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johnson will have team coverage throughout our evening. they're in the storm center with a look at how much rain we're going to get. a lot of green on that map. >> a lot of green on that map for shower. that green going to continue to invade the region. we're dealing with light showers now but it gets a lot heavier overnight. >> it really gets worse as both the rain and winds start picking up not just for 24 hours but have to deal with this for 30 hours. wet, windy conditions. there's a lot you can do to prepare. >> 10:00, 11:00 tomorrow night. take a look at the rain coming in. most of this has been on the light side. this is exactly what we told you yesterday. was going to start off on the light side and increase in intensity and coverage throughout the evening. so right now some light rain. charles county dealing with that rain right over toward 66 right ondown i-95. very light rain but the rain will only increase. look at all of the moisture. just down to our south and east streaming our way. we are going to see that rain move in overnight tonight. we are expecting areas of heavy rain tonight and during the day tomorrow and the wind as veronica said, the wind is going
to be a big factor gusting upwards to 30, potentially 40 miles per hour especially if we get some storms. look at the temperatures. very dreary. 50 degrees in culpeper. 58 in d.c. 55 in gaithersburg. the good news is here temperatures go up overnight tonight. we'll talk more about that, what to expect for wednesday and see how long this rain sticks around coming up in our full forecast. scott mcfarlande just into the live desk. video sent to us by d.c. police showing officers using force to arrest a man. police sent out this video because they want to be transparent about the fact they're investigating it. it happened yesterday in cloud place in northeast. officers found the man barefoot and acting erratically. charging documents obtained by news 4 say the man might have attacked with a car antenna and bit the police officer or at least one of the two officers. it took four officers to finally get that man in handcuffs and according to the police report, officers say the man smelled of
pcp. police say the officers immediately reported the use of force o their supervisors and an investigation is now under way which they say is standard procedure. jackie bensen working for live reports as soon as we get them in. right now live, scott mcfarlande. new fallout first at 4:00. we showed you this video last week of a bus drive texting while driver. turns out there was very little pun inme punishment on the books. here's tracee wilkins with the new consequences. >> reporter: a story you saw first here on news 4 has prompted the prince george's county school system to change the way that they are disciplining their bus drivers. specifically when it comes to texting while driving. last week, we were the first to show you the video of a school bus driver who was caught texting while driving with a bus full of kids. well now the prince george's county school system is saying that that bus driver has been
disciplined for her actions, but they have found that in their handbook they don't have wording that's strong enough to deal with bus drivers who text while driving even though it's a violation of maryland law. coming up on news 4 at 5:00, what the new language looks like. in upper marlboro, tracee wilkins, news 4. new this afternoon, news 4 just spoke with the father of the man who died after crashing his car into a ravine. workers were mowing the grass along the vw parkway in laurel yesterday when they spotted the car at the ramp to route 198. it was overturned in the water and marcus lee freeman's body was inside. his family reported him missing nearly two weeks ago. our pat collins is working on getting us that interview now. we're going to try to get to pat at 4:30. i'm julie carey at the fairfax county courthouse. accused killer charles severance turned down his chance to testify in his own defense but
still had quite a speech for the judge. the defense rested its case completing its presentation of evidence it hopes will convince jurors that charles severance has been wrongly accused of killing three well-known alexandria residents. judge randy bellows then turned to severance asking him if he was aware he had a right to speak in his own defense. severance replied, "a man witnessing against himself, that's a 1791 idea." then he launched into a history lesson about his view of the origins of the 5th amendment which protects a person from being forced to testify against himself. severance eventually asked all charges be dismissed then fell silent. ahead at 5:00, i'll show you a brand new video introduced by the defense. it shows an earlier and much different view of the target surveillance video that prosecutors claim shows someone who looks like severance stalking one of the victims. back to you now in the studio. just days after a u.s. delta
force commando was killed in an isis raid in iraq we're being worned more raids like this are likely to happen. defense secretary ashton carter told the senate today u.s. forces will not hold back from supporting partners in attacks on isis whether those attacks come in the form of air strikes or direct action on the ground. last week u.s. forces came to the aid of a kurdish team as they tried to free 70 hostages held by isis in northern iraq. a baltimore police officer has been charged with assault and misconduct after prosecutors say he spit on a suspect. officer robert messner was suspended after a video came out showing an arrest that he made two weeks ago. the suspect was handcuffed on the ground and it looks like messner spit on him. baltimore's mayor urged the officer to resign. a major step in the process to put toll lanes on i-66 outside of the beltway. just a few minutes ago virginia's commonwealth transportation board approved this concept. final designs are still in the
works, but two new express toll lanes are expected to be set up in each direction between the beltway and route 15 in haymarket. the lanes will give drivers the option of paying a toll to get around traffic. carpoolers can use these lanes for free. construction of this project is slated to begin in 2017 with the toll lanes open to traffic in 2021. well, from the roads to the rails, news 4 can now report the metro board is very close to picking a new general manager. interviews for the two finalists are being held off site away from metro headquarters. a selection is expected this week. sources tell transportation reporter adam tuss the front-runner has a transportation background, but not necessarily a transit background. metro has been criticized for taking so long to find a new leader. an interim gm has been running things since january. water service is now back on for parts of falls church after
a six-inch pipe broke today. the crews had to use shovels to get to that main on south maple street. that pipe was close to a gas line. the workers didn't want to risk hitting it with their heavy equipment. that's why they were using shovels. the pipe broke about 2:00 in the morning when it was 46 degrees. fairfax water says more pipes could break as wintry weather approaches. >> these guys are very dedicated to their work. they'll be out here if it's 4:00 a.m. and 4 degrees outside fixing these water main breaks as quickly as they can. >> maple avenue is expected to re-open in the next hour. there is a lot of controversy surrounding louden county's proposal to build a new power line. it's all up for discussion tonight. the county proposed two options. both generally aligned to route 606 and 50. dominion virginia power wants to build the line along the south side of route 50 and that's not going over well with a lot of businessowners and homeowners. they don't want massive transmission lines in that area. now tonight's public hearing is
at the government center in leesburg. there's another hearing on thursday. and at 4:00 we're still working several developing stories and that includes that video of that dramatic, even violent confrontation in that classroom where the officer throws a student to the floor. we're getting new information on just what led up to that dispute. talk about a testy trap. what happened when local drivers were given undercover warnings to put the phone down. start paying attention.
upper 50s this evening if not start rising, i think as we approach 11:00 p.m., midnight. early tomorrow morning, cool conditions but warming with more rain expecting to make its way up over our area. the big story for tomorrow morning is not just the wet weather, but the fact it's already going to start getting windy. we'll have a lot more on when the highest winds and when the most rain moves through our area. doug's got that in a few. >> all right, thanks, v.j. hard to see the difference between the harbor and the road in charleston. take a look. towns along the south carolina coast are flooding partly as a result of something a phenomenon, it's called king tides which means the moon is passing close to the earth. that's what's causing it. add to that, days of heavy wind and rain from the remnants of hurricane patricia. >> we want to warn you that a lot of people have been troubled by this video. the takedown of a teenage girl. now the fbi and justice department will investigate what happened. now this all happened yesterday in spring valley high school in
columbia. the school officials say the girl was disrupting class and when the teacher ordered her out of the room she refused to leave. the video, you see the school resource officer overturn her desk with the student still in the chair. then he seems to put his arm around her neck and drag her to the front of the classroom. the officer's white, student is black. the sheriffs office calls it disturbing. >> the sheriff and the school district are going to come together and they will take appropriate action necessary once this investigation is totally completed. >> they're still looking into it. the resource officer has been put on leave. coming up in the next half hour nbc's jay gray will report on other parents and students who have made claims against that officer. looks can be deceiving. local distracted drivers busted with the help of an officer in disguise. you've probably seen the kids are roaming around in their costu costumes. halloween coming up four days away. away.
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right now at 4:15, you saw the alert on our nbc washington app. tomorrow is a weather alert day. storm team 4 is tracking rain, high winds and the chance for thunderstorms. doug's coming up in a minute with a look at how long it will last. trick-or-treat! >> oh, boy. >> the kids are counting the days until they get their hands on that candy. straight ahead, dr. jackie in the studio to explain why
parents still need to be wary even if your child has never had an allergic reaction before. i'm meagan fitzgerald in montgomery county. police are cracking down on distracted driving. their new tactic leading to 56 tickets, 22 warnings in 2 hours. river road is one of the places where officers say distracted driving is a problem. so today they were out pulling cars over one by one. some folks were talking on their phone. others were texting. all are against the law in maryland. but it's not like they weren't warned. corporal robinson who may seem homeless at first was holding a sign warning drivers that montgomery county police are watching. >> people are hurting each other because they're on their phones instead of driving and paying attention. >> reporter: police will be back out at various different locations throughout the county doing the same type of enforcele. they're hoping drivers get the message before their injure themselves or someone else. back to you.
and now your storm team 4 forecast. >> oh, and that forecast has a lot of rain in it over the next 24 to 30 hours. 30 hours, that puts us right at about 11:00, 12:00 tomorrow night. that's when we expect this to be over with. between now and then the rain gets heavier. the wind really picks up as well. take a look outside right now. kind of a dreary shot from our reston live camera. one thing you notice, there are a lot of colors. beautiful color right here, right along the dullas toll road. it is cool but on the dreary side for sure. the kevindy se kennedy center, degrees. the winds will be picking up on through the overnight, too. notice the temperatures. only 51 in tulculpeper. 57 over toward gaithersburg. temperatures overnight tonight will actually be going up. tomorrow they're going to be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than where they are are now. that's the only good news i would say is coming out of this forecast. storm team 4 radar tracking the shower activity.
again, we've got the rain down toward the south around the waldorf area. the heaviest rain right now, i wouldn't even say heavy, let's say the steadiest rain coming right along 301 from clinton down toward waldorf. right on down across the river and over toward woodbridge and down toward quantico. we'll continue to see showers develop, increase in size and intensity and coverage as we move on through the next few hours. you notice the bulk of the rain kind of getting out of here right now. we've got those northeasterly winds. surface, dry, the atmosphere, we're not seeing a lot of rain. that's why we told you yesterday we would not see much rain today. here's where the rain is to the south. heavy rain coming through parts of south carolina, on shore near the atlantic. gulf of mexico moisture, atlantic moisture. by tomorrow all of that moisture is around the region. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, notice the rain. everywhere. going it be a very wet day. around 11:00, some enhanced rainfall here. any time you see the yellows that's means we are going to see the potential for some heavy rain. it comes in and out during the day. it will not rain all day long, but it will rain off and on all
day long. some of those showers will be heavy. look at 5:00 tomorrow night. look at the enhancement here. any time we get this enhanced rainfall, we could also get the enhanced winds that come with it. those winds could gust upwards of 30, even 45 miles an hour possibly even higher. i wouldn't be surprised to see trees down, maybe branches down. watch out on the roadways. the roads will be wet and leaves, the wet leaves will be very, very slippery over the next 24 to 30 hours. now, wednesday, high temperature tomorrow of 70 degrees. thursday looks great. a high of 74. we come back down. friday, high temperature only 58. right now, saturday, halloween, looking pretty good. temperatures around 60 degrees. by the way, tomorrow, a weather alert day. we'll continue to keep you posted. >> all right. well, that forecast was kind of scary. this is a scare you don't want this halloween. an allergic reaction to that candy. dr. jackie of family allergy and asthma care in gaithersburg joins us with tips for a healthy halloween. if your child has never had an allergic reaction to any of this
stuff, does that mean you're free? you're free and clear? >> no. unfortunately, in fact, there was a new study that just came out that talked about 10% of school-aged kids who have never had a reaction before actually did. so what i'm suggesting is be careful. if this is the first time your kid has had a peanut or tree nut, be observant. you have four days left until halloween. if you think your kids have an allergy, maybe you want to see an allergist, we can tell you for sure. it's better to know than not to know. >> what are the biggest allergic concerns? >> there's a couple. the first starts with food. the foods are the big three ones. milk meaning no chocolate. peanuts so there's no reese's. egg means there's no nugget. realize fun foods like laffy taffy have a little l bit of egg in them. read the labels. if it says it may contain, it really may contain. >> what do you need to do? is there anything, an epi-pen, anything you need to have on hand all the time?
>> we have a list of what people should be doing. starts with carrying the epi-pen especially if it's been prescribed for you. the second thing is this teal pumpkin which is a little symbol that will be in some people's windows and tell you there's a food or an allergy-free home. a food-free home. the michael jackson costume should be very popular amongst food allergy kids. if they're wearing a glove, they won't be able to cross contaminate as they reach into the bowl and get food. last, look at the wrappers. make sure they're completely in tact. >> it's not just the food allergies that are a problem as well. i mean, the costumes, there's other things that can cause rashes. >> that's right. and it starts with things like asthma, such a popular thing for kids that have food allergy. you know, they're running around in the cold weather and as doug just explained how the weather is going to be, that's perfect asthma weather. be careful about that. seasonal allergies, you're trouncing through people's yards with all their leaves that are falling and can really kick up your seasonal allergies. the buttons and buckles on the costumes, if you have a nickel
allergy, be careful. best to really try that ahead of time because you can get a contact allergy. a bit of a rash. then last is the makeup can make you break out. some of the face paints in particular. and some of them even actually have egg in them. so be careful there. more than just food allergies. there's a whole host of scary things that can happen to allergic kids on halloween. >> wow. before we just had to worry about cavities and our older brother stealing our candy. it's gotten so complicated, hasn't it? thank you. >> sure. >> just went through that whole peanut thing with my kid. it is no fun for anybody. holiday shopping wars are taking to the skies. we've got the inside information on walmart's big drone delivery plan. plus, dog named bambi being hailed as a hero. putting her own life on the line to save a family member.
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singer adele's first video in five years is breaking records and we just learned she's about to perform on "saturday night live." the british star will appear on the november 21st episode hosted by matthew mcconaughey. that's one day after her new album "hello" debuts and "snl's" been pretty good to adele. the last time she appeared was 2008 and her performance helped her debut album "19" jump to the itunes top spot the very next day. hollywood will once again
turn to a british comic to usher in award season and the golden globes in january. the comic actor -- we're looking at ricky gervais who is such a bad boy and so funny. his jabs are frequently raised eyebrows during the previous three times he's hosted the golden globes. tina fey, amy poehler were the host for the last three years. the golden globes honors the year's best in tv and movies, the nominations will be coming out in december. >> stars better have a thin skin that night, you know. or a thick skin. >> you got to -- >> they're going to get it a little bit. a dog named bambi is being hailed as a hero in chicago. >> if she could talk she would probably say she was just looking out for her family. their apartment caught fire last week. the dog, bambi, left the building with most of the family in the residence and ran back inside when one of his owners had not come out, he collapsed just inside. she barked to get the
firefighters' attention and would not leave until they had rescued him. >> i couldn't believe she was alive. i really couldn't. everything was just -- i couldn't see or breathe. i thought i was going to die on those stairs. the fact my dad and my dog were still in there, so that's the hardest part. >> well, the dog and her owner did suffer from serious injuries from severe smoke inhalation and they are both in the hospital. >> boy, what a story. you got to hope both of them are going to be okay. >> yeah. >> yeah, that was pretty amazing. you know, a popular retailer is asking the entire nation to just opt out of black friday. >> reie plains why it's closing its doors and what it wants you to do instead of shopping. meanwhile, walmart is doubling down on at-home delivery service. how the retail giant plans to jump into the drone game. and lots of rain and wind are going to be moving into our area. our team of meteorologists tracking what will be a nasty 24 hours, folks. our coverage continues right after this.
and now your storm team 4 forecast. >> okay. so you're thinking about hitting the road over the next few hours, well, i'll take you through the evening and through tomorrow what road conditions will be like. here's your road impacts based on the weather and the timing of the more moderate and heavy rain we're expecting. we have the green light for this evening.
rain, yes, but nothing too heavy so we're just fine. more cautionary, though, for not only tomorrow morning's rush, but tomorrow afternoon. and tomorrow evening. we've got wet, windy, nasty conditions so you'll want to leave early by tomorrow afternoon. even the potential for some thunderstorms. and some very high winds. so we'll be bordering even on hitting the red. as far as showers out there now, some south of the area overspreading, pretty scattered and pretty light. nothing, again, heavy. in terms of tomorrow, though, again, some thunderstorms for the afternoon, after 1:00, 2:00. we'll start to see the potential for some strong storms. i think our greatest risk is right here. hagerstown to charlottesville, fredericksville, reston, fairfax, as well as leesburg. that for tomorrow afternoon. this whole area will be shifting east for the evening. doug has more on how that will impact our evening rush tomorrow coming up in a few minutes. i'm pat collins at the scene
of a startling discovery alongside the baltimore/washington parkway. a car goes off the road, and then into those woods. and into a pond about 100 feet below. in that car, the body of 26-year-old marcus lee freeman. he'd been missing for ten days. he told his family he was going out to get gas, but where did he go? what did he do? and how did he end up down there? today, i talked to his dad. i'll have the story coming up at 5:00. now back to you. right now, president obama wrapping up an address at a meeting of the international association of chiefs of police and he focused largely on tougher gun laws this afternoon. the speech comes as violent crime has spiked in the city in which the speech occurred, chicago. police there blame it largely on an influx of illegal guns from
neighboring indiana. today president obama put the need for new gun laws in the context of keeping police officers safe. >> the fact is that it's too easy for criminals to buy guns and that makes your already dangerous job far more dangerous than it should be. and -- [ applause ] and it makes the communities so fearful that it's harder for them to be a good partner with you. >> the event just wraps up in chicago. chiefs of police in attendance today spoke for the need for universal background checks. at the live desk, i'm scott mcfarlane. well, we are just one day away from the next milestone in the presidential race. on the republican side the candidates will square off tomorrow night. it will be the third republican debate. and as steve handelsman reports, the front-runner baton in that race has just changed hands.
>> reporter: perfect timing for ben carson, the day before the debate, he leads for the first time in a national poll of republicans. carson at 26%. donald trump at 22% in the cbs/"the new york times" survey. the famously liberal boulder, colorado, the site of the gop debate, there are republicans. brian bower is one and he's impressed by both outsider candidates. >> i do like trump's aggressive personality. i like carson's subtle personality, but i think he can still get the job done. >> reporter: brian brinkley is torn between trump and carson. if you had to pick one now, which would you pick? >> me, i'd pick trump right now. i think he'll learn to rein it back in. >> reporter: trump who touted polls that put him on top called the latest round unscientific and on the phone to msnbc trump went after carson. >> everyone should knock out medicare, i heard that over the weekend. he wants to abolish medicare.
i think abolishing medicare you're not going to get away with that one. >> reporter: carson said he'd reduce poverty to make medicare unnecessary and he'll defend himself on the debate his staffers say but remain low key. >> you know, some people think he's laid back. i don't think very many people think that he's too laid back to be president. i think that people really, really appreciate his temperament. >> reporter: but the front-runners and the eight others at the debate seem sure to clash in the mellow foothills of boulder. before the main candidates tangle there will be another undercard debate here for others. most can no doubt be motivated by another finding in today's cbs poll that 70% of republicans are not sure who they will vote for. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, boulder, colorado. just a few hours ago a group of mortgage professionals came to capitol hill trying to correct the problem of why latinos and african-americans still aren't buying many homes. i had a chance to moderate a
panel of experts along with republican and democratic lawmakers including representative loretta sanchez. the culture in some families means they use cash which is harder for banks to measure. so experts are coming up with new ways to measure who's worthy of credit including factoring in how they pay their rent, cell phone bills, and utilities. the goal is to open up home ownership to more qualitied people. holiday shopping season is already upon us. >> yes, and we're in -- most retailers are are trying to come up with attractive promotions to lure holiday shoppers. one retailer bucking the entire seasonal trend. >> yeah, that's right. rei is going to close all 143 stores nationwide the day after thanksgiving. they're encouraging shoppers to go outside. nbc's wendy wilfork has the story. >> reporter: it's not even halloween and the countdown is already on for the frenzied holiday shopping season except for one retailer.
>> going to close all our stores, going to close our distribution, our headquarters and we've decided to opt outside. >> reporter: outdoor gear and sports retailer rei has canceled black friday. no extended hours, no door buster sales and no standing in line the day after thanksgiving. >> it's a day i think that's become synonymous with a lot of consumerism and it's part of why we've chosen this day to send a different message about what's important to us. >> reporter: hoping to start a new black friday tradition, their website is even encouraging shoppers to do something that doesn't involve shopping at all. >> probably about 99% of my holiday shopping online. >> reporter: according to a consumer survey by retailmenot.com, much of that shopping will occur before thanksgiving. >> 85% are actually expecting retailers to have deals in the stores before black friday. >> reporter: so maybe rei's bold move to stop the madness of black friday and go outside
might actually start a new trend. >> it's always hard to guess what's going to happen over the holiday sales. as you might imagine, we're hoping for some snow and some great outside weather certainly helps our business. >> reporter: an unprecedented business move that might change the holiday shopping season for good. nbc news. and still ahead, new information emerges about the woman behind the wheel in that deadly crash at oklahoma state university.
and we're looking at when we could expect the heaviest rain to develop and most like tlaly that's tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow afternoon, future weather around 5:00. notice northern virginia in very heavy rainfall, maybe some thunder, lightning, there, too. if that's the case, we're going to see some wind. watch what happens around 8:00 a little bit of a break here, right, but then watch as the actual cold front comes through and look at the line of storms that develops. if this does, in fact, happen we could see 30, 40, even 50 mile an hour winds. now coming up, veronica johnson is going to have a little bit more on what to expect rain wise. how much will you see? when will this rain move out? she has the forecast in just a minute. right now the chinese government is tracking a u.s. navy ship that is sailing close to a disputed island in the south china sea. this guided missile destroyer went within 12 miles of an artificial island built by china
over the past year. the philippines, taiwan and vietnam are all claiming this territory around the island and that area one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. they say the military will take any steps to protect the country's security. this afternoon, a woman is placed on suicide watch accused of intentionally plowing her car into a crowded homecoming parade and killing four people at oklahoma state university. adacia chambers remains in a solitary cell held on a million-dollar bond. in two weeks she's going to be formally charged with four counts of second-degree murder. her attorney says she doesn't fully understand the gravity of what happened or the pain she caused. he says chambers has a history of mental illness, but her family never saw it coming. >> and i tried to wrap my mind around that, if she was in such a bad state, why didn't i see that? >> we told you about the four
people who were killed at the parade. five more are still in critical condition in a hospital. dramatic accounts from survivors about the cause of a whale-watching boat capsizing. and we're still following that developing story in south carolina. the justice department has launched an investigation into that classroom confrontation. now we've uncovered new information about the resource officer involved.
and now your storm team 4 forecast. >> since the early part of the week storm team 4 has been telling you about this big system moving in and how conditions were really going to deteriorate during tonight. and they will do just that. here's some action items for r your day on wednesday. we're expecting heavy rain and wind. le leave early for appointments. watch for the wet leaves. we are expecting the wind is going to take down the wet leaves that already are at color as well as ponding at area roads. make sure you secure loose items around your home. winds will again be picking up tonight and throughout the day tomorrow. showers right now from clinton to woodbridge, around waldorf. nothing too heavy. see they're more scattered to our south especially 66 and a lot more to come. it will continue overspreading our area during the evening hours. 58 degrees the temperature. we're at 58. at 11:00 p.m. the temperatures hold steady and start rising into the early part of the day
tomorrow. meanwhile i think by 1 11:00 to midnight, everywhere we'll see wet weather around. nothing too heavy at midnight. that changes for early tomorrow morning. i think with rain and wind, travel will be slow early. temperatures 55 to 58 degrees. as far as temperatures for the remainder of the day tomorrow, with the overcast sky and the rain falling, temperatures are going to start going up into the upper 60s to around 70 degrees during tomorrow afternoon. there's your heavy thunderstorms. with even some thunderstorms at 10:00 tomorrow evening. this front isn't going to come through our area until after midnight so throughout the day tomorrow, we climb, upper 60s to around 70. even at 11 p.m., mid-night, temperatures will still be plenty warm. we're expecting quite a bit of warm anywhere from an inch to over 2 inches in areas in purple and red. so for leesburg, for culpeper, charlottesville, areas like around statin, there will be a lot of rain. that's the areas i think could see some of the strongest winds up around 30, 40 miles per hour. those winds. here's a look at the day
tomorrow. really how those winds are going to be ramping up. up to 40 mile per hour gusts by tomorrow evening. meanwhile, here's a look at your steam team four-day forecast for thursday, 74. we dry out. halloween is looking dry with sunshine. the temperature during the afternoon, 60 degrees. by time for trick-or-treating, about 50 so it is going to be getting cooler. we have a lot more on the impact from the big system that is going to continue to move our way coming up on news 4 at 5:00. well, some of you may find this video disturbing whether you've seen it or not. the justice department is now joining the investigation into what is shown on this cell phone video. a resource officer is slamming a female student to the ground. as nbc's jay gray reports, some parents say the officer's actions are racist. >> reporter: a classmate's cell phone video shows the confrontation unfold inside a columbia, south carolina, high school. a student who witnesses say was asked several times to leave the classroom refused. then was taken down by a school
resource officer, and as this video from another student's camera shows, thrown across the floor. >> i think he took it way too far. i don't think a woman should be handled like that in any circumstance. >> reporter: while others in the community say the deputy was just doing his job. >> the force was a little excessive but if the student had done what she was supposed to do in the first place it wouldn't have ever taken place. >> reporter: the young woman and a second student were arrested for disturbing school. the school district and sheriffs department are investigating the incident and the justice department has opened a separate civil rights inquiry. the resource officer in the video deputy ben fields has been with the sheriffs department since 2004. he was sued in 2007, along with several other officers, for excessive force, but was exonerated. he's been named in a second suit along with other school officials that claims fields unfairly and recklessly targets african-american students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity. that case is still pending. as a new round of investigations now begins.
jay gray, nbc news. up in new york city, a community is mourning the loss of a police officer who was killed in the line of duty. this morning, fellow officers carried randolph holder's casket into greater ame cathedral. hundreds of police saluted. officer holder died last week when shot in the head. he'd been chasing a man after responding to a call of shots fired for a stolen bike. holder's funeral will be held tomorrow. for 24 hours the united nations voted to condemn the u.s. trade embargo in cuba. this annual rite repeated again today but this year there's a difference. it's the first vote since washington and havana have normalized relations. president obama told the u.n. last month that he hoped the embargo would be lifted. only congress has that power. the final vote today, the embargo, 191-2, only israel joined the u.s. in voting against it.
general motors is recalling more than a million vehicles that can leak oil and catch fire. this is at least the third gm recall since 2008 to fix the same issue. the recalls affect older sedans and coups from the 1997 to 2004 model years. gm says repairs from the initial recalls didn't work in some cases and more than 1,300 vehicles have caught fire after they'd been fixed. we posted details on the affected models on our nbc washington app. retailers are in a pretty fierce battle for your shopping dollars. that's got walmart, you know, looking to the sky for new profits. the megaretailer is looking to start using drains to compete with amazon and other stores. walmart is already testing the drones inside. the company's asking the faa for permission to try out the unmanned planes which it would use for home delivery, cart-side pickup and taking inventory. and a new rule takes effect soon regarding e-cigarettes on airplanes. electronic cigarettes or battery-operated smoking devices will not be allowed in your
checked baggage because the device can overheat, cause fires when the heating element is accidentally activated or left on. they'll still be allowed in carry-on bags. passengers cannot recharge them while on the plane. this change takes effect within two weeks. the u.s. women's soccer team just picked up another honor. meeting with president barack obama at the white house. the president commended the woman for their world cup victory. team is in the middle of a ten-match victory tour. president obama says the women won not only with skill but with style, excitement, and class. says their victory was about a lot more than just soccer. >> they've inspired millions of girls to dream bigger, and by the way, inspired millions of boys to look at girls differently which is just as important. >> well, before he left, the president did walk over and took a few selfies with the members of the team. after the ceremony, captain abby
womback announced she's going to retire. oh, counting the hours until prince harry arrives in our little town. he will be meeting with wounded service members tomorrow and be attending a dinner at the british ambassador's house. this visit is part of the run-up to next year's invictus games for wounded warriors. the contest will take place in orlando and prince harry organized the inaugural games in london in 2014. we're working on several developing stories in our newsroom right now. the number of violent crimes is rising in the district. neighborhoods such as capitol hill and china town have seen a dramatic spike in armed robberies just in the last month. tonight, d.c. police chief cathie lanier will hold a community meeting to address residents' kconcerns. coming up at 5:00 you'll hear from a council member who says people are afraid to walk the streets and the mayor who explains what's being done to calm those fears. and some video you saw first on news 4 is leading to changes
to the prince george's county school system. the video shows a school bus driver texting and driving with kids on board. at 5:00, we're going to tell you what the district is doing that's going to make it easier to punish drivers if they do something like this down the road. chaos on the water. the first fisherman who arrived at that sinking whale-watching vote describes the frigid and frantic rescue. 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.
evening commute and the radar is picking up rain. chief meteorologist doug kammerer leads our storm team coverage in two minutes. the first rescuer to reach that capsized whale-watching boat in canada says some of the survivors are are blaming huge waves for what happened. now, the boat capsized sunday off the coast of vancouver island. five people died. one is still missing. nbc's miguel almagare has more on the investigation. >> reporter: surrounded by majestic beauty, the nightmare runs deep. towed into calmer waters, it's the chaos on this vessel many will never forget. >> they're just laying around the boat lifeless. >> reporter: ken lucas says he was the first to arrive at the sinking ship. the fisherman plucking 13 people out of the frigid 50-degree water. everyone, he says, was in shock, most suffering from hypothermia. 21 aboard the popular whale-watch tour were rescued.
five lives lost in these waters. later today divers will resume the search for the one passenger still missing. the owner of jamie's whaling station spoke out about the tragedy on his boat but didn't address any possible cause for the accident. >> i'm absolutely amazed at the -- the support we've experienced in the last 24 hours. we're all traumatized. >> reporter: with investigators poring over boat maintenance records, interviewing passengers and crew, they'll also focus on conditions. a choppy sea mariners say can quickly turn violent. >> we know the crews are still searching for that missing man. the thing is the boat had life jackets for 50 adults and 20 kids. but nobody was actually wearing them. news 4 at 5:00 starts now with jim and wendy. right now at 5:00, we're going to hear from the father of a man who was found dead in an overturned car along the b.w.
parkway. where was he going? how did he end up in that ravine? plus what police are telling news 4 tonight about this video they sent us showing officers using force to make an arrest. the changes coming after students catch a bus driver texting behind the wheel in maryland. but we're going to begin tonight with the weather. rain is moving into our area. and the threat of high winds and storms may be coming right along with it. >> as predicted. chief meteorologist doug kammerer in the storm center where he just updated the timeline for us. >> yeah, veronica jauohnson and have been looking at this all afternoon. we'll see the rain continue to move on this evening. not a lot going on across our region. light rain, shower activity, drizzle. most of the area on the dry side. this is what we told you yesterday, the rain would have a hard time moving in today. a lot of dry air at the surface. showers around waldorf, 301, fredericksburg. a lot of this stuff not even reaching the ground. it's down to the south, this is where all the moisture's coming
from. look at the train of moisture coming right off of the atlantic right in toward the mountains here back forward the southwestern virginia area and parts of north carolina. that rain will all move into our area overnight tonight into the day tomorrow. we are expecting a lot of rain out of this. maybe a half an inch to 2 inches total. winds is going to be a big factor, too. right now it's rather cloudy and it is cool outside. 57 in frederick. only 52 right now winchester. 50 toward culpeper. right now frederick fredericks degrees. temperatures going up. rain coming down. the wind will be howling tomorrow. we'll talk much more about that coming up in the next ten minutes. what we're learning about a man found dead in a crashed car along the b.w. parkway more than a week after he went missing. this is where his car was finally spotted yesterday by some work crews near the exit for 198. but the story starts with the night he went missing. for that, pat collins talked to his father. t?