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that's why we probably lost that life, because they couldn't communicate. >> heat on capitol hill. right now metro is the subject of serious debate. >> the big issue is the safety of the metrorail system and what it's going to take to fix some of the lingering problems. >> problems like the one that forced the head of metro to shut the entire system down for a day. transportation reporter adam tuss is live on capitol hill with a look at what's been discussed so far. adam? >> reporter: pat, this has gotten very heated very quickly, and specifically when it comes to the issue of funding. metro's board share jack evans, we knew that he was going to come here to capitol hill and basically tell the federal government that they need to pay more for metro and the service of the day-to-day operations. he got into it with florida congressman john mica. they went back and forth. mica basically telling him that he's not putting in more money for metro and evans saying if the
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contribute more to the operation side of metro, then the next time something bad happens, he's coming back here and blaming congress. so there's been a lot of bad blood that's already been spilled here on capitol hill this afternoon. before all of this, there was another meeting with the local congressional delegation. metro general manager paul wiedefeld was there in that meeting. virginia senator tim kaine was telling him he thinks the metro board is actually too involved in the day-to-day operations of what's going on in metro. take a listen to that. >> a lot of my concern about leadership has been about the board and the absence of a general manager and, you know, i have just been flummoxed about some board activity. now, i'm not asking you to comment on the board, but i just am saying, you've got to be the manager of this system. >> reporter: so to that the general manager basical replied i run the system. a lot talked about on capitol hill today. what
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manager's plan, what he's going to do specifically to get the system back to where it needs to be, pat. >> adam, tell us about the safety oversight and what they said about that today. >> reporter: right. so there's been an ongoing dispute about who should have direct oversight, the federal transit administration is now basically conducting that, but there is back and forth as well with the federal transit administration and local congressman gerry connolly about how involved intricately they are in metro. we can say metro has hired a new chief safety officer, a guy who is coming from new york city. so that is expected to help with metro's fety department, but this continues, this hill hearing keeps going on. we're going to bring you updates on news4 at 5:00 and 6:00 as well. >> adam tuss. thank you, adam. right now 40,000 verizon workers up and down the east coast are on strike. they are demanding job security and fair pay. two people on the picket lines in silver spring were hit by carshi
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northern virginia bureau reporter david culver is in fairfax county now with more on how long this strike is expected to last. >> reporter: we've been across northern virginia today and seen picket lines like this one. verizon employees in many cases marching on the street here since 6:00 in the morning. they plan to do it until 6:00 in the evening, and then they'll continue it for days on. and we also saw this in maryfield early in the morning before the sun was even up. employees doing the same. and here along duke street in alexandria, another handful of verizon employees on strike. so what exactly do they want? we're going to look at that ahead on news4 at 5:00. plus, you're going to hear what verizon has to say. in alexandria, i'm david culver, news4. thanks, david. right now two presidential campaigns are trying to drum up support in maryland with the primary less than two weeks away. former president bill clinton is in silver spring working on
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getting hillary clinton's message out to voters. he's scheduled to speak any moment before a crowd. he'll be talking about raising pay scales. republican candidate john kasich is holding a town hall in howard county. it's going on right now at the great room in historic savage mill. kasich is scheduled to take questions from voters until about 5:00. now, before the maryland primary on the 26th, voters in new york will head to the polls on tuesday. donald trump and hillary clinton have built some strong leads there, but clinton's rival, bernie sanders, just got the endorsement of new york's 42,000 transit workers. in brooklyn today he told them he's committed to making it easier for workers to join unions. on the republican side, ted cruz has overcome one hurdle to appear on the ballot in new jersey. a judge ruled the texas senator should be considered a natural-born citizen. cruz was born in canada to an american mother and cuban t
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republican lieutenant governor to accept or reject that ruling. a majority of maryland voters agree with the change in state law that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. our new nbc 4/marist poll found that 68% of the registered voters polled agree with that change. 26% disagree, and 6% are unsure. now to a developing story involving a major league baseball player arrested in arlington for alleged assault. police took atlanta braves player hector o lilivera into custody this morning in prince george's city. >> reporter: hector olivera won't be playing for the atlanta braves when they face the nationals tonight. in fact, hector olivera won't even be in the dugout. right now olivera is at the
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headquarters. he's facing assault charges. the scene, the ritz-carlton hotel in prince george's cienta. the victim, a woman with noticeable bruises on her body. she was taken to the hospital for treatment. olivera was brought here for questioning. more details about the case and reaction from the braves coming up. news4 at 5:00. >> thanks, pat. we've learned the name of the police officer who shot and killed a fellow prince george's county officer last month. his identity was released in court as three brothers were charged with starting the chaotic, confusing shootout. tracee wilkins has more. >> reporter: there were a number of new developments today in court. first of all, the name of the officer who shot and killed officer collison was released, and now all three ford brothers are facing second-degree murder charges. the chief of the prince george's cou
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confirms officer taylor krauss was the one who fired the shot killing officer colson during that exchange of gunfire in front of the district three police station. coming up on news4 at 5:00, more developments from inside of today's preliminary hearing and we hear from the ford family. in upper marlboro, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. running for cover as the roof comes crashing down. incredible video as mother nature strikes. and a nice afternoon today. a little cool, and notice another frost advisory around the region. we'll talk about the cold start for our day tomorrow and show you when things really start to get nice. tax time means time for scammers. "first at 4," a new warning that could keep some money in your pocket and out of the hands of thieves.
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new at 4:00, the irs is seeing a huge spike in e-mail scams this year, and criminals are trying to use the april 18th tax deadline to get your information. the scammers often pretend to be from the irs, from tax companies, or they pose as state revenue workers. they may e-mail you trying to
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looking link. they may threaten to arrest you or deport you or revoke your driver's license if you don't pay up. here are some tips to keep in mind. never reply to e-mails, texts, or pop-up messages. remember, the irs will never call to demand payment over the phone. if you do get a phone call from someone saying they're from the irs, don't give them any information. just hang up. open our nbc washington app for ways to report a scam. just search irs. well, lawmakers on capitol hill are joining president obama to prioritize the fight against opioid abuse. today house republican leaders laid out their plan to fight a growing epidemic. representative barbara comstock joined them. she represents loudoun county which just seven years ago had no deaths related to the drugs. now, 29 deaths, well over 100 overdoses. the county is giving police officers and emts n
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fight the problem and while more states are stepping up efforts, house speaker paul ryan says lawmakers need to take action on the national level. >> there is common ground here. the issue of opioid abuse is an issue we will be tackling. the senate has passed a very good bipartisan bill. the president has put forward some of his own good ideas. so we can get this done and we can win this battle. >> ryan is confident they'll come up with legislation by the end of the month and move it to the house floor in may. witnesses come forward. "first at 4," what they say did not happen in the moments before a popular ex-football player was gunned down. cars crushed. homes pounded by some strong storms. the force of nature that caused all this damage, and it may not what you
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developing in new orleans, a kor nor's report released this afternoon indicates former nfl star will smith was shot once in the chest and seven times in the back. >> that information comes as his family attorney met with reporters for the first time since smith's death saying he wanted to correct lies and distortions surrounding the case. jay gray has the latest now from new orleans. >> reporter: today another twist in the confusing and controversial situation surrounding the death of former nfl star will smith. >> really what i want to
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is set the record straight. >> reporter: an attorney representing smith's wife who is still in the hospital with gunshot wounds to both legs outlined step by step what she says happened that tragic night. it begins here. surveillance video some have described as a hit and run. smith's mercedes right behind the hummer driven by murder suspect cardell hayes, but attorney peter thompson says smith slammed on the brakes when the hummer stopped suddenly avoiding a collision. >> and seeing no damage whatsoever, they continued. >> reporter: a second security camera shows the hummer in pursuit. >> suddenly this hummer drove up at great speed behind them and rammed the back of their car. >> reporter: next he says there was a confrontation between the two drivers in the street. raquel smith apparently tried to defuse the situation and as the couple was returning to their vehicle shots rang out. >> he was shot in the back eight times. his wife was shot in the leg twice. >> reporter: but a passenger in
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different story. a written statement from his attorney says in part, smith had a gun and was going to shoot it and cardell may have saved both of thour lives. police have confirmed there was a 9 millimeter pistol in smith's suv. the family attorney says he was licensed to carry the gun and that it never left his car that night. >> it was in a compartment in the vehicle the entire time. >> reporter: hayes is behind bars charged with second-degree murder as the investigation continues. jay gray, nbc news, new orleans. heavy rain in mississippi this week caused some serious damage to a school. >> people had to run for cover when the roof came crashing down. and it was all captured by the school's surveillance cameras. there had been some leaks in the roof and workers were mopping up water on monday. the roof gave way and sent hundreds of gallons of water pouring into the school. it flowed through hallways and right out the front door. >> pretty amazing pictures there. people in san antonio
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a heck of a hail storm. golf ball-sized hail damaged homes and came crashing straight through car windows last night. 200 bmw cars, cars at a bmw parking lot, were badly damaged. >> just shows you how this time of year you never know what you're going to get. it can be a volatile time of year for the weather. >> yeah. but doug, we know what we're going to get. >> that's right. nothing but sunshine for us. we are looking at a very nice stretch. the best stretch of weather we have seen all year. but it's still on the cool side across our region. out there right now, plenty of sunshine, bright blue skies. a little bit of a breeze going on and right now current temperatures sitting at 57 degrees. once again plenty of sunshine. winds out of the east at 3 miles per hour. we saw things a little breezier earlier but not bad. 59 in leesburg. close to that 60 degree mark. 55 over towards clinton and 55 in gaithersburg. so, yes, it's cool. average high temperature this time of year is in the
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so we're well below that and overnight it will be another cold night. if you're heading out to the nats game, that 7:05 start as they take on the braves, looking pretty good for the game. a very nice start to the game, especially if you're in the sunshine here back towards the right field. i think you'll be okay there, but then sun going down and it gets cool and it gets cool fairly quickly. by 8:00, around 54 degrees. game time around 7:05. getting there at 6:00, no problem. by 10:00 though it will be chilly for the end of the game. you may want to take the blanket tonight. it will be that kind of night at the ball game. storm team4 radar looking good. dry and we're going to stay dry right on through the next couple days. look at all that sunshine that we have. now, we do have a storm system up towards the great lakes. it will move to our north, but it will enhance the cooler air, and we're going to stay fairly cool over the next couple days. so a cold start again tomorrow. low temperature around 42. tomorrow afternoon up to the low 60s. so it will be cool but nice. i say cool for this time of
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mid-march rather, we'd be talking about a phenomenal afternoon but it was five degrees below average during the day tomorrow. on friday, plenty of sunshine. and really the sun is going to be the key here. we'll see sunshine all the way through the weekend and into early next week. high temperatures in the next few days going for a high of 64 on friday. 68 on saturday. and then much warmer. look at monday. still calling for a high temperature near 80 degrees. we will start to see some changes next tuesday and wednesday. temperatures going back down just a little bit, but at least we're at or right around the average. we're going to talk much more about this forecast. veronica has that hour-by-hour forecast for you tomorrow and a little bit more on that frost advisory too coming up in a couple minutes. >> thank you, doug. she wanted to be a mother, but a medical break through didn't work out because of one thing that went undetected. "first at 4," the connection to allergies and why yeast is not just a problem for
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coming together after a string of recent tragedies. why a lot of conflicts that turn deadly are not starting where you might think. a little over 24 hours from now, washington will be in the playoff spotlight. how far do you think the caps will make it in the playoffs? >> it's our nbc washington flash survey. call or next the number on your screen or head over to the nbc washington facebook page to cast your vote.
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he was flicking matches on me... for my life. my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated.
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i felt like i could trust him. narrator: glenn ivey. as state's attorney, a proven leader. in congress, he'll combat domestic violence, and protect president obama's legacy. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message, because i'm on your side.
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it was a yeast infection that undermined the nation's firstout ru uterus transplant. they are very common often associated with women and babies but they aren't the only ones who get it. in "news 4 your health" dr. jackie is here to tell us more about yeast and how to deal with it. you're seeing a lot of yeast infections in your office. >> yes. people often come in and they think maybe their allergy caused this yeast infection, they're concerned about the two. whak tell you is people that have allergies do get infection more often. >> interesting, but it's women who are at highest risk for yeast infections. why is that ? >> it basic
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women who are pregnant, oral on tra sep tiffs or or pregnant. >> it's the estrogen that the yeast likes. >> that's right. >> when it comes to babies, girls and boys get it. >> yeast likes dark, moist, warm. that's a diaper. and what grows inside of that diaper is a diaper rash, and that comes from a yeast infection quite often. also breast-feeding. those breast-fed babies end up giving the infection to their mom and passing it back and forth. the babies get it in their mouth, pass it to the mom. the baby will be fussy and they'll pass it back and forth. >> nothing you can do about that. >> besides notice it and treat it. >> medications can also promote yeast infections, and some common yeast infections in both men and women in common medications. >> that's right. so the first one would be antibiotics. everybody knows about that one and that's because of the good bacteria gets lost and the
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changes and it increases the risks. the seconder second one is asthma and that's because of inhaled medications like inhaled court co-steroids. you will see the bill white spots in the back of your throat. and then chemotherapy because you have a decreased immun system. you're more at risk of getting yeast and anybody who has recently had a surgery. be very careful. hospitals are full of yeast. if you have had an iv or a surgical scar it's a good place you could pick up the yeast. >> so what's a good way to get rid of it? >> there are a couple thing you can do. many of them are available easily. first of all, if you have a yeast infection on the skin, go get the creams and they're over the counter. if you have another more systemic yeast infection you can get the pills. be sure to take all the pills. you want to finish out the cycle with that yeast growing. oral rinses are available for people who get it in the mouth. a swish and a swallow. lastly is it possible if we did some extra yogurt or a
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more probiotics you might be able to prevent yeast? not well documented but it's a good thought. >> does it make you feel better? >> they will make you feel better. there are some diet changes you can make. >> there's a diet that's all the rage now, the canada cleanse diet. >> yes. >> does that work? >> i have patients coming in all the time saying how can i get rid of this canada, i think it's making me sick all the way around. what they're talking about is this diet where you have no sugar, no white flour, get rid of the cheese. the thought is all of that promotes the growth. there's no proof that this works at all but eating healthy is going to make you feel better. also remember, diabetics have an increased risk. so keeping all of your blood sugar under control for all of us, diabetics and not, will help. >> you don't have to give up the cheese. >> you don't have to give up the cheese. you just have to think about being healthy and realize it's part of life and we can control it. >> dr. jackie, thank you. >> thanks, guys. here is a question. stuck in the wilderness for nine
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days. what would you do? could you survive with no food or shelter? "first at 4," meet the grandmother who fought for her survival. and fed up with crime. why some high-profile cases have communities and experts warn against people resorting to violence. 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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now at 4:30, metro on the hot seat. general manager paul wiedefeld has been testifying before congress about safety. he's still testifying. these are live pictures. the committee chair john mica of florida told metro leaders a short time ago that lawmakers will not be bailing the transit system out. an atlanta braves player is in washington to pay the nats tonight. now he's in trouble with the law. hector olivera was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in the ritz-carlton. the ex-nfl player killed over the weekend never pulled out his gun. that's the word this afternoon from the family attorney of will smith. the former new orleans saints player who was gunned down after a road rage incident. there have been several high-profile incidents in recent weeks involving teenagers and violence. some of the people who deal with the fallout of such crimes are
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be done to stop it. there is a panel discussion last night called understanding juvenile justice in the district of columbia. the office of the attorney general, d.c. police, and family court officials took part in this. they say gangs, unemployment, peer pressure, and the lack of adult supervision are all contributing factors to the problem. >> there are large segments of the population where kids are living in situations where they don't have enough responsible adults around them. >> some of the conflicts start online. according to court documents, the teenager stabbed to death at the deanwood metro stop on monday new his teenage attacker. the two got into some sort of argument that may have stemmed from a fight on social media and both threatened to hurt the other. another teen killed a 15-year-old boy at the deanwood station just three weeks before. all of this is raising some serious questions about
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teenagers resort to violence to solve conflicts. troy johnson is here with today's "talk around town." it's not just young people. it looks like road rage was a driving force in will smith getting gunned down in new orleans. what are your listeners say being all this. >> over and over and over again people are telling me that they're concerned about the fact that this kind of violence is truly senseless. there's no reason for young people to be losing their lives or putting themselves in situations in harm's way where their lives are altered by mistakes that simply just don't have to happen, and they're saying we're seeing this situation time and time again. this is a long time issue with young people, and they're hoping that these people -- these young people are nurtured and really get the kind of arms around them to help them succeed in life. >> you talked to somebody about that? >> i did. i talked with dr. lamar shields who is an educator. he travels the country and counsels and mentors young
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he says these tragic situations are a teachable moment about how we all need to help nurture these young folks. >> one of the things we need to be mindful of is we need to have young people be connected to adults that are concerned and that are concerned about their well-being and their behavior. they need to be connected to programs, programs that are teaching them anger management, programs teaching them the value of taking someone else's life, and then programs that teach them about consequences. >> and he says that we are dealing -- a lot of these kids are dealing with poverty in some situations. they may be in situations with they're in broken homes, and there's an opportunity now to make sure that they get the kind of resources that they need. but he also mentions the fact that there's a responsibility that adults are playing in this situation. they're watching our behaviors and they're being influenced by it. >> and so this anger or frustration we're seeing politically, locally, and nationally, that's the same anger that young people are feeling, and so what yo
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they're acting those things out because they don't have the vocabulary to have a conversation about how they're feeling, and so what they do, they imitate and emulate what they see on tv and movies on video games and they take someone's life away from them. that must end today. >> and, chris, he says even the political conversation that we're seeing, when they see people reacting ang lrily when we're supposed to be having conversations about things we can agree and disagree on, that might be influencing them. >> personal fights as opposed to civil disagreements. >> absolutely. >> troy johnson, thanks again. we are working for new the xhund and helping servicemen and women transition to civilian life and employment. nbc 4 is proud to partner with the chamber of commerce foundation for the hiring our heroes job fair at the verizon center today. hundreds of veterans and service members and their spouses met with employers. we met up with one navy veteran re
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of service. >> it's a major transition going from wearing the uniform and now just trying to seek a job to maintain your way of life. >> 750 servime servicemen and servicewomen preregistered for the job fair today. >> a lot of folks wanted a quiet weather pattern. you wanted warmth. well, you're going to get both and sunshine for at least a couple days and that, of course, means we'll have to deal with other things like having to water the flowers, some of you already putting out those spring flowers. and the pollen count will start rising. frost advisory tonight because of the clear skies. light winds and seasonal sunshine coming our way this week. and another change that will take place this upcoming weekend. so here we go. on satellite in
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a few high clouds in western areas of pennsylvania. for us again it gets cold tonight. but then tonight we'll see the temperatures rise. we'll take a look at the temperatures for the remainder of the workweek and that big change, the next one, coming our way for the weekend in just a few. >> thanks, veronica. a safari through the wild gets the royal treatment. how prince william and duchess kate just took an adventurous turn. i'm melissa mollet. something that just started this week. east/west highway, we'll have lane shut downs between blair hill road and colesville road. it will be happening monday through friday all the way probably until memorial day and we're talking about from about 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the
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direction. just a warning for you. have a good one. i'll
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i'm consumer reporter susan hogan at the live desk. the nation's highway saeflt watch dog says there are about 85 million takata air bag inflaters that have not been recalled. that means there are
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vehicles on the road right now that potentially have those defective air bags. takata's inflaters can explode with so much force shrapnel can propel into drivers and passengers. all the inflaters would have to be recalled if takata cannot prove they are safe. this latest number is in addition to the 29 million inflaters already slated for replacement. a recall this massive can take years to complete and cost approximate takata millions of dollars. william and kate's tour of india is taking an adventurous turn. they went on a wildlife safari in a remote part of the country. >> oh, to travel without children. i can empathize. as keir simmons reports, one of their goals is to help endangered animals. >> reporter: the duke and
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for a close encounter with india's rhinos. or as close as you'd want to get. last night they were welcomed with dancing around a camp fire. the youngest dancer just 3. today the royal couple meeting rangers in the national park who help protect the endangered rhino. itself a dangerous job. one ranger explaining he was attacked by an animal. >> did he touch you? >> reporter: we took our own trip in the park seeing elephants in the wild and close by like william and kate we saw rhino, only 3,000 are in the wild today. 2,000 live here. the poachers come here and they try to take the rhinos' horns. >> yes. >> reporter: the royal visit just days after another rhino had its horns stolen. william and kate turning the spotlight on animals whose
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bhutan. the king there is called the dragon king. it will be a stunning experience. we'll be traveling with them. guys? time is running out. why the chance to get a little extra money to fix a major bridge in our area could become the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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maryland voters are getting ready to weigh in on the presidential primary. early voting for the primary starts tomorrow and it's going to run for the next week. you can cast your ballot from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night and any registered voter is eligible. there are more than 60 early voting centers across the state of maryland. to find a list of locations, go to our nbc washington app, open it up and search voting. there are also tips for absentee voting as well. new york's presidential primary is less than a week away and the democratic candidates are getting set for their next big debate. on the republican side, donald trump is stepping up attacks against the republican establishment. edward lawrence is live on capitol hill now with a fiery response from the rnc. hi, edward. >> good evening, pat. boy, tonight it's donald trump versus the republican national committee, and the rnc won't back down. >> reporter: donald trumpl
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the republican party calling the delegate system rigged against an outsider like him saying the rules favor insider politicians, not the voters' will. >> the republican national committee, they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen. >> reporter: the rnc chairman fired back tweeting, it's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand the nomination process. house speaker paul ryan, who will chair the party convention, supports that process. >> we will follow the rules by the book. >> reporter: for democrats -- >> bernie, bernie! >> reporter: -- verizon union workers cheered senator bernie sanders. he supported their picket line. >> you have chose ton stand up for dignity, for justice, and to take on an enormously powerful personal interest. >> reporter: sanders picked up a key endorsement, the first senator to support him. >> it's the ferocity and
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clarity, the boldness of his view. and willing to take on very powerful forces to go forward. >> reporter: with more endorsements, hillary clinton rides her lead into the next democratic debate tomorrow night. she attacked both trump and senator ted cruz. >> and not to be outdone by his primary rivals, ted cruz would treat muslim-americans like criminals. >> reporter: clinton plans on holding campaign events in new york through the weekend. hillary clinton may be in new york but her husband, bill, is right here in silver spring right now campaigning for her. john kasich is also in maryland right now campaigning before the april 26th primary. reporting live on capitol hill, edward lawrence. now back to you, pat. >> thank you, edward. time is running out for the national park service to get the money to help fix the memorial bridge. the national park service is in danger of missing tomorrow night's deadline to apply for the federal funding. according to "the washington post," members of the virginia and d.c. congressional delegations wrote a letr
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they urged him to take action. the grant needs state-level sponsors. d.c. and virginia officials say the park service did not ask them for help until last week. the memorial bridge needs about $250 million in repairs. >> and now your storm team4 forecast. >> a nice evening out there. temperatures not bad at all. a little on the cooler side as far as average goes. take a look at what you can expect for your evening. we start with your planner if you're going to be going out. impact forecast, temperatures drop from the upper 50s to the mid-50s by 9:00. it is going to get a little chilly late. so if you're going out, you're going to need a jacket but look at that sky. we're clear, mostly clear across the area. and that will send temperatures plummeting again to about the same levels where they were early this morning. so right around freezing, and below that gaithersburg, frederick, maryland, 30. 34 in leesburg by early tomorrow morning. this whole area off to the west
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around chest central maryland, hagerstown, that's where there is a frost advisory up for early tomorrow morning up until 9:00 a.m. all right. early chill but we're going to warm fast. your range, 31 to 43. 43 degrees inside the beltway. as far as the next couple of days go, i think by the time we get to the weekend we're going to see those overnight temperatures come up. early part of next week they will be running in the low and mid-50s. so it's okay i think to put those plants in the ground. take a look at what to wear. a jacket in in order first thing out of the door, light jacket, and you will need the sunglasses over the next couple days with this dry pattern we have coming up. i think we're also likely to see the pollen count. the weather will have a low impact on our area. sunshine, yes, but for any sufferers, start taking your medicine. you are going to need it because it will be on the rise. temperatures, too, i think by the time we get to lunchtime tomorrow, we'll be heading into the 50s across the area.
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again, just a few clouds coming through the area. no big weather system expecting for the next four days. in fact, probably not until day seven our next chance to see maybe a little bit of rain across the area. mid-50s as mentioned around 11:00 a.m. 63, we're mild at 3:00 and then we've got another cool evening coming our way under that clear -- mostly clear sky. 65 fredericksburg. charlottesville as well. 62 in leesburg. 59 degrees in gaithersburg. this is the kind of weather for getting out. in fact, also on friday a similar afternoon coming our way. if you have plans to go out friday night, upper 50s, you're going to need the light jacket and then the change. next one for us, saturday as we get closer to 60 degrees across the area. in fact, here is a look at your storm team4 four-day forecast. close to 70 degrees on saturday. we're right at 70, maybe a little higher, a lot of locations on sunday, early part of next week. i think 80 to 70. that's monday, tuesday. some of your warmer days right there as we
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weekend into the first part of next week. we'll talk more about this pattern and when we could see some rain maybe a little bit around the area on news4 at 5:00. >> thanks, v.j. as part of our ongoing changing minds initiative, nbc 4 is highlighting new efforts in our area to deal with mental health issues. right now a panel of experts is meeting on capitol hill discussing how early intervention and treatment can help improve children's mental health. it's sponsored by children's national health systems and i was proud to spend a few hours earlier to emcee the event. for more stories on this very important topic, search changing minds on we are working several developing stories in our newsroom right now. it's been hidden behind scaffolding and construction equipment for more than two years but now things are changing on capitol hill. why the work to restore the capitol is being touted for more than just it's new coat of paint. and some
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recognition over at the white house. what they've been working on that could save lives. i'm mark segraves in the district where for the past two weeks private ambulances have been helping d.c. fire and ems to transport patients with nonlife threatening injuries and problems. we now know from data provided to us from the fire department just how well that new system is working, and the data reveal that is the private ambulances are only showing up on time about 75% of the time. not the 90% that they're required to by their contract. and in some cases they take as many as 30 minutes to show up. but as the chief tells us, it is doing the desired effect of giving his firefighters and pair med irics for time for
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you will hear from the chief about the hiccups in the system and how this will impact your safety. it was woman versus nature, but this grandmother wasn't going down without a fight. >> we expected to find you only a body, not alive. >> how she survived in the wilderness for more than a week and what it took to finally get help. it's called pickle ball, but don't let the name fool you. it is a workout and it's taken d.c. by storm. i'll have the story coming up.
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this is an amazing story. survival. a 72-year-old woman stranded in the remote mountains of arizona after her car broke down. >> she spent nine days alone with her dog relying on her witts wits to survive and her resourcefulness even surprised the folks who came to save here. >> all things considered, fabulously. >> reporter: she lost some weight and got a few scratches along the way. >> it has been a trek, a spiritual journey. >> reporter: ann rogers is just proud to call herself a survivor. >> as soon as my ford fusion broke down, the electric went down, i could do no further. >> reporter: looking back she said she would have stayed with her vehicle. but after staying one night, she tried climbing several ridge lines to get a stronger cell
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that was the beginning of nine days. >> i had a fire lighter with me. i had a nutella jar with me which became my water vessel. >> reporter: she survived on vegetation and pond water. >> i did cry. everywhere i looked there was nothing having to do with human tabtation. >> reporter: she passed time drawing and left messages. >> and i detached it from the rest of the ribs and drug it out on the sand to point toward my help sign. >> reporter: after nine days when she finally saw the air unit above -- >> that's what i was doing. >> reporter: words exchanged. >> thank god, thank god, thank god. we expected to find you only a body, not alive. >> reporter: she says this isn't the first time she's been lost -- >> first time in a helicopter in my life. yahoo! to finally, finally have human contact and see that
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overwhelming. what i feel like is a survivor. >> wow. >> she is, if nothing else. she was treated for dehydration. she's going to be just fine. >> good news. verizon workers walk off the job. scenes like this playing out across the east coast. i'm david culver live in maryfield. coming up, the very personal stories behind the strike. metro leaders come here to capitol hill and get in a heated exchange. i'm adam tuss. i'll tell you what was said, coming up. today in court, the name of the prince george's county officer who shot a fellow officer is revealed. i'm tracee wilkins live in upper marlboro. and we have a team of reporters working our top stories. good evening, i'm wendy rieger. . >> and i'm jim handly. at 5:00, verizon workers are
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protests continue through the day. but we begin with tonight's story in prince george's county. three brothers charged in a shooting outside of a police station. that shooting led to the death of an undercover officer and we learned today the name of the officer who shot him. tracee wilkins is in upper marlboro with more on this. tracee? >> reporter: the chief says as soon as his name was revealed in court he spoke with this officer and his wife. he says that the family is doing as well as can be expected. he says what the ford brothers did damaged not only the colson family by taking away their son forever but also the life of this officer who shot him. five-year veteran officer taylor krauss shot and killed fellow officer jacai colson during a gun battle in front of the district 3 police station. >> from the very beginning, officer krauss perceive what had turned out to be detective colson as a threat and was


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