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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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overpass just as she was driving toward it. he landed on her suv. harris's boyfriend was in the passenger seat and steered the car off the highway. harris was 22 years old, a towson university graduate from olney. she had a passion for helping adolescents and young adults. this photo was of a trip she took to budapest last month. she attended a conference and gave a presentation. >> and really reflective of who she wanted to be as a counselor was very similar to who she is as a person, caring, compassionate, genuine, and really just someone that everyone wanted to be around. >> reporter: harris' family said the boy who jumped was the kind of person she had a heart to help, if only she'd had the chance. we did check in earlier today with virginia state police. they say that 12-year-old boy remains in the hospital. we are told at some point he was able to speak to a family member. weve
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family, so we do not know what their side of the story is. virginia state police say they are not releasing any more information about what led up to this tragedy. wendy, back to you. >> and there's nothing, they're not going to charge him with anything? he's a young boy. clearly in a tremendous amount of distress. are police looking at charging, does someone get charged in a situation like this? >> reporter: wendy, virginia state police really aren't saying very much. i mean, they're calling this as a tragic situation. one couldn't imagine that charges would be filed in connection with this case, just considering the fact that this 12-year-old has life-threatening injuries. so, we're not sure if he's going to survive this. obviously his family is at his side. but virginia state police at this point not saying whether they're considering charges in the case, wendy. >> thank you, darcy. and at the time this bridge was built, it was not required to have protective fencing
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since 1963. coming up, our transportation reporter adam tuss is working for you to figure out why the bridge doesn't have the extra protection, why it was not added, and what vdot has planned for it in the near future. >> now, to the big developments in the russia investigation by special counsel robert mueller today, president trump's former campaign chief and two others indicted, and this afternoon paul manafort and his long-time associate rick gates entered not guilty pleas. the pair facing a dozen federal charges including conspiracy against the united states. >> president donald trump was correct. there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> we have also learned about a guilty plea involving another person connected to the trump campaign. news 4's chris lawrence is here with a closer look at that part of the story. chris? >> yeah, jim, his
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released today show he is cooperating with the government. now, these are the first indictments related to the investigation into russia's interference in the election. paul manafort and his business associate rick gates both facing a dozen federal charges including that conspiracy charge. prosecutors accused manafort and gates of lan derring tens of millions of dollars in offshore bank accounts. money they earned by lobbying in ukraine. and speaking to that lobbying work, they are accused of failing to register as foreign agents and making false statements to federal investigators. we are also learning more about the other trump campaign advisor's guilty plea. george papadopoulos has served as a foreign policy advisor to the campaign and according to these newly unsealed court documents, he secretly pled guilty earlier this month. papadopoulos admitted to making false statements to the fbi about contacts that he had with russians connected to the kremlin. that included communication with
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offered dirt on hillary clinton. one democrat on the house intelligence committee says, these new revelations raise some other concerns. >> it also shows me two other things. it shows, one, that he was willing to lie to the fbi when first confronted, and then only came around once they, you know, confrontsed him with additional evidence. that makes me wonder, these witnesses that we're bringing into congress, how truthful are they being with us if they're willing to lie, you know, under oath to an fbi agent. >> reporter: well, today the white house said -- called papadopoulos a volunteer who served on a campaign advisory committee that only met one time. as for manafort and gates, sources tell nbc news the unsealed indictment does not include any future charges against the two men because the special counsel's investigation still remains pretty active. jim? >> chris lawrence, chris, thank you. and we invite you to keep dit here on news 4 for coverage in the next hour. we'll be talking live with nbc legal analyst
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this case and where things go from here. >> we are following new developments in president trump's controversial ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. federal judge in washington has blocked that ban from taking effect until the lawsuits involving several transgender service members are resolved. they sued after the president signed a memorandum this summer calling for the d.o.d. to stop recruiting transgender individuals. the president also called for a halt to payments on gender reassignment surgeries. >> and strong winds and heavy rain across our region overnight. some of us saw the most rain we've seen in weeks. doug kammerer is in the storm center. so, doug, what can we look forward to next? >> well, most locations picking up over an inch of rain and as you mention we needed the rain across our region. now looking forward to some cool nights ahead. more fall-like weather the next couple days all because of the storm system that came through. anoer
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yesterday. look at this, just a monster of a storm. 80 mile an hour winds in parts of new england. then we are watching this storm system here, much weaker storm, but it's just another showing of some cooler air that's moving our way. look at these temperatures. right now 59 d.c., 43 columbus, ohio, 44 pittsburgh. that cooler air will continue to settle in across our region. cool night tonight and that is going to lead to a cool halloween, too. so tracking your halloween forecast i'll take you hour by hour. then who wants the 70s back? remember the 70s? what a great decade that was. >> yeah, you can have it. well, police are trying to track down three people in an attack that apparently started with road rage. this was friday evening in woodbridge. we are told two men and a woman followed a teenager to his home on gaskony place then forced their way inside. once inside they apparently attacked the teenager and two other people. investigators say the woman had a gun, one of the guys had
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they drove off in a black honda civic with a yellow stripe on the side. >> now to a brazen act of violence in the district, bullets went through the window of a popular carry out restaurant right in the middle of the day. news4's derrick ward is live near the scene in southeast washington. so, derrick, there was another shooting just a couple miles from where you are now. what is going on there? >> reporter: well, a lot to tell you the truth. we're here at the intersection now, 2400 martin luther king avenue. you see how busy it is now? it was like this at 11:00. that's when those two men were shot just over there on that corner. the targets, the people shot, they may or may not have been random. >> we're unsure right now. it is very early in the investigation tz. >> reporter: but the bullets passed they were random. one passed through the window at the door front of a popular carry-out. another ended up half a block away on martin luther king avenue, way too close for
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>> we shouldn't be dealing with a dam shooting in the middle of the day. >> reporter: police say two adult males were wounded in the shooting. they put out surveillance video from nearby businesses. they're looking for this car. >> a newer model four-door vehicle, possibly a honda genesis. >> reporter: a still photo appears to show someone pointing a gun from inside the car. people on the block say this has them shaken. >> i could have been walking down here getting shot. >> reporter: while wrapping up this crime scene, word of another shooting on 6th street southeast it was 1:15 when two adults were shot here. both victims were conscious and breathing, but the community, you can say it's in critical condition. >> we're in a state of emergency with this crime. we had over 13 people shot in the last eight, nine days and it's out of control. >> reporter: no word on three being any connection between the two shootings, but by the end of the morning a total of four people had been shot. troubling for any community at any time of day, but particularly along martin luther king where folks count themselves as for the nat
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stray bullet wasn't meant for them. and again, police don't have any indication at this point that these shootings were related, but of the four people shot here, all of them are expected to survive. we are live in southeast, derrick ward, news 4, back to you. >> violence in the week. derrick, thank you. a new turn in an investigation into grade tampering in a local school system. findings in this case are expected tomorrow. our tracee wilkins explains why they may not come without controversy. >> plus is the recommended medication for women during pregnancy a new study raising concerns about a seat minute finish and behavioral issues in children. >> and an nbc news exclusive. selena gomez talks about her emergency kidney transplant. >> that was it. i didn't want -- >> ahead what she shares and the details of what would be a life
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or death situation in their first tv interviesince that w
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ralpand 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.
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alarming details in the investigation into possible grade tampering within the prince george's county school system and a story you'll see only here on news 4. our bureau chief tracee wilkins found out what one whistle blower found in their high school. she's live for us in upper marlboro to explain. tracee? >> reporter: this whistle blower goes into
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basically says after investigators went into their first school, word spread. when other high schools found out what they were looking for, they started to make some changes in their records. the maryland state board of education awaits a report on investigation into inflated graduation rates in prince george's county. but one high school employee tells news 4 the investigation is tainted because after auditors visited their first high school, word spread, and the following high schools fixed records. in an e-mail obtained by news 4, a whistle blower who works for a prince george's county high school wrote state investigators saying, another high school called over to the school and told us that you were looking for the last two years' worth of tallies for the seniors. most of the schools had not done them so schools were calling around to other schools to get them done before he all came. by tallies, they're referring to the record of earned credits for graduation. the whistle blower goes on to write, there were numerous tallies that were not completed and are still not
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worked on were properly dated and some were not dated at all. the entire guidance office was shut down the entire day because we needed to get our files in order before you came to the school. >> when allegations are made through the media or through other means without providing information to the system, we can't correct it. >> reporter: prince george's county school spokesperson john white said the system has not been made a wafer of any of these allegations. he would have liked for the whistle blower to have reported it to the school system's anonymous hot line. >> the more voices we have, the more certainty there is that it will be an honest and transparent process. >> reporter: school spokes men say had they known about these allegations and found them to be true, they could have taken some correcttive action immediately. j now, in that e-mail we saw the investigators respond to the whistle blower and thanked the whistle blower for the
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tomorrow is when the report is supposed to go to the state board of education. by the close of business, we are still waiting on information on how that is going to be dispersed to the media so we can share it with you. they are saying this is unprecedented so they need to look at the report to decide exactly how to best do that. reporting live in upper marlboro, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> all right, tracee, thank you. >> it is the go-to pain medication for pregnant women. but a new study is linking acetaminophen to issues in children. they find mothers using acetaminophen during pregnancy were sclietly more likely to have children diagnosed with attention deficit, hyperactivity disorder. it is important to note that the link is confined to longer term use. particularly a month or longer. acetaminophen is best known by the brand name tylenol. but it is an active ingredient in a lot of pain relievers that are over the counter. >> open enrollment for the affordable care act begins on wednesday, but the trump administration isn't making it easy for people to sign
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enrollment period in half to just 45 days, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. the white house claims the outreach programs waste money and don't produce enough sign-ups. advocates of obamacare call it sabotage and want to remind people that the affordable care act is still the law of the land. >> it was an emotional interview this morning. singer and actress selena gomez opening up about her lifesaving kidney transplant. >> she shared that news with her instagram followers last month saying she would soon share the details in a candid interview this morning with savannah guthrie. she did just that. >> here's part of the interview where gomez and her best friend and kidney donor francia take us through their journey starting with the eager desire to save her best friend's life. >> i called her assistant and i said, give me the information. i want to do this. >> how are you feeling in tha
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moment? >> 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 electrify. i thought of asking somebody to do that was really difficult for me. >> you feel that she saved your life. >> because she did. that's it. i guess i got to the point where it was, it was really kind of life or death. >> she volunteered and did it and let alone somebody wanting to volunteer is incredibly difficult to find a match. the fact that she was a match, i mean that's unbelievable. that's not real. >> gomez was diagnosed with lupus five years ago. that is an autoimmune disease and that attacked her kidneys. she says that since the transplant her 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 dowo
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years. >> here at the live desk we're getting an update on one of the most popular tv shows in the area. you probably heard the show netflix house of cards is ending the season. netflix released a statement saying that decision was made before allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced around kevin space i. obviously he plays the show's main character. now, the reason we are telling you this and why it goes beyond just if you're a fan of the show. they film a lot of that show around the baltimore area so this decision is going to affect some of the production crews there in maryland. wendy? >> yes, it will. thank you, chris. this is a moment that went viral. you may have seen this guy grab the home run ball from the woman next to him, his sister-in-law, and throw it back onto the field. we're going to have the story behind that. >> and about this time tomorrow, some streets will be filled with kids out trick or treating. doug is letting you know how they should be dressed. we'll get a hint on what h
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had he has three different costumes, wendy. >>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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okay, clarification. doug has more than three costumes ready for tomorrow night. >> yeah, absolutely. >> all right. >> every time you see me, i might be -- >> every 15 minutes. >> i might be something
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do it. >> obviously we're talking about halloween. it's a great time-out there to have fun with this. obviously tomorrow. it's going to be a little bit on the cool side so you'll need the extra layer under the costumes if you're making your way out for trick or treating especially for the kids. now a nice evening if you like the fall weather. wendy loves it. what did we say, it's sweater and boots weather. >> sweater and boots weather. i have my sweater and boots on. i'm happy, this is my uniform. get used to it. >> temperature wise, guys, we're sitting at 58 degrees. first off i want to show you the storm that hit our area yesterday. but it hit connecticut even harder. parts of new england now about a million people without power, numerous trees down. we saw winds gusting upwards ever 70 to 80 miles per hour in and around the boston area. in and around providence rhode island, parts of connecticut, trees down everywhere up there. they're going to be cleaning up for days if not weeks from this storm that came through just happened to come through on the
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our weather starting to calm. winds out of the southwest at 9 mile per hour. 59 degrees the current temperature. temperatures in the rest of the region already starting to cool. it's going to be a cool night tonight. 58 fredericksburg, 56 honeytown. get ready for temperatures going down in the 30s. notice the radar clear here. to the west a few showers. this is part of a frontal boundary that is trying to move our way. there's the big storm. that's the one that made its way through here yesterday. it is exiting parts of new england right now. in behind we have another storm system. you can see this frontal boundary right in here. this cold front is going to be making its way our way. actually just give us a reinforcing shot of cooler air as we move through tomorrow. tomorrow morning waking up to cool numbers. 47 in the a.m., some cooler in the suburbs. 45 about the 8:00, 47 by 9:00. upper 50s to around 60, very much like
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a little breeze i. not a bad halloween forecast for you at all. lets 578 lo let's look at the evening hours. in the suburbs you'll be in the 40. in the if i 52 degrees. suburbs i'm going 46 degrees at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. so it's going to be a cool one out there for the kids. a closer look at this coming up at 5 bei:45. 58 on wednesday, slight chance of shower. another front moves through but that brings warmer air in behind it. 72 on thursday, 76 on friday. chance of a late shower as another front moves in. look how this cools things for saturday. high of 59, back door cold front comes through. chance of showers saturday and sunday. not a wash out right now, but another storm system that we'll be watching for you over the next couple of days. once again a closer look at halloween coming up at 5:45. >> two indictments, one arrest.
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interference in our election. a look at what is next. >> also tonight, patient care at a d.c. hospital under a microscope today. and there are now questions about d.c. mayor's ties to the company running that hospital. >> it was hard to protect students in school. he's now charged with sexually abusng one of i
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news 4 at 5:00. >> the big stories we're following at 5:30, friends and colleagues say a woman killed by a boy trying to commit suicide wanted to counsel adolescents like that boy. police say the 12-year-old jumped off the cedar lane overpass this weekend and hit the car driven by marissa harris. coming up at 5:45, adam tuss will be looking at why there wasn't more protective fencing on that bridge. >> violent day in the district. two men shot on martin luther king avenue southeast. bullets pierced the glass of a popular carry-out spot and landed out pavement nearby. hours later two more people were shot a couple of miles away. police haven't said if those two shootings are connected. >> and an e-mail obtained by news4, a prince george's county school employee is claiming some student records were changed even while independent state auditors were investigating possible grade tampering within the system. school counselors and others allegedly made the changes after
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looking for. >> two people connected to president trump's campaign enter not guilty pleas this afternoon to federal charges related to the robert mueller investigation. >> paul manafort and his long-time business associate rick gates are accused of money laundering and lying to the feds. these charges predate manafort joining the donald trump presidential campaign. manafort came on board in march of 2016. two months later he became the campaign manager. but less than a month after the convention, he resigned. >> president trump responding today on his favorite medium, twitter, trying to put the focus on his former rival hillary clinton. he also added, quote, no collusion. these are the first charges related to robert mueller's probe into russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. but that investigation is far from over. joining us now with some insight into where things could go is
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let's start if we can, ari, with the charges leveled against manafort today. they are not directly related to the campaign. could we see additional charges or could this be the special counsel just trying to leverage potential witnesses? >> we could see additional charges. these are charges against basically two individuals for lying about the money they got, lying about the taxes they evaded, and lying about their role as agents of a foreign power. that is something obviously when you're running a an american campaign could ultimately be a conflict, could be an issue although it is not put in the indictments as the criminal problem as what is sometimes referred to as collusion. and so what you then also have is this guilty plea from the other individual saying that he lied to the feds about his dealings with russians. >> robert mueller has only been at this five months. does it seem like things are moving fast or slow? >> looks very fast to me. we haveo
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investigations in the corporate and the government sphere that take far longer, years, not months. there are a couple reasons for this. number one, we know that he's building on cases that were developed before he got there, including the financial crimes that we just discussed. two, he has a president who i think it's fair to say is somewhat unusual and has comported himself in manners that have probably been beneficial to paul manafort -- excuse me, to bob mueller making headway. for example, we don't know whether investigators will ultimately look at the firing of the fbi director as something that was impeding the investigation, but it certainly is something you end up investigating and squeezing other witnesses about. and i think everyone understands, no other president has ever removed an fbi director this way without a stated cause. so, for a range of factors, some, the history and some i think it's fair to say this president, i think bob mueller has had more than the average amount of material to work with. >> and you mentioned that other um
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already pleaded guilty. what can you tell us about george papadopoulos and his connection to this probe? >> this is the most fascinating thing. and nobody was expecting this today. he was picked up in july in the summer and arrested. he became a cooperating witness we learned today. he copped to a plea deal lying to the feds about being offered dirt on hillary clinton including e-mails from russia as well as setting up a putin-trump meeting that he lied about, admitted lying about. all of that is in the guilty plea. the big question hanging over it, what else did he tell bob mueller? we're learning this because they chose to unseal it and clearly they were good at keeping it a secret in the summer. no one in the legal reporting spaces knew about this. that gives you an inkling where this may go. as we said people are presumed innocent. the other two individuals will get their day in court. none of this ties a line directly to collusion at the top of the white house. but it does show somebody
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russians. i think it's farp to sir to say not good. >> interesting on a big monday. ari mel burg. thank you very much. we invite you to keep it here for all the latest developments in the russia probe. nightly news with lester holt after news4 at 7:00 tonight. >> this is a case the news 4 i-team has been tracking for months, and here is scott macfarlane to tell you the latest. >> wendy, mark led the security team at richard montgomery high school in rockville until he was arrested for sexually abusing a teenage girl there. a judge today sentenced him to a year and a half in prison and ordered him to register as a sex offender and ordered he never again work with children. a news 4 i-team investigation this august revealed a deeper problem here. he is one of a fast-growing number of unlicensed school employees who have admitted sex misconduct with students
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media technicians and para educators needn't get a license to work in all local schools and safety experts say that's a risk because employees who must first get a license risk more than arrest, but their entire careers if they engage in misconduct. jim? >> thank you. the quality of care at the only d.c. hospital east of the river is being called into question again tonight. it comes after a patient died at united medical center. an audio of his final moments were recorded as he pleaded for help. news 4's mark segraves has our story. >> reporter: the most recent incident, a 47-year-old man in the nursing home section of the united medical center, was found by a nurse, complaining of trouble breathing. in an audiotape recording obtained by the washington post, the patient can be heard pleading for help in the moments before he dies. as a nurse argues with another patient rather an
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this comes after a series of other recent problems. in august, the department of health suspended the hospital's license to deliver and care for babies. in september, the washington post reported that consultants hired by mayor bowser to manage the hospital were charging taxpayers $7400 a month for travel and lodging including stays at national harbor. yesterday the mayor's office announced that george washington university hospital will take over management of the emergency room. and today the post reported that there is now an investigation into how that patient died and whether it was properly reported. councilmembers had lots of questions for the private company veritas which is paid millions by the city to manage the hospital. >> we have a situation in which there could be a preventable death. >> reporter: wayne oversees the contract with veritas with the district. he said they aredo
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death of the patient asking for hem is unacceptable. >> absolutely the public should be outraged and i think what the hospital has done in this situation is very appropriate. they have disciplined the employees who were involved. >> reporter: the representative for veritas said they have a plan for opening the obstetrics department next month. the plan for gw medical to take over the medical emergency room and inpatient care should be in place by the first of the year. in the district, mark segraves, news 4. >> it is just a shovel full of dirt, but it's a big deal. some local workers, it could change your morning commute as well. the project that will bring about 4,000 jobs into prince george's county. >> plus the nats make it official today. sheree burruss will join us live with what you need to know about the team's new manager. you're watching news4 at 5:00. amelia? spae take >> take a look tomorrow evening in washington, 54 degrees. sunset at 6:10. it will be much cooler
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the beltway. i'll be breaking down ralph northawhm: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, 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.
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online and thought pretty jerk move. but there is more to this story. >> yeah, i'm still looking at the jerk. yahoo! sports caught up with the fans. turns out the guy who grabbed the ball, that's the woman's brother-in-law and they are both astros fans. and when she caught the dodger's homer, she planned to throw it back, but her brother-in-law thought she was taking too long to do that so he just grabbed it out of her hands. and you can see the guy sitting -- standing next to her was trying -- going, no, no, give it -- let her do it. >> aggressive move there. looked pretty jerky. a e >> i'm not going to quote what he said afterwards. i'm not allowed to. he's kind of a jerk. too bad they didn't throw her a baseball bat. >> exactly. smack him. >> smack him with it. anyway, well, while on the subject of baseball for the third time in three years, the nationals are about to introduce a new manager. he comes from a familiar foe. sheree burruss is in the ws
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even technically over and the nationals are moving on to next season by announcing their new manager. dave martinez was a coach for the chicago cubs, now taking over the nats. this will be his first time as a manager in the big leagues. martinez and the nationals agreeing to a three-year deal with a fourth year option. what he lacks in experience as a manager he makes up as a player and a coach. helping he led the chicago cubs to a world series last season and the 53-year-old played 16 seasons including four years with the montreal expos. a statement saying in part, quote, we came away from the process feeling like there was absolutely no one better suited who matched to what this organization needs right now. the team announced a press conference for thursday at nationals park to introduce him. from the newsroom, sheree burruss, news4 sports. >> i'm tom sherwood
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this plaque of robert e. lee was put up in 1870. and this one of george washington was put up at the same time. now both are coming down. why? coming up. >> plus an investigation into what police say is an attempted suicide by a 12-year-old by jumping off a bridge overpass. up next, the questions this case is raising about overpass security and safety and what highway crews a re 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. ♪ [doorbell] ♪
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staff and students at mary mount university are remembering marissa harris today. police tell us a 12-year-old boy attempting suicide jumped off the cedar lane bridge on i-66 this weekend. the boy hit harris' car and the impact killed her. harris was going for a graduate degree in clinical counseling at mary mount. professors say she wanted to make helping add less engts
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young adults with mental illness her life's mission. >> so many questions. why was the boy able to get over the railing of that bridge in the first place? transportation reporter adam tuss live tonight on the cedar lane overpass with a look at the protection on that particular bridge. adam? >> reporter: that's right, wendy. you can take a look right here and see that that 12-year-old was easily able to get across the bridge right here down onto 66 below. in fact, the only fencing is right there in the middle of the bridge and that's because the federal railroad administration requires fencing over their metro tracks. that's the only tall fencing on this bridge. the cedar lane overpass was built in 1963, and back then fences weren't required all the way across a span like this. >> it met the standards when it was built back in the '60s. so, you know, we followed the standards that were in place at the time. >> reporter: susan shaw with vdot said if the bridge were to be built now, howev i
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all the way across. >> in today's world we look at if there's pedestrian facilities across a new bridge. we would provide pedestrian fencing. >> and that's the standard maryland highway crews say they also adhere to. new bridge with a pedestrian crossing gets a fence all the way across. as for other older structures that are still particularly vulnerable, aaa has weighed in. >> the best the government can do is to determine if some of those overpasses have been used before. if they have, put up some kind of barrier. research shows that that actually cuts down ultimately on the number of attempted suicides. >> reporter: cedar lane overpass is actually going to be completely replaced when the i-66 express lane project starts outside the beltway. that work is going to start to ramp up in the coming months. and back live on the cedar
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regulations basically leave a lot up to the local jurisdictions. we have a lot of overpasses that look like this in our region, guys, and really it's up to the local dots to make the determination if these older structures need to have more protective fencing. back to you. >> such a tragedy. all right, adam tuss. thank you, adam. a federal agency will bring 3700 jobs into prince george's county when it moves its headquarters. today, local and federal leaders broke ground on the new u.s. citizenship and immigration services building. this building is part of the department of homeland security and will be built in camp springs, maryland. next to the branch avenue metro station. maryland leaders say it's a big boost for prince george's county. >> uscis and the 3700 good paying jobs it will bring will also be an economic catalyst for the surrounding community. >> the new facility will save the agency nearly 21 1/2 million dollars. it's expected to open in 2020.
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>> two american women are back on dry land. they arrived in japan today after they were stranded on that sailboat in the middle of the pacific ocean with their dogs for nearly five months. as nbc's lucy kavanagh explains, they are already making plans for the future. >> reporter: overjoyed at their first glimpse of dry land after a harrowing ordeal at sea. surrounded by their rescuers, the uss ash land crew, jennifer appel and tasha fuiava and their boys valentine and zeus are finally one step closer to home. >> when we saw the navy, we were like, yes! someone who can actually help us! >> reporter: describing the dramatic moment when their desperation turned to joy, rescued by the u.s. navy after five months stranded at sea. >> you saw the image of blowing kisses, being ever so grateful. we had tears going down our eyes. okay, they see us. >> reporter: the women left from
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heading for tahiti, but a storm on may 30th swamped their engine and broke their mast. they were picked up 900 miles southeast of japan, arriving safely at okinawa this morning. their rescuers now friends. >> everybody here, you're my new best friend. you are so awesome. >> reporter: for months they drifted helplessly in the pacific. their 50 foot sailboat didn't make it, but the pair undaunted by their ordeal. >> we would like to build the unsinkable unbreakable boat. we never got to see the 20,000 islands. i think that would be the most fantastic trip for may of next spring. >> the pair will be in quarantine for the next 24 hours or so, so it's not clear when they'll make it back to hawaii. but after months of living a nothing but pasta and oatmeal, they say the first thing they want to do when they get back home is dinner at the cheese cake factory. lucy kavanagh, nbc news, london.
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>> and that's a meal that would last them for five months. the cheese cake factory. i'm curious if someone wants to tell us, why in quarantine if you're out in the middle of the ocean forever. what are you going to catch out there? okay. >> no idea. >> all right, doug. >> nih can write us and tell us. >> tomorrow a lot riding on this forecast here. >> a lot -- >> moms and dad's, trick or treating. >> but there are no issues with the forecast, jim handly. >> let's turn on your mic. >> it's on. oh, it's on, baby. it is on. >> okay. >> let's show you what's happening out there now. a very nice day. we'll continue to see nice conditions right on through the night tonight and into tomorrow. if you like today, i think tomorrow kind of a carbon copy with the exception of the wind. we will not see nearly as much wind. 59 degrees right now. we are dealing with plenty of sunshine out there, but that sun going down in about the next 18 minutes or so. cool conditions, 56 degrees, 7:00, 53 by 9:00. down to 50 at 11:00, thau
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low to mid 40s. 57 in rockville, 59 leesburg, manassas coming in at 58 degrees. cool night for sure. now, we are looking at clear skies here. notice some shower active. we're actually watching a frontal boundary. it's a cold front back to the west. it is going to provide us with another reinforcing shot of cooler air. now, it's not going to get much colder but we are going to see a cool night tonight as this moves on through. a few clouds coming from there but we're not expecting much in the way of rain from that. most of it staying dry. tomorrow starting off with some sunshine and really sun all day. a few clouds as the front continues to move on through. 41 degrees at the bus stop. 54 by recess and by the time you pickup the kids, 58 degrees. but they are going to be so excited, so excited to be coming home and get on those costumes, amelia. i don't know how many costumes you have i must have at least a dozen. >> i'll be wearing my meteorologist outfit tomorrow, doug, and you can handle all the costumes. in all seriousness as we look to tomorrow for trick or treating, the weather is going to be nice. it's not perfect.
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cool side. take a look. i want to walk you through zone by zone starting you off in the mountain zone. areas like luray, martinsburg, winchester, hagerstown. temperatures for trick or treating, take a look, in the mid 40s. you definitely need that extra layer under the kids costume. consider bringing out the gloves as well. as we head into our western zone, frederick and leesburg, temperatures for trick or treating right around 49. warren ton coming in at 48. probably a good idea in the western zone to have that extra layer as well. clear and chilly out there as we look to the d.c. metro, of course washington, the warm est spot 54 degrees for the trick or treaters at that point, 54 in bethesda, 49 in bowie. light winds tomorrow night. just like doug was talking about, the winds today, we're not going to be dealing with them thankfully tomorrow for the trick or treaters. and the eastern zone, the water there will help keep temperatures in the low to mid 50s. so chilly but not cold. doug, i know you're saying you're up to about six costumes now. i
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be there. we have to have callie coming back. we enjoyed her on news 4 at cox farms last week. >> a lot of people enjoyed that a little more nthan i did. they will be there with me. i will be live trick or treating in the neighborhood. you have to join me as well. 60 degrees on your tuesday halloween. 58 degrees on wednesday. chance of showers light. we move into the 70s. 72 on thursday, 76 on friday. chance of a shower late friday, but most of the day dry. saturday and sunday, watching another system. a back door cold front that will come through and lower the temperatures. saturday high only in the mid to upper 50s. rather breezy conditions here, back to 70 by monday. yes, as we mention i will be live tomorrow for halloween all afternoon. got some great costumes you have to check out. so, i will see you th. >>en l
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halloween has come early to the white house. that's president trump and the first lady melania handing out candy as we speak. this is a live picture. to trick or treaters there. we think these are probably children of either journalists or of the staff there, but it looks very festive and halloweeny. and it's still light out there. so, that's always good news. a very old church in alexandria is facing a very new problem. the recent violence in charlottesville is prompting christchurch to remove
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george washington and confederal general robert e. lee. as news4's tom sherwood reports, the plaques will be removed but they will be preserved. >> reporter: organist jason, the historic 244-year-old christchurch filled with music. >> this is the george washington family pew. >> reporter: the church director showing news 4 the george washington pews. in 1942, president franklin roosevelt, winston church hill and eleanore roosevelt sat here for a national day of prayer. >> we're very proud of the history of having our country's founder as a parishioner here at our church. >> reporter: but now the church leaders have decided this 1870 wall plaque for george washington and its twin plaque of robert e. lee who worshipped here will come down, repositioned somewhere abe from this prominent altar wall. general lee has become a distraction.
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the church deciding the charlottesville violence last august. >> how does george washington get caught up with robert e. lee? >> we want to put them both together in places where we can tell the story of their religious history. >> reporter: a large washington plaque will remain at the entrance to the church, as will smaller historical markings like the place lee kneeled at the altar. >> some people are going to be angry with us. >> reporter: and some are. >> i think that they should remain. i think they were parishioners here and they are entitled to have their memory intact. >> it seems silly to me. you know, we have george washington to thank for this country. >> when i go to church, i don't focus on the politics of it. i just don't. i go for me. >> reporter: the twin plaques will remain until the church decides their next placement in coming months. in alexandria, tom sherwood, news 4. >> announcer: news4 at 6:00 begins with breaking
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>> shock waves still reverberating across washington after the first charges are filed in special counsel robert mueller's investigation into russian election meddling. president trump tried to silence the scandal on twitter as his former campaign chairman attempted to duck reporters outside his home. but this investigation is far from over. today's developments are significant because we learned there are not one, but two criminal cases underway in federal court. >> and although president trump distanced himself from paul manafort in recent months, manafort did help him secure the republican nomination. here's a look back. >> we are really now in the final stretch. 3 1/2 months, and paul manafort has done an amazing job. he's here someplace. where is paul? [ applause ] >> paul manafort. i know mr. manafort, haven't spoken to him for a long time. he was with the campaign a short time, relatively short period of time. i've kno h


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