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demonstration gone wrong for the fire in w.t. woodson high school in fairfax. two students are in the hospital and both have serious burns and one of them is in critical condition. three other students and a teacher were also injured. we've been sending out alerts on the nbc washington app. we have team coverage now. darcy spencer is at the inova fairfax hospital and we start with meagan fitzgerald live outside. what's the latest in the. >> pat, the fairfax county fire chief this was a teacher-led experiment happening in a first-floor classroom inside a chemistry classroom. he said the teacher was mixing different chemicals with fire to show the different colors of fire when somehow it got out of control. he says this was an accident. chopper 4 was flying above the school as the 2400 students were evacuating. fire officials say when crews arrived on scene five injured students and a teacher were if the hallway. two students with serious burns
were airlifted and three others were rushed to the hospital by ambulance and their teacher was treated on scene. fairfax county fire and rescue chief richard bower says crews worked quickly to extinguish the flames inside the classroom. he spoke with us just moments ago. >> and during that instruction of demonstrating the different types of colors of fire, several students, unfortunately, were burned as well as the teacher. now the chief says about 50% of that classroom was damaged with water, fire and smoke damage. he said that amounts to $7500 and my colleague darcy spencer is standing by at inova fairfax hospital with the latest on these victims. darcy? >> reporter: meagan, this is a frightening thing if you're a parent and seeing students brought out of the high school on stretchers.
that's exactly what played out at woodson high school earlier this morning, as we've been reporting, five students and their teacher were injured this morning when there was some sort of flash fire in that chemistry lab during that demonstration and two students' injuries were so severe and they had to be airlifted and three students were driven to the hospital here in northern virginia and let's get a breakdown of the injuries from fire captain randy bittenger. >> we did have five students that were, unfortunately, injured from this fire. two of them life-threatening and we have three other patients that were nonlife-threatening and were transported by ground over to fairfax hospital. >> reporter: just in the last several minutes we've been able to get updates on the patients' conditions and we are told those flown to fairfax hospital may have undergone surgery earlier
today and the student who was flown to medstar is in fair condition and as we mentioned two students were brought to inova fairfax and the good news is they're expected to be okay and you'll hear from one student who was in the classroom when this happened and he describes what he says started this fire. we'll send it back to you. >> thanks so much, darcy. even though this happened in fairfax, you have to believe that districts all over our area are reviewing their procedures for these classes. stay with news 4, we'll bring them to you on the air and on the nbc news washington app as soon as we get more information. david culver coming to you from the fairfax county circuit court where jurors are wrapping up their second day of deliberations in the trial against charles severance. they're working through the counts to decide whether severance was responsible for the murders of ruthanne lodato and ron kirby and nancy dunning
and the length of time its taken them to reach a verdict is not surprising given the mountain of evidence they have to work through. just ahead on news 4 at 5:00, i'll tell you the request that the jurors made today that indicates how much time they'll need before they reach a verdict. in fairfax, i'm david culver. the coast guard just updated us and says 8,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled in from reagan national airport. you shouldn't notice delays or problems if you're traveling into or out of the airport because of this. the airport's authority doesn't have a time line on how long it will take to clean up the mess, but it does say the spill is now contained. a man accused of killing his wife in arlington will have to stay in jail. david blatty is accused of stabbing his wife in their home. they were finalizing a divorce
and weren't living together when it happened. neighbors saw her two kids wandering around outside and he waived his arraignment and he'll have a preliminary hearing next week. a state trooper is recovering at home when a driver ran into him in the roadway. he made a traffic stop when another driver smashed into the side of his cruiser and the driver kept going and eventually crashed into a guardrail and he got out of the qaa acar and tri run away. he's been charged with dui and reckless driving. the army are removing pieces of the runaway blimp. it was taken moments ago and the main body of the blimp will be airlifted out of the woods tomorrow. all of the pieces of the blimp will be loaded into military vehicles and taken to an unnamed government facility for inspection.
a big weekend coming up for trick-or-treaters. doug kammerer and before we get to the halloween, doug, what can we expect when we step outside tonight. we have a cool night ahead of us and as we make our way in through the next couple of hours and temperatures are going to fall and we're 10 to 15 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday. a patio outside across our region and we can take max 2 and show you what we're talking about. they're going to fall quite quickly as we move down through the next few hours and we'll talk about temperatures in the 50s under partly cloudy skies and the sun goes down before 7:00 and we'll be in the upper 40 in the city by 11:00. if you're going out tonight. take the jacket. you will need the jacket for sure and it will be dry and 50s, through 8:00 or 9:00. we'll talk about how cold our halloween will start and we'll take you hour by hour for
halloween coming up in our full forecast. >> developing political news. the rnc chairman says several camp cass complained about this week's debate on cnbc and called the questions mean spirited and unfair. nbc news has released a statement saying this is a disappointing development, however, along with our debate broadcast partners at telemundo, we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the republican party. the hard work of firefighters in new york saved a construction worker trapped after part of a building collapse. it happened this morning in midtown just north of the empire state building. crews freed the worker after he was trapped for about three hours by the rubble of an eight-story building. the building was being demolished to make way for hotels. a man has been sentenced in a cold-blooded murder. tracking a wanted man.
i'm jill mccabe, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. all the mouthwash in the world won't help dick black. because what comes out of his mouth is just offensive. black said gays and lesbians lead "lifestyles that are harmful to the culture of this state." he dismissed rape in the military, calling it "as predictable as human nature." black opposes the use of birth control and voted to force women seeking abortions to have intrusive transvaginal ultrasounds. dick black. so extreme, it's dangerous.
i'm wendy rieger in the newsroom following the latest on the white house policy change in the fight against isis. this afternoon the obama administration confirmed it will be sending nearly 50 troops into northern syria to train, advise and assist opposition forces in their effort to subdue isis militants who are there. this is a shift because previously the administration said there would be no u.s. boots on the ground in this fight, but the white house emphasized this plan, again, only involves a very small
number of special operations forces, less than 50 and while these forces will not take on combat roles the white house does acknowledge it is a dangerous mission. we have seen the violence rip through that country in recent years killing a quarter of a million people and displacing millions of others. pat? chris? >> there is a tremendous amount of relief this weekend along the kentucky-tennessee border. the hunt for a convicted rapist and robber ended in a deadly shootout. >> shots fired! shots fired! officer down! officer down! >> that was the call that went out after floyd cook allegedly opened fire and shot an officer near the border. several days ago the officer survived and police shot and killed cook last night. a helicopter helped close in on him and families in the area had been afraid to send their kids out to trick-or-treat while cook was on the run. right now the ntsb is on the ground at the fort lauderdale
airport trying to figure out how the plane caught fire on the tarmac. they say the engine on the dynamic airlines to venezuela burst into flames right after takeoff and one person was hurt in the fire and today the airline is working to get some passengers to their original destination. people who checked luggage had to continue on without it. it has to stay on the plane until the ntsb wraps up its investigation. a case of bubonic plague. it's happening in oregon, a teenager, doctors believe, has been infected by a flee while she was on a hunting trip spreading the disease. wild animals like squirrels are often carriers. bubonic plague is rare, but this victim is the 16th case this year. 17 cases in 2006. that's the record number for a year in the century. >> it is sentencing day for the man who shot and killed an employee at a local hotel. new this afternoon, news 4 talks to the victim's mother. warnings about bacon causing
cancer triggers concern. this afternoon we have a bit of good news on that front. thank goodness because i could not do without that bacon in the morning. my wife is trying to get me to eat turkey bacon. not happening. a beautiful afternoon, but it's cold and it will be on the chilly side for sure tonight and chilly side for sure tonight and we'll show you just i'm jill mccabe, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. all the mouthwash in the world won't help dick black. because what comes out of his mouth is just offensive. black said gays and lesbians lead "lifestyles that are harmful to the culture of this state." he dismissed rape in the military, calling it "as predictable as human nature." black opposes the use of birth control and voted to force women seeking abortions to have intrusive transvaginal ultrasounds. dick black. so extreme, it's dangerous.
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.
developing right now at 4:15, a chemical demonstration says fire is to blame. five students and a teacher were injured and one of the students was critically burned and a team of reporters is working the story right now and we'll bring you updates as we get them. remember the frightening warning from the world health organization about bacon and cancer? it issued a new statement clarifying its latest review and we've got it for you in the next couple of minutes. the man found guilty of shooting and killing one hotel worker and holding a loaded gun to the pregnant belly of another worker has been sentenced to life plus 20 years. deandre weems will not be eligible for parole and is serving at least 50 years in prison. >> we certainly are very pleased that he was given that sentence given the fact that he's an individual that has no regard for life whatsoever. >> he was convicted a few months ago of robbing the clarion hotel
in oxon hill. he held a gun to the belly of a pregnant worker behind the desk and then on his way out shot and killed jesse chavez who was the bar manager at the hotel who tried to come to the defense of his coworker who had just been threatened with a gun by weems. weems' family was inside of the court today, but they decided not to make any statements on his behalf. weems also did not apologize or take any responsibility for what happened before his sentencing, but the mother of the victim jesse chavez did speak. coming up on news 4 at 5:00, hear what she has to say about weems as his conviction. in upper marlboro, i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. i'm megan mcgrath on v street in southeast where yet another murder has taken place. a man was gunned down on the corner early this morning. his death brings the murder rate to 130. it's a scenario that is playing
out all too often in the district. another shooting, another person dead. >> somebody got to do something about what's going on. >> reporter: 130 people have been murdered so far this year and it's only the end of october. last year there were 105 murders for the entire year. residents say enough is enough. >> the violence is escalating more and more, like we don't have no solution. >> i hope this is a wake-up call that officers and law enforcement that something needs to change. >> the latest killing happened in the 1500 block of v street in southeast. shots rang out just after 1:00 in the morning. when police arrived they found a man who had been shot in the head. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> it's sad. it really is. >> reporter: carla powell is a lifelong, d.c. resident, to stop the violence she believes law enforcement, churches and families need to become more involved. >> you can raise your child one way, but the world and the friends that they have will change them and you will see a
person that you never even seen before. >> reporter: the gunman is still on the loose. anyone with information, you are asked to call police. in southeast, megan mcgrath, news 4. now, your storm team 4 forecast. that forecast is a cold one. if you're thinking of getting out and looking at the fall color it's looking quite nice. look at this tower cam as we look at the southwest. a lot of reds, greens and yellows there. just beautiful. temperatures much cooler than yesterday. 57 degrees right now. yesterday, you can pretty much switch those numbers around and we were in the mid-70s and northwest at 13 and not only is it cool. we have a little bit of a breeze, too and makes it feel cooler and as the sun goes down you're in for cooler weather. storm team 4 radar, not much going on and we're not going to see much in the way of rain. the big story right now is the cold air tonight. it is going to be quite chilly,
make sure you have the coat on, and 36 in gaithersburg and 34 in win chester and there could be areas of frost early tomorrow morning and there could be some on the windshield when you wake up. only in the 50s to around 60 and a day very much like today and we'll start out with some sunshine and the clouds will be on the increase tomorrow and we'll see mostly cloudy skies by late afternoon and chilly and this is inside the beltway and cool around noon and if you have outdoor plans and only getting up into the upper 50s for both of you and it would be nice tomorrow afternoon and as long as you're prepared for the weather and that impact forecast, once again will be on the low side. it's jacket weather and we're talking halloween and 60 degrees for the high there and 66 on sunday and 65 on monday and we do have a chance of showers on monday and most of us will be dry all day long and 40% chance
on monday with a temperature of 65 degrees and next week, look at that, 73 degrees next tuesday. how about that trick or treating forecast? again, we're in the 50s and 59 degrees, it will be cool and it's dry and just have the jacket on and the extra costume under the other costume if that makes any sense. >> it does. we get it, doug. i have to tell you, doug was aching over the recent news about bacon, and he wasn't alone. so this afternoon the world health organization is clarifying what it said. experts were speaking about procepr linking meat and colorectal cancer. eating less can lower their risk of cancer. the world health organization plans to take another look at how meats can fit into a healthy diet later in the year. a lot of folks will be focusing on candy, not meat tomorrow.
halloween is tomorrow and target is rolling out christmas. target says it's going to drop its minimum purchase requirement to receive free shipping. the offer is good from monday through christmas. target is extending its guaranteed christmas delivery deadline by a day. that means you can place your order as late as december 21st and still get it there by christmas. >> he's back. montgomery county has three new reports. people were attacked tuesday between river road adorset avenue. joggers say the owl aggressively swooped down, hit some of them and even took a few hats right off their head. wild life officials say they're mistaking ponytails and lights on bikes as prey. we're about to take you inside a school bus the moment a
they'll be raising money for special olympics. the haunted trail is located behind the moose lodge on smithfield road and it runs tonight and tomorrow night from 7:00 to 10:00. >> we'll guide you through a scary trail and hopefully get a couple of screams out of you and probably take ten to 15 minutes out of your time. >> and you'll be treated to a bonfire. search special olympics. >> scientists at nasa will be looking to the sky tomorrow, but not for any witches, ghosts or halloween spirits. nasa is keeping an eye on a massive asteroid that will pass by the plan oat halloween and its diameter is about the length of three football fields and it will be close enough for scientists on the ground to capture details on its surface. it's a rare opportunity and could help them track asteroids on a collision course with earth. an incident that was alarming. school is offering counseling.
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in total, five students and a teacher have been injured. it happened as a teacher was doing a demonstration at fairfax county at w.t. woodson high school. wendy is in the newsroom, keeping us on top of the developments. >> reporter: chris, we just learned at the top of the hour that the student in surgery at children's hospital remains in critical condition. the other student who was airlifted out has been upgraded to fair condition. fairfax fire chief richard bowers says they were burned when something went wrong during a classroom demonstration and the teacher was showing students how different chemicals can make fire turn different colors. they're not sure what chemical was being used when this fire spread. the recovery for these students could be long because of the nature of these burns. >> as with any burn injury you're never out of the woods because of infection and that's the cautious determination as it relates from serious to critical. >> the three other students and
the teacher who were also injured are expected to be okay and that classroom suffered about $7,000 in damages. pat? >> thanks, wendy. at most schools chemistry class is just part of the curriculum. so what are students mixing up in those classes and what kinds of safety precautions do teachers take and what do they need to take in light of what happened today? dr. david evans is executive director at the national science teachers association. he's here with us. i would imagine in will skoos all over the area schooteachers looking at procedures and schools are looking at what happened. >> it's important that they do so. >> these accidents don't happen that often. >> not an accident as serious as what we've seen today. small accidents happen all of the time and that's part of the problem is how to count them and serious accidents like this are not that common. so we know the teacher was demonstrating the different
colors of the fire to change the color of fire and what do they use in the classes? what kind of safety equipment or materials do they generally -- >> what we encourage, the use of safety goggles and protective aprons and perhaps gloves and hass douse materials like this are being handled and we encourage that all of those experiments would be done under a safety hood separated from the actual participants. >> what kinds of chemicals are we talking about? >> we don't know for sure what this experiment was about and it could be everything from water and salt to things that are flammable to things that might be poisonous or corrosive. a wide range of things are possible. >> i would imagine some of that's changed and how much has changed since you and i took chemistry? >> it's been a long time for me, not necessarily for you. >> me, too. >> the main changes are in our awareness of the safety. the safety procedures have been tightened significantly since i
was in school and the use of protective equipment and the use of protective hoods and many of the experiments have been revised or eliminated for safety reasons and it's an important class and an important part of the academic curriculum and it's fun for kids to learn. >> there's no substitute for the real thing and actually taking part in the experiments and having your own experience of having the science take place in front of you and there's no substitute for that, whether it's in chemistry class or physics, for that matter. >> it comes with risks and dr. david evans, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> for joining us. it's a cool 57 degrees outside with a bit of a breeze and as we head into the evening and overnight hours and skies will clear and temps will plummet and heading out tonight and you'll definitely want to grab a warmer jacket and if you have dinner plans and 7:00, we're down to 55 degrees and
9:00, we're still in the 50s and low 50s at that point and by 11:00 p.m. we fall into the upper 40s. temperatures continue to drop, so tomorrow morning for halloween, it will be cold in the suburbs and temperatures there only around 40 degrees and some 30s especially in areas like%erville and clouds are increasing and they're having a low impact on your day by the afternoon and you'll definitely want to have the light jacket and we'll have the trike or treating forecast, and thanks so much, amelia. the debate over religion and school have been reunited after the high school football coach on the side line. joe kennedy cannot engage in overt public religious displays while he's on duty as the coach. they placed him on administrative leave before last night's game and that decision is-ñtu dividing the community a coach kennedy says it's worth it. i'm willing to take this as far
as they'll go to defend your right to the constitution until the end. if it comes back one way or another i fought the good fight. >> the school district offered to compromise offering to coach a private location and he declined and his attorney said they plan to take the case to the federal court saying it's a violation of civil rights. a school bus driver faces charges for assaulting a 15-year-old special needs child. >> whoa! >> oh, my god! >> hey! >> a student on the bus shot this video. a witness says the driver robert scar borough grabbed the student's jacket, threw it and taunted him. scarborough is being accused of unleashing his rage on other kids and moments later most of the kids got off the bus when they saw a sheriff's deputy parked ran out. >> we all ran out and yelled the
f-word at somebody because he didn't care. >> the school bus driver? >> yes. he didn't care. >> the 61-year-old bus driver is now on an mad minh straightive leave and the school is offering counseling for students affected by the incident and he passed all background checks and training and no one has complained of him being violent before. >> that video is hard to watch. we want to tell you about a special performance by pharrell williams. it will be this sunday and he'll be performing with the gospel choir at mother emanuel church in houston. this performance is part of a program on race relations that's being produced by a & e. u.s. special operators are given a new mission. now they're headed for syria to take the battles against isis up a notch. biker gang shootout. new video of an out of control gun battle. a monster mash like you've
i'm jeremy mcpike, candidate for state senate, and i sponsored this ad. republican hal parrish claims he improved transportation. but the truth is he was nowhere to be found. literally. parrish holds a seat on the northern virginia transportation authority, but 34 times he failed to show up for meetings. parrish skipped more meetings than any other member. and hal parrish refused to support the bi-partisan transportation bill. why would we want to get stuck with republican hal parrish in richmond? come on. i said stop it! what are you doing? come on. guys. yo, listen to me. are you listening? with that, justin bieber stormed off the stage and he had performed in oslo. he was trying to wipe liquid off the stage and fans kept getting
in the way. it's been a rough week for bieber who also walked out of a radio interview in spain on wednesday. adele is back and she's taking over nbc. the main event is her first u.s. concert in four years. a one-night only special from radio city music hall that will air on nbc december 14th and adele is booked to perform on snl, "the tonight show" and the today show and that happens in november and her brand new song "hello" has been out for only a week now and this video has been viewed by 148 million -- well, it's been viewed that many times. >> i have to admit. i was one of them. i watched it the other day. this is a halloween decoration disaster an it was caught on camera. >> yeah. it looked like a trick with no treat sailing down the street in arizona. >> it did it? oh! [ laughter ] >> this giant inflatable pumpkin bounced right through a busy intersection and then it bounce the on for another quarter of a
mile and kept on bouncing and finally stopped in a neighborhood park and this thing weighs 350 pounds and fortunately, nobody was in its way. >> i got images of the stay puffed marshmallow man from ghost busters. >> in your mind. >> there was a negative review about the company. >> a woman did and she's getting sued because of hers. ahead, erica gonzalez shows us the fine print that you need to look for before your next online review. >> an about face for the obama administration. the new mission in the fight against isis. and thinking about getting the car washed this weekend? you might want to wait until tuesday and there is a chance of a few showers on sunday and monday and the trick or treating outlook and also a
the big story at 4:45 now. five students and a teacher injured in a chemistry class fire at w.t. woodson high school. officials say the teacher was doing a demonstration with fire when something went wrong. one of the students now critically injured and live team coverage at the top of the hour. a new video has been leaked about a shootout at the biker bar. nine people were killed in the chaos and we'll take you through the surveillance footage coming up in ten minutes. >> this is chris gordon at the law enforcement center. sheriff chuck jen kins posted an
online opinion saying that the obama administration and the department of justice decision to release federal prisoners convicted of nonviolent crime crimes -- >> we are taking people that are so-called nonviolent offenders who probably have a pretty violent past. aggravated assault, robbery, burglary. these people don't do federal time for smoking dope. they're generally traffickers with more serious criminal histories. >> we'll look at those who support the federal prisoners who are convicted for non-violent crimes. back to you. >> american troops are headed to syria to defeat isis. this is a major about face for president obama who just authorized putting u.s. troops on the ground in syria for the first time. while white house officials insist these special operations
forces won't be in a combat role, they will be armed and working in a war zone. nbc's edward lawrence reports. u.s. special forces will begin operations on the ground in syria, joining local forces to right isis. this is a reversal of policy who up until now insisted no u.s. troops would go to syria. it would spend 50 special operations forces to syria to offer training advice and assistance. growing isis strength, the syrian civil war and the massive refugee crisis prompted the change. just last week in iraq, u.s. special forces could be seen going through an isis prison with kurdish rebels, rescuing 70 prisoners, but one american was killed. the policy shift means more troops sent to iraq for support and additional warplanes sent to turkey. critics say this won't be enough. >> in my experience it takes more than they're talking about
and it will take a lot more time to do these kinds of things for special forces and operators than anybody anticipate. members of congress say this will not change conditions on the ground. >> isil will not be intimidated by this move. they're all in for their agenda. >> reporter: meeting in vienna the u.s. met with russia and iran to work toward a transition of power where it seeks to remove president bashar al assad. >> we agree that these elections must be administered under u.n. supervision. >> reporter: the four-year civil war has left 250,000 people dead and forced about half the country's population from their homes. edward lawrence, nbc news, washington. we're hearing tonight from a little boy who says a shark came out of nowhere and bit his leg. he's only 10 years old and he was body boarding in hawaii when this happened. some people were swimming nearby. they got to him and were able to bring him back to shore.
>> the shark came out of nowhere and i just started kicking and i was calling for help and then a guy caught me. >> lifeguards near oahu say that's the first shark attack in that particular beach in 40 years. his mom says he will be back to school on monday. there are flash flood warnings in place in much of central texas today. take a look at cypress creek in wimberley. pumpkins from a nearby business float like little boats where the creek flooded a bridge. emergency officials had to close the bridge to traffic. just a week ago there was a ceremony held in wimberley to remember those lost in a flood memorial weekend. >> and now, your storm team 4 forecast. >> and for the most part this halloween weekend, we're looking
at pretty quiet weather across the region. temperatures will be in the 60s and here is your weather headline and we'll talk about dry conditions for halloween and good news there for the trick-or-treaters and have the umbrella handy on sunday and monday and can't rule out a shower and it's actually on monday, but it's only a chance, you might not need to use that umbrella at all. get this, t-shirt weather returns and next week tuesday through friday and wait until you see the high temperatures on the seven-day forecast and it is jacket weather, but dry with increasing clouds throughout the day and right now we're at 57 degrees and a little bit breezy out there and winds will diminish as the sun goes down and temperatures will plummet and it's going to be a cold start tomorrow morning and the temperatures are 43 degrees and going for the bike ride and might want to consider putting on the gloves by 10:00 a.m. we'll break the 50-degree mark and a mix of clouds and sun.
we'll hit our high at about 2:00, 3:00 p.m. by 6:00, temperatures of about 57 degrees. what to wear tomorrow night for the kids? not going to need gloves. long sleeves, though, i think are a must under the trick or treating costumes and maybe a jack fed you're going out a little bit later and closer to 9:00 p.m. and here's that hour by hour forecast. 5:00, a temperature of 59 degrees and 7:00 p.m. and temps in the mid-50s and as trick or treating is wrapping up and of course, daylight savings time comes to an end saturday into sunday and we get an extra hour of sleep and also the sunset is now at about 5:00 starting on sunday and a good time to check the fire alarms and co2 detectors and a high temperature on sunday of 56 degrees and a chance of rain especially south of washington and mid-60s and low to mid-70s, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday and yes, at that point we will
number november. >> there are more ways than ever to find and write reviews for all kinds of businesses, but if you don't read the fine print, your next bad review could land you in court. news 4's erika gonzalez explains. >> reporter: weight loss products often make big claims. one roca labs sold nationwide is considered an option for gastric bypass surgery. >> watching my weight is very important because -- >> reporter: jennifer of springfield, illinois, was sold on roca labs because she could not afford surgery. >> i paid $580, roughly, almost $600. >> reporter: far less than the thousands of dollars for surgery. the company's website advertises you can lose 100 pounds in 12 months, but shy offy says she ended up disappointed. >> it was supposed to be a powder that you mix with water, and when you get it the and mix
it with water and it congeals and it's almost like play-doh, and you're supposed to be able to drink it, but you can't. it has no return or refund policy, but she asked for a refund anyway. they told me they wouldn't give me my money back and it wasn't part of their agreement to give me my money back so i filed a complaint with the better business bureau. >> after she contacted the better business bureau the company filed a lawsuit against her for thousands of dollars claiming breach of contract, defamation after she posted the complaint online. the florida company even sent someone to her illinois home. >> they blind sided me that they had a processor outside of my house at 7:00 in the morning. >> court documents say other consumers are named in the same lawsuit. shortly after the case was transferred to federal court the company dropped the lawsuit. the roca labs troubles weren't over and the gag clause, prohibiting a customer to post
negative comments, the very thing shiv ekom plained about. it called the company's clause unfair. >> it's depriving consumers to make an informed decision. >> court documents filed on behalf of roca labs denies deceptive weight loss claims. customers had to agree to not disparage roca labs and denies use anything clause that harms the public in any way. >> i should be able to post negative feedback. >> reporter: erika gonzalez, news 4. >> when it comes to gag clauses, they appear to be legal. the news 4 consumer watch only found one state where they are banned and that's california. shootings, stabbings, bikers ducking for cover. we take you inside a restaurant the moment a barrage of gun fire erupted. thousands of gallons of jet fuel spill into the potomac
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the american airlines flight was headed from philly to l.a., but was diverted to phoenix. homeland security officers took him into custody and he's undergoing a mental health evaluation. investigators think it may be a while before they know what caused the house to explode overnight in indiana. neighbors say it was loud and damaged some of their homes. the good news is that no one was at home at the time of the explosion and there were no injuries. a chilling surveillance video has just been released showing a bloody shootout between biker clubs and police in waco. this happened at a restaurant in may leaving nine people dead and 18 injured. kxas tv reporter johnny archer has the story. >> reporter: for the first time we're seeing what happened inside the twin peaks restaurant in waco on sunday, may 17th. this first clip we are highlighting shows one man holding up a gun as the tables clear and bikers take cover. before it was over, nine people
died. >> did your client know any of the victims who were killed? >> yes, he did. how has that been for them? horrible. horrible. >> i guess it was one of the 177 people who were arrested. i think the waco police went wrong when there was the mass arrest. >> the gun fight involved two rival groups and the cossacks and banditos and the waco police. we never see outside where most of the shooting took place. anderson wanted to make one thing clear and many of the bikers at the restaurant had nothing to do with the shooting. >> you have to have just cause in order to arrest, and there was a lot of just cause going on at twin peaks. they arrested just cause they were there. an ordinary day in chem lab turned into chaos. fire explodes and students scramble. it was pretty big.
five kids and a teacher are hurt. i didn't know what to think of it. i just knew they needed to get out of there. our team coverage begins now. >> and from the victims to the scene at the high school, we have every angle covered for you. >> in the last couple of hours we learned that one student is now in critical condition. >> let's start with news 4's meagan fitzgerald who is live in fairfax. >> there were a total of five students who were injured and two seriously burned and their chemistry teacher was treated on scene and the fairfax county fire chief tells us the teacher was conducting an experiment with chemicals and fire when things got out of hand. >> i thought today would just be a normal day. >> students didn't have any reason to believe otherwise until 9:40 in the morning. >> the fire alarm went off and we all thought it was a drill. while chopper 4 was watching students evacuate they quickly learned this was much more than
a drill. >> i was quite worried. >> and students started seeing two medevac hospitals flying in. richard bowers says a fire broke out inside a first-floor chemistry classroom. a chemical demonstration by the teacher during a chemistry class instruction. >> reporter: bowers says the teacher used chemicals to show the different colors of fire when things got out of control. five student were burned, two so severe they were airlifted and three others rushed in an ambulance and their teacher was treated on the scene. meanwhile, parents were anxious for answers. >> she texted me, mommy, mommy, there is a fire over here. >> it's disconcerting that they tell you everything is fine and your child is okay. >> bill shaw's daughter is okay, but for five others and a teacher, that's not entirely the case. >> i hope they all turn out