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became aflarnt was a serial shooter terrorizing our community ours officers did not rest. >> police say they captured their so called serial street shooter responsible for nine deaths. >> president obama warned then president-t trump about hiring michael flynn. hearings into the russia election connection leads to questions. >> after the death of a student 18 classmates face criminal charges. >> epic storm with baseball-sized hail causes damage to denver. >> and meet the little girl who opened the jaws of an alligator to free herself from harm. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm gigi stwo
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>> i'm frances rivera. some relief for a community in arizona now police believe they have caught the serial killer who terrorized phoenix for a year with series of seemingly random shootings. nine people were killed between august of 2015 and july of 2016. >> the investigative team has found probable cause to arrest 23-year-old aaron susedeo. >> he was already behind bars in connection with a separate murder and is facing multiple felony charges. police say the killings happened near each other under the cover of darkness. the victims were killed in driveways, cars and steps outside their home. the assailant was nicknamed the serial street shooter. >> there was brief interaction but i think these people are unaware what's about to happen. >> a tip from the community led investigators to the man and the detectives were able to link him to the
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surveillance video. witness statements and ballistic evidence. while they have not identified a motive police believe he acted alone. old news, that's how president trump characterized a dramatic day in the senate that saw several revelations regarding his former national security adviser michael flynn who was fired just weeks into the job. after controversies related to contacts and dealings with russia. trump unleaving a tweet storm. quote, director clapper reiterated what everybody including the fake media already knows. there is no evidence of collusion with russia and trump. he continued sally yates the former acting attorney general made the fake media extremely unhappy today. she said nothing but old news. the russia-trump cocollusion story is a total hoax. and the biggest story between clapper and yates on surveillance. why doesn't the media report on
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the response from the president after the public learned of red flags and warnings raised about flynn. peter alexander has the report. >> reporter: nbc news learned that president obama delivered that personal warning to then president elect trump against hiring 9 hours before this appearance and less than 48 hours after the election. >> we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed. >> reporter: at the time flynn was already a key adviser to mr. trump and the obama administration fired him from his post as head of the defense intelligence agency in 2014. the white house suggesting that back story prompted president obama's advise mr. trump essentially dismissed. >> it's true that the president obama made it known that he wasn't exactly a fan of general flynn's which is frankly shouldn't come as a surprise. >> reporter: president obama's unusual move was one of at least two warnings the white house received about flynn the in-coming n
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the other from former acting attorney general sally yates, obama administration hold over revealing what she told the white house and putting a spotlight on trump connections to russia. >> to state the obvious you don't want your national security adviser compromised with the russias. >> reporter: testifying she warned the council that flynn had misled vice president pence and others about his conversations with russia's ambassador to the u.s. and the russians knew. >> that created a compromise situation, a situation where the national security adviser could be blackmailed. >> reporter: yates says she gave the information to the white house so they could take action but was fired days later for refusing to enforce his controversial travel ban. flynn kept his job nearly three more weeks. >> that was peter alexander. eight penn state fraternity brothers place arraignment over
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had a blood alcohol level of .4 when he fell down a staircase. the fraternity brothers witnessed it happen. >> gathered around timothy where he -- some of them described that he looked dead. some of them bugled things what to do with a head injury. >> no one called 911 until the next morning, 12 hours later. >> is there alcohol or anything involved? >> yes there. >> on the night of the event recruits were required to drink alcohol at stations as part of a contest known as the gauntlet according to the prosecutor. he died several days later in the hospital. 18 students face criminal charges, the other ten were arraigned friday. some accused of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. that's a first degree felony which carries a maximum prison term of 10 to 20 years.
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reportedly meeting with u.s. experts in the capital of oslo amid speculation that washington is seeking dialogue with pyongyang. janice joins us from seoul. front-runner has issued tough rhetoric against north korea. what does this mean for relations between the two countries? >> reporter: well, it could see relations change if not direction then at least in tone. the polls are still open here but the expectation is that front-runner moon jae-in will be the next president of the country. he will be inaugurated almost immediately the first time that has happened to fill the political void left by the impeached president who now faces charges of corruption in a scandal that had the country in turmoil for
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it also changes the political atmosphere after nine years of conservative power, moon is a liberal and sees things differently and that's what could change things in relation with the united states. he's open to negotiations with north korea, and is also not convinced that the u.s. made missile defense system is the best thing for south korea's security. what we could see in the days to come is president trump at odds with both koreas over key issues on regional security. >> so important changes that could affect us here at home. thank you. 68-year-old fitness guru richard simmons is suing the "national enquirer" and radar on line for libel and invasion of privacy. he is accusing them for publishing stories that claim he was taking a break from public life to have surgery to transition from a male to female. according to the complaint the stories claim he received q
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shocking sex surgery, breast implantssh hormone treatments and consultations on medical castration. american media tells nbc news it will defend itself vigorously. and surveillance video captured a wild melee at a tampa bus station, two officers attempting to arrest an alleged trespasser. bystanders jumped in. he was arrested and charged. damaging baseball-size hail caused major disruptions in the denver area as drivers sought shelter from severe weather. that hail did a pretty number on cars, smashing windshields an causing damage. let's check in with bill karins who is here with your tuesday forecast. >> more hail like that, more storms, maybe isolated tornados the next couple days. the storms have quieted down denver for now but the same region is under the gun later on today. areas from albuquerque to amarillo, south of denver, 2 million at risk,
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western texas throughout the afternoon and evening. then wednesday our storm system begins to be on the move, 1.5 million at risk. we start pushing the storms into kansas and also into areas of oklahoma. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. now a closer look. very warm out ahead of this storm system today, 88 in shreveport, feeling like summer toward memphis, the opposite feeling like early spring from chicago to boston to philadelphia all the way through northern new england. that chilly weather continues. well, if you couldn't get enough racing after the kentucky derby check out this camel race in morocco. it's part of the annual gathering of the tribes, the running of the camels is almost 2.5 miles long, double the length of the famed kentucky derby. i think we have our winner. >> we do. they are missing some of the hats, though, and mint juleps. i'm sure just as fun.
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fast. >> have you sat on a cam snl those are bumpy rides. you get on one of those, fascinating to see. >> just ahead today kicks off the biggest summer concert series ever with harry styles. and a major scare in paris puts police on edge. oh yeah? ended up saving a ton of money on car insurance. i hear they have a really great mobile app. the interface is remarkably intuitive. that's so important. ♪ we can'twhy?y here! terrible toilet paper! i'll never get clean! way ahead of you. (avo) charmin ultra strong. it cleans better. it's four times stronger and you can use less. enjoy the go with charmin.
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monday for the murder of richard field and lina bolanos. a back pack was found filled with juldry. in contrast to initial reports the d.a. says teixeira didn't fire at police officers on the scene. the connection between teixeira and the couple is a mystery. one of paris's busiest train stations is reopened after a security scare forced evacuation overnight. cell phone video capturing clearing out with no official explanation. according to local reports they were searching for three terror suspects. they searched a train traveling from northern france. after the security check police tweeted the operation was over but gave no other details. just ahead, kushner family selling access or business as usual? just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis.
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program, the so-called golden visa, which for a $500,000 investment in a u.s. project, allows foreigners to jump the immigration line. while the program itself is legal, richard painter, under george w. bush says the way that meyer handled it is troubling. >> this comes very, very close to solicitation of a bribe. >> during her talk meyer referred to her brother jared, who until january ran the company. >> they also put a picture of the president of the united states on the screen for the investors to see. that was completely inappropriate. >> the kushner company issued apology. kushner companies apologizes if that mention of her brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors. that was not miss meyer's intention. for mr. kushner. >> jared has done everything to comply with the
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care law must quote pass the jimmy kimmel test. >> we will get there if the american people call their senator, say we got to fulfill president trump's contract, lowering premiums with coverage of passing the jimmy kimmel test. if we do that we get an american plan, not democrat, not republican, an american plan. that's where we need to be. >> jimmy not staying quiet in light of his son. hopefully all is well and more pictures and smiles of that baby boy. >> with mother's day coming more than 70% of moms juggling kids and a job, here is a story to our heart. all 50 states and d.c. to see which are the best for moms to live. vermont, min nesota, new jersey delaware and connecticut. female unemployment, child care and parental leave policies in the state. all the way at the bottom of the list,
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good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilcrist. >> and i'm eun yang. at 4:26, we have breaking news in northern virginia where we've learned an overnight accident has turned deadly. the video and information coming in from the scene. the search continues for the man who poses as a maintenance worker and we're learning police weren't far behind him. keeping your kids safe. what parents need to look for when it comes to online predators. "news 4 today" starts now. it'll take seven. >> first the caps have home ice advantage this wednesday night. they are coming off a wild game six.
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goals last night. that is until the penguins scored twice in the third period. still, not too shabby. >> that's because i think they had it in the bag at that point, i'm just saying. braden holtby was relaxing. how about coming back from a hole. amazing. >> i'm aaron gilcrist. >> i'm eun yang. carol maloney has more on the game for tomorrow night. >> first, it's the other thing everyone is talking about. the cold weather. >> take a look at the current temperatures around the region. a lot of people waking up in the 30s and 40s. there is a freeze advisory this morning. >> let's get right to your weather and traffic. sheena, lauren and melissa are all standing by. let's begin with sheena parveen. good morning. >> i have faith in the caps. remember what happened during the super bowl? remember that? yeah, well, that's what's going to happen now. year' going to keep our eye on it. we're talking frost advisories. four things you n
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grab the jacket. it is a chilly one this morning with areas in the 30s. we're going to be dry until thursday. nice today, nice tomorrow. rain returns thursday. that rain is actually going to go into the start of your week and next week though we actually have some warmer temperatures in the forecast. your planner for today, looking pretty good. we're still looking at below normal temperatures. by 4:00 p.m., upper 6 o0s. lauren rickets is outside in the cold. >> good morning, sheena. thank you for letting me borrow your jacket. boy, is it a cold one out there. we do have frost advisories, freeze warnings in purple. those go until 9:00 a.m. today. mainly to the west of us. hopefully you covered up the sensitive plants last
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outside the beltway, temperatures in the 30s. right now we want to show you traffic. melissa mollet, good morning. >> good morning. we had an earlier problem in alexandria. this has just wrapped up. all lanes have reopened. inner loop express lanes after 95, some construction on the roadway. that has cleared out of the way. inner loop for connecticut, the exit ramp blocked for a work zone. >> melissa, thank you. 4:29. angie goff at the live desk with more on the deadly crash. >> that's right, aaron. new video back from the scene where one person died at that crash as we
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look at the damage done to this vehicle. this is along north quaker lane. two people right now in the hospital. they're being treated, expected to be okay. the alexandria police investigating. still no word on what caused the accident. as melissa mentioned still impacting traffic. >> angie, thank you. 4:30 now. we have new video to show you. take a close look and see if you recognize this face. police say on sunday this man posed as a maintenance worker, forced his way into a woman's apartment and sexually assaulted her. in this new video you can see the man react to the sound of something. police believe the man heard patrol cars racing to the atrium condominiums after receiving multiple calls from 911. officers say they missed him by

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