital to lose their light, now they're putting a light up. this is a busy intersection. >> two bus stops were moved.
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we are also learning that by the end of the year, there will be a pedestrian activated traffic light at that cross walk. we are talking back to school stress in "news4 your health." parents, we're zeroing in on you. both parents and children have anxiety over the transition, but doctors say how you handle it matters. clinical psychologist donna rockwell says she says the parents struggle with it. >> i think the parents cry way more than the children ever are. at least that's been my experience. >> rockwell says that's okay as long as parents reassure their children, she says making this time of the year fun and being organized are the best ways about it -- best ways to ease the transition to change. the stock has closed out the worst month in years.
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let's see how the first day of september looks, landon dowdy, good morning. >> well, the markets open well in the red after ending august with a thud. futures are starkly lower after china reported the company's manufacturing activity fell at the fastest pace last month. that's driving down asian and european markets today. oil prices are lower today after surging nearly 9% on monday on reports that opec may cut production amid signs of a -- signs of a drop in u.s. crude supplies. but it's the worst monthly loss since may of 2010. september may not provide much releaf it's historically the worst month of the year for stocks. and denny's loves the idea of a peace burger to promote the u.n. peace day later this month. it's supposed to be a combo of the whopper and flame burger, onion, lettuce, bacon, and a fried egg.
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throwing out some names. the slam burger -- >> okay, i'm going with the second one. but it sounds like breakfast to me. thanks. >> i'm sorry, or the whop aslam. >> whop aslam. >> i like that. all of those. i would eat it. i would try it. come on, landon, we'd try it. >> if it's a burger, i'm in. >> thanks so much. well, apple may be getting into the original programming business. insiders say apple executives talking to people in hollywood right now. they're looking to create something that would compete with netflix. an apple representative did not comment on the rumors. new information is putting speed cameras back in the spotlight. but this time it's not a story that drivers want to hear. why montgomery county is being praised for the speed camera program.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> right now on "news4 today," tackle the issue of crime in d.c., one community at a time. how police are trying to's your concerns. as drivers many of you love to hate them, but this morning montgomery county getting a thumbs up for its speed camera program. the group that says they're making you much safer on the roads. but first, the calendar says september, but we are bracing
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for a summer heat wave. the pleasant conditions you're stepping outside to will soon give way to heat and humidity. and air quality concerns. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here now with your weather headlines. good morning, chuck. >> that's right. it's a mild start to your tuesday morning. first of september, meteorological summer ended yesterday. the equinox until the 27th of this month. it's september nonetheless and it will continue to feel like july across the region. your morning planners, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s in the suburbs. mid 80s by 11:00 and low to mid 90s for temperatures this afternoon. sunny, hot and humid. a check on a crash with melissa. >> 16th street at irving. police on the scene there in the columbia heights area. outer loop at eisenhower


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