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a stand-up citizen. it's a case that has people down here in indianhead shaking their heads. one day this young man's running for congress. now he's a criminal suspect. japheth newman, he appeared to be on the fast track to success. he graduated in the top of his class at lackey high school. he was a national merit scholar. before he turned 18 he announced he was running for congress. he was on the edge of becoming an eagle scout. and now today a day after his 18th birthday he's a criminal suspect charged as an adult in an attempted home invasion. police say it happened around 3:00 in the morning at a home deep in the woods off billingsley road in the white plains section of the county. they say the homeowner scared off the suspects who were later
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picked up by the cops. japheth newman and two others charged in connection with the crime. >> nobody breaks into a house at 3:00 in the morning without thinking that people are inside. they also brought along the tools to implement the crime. >> reporter: brandon paul and is the mayor of indianhead, and he's the youngest player in the state of maryland. he knows jason newman and he says he's shocked and we'll hear from the mayor coming up at 5:00, now back to you. >> former house speaker dennis hastert will plead guilty in an apparent hush money case. he's accused of lying to the fbi about bank withdrawals. hester planned to give more than $3 million to a man to hide claims of past misconduct. sources tell nbc news that man was a student at a high school where hastert worked and the misconduct was sexual in nature. it's unclear if hastert's plea deal includes jail time. >> a woman from virginia is
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about to face charges on swindling a powerful state senator, but people who donated. scott has the latest from alexandria. >> reporter: lynn miller also known of linda of fairfax executed a bold scheme, making off with hundreds of thousands of dollars from dick saslaw while serving as his campaign treasurer and she helped create an autism organization, the community college consortium of autism and pocketed donated to that cause, hundreds of thousands of dollars more, using the money on home mortgage payments and restaurant meals. the news 4 i team broke the story about lynn miller's indictment a few weeks ago and when she did so, she declined to comment telling us to call her lawyers. when she appeared in court in
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alexandria, she is expected to plead guilty and we might learn about a co-conspirator that's in on this crime. again, she appears on federal court to plead guilty and we'll find out much more about what happened in this scheme when she does. in alexandria, scott macfarlane, news 4. it was back in 2013 officer sean hickman was on routine patrol riding his motor scooter. kevin burno was behind the wheel of a lexus and according to prosecutors and a jury, burno intentionally ran his car into hickman throwing him 15 feet into the air. many will recall the story because there was no ambulance available to take hickman to the hospital. more than two years later, hickman has undergone more than 20 surgeries for complications related to that incident. he walks with a limp, he'll never return to full duty. he told the judge today he doesn't know if one day he'll lose his job or even his leg. the judge sentenced bruno to 15
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years in prison after burno in court lashed out at prosecutors and had to be removed from the courtroom by u.s. marshals. at d.c. superior court, mark segraves, news 4. it's a major shift in u.s. policy after months of analysis and review, president obama will delay the end of america's longest-running war. today he announced he will keep more than 5,000 troops in afghanistan until the end of next year, far more than he initially planned. nbc's edward lawrence is digging into how and why the president made this decision and he'll join us live in about ten minutes. >> we are now hearing directly from virginia's governor about his move to establish tougher gun control measures. terry mcauliffe signed an executive order today. among the controversial moves it outlaws the open carrying of guns in state-owned buildings. state police will be required to trace every gun in virginia.
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it establishes a tip line so you can record gun crimes and the prosecution of gun crimes will also be more aggressive. >> no more excuses. no more politics. no more senseless and preventable deaths while elected leaders play their partisan, petty, political games. it is time to end it. [ applause ] we want to know what you think. do you support virginia's efforts to restrict open carrying of guns in some state buildings? vote on this by texting or calling yes or no to this number, 202-601-3444. we'll bring you initial results later in this newscast. >> in baltimore, the interim police chief says arrest was the last thing he wanted when a group of citizens staged a sit-in at city hall. about 30 people were arrested and charged with trespassing. they were protesting a decision to permanently appoint that
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interim police chief kevin davis to the permanent position. he was assistant chief in prince george's county. the full council will take up the appointment next week. >> and now your storm team 4 forecast. that forecast is getting rather chilly to turn the heat on and get ready to get out the coats and it will get a lot colder. >> look at the rest of town center and plenty of sunshine and bright blue skies and they made their way back into the 60s. reston coming in at 65 degrees and 66 in dulles and 70 over toward manassas. >> beautiful conditions today, and i think we'll have one more day tomorrow of nice weather and temperatures in the 60s and by tonight, we'll see the trough of low pressure and that will bring in not just chilly, but cold air for the weekend and high temperatures both saturday and sunday and in the 50s for the entire eastern seaboard and we're talking about the
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potential for the first frost or freeze of the season. i'll show you how low those numbers go coming up in just a minute. teenagers, a lot of people say they can't get off these phones and they get a bad rap for distracted driving. >> aaa survey show adults may be just as guilty. if you want to get away now you can internationally on southwest. we'll tell you where you have to go first to get to places like cancun, mexico.
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now your storm team 4 forecast. >> so we had lets of sunshine today, folks, this evening you'll probably be walking around with long sleeves on. you're not gng to need a jacket until it gets very late, but if you'll be walking the dog this evening, the temperatures will be dropping down into the
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50s and it will start getting cool. this weekend, cold for several hours in the early part of the day as well as in the evening hours. right now we're 68 degrees inside the beltway and 70 and holding. a nice, comfortable day today with a very light wind and sunshine across the area, but we'll see clouds roll into the area and that's going to be first thing tomorrow from this front right here the storm team is tracking to michigan right now and there is cold air that's loading up behind it and we've got your temperatures for the weekend that, well, you'll have to change out the wardrobe. you'll see what we're talking about in just a moment. >> all right, veronica. >> some major business news. the airline known for cheap fares is expanding to new markets. beginning today, southwest is offering international flights out of its brand new $146 million terminal in houston. there are non-stop flights from houston to ten cities to mexico and central america.
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more overseas flights will be added including a stop in jamaica. from the air to the roads, changing lanes will get easier for some because today is the first day tesla drivers can use the autopilot feature. model s sedans made until september of last year can now steer and park themselves. tesla upgraded the software overnight and cameras and sensors are working together, but the carmakers won't take their hands off the steering wheel just yet and they're still developing the future and tesla says within three years the car should have the ability to self-drive entirely. >> i do not send you into harm's way lightly. way lightly. it's the most solemn decision
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i was about to head to thecheck. bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain. like really rain. [clap of thunder] i did not want to go out. [clap of thunder] but then i was like duh, just use your phone. mobile-deposit-techno-thingy to the rescue. i'm rayna. and i bank human at td bank.
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we're working several developing stories in our newsroom. >> first, the most dramatic testimony yet at the charles severance murder trial from the son of the murder victim. police are looking for this man who dresses as a woman. he's apparently been sneaking into women's restrooms to spy on them. coming up in about 20 minutes, where the most recent incident happened. >> right now two-time nba champ lamar odom is still fighting for his life in a nevada hospital.
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nbc's jay gray has an update on his condition coming up. the young man seen on cell phone video being forcibly detained by d.c. police is telling news 4 his story. >> goolsby is a freshman and today his lawyer made it clear that by all accounts, he is a stand-up citizen. wendy rieger is in the newsroom with the latest. >> pat and chris, jason goolsby ran when a d.c. officer approached him with one hand on his gun and the other holding pepper spray and that's according to goolsby and his lawyer. he said he ran because he feared for his life and he said what happened before his client was tackled and handcuffed by d.c. police in the eastern market area. he said that goolsby and a friend were at an atm and on their way when they spotted a couple with a stroller and that's where everything started to go downhill. let's hear now from jason's attorney and d.c.'s mayor muriel bowser.
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>> he saw that they might need help getting the stroller through the door, so he instinctively went over and held the door open for them. as jason was crossing southeast, suddenly he saw a white police suv driving at a very high rate of speed directly towards him which he perceived was trying to run him over. >> we're really focused on making sure that we can make information available to the public. in any incident where officer misconduct is alleged and that's why i have been so forceful about getting body cameras for all of our patrol officers so there's not a question. >> jason goolsby was later told by police that the woman that he saw and helped at the atm called 911 saying she felt uncomfortable. his lawyer said before this incident, goolsby and his friend had left a volunteer program to help troubled youth. back to you. now to a major change in
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u.s. policy. president obama just announced between 5,000 and 6,000 american troops will remain in afghanistan through the end of next year. that is a lot higher than the initial estimate of only about 1,000 troops. edward lawrence is live at the white house digging into some of the specifics. what are you hearing, eddie? >> good evening, chris. president obama made this decision to avoid the same mistake made in iraq. they say when u.s. troops pulled out that country slipped into chaos. president obama announced more troops are needed to stay longer in afghanistan to keep that country secure, even though the combat mission is over by stabilizing afghanistan, the president says americans will be safer. >> i believe this mission is vital to our national security interests in preventing terrorist attacks against our citizens and our nation. >> reporter: the president reassessed his plan to draw down the number of troops by the end of 2016 because of recent
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taliban advances. this abrupt turnaround keeps our presence at 9800 troops through next year and then drops to 5500 in 2017. >> this modest, but meaningful extension of our presence can make a real difference. it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: he adds the mission remains the same, advise and train with counterterrorism operations. >> the afghan security forces at some point are going to have to step up and take the lead. >> reporter: still, retired army colonel jack jacobs warns, stability could be a balancing act that requires more than the president announced. >> in the end it will take a lot more than 9800 american troops, many of whom support troops that train the afghans and chase after the bad guys. >> president obama opened the door to add more troops in the future if the situation continues to slide. >> and the u.s. will keep bases open all over the country. the conflict in afghanistan has
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been our longest war and this announcement means that it will continue. in washington, at the white house, edward lawrence reporting live, back to you, pat. >> american airlines is saying why a passenger was kicked off a plane on sunday. something that caused other passengers to boo the decision. it happened on a flight headed from phoenix to portland. witnesses say a male flight attendant got angry with a female passenger and ordered her off the plane. >> i look over and this guy -- the flight attendant said i asked you three times to stay right there and i'm, like, oh, my gosh. he comes closer and say i can just kick you off this flight and you can get on the next flight and i asked him what his name was and he said that's none of your business. american airlines is investigating the incident. teenagers distracted while driving, turns out adults may be even worse. a new survey by aaa say adults age 19-39 have texted or sent an
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email while driving compared to drivers that are 16 to 18 years old. the good news from this study, younger teenagers are less likely to do things that distract them from the road. aaa shows they're getting the message. the drive home is going smoother than rockville pike. today they reopened all lanes of the pike at cedar lane. >> the pipe burst on tuesday flooding the busy commuter corridor just north of the national institutes of health. we broke the news on our nbc washington app and we kept you updated with live reports on air. many lanes were closed to traffic through last night. there will be another public meeting tonight giving you a chance to voice your opinion about a proposed plan to add tolls on i-66. the meeting starts at 7:00 at farmwell station mdle school in ashburn. under the proposed plan, i-66
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inside the beltway will be toll lanes. drivers would pay a fee to use it during that time. vdot believes tolls will improve traffic flow along the entire corridor. critics think it's a bad idea. >> a new service coming to d.c. next week could make your uber ride less expensive. it will begin uber pool on thursday. it will let you share your ride and the cost with someone else who happens to be going along the same route. drivers earn more money with less down time and they can pass the savings on to you. if you think you've been chilly out there the last couple of days just you wait, right, doug? >> we're not just talking chilly over the next few days, we're talking cold for this time of year and your saturday and sunday and right now another spectacular afternoon and perfect fall weather across the region and highs today into the mid to upper 60s for the most part and cooler than we were yesterday and coming in at 68
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degrees and winds out of the northwest at 13 miles per hour and plenty of sunshine across the region and everybody in the 60s and manassas coming in at 70. 70 degrees for you and 66 winchester and 69 toward fredericksburg and stanton got up to 71. quite nice. no rain to talk about, and you will not need the umbrellas, but you will likely need the coast. look back to the west and notice another storm system making its way straight out of canada. this storm moving across the great lakes and you can see the cold front coming through chicago, into kansas city and behind this cold front. how about international falls right here? 43 degrees and 59 in minneapolis and that's the kind of cold air we have moving in as we make our way through the next couple of days and tonight, no problems and leesburg, 42 and martinsburg and it will be another cool night and very much like last night you woke up and maybe you'll need a jacket and by
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10:00, 11:00, and your hour by hour forecast tomorrow and look at that shot, beautiful sunshine and across our region and 56 degrees and temperatures will move up to 65, 66 around noon, 1:00 and it may seem higher around 67 and 68 and then the temperatures will go down and 68 by 4:00 and 60 degrees by 8:00 and if you're thinking of heading out by 8:00 it will be a cool night for sure. fall foliage report. yeah, we have areas on the high region just off to the west and it will be a good weekend for that and although it will be chilly and 58 on saturday and 55 for a high on sunday and only 53 on monday. most areas on sunday and monday morning will see the first frost or freeze of the season. we'll have much more on that coming up in just a minute. oscar pistorius is set to be released from prison and we'll tell you where he's going on tuesday and we'll see what the
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victim's parents have to say. this is what doug and d.j., noaa's climate prediction center and how this could be
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first at 4:00. >> d.c. police chief kathy
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linear was honored. they received awards from the washington area women's foundation. doreen gentzler is a big supporter of that group. she invited myself, vance, and eun yang. the chief said it's important for women to inspire other women. she noted 30 years ago she was a teenage dropout, a single mom on welfare. >> it's extra special for me because 30 years ago someone telling my mother that i would get a visionary award -- [ laughter ] >> would have been a stretch even for my mom. >> a lot of people did not know that about chief linear. she wrapped up 25 years with the d.c. police department. the washington area women's foundation supports community groups focused on women and girls right here in our area. it scares parents and realtors alike. ahead, redistricting and the new proposal that could shift kids from some popular high schools.
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plus the warning for shoppers about a man who keeps
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right now at 4:30, we're hearing for the first time from a college freshman forcibly detained by d.c. police. >> jason goolsby and his attorney spoke today saying the 18-year-old held the door for a white woman at an atm and she called police because she felt uncomfortable.
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goolsby was handcuffed after he refused to lie on the ground. after two hours he was released without charges. the city is reviewing the unfortunate incident. out west actor john stamos will be arraigned in a california court tomorrow. today he was charged with driving under the influence. it stems from an arrest back in june. i'm julie carey at the fairfax county courthouse where we heard the most dramatic testimony yet in the murder trial of charles severance. it came from the son of murder victim nancy dunning. the well known realtor's death in december 2003 took place more than a decade before the other two victims were killed. severance is charged with shooting each as they answered their front door. chris dunning testified that he, his mom and dad who was then alexandria sheriff were supposed to meet for lunch, but nancy was late. worried, the men went looking and chris said when he drove by his house and saw the garage
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door open and his mom's car inside he knew something was wrong. said chris, i walked through the itch kitchen and then found my mother in the hallway. i ran over and there was blood on her face. chris call 911. both he and later his dad frantically seeking help, listening to that 911 call brought some in the courtroom to tears, but the two men told the dispatcher ahead at 5:00. in fairfax county, i'm julie carey, news 4. police are warning women in prince william count they there is a peeping tom and he's targeting women in the bathrooms of some stores. >> as megagan fitzgerald report the most recent is in prince george's county and involves a woman with a 5-year-old girl. >> for the most part, many shoppers feel secure when headed for the store. >> shop, clothes, shoes, accessories. >> and the focus tends to be on getting what you need. >> hopefully they have what i'm
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looking for. >> that sunday afternoon gave shoppers something more to think about. >> prince william county police say this man, dressed as a woman entered the woman's bathroom at the potomac mills mall and used a mirror to see the woman in the stahl next to him. police say after she confronts the man, she takes off. investigators obtained these images of the suspect in may. they're from the walmart across the street from the mall. police believe this man did the same thing there. >> it never would have crossed my mind to be a peeping tom. no, that's normally not the focus when heading in to do some shopping, but it's top of mind now since it's happened again. >> i hope we get called soon and people should be able to go to the restroom just for their privacy. megan fitzgerald, news 4. montgomery county public schools are so overcrowded that the school system is considering a new plan that would shift some students out of their neighborhood schools and we'll tell you how it could help wooten, mcgreweder high schools.
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>> given the capacity issues that we have and given the future capacity that we expect, we're studying the possibility of space availability not only in the gaithersburg area and also in the mcgreweder cluster and the wooten clufter. >> reaction to the now montgomery county public school plan and how parents can have input into how the decision is made and which students will be required to switch schools. back to you. vice president joe biden says attacks against women are some of the most heinous forms of violence. mr. biden delivered ret marksth marking domestic awareness month. senator biden introduced the violence against women act and incidents have dropped dramatically, but the vice president says it is still a very serious problem in our society. eyes are also on the vice
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president for another reason, looking for any answers about whether he'll jump into the presidential race. some of his own supportes are starting to wonder if he will especially after he skipped the first democratic debate this week. sources say close to the vice president say a decision is likely coming soon. >> i'm confident that there will not only be the money and staff to compete in the early states. >> the next democratic debate takes place november 14th in iowa. one person expected to be at that democratic debate is senator bernie sanders. today we found out he can dance -- sort of. he appeared on the "ellen" show and it aired before this newscast. sanders talked about that debate and he talked about hillary clinton and donald trump. he also answered a series of personal questions for a good cause. every response raised $1,000 for breast cancer research.
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>> who has better hair, you or donald trump. >> oh, that goes without saying. >> yeah. i agree. who is your favorite member of one direction? >> i think maybe harry. >> boxers or briefs? >> briefs. >> what was your favorite -- what is your favorite swear word. >> can't say it. >> you can watch senator bernie sanders' whole appearance on the nbc washington app. open it up and search bernie on willen. are you ready for some football? of course. come on, it's hard not to be when you get this cool, autumn air especially when it comes in early. i want to know if you like the fact that we're talking about a cool weekend coming up, reach out to me on twitter or facebook. take a look at your evening forecast, 7:00, 10:00, nice football weather. 62 degrees under a clear sky. it gets cool by 10:00 and
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mid-50s in a few locations and by morning, look at this, 43, frederick and right around reston, falls church, and fairfax. 43 tomorrow morning and upper 40s to low 50s under a mostly clear sky early in the day, but again, stepping forward. we have a front that moves through tomorrow and behind that the coldest air of the season moves in and it will not just be for a day or so, but i think for several days, sunday, monday, tuesday, early part of next week and it stays below average. and we'll take a look at that and your extended forecast with the hard numbers coming up in a few minutes. >> hey, if you like to shop you'll be interested in the largest rummage sale on the east coast. it happens this weekend in leesburg features a lot of rare and unusual items displayed in a series of tents and buildings.
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it's run by loudoun hospital to benefit the hospital and nursing scholarships. >> we have furniture, we have a whole barn full of sporting goods and equipment. we have another barn with toys. the fourth barn that will have holiday barn with christmas trees and halloween, thanksgiving items. >> the rummage sale runs from 9:00 to 3:00 on saturday and sunday. it's free except for saturday's early bird shopping from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and there will be a silent auction running from saturday at 9:00 until 9:00 ask to see some of what's going up for bid, go on the washington app, and search rummage. >> if you're used to swiping your card at target, get ready for a new move. now you'll have to dip and punch. >> hear what the company is blaming its slow growth on and
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target is revamping its store credit and debit cards all in an effort to protect you. keel an eye on your mailbox. the retailer is sending out millions of new red cards and those cards will contain a chip and you'll have to enter a pin number not just your signature to complete a transaction. target says this additional layer of security will make it more difficult for someone to use your card if it's lost or stolen. new credit cards are having
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a big impact on netflix and not in a good way. the company adding 4 million subscribers last quarter fewer than expected and some customers' accounts were automatically canceled because the company couldn't charge their credit cards they replaced the magnetic strip with the chip technology and new numbers to go along with them. people do want content on demand. after a year behind bars oscar pistorius is getting out of prison. we'll tell you where he's headed next. a junior high school football team had his entire season cancel. season cancel.
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i was about to head to thecheck. bank, but out of nowhere it just started to rain.
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like really rain. [clap of thunder] i did not want to go out. [clap of thunder] but then i was like duh, just use your phone. mobile-deposit-techno-thingy to the rescue. i'm rayna. and i bank human at td bank.
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we are working on several newsroom right now. a d.c. man is sentenced to prison for striking a man causing him to lose the use of his lower leg. bikers will have to learn how to share the road on university boulevard. a controversial new bike lane willlit will take away some oe road space. another important moment in the very young life of the panda cub at the national zoo. bei bei is opening his eyes. the zoo's nearly 2-month-old cub is getting more active and rambunctious these days. the little guy now weighs 6.38 ounces.
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>> and now your storm team 4 forecast. >> he's opening his eyes and maybe your eyes are still a little shut and maybe you're still doing sneezing and still the mold spore count remains high and over the next 24 hours and that is the count and some seeing the ragweed count for today and tomorrow we'll get maybe a few sprinkles and a little bit of rain and not enough to help things out with that mold spore count. in fact, any time we get the moisture in here that just adds to that count being higher. and the evening temperature being 68 degrees right now and we'll see the temps drop to the upper 60s to low 50s and by 11:00 p.m., 57 degrees and it will be quite cool by 11:00 p.m. by tomorrow morning and high clouds at first and then some mid-level clouds that again could produce a sprinkle or light shower and we start out tomorrow in the 40s in a lot of neighborhoods about 50 to 52 degrees right inside the beltway and getting you out the door tomorrow morning and the
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sunglasses. you're.going toe need the umbrella because we'll talk about light rain and again, the long pants as well as a jacket, a nice, warm jacket in order for tomorrow morning. at the bus stop, the kids, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 and there's your clouds and keeping it dry right now but around 54, 56 degrees by 9:00 in the morning and make sure the kiddos are prepared for that and the weekend, you'll need to get prepared for a light jacket or light coat. look at the temperature. it goes up to 67 degrees and we hit our high tomorrow around 7:00 and the temperatures come down until 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon and once the front moves through it will get breezy across the area and check out the temperature. 67 degrees around fredericksburg and kull pepper and stafford. the front, with breezy conditions for your afternoon. if you're going out to the game tomorrow evening for friday night lights. 59 degrees by 7:00 and chilly conditions, 52 by 10:00 and nothing like what we'll deal
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with this weekend from 58 degrees and a high temperature on saturday starting out in the 30s sunday with the possibility of some freeze and frost just west of d.c. this is going to be the first time that we'll be seeing some of the frost and freeze and our coolest temperature of the year so far coming up and a look at your four-day forecast and low 50s for the early part of next week and as far as the forecast goes, and maybe we'll hit the temperatures next week. they just put that out today. >> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration released its winder forecast today and it is a very strong el nino happening in the pacific. nbc's chris clackum has more on that. >> federal forecasters are giving the drought-stricken western u.s. reason to be cautiously optimistic. noaa is predicting above-average precipitation for the entire southern tier of the country to include dried-out southern
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california. >> any snowfall and rainfall will be beneficial to california. >> they point to the el nino weather pattern that's creating a warmer than normal pacific ocean, an el nino that could be the strongest on the record, but say even that is unlikely to erase years of drought. >> it's going to take several years, in fact, most likely for the drought to be completely erased in california and the west. >> and expressed concern that drenching rains could be too much, too quick of a good thing for an area prone to mudslides and where hills are bare from raging wildfires. any heavy rainfall that might occur this winter in southern california and other parts of the west could increase the likely head of threatening and damaging mud slides and flash flooding. >> also predicting the wetter cooler winter in the northeast and along the east coast is southern new england. while it will be warmer than usual around the rockies and northern tier states, all of which adds up to a far from
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normal winter for the entire country. chris clackum, nbc news. >> noaa does think that we will have slightly warmer conditions here for the winter and slightly wetter conditions, too. >> storm team 4 will have our very own winter particular and we'll take a look at a few other factors and i don't think we took it into consideration here and we'll talk more about that coming up in the next couple of weeks. thanks, doug. first at 4:00, a maryland woman was indicted today in the murder of her husband and the crime happened in the middle of a busy road. police say araceli alvarez ran over her husband in august on washington boulevard. the two had been arguing when alvarez mendoza's husband tried to get away from her and right now she's being held without bond. john stamos is charged with driving under the influence. it stems from his arrest in june captured by tmz after police saw
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him driving erratically in beverly hills. stamos later checked into rehab and he's facing up to six months in jail if convicted. he stars in the sitcom "grant fathered" and he's best known for the '80s show "full house". he's a good inmate and because of that, oscar pistorius will be placed under house arrest. a parole board approved the transfer this morning and it is scheduled to happen on tuesday. the olympic runner has served one year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter for the shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. an attorney for steenkamp's parents say the parole board's decision isn't going to change anything in their lives so it makes no difference to them. right now basketball champion and reality star lamar odom remains in critical condition at a vegas hospital. odom hasn't improved since being found unconscious two days ago at a brothel. his ex-wife khloe kardashian is
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by his side. we just posted a link on the nbc washington app for a deeper look at the heartbreaks in odom's life. just search lamar odom. jay gray will have an update in the investigation coming up in ten minutes. we have some breaking news from the live desk. canada's former ambassador to iran who helped hide six american diplomats in 1979 has died. ken taylor was a key player in the plan to help those americans escape. he housed them at his home in tehran and the whole ordeal was depicted in the 2012 film "ar "argo." in an interview in 2013 taylor said there was never any hesitation on his part to help the americans escape. taylor passed away in a new york hospital at the age of 81. back to you. threats of violence have brought one team's football season to an early end in pennsylvania. someone left bullets outside the stadium in mount pleasant with
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the name of league officials written on them. there are five schools in the league on pennsylvania. earlier the league was canceled because of the fighting amongst parents. students and school officials are disappointed that the season has come to a close. 1,000 ticketless passengers attempted to board a flight in attempted to board a flight in texas causing commotion in a
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some unwelcome travelers try to board an american airlines flight in texas. the pilots at a queen bee flew into the jet's wing on wednesday as that plane was waiting to take off from dallas-ft. worth. well, about 1,000 bees followed her in. these photos were posted on social media showing passengers looking out the window while bee experts worked to remove the insects. we just told you that basketball star lamar odom, now we've discovered sheriff's deputies failed to find any illegal drugs in his room at that brothel. >> and nbc's jay gray has been talking to someone who was with odom on the day that he was found. >> reporter: inside sunrise
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hospital right now, sources close to the former nba and reality tv star tell e! news that lamar odom is in a coma breathing with the help of a ventilator, that doctors found drugs in his system and that he suffered brain damage after what's described in at least one stroke. >> he was a really great guy to talk to. >> t.j., a manager at the branch says she spent hours talking to odom when he would come to relax there. >> he was coming to relax and get away from the spotlight for a while. >> that all changed dramatically tuesday. >> he's not breathing. >> when odom was found unconscious inside this v.i.p. suite and employees called 911. >> he's got blood coming out of his nose and white stuff coming out of his mouth and we can't get him to wake up. this new video from tmz shows odom being transferred by ambulance. there's been no change in his condition. his estranged wife khloe
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kardashian remains at his side. support is pouring in from former teammates and friends and the #prarsforlamar are-0 trding for him sial media. >> we've all been praying. my tughts are with him and my tughts are with his family and hez a strong guy. he's been through a lot and he can get through this, too. >> reporter: a former champion now in a fight r his life. jay gray, vegas. news 4 at 5:00 starts now with jim and wendy. >> rid now, startled, fearing for his life. >> i didn't want to die. >> the teenager at the center of a confrontation with.c. pole explains why he was not resisting. >> aajor school district considers a plan to shift some studentsoutmi be
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cted. >>um pin patch protest, w a lives matter sn set off roe braliz they a volueer. goolsbth yog man tackd by pi the videohere that's now gone viral. >>hvideotrigged a soci media campaign calling for jusce dath lls gog louder and we went right to may and police chi to get their 4 derrick ward where ti. that video iingeed andti from jason goolsby and he talked about why he ran in this incident that ppene earlierh week. >> reporter: this happened on capitol hill monday,jason
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goolsby had gone to this atm and changed his mind about withdrawing anyoney anhe opened a door for family. heas stopped. >> i'm not resisting. >> the woman he'd held the door for tught he'd lred too long to rob her and she called police. she to m, nearly hitting him. >> i saw te gun and pper a ne hit a t die. i feared for my life >> his friend ith at the time videotaped this on his phone and after being held the curb they were both releaseanno charges were filed and no olies offered. we are making sure that we canake information available to the public and any icint wheffnduct is


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