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hurricane just hours from making landfall and it is sure to bring catastrophe to mexico. here is a live look at the radar as patricia pushes past the west coast of mexico. hundreds of thousands have been told to prepare for the worst. >> patricia became the strongest storm in the western hemisphere. sustained winds were measured at 200 miles per hour. it could hit between 6:00 tonight and 10:00 p.m. and puerto vallarta and manzanillo are in the hurricane's cone. veronica johnson will show us how wide that impact could be. a developing story in the search for a missing teenager who took off after being arrested for home invasion in charles county. deputies have just found a body today while looking for stephen coleman. it is too early to say if that person is coleman. he was last seen on october 11th at his home in indianhead. he is one of three teenagers
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accused of breaking into a home in white plains and the father scared off the would-be burglars and police say coleman may have a gun. >> at the live desk, we're tracking developments in fairfield, connecticut, where an entire school system was locked down today because of gun and bomb threats. most steernts are now home, but the evening activities have been cancelled and this situation started around 9:00 this morning when police received a call from a man who said he'd kill his girlfriend and he was holding hostages. it turned out to be fake and it was followed by bomb and gun threats and all 17 schools in fairfield, connecticut, had to be shut down. nothing dangerous were found at any of them and police do not believe these calls were linked. at the live desk i'm wendy rieger. it should be a much quicker ride if you're headed toward the bay bridge this afternoon after a nailbiter of a crash.
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it left this box truck dangling and the good news is no one was hurt, but as chopper 4 showed us the wreck did result in hours of delays as crews worked to get the car upright and cleared the crash and they had to pull it up before they could tow it away. a man has been charged with attempted murder. he aimed his gun at a prince george's police officer and pulled the trigger. it probably would have killed the officer, but the gun misfired. the suspect ran off and the officer ran after him. the suspect turned around and fired. why the gun didn't go off and what was found in the suspect's car. >> hillary clinton back from a marathon benghazi hearing. she started the day at a democratic women's leadership forum and then the former secretary of state spoke in a
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grassroots rally in virginia along with terry mcauliffe and mcauliffe praised clinton for the way she handled yesterday's testimony on capitol hill while clinton promised to set herself apart. >> i'm not running for president obama's third term. i'm not running for bill clinton's third term. i'm running for my first term. >> she went on to say that president obama's and former president clinton's term, and her husband will join her in a key campaign stop in iowa. nominees have one less contend tore face. lincoln chafee pulled out of the race. that narrows the primary race to three and former maryland governor martin o'malley running. they will also appear at tomorrow's democratic party event in iowa. >> congressman paul ryan is
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expected to easily get the support necessary to succeed house speaker john boehner. last night the wisconsin republican told colleagues he will run. his decision came after the house freedom caucus and influential group of conservative congressmen said they would support the popular lawmaker. i'm derrick ward in upper marlboro. something will happen tomorrow that hasn't happened in years, a gun show. there's been a moratorium on gun shows for a couple of years now, but it's been lefted and tomorrow there will be one. the organizers want you to know they'll adhere to the state and local rules regarding gun purchases. no one will walk out of here with a handgun that they purchase, but everyone in the conkont county is not happy abo the show being back. i'm mark segraves in the district where today both federal and local first responders got together to practice a drill on what would happen in case of a mass
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casualty hazmat incident. inside that building they found chemicals and three dead bodies. on skeen today, we have police and fire and the d.c. department of environment and energy. they're all of the agencies that would respond to such an incident in our area and coming up at 5:00, we'll tell you about the actual incident that has led to this training today. right now let's go to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer and he's in the storm center and doug, what kind of changes are we going to get this weekend? >> we did have a front that came through last night and you notice the changes yesterday. high temperatures in the upper 70s and around 80 degrees today and we're ten degrees cooler and we are still very, very nice. leesburg was at 81 and 68, plenty of sunshine and we have really seen a beautiful afternoon and 70 the high temperature and 71 in
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fredericksburg and 73 in warrenton and it will be on the cooler side tomorrow after a cool night tonight so that's what we'll be watching and once again, your headlines tonight. very chilly tonight and you may need the jacket especially if you're doing events tomorrow morning and tracking showers for sunday and if you'll be involved in the marine corps marathon, we are tracking showers for that and then watching patricia. one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded and we'll talk much more about that and veronica joins you in the next five to ten minutes on how that storm could impact parts of mexico and eventually even our area. wayne simmons, the former cable news commentator has pled not guilty to fraud and other charges. pros koouecutorins say he lied working for the cia. simmons also requested a jury trial. the trial was set for february 23rd. he'll stay in jail for now. >> a big marine corps marathon
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weekend and we'll show you where the best spots are to catch the action and we continue to follow breaking news and the hurricane of epic proportions barreling down on mexico. you're w
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helping to bridge the digital divide. we continue to follow a breaking story on the pacific coast of mexico. hurricane patricia, the strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere now bearing down on the shoreline. meteorologist veronica johnson joins us now with a look inside this major storm. veronica? >> we have been watching the storm system for days, storm team 4. one of the things that makes this so unusual is how it did
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intensify. going from 25 to 200 miles per hour the most intense for the western hemisphere. a very tight storm with a lot of energy right around the center of the storm. 30 miles out, this area along southwest mexico will be getting is a whole lot of rain and a lot of wind, a foot to two feet and that means dangerous flooding for the area and more on the storm as it makes its way on the southwest coast of in echo. its winds will be 200 miles per hour. by 12 miles out it's down to 150 and about 24 hours from now. here is the latest track and it will approach the shore and make its way inland between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. and right between puerto vallarta and manzanillo. that good are area will not get the brunt of the storm and the ports around manzanillo they could see quite a bit of flooding and off the coast and a
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mountainous area and for days to come there could be flooding taking place, even for any structures that are in the area where they can be -- where folkser seeking safety in shelters. after that, i think, the infrastructure will really start to fall apart and it could be days before that area is back up and running. we'll have the impact on this area, meteorologist doug kammerer with what that means for us in just a moment. >> thanks, v.y. >> the world health organization is issuing a warning about the link between cancer and the foods we eat every day. we are two days away for the marine corps marathon and preps are under way at the finish line and coming up on sunday, road closures and still coming up after this break, what
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right now at 4:15. we are learning more about the first u.s. combat death in iraq in four years. the american commando killed in action has been identified. defense officials are also revealing new information about the heroic raid and the world health organization is set to release the alarming findings of a new study. researchers claim processed meat like bacon could be just as dangerous as cigarettes when it comes to causing cancer. we'll dive into that study in ten minutes. i can tell you the runners love it. anyone who has to drive around the road closure, not so much. we're talking about the marine corps marathon with news 4's
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meagan fitzgerald. you are there in arlington, just how tough is it going to be to get around there sunday morning? >> chris, the short answer is it's going to be difficult, but it's not going to be impossible. what folks need to know is road closures will start sunday morning at 4:00 a.m. and it will go until 1:00 p.m. and that's on a rolling basis and contingent upon how fast folks will finish the race and what's advised is to take metro, but you've got to remember this race is starting in arlington and going into d.c. and into georgetown and over by the mall into -- on to the 14th street bridge and back to arlington and a lot of roads are going to be closed and it's a lot to know and if you head to our nbc washington app and search marathon and you can find all of the road closures and best ways to get around on our site. >> basically avoid that four to five-hour window is probably going to be your best bet.
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i know officials had a news conference and they made a big announcement. what happened there? >> reporter: what they told us is the head quarters to the marine corps marathon will be moved to the gaylord hotel at the national harbor. that's different because right now it's different because right now it's near chinatown at the convention center. folks will head out to the gaylord to get their credentials and to participate in the fitness and health expo out there. >> great. great. just how many runners are they expecting to lace them up this year? >> reporter: so what they told us is that 40,000 people have already signed up to participate in this event. it sold out. there are 10,000 people that are going to be running the 10k and 30,000 people that are going to be participating in the marathon itself. this is a big contrast from just 40 years ago when this all started. they told us they had 1500 participants. so the marine corps marathon has
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certainly come a long way in the last couple of decades there and we can expect people from all over the u.s. including 59 different countries, chris. >> i know a lot of runners and they keep this one pretty high on their list. thanks a lot, meagan. >> for the first time, arlington's new mobile visitor center will be making an appearance at the marathon. the van just hit the streets last month and it's designed to help visitors at arlington's biggest tourist area and it's been operating four days a week outside of five metro stations. the marine corps marathon will be one of the first big events. >> we'll be there at the event and we'll be there big, with the nbc,giving out information for the runners, not only the runners, the participants and their families, as well. >> the van is expected to help more than 12,000 visitors a year. runners like a very, very particular kind of forecast to have their best run.
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so, doug, a lot of people will be paying close attention to what you have to say today. >> what do you think is the perfect weather? >> for me, i love it like around high 50s or so. >> okay. no more than 60 degrees. >> i don't run. i watch. give me sunshine. >> that's what we could have. the 50s we've got for you, chris. i really think the start of this race should be okay. the only thing we're worried about is the chance for shower activity and that's one thing we'll be watching and we'll show it to you as we make our way through the next couple of days and on sunday we will have a front that will move on through and as we zoom on down here you can see the areas along the course and what we'll be seeing is a chance for shower ittist and it will be chilly or cool with temperatures at 54 degrees at 7:00 a.m. and notice the chance for showers. they're going to be off and on. we are not expecting a lot of rain. however, if you're going to be down at the marathon especially if you're a spectator, take the
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umbrella. if you'll be running just be prepared for shower activity, as well. 65 by 1:00 and temperaturewise, we're on the good side, right now, no showers at all and beautiful conditions and bright blue skies and look at the color, starting to see a lot of color on these trees that we see here and 70 degrees and plenty of sunshine and winds out of the north at 9 miles per hour. that's ten degrees cooler than it was yesterday, but sunny in mid-october? that's great weather! 72 manassas and 65 in hagerstown and a cooler 64 in frederick, but still very nice. no rain on the radar right now. you don't see it near our region, boston, new york, d.c., no rain, but back toward the west a tremendous amount of rain and parts of dallas has seen upward of four inches of rain and they'll see more than that. texas will get inundated over the next four or five days and from hurricane patricia which will be making its way over the
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houston area over the next few days and this is the cold front that's going to come through and it will give us rain on sunday. now low temperatures tonight going to be chilly and the upper 30s in frederick and leesburg and manassas and 47 in d.c. and it will cool fairly rapidly and if you're headed out tonight, take the jacket and highs tonight, cooler and 60s in gaithersburg and 63 degrees toward manassas and it will be on the cool side and all in all, not bad, and your sunday, that's the day we look for showers early and then some clearing during the afternoon and 66, high of only 60 degrees on monday and most areas in the upper 50s and looking good with temperatures around 62 degrees. >> coming back we'll talk much more about hurricane patricia and how it will affect mexico and our area. >> that's a big one out there. "rolling stone" magazine wants a federal judge to dismiss a defamation lawsuit from three former university of virginia
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students. the fraternity members are each suing the school for $75,000 arguing they could be identifying an article about an alleged rain on campus. rolling stone admitted there were questionable facts in the story and apologized. former subway pitchman jared fogle is giving each of his victims $100,000. he pleaded guilty to child porn and sex crimes charges in august. ten victims have gotten checks from fogle and the others will get theirs. as part of a plea deal, fogle will serve five, but not more than 12 years in prison. they're calling it a purity pledge. why a maryland bride signed a virginity certificate and gave it to her father on her wedding day. you find it on kitchen tables across the country. tables across the country. red meat will be
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the washington post endorses democrat jeremy mcpike for state senate. applauding mcpike's "ideas about getting traffic moving." the post warns republican hal parrish "holds rigid positions against medicaid expansion and common-sense gun safety." and parrish was the deciding vote to restrict women's health clinics in manassas, forcing women to go elsewhere for cancer screenings and birth control. jeremy mcpike is the better choice. i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad.
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the world health organization says eating bacon and sausage is as big a cancer risk as smoking. the new report due to be released next week says processed meat is the most cancer-causing substances out there. processed meat is as toxic as asbestos and arsenic. the agency for research on cancer says processed meat is cars no genic to humans meaning there are cancer-causing substances there.
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the world cancer research fund has warned there is strong evidence of linking meat to bowel cancer. studies show that people who eat a lot of red meat tend to eat plant-based foods that fight against cancer. the cancer society estimates there are more than 1.5 million people who will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year. we want to show you some of the why are numbers for our area. in the district the estimated numbers are almost 3,000. in maryland, you're looking at 30,000. in virginia you're looking at 41,000 and in west virginia almost 12,000 people. the world cancer research fund says people can reduce their risk by eating no more than 500 grams of red meat per week. back to you. 7,000 people have across the country will be here in washington this weekend to raise awareness about hiv. the 29th annual walk to end hiv
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kicks off tomorrow morning at freedom plaza. among those walking this year actor danny pintauro. he disclosed his hiv status a few weeks ago and he's been talking about the disease ever since. he stopped by our studio this morning and explained why tomorrow's walk is so important to him. >> it's -- it's become a part of this year that i'm going to have. i'm trying to get to as many things as possible because hiv is still a big problem and we need to continue to look at it and continue to make things better and to get more people onboard to continue to take care of themselves. it's become easier to handle hiv which is an amazing thing, but that can lead to complacency. so getting people back onboard to make sure they're doing everything it takes to make sure they're preventing themselves from getting hiv. >> eun yang and chuck bell will emcee the walk. the kickoff ceremony starts at 7:00 in the morning at freedom
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plaza. n nbc 4 has been a partner since the first one took place in 1986. >> it's one of the most popular stories on facebook. a maryland bride presents her father with an unusual wedding gift. a certificate guaranteeing her virginity. why she said she did it and the backlash she received on social med media. a commando killed in the line of duty. richard engel takes us into the dramatic raid that claimed his life. a catastrophic hurricane is set to plow into the pacific coast of mexico. we have team coverage on the track, its size and the impact.
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right now at 4:30, officials identify the first american soldier to die in combat against isis in iraq. 39-year-old master sergeant joshua wheeler was killed in a raid yesterday. what we are learning about the rescue mission that freed dozens of hostages. a maryland bride surprises her father with an unusual wedding gift. why she says she gave her dad a certificate to prove her virginity. prince george's county police say the suspect who had this gun known how to fire it an officer could be dead. it all unfolded yesterday just off the vw parkway. prince george's county police say joseph craig was a passenger in the vehicle stopped for a routine traffic stop, but clay jumped out of the vehicle and
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began running and then according to police, pulled the trigger on a fully-loaded gun at an officer. >> had he known what he was doing with the gun it absolutely would have fired and we would have had another officer killed in the line of duty. >> i'm tracee wilkins, coming up on news 4, an amazing arrest. right now the strongest storm ever measured in the western hemisphere is moving closer to mexico. this is a live look at hurricane patricia in the pacific ocean. it's expected to stay a category 5 storm as it makes landfall over the next couple of hours. more than 7 million people could be impacted by this including those at popular tourist destinations. nbc's kurt gregory reports on the preparations now under way. mexican authorities have issued a state of emergency and people are bracing for sustained winds of 200 miles per hour. >> i think anyone on the coast, it's extremely, extremely
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dangerous. >> patricia only formed on wednesday and continued to churn and grow, moving towards the mexican coast. it's expected to make landfall near the tourist resort of puerto vallarta. >> translator: this hurricane will effectively be the most intense hurricane that has existed in this part of the pacific in our country since records began in 1949. >> more than 7 million people will be directly affected when the storm makes landfall later tonight including tourists from the united states. hotels are trying to evacuate guests. >> i'm just worried because -- i mean, if we don't get out of here and we drove into town to get out which is not the direction we wanted to go so if we don't make the flight then we are riding it out here. >> once it makes landfall there will be a substantial surge in flooding at the coast.
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>> reporter: forecasters are calling hurricane patricia a historic storm and are advising people to move as far inland as possible. kurt gregory, nbc news. >> and we are continuing our team coverage right here in the storm center, doug. you and i have seen some why is patricia so strong? >> and we have seen powerful storms, but i have never seen a storm with 200 mile an hour sustained winds and one of the reasons why it is so strong, the water is off the coast of mexico near 85 degrees and that is incredible fuel for the storm and that is obviously helped by el nino and in an el nino year you do get waters off the coast of mexico and the last storm close to this was hurricane linda in 1997 and that was also an el nino year and that also increased in intensity extremely quickly. >> when we talk about hurricanes we talk about the wind speed and tell us about the storm surge because there could be just as much damage.
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>> let's take a look and show you this as we look at the storm and the one thing you will notice is the very small, compact eye and this is not a huge eye and a very tiny eye. as the eye contracts the winds get stronger and that's why we're dealing with a 200 mile-an-hour hurricane here. 200 miles an hour. i've never seen that before. winds moving to the north at 12 miles per hour. on that track it will move just to the north and west of manzanillo. that's the area of concern. that is a port city there of 100,000 people and they'll see the potential of a 15-foot storm surge and the highest ever recorded in western mexico. notice puerto vallarta. this is good news and they're on the west side of the storm and i want to show you the winds associated with this and if you're on the west side, they're not going to see as much of a storm surge and hurricane-force winds only extend 30 miles out from the center and that's in the red. look as we move in time here, puerto vallarta may see 60-mile an hour winds and at least not
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the sustained hurricane-force winds and that's better news here as it moves off and they'll continue to see these winds get out of here by 1:00, and 2:00 in the morning and needless to say this is going to be devastated for parts of mexico and they'll be without power and most likely without water for days, if not weeks. pat? >> all right. thank you, doug. nbc news confirms the latest on the first u.s. combat death in iraq in four years. master sergeant joshua wheeler died yesterday. he was 39. he was from oklahoma. it happened during a delta force commando mission to free prisoners of isis militants. nbc's richard engel has the time line and details about this rescue effort. >> reporter: nbc news has learned new details this morning about the commando raid that rescued about 70 hostages in iraq. u.s. and allied kurdish forces took off in five helicopters heading to an isis prison on the outskirts of the town of hawija.
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u.s. officials say the prisoners were about to be executed. mass graves already dug. american forces manned the perimeter. allied kurdish fighters stormed in, but met heavy resistance. then nbc news has learned one wave of americans followed by a second moved in to help, worried their allies or the hostages would be killed, but isis managed to shoot one american commando described by u.s. officials as selfless and heroic and whose actions saved lives. he was the first american to die in combat in iraq in four years, and questions are being raised why are so-called advisers now involved in close combat? >> in that support role they are allowed to defend themselves and also defend partner forces and to protect against the loss of innocent life and that's what played out in this particular operation. >> u.s. troops have been
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operating here in iraq for months on an advise and assist mission. now some are wondering whether they will be more frequently on the front lines on the war against isis. richard engel, nbc news, erbil, northern iraq. >> france's president is looking into the deadliest accident in 30 years. a lumber truck igniting an inferno and killing 43 people. at least four others were injured. french lawmakers observed a moment of silence for the victims later in the day. police believe the truck veered into the wrong lane and right into the path of the oncoming bus. a bride gives her father a purity certificate to prove she's a virgin. why she did that and the backlash it's triggered on social media. the cancer was already taking its toll. now a boy is fighting to survive after a chemotherapy
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narrator: puerto rico's economy is in a death spiral. to make matters worse, washington has plans to cut another $3 billion from the island's healthcare budget. puerto ricans pay the same medicare taxes, but receive less than half the funding of mainland states, leaving the system on life support. more cuts will push the economy to the edge of disaster and put every puerto rican's care in jeopardy. washington needs to act now to save healthcare for the three and a half million us citizens of puerto rico.
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boy, oh, boy. i put the story up on my facebook page and let's just say people are talking. it is drawing criticism, praise and all-around a ton of buzz on social media. a bride from waldorf, maryland, came back from her honeymoon stunned by all of the feedback regarding her virginity certificate. brittany posted this instagram photo of herself with her dad who is a pastor.
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she surprised her father with a document signed by her doctor stating that she abstained from sex before marriage. medical exams cannot definitively prove a woman's virginity. in other words, what shows up on the exam is no proof of what has happened before, but bowman hopes to set an example saying, quote, if i could just get one or two girls to say, hey, i should wait then i know what i'm doing is encouraging. to see more of the responses from bowman, her family and others who don't agree with this display, check out the full story on our nbc washington app. it's a growing trend. have you used one? more and more standing desks are popping up in offices across the country. we even have some here at news 4. i've got one. some experts think students can benefit, as well and that's why elementary and middle schools have replaced traditional desks withstanding ones and the thought here is getting students
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to move around during the day helps their bodies and their brains. at one school, test scores jumped 13% after the students got standing desks. >> i just focus better when i'm standing. >> i notice that i can hold their attention for longer because i feel like their brains and their bodies are active and more awake. >> of course, the kids still have the option of sitting down when they get tired. this idea is not cheap. equipping an angel ementry school costs about $150,000. >> wow! >> be on the lookout for a bor doe bandit. >> chr
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vo: does hal parrish share our values? as mayor, parrish cut school funding nearly three million dollars. reading and science scores fell. parrish said no to opening new women's health clinics, denying access to cancer screenings and breast exams. so instead of dealing with the economy and jobs, parrish will join with the richmond extremists to slash education and threaten women's health care. hal parrish -- too extreme for virginia. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad.
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closures happening this weekend because of two different, big, vents in the district. let's talk about saturday here. the walk to end hiv, road closures start friday night at 7:00 p.m. and go until saturday at 2:00 p.m. among those closures, pennsylvania avenue northwest from third to 14th and constitution northwest from 7 to 3rd. we'll have the full list on the nbc washington app and on nbcwashington.com, as well, if you want to check that out. talking about metro again, on saturday for track work. red line running every 18
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minutes. silver line, every 26. same thing on the blue line and the orange line and on the green lines trains run every 16 minutes and yellow line will be normal service. on sunday, though, metro opening at 5:00 a.m. two hours early because of this. the marine corps marathon and no track work for metro on sunday. that is good for all of the people that will be headed downtown for the race and these road closures are 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. key bridge and wisconsin avenue from m street to k and west potomac park and again, you can find that full list on the nbc washington app or nbcwashington.com. good luck to all of the runners and the walkers. the race for the white house has been dominated by two names. clinton and trump. now another name is rising. republican ben carson, he's the brand new leader in two eiowa polls. steve handelsman is here with the new numbers.
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>> donald trump and ben carson are both outsiders and not politicians. ben carson is soft-spoken and religious and that's working for him in iowa. ben carson is on a roll. a retired neurosurgeon in kansas today surged to a big lead with iowa republicans in the iowa poll. 28%, up ten since august, donald trump at 19, down four. >> every place we go we see large, enthusiastic groups of people who are anxious to have a government that is honest and that is decent. >> reporter: decency. carson speaks the language of evangelicals who back him two to one. donald trump does not. >> trump said he doesn't have to have god for forgiveness, but iowa traditionally backs evangelical candidates and ben carson fits much more in that mold than donald trump. >> did you know washington is built on a swamp?
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>> carson is airing his first campaign ads and he's raised more cash than any other gop candidate. >> jeb bush polling fifth in iowa today announced drastic staff cuts. >> hello, everybody! >> by contrast that was democrat hillary clinton today in alexandria virginia. she's on a roll. clinton dominated her debate and lincoln chafee today dropped out. joe biden did not challenge hillary and she did not stumble in the benghazi hearing. >> a lot of things have been said about me, but quitter is not one of them. >> the democrats' race seems more stable while the republicans is anything, but. >> next week is the third gop debate where a lot more eyes and ears are sure to be trained on ben carson. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> and now your storm team 4 forecast. today was a little cooler and tomorrow will be cooler yet again. let's talk about your evening though if you'll be steppingme[
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out. friday night lights and it's football night and mostly clear and your temperatures will be dropping from the 60s to the 50s by 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00. you might want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt to keep you warm. a northerly wind so it's been a dry wind for us. as far as this evening goes, the next couple of days, our temperatures will stay below average most days and average now is running at 67 degrees and we're talking about not just through the weekend and over the next couple of days as we look forward to next week and we do have another storm system coming that will get a little bit of moisture from that hurricane we've been talking about and hurricane patricia. tomorrow morning a chilly start and some early day sunshine, we'll be starting out in the 30s, 37 to 47 degrees and a big range in temperatures with the fairly light wind starting early tomorrow morning and talk about the marathon forecast now looks as though the showers will be early in the day as far as
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saturday goes and we've got more sunshine coming through the area and we'll be dryer and albeit, the clouds increase after the morning hours and 49 degrees at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and chuck bell will be there as emcees for this year's walk. >> highs tomorrow into the mid-60s and 62 degrees around leesburg. again, tomorrow we're dry so it's a good day to get out and maybe you have little league baseball going on and we hit the 50s and 60s for the afternoon and we should hold there for a good part of the evening and your friday, 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. and we still have clouds and we could get a light shower coming through and now the trend looks as though we'll be trending more dryer and exercise, and occasionally wet weather coming through on sunday and a chance for showers wednesday and thursday from hurricane pattish rischa and
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we'll have more at 5:00. new reaction to a prince george's police officer nearly getting shot in point-plank range. luckily for the officer that gun failed and we'll explain why in a live report. >> a special dedication to a d.c. police detective shot to death by his stepson. ahead at 5:00, we'll show you how joseph newell will be honored at the headquarters. chris has that story coming up at 5:15. it's a whopper. a maryland man has set a record for catching the biggest snakehead fish in the state. michael meade caught the fish last friday using a bow and arrow. it weighs nearly 18 pounds. it broke the previous record by a few ounces. if you're ever fortunate enough to catch one, wild life officials say do not throw it back in the water since snakeheads are considered an invasive species. as if you need another reason to fuel your starbucks
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habit, five starbucks stores in d.c. have requested licenses to serve alcohol. it's an effort to bring in more customers at night and two of the stores are in the dupont circle area and the others are in chevy chase, georgetown and pan quarter. a hearing for all five stores is set for december 7th. facebook is taking on google head-on with the search of a brand new search feature and it will allow you to search for topics and see public posts dating back to when facebook was first started. the company says you will notice the search results are both timely and personalized. the feature encourages anyone on facebook to search on the social network rather than google and bing. when you're out taking a selfie this weekend, why not give it action. >> having fun. instagram rolled out a brand new app called boomerang. it takes a burst of separate images and strings them together and plays it backward and forward like this and this is chris and i trying to -- trying
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to get it to work and it does. what do you think? >> i think we look rather silly. >> i agree. >> v.j. got in on the fun, too. boomerang is free, and it is now the third picture instagram has introduced since the summer. >> it's for fun. what do you think about boomerang and do you think it might catch on? >> i don't know. we'll have to wait and see on that one. a thief with a thirst for expensive wine is striking stores in the northeast. the latest on the hunt for the wine bandit. >> his family calls it one of the biggest medical mistakes in decades. a boy battling cancer given ten times the dose of
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. >> security video could be key to catching a kleptomaniac wine bandit. police said he's hit several states in the northeast and stolen thousands of dollars in vintage wines. this video from a store in connecticut where a worker almost caught him trying to swipe a $200 bottle. now, like our own wendy rieger, he has very good taste in wine because investigators caught him. that's right. his biggest store came in a restaurant where he made off with a bottle of bordeaux worth $4800. he's been targeting stores in rhode island, new york and new jersey. for a 73-year-old military veteran, a routine trip to an auto park store became a
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nightmare. >> the woman who is bigger and taller started to attack him. the whole thing was caught on surveillance video. get the girl away from me, that's all. i didn't want to hit her. i didn't want to punch her. i didn't want to do none of that. >> that struggle lasted for a few minutes outside and it escalated once inside the store. eventually a witness told the woman that police were on the way so she walked out empty handed and police are still looking for her. battling a rare form of cancer was already taking a toll on a little boy and then the unthinkable happened. >> he was given way too much chemotherapy. as drew smith reports the mistake was due to a type on graphic error. >> reporter: 11-month-old isaac hairson has not had an easy life. >> he's going through the pain, losing hair, crying excessively. isaac's latest challenge dealing with too much chemotherapy meant
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to treat the baby's rare form of cancer. >> the first thing we want to say is how sorry that this mistake happened. >> the family provided paperwork they say came from the hospital which shows an error led to a dose of 33 milligrams instead of 3.3. this issue may have gone on for five days. the hospital's pediatrician and chief mary moran agreed to sit down with us. >> we need to be very, very careful with any drug we're administering, whether it's chemotherapy or something else. >> reporter: we asked what doctors here are doing to make sure this doesn't happen again. moran says they're in the middle of investigating and they're prepared to make changes if necessary and that could include added education on medication delivery. >> think one element of care is to be able to aspire for the best and acknowledge when you've fallen short. >> reporter: patient care and safety is always a top priority and it's still dealing with the harrisons who are try cog
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comprehend. >> this is one of the biggest medical mistakes in 35 years. it is the largest hurricane ever in the western hemisphere and we are tracking patricia. now at 5:00. plus an officer nearly shot at gun-blank range, but there was one thing that saved his life. >> and on the move, the big change for the future of the marine corps marathon. >> good evening. thank you for joining us. first to the close call for a local police officer. >> this is a story that could have ended tragically if the gun had been loaded properly. that officer was running after a suspect just off the vw parkway when the guy stopped, turned around and pointed his gun at the officer and pulled the trigger and prince george's bureau chief reporter tracee wilkins what happened next. >> reporter: it's what didn't happen when he pulled the trigger that has the prince george's police department very thankful. it started on the george
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washington parkway and ended on riverdale road and police say this was a close call. >> the defendant proceeded to turn around with the gun and fired the runngun as he's runni away and a very conscious decision he made. >> joseph clay pointed his fully-loaded gun at an officer and pulled the trigger. >> had he known what he was doing with the gun it absolutely would have fired. we gcould have potentially had another officer killed in the line of duty. >> it happened on riverdale road. the prince george's officer pulled over the vehicle for driving under the speed limit at 25 miles per hour on the parkway. during the stop, clay, the passenger jumped out of the car and the officer chased him. police say clay pulled his trigger in what would have been a point-blank shot. ? it was most likely user error and it was -- i believe nine rounds were in the magazine and he did not know

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