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night. now, just about 30 minutes or so, president trump sent out a tweet saying it looked like another attack by a sick and demented person, and then writing in all caps, not in the usa. we've also seen a tweet from first lady melania trump. incidentally, the first lady is actually in new york city right now. we have confirmed with her office that she was there for a series of already planned meetings. she tweeted that her heart goes out to all of those affected and they are continuing to monitor the situation. now take a look at this tweet we saw from ivanka trump. she called the situation in new york city absolutely heart breaking. now, as you guys know, of course this is something that's personal for the trump family. president trump, of course, born and raised in new york. he's a new yorker. his daughter is a new yorker. in fact, trump tower there in mid town manhattan is only about 7 miles away give or take from where all of this is unfoldtion down in tribeca. so, this is something very deeply personal for the president. and as you know, it also comes at a time where president trump is getting ready to take off on a v
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overseas. he's heading to asia this friday. he'll be gone for about two weeks. this is something the president is going to continue watching from the white house. we know that the white house is going to keep watching as well. they are going to continue briefing the president throughout the evening as necessary, and we could expect to hear from him on this sometime tomorrow. guys, back to you. >> blayne alexander, thank you. >> bike paths, restaurants, shopping malls, all soft targets. >> unprotected places. packed with people where you and your family are vulnerable. police protect these places with patrols and extra officers are brought in for events that draw big crowds. drills are held for emergency workers to practice responding to emergencies at soft targets. federal, state and local governments worked together to find people plotting attacks, but the best line of defense is often you. if you see something unusual, you should say something to police. our team coverage continues
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[000:01:58;00] she is in georgetown where security is certainly top of mind as people are gathering for halloween festivities around our area. jackie, what's the scene there like? >> reporter: absolutely. you use that term soft targets. what, certainly a concern, if nothing else, for the people in charge of the annual halloween celebration here in georgetown. i want to show you. now, in past years the streets here have been closed, but take a look. this tonight, this is all that is going to separate this from the crowds, the people that will be walking through here from cars that will be passing through these streets that are open. so, a very, very narrow margin for error. something new we want to tell you about this year is they have brought in d.c. public works trucks. the plan is to use those to block some of the side streets, some of the numbered streets to prevent people from coming down
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those streets onto the areas of m street andis which is where most of the revellers gather. we have new just in the last few moments a statement from the d.c. police department. we are going to put that up on the screen so you can read it, too. it says the metropolitan police department is aware of the situation unfolding in new york city and remains vigilant to any potential threats that may affect the d.c. area. we are actively working in coordination with our local and federal law enforcement partners as well as homeland security agencies to ensure the safety of all visitors and residents. we have been told that the d.c. police chief will be here at 8:00 tonight to both observe what is going on here and to make a statement to us, talk a little bit more about that. but again, as you can see behind me, there is the slow but very steady process of clearing these streets here because certainly they don't want anyone parking during this, to keep the streets open during the georgetown halloween festivities tonight. and what the officials on the scene are telling us, they are telling the bouncers outside of these restaurants and bars, if
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you see something, say something. because, as we've seen, that can play a big difference in the outcome of the situation. live in georgetown, jackie benson, news 4. >> all right, thank you, jackie. and we hope you'll keep it here on news4. we'll have much more coverage throughout this hour, both on air and online this evening as this deadly attack in new york continues to develop. >> we have two other breaking stories right now. take a look at this picture. it shows a reporter being arrested for getting too close to one of the men hoping to be virginia's next governor. ed gillespie's campaign says reporter mike stark was too close to their candidate. gillespie is a republican running for governor. stark, who works for share blue media claims the arrest was violent. police charged him with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. >> in maryland, a 73-year-old man has died after a dramatic crash in prince george's county last week. the victim is isaiah pugh. he was critically injured when a car slammed into babe's boys
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tavern in investigator says the driver lost control of the car while attempting to make a left turn on marlborough pike. five others were hurt here. a young man's heart is broken, but his heart is mending. >> that word tonight from a local teenager who was critically injured in an awful accident last month. a large food truck ran a stop sign, t-boned his family's car. this on evergreen mills road. it killed his mother. >> only on news 4, we hear about the ordeal as work is underway to make the road safer for others. our bureau chief julie carey has his story. >> you live here in northern virginia? >> reporter: on his 54th day, ben caplan gets a visit from virginia's lieutenant governor and jokes about the stapled scars circling his head about how his hair is growing back. >> do you like my mullet? >> i do like it, yeah. >> reporter: this was a horrible scene on september 8th when a
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man d a food truck ran a stop sign and slammed into the caplan's vehicle. erin caplan was killed. ben, his two little sisters and his grandma, also badly hurt. >> it's been tough. i have a broken heart over the loss of my mother. but every day gets a little better. >> reporter: the community has embraced the caplan family raising tens of thousands of dollars to help with medical costs. >> oh, it's meant the world to me. the man who hit our car, he taught me about the evil in the world, but seeing all these kind actions has really taught me that the world can be very nice, too. >> reporter: ben was heartened, too, when we told him about the work vdot is doing to improve safety on watson and evergreen mills roads. work underway today to fortify the shoulder. and the loudoun sheriff's office hitting hard with an enforcement campaign. >> it's difficult when we have so much traffic in this
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community. out the speed control signs that also gather data about how people are driving, about traffic volume so they can decide the best times to patrol. >> too many cars, people driving recklessly, speed, people not paying attention while they're driving. >> reporter: the deputy hopes the evergreen mills road accident will convince drivers to slow down and focus. listen to what ben caplan says. >> i just don't want anyone to go through what i've gone through. it's, it's really hard. >> reporter: now, ben caplan is the only member of his family still in the hospital, but here is the good news. today he is going to be leaving a nova children's hospital and moving on to a rehab facility where he hopes to continue his incredible progress and get back to his senior year at briar woods high school. back to you, doreen, now in the studio. >> he has a strong will to fight back. julie carey, thank you. it has been one of the most viewed stories on the nbc
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washington app after a young boy jumped from a highway overpass. he killed the woman in the car below. meanwhile, the community where the boy lived is struggling to understand why they didn't see any warning signs. news4's meagan fitzgerald talked to students and parents still devastated by the news. >> reporter: neighbors describe the area around cedar lane in vienna as a family friendly community. where kids walk home from school. including a 12-year-old boy who police say jumped from this overpass on saturday. we spoke about his uncle who didn't want to go on camera. >> he happy. so, you know nobody, so he go -- he said, johnny, where are you going? i'm walk. okay, boy. so, i walk. okay, boy. the same for every day. >> reporter: his uncle was told by virginia state police that his nephew jumped over this
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overpass, crashing onto an suv, killing 22-year-old studying clinical counseling at mary mount university and had dreams of helping young children, but she never got the chance. >> i don't know. i don't know what happened. >> reporter: so many questions still remain while family members and an entire community try to get through their pain. fairfax county public schools sent a letter to middle school and high school parents. it says in part, quote, in any crisis situation, students experience a variety of reactions at different times, some requiring very little support, others requiring much more. it's important to know that resources and support are available. now, as far as that 12-year-old boy who jumped over this overpass behind me here, we are told that he is in the hospital suffering life-threatening injuries. very important to note that we also heard from the mother of the 22-year-old woman who died on saturday afternoon. she wants to warn the community about a fraudulent gofundme page
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that's circulating. she says her family has not set reporting in fairfax county, meagan fitzgerald, news4. >> an outbreak of mumps has hit american university. seals to seems to be spreading on other college campuses as well. d.c. reports five cases at american. the students have been isolated to keep the germs from spreading. uva is reporting two cases in charlottesville this month. syracuse university, dozens of cases. the symptoms of mumps are very much like the flu, but you also get that -- those puffy cheeks and a swollen jaw. the virus typically goes away on its own. >> maryland is the first state to pass legislation aimed at keeping prescription drug prices from skyrocketing, but drug companies are challenging that law in court. as prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins shows us now, there is a way that you can get involved in this effort.
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>> reporter: the spang prescriptions they need and they're lucky to have good insurance that covers it. but they have friends -- >> some of them are making choices between paying the rent and getting drugs. >> in recent years, the prices of generic drugs have started to skyrocket and it's hard to understand why. >> reporter: today in spaulding's retirement community of brighter wood, brian frosh was joined by state lawmakers and prince george's county executive baker to discuss pharmaceutical price gouging. >> a lot of people know that my wife was diagnosed with early on set dementia. >> reporter: for baker the issue is very personal. >> a drug that costs me full price generically, $100 when we started out, for less than $100, was $300. that's how much it had gone up. >> reporter: a law passed am in ed in maryland will stop price
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gouging. they can take manufacturers that established drugs to court. but now the pharmaceutical companies are appealing the law in federal court. the a.g. is asking the public to help save the law by sharing their own gouging stories on a state blog. hannah says she is going to encourage friends and neighbors to log in and speak up. >> we always kind of get stuck when that happens. snoorp the attorney general wants to hear your personal stories of price gouging. go to and search health care for all. in prince george's county, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> we will continue to have more coverage of that terror attack in new york city when we come back. the driver plowing into a crowd on a protected bike path. >> but there are new questions about the driver and his motivation. we're working our sources to
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bring you the last after the te 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
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i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable. we are staying on top of the breaking news in new york city this afternoon. at least eight people have been killed, nearly a dozen more injured after a truck driver deliberately plowed down a bike path in lower manhattan. city official call it an act of terror. witnesses say a man in a home depot rental pickup truck sped down at least ten blocks before colliding with a school bus carrying children. >> we are also hearing that that man is an uzbek national who came to this country in 2010.
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our nbc station in new york was the first to obtain this of him. they say it shows the suspect running in the street following the crash. witnesses say he was holding two fake guns and screaming allahu akbar. an officer confronted him, shot him in the stomach. >> a u.s. counterterrorism official tells nbc news the intelligence community is unaware of any claims of responsibility in the attack at this time. we will keep working this story and we'll bring you updates right here on news4 and on the nbc washington app. >> a power struggle in puerto rico, 70 % of the people there still in the dark. more than one month after hurricane maria ravaged that region. tonight the governor of puerto rico is standing by his decision to cancel that $300 million contract with white fish energy out of montana to repair the power grid on the storm-battered island. there are also reports the fbi is investigating that contract
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as questions swirl over how a small-town company with only deal to begin with. >> and the coast guard is raising questions about the account of two women from hawaii who say they were adrift at sea for five months. their survival story made international headlines last week when the navy rescued them off the coast of japan. >> had they not been able to locate us, we would have been dead within 24 hours. >> well, now the coast guard is raising questions about why the women never activated the emergency beacon on their boat. in a statement to nbc news overnight, sailor jennifer appel admits they didn't activate the beacon. she says they were in distress but floating. they had food and water and they felt the beacon should only be activated if they were in imminent danger. the women also said they encountered a storm that disable the their boat, but after much
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searching from meteorologists, they could not find any s >> as you know, a winter storm can also trigger widespread power outages. that's why it's not too early to prepare for the season ahead. today pepco says it has taken some essential steps to make sure it's ready to provide safe and reliable service no matter what the weather brings our way. over the last few months crews have been inspecting and enhancing equipment. they have installed new smart technology on power lines to reduce outages, and even trimmed back trees where necessary. the utility is also urging customers to do their part to keep everyone safe. >> never go down near a power line. whether that is during a storm or a blue sky day. and also stay way from our crews when they are working around our equipment. it makes it safer for everybody involved. >> pepco has also been showing off its new mobile command vehicle. it has real-time maps on board to track outages and other problems and can be dispatched to different locations to deal
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with issues right >> we continue to follow breaking news out of new york where at least eight people are dead. nearly a dozen more injured. a truck driver mows down pedestrians in lower manhattan on a bike path. the governor and the mayor are calling it an act of terror.
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our live team coverage continues after this. well, halloween is here at last and people have been
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sending us pictures of their >> oh, slow down. we need to see those little guys. >> i know, we didn't see aden and andrew dressed long enough as minions. we saw sheena. it's fun to see people dressed up for halloween. they come up with clever ideas. >> they do. amelia is in the storm team room. >> pat with the snow stick, he's playing pat collins. pat collins with the snow stick. >> is that your guess? >> don't want to give you away. >> that was a guess? how did you get it so soon? i have no clue what -- let me start over. doreen, wendy, the c, section 3 chevy chase, we're looking at kids all over. how is everybody doing? everybody having fun? >> yeah!
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>> so far these kids have who has the most candy right now? >> me. >> me. >> they all say they have the most candy. i know one kid who probably has more candy than any other right now. how much do you have? >> doreen, wendy, he stole my stick. he has my hat. he's got the solution. he's got my scarf. all i have left is -- i started using 25 years ago, the numbers are worn off. then we have this new one here. it's got automatic transmission. it's got leather seats. and now he has it. it's not fair. 911, i'm going to get it back. >> somebody has to help him get it back. >> reporter: help me, help me. i want my stick. and we're going to use it this winter, aren't we? >> my winter forecast coming out in about ten days, and trust me, you might have to use this sucker. i'll send it back to amelia. temperatures now in the 50s. you can have it back, pat. i'm sorry, i didn't mean -- i
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went into h knowing, by the way, which is the cool est thing. his house -- let's talk to amelia now. we'll send it back to you guys. everybody say happy halloween. >> happy halloween! >> and happy halloween to you guys, doug. i love the costume. i have to say pat collins, hands down, i'm liking that a lot better. superman wasn't bad either. let's talk about temperatures. you still have trick or treaters going out. it's chilly, you want president extra layer under the outfit. the pat collins costume actually probably nice and warm out there tonight for the trick or treaters. take a look. we are at 58 degrees in washington. 55 in frederick, 53 degrees in culpepper. tomorrow morning at the bus stop, grab the coat once again. 45 degrees in washington and upper 30s in the suburbs outside the beltway. also notice tomorrow we have plenty of clouds around, mostly partly cloudy throughout the day. by recess 55 degrees, and tomorrow afternoon cool once again. 62 degrees as you are picking up the kids.
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i c shower, likely wouldn't cancel those after school activities, but something you do want to keep in mind. all in all the weather having a low impact on your wednesday. outdoor exercise if you're getting bike ride or jog in very early, i would even consider the light gloves. walking the dog, definitely jacket weather for your wednesday and again those after school activities, there is that slight chance of a shower. especially north and west of washington. areas like frederick, loudoun, fauquier county, panhandle of west virginia. look at our temperature trend. tomorrow it is still on the cool side, but then notice, thursday we are going up and friday temperatures near 80 degrees. but then we cool right back down for the weekend, feeling very much like autumn here on the weekend. here's the latest fall foliage report. you can see the bright coloring here back in parts of west virginia, far western maryland. colors there past peak, but for most of us we are starting to see high color. so, this is the weekend to go out and check out the fall foliage across the area,
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especially in parts of the metro area. here's a look at your storm team 4 four day forecast. 62 tomorrow, then we track that warm up. 74 for thursday, with a mix of clouds and sun. a mix of clouds and sun again on friday, and feeling very mild. so for those of you want r wanting warmer weather, don't worry you'll get that on friday. as we look to saturday can't rule out showers. it is not a wash out. but there is a chance of showers on sunday. mostly cloudy mid 60s. wendy, there is more rain in the forecast next monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> thanks, amelia. coming up, messages of hate disguised as halloween treats. candy, cartoons, disturbing images left on some families' door steps. who they were targeting and what police say about it tonight. >> the white house chief of staff under fire tonight for comments about the cause of the civil war. virginia senator tim kaine among those pushing back. >> and a protest at the local church that is removing plaques that are dedicated to robert e. lee and george washington. and how it's impacting the virginia governor's race. >> and we continue to follow
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that breaking york. the suspect and the terror attack in manhattan just identified as an uzbek national
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who came to the u.s. in 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. 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.
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enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you. breaking news first at 6:30, the joy of halloween shattered for children and families in new york city tonight. eight people there have been killed in a terror attack or what authorities are calling a terror attack. at least a dozen other people are hurt. the suspect is a 29-year-old man who shouted allahu akbar at some point while driving the wrong way down a bike path. investigators say he intentionally rammed into a school bus. as you can imagine, the entire scene was terrifying for
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witnesses. >> when i got across the i heard a loud commotion coming from behind me. he's in the bike lane, clearly in the bike lane. and i see when i go down, i see two gentlemen laying in the bike lane with tire marks across their body and you could tell that they're not here no more. when i looked down, down to see where the truck went, i hear gunshots. that's when i duck out of the way. all the police came running towards where i was, not knowing what's going on. they don't know what happened. >> investigators believe this may be the suspect running from the scene earlier this afternoon. he's from uzbekistan and came to the united states in 2010. we'll bring you any new updates just as soon as they come in. >> before your children take off tonight for trick or treating, there is something going on in northern virginia you may want to know about. >> plastic bags filled with candy and hateful messages have been found in neighborhoods surrounding historic downtown leesburg.
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>> as news4's chris gordon on high alert. chris? >> reporter: well, doreen and wendy, you see behind me police roadblocks blocking off the streets of downtown leesburg for the annual halloween parade. this weekend, some residents of the historic district here in leesburg got an unwanted prehalloween surprise that they find very disturbing. some residents here on cornwall street and neighborhoods around the corner on liberty street received an unwanted surprise sunday morning. they found plastic bags containing candy and cartoons. there were drawings with unflattering caricatures of jews and african americans. there was also a letter which appears to be from the ku klux klan reading, attention white america, we are nearing the end of the line. the letter warns of white extinction. many leesburg residents are
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upset. >> i'm simply horrified this happened in our community. leesburg is very united and we help each other and neighbors are neighbors, and that there would be this discrimination is just horrifying. >> reporter: leesburg police are investigating what they are calling kkk recruitment materials. leesburg is considering the fate of the confederate statue at the county courthouse. it is unclear if the kkk message is connected to this controversy. more than a mile away, another neighborhood with houses on whitney place also received the messages. >> i don't know if it's a cruel joke or if someone is actually trying to spread that hate in this neighborhood. so, it was quite shocking. >> reporter: one leesburg resident who said he was too upset to appear on camera told me, why would the kkk think that he agrees with them on white
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supremacy, when he says they clearly don't know black grandchildren. that's the latest live in leesburg. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. virginia senator tim kaine has a passionate rebuttal for controversial comments from president trump's chief of staff. in an interview on fox news last night, white house chief of staff john kelly talked about the debate over the removal of confederate monuments and other historical markers, and he spoke on behalf of confederal general robert e. lee. >> i would tell you that robert e. lee was an honorable man. the lack of an ability to compromise led to the civil war, and men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand. >> i just have to respectfully, very strongly disagree with general kelly. the civil war was president because of a lack of compromise. the civil war washington wizards
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because of an immoral comprom mayor of virginia. he thought the civil war was to eradicate slavery and found equality for all. >> a similar battle played out where cory stewart announced a church's decision to remove twin plaques that honor george washington and robert e. lee. this all stems from the recent protests in charlottesville over the confederate statues. news4's tom sherwood has both sides of this debate. >> reporter: alexandria police patrolling the historic christchurch, tension raised since the church's decision to remove from its sanctuary twin 1870 plaques of confed rat general robert e. lee and george washington. they'll be moved to a public place on church ground. >> we remain a church of washington and of lee, but most importantly, we are a church of jesus christ. >> reporter: conservative republican cory stewart visited
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today to denounce the >> our right as citizens is to condemn the church for dishonoring the father of our country in that way. >> reporter: stewart said he and president trump are both defending confederate monuments statewide and elsewhere. and stewart warned their political base wants to hear more from republican candidate governor ed gillespie before next tuesday's election. >> unless you fully embrace the president and fully embrace these positions, there will be some drop off. not all of your base will turnout unless you fully embrace them. >> reporter: democrat ralph northam told nbc 4's julie carey, organizations need to make their own decisions. >> i think they have to look at each statue, each plaque on an individual basis and make their decisions. and again, they will decide that and i will support their decisions. >> reporter: christchurch is 244 years old. it is filled with references to lee and washington, including their family pews. all of those artifacts will remain in place.
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in alexandria, tom sherwood, news 4. >> the special counsel investigating the allegations of russian meddling in our election takes a big step forward. >> nbc's pete williams joins us on the set to breakdown the developments and what happens next. >> and high drama in d.c., the message behind the symbolic protest as demonstrators handout moyer than a pound of free pot to people around the city. >> and here's tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. heading out the door on your wednesday, mid 40s in washington and only around 40 degrees outside of the beltway.
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get fios - now just $79.99 per month for nection plus tv and phone. instead of halloween candy, marijuana activists distributed free pot today outside the housing and urban development headquarters in southwest d.c. they wanted to highlight the
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conflict between state and 28 states and the district of columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but some renters can still be evicted for using it in their homes. as news4's mark segraves reports, now advocates want the feds to step in and help. >> reporter: it was lunch time-out side the u.s. department of housing and urban development. protesters stood inside a mock prison cell handing out real marijuana as federal police officers stood by. the protesters are upset that low-income patients who legally use medical marijuana could be evicted from their federally subsidized homes. >> they must stop it. just leave us alone, please. it's going on in our own apartment. >> reporter: pat loveless lives in a subsidized apartment in takoma park and fears eviction if he's caught. >> it's okay for me to use in
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subsidized >> reporter: people who have subsidized rent know the laws. >> there is no smoking in public housing as is, and there's no smoking of marijuana either. >> reporter: but it's not just people who live in subsidized housing who are at risk. this man who didn't want to be identified lives in an apartment in d.c. that's not subsidized with any federal dollars. but he got this notice recently saying he could be evicted if he has pot in his apartment because his landlord has decided to prohibit it. >> it has to be something to stop these property owners from infringing on our rights and benefits. >> reporter: d.c. laws say smoking marijuana is only legal inside your home that you own. if you rent, it's up to your landlord. in the district, mark segraves, news4. >> a project aimed at making the commute a little easier is now open in northern virginia. the new two-mile express lane extension near the garrisonville exit in stafford county opened
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at 4:00 this afternoon. it is expected top tens of thousands of you when you merge back on the main lanes. the northbound ramp to the new extension will open tomorrow morning. there will be no change in toll prices for the express lane's extension. >> we are staying on top of breaking news. a truck driver kills eight people in a terror attack in lower manhattan. a new york city police officer took down the suspect less than a mile away from the world trade center.
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nbc's jay 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. we are back now with the latest out of new york city where eight people are dead in what the mayor is calling a
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terror attack. >> a man in ata onto a popular bike path, running down people. as investigators say, he was trying to target a school bus. just a short time ago we learned the suspect is a 29-year-old from uzbekistan who entered the u.s. in 2010. >> let's get right to nbc's jay gray with the latest. >> reporter: good evening, much of lower manhattan locked down now after what police and federal agents are describing as a terror attack this afternoon. a man in a rented pickup truck entering a bike path here and according to witnesses, running into and then over several bikers along that path. ultimately ramming a school bus with three students inside. we know right now that at least eight people are dead, close to a dozen have been injured in what police and fed roeral agen have now described as a terror attack. the fbi terror task force on the ground along with new york police right now. this is just the beginning of what they say will be a long intense investigation.
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the suspect in this case in under police watch. that is the latest here in new york. i'm jay gray. now back to you. >> this is the deadliest attack in new york city since the september 11 attacks. our live coverage continues next on nbc nightly news with lester holt. >> we want to go back to what has been an ongoing very big story. the russia investigation. it is clear there is a lot going on behind the scenes and a lot that we don't know. >> and while we cannot draw any conclusions right now, we did notice a few intersections that may be of note. the russia cloud, of course, has been hanging over this white house from the very start. president trump's first full week in office, the fbi interviewed his national security advisor michael flynn. by the end of that week, the fbi interviewed former campaign advisor george papadopoulos. that same day president trump asked fbi director james comey to dinner and comey says the president asked for a loyalty pledge. >> fast forward to july 26, in alexandria, the condo of former trump campaign manager paul
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manafort was arrested when he arrives at dulles airport on a flight from germany. >> on october 5th papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the fbi. that plea agreement is not unsealed until october 30th, the same day manafort is indicted on charges not connected to this campaign. to the campaign. >> nbc news justice correspondent pete williams has been working this story for months. pete, we are not saying there are connections here, but there are some interesting intersections. what was the special counsel -- i think you told us this yesterday, he's trying to send a message. what's the message? >> the message is if you cooperate with us, you'll come out much better than if you don't. and that was quite clear yesterday from papadopoulos. it is probably going to be let out with just time served just on probation. but there's more in these court documents that we are learning about how much of a value he is to investigators. when he was arrested at dulles july 27th, he was actually
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charged with to the fbi which has a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and destroying evidence, obstruction of justice which has a maximum sentence of 20 years. the authorities say after the fbi investigated him or interrogated him for the second time in february of this year, he erased his facebook account which had some memorialization of his contact with russians and changed his cell phone number. his cell phone had also had some of those contacts with the russians. but when he actually pleaded guilty, he pleaded guilty only to the lesser charge, a sign of how much prosecutors were willing to work with him. the second thing we learned from the court documents is this. it's quite clear that now mueller's team has gone back and interviewed white house people who were in touch with him. how do we know this? because when they asked the government to keep his case under seal on october 5th, they said, don't make it public now because we want to talk to the people in the white house that
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he was in touch with and once we've done that we'll make the case public. well, they made the case public on monday so clearly they've done that. >> so, he's not such a low-level guy after all, then, in a lot of ways. >> well, i think that's to be determined. we still don't know what the attitude of the campaign was toward him. was he someone who was just sort of tolerated or he was someone who was valued. and the other interesting thing is the court documents say that he was told by the russians that they had dirt on hillary clinton, including e-mails. but there is nothing in the court documents saying that he told people in the campaign about that. >> and we know you're working your sources on the terror situation in new york. what are you learning? >> well, a little more detail on this man that was arrested, the 28 -- 29-year-old man from tampa, florida, uzbeky came in 2010 as a lawful resident. the fact that he rented the car from home depot is a lead. the fact that he survived the attack, they'll be interviewing him.
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they'll now work a tim to when he came in and then there will be shortly searching his house, looking at his social media, interviewing family and friends to try to figure out why did he do this. was he in touch with terror groups or did he come up with this on his own. >> we will know a lot more soon. >> yes. >> all right. pete williams. pete has more new reporting on the russia investigation and what's happened in new york just ahead on nbc nightly news with lester holt. that's right after this newscast. thank you, pete. >> it's hard not to think about this video when you cross the bay bridge. morgan lake clinging to the rocks below after a tractor-trailer slammed the back of her car on the bridge and sent her over the jersey wall and into the chesapeake bay. the bowie woman survived. this was in 2013. now she is an advocate for stricter rules for truckers. lake wants new trucking guidelines to be a priority for president trump's nominee who will be leading the federal
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motor carrier safety administration. >> i don't want anyone to go through what i went through. it's really important to me that safety measures get taken seriously. >> truck safety advocates are calling for things such as required sleep apnea testing. devices to limit just how fast trucks can go. and enforcement of a law that requires trucks to have electronic logging devices. >> it's halloween, a whole lot of children are out trick or treating. amelia, what kind of weather are they going to be dealing with as this night wears on? >> well, it's chilly and it's dry out there so i think probably pretty much what you would expect this time of year in our area for trick or treating. take a look now. temperatures in the d.c. metro area coming in pretty much all in the 50s. washington one of the warmer locations. 58 degrees. we're at 54 in gaithersburg and 49 in college park. one of the cooler spots, and take a look at your weather headlines. the first one is on the cool
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side again tomorrow with more and a small chance for an isolated late day shower especially north and west of washington. it's a warm finish to the workweek and some weekend rain chances on your saturday. but i want to stress it is not looking like a wash out. take a look at your planner for tomorrow. we start off at 45 degrees. you definitely want the jacket. a hief of 62, again mostly partly to cloudy skies. a chance of showers in the afternoon and evening hours. doug and i will be in tomorrow evening updating the latest on storm team 4 radar. it starts to warm up. highs in the 70s. high temperature near 80 degrees.
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saturday temperatures in the 50s, shower or two mid 60s
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i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable. >> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk. >> hey, you know on the nba level, the wizards in this town, they kept their core group together and are looking for more. well, on the college level, maryland is also hoping familiarity breeds even more success. remember last season maryland made the ncaa tournament only to lose in its first game to xavier. with ten players returning there is optimism in college park. chances are even better. >> i think our team is going to be a lot different this year. i think collectively we have -- i think we have it all. >> people sometimes forget we also have seeniers on this team that have been here for a while. jared, cheko, dion has been here
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four years. kevin, justin, it's a collective effort. it's going to be a collective effort. yeah, we're going to have to take it day by day. >> i don't really see a drop off, so, at the end of the day milo passed what he had to anthony and anthony is doing the same to darrell. as we all prepare each other and as we all go out there and play hard and practice hard, i feel like we can do great things. >> and you know on the hill top, a legend returning to georgetown. yeah, that's patrick ewing helping la jollas to the top in the 80s, trying to do it again. he begins as head coach after paying his dues as nba assistant. ewing is excited about the chance and not worry about the transition from the pros to college. >> all you need is an opportunity. if you succeed, it's great. if you don't, at least you have given -- been given an opportunity. that's the way -- all you want is an opportunity to succeed or to fail. >> what are you looking to instill in this program? put that patrick ewing touch
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back on this progr? i think that will be the basic thing right there, you know, just have a great work ethic, be a strength, togetherness, you know, and i want them to, you know -- us against the world mentality. >> when patrick talks, we listen. the wizards getting a player back. markieff morris set to return to the floor. he will play on wednesday. coming back from sports surgery, practicing with his teammates today, timing seemed perfect with the suns in town. has to serve a one-game suspension after leaving the bench. the altercation between bradley beale and draymond green. don't forget world series, dodgers could win it all, could win it all tonight. pardon me, astros could win it all. dodgers trying to stay alive. don't pay attention to me. the astros trying to win it. >> all right, sounds good. thank you, dave. >> thank you, dave. >> nightly news is coming up next. we home we'll see you for news4 at 11:00.
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wrong for virginia. breaking news tonight, terror attack in new york city, at least eight people are dead, over a dozen more injured, as a truck barrels through the bike lane, virtually in the shadow of the world trade center. >> this was an act of terror, and a particularly cowardly act of terror. >> the driver plows over pedestrians and bicyclists right outside a school. >> it happened so quick, i don't know what happened, just dude with two guns and four shots went off and we started running. >> police say it appears to be intentional act. suspected


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