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who was live at the deanwood metro station where this unfolded. pat? >> reporter: we're here in the deanwood station. this is the area where they say it happened, an area between that down escalator over there and the gates that you use to leave the station. now, this incident was caught by metro security cameras. there are a lot of them down here, and from those cameras tonight a big clue, a picture of the murder suspect. take a close look at this picture because if you know him, you'll know. late this afternoon police released these security camera pictures of the suspect in the murder of a teenager at the deanwood metro station. the victim, they say, is about 15 years old, stabbed this morning as he and the suspect were leaving the station. sources say police are looking into the p
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murder came as a result of a fight between the victim and the suspect. these thoughts from a neighbor. >> you've got to think about it. this station is in between two different neighborhoods. you have kenilworth avenue and these people over here and then you have maryland side over there. not everybody get along. >> reporter: it was 16 days ago 15-year-old davonte washington was shot and killed at the deanwood station as he was on his way to get a haircut for easter. an arrest has been made in that case. this morning scores of police rushed to investigate the murder today, but neighbors say there were no police around when it happened. councilwoman yvette alexander says she was here to meet constituents this morning and she saw no cops. >> the metro police really should have more increased presence here. they said after the first tragic incident that they would, and i was actually out
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morning, and i didn't see any additional presence. >> reporter: now, law enforcement forces tell news4 that earlier today the murder victim was in court, but it's unclear as to why he was there and whether or not his appearance there had anything to do with his murder here. live in northeast, pat collins, news4. >> reporter: i'm mark segraves in the deanwood neighborhood. i'm right in front of the deanwood community center and library, the centerpiece for this community. but for the second time in a matter of week, right across the street crime tape is what highlights this neighborhood. >> this is odd and this didn't us. >> reporter: paul kant has lived in the deanwood neighborhood for four years. he moved here from the suburbs. >>
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they take care of each other. i know their names better here than i ever did all my years in fairfax county. >> reporter: the crime statistics show homicide, sexual assaults, and robberies with guns are all on the rise in this area near the deanwood metro station. todayen all too common sight as neighborhood teens learn that another one of their friends has been killed. >> i look at the environment that these kids are growing up in, where do they develop these behaviors. >> reporter: former mayor gray has lived in ward 7 for decades. >> it's obviously a public safety problem first and foremost. i want to hear from metro as to what they're going to do to be able to strengthen the public safety presence out here. >> reporter: now the garden angels clad in their red berets plan on being at the deanwood metro station they say. they want to give the community another layer of safety. reporting from deanwood, mark segraves, news4. eight day
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critical new york primary, and the front-runners have double digit leads. hillary clinton now ahead of bernie sanders by 14 points among likely democratic voters in the nbc news/"wall street journa journal"/marist poll and on the republican side donald trump gets support from 54% of likely republican voters. that number is critical because if trump wins with more than 50% of the vote statewide and in the congressional districts, he walks away with all 95 delegates in new york. >> but trump is angry about the process. he says the nominating system is corrupt and he has not been treated fairly. edward lawrence is on capitol hill now with more on this side of the story. edward? >> good evening, jim. he could be angry with the process but also another part of that poll. that poll also says that both senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton could beat any of the republican candidates. now, trump says he will still win the republican nomination and he could still beat clinton or sanders.
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republican front-runner donald trump blasts the nomination process as rigged. >> we've got a corrupt system. it's not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. >> reporter: trump claims senator ted cruz manipulated the state convention in colorado to get all 34 delegates. today trump tweeted the republican party is in trouble. the cruz campaign fired back in a statement saying trump always complains after a loss. governor john kasich says cruz supporters used unfair tactics in michigan. still -- >> everybody has talking about who wins what thing and i keep telling people it's about accumulating delegates. >> reporter: political experts say trump's best option is to get delegates through the remaining primaries. >> for donald trump that means big wins in new york, pennsylvania, new jersey, and then most of all in california. >> reporter: on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders questions hillary clinton's judgment. >> this campaign listens to ordinary americans
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billionaire campaign contributors. >> reporter: clinton says sanders falters under scrutiny. >> here in new york senator sanders has had trouble answering questions, has had trouble answering questions about his core issue, namely dealing with the banks. >> reporter: the democrats' debate is thursday with the new york primary april 19th. and for the democrats that new poll shows 30% of bernie sanders' supporters would not vote for hillary clinton in new york if she were the nominee. it's important to note that's the same hard feelings among hillary clinton supporters back in 2008 and the large part of them ended up voting for now president barack obama anyway. reporting live on capitol hill, edward lawrence. now back to you, wendy. >> thanks, edward. well, whoever wins the white house, cia director john brennan makes it clear that waterboarding is off the table. critics call it torture. waterboarding is one of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that president obama banned right after he took
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brennan told nbc news that his agency will not resume waterboarding or other harsh tactics even if a new president orders it. >> absolutely i would not -- i would not agree to having any cia officer carrying out waterboarding again. >> donald trump has said that he would bring waterboarding back. ted cruz says he would use any enhanced interrogation techniques needed to keep the country safe. however, cruz has said that waterboarding would not be a widespread practice on his watch. you can see more of richard engel's exclusive interview on "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast. plenty of sunshine after some showers this morning. take a look and show you what's going on o
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76 down towards virginia beach. as we move on towards the rest of the afternoon, we are going to start to see the clouds increase late tonight into early tomorrow morning. that's going to come with some rain. we have some rain back to the west. cincinnati, around pittsburgh, down towards atlanta seeing that rain and all of that rain is making its way our way. now, tonight no problem. this evening no problem. if you're heading down towards nats park, game starting at 7:00, 67 degrees. nice and mild. 9:00 around 64. a nice night tonight. temperatures the next couple days though, they're not going to stay this warm. this go back down but we'll talk about that in just a minute. also have that hour-by-hour forecast for tomorrow's rain. >> looking forward to it. soon we could be calling two very busy metro stations by different names. >> there's a proposal to make the changes to reflect other landmarks near the smithsonian and the foggy bottom stations. all new at 6:00 tonight, transportation reporter adam tuss has learned there's a lot more riding on
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>> reporter: can a metro station name point you in the right direction? can you tell me where the kennedy center is from here? >> that way. >> reporter: should you rely on a metro station name as guidance? >> the biggest thing though is look at the map before you get going rather than just get down here and try to figure out which way to go. >> reporter: when you think of smithsonian, you probably also think of the national mall and metro wants to add national mall to the smithsonian station stop. but when you think of foggy bottom, george washington university, do you also think about the kennedy center? it's about a half mile away from the station. as ryan o' ferguson tweets me, national mall makes sense. there are practical concerns. if you're going to change the name of a metro station you also have to change it out here on the station pylon. adding kennedy center to an ard
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crowded sign, that could get complicated. according to a metro presentation set to be delivered this thursday, the district would have to foot the bill for the changes to this station signage and it certainly gets into the thousands of dollars. some riders like patrick duffy say with metro's current state of affairs, a station name change should be the last thing they're thinking about. >> terrible. >> reporter: really that bad? >> i think the blue line usually going into alexandria and sometimes i wait 45 minutes waiting for one that's not totally packed. >> if name changes are approved, the signage would be changed when the next phase of the silver line would be opened. the maps and signs could then be updated at once. in the district, adam tuss, news4. we have some important information for you if you or your teenager are planning to get a driver's license anytime soon in the district. it could cost you a whole bunch of money. >> reporter: a
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attention from police and public officials in the neighborhood where a 7-year-old girl was shot last week. i'll have details coming up on news4. and cap fans went crazy today for a chance to see their guys in the playoffs. at giant, shoppers are discovering low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices. my giant.
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a developing story in the district. some neighbors tell us they don't feea
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outside their homes. this after a 7-year-old girl was shot and killed or injured rather, shot and injured while working with her family last week. derrick ward is live in southeast d.c. with more on the neighborhood's safety concerns. derrick? >> reporter: well, there is some good news now. there has been an arrest made in this shooting. the announcement came just a couple hours ago when the mayor walked through this neighborhood. folks are glad to hear that this arrest has been made but they're worried about what will happen after the attention is focused away from this neighborhood. one of the things that is troubling about this is that this child seems to have been shot randomly and it all stemmed from a fight. good news for residents of this neighborhood still reeling from the shooting of a 7-year-old friday night. >> the 27-year-old michael wiggins from southwest washington, d.c. has been arrested and charged in this case. i can't underestimate the help that we got from the community in this case, all the
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>> reporter: d.c. mayor muriel bowser came to the scene today amid the fear and outrage following the shooting of a child. she spoke with residents and parade with them. this block of knox place that run into hartford street is the scene. >> i have been shot before and i know how it feels. >> reporter: those wounds have healed but others from simply learning what happens to a neighbor say it will take some time. >> i fear more my life and my kids. >> reporter: knox place is getting new attention now since the shooting. >> unfortunately that's what it has taken for the city and the community leaders to say, okay, let us address this issue. >> reporter: and now that an arrest has been made, what do precedents think is needed long term when the focus inevitably turns elsewhere. >> we need policemen around 24. it's not safe around here. >> reporter: the assistant chief tells us there shouldn't be any more arrests in
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person who was shooting. it seems to have stemmed from a fight. neighbors are worried once the attention goes elsewhere that this neighborhood will be forgotten again. there have been street sweepers, police all over the place, and they hope this will continue long after this tragic incident. derrick ward, news4. there's news of an extraordinary confession in that investigation of the bombing in brussels. belgian prosecutors say not only do they have what they were calling the man in the hat, he's also talking. his name is mohamed abrini. he was arrested in a terror takedown in brussels on friday. police had been looking for abrini since november after they linked him to the paris attack suspect salei abdeslam. abrini told investigators his isis terror cell was plotting a second attack in paris, but when abdeslam was arrested last month, they made a
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the attackers hit the brussels airport and a metro station there instead. an arrest warrant has been issued for a new yorker who allegedly tried to jump the white house fence last month. jose fuertes is from the bronx and police arrested him on march 7th on the bike rack that is serve as a barrier just before you get to the white house fence. he was charged with a misdemeanor and ordered to report to court today but he didn't show up. so the judge has now issued a bench warrant for his arrest. workers are back on the job at the irs headquarters on constitution avenue in northwest d.c. that building opened again this morning for the first time in a week. a fire in the basement transformer last monday knocked out the air handling system. the closuredid not have any impact on your taxes though. the irs officials say returns are not processed in that building. a plan to require all first-time drivers in the district to take
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driver's ed courses is coming under attack. >> that's because those courses can cost you a lot of money, like $1,000 or more. the new rules go into effect on may 1st, but tonight tom sherwood reports that some d.c. leaders are taking a second look. >> all sorts of drivers trudge down to the dmv for all sorts of reasons. as of may 1st, the d.c. dmv will require every first-time driver to take 30 hours of classroom instruction and 8 hours behind the wheel before taking the official test. d.c. public schools used to do the training for a small cost. >> i was driving at 16. i did have driver education and i did go through having a learner's and then driver's license. >> but d.c. schools stopped driver's ed in 2009. d.c. council transportation chairman mary cheh is raising a red flag on those costs. >> we'reec
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people without means that they can't get a driver's license. so we have it figure something out. >> reporter: both cheh and mayor bowser say they want to take a second look at the plan that could affect teens, immigrants, and other first-time applicants. >> of course we want people to be trained to drive properly but what will it mean for people of modest means? some of these courses can cost $1,000 or more. >> reporter: dmv officials say almost all states have education requirements. they told cheh in a letter the new requirements have been advertised and they're trying to ensure safe driving, particularly among teens. >> there are young people getting a driver's license. we want to know they know the laws of the road and they get some experience but certainly we want to do that in a way that's even-handed. >> reporter: no formal driver's training is required to take the city test. cheh says she will ask dmv officials about this in a hearing later this month.
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should all new drivers be required to take drivers' ed even if it means expensive private lessons? text one forrous and two for no. we are only a few days away from the caps playoff run for the stanley cup. broad street bull dwies up firs. today they held a scavenger hunt of sorts. the fans who found the letters and then uttered the phrase rock the red won tickets to that first home game against the flyers. it is not the only caps related event. you can learn more about how to rock the red in our nbc news washington app. just go in there and search capitals. everything we look at with this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought. >> an urgent
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to fight zika. a local delegate hoping to make it harder for a domestic abuser to evolve into a murderer in prince george's county. and a fifth grader is in critical condition tonight after he was hit by a car in a crosswalk while riding his bike. what people who live nearby are saying tonight about cars that speed past that location. delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall
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doug, nice to see you again, by the way.ho hope you had a nice weekend. delightful weather, don't you think? >> i do, vance. temperatures today in the 70s. we have not seen the 70s since, we have not seen the 70s since last monday. so it's been a week since we've been in the 70s, and everybody out there that i'm seeing out there on the street or yesterday at the wizards game talking about where is spring? well, the good news is spring came back for today but again it's kind of going away again the next couple days only to return in a big way. let's show you what's happening. we saw sunshine earlier now dealing with cloud cover. those clouds coming ahead of the next storm system which is another cold front that will drop temperatures. here is our rockville camera. you can see the flag here. winds gusting upwards of 20 to 30 miles per hour today. right now down at the airport some mixed sun and clouds. 73 degrees. look at the
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this is the reason why we have such warm numbers. those winds coming right out of the south. we need that southerly component to the wind. 70 in gaithersburg. 73 in warrenton, 72 in winchester. everybody on the warm side. it has really been a very nice afternoon with the exception of the wind. no rain to talk about now but by this time tomorrow morning we will be talking about rain for sure. look at the rain moving our way. here is the forecast. temperatures only in the 50s back towards pittsburgh and cincinnati. severe weather down toward the south. this is all moving our way. now, we're not going to see severe weather here but what we will see is rain during the early morning rush. nothing until about 3:00 in the morning. 3:00 in the morning, the clouds are here and the rain starting to build in. notice by 7:00 a.m., heavy rain across parts of the area right during that key period of the morning rush. give yourself extra time and make sure you take the em brel la when you step out the front door. this is a quick moving system. behind this you see clearing so by 10:00 the rain is just down through the south and through northern maryland and the
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but we need the southerly winds to give us the warmer air. tomorrow the winds will be coming out of the northwest and north and that gives us the cooler air. that's why high temperatures tomorrow will struggle to get up to around 60 degrees. so the getting out forecast, 10:00 a.m., you still needed umbrella with some showers. 57 degrees, clearing by 2:00 and by 6:00 cool conditions with temperatures around 58 degrees. so we have cooler weather coming in but next couple days at least we move back in the right direction. 59 a docool day on wednesday bu thursday and friday start to get back into the 60s. friday looking beautiful with a high of 65 degrees and coming up in just a couple minutes, we'll talk about that weekend forecast, the best weekend that we've seen in about five months. i'm darcy spencer in waldorf where a 10-year-old boy was struck while in this crosswalk yesterday afternoon. coming up, what residents say needs to be done to make this a safer oa
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claiming that a bill aimed at strengthening domestic violence laws is now being used as a political game. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news4, we'll have the latest. tonight, there are new questions about the shooting death of a former nfl player. >> we lost one of the real good guys. >> was it really a case of ad rage?ro
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. >> welcome back. at 6:30 our top stories right now. >> d.c. police have identified a guy that they want to talk to. they think he stabbed a 15-year-old kid at the deanwood metro station earlier today. that's him. it's the second murder there in just a couple weeks. >> and a new nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton are holding substantial leads in new york and are set to regain some momentum in next tuesday's primaries. there could be some changes coming to the names of some metro stations. they're thinking about adding national mall to the smithsonian station sign and kennedy center to the foggy bottom gwu station. some argue that the kennedy center is nowhere near that station. >> and you can read more right now on the nbc washington app. a 3-month-old girl is in the hospital.
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injuries. police say this woman stabbed her. the woman's name is leah arrington. we're told she stabbed that baby when the child wouldn't stop crying. this happened over the weekend at a home along ridge view court in woodbridge, virginia. police say arrington is related to the baby but they didn't say how she's related. time is running out on an effort to strengthen domestic laws in the state of maryland. >> this evident comes amid the deaths of seven women in prince george's county in domestic related incidents. that's just since the beginning of the year. >> prince george's county bureau chief tristracee wilkins report that getting the bill passed will not be easy. >> reporter: well, there are state legislators who are trying to figure out how to deal with this issue of domestic violence in prince george's skt. a lot of people with a lot of ideas and this is one delegate who is worried about
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amendment. in annapolis it's the last day for bills to pass out of the legislature, and this delegate is worried about her domestic violence bill. >> it's political gamesmanship of the worst kind. >> reporter: angela angel's journey to this moment began with a relationship that she says down spiraled into harassment. >> nonstop phone calls, text messages, contacting my work, contacting co-workers. >> reporter: and when she went to the courts for help -- >> there is a crime of harassment and a crime of destruction of property but no provision in family law that allows me to issue a protective order for these crimes. >> reporter: she represented prince george's county which leads the state in domestic related death. >> destruction of property is another way to show that anything that you do i control, i own, i own you essentially. >> reporter: that was the case in the murder of 3-year-old laila w
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killed by her dead. frederick miller shot and injured two of his daughter's family members before kidnapping the little girl. he died in a shootout with police but had been harassing and destroying property at the mother's home for some time. her bill died in the house judiciary committee so she took it to the senate and it passed as an amendment to a protective order bill. it went back to the house and passed again but never made its way back to the senate. it's been sitting and waiting for final sign off for days. >> what it essentially does is make it to where it's sitting on someone's desk. the senate can't vote on these measures because they're technically still in the house. >> reporter: i had one senator say in 14 years he had not seen a delegate attach an amendment to a bill this way and it's a bill they had been working on for some time so it's a possibility this may not be the year for it but definitely a lot of frustration as folks try to deal with the
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violence in the county. reporting live, tracee wilkins. a man was killed today, his car went off a busy maryland highway and crashed into a wooded area. chopper4 up over the scene earlier today. it's along route 50 year rutland road in davidsonville. the victim's car flipped over. there's no word yet on what caused that driver to lose control. police have not released the victim's name. and there are renewed concerns over speed on a maryland road after a child is hit riding a bicycle. the 10-year-old was riding in a crosswalk that was clearly marked. he's now in critical condition. news4's darcy spencer just talked to a witness. she lives in waldorf with what neighbors want done to make this area safer. darcy? >> reporter: wendy, every single person i interviewed for this story today tells me there is a major speeding problem here on mcdaniel road. this is the crosswalk where this littleoy
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bicycle yesterday afternoon. the driver slammed into him without even stopping. police are trying to figure out what happened, why she didn't see him. at 10-year-old boy, a fifth grader, was flown to children's hospital in critical condition after being hit on his bike in this crosswalk on mcdaniel road in waldorf sunday afternoon. he was with his mom and friends when it happened. even though he was wearing a helmet, he suffered life threatening head trauma. >> and i didn't see it actually happen but i heard it, and it was just deafening, and just brought some stuff back for me because my brother was hit by a drunk driver. >> reporter: there is no clear explanation for the crash. the driver did not stop until after she hit him. there are no skid marks. police are checking to see if this could be a case of distracted driving. what can you tell us about the driver? >> there is no indication that she was on her phone
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of the accident. however, we are backing that up by writing some search warrants to check her phone records, and we're also checking the crash data module in her vehicle to see how fast she may have been going. >> reporter: residents tell me this is a fairly new road and that drivers go way too fast here. the crosswalk is clearly marked and there are signs warning drivers to watch out for pedestrians and bikers. >> i have seen cars go as fast as 60 miles an hour down this stretch, and when i have stopped for people in the crosswalk, track behind traffic behind me o be surprised. >> they need to do something about this. they need to put a speed camera or have somebody patrol and have radar running because they really be flying. >> reporter: that driver is 28 years old. we're told that yesterday was her birthday, and she was driving home. there is no indication that alcohol was involved. this remains
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no charges have been filed. back to you. >> thanks. u.s. health officials are learning some new things about the zika virus, and they say the more they learn, the scarier that virus appears to be. today doctors at the national institutes for health said zika could do more damage to fetal brains than first thought. there are also reports of very rare neurological problems in adults. president obama has asked for about $2 billion to deal with the zika virus. officials at nih say that money is crucial to creating a vaccine. >> what i have done is take money from other areas of nonzika research to start. we couldn't just stop and wait for the money. we had to go ahead for it. the only trouble is if we don't get the money the president has asked for, we're not going to be able to take it to the point where we've actually accomplish what had we need to do. >> right now nih is using
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to fight ebola. so who was the aggressor in the fight, a fight that ended with a former nfl star dead in the street and another man charged with murder? also tonight, we'll report a new evening experience at starbucks starting at some select locations tomorrow. and right now we're taking a look at the capital wheel down towards the potomapotomac, and woodrow wilson bridge. all looking good. we have a mix of sun and clouds but rain is on the way. we'll talk about how long you'll need that umbrella and what comes ne in my forecast. xt
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new tonight, virginia governor terry mcauliffe says he will not support using the electric chair as an alternate method for executions. the governor vows to veto any efforts by the general assembly to change the capital punishment law. lawmakers proposed making electrocutions a backup because
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been scarce. an increasing number of pharmacies are refusing to provide them. the governor proposed the alternate measure should be to keep the names of the pharmacies secret to protect them from public scrutiny. the first public hearing on a new plan for rockville pike will begin at 7:00 tonight at the rockville city hall. the rockville mayor and council are asking the public to weigh in on a plan for a two-mile stretch of route 355 just south of rockville town center. the new plan would establish policies for land use, transportation, parks, and other issues along the pike. the meeting tonight is the first of two public hearings. written comments will be accepted until may 23rd. >> earlier this hour we told you about a new d.c. law that would require new drivers to take expensive drivers' ed classes. >> those changes are supposed to happen in may. we asked you whether you thought the requirement was a
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and here now a look at how you voted. about 80% say new drivers should have to take private drivers' ed before they take their driver's test. starting tomorrow you will be able to order beer and wine at five starbucks in the district. it's a special menu to be available after 4:00 in the afternoon. it will also feature small plates like truffle mac and cheese and artichoke and goat cheese flat bread. you can see a sample menu and a list of locations on the nbc washington app. just search starbucks. right now police trying to figure out whether the shooting that killed an nfl player was a case of road rage or revenge.
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just into the live desk, we have learned that one of the top homeland security officials here in our area is headed to philadelphia to become that city's new fire commissioner. adam thiel, a lot of folks remember him as the fire chief in alexandria. he's also held some emergency services positions in maryland, north carolina, and arizona. we expect philadelphia's mayor is going to make it official with an announcement tomorrow. back to you, jim. >> thanks, chris. the question is was it road rage or something else? tonight the police in new orleans are trying to piece together a motive behind the shooting death of a
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player. his name is will smith. we have learned that the man charged in that shooting had settled a lawsuit with the city after the police shot and killed his father back in 2005. the night that smith was killed, he had dinner with one of the former officers who was named in that lawsuit. jay gray has the latest developments now from new orleans. >> reporter: as the memorial to former nfl star will smith grows, so do questions surrounding his death. >> there's a male down with about six gunshot wounds to the chest. >> reporter: investigators say the 34-year-old was gunned down during an argument after a traffic accident saturday night in the lower garden district of new orleans. the aftermath captured on this cell phone video from a witness. 28-year-old cardell hayes is behind bars charged with second-degree murder in the case but his attorney says hayes was not the aggressor shooting only in
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>> mr. hayes was portrayed as basically a monster who killed somebody because of a car accident, and nothing could be further from the truth. >> reporter: retired smith was one of the most beloved players in saints' history. his wife in the car at the time of the accident was rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds to her leg. her injuries are not considered life threatening. >> our thoughts and prayers are obviously still with that family. you know, they're going through a very you have to time. >> reporter: tonight hayes remains in jail, his bond set at $1 million. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. well, it was a nasty morning but it is a spectacular evening and more to come we hope. >> yeah, more to come. you asked me have we turned the page. we had two inches of snow in waldorf the other day. really amazing for this time of year. we do need some warmer weather and it looks like we'll be getting some but today beautiful, into the 70s. we're not going to seeat
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a while but at least it was great out there. the clouds on the inincrease. the clouds coming ahead of our next storm system which will bring us cooler weather and rain on the way. 73 degrees right now. by around 7:00 next hour we'll drop a little bit down to maybe 68, 70 degrees at 7:00. 65 around 9:00. 62 around 11:00. so very nice weather tonight. if you're going out and about tonight, looks great. if you're going to be checking out the nationals after you turn our broadcast off, you can turn that one on and it will be great. 72 in rockville. 71 in manassas. 71 towards dulles. it's been a week since we've been in the 70s. we're knot going to get there again for close to a week but we still have nice weather in store. no rain on the radar in our area but back to the west you see the cloud cover moving in and there is the cold front. it's only in the 50s and rain, heavy rain right now around the pittsburgh area. more rain and severe weather down toward the south. this cold front will move through and by early tomorrow morning you will need the umbrellas an
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7:00 and 8:00. 56 degrees. take the umbrella for sure. but then get rid of the umbrella because the sun comes out and we see a cool afternoon. upper 50s to around 60 degrees. so we will be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler tomorrow than we were today but still pretty nice. 59 for wednesday. that's a cool day. 61 on thursday with some sunshine. plenty of sunshine. so some nice afternoons here. look at the average high at 67. we'd like to get closer to average and we do that on friday with a high of 65 degrees. saturday a high of 65. look at the sunshine here from wednesday all the way to monday. nothing but abundant sunshine. the weekend, 65 on saturday. 70 on sunday. right now we're calling for the west weekend that we've seen since the second weekend in december, more than four months ago, five months ago and look at next monday. high temperature there around 77 degrees. so it does look like we'll see much nicer weather. not just this week but in the next week too.
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much more on this coming up tonight at 11:00. i'll be monitoring the radar for you and show you how long you will need that umbrella. >> it looks like one of the weekends where you're supposed to get a lot of week done. not. thanks, doug. coming up in sports, caps getting ready to go up against the flyers. jason is going to tell us about that coming up next. first, here is lester holt with a look at what's ahead on "nbc nightly news." we have a new nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll showing where the candidates stand eight days before the new york primary. we'll tell you why the nation's top health officials say the zika virus is scarier than first thought, and forgotten subscriptions are costing folks hundreds, even thousands. we'll tell
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> doug and jason played some basketball over the weekend and let's just suffice it to say things didn't go well. having said that, we expect better things when the caps -- was that a nice transition? >> thank you very much. >> i wasn't on my "a" game, i
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the capitals they'll be a lot better than i was. since 1993 21 teams have won the president's trophy. of those 21 teams just 7 have gone on to win the stanley cup. only seven times has the best regular season team gone on to win it all. the capitals may have the most complete roster in franchise history but nothing is guaranteed especially this time of year. always excitement around the stanley cup playoffs. the ice getting painted today. the caps open up thursday against the flyers. they'll have home ice advantage throughout these playoffs. they are not looking past the eight seeded flyers though. these two teams have a long history. they always play each other tough. philadelphia beat the caps twice during the regular season. throw out the records especially when these two get together. >> there are 16 great teams that make the playoffs and everything is reset b
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get nothing for granted. and they will be tough opponents, that's for sure. and we'll be ready. >> it doesn't matter, the opponent to us. it's focusing on what's made us successful and what's going to and that's just being ourselves, being the capitals and as long as we stick to that, that's our best chance. >> they're a great team. play us hard. one of those teams that it doesn't seem to matter where either of us are in the standings. it's always a hard game to play. that's what we look for in a good playoff series. >> here is the schedule for the caps and flyers. game one and two this thursday and saturday at the verizon center. then head to philadelphia or games three and four. that will take place on monday and wednesday next week. if necessary games five and six will be on the 22nd and 24th. the capitals will play every game seven on their home ice. let's talk some baseball now for a moment. the nationals start up a series with the braves tonight, and one thing manager dusty baker wants to
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please stop booing closer jonathan papelbon. yes, there was the incident with price harper last season, but harper has moved on from it and baker wants his closer to finally feel welcome. >> i hear people talking about papelbon, but, man, they need to love papelbon. he had 400 and something saves. that's a lot of saves. that's a tough job. that closing position is a very tough job. if you do the job, there's no problem. as soon as you blow one or whatever it is, then, you know, people forget about the other five or six that you saved or whatever. it's like being a defensive back, a corner back. you can play a great game the whole game and cover a guy and you give up one touchdown and that's what they're going to talk about and that's what they're going to remember. lets head up to fenway. home opener for the red sox hosting the orioles. final home opener for david ortiz who is retiring after this season. with two on bigpa
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through like he's done so often for the red sox. this off the green monster. dustin pedroia will come home to score. red sox go up 2-0 off the rbi single from ortiz. knotted up at 6. christopher davis, you know him as crush, worth every bit of that $160 million contract. that was a three-run shot, his thrd of the season. orioles win it 9-7. they're 6-0, first time they started the season 6-0 in franchise history. a huge week in the nba. the golden state warriors with a chance to break the '95-'96 bulls regular season mark. they tied the bulls' record at 72 wins by taking down the spurs yesterday. only the memphis grizzlies stand in their way of making history. that game comes your way on wednesday. warriors and grizzlies. >> that is one worth watching. >> i hope they
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