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>> and i'm david culver. look behind us, you see what you need, a rain jacket this morning. hoping not much longer. over to storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking when those showers will head on out. what are you thinking, tom? >> right now, seeing this generally moving out of here in another come houple hours. rain from the metro area from the north. need an umbrella another couple hours. all of this moving color is mostly light rain. the pockets of yellow, coming down harder just south of are winchester near front royal and closer to washington sdeti iget moderate showers near manassas towards stafford county. light rain falling ingomery and points west. breaking up by 11:00 and noontime much south and east of the metro area. then sunshine breaks out by around 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. just a few lingering sprinkled south and ea
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>> all right, tom. thanks. at 9:01, a developing story this morning. a man is in custody after hitting not one but two police cars in montgomery county. the first car hit at the travel lodge on 13th street in silver spring. the second a few blocks away, intersection of eastern and georgia avenues. no officers hurt. working to find out the suspect's name. when we have the details we'll briv bring it to you here or push it out on our app. and a fire around 4:30 this morning on cart street. six people without a home. luckily, no injuries. officials estimate about $100,000 in damage. firefighters trying to pinpoint the cause. could be several weeks before we know the cause of music icon prince's death. janel kleinas
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minneapolis, where fans continue to celebrate the singer's life. >> reporter: he was both famous and famously private. prince was known as both a musical genius and an enigma. >> his talent, joy, beautiful. >> feels like a family member passed away. it's agonizing. >> reporter: how his life ended is a mystery itself. police say the 57-year-old singer was last seen wednesday night. then not again until the following morning, found unresponsive in an elevator at his paisley park studios. >> there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body at all. we have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide. >> reporter: his staff telling dispatchers he was already dead when they called for help. >> not breathing. >> we are going to leave no stone unturned with this and make sure that the public knows what happened. >> reporter: while investigators wait for toxicology tes
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prince's body was moved from the medical examiner's office and returned to his family, who were seen leaving a funeral home. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> reporter: and fans around the world give prince tributes in shades of his signature can color, those in his hometown of minneapolis showered gifts and flowers on his beloved studio with his own kind of are purple rain. janel klein, nbc news. and you can remember the life and music of prince right here in our region. the national portrait gallery has put a black and white photo of the artist taken back in the '90s on public display. today you can see the 1984 classic "purple rain" in theaters as well. it will play at the hoffman center theater in alexandria and magic johnson capital center in largo. the prince fan club here in the district will also hold a memorial service tonight in takoma park starting at 5:00. the tributes continue tonight right here on nbc 4. "saturday night live" will return a special
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night sweet prince" featuring his four performances on the show, and sketches about him. you can catch that after news 4 at 11:00. hold a moment of silence for lieutenant ulmschneider and those members of company 827 still recovering from their injuries and for our entire public safety family. >> one week ago a prince george's county firefighter died, another injured in a shooting in temple hills. at 7:51 friday evening the fire department observed a moment of radio silence. that's what you heard right there. to mark the exact time that the firefighters called for help. the shooting left john ulmschneider dead responding to a medical call. kevin swain seriously injured. the man who police say pulled the trigger told investigators he thought someone was breaking into his home. that homeowner has not been charged. now to the latest in decision 2016. folks, don't head to the polls for maryland's primary until tuesday, but based on early
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voting, people in the state are really excited about this election. the state board of elections says there has been a surge in turnout. abo about 7.5 eligible voters turned in ballots. increase over 4.2% that turned out back in 2012. >> and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders headed to maryland and dal waelaware, p in baltimore this morning and off to wilmington. he is vowing to stay in the race. sanders will sit down with "meet the press" moderator chuck todd talk be about his campaign strategies ahead of tuesday's conte contest. chuck will also speak with members of the gop to talk about the party's acceptance of are front-runner donald trump. catch that tomorrow at 10:30 right after "news4 today." a major face-lift is coming to spaces in and around the anacostia river today. thousands are out right now at
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sites across maryland and d.c. beautifying the waterfront in celebration of earth day. news 4 derrick ward is live for us where some of that cleanup is happening. good morning, derrick. how are you doing? shaky? >> reporter: good morning. some of it is indeed happening on the anacostia river. you see the weather changed along, but it's not hurting doing. this is about cleaning up the river and the tributaries. this is an urban river, one of the most troubled in the country a few years ago and it has improved. they call it d.c.'s other river. the potomac gets all the passengers but the anacostia all the waste. efforts and things that have come out of the river today. just from maybe one or two passes up and down here by the navy yard where we are. joining me now in colonel ed chamberlain with the army corps of ennearing engineers here. >> appreciate you being with us. partnered with the
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th -- debris that causes issues. removing debris, help pitch in for an earth day event. tell you, in the army we do this every day from everything from building islands to cleaning up the ecosystems to removing debris like this. >> reporter: the army corps of engineers has a history on the anacostia from way back. it's evolving? the mission? >> it is. this mission here specifically about removing hazards and debris we've been doing a very, very long time. for hundreds of years. right now very much interested in doing our very best to clean up the environment, clean up the ecosystem and here and get back to stream restoration. clean up the anacostia, one of the most urbanized streams and rivers with the chesapeake watershed and doing our best to pitch in. >> yeoman's effort. appreciate it. >> reporter: when you see the things in the street, says this
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exactly what happened. throw something in the veet, goes down the sewer, ends up here. think about that. these efforts are going on all aology the anacostia here in d.c. and in prince george's county. derrick ward, back to you. >> wonderful thing they're doing. stay safe out there on that boat. derrick. neighbors in the culmore area of fairfax county getting ready for an annual spring cleanup. volunteers picking up trash and bringing awareness to keep the community clean. meeting a the woodrow wilson library. the effort is already under way and it last until noon. it's 9:08. new pushback against raising d.c.'s minimum wage. why some workers are against the plan, and the impact it could have. and following a very tragic developing story right now. five people from the same family shot and killed. dangerous situation that unfolded overnight and the n
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this is a developing story we're following this morning out of georgia. police say the man suspected of shooting and killing five people from the same family is dead. crews found wayne hawes with self-inflicted gunshot wounds. he headed to a spot a few miles away and believed to have shot two others. police believe hawes snapped when he found out his wife was divorcing him. some of the victims were related to the suspect's family. residents at an apartment complex in glover park are shocked after a woman was found stabbed to death. police were called about a suspicious package but ended up finding the woman dead inside a fifth floor apartment. they say she was visiting 59-year-old charles sykes who lives in the complex. sykes was arrested and
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investigators now are still trying to figure out a motive. new concern this morning about raising d.c.'s minimum wage, and this is coming from some employees who worry the wage hike could actually cost them money. talking about tip wage workers like those in hospitality who currently make $2.7 an hour in addition to tichs received. that's a quarter of the current minimum wage. if the tip wage goes up to $7.50 that could force employers to scale back on staffing. instead many propose the tip wage be raced to about $3.75. >> to cut jobs, reduce shifts, and shorten shifts. so they end up making less money, and people tip less, because prices have to go up. >> the mayor is set to present legislation for the minimum wage that will be next month. we're starting out of claudie with a few showers. won't be long before the sun breaks out. tom is tracking whether it will be clear to grill and eat outside for
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if yit's usually because you were driving too fast or you didn't look before you turned or you didn't stop for someone in the crosswalk. always be alert. pedestrians don't come with airbags. and now, your storm team 4 forecast. >> great news for allergy sufferers. our highest pollen counts of the season over the last couple day, but that has been greatly reduced by the rain we're getting right now.
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the region from the north. the storm team 4 radar showing showers heading to the south will continue to track right through the metro area another couple hours. gradually drying out and maybe a few showers south and east of the downtown area by the afternoon hours. sunshine breaks out mid-afternoon. highs reaching low 70s. a look at sunday and into next week's in just a couple minutes. all right, check with you then. first, you've got to see this. you won't believe the weather to our west. no, not video from january, folks. what april in parts of northern california is looking like this morning. up to three inches of snow fell in lower parts of the sierra valley friday. that's nothing. get this. close to a foot in higher elevations. as you can see, it's making for a tough get-around out there. the good news is the snow is supposed to let up today. world leaders at the u.n. signed an historic agreement that supporters say will help protect the
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was among those leaders when it was signed yesterday on earth day. 175 countries moved one step closer to implementing the paris agreement on climate change. now, under the deal countries will set strict targets for reducing emissions of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases. it hasn't happened a half e century. cuban-americans allowed to cruise to and from the nation of cuba. carnival use line will travel between the two countries with passengers from both countries including cuban-born passengers. the announcement comes after the cuban government said it would scrap a long-standing ban on permitting cubans who escaped the country to return on a crse ship. the "fathom" holds about 700 passengers, heading to cuba for a week-long voyage every other week. the first heads out on may 1st. the justice department sayin
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withdrawing a request to force ap toll reveal data from a cell phone linked to a new york drug case. the government told a brooklyn judge someone gave them the pass code to the iphone. you might remember that the justice department just dropped a legal fight to make apple break in, or help break into an iphone that was used by the san bernardino gunman. moving on to sports right now. oh, boy. oh, boy. 9:18 right now. not a good night for the caps fans last night at verizon center. the flyers took a 2-0 victory over the team. >> now the question is whether the fans will follow the team back to philly tomorrow where game six will be. here's jason pugh with their quest for the cup. >> the capitals pounded the flyers for 44 shots on goal in gave five, but not enough. lose 2-0 and the series heads back to philadelphia now. the only real flyers' goal not eve an good one. second period, ryan
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deflects off the skate of taylor jorny and into the net. it's 1-0 philadelphia. from there the capitals created a shooting gallery on her old friend mike's nuvi, answering here bell. 44 states. flyers, empty netter at the end winning 2-0. locker room still upbeat how they played. >> is that the best you played the series, do you think? >> for a full 60, the better game for us, yeah. keep shooting the puck and find one in the back of the net. >> we believe we can win four games out of seven and doesn't matter how go it. going into philly with the same mind-set. if we play our game we're going to come out successful. >> it's a hockey game. puck's not round. the ice isn't perfect. things happen. the goalie's playing well. threw a lot at him. we got to finish. >> tonight was a good game for us, and you can't be too upset with a good game, jut upset with the result and we keep trucking
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way sunday at noon in philadelphia. you can watch that game right here on nbc 4, the capitals lead this series three games to two and plan to close it out this sunday. have the verizon center, jason pugh, news 4 sports. you can see behind us a dreary, rainy start. tom's giving facebook live chat. >> a sneak peek of the sun coming out later. >> by mid-afternoon and a lot of things going on outside today. people begging for that, but allergy suffers thrilled this rain is coming through. had high pollen counts the last couple of days. highest of the season so far, but it's really getting helped out with the pollen washing rains getting now and the storm team 4 radar, you can see it is tracking from the north to the south and those areas are moving colors mostly light rain. where you see the yellow, coming down harder. getting moderate showers now. right near front royal and along 66. all the way from 81 to the
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you see in green. montgomery county, the district, about to move into prince george's county and charles county, stafford and spotsylvania over the next hour or so. right now hovering around low 60s, and around the bay near 60 north and west. pollen count lowered a lot. still mostly oak tree pollen and exercise forecast for this saturday, wait until this afternoon, because this possibility of showers from 1:00. 2:00 or so, further south and east of the metro area drying out here. breezy during the rest of the afternoon climbing into the low 70s. during the day sunday, 40s in the morning with a clear sky. bright and sunny tomorrow with a high around 70. going to feel a little like summertime monday and tuesday. maybe even thunderstorms on tuesday afternoon. and then again towards the end of the week on thursday, maybe showers lingering into friday. that's the way it looks. >> tom, thank you. a mass shooting changed her life forever but she's not letting anything stop her now. a remarkable and
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recovery giving one young girl and her entire family reason to smile. kids: he came here from rocky mount, north carolina. married 27 years. raised 6 kids. including 5 boys. he had grandpa move in with us. glenn: we loved having him as part of the family.
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kids: in congress, dad will protect president obama's legacy. he'll fight for jobs and protect social security and medicare. glenn ivey will never quit on you; and we should know, we're his kids. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message. i'll take on the republicans for all of us.
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okay. you've got to see this wild police chase that unfoldaled in l.a. and ended when a woman stopped her car, took off all her clothes. >> what? >> yep. and then surrendered. everybody's looking at the video now. right? police chased a woman in an suv earlier for about two hour,
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pasadena after a domestic dispute. we know and are happy to report she is fully dressed but behind bars. >> pg. not showing that part of the video this morning. all right. 9:25 is the time. a judge in michigan ruled an uber driver charged with killing six people in a shooting rampage is competent to stand trial. >> meanwhile, a young woman shot and survived is now making a remarkable recovery. nbc's kevin tibbles spoke exclusively with the young survivor and her mother. >> reporter: she has beaten the odds with a miracle combination of grace and courage -- >> honey, so good to see you. >> reporter: -- love and determination. determination. >> i love you, mama. >> i love you, too, beautiful. >> reporter: 14-year-old abby kopf has come home. how come you're always smiling? >> because i'm happy and home. >> reporter: just two months after a bullet pierced her skull fired by a gunman who shot eight and killed six.
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she would even make it. >> i said, baby, if you're in there and can hear me, just let me know. and within a few minutes after that, i was sitting there and all of a sudden her hand just, like, likely went like that, and she grasped my fingers. >> reporter: since that day, abby's young life has been a struggle, filled with intense rehabilitation that has brought her back from the brink. relearning how to balance and walk. >> was it frustrating? >> yeah. very frustrating. >> reporter: but this young woman is already planning for her future. [ laughter ] >> i want to be a marine biologist. >> go to college. good for you. >> reporter: and she's got a whole bunch of teenager inside. >> how old are you? >> i don't know if you can count that high. >> reporter: and through it all, the star lighting the way -- you're smiling, all of a sudden everybody is smiling in the room. abby's smile. >> i see that smile every day and i love it. so nice. >> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, battle creek, michigan.
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>> she has a great smile. a little breezy out, but the sun's going to start coming through the clouds soon. tom is tracking when showers will be long gone, and can you get outside to enjoy the weekend. >> so here's the thing. it's in the name, but you won't find anything there. thousands prepare for a new festival in d.c. we'll explain. and developing right now, eight members of the same family killed. the manhunt and safety concerns as police try to track down the killer they say is rponsible.es it's time to get out and explore. look beyond the expected.
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at 9:30, some of the top stories we are following -- a man in custody after hitting not one but two police cars in montgomery county. first at the travel lodge in silver spring. the second near, just close by. a few blocks away at the intersection of eastern and georgia avenue. no officers were hurt. it could be several weeks before we know the cause of death of music icon prince. >> the legend was found dead in an elevator in his suburban home in minneapolis thursday morning. police say there was no sign of trauma. police in georgia say the man suspected of shooting and killing five people from the same family is dead. wayne hawes was found with self-inflicted gunshot wounds in appling,
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three people in one location and the other two shot just a few miles ay way last night. coming up on 9:31, looking out the window perhaps thinking, a dreary start. wondering when the rain and clouds move out and we can enjoy this saturday. we welcome you back to "news4 today." i'm david culver. >> and i'm angst angie goff. team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is tracking when the dreary weather will be gone. >> good morning. the rain we're seeing right in the immediate d.c. metro area now is continuing to track off to the south and east. storm team 4 radar showing a drying trend farther north and west behind this rain. ought to get that moving in after we get the rain passing through over the next couple of hours. central virginia, and fairfax and loudon, prince welcome and fauquier and quickly to the south and east heading into southern maryland, eastern suburbs over the next couple hours. then you can get in a bike ride
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maybe a lingering shower south and east of the metro area. by 3:00 clearing out in the low 70s. by 6:00 p.m. into the upper 60s with a bit of a blustery wind. >> tom, thank you. thousands of folks expected to head to rfk stadium today to take part in the first-ever national cannabis festival, there's going to be food, music and, of course, everything you need to know about pot. news 4 mark segraves tells us you may want to leave your marijuana at home. >> you cannot consume cannabis at the national festival. >> this is an advocacy event. a lot of social justice issues that are important around cannabis. >> reporter: there will be lots for people who do smoke pot to enjoy here. able to buy marijuana paraphernalia and able to learn how to grow your own.
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but no seed giveaways and not able to light up. >> reminding people of d.c. law. >> reporter: the event starts at noon with lots of bands performing including de la soul and plenty of food as well. >> a unique event. using this opportunity to marry important policy issues around cannabis. with art, music, and a great celebration. seagraves with that report there, and we should tell you, rfk is actually federal land and federal law you know prohibits folks from posing marijuana. telling news 4 that d.c. has jurisdiction and use of the land, therefore, d.c. law will be enforced and under d.c. law possession is say lewed and hence allowed to have that festival. a developing story out of ohio this morning. the search continues this morning for a man suspected of killing eight members of the same family. seven adults and a teenage boy were shot and killed in four different houses in a small town east of cincinnati yesterday. police say right now they are
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a 4-day-old child and two other children were also in the houses during the shootings. they were not hurt. i mean, you know, the one -- the one mom apparently was killed in her bed with the 4-day-old right there. >> police say right now there is no clear motive, but they believe the family was targeted. a blatant political move designed to help hillary clinton win the white house. that's what virginia house speaker calls the governor's decision to restore voting rights to felons who have done their time. republican speaker william howe set the governor was clearly changing rules to help clinton run for president. on friday, mcauliffe announced changes regarding felons. the governor says it's about restoring civil rights. >> no longer build barriers to the ballot box. we will break them down.
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that there was no consideration of the -- the criminal activities that have been done by the convicted felons. >> that was speaker howell. he will see if the general assembly can take action. two schools in the district will stagger arrival and dismissal times for students after a number of are conflicts between students at the two high schools. dunbar and mckinley tech high schools located about a 20-minute walk apart with students using the same bus and metro services. starting monday, mckinley high school will start add 8:35 and let out students at 3:05 p.m. dunbar, students asked to arrive a little later at 8:55 and will leave at 3:25. >> your time on this saturday is 9:35. virginia school officials want a full review of an appeals court ruling. the court determine add high school sdrimennated against a transgender teen forbidding him from using the
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a three-judge panel ruled tuesday gloucester's policy is illegal. the case now goes to the full appeals court. the ruling will affect four other states including maryland. president obama criticized his so-called bathroom laws in states like north carolina and mississippi on friday. in a joint news conference with british prime minister david cameron, the law is limiting anti-discrimination for the lgbt community are wrong and should be overturned. >> politics in part. in part some strong emotions that are generated by people. some of whom are good people, but i just disagree with them. >> on friday the uk put out a travel advisory warning british citizens about possible discrimination if they travel to certain u.s. states.
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those states are "wonderful people, and that british citizen sh should feel free to come to the states and enjoy themselves." >> those who would like to go on a job, runners could see a change on their route. the project to replace one of the popular paths in our area. we'll tell you about that. and crisis in flint, michigan has many worried about the lead in their water. how neighbors are finding ways
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swshgs we came up with something altogether, unanimous. krista woods of glovestyx, you are the next big thing. [ applause ] congratulations. >> after being crowned "today's" next big bang, this morning the mom from ashburn is on her way to qvc. krista woods created glovestix.
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two sticks, you can see right there. kind of looks like a jump rope. insert them in gloves, shoes and other smelly sports gear to remove all the yucky odors. does it really get the odors out? >> apparently, yeah. >> we talked to woods via skype thursday and she told us the inspiration for the product came from her three athletic kids. >> i couldn't get the smell out. we were riding with the windows down, and i was like, this isn't right. i turned to my husband and i was like, this is not right. i'm like, this is not normal. i was like, i'm going to invent something. and he literally looked at me -- actually i said we're going to invent something. he literally looked at me, yeah, right, honey. i was like, no. seriously. i described glovestyx. the idea just popped in my head. >> and now a winner. >> i remember saying in the first 24 hours you notice it starts to go away. three days, completely gone. >> gone. all right. she actually
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mom inventsers in the final round. in addition to a trophy and bragging rights, woods will be selling her product at 10:00 this morning on qvc. and signing a deal with the washington redskins worth $75 million. $50 of that is guaranteed. >> that's all? >> that's it. a cloudy start to saturday morning, but we are going to get up to the 70s today. tom is tracking the rain. you can see the drops right there. and will this rain get in the way of your afternoon plans? >> hmm. and it's a lot more than simple landscaping. and it could add thousands to your property value. we'll look at the unique history rooted across our area.
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>> announcer: and now, here's storm team 4 forecast. >> good morning. got showers passing through the metro area. track them away from your tv with the nbc washington app. something for radar showing most showers are tapering off up in the frederick county, maryland and northern lound loudon count to the beltway, 95 from stafford through the district, and along the beltway from 95 up to baltimore. the whole area of rain coming through another couple of hours. i have new hour-by-hour timing when it finally ends. that's coming up in just a few
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check in whip you then. thank you, tom, add 9:45. you'll notice something new if you're out and about along a popular outdoor path this weekend. the cmo canal trust is replacing the bridge over the canal in potomac near macarthur boulevard and brickyard road. part of the centennial celebration for the national park service. you'll be able to cross the old bridge while the new bridge construction is under way. and many americans may be wondering if they should be drinking their water or checking it for lead. tracie potts explains that includes a lot of folks right here in the d.c. area. >> reporter: jim meyers trusts the water in his kitchen today, but in 2004, he and thousands of others in washington, d.c. learned their drinking water was contaminated with lead. one sink with pipes that date back to 1907 worries him. >> that one was higher than normal, which is no surprise. >> reporter: the city was force
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pipes like these that ran from the water main to homes and businesses, but meyers paid to replace the pipes inside his home. every week, scientists in this army corps' engineers lab test water for lead in more homes. the epa estimates as many as 10 million buildings in this country may be getting water through a pipe that is at least partially made of lead. >> it's older communities that may have more of a problem than, for example, a water system built completely in the last few decades. >> reporter: lead is not just in pipes. it's in old faucets and in the solder that bonds pipes together. so should you test your water? >> lead is not good for anyone, but a particular risk to small developing children and pregnant women. so if you're in that category, an extra layer of scrutiny and concern is well worth it. >> reporter: because of flint, more people are thinking about safe water. environmentalists think that's a good thing. tracie potts, nbc news,
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if you want to have your water tested, the epa suggests checking with your local water authority. they have a list of certified labs. you can go to the nbc washington app you see it there, and get a link to that website. and special needs athletes in alexandria. a mural covering a once drab wall on jefferson street. look at the time lapse video. cool. local artist matt corrado created the design with the words "courage to live big" particularly applying to the special needs player. >> the idea of unity with the hand and the butterfly. so it's about community and growing together. you know, having the courage to live big and to be courageous and to help each other and, you know, grow as a community. >> amazing how a little bit of color can change the entire space. the official unveiling happens today at 12:30.
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continuing a nearly 30-year tradition recognizing 23 notable trees. now, i headed out there yesterday, which was earth day. also ahead of arbor day, this coming week, to find out what makes these trees so notable and how they can add, in some cases, thousands of dollars to your property value. >> reporter: mees this arborist, for 38 years, his passion, trees. >> i'm not good with names but if you tell me your name and i can associate the tree i can tell almost every tree on that property. >> i lived here almost 40 years and this my arlington. >> reporter: three willow oaks on her arlington property. >> almost mystical. >> reporter: but doesn't take all the credit. >> my neighbor linda, a master gardener encouraged me to do that.
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beverly's neighbor many years who passed away in 20. >> she was an educator. >> reporter: teaching on all things green and motivating beverly to have arlington county recognize her oak as notable, which became official this week. >> the trees are beautiful, in my mind, at least. >> reporter: jamie helps run the program. he says it's about recognizing the owners or caretakers as much as the trees. >> let people know that with proper care you can have a notable tree some day, too. >> reporter: not only do they bring aesthetic beauty and helpry the environment, some of these trees also add big bucks to the property value. >> i did an evaluation a week ago where one single tree, and it wasn't nearly as grand as any of these trees, it was worth over $50,000. >> reporter: $50,000? >> one tree. >> reporter: for robert, though, it's not so much the monetary green but the living green that motivates him. >> these arelegacying. we take care of our
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they'll be here for future generations to enjoy. >> i love that. his license plate right there. trees. hearing from a lot of you now. looking to get outside, do some community work this weekend. >> they want you to post a picture of a tree. >> i'm grog oing to post. i'll post a picture there and we want to hear what you're doing to help out in your neighborhood. a lot of folks looking forward to this earth day weekend. >> one more day. other ways to give back. recycle, take on a project. love seeing what derrick ward is doing out there on anacostia river and the beautification projects you could call them. talking about this rain. we see the rain dropsen 0 the camera. and everyone's wondering is the better half of the day towards the end? >> it is, exactly. for allergy sufferers the better half of the day, right now. all of our trees, we love our trees but producing a lot of pollen. especially oak trees last couple of days. highest pollen counts of the season washed out this morning by wonderful showers coming
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gardens getting dry. nothing like good, old, natural rain coming down to quench the thers of the ground, and it's doing that right now across northern virginia. much of maryland and the district. but you can see there's a drying trend behind this from frederick up to hagerstown, winchester drying out, from the blue ridge east, still raining from along 6 66, beltway, frederick county line, the beltway getting wet. quickly moving south and east. another hour before it finally exits the metro area. hour-by-hour timing, showers coming through 10:00, 11:00 this morning. a few more minutes it will continue to move through. by noontime, much of this in the area in the rain zone will be passing south and east of the metro area. then by 2:00 this afternoon, that's when we'll see breaks in the clouds and sunshine breaking out throughout much of the region. the rest of the afternoon, increasingly sunny and a little gusty wind, too, out of the
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gusting to around 20 miles an hour. temperatures right now in the 50s west of washington. low 60s in the metro area, and a good afternoon to play ball at nats park taking on the twins. first pitch, 1:05. temperatures by then, upper 60s. sun breaks out during the rest of the game. low 70s by the seventh inning. last out back down to the upper 60s and a partly cloudy sky. sunny sunday. great day for outdoor activities tomorrow. up near 70. feeling summerlike monday and tuesday. afternoon storms tuesday and perhaps again thursday. maybe a lingering shower on friday. >> all right, tom. thank you. your time, 9:52. set you up with four things to know on this saturday. we start with a man in custody after hitting not one but two police cars. this in montgomery county. first at the travel lodge on 13th street in silver spring. second a few blocks away, intersays of eastern and georgia avenues's no officers hurt. it could be several weeks before we know the se
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death, cause of death of music icon prince. the music legend found dead in an elevator in his home in suburban min al plis thursday. police say no signs of trauma. police say the man suspecting of shooting and killing five people in the same family is dead. crews found wayne haws with self-inflicted gunshot wounds this morning near augusta. suspected of killing the five people at two different locations. and the caps have to play game six against the flyers. caps shut out on home ice last night. the team let's back to philly tomorrow in the quest for the cup. >> i love these photos. an early start to politics for a young prince. the adorable moment that kept a future leader up a little past
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oh, you've got to love these picture, right here. so adorable. this is a moment that kept the future world leader up past his bedtime. prince william and kate allowed 2-year-old prince george to stay up 15 minutes past his bedtime for good reason. to meet president obama and the first lady last night. george slipped into his bathrobe and pajamas for the cute moment. then off to bed. >> uh-huh. and he thanked president obama for that rocking horse, because they gifted that to him. >> yeah. >> very cool. >> when he was born. tonight is a big night for this lady right here. the first time -- >> so nervous. >> she's going to prom. >> that's right!
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february i shared with all of you that i was never asked to prom. i don't think i really shared. maybe adam put out the information. a group of wonderful students from northern virginia are giving me a chance to have the big night. >> who are you taking? >> i'm bringing my husband. so boring, right? but we are going to the hats on prom, a charity prom benefiting pediatric cancer research. raised more than $30,000 or close to that. >> i met the students. awesome kids. very cool. >> i can't wait. >> the rain will clear out by then. >> hop
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if yit's usually because you were driving too fast or you didn't look before you turned or you didn't stop for someone in the crosswalk. always be alert. pedestrians don't come with airbags.
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