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some of that rain could be heavy early tomorrow. we'll talk about that and how it could impact the nationals only opener. "first at 4," this afternoon for the very first time the search for an 8-year-old missing girl is extending to the national arboretum. >> relisha rudd disappeared from a d.c. homeless shelter more than two years ago now. darcy spencer joins us live in northeast washington with a renewed effort to find this missing girl. darcy? >> reporter: well, barbara, that search started earlier this morning and it's expected to last for two days. if you take a look over here, you can see that it is scaling back at this hour. just a few minutes ago, the command bus left, but you can still see a couple police cruisers here. it looks like their work has largely been done for the day. they have been here looking for any sign thafof that missing li girl, relisha rudd. chief cathy lanier said they're continuing to follow up on new search areas ini
it's 400 acres. they're not searching it's entire property. there are certain areas here they're searching including a water -- a body of water on the property. relisha has been missing since march of 2014. she was last seen with a janitor at the homeless shelter where she was living with her family. the family knew the janitor at that time. he was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the last search for relisha was held back in december. >> pretty extensive area, so we have a combination of k-9 dogs, personnel, about 60 personnel, partners from national center for missing and exploited children, the fbi, along with mpd members that will also be doing a search with our harbor branch in a body of water. >> reporter: coming up on news at 5:00, the chief talks about why this particular area is being searched now. pat, back to you.
you can watch chief lanier's full news conference in the nbc washington app right now. open it up and search relisha. a big welcome to a very special flight this afternoon at dulles airport. water cannons saluted brussels air flight 515 as it pulled into the gate just before 1:00 this afternoon. it's the first flight to arrive from brussels since the terrorist attacks earlier this month. we talked to passengers as they arrived in washington today. we'll have reaction to the warm welcome later in this hour. developing right now, smoke billowing high into the air from a big fire at a community center in baltimore. firefighters are telling people to stay away from the building in west baltimore on division street. the building used to be a school dating back to the late 1800s. more recently it's been a community center, but it was unoccupied when this fire started. no one has been injured, but it's not clear what caused the fire. well, you know, it's been a
it's a little bit better today. temperature about ten degrees above where they were yesterday at this time. it gets a little warmer tomorrow and then we're talking near record cold. yeah, near record cold. right now we're at 55 degrees. yeah a little better than yesterday. 56 in hagerstown. look at the numbers to the west. near 70 back towards west virginia. some of that warmer air will make its way in here ahead of the next storm system. you can see that storm system a fairly clearly defined storm down here just south of st. louis around memphis. some thunderstorm activity. that will move our way tomorrow. so, yes, we are expecting some rain during the day, so your headlines this evening, watching the rain as it will move in early tomorrow. we'll talk about that. how it may impact the nats forecast and then cold again. i mentioned this near record low temperature for this weekend. could we even see some snow? hard to believe but it is in the forecast. i have that for you in just a few minutes. >> all right, doug. when you get up in the morning, you can use the nbc washington app to track the rain in your area. make sure you have it downloaded to your smartphone before
new developments involving the zika virus today. the obama administration announced a plan today to fund research to find the growing threat. officials say the white house will use leftover money from the fight against ebola which has largely been successful. most of the roughly $600 million will go to the centers for disease control to establish response teams that will work to limit the spread. the teams will continue to focus on developing tests for zika and a vaccine as well plus ways to identify and control mosquitos which is the primary way the virus spreads. i'm consumer reporter susan hogan at the live desk. news4 has just learned of another death linked to a defective takata air bag. the national highway traffic safety administration says this is the tenth u.s. fatality tied to ruptures of takata air bag inflaters, the 11th confirmed worldwide. the victim, a 17-year-old female, di
injuries in a crash in texas on thursday, march 31st. according to nhtsa, the victim was driving a 2002 honda civic. honda stated that vehicle was first recalled back in 2011 and that the recall repair was not completed. news4 has called out to honda and takata for comment. susan hogan, news4. some of governor john kasich's top advisers plan to meet with leading gop activists here in washington today. the group will talk about kasich's strategy for continuing his campaign and battling it out for the nomination at the party's cleveland convention in july. it comes a day after senator ted cruz's convincing wisconsin presidential primary win. the only contest the ohio governor has won so far is his home state. meanwhile, the cruz campaign says donald trump has a real problem when he, and this is a quote, gets his tail kicked, unquote. after a crushing loss to cruz in yesterday's primary,
describing cruz as a, quote, trojan horse being used by party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from trump. voter turnout in wisconsin last night far exceeded expectations. hillary clinton is taking shots at senator bernie sanders accusing her opponent of not doing his homework. clinton was responding to a recent interview sanders did with a newspaper in which he had some trouble answering questions about wall street and foreign policy. sanders won last night's wisconsin primary but still faces an uphill battle for the nomination. the former secretary of state leads by more than 200 delegates. i'm david culver in percent purcellville, virginia. students took this time out of their normal curriculum and they decided
together. raising awareness of teen suicide, something really personal for a lot of these students, for this community as a whole. coming up on news4 at 5:00, i'm going to show you what inspired this walk, the lives that were lost, and you're going to hear from some of those family members as well. that's ahead in our next hour. in loudoun county, i'm david culver, news4. a funeral will be held friday for the 15-year-old boy gunned down at the deanwood metro station. davonte washington was on his way to get a haircut for easter when another team shot and killed him on the station's platform in front of his mother and his sisters. will funeral will be at the first baptist church of dwlen arden at 11:00 friday morning. the viewing will begin at 9:00. the service is open to the public. he was a freshman at largo high school. family and friends say he did not know the suspect, maurice bellamy, who is charged with murder. her encounter with the first family made her a le
stolen merchandise. another big step forward for the purple line. a $5.6 billion contract was approved ed td to mr ed td to line. it's a 36-year contract. construction is set to begin later this year. what's the secret? dancing at 106. >> more honors for the 107-year-old d.c. grandma who became a national sensation after dancing with the obamas at the white house. virginia mclaurin got an award last night from d.c. mayor bowser. she and other volunteers were honored for their community service during the mayor's day of recognition, an annual event. mclaurin volunteers every day at an elementary school in her d.c. neighborhood. good for her. >> i want to be justik
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>> our scott mcfarland broke the story on the nbc washington app. her name is cynthia martin. >> that's right, barbara. she's cynthia martin, chief of staff to michigan democrat john conye conyers. investigators say martin's crime involved her savings account in the congress federal credit union with a branch in the federal capitol. in their court filings, investigators said another customer made an error on his direct deposit paperwork and mistakenly routed $16,000 of money into cynthia martin's account between 2013 and 2015 and according to the court records investigators believe martin knew about it, transferred some of that money to other accounts, withdrew cash from the account, and when the victim notified the bank about the error, initially refused to return his money. martin earned about $166,000 last year svi
chief of staff. mr. conyers has served in the house for 52 years. martin pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property last week. she's been ordered to make restitution and is scheduled to appear again in d.c. superior court in september. back to you. >> thank you, scott. well, tonight the prince william county school board will reconsider a school name change it made just a few weeks ago. the board renamed godwin middle school in honor of dr. george hat hampton. right now it's named for mills godwin and some residents don't support the name change and say the board never gave them an opportunity to weigh in. tonight's meeting begins at 7:00 at the kelly leadership center. that's in manassas. i'm mark segraves in the district. it's been a problem for years throughout our ige.
riders terrorizing citizens on public streets and sidewalks, but today d.c. police chief cathy lanier announced there's going to be a regional effort to crack down on the atv riders. she said both federal and local law enforcement are coming together to battle the prawoble. the two most recent incidents occurred as first responders were the victim. one d.c. police officer was struck by one of these atvs. he's reportedly in good condition. and then most recently in front of children's hospital an ambulance delivering a young patient to the hospital was surrounded by 30 or more of these atvs. they stopped the ambulance in its tracks and one of the riders actually opened up the driver's door of the ambulance and accused the ambulance driver of cutting them off. it wasn't until the ambulance driver called 911 and police arrived that the atvs disbursed and allowed the ambulance to complete the transport of the patient. we'll have more on this growing
local afirst responders coming p at 5:00. in the district, mark segraves, news4. it's warmed up a little out there new but it was surely cold this morning. >> record-breaking cold, right? >> it really was. temperatures this morning into the 20s. we saw windchills in the teens again but, yeah, we set a couple records this morning. one of which out towards dulles airport, that record has stood since 1966. that record of 24. so we tied that record. up towards baltimore, a record of 24 degrees and look back towards martinsburg, also setting a record at 21. d.c. at 32 this morning. the record low temperature in d.c. is 28. we didn't set a record there but we came close. you know it was cold when you woke up this morning but fortunately the sun has helped warm things up a bit. now up to 55 degrees but we're still dealing with breezy conditions. winds out of the south at 20 miles an hour. winds gusting to 30 in parts of the ring so it makes things a little cooler today and much
here is the temperatures. 59 in leesburg. 58 fredericksburg and 56 in charlottesville. some areas into the mid to upper 50s. no rain right now, and we're going to stay dry for about the next 12 hours or so and then we're going to start to see rain move on in here. you can see clouds developing back to the west, mid to high level clouds. back to the west, here is where we're watching the rain. there's a couple storms. you see one storm spinning here, another one spinning down to the south. these are all going to come together over our region and give us a good chance for rain during the day tomorrow. so first thing's first, let's talk about the bus stop forecast, 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., rain moving in. i think it will be moving in right around this time but not nearly as cold tomorrow. 52 degrees so 20 degrees warmer tomorrow morning because of the clouds and rain. tomorrow afternoon just a few showers between 3:00 and 4:00. temperature around 62. so we start to see things warming up. here is your hour by hour forecast. future weather at 7:00 a.m. the rain holds off. around 9:00av
fredericksburg, leesburg, frederick, in and around the district lighter rain just beginning but it will impact parts of the latter portion of the rush. and notice around 10:15, notice this line. we could see thunder with some of these showers and thunderstorms. they do move through quickly and by 1:00 all the rain is out of here. but wait, the main storm kind of moves back in and we see some showers around 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. that could impact the nationals game. i'm not expecting a lot of rain there and i think we'll get the game in no problem but if you're heading down to the game, especially early, you what tonight make sure you have the umbrell umbrellas. the heavy rain over by noon but more showers developing around game time. we'll continue to watch this for you as well as we move through the next 24 hours. nats home opener, we'll get it in, but we may see showers. 54 on friday. much colder conditions on saturday. a high only in the mid to upper 40s and, yes, we could see some rain or
>> don't say the word. >> thanks, doug. well, just in time for your summer vacation, a new survey reveals the best time to book hotels. >> and the answer depends on where you're going. the travel website trip adviser finds the best deals tend to be available between two to five months in advance. but the research also finds that you don't always have to book well in advance or at the very last minute to get the deals. booking hotels in the u.s. within two months in the stay, we saw about 7%. and if you're traveling to europe, booking two to five months ahead will save you about 23%. the opportunity of a lifetime. why this little girl got to travel from the u.s. to the vatican to meet pope francis herself. and the strong reaction to the death of a music legend. why today was supposed to be a day of celebration. and now that the wisconsin primary is behind us, we want to know do you think the
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deployed the emergency evacuation slide to get off the plane even though there was no emergency. it happened shortly after the plane landed in houston monday afternoon with 160 passengers on board. video shows the flight attendant juns sli just sliding down and calmly walking off. why she did it is still a mystery. here in d.c. we have the racing presidents. out in walk the brewers have racing sausages. and on opening night there was a bit of a mishap. take a look. the hotdog was trying to catch up with the sausage when he went down hard and fell face first on the warning track right in front of the finish line. a car chase and a life-saving rescue caught on camera. a man trying to outrun missouri police lost control of his speeding suv. the vehicle flipped and the driver was tossed out.
because he wasn't able to breathe at first, but he is now expected to be okay. and a touching scene outside the vatican today, and one family will never forget it. >> pope francis blessed the eyes of a little american girl who is losing her sight. 5-year-old elizabeth myers and her family are from ohio. she has a genetic disease that gradually leads to blindness and hearing loss. the pope approached her after his weekly prayers in st. peter's square. he hugged the little girl and placed his hands over her eyes. >> he blessed elizabeth's eyes. he asked that we pray for him and he said he will be praying for us. >> i don't think she was nervous but i think it was a lot and i think it was about the moment. >> the child's parents have made a visual bucket list to show elizabeth as many things as they can before she can no longer see. quite a touching
learned that the search today for relisha rudd has ended for the day. the search for the missing 8-year-old will continue tomorrow. news4's darcy spencer will join us live in the next hour with why one area was being examined for the very first time today. all 1,500 students at a loudoun county high school left class today to raise awareness of suicide prevention. it comes after recent tragedies at wood grove high school. in the past two years they've lost two students to suicide. the entertainment industry is mourning the loss of country music legend merle haggard. we'll tell you how his fellow entertainers are reacting. ted cruz and bernie sanders racked up big wins in the presidential primary in wisconsin last night. >> but will it be enough as the candidates make a turn toward new york? steve handelsman is tracking this race from capitol hill. hey, steve. >> reporter: hey barbara. let's talk about the underdogs. because he is further behind in his race than underdog
bernie sanders, the democrat, has a really steep climb and the democrats' front-runner is amping up her attacks. after losing wisconsin, hillary clinton is fighting back. >> hard working americans deserve a president with a real plan. >> reporter: a slam of bernie sanders after the new york daily news revealed he could not tell editors how he would break up the big banks as he's promised. the sanders' campaign said today he'd have the treasury department determine by next summer which banks pose a risk and divide them, but clinton pounced. >> can he deliver what he's talking about? can he really help people? >> reporter: and can sanders win the nomination? he trounced clinton in wisconsin, but to match her delegate total, he needs to win big in new york where clinton leads by 11. >> still we think we can beat her in states where she is ahead in polling. absolutely, for cer
>> reporter: that's what ted cruz is saying today in the bronx. >> the interesting thing about polling is it can change and it can change quickly. >> reporter: cruz came from behind to beat trump in wisconsin but trump's polling 32 points ahead in his home state. and trump aide barry bennett insists trump will win the delegates needed for the nomination before the convention. >> reporter: most analysts say you can't do it. >> they're wrong. they have been wrong about this campaign from the get-go and they're wrong today. >> reporter: even though ted cruz now has momentum. if trump wins more than half the votes in new york, he could get all 95 delegates or close to 95. that's more than doubling what cruz won last night and would kill cruz's momentum. i'm steve handelsman, news4. coming up. after such a cold start this morning, temperatures were down into the 20s. low 20s at
we've seen them rebound. right now we're about ten degrees still below average but feeling a bit better. let's take a look at the temperatures across the area right now. we are in the 50s so feels better than yesterday, right? yeah. we've got 55 degrees right now inside the beltway. college park also. warrenton also and leesburg coming in at 57. the radar is currently quiet but we are tracking the next weather system. you can see it here coming through areas of ohio, kentucky, bigger part of the rain through illinois and eastern missouri. that's the next system that will be bringing us rain and the neck change that you're really going to notice early tomorrow morning between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. that rain develops but look at the temperatures. this morning in the 20s. tomorrow morning in the 50s. so doing a little better but you're going to need the umbrella for sure stepping out the door with the moderate rain. we'll talk about how much we could get and what's next for us the upcoming weekend in just a few minutes. w
do with the way you're treated for your pain? a new university of virginia study sheds some light on why some african-americans may be under treated for pain. it's our "talk around town" topic today. whur radio's troy johnson joins us. this study, troy, involved a random sampling of 92 white americans across the country and medical students and residents. what were the main findings and what kind of reaction are you hearing? >> what listeners are telling me is this is a very telling study, first of all, and an uncomfortable conversation to have to have when we're talking about people's individual health care. the university of virginia study is using information with false statements to find out what some of these health professionals actually believe. statements like blacks have more sensitive sense of smell compared to whites. or blacks have a stronger immune system than whites. human beings' sense of smell and our immune systems are the same. there's no difference in race.
really an interesting thing, and listeners are telling me if we're talking about people in the medical field who believe these kind of outlandish things, there's a chance that that could impact the health care they're receiving, and there's already a problem with disparities with many people's health care. so it's certainly raising a big flag. >> while many of those questioned believe some of the common stereotypes about blacks, a surprising number didn't believe facts that were true like that blacks are more susceptible to heart disease. >> and that was a big concern with people i spoke to, especially when you think about organizations like the american heart association who constantly work with communities, and they talk to health professionals so they are helping to stay up to speed on a lot of these issues. i talked to keisha. she's a registered nurse who practices in mnaryland, and she says it's time for doctors to get some diversity training because it's really impacting a lot of people's lives. >> as a nurse working in
blacks come in with multiple complaints, whether it's pain or their blood pressure is elevated, there's already an assumption made that if they're complaining of pain, they're seeking drugs. if their blood pressure is high, then they're noncompliant with their medication. if people don't take the time to learn about people's cultural backgrounds and spiritual beliefs and why they do what they do in terms of their health, then they can't properly be treated. >> she says if they feel that kind of bias or judgment while they're getting treated, it can lead to all types of other problems. certainly a situation where they may be frustrated with the kind of care they're getting or maybe even mistrusting the medical professionals that are supposed to be helping them. >> so do they think that perhaps this study might help to improve the way african-americans are treated? >> and that's the hope that a lot of people that i talked to spoke about. there's so
with the disparity and the way african-americans can even access health care. there are not enough urgent care centers in communities. a lot of people relying on emergency centers which taxes the system. so there are a lot of layers that need to be unpacked and really worked on to improve people's health care. >> all right. thank you, troy. one man's pickup truck is no match for a force of nature. "first at 4," hear from the man behind the wheel when a tree suddenly came crashing down on him. plus, remembering a music legend whose career spans more than a half century. ♪ we still wave old glory down at the courthouse ♪ ♪ and white lightning is still the biggest thrill of all ♪ >> the strong reaction from social media to the loss of a music giant. "first at 4." yvette: i was running for my life. he was flicking matches on me... my ex-husband's intentions were to
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the music world has just lost an icon. merle haggard has been a mainstay on the country and rock music scene for more than 50 years. >> he died today on his
79th birthday. it took just moments for music row to reflect on haggard's life and music on social media. >> country singer dirks bentley tweeted, literally just fell to the floor. can't believe we lost the hag. brad paisley weighed in saying there are no words to describe the loss and sorrow felt within all of music with the passing of merle haggard. thank god foris
>> nbc's chris clackum takes a look back on a career that spans more than a half century. >> reporter: merle haggard's death comes less than a year after he and willie nelson topped the country music charts with another album together and after haggard had canceled all of his concerts this year due to failing health. born near bakerfield, california, in 1937, shortly after his parents left oklahoma during the depression, merle haggard was a rebellious child after his father's death in 1945. rebellion that lasted well into adulthood. he actually served three years in san quentin following a 1957 arrest for robbery. ♪ >> haggard was given his first guitar at age 12 and started on a path that would lead to him being called the poet of the common man. ♪ and i'm proud to be an
from mouskogee. >> reporter: his song "okie from muskogee" reached number one on the charts. he went on to have 37 more. >> that's about all i am. that's what i'm for. that's what i do. i eat, sleep, and breathe it, and people around me if they can't handle it, they have to get away. >> reporter: the winner of dozens and awards and honors and inducted into the country music hall of fame, ha haggard was never satisfied. >> i still feel like i'm one song missing, there's one song that i ought to write that will give me the most satisfaction of any, and i'm still chasing that. >> reporter: merle haggard dies exactly 79 years after the day he was born. chris clackum, nbc news. >> amazing talent. >> absolutely. and "first at 4," safety in the skies. >> the head of the t
or rent an apartment, the new list that confirms a big complaint about living in this region. today the head of the tsa told lawmakers the agency is focused on protecting travelers. >> in the wake of the brussels' attacks, lawmakers are concerned about potential safety failures at airports. nbc's jay gray has more. >> reporter: with growing security lines and new worries overseas, lawmakers sat down this morning with transportation security administration chief peter neffenger. >> i can assure you and the pub luck that we serve we are focused on our counterterrorism mission. >> reporter: the hearing comes a day after senator charles schumer called for dramatic changes in the tsa. he wants to nearly double the armed security teams at airports, train stations, and other transportation hubs and step up efforts in unsecured areas, including check-in,
depots. >> we have three proposals here. if we had to give them one word each, dogs, active shooters, perimeters. we want to strengthen all three. >> a lot has been done. >> reporter: nettenger looked to assure lawmakers the agency has greatly reduced vulnerabilities but with terrorists constantly searching for a flaw in that system, he's not opposed to adding more man and firepower. >> i think if you're asking an operator if he would put more resources to use, yes, i would. >> reporter: vital resources everyone hopes we'll never have to use. jay gray, nbc news. for the first time since last month's terror attacks in belgium, a brussels airlines flight landed at dulles. >> it landed just before 1:00, water cannons and airport employees were there to greet the plane. passengers on the flight say they appreciated the
>> it was really great to have the fire trucks out there and we drove through the water. i wasn't expecting that. and then to have all of the employees from the brussels airlines there. >> the welcome was emotional a little bit. everyone is shocked still in belgium about what happened so you can imagine it's nice when you feel other people's kind of affection. >> brussels airport just reopened this past weekend. and now your storm team4 forecast. >> tomorrow's looking nasty for the morning rush and even during the afternoon hours we still could see some showers moving across our area. so it's even looking wet for the afternoon at times. so for the washington nationals' home opener, yeah, a little wet and a little breezy too. take a look. impact forecast for tomorrow, the weather is going to have a moderate impact on our day. wet morning rush with moderate, maybe even pockets of b
chance of a lingering shower for your afternoon. during the morning, even the possibility of a little bit of thunder. look at the way the temperature is going to be early part of the day, upper 40s, low 50s across the area. milder than it has been. we have just been cold, in the 20s and around freezing. for the afternoon, again, lingering light shower. the high 64. maybe even 66 degrees in some areas. here we are at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. you can see some of the showers already starting to step in, but the bulk of the rain tomorrow is from about 8:00 to 8:30 up until about 11:00 a.m. so this will be a fast-moving line that comes through with some thunder and lightning and with some pockets of moderate to heavy rain. as a matter of fact, most of the guidance we've been looking at is giving us about a half to right around three-quarters of an inch of rain. we could see occasional showers coming through the afternoon hours, early part of the evening tomorrow. i think after 6:00, 7 owe
with the rain. warm jacket as well. it gets breezy during the late afternoon hours and our temperatures will start falling off. so sky cast forecast. you can see the cloud cover around the area first part of the day. maybe some breaks in that overcast giving us a pretty decent afternoon i think. it could be a lot worse. we could have temperatures in the 40s for a high with rain still moving through, but up to 56 degrees at 11:00 a.m. and then 62 by 3:00. and into the 50s by 7:00. again, breezy, a little gusty. we could see gusts tomorrow up around 30 to 35 miles per hour. now, the weekend, different story. there's another system that's going to move through giving us a shot of more january/february type conditions for the weekend. so gardening, i'm giving you the red light on that. just way too cold. the spring flowers, some of the fruit trees, more sensitive fruit trees could be taking a bit of a hit. indoor weather for anything sports related. your seven-day forecast, you can see the weekend, temperatures start out in the 40s sard
record cold, guys, early sunday morning. so we could be setting some more records around here midpart of the weekend. >> all right, veronica. so we won't have a pollen count tomorrow, right? >> well not likely to have any pollen count tomorrow with way too much rain. some of the lower temperatures really helping to bring down at least a little bit the tree pollen. >> all righty. thank you, veronica. 24 hours from now it will be wet in washington and they'll be yelling baseball, play ball here in the district. at this time tomorrow nationals park will be buzzing. it's the 2016 home opener which we hope can make it through the rain. the nats play the miami marlins at 4:05 p.m., but our coverage starts bright and early at 4:26 in the morning. we will be live at the ballpark for news 4 today and carol maloney will have coverage starting at news 4 midday. if you can't
how about watching at your favorite restaurant? we have a list of the baseball specials on the nbc washington app. search opening day specials. if you have lived in this area for long, you have probably been thinking this for years. the washington, d.c., area has the highest cost of living in any city in the country. that according to a new survey by career trends that ranks the top 50 metro areas. higher than average taxes and housing contributed to this dubious honor. d.c. is followed by honolulu in second and san francisco in third. the norfolk/virginia beach area is fourth. 80,000 clothes, toys, and even swimming pools are up for sale. the big event that parents are talking about that could save you some cash. it's been one of the biggest stories of the day on our facebook page. why one university in our area is changing the name of its law school again. all because
unfortunate acronym. when it comes to car buying, what you see is not always what you get. that's why one local man reached out to consumer reporter susan hogan. susan? >> that's right. buying a vehicle, it's one of the most expensive purchases people make. so if it's advertised with certain features, you expect to get them, right? well, one maryland man says he was sold on the extras advertised at a dealership on a used truck, but he was surprised to learn when he bought it some of those features didn't come with his purchase. >> he then told me, you can't go off that sticker, he says, because all we do is change the title of the vehicle on top and we're not responsible for what's below. >> not only floor mats but another pricey feature. coming up on news4 at 5:00, buyer beware. we'll take a look at consumer rights when you don't get what the ad promises you. ine
an afternoon drive, a country road turned into a nightmare. >> i didn't really have time to hit the brakes. i hit the brakes but it didn't really help. >> the dramatic act of nature that was all caught on video, and why the man behind the wheel compared it to an amusement park ride. >> you're watching news4 at 4.
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talk about a close call. a large tree fell across the road in new jersey and almost crushed a pickup truck driver. >> as brian thompson reports, no one was hurt. in fact, the driver laughed it off and compared it to an amusement park ride. >> reporter: breath-taking video captured on the dashcam of a police cruiser. high winds topple a tree as a pickup truck slams into the trunk. what did it feel like? >> the worst amusement park ride you ever been on. >> reporter: alex conklin knows he's lucky. >> i hit the brakes but it didn't help. >> reporter: the truck goes up and over the trunk and branches. this shows the pickup stuck. >> it's something you would see in "dukes of hazzard" or "sm ""smokey and the bandit."" >> life hangs by a thread and you never know in a blink. >> reporter: it is the tree on rockaway valley road that came
down. one of many that have fallen over the years and especially during or since sandy. ruth anne kohler owns the property, saw the video. >> that's death waiting to happen. >> reporter: would alex drive this road again? >> definitely made me think twice. >> reporter: but his girlfriend gina is more definite. one look at this video is enough to convince her when i asked. what advice would you give him the next time there's a windstorm like that? >> stay home. like i told him to before he left. now at 5:00, a crackdown on atvs. news4 has learned an ambulance was stopped by atv riders during an emergency. this may be a sign of things to come this summer. plus, searching for ra lish sha. police are looking for the young home less girl not far from where she was last seen alive. we're watching the radar. get ready for a wet, nasty morning commute. and, folks, we're watching and working on a number of stories for you. thanks for joining us. i'm jim handly.
we have team coverage on the top stories including the renewed effort to find relisha rudd. plus some heavy rain will impact everybody in less than 24 hours. and from the beltway to the nation's capital, police are targeting atv drivers. first, we have breaking news. in the district tonight, a police officer has shot and killed a dog. this happened along gallatin street off new hampshire avenue in northwest d.c. let's go straight to pat collins live on the scene. pat, what happened? >> reporter: we're in the 200 block of gallatin street. you can see the police tape. there is a big investigation going on here. a short time ago a police officer shot and killed a pit bull here on gallatin street. the dog's name, nora. she was about 2 1/2 years old. her owner lives here on the street. she was outside the house when it happened.
hear now from the commander. >> we got a call for an animal complaint. when we arrived on the scene, a lady had been bit by one dog and the other dog charged at the officer as he was getting out ever his vehicle and he discharged one round striking the dog. >> reporter: what happened to the lady who was bit? >> she's being treated right now. >> reporter: in the ambulance back there? >> yes. >> reporter: now, one dog was removed from the scene by the humane society. they are treating this as an officer-involved shooting. they are taking measurements. they are taking pictures. they are talking to witnesses. there is going to be a big report. if you come back live now, you can see the fire department's coming in to wash down the scene here. now, a few minutes ago i talked to a witness. he said it didn't have to end this way. you're going to hear from him coming up at 6:00. jim, back to you. >> pat collins. path