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reporters asked about walmart's decision to back out of deals to open stores in ward 7 at the sky line development in southeast and the capital gateway development in northeast. >> they're not closing any stores in washington, d.c., and so that's a good thing, but at the same time we would have wanted them to do what they said they were going to do and be at skyland and on east capital. >> longtime residents in the skyland neighborhood had been counting on walmart to bring retail options. >> if they pull out that's a lot of jobs gone and money gone that would have helped this neighborhood here. >> in a written statement walmart said opening two additional stores in washington, d.c. is not viable at this time. our experience over the last three years operating in the current stores in d.c. has given us a fuller view on building and operating stores in the district. council member vincent orange was part of the team that first met with walmart years ago to
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convince the retail giant to come to d.c. he said it's always been clear that opening a store in ward 7 was part of the overall deal. >> this is a major, major disappointment and devastating for east of the river. >> council member that represents where the two walmarts are supposed to locate says that it has racial implications in her words. and i just got off the word with former mayor vincent gray and you'll recall when the d.c. council passed a law that would have raised minimum wage to $12.50 an hour and walmart threatened to leave the city, vincent gray vetoed that law supporting walmart. he says the residents of ward 7 are being shafted by walmart. you'll hear directly from the former mayor at 6:00 and why walmart could end up in court. >> mark segraves. for a full list of those locations that are closing
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across the country, check out the nbc washington app and just search walmart stores. we're following somic braing news at the u.s. supreme court. in the last hour we've learned the court will review the public corruption convictions of former virginia governor bob mcdonnell. >> mcdonnell is accused of using his office to help a businessman that showered the governor and his wife with gifts and loans. pete williams joins us now and he's outside the supreme court and what intrigued the justices about this case. >> mcdonnell came here with two, and let me talk about the claim it didn't take and he said that the process of selecting jurors was flawed because there weren't questions about previle publicity and the court showed no interest in that, but he did take the main argument in appealing this case. the government vastly overreached in prosecuting him. that the way the law was explained to the jury was wrong.
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what they say is that the kinds of things mcdonnell did for johnny williams, this virginia businessman was the routine kind of things that politicians always do for people, arranging meetings and agreeing to listen to them and in their words he never actually put his thumb on the scale of government decision making. they say he never actually urged state officials to do anything to help johnny williams and johnny williams never got anything out of the state and therefore there is no corruption and the justice department in urging the court it let his conviction stand said no, that's not how the law works and all it takes is someone with money and favors and an elected official and it doesn't matter, they say whether the governor actually pressured people to do anything and it doesn't matter whether the state never gave him anything, all you have to have is an agreement and that's the guts of this case and there will
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be a decision by june. in the meantime, robert mcdonnell may have to report to prison. this was just a few days before he had to report for incarceration. the court said he could stay out when the supreme court is listening to his case. if he loses in june then he'd have to go to prison. >> pete williams, thank you, pete. >> you bet. right now investors are licking their wounds on wall street. stocks took a dive as oil prices dropped to below $30 a barrel. the dow is down almost 400 points and the nasdaq off 26 and the s&p 500 down 41. the market is now near its 15-month low. this is the worst two-week start to a year on record for the dow and the s&p 500.
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the nasdaq and the s&p are at new lows for the year, but this is the first time in 12 years that oil has closed under $30 a barrel. >> and now your storm team 4 forecast. >> it didn't take long. the rain moving in fast and now we'll see a sloppy, nasty ponding. we won't have to worry about any winter icing. 48 degrees between 7:00 and 9:00 pchl m. and rain, some moderate and likely to see moderate to heavy rain after 9:00 and our temperature still at 45 degrees. we're tracking it all for you and have been at storm team 4. that's where the pocket of moderate and heavy rain is right now. warrenton, too, headed toward areas like woodbridge, quantico and waldorf in the next few minutes. if you're going out this evening you will need the big umbrella
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because steady rain is what you will need for quite some time and moderate rain to heavy rain coming in. i have more on the timing of this and how much we'll get and some flurries for the weekend. >> tonight a man is in custody and accused with a multiple sexual assault and robberies in the district. >> we are learning that this suspect started this alleged crime spree after he left a halfway house. news 4's chris gordon is live in d.c. police headquarters with the details on this. chris? >> reporter: it started the night that melvin latney of southeast washington escaped. it lasted from november 24th until december 31st. he terrorized parts of the city attacking women and eluding police until he was arrested on savannah terrace. >> reporter: police say melvin dehardt latney is being charged in five sexual assaults and violent robberies, but it took detectives almost two months to
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find and arrest him. they have plenty of surveillance video of latney. he was seen in stores, at a metro station and police had his picture and put out a wanted poster, offering a $1,000 reward. although they knew his name they didn't know where to find him. >> he's also being charged as an escapee because what we now know is mr. latney walked away from a halfway house on november 24th and beginning on that day began engaging in a spree of crime. news 4 profiled what apparently was his first crime. it happened to a woman walking at night in the 200 block of eighth street southeast. police say latney approached her, hitting her in the head knocking her to the ground and took her bag and ran off. that put a scare into this capitol hill neighborhood. >> i get home around midnight so it's concerning. >> police asked the public for help find latney. based on a tip he was arrested
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yesterday afternoon. >> our ability to track down mr. latney and his spree of crimes and four of the five cases that he's being charged with we have some sort of video that we were able to retrieve to help us identify and track down the suspect in these cases. >> ahead, chief lanier said she has two more videos that she wants you to take a look at showing suspects in robberies that occurred this week. we'll show you those videos ahead on news 4 at 6:00, that's the latest from metropolitan police headquarters. >> all right, chris gordon. we are working a developing story where police say this man karem bryant killed a 6-month-old baby. officers responded to a call in landover about an infant who was not breathing. paramedics took mariah tillman to the hospital where she died
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days later. an autopsy revealed injuries to the little girl's head and chest. tracee wilkins is working this story for us and she'll have a live report coming up. police are investigating bomb threats made to three different looks and someone called in the threats to carter school, a junior high and d.c. police headquarters. police aren't saying which schools are involved and one of them was evacuated and the student his to be sent home early and investigators say these threats are not credible. >> for the first time attorneys general for maryland and virginia met. the men discussed what their jurisdictions are doing to reduce the number of illegal funs and to keep them from criminals. they decided that working together they could do even more. >> we believe that working in cooperation with our friends in the district of columbia and virginia we can make a difference in enforcing laws, in
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stopping gun trafficking and in stopping gun violence. >> the group is planning ways to share their strategies and information and to collaborate on initiatives and prevent that -- that prevent and reduce gun violence in the region. >> a military veteran with disabilities was robbed and shot in prince george's county and today he gave some emotional statements when two men were sentenced for their part in that attack. darcy spencer was outside the courthouse when has more on a story that was first reported on news 4. >> he is 66 years old and a disabled vietnam veteran. he was robbed and shot, but roger lived to see this day. this day when the man who temporarily paralyzed him was sentenced to decades in prison. >> just grateful that it ended the way it did. we've got all of the perpetrators locked up for the proper amount of time. >> reporter: he was selling designer coats and boots out of
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his car around the holidays if blatensburg to make christmas money to buy gifts for his 13 gand kids. rack imsolomon who goes by the nickname killa took part in the rbry and ordered his accomplice, dennisal var e al vavarez to sh victim even though he was cooperating. >> he says bust him anyway and they were getting ready to flee with his items and the car and he said bust him anyway. salomon was sentenced to 30 years in prison. sal var ez, the triggerman was sentenced to 35 years. he grew up wut a father and could be rehabilitated. the victim says the sentences were just. >> i'm glad we got it. i feel it was justice. i'm living, and i want us to go on living resentment-free. >> we're going to move forward with life. we just loving our lord and
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savior because if it wasn't for him my husband wouldn't be standing here right now. >> reporter: coming up on news 4 at 6:00, i'll tell you the surprising thing one of the suspects said directly to the victim in court. in upper marlboro, darcy spencer, news 4. still ahead at 5:00, cleared out and shut down. investigators are combing through the cafeteria at the capitol. they're looking for whatever it was that made ten people sick today. politicians, they're all talk and no action. they talk and talk and talk and nothing ever happens. >> we're just a couple of weeks until iowa and on little to no sleep the republicans are back on the campaign trail. >> i'm julie carey. the eyes of the nation might be on the iowa caucuses, but virginia voters are casting their presidential primary
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welcome. how you doin'? good how are you? so today you're gonna choose a mobile office. you can choose this chevy silverado which offers built in 4g lte wi-fi. or you can choose this ford f-150, which doesn't offer wi-fi. but to make up for it, we added a trailer, a satellite antenna, and dolores. hey fellas! (group laughter) what? so, which one do you want? i pick the chevy. definitely. or, get this dependable silverado all star edition with a total value of seven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. find new roads at your local chevy dealer. so we've come here to dramatize a shameful condition. >> [ indiscernible ] >> you're listening to students from watkins elementary in southeast d.c. they're reciting dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a
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dream" speech. each student gets to read a line during the 1963 march on washington. the school has done this for the last 12 years in honor of the civil right's leaders for whose birthday we celebrate on monday. hundreds of voters in virginia are casting their primary ballots today. in-person absentee voting began and bureau chief julie carey joins us live from fairfax county with the latest. they're getting a head start. >> this is the first day of in-person absentee balloting and here at the fairfax government center. 50 people voted today and 38 in the democratic primary and those numbers might seem small, but already they are an indication that there is a lot of interest in the march 1st presidential primary. >> we have all of the information filled out that you need on here. >> the poll workers outnumber the voters and fairfax county's election office expects you to be well prepared for what's a
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busy primary election. 13 on the gop side including one name, that of lindsay graham's that's already been scratched and we have significantly more candidates running which means more activity. so we're planning for a significant turnout between absentee as well as in-person voting. >> for voters casting a ballot there's more involved this time than just picking a candidate. >> it only has to do with which primary to vote in. >> this is a statement of affiliation add by the republican party of virginia, in it, the voter pledges they are republican. it didn't stop this woman from casting her ballot, but she didn't like it. >> i didn't care for that too much because i vote the person and not necessarily the party. >> are you here to vote absentee. >> yes. >> others eager to cast absentee the bahs, include students on break. >> the absentee procould be confusing and i would vote now before we go back to school.
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two women voted for the first time, one getting an applause in the process. [ applause ] >> i was nervous. i didn't really know what to do and they were showing me how to do it and where to go. it ended up being okay. >> reporter: now that young woman and another college student who cast her first vote today, they voted for the same person. when i join you on news 4 at 6:00, i'll tell you who they selected and back to you now wendy in the studio. >> julie carey, and fresh off last night's debate, donald trump hosted a campaign event in iowa where he is neck and neck with ted cruz. still, the most recent nbc wall street journal poll shows trump with a considerable lead among primary voters nationally. at today's event trump reiterated his response to nikki haley's comments about what she called trump's angry tone. >> i am angry. i am angry. i am angry at stupidity.
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i'm angry at incompetence. i'm angry when china is making $500 billion a year and sucking our jobs and sucking our money out of our country. >> trump will be in new hampshire tomorrow morning before heading back to south carolina. >> house speaker paul ryan says republicans in congress will have an agenda by the time they select a presidential nominee talking in baltimore after the gop leadership wrapped up its annual retreat there and ryan says they'll be focusing on five areas including health care and the economy. >> it is one of president obama's top items on his domestic agenda and now its future rest in the hands of the supreme court. the high court is deciding today whether to hear arguments on the president's executive actions offering deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants. the obama administration is appealing a november court ruling that put his action on hold.
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if the supreme court does not take up the case, the deportation action would effectively be dead. >> local historic sites, and chances are the visitors won't notice them and among the first sites were solar panels and the push to reduce energy and cost includes water and power savings, as well, in these systems and the changes won't take away from the historical nature of this site. >> the building behind me and the headquarters building are not really in the public eye and from that it won't take away from the aesthetics of the experience when you come here to visit manassas. >> the battlefield is already see something savings and its energy bill was cut by more than half and the park service is making changes at 81 historical sites at the battlefields. a new approach to stopping the rise of drug overdoses in northern virginia and the personal stories that law
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enforcement hopes will inspire change. >> and we're in store for a rainy, nasty, sloppy night, people. storm team 4 radar shows the showers a-coming and the rain is three questions for the us senate. congress just voted to label genetically engineered salmon; why not other foods? gmo crops are doused with heavy doses of an herbicide the world health organization says probably causes cancer. isn't that reason enough to label? 64 other countries label gmos. why don't american shoppers have the same information? tell your senator, high tech gimmicks like qr codes aren't the answer. we need clear on-package labeling.
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developing right now at 5:00, search crews are looking for 12 missing marines after two marine helicopters collided over
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hawaii late last night. they were on a nighttime training mission and when the sun came up search crews spotted a debris area spanning about two miles. the coast guard has helicopters on the scene and is coordinating with the navy and air force. still no word on what caused that crash. indonesian police are saying that isis did fund that attack on westerners in the heart of the capital jakarta. authorities have arrested three men on suspicion of being linked to the plot and have seized a militant flag from the home of one suspect. isis also circulated a claim of responsibility for this attack through supporters' websites saying it was aimed at people from countries fighting isis in iraq and syria. >> now your storm team 4 forecast. >> if you're going out this evening, how you will need the big umbrella and the rain jacket. the storm system racing in and look at the clouds. those racing as well and we're seeing pockets on the heavy
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rain. let me show you where and what you need to know about rain conditions and the intensity this evening between 6:00 and:00 p.m. and there will be pockets of rain and after 9:00, the heavy rain is more likely through a bigger part of the area wrapping up by 1:00 or 2:00 a.m. and fredericksburg, while racing up from southwest to northeast. you can see it here by the shadings of yellow and orange around fredericksburg. 17 and that rain coming at a pretty good rate and .42 per hour which is the reason why we're forecasting quite a bit, somewhere between half and a quarter of an inch. it's all headed toward areas like triangle, montclair and dale city and woodbridge area and right up one as well as 95 toward quantico in the next few minutes and this evening's road conditions and still a green light for most of us and that
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will change quickly by late tonight. you get the cautionary light on area roads and take it easy and watch for a ponding and again, a big area where we'll peck up a half inch in most looks. so it is going to be sloppy and nasty this evening. i'll show you the timing of this rain as it heads out of here. the sky is starting to clear by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow and tomorrow not a bad day at all and green light for travel, exercising and getting out and about. just have a nice, warm jacket and no problems whatsoever and the wind will pick up tomorrow with the afternoon with sunshine and keep that in mind and the wind and the cold that follows and it will be a big story for next week and not for tomorrow. 50, la plata and high temperature in gaithersburg and for sunday, yes, you've probably heard there could be a few flurries around the area and not expecting much at all with very little accumulation and some of you will see a flake or too and they'll do just fine this
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weekend and sunday, a chance for light snow and amelia has more details on how the base and how many trails are open coming up later this hour. here's a big change and the fact that the temperatures drop those windchills early monday morning zero to ten degrees and for early tuesday morning we're expecting windchill readings somewhere under zero. so below zero, and five degrees below zero and 17 with the actual air temperature tuesday morning and the cold, yes stays with us for a little longer and we'll take a look at the extended forecast also coming up later this hour. guys? >> right now at 5:00, what we're learning tonight about the man who is accused of killing a 6-month-old infant and why local police say he was in a position to harm this child, and an innovative medical procedure which is cutting recovery time from surgery in half. changing the running times. chipotle says it will
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right now at 5:30, we're following a number of developing stories. a man in prince george's county accused of killing a 6-month-old girl. the new information we're learning from police. hazmat scares at a cafeteria, what made nearly a dozen people a little woozy. where a number of new cameras will be installed to keep an eye on criminals. >> tonight, a man is in jail
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charged with murdering his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins is outside the apartment complex where this happened. what are you hearing, tracee? >> reporter: this man will be held in d.c. and extradited to prince george's county, but there are a lot of questions surrounding this case. one of those questions, why was a man with a violent past allowed access to this defenseless infant? 23-year-old karem bryant of southwest d.c. is charged with the murder of his girlfriend's 6 months old baby girl police were called to the hyattsville apartment january 6th. >> the infant was rushed to a local hospital. she died on january 9th. >> bryant is now facing second-degree murder and first-degree child abuse charges in the death of mariah tillman. the 6-month-old was a twin. >> the infant deceased from injuries as a result of blunt force trauma to her head and chest and was ruled a homicide. >> officials with the prince
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george's attorneys office say the injuries are consistent with shaken baby syndrome. >> mariah deserved to be safe in her house and this was not an accidental killing. >> she's a defenseless baby. >> it appears there was family at home at the time of the murder. the baby was assaulted in her bedroom. >> preliminarily, what we believe happened is that mr. bryant was alone with the baby in her bedroom and that she was murdered in that bedroom. >> reporter: bryant has charges in the district of columbia for armed robbery. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, the state's attorney for prince george's county has taken on this case and many others dealing with infants who have been killed by the boyfriends of their mothers. this will be the fifth case in two years. more on that. reporting live in landover, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, tracy. >> prince george's county has installed a new 911
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communications system and volunteer firefighters are not happy about how it's affecting their jobs. the system locates trucks closest to the emergency and sends them out regardless of the jurisdiction. when this massive fire broke out in adelphi wednesday, three montgomery county trucks and one from prince george's county were sent because they were the closest trucks. the deputy chief of the nearby brantville station doesn't think this is the best way to dispatch service. >> what we're complaining about is sitting here almost 40 times staffed when other units are being sent for calls in beltsville and laurel and greenbelt on the capitol beltway the other night. >> a spokesperson with the county's 911 center says technology has caught up to fire and ems service and it is helping to send the closest resources regardless of the historic service areas. they say this does help reduce response time. a lot of folks will see this
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as good news. every year more than 200,000 people tear their acl in their knees, but doreen gentzler is here with details on a new procedure to treat that injury. >> acl tears are actually pretty common and they happen all of the time to athletes and they can be excruciatingly painful. it almost always requires surgery with a long recovery time and an innovative and less invasive surgery is cutting down on recovery time and patients who have had it are pretty happy with the results. cannia brown almost wasn't able to run this race. >> some scholarships were lined up for her for track and field, but they all sort of went away when they fund out she had torn her acl and she said, doc, the only way that i'm going to have a chance to get my scholarships back is if you let me compete in the relays. i'm looking at the calendar and i said that's four months away. >> cannia was a high school
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senior when she got hurt in the soccer game and she was also on the cheerleading squad that ran track and field. the first doctor painted a bleak picture. >> he told me from there i wouldn't be able to run again, and i wasn't going to be able to go back into sports. i didn't really want to talk to him or hear anything else he would say. >> cannia's father brought her to medstar washington hospital center in d.c. after years of accepting acl reconstruction the standard, the doctor started looking for better ways to treat the injury. >> i went to dr. duogi and he discussed with me and my dad it was a new procedure the doctors was doing. it would cut recovery time in half and i would be able to compete in relays. so from there i went into surgery. >> reporter: conventional acl surgery rebuilds the cruciate ligament. it has been the most commonly
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used surgery when repairing ashes cl injuries and recovery can be slow and painful. >> over the last ten years we've embarked on projects to do better studies and what we're finding is quite sobering. we're finding that after acl reconstruction with conventional methods that 43% of high school and collegiate football players are playing at the same level. >> duogi heard about a procedure in which kevlar was put inside the knee. after seeing the doctor's increasing and lasting success in treating acl tears he flew the doctor to the united states to learn the procedure. he's performed the surgery on 26 patients in a year and a half. as for cannia, she's a freshman now at the university of maryland eastern shore running track for the hawks and in a recent meet. >> for my surgery, my times were good and i actually dropped successes off of my time. >> did you hear that? her time is faster now than it
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was before the knee injury and the surgery. cannia will be heading back to school in a week. she plans to run track this spring. it sounds like there's no stopping her now. chris? wendy? >> thanks, doreen. >> sure. we'll take a peek into the future and show you the self-driving cars that will be on the road before you know it. >> the new video police want you to see. they're asking for your help to help them track down a number of thieves in montgomery county. >> and we'll tell you why chipotle has decided it
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just moments ago officials cleared the office building after ten workers were evaluated after reported they didn't feel well. the workers were tested for exposure to lead. construction has taken plates in the cafeteria in the past several weeks. the area was cleared, but not evacuated. according to t people are facing punishment for accidentally shipping live anthrax. the u.s. military has found lax operations of the proving ground, the base near salt lake city is where workers deal with some of the world's most deadly pathogens. >> we have tracked down all of the primary recipients and we have done everything we believe
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possible to notify the entire community of what has occurred here and we believe with a very high level of confidence we have found all of these samples and they have been destroyed. >> the staffers range from mid-level government employee to the a brigadier general. the facility will no longer be allowed to produce pathogens for shipment and the military is putting new procedures in place to prevent the shipment of live anthrax. next month chipotle will temporarily close all of its restaurants after it deals with recent outbreaks. chipotle will briefly close all locations for several hours february 8th to hold a team meeting with its workers. the company plans to discuss changes to the food preparation and answer employee questions. chipotle has been linked to at least six outbreak and that includes the norovirus, e. coli and salmonella. the chain has made changes to improve food safety. from additional training for
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workers to mailing customers, you can see what it's doing to try to woo people back. search the nbc washington app and just search chipotle. >> it's a new approach to stopping the rise of drug use here in northern virginia. >> i'm david culver in loudoun county. coming up, we'll show you how they're using very local and personal stories in the hopes of creating change within our community. it's every parent's worst nightmare, losing track of your child. what happened to this little boy when he got on the wrong school bus. on storm team 4 radar, i'm tracking light to moderate rain in the district and coming up in
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that's real estate, redefined. officials with the nation's drug enforcement agency says arrest alone will not halt the rapidly growing drug problem. >> they're teaming up with local police officers to stop overdose deaths in the suburbs and they're using a touring exhibit as a main weapon. >> david culver explains from loudoun county. >> we made the rounds for this report, started with a drug manufacturing site in the jungles of columbia and then headed to a suburban meth lab and you will matly to one of the consequences of drug use, a deadly car wreck. all of the raw and realistic scenes part of a newly unveiled
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exhibit now open in the leesburg office space. what you are seeing now is an increase of overdoses in the suburbs. >> mike chapman's experience is rooted in drug enforcement. he's a former dea agent and now turning to education in the bitter fight against drug use in northern virginia. >> you look at the chemicals and the acetone and the ether and putting it into your body. >> it's all poison. coming in all forms, hard core drugs to prescription pills that you find in a medicine cabinet. this de amuse yum arming visitors with tools to fully understand the drugs and their impact on the body. >> you look around and you can't help, but take in the very visual displays and some of them like this one here, perfect for children's height, even the information there made for a child. the plan is to have local schools come through here so that the kids can interact and learn this information. >> dea special agent in charge
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of our region carl colder believes this could save lives. >> for years we thought that the consequence was going to jail, being incarcerated and now the cost is life and death. >> faces of the real lives impacted and the digital notes left by their loved ones, an emotional and yet compelling part of this war on drugs through learning. in leesburg, david culver, news 4. maryland's top health official says the trend of overdose deaths in the state is starting to take a turn for the worse. between january and september of last year, maryland had 889 deaths that were related to unintended intoxication. 184 connected to the painkiller fentanyl and health officials say unlike the recent trend many of those cases did not involve combining it with heroin. health officials say this shows people should be trained to use that drug that reverses
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overdose. police are releasing new video to try to track down a pair of burglars that were targeting shops in montgomery county. >> one of the shops was hit twice in the same week. both times they shattered the front glass door to get in. all three of the crimes happened near lake forest mall. >> and d.c. mayor muriel bowser signed a new measure into law that will help deter crime and catch criminals. and religious institutions and other property owners so they can install security cameras. those cameras will be registered with the d.c. police who will use the footage to identify suspects after the crimes happen. >> it's a good thing to have cameras everywhere. and supports businesses that has
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businesses and our lives. >> the presence of the cameras will also help deter people from criminal activity. >> amelia, you told us most of the day was going to be clear and then we were going to get soaked. >> it's going to be a soggy evening and tracking moderate rain and even heavy rain in spots especially as we work our way during the overnight hours and moderate rain impacting the district and now traveling tonight, dealing with damp roads and ponding of water on area roads and if you're traveling under this heavier rain and reduce visibilities, as well and look toward the leonard town area and notice the oranges and reds here on storm team 4 radar and that is incredibly heavy rain and all of this activity continues to push up from the south and northern montgomery, frederick counties and rain moves into the area with the next hour and veronica will continue to track that and your weather headlines if you're going out definitely want the
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umbrella and the big umbrella and rain gear for sure and little or no accumulation if we see any flurries at all. and the storm team 4 weather alert and dangerously cold air and moves into the area and i'll have more on the windchills in just a second and here's future weather and:00, widespread rain across the area and everyone continues to deal with rain at 11:00 p.m. and notice the future weather. showers push out of the area by 4:00 a.m. and clouds clear out and overall tomorrow, the weather has a low impact on your day. the skies have become mostly sunny and it's breezy and 40 degrees at 7:00 a.m. and clouds still damp and clouds break up at 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and our high of 51 and we're headed into 3:00 in the afternoon and we'll continue to track breezy conditions tomorrow evening and it's dry for your saturday night and the temperature around 45 and current temperatures right now in the mid to upper 40s and 47 in the district and here is the latest ski report and we
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haven't talked about this a lot lately and winter green has 16 trails open and headed back further west and it has 17 trails open and snowshoe reporting a base of 30 inches with 33 trails open and i think the best day to go skiing would be sunday and you could see light snow there when you're on the slopes and the high temperature on sunday at 38 degrees and 25 for martin luther king, jr. day. the 25 degrees are deceiving because it will be blustery the entire day, so if you're going to the peace walk or the martin king, jr., parade it will feel like temperatures are between 5 to 15 degrees and breakfast, windchills in the single digits to low teens and lunch dealing with the temperatures and dinner time feeling 0 to 10 degrees and at the bus stop tuesday morning it is brutal as the kids head back to school and it will feel anywhere from five below to five above and the temperature of 17
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by the afternoon as they're getting home still breezing and a temperature of 25 and we continue to track cold weather and we start to warm back up thursday and friday, guys. >> all right t. the recent electronic shows and car shows are giving us a look at self-driving cars. >> the future of self-driving car tech is front and center at the detroit auto show. >> the volvo and mercedes benz have big announcements and they're bringing semiautonomous funks in 2017. >> the pilot assist in the new volvo s-90 allows the vehicle to stop and start on its own. a new system detects objects including large animals and helps break to avoid a crash. >> the drive pilot system assists steering and up to 130 miles an hour. >> you can even change lanes by hitting the turn signal.
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it's impressive stuff. >> it uses smartphone technology to alert vehicles to upcoming hazards and these will get smaller and smaller and smaller. >> drivers of the tesla model s car don't each have to be in the car to park it. the more affordable chevy malibu can automatically break and keep the car from wandering out of the lane. still, cars aren't doing all of the driving. at least not yet. >> we're five years away and that's the reality across the country and these high-tech cars are blazing the trail to that future. brian mooar, nbc news. the new marine corps marathon website is up and running this afternoon and organizers are hoping it will make it a little bit easier for runners to register. you have plenty of time to train. the rates is set for october 30th. thousands of runners take part in the race every year and the new website is marine well, it's time. the national zoo's panda cub bei
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bei has gotten bigger since this photo and tomorrow he'll reach a milestone as he makes his debut. it's the first time it's opened since last august. expect some big crowds if you want to go because when big sister bao, bao made her debut, make it by 3:00 if you want to see little bei bei. >> a panicked mom wants answers after her child didn't come home from school. the boy got on the bus after school for the first day of a new bus route. we'll tell you where he ended up. staff sergeant petertown was killed last month by a suicide bomber in afghanistan. everything stops. it feels sur reelz. it's hard to breathe. >> coming up at 6:30,
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a plummer in california is thankful to be alive after he got trapped in a trench for 13 hours. the man was doing some work on a sewer line when he fell 17 feet down, got stuck in mud up to his waist. that space was so small only one rescue worker could get in to help get him out and even then that worker had to use a vacuum and hand tools to free him. the man is expected to be okay. talk about terrifying. a mother in wisconsin had no idea where her son was.
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he never showed up at day care because the school bus dropped him off at the wrong spot. the mom is now demanding some answers. >> not knowing where your son is is just a -- it's something you never want to feel. >> reporter: marty bradley was panicked after finding out her son zacharia never showed up at day care. little did she know he was in a panic, too. >> i was crying hard. >> reporter: zacharia was waiting alone outside in the bitter cold and darkness. >> very cold and my hand was hurting and my foot. >> reporter: the bus driver mistakenly dropped the first grader off near his house instead of at day care. zacharia found his way home, but no one was there. he began yelling, a heartbreaking question. >> can somebody help me? >> that was when renee love came home and noticed the little boy down the alley.
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>> i knew he had to have been really, really cold. i took him home with me, and i took him downstairs and wrapped him up and i gave him a snack. >> marty came home to find a note that said her son was safe a few houses down and she can't help, but think how much worse it could have ended. >> i don't want it to happen to nobody else and nobody should have to go through this. >> thank god for good neighbors. >> the day care has taken responsibility for that mixup. news 4 at 6:00 starts now with doreen and wendy. >> now at 6:00, a man walks out of a halfway house and commits a crime that same day. this is chris gordon. how surveillance video and a plea to the public leads to his arrest. virginia voters casting absentee ballots today in the march 1st presidential primary. so what do the republican voters think of the loyalty oath. walmart has backed out of a deal to a neighborhood that has
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been waiting for decades. what this move means to the people of this neighborhood who are desperate for good news. >> two men were sentenced today to decades behind bars for a shooting of a disabled veteran. coming up, i'll tell you one of the surprising things one of the suspects said in court. we begin tonight withic braing news. new reaction just coming in from former virginia governor bob mcdonnell. the u.s. spouk has just announced it will hear his appeal on public corruption convictions. in a statement mcdonnell says he is grateful for the supreme court's decision and he maintained his innocence. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams broke the story and tells us the justices were sympathetic to one of mcdonnell's arguments. >> they say the government vastly overreached in prosecuting him, that the way the law was explained to the jury was wrong. >> reporter: mcdonnell and his wife maureen was found guilty of accepting moran


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