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of not knowing a loved one is is unbearable. >> i'm tracee wilkins where family, friends and colleagues are gathering to pay their respects for prince george's county firefighters shot down in the line of duty. we'll have the latest. first tonight, another critical turning point in the presidential race. the new york primary. >> yeah. today hillary clinton and donald trump cast their own ballots and they're hoping tonight's results will scement their status as front-runners. steve handelsman is live from midtown manhattan. >> reporter: things here at the sheraton in midtown, hillary clinton is planning a celebration rally believing that in this state she can put a stop to bernie sanders' string of victories. >> this is a private ballot. >> democrat hillary clinton cast her vote in the new york primary near her home in chappaqua. >> this is such a joy during the last two weeks to be here all over the state and i
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>> reporter: turnout was steady, but new york does not allow late registration and independents can vote today. that's hurting bernie sanders, but he's claimed he's closed the gap to clinton anyway. >> we're feeling very good and there is a large voter turnout despite the impediment of $3 million people not being able to participate, i think we'll do just fine. >> clinton went to work washington hoping to heal wounds. >> we'll need some unity. >> to be the nominee, she needs to win just 34% of delegates starting today. >> who are you voting for? >> easy decision. >> delegates were on the republican front-runners' mind as donald trump voted for himself. this was just a great honor, and i think it's a great honor for new york. >> reporter: trump is shaking up his campaign, spending more, changing the role of controversial campaign
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charging his party process is rigged trying to get the nomination if trump can't on the first ballot which ted cruz and john kasich hope can get them the nomination. these hard-fought primaries are taking their toll. 65% of registered voters in the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll say they have a negative opinion now of donald trump. 56% say they're negative now about hillary clinton, something, doreen that she might try to deal with in what she hopes will be her victory rally here in midtown tonight. back to you from new york. you'll know more in a few hours. steve handelsman, thank you. >> like everything else in this campaign season, ad spending has been unusual and predictable. hillary clinton's campaign spend $2.8 million on new york airwaves. the bernie sanders campaign doubled that and they sank $5.6 million into the empire s
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complicated because there was spending by the campaigns and by their super pacs. team kasich spent half a million dollars and nearly two-thirds of that was from the super pac that supports him and team cruz spent $467,000 and the vast majority of that ad came from a super pac and to give you an idea of the value of name recognition, donald trump's campaign shelled out just $67,000. he's got a strong lead in new york, but he needs a strong showing in all 27 congressional districts to walk away with all 95 delegates. can he do it? we'll invite you to follow along and we'll have results as they come in on the nbc washington app and complete coverage on news 4 at 11:00. >> they say it happened within eyesight of the runway. a small plane crashed into a field this afternoon, bursting into flames and killing t
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people onboard. tonight the ntsb is trying to figure out what went wrong. that plane went down right on the other side of the chesapeake bay in stephensville. let's get straight live to pat collins live at the scene. what are you seeing? >> reporter: chris, out in the field over there the investigation continues on. the ntsb says it's looking at the man, the machine and the environment and they plan to be on site here from one to three days and it could be months before we know what caused that plane to drop from the sky. he saw the fire. >> yellow-blue flames coming out of it. i guess it was fuel fed. >> he tried to rescue the couple trapped inside. >> i grabbed my fire extinguisher and ran out to it trying to put the flames out, but they were both already gone. >> reporter: two people killed when a single-engine plane crashed in a field close by the bay bridge
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they were very close to a safe landing. the crash in the field here. the airport runway about 200 yards away. the two victims, a man and a woman. witnesses say the plane appeared to simply drop from the sky and then -- then came the fire. >> this was not on fire in the air. it exploded into flames once it made contact with the ground. >> the plane, they say, is a vans rv-12 and it looks similar to this model. it belongs to the chesapeake sport pilot, a flight training group near the airport and a man associated with the school says there was no student onboard at the time of the crash. at the scene today, investigators from the ntsb. >> the first thing we do, the scene is secured and we'll be walking the scene and we'll be taking lots of photographs and looking at any evidence of fire. >> reporter: so far, the victims
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identified. officials are waiting to notify their next of kin. chris, back to you. on. >> thank you, pat. right now firefighters in d.c. are traying to douse a fire in an elevator shaft. the building is on massachusetts avenue not far from mount vernon square. at first the fire was just coming from the roof and then it moved down the elevator shaft to the tenth floor. construction crews were working in the area at the time. >> i'm pat lawson muse at the live desk and an arrest tonight in the death of a secret service officer. arthur baldwin was shot and killed in december while walking on first street in southwest and the motive appeared to be robbery and now police have arrested 29-year-old charles is ims and baldwin was not armed at the time of the shooting because he was suspended for trying to break into his girlfriend's apartment and police don't
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to do with that case. doreen? >> pat lawson muse, thank you. we now know the name of the man killed by a police officer in prince george's county. it happened at the franklin park apartments in greenbelt late last night. greenbelt police arrived to find 28-year-old rico johnson up on his balcony. they say he fired shots at them as they tried to evacuate from a safe distance, an officer shot back killing him. no one else was hurt. a police cruiser with a bullet hole was still on the scene here hours later. police say nicole mittendorff loved her job as a firefighter and paramedic. tonight, her family and fellow firefighters are desperately trying to find her. they found mittendorff's car at the shenandoah national park, but she's still missing. as search teams comb the woods, julie carey reports on a public plea for help. >> reporter: nicole mittendorff's locker at fire station 32 in burke, un
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the missing firefighter's husband and sister gathered today with her fire fighting family hoping to more broadly spread word of her disappearance in hopes new tips can bring her home. >> we gather here today as brothers and sisters to place our 911 call to the general public, and ask that the media get the word out to everyone. if you see something about nicole then please say something. >> reporter: mittendorff's husband steve, a virginia state police sergeant added his voice to the plea tearfully thanking the many search teams and then he had these words for his wife. >> sweetheart, i love you. i am praying for you. i'm not sure where you are, but know we are all looking for you, and i look forward to your safe return. >> reporter: mittendorff has aren't been heard from since april 13th and her mini cooper found saturday night in the shenandoah national park and the white oak cann
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that's where searchers are focusing their effort. the k-9 team is not here right now. they're up in the woods and there are four different volunteer search and rescue groups involved in the operation and one of them includes some fairfax county firefighters that include one of the teams. >> mittendorff has been with the fire department for a few years, but made her mark quickly. >> very motivated and very dedicated firefighter and paramedic. always happy. always wanting to help people, and she fit right into the fire and rescue department. >> reporter: now the department and her family join together in the hope that nicole mittendorff returns to her job very soon. in fairfax county, julie carey, news 4. julie just checked with the folks in the county and the searchers will go back out at dawn for the fifth day of searching. meanwhile, folks are getting together tomorrow to pray for nicole. you can find details by going to our nbc washington app, just search vigil for
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right now friends and family are paying their respects to a prince george's county firefighter who was killed in the line of duty last week. bureau chief tracee wilkins with more on how he's being remembered this evening. tracee? >> doreen, we are outside of his family's church. you take a look that the line here and it is extraordinary. it stretches from outside of the church all of the way around to behind the school, the entire parking lot, a line of people who are waiting to pay their respects to this young man. the public viewing began at 9:00 p.m. and the family arrived by 4:00 p.m. and they followed by a busload of family memberses and casket was taken into church in a military-style formation and he will remain here tonight until tomorrow's funeral and that's considered a high honor in the catholic faith. john
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killed. another firefighter, 19-year-old kevin swain was shot and injured and is expected to be okay. this all happened friday evening as the two forced entry into the temple hills home believe being the homeowner was in medical distress. that homeowner opened fire shooting the two fire fighters and his own brother who was with them at the time. shooter has not been charged and he told police he thought someone was breaking into his home. what happened that night is still under investigation. on. >> his brother-in-law lived to be of service. >> it is still often said that when he lay down at night that if he couldn't think of one person that he helped during the course of the day that he warrant able to sleep. i believe that is the motivation that he had to become a firefighter. >> reporter: he was a 13-year member of the prince george's county fire department. his funeral will be tomorrow here at the church
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county starting at 1:00 p.m. reporting live, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, tracee. his family ordered a casket and was planning his funeral and today a rescue in ecuador. how do metro frontline workers feel about a new report detailing numerous safety issues. i'll tell you what one of them is saying coming up. a new fight over personal privacy and your smartphone, but first, here's doug. temperatures today reached the mid-80s once again and 86 in fredericksburg, but say good-bye to the 80s. i'll show you what's moving in
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>> tonight, new developments in the deadly earthquake in ecuador. right now rescuers are battling to find and save any survivors. the 7.8 magnitude quake hit on saturday. anyone trapped in the rubble is growing weaker by the hour, but take a look at this rescue today. a hotel manager was buried when the five-story building collapsed on top of him. he managed to call his wife yesterday from beneath the debris. he was smiling as emergency workers freed him. his wife calls it a miracle saying the family had already ordered a
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getting ready to plan his funeral just before he was discovered. >> the rescue brought a badly needed emotional lift to the first responders who have been working nearly nonstop since saturday. the quake has killed at least 480 people. >> back here in the states at least six deaths are now blamed on all of that flooding in and around houston, texas. floodwaters have ravaged the area since sunday night and hundreds of thousands of people are without power or out of their homes. coming up in the next half hour, a closer look at the devastation and why texas officials are warning residents that the worst may not be over yet. >> how much of your privacy are you willing to give up to help police? that's what they're debating on capitol hill. the recent encryption fight is over between apple and the fbi, but as nbc's brian mooar reports, your phone could still be impacted. >> reporter: the battle over unlocking one terrorist's iphone is over, but it has washington lawmakers asking whether it's
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between personal privacy and national security. >> the circumstances have changed and so, too, must the discussion. we can no longer be a battle between two sides, a choice between black and white. >> the devices in technology that have made our lives more convenient have made it easier than ever for criminals toed my behind an encrypted fire wall. >> the hay stack has gotten bigger, but we're still looking for the same needle. >> we lack the ability to properly execute the laws congress has passed because the technology bypassed the law. >> the fbi tried to force apple trying to unlock the iphone of san bernardino terrorist syed farooq. the government succeeded with the help of third-party hackers. apple's top lawyers say the tech giant cannot give the government what it wants, a back door that opens on demand. >> we have no way of doing that without undermining and endangering the entire encryption
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congress is looking for balance. apple's lawyer says the u.s. government is not alone in seeking help for the back door. he said china asked for apple's source code, a request that was rejected. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. so should tech companies be forced to turn over your cell phone data if ordered by a court? we want to hear from you, about 60% of people who voted say yes, they should. a change to the d.c. license plate could be in the work. there is a proposal who toughen up the motto to protest the city's lack of voting rights in congress. the change would involve the addition of just one word. >> reporter: florida's license tag promotes the sunshine state and of course, virginia is for lovers. for 15 years the d.c. tag has sported the phrase taxation
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city's lack of voting rights in congress, but most people just think it's a good, old american phrase. >> what we want to say is end the taxation for representation and it is something that we are actively trying to end. >> reporter: the city has a bright neon sign doing just that right outside its government building, advertising unfair treatment and promoting statehood. now council member allen wants to toughen up the tag. instead of just saying taxation without representation. a new tag would read, end taxation without representation. >> even at the worst it's symbolic and i think it's still meaningful. many people don't know d.c.'s 670,000 citizens lack voting rights in congress. >> we represent better the citizens of a community. >> i think that's ridiculous. i think good people of d.c. should have their voice heard.
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has the current tag on his car and george bush would aren't use it. 11 of 13 council members support the new tag. it could be available later this year. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. >> is a local high school a recruiting ground for gangs? tonight a sheriff is shedding light on the problem and looking for ways to protect children from the threat. saved from certain death. a soldier gets back the one thing that kept him alive during a fire fight in afghanistan. his story has struck a cord with viewers. a veteran evicted from his home. what hapned moments after ouper
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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. the washington capitals are hoping to make some franchise history. they hold a 3-0 lead after last night's win against the flyers and with the game four victory tomorrow night. if it happens, it will be the first time the caps have swept a team ever. fans can get in on the action and the caps are hosting a free viewing party at the verizon center and doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on the jumbotron starting at 7:00 scombl. the beer gets longer and
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longer and your wife must be loving it. >> the kids do this every once in a while, but i'm in it to win it. the caps hopefully winning the playoff and i'm hoping for a game five and it's friday at home. win it at home, guys, but we'll take it. if they can do the sweep that would be great, too. >> national harbor live camera. plenty of sunshine and we've seen cloud cover, but still pretty nice. doing this for money, too. trying to raise money for wounded veterans and across the area now, we're down to 76 degrees and notice the wind out of the north right now at 16 miles per hour and that wind coming courtesy of a cold front and the that cold front moving through and it's dropping numbers to the north and 70 in frederick and 72 in fort meade and down toward fredericksburg and it was another warm day across our region. the big proble
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is allergies, of course, we're on the high side forries and pollen and really high across our region and the other, we do need to see some rain. we've had numerous reports of scattered wildfires or brushfires around the region including a large fire back toward the forest back here. so this will be an issue that we'll deal with through the end of the week and extremely dry and it's been rather breezy at times so limit any outdoor burning and not many of us are doing that anyway and think back here toward the suburbs. radar, nothing to show and no rain out there at all and it will still be a couple of days before we see rain and here is the cloud cover courtesy of the front. you can see what's happening and we have an area of low pressure off the coast and see the spin here? that cold front now moving on through the region and we will see cooler air in here during the day tomorrow. it will be -- it will be a little bit cooler tomorrow
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between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. sunshine tomorrow morning and sunshine tomorrow afternoon and 72 degrees by 3:00, 4:00. we'll call it mild for this time of year and still a very nice afternoon for sure. as far as the next couple of days go and i'll mention the rain chance coming our way and it will not be until friday, and 78 on thursday. temperatures very nice there and there's the 72 on friday and the weekend shaping up to be pretty nice. 73 degrees on saturday. what can we expect on friday? well, periods of rain. most of it looks like it should be on the light side, but keep that umbrella handy. i think that's the only chance of rain that we'll be seeing over the next few days. there's one more chance and we'll talk about it at the end of the weekend and the next chance of rain could be heavier in my forecast at 6:45. >> a lot of people would like to wash out the pollen. >> a troubling report about your safety on metro. all new at 6:00, metro employees talk about what's happening on
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to turn things around. you saw this story grab national attention and sparked riots and find out what's changed one year after the death of freddie gray. coming up on news 4, it's something most of us take for granted. being able to shop for clothing. i'm mark segraves and you'll meet a woman who is making th is
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federal inspectors have detailed a number of new safety issues on metro and tonight a front line metro employee says safety just isn't top of mind for some workers. >> transportation reporter adam tuss has been digging into this story all day. he joins us from the u.s. department of transportation. adam, what are you hearing? >> reporter: that's right, chris. we are here at the department of transportation because this is where the federal transit administration is located, the same agency that just scolded metro again and frontline metro employees are telling us this report is very real. within the metro system, at stations and along the rail lines there are levels of management. tonight a front line metro employee who wished to remain anonymous tells news 4 many metro employees simply aren't following their inspection
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careless issues and it's also making first responders anxious. >> those are all things that can lead to us not being able to do our job or worse, losing our lives. >> reporter: ed smith is the president of the d.c. firefighters association. he says he was shocked when he read the most recent list of safety concerns. empty fire extinguish aerrs in tunnels. high-voltage third rail covers left uncovered and telephone that provide critical communication out of order. trains going too fast near track workers. >> all these little, little safety issues end up building up into one tragic moment is what happens and it's troubling. >> the federal transit administration which has been conducting a safety blitz on metro in recent weeks uncovered these issues and they've ordered metro to fix the problems immediately. metro's gm paul wiedefeld just hered a safety officer from new york city. wiedefeld believes he will have an impact. >> basically, he's
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he understands that. so there's nothing probably he hasn't seen and he brings that to the table which i think is very valuable. >> for right now, safety is the most valuable commodity that metro can acquire. >> reporter: metro tells us they're working to immediately fix all of the issues detailed in this report, doreen. >> adam, it's shocking to hear about all those problems still taking place after the deadly tunnel accident of a year ago. can the feds -- what can they do to make sure that metro complies with the safety rules? >>. >> right. so there is something that the federal transit administration can do to metro. they can withhold funds when it comes to a project they want to get going to metro's mission to get back on their feet. they can't fire anyone and make
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funds. >> thank you, adam. >> in two weeks, federal investigators will reveal new information about the plaza smoke incident. a woman was killed and more than 90 injured when they got stuck in a train in a smoke-filled tunnel in 2015. the ntsb expects to name a cause at the next board meeting of may 3rd. >> today marks one year since freddie gray died which set off riots in baltimore. >> he died after he suffered injuries to his spine and neck which investigators say he sustained in the back of the police van. >> as investigators, maed date with rallies and vigils, city leaders are highlighting the changes they've made and baltimore mayor fired the police commissioner and they adopted body cameras. activism has increased throughout the city and baltimore has changed the way officers are trained. >> prosecutors try officer wi
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jury could aren't reach a verdict and it ended in a mistrial. so that delayed the other five trials and officer edward mirro is scheduled to go on trial next month and they awarded his relatives $6 million. tonight an outpouring of support to tell you about after we reported on an elderly veteran who was evicted from his room. many of you called our newsroom wanting to help robert lawton of fort washington. he was evicted from his home last week because his homeowner's insurance had not been paid and that's a requirement for the reverse mortgage he had on the house. the baptist church has set up a go fund me page for lawton and you can search for it, and search for veteran evicted. >> nice to know there are good samaritans out there. a local mom with seven kids has launched a unique clothing store while living in a homeless shelter and she's using herwn
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news 4's mark segraves takes us inside evelyn's closet. >> she's a single mom raising seven sons. shanty morgan palmer lost her job of 12 years and tried to find another one, but she ended up homeless. >> no phone calls. rejection after rejection led me to break down and before i gave up god reminded me of evelyn's closet. >> evelyn's closet was an idea she had back when she was working. she wanted to start a clothing store where women in need could get clothes for free. >> hoping that by providing the vital and essential clean clothing that we could help families save money for other things. >> using her last tax refund check she rented out space in a northeast community center and convinced local shops to donate clothes. >> i one day want to own and operate my own facility where i can open it up from monday through friday and i can take in as many clothing donations as possible. while
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others who need it, now she's going to get a little help herself. a local congregation is going to mentor her so that she can take evelyn's closet and her family to the next level. >> we'll be matching her this saturday with a local congregation that will help her with budgeting and will help her with her vision for her business and will help her with whatever she needs. we are there to meet her needs. >> anyone who has met her knows it's unlikely she'll give up any time soon. >> even though my circumstances are set up for me to break, this right here made me stronger than ever. i'm not going to cry. >> in the district, mark segraves, news 4. >> she's in a tough situation to help a lot of other people. >> i would not bet against her. >> me either. >> here's chris gordon with a look at what's coming up next. ahead, reaction. after the
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a congressional committee. >> the situation goes from bad to worse in texas. what people are being told not to do amid the rising floodwaters in houston. >> things are looking pretty good in our area and some cloud cover across the region and we haven't seen clouds in close to a week and now we have cooler weather moving in overnight and we'll talk about that, plus our fxt chance
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we're watching developments out of houston where record-setting floods have shut down the nation's fourth largest city. nbc's jay gray reports on how much longer residents will have to stay on alert and out of their homes. >> reporter: for the second straight day much of the houston area is under water. >> everybody has
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and the state of houston will do everything that we can to meet the needs of everyone across the city. >> reporter: major roadways are rivers. public transportation has been shut down and hundreds of cars have been swallowed by the high water. schools are closed, a million students who were told to stay home, though for some that's not safe either. rescue teams have pulled more than 1200 people from their flooded homes as the water continues to rise. >> i'm just glad to be alive. i've lost a lot of things today, but they're just things and they can be replaced, so i'm just happy to be rescued. >> reporter: and as work continues around the clock for first responders, forecasters warn more rain is on the way. the biggest mistake anybody can make is to assume that the worst has passed. >> the governor has declared a state of emergency in nine texas counties and in many of those affected areas, flood warnings and watches are still in effect and will be through early wednesday morning. jay gray, nbc
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nearly four years after being shot on the battlefield, the soldier has been given a piece of equipment that saved his life. staff sergeant lewis was hit by gun fire in afghanistan in october 2012 and his helmet stopped the bullet and the impact was so hard he was knocked to the ground. willis said he didn't realize he'd been shot until later. >> i just knew i had a ringing in my ear and a slight headache. >> originally, it was like a flash bang or something to where it just -- hits you without you knowing it was there and just knocked me over and that's what it sounded like to me. >> that is staff sergeant thalamus lewis and today's ceremony was held in aberdeen life-saving est protective helmet. ahead, recruiting students for gangs. why there
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danger inside one local high school. one woman is demanding millions of dollars
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but sierra club chooses jamie raskin for congress they all talk about climate change. because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. >> a congressional committee is taking a closer look at president obama's immigration policies. in doing so, it called to capitol hill the sheriff of frederick county, maryland. the sheriff has been known for speakou
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believes they're contributing to a growing gang problem in the county. chris gordon reports that goings are now recruiting in schools. >> reporter: sheriff charles jenkins told this congressional committee he believes undocumented immigrants are responsible for an increase in gang violence in frederick county. >> some of the problems that have started in the communities with the gang presence has now spread into the high schools and some of it into our middle schools and get into local high schools routinely. >> the sheriff is referring to sheriff high school. sheriff jenkins says there are 75 active gangs and he believes that ms-13 gangs are recruiting members in local schools. >> i asked michael dorer if gangs are becoming a problem. >> to the extent
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problem, they're a commune the issue and not a school issue, per se. there are mean community organizations, law enforcement agency, non-profits and government that are working to address the gang issue and we are proud to partner with them. >> these shops are at the central on. >> gang violence has xifexisted among every race not just illegals. gang violence, drug activity. he's just trying to find somewhere to place the blame. >> we are very good people. >> reporting from frederick county, maryland. chris gordon, news 4. transgender students just won a major legal victory in several states including virginia and maryland and it all centers on a high school student in gloucester county, virginia. he identifies as male. and a federal appeals court ruled he can use the boys bathroom even though he was born
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it requires students to use the restrooms that correspond to their biological gender, but the court ruled that policy discriminatory. this also applies to maryland and north carolina which are part of the fourth circuit. a lawsuit is challenging a new carolina law that requires transgender students to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates. closer to home, angry parents are rallying to keep two schools from closing. prince george's county plans to shut down forestville high school and skylionel ementry at the end of the year. officials say they're underpopulated and parents argue the district didn't follow rules from the state's board of education and they plan to rally tonight in upper marlboro. a legal fight over bedbugs. tonight a federal judge will allow a woman to sue the super 8 in albemarle, virginia.
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body after her stay in 2014. they submitted dozens of pages of pest control reports from the year leading up to mcfarland's stay, but in a written opinion the judge said those reports show no indication that the room was inspected to bedbugs prior to mcfarland's visit. >> teaching them a lesson that basically other people probably have complained and they don't do anything about it. >> reporter: the trial is set for july in charlottesville. mcfarland is seeking $5 million in damages. now we're itchy in addition to the pollen, doug. >> no, thank you. >> there was one point when it was almost like a snowstorm and it's all over your cars and all over everything. tree pollen is the only thing that's high right now and it will continue to be. we really need some rain and it's not just the tree pollen that we're dealing with and also the very dry conditions and fire
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and many of these brushfires and there have been a few. and we've got rather breezy conditions, too. >> we'll show you what we're dealing with and we'll take a look at the reston wheelie station out in the silver line and the new building is out there. and the mcdonald's next to the taco bell. i go there every once in a while. you knew that. temperature wise, we're still on the warm side. 76 degrees, and temperatures dropping down to 65 by 11 and many areas will be in the mid to upper 50s and it will be cooler and quicker this evening and 79 in fort belvoir, and 77 in manassas and it went from 73 to 72 and we are going to continue to cool quicker than we have the past few nights and tomorrow night you'll wake up to cool numbers and no rain in storm team 4 radar and it is dry. look at the numbers around the area. 84 in richmond and 86 in virginiach
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bury and the cold front is sliding down to the south so it will be a cool start early tomorrow, but still a very nice day. 49 at 7:00 a.m. and 67 by 11:00 and 71. say good-bye to the 80s and we'll still get up to the low 70s in many locations and we're talking about another great afternoon and 78 on thursday and here comes the chance for a shower activity on friday and not expecting a lot of rain on friday, but keep the umbrella handy. we will see some showers and that's good news. saturday and sunday looking very, very nice and we're not saying 80s are gone forever because look, back here next woke on monday, we see high temperatures at 82. >> we'll look forward to it. thank you, doug. >> coming up in sports, the fallout from a wild ending to the cas' pp
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thing in june. it will be spectacular. >> if we go into june with the caps i will wear this as long as it grows. i am just excited. >> there was a game last night and there was practice today, some good news for the capitals and after the game last night, head coach barry trot summed up this series perfectly between the caps and flyers. trot said his team is concerned about winning the series, after all the fight's cheap shots and talking back and forth through the media, yes, we know the caps want to win, but leaving this series healthy is also very important. there was a scare at the caps' practice today and goalie hopy came on to the ice to start drills and he had to leave after a collision with the teammate. hopy was favoring his left leg and he did not return to practice and his head coach barry trot didn't seem too worried when asked if hopy would miss game four and other teammates didn't seem too concerned. just g
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bit and we'll see where he is tomorrow. >> it was one thing and he needed some rest. no level of concern. >> so just a minor scare for the capitals and the team didn't each call up a replacement for now. the focus remains on closing out this series with the flyers. carol maloney has more on the caps hoping to make franchise history. >> when the caps come out of this tunnel tomorrow night, history tells them they have a 98% chance of closing out the series, but in that 2%, a flyers team. caps don't think that will happen this time around because of the guys on this bench. >> and after any period, whether it's been really good, really bad or just middle of the road, we still have the same attitude coming up in the next period and it's right back at square one. we could be up 4-0 and down 4-0 and we're still with the right attitude and that's a pretty cool feeling that i haven't had before.
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[000:55:59;00] win and we want to keep it going and we realize there is an opportunity, but we hate losing more than we like winning and we realize we could play better. >> better without one of their best. his likely replacement, mike webber sounds ready to contribute. >> when you have a chance to close out a team and you need to step on the throat and end it and you can't give it any breadth and any life and that's the mindset. >> it's a proud organization and a proud group of players and they'll get their best effort tomorrow and we don't expect anything different and we'll try to have our best effort ready for them? red for anything in this building. so game three, the giveaway bracelets didn't work out, but tomorrow night, game four maybe tissues will come in handy. practical, not dangerous. in philadelphia, carol maloney, news 4 sports.
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>> thank you so much, carol. gre by the way. >> you know she only did that in an empty flyers stadium. she wouldn't do that with the fans anywhere near you. >> absolutely. a fallout, minute plenty of fa between the capitals and flyers especially from flyers forward pierre edward belmar. he has been suspended for game four for this hit on dmrit ri. he hits orloff from behind and very dangerous play and orloff was not seriously hurt. after belmar was tossed, that's when fans started to throw the wrist bands on to the ice. >> it earned the team a delay of game penalty and some appreciate how passionate the fans are in philadelphia and others calling their actions completely unnecessary.
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>> it's a tough >> m >> no wrist bands for game four. >> thank you, jason. that's our news for now. nc nightlyews is coming up
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