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congressman scalise's cameo on the ballfield and the emotional tribute to police. a major investigation on the news 4 i-team. predators in the classroom. what we discover that could put more kids in danger. >> we're putting someone, someone else's child at risk of being put in a situation where they shouldn't be. news 4 at 11:00 starts now. parents trust teachers with their children but a dangerous few abuse that trust. >> is the d.c. government doing enough to prevent predators from slipping through the cracks and back into the classroom? tonight the news 4 i-team is working for you to get that answer. >> as scott mcfarland reports, the district government isn't raising red flags to warn schools across the nation when a teacher admits abusing a child. >> reporter: for two years the i-team has investigated sex abusers in virginia a
and landed new teaching jobs. we've been looking into d.c. schools to determine if there are problems there, too, and what we discovered surprised us and alarmed safety experts. d.c. doesn't even have a system for revoking teacher licenses. giovanni pena was once teacher of the year at oyster adams school in d.c., the most popular with kids, parents say. now he's a felon, just released from prison. >> even talking about it just makes me sad. >> reporter: he sought dion bell's son in fourth grade before admitting sexually abusing a different student. >> the first talk is about did this happen to you? and that talk is a very scary talk. >> reporter: pena pleaded guilty two years ago this month. >> the whole community, everybody was in mourning, basically. >> reporter: in most cases like this, a teacher like pena would be formally listed on a national database called nasdtec that lists 78s this teachers
nationwide, many of whom had misconduct statewide to make sure they can't cross state lines and get new teaching licenses. but pena isn't on the list. and we found other names missing, too. john solano who pleaded guilty and was in prison for sex misconduct at mckinley tech. and charles yuoung who admitted to sexually abusing students ap dunnbar high. they taught in d.c. >> if they lost their spikt, they're to be in our system. >> reporter: phil rogers runs the database. >> it would be very strange if there were no teachers in d.c. who had misconduct that resulted inni in their lose their certificate. >> reporter: it seems almost impossible. >> yes. >> reporter: the agency that overseas teacher licenses in the district has
teacher misconduct and added zero of the names to the national database. >> the teacher did go to jail. the teacher was publicly humiliated, but that's not enough. the teacher should not be allowed to teach ever again. >> reporter: other states including virginia and maryland approve regulations allowing them to revoke teacher licenses years or decades ago. in d.c. the regulations to do so are not yet final. the d.c. office of state superintendent of education aloud pena, solano and young's licenses to simply expire. no red flag raised to other states in other schools. >> we want highly qualified, effective teachers in front of every student every day. and there may be cases where that's not happening. >> reporter: d.c. state board of ed member joe wheedon says that leaves kids vulnerable in and outside of d.c. >> we're putting someone else's child at risk of being in a situation where they should be. >> reporter: someone over the district line in virginia or maryland? >> exactly. >> reporter: we didn't hear back from an
d.c.'s office of state superintendent says it hopes to have the policy in effect by 2018 or 2019. every local school system tells us it requires background checks for new teachers. but as we'll show you tomorrow night at 6:00, background checks don't always catch everyone. scott macfarlane, news 4 i-team. and breaking tonight on news 4 at 11:00, the crisis in california rages on, and more areas are in the line of fire. >> leon harris is at our live desk to tell us about an entire town that's been told to make a run for it. >> reporter: that town is calistoga in northern california. 5,000 people live there and 5,000 people are being ordered to get out. statewide the death toll jumped to 23 people. the fire has torched more than 100,000 acres. that's about 2 1/2 times the size of the district. tonight we're getting more
>> it takes your life away. the things that you worked for. the things that you cherish. >> i didn't have any of my kids' artwork or picture books or thins that were really important to us. >> i don't know why i woke up, but if i hadn't, within ten minutes we would have been gone. >> adding to the anguish, nearly 200 people have been reported missing. but authorities think that many of them really are safe, they just haven't been able to call their loved ones. at the live desk, leon harris, news 4, back to you. california can't get some of the rain that we're having here because we'll have it for at least one more day. >> doug is in the storm center timing this out for us. are we talking through the night and through friday, too? >> right on through the day tomorrow into the day on friday. right now the heaviest rain of the day is beginning to move through. we've seen drizzle off and on. a
the rain really coming together in the last hour. notice where it is. heavy rain fairfax county in and around the gaithersburg area and montgomery all the way towards frederick. this is heavy rain that's coming in here. this is around the herndon reston area just to the west of fairfax. we'll continue to watch as this moves on toward the district and should be there in about the next 10 to 15 minutes or so as we're watching this rain move across our region. take a look at the wider picture here. this moves out. this is the heaviest rain really of this entire event. but once this moves out, the winds will shift more to the northeast. we can expect more showers, more drizzle during the day tomorrow. your thursday is going to be a little bit on the dreary side friday, too, but how does that play for your weekend. i've got your updated forecast. >> thank you, doug. were you sweating it out tonight? the nationals came through this evening and that
>> the nats forcing a decisive game five tomorrow night here in the district. >> terry burress joins us back in the newsroom, back home for the big finish. how much are we loving strasbourg tonight. >> there's an elimination game tomorrow night, except it's back at national field. the nats had maybe the best home record in the national league during the regular season, but to get to this decisive game five they had to steal a road win in chicago. the nationals clinging to a 1-0 lead. michael taylor up with the bases loaded and taylor crushes this ball, but will it have enough? and yes, yes, it does. taylor hits the first grand slam in nats postseason history. nationals win it 5-0. game five tomorrow night. now, as you said, it's starting pitcher stephen strasburg with the biggest game of his career. we'll have that later coming up in spor.
congressman steve scalise on his feet thanking police at a congressional baseball game this evening. there was drama during the game. it involved former nfl stars and then raw emotion as two officers were honored for their bravery. >> david bailey it looked like a return to normal. the officer who had been thrust into the national spotlight after the shooting at a congressional baseball practice is one of the members of the capitol police football team. a team made up of some very large cops. >> guards, baby, number one. guards. >> reporter: on the other side of the ball, members of congress and a few former nfl stars like herschel walker. >> this country has given me so much. and this is the least i can do is come out here and do some things for someone else. >> reporter: the charity game is played every two years and the cops have won the last three in a row and dominate the
house majority whip steve scalise who was shot at the practice of the baseball game recalled the last time the members of congress won. >> he sure was our quarterback. we were down by 5, fourth quarter, last play of the game, he threw a touchdown in the end zone and we won. special agent bailey and his partner crystal griner were honored. as for the game, there weren't a lot of highlights. with the game on the line and the pride of congress also at stake, it all comes down to this last play. for the fourth year in a row the capitol police came out on top. the only score of the game, this first half interception for a touchdown. >> it's been competitive. we want it tot be competitive. but it's time for us to win a game. >> reporter: the members of congress will have to wait two years for at shot at the title. something they're used to. on the campus of gallaudet university, mark seagraves news 4. next, girls
scouts. so what does this mean for the girl scouts? we have their response. the day's almost here. after years of construction, billions of dollars and countless hours of planning, the wharf is about to debut. >> this is pretty amazing. we're working for you. what's in store for the big but and some ways to dedo how's it going down there? that's good. lica misses you. i'm over it though. (laughter) that's fine. i miss her more than you anyway. ♪ ♪ hey, my window is closing. yeah that's okay.
baby prematurely and tonight the family is trying to shine a spotlight on domestic violence. shomari stone has our story. >> reporter: a rainy, dplogloom night in prince george's county. >> i'm angry. it's still a nightmare. it's sad that this had to happen to my family. >> reporter: dana greenwich williams is heart broken, her sister andrea is in critical condition. police say her boyfriend laquinn phillips doused her with a flammable liquid and set her on fire last month. andrea was pregnant during the attack and she was forced to deliver her baby in the hospital. police say phillips is the father. >> this affected the community. >> andrea, be brave. you will and you shall overcome. >> reporter: pastor lynn strange, the greenwich family, maryland state delegate angela angel and prince george's county police chief hank
raise awareness about domestic violence. >> reasonable, rational people can find themselves in a circumstance that violence is being brought upon someone they love and care about. >> reporter: he has officers who solely focus on domestic violence cases. the greenwich family and lynn strange urges the county to develop a domestic violence batterer's registry. >> if i'm an applicant in that community they can let the community know that he has the propensity to attacks such as what happened to andrea greenwich. >> reporter: her sister says the registry is a good idea. >> at least if you have that option to say, this is his past. >> reporter: he's still behind bars being held without bond. he's facing several charges including attempted murder and arson. his next court hearing is on november 9th. in forestville, maryland, shomari stone, news 4. nbc 4 is working for you with our
awareness about domestic violence. >> it's called safe at home. you can find resources for people who are affected by domestic violence. it's on our app. just search safe at home. new tonight, the girl scouts say they are the girl experts and the best girl leadership organization in the world. the group's blog post didn't directly address the boy scouts' monumental decision today to allow girls starting next year but it did sharply list the benefits of joining the girl scouts saying in part, quote, the need for female leadership has never been clearer or more urgent than it is today. and only the girl scouts has the expertise to give girls and young women the tools they need for success. are you ready? the wait is almost over, folks. by this time tomorrow, the wharf will officially be open for business. >> and it's going to be a big day and a big night. live
new things to see and do, this mile-long project along the southwest waterfront and has been years in the making. >> our transportation reporter has four things to know. >> reporter: so much excitement around this project. the first thing to know is that 20,000 people a day could be coming here over this opening weekend, but hey, you don't want to get stuck in all the traffic mess. so here's some transportation tips for you. if you do want street parking, check out the nearby la enfant plaza prommenent. you can walk to the wharf. on metro consider the anacostia station which directly connects to the train then you have two stop on the green line to the waterfront station. if you are taking uber or lyft, have them drop you off a block or two away to avoid the hassle. a street like g street southwest and then youe
block. they'll be monitoring the conditions to see if there's anything they have to change on their side of the river to keep thins moving. our coverage starts early down at the wharf in the morning for you. >> doug and i will take over in the afternoon and the evening for. come down and see us. or if you want to steer clear of this traffic watch news 4 and our nbc washington app. >> i was down there watching the foo fighters. they a little concert tonight. they have another tomorrow. i'll be going to that one, too. the traffic is horrendous. there was no parking. i had to park a mile away then uber from my car back over there. so just know going down there -- >> and that's not even tomorrow. this is tonight. >> right, before anything is open. >> is it cool looking? >> it's cool looking. >> i bet it is. >> what's the weather like tomorrow? >> i had to come back to
rain. that is really coming down in parts of our area. you notice it north of fredericksburg into farc wire county. you see this line here and then you see a line of heavy rain back around leesburg. 270 out 50 or 7 out 66 down 95 you are going to get it for sure. i wanted to zoom in and show you where this heavy rain is about to encroach on areas like fairfax. you hear it right now. down on your windows, pounding on your rooftops. fairfax you'll get it soon. tyson corner is about to get it 40 minutes from now. around midnight in the d.c. metro area. you can see what's happening. this is the last little batch of the moderate to heavy rain. once this moves through, we'll see another change and that will come in a pretty big way tomorrow. out there tomorrow, a cool 67 degrees. winds out of the
miles per hour. here's to the rain that we have now. watch what happens. this moves out. that moved from west to east. this rain moves from east to west as we do see that east to northeast flow really start to increase. good chance for drizzle, good chance for showers during the day tomorrow. we'll be down there at the wharf. i'm giving away umbrellas. i'm bringing about 20 storm team 4 umbrellas to give away. you give yourself a little bit of extra time. sheena parveen will be in tomorrow to talk about that rain as you step out the front door. noon tomorrow, showers possible. drizzle just about all day long. areas of showers and a little bit cool today and breezy. winds gusting 15 to 20 miles per hour. especially along the water. for that wharf grand opening make sure you do have the umbrella handy. the next couple of days, sticks around on friday, but saturday and sunday, 77 on saturday. 83 on sunday, and sunday, hey, we got a gameoi
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a big way. >> i felt like when i was watching the game i just held my breath almost like all nine innings. we had to wait an extra 24 hours for game four, but it was well worth it. now tomorrow the nats have a chance to do something they've never done before, advance to the national league championship series thanks to lights out pitching. stephen strasburg who has been sick all week told dusty baker he wanted the game tonight. he was sick in game four. strasburg facing anthony rizzo sends the hero of game three back to the dug out. then in a two on, two out jam gets javier baez to hit right to him. nothing fazing strasburg early. two on, two out for ryan zimmerman. he hits it right to short. russell can't make that play. trey turner comes in to score the game
lead. the series thing that's all strasburg needed. he pitched seven shutout innings. 12 strikeouts. one of the biggest performances of his career. in the eighth, nats clinging to that lead but taylor up with the bases loaded. we told you what that a. stands for before, right? -- awesome. over the fence in right. the first ever grand slam in the playoffs for the nationals. bull pen loving it. so does the dugout. nationals win it 5-0 evening the series at two games apiece. game five in d.c. tomorrow night. with more from chicago -- >> steven strasburg from battling the flu to unleashing the fury. >> i can see the focus and determination in his eyes, you know what i mean? when he came in the office, and we talked to him. and h a
the words he says, you know, gave us every indication that he was ready. >> ready to bring the cowboy up tonight and do his job and go out there and show how much of a great teammate he is and just a warrior. >> to have him come out and do that in ra spot like that was obviously, i mean, huge is an understatement for us. >> games like this, you have to go out there and give it everything you have, whatever it is. i like to think that any game that i pitch is almost the most important game. and that's just how i tried to go into the game four and now we get a chance for a game five. >> game five is set. 8:00 p.m. is first pitch in d.c. starting pitcher for the nats still tbd. carol maloney, news 4 sports. sidney crosby and the penguins in town to pay
the national christmas tree lighting opens tomorrow morning. get in line, doug. >> oh, yeah. >> the festival is thursday, november 30th down at ellipse. you can find it on the nbc washington app. >> you're luckynough you get e ralph northam: i'm ralph northam and as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him.