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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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are you fine? he's waking up. he's like somebody hit me from the back. i told him, yeah, i know. >> reporter: herrera said soon he learned the trooper was trapped. >> i tumpd his shoulder. i'm like officer, are you okay? are you awake? i didn't get no response. and i just got on his walkie-talkie and i just said trooper down on 495. >> caller: he backed his tow truck up and moved the mercedes out of the way. 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. >> when he stepped out of the car, i seen him just walking around his car, you know, and everybody else was trying to get the police, the trooper out of the car. >> reporter: this tow truck driver says his rig was also struck by the mercedes after it hit the trooper. he says everyone quickly sprang into action. >> all of
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trying to help the trooper, but we couldn't do anything with our bare hands. >> reporter: a lot of people out there did a lot to help to get this trooper out of that vehicle and into the hospital where, again, he is now in critical condition. yesterday maryland state troopers were talking about charges for this driver. he is still in the hospital recovering and no word on charges yet. they are still working to investigate and talk with everyone who saw what happened there. reporting live in college park, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> a lot of folks will be praying that he recovers. the democratic candidates seem mild apart after a heated presidential debate that may end up being their last. four days before the critical new york primary, bernie sanders went to rome, and now hillary clinton is headed for hollywood. meanwhile, republican front-runner donald trump hoping to clean up on his home turf. brian mooar is live with the
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latest. hey, braian. >> clinton and trump don't have a lot in common but both are banking on big wins in new york. it was only a game of dominos, but hillary clinton will take any win she can get in new york, the state that could help cinch her nomination hopes next tuesday. >> residents are forced to live with mold, with leaking roofs, with broken elevators. >> reporter: a day after sharing the concerns of seniors in east harlem, she will be in los angeles where george and amal clooney and some big money donors are helping to fill her campaign war chest. this potentially lylyl pivotal , bernie sanders wasn't in the empire state, he was at the cat va vatican. >> i know it's taking me away from the campaign trail for a day. it was so moving to me it was something i ju s
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>> reporter: momentum is everything right now, especially for republican ted cruz. >> and at this point we've won 11 elections in a row, so i could not be more encouraged. >> reporter: though he fell flat with gop big wigs at a fund-raising dinner in manhattan. he and john kasich are looking to new york republicans for a lifeline next tuesday. donald trump is hoping a big win on home turf will keep him ahead in the race for delegates. new york will not end either nominating race but might well dramatically rewrite the narrative. pat? >> brian mooar, thank you. tonight a d.c. woman is charged with murdering a man inside a home. police say donna hilliard stabbed paul ivy at 1:30 on livingston road. the two were involved in a relationship. police removed a child from the home. the child was not injured. people touring the rotunda had their visit to the capitol cut short today. police had to
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rotunda when a small but raucous group of protesters handcuffed themselves to the indoor scaffolding. they're part of democracy spring, a group that's been staging protests all week on the hill. police arrested 13 demonstrators and charged them with trespassing and since the protest started on monday, hundreds of others have been detained. the group wants congress to reform the campaign finance system. to developments on the school bus crash we've been covering all afternoon. news4's meagan fitzgerald is live at rfk with the update on the students and the adults who were injured. meagan? >> reporter: exactly. pat, d.c. fire officials are telling us that the 22 kids and the 2 adults that were taken to the hospital are expected to be okay, but we're now learning that that bus driver who crashed into that pole behind us was one of two adults taken away in an ambulance. d.c. fire officials
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it an unusual crash. >> it was enough to shake and rattle the bus and that was enough to move some kids around in the house and for us to come here and make sure everyone was okay. >> reporter: the driver of this prince george's school bus carrying woodbridge elementary school students somehow crashed into a pole. that resulted in 22 students and 2 adults being carried away on stretchers and transported to the hospital. >> this happened at the time of the day when our partnership with amr had us -- the resources on the street that were available. in fact, we had some amr and d.c. fire ambulances come here that didn't even require a transport. so because of the nature of the day and because our partnership with amr, we were fully staffed and everybody was up and running and there was no delay. >> reporter: patients complained of neck and back pain, but despite what was a scary incident for many, first responders say everyone is expected to be
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transported to the hospital is expected to be released tonight, but at this point it's still unclear as to if police will be ticketing that driver. chris? >> thank you, meagan. belgium's transport minister has resigned under fire three weeks since the terror attacks in brussels. she stepped down after her deputy leaked a secret european union report. it was written a year ago and described the security lapses at the airport in detail. he says he tried to tighten security before the attacks and told belgian's state broadcast that she ignored the request. she resigned in protest earlier this week. on monday the supreme court hears oral arguments on president obama's executive actions on immigration. it offers a temporary shield to more than 4 million undocumented immigrants. texas and 25 other states are challenging the order. the program is on hold until the high court's casede
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the vacant seat on the court could make a difference if the justices reach a stalemate. if there's a 4-4 tie the case goes back to the lower court. looking at a beautiful day outside right now. plenty of sunshine, bright blue skies. i mean, it just does not get a whole lot better than this. it really doesn't. we've got this area of high pressure. that means starting off on a cool note. take a look at the low temperatures earlier this morning. we were down to 32 in frederick. 32 up towards the clinton, maryland, area. also 30 degrees in manassas. we started off quite cool but with all the sunshine temperatures have just blossomed into the 60s all across our area. notice ocean city, only 51. that's right along the water, but look back to the west. 70s and these are trying to inch our way as we move through the day tomorrow. now, this evening looking alt a pretty nice evening. getting dinner around 7:00? 61 degrees at that time. 9:00 around 58, and by 1
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a very nice night. you might need the jacket. coming up this weekend we're looking at gorgeous weather. we're going to hit 80. i'll show you when in the seven-day forecast. >> thanks, doug. well, this is the last weekend you'll be able to ride metro without worrying about track work causing delays. the transit agency suspended its rebuilding projects for five weekends but the work will resume next weekend. ridership can nearly double during cherry blossom season and the parade is this weekend. the word from the u.s. park police, they're cracking down on speeding on the mt. vernon parkway. we'll have details coming up on news4. if you are a procrastinator, you're in luck this year. you have an extra weekend to buckle down and file those tax returns. >> our news4 consumer team has some
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i think that it's hard to -- i don't think the event had the impact here that i think maybe they thought it could have at this point. what's interesting is so he jetted off to rome. she's jetting off to california for a fund-raiser. neither one of them are in new york today. we're calling it a critical primary, like, well, how critical is it? and actually i am starting to question that. i think a week ago bernie sanders wanted to make this a big-time primary. i think both cruz and kasich were hoping to show -- that trump would show weakness in new york and the fact of the matter is the two new yorkers that more call it home than anybody else in clinton and trump, it looks like they're going to win with a comfortable majority. >> they sure had a testy debate last night. who would you say won? >> they did, and i think status quo favors the front-runner. in many ways i give bernie sanders credit for realizing it was a do or die moment. he left it all out there. he threw everything at her because the only shot he has --
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up today and you told me bernie sanders is the democratic nominee, there would only be two things i would have assumed to have happened. one, he pulled an upset and beat her in new york and then it sort of changed the narrative or some outside force, maybe the e-mail investigation sort of caused her a problem. that's the only two paths for him. so losing new york and i think that's why he threw it all in there, if it goes to what we think, it's hard to see where the sanders' path goes from here. >> donald trump has called "the wall street journal" editorial board is bunch of dummies, called for them to be fired. i wake up this morning, he's got an op-ed in "the wall street journal." so what gives here? >> well, look, it's been a remarkable ten-day stretch for donald trump. think about where we were, the wednesday after wisconsin. boy, it looked like his campaign was reeling. this anti-trump movement looked like it had juice. ted cruz had won by double digits and there was questions, boy, maybe he can be kept under 50.
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brings in some new hands, the new team and the old team seem to be working together better than you think. donald trump is actually keeping the same message for three days in a row. the op-ed that you referred to is all about -- what's interesting here is they have a message that they want to send which is they believe that any attempt for somebody else to win this nomination is a -- is somehow a theft of trump and is somehow stealing the nomination from trump. i think this week he's laid that groundwork pretty well and it's put the rnc on the defensive, ted cruz on the defensive. it's been a remarkable turnaround for trump in nine days. >> he's turned around and he's looking for presidential. gee said he could do it like that. the thing is he can do a lot of things like that, and that's always been the long-term concern, why there's been so much trepidation about sort of going on -- getting on board the trump bandwagon. >> what do you have coming
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sunday? >> we're going to have both party chairs, reince priebus, debbie wasserman schultz. they're both perhaps preparing for contested conventions, and then the exclusive with the north carolina governor pat mccrory who has been in a firestorm, lgbt law there. so first national television interview and he will be in studio in d.c. >> sounds good. thank you, chuck. you will want to tune in not only this weekend but every sunday morning. chuck todd hosts "meet the press" at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. speeding has become a pretty big problem along a busy highway in alexandria. >> residents say it's putting their lives in danger when they try to cross it. we're talking about the stretch of the george washington memorial parkway near bellhaven road along the potomac river. derrick ward joins us live now from alexandria with a look at what police are doing to try to slow drivers down. derrick? >> reporter: that is the whole idea of it. now, we're here at bellhaven road. this is also known as the m
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of things going on here. folks trying to get off bellhaven heading north or south on the parkway and people coming off the parkway trying to get onto bellhaven as well, all with no light. only a stop sign. and people say, well, you add speed in there, it gets particularly dangerous. so u.s. park police announced today they are mounting an effort to try to make it a little bit safer. if you haven't taken a pleasurable ride along the mt. vernon parkway, you have missed one of the area's most scenic drives. it's best taken in at a safe speed though. posted speed. sound advice, especially now. >> you're going to see an enhanced presence on the south end of the george washington parkway and we'll be looking for people speeding. >> reporter: the posted limits vary from 35 to 45 miles an hour. >> usually we have people going 55 and sometimes 60. >> reporter: that's a problem because through here at the intersection of bellhaven road and mt. vernon parkway you're cutting through a residential area with people trying to get
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shores 69 potomac. >> right now we're going to cross to go to the parkway and go for a walk, but it also makes you nervous because there's no pedestrian crosswalks. >> reporter: it's a place where drivers and pedestrians have to take special care. it's unforgiving to those who don't. >> we see a lot of car crashes involving property damage, minor injuries, even a fatality last year. >> the black suv, 46 miles an hour. 654.1 feet. >> reporter: some in the area are happy to seethe enforcement area but put less faith in the overall effectiveness. david has had some close calls of his own. >> truly believe we need two traffic signals put in. >> reporter: but on a parkway that's not likely anytime soon. this is a more likely deterrent. ten miles over the speed limit can get you a $95 fine. >> and that can go up over $300 very quickly. >> reporter: but, again, that's only if you're driving very quickly. and police say
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goal is to get people to slow down. they don't really want to pull folks over. you got no shoulder on a lot of this parkway and, of course, with the move over law, that makes it a bit of a challenge for traffic all the way around. so they really hope that presence makts peopes people sl. live in alexandria, derrick ward, news4. i'm kristin wright in fairfax county where police have arrested a man in the sexual assault of a 77-year-old woman in her home. coming up tonight at 6:00, more on the suspect's past. it was a home invasion where victims being held at knife point fought back. now, four years later the couple is being honored. and, of course, i'm talking about nice warm temperatures coming up this weekend. look at the high temperatures today. 64 in d.c. we're at 66 degrees in leesburg. the warmest though, cumberland, maryland, at 70. that's a sign of thgs
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all week it's been warm during the day and then pretty darn frigid at night. you have to wonder are we finally through that cold nights? >> can we put the blarpg knkets or at least the heavy coats? >> the heavy coats i think. temperatures the next couple nights will still be cold.
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us to have clear skies. overnight lows, many areas below freezing. we do not have that tonight but it will still be chilly if you're heading out. take a look at this shot, national harbor toward the potomac, the capital wheel. a perfect place to be this weekend if you're thinking about heading down to national harbor because the views will be spectacular with abundant sunshine. you can see what's happening across our region. the jefferson memorial looking really good out there. 62 degrees, winds out of the east. that easterly wind right off the potomac helps to cool things right at the airport. that's why they're at 62 and that's why warrenton is at 65. 64 in frederick. 60 degrees along the water towards annapolis. tomorrow i think warmer still. nothing on the radar. we're going to be dry right through probably next friday, a very dry forecast here. weta
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high pressure the last few days and normally high pressure means abundant sunshine. what we're looking at here, watch what happens when i widen out. look at the clear skies from maine to richmond back towards chicago, and the high is sitting right here. what that high does is just blocks everything from moving our way. so you can see the clouds going up and over the area of high pressure, back down to our east and south. so we have that area of high pressure just sitting there. it is dominating. that means we will see cool nights, down to 43, 44 in d.c. 35 in gaithersburg. 35 in manassas. so another chilly morning, but not all that bad. if you've got activities tomorrow, they should be perfect. sports activities look good. parades, the cherry blossom parade, that looking great. nice and beautiful conditions this weekend. and anywhere around town, this will be just a great weekend. maybe head down towards the wharf, towards the water front, all looking nice. high temperatures tomorrow upper 60s to 70. 70 in d.c. 72 down towards
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around the fredericksburg region. now, temperatures continue to go up through the day on monday. so highs on sunday in the upper 60s to low 70s. monday upper 70s to around 80 degrees. then we see a cold front come through and it will knock us down upper 60s to around 70 again but the weather continues to stay on the nice side. we deserve this nice stretch, and it looks like it will last for a while. this is chris gordon at bullis school in potomac. how social media is reacting after a video is posted on twitter showing a student using racial slurs. and because of a holiday in the nation's capital, the filing deadline to submit your taxes is monday
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. we're catching you up on the day's big stories right now at 6:30. more than 20 prince george's county school children are in the hospital right now after their school bus slammed into a light pole in the parking lot at rfk stadium. they're all expected to be okay. candidates are gearing up for the new york primary. there's a lot at stake tuesday. hillary clinton hoping to pull away from bernie sanders while ted cruz and john kasich try to slow down donald trump. you can expect to see u.s. park police stepping up their
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cracking down on drivers who refuse to slow down. police are threatening fines of up to $300. read more on this right now on nbcwashington.com. now to a story you heard "first at 4": from montgomery county. a video shows a student at a prestigious private school making racially charged statements. new at 6:00, how people on social media are reacting to the controversy. chris gordon is live outside the bullis school in potomac. >> reporter: today i spoke with some students and the top administrator here at the bullis school. they are disturbed and disappointed by the language used in the video. now, news4 has decided not to identify the student in the video by name. >> [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the
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community. news4 doesn't know what happened before or after the video which was posted on twitter, but it prompted an outpouring of responses on social media like this one. this isn't the '60s. we shouldn't be scared to go to school. 'wul ea we all earned our spots at bullis. another tweet, what's happening at bullis right now is disgusting, disgusting, disgusting, disgusting. the student was dismissed but has the right to appeal for reinstatement. his family said he was quoting the, quote, horrible language in the movie "django unchained." the video has divided the bullis community raising questions about racism. >> when the video was released, i was pretty shocked and just seeing what was said. i think it was an unfortunate situation all around, especially for the community. >> reporter: today the school called 18 student leaders together for an hour-long meeting to discuss a plan
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years and it's just been so great to me, and it's unfortunate that it happened and -- but i think it's a good opportunity for the community to grow. >> reporter: dr. gerald borman, head of the school, tells me the students will bring about change here. >> one incident doesn't define who we are, and we're not a perfect school but we're working on our imperfections. >> reporter: students and parents are being invited to participate in focus groups and discussions to raise awareness about racism and those programs will begin here next week. that's the latest live in potomac. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you, chris. police arrest a fairfax county employee for allegedly sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman in her apartment. the crime shocked people in the centreville community. news4's kristin wright has been digging into the suspect's fipa. he's been fired. what have you been able to
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for fairfax county for four years until he was arrested not far from here where the assault happened. sex assault suspect malcolm hall worked for fairfax county for several years. he was a residential trash collector from 2012 to last september. then he got a job as a part-time custodian at cub run rec center in chantilly where he was arrested thursday night. a spokesperson for the park authority says hall has been fired pending the investigation. he's charged with sexually assaulting a 77-year-old woman at her home at forest glen at sully station in centreville last week. it's a community for seniors and people with disabilities. >> and i have my parents living here too. both my mom and my dad lives on the second floor. that's why i'm very scared. >> reporter: police say hall walked right into the woman's home. the door was unlocked. >> we were out there increased patrols and foot patrols. our detectives were out there
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>> reporter: hall chose his victim at random. people here tell us they got a flyer warning them to be kale. >> they say lock the door and 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: right now malcolm hall is in jail with no bond, and police tell us the woman who was assaulted spent some time in the hospital and right now she is trying her best to recover with her family. back to you. >> thank you. >> horrible crime. >> thank you, kristin. well, this is it. this is your last weekend to pull it all together and get those tax returns done. >> yeah. you have got until monday to file the returns, and news4 consumer reporter susan hogan is here with some last-minute tips to get you through april 18th. >> that's right. bottom line, there is no lack of tax help out there for you. the irs says help is literally at your fingertips.
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clock access to information. here are four last-minute tax tips to get you going. use the irs free file tool. you can prepare and e fail yoil federal taxes for free. pay your taxes online. electronic payments are a vent and safe way to pay your taxes. the irs direct pay tool is the fastest and easiest way to pay the tax you owe. use the online payment agreement. if you cannot pay all of your taxes in full, you can apply for an installment agreement. figure your withholding so next year filing your taxes is a little less painful. use the irs withholding calculator to avoid having too much or too little income tax withheld in your pay. we have all of this information for you right now including links to help you get through this. it's all in our nbc washington app. just search tax tips. thank you. two fairfax county lawyers accused of terrorizing a mclean,
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tried separately. andrew and alicia schmuhl are charged with abduction and malicious wounding for the 2014 attack on another lawyer and his wife. alicia had recently been fired from the victim's law firm. andrew's lawyers asked for separate trials when they learned his wife might use the defense that she's been a victim of years of spousal abuse and was programmed to do whatever her husband asked her to do. andrew will be tried first. that's next month. his wife's trial will come later in the summer. there's a lot going on this weekend, including the grand opening of reston's first and only nano brewery. the lake anne brew house opens tomorrow at the washington plaza. jason and melissa romano have been brewing their own beer for years and are ready to make it a career. >> we can ferment up to six beers at a time and we have the capacity to serve 12 beers at a time. we brew in small
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brew a different variety every time we brew, so we will eventually have up to 12 beers on tap. >> the names on the taps are not the names of the beer but were chosen by investor who contributed to a kickstarter campaign. still ahead, we talk to the dispatchers on call the night three police officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call in woodbridge. how would you react if three teenagers with knives came into your home and tied you up? we're going to introduce to you a northern virginia family who survived it. and just how long will this beautiful weather last? i've got the answer to that and all of life's questions. well, okay, just the answer to that. see you back here in a minute.
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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. a home invasion victim is being honored this week as a survivor and sharing some important lessons learned. >> christy newman and her husband were newlyweds when intruders broke into their home
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at knife point. >> northern virginia bureau chief julie carey has more on how they fought back and stopped a dangerous crime spree. >> i sat there thinking i have been married a month and my husband is going to die right in front of my face. >> reporter: it was june 9th, 2012, when the doorbell at christy and jimmy newman's home rang in the middle of the night. as jimmy went to investigated, three young men broke in through the garage. they had a club and knives. christy was upstairs in bed. >> and then i heard the scuffle, him hitting the wall, and then i heard chris run from my husband and i'm like chris run? >> reporter: she didn't have t chance. first the intruders ransacked the bedroom and beat the couple. >> they kept saying if you don't do what we want, we will kill her. and every time my husband spoke, they beat him. 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
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>> at that point he's just like, we're getting out. so he held out his hand to me and he said let's go, and i grabbed his hand and he ran to the knife rack in the kitchen and grabbed a knife. >> reporter: the intruders came at jimmy but two were stabbed. the newmans escaped. >> we started tearing down the street like olympic runners. >> reporter: the three teenagers were arrested, two tied to other home invagus. the newmans have since left stafford. this week christy accepted the second annual molly gill survivor's award. she says after crying every day for weeks after the attack, constant prayer helped the couple turn the corner. >> i refused to let this ruin me or zap my joy for the rest of my life. we did our part to get these guys arrested, and now they're in prison for probably the length of their lives. >> reporter: in stafford county, julie carey, news4. well, the weekend is here, and if you're looking for
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outer space maybe, the s.t.e.m. festival. >> that's the thing about 911, we all have each other's back. >> honoring 911 dispatchers. we meet one woman who shares one of the most difficult days on her job, a day that kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done.
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creatures. >> reporter: behind this wall of computer screenings, mishika cunningham. >> did they have a weapon? >> reporter: for the last 13 years she's been taking 911 calls for prince william county. and dispatching first responders. a team effort. >> that's the thing about 911. we all have each other's back. >> reporter: a bond that proved vital on february 27th. >> all units respond. shots have been fired. >> started out as a normal day. we were switching shifts so it's pretty busy within the center and i was actually sitting here. >> reporter: meanwhile, officers responded to a domestic call turned deadly. the suspect, ronald hamilton, accused of killing his wife crystal. police say he then opened fire on them. >> i just want to be clear, do we have officers involved in a shooting? >> we have three officers that have been shot. so he needed help
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started dispatching. >> reporter: for mishika and her fellow dispatchers, it became personal. >> you know them. these are my co-workers. i have laughed with them, dave, jesse. >> the officers were wounded and recovering. officer ashley guindon killed on her first day on the street. >> it's very hard. it's brought a lot of us closer together. >> reporter: for the police officers and fire crews, these men and women much more than voices over the radio. >> you know exactly who it is and we're all one big family here. >> reporter: a family that even finds time to make each other laugh. >> this is not a 9:00 to 5:00. truly you have to love it to do it. and i do. >> david culver, news4. >> good work they're doing there. some local students took a virtual trip today, a trip to mars. >> it's about as close as you can get to the real thing.
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boarding lockheed martin's mars experience bus. they use video game technology to simulate what it's like to drive on the surface of mars. lockheed martin is trying to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and math. >> s.t.e.m. jobs are growing so fast that economists project there will be 2.4 million unfilled s.t.e.m. jobs by 2018. and listen to this, s.t.e.m. degree holders earn higher wages regardless of whether they work in s.t.e.m. or non-s.t.e.m. jobs. >> the students rode the mars experience bus to the washington convention center where they got a sneak peek at the usa science and engineering festival. storm team4 meteorologists and the 4 x 4 will be there all weekend. >> that's right. >> what day are you doing? saturday, sunday? >> i am doing sunday. i will be there at 9:00. i'm from there 9:00 to about
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i'm interviewing will wheaton. from star trek. i used to love star trek the next generation among some other things he did. >> fantastic. out of this world. >> absolutely. it's such a cool experience and, you know, if you're taking the kids down there, this is really a huge deal. so get down there to the convention center this weekend. pop in for a up canal hours and then pop back out and experience all the sunshine that we've got. take a look outside at that sunshine out towards reston town center. of course, this is a great place to go as we move on through the next few days. the patios out there, maybe out towards uncle julio's is going to be looking pretty good in reston town center. the evening planner, sunset tonight at 7:45. 62 degrees. actually i think it's 7:46 tonight. cool 57 degrees. 54 by 11:00, but again it is simply gorgeous and it's going to continue to be. 65 reston to manassas. warrenton at 64 degrees. the cool spot annapolis along
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nothing on the radar. we will continue to be dry until next friday. that's the next real chance of any rain. tomorrow nothing but sunshine. 44 degrees, cool to start. 59 by around 11:00. 68 by 3:00. you see where we're going here with the nice saturday. 64 degrees at 7:00. if the kids have soccer games or baseball games, maybe lacrosse games, they are going to be a-okay tomorrow. last week such a different story with the cold and the snow. so the gardening, green light for milder nights. chris asked me if he could plant the flowers. in the city i think you will be okay. for festivals, dry, perfect out there for walking. if you're doing any exercising there, sunny and very, very nice as we make our way through the next couple days. car wash? yeah. get the car washed. staying dry into the weekend. i know my kids will be excited to wash daddy's car coming up this weekend. they're going to have a blast.
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08 on monday. 70 on tuesday. even into next week we're on the mild side. next thursday right back to 80 degrees. we're really looking at nice weather. you have to remember my kids are still young, 9 and 6 so they love getting wet. when they're 19 and 16, they will be like, no, dad, do you it yourself. >> funny how to works, isn't it? >> thanks, doug. coming up in sports, i hated to say it, 1 down, 15 to go for the caps. we'll revisit the caps game one win. >> first here is lester holt with a look at what's ahead on "nbc nightly news." >> ahead for us tonight, we hear from americans in japan after back-to-back major earthquakes. a zookeeper has been fatally attacked by a tyinger in florida. and marijuana as a pain reliever without smoking it. byy some swear it.
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> you know, you walk around town today and you just feel, people on this high from last night's big win by the caps. >> yeah, yeah. chris miles joins us from the csn studios. chris, what should we be looking forward to in game
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right? a glorious hockey evening that is. i mean caps and the start of the playoffs and get defense leading washington to a 1-0 series lead over philadelphia. the caps 2-0 victory seems like a modest win considering some of their scoring outputs. carlson and beagle lit the lamp but braden holtby was the star of the show. he followed up his record-breaking season between the pipes with a 19-save game one and his third career playoff shutout. the win is the insult to philly. here is the major injury. sean couturier is out for the rest of the season. he tore his ac joint on this hit by alex ovechkin. this is a ginormous loss for philly. they were 35-18-10 when he was in the lineup. just 6-9-4 when he wasn't. there are no friends on the
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thursday night when long-time friends wayne simmonds and tom wilson dropped gloves at the end of the game. who won the fight? that's still up for debate but this stat suggests the home team got the upper hand. caps lost a fourth liner and the flyers lost their best goal scorer in the scuffle. >> we work out together. he's an awesome guy. he's been a mentor for me but none of that matters right now. i'm sure he won't be too happy with me and we've obviously gone at it a couple times. that's the beauty of the game. you can battle it out and leave everything you have on the ice, but then go back and kind of have a good relationship after the game. that's what the hockey community is all about. >> game two puck drops tomorrow at 7:00 and, of course, you can find the flyers/caps on csn. the red/white game is scheduled tomorrow. it's the first time the new ma
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he's been a busy man over the past few months but not too busy for carol maloney to catch up with him. >> i want them to realize what they're doing matters. it's urgent. it's not, you know -- it's easy to say we're early april, when is our next game? well, it's months away, but you can't practice or prepare like that. you have to prepare like it's coming up. >> i haven't heard any coach say that sense of urgency comes in the spring. that's a message for you? >> i think it's a way of life. the way you operate, the way you live. a hard thing to turn it off and on. you either have it or you don't. you learn it or you don't. >> the george washington women's basketball program has a new head coach. jennifer risotti come over from hartford where she was the american east all-time winningest coach. the colonials hope the winning ways will continue in the district. >> i think that there's a great source of pr
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to like their local university and i know there's a lot of options down here in the d.c. area, but there's not a lot of schools like gw. so i'm expecting to be able to continue to build on the relationships that i already have. i'm going to work hard to want to make some of the local kids stay home and go to school. the nationals and bryce harper are looking to stay hot. harp belted his 100th career home run via a grand slam on thursday against the braves. 7-1, nats. they're in philly tonight. meanwhile, the orioles have dropped two straight. highlights coming up at 11:00. first pitch for the nats is 7:05. came game two set for 7:00 tomorrow. >> thanks a lot, chris. we're hoping to see doug in full on shaggy beard by
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over. >> come on, caps. >> let it grow. >> thanks for joining us. "nightly news" is coming up xt. >> haneve
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