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this phono. >> we go right to doug and lauryn in the storm center. take it away. >> our first real arctic blast making its way through the region. if you're out in the sun without the wind and dressed for it, mac you're okay. this evening, something different. >> it's going to continue to stay breezy throughout the evening and into the overnight. windchills continuing to drop as the temperatures drop. >> the first time we have been this cold this soon, as windchills down to 29, d.c., 23, hagerstown. in the teens back to the west. that's where we'll be around the region tonight. current temperature in d.c., 38 degrees and dropping quickly. by 9:00, down to about 31 degrees. windchill into the low twints. if you're heading out tonight, make sure you bundle up. tomorrow, too. a cold day on saturday. sunday also cold. we have a couple chances for, yes, some snow in the forecast. we'll talk about that as well.
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let's take a look at the app. you can download it anytime right there on your phone. download the storm team 4 weather app. the nbc washington app. download that now. >> i'm wendy at the live desk. we learned about a crash and a dui arrest near the new mgm casino at national harbor. and the person who was charged is the chairman who oversees liquor county. he's charged with dui and other charges. here he is in a video from a prior story. he was arrested just before midnight last night. only about an hour after the casino opened. he told our prince george's county bureau chief the accident was minor and he blamed his unsteadiness on his age. he is 72. the crash happened at monument avenue at national harbor. it involved three vehicles, no injuries.
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we're working our sources to learn more information. we'll keep you posted. >> thanks. well, if the rest of prince george's county seems a little quiet today, it's procedure because there's so many people at the new mgm casino. >> it's been packed since the doors opened last night. right now, the parking garage is full, which means nomore people are allowed inside. prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins has more. > washington. we're here inside mgm national harbor. we were here for opening night. saw the huge crowds. now it's scaled back to something much more manageable. coming up, we talk with folks about what's happening inside this place, what they think of it. we also talk with officials about what went right and what went wrong on opening night. saw some roads closed. the bridge backed up.
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was that part of the plan? also, how did security go insidef the casino? we know of at least one incident. we talk about overall numbers and what they consider their opening night to be, a succuss or a lot of improvement needed. >> thanks. we have posted lots of images of the star-studding opening night at the casino. you can check them out on the nbc washington facebook page. >> the only republican woman role in congress could be the next edition of president-elect donald trump's list of cabinet picks. cathy mcmorris rodgers is reportedly in the running to become the next secretary of the interior. she represents washington state and serves as chair of the house republican conference. as interior secretary, she would oversee the nation's public land. she's a proponent of increased oil and gas development and could be instrumental in trump's
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administration's environmental policies. >> the presidential vote recount will continue in wisconsin. but it may have little impact. today, a federal judge refused to halt the recount initiated by green party candidate jill stein. two pro-trump groups filed a lawsuit last week seeking to stop this process. the judge said the recount is nearly complete and that it likely will not change the election results. trump beat hillary clinton by more than 22,000 votes in wison >> president obama is also looking into any election issues. he's ordered u.s. intelligence agency to deliver any evidence the russian government intervened. the administration officials say the president is concerned that russia may go unpunished for any interference if no action is taken now. president-elect trump is insisting that russia did not interfere. >> first at 4:00, the threat of a government shutdown is looming
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that bill has stalled in the senate. coal state democrats like joe mantion are fighting to extend benefits for retired mine workers in the bill. if they want to avoid a shutdown, they have until midnight to pass it. >> before the debate on government funding, several senators spoke about the lasting legacy of john glenn. the former senator and glenn will lie in state inside the ohio state house. a memorial service at ohio state university is being planned. glenn will be buried at arlington national cemetery. >> dylann roof's videotaped confession was front and center in the charleston murder trial. in it, roof is seen telling fbi agents he chose emanuel ame in part because it's the oldest
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bible study, killing nine church members. his defense team is largely conceding his guilt. they're now focusing on sparing him the death penalty. we'll have more on the shocking confession video and roof's reaction when agents told him how many people had died. >> attorney general loretta lynch will visit a mosque in louden county next week to address the spike in hate crimes targeting muslims. she's center. hate crimes spiked 67% last year to the highest number since the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. >> a major smartphone maker is about to do something it's never done before. how it is about to literally turn some of its troubled phones into paperweights. >> major retailers are in hot water just in time for the holidays. we'll tell you why they're accused of deceiving shoppers
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beautiful day out there today. but even if you are looking outside, it looks cold out there. definitely on the breezy side, but beautiful. that sun is just going down. over the next hour or so. 38 is our temperature right now. you know it doesn't feel like that, especially when we have a wind. at about 15 miles per hour. you get those windchills when you factor in that and the actual air temperature. this is what it feels like outside. this is the number we come up with.
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baltimore, 25 in gaithersburg. this is the windchill factor out there. so that is what it's going to feel like to exposed skin. be sure to bundle up, even in shenandoah valley, some teens. air temperatures scooting down to the 20s overnight, but writer rr keeping the wind with us throughout the evening. doug is going to take you hour by hour, that windchill. stick around for that, especially if you have plans for the weekend and overnight. >> new details about what's going to put scores of galaxy note 7 phones out of service for good. samsung is releasing a final software update that will make the phones useless. the company recalled the galaxy note 7 earlier this year because of all those reports about devises catching on fire. the new update will keep the phone from charging and render them inoperable. owners have returned more than 90% of the note 7 phones sold in this country, but more than 100,000 are still unaccounted for. >> well, if you're still keeping
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surge 11 of their safe track work. this weekend, additional safety work is going to affect trains on the red, blue, and silver lines. trains will single track from van ness to friendship heights on the red line. that work started today. they'll wrap it up some time tomorrow. blue lines will single track between addison road and largo town center. they have to install radio cable there. that work is going to last all weekend. >> well, the official start of winter still two weeks away around here, but as lauryn has indicated, other parts of the country have it a lot worse. how snow is causing headaches on both coasts. >> during the break, head to the nbc washington app. we posted stipes on how to prep
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behold our greatest opus! many of you can't stop talking about it. apple's plans to open a new flagship store in d.c. >> yeah, it's a marriage of old and new. we're learning a lot more about the store because it's going t library. mark is getting more information and shows us the impact the store could have. >> shoppers in d.c. are soon going to be able to take another bite of the apple. apple is going to put a flagship store in the old carnegie library. the plan is to have apple connect with the community, particularly students east of the river, where apple will offer classes as well as tech support. this will also create jobs.
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max brown says he hopes at least half the jobs at this new store will go to d.c. residents. >> we're taking this historic building and transforming it for the 21st century, creating jobs, creating a retail space. creating information and knowledge for our residents and for our visitors. >> no firm timeline on when the apple store will start construction or when it will open, but brown hopes it will be in the next 18 months. fr mark segraves. news 4. >> a surprise food delivery for an alexandria senior veteran. aides from the washington nationals racing president dropped off the man's meals on wheels lunch today. the washington nationals mascot is among the volunteers in the let's do lunch campaign. he's one of the folks who take meals to 85 seniors every day in alexandria. >> a new campaign for meals on wheels that is inviting people
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country, to volunteer at meals on wheels by donating their lunch break. >> well, it's a very pleasant, saves me lots of time, you know, for buying some food. particularly in inklemmant weather. >> if you would like to join the volunteers in the let's do lunch program, search meals on wheels in the nbc washington app. across the country, more than a million meals are delivered to seniors of some 2 million volunteers. great program. >> well, there's no snow, no rain, but we're in a weather alert day. it is that cold out there. >> and getting colder, doug? >> getting colder by the minute. as we go down, the sun makes its way down, temperatures are going to fall. winds are still up. winds gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. that makes the windchill down to the teens and low 20s in many areas. we have dealt with the sunshine
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wind, it wasn't all that bad. but still, 38 degrees. look at the winds. winds out of the west at 15 miles per hour. gusting to 25 at the airport. so it is frigid across our region. we talked about a frigid friday. here it is, 26, the current windchill in leesburg. 24, gaithersburg. 18 in winchester, 22 in martinsburg. a cold night tonight for sure. nothing on the radar in our immediate area, but take a look at the wider picture here. we're still seeing a lake effect cleveland, ohio area, up to a foot of snow. same in michigan. parts of new york, numerous areas under lake effect snow warnings there. and this isn't the only part of the country hit hard by this latest winter blast. the deep freeze is on in much of the country. chris has more on what we can expect on the next couple days. >> from the pacific northwest to upstate new york, and even as
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though the calendar still says fall. >> a shock because it has been pretty mild. >> a blast of arctic air has settled over the northern half of the country, bringing single digit temperatures to parts of the plains and midwest and keeping all but the hardiest of people outside. >> i prefer to run outside. i still just do it. >> lake effect snow is burying parts of the great lakes. more than a foot in upstate north. conditions spawning a rare water spout over lake erie. hev traffic pile-ups. in michigan, three killsen a pile-up. >> you couldn't see. it was kicking up that bad. >> ten people sent to the hospital in erie county, pennsylvania, when more than a dozen cars collided there. >> turn your wheel. >> snow and ice had people spinning their wheels in washington state. >> i came to warn moy coworker that the roads were bad and i parked over here. when i took off, i slid.
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bring snow, ice, and rain to more than 2,000 miles across the northern u.s., from the pacific northwest and into the northeast by early next week. don't look now, but an even colder shot of arctic air in the forecast for next week. chris pallone, nbc news, new york. >> and even colder blast for next week. yeah, that's true. that's what we've got. take a look at the windchills. these are hour-by-hour. this evening, on the cold side. by 11:00, it's friday night. about. 21, leesburg. 21, giethers brg. 25 in the city. frigid windchills. tomorrow morning, waking up to windchills of 19 in gaithersburg. 25 in d.c. a very cold one. on saturday, too, and a lot of us have things, places to be and things to see on saturday. this is the windchill around 1:00. only in the twints in many areas.
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39 by 3:00. 34 by 7:00. another cold night tomorrow night, and still talking about a cold sunday. sunday we'll have a lot more cloud cover. we're going to watch a system move through. i wouldn't be surprised on sunday to see a few flurries. not much of a system, but it will bring clouds. 51 on monday. system heads to our north. that gives us the warmer air. rain likely on monday. 47 on tuesday. next chance for snow, wednesday afternoon and evening. that's something i'll b not expecting much, but watching this one. this is the one to watch. we'll be watching this closely. see what i have here. a mix on saturday of 29. and that could be snow to freezing rain to sleet to rain. could be a lot of things. a long way out there. right now, just dealing with the cold. >> all right, doug. >> military families make big sacrifices for loved ones who are serving our country. >> now we're learning about the mental health toll for a lot of
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stolen from houses in howard county. now one by one, these officers are returning them to the rightful owners before christmas. coming up, we'll tell you what
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we first brought you this story yesterday at 4:00. dozens of packages stolen right
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facebook page, because it didn't talk long for police to take two guys into custody, but officers are going out of their way to make sure the boxes end up in the right hands. >> meagan fitzgerald was there. >> your name goes here. they have to sign and date it here. >> this howard county officers could be considered elves tonight. they're unloading this truck filled with packages. and loading them into their squad cars to make an unexpected excited about this. you know, the fact that we were able to stop a couple of grinches from ruining a holiday. >> every single one of these boxes likely holiday gifts were stolen by thieves. >> somebody was going out of the van, taking packages off porches and coming back and putting them in the van. >> thanks to these officers, christmas won't be ruined for some 51 households that were
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>> emanuel. >> how are you? >> i'm the officer with the howard county police. >> some homeowners didn't even realize they were victims. >> i called my wife. i said a package was supposed to be at the house at 2:00 p.m. yoorn. she said she didn't see it. >> now he knows why. >> have a good one. >> and officer buchanan is off to the next home to deliver a little more holiday cheer. >> thank you. >> a thank you from a young woman who saves up what she can to buy gifts for theon people and give them what i think they would like. >> because after all, that's what the holidays are all about. and thanks to howard county officers, two so-called porch pirates are off the streets. >> if you can't be home, maybe have them delivered at work or if you can't do that, have a neighbor accept your packages. >> reporting in howard county, meagan fitzgerald, news 4. >> good for those officers.
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talk about going above and beyond. really cool. >> this is an easy way for people to make extra money. >> letting folks stay in your home. but it comes with some legal wrangling. how lawmakers in one part of our area are trying to regulate what airbnb users can do. >> plus, extreme cold on this weather alert day. if you think it's cold now, wait until you see what's coming. >> already shivering. there's at least one winter wonderland around here that will let you get transforms into the miracle on seventh street from dreidel chandeliers to dinosaur nativity scenes.
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now at 4:30, the weekend is already off to a very busy start at mgm national harbor. this afternoon, both the brand-neca garages are filled to capacity. the casino has been open for less than 24 hours. >> it's a weather alert day here at news 4. we're tracking extreme cold that has engulfed our area just in time for the weekend. i'll be heading to the storm center to get an update. >> the senate on its final day in session for the year pay tribute to late astronaut and former senator john glenn. he died yesterday at the age of 95. his remains will lie in repose
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>> got some breaking news when it comes to donald trump's presidential transition. we have just learned that rudy giuliani is no longer in contention for a cabinet job. >> the transition team just released a statement saying giuliani removed his name from consideration late last month. meanwhile, the president-elect has wrapped up a rally in louisiana for the republican candidate in the senate race there. edward laur nls is tracking all of this from capitol hill. hi, edw exactly. rudy giuliani coming out and saying that he's doing what's best, not for himself, but what's best for the administration. donald trump in that statement saying that he would see or he could see a place for rudy giuliani in his administration down the road. just not as secretary of state. as giuliani has removed his name from that consideration. donald trump again trying to help himself in congress through lose lose's run-off election. right now, the republicans have a slim majority in the senate.
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easier path for his agenda. trying to get one more republican senator elected to congress, donald trump went to louisiana to help john kennedy win saturday's run-off election. >> if he doesn't win, i got myself a problem in washington. >> trump's now picks another woman for his cabinet. washington state representative cathy mcmorris rodgers as interior secretary. he's also being criticized for tapping secretary. >> he has given a big middlen finger to the entire department by nominating somebody who was found to have 50% of his restaurants in noncompliance with labor laws. >> today, a new coalition of labor groups emerged to block trump's promise to repeal obamacare and instead make changes. >> it's clear he's movable. the question is whether the people he's appointing are going to help make this happen.
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towards calming the twitter war with the president-elect. today, indiana united steel workers boss chuck jones said he would still work with trump after being verbally attacked by him online. >> if trump is sincere about keeping jobs in the country, and you guys heard him numerous times, that's what his goal is, we'll sit down. we'll work out something to keep these damn jobs here. >> he wants to make sure trump keeps his promise by saving american jobs. >> my administration will okay? >> and tomorrow, donald trump is expected to be at the army navy football game. he says he will spend half the time on the army sidelines and half the time with the navy fans. reporting live in washington on capitol hill, edward laur nls, news 4. >> and of course, that army-navy game, 117th meeting. right in our backyard in baltimore. of course, i'm going to have
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tonight, not necessarily. current temperatures. it's chilly all across the mid-atlantic. that cold air, that arctic blast, is here. could be here to stay for a little bit, but it is december. 38 is our air temperature. back to the west of the appalachian mountains, temperatures in the twints at this point. not a lot going on as far as storm team 4 radar is concerned. a few lake effect snow showers through northwestern pennsni tomorrow morning. but we're just cold to finish out saturday. clouds move in on sunday. and then we have some rain. we're going to talk about the weekend in detail, including that army-navy game forecast, all coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks, lauren. arlington county's board is on the eve of taking steps to officially acknowledge and regulate short-term rentals. we spoke with folks who use the popular site.
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>> no doubt you have heard about them, perhaps you have used them. talking about the short-term rental websites. things like airbnb, becoming increasingly popular. here in arlington county, some 600 residents rented out their homes or apartment space to more than 27,000 people from around the world. that was just last year alone. among those participating is terry and andy murphy. they have lived in their arlington for the past three years they have used airbnb to rent out their spare bedroom. they're concerned some of the proposed rental regulations that may be voted on tomorrow could be more restrictive on them. but just ahead at 5:00, you'll hear from the board chair about some of the regulations and some of the changing rules. she warns this is a very new territory they're charting. so we'll look at what's being considered. we'll look at what's going to be and coming down and what they'll
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in arlington county, david culver, news 4. >> a new report shows the demands on troops are taking a bigger toll on military families. researchers from the organization blue star families serving more than 8300 active duty service members, family members and vets. 72% said of them say the current rate of military action is unsustainable. the study says quality of life and wellness issues have emerged as top stressors. issues including the impact of deployment on their kids, stability, and operational tempo. blue star families says the defense department has to do a better job of incorporating families into its current thinking. >> 40 years ago, service members were single. they weren't married. when they were, the spouses didn't work. we were in a cold war. people did not deploy. now we're deploying constantly. we're an educated force with educated spouses. we have families. we need a structure that suits
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less than half of military spouses are employed. and about 42% have experienced the absence of their service member in just the last year and a half alone. if you need help coping with the stresses of life, military or otherwise, news 4 can help. visit and search changing minds to find help and resources. >> it is shocking news from the centers for disease control. he than gun violence. new information tells us nearly 13,000 heroin-related deaths took place last year. a slightly larger number than that of gun murders. just eight years ago, gun murders outnumbers heroin deaths more than 5 to 1. deaths from all opioids including prescription pain killers topped 30,000 for the first time in recent history. >> if you're planning to give
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season, it may not be as convenient as you think. we'll tellia what you need to know. >> i'm melissa molay with your first 4 traffic and a look at a couple things happening this weekend that are going to impact traffic. on saturday, the great chocolate race, wilson boulevard. shut down from 5:00 a.m. to noon. kent street between wilson and 119, shut down 2:00 a.m. to noon. and also, 110 between wilson and 395 from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. also something fun if you're looking for something to do on bethesda road saturday, pet photos with santa. road closures there as well from
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time is running out to cross off all the gifts on your holiday shopping list. >> millions of last minute shoppers running out to buy gift are created equal. >> jo ling kent has a few tips you should remember. >> maybe you want to skip all of that holiday shopping craziness and pick up a gift card for one of your loved ones. or maybe you're receiving one this holiday season. americans have spent about $130 billion on gift cards in the past year. so you have to know how they really work, and it turns out a gift card, not so simple. sometimes the gift cards can be
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sometimes there are fees associated with them. coming up on nightly news, we walk you through the fine print. what you need to know before you give or receive a gift card this season. >> and you can look for jo's full story on the nightly news with lester holt at 7:00. >> we asked you to weigh innen our nbc washington flash survey on our facebook page, we asked you how your holiday shopping is coming along. i haven't started. so far. it's a dead those of you who are like me, who haven't started. tell us how you're doing by voting on the nbc washington facebook page. >> i'm with you, pat. still lagging behind there. >> still have two weeks to go. >> that's true. look, today, we want to really send our congratulations to "today" show anchor savannah guthrie. she just gave birth to a baby boy. >> savannah and her husband named their little one charles
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late father and mike's grandfather. a big baby. weighed in at 9 pounds, 8 ounces. 21 1/2 inches long. >> big boy. the couple also has a 2-year-old daughter. her name is vale. congratulations to the whole family. tist the season for what feels like nonstop shopping. you want to make sure you're getting a good deal when you shop, but now some major retailers are in a little hot water or claims their discounts aren't really as d appear. >> we're about to spend the weekend in the ice box. right after the break, i join lauryn ricketts in the storm
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storm team 4 is in weather alert mode this friday. yes, the sun is shining. if you have been out there, you know it's bitter. a bitter start to the season and that's even before you take the windchill into account. in some places, it feels like it's in the teens and 20s. >> teens and 20s? that's big cold weather. i traded in my sport jacket. i got my big coat on. i'm ready to go. >> you're going to need it. i thought you were going to walk out the door after this. then i realized why you brought it. >> you're going to be outside. >> i'm going out in a little bit. stay tuned for that. i brought one jacket and it's
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you're going to need it. you're going to need it all weekend, in fact. even though we have the winds right now, they're going to be settling down as we get into really the overnight and through early tomorrow morning. otherwise, current temperatures, 38 in washington. 35 in dulles. 32 in gaithersburg. 34 in leesburg at this point. those temperatures not quite how it feels. you have to factor in the wind. the winds, gusting up to about 20, 25 miles per hour. so this is actly feels like as we continue throughout the evening. 25 in gaithersburg. 29 in washington. feels like 24 in leesburg. mighty chilly out there. if you're headed to the maryland high school football championship, oh, bless your heart. it's going to be very chilly. clear skies in annapolis. temperatures in the 30s, but it will feel like the teens and 20s. layers, heavy coats, like chris
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cold again. we're not going to quite have the wind. there could be a wind early tomorrow morning, but all in all, not that bad. a lot of football going. it's december, but a lot of football going on, including the 117th meeting of the army and navy. and they're up in baltimore. plenty of sunshine. i know a lot of these games we had some snow. no snow for them, but chilly without the wind. but if you're heading out for this weekend, you have to get your tree, that's one thing i have to do. even in the decorations department, i would wait maybe we're going to have clouds on sunday, but all in all, not bad to decorate the house because we're not going to have the winds. bundle up. sunday morning, we could have a few areas that get a little bit of flurry activity. i want to mention sunday morning, we'll have a piece of energy that scoots through to the north. we could have a few flurries trigger off that. most of us will be dry, but we'll be stuck in the clouds. not the prettiest of days on sunday. again, overcast skies ahead of
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we do believe it's all going to be rain because look at this temperature as we go from sunday into sunday night. that temperature staying steady. we make it up to 51 degrees on monday. rain will be falling, unfortunately, through the day. it's a cold rain for us that will continue through much of the day. again, just some showers. it doesn't look like it's going to amount to much, but showers, and then we drop into the 40s for tuesday. we got a chance of snow late on wednesday. yeah, temperatures are going to be ith towards the end of next week. not making it out of the 20s on friday and saturday. a big system that could impact us saturday into the weekend. doug will have more for you on that as i go outside. guys. >> all right, lauryn. well, if you're a fan of the burgundy and gold, you probably know the best ways to bundle up and stay warm at fedex field, but how do members of the team handle the cold winter game days? chuck bell meets the guy
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the temperatures. >> one, two, three. >> redskins. football. victory. >> there are many names synonymous with success at the redskins. theismann, gibbs, kirk cousins, tresway, the kicker from oklahoma, those are the names you know. there's one name you might not know, scott rotear. the hats fit, all the gloves fit, all the hand warmers are in all the equipment. he's the guy who helps keep the team prepared. >> we want to make sure they're focused entirely on playing football. >> the number one takeaway is something every parbt knows. >> layers work. >> we have a hat, winter hat for them. a balaclava they can wear over their head to keep their neck warm. they have gloves to keep their hands warm. they have a thermal shirt,
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the cold we had to this point in the season, but how about christmas eve in chicago? >> we get into a little bit more nuclear options. wear the extreme cold compression, tight to your skin, then you wear this looser, lighter wat gear, and then a parka on top of that. >> the players have one main big advantage. >> the playervise the ability to sit on the heating bench. on the sideline is probably close to 20 degrees warmer than it actually is outside. >> how hypercold shirt pretty much from the beginning of november until the end of the season. >> you'll see him wearing a hand much. inside the hand muff will have 4 or 6 hand warmers to keep his hands warm. >> when you add up the hats, hand warmers and hoodies, it's a load wrk look at all these things. i feel a lot warmer and heavier already. for now, just remember that preparation is key.
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layers on, and you can always take, you know, a sweatshirt off underneath your jacket or something like that. but you can't ever put more clothes on once you're in the stadium. >> well, we need some of what they wear. chuck and the entire storm team are working for you to prepare you for the months to come. watch storm team 4 tracking winter, airs tomorrow night at 7:30 here on nbc 4. >> pretty soon, you may be able to make phone calls from 40,000 proposing airlines allow in-flieth calls using wi-fi. flight attendance don'ts like the idea. they think it could be disruptive. airlines will be required to tell people whether cars are allowed. >> parents are lashing out at fisher price because of this ad circulating online. it appears to show children at a bar holding beer. the only problem is that this is fake. the ad claims to be a fisher-price happy hour set, but it's a phony.
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even though fisher-price had absolutely nothing to do with this, the company is reaching out to customers to explain that this ad and the product are completely made up. >> does it make me a bad dad that when i first saw that, i didn't dismiss it outright? i was like, this is kind of interesting. >> maybe you didn't think it was beer they were drinking. >> no, i knew that. four of the nation's largest retailers are accused of duping their custor retailers tricked shoppers into believing they got bigger dist counts than they actually did. >> susan hogan joins us in the studio with this developing story. >> this is really crazy. the lawsuit waz filed by a los angeles city attorney. the retailers named in the suit, macy's, sears jcpenney, and kohl's. the lawsuit alleges the retailers falsely claimed the merchandise was previously sold
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reference pricing. one example cited is a sterling silver necklace with an original price of $120 and a sale price of $30. however, that original price allegedly was never available at that price to people. now news 4 reached out to all four retailers, kohl's, jcpenney, and sears said they can't comment due to pending litigation. macy's has not responded to our request yet. to see other logon to our app and search pricing lawsuit. >> all right. sometimes you wonder how those retailers can afford to give you such big discounts. >> absolutely. now we'll find out. >> make you wonder from now on. thank you. well, it is a busy start to our weekend for storm team 4, an arctic blast. and windchills well below freezing, and if you think it's cold now, wait until you see what's coming.
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hear and see more of the shocking moments before and after churchgoers were targeted by a gunman. >> you're watching news 4, first
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it's a weather alert day. we're tracking cold, bitter windchills. just in time for the weekend. doug and lauryn are updating
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the charleston church shooting trial. prosecutors played accused shooter dylann roof's chilling videotaped confession. he talked to fbi agents shortly after the shooter at emanuel ame church. the defense team largely conceding his guilt is now focusing on sparing him the death penalty. >> today, jurors watched a videotape of accused shooter dylann roof's confession, taking after his arrest in north carolina. roof telling investigators, quote, i went to that church in charleston and i did it. i had to do it. someone had to do it. as part of his confession, roof admits to researching black on white crimes and black churches online, helping him choose mother emanuel ame. and he describes himself as a white supremacist, saying, quote, what i did is still minuscule to what they're doing to white people every day.
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the gunman's own account of the crimes comes on day three of what's already been a gut-wrenching trial. yesterday, juror saw never before seen video showing dylann roof arriving and leaving the church holding the weapon prosecutors say he used in the killing. graphic photoers were also part of the exhibits including a snapchat video taken from inside just before the shooting. and survival felicia painstaking testimony ofeft to protect her granddaughter as bullet rang out, killing her aunt and son. dylann roof is charged with 33 separate counts. >> and we begin this hour with the start of what's about to be the coldest weekend of our winter. >> yeah, storm team 4 weather alert day, which means we want you to take the cold and wind
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ready. let's begin with doug kammerer. >> it really is quite nasty out there as far as the windchill is concerned. temperatures all day today have been in the 30s. windchills have been in the 30s. now that the sun is going down, it's going to feel a lot colder tonight, if you're heading out on this friday evening, be ready for it. temperature wise, in the 30s, look at the windchill. currently 28, the windchill in d.c. 28, gaithersburg. the teens back to the west. that's what many of us will see of the season, it's also opened the doors for lake effect snow all across the region. that means cold air coming across the great lakes from canada, right down intowards our area. we're not expecting snow here. for us, it's just on the cold side. so what do we do? we sent lauryn outside on the weather deck. a very cold night tonight, if you're heading out, make sure you bundle up. >> i just walked out here.
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it's chilly. and now that the sun's going down, as you said, those temperatures are dropping and dropping rather quickly. now, another thing that's going down that i noticed, the wind is coming down. we're still seeing isolated gusts, and that cuts right through you. and you don't need me to tell you that. if you're out and about today, it was chilly. as we continue into tonight, it's going to continue to be chilly. windchills by 7:00 are going to stay in the 20s, and that wind will continue to settle down. not quite as gusty tonight, but still that air temperature making it down to freezing mark, just around midnight tonight. and even overnight, those temperatures in the 20s. now, winds will calm down as we get into tomorrow morning, and the weekend all in all, i think both you and i agree, not that bad. but still cold. >> yeah, very cold. big thing is going to be the wind. the winds should die a little tomorrow, and not talking about much wind on sunday. so the weekend just cold. so as long as you're dressed for it, you may be okay. frigid overnight tonight. a very cold weekend.


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