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heavy rain and flooding. >> that storm will have an impact here. chuck bell has that and more on our weather headlines. >> welcome to your tuesday, everybody. a mostly cloudy sky out there, we can still see the moon with a ring around it, a cold morning. 30s in the suburbs. likely to be wet by the time you're coming home from work later this afternoon and into this evening and weather alert day for tomorrow is heavy rain and wind is coming our way. right now, the rain made it just north of the roanoke valley, likely to be in the metro area after about 5:00 or 6:00 this evening. temperatures 37, winchester. 46 in washington now. hometown forecast, halfway, virginia, cold start in the 30s and have your umbrella ready to go. right now, news 4 cri's kri wright just arrived on the scene. what are you seeing right now? >> we're on south maple avenue between wallace and tenor hill.
this is where the pipe -- there is nothing happening on the scene now because fairfax water is waiting for the you tilt company to give the all clear before they can actually start repairs. i'm told that's should be within the hour. the break you're looking at is below the ground here. it is a six inch water main. we're told about ten customers don't have water. fairfax water has shut off the water and they're telling us about ten customers are without water. that doesn't mean ten people. let me five you an idea of what that means. there are homes down this way and then if you go back behind us here, there is a business, a pizza shop and office space above that. and then right there on the corner down there is an apartment or condo complex. that could be considered one customer, for example, but there is many more than single person living there. melissa mollet has a look at how this might impact traffic in this area. >> good morning. right now, here is what is
closed because of the water main break. south maple avenue shut down between wallace street and tenor hill. in springfield, industrial drive, industrial road, all lanes blocked there because of an accident. chopper on the way. should be there soon. orange, blue, silver line delays. big look at beltway, no major problems there. 95 north at 123, little volume but nothing too bad. that crash is off to the right. your time is 6:02. happening today, the trial against a mother prosecutors say abandoned her baby girl begins. police say sandra mcclary left her baby in a car seat on druid hill avenue in july. police say mcclary tried to blame the baby's father. she is charged with child neglect and reckless endangerment. the search for a missing man turns tragic in laurel. workers mowing the grass along the bw parkway found a car overturned in the water
yesterday afternoon. inside police found the body of 26-year-old marcus lee freeman. his family reported him missing since october 15th. investigators spent hours trying to find out exactly how and why freeman crashed. d.c. police say they arrested several people responsible for a series of robberies. last week there were six robberies an hour near the navy yard and on capitol hill. police say small groups of three to five people are committing multiple robberies at night. robberies are one of the biggest challenges in the district now. she went on to say police made two arrests in two major cases in the last four days. the death toll rising after a massive earthquake in the middle east. we learned that 311 people have died after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit afghanistan and pakistan yesterday. that number is expected to go up even more today. most of the deaths were in pakistan, where thousands of homes had been damaged.
dozens in afghanistan were also killed. right now rescuers are struggling to help out survivors and the army will be using choppers above to bring supplies and get them to the victims. they say landslides are making is very, very difficult for them to reach many of the people in need. 6:04 now. big story developing today, the tentative budget agreement between congress and the white house. it would fund the government through 2017. that means no more threats of the government shutdown in the near future. this has not yet be approved, though, house republicans will meet about the deal this morning. coming up in 30 minutes, we'll talk to tracie potts about when there could be a vote on the deal and what it means for both parties. the united nations today, a vote on the decades long u.s. embargo of cuba. the u.n. is calling for an end to that embargo. this is not the first time this has happened, though. it is the first time that since embassies opened in havana and d.c. a few months ago. the u.s. always votes against
this resolution. today, it could abstain. we'll find out which virginia schools have received accreditation. virginia governor terry mccauliff will make the announcement. patrick henry became fully accredited this school year. in the last two years, the school has boosted its performance by 20% in english, math, science and history. heads up for parents this morning. spring ridge middle school is closed today. the water there tested positive for coliform. the school officials says is doesn't look like to there is any bacteria in the water and they're closing the school as a precaution. they expect to reopen tomorrow. spring ridge middle school is closed today. an extra warning to follow the rules of the road today in arlington county. that goes for pedestrians and bicyclists and drivers. police say they plan to ticket anyone breaking the law. they will be in boston today, east falls church today and crystal city on thursday. it is part of a county wide
safety awareness program, nearly 90 pedestrians from our area die in accidents every year. it is now 6:06. a preliminary vote is scheduled on adding toll lanes to i-66. but bob marshall wants the vote happening in virginia beach to be delayed. he says the vote should be held where northern virginia residents can attend. marshall represents parts of prince william county and manassas park. the vote will address adding toll lanes outside the beltway. they took down the suspected robber with a loaded gun in his pocket. how metro is honoring two employees for their bravery. chopper over a problem in springfield, details on this one and metro delays coming up. first, another day of heavy rains and flooding across the gulf coast. the damage we're seeing there as this strong storm pushes east.
the search will resume this morning for a missing person from a whale watching boat in canada. five people died when this boat sank sunday night. the coast guard managed to save 21 people from the freezing cold waters. officials say the may day call came in late sunday afternoon, nine miles off the coast. it seems the boat may have tried to sail through choppy waters. millions of americans across several southern states are dealing with flooding cause ed by torrential rain. remnants of hurricane patricia. louisiana and texas hit especially hard. new orleans is dealing with tornado damage too. and crew s rescued 20 children from a school bus that was stuck on a flooded bridge near baton rouge. in texas, flash flooding derailed the train south of dallas and sent rescuers looking for the drivers of submerged cars. looks like they got hit by the hurricane. 11 minutes after 6:00, what will you need when you head out the door? >> time to check out today's
weather. tom kierein is at the green belt metro station with your commuter forecast. how is it feeling, tom? >> it is a cold morning. we're here at the storm team 4 by 4 and our weather sensors on the truck. one is sensing the wind, a bit of a cold easterly breeze. below that is the temperature sensor. only at 40 degrees here right now. it is quite humid as well. we're right here at the green belt metro station, commuters get on the metro, they're dressed accordingly, dressed warmly this morning. you too, you'll be waiting for the bus and the metro, wear your warmest winter gear and umbrella with you. when you're heading back home, you may be needing it as rain will likely be getting closer to the metro area by late this afternoon. so dress accordingly throughout the day today, a chill in the air. humid and the rain moves in late in the day. now, melissa, what is happening on the roads? >> couple of different problems
now. springfield industrial drive at industrial road. right now still have the crash in the middle of the roadway, looks like the police are kind of getting folks around that one. won't have to worry about that. we had the road shut down there. outer loop at university boulevard, brand-new crash that just popped up. not going to be pretty which. left lane is blocked now. orange, blue, silver line delays as we speak here this morning. looking at travel times, overall in maryland, looking good here. 66 inbound looks good. 95 north, no problems. listen to wtop when you hop in your car. no door busters to be found. one national retailer says will close its doors on black friday this year. what they want you to do instead of shopping. also ahead, not your typical emergency. don't look now. >> oh, my goodness. >> the unusual rescue operation firefighters found themselves involved in. [ female announcer ] business travel isn't just about the going.
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video shows the man on the platform. this morning metro is recognizing her for her role in the takedown. transit police chief ron pavlik awarded her with a certificate of valor. rhone says the suspect quickly started arguing with other passengers at the anacostia station when she and a colleague confronted him, he admitted to having a gun. that's when rhone called transit police and her co-worker held the suspect down. >> i did what i thought that i would have wanted somebody to do for me if i was in that situation. >> police say the suspect is rondez tibbs from southeast washington. they say he robbed a man at gunpoint before jumping on the train at anacostia. another metro development this morning, the agency is close to choosing a new leader apparently. multiple sources telling news 4 transportation reporter adam tuss metro is down to two finalists. they could be days away from an announcement. metro has not had a permanent general manager for nearly a year now.
this morning, prince william county school officials asking parents to look for signs your child may need help. four prince william teenagers died over the weekend in three separate events. this morning we're learning two of those teens died from stab wounds. the medical examiner says 17-year-old indya davis took her own life. the manner of death for lyle ferringer is still pending. the teens were found dead inside a minivan after being reported missing by their families. do you think police across all law enforcement agencies should use body cameras the same way. the american civil liberties union of virginia thinks so. it review ed 59 agencies across the state. it found only 3% of them require officers to tell the public when they're recording. the group says agencies' rules should be uniform on how long a department can store data and the consequences for officers who break the rules. more than 150 baltimore city police officers are wearing body cameras, part of a trial period that started on monday. they hope the cameras boost
public confidence, provide additional evidence and reduce the number of citizen complaints. the deputy commissioner says every officer will have a body camera within the next two years. closing arguments expected to start tomorrow in the trial for accused serial killer charles severance. the defense took aim at testimony placing severance in the area of the most recent shooting. a witness says she saw a man who looked like severance in a neighborhood shortly after ruthanne lodato was killed. the defense suggested it was a different man, a man questioned by police. the defense's final witness, a private investigator, is expected to finish her testimony today. severance is accused of killing three people in alexandria over a ten-year period. 6:18 now. this morning, the woman who drove her car into a crowd is in jail on suicide watch. prosecutors say 25-year-old adacia chambers deliberately hit the people watching an oklahoma state university homecoming
parade on saturday. four people died, 47 others were hurt there. her father and aunt were in court yesterday. chambers spent the day with her aunt the day before that crash. >> i tried to wrap my mind around that. if she was in such a bad state, why didn't i see that? >> chambers' relatives say they do not believe her actions were intentional. police say she was under the influence, but do not have a toxicology report to confirm that. president obama heads back to his own town to join the nation's police chiefs. he'll speak in chicago today. police across america want universal back ground checks for anyone trying to buy a gun. they say the checks will help keep guns from people who shouldn't carry them. police chiefs hope the public will push lawmakers for legislation that will reduce gun violence. virginia needs to step it up when it comes to funding education. that's according to the state council on higher education.
the council will meet today in richmond, where uva president theresa sullivan will address council members. the council says virginia is ranked 44th in the nation when it comes to general fund support for higher education. an alabama state trooper caught on camera bringing a homeless man and his son some food. the father was begging on the side of the road. the picture went viral. the trooper said he was trying to brighten someone's day. >> as i was traveling, i said, let me get them something to eat to make them have a good day. they just basically said thank you and they were very appreciative. >> williams has been a trooper for nine years and says he's humbled by the attention, but just doing what good human beings do. >> restores our faith in humanity. small actions. you don't know what kind of result s that will lead to. i'm hoping every little thing
counts. 6:21 on tuesday morning. and 49 degrees outside our studios. put a coat on this morning? >> i'll call that cold. not the big coat. i'm resisting. i still want to enjoy fall. >> can we fight it some more? >> you're not that strong where cold weather is -- you should throw in the towel. a little halo around the nearly full moon outside. those are high clouds moving in. those clouds will lower and thicken and bring us an increasing chance for rain drops before the day is through. we're hash tagging umbrella ready today. no real weather slowdowns for you this morning. green light there. by later on this afternoon into this evening, rain moving in and tomorrow, both morning, afternoon and night likely to be impacted in a big way by rain which could be heavy at times and gusty winds. tomorrow, a weather alert day at nbc 4. frequent updates online, on air and push alerts from our nbc washington app. download that today.
track the rain drops as they move in our direction. tomorrow, should any advisories, watches or warnings be posted they'll be in the palm of your hand. here is radar. rain showers north of roanoke to charlottesville. we'll be dry early this morning. temperatures on the cold side. mid to upper 30s in shenandoah valley, western suburbs, 37 in gaithersburg. milder by the bay. 50 in st. mary's county. hour by hour, 30s and 40s early, mid-50s by lunch time. mid to upper 50s with rain after 3:00 or 4:00. if you're going down to the drag race on 17th street, a wet race down there tonight. seven-day forecast calls for the showers moving in today, rain and wind, but mild tomorrow. this is what is left of patricia. so as a result, it is not going to be a cold rain coming our way at all. a lot of rain and wind, clearing out on thursday, friday looks great. halloween dry for trick-or-treaters. we move our clocks back saturday night to sunday. >> volume here, top of the
beltway, a report of a crash, police say nothing there. we are seeing some slowdowns and chopper that way to see what is going on. right now falls church, south of maple avenue, blocked from wallace street to tanner hill. a water main break, customers without water. kristin wright, north washington street, a malfunctioning railroad crossing causing slowdowns there because the gate is getting stuck down. orange, blue, silver line, just cleared. don't worry about that one anymore. 66 slow from manassas through woodbridge. 270 at middlebrook, no problems. see you back here in ten minutes. 6:23 now. we know when you'll be able to use a vre station. it will open monday, november 16th, at 4:57 a.m.
the spotsylvania station going near crossroads parkway and route 17, the last stop on the fredericksburg line. the leaders believe that new station and another 1200 people will start using the trains. news 4 your health, in order to catch diabetes early, the task force says all overweight or obese adults should be screened for abnormal blood sugar. nonconconsistent sugar levels put people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. 37% of american adults have an norpal sugar levels. making sure your teenager eats healthily could save their heart. a new study found young adults who ate more fruits and veggies had a 26% lower risk of developing coronary plaque later in life. the more plaque surrounding the heart, the higher your risk of developing heart disease. dramatic rescue in california. look at this. firefighters there in fresno had to rescue a 40 pound boa
constrictor from a tree. this was on sunday. >> that could eat you. in a second. >> literally. it could. the owner says he put mona, the 13-year-old nine foot long pet boa out in the yard to get sun, she grabbed one of the low branches and kept on climbing. one of the firefighters climbed the tree and started cutting branches. >> they don't pay firefighters enough for this. >> started shaking. she stuck back to the tree like we would to stay safe, i'll hold on to something. >> the owner now says he'll keep mona on a much tighter leash. a leash? >> that is scary. rei is one place you won't be able to do your black friday shopping this year. the outdoor sporting goods store says it will be closed the day after thanksgiving.
rei wants to encourage you to get outdoors instead of shopping for hours. the company is launching a social media campaign with the #optoutside. even a website, where you can find things to do that you're not just shopping. though, chuck brought up a good point. you're moving when you're shopping. >> you do a little dance out in the cold, standing in line, for sure. good luck with that campaign. i don't think it will change many people's minds. 6:26 now. students in montgomery county should not get their hopes up just yet. an end to the dreaded final exams, why teachers say they want to keep them. clear skies. our storm team is watching the impact this line of heavy rain will have on your week ahead. one of the four thin things yo to know. an apparent deal to keep the government open. the potential hurdles that remain and what people like you think should be done before that deal is finalized.
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. calm before the storm. right now we're watching this line of heavy rain and the impact it will have on you
beginning later today. wednesday is already going to be a weather alert day around here. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here with what to prepare for. it is part of your four things to know. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. tuesday off to an increasingly cloudy start. four things you should know the weather for today. it is cold outside this morning. a lot of 30s on the map. bundle up. a dry start, no worries this morning. have your umbrella for later on. weather alert day for tomorrow, 1 to 2 inches of rain with quite a bit of wind on your wednesday. there is the leading edge of the rain now. off to a dry and cold start around the metro area. temperatures out west of i-95 in the 30s. 39 leesburg, dulles and reston. 41 down towards joint base andrews. get out there and run early or run in the wet. temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 50s, 59 in washington. 56 in leesburg. it is going to be a chilly one. tom will have your commuter
impacts coming up in ten minutes. for now, breaking news with melissa mollet. >> on the roads, inner loop as you're approaching 355. we have two left lanes blocked. sounds like a vehicle versus a deer. right now it is pretty slow here. inner loop approaching 355, we'll push this out on the nbc washington app as well. outer loop approaching university, an early report of an accident there. looks like that is not in the way anymore. still has a little volume there on the outer loop. south maple avenue in falls church, blocked from wallace street to tenor hill. that's that water main problem. big look at the beltway, slow start that top part. developing in congress, a budget deal that would mean no more talk of government shutdowns, at leit fast for nexo years. tracie potts is here to tell us if that could change in the coming days. >> we know republicans are meeting again this morning after late last night, just before midnight. they came up with a budget deal,
not final yet. it is a deal between the white house and house republicans on how much money will be spent to run this government over the next couple of years. two-year deal with another $80 billion in spending. it would prevent a government shutdown in december. it would prevent a debt crisis. there are still conservatives particularly who are skeptical about it. they want the details of this budget deal. house speaker john boehner is pushing for a vote on wednesday. this is right before he steps down, before paul ryan is expected to be elected as house speaker to try to get this done before the new leadership comes in. as i said, it is for two years, and it would prevent a premium increase, we're told, for medicare recipients, but could cut payments for medicare providers. there are still some roadblocks here. republicans and democrats may end up fighting over how that money is divided among the military and domestic programs
and also whether other riders are added on there. for new, it looks like there is a tentative deal that the white house is okay with. but house republican leaders are okay with. bottom line, got to wait and see if the rank and file will go for it. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us, thank you. donald trump and ben carson are in a tight race heading into tomorrow's republican debate in colorado. for the first time, monmouth university poll puts carson ahead of trump in the iowa ca caucuses. jeb bush's campaign is cutting resources and struggling to gain ground. ten candidates will take part on the debate tomorrow night at 8:00. in half an hour, hillary clinton's top opponent bernie sanders live on the "today" show. see it right after news 4 today. voters in virginia have until 5:00 to put in a request if they want to vote by absentee ballot. virginians can put in the request online or by mail or
fax. they have to be returned on election day by 7:00 p.m. residents can vote absentee in person until saturday. a driver accused of hitting a man three times with his car is now charged with attempted murder. police say 25-year-old brian jackson followed a man who he saw with his ex-girlfriend on sunday and left his car to find out why he was being followed. police say jackson rammed hill, back over him and then hit him a third time. the victim is expected to be okay. 6:34 now. working to find out the name of the woman who died afer collapsing at the lincoln memorial. u.s. park police say the 50-year-old had some kind of medical emergency, fell down and hit her head yesterday afternoon. offic pcpr, but the woman died at the hospital. a review of police practices in fairfax county moves forward today we expect members of the public safety committee to discuss it this afternoon. earlier this month a separate subcommittee approved the
report. among the recommendations, adding an independent auditor position that person would report to the board of superv e supervis supervisors. read the full report on our nbc washington app. a group of people is concerned a rent increase could force them out of their apartments in the district. they held a protest last night outside the mount vernon plaza apartments. organizers from the black lives matter movement say the city is also blocking some of the residents from a new affordable housing program. last night demonstrators said they want the mayor to focus on reinvesting in black communities in the city. we now have a picture of the american killed in a terror attack in jerusalem. this is richard laken. he spent many years as a principal at an elementary school in connecticut. he and his family were living in israel when he was shot and stabbed on a bus back on october 13th. laken had surgery yesterday, and was supposedly improving, but
just an hour ago hospital officials confirmed to nbc news that he has died. laken leaves behind a wife, two children, eight grandchildren and that in 2007 he published a book titled teaching as an act of love, thoughts and reflects of a former teacher. laken was 76 years ole. 6:36 now. there is a twist in morning in the future of final exams in montgomery county. a recent survey shows teachers don't want to get rid of them. they say the cumulative nature of the tests are a unique challenge that students need to master. earlier this school year, the school board voted to scrap those tests. it was concerned about overtesting students and losing instructional time. the board will consider the survey results when it takes a final vote next month. just doing his job or crossing the line? this video of a school resource officer sparking a lot of debate this morning. the actions being taken by the school district. breaking news, top of the
beltway here, inner loop as you're approaching 355, you see we have two left lanes blocked, looking at some pretty significant delays. chopper 4 over the scene, details coming up. another retailer is ready to eliminate the delivery driver. the latest company challenging amazon to deliver stuff to you by drone. your time now is 6:37.
rescued from inside a palm tree. this happened yesterday in pasadena. the man was left dangling about 25 feet above ground. firefighters say they are not sure how he became stuck in that tree. the man was taken to the hospital, he is expected to be okay. >> amazing. 6:41 our time now. weather and traffic on the 1s. today's hash tag, umbrella day. >> tom kierein is at the green belt metro station this morning with your school day forecast. good morning. >> you could just sense it wants to rain. and it is cold this morning. only around 40 degrees with the storm team 4 by 4 at the green belt metro station. right now we have right on our storm team 4 radar here, we can track that, right here, at the storm team 4 by 4, shows rain coming in, closer to charlottesville now, just south of richmond. this is eventually coming right into the metro area by later this afternoon. so as you're heading out today
at the bus stop and going for recess today, late toward, should stay dry. but when you're heading back home, that's when we'll likely have the rain begin to move in by the end of the commute. so i have an umbrella handy. we're at the green belt metro station, a lot of commuters walking in, have their umbrellas ready to go. how are the roads? >> we have breaking news here on the beltway. this is the inner loop, chopper 4, as you're approaching 355, seeing real delays now. you can see as the camera zooms out here how much of a backup we're seeing. this is because of a car versus a deer. two left lanes blocked, inner loop approaching rockville pike there. warning for you there this morning. inner loop after braddock, south maples dropped from wallace street to tenor hill. travel time, no major huge delays top of the beltway, outer loop slow, 66 inbound looking okay. listen to our friends on wtop
when you hop in your car. we're tracking a water main break in northern virginia. crew s are now on the scene ready to start repairs. we'll show you the service disruptions this is causing and the impact on your commute. new developments overnight out of afghanistan where the search for survivors is under way at this hour after that powerful quake there. the struggle to help survives as the death toll climbs when we go to the live desk just ahead. parker: my daughter alison and her cameraman were gunned down
on live television. i know we can't stop all gun violence, but we can save lives if our leaders take action. narrator: but we can't count on hal parrish to act. he gets an "a" from the gun lobby, they fund his candidacy... while fighting against background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. parrish will make us less safe. parker: politicians' condolences aren't enough. it's time for them to act. feinblatt: everytown for gun safety action fund sponsored this ad.
14 before the hour of the right now, several people in falls church are waking up without water. kristin wright live on south maple avenue with more. >> we're on south maple here and the water main broke at 4:00 this morning. let me step out of the way so you can see. crews here from fairfax water tell us they're about to begin repairs and that there are crews on the way now. they have been waiting for the all clear so that they can go underground, get to the pipes and fix it. this area partly residential, if you look up the street, to the right, you see some homes, and then if you look homes down the block here and if you look the other way, there is a pizza shop here, an apartment or condo complex on the corner down there. and another supply parts shop here. the businesses and people in this immediate area are out of service this morning because of this water main bre.see crew s
here, they're just about to begin work here. and hopefully get this repaired quickly for all those people impack i impacted. we're told ten customers now. that doesn't mean ten people. many more people than that, especially with the apartment complex down here, in idea how long the repairs will take. melissa mollet is here with a look at breaking news on the roads. >> breaking news here, top of the beltway, inner loop approaching 355, two left lanes blocked, car versus deer here and two mile backup. right now a big delay there top of the beltway. we push this out as well on the nbc washington app. chopper 4 over this for us this morning. more in a few minutes. today, a preliminary vote is scheduled on adding toll lanes to i-66 outside the beltway. the virginia state delegate bob marshall wants the vote happening in virginia beach to be delayed. he says the vote should be held where northern virginia residents can attend.
marshall represents parts of prince william county and manassas park. >> happening today, the trial against the mother prosecutors say abandoned her baby girl begins. they say sandra mcclary left her baby in a car seat back in july. police say mcclary tried to blame the baby's father. a man missing for moren this a week has been found dead in laurel. workers mowing the grass along the bw parkway at the ramp to route 198 found a car overturned in the water. inside police found the body of 26-year-old marcus lee freeman. his family reported him missing on october 15th. investigators spent hours trying to find out how and why freeman crashed. police say that he rested several people responsible for a series of robberies. last week, six robberies in an hour near the navy yard. and on capitol hill. police say small groups of three to five people are committing multiple robberies a night.
robberies are one of the biggest challenges the district is facing now. she went on to say police made arrest in two major cases in last four days. a northwest d.c. man is behind bars this morning and facing first degree murder charges. police say 28-year-old kevin chase shot and killed marcus manner on sherman avenue last week. it happened in the middle of the day in the columbia heights area. rescues under way to help thousands of people hurt in a huge earthquake in afghanistan and pakistan area. the quake measured 7.5 and the death toll is now at 311 people killed. most of them in pakistan. right now, rescuers are using helicopters to reach the hardest hit areas of the countries. they say they have enough resources to help the victims, but just a matter of being able to reach them. that's their biggest challenge.
on your back. let me see your hands. >> school resource officer in south carolina not on the job this morning after a confrontation with the student. ben fields is on administrative leave until an investigation by the school district is complete. you can see in the video the officer pushes the chair over after the student there was asked to stand up, but didn't. the officer then appears to throw her on to the floor. this happened yesterday at spring valley high school in columbia, south carolina. a male student at the same school told nbc news that the girl had ignored requests by the teacher to go to the office to a discipline office. heads up for parents, spring ridge middle school in saint mary's county is closed. water at the school tested positive for coliform. school officials says it does not look like there is any bacteria in the water and they're closing the school as a precaution. they expect to reopen tomorrow. spring ridge middle school is closed today. millions of americans across several states in the south are
still dealing with flooding cause ed by torrential rain. that rain is part of the remnants of hurricane patricia. louisiana and texas hit especially hard here, new orleans dealing with tornado damage too. crews rescued 20 children from a school bus that was stuck on a flooded bridge near baton rouge. in texas, flash flooding derailed a train south of dallas and sent rescuers looking for the drivers of submerged cars. breaking news on the roads now, inner loop of the beltway, chopper 4 over this problem, two-mile backup approaching 355, vehicle hit a deer right now. we have two left lanes blocked. and a lot of vine there. right line blocked here with a brand-new crash that happened a short time ago. in falls church, where kristin wright is, south maple avenue, from wallace to tenor hill, that blocked as well because of the water main break. big look at the beltway. you see the slowdown on the inner loop and slow there outer loop, earlier crash out of the
way for us this morning. 66 as you head through manassas gets a little bit better here. inbound 95 northbound, slow spot wood bridge for us here this morning. right now top of the beltway, bw parkway into and out of town after 32 there a little slow as well. 270 at montrose road, good amount of volume headed southbound, but moving, nothing in the way. what a day it turned out to be yesterday. this is from ron berry. sending many he great pictures of fall color. a lot of great pictures outside yesterday with the sunshine. no sun for you. not today anyway. clouds are moving be ining back picture. we'll have a chance of light rain early this morning and chance for steadier rains to move in late this afternoon into this evening. whether impact fairly low for the day today. tomorrow, promises to be a moderate to high impact. lots of rain, breezy, mild one.
this is what's left of hurricane patricia. back near 70 degrees. rain, sometimes heavy. 1 to 2 inches in spots tomorrow. winds gusting 25 to 35 miles per hour. all that makes tomorrow a weather alert day. more frequent updates on air, online and push alerts from our nbc washington app. have that ready to go. download it today and you'll be storm ready for tomorrow. 46 now in washington. but 30s in the shenandoah valley. mid to upper 30s in the cooler western suburbs. near 50 in town. lots of rain coming our way, raining from roanoke to raleigh, all the way down to the gulf coast. leading edge of the drops now, north of charlottesville, still south of luray. future weather carries the chance for rain showers during the morning hours, up to warrenen to, warren en ton to manassas. take the umbrella with you. it will be a chilly and cloudy day with rain today. but, again, thanks to the system
coming from the tropics, tomorrow, even with the heavy rain, it will be a mild one. 50s today, 60s tomorrow. 70 thursday. clocks go back this weekend. there is now one less thing you can pack on a flight. ecigarettes. the department of transportation is banning battery operated smoking devices from checked luggage. there have been at least 26 cases of e cigarettes exploding. some of which happened inside checked luggage. they will still be allowed in carry on bags. the rule goes into effect within the next two weeks. walmart is following amazon's lead in asking regulators for permission to test home delivery using drones. walmart has been doing indoor tests for several months now. they're asking the faa for permission to do research to drones for pickup services. an extra warning to follow the rules of road today in
arlington county, for pedestrians and bicyclists and drivers. police say they plan to ticket anyone breaking the law. they'll be in boston today, east falls church tomorrow and crystal city on thursday. it is part of a county wide safety awareness program. nearly 90 pedestrians and cyclists from our area die in accidents every year. several virginia schools will find out if they received newer accreditation. terry mccauliff will make the announcement in alexandria this afternoon. patrick henry became fully accredited this school year. in the last two year, the school boosted its performance by 20% in english, math, science and history. today, the united nations meets to call for an end to the cuban embargo. the u.s. voted against the resolution in the past and it could make history today. this is the first time the u.n. is voting on this resolution since embassies opened in havana and here in d.c. coming up on 6:56, four
things to know on this tuesday. virginia state delegate bob marshall calling for a delay on a preliminary vote to add toll lanes on i-66 outside the beltway. that vote is happening today in virginia beach. d.c. police say they have arrested several people responsible for a series of robberies. last week there were six robberies an hour near the navy yard and capitol hill. republicans are meeting today to talk about the brand-new deal to fund the government. it would last through 2017. a vote on the agreement could come this week. we have learned more than 300 people were killed in a 7.5 magnitude quake. it struck afghanistan and pakistan. emergency officials believe the death toll will go up today. cloudy and cool today. temperatures in the 50s. rain likely before you come home from work late this afternoon into this evening. heavy rain, lots of wind. one to two inches tomorrow. it is what is left of hurricane patricia, a mild rain for sure. dry weather for trick-or-treaters. and fall back time this weekend to change our clocks.
>> still some delays here on the top of the beltway inner loop approaching 355. two-mile backup because the two left lanes are blocked now. hoping that gets out of the way for us. inner loop after braddock, right lane blocked and that's causing delays as well. >> thank you. that's the broadcast this morning. appreciate you waking up with us. the "today" hoe is next. have a great day. >> make it a great tuesday, everybody.
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,
good morning. unrelenting. the remnants of hurricane patricia pounding a huge portion of the country this morning. tens of millions from the midwest to the northeast under the threat of torrential rain and flooding. disturbing arrest. >> are you going to come with me, or do i have to make you? >> a police deputy caught on camera slamming and dragging a student from her desk. that officer now being told to stay away from schools, and nbc news has learned this is not the first time his actions with students have been called into question. no more mr. nice guy? presidential candidate bernie sanders sharpens his rhetoric in the democratic race. are the gloves coming off? we'll ask senator sanders in an exclusive live interview.