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president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort and a former business associate indicted by a federal grand jury. the pair facing multiple charges including conspiracy against the u.s. many unanswered questions this morning after a tragic accident in fairfax county. a woman hit and killed after a boy jumps from a highway overpass. a look at the safety barriers meant to prevent such accidents. it's still windy outside, but conditions are improving. you'll still need a warm jacket through the afternoon. coming up, though,
and see if it stays dry. news 4 midday starts now. good morning. i'm melissa ma lay. >> i'm molette. a federal grand jury indicted paul manafort and his associate rick gates and this morning they turned themselves in. >> manafort will be in court this afternoon in addition to conspiracy the men are facing money laundering and other charges. jennifer johnson explains how this came about and where the investigation could lead next. >> reporter: former trump campaign chair paul manafort leaving his virginia home this morning to surrender himself to the fbi. manafort's business associate and trump's campaign chair rick gates has also been indicted. both are facing charges of
states and money laundering. accused of hiding tens of millions of dollars for the iranian government 2006 and 2016. >> they are a link in the chain to, you know, paul manafort's background, working for people connected to vladimir putin and connected to the russian government. >> experts believe this may be just the beginning. >> usually prosecutors start with the low-lying or low-hanging fruit, and they then can be come useful for going up that chain. >> special counsel robert mueller which is investigating the 2016 election revealed george papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the fbi. the white house released a statement saying this does not come as a surprise progr. former national security adviser and jared kushner have also been under scrutiny. >> manafort was fired in
after his lobbying for ukrainian officials was made public. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. download the nbc washington app as we'll send an alert when manafort appears in court today and watch news at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 this afternoon for continuing coverage on this breaking news. >> now to this morning's very messy weather, strong winds and heavy rain caused a lot of problems during the early commute. taking down power lines and trees. our team was out working for you to track down those trouble spots and this was one of them along canal road, leading in and out of georgetown. a tree blocked traffic in both directions and another trouble spot involving a fallen tree here in wise road at rock creek park. >> we are keeping tabs on the power outage. thousands lost elect rhys the overnight and things are much better now. dominion energy said people don't have power in northern
novak is reporting 350 customers out right now. pepco has improved a lot and 200 people don't have power in the district and some 600 don't have electricity in western maryland. bge are each reporting only a handful of power outages. >> conditions are getting quite a bit better and the rain has moved out and the winds are coming down. >> the question is are we out of the woods why the? >> let's ask meteorologist sheena parveen who is in the storm team 4 weather center with a look at what we can expect for the rest of our monday. good morning. >> good morning. >> the wind is going to stick around for a while, but as we go through the afternoon we'll keep seeing conditions improving and more sunshine across the area and it's 50 degrees right now so you might want the warm jacket and winds at 15 miles an hour and the storm system is moving away and it's continuing to still hit new england with high winds and still raining
yes, we're dry and it is windy and wind gusts was 37 miles an hour and annapolis at 40 miles an hour and average wind gusts from 25 to 35 miles an hour currently. look at these temperatures, they're not really going to be climbing much today and we expect to stay in the upper 50s with the wind around by tomorrow. a change for your halloween forecast and we'll show you that coming up. >> thank you so much. >> right now the driver of the transport van that was carrying freddie gray is facing a disciplinary trial. according to the baltimore sun this is the last resort for caesar goodson jr. to face charges in gray's 2015 death. last month the department of charges said it would not bring criminal charges against the officers involved and goodson has been acquitted from the murder in the case. goodson has maintained his innocence. this morning some neighbors still don't have power at
even after they were allowed back home. it's been more than a week since a fire forced them out. the it burned part of of a high-rise. the building didn't have running water or electricity for days. according to partners at wtop management let people back this yesterday, but some said they still couldn't turn the lights on. the red cross is helping those people out until power is restored. firefighters saved three children including an infant from a burning home in temple hills over the weekend. yesterday morning that home on alcon drive caught fire. a woman called 911 to say the children were trapped inside. firefighters were able to rescue the children and revive them in the yard. they were taken to the hospital in serious condition and four other people were able to escape the homes and the crews said the fire started in the kitchen. a ma
calleded a person of interest in his wife's death. on saturday morning the man called a family member to come watch his children. when a relative went to the home which you can see there on the map, the woman was found dead. shortly after that, the husband was sent to the hospital after a serious head-on crash he was involved in. another driver was critically hurt. the sheriff's office has not released the names of anyone in the case. also developing this morning, we are learning more about a local woman killed after a boy jumped off a highway overpass. marisa harris had recently graduated college and was working toward a clinical degree at marymount university. this happened on i-66 near cedar lane. justin finch is in vienna with more on what we're learning about this horrible crash. justin? >> reporter: that's right, molette. we are here in the cedar lane overpass where the terrible story began saturday afternoon. a 12-year-old boy intent on
this overpass on to the highway below, striking marisa harris and in trying to taking his own life he wound up taking another and she likely had no time to react. >> down below, drivers back to the monday grind. the hustle and bustle of everyday life continuing. continuing without marisa hai i harris. the 22-year-old was killed saturday afternoon. a 12-year-old boy jumped from the cedar lane overpace by the nutley street exit on i-66 east jumping with the intention on taking his own life. >> i'm not sure the young woman had any warning whatsoever before this happened, but it was marisa's life that was lost. she was killed instantly in the impact. it's the kind of wreck that doesn't happen often, but a hazard that drivers need to
have to be conscious of what's around us and really expect the unexpected. >> her boyfriend in the front passenger seat was able to drive her suv to the shoulder, unhurt, but now devastated. off-camera her family told news 4 marisa loved working with children. she was pursuing a clinical counseling degree at marymount university in arlington. >> and we have also learned that marisa comes from a line of psychologists and her intention to help children is something she really wanted to do. her family saying that's not lost on them in this case. when you come along this area of 66 and cedar lane, it's noted that there is fencing covering the tracks and that could be by design and aaa telling us that in the wake of this very sad accident there could be perhaps a change and extending that fencing well beyond
area and across the entire overpass. i'm justin finch, news 4. back in to you. >> justin, thank you. actress kevin spacey saying he is beyond horrified after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced. the very personal explanation he shared this morning. and the redskins beat up the list of injuries after yesterday's loss to the cowboys and it's pretty long. how the team tried to save eir seasonth.
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new this morning actor kevin spacey is apologizing in response to accusations he tried to seduce a teen more than 30 years ago. the accuser is actor anthony brat. he climbed on him at a party in the 1980s. spacey put out a statement saying he does not remember the incident and he's sorry for what would have been a deeply inappropriate drunken behavior. he's been incredibly protective of his proof see for years and he wants to deal with this openly and honesty. turning to decision 2017 where today florida senator marco rubio will rally with ed gillespie. the rally will take place at 7:00 in sterling.
former attorney general eric holder and kamala harris spent time in virginia over the weekend supporting democrat ralph northam. voters will head to the polls november 7th. there is another race in virginia that's getting a lot of attention and one of the candidate it is jumped in after suffering a personal tragedy that made national headlines. katie beck has the story. >> reporter: with election day, chris hurst sees every door as an opportunity. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: in southwest virginia's 12th district where politics are polarized and margins slim, many voters have seen first in their homes before. >> when you go door to door everyone recognizes you because you're on television. >> the former local news anchor admits it helps him, but the democrat will need more than that to become state delegate. to win he must unseat three-term incumbent republican joseph yost. >> i gave up a good career f
something that's not a sure thing. >> allison parker fatally shot in 2013. >> reporter: hurst's girlfriend was shot and killed along with her cameraman on live television. the law led hurst in a new direction. >> this is not about me or allison. this is about me trying to serve the people that gave me so much when i needed it. >> reporter: part of his platform more gun regulation. though as a goun owner himself e defends the second amendment. combined, they've raised more than $1 million. >> i've worked really hard over the last six years. >> reporter: hurst has the backing of allison parker's parents now vocal gun control advocates. >> in supporting chris in his campaign, it does give us strength. it strengthens her legacy, too. >> reporter: to chris hurst it's a second chance to make a difference. >> i had a career
powerful people accountable. i still believe i can do that even as someone who will be one of the powerful. >> reporter: a chance he says was worth taking, win or lose. katie beck, blacksburg, virginia. >> if you can't make it to the polls next week in virginia you will need to vote absentee. to have a ballot mailed to you you must request it by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow. to vote absentee, you will need to show why you can't vote in person. >> we're getting a look at new video onboard a united flight that was originally headed for dulles international airport. a passenger recorded the emergency landing in boston. the flight was on its way from munich, germany, when there were reports of smoke on the plane. united airlines said smoke came from the plane's galley which is where food is prepared and no one was hurt. >> d.c. leaders had their
fingers crossed right now. today the district could be named the host of the 11th gay games. that could add $100 million. it involves 15,000 athletes competing in 3,000 different sports. d.c. are other finalists and others are guadalajara and hong kong. the events should be happening within a few hours from now. >> i understand several members of the d.c. council in paris anticipating it come their way. they're wondering what the team will do about these injuries. the skins play again this coming sunday coming off that loss where multiple players got hurt. they had a lead against the rival cowboy, but it all slipped away. news 4's sports reporter carol maloney shows us what happened out at fedex field. >> reporter: it was raining.
there not enough scoring, but man, did the redskins have more than their share of injuries. burgundy and gold with the rival cowboys and it was a game of missing players and missed opportunities. the skins looking to go up by two goals and it was returned the length of the field and instead of a nine-point lead, redskins trailing 14-13 at the hewlett-packard. the second half, one final chance and kirk cousins' pass deflected, intercepted and returned for a touchdown. redskins fall to three and four with a 33-19 loss. >> hit the reset button and we did want that one. just came up short. >> up next, the seahawks in seattle where they're known for their 12th man while the redskins will be lucky to have enough men. at fedex
news 4 sports. >> and the cowboys have now won five straight games at fedex field for the first time since the 1970s. i hate to even talk about it. the redskins play them in dallas one month from today. and already slow process could get slower after questions about a power contract in puerto rico. and severe weather in the northeast. narrator: ed gillespie's false attacks. independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam,
>> back now with you with breaking news out of the district. police on the scene of a double shooting on martin luther king avenue in southeast d.c. no word on the conditions of the victim, but homicide detectives have been called to the scene here. we have a crew on the way and we'll bring you updates as they come in and of course, on the nbc washington app. pauerto rico's power
contract with the company working to restore power. it was worth $300 million. it was under scrutiny because the company only had two full-time employees when the contract was awarded and because it's based in the hometown of the interior secretary. the company denies the secretary or anyone else in the trump administration had anything to do with the contract 70% of puerto rico is still in the dark. >> after strong wind gusts early this morning things have started to settle down in our area. that's a good thing, right? >> yes, it is, but that powerful coastal storm is impacting tens of millions in the northeast part of the country. >> hundreds of thousands are without power and it's leading to travel delays. here's nbc's morgan radford. >> reporter: a powerful storm churning up the east coast. heavy rain battering new york and new jersey, and winds whipping up waves in
now massachusetts in the crosshairs. the first signs of damage, heavy rains taking down trees as first responders brace for battle. >> firefighters on new york's long island preparing high-water rescue vehicles to reach any stranded residents. >> if you find people who need rescuing. >> we bring them on. >> the fear, a so-called perfect storm. a convergence of weather events creating dangerous conditions. 10 million people are currently under flash flood watches with wind gusts reaching up to 80 miles per hour, sending waves cresting up to 25 feet high. the storm barreling down on the same area devastated by super storm sandy five years ago. that storm killed almost 150 people, left 8.5 million without power and caused widespread damage. that's yet coawhy the coastua
preparing its fleet. >> this storm will be a sig neve scant event and we recommend people stay off the water. >> residents are bracing for impact. >> i think it's going to be pretty bad. >> reporter: here on the coast we're currently under a high wind and flash flood advisory. this, as the storm is expected to last well into the afternoon. from cape cod, i'm morgan radford, nbc news. >> serious stuff there. >> yeah. and i don't know if you guys knew this, but saturday we had tropical storm philippe develop and that was part of why this was all happening and, you know -- >> it came out of nowhere, it seems. >> it kind of did. >> all these different names. then it caused our mess of a weather system last night and everything you just saw and into early this morning and it is responsible for the wind we have outside right now. windy and chilly for the rest of the day, and bundle up like this e
into tomorrow with the trick-or-treaters. otherwise, we have a warm-up later this week and the rain has pulled away from the district and it is now continuing to impact new england. our wind gusts are anywhere from about 35 to even 40 miles an hour closer to annapolis. temperatures are around 50 degrees and 50 liesburg and 50 in clinton and if you're walking the dog today it will be chilly and the humane rescue lines. by 4:00 p.m., 59 degrees and it will be cool this afternoon ask it will stay breezy, too. a trick-or-treat forecast as we go into tomorrow, 60 degrees and in the 50s as we get into the trick-or-treat time with mostly clear skies around the area. tomorrow we'll be waking up to temperatures in the mid to low 40s. some sub groups could be in the upper 30s and afternoon highs around 60 degrees and more sunshine and wednesday we're still prettych
degrees, but by thursday they were up to 68 and by friday, 73. there's the warm-up coming by the end of the week and i think for halloween, the good news is we are dry and it's going to be feeling like fall outside and we'll take a closer look into the forecast into the weekend coming up. >> you better keep it warm. we don't want the coats to cover up the costumes. >> my goodness. >> the lay erz underneath the stuff. >> we are getting you ready for halloween. >> always. >> it's tomorrow, of course, and there's good news if you plan to take the kids to go trick-or-treating in d.c. take a look as the economist and zillo crunched the numbers and found the best trick-or-treat cities. d.c. comes in at number eight. last year we were number 20. the top spot is san francisco followed by san jose, california, philadelphia and long beach, california. zillo looked at places where homes are close together and there are plenty of kids under the age of 10.
so not all based on candy. i like to hit the row houses. it's, like, bam, bam, bam. >> you can get all of them. the lights are on and the candy's out. in just a few days millions of americans will be able to shop for health care, health insurance through the obamacare program. the changes that people can expect this year. trick-or-treat at the white house and
11:31 is your time. this week you can enroll for insurance coverage through the affordable care act, but with congressional republicans and president trump making calls to repeal it, there is a lot of confusion out there. nbc's ron allen talks with people on both sides of the debate. >> reporter: in rural georgia an urgent grassroots effort. >> open enrollment starts november 1st and this year ends early on december 15th. >> reporter: she works to get people enrolled into obamacare warning the enrollment has been cut in half to 45 days. advocates of obamacare call sabotage. >> obamacare is a wreck. it's a mess. it's destroying lives. >> reporter: the president's own words having
red state. >> some people think obamacare doesn't even exist. >> some people just don't know. >> reporter: what do you do? >> i just reiterate that this is still the law of the land. make the best of it right now. >> reporter: across the country, federal funds supporting enrollment were slashed by 40%, an 85% cut in georgia. the administration claims the outreach program and advocates of the affordable care act disagree. it's confusing and worrying to georgians like ricardo and marina. a married couple in their 50s. >> it should be simple. >> reporter: they work as house keepers a keepers and have health insurance for the first time. >> he has high blood pressure and she's a diabetic. >> this is life and death. >> we're getting older and as you get older you need health care. >> reporter: business owner alan wright has to offer health care
obamacare. he said the rising cost can drive him out of business. >> are you threatened? >> yeah. i'm threatened. >> reporter: he's disappointed repeal and replace hasn't happened. >> i voted for trump. i support him, but at the end of the day you know, we've got to have results which i think is what he wants. >> reporter: for now, it's obamacare, and the coming weeks to determine how much longer it's healthy enough to survive. ron allen, nbc news, vidalia, georgia. an historic church in alexandria is relocating two plaques that honor george washington and confederate general robert e. lee. both men worshipped at the church. leaders believe they may create an obstacle to the identity of a welcoming church. the plaque's fate has been described for years and take on an added urgency and the church plans to move the plaque next year when they decide on a new location. it'sr
car owners of incomplete auto recalls. today the national highway traffic safety administration is launching a pilot program that will notify drivers in maryland to any open recalls when they register their vehicles. congress gave the agency authority to fund six states. maryland was the only state to apply. it is that time of year again, holiday shopping and people are planning to spend more money this year. is that you, melissa? >> less money, with three children now? there's no christmas. >> according to a survey conducted for the national retail federation people will actually spend an average of just over $967. that's up almost 3.5% from what people said they'd be spending. for the first time in the survey's history, online is the most popular shopping destination this year. 59% said they will finish their gift -- their gift list online.
most, and then i'll walk through the mall and feel like an experience. >> i want to see it, touch it, feel it and be in the holiday spirit. and just bring it to the front door and i'll bring it in the bag. >> taking the easy way out. >> okay. >> instead of buying a home these days, but according to experts, they're forgetting to buy one thing. renters insurance. nbc's chris clackum explains the problem with that and what landlords are now doing about it. >> reporter: the spike in apartment construction is more evidence that the trend of americans renting rather than buying a home continues, especially among millennials. >> 50% of renters are below the age of 30. >> reporter: renting has resurrected the debate to buy or not to buy renters insurance. >> it is so important to understand what the benefits of renters insurance are and to also understand what the risk is if you go without it.
insurance quotes.com, there is no debate. >> the problem with not having renters insurance and assume tag the landlord will take care of you if you get into legal trouble or you have a natural disaster, the problem with that is their insurance never covers you. >> reporter: she argues personal possessions and personal liability inside your rental aren't worth risking for $16 a month. >> the average cost of a renter's premium across the nation is less than $200. it's actually $190. >> reporter: although there's no law, she says more landlords are requiring renters to carry renters insurance. chris clackum, nbc news. that's in the air to left! here comes fisher! throw by ethier. >> the as
got any sleep last night. they played a wild world series game. now the astros are one win away from winning it all. they won 13-12 in extra innings and there were multiple comebacks and seven home runs between the two teams. game six of the best of seven series is in los angeles tomorrow night. >> lots of good action there and the white house celebrating halloween with a spooktacular annual event. >> schools and military families will trick-or-treat at 1600 opinion pen avenue tonight. this is what previous years have looked like. president trump and the first lady will help hand out candy on the south lawn. the first lady tweeted out this picture of halloween decorations at the white house saying the people's house is ready to celebrate. >> i think we've been -- it feels like we've been planning for halloween for seven, eight weeks. >> it's like christmas in august. >> get it over with. >> it's
>> okay. parts of maryland are now seeing snow this morning. >> but in our area it was rain and lots of it. sheena is back after the break with a look at how much will dry out and wrm up over the next a 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. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all.
seasons. take a look. that is snow on the ground out there in western maryland. this video is from the traffic cameras out in garrett county from earlier today. the snow is supposed to melt pretty soon. let it melt. go away. >> we're talking about good weather for trick or treating. that's what we're worried about. >> that's the direction we want to steer it in. great weather for the trick-or-treaters. >> no rain or snow. >> so today, this morning we had all the rain from the weather system that impacted and is still impacting much of the northeast. new england still seeing the rain and the wind, we, however, are adjusting the wind. a dry rest of your monday. here is a live look outside where skies really are clearing up across the area and this will continue to be the case. 50 degrees sustained winds of 15 miles an hour and it's going to keep being gusty throughout the day. there is the weather system and the moisture has pulled
hitting new england pretty good. winds gusting from 25 to 35 miles an hour and in annapolis we're seeing more of a 40 mile an hour wind gust and much of the area right around 50 degrees. for today, sunny and nice. temperatures will be more like the upper 50s, not 69 and that's more later on week, but your trick-or-treat forecast looks pretty good tomorrow once the sun goes down. temperatures will be in the 50s for the trick-or-treaters. normal highs will be 59. wednesday, 58 and then we're up closer to 68 degrees on thursday and we do have a warm-up by the end of the week. daylight savings time, that is going to be on southbound and we do gain an hour. i was going to say we lose an hour, no, we gain an hour and we have more sleep as we go into the week. the temperatures go down and they go up briefly by end of the week and down again and at least we can have an extra hour of sleep, guys.
ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
do you know someone who spends too much time on their smartphone or tablet? do your kids spend all of their time glued to a screen in consumer reporter susan hogan is working for you all week long on how digital addiction might be affecting your family. >> we're all addicted to this. most of us can't live without it. all this week we're working for you, looking at things that we look at that subs up our precious time. >> jack. jack. hello? >> meet being. >> he's my 13-year-old son and yes, parents you can relate to the smartphone glaze. our kids
don't hear us. i gave jack an assignment and i asked him to log every time he used his smartphone and this kid was awesome. the result. >> 2:22, 2:30. >> it gets worse and we'll challenge you and your kids to do the same. all this week, we're exposing our digital a connections and answering questions of how young kids should get a smartphone and what happens to your kids' brains when they're overexposed. if your family has a digital addiction, join us this week for this eye-opening discussion. >> to continue the digital addiction discussion we are joined now by dr. edward specter who is a clinical psychologist with the specialty in this area. we want to try to answer some of the questions that susan posed starting with the appropriate age, the appropriate screen time
age. when should kids should get a smartphone? they're asking as young as four and five. >> parents stress out about this decision and they're always asking the experts, what's the number. it's not as simple as this one number, part of it is you know your kid and it's your job to teach your values to your kid so that you can't sort of phone in this decision. it's got to be made in concert with lots of different other things including what culture is your kid growing up in and also sort of how do your values matter here and it's your job to make the judgment call where your kid will feel comfortable giving it to them until 12 and another you'll wait until 14. >> before you hand it over, boundaries. limits. limitations that you put on your child. give us some direction in that area. >> first of all, the dialogue has to start young. much younger than the age you give the phone. we want people talking about technology in an open
so you can have some people that called it tuesday talk or tech talk where you sit down with your family and you talk about all things technology including letting the kids identify when you as a parent are not using it appropriately so that you can happen that open dialogue that we're all facing. it's not just kids and to be able to have an open dialogue becomes really important when it gets squirrely when they're 14 or 15 and they're sort of in the thick of it. >> oh, yeah. my kids don't hesitate to tell me, mom, put the phone down. i have to set the example. let's talk about the red flag when you know you need to take the phone away. >> in my practice where people are compulsively using technology and they've gotten to the point where it is well beyond the normal difficulty of putting the phone down. we're looking for things like lying and i often say to people, it's fine if you lie to your
but if you're lying to your friends. they're obsessed with it and can't get it out of their heads. often people have sleep problems and they're bringing their tech to bed with them. that's a huge no-no. also, we see a trunkation of interest in hobbies. they start being a well-rounded person and you give them a device or two. >> and that's all they want to do. >> all of a sudden, yeah, soccer isn't fun anymore and i don't want to play trombone. >> maybe use the phone as a reward. hey, you did well this week in school we'll let you have your phone for a couple of hours and then we'll take it back. something like that, ease into it and some of those ideas are very good. dr. specter, thank you so much. we'll be talking about this forever. >> indeed. >> because the phones keep upgrading. dr. edward specter, thank you so very much. >> thank you. all right, thank you, molette. opening up about her
transplant hear i'm i'm up earlyax, for my most important job. -more peanut butter, daddy. -more peanut butter, daddy. as prosecutor, justin fairfax fought drugs, crime, and human trafficking. that's why he's endorsed by virginia law enforcement. buckle up. nothing's more important than keeping them safe and helping them prosper. as your lieutenant governor, i'll work to grow the economy and invest in schools and career training, because virginia's families need more results, not more politics. m mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. female narrator: what would john adams do to women's health? adams argued before the supreme court to give employers control over your access to birth control.
breaking news right now in first alert traffic. take a look at this. a total closure there. big backups on 95 south and this is in virginia after a multi-car crash near lorton road. it's extending two miles and no word yet on when roads will reopen. wtop say around noon. to an emotional nbc news exclusive interview, singer and actress selena gomez is opening up about her life-saving kidney transplant. she shared that news with her instagram followers last month saying she would soon share the details in a candid interview with savannah guthrie. she did just that. her best friend and kidney donor francia risa. >> i called her assis
i want to do this. >> how were you feeling in that moment if. >> she lived with me in this interesting time where my kidneys were just done. that was it, and i didn't want to ask a single person in my life. the thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. she volunteered and did it and -- let alone someone wanting to volunteer is incredibly difficult to find a match. the fact that she was a match. that's unbelievable. that's not real. >> oh, but it was. gomez was diagnosed with lupus five years ago, and the auto-immune disease attacked her kidneys, she says since the transplant has lupus has about a 3% to 5% chance of coming back, but if it wasn't for her best friend, the potential wait to find a donor would be seven to ten years long. this next story should warm your heart. a high
sacrifice to make a bandmate's dream come true. >> kristen dahlgren shares the story from michigan. >> reporter: friday night lights in michigan. football. and one of the best marching bands around. and and senior rachel steffens. when did you know that you had this special relationship. probably after the first day. there was no turning back. rachel gave up her own spot on the field so she could march with autumn.
>> she's so much fun to be around. if i'm having a bad day, i come to band and she changes it right around because she's so funny. for autumn's parents, seeing that smile means everything. >> we never thought we would be here to see her out there doing that. it was the most amazing night for us. >> because as a senior, it's rachel's last. >> she tells me i can't graduate. >> whoever takes her place will have big shoes to fill. >> i love rachel. we're so good together. >> a chance pairing that changed both their lives. >> i think i'm definitely going to run with this for the rest of my life. >> teaching us what it's like to have a true friend by your side. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, langford, michigan. [ cheering ] that's it for news 4 midday. we are back on the air this afternoon first at 4:00. have a great day, everybody.
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