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right now on "news 4 today," shot in the face. the man recovers as police piece together a late night incident. what we're fining out. kidnapped and found dead, a 13-year-old girl. why police are holding a virginia tech student. and tracking the warm-up and showers that could cause trouble in the week ahead. i'll take the snow out. >> come over to my neighborhood and grab a shovel. still a lot lingering around. >> but we're talking warmer temperatures. >> and such a change compared to
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last weekend. so nice and quiet. >> that's an understatement. a beautiful day yesterday. and today warmer temperature, but more cloud cover. today completely dry, no sign of rain or snow. and it will remain like that throughout the day today and overnight. and here is a look. temperatures will warm up into the afternoon and early evening hours. generally in the suburbs, a few degrees warmer here in the district. and about 5 to 10 degrees warmer if you're south of washington. so 2:00, a temperature around 52. we hit the high around 3:00, 4:00. leesburg, frederick, urbana, you will warm to about 53. a high in washington 55. and fredericks could warm to around 60 degrees today. >> i'm sure they will take that. developing this morning, a man is recovering after getting
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shot in the face with a pellet gun on new hampshire avenue. police say for some unknown reason, the person shot at the car with a pellet gun. it hit the driver in the face. he was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. police are investigating the shooting. also developing this morning, 13-year-old virginia girl kidnapped earlier this week is dead. nicole lovell went missing wednesday night. investigator found her remains yesterday in north carolina. 18-year-old david eisenhauer from columbia, maryland is charged with her murder. police arrested eisenhauer who goes to virginia tech. they have not disclosed the relationship between eisenhower and lovell. president hal candidaial ca out in full force this weekend. donald trump and hillary clinton lead their parties in polls. steve handelsman has more.
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>> if we can win here, if we win in iowa, everyone is talking about it, we can run the table for the first time ever. >> reporter: he means win every republican contest and it's possible. trump's polls have a five point iowa lead. >> on february 1, you have to get out and caucus. >> reporter: even in a blizzard, he said, or a marital storm. >> if your wife leaves you for another man, if you leave your wife because you don't like her, i don't care what it is, if you're sick, if you -- you got to get out. >> reporter: ted cruz urged his backers and insisted to me he's winning back the iowa frontrunner spot that he once held. what do you say to the trump backers who used to back you but now back him? >> well, they're backing me once again. >> reporter: marco rubio's push will be partly digital. >> we'll bombard with e-mails. >> reporter: hillary clinton's lead last slipped to three points.
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but long time supporters look likely to caucus. >> for those of you who have already decided to support me on monday night, thank you so much. >> reporter: bernie sanders is relying on first time caucusers. >> we will win the caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. >> reporter: and predicting the turnout in iowa monday, say experts, is impossible. they say a big turnt helps trump and sanders. and a small turnout helps cruz and clinton. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, at iowa caucus headquarters, des moines. stay with news 4 for complete team coverage of decision 2016. steve and aaron gilchrist are in iowa right now. they will be there tomorrow for the big vote. and of course meet the press moderator chuck todd also in iowa, he's hosting the show from there this morning. he will talk to senators ted cruz, marco rubio and bernie
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sanders ahead of tomorrow's caucuses. d.c. police need your help finding a missing child. 11-year-old destiny haney has been gone since thursday night. she was last seen on alabama avenue, this is near 15th place in southeast. she was wearing an orange shirt and camouflage pants. if you have seen her, call police. it for many of tonight is the deadline for sign up for affordable care act. derrick ward is live with what you need to know. >> reporter: good morning. again, well, indeed there is a marathon effort here to get people involved and people signed up. we're at one lotion now, first baptist church. and what you're seeing here are folks getting in to that process of getting signed up for health care. of course as you said the deadline is 11:59 tonight. and the time that of to avoid a
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pretty steep tax pan penalty if you're not covered. the pastor here says normally they're in the process of making sure your soul is healthy, but they also have been playing a big roll in making sure bodies are healthy, as well. and here in the district, there has been a particular effort and success at that effort here in the district. let's hear. >> we're the second lowest district in the country, but we want to be the first state in the union to have universal health insurance coverage. >> reporter: a large number of younger people signing up we're told. so i think they are realizing the importance of health care and having a healthy body. if you want to live to be an older person. so again, you have until 11:59 tonight to sign up.
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so now is the time for action. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. family demanding change. the call for action after a man died just feet from a fire station. what his loved ones want. and the blizzard caused some major damage. how a pru
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the family of a man who died just feet from a d.c. fire station wants to make sure no one suffers the same fate as their father. 77-year-old medrick mills jr. died two years ago this month. firefighters refused will help for mills. they said 911 needed to be called before they could respond. the mills family says that similar incidents still happen to this day and that needs to stop. >> how many more times does this have to happen, guys? you have a brand new fire chief. it's still happening.
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so obviously the changing of chief didn't change a culture. >> the mills are suing the district, but a d.c. law condition allow residents to sue the city for negligence by employees. a pipe burst monday at the curling club creating a giant hole in the ice. and this happened in the middle of their curling season forcing the club to close. it will be a labor intensive and costly cleanup effort. they are trying to get it all done before a big tournament that happens later this week. sfw sfwla. please stand town. this was never meant to be an armed standoff. >> that was the leader of the oregon wildlife refuge occupation. in a call from jail, ammon bundy
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called for the remaining to stand down and go home. bundy and ten others were arrested after a month long standoff at a wildlife refuge there. we're in the middle of a big temperature swing. amelia is updating her forecast and possible flooding. and did you see this last night? the big spark that lit up the sky for a few seconds. going to let you know what it was.
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presidential candidates are making their last minute pushes in iowa. and caucuses at first major k indicator of 2016. the latest poll puts trump on top, but nearly half of caucusgoers are saying they could be i convinced to change their mind. >> it's interesting if you look at the poll k5icarefully. trump voters are least likely to change their mind. but there is flew fluidity among the other through. ted cruz need as bunch of ben carson people to change their mind. he would benefit the most. carson is at 10%. not an insignificant chunk of voters. if you take half his support and add it to cruz it's neck and neck between him and trump. so that's what the cruz people
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are working so hard on. trying to unite the evangelical wing of the party. if they're united, he wins. and rubio looking to piece off pieces of a lot of different candidates. he seems to be just better second choice for people than a first choice and that's another thing that you could see some movement based on little differences based on the polling. >> with the caucus, you need people to show up and it looks like you might have brought the weather with you to iowa. they're talking about a snowstorm on monday. >> well, you now the storm is slowing down. but i can tell you you this, if there is a storm, if this blizzard hits tomorrow night, good news for cruz and perhaps clinton. the party stalwarts are the ones most likely to show up. if the weather is nice and actually all the forecasts seems to think that this blizzard is coming tuesday and not monday,
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that could mean a little higher turnout. higher turnout, better for sanders and trump. >> if the younger voters don't turn out, is sanders done? >> well, the way the rules are, sanders will be a force for a while. but if he wants to in-with the nomination, i don't see a scenario where he wins without upsetting her here in iowa first.scenario where he wins wi upsetting her here in iowa first.nomination, i don't see a scenario where he wins without upsetting her here in iowa first. >> what can you bring from us from iowa? >> look at this set, about the coolest next to the one we actually use. look, we're panning out. somebody should take a photo, you can find all the things genuine here at the salvage store coffee shop and which ones are nbc added.
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it's pretty cool. "today" show will be using this, too. >> miss you on the set. see you back here when you get here. you can see me"meet the press" right after news 4 today. happening today, a d.c. soup kitchen set open to reopen at 9:00 this morning after the blizzard with with a birthday celebration for the founder and break fos for those in need. mayor bower o muriel bowserk for authority to shut a business down if people are smoking inside. if she didn't secure the short, am amsterdam pot clubs could.
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so up around the city. we're learning that thele alexandria council has agreed to set up its own ethics committee. but according to the "washington post," it is not the one envisioned by mayor silverburg. council members voted for more limited version of the mayor's roam. it will now give control of the committee to the all-democratic city council and they are also asking the state for authority to ban or limit gifts to the council. let's turn or our attention to the weather. >> the temperature is trying which means the snow will be melting. but that gives you new problems, right? >> exactly. the potential for some flooding especially on wednesday. but just something to mote about today's temperature. washington currently at 42, our high yesterday in the district was only 43. so we've almost achieved our high temperature yesterday at, what, about 10:0. so weather today a low impact.
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mostly to partly sunny skies and warmer temperatures for everybody by at least 10 degrees. 43 in manassas and leesburg. winchester coming in at a comfortable 50 degrees. and here you can see the high temp today in your neighborhood from 50 in hager town and frederick to 57 in manassas and 62 degrees in fredericksburg. so a lot of melting going on today. and the more snow we can melt reduces flooding concerns for wednesday. tomorrow bus stop, all spots above 32. no location tonight will drop to below freezing. so that's great news. the concern for black ice won't be there among other factors tomorrow morning. 47 degrees at that point. so already pretty comfortable for the first day of february. and then as the kids are coming home from school, potentially
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light rain moving through the area. otherwise temperatures tomorrow near the 60 degree mark. but skies will be mostly cloudy. highs tomorrow from 52 from frederick to 59 in manassas. south and west mid-60s tomorrow for areas like charlottesville. on tuesday, a high of 50 degrees. it is ground dog day. 100% that you're dialing with rain. a look at that high of 63, record to beat at reagan national, 65 gris.ing tuesday n wednesday could have heavy raining and blocked storm drapes that could lead to flooding.
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so if you know of storm drains in your neighborhood where you live, probably a good idea to get those cleared out before wednesday. the other big factor, how much snow will melt and when. we want to melt a lot today and monday so the storm drains can absorb it. so we'll update the forecast pretty much in the morning and evening. i'll be this again tonight and chuck tomorrow morning. on thursday, it's partly sunny and dry, a i whigh of 47. more normal temperatures friday and saturday. >> so if he sees the hshadow, more winter? >> yeah. i lived in punxsutawney, partly sunny there, so i think he will see his shadow. very scientific. >> i don't put anything into that groundhog. it's all what about ours said.
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you may it have see it, the brilliant fireball. >> and if you didn't, we'll show it to you. this that happened around 6:00 last night. look at that. this was over northeast. -- or people all over the northeast reported seeing it. a fireball is actually a very bright meteor. >> or it was a spaceship. >> you said that earlier and people think you're into that. >> well, i'm just saying. four things to know for today, a 13-year-old virginia girl kidnapped earlier this week is dead. investigators found nicole lovell's body in north carolina yesterday. 18-year-old david eisenhauer is now charged with her murder. a man recovering after being shot in the face with a pellet
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gun while driving in silver spring. police don't know who is responsible for the shooting. happening today, prince george's county police are trying to figure out who shot a plan to death. it happened saturday afternoon. most of the investigation occurred in a wooded area behind a boarded up home. for many tonight, tonight is the deadline for the 2016 health insurance enrollment under the affordable care act. folks have until 11:59 p.m. to sign up on the healthcare.gov website without being hit with the massive irs tax penalty. it was a big night for hollywood and even bigger indicator for the oscars. we'll break down the stars
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leonardo dicaprio just took one step closer to securing the academy awards. he took home the top acting award at the screen actor guilds war. brie larson also secured one for "room." and idris elba secured two. and the cast of spotlight won also. >> that's a good movie. leo needs to get his oscar speech ready. social media was the perfect outlet for some of you during the blizzard.
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this video tweeted to me from some kids in laurel who decided to make a mix tape. >> snowplow, school's out, you ain't got no driveway. snowman, snowman, snowman. >> that is angie enchilada on the mike by the way. they were having way too much fun in the snow. and hopefully all that will be melting here soon. >> yeah, i think a lot of the snow he should have melted by about tuesday. >> all right. thanks for joining us, every. p we'll leave you with this. get outside and enjoy it.
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this sunday, the iowa caucuses. the candidates have had their say, now it's time for iowa voters to have theirs. can donald trump win here and just simply start to roll? >> i don't even think i have to campaign anymore. why am i even wasting my time? >> can ted cruz beat trump and turn this into a two-man race? >> the time for all that media noise is past. this is your time. >> what about marco rubio? does he finish second and become the chief challenger to trump? >> you see some deceitful things going on in the last minute. >> ted cruz, marco rubio and rand paul are all with me here live. plus, what will the latest e-mail story do to hillary clinton's chances? >> i never sent or received

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