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deputies. julie carey joins us now live. >> reporter: sheriff stacey kincaid met with an attorney for natasha mckenna's family to offer condolence and explain why she decided to release this video it was earlier this week that the commonwealth's attorney ruled that mckenna's death was a tragic accident, caused by something called excited delirious seft off by her mental illness and struggle with deputies. he ruled no deputies will be criminally charged in connection with the incident. again, it bears repeating, some of what you are about to see may be difficult to watch. natasha mckenna was suffering from severe schizophrenia when she was brought to the jail. because she had assaulted a deputy and created a biohazard in her cells, the sert team was used to get her out and transport her. as matter of policy, they videotape all their work. >> we are going to take you out. >> reporter: mckenna was wary from the beginning. the video shows deputies spend
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more than 15 minutes trying to get mckenna in restraightnts an into a transport chair, repeatedly asking her to comply. >> we are going to use the taser on you. do you understand what that means? >> reporter: a few minutes later, mckenna is tased, four times in all. >> stop resisting. >> taser! taser! >> reporter: soon after the, mckenna goes limp. only after she reaches a sally port and a waiting van does a nurse realize she is not responding. >> we got bad news. >> reporter: in an exclusivity veer with you news4, the sheriff explains why it was important to release the video. >> because there was so much inaccurate information that was being put out and it was important that we were able to show exactly the professionalism as well as the restraint as well as the patience that the deputies demonstrated in trying to get miss mckenna treatment and back to alexandria.
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>> reporter: the sheriff has this message for natasha mckenna's family. >> to send my condolences and to let them know that natasha mckenna did not die in vain and there will be sol something good that comes of this tragedy and that is a better system that's going to be set up in terms of how we treat those suffering from mental illness. >> reporter: the sheriff's department is conducting its own internal affairs investigation but already, the use of tasers has been suspended in the adult detention center. coming up on news4 at 6:00, you will hear from a leading mental health activist in the community who watched this video today and calls it surprising. back to you now, jim. >> julie, thank you. earlier this year, you may recall julie actually traveled with fairfax county leaders down to text as they checked out how they handle mentally ill suspects there. in san antonio, both the police and sheriff's departments have special training on ways to avoid using force. there's also a program that diverts mentally ill offenders into treatment rather than putting them behind bars.
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mental health, of course is a big issue in our special changing minds campaign. you can see her full report four-part series by searching julie carey text in our nbc washington app. well, some rain linger out there but the heavy stuff is gone, we have team coverage with doug and veronica nick ka and already feeling the change a-comin'. the change big time. yesterday, 94 degrees, today, we hit 84 but then we dropped all the way to 74 after this rain moves but some of us didn't see much at all >> exactly. really need the rain, through southern maryland, going to get more, especially south. nothing like what we had earlier. >> exactly right. earlier, talking about very heavy rain into southern maryland, annapolis picking up well over three inches of rain, baltimore, two inches of rain. see that heavy rain moving on out. you live from d.c. back to the west, you saw almost nothing at all. now there is some more back to the west. this is what we are watching coming through over the next few
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hours. you can see it actually enhancing along i-81. i do expect to see a few more showers tonight. still a good idea to take the umbrella with you, but the heaviest rain has moved through. not much going around our region at all, annapolis seeing rain across the chesapeake bay bridge, a flash flood warning in effect until 6:00 for areas around the annapolis region. back to the west, this is where the front is. we have got much cooler air that's trying to make its way our way. tomorrow, we will see temperatures in the mid-80s, but this weekend, got another chance of rain and much cooler weather moving in sunday and into monday. we have got that four coming up in just a bit. >> all right, thanks, doug. have you heard, the pope's going to be visiting d.c.? yes he is. if you haven't heard, now is the time to listen up, live team coverage on the impact on travel, security across our entire region. this will be as big as an inauguration or two or three. and that means major parts of our city will completely shut
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down. let's begin with news4's mark segraves, he is live. >> reporter: that's right. police say think of a fourth of july celebration and a presidential inauguration back to back. that's what secret service and police are planning for and preparing for and while there will be a lot of inconvenience to us and there will be a lot of security, local leaders say it will all be worth it. >> having probably the most popular person in the world visit your city is a good thing. >> reporter: the pope's visit is shaping up to be good thing for local businesses, like hotels that are already seeing an uptick in business. but it's not going to be event for most of us, especially if you want to catch a glimpse of the pope. >> the holy father will leave the white house in the popemobile and proceed in a parade from the white house down 17th street and around the ellipse, constitution avenue, back up 15th street, for an opportunity for all those who
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are so anxious and happy to see him, to have a viewing opportunity. >> reporter: if you plan to go down to the white house to watch the pope he's circles the ellipse in the popemobile, the security gates will open at 4 a.m. and you need to be in place by 10 a.m. when those gates close and of course, you will have to go through heavy security at every event the pope has. >> there will be multiple lay others of screening, including magna tomorrow noters and bag searches at all ven news. >> reporter: now, just weeks away from the pope's visit, there's still some confusion. today, the archdiocese put out -- the archdiocese of washington put out a press release saying if you're coming down to the ellipse for that papal parade, that you won't be allowed to bring any food or drink to that event. but the secret service just homes ago clarified that saying that they will allow you to bring in bottled water. of course the archdiocese is standing by their press release and we are trying to get that figured out four. coming up at 6:00, the secret service has a special warning
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about drones during the papal visit and give the recent ambulance shortages, the mayor responds to what will happen if you call 911 during the pope's visit. jim, back to you. >> all right, we will see you at 6:00. whether you are going to and from work, to and from the nats game, getting around town is also going to be very tricky, as you know, during the pope's visit. today, we learned more about road closures and metro concerns. our team coverage continues now with transportation reporter adam tuss. he is live down at catholic university in northeast. oh, adam? >> reporter: hey, jim. this is what we can tell four sure about the neighborhoods that will be impacted, capitol hill, the white house, the naval observatory and here at brook land are going to be heavy impacted. it is going to be a challenge to get around. permanent and rolling road closures, ddot says it has identified 70 intersections around the city where it will have to deploy traffic control officers to help. and that's some of the easy stuff. when the pope decides to move, roads will have to close. >> we are preparing for large
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crowds, road closures and extensive traffic detours. >> reporter: on metro, big crowds expected to move around with the pope as well. >> many of these events are going to be occurring or overlapping with the traditional rush hour. >> reporter: the orioles and nats also scheduled to play at nats park during this time period. basically, if do you have to move around, be prepared to wait. >> thousands on thousands of people. they are shutting down all these streets. i live in one of these apartments. i don't even know if i will be able to get out. >> reporter: here around catholic university in northeast, the main event being held, an outdoor mass where 25,000 people will show and those are just the ones with tickets. students who live around here know it is going to get busy, but they want to see the pole. >> if i won't be right on the field, hopefully, i will see it through my window or something. >> reporter: even with all that's going on, transportation leaders are stress the city will be open for business. now, coming up at 6:00, we are going to take a closer look at the brook land metro station
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here at catholic university. it is the smallest on the red line and it is going to face a big test that day. jim, back to you. >> thanks, adam. hey, if you don't already have it snout perfect time to download our nbc washington app. we will have an entire section dedicated to the pope visit and everything you need to know to get around. the trial stays here. the trial stays here. the trial stays here. >> protesters chanting outside courthouse, a judge rules that the trials of six police officers charged in freddie gray's death will be staying in baltimore. news4's chris gordon is live in baltimore with reaction to today's big decision. chris? >> reporter: the death of freddie gray in police custody caused rioting in parts of baltimore. today, lawyers for the police officers charged in connection with gray's death asked to have those trials moved out of baltimore, but those requests
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were denied. the trial stays here. the trial says if here. >> reporter: demonstrators reacting to the decision at the courthouse in baltimore. lawyers for the six police officers facing separate trials in connection with the death of freddie gray had argued that they could not get fair trials in baltimore. the autopsy says freddie graze's rough ride in a police transport van that suddenly decelerated play is caused his fatal injuries. >> they did the acts here, it should be here. we as people in the community, we are bright, educated enough to not be biased but go by facts and try this case. >> reporter: lawyers defending the police argued that media coverage of the baltimore riots makes it impossible for them to find fair and impartial jurors. they cited the property that was destroyed, the national guard being called in and the city's $6.4 million settlement of a civil lawsuit with gray's family. >> and so you will certainly have jurors who will equate, for one, the $6.4 million settlement
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with a finding by the city and city officials that these officers committed wrong doing, committed these crimes. >> reporter: judge barry williams says you cannot assume that when citizens of baltimore are placed under oath, they will not tell the truth when asked if they can be fair and impartial. doug colbert is a professor at the university of maryland law school. >> i have enormous faith in the jury system and in the people of baltimore to provide a fair trial, both to the officers and to the prosecution and community. >> reporter: first police trial in connection with the death of freddie gray is scheduled to begin in october. that's the latest from baltimore. wendy, back to you. >> thank you, chris. arlington police are hoping this surveillance image of a car will jog someone's people any a hit and run crash that involved a 2-year-old. it happened in late august at the mcdonald's along columbia pike, not far from south walter reed. ber told that the car hit the 2-year-old, stopped so the
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parents could pull the child out from under the car and then sped off. the child is fine and the vehicle is a four-door silver cadillac. disturbing allegations of sexual abuse against a child coming from a home day care near sterling. coming up, why deputies here in loudoun county think there maybe more victims. plus, an alexandria woman hit and killed and left in the street. now, a witness is speaking only to news4 about how they think the driver trying to get rid of the evidence. it could happen to anyone. a bogus criminal record put on your file. your file. how you can find out what
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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. we need a better deal.
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right now at 5:15, it's one of the worst assignments for police, trying to find out if children were abused inside a day care. that's the job tonight for deputies in loudoun county after the arrest of a man in sterling. here's northern virginia reporter david culver. [ knocking ] >> reporter: no one answered juan rodriguez's door when we knocked. the 52-year-old in jail tonight, charged with sexually abusing a child. >> it's so disgusting to me that somebody would take advantage of a small child. >> reporter: the allegations emerged two weeks ago from his home day care in sterling. the kid's parents called
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deputies immediately after picking their child up. the next day, rodriguez arrested. >> look at physical evidence, look at testimonial evidence, they interviewed anybody involved, you know, around the periphery of anything that could happen there. >> i never thought he would do something like that. >> reporter: this woman sees rodriguez in passion. with young brothers, the accusations make her especially uneasy. >> i feel so sad at the same time, someone would do something like that to a little kid. >> reporter: investigators say when they made the arrest, the unlicensed day care provider in the house with rodriguez was also above the number of children legally permitted. deputies tell us they have been running the day care out of this home since 2000, some 15 years it is for that reason, tonight, they are looking for other possible victims. katherine hoping that's not the case. >> i hope there are no more victims, 'cause the kids that i
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seen are friends with my brothers and they are so young. >> reporter: at 6:00, hear from the neighbor who questions the allegations. in sterling, david culver, news4. virginia's dmv now has a new license plate for members of the sons of confederate veterans. the ones look like this but without the confederate flag. earlier this summer, governor terry mcauliffe said he wanted the plates changed and a federal judge agreed. this move came after a gunman killed nine people at an historically black church in charleston, south carolina. and later, we saw images of the gunman posing with the confederate flag. the federal fund to help people who got sick after the 9/11 attacks is now awarded more than $2 million to victims at the pentagon and in pennsylvania that includes three victims and five first responders at the pentagon. and money for two first responders from flight 93. that site in shanksville. $1.4 billion has been authorized for the program to help people in new york, arlington and shanksville. all awards are expected to be
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finalized in 2017. a brand-new 9/11 memorial was dedicated today in shanksville, pennsylvania, on the site of that flight 93 crash. the crowd braved the rain to mark the opening of the $26 million exhibit. development is almost complete. the only thing left is the tower of voices. that's 93-foot structure with 40 wind chimes, one for every victim of flight 93. officials expect half a million visitors every year. an historic settlement to former slaves is memorialize, washington boulevard at columbia pike was dedicated this morning. the federal government created friedman's village in 1863 on land that was once upped by robert e. lee it had housing, schools a hospital, was intended to be a temporary home for the former slaves to establish themselves. but the bridge is near the area where many of them finally
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settled. adams morgan day will have a more grassroots feel this weekend. homeowners and businesses are banding together to put on the street festival after losing the original sponsor. 18th street and columbia road in northwest will remain open to traffic. this is different from adams morgan days past when the street was closed off. the celebration is this sunday from noon to 6. like most nfl teams, the redskins will take the field this sunday when they take on the miami dolphins but the nfl season kicks off tonight. the defending super bowl champions, the new england patriots, they will host the pittsburgh steelers. the pats have had plenty of drama surrounding their organizations this offseason in regards to deflategate. some players on this redskins roster are looking forward that matchup tonight. others, not so much. >> nah, i ain't really looking the that right now. the whole thing, you already know what is going to be the whole subject to the game is
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going to take away from. only thing i'm going to be looking the the miami dolphins. waiting a long time, waiting since april to finally get the season kicked off. i will be watching the game, a big fan of edelman. i pay attention to him a lot. i will be focused in. >> yeah i will probably, you know, get a chance to watch it. probably just go to my spot, watch a little film of my own and then probably check out the game. excited to be here in the pros, man, couldn't have asked for anything better. >> reporter: now, nfl commissioner roger goodell will not be at the game tonight in new england. he says he doesn't want to be a distraction because of deflategate. from redskins park, i'm jason pugh, news4 sports. the action gets started at 7:30 with a preview show, kickoff, 8:30. if you are looking for "access hollywood" tonight, you will find it and other regular nbc programming over on cozi-tv. after the announcement of laurel hospital close, we heard opposition from everyone from
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local politicians to workers to patients. now, a new group of people are jumping in as well. tracee wilkins, we will have that story coming up on news4. an only family living with the loss of a child after a deadly crash. and now we know
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and that forecast has rain in it for the day today. some of us saw some. reston didn't pick much up at all during the day. the cloud cover, reston town center looking pretty good. the toll road a little bit on the slow side. not too bad. traffic flowing pretty good. downtown today, a little bit in the way of shower activity, it was portions of southern maryland and along the chesapeake that saw the most rain. we actually had a couple of flash flood warnings, one around
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baltimore, annapolis earlier. those were gone. watching this area of rain back towardism-81, back toward the east. i don't expect it to bring much rain to most of the region, but it is something we are going to watch for parts of northern virginia, i think, the next couple of hours. the heaviest rain around annapolis. moving across the bay, continues to move on out. a shower or two sprinkles here and there the next few hours. it is possible. but once again, going to wait for the back edge, the frontal boundary going to continue to the east, may see a few more showers and storms, but the bulk of the heavier rain off to the east, toward the pennsylvania area and it will continue to move on out. take a look at these rainfall totals. they are really incredible. zero rain in winchester, about a tenth in gaithersburg, same thing in d.c., over half an inch in quantico. nearly an inch in culpeper, three art and a quarter, three and a third up toward annapolis, why we had that flash flood warning in place a few streets were shut down because of the very heavy rain that is just
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some monster rain, over three inches of rain, downtown. we saw almost none. so once again, we needed to see the rain, some got it, some did not. we are going to have more chances the next couple of days but not in the next 24 hours or some 78 degrees, the current number. we were up to 94 yesterday. we hit 84 today. we have come down and now we are right back up to that 78-degree mark. still very warm and humid across our region. so, heading out this evening, take an umbrella. 9:00, 73, 73 by 11. heading out once again, take that umbrella with you, however, most of us should stay on the drier side, tomorrow, everybody is dry the humidity gets out of here and we have got a great friday. 85 degrees, leesburg, 86, la plata. 87 down toward fredericksburg. temperatures above average tomorrow, but then below average and well below average toward the weekend, expecting rain on saturday that rain could be heavy at times, maybe a couple of thunderstorms, high temperature 82. only a high of 76, a few showers
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on sunday. so the weekend, a little bit iffy here. we have got much more on that weekend, including the seven-day forecast, at 5:45. >> all right. the parade route is set. >> now at 5:00, the excitement's building for the pope's visit to washington. we have everything you need to know if you want to catch a glimpse of pope francis without getting a ticket. and maybe see if your child's lucky enough to get a handshake, even a kiss. and a bogus criminal record on file. we have learn it had could happen to anyone. the news4 i-team investigates. i'm darcy spencer in alexandria. a man is being called a good samaritan for providing critical information to police in a hit and run investigation. >> the officer told me if i wouldn't have told him anything, they would have never found her. >> i will tell ♪
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samaritan, he told police all about it. court records are shedding new light on what happened after an alexandria woman was killed when she was hit by a dump truck at the intersection of braddock road and commonwealth avenue last week. that driver didn't stop. it took a tip from this good samaritan, andrew stutz, he alerted authorities about something he heard from a construction worker that a woman driving a dump truck not far from the crash scene had what appeared to be organic matter on her tire. blew my mind. i went bapt back ck inside, try forget it then said i have to tell the cops. >> reporter: that's what he did then they began talking to the construction crew at west may sonic interview where the driver went after the crash to get construction gravel loaded on to her truck a construction worker told police she used a shovel to clean matter off the mud flaps
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and undercar raj of the truck and covered it using gravel from a construction site. >> an empty dump truck, she is going to feel something. i could understand maybe the dump truck was full, she wouldn't have felt it, but the dump truck was m she was coming here to get loaded. >> reporter: his information helped police track down the truck and driver, allegedly involved in the crash that took the life of 60-year-old deborah ann bogart. the driver has not been charged. police found the truck in prince george's county and towed it back to alexandria. they are seeking a search warrant to check the wheels, mud flaps and undercarriage for dna. stutz says he is proud that did he what he did. >> the officer told me if i wouldn't have told him anything, they would have never found her. they lost tracks down at the end of the road. >> reporter: woman allegedly said something at that construction site that also raised concerns. i will tell you what that was, comi up in my report on news 4 at 6:00. back to you. >> darcy, thank you. new tonight, at least 30 new ambulances are coming to the streets of d.c., but you won't see them until november. twice this morning, you will
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recall, d.c. fire and ems crews took a baby to the hospital in a fire truck rather than wait for an ambulance. d.c. officials tell us people calling for an ambulance when they don't actually need one is contributing to the shortage. mayor bowser promised to put extra blankses on the streets during peak call times. but that's been a challenge due to break jounce and repairs. d.c. fire officials say the new ambulances will help fill that gap. firefighters say the closing of laurel hospital is going to increase the time it takes to get emergency care for patients. as prince george's county bureau chief, tracee wilkins shows us, some people fear that could put lives at risk. more than 4,000 patients have been transported to laurel hospitals so far this year, according to prince george's county fire and ems. >> we always say that every second counts. >> reporter: that's why the laurel ol volunteer fire chiefs wrote letters complaining about the closure of laurel hospital to the baltimore is up,
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saying -- >> there's all the surrounding hospitals albeit, we know there will be more distance, more transport time and there by keeping that ambulance out of service for a longer period of time. >> reporter: dimensions health care, lower management hospital, announced late july they would be laying off hundreds of workers and closing departments as they prepare to demolish the hospital and open a walk-in patient center with an emergency room but no overnight stays. the close full-service emergency room will be nine-plus miles away. and that's what's worrying people who live and work here. the time and care lost. >> 20 extra minutes, some patients might not have that on an ambulance ride. >> without it, it seems like a safe haven kind of gone. >> reporter: when dimensions health care talked about closing laurel regional hospital they left one important stakeholder out of the conversation.
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coming up on news4 at 6:00, we will explain,contributed to all of this confusion. in laurel, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. pope francis comes to d.c. later this month, one of the highlights is going to be his popemobile parade. the archdiocese just released new details that you will need to know if you want to see him the parade basically is going to happen after the pope's meeting with president obama on wednesday the 23rd. take a look. basically, what's going to happen is after he leaves the white house, the pope is going to make a giant u. his popemobile is going to drive down 15th street. it's gonna come right across, make a turn on constitution and come right back up 17th street. if you plan to head downtown to catch a glimpse, just be aware your going to have to leave early. security gates are going to open at 4 in the morning. security is going to be extremely tight. those gates will close at 10 a.m. a couple things to remember, no outside food or drinks. you can't bring any food or
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drinks from outside there are going to be some concession stands set up inside the checkpoint. also, the parade itself should start around 11 in the morning, but remember, once you're inside there, inside that actual security perimeter, you're going to have to stay there's no leaving and coming back until after the parade is over. look this is a lot to remember. make sure you have our nbc washington app. we have all this information and more to help you get down there and what you can and cannot bring. wendy? >> thank you, chris. we have also learned jumbotrons are going to be set up for his visit to the white house. this is a story we broke in the nbc washington app this morning. knows jumbotrons set up at the northeast section, 15th and constitution avenue and remain up for the rest of the pope's wednesday events. he then heads to st. matthew's and saying mass at the basilica later this afternoon. it is being called domestic terrorism. new details on the attack that brings back memories of the beltway sniper shootings. the father of a murdered virginia journalist joins the
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andy parker says his grief over his daughter's very public murder two weeks ago is raw and n assuming and it is fueling him to call out congress for failing to reduce gun violence. parker came to capitol hill today to speak at a really to reform gun laws. he is joined by virginia leaders and survivors at the mass sea, at virginia tech and sandy hook elementary. parker said most americans agree with common sense gun reforms. >> but too many members of congress remain in the pocket of the gun lobby and that has got to change. >> done nothing as a country since the last major shooting so why should we be surprised when the next one happens? >> mass murders wit government
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defines as four or more occur almost always in gun-free zones. why don't we go after that? >> andy parker's daughter, alison parker, was killed along with her photographer, adam ward, while they were on the air. this happened near roanoke, virginia. the arts are being celebrated today at the white house. 18 people and three organizations were recognized today for their contributions to the arts. among them, author steven king, and academy award-winning actress, sally field. the national medal of arts is the government's highest recognition for entertainers and artists. today's ceremony marked the 50th anniversary for the national endowments for the arts and humanities which selects the recipients each year. a maryland mother wants jail time for the driver who caused a crash that killed her son. find out if she will get justice for sean. plus, child safety seat recalls can be common. recalls can be common. find out why millions of
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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. we need a better deal. austin hall was 17 years old, drunk and driving more than 100 miles an hour when he crashed in olney, maryland, last year, killing 15-year-old sean
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gang love. today, the montgomery county teenager was sentenced to eight years all but 18 months suspended and ordered into custody today. the crash was horrific, hall was going 119 miles an hour on a residential street last august and he collided with a tree. sean was riding in the back seat. thrown from the car, he died two days later. prior to the sentencing, i spoke with sean's parents today who were hoping hall would get jail time to send a message to teenagers that reckless behavior brings repercussion and one act can cause a lifetime of suffering. >> to make sure they see our pain that it didn't just end after the funeral, that it's a constant struggle to get out of bed and just move down to the couch some days. it's a constant struggle just to remember-to-go grocery shopping and just do the "normal" thins of life. >> so, what happens when a child dies suddenly? the gangloffs talk about that
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struggle to go on i will have more on that journey tonight at 6:30. >> what a brave family. we will look forward to that wendy, thank you. what's in your background? we know it is important to check your credit history, but what about your criminal history in the news4 i-team discovered thousands are finding mistakes sometimes by potential employers. tonight, the i-team's tisha compson shows why it might be good idea for you to do some digging into your own past. >> always, this glove got to be like this. >> reporter: myron jones wants his kids to learn from his mistakes. >> i got it. i got it. i got it. >> reporter: on and off the field. >> i went into school as a goal to be a juvenile probation officer because i came from an inner city and a lot of youth lived up to it. >> reporter: he what a few run-ins with police in the past, including a 2010 misdemeanor assault charge but a recent routine fbi background check at a halfway house yes worked
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uncovered a history he cannot move on from. >> car theft. fugitive from justice. armed carjacking. >> reporter: crimes he says he never committed, including carjacking, a violent felony, possibly linked to his name for almost 20 years. >> it hurt. because this is what i want and do it's holding me back. >> reporter: he wonders how many jobs it might have cost him over the years. >> i have had an employer send me down to take a drug test, ready to hire me, once i turned in my background check, i heard nothing else from them. >> i think sa stay is more common than people think. >> reporter: correcting those mick says it on your criminal record can be incredibly frustrating, time con assuming and co -- consuming and costly, especially if you have a lawyer do it. >> people who set up the databases need to set up a better system so when there's a problem, is there a mechanism you can challenge it. >> reporter: the news4 i-team found in the last five years, the fbi has received almost 7,000 challenges to its criminal
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file, with more than half of them resulting in a correction. how hard has this been to fix it? harder than i expected. >> reporter: myron suspects the mistakes resulted from identity theft after someone stole his driver's license years ago. since then, he's been working to clear his name, going from one courthouse to another in three different jurisdictions. >> this can be extremely damaging. >> reporter: he recently turned to d.c.'s public defender service for help when he found the carjacking charge. keshia robinson says their office is often able to help clients file motions to get their criminal records corrected or sealed. >> we serve hundreds of clients every year who come to our doors seeking relief for records that are incorrect, they are inaccurate or been arrested and it was thrown out in court and they thought they didn't have a record. >> man on first, coming to second. >> reporter: myron worried that criminal record would keep him off the field after he was asked to help coach his son's baseball team. something that required a
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background check. >> it feel like i'm stuck with being an armed carjacker. that's how i feel. >> reporter: myron finally did get cleared to coach his son's team and is now carrying around this piece of paper from the court saying there's no record of him as a defendant in a carjacking case. he is hoping it will help until he finally gets to clear his name with the fbi. and the i-team has even more information on how to challenge your criminal history from the public defender service and the fbi. visit our nbc washington app and click on investigations. >> that's scary. >> it's very scary and it can happen to anybody. i mean, i'm going to go and check my record now and you can follow the directions on our website and on the app. frustrating. what a huge problem, too. >> yeah. it was a very big wakeup call for us. it was just not something we had thought about. >> yeah. thanks, tisha. well, it's gop nah be a wet start for the nfl kickoff right here on nbc. new england's getting hammered by some rain. here's vj with a check on the
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forecast for us, up there u.s. open postponed? >> exactly. real issues throughout new england areas of the northeast. it's been pouring up around foxborough. i think the game will go, but boy, going to have to watch that bet field for any early injuries. the rain there heavy stuff through northern new jersey, long island, flash flood warnings, our flash flood warnings we had for areas of east central anne arundel, now expired. meanwhile, throughout the area, seeing some light showers and waiting for some more to move through. there's an area just to our west, areas of lore ray grottoes, waynes bore row, moving east, marksville and batesville the next couple of minutes. i think this will slide just to the east of d.c. into southern maryland, the northern neck, in ex-three house, 8, 9:00, get another wave of rain move through here, all this along a cold front that's been moving through. the reason that we saw those thunderstorms down through southern maryland areas of the northern neck, a little wave of low pressure moving up along
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that front, behind it, temperatures cooling way down. remember yesterday, the heat index, around 100 degrees as we hit temps in the mid-90s. some 10 to almost 20 degrees liter d.c., richmond, up toward state college, around philadelphia, also much cooler today versus yesterday. 78 degrees. sought temperatures go bay weigh down into the low 70s, now, up a little bit, drop back to 70 degrees by 11 p.m. again, rain ending, wrapping up by 11:00. another little wave coming through but not quite as heavy, so it's not going to be impacting roads as much for the evening hours, late evening hours. nice conditions for tomorrow morning, behind the front, low humidity, just going to continue to come down after midnight. a better start to the day tomorrow, from upper 60s to low 70s, even some 50s out there. look at areas like martinsburg, winchester, 59, 58 degrees. so the weather tomorrow will have a low impact on our area, we get more sunshine in here and no storms, just going to be a nice, quiet day. temperatures going up to 86, 87
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degrees from manassas down toward fredericksburg. this is saturday. more rain comes in late morning through the early afternoon hours and that means right now, sunday, well, we even could see isolated showers come through, we have got more rain in the forecast for the weekend. tomorrow, gorgeous, 86 degrees, here is your four-day forecast. 82 expect old saturday. showers there, 76 on sunday, this as we get into next week, sunshine, yes, it is going to be dry, but those temperatures early monday morning, guys, almost fall-like, not quite time to break out the sweaters but down into the 50s, most neighborhoods, early part of next week. >> thanks, vj. well, child car seats ribbon tended to keep your kids safe, but when there's a safety recall, some parents don't get the message fast enough. >> news4 consumer reporter, erika gonzalez, is here now to explain. erika? >> reporter: jim and wendy, the best way to learn about a recalled car seat, reg gist ter with the manufacturer.
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today, safe kids worldwide and national highway traffic safety administration released new findings, six out of ten parents risk not getting a recall notice because they don't register the seat with the manufacturer. last year, more than 6 million graco car seats recalled because the buckles could get stuck. nhtsa says fewer than half of their seats got fixed. brittany williams is a d.c. mom she registered her daughter's car seat, so when it was recalled, she was sent a new one. soon after that they were both involved in a crash. >> she was perfectly fine. >> lots of relief from her. our consumer watch facebook page has a link where you can find out if your child's car seat has an open recall. back to you, jim and wendy. >> all right, erika, thank you. the manhunt continues and fears growing tonight, the community targeted in shootings similar to our sniper attacks we had here. next, find out who is taking matters into their own hands.
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this is scott macfarlane at the u.s. capitol. coming up, the i-team ge
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the search continues tonight for those who were behind at least seven shootings on interstates in the phoenix area. >> in the past 12 days, there have been 11, 11 incidents involving projectiles striking vehicles. seven of those have been confirmed shootings. state police there are calling
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it an act of terrorism. someone targeting n drivers. but they are he is talent to compare this to the washington beltway sniper attacks back in 2002. in this case, a citizen patrol is working along with local law enforcement to look for those who may be pulling the trigger. kevin kennedy has our report. >> reporter: on both sides of i-10 -- >> check out and see what that is. >> reporter: lurking in the shadows, a fully armed -- >> copy. >> reporter: -- fully trained citizen foot patrol unit look and listen for anything suspicious. >> a lot of times, the criminals don't see us coming until we have already got them surrounded. >> reporter: the four-member team are former military, police, bounty hunters, they search for shell casings, suspicious activity and freeway access holes. >> he said that he seen an opening to where somebody could stick a sniper rifle up and just start targeting people on the freeway. >> reporter: aware they are out here, scouring the backside of the freeway that has become a shooting gallery, providing an
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extra layer in a search for what could be a serial shooter. >> we want to get him. both force wants to get them for them. >> reporter: seven shootings so far, no one seriously hurt, lucky or calculated, either way, the risk is high. >> someone is going to lose their life or someone's gone gnat get hurt seriously. >> reporter: so they patrol, determined to make a difference doing what they can, whether it's keeping us safe or maybe just catching a criminal. the video is tough to watch, but it takes uninside a local jail as deputies were transporting a woman who later died. new at 6:00, reaction from a mental health expert about the crisis and the confrontation. a truck driver questioned in a deadly hit and run. what the woman told colleagues moments after the accident that raised red flags. blue my mind, i went back inside. just trying to forget it and then i thought, i got to go tell the cops. tens of thousands of people will soon be in d.c. to see the
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pope. from road closures to the crowds, we will tell you what impact the pope's trip could have on you. >> pope francis will arrive in washington in less than two weeks, tonight, the city is racing to make sure everything's ready. >> adam tuss is looking what the impact the pope's visit might have on your commute. but we begin tonight with mark segraves. he is reporting on the security challenges for an event said to rival any presidential inauguration. mark? >> reporter: jim that's right. mayor bowser described pope francis as the most popular person in the world and we know he draws huge crowds wherever he goes. the secret service says you should plan on tight security both on the ground and in the air. >> no drones. nowhere in the district and no -- nowhere really in the surrounding counties either. >> reporter: the airspace around d.c. won't be the only place where movement is restricted.

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