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us that hit man was really an undercover police officer. >> reporter: chris, howard county police tell me that the couple lived together in this gated townhouse community here behind me. they say the wife had no idea that her husband was allegedly plotting to kill her. we got a look at the charging documents. he was asked do you want your wife to suffer? and he said, just end it. arrested in a murder-for-hire scheme. police say 36-year-old aafaq manejwala wanted to pay thousands of dollars to have his wife killed. police say he wanted the hit man to do the job right here at their town home in this gated community on polished pebble way in howard county. he wanted it staged to look like a home invasion robbery or burglary. >> we were fortunate in this case because we received a tip. we got information that this man from laurel ha b
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kill his wife for money. >> reporter: that tipster set up a meeting between manejwala and an undercover cop. police say they met three times and talked about how it would get done, how it would be made to look like a botchedñi burgla or robbery. >> as soon as he began to offer money and information, that made it very evident that he was serious about this homicide. we began pursuing it that way. so now there will be additional investigation, but we don't know the motive at this point. >> reporter: police say he offered $15,000 but said he'd have to make small payments so he wouldn't raise suspicion. when asked if he wanted his wife to suffer, he allegedly said, just end it. he's being held on solicitation for murder and attempted murder charges. >> he took the officer to his home so that he could see the exact house. he also shared with him pictures of his wife and also showed him a video of the interior of the residence so he would know how to get around
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>> reporter: there were three meetings allegedly throughout the month of march, but one thing the suspect allegedly did yesterday morning that led to his immediate arrest, i'm going to have that part of the story coming up on news4 at 6:00. wendy, back to you. >> thank you, darcy. today metro leaders reinforced the idea you should expect major disruptions, maybe the possibility of more shutdowns as metro works to rebuild itself as a world class system. the shutdowns, they could last for months. at a meeting today with nearly 100 local leaders, metro's gm says one of the keys to fixing issues on the subway is getting everyone on the same page. he's currently working on a plan to fix the systemic issues and says solutions could require shutting down entire lines for months. you will recall when metro shut down for just one day two weeks ago, transportation reporter adam tuss reported that extended shutdowns may be needed to fix
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metro's board chair says they are expecting a budget gap next year but says he does not want to raise fares or cut service. right now leaders from across the world are leading to our area for a two-day summit on nuclear security. we've already seen officials from algeria, kazakhstan, and south korea touchdown and we expect to see ukrainian officials landing very shortly. starting tonight that summit is going to cause major traffic and transit interruptions for folks downtown. there will be street closures in and around the convention center along with rolling road closures for motorcades. let's get to pat collins with more on how this is going to impact us. >> reporter: impact us, chris, it is going to be a major impact down here. across the way, the washington convention center. this is 7th and new york avenue. new york avenue, one of the major arteries that cuts through our city. in a couple hours this road and many
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closed for the summit. it will be closed for some time until saturday around noon. in the meantime, the security tightens down here, and some businessmen, well, they have some thoughts because they have to do their business behind one of these babies. for the next couple of days, life around the washington convention center will be anything but normal. look at the security fencing lining the streets around the convention center. it's something less than inviting. >> it looks like they barricaded us in. >> reporter: this is mark and this is joseph with wag time. you have been in business down here for more than 15 years. what has that done to your business? >> our business has gone down about 25% today and it's probably going to get worse tomorrow. >> reporter: fence jumping and trespassing prohibited. that's a p
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at the cutting up barbershop, this weekend they're on plan b. >> it will be real hard to get here. >> reporter: are you going to try to open? >> we're going to try but it looks like it's going to be a long shot because people got to park like three blocks away to get here. then once they get around here they found they probably have to show their i.d. >> reporter: sale of tickets prohibited. i think this is leftover from a rock concert. at the first cup cafe, they believe that this could actually help business. you see, there's going to be a lot of cops down here, and cops need coffee too. so you're open on thursday, friday, and saturday. >> yeah. >> reporter: sunday too. so you're open through the whole thing. >> yes. >> reporter: you think this will improve your business? >> a little bit, yeah, because of the police people. >> reporter: so the fences are up, and the cops are getting in position, and soon the
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around here will get airtight. again, back to the road closures. it's going to involve about a 20-block square area around the washington convention center. go to our nbc washington app to get all the details on all the roads that are affected. coming up at 6:00, i will talk to some people who are going to live here through this. wendy, back to you. >> and, pat, even if you're not in your car, what if you're a pedestrian who wants to visit these businesses and go out to dinner? there's a lot of restaurants that are kind of locked in there. can pedestrians walk through there? >> reporter: yes, pedestrians can walk through here. what you have to do is park outside the secure zone or take a subway outside the secure zone and then walk into your restaurant. now, you may have to get some sort of i.d. to get through the sidewalk here to get into the restaurant. i would call the restaurant ahead to see what you need to
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restaurant, but i tauklked to a couple restauranteurs and they're taking reservations for this period. call first, that's the best thing, wendy. >> going to be an interesting couple of days. thank you, pat. a florida man is now in custody after he was caught with drugs driving towards the cia headquarters. police say they stopped robert headland just before midnight as he drove towards the cia gate off of the gw parkway in virginia. inside the vehicle police say they found crystal meth, syringes, some kind of liquid called poppers that head lund said he used to get high. he admitted to uses meth earlier that evening. he's facing drug possession charges now. i'm doreen gentzler at the live desk with some breaking news about the zika virus, and this has a local connection. fr it's from a case identified in washington. right now it's also raising
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direct link between the zika virus and birth defects. according to a study that just was published in the new england journal of medicine, ultrasounds in a 21-week-old fetus here showed evidence of infectious zika virus which has caused extensive damage to brain tissue. early ultrasounds had shown no signs of abnormalities in that fetus, but significant abnormalities were revealed in an ultrasound at 19 weeks and in later tests severe atrophy appeared in that fetus. the pregnancy was terminated at 21 weeks. the mother had been infected with the zika virus while traveling in central america last november. traces of zika have been found to be in her blood four or five months after shes infected. also possibly providing more evidence on how long that virus stays in the system. the ongoing headline about the zika virus story is how much we don't know. this case from children's national medical center could go a
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understand how and when a fetus is affected by the zika virus. i'm doreen gentzler. >> thanks, doreen. med star says it's made progress to remedy that massive cyber attack. this is the third day that doctors and other medical staff are not able to rely on computerized records. now one of the patients there has shared a message from the hospital staff that concerns him. news4's chris gordon is live at med star georgetown university hospital. chris? >> reporter: well, wendy, that patient had a physical examination here today, and he shared a phone message med star left yesterday that he says indicates their computers still have no access to patient records. but med star says it is making progress. med star says within 48 hours of the mal ware penetration, three
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patient care are moving to full restoration, but this patient who doesn't want to be identified says he got a phone message yesterday from a hospital reminding him of his appointment today and the message shocked him. >> you have a physical scheduled tomorrow with us at 1:30. our computer systems are still down so we need you to bring a list of your current medications and a list of allergies. if you don't have a list, you are welcome to bring your actual pill bottles. if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. >> i have an extensive list of medications, multiple health conditions. i'm seeing a new physician, first-time appointment. it's absolutely essential that they have something to rely on called a medical record which they don't have access to. >> reporter: med star is not confirming if the cyber attack on their computers is ransomware. "the washington post" cites a number
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reported seeing a message on their computer screens seeking payment of about $19,000 in bitcoins over the next ten days, suggesting after that it may be impossible to recover computer files. as a patient do you think if it is ransomware that med star ought to pay? >> i think med star should pay, and they should pay quickly, and if they haven't paid already, i think they're making a big mistake because they're putting money ahead of patients' lives. >> reporter: ahead, a former white house counterterrorism expert tells us whether he thinks this is a ransomware attack, and if so, whether he believes that the hackers should be paid. that's the latest live in northwest washington. back to you. >> thanks, chris. she's a brave little girl who made the call that saved her dad's life, and today a lot of folks were excited to meet a 7-year-olom
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simply on his way to get his easter haircut. shot and killed on a metro platform. you may have heard about this crime, but ahead we are going to focus on the life of this bright young man murdered for what appears to be nothing. >> in this day and time, a lot ♪ as a small business owner, here's one thing you can rely on: your business will change as it grows. whether its new space, more employees, or better equipment, things have a way of moving fast. but if your network can't keep up, it can really slow you down. and that's not good for business. thankfully, a switch to the 100% fiber optic network of verizon fios is all it takes to keep everything moving in the right direction
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fire and ambulance, what is the address of the emergency? >> emergency? his number? his phone number? >> oh. >> wow. she saved her dad's life. a 7-year-old who made the right call when she dialed 911. >> this evening we are going to hear from that little girl and also from the woman who helped her get through that situation, a situation that could stress out an adult. news4's pat lawson muse has the story. >> that was really scared to me, but i did it by myself. >> reporter: 7-year-old jenna viloria says she's proud she helped save her father's life when he collapsed into a diabetic coma. >> she teched me when i was 3 years
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two things that were important, the address and the number. >> reporter: dispatcher amanda poor took the call on a sunday last february. >> what is the address of the emergency? at the beginning i knew she was young so i knew it would take more effort and not so much medical terminology. how old are you, honey? >> i'm 7 years old. >> okay. is your mommy or daddy there? >> my dad is on the floor and he's on the ground sleeping. >> okay. is there anybody else there with you? >> no. it's only me. my mom is at work and my grandpa's at work. >> reporter: calmly and clearly jenna followed the dispatcher's instructions to count her father's breaths. >> i went ahead and went for it. i knew she was smart and knew she could do it. >> nice to meet you. we heard your call. you were wonderful. >> reporter: followed by a gaggle of reporters, young jenna toured the call center, met the fire chief, and received the
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certificate. >> jenna is a poster child for doing everything right when faced with a challenge and stress of a potential life-threatening crisis. >> reporter: jenna's parents couldn't be more proud or grateful. >> very proud. not only us but overwhelming. >> i told her give me a hug and thank you for saving my life. every day, every night. >> reporter: pat lawson muse, news4, montgomery county. >> isn't she sweet? this is a milestone that could mean a new chance at life for people with aids. today johns hopkins university surgeons performed the nation's first organ transplant between hiv positive people. up until 2013 laws prevented doctors from using organs from hiv positive people even to save another hiv patient's life. today's transplant could be a game-changer for aids patients whose organs are
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one hiv patient said it would have helped him. >> i also know that when i was so sick and only had a brief period of time to live, that if an organ from a person with hiv had been offered to me or to my family on my behalf, we would have gladly accepted it without hesitation. >> currently hiv patients have to wait on a long donor list like everyone else, but this project could shorten that wait time for people who are infected and for noninfected people if it is successful. >> boy, let's hope. more than 5 million people in the u.s. suffer from alzheimer's disease. the financial and emotional toll it takes is hard for the patients and the people who care for them. but as doreen gentzler discovered, there may be hope on the horizon. >> a new study using immunow therapy is in clinical trials at georgetown hospital. doctors have
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therapy to treat other diseases, mainly cancer. they're hoping it will stop the progression of alzheimer's. >> 69-year-old dale moore is getting prepped for his fourth treatment at georgetown university. >> we're going to go ahead and get your vital signs and give you your infusion. >> reporter: he was diagnosed last year with mild cognitive impairment. a p.e.t. scan showed it was the early stages of alzheimer's disease. >> i was aware that i was missing things, and i don't like that feeling. so i thought that one way to address the problem would be to participate in this study. >> reporter: the study is testing immunotherapy which works with the bodies natural defenses. it has been used to treat cancer before but trying it on alzheimer's is relatively new. this is a double blind study which means
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antibody drug calleda ducanumab and the rest will get a placebo. >> at the end of the study we'll find out who got the placebo and who got the ant tie body. >> reporter: dr. scott turner is director of the memory disorders program at georgetown university and he is a principal vector on the nationwide study. >> we think it helps to clear the amyloid protein from the brain. >> reporter: patients with alzheimer's disease have a sticky build up of what are known as amyloid plaques. when those clump together in between cells in the brain, that can impair the brain's function and that can be devastating for patients and their caregivers. >> and if we remove the amyloid, we think we're going to be effective in getting an effectivetreatment. >> reporter: dale moore is just one of almost 1,500 participants in the national study. he'll be finished in 18 months. he comes to georgetown once a month for his infusion with his loti
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craig says he already sees a change in his old friend. >> although this is his fourth infusion, i can say from my perspective he has seemed much more alert. it could be the placebo effect of the study itself. he is, i think, doing remarkably better in this short period of time. >> reporter: though dale says he doesn't yet see a difference, he's hopeful that in the long run this treatment will be successful. >> to sharpen my thinking and acting and participating in life. >> reporter: everybody undergoing medical treatment ought to have a supportive friend by their side like he does. this is providing so much hope to so many cancer patients, it will be amazing if it helps with alzheimer's. georgetn
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studies to slow the process of alzheimer's disease. >> wouldn't that be great. oh, my gosh. thank you, doreen. the popularity of donald trump is helping wine sales in virginia. find out who is capitalizing on the political headlines in the commonweal commonwealth. and we're looking
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and now your storm team4 forecast. >> currently we're at 62 degrees, and as rehead into the evening hours, it's not going to be as cool as it was last night. here is the hourly planner. 7:00, temperature around 59. by 11:00 p.m. a few clouds out there and temperatures still in the mid-50s. now, the winds not so much of an issue today. just a bit breezy this afternoon. they'll increase tomorrow. windy throughout the day. breezy on friday as well as saturday. we're windy again on sunday. finally the winds not an issue on monday. here is your hourly forecast for tomorrow on your thursday. we start off with the temperature around 51 degrees. so comfortable for that early morning bike ride or maybe you're going to play some tennis. by noon a temperature around 66 but only some limited sunshine throughout the day. despite that, the weather having a low impact on the day. 4:00, a high of 73. again, noticing those winds, but the winds out of the south
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temperatures and by 7:00 there's the chance for some scattered showers and a temperature around 71. but most, if not all, of your thursday, even into thursday night is looking mainly dry. not the case on friday. a better chance of rain. rain looks to favor the morning, midday, and early afternoon hours. lauryn will be the latest on the hour-by-hour timing on friday's rain in a little bit, but we could have a few rumbles of thunder, and with that potentially some gusty winds that could produce isolated wind damage and a low to moderate risk of heavy rain but absolutely no threat for any tornadoes as the cold front tries to push through the area on friday. now, dining out forecast for tonight looking nice. cool but nice. tomorrow some showers are possible and on friday some showers potentially still hanging on. so download the nbc washington app where you can always get the latest radar and determine your dinner plans. high on friday of 76 degrees. a high on saturday of 63 so noti
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adding in the chance for some rain showers. they will favor the d.c. metro area and areas off to the east and south. the timing now pretty much throughout the day. something we're going to continue to keep an eye on and update. on sunday mostly sunny and chilly with a high of 53. >> reporter: i'm tracee wilkins. students reflect on a life lost and community organizers discuss why a vigil for a 15-year-old shot at the metro station is so important. and a war of words is ramping up. >> how violence at the trump rallies is gaining new steam. >> and democrats are trying to capitalize. >> i never thought i'd be a politician. i can't believe i'm doing this to be honest with you. >> let's face it, on the republican sid what we'ree
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when he forgets who i am, i'll still know who he is. the first time we said i love you we didn't use words. we simply held each other's hands. we still are. i lost my dad to alzheimer's. preventing alzheimer's is within our grasp. let's double the budget of nih and get it done. i'm david trone and i approve this message. a teen gunned down on a metro platform in a senseless crime. tonight the community coming together to help the victim's grieving relatives mourn their loss. devan tay washington was on his way to get a haircut for easter. >> then he was shot and killed by another teenager who he didn't even know. ce
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live in northeast with some information on tonight's vigil. tracee? >> reporter: the community activists who worked with the family to put this together say this is important not only to help this family to grieve but to send a message to the community as well. >> i think about it every day. >> these largo high school students say they plan on taking a break from spring break fun to honor the memory of a classmate tonight who was shot and killed. >> i was crying about it because he was real young. didn't get to grow up and do anything. >> reporter: davonne tay washington was shot and killed on a metro platform at the deanwood metro station in northeast d.c. saturday. the 15-year-old was with his family when police say 17-year-old maurice bellamy shot him. the gunman spotted washington and approached asking what do you keep looking at me for? do you know me from somewhere? on
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bellamy pulled out a gun and shot washington multiple times in front of his mother and younger sisters. >> a lot of things are done for senseless reasons we can't even explain sometimes. >> reporter: community activist robert brennan and ronald moten were contacted by the family to help organize a vigil at the deanwood station. >> we're happy we were able to pull this together to help the family go through this grieve process. >> reporter: they're hoping to heal those who loved washington and send a message to community leaders. >> we have to make sure that we don't just do vigils but we put a system in place once again in our city that's cohesive and deal with the pain, with the violence, and accountability for things like this in our community. >> reporter: now, this vigil is scheduled to be begin at 7:00 p.m. at the metro station. coming up on news4 at 6:00, why organizers are saying tonight is about davonte but also about the gunman as well. reporting live, i'm tracee wilkins. back to y
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and i'm susan hogan at the live desk. two sham cancer charities dissolved just moments ago. we learned of the largest joint enforcement action ever. two cancer charities that promised to help cancer patients have been shut down after the federal trade commission says they scammed donors out of millions of dollars. the ftc along with all 50 states and d.c. settled claims against two bogus charities, cancer fund of america inc. and cancer support services inc. according to a federal and state complaint, these charities bilked more than $187 million from donors. the complaint claims the majority of donations benefited only the charities' operators and their families. tonight a man from anne arundel county is facing pe
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on a teenage girl. police say he went into the changing room inside forever 21 at the annapolis mall. a 16-year-old girl says she noticed him trying to record her with his cell phone as she was trying on clothes. she says when she asked what he was doing, he just walked out. the so-called kim davis bill will not become law in virginia. governor terry mcauliffe said he vetoed it during on appearance on wtop radio. it would have allowed religious leaders to refuse to marry gay couples with the governor says is discriminatory. >> this clearly is aimed at discriminatory practices which i will not tolerate. we need virginia to be open and welcoming to everyone. it's unconstitutional. it is discriminatory. it demonizes folks. it brings fear and persecution. we can't tolerate that. >> and our northern virginia bureau chief julie carey joined wtop for today's ask the governor program. the governor went on to say
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books that protect the religious beliefs of everyone in virginia. the gop's loyalty pledge is in jeopardy. donald trump says he no longer is following through with that pledge and ted cruz and john kasich suggest they're not going to do it either. earlier in the year all said they would support the party's eventual nominee. trump now says the party has done little to support him, while kasich and cruz say they can't support the tone that this race has taken recently. [ bleep ] can't help you. >> well, this all comes amid a new investigation about violence at a donald trump rally in wisconsin. a teenage protester was arguing with a man she claims groped her. after she throws a punch, someone uses pepper spray on her. trump is trying to get back on message. het
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matthews at a town hall event where the two discussed the issue of abortion. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah. there has to be some form. >> ten years? >> i don't know. >> why not? >> after the interview the trump campaign released a statement saying that the issue is not clear and should be put back to the states for determination. well, most candidates are in wisconsin. hillary clinton is campaigning in new york. that state holds its primary on april 19th. clinton held a rally today at the famed apollo theater and she went hard after trump and cruz on the issue of foreign policy saying that neither were qualified to serve as commander in chief. >> let's face it, on the republican side what we're hearing is truly scary. that doesn't make them sound strong. it makes them sound
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their heads. >> news4 has learned there's a problem with getting bernie sanders' name on the district june 14th democratic primary ballot for president. d.c. party officials say it's a minor administrative issue. tom sherwood reports it may take some special legislation by the d.c. council to resolve this. donald trump's candidacy is having a positive effect on, of all things, wine sales in virginia. trump's son eric owns the trump winery in albemarle county. managers say they're seeing a lot of new visitors ever since mr. trump announced he was running for president. the winery's tasting room carries and sales trump campaign hats. she survived a roadside bombing in iraq. now the first woman from the district awarded the purple heart for being wounded in service is being honored more than a decade later. and there's a new option for treating drug addiction in northern virginia. we're going to take to you a center that uses people who understand exactl y
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for your last chance to get $250 back. hurry, this offer ends soon. call or go online today. small business is better on a better network. this week's wednesday's child is a very special teenager who i first introduced you to in the fall. she's been waiting for a permanent loving family for a long time. shea hasn't given up her hope for that to happen and neither have we. today we take you once again to meet allison. she was waiting for us at the front door of her school. hi, allison. allison said hello with a punch of a button. >>
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favorite rainbow shoes for this occasion and she was ready to show me how well she's learned to get around. >> when i met her, she was in a wheelchair. since then she has gotten surgery and now shea walks like gangbusters. >> reporter: she's surprised all that know her with the progress she's making. her special education teacher says allison is a star. she showed us the red pen to show us things she's interested in. >> she has a complicated medical history and situation. she was born with several medical anomalies. she has cerebral palsy. >> reporter: and that has rendered her unable to speak but not unable to communicate. she uses her ipad punching words and pictures to say what she wants to say. do you like having this? is it very helpful? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: and that's allowed her to share her
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something she hopes to soon be able to share with an adoptive family. when asked where she's like to live, she answered. >> with mom and dad. >> reporter: we made a pinky promise to try to find the perfect permanent family and allison was grateful for that. we hope to find that family very soon. and maybe that family is you. if you have room in your home and your heart for allison or another child who is waiting, please call our special adoption hotline. 1-88-to-adopt-me or search wednesday's child on nbcwashington.com. >> as always, great work, barbara. >> great personality. you know, we all tend to rely on our headlights when we get on the road. >> but how well do they really work. the first ever test is over and the results are not encouraging for drivers who are hitting the road in the dark. >> reporter: i'm julie carey in fairfax county where there's a new center dedicated to people who want
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and mental health challenges. >> they make me feel welcome. they make me feel safe. >> reporter: and the people here helping, they've bee throughn
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a new place in fairfax could you please at this is offering to help those who are struggling with addiction or struggling with mental health issues, but it's not staffed with doctors or psychologists but folks who have faced these same challenges. bureau chief julie carey show us how the pure resource center is changing minds and
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>> we're here to support you. all of us have been through similar situations. >> reporter: it's the official grand opening of the peer resource center but it actually got started in october housed inside the c sk. b, the community services board building. anyone who comes through the doors, they're not called clients. they're not called patients. everyone here is called a guest. and they are guests facing big challenges, addiction or mental health issues, often both. a friend told mary gardner about the place when she recently left a month long hospital stay but didn't feel she got much help. >> i came out and one day i was really down. i started to cry and he helped me. he held my hand and said, okay, now. and we talked for about two hours. and finally i felt much, much better. >> reporter: holding her hand, someone who faced similar despair but now is recovered
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we've done to help ourselves in our own lives, but we never use you should do this. it's never prescriptive to folks. it's just we've been there, you know, we've used these tools in our own wellness and to recover. it might work for you. >> reporter: peer counseling just part of what's offered. these flyers spotlight various support groups for men and women. there's art therapy and help finding a job and they don't have to be part of the csb's programs. ahead at 6:00, how the peer resource center helped turn around one young woman's troubled life. >> i'm grateful to be alive to take every single breath today. >> reporter: in fairfax county, julie carey, news4. well, it is not too late to get a look at washington's famous cherry blossoms despite yesterday's gale-force winds. there's still some blooms out there for everyone looking to catch an iconic picture. there's a live cam and we've
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washington app. just search cherry blossoms live cam. >> or you can just watch us. we have this huge monitor right behind us. there they are. >> and they're still intact right now. they must have been the strongest cherry blossoms we've seen. >> they went through a lot. cold, warm, cold, warm. >> they did. peaking about a week before they were supposed to peak. it's gorgeous out there. hopefully you can get a chance to go out there. i know they will last four to ten days after their peak bloom and peak bloom was on friday. not too much longer especially because we will continue to be breezy as we go through the next several days. all the way through the weekend. thanks to lloyd ferguson. he always sends me the greatest photos and the rest of the storm team4 on twitter. this is from middle beburg. what a gorgeous day. temperatures in the low to mid-60s this afternoon, and that's where we are right now. we also
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gusting up to anywhere from about 20 to 30 miles an hour. pretty breezy but the winds are coming out of the south. last night we had a lighter i went and clear skies. much more mild overnight. it will be mild tomorrow morning and mild through the day tomorrow. temperatures will be in the 70s tomorrow but look at these clouds. we're going to have cloud cover as soon as you wake up and as soon as you go to bed ahead of our next system. here comes the next system organizing in the midwest. it will bring us some rain. here it is right here. 12:30, we're looking good through much of the day. most of the day going to be dry. we'll have some spotty showers as we go into the afternoon and evening. i think afternoon in the shannon dough thwhat valley. even some thunderstorms as we get into friday. chances will increase for rain friday day break and an 80% chance of rain showers through the day on friday and also some thunderstorms possi
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late friday areas south and east of d.c. and southern maryland could still see it friday night. we have to put a chance in for saturday. just some showers on saturday night. windy kind of rain on friday. that when we bump it up to about 80%. temperatures still in the mid-70s. on saturday we'll have chances of rain. temperatures are going to be in the low 60s. unfortunately, it does just look like some spotty rain but maybe enough to postpone that dhcherr blossom kite festival. it is going to be breezy and it is going to be cold. temperatures only in the low 50s. we stay in the 50s as we go through next week. next chance of rain after that will be on tuesday. >> thanks, lauryn. some surprising results released today following a new study on your car's headlights. our news4 consumer reporter susan hogan is here to shed light on how well or poor they rated. >> that's right. do you know how well your headlights really work? for first time ever the insurance institute for highway safety tested and rated headlights, and
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pretty dim. >> reporter: out of 31 2016 midsized cars evaluated, the insurance institute for highway safety rated only one, the toyota prius v, as good. when equipped with l.e.d lights and high beam assist. the low beams cover a distance of nearly 400 feet giving a vehicle traveling up to 70 miles an hour time to stop for an obstacle in the road. here is how the majority of vehicles tested. 11 rated acceptable. 9 rated marginal. and 11 rated poor. >> headlight systems are often designed as a styling statement rather than to provide good light for drivers. >> iihs found a vehicle's higher price tag is no guarantee of decent headlights. it says the bmw 3 series has the lowest scoring headlight system. the low beams illuminate 128 feet on a straight road. d
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35 miles an hour to stop in time for an obstacle in the road. news4 reached out to bmw and in a statement the company says in part, it has been an industry leader for headlight technology innovation and is disappointed with the results, but remains confident it offers its customers very effective headlight systems and a variety of price points. we ask drivers whether headlights play a role in choosing a car? >> no, it's not one of my big considerations. >> it's really more so about the look of the car, the interior, the features. >> reporter: the institute says you can't predict the quality of light based on the type of headlight. >> we see a wide range of performance coming from halog s halogens, hid, l.e.d., and curve adaptive systems. >> reporter: they named honda accord's base models a having some of the better performing hedl
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>> i will consider the headlights now that you said that. >> reporter: the institute says there is one simple thing drivers can do to improve visibility in any vehicle. use their high beams if it's safe to do so. however, the institute says drivers rarely turn them on. you can find the entire report and ratings on our nbc washington app. just search headlights. i'm pat lawson muse at the live desk. this just in. a lawsuit filed against a former prince george's county school aide accused of taping vial sexual acts between children while working as a school volunteer. new court documents say an 11-year-old girl a student at judge sylvania woods elementary, is one of deon tai carraway's victims. the girl was abused behind the stage at the school and was told by carraway he would kill her if she told. he's in custody and he's pleaded not guilty and has
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students in our area are getting some national attention for their creative effort. >> a robotics team from bull run middle school is competing for national honors. students at loudoun valley high school created a solar powered trail safety system. both groups are s.t.e.m. students, that's science, technology, engineering, and math. dozens of scientists are visiting area schools to encourage more students to consider these fields. >> if an art student was looking at this particular design, they would say it's a repetitive pattern of uniform. the scientist looking at the same configuration of pattern, they would say it's a water molecule. >> speakers are promoting a two-day festival planned at the washington convention center next month to spark student interest in science and math. well, it's been more than a decade since she survived a roadside bombing. now one of d.c.'s own war heroes is being honored during a special ceremony th wasat
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a special honor long overdue for a national guard specialist who was wounded at the very start of the iraq war. >> a roadside bomb explodes under the five ton truck she was driving. well, today she's been honored for her service. tom sherwood has more from the purple heart ceremony at the wilson building. >> reporter: a howard university color guard marching past national guard specialist an toe net scott. scott w
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council as the first woman from the district to be awarded the purple heart for wounded service in iraq back in 2003. but scott today focused on all who serve and those who don't come back alive. >> i just want to take and give a moment of silence. we lost one of our very own, and i never want to forget. >> reporter: staff sergeant nancy mckinney presented an award earned a dozen years ago. scott has been sent to germany for recovery. at first she wasn't aware she was injured. >> my only thought was i have to make sure that everyone is safe. i was hit directly in my face and head. the whole upper area had a big hole in my face probably the size of a golf ball. surgeons did a pretty good job. if you look really closely, you can see the beautiful little scar on the jaw line. >> reporter: staff sergeant mckinney who represented with her said she proudly represents all citizen
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what ordinary citizens are doing for these wars like iraq? >> no, i don't think they have any idea. >> reporter: d.c. council member mary cha marked women's history mark. she struggled a bit with scott's official rank. >> okay. but you're a sergeant? >> no. those are errors. >> okay. you're a general as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: in the district, tom sherwood, news4. a new bombshell into the donald trump campaign today. he told msnbc's chris matthews that abortion should be illegal and women who undergo the procedure should be punished. >> do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yeah. there has to be some form. >> trump's comments this afternoon sparked an immediate firestorm, and he is already trying to w t
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steve handelsman is on capitol hill with the latest on all this. >> reporter: thanks. it is not like donald trump to walk anything back, to say he didn't mean it, it's rare. write down the date, but that's what he's done. he was squirming on msnbc, and then said, yes, he does want new laws to ban abortion. he's certainly not alone among republicans in saying that, and then saying that with laws come consequences, punishment, and then saying before he tried to unsay it later today that women who have abortions ought to face punishment. interviewed by chris matthews on msnbc, donald trump said he wants abortion made illegal. on the consequences, he hedged. >> no, should the woman be punished for having an abortion? >> look -- >> this is not something you can dodge. do you believe in punishment for abortion, yes or no, as a principle? >> the answer is that there has to be some form of punishment. >> to the woman? >> yeah. has to be some form. >> john kasich is anti-ti

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