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giving you the latest information on the breaking news in the district this morning. a pickup truck hit two d.c. police officers and a ddot employee. >> it happened last night in the heart of the adams morgan neighborhood. we start with news 4's megan mcgrath live at med star hospital. megan? >> reporter: well, the injured were taken here to the emergency room at med star washington hospital. one of those d.c. police officers is described by the police chief as being in, quote, very critical condition. that was the update late last night. the other officer and the d.c. traffic control aide, they are said to be seriously injured but are expected to make it. their injuries not life threatening. the two officers were on bicycle patrol when they were struck by this pickup truck in adams morgan last night. witnesses say that one of those officers was thrown 30 feet. now the mayor and the chief of police were here at the hospital late last night. chief newsham,er
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about his officers. >> yeah, i feel horrible. you've got two of our officers doing exactly what we asked them to do in the adams morgan community. they actually were struck. thankfully nobody else was injured, but i have two of my officers in there unnecessarily in the hospital. >> reporter: i will be here all morning long continuing to monitor or get updates on the condition of two officers as well as the ddot employee that were injured in this. obviously early in this investigation. a lot of questions. with more on that part of the story we're going over to darcy spencer. darcy? >> reporter: good morning, megan. we're over here in adams morgan. there is some road closures still in place. we want to show you where we are. we're at countward andbili bilt street. you canee
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street. the investigation still taking place just up the road from where i'm standing. let's show more of the video from last night. as aaron described it it was, in fact, very chaotic. it was a beautiful night last night as you remember. there were a lot of people out at the bars and restaurants when they heard this horrifying screech as one witness described it. that was the sound of this pickup truck striking these officers, striking that d.c. government employee. many people stopped what they were doing, ran out into the streets. you can see that from the video and just simply horrified by what they were seeing. officer down in the streets. as you said, one person said that it appeared that the officer was thrown from his bike 30 feet. we're going to hear from one man who came to the aid of one of the officers. he described himself as a military veteran. he wanted to make sure the officer was okay. >> the officers were standing probably 25 yards in that direction and were yelling at the truck
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the truck wasn't slowing down. truck was probably going 50 miles an hour and just hit them. >> reporter: now obviously the witnesses there were very upset by what they saw. that man in particular said he went and checked on one of the officers who was down on the ground. he said the officer did have a pulse. as megan just reported, the officers remain in the hospital this morning. we're continuing to follow the story. stay tuned to live coverage. we'll send it back to you. >> darcy spencer in adams morgan, thank you. kristin wright is at the live desk to see what people are saying about the awful crash online. >> reporter: strong reaction to what happened on social media. we're seeing quite a few tweets and instagram posts, people very concerned about these two officers and this ddot worker and what happened last night. some in that neighborhood tweeting out pictures that we saw of the scene there. d.c. fire and ems
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that their prayers are with them so, you know, strong reaction online. aaron and molette, everybody hoping for a good outcome. aaron, back to you. >> kristin wright at the live desk there. thank you. >> make sure to follow megan mcgrath, darcy spencer and all of our team online. you can look for it as soon as we have more information. 4:34 right now. more breaking news this morning after a violent night in parts of the district. we'll lay it all out on a map for you. let's start in northeast d.c. one man was shot on clay street not far from east capitol street. people were shot on f street by minor school. a woman was stabbed on u street in the metro station. they're looking for two women and a man in that incident. another person was stabbed on chesapeake street southeast off southern avenue. that person had critical injuries. now to this developing story in silver spring. you're looking at the scene where montgomy
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>> this happened last night shortly after 7:00. just about 500 feet from the long branch local park. the teens are expected to be okay. two suspects were arrested. their names have not been released. family and friends will gather this weekend to remember a young man gunned down hours before his graduation. his funeral will be held in germantown. the 18-year-old was killed on monday. he was with a 17-year-old friend. it was the day before they were supposed to graduate from northwest high school. no arrests have been made. the man who skipped sentencing in a deadly drunk driving crash will see justice today. kenneth kelly admitted to slamming into another car while he was drunk in 2014. three women and two children were killed in that crash. then kelly never showed up for his sentencing. police
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him. kelly faces more than 50 years in prison when he's sentenced in prince george's county court this afternoon. by saying that the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the work force had lost confidence in its leader, those were lies plain and simple. it's my judgment that i was fired because of the russia investigation. >> stunning revelations by former fbi director james comey in his nearly three hour hearing yesterday on capitol hill, but the main question coming out of that hearing, did president trump commit obstruction of justice? that's one of our four big take aways. comey said he is, quote, sure the special counsel will look into it. he said he made memos of his interactions with the president because he was, quote, honestly concerned the president might lie about it. >> comey admitted he leaked those memos hoping it would lead to a special counsel. fina
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general jeff sessions' involvement in the russia probe, quote, problem ma particular but he couldn't talk about it in public. the president's personal lawyer fired back at comey yesterday and refuted his claims. more breaking news overnight in the election in brittain. it didn't go as expected. >> well, that's right, molette. when prime minister theresa may called for this election the polls said she would win even bigger majority, but she actually lost her majority in parliament. she is still the prime minister, but nobody holds enough seats to get things done on their own. the big deal here this morning is that may thought she would go into brexit negotiations with the country backing her up, but that's not going to happen now. some are already calling for her to resign. this is going to have an impact on how the united states deals with brittain because they are an active member of nato. theresa may is also, as you know, a close a
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clear how much the next person and president trump will get along. we'll see. back to you. >> kristin, thank you. 4:38 right now. get you another check on weather and traffic. >> we'll go to chuck for a look at your forecast. first, let's go back to melissa and the breaking news out at prince george's county. >> so a big mess. take a look at this video just a couple of hours ago. a really serious accident here on indian head highway on palmer road. from chopper 4, right now everybody being pushed off to palmer as you're headed in there. northbound all lanes are blocked both directions. best option on fort road or oxon hill. hi, chuck. >> good morning, melissa. quiet start to the day. that's one nice thing. cool and comfortable for one final morning. won't be bad tomorrow m
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boy, is there some big-time summer levels of heat, haze and humidity. outside if you're planning to be outside and enjoy some of your favorite activities, running. running and biking. it will turn into a very nice afternoon to be at the pool. don't forget your spf and eating outside. breakfast, lunch, dinner no problem today. mid 50s to around mid 60s. if you're wondering about the warmup, look at the temperature trend. if you like hot weather, 82 today, 87 tomorrow and mid 90s sunday. if you're just waking upturning on the tv, we're tracking breaking news from the district. two police officers and a department of transportation officer in the hospital after being hit by a truck at adams morgan. we're, working to find out the latest on these officers' condition as well as more
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we'll bring you another update. and then a sad reminder as the weather heats up. a northern virginia dies after falling out of a
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a virginia family is mourning the loss of their 3-year-old. fairfax county police say he died after falling from a second story window on
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he was playing when he leaned against a window screen and fell out. >> this is at least the third time in as many years that a child in northern virginia has been killed or hurt from a window fall. safety advocates suggest keeping furniture away from the windows or installing those window stops and guards. >> that will allow the window not to go all the way up so that the child could access the screen. a window guard actually protects the child from being able to get direct access to the window as a whole. >> safety experts say it's important to remember screens are meant to keep things like bugs out and they are not strong enough to prevent a child from falling out. if you've been waiting for summer, wait no more. >> yeah. wait. i'm ready. >> that's right. beautiful view outside this morning. that's venus out in our eastern sky. great looking way to get your friday started and, boy, you're going to like the weekend forecast. i'll be back with all the specifics coming up. thanks, ch
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14 before the hour now. we're following the latest on the breaking news in the district. a live picture for you here from the adams morgan neighborhood where d.c. police officers were hit by we believe the white truck you see on that flatbed in the distance there. looks like it's being towed away at this point. those officers -- the two d.c. officers and a ddot employee were injured when they were hit by that pickup truck late last night. we have team coverage with news 4's megan mcgrath and darcy spencer. that's ahead at 5:00 a.m. look for updates in the nbc washington app. james comey hearing captivated the country, and if you needed any proof, take a look at some of these headlines. all focusing on yesterday's explosive allegations from the
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comey's belief that the president directed him to end the flynn investigation, but it's the front page of the "new york daily news" that is likely to start a lot of conversation on social media. now that we have heard from james comey, what do lawmakers want to hear from -- who do they want to hear from next. >> sources tell nbc news that president trump's son-in-law and senior adviser jared kushner could meet with staffers of the senate intelligence committee this month. news 4's edward lawrence is live on capitol hill. edward, why is that an important next step here? >> reporter: it is an important next step, one, because jared kushner said he would cooperate and bring notes and turn over any materials he may have to senators who are involved in this investigation. now nbc news has learned that jared kushner will likely testify behind closed doors for the senators in their investigation sometime in the middle of the month here. now it's impnt
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meetings, one with the russian foreign minister that also involved former national security adviser michael plin and the second one with the head of a russian bank. senators would like to know what those meetings were about. some say it's about back channel communications that they wanted to set up with the russians. they want to find out if there were any financial dealings set up in those meetings. >> edward, we didn't hear from the president yesterday. we did hear from his lawyer. what did he have to say? >> yeah. the lawyer basically saying that this is vindication for president donald trump. he's saying that james comey, the former fbi director, said that the president was never a target of the investigation while he was fbi director. he went on to say that comey's other accusations were disturbing. listen. >> the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stop
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>> reporter: and this is one of these situations where the former fbi director made these accusations. president trump has not been on twitter, which is kind of unlike him. we've heard from, again, his lawyer. he's allowing his legal team to speak for him in this situation. >> edward, thank you. 4:49 right now. reality winner is not getting out of jail any time soon. she's the government contractor accused of leaking classified documents. the judge denied bail for her. they said she had notebooks and allegedly wrote, quote, i want to burn the white house down. she published one report claiming russian military intelligence hacked a software company before the presidential election. >> local mayor busted in a drug for sex sting faces decades in prison today. former fairfax city mayor scott silver thorn pad
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an undercover sting outside a tyson's corner motel. he used a dating website to meet men for sex in exchange for crystal meth. he's facing up to 40 years behind bars. he will be in the courtroom today. follow him on twitter for updates. the all clear has been given after a bomb threat caused a big scare at city hall in falls church. city police reopened the building last night. officers had to block off city hall and the community center while a bomb sniffing dog swept the hallways. meetings went on as sked zwruld this morning hearing from the former uva administrator. nicole aramo is speaking for the first time after her three week long trial. she sued the magazine and the author for defamation and asked for $7.5 million. she described what she felt after it was all said and done. >> you go
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hoping to get justice, hoping to get people to take responsibility for their actions. i never felt like that happened. >> eramo also said that she knew going into the courtroom the first day that she told the truth. she was awarded $3 million. fairfax county public schools now have a new superintendent this morning. the school board has approved dr. scott braband. he was an assistant superintendant for a while before leading the lynchburg school system. he was in charge of 8,000 students there. now 185,000. >> the challenges in fairfax county public schools are real. the issues are complex. if we approach each other with open hearts, with open minds, we can and will find the solutions to our challenges. >> now the former superintendent, karen garza, resigned in september.
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his contract runs through 2021. 4:52. route 10 on oxon hill. >> this is indian head highway. take a look at this video from earlier this morning. just a mangled mess. several cars and six patients involved in this bad crash that is still there and blocking traffic at this point this morning. so let's take a live look right now if we can from chopper 4 from above. you can see we are still shut down. indian head highway there at palmer livingston road. right now what they're doing is pushing everybody off palmer road and northbound/southbound indian head highway shut down. good alternate on sim hill road. another big issue on the beltway, inner loop at 50, arlington boulevard there. you can see the express lanes are stopped right now and the main lanes have one left side of the roadway getting through. guys? >> melissa, thank y
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much. chuck bell now to talk about the forecast. we are moving into summer apparently. >> that's right. and i'm all smiles for now but next week you will see a big, frowny face on me. >> we'll all melt. >> get ready for the meltdown. it is going to be scorching next week. if you like the nice late spring/early summer weather, these next two days are for you. right now it is 60 degrees at national airport. light wind 5 miles per hour. temperatures fallen into the 50s across most of the suburbs. even a few cool spots. fort meade, maryland, 46. west virginia, 55. 5 in fredericksburg. 59 in annapolis and edgewater. hourly temperatures up in the 60s by 8:00 in the morning. 70s by 10. upper 80s for most.
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miles an hour. perfect night for baseball. had a big win over the orioles. tonight the rangers are in town for a 7:05 game in the ballpark. temperatures in the upper 70s. whether you're eating a ballpark frank at the ballpark or whether you're ballpark franking them in the backyard, a little bit of a north westerly flow around here. there are showers up in southern michigan right now. that's the lone chance we have any rain in the next five to seven days is the slimmest little chance for a shower during the day tomorrow. it's such a low chance i didn't bother putting it on the 10 day. 83 today, 87 tomorrow. the big-time heat arrives on sunday. 95 degrees. could tie or break records monday and tuesday. the first big heat wave of 2017 arrives. give it a cool day forecast and the beach forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> chuck, thank you. paying it forward by paying for lunch. how one local mom is making a difference for school kids and their families. aar
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control users. the medication being pulled from the market over fears they could result in pregnancy. and we're staying on top of the breaking news in d.c. after two d.c. officers and a ddot worker were hit after what is being cald a hit alend narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra
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to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
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in news 4 your healthi
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morning, a pharmaceutical company is recalling its birth control pills. the pills are sold under the name novellus 24 sfe. they were mislabeled in a way that could result in an unplanned pregnancy. the first four days of tablets labeled as active pills are for zeroes. check the nbc washington app. and this morning a local mom is on a mission. >> yeah. this is such a good feel good story. she's trying to help pay down school lunch debt for other families. adele settle doesn't even have kids in school yet but understands that hard times can fall upon any family, so she started a go fund me page. already donations have helped pay off three school's lunch debt. this year alone prince william county is hundreds of thousands of dollars in school lunch debt. that could mean cuts to school programs. >> so if the elementary school year program, they
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thour$,000 in unpaid lunch bills, that comes out of the school debt. >> if you want to help this mom make a big difference, search lunch debt inside the nbc washington app. there you'll find a link to the go fund me page. >> what a wonderful idea. >> i know. stepping up. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. "news 4 today" begins with breaking news. and we heard an absolute horrifying screech. and we ran outside immediately and, i mean, what we saw was -- it was just horrifying. >> two police officers mowed down in a busy section of the district. this morning one of those officers is fighting to stay alive. good morning, everybody, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm molette green in for eun yang this morning. it has been a
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the newsroom. >> let's get you up to speed first on the injured officers. you're looking at live pictures from med star hospital in northwest d.c. two d.c. police officers and a ddot employee are recovering there. >> this comes after a pickup truck plowed into them in the hard of adams morgan. >> video from the scene, you can see just how chaotic things were, how bad the damage was to one of those bikes. we have team coverage for you this morning with the latest on the victim's conditions as well as the investigation that's underway right now. first we do want to turn our attention to more breaking news, this time on the roadways. take a look up chopper 4 above the scene for us right now. a nasty accident on route 210. >> melissa mollet in first 4 traffic. tell us about the impact to the morning commute. >> we're talking about a real impact, guys, if this sticks around. take a look here. indian head highway shut down both directions b

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