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paris attacks. in the meantime more raids and arrest in belgium. among them, a fourth suspect charged with terrorism in the capital city of brussels will now stay at the highest alert level for at least another week because of threats of a, quote, serious and imminent attack. that's where our coverage begins with nbc's bill neely. >> near the end of the third day when brussels has been in virtual lockdown. more police raids and 29 in all now with 21 people arrested. >> until now no firearms or explosives were found. salah abdeslam is not -- not among the persons arrested during the searches. >> he's the man, remember, who fled from paris just after the massacres. he was driven to the brussels area, driven by a man who was arrested and then reported to police that abdeslam had been wearing a big jacket, leading
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police to suspect that he may still be wearing an explosive suicide vest and leading to the warning of the possiblist an imminent attack not just by abdeslam, but by several men. abdeslam's brother has been appealing to his brother to give himself up and suggesting that possibly salah had pulled out of the paris attacks at the last minute and that led to speculation that possibly salah was fleeing not just from the police, but from his former isis colleague. so the situation here still tense. this city is still on high alert. back to you. >> we are getting our first look now at video that shows a french special forces unit responding to the deadliest of the attacks in paris and that was the assault on the bataclan theater. tomorrow french president francois hollande will be at the white house to talk to president obama about the fight against
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isis. today hollande and british prime minister david cameron placed flowers outside the bataclan theater. this is a critical week for hollande's efforts to build a broader coalition to fight terror. >> the united kingdom will do all in our power to support our friend in france to defeat this evil death cult. >> prime minister cameron is seeking the british parliament's approval to expand air strikes beyond iraq and syria. >> the house of commons refused a similar request back in 2013. >> french president hollande has vowed to destroy isis for the terror attacks that killed 130 people in paris. tomorrow he'll meet with the president who signaled he does not intend a major change in policy much to the critics that have been demanding stronger language and a bolder strategy. steve handelsman is at the white house with the latest developments in all of this, steve. >> reporter: it remains low key
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and calm and no sign of panic against isis and that's the obama plan that he's putting into practice. >> president obama back this morning spent a week in asia as scheduled to play down isis terror. >> the viciousness of a handful of killers does not stop the world from doing vital business. >> a similar tone from secretary of state kerry. >> isis is not ten feet tall. >> reporter: after paris and the growing fear of syrian refugees, stoked by governors, house republicans and donald trump and ben carson today, mr. obama should stop mocking republicans and reassure that screening is working said the bush 43 national security adviser. >> we do have those systems in place and we need to hear that message from our president right now. >> the message today is progress. >> we have taken isil leaders off the battlefield and we have regained territory inside of iraq and syria.
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>> reporter: but pressure to send more ground troops is coming from dianne feinstein and jeb bush who is worrying some gop strategists. >> the risk is sounding too hawkish and too eager to go into a fight with no plan. >> reporter: marco rubio now third in republican polls put up his first tv ad. >> what happened in paris could happen here. >> reporter: he wants u.s. teams in syria to post videos. >> i want the world to see how these isis leaders cry like babies when they're captured. >> reporter: right now the u.s., france and russia are only hitting isis from the air. how to do more? how to go after isis on the ground will be topic number one here at the white house tomorrow when president obama meets with french president hollande. live at the white house, steve handelsman, news 4. >> thank you, steve. donald trump took to twitter to back up his claim that thousands of arab-americans cheered from rooftops in new jersey when the world trade center collapsed on 9/11. here's what he said during a
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campaign appearance on saturday. >> i watched when the world trade center came tumbling down, and i watched in jersey city, new jersey where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> reporter: jersey city police and that city's mayor say it did not happen, and washington post fact checkers couldn't find any evidence to prove trump's claim. today trump tweeted a link to a washington post article from september 2001 that referred to unsubstantiated reports of jersey city celebrations. a newark star-ledger report on the same day said the rumors proved unfounded. a local man is facing charges now after investigators say he used fireworks to target a mosque in falls church. it happened last thursday at an islamic center on rose street. chester gore is the man's name and he is facing several charges
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including a hoax-explosive device, destruction of property and will legal use of fireworks. a fence was damaged, but nobody was injured. the head of tour imfor d.c. was in paris the night the terrorists attacked there. tonight he's telling news 4 what it was like to be in the french capital as all of that unfolded. we'll also take a looks at the impact recent threats against washington are having on business here and that's coming up in our next half our. >> a form or senior official stunned a courtroom in rockville today when he admitted he's suffering from mental illness. he was in court to plead guilty in the death of his young, adopted son and his admission angered those representing the korean adoption community. here's news 4's mark segraves. >> brian o'callaghan and his wife had just adopted their 3-year-old son from south korea a few months before his death. today the prosecutors say the
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young boy suffered severe head and body trauma. o'callaghan pled guilty to one count of child abuse leading to the death of a minor. >> brian o'callaghan told the judge he was taking medication for a serious mental illness. >> his attorney asked the judge to postpone his sentencing until he could get mental health experts who would testify to o'callaghan's history of mental illness. the judge agreed. >> the judge will consider all aspects and mental illness is certainly a component of that. >> ana lee amrus who is part of a group of korean adoptees. she wore the shirt bearing the victim's korean name. news that o'callaghan has a history of mental illness shocked and angered her. >> using that now as some kind of a defense for him to lighten his sentence, that is very disturbing. she questioned whether the couple should have been allowed to adopt the child in the first place. >> i feel like that was really kept hidden, the adoption screen
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should have home screened and the adoptive parents failed on that score. >> despite his mental health issues and prosecutors say they will still likely ask for the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. in rockville, mark segraves, news 4. the suspicious death of a man in his 60s in prince wail yam county, virginia, is now being investigated as a murder. harold hall was found dead inside his house on west longview drive in woodbridge on friday. hall is the ninth person murdered in prince william county this year. police have not said yet how he died only that he had trauma to his upper body. hall's car, a blue gmc sierra is missing. new tonight we're hearing from the mother of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a crash in loudoun county. he wasn't old enough to drive, but police say that roberto pitre was behind the wheel of a car that sped away from police
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and then crashed. darcy spencer is in loudoun county with the new reaction from his family. >> he was vibrant, and that's how we want him to be remembered. the loss of her 15-year-old son wilberto pitre. >> we're doing as good as we can, but i am proud to celebrate his life. >> wilberto was a sophomore at loudoun valley high school. he's being remembered for his fun-loving personality and musical talents and played multiple instruments. >> he wanted people to know that they were loved, and that they were heard. he listened. he listened a lot. >> his mom said she had no idea he had taken the car. he didn't have a license and had only practiced driving. she got a call from police when wilberto crashed the car after running from an attempted traffic stop and he died at the scene. >> at 15, he made a very, very
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hard mistake and he can't learn from, but i want us to. >> reporter: at school, students wore pink in his memory. it was just last month that he dyed his hair pink in honor of his grandmother who had battled and survived breast cancer. gabrielle is his sister and a senior at loudoun valley. she says her brother meant the world to her. >> he always came to my room to talk to me about whatever was going on, and asked me how i was doing and he wanted to make sure we were okay. his mom wants others to know there was a lesson, and other teens to trust, and also to follow your gut. >> trust your gut and know that if something looks bad or feels bad to speak it out to somebody that can make a difference. >> reporter: in loudoun county, darcy spencer, news 4. a cold start to our day today and really just cold all day long.
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take a look at the low temperatures we had early this morning. d.c., 32. the first time we've been at the freezing mark so far this season. frederick, 19 this morning and thurmond, maryland, 35 and look at the current windchills at 6:00 tonight and only 30 dags in kull pepper and we're in for a cold night tonight and then we have thanksgiving warmth coming up over the next couple of days and we'll follow that for your black friday forecast and we have it all for you coming up later this hour. >> thanks, doug. there's new action amid reports that illegal immigrants are slipping through the cracks. we'll tell you why a top leader is threatening to fire local police staffers because of a fallout. tonight we're learning it was a heating pad that killed an elderly woman inside her fairfax conte home. coming up at 6:00, an urgent message about heating devices many of us use during the cold
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winter months. ever wonder what this week is like for airport crews? i'm adam tuss, i'll show you what it's like when you show up
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a woman died trying to stay warm inside a house in fairfax county, a big house. investigators blame a heating pad and there's concern now from
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firefighters that many others will turn to similar devices in order to stay warm tonight and in through the winter. our meagan fitzgerald is live now with their message to keep everyone safe. meagan? >> reporter: jim, while investigators say it was a heating pad that caused this fire, they tell us that's not even close to being one of the most deadly devices used this time of year. now when fairfax county fire crews a riefred on the scene of the home which is located on sylvan glen lane. they saw heavy smoke coming from the family room. an elderly woman and her dog were trapped inside. the dog survived, but the woman didn't make it. fire experts say heating devices like heaters, space heaters, candles and fireplaces amount for 4,000 deaths a year and many of these fires happen between december and february. >> fireplace ashes from fireplaces not disposed of
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properly. folks putting them in paper bags and putting them on their deck and next thing you know the house is on fire and they should be put in canisters approximately 40 to 50 feet away from the home and heaters. electrical heaters and they should be at least three to four feet away from combustibles themselves. >> fire officials say it is also important to check the cords that are attached to these devices to make sure there aren't wires exposed and they say that's something that can also contribute to a fire. also, they say check your smoke detectors if they're not working or you don't have one, contact your fire department and most fire departments will install one free of charge. doreen? >> meagan fitzgerald, if you're planning to fly this week you're probably bringing a bag along for the ride and if you want to make life easier on yourself and the airport crews you'll want to get to the airport as quickly as
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you can. adam tuss is live with how crews have to scramble when people show up late. >> reporter: people going, people coming and we are hanging out with airline crews to see how they get you where you need to go on this busy travel week. it is a nice way of describing this week. of course, you want to get where you're going on time, but you also want your bag to get there with you. >> these are a lot of the connecting bags. austin, lima, peru. another austin. >> this is a part of the baggage process you never see, making sure they're being delivered to the right airplane. robert waldron giving us a behind the scenes tour. >> are you making sure they're getting where they need to go. >> it's just extra focus across the board. >> reporter: some things you can't control like when passengers show up late to the airport and try to check a bag.
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>> if these are your two bags. >> he'll take them outside and get them loaded up and those will be the last couple of ones before the flight closes. >> safely, of course. >> more than a million people expected to fly through reagan and you will des in this period alone and on the windchill runway everyone has a job to do to make sure that happens. >> if onman doesn't do his part the plane might not go on time. >> on time, two worrieds that mean much more this week. >> we've posted a link to avoid airport nightmares and just go to the washington app and search air travel. at reagan national airport, adam tuss, news 4. >> and here's a head's up if you plan to travel by car this thanksgiving. information gathered from the last three years, shows traffic can come to a screeching halt on tuesdays. for example, driving between wednesday and thursday before they'reing took us two and a half hours and on average it was
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an hour left than that for people who left on wednesday. the height of the getaway occurred at 5:00 tuesday evening. now your storm team 4 forecast. so glad i will not be on the road. let's take a look and show you bhal be happening in the next couple of days here. we're talking cold air and you know that. it is a frigid night and the coldest we've been so far this season and the high today only in the low 40s and we're down to 39 degrees and winds out of the west at 5 miles per hour and that puts the windchills in the mid-30s and we're already at 30 in culpeper and 37 in gaithersburg and we'll be in the upper 20s by 8:00, 9:00 tonight in some areas and it will be another very cold start for the bus stop if you go around early tomorrow and moat of you will be in the 20s at this point even with the sunshine and just cool tomorrow afternoon and
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temperatures colder and we'll be out with some sun and it will feel like the 40s, but we're not going to see the 30-degree windchills like what we saw today. you will not need the umbrella and you'll put it away for a while, and the only thing we've got is bringing snow and the air is cold enough for snow and around the pin theburg area, yeah. >> straight down from the flow, and that was cold for us. tomorrow morning's low, 24, manassas and 26 in fredericksburg, going for a low of 30 this will be much colder than it was even this morning at -- upper 40s to 50 degrees and we'll see plenty of sunshine. it is going to have an impact on your day. still a low impact, though. we're ready for this and we're ready for the cold and not quite
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as cold tomorrow, but still coat weather if you're making your way out and about. here's the best news, as we move into the next couple of days, 54 on wednesday. plenty of sunshine on wednesday, and with lighter winds, wednesday afternoon is a beautiful day. thursday, 60 degrees. a very nice day for thanksgiving. i mean, let's take you hour by hour and show you what' happening as the turkey is sitting throughout. 48 is a little cool, but not bad. 48 by 11:00 and super nice by around 3:00 in the afternoon and by the time the sun is going down, the sun goes down right after the 4:00 or rather before the 5:00 hour on thursday. friday, high of 64 degrees and we're moving in the right direction, right? then we come back down and another front moves through and we've got a chance for showers and we're not expecting much in the way of rain and sunday and monday much cooler and coming up at 6:45, holiday travel. which day are you leaving? >> i'll show you which areas
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have the chance to see thing impact as far as terror is concerned. >> more fallout, the impact i have you, and he has a witness official talk -- a plane crashed into his wife killing his wife and two children. tonight he's sharing his story almost a year later and reveals how he found hope with his one surviving child amid all of the heart ache. >> a test city for a deadly super bug. how this screening could
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hey, our phone lines are still open to take your donations for the ninth annual food for families campaign. we see some familiar faces there. that looks like veronica and ashley brown over on the left. you can call 202-885-4949 and talk to those nice folks if you would like to help feed a family who won't otherwise have a meal this thanksgiving. people have also been helping by donating non-perishable food items at the verizon center. each though that window is about to close you will still be able to help. pat lawson muse is at the verizon center. >> reporter: hi, pat. hi, jim.
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we are packing up the last boxes of food to take from the verizon center to the boys and girls club for distribution. what a wonderful day. just a wonderful outpouring of generosity and it is so great to see people open their hearts and their pockets to help those who are less fortunate. people that come from all over the dmv to put turkey dinner on the table of needy families this thanksgiving. for families who are having a tough time right now. the turkeys will make all the difference. aisha karima is the director of community affairs and along with the manager of community affairs. talk about the results this year. >> first, just let me say thank you. we don't have a lot of time to say a lot of stuff and let me thank you for being a champion for this wonderful cause and how wonderful, wonderful viewers who always come and provide for those who need the food the most and so we're grateful. we still have some challenges.
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we still need, you know, more money and we would really appreciate if people would really come out or just go online or donate or call the phone bank, but thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. >> i'm sure you second that. >> thank you, aisha. >> and you can go there and there's still time to donate and do it if you can. it will make a difference. >> next at 6:00, new claims that unare undocumented immigrants are slipping through the cracks. >> i'm very, very, very concerned. >> we'll tell you about a new order just issued in northern virginia. >> terrorism versus tourism, a closer look at the impact recent threats are having on washington. >> he lost his wife and two youngest children nearly one year ago. >> but i also don't want to forget. i want their memories stay with me. >> we'll report what this maryland father is thankful for today. >> stopping those drug-resistant
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super bugs in the tracks and how the d.c. region is
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tough words tonight from a top elected leader in virginia. >> it's in response to new claims that undocumented immigrants aren't being reported when they break the through.
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>> our bureau chief julie carey is live in manassas to tell us about the investigation under way. >> i know you remember prince william county was on the national headlines in 2007 when it enacted one of the toughest policies on undocumented immigrants who commit crimes. the police chief has launched an investigation and to find out whether some illegal immigrants might be slipping through the cracks here. >> our message is very clear, that if you're here illegally, prince william county is going to do everything within our power to have you removed. >> reporter: board chairman corey stewart summarizing the policy that caused such division and controversy when it took effect seven years ago. it requires that the immigration status of every individual arrested be checked and those undocumented be reported to i.c.e., immigration and customs enforcement, but stewart had a report that the police
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department may not be notifying ice when they get a hit on someone who has a warrant. for example, someone who failed to show up for a deportation hearing. >> if we find out that someone has deliberately undermined the policy of the board, and i would consider that insubordination. and an offense that could result in that person's termination of employment. >> in a special closed session, stewart shared his findings with the board and they immediately launched an outside audit. >> in addition to the audit we directed the police chief to immediately begin informing i.c. e.on all hits of i.c.e. warrants whether they were criminal or civil. >> he's equally concerned about the possible breakdown in sharing information with i.c.e. he told me over the phone he's begun an internal investigation. so if we are not performing that notification for i.c.e. and that
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is concerning to me, and i have yet to understand the depth of the frequency of this type of encounter. this is partly what i'm diving into now. >> the chief tells me the preliminary look seems to show officers in the field are doing their job and that they're reporting all i.c.e. hits to a unit inside called the criminal alien unit and it seems that might be where this is occurring and it could be that a change in federal policy at the end of 2012 has led to a misunderstanding or lack of communication and he'll have more to tell me by wednesday and i'll get back to you in the studio. >> thanks, jewel pep. >> a judge in montgomery county says a mother charged in the disappearance of her toddlers is still not competent to stand trial. >> katherine haggle is the woman's name and suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. her children sarah and jacob were 3 and 2 years old
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respectively when they disappeared in september 2014. the bodies have never been found and katherine hoggle refuses to reveal whatever she knows about their disappearance and another mental evaluation and hearing will take place in february. >> the head of tourism in d.c. is back in town talking about the terror attacks in paris. he was in paris the night the terrorist struck and he talked to news 4's tom sherwood about his experience and the impact he believes is having on washington. >> reporter: lots of people were glad to see elliott ferguson back on the job today. >> promoting restaurant, nightlife, tourism, retail, sporting events and conventions and all of the other things that make d.c. a great destination. >> the head of the district's official tourism agency had been in paris the day of the terrorist attacks. >> we're physically in the airport, but i'm smart enough to know when things start shutting
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down and i immediately got a cab and went into the city. >> ferguson told news 4 officia officials there were trying to get a grasp and oddly they had felt safe. >> it's an interesting thing and you think about these things and you don't think it's going happen to you. i'm thinking whatever it was, it was probably on another side of town and i'm okay. there was no fear other than making sure my family knew i was okay. >> reporter: mayor muriel bowser and other d.c. officials were touting tourism here announcing seven new retail businesses and restaurants for long vacant spaces at the convention center. like paris, terrorism fear won't undermine this city and others. >> if you live your life in fear you're not living your life and that's what you're seeing in paris is that they refused to not go out and enjoy their town. >> mayor bowser said tourism continues to be one of the biggest job creators in the city. >> in the district, tom
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sherwood, news 4. >> i'm chris lawrence at the live desk with an image that's just come into the newsroom and perhaps more importantly and perhaps the story behind it. >> and this is larry dunnmoore and this is from today. he walked into a volunteer fire department to meet the man who pulled him out of a burning car and probably saved his life. a few months back he was trapped in that burning car and prince george's county police were able to get the door open and then volunteer firefighters d.j. collins was able to reach in with his protective gear and bull are pull dunnmoore out of there and he walked into that fire department to meet the man who helped them and he told them, you gave me a second chance at life and the firefighter collins said it was a fantastic thing because he says we don't often get to see or hear the outcome. we just do our jobs and we don't get to see what happens with our patients. it feels good to know we made a
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difference and it certainly did, doreen? >> good story. thank you, chris lawrence. >> up next, a man lost his wife and two children in a terrible accident. now almost a year later he's finding a reason to be thankful. who he credits with giving him the strength to go on. we also learned why the nfl is being criticized over his concussion policy with a lack of enforcement of it after a controversial call this weekend. i didn't like that call at all. look what i'm tracking right now and snow showers making their way across parts of the region right now. >> and not much to worry about, but the cold is -- i'll show you how cold we get comin
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it's been almost a year since the gaithersburg man lost most of his family in a tragic accident. this will be the first thanksgiving for ken gamel since losing his wife and two young sons. he and his 8-year-old daughter
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arabelle will spend the holiday with extended family. it was december 8th of last year when a plane crashed into the family's neighborhood setting their house on fire. marie and her two little boys, 2 week old coal and 7-year-old died. he is very thankful for his daughter. >> there are some days that are still really tough and it's not always a daily thing. you know, it's a day that's overly stressful and then you start drifting. and your emotions get the better of you, but most days, i'm getting through okay. the biggest blessing i have is just having my daughter around, you know? without her it would have been just hard to move on, just knowing that everything i used to have is gone. at least i have her to kind of remind me of my wife and my other kids. >> gamel says his daughter's
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positive attitude gives him strength in addition to comforting him. the third grader is excelling at school and on the soccer field, too. >> a police chief in virginia that has led investigations into high profile cases is retiring. tim longo will turn in his badge next may. he helped guide that department through the murders of college students hannah graham and harrington and yardly love. he was hired in 2001 after working for the baltimore police department for tweent years. >> animal control officers took dozens of puppies from a chantilly pet store. officers got several complaints about the dreamy puppy store. officers seized 40 to 50 puppies and took them to a vet so they could be checked out. right now there are questions about whether the animals were too young to bed so, but so far there are no charges. this is still just an investigation. coming up, fighting a deadly
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super bug. i'll tell you how our area is breaking ground on a new effort to save live
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it's a frightening and potentially deadly problem in hospitals around the world and tonight the district is the only city in the country leading the fight on super bugs. news 4's barbara harrison
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explains how medical experts are battling the killer bacteria. >> they're pretty and pink, stained and magnified in a petrie dish, but make no mistake these bugs can wreak havoc in hospital settings. they're an antibiotic that won't kill them. >> the cre that stands for resistant bacteria. >> reporter: dr. glen wortman says cre is a bacteria that stands up to the strongest class of antibiotics that doctors have in their arsenal against deadly infection. >> so if somebody's sick and we're using our antibiotic up front and they have the cre, we may miss. >> and that patient might die. outbreaks of cre have stymied doctors across the country. ronald reagan ucla medical center infected seven patients and led to two deaths and the mortality rate is high. 40% to 50% who developed the cre
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infekz. >> it's behind the study that will game the prevalence of cre in health care facilities in one test city, washington, d.c.. >> they're close to a dozen hospitals in initiative ranging from the large facilities like medstar to some of the other teaching hospitals to rehabilitation hospitals and long-term acute care facilities and everyone's gotten involved. >> evan jones, the ceo of option will lead a state of the art testing initiative along with the d.c. department of health and the district's hospital association. >> when i first heard about this problem i realized i might screen for these microbes so we can do it nationally. >> they've developed a simple test to screen for cre similar to what they developed for screening of cervical cancer a few years ago.
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>> our method, you can think of it as being a. smear for drug-resistant infections. >> reporter: it can infect others through contact. inproperly sterilized instruments was the culprit at the ucla medical center. >> defining what percentage of patients are carrying this bacteria in their intestine will inform us about what we need to do as the next step. >> the first step is getting a handle on the numbers and dr. wortman says it's the first line of defense against any super bug. >> where would it have come from in the first place? >> we don't know. that's a good question. where did it start? how does it spread and that's a great question that studies such as this will answer. barbara hairson, news 4, washington. former mayor vincent gray's performance while in office and a majority now say federal prosecutors should drop their investigation into his campaign.
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that's the take away from a new washington post poll. overall the poll found 45% of washington ans disapprove of gray's time in office while 39% approve of that, but 62% of the people polled say the u.s. attorney's office should end its investigation into gray's campaign for mayor in 2010. prosecutors have not charged gray with the crime, but they have suggested that he knew about a shadow campaign that illegally funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars into his election effort. several of gray's former associates have been are pled guilty pleas, but gray has maintained he is innocent of any wrongdoing. the district has just narrowed down options to honor marion barry who died one year ago today. a commission gave four recommendations to mayor muriel bowser in honor of the late former mayor and former city
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council member. here they are, rename a high school in barry's honor, and name the new student center at udc after him and commission a statue or a bust outside the wilson building. the city can choose one of those options or all four of them. so the coldest day of the season so far and it's going to get better from here on out. >> it is going to get better. >> temperatures tomorrow will get colder and we're talking about temperatures near 60 degrees. >> family together indoors goes a long way, but it would be nice to get outside in thanksgiving. if you like it cold and a lot of you do. 39 degrees and dropping by 46 by 9:00 and temperatures, across the metro region and 38 in
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warrenton at 6:00 tonight and guess what's on the radar for the first time this season? >> what? >> guess. >> no, look at that snow back towards win chester and back toward parts of the mountains now and most of this not reaching the ground and it will not amount to anything and just a couple of flurries if you see anything at all and if you're around mart insburg, hagers town or winchester and don't be surprised to see a flurry coming through and it's just a little system moving across our region that will continue to do so, but a flurry, it is cold enough for snow. how about that? >> your hour by hour forecast. 43 by 10:00, and we're still talking about windchill and high temperatures tomorrow in the 50s and wednesday, if you're traveling the only trouble spot will be in the middle part of the country, and down toward gas and most of the country looking pretty good as far as travel is concerned for your thanksgiving holiday and 54 degrees and black
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this is the xfinity sportsdesk brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> uh-oh, they'll call a hit on the defensive receiver and this is absolute nonsense. that is the worst call of the football season in the nfl this year. >> we fight against teams and the referees. i don't know if it's about the name or what. i don't give a crap about the name. we are players and we've got feelings, too. >> forget the name. that was one of the worst calls i think i might have ever seen. that sucked. jason, you're out at the park, what do you think about that call? >> it's safe to say it was a bad call, vance. that call warrant the reason why the redskins lost to carolina, but it's safe to say that that call played an important call in the outcome of that game for the redskins and that's the reason why jason hatcher along with several of his teammates are very upset with the officiating crew from yesterday and the
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officiating in general this season and years past. let's talk about the play again involving chris culver that turned out to be a huge play and he makes a play and 75 yesterday for the touchdown, and hold on, a penalty was called, unnecessary roughness on culver and that took away the touchdown and the panthers scored four plays later to take the lead and they would aren't look back from there and hatcher thinks the questionable calls have to do with the redskins name and has had coach's reaction to those comments today. >> don't single us out. at the end of the day it's the name. don't worry about the name. we're players and we work our butt off, too. i'm frustrated with it. we shouldn't have to be punished with that. calls after calls shouldn't be made in our favor. >> to point at an official for
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our loss yesterday, it probably isn't right because we lost by 30 and those two calls did make a difference in the football game, but there is a lot of things that we did as a coaching staff that weren't good enough to win and carolina gets an undefeated team. >> a lot to blame for the redskins loss yesterday. jay gruden does not want to blame that loss on the officials. the nfl is very concerned about player safety and they want to get rid of the helmet to helmet hits and that's why the keenum situation in baltimore yesterday makes y s you wonder how seince the league cares about these players. his hits the ground and he's visibly shaken despite the fact that there are nfl spotters who are supposed to look out for such things and keenum stayed in the ball game. today the nfl announced it's
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reviewing why keenum wasn't removered. who does the league talk to in its own review? according to a press release this is how it works. the nfl will have discussions with the rams and their medical staff. the atc spotter, the game officials, nfl medical advisers and the nfl p.a. moving on to baseball now. nationals first baseman ryan zimmerman donning their hairnet to help out the food and friends. the non-profit prepares 3500 thanksgiving meals for the people living with hiv, aids, cancers and other life-changing illnesses. jim, who has been with the organization from the beginning, he's ready to welcome its newest manager dusty baker to the club. it should be a fun season for the nationals coming up and a great job by zimmerman. also in college basketball, maryland moves up to number two in the polls and they drop from 6 to 12 in college basketball. vance, back to you.
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>> thanks, jason. you can't blame refs when you lose by 30. still, some of the worst refereeing i've ever se
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