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traffic impact of all of this and melissa mollett will be up next with first 4 traffic. back to you. and good morning, everyone. i'm chris xwgordon in for aaron gym cris gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. looks like we'll have some rain for our friday. >> and i hate to give it to you on a friday, but that's just the way the cookie crumples sometimes. it's a mild start to the day. temperatures are 15 to 20 degrees warmer now than the same time yesterday. we're in the mid-60s across the region. 67 now at national airport, 65 in quantico. temperatures will gradually climb to the mid-70s. a little sunshine and then some rain, and then a little sun and some rain and a chance for thunderstorms, as well. not expecting much in the way of severe weather, but have the umbrella ready to go. 65 this morning, 71 at 7:00 tonight with rain likely. have your nats forecast coming up in a few more minutes. and
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but i think you'll like the rest of the weekend. melissa mollett continue its breaking news in first 4 traffic. right now again we're shut down on the beltway, we're talking about the outer loop here between st. barnabas and branch avenue. so all lanes are blocked right now, not seeing much of a slowdown here on the map, but we know it really is going to start there as the morning commute starts building because of that fatal crash there earlier this morning. outer loop at the american leenlg on that bridge, still have the disabled vehicle the two right lanes getting by. spoke with police and it is a semi truck, so it will take some time to get it out of the roadway. big look, you can start to see some slowdowns down low as you're approaching st. barnabas. otherwise beltway actually looking pretty good. 270 at democracy, slow because of sign replacement. developing this morning, hundreds of people in minneapolis
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to remember prince. fans gathered outside the famous music venue where some of the scenes from the movie purple rain were filmed. most people wore purple in honor of the musician. the music superstar was found dead in an elevator at his paisley park estate this minneapolis yesterday morning. that's where prince lived, recorded his music and hosted concerts. the 57-year-old grammy winner made an emergency landing in illinois last week where he was taken to the hospital with what was described as the flu. he then canceled a pair of concert it is in atlanta. he briefly appeared at a party at paisley park on saturday. an autopsy is planned for today. contribute puts tributes ar at home. this morning smithsonian national galley will install his photo in the inem
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♪ just yesterday fans played prince songs and danced in the street in front of the warner theater. candles were lit just outside the theater. prince last performed there in 1993. fans are celebrating his music and his commitment to civil rights. >> it was important to us black lives hear because he was a huge supporter. but also embodieded a lot of resistance that we feel is really important. >> i saw him in concert in about 1985. and purple rain forever. i mean, prince will reign forever. >> this is the photo that you can view at the smithsonian starting today. it was taken by lynn goldsmith in 1993. the new smuseum opens at 11:30 morning.
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memories of prince. he describes him as a prolific musician who was painfully shy. he spoke to tracee wilkins and says that he had a funny encounter with the legendary performer. >> i bump into the lady in front of me and i say excuse me, ma'am. and prince turned around. he had the long flowing hair, i didn't know. but he was so cool. he was like hey, donny. >> only that would happen to donny. if you want to learn more about prince's life and how he's being remembered, we have you covered. be sure to head to the nbc washington app and search "prince." a man and woman are lucky to be alive after a fire trapped them in the basement of a prince george's county home. you can see where neighbors ripped off the bars on the window tahat were keeping them trapped. the fire started around 9:30 last night on g street, and that's where megan mcgrath
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>> reporter: this was a very dangerous situation. the fire was burning on the upper floors of this townhouse trapping a man and woman down in the basement. because of the flames, they coopera couldn't use the stairs to get up and out. and the windows in the basement were covered with metal security bars. so they were trapped in the basement. it that's when two quick thinking neighbors sprang into action. rick and leon realized what was going on and they used a truck to pull the bars off the window. >> when he said they were in the basement, i seen hands out the window. so automatically i knew there were bars on there and they wasn't able to get out through the upstairs because the upstairs was on fire and there was no basement door. so immediately i got my truck and chaen ain and pulled the baf the window. >> reporter: and police officers on routine
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the scene, they helped leon and kick pull the man and woman out of those windows to safety. a lot of damage here to this town home, but the good news here is because of these good samaritan s, everyone will be okay. back to you. a dog is missing after another fire in prince george's county, this one this bowie. fire chief says three people inside the home on eleanor court are okay. firefighters say the flames did not spread from the town home near the intersection of north view drive and mitchellville road and that they were able to put out the fire quickly. no word on a cause. well, this morning fairfax county firefighters are heading back to work as they wait to learn if the body found in the shenandoah national park is of that their missing colleague firefighter nicole mittendorff. virginia state police found the body thursday afternoon. a suicide note was also found in mittendorff's car. meanwhile on the website
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dedicated for find beiing mittendorff, her family posted a statement saying, quote, nicole has been found. our hearts are broken. traffic is moving again on the woodrow wilson bridge morning. it had been shut down last night because of a suspicious package. however, police determined that the box just had a bunch of loose wires inside of it. today a vigil for the two teens killed at the deanwood metro station in recent weeks. john evans iii was stabbed to death on april 11 and just a few week before that, davonte washington was shot and killed. both were 15 years old. the community will remember them this evening and they're walking from the antioch baptist church on 50th street northeast to the metro station at 5:30 p.m. prince george's county plans to crack down on gun violence. county executive rushern baker and maryland's attorney general are
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measur measures today. it's aimed at strengthening handgun licensing laws. we're seeing temperatures back up in the 70s today, but a l lot of us may also see some thunderstorms. chuck bell is tracking the showers. new concerns about lead in local schools. the new results and why some parents are furious about the response from the district. memorials to remember prince. the new details on the investigation as policpiece toge et
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democrat donna edwards knows what it's like to struggle. divorced and without a place to live. raising her son alone. going without health insurance to put food on the table. but donna persevered. then she put that strength to work for us. protecting women from domestic violence. taking on the nra. rejecting wall street's cash. powerful interests don't want democrat donna edwards. that's a powerful reason why we do.
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welcome back at 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> a little rain, but could we get it cleared up by saturday? >> yeah, chuck. >> wow. you're tough. yeah, chuck! i'll do my absolute level best to get all the rain out
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plans are interrupted. but your friday, rain chances pretty much from start to finish. anytime after about 7:00 or 8:00 up until mid ninight tonight. we'll be in the mid-70s this afternoon. radar all dry in the metro, showers enkroefrping on the i-91 corridor for now. and future weather carries it on to i-81 before 8:00 this morning and gradually those rain chances slide right down into the metro. you could potentially stay dry up to lunchtime, but by later on this afternoon, rain chances are increasing dramatically. the weekend forecast coming up in ten minutes. breaking news on the beltway, outer loop here as you're approaching st. barnabas road, you will start seeing the slowdowns. we just spoke with police. the right lane is now getting by. it had been shut down to about an hour here this morning. so you can see we still have s
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that should be getting better as people start squeezing by to the right side of the roadway. outer loop american legion bridge, disabled vehicle, two right lanes getting by here this morning. so that is still happening. and it's still getting by just okay. no major problem right there. but we still have the tow on the scene. 66 and 95, you can see we don't have any issues 66 or 95. 270 south approaching democracy, you will slow down for quite a bit there near montgomery mall as they're replacing a sign. sports teams travel all the time, but yesterday's trip turned terrifying for the university of virginia's baseball team. their bus driver lost consciousness while driving through an intersection in miami in the middle of last night's rush hour. the bus crashed into a tree and four other vehicles before stopping. virginia's baseball coaching staff immediately started giving the driver cpr. miami rescue officials are calling the driver's condition extremely cral
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parents are upset over reports of elevated lead levels found in the water of three elementary schools in d.c. those schools include capital montessori, miner, and pane in the capitol hill area. recent testing found the levels elevated but below what the epa considers dangerous. the results of the testing done by the department of general services were posted on their website, but parents that we spoke with had no idea. >> so when are they going to -- they never said nothing to you some>> no, they never said anything. >> the department of general services says it's working with d.c. public schools to improve communication with parents. a new push for voting rights. city leaders are drafting a constitution for statehood for the first time since the 1980s. mayor muriel bowser announced her plans last night. the "washington post" reports
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has unanimous support. right now washington's 670,000 citizens lack voting rights in congress. residents could see d.c.'s initiative for statehood as soon as november. well, this morning in decision 2016, a top aide to donald trump says he's ready to bring in the big bucks for the rnc. du trump's convention manager paul than fort delivered the message with with rnc officials on thursday. he said trump is prepared to work with the rnc to raise the money necessary so that they will be well funded. and prepared to do his part in the campaign. it looks like a congressman wants to move into virginia's executive mansion. the "washington post" is reporting that congressman robert wittman is launching a pac for the republican nomination for governor. this moves that he's creating the virginia first fund pac and he can start to raise cash to run say the wide in 2017 while
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gillespie is running along with ken cuccinelli. and you may remember cuccinelli lo mcauliffe back in 2013. merrick garland is still making the rounds and we caught up with him as he headed in to the office of john hogan. it was a late additional to garland's schedule on thursday. hogan is a republican and the meeting was held behind closed doors. judge garland also met with democrat tim kaine who has called garland supremely qualified for the supreme court. and says the senate owes him a hearing. music icon prince has died at the age of 57. he is being remembered as a legend and a man who took on the music industry to fight for his creative freedom. jay gray has more on the lead-up to his death.
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>> reporter: good morning. as news of his death spread, prince fans began to show up here at paisley park bringing with them flowers, balloons, cards. they are searching for comfort and that procession has continued through the night as authorities here are trying to piece together how and why the popeye c icon died. we know a week ago after what would be his final public concert in atlanta, his private plane flying back here to the minneapolis area actually made an emergency landing. he wassed a meted to a hospital in moline, illinois with what was called flu-like symptoms at the time. saturday released, he came back here and was feeling well enough to throw a dance party here at paisley park. fans who were here for that party say he looked fine, made a passing reference to his illnesut
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normal. and then yesterday morning here frantic calls to 911 when he was found unresponsive in an elevator. that's the latest as the investigation continues. back to you. >> jay, thank you. and ride service uber will pay up to $100 million to settle a class action lawsuit. the suit is over well california drivers are employees or independent contractors. the settle him maintament independent contractors. the settle him maintamen maintae independent contractors even though the lawsuit says uber drivers are employees sbigtsed to reimbursement of expenses. out of the $100 million proposed payment, $8 # million is guaranteed to driver. $16 million is dependent on an thk in ub are's value. comingp on 5:19. it will be crowded in gallery place tonight as the kachts aca are playing the flyerers. >> and a lot of you will be rocking the red. the caps could
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with a win tonight. there are three more round of the playoffs after that one. going for the stanley cup here. tickets are about the same line as they were yesterday, about $100. but we're excited. it would be great to close out the series at home. >> wanted the sweep on wednesday in philly, but tonight would be very, skre welcome. and they may play the penguins. caps lead 3-1 in the series, penguins lead3-1. all right. chuck bell standing by. 65 degrees out there right now. >> nice achbnd mild. a southerly breeze holding temperatures up and bringing a hint of april humidity into the atmosphere, as well. rain chances are continuing to climb as we head into and through your friday. so what to expect then for today? a chance of several different rounds of rain. could a
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or three different times during the day. once later this morning, once midafternoon and then again in the evening. couldn't rule out a risk of a p.m. rumble or two of thunder, but not looking for much in the way of a severe weather threat. highest rain chances, a chance at almost any point, highest rain chances between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. there is storm team 4 radar, here is a cold front well back to our west. it's not in a terribly big hurry to get here. showers may linger in to the first half of your saturday, as well. not looking for any heavy rain, but the dusty umbrellas will need to be cleaned off once again. showers through i-81 and they will sneak into the metro again if you live east of i-95 towards the bay, you might miss out on the first chance for rain this morning, but later on this afternoon 2:00, 3:00, showers likely. here is our thundershower chance down across southern maryland
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rigsburg and again more shower and thunderstorm chances for this evening. so as you plan out your day, it's in the mid-60s morning. will be near 70 by lunch team and afternoon highs today mostly in the mid-70s. if you're headed town for the nats game, showers will be likely and delay certainly a possibility. they should be able to get the game in, but it's not an all-out guarantee. what about your weekend? clouds linger into saturday morning and may be a rain drop or two up to about 9:00 tomorrow morning. but saturday afternoon, things turn out and it turns pretty. and sunday looks makignificent. highs in the 70s. well wbeltway outer loop be st. barnabas and branch avenue, we still have that partial closure, only the right lane here getting by. so you can see some of hose slowdowns here as you're headed on the outer loop. this is because of that fatal crash. there is an inveat
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on. so this will be around for a long time. that is a live look and you can see folks trying to squeeze fto the right. outer loop at the american legion bridge, disabled vehicle reported with the two right lanes getting by. and that is a tractor trailer. top of the beltway, all of these routes in and out of town looking quite good. and remember 270 south at democracy passing montgomery mall, they are replacing the sign. you're squeezing by to the left. one of our area's most popular places to hike is dealing with a big wildfire. the danger as the wildfire tea s s through shen andoah national park. and regardingmarkable recov
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ers. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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well ccome back. a fire tearing through parts of shenandoah national park has now scorchednd i acres. right now it's about 40% contained. heavy smoke has closed down parts of the appalachian trail. today georgetown university is bringing thepidemic to the forefront. it's being organized by the georgetown environmental might be initiative and it begins as 9:00 a.m. you have just a few more days to come up with names for the two eaglets born last month. >> voting runs until 11:59 sunday. so remember to put your vote in. the parents are mr. president and the first lady and there is a link to the voting boot
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the national arboretum on the nbc washington app. just search "eaglet" to find it. we're getting a lot of great ideas. lebity it liberty is a popular one. >> what about statehood? i think the mayor may like that. absolutely. you can see showers moving in. chuck is track the four things to know including whether it will be clear to eat your lunch outside today. new controversy in the race for the white house. the new way donald trump is on the attack as mylandar
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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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hoon noring a music icon. how thousands are remembering prince. quick thinking may have saved their lives. the creative way neighbors stepped up to help when a family was this danger. >> good morning, i'm eun yang. >> and i'm chris gordon in for aaron gilchrist. a pleasure to be with you. >> always nice to have you. and you brought nice mild weather for the morning. people are worried about the rain, chuck. especially there a nats game tonight. i know we're excited about the caps, but there is a nats game. >> and you're giving chris gordon credit for the mild weather now? man. going to bring him to the weather department if you're going to keep giving him credit for the weather. i'm blaming him for the rain chances on your friday just to be clear about that. first
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so we could use it. rain delays are a real possibility for the baseball game. you'll probably need the umbrella on the way in and out. temperatures in the mid-60s this morning. enjoy it, every. dry for now, but rain chances will be increasing with time during the day. so do know that you will have to have the umbrella with you. nats game forecast, a delay is a possibility. game time temperatures will be in the low to mid-70s dropping into the 60s by the end of the game. breaking news continues in first 4 traffic. good morning. so we still have this breaking news there on the beltway. we're talking about the outer loop between st. barnabas road and branch avenue. the right lane is the only thing getting by right now. so you're seeing some of those backups here as you're headed on the outer loop between st. barnabas and branch avenue. we'll take a look at those again here throughout the morning. outer loop at st. barnabas road, overall you can see some of the backups and we'll show that you you through the area, as well. blue and silver line delays
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because of track work between largo town center and addison road. 66 and 95, you can see we don't have any big problem. we still have this outer loop at the american legion bridge, that disabled vehicle still there. big rig into right lanes are what get by at this point this morning. i'll see you back here at 5:41 with a look at travel times. your time right now is 5:32. all eyes on decision 2016 this morning as the gop front runner makes a gradual change in his campaign appearance. rac tracie potts joining us with more. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump going more moderate saying north carolina's bathroom law should get another look he says, that there is no problem with people who are transgender picking the bathroom of their choice. criticism from ted cruz on that. also the convention manager for trump says that he is going to be rolling out a
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trump is different privately than he is in public where right now he's urging the rest of the candidates to get out of the race. >> and what about the democrats? bernie sanders saying he will vow to stay in the race even though the chances of him clinching the democratic for him nation aren't great. so what happens next for him? >> he admits it's an uphill battle, but the ace in the hole to bernie sanders he thinks are the polls. the polls that show that he's a better bet for the democrats against the republicans in november compared to hillary clinton, beating them by a wider are margin. so if he can use those polls to convince more of the superdelegates to come his way, he thinks that he still has a chance. so he's hanging in there through the end of the primaries in june. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill to us. thank you. and president obama is having lunch with queen elizabeth today. it was her 90th birthday yesterday. the president arrived in the united kingdom last night. he will also meet with dwaavid cameron and they will talk about how great britain is considering
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leaving the european union. the president is criticizing that move. a major conversation about transportation safety is happening today in the district. both the national transportation safety administration and faa are holding the safety briefing. ne they will discuss how safety lessons from aviation can be applied to the auto industry. raising a wearness about human trafficking tonight. they want people to identify and report possible signs of human trafficking. the event is happening at 6:00 at the shiloh baptist church in the shaw neighborhood. today an uber driver accused of killing section people in a shooting rampage in michigan heads to court. a judge in kalamazoo will decide whether jason dalton is fit to stand trial. a recent psychological evaluation says that dalton is competent. dalton is also charged with
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february. police say he picked up uber passengers in between his shooting sprees. advocacy groups are calling for people to take a stand against violence on transgender men and women. groups including the trans united fund, and the baltimore transgender alliance are holding a vigil tonight. they are remembering a trans woman killed at the red roof inn in rockville this past weekend. the nba is threatening to move the all-star game out of north carolina if it doesn't change a controversial law. north carolina passed a law that says transgender people can't use bathrooms that they feel most comfortable in. the commissioner adam silver says the law needs to change if they're going to play the all-star game in charlotte next year. the game is coming in february. it is 5:35. today grief counselors will be on happened at a fairfax county high school. it has been between days since a 16-year-old girdi
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in a school bathroom. police say brenda soto was a sophomore at lake plabraddock secondary school. they don't believe there is anything suspicious about her death. >> you may not need a top box from comcast anymore. the company says it is rolling out a program to let people watch tv through devices instead, in response to fcc actions designed to get more people less expensive cable access. comcast is the parent company of nbc universal and nbc 4. well, if you plan to spend this earth day on two wheels instead of behind the wheel, a tax break could be coming your way. >> a d.c. council member wants to add a sales tax holiday to the calendar for
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a measure would exempt taxes on by sick kems and seek link gear including helmets and tires. it would take place every earth day encouraging people to put a brake on those cars and apparently a lot of bicyclists say that it would help the environment, as well. >> it's a wonderful idea. good to get people outside and enjoying nature and using nongas vehicles. >> simple council members support the legislation. now, you may to grab a rain coat for you and the kids before you head out. but will thunderstorms clear up to after school sports today? chuck tracking your school day forecast. and developing right now, disaster in texas. the massive damage from heavy rain as thousands evacuate outside of houston.
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uber is offering a new alternative for those who may not feel safe walking through georgetown's campus at night. for the next two weekends thursday through sunday, uber will offer a pilot program giving discounted rides for students between 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. currently students can take a shuttle across campus, but they say they have to wait a while for it to show up. right now thousands of people in texas are waiting to go home.
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entire town was evacuated during flooding outside of houston yesterday. eight people have died. some texas tdams are holding record amounts of water. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. we need a little rain. we've been really dry around here. >> we need rain for a lot of reasons. thul o number one for the pollen count and also help the fire in the shenandoah valley. they have better chance for rain than we do, but none the less, take your umbrella with you no matter where you live or travel today. rain chances stand at at least 80%. so take it with you to be safe and sound. forecast then for the school day, a mild start. mostly dry here first thirng this morning. temperatures are in the mid-60s. showers are possible by late morning to about lunchtime and likely by later this afternoon into this evening. s
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again need the umbrella and jeans and maybe a little hat. i'll show you the whole seven day forecast which has 80 degree police weath plus weather in our future. breaking news on the beltway, four mile backup because of the crash near branch avenue. so outer loop between st. barnabas and branch avenue, pretty nasty this morning. right lane the only thing getting by because of the fatal accident. outer loop at branch avenue, you can see a live picture with some of those backups here this morning. so if you have to head that way, allow extra time. because it was a fatal crash, the investigation could take some time. blue and silver line delays because of track work. overall all of the travel times looking pretty good. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm win you hop in your car. was it worth it in the big money the fbi says it paid to crack into a cellphone and what the agency's director is
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drivers fly by as troopers make a stop. how a crash is bringing new attention to the dangerous situations law eorcement face nf
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tributes continue to pour in and we find out what led to prince's death. and coming up at 6:00, the bold idea that may have saved lives. and time to wake up and get your friday going. its owe ov it's overcast now and raindrops are in your future. and we still have this problem outer loop between st. barnabas and branch avenue. a five mile backup because of a fatal crash. it is very slow. 66 east after 50, crash in the
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we'll talk about that coming up. a d.c. police officer faces charges after alledgedly threatening a man with his service revolver while he was off duty. michael miner wasn't working when he got into a fight with another driver on the side of interstate 295. police arrested the officer earlier this week and charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon. was it worth $1 million to crack into the cellphone of one of the alleged san bernardino shooters?ey is suggesting. they paid an i hthird party mor he will earn in the rest of his career. he also acknowledged there is a conflict between privacy and security that
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to address. >> all of us share a set of values that are this conflict and we have to federal government out how to resolve privacy and security on the internet with public safety and they're crashing into each other. >> it is not clear what federal officials found on the phone used by syed farook. along with his wife, they killed 14 before dying in a police shoot-out. the head of the metro riders union says she wants to step down. this according to the "washington post." it reports that the group which started to serve as an advocacy group for commuters began to have its own problems. the group says it has more than 1700 members. ashley robbins says that she has to focus on family problems, but hopes whoever takes over can work to get things done. this morning the maryland state trooper involved in this serious crash on the beltway
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take a look, it was last thursday when a driver came up along the shoulder of 495 after a hit and run and slammed into the back of 26-year-old ezra ganeshananda. and that very accident is bringing back the importance of maryland's move over law. it requires drivers to move over a lane or slow down for emergency vehicles. it was not only put in place to protect police and emergency responders, but all drivers when and if they have an emergency situation. maryland state troopers continue to investigation just how important it is to obey the law. >> when we're on the scene of collisions or responding to collisions, the less drivers that are distralgtsed on the roadways only increase our safety. >> the move over law is in effect in virginia and other surrounding states, as well. he led mvp kevin durant to the nba finals and now he's coming to d.c. theiz
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scott brooks to a five year deal. he was the coach for the oklahoma city thunder for seven seasons including one season where he was coach of the year. prince george's county native kevin durant plays for the thunder, but he's about to be a free agent. >> and he's a hometown hero. people love him. he is it so much for the community. comes back to prince george's county all the time. and he supports boys and girls club. and he does it under the radar. and this wizards fan would love to see kevin durant in d.c. we have an update to a story about local returning veterans that we told you about wednesday night. >> thanks this part to donations from news 4 viewers, the veterans are getting a tractor. it was needed for a program that teaches vets how to farm. the training is happening on land once owned by george washington. the arcadia center for sustainable food and agriculture runs the program. thank you so much for supporting the community. what a great
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>> news 4 you, working 4 you, that's wh that's what we do. do you know who is working for us? >> chuck bell? >> that's right. >> working hard today. hate telling you that there is rain chance on a friday, but we really do need the rain on so many different levels. so need rain showers on the way for your friday. right now what you should expect is a cloudy sky early this morning. a couple different opportunities to rain today. sprinkles here this morning mainly west of town, but later this afternoon risk of a rumble or two of thunder in the afternoon hours. best rain chances are between 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. the rain is inching its way closer to the shenandoah valley and on to i-81. the first little chance for rain may or may not ever make it into the metro, but there are two more chances behind that one that are likely to get us wet later today. right now it is a mild morning. we're in the low to mid-60s already. here is the way future weather
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into the shenandoah valley. here is future weather. better rain chances remain back to our west, but by noon, maybe a rumble or two of thunder starting to develop in southern maryland and northern neck. 2:30, 3:00, at least some showers are likely here in the metro air. again more rain chances come this during the evening hours. so if you're going down to the caps game tonight, the game is inside so you won't need to be worried about getting rained on in the game, but on the way down and on the way out, have the umbrella ready to go. quick check of the "7-day forecast," it will be a very pleasant puweekend. could have a few light rain showers early tomorrow, but then afternoon and sunday look dry. and 80s on monday and tuesday and staying well above average all through next week. we'll focus back in on the next 24 hours coming up in ten ut
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outer loop approaching branch avenue. the right lane and right shoulder are getting by. we still have a big problem there because of a crash investigation, a fatal crash there are overnight. likely be like this for the next countple of hours. outer loop at st. barnabas, you can see the volume building because of this closure. and 355 at 118, germantown road, a crash will in the intersection. 66 inbound after 50, a crash in the left lane. blue and silver line delays, track work with largo town center and addison road. and orange line, delays to vienna. see you in ten minutes. take a look at this. flames just pouring from a car on the side of route 301 near brandywine, maryland. prince george's county assistant fire chief darren ware happened to be driving by wednesday afternoon. he and a retired firefighter were able to pull a woman inside the car to safety. a in
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week after surviving the shooting that killed officer john ulmschneider. here is a picture of 19-year-old kevin swain in his hospital bed. the morning side volunteer fire department defeated the photo yesterday with the message thanking the community for its love and support. swain and up smi dlmschneider w checking on the welfare of a resident, and the resident thought the officials were intruders. he shot at them as they entered his home killing officer ulmschneider. remember this crash? it's the one that killed three members of a montgomery county family in february. thousand the maryland state highway administration has a plan to make this very much of river road near whitman high school safer. one proposal calls for eliminating left turns. but some neighbors are concerned that that will backup traffic. instead, they want a traffic signal at the intersection of river and pyle road. state officials say there are not enough left turns at that
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traffic signal. the florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the capitol is heading to jail. did you say has hughes was sentenced to four months behind bars.say has hughes was sentenced to four months behind bars. hughes says his only regret is wasting government resources. >> i'll never do this again, but, he yes, it was worth it. i haven't apologized in the past and i'm not apologizing thousno. we need the reforms. >> hughes says he would be willing to go to jail again in an act of civil disobedience in order to bring more attention to big money in politics. >> the boyfriend who police say left his girl friend's toddler in a hot car is now facing charges in the also girl's death. police say daequan fields left the two-year-old in a hot car for seven hours on wednesday. he called 911 when he the spotted her but it was too late. police charged
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child neglect and involuntary manslaughter. officials say fields routinelyg at two different locations, but something may have entinterrupt that. daimler is launching an investigation into its own diesel emissions tests at the request of u.s. department of justice.announcement comes as global investigations into emissions cheating by car manufacturers ramps up. on thursday volkswagen offered to buy by nearly 500,000 cars to settle its case with u.s. authorities. with your morning business report, i'm landon dowdy. if you're looking for ways to be green on this earth day, there are some new gadgets to help you out at home. smart thermostats can help safe money and energy by automatically adjusting settings. solar power can make energy units more efficient and there
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save water. or you can update the outdated appliances to more energy official ones. bad news for the people who make electric and hybrid vehicles. loyalty has fallen to an all-time low. in fact researchers at edmunds.com say owners of alternative-fuel vehicles are choosing to go back to traditional gasoline powered cars this greater numbers than ever before. and not just any vehicles. they're overwhelmingly choosing suvs. breaking news on the roads. we'll talk more about this in the 6:00 a.m. our. take a look, outer loop there at branch avenue, kristin wright now on the scene. a fatal crash now causing a four mile backup. details coming up. and what better way to welcome your new neighbors than to rescue them from their burning home. the unique way two men sprang into action.
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i'm melissa mollett in first 4 traffic center. breaking news on the roads. outer loop approaching branch avenue, a 4 1/2 mile backup because of an earlier fatal crash that is really causing some delays. so right now only the right lane and the right shoulder are
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if this is your normal route, you will want to allow some extra time. live picture there right now, kristin wright just got there and can show us what is going on there. >> reporter: good morning. just a really, really awful crash. take a look behind me. crash involved a tractor trailer. appears to have crashed into the side, driver's side of a car. we know that one person has died. that was the driver of that car according to state police. traffic out here really just a mess, but improving slowly. we're north of temple hill road. only the right lane asthma lisa mentioned is getting by. moving but obviously slow. so now what happens is the investigation into how the crash happened and of course then this big truck and the car here have to be removed from the road. we're not exactly sure how long that will take. we'll certainly keep you

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