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students are going to be facing this morning. >> out the door first thing this morning and your weather headlines is going to be a pretty morning. back to summer like school though as temperatures will be back in the 90s today. our sizzling september shows no signs of fading any time soon. there are needed rain drops in the forecast, but they are not coming our way today. it will be a dry one today. leave the umbrellas at home. temperatures only in the upper 60s to low and mid 70s. muggy start this morning. here's the hour by hour planner. 71 at 7:00 a.m. 91 degrees by 1:00 this afternoon. 92 at 5:00. plenty of heat, haze and humidity around. we'll talk about the coming rain chances. for now, let's go over to first 4 traffic and melissa mollet and road closures. >> martin luther king jr. avenue north of malcolm x, we are still shut down because of police activity. a little bit of volume starting
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to build on a tuesday morning. 66 looks good, 95 looks good. northbound 29 at broken land parkway, northbound lane is blocked. north at icc crash on the shoulder now. back in a few. >> angie goff at the live desk with breaking news out of northeast d.c. this happening within the past hour. we are told that a man was shot around 4:20 this morning. this was in the 5200 block in northeast. we are told that the man was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital. also, it was reported that another man wearing a ski mask and armed with a gun was seen leaving the scene. no word as of right now to what a motive was in this shooting. as the search continues for the gunman. we'll continue to keep you posted. aaron? violence in the district this morning, police tell us one
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person is dead and another is in grave condition after an overnight shooting in southwest d.c. this happened before 11:00 p.m. on forrester street not far from south capitol. police tell us this morning no one has been arrested and they're not releasing a motive. now to southeast washington where four people will wake up in a hospital. news4 shows you the early moments of the investigation. this is on martin luther king jr. avenue near mellon street last night about 11:00. the road is closed this morning north of malcolm x avenue. we asked about a possible suspect here, the police didn't have information on that. but they tell us they think all the victims should survive. back to prince george's county now where police will try to find whoever shot a person on ring bill loop in upper marlboro. they say he has a gunshot wound to his chest. k-9 officers helped them canvass the scene this morning. well, everyone is officially back to school in our area starting today students in
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fairfax, spotsylvania counties are getting ready to go to school today. falls church is also back in session. in fairfax county high school starts an hour later at 8:10 a.m. that means buses will roll out during the middle of the morning commute. school buses around the area are sure to cause some slowdowns during your try to -- drive to work. adam tuss is checking things out. good morning, a big day. >> yeah, good morning, eun. you know, this time of the year this is when everyone is back to work. this is when we get back to school and this is when we start to slow down on the roads. let's take a look out the windshield right now, what we have got going on 66 here. 5:00 on the morning and on the left-hand side of your screen, you see traffic on 66 east coming toward the city. yeah, plenty of people out here right now. plenty of people getting back to their routines. you were mentioning the school
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buses. think about this in fairfax county alone, there are 1,600 school buses. that school bus fleet, second in size only to new york city. it's a school bus fleet that's larger than grey hound and it carries over 130,000 students per day. so a lot of people out there right now. of course, a lot of people getting back from their labor day vacations. over the next couple of weeks we could see commutes double or even triple in time this morning. we'll be out and about taking a look at any potential problem spots for you and we'll let you know what we find. back to you. >> thanks, adam. 5:04. more breaking news, news4's kristin wright on the scene of a fire at a building at george washington university. kristin, any evacuations there? >> reporter: that's right. there was a fire this morning at fulbright hall. it's a dormitory i'm told for sophomore students. you can see students here at the front door just now going back into the building after being evacuated at about 3:30 this
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morning. about 250 sophomores live in this building. the fire started we're told just a couple of hours ago. up on the roof. it started up on the roof area. firefighters were able to contain the flames to the roof of the building. we are told this building was just redone a couple of years ago in 2013. they are three-person dormitories. fire again contained to the roof. everybody okay which is a big thing. firefighters told me this morning that everybody is okay. they were able to get everybody out quickly. we talked to a few of the students here who said they heard the fire alarm go off all of a sudden in the middle of the night and they all had to come down the stairs and make sure that everybody got out okay which everybody did. and again, we are not sure about damage just yet. hopefully we'll find it out later this morning. back to you. >> kristin wright, thank you. today local and state leaders are trying to make sure
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the community's needs are taken care of. nearly 40 employees from the regional hospital have already received layoff notices and among them who work at the maternal and child health unit. it will close on october 11. moms to be are expected at a meeting with local and state leaders. today august recess is over and congress is back to work facing a lengthy agenda. republicans appear likely to pass notions disapproving of the nuclear deal with iran. however, the president has enough support to ensure it survives. another problem facing federal workers, a possible government shutdown. coming up, tracie potts will explain. well, you may not be able to enjoy all of the lincoln memorial reflecting pool for a few months. repairs start on the pool today. about 30 feet of the pool will be drained for repairs. work at the world war ii memorial back in 2013 caused some damage to the pool. the walkway between the pool and the world war ii memorial will be closed.
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the project is expected to be complete by next summer. right now, a 4-year-old boy and his dog are recovering after being pulled from a well. the incredible video just coming in of that rescue straight ahead. and get ready to blast the a.c. the heat and humidity are moving the heat and humidity are moving back what did iran's supreme leader get in the nuclear deal? to start with, $100 billion. they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal.
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welcome back. more potentially damaging news this morning for presidential hopeful hillary clinton. according to "the new york times," two more e-mails received by the former secretary of state contained information that was classified. these are e-mails received by her personal server. one was about north korea's nuclear weapons program. the cia has concluded it was top secret information. clinton maintains her e-mails were not marked classified. right now, a 4-year-old boy and his dog recovering after spending most of the night in a well. crews worked for hours to pull that boy out of this 25-foot
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hole. this is in mississippi. the well is only about a foot and a half wide. it took so long because the boy didn't know how to attach himself to a rope that was lowered do up to him. now, both boy and dog are dehydrated but nobody seriously hurt. >> yeah, really. it is 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell for a look at the forecast. good morning, chuck. >> good morning. adam tuss has been talking about all the extra buses going back on the roads. some 1,600 buses in fairfax. how many miles of buses does 1,600 equal? i'll tweet out the answer in a little bit. crank out your math problems. temperatures in the upper 60s to low and mid 70s. walking out to work or school or wherever you're going this morning, walking out the door temperatures in the low 70s. by 8:00 to 10:00, temperatures
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in the low to mid 80s. afternoon highs upper 80s to 90. i see trouble on the icc. >> i was trying to do the math on my phone here. southside new hampshire avenue at the icc, we have a crash. sounds like it's off to the right side of the roadway. it is there with a police response right now. eastbound dale boulevard at clover dale road, eastbound lanes are blocked. because of a car fire. police are on the scene of that one as well. beltway at branch avenue, everything is rolling just fine. northbound 29 there at broken land parkway that's cleared and 95 at the icc crash has cleared out of the way. 270 northbound and southbound looking good. nice and green this morning. back here at 5:21 with a live look at 270. >> we do math on the phones. >> i know. >> i'll be dropping this class. happening today, the dentist accused of killing a beloved lion in africa heads back to
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>> why not? >> because they're my children. i mean, that's just it. they're my kids. no way to stop. that's not -- i mean, that's not even an option. >> now jacob would be 3 years old today. sarah would be 4. their family says if you think you know anything about what happened to the children, call montgomery county police. this morning, the 17-year-old charged in the shooting death of a teen who was walking to school will be arraigned in court. the victim danny centeno miranda was shot many times. he was a sophomore at park view high school in sterling. the juvenile suspect is also from sterling. his name has not been released. two other adult males face related charges. the high school will have increased security and counselors on hand this morning. in a matter of hours, tickets to see pope francis' speech will be available online. officials say 10,000 tickets for the independence mall event in philadelphia will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
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there is a limit of four tickets each. thousands of other tickets will be given out. we know that parishes of large immigrant communities. and that's the latest from the live desk. >> thank you, angie. 5:18 now. the biggest school district in our area starts up again in just a few hours. the first schools in fairfax county opened this morning at 7:30. and it's a little earlier for some students but others are getting the chance to sleep in this year. northern virginia bureau reporter david culver is outside one of the schools in fairfax with more on the big day. >> hi, eun, good morning to you. we're outside one of the schools, folks who come here will get to sleep in a little bit. but fairfax county when you think about it in perspective, this is huge. gradually over the past few weeks we have seen several school districts going back to school. more than 188,000 students right here in fairfax county.
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the largest certainly in our area. tenth largest in the nation when it comes to school jurisdictions. so among the big headlines for students you pointed to it, getting more sleep. at the high school level and secondary level, it's going to be anywhere between 40 and 50 more minutes of sleep. middle schoolers however are going to have to start about 15 minutes earlier for the elementary schoolers, really no change from the past few years. all of these changes though going to cost the school system about $5 million. now coming up at 6:00 we'll have dr. karen garza, the superintendent here from fairfax county. she'll be here at 6:30. we invite you to send your questions, go ahead and tweet me. any questions you may have when it comes to the start of this new school year and of course we'll be here as students start to arrive more rested, we hope. back to you. >> thank you, dad culver. now, today new students to fairfax county will need to bring their shot records to
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school. kindergarten and sixth grade students need to show their records today. if you haven't had your child immunized yet, it's not too late. the county health department extended hours today. we'll put the locations and times for you in the nbc washington app. this morning if you drive past a stopped school bus you'll be fined. the cameras will catch you if you ignore the stop arm. the last two months 38 drivers got warnings as a result of the new technology. >> so important to stop. you can't see the kids going behind the buses. >> people say, i can't see the kids that's when you need to stop. 5:21. important reminders for being on the roads and we need to find out what kind of bus stop forecast we'll have. >> 73 degrees in tenleytown. let's check in with chuck bell with your forecast. >> i know you said you're
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dropping this class about math quizzes. >> i'm out. >> no dropping this class. you get your pencil out and i'll tweet out the answer in a second here. main impact on your day today will be heat and humidity. in abundance. temperatures will be climbing well up into the low 90s again today. so as i have been joking summer vacation is over, but summer itself is hanging on tough. high pressure is in charge of our weather. pumping all the warm air up into new england. in 90s all the way up into new england and south into georgia. there's a lot of unsettled weather in the northwest. if you're flying to chicago or the twin cities, you have weather there. it does plan on making it right here as we get into thursday afternoon and thursday night. rain chances will go up ahead of the front and temperatures most importantly would go down behind the front. for now though at the muggy start, 66 in urbana, maryland. 70 in sterling, virginia. 64 in culpepper.
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66 in bull run and 70 now in falls church. here's skycast 4, what your sky will look like for today. hazy sunshine out there. maybe the occasional cumulus cloud to color up the sky a smidgen. not much of anything in the way of a rain chance. 71 this morning. 89 at noontime. highs will be above 90 degrees so what to wear today, get your sunblock. if you can get away with shorts and short sleeves i would do it. but most folks going back to work and school today. if you have a great back to school picture share with me on twitter and i'll tweet out the answer to the quiz there. sticky today to uncomfortable tomorrow as the humidity really starts to peak across the area. it's never too early to start thinking about the weekend. 93 today. 92 tomorrow with a good chance of shower or thunderstorms tomorrow around. may linger into friday as well. the weekend looks cooler and drier with only a slight shower chance on your sunday. breaking news on first 4
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traffic. >> red line this morning we are right now single-tracking between medical center and van ness. i wanted to pass that along as soon as possible here. 23rd street between "g" and "i" that is open because of the overnight fire. 270 at old hundred road starting to see volume there as you head through hyattstown. eastbound, dale boulevard at cloverdale boulevard, it's still blocked because of the earlier car fire. folks are being directed around that in the other lanes. martin luther king jr. avenue, police are telling us it's still shut down from the overnight shooting investigation. more on the red line troubles in ten minutes. >> thank you. it's 5:23 right now and the minnesota dentist who killed cecil the lion heads back to work today. walter palmer believes he acted legally in killing the lion. he says neither he or any of the members of the hunting party knew that lion had a name or that it was important to zimbabwe. in an interview with an associated press reporter, palmer said he is sorry this has
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affected his colleagues and his family. >> had he known that this lion was the lion of the stature he wouldn't have taken it. that was the level of remorse. the only other level of contrition was just the effect it's had on his clinic and his family and he was very clear that he feels bad about how it disrupted their lives. >> some officials in zimbabwe have called for palmer to be extradited. right now though he's not facing charges. family and friends have a place to visit an illinois police officer who was killed on the job. police in fox lake, illinois, some someone shot and killed lieutenant gliniewicz last week. he was responding to a robbery at the time. here's a look at the funeral procession, it stretched for miles. several hundred officers were there. we now know the reason a
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court in italy dropped amanda knox's murder charges earlier this year. the highest court issued an explanation. it said there was no proof knox and her boyfriend were at the scene of her former roommate's killing eight years ago. she could have faced as much as 28 years in prison. new this morning north and south korea have come to an agreement to reunite families separated in the korean war. that happened more than 60 years. the two countries say they will allow about 100 families who were separated during the war to see each other next month. most who applied to see the relatives are now in the 70s. they wanted to see the loved ones before they died. a big find near stonehenge. more stones. >> makes sense. >> archaeologists in england said they found a hundred more stones buried a few miles from stonehenge. they used a sophisticated radar system to make that discovery. the new stones are each about 15
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feet tall. right now, scientists are working to discover everything they can about the underground area around stonehenge. >> imagine what we could unearth if we had took the time to dig up everything. news4 is getting you ready to go back to school. looking live at the roads this morning which could be a bit packed in a little bit with all the extra drivers, and don't forget about the school buses. adam tuss and melissa mollet are keeping an eye on the roads for you. >> look at the front yard of nbc4 where it is about 73 degrees right now this morning. but how warm will it get where you live? chuck's
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breaking news on the rails right now. red line right now single-tracking between medical center and van ness. that's surely going to slow some things down this morning. 66 at lee highway, no problem there. fairfax one of the school systems headed back to school. franconia parkway, a brand-new crash. prince george's county looking fine right now. remember, we're still closed here martin luther king jr. avenue north of malcolm x southeast. more on the problem on the rails coming up in a couple of minutes. >> thank you, melissa. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. coming up on 5:30 now on this tuesday morning. we are off to another warm start. we'll keep the summer going a little bit longer. >> chuck bell did say to us,
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back to school usually means hot and sticky. true to form here. >> absolutely right. of course i grew up in georgia. it was always hot and humid when we went back to school but it seems like that's always the case and sure enough the summer that didn't have that many 90 degree days until the month of august is piling them up fast and now they're lingering into september. nothing on storm team 4 radar this morning. current temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. so a muggy and mild start. your hometown forecast in gaithersburg, 70 degrees out the door morning. 87 at noontime. highs today will be generally at or above 90 degrees. >> all right, chuck, thank you. well, it's a big day for students and commuters in our area. the biggest district around here, fairfax county, is back in session today. >> that brings thousands of buses back into the morning commute mix. news4's adam tuss life on the roads in manassas with more on this september slowdown. we'll see a lot of people on the roads today.
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>> absolutely, eun. you know, this is a period where things start to get congested out on the roadways. of course, we have people coming back from vacation. we have got schools back in session. let's look out the windshield here. i want you to look on the left side of the screen. this is all the traffic out on 66 that is headed towards the city. we've got buses, we've got cars. we have people out there and you know, we were just ranked once again with the notorious distinction of having the worst congestion in the country. the texas transportation institute which is considered the authority on those matters just ranked us with that distinction again. so of course as everybody gets back into the area over the next couple of weeks you're probably going to notice a big change on the roads. some people say your commute could double in time. maybe even triple in time. so the best bet as we get out here, as the school buses and the kids start mixing with us, as fairfax county buses and with the high school start going an
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hour later, it's to give yourself some more extra time over the next couple of weeks that's the best bet as the traffic patterns start to even out. >> adam, thank you. developing this morning, hundreds of migrants are walking toward budapest, fed up with waiting for buses to take them there. many crossed into hungary overnight from serbia. the prime minister said he wants to speed up construction of a fence on that border. britain and france have both promised to accept another 44,000 refugees. germany said it can accept up to 500,000 per year. >> i feel like somebody has stolen all of my joy from me. >> a grandmother in disbelief. her family torn apart this morning. three young children, delonty jr., elijah and elijah, just 2 years old will spend the rest of their lives without the
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parents. the parents died on an afternoon run to the grocery store. this is a look at the car. their lexus. what happened to it. police say a driver was trying to pass two other cars on kirby road in temple hill and then smashed into delonte and shalala tobe. shalaya's mom says she forgives the driver. >> i know they didn't mean to do this, but speed and reckless driving is what this did to my heart. >> the driver who hit and killed the couple is not seriously hurt. we'll keep checking in with police to see if they file any charges. today we expect kelvin robinson to be sentenced for conspiring to receive and conceal excess campaign contributions. the prosecutors say that businessman jeffrey thompson donated to his campaign in 2010, but hid the donations by sending
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the money through companies. now, prosecutors say that thompson took part in the shadow campaign to elect vincent gray to the mayor's office. kelvin robinson faces up to a year in prison. this morning a man who pleaded guilty to a frightening beating on a metro train will be sentenced. we should warn you this is graphic. it happened about 1:00 a.m. on june 7th. prosecutors say 52-year-old william nelson got into a verbal dispute with two teens and punched one of them. he then punched a man who tried to intervene. he could spend several years in prison. a louisiana national guardsman killed in a helicopter crash will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. the family was tom that army staff sergeant florich was not eligible for burial there because he was not on active
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duty. the cemetery later approved it. to the campaign trail in decision 2016. vice president biden has not decided whether to run for president, but he's sounding to many like a candidate. crowds chanted run joe run as he marched in a labor day parade in pennsylvania. meanwhile, hillary clinton hitting hard on issues expected to rally democrats as she fights the hold on the a lead. >> at the center of what i intend to do is to raise income. that's the defining economic challenge we face. >> the iowa caucus just over five months away now. the latest nbc news/marist poll found in the election were held today, vice president biden would beat donald trump in iowa. clinton would not. today, mike huckabee will attend the with kim liberty rally in grayson, kentucky. police arrested clerk kim davis
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last week after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples which she's required to do by law. today a meeting about your children's safety is happening in silver spring. montgomery county's action committee for transit is talking about their safety on the bus and on their walk to school. danielle is an advocate for the free range kids movement saying that young children should be able to walk alone without a parent nearby. if you want to attend it's at 7:30. well, you can get some relief in the heat this week as spray parks are open in the district. they'll stay open for another week this year because of the high temperatures. parks were supposed to close yesterday but they'll stay open until sunday. of course you can head to the nbc washington app while you're on the go. right now, outrage after new parents say their baby was switched at birth. the video just coming in of the reunion with the newborn.
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weather and traffic on the 1s for you as we start with your back to school forecast. >> let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein
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who is live in fairfax county for us. good morning to you, tom. >> yeah, on the road here with the storm team 4 x 4 at the hay field secondary school. got a crescent moon and venus over the eastern sky now. this is the hay field secondary school, one of those opening up today. first day of school in fairfax county. there are about 1.1 million people in fairfax county. one in every six residents is a public school student. and they'll be many of them at the bus stops this morning. here's your bus stop forecast as we start our first day of school in fairfax county. we'll have kind of muggy conditions. kind of cool now. temperatures here right around 70 degrees. low 70s between 8:00 a.m. it's already up around 75 to as high as 80 degrees by mid-morning. now let's check the roads wither moe traffic around. what's going on, melissa? >> right now, tom, we have a problem here on the red line. we are single tracks between medical center and van ness. so we pushed that out as well
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and we have been watching that on first 4 traffic on twitter. 355 there at old hundred road. do have a crash in that intersection with 109. seeing a bit of a slowdown here. southbound 270 as you approach germantown. down to the beltway, you're fine at 16 minutes on travel times. outer loop, looking quite good. in virginia right now, no major problems. keeping our fingers crossed at 66 inbound. looking good. 95 north quantico to the beltway is okay. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. right now, a texas couple who accused a el salvador hospital of swapping their newborn at birth has been reunited with their infant son. they flew to el salvador so the baby could be born in the native country of the mother. but then a dna test confirmed the boy was not theirs. the doctor who delivered the baby is being investigated for possible connections to human
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trafficking. a family in florida says ata termite extermination seriously injured their son. they were told they could go back home, but started to feel sick within hours. they say their son suffered brain damage and lost control of 90% of his body. they're not sure whether he will ever be the same again. we continue to follow the breaking news after a fire at the george washington university. kristin wright got some dramatic new video there. she'll bring us an update. a major shift in policy when it comes to the catholic church and marriage. and marriage. what pope francis announ
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they keep their nuclear facilities and ballistic missiles. there won't be surprise anytime-anywhere inspections. and after ten years, restrictions are lifted and iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. congress should reject a bad deal. we need a better deal. breaking news at 5:45. one person is dead, at least six other people are in the hospital after a series of shootings while you were asleep. police in prince george's county say someone shot a person in the
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chest in upper marlboro. >> a shoot-out in southeast washington sent as many as four people to the hospital and 10:00. and in southwest one person is dead after a shooting on forrester street not far from south capitol street. first, let's check your weather and traffic headlines. >> i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. another day in the sweat box today with temperatures in the 90s. we'll be dry today, but rain chances are going up before the week ends. more about that coming up at 5:51. two problems as far as issues with traffic. right now, red line is single-tracking between medical center and van ness. just got off the phone with police. 355 shut down at 109 old hundred road both directions closed because of a crash there. more breaking news. a fire forced dozens of gw students to get out of bed and leave their dorm just a couple of hours ago. news4's kristin wright on the campus there. and kristin, not a quiet night for everybody here. everybody okay, right?
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>> reporter: yes. that is the good news. everybody is just fine. the fire started just overnight on the roof area of the building. about 250 students live here at fulbright hall. they had to be evacuated. look at the pictures we have this morning from when students were lined up outside. waiting to get back in, waiting for word of exactly what went on. this is fulbright hall. it's an eight-story dorm. the fire we're told started in the roof area. firefighters were able to contain it to that area. but students are telling us they have been told there's some kind of a water damage as a result of the fire. they had to get out and they're lined up in a line waiting to get back in. waiting to find out exactly what was going on. take a listen here to one of the students we talked to. it's an all sophomore dorm by the way. so this is one of the sophomores caroline telling us what happened. she was asleep when the fire alarms went off. >> the lights were flashing.
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and there was like a voice saying that we had to evacuate the building. then we all left and then we went down the stairs and the police were like screaming for us to move faster. we thought it was a drill, they were being dramatic. >> reporter: now we have the new pictures we just got in. we were able to turn around in the last few seconds here. of the flames you can see them on the top floor of the roof of the eight-story dorm here. you see all the flames there and the students we talked to also told us they weren't sure, there was a drill just yesterday. so they weren't sure if this was a drill too until they saw the reflection of the flames when they came outside. when they were coming downstairs they could see the reflection in the building across the way and they knew, oh, this isn't a drill, this is actually a fire. so which don't know at this point what started the fire. that's the question. right now we can tell you all of the students evacuated this morning they're back in their
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dorms. just went in in the past 20 minutes. that's the very latest, aaron and eun, back to you. >> pretty incredible video there. thank you. it's 5:49. we have breaking news the latest in a series of shootings in the district happened an hour ago. it happened at nanny helen boroughs avenue northeast. one person was shot. the person is expected to survive. this happened with d.c. police on alert. two people were shot in southwest washington. one of the victims died. the other is in grave condition. this happened on forrester street. no one has been arrested and they are not releasing any motive. now to southeast washington where we learned moments ago five men not four will wake up this the hospital after a shooting. news4 showed you the early moments of the investigation along martin luther king jr. avenue last night. the road is closed north of malcolm x avenue.
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we asked police about a possible suspect. they didn't have any information on that but they did tell us they think all of the victims should survive. one person recovering after a shooting overnight in upper marlboro. more on the victim's condition from prince george's county police in our next hour. a man recovering after d.c. police say someone stabbed him right next to howard university. officers tell news4 they found the man conscious and breathing near gresham place and georgia avenue northwest. police didn't share information on a possible suspect. later today, news4 have a chance to ask d.c. leaders about their efforts to reduce crime in the district. muriel bowser and cathy lanier will host a meeting to highlight their efforts to get illegal guns off the streets. this summer bowser administration increased the amount of reward for tips. you can express your thoughts on the d.c. police force. if you like how officers act in your neighborhood, how would you describe the effective policing,
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several forums will be held this week. the first is tonight at allen chapel ame church. 5:51, 73 degrees outside the studios. chuck bell is back this morning. we had a really nice weekend, holiday was okay and now we're back to summer. >> very much so. pencils down, quiz time is over. so 1,600 buses, 40 feet to a bus, how many miles is that? the clock is ticking. young man, you had 30 minutes. >> how many feet are in a mile? >> i can't begin to tackle. >> i luckily the twitter verse is all over it. many correct answers. just over 12 miles of buses. that's how many -- if you put the buses end to end in fairfax county they'd be 12 miles longer. >> second only to new york.
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>> there you have it. that was our quiz early this morning. if you have been following us on twitter thank you very much for your correct answers. >> seven. >> aaron gilchrist -- >> no. detention, one more word detention the rest of the week. mostly clear sky. a couple of fair weather clouds. 73 is the mild start at reagan national airport. summer not on vacation at all. yesterday was a 90 degree day. that's 50 times this year we have been 90 or higher. today will be 51. a muggy morning will turn into the sunny, hot and humid day today. temperatures running ten degrees warmer than average. already in the upper 60s and low 70s. running extra humid. slow your pace down a little bit this morning. temperatures will be above 80 degrees by 10:00. afternoon temperatures will hover in the low to mid 90s. no chance for rain today. you can leave the umbrellas at home. nationals and the mets, 7:05. mets got the nationals last night so the nats need a big win
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tonight. temperatures in the upper 80s at first pitch time. and there will be cooler weather in our area by the later in the week. that weather front up to our north. it's coming our way, probably not going to reach the i-95 corridor until some time during the daylight hours on thursday. out ahead of that it's going to be hot and dry today. with temperatures in the 90s once again. and then for tomorrow, as we go through your future weather here, humid start in the morning and a dry day up to at least lunch time. but tomorrow afternoon, evening shower chances will come back into the picture. and on thursday and friday morning. most of the weekend will be rain free. a slight chance for a shower on your sunday with highs in the low 80s. breaking news on the rails right now. red line again single-tracking at this point this morning between medical center and van ness. also have this big problem we're sending chopper right now this
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morning. 355 at old hundred road, all lanes are blocked on 355. and 66 here, no major problems a little slow and typical here as you head through manassas. eastbound dale boulevard at cloverdale road, still the eastbound lanes are blocked from the earlier car fire. the tow truck is on the scene. prince george's county overall looking quite good, inbound branch avenue slowing a tad. back in ten minutes. see you at 6:01. get down! get down. get down right now. >> a wild scene inside fast food restaurant in prince george's county. a diner recorded this video of police trying to arrest a man inside the mcdonald's in riverdale park last friday. the man was high on pcp. police had to use a stun gun, a baton and pepper spray before they were able to arrest him. a bargain just in time for
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the holidays. cnbc's landon dowdy is here with a new tablet hitting the market. good morning. >> hey, there, aaron, good morning to you. amazon is set to roll out a $50 tablet just in time for the holidays. "wall street journal" reports it has a six inch screen. the fire sells for $99. the company is struggling to gain ground against apple and samsung which have a combined 42% of the u.s. tablet market. amazon has less than 1% of the market. >> while we're talking about new stuff, i hear verizon is going to announce -- a true service -- free service today? >> that's correct. today a free app supporting mobile streaming service. "the new york times" said it's aimed at millennials. the content will include a mix of live shows such as concerts and nfl games, as well as tv shows and original web series. back over to you. >> landon dowdy at cnbc, thanks.
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now to the mystery on the mountain, more than a month after a fire destroyed part of harpers ferry, they haven't figured out a cause. they found money missing from the pub where it began. that money the still unaccounted for. police we spoke to in the area said the fire was suspicious from the beginning. tourism has taken a hit following the fire. >> there's less than 300 people that live here, full-time residents. they depend on people coming here, tourism and all that. when you have that drop off 10, 20, 30% that's a big number to pick up. >> news4 has learned the u.s. senate will consider emergency federal aid will harpers marsh the word suspicious, but called it undetermined. in preparation for the visit by pope francis. schools are taking an initiative to walk with pope francis.
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to follow his example of serving their communities. today at our lady of victory school in northwest washington, students will begin writing their pledges. some students will get to meet the pope when he visits later this month and to share their pledges. now, before his u.s. visit, pope francis is busy reforming the catholic church. this time the pontiff says he is overhauling the church's procedure for marriage annulments. the vatican says the new changes streamline and simplify the process. those changes will be announced later today. tens of thousands of area kids are dragging themselves out of bed. perhaps right about now as they get ready to head back to school. you're looking live at hay field secondary school in the alexandria section of fairfax county. students will be showing up in the next couple of hours. the changes in place for fairfax county public schools this year and the impact their later start
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"news4 today" starts now. >> we've got hundreds of thousands of students here in northern virginia and across our region headed back to school. including right here in fairfax county. i'm david culver. coming up in a live report, we'll look at what things will be a little different this school year. we are also keeping a close eye on the roads for you as we brace for that september
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slowdown as several school districts return and people head back to work after the labor day holiday. the conditions we're seeing right now. but first we are getting ready for another blast of summer weather as the heat and humidity get cranked up in the coming hours. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here with when you'll see some of the changes in our weather. good morning, chuck. >> you've got it, eun. it's a indeed going to be a hot start to the school year for those in fairfax county. summer is still back. back to summer like school conditions as the september sizzle continues. temperatures right now as you mentioned in the upper 60s to low and mid 70s. 66 in gaithersburg right now. planning out your day hour by hour, temperatures near 70 this morning. near 90 at noontime. highs in the low to mid 90s. not much in the way of a rain chance. we'll talk about that in ten minutes. for now, breaking news in first 4 traffic. >> breaking news on red line, si


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