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that does tie a record set in 2002 and a lot of other dates like 1986. take a look out there now, the numbers have come down just a little bit. 92 in d.c., 84 in ocean city, 93 over towards philadelphia. wouldn't you like to be in o.c. right now? 84 degrees on the boardwalk. that would be awesome! but the one big factor here, we've not seen a lot of humidity. very good news. however, that's on the increase tomorrow. tied a record today, more humid tomorrow, heat index could approach 100. storm chances increasing over the next couple days, but we don't have any big storm chances, but they are going to be increasing. and the heat wave ends. how much longer, how many more days, we'll talk about that, i'm back with you in just a couple minutes. >> we'll see you then, doug. thank you. twin girls in northern virginia will now have to grow up without their parents. the mother of the girls was killed in their vienna home in
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murder-suicide. >> police say the children's father stabbed the mother to death in the house she shared with the girls and then shot himself in the backyard of another home a few blocks away. one of the girls has special needs, she uses a wheelchair. neighbors are stunned. >> i cannot believe i'll never see her again and that her kids will never have her. she was the best. the best mom. >> derrick ward is live in vienna tonight where police have just identified everyone who was involved. derrick? >> reporter: the folks who live in this neighborhood say it's a quiet neighborhood, but the quiet here this evening is something different. it's more born out of the tragic loss and the inability to understand just why it happened. >> reporter: this neighborhood has a mix of older houses and newer, yet it maintains suburban harmony. flags wave over
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but what happens here speaks to a disharmony that has upset this part of vienna beyond comp hens. >> i got home from college and you expect it to feel safe and this happens. >> reporter: police say 47-year-old sabrina titus was pronounced dead at a hospital after being stabbed by her estranged husband, 53-year-old ralph titus who lived a mile away. investigators believe that after stabbing sabrina, he returned to his own home and took his life with a gun in his backyard. early in the investigation, police determined there was no threat to the community, this was not a random crime, domestic in nature, still it's cold comfort for the family that's been torn apart. children's lives turned upside down. ralph and sabrina had two children. >> the two kids that were left, you have to feel for them. the little girl was walking around last night and no one had told her. they were waiting for the next day.
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conversation, how hard it's going to be for everybody. >> reporter: police say none of the children were physically hurt during the incident. the answers to why this happened may never come. and there are plans among some of the naneighbors to get togetr and comfort each and other sort this all out. live in vienna, derrick ward, news4. another federal appeals court has ruled against president trump's controversial travel ban. the ninth circuit in california has ruled that executive order does amount to discrimination. the judge also added that it failed to provide a valid reason to block people from those six muslim majority nations from entering this country. the white house believes the ban is lawful and has asked the supreme court to take up this case. more legal trouble tonight for the president. the attorney generals of both maryland and the district have filed a lawsuit against president trump. they say he violates the constitution by staying active
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in his private businesses. tom sherwood has details. >> the lawsuit is simple, it says the president can't profit from his
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-- their business operation, and they were marketing and benefitting and prospering from their business operations. >> reporter: the new lawsuit follows a private lawsuit filed last march by two d.c. business owners and their suit claims trump's hotel business unfairly infringes on theirs and other businesses in the city. >> what the president is doing is unethical and unfair. >> reporter: they received a lot of support and negative social media. >> our share of negative messages from people saying they hoped our business failed. but on the whole, people have been supportive of what we've tried to do. >> everyone seems to agree
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extraordinary. jim and wendy. >> thank you, tom. capital pride organizers say confusion over registration led to eleanor holmes' absence. this year, the invitation did not come. her staff told us when they reached out, they were told norton would be put on a wait list. capital prize organizers say it's not their practice to send invitations. they say when norton's office contacted them, they said their registration would put her on a wait list, but they said they told the staff they would then manually override that. there are memorial events all over the country today and here to mark the one year anniversary since the deadly attack at that pulse nightclub down in orlando. 49 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern u.s. history. chris lawrence is here now with a look at those
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calling this orlando united day, and there have been numerous tributes to the victims. at pulse, the gay chorus of orlando sang in what has become a growing vigil. and church bells rang out 49 times to mark what happened there one year ago, when a man opened fire outside the club. florida governor rick scott called for flags to be flown at half-staff. we're also seeing memorials here in d.c., starting with a tribute outside the human rights campaign headquarters in dupont circle. there was also a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives. june is pride month for the lgbt community. and organizers say they're sending a message that no act of hate can diminish that. >> one year later, we remember their legacies, we honor them, and we recommit ourselves to living our authentic lives with pride and joy in ourselves. it's a time for us to honor those legacies, to stand
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of who we are, and no act of hate, no act of violence can diminish that. >> there will be a candle light vigil at dupont circle at 7:00 tonight, and they're expecting a huge crowd in downtown orlando tonight for a final vigil. >> thank you, chris. a double shooting inside a northern virginia hotel, some gues guests evacuated, others taking cover in their rooms. a woman staggers into the lobby of the quality inn in woodbridge. mark segraves explains what happened next. >> reporter: the evidence technicians are on the scene now, but earlier this morning, some very tense hours at this quality inn hotel in woodbridge. as a woman came into the lobby saying she had been shot in the head. the first call came in just before 9:00 a.m. an employee of the quality inn on horner road in woodbridge tells news4, the woman had a bloody towel around her head, saying a man inside her
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room had just shot her. >> as of right now, he is an involved party. we have one side of the story. we would obviously like to have his as well, to figure out what transpired here. a firearm was recovered from the room, we have that and as of right now, we just want to learn what happened from both parties. >> reporter: this wing of the hotel where the suspect was holed up was evacuated. other guests were told to shelter in their rooms. these hotel guests did not want to talk on camera. >> it's an incident in the hotel. they didn't go into detail. >> they just made you stay in your room? >> yeah, stay in the room. when i came back to the car, they told me to get out of the way in a hurry. >> reporter: for more than two hours, police tried to communicate with the man inside the room, but he never responded. around 11:00 this morning, police forced their way into the room and found a man suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. he was taken to the hospital by
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helicopter. >> the altercation took place inside the hotel room. >> reporter: the man and woman were both taken to the hospital. they knew each other, both in their mid 50s and live in new york state. police still aren't saying what started the shooting or who fired the shots. a handgun was found inside the hotel room. in woodbridge, mark segraves, news4. a new york theater in the crosshairs of an anti-trump controversy. when we come right back on news4, new fall-out from a take on julius caesar that's cutting a bit too close to home for supporters of the white house. and it's down to the wire and up in the air, what to look for as voters in virginia get ready to cast ballots in tomorrow's primary. >> and there's a new treatment offering an alternative to surgery for those living with knee pain. dr. john torres joins us live to expla
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too good to be true. is this a short-term or long-term fix? >> you're right, for felicia, it was too good to be true. she didn't think it would work as well as it does, and it's been working fantastic for her. it's basically a medium-term fix. it gives people pain relief for about 6 to 12 months. this is one of the points she made, for somebody living in chronic pain for five years like she has, that 12 months can be life-changing. for her, it's changed a lot of things. you'll see tonight on "nightly news" with lester holt, she's able to get out, go grocery shopping. and it's radio frequency, they use that to freeze the nerves. it stops the pain signal from going back to the brain where we register all the pain. so she's feeling no pain in the knee at this point. everything works normal. she can climb stairs, she can go shopping. she can do the things she wants to
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we saw that felicia has -- or had arthritis. does it work for other knee-pain issues, and does she need more treatment say in a year or so? >> it does work for arthritis. that's the main one it's being used for, for people who don't want or can't get knee replacement surgery. but they still have massive pain. for other types of knee pain it can be explored. back pain, hip pain, we'll find more and more joints that it works for. it's not changing anything that happens there, she still has the arthritis, but the pain itself is gone away. that's the important part. it might come back a year from now. if it does, she can go ahead and repeat the procedure and get another year's worth of relief, which is life-changing. >> that's right. buy some time. and how costly is this? and will insurance cover it? >> insurances do cover it. so it depends on your insurance
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have with your insurance companies. if they don't cover it, it's about 2 to $4,000. for her, she's saying it's worth it, because she's able to do the things in life that she couldn't do for the last five years. one of them, play with her grandchildren. >> that's great. this is exciting news. thanks for spending time with us. we appreciate it. dr. torres will have more on "nbc nightly news" at 7:00. candidates and campaign volunteers are in the final push for the votes ahead of tomorrow's virginia primary. the decision voters make in the race for governor will set the stage for a political contest that will be watched nationally next fall. julie carey takes a look at the final hours of this campaign. [ applause ] >> reporter: tom perriello and his supporters now just hours away from learning if his upstart bid for the democratic nomination will pay off. some polls show the contest
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tight, ralph northam is finishing his campaign with the state's top democrat at his side. >> and we're also running to take virginia to the next level. >> reporter: the former congressman perriello gets support from senator bernie sanders. he's run an aggressive campaign, hoping to harness the anger of anti-trump activists. >> what we've proven in this campaign is that by going bolder, you not only help turn out your own base, but you win more voters. >> reporter: a political analyst said even if perriello doesn't become the nominee, his candidacy has already shaped the governor's race ahead. >> what perriello has done, win or lose, is push northam in a more liberal direction, in a more aggressive, kpranconfrontal approach to donald trump. on the rnc side, ed gillespie expecting to win by a sizeable margin over corey stewart and frank wagner. >> the response has been incredibly positive. i feel like i'm going to be our
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of his final campaign hours not in his home base of northern virginia, but in more everybody conservative strongholds. his claim today, that his campaign is surging. but political analyst farnsworth, not expressing that on the gop side. while june turn-out is traditionally low, he does expect a bit of a spike for this one. absentee ballots are an indication that more democratic votes will be cast tomorrow. in loudoun county, i'm julie carey. >> and two major companies have pulled sponsorship from a production of shakespeare's julius caesar. because it has a trump look alike in the title role. that character gets stabbed to death as happens in julius caesar. but delta airlines and american funding say the production
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seeing it would realize they are not advocating violence. cnn recently fired kathy griffin for her holding a bloody replica of trump's head. we're working for you with a food recall. conagra brands is recalling spaghetti and meatball product says because they contain milk. it isn't listed as an ingredient and that could cause some problems for those with allergies. they want you to throw it away, or return it to the store for a refund. coming up next, what police are doing in prince george's county to crack down on car break-ins. plus, did you feel it? we tied a record out there. doug's back in a flash with more on what we can count on the rest of the week. and our flash survey question, how do you feel about the heat? log on to the nbc washington facebook page, tell us all about it.
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nendorses dr. wralph northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra after the virginia tech shooting. dr. northam led the fight 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
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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well, it could have been worse. we could have had humidity to go along with the heat. so, you know, be careful when you start combininplaining. >> but feel free to complain tomorrow, because that's when the
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95 with low humidity and 95 with humidity, you will feel the difference. not a lot of humidity today, but we made it to 95, tying a record setback in 2002, and quite a few other years as well. 1986. as we look towards the next couple days, you know we're going to be on the hot side. not much cloud cover. some high level clouds streaming through. 92, temperatures dropping, but not fast, 84 at 11:00, and this is when i expect to really be able to start to feel the humidity. you'll notice that difference overnight tonight and into the day tomorrow. 90 in martinsburg, 91 manassas, 90 in fredericksburg. 93 in huntingtown. temperature at 92, d.c. heat index, up to 93. so, it's a little one there. 95 in leesburg, so a little bit on the warmer side. but again, it's still on the hot side. lauryn ricketts is down in
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national harbor right now. you've been telling us the whole time, yeah, it's hot out there. that's why you've got the popsicles. >> reporter: you're right, popsicles and fans. i saw smi friends up here. i got jay, i got maria, i got wayne, and i gotta tell you, they were standing up here, and i was like, they've got the right idea, because actually, they got a little breeze. it feels so much better up here, doesn't it, guys? >> it do. happy birthday, mom! we love you. >> so they wanted to say, it was your mom, right? >> yeah, it's all of our moms. >> i didn't know that. i do want to say happy birthday. what's your mom's name? >> stephanie. >> happy birthday, stephanie from storm team4. is she sitting by the pool today? >> lounging. >> this is a 2017 graduate, just graduated high school not too long ago. was it hot then? >> no, it wasn't that
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>> what high school you went to? let's pull up the map if we have time. but it's sweltering out here, guys. it's so hot. up here, we got a nice breeze. pet heat safety, if you are bringing your dogs out, on the tip of their noses, make sure you're applying the sunscreen. hydrate, exercise with them early in the morning. not seeing a lot of pets now. that's good, because we got plenty of pavement for hot surfaces. so again, it's a little on the warm side. be careful when you are walking out and about. all right, doug, i'm going to pass it back into you. i'm going to go grab some water and yeah, i'm still hanging out in national harbor. come down and get some popsicles. >> and you're above the peeps store. that's my favorite place. it's a good spot. out there now -- you either love peeps or you hate them. you guys? i know. take a look
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louis, chicago, new york, and 95 in boston today. now we do have a couple of storms to the south and west. something we might see tomorrow. not expecting a lot. here's future weather, timing it out. isolated showers could pop up, but not that big a deal. the showers might help to make it a little bit cooler. 95 tomorrow, another weather alert day because of the heat and humidity. 92 on wednesday, good chance of storms as a front moves through. that helps to bring temperatures down through the 80s thursday, friday, and into part of the weekend. pretty good chance of storms the next couple days too. >> thanks, doug. 50 years have passed since the landmark ruling changing laws about interracial marriage. >> how that decision has changed the face of marriage and the challenges that still remain. >> today the father of one of those victims says he's lost the ab
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he says he will never forget. his story coming up. you get up in the morning to go to work and find something like this -- your tires missing, or your window broken and stuff taken out of the car. it's such an issue in prince george's county that the police department want you to understand how to keep your stuff safe.
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. first at 5:30, people waking up to broken windows, stolen wheels, and more. we're taking a look at what's behind this disturbing new trend of car break-ins in prince george's county. >> yeah, it's the fastest growing crime in the county and it can happen to just about anybody. police tell us people are breaking into cars and stealing anything they can get their hands on. in the past year alone, break-ins are up 14%. most of the crimes are smash and grabs. our bureau chief tracee wilkins took a ride with police to find out what's driving this trend. >> sometimes, depending on the day. >> reporter: corporal donna rick ert is assigned to break-ins and theft from auto today, the fastest rising crime in prince george's county. his first call of the
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>> what happened, sir? >> reporter: a man's tire is stolen from his car. >> you wake up in the morning and discover something like this, it's very frustrating. >> reporter: the family bought the car four days ago. ibrahim was about to take his wife to work when he discovered the car up on jacks. >> it's just sad. we're just working citizens, trying to go to work. you wake up in the morning and have to deal with things like this. >> reporter: whoever did this, left fingerprints on the car and the jack they used. >> it looks like against your hub cap, we'll dust that too. >> reporter: but in many cases, police may not be as lucky. this was the scene at greenbelt metro station in january, dozens of cars broken into. it's happening more and more in the county. more than 2,300 this year. >> anybody that's walking by, just happens to be unlocked, it's there for the taking. >> reporter: prince george's county police are asking the public for help. >> people need to take their property out of their cars. they need to lock their cars. that's really the biggest tin
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>> reporter: the hope is, with residents seeing how quickly these things can happen -- >> you're very welcome. and i'm sorry this has happened to you. >> reporter: the more vigilant they'll be. prince george's county police are reminding folks to take your valuables out of your vehicles and to make sure that you lock your cars. in hiyattsville, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. a former elementary school school in montgomery county is facing up to 25 years in prison. a jury convicted john vigna of sexually abusing children. he taught third, fourth, and fifth grade at clofrl. students reported that he touched them inappropriately over their clothing. >> this case only came to light because a body safety course, which is when you teach small children how to keep themselves safe around adults, was introduced at this school. >> prosecutors say vigna had
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practice of physical contact with students. he testified in his own defense at the trial. he is scheduled to be sentenced in august. now to heartbreak for a local family still searching for answers after the death of their teenage son just hours before he was set to graduate. shadi najjar and artem ziberov, shot and killed one week ago in montgomery village. the teens, shot multiple times, with nearly two dozen rounds fired. investigators are still trying to piece together the moments leading up to that shooting. so far, no arrests, but news4's pat collins is live in rockville with more on the story and some new information. pat? >> reporter: jim, it's been a week since the double murder. the pain for the victims' families, that's only intensified. one of the fathers told me today he's lost the ability to
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you'll ever see in your life. a man with no goal, no hope, a man with no feeling. >> reporter: it's been a week now since adi najjar's son was gunned down on a dead end street in montgomery village. >> i have no more love. my love has died the day my son died. i have no more love left in my heart. my heart right now is black. >> reporter: everywhere you look in their home, another memory of shadi najjar. his picture as a baby, the road trip to ocean city, his artwork, his diploma from northwest high school. 17-year-old shadi najjar and 18-year-old artem ziberov, shot and killed last monday night as they sat in this blue honda car. they were both scheduled to graduate from high school the next day. sources say one of the victims was found withsh
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hand. that 23 shots were fired into that car, that when police got to the scene, they found the interior light on, and the car engine running. state's attorney john mccarthy says this double murder investigation has the highest priority. >> it's a very compelling story, when you have two young people that are shot down and killed and a lot of overkill. i think it's been widely reported that car was riddled with bullets. and they were basically executed in their car. >> reporter: shadi's father believes his son was set up. >> i will never forgive, and i will never forget until i see the killer. who did this to my boy. >> reporter: shadi's mother says there's someone out there who knows about her son's murder, but that someone is too frightened to go to the cops. the mother's plea to that mystery witness coming up
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6:00. wendy, back to you. >> pat collins. it was 50 years ago today that interracial marriage in our country became legal. that supreme court decision came down, thanks to mildred and richard loving. the virginia couple arrested for being who they were, a married white man, and black woman. today governor terry mcauliffe announced a historical marker will be placed along the richmond building that used to house the state supreme court of appeals. the court had ruled against the lovings before they won in the u.s. supreme court. all day, we've seen people sharing posts, using the #loving day. when the high court took the case, only 3% of newlyweds in this country were marrying someone of a different race. today, 1 in 6 are interracial. still those couples say they face discrimination and adversity. you can read about their experiences in a story we've posted on
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facebook page. a revealing interview you'll only see here on news4, the once beloved mayor of fairfax opens up tonight about his struggles with drugs, and the police sting that ended him up behind bars. and hundreds are detained in a mass protest in russia. we'll explore at's behind wh
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montana's newly elected congressman was going to have to complete some community service and anger management counselling and pay a fine, all of this for roughing up a reporter. greg gianforte was sentenced for assaulting ben jacobs of "the guardian." jacobs said gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses because he asked a question about health care. gianforte has apologized to that reporter and is expected to be sworn into congress later this month. thousands protested across all of russia's 11 time zones during anti-corruption rallies. the groups held demonstrations against their president and other politicians. nbc's richard engel reports from moscow. >> reporter: today's protests were rare, opposition to russian president vladimir putin is seldom tolerated in this
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today. there were demonstrations in moscow, in st. petersburg, and about a dozen other russian cities and they were quickly put down by police. activists say that hundreds of protesters were detained, many of them immediately released, but the man who called for the opposition was picked up by authorities even before the protests began. he's opposition leader alexei nafal ni, he wants to run for president in the next elections, a year from now, but he's not been allowed to run. officials say he's corrupt. there are corruption charges against him. they say that's why he's not allowed to take part in public life. he says the charges are trumped up and he's made fighting corruption the centerpiece of his campaign. the russian government isn't talking about it much on russian state television. tonight the leading broadcast didn't mention the protests at all. no mention of corruption, no mention of alexis nafa
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richard engel, nbc news, moscow. kids love their screen time. still ahead, one educator's efforts to wean kids off social media could end up costing her thousands of dollars. and d.c.'s new wharf still under construction, but it's already booked its first big guests. it's a local too.
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone. the nbc4 team was out representing, so a lot of us lost our voices. but i think going in and out of this hot and cold, it's affected
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over the next couple days. you stay in the ac, right now it's nice and cool in the studio. out there right now, though, it's on the hot side. high today of 95 in the city. that's a record. that ties a record setback in 2002 and a few other years. 93, frederick. 93 leesburg, a hot one for sure. right now, we're at 92 degrees. it's come down just a bit. winds out of the southwest at 10 miles an hour. sunshine with a few high clouds scattered throughout the area. nothing on the radar. no real chances for storms. tomorrow, maybe an isolated chance, but again, most of us will stay dry. the heat is on. so if you're going to be outdoors, drink plenty of water, stay hydrated. that's a big issue. take breaks indoors. light colored and loose-fitting clothing. lauryn ricketts is taking all of this into account. he's at national
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wearing light colors -- no, she's not. okay, light-colored pants. >> reporter: there we go. it's so funny. full disclosure, because we've talked about this before. amelia has one shirt, i've got three, and they're all dark colors. so this was the lightest one that i had. fortunately, it's keeping me enough cool. so is this fan. i'm an nbc fan, that makes me giggle. this is my third bottle of water, because it's so darn hot. it's not quite as humid, and we have overcast skies. the sun has gone in and out a little bit. so really not that bad. who i want to talk to over here is actually ben & jerry's ice cream right now. we have dionne in here. you would think this place would be packed right now. but he said not a lot of people are coming out here, is that right? >> yeah, not today. i'm not sure why, it'
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good day, but maybe people are just staying in the house today. >> does it get busy in the dead of summer? >> scary busy. >> reporter: thank goodness there's no line. all of our popsicles have melted. so i'm going to get some ice cream, cool off, drink more water, and toss it back to the nice cool studio that i'm thinking about so very much. >> definitely fields good in here, lauryn. another place that feels great, out there at the pool. tomorrow, 93, by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, more humidity. the pool water, on the cool side this time of year, because we haven't seen a lot of hot days. but the pool will be heating up. tomorrow, 95, chance of storms on wednesday. again really over the next five days, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, even into monday, a chance of storms. no washouts, and no chance of real severe threat, we will see a couple of storms every oncein
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thursday, we're dropping back down to 83 degrees. well, a revealing sitdown with the former mayor of fairfax city. scott silverthorne. he's now out of jail after a humiliating arrest. after police caught him in an undercover sting, handing meth to an officer. >> you know, frankly, i was embarrassed. i'm still embarrassed. it's not the kind of thing you really want people to know about. but i have confronted that head on, and i have to tell you, it's liberating. it's liberating. >> david culver interviewed him over the weekend for an hour and a half. 14 years he was doing meth. i'm just wondering why he never had a wake-up call until an officer pulls out his badge and says, you're under arrest. >> not only was it a wake-up call, he said it likely saved his life. for 14 years, he lived this double life, this secret life. he said he was meticulous when
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public. during that time, he was on the city council and became mayor, was recently re-elected to his third term. and yet that entire time he was doing it in what he considers to be a recreational use. he did not do it every weekend. he would wait until they were in recess. he tried to limit it as much as you can, not downplaying how serious it is. >> some do, but does he think he got off easy? >> some do, that's a good point. i asked him and his attorney, brian drummond, that question. they feel like they landed right within the sentencing guidelines on this one. it was three months. when you look at the range, it was five to 40 years in prison. but you also have to consider the amount of drugs that were involved, less than a gram here. so they put that in perspective. they also said he was remanded to custody during the plea. he spent three months in jail, and for him, he felt like that was a rude awakening. here he is the former mayor, now with the inmates in the city he
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what was the three months in jail? we can say that's easy, unless you're sitting in jail for three months. >> he said it was very tough. he said he would in solitary confinement, or the equivalent to that for a short period, and then he was moved to protective custody, given his position. at the same time, it was a reflective moment for him. he had come through treatment. he admits he's a drug addict. he read 15 books, and he says not only does he regret what he did, but he's sorry. there's a lot we'll go into tonight. >> where else can we see this? and you're going to be doing more at 11:00? >> tonight at 11:00, we'll have the full report, you can see that. and also you may want to know why the demons were there beforehand, how that started. >> it's always something. >> we posted that in our app, search drug addiction and you can see it there. >> see you at 11:00 tonight. >> thank you, david. well, when d.c.'s newest concert arena
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year, at the southwest waterfront, they'll have star power to kick things off. the foo fighters are set to be the debut act. tickets go on sale friday morning. foo fighters' front man dave grohl has ties in northern virginia, growing up right here. a principal in the district says she will pay students to unplug and go screen-free. the principal at washington latin public charter school says rising eighth and ninth graders can each earn a hundred bucks. no phones, no ipads, no tvs, no tablet, no video game all summer. the students have to have two adults verify this. the student said she's concerned the kids are losing sleep from over-exposure to electronics.
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>> i'll say. do you think you have endurance? how about biking across the country in less than two weeks? that's how one local man is working for kids with cancer. news4's sherree burruss joins us with more on his history. >> tomorrow, he begins a 12-day challenge, complete a cross-country bike ride, from san diego to annapolis, all to raise money to help kids with cancer. how did this venture start? when the disease hit someone he loves the most. >> when we were walking across the sky bridge to the hospital on the first day, he asked me if he was going to die. that was the lowest point of my life. >> am i going to die? i didn't know, because everything was very unclear. >> reporter: len pedals with a focus. the 57-year-old from vienna is competing in his second race across america, raising money for his non-profit which connects kids with cancer to their friends and
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an idea born when len's son matt battl battled leukemia. >> it made me feel that nothing was wrong, and everything was normal. and i'm sure it helped them understand what i was going through. >> i saw how lonely it was for him to be isolated from his friends. and working with the school, we came up with the idea of putting a web camera in his classroom and one in our home. you should have been in the room when those clicked on and my son could see his friends. it was magical. >> reporter: len dedicates each day of his race to a child with cancer. many of the kids reach out to him with letters. >> i'm praying that you will race strong for all the kids like me who are fighting cancer. >> reporter: when len raced back in 2012, his team read him a letter every night, exhausted but energized by his biggest supporters. >> they inspire me. because of their courage and bravery as they go through treatment. i'm trying to get to the finish line in annapolis, maryland. these kids are fighting their own mortality. >> i missmy
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everything hurts. everything is different. to pray to be strong like you one day. if that doesn't get you over a mountain, to ride until 4:00 in the morning, nothing will. >> len's son matt will be joining him on the race as the videographer and blogger, as we narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree.
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case. the murder of a store owner in montgomery county 25 years ago. >> now police have new images of a suspect. news4's kristin wright shows us the composites. >> reporter: who murdered james ethel has been a mystery for a long time in the small town of combis, maryland. the case unsolved now for 25 years. ethel was stabbed to death inside his store, sugar loaf mountain market on march 22nd, 1992. >> the countryside has changed. >> reporter: ralph cooley jr didn't know ethel, but has a personal connection to the store and remembers when the murder happened. >> i think it was quite shocking and it was for my family because my father had built that store and started the store. >> reporter: the suspect's blood was found on the cash register and on the floor. but dna never led detectives to the killer. they may be getting closer. for the first time, detectives have
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the killer looked like at the time of the murder and what he would look like now. >> give us the tip that brings closure to this family. our goal with cold case is to bring conclusion, bring finality to them. >> reporter: a company in virginia created the composites using dna from the crime scene, to predict ancestry, hair and eye color and face shape. it's new technology. >> now we can get some information on that person directly from the dna. >> reporter: sugar loaf mountain market isn't open anymore, but memories of the murder persist. cooley, a retired montgomery county police officer, doesn't recognize the faces in the new composites, but hopes someone does. >> i'd love to see the case closed. >> reporter: there's a $10,000 reward in the case to finally find the person who murdered james ethel. in montgomery county, kristin wright, news4. news4 at 6:00
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>> now at 6:00, feeling the heat. we're in the thick of our first heat wave of the year. how long will it last, and what about those records? twin girls lose their parents in a horrible crime. how a virginia county is rallying around them tonight. a woman stumbles to the hotel desk in virginia, saying she's been shot. coming up on news4, what police found what they got to her hotel room. and only on news4, an investigation into more american secrets sold to foreign military contractors. first at 6:00, we're in weather alert mode tonight. >> big time. chief meteorologist doug kammerer has been monitoring our first heat wave of the year, as you see this live picture from national harbor. the today is the day you want to be near the water. >> that's for sure. a lot of times you get the breeze off the water. today, not much of one. we saw temperatures at 95 li

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