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a 17-year-old tries to break it up and when he does he's attacked. >> his intervention resulted in the fact that one of the dogs turned on him, and him suffering severe injuries landing him in the hospital. >> reporter: police say the victim had a history with the attacking dog. they say last december he was trying to train the dog, that he ended up kicking the dog and the dog ended up biting him. that was last december. >> so do you think that dog remembered that incident from in december and that may have contributed to what happened yesterday? >> that's definitely a possibility. >> i'm pat collins. i'm with channel 4. >> no comment from the people we found at that house today. >> but at one point they did protest the police account of the incident, standing on the lawn with signs that said false story. false story. now there are no charges here. it's not illegal to own a pit
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bull in arlington. so what happened to the dog? i'll tell you all about that coming up at 6:00. jim, back to you. >> we'll see you then, pat collins, thank you. a man is in custody for a deadly shooting onboard a met bus in southeast washington. officers took him into custody. brown shot that individual accidentally when he fired at the bus and that he knows the victim. according to court records, brown had just been released from jail a month before this shooting. >> this gentleman is accused of a crime against what i see public transit and public transit riders and public transit-dependent community. >> police charged brownback in january in a sprit shooting. in that first case he faced assault charges, but prosecutors struck a plea deal for a lesser charge, allowing him to be released in a matter of months
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and the mayor said there should be tougher penalties for violent gun offenders. >> a new report says metro is dealing with fire incidents and more more incidents. they conducted appear -- the review says metro needs better koord nation at the rail control center to make better decisions on the fly particularly when it comes to major smoke incidents and metro lacks proper training to how to operate the ventilation systems. now to a guilty plea for a teenager accused of punching a man and knocking him down an escalator inside a metro station. >> elija smith will be sentenced next month with the assault. >> from prl april and the eastern market station. the pair had an argument leaving a train that continued on to the platform and the escalator. the victim did recover. d.c. mayor bowser says it
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will improve safety in the city. she spoke at a graduation ceremony for 22 people that will join the 911 call center. they're the first new class of hires in more than five years. emergency officials tell us the city had been averaging about 3800 calls per day, but in recent months that number soared to 4400, and they need more people to handle them all. we posted recently, or reported recently on the issues with emergency response in the district in the past, a couple of weeks alone, fire trucks have had to transport babies to the hospital because no ambulances were available. it involved northwest d.c. and that child is okay, but earlier a 5-month-old died after he stopped breathing. the call volume has contributed to the delays in service.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> we always have an eye on any threats that may or may not be out there. >> ramping up preparations for the pope with just days before his visit to go. we have team coverage now and we begin with mark segraves who sat down with the head of the secret service for an interview that you will see only on news 4. mark, the director was pretty candid about some of the threats they are prepared for. >> that's right. joseph clancy spent 27 years as an agent protecting president and popes before becoming director of the agency. this will be the third pope that clancy has protected. he said the pope's visit poses a much bigger challenge than a presidential inauguration, and he said they're ready for anything including some very scary scenarios. >> obviously, lone wolf is a concern as well as any group attack or ied and any of those is a concern. >> the secret service has been planning for pope francis' visit for more than nine months. in addition to possible attacks
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on the pope or the crowds, they're also preparing for demonstrators. >> we are anticipating that there will be some groups both pro and con for the events and we deal with this, washington is very comfortable dealing with these types of groups and chief lennier and the metropolitan police does a great job with this. >> one challenge is when the pope drives around theel ips in the popemobile. >> we're screening people along constitution avenue and there will be check points and there will be areas where they are screened, and there's been a lot of talk about fencing and so on and washingtonians are familiar with that and we do that to provide struck are so we have a good, safe event for the general public. >> reporter: because there are so many different events at different locations, another challenge will be manpower. >> making sure that we have enough personnel and we reached out to our partners to make sure
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we have personnel for the screening facilities and enough people at each of the venues. >> clancy says the fbi has been tracking any possible threats in advance of the pope's arrival. >> we always have an eye on any threats that may be out there. i mentioned that director clancy saying this is the third pope he's involved in protecting. protecting pope francis poses unique challenges because of specific requests the pope has made. how those requests will play out for those trying to get a glimpse of the pope and what it means for his security detail. >> all right. mark segraves, thank you, mark. >> from building a massive stage to rebuilding curbs. crews are working nonstop to create where the pope will give mass to thousands. meagan fitzgerald is live in d.c.. >> crews have been out working since 6:00 a.m. minute are
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monday morning and not only have they been working hard, but they've been working fast. take a look at the progress that they've been making and that roo of is almost complete and that's where they're told the pope will celebrate mass. the crowd that's expected here is one that no pope that's visited the u.s. has seen before. when the holy father is expected to give mass at your church, no detail is too small. that's why crews at the basilica are chipping away old paint and repainting curbs and they're making sure the trees are carefully trimmed and ensuring the altar where pope francis will celebrate mass is perfect. crews have been working on this roof for the last four days. they've also installed risers for the media and this lawn will be filled with 15,000 chairs, an additional 10,000 people will be starnding around the perimeter, but as the caterpillared nal e
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plained when touring the portico with catholic university o fishes, the crowd for the pope's mass will look different. >> in this archdiocese alone, we received 1300 new members of the church and the vast madge or the were in their tickets. >> he said this pope has involved everyone and his unique ability -- he seems to be able to reach people one on one, yes just by the way he acts and i think he's at the heart of a lot of inspiration. >> reporter: not only will the crowd be ready, but the crews who have been working long hours say the east portico will be working, too. >> we're working for god. >> officials here at the basilica tell us that the construction is expected to be complete by sunday.
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those who have tickets will be coming to the mass, we are told they can arrive as early as 10:00 a.m. wednesday morning. coming up at 6:00, we talked about the cardinal about what he thinks the pope will be talking about in his homily when he gives mass. >> he'll have a lot of company down there with you. meagan fitzgerald, thanks so much. nmetro will commemorate the pope's visit with a card sleeve. it has pope francis's picture and the date he's visiting. metro wants riders to use smart cards, and i posted this on my facebook page and they want the cards to be fully loaded with the fare beforehand. hundreds of people are expected and we'll be blocked the traffic and it was post not most poignant moments and search phone photos.
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>> right now the biggest airline led to a ground stop at several major airports. chris lawrence joins us from the live desk with word about the widespread outage. >> yeah, pat. a lot of folks trying to catch an american flight ended up stuck at one of the busiest airports in the country. flights in and out of dallas, chicago and miami were all grounded and the airline started noticing this problem around noon. flights on american and its regional affiliate american eagle were halted and frustrated fras efrjers started tweeting the airline and american did respond, but didn't say what caused the outage. two hours later planes finally got back in the air and we're working to pin down how many were affected. pat? >> you saw the push alert from the nbc washington app earlier today. the federal reserve has chosen to leave interest rates unchanged. chairman janet yellin warned it's too soon to raise rates citing low inflation and uncertainty abroad. the fed could still raise rates when it meets again in october, but experts say it could be more
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like december or early next year. there is historically, no rate would be yes for the rest of the xoo. >> this is describe the peel while, and what happened after he finished his meal that got him in a lot of trouble. >> i'm adam tuss, high above i-66 in northern virginia. pretty sight, isn't it? you want to get around the traffic in the future, though, you'll have to pay for it and the tolls are coming. a laurel family says their 94-year-old mother died from west nile virus. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news 4 how the city is responding. plenty of sunshine today. high temperatures right back into the 80s, but the weather, changing and changing big time just in time for the pope to make his way here. we'll talk about the we
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a loving mother, a good neighbor and navy veteran. that's how family and friends are remembering a woman who could be the latest person in the state to die from west nile virus. tracee wilkins is live in laurel with this story. tracee? >> reporter: she was a mother of four children, a grandmother,
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great-grandmother, had fostered many children, as well, and now she has been laid to rest, and officials are still waiting on the state to confirm her cause of death, but they are also preparing in case it was west nile virus. >> laurel is a small town and the longer you live here. >> she's been here for as long as i can remember. >> reporter: the more people know you. >> i'll certainly miss her pineapple upside down cake. the 94-year-old lived here for most of her life. >> she's a lovable little package, under 5 foot tall. >> she is a world war ii vet who served in the navy. her daughter took her to the medical center where she passed a few days later. the same day her family received test results showing she had contracted the west nile virus. >> she was, you know, elderly and had health issues and so her body couldnd fight it. >> i live in the same
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neighborhood she does. >> reporter: laurel is warning its citizens. >> we are asking all of the residents to take a real hard look at their property to eliminate any sources of stagnant water. >> reporter: as it stands, the maryland department of health and mental hygiene has not confirmed the cause of death, but the city of laurel has partnered for the response of the state. >> the department of agriculture and we'll work with them as far as coordinating a response. >> reporter: because this happened so close to the end of mosquito season, they are now planning on coming out and testing that neighborhood, but they are going to spray it this sunday, coming up on news 4 at 6:00, why some people are saying they won't want their yard sprayed. in laurel, i'm tracee wilkins, back to you in the studio. >> thank you. the defense team for a man accused of three murders plans to blame one the murders on a former sheriff who is now dead pf charles severance is accused of killing three alexandria
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residents over three years. a judge ruled defense attorneys can try to provide evidence that former alexandria sheriff james dunning killed his wife nancy back in 2003. sheriff dunning died in 2012. in about 20 minutes, julie carey will tell us about a second victory in court today. the heated battle over a proposed merger between pepco and exelon is heating up again. d. ch d.c. officials blocked the merger next month. opponents of the merger rallied downtown today. they say the merger is still bad for consumers and urged city officials to oppose any new bid. >> sort of slithering around the district building and other parts of the government are epsilon and other pepco representatives trying to work out some deal. >> across town, former mayor tony williams and a group of business and community leaders argued for the merger and say the merger could lead to cheaper
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rates, more jobs and better reliability. the public service commission will have 30 days to review the case if an appeal is filed. virginia residents can now report power outages through their smartphones. dominion power's new interactive map is compatible with mobile devices. there are also more ways to get information about power failures. you can search by landmarks or intersections. the map lets you track outages with a bookmark. you can also get progress on work to fix the outage. the map updates every 15 minutes and to keep the nbc washington, app hand ney every storm for severe weather and closings of schools, keep that phone with you and keep the app updated. > . >> a visceral response to attack people on their appearance, short, tall, fact, ugly. >> i never attacked him on his looks and believe me, there's
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plenty of subject matter right there. >> you cannot take -- more energy tonight, i like that. >> carly, listen. you've interrupted everyone on the stage, he's not going to interrupt me. >> you should ask him about the policies our president will confront because you better lead the country on the first day. >> one thing we know for sure, he kept us safe. >> mr. trump said he heard mr. bush very clearly and what mr. bush said. i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> how is that for a little political smack talk last night. round two for the republican presidential candidates and many of them came out swinging. the nbc news political team compiled its list of who had the big moments last night and who missed the mark, taking a look at the winners last night, carly fiorina, marco rubio, new jersey governor chris christie and former florida governor jeb bush
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and on the flipside, front-runner donald trump and dr. ben carson and wisconsin governor scott walker and former arkansas governor mark huckabee. major medical organizations are blasting answers to one of last night's topics, vaccines and potential links to autism. donald trump suggested spreading the doses out could impact autism diagnosis. the american academy of pediatrics says a robust body of medical literature has disproven those claims calls it dangerous to public health to suggest otherwise. autism speaks also released a statement reading simply vaccines do not cause autism. valerie irvin is officially ending her bid to fill chris van hollen's seat on capitol hill. the former montgomery council president wrote on facebook that fund-raising is a sign of campaign viability adding that she simply hasn't raised enough.
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irvin served on the council from 2006 to 2014 and several other candidates are seeking the democratic nomination from maryland's eighth congressional district seat and she's running to replace barbara mckull ski. he's pledged another $4.5 million so that the panda program can continue. since his first donation back in 2011, the zoo's female panda mae jeong has given birth to two healthy cubs and the newest cub was born last month. two others died shortly after they were born. for the first time the zoo now has four pandas. skip the wait at the doctor's office. doreen gentzler explains how one family used to travel for hours for special care, but now they stay in their hometown without changing doctors. even the white house press secretary is calling it a traffic nightmare. find out who president obama's
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and now your storm team 4 forecast. another pretty good day across our area today. temperatures in the mid-80s, lots of sunshine and low humidity and not bad out there at all. veronica behind me working on the forecast for the blue bird blues going on. right now across our region, we have sunshine and poor air quality and that's something to think about. 84 degrees right now with the winds out of the south at 9 miles per hour. it is nice. it is warm and 83 in frederick, and 80 in pa tuxet river and we have been dry and we will stay that way. boston all of the way down toward atlanta and not a cloud in the sky, just off the coast and the rain down toward the south, a lot of rain down toward parts of florida and nothing for us. that allows temperatures to cool and they will do so tonight.
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55 in leesburg, 55 in culpeper and 65 in washington, so it will be cool, but it won't be quite as cool as it's been the last couple of nights. hi temperatures tomorrow, plenty of sunshine and 84 in gaithersburg and 86 manassas. if you'll be out and about, and a couple of things as you move on through the day tomorrow and watering the lawn, best to do it in the early evening hours. if you think about washing the car, evening jog? just about perfect for that right around the 7:00, 8:00 hour and now something else going on out at andrews air force base. we have the air show. look at this. the blue angels taking out here. the thunderbirds. sorry. almost messed that one up. the thunderbirds going up. plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 80s and an umbrella. you're not going to see rain, but you will need it for shade. you can take umbrellas for this event and it will be a good one at andrews over the next couple of days. 87 on your friday and 88 on
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saturday and then we see a change and a transition to cooler weather and maybe some cloudy weather. 80 on suspected, but falling temperatures southbound afternoon and monday a high of 77 with a chance for some shower activity. the pope arrives on tuesday and veronica will be back in a couple of minutes with more on the storm system off the coast that can make it for dreary condition just in time for the pope's arrival. >> thanks, doug. >> a scandal over a deadly flaw. how general motors was able to strike a deal. we'll get the update from pete williams. why a bus driver rear ended another driver. find out how this case came to an end. >> what these police officers are doing patrolling the tracks in fairfax county, what every
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here at the live desk we're updating you on a story out of arlington. police have made an arrest on the so-called yawning bank robbery we brought you yesterday. arlington police say they now
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have a person in custody. they think it's the person who robbed the t.d. bank in clairendon. he's being questioned by detectives this afternoon. investigatoris are not releasing his name. the man approached a tell sxe showed a note demanding money and showed a gun. they called him the yawning bank robber because he was caught yawning during the heist. at the news desk, chris lawrence, news 4. >> right now, police in fairfax county are turning their attention to the train tracks. >> this young life was cut short this week. 16-year-old john dereggi died monday when he was hit by a train. he was posing for pictures on the tracks with his girlfriend. she barely escaped. the accident has people and police in communities shaken up. police issued this warning, tracks are for trains and there will be consequences if you are seen walking on tracks. news 4's chris gordon is in burk virginia right now where kids
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are being told to stay off the tracks. chris? >> reporter: we've been here a couple of hours and in that time we've seen an amtrak train go by and an after-school train in lake braddock high school just over there, we saw students crossing the tracks right here and police began a new campaign to stop trespassers on the tracks. >> trespassing after having been warned. >> as these police officers were being briefed, a young man was stopped after taking a short cut across the railroad tracks nearby. >> it is illegal to cross the tracks. he received a warning this time and his name will be entered into the database and he will be ticket if he's caught going over again. >> it's better, and he's looking out for my safety. >> on a daily. daily basis. >> in the future.
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>> probably not. hopefully not. >> not trying to get a trespassing charge. >> reporter: the officers went out on patrol to four dangerous locations like this one near lake braddock high school. students cut across the tracks here to get home or to a local shopping center. the at mattive can be deadly. in the past couple of years there have been fatalities on the tracks in fairfax county. a young woman was killed by a vre train at brooks center station trying to cross the tracks to get to work at target, and just this weekend in maryland, 16-year-old john dereggi, jr., was hit and killed by an amtrak train while taking pictures with his girlfriend and her sister along the tracks. ahead tonight you will hear from a well known fairfax county spees spokesperson who for the first time publicly shares the loss that her family endures
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because a close family friend died along the tracks here in fairfax county. this story is coming up op news 4 at 6:00. pat, back to you. >> chris gordon, thanks, chris. >> general motors agrees to a massive settlement over that faulty ignition switch problem. >> the automaker will pay a $900 million penalty for not disclosing detective parts and in addition, gm will also have an independent federal monitor for the next three years. joining us with more on this huge settlement is nbc news justice correspondent pete williams. pete, this is a safety lapse that resulted in more than a hundred deaths and even more injuries. is anyone facing criminal charges in this? >> no, they're not. of course, that has not gone down well with many of the victims and their families. the 100 or so people who were killed by the switches and the 270 more who were injured, they did want to see somebody from the company hauled off in handcuffs and put in jail, but the federal prosecutor who announced the charges today said
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that he understands that anger. he understands that desire to see people punished, but he says the federal law simply doesn't allow the justice department to bring criminal charges in a case like this for failing to notify federal safety regulators. what the justice department does say here is it lays out in some detail basically what the narrative was here. that gm knew as early as 2005 that there was a problem with the switches and the justice department said it wasn't until 2012 that gm put the two and two together and realized they shut off the air bag and could present a genuine safety hazard and a possible fatal one. gm allowed these cars to be sold in the used car market assuring people that they were safe. that, they said, is the reason for the charges that were filed, but they said they have no choice, they can't file individuals even though they did say they're still investigating and they didn't seem to leave out much prospect and the
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individual and the current or former gm employees would face any jail time. >> this payout is separate from the fund that were set up from the families of victims. >> that's right. that fund has agreed to pay restitution of at least $1 million to all of the victims and their families and separately, gm announced today that it has settled lawsuits with shareholders and others who claim that there were other recall problems that will cost gm at least another half a billion dollars. >> all right. nbc's pete williams. we'll look forward to your report on nbc nightly news. >> thanks pete. >> we are following a developing story now an earthquake and tsunami warning will show you new video of the devastation in chile. >> find out how president obama and obama and a few guests will add to the traffic nightmare during the pope's visit next week. >> and rapper drake is coming to the national mall and we'll tell
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tsunami advisories for hawaii and the coast of california have been canceled, but the death toll is still rising from the 8.3 magnitude earthquake near thill chile. ten people have been killed and that number could climb as emergency cries go through the hardest-hit areas and it's the strongest earthquake reported on earth this year. the coasts have been hit with waves up to 15 feet high and it being comboed out power to residents and dozens of strong aftershocks continue to rattle the country and we'llkeep an eye on developments. right now in cuba, preparations are under way for the papal visit on saturday. today workers started building the platform where pope francis will stand and address a crowd of people next to the havana
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cathedral. he and the vatican were instrumental in the warm ing of diplomatic relations between the u.s. and cuba. the pope will spend four days in cuba before making his way to washington. we've been tracking the potential traffic tie-ups during the pope's visit. white house press secretary josh earnest predicted the traffic would be a mess on wednesday and that's when 15,000 invited guests will be on the white house's south lawn for the pope's welcoming ceremony. now is the time to download our nbc washington app. we'll send you news alerts when street closures are announced. massive changes on one of our most congested roadways. find out when the construction on i-66 will begin and what it means for you if you live inside or outside the beltway. forget waiting patiently in the waiting room and how one family ditched the long commute for instant one
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a painful day in court today for the family of murder victim nancy dunning. charles severance is accused of killing dunning and two other
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well-knownal exandrin ray r residents. now as julie carey reports, defense attorneys won the right to suggest it was dunning's husband, the former sheriff who could have killed her. >> reporter: a significant ruling here today at trial. defense attorneys will be allowed to point the finger of blame at the late alexandria sheriff jim dunning for one of the three murders, the murder of his wife. the dunning family left the courtroom visibly upset after the judge's ruling. this was the dunning family last september outside police headquarters just after charles severance was indicted for the murders of nancy dunning, ron kirby and ruthann ledato. it seemed to mean exoneration for the late sheriff jim dunning. alexandria police had considered him a suspect in his wife's death for years. today the defense made clear they would put a new spotlight on the former cher pif. other if, a 911 call calling his
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wife's death a murder before it was known. the defense team won a second victory in court. they will be able to question their own mental health expert at trial and coming up at 6 clk, his diagnosis of charles severance. i'm julie carey, news 4. if you drive i-66 you know how tough travenlg cffic can be. it's crawling right now. adam tuss is live on i-66 to tell us how a new tolling system would help keep the traffic moving, adam. >> that's right, pat. here's the idea, you put a toll on the road and you discourage people who don't want to pay the poll from using the road. on 66, specifically inside the beltway it could cost $the for a one-way trip. $90 a week. do you think that would discourage some people? >> when you don't have room to expand a road as in the case of
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66 inside the beltway, you have to make better use of it, but is a toll the solution? >> it is clear that that is the best alternative that we have available us to based on the limited resources, yes. >> reporter: state transportation secretary at vdot's northern virginia headquarters said the tolling system would use much the same way as the express lanes on 95. you pay a toll and you're promised a faster trip. right now you can't promise anything when it comes to 66. >> what i would say most of the residents need to understand is they know they have a problem right now. they can't use it. and if something isn't done it will continue to get worse. >> reporter: another major change coming here. the current hov 2 requirement will go to hov 3 by the year 2020. that makes it harder to carpool, but also gives more incentive to carpool, as in the faster trip. transportation leaders say they simply can't wait any longer to make changes here. >> this is no one's idea of a perfect project. it is a project that makes a
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meaningful difference and will move more people through this corridor in the future. >> bottom line, get ready for a different road. >> reporter: now for 66 outside the beltway, there are major plans for big-time construction and road delays. coming up at 6:00, we'll tell you when all of that starts. that's something to look forward to, pat. >> all right. adam tuss, thank you, adam. the pope's visit isn't the only big, vent taking place in d.c. next week. ticketsor sale for landmark music festival on the marshal mall and that happens says and sunday september 26th and 27th at west potomac park. 40 artists will perform on five stages including drake, the strokes, altj. and d.c. rapper and they will preserve the mall. speaking of big festivals and saturday is the annual blue bird festival. noon to 6:00 and we all three will be there.
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>> rain, shine or hot weather and boy, is it going to be hot. tom will be there. >> that's right. >> we'll have the storm team 4 x 4 where you will get a chance to look inside. it's rain or shine and here is the weather we're expecting and 88 the high temperature and it's noon to 6:00, hot and sunny and even a little humid, but again you'll get a chance to look inside the storm team 4 x 4 and everyone gets a kick out of that because that's what's up the road and it will be this upcoming winter. a cooler pattern and you saw this saturday it will be hot and meanwhile, the second half of the weekend and through most of next week we've got all of the blue lines and temperatures will be cooler as this high pressure system and this dome that's been over us and the high kicks off the coast and we get into an easterly wind and we're dealing with a system moving up the coast and warm and dry we've been, but now we have wet weather on tap and boy, do we need it, dry conditions and abnormally dry through a lot of virginia and maryland and at least 50% to 60% of the area,
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but even next weekend, i think we'll start to get into that wet pattern. the forecast, impact forecast for tomorrow still going to be low because we'll have again, plenty of warmth across the area. for air quality it's another code orange day for us and here's a look at the hour by hour forecast, with the temperatures going once again into the upper 80s and we warm very quickly tomorrow under a clear sky. 87 degrees in fredericksburg and mid-80s up around frederick and humidity, you'll notice a touch of it again tomorrow as well as on saturday and 80 degrees for sunday and look at this. get your fall jackets ready and we're in the 70s and umbrella weather for tuesday when the pope is in town and wednesday, as well and could see a few lingering showers and wind and rain and we'll talk more about that pattern and news 4 at 6:00. tonight, replacing the waiting room with the web. >> doreen gentzler has a new look at the way doctors are seeing their patients. >> imagine what it would be like
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to have to drive for hours just to go see your doctor. that's what life is like for a lot of people who live outside the d.c. metro area especially true for sick children who need to see a specialist. the bridge represents more than just traffic head akaches for t delaware family. it's a reminder of the nearly three-hour drive they'd make just to see their doctor. >> it was an entire day trip and it was every three nths. >> that's a lot of school missed and a lot of tolls paid, gas. >> that's because her two daughters, molly and emma both have type 1 diabetes and that requires constant monitoring by a specialist. the problem is there's more farmland than doctors where they live on the eastern shore so they had to drive either to d.c. or to baltimore for care. >> with their juvenile diabetes type 1, none of the endocri endocrinologists here in town could see kids and pediatric
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specialties are something that you basically shave to travel fr when you live here on the shore. >> now the d.c. specialist is coming to them over the computer using what's called telemedicine. >> well, telemedicine is a way to deliver health care remotely. so what that really means is the ability to speak to a person that's maybe -- or a family that may be very, very far away and be able to provide care or medication or consultation through a secure pathway. >> reporter: dr. fran kogan is the director of diabetes services of children's national health system in d.c., but she's also the one treating patients like emma and molly at their local hospital in salisbury. she sees them every two to three months over this computer and seeing and speaking to them on the monitor while reviewing their blood sugar data and information which are all uploaded before the appointment. >> diabetes is suited
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beautifully for telemedicine because most of the visits really is an analysis of data and how to improve blood sugars and of course, with the underlying component of emotional issues which you would also deal with in a telemedicine visit. >> it fascinates me how you can see her clearly and it's like a facetime on a computer screen. >> she's not over here at all and if we didn't have telemedric here at prmc, i wouldn't have gotten such a great doctor to work with. >> reporter: but even dr. kogan agrees it's tough to replace that personal connection when you're seeing your doctor over the internet. >> one of the things that i value is having the relationship with my patients because that's part of the therapeutic alliance. you need to have that relationship. >> you have to, you know, show emotion and concern and compassion on the screen. so you have to use bigger movements. you need to smile and you need to try to relate in some way and it takes a few visits to
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establish that. >> once you get used to it and it's just like a regular doctor's visit. >> doctors tell us this type of care isn't for everyone in every medical case, but it does work well for patients with chronic diseases who need to be monitored regularly. >> the bottom line is making it convenient to get care and the more convenient it is the better that patients will see the doctors will stay healthy. what a smart idea and what a great use of internet technology that's available to us. >> that region is so spread out. doreen, great story. >> a bus driver in big trouble tonight. the problem is he was eating on the job and when he finished the situation got even worse. that story straight ahead and all new at 6:00, a local community comes together to help a student with cerebral palsy. a student with cerebral palsy. see how the
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my favorite. bad news. the johnsonville factory burned down brian. it's terrible. well if you can't serve tasty sausage why are we even a family? i may as well move out. well, if that's what yo... you're right. i'll stay. and tomorrow we're going to help johnsonville rebuild that factory. i'll take dinner in my room, with chocolate milk.
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make pasta tastier with johnsonville italian sausage. we don't make sausage. we make family. and sausage. eating on the job right before a serious crash. tonight there is a new video of a bus driver in albuquerque, new mexico, involved in a personal injury lawsuit. the lawsuit blamed the bus driver for plowing into a line of vehicles in the split second it took for him to stop and set his burrito down while behind the wheel. ryan luby shows us the aftermath and the video that even shocked one attorney. >> reporter: keep behind the yellow line to keep yourself and
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others safe, right? that's the public transportation pant ra in our country and it applies to passengers, but what about the driver? >> that's a good question to ask aboard this bus in albuquerque when driver jeremy perea is seen noshing on a burrito and sipping on a so tda. he's northbound on san mateo, dropping off and picking you will passengers and no trouble, but just moments after these folks get onboard their ride to somewhere ends up going nowhere. >> watch again, and watch the driver. >> oh, my god! >> just as the bus starts picking up speed, perrea, take puts down the remnants of his burrito and doesn't realize the line of cars ahead of him came to a stop again and doesn't realize it until impact. >> here's the thing about this situation. it happened in july of last year
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so why are we seeing this now? one of the people who got hit says they got hurt and just recently filed this personal injury lawsuit against the city. >> that man and his attorney have documentation that correa was texting while driveriing, a wednesday afternoon they learned different. >> he's not even watching. >> that's attorney rachel baronson, after we got a copy from the records request. >> she tried to negotiate a settlement with the city weeks ago, but the offer was just too low. this video could certainly now strengthen the case. >> this is definitely a distracted driver. this is someone who is not paying attention to the road. >> now at 6:00, two big events generating a lot of attention in washington. we are just a few days away now from a visit by the pope. tonight on news 4, the director of the secret service is talking about the challenges of
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protecting pope francis. >> but first, new fallout from last night's republican presidential debate. did donald trump disappoint and who may have stolen the spotlight? we have team coverage and chris lawrence with a look at some of the controversial exchanges between the candidates, but we begin with edward lawrence with reaction from capitol hill. edward? >> isn't this interesting to watch in two candidates and people are talking about both carly fiorina and governor chris christie were very well prepared for the big stage. >> i'm donald trump. >> all eyes were on donald trump, but it was carly fiorina who captivated viewers, pouncing on trump's jab about her face. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> reporter: she then talked policy coming out very strongly against russian president vladimir putin and defunding planned parenthood. >> this is about the character of our nation. while highlighting her career as a ceo. >> think i


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