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of the house before. flames destroyed it. >> when fire fighters got closer they found more than just damage. two bodies inside the home on foot street in seat pleasant just over the d.c. line. >> as investigators tried to identify the victims they are also trying to figure out how the fire started. a prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins is at the scene. tracee, what have you learned about this so far? >> reporter: we are told by fire investigators that this fire is so extreme that they can't even identify the sex of the victims until they have an autopsy. let alone figure out exactly who these people were. but it all happened inside of this house. you can see what's left is completely gutted now. the flames were so intense it melted the siding on the house next door. so, now they are trying to figure out exactly how these people got inside and why they were there. >> so, went to fix this house up and did what they were supposed to have done, they wouldn't have
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>> reporter: people who live on foot street in seat pleasant say it was a matter of time. >> it was boarded up the last time three months later they were in here again. >> reporter: fire fighters put out the large fire this morning. inside were two bodies. the foreclosed home owned by bank of america according to tax records. it was supposed to be empty. >> there are houses around here vacant and homeless people sleep in them. >> reporter: the house was damaged next door when the house went up in flames. he says his concern is much greater. >> i don't agree in sleeping with houses but people need somewhere to sleep. i'm sad that this is the result of it. >> reporter: now again, prince george's county fire fighters are out here and they're going door to door and making sure that folks have their active smoke detectors working, giving them a new one if they don't. they just got finished working this part of the block. reporting live in seat pleasant, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> thank you, tracee, such a sad stor
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of two deadly incidents today in frederick county. one person was killed and several injured in a multi car crash in fredericksburg. it shut down route 3 eastbound to gateway boulevard. all roads are open now. no word, though, on what caused that crash. >> and police have a suspect in custody right now after a man and a woman were found dead along along acacia court. they found the two victims lying in the street. the suspect was still nearby and was taken into custody. police believe they all knew each other. just in to our newsroom, president trump makes his pick to lead the federal reserve. jerome powell will rise from board member to board chair. the announcement happened a few minutes ago in the white house rose garden. if confirmed by the senate, powell would succeed janet yellen when her term ends in february. yellen is the first woman to lead the federal reserve. she'll also be the
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second term after completing a first. >> former trump campaign chief paul manafort and his business associate rick gates are fighting home confinement. >> the two face charges ranging from conspiracy to money laundering in the russia probe. >> leon harris is at the live desk now. leon, the two men say they are not a flight risk, contrary to what the judge believes. >> yeah, that's their story and they're sticking to it, erika, and pat. the two men have multi-million dollar unsecured bonds and their lawyers say that that should be enough to make sure that they show up for their court appearances. manafort and gates were back in a d.c. court this afternoon. in a court filing to keep manafort confined to his home prosecutors say he provided different accounts of his assets and he has three different passports with three different numbers and phones registered in other people's names. in court today his lawyer said that's okay, it's all right for people to have more than one u.s. passport. as for gates, his lawyer
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the court that his client has no prior criminal record. he's a devoted husband and father of four young children who depend on him financially. in the 12-count indictment, prosecutors are charging the two men with conspiracy against the united states, money laundering, failure to register as a foreign agent, and making false statements. these charges are the result of mueller's investigation into muddling with the 2016 election. and as part of that probe, former trump campaign advisor george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his contacts with russians. and sam clovis a former chief trump campaign official had contact with papadopoulos about the contact with russians. he withdrew from being the cheech scientist. there were questions about his qualifications for that post. at the live desk, leon harris, news4. erika, back to you. >> leon, thank you. >> uh-huh. >> people running everywhere and just complete chaos. today we are learning more about a deadly shooting at a
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police arrested the man accused of opening fire. this morning just five miles away from the store in suburban denver, right now it is still not clear why he started to shoot. two men and a woman were killed before he took off. police say the shooting does not appear to be terror related. we are going to hear from some of the distraught people who witnessed the whole thing happen a little later in this broadcast. >> to the terror attack in new york now, a person of interest being questioned by the fbi has rebuked the plot calling it sad and, quote, not from our religion. the fbi questioned the man yesterday in connection with the attack, but he hasn't been arrested or detained. he was reportedly a friend of the main suspect who is still in the hospital after being shot. jay gray is in lower manhattan right now where investigators are still working to learn more about the suspect. jay? >> reporter: yeah, pat, they are. this area o
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the bike path where the attack took place is open again at this point, resilient new yorkers getting back to their daily routine. as investigators dig deeper into the life of the man they say is responsible for the deadly attack here. at the core of the ongoing investigation, a cyber search, agents with the joint terrorism task force analyzing data from the cell phones and computer looking for any link to isis before the attack. >> we'll see as we go down the road if he acted alone or if he had some help. >> reporter: to this point, agents haven't found any communication between him and any terror group. they do know he downloaded thousands of isis propaganda videos and images including beheadings. a criminal complaint outlined his plan. telling investigators he wanted to target cyclists along the west side highway then continue his attack on the brooklyn bridge, choosing halloween in an effort to kill as many people
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telling agents he felt good about what he had done. >> i believe this is an individual who should rot in prison for the rest of his life. >> reporter: online president trump has called for the death penalty. >> he had everything to -- >> reporter: no punishment, still the void felt by the families of the eight lost. two americans, a tourist from belgium, and five friends from argentina celebrating their 30th high school reunion seen in this video riding bikes just minutes before the attack. >> to the families and friends, we say we are going to bring anyone that was involved in that, the perpetrator, to justice. >> reporter: as the investigation continues. yeah, federal agents and police stressing this is just the beginning of their search for answers here. pat? >> jay gray. thank you, jay.
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election day tuesday, just five days away now, and despite recent poll numbers, clif says he is not dropping out of the race for the governor. the libertarian candidate made the announcement in richmond. several polls taken this week show ralph northam and ed gillespie have at least a 40-point lead over hyra, and an important reminder, the last day for in-person absentee voting in virginia is this saturday, november 4th. mail-in ballots will be accepted until 7:00 p.m. on election day. the office of elections says it's become a popular alternative. so far, over 32,000 people have been or have voted absentee. back in 2013, it was just about 25,000 cast absentee votes. be sure to stay with news4 on election day next tuesday. we're going to have complete coverage of the virginia governor's race and other key races and bring you all the final results on-air and online. >> time to get
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ready for the roller coaster we are soon going to be riding. >> yeah. so, we want to get to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer in the storm center. looks like we're going to need the short sleeve tomorrow. >> right. and then the jackets by the weekend. >> yes. may need the umbrellas, too. exactly, that's the the kind of thing we're dealing with. the change of the seasons. temperatures today well above average. i think it will be even warmer tomorrow. temperatures out there right now, look at these numbers. 76 degrees is the current temperature. 74 in college park, 74 gaithersburg, 77 back towards leesburg, and a very warm afternoon, little bit cooler along the water there at 68 degrees in annapolis. but even warmer tomorrow. but then much cooler on saturday. temperatures on saturday may be close to 20 degrees cooler than they will be tomorrow. so, that's a big temperature difference. yes, we're tracking some rain for part of your weekend and most of next week. i've got that for you as well. a topsy-turvy forecast in the making for should you. i'll have that for
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minutes. >> doug, thank you. washington will soon pay tribute to another of our past presidents with a ceremonial groundbreaking. work will get underway on the dwight d. eisenhower memorial. in addition to his presidency, the memorial will also focus on eisenhower's historic service as leader of the allied forces in euro europe that defeat the the nazis in world war ii. the air and space museum is expected to open in 2020. >> one of our area's biggest high schools targeted by a very confusing message. >> that don't look like no joke. it looks kind of threatening. >> i don't understand what they're trying to say. i don't get the message at all. >> so, who is behind the strange messages posted all over the front of a local school? >> then, republicans are all smiles today as they release their tax plan. but what does it mean for you? >> plus, thieves taking advantage of you, getting into your car, into your house. how to protect yours
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and what was inside one e cal housthat the crooks were
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independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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the sign says "it's okay to be white" a message meant to divide. it was posted at blair high school in montgomery county. fliers were found on doors all around the school early yesterday morning. >> news4's kristin wright is live with reaction from students and school leaders about this. kristin? >> reporter: the same signs are popping up in other cities. here at blair, a magnet school for math, science and communication art, the principal and students say they are not taking the bait. >> ten of them, ten around the building. >> reporter: he says he can see right through the so-called message behind signs someone
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building saying, "it's okay to be white." >> i don't think anything is necessary wrong with saying it's okay to be white because it's definitely okay to be white. what i'm really concerned that maybe they were trying to build racial tension at the school. >> reporter: staff found the ten signs posted on exterior doors before school opened wednesday. whoever did it must have gotten the memo from a website calling on people to put up the fliers to get a reaction. but at a diverse school like blair here's all the reaction they're going to get. >> i don't think it's really going to affect us that much. probably because, again, we're such a diverse school. >> reporter: the principal also sent a letter home saying that attempts to divide the smart and inclusive community just won't be allowed. so, erika, the school is also looking at security footage. back to you. >> all righ
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kristin wright, thank you. >> amtrak is gearing up to take you where you want to go for thanksgiving. it says it will be adding extra trains and more on-board capacity for its busiest travel week of the year. last year amtrak says it carried more than 750,000 customers around the nation during thanksgiving. the rail service says tickets sell out quickly so if you're planning to take the train, plan ahead and book the tickets early. >> hard to believe we are already into november and we are talking 70 plus, 75 plus degrees. >> i like it. i like it. you know, i like cooler weather, too, but let's keep it warm one or two more days. we're going to get that. we're going to get one more day. >> may go up and down? >> exactly, this is what we expect this time of year, up and down, little bit of roller coaster for sure. out earlier today, news4, chopper 4 was over, take a look at this. it's not chopper. i thought was chopper.
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was under the trees, amazing, the pilots today. the pilots are amazing. look at the shots they were able to get here. this is inside the d.c. area. now, this was actually fairly close here in northwest. but we are seeing very high color around the d.c. area, but peak color just off to the west. and look at those leaves right there. normally they would be a brighter yellow. it's extremely dull. one reason, because we haven't seen a whole lot of rain. we've been dry. here it is, high color in the orange. in the red those are the areas around peaks. loudoun county, parts of frederick county, washington county, all of west virginia, and past peak in the mountains of west virginia. this is above 2,500 feet or so. that also includes parts of the blue ridge out there. so, fall foliage may be the last weekend that actually get some color. hasn't been the best color but we do have some color. you can see some color out there on our tower camera here. 76 degrees, winds out of the south and 12 miles per hour. plenty of sun.
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that southerly wind. again, a very nice afternoon. 73 martinsburg, 69 hagerstown, 75 honeytown. 77 right now in the culpepper area. nothing on the radar. we are going to stay dry today. tomorrow, however, we are going to be tracking a system and one system came through yesterday. you can see the flow out of the southwest here today. but here's the next system coming our way. it's another cold front. that is going to be dropping down across our area. we could see an isolated shower tomorrow afternoon but not expecting much. temperatures nice a and warm across the region. 73 new york. charleston, roanoke, west virginia. we stay on the warm side during the day tomorrow and then we start to see the cold air move in. how about 78 for a high? you like 76, how about 78? partly cloudy, nice and warm. a shower late in the afternoon, rush tomorrow, lot of football games going on on friday. could be a couple showers for those. we'll have much more on that coming up at 4:45. amelia is taking a closer look at that
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showers, late 78 tomorrow. nearly 20 degrees difference betweenful friday and saturday. rain during the evening hours. saturday not looking like the best day 72 on sunday. clouds in the morning, sun in the afternoon. a chance for showers on monday, tuesday, wednesday. we take it thursday now, that's some good news. we may see showers, maybe plain rain on wednesday. that's the system we'll have to be watching. look at this. much cooler as we head towards next week, including the coldest air we've seen so far this season at the end of the ten-day forecast. once again, lot more to talk about. we'll see you back here at 4:45. >> all right. >> see that 37 on there? >> there is a lot to talk about there. when you're heading out to work tomorrow, you might see something that is a familiar site over the last decade. >> a little bit. we are talking about people waiting out in the cold. not going to be cold tomorrow. people waiting o i
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the newest iphone, what makes this roll out, though, so different from years past. >> and how you can help a team young people go on tofhe
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m mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. female narrator: what would john adams do to women's health? adams argued before the supreme court to give employers control over your access to birth control. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion even in cases of rape, or incest. john adams: wrong for women's health. wrong for virginia.
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if you see a line of people outside early tomorrow morning, they could be there waiting for an iphone 10 to go on sale. >> probably, unless you're close to a coffee shop. the new iphone will operate different than its predecessor. it has no home button. it uses facial recognition, a feature that has raised some privacy concerns. nbc's lester holt asked apple's kim cook to explain how it's stored. >> we have a chip in here where the image of your face is stored and encrypted. and so apple doesn't have that. your device has that. >> so my face isn't sitting on a server here somewhere? >> no, no, no, no. we don't have it intentionally because it's yours. it's not ours. >> cook says facial recognition is even more secure than the fingerprint-based touch i.d. initial preorders for the phone, sold out in just minutes.
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new iphone, this week news4 is working for you exposing the problem of digital addiction in kids and in adults. in a little over 20 minutes, angie goff will help answer a question that divides a lot of houses. what age is the right age for kids to get a phone? coming up. >> really good question. a local team full of pint-sized football stars has a shot at the national championship in florida. but they need your help. news4's molette green is working for you in the community with how you can send the dmd knights all the way. >> reporter: hey, guys. can you just check out the dmv knights, 6 and under team, capital beltway league, dmv knights undefeated, right? so, they're trying to take all of their fields to florida for the national championships. they have a gofundme page. they need a lot of help to get those numbers up. they're trying to raise $10,000 for food, for lodging, travel expenses to get all t
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parents and coaches. [cheering and applauding] >> reporter: supporting these young stars. we have a little bit of a surprise from the capital heights state farm agents. a couple of guys who heard about the team and their efforts to get to florida for the championships. they're going to be in florida, right? so, mike johnson and ernie mason are here with a big check. what does the check say, mike? >> the check says nationals, we hope you guys do very, very well. $1,000. [ cheering ] >> reporter: $1,000. that's a big help. but they need more. they're trying to raise $10,000. but let me ask this coach, elliott mccants real quick. $1,000 added will go a long way, right? >> definitely. we appreciate state farm coming out today. thank you, capital heights. >> reporter: couple of agents who work in the area. okay, we've got a lincoln our
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washington app, for their gofundme page. search knights and help them get to florida. you want to go to florida? >> yes! >> reporter: that is the latest from district heights. i'm molette green. back to you guys. >> all right. we want to see them go. >> yes. >> at last check, the team is almost halfway to its goal. >> all right. you can head to the nbc washington app for a link to the team's gofundme page. all right. well, you know before we know it we're going to be talking about snow. the steps to make sure that roads are ready so you and your family can stay safe this winter. >> homes targeted by door to door thieves, hear what happened when one of those crooks went toe to toe with the man who lived there, andhat you sh do w
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new at 4:30, president trump making it clear he loves the new republican tax plan. so, how does it all work, and
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>> your weekend is around the corner, but changes are coming in fast. doug is in the storm center tracking and the timing of all this. >> and when should you get your children their first iphone, or their first android cell phone? we took that question to the experts and some ground rules that could help your family. >> announcer: you're watching news4 at 4:00. >> so, we first told you about this a couple of weeks ago, crimes of opportunity. >> thieves grabbing garage door openers from unlocked cars and then using the openers to get into the house. more than ten homes in northern virginia were hit last month, and now it's happened again. >> well, this time the person at home was determined to fight back. this was david culver joins us live to tell us why detectives think the crimes may be related. okay, what's new in this, david? >> reporter: erika and pat, here's the reality. this is happening across the area here in loudoun county and you may say, how is this so
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how is this happening time and time again? it's actually pretty easy for the suspects. they come to a car like this in a driveway, they take the opener and open the garage. you may say that's a little too easy. the sheriff says folks are leaving their cars unlocked sitting outside their homes. not only the cars are unlocked. let's go inside because this is what the suspects are doing, right? they're going inside and because a lot of folks close the garage door, they assume, okay, the door going into the house is secure because that's closed. so, they leave that unlocked. but then the folks, well, they become vulnerable. thieves can go right inside. that's what happened in sterling not too far from here, 3:00 this morning. let's take you there. this is bush wood court. you're look at video from this neighborhood. the victims in this case, a homeowner who was asleep woke up, heard the dogs barking and found a man upstairs in his home, holding onto a jar of coins. he decided to chase
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down the stairs, out the house. the homeowner actually got injured because he tripped over a chair that the suspect kind of tipped into his path. now, the sheriff says that those homeowners, that couple left their door unlocked. >> i do the 9:00 p.m. routine, check your car before you go to bed. check your garage before you go to bed. check all the doors that enter your house before you go to bed so that you don't have to, you know, make it easy for somebody to break in and take your goods or possibly something worse. >> reporter: here's the advice from the sheriff. that garage door opener, the one we put on our visor, take it with you when you grab your keys, bring it into the house. make sure you lock your car as it sits outside or even in your garage. and of course at night check all the windows, check all the doors, make sure they, too, are secured. essentially, erika, the advice is don't make it so
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crooks. >> david culver, great advice. i would be petrified if i saw somebody inside my house. thank you, david. >> president trump and other republican leaders have been promising a tax overhaul for months. today we're getting the first look at their plan and how it could affect your family. blayne alexander has been pouring over the details all day. what are you seeing there, blayne? >> reporter: well, pat, you're absolutely right. first, this is something that will likely affect every single person who is watching right now. now, as for what exactly it will mean for families and their finances, well, experts say that it's too early to tell just yet, but keep in mind that this plan will likely undergo a number of changes throughout this process if it is signed into law. it's the grand gop roll out. top house republicans pushing their new tax reform plan touted as helping the middle class. >> this is a very important and special moment for our nt
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>> he wiwe will grow our econom delivering more jobs. >> 90% of americans will be able to fill out their taxes on a postcard. >> reporter: what exactly is in the plan? fewer tax brackets, higher standard deduction, and a new family credit. it would also cut the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 20, preserves 401(k) plans, but gets rid of the state tax deductions. so, what does this really mean for the middle class? experts say it depends. >> every one of these little tax breaks is going to change and so each family will have a different higher tax burden or lower tax burden depending on what they were paying before. >> reporter: president trump pushing his party to act before the holiday. >> we are working to give the american people a giant tax cut for christmas. we are giving them a big, beautiful christmas present. >> reporter: but some republicans worried about the short time line and adding an estimated $1.5 trillion to the
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>> this is something that could affect us for the next 20 or 30 years. so, it's all the more reason we should have debate. >> i didn't know way going to be given a prop. >> reporter: for republicans the d debate and sell starting immediately with the clock ticking down to the end of the year. and, of course, this is priority number one for republicans. in fact, when the president leaves tomorrow on his trip overseas, a number of his top advisors will stay behind to try and push this through capitol hill and across the country. pat, erika? >> all right, blayne alexander, thanks, blayne. some new technology could help police identify the suspect in a rape at a bus stop. >> wendy rieger is in the newsroom with more on this. hi, wendy. >> hi there. that's a pretty clear image and it's based on the suspect's dna profile. montgomery county police are using this tool to try to solve some crimes, but how effective is it? and how exactly does it work? chris gordon is going to find out more aboutth
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composite sketch. also, after almost 20 years of debate, finally breaking ground on that memorial that honors president dwight eisenhower. it's in a prime location. supporters say this is long overdo you. also one of my favorite stories is the powerful statement by contest ants at a beauty pageant in peru. and we are going to meet the nats' new manager. we'll see you with those stories and a lot more on this busy thursday. back to you. >> all right, wendy, we'll see you then. thanks. >> thanks, wendy. >> one d.c. bar is having too much with washington's political climate right now. >> it's going to make more one heck of happy hour deal. >> i love happy hour deals. i don't want you to see the ten-day just yet. just a second. now you can look. reston live camera looking beautiful out there. some sunshine, few clouds, too, temperatures in the 70s. but you know this will not last long. that weekend forecast coming up in just a minute.
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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. people ask you, how can ayou possibly do this?e, and we say, how can we not? if these kids go through what they go through, we can support them. dr. ralph northam has been our volunteer medical director
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such a difference in so many families' lives. ralph northam: these kids have given me more than i could ever give them. and i wanna make sure that every family in virginia can afford good healthcare when they need it.
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>> announcer: you're watching news4 at 4:00. >> you are pretty sneaky, lady gaga. i'm tommy mcfly, your celebrity 60. we find out today lady gaga and her 48-year-old boy friend gott got engaged over the summer and we're just now finding out about it. after months of speculation, beyonce confirmed she'll play nalah in the disney action reboot. they're coming to town. they stop in d.c. capital one arena. plus the new song kendrick lamarr called get out of your own way. and the bar, the bird in d.c. says they will make available $5 moscow muellers every time the special counsel announces a new indictment in the ongoing investigation. get it? mule, mueller, and it's russian vodka.
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they're pretty creative over at the bird. i'm tommy mcfly. that's your celebrity 60 on news4. -- nbc 4. >> i'm glad tommy said that one. developing right now, team vogue is going web only. conde nast said it is ending the print version of the magazine. the publisher is looking to slash costs as it builds up its digital business. they have struggled with print advertising as marketers shift money to the digital side in pursuit of younger readers. okay, never mind the 70 something degrees in store for us tomorrow. you know what's coming soon. snow will be flying. >> and you'll be happy. we're taking you behind the scenes to see how road crews are already getting ready before the first flurries flight. plus, what's the right age for a kid to get that first phone or tablet? >> we are working for you and your family. angie goff went right to the m mark herring, fi candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad.
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ealth? 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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independent press says they're false. fear mongering. absurd. ralph northam went to vmi and was an army doctor for eight years. in richmond, dr. northam helped pass longer sentences for gang members and mandatory life sentences for violent sexual predators. ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad because i'm a pediatrician, and for ed gillespie to say i would tolerate anyone hurting a child is despicable.
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four things to know this afternoon. the suspect in the new york terror attack wanted to continue his rampage onto the brooklyn bridge. he told investigators he feels good about tuesday's killings. sayfullo saipov claims he carried out the attack on behalf of isis. president trump is calling for the death penalty. >> we are working to learn how a deadly fire started this morning in prince george's county. fire fighters found two people dead when they got to the home on foot street in seat pleasant. the house was in foreclosure and it was supposed to be empty. >> new developments in the russia probe, we have learned it will be at least next week before the two men charged could be released from home detention. former trump campaign chair paul manafort and his business associate rick gates each face a dozen charges ranging from conspiracy against the u.s. to money laundering. and actor kevin spacey says he's seeking treatment after a
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two fellow actors have come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. one of them was under age at the time of the alleged encounter. spacey stars in the popular netflix drama "house of cards." netflix has suspended production of that show. >> it may be a little weird to think about snow on a day like this wione, but we know winter will be here before we know it. >> that's right, crews in northern virginia say they're ready. we are looking at how you and your family can get ready. >> reporter: before you can deal with this, you have to make sure that all of this is ready to go. >> as you can see, it's got one of these butterfly blades on the front to push snow in either direction from it. >> reporter: snow season is almost here and vdot is gearing up for whatever comes our way. with more than 13,000 lane miles to plow, it's no small task. prepping the plows actually began back in june. >> the area headquarters cre
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have been doing what's called rigging, which is checking in and inexpecting every single truck that is going to be on the road. they are fitting their a-frames, which is the mechanism you attach the plow blade on the front of the back. >> reporter: they have 45 snow removal trucks, 120,000 tons of salt, and 250,000 gallons of brine. all that's needed now is some snow. after a pretty mild winter last year, what's expected this season? sorry snow lovers. it doesn't look like this is your year. >> we can tell from what we can look at, the outlook for the mid-atlantic here is that we'll have milder than normal conditions as a whole. >> reporter: so vdot is ready, but people, residents need to be ready, too, if we do have a snow or an ice event. you are asked to stay home and allow these plows to clear the streets. in fairfax, megan mcgrath, news 4. >> all right,
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dollar question, right? what does winter hold for us? how cold will it get, how much snow could we see? doug kammerer and the rest of the team 4 is looking for how much. a week away from this. can we get a little teaser? >> going to be a lot more than last year. that's not saying a lot. we only saw 3 inches last year. we only got 3.4 at the airport, but i think we'll see a lot more this year. i also think, too -- >> maybe 3.5. >> exactly. i would be surprised if we had a little snow in november. >> really? >> right now, we could see it over the next -- not next two weeks or so, but by the end of the month. anyway, we'll talk about that in a week. you're going to want to see this one, i think. outside right now, show you what's going on. yes, anything but winter like. we have sunshine, we have warm temperatures. it is gorgeous. current temperature 76 degrees. temperatures through the evening 71 at 7:00, down to 64 by 11:00. it's almost like we're talng
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about early september. that's the kind of weather we've got out there across our region and it's just going to stay quite nice right on through the day tomorrow as well. now, no rain to talk about. so storm team 4 radar all dry. back to the west tracking this right here, look terrain coming through chicago. that's a cold front. that cold front could move our way, bring us an isolated shower during the day tomorrow. however, most of your day looks dry. best chance of showers would be late and only 30% chance. sunshine early then cloud cover, high of 78 on your friday. look at the temperature difference. the front, more of a back door cold front as high pressure moves to the north. 59 degrees, chance of showers if not rain on saturday night. that could be kind of nasty. 72 degrees on sunday. of course falling back as far as daylight savings is concerned. 74 degrees coming up with a chance of showers on monday as well. more next week. we'll get to that in a second. what about the next couple days? we have a lot of events going on. the person in the know is amelia draper back in the weather center. >> hey, doug, i'm going to whack you through events friday,
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first let's start with friday night football, exciting games across the area. we have broad run at stone bridge and woo ton. isolated shower, but most of us are looking dry and cool as those games wrap up. but around kickoff, temperatures near 70 degrees. so, really nice for early november football. as we look to our saturday down at nats park, we have the d.c. brew fest going on. you do want to bring the rain jacket there, either for the early session or the later session. can't rule out some rain at both of those. you do want to be prepared. also kind of on the chilly side with temperatures only in the mid to upper 50s. and then of course on sunday we have the dell ray halloween parade that was postponed. finally getting underway this weekend and it is looking nice out there for the parade on your sunday. want to talk a little bit of cloud cover but it's mild for the fa raid. 72 as the parade is wrapping up. and, doug, you also have a few events this weekend, including on sunday morning, not looking too shabby out there sunday morning.
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saturday first off, the kidney ball, i'll be hoefrting that saturday night. if you're going to be there, may need the umbrella for that. on sunday, that's the day we're hosting the breathe deep d.c. walk for longevity along the mall. i do this every single year, always get a big crowd down there. it's going to be a lot of fun again. it will be cool but not as cold as the last two years. 55 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 55 degrees at 11:00. 63 degrees by the time 1:00 rolls around. the walk actually starts around 10:00. registration is around 9:00. they told me this year i can get down there at 9:30 which is an hour later than last year. i'm happy, i get to sleep a little longer. take a look at the next ten days. shower chances remaining through wednesday, and getting a little on the chilly side as we make our way towards the end of the week and next weekend. >> that's a lot of 50s there. >> and you mentioned snow. we won't think about that. >> not yet. >> here's something to think about. you have children. >> yes, two. >> here's the question for you. what age do you think a child should get a cell phone?
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>> my son will be 11 in december. i'm thinking 12 years old. i think at 12 he's going to be a little more responsible. >> are they already hitting you up for them? >> most definitely. their friends have them. my son and my daughter, my son will be 11:00. my daught -- 11. my daughter is 8. they have watches. i love those watches they can call mom and dad so they can communicate with us yet not on their phones watching the games. >> you know, all this week news4 has been working for you taking a closer look at digital addiction. here's angie goff with a look at some of the things parents should consider beforehanding one of those phones over. >> reporter: in the digital world it's become a coming of age milestone for kids, getting their first phone. the big question for parents, when? >> maybe around 12 years old. >> reporter: child psychologist dr. edward spencer specializes in healthy use of technology. he says there's no magic number. maturity is something to consider. >> you should have a
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good idea to try this. it's something you try and you make it really clear that that which you give you can take away. >> reporter: for the first round spencer says make it clear the phone or tablet is an adult tool and having it is a privilege. he says do not give your child complete access at first. use parental controls to restrict what they use and how they use it. and enact a media curfew. keep in mind every child is different. >> a teenagerer is doing schoolwork till 11:00 at night. that is different from an 8-year-old. >> reporter: he said consider age 10. one group leading the charge in colorado to ban smart sales to kids under the age of 13. campaigns like wait until 8 are gaining ground. parents urging other parents to hold off until middle school to make the decision. around here, we found some who
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phones early, they fail to look up and look around and see the world around them. >> reporter: dr. spencer says there are positives once you do give in. a new way to learn, connect and explore. all activity that should be regulated to avoid risks. >> depression, anxiety and adhd is the most common sort of best friends of the compulsive use of technology. >> reporter: angie goff, news4. >> if you've missed any of our digital addiction stories, you can just head on over to the nbc washington app for ways that you and your family can cutback a bit. it's just one of the ways news4 is working for you. >> our neighborhood mystery, people were already suspicious of a local house even before flames destroyed it. and when fire fighters got closer, they found more than just damage. >> this is news4, first at 4:00.
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and then a mystery unfolding in prince george's county. two people dead inside a home that neighbors thought was vacant. >> plus, he loved -- but will you? our susan hogan working for you to breakdown what the gop tax proposal could mean for your wallet. >> and signs meant to tear apart a community plastered all over a local high school. but the way the students are reacting to it, it's bringing everyone together. >> we're going to begin now with questions surrounding a deadly fire in prince george's county. good evening, everyone. i'm leon harris sitting in for jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. so, how did the fire start? who are the victims? >> that's right. two bodies were found early this morning at a homa loe along foo street in seat pleasant just over the d.c. line. a home neighbors say have been empty too long. >> they went to fix this house up and did what they were supposed to be
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>> bureau chief tracee wilkins have been talking to people who live nearby. she's live at the scene this evening. tracee? >> reporter: i'm told by people who live on this block there are three empty houses here. they all know which ones they are. this was one of them. now prince george's county fire officials are saying they found two dead bodies inside. dimarco boon woke up to find the home next door burning from top to bottom. >> it was hot. it was bigger by the second. >> reporter: after the fire was out, inside two bodies were discovered. both so badly burned, even their sex will have to be determined by autopsy. >> everyone dies, but not like this. >> reporter: the home is foreclosed and owned by the bank of america according to tax records. it was supposed to be empty. >> they done board ed this house up several times trying to keep them out. >> reporter: people who live on foot street in seat pleasant say it was a matter of time. >> three or four months later they were back in here ai
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around here vacant and homeless people sleep in. >> reporter: his siding was damaged when the house next door went up in flames. he said his concern is much greater. >> i don't necessarily agree with sleeping in houses but people need somewhere to sleep. i'm sad that this is the result of it. >> reporter: people who live on this street tell me they saw young men going in and out of this house, but again at this point we can't begin to guess who was inside of this house. it's going to take an autopsy for them to figure out the sex and the identity of the people who died inside. coming up on news4 at 6:00, the city of seat pleasant is aware they have an issue with these empty houses. what they are doing to try and take care of that problem. reporting live in seat pleasant, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in the studio. >> thank you, tracee. president trump's former campaign chair will remain under house arrest for now. paul manafort and his long-time business associate rick gates back in federal court this afternoon. the pair was indicted this week as part of special counsel robert mueller's investigation into russian


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