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. rain, sleet, a chance of snow. that is why this is a storm team 4 weather alert day. >> we're tracking the return of winter weather and what you can expect this weekend. we start with closures and delays. prince george's county. public school activities all canceled in montgomery county. schools delaying activities until noon. that includes montgomery college. also going to open at noon today. charles county's department of recreation. parks and tourism has canceled all activities. be sure to download the nbc washington app. stay on top of the latest closures. it is certainly a day to have the app close to you. we
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morning. >> i'm david culver. i'm meagan fitzgerald in for angie goff. a little bit of snow and a little bit of rain and sleet. >> coming in this morning, didn't seem too bad for us a couple hours ago. i was talking to tom kierein. it seemed to be sleet. this is going to be a low to moderate impact event. because road temperatures are well above freezing. anything frozen that's falling is melting on roads. it's mainly a rain event. looking at storm team 4 radar. the areas in green, rain. the pink sleet. this includes northern virginia. this blue line is the freezing line. all the cool is off to the north and east. much of this is in the form of a sleet and the pink and in the areas you see herein
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it's rain. maybe a little bit of wet snow down 95. all this tracking off to the east. now hour by hour timing. eventually works out throughout the day, when it's going to end tonight is coming up in a few minutes. >> thanks, tom. we're tracking this winter weather out there this morning, especially on the roads. >> storm team 4's lauren rickets is live with our drive cam in virginia. lauren, how is it looking out there? >> reporter: you know, it's really not that bad right now. we've headed into a little bit of rain. as tom was saying, the road temperatures are above freezing at this point. not too many issue at this time. that could change throughout the day. tom was saying there is sleet out there. there certainly could be freezing rain as temperatures drop a little bit. temperatures in d.c., at 38 degrees. now, we're on 123 right now, headed to mcclain, virginia. so some of the back roads right now, really not a big
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this point. but as i said, the crews, they've been treating the roads since yesterday. keep it here and wtop. we'll keep you updated on the road conditions. we'll continue to see the rain and possibly freezing rain and sleet throughout the remainder of the day. things could get dicey through the day. we're headed out 66 and we'll monitor the conditions for you and let you know exactly what you can expect if you are headed out and about throughout our saturday. we're going to let you know exactly what's going on out there. >> lauren ricketts, driving along there and we'll check in with her a little bit later. as always, we'll track this winter weather with you throughout the day even when not on air at the nbc washington app. this is the best time to have it. we're following breaking news overnight out of prince george's county. police found a man shot to death in a car. this happened just after midnight.
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this is video from the scene near the red oak park. police are asking anyone with information too give them a call. you can remain anonymous. a $25,000 reward is offered for any information that might lead to an arrest. prince george's county police are still searching for the person who shot a high school student. it happened yesterday around noon near the school. the student was shot in the leg and is expected to be okay. they think the suspect is also a student. now, witnesses say it all started from an argument in a parking lot near the high school ann annex. the bullet was lodged in the ceiling of a classroom. no one was hurt and five shell casings were found. >> i mean, this is ace serious occasion. someone brought a gun to school. lives could be lost. >> it was terrifying. i didn't feel comfortable. i wanted to get out. >> scary moments for sure. anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the prince george's county police. impor
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remain anonymous. let's head to politics now and the presidential transition. your safety at the 58th presidential inauguration is the focus at mac, the multiagency communications center. its location, we can't tell you. we don't know. it's secret. 47 state and local agencies going to coordinate security from there. the center will operate continuously from thursday to saturday. one of those agencies is the d.c. national guard. we've learned its head will be stepping down at 12:01 on inauguration day. >> it's not because he wants to. major general earl schwartz followed procedure for when a new president takes office. he submitted a letter of resignation and expected president-elect trump to reject it. that wasn't the case. the trump team accepted the letter and schwartz found out about it. vincent gray wasn't too
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>> so much service to this country, so much service to the city. he's a quintessential leader. >> schwartz was appointed by former president george w. bush. he remains as the head for both of president obama's terms. now to the day after the inauguration. the woman's march on washington will force several streets to close. we'll show you the closures. the red lines show you what will be closed and then the yellow lines represent the actual route of the march. people across the country are expected to participate in the march. d.c. police will be monitoring the crowds. >> our strategy has been to develop a security plan that will create a safe and secure environment for everyone. >> the march will start at 10:00 on saturday at the intersection of independence avenue and 3rd street southwest. ahead of the dr. martin luther king, jr. holiday,
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thousands of people will march in washington so as to keep his dream alive. the rally will begin close to the washington monument. it will continue along independence avenue to the martin luther king, jr. memorial around 9:00 this morning. over in al sharpton's national action network is sponsoring it. they want to protect his dream and preserve the legacy of president obama. a few miles across the district, the we are here to stay rally is going to bring folks out this morning. immigrants and minorities will join together in opposition of hate crimes and deportation. u.s. senator chris von hol infrom maryland is expected to speak at 11:00 at the ame church in northwest. a high stakes space mission with a tight deadline. how a local company is counting down to launch and the risks they're hoping pays off. talking thousands worth of clothes and accessories swiped in seconds. the one similarit that couldy
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you can expect the folks at one ashburn company to cross their fingers today. they're working with spacex to launch ten is the lights into space. the launch is expected to happen today after storms canceled last week's launch. what you're looking at there, is the first launch for spacex because it blew up right there. this happened at cape canaveral last year. it was quite a mess. pepper spray, three women and high-end retail stores. d.c. police say those are the similarities among three robbery investigations. the most recent happened on thursday night at the faragamo store in d.c.'s city center. employees were threatened with the pepper spray as the women got away with $12,000 in items.
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neighboring gucci store, pepper spray was actually used in that situation. the third robbery happened on december 5th in the friendship heights, maryland. store employees say the women had previously been seen in each store. it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. a lot of folks feeling like you this morning, meagan. pushing through it, many of us going to see rain and a chance for sleet as we look live on the road in northern virginia. tom is tracking how soon your weekend will start to clean up. he went on a shooting spree and was put behind bars. why the d.c. sniper is now asking a judge to toss out his life sentence. we just moved into this house and didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to
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good morning. weather alert day thon saturday. we have a combination south of the metro area of some rain and a little wet snow and sleet. the area in the pink zone, much of that is sleet. a little bit of wet snow mixing in. all of this tracking off to the east. that blue line is where the really cold air aloft is. it's east of us. looks like we'll stay on the warmer side of things. a lot of it will be rain throughout the day. road temperatur are well above freezing. new hour by hour timing on this storm is coming up in a few minutes. >> all right, tom. we'll see you then. the man convicted in the sniper shootings in
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a judge to toss out his life sentence. lee voi malvo was sentenced as a 17-year-old. his attorneys filed a motion yesterday. he's serving at the red onion state prison in west virginia. his partner was executed in 2009. the pair was convicted for that shooting spree. ten people lost their lives. three others were injured. a mistrial has been declared in the killing of a transgender woman. the montgomery county prosecutors are vowing to try again. he's accused of killing her -- they argue leblond was embarrassed when zi own a flirted with him in front of his friends. defense attorneys say there's evidence someone else may have been involved in the shooting. the jury deadlocked yesterday after three days of deliberations. tributes have been pouring in for the exorcist
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writer who died on thursday. fans of the horror film and book have been visiting the georgetown steps that he made famous in 1971 story is about a 12-year-old girl possessed by a demon. a key character dies by throwing himself down those stairs near georgetown university. >> i'm honoring his memory in the best way i can by running up and down these stairs which provide a great workout. >> we're taking pictures just as the author died. so it's a circle of life thing. death begets life. >> the hospital from a form of blood cancer. he was 89 years old. this morning, chicago is working with federal courts to revamp its police department after a scathing 164-page report from the u.s. department of justice. chicago police department is the country's second largest police force and for years, the d.o.j. says it has abused people's civil rights, used excessive force and shot peopleo
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economy is one of 25 investigations -- chicago is one of 25 investigations opened by the obama administration. but it's not clear how the incoming trump administration and the new attorney general will handle them. we want to shift now to this major development over the faulty airbag inflators that killed nearly a dozen people in the u.s. >> tom costello explains why the takata corporation will pay out more than $1 billion and high executives could be facing charges. >> the recall itself is record-breaking. 19 brand names, 42 million vehicles with potentially defective airbags. now in a plea agreement, the takata corporation admits they could be -- three takata executive this is japan also under criminal indictment. >> they falsified and manipulated data because they wanted to profit on their airbags, knowing they were c
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user, which is soccer moms like me. >> airbag inflators killed 11 people in the u.s., injured more than 180. in september, serena martinez suffered life-threatening injuries when her airbag exploded. >> i remember looking down and seeing blood all over my shirt. i thought i was going to die. >> in a statement today, takata deeply regrets the circumstances that led to this situation and remains fully committed to being part of the solution. while it's agreed to pay a billion dollars, most of that, $850 million will compensate the automakers. only $125 million will go to the victims. >> the consumer is left holding bag. it's a dangerous one at that. it can easily kill i'm tunde stunned car dealers are behind in fixing the vehicles under recall. ford recalled another 816,000 vehicles. the cars most likely to get fixed first are six years old and in
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the airbag is more likely to explode. tom costello, nbc news, washington. it's 6:19 on this saturday. cubans lining up outside the u.s. embassy in havana to get a visa. those lines are expected to get longer. that's because the obama administration abruptly ended the wet foot dry foot policy this week. that policy allowed cubans to get legal residency if they made it on to u.s. soil. they're praising the change saying it promoted human trafficking and dangerous journeys for mieg rants. news 4 covered the changes in u.s. slr cuban relations. we've taken you through the island nations, including my own family's personal story. the question i most often get when reporting on cuba is how can i visit. as of now, americans still can't travel as tourists to cuba. there are other legal ways to
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visit. we're going to walk through those if you visit. i'll be pod rating a panel with cuba travel experts at the washington convention center. tickets for the show start the $11 and we should tell you, just heard from the folks who organize it. despite any weather out there, they plan to open on time at 10:00 this morning. >> i, too, have picked up -- >> a lot of people are very interested in it. well, not cuba weather here, right? not the sun and the warmth. >> [ speaking spanish ] >> we'll have a little bit of a wintry mix this morning. keep track with the nbc washington app. look at the latest radar. this is a weather alert day. we'll have frequent updates throughout the morning on nbc4 and and the app. as we look at radar, the areas in green, rain, the areas in pink is a little bit of sleet mixed with a little bit of
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all of this tracking off to the east. the really cold air is north and east of this blue line. so much of this is just sort of a little bit of wet snow, a little bit of rain across northern virginia and southern maryland and our southern suburbs. northern suburbs drying out, just a few scattered flurries there. winter weather advisory, including the panhandle of west virginia, northern virginia in effect until 6:00 p.m. today and all of these areas may get a little bit of morning sleet and rain, a little wet snow. during the afternoon, mainly rain i'm happy to say. as we look at temperatures, this is a key thing. we're all above freezing, just about everywhere except hagerstown. in the mid and upper 30s elsewhere. hour by hour timing. the pink is sleet through 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. maybe a little bit of wet snow northeastern maryland. it's along that cold line there. but elsewhere, a little bit of rain and sleet into the afternoon hours. much of the green is rain here and we'll stayis
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evening. a little bit of light rain and the road temperatures are above freezing. so any frozen precipitation falling is going to be melting. a little bit of sleet to rain in the blue zone. metro area, northern virginia, maryland, mainly rain to the south. mainly ice on elevated surfaces out in the mountains and shenandoah valley. a light mix this morning. stay in the upper 30s through the day. light rain and icing in the afternoon. all that is, again, melting on roads. a bit of light rain until 10:00 tonight. that's when it ends. storm team 4 ten-day outlook tomorrow will be warming with sunshine. up near 50. 40s on dr. king day. slight chance of a sprinkle on tuesday. rain likely wednesday. looks nice for inauguration day and into next weekend with highs in the 50s. back to you. >> tom, thanks. this is a popular spot for a run or a bike ride or just a stroll. we'll tell you about the new warning from u.s. park police and is th possiblyis
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want to tell you about this, this morning. u.s. park police think they could help them solve two armed robberies. >> one near the georgetown waterfront. >> most disturbing is what one of the suspects was carrying. >> a leisurely stroll on the capitol crescent trail. ray carter and ben enjoying this part of the park. >> pretty. o
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>> it's a really nice place. >> when they found out what we were doing here. >> that's wild. where did he get -- >> you heard her. a machine gun. that's what park police say one of three suspects held to rob a victim last week. this past wednesday, a second robbery. this time, two suspects. >> two men and both armed with a machine gun and a handgun. there's a great chance they're related. >> two detectives scoping out the area. first looking closely around the potomac boat club. did the cameras capture anything. police haven't said. they're hoping some of you who use this trail saw something. >> that's a heavily traveled area. it's likely that you saw something if you were there. >> just last week, park police investigated several guns found in a violin case. the response shut down part of canal road. we wondered, could it be related? >> they do not appear to be related. >> we met these two gw students. freshman richard nelson tells him an officer filled him in on
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>> pretty scary it's going on in our neighborhood. >> harris miller hadn't been here before and might delay a return visit. >> that was my first visit and probably my last for a little bit. >> police do tell us the victims were not hurt. but they are trying to catch them before things escalate. park police gave us a description of the suspects. if you want to check that out and share it, i've tweeted it. rain is here, so is the chance for sleet and slick roads. we've got tom closely watching temperatures and how to plan around winter weather. to our west, a major ice storm. the crippling cold blasting and sending cars slidinoff the rog a
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road.
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ath before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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it is 6:30 on this saturday morning. we're looking at storm team had radar and rain and sleet quickly moving through this weekend. storm team 4 is keeping a close watch on road conditions and we'll tell you how you can prepare. police in prince george's county are investigating a homicide. a man was found shot to death in a car after midnight near the red oak park in glen arden. police are offering a reward that leads to an arrest. thousands are expected to gather near the washington monument for a major rally and march. the we shall not be moved rally is to protect martin luther king, jr. dream. as a part
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to update you on the latest closures and delays. they're on the screen right there. we'll start in prince george's county. schools there, activities are canceled. montgomery county schools are delaying all activities until noon and that includes montgomery college, which will also open at noon. charles county's department of recreation parks and tourism has also canceled all activities. this is a day that you definitely want to have with you. the nbc washington app will push out any updates when it comes to this weather and possible closures. meantime, welcome back in to "news4 today" on this saturday morning, january 14th. good morning to you. i'm david culver. >> morning, i'm meagan fitzgerald in for angie goff. little bit of snow when we woke up this morning. not bad. it's going to be a mixed bag for a lot of people this morning. >> wasn't too bad for us coming in. but we want to check in for storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> we've been downplaying this yesterday and this morning.
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it's mostly going to be a rain event. starting off on this saturday morning, looking at radar. you see the areas in the pink and this white, there's a little bit of wet snow, a little bit of sleet mixing with rain across northern virginia and southern -- really cold air is north and east of this blue line. we're well away from the cold air. we'll continue to see this just very light rain, maybe mixed with wet snowflakes crossing the immediate metro area now. pavement dry at northwest washington. road conditions will stay just wet 8:00 a.m., noon into 4:00 p.m. because road temperatures are well above freezing. we'll hear from lauren ricketts, she's driving and checking road conditions and timing in a few minutes. >> as tom told you, wet here, but a major winter storm creating havoc across the middle of the u.s. ice is the biggest problem here. it's coating trees, power lines, accidents as well. cars sliding and spinning off the roads. blake mccoy reports on the
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its way from texas to ohio. >> reporter: freezing rain leaving a coating of isiah cross much of missouri. in springfield, some residents are already without power. >> we have young children in the house. so we're all worried. >> reporter: plows are out in force treating icy roads that have proven deadly. states of emergency are declared in camden where residence dents are stocking up on essentials. >> if you've got elderly or homebound neighbors, check in with them. >> reporter: a quarter inch of ice can create hazardous rose. half an inch can cause power lines to snap and an inch of ice can damage homes. this is just the beginning for a system threatening over 40 million people across 15 states. out west where the storm began, the utah department of transportation shared this terrifying individual yoav a snowplow being cut off sliding 300 feet down a hill. the dri
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in portland, oregon commuter train slid off the track. blowtorches had to be used to get the ice off. people are being urged to stay home. >> gosh, that snowplow video was scary. that was blake mccoy reporting. if you want to track the local weather this weekend, can't stress it enough. the nbc washington app will have all your updates. a lot of folks, a lot of work lies ahead for the republicans. they took major steps to repeal the affordable care act. the house approved the blueprint for the repeal yesterday after the senate passed it on thursday. the tricky part now is figuring out what would replace it if anything at all. 20 million people currently receive health coverage through the 2010 law. the affordable care act health care has been his signature bill. it's something he's proud of. if you missed it,
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sat down for an exclusive interview with lester holt and reflected on his eight years in office. he said the massacre at sandy hook elementary school was the worst day of his presidency. he said failing to do more to combat gun violence is his greatest disappointment. >> this has to be a catalyst for some action by congress. i didn't expect that you'd see some huge movement on gun safety legislation, but i thought, well, they're going to have to make some effort. >> you can watch more of the interview on "dateline's" website. president obama will hold a first press briefing at -- his final press briefing on wednesday. congressman john lewis tells nbc chuck todd he doesn't consider trump a legitimate president. he's skipping the ceremony for the inauguration on friday. it will be the first
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years ago. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> you do not consider him a legitimate president? why is that? >> i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected. >> you can watch chuck todd's entire interview with congressman john lewis tomorrow morning at 10:30. that's going to be right here on nbc4. right now, let's give you a live look at storm team 4 radar. many of us seeing all those different colors coming down as sleet, maybe rain. but the temperatures in your neighborhood is key here. we'll check in with tom. the biggest thing is watching out for the slick spots out on the roads this morning. storm team 4 is keeping a close watch on changing conditions and what you can expect. t time now is 6:36.he
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following a heartbreaking house fire in baltimore. six kids died in the flames. the children's father, william, says he and his family are grateful for the love and support they have received. an 8-year-old girl being called a hero for pulling her two siblings from that fire on thursday morning. a go fund me page has already raised more than $200,000 for that family. >> so sad. even though it's not clear yet what caused the fire in baltimore, there are some things to keep in mind to protect your family. potential dangers are fireplace ashes that aren't properly disposed of. space heaters and smoke detectors that don't work. >> most of these fires occur in the middle of the night when people are asleep. they think they're safe in their homes. when the smoke alarm goes off, you have a short window of time. >> the maryland state fire marshal says all families should make a safety plan and pti
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out. >> good idea. let's take you outside for a live look right now looking at union station on this saturday morning where the roads are wet and the temperature is just above freezing. tom is updating his forecast with how soon the sun will help to dry things out. from a kitchen counter drawing to an audience of thousands. the unique badges the d.c. police will wear on inauguration day and a specia tribute from a l we just moved into this house and didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to tie all that space togethe
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good morning. we're into the mid to upper 30s in the metro area. the really cold air far to the north and north and east. storm team 4 radar showing light rain in the metro area. maybe mixing with a few wet snowflakes to the south and a little bit of sleet farther south of there. all of this tracking to the northwest heading southeast. i've got new hour by hour timing on this storm, when it's going to be ending and we're going to have lauren ricketts coming up shortly. she's checking on road conditions in northern virginia. that's coming up in a few minutes. tom, coming up very shortly, in fact right now. depending where you travel today, you may run into messy and slick roads. >> we're tracking winter weather on this weather alert day lauren ricketts is live with our drive camera in virginia. how do things look out there? >> reporter: you know, we're
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now. as tom was saying, the road temperatures are above that freezing mark. i noticed since we've left the greater washington area, outside the beltway, we're traveling on 234 southbound, just leaving manassas in virginia, we do realize that the road temperatures are up, but the temperature has come down. the air temperature down to 36 right now as opposed to 38. that may come down just a little bit more. so we really have to watch the temperatures of the roads. the sleet and snow are trying to come down. but i got my radar app up. download the nbc washington app. that will help you navigate around town. we'll try to help you navigate around as well. really, we're just seeing some wet roadways out there right now. we've got a few cars on the roads. but, again, we've seen a lot of v dot trucks. they've been treating the roads since last night. the only thing is, now since it's raining, some of that brine is being washed away. if we get that temperature down a
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that sleet developer freezing rain. it could fix. we could be running into problems through the mid-morning. that's something tom and i will continue to watch for that. right now, we're not seeing too many issues right now. but we'll continue to keep you guys updated. until then, download the nbc washington app. that will help keep you updated as you get along on this saturday >> lauren ricketts, drive safely out there. this is serious business. the questions who is putting masking tape on all the portable restrooms on the national mall. it covers the name don's johns. it's a name from virginia supplying the toilets for the inauguration. a spokesperson for the company says that sometimes event organizers will ask them to cover the name. but that was not the agreement they had for the inauguration. if you look closely, you might notice something different about d.c. police officers and what they're wearing these days. >> it happens every four years when a president is sworn .
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special because of who designed it. >> mark segraves has the story. >> kathy bannon has been married to a d.c. police officer for 45 years. her son has been on the force for 15 years. >> it's been by myself a lot. sometimes worry. especially nowadays. it's been hard, but it's been good, too. the police department has been good to us. >> both her husband and son have worked every inauguration since they've joined the force. both will be working next friday wearing the badge kathy designed. >> we're very proud of her. >> the tradition started in 1981 with the swearing in of ronald reagan. every inauguration since, d.c. officers have worn an inaugural badge which they get to keep. when they saw a notice that they were looking for designs, he
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urged her to give it a try. she had a half a day to play with it. >> i asked her but i didn't think she would. >> she's been an amateur artist since college. these days, she does her drawings at her kitchen count every. that's where she put pencil to paper and came up with the badge. she wanted it to be different from the past inaugural badges. >> all of his badges have been the capitol. i thought it would be different to put the white house and with the campaigns and all, they were all racing for that white house. >> kathy wanted the badge to reflect the men and women of the metropolitan police department. so she included a badge within the badge. >> the most important element is the badge. it represents our metropolitan police and what they go through each around every day with their families. and my husk in the police department 44 years and i have another 15 years with my son, it's just -- it means a lot.
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a lot of guys know this, i think. when your wife asks you to get ice cream, you might want to listen. >> doesn't matter if you're the next vice president, mike pence joking on twitter, that when his wife wants ice cream, he gets ice cream. he tweeted after the "washington post" reported that he was spotted in a safe way in the chevy chase neighborhood. the post says it's not clear what kind of ice cream he picked up. if you've ever had a scoop of the custard at the dairy godmother in delray, this story might break your heart. i know producer john, it's hard to watch this. the owner closed the alexandria store for winter break but has now posted online that she will not open this spring. liz davis has owned the restaurant for 17 years. in 2009, even president obama took his family there. davis says the business is for sale if anyone wants to buy it. a local boy got to fulfill his dream to help protect and serve as he
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personal health battle. elijah young became an honorary prince george's county police officer yesterday morning. he he's 7 years old and battling stage 4 brain cancer. his mom said he's always been a fan of the police. prince george's county officers pulled out all the stops to show him the ropes. >> so just seeing how riding the motorcycle and seeing him being able to move about and just be a child today, that means so much. >> while he was there, elijah got to meet the canines, check out the squad cars and take a ride on a motorcycle. >> that's really cool. to some sports news. bryce harper betting a raise. the washington nationals star set to make more than $13 million this season. last year he made $5 million. his payday could be coming after the 2018 season when harper will become a free agent. the four-time all-star reportedly looking for a deal with the
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ten years and nearly half a billion there. >> must be nice. i know a lot of folks who are eager for spring training. not quite yet feeling that weather there. got some rain coming down. you don't think this is too much of an event. >> not a major event. it's going to be mostly rain for the metro area. it is a weather alert day. we'll likely get icing in the mountains and a little bit of sleet. we have to be aware of that. right now, looking at storm team 4 radar. light rain and a few wet snowflakes in the metro area. across northern virginia and southern maryland. wider view showing this tracking from the northwest heading east and all the pink zone is mostly in the form of some sleet. this is in the shenandoah valley, northern virginia and mostly rain down 95 or fredericksburg. temperatures a key thing is that the cold air is way too the north and east.
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zone, northern virginia, metro area into west virginia. mostly a little sleet and rain this morning, then mainly rain in the afternoon hours and temperatures are well above freezing. we're in the mid and upper 30s. reagan national at 38 degrees. hagerstown down to 31. no moisture up that way. 8:00 a.m., west, wet roads. 4:00 p.m., wet roads. so shouldn't have trouble getting around. hour by hour timing off and on wintry mix this morning through 8:00 a.m. mostly rain. it may get wet snow northeastern maryland as the moisture goes into the cold air that's locked in there. the rest of the day, a little bit of scattered light rain through the afternoon and evening hours. very light rain, most of it is ending by midnight tonight. we'll dry out tomorrow. a little sleet to rain, the blue zone, northern virginia. the green zone to our south.
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surfaces in the mountains. temperatures staying in the 30s all day long. generally in the mid to upper 30s in the metro area. storm team 4 ten-day outlook, we'll get sun back. mid-40s for dr. king day. could get rain sunday. still looks good for the inauguration with sunshine and highs in the upper 50s. >> nice, indeed. thank you. tom. you ever been frustrated at the dmv. the unique way a virginia man made sure th
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from a galaxy far, far away to snl. star wars rogue one actress, felicity jones will host the first "saturday night live" of the new year. sergio simpson is the musical guest. you can catch the episode right here on nbc after news 4 at 11:00. today you're going to help feed hungry families with fairfax county's stuff the bus campaign. this is at the shoppers food warehouse at mt. vernon plaza and the giant in mcclain. you can stop by and drop off donations from 9:30 this morning until 4:30 this afternoon. each week there will be a bus parked at locations throughout the county. the donations go to local food pantries.
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someone back? >> a virginia man settled his beef with the dmv by paying his $3,000 tax fine in pennies. we can show you some video to prove it. nick stafford says -- gosh, he wanted to make a point after the state of virginia denied his request for a phone number to the local dmv office. he says since the state inconvenienced him, he wanted to inconvenience the commonwealth in return. it took employees more than 12 hours to count all the pennies. >> creative. >> where did he get them owl. a lot of copper. it's 6:56. four things to know now. we're going to start in glen arden where a man was found shot to death overnight. police say the victim was found in his car or in a car. not sure who that belonged to. after midnight near the red oak park. no arrests have been made. >> thousands of people will mark from the washington
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the memorial. the national action network helped to organize the march. >> spacex expected to launch a rocket into space today. the ashburn company is working with that company to send ten satellites into orbit. a winter storm taking a toll. iced roads -- you don't think that's going to trickle into here. >> that's mostly going to be rain for us today. wet roads. stay with us. we'll have frequent updates. that does it for u
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good morning. wicked winter storm. good morning. wicked winter storm. a powerful ice storm stretching 1500 miles from texas to washington, d.c. paralyzing. 44 million people. the storm leading from pileup toss power outages and expect to go from bad to worse. we're live with the latest. russian reversal. trump telling the "wall street journal." -- questions swirl about contacts with the russians. the same day that the sanctions were imposed. democrats are left fuming after a meeting behind closed doors wibi


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