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>> i've been working on it almost since i got here because i thought it was time for it to change. >> which woman will soon appear on your money and why the change is one of many. first at 4, saying one last good-bye to a fallen firefighter. >> hundreds are gathering for the final farewell of john you will m schneideschneid -- ulmsc. >> reporter: there were so many people here today for the funeral mass that they could not all fit into the church, so what most people opted to do was to stand outside listening to the loud speaker and follow along with the ceremony. the ulmschneider family arrived
37-year-old john skillet ulmschneider was shot and killed in the line of duty. kevin swain was shot and injured friday evening. a homeowner opened fire shooting the two firefighters and his own brother who was with them at the time. the homeowner has not been charged. he told police he thought someone was breaking into his home. what happened that night is still under investigation and very much on the minds of the firefighters and friends who were there to the funeral for ulmschneider today. >> you start thinking who knows what's there. >> reporter: during his remarks, the fire chief promoted you w l ulmschneider to lieutenant. >>
shedding new light on a similar incident a few months ago in montgomery county. firefighters were checking on a smoke incident at a burtonville apartment building. after knocking and yelling, they forced their way into an apartment, but a woman who had been sleeping on a sofa pointed a gun at them. a firefighter from fairfax county has disappeared, and now we're learning new details about the hours before she went missing. nicole mittendorff's family says they need legal help to access her cell phone data. today the fairfax county fire chief confirmed nicole called in sick last wednesday, which is the last day her family heard from her. search teaming are combing the shenandoah for the fifth day. you saw this first in the
police have identified the two people who died in tuesday's plane crash. richard hess was piloting the small plane and janet metz was his passenger. their plane crashed into an open field in stevensville just a couple hundred yards short of the runway. federal authorities are still investigating what went wrong. montgomery county's top prosecutor is battling a new opponent today. he's battling cancer. state's attorney john mccarthy announced he's been diagnosed with cancer of the neck. doctors at johns hopkins will be treating him. he does plan to take medical leave after undergoing surgery. during that time, the deputy states attorneys will step up to lead the office. mccarthy says he's confident he'll be completely recovered by summer. new at 4:00, bold and potentially dangerous. that's how arlington police are describing the man they're looking for
yorktown area. the suspect tried to lure three kids into the back of his truck. >> reporter: we're in the yorktown section of arlington, and if you come out to this area today, you're going to notice what we've seen. two more police out here. they're patrolling after two incidents yesterday involving a stranger and three children. the first happened right here at 30th and florida. two little girls were playing here, according to police, when a guy comes driving by in a pickup truck, tries to wave them over. they decide to go the other direction, but that guy keeps on driving. he drives right up 30th, goes towards yorktown high school. it's there an 8-year-old boy was walking home. the man tried to get the little boy to go into his car. the little boy turned away and ran the other direction. at 5:00, we're going to give you the full description of that vehicle so you can be on the lookout for it. you're going to hear how
news 4. prince george's county firefighters are trying to figure out how a two-alarm fire started inside this apartment building. emergency crews rushed to district heights around 2:30 this morning. they could see smoke on silver hill court. the big wins by donald trump and hillary clinton in new york were expected, but that didn't make the victories any less impressive. clinton beat senator bernie sanders by 16 points. that makes sanders improbable run for the nomination nearly impossible at this point. donald trump beat governor john kasich by 35 points, but he did have an embarrassing setback. kasich beat him in trump's home county. senator ted cruz finished a distant third last night, but he thinks the nmi
convention. cruz spoke in pennsylvania today and he mocked trump's new york win. cruz said no one is reaching the 1237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. pennsylvania is one of five states that will be voting next tuesday. 118 delegates on the democratic side, 38 on the gop side up for grabs here. the other states holding primaries on tuesday are connecticut, delaware, and rhode island. the race for maryland's open senate seat is heating up. today democratic representatives donna edwards and chris van hollhol hollen heated up. >> reporter: they both spoke on stage. >> i always stand on the side of american wke
stand on the side of organized workers. >> and you don't get a tax deduction or bonuses to executives if you don't give your workers a big pay hike. >> reporter: both candidates claim to have the support of labor. back to you. well, no surprise to anyone out there. we live in one of the most traffic choked cities in the country. first at 4:00, why it's not necessarily getting worse, even though more and more people are moving here. and we're tracking the warm temperatures across our region and the shower activity back to the west. yes, some rain finally. we'll talk about that coming up in a minute. plus, who's about to be in your wallet? the woman just chosen to be on
the library. >> some house democrats want members of congress to hold a hearing on gun violence within ten days of the moment of silence. more than 100 democrats have cosponsored the resolution. first at 4:00, it's a story you've probably seen pop up on your facebook feed. some of the money in your wallet right now is about to look a lot different. >> harriet tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. jack lou made the announcement after a year of asking for feedback from the public. tubman replaces andrew jackson. she's the first woman to grace a bill. originally, they were going to put a woman's face on the 10. the public asked that alexander hamilton stay on the 10. there will be made changes made to the backs of the 10
dollar bills. >> we're going to bring to life the lincoln memorial with iconic events that have really changed our country. >> tom sherwood is on the streets of washington today asking what you think about the announcement. we'll have his reaction in the next hour. here's something you don't hear all the time. good news about our traffic. the silver lining that could pave the way for an easier commute. and baltimore is marking one year since a death in police custody that caused so much turmoil here and across delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods
getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall
for many of us. transportation experts say although more and more people have moved into the washington region the traffic hasn't necessarily spiked and that's because a lot of people are choosing to telework. >> we are live in the district. adam, you've been digging into this new report. what's your takeaway? >> reporter: our entire region needs to embrace telework in a bigger way. if you go back to 2007, 20% of the commuters in this region were teleworking or telecommuting. now that number is 7%. we now know what that commute is like on friday morning. it is absolutely glorious because you can just get around. that's a
choose to telework. more and more people are embracing that and that's having a positive impact on the commute overall. >> does this in any way mean we're better prepared for major events like a blizzard or a metro shutdown? >> reporter: absolutely. you've all been able to figure out how you're going to work from home remotely. during the metro shutdown, that was predicted to be a catastrophe. that didn't materialize. people now have this plan b that allows them to work from home and work remotely. >> has anybo >> as anybody knows, there's still plenty of cars out there on the road. what are the trends showing in terms of the traffic out the there? >> reporter: take a look at 14th street behind me tonight. absolutely loaded up out here tonight. it's not saying there's a
of traffic out here, but it's saying more and more people have moved into our region and continue to move into our region. but the traffic hasn't necessarily increased on the roads because people have other options to get around like telework. that's a very important factor to remember in all of this, guys. >> thanks adam. great weather again today, but we sure are dry. >> we have been on the dry side, guys. you may have noticed adam has his beard going on there too. we're doing this for the capitals game tonight. we cannot wait. hopefully they close it out there in philadelphia. we're trying to raise money growing these beards out. we're going to be doing it all the way through the end of the playoffs. let's take a look outside right now. we mentioned the lack of rainfall. we definitely need to see some. right now everything is on the green side for sure. it's another beautiful afternoon. high temperatures high0s
around the rest of the area, we're warmer just off to the west. 73 leesburg. only 63 right now in annapolis, but we are seeing a very nice afternoon. the allergies are still extremely high for trees. that's really the only allergies that we have, but that's enough. we have a lot of pollen out there for sure. we need to see some rain. there's nothing out there now, but as we move on through the next 24 hours we're going to start to see things change just a bit. not a cloud in the sky. once again, we are high and dry from boston all the way to raleigh. here's that storm system that's been sitting and spinning back to the west for quite sometime now. all the rain towards houston, they just saw another bout of heavy rain and thunderstorms. this system will finally start to move our way, and it will give us a chance for rain. that rain coming to us during the day on friday. early friday morning, here's 7:00 in the
dry. we're not anticipating a lot of rain from this system. yes, take the umbrellas, but even around 2:00 we have scattered cloud cover, but no rain. it will affect that evening commute as you make your way out friday night. more shower activity overnight friday night into the day on saturday. again, not a whole lot of rain coming. cool conditions tomorrow morning just like this morning. 49 in most areas. temperatures in the 40s for the most part early tomorrow morning. then back into the mid 70s as we make our way through the afternoon. a beautiful day all in all. another perfect one out there with a high of 76 degrees in the city. here's the shower activity on friday. maybe a rumble of thunder or two. high temperature around 77. looking at the weekend, right now it looks like 73 degrees on saturday. 74 degrees on sunday. both days coming in with plenty of sunshine. some really nice weather. the nice weather
veronica johnson will be back with more on that in just a couple minutes. i'm at the news 4 live desk. we have just learned that a man has died while in fairfax county police custody. they were trying to take him into custody this afternoon. this happened at round tree park off of anindale road. they got a report of a missing man. officers found him and were trying to take him back to his caretakers when some sort of struggle began and the man had a medical emergency. paramedics performed cpr, but that man died at the hospital. police are investigating exactly what happened. we'll bring you what we learn as soon as it comes in. back to you. one of the world's biggest automakers just made a startling admission. how it's owning up to
want to buy their cars. the pollen is enough to have to deal with this time of year. now you may be dealing with food allergies. why an insect could be causing problems more than you realize. we told you about the maryland primary being insigh s. now we want to know what's the most important issue to you in the presidential primary.
we're number one. d.c. tops this year's list of major cities with the most green buildings. the environmental protection agency puts out a list every year based on energy efficiency. this year d.c. had 686 buildings on that list. virginia beach was third opposite the list of mid sized cities and martinsville, virginia, came in third in the small cities category. more people in the u.s. are developing allergies to meat and dairy. some doctors think a tiny tick bite might be to blame. >> the fact that a small tick the size of a pinhead could cause such a dramatic effect and make a traumatic difference in my
animals with their fur or milk. no dairy. so i'm super sensitive. >> she was bitten by a lone star tick. kristen d kristen dahlgren is joining us. >> it all comes down to testing. somebody comes in like september and she had a severe allergic reaction. so they're looking back for the cause of it. she hadn't eaten anything immediately before she went into shock. six hours or so before she had steak and cheese. the doctor started to think because of this delayed onset, which is what we see with this syndrome, that perhaps that's what it was. they did blood testing. they were able to detect it in her blood. the tick bites a
then it bites a human. then that causes an allergy to meat and dairy. >> we have seen kids grow out of allergies. any chance people could overcome it with time? >> doctors say right now there really is no cure. right now the reaction is so severe in some people that you don't want to mess around with desensitizing them to this at all. the best thing to do is prevention. this lone star tick is anywhere from, say, texas all the way up through the mid atlantic through the northeast here. it is a concern to a lot of people across this country. and doctors are saying they're seeing more and more cases of this. prevention right now the only thing that you can do. try to avoid being bitten by ticks. cover up when you are outside. avoid really wooded areas. things like that. >> good advice.
surface of kristen's reporting. you can look for more on "nightly news." just as the floodwaters start to recede, they could creep back into people's homes. how folks are trying to escape, even though it is too dangerous to drive. plus, one year since the baltimore police shooting that led to days of unrest. so what's changed in the past
now at 4:30, police want to know who tried to lure three children into their cars in north arlington. the separate incidents happened on the same block within moments of each other. in both cases, children got away. family and friends are saying good-bye to the firefighter who was shot and killed last week. john ulmschneider's burial and funeral is just wrapping up at this hour. harriet tubman will be the new face of the $20 bill. the face of the country's first treasurer alexander hamilton stays on the $10 bills. well, the race for the white house looks a lot different now than it did a day ago. new yorkers had hillary clinton snap her losing streak and they put donald trump back on track for a possible lock on the gop nomination. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter
momentum is everything in politics. hillary clinton and donald trump had lost it, but they won it back. fresh from his big win in new york, donald trump declared ted cruz eliminated and in indiana today said bernie sanders is gone too. >> i love running against crooked hillary. i love that. it's so much better. >> reporter: second in new york, john kasich tweeted, cruz is mathematically eliminated. but the texas senator today is claiming momentum. >> republicans are uniting behind this campaign. >> reporter: he's in pennsylvania. one of the states voting next tuesday. trump polling first in all five, but cruz claims trump cannot win the 57% of the remaining delegates for the total he needs for nomination. >> donald trump is not getting to 1237. nobody is getting to 1237. >> reporter: actually trump could if he keeps winning
hillary clinton won big in new york and targeted cruz and trump. >> are pushing a vision for america that's divisive and frankly dangerous. >> reporter: bernie sanders' campaign today admits catching clinton will be tougher. >> we're going to have to win a lot of states and a lot of delegates. >> reporter: but sanders plans to try despite pressure from the clinton side to quit. >> i think both camps are eager to unite behind the presumptive nominee to make sure we are strong and can take on donald trump. >> reporter: but democrats are not uniting and republicans are not presuming their nominee just yet. and if donald trump falls short in delegates next week, the gop battle could rage into july. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. a legal victory for the prosecutors in the freddy gray case. a judge granted a motion to let an officer testify in t
of two fellow officers. brian rice stands trial july 5th. they are among the six officers charged in gray's arrest and death last year. both pleaded not guilty. it's been one year since gray's death, sparking a series of protests and arrests in baltimore. today a lot of people are reflecting on all of that. troy johnson is here now with our talk around town today. troy, the great case came to symbolize a national struggle for many people. it highlighted, focused, on the issue that police treat young black african-american men. do your listeners think things have changed measurably in the past year? >> they really don't. they have low expectations that changes are really going to happen. that's really because neighborhoods like the winchester in west baltimore among other areas in other neighborhoods in our area and
matter of fact have been allowed to languish for such a long time. so folks were telli inin ining sad that things have slowed. it's just not happening as fast as they'd like to see. and it's unfortunate because here's an opportunity they believe lives could be affected positively with investment in that community. a lot of people are saying think about the children's futures that could be brightened if people have the courage to do something. >> you talked about a woman who runs an organization that helps children who points out things that have changed and not changed. >> erica alston is doing amazing things at kids safe zone. they do their homework. they have a snack. they're in a safe place to do their work. she was telling me that you can't expect a community that has been forgotten about and basically ignored for
you can't expect change to happen in just a year. >> the same problem that created the uprising are still here. the community looks a lot like it did a year ago. crime is still up. open air drug market. people are still unemployed. we still have the highest dropout rate. there's still no affordable housing. the same officers accused of killing freddy gray are being hugged and embraced by the kids by name, so that's a good change. >> improving relationship with police in that community is because she's really pushed for it. she's engaged those officers. there are police officers in the center spending time with kids yesterday, so it's really making a positive change. >> there is a case that your listeners are still talking about because a new york police officer recently convicted in a fatal shooting has been
being punished in their eyes. >> the case of akai gurley. the man shot the man accidentally after being startled by a slammed door. gurley was unarmed. the officers on the scene didn't render aid. at the time they were trying to decide who was actually going to call in this shooting. so people were saying here's a situation where a black man has been killed by police. justice is not being served. he received probation. he did not go to jail. people are saying in our area they're happy we're seeing police reform in maryland, for example. they'd like to see some of those things happen in other cities around the country. >> troy johnson. thank you, troy. there is a frantic search on now for the missing. first at 4, a situation still dire in ecuador. the emotional
happened. another dry day for us. we'll take a look at just hw dry ito's 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.
friend. carol maloney has more from philly. >> reporter: the caps chants bolstered by a welcome sight. he's officially in the lineup for game four. it's the other end of the rink that will a change. michael neuvirth will start for the frylyers for this evening. >> neuv has been in the league for a long time. he's extremely talented. >> great friend. played with him in hershey. i have a lot of memories are him. great goaltender. great guy. he's going to be fun. >> reporter: if you like that physical, hard-hitting style of play, how the caps plan on co
coming up on news 4 at 5:00. news 4 sports. well, the rain may be moving on from texas, but for thousands of people things are far from dry. the long road ahead as floodwaters continue to rise. a major automaker in some wat ter. delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to
be done for our children.
we're coming back with some breaking news now from chopper 4. you're looking at live pictures of a house that is now burning in wheaton. >> this is a two-alarm fire. firefighters say when they arrived on the scene the blaze was coming from the back of the home, but it spread quickly. no word on injuries on what may have caused this fire. we will continue to collect information about this and update you on the nbc washington app and here on news 4. right now, millions of people in houston are bracing for more floodwaters. a flood watch is in effect for some areas already devastated by historic rainfall. >> yes, water is still flowing into neighborhoods and businesses. >> reporter: as houston continues to deal with the aftermath of this unprecedented flo
overflowing banks. a new danger in flood weary houston. cypress creek bulging beyond its banks, spilling into hundreds of homes. >> we thought we were okay. last night we went to bed. the water receded. there was no rain. we wake up and it's at our front door. >> reporter: then it was inside. the family packed up and left the only way they could, on an airboat manned by sheriff's deputies maneuvering through neighborhoods that looked like this. we joined them as they answered call after call. it's nonstop, life-saving work. for some the reality of leaving home hitting hard. >> we're just kind of stuck. i don't really know what to do. kind of going through the motions right now. >> reporter: another rescue at a senior center. dozens of elderly in wheelchairs taken to higher ground. >> it's more than i've seen in my career.
homes have flooded. $5 billion in danger. at least seven people died in the floods, including a mom of three who became trapped in her car. >> she called me. she told me she was in trouble. there was water all around. >> reporter: for the survivors, lives uprooted with no idea when they'll return. what now for your family? >> honestly, i don't know. >> reporter: for many, waters have receded, but cypress creek has yet to stop with more rain in the forecast. two reservoirs have not yet crested. the potential for even more flooding still exists. nbc news, houston. >> announcer: and now your storm team 4 forecast. indeed, houston, parts of eastern texas still with rain in the forecast for another 24 hours through tomorrow. part of that same weather system
we are expecting some rain here, but we're not going to get a whole lot. it is starting to get a little parched around here. let me show you what we've got going on across the area. our virtual cloud-free skies here. southern areas of west virginia and eastern areas of kentucky, there's some clouds there gathering. kicking off some showers now enter indiana. for us, i think our best chance of rain comes during the afternoon/evening hours on friday and then the early part of next week. a little bit in the way of rain chances around. a little dry around here. for this month of april, we're down nearly 0.1 of an inch of rain. getting a little dry, but not yet abnormally dry. we're seeing that in parts of western maryland and around eastern west
no fire danger or red flag warning for today, but we could see that change certainly as we continue with this relatively dry couple of days. i think our temperatures will top out in the low to mid 70s. your afternoon a little breezy after starting out in the 50s. clouds on the increase. it will be a warm one again. 77 fredericksburg. closer to 78 degrees in charlottesville. nice and toasty for tomorrow. it's friday when we've got the rain. our best chance during the afternoon and evening as mentioned. as we get into the evening hours, 9:00, 10:00, there could be some isolated thunder around the area. not expecting any severe thunderstorms by any means, but that
just in time for the start of our weekend. it's going to be fantastic with highs in the low to mid 70s. average high at 69, so we're back to those seasonable conditions after a warm one on friday. our temperatures will again get a chance to rise into the upper 70s, but take a look at monday. if it's the warmth that you wanted like just yesterday, we're forecasting 85. it is going to be plenty warm before our next chance of rain again on tuesday of next week. we'll talk more about that rain coming in for friday and how it could impact your evening plans for friday on news 4 at 5:00. developing overseas right now in ecuador, the latest word we're getting hundreds of people are still missing. 21,000 need immediate shelter after saturday's earthquake. according to officials, the greatest need in the affected areas is
meanwhile, an emotional reunion at logan airport when a high school group returned from ecuador. they were on a mission trip when the earthquake hit. none of them were injured. another automaker in hot water. this time for mitsubishi for lying about fuel mileage. >> what are you hearing? >> today mitsubishi motors admitted employees falsified fuel test data for more than a half million cars. the company confirmed the falsified tests include more than 600,000 vehicles since 2013. now the models are the so-called mini cars with tiny engines whose main attraction is great milea mileage. it includes its
the company said it would investigate whether data was altered for vehicles sold overseas. mitsubishi motors struggled for years to win back consumer trust after an auto defect scandal in 2000 with failing brakes and fuel tanks falling off. the alexandria chamber of commerce gave out its annual valor awards to first responders today. the awards went to deputies, police officers, firefighters, and medics for their life-saving actions on and off duty. a prestigious honor for lester holt. >> the national association
black journalists recognized him as journalist of the year. holt became the first black solo anchor in a flagship newscast of a major american tv network. i'm mark segraves. this land was once owned by george washington. it was a farm he had after he retired from the military. these veterans are still working this land. they're here as part of a program that's training vets in a new skill. they're learning how to be farmers. >> oh, this is awesome. you get to work with other veterans, working on land that was developed and first put into production by a veteran, george washington. >> reporter: there's a problem. they don't have all the equipment and tools that they need to do the proper training like they did in the
coming up on news 4, we're going to tell you how you can help these vets and how you can learn more about this program. finding justice in the face of a water crisis. >> each and every person who breaks the law will be held accountable. >> the big step this afternoon as a city of 100,000 people still waits for water that's safe to drink.
the toxic water crisis in flint has become a criminal case. and jay gray reports, today michigan's governor took a dramatic step to convince residents that water is safe. >> reporter: two state environmental officials and the man who ran the flint water treatment plant face charges. >> they had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens of flint. >> reporter: citizens of flint haven't had clean water since april of 2014 when the city began using the flint river as the water supply. tests
lead. data from doctors showed alarming levels of lead in children's blood. >> we'll go wherever the truth takes us. >> reporter: michigan's attorney general says more employees will face charges as the investigation continues. >> if these accusations are correct, this would take it to a whole new level. one of the things we clearly want to pursue is the truth. >> reporter: michigan governor rick snyder continues to try to reassure residents, vowing to drink flint's filtered tap water for the next 30 days, but many worry about the effects of lead in their water which could last a lot longer. news 4 at 5:00 starts right now with jim and pat. >> now at 5:00, a final farewell for a firefighter. we're in southern maryland for the tribute of a father
husband. >> reporter: i'm tracy wilkins. remembering a fallen firefighter. folks gather. the crowd so large they can't even fit into the church for his farewell mass. good evening. we begin tonight with a developing story here in the district. in the last hour we have just learned of a connection between the murders of a teenager at the deanwood metro station and a secret service officer last year. >> meagan fitzgerald is live at d.c. police headquarters right now with the details about this. what have you learned, meagan? >> reporter: what we're learning now is that police were saying it was 17-year-old maurice bellamy who shot and killed that police officer that happened in september. bellamy was already in prison, arrested just a few days ago for the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was shot and killed on the platform of that deanwood met
easter. now the first incident happened in december on first street and southwest. police say charles sims, who was arrested on monday, and bellamy tried robbing arthur baldwin, an off duty secret service officer. sims and bellamy opened fire. the officer was transported to the hospital where he died. then last month one day before easter a 15-year-old boy was waiting for a metro train at the deanwood station. police say bellamy shot and killed the teen on the platform for no apparent reason. >> people in the community are sick of the violence, and the rumor that people don't cooperate or won't talk with the police or won't help us is not the case. we do get a lot of help from our community, and i think we owe it to them to come back out and publicly let everybody know when we make an arrest in these cases. >> reporter: now police say a lot of investigative work h