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most influential musicians of his time. inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2004. >> you know, i'm a musician. i live for that. i live for playing and creating songs. >> reporter: his songs all drew upon influences of james brown, the beatles, and jimmy hendrix. one of his biggest hits made the lyric "let's party like it's 1999" an ingrained part of pop culture. as recently as 2014, he turned in a show stopping eight-minute performance on "saturday night live." >> we would think of him as someone who is ageless. if you look at him across the spectrum of his career, he seems so youthful eve
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energy and innovation to his sound that made a man standing just 5'2" a giant in popular music. >> the death of prince has been a shock to all of us. we've got team coverage tonight with reaction from people who grew up listening to prince as musical tributes break out in the streets. we begin with tracee wilkins live. >> reporter: i'm one of the people who grew up listening to prince. i saw him several years ago in concert. in the middle of the concert, he had the entire verizon center learning and singing a new song by parts. before we knew it, we were all in song. this is the power of this singer and this artist who touched folks not only from this area, but all around the world. we sat with donnie simpson today and some fans out in washington
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remembering prince. prince rogers nelson or prince, he went by many names. for a while, he went by no name at all and didn't need it. fans felt he reigned over everything. >> incredible guitars, incredible pianos. he just did it. >> reporter: prince could play every instrument and often did. the rock and roll hall of fame inductee was considered a ground breaker in music. that was made perfectly clear with the iconic release of "the purple rain" album and movie. >> i was a freshman in high school when "purple rain" came out. i remember it being the thing to listen to. the movie being the movie to go see. >> reporter: news broke late this afternoon after battling thlu
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found dead in his world famous paisley park home in minneapolis, minnesota. minneapolis was his hometown where he was born and raised. >> when he brought that whole minneapolis sound to the world along with his voice at the time, it changed music. >> reporter: for fans in washington, d.c., he's one of those musical icons with regular rotation on radio and sold out concerts whenever he was in the area. >> d.c. loves him just like everybody else around the world does because his music was different. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, we continue remembering his purple badness. back to you all in the studio. >> thank you. you know your a musical icon when the president of the united states weighs in on our career. tonight, president obama put out a statement saying, few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more
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many people with their talent. he went on to say, quote, a strong spirit transcends rules prince once said and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative. we'll have more reaction throughout the evening and on our app. right now, you can take a look at prince's role in baltimore's recovery after those riots that followed freddie gray's death. we are following a developing story this afternoon in fairfax county where police say a 16-year-old girl died after officers found her unconscious in a school bathroom. this happened yesterday evening at lake braddock second school. the teen is identified as brenda soto. investigators say they do not believe there is any public safety threat or anything s
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right now, in fairfax county we're awaiting word on whether charges will be filed in the death of a toddler. the 2-year-old girl was fo forgotten in the backseat of a car yesterday. julie carey is live in annandale where the child lived with her mother and siblings. >> reporter: neighbors get word of what police believe is a tragic accident. however, that police investigation continues tonight. investigators say for some reason there was a disruption in this family's schedule yesterday and it resulted in the death of a little girl. seven hours, that's how long police believe a 2-year-old girl was left in the backseat of her family's car in this townhome parking lot in annandale. the mother's boyfriend started the day by dropping off two older children. >> dropped the 10-year-old off, dropped the 15-year-old off, and then went home not realizing that the 2-year-old was still in the backseat of the vehicle. it wasn't
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when he went to pick up the mother from her job that the man realized the child was still in the backseat, by now unresponsive. he called 911, but it was too late. >> it broke my heart, you know, because i can't believe that happened. i don't know. why can i say? it's very sad. >> reporter: that was the reaction of one neighbor when she got the news. she has two young children and says at home with them, but for so many other parents the morning routine means multiple dropoffs. even a few minutes in an enclosed car can be too much in the spring. >> we have seen children die in hot cars on days where it was in the 50s outside. so what feels comfortable to us is not comfortable to our children. >> reporter: yesterday it was 71. at 70 degrees after 30 minutes in a closed car, the temperature
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in an hour, 113 degrees. after that, 115. and on a hot summer day of 95 degrees, it takes just 30 minutes for the car to heat up like an oven to 129 degrees. now, we've just gotten updated word from arlington county police who picked up this investigation from fairfax county police. the man who was driving that car yesterday, the mother's boyfriend, has now been charged with felony child neglect. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, tips from child safety experts for how this kind of thing can be avoided and why that involves maybe putting your shoe in the backseat of your car. back to you now in the studio. tonight, three people have been charged with shooting a man along a busy road in arlington, including the victim. this happened right along columbia pike. a group of men were haggling with a business owner last night over the sale of a car. one of them pulled a gun and
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was hit in the leg. officers followed the suspect's car all the way into d.c. and took two of them into custody. detectives later learned the shooting victim was actually the aggressor and arrested him too. storm team 4 tracking a little bit of rain, but will it be enough, doug, to make these sinus headaches go away? >> i certainly hope so, erika, because there are so many people suffering with these allergies right now. we already have rain in parts of the region. we saw a few sprinkles around the d.c. metro area, but now we're looking at some heavier rain and some portions well back towards the west. back towards winchester and harding and hampshire counties. coming close to the i-81 corridor. heads up in that location. we will see that rain move through
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half hour to an hour. it's not a lot, but it is coming our way. yes, we will get in on some of this rain. rain on the way. tracking the weekend. we're talking about that weekend forecast and then hello to the 80s. i have a couple of days at 80 degrees or higher. i'll show you that in just a minute. a roadside emergency in prince george's county. flames spreading. the driver trapped inside. who was in the right place at the right time. justice delayed. why a man who admitted to killing his ex in a target parking lot is now asking the judge to withdraw his guilty plea. she ignored the warning signs and it turned out to be cancer. how doctors performed a life-saving surgery but going in blind. as we remember the life of prince, i want to show you a look back at one
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performances back in 1988 here at the capital center. ♪ ♪ i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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we're following up on our breaking news. an unexpected loss, the iconic singer prince found dead inside his home in minneapolis. right now, fans are gathering outside his paisley park estate to pay tribute to a true legend. nbc's janelle klein is there right now. janelle, i can't imagine what it's like there for folks coming to his estate. >> reporter: it is really a tribute to prince, chris. i mean, this is the basis of all of prince's music. this studio, paisley park studio, is where he founded his career as a native of minneapolis. he has never cut ties with minnesota. this was still where he was creating his music. he gave a dance party as recently as saturday night. he was always coming back to minnesota, always wanting to perform for fans here, and certainly has a lot of fans out here honoring him today as they learn of his
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learning about his death? we know he had that bad bout of the flu. have we learned anything else about that or what happened in the last day or two? >> reporter: well, as you said, he did make an emergency landing, his plane in illinois, a few dies ago. that was confirmed to be a case of the flu. when he gave that dance party on saturday night, he was telling fans that he felt well, even joking with them in saying, wait a few days until you say any prayers. just trying to reassure fans and really the public that he was doing fine. in fact, some people reported seeing him ride his bike up and down the streets here. yet, they were not aware how serious this illness was. maybe prince himself wasn't how serious it was because sheriff's deputies were called to paisley park this morning just before 10:00. they arrived
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they attempted to revive him, but were unable to do so. very unexpected because he was saying that he was feeling so much better after that bout of the flu. >> well said, janel. that's one of the reasons why this has caught so many people by surprise. thank you very much. meanwhile bone cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancers, but a few thousand cases diagnosed each year, so early detection is critical. >> doreen genzler has the story. >> reporter: doctors caught dr. sheryl chun's cancer. doctors could not see the tumor while the surgery was under
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technique. >> i was having some hip pain. didn't think anything of it. i was a fourth year medical student, was going into residency. >> reporter: until one day the pain was too excruciating to ignore. >> nothing fixed it. >> reporter: an kx-ray showed a little tumor. >> we could tell she had a massive tumor. it was about this big. what was really unusual in this case is that her tumor extended so far down that it actually covered her hip joint. that posed a significant problem for us. >> reporter: she had a tumor that is a rare type of bone cancer that develops in cartilage cells and accounts for just 20% of bone tumors. the tumor is
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chemotherapy and radiation, so surgery is the only way to treat it. >> we needed to come up with a way where we could actually plan her surgery and take the tumor out while still saving her hip joint. >> reporter: they mapped out the surgery feeding high resolution cat scans and mris into this computer. >> we had to plan on making a cut working from the inside of her pelvis out toward the tumor. >> reporter: basically operating virtually blind. >> it allows us to map out the patient's anatomy exactly with the imaging that was done and give us realtime feedback. i could tell exactly what portion of the bone i'm working on. >> reporter: after seven to eight hours of surgery, the d tumor was safely
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her recovery has involved months of physical therapy, but it is going well. >> i'm still a work in progress. i'm still going to pt and still definitely have weakness and issues, but definitely ahead of schedule. >> she's doing well. she is back doing rounds at children's national medical center where she is a resident. she says this experience has better helped her understand what her patients are going through. >> it must be so different for the roles to be reversed and for the doctor to be on the patient side of things. >> how many times has a doctor fussed at you about something you should have done and here was a medical student. >> doctors make the worst patients. it is sentencing day for the man who landed his gyro ccoptern the grounds of the capital last
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mark segraves joins us live where the sentence was just announced. >> reporter: 120 days in prison for douglas hughes, the former postal worker from florida who, as you said, flew his gyrocopter over the capital. he said it was an act of civil disobedience. the judge said it was a publicity stunt. prosecutors said it was a reckless game of russian roulette with the public safety. the judge said he will have to serve 120 days in prison and then have 12 months of supervised probation. stay away from the u.s. capital and the white house. here's what he said to reporters just after leaving the courthouse. >> the verdict is in. i'm going to be serving four months in jail. i expect it to be in florida. when i get out, i'l
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supervised release or probation for a year. it will be after i finish up my prison. i'll be continuing with my a activism, that being the career that has replaced my job at the post office. i don't have a prepared statement. i'd love to respond to questions. i am certainly not totally pleased nor terribly disappointed in the verdict though. >> reporter: now hughes will have to turn himself in at a later date. he was allowed to walk out of court with his wife and daughter. they'll head back to florida. he hopes to be able to serve his time in his home state of florida. you'll hear why he did this and why he doesn't regret it coming up. i'm tom sherwood in the district. you buy or sell something online. then you want toee
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worried it might be a setup. you might be robbed. the d.c. policeso h 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, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families.
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>> announcer: and now your storm team 4 forecast. storm team 4 right now tracking some rain across the region. boy, do w n
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we've been very dry. the pollen has been way up there. mix and sun of clouds. we've seen some more clouds today, but also some sunshine at times. that's still allowed temperatures to get up into the 70s. current temperature out at the airport right now. you can see a little bit of sunshine today. 74 degrees. winds out of the south at about 13 miles per hour. we are seeing that southerly wind. up to 79 in fredericksburg. 79 in charlottesville. near 80 there. 74 up towards the leesburg area. the dry stretch that we've seen, definitely this month we're getting closer to an inch below average. since march 1st, we're well over three inches below average. that's going to continue on through the next three days. tonight's rain right now is back to the west. nothing going on around the d.c. metro area, but if you look back towards winchester here, around winchester in through frederick
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towards harding and hampshire counties, moving towards winchester. this has had some lightning and some thunder. heavier downpours too. through portions of clark and louden county, heads up in those locations. most of us should remain on the dry side. just going to clip right like that. it won't even come close to d.c., but the wider view showing what's happening just back to the west. there's the storm system that's been plaguing the center portion of the country for days finally moving east. let's show you on future weather how we're going to be overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. by 7:00 a.m., most of us dry. chance of showers back to the west. by around 10:00, notice some shower activity around town. take the umbrella. tomorrow will not be a washout, but we will see scattered showers from time to time. i think the c
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the overnight hours tomorrow night. here's 11:00 tomorrow night. if you're headed out to dinner tomorrow night, you may get a little bit on the wet side. 62 degrees. 3:00 to 4:00, temperature around 75. temperatures this weekend a little bit cooler on sunday, but saturday into the low to mid 70s. sunday, upper 60s to low 70s across the area. look at monday. up to 86 degrees. that's not the only 80 in the forecast. veronica has a few more coming up in the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. fans are still reeling over the loss of a musical icon. >> prince was known for reinv t reinventireinven reinventing himself throughout his life and career, so we asked you to weigh in on your favorite. "purple rain" prince is still on top. you can keep voting on the nbc washington facebook page. admitted to shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in
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supposed to be sentenced today. in an unexpected move he's asking the judge to withdraw his guilty plea. we have exclusive video of what this suspect told detectives shortly after the shooting happened. he's a firefighter. he was on his way home from a funeral for a fallen firefighter when he saw a car ablaze on the side of the road, so he did what firefighters do. he went to
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we're following the latest developments the death of music icon prince. we got this picture of him at his latest concert in atlanta a few weeks ago. prince was battling the flu. his plane also had to make an emergency landing last week in illinois because of a medical emergency. his representatives have said that was for dehydration. of course, deputies were called to his home and studios outside minneapolis this morning where they found prince unresponsive in an elevator on his compound. they performed cpr, but obviously it did not work. prince dead at the age of 57. eri erika? it should have been a sentencing day for a man who admitted to shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend that target parking lot. >> instead a major twist in the case. meagan fitzgerald was in the court today and joins us from nt
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>> reporter: in an unexpected move, donald bricker fires his attorney and is asking the judge to withdraw his guilty plea. this comes after he confessed to the murder on two different occasions. we're hearing what bricker told detectives shortly after the murder. it has been nearly 11 months since the 24-year-old was gunned down in this parking lot. her ex-boyfriend donald bricker jr. pulled the trigger before speeding off his crashing his vehicle a few miles away. bricker told investigators he shot his ex-girlfriend when they interviewed him inside his hospital room shortly after the murder. we have obtained that video, which we're hearing for the very first time. >> i shot her and then i shot her again. i just pointed it and shot her. >> why?
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>> uh-huh. >> i don't know. >> reporter: in december, bricker told the judge he was guilty, but in court today he fired his attorney and now wants the judge to withdraw his plea. >> he wants to hire a new attorney in that he didn't get all the information available to him in making his decision in regards to a plea. >> taking it day by day and just praying. >> reporter: every day has been challenging, but her sister tiffany and mother cassandra say they found strength through their family, friends, and faith. >> we're trying to find closure. it looks like we can never get there right now. each time we prepare ourselves to get there, he pulls the rug out from underneath us. >> reporter: bricker will be back in court in two weeks. that's when we'll learn if he's hired a new attorney or got a public
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reporting in montgomery county, news 4. with primary day in maryland a little less than a week ago, the candidates in the republican presidential race are making more appearances today. cruz accused donald trump of giving into political correctness for opposing north carolina's new bathroom law. the law which requires transgender people to use bathrooms matching the gender on their birth certificate should not have been passed. today's appearance is cruz's second in maryland this week. trump held an event on the eastern shore yesterday while john kasich was in annapolis on monday. on the democratic side, a clinton is in town trying to get more voters to the polls. chelsea clinton campaigned in silver springs this morning. she reached out to young people to encourage them to be a bigger part of the political process. after silver springs, she went over to prince
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to campaign in beltsville. police often warn people you've got to be careful when you're buying or selling things online with strangers. it can be dangerous, and they've seen a lot of crimes linked to those online offers, but as tom sherwood shows us, d.c. police are establishing so-called safe zones where you can securely close the deal. >> reporter: craigslist is the best known, but not the only online mark place for individuals and reports of crimes, even murders, are not uncommon nationwide. now d.c. police chief cathy is making three police stations safe places for buyers and sellers to meet up. >> we have seen a significant increase in the number of people getting robbed when they come to make these exchanges. we have seen these turn into sexual assaults. >> reporter: participants can meet up
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stations during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. >> you're putting yourself at risk. >> reporter: the district headquarters on v street, passers-by welcome the same zones. >> that sounds better than having people come to your home to buy your furniture or for other reasons. >> i think it is a pretty good thing for the city to do. so many people today are buying things on craigslist. you never know who is going to be on that end. >> reporter: police are urging citizens to be aware about meet-ups if they don't use a police station. >> do it during the daylight hours in a public place where there's others around. >> reporter: and note this. the chief said police are just making a safe place available for transactions. police officers will not get personally involved to settle disputes or other conflicts over what's being sold.
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news 4. it was a fight in the girl's bathroom. how this ended with the death of a 16-year-old student at a school. a major development in volkswagen's emissions scandal. a deal made 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"
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ance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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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. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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can you come to my house? >> all right. we'll talk later. >> out on a date during his skate with players during the american special needs hockey association. his support helped teens like the washington ice dogs hit the road this month to a mecca of hockey, lake placid. >> this is the rink where the miracle on ice occurred. >> the biggest upset in sports history happened in this arena where we're sitting at. >> he just took a rag tag bunch of college players, cobbled them together, and did the impossible. >> this is your time. now go out there and take it. >> reporter: they took to the famous ice for opening ceremony and a weekend of games earlier this month. each athlete with a unique special need, but
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their love of the sport. >> learning in a team in general builds brotherhood. the more you learn about a team, the better you can be. it's the hardest sport to do anything in. then you add on everything else that they have. the parallel to the americans on the miracle on ice is them. >> at first, honestly couldn't find a place where show could play on her terms. so finding a team where she could play, miracle number one. bringing that team to lake p placid is miracle number two of the weekend. >> you'll enjoy it. you'll love it. parents, please look at special hockey. it's a great place to be. >> the ice dogs are just one of many programs in the area specifically for special needs
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fundraiser this weekend. you can search youth hockey in the nbc 4 app for more information. >> great cause and great kids. talk about a dry spell. finally, we've got some rain moving in. >> veronica johnson is keeping a close eye on it. >> will it be enough to bring down the pollen count? so many folks suffering. our washington nationals, could they see a game delay tomorrow? i'll tell you what i think on the other side of the break. stick with us. and the response to the death of a musical legend. prince is still pouring in on social media. we'll have a look at some of the very memorable tributes next.
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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he had just left the funeral for a colleague. now a prince george's county fire official is credited with saving the life of a woman whose car became a ball of fire right after he pulled her free. pat collins is there with details of this dramatic rescue. pat, talking about being in the right place at the right time. >> reporter: unbelievable,
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look at this car. the door handle, the steering wheel, the rearview mirror. it's hard to believe that anyone could survive something like this, but a woman did with some help. the flames went through and around the car, up in the air almost touching the power lines above. this was the scene on route 301 on brandywine road last night. imagine being trapped in a car on fire like this. and when you look at the car today, it's hard to believe anyone survived, but indeed yesterday there was a woman caught inside and she made it out with some help. it began with flames shooting out from the undercarriage and she was in trouble. >> she was sitting straight up in her seat, except here
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>> and not responsive. >> not responsive at all. >> reporter: he's the man who came to the rescue. he was returning from the funeral for fallen firefighter john ulmschneider. he saw the fire. he saw the woman trapped inside. he went to work. he tries to breakthrough the driver side window, but as he does the woman hit it is accelerator. that causes the car to lurch down the embankment. the fire intensifies and so does the urgency on the scene. a construction worker shows up with a tool to bust through the passenger side window. chief ware makes his move to save her life. >> i did what anybody else driving by at the same time would have done. >> are you a hero? >> no, sir. >> jus
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job? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: live in accokeek, pat collins. news 4. well, the reaction still pouring in across the country as people get news about the death of superstar prince. here are some of the condolences that we were tweeted out today. madonna said she changed the world, a true visionary. what a loss. i'm devastated. this is not a love song. justin timberlake tweeted several times. his last one features a picture of the singer with the words nothing compares. legend billy idol also tweeted, i can't believe prince has died. he was a great talent. rest in peace. comedian ellen degeneres said prince was brilliant and larger than life. what a sad day. whoopie goldberg with a comment that sums up what everybody is
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this is what it sounds like when doves cry. prince, rest in peace. >> a sad day for folks around here. everybody in the newsroom bringing back memories of all the songs he used to sing. >> gone way too early. i've got my memories too that i've been sharing. that was on vinyl. as far as our weather goes here for the evening, we're seeing some clouds out there. a few showers entering areas of west central maryland around hagerstown. winchester, a few showers, but we have a better chance. our best chance for tomorrow and tomorrow at this time as mentioned. the washington nationals taking on minnesota twins. here are the showers about to make their way toward martinsburg as well as frederick. a little bit in the way of some moderate rain that will headed this way. tomorrow a chance for a thunderstorm or two across the
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so here we are at 9:00, 9:15, early friday morning. charl charlottesville, some rain coming through. we will have those showers that will be skart scattered. mid 60s to the upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. first thing out the door, yeah, you can go with short sleeves. you'll want to have a jacket. it's going to be a little cool out until we warm up. for sure an umbrella not for the afternoon, but also for the evening hours. i don't think the rain is going to be exiting our area until after about midnight. our best chance tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. here it is. we're tracking it on friday. showers coming into the area very scattered at lunchtime. awfully light. our best chances after about 4:00 or 5:00 or so. there you can see it at 7:00 the rain coming through. then making its way out of here by midnight, so not looking like we're going to get the
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good drenching that would bring down that pollen. why so many of us have headaches and the raspy voice and the sniffles. if you're going to the game tomorrow, 69 at 7:00. by 10:00 p.m., 64. there could be a very brief delay. i don't expect anything major with the rain coming our way. about 0.1 to 0.25 of an inch. saturday, we're back to sunshine with highs topping out in the mid to upper 70s. get a load of the early part of next week. monday, 86 your high temperature. not just mild, but warm and feeling a lot like june. we have another front that's going to come in. there could be some thunderstorms and those storms could get a little rough next week. we have another chance on tuesday and thursday of next week all before we round out this month of april. guys? thanks. volkswagen just reached a major deal with the federal government and it could put
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>> this comes after the automaker admitted last year that it rigged vehicles to cheat pollution regulations. consumer reporter susan hogan following the developments in our newsroom. >> reporter: after seven months of the ongoing emissions scandal, we're told today the owners of nearly a half million polluting volkswagens can expect a substantial compensation that could amount to thousands of dollars in their pocket. in addition, owners will have the option to either sell back the vehicles to the company or get them repaired at volkswagen's expense. drivers who leased the vehicles would be able to give them back. the effected models include two liter four cylinder diesel engines dating back to 2009. a federal judge says the agreement will also require the company to set aside other money to promote green automotive technology. today's agreement does not settle lawsuits by state and local
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seeking billions of dollars from the automaker. in the newsroom, susan hogan. just a little more than a hundred days to go before the opening ceremonies of the summer olympics. they lit the official torch in olympia. it was passed to a world champion greek gymnast, then to a brazilian volleyball player. that will travel around greece for the next five days before heading to brazil early next month. some 12,000 people will have carried it around the host nation. organizers for the rio games they're into final testing mode and nearly ready to go. >> every single test event has a different component you want to test. in the next few days, we'll have the swimming test event. it's a new built aquatic center. it's a very important step in the preparations because then you can train and
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prepare your staff in a real game time situation. >> the opening ceremonies are august 5th. our wendy will be traveling to rio to cover the games. you'll be able to watch all the action here on news 4. what started as a bathroom brawl at a high school has ended in the death of a student. now a group of girls being questioned by police. i'm darcy spencer. >> from what the doctors told us, when his head hit that windshield, that was it. ri reporter: what one geving
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next week two d.c. schools will change in and out times following a recent spike in student violence. the change impacts mckinley, tech, and dunbar high. there will be a 20-minute gap between dismissals. it will prevent any altercations between the students at the school. police are working to come up with some other solutions. meanwhile in delaware police say a fight inside a school bathroom ended with the death of a 16-year-old girl. tonight, police are talking to two teens they believe may have been involved. our report from wilmington. >> it hurts when you know her personally. she wasn't one of my stude
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this wasn't her. >> reporter: his organization hope academy worked with the 16-year-old victim. she was set to volunteer with the group this summer in youth programs. >> good grades, very respectful. >> reporter: the victim was involved in a fight inside the girl's bathroom at howard technical high school at around 8:30 this morning. there were two other girls that were fighting with the victim. the injuries she sustained led to her death. >> i'm shocked because this is a tech school. i go here and people are really not that bad here. >> reporter: for students inside the school, some say they were aware of what was going on. others said they were left in lockdown for an hour before being sent home. >> it's very sad because there's too much shooting stuff going around. >> reporter: they say speculation among them is that the fight was over a boy. >> now you fight over a
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that's kind of messed up. >> reporter: the mayor says city schools are safe. this was an isolated incident. news 4. ♪ shock and sadness around the world tonight after the sudden death of a music legend. he was a superstar known for his original music and personal style. >> now fans are mourning the loss of prince and wondering what happened. investigators are starting to offer some new details about his death. here's what we know. deputies found the musician unresponsive in an elevator after they were called to his compound near indianapolis. he's just 57 years old. tonight the tributes continue to come in, including this one from the minnesota twins. thea
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purple with a special on the board that reads, good night sweet prince. we have more on his life and legacy. >> reporter: the body of the 57-year-old singer was discovered this morning at his home in suburban minneapolis. no details have yet been released, but nearby outside his paisley park studios and small group of fans assembled to honor the artist's memory t. the man born prince rogers nelson was inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2004. >> i'm a musician. i live for that. i live for playing and creating songs. >> reporter: the minneapolis native sold more than 100 million records worldwide. hits include "when doves cry," "little red corvette," drew upon influences as wide ranging as


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