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to try to explain to you what happened here. if this was the trooper's vehicle parked on the side of the road here on the beltway, a vehicle that police believe may have been a vehicle driving away from a hit and run accident slams into the back of his vehicle and then this vehicle is hit by another car slamming and hitting the trooper again. in fact, hitting him twice. because of this, his vehicle was crashed and he had to be extricated from the vehicle. let me show you what it's looking like right now on the beltway. it's still shut down at this point between 50 and the baltimore washington parkway. if you're coming off of 450, they are not going to allow you onto the beltway at this point because this accident is still under investigation. here is the latest information that we have on the trooper's condition and also possible charges for this driver. >> the trooper was taken by medevac, maryland state police medevac, to baltimore city
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trauma. the driver of the at-fault vehicle was taken to pgh. there will be charges here coming soon. we're going to consult with the state's attorney's office to make sure all charges are appropriate that we're going to pursue with. >> reporter: now, we asked if the driver striking vehicle was believed to be driving drunk, if there was some kind of dui involved here. at this point troopers could not confirm that but we understand he is being supervised by troopers at this point and as you just heard, they're going to look into the possibility of possible charges in this accident. now, this is a driver who, again, may have been fleeing from a hit and run accident up the road before striking this trooper and injuring him critically. now, this trooper has been a maryland state trooper since january of 2015. he has a brother who was also a maryland state trooper. we're told his colleagues and his family are by his bedside and he's recovering from this tragic accident.
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reporting live, i'm tracee wilkins, back to you all in the studio. >> thank you, tracee. as you can imagine, traffic is a mess along the beltway and in the surrounding area as a result of that crash. pat collins has been talking with drivers all afternoon. right now he's had a shopping center on annapolis road. pat? >> earlier, jim, it was a study in still life but some improvement now. take a look. we're at 450 and the beltway. you can see now moments ago they opened the outer loop here. the outer loop at 450 and the beltway. it had been shut down for nearly four hours since the accident occurred, but a few moments ago they opened it up. you can see the traffic is moving not at a speed limit pace but it's moving nonetheless. take a look at what it was like earlier. bumper to bumper traffic for miles and miles and miles. for many people there was just no way out.
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were caught up in it all. what was it like out there? >> terrible. the traffic was just -- came to a standstill. couldn't hardly move. you didn't know what lane to get into and you just had to be patient. >> it was horrendous. took us almost an hour to go five miles. >> police cars were whizzing by me on the fast lane and they were going fast, fast. it was at least ten cops passed me by. >> it was backed all the way up. couldn't get on it. i had to go all the way down to 450 and then come through 450 and come back down this way in order to get to work. >> reporter: you had to use the back roads. >> yes, sir. >> we had to get off. they diverted us off of the beltway. so came out here to wait. i have no -- i don't know how to get back home. >> reporter: now, fortunately, there are a number of restaurants here, so people could get off, get something to eat, and wait it all out.
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things are starting to slowly get back to normal. now back to you. >> pat collins. thanks, pat. once again, a maryland state trooper in critical condition after a serious wreck on the outer loop of the beltway. it happened at 450 and the beltway. and we are still seeing some delays, but as pat reported, the outer loop has been reopened between 450 and the baltimore washington parkway. if you have to go out this evening, you'll want to just take your time. at least the traffic is now moving again after the lanes have been reopened. looking at presidential politics now, they're calling it the battle in brooklyn. five days to go until the new york primary. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, less than three hours away now from a debate tonight. their showdown comes as the sanders' campaign is dealing with a new controversy. a supporter used some strong language that some people might find offensive.
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with more on all this. steve? >> reporter: jim, and hillary clinton has her own controversy to deal with tonight about verizon. we'll talk about that, but in this amazing, beautiful setting, the brooklyn navy yard on the east river, look at the lighting in this 100-year-old warehouse. in their clash tonight, bernie sanders and hillary clinton plan to emphasize their political differences, but there's also at the same time a huge difference in delegates. to catch her, he's got to win two delegates for every one she's already got starting with this state's primary on tuesday. democrat bernie sanders today in manhattan hit a favorite theme. >> billionaires who represent the wealthy and the powerful should not be about buying elections. >> reporter: to have a shot at the nomination, sanders needs a blowout win in tuesday's primary, but in brooklyn today, democrats are divided. >> i would say hillary clinton. honestly because i want her to
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states. >> reporter: sanders has a shot you think? >> absolutely. i think we have a recurrence of what happened with obama. >> reporter: sanders staged a huge rally last night but suffered a setback when supporter paul song referred to, quote, corporate democratic w r whores who are indebted to big pharma. at the debate in this hall tonight, clinton faces controversy after she supported striking verizon workers yesterday. the revelation today that she took $225,000 from verizon for a speech in 2013. republican donald trump looks poised for a huge win in his home state tuesday and got good news today. prosecutors saying trump's campaign manager, corey lewandowski, who trump defended, will not be prosecuted for grabbing a woman report. trump tonight, chief challenger john cruz, and john kas a
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plan to attend a republican fund-raiser in new york while sanders and clinton debate. clinton aides predict their clash tonight will not get personal but on the issue of verizon it could get nasty. live from the brooklyn navy yard, i'm steve handelsman, news4. pat? >> thank you, steve. we're following major developments in the long running federal probe against former d.c. mayor vincent gray. "the washington post" is now reporting that prosecutors ended their investigation of gray last year in part because of questions raised about the credibility of their key witness, jeffrey thompson. he's the one you see here walking with his back to the camera. the concerns reportedly focused on thompson's sexual partners. tom sherwood has been following this investigation. his report coming up in ten minutes. >> we have learned the name of a man whose body was found. osbaldo lemus bernal of
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arlington virginia was found yesterday morning. somebody called to report a backpack floating in the canal. investigators say at this point the death does not appear to be suspicious. the medical examiner though has not yet determined the cause of death. mayor muriel bowser says her plan to raise the minimum wage will be submitted to the d.c. council by the end of the week. she says it should be raised to $15 an hour to help lift people out of poverty and into the middle class. bowser says she wants to hit her target by the year 2020. the city's current minimum wage is 1050 sts $10.50 an hour. this increases to $11.50 in july. a major crash today on the new jersey turnpike. >> several army reservists were injured when their humvee overturned. at least one of the injured soldiers was trapped beneath the overturned humvee. a witness says several people at the scene tried to lift the vehicle before first responders arrived. state police say a m
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critical injuries. the reserve unit is based in new york. jason is where pretty much everybody would rather be tonight. he's at the verizon center. caps almost ready to drop the puck on these playoffs. jason, got to be an excitement down there, right? >> that's right, vance. it's not too late for you to come down here to watch your first playoff hockey game in person. i know everyone in this city is excited for the caps and flyers. we know these two organizations, these two teams do not like each other. we have been waiting for this night for quite some time, and it starts at 7:00. verizon center is going to be the place to be. capitals taking on the flyers. the excitement at a fever pitch with these two organizations and these two teams. again, game one should be a dandy. the caps won their second president's trophy in the
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nhl season record with 48 wins. braden holtby, he's been outstanding this year. everyone is ready to go for this caps game. >> my main job today is not get to ramped up, too overexcited. just trust our group, trust the way we've been playing hockey, and, you know, putting your best mental and physical effort game one and go from there. >> all the fun stuff starts now. so i'm excited and it's going to be a great series. >> it's about winning the shift to shift battle. i think you have to look at the series in small increments. our focus should be squarely on trying to win the first game. >> again, puck drops tonight at 7:00. they just opened the doors a few moments ago. you can see the fans starting to trickle in. should be a great game. everybody completely healthy for the capitals. jay beagle, t.j. oshie, they will be good to go for tonight's game one against the flyers. vance, pat, i will send it back to you in stio
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federal regulators think more takata air bags might need to be recalled, but the head of the national traffic safety administration suggests maybe not so fast. >> reporter: metro riders trapped underground for over an hour with no way to communicate. i'm adam tuss at the rosslyn station. i'll tell you what happened coming up. and we are staying on top of the traffic disruptions caused by a crash on the outer loop of the beltway. it left a state trooper in critical condition. how that is impactin
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right now metro service back to normal at the station where a train stopped working this afternoon. passengers had to walk off a train near the rosslyn station. they were stuck for more than an hour. >> some of them were on board and they were not happy with how metro handled the situation. news4's transportation reporter adam tuss is live now at the rosslyn station. quite a day. >> reporter: another tough ride for people, and quite a day is underestimating it for some people who were stuck on that train for over an hour. the train stopped about 100 feet from the rosslyn station platform, and it was one of nd new trains, the 7000 series rail cars. everybody was able it get off the train and there were no injuries. as
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is resuming normal operations right now. we're getting back to that normal ride here but that was a much different situation before what was happening when people were absolutely stuck underneath, and they actually had to walk rail car to rail car. metro tried to bring in what they call a rescue train to this situation and push this train out of the way and then they actually had to get another train and attach it to the front of the train and people were walking from rail car to rail car as they were going through the train and finally got to the platform. communication is always something to look out for in these incidents. one rider told us it was nonexistent. how long were you stuck for? >> an hour and 15 minutes. >> an hour and 15 minutes? holy cow. do you feel like their communication was good or poor? >> oh, it was nonexistent. you know, they never owned up to -- they never owned up to you really aren't going anywhere until they finally brought this other train
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>> reporter: and metro has taken that train, that new 7000 series train and put it in a yard right now. they're trying to figure out why it broke down, why there was a malfunction in the first place. we'll bring you any updates when we get them, guys. >> all right. adam tuss. thank you, adam. and they might need bigger signs at some metro stops. the metro committee approved longer names for two stations today. national mall would be added to the smithsonian station name and kennedy center to the foggy bottom/gwu metro station name. the district would pay for changes to the signs. it's now up to the full metro board to approve the changes. all signs must be finalized by the end of the month. former d.c. mayor vincent gray is making a political comeback but now his campaign for d.c. council seat is facing yet another hurdle. tomorrow federal prosecutors are expected to release some new information from that shadow campaign as it was called. the investigation that troubled gray while
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tom sherwood has our report. >> reporter: businessman jeffrey thompson pleaded guilty to being the mastermind behind a $650,000 shadow campaign that helped elect vince gray mayor in 2010. thompson in court in 2014 said gray knew about the shadow campaign and welcomed secret funds to defeat adrian fenty, but despite those thompson revelations, gray was never charged and the probe abruptly ended last december. gray has denied all wrongdoing and is running for a seat on the d.c. council now. sources directly involved in the investigate confirm to news4 that thompson's credibility as a witness was severely damaged last year. that's when the sources say gray's lawyer, robert bennett, warned prosecutors that thompson's private life included questionable sexual relations with a variety of men and possibly some under age. the u.s. attorney's office says it's not in a position to comment on
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earlier this week declined to comment to news4 on any aspect of the investigation. thompson couldn't be reached. "the washington post" today released its own lengthy story disclosing how the allegations about thompson, including possible money and gifts to hide sexual relationships, undermined thompson's credibility should he take the stand in a trial. earlier this week, bennett declined to comment to news4, but sources say bennett warned prosecutors thompson's personal life would be used against him if gray went to trial. campaigning for the ward 7 seat today, gray declined comment on the probe. >> as far as i'm concerned that investigation concerning me was closed on december 9th of 2015, and that's exactly where i leave it at this point. >> tomorrow there's plmore on t shadow campaign story. a federal court will unseal some documents that had been secret in the case. jim, it's unclear what the documents say but today's story
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certainly gotten people's attention. >> of course it has and i'm sure mr. gray as he said would just rather this finally all go away. >> jeffrey thompson is due to be in court to be sentenced on june 10th. that's four days before the d.c. primary where vince gray wants to go back on the d.c. council. >> thanks, tom. u.s. safety regulators say the massive air bag recall highlights problems with getting the word out to consumers. the head of the national highway traffic safety administration told congress that more resources are needed to help notify you of open vehicle recalls. and he said the air bag danger is more common with older cars. >> we're only seeing ruptures at 7 1/2 years, and that is with all the other risk factors involved as well. >> so far automakers have recalled more than 24 million u.s. vehicles to replace those faulty air bags. the national highwatr
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many people are either ignoring the recalls or just haven't heard about it. at the capitol today a new call for changes to the nation's gun safety laws. democratic lawmakers stood with parents who have lost children to gun violence and other reform advocates. >> the national rifle association has had a stranglehold over our government. it is time to make nra stand for not relevant anymore in american politics. >> they're calling on congress to repeal a law that protects gun manufacturers and dealers from liability when crimes have been committed with tir products. they also want to reinstate dedicated funding for gun violence research. at the centers for disease control, they are also calling for break ground checks on all gun sales. another busy day on capitol hill for the president's supreme court nominee. judge merrick garland met with ss
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today. two of the lawmakers are republicans and would not allow pictures of their meeting. nine republican senators have met so far with garland, but only two support having confirmation hearings. early voting now under way in maryland's primary. we'll go to the polls where many have already cast their ballots. and sunshine and clear skies today means mild temperatures during the day, but cold temperatures tonight. another frost advisory in effect. i'll see you back here in a minute with re on what this mo stronger is blasting her tumors... without risking her bones. it's training her good cells... to fight the bad guys. stronger is less pain...
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dude, it's getting better and better and better and better. keep them coming. >> every single day is getting better. that's exactly right. we have all this sunshine that brings nice warm temperatures but the clear skies allows for school nights. this is what you expect this time of year. it's also what you expect in late september/october. you know what kind of weather i'm talking about. we'll show you the parking lot that is 395. look at this. the cars just not moving as they're trying to get into the city. traffic has been a nightmare all afternoon. if you're expecting somebody to get home quickly, that's not going to happen. 61 degrees right now. winds out of the south-southeast at 8 miles an hour. everybody into the 60s. 63 in winchester. manassas at 64. the only exception closer to the
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58 over towards patuxent river. frost rise advisory is in effec. northern neck, no problem there, but if you live in northern virginia, you definitely have the chance of seeing frost early tomorrow morning, parts of maryland, the panhandle of west virginia all may see some frost. you may wake up tomorrow morning and may have to scrape that windshield just a little bit. but even after 7:00, by that time enough sunshine that the ice -- any frost will get out of here very quickly. on the radar, nothing to show. no rain, no snow to talk about. that's out of here. we're not seeing any of that even though we just saw some about five days ago. satellite and radar clear across the region, and look at this. i mean, look at the clear skies here. this is just beautiful. high pressure just to our north. that's why we're a little cooler than average, but that high is going to slide down to the south and that's why temperatures are going to continue to increase in the next couple days. tomorrow morning chilly, plenty of sunshine. highs upper 30s to low 40s. on saturday between 3:00 and
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off the bus, 65 degrees. a great day for that. tomorrow morning will be a little on the cool side. we have low to mid-30s for the most part into the suburbs. so adds up there. from d.c. to the south we're talking about the low 40s. tomorrow afternoon with more sun, we get back into the 60s, and we will be warmer tomorrow by a couple degrees. 66 in d.c. tomorrow. 68 down towards fredericksburg. leesburg coming in around 67, and frederick is looks like a temperature of 64. so once again a beautiful day. we'll call it a fantastic friday across our region. and this weekend looks good, too. sports activities perfect. if you have the kids practices or games, they're going to be good. last week many of them were canceled. not going to be the case this weekend. for the parade, especially the cherry blossom parade, that's going to be beautiful. if you're just getting around town, in matter what town you live in, maybe herndon, bethesda, or rockville, bowie, all looking really, really nice. so the next couple days as vance says continuing to get better.
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the sunglasses. 66 on frit, 72 on sunday, and better still next month 80 degrees. the only thing wrong with next monday, we go back to work. >> all righty. >> some of us will. >> are you off? >> i'm off. >> thanks a lot. >> thanks, doug. we are working to get more information about that accident on the beltway that shut down part of it for hours today and left a maryland state trooper in critical condition. we'll show you how the roads are looking right now. >> reporter: this is chris gordon. how paper ballots are creating problems for some early voters in maryland. ahea i'll tell you hod,w
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take control of your health at cigna dot com slash take control. i'm chris lawrence at the live desk where we know that serious wreck on the beltway injured a maryland state trooper. now we're starting to see some very slight improvement. tonight, that trooper has been identified, and he's said to be in critical condition in the shock trauma center. we're told he's been in the state police since last july doing road patrol for the college park barracks. he pulled off to the side of the road between 4350 and the bw parkway when another
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his cruiser. traffic near the crash site remains a mess. there are a couple lanes open along the outer loop but again it's slow going. you can see our traffic alert right there. taking a look at our first 4 traffic map, still delays in the inner and outer loops. investigators are looking into the possibility that the driver that initially hit the trooper may have been running away from another hit and run accident. at this point no one has been charged. back to you, vance. >> thanks, chris. the family of a man in maryland who passed away after he went missing, that family is suing the assisted living facility where the man lived. his name was lubin phipps. he disappeared during a picnic at the watkins regional park last fall, and tonight we've learned that the facility in whose care he was is in trouble with state investigators. our kristin wright is in upper marlboro tonight where police found the man's bodyer
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kristin? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. you know, people had hoped that somehow lubin phipps would be found safe and sound, but instead as you mentioned his body was found here at watkins park. now the assisted living home where he lived is answering a lot of questions. woodmore house assisted living is under the microscope of state investigators. they're monitoring we care adult services at the facility in upper marlboro and fined them $7,500 after a state investigation into the disappearance and death of lubin phipps. we have also learned phipps' family is suing. his daughter struggles with the loss daily. >> just that it just haunts me every day. >> reporter: named in the lawsuit, woodmore house, we care adult services, and quality connection transportation. the lawsuit claims neglect and wrongful death. employees at woodmore took phipps and other residents to watkins park in september. the
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was able to wander away. his body was found in the park three weeks hypothermia. >> every day i think about him suffering, being out there alone. >> reporter: woodmore house is also now under a state plan of correction related to a deadly assault at the facility in august right before lubin phipps was lost and died. >> he was certainly able to experience, unfortunately, pain and loneliness and anguish. this is a man who still had a lot of life left in him. >> reporter: we did reach out to woodmore house for comment, but they have not responded. the lawsuit seeks damages of over $75,000, pat. back to you. >> kristin wright. thank you, kristin. early voting is now under way in maryland, and we're told turnout has been good today, but some voters have run into some trouble. news4's chris gordon is live in silver spring right now with what you need to know to avoid
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chris? >> reporter: maryland elections officials ditched touch screens for early voting when they realized that there were so many candidates in some of these primary races that all of their names could not fit on a single screen. some of the candidates threatened legal action if they were put on screen two or three. so the decision was made to go back to paper ballots. for the most part early voting is running smoothly. electric touch screens have been replaced by old fashioned paper ballots where you darken an oval to vote. problems arise if you mistakenly darken the wrong one. >> because i did that, i had to darken every single dot on the paper and then cross out the paper and it just made me absolutely mad because this is a very antiquated system. we have gone back into the dark ages. >> reporter: we learned that voters who make a mistake have to void their entire ballot by darkening all the ovals
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doesn't accidentally get counted. >> if you have a problem with a ballot, if you make a wrong mark, you mark the wrong candidate, you just need to bring it to the attention of one of our election judges. they will issue you another ballot. >> reporter: in prince george's county there are eight early voting centers with a steady stream of people who want to make sure their vote counts. >> also going out of town next week so just wanted to make sure it's taken care of. >> reporter: in prince george's county congressman chris van hollen running for the u.s. senate campaigned with african-american women who support him. >> every one of these women is somebody who is out there working to change our community for the better. >> reporter: representative donna edwards, who is also seeking the u.s. senate seat, greeted morning metro riders. >> i want to bring jobs and opportunities, education that works for people no matter what zip code they live in, and i think that this is an opportunity for voters to make a choice for the future. >> reporter: now, if you're planning to vote early or by absentee bal,
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things you need to know. for example, how to find the nearest early voting center in each county throughout maryland. simply go to the nbc washington app, open it and search early voting. that's the latest live in montgomery county. back to you. >> thank you, chris. right now police in loudoun county say a man is alive after being shot. they are questioning a woman who they believe may have pulled the trigger. plans to build a mosque in culpeper county are on hold for now. muslim leaders will say what happened isn't fair, and they're not going away. and a cool night tonight. i'll take you hour by hour for your friday. plus, we'll talk about that weekend. temperatures going up big time.
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tonight some of the people who live in a particular northern virginia neighborhood are rattled by another shooting, the second one in recent
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>> this time police say a woman shot her boyfriend during an argument but as julie carey reports, after hours on the run, the woman is getting booked at the loudoun county jail. >> reporter: at the pembroke town homes, no outward sign of the violence that awakened neighbors. this woman's son translating the frightening moments. >> the man just -- he was nous screaming. >> reporter: the cliff's department says it was around 3:00 a.m. when 23-year-old emily king and her boyfriend argued. she reportedly turned a gun on him. king grew up in the complex and this woman who didn't want her face shown is stunned her younger neighbor is accused of such a violent act. >> she's a good girl. she's so polite. always say hi, play with my kids. ask how are you, how are you doing? i never heard anything bad about her. >> reporter: the shooting victim taken by ambulance to the hospital where he's expected to recover. the sheriff's department posted king's picture on socia
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lookout, but around noon prince william county police got a call about a woman who had been seen crying inside a tiny grocery store. then went out to her vehicle. when police arrived they found emily king and took her into custody. it's the second time in less than a year there's been gunfire in this town home community. in september gang members are accused of shooting and killing a 17-year-old on his way to the school bus stop. even before today's shooting, this woman had decided to move out. >> too much violence in a short period of time. it's concerning. i don't want to raise my kids where there are shootings happening. >> reporter: as for emily king, she's being held without bond at the loudoun county adult detention center. among the charges against her, aggravated malicious wounding. doesn't look like much now but it's supposed to be the future site of a mosque. i'm david culver in culpeper county. ahead, why a recent county board vote has local muslims coming up with new plans to build their islamic cente
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family and think say they'll kill them unless you wire money. would you take them seriously? would you hang up or call police? investigators tell the i-team families in the d.c. area are facing that very dilemma. >> you're adrenaline is rushing. it's a fight or flight scenario. you think your loved one is being held hostage and you're absolutely hamstrung. >> coming up tonight on news4 at 11:00, the i-team hears from local victims and shows you what to do if you get one of those calls. plans to build the first mosque in a northern virginia community are in limbo tonight. the board in culpeper county says the land doesn't meet certain requirements. muslim leaders aren't buying the argument. they call the board's decision discriminatory. they told northern virginia bureau reporter david culver how they plan to move forward with construction. >> reporter: reggie massey hadn't heard about the plans
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until we told him. >> i'm curious to see what kind of clientele they have. >> the muslim community just closed on the property. their vision, to build a mosque here. >> we will come for friday prayer and for children to study the religion. >> reporter: the group of 20 or so started gathering for prayers in 2011 using the train station. currently they're using this house next to a dealership but they want a proper space, one which is on hold for now. >> this is just a minor irritant in my view. i don't think it's a big obstacle. >> he's referring to a vote last week by culpeper county's board. they rejected the mosque application for a certain type of sewage system. we wanted to hear from the supervisors who voted against the mosque getting the permit. of the four who did so, only three got back to me. but an hour before he
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the board's vote reflected that the site didn't meet the requirements. the paper reported in the past 20 years the county has approved 18 of 19 similar applications, two of those for a christian church the paper reports. >> i take their word that there is nothing discriminatory. >> reporter: but mohammed is now pressing forward with lawyers to the federal level. >> and we just e-mailed and we got contact with the justice department. >> reporter: as for neighbor reggie, the one who will be living closest to the new mosque. >> doesn't bother me at all. i'm open to it. >> reporter: in culpeper county, virginia, david culver, news4. if you need a little pick me up right now, maybe something to go with your dinner, a little caffeine, you can get a cup for free. wawa is celebrating its 52nd anniversary with this promotion. the convenience store chain expects to give away more than 1.5 million cups of coffee. wawa launched a charitable foundation two years ago
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since then has made $22 million in contributions to fight hunger and to honor everyday heroes. you can find the wawa nearest you by going to the nbc washington app and searching wawa. >> there are not too many in the immediate area around the station but they are in the area to some degree. i have a suggestion. why don't you and i because of all this going on weatherwise just go do something as my friend says unnecessary. it's the kind of weather for you it, don't you think? >> i would love to do something unnecessary, something i want to do instead of something i have to do. i like that. glad you said that, vance. that is cool and i'm ready to do that and this weekend is going to be that weekend. you know, this is probably the first really nice weekend that we have to get out there and mow the lawn or get out there and do some yard work, but let's do something unnecessary. out there right now, out towards reston town center, a beautiful night tonight. if you're thinking about getting out there
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be great for a night out. temperatures are on the cool side for sure. cool for this time of year, but beautiful. 61 degrees, some sunshine. temperatures will be falling in through the 50s. this really is some beautiful, beautiful weather and it's going to last for quite some time. we are in a pattern. it's a blocking pattern and what that means is high pressure is just going to sit over us for days. 59 in college park. 61 out towards gaithersburg. 62 out towards dulles and reston. radar clear. we're not going to see any rain anytime soon but we will see some colder weather tonight and that means that frost advisory once again in effect. so gaithersburg over towards frederick, hagerstown, winchester, back towards bluebell, back towards leesburg, back towards the warrenton area, fairfax, manassas, all under that frost advisory. you may have to scrape that frost off your car just a little bit early tomorrow morning, but after about 7:00 with all the sunshine, won't have to worry about that. 42 degrees at that time. 57 by 11:00.
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this is how nice tomorrow will be. 65 degrees by 3:00. by 7:00 we're still around 60. pi bun dant sunshine and that sticks around. so wash the car. necessary. don't wash the car. don't wash the car unless you love it. unless you love warshing the ca. 70 degrees on your saturday. and again just look how things continue to increase as far as the quality of our days go. 72 on sunday. get out the shorts. all the games will be great. if you have kids' games, baseball or soccer, lacrosse, all looking good. we get to 80 on monday. we dip down to 68 on tuesday but then look, right back up to wednesday and thursday. nothing but sunshine. a few clouds on tuesday but other than that, lots of sun. >> and we're loving it. thanks, doug. coming up in sports. caps, flyers, ready to go. they're about to rock the red downtown. but first, here is lester holt with a look at what's
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> jason and carol are in the best place for any of us to be tonight. they're down at the verizon center. guys, i know that losing the first game would not, you know, be critical or all of that. wouldn't it be nice though to start this thing off with a win tonight and a big one? >> oh, yeah. they love that momentum, but they said they're not going to beat themselves up over losses this year and that's one of the big differences. they're not going to get too high or too low. it's going to be a long series. it's going to be a dogfight. game one against the flyers coming up in a bit. it's almost go time. >> it is almost go time. these two teams ready to play each other since this match-up was set. it should be a great series and a great game starting tonight. >> we do have an update for you. trge o
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yesterday, but he just warmed up and he looked absolutely fine. earlier today, the morning skate, it was an optional workout. about half the guys participated. a number of the top guys were out. they have all been waiting for this for such a long time. a lot of expectations on the capitals team and they're hoping to get off to a good start. after tying the nhl single season record with 48 wins, braden holtby is ready to go between the pipes. >> these two teams hate each other, we all know that. this series not going to be one for the weak of heart. the caps and flyers very familiar and no surprises, they are not fans. get ready for big checks, plenty of fights, and black eyes. physical play expected to be the name of the game for these two teams, and the capitals, well, they can't wait for it. >> going to make for a great series. it's going to be a lot of fun and the rivalry makes the building even louder and even -- the fans ev
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you're a player. >> it's a fun game to play in. emotions for sure. i think you have to keep your emotions in check. >> they're diehard flyers fans. they wear their heart on their sleeve. that's part of the fun of it. that's why playoff time is the best time of the year, and hopefully we can -- i mean, we don't want to be liked by them. hopefully we can keep it that way, that they hate our guts. >> so you can watch the game tonight. caps/flyers over on comcast sports net. 7:00 puck drop. busy day at verizon center not just for the capitals but also for the wizards. >> it was an expected move but it happened shortly after they wrapped up a win over the hawks last night. the team has fired randy wittman. he's been the wizards' head coach since 2012 leading the wizards to the playoffs the last two seasons but he fell short this year finishing 41-41. wittman said in a statement he
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expectations but they built a solid foundation. >> i spoke with the general manager earlier today about the decision to let wittman go. >> i think there was some high expectations internally and externally. a lot of people felt like we were a top four seed, and we did too, and we didn't reach our goals, and the players just weren't 1307nding to that area the way we wanted them to so we felt like at this time maybe they needed a different voice to listen to. >> elsewhere in the nba, historic night in the state of california. the warriors won their way into the history books capping off the greatest winning season in nba history. golden state's 73rd victory surpasses the '95-'96 chicago bulls. previous record is 72 and another nba milestone, steph curry smashing his own record with 402 three-pointers on the season. >> as the nba said hello to a new record, they say good-bye to a
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kobe bryant playing in his final game in a lakers' uniform ending a 20-year career in los angeles. five nba titles, but kobe might have saved his best for last scoring a season high 60 points against the utah jazz. he let it fly. 50 shots in this game, but, hey, it was his last night. >> meantime, nats also in action right now against the braves. did you see this? bryce harper with his grand moment chasing home run number 100. bases loaded bottom third against the braves and why not? a grand slam for bryce. his first career grand slam, it's home run number 100. gets it in a big way. nats go up 6-2 in the ninth. bryce harper making baseball really, really, really fun again. and you know what's fun? playoff hockey, and as jason said, they're going to probably measure this one in blood and stitches and we can't wait. >> going to be a great game. we're looking forward to it. wll
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>> thanks, guys. >> and we're looking forward to it. thanks, guys. that's our broadcast for now. "nightly news" coming up next. kathleen matthews: imagine paying 20% more
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