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>> getting you ready in the halloween spirit with an incredible light show. we're going to take you live to the decked out home for a look at how it happened. "news 4 today" starts now. >> it's quite the spectacle. look at it for yourself. this is in virginia. you can head out here. look at it. there's the music. all the lights. all the decorations. and they're using the popularity to promote a local charity. all of this for a good cause. we'll check in with molette green live there in a few minutes on that. >> how can you not dance in front of that? >> that's what i was thinking. >> we're all kind of grooving it. >> stand up there and ask for the candy. okay. let me have it. >> turn
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that's the only day it doesn't play to avoid for safety reasons. >> that's important. >> you can look at it between now and then. >> exactly. you're going to need a jacket if you are going to head outside to that house or any house? >> that's true. sheena said, wait until you see tomorrow. you're going to have a heavy jacket on tomorrow. denied. >> i have the heavy jacket on. the problem is, chuck is temperature immune to some of these 30s out there, but we have a frosty start to the morning. take a look at the frost advisory. now if you're watching yesterday morning, you would have noticed we didn't have so many counties shaded with a frost advisory, but this morning that has been expanded for the district and much of maryland here. we are off to a frosty start. that's going to go until 9:00 a.m. look at the numbers. we have more 30s on the map. 37 leesburg, 38 lorton, 38 gaithersburg. 48 in washington. one of the warmer spots. 33 in warring ton. as you're driving for your wednesday morning, it is going to stay dry all day today. ch
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by the afternoon a little bit of a warmup. near 70 degrees and sunny. bigger warmup in time for your weekend. we'll take a look at that forecast and the rain chance. speaking of the commute, let's check it it with jack taylor. >> sheena, we had our issues trying to move into cheverly. the original crash at 4:10. that was moved over to the shoulder. then as you approach the baltimore parkway, the delays creeping back to the original crash down near 410. we had accident activity near canal road. police are on scene. they have their flashlights out. they're waiving track through. be careful riding through. you may have the potential for a slowdown. back to you. >> following breaking news right now in clinton where thieves tried to get away with an entire atm. >> yeah. news 4's justin finch is live at that gas station on woodyard road with a huge mess. that was left behind. what's going on? >
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dash in convenience store at woodyard and dangerfield road. it will not be open today. huge mess out here. the crime tape still up. the people in this case were after that atm there. you can see it's broken up there in several pieces. the front of this store a mangled mess. the brick falling there. the glass is everywhere here. close to 2:30 this morning a worker said he saw this truck begin to back into the store. that's when he ran to the back and he called 911. >> experienced something like this. it's crazy. >> going to be cleaning up for a while. they did a pretty lot of damage. like a lot of liquid and stuff that spilled.
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a lot of damage to cleanup. i'm justin finch, news 4, back to you. >> 6:04. developing this morning. firefighters say a person smoking a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask started this apartment fire in silver spring. the fire damaged several units inside the apartment building on schuyler road last night. firefighters had to help some people out of the building. the tenant who started the fire had to go to the hospital. the red cross is now helping those displaced families. 6:04. it happened again. a federal judge blocks president trump's latest travel ban. we're going to go into that story in just a minute. look at this story about a fire that happened yesterday and it actually caused a huge explosion. at this point firefighters still don't know why this fire in laurel started and what sparked th
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they saw that in anne arundel county. now to the story about the federal judge blocking president trump's latest travel ban. >> and that's a story that we continue to follow, but this after he allegedly -- or he's getting blasted for what he a lenltdly said to a grieving widow of this fallen soldier. coming up, we're going to tell you why democratic congressmen who overheard the conversation called this comment insensitive. it's now 6:05. a lot of you are talking about that record high in the stock market on tuesday. the dow hit 23,000 for the first time, and it could go up again. news 4's chris lawrence is at the live desk with what this means, chris. >> a lot of folks smiling this morning, eun. if you have invested in your 401 k pension or investment fund. if you put $10,000 in the basic dow jones index on the first of
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today. u.s. dollar is very strong. good news if you're planning a vacation overseas. not so good for american companies that do business in other countries. tuesday we hit another all-time high. it's likely we'll see more frequent hikes in the interest rate. that would give your savings account a nice bump, but the higher rate means it will cost you a bit more to buy a home. in about an hour from now they will release the latest reports on mortgages. that will give us an idea of where the housing market is headed. eun, angie. >> chris, if you're a casual investor, what would you advise? what should people do? >> leave it alone. if you have an investment plan, stick with it. unless you anticipate some major expenses over the next six months, financial advisers say don't pull your money out trying to anticipate what the market's going to
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live desk. thanks. this morning we're taking a few minutes to recognize an iconic career. donnie simpson has been a d.c. staple for 40 years. he streams on magic 102.3 but his television career started here on news 4. days before a star studded anniversary celebration in his honor featuring r&b music grates at the theater, donnie sat down with molette green. now d.c. is home and he sports the d.c. bomber jacket and he talks about how some of music's biggest stars are now among his closest friends. >> just last night i was hanging out with smokey robinson and gladys knight. you know? i'm still such a fan. i can't believe these people are my friends. >> he mingles with the stars but he's so down to earth. >> so humble. >> one ohe
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you'll ever meet. you can see molette's entire interview with donnie. he's a local treasure. we congratulate you for the work you've done for our community. >> great family man. they're dynamic. real stand up guy. giving away tickets to his 40th anniversary ceremony on sunday at the warner theater. >> head to our facebook page and tell us why you love the donnie simpson show and we will select a few random winners to celebrate. >> 6:08. we have you covered with a lot of the lights, the action, the music, all the fun. you have some people joining you for all the celebratory lights. molette, what is going on down there in leesburg? >> reporter: i know. look. we're -- we have
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from troop 6752. they're working their way through this beautiful, spectacular halloween light show at this house in leesburg in the edwards landing community just off battlefield parkway. the gentleman who lives here, the homeowner, has been doing this for seven years. he's got national/international attention so it goes on and on. we're going to meet him coming up next and we're going to learn about the incredible cause that is connected to what he does and the effort he puts into this light show that made the girl scouts get up early. that's coming up next on "news 4 today." >> we like it even more that we know it's connected to a charity. >> that and i believe he's an electrical engineer. imagine that. >> that makes sense. 6:09. start of a brand new season for the washington wizards. the team has high expectations. john wall and the other stars have gone on the record saying anything less than getting to the eastern conference finals will be a disappointm
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we love that fighting spirit and want to win. that quest gets started tonight when the wizards take on the 76ers in their season opener at home. for the first time in six years it's going to be awesome. another nba game talked about across twitter. sidelines a star on the first night on the hard wood. we'll fill you in on what happened and how he's doing now. ♪ ♪ >> plus, an arlington teacher had his chance at fame. how he fared in the first battle round in "the voice." 6:10 on a wednesday morning. if you're wondering about the weather, the next couple of days, today, let the sunshine in. no doubt about it. loving the 70s tomorrow. flawless on friday and stupendous on saturday. all the highs and ws of thelo
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you're watching "news 4 today." >> your time is 6:14. 88 people are still missing this morning in california following those massive wildfires in wine country. the national guard is now on the ground helping sift through all of this rubble of the burned down homes. 41 people have died and nearly 6,000 homes destroyed. 34,000 people are still under an evacuation order this morning. firefighters say they are making progress putting out these wildfires. the head of amazon studios resigns after being accused of sexual harassment. last week a producer told the hollywood reporter lloyd price repeatedly propositioned her for
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she reported that incident to amazon executives repeatedly and the company did not suspend price during the investigation or after. the company did release a statement on price's resignation. the basketball just started up again and already one player may be out for months. even if you're not a basketball fan, you're probably going to hear about this highlight. this is really hard to watch. just letting you know. if you look at the far end of the court, gordon hayward came down hard under the basket. he dislocated his ankle and broke his tibia. medics had to put him on a cart and take him away. you can see the whole situation really upset the other players as well. tough to watch. just such a tough thing to happen in the first game of the year. really feeling for gordon hayward and wishing him a speedy recovery. >> you don't want to see that. >> no. we love "the voice." we love it even more when we get to root r
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talented and from our area, right? >> d.c. fan, right? they're from here. last night were the battle rounds and an arlington teacher really sang his heart out. ♪ ♪ >> what a run. >> oh. >> northern virginia school teacher brandon shell did not advance to the next round of "the voice" but he certainly showed us that he had some talent. >> a lot of talent there because he also teaches english at kenmore middle school. he spent eight months singing on royal caribbean cruise lines before becoming a teacher. i think this national platform is giving him a jump start to pursue his career. >> what a boost of confidence to make this this far. >> for sure. >> congratulations to you. ♪ ♪
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>> we're all dancing because the music is so catchy. it's not exactly a haunting melody. a great way to get ready for halloween. there's a house in leesburg that lights up every season. so fun to watch. >> they've been doing this for years. i remember was it the fox day, remember that? that's when it won us all over. they're still going strong and drawing crowds. hey, molette, what's going on? >> reporter: yeah, it went crazy. when that song was hot, the homeowner did it up to that song and people still talk about it today. we're having a halloween party here at leesburg. if you're near the battlefield parkway area, come on over to the edwards landing community. this is where you'll find this incredible light show. they turned the lights on early for "news 4 today." we're so glad to have the girl scouts here from leaseberg, they said they have never seen this before and they wanted tome
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spectacular house and light show display. here's the man behind all of this, brandon bullock. >> good morning. >> your sons, declan and his friend mason. thank you for joining us and talking about all of this. how many lights? how much effort did you put into this? >> there's 16,000 lights. >> 16,000? that's the answer to that trivia question, eun and angie. go ahead. >> 16,000 lights. it takes approximately 40 hours to put everything out in the yard. >> oh, my goodness. >> and 10 to 12 hours per music minute. >> why do you do this? >> we raise money for johns hopkins children's center. today we have raised approximately $20,000 over the five years we've been collecting. >> you have the t-shirts they gave you. show the t-shirts. >> look how cool those are. worthy cause. going to talk a little bit more about that in the coming hour. but you attract all
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people. >> we think we get about 150 people per night unless we get a really, really big night. probably saturday or so before halloween usually our biggest night where we probably get 250 cars an hour come through. >> let's let people know what they can see and how they can see it. this light show happens nightly from 7:00 to 9:00. we have a graphic to show you. there will be no show on halloween, right? >> correct. >> no show on halloween. of course, any donations, all of that go right to the johns hopkins children's center. we're going to talk more about that later on in the hour. but what fun this is. we've got the girl scouts out. thank you so much. we're coming back in just a little bit with much more on "news 4 today." out here at the halloween party. >> such an effort. molette, thanks so much. >> wow. i was way off on the count. >> i was thinking 8,000 lights. double th
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>> if you think about how big the house is and all the trees around it. and everyone's bundled up, sheena. >> they are bundled up. it would be a huge dance party if they would let it go wild out there in their front yard. you probably don't want to do that. bundle up. we have patchy frost out there. more areas of frost than yesterday. little bit more widespread with our colder temperatures. bus stop, kids want a jacket. dry but the frost will be around for more of our suburbs than yesterday morning. if you're exercising, we have warmer temperatures later this afternoon than yesterday. recess, just perfect outside today for the kids. temperatures mostly in the 30s for our suburbs. mid to upper 30s. 37 frederick and leesburg. manassas, 35. warring ton, freeding at 32. 48 degrees in the district. here's a frost advisory this morning includes the district and more counties than
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maryland. the kids because of that i think they'll need that jacket. we have lowell la here available for adoption. if you need a dog to adopt and walk. otherwise by lunchtime, 64 and sunny. by 5:00 p.m., temperatures will be around 70 degrees. the trend is going to go up from here into the weekend. normal high 68. will be around 77 by saturday. that's going to be quite the warmup compared to normal. the good news is your weekend looks really nice and dry for any plans you have. we'll take a look at the extended forecast coming up. jack taylor, wtop. hey, jack. >> sheena, good morning. chopper 4 has been watching our delays riding into the district. active activity. everything got loose for the shoulder. we still have a bit of a delay trying to move past 410. that thankfully has cleared. also some
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road. activity described as a broken down vehicle. blocking the right lane waiting on a tow truck. so far no delays. back in to you. vacuum vandal. a crook using cleaning supplies to steal cash. >> the creative way that he's stolen thousands of dollars worth of quarters and why police have not caught up to him yet. holiday hiring is happening now and what you should know before submitti anng
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starting school. >> already in stores. >> so it's already time to apply for the seasonal jobs. here's news 4's justin finch with more. >> reporter: hunting for a holiday job? hurry up. >> companies need some training and gets you acclimated for the big rush for the holiday season. a lot of the hiring is happening right now in october, early november. >> andrew challenger, vice president at employee staffing firm challenger, gray and christmas turns out some big name retailers have been revving up seasonal help services since september. this year jcpenney is adding 40,000 workers. competing jobs at macy's filling 85,000 seasonal spots. >> the fastest way to get your name out there quickly is to apply
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there, what they're hiring for. if you see a job you really want, go for it the old-fashioned way. >> most stores that you know might ask for a manager and see if they have any positions that they need to fill. >> with unemployment rates low right now, experts say job seekers have the advantage of choices finding work that best fits their skills. for seasonal workers who want to go full time, the odds are in your favor. target, toys"r"us and ups says a fraction of their seasonal work force have come aboard full time. justin finch, news 4. a lot of seasonal jobs require you to show up for work but not all of them. >> yes. >> this is an interesting proposition, right? >> tomorrow we're going to show you how you can earn extra holiday cash from the comforts of your own house. >> a lot of busy people out there who can't make it to the store. >> there are a lot of jobs you can do from the couch. you can see other stories in our
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still ahead, a service member killed. his family in mourning and one congresswoman says the president's call did not help. >> you don't remind a grieving widow of that. that's so insensitive. >> the comments she claims came from the commander in chief. i'm darcy spencer in old town alexandria. metro says they've been able to improve rush hour wait times for metro riders. i'l 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. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it.
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"news 4 today" starts now. right now "news 4 today," another morning where you will want to bundle up. take a look at the current temperatures out there. some of you will want to blast your heat when you head out to your car depending on the tolerance. chuck bell out there. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'm angie goff. right to that forecast. chuck todd, big deal when chuck was outside. >> today we send chuck out there. he's low fg it, chuck. >> i'm liking it. no complaints for me.
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breath on the lawn on channel 4. >> very nice. >> doesn't show up that well. chilly start for sure. you'll probably need a layer of fall fleece to get yourself out the door this morning. when you go outside, take a look at this spotted on our tower camera this morning. the rising last little bit of the thumbnail moon. check that out from our tower camera. this is the last phase. the moon will be new tomorrow. this is the oldest part of the current mon phase we're in. the moon is coming up so look in your eastern sky this morning. temperatures in the 30s all the way down to freezing in warring ton. 38 in fairfax. 45 by the bay in annapolis. grab your jacket first thing this morning, your jeans. you'll need sunglasses for later on today. a plus weather coming your way today. high temperature, 70 degrees. i'm a tough grader, jack taylor. so a plus is hard to do. >> a plus, well done. well done. chopper 4 top side of the lt
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around starting to get slower now as you arrive from silver spring towards bethesda. a couple of issues coming in on new york avenue and south dakota avenue. crowding that left lane careful. southbound north capital on new york avenue, accident stay right to get by there. activity in canal road. broken down vehicle is in the right lane waiting on the tow truck. back in to you. >> jack, thank you. it's 6:32. here are the other top stories following for you. thieves try to steal an atm from a gas station in clinton and left behind a huge mess. look at that, all ripped out. they destroyed the atm itself and the window and the wall behind it. the gas station attendant told us the robber or robbers backed up a truck into the atm. it appears they did not get any money. the american woman who just
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the hospital. doctors are treating caitlyn coleman formal nourishment, mental fatigue and her husband said she'll be okay. a federal judge has blocked president trump's latest travel ban. that means it will not go into effect today. meanwhile, people will still rally against the travel ban outside of the white house. this is part of the no muslim ban ever campaign. new details and new frustration with president trump. this comes days after he's facing big backlash for falsely claiming that former president barack obama did not call the families of fallen service members. now it's what he allegedly said during a call to a grieving widow that's sparking some outrage. it happened yesterday at the body of sargeant ladavid johnson returned to florida. wilson says that at some point she overheard the conversation a
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trump said. >> sarcastically he said, but you know he must have known what he signed up for. everyone knows when you go to war you could possibly not come back alive, but you don't remind a grieving widow of that. that's so intensive. >> wilson also said she did not hear the entire conversation, and when asked about congresswoman wilson's characterization of that call, a white house official says, quote, the president's conversations with the families of american heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice are private, end quote. it is 6:34. there's a brand new poll out saying president trump could be hurting republican's chances in virginia. >> chris lawrence is at the live desk to break down the numbers. what's this all about? >> this new poll was released in the last half hour. it shows a sizeable chunk of virginia's voters are factin
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president trump into their decision for voter. they consider the president a factor in their decision and about 20% say he's a major factor in their choice. most voters are choosing between democrat ralph northam and ed gilles pea based on their own merit. most democrats don't approve but republicans are somewhat divided. the trump effect could be hurting gillespie to some degree here. eun? >> chris lawrence, thank you, chris. >> metro says the trains are faster and more reliable after all of the safe trackwork. >> the city wants the blue line riders to see that. darcy is explaining the city's new black to blue campaign. hi, darcy. >> reporter: good morning. we are here at the king street metro station in old town, alexandria. if you look at the
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busier here this morning. people are expected to be pretty happy about the improvements taking place here because it means less waiting for trains during rush hour. metro official lgs saying 12 minutes to 8 minutes. 4 minutes can make a difference in the morning. during the safe track maintenance, ridership dropped off. metro wants them back. they're launching back 2 blue campaign. fewer unexpected stops and breakdowns. >> i think it's pretty awesome they're doing it. >> reporter: have you noticed any improvement in the service? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: like what kind of improvement? is it more reliable would you say? >> more reliable, yes. >> reporter: now we've been
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many of them are very happy to hear that there's going to be less waiting for trains during rush hour, but we did speak to one person who said he hasn't really noticed any difference. metro has a little bit of work to convince all riders that things are getting better. >> darcy, let's hope so. thank you. this morning d.c. police are trying to figure out who called in reports of an active shooter at howard university. police responded in full force with guns drawn and ready for anything and students had to shelter in place. >> evacuating the a building. oh, my god. >> this is cell phone video of officers going into the administration building yesterday. you can hear the fear of the people who recorded this. the police never found anyone. in light of yesterday's scare, d.c. police say they will review their protocol. $200,000 worth of quarters stolen and the
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to is after this vacuum vandal. how he used a cleaning supply to steal. and molette green is out at a home in northern virginia where there are a lot of festivities and halloween spirit, molette. >> reporter: look, just how much is the electric bill when you put up 16,000 lights? any guesses? any guesses? >> a lot. >> reporter: a lot. a lot. that's what they say. >> 100,000. >> reporter: $100,000. we're going to find out the answer when we come back on
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man in action. you can see he first puts in a quarter and listens to see if the cash box is full. then the thief uses his own vacuum to suck out the quarters from the machine. police have his picture and his name but they haven't been able to catch him. anyone with information is asked to call fairfax county police. he says this man has stole lynn more than $200,000 from these machines. >> all of it adds up. well, it is a colder start to the morning for parts of the area. many areas are in the 30s on the map. mid to upper 30s, 28 degrees in washington. we have a more widespread frost advisory including the district and most of maryland until 9:00 a.m. we'll take a look at that in your weekend forecast coming up. good morning, jack. >> crash in centerville. 66 eastbound between 29 and 28. on the left shoulder. there's still debris causing a little bit of a slowdown. sounds like a broken down
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hopefully that will be clear. but we'll keep you posted. only thing i can beat them all at is being me. you can't beat me doing that, so that's what i do, i be me. >> and that is the truth. you know that voice, that face. local legend celebrating 40 years on the air waives. coming up, we have a give away that will let you join the donnie simpson celebration. stay tuned. >> reporter: and police are looking for a pickup truck and suspects who smashed into this convenience store and tried to make off with the atm. the atm is still here and a mess is left behd.in
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a ford pickup truck that he says was responsible for this huge mess. he said that truck backed several times into this store and then at least two guys got out and tried to pull out that atm but they did not make it out of here. backed out live. you can see the front of the store is mangled. there's glass everywhere out here. the atm is here. the store has been ordered closed as crews come by today, prepare to board it up and hopefully at some point business can resume. no one was hurt. that truck is still out there as are those suspects. we're live here in clinton, i'm justin finch, news 4, back in to you. >> justin, thank you. 6:47. developing this morning, firefighters say a person smoking a cigarette while wearing an oxygen mask started this apartment fire in silver springs. the fire damaged several units inside the apartment building on schuyler road last night. firefighters had to help get some people out of the
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had to go to the hospital. the red cross is helping those displaced families. a lot of you are talking about that record high in the stock market on tuesday. the dow hit 23,000 for the first time and it could go up again. news 4's chris lawrence has more information. chris, what happened? >> a lot to report on this morning, eun. if you are invested in your 401 k, pensions, it's a good chance you just won some money. if you invested $10,000 it's worth $11,600 today. good news if you're planning a vacation overseas. remember the dow just crossed 22,000 a couple months ago. tuesday we hit another all-time high. with the market humming it's likely we'll see the interest rate. that will give your savings co
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you more to buy a home. in ten minutes they'll release the latest reports on mortgages which should give us some idea of where the housing market is headed. eun? >> chris, thank you. up until now we haven't heard from the guard who was shot by the gunman in the las vegas massacre. >> but now he's speaking publicly for the first time. ellen is sitting down with jesus campos for an interview later this afternoon. we will hear his account of what happened that day the gun man observ heard. >> i heard rapid fire and at first i took cover. i felt a burning sensation. i went to go lift my pant leg up and i saw the blood. >> be sure to tune in to ellen at 3:00 p.m. for the full sitdown and hear his complete story. this morning we're taking a few minutes to recognize an
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donnie simpson has been a d.c. staple for 40 years. >> oh, hi. how are you doing? i'm donnie simpson. welcome to video soul. >> he streams over the air waves on magic 102.3 but his tv career started here at news 4. days before a star studded anniversary celebration in his honor featuring r&d music greats at the warner theater, donnie met up with molette green at a coffee shop. he sported his d.c. bomber jacket there and talked about how some of music's biggest stars are now amongst his closest friends. >> just last night i was hanging out with smokey robinson and gladys knight, you know? and i -- i'm still such a fan. i can't believe that these people are my friends. >> and we are fans of
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is still so down to earth even though his friends are these stars and celebrities. just such a great all around guy. you can see molette's entire interview with donnie on our nbc washington app. search donnie simpson. he has done charitable work and reached out with people. that's why people love him. >> he is flat out nice. >> there is no substitute for nice. you either are or you aren't. >> you can't fake it, right? >> that's exactly right. we have nice weather for today as well. at that i can a check of it from our tower camera this morning. a clear sky overhead. watching the last little bit of the thumbnail moon rising up into our morning skies. just about out of view now. you can take a little peak. sun coming up at 7:20 this morning. quiet, cool start. bone dry around here for the last couple of weeks. under an inch of rain between september 15th and this coming sunday. that is the fifth driest stretch on record for
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incredibly dry weather. it will be at least monday before the first chance gets here. 48 degrees in washington. most of the suburbs in the 30s. another frosty start. nothing but blue skies, start to finish. warming trend, starts today. continues on into the weekend. again, our next chance for rain doesn't show up until monday afternoon. 39 to get your day started in leesburg. 38 in gaithersburg. 39 in new market, marry land. 35 in manassas, virginia. planning out your day today. plan on all sunshine. temperatures up near 70 for a high. 66 in gaithersburg. 70 in fredericksburg. you can stay ahead with our nbc washington app in the app store. follow me on twitte twitter @chuckbell4. there's your ten day forecast. nothing to worry about. warming trend all the way through the weekend. needed rain drops arrive monday and tuesday of next week.
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wtop. >> chop 1kw4rer flying over 270. stacked up but there's nothing in your way. eastbound on 66 our crash between 29 and 28 out in centerville. everything is moved over to the left shoulder. cause a little bit of a slowdown. you will find as you come up on the georgetown pike, the broken vehicle attempting to be clear. so far caused a bit of a delay. coming out of tyson heading towards the legion bridge. angie, eun, back to you. ♪ ♪ >> dancing all morning to this catchy song. we are getting excited for halloween. you may be decorating your home in skeletons. i've seen all of the spider webs. a lot of spooky stuff. this house is taking halloween to the next level. yeah, it has people d
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boogying and molette green is standing by with the family behind it all. >> reporter: hey, guys. 16,000 lights programmed to some cool music all at this house. the lights are on at edward's landing lights here on early for "news 4 today." the homeowner doesn't charge. he does collect donations that go to the johns hopkins children's center. i'm so happy that we've been hanging out with the girl scouts who wanted to come and see the house up close and personal. brandon bullock is our guest with his son, declan and friend mason and all of the girl scouts. talk about the cause behind all of this. >> we raise money for johns hopkins children's center. specifically the child life program which is 100% run on donations. and they provide things for kids when they go to the hospital to make it more like camp hospital instead of a h
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so we donate the money to them and be they run programs like bingo, they have -- >> things to make it easier for the youngsters. >> like hip-hop. >> like camp. 16,000 lights. what's the light bill like? we had some guesses earlier. you might be surprised, eun and angie. drumroll. the light bill is -- >> about 25 to $35. >> there you go. >> and why is that? >> we have energy efficient leds that are -- that are most of the show. and the lights blink so they're not on all the time. and we spend more money on candy than we do on the light bill. >> that's what it was. you said more on the halloween candy giving them out. >> for the many people who come by. all right. quickly. the light show is nightly 7:00 to 9:00. you tune in to 98.1 as you drive by and the music plays with the lights. how cool is that? no show on halloween.
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we're having halloween fun this morning on "news 4 today." thank you, guys. >> thank you, molette. that's a lot of fun. 6:56. 4 things to know before you head out the door. the washington wizards kick off their new season at home tonight. the team is hoping to at least, at least make it to the eastern conference finals this year. they're going to take on the philadelphia 76ers at capital one arena at 7:00 p.m. a brand-new poll says president trump could be a factor in the virginia race but not a major one. 1/3 say their opinion is having an impact on their choice. election day is less than three weeks away. >> president trump is getting slammed for what some are calling insensitive comments to the widow of a grieving soldier. the "today" show will have a look at the new controversy coming up next. the shell gas station in clinton will be closed for the rest of the day. you can see why. thieves trying to steal this atm and leaving behind a huge mess. it doesn't appear they got away with any money. follow news 4's justin
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twitter @justinnbc4. widespread patchy frost out there. otherwise, 70 for a high this afternoon. little bit milder than yesterday. we keep warming up into the weekend. weekend looks fantastic and the rain returns next week before we get cool again. >> this is spectacular fall weather, right? very nice. >> little too warm but -- >> oh, stop it. >> it'll be cold before you know it, right? >> thanks for joining us, everybody. we want to leave you with a live look at edwards landing in leesbu ralph norgrtham: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: ed gillespie wants to end a woman's right to choose. ed giof a woman'sd put thpersonal decisions,rge not women and their doctors. as governor, ed gillespie says, i would like to see abortion be banned. if ed gillespie would like to see abortion banned, i would like to see i would like to see i would like to see that ed gillespie
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