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they say his 18-year-oldothim. today, prosecutors are presenting evidence against the three men. the man accused of killing his wife and a new charges. a grand jury added two capital murder counts against ronald hamilton. the charges were for allegedly shooting the other two police officers who survived the attack. hamilton already faces capital murder charges for allegedly killing his wife and rookie ashley guindon. police were redi
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runs going on. perfect weather for that. sunday even nicer. temperatures, how about 72
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sunday. >> sounds good to me. chuck, thank you. not giving up their fight. the steps parents are taking to keep a prince george's high school open as the district moves forward with plans to shut it down. plus, the notice you 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
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leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, age.
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welcome back. it's 6:25. today, some young adults from our area will be at the white house, not only are they going to meet president obama, they're going to show him their science project. the last one for this administration. and kids from all across the country will be there. that includes a student who lives in clarksburg. he created a new way to store vaccine safely in developing countries with his own experience with his grandfather. neil gathy from gaithersburg. and i love to see
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well, some of you could get $50 back on your utility bills. pepco say customers in prince george's counties will get the credit this week. the credits only apply to residential customers, not to businesses. well, it is national scrabble day today. >> there's a day for everything. >> there really is. there's a way to get friendly competition in. >> montgomery county is putting two big scrabble boards in its park. if you want to play. they even spelled out or name. >> you can go to the woodside urban park in silver spring or bethesda. the county says it's handing out free scrabble games at random. >> it's early educational for us before all the batteries, right?
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>> no. >> yes, just a little bit. stressing about what you owe the government as tax day draws near? consumer reporter susan hogan shows you what you can reduce what you owe. >> reporter: the system shutdown of metro taking a grilling. metro's top officials testifying on capitol hill. i'll have that coming
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right now -- verizon workers are -- verizon workers are going on strike. we'll have that story. but we want to check in traffic for breaking news. breaking news on the beltway. this is actually a good update from when we talked a couple minutes ago. innerloop at 4, we have now reopened. we still have a pretty good backup. we've shrunk that
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it's the little things, guys. northbound bw parkway after nasa goodard. chopper 4 is going to be over this problem in just a couple minutes so we can see what's happening from above. northbound gw parkway at 123 still have a slowdown there because of a crash. 28 there south of manassas slow from that accident chuck. i like good news going from fire worthy late to just getting through. four things you need to know about the weather. hey, it's a frosty cold start. frost advisory for some in the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. cool sunshine coming your way this morning. pollen count on the creep up. when the rain drops have stopped, final list, after weekend and weekend and weekend in a row with terrible weather, this weekeis
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heading out for that resolution run this morning, plan on temperatures in the 40s on your way out the door. later this afternoon, highs upper 50s to near 60. hope you get those kids dressed for school coming up in ten. metro has been plagued by safety and security concerns and now congress will hear from the system's leaders this afternoon. news4's erika gonzalez is live at gallery place about what the general manager is expected to say today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, safety takes center stage on the hill. metro's gm will testify. scott mcfarland got his hands on kind of a statement we're expected to hear this afternoon. wiedefeld will touch on systemic issues and talk about the shaken public confidence in the system. and then, of course, t
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the metro shutdown. the entire system shutdown last month. and of course, board chairman jack evans also expected to be there. expected to urge congress for metro. a service that he says feels more like the flintstones, quote, than the future. we'll have more. live outside of china town metro station. i'm erika gonzalez. back to you. by next month, met thrro th have a new executive to over see safety, patrick lavin. metro said he has 30 years of experience in rail operation and maintenance. today, a mother accused of stabbing her 3-month-old daughter heads to court. police say leah arrington stabbed the baby in the lower
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wouldn't stop crying. arrington called the baby's father art stabbing and he immediately called 9/11. the body of jose fetterman perez was discovered in november in beverly park. 17 year membrano has been decided for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. a 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty in this case. a third suspect and adult is scheduled to plead guilty in june. now for the latest in the operating to keep two prince george's county schools open. closing skyline elementary and forestville high school. the schools will close at the end of the school year. the appeal alleges the school violated public law. responding to the appeal the school district said, quote, consolidating schools is a reality currently facing
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it's one of the strategies the district is using to ensure schools are functioning at efficient enrollment levels." a newly improved putting means one of the biggest boosts for schools. the freelance star reports that a board of supervisors voted 4-3 on the spending budget. and it provides another additional $4.9 million. that is by far the largest increase in years. so you haven't filed your taxes? do you do have time. if you're trying to lower the amount that you owe, we might be able to help. consumer reporter susan hogan has the six tip of the day. >> well, if you use your home as business, there are deductions that you can wright off. here are four tips that you can take looking at home business
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use. as a general rule, must use a part of your home regularly and exclusively for business purposes. another one, simplified option. if you use the simplified option method, multiply the allowable square footage by a rate of $5. the maximum footage is about 300 square feet. regular method, this method includes certain costs you that pay for your home. for example, if you rent your home, part of the rent you have may qualify. and another is called regular method. the deduction for some exchanges may be limited. >> people used to avoid taking this deduction box they thought it was a red flag for an audit and it was complicated to take because you had to calculate the percentage of the home dedicated to the office. now the irs has a streamline system. >> now, if you are an employee and you work out of your home,
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bit different. we have all you need, search tax tips. susan hogan, news4. breaking news on the roads, a big backup on the innerloop of the beltway. parkway chopper just got over it. we'll talk about that coming up. also ahead, house speaker talks to nbc about why he won't run for the presidential nomination as he
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customer at a car wash in texas stayed cool and calm after a vacuum cleaner burst into flames. look at this, the video shows the vacuum going up in flames while being used at a car wash that dallas. the man calmly walks away and comes back with the hose and just puts the flames out. apparently, he forgot
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the car wash owner thinks the fire may have been caused by the customer trying to vacuum up spilled gas. >> using anything electronic around a gas station gives me cause for concern. >> and gas prices are low, you don't need to vacuum it back up like that. that's a little on the dangerous side. for us this morning, the biggest danger you face say shock to the system about how much colder it is. minus 31. not minus 31 degrees. but 31 degrees colder than yesterday. you'll need the coat. sungla sunglasses, temperatures start off in the 30s. and highs near 60. a look at the seven-day forecast and the caps game forecast. that's at 6:51. here's melissa. breaking news on the roads. this problem,
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pennsylvania avenue has gotten a lot better. now a two-mile backup instead of four. we're making progress here. it is slow because of that earlier crash. chopper 4 northbound, bw parkway, as you're approaching 212, powder mill road we do have a four-mile backup. you're slow on bw even before you cross the beltway. 66 looks good. 95 northbound is rolling along just fine. back to maryland now. 270 now slow on top of the beltway. remember to listen to our friends at wtop 105 fm before you hop in the car. down to the wire, a new nbc/marist poll. and we're keeping you up to speed as verizon workers start the pickset
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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 for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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right now, we're tracking a developing story that's playing out along the east coast. tens of thousands of verizon workers like these in falls church are walking the picket line. >> it's one of the stories to get you up to the minute the minute you're up. breaking news. >> breaking news, two problems, northbound b.w. parkway as you're aro
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road. a four-mile backup before you even cross the beltway. the innerloop at 4 it is moving now but a two-mile backup there. slow. chuck. temperatures unlike yesterday morning, this morning, a real noticeable change. a shocking chill for some. upwards of 30s to lower 40s going out the door. grab your jacket. right now, thousands of verizon workers in nine states and d.c. are hitting the picket lines. they say they're frustrated over the lack of progress and contract negotiations with the company that has lasted nearly a year. all of this could have an effect on your cable or internet service time if there's on outage. news4's kristin wright is live in falls church, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. workers are
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lines. they have signs, the signs say "build up fios, not executive pay." and they want to stop layoffs and the use of contract workers and outsourcing. the strike is up and down the east coast. 49,000 customers. if you're a verizon customer in maryland or d.c., the strike could mean delays in getting someone to come out and fix a land line cable or fios service. the company said they've been preparing for a strike for some time. that they have workers who are nonunion to step in. back to you. now to decision 2016, an emphatic paul ryan, the republican house speaker saying again, yesterday, to, quote, count him out in the race to the white house. nbc's peter alexander has more with the exclusive interview
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renovations on the capitol building. >> reporter: good morning, it was a highly unusual news conference during what was an extraordinary political campaign, paul ryan ruling himself out but he also has a strong opinion on who convention delegates should consider. as for the tour, we did it on top of the capitol dome here. nearly three years into his historical renovation project. they're on schedule and under budget. we went with paul ryan in the helmet and glasses there. as he described it, we may as well go b.a.s.e. jumping. in fact, we looked at the construction from the outside. speaker ryan's first trip, we'll have our exclusive tour and all of it coming up on "today." >> the dome is looking really good. peter alexander outside of the capitol for us.
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polls shows trump ahead of cruz by 12 points, 41 to 29. governor john kasich comes in third likely among republican voters, the margin of error is five points. hillary clinton has an even larger lead. 36% over senator bernie sanders with a margin of error of 3.5 points. our poll shows an extremely tight race coming up. and the mayor is holding a town hall outside of laurel. former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife in silver spring. jacai colson became a casualty after a man ambushed a county police station last month. now that man and his two
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brothers will appear in court. police say michael ford opened fire at the district 3 station in palmer park in march as part of a suicide mission. officer colson died after a federal prosecutor thought he was a suspect and shot him. a man accused of killing his wife and a prince william woman faces two charges. those charges were for allegedly shooting the two other prince william officers who survived the attack in hamilton's woodbridge home. hamilton faces murder charges for allegedly kill his wife and rookie ashley guindon. fairfax police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted
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police say the suspect entered the woman's apartment on april 5th, spoke with her and sexually assaulted her. this happened in centerville. but it wasn't until the victim went to the doctor later on that she disclosed the assault. 2 is sentencing day for the man responsible for landing his gyrocopter at the u.s. capitol. douglas hughes accepted a deal. prosecutors are asking for ten months in prison arguing the former mail carrier put countless lives at risk when he through that almost directly into the flight of an airport at reagan national airport. counting down, the capitals first playoff game is about 36 hours away. they're facing the philadelphia flyers. it's happening at the carnegie library. at slap shot
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there at 1:00 this afternoon. >> feels like hockey weather, too, doesn't it? >> i know. >> nice and cold, perfect for a caps win. and the ballpark, sports team in d.c. after a playoff run by the redskins, man we're doing great. look at that great looking sunrise, early morning rays bouncing off the waters of the potomac. a frosty start but pure sunshine later today. frost advisories until 9:00 in the morning for the blue ridge, shenandoah valley, east and western virginia and parts of northern maryland. on the whole, the weather is not going to do anything to slow down your outdoor plans. with the exception this evening, grab your coat. rain chances have all but dried up. not just today, tomorrow, friday, saturday, into the
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highs today upper 50s to near 60. we'll have a good looking day. going out to dinner or the ballpark, temperatures in the low 50s by 7:00 or 8:00, back up into the upper 40s by 10. tomorrow another day, filled with sunshine. a perfect day to get outside. game one of the stanley cup tomorrow night, on the way to verizon center, 55 degrees. grab your jacket, again let's go caps. here's your seven-day forecast. very chilly the next couple of mornings. but oh, my goodness, the trend is your friend. and the trend is warming, warming, all through the weekend. and 77 next monday. traffic, here's melissa. breaking news on the roads right now, we have finally cleared here on bw parkway, chopper 4 over the earlier area where we are having those
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it's looking better. at inner loop 4 here about a mile back from manassas. innerloop here at little river turnpike we do have a crash slowing things a bit. fairfax county parkway, also a crash there. 65 and 95 looking typical for this time of year. same thing for prince george's county slow inbound. 270 at this time of morning looking like it should. and mount airy area, braddock road alternating still with wires down. metro's general manager will be in the hot seat tharchs. paul wiedefeld will speak to a house oversight committee. erika gonzalez is live with details about what he's expected to say. >> reporter: on the safety and service of
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stage on the hill this afternoon. as you just said, paul wiedefeld expected to testify this afternoon. the explanationwise, the system shutdown we experienced last month, what about rider confidence and what some see as an abontiquated system will alle there. of course, we're going to stick very close to the story and bring you more updates this afternoon first on news4 at 4:00. we're live outside of the metro station. back to you. back to dis2016, a tight race for maryland's senate seat. the nbc4's marist poll shows congressman chris van hollen six is points over donna edwards. 18% of likely democratic voters tell us they're undecided. you can control through
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poll on the nbc washington app to see who supports them. and we got just another poll on what americans think about the fight for the seat on the supreme court. two in three americans hope it democrats demand the pick for the supreme court. but the court also held considering the federal judge merrick garland may not hurt republicans. margin of error here, plus 3 and mine plus 3.5%. some things to know as you head out the door, from the science fair, young adults from all over the country will meet with the president and so him their projects. and parents are appealing dr. maxwell's appeal to close the schools. a newly filed appeal said maxwell broke maryland law with how he
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>> the three men will be in court. police say michael ford opened fire at the district station at palmer park as part of a suicide mission. they say his brothers helped him. and verizon workers on on the picket lines. over 40,000 go on strike today. allow extra time on bw parkway if you're headed northbound. same thing, innerloop through prince george's county. >> thank you, melissa. that is the broadcast this moing. thankrn y
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this as a women's agenda. more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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good morning. grand old problems. new disarray for the republican party. trump now calling the delegate rules a disgrace. the head of the party telling trump to, quote, give us all a break. while house speaker paul ryan says it once again. >> i do not want, nor will i acce, the nomination for our party. >> this morning, an exclusive interview with the speaker about the state of the race and why he's chosen to stay out of it. hackers for hire. a new report this morning saying the fbi paid a one-time fee to hackers to break into the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. who did the government turn to for help? lost and found. a 72-year-old

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