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severance is charged with three separate killings in the city of alexandria over a ten-year span. excuse me. >> i did -- >> more energy today, i like that. >> mr. trump, we don't need an apprentice in the white house. we have one right now. >> eveready. it's very high energy, donald. >> 11 republicans want to be president. ten of them have one goal, stop donald trump from gaining ground. republicans are increasingly worried that trump could win the party's nomination. last night they launched a full-on attack. trump made plenty of strikes on his own. they spoke on immigration, terrorism, same-sex marriage, and defending personal attacks on each other. donald trump said the following about you, quote, look that face, would anyone vote for that, can you imagine that, the
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face of our next president. mr. trump later said he was talking about your persona. >> you know, it's interesting to me. mr. trump said he heard mr. bush very clearly and what mr. bush said. i think women all over this country heard clearly what mr. trump said. >> i think she's got a beautiful face and i think she's beautiful woman. >> in about ten minutes tracie potts will break it down and some of the takeaways. chuck bell now to find out for us. another summer-like day for us, chuck? >> yes, indeed. another quiet day weather-wise. what you should wear, a lighter jacket this morning, but a lighter one. but short sleeves by later on this afternoon as temperatures will soar once again out of the 50s and 60s this morning. into the 80s by later on this afternoon. sun's up at 6:51.
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temperature, 57 at 7:00. 82 at lunchtime. 86 by 4:00 this afternoon. the real knock on today and what's different the last couple of days, air quality. as a result, each day weed a ad little bit more. for now we're at a code orange. unhealthy for sensitive groups. that's a check on the weather. seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. for now, traffic with melissa. >> good morning. still shut down in the northwest. we just spoke with d.c. police. they say this is still closed. log borrow road and dal carley ya parkway. those repaired happening now here you can see we have roadway. 95 at prince williams parkway,erring is cleared out of that area. outer loop and georgetown
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parkway looking nice and green. right now search teams are hoping for something to develop in their search for your a 6-year-old boy on the utah border. they confirm the boy is the last person still missing after flash flood washed away two cars in the town of hildale. the boy, his mother, siblings, a and cousins were all inside. overnight we learned one was a sheriff's deputy. he worked with the department for 21 years. his wife was with him. she is missing. volunteers and search teams will be be looking for her today. new numbers on the major wildfires burning in northern california. two more people have died in those fires. the state department of fire protection said firefighters pulled bodies from homes in the
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butte fire earlier this week. as for the valley fire north of san francisco, it's now 35% contained. that's a small step toward beading it. it was at 35% yesterday. and right now we are getting in more information about a building collapse in chicago. we have cell phone video this morning. the roof of the building completely collapsed and the walls just buckled. the building was under redevelopment in an area where high-end condos and condos are going up. the fire department at this point saying they're not sure if the collapse has anything to do with that big project. now, the good news is that nobody was hurt in the collapse. there were a few -- hundred, actually, power outages, but nobody was hurt. back to you. >> thank you, kristen. it's coming up on 4:35 right now. >> especially for myself and my
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family. >> that is how james sumpter describes his sister. samantha sumpter was killed in a crash sunday involved in a drinking and driving in spotsylvania. this is a picture of samantha sumpter. a number of people called 911 on sunday to report a car driving dangerously fast. sheriff's deputies were trying to catch up with a car, a volvo. witnesses say the passengers were hanging cartons of beer out of twhe windows and yelling. >> any time you carelessly, c d coward isly take the life of someone so angelic, the means of the law should come their way. they should not be spared.
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>> two men are in the hospital. third man who bailed out of the car has also been located. sources say general motors will pay a $900 million fine. criminal charges would be dismissed if the company complies for three years. prosecutors say the automaker knew about the problem for more than a decade. also happening today, both sides of the pepco epsilon merger will be calling for the leaders. they voted unanimously to reject the merger. commissioners say they didn't prove the merger would benefit you, the public. they're holding a meeting in the northwest to ask the district to reconsider and then this afternoon the opponents are holding a rally to keep epsilon out of d.c. some report that a combined company would be a liability.
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sergeant beau bergdahl will face the military today. was captured by the taliban soon after he left his post and was held for five year. he was eventually released and exchanged for five detainees at guantanamo bay. most will argue his kidnapping was enough. the three men who stopped a terrorist are headed to the white house today. man came out of the balkt room and started firing an assault rifle. the three men alex skarlatos. u.s. air forceman spencer stone and sadler restrained the man before authorities arrived. president obama called the men shortly after to express his gratitude and to invite them to the white house. happening today, a major shift in focus in a prostitution
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investigation involved two federal agents. the details straight ahead. take a look at the temperatures. a lot of you waking up to temperatures in the 50s and 60s. stps. this is 2015. people wake up in a cloud sometimes. chuck has a look at your commuter forecast next. breaking news we told you about at the top of the show. "news4" has confirm thad someone died in that accident on the beltway at indian head highway. we're getting more informa
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new this morning an aide to new york governor andrew cuomo has died. carrie gabay was shot in a crossfire between two gains. governor cuomo saying his aide was the epitome of an outstanding public service. gabay joined cuomo's administration in 2011. he was only 43 years old. so far police have not arrested anyone in the shooting. back to you. happening today, testimony expected in the investigation of federal employees hiring prostitutes overseas. there are at least two u.s. marshals accused of recording the sexual encounters with their government-owned devices.
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alec roderickson is expected to testify. they have had their security clearances suspended penlding the outcome. it is now 4:41. time for "weather & traffic on the 1s". >> chuck, what dow 'do you say? >> i say it's another top down convertible day for most most writs. we had a lot of 40s and 50s. yesterday, a couple of 40s. today, no 40s. temperatures are getting a little milder each morning. 55 in manassas. 55 in front royal, virginia. half-mile visibility in frederick, maryland. no restrictions here in the metro area. bus stop weather, mid to upper 50s. mid-60s by recess. temperatures well into the mid-80s this afternoon. the seven-day forecast and a look on into the weekend in ten
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minutes. for now a check on traffic. melissa? >> good morning. we still have this closure at loughboro road and dalecarlia parkway. now they're handling the road repairs. we do have some closures there. outer loop have some lanes closed. they're going to alternate. prince george's county is nice and green and taking a look up top here, taking a look at b.w. parkway, everything rolling along nicely. 4:43 is your time now. what could have you paying more for i-66. outrage by ♪
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brother's administration gave us barack obama. ten other republicans do anything they can to stop him. 11 republicans got a shot to boost their campaigns in the second gop debate last night, but who came out on top? nbc's tracie potts. a winner? >> i don't know about a clear winner we know donald trump went in on top when it came to the numbers. carly fiorina who was the 11th candidate to get in certainly held her own. she was not afraid to take on donald trump directly. also we heard a lot last night from marco rubio and there was a buzz afterward he had a pretty strong performance. let's talk also about chris christie whose numbers have
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really been declining, enthusiasm was declining but he came out swinging, not to mention jeb bush. this could have been a make-or-break night for him. he mixed it up with trump quite a few times. he got quite a lot of air time. we'll see how that may affect his campaign and funding. >> one of the moments on twitter was carly fiorina's comment on donald trump. >> she gave an answer that really sort of left -- almost sort of left us hanging saying women heard what he had to say. she didn't engage with him. she didn't do a back-and-forth, but certainly there was some reaction to that. in terms of what was going on. i stook an analysis of how many times candidates were mentioned.
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donald trump dominated but behind him, carly fiorina. then on "the tonight show" it started with jimmy fallon wearing a wig. there a . >> there are problems in the world and, believe it or not, some who don't agree with us who might want to cause some mischief. so you have to be prepared to do it in a sensible smart way. not bullying, you know, but with a little more diplomacy. later in the show she took a more serious tone when fallon asked her what defines her campaign. >> but there are problems in the world and there are, believe it or not, people who don't agree with us and might want to cause some mischief. so you do have to be prepared to do it in a sensible smart way, not bullying, but, you know, with a little more diplomacy. >> you can watch more of clinton's interview with fallon on our website. it is 4:48 right now.
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new details this morning. a man caught on camera setting fire to a cvs in baltimore facing jail time after pleading guilty to rioting charges. he pleaded guilty to starting the fire after recent rhyme yachts. carter will pay restitution. right now there's no word on how much. he e'll be sentenced in november. police want your help in finding a man in connection with two sexual assaults in anne arundel county. he approached a woman on his bike and sexually assaulted her. he was carrying a knife. two weeks later another attack. if you have any information police would like to hear from you. it is now 4:49. more changes on i-66 could mean money out of your pocket. today vdot will talk about potential for tolls on the
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interstate. they would be similar to tolls on 495. listen to how that could happen coming up in the next half hour. the metro purple line coming any closer to a reality. they'll talk about possible changes to the line including cost reduction and staff. the public is invited to see this presentation. the meeting is set for 7:00 p.m. at the silver spring civic building. brian quinn's 5- and 6-year-old sons can't take the bus to reston because they live too close but quinn doesn't want them walking either because they don't have a sidewalk along a busy road. >> they could get hit by a car. >> it could take a split second for kids to goof around. >> reporter: fairfax county says they have provided the family with alternative walking routes. they say quinn can provide for
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an exemption for his sons to ride the bus. it takes seven minutes. it cuts through some properties that are school properties, so theoretically safe. the father said he didn't know about that. >> there's a solution but the route they're taking does look pretty dangerous. all right. 4:51. chuck bell is here to tell us more about the summer-like weather. i'm not going to complain. low humidity and sunshine is my kind of weather. >> the same pressure has been sitting on top of us. as a result our air quality is getting lower. it could affect this guy. he's my new number one fan. look at this guy right here. that's sawer and his mom alexander sent me a twitter. she said every time my voice comes on, the kids stop. >> my kids love you since the day you went on tv. >> i have that effect. there's my new number one fan,
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sawyer. if you'd like to share any pictures. not only is he my number one fan but he's a purse thief. he goes around the house and picks up what he needs and carries on with the rest of his day. 66 in washington. southwest wind at 3 miles an hour. the light breeze is a reason for our poor air quality. the very young, very old folks with the heart respiratory issues, take it easy. if you can avoid being outside, you want to do that as well. 55 winchester, 55 in luray, temperatures upper 50s to low and mid-60s. but, again, just like the last couple of days, we will warm up very, very quickly. 80 degrees by noontime. highs today, 82. gaithersburg, 85. after another day of sitting in
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the sunshine, nashville's coming back home once again getting close to the end of the season. first pitch tonight at 7:05 against the marlins. it will actually be a beautiful night for baseball. and if you're already thinking about the weekend, the bluemont fair is coming up. great weather both days. sunday. noticeably cooler and a bit breezy as well. the weather lasts three more days. cooler weather arrives on sunday and clouds come back early next week which could come back for a chance of light rain showers. of course, that's the day that pope francis arrives in town. that's a check of the forecast. now it's time for a check on the roads. >> the beltway looks good. no problems. inner loop and outer loop nice and clear. taking a look at 66. into town, out of town, no roadwork in the way. rb to listen to our friends on
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wtop 103.5. we still have this closure in front of sibley hospital. the water main portion is there but the road has buckled. they're trying to get that fixed as well. a quick look at the beltway, outer loop and inner loop okay. this guy was yawning. details out of arlington. good news for all you uber and lyft users,
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we're following a developing story on the beltway at indian head highway. we've learned in the last 20 minutes someone there has died. megan mcgrath is heading to the scene and we'll tell you more live. and elton john and president putin, we learn it was all a big prank. the search continues for an arlington bank robbery. take a look at the suspect. it happened at a t.d. bank in the middle of the afternoon. he's not a typical bank robber.
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at one point he oned as you see in the photo. that was after implying he had a gun. >> i mean he dropped something and said, you can have it. he didn't look nervous. he looked like he was in a rush to go. >> if you fwhoe this man is, call arlington police. new numbers show the dangerous effect synthetic drugs have on our community. mayor bowser says 79% of cases connected to suspected drugs tested positive for synthetics. they say 4% of ems transports have been related to synthetic drugs as well. you can learn how the government is tackling the synthetic drug problem on the nbc washington app. families who have family members who died in the navy yard shoot having filed a suit.
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they say the company knew about his troubling behavior and did not warn the navy of behave oral risk. the metropol tay washington authority vote yesterday to allow ride sharing services to sit on airport property for pickup but it comes at a price. companies will have to pay a one-time fee of $1,000. there will also be a $4 surcharge for your ride home. uber says that's one of the highest surcharges in the country. >> some people at that point they might prefer to jump in a taxi cab. >> cab drivers say the move will level the playing field at the airport. new changes take effect on november 1st. yikes. a $4 surcharge. >> and a $1,000 charge as well. >> i'll be hopping on the metro. >> there you go.
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>> stay with us. "news4 today" at 578 begins now. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. >> megan mcgrath has just arrived on the scene. what are you learning? >> reporter: that's right. this was a fatal accident, a deadly accident. it involved a tractor trailer and a person on the motorcycle. the fatality was the person on the motorcycle. you can see here some of the wreckage in the wake of the accident here. the track tor trailer actually caught on fire. it was hauling garbage. it caught on fire. a tremendous amount of damage that was done here. you're looking live here at the wheels of the back end of the cab of the trailer. you can see the damage that was done. if you spin around, you can see the pile of garbage that's still here on the scene. we've got crews cleaning it

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