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their father's death made certain recommendations that need to be enacted right away. otherwise there will be more victims. ex-police officer adam torres for the first time apologizing to his victim's family. i'm truly sorry for my actions, which caused john geer to lose his life. above all i'm heartbroken that mr. geer's children will grow up without their father. it was worry over the fact that the victim's older daughter would have to take the witness stand that led to a last-minute plea deal to spare her the potential trauma. >> it was a concern because you don't know what the defense is going to do and what they're going to try to do. it's the uncertainty of it. >> reporter: torres had faced a second-degree murder charge, but pleaded guilty to involuntarily manslaughter. prosecutors will seek just a one-year jail term. >> he has admitted to at least a
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the situation as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: prosecutors say they were prepared to show that only torres pointed his gun and fired at an unarmed john geer during an august 2013 standoff. other officers would have testified geer's empty hands were clearly visible, held up against the storm door of his townhome. torres had a history of prior on the job meltdowns. >> i wanted him to be convicted of a felony. i wanted him to serve time. i wanted him not to be a police officer anymore. >> reporter: in the judge accepts the sentence, torres would soon leave jail. he's already served eight months. his wife in court today held the youngest of the couple's three children, a two-week-old boy. torres wife and children did not murder our father, robbing other children of time with their father would
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complicit in another wrong. they write, quote, until the recommendations are adopted, we fear these tragic events can occur again with different victims and different officers, say the daughters. police have changed the way they inform the public about fatal police shootings and new use of force training. the daughter's full statement can be found in our washington, d.c. app. >> pretty mai prosecutors say he wanted to bomb the capital and kill workers as they ran out of the building. today a judge said he's competent to stand trial. the suspect has cut his hair and beard and gone back to his real name, christopher cornell. fbi agents arrested him 16 months ago near
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cincinnati. he bought two assault rifles and planned to attack the capital to show his support for isis. president obama is stepping up the fight against isis. defense secretary ashton carter announced today that roughly 200 additional u.s. troops will be sent to iraq. u.s. advisers will be moving closer to the front lines to help local forces as they move to retake the city of mosul. lester holt is traveling with carter in the middle east. >> i want to be very clear, though. as you adds additional personnel and they are advising lower down the chain, does that put more americans at higher risk? >> the iraqis are still in the lead. that doesn't change. lester, americans are at risk today, every single day here. >> lester holt will anchor "nbc nightly news" from the middle east tonight. we invite you to stay
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his broadcast after the news. the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants now in the hands of the supreme court. a lot of those families rallied in front of the high court today. they support the president's plan and say it gives them some protection. but the justices have to decide if the president has the authority to keep them here. brian moore joins us live with the latest developments. >> reporter: chris, there is plenty of pro-immigrant optimism outside the court today, but inside indications that the justices may be just as divided as the nation on this issue. immigrant families emerged from the u.s. supreme court to huge cheers, with even bigger hopes after a 90-minute showdown over immigration law and presidential powers. >> i'm tired of going to school and living in fear that my brother and my sister are going to come home to find out that my mom is not there. >> reporter: texas and 25 other
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states are challenging president obama's efforts to halt deportations for some 4 million undocumented immigrants. children brought here illegally and undocumented parents of children born here in the states. >> it transforms unlawful conduct into lawful conduct. if the president has the power to do that, that should trouble ever american. >> reporter: each side heard encouraging words. >> the justices this morning seemed very concerned in vigorous questioning about whether the state of texas had standing or the right to even be in court. >> reporter: demonstrators outside the court were largely pro-immigrant. they focused less on the law than raw emotion. >> i am 6 years old. i am an american citizen. >> reporter: a difficult case for an already divided court. a 4-4 time would effectively be a loss for the obama
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win, he could put those anti-deportation measures into place immediately. live at the supreme court, i'm brian mooar. we've been asking you to weigh in on this controversial issue. do you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if they're raising children who are u.s. citizens? well, about 70% of you say yes. now you can keep on voting on the nbc washington facebook page. more condolences and questions tonight after two firefighters were shot on the job. derrick ward is live in landover hills with what we have learned today about the investigation. derrick? >> reporter: well, good evening. we have learned a bit more about the investigation. it's all happening against this backdrop of grief you see here at the landover hills fire department. there you see an ambulance that one of the fallen firefighters would have served on and bunting there above the station. we do know now of course there's been no arrest or charges against the man accused of
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shooting those firefighters. and authorities say they have yet to talk to two key witnesses. one is a surviving firefighter and the other is the brother of the homeowner. two of the firefighters that were injured in all of this, one of them may have been injured by trying to drag a fallen colleague out of the line of fire. all of this is happening against the backdrop of preparation for a sad ceremony. preparations for the funeral of firefighter john ulmschneider are almost done. kevin swain is recovering from being shot multiple times from that same incident. >> i'm pleased to report kevin is improving. >> reporter: as far as procedures, things will stay the same for the immediate future. >> typically, if there's no indication of a medical emergency or fire emergency, we wait for the county police. in this case there was an indication of a medical emergency. >> reporter: the homeowner's brother had called 911 from outside
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his brother inside. investigators say the homeowner's brother told emergency crews that there was a history of blackouts. authorities are not questioning firefighters' actions at the scene. they checked for open windows and doors first. >> they made every opportunity to make their presence known based on what i have so far. >> reporter: the homeowner was armed with a handgun. >> he was in his home at the time. what we have to assess is what's reasonable given what his belief was about whether danger existed or not. >> reporter: police have also been dispatched, though they had been diverted to higher priority calls before arriving. >> we're going to look back at our procedures. >> reporter: for now, there is grieving. how do other departments handle this? well, d.c. and montgomery have different ways. d.c. wants polion
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person involved. police departments will be watching around the country. we're live in landover hills. now to a story you saw first here on news 4. new details are emerging about an active shooter training that may have taken a potentially dangerous turn at a d.c. police station during roll call. >> that officer's lucky to be alive. >> reporter: that officer is now on administrative leave along with his sergeant. multiple police sources tell news 4 the d.c. police sergeant had the officer unload his gun and then enter the station's roll call where dozens of other armed officers were prepared for their shift. the officer pretended to be an active shooter. according to sources familiar with the investigation, he pointed the gun at another officer and then dry fired the unloagu
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room with armed people for a training exercise, to me, that's a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: this afternoon d.c. police chief acknowledged that there was an incident saturday at roll call inside this police station, but she says it's too soon to draw conclusions. >> i don't know anything yet. i just got a very brief summary of it. an official sergeant who was trying to do a training exercise and there was some confusion about the training exercise. i haven't even really seen a preliminary on it yet. >> reporter: no one was hurt in the incident, which is now being investigated by internal affairs. meyers says pointing a real gun at another person as a training exercise violates basic gun safety principles. >> even unloaded, never, ever point that firearm at another human being. the only time you ever point at a firearm at something is when you're willing to destroy that something.
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involved has 30 years in the department. news 4. well, it's down to the wire. just one day before voters in new york head to the polls. see what's at stake for candidates on both sides in the race for the white house. police say the victim in that rockville red roof inn murder is a transgender woman. and they say the motive, the motive may be sex. that story coming up. news 4. also a midair collision involving a passenger plane and a drone. why experts say it poses a serious risk to your safety in the sky. we saw temperatures in the 80s today. 85 degrees dotown.wn
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primary. 28,000 showed up for his rally last night. sanders going after hillary clinton. >> we do not represent the interest of wall street or the billionaire class or corporate america. we don't want their money. >> reporter: but in queens today, democrats are divided. >> i'm going to vote for hillary. >> why? >> i think she's the most effective leader. that'll make a great president. >> i have a friend who says it's absolutely hopeless. i still want to cast my vote tomorrow for bernie. >> reporter: clinton dogged by questions about her e-mails, but still leading in state polling. >> it means the world to me to be back in new york campaigning, and i need your help to keep going. >> reporter: donald trump held a diversity meeting today. >> we care about new york values. >> reporter: this was poughkeepsie yesterday. >> and we have to win by big
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that's absolutely rigged. it's rigged. >> reporter: trump needs almost all 95 of new york's delegates for a chance at a first ballot nomination. ted cruz and john kasich hope to block it. >> if it works for me, i will say it is a great process. if it doesn't, i'll probably complain with donald. >> reporter: two bare knuckled fights in the final round. bernie sanders who plans another mega rally here in queens tonight is buoyed up by today's poll that finds him nationally just two points by hillary clinton here in new york. he knows he's gone from 30 behind to 20 behind to 10 behind. he claims he can win this primary tomorrow and eventually be the democratic nominee. live from queens, i'm steve handelsman. there's a new battle brewing between hillary clinton and bernie sanders over fundraisers like the one george clooney just held for hillary clinton. on "meet the
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will go to down ballot candidates, not clinton herself. the sanders campaign disputes that saying most of the money is subsidizing clinton's campaign. the attacks on the sanders campaign are false and baseless and have in his words gotten out of hand. maryland is one of the five states holding primaries next tuesday, and senator ted cruz has already shifted his focus here. at a rally this afternoon he never mentioned new york. he predicted that maryland would be a republican battleground. >> maryland is going to have an outsized voice as the nation is looking to maryland to decide do we nominate donald trump and hand the election to hillary clinton. >> maryland has 38 republican delegates at stake in next week's primary. recent polls suggest cruz is running if third place here behind donald trump and john
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a close call with a commercial jet is raising new concerns about recreational drones. british airways pilots were landing at london heathrow yesterday when they think a drone hit their plane. they were able to land safely, but nbc news has learned a small drone could potentially take out an engine on a large jet. tom costello has been looking into these dangers. he joins us live from reagan international airport. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. virginia tech ran a computer modelling on this very issue within the past six months. they found if an eight-pound drone were to strike an engineer, it could cause the engine to come apart. it would fire shrapnel throughout the entire engine casing. this is potentially a very lethal issue if you have a drone
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aircraft. this plane landed without incident. this may be the first or second time this has ever happened. there are some unconfirmed reports out of norway about a plane maybe being hit by a drone there within the past six months, but this happened at london heathrow. the busiest airport in all of europe. in the united states, we have about 100 cases every single month in which a drone gets too close to a plane. thankfully so far there's not been any contact that we know of, but this is what aviation authorities are concerned about. if you have one of these or you know people who do, the faa says please note the rules of the sky. you have to keep a drone five miles out from an airport and not above 400 feet. if you do any of that, you're potentially looking at a fine
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that. the faa tonight is asking that the entire drone community kind of take a lesson from what happened at heathrow. by the way, chris, they're now saying by the end of this year there will be more than 2.5 million drones crowding the s skies here in the united states. >> you're so wired into this industry. is this a case of drone technology just running so quickly and so far ahead of the government's ability to pass laws and regulations to keep everything under control? >> reporter: i think that's absolutely true. that clearly is an element here, but there's something else. some experts are now saying that we need to include what's called geofencing software. it's like gps technology within the drone itself that would prec prevent it from going into no-fly zones. it would prevent it from coming into any area that is a public venue where people might get hurt. while
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it's probably not going to be mandated, if at all, for years ahead. >> bake the technology right into the drone. thank you very much, tom. >> reporter: yeah. >> you can see tom's full report tonight on "nightly news." that's right after our broadcast at 7:00. forced out of his home after 20 years. how it happened and what the community is doing to help this local war veteran reclaim his property. a murder mystery inside this hotel room. as police hunt for a killer, they're revealing new information
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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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. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message.
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well, now we're talking on the springtime weather. just gorgeous today. >> that little sound effect is about as close we're going to get to actual thunderstorms. >> unless you have allergies. >> that's the big deal right now is the allergy aspect of things out there today. are you loving this weather? half of the people said yes. the other half said, no, the allergies are horrendous. show you what's happening down towards our national harbor camera. a beautiful day if you're out there on the water. crystal clear. just flat water right now. that's very good for the rowers out there. look at the geese flying by too. just perfect. as you look downtown, also looking very good as we talk about temperatures. 84 degrees right
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84. we hit a high today of 85. that's close to 20 degrees above average. once again coming with abundant sunshine. we're just about 80 everywhere. the only exception is along the water. charlottesville got to 88 a little bit earlier. now down to 87. a very warm day, but yes, tree pollen is very, very high. this is going to be a problem for the next couple of days. of course, we need rain to wash the pollen out. that's not going to be happening anytime soon. nothing to show on the radar. we are all clear. the reason, not a single cloud in the sky. the nearest clouds are just off to our north. these are high clouds coming from a frontal boundary well off to the north. back to the west, there is a monster, monster storm back here. back towards colorado, look at this storm back here making its way in. the same storm causing some
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let's show you what happened right outside of denver. some locations just to the west of denver nearly 50 inches of snow. denver at the airport received about a foot of snow. my old house received 31 inches of snow from this storm. that same storm bringing abundant amounts of rainfall. houston, states of disaster declared across nine counties. nearly a foot of rain fell early this morning. neighborhoods and roads totally submer submerged. they're asking people to stay in their homes. never drive through flooded roadways. 1,000 rescues earlier today in houston. for us, we have more beautiful weather tomorrow. sunshine. a temperature of around 82. the next couple of days, we cool on wednesday. back down to 71 after 82 tomorrow. 75 on thursday. next chance of showers comes on friday with highs in t
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upper 70s. guys? all right. thank you, doug. well, we are less than an hour away from game three. the caps hoping to stay perfect so far this postseason. >> carol maloney joins us live from philadelphia. the niflyer haves a little extr motivation for this game, carol? >> reporter: oh, yeah, they do. they're down two games. tonight will be the first home game since the owner ed snyder passed away. he was born in washington, d.c. he went to the university of maryland, but here in philly he's credited for bringing professional hockey to the area. they love him. you know how much they love the flyers. these are the t-shirts they're handing out. it will be a sea of orange. you see his image in the flyers logo there. every single seat has these notes. everyone is going to be wearing these bracelets.
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coreographed light show. >> we have to try to match that energy and stay patient, play smart, play within ourselves. not get too emotional and just play our game. >> just be ready for how amped it is. just stay in the moment and bring our game. don't sit back. let's bring our game into this building and establish it. we're here for two games or more, so make sure we have our best games. >> reporter: play one of their best games, which they say they haven't even done yet this series. back to you guys. live from wells fargo center, news 4 sports. a new option for come
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how it's helping people bypass traffic in a typically congested part of the region. a former teacher's aide is charged with producing child porn.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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right now at 6:30, a discovery inside a local hotel room now being investigated as a murder. the victim's brush with police just days before her death. attorneys for a school aide charged in a child sex scandal asks a judge to block evidence. a new way to commute in northern virginia. >> it will make it easier because we won't have to wait through all the traffic. and an 85-year-old man evicted from the place he's called home for decades. >> they will foreclose. he came in and told me to get out the way. first at 6:30, a murder mystery in montgomery county. a transgender woman found dead in her hotel room. >> we're learning more about the victim. the victim's body was discovered over the weekend at the red roof inn on shady grove road. pat collins has been digging into this story all
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>> reporter: chris, she's a 22-year-old transgender woman. two weeks ago, she was arrested on a sex charge in prince george's county. two days ago she was found murdered at a motel here in montgomery county. her name is kiona monroe blatney. she's a 22-year-old transgender woman found murdered last weekend in a room at the red roof inn in rockville. >> there they located the woman deceased in a hotel room. there was trauma to the upper portion of the victim's body. >> reporter: police believe kiona may have been involved in prostitution at the time she was killed. now on april 3rd, she was arrested at a hotel in capital heights in prince george's county. she was charged with a third-degree sex offense. according to court documents,
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boy. police back at the rockville red roof inn today looking for clues and evidence in this murder case. so how did she get to the red roof inn? was the room in her name? did they recover her cell phone? is there any surveillance video? police aren't saying much so far. on her facebook page, kiona says she was born in upper marlboro, that she lives in d.c., and works as a makeup artist. now so far no suspects, no arrests. police are offering a $10,000 reward in this case. doreen, back to you. >> thank you, pat. attorneys for a former prince george's county elementary school aide charged with sexually exploiting children want a judge to block evidence seized from the man's cell phones and his statement to police too. our scott
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story on our nbc washington app today. >> reporter: good evening. 22-year-old deonte carraway is behind bars. he recorded video of young children engaging in sex acts, including with carraway. children between the ages of 9 and 11. in court filings submitted by carraway's defense attorneys, they ask a judge to suppress evidence gathered from searches of carwraway's two cell phones. what's more, his attorneys say the judge should suppress his statements to investigators because a psychological evaluation shows carraway has cognitive deficits and an iq score of 63. they say that raises doubt as to whether
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were voluntary. things are back to normal on metro tonight after a fire broke out and caused some significant delays on three rail lines. now we're told an arcing insulator near the rosslyn station was the problem. trains were forced to single track which caused delays in both directions on the orange, blue, and silver lines. there's a new way to commute in northern virginia. metro's rapid bus system now stretches to arlington. they call it the metro way. the buses have their own dedicated lane so they can move past traffic. the metro way bus stops have a distinct looks. some of this morning's first riders told us they hope the new system will shorten the new commutes. >> it's going to cut it by half, i believe. it doesn't have to com
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the crystal city traffic. >> i'm anxious to see how it works. i'm cautiously optimistic. >> drivers who use the bus only lane will get a warning for the next 30 days. after that, the fine 200 bucks. the death toll is rising in ecuador. why the threat isn't over days after a powerful earthquake rattled the region. an elderly veteran was forced out of his home. his property scattered on the front yard. tonight he has few places to live. we'll tell you how this happened and the message mortgage experts are sending to the elderly. a beautiful day across our region today. what c we an
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the state department says u.s. officials have been in touch with the family, but they haven't released the person's name. the confirmed death toll is now at 350, but officials are very concerned that it's going to go higher. the quake's magnitude was 7.8 and the danger not yet over. more than 150 aftershocks have already rattled the region. virginia state police were back at shenandoah national park searching for a woman. no one has heard from nicole mittendorff since last wednesday. police found her car in the parking lot. mittendorff is an avid runner and triathlete. her family hopes she just went to the park to train on one of the trails. investigators say at this point there's no evidence of any foul play. with the start of mosquito season just around the corner, virginia is now an official test site for possible zika cases. the center for disease
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consolidated laboratory services in richmond as a test site. before that, all tests had been sent to the cdc in atlanta, which created a backlog. having the richmond lab will allow for faster results. virginia has reported 11 cases of zika so far, all associated with travel outside of the u.s. he's called this place home for 20 years, but tonight a local war veteran is on the street as the community tries to rally around him and save him from eviction. and it's been on the verge of changeor years. f
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y 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. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. if yit's usually because you were driving too fast or you didn't look before you turned or you didn't stop for someone in the crosswalk.
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bags. tonight, an elderly veteran has been forced out of his maryland home. he doesn't know where he is going to live and his neighbors are very concerned. megan fitzgerald spoke with the man today. she's outside his home in fort washington. megan? >> reporter: yeah, doreen. robert lauten came home on friday. he was met by sheriff's deputies. he was then confronted by men who were hired to come out there and evict him. he's actually sitting out here watching his belongings, making sure no one comes and steals anything because right now he
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86-year-old robert lauten served his country honorably for nearly a decade. on friday, things changed. >> they said we're foreclosing. >> reporter: the prince george's county sheriff's office was forced to evict him. it had to do with his reverse mortgage. >> according to the reverse mortgage, i'm supposed to stay here until i die. >> reporter: experts say if a person 62 or older qualifies, that can be true. >> it can eliminate mortgage mandatory payments, which would allow you to stay in your home. there has to be equity in the house. >> reporter: borrowers must follow a few guidelines to avoid being evicted. >> the borrower has to
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or her property taxes. the borrower has to pay his or her homeowners insurance. >> reporter: lauten paid his taxes, but she's not sure if his daughter paid the homeowner's insurance and he can't get in touch with her. >> i didn't want to go to an old folks home. i didn't want to be a burden to anybody else. >> reporter: at this point, lauten says he's not sure what's next, but experts say it's a good reminder of why it's important to be careful of who you trust. >> you have to make sure that that person is trustworthy. you have to make sure that person has your best interest in mind. >> reporter: now neighbors in this community contacted their church to tell them about what is happening. a local church is working with their attorney to try to get to the bottom of what happened. they're trying to find a senior living facility for lauten to go into so he has a place to stay. >> hopefully some
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or good samaritans will step forward and help him. no vet should have to go through that. anacostia is experiencing a revitalization like a lot of other communities in our area. wa walgreen's is remodelling their store front. the bowser administration welcomes the change, but it is trying to make sure it doesn't force out smaller businesses and some of the lower income residents. how long can this nice trend continue? >> forever. >> you know what? it's trying. it really is. this area of high pressure that's giving the rest of the country some profound weather is giving us beautiful weather with nothing but sunshine out there. i think that is going do last for a little while here. playoff beard doing okay right now.
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temperatures outside today got into the 80s everywhere. 84 degrees. we've got the sunshine across our region. temperatures tonight 80 degrees at 7:00. if you're thinking about eating out, tonight is the night. by 11:00, you're at 67 degrees. once again, just beautiful. today the warmest day we've seen since september. we hit a high of 85 today. right now over towards the annapolis area, 71 degrees. nothing on the radar. no snow. it's all going to be rain if anything happens, and we're not going to see any of that chance until friday. hour by hour, nice and mild tomorrow. 74 by 11:00. 82 degrees at 3:00. 75 by 7:00. the only difference between today and tomorrow, tomorrow will be a little bit on the breezye.
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you walk outside. you have pollen on your car. get the car washed. just let me remind you by wednesday the pollen will be right back on your car. next couple of days, 82 tomorrow, 71 on wednesday, 75 on thursday. temperatures moving once again in the right direction. a high of 78 on friday. 40% chance of showers. a few of those areas to the north and west a better chance of rain. cold front. we do cool a little bit. 72 on saturday. 75 on sunday. then back into the 60s on monday, but that is a pretty nice forecast. the organization 100 black men of prince george's county is thanking its supporters. the brunch held over the weekend was sold out. they were able to raise $50,000. the organization was creat
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providing positive role models for local youngsters as well as support for their families. coming up in sports, doug's beard gets longer and the caps have a 2-0 lead in their series against the flyers. why they say you haven't seen their best. but first, lester holt is in the middle east for "nbc nightly news." here's a look at what you can expect tonight. >> reporter: good day from baghdad. we have traveled with secretary of defense ash carter today, who has met with the iraqi prime minister. some new u.s. steps to bolster the fight against isis within iraq. we'll have
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see doug growing his beard out now. he's ready for game three. >> yeah, it's going to be about three, four, five inches. ugly. >> i have a funny feeling about tonight. game three, crazy game in philadelphia. i have the caps winning this series in five. i think tonight might be the game. the flyers stealing philadelphia. tonight's matchup is the most critical of this series. game three bet t
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a clean sweep or if philly delays the inevitable. the flyers haven't been thrilled with the way the first two games are called. everyone wants them, referring to the caps, to keep winning. carol maloney, she's at the wells fargo center. what can we expect in this critical game three? >> reporter: we have a little crazy action. the timing couldn't be better as we take our live shot. here comes the zamboni coming off the ice. it's really difficult in hockey for teams to go up three games to none. that's because of the sense of urgency and desperation you'll see from the flyers tonight. the caps say they haven't even played their best game yet. the caps warming up on the ice. it's one of the toughest buildings to play. definitely going to be loud and crazy tonight. they're going
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they know their backs are against the wall. the caps are going to embrace the atmosphere, hoping the enemy ice helps them up their game. >> we haven't played great in the first period yet, so that's something we're going to work on. we have to stay out of the box. i think that's going to be real important, especially tonight. >> if we just continue to be a little bit harder on them, be a little bit harder on the fore-check, it's going to eliminate one of the best parts of their game. >> if you let your foot off the gas, if you let people back in the series, you're going to pay for it. it's one of those things you have to get to four before they do. >> reporter: you know what they say in hockey. the series isn't close to being over until the home team loses. that's not going to happen if these flyers fans have anything to say about it. because i don't like an
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closeup on live television, i'm going to send it back to you jason. >> puck drops just after 7:00. we're going to talk some baseball now for a moment because the nationals saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end yesterday against the philadelphia phillies, but history was made by their 23-year-old outfielder bryce harper. the slugger has been on a tear lately hitting four home runs in the last four games. first time he's done that in his career. also six homers in the last six games. he's the only other player to do that. hall of famer ernie banks. dusty baker not at all surprised by what he's seen from this young all-star. >> this is what i heard about, and i'd seen a few times on tv. what he's doing is mvp star stuff. i've been fortunate to have some
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play for me. he's certainly making his mark. >> i just want to win. being able to have good at-bats and do things we can to get runs on the board, take my bats one at a time. know that you might get a big spot and something may happen. to redskins park. first day of off-season workout program. great attendance from the fel s fellas. the skins have the 17th toughest schedule in the entire league next year. vernon davis on hand. a few guys coming off the injured reserved list, a few guys like miles paul. the nfl draft will take place next week. three nba playoff games taking place tonight. the question remains will the reigning mvp steph curry play. he wasn't needed because the game was a
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he did try to return twice before leaving for good. he tweaked his argnkle. >> this is so much fun to watch. >> yeah. he is phenomenal. >> i hope he plays. >>
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breaking news tonight. a deadly flood disaster, over 1,000 high-water rescues in houston, swallowed by historic floodwaters. people trapped in homes and cars. a race against time. a frantic search for survivors. a soaring death toll from a catastrophic earthquake in ecuador. an american confirmed among the dead. nbc news exclusive, a big escalation in the u.s.'s fight against isis. we're with the defense secretary in iraq when he told us about putting hundreds more american troops in harm's way. immigration furor at the supreme court. the fate of millions now hanging in the balance. what happens if there's a tie? and sudden impact, a drone slams into an airliner trying to land at an airport. a major new alarm about a growing danger in the sky.

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