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into a light pole. >> for one reason or another, this school bus driver didn't see it or just misread the distance. >> reporter: fire officials say all of the injuries were minor, but those who were taken to the hospital complained of pains in their neck and back. a spokesperson for the prince george's county school district says the students who weren't hurt were taken back to school by another bus. even though fire officials say things could have been worse, they say anytime students are involved, the incident is always considered serious. >> it was enough to shake and rattle the bus, and that was enough to move some kids around on the bus and for us to come here and make sure everyone was okay. >> reporter: now, fire officials tell us that they had more than enough ems crews ready and available to respond to this crash earlier today, and that there wasn't a delay. we're told that all of those students and those two adults are expected to leave the hospital tonight, but at this hour it's still unclear as to
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crash into the pole. wendy? >> all right, meagan fitzgerald. the maryland state trooper who was hit in his cruiser on the beltway in prince george's county yesterday is still in the hospital. we're learning new details from a witness who says the driver of the mercedes was struck by another vehicle, and that caused him to drive erratically and thus hit the trooper. bureau chief tracee wilkins is live in college park to explain how this all happened. >> reporter: wendy, we have spent the day talking to people who were involved in this accident and witnesses who saw it. it's giving us a clearer idea of what happened. this tow truck driver showed us the damage done to his rig after he says a mercedes spun out of control after already striking a state trooper on the shoulder of the beltway yesterday. it all happened just after 2:00 p.m. on the outer loop near 450. police say trooper ezra ganeshananda was parked behind a disabled vehicle with a tow truck in front of it when a mercedes slammed into the back of the trooper.
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>> the only thing i heard is the impa impact. >> reporter: according to this witness, the mercedes spun hitting his truck as well. he spun and hit? >> yes. i was able to control the truck. >> reporter: the mercedes came to rest on the driver's side of the trooper's cruiser. drivers on the scene jumped into action. >> all of us came down and was trying to help the trooper, but we couldn't do anything with our bare hands. at least one state trooper, i don't know his name, that man did everything possible to the save the trooper. he was crying. >> reporter: two witnesses say this man got out of the mercedes. police have not confirmed that for us. state police identify the driver as prasad yadavalli of new jersey. >> he was in shock. he had head trauma. he was bleeding like crazy. >> reporter: this tow truck driver says the mercedes was rear ended and began driving erratically up the beltway before striking the trooper. >> that car was out of control. the car was just out of control. he was hitting everything. i think he just -- he was out
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it. the guy -- when the impact of the car, i think his neck, something, hit the steering column pretty hard. >> reporter: maryland troopers are talking with everyone involved trying to figure out exactly what happened here, but, again, these folks are helping to give us a clearer picture. coming up on news4 at 6:00, what this driver says the tow -- what this tow truck driver says the driver of the mercedes said as soon as he got out of the vehicle and what this tow truck driver did to help change this situation for that trooper. reporting live in college park, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thank you. right now a woman is in custody for a deadly stabbing in a d.c. neighborhood. danis hilliard attacked paul ivy around 1:30 this morning. the two were in a relationship. they were inside this home here in the 4000 block of livingston road southeast. officers removed a child from that house. that child was not hurt. hilliard is charged with second-degree murder. a federal court has released ney
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sealed court documents that all involve that criminal investigation of former vin sce gray's campaign for mayor. >> they shed new light on the wide ranging shadow campaign that helped elect gray. tom sherwood has hour story. >> reporter: former may jor vincent gray now running for a ward 7 council seat. today a federal court disclosed new information about that now closed investigation into gray's 2010 campaign for mayor. nearly 1,000 previously sealed court documents were released. most of them heavily redacted. they focus on results of warrants involving that $650,000 shadow campaign that helped elect gray mayor in 2010. it was a conspiracy to defraud the district, and it operated alongside gray's legitimate campaign. gray denies any wrongdoing in the case. he never was charged in the
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the heavily redacted pages offer new details on how businessman jeffrey thompson, who did plead guilty, financed the shadow campaign and how a group of operatives close to gray carried it out and how they tried to cover it up as prosecutors closed in. chuck fees, gray's campaign treasurer for his current race says the new disclosures won't affect the ward 7 campaign. >> the campaign has zero concern about any of these court proceedings, any of the content in the documents. i mean, it's clear. an independent u.s. attorney looked at this and said, vince gray was not involved. >> reporter: the shadow campaign investigation lasted nearly five years. thompson and six others close to gray pleaded guilty. the released documents show the extensive search of homes, offices, bank accounts, internet addresses, and campaign accounts. the documents are in addition to published reports thursday
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charge gray because of the personal sexual history involving thompson. thompson's attorney declined comment. thompson is due in court june 10th. he will be sentenced for his shadow campaign role and more information is expected to come out then, and jim and wendy, there are a couple people who will be going to court to get their sentence in the next couple months, so we'll get a drip of more documents and more documents for several months now. >> very interesting. tom, thanks so much. >> thanks. a lot of tourists at the capitol will have to visit another day after their stay was disrupted by protesters because 12 people were arrested after handcuffing themselves to the scaffolding inside the rotunda. and another 130 were arrested on the east front plaza. this is still part of that democracy spring protest. the group staging week-long demonstrations to protest campaign finance and money and politics on capitol hill. right now the presidential hopefuls are putting their energies into
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tuesday. news4's chris lawrence is in the newsroom with a look at what's at stake for both sides. hi, chris. >> hey, jim. a loss would be devastating to hillary clinton who served as new york senator for eight years but if she wins it will put even more distance between her and bernie sanders. now, the debate last night got rough as both democrats shouted over each other over the minimum wage. sanders questioned clinton's judgment on voting for the war in iraq. then he gave a speech on speech on economic morality at the vatican. clinton has been campaigning in east harlem today. >> residents are forced to live with mold, with leaking roofs, with broken elevators. that is not acceptable in new york or america. >> i believe that the pope has played a historic role i
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to create a new world economy and a new vision for the people of our planet. >> on the republican side, senator ted cruz told reporters e looking forward to, quote, beating whichever socialist wins the democratic nomination. cruz campaigned in binghamton and hopes to beat donald trump on his home turf in new york. the new york primary is tuesday, and depending how it shakes out, it could solidify the front-runners on both sides. jim? >> thank you, chris. well, we are wrapping up a beautiful week and heading into a delicious weekend, aren't we, doug? >> probably the best weekend we've seen in quite some time. it will be the best weekend of the year easily as temperatures get into the upper 60s, maybe even near 70. this morning though we woke up on a very cool note. 42 in the city, but only 30 degrees towards manassas. 32 in frederick. 36 in gaithersburg. that's why we had that frost advisory. tonight will be another cool night tonight. not quite as cool but ta a
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63 d.c. 65 in philly. 70s just back to the west and some of these warmer temperatures are going to try to eke their way our way as we move on through the next 24 hours or so. if you're heading out this evening, it's going to be a beautiful night. i told you fantastic friday. 61 degrees at 7:00. 55 degrees by 11:00. if you're getting dinner, maybe even dinner outdoors. a lot of patios starting to open up. i have the rest of the weekend forecast. i'll see new a minute. this is chris gordon in potomac. how students here are reacting to racial comments made by a fellow student that were caught on video. u.s. park police step up their efforts to get people to slow down on a scenic stretch of road. more coming up on news4. and a senior citizen sexually assaulted. we're going to find out who police say violated her at her home. newetails on dth
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greenbelt politicice are interviewing a man they say is a person of interest in a sexual assault. a man approached a woman near the mall. he followed her to a nearby neighborhood and pulled a knife, threatened her, pulled her
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her. police say they took someone in custody this afternoon without incident but no word yet on any charges. bulles school in potomac, maryland, a dealing with a controversial video of one of its students. the senior can be heard making racially charged statements. chris gordon has been speaking with other students and the head of the stool skood. he joins us live from the school with the story reported first on news4. >> reporter: now, it's important to start by saying we do not know what happened before or after this video. within the past hour, a family member of the student in the video called me to say this is the context. the student, he says, had been studying civil war racism and was quoting what he called the horrible language in the movie "django unchained" when the video was taken. news4 is not identifying by name the student in the video clip as we begin
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>> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. i'll get my dogs to beat your [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the student was dismissed from bullis but has the right to appeal for reinstatement. it divided the community raising questions about racism. >> i was disappointed for what was said, disappointed for the situation. my colleague was put in. i feel bad for what had to happen or this past that has been changed for him. >> reporter: here on the bullis campus, there was a protest thursday night. another protest was scheduled today but it was canceled. instead, the school called 18 top student leaders together, including these seniors, for an hour-long meeting to discuss a plan of action. >> well, obviously what happened was pretty awful, but i think the worst
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all the students started -- i mean, weren't really fighting each other but that division that happened was really sad because i have been here for four years, and bullis has always been super caring. >> it's an unfortunate incident, and now it's -- we're trying to bring the community back. >> reporter: dr. gerald borman, the head of the school, tells me the students will bring about change. >> they're developing focus groups, opportunities for students to express themselves. this is a situation that has been hurtful. >> reporter: now, the student video was posted on twitter, and ahead on news4 at 6:00, we'll show you the social media reaction to this racially charged incident here at bullis. we're reporting live tonight from potomac. back to you. >> chris gordon.
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a muslim family in maryland is demanding an apology from southwest airlines. hakeem was flying from reagan national to seattle wednesday. her husband says she was removed from a connecting flight in chicago without explanation after another passenger agreed to switch seats. southwest does not assign seats. the council on american-islamic relations is now involved. the group said the woman's husband believes she taken off the plane because she's muslim and was wearing a hijab. >> eventually the flight attendant told her she had to leave the plane, she had to be removed -- get off the plane. at this point the client became upset. she started crying. >> legal action is being considered. we reached out to southwest and the company said its employees followed proper procedures in response to her interaction with another passenger. southwest says she was booked on a later flight. the company said it would not remove a passenger from a
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established procedures. there is growing concern tonight about this busy stretch of road in alexandria. residents say there are to many close calls when they try to cross it. speeding a big problem on the george washington memorial parkway at bellhaven road. >> reporter: you know, we're here at this stretch of the gw parkway also commonly referred to as the mt. vernon parkway. you see the space here, this is the intersection with bellhaven road. that's been treacherous for quite some time, and police say that the best way to keep it safe is to slow down, to slow traffic down. they'll be out here starting today to see that that happens. it's one of the most scenic drives in the area just outside of old town alexandria on the mt. vernon parkway, but it has some of the same features as on a less rural
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traffic, pedestrians, and that's when it gets clear that this is not that rural at all. >> you may not realize you have hundreds of people that live just you a this road, and they're asking you to please slow down. >> reporter: you can heed that request or one that comes with a bit more authority. >> that vehicle right here coming up in the right lane, traveling 43 miles an hour. >> reporter: expect to see u.s. park police stepping up their presence cracking down on speeders. it's an area that's gotten notorious. here it's gotten serious, really serious. >> here at bellhaven we've had one fatality within the past year but more often we see fender benders that involve injuries. >> there's usually a pretty long line. there are times you have pretty aggressive and jump out, and it's a little bit scary when you have -- for example i have a baby in the car. >> reporter: that kind of challenge for residents getting onto and off of the parkway whether on foot or by
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part of the reason for the enforcement. >> so really we see constant, you know, close calls at these intersections. >> reporter: unlike the urging of residents, the police pitch has monetary implications. >> the lowest fee you're going to pay on this is for ten miles per hour over the speed limit is $95. that's a $70 fine plus court costs. >> reporter: fines can top out at $300. >> i think it's a good idea. but i think it's ineffectual. >> reporter: so what does he and a few other people who live around here think will work? we'll have that coming up on news4 at 6:00. we're live in alexandria. derrick ward, news4. thank you. it's april 15th but if you haven't filed your taxes yet, not to worry. you have the weekend to figure it out. this year the deadline is monday, april 18th. it's all because tax day conflicts with another holiday in the district this year, emancipation day is usually marked on april 16th, but since the 16th falls on a saturday this year, d.c. government is
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today. marijuana for pain. many women swear by topical marijuana creams to relief aches and soreness. we're going to have a live report to find out if the science backs it up. plus, they're survivors. a husband and wife live to tell their story after a violent home invasion. find out what was the one thing they did that may have made all the diffe
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all right. some georgetown university med students are rocking the buzz cut and raising big bucks for a good cause today. it's a fund-raising effort forb. >> about 30 students shaved their heads this afternoon during an event at the school of medicine. some of the hair will become wigs for young cancer patients. the students raised by $29,000 for the foundation. >> good for them. >> love that. >> meanwhile, there's a razor just rusting away on a bathroom sink somewhere. >> what are we on day five? >> it's day four right now. growing it out. growing it out. trying to -- adam tuss and i in a little bit of a competition here trying to raise money just like they did for st. baldrick's for wounded veterans and the
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capitals. we're rocking the red. go to my facebook page. you can find the details. i'm about to post it again across the area. but this is growing until the caps lose. so we'll see how that goes. let's take a look and show you what happens outside today. plenty of sunshine. a lot of you have been like you can't grow the beard when we're talking warmer temperatures. yeah, i know, but got to do it. temperatures right now, 63 degrees. winds out of the east at 5 miles an hour. plenty of sunshine. everybody on the nice side. 64 frederick. 63 in lorton. clinton, maryland, at 61. down towards dunkirk, annapolis, all looking good around the 60-degree mark. we will stay clear for the next couple days, and this is why. i have been talking about high pressure for the last few days. you can see we're clear here. take a look at what high pressure does though. the high is right here. so all the cloud cover, look at the clouds going way away and around this area of high pressure. you can see that i-
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flow. that's what that is. you've got a ridge of high pressure aloft and what that does is takes all the clouds to the north and brings them back down to our east. so we are in the perfect position right now. temperatures right around average or just a little below tonight. they'll go above tomorrow. tomorrow morning we'll be on the cool side. this area of high pressure also allows any heat we get during the day to radiate right back into the atmosphere. that makes things cool in the mornings and that will be the case tomorrow. 35 gaithersburg. 35 in manassas. but not quite as cool as it was last night. now this weekend sports activities, you got kids' games. i have one soccer game tomorrow at 9:30, baseball practice at 11:00, and then a baseball game at 3:00 -- i got to check my schedule again because i have one baseball game, my son's game on sunday. parades, beautiful. cherry blossom parade parade going on. around town, just great. green, green, and green. green all weekend long. the best weekend we have seen in quite some time. high temperatures tomorrow, 73 in gaithersburg. 71 in leesburg. 72 back trd
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a little cooler once again along the water, in the low to mid-60s, but still quite nice even there. next couple days, well, we're going to go up even more. how about a high temperature on sunday of 72. remember last sunday i was telling you if you're going to the kids' games bring the blankets, bring the coats. even had snow. not the case this week. we are beautiful. look at monday. a high temperature of 80 degrees. 80 degrees. we are wendy rieger beautiful. >> how nice was that? >> a birthday surprise. >> i'll have to stop criticizing his beard now. some maryland college students will have to pay even more to go to school. plus this -- >> reporter: in fairfax county where police have made an arrest in the sexual assault of a 77-year-old woman in her own home. turns out this man was a county employee.
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. and thanks for staying with us on news4 now at 5:30. i'm jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. a big break in the search for a man who sexually assaulted a 77-year-old woman in her home in fairfax county. police arrested a county employee for this crime. news4's kristin wright is live in centreville where the attack happened. kristin? >> reporter: well, you now what? a lot of people at forest glen didn't want to talk about the sexual assault because is
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just that awful, but they did want to listen and hear about this arrest. malcolm hall is charged with sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman. hall worked part time for the fairfax county park authority. he was a custodian at cub run rec center in chantilly. police arrested him when he got to work thursday, and he was fired pending the investigation into an awful crime. a crime that has people in forest glen at sully station in centreville upset. >> i didn't know that. i'm so sorry for that. >> reporter: it's a community for seniors and the disabled. police say hall walked right into the woman's home. the door was unlocked. this woman's elderly parents and special needs daughter lives here. >> it scares me. especially my daughter is handicapped. that's why i'm concerned. >> reporter: police say hall chose his victim at random. people here tell us they got a flyer warning them to be careful.
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don't open the door to people, strangers. >> reporter: investigators will only say they received new information leading them to malcolm hall. >> basically this came down to good old-fashioned police work and they followed up on the leads. >> reporter: there's still an uneasy feeling. >> there are still people out there who are -- have the same mind like that, you know. just be careful and vigilant. >> reporter: malcolm hall worked other jobs with fairfax county. jim, coming up tonight at 6:00, we'll talk more about the suspect's past. back to you. >> we'll see you then. kristin, thanks so much. some important rulings today in the capital murder case against the man accused of killing his wife and a prince william county police officer. two other officers survived their gunshot wounds. attorneys for ronald hamilton asked for the medical records of the officers who were shot. the judge ruled the defense can have access to those records but personal information will be red
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under seal. a protective order will also prevent any release of the medical information. defense attorneys dropped their request to get the 911 calls and other police communications, and hamilton will be allowed to wear civilian clothing instead of a jail jumpsuit at his upcoming preliminary hearing. the army staff sergeant will not be permitted to wear his military uniform. it's been five years since that east coast earthquake damaged the national cathedral, but that repair scaffolding isn't going anywhere anytime soon. the second phase is starting this morning. cranes are lifting new pinnacles to rest atop the cathedral's towers. those pinnacles are intricate hand carved, so this process to make sure they stay intact will be painstaking. it could take another decade before these repairs are completed. a $140 million hotel is coming to college park right by the university of
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today it reached a construction milestone. school and county leaders took a tour of the site here on baltimore avenue and celebrated the completion of the roof. the hotel is part of an ongoing initiative to enhance the business district around campus. it's set to open in the spring of 2017. >> but tuition is going to go up for students at the university of maryland. the board of regents approved a 2% tuition hike for in-state students. out of state students will pay 3% more. governor larry hogan included this hike in his budget. the regents say it will bring $20 million to the university. >> i feel like i'm paying a lot already. i don't need a 2% increase. >> a lot of us were kind of used to it at this point. you have all this construction over here. obviously that does cost something, but i mean in the end it's from our pockets. it's just something we have to deal with, unfortunately. >> this is the smallest annual increase since university of maryland's tuition freeze was lifted in 2010.
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i'm carol maloney. in their first game on their quest for the cup, the caps got exactly what they were expecting, a physical philadelphia team. while they took their shots in the 2-0 win, they say their approach won't change. finding the line between tough and too rough. >> as the series goes on, it will settle down. i don't think it will escalate. i think we understand that we've got to play a disciplined game. we don't want to overreact to things, and if for some guys a little bit of a learning experience for a couple of our guys. so all that being said, you know, they have a game under their belts and we'll stay disciplined and keep going forward. >> the physicality is still going to be there, and it's going to be there. playoffs you don't get -- you can't take it personal if guys are finishing your top players. you have to expect them to play through it and
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>> reporter: game two of the seven-game series faces off at 7:00 p.m. on saturday night. from verizon center, carol maloney, news4 sports. pot for pain. >> could be as easy as putting on lotion. find out why some women are taking a new interest in this medical marijuana. we have a live report for you next. and a ballroom dancer who twirled across the finish line of the boston marathon is going to give it one last spin. after the bombing, she has new motivation to cross that finish line. >> it's very difficult, and there are days when i get
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donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election? two entrepreneurs have some up with a new niche in the medical marijuana market. they're getting a lot of positive feedback on this. >> topical marijuana is also becoming a lucrative business. you apply it onto your skin and folks are reporting positive results for a whole slew of ailments. >> for everything from epilepsy to broad spectrum pain relief, arthritis, ms, ptsd. >> well, nbc's morgan raf effort is worki is working on the story for "nbc nightly news." w >> we're talking about top cal marijuana. you put it on your skin throug
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gels and lotions and this is the latest trend among women who say it helps them with their period cramps and also helps them with headache and gnaw nausea but is it safe? i'll take you behind the scenes to a manufacturer where they turn this marijuana into gels and lotions that you can use and is sold over the counter in places like colorado but also i'm going to take you to the dispensary to show you all the products that they have. this is a very fast-growing market. 5% of these sales are actually now going to topicals, but most interestingly it's twice as popular among women and also popular among baby boomers. jim, wendy. >> so morgan, how lucrative is this topical marijuana business and is demand on the rise? this is the first we've heard of it. >> it was also the first i have heard of it. certainly the first time i have ever seen it. going into these dispensaries and going into the manufacturing plants, when you get just a sense of the volume, in fact, jim,
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these patches, you can put them on your wrist or foot, a woman i spoke to who had endomee triosis said she put a patch on her foot and good to go for the next of the day. no cramps or nausea. when i was staring at a stack of patches, i was looking at $80,000 worth of merchandise to give you a sense of how lucrative this business is and how quickly it's growing. >> but you can't get high off of this at all. that component of the marijuana has been taken out? >> so, wendy, the manufacturers say you can't get high off of it. the thc that is the component within marijuana that gets you high, it's very limited, but some doctors say they're not really sure that the science is backing up the benefits. some doctors, at least the ones i spoke to, said it actually when you put it on the skin, they're not sure, studies haven't shown it can actually seep deep enough into the skin to make a real difference, but, again, when i spoke to spem like one woman who you will meet tonight who was an ultra marathon runner, e
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100 miles in each of her races and she says it's exactly what she does and she gets massages with it and she swears by it. >> thanks so much. good information. morgan radford will join us tonight on "nbc nightly news" with much more on this story. well, science leaders from all over the country are coming to washington to the convention center this weekend. we sat down with one of the smartest scientific minds at the white house is helping to inspire young kids. we caught the fever today and it just gets worse over the next couple days. i'm tracking temperatures for you. what you can expect this weekend and beyond.
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i sat there thinking, i have been married a month and my husband is going to die right in front of my face. that's exactly what i thought. >> a home invasion where the victi victims fought back. they had only been married for months when their terrifying ordeal played out in their stafford county home. today they received the survivors' award. their actions that night stopped a crime spree that could have headed toward murder. >> i sat there thinking i have been married a month and my husband is going to die right in front of my face. >> reporter: christy and jimmy newman married for exactly one month when the doorbell rang in the middle of the night. three young men armed with a club and knives attacked. christy was upstairs in bed. >> and i heardhi
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know, like him hitting the ball and then i heard, chris, run from my husband. >> reporter: she didn't have the chance. the intruders marched her husband upstairs. when they threatened to tie the couple up, they volunteered instead to stay in the closet. this is what the bedroom looked like after it was ransacked. this photo shows the injuries to christy's face. >> they kept saying if you don't do what we want, we will kill her. they were saying that to my husband. and every time my husband spoke, they beat him. i mean, he was beaten unmercifully. >> reporter: it was later when the attackers took the couple down to the kitchen that jimmy newman made his move. two suspects had briefly left the room. the third implied they might burn the couple next. >> at that point he decided we're getting out. i grabbed his hand and he ran to the knife rack in the kitchen and grabbed a knife. >> reporter: her glasses knocked off long before, christy could only see a
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between jimmy and the isn't. it ended when one of the intruders was stabbed. they escaped. >> we started tearing down the street. >> 18-year-old terry welch and two 16-year-olds were arrested and charged. two of the suspects tied to other home invasions. the newmans left stafford not long after the incident, a move they'd already planned. this week christy returned to accept the second annual molly gill survivors' award. the important lesson she's learned from becoming a survivor. julie carey, news4. here at the live desk, we're learning police may have cracked a murder case from three years ago. they made an arrest in prince george's county taking a man into custody. he's from takoma park and has been charged with killing a man in landover. investigators think they got into a fight around thanksgiving 2013, but detectives say it doesn't appear they knew each other.
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and second-degree murder and he's being held without bond. we have a beautiful weekend ahead. >> yeah, we do. >> it's going to be the kind of weekend where, you know, there's not much that's going to keep you confined inside. you're going to be like i have got to get outside. >> good weekend to celebrate a birthday. >> will you please? >> we won't be here. she won't be with us. so in advance. >> you can send me flowers. i'll leave you the address. >> well, you couldn't ask for any better weather for any parties going on outdoors this weekend. we'll take a look at an hourly forecast. we start first with a look at our overnight. early tomorrow morning, you know, we've had those frost advisories but for tomorrow morning, not looking at that. our temperatures though will be dropping down to about the mid-30s around mt. airy. look at the 40s from d.c. down toward laplata and stafford as well. we'll be starting out in the 30s and 40s but warming very quickly tomorrow. we
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around 65 degrees. a little warmer tomorrow. by 3:00, again, look at the sunshine across the board for tomorrow. 70 degrees in a lot of neighborhoods and with the higher overnight temperatures as well as during the afternoon, that means the pollen count will continue to climb. the 24-hour count is high for trees. in fact, we're hitting a peak stride here with the tree pollen right now. for tomorrow that is your high temperatures. low to mid-70s, really that pocket around luray, culpeper, stafford. mid-60s to around 70 north and east of d.c. but still sunny with improving conditions for the second half of the weekend. i think we'll get up to around 72, maybe even 75 degrees. but warming very fast from 40s to the 50s at 9:00 a.m. 60s by lunchtime right into the 70s. great weekend for taking in all the festivals. we've posted them on our nbc washington app. so make sure you download it. you have the bay bridge boat show going on. wanted to mention that.
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right near the water, 66 degrees on sunday. some folks are asking well, where are the water temperatures right now. crab season started april 1st. those water temperatures in the low to mid-50s for the bay. out at the ocean, low 50s for ocean city. still a little chilly, of course, for us, but at least we're starting to see crab season take off. 80 on monday. that's the next change really that you're going to notice is the warmth, and there will be a few days next week where i think we'll get up to 80 degrees. the weekend, 70s. your 80 on monday. another 80 degree temperature coming on thursday of next week and possibly even friday. we've colonel ecooled to down t upper 70s and that's your next best chance of seeing any rain. it will be the longest stretch of back-to-back nice sunshiny and comfortable days since probably late last fall. the other thing is when we get that rain toward the end of next week, next week this time, there might even, guys, be just a little humidity coming
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>> enjoy the weekend. >> thanks. this weekend some of the smartest scientific minds in the country will converge on the washington convention center. it's for the usa science and engineering festival. the goal, to inspire the next generation of problem-solvers. we want to this week's white house science fair to talk to the president's chief technology officer about exposing all students to s.t.e.m. >> reporter: from the practical. >> it works with the same technology as the refrigerator in your home and it uses no ice and no electricity and it stores and transports the vaccines at the same time to the remote locations. >> reporter: to the sublime. >> we built a spacecraft and we launched it to 78,000 feet. it's powered by a weather balloon filled with helium. >> reporter: these young scientists who showcase their projects at the white house science fair share a common thread. the desire to make a difference. >> i want to help people live longer and healthier lives. >> reporter: the president began hosting the science fair six years ago to celebrate
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and to highlight the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, s.t.e.m. this was the last science fair of his administration. his chief technology officer is megan smith. >> curing cancer, working on climate change, helping your neighbor. you know, working with data science for social justice. we really need the kids, all the people, to understand that they can use these super hero powers, the s.t.e.m. powers, to solve some of the greatest challenges in our world. >> reporter: smith says s.t.e.m. initiatives will not end with the science fair. the white house is working to expand computer science in the classroom by teaching coding to all students from kindergarten to 12th grade. she believes exposing children to s.t.e.m. even at the preschool level can build confidence. >> learning about the planet, learning about your shadow. the things you can do in a hands-on way so kids can understand the context. >> reporter: smith is one of t
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science and technology. she says there needs to be a culture shift to encourage more girls to explore all subjects and having role models is a big help. >> it's very important that i serve as an inspiration for people like me to pursue what they want and not feel limited. >> we really are extraordinary when we tap all the talent of your country and we empowered it and go. >> reporter: smith also points to a lost history of women in s.t.e.m. women such as katherine johnson who received the presidential medal of freedom last year. she is african-american and was born two years before women won the right to vote. >> this is the elite mathematician who calculated the trajectories for the apollo mission for john glen, for allen shepherd. >> reporter: in the future smith says expect to see more women like johnson leading the charge in s.t.e.m. just listen to the remarkable
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hope to make their own history some day. >> there are some famous women, but you know the men better, right? science and that stuff isn't just for boys. like girls can do everything just as well and maybe even better. >> reporter: news4, washington. >> the science and engineering festival run this is saturday from 10:00 to 6:00 and sunday from 10:00 to 4:00. there will be more than 3,000 hands-on activities for the whole family at the convention center. a ballroom dancer is hitting the pavement. she's taking on the boston marathon. find out who this bombing survivor is relying on to help her cross that finish line. and 911 dispatchers, this week is about acknowledging the work they do to keep you safe. david culver spent the day getting to know some dispatchers in prince william county and he met one that recently dispatched emergency crews in the tragic shooting of those three
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a wreath laying and a moment of silence in boston today. the marathon bombings killed two people and injured more than 260 others. this year's marathon is on monday. security will be intense. thousands of police officers and surveillance cameras keeping a close eye on the 26.2-mile route. and one of those injured in that bombing three years ago will be
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monday. >> adrian haslett davis is a ballroom dancer. she lost a leg in the attack and wasn't sure she would ever dance again. >> this marathon will be a big step in her journey toward healing. she's also on a mission to say thank you. >> reporter: to say adrienne haslett davis has come a long way is about to be an incredible understatement. she will deal with the elements and fatigue. like few others, she will go the distance on this blade battling some hip pain and some painful memories. >> it's very difficult, and there are days when i just get discouraged but then i think i'm lucky to be running at all. >> reporter: she lost part of her left leg in the terror attacks at the marathon in 2013. despite the unimaginable hardship that followed, she danced publicly a year later. and again last year this time
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now, a new dance, the woman who had never run more than a few blocks before this year will effort the 26.2 daunting miles of the boston marathon and once again she'll look to the city that helped her heal to help her through. >> i'm counting on the crowd just like everyone is to push through, but i know boston. that's a given. the crowd is amazing. >> reporter: once she conquers the course, she already knows the finish line will be an emotional encounter. >> i know i'll be crying, hoping that i have enough hydration to cry and run at the same time and i'll be thinking about the lives lost and those that were injured and, you know, just celebrating everyone who is out on that course. >> reporter: for adrianne running the route is to way to say thank you to the first responders, to the doctors, and to the city to whom she is eternally grateful. >> i love boston. it's in my blood, everything that i have dreamt a
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mowlaire, nbc news. >> haslet-davis is not just running for herself. >> she will run to support limbs for life based in oklahoma. at 6:00, the campaigns are all focused on the empire state. we're looking ahead to a presidential primary that could reshape races on both sides of the aisle. new concerns about a busy stretch of road used by thousands of people every day. what police are doing to get drivers to slow down. >> reporter: i'm meagan fitzgerald in the parking lot of rfk stadium where earlier today a school bus drivers crashed into a pole causing 22 students to be rushed to the hospital. we start with new details from that crash on the beltway in prince george's county that crippled yesterday's evening commute. the accident injured a maryland state trooper and tonight he's
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>> and we are learning new details about the driver of the mercedes that started the chain of events leading to the crash. bureau chief tracee wilkins talked to a witness today about what the mercedes driver said after it all happened. tra tracee? >> we've talked with witnesses and we've also talked with people who were actually involved in this crash. one of the witnesses is a hero. maryland state trooper ezra ganeshananda is in critical condition after his accident on the beltway yesterday. this tow truck drafer saiver sa saw everything leading up to the crash. >> when i went to the helicopter, i was praying for him. >> reporter: he says the mercedes was hit by another vehicle from behind when it started driving erratically. >> he was out of it. the guy, when he -- when the impact of the car, i think his neck, something, hit the steering column pretty hard. >> reporter: he says after striking the trooper, the driver quickly got


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