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feels like summer, but we're not done with winter just yet. tomorrow and big time wind on sunday. but friday morning quiet for thousan now. cloudy and humid outside. nix next 24 hours generally warmer. take your umbrella with you. there are chances for rain this morning, this afternoon and tomorrow p. thundershowers just south of charlottesville are about three he to four hours away from reaching so you were southern maryland. and in hollywood maryland, this is now out of the way. three notch road into explorati exploration, all lanes now open. georgia avenue at colesville, a crash in the intersection. at the
nice and light volume here this morning. 66 right now 95 right now, no major problems. you can see 95 southbound headed into the wood bridge owing area, not seeing any crash or anything. beltway at river road, running just fine. we're following a developing story this morning out of richmond. a training exercise turns deadly for a virginia state trooper in that city. trooper chad dermyer was shot and killed at the greyhound bus station thursday afternoon. his team was training on how to intercept drugs at places like bus terminals where when the trooper walked up and introduced himself to a man that's when the man pulled out a gun and shot dermyer several times at point blank range. the shooting continued inside the terminal injuries two other people before the suspect was shot by police. >> the shoulder continued to be combative once ems crews
and was rendering aid. he was transported to dcu medical center where he later died. >> the suspect has not been identified. our ofaffiliate in richmond say he may have had mental issues and he's not from the richmond area. and gearing up for day two of the puck clear security summit. many of streets are blocked off. shear a map of the closures. we also posted the map on the nbc washington app so you can get them even on the go. now let's check in with megan mcgrath live with more on how this could affect you. >> reporter: good morning. bottom line, if you want to avoid the area around the convention center because of all of the road closures like the one you see hbehind me. you can see the tour buses lined up in the right-hand side, right hand lane here on 11th street. just a few minutes ago, they were actually double
that only one lean was gane was by. they have fewer options in terms of dropping passengers off, so is that one of the many trickled down things we're seeing. also the mt. vernon metro station is still closed. frap trains are by passing that station. world leaders are talking about a variety of issues including how to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists. you can expect traffic to be impacted once again during the morning rush hour as well as the evening rush hour. we're expecting things to get back to normal sometime after 8:00 tonight. also something to keep in mind is that there is a demonstration happening this afternoon at mcpherson square. and they actually have kind of an interesting virl that might at attract some attention. global zero calling for an end to nuclear weapons and they say they h
nuclear missile that is four stories high as part of a demonstration in mcpherson square. obviously that may be an attention grabber for folks traveling in that area. so plan ahead, keep if mind there are going to be some tough points in this morning's rush hour as well as later. back to you. >> megan , thank you. accusations of a rape at howard university. the student accused has been kicked out of school. the allegations stem from a resident adviser who says she was raped by another student and also a resident adviser back in february. protests broke out on campus because many students felt the allegations were not handled properly. howard sent out a statement saying, quote, this week an individual was permanently dismissed from the university secondary to serious violations of the university code of conduct. the investigation is still under way. gloot t
at the capitol monday is faces new charges. la larry dawson was shot twooit after refusing to drop his bee bee gun. dawson is expected to be officially charged with assaulting a federal officer and federal employees with a dangerous weapon. as lawyers prepare for a retrial in the murder of washington intern chandra levy, news 4 plans to speak to levy's mother. susan levy is part of an art gallery exhibition starting today that will tell the stories of crime victims and their loved ones. chandra levy was found dead in rock creek park back in 2002. investigator revealed she was romantically involved with gary condit before she went missing in 2001. the retrial will be in march. right now rain is headed our way, but the same storm system has left behind some pretty severe damage. erika gonzalez has amazing video from the live desk. >> you are not
this cellphone video captures another night of violent storms in the south. look at this funnel cloud. that was in mississippi. the storms hit multiple states. you're looking at the scene in alabama there where significant damage was done after reports of tornadoes. today they are dealing with downed trees, downed power lines. good news to report that no injuries railrowere reported. today is your chance to score tickets to see the washington capitals in the playoffs. individual tickets go on sale at 11:00. be another week before we know the dates or times of the playoff games. you can bite tickecan buy the t caps website or verizon center. a disabled man found in
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push the president to make marijuana laws uniform across the country. organizers of last year's successful ballot measure that leelized pot in d.c. are behind this protest. 6:11 now on your friday morning as you're planning out your take the umbrella with you. these showers and thundershowers are going northeast bound. they're only about two hours from fredericksburg and 2 1/2 from southern maryland. so that puts it in there between 8:00 and 9:00. an 80% chance of rain showers today. highs today near 80 degrees, but it won't last. a cooler 7 day look at the weekend coming up. right how still have this problem here georgetown pike at old dominion drive, we crust got off the phone with police, they say they are on the way.
happening, but report of an accident. georgia avenue at colesville, that crash has cleared out of the way. 270 from germantown down to the spur, 11 minutes right now. 95 here top of the beltway over to 270, you see it will take you ten minutes there on the outer loop. 95 north quantico to the beltway is just fine, as well. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop thin your car. lawmakers promise to boost minimum wage in a local community. and also ahead, dreams of sitting back and a letting your car do the driving may be further away than you think. the problem on many of our road has could sideline self dr driving cars.
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time is 16:15. a stab suspect on the run. the man stabbed someone he at the addison road metro station.victim is recovering from serious injuries. transit police say daniel brown is the suspect. they say he was handing out xres n express newspaper when he started arguing with another than. according to police, brown tackled the man, stabbed him and ran away. the incident is the latest high profile case for metro. last weekend 15-year-old davonte washington was gunned down in front of his family. a 17-year-old is chargeded with murder. in february, a map was shot during an attempted robbery on board a green line train approaching the anacostia station. patrols have been increased. assaults among crimes that have risen when compared to this same time in 2015.
two murders last year, a stabbing on the red lean train on july 4th and shooting in a metro garage ten days later. two people are dead after an officer involved shooting in downtown baltimore. police say plainclothes officers opened fire on two men after they saw the men aiming guns at someone on the street. automatic rifle and handgun. brussels airport is ready to reopen following the deadly terror attacks there last week. airport officials say they're waiting for security officials to give them the go ahead to partially reopen and start running flights. they did get approval from the fire department and the belgian civil air authority. there will not be any flights today, but flights could start this weekend. a new report warns on a serious security risk at federal buildings here in washington. across the country, monday's security threat at the capitol has heightened security
services administration says there are too many different types of security badges issued to works and that increases the chances of identity fraud, tampering and counterfeiting. federal workers agree things need to be done to keep them safe. >> whatever can be done to enhance security is something we support. >> gsa has already started on in corrective steps. it oversees more than 9,000 federal buildings across the country. an family is demanding an apology from american airlines. they say her wrongly profiled and kicked off the flight. >> i'll ask you to step off the aircraft. >> this video september by the family to our sister station in chicago. at the say her kicked off this plane that was flying to d.c. because of how they looked. however, a spokesman for united says the family was rebooked on another flight because the child safety seat did not meet federal
the spokesman says the airlines has a zero follow ratolerance f discrimination. there has been a major discovery when it comes to the zika virus. researchers at purdue has figured out the struck of the mosquito-borne virus. the discovery will help give clues in to finding a treatment or vaccine. today doctors and government lead frers across the country are in atlanta to talk about the zika virus. the cdc is hosting a summit on how to respond to zika and control mosquitos. experts believe zika mosquitos may live in more of the u.s. than once thought. but that does not mean they will transmit the virus linked to birth defects. silver springs family is grateful for officers who rescued a 72-year-old man who drove his car into a creek. wong went missing wednesday morning after a doctor's appointment when his family didn't hear from him, they filed a missing
montgomery county police and several other agencies used his cellphone to track him down. they found his car in a creek in hartford county north of baltimore. he was suffering from hypothermia. >> he's home. excited. like grateful. my dad's lucky. he's a strong man. >> wong is doing okay now. his family now trying to find ways for him not to have to drive himself anymore. starting tomorrow, you'll have more room to walk around george up to. d.c. transportation officials are widening the sidewalks every weekend through this coming fall. the initiative is meant to give pedestrians more space to wander around the shops especially on m street northwest between wisconsin avenue and 33rd street. a lot of shops on wisconsin, too. the initiative also cuts on some parking spaces. it's busy down there anyways. >> i'm guessing this weekend probably won't be as b
could be considering the cold and wet. >> and how windy it will be. let's focus on today, chuck bell. >> we can do that. cherry blossoms are still a few petals down there, but it nowhere near peak anymore. an today and tonight's rain shower chances may be about the end of it. and don't get used to the some spr warm weather. we'll be near 80 today, but that's it. back closer to average tomorrow, saturday's high in the 60s, but the transition to colder weather is on the way. a real honest to goodness early april cold front will drive temperatures to s down into the by sunday morning. so what to expect today, cloudy, breezy and warm. rain likely to get you at least once or twice today. and maybe a rumble or two of thunder. the big story over the weekend will be the incredible blast of wind saturday night into sunday. winds come around to the northwest, could be sustained winds between 35 and 55 miles per hour late saturday night into sunday. be ready f
outside. because it will be blown away sunday afternoon if you're not the carefully. thundershowers to our south, we'll time them out for you. they're coming mainly on the south side arriving in orange, virginia by 6:57. fredericksburg by about 8:00. over into dahlgren about 8:5. so that is the timing of the next shot of rain showers. be ready before then in case they arrive a little early. a few sprinkles out new luray and that's about it. feels like up summer on your way outside. upper 60s to near 70. we'll see a quick jump in temperatures take ev s today. highs today in the upper 70s to near 80. and the whole weekend won't be this warm at all. 79 today, 65 tomorrow, showers likely up through about lunchtime tomorrow. dry saturday afternoon. ferociously windy coming up on sunday. and then a little rain chance
air middle of next week, "7-day forecast" at 6:51. big problem here in the mclean area. george up to pike at old dominion drive, police say this is a four car crash and right now georgetown pike is shut down in both directions. we'll get more information on this one and pass it along. inner loop on the woodrow wilson bridge, a cash there in the through lanes. you can see slowing things just a bit. rest of the beltway looking very typical for this timing of day. remember because of the security summit downtown, major road, some still open here. rhode island avenue, 6th street, constitution, connecticut. you want to a void the convention center as best you can today it will be wrapped up today and tomorrow they plan to reopen the road roads. use shaw or gallery place instead of mournt vernon as your stop. fwloo five construction officials being
we brought this to you first yesterday from the live desk. the overpass was under construction when it just gave way in a pbustling calcutta, in. difficult for officials to get there to help people because it was difficult to get the machinery in because of surrounding buildings. 23 people died, 80 have been injured. and now the construction firnl s officials are investigated for alleged culpable homicide. tesla is fighting to expand its business in virginia. the "washington post" reporting tesla wants the state's permission to open a store in the richmond area. the company already has a store in tyson's corner. many car dealers don't want to see it happen because of a law that row hints direct sales to customers from car manufacturers.hints direct sale customers from car manufacturers. tesla says it has a
business model that won't work at a traditional dealership. the other big story about tesla this morning, the company has unveiled its model 3. there is the electric car people are already putting down cash for even though doesn't come out until late next year. the model 3 will cost about $35,000. you compare that to some of tesla's other models which are more than twice that amount of money. and they're nice. well, i don't know about the 3, but the ear ones i've ridden in, it's like hold on. >> must be nice. a lot of people have dream cars. >> just ridden in it,on't own one. >> you're thinking about it now. >> no. tesla, foog he will, audi, lots of companies are working on the self driving cars. >> however you may want to wait a little bit before a chance to use them because not enough roads are in good enough condition for the cars to drive on.
says fading yellow lines can confuse cars. >> about 65% of the roads in the country are in poor condition. the answer is for the companies to develop better sensors to deal with the poor conditions. however that takes a lot of time, a lot of money. i'd like to see -- >> better road conditions. >> paint the lines. for a whole number of reasonses's better to have the lines. >> and we're already a little hesitant about self-driving cars. if they can't sense the lines? >> 6:26. happening today, the doors officially opening at the wheaton community center, construction of a new combined facility and the public library will soon begin at that site. that scheduled to open in 2018. in the meantime, folks are encouraged to use the other centers in montgomery county. the closest are at the silver spring and rockville locations. a local fight over the legacy of the late antonin scalia. why a local university could change the name of its law school after the supreme court
summerlike complains in tnde day ahead, but the impact storms could have on your plans. chuck bell has four things to know. >> reporter: what is d.c.'s plan to fix the potholes? i'm molette green. how you can get reimbursed for the damage when i come back. narrator: all that political mail might be overwhelming. let's simplify. only one candidate has been endorsed
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breaking news on the roads in mclean, all lanes shut down georgetown pike at old dominion. police say it's a four car crash. no word on when things will be cleared out, but all lanes of georgetown pike there shut down. this could cause real problems for the morning commute. inner loop at woodrow wilson bridge, that crash out of the way. 66 overall looking pretty good. nice light volume so far. 95 north and southboundle roll loo
270 at falls road, normal volume. right now we are watching the weather and the impact it will have on your weekend. that line of storms you see right there, it is pushing its way toward us now. chuck bell here. >> weekend just around the corner. i wish i had better news for your weekend plans weather-wise, but it won't be all that cooperative. today a risk of a rumble of thunder. near 80 again today, but a lot quo colder air coming. even a chance for a freeze middle of next week. today off to a cloudy start. take the umbrella. p temperatures in the upper 60s now. we'll be upper 70s to near 80 later this afternoon. thunderstorms in charlottesville now, they're coming northbound.
maryland, be ready for that in the next hour and a half to two hours. your commute will soon get even better as road crews begin to fill the troublesome potholes. road crews will be out in full force as the city kicks off its annual potholepalooza. molette green is live with more on what the city has planned for this. >> reporter: good morning. just hospitals ago, a metrobus came down in road, columbia hit, hit the potholes apmade a loud noise. if your car hits that, could yod get some real damage. but pothole pa lou palooza to t rescue. later this morning we'll hear about when it launches. that's when ddot will tell us about new technology pledging to make repairs within 72 hours. already they have filled 11,500 potholes. d.c. drivers, you ha
pothole incident to file a claim with the city. but you got to have your paperwork in order. and any pictures, any proof of payment, all of that you need to have in hand and make clear how much you want reimbursed. more information on our website at nbcwashington.com or inside our app. that's the latest live from adams morgan, columbia road, very bumpy. pothole repairs are also expected to continue to the baltimore-washington parkway north of the beltway. u.s. park police say drivers can expect sipping fell lane closures in both the north and southbound lanes. this should happen between 9:30 and 2r:30. if you see bad potholes, we'd like if see to see your pictures. tweet us @4potholefix. a lot of 4s we use h
station. it is now 6:34. metro news this morning, metro's new general manager says no decisions have been made about additional shut duone downs of system but he's keeping options open about the possibility of closing lines for maintenance. he has certified from many concerned customers. >> i don't have a car, and i take metro every day. so would it be something that will be a problem for me. i would have to take you been uber, spend extra money. >> what are you going to do with the people? you will lose millions. >> wiedefeld says if metro makes any change, customers will be notified ahead of time. montgomery county wants to join the district in a plan to raise the minimum wage. "washington post" reporting the increase would happen by 2020. k
announce a group of foreign policy experts who will be advising him. the announcement comes just hours after he had a surprise meeting with the republican national committee. last night he said he had amazing discussions about issues like the use of nuclear weapons and overhauling u.s. voechinvolt in nato. and now a controversy surrounding bernie sanders. news 4 has learned the d.c. council will have to pass special legislation to put sanders' name on the democratic ballot for the june 14th primary. earlier this week we broke the news on twitter sanders would not be on the ballot the because election officials failed to file the correct paperwork on time. we're learning more about the candidates hoping to replace maryland senator barbara mikulski. donna edwards and chris van hollen addressed voters last night. edwards says she brings a unique perspective to the race and understands many of the challenges voters face. >> i know what it means to raise
the rent and electric bill and race home to pick up the kid from daycare to avoid the late fees. >> representative van hollen says voters should pick up because he'd take on politicians including donald trump. maryland's primary is set for april 26. a big honor for former justice antonin scalia. george mason university says it will rename its law school for him. the school says it received a donation of $20 million to make the change. this is not without controversy, though. a virginia lawmaker is working -- has started a petition to prevent this from happening. scalia died in february at a ranch in texas. he was 79 years old. we're watching a developing situation across the south after severe storms strike again. new video we're seeing this morning and what we're learning about the damage left behind. and right now a major closure in mcline. georgetown pike shut down. ll
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breaking news in mclean. georgetown pike shut down both directions there at old douminin drive. alternate, take leigh mill road or 7 to avoid it all together. could be shut down for some time. it's a four car crash. 270 south at shady grove road, a crash in the main lanes. you are seeing the slowdowns. travel times from better mgerma the spur, 15 minutes but i think that will increase quite a bit. top of the beltway 95 to 270, looking good.
problems there. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm. right now you have to listen to mr. chuck bell. thank you, melissa. 6:41 on your friday morning. it is humid. almost balmy outside. temperatures are near 70 degrees already. recess today, only gets a c. there will be shower chances. and it will be really warm, highs upper 70s to near 80. so umbrella first thing and again later this afternoon. coming home from work and school, shorts and t shirts weather for sure. tracking the rain drops with embedded thunderstorms, they will be arriving in spotsylvania, virginia about 7:35 this morning. fredericksburg by 8:00 a.m. be ready for it. today you can check out the newly renovated national museum of the marine corps. a beautiful building in triangle, virginia. it reopens today. it closed back in january. the museum
including a newly restored world war ii dive bomber and vietnam era helicopter. we're watching developments out of richmond this morning after a training exercise ends with the death of a virginia state trooper. what we're learning about the attack and how that trooper will be honored in the day ahead. >> reporter: if you work around the convention center, you will have a tough time getting to the office again today. this is day two of thenuclear [000:42:28;00] sewall street. the nra.
they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards. she won't take cash from wall street banks. and when washington insiders wrote a loophole to let the nra spend dark money to kill gun safety laws, donna edwards said 'no' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first. because to democrat donna edwards, the special interests aren't special. we are.
america runs on dunkin'. right now we're watching developments out of richmond where the law enforcement community is mourning after the sudden murder of a virginia state trooper. >> it's one of the stories we're working on to get you up to the minute the minute you're up. we'll start though with chuck bell. a lot of clouds outside. feels like summer. be ready for a cahance for summerlike thundershowers. not a big severe weather threat, but thunder can't be ruled out. major problem here again we have breaking news in mclean, all lanes shut down georgetown pike at old dominion. this is still hanging around.
your alternate, take leigh mill road or 7 to together. we're following a developing story this morning. a vigil will happen tonight in richmond for a virginia state trooper murdered during a training exercise. trooper chad dermyer was shot and killed at the city's greyhound bus station on thursday. he was with a team of troopers training on how to intercept drugs at places including bus terminals. trooper dermyer walked up to a man and introduced himself. state police say that is when the map pun pulled out a gun an shot dermyer several times. he continued shooting injuring two other people before he was shot. police say the gunman was deeply disturbed. >> the shooter continued to be combative once ems crews arrived to render aid. he was transported to the medical center where he later died. >> the gunman has not been identified but police say he was not from the richmond area. world leaders are gearing up for meetings on the iranian
nuclear deal. it is day tw downtown d.c. a lot of roads blocked because of this summit. we put this map of the closures on our nbc washington app for you. megan mcgrath is live with how today's meetings could affect you. >> reporter: if you work anywhere around the convention center, no question it will have an impact on you. it's day two of the summit which means day two of the road closures in this are tpart of t. and we're talking about massachusetts avenue, new york, k, m, 6th, you name it. rule of thumb, if you don't have to be in the area, stay away because it will be a mess yet again today. now, right now traffic is light. we're here at 11th and k-street. although we were approached by police and they told us that after this live shot, we have to move our truck so we can make room for the flow of traffic. we are expecting traffic tie ups this morning. also into the afternoon and evening rush hour before things
get back to normal sometime after is going to be a demonstration as well. that is happening this afternoon at mcpherson square. the group that is sponsoring that demonstration, they say that they are going to have quite a visual as part of that event, a huge inflatable nuclear missi missile, they say it's four stories high. so that could be an attention grabber right around noon. so keep that in mind as well if you travel through that area. we are expecting those motorcades to be traveling through town to various locations, as well. there could be rolling road closures as part of that. mt. vernon metro station closed again today. so you will have on make alternative plans. back to you. 6:48 now. we have new details in accusations of rape at howard yfrt. the student accused has been kicked out of the school. the allegations stem from a
resident adviser who said she was raped by another student february. protests and demonstrations broke out because many students felt the allegations were not properly handled. howard sent out a statement late last night saying will week an individual was primarily dismissed from the university second to serious violations of the university code of conduct. the investigation though is still under way. suspect in the shooting at the capitol visitor's center faces new charges. he was shot twice after pointing a bee bee gun at officers and refusing to drop his weapon. dawson is expected to be charged with assaulting a federal officer and material employees with a dangerous weapon once he gets out of the hospital. as lawyers prepare for a retrial in the murder of sean d chandra levy, news 4 plans to speak with her mother. susan levy is part of a gallery
exhibition. chandra levy was found dead in rock creek park back in 2002. she was romantically involved with gary condit before she was found dead. a retrial was granted last year. florida we're telling to you rhee remember the umbrella, but the same storm system brought a lot worse than rain to the south. erika gonzalez following the damage it caused from the live desk. and it was another rough night of storms for much of the south. a lot of people waking up to will kind of a scene. you're seeing entire cars, trees, homes, picked up, toppled over, thrown as if they were rag dolls. there were reports of a funnel cloud in that area, a number of homes destroyed. you've got downed power lines and so forth. look at the rain. a lot of folks still dealing
with those storms today. the good news heres back to you. breaking news right now on the roads. take a look at this this, all lanes shut down here georgetown pike at old dominion drive. police say will is still there. your alternate, leigh mill or 7 to get into or out of town. again all lanes shut down there because of a four car crash. 270 southbound at shady grove, a crash between 270 and 28. it is now off to the side of the roadway. but still causing some delays. big look at the beltway overall volume actually looking a little lighter than normal here this morning. 66 and 95, both looking quite good. so is prince george's county overall. normally we sigh the delay inbound 210 and it's not there right now. between 197 and 198, a bit slow because of a new crash. marc, penn, south 413 canceled today. chuck.
outsio summer like feel to the atmosphere. very breezy, as well. 15 to 25 mile-per-hour range and risk for a rumble or two of thunder. not going to rain all day, but have your backup plans ready to go for passing showers. weather impacts on your saturday, risk of rain and clouds around in the morning. turning cooler but dry tomorrow afternoon. sunday the sunshine is back, but it will be crazy windy on sunday. potential for damaging winds even with the sunshine. today, though, if you're traveling south, severe weather down across parts of georgia. for us a cluster of thunderstorms here from charlottesville to just west of richmond. this is coming northeast bound. best thunderstorm chances will be along and to the south of the immediate d.c. metro area. fredericksburg before 8:00 this morning, quantico by about 8:30,
southern maryland by 9:00. so this whole wave is coming our wet. lower rain chances for the next few hours across northern maryland, but there will be another opportunity to rain this afternoon as a cold front comes by. right now, though, it is mild. upper 60s to near 70. highs today upper 70s to near 80. here is another chance for showers by 4:00 this afternoon. mostly dry for your friday evening plans. but kind of a showery start to your friday -- or your saturday, rather. rain chances should be over by about lunchtime tomorrow. saturday night will be dry. sunday very, very windy. here is your whole "7-day forecast." a series of legitimate february level cold fronts coming by. we could have an area wide freeze by wednesday morning. be ready for that. your commute will soon get even better as road crews begin to fill in some troublesome potholes. road crews will be out in the district in full force as the city kicks off its annual potholepalooza campaign. >> molette green is live with
more on what the >> reporter: now that the sun is up, you can see how bumpy columbia road here is in northwest d.c. kicking off the pothole campaign later this morning, the department of transportation rolling out new technology so they can make repairs within 72 hours. already this month alone, the city has filled 11,500 potholes in the month of march. and drivers beware, you can do a lot of damage, but you can also make a claim and get your money back. logon to nbcwashington.com for more information or look inside our app. that's the latest live from adams morgan. back to you. 6:54 now. anybody hoping to see the cherry blossoms or walk away the white house tomorrow, you might also have to deal with clouds of marijuana smoke. demonstrators say they're
planning a smoke-in tomorrow afternoon to push the presid across the country. organizers behind the ballot measure are behind the protest. >> we thought we were getting change. if he wants us to stroke for the democratic nominee, which i'm sure he does, he needs to do this how. >> this demonstrations is set for the plaza right across from the white house starting at 2:00 in the afternoon. it's an area heavily patrolled by the secret service. good morning. i'm landon dowdy. it's been a year since amazon unveiled its dash button which lets consumers instantly old household items and now it's been expanded. you must be an amazon prime member to take advantage of the two day shipping. with your cnbc morning business report, i'm landon dowdy. it's not all about march
madness. it's apriler did you hear what chuck said? well, your chance to score some tickets to the washington caps in the playoff, individual tickets for the first three home games go on sale at 11:00 this morning. it will be at least another week before we know the dates and times for the playoffs games or who the caps will play. you can buyic it kets it the caps website, verizon center or the ice plex. four things to know this morning, tesla has unveiled an affordable model of its electric car. model 3 comes out late next year. and breaking news about a pedestrian that has been hit after being struck by a car. this is in crofton, maryland. this crash happened at the intersection of route 3. driver was taken to the hospital as we understand with minor injuries. major cleanup coming today
from tornadoes that mississippi, alabama andtrees a lines down. no one was hurt. avoid the area around the convention center today. we cannot remind you enough, it's day two of the nuclear security summit and many of the streets are blocked off and traffic spread out throughout the city. a map of the closures is on the nbc washington app. and virginia state trooper chad dermyer died after being shut by a gunman at a bus station. the gunman died at the hospital. we appreciate you starting your kday with us.
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part of the complete breakfast good morning. breaking overnight, a new outbreak of tornadoes in the south. >> not coming this way. >> twisters touching down in alabama, louisiana and mississippi. here in the northeast, a big temperature drop is about to have millions asking, what happened to spring? feeling the pressure? hillary clinton loses her cool with a protester at a rally. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> while donald trump is under fire from all sides, meets behind closed doors with party leaders. the vote in wisconsin four days away. this morning, the polls showing it could be a bad day for the