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>> announcer: news 4 today starts now. right now on news 4 today, extreme heat and dangerously warm temperatures. storm team 4 is tracking how you can plan for the hottest weather we've seen all year. a man killed by an suv. what police are revealing about a dangerous situation near a busy intersection. hitting the campaign trail. virginia senator tim kaine prepares for his first event as hillary clinton's vp pick. first, the heat. we are in for a dangerously hot, weekend. good morning. i'm kristin wright. >> i'm chris goon
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culver on assignment in miami on the clinton/kaine ticket. it's a weather alert day. tom kierein is tracking a heat wave about to hit us. >> the dome over the upper midwest the last several days is drifting our way. it's going to be over our region for the next several days. plan accordingly, especially during the afternoon. already got the thick humidity in place. we can see that in the live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. there is tyson's corner in the distance. you can see the humidity hanging in the air around the region. that combined with the hot temperatures gives us a heat advisory. all the areas in orange have the heat index near 105 this afternoon. right around the metro area, northern virginia. hour by hour temperatures, we'll see it jumping into the low 90s in another couple hours. then it'll be hovering in the mid 90s. 3:00, 4:00 may get to the upper 90s.
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105. after that, may get storms. i have timing on that coming up this half hour. >> thanks so much, tom. because of the extreme heat, power outages continue in downtown washington. a number of museums are closed today because of the outage. news 4 is live with a look at what we can do to try to beat the heat today and the latest on the outages. >> good morning. one thing that people do in this town is when it's hot, they go to the smithsonian museum to cool off. you can do that but you have fewer options. this is because of an incident that happened yesterday about noon. it left the holocaust museum, the national museum of national art, the freer stacker and national indian museum without power. they'll be closed the duration of the day. power will be restored by noon, pepco says. also, federal government buildings were affec
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the incident. it was the equipment failure down southwest third and east. it caused this. there were portable generators given to some of the government buildings and the agencies affected. traffic signals are not affected through this. just have a lot fewer places that you can be able to cool off today in this excessive heat. we're live down at the smithsonian. back to you. >> thanks so much. it is hot, but you do have some options if you've got to be outside this weekend. d.c. pools and spray parks are extending their hours to help you keep cool. they'll be open until 9:00 tonight. charles county pools will be open later, a well, until 8:00. a pedestrian is dead this morning after he was hit and killed by an suv in capitol heights. prince george's county police say the man was hit near ritchie road and edgeworth drive. it happened after 10:00 last night.
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driver will face charges. in a couple hours, tim kaine will be publicly introduced as hillary clinton's running mate. news 4's david culver is live in miami with more on the rally happening this afternoon. hey, david. >> hey there, kristin. good morning to you. yeah, we expect that first public announcement to come a few miles from where we are at fiu. they're setting up now, the reason we're coming to you from the hotel room. they're doing a secret service sweep of the rally center right now. the arena where it'll be held. the new reality for tim kaine, now having secret service protection. of course, having to deal with the much more high profile status he holds. i want to show you a picture, if we can put it up on the screen. if not, find it on my twitter account. this is a picture of the arena where this is going to be held. if you look closely at the
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haven't seen yet from a clinton rally. clinton/kaine. the official signage is up. they have it here at the arena right here in miami. we expect to see the two of them coming out together. i did earlier this week catch up with senator kaine and asked him about the possibility. he down played it. he did say virginia is a key reason for him being on the short list. a battleground state, no question. it brings us to another battleground state. a swing state of florida. they want to win over the voters. obviously win over the latino voters, as well. kaine fluent in spanish. hoping to play up the factors. also going to be asking the folks gathered at the rally what they make of tim kaine. what they know of him. i was going through twitter. people questioning what he's all about. those who don't live in the d.c./virginia d.crg
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to the folks gathered today. we'll bring you their response on twitter, on facebook and, of course, on news 4 at 6:00. for now, back to you. >> thank you so much, david. we'll look out for your report. david will have continuing coverage all day. follow news 4 online and on air. new details now on a story the news 4 i-team broke last month. the grand jury indicted an employee of the u.s. department of homeland security on weapons charges. scott joins us live by phone this morning with the details. scott? >> good morning. 45-year-old jonathan wienke just charged by a grand jury with several firearms charges. carrying a .2 .22 caliber gun, silenc silencer. he was charged a month after he was arrested by d.c. police for allegedly carrying a gun while on the job, while at his desk inside the headquarters of the u.s. department of homeland
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he'll be facing a judge wednesday in martinsburg. that's where he lives. that's where the feds had the search warrant to search his home. after searching his home, the charges come down. facing ten years in prison. thousands of dollars of fines. if convicted, it's not clear what plea he's entered in the case. we know he pleaded not guilty for the unlawfully carrying a gun after his arrest by d.c. police in june. back to you. >> thank you, scott. it's a storm team 4 weather alert day. you can already feel it quickly getting hotter. tom is updating his forecast with the most comfortable times this weekend. a tornado brings an added threat. the danger that brought flooding and hail toeighbors on the n
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we are working to find out who was killed in this fiery crash in prince william county. the car crashed into this house in gainesville yesterday afternoon. the house caught fire, as you reque can see here. everyone inside was able to get out, but the driver of the car died. police are trying to find out how this crash happened. prince george's county police are asking for your help to find the suspect in a carjacking. police believe he is the one seen in this video who shot and killed a 68-year-old man at a gas station in capitol heights wednesday morning. investigators believe jackson had filled up his 2015 black dodge charger when the suspect shot him and took off in his car. charges are dismissed against a d.c. woman accused of sexually assaulting three children last month. steele allegedly lured them to her home in northeast with popcorn and ice cream. police arrested her two
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office decided there was not enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. crank up the ac and have plenty of sunscreen on hand this weekend. all over your face, arms and legs. tom is tracking some of the hottest temperatures we've seen in months. how soon storms could also impact our plans. hi, i'm wendy. today, we're clearing the shelters. come here, indigo. good boy. come on. good boy. animal shelters across the region are either having free adoptions or discounting their fees. this is a good time to find a new love of your life, as we clear the shelters.
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>> announcer: now, your storm team 4 forecast. >> oppressive humidity and scorching heat, not a good combination. heat index may be up to 105 this afternoon. there's a live view overlooking friendship heights. you can see the humidity hanging in the air. do not overexert this afternoon. if you have to be outside, avoid heat exhaustion. these are the symptoms to look for. a look at how much longer this heat wave is going to be lasting is coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you so much, tom. right now, big cleanup going on after this tornado touched down in washington state. hoid
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sight for folks in the pacific northwest. this caused flooding and hailstorm. luckily, nobody hurt. because of triple digit temperatures and fast-moving winds, it is being called the sand fire. hundreds of crews continue battling the brush fire that scorched more than 1,000 acres in california's antelope valley on friday. so far, no one has been injured. but about 100 people had to be evacuated from their homes and taken into temporary shelters. a woman is dead and several others hurt in philadelphia. someone stole a car and ran them over. the car thief hit another car first and mowed down at least four people, some children. a total of anyone people hurt. we're told the person behind the wheel actually drove another block, then jumped out of the car and ran. they still haven't been caught. the north miami officer who shot and wounded an unarmed black therapist had a clean
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being accused of giving conflicting accounts of what happened. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: charles kinsley on his back, hands in the air before being shot by officers on monday. the commander provided conflicting statements to investigators. >> an officer who betrays the trust of any resident, of any community, they must be shamed, removed, fired. >> reporter: city officials identified the officer who fired the shot as 30-year-old jonathan aledda. in uniform four years, twice named officer of the month. aledda is on paid administrative leave pending investigation. his commander on unpaid leave. in the video, you can see a 26-year-old autistic man. kinsey shouted to police,th
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the police union said officer aledda thought it was a weapon. in a statement, aledda says, in part, i did what i had to do in a split second. >> this is a case where a police officer was trying to save mr. kinsey's life and, unfortunately, his shot went astray. >> if thattory were to be true, kinsey's attorney ask why did police handcuff kinsey after shooting him? mental health counselors at the group home say officers aren't properly trained to deal with their residents. >> i offered to work with the police department in the past. >> and? >> no response. >> reporter: after what happened on video, city officials say the training will become mandatory. kerry sanders, nbc news, north miami. police in baltimore are reaching out to the city's youth to make them feel safer. on friday,
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escorted about 100 kids to a local pool. they are part of a group called the kids safe zone which provides summer activities. the organization's founder says the relationship is working to build trust between young people and the police. today, we're working for you to help pair families with new furry friends. news 4 has partnered with more than two dozen local shelters in our area to help clear them out. wendy is live this morning at the adoption center in northwest d.c. with a look at what you can expect if you're looking for a new family member. >> you can expect to be slobbered on and kissed and everything. this is penny, sweetie. sweet little girl. yes, you are. and over here, we have a new one who became available. there's two of them. this is -- who are you? well, i forget. what are their
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over here, we have -- oh, he's calm now. this was indigo in a tease a minute ago. this is one of the hard-working volunteers here cleaning up. if you have one pet, you know it can be a little messy. this is travis. over here is audi. audi needs a home because audi is a little scared. little timid. little frightened. over there shaking. please hug him for the rest of the week and give him a loving home. most of the adoption fees at these -- all the participating shelters throughout our region have been waived for the day or heavily discounted. if you come today to get a pet, you will probably, most likely, go home with your pet today. you'll be able to sleep with your pet tonight. please help us clear the shelters. again, there is a shelter near you that's
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the region. if you like cats, they're overrun with cats. washington humane society and animal rescue league, there was a hoarding case. 65 cats. more than 40 are here. they're not up for adoption here, but they need to move out the cats so they can bring these cats in. so we're going to be here all day. come on down to a shelter near you. back to you. >> today is the day. precious. thanks for introducing us to all those guys. wendy is truly the dog wh whisp whisperer. maximum cute today. and cat whisperer. >> she did. the list of participating shelters are in the washington a app. with this heat, the animals suffer as much as humans. maybe more, they have a fur coat on. it helps them insulate from the heat. at the same time, you have to really watch out for high heat, in addition for human beings, for the animals, as well.
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are at the nbc washington app. the storm team 4 forecast. we've got a weather alert day underway. it's going to continue tomorrow. look at the humidity hanging over washington. you can see it now getting cooked up by the sun. in addition, we'll have poor air quality and heat advisory into the afternoon. noon until 8:00 p.m. for all these counties in orange. northern virginia, maryland and the district. that's where the heat index may get to 105. the feels like temperature. temperatures now are well into the 80s from the bay to the valley. reagan national is at 87. the feels like temperature is already at 91 degrees when you factor in the humidity. there is the humidity. it's going to be with us the rest of the day. the heat index over 100 this afternoon as temperatures hit the mid and upper 90s. a chance for a passing storm around 5:00, 6:00 p.m. that'll briefly cool things down, as well as for the nats game. might get delayedt
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part. no storms now on radar. but here's the hour by hour. the areas in green, maybe isolated showers around 5:00 p.m. may turn into passing thundershowers in the metro area and northern virginia and suburbs in maryland. then they track south into southern maryland and the eastern shore. 9:00 to 10:00 tonight. it'll be done temporarily anyway. over the next several days, here comes the heat wave. the upper 90s today and again today. those chances of afternoon storms do increase on monday and tuesday. both of those days into the upper 90s on monday. mid 90s tuesday. the feels like temperature monday may be 105 in the afternoon. stays hot through midweek. chances of storms increase to the end of the week. the heat wave looks like it'll be coming to an end. highs generally in the 80s from friday to the following monday. chances of afternoon storms each day friday and next saturday, sunday and the following monday. that's the way it looks. stay cool. >>
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it is 9:26. here are four things you need to know today. extreme heat. it is the only way to describe the conditions outside. tom is predicting near 100 degree temperatures all weekend long. power outages have shut down several museums in d.c. pools and spray parks have extended hours. prince george's county police are trying to find out why a man was hit and killed by an suv overnight. they say the pedestrian was hit near ritchie road and edgeworth drive around 10:00. and just a few hours, tim kaine will begin campaigning with hillary clinton as her running mate. starting with a rally in miami, florida. clinton announced kaine as her vp days ahead of the democratic national convention. the mass shooting in munich appears to be a, quote, classic shooting rampage, not terrorism. nine people plus the gunman died when he opened fire at a mcdo's
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mall. that's all for us. thank you for being with us. >> as we say so long, we'll take one more look at the animal shelters we're trying to clear. these precious animals that wendy did a great job introducing us to. dogs and cats, oh, my, oh, my. >> help us clear the shelters today. today is the day. have a great day. >> we'll be back tomorrow morning at 6:00. until then, have a great saturday, everyone. try to stay cool.
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