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is in delaware. it ended a multistate search that started in edgewood, maryland norts of baltimore. prince it accused of shooting five people at a business yesterday morning. three people died. prince drove to delaware where he shot another person at a used car lot. eventually, they tracked him down near a high school. tragedy brought community members together, though. >> our hearts and our prayers go out to our brothers and sisters here in the community as we continue to join together and to love them and to support them during this very difficult time. >> now, two victims remain in critical condition right now. police are trying to figure out why the shooting happened. they do say all of the victims were specifically targeted. >> it turns out that prince was no stranger to law enforcement. police say he was arrested 42 times in delaware and also has 15 felony convictions. police told baltimore newspaper that he was fired from a job earlier this yea
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we've been updating you on the nbc washington app since the story broke yesterday as more details come out. we'll continue to send out the push alerts. all you need do is download the app. new this morning, president trump is taking aim at the media in a new tweet. he is citing a poll from politico yesterday that found 46% of people believe the media makes up stories about the president and his administrat n administration. a grieving military father told the post that president trump promised to send him a $25,000 check over the summer but the money never came. the white house says the check was recently sent. turning to decision 2017. former president barack obama will make his first public campaign appearance since leaving office. mr. obama will be in richmond tonight to support democrat ralph northam in his bid for virginia governor. northam's republican opponent,
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event today in chesapeake, virginia. the voters will head to the polls on november 7th. today the man accused of raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl will be in court. a grand jury indicted darwin martinez torres on monday. torres hit nabra hassanen with his car. hassanen and a group of friends were walking to their mosque for ramadan. he raped her and dumped her in a lake near his apartment. prosecutors say they will pursue the death penalty for torres. today is the deadline for cities across the u.s. to turn in bids for amazon's second headquarters. you're looking at the top five contenders right now. this is according to moody analytics. they include atlanta, austin, pittsburgh, philadelphia, rochester and new york. amazon has not announced any top picks just yet, though. you know that d.c., montgomery, prince george's, loudoun and fairfax counties are all putting in bids
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giants. the company promises to create 50,000 new jobs. coming up, the "today" show could have what it could mean if the online retailer lands here. this is a big, big deal. >> a lot of cities salivating over it. >> a life changing move. fingers crossed. >> try to convince your friends or family to move here -- uh-oh. don't show them this list. d.c. was voted one of the rudest -- really? rudest cities in america. travel and leisure generated the list. >> d.c. came in at number 17 on this list. our neighbors to the north aren't friendlier. baltimore was ranked 6th on the list. miami tops the list as the rudest city in the country. there have been suggestions that vanity plays a big part in this. a lot of people in these cities that are very into
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and how dare you approach me or bother me. >> maybe i can see that in miami. >> good looking -- >> maybe you. >> i don't agree with miami. i just don't agree with the miami one. >> there's no space for that. >> i'm surprised out of all the cities in the country with crazy sports fans and things. i'm surprised miami was number one. that's all i'm saying. >> plus it's a tourism-based city. everybody is on vacation there. as a result, a lot of people living there cater to the vacationing crowd. >> all right. >> i agree. >> that alone should make you not rude. look at the beaches. >> no kidding. >> you're a florida girl. people in florida can be very friendly. >> it depends what day you catch anybody on. it doesn't matter what city
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>> that has a lot to do with it. >> what about the weather, chuck? >> we've drifted far a feefld t field. >> gorgeous prince george's county and 40 degrees in martinsburg, west virginia. >> four things to know. loving the 70s. friday looks fabulous. saturday looks super and sunday for the marathon looks plenty warm. lots of news in the forecast. for more about the forecast, let's go to sheena. >> the weather plays a lot about your mood. it's hot in florida. i get grumpy when i'm hot and humid. maybe that's why. the planner today, no excuse for maybe grumpiness across the area. it's going to be picture perfect weather. this is the kind of weather that puts you in a good mood. especially this morning. feeling like fall. by 7:00 a.m., around 50 degrees. by lunchtime, going to be close to 70. then we go through the aften.
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74 for a high. just gorgeous. plenty of sunshine. tonight we stay clear. temperatures dropping into the 60s by 7:00, 8:00 p.m. wait until you see the weekend forecast. if you're making plans, which you should be, it looks really good for anything outside. we'll look at the warmups. our next big rain schanschance . let's check the roads with jack. the bay bridge, the left lane getting by. you will find eastbound 50 headed back toward the bridge. the 7 river bridge, work zone blocking the right lane. that should be in the clearing stages also. prince george's county on the inner loop of the beltway near 450, a work zone with the right lane getting by. there's really no delay. that should be in the clearing stages out of greenbelt. back to you. all right, jack. thank you. it's 4:36 now. she was just looking for a new job. instead, she says she was raped. an online
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background. the news four i-team looks to why you might be seeing fewer police officers in your neighborhood. the so-called vacuum vandal. how police tracked him down and wh they're noty
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impacting police departments around the country. >> taking actions to protect the police and the country. scott macfarlane explains. >> reporter: federal, state and local police in the area are suffering this problem. the news 4 i-team checked with more than a dozen police agencies to find out how many sworn officers they have and found it was below the authorized level the number of police communities thought they needed and the number of police that were budgeted. union officials tell us it's a problem. it's leading to more one-man patrols and delaying response times and putting the officers themselves at risk if they're attacked on the job. internal police memos show the problem ranges from charles county through d.c. and even raises questions about u.s. park police which protect american landmarks and lead presidential mode kads. >> people cost money, you have to recruit them, outfit them and
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this takes money, money we don't have. >> several local police departments told us this doesn't impact public safety. but there are others who do. who say it impacts response time of officers and stretches the current force thin. >> tonight on news 4, as part of our i-team investigation, why police departments in our area are struggling to recruit. what they're doing to solve this problem and the new training they're giving officers to better protect themselves if on duty alone. scott macfarlane, news 4 i-team. news 4's tom sherwood was first to tell you about a starbucks coming to an tos i can't -- anacostia. it will be at martin luther king, jr. avenue. city leaders say it will help develop the underserved area. some long time residents are worried about gentrification. >> which is always the case in an established neighborhood and the chains come in. does it serve -- it's happening all over the city. this would be the first starbucks in
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anacostia river. >> think about the changing landscape of anacostia. starbucks might be smart in doing that. we'll see how it turns out. >> i bet people still go. >> somebody will, that's for sure. >> you probably want to dress the kids in layers again this morning. chuck bell? >> yes indeed. a cool start early this morning. i know all eyes are already towards the weekend. so many great events, including howard university homecoming and their big 150th anniversary celebration. morgan state and the howard bison are playing at 1:00 on saturday afternoon. it will be filled with sunshine and temperatures well into the mid-70s. sheena has the ten-day forecast coming right up. >> they started breaking into cars. officials say it's what they find in the cars that's helping them get inside homes. what you may want to bring
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the taliban attacked an army camp killing at least 43 afghan soldiers. the attack wiped out the entire camp and it involved two car bombs and hours of fiefting. at the live desk. chris lawrence. back to you. >> chris, thank you. 4:45 now. a duty normally seen as deeply personal and solemn has become the subject of a political battle >> u. >> it's the controversy over what was or wasn't said during president trump's call to the widow of a fallen soldier. >> this morning president trump is denying a democratic congresswoman's claim that he disrespected the widow during their conversation. >> i did not say what
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i'd like her to make the statement again. because i did not say what she said. i had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife who sounded like a lovely woman. did not say what the congresswoman said. most people aren't too surprised to hear that. >> edward lawrence is on capitol hill. the congresswoman is standing by this. >> she's saying this is exactly what happened on the call. we do have -- there was another person in the car. the reason she heard the call. this was on a speaker phone inside a car as she was with the widow going to pick up the body of that fallen soldier. now, the mother of that fallen soldier was also in the car. the mother told the "washington post" this morning that the president did disrespect her son. she said that she also heard the call. but, again, the white house backing down -- backing up the president saying that he was not insensitive. >> edward, the
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reports the president offered $25,000 to a grieving military father over the summer, but that the check never came. what is the white house saying about that? >> the father, chris baldrige, his son was killed in june in afghanistan by an afghan police officer who shot him. the president made the phone call to him and apparently during that phone call said he would offer $25,000 to help them set up a fundraiser or help with costs there. again, the father of this fallen soldier says the money never came. the white house now is saying that the check recently has been sent. but, again, putting another precedent out there, leon panetta, for instance, former chief of staff, says this is a bad precedent to set for a president to offer money to a gold star family. >> edward lawrence on the hill for us. edward, thank you. it's 4:47 now. the university of florida is bracing for the possibility of violence when white nationalist leader spencer is on
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he was in charlottesville that led to clashes and death in august. police set up a mobile command unit on the campus of the university and state troomers are in full force on that campus. officials are prepared for whatever happens. >> i think in terms of law enforcement, we're prepared. what we just don't know is what is actually going to happen. >> florida's governor declared a state of emergency earlier this week in anticipation of any violence much the university is also banning several items, including tiki torches, bull horns and masks. a registered sex offender is off the streets after police say he lured several women through a craigslist job posting. fairfax county police arrested this man on sexual battery charges. police say he posted a craigslist ad looking for an administrative assistant. at least three women responded to the ad. police say one of the women met with ralph at an office building in res ton where he's accused of
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the two other women say the same thing happened to them and police say there could be more victims. for all in prince william county, make sure your car doors are locked. police received several reports of smash and grabs in woodbridge. windows are being broken and items stolen. reminder for you that all of these thieves in these cases have their eyes on parking lots apparently. any valuable items should be locked away from your trunk. from burglars getting into cars to getting inside your home. around 3:30 in the morning on tuesday, a resident found an unknown man inside their house. loudoun county authorities say that the suspect got in using a garage door opener inside the victim's car. since october 13th there have been similar cases. the sheriff says residents should close your garage door when not outside and lock your car, remove the garage door opener after parking as well. a lot of the garage door opene
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you still should lock the inside door. don't do it. >> lock the door anyway. >> new information on a story you saw first on news 4. sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say swiped tens of thousands of dollars in quarters. james jackson is accused of taking all the quarters from coin operated vacuums at local gas stations. authorities say he's connected with a number of vacuum coin thefts there as well. they caught a man using special tools to break the lock and take quarters from the vacuums. we spoke to a gas station employee. >> comes into the same car. used to come in different cars. he was acting like he's doing vacuum. but the thing he was doing was -- >> was stealing. >> stealing. >> we're told jackson is being investigated in other states as well. yesterday we reported
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those vacuums. that's a chunk of change. >> hard to believe. >> lot of money. we're getting you ready for halloween. it's coming up. this morning, we'll be live in the community. >> ahead, molette green will be live at national harbor. nice picture for you here of the capitol wheel. how about that early in the morning. just a little bit, we'll get this thing lit up with a giant 4. >> there we go. >> right. >> molette will have safety tips for trick-or-treating and a preview of the pumpkin carving contest. you want to tune in for that. lot of fun to be had. >> for sure. here we go. you ready for this? >> come on, doug. oh, my goodness. that is doug kammerer getting in a real spook while hanging out at six flags fright fest in upper
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i just don't do craze roller coasters like that. >> i thought there was a zombie next to him. >> the apocalypse, are you getting on there? >> no. >> that's the fright fest. >> scary friends. look. >> doug did a pretty good job not screaming. he knew there was a camera on him. >> i would be screaming bloody murder. >> look at the zombie. >> he knows what we'll do if he screams. >> tomorrow night at six flags. go for it if that's your thing. i'll pass. >> i do love roller coasters, especially the wooden one that is feel unstable. >> the once where you're not really sure. >> this could fall apart at any moment. >> it's the rush. about the adrenaline. >> the funnel cake. this morning, though --
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>> you still need the jacket. not dealing with the patchy frost like the past few mornings. so you want to dress in layers today. it's a chilly start. but by the afternoon, we're actually going to be a little warmer than yesterday. i don't think you want the jacket this afternoon. it's going to be nice. we continue to warm up this weekend. we'll be warming a little each day. the dry stretch is going to last until monday into tuesday. that's going to be our next chance for showers. it's 51 degrees now in washington. 43 leesburg. manassas, though, is at 37 degrees. warrenton, 35. 43 frederick. 46 in clinton. big area of high pressure still in place. that's keeping us nice and dry. it's really not until early next week when it moves away. we'll have the approach of some rainfall. after that, we cool back down again. it's that roller coaster ride with the temperatures. i'll show you what i'm talking about. exercising today. long sleeves,
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49 degrees. 68 degrees by lunchtime. by 5:00 p.m., you want to be outside. temperatures in the mid-70s and sunny. you want the sunglasses today if you're exercising outside. into the weekend, if you're visiting the wineries, perfect weather for us. we'll be in the mid-70s. friday through sunday. we're looking at really nice weather too. nice and dry. monday we're also going to be mostly dry. looks like the next rain chance won't be until late monday. 78 degrees is the warmest day. rain here tuesday and wednesday. as part of a cold front. take a look at what happens with the temperatures after that rain leaves. 62 for a high wednesday. i think you will definitely need a jacket on those days. coming up, a closer look at what to expect with the weather pattern. let's check the roads with jack taylor. jack? >> sheena, good morning. prince george's county authorities dealing with this work zone. the beltway, the right lane getting by. that should be in the clearing stages as we approach the 5:00
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south mountain, there was a medical emergency blocking the right lane. could cause a slowdown. also 340 near harper's ferry road. traffic alternating through this work zone. one direction at a time. clear by 5:00 or 5:15. it's a day that may have you rethinking the cereal you're eating. what researchers are linking to cancer. chances are you or someone you know has been the victim of i.d. neft or a recent security hack especially in our area. the report just out that shows wh ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: ed gillespie wants to end
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ght 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 never becomes governor.
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in news for your health this morning, scientists say there is a clear established relationship between sugar and cancer. researchers found that eating high levels of sugar cause tumors to grow more aggressively. members of the american cancer society say this is an important step to determining what causes cancer but more research is needed. you'll remember we took that sugar challenge a few months back. we reduced sugar and it was suppose today make you feel better. i read for years now about the sugar aging you and not being good for your body. i still have a hard time letting it go each after that challenge.
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another study says the exact opposite. i think moderation has to be something we all -- >> chocolate every day. >> moye mother-in-law had a birthday. i've just been eating cake. >> bring the cake to work. >> that's a great idea. >> we'll help you with that situation. >> all of our sugar challenge info is on our website. you can go to the nbc washington app. search sugar challenge. on the heels of the biggest security breach in our country, d.c. ranks among the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. >> susan hogan has the results of a new study out now. >> certainly not what we want to hear, right? wallet hub actually compares 50 states and the district. it looked at a range of data from identity theft complaints per capita. how much people were losing when it came to fraud. let's take a look at the results. it ranks d.c. the worst when it comes to the most identity theft complaints per capita and most fraud complaints per ca
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overall d.c. ranked third in the country as the worst place for identity theft and fraud. in comparison, ranked was 35th and virginia at 26th. which states ranked best. that would be iowa. we have a lot more information on identity theft and how to prevent it. go to our nbc washington app and search i.d. theft. now on "news4 today," an accused killer captured. what's next for the whan who gunned down his co-workers. >> she thought she was going in for a job interview, instead she was sexually assaulted. d.c. gets a bad rap sometimes. this may take the cake. the i am polite impression we seem to be leaving on rest of the country. >> oh, no. that's not good.


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