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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
connecting them to this latest incident back in december. over the last several months, they've been working around the clock to try to bring this case to justice. now they also tell us that this is still considered an active and ongoing investigation. back to you. thank you. a solemn day for the family and friends of a prince george's county firefighter shot and killed last week during a welfare check. john ulmschneider was laid to rest today. his funeral at his family's church here in st. mary's county just ended. tracy wilkins has more on how he was remembered. >> reporter: when the bag pipes stopped playing for firefighter john ulmschneider, there was silence among the hundreds outside st. john's parish. so quiet you could hear footsteps. and when the church was packed to capacity, those left
stood and listened to the service from outside the church. for this captain, this is a long good-bye to a good friend and how he died weighs heavy on this firefighter's mind. >> i actually had to go into two doors my last shift. you start thinking who knows what's there. >> reporter: the investigation into how 37-year-old john ulmschneider was shot and killed in the line of duty continues. another firefighter kevin swain was shot friday as the two were entering a home of a medical emergency. the shooter has not been charged. he told police he thought someone was breaking into his home. and now the next phase begins with you willulmschneider's wife
dad. >> we will stand behind them the rest of my days. >> reporter: during today's funeral mass, the chief promoted firefighter ulmschneider to lieutenant. i'm tracy wilkins. news 4. we're following some breaking news here at the live desk. d.c. police are trying to find where three people were shot after they walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds. police say two men and a woman walked into united medical center this afternoon. they had gunshot wounds, but other than that they have no idea where they were shot or any of the circumstances surrounding the shooting. officers in the seventh district are looking into this. back to you, pat. all right, chris. for the first time, we are hearing the 911 call that led to the arrest of the arendale county sheriff.
do you need an ambulance? >> you will need one if you don't lock the door. >> they had an emotional dispute, but he denied assaulting her. she he is facing a second-degree assault charge. a day after picking up a big victory in new york, presidential candidate donald trump is headed for maryland's eastern shore now. trump is holding a rally at decatur high school. trump is leaving from indianapolis where he just wrapped up a rally about a half hour ago. aside from maryland, trump is setting his sights on the state of pennsylvania. that's where he'll deploy a new strategy that includes aggressively courting delegates. he leads in the delegate cot
by 300 over ted cruz after picking up 88 delegates in new york last night. 1237 secures the gop nomination. on the other side, democrat hillary clinton needs about 500 more delegates to wrap up the nomination for the democrats. clinton picked up 31 delegates in new york last night. that erases all the gains bernie sanders made. it's estimated that sanders needs to win about 71% of the remaining delegates to take the nomination away. nearly an impossible task given how the democrats allocate them. in local politics, maryland primary takes place on tuesday. the leading candidates vying for the coveted u.s. senate seat tried to rally support from union workers. >> reporter: pat, they have both counted on help from labor
unions in their previous campaigns for congress. but now that representatives donna edwards and chris van hollen are running against each other in the democratic primary for the u.s. senate, they are competing for the votes of organized labor. rivals donna edwards and chris van hollen participated in this rally. the communications workers of america are on strike against verizon. it was an opportunity for the candidates to seek their support in the primary. >> i always stand on the side of american workers and always stand on the side of organized workers and always stand on the side of people who want to build job opportunity in the middle class for all of our families. >> reporter: van hollen says when the company is doing well, the workers should be doing well. >> the profits from that
productivity where are they going? they're not going into increased wages or benefits for workers. they're going to bonuses for executives at the top. >> reporter: both candidates are counting on labor turning out next tuesday. >> i'm proud to have the support of the vast majority of organized labor here in the great state of maryland and across the country. >> reporter: van hollen says he won the endorsement of the service employees national union who backed edwards. >> they said they're backing me in this race because i've actually been there. >> reporter: now ahead at 6:00, what the candidates say about those attack ads and the negative tone this race has taken as it nears the finish line. jim and pat? thank you, chris. that strike against verizon is now in its eight day. the communications workef
with bigger raises and better benefits for retirees. verizon says it's made a fair offer to the union. >> the average unionized worker is making $130,000. we have put forward a 6.5% wage increase. we believe we have given contributions for benefits and increase in retiree pensions. we're doing all that we can to make sure at the same time we're transforming with the competitiveness of our industry. >> some say the union will remain on strike until they negotiate. john mccarthy says doctors at john hopkins are finalizing treatment options for cancer of the neck. he's still managing office operations right now and plans for a full recovery by summer. he's been with the sat
attorney's office for more than 30 years serving as states's attorney for the past decade. we know who died in that small plane crash near the bay bridge. richard hess and janet metz died when their small plane crashed in a field just short of the bay bridge airport runway yesterday. we're told hess was the pilot at the time. the plane burst into flames on impact. right now, investigators in prince george's county are trying to figure out what sparked an apartment fire. firefighters found smoke coming from a ground level unit when they got here and quickly realized that the blaze had spread to another apartment. this is in silver hill court in district heights. it is a little cooler today. when are we going to get some rain? >> we really do need to see some rain. the allergy sufferers are really suffering out there as pollen has been a factor, but also we need the
very dry conditions that we've seen. the temperatures way down from where they were yesterday. yesterday we were back into the low 80s. today we're struggling to get into the upper 60s. look back just to our west. that warmer air will once again move our way. there's no rain to talk about today. however, there is rain just back to the west. a storm system is moving off towards the east and will eventually move our way. we are going to see a chance for rain. warmer tomorrow. rain is on the way. that's coming up for friday. we'll track that. and we'll talk about the weekend. i have the complete forecast coming up in just a minute. we'll have much more live team coverage in the next ten minutes. >> first, here's adam tuss. >> reporter: can you believe it? there's actually positive news about your commute. you might not think that's the case, but i'll tell you about a
new report coming up. now we have surveillance pictures. now we have the facts. now we have an interview with the victim. and now we can tell the story of the black kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics,
local mall. >> it happened last fall during the busy holiday shopping season, but the case is now finally coming together. >> news 4's pat collins is live outside westfield montgomery mall in bethesda with more on the story. >> reporter: sometimes when a crime happens, it takes awhile for the facts and the clues to sort of ooze out. this is one of those times. here now the story of the black friday robbery. november 27th, black friday. people out all over looking for holiday sales. son sonia, she was one of them. november 27th, a day she'll never forget. >> before when i was walking around, i never saw anyone as a threat. i saw everyone as innocent. now i see everyone as a threat. >> reporter: it happened about 6:00 at the westfield montgomery mall. sonia parked her car on the
she walked down the steps. when she got to the first floor, that's when it happened. that's when she was attacked by two men. they wanted her purse. >> they came up behind me and started tugging at it behind my back. i was pulling at it this way. he was pulling that way. he pulled me down. i fell. i still have the bag, though. that's when a second guy pulled a gun right at me while i was kind of on the ground. once i saw that, i couldn't do much. >> reporter: the men drove off in this dark colored dodge avenger car. they bought gas on alabama avenue and southeast. then because they stole a woman's credit card they got a woman to make credit card charges. police say they went on a shopping spree downtown, spending hundreds of dollars on clothes. and when they got hungry, it was off to mal
dinner. the mcdonald's bill, $30. now in the end this robbery cost sonia $5,000. more on that and a key getaway car clue coming up at 6:00. a federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in virginia could impact that new controversial law down in north carolina. the court sided whit gavin grim, a transgender teenager, who argued that he should be able to use the male bathroom despite being anatomically female. grim says he's glad that he passed such a hard time in his life, saying the ruling feels like an early birthday present. >> i can safely say that most people have used the restroom with a trans person and didn't know it. it would be inappropriate for me to be in the girls' room. i didn't think there was a
lot of controversy. >> legal experts say it directly effects a provision in the north carolina law requires students use bathrooms that correspond to their birth certificate gender. the debate has target weighing in with the company saying, inclusivity is the core belief of the store. the retailer issued a statement saying today it welcomes transgender individuals to use whichever bathroom matches their gender identity. target says it felt the need to state its position because new laws could impact some customers and how the company manages both dressing rooms and restrooms. you are probably like many people in this area who complain about our commute, but get this. it could be a lot worse. a new report shows teleworking is more popular now than ever and that's keeping traffic c congestion from getting worse in our region. adam tuss has been dissecting the re
northwest. that's pretty good news, adam. >> reporter: absolutely, pat. it's safe to say that our traffic congestion is not going anywhere anytime soon. take a look at what's going on at 14th and pennsylvania avenue. it's like this every night. people say they would rather not deal with all of this out here right now and just telecommute. beating the traffic by working from home or someplace close to home. >> i do. i do occasionally. maybe once a week. >> reporter: it's not just our traffic that some people are trying to avoid. it's the car all together. >> the car is expensive. it's insurance. it's a car payment. it's maintenance. if i didn't have to have a car, i wouldn't. >> reporter: in the dmv there's now a love/hate relationship with the car. take a look at this graphic and you can see as a whole we are driving more miles during the weekday than ever, but even as more and more people have moved into the region the numbers han'
transportation experts say we're embracing telework as a major option and it's having an impact. >> work is becoming less of someplace you go to. it's something you do wherever you are. >> reporter: bob griffiths is the director of the transportation planning board. >> our daily traffic would be about 10% higher on an average weekday if we didn't have people telecommuting. >> reporter: demetrius davis, he doesn't enjoy the day-to-day commute. >> getting on metro. sometimes the bus might be 20 minutes late and it causes you to be late for work. >> reporter: his best bet oftentimes just working from home. back here live. coming up at 6:00, turns a whole lot more of us could actually be telecommuting. it's recommended that certain commuters start doing it more. tell you about that next hour. back to you. thank you,
tough to come by. a new lung association report gives most counties in this area an unhealthy grade because of air pollution. on the national level, the report found air quality is improving, but that more than half of all americans still live in polluted areas. there will be more money for schools as well as police and firefighters under a new budget in arlington county. the $1.2 billion budget was approved today. it includes $467 million for schools and public safety funding that will allow 24 new hires in the police, sheriff's, and fire departments. it also includes a half cent cut in the real estate tax rate. homeowners will see their taxes increase by about
virginia is scorching thousands of acres, forcing the closure of popular trails. and there's a reason that it's still steadily growing. and when can you get your hands on the tubman 20? you'll be able to put a piece of history right in your wallet. parents in this arlington neighborhood changing their routine tonight after a guy tried to lure three children into his truck. ahead on news 4 at
i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the
obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
been closed so far and the weather isn't helping. below average rain coupled with low humidity are fueling the perfect conditions for wildfires in the commonwealth. has it been dry or what? >> we've been talking about this. we continue to say great weather across our region, but the one thing we have not seen is rain. we haven't seen much in the way of rain for the last two weeks. we are now very dry. this has been the picture we have seen day after day. high pressure has been dominating the area, so yeah, it's been dry. how dry? the rainfall deficit not all that bad. we're 0.8 below. more than 3 inches below average as far as rainfall is concerned. there's a little bit in the forecast, but i stress the world little. first off, current temperatures sitting at 69 degrees. a very nice afternoon once again without the rain. back to the west, we're in the
73 warrenton. the allergy report. this is the other thing. because we're so dry, alglergie and pollen have been everywhere. no rain in the immediate area, but back to the west we've shown you what's happened back towards portions of houston. big time flooding back there. nothing going on in the northeast, but here's this storm system that's just been sitting back to the west for sometime now. it's finally beginning to move off toward the east. it will bring us the chance for rain during the day on friday. as we move through future weather, here's friday morning 7:00 a.m. not much going on here. even during the afternoon just a couple of showers during the afternoon. not an all day rain. even around 7:00. most of us are going to stay dry for most of the da
umbrella. we're not expecting a lot of rain. again, we really do need it. forecast between 7:00 and 8:00 around 49 degrees. tomorrow afternoon another beauty. 75 degrees under partly cloudy skies. we'll see an increasing cloud cover during the day tomorrow, but not bad. 75 leesburg. 76 in d.c. temperatures climbing about five degrees from where they were earlier today. some areas five to ten degrees from where they were today. mid 70s even back towards the west. here's the next few days. 76 tomorrow. 77 on your friday. 60% chance of showers, but not all day rain. i do think we'll see some sunshine. carry the umbrella with you. more sunshine and high temperatures in the low 70s. now at 5:00, someone tried to lure away children in the same neighborhood in northern
any chances. ♪ at night i think of you plus, have you heard about the maryland men's basketball challenge? they're showing their fancy footwork on the court. coming up on news 4, this farm was once owned
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right now, there are more police patrolling a neighborhood in arlington. they're hoping to find the man who tried to lure children into his truck. >> david culver is in the yorktown community with how neighbors there are changing their habits. >> reporter: jim and path most disturbing for police the boldness of this suspect. he tried to abduct three children in back to back incidents all while parents and neighbors were outside. in beautiful weather like this, the flowers blooming, s susun sign shining, winter behind us it
what happened here tuesday night, a reminder of the dangers that lurk. a mom heard about the incident. part of the reason she's walking a little closer with her young daughter tonight. >> will it change any habits, do you think? >> probably. we'll do more to make sure they're escorted to and from school to the bus. >> reporter: 30th and florida was the first incident with two little girls. >> the older model chevy pickup truck stopped for 30 seconds and kept waving these two little girls over. >> reporter: the suspect was so determined to go after another potential victim that he just drove along the same block. just a few feet up, it's here where he approached a little boy. >> he said, hey, get in and i'll get you home faster. once again this little boy ran back to where all the parents were and reported it. >> so i'm
you're telling me. it is creepy. >> reporter: mom debbie turner who grew up in this neighborhood said it's a reminder to never grow up complacent. >> you think it can't happen to you, but it can. >> reporter: i want to run through the suspect vehicle. it is a navy or dark-colored chevy pickup truck. it has a dent on the side. there was a ladder on the roof and tools in the bed of that truck. coming up all new at 6:30 tonight, you're going to hear from the mom of one of the children that guy approached. jim, we'll send it back to you. a developing story tonight. three people face criminal charges in connection with that flint water crisis. they're accused of covering up evidence of lead in the water. this is first time criminal charges have been brought in the case.
in office and conspiracy related to tampering with evidence. >> these employees of the department of environmental quality had a duty. they had the duty to protect the health of the families and citizens of flint. they failed. they failed to discharge their duties. >> the charges carry penalties of up to five years in prison. a prince george's county man is now charged in an alleged sex trafficking scheme. a grand jury indicted jason david young of new carrollton. investigators say he was a pimp who coerced women to travel to virginia and to tennessee to engage in prostitution. he's accused of accusing violence to force women to have six for money. he's now facing up to life in prison if he's convicted. fairfax county is making og
about sexual violence p.. while the number of cases reported has gone up from 244 last year to 397 this year, the rising number could be attributed to greater awareness. >> the key to prevention and the key to having a safer community is always going to be community involvement. we need people to be engaged. we need the community to be engaged. we need people to watch out for one another. >> the county estimates 800 sexual assaults went unreported last year. the richie station marketplace is expanding. prince george's county leaders are meeting there to mark the opening of a brand-new dave and buster's restaurant. it's scheduled to open for business next monday.
♪ at night i think of you oh, no. some maryland basketball players are keeping busy in the off-season showing off their fast footwork off the court. they've been doing the running man to the rb hit "my boo." it's become a viral sensation spawning countless spoofs. well, the caps tonight can move on to the second round of the playoffs with a win this evening, but this team knows the flyers won't go down without a fight. carol maloney has more from philadelphia. >> reporter: you know what's all the rage today? the eagles. the flyers down three games to none in this series and being counted out by so many, a sentiment not shared by the
wall. they're going to come out and play hard. >> no one wants your season to end, especially not in four. you don't work all year to get kicked out of the playoffs in four games. that's a hard thing to try and beat, that desperation they're going to have. >> a little more desperation for both teams. we want to finish it here and not have to go back home and win one. they've got to have desperation to keep their season going. >> reporter: a sign of the desperation, the flyers make a change in net. former cap neuvirth making his first start in the series. >> you want to get goals that no goalie can stop. that's our focus. we'll be prepared for him to play well, but our job is to ay
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
tonight, we take you for a visit again with a wonderful young man named damon. he was our wednesday ee's child back in the fall of 2014 and because the right family happened not to be watching on that day, we want to give you another chance to meet him. we wants to be a geologist some day. we took him for a visit to the museum of natural history. damon wants to be a geologist someday and was ready to learn everything there is to know about rocks. >> you've been interested in rocks for a while? >> yes, i have. >> from the time i was a little kid, i was bringing rocks home. there were stashed everywhere in the house. do you have a similar problem? yes. >> reporter: he pointed out several kinds of rocks he's found. damon says
and reading all about rocks after school. >> what's your favorite subject? >> science. >> this is his second year at the school. he's made friends there. the teachers love him. he's doing great. >> how did you know it was a beryl crystal? >> the shape. >> he started reading and researching. he is so thirsty for knowledge. >> tell me what that is. >> malachite. >> which one do you like the best? >> they're all the same. >> it's what? >> not how they look, but just the way they are. >> reporter: he'd like an adopted family who loves him for just the way he is. a bright young man with a promising future. he needs a family to help encourage his dream of doing well in life.
two-parent family for him. >> reporter: perhaps a family that would share his interest in the earth and its treasures and a family that would treasure him as their son. and if you have room in your home or your heart for david, please call the special adoption hotline or you can check out "wednesday's child" at nbcwashington.com. >> great kid. >> he's pretty bright. up next, a missing firefighter. there's new help as police try to track her last moves before she disappeared. temperatures will be going up by the end of the workweek and some rain before our week is over. i'll show you when after the break. stronger is rebuilding a newborn's heart... and restoring a father's faith. it's standing tall after one surgery...
here at the live desk we're getting our first look at some of the massive lines to get in donald trump's rally on the eastern shore. take a look. this is some new video. you can see the string of cars and people lining the road in berlin, maryland. now the rally is expected to begin a little over an hour from now at stephen decatur high school. thousands of people have been lining up for hours to get in. this is trump's second rally today. he just wrapped up one in indianapolis about an hour ago.
pat? thank you, chris. there'll be a prayer vigil at a fairfax county fire house tonight for the firefighter who disappeared a week ago today. we're learning more about nicole mittendorff's final hours before her disappearance. >> reporter: at a briefing with reporters, if i recaofficials c missing firefighter called in sick to work last thursday. normal procedure would be to call in before 5:00 a.m. >> at the present time, there's still no news related to the disappearance of nicole. >> reporter: meantime, for the fifth straight day, searchers are looking for mittendorff in the shenandoah national park. they're focusing on a ten-mile area around the white oak canyon
trail. her car found her saturday night. the last contact she had with family was a week ago. she was reported missing two days later on friday. the urban search and rescue team is now helping with that search. >> it's a very rugged terrain. it is a huge area. and they have to work under daylight. >> reporter: mittendorff works out of the fairview station in fair tax county. that's where her crew mates are hoping for her safe return. >> nicole, if you can hear us, reach out to somebody. give us a call. your home is still here and we're waiting for you. >> reporter: the family had put a post on facebook asking for legal help in how to get ahold of her cell phone records, but they since have posted something new saying those records will be sent to law enforcement. darcy spencer, news 4. if you live in the maryland subur suburbs, you may soon be paying more for your
the company just filed a request the maryland public service commission for a 10% increase. it would come out to nearly $16 more every month. the average bill right now is $152. ♪ from broadway to the white house and now to the treasury department, the massive success of "hamilton" the musical is helping to keep alexander hamilton on the $10 bill. the move by the treasury department has now paved the way for harriet tubman to replace andrew jackson on the 20. his image will move to the back. in coming years, we'll see leaders of the women's suffrage movement put on the back of the 10 and an update to the $5 bill. >> harriet tubman who represents what a person can do to change this construction byor
determination and dedication for her whole life. 2020 is the anniversary of the women's right to vote. these are going to be unveiled so the american people can see what their money is going to look like for the next generation. many are applauding the decision to change the face of the $20 bill. >> reporter: the face of american currency has a certain sameness. all white men. now andrew jackson's face on the $20 bill will be we plareplaced harriet tubman. >> what do i think of that idea? >> yes, sir. >> i'm a black man. i think it's a great idea. >> reporter: outside the bureau of engraving where the money is made, all sorts of people seem delighted about the news. >> i have ten granddaughters. >> wow. >> i think it would be a great
it's about time, isn't it? >> would you have another choice for a $20 bill? eleanor roosevelt, helen keller? >> my mother. >> enough with him. what do you think? >> i think it's fantastic. >> i think it's wonderful because harriet tubman is an american patriot. >> reporter: she helped save the lives of hundreds of slaves in the south who went north by way of underground railroad. they were initially going to change the $10 bill with alexander hamilton. his bill was due for a makeover, but opposition grew against bumping hamilton. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. turning to the weather, we need a little rain, but we like the weather the way it is. >> that's true. we don't want the rain on the weekend, so how about some rain before the
>> exactly. great timing. i wanted to amaze you first because this is just that. amazing video. nasa today releasing stunning video of earth as we've never seen it before. this video in ultra high definition resolution. the images were shot from the international space station and shows how our planet rotates from day tonight. someday, maybe i'll get a chance to be up on the international space station. what do you think? >> we love it. >> we are attracting some rain. it's before the end of the week. you can see it really is getting its act together. of course, it's the same system that produced all the rainfall in houston. texas could see some more showers and thunderstorms come tomorrow. we need some rain here. we really do. we're down almost
of rain. since march, we're down more than three inches of rain. it could get abnormally dry around here. we've had a couple of days this week that have been red flag warnings where the fire danger has been high. so make sure if you're burning any brush, you do it very carefully or don't do it at all until we get into a wetter pattern around here. friday we have a chance and the early part of next week. our weekend right now is looking dry, but it is all about the timing of that rain. tomorrow dry. sunshine. 42 to 50 degrees. a little on the cool side, but it will warm quickly into the low and mid 70s. a few degrees higher than we were today. it is going to be a little breezy. 78. maybe near 80 degrees. fredericksburg at 77 for a high temperature. then on friday is when the showers will move into the area. by the time we get to 4:00, the chance for some showers and maybe even some thunderstorms.
dry periods all through your day on friday with the best chance after about 3:00, 4:00. game time as we take on the minnesota twins right now 69, 64 degrees. 10:00 with showers likely. by the time the weekend starts, we are going to be dry. back to sunshine. low to mid 70s. doug had more on the big warmup next week. 85 we're forecasting for next monday. it's a new mission for local veterans. >> and it means back to basic training for those willing to serve in a different way in northern virginia. relief from chronic headaches. many have suffered for years. tonight, a new treatment is giving patients and professio
we don't have to destroy our city to get a message across. we can do it through this political system that's peaceful and nonviolent. >> a baltimore pastor took his campaign to register people to vote to new heights today and his effort was a big success. elder harris wasn't happy when only 257 people from his voting district cast a vote during the 2014 maryland primary, so he told everybody he won't leave the roof of his church until 500 people registered.
saturday morning. he got on applause today after announcing he reached his goal. more fallout today and for the first time criminal charges as the investigation continues into flint's water crisis. >> as jay gray reports tonight, today michigan's governor also took a dramatic step to convince residents their water is safe. >> reporter: two state environmental officials and the man who ran the flint water treatment plant face criminal charges which include misconduct and tampering with evidence. >> they had the duty to protect the health of families and citizens in flint. they failed. >> reporter: residents of flint haven't had clean water since april of 2014 when the city began using the flint river as the source for its water supply. a test a month later showed
officials insisted it was safe. >> someone needs to be held accountable for what has taken place. >> 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. and 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 the city worry about the effects of lead in their water which could last a lot longer. jay gray, nbc news. now at 6:00, the lines are growing longer one hour before a big political rally in maryland. remembering a fallen firefighter. hundreds gathered to offer a symbolic tribute to a husband and father killed on t
gunpoint at a popular local mall, but the crime didn't end there. tonight we obtained coverage of the day's big stories starting with presidential politics. >> next tuesday the frontrunners are working to capitalize on their new york momentum while the underdogs are working every other angle. >> reporter: both hillary clinton and donald trump had lost it, but they have 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 t
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 remaining delegates for the total he needs for the nomination. >> nobody is getting to 1237. >> reporter: actually trump could if he keeps winning big. 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'll have to win a lot of states and a lot of delegates. >> reporter: but sanders plans to try. >> i think both camps are eager to unite behind the presumptive nominee and make sure we are strong and can take on donald trump. >> reporter: but