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accelerates and brakes for the driver while maintains a safe distance. it used an advanced radar and camera-based system which scans the road every 50 milliseconds. and that is to track traffic and adjust the cruise's car control. just like finger pribts prints facial recognition, how fast you type and how you move your mouth could soon stop hackers. biometric technology is merging as a go-to solution for improving digital security. most companies are focusing on offering what is called the behavioral biometrics to authenticate transactions. it is 5:5:00 a.m. breaking news, a deadly accident on massachusetts avenue. that and some of the roads in that area are shut down now. the investigation will likely continue into rush hour. >> megan mcgrath is live on the scene for us this morning. megan, good morning to you. how is
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>> reporter: well, good morning. you can see behind me here that we still have the closure in place. massachusetts avenue closed in all directions just prior to 13th street. so between the circle and 13th. the tunnel beneath thomas circle also closed at least for the moment. however just a short time ago, i got an update from police, they started taking down some of the tape in the area. they still have the road blocked, but i was told as soon as the tow truck arrives and they can tow the car involved out of here, that they will reopen everything. so reopen all lanes of massachusetts avenue, the estimate here is hopefully 15 minutes. actually, i'm just right now seeing the flat bed tow truck arriving on the scene down there at the circle. so looks like we will reopen here in the next 15 minutes to a half hour. this is a deadly pedestrian accident. the car was apparently going eastbound on massachusetts avenue as it
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tunnel. the pedestrian was struck just prior to 13th street and killed. the driver did stay on the scene. now, with more on the traffic impacts, we'll send it to melissa mollett. good morning. so again megan and i have been talking about this breaking news here for the past hour. so right now, we still have this closure as megan said. so massachusetts avenue near thomas circle, the closure there at 13th treat on the access road and himself under the tunnel. thomas circle is open. this could be out of the way in the next 30 minutes or so. taking a look at 66 from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, we're on time at nine minutes. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car. 5:02. 44 degrees outside our studios. all that rain we had to deal with yesterday, most of it i should say, not all, most of it is out of here now. >> if only we could get warmer weather. chuck bell here now with your forecast. good morning, chuck. >>e
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lot sooner than the chim that remains. skies mostly cloudy over washington. a lot more clouds farther west and authority ynorth you live o. a couple spring he wikup ecoupl county and snowflakes along i-81. the ground is too warm for accumulation, but if you see a snowflake, send to m me, @chuckbell4. windchills are back down in the upper 30s and low 40s, so a warm coat needed next 24 hours remain quite chilly. 38 this morning, 56 this afternoon. and then back down into the 30s again tomorrow. weather alert day tomorrow for high winds. more about that coming up. d.c. leaders address major safety concerns with buses. thousands of you use to get away. our news partners at wtop looked into a recent audit and found 95% of d.c. circulator buses had at least one safety problem so
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pulled from service. that includes issues with safety equipment, driver controls, steering and brakes. the audit also found ddot and metro have failed to effectively oversee the contractor that operates the circulators. first transit has agreed to fix all the maintenance issues. the d.c. council will have a hearing on the issues this morning. we'll have a link to the full report on our nbc washington app. today a 15-year-old largo high school student will be laid to rest. davonte washington was shot and killed on the deanwood metro station platform in d.c. on easter weekend. he was with his mother and two youngsters when another teen asked him a question and then police say shot him. the funeral is being held at the first baptist church in upper ha marlboro at 11:00. other students will present his family with a memory wall. fear about student safety is spreading after the apparent murder of a freshman at the university of texas at us a sin. 18-year-old thate
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was a dance major from organize. there is a manhunt for a person caught on surveillance video. fr wiser's parents released a statement. >> if her death can somehow make it safer for a young woman to walk home, it will all prevent another assault or murder. at least we could find some meaning behind an otherwise senseless and tragic death. >> students gathered for a vigil in wiser's memory yesterday. campus officials are stepping up security after the murder, but many students say they are concerned for their safety. dna evidence could bring justice to the d.c. sex assault case that is more than a decade old. jeremiah julie faces 16 years in prison today. he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulti w
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d.c. after leaving a night club in 2002. the case was cold until april of 2014 when julie was i had tied from a national dna data base. his dna was in the system because he was convicted in a separate carjacking case in 2011. it is 5:06. today two american victims of the terror attacks in brussels will be laid to rest. justin and stephanie shults were killed when isis terrorists bombed the brussels airport. more than 30 people died in the attacks at the airport and a subway station. the shults were from kentucky and tennessee. their family and friends will hold services in kentucky this afternoon. brand new video of video released of a man suspected in the brussels bombing. the man in the plaque hat police have been look for. the new video shows him leaving the airport and walking in to the city. police say they have not seen him since. 5:07 your time. we turn
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democratic hopefuls only ones with a contest to worry about over the weekend. it's a small one, only 18 delegates up for grabs tomorrow in the caucus in wyoming. but it's a fight for new york voters that is consuming candidates across the parties. nearly all of the presidential hopefuls will make appearances today in the empire state instead of heading to california today, donald trump is rearranging his schedule to stay in new york. he's reportedly tweaking his campaign as he prepares to battle over delegates for the convention. tracie potts will have more on that a little later. georgetown university says students and employee information is safe after a recent cyber attack. the university says its firewalls were able to keep hackers out. georgetown says last week's attack is in no way linked to the one against medstar. the university sent out a statement saying it takes cyber security seriously and are asking students to be careful about opening e-mail attachments and clicking on links.
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virginia than who spent more than three decades behind bars. keith harwood is expected to be released this morning. he spent 33 years in prison for the beating death of a newport news man and rape of the victim's wife in 1982. the virginia supreme court ruled new dna tests prove that he's innocent and the court tossed out his convictions. if you're just joining us, we're following breaking news after a deadly accident on massachusetts avenue northwest. in just the last few minute, we've learned a tow truck is on the scene and that the area around the crash could open up very soon. we have a crew covering all angles of the story and we'll bring you an update straight ahead. looking live outside this morning, where it is clear but cold. and it's only going to get worse. sorry, people. a look at the cold on the way. and the surprise visit from secretary of state john kerry, where he just touched down hoping to move ahead in th fighte a
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secretary of state. this morning we're learning secretary john kerry has made an unannounced stop in baghdad where he will meet with iraq's prime minister and other top officials. the trip coincides with military advances there. we are learning that iraqi forces say that they have entered a strategically important islamic state-held town. at the live desk, i'm erika gonzalez. breaking news on the roads in northwest washington. we still have this closure, megan mcgrath is on the scene. sounds like it could be wrapping up soon, but for right now, massachusetts avenue closed near thomas circle because of tfatal pedestrian crash. 95 north moving along quite nicely. prince george's county looking quite good and nice and green. no issues there. and 270 at falls road looking good northbound and southbound. chuck bell, tell us it will be nice and warm today. >> it will be nice and warm today. >> thank you. how about i look pretty
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that is not the issue. but i may have lied about how nice it will be. a lot of clouds this morning. one or two sprinkles montgomery county gaithersburg to leesburg and parts of clark and warren county. maybe a random snowflake or two in the shenandoah valley. a lot of clouds around this morning. temperatures only in the low tourts n40s now. plenty of sunshine coming up, but highs only in the mid-50s. still may be flirting with a record low on sunday morning. exactly how cold, coming up in ten minutes. it's 5:13. we're learning about some very disturbing allegations against these two men this morning. 24-year-old enrique and 19-year-old victor are in jail charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl. >> this could be one of the worst type of calls that police officers in any department has to deal with. >> we're told one took the girl from her home in d.c. without her parent's permission to an apartment he shed
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they sexually assaulted the girl and took her back home. the men were are arrested on wednesday in montgomery county, but they will likely face charges both thin virginia and d.c. the deadline has come for a dozen prince george's county strip club violating zoning laws to close their doors. tracee wilkins was the first to report this story and has more now on what some owners are doing to fight back. >> reporter: today is the day, 5:00 p.m. close of business, 12 strip clubs in prince george's county will no longer be able to operate as a strip club. they have been given notices like this one from the department of permits inspections and enforcement saying that it is illegal for them to operate as an adult entertainment business where they are currently located. this after a year long battle in court that decided buildings like this one can no longer be right across the street from homes. they now need to be located in warehouse districts or
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industrial districts in prince george's county. coming up on news 4 at the 5:00 and 6:00, some of the business owners have appealed. i'll tell you how those appeals are going. tracee wilkins, news 4. 5:15 now. happening today, the man who car jacked an ambulance in prince george's county county will be sentenced. sebastien isaac democratson ple guilty to several charges for the december 2014 incident. police say he car jacked the ambulance that had stopped to help him after he was involved in an accident on the beltway. his blood alcohol level was 0.19 at the time. the state wants him to serve more than 20 years behind bars. former house speaker dennis hastert tried to pay millions to keep someone quiet about his past. and today we could learn more about why. prosecutors will submit paper are work in a some believe has new information about this part of the case. prosecutors say the misconduct is connected to some kind of sexual abuse. the former republican gr
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to breaking banking laws. catholic church could be forever changed today. the vatican is planning to release pope francis' writings on divorce and whether divorce catholics who remarry outside of the church can receive commune i don't know. the pope has given a lot of pope to progressives who want him to develop a more inclusive and less polarized church. conservatives worry pope francis is diluting catholic teachings on world issues. do you remember the flight attendant accused of trying to sneak cocaine on to a flight? she's expected in court today in los angeles. police at l.a.x. say marsha gay reynolds tried to bring 70 pounds of cocaine through security a few weeks ago. when transportation security administration officials flagged reynolds for inspection, she took off running. she han
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managed to fly to new york where she turned herself? >> spacex is getting supplies. the latest rocket expected to lift off from cape canaveral this afternoon. it's carrying a capsule with 7,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and hardware. i wonder if they get to request any specific items. >> i would hope so. "news 4 your health," a dieting technique that was once shunned by the medical community is now making a comeback. the alternate day diet works where someone eats several hundred calories one day, and then the following day eats as much as four times that. nutritionists say the diet works for some people because overall calories are reduced. >> which people? >> some people. and when people eat on those high calorie days, they're not binge eating. >> people for some reason are almost unable to binge on that day. they tend to only eat about 10% more than they would usually eat. and we've seen that in about probably 600 or 700 people now. >> research shows that
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process and the risk of cancer and diabetes. but you should always talk with a doctor before starting any new diet. >> i feel like i'd end up binge eating. just saying. today villanova university students don't have class. they are holding a parade for the ncaa tournament winners. the school canceled classes so students can go. congrats. well, all kinds of excitement, we felt it for the nationals home opener yesterday. what an awesome day. it was raining and really came down at points in the game and before the game. it started an hour and 20 minutes late. actually, it started on time, there was a delay, but they went on and played the game. before the game started, bryce harper received h silver slugger and mvp award and also the key to the city. >> what an honor to be able to get the key to
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mayor and, i mean, i can't -- words can't explain how grateful i am for that and i can't thank the fans enough and the city of d.c. >> harper homered again. his 99th home run yesterday. i think he has had a home run in three or four home openers. just wowing the fans. per usual. he'll go for number 100 against the miami martins tomorrow. >> got the day off today, so we'll see the nationals again tomorrow. looking good. in northwest washington, this problem we've been watching for you, megan mcgraph icgraph . tow truck just took the vehicle away, so it is shut down, but no doubt will reopen very soon there. massachusetts avenue near thomas circle. top of the beltway and all of those main routes into town and out of town, everything is
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taking a look at 270, you can see northbound and southbound, everything rolling along just fine. 95 other at newington, also a-okay here this morning. no major problems. we'll keep you updated as the situation here in northwest changes. outside this morning, temperatures have fallen once again back down into the 30s and 40s. winds are blustery today and you need to be prepared for another cold impactful weekend from a weather perspective. we'll have a storm team 4 weather alert for tomorrow. the reason being, going to have an occasional snow shower in the morning. no big deal there. the real issue with tomorrow is going to be another very strong blast of winds, winds could gust between 40 and 55 miles per hour from about 10:00 tomorrow morning up through about sundown tomorrow night. behind that, skies clear. winds gad and we could be near record low temperatures on sunday morning. the record sunday at reagan national is
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within a whisper of it. could have a coating of snow tomorrow from d.c. northward. early this morning, a couple of snow showers here pinwheeling around the first area of cold. it's this area back out here across parts of the upper midwest. that's the next storm system that is coming our way. that brings in the blast of wind tomorrow afternoon. so just be ready for a real impact from the weather tomorrow. early this morning, a couple of random raindrops or snow flakes can't be ruled out. temperatures well above freezing. 38 now in martinsburg, 39 manassas. so just a spit of drizzle or light snow this morning. a lot of clouds early. we'll go back to fair amount of sunshine by later this afternoon, afternoon highs today will climb up into the low and mid-50s. so not a bad friday afternoon. dry for your friday night plans. tomorrow, high winds and passing snow showers in the morning and could continue into the afternoon. temperatures will struggle mightily tomorrow to get back up into the mid-
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tomorrow's baseball game 48 degrees, very, very windy tomorrow. and then on sunday, after a near record cold start, we'll be back up to near 50 on sunday afternoon and at least sunday will feature mostly sunny skies. so if you have stuff do outside this weekend, try doing it on sunday. the full 7 day coming up at 5:51. accused of torturing a woman to death, a psych ward escapee still on the loose. i'm updating fios is not cable. we're wired differently. we are a 100% fiber optic network... and fiber optics move at the speed of light. over the last 10 years, our cable competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more. including pc magazine's #1 for internet speed 10 years running. and jd power ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year...in a row.
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one of the two men who escaped a psych hospital in washington state is still on the run. police got a good look at anthony garber at a bus stop buying a ticket for spokane. that he where he stopped at his parents' home. the couple called police, but garber took off
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he and hark admark adams who ha captured were not in a high security unit. we're following the developments and we'll bring you more as we get them here at the live desk. there is new video this morning that shows airport police arresting an american airlines pilot for allegedly being drunk. you can see the police escorting john mcguire through the detroit airport nearly two weeks ago. mcguire was pulled from the flight after a tsa officer said he was acting strangely. police say he failed two different breathalyzer tests. we have a traffic alert for you if your commute takes you near howard university. starting on monday, d to tdot w begin enforcing bus only lanes along a short stretch of georgia avenue between florida avenue and barry place northwest. d documedot plans to add a red n surface to enidentify the bus only
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coming up next, breaking news in northwest. a road there finally reopened. details coming up. and it may be the key to solving a startling sex assault. the video area police want you to see. and if you are in another room, get ready, take a look at this screen, these are your temperatures right now. we're waking up in the 40s this morning and storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell says we could see record cold this weekend. yikes. four tngs to know at 5:31.hi
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the latest now on the breaking news. police on the scene of a deadly accident on massachusetts avenue where they gijust reopened the area. it's a very critical part of the morning commute in the district. >> melissa has been monitoring the traffic impact there. megan megan mcgrath has been on the scene. we'll start with megan. >> reporter: a big change here. as you take a look behind me, you can see the taxicab right there traveling on massachusetts avenue headed east, all lanes of mass ave reopened just within the last 15 minutes. take a look at this video, we just shot this. this is the car involved in the deadly pedestrian accident being towed from the scene. that happened just within the last 15 minutes or so. as soon as they got the car off that access road, police reopened everything. so the two access roads as well as the tunnele
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point in time for rush hour. now, this is a deadly pedestrian accident here just prior to 13th street in the area of thomas circle. the driver did stay on the scene, but unfortunately, the pedestrian involved in this was killed. now with more on traffic, we'll send to melissa. >> so again, that scene is clear now on massachusetts avenue, no more problems there. 95 north at 610, we have a crash there on the left shoulder. that one just popped up for us here this morning. as we zoom in at the beltway, we don't have any big be problems inner loop or outer loop. earlier road work inner loop at braddock and near gw parkway, all out of the way as well. so no worries there. taking a look at 270 from frederick down to the spur, going to take you 29 minutes. i'll have travel times in ten. good morning. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. 5:31 is our time. professor bell is in the srm
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four things to know. >> you're professor today. >> i'm professor? all right. you both owe me a five page report over the weekend. >> that was a little tentative, chuck, i don't know. >> well, i didn't know i was going to be the professor right away. march weather pattern tips. the brief spell of april showers yesterday long gone. it will feel like february all weekend after a marchlike day today. saturday not only a chance for a raindrop, but also a snowflake or two. and a chance for some dangerously high wind gusts tomorrow afternoon. so tomorrow will be a storm team 4 weather alert day. winds could gust to near 55 miles per hour. today clouds and maybe a spit of rain early this morning. current windchills are back in the 30s. so layer up on your way out the door. a blustery and chilly day, but at least the sunshine will be back this afternoon. fairfax county police want you to take a good look at this video. this is key to a sexual assault investigation under way right now in springfield. here is what we know about the assault. police
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behind a strip mall on commerce street and threw her into a dumpster. he sexually assaulted and be robbed her. new the suspect before the attack and also footage of the person driving off in a red car with the stripe on the driver's side door. the attack as worried neighbors. >> i do have concern for some of my friends who are females. i'd like to see him go to jail for a long time. >> investigators have handed out flyers with a description of the car. if you know anything or have seen anything, contact fairfax county police. two women facing murder and assault charges for killing a man. police arrested alexis lucas and 29-year-old tiara lucas for stab being a man on monday. investigators say the three gold into a fight at the old attorne. the victim died at the hospital. you might remember this
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january. we've learned six teens in the beating will not face any charges. prosecutors dropped the aggravated assault charges against the wilson high school students. police say one of the teens sucker punched a rideser and when the rider fought back, the others attacked. d.c.'s attorney general and metro are not commenting on the decision. a woman whose suv landed in a creek is doing okay this morning after the help of a good samaritan. the driver of this suv veered off rock creek parkway yesterday afternoon and crashed into the creek. rain was coming down at the time of the accident, but it's not known whether in a actually is the reason she went off the road. a passing driver helped her get out of the such. philly's mayor plans to make adam they'll oig the next fire commissioner. he had been deputy dregts tore of public safety and hope land security. high school students are
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see who is best. >> three, two, p one, go. >> look at this stuff. 58 teams of students from d.c., maryland and virginia taking part in the f.i.r.s.t. robotics competition at the university of maryland. the challenges start today and wrap up tomorrow. the program promotes careers in science and technology. these are some really, really smart kids. students have engineering mentors that design a robot in six weeks that can breach defenses and score points defen against opponents. >> i think it involves picking up a ball or something and making it to the other end. >> and make hitting the other robot? all that work. >> i don't know. don't destroy the robot. >> okay, good. 5:35 your time. a car chase in california isn't uncomm uncommon, but what these guys did at the end is. the bizarre behavior moments before police arrived. take another look
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this morning. but storm team 4 meteorologist says people might see a know flake or two. a closer look next. plus brand new crash on 95, details on this one c wall 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.
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l.a. they took off in a mustang convertible in a joy ride. doing doughnuts. they lost a tire and the suspects stopped to shake hands and take pictures with people on the street. that is until police got there and arrested them. it is 5:39. starting next month, d.c. residents who want to get a driver's license for the first time will now be required to take a mandatory driver's ed course. the courses can be taken in d.c., maryland or virginia. they have to be certified by the dmv. district residents who can prove they have had a driver's license before are not required to enroll in driver's education. this goes in to effect on may 1. just about 20 minutes before the top of the hour now. and we have done away with most of the rain. still a cloudy start out there, though. >> let's check in with chuck bell. >> a lot of clouds
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skies here this morning. and not a lot of heavy rain, but occasional spit of drizzle can't be ruled out. this sprinkle chance is headed into the metro area. so you may need the umbrella first thing this morning, but after 8:00, 9:00, back to sunshine later. so maybe a sprinkle or two thisthiat the bus stops. windchills in the 30s this morning and staying breezy and chilly all day long. so the kiddos will need to stand at the bus stops like this guy. have your wind breaker, maybe a small pocket umbrella. "7-day forecast" in ten. right now new crash 95 north at 610 garrisonville. sounds like it is on the shoulder and not slowing things too much. you can see a little bit of a slowdown northbound headed to quantico, but that looks pretty normal for this time of morning. big look at the beltway, no major problems there. let's take a look at travel times for you now. 270 south from germantown to the spur, you're on time. top of the beltway outer
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here right now. 66 inbound and 95 northbound overall no major issues. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 fm. so how would you feel if a speed camera snapped a picture to tick accouet you and it was the next day? why some say removing the camera was wrong. no one likes sitting in traffic, but one automaker hopes to make your commute a little easier. a look at the n
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another cold front has passed by and still another one yet to come. occasional sprinkles here early this morning. we could have winds over 50 miles an hour tomorrow. i'll time out when you should expect to be holding on to your hat the hardest. and right now, 95 north at 610, that crash on the shoulder. want to mention something new, we'll talk about it more in a minute, 301 near 4, a crash reported
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15 before the top of the hour now. and the buses thousands use here every day may be dangerous and shouldn't be on the roads. that is from a new audit that found 95% of d.c. circulator buses had at least one safety problem. kristin wright is live with how leaders are taking action. >> reporter: yeah, if you ride the d.c. circulator or really any sort of public transportation for that matter, this is just disturbing. our news partner wtop revealed this new information in their exclusive reporting. this audit was done this past august. it found at least one safety problem again on 95% of d.c. circulator buses. the list of defects is very long. it includes issues with safety equipment, driver control, tires, break, and turn signals. the
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metro failed to oversee the contractor that operates the circulator. it is called first transit. and they have agreed to fix the problem. now, a d.c. council committee will talk about this audit during a hearing this morning. we understand that the d.c. circulator bus drivers are quite fired up about this audit and they will testify at the hearing this morning. so we will certainly keep you posted on this one. back to you. >> kristin, thank you. take a look at the scene here. despite the damage, everyone is okay after a school bus full of students and a police cruiser crashed yesterday afternoon in springfield. look at the damage to the cruiser. fairfax county police say the bus pulled out in front of the police car on floyd avenue. the students go to mark twain middle school and were on their way back from a field trip. two of the students, a chaperone and the police officer had to go to the hospital. three bills aimed at changing gun law this is
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the governor refused to sign the legislation saying the bills would harm families and communities. one of the bills vochs specific applications for conceal carry permits. the other bill would have made it harder for prosecutors to prove a charge of brandishing a firearm. you can read more about it by searching gun compromise in the nbc washington app. it is 5:47. plans for a new hospital in prince george's county are moving forward. maryland governor larry hogan says he will not veto a bill which will help fund a new regional medical center in largo. into we the bill guarantees the facility will be built. the new $655 million center will replace the current hospital in she everly chevy. howard plaza and tower west will close for renovations next month and reopen the fall of 2017. the east tower will then flow a year as it under
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each build can house 840 students. excitement about the purple line is building in maryland. construction on that light rail line to connect new carrollton and bethesda could start this year. and it could have a big economic impact on prince george's county. here is chris gordon. >> reporter: the purple line is expected to be a real plus for prince george's county where ground breaking is scheduled before the end of the year. college park will have five purple line stops and a hotel and conference center. >> if we get the fbi, that would be an added bonus. a feather in our cap. >> reporter: the purple line will cause some pain. riverdale station will be demolished, causing six to lose their job. but right across the street people owning businesses and homes expect to see their property values go up. >> hopefully grow the business and
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>> reporter: the purple line is sxhek expected to open in six years. chris gordan, news 4. it is now 5:49. today in decision 2016, montgomery county board of elections is testing the county's voting machines. maryland's democratic and republican primaries are set for april 26. and the race for the white house is no longer about winning states. now candidates are clawing for delegates hoping to chip away at the frontrunners' leads if they can't win outright. tracie potts takes us through the math. >> reporter: it's all about math at this point. let's start with the republicans. our delegate tracker showing donald trump ahead by more than 200 delegates, but he's do spg retooling on the inside to make sure he can get to the magic number to win the nomination before the convention this summer trying to avoid a florida fight there. john kasich quite a bit behind. so today, trump has canceled events in colorado, california to stay put in new york where he has a
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delegate strategy. meantime ted cruz also off the campaign trail today taking a day off as they all refocus on new york and the delegates ahead. now, the democrats. hillary clinton and bernie sanders in this war of words over the last 48 hours, that may be going away. sanders on late night last night saying that hillary clinton would be better than any of the republicans and you'll hear her say the same coming up in an exclusive interview on the "today" show. meantime our delegate tracker is showing clinton far ahead with more than 1700 delegates. but keep in mind that includes the superdelegates that bernie sanders still thinks he can turn around, at least some of them. >> tracie potts live for us on capitol hill. thank you. it is now 5:51. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's start with chuck bell with a look at our forecast. not feeling like spring, chuck. >> no,
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a little taste of mild weather yesterday, hope you had a chance to get out during the little sunny breaks yesterday afternoon. we will get sunshine back again later today, but we're starting off with an awful lot of clouds here early this morning and one or two sprinkles can't be ruled out. but it will be dry this afternoon. and we'll be in weather alert mode tomg. occasional snow shower, but snow isn't the reason for the alert. the wind is the reason for the alert tomorrow. winds could gust between 40 and 50 5 5 miles per hour from late tomorrow morning up through about early tomorrow evening. and there is a chance of a coating of snow from about the d.c. metro area northbound. here is you're computer forecast for future wind gusts tomorrow. 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, 20s to 35-mile-per-hour gusts. as we get into the afternoon, 240e, winds could gust a lot higher. 40-mile-per-hour gusts at higher elevations in the mountains of west virginia. and by 5:00,
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gusting 40 plus, maybe even 50 plus miles an hour. so be ready for another blast of wind. and by the way, it will be freezing cold tomorrow, as well. so windchills will be in the teens and 20s tomorrow afternoon. storm team 4 radar, there is the reason i mentioned the chance for a sprinkle early this morning. that will be gone in the next hour or two. sunshine this afternoon. clouds come back in on us overnight tonight. here is 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, maybe a sprinkle or a snow shower early tomorrow morning. then the real blast of wind comes this tomorrow afternoon. so much overturning in the atmosphere, we can mix the cold air down so we could actually have rain and snow showers around tomorrow afternoon and then near record cold on sunday morning. the record at national airport sunday morning is 28. i think we'll be within a degree of tying or breaking that record. a little milder early monday and staying cooler than average all the way into the early part of next week. it's been a busy morning in traffic. here is melissa with the
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brand new crash here on crain highway there at 4. no word on the direction right now, but we are starting to see a little bit of a slowdown there in the southbound lanes. so i'll keep you updated on that. garrisonville, crash on the left shoulder. didn't seem to be slowing things too much. a little slowing northbound quantico. totally typical. 66 into town and out of town looking quite good. 270 at montgomery village avenue, northbound, southbound looking good. top of the beltway all of those routes in and out of town are okay. a little bit slow on 1 as you're headed down, kind of near the icc and same thing northbound there approaching the icc. don't have a report of any issue there, just seeing a little bit of a slowdown on the map. a live look at chopper coming up. it's 5:53 now. many of you may remember this unforgettable face, this man is the watkins mill high school stud
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introduced us to. he suffers from cerebral palsy and when we first met him, he desperately needed a new wheelchair. since then his class hates have been working hard to make that happy for him. this afternoon malaise elissa i to a huge pep rally. you won't want to miss her report tonight at 6:00. the search for d.c.'s relisha rudd is not over just yet. k-9 specialists and dive teams didn't find the missing girl yesterday when they searched in and around a pond at the national arboretum in northeast. rudd was 8 years old when she disappeared. they rehughnewed the search bec of new information but they would not elab blorate on the n information. we're getting a first look inside a new multimillion-dollar training facility for prince george's county police. the new facility helps
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including armed robberies and shootings. the county bought the $22 million building to consolidate police resources and train recruits. >> they know that the training that they are receiving will most of the time help them survive, prevail and just go home at the end of the day. >> the badges of prince george's county officers are still wrapped in black bands in honor of officer jacai colson who was killed in an attack on police last month. colson's recruit class flag hangs with the others in the walls of the new building. a d.c. driver tells us he received nearly $1500 in fines from just one speed contacamera disappeared. d.c. police say a camera was put there because of excessive speeding, but it is in an area where the speed changes from 25 to 50 miles per hour. the driver of that ticketed car says he was fined nely
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day for two weeks. >> i don't know what to say. i got 13 speeding tickets from a camera that is not even here. >> d.c. police have not told us why the camera vanished, but some city speed cameras rotate to new locations, we've known that, police also have not explained why the speed limits change frequently in that area. ford motor company wants to make your commute a little less stressful. the new 2017 fusion will offer what is called a dapts difference cruise control. to enact it, stop and go automatically accelerates and brakes for the driver while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. do you trust this technology? it uses an advanced radar and camera based system which scans the road every 50 milliseconds. i wouldn't take my eyes off the road, though. just saying. justlike fingerprints and facial recognition being used to stop online ft
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could stop hackers, as well. biometric technology is emerging as a go-to solution for improving digital security. most companies are offfocusing behavioral modifications. good morning. i'm susan li at cnbc headquarters. it will soon be a little less expensive to mail that letter. the price of a stamp is going down this weekend. a temporary rate increase granted the u.s. postal service expires on sunday. the regular stamp will cost you 47 cents, the stamp of 49 cents international letters go down five cents, and postcard will be a penny cheaper at 34 cents. with your cnbc morning business report, i'm susan li. >> we're watching a developing story for you at this hour. after a pedestrian is hit and killed by a car overnight in northwest washington. megan mcgrath has been on the scene and she's live with what happened next on news 4 today at 6:00.
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the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident on massachusetts avenue in d.c. has been cleared. now police are trying to focus on figuring out how it happened. >> the departments waccident wa 13
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massachusetts avenue. melissa mollett has been monitoring the traffic impact, but let's begin with megan mcgraph live on the scene. >> reporter: well, a pedestrian involved it all of this, that person a male pronounced dead on the scene. but the driver of the striking vehicle according to police did stay, they were on the scene. that driver was on the crescene when police officers arrived. you can see everything has reopened. massachusetts avenue both the access roads and the tunnels back to normal this morning. that happened right after the car involved was towed. take a look at the video, this happened within the last half hour. the police completed their investigation and the tow truck came and took that car from the scene. and so everything was able to get back to normal in time for rush hour this morning. this happened between 1:30 and 2:00. the car was traveling on one of the access roads headed east.

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