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toward rockville and you see it around the city of fairfax and over toward warrenton and very heavy rain in that area and one of those locations just to the north of fairfax coming over to the hernandar herndon area and canceled its halloween parade that was supposed to go on today and there is more rain and look at the rain around the reston area moving across the potomac into montgomery county and this is a wave that's in for the next two hours and another wave back to the west along with the front moving its wye through here, too. coming up over the next 15 minutes or so i'll track the next wave and i'll show you how that one could be the strongest wave of the day. >> remember, you can track the storm with the interactive radar and we'll send you alerts to keep you prepared throughout this weather system. now to breaking news right now in the district, two children were shot getting off a metro bus. >> and the police investigation means several major roads are closed off.
upon this is all unfolding near east capital street and bening road in the northeast quadrant. let's go to pat collins at the scene. >> reporter: wendy, a large crime scene on east capital street and police tape extending down there for blocks. at the center of the investigation, this metro bus. it's a 97 metro bus that was going from capitol heights to cardoza. as it came to a stop near the shrimp boat, a popular restaurant on east capitol street, two young men got off the bus, and as they got off the bus they were shot. one of those teenagers went back on the bus for help. the other one lay wounded here on the ground. the two teenagers were taken to the hospital. we are told that they have non-life-threatening injuries. a few minutes ago our jackie bensen talked to a witness. he asked not to be identified.
>> the suspect ran off the back of the bus while it was still open. >> were you trying to get on the bus? >> no. i was standing right there when i heard the shots and everything. i saw one person flee that way? >> did you know they were shots right away? about how many were there? about five. >> the investigation continues on the intersection of benning road and capital street. as you know, there are cameras on the bus and there are cameras outside the bus and investigators are reviewing the video from those cameras to try to figure out what actually happened here. but for now, back to you. all right, pat, at the live desk we're tracking the saga of the runaway blimp from maryland and we're getting pictures of the damage that blimp did. the lines that you see are drag marks that once moored the blimp to the ground and that cable is
being blamed for thousands of power outages in central pennsylvania. 1500 homes without power. watch it make its descent. there were two f-16s that scrambled to follow this blimp and air traffic was re-routed around it and it finally came down around millville, pennsylvania, and not far from bloomsburg near interstate 81 and it made a 65-mile trip from aberdeen and that part of pennsylvania and defense officials are trying to figure out how the blimp broke loose from the tether in maryland. at the live desk, i'm scott macfarlane. details on the story you heard first on news 4, metro is in the final stage of hiring its new general manager. transportation reporter adam tuss reported that it is in. tell us when that deal will get done, adam. >> reporter: that's just it.
there is a final candidate and he has agreed he has found a job and sources tell us this candidate is a local transportation official. >> metro's remaining tight-lipped about who is about to assume the reins, but riders say there are certainly issues that will have to be ironed out. >> i think they're going to pay for things and they'll keep people accountable and make sure it's safe and reliable. sources tell news 4 there is a consensus for the metro board about who the next general manager should be and now it's a matter of crossing ts and dotting is getting the deal done and throughout this whole process, police will talk about a new type of leader and someone who could be a, quote, change agent. it would help, but you get somebody in there that can restore the confidence that people can rally behind, and then i think, really, you'll have a change agent because god knows metro needs change. >> other riders like scott give metro a passing grade even with
delays and breakdown. >> things happen. accidents happen, track work happens. that's life. >> reporter: a new gm expected to be named in the coming days. we did talk to transportation experts about how this next gm should run metro. coming up at 6:00, say about some of the untraditional methods being talked about, wendy, back to you. >> all right, adam tuss. the information on a hit and run driver who hit and killed a marine in our area just went up. corporal ferrell was hit by a pickup truck. he was hit on the night of september 29th. police believe that truck will have damage on its passenger side. the reward is now up to $4500. 1. david culver coming to you from fairfax county circuit court where just moments ago the jury got the case against charles severance. this morning started out with closing arguments.
the prosecution, they were deliberate and pointed to a motive. they say charles severance is a man who hates alexandria elite, even going so far as to say he committed political assassinations, but the defense fought back saying the pros cure thes were jumping to conclusions without forensic evidence. more than three weeks of testimony and evidence now left for a jury of 12 to sift through. they'll determine charles severance's innocence or guilt. prosecutors telling jurors severance hates alexandria stemming from a child custody battle. ladies and gentlemen, that's what these crimes were, political assassinations, the prosecutor argued. the defendant wanted revenge against those who in his view kidnapped his child. through an hour-long slide show the prosecution painted the story of a charles severance who first took his revenge with nancy dunning in 2003 and ron kirby in 2013 and ruthanne
lodato just last year. the prosecutors left jurors with this. it's your opportunity to tell the families that their deaths were not in vain. the defendant started the war and it is up to you to end it. severance's defense team fought back, trying to discred witness after witness. the defense called them the commonwealth helpers and described them as, quote, people who came into court whose stories evolved over time and told you something radzicily different from their initial reports arguing that the witness's stories changed to match what prosecutors wanted. the defense pointed out, there is no forensic evidence, adding, quote, not one shred, not one hair, not one fiber and not one link of dna. nothing that links mr. severance to the crime scenes. >> even after at ho hour, jurors are deliberating behind me. they have a lot to get through including 2100 pages of severance's own writings. >> since the prosecution always gets to bat last in these
things. what would that lack of farrencic evidence, what did the prosecution due to try to address that. >> no dna evidence and no reason. they say severance wore latex gloves and they found those gloves in his possession when he was arrested. >> all right. david culver, thank you, david. the search is on tonight for the man who police tell us tried to rape a woman in the alexandria area. this is the sketch of the man they're looking for tonight. we are told he attacked a woman in the laundry room outside duke street in the landmark area. if you know anything about this, police want to know from anyone who thinks this sketch of someone they may know. a prestigious school is out tonight. it made the move after a news 4 report on allegations that at least one teacher was spanking students and the principal
didn't take action after he learned of the allegations. this is a story you will see only on news 4. >> reporter: this is an update to a story that you saw first on 4. it is one of the premiere schools and last year voted a national blue ribbon school. now we are being told that the principal has been temporarily removed pending an investigation into allegations of abuse inside of this school. last week, we were the first to talk with the parent who says that his child was spanked in front of the classroom by a teacher who has since left this school and is apparently working in another school district. he complained about transparency saying the principal did not handle that case or other cases within the school properly. now we are learning that nasir abbai, the principal of the school has been temporarily removed as the prince george's county school system looks into the charges. parents learned about the news as they picked up their children and received a letter from the
school system explaining to them that they now have a new, temporary principal is wrapped up. >> coming up on news 4 at 6:00 and here is a parent who says his child was abused inside of the school. i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. >> the officer who violently snatched a student out of the classroom has been fired, but the investigation in the case is not over. >> a success story about a new fitness studio opening in maryland has turned nasty now. why two local persons say they were bullied when they made headlines in the paper. a car plows into an alexandria home. i'm shomari stone, i'll tell you more about the driver and how this is not the first car to crash here, now. >> this is our weather alert day sxoo the early part of the night
and by morning we'll be doing a lot better. prince william county, right over 66 and we've got more of the moderate and heavy rain now ending up in areas of montgomery county and around rockville and we're not done yet. we'll show you when the worst we'll show you when the worst comes through in a couple 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
you're looking at a live picture now. you can make out the national cathedral in northwest d.c., very thick skies. lots of cloud cover. doug has his eye on the radar. he and v.j. will join us with the latest. this is something we brought you on news 4 at 11:00 last night. this video of a car wedged into the living room of a home in fairfax count pep now we've learned the driver's name and the history of crashes that have happened near this home. news 4's shomari stone is live there tonight with the latest on the this. shomari? >> reporter: well, tonight police released the name of the driver and that car. it's 28-year-old antonio beatty. people who live in this community are concerned. this is the third crash near this house within the past three years. some folks are concerned that their home could be next. >> this is the last year. it's three times.
>> reporter: melanie jonas isn't surprised this honda accord crashed into the house across the street. the third car crash in two and a half years in her neighborhood. >> things happen, but you never know, but i'm fine. i've been here for nine years. >> reporter: last august police telling a fire truck rolled over and took out the fence where the car crashed last night. this guy saw what happened last august. >> that pole, knocked it over and took the fence and kept on going and ended up on the next yard and tipped over. two more accidents happened on the intersection of smithway drive and beacon hill road, but last night's was fatal. police tell us a 28-year-old man and his passenger were in a stolen car speeding on beacon hill road on the wrong way of the street. they lost control, hit a curb and drove through rea wynder's
yard. >> i thought it was mist from the water, but it was from the car. >> reporter: neighbors told me the father and mother who live in the house along with their two young sons were at church. rea is thinking about putting up a barrier around her yard. >> i thought of even putting up a stonewall in the back kind of around the edge of my perimeter. >> reporter: you are now looking at a live picture of the house and look at all of that debris on the front porch. now the homeowner is not here. tonight, police are investigating to see if the driver antonio beatty was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. worth mentioning that authorities are also investigating to see if the driver was actually being chased at the time of the crash. coming up at 6:00, we'll tell you what authorities say they found inside the car. live in the alexandria section of fairfax county, i'm shomari stone. news 4. the school resource officer seen throwing this high school
student in south carolina now out of a job. ben fields did not follow proper procedures when he tried to remove the disruptive student from the classroom. it shows fields flipping the tone over her desk. >> i can tell you what he should not have done. what he should not have done was thrown the student. that's what he should not have done. >> the fbi and the justice department and the south carolina state law enforcement, they've all opened separate investigations. the disruptive student and another classmate are both under arrest accused of caution the disturbance. the nation's report card is out tonight and it's not one maryland will want to put on the fridge. scores dropped in math and reading at both the fourth and eighth grade levels. the state education department also found that it points out that scores are still above the national average except for fourth grade math, but maryland
was the only state to see drops in both subjects and both grades. the reality is few school systems actually found any good news here. nationally, 40% of fourth graders are at above proficiency in math. eighth graders dropped 2% as well and reading scores saw similar results. a higher bar has now been set and kids aren't reaching it. maryland says more students with disabilities and foreign language students took part this year. >> he's here, but not for long. britain's prince harry is here in our area for a special visit. he joined the first lady michelle obama and dr. biden so he can meet with wounded warriors. along with taking in a basketball game featuring wounded warriors, print harry promoted his 2016 invictus games. it's an events that he hopes will break down the stigma surrounding injuries, both
physical and mental. >> i'm in no doubt that my two deployments to afghanistan changed the direction of my life. there is very little that can truly prepare you for the reality of war. >> reporter: since his first experience on the front lines, prince harry says he felt he had a responsibility to help all veterans who have made huge, personal sacrifices. he's dedicated much of his time to the cause and in 2013 became inspired by a visit to the wounded war games in colorado. >> i saw the power that sport can play in the recovery of both mind and body. >> reporter: harry said anyone would be inspired by their achievements, so last year he launched the invictus games, wounded soldiers from more than a dozen nations playing in the london olympic venues. >> the invictus games seek to change perceptions of physical and mental injury. >> reporter: harry says it's important to break down barriers around the invisible injuries like post traumatic stress disorder. >> this fear of coming forward around the stigma that surrounds
mental health is one of the greatest challenges the veterans face today. >> reporter: back at the games, harry had a message for team usa. >> i'm sure the american public will embrace the invictus games just as the british games, i can't wait to see you all in orlando. you better bring it, usa. >> they're set to take place in may of next year. there will be competitors from around the world that will be taking part. wendy? >> thank you, pat. she says she never felt good enough. now a woman who has dealt with anorexia is sharing her journey with the world. find out why that journey brought her here to washington and we'll tell you about a battle over $1 billion that could impact insurance rates for could impact insurance rates for
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weather alert day. it is a bad hair day, veronica and doug. make it go away! >> make it go away. >> it will be gone by this time tomorrow, but right now we have the heaviest rain of the day coming across the area and there's more to come. >> i'll take you through hour by hour you and around this evening and into tonight. >> let's talk about what we are seeing right now and one thing we're starting to see some lightning and actually the first thunderstorm of the day and down
to culpeper county and you can see just about everybody seeing some rain across the region and heaviest rain through parts of gaithersburg and right on through i-70 and right down toward the district and they'll zoom in around herndon and reston seeing heavy rain right over the dulles toll road and you can see route 7, and here's the toll road and you can see the hepy rain and any time that we're dealing with yellows and we know we're dealing with heavy rainfall and we have reds, too. look at this. a lot of lightning associated with this and if you can help me with that, i want to zoom in on this guy and notice the lightning associated with this right around the culpeper area and once again, we will continue to watch as this moves up toward the east and there's that storm right there around culpeper and stop right there, perfect. this is all within the last ten minutes and this lightning, any storms that develop including a storm like this could have the potential for strong winds and if you're in culpeper, watch
out, you may see some of these and these will continue to move up toward the north and east and watch out around the remington area and fauquier county and all of this moving through. this is with one wave. we will have another wave that will come through later tonight and it's still back to the west and it's well ahead of the cold front and you can see it back here through parts of west virginia and around the roanoke region and that can bring storms in, too, veronica has the timing on that, right now. v.j.? >> most of you will be hopefully inside. you will hear the rain pick up and you will hear the rain hitting your roof just a little harder and as we started here at 5:00, closer to the time period right now with the moderate rains heading up toward frederick and hagerstown and as we get into 9:00, i think we get a bit of a break and here we are at midnight and it will start to come together and with it again, pockets of moderate rain and it will be raining pretty heavy at times and by 5 a.m., it's out of
here and east of here and we'll start tomorrow morning with cloud cover as well as some fairly decent, more high temperatures, but it will be coming down by late tomorrow. >> and it's looking like a mild right now across the region and we have the rain through downtown and 70 degrees and we have the southerly components of the wind at 8 miles an hour. the bus stop forecast, and i don't think you'll need the umbrellas tomorrow or the jackets. look at the high tomorrow around 72 degrees by 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon and we will see more cloud cover move in during the afternoon tomorrow and not all sunshine and pretty nice day on the thursday and we have another front that comes through tomorrow afternoon and that will drop it to the high temperature in the 50s to 60. saturday weir talking halloween and temperatures around 60 degrees there and for trick-or-treaters we'll be down into the low 50s for the most part and happy halloween for sure and looking pretty good for
the kids and cool for trick-or-treating and temperatures in the low 50s by 5:00, 6:00 and remember that sun going down around the 6:00 hour and it goes down an hour earlier on sunday and we'll talk more about that and the rest of next week coming up in a few minutes. >> at 5:00 tonight, overcrowded schools. some kids have to eat lunch in the hallways. find out how a new plan can get students much-needed elbow room, but it comes at a pretty big price. also, they're on thousand of athletic fields and some say they're a cancer risk. the latest on rubber turf. and danceoff. a d.c. cop shows off some pretty fancy footwork.
>> there's that 270 split which is tons of fun on any given day and we have a lot of wet roads out there for your evening commute, but doug says there will be clearing by material so hang in there. >> just hibernate. it is a battle over $1 billion that has been brewing for years. >> it can impact people in our region. >> at the center of the fight is care first bluecross blueshield and whether the insurance giant is complying with requirements to spend excess funds on community benefits. >> news 4 has more on how it will impact just about everyone
in our region. >> reporter: like all insurance companies carefirst has a surplus to ensure it can always pay policyholders' claims. right now carefirst has a surplus of nearly $1 billion. >> or approximately $963.5 million. >> care first which has 3.3 million policyholders in d.c., maryland and virginia is a non-profit and required by congress to give any excess surplus back to the community. years ago the district determined that care first has an excess surplus of $268 million that should be split between d.c., maryland and virginia. care first has disputed that ruling. citizens groups want the d.c. council to freeze any increase until it starts paying out the district share of that money. >> we're talking about $56 million at a minimum, we think. some of it could go to rate reductions. some of it could go to build clinics. some of it could go to public health education campaigns.
>> care first says d.c. is wrong. >> there is no excess surplus and there have been, as i noted in the testimony, there have been actuarial reviews over the last six to even years that have come to the same conclusion. >> reporter: and the maryland insurance commissioner agrees with care first that paying down any of the company's surplus could be risky. >> it's definitely something that would put the ultimate financial stability of the company in jeopardy and into question. >> the commissioner is expected to render a final ruling in early december. >> the reason that d.c. insurance commissioner's final ruling is so important that while care first has customers in d.c., maryland and virginia and all three jurisdictions would share in the money, congress gave the district the authority to regulate care first. care first maintains that the three jurisdictions cannot be separated when it comes to disperse anything excess funds. jim, wendy? >> mark, thank you.
these are carcinogens. the rubber tires themselves contain carcinogens and toxic materials and we need a large-scale study over a period of time to see what the impact is if any. >> last friday a congressional committee citing an nbc news investigation on the so-called crumb rubber athletic fields demanded answers from the environmental protection agency about the safety of these crumb rubber turf on thousands of fields across the country. nbc's investigation first aired in october of 2014. when stephanie gosk introduced us to a soccer coach who had noticed some common illnesses among the soccer players and wondered if there was a connection to the artificial turf they were playing on. that turf made from crumb rubber, the product of ground-up car and truck tires. nbc followed up a year later and found that opponents of the
fields and the industry that manufactures them and says they are safe agree on at least one thing, the federal government by not acting conclusively has failed them both and has also failed the public and local governments who need to make decisions on what kinds of fields to install. >> now the house energy and commerce committee has given the epa until november 6th to provide some answers. stephanie gosk joins us from new york. frank pollone, he did say it was fortunate important to get to the bottom of this and these art firm turfs are becoming more prevalent. why is that? >> they are, beenedy, and this is why the issue matters so much because it affects thousands, tens of thousands kids and their parents around the country, and these fields really solve a problem for people and for communities and if you think about it, a grass field when it gets rainy or gets played on a
lot becomes unusable pretty quickly so having something that's artificial like this and made the way that it is. it has the give of a natural field and it's actually a little bit safer in that regard because it's flat and consistent, but it also can take a pounding. kids can play on it all day long, seven days a week and it still stays in good shape, unlike that grass field and it's a bit cheaper. once you put it in, there isn't a lot of upkeep and you don't have to water it and you can see why communities who raise money and probably have strapped budgets to begin with are looking at these fields as a solution to get kids outside and playing on them, but as we mentioned in our reports there are some questions. wendy? >> so why do some people believe that this is harmful and is anyone suggesting that they need to be pulling up this stuff? >> reporter: well, as you heard frank pollon essay the carcinogens are used in tires
and the concern that these are then ingested into the body or the contact or perhaps the fumes could somehow be dangerous, but the debate is whether that's the case or not and you have experts on both sides, whether it's the industry or expert outside the industry that any levels if they're there at all are perfectly safe. we've spoken to some experts including a pediatrician at mount sinai hospital in new york who said that young children shouldn't be exposed to these materials at all and he called on the playgrounds that are made up of similar material to be ripped up, and behind him, of course, parents and the coach that we found who do think that they should be replaced with organic fields. wendy? >> again, the house energy and commerce committee have given the epa until november 6th to provide some answers. nbc's stephanie gosk, thank you so much. >> you're welcome. a woman's trip to washington
fueling her fight against an eating disorder. what she says can be done now to help others who suffer like her. and some of the heaviest rain of the day moving through parts of the region right now. that's why we have a weather alert day and even thunderstorms starting to develop and move through, too.
he says those places were just houses and not real homes where you build foundations with people who love you. his dream is to some day build homes and we took him to a visit to the architectural firm. >> so all of these are places you have started on? >> these are completed projects. >> 15-year-old xavier was impressed with the map showing the architectural firm that they've designed. >> xavier says he wants to be an architect so he can build good homes for people to live in. >> i was raised in not such a good place, but i wanted to make a difference. >> he came into foster care when he was a young child and then he was adopted and then five years ago that adoptive placement was no longer an option for him. >> through no fault of xaviers, there were problems in the adoptive home and after several years he ended up back in the foster care system.
some kids are shy about trying again. >> would you like to find a permanent home? >> i would love to. >> how about adoption? what do you think about that? >> well, i'm open to it, it's just i don't want to get hurt again. >> i'm looking at a family that will absolutely 100% commit to him lifelong. >> i need someone who will always be there and say you can do this. i'm very proud of you. >> he's got a bright future and he needs that cheerleading squad behind him. >> architects think xavier has a bright future as an architect and they gave him a hard hat to take home, encouraging him to make good on his dream to build a better future. with that family he so hopes to grow up with. >> he'll have to get a haircut if he's going to wear a hard hat, but if you have room for your home and hearts for xavier or another child who is waiting police call our special adoption hotline, he's a wonderful young man and very smart.
the number is 1-88-to-adopt-me. >> thanks, barbara. montgomery county students needs some space and it will cost more than $1 billion for them to get it. >> ahead, rain on the roof at seneca valley high school is literally leaking water into their computer center. the story ahead. we are starting to see storms fire now on storm team 4 radar and we have stormy conditions and stormy travel for the next six hours and we'll the next six hours and we'll s
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.
we haven't seen much in the way of thunderstorms in the early part of today, but now that's changing and we're starting to see storms fire to the west and with it high winds. >> those storms will continue to come through here for the next one to two hours and we'll get a break and another round later this evening. >> head's up, folks. we're talking about just past midnight. right now, areas in red and showing up in storm team 4 radar
and around leesburg just over 9:00 and leaving in the middleburgh area and some moderate to heavy rain and rainfall rates over an inch of an hour in spots and same thing around dam afternooniascus and over 70 and the western side of howard county and another pocket right here. fauquier county pushing east-northeast ward to all of these areas here like marshall and areas like middleburgh by 6:00 this evening. so there will be more pockets of moderate to heavy rain coming through. our temperatures i think will take a little bit of a dip as we go into the mid-60s. doug, you're looking at when the highest winds will come through with a couple of these lines. >> the line of thunderstorms that's the one we're watching that cld have winds gusting upward of 40 miles per hour across the area. i want to show you what we're talking about. the severe weather is tonight and some stronger storms and
high winds will be our biggest risk and heavy rain, you already know that's out there and we've seen that already and watch out for that heavy rain and it will come down very quickly and that could lead to isolated flooding and that's a low to medium threat and not a big threat for the flooding and there could be localized flooding and give yourself plenty of extra time. right now we're seeing winds gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour and with this next little line that we're seeing come through that could be at 35 miles per hour in through fairfax county, loudoun county and montgomery county over the next couple of hours and late tonight down to 25 miles per hour and how much rain are we going to see with this, half an inch to an inch of rain and some locations upward of half an inch of rain before this is all and said done and again, this is through midnight tonight and it does look like we'll have one more line and one more band of rain coming through the cold front and that looks to come through right around 11:00, 12:001:00 in the morning. and we'll continue to watch
that, too. >> the good news is by tomorrow morning we'll start clearing out and the wind will still be up around 20 miles per hour or so and the temperatures will be around the low to mid-60s and it may make it feel cool and what to wear out the door. you will not need a coat, but you will need a jacket and leave the scarf and gloves at home. winds early in the day as well as late in the day and our high temperature comes just after noon, 1:00 or so within the temperatures its come down as the weather front comes through our area and some of the looks like win chester and leesburg and frederick will be in the 60s instead of the low 70s tomorrow and still clouds around and it's not until the end of the day when we see more sunshine across the area and for the school, halloween parades still around and still cautionary around the clouds and lower temperatures still in the low to mid-60s and by afternoon tomorrow, we have late-day sunshine and breezy
conditions, as well and friday, right now, chilly sunshine or temps for highs across the area will only be in the 50s. 72 for a high temperature tomorrow. 60 on friday and a lot of neighborhoods though, staying in the 50s and then for saturday, look at that, trick-or-treat forecast and 60 degrees, we maxed out saturday afternoon and by the time the trick-or-treaters head out, low 50s across the area. you may need to cover them up just a little bit until they get going up and down the street. mid-60s on sunday, right now, some clouds will be moving into the area with a chance of rain sunday and the afternoon right through at least a good part of monday. our temps in the mid to upper 60s. at least the mid part of next week. take a look at the shot and again some nasty roads out there as we look across the area to kennedy center there and we have a lot more coming up in this weather alert day in just a few. montgomery county schools just unveiled a 1.7 billion plan to improve the schools and that
area is having a hard time keeping up with a population boom. news 4's chris gordon reports on how today's rainy weather draws attention to the desperate need for big repairs at at least one germantown school. >> montgomery county is the fastest growing school system in maryland. >> in the past decade, we've grown over 18,000 students and it's the equivalent of needing 25 newell ementry schools j but they don't have the money or land for that. today superintendent larry bowers is unveiling his six-year capital improve ams program at a cost of $1.7 billion, it includes ten new classroom addition projecteds and a new l elementary school in clarksburg. >> we need to put money into maintaining the older buildings and to replace those buildings. >> reporter: seneca valley high school is 40 years old. it's scheduled to be rebuilt in the next few years.
today principal dr. mark cohen showed me around. >> one of the challenges that we face as an old building that needs to be renovate side dealing with things like a leaky roof. any time it rains a a day like today the water has to be captured in the trash cam. >> the county school system and the montt bomby roo county council will work together to fund the $1.7 billion capital improvements program. councilman craig rice says the state needs to do more. >> and the administration needs to step up throughout the state when it comes to allocating more money for school construction. >> while the construction program to ease overcrowding also provides $11 million for artificial turf, athletic fields for all county high schools and the story ahead for news 4 at 6:00. in montgomery county, chris gordon, news 4. muriel bowser reacted to the video of a d.c. police officer dancing with a teenager calling
it an innovative way to keep it safer and stronger. the officer told a group of teens to disperse and one of them started playing watch me, the whip and nay nay song. instead of fighting the officer told the student she had better moves than that. after a few minutes the two agreed they both won and they hugged. they hugged it out and all went on their way and if you want to see more of the dancing competition and want to watch me nay nay, head to nbc's washington facebook page and just search dancing officer. >> boy, they've got the moves, don't they. >> i think i speak for everyone in the community when they say no one wants to watch you nay nay. >> no, they don't! >> they have been bullied and fat shamed and two women are speaking out about the not so nice note they got on the heels of opening a new business. news 4's erika gonzalez has more on the way the women responded.
>> four, three. >> reporter: entrepreneurs with diverse fitness backgrounds. >> i was a dancing growing up. >> i've been an athlete my entire life. >> make sure the knees are going out over the toes. >> karen and megan teach an exercise class called barre. the local newspaper did a story about the new business. >> shortly thereafter were sent to the women called you're fat. i hope you are practicing what you preach. megan saw it first. >> i cried. i was so upset. >> the two talked about it at great length and then decided to do something about it. >> we want to show women that you can totally rise above it. >> they told the story on facebook. in just a couple of days, thousands of people reached, hundreds of shares and lengthy comments of support. >> we're getting messages from arizona, minnesota, california, people that have never even met us. >> reporter: while they say they know who sent the mean words
because the person signed their name and address on the envelope, they wouldn't divulge. >> i think that takes us down to a different level and that's not why we're here. we always want to elevate ourselves and our clients. >> they're choosing to turn the other cheek. >> i don't want to be mean. >> stead of retaliating with more mean words. >> come on in, take a person from the person you called fat and see how you do. >> to a hard work out for any body. erika gonzalez, news 4. >> she made a very public plea for help. >> a woman battling an eating disorder explain yes her treatment failed and why her
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>> just a few months ago she weighed just 40 pounds. now a california woman is making some amazing progress in her battle against anorexia and was right here in d.c. yesterday to march with others who have struggled with the disease that not only consumes the body, but also the mind. kathy barra with our sister station in l.a. has the story. >> reporter: this was rachel faroke last may, gaunt, barely able to speak. >> it's never being good enough, never feeling worthy. >> reporter: and this is rachel today. >> i have a huge family. it's called the entire world, and they gave me -- they embraced me with one big hug. >> reporter: nbc 4 shared
rachel's public plea for help and donations started pouring in to her go fund me account. almost $200,000 that rachel says was used to pay her mounting hospital bills and finally get the help she desperately needed. >> my mind is so much more clear and my thinking has developed. rachel and her husband were among hundreds of people who marched in washington to bring attention to the impact of eating disorders and explained why many of the treatments she tried failed. >> because they were so worried about my body and my body wasn't responding to any of the treatment because they didn't understand that the brain had to come along with the body. >> reporter: while still very ill, rachel agreed to treatment at a clinic in portugal. >> i was finally treated with respect and i didn't know i deserved it. >> rachel had gained back much of the weight she loss and the woman who was once an aspiring actress is now a determined activist. >> i have so many people backing me now, and i have a platform to actually create this awareness
and to sit on the sidelines is impossible for me any longer. >> rachel says she will join other families who are asking congress to mandate insurance coverage of in-patient care for people with eating disorders so others won't have to suffer like she has. kathy vavra, nbc news. it's weather alert day here with pockets of heavy rain and high wind are moving through the area. we're expecting up to an inch of rain that might fall. the nasty weather might be to brame for a dramatic scene that started in a military base. a surveillance blimp got loose and knocking out power to thousands on the ground. let's go straight to doug and veronica where we are seeing lightning in our area. >> stronger storms have developed and they're into portions of the western zones and we'll be moving into fairfax
county over the next half hour or so. >> with any of those storms it will put down rain and moderate and heavy around great falls. we've already seen three-quarters to just over an inch and take a look at radar tracking the system as it continues to move on through. most areas seeing light to moderate rain and down to southern maryland and light to moderate downpours and we've seen the storm develop and frederick county and you can see it right toward frederick and prince william county and i want to zoom in on this area and just to the north of leesburg and that's where you're seeing the lightning and if you live in the leesburg area you're probably hearing the thunder, too and head's up around the luckets area and head's up over the barnsville area and northern montgomery county. look at the oranges and the reds here. intense rainfall out of this and lightning, too, this is moving over the hay