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now at 11:00. mess and the mayor. the former mayor of fairfax city talks about his fall from grace and what lies ahead. >> evacuation at the national museum of african-american history and culture tonight. a
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leading to lots of frustration. and a large crowd here in d.c. pauses to remember the dozens of people killed at the pulse nightclub one year ago. >> announcer: news4 at 11:00 starts now. >> for 14 years the former mayor of fairfax said he lived a double life, a secret life as a meth addict. >> a good 14 years or so i had been using drugs, but i was meticulous, i was careful until -- until eventually i got caught but the reality was, was that i never let it interfere with my city duties. >> tonight's opens up about his addiction, his humiliating arrest and what's next for him. >> he spoke with david culver for a story you'll see only on news4. >> when i ask you who that scott silverton was, you say you lived a double
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what was that life? >> it's interesting. i use that term a double life and a couple people when i spoke outside the courthouse the other day said to me why are you using that term? let me just say because i don't think people really knew the real scott silver thorn after serving three months for drug distribution, last august he got caught in a police sting outside a tyson's hotel, handing meth over to two undercover cops. >> i handed it to them and they held it up and i thought something's not right and within a lit ral split second, they both jumped out of the car and two or three suvs descended on the car that i was sitting in. >> did your heart drop in that moment? >> of course. it's never -- it's never easy thing to go through but i knew something
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>> he had connected with a meth through the gay dating web siechlt he said they enticed him to bring less than a gram of meth for the meetup. >> i said from the very beginning, i want to accept responsibility for what i did, but i also want to make sure people know what i didn't do. >> the story got national attention. silver thorn became known as the mayor caught in a mess for group sex scandal. he wanted to speak to his reporters and community but his attorney advised him to keep quiet. >> i've known him since he was a little boy when his dad was mayor, he called and started to tell me what was going on. i said you're going to need a lawyer. >> defense attorney brian drummond didn't want his client and friend talking to the press so as to protect the case but he also feared isolation and humiliation would get to silver tho silvertho silverthorn. >> my attorney called me numerous times worried that i might do something
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>> that was something he was concerned about. >> did you consider it? >> not even once. not even once. >> reporter: throughout the court proceeding he was flocked by a team of supporter. as the mayor he always tried to treat people well no matter their job. >> i think it's karma. i think it came back to me. i was surprised. it's really easy for people to desert people, it's easy and i had a few. there's no question. but very few. now, i'm not naive. i know if i screw up again, they won't be there for me, so, you know, i have to be careful but i also know that people are rooting for me. >> reporter: in the three months he was in jail, hundreds of letters of support arrived and on sentencing day the judge make silver thorn turn and look at his supporters to acknowledge what more he could lose if
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happened again. you referenced a personal comeback. the political one, is there one? >> let me put it this way, i've learned a long time ago to never say never and there's been plenty of politicians who have done what i've done or something similar and come back. i've spent my entire adult life working for the citizens of fairfax city. i'm ready to move on. >> now we have posted david's entire interview with the former mayor on our nbc washington app. he talked with him about some of his personal demons and david asked what he thought of his sentence, all of that available online right now. >> a turn to our weather and another weather alert day coming tomorrow because of all this heat. doug, sounds like it's going to feel worse out there tomorrow, is that the word? >> i think it will, guys because we're talking about the humidity on the increase and dew point sitting at 73 degrees relative humi w
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alert one more time during the day tomorrow. 95 degrees is what we hit today. 94 philadelphia, 91 richmond but it's at 95 that set that record that tied that record. tomorrow, i think we get right back up there but more humidity during the day tomorrow. we could see another record high tomorrow. storm chances on the increase the next couple of days and the heat wave will end in a couple of days. not quite as long as i was thinking last week. very good news for a lot of us. much more on that coming up. >> thank you, doug. national museum of african-american history and culture had to be evacuated for about an hour tonight because of a suspicious package the museum was closed to visitors at the time but was hosting an event that was interrupted. meghan fitzgerald is live with an update. >> reporter: during the they got that call around are 6:45 for some sort of suspicious item found on the second floo
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they evacuated everyone inside. for the last month folks like stacy jackson have been eager to attend an event to listen and see the work of steve shapiro. he's a photographer who captured images during the civil rights movement. >> we traveled through the south and through that i met a lot of civil rights leader. >> but before the event could even get underway. the crowd was evaluated. park police got a call about a suspicious item. >> it was extremely orderly when we left. they told us there was a threat that we needed to evacuate the building. >> reporter: with help from the metropolitan police department, officers were able to examine the item and determine there wasn't a threat. less than an hour later, the guests were being allowed to return. >> i guess just very frustrated that this continues to happen. >> frustrating because this is
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happen here. none of the other museums -- >> now a spokesperson for the u.s. park police tells us they don't believe the museum is being targeted but a lot of questions we don't know this evening. they won't say exactly what type of item was found and they won't tell us if they believe it was put there intentionally. >> thank you much. a developing tonight across the street from fl tl a friend of president trump's says that the president is considering, quote, terminating special counsel robert mueller. now mueller is the former fbi director appointed by the justice department to investigate russian meddling in the 2016 election and any possible ties between russia and the trump campaign. news max ceo chris ruddy told us that the president is considering letting mueller go. some trump allies saying that mueller is too close to james comey and therefore he cannot be impartial. >> democratic congressman adam schiff responded to that on twitte
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just hire him again, quote, don't waste our time. >> attorney general jeff sessions will get his turn under oath tomorrow in front of the senate intelligence committee. james comey testified last week about potential conflicts that led sessions to recuse himself in the russia investigation. sessions will be asked about his confirmation hearing when he failed to disclose meetings with russian officials. you can watch the testimony tomorrow right here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 2:30. you can watch live on the nbc washington app online. >> some experts are calling a new lawsuit against president trump a long shot. the attorneys general of d.c. and maryland are saying he's profiting off the constitutions. he benefits from payments coming inrom foreign countries using
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still the suit could force the president to turn over revealing financial information. >> number one will be his tax returns to see if there's any basis behind these allegations that they're made. that could be very significant. >> meanwhile, the white house is standing by the president's travel ban after another court rules against it. a prejudge panel of the nineth circuit court of appeals said the president failed to provide a valid reason from keeping people from mostly muslim countries out of the u.s. a last resort now for the white house, the u.s. supreme court. >> we're hours away from virginia's primary election. the decisions voters make in the race for governor will set the stage that will be watched nationwide this fall. shshow the democratic congress is tight between perry he willo and lieutenant governor raffle nor tham. on the republican side former
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is expected to win over a sizeable margin and state senator frank wagner. >> is push northam in a more liberal direction, push the democratic party in a more liberal direction in a more confrontational approach to donald trump. what you see with respect to the republican primary is a clear candidate who is known statewide versus two people who are known regionally and that's a huge challenge. >> polls are open for registered virginia voters tomorrow from 6:00 in the morning until 7:00 p.m. as as long as you're in the line by 7:00 you will be allowed to vote. you will have to show a photo i.d. if you don't have an acceptable form you can fill out a provisional ballad and bring your i.d. to your local registration office by friday. >> next at 11:00 on the heels of pride weekend. an emotional night in dupont circle. see the tribute to last
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solidarity with those mourners tonight with a vigil at dupont circles. >> organizers used this moment to talk about ending gun violence. shomari stone reports. >> reporter: the names and ages of 49 people killed in the pulse nightclub attack a year ago. >> kevin crosby, 25 years old. >> reporter: the sound of a bell rings after each name. hundreds remember the innocent lives at a dupont circle vigil. ryan karsner is heartbroken. >> it's inexplicable. it's difficult. >> reporter: some members of the lgbtq community also remember the 53 others injured. the pride to end gun violence organization hosted this vigil, some hold candles and signs that read disarm hate. d.c. mayor takes the podium. >>
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and sisters across washington, d.c., across our nation and certainly in orlando, florida, in honoring the 49 people who were taken from us. >> reporter: you can see 49 flags and candles, a wreath to pay tribute to the victims. >> their message of resilience will live on. ♪ i see your truly colors >> reporter: remembering that loves ultimately conquers hate. shomari stone, news4. ♪ now to some of our other top stories of the day. police ruled two deaths in vienna a murder/suicide. 53-year-old ralph titus stabbed his ex-wife to death and then shot himself a few
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the he is tranked couple had 8-year-old twin daughters. >> after two people were shot in a hotel room in woodbridge, a woman walked into the lobby of the quality inn covered in blood. she told police a man in her room shot her after two hours of trying to talk to that man, police forced their way into the room and found him shot and still alive. police say it looks like he may have shot himself. >> tomorrow the jury in bill cosby's sexual assault trial will resume their deliberations. jurors asked the judge tonight to hear the context of cosby's deposition testimony in which he spoke about giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. that deposition corroborates the accusers story. the comedian drugged her and then assaulted her at his home in 2004. cosby said what they did was consensual. >> your health tonight, a potential break-thru for those who suffer from chronic knee pain. the food and drug administration just approved a new treatment that could help youvo
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surgery. it's called cool leaf. they insert specialized needles into your knee freezing the nerve to stop the pain. it's designed to help the millions of americans who live with arthritis. one study compared it to cortisone injections and found it gave patients more and longer lasting pain relief. the treatment can cost up to $4,000. it is not covered by all health insurance companies. >> hum. little pricey but probably worth a shot. >> depends on how badly your knees hurt i suppose. >> we could use the cool leave of our own of a different kind. >> and that's coming in a couple of days. tomorrow we get back to 95. tomorrow's going to feel different. you walk outside right now just looking at the moon, it's beautiful. very hot. it's going to be humid too. dew point all day was in the low 60s. that's very comfortable but now, tomorrow, that dew point in the 70s, 73 degrees that dew point out there right now. see the moon?
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>> it's hazy. >> it's hazy and that's right. i think humidity is causing that nice little red tint on the moon right now. temperature-wise at the airport, 80 degrees. winds out of the south at 7 miles per hour and around the rest of the area everybody in the 70s. 79 baltimore, 82 in annapolis. so at 11:00 we're still at 80 degrees. very warm start to the day tomorrow for sure. no rain. tomorrow possible. look at the numbers around the area. 80 degrees again in d.c. but extremely warm all across our region after being so cool over the last few days. we'll get on the hot side for sure and it's all because of this huge ridge of high pressure. little bit of disturbed weather down to the south. that's what could give us some showers, maybe a thunderstorm or two tomorrow. tomorrow's starting off clear and notice here we are 1:00, couple of showers trying to develop. that's about it. don't be surpr t
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them either. i don't think you'll need the umbrella even if ray storm does come in, 95 degrees tomorrow. weather alert once again muggy and hot. going for a heat index of 100 plus. i still think we could get to 102 for the heat advisory especially in d.c.'s other and surrounding areas. take breaks indoors. make sure you get indoors for at least 15 minute break each time. light colored clothing, loose fitting clothing. not much of a breeze tomorrow. 89 at 11:00 a.m., by 2:00 p.m. the pool forecast, get to the pool, cool off. 95 degrees at 5:00. that heat continues. 92 on wednesday. good chance of storms on wednesday. back door cold front comes in from the north. that gives us some cooler northeasterly flow and we get to 83 on thursday ois a ten degree temperature drop. it does look like a
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storms from wednesday all the way through the weekend and these are going to be the typical afternoon thunderstorms. not a single one of those days will be a washout. i don't expect games to be cancelled this weekend but i would expect some storms over the next couple of days. we need the rain today. june so far has been hot and very, very dry. >> it's a shorter heat wave so that's the best news of all. >> tell you what else we need, we need the nats to figure this out. >> they continue to slide. bryce haer's notrp tom went to washington to take on 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.
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the biggest horror show of the summer is going to be the nats bull pen. >> there were eight combined home runs between the nationals and braves tonight. it was incredible. tonight the nationals scored more runs than they did in the entire series against the rangers this past weekend but on the flip side, the nats allowed the most runs at nat park so far this season. before the game tray turner and anthony ran done not hiding who their favorites are. each other rocking those sweet shirts and bryce harper hoping to get the nats rocking in the fourth. harper unloading on this one, deep to right. that ball out of here. this game tied at six. >> later the nats with an 8-6 lead and brian goodwin already with a homer in this one, can't make that play. here comes taylor coming all the way from first, showing off the sp
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single for goodwin, the nats take a 9-6 lead. here it is the bull pen having problems again in the ninth, matt albers facing tyler flowers. a three run shot. the braves battling back and take an 11-9 lead. >> bottom rbi single but bryce harper flies out to center to end this game. the braves hand the nats their fourth straight loss, 11-10. you see bryce clearly upset calling this one in the dugout. >> orioles on the road visiting the white sox. he was dealing with a wrist injury and birds not looking great again. seventh inning down. he's going to add on to that. the white sox jump out to a 10-1 lead. the birds battling back in the eighth. this kid is
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crushes this ball. good-bye. a three run homer, orioles back in it right now down 10-6 in the eighth. >> tonight in the mlb draft the best team in baseball got a little bert, astros drafting the pitching. he played the last three seasons at the university of north carolina before that he starred at stone bridge high school so a huge congratulations going out to the hometown kid. and speaking of champs, the clemson tigers were at the white house today. welcomed by pred donald trump who was given a jersey by head coach sweeney. that second jersey for his son barron. clemson took home its first title since 1981 back in january, a thriller against alabama. we have a score update.
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- 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. 50 years ago today the ruling in a virginia couple's supreme court court case legalized interracial marriage throughout the united states. a plaque was
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today. they were arrested in 1958 for getting married and forced out of the states. they marched the case loving versus virginia. they lost on the state level but the u.s. supreme court ruled in their favor 50 years ago today. >> a lot of changes since then. >> the tonight show is coming up xt. ne ♪ ♪ award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded luxury suv of the century. visit your volvo dealer to take advantage
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