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plus, washington at the center of a big story. two dramatic developments in the investigation into russian election meddling. so, what happens next? news 4 at 4:00 begins with breaking news. >> a huge story unfolding at this hour. three men with ties to president trump's campaign in serious legal trouble. >> so much has happened in the past few hours so so let's get you up to speed. a little bit ago campaign chair paul manafort and rick gates pleaded not guilty in federal court here in washington part of the probe into russia's role in the election. >> that's right. hears bhap what they're up against. the most startling charge conspir i against the united states and charged with laundering millions of dollars raised by lobbying for the ukraine and hiding those payments from authorities ten years. a we are hearing about a third trump associate. a lot to unpack. we are working for you with teen
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coverage. >> blayne alexander starts us off in federal court in the district. lots of attention today. blayne, over to you. >> reporter: good afternoon to you from washington. this is the 31-page indictment, 12 charges inside. today both men pleaded not guilty to all of those charges. they've been released on bail and now put on house arrest. now, inside the indictment there is no specific mention of president trump or his campaign, but this does represent a major step in the russia investigation. former trump campaign manager paul manafort and his deputy rick gates pleading not guilty to charges in special counsel robert mueller's investigation into russian election interference. we are also learning former campaign advisor george papadopoulos secretly pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to the fbi. the plea agreement says he was communicating with a kremlin connected russian who promised dirt on hillary clinton, tn
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>> he's not been indicted. he's actually pleading guilty which may be the first sign that bob mueller has a cooperating witness in this entire case. >> reporter: the white house distancing the administration from papadopoulos. >> he was a volunteer member of an advisory council that literally met one time. >> reporter: manafort and gates are accused of lobbying for pro russian ukrainians and not paying taxes on millions of dollars. they are facing charges including conspiracy against the united states, conspiracy to launder money and making false and misleading statements. the indictment makes no mention of president trump or russian meddling in the election. >> i think you all saw it today. the president donald trump was correct. there is no evidence of mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> there's been no evidence of trump/russia collusion and nothing in the indictment today changes that at all. >> reporter: on twitter the president emphatically repeating there was no collusion, sng
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manager it was years ago before manafort was part of the campaign. but his same twitter account showing a march 2016 picture of then candidate trump, sitting with papadopoulos during a campaign season briefing. and if convicted, both manafort and gates could face serious prison time, money laundering alone could bring a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. live in washington, blayne alexander, now back to you. >> all right, blne. now so far we'veeard from president trump by twitter. we've hea fm paul nafort's lawyer there at the courthouse. what's been the response from capitol hill? have we heard anything there? >> reporter: leon, as you may well expect, we are hearing a lot from democrats, not so much from republicans. from the democrat side, though, we heard from democratic leader chuck schumer saying this represents a big movement in this investigation and saying it is therefore
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president not make any move to change around or disrupt this investigation. essentially saying that he should not make any move to fire special prosecutor bob mueller. today when asked about that said the president has no plans to do so. guys, back to you. >> all right. blayne alexander. thanks much. we appreciate the report. >> today's indictment stems from events that happened close to a decade ago. >> chris lawrence here now with a look at how we got to this point. chris? >> leon, a lot of this involves deals that got done in cash, allegedly stashed years before a lot of us even knew paul manafort's name. so, we want to layout what happened and when starting with his time on the trump campaign. he was hired ired in march of l year to count delegates and basically devise a path to winning. but just a few months later, donald trump's campaign was struggling and mr. trump promoted manafort to run the campaign. before long, questions started to get asked about some of his foreign dealings and before the summer was even over, manafort left the campaign. so,
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some of those deals. nine years other ago manafort's firm was involved in about a 8 to $900 million real estate deal with a ukrainian oligarch. at the same time a russian billionaire paid him and his partners $7 billion in management fees. that billionaire is considered part of vladimir putin's inner circle and later manafort worked for a pro-russian political party in the ukraine. he made millions of dollars representing foreign dictators and lobbying for strong men on capitol hill. today's indictments focus on the fact he didn't report these deals to the u.s. government and laundered the money through off-shore accounts. there is an open question whether manafort's connections helped russia meddle in the election, but that is not addressed here in these indictments. leon. >> all right, thank you, chris. if you have the nbc washington app, folks, you've been up to date with every twist and turn in this big story. and it's not too late. just open up the app and go
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settings and then turn on breaking news alerts. >> in other news, first at 4:00, a tragedy that could have happened to anyone driving their vehicle. a young boy trying to end his own life jumps off an overpass onto i-66 and kills a young woman in her suv below. >> this happened yesterday in fairfax county. and if you've seen those overpasses, you know they have those protective fence that's run alongside of them. transportation reporter adam tuss was looking at why it was even possible for someone to jump off an overpass. we're going to begin with news4's darcy spencer learning more about the woman who died. darcy? >> reporter: well, leon, we are here at mary mount university's new building in boston. this is where this young woman came every day for classes and this is where her professor and fellow classmates got together today to talk about her loss. let's start with some photos of this beautiful young woman who was lost this weekend. marissa harris was a graduate student studying clinical
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counseling at mary mount. she wanted to help young people who were dealing with mental health challenges. she was driving on i-66 saturday afternoon when a 12-year-old boy jumped from the cedar lane overpass and landed right on her suv. now, police described it as an attempted suicide. harris' boyfriend was in the passenger seat of her suv. he grabbed the wheel and steered to safety. we spoke to her professor today here at mary mount about how the school is dealing with her death. what kind of student was she? what impression did she make? >> i think among the students and the faculty, marissa came across as a very caring and compassionate student, someone who wanted to help others who were either disadvantaged or needed more assistance to work through some mental distress. >> reporter: we are told that that 12-year-old boy did survive. he remains in the hospital. we are also told that he is
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pointed to to speak to a family member. i checked in with virginia state police today. they say they are not releasing any additional information about what may have led up to this incident. now, my colleague adam tuss is over at the overpass where this tragedy unfolded saturday afternoon. adam? >> reporter: that's right, darcy. you know, a lot of people are wondering why this 12-year-old would have been able to just come here to this overpass on cedar lane and go onto i-66. there is no protective fencing here on this bridge, except over that one section right there that goes over the metro. that's the one part that has fencing. so, why doesn't the rest of this bridge have a protective fencing? well, it was built in 1963, and by those standards it didn't have to have fencing all the way across. but there is a future story with this bridge, and changes that are going to come. i'm going to tell you guys about that coming up on news 4 at 5:00 and 6:00 tonight. leon, ck
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lot of discussion about doing something about those fences. >> turning now to the weather which has turned pretty sunny out there right now, but it was much different story overnight. >> boy was it. strong winds and heavy rain took down power lines and trees all across the area. and one of those downed trees, that one came down along canal road leading into and out of georgetown. traffic in both directions was blocked there for several hours. >> and that same storm also triggered snow overnight in western maryland. that's right, it's snow. here's a look at conditions earlier today on interstate 68 in garrett county near the pennsylvania state line. traffic was moving okay, but it's a sure sign the seasons are changing. >> you can say they've changed. it's already here. let's get to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer in the storm center tonight. doug, we have another chilly evening ahead of us on tap. >> most definitely, chilly air the through the next couple days. we'll see things moderate by the end of the week ut out there right now s
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upper 50s. breezy conditions because of the big storm system and this really was as we talked about a monster of a storm in our area all the way to new england. parts of new england without power at the height of the storm. winds gusting 70 to 80 miles per hour in this storm. we're watching another system track through. this one, too, is going to make its way through the region and it's only going to reinforce the cooler air through the night into tomorrow. it's not going to bring us any rainfall. look at the temperatures. 59 d.c., 55 in hagerstown. 44 back towards ohio. again, that's that rain forcing shot of cold air. it is going to be a chilly night tonight. another chilly day for your halloween although not bad even if you walk outside right now, temperature wise doesn't feel all that bad but it is on the cool side. chilly overnight. tracking your halloween forecast. and then who wants the 70s back? we have a few of those in the forecast, too. i'll be back in just a couple minutes with all of that and more. >> i'll take 70s. >> we'll take two.
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all right now we're following some other big breaking news. this coming from the entertainment world, one of washington's favorite shows appears to be in trouble. >> the hollywood reporter says the netflix hit house of cards will end after its next season, after an actor made allegations of inappropriate behavior against the show's lead actor kevin spacey. access hollywood will break it down for us. >> plus a big scoop from the local 4 i-team. a teamer heading to prison after a i-team investigation. you won't see this story anywhere else at this hour. >> i'm tommy mcfly. can you remember a time when washington was politically charged? now may be the best time ever to get involved in office. we want know
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we're keeping you up to speed on some breaking developments in the russia investigation. some of the documents released today show one of president trump's former advisors is cooperating with the government. george papadopoulos is already pleading guilty to lying to federal agents. investigating russian interference in the election and today former campaign chairman paul manafort and his business partner were both indicted on charges of doing illegal work for foreign agents and money laundering. now, none of the charges involve the trump campaign and the white house says the indictments have nothing to do with campaign activity.
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news 4. >> thank you, chris. speaking of political campaigns, at this time of all this turbulence we've got out there on the landscape, would you believe this may be the best time to run for office, especially if you're a woman? 94.7 fresh fm tommy mcfly to break that trend down for us. surprising to hear this. >> it's pretty wild. boston released data. they have been studying female candidates for years and released all the info on voters and what they think about female candidates. lets a.m. look at some of the findings. voters are looking for change from the status quo. women overwhelmingly represent that change. women on both sides of the isle have an opportunity to overcome the weaknesses that are traditionally known for their party. and we all know what those are. and women are most seen to be in touch with the lives of voters and women are most thought to be able to work across the aisle and actually get things done. and so this spurred a big conversation with us on social media, too. 2017 has gotten
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let's say involved in our democracy. whether you're volunteering or donating or marching or just liking and sharing, so we asked how did you get involved this year? >> before i'd be like a couple dollars here and there. tuz didn't really make a difference. now i do feel like every dollar makes a difference. so i've made that commitment to a few different organizations. i've also tried to kind of stay plugged in on when those groups are having local events so that i can join in. >> every day since trump has been president, there's a different reason to have women more involved in politics. so, i'm outside right now because i'm about to start knocking on doors. >> because i live so close to d.c. it's been great because i've been able to show up for things. like the protest at the supreme court when the first muslim ban was proposed. >> just an fyi we didn't hear from any republicans. we reached out on twitter to rnc on twitter in maryland.
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here. let's have the conversation and keep going on the nbc washington facebook page right nouchlt now. we're going to do a little facebook live. >> interesting you haven't heard from republicans. i'd like to hear more about that later when you here more about that. >> absolutely. if you're watching and you want to get involved now, facebook nbc washington facebook. we want to know how you got involved in the first time in 2017 in politics. >> good deal. tommy mcfly. always good to see you. pat, over two. >> after strong wind gusts this morning things have settled down in the washington area. the same storm turned a lot more ferocious as it rolled up the east coast overnight. the winds and heavy rains clobbered several states from new jersey to maine. the waves are up, trees and power lines down and more than a million people are without power. the storm is impacting many of the same areas devastated by hurricane sandy five years ago. we did get some pretty heavy winds here. >> we saw rain close to 50
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per hour. we had the wind advisory last night. we had a few trees down. new england hammered incredibly hard. this is a system combined with tropical moisture to give us rain and wind. fortunately calming things down a little bit here. we need that because tomorrow is halloween and we don't want to see anything like that for halloween. we're not going to get it either. temperatures out there now are on the cool side shlgts but not too bad. about what you'd expect for this time of year. right now plenty of sunshine, though, a little bit of a breeze. temperatures coming in at 59 degrees wind out of the west at 14 miles an hour. gusting over 20 to 30 miles per hour right now across parts of the area. so you'll see that breezy conditions right on through the rest of the evening. 57 frederick right now, 59 culpepper, 54 winchester, 58 in honeytown. temperatures will drop tonight. we're not going to see any chance for rain even though i am tracking the frontal boundary. you can see the front to the west. here's the storm that came through. look at all the rain associated with this storm. just amazing the amount of wind here. we saw winds gusting to 80 miles per hour. mount washington over 6,000 feet
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mount washington 132 mile per hour winds last night. yeah, absolutely amazing. amtrak, you can see it coming through parts of the great lakes with snow showers and rain showers. here's rain toward the ohio valley. this front will move our way and it will be a dry front for us. what it will do is reinforce the cooler air. waking up 20r78 morning, few clouds but not bad. 44 degrees at start time tomorrow morning for most area around the metro. cooler maybe in the upper 30s in some of the colder suburbs. 45 by a.m., 47 by 9:00. cool start. high temperatures upper 50s to 60s. fairlily similar to where we are. cooler start, sunny and cool. not quite as breeze i as we have been today. how about the halloween forecast, trick or treating, 59 degrees at 5:00, 55 by 7:00. dropping to 52 degrees by 9:00. so it will shall a cool night for the trick or treaters out there. sun goes down just after 6:00. things will cool fairly quickly. i will be live tomorrow. i have my costumes already
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60 degrees on your tuesday, 58 on wednesday. another cool day wednesday, but then look how we rebound. back to 72 on thursday, 76 on friday. that's ahead of another cold front. that comes through as a back door cold front and look what happens. dropping us back down into the 50s, chance of shower saturday and sunday. not calling for a wash out but something we will continue to watch for you. much more coming up at 4:45, your four zone forecast for halloween. see you back here in a minute. there you go, pat, you got your 70s. >> thanks, doug. it was a great decade, remember? allegations of harassment continue to rock hollywood. >> yeah, now one of d.c.'s favorite shows is on the chopping block as a result. and that's just one of the bombshell allegations that we're tracking this afternoon. >> plus we are getting you ready for halloween. the important things you need to hear to stay safe. whether or not you plan to trick
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another bombshell has shaken the entertainment world today. >> that's right. hours after kevin spacey was accused of sexual harassment, there is word that his popular netflix show house of cards is being canceled. >> let's go right to access hollywood's scott
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in a string of hollywood sex abuse scandals to come to light in recent days, isn't it? >> yes, pat and leon. child store cory feldman has re-ignited his claim against editors in the industry. matt lauer and megyn kelly talking about why he hasn't released the names of pedestr n pedophiles. >> why wouldn't you come out with names? >> i promised in the name to name names. >> never. >> in your book when you were talking about your book you said you were going to blow the lid off. >> why i'm doing this because when i wrote my book the publishers prevented me from writing the names down. >> cory is trying to raise $10 million in the next two months to fund a feature film he wants to produce and direct to expose an alleged ring of hollywood pedophiles. in the wake ever harvey weinstein, a pandora's box seems to be opened and each day brings
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today it's kevin spacey. anthony rapp known for broadway's rent accused spacey of an unwanted sexual advance when rapp was 14 and spacey was 26. spacey responded with this statement. i honestly do not remember the encounter, but if i did behave as he describes, i owe him the sincere est apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior. pat, leon, back to you guys. >> let's get back to that because what has also come out is kevin spacey. in his statement he went on to say he decided he's going to live as a gay man. a lot of people are upset with that. netflix is pulling the plug on house of cards. what are you hearing about all that? >> there is a lot going on right now. there seems to be a real shift in the industry, not just with what's going on with kevin spacey, but people are just not willing any longer to deal with or take activity that this is notng
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themselves. people are standing up for what they feel like is right for them and wrong for them and this just won't fly. >> what else do you have coming up tonight on access, scott? >> we have quite a bit. we are actually -- selena gomez -- talk about a shift. selena gomez and justin bieber back together, possibly, breakfast, after announcing she and the weekend are no longer. >> man, you have got a roller coaster there. >> we have a lot going on out here, man. >> all right. that is for sure. >> we'll be tuning in. >> good seeing you. thanks, scott, scott evans. all right. it is the last line during an opioid overdose. is it always working? a new finding that the nation and our region faces an opioid crisis. >> and this is digital addiction week here at news 4. how much time do you think you spend on your phone? >> chances are it's more than you think. the eye opening realization that our own susan hogan had with her family. nd a
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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. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion even in cases of rape, or incest. john adams: wrong for women's health. wrong for virginia.
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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. back to our breaking news now, a bombshell development today in the ongoing russia probe. three men with connections to the trump administration have been indicted on serious federal charges. >> if you have our app, you got the breaking news alerts. chris lawrence standing by at the live desk for everyone else. chris, what happens next? >> leon, a lot of that
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whether prosecutors use this indictment as leverage to urge manafort and gates to cooperate as witnesses against other targets. just a few hours ago president trump's former campaign chairman pleaded not guilty to a dozen charges, including conspiracy against the united states. paul manafort and his long-time partner richard gates stand accused of making 70 to $80 million from the legal work as unregistered foreign agents of ukraine laundering that money through offshore accounts. and then using the cash to live a lavish life-style back home in the u.s. now, none of the charges have anything to do with their work on the trump campaign and the white house says it has nothing to do with campaign activities. today we also learned a former advisor to that campaign is cooperating with the investigation. george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the fbi, specifically his talks with a russian professor who claimed moscow had dirt on hillary clinton. leon. >> all right, thank you, chris lawrence from the live desk. formerre
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to the opioid crisis has been woefully inadequate. he urged everyone to do more. >> he head lined a speech at johns hopkins today and his visit was kind to the release of a report to his foundation and the bloomberg school of public health. the report includes 49 specific recommendations for how to most effectively combat the epidemic. we have been reporting it extensively on the opioid crisis here at nbc 4. >> yes, that's right. doreen gentzler has been looking at the different impacts this crisis has had and she's joining us now with more information on some brand-new studies that are out today. >> hi, leon and pat. indeed, the american college of emergency physicians is meeting right now and there is some new information that was presented at their meeting. the drug we mostly know as narcan, that's the drug that is administered to people who have overdosed on opioids. well, it has helped survival rates in the case of overdoses, but at least 10% of patients who were re
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dying within the year. that means that it alone is not enough. not by a long stretch. the researchers are recommending that once discharged from the emergency department, patients are at an extremely high risk and need to receive recommendations for counseling and treatment. and there is some interesting new information coming out on the profile of some opioid users. the indiana school of medicine found that a significant number of patients coming into emergency rooms for overdoses have suffered some form of childhood trauma. emergency departments and ems operations are looking to use this data to better shape treatment and referral plans in the future for opioid and iv drug users. we know that emts and emergency rooms are often the first line of defense in this drug crisis, but law enforcement is often on the front lines of this as well. last year we reported on the crisis
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the montgomery county police department. they can help steer users towards treatment. they have an interesting program where, when somebody has an overdose, they don't just administer the narcan and get the person to the emergency room. but they also have their crisis people meeting with that -- meeting with the person and often that's when the family is gathered at the hospital when there is a crisis. they can intervene at an opportune time and have longer lasting results with that. >> because it affects not just the user, the abuser. >> that's for sure. >> the entire family. >> the treatment obviously doesn't need to stop at that particular point. >> no, and, in fact, new treatment is -- that's the time to initiate new treatment that can produce a longer lasting result. but unless you intervene at that moment, as these new numbers show, it can -- the person is very likely to relapse. >> missed the opportunity. >> thank you so much.
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>> okay. well, let's go over to storm team 4 now. it's been a crazy last 24 hours and, doug, that wind is still with us. is it dying down? >> starting to, pat. good news, it's still on the cool side. the wipd adds to the coolness. take a look at reston, beautiful shot. a lot of color on those leaves. that is going to be the case. take a look at these winds. these are the current wind gusts. where you don't have a number you don't have much wind gust now. 18, d.c. 20. gaithersburg and annapolis. we are seeing some wind gusts, 15, 20 miles an hour. starting to die down. that will be the case as we move through the rest of the night. tomorrow your halloween forecast, you'll have more in a second. temperatures in the 50s. sunset tomorrow night, 6:09. if you're in the city, you'll expect this, if you're in the suburbs, something else completely. amelia has your four-zone forecast taking a look at
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at 4:45. >> thanks, doug. a new turn in an investigation into grade tamme tering at a local school system. >> jim and wendy are in the newsroom with more on this. guys? >> hi, guys. coming up at 5:00 today, the investigation centers around allegations that educators were forced to change grades in an effort to boost graduation rates in prince george's county. >> and findings in this case are expected tomorrow, but they may not come without some controversy. our tracee wilkins is explaining the new concerns that the whistle-blowers have about this upcoming report. >> also ahead at 5:00 tonight, the george washington get caught up in that backlash against confederate icons? >> tom sherwood reports on a historic church that is removing two plaques from its sanctuary. one of robert e. lee, the other george washington. so, the reaction tonight from parishioners. >> we'll see you soon with those stories plus a good deal more coming up on a chilly monday. pat and leon, back to you. >> all right, guys. see you in a little bit. >> you know, this time
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streets and sidewalks will be packed with little ghouls and goblins. >> halloween a lot of fun this time of year. things you need to know before it arrives even if you're out there trick or treat being, i
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>> announcer: you're watching news 4 at 4:00. >> robert dee mere owe came to d.c. for some sushi and tommy mcfly is your celebrity 360. last night robert dee near owe was at the upscale celebrity sushi joint. he is an investor in the project. there he is breaking the traditional sushi barrel. and then he gave the most robert da near owe speech of all time. >> glad to be here. the place looks great. it's going to be great, too great. thanks, everybody, for coming. >> kristin bell looked not super thrilled about being her character elsa from frozen. while gwyneth paltro
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gwyneth paltrow from the movie "7." i'm just going to let that sit. if you don't get it, google it. and selena gomez opened up to our very own savannah guthrie on the today show about her kidney transplant. it could be trouble in paradise with her boyfriend the weekend. he has unfollowed selena's mom and some of her friends according to the instagram universe, they still follow each other. tommy mcfly, that's your celebrity 60 on nbc 4. >> all right. >> i'm still trying to get over the halloween costume thing. >> if you don't get it, google it. >> it's okay. we'll do it after the show. thanks, tommy. >> there is a good chance it's within arms reach right now. yes, it is. we're talking about your smartphone. >> that's right. you might even be looking at it right now. believe me, she would be if she could. but just look up for a second and listen up to this. digital addiction. it's affecting more and more families, even our youngsters. the eye opening experience that one of our own just had with her own family. >> plus, a big update
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news 4 i-team. a local teacher recently the focus of an i-team investigation headed to prison now. what he admitted to doing to a form student in court toder narrator: eda 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, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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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. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion
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john adams: wrong for women's health. wrong for virginia. a former d.c. charter school teacher recently profiled in an i-team 4 investigation is heading to prison. >> scott macfarlane joins us now with details on this. scott? >> the crime occurred a decade ago, it recently came to light. alan coleman pleading guilty to sexually abusing his then 14-year-old student while he taught at the kipp d.c. academy. as part of his plea agreement coleman expected to serve three years in prison for this. he declined to answer questions from the i-team this morning. our investigation found kipp d.c. academy chose not to renew coleman's contracts months after this abuse began. amid concerns he was acting, quote, inappop
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we found he began teaching at another d.c. charter school immediately after. kipp d.c. academy told the i-team the inappropriate behavior was professional in nature. scott macfarlane, news 4 i-team. >> nice work. thank you, scott. as you can see, folks, our investigations produce results. a lot of them start with tips from you. if you've got a tip for the news4 i-team, he's' the number to call, 2202-885, 4444. or you can e-mail tips at news 4 i-team.com. >> well, lots of folks looking forward to halloween tomorrow. whether you'll be driving home from work or walking your young people around the neighborhood, tomorrow night we all need to be a little more careful on halloween. >> and we talked with some experts at safe kids worldwide about how everyone can stay safe. news4's chris lawrence here to help you get ready for the big nigh night. i,
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tomorrow night. i need all the help i can get. it's all about visibility, not just for the kids but the folks driving by them. trick or treaters should cross the street at corners, traffic signals and crosswalks. watch outs for cars turning or backing up. make sure they don't get excited and cross the street or go between parked cars. this goes tort digital addiction series. put the phone down, put your head up when you're watching. kids under the age of 12 should not trick or treat without an adult around. if for some reason you can't take them, make sure they go with a group and stay in some familiar areas. when it comes to costumes, safety should trump creativity. but look, you can do both. decorate their costumes and bags with those reflective tape or stickers and substitute face paint for masks which can make it a little tough for kids to see. and maybe have your trick or treaters carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen.
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they're visible to drivers who are going to be out. so, we want them to wear reflective or reflective gear, carry bags, make eye contact with drivers, don't zig zag across the street. >> really, you know, it is just as important for those much us who are going to be behind the wheel. most trick or treaters will be out there sometime between 5:30 and 9:00. so slow down and keep in mind these kids are super excited. they're hopped up on sugar and they may move in some unpredictable ways. we have a whole lot more helpful tips. just open our nbc washington app and search ready for halloween. >> that sugar gets them. every time. >> get them to bed after that. >> can be next to impossible. >> i know some adults who would love to get out there with the glow sticks, too. good advice. thanks, chris. >> are they going to need thermals under their costumes? >> it's not going to be a bad idea. i mean it's going to be little bit of a chilly night out there for halloween. we're going to
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halloween four zone forecast. i love the tips from chris. he's going to be one of those dad's, he is one of those dad's wearing a costume with his kids. i'm doing it. i'm doing it tomorrow, too. i know chris is doing it as well. out there right now this is what we're dealing with. plenty of sunshine, beautiful afternoon. if you like it cool, and again, the average high temperature is in the low to mid 60s. so, 59, yeah, it's cool. but this is close to average now, guys. as we work into cooler weather for the time of year that we're in. 56 degrees at 7:00, dropping to 50 by 11:00. suburbs, you'll be in the low 40s by this time. it's going to be another cool start tomorrow. 58 dulles, 58 manassas, 57 camp springs. radar is all dry with the exception of areas back towards garrett county. they picked up a little bit of snow. the canaan valley in west virginia picked up 8 inches of snow over the weekend from our storm. how about that? they may see a little more with this sis ystem coming through h. it may be a dry front for us, there will be rain for the
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it will reinforce cooler air. tomorrow another cool day. starting out cold at the bus stop, 41 degrees, 51 at recess, 58 by the tiemt you're picking up the kids. you're so excited to get on the costumes they cannot wait and that's why amelia draper has the four zone forecast for you for where you live. >> doug, i'm going to start off in the mountain zone this evening. this is our cool est zone out of storm team 4 four zone forecast. definitely want the extra layer under the kcostume for the kids. only in the mid to upper 40s. that extra layer not just a good idea, may be needed. you may want to grab loves for hagerstown, front royal, luray for trick or treating. the western zone, this is a temperature you can expect between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. 49 in frederick, leesburg, culpepper coming in at 48 degrees. still on the chilly side there with clear skies. here the extra layer would be a good idea. the d.c. metro zone of course washington typicallon
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or treating right around 54 degrees. 50 in bethesda, 51 in alexandria. light winds out there so at least we're not going to be dealing with the breeze. not as cold in the district but probably still want the thermals under the costume. as we head to the eastern zone, the water going to help moderate your temperature so temperatures in the eastern zones in the low to mid 50s. so it's chilly, it's not cold. doug, i know you're going to be out there tomorrow night. you'll have three costumes planned. do we get a preview? what is one of them going to be? >> you get zero preview. there's no preview. this is not pay per view. no, no, you do not get any. i'm thinking now, i'm thinking pulling out maybe four or five or six costumes. i might put a different costume every time you see me. you only do this once. if you do it in the middle of february, you're weird. tomorrow is a good day. halloween 58 degrees. chance of showers late. another system moves in, but that brings in warmer air. look at the temperature on thursday.
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chance of a shower late, and then watching the weekend, we could see it back to our cold front that will bring temperatures down close to 20 degrees on saturday and into sunday. not the best looking weekend, but right now we're not calling it a wash out. we'll talk much more about that. i'll see you back here at 5:00. >> all right, doug. we were working for the community over the weekend. our chuck bell and aaron gilchrist helped emcee and kickoff the walk to end hiv over the weekend. and we want to thank all of you who turned out to be with us on saturday. this event has been around for more than 30 years. it's one of the biggest hiv fund-raisers in the country. and news4 hbc 4 has been a prou partner. >> i can't believe it's one of the biggest in the country. amazing. nice going, guys. now, all this week news 4 is working for you taking a close look at digital addiction. >> so, we're asking this question. what is it about your smartphone
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devices that makes them so addictive? and what is it doing to our brains, our health and our children? >> today consumer reporter susan hogan shows us what you should be doing if your children are constantly walking around with their heads down in their phones. we see this all over the place. >> oh, my gosh. >> you have your kids to play along. >> what did you get me into this time? i asked jack to log every time he used his phone. inside this book, he gave it to me, are pages and pages of times that he logged so halfway into this little project check, he said, mom, take the book. i'm addicted. >> two hours 22 minutes, two hours 30 minutes, four hours 12 minutes. >> each day the hours and minutes add up. >> three hours 35 minutes. >> and up. >> and three hours and 43 minutes. >> whether it's on the weekends or weekdays, jack's phone use is pretty high. and before i asked him to track
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was on it all that much. now that you were forced to log every time you were on the phone, are you like, oh, my gosh, mom, like what -- this is a lot? >> yeah. didn't really think it was this bad. >> jack, don't worry. you're in good company. a recent poll of more than 1200 parents and teens found more than 50% of the kids admitted they're addicted to their smart phones. 80% say they check their phones hourly. >> what are you watching on your phone that you can watch for hours at a time, what are you doing on your phone? >> well, hours at a time, i think on the weekend that day, i was watching some youtube series i like, went back to finish. and also sometimes i like watching netflix and i'll have a series i'm stuck on. >> sohi
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both jack and me. it passes the time. >> uh-huh, until you can figure out something you want to do instead of just looking at your phone. >> that was it, that was it. thank you. >> embarrassed him. >> i tell you, my poor kids. it was funny because when i was talking to jack about this, this is not a punishment definitely. this is kind of one of those exercises i wanted to see. and, you know, even for me, too, and i started to log as well. you don't realize how long you're on your phone. we're actually challenging all of you guys this week as well to do the same thing. and we're going to check in with you each and every day. so, we're not telling you not to be off of social media. we get that. we need our phones to call, to text or whatever. but just be aware of what you're doing and for how long you're doing it. so, you're going to use the #digital addiction every time that you want to do this when you're logging your time and your hours. we'd love to hear from you so check in with us and we'll check in with you guys each and every day as well.
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to hear that just over 80% of adults said they check the phones hourly. that's all? >> yeah, right. >> like every five minutes, every 15 minutes, every 15 seconds or so. >> exactly. >> the definition of addiction, you don't realize how much you're doing it. >> that's right. so that's why log. >> there you go. >> what would we do without them. >> all right, folks, this is just the start of our week long look at digital addiction. coming up tomorrow we'll tell you why you may want to actually hold off on pulling the plug on your kids' video games. and the news4 i-team has a look at our digital addiction is making us vulnerable to crime. >> a man once hired to protect students is headed to prison for going too far with one of them. the update from the news4 i-team on a case we've been tracking for months. >> plus a local hospital under a microscope for the way it treats its patients now there are questions about the mayor's ties to the company that
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right now at 5:00, a woman killed after a 12-year-old jumps from an overpass and lands on her car. >> marissa came across as a very caring and compassionate student. >> we have team coverage tonight as we learn more about the victim. and the irony that surrounds her death. >> and we're digging into questions surrounding the fencing on the overpass and how the tragedy could have been prevented. >> plus, two indictments. one guilty plea. we're breaking down the latest developments in the russia probe and looking at what happens next. >> first tonight at 5:00, the story that will have you looking up every time you go under one of those overpasses on the highway. >> a college student with a promising future is dead after police say a young boy jumped off of one of those bridges on i-66 in fairfax county and landed on her car. >> marissa harris wanted to make counseling young children her
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our darcy spencer is at mary mount university in arlington where harris was working on getting that degree. darcy? >> reporter: yeah, we're here at mary mount university's boston building. this is where she took classes every day, and this is where her teachers and her fellow classmates gathered today to talk about her and the legacy she left behind. >> right now i think the loss is raw. >> reporter: lisa jackson cherry heads the counseling program at mary mount university in arlington. marissa harris was one of her first year graduate students who showed tremendous promise. >> a lot of the students would probably say the same thing, that she's a caring and compassionate friend and student. she's genuine, uses humor, and just very present with whoever she's with. >> reporter: classmates talked about her death today. harris was studying counseling and she died when police say a 12-year-old boy attempting

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