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released back to his family. we also now know that the last time prince was seen was at about 8:00 wednesday night. the sheriff's office says this investigation is personal for them. >> to you, prince rogers nelson was a celebrity. to us, he is a community member and a good neighbor. >> this afternoon, amc theaters announced it will screen "purple rain" at theaters around the country beginning tomorrow, including its locations in alexandria and largo. thank you. now shifting to the weather, we've got a lot of clouds out there and some rain, just as doug said. we weren't going to see a downpour today. >> not enough to help with the allergies, right, doug? >> exactly. you needed the umbrella at times today. the only place that's seen it is down so
southern maryland. we've seen a lot of rain in fredericksburg. back to the west, seeing some thunderstorm activity through shenandoah county makingiti itsy up towards winchester and martinsburg. all of this is still making its way through. here's wave number one. here's wave number two. if you are heading out, keep the umbrella handy. temperatures tonight will fall into the upper 60s, but expect at least some showers could even impact the nationals game, although we'll get that game in. much more on the forecast, including some 80s that return. i'll see you in a minute. residents at a northwest d.c. complex say they are freaked out tonight after a deadly stabbing early this morning. it happened at the tunlaw condominiums. residents had to be evacuated. >> ree
suspect, 59-year-old charles sykes, lived on the fifth floor of this building right here. he was dating the victim who was found stabbed to death inside. this is not what neighbors who live in this glover park building ever thought they'd wake up to. >> you don't expect it out here. >> at about 6:00 a.m., the building fire alarm went off and it meant that everyone had to go outside. >> reporter: police and firefighters surrounded their building for what was first thought to be a suspicious package inside. that was until police soon discovered a woman inside a fifth floor unit who was stabbed multiple times. police arrested 59-year-old charles sykes. >> if it was on the street, it would be a little bit different. inside the building it's creepy. >> reporter: sykes lives in the building and was dating the victim who was visiting. the letter says it was sykes who called police and pulled the fire
but police spent hours combing the building for evidence, trying to piece together what happened and why. >> surprising. something i never thought would have happened here. >> reporter: now, sykes has been charged with second-degree murder and at this point police have not yet released the name of the victim. but coming up at 6:00, hear from a neighbor who describes what he heard around the time of that stabbing. >> thank you so very much. we just learned the driver who died on the beltway was one from prince george's county. jermaine mcallister died when his car collided with a tractor-trailer overnight. this happened near temple hills road. it appears mcallister veered out of his lane into the path of the truck after he'd been stopped on the shoulder. in a sweeping move, virginia's governor is restoring voting rights to all felons who have completed their sentence. it's a move that could have a big impact on the
presidential election. julie carey joins us live from loudoun county where voter registration offices will be especially busy this fall. >> reporter: the governor's executive order means 206,000 virgin virgin virginiana who have done their time will be eligible to vote. no longer will they have to fill out this paperwork to have their voting rights restored. this news is cause for celebration for some. >> oh, absolutely thrilled. it was just amazing. it is amazing. >> reporter: sheila coates has been spent decades helping people register to vote. she is with a group called black women united for action. more recently, she's focused on helping female felons go through the process of filling out these forms to get their voting rights restored. >> for the community that we work with, i'm just thrilled tat
and continue to want to work for social justice. and this is a giant step. >> reporter: the latest step in voting rights restoration came with governor terry mcauliffe's stroke of a pen on the capital steps. he says it marks out a civil war era provision of the constitution. >> it is time to embrace an honest, clean process for restoring the rights of these men and women. >> reporter: we were with sheila coates this afternoon as she phoned an ex-felon she's been helping to tell her the news. she no longer needs to wait on the paperwork to be approved to vote. >> it was awesome. i was so excited because i think everybody should have a chance, a second chance. everybody makes mistakes. >> reporter: this isn't just about voting rights. the governor's order restores all civil rights, including the ability to run for office and serve on a
leaders are outraged by what the governor has done. coming up at 6:00, who they say should still be barred from voting. thank you. we want to know what you think. do you believe that convicted felons who have served their punishment should be allowed to vote? it's our flash survey this afternoon. call or text us. you can also vote over on the nbc washington facebook page. a virginia man charged in the death of a toddler will remain behind bars now. police tell us fields left a 2-year-old girl in the backseat of a car for seven hours. he didn't realize until he went to pick up the girl's mother in pentagon city. fields is charged with neglect and involuntary manslaughter. president obama is overseas in the u.k. right now. earlier today, he had bilate
minister of david cameron. afterwards, a reporter asked him about prince. >> i didn't know him well. he came to perform at the white house last year and was extraordinary. it so happens our ambassador has a turntable, so this morning we played "purple rain" and " "delirious" just to get warmed up before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this. >> here at home one of the smithsoni smithsonian's museums is recognizing prince's life and accomplishments. his portrait is back on display. >> reporter: on any given day, there are 900 or so portraits on display here, but today there's one that a lot of people are interested in. in fact, today it is one of their most popular portraits. the first visitors wereer
the new acquisitions gallery. on the day after the death of its subject, it was perhaps the one generating the most emotion. >> i think for a lot of prince fan that is grew up with his music. >> reporter: this black and white photo of prince and his guitar is making its second appearance. >> it is from our second installation, cool, that we installed in 2014. >> reporter: other documents the moment with a photograph of a photograph that on this day held more significance than any of the 900 or so works on display. >> it's amazing to be a part of this. he was an amazing, amazing artist. his music will live on forever. >> reporter: it wasn't the first local tribute to the music icon
a group put on purple and gathered outside the warner theater. there it was a communal experience. here in a more subdued setting, the experience was somehow more intimate, taking the viewer back to a certain time of their lives like music will do, even when you can't hear it. >> for me, it was the college years that were -- he was the best. just really set a tone. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. as the tributes to prince pop up across our region, we'll get a report live from outside paisley park tonight with more on the latest developments on how prince died. and it was roof work that cost people thousands. one worker accused of telling a homeowner that a tree did the damage, but investigators say it was a hammer. find out if you could be one of the victims. and stuni
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♪ two thousand, zero, zero, party over, oops out of time ♪ >> here in the district, fans celebrated the life of prince with an impromptu dance party. a big party gathered outside the reef center with a dj playing prince's hits from the back of a pickup truck. the sudden loss of a man who friends say led a very healthy lifestyle has caught the world by surprise. this evening there are still so many more questions surrounding how prince died. jay gray is live outside paisley park for us. jay, we can see the growing memorial behind you. we want to learn more about what the latest details are in the investigation, but tell us about what's going on behind you there. >> reporter: yeah, erika. this crowd has been building since sunrise this morning. thousands showing up. some adding to that memorial with flowers,
placards. many with the same lingering questions that investigators have here about the pop star's sudden death. what we know now is the autopsy has been completed. the medical examiner telling us, though, that it will be several weeks before any of that information is available and made public. police think that they're keeping all of their information close to the vest as well, stressing that this is still an ongoing investigation, but they say they are finished here at paisley park, that they have turned it back over to representatives of prince. that as these fans continue to mourn the loss here and say they will continue to honor a man that say shaped their generation providing a soundtrack for decades. a lot of emotion here as you might imagine. that's the latest live outside of paisley park. >> before i ask you about plans for funeral arrangements there, i want to ask y
information we were learning about prince's state when he had to make that emergency landing in illinois. that new information we got today. >> reporter: yeah, it's interesting because we were told initially that they went to the hospital because of flu-like symptoms, but nbc news has confirmed that in fact the call from that plane was that there was an unresponsive male. that means twice this week here at paisley park where he died and in that plane on the way home after a concert in atlanta that prince was deemed unresponsive. a very serious condition. obviously serious enough for an emergency landing and a move to a hospital in illinois. two serious events and something that will be key as this investigation continues. >> what about funeral plans and any more public tributes we'll be seeing in the coming days, jay? >> reporter: we know there is going to be an all
it started last night and it will continue. there have been tributes across the country, but as far as anything that is formally planned, no word at all on any of that at this point or a funeral. prince was a devout jehovah's witness. plans being made likely by his family. a lot of people, thousands, maybe 10,000, police estimate from yesterday to today, deciding to hold their own memorial right here outside of paisley park. >> thank you so very much. we invite you to tune in tonight for a special edition of dateline nbc on the death of prince. lester holt will anchor the special. "prince, life and death of an icon" airs at 10:00 right here on news 4. the virginia school district at the center of the court ruling surrounding transgender bathrooms is appealing the decision now.
wants a review with all the fourth circuit court judges. the three judge panel argued he should be allowed to use the boy's bathroom. school policy had required students to use a single stall restroom or the one corresponding to their biological gender. a medical examiner just confirmed a suicide in the death of a firefighter reported missing last week. we told you yesterday about the body found at shenandoah national park. well, family members later announced on their website it was 31-year-old nicole mittendorff. police reveal they found a note in mittendorff's car last saturday a mile from where they found her body. i'm doreen genzler. here at news 4 we're committed to our series on changing minds about mental health issues in our community. there are some
statistics out today from the centers of disease control and p prevention. more and more women are dying by taking their own lives. a 24% spike in suicides in the u.s. between 1999 and 2014. that's their highest level in almost 30 years. researchers saw increased for middle-aged men and women, but saw the largest jump among white and native american women. suicide rates for adults over the age of 75 has actually decreased in that time period. joining us now to offer insight is a guest with the american foundation for suicide preventi prevention. the cdc lists suicide as the tenth leading cause of death in this country. what is behind these numbers in these increases?
it is a health issue. many things come together when someone dies by suicide or has a suicide attempt. that risk increases with life stressors, with health factors, but mental health and someone struggling with mental health problems is at greatest risk. that's what we're seeing in this country, people not getting the correct access to care. you know, if you look at things that we need to do as a society, we need to get our federal and local officials on the phone. we need to say, you need to fund the national violent death reporting system so we can know more about these statistics. we need to tell people there is hope and help available. >> one of the things in this report found the biggest increase in my demographic, middle-aged white women. can you talk about that group and what we think is involved in the spike in that number? >> what we know from research and existing data is that there are higher rates of suicide and
baby boomer cohort, the baby boomer generation. and as they have aged, that has continued to ascend. there is also increasing factors within that age demographic like divorce and substance abuse, opiates, opioids, combined with high rates of substance abuse can create tremendous risk for suicide. access to lethal means is really the key here. we have to limit access to lethal means to people in crisis. >> what does that mean? >> whether it is firearms or other types of means, opioids. if people are struggling, if people are in crisis, family members need to get them to a safe place and get those means away from them for the time being so they can get treatment and help. in most cases these people are not
proper mental health treatment and care. >> is part of the problem the screening that's taking place in our medical system in general that we don't treat mental health issues the same as other health issues? >> absolutely. we have to put our brain on the same level as we would with our heart, our stomach, our kidneys. if an individual went to the emergency room for a heart attack, we wouldn't tell them in the middle of their heart attack that they needed to start working out and start eating better. we would get them immediate help. someone in crisis, their brain is not functioning correctly, so we've got to tell them you're having an issue with a brain that's a physiological health issue. you can get treatment just like you can with any other physical health issue. >> there are a lot of warning signs when people are in crisis and lots of information available, particularly from your organization, the american foundation for suicide prevention. you all also sponsor all sorts of events all
where people can go for more information. >> we're at afspb.org. we need to get people access to good health care. we need to save lives. >> thanks for being here today. >> thank you. >> if you or someone you know may be in need of help, we hope you'll visit our special changing minds section on our web page. there you'll find a map to help locate treatment available near you. >> such a critically important issue. thank you both. coming up, two deadly attacks at one metro station. now one d.c. community is demanding change. plus, it's a story that impacts just about everybody in prince george's county. if you have trash, you're going to want to hear about these chang. ahead on news 4 on this earth day, how arlington county is getti you tngo
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>> announcer: and now your storm team 4 forecast. who is happy it's friday? yes. all right, friday out there and we're dealing with a couple of showers. yeah, we've seen a couple of showers here and there today in the d.c. metro area. right now just some cloud cover, but a very nice afternoon. temperatures in the low 70s. winds out of the south 13
per hour. a little bit of sun mixed in now. we do have the rain, but most of us are on the dry side. 70s across the area. we did go into the 60s earlier. now the 70s since it's stopped raining. we do need the rain. close to an inch now since the beginning of this month and over 3 inches since the beginning of march 1st. some of us saw some rain. 0.02 in leesburg. they saw some nice rain. there is more to come. here's the latest radar showing the rain just south of d.c. around fredericksburg and huntingtown. all seeing some rain right now. that's one area of rain coming in. you can see right along 95 from woodbridge down towards quantico. this is all moving to the north and east, so it will clip part of the district here towardshe
beltway. heads up over the next hour light rain for the most part. back towards harding and hampshire counties in west virginia, one area of thunderstorms. this one moving to northern frederick county and right over towards martinsburg. expect more rain. this will be some of the heavier rain. then you widen out. we've got another line of storms back to the west. we're going to see this continue all night tonight and even through the early morning. notice 10:00, 11:00 tonight, a couple of scattered showers. not bad. i think the nationals game should get in no problem. could there be a quick delay? yeah, it's possible, but we're going to be fine. showers around 9:00, 10:00. saturday will not be dry for everyone early, but by afternoon we clear out and see sunshine by saturday afternoon. highs tomorrow into the 70s all across the
74 leesburg. mostly cloudy early with a slight chance of a shower. then sunshine. 72 on sunday. look at monday and tuesday into the mid 80s. 85 on monday. 86 on tuesday. we'll send it back to you guys. thank you. we're looking forward to that 85 and 86. this earth day a tribute to a firefighter. a family stuck in the basement of their home, but it wasn't just the firefighters who pulled them out. we'll tell you about the tag team rescue in prince george's county. i'm darcy spencer in bethesda where montgomery county police have arrested a man in a home improvement scam. i'll tell you how he was ellegedly abl
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be aware of a scam tonight going around our area. >> that's right. individuals posing as contractors and offering to do repairs. this evening we're learning about a man accused of creating damage and then getting a woman to pay to have him fix it. darcy spencer is live in bethesda with details. darcy? >> reporter: erika, i spoke to the son-in-law of t
79-year-old victim. he is obviously very angry that she was taken for more than $2,000. >> it makes my blood boil. i mean, it's despicable that people would pray on other people this way. >> reporter: evidence that a repair guy made this hole in the roof of his 79-year-old mother-in-law's home and then told her a tree limb damaged her roof. >> it looks like they bashed it in with a hammer or a hatcher and then stuck a tree limb through it with a picture in their cell phone. >> reporter: allegedly he told her he was doing work in the area when he noticed the tree limb. >> they didn't have any business cards or a ladder. they borrowed her ladder to get on the roof. they put an old shingle on
that any rain would run in and leak into the house. a nice touch. >> reporter: police charged the man with theft, destruction of property, and other charges. he's accused of similar crimes in fairfax county. he also scammed a woman in kensington. >> he got a deposit in that case of $300 and then just never returned to the home. she never saw him again. >> reporter: there have been a dozen home improvement scams in the county just since march 1st. police are warning residents beware and don't feel pressured to hire a repairman that comes to your door offering a quick fix. >> things happen in the heat of the moment. if they didn't call to this person to come to their door, they don't need to be talking to this person. >> reporter: that's right. that 79-year-old woman quickly realized that she had been taken. she put a stop payment on her check, but it had been cashed at a check cashing store. now that business
she owes them the money. the one thing these victims have in common that helps explain while they were targeted. reporting live from bethesda, news 4. all right. cue the music. capitals just one win away from moving on. >> and we are counting down tonight, folks. not an easy task against a flyers team coming off that big win up in philly. jason, what is the main thing this team has to do to close it down tonight? >> reporter: well, jim, i think the capitals want to get off to a fast start against the philadelphia flyers. we all know the closeout games are extremely difficult no matter who the opponent may be. no one wants to see a game six on the road in a hostile environment. that's why they want to take care of business tonight. the last two games in philadelphia, it was the flyers who jumped out to the quick start scoring first in both those contests. the caps were able to play
up in game three thanks to a slew of power plays, but that wasn't the case in game four. a former capital was in net for philly. he was outstanding. the caps know they must raise their sense of urgency. >> we have to come out tonight and play with a lot more moti emotional value in our game. they're a quick start team. we need to do the same thing to them. we have to have that mentality and urgency and then go from there. >> we want to play good in the first, second, and third. but if something doesn't happen, we're still confident we can still play through everything. >> we don't have to give them any brief in the beginning of the game.
caps can get off to that hot start they want to. puck drops at 7:00. one of the caps top defenseman, he is out tonight. he'll miss his second straight game in this series with an upper body injury. back to you. you'll notice something new if you're out and about along a popular outdoor canal this weekend. the project is part of the centennial celebration for the national parks service. you'll still be able to cross the old bridge while work on the
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how often do you look up and admire all the trees that are lining the communities? well, this week the arlington county board officially named 23 notable trees. as david culver found out on this earth day, they're more than just trees. they're living legacies. >> reporter: outside arlington county fire station four, sounds of change. >> obviously, you can hear in the background the change that's happening here. we wanted to try to take some steps to try to preserve it as much
>> reporter: the commander talked about preserving this, well, tree. >> it's not just a tree. >> reporter: the southern magnolia went into the ground outside the station in 1965. look closely in this photo. that's the same tree standing just a few feet tall some 50 years ago. to understand this personal connection, you need to know about captain archie hughes. >> i've talked to some of the older gentlemen who are still around. they said captain hughes was probably someone who could have been a fire chief one day. >> reporter: but at 33, his life cut short responding to a house fire. >> he didn't come out when the rest of the crew did. >> reporter: the young roots went into the earth in memory of captain hughes. this week arlington's board officially named it a notable tree. arlington county has been running this program for nearly 30 years. in total, they have some 300 a
some of them in public spaces, like this elm. jamie helps run the program. he says it's about recognizing the owners are caretakers as much as the trees. >> and let people know with proper care you can have a notable tree someday too. >> reporter: that proper came from captain hughes' fellow firefighters and those who have since been stationed here. >> that's what we're trying to preserve is the memory to make sure arlingtonians know of his sacrifice. there is going to be a major change in trash pick up for everyone living in prince george's county. you may have noticed fliers on your door announcing the change. well, the county is moving to once a week trash pick up instead of twice a week. starting in may, the county will begin distributing some new trash cans. there just wasn't enough trash
>> we're going to eliminate the second trash pick up. we're going to keep those resources into quality of life programs like litter pick up. >> prince george's county leads the state in recycling. that's part of the reason why there's no longer a need for two pick up days. here's the latest on storm team 4 radar. tracking some areas of rain, especially south of the district. i'll be showing you future
although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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their community as prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins shows there are other states they are hoping will help them fight the problem. >> reporter: even with maryland's tough gun laws, prince george's county has seen a 53% increase in homicides and 14% in nonfatal shootings since last year, but many of those guns are coming from out of state. >> one of the things we suffer from is our surrounding neighbors don't have the same type of restrictions that we have. >> reporter: the rise on gun violence in the county is frustrating at best. he's calling for other states to adopt gun licensing laws like the one maryland enacted in 2013. >> in domestic violence and homicides that are committed, they were committed with guns that were legally purchased somewhere else but brought legally into the state of maryland. >> reporter: according to our nbc 4 maris
maryland voters if laws covering the sales of guns should be more strict, 59% said yes. what maryland is doing is working and now other states should do the same. >> it has already reduced gun deaths in maryland. >> reporter: according to marylanders to prevent gun violence, 44% of guns used in maryland crime come from out of state. >> there are three times as many guns that come into the state and end up in the hands of criminals as guns that leave our state and are used in crimes outside our borders. >> reporter: the shooting death of prince george's county police officer also involved an out of state gun. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, swooel explain. in palmer park, i'm tracee wilki wilkins. two 15-year-olds killed within two
at the same metro station. faith leaders are holding a prayer walk and vigil for the community. shomari stone is live. >> reporter: good evening. the group arrived here moments ago from antioch baptist church in d.c. this is a peaceful vigil. many of them tired of the violence that is plaguing, gripping this community. let's roll some video right now. the 15-year-olds were killed at this station in recent weeks. within the past 30 days. their family and friends are having this vigil. they walked from the church i'd say approximately a couple of minutes ago. community leaders were supposed to be here. however, i don't see them right
let's come back out here live. police have stepped up enforcement at the deanwood metro station. a lot of riders are concerned about security. there are children here. many of them live in this neighborhood and having to deal with this type of violence, well, parents and the minister at antioch baptist church are quite frankly very tired of it. we'll continue to tell you more about this story. i'm shomari stone. news 4. probably the worst thing about the rain is that it is just annoying because it is hit and miss showers, right? >> exactly. >> not exactly a full downpour. just a little bit here and there. >> it's not like a line we can track and tell you exactly what time it is going to impact the area. our rainfall deficit since march 1st is just over three inches. maybe up to 0.25 of an inch for
some much-needed rain, but in the form of scattered on and off showers through tomorrow morning. spectacular on sunday. it will be breezy from start to finish. here's the latest. southern maryland, you have seen the most rain today. we continue to track showers there. notice some heavy rain back around winchester and up into western maryland. this is moving off toward the east. you can see loudoun, frederick, all of montgomery counties completely dry at this point. this activity generally moving toward the northeast. this whole system has to push through the area. this is actually a cold front that will clear the area tonight on into tomorrow morning. right now it is mild. 71 degrees. by 9:00, temperature around 68. 11:00 p.m. we're only in the mid 60s. this cloud kind of acting as a blanket, so it is not going to become that chilly.
50s. tomorrow, the weather will have a low to moderate impact on your morning. scattered showers around. here's future weather. i don't want you to notice so much the location where it is putting the showers out, but just notice how they're scattered. there's not a lot of rain on the map through the morning hours. by noon, our rain chances diminish with afternoon sunshine. by noon, we're in the upper 60s. a high tomorrow of 73. we'll hit that at 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. 9:00 nice with temperatures in the mid 60s. some rain around. probably want to eat indoors. heading to the nats game not tonight, but tomorrow or sunday afternoon it's going to be nice. temperatures are looking good. iec
sunday. a high temperature on sunday of 72 degrees. monday, a high of 85. that's a good 15 degrees above normal. plenty of sunshine as well. here's the school day forecast for the kids. at the bus stop, cool. maybe a light jacket. by recess, they won't need it. by dismissal, temperatures running well above normal. on tuesday, late showers in the forecast. we go from 86 on tuesday down to 67 on wednesday. then the potential for some more rain next thursday and friday. thanks. the president and first lady are across the pond in the u.k. right now to wish the queen well on her birthday. this is our favorite picture of the day. we can't get enough of it. >> this just hit social media. there's this moment being captured today with the younger royals. look at him. prince george in his bedtime attire equipped with bathrobe and
this is just preciousness. i can't. the little prince got this 15-minute bedtime extension so he could meet mr. obama for the first time. during that time, he showed off his excitement for this rocking horse that the obamas gave him for his birth. could not get enough of this. >> i didn't know they made robes that small and i think he is popping the collar on it. >> unbelievable. new inspiration for special nee needs athletes in alexandria. a mural dons a once drab wall. a local artist created the design with the words "courage to live big" that particularly applies to the special needs players. >> the idea of unity with the hands and the butterfly. it is about community and growing together, you know, having the courage to live big and to be courageous and
each other grow as a community. >> the official unveiling is tomorrow at 12:30. a fitting earth day project will have d.c. students literally thinking outside the box box. dozens of volunteers are building an outdoor classroom. the project is led by a group called real school gardens. in addition to building these outdoor learning spaces, the group also trains teachers on how to incorporate the gardens into their lesson. they say schools taking part in the program see a 12% to 15% jump in standardized test scores. a fire rescue. community heros jumped into action before firefighters arrived. how one local family made it out alive. coming up at news 4, they're getting ready for the national cannabis festival. i'm mark
lee high school in fairfax county looks a lot nicer this afternoon thanks to a springfield eighth grader. roberto solace led a beautification project for his eagle scout project with troop 856. >> it was an amazing project. i had the volunteers for it. i had communication with the school. a lot of family and friends who helped donate tools, et cetera and the troop mos f
volunteer work. >> solace has already earned all of his merit badges on his way to become an eagle scout. two men in prince george's county are giving new meaning to the tomorrow good neighbors. >> they're more like heros after rushing to save their new neighbors from a fire. >> reporter: well, metal security bars, they're good for keeping out thieves, but not so good in the case of a fire. the family was trapped down in this basement as a fire burned overhead. their neighbors saved them by using a chain and a truck to pull the bars off. >> i hear all this yelling. i hear all this yelling and screaming. >> reporter: tense and dangerous moments as a fire burning on the upper floors of this townhome trap a man, a woman, and a baby in the basement. flames cut off the staircase, so the basement windows were the only escape route, but they were covered with
bars. [ no audio ] everyone banded together and pulled the family to safety. >> at that point, we were able to break the glass, put a quilt down, and pull out an adult female and an adult male from the basement due to rear window. pretty steep drop down. we had to reach into the window to actually pull them out, help them get out. >> reporter: as leon page left his house across the street this morning, he was all modesty. >> don't worry. i've got you. i'm going g
>> reporter: while the fire did a lot of damage as you can see, we're told that all of the residents are going to be okay. now at 6:00, the mystery surrounding prince's final days as the medical examiner reveals new details about the singer's death. controversy in the commonwealth. thousands of convicted felons have served their time and now they're going to be allowed to vote. how it could shape the race for president. first, some rain on the storm team 4 radar. les get right to doug to find out who is impacted and how long it will last. >> and guys, we continue to track that rain across parts of the area. we told you this yesterday. not everybody would see it and it would not be an all day rain, but some of you have seen more than others, especially if you're down to the south of washington. fredericksburg, leonardtown, you have seen more of this rain. d.c. to the north hasn't
lot today. heads up around winchester and martinsburg. this is one wave. two waves. then we've got a third wave back here. there's a few more coming through too, so we will see a few more showers. still a good idea to take the umbrella with you. sunset tonight at 7:52. 70 degrees around 7:00. a shower possible around 11:00. they could even impact part of the weekend. when we hit the 80s again in my forecast. to the race for the white house now. a big move in battleground state virginia. governor terry mcauliffe is using his executive power to restoring voting rights to thousands of convicted felons that have served their sentences. tonight, we have team coverage. edward lawrence is focusing on the campaign trail today, but we begin with bureau chief julie carey and the