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or the passengers. so what happened next was the train was stopped at that spot, hours later, passengers and crew set to be off loaded to a union station bound train. looking northeast, crews are still on scene at that mobile gas station off florida avenue northeast. that's a staging area for investigators. it does include metropolitan police. we have word from d.c. fire and emergency services that one railroad worker was taken to the hospital for injuries, they're not disclosed at this time. justin finch, news4. back to you. >> thank you for that. let's check in with the live desk and angie goff. >> i have been on a train with a situation like this, and you're stuck there for hours and stranded, there's no place to go. one place people go is
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vent frustration and to try to get answers. we have seen social media flooded with passengers expressing their concerns and questions. they have been tweeting about it. these two sum up the one feeling and motion of frustration. most were asking amtrak what is going on. others say they had plenty of information. but one of the tweets did read a little on honesty would get sympathy for the dead, let people make alternate plans. so cruel. continue to monitor what people are saying and being told by social media and give you the latest. >> thank you. >> team coverage extends to team washington. get the latest on the home page, watch a news4 i-team investigation, detailing the number of people killed by trains
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it is 4:32. here's a look at other top stories this morning. new information about the suspect in the murder of a muslim teenager in sterling last week. "the washington post" reports that car win martinez torrez was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in days before the murder. that woman told investigators she did not want to press charges, she feared he was an ms-13 gang member. he is charged with abducting and killing her. police need help identifying the man in a dark shirt. a person of interest in a child sex abuse incident. happened at north carolina avenue south ease monday. if you know who this person is, you're asked to contact police. now to allegations of grade tampering at prince george's schools. they voted for external review of the school system. the board will hire an independent investo
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that person will report to the state superintendent of schools. whistleblowers say over three years teachers changed grades to boost graduation rates. >> one teacher who spoke exclusively with news4 said investigators won't find a paper trail to change grades. only see this on news4. the school system denies any organized effort to boost graduation rates with grades students didn't earn and teachers we spoke with say instead of written orders, teachers used pressure and innuendo to get kids over the line. she asked we not identify her. >> if you don't change the grade, don't give the work, your principal has the authority to do what's called administrative override and can change the grade for you. >> teachers union says it is impossible to change grades once published. the superintendent
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investigation. new video this morning of armed robbery suspects who hit in broad daylight. take a look. video was taken in the metro pcs store on georgia avenue monday afternoon. you can see the suspect walking staff and customers to a back room. he took valuables from everyone before taking store merchandise and leaving. also learned this store was hit three times in the past two years. police have identified the man killed in a massive apartment fire in northwest. edwin romero's body was found sunday. 11 others hurt, including 5 firefighters. more than 200 residents that live there now have to find another place to live. the cause of that fire is still under investigation. 4:34. nearly five years since free-lance journalist and georgia town mall student austin pieks disappeared, he is held captive in
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the museum, you've seen this that calls attention to the story. it is part of a social media campaign urging lawmakers to do whatever they can to secure his release. coming up on "today," matt lauer will have an exclusive interview with his parents and their efforts to bring him home. i'm angie goff at the live desk. we're following the latest on a highly dangerous strain of ransomware. this is a virus that hit radiation monitoring at the power plant, force tg to manually operate. this is the site of the worst nuclear accident. we also know here state side two hospitals in pennsylvania were hit. people reporting surgeries cancelled because of a computer problem. pharmaceutical maker merck and a shipping company. you can protect your computer by
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more on how to protect yourself in our nbc washington app. >> thank you. did you see him on "america's got talent?" that's dancing deputy. >> oh no. >> you remember this guy from in our own backyard. >> i think simon gave him an f. he is a stafford county sheriff's deputy, there was a viewing party for the show. he watched his debut as sheriff's headquarters with supportive colleagues. news4 talked to him about the inspiration behind the dance moves. >> i watched videos, some of my favorite artists, most know beyonce is my favorite artist. >> yeah, he has the moves. he did not vance to the next round. he says he has no regrets. now everyone knows him, he is a dancing sheriff. >> a lot of
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you get to see the uniform having a good time there. nice to have fun every now and then. >> you know how hard it is to dance on stage and in full uniform? 4:37. another check of weather and traffic. >> get to melissa with a look of the roads before we talk to chuck and sheena. >> breaking news, got an update from amtrak in the past couple minutes. here's what they're telling us about this suspension. trains cannot operate between d.c. and philadelphia. obviously a big problem for a lot of people this morning. we'll keep you updated on this here and on twitter. good morning, chuck and sheena. >> good morning. nice and cool outside. oh man. if you had to come into work with windows open today. >> you did have to come with windows open. you have to drive around with ow
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lunch. basically be outside today. it is absolutely gorgeous out there, even now. it is cool this morning. neighborhood temperatures, potomac, 54 degrees. centerville, 52. in the district, 55 degrees. 57 in upper marlboro. mountain vernon, 58 degrees. la plata, 51. this morning, 7:00 a.m., 66, crisp and cool. by 8:00 a.m., 70 degrees. 9:00 a.m. just perfect to start the day. before you leave, there are four things you need to know. good morning, chuck. >> good morning. there's a lot of change to the weather pattern the next couple days, summertime, genuine summer weather moves in. over prince george's county, the capital wheel. a great looking day. zero to worry about. low humidity. tomorrow, getting hot. some spots in the upper 80s, might be back
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tomorrow. hot and humid friday. and storm chances on saturday. i'll give you the ten day forecast coming up in a little over ten minutes from now. 4:39. if you're just joining us, following breaking news in the district. two people dead after an accident involving an amtrak train outside union station. you're looking live at the scene. it appears those people were on the tracks at the time of the crash, unclear why. we have several crews working to get updates from the scene. we will bring you more as soon as we get it. massive security hall under way after race allegations at a local school. what students can expect to see when they return in fall. and a vote on health care bill gets tabled. the latest republican to co
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welcome back. 4:42. here's a look at four things to know to get your morning started. sacramento sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of shooting a transit deputy in the face. the incident happened at a light rail station yesterday after two men had an argument. the suspect was taken into custody after a s.w.a.t. team searched room by room for him at a motel where he was hiding. the deputy is in stable condition. today, the suspected terrorist charged with attacking a michigan airport worker will be in court. prosecutors say the 49-year-old canadian man was arrested last week in flint after stabbing an
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god is great in arabic. the officer is out of the hospital and expected to be okay. goodwin wildfire is torching parts of arizona. last check, it is at 18,000 acres. this is video of the fire from overnight. fire crews say winds are creating unsafe conditions. folks hoping things are back to normal after train derailment in manhattan. more than two dozen riders hurt in that incident yesterday. somehow the brakes on the a train went into emergency mode causing two of eight cars to derail. most injuries from smoke inhalation. breaking news now on the tracks in d.c. take a live look outside union station. amtrak tells us they're suspending service from d.c. to philadelphia. we have an update after the break. and key piece of evidence in
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murder case of sisters missing. what vanished and how it could impact the case. stay with us. ♪
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we are staying on top of breaking news from amtrak in d.c. >> we are told two people died after being hit by a train late last night. let's get to angie goff at the live desk for the latest. >> for more on the breaking story. amtrak releasing a statement saying another service alert, more cancellations for this morning, that's coming up soon. because of temporary track closures. d.c. and philly, that service now suspended. train 175 from boston and n
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whileion, they confirmed, no crew members of more than 100 on board were hurt. two were struck and killed. the investigation continues and they're working with d.c. police on the incident. we will bring you more as you get it. angie goff at the live desk. that amtrak train remains after striking and killing two people. i am justin finch, live with the latest on the investigation out of the northeast. and before you walk outside, we're looking at cooler temperatures. talking about 50s and mid to low 60s, feeling very comfortable now. coming up, we take a look at how nice the afternoon will be ahead of weekend heat and humidity, even thunderstorms straight ahead. we want to take you live to capitol hill where a vote on the senate rli
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plan is on hold. >> thiseral republican senators came out against that bill. news4 tracy potts is live on capitol hill. will there be a vote after july 4 recess, if so, will senate leaders get the vote they need? >> reporter: we have nine republicans said they wouldn't support this. after the recess we could see a vote. this for now is a delay, republicans insist they'll continue to work within their party to try to bring both sides to the middle. what's the compromise. is there a compromise that's moderate and conservative. conservatives are concerned this is obamacare light. it is not going close to far enough to rolling back the affordable care act. moderates don't like deep cuts in medicaid, don't like the fact that planned parenthood is defunded. that was part of the sit down at the white house to hash all that
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within the republican party there's middle ground. >> we have seen democrats step up their protests over the bill. is this delay seen as a win for them? >> reporter: seen as an advantage. we saw celebrations on capitol hill when the vote was cancelled. but it is seen as an opportunity. now republican lawmakers are headed home where they can face intense pressure from constituents. town hall meetings, if they're willing to have them, demonstrations at their offices. they're trying to push that ground swell of support to try to get people, democrats and especially republicans, to rethink supporting anything close to this bill. >> tracy potts, live on capitol hill, thank you. 4:49. also on capitol hill. congress beefing up security weeks after the shooting attack in
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including house majority whip steve scalise earlier this month. the house is adding $25,000 to the office budget of all 435 members. money would be used to bolster office security or personal security when they're outside the capitol building. security upgrades to montgomery county high school will be costly. board of education voted yesterday in favor of spending at least $1.5 million on these changes. upgrades include addition of security gates at some buildings and door locks at others. also security vest tib uls to protect trespassers or attackers. only three newly renovated high schools will be untouched. these upgrades were triggered by a rape accusation at a high school that captured the nation's attenti
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year. the criminal case since dropped. district officials tell news4 they will undertake security review of montgomery county middle and elementary schools as well. an update to a story we broke yesterday on news4 today. the man that died in a bad crash in district heights had just stolen that car from a couple in upper marlboro. prince georgia police followed the car and chased it briefly. officers lost sight of the car when derrick foster turned off his lights and sped away. the car crashed into two utility poles and caught fire on silver hill road. police pulled foster out of the burning car but he was pronounced dead at the scene. police also found a gun in the car. new details in the lyon sisters case. a piece of evidence in the case is missing. news partners learned bedford county virginia sheriff's office lost a tooth. that
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lloyd welch with the murders. it was found in a remote area of virginia where police believe he burned the sisters' bodies. they disappeared before it could be tested. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. police looking for the vandal that targeted a cemetery. they knocked over several headstones. police say the suspect entered through the unlocked gate and knocked over 24 headstones. church leaders estimate damage around $12,000. generations of families have been buried at the sem degree since the 1700s, including soldiers from revolutionary and civil war. the fight to save one of the last pieces of a church cemetery in bethesda continues.
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members want them to establish and maintain inventory of burial sites in the county. church members hope this will preserve burial ground they say is under a parking lot. a deadly amtrak accident involving two people. >> melissa learning about road closures. >> we have some road closures the past couple minutes. inbound new york avenue at kendall northeast, because of this blocking a lane. because of this we have this temporary service suspension. again, aaron, you tweeted about this. trains are not operating between d.c. and philadelphia for the morning commute. we have cancellations on the northeast corridor. effecting marc. south down camden lines. if headed northbound, you have to start at one of those stations. green or orange
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of those. as far as the rest of the roadways, everything there is okay. >> thank you, melissa. 4:54. >> i felt a touch of chill in the air. i wish i brought my jacket. >> don't need it. but you're right. nice and cool. >> this up and down thing with the windows, couldn't decide up or down. >> down. >> it will be up the next two and a half, three months. soak it in, enjoy it. low humidity in place for another 36 hours or so before we go back to a typical summer like weather. clear skies over washington here on a beautiful wednesday morning. there are 40s on the map in parts of shenandoah valley. little northwest breeze pushed the humidity out. eventually winds come back around to the southwest. that will bring heat back
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tomorrow. and humidity back getting towards friday and the weekend. zero percent chance for rain today. 63 degrees. that's at national airport, one of the typical warm spots. keep in mind, national airport hasn't been below 60 degrees between june 15th and september 15th in more than five years. this is very unusually cool even for national. 51 at dulles. 48 in winchester. annapolis by the way, down to 61 degrees this morning. time for some splishing and splashing at the pools today. mid 70s at 11:00. low 80s during the afternoon. all sunshine all the time. perfect weather for nats and cubbies tonight. split the series one game a piece. hope we go two in a row, take the series from the cubs tonight. by tomorrow, still comfortable. nowhere near as cool tomorrow. wake up upper 50s, low 60s. tomorrow afternoon, back into
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abundance of heat and humidity going through the weekend and into fourth of july holiday. best chance for storms looks like saturday afternoon and saturday night. so far dry for the 4th. 4:56. we continue to follow breaking news after a deadly amtrak accident just outside union station. in the past 30 minutes, we learned service is suspended d.c. to philadelphia. >> we have several crews working this story for you, they'll ating an upd
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loudon sheriff looking for a man in this video. a woman saw him try to take video of her at target in sterling. she confronted him, he ran away. if you know who he is, contact the sheriff's office. firefighters there are preparing response for potential threats. >> firefighters shall learning to respond to anything that happens once the line is in plains and trains
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a story only on news4. >> you'll be able to climb on it, there's no steps on it. this is meant to be the one you see if driving. >> the fire department worked with metro several years to set up the metro simulator. breaking news still unfolding after an amtrak train outside union station hit and killed two people. it is 5:00 a.m. >> we want to show you where this happened. take a look at the map. you will see the scene, 1200 block of new york avenue northeast. for anyone familiar with the area around union station this is near a bus depot and mobile gas station. >> this all happened after 11:30

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