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hour. this is in mexico city. some parents say that they have received text messages from their children who remain trapped. crews have been able to get through the rubble and rescue some people so there is still some hope out there. other problems in mexico, we're seeing massive power outages and a lot of people who are just hurt, injured, need to be treated. what might be making this all terrible is just weeks ago an 8.1 earthquake hit in mexico. they're still reeling from that. two natural disasters close together. eun? >> that is tough. angie, thank you so much. i know you're monitoring the situation. we'll check back in with you. this earthquake hit 32 years ago to the day after a 1985 quake that killed 10,000 people. 3,000 buildings were destroyed in mexico city leaving thousands of people homeless. that earthquake was a magnitude 8.1. the after shock caused gas mains to break causing fires and explosions throughout
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developing this morning, an urgent plea from prince gorges county police to lock your doors and windows especially at night. we told you about this case this past saturday. a college park woman was sexually assaulted by an intruder around 3:30 in the morning. this happened on gilford road two miles from the university of maryland. the man entered through an unlocked window. there are two other cases police are looking into right now. all three happened on the same street in college park between 1:00 and 3:30 in the morning. if you smell gasoline when you're driving through alexandria this morning, the fire department says not to worry. yesterday workers had to clean up a fuel leak at a gas station on king street near 395. they had to shut down the block. the alexandria fire department says that smell will linger for a bit, but it is not dangerous. now we turn to decision 2017 and a pivotal debate in the virginia governor's race. the two major party
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lieutenant governor northam and ed gillespie shared the stage last night. overall it was mostly a cordial debate as you might expect with northam and gillespie agreeing on issues. these candidates sparred on taxes and on sanctuary cities. they answered questions about whether the state's confederate stat use should be taken down or left alone. that came from virginia voters who had violence in charlottesville. >> when you are on the side of preserving the evil institution of slavery, you're on the wrong side of history. our history is our history and i believe we need to educate and teach about it. i would think the stat use would be better placed in museums with certainly historical context, but i am leaving that up to the localities. >> now the
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asked about metro funding. northam and gillespie agreed the transit agency is in northern virginia. neither would commit on how to meet the challenge. the direct question with that, maryland's governor says he'll put up $500 million. neither will say they will do it. they want metra to come up with changes. how do you do that if the money isn't there? >> do you think they did enough to differentiate themselves and show their policy? >> there were some similarities in the things they want to do. they were able to distinguish themselves when it comes to taxes. ed gillespie wants a 10% across the board tax cut and ed northam saying that's not the thing. we'll see the polls move apart. today we're going to find out whether work will start on the georgetown branch
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closed in anticipation of purple line construction that hasn't even started yet, but now that could change. a judge declined to issue an immediate ruling on a request from purple lino pope nents to halt construction on the trail. that means construction could start as early as today. this is what all of us are used to seeing on i-66 and quite frankly get tired of. cars -- >> there's never a time on 66 where i don't see traffic like this. >> it can be rough pretty much any time. cars bumper to bumper. today governor terry mccull live will announce new bus routes. it won't be easy to convince folks to ditch their cars we know. also, new toll lanes are on the horizon for i-66 too. a story you first saw on news 4 is being investigated by the d.c. council. adam tuss first reported that the
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$1 million in ticket revenue, a single camera. so now the council's asking ddot to review all speed camera locations to see if there are more so-called speed traps. the top offender is the camera on k street which runs under washington circle northwest. in 2016 it generated more than $11 million in these automated speeding tickets. aaa says some of the most lucrative cameras are nowhere near schools or residential areas. that's why people who oppose them say it is a money making machine. >> they're at the bottom of hills. >> always. >> unless you ride your brake you're going to speed up or the top of hills you have to accelerate to get to the top of the hills. that's why you get the term speed trap. council member is asking ddot to review speed limits and signage to make sure it is fair. >> i do slow down when i see one, that's for sure. >> which is the point, i guess.
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it's 4:36. let's get another check on your weather and traffic right now. >> another look at your hump day drive with wtop's dave dildine. sheena, last few days of summer here, what's that going to feel like? >> well, here's the thing. technically we have the last few days of summer coming up, but it's going to keep feeling like summer. regardless of the fact that sfal is starting friday, it will feel like that locally. hear's the look at hurricane maria. tracking this as a category 5. closing in on puerto rico. it is about to make landfall in puerto rico right now with 106-mile-an-hour sustained winds. we'll look at the upcoming track to see where it's heading after that. 71 currently as you're about to step outside. we'll be dry this morning. feeling like summer this afternoon. that forecast coming up. checking the roads on this hump day as aaron said. we have to get over
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this morning. good morning, dave. >> hard to believe another cat 5 is making landfall. should be busy near 197. a lot of commotion earlier this morning with a dump truck crash in that work zone close to freeway airport. all is clear. should have nothing else open. very latest. back to you. >> dave, thank you. we'll check back in a bit. the lincoln memorial defaced by something with lincoln's face on it. the permanent damage done to one of our nation's landmarks and how much time the accused vandal could face in prison. an area teen never returned home from school. now local police are searching the modern day technology they credit for his safe return. and new details about .oys"r"us filing for bankruptcy
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you're watching "news 4 today." ah, the stars and stripes forever, folks. look back on this day as we take a look at old glory there. "the star spangled banner" was published as a song on this day. you might know that it was originally written by francis scott key as a poem as he watched the british try to come into baltimore. >> it's one of those things every time i hear it whether it's an event, indoors, sporting event, it still moves me no matter -- sometimes, y
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even people who can't sing at the park still sing. it's a meaningful song. >> it is. 4:41 is our time. it's probably the most well known memorial in washington, and it's turning it into a target. >> another person is facing charges for defacing the lincoln memorial. police say he carved his name into the stone. they charged nerselet bakaraf have felony. barkov is a student from kiergestan. they're sick of people doing this. >> symbol of the lack of respect for history. >> it's not their property and they should be behind bars for this. >> last month someone vandalized the lincoln memorial with red spray paint. in 2013 someone splashed g
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all of this costs thousands of dollars to repair. the paint they can take off. >> apparently in some cases. >> he was carving into the memorial with a coin. >> a penny. >> if you can't repair it, that's permanent damage. >> right. >> that's what becomes very problematic. >> people agreed, this is the throw the book at him case. >> leave the memorials alone. a search for a missing virginia teen is over thanks to some high tech technology. the stafford county sheriff's office says it used a drone with thermal imaging to find a teen on monday. deputies say the 18-year-old mountain view high school student went missing after school. he was found at 9:30 last night. >> they found his cell phone and backpack at the school which added to the pressure to find him. 4:42. another time for a check on your weather. going to be a nice, warm day, she be na. >> it's going to be a nice, warm
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fall starts on friday, but it's not going to be feeling like fall so if you like fall weather, not going to get it yet. nicei'm a lawyer, and i have clients, and i am proud to do what i do on behalf of my clients. narrator: the clients john adams and his team are so proud to work for? banks accused of money laundering. big corporations accused of defrauding taxpayers. and mortgage lenders
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good wednesday morning. we're talking about mild start here, but we are watching hurricane maria. it is about to make landfall in puerto rico as a category 5. coming up in just a bit, we'll talk more about what we can expect after it leaves puerto rico, where it's heading and your local forecast. it will be feeling like summer around here for a while. that's straight ahead. and he's accused of setting a pregnant woman on fire. that's not all. the threats one man allegedly made just days before. i will be able to walk again. i am going to walk again. >> and an inspiring story about never giving up. the woman who vowed to walk ag a
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a dump truck. that should be inspiring story for sure. she sounds very determined. president trump has another packed day of meetings in new york city. >> this comes after his speech to the united nations general assembly yesterday. he took aim at north korea and iran. news 4's tracie potts. how are people reacting? >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan on the hill calls it a great message saying now is the time for american leadership. others wondering whether what the president said could be pushing the u.s. closer to north korea. he made a direct threat saying the u.s. has been patient. if kim jong-un doesn't back off the u.s. will, as he put it, totally destroy north korea. he repeated that rocket man comment again saying that un is on a suicide mission. the president stressing sovereignty.
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times in that speech. >> tracie, what about health care? senate republicans trying to get support on a new bill trying to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> reporter: it's not looking good. lamar alexander, republican, and patty murray, a democrat, were trying to work together on a bill that would just stabilize the obamacare markets, just get that much done by the end of the month. now they've given up. they said they were making progress, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. the other big one out there is to repeal obamacare is the graham casady bill. there are still some republicans that have differences with that. they're trying to push it but not everyone is on board. in fact, ten governors have written to the senate saying that they preferred the marketplace correction. in other words, dealing with the situation as it is right now to the graham casady bill. it's not clear that any of these will pass by the end of the
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30th they'll need 60, not 50 votes to get it done. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us. thank you. 4:48 now. the woman who breached security at the white house at least five times is now free. a judge released her saying she's served enough time already. she has been locked up or had been locked up since the 4th of july when she tried to jump the white house fence. there are new developments surrounding the death of seth bridge, the democratic national committee staffer was shot and killed last year. "usa today" reports fox news is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a long time commentator. they claim the network embellished a story about rich. his death has been the subject of several conspiracy theories. new information on the violentel
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pregnant maryland woman and the boyfriend who is accused of setting her on fire. the 30-year-old woman filed two protective orders against laquan phillips. in one she said he sent her threatening text messages. phillip is now charged with attempted murder for setting her on fire earlier this month. she is still in critical condition. arlington county police say they found a credit card skimming device at a busy gas station monday afternoon. the device was at the exxon station at old dominion drive and military road. police say you can protect your money by using a credit card or paying inside the next time you fill up. it may cost more to register your car and get a new driver's license. they're facing a more than $16 million operational short. the dmv commissioner laid out several options
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making up some of that money. one option is to raise prices on vehicle titles, registration and driver's licenses. another option is to allow the agency keep more of the money it already collects. >> i like option b. >> you don't want to spend anymore money on that. it all adds up, too. it would be hard for anyone not to give up after finding out they would never walk again. it can be upsetting and debilitating. that was bianca butler's reality. >> after nearly a dozen surgeries she is finally out of bed and getting around in a wheelchair and she is determined to keep going. >> i will be able to walk again. i am going to walk again. >> now this truck did some serious damage when it rolled over her legs on 33rd street northeast here in d.c. doctors at med star rehabilitation hospital say that bianca will have to undergo more surgeries. she explained her injuries to our pat
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because of him on this right leg and my left leg, my foot was dangling, dangling apart. >> and to make this so much more unbelievable, she was actually conscious during the entire ordeal. the driver of that truck has been cited by police for failure to yield to a pedestrian. >> just that she survived that and that she is now willing to fight and move forward is incredible on its own. >> attitude makes such a difference. >> it really does. >> there's a medical connection between how you approach it and how -- >> mentally i feel like if you're in a mental state of mind you can really get through a lot of stuff. >> wish her the best for sure. >> yeah. >> we've got a little more heat coming our way for a couple of days? >> we do. we also have this interesting study. >> okay. >> eun, i don't know how you're going to feel about this. it's a study. there's so many studies out there. >> i know. >> a study shows sexismay
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during storms during female names. >> uh-oh. >> that's right. >> researchers found people are more likely to fear a storm with a male name. they're also more likely to evacuate when storms have masculine names. you know the saying, what's in a name? there's nothing. nothing is in the name. nothing. absolutely nothing at all because a storm is a storm. here's the thing. we give the storms names because if we call them number 1, number 2, number 3, we'll lose track of them. to give a storm a name, you give your kid a name. >> 370 -- >> that really is why we give storms names. a lot of kids ask me in school why we name storms. because it's easier to keep track of them. maria is ready to hit puerto rico. hopefully no one is taking that lightly because it's a category 5. i'll show you the update. we have fall that starts here locally on friday. it will be feeling like summer
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temperatures in the upper 60s and 70. here is maria. the eye is now moving into puerto rico. it is about to make landfall here very shortly. as it leaves puerto rico it will be taking a turn up to the north. that should be putting it east of the bahamas. winds sustained at 160 miles an hour. that will be devastating. as it takes the north turn, we'll see what happens by the middle of next week. could be off of our coast lines. this is still quite a ways away. tropical storm jose off our coast line. locally we can see a few sprinkles. otherwise, looking at a pretty good day. temperatures topping out in the upper 80s. fall starts friday. not going to be feeling like fall though. we'll be staying in the 80s through next week. let's check the roads at wtop. good morning, dave. >> good morning. jammed traffic southbound through frederick town and towards montgomery county. 270, w
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still one lane. long work zone that extends several miles. 50 maryland, westbound through buoy. dump truck crash and work zone have both been clear. that's where we stand. back to you. here at the live desk breaking news out of the u.k. two more people arrested on that attack on the subway train in london. we told you when the make shift bomb went off this weekend, dozens were hurt. nobody died. this brings the total number of people in custody right now to 4. 18-year-old and 21-year-old both arrested in the last two days. police have been searching for more suspects day and night since the attack. eun? >> angie, thank you. it is the e-mail from amazon that sparked a firestorm on social media, and it may be
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your in box right now. what the company says is behind an error that some thought was a scam. and we're working for you to see how to us are us filing for bankruptcy could impact
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out a trip to the post office col kohl's will start taking returns. >> they will pick and ship some items back to an amazon center for free. if it's positive, the program could go national. these are the sorts of things that will make you go to kohl's. if you received an e-mail about a baby registry, you don't have, it was not a scam, it was a glitch. someone bought something from their baby registry. uh-oh. people thought it was an e-mail scam. amazon said it was a glitch. >> can you imagine being the dad or husband. >> oh, okay. all right. you've been hearing about toys"r"us's very grown up problem.
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bankruptcy. >> that financial hit could mean good news for you actually. the toy store giant is likely to roll out holiday deals. toys"r"us also plans to compete for business by transforming stores into interactive spaces for parties. a lot of product demonstrations and a place where kids can unbox toys and test them out. >> retail is about connection, personal connections at this point. you can get all the selection in the world online. what you get in store is a personal experience where it's tailored to your child's specific interests and needs. >> now there's no need to rush out and spend any gift cards right now. toys"r"us plans to keep its 1600 store locations open, at least through the holidays. >> there are people who still like to go to the stores. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. "news 4 today" begins
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breaking news right now, "news 4 today," a new hurricane advisory just coming in. hurricane maria about to make landfall. puerto rico is in the direct path of this category 5 storm. also breaking, the death toll rising. hundreds killed by this earthquake in mexico. and that number could climb. and happening today here at home, a solution for congestion. the new program that will make your morning drive a little bit easier. ♪ ♪ >> plus, only hours left to cast your vote. "america's got talent" crowned a new champion tonight. a look at the last performances from the finalists. that's a ventriloquist extraordinaire. i think she has a good shot, i do

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