Skip to main content

tv   News4 Today at 6  NBC  June 13, 2017 6:00am-7:00am EDT

6:00 am
about today. news 4 begins now with storm team 4. >> the weather is what a lot of you are going to be talking about. it is 6:00 a.m. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> eun yang is still on assignment. the sunrise is rising before 6:00 if that's any indication. >> temperatures already in the 70s for a lot of us. it's only 6:00 a.m. we'll check in with melissa mollet and storm team 4 traffic. >> eun and sheena picked a great week not to be here sweating it out with the rest of us. early sunrises up today. 5:42 is when the sun came up this morning. another steamer. poor air quality once again. folks with heart and respiratory
6:01 am
that should take a bit of the edge off the temperatures. 60s and 70s now will become mid 90s across the area. heat index near 100 and poor air quality will knock the stuffing out of you. the forecast coming up. now back to the ac with melissa mollet. >> that's where i have to be. inner loop between branch avenue and saint barnabas. the broken down truck has two lanes getting by at this point this morning. as we zoom in a little, the other issue, outer loop and local lanes, route 1, alexandria. disabled vehicle, blocking a lane. charles street near washington avenue and oak
6:02 am
plata had the road shut down. we just tweeted about that. eastbound 7 near east loudoun street, single lanes getting by that crash there. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. it is a big day in virginia politics. the decision voters make in the race for governor will set the stage for a political contest that will be watched nationwide this fall. on the democratic side former governor tom pariello and ralph northam. and former rnc chair ed gillespie is leading over cory stewart and state senator frank wagner. justin finch is live at the polls. >> a look at what voters need to know before heading out. justin, good morning. >> reporter: aaron, angie, good morning. that's right. polls have opened here a few minutes ago. watch that garage right there.
6:03 am
alexandria fire house into a polling place. voters, as you head out, a thing to know here, polls will close at 7:00 p.m. if you are in line at 7:00 p.m. you will still be able to vote. you will need a valid photo i.d. that could be a passport, valid driver's license or state i.d. you can go to a voter registration office and get yourself a voter photo i.d. you have to do that today. if you do not have a photo i.d. you will have to get a provis n provisional ballot at your polling place and you will have to have until friday to get that i.d. you will need to chazz a ballot that's democrat or republican. some polling places are going to be schools. you are asked not to drop in
6:04 am
times. check out our election day guide in the nbc washington app. we have a breakdown on each of the candidates including the lieutenant governor, virginia house of delegates and the stafford county supervisor's race. you can find your polling information. now it could be another blockbuster day of testimony on capitol hill. attorney general jeff sessions will testify before the senate intelligence committee. he's likely to face tough questions about his contacts with russians during the 2016 campaign. you can watch the attorney general's testimony here on nbc 4. live coverage begins at 2:30 this afternoon. you can also watch live in the nbc washington app. breaking news in d.c. this morning. working to learn the name of a man shot and killed. someone shot that man on parkland place southeast last night. they have not arrested anyone yet. if we learn anything more we'll let you know. >> what we do know this morning, the natl
6:05 am
african-american history and culture is going to open on time after the security scare that they saw last night. park police quickly clearing people after they got a call about a suspicious package on the second floor. they determined there was no threat. the scare made visitors question whether the museum is being targeted since a noose was recently discovered inside. >> it is frustrating because this is something new that it seems like it's only happening here. >> very orderly and calm and people were i guess just very frustrated that this continues to happen. >> brought that concern to the park police and they say they don't believe the museum is being targeted but they wouldn't say what the suspicious item exactly was or whether they believe it was put there intentionally. five minutes after the hour. after hours of deliberating the jury had more questions about bill cosby's case. they will start talking again later this morning. cosby is acc
6:06 am
violating a former temple employee ten years ago. he denies the charges and says any contact was consensual. they asked to read over testimony about pills he called his zblends a developing story out of the far east. what's going on in north korea? >> dennis rodman is there. his third visit since president trump took office. the exact reason for his visit unknown. rodman and his agent are saying at this point he's there to help open the lines of communication. he claims to be a close confidante of north korean leader kim jong-un. he says he will give details when he returns to the u. sms. >> the warriors are
6:07 am
>> smiles all around for the golden state warriors. they beat the cleveland cavaliers last night in game five of the nba times. it is the warriors' second win in three years. pretty big. >> yeah. but a first, a first ring for prince george's county native kevin durant. he took home the finals mvp in last night's ceremony and shared a special moment with his mom, wanda durant. >> we did it. i told you when i was eight years old. we did it. yeah. >> kevin gave his mother the nickname the real mvp back during his 2014 week speech. she comes and visits often. she has talked about how tough love really pushed her son to his potential. you know she's so proud. >> there is the payoff. just about 8 minutes after the hour right now. 12
6:08 am
a virginia dad cycling his way home from california. how his ride will help kids with cancer stay connected to their classrooms. plus, just getting to work may be enough to make you sweat. metro stations overheating. when we need ac the most. when you'll finally feel the relief on your ride. sfluk. >> the trend will be your friend. another dag in the frying pan today. 95 degrees. that will be within a degree of the record for today's date. slightly cooler weather moves in and slightly higher rain
6:09 am
6:10 am
6:11 am
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 donald trump stand in our way.
6:12 am
good morning, everybody. tuesday off to a muggy start. just like yesterday, code orange. it means the very young, elderly and folks with heart and respiratory issues need to limit their time. the heat wave ends today. five-day forecast with cooler temperatures coming right up. >> i like that. sounds good to me. taking a look right now at a couple of issues on the beltway. inner loop between saint barnabas blocking two lanes. outer loop blocking one lane. unbelievable video here showing a new york city taxi in flames. take a look. this happened yesterday as temperatures soared past 90 degrees there.
6:13 am
two passengers were in that cab when smoke started rising from the hood. the driver pulled over and asked them to get out. wasn't long before flames started rising. firefighters were able to contain it in about an hour. no one was hurt. we do have more details, right, aaron, on the roof incident at uproar lounge restaurant in northwest d.c. well, we know now it's going to remain closed at least for now. firefighters say there were too many people on the roof when it started to give on sunday. the lounge's main building and adjoining building are closed until officials can determine they're safe to reoccupy. we've learned the building inspector has launched an investigation into the construction work that was underway on the building at the time of the incident. it's still at least four years away, but folks are talking about the district's first wegmans. it plans to open its first store in what is now the fan a
6:14 am
headquarters. they'll get the first look at the plans from a developer at an advisory commission meeting. at 7:30 at the second district police station. the plans include office space, retail and some housing. the redskins will be in ashburn for mandatory minicamp. we could learn big news about the team as well. 'skins sent an e-mail saying that they are announcing a personnel change this morning. however, it's not exactly clear what that change will be. if it is a big deal, we will tweet it out and post it in the nbc washington app. how far would you go to make a difference for kids with cans sner today a northern virginia dad is starting a cross-country adventure. >> as news 4's leon harris shows us, it all started when the disease touched someone he loved the most. >> aaron, angie, you talk about a case of major endurance, check this out. this father is biking from san diego to annapolis
6:15 am
his name is lynn forkes. starting off his cross-country adventure today and he's doing it to raise money for the nonprofit called hope camp. it connects kids to cancer from his kids and classmates. he got the idea when his son matt was battling leukemia. he's battling each day of the race to a child with cancer. many reach out with letters inspiring him all along the way. >> i'm trying to get to the finish line in annapolis, maryland. these kids are fighting their own mortality. they're fighting for their own survival. if there's ever time i need inspiration, i think of the children and how they need to overcome it. >> adding to this his son matt is joining his as a videographer and blogger. you can join him across 3,000 miles. search race across america. leon harris, news 4. >> i just love what h
6:16 am
as far as keeping his son connected to kids and this can be very isolating and very lonely. >> great idea. >> a lot of wide open stretches of america especially once you get out past the mississippi river. it gets real lonely. >> wishing him luck. biking idea, running around these parts -- >> he has to get through the deserts, too. he has hot days in front of him. local bikers and runners, take heed. another day with temperatures flirting with 100 degrees for a heat index. right now it is a very balmy 75. very light today. not much of a breeze to help keep things cooled off. very, very humid air in place yet again. 75 here in washington. still 77 by the bay in annapolis. 67 in gaithersburg. some of the cooler suburbs are back into the upper 60s this morning. that won't last long. everyone will be in the 80s by 9:00 or
6:17 am
close to 90 before lunchtime. 89 degrees so good day to go to the pool if you have the day off or maybe you have a pool in the backyard, go for a morning or afternoon swim. 93 at 2:00, 95 our high today. there will be at least a chance for a thunder shower or two this afternoon. nothing widespread. no severe weather expected. hot for sure. heat indexes getting close to 100 degrees again today. may want to reduce the mileage on the runs and the rides today. tonight forget the spf. high sun angles. i wouldn't recommend eating outside. that will lead to or leaves a chance for an isolated thunderstorm today. hit and miss variety mainly out in the shenandoah valley. not much of a rain threat in and around the city. today's high, 95 degrees. little cooler tomorrow as rain chances do start to ramp up a bit. better rain
6:18 am
near 90 tomorrow and low to mid 80s for thursday and friday. hot for the weekend as well. take a closer look at the weekend forecast and the beach forecast. that's all coming up. for now, let's go to melissa mollet. she has chopper 4 on something. >> good morning. chopper 4 at prince george's county. take a live look now inner loop between branch avenue and saint barn na bus road. pretty good delay building here this morning. this is because of a tractor-trailer that's broken down. we have just two left lanes getting by. you can see that delay there at the bottom of the beltway. not so pretty there this morning. another issue on the beltway, outer loop local lanes after route 1, disabled vehicle still blocking a lane. the tractor-trailer east on 7 east loudoun street. single lane getting by that crash there as we look at all of virginia here. 66 looks okay. 95 northbound near woodbridge, that's pretty
6:19 am
top of the beltway getting temperatures slow. 66 in bound, 95 north quantico to beltway just fine. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car. 6:19 right now. are you avoiding packing a lunch this morning? this next story might inspire you to bring it from home. a visa survey says the average american spends $22 a week buying lunch. if you redirected that $1,043 a year could end up in a nice chunk of change. that would end up being more than 88 grand in 30 years. example of the so-called latte factor which encourages people to cut back on those small purchases. teaching kids to be financially fit isn't easy in a world dominated by credit. we are working with you with some tips to teach them the value of
6:20 am
track. do you ever wish you could test out electronics at home before you take that payment plunge. a new program that's letting you try them out before you buy. and once you get that new tv be sure to turn on ellen to have a few laughs. it airs weekdays at 3:00 right here at
6:21 am
6:22 am
6:23 am
you're watching "news 4 today." good for them to do chores, then watch tv and play with their phones all day long. >> it gets so tiring sometimes but, you know, you get sort of used to it. >> well, this week we are talking about how to prepare your kids to be financially fit. talk about chores and allowances. it has gotten a lot of you talking about it on our social media pages. >> just like all of that is online, so are many of the ways we all spend the money. consumer reporter susan hogan has some tips on the best way to teach kids the value of a dollar. in our
6:24 am
and online banking, physical money really is becoming alien to our kids. there are four things you can do to counter this new reality and set our kids up for financial success. number one, teach them the power of earning. nothing comes for free, and your little ones can start earning this as young as preschool. give them small chores to complete for rewards. number two, provide a modest allowance. pay them in cash and help them set a budget. decide how much goes to charity, savings and spending. have them count it each time they earn more so they can see how each is growing. >> it will become practice. it will be instilled in them so later on they're practicing savings. they're practicing money management. >> number three, bring them back to reality. a couple of dollars here and there add up quickly for in app purchases so the next time they ask to spend a few bucks on a virtual treat, offer them a real one instead, like an ice cream cone so they can see the value.
6:25 am
number four, let kids experience credit starting at around age 8, let your children purchase things they want on credit through you. that way they can see how interest works and decide if it's really worth it. >> summer is here and that means our kids are working and bringing in their first paycheck. so what are the best ways to help them manage their money? we are working for you with that story tomorrow. all right. thanks to susan there. we heard from a lot of you about what you feel is an appropriate allowance. maria from ashburn says her kids get $20 every two weeks. they're responsible for cooking two dinners each and keeping the house clean. >> wow. colleen from d.c. also weighed in. she says that she pays her kid every week depending on just how old they are. for instance, her 7-year-old gets $7 in exchange for completing the chores. >> and then kathy says that her allowance -- her allowance means that she allows them to live in her home rather than paying
6:26 am
>> yeah. we talked about the phones and everything. some people said that's what pays for their phones, for them to have their phones, you know? >> different systems for different families. >> you've got to work for it. you can weigh in on the nbc washington facebook page. 6:26 right now. and they are the ultimate underdogs. tonight their chance to prove themselves. why soccer team that doesn't even practice is facing off against the pros. plus, deliberation day. jurors deciding the fate of comedian bill cosby. what we know about their first few hours behind closed doors. and we will check back in with chuck on this weather alert day. a pretty picture there, but the temperatures are already well into the 70s as we appach just ro6:
6:27 am
6:28 am
6:29 am
6:29. weather alert. temperatures climbing as you start your day and a warning over air quality that may make you rethink your time outdoors. >> get ready for some heat inside metro stations. i'm adam tuss and i'll tell you why metro riders
6:30 am
relief. plus, new shakeups in the russia investigation. why the president may be pulling the plug on the lead investigator. and it is primary day for virginia voters. what to know about the races and when you shouldn't cast your ballot. "news 4 today" starts now. it is 6:30 now. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie goff. eun yang is still on assignment. we do have coverage for you today from the primary polls to a look at your commute from melissa mollet. >> the forecast from chuck bell. >> another day with near record high temperatures and heat indexes up close to 100 degrees. like yesterday, poor air quality as well. there's the live picture. finding its way into northwest washington this morning. another steamer coming up. code orange air quality.
6:31 am
your time outside especially if you have any heart or r respiratory issues. no rain. it will take the edge off tomorrow. for today, it's a cooker. near 90 in the shenandoah valley. most of the suburbs, low 90s. another good night for baseball. you have to like it hot. the braves and the nats take it on at 7:05 tonight. the beach forecast in a few more minutes as well as your whole ten day which has fewer 90 degree days than you may suspect. now let us go over to melissa mollet in first four traffic. >> some delays on the inner loop of the beltway. chopper 4 over this problem right now. talking about slowdowns between branch avenue and saint barnabas road. disabled vehicle blocksed there. eastbound 7, east
6:32 am
still blocking a lane here. block being one day. 95 northbound your slow spot at woodbridge. travel times and more on the beltway. >> melissa, thank you. right now you might want to find some ways to stay cool if you have to use two busy metro stations on 9 red line. did you pond circle and faragate north. >> adam tuss following this story very closely. headed down into the dupont station and how metro will fix the problem and bring relief. hi, adam. little ride into it. dupont circle and furrow gate north. why is that? that's because the cooling system for these two red line stations have been broken for years. here's what you need to
6:33 am
offline right now. they are working on a temporary fix which is a temporary cooling tower on the streets. that won't be in place until the end of the month. so it's going to be some time before you see some relief. back here as we go down frart into the station. you can feel a little bit more of the heat coming from the station down here. 75, 76, it's warmer inside the two red line stations. be prepared for that if you are coming down here into the red line today. dupont circle faragate north will be hotter than outside. the cooling system will be in place hopefully by the end of this month. give yourself some patience and try to stay cool. back to you. >> adam tuss live for us. thank you. 6:33. here's a look at some of the morning's top stories. polls open in the pry rare ri race for virginia's governor.
6:34 am
4's justin finch is live. >> the popular national museum of history and culture will open on time this morning. this comes a day after the museum was temporarily evacuated because of a suspicious item. attorney general jeff sessions is getting ready to face some tough questions from lawmakers today. he's set to testify before the senate intelligence committee in their russia investigation. it's the same committee that former fbi director james comey testified before last week. and that is one of the stories the white house will have to deal with today. the other centers on a rumor that president trump is thinking about firing the special counsel in the russia investigation. >> and news 4's molette green is in the newsroom now joining us with more details. molette? >> reporter: angie, aaron, this rumor could play a role in that hearing with attorney general jeff sessions today. it gained traction after a supporter of the president's told pb
6:35 am
considering firing special counsel robert mueller. it led to the top democrat on the house intelligence committee to this tweet, quote, if the president fired bob mueller, congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint bob mueller. don't waste our time. under the independent counsel statute, the president cannot fire mueller, only the attorney general. the deputy attorney general since jeff sessions recused himself. all right. so look for updates on this and a lot more about this in a few on the "today" show. back to you. >> molette, thank you. 6:35 now. neighbors called her the best mo momp. this morning they are planning a fund-raiser for sabrina titus. officers say 53-year-old ralph titus stabbed her at her home on sunday and shot himself a few blocks away in his own
6:36 am
the ee strained couple had 8-year-old dot toers. they were not hurt. >> terrifying moments in a hotel in northern virginia. few answers this morning about what led to the chaotic scene. a woman walked into the lobby of the quality inn covered in blood yesterday. she told police a man in her room shot her and then after a couple hours of trying to talk with that man police forced entry into the room and found him shot but still alive. now police say it does look like the man may have shot himself. investigators say that both victims checked into that hotel together and they were traveling from new york. bill cosby's future in the hands of a jury. new details about the deliberations as jurors begin their second day behind closed doors. plus, it's the ultimate david versus gee loi r lie@. they meet at a liquor store while their opponents play in a stadium. why a local soccer team is getting a chance to take on the
6:37 am
next couple of days. near record high temperatures today. rain chances start going up tomorrow leaving the cooler weather by later on in the week. could be a stormy start to the weekend though. i have your beach weather in a few mor minutes and the ten deay 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. 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.
6:38 am
igher risk for depression. i'm 26% more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat. i have a 65% higher chance of developing diabetes. no matter who we are, these diseases can be managed or prevented when caught early on. because with better research, the right medicine, and with doctors who help keep me healthy to begin with, we will thrive. ♪
6:39 am
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 donald trump stand in our way.
6:40 am
breaking news on the beltway right now. we have a three-mile backup. chopper 4 over this problem inner loop between branch avenue and saint barnabas road. still very slow through this area because of a disabled tractor-trailer here this morning. going to be quite slow for you this morning if you are headed that way. good morning, chuck bell. >> good morning, melissa. one of the best ways to stay cool is start thinking about going to the beach. we are in weather alert mode for a 95 degree day. beach weather friday, saturday, sunday. way cooler than that. 70s down at ocean city in rehoboth. low 80s over the course of the weekend. rain c
6:41 am
better than a good day at work. ten day forecast still coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, chuck. they are really good at playing soccer. >> but are they as good as d.c. united? tonight we are going to find out if a group of amateur players sponsored by a liquor store can run against the pros. the name of the liquor store is christos. they're taking on the team tonight. both pro teams and amateurs can compete. christos is the only amateur team left. >> did anyone pick you to win be a game against -- nobody does. >> never. >> never. >> is it because you don't practice? >> i think that has a lot to do with it. >> brotherhood. you know? it's like we fight for each other and drink together. that's all there is to it. >> i wonder if that's where they have their team meetings. >> christos has alreadyul
6:42 am
toment -- tournament. 2017 mvp kevin ndur rant. >> mva mvp straight from prince george's county. the shout out he had for his hometown fans and the message to his mom that's going viral. plus, try before you buy. ever wish you could test out electronics in your home before you really commit? which store is letting you do just that? >> reporter: it is primary day here in
6:43 am
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 donald trump stand in our way. so, when it's your turnt to do the shopping and you need to get... raspberries for john...
6:44 am
bananas for mom...wait, what's a jicama? and at these prices, i can make it all happen. take a fresh look at giant's produce prices. creating jobs foreaner, reliour veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build and upgrade our electric and natural gas infrastructure... creating jobs now and for the future. across virginia, we're building an economy that works for everyone and dominion energy is helping power the companies that power our economy.
6:45 am
right now on "news 4 today," time to vote. virginia is heading to the polls for its primary, and today's decision will have a national impact this fall. >> very frustrated that this continues to happen. >> moreru
6:46 am
museum. an african-american history area evacuated. everybody in d.c. county maryland. everybody in d.c. virginia. >> hometown shoutout from the nba's mvp. how kevin durant dominated to lead the warriors to a championship win. news 4 begins now with storm team 4. it is 6:46 and in case you're just joining us, it is a weather alert day again. temperatures already well into the 70s for many of us waking up this morning. >> pack some extra water for the kiddos and yourself before you leave. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is back in minutes with details on when we will finally feel some relief. and it is a big day in virginia politics as justin mentioned in the spotlight. the race for governor. it's a race that
6:47 am
spotlight. >> here's a look at the candidates running on both sides. news 4's justin finch is live for us this morning in alexandria. >> we know, aaron, he's been talking with some voters this morning and has a look at what you need to know before you get ready to head out and hit the polls. what are they saying, justin? >> reporter: hey, there, aaron, angie. as you said, they are excited here about this election here knowing that the nation is watching what happens here. here at the alexandria fire house we have seen voters come and go throughout the morning. all here to cast their ballots. this is democratic gubernatorial candidate tom pariello. he left here a few moments ago saying he is feeling confident as we head into this election day. he said he really is counting on his diverse obama era coalition of voters to help him hopefully cross the finish line here, he said. he is among several candidates that voters will find on their ballots as
6:48 am
them this morning. for you voters, know this that the polls will close at 7:00 this evening. that means if you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you have beat the cutoff here. you will still be allowed to vote if you are in line by 7:00 p.m. of course, you will need your valid form of photo i.d. that can be your passport, state i.d. or your driver's license. if you do not have a valid photo i.d. you will fill out a provisional ballot and you will have until friday to get your ballot counted there. you go in, you can choose a democratic or republican ballot but you can't choose both. they're feeling extra excitement here knowing that so many eyes are on this primary. take a listen. >> what happens today in this is really going to give sort of an indication of how things are going to go in 2018 so i think that's where a lot of the attention is going. >> reporter: we're also seeing lots of young voters this morning. that was surprising to those two
6:49 am
again, to bear in mind that a lot of polling places are schools so do not park in those bus lanes and be mindful of their pickup and dropoff procedures as you head in to vote today. back in to you. >> a lot to keep in mind. justin finch for us breaking it all down. thank you. and on a national level, there is one big story on capitol hill today. attorney general jeff sessions testifying before a senate committee in under 8 hours from now. his testimony will focus on the russia investigation, which means he could face a tough grilling from lawmakers on his contacts with russians during the campaign and his role in the firing of fbi director james comey. you can watch sessions' testimony here on nbc 4. that starts at 2:30 this afternoon. you can also watch it live in the nbc washington app. 6:49 now. this morning a jury is deciding whether bill cosby is guilty of sexual assault. it's going to be back in the courtroom after hours of deliberation. matt
6:50 am
philadelphia sister station explains what's happening today. >> reporter: the jury did not come back with a verdict last night but they did come back with a question. they had a question from bill cosby's deposition from ten years ago. they wanted to get more confirmation on what he called pills, pills that were his friend. the jury discussed the case until a little before 10:00 weighing the charges of aggravated indecent sexual assault. the day started with the defense making its case in just six minutes calling one witness to the stand. by comparison, prosecutors took a week to lay out their case against the comedian. the district attorney hammered home that cosby's accuser was a victim of cosby while they focus on constant's statements branding them as inconsistent and unreliable. he did not take the stand in his own defense. the jury is due back here at the
6:51 am
deliberations at 9:00 a.m. in norris town, pennsylvania, i'm matt delusion shcia, breaki. someone killed a man in southeast washington. this morning we're working to learn why. d.c. police say that the man was shot on parkland place southeast last night. they have not arrested anyone so far. they did not tell us the victim's name. the national museum of african-american history and culture will open on time this morning after a security scare. the museum was closed to visitors for about an hour last night. u.s. park police got the call about a suspicious item on the second floor. with help from d.c. police, officers figured out there was no threat but they are not saying what the suspicious item was. recently nooses were found inside this museum and outside the smithsonian's museum. they don't believe the museum is being targeted. the warriors are nba
6:52 am
>> smiles all around for the golden state warriors. they beat the cleveland cavaliers last night in game five of the nba finals. it's the warriors' second win in three years. >> but a first for prince george's county native, kevin durant. he took home the finals mvp in last night's ceremony and shared a special moment on the stage with his mvp, his mom, wanda. >> we did it. i told you when i was 8 years old, we did it. >> let's go. >> yeah. >> well, you might remember kevin gave his mother the nickname the real mvp back during his tearful 2014 league mvp speech. now taco bell also getting in on the celebration as well. they're fwifg away a free taco between 2:00 and 6:00 this evening because the warriors won that game on the road. it's part of their steal a game steal a taco campaign. taco. >> there you go. >> love all around, right? >>
6:53 am
traffic. >> breaking news again in prince george's county. take a look at the bottom of the beltway. talking about the inner loop here. three mile backup between branch avenue and saint barnabas road. tractor-trailer blocking one lane. right now i just sent the chopper to 95 at the beltway in maryland. we're going to take a look at that. sounds like a multi-car crash. we'll see that at the end of the show. eastbound 7. east loudon street. 66 looks pretty normal heading into town and out of there. same thing on 95. prince george's county, the rest of it below that issue there on the beltway. in bound indian head highway is slow. pretty normal, 270 not bad. everything else here looking okay. thinking there's a problem. 270 travel times no problems. top of the beltway looking ver
6:54 am
typical outer loop and inner loop. 66 in bound, 95 north. same situation. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop m your car today. hi, chuck. >> very muggy start to the day. sun came up at 5:42 this morning. our earliest sunrises of the year started yesterday, go all the way through today and into the early parts of next week. these long daze of summertime, we get 14:52 of daylight today. we're essentially there already. it is a muggy start. 76 washington, 72 fairfax, 67 montgomery county, 71 in prince george's right now. planning out your day today, very muggy here early on. temperatures will be near 90 degrees by noontime. we'll spend most of the afternoon in the low to mid 90s. there is an outside chance of a thunderstorm or two. hometown
6:55 am
90 in manassas. the other issue is poor air quality. code orange today. the young, elderly and those with heart and respiratory ailments need to be careful and limit their outside time today. the heat pump is on. the humidity pump is on, too. as a result there will be a chance, anyway, of an isolated shower or two. slightly better chance for an isolated shower in the shenandoah valley. there's your ten day forecast. 95 today. will be within one of a record. have your nbc washington app downloaded and ready to go. the next couple of days, you may need it for the interactive radar feature. good morning, i'm landon dowdy at cnbc headquarters. best buy has a new weapon against amazon. the retailer will start advertising try before you buy rentals on its website this
6:56 am
equipment and fitness trackers. they can tryout an apple watch for a week for 50 bucks. if you end up buying the watch you can have a 20% discount. with your cnbc business report, i'm landon dowdy. thank you. 6:56 this morning. here are six things to know this morning. attorney general jeff sessions will testify before the senate intelligence committee this morning. he's expected to be asked about his contact with russians and firing of james comey. you can watch it live on nbc 4 and the nbc washington app at 2:30. >> a jury is going back to court this morning to decide bill cosby's fate. cosby is on trial for sexual assault in pennsylvania. he denies the allegation. watch the nbc washington app for a breaking news alert when a verdict comes down. the national museum of african-american history and culture will open on time this morning. police had to evacuate the building because of a suspicious item but nothing was
6:57 am
>> the polls are open in the primary race for virginia's governor. northern virginia bureau chiefs will be covering the races up until the last vote is cast in decision 2017. chopper 4 over the new problem 95 southbound at the beltway seeing some slowdowns there. just a warning if you're headed out any time soon. >> thank you. that is the broadcast this morning. thanks for waking up with us. >> another update in 25 minutes but the "
6:58 am
6:59 am
7:00 am
good morning. in the hot seat. attorney general jeff sessions set to testify on capitol hill today, about his russian contacts during the presidential campaign. as a friend of president trump causes a stir, saying the president is considering firing the special counsel leading the russia investigation. how the white house and lawmakers are responding to that this morning. verdict watch. bill cosby's fate now in the hands of the jury. will he be vindicated? or will he spend the rest of his life behind bars? a decision coming any minute. we're live at the courthouse. dangerously close. >> oh, no. >> oh, no. >> a destructive tornadoes


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on