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>> good morning, angie. it will be a nice day to be outside today. weather headlines, no matter what you want to do, the weather won't mess with you at all. 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. but nowhere near the wind or cloud cover. dry for today and tomorrow. tracking the chance for some rain showers, maybe a thunderstorm coming up on friday afternoon, but i'm liking the weekend forecast and think you will, too. i will show it to you at 6:21. pockets of upper 30s in northern maryland from gaithersburg to frederick, mid to upper 30s. but mid-40s for much of northern virginia and near 50 degrees in the nearby suburbs. the next 24 hours look this way, 54 degrees at 7:00 a.m. by 7:00 p.m., 63 degrees. the weekend forecast is just ahead. breaking news continues in first 4 traffic, where is the trouble now? breaking news, chopper 4 just got over
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parkway. we have a three-and-a-half mile backup headed inbound. 395 north at duke street is cleared out of the way. both the road work and accident cleared out of the way. we still have a two-mile backup there this morning. the outer loop ramp to connecticut avenue, we have an accident just popping up there. and 270 near 80 is seeing the left shoulder blocked due to a crash. otherwise, we're going to take a look here at some travel times coming up in about ten minutes. eun? thank you, melissa. a developing story this morning that has now been seven days since family members have heard from fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. darcy spencer has more on the search. darcy? >> reporter: well, good morning, eun. the search efforts will continue first thing this morning at
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shenandoah national park. we'll go ahead and show you a map of the area where they are continuing the search for the fifth day today. it is very difficult terrain, very rocky. they are searching a ten-mile area around whiteoak canyon trail. we'll show you a picture of the woman they are looking for. nicole mittendorff was reported missing on friday. her car was found saturday evening. authorities say at this point there's no sign of foul play but there's a lot of concern from her family, from friends, from coworkers that she has not been found. she's been described as a very dedicated and hard-working firefighter here at station 32 in fairfax county. her husband is a state police sergeant and made an emotional appeal for her safe return yesterday and thanked the searchers. >> i would like to thank the over 10,000 visitors who have liked our facebook site find
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her disappearance by sharing this site among other fellow facebookers. now a prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7:30 this evening here at station 32 on burke center parkway in fairfax county. back to you. >> darcy, thank you. it's 6:03. today family, friends and colleagues will attend the funeral of a prince georges county firefighter killed in the line of duty. john ulmschneider was shot and killed when trying to get into a home of a person he thought was having a medical emergency. the homeowner thought someone was breaking into his house and he opened fire. firefighters in baltimore city will respond to emergency calls today in prince george's county so local firefighters can attend the funeral. virginia lawmakers reconvene
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consider a plan to hide the identity of pharmacies that supply execution drugs. the virginia attorney general thinks the proposal would not violate federal law. religious leaders have been rallying against this plan. >> to anyone asking why, why it's such a big deal, i would say, well, you deal with that, you be isolateded from a one specific location and have you branded as someone who is not fit for that location and see how you feel about it. >> a win this morning for transgender students like this young man you just heard from, gavin grimm challenged his school's policy in gloucester county, virginia, requiring students to use either the reese room that corresponds with their biological gender or private restroom. an appeals court upheld federal regulations to require public schools to treat transgender students consistently with their gender identity. the ruling appli
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and four other states including north carolina. it likely means that state's recently passed transgender bathroom law cannot be enforced in public schools including colleges and universities. >> we have individuals that are very happy there's liberation and also individuals that are uncomfortable. >> yesterday's ruling is far from set in stone. the gloucester county school board can appeal to a higher appeals court. the case is so controversial it could eventually go all the way to the supreme court. it's 6:05. a major development in the flint water crisis. three people are going to face criminal charges for lead in the town's water. michigan's government is accusing two state regulators and a flint employee. they will face a misdemeanor and felony charges including obstruction of utility property and evidence tampering. the michigan attorney general is expected to announce those charges and the full details later this afternoon. it is impossible to c
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us. that is what donald trump is saying after a huge win in new york. hillary clinton dominated as well saying it's inevitable she's going to be the democratic nominee come november. clinton needs fewer than 500 delegates to take the party's nomination. 177 new delegates from new york, clinton now has 1,885 compared to bernie sanders 1,190. and trump is expanding his delegate lead to more than 250 delegates. he now has 844 compared to senator ted cruz's 559 and governor kasich is way behind. trump is now the only gop candidate with a chance of clenching the party's nomination before the gop convention. he won by so much in new york there aren't enough delegates in future contests for either cruz or kasich to reach the 1,237 number they need to win the gop nomination. their only hope is to force
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contested convention. next up voters in maryland will have their say. maryland is one of five states holding their primary this tuesday, april 26. trump and clinton are polling far ahead in the three states offering the majority and next week's available delegates. maryland voters hoping to vote early have until tomorrow to get that done. it is 6:07. the caps play in the big game for tonight. we have a chance to sweep the philadelphia flyers who won't have one of their fwhards for the game. we are watching our goalie's status. he left practice with what would be a leg injury. we'll see, that in could be a huge loss. he hopes to be able to play, though. the game is at 7:00. rock the red, go caps. we would
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wins don't matter, we want the stanley cup and need to bring it to d.c. >> at the end of the day, that is what matters. it just dropped from the sky. witnesses recalling what they saw of a small plane crashing near the chesapeake bay bridge. two people died. also ahead, it is just a one-word difference but we'll show you why d.c. wants to tweet the slogan displayed on city license plates. more clear skies. >> isn't that pretty? >> there's the sunrise this wednesday. as you get ready to leave for work, tom kierein is here to show you what to expect
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deck where we are checking the temperature on the washington app. it's only at 49 degrees. need a warm coat starting off this morning. thankfully, we have a calm wind. here's how the commute is looking. we'll have dry pavement and you'll be driving right into the sun in the next half hour with the sun coming up. we'll be in the mid-50s over the next couple of hours. and then by the afternoon, nice change, bright sunshine, a cooler day. afternoon highs reaching the low 70s with low humidity. and coming up in ten minutes, chuck will look to your weekend. and now we'll take a look at traffic trouble on the roads, melissa. breaking news right now on the roads, tom. take a look at chopper 4 over this problem, about a three-mile backup here 50 westbound here approaching 295 and bw parkway. it looks a little better than it did, but we are still seeing backups. 395 northbound at duke street, everything is out of the way on 395 with the earlier crash and road work. still we are pretty slow here this morning. as far as travel times, 270
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you're on time. 95 to 270, your tapping the brakes. 95 quantity co to the beltway, you're late there with report of a new accident. listen to 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. there were yellow and blue flames, i guess it was fuel-fed. >> i grabbed a fire extinguisher and tried to put the flames out but they were both already gone. >> we're working to find out more about a man and woman who died after witnesses say their plane just dropped out of the sky and exploded into flames. the plane went down yesterday in stephensville 200 yards short of the bay bridge airport runway. it's in queen anne's county near the chesapeake bridge. both the ntsa and the faa were on the site yesterday to begin their investigation. maryland state police say the plane was a
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one you see here. it belonged to a flight training group based near the airport called chesapeake port pilot. the man associated with the group says no students were on board at the time of the crash. and the smoke incident that happened in january 2015 will be determining the cause. many were injured when smoke filled their train. power was lost to the rail and the train could not get back to the station. france wants to extend their state of emergency another two months. the state of emergency expands police powers that was set in place after the deadly november attacks in paris. leaders say the plan is needed because of the two high-profile sporting events coming up. the european soccer tournament and the tour de france this summer. the images a
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look at. 17 years later marks the day of the massacre at columbine high school in littleton, colorado. two teenagers went on a shooting spree there killing 13 and hurting 20 others. now the denver school district plans to arm its security guards with rifles. the unprecedented move as it responds to mass violence that has been seen across the country. good morning, i'm erika at the news desk. the death toll has risen again, 525 people are dead as a result of ecuador's 7.2 magnitude earthquake. and new this morning, a 6.1 aftershock for a community already beaten down by the devastation around them. 200 people are still missing and rescuers are feverishly searching for any signs of life. angie, back to you. thank you. it's 6:15. another sad number to report. the death tol a
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in japan. 48 people killed from the quakes there last week. search crews found a man's body in a landslide yesterday. japan has been hit with lots of aftershocks since the earthquake. three people are still missing today. a 19-year-old man is facing charges in connection with a deadly stabbing. john mercotto was charged with murder in alexandria county. the police are still trying to figure out the connection between the two men. and charles sims is charged in connection to the shooting death of arthur baldwin. officers found baldwin shot multiple times on south capitol and first streets last december. baldwin worked with the she secret service but was suspended at the time. the investigators believe the motive may have been robbery. and in news4 your health, cutting down on the time you sit down at work may
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fat. researchers at the university of southern denmark say that reducing your sitting time can cut down your risk of chronic diseases. 300 workers were tested by using sitting and standing desks after just one month. those using standing desks lost over half a percent of body fat. well, more and more of you are skipping your breakfast cereals. researchers from the global research firm say less are snacking on bars and yogurt for breakfast. it's quicker to take it to go. cereal sales have fallen steady since 2011. children are the biggest consumers of cereal. and a lot of people who can eat the big bowls like this and put the whole box in right now, only about half of 2 to 11-year-olds opt for cereal to start their day. there are a lot of studies about choosing healthy options and sometimes cereal doesn't make the list. >> i must be a child at heart because i still snack out of the
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it's an all day affair. >> cookie crisp. yum, what a treat. okay. so in other news, students in montgomery county schools will get an extra school day because of the snow. the last day of class will now officially be on monday, june 20th. that's just one day later than was previously scheduled. montgomery county missed six days because of bad weather this winter. only four days were already built into the school year. speaking of weather, we want to send things over to storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell to find out what kind of day we're having. a much cooler day, you can tell the difference. >> no snow talk here. we are talking sunglasses. >> that's true, we are talking sunglasses. it's the middle of april, after all. but i love to look at the snow video from the big blizzard back in january. those were the days, weren't they? i know, a lot of people are done with winter. as we head into spring, it's tulip and dogwood season in the nation's capital. a mostly clear sky out there this morning. the sun just about ready
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sneak over the horizon on what should be a flawless day to be outside and enjoying the weather. cooling breezes, those winds came back around to the north overnight behind that cool front. so it will be about 10 degrees cooler this afternoon than yesterday. back with sunshine and staying dry for today and for tomorrow. temperatures today, roughly in the low to mid-70s. the average high now is 69. and all of the next seven days will be above average. in fact, we might even be near 80 degrees. one or two more times in the next seven days. so no real cool air in site after a relatively chilly nine or ten days for the month of april. right now, a little cool here early this morning in pockets. 34 in new market and mount ayr, maryland. 39 in germantown. 45 in manassas. 47 in stafford and quantico. not a bad way to get the day started. here's the way the planner looks, 40s and 50s early this morning. we are in the mid to upper 60s by lunchtime and low to mid-70s for highs today. the sun is up in a few minutes
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and we are getting close to the 8:00 sunsets. the only real knock on the day is it's going to be another day with high tree pollen to it there. so allergy sufferers, i'm with you. i'm addicted to my claritin this time of the year. what about a chance for showers on friday? we'll detail that later in the show, but all eyes toward the weekend saturday and sunday both. could have clouds around early in the day on saturday, but saturday afternoon, saturday night and sunday will all be dry. melissa mollet, breaking news continues in first 4 traffic. breaking news, 395 northbound at duke street has a two-and-a-half mile backup headed inbound because of a couple of earlier issues there in that area. something else we're also adding to this, 66 is fine but look at this. 95 northbound we have a disabled vehicle before the beltway. so sort of stretching this delay even longer than it was here this morning. 50 westbound at bw parkway is hanging around but getting better. that crash is cleared out of the
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270 southbound after 80, the left shoulder is blocked by the crash there and the outer loop ranch to connecticut avenue, we had the crash and now it's gone. you can see top of the beltway looking quite good. we have chopper on the way so that problem on 395 just getting a higher view, higher vantage point. chopper 4 thereby will in a little bit. we'll have that the 5at 6:31. thank you, melissa. many are describing crystal city this way that have people sounding off. and cracking down on cyclists in too much of a hurry. why police say they are creating dangerous conditions on a popularecreation trail. r
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know, we're his kids. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message. i'll take on the republicans for all of us. most of the d.c. council wants to change how the license plate looks. right now the phrase on the plates reads, taxation without representation. 11 of the 13 council members yesterday said they wanted to add the word
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taxation without representation. this pleats could be available next year. >> a homeless mom of seven started a new charity to help families who need it the most. but now she's asking for your help. news4's mark segraves tells us about evelyn's closet and its special mission. >> reporter: it's a small space in a community center here in northeast washington where one woman has started a shop where families in need can come for clothing, for shoes and just for support. >> we need help. the community is in a crisis. and if somebody doesn't stand up we're going the lose. >> reporter: one thing for sure, they will walk out with a little bit of love. this woman is a single mom, she's living in a shelter and she has no job. but last year she took what little money she had and she started this venture, evelyn's
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helps women in need. but there's a problem, she's running out of money and she's running out of space. and that's where you can help. go to the nbc washington app and we'll show you how you can help out evelyn's close et. in the district, i'm mark segraves, news4. a lot of people are talking about crystal city. in fact, it was the number one trending topic in our area for a while yesterday. that's because "the new york times" did a story about crystal city comparing it to brooklyn. that's right. people around here weren't amused. a lot of you tweeting saying it was the worst comparison ever and some just asked "the new york times" to, quote, just stop writing about d.c. and a lot of people try to compare new york and washington, d.c. and we understand it, they are two of the biggest cities in the country, but they are completely different. >> so different. >> when you compare our neighborhoods and restaurant scene and everything else, let's
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york is new york. both great cities. let us be, right? let us be. a lot of people are up in arms, though. a warning police want parents to stay on alert for. a growing drug trend among teenagers that has many of them concerned. and rocking the red. we'll tell you where you can watch tonight's game with a few thousand other fans and your friends. and breaking news on the roads right now, a big backup on et5 strching down 95.
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keeping you safe when you use the popular circle trail. police are cracking down on cyclists creating dangerous conditions. but first, storm team 4 is helping you get ready for the day ahead. you may find it a little chilly as you step outside, but it's not going to stay cold for long. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here with four things to know. hey, chuck. good morning. here's a
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this is our eighth day in a row without rain. tomorrow will be nine but rain chances are back on friday. turning briefly cooler, we were at 84 yesterday. we'll be 10 degrees cooler than that today. friday's rain drops could come with a rumble or two of thunder. on the way out the door this morning, 40s and low 50s now as you plan to go out for your walk or jog. temperatures very good walking and jogging weather here early this morning. the highs later on this afternoon, mostly in the low to mid-70s. plenty of sunshine. tom's got the school-day forecast coming up in ten. here's melissa mollet with your first 4 traffic. breaking news, chopper 4 is over the problem on 395 inbound. we are backed up again. we are backed up for three-and-a-half miles. it's slow inbound crossing over 95 to get onto 395. here's another shot at duke street where the original problem was. that problem is out of the way but it is still really slow on
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66 looking quite fine right now. southbound 270 after 80, the left shoulder is blocked by the crash and we are seeing slowdowns there. we still have a crash here this morning. a big look at the beltway looking typical. travel times in ten minutes. good morning. we are just getting word, president obama has landed in saudi arabia. the commander in chief there to meet with the saudi king before attending a gulf cooperation council summit. the president will then head to london and germany. at the live desk, i'm erika. whether you are going for a quiet walk or run, you may start seeing police on the trail. they are warning cyclists. maryland national capital police say bikers are going too fast even though the speed limit is 15 miles an hour. in fact, cyclists should be going slower when it's crowde
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people. >> it changes the way the older people in the neighborhood, they won't come down here anymore. whereas they used to use this all the time. they're afraid. >> police say it's best for pedestrians not to wear ear buds so they can hear other people approaching on bikes. tens of thousands of cyclists and tens of thousands of pedestrians on foot used the the trail in the busy months. today a teenager charged in the stabbing death of a relative heads to court. arlington county police say that dennis adams was stabbed by a 17-year-old relative earlier this month at a house in arlington. the name of the teenager has not been released. a domestic dispute led to that stabbing. police in fairfax county are warning about a marijuana derivative growing popular among high school students. it is often referred to as hash and is a strong resin extracted from the marijuana plant.
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substance is highly concentrated. the fairfax county police say the side effects from the drugs can cause what loohallucination attacks and violent behavior. and freddie grey is the baltimore man who prosecutors say died because of his injuries he sustain in the back of a police van. prosecutors are enforcing their request that garrett miller testify at officer edward niro's trial. they were the bike officers who first arrested gray. six baltimore police officers face charge miss the april 2016 incident. april 2015 incident. if you use payday online, the money you borrow isn't always making it to your bank account on time increasing the chances that you get hit with overdraft fees. consumer financial protection bureaus say that half of the borrowers wind up paying about $185 in bank fees. about a third of
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penalized have their accounts temporarily closed. d.c. workers do get some of their salaries from tips and could soon get a boost in pay. right now the minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.70. mayor muriel bowser proposed to raise it to $7.50 over the next year. mayor bowser already proposed raising the regular minimum wage to $15 by 2020. d.c. council members are saying no to the use of marijuana in the city. they turned down the proposal yesterday 7-6. right now congress prohibits the city from regulating or taxing the sale of marijuana. the council members say that factors into their votes. also, mayor murder y'all boiel it would be difficult to monitor. the quest for the cup, the caps will take to the ice a
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just the thought of winning the cup has fans more than excited. it could be a sweep if we win. >> kristin wright is live at the verizon center where they are preparing for a huge fan viewing party. hey, kristin. >> reporter: hey, good morning. that's right. you know, i wish i had a broom this morning because the capitals might possibly sweep the flyers tonight. game four in philly. and you're invited to really a huge watch party tonight at verizon center. the capitals have a 3-0 series lead. so tonight is big. doors open at 6:00 and the puck drops at 7:00. the game will be up on the jumbo-tron so a lot of fun. the watch party is free so fans, okay, they are feeling pretty good right now and just hoping that this time is going to be different for the caps.
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>> well, i am hoping they are. >> yay, they better win! caps, caps, caps, yay! >> reporter: the capitals iced the flyers monday night 6-1. hopefully they can do it again tonight. tonight is your chance to come to the verizon center and support from home. go caps. back to you. >> go caps, that sounds like something i would say. i like how the fans are keeping it clean this morning, yeah. >> go caps for sure. thank you, kristin. a huge court victory for the transgender community. how the ruling impacts schools in our area and across the country. plus, we are watching developments out of texas right now where people were really hit hard by all that flooding and they are bracing now for more potential high water. the potential threat in the day ahead. beautiful conditions in our area as we take a live look here at national harbor. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is helping to get your kids ready for the scol ho
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welcome back. a fun day for the kids, but maybe a little distracting for some of the parents. it is take your kid to work day. first lady michelle obama plans to honor the tradition this year hosting children at the executive office. many of them are kids of parents who work there in the oval office or from the big brothers/big sisters program. how is it feeling out there, tom? >> it is certainly chilly but i'm here on the lawn of nbc4 in northwest washington under a royal blue sky. we have a light wind starting off early this wednesday morning. at the bus stop, layer up. there's quite a chill in the air. the sun has been up for about 20 minutes and it will be hovering in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees for another hour or so. then it will jump into the mis
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so recess time should be great outdoors. and a light wind today. the low 70s at dismissal time. there's pollen in the air as well. melissa has big trouble on 395. breaking news, chopper 4 over the problem on inbound 395 jammed from the earlier problem at duke street. also, blue line delays to franconia-springfield because of the dysfunction at king street. 270 south to the spur is slow at 15 minutes. you can see it's a little delayed. 66 headed into town is just fine. 95 north quantico to the beltway is slow because of the disabled vehicle. before you hit the beltway in the northbound lane, listen to our friends on 103.5 p.m. when you hop in your car. one week later no sign of a missing virginia firefighter. how a community is showing support as we wait
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plus, we are breaking down the race for the white house for you this morning. after a big win for donald trump and hillary clinton, nbc news' peter alexander will show us what the results mean for the ovmpaigns m
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♪ music plays ♪ music plays ♪ music plays right now we are watching a pair of developing stories including a firefighter who has been missing for one wek.
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working on to get you up the minute you're up. but first, storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has more on his forecast and the need for sunscreen today. absolutely right. the strong april sun will get you if you are not careful, spf 30 or higherme ehigher. i'm not worried about today or tomorrow but i'm worried about the friday afternoon plans. we'll check on the next chance for rain coming up. and delays on inbound near the duke street area. and we have a blue line delay near franconia-springfield this morning. and a developing story, it's been seven days since family members have heard from fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. darcy spencer has more on this
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darcy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. today is day five of the search at shenandoah national park. here's a map of the area where the search is taking place. it got underway early this morning. it's a ten-mile area. tough terrain, very heavily wooded and rocky. nicole mittendorff was reported missing last friday and her car was found inside the park area saturday evening. authorities are stressing there was no sign of foul play but obviously a lot of concern to the dedicated firefighter and hard worker here at station 32 in fairfax county. a candlelight vigil is being held here tonight at her fire station at 7:30 here on burke center parkway in fairfax county. we are told that firefighters who work her shift will be here tonight. back to you. >> thank you, darcy. again, there's no
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>> i can think of nowhere that i would rather have this victory. >> the front-runners all but claiming their party's nomination after big wins in new york but the race is far from over. voters in five states go to the polls in less than a week including maryland and pennsylvania. peter alexander is live in philadelphia this morning where some candidates are promising a comeback. peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we are here in front of independence hall. five critical states less than a week away including pennsylvania and maryland. but last night was all about the front-runners. hillary clinton and donald trump with resounding victories, overwhelming numbers we saw. hillary clinton getting more delegates than her own advisers suspected would happen. a 60-point advantage over bernie sanders. but donald trump, the man who was born in queens and made in manhattan. the billionaire appeared more presidential in his rem
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fight ahead and specific about messaging. no more of the talking states and no more lying ted references. he called him senator cruz and is focusing on the election. we'll have more of the striking numbers on the "today" show. 66% of new york democrats said this race has brought their party together, in effect. 59% of republicans say it's divided their party. eun? >> peter alexander live in philadelphia for us this morning, thank you. be sure to tune in today right after "news4 today" for peter's full report. and we mentioned voters in maryland will have their stay in the white house very soon. they are one of the five states holding a primary this tuesday, april 26. trump and clinton are polling far ahead in the three states offering the majority of next week's available delegates. residents hoping to vote early have until tomorrow to get that done. and developing today, three people are about t
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for the flint water crisis. michigan's attorney general is making that announcement this afternoon. we are told that two state regulators and a flint employee are going to face misdemeanor and felony charges including destruction of utility property and tampering with evidence. watch the nbc washington app for all the updates when all of this happens later today. also today, virginia lawmakers will be back in richmond. they will have to consider a plan that would hide the identities of pharmacies that supply execution drugs. virginia's attorney general says that he thinks that the proposal would not violate federal law. the state's governor proposed the measure to deal with the shortage. religious leaders have been allying against this plan. >> to anybody asking why is it such a big deal? i say, you deal with it, you be isolated from a one specific location and have you branded as
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location and see how you feel about it. >> well, there is a bit of peace of mind for transgender students including the young man you just heard from. gavin brim is a student who challenged his school's policy in virginia requiring students to use a restroom that coincides with their biological gender or to have a private bathroom. the ruling applies to five states including virginia and north carolina. it likely means north carolina's recently-passed transgender bathroom law cannot be enforced in public schools including colleges and universities. >> we have individuals that are very happy there's liberation. there's also individuals that are uncomfortable. >> yesterday's decision is definitely not a done deal. the county school board can appeal to
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court. in a case so controversial, it could likely go all the way to the supreme court. developing right now, rain is about to start falling again in texas. more than a thousand homes were flooded in heavy rains over the last several days. there were also lots of water rescues. the houston area and part of louisiana are supposed to get even more rain today. breaking news right now on the roads, 395 inbound we are very slow here. chopper 4 is over that problem with the earlier issue at duke street. now the issue is gone but we have delays hanging around here this morning. you can see the problem, i circleded this on 95 northbound getting onto 395. also, quite slow. we have a brand new crash on the loudoun county parkway near evergreen mills road. we have a crash on the shoulder on 270
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d.c. 295 south at benning road, a crash in the left lane. the beltway overall looking very typical, not bad. prince georges county moving along pretty well. indian head highway northbound approaching the beltway, doing well. atop the beltway, all of that looking very normal. chuck? what a great day it will be outside. the sun's already up. what should you be expecting for today? a nice cooling north breeze. it will be 10 degrees cooler today than yesterday. back into the sunshine. no chance for rain today. the weather will not adversely impact any of your outdoor plan ps today. tomorrow, clouds on the increase, nice and warm but not much of an impact tomorrow. but friday, well, things are a little different on friday, particularly friday afternoon and evening. the best chance for rain is here out of five or six days. here's future weather to time it out. starting at n
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tomorrow, clouds starting to come back into the metro. but we'll be dry in and around the washington area. couldn't rule out a few showers in the shenandoah valley up to northern maryland tomorrow afternoon. but by and large, not much of a rain threat tomorrow. thursday night, skies remain mostly cloudy. here's 8:00 a.m. friday morning. we'll start out dry on friday with just enough sunshine to get us well into the 70s. but by noon on friday, here comes the rain chances on i-81 about lunchtime. by 4:00, those rain chances come right into the metro. heaviest of the rain impacting the beltway between 4:00 and 9:00 friday afternoon into friday evening. things should be out of here in time for the beginning of the weekend. here's your whole seven-day forecast, sunny, 74 today. 78 tomorrow and dry. increasing clouds thursday night. best chance for rain is friday. the weekend, though, looks great. highs in the 70s. back to near 80 degrees by monday of next week. thank you, chuck. all right. it is a big game for the c
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without one of their players. one was suspended for a hard hit yesterday. he went face first into the wall. the caps win and move on to the next round which won't start for another week. the game is 7:00 tonight in philadelphia. go cavs. and the washington capitals are looking for a game tonight in game four in the first series of the playoffs as they eye the stanley cup. >> and kristin wright is live at verizon center this morning where fans will get together for a huge watch party. but you've already found some fans, right? >> we did and they are excited. there's a first time for everything. if the capitals win tonight, they are one huge step closer to the stanley cup. so game four tonight in philly. you're invited to the watch party at verizon center with the doors opening at 6:00, the puck
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right now the capitals have that 3-0 series lead so fans are feeling good. they hope the capitals can doing it. >> i would say nothing is possible. if you have the drive, you can do it. >> reporter: so the hope is that the team feels the love from here as he's -- they're getting ready for tonight. and hillary clinton and donald trump won the primaries yesterday in new york. in less than a week, five states will vote including maryland. more troubles news in ecuador with the country hit by a 6.1 aftershock this morning after this weekend's giant earthquake. hundreds are still missing and 525 people so far have died. three people are about to face felony charges for the flint crisis.
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michigan. two state regulators and a flint employee are accused of hampering with evidence among other things. a prayer vigil will be held tonight for a missing fairfax county firefighter. the search continues today for nicole mittendorff. it's been seven days since any of her family has heard from her. don't forget the sunglasses. >> no, the sunglasses and sunblock today with highs in the 70s. >> thank you for joining us, everybody. we hope we helped youet over g but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons.
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good morning. decisive victories. donald trump and hillary clinton walk away with big wins in new york. both now talking like the general election is set. >> we don't have much of a race anymore. >> the race for the democratic nomination is in the homestretch and victory is in sight. >> so have new york values ended the race for cruz? what about kasich and sanders? our decision 2016 team weighs in on the road ahead. breaking this morning. president obama touching down in saudi arabia amid tensions between the two nations. and renewed speculation over whether the kingdom played a role in

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