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the damage from the air. inside, two people found dead, burned beyond recognition. >> our county bureau chief tracee wilkins is in seat pleasant with the growing mystery and the concerns about safety from people who live in this neighborhood. tracee? >> reporter: prince george's county fire fighters go door to door making sure people on foot street in seat pleasant have working smoke detect texterors. what do you do when no one lives in the house? >> you have two on this street. nobody lives here. they should do something instead of letting them sit. >> reporter: there are nearly 150 abandoned homes in seat pleasant. this now burned out house is one of them. >> it's a little scary.
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up to find the house next door burning from top to bottom. >> it was getting hot. it was getting bigger by the second. >> reporter: after the fire was out, inside two bodies were discovered. both so badly burned, even their gender will have to be determined by an autopsy. >> everyone dies, but not like this. >> reporter: the home was foreclosed and owned by the bank of america according to tax records. it was supposed to be empty. >> they done boarded this house up several times trying to keep them out. >> it's a number of house us around here that are vacant and homeless people sleep in. >> it's going to take some time, but we are addressing the issue. >> reporter: seat pleasant is buying some of its foreclosed homes and rehabbing them. but there are a lot here. meanwhile, dimarco boon's siding was damaged when the house next door went up in flames. >> siding. >> reporter: he said his concern is much greater. >> i don't necessarily agree in sleeping in houses but people need somewhere to sleep. i'm sad this is the result of it. >> that was tracee wilkins reporting from seat pleasant. also in myl
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of a pregnant woman. police say la quin phillips set the woman on fire in a home in capital heights. jonathan miller, police say seen here on the left, police say he helped phillips with the crime in september. miller has been charged with attempted murder. the mother suffered serious burns. she is still in critical condition in the hospital. the baby was delivered by emergency c-section and is expected to be okay. >> now we turn to the terror in manhattan. the suspect now says that he was planning that attack for more than a year. he did dry runs and wanted to do even more damage, with eyes on the brooklyn bridge. nbc's jay gray is in lower manhattan tonight where federal agents are still trying to find out if he had any help. jay? >> reporter: yeah, leon, this area of the city, though, open getting a bike path where the attack took place. resilient new yorkers getting back to their daily life as
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look into the life of the man they say carried out the deadly attack here. at the core of the ongoing investigation, a cyber search. agents with the joint terrorism task force analyzing data from sayfullo saipov's cell phones and the 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 saipov and any terror group. they do know he downloaded isis propaganda and images including beheadings. a criminal complaint outlines his plan. he told 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 as he could. telling agents he felt good about what he had done. >> i believe this is an individual who should rot in prisofo
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>> reporter: online, president trump has called for the death penalty. >> he had everything, he had everything to live for. >> reporter: no punishment will fill 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. you know, federal agents and police stressing this is really just the beginning of their search for answers here. leon? >> thank you so much, jay. jay gray in new york. coming up in our next half hour, nbc's gabby schwartz joins us live as we take a look at the questions still unanswered. plus what we are learning about the ter
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new jersey. that's ahead at 6:45. doreen? >> former trump campaign chairman paul manafort will be back in court next week. today the judge postponed a decision on bail arrangements for manafort and his long-time associate rick gates. manafort's lawyer argued against gps monitoring. the judge mentioned concerns that he's a flight risk. manafort and gates pleaded not guilty on monday to charges related to political work in ukraine before manafort went to work for the trump campaign. that same day prosecutors disclosed that former trump campaign aide george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi. that plea is causing a ripple effect, too. former trump campaign aide sam clovis is now out as the department of agriculture. he was nominated to be the usda's top scientist despite having no scientific credentials. he withdrew his nomination overnight blaming the political climate. but there may be more to it. nbc news reports
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questioned clovis last week. clovis is the trump campaign supervisor mentioned in court documents outlining the papadopoulos plea agreement. democrats were expected to zero in on that during a confirmation hearing next week. >> tonight republicans insist that their new tax reform plan is the boon to middle class famz. even critics agree most families will see some kind of a tax cut, but they say it will be a small one. while the biggest tax savings will go to the wealthy and corporations. blayne alexander now with a closer look at the impact. >> reporter: 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 country, for all americans. >> we will grow our economy by 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 br
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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 deficit. >> this is something that could affect us for the next 20 or 30 years so it's all the more reason why i think we should have more debate. >> i didn't know i was going to be given a prop. >> reporter: for republicans, that debate and the sell starting
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with the clock ticking down to the end of the year. now, while republicans are promising tax relief for the middle class, democrats say this plan will actually do exactly the opposite. in fact, the top senate democrat chuck schumer said this would take away a lot of the middle class protections. in fact, he said today that he crit ie criticized the short time line, republicans want to slam this through before people get a good look at what is actually inside. doreen? >> all right, blayne alexander reporting. to decision 2017 now, the virginia governor's race isn't the only one being watched nationwide. also in the spotlight, a house of delegates race that pits one of the most conservative members of the general assembly against the first transgender woman to run for office in the commonwealth. bureau chief julie carey reports now the way republicans are referring to her gender has angered democrats. >> reporter: when she knocks on doors in
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she said she never gets asked about being a transgender woman. >> when we're knocking on doors, they want to know what it is that you're going to do to address their quality of life issues. >> reporter: that's why this former local newspaper reporter has made improving traffic on route 28 the center piece of her campaign. >> that my legislative focus is what's on the sign right here because delegate marshall won't do it. he hasn't done it. and he can't. >> reporter: a long-time member of the virginia house, bob marshall is also known as one of its most conservative delegates. much of his proposed issues is on this mailer paid for by the republican party of virginia. it refers to danica roen as a man, to his words. >> when delegate marshall realized he cannot win on public policy issues, on traffic, jobs, schools and health care, he resorted to trash. >> reporter: the republican party of virginia defends the flyer. e
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attack danica's gender identity. the mailers make an issue of danica's openness to teaching transgenderism in kindergarten. we can't tell you what bob marshall has to say about the controversy. until this campaign he's always been willing to do on-camera interviews with me. but he declined our request to talk about that campaign mailer and he declined a chance to debate his opponent. in manassas, i'm julie carey, news 4. >> we invite you to stay with news4 on election day. that is next tuesday. we'll have complete coverage and analysis of this race along with the virginia governor's race both on air and on our nbc washington app. >> fighting crime with science. >> the high-tech approach local police are taking to catch a criminal, and the surprising price tag to develop this. >> and this workplace shooting in maryland captured headlines when learning now about the first calls for help and why it led to so much confusion there at the scene. >> reporter: s
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cities, including here in silver spring. coming up on news4 at 6:00, why the principal of blair high school says they're not taking the bait. >> did you like today? i mean, take a look at these temperatures. high temperature today d.c., 77 degrees. tomorrow i think we're even warmer. i'm talking about near record high temperatures, but you know it won't last. the complete forecast. i'll see you back here in just a minute. >> i'm erika gonzalez here at the live desk with breaking news. we are hearing about a very sizeable house fire in upper montgomery county in the sandy spring area. and we are hearing that fire fighters there on the ground are having difficulty putting this out because there are not any fire hydrants in that area. as a result, you have howard county and montgomery county fire fighters arriving to the scene. we are hearing that several people are injured in this. chopper 4 headed out now and just minutes away from the scene. me liveso
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ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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i'm erika gonzalez here at the live desk. we now have chopper 4 within the vicinity of this very large house fire in upper montgomery county, specifically sandy springs. the 100 block of brink wood road. you can already see the heavy plumes of smoke so we should be within seconds of this location. we understand that fire fighters have had such difficulty putting this out. in fact, this has been going on for about 20, 25 minutes now, and we are hearing that several people are injured. we understand that fire fighters from both montgomery county and howard county are using a nearby pond to pump water to this location. again, this has been going on 20, 25 minutes now and we are hearing reports of several people injured. this is in upper montgomery county in the sandy spring area. this breaking newsh
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bringing you here at news4 at 6:00 this evening. difficulty for these fire fighters to try to get to the scene and get water on this very, what appears to be a very large house in sandy spring area of upper montgomery county. as soon as we get a few more details we'll have them for you right here from the live desk. back over to you guys in the studio. >> erika, thank you. new at 6:00, someone posting a controversial flyer at a maryland high school, we have been telling you fliers that read "it's okay to be white" were found earlier this week. news4's kristin wright has that story. >> reporter: new security camera image from blair high school shows someone who appears to be putting up "it's okay to be white" fires around the outside of the school. the person is in a light colored hoodie pulled over their head wearing jeans. staff members found ten signs outside on the doors. >> ten of them? >> yeah, ten around the building. >> reporter: blair high school student says he can see right through the so-called
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behind signs someone posted on the outside of the building saying "it's okay to be white." >> i don't think anything is necessarily 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: these two students worry the signs could mean trouble. >> it looks kind of threatening. >> i feel upset and i feel angry. >> reporter: the confusing logic is spelled out on a website making the rounds. it's some kind of call to action to put up "it's okay to be white" fliers to get a big reaction. blair's principal isn't taking the bait, saying in a letter home, in part, montgomery blair is a very smart diverse and inclusive community and we will not fall victim to attempts to divide us. will says the signs will only unify him and his friends. >> we all kind of think the same in terms of it's okay to be whatever you can be who you are. >> reporter: i talked to police.
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they told me the fliers don't rise to the level of a hate crime, but nonetheless, they did document the incident just in case. and, leon and doreen, they are working with school officials. back to you. >> all right, sounds good. thanks, kristin. the board that oversees d.c. water met the first time since the news4 i-team investigation indicated fairness of the water bills. >> jody is staying on top of this. she joins us now with an update. >> reporter: several board members say they recognize there is not issue here. they just aren't sure how to address t but they have vowed to do something. they will discuss it in detail at their next rate meeting later this month. for months the i-team has been investigating complaints about the clean rivers program and the fee to pay for it. it's on every water bill in the district and it grows every year. property owners pay based on the square footage of their buildings, sidewalks and parking areas which can increase stormwater runoff. some customers say the fees have
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their bills. for the first time the water board chairman addressed that. >> the board from the d.c. water side has to look at, have we created an unfair burden for any particular entity and we're going to have to make some adjustments. >> reporter: the peas are payfeg for a $2.6 billion project. the today the general manager address the i-team's reporting on the fees and the impact on water customers. >> i am certain that this is a challenge and that we have customers that have raised points that are worthy of consideration. i think you've seen the reporting. like i said, i think it's been good journalism. tough on the shows, i've had a lot of people talking to me about it. >> reporter: and you'll hear from even more of those folks coming up tomorrow on news4 at 6:00. our investigation continues with a look at how some homeowners are trying to fight these growing builds. and we'll introduce you to one woman who warned years ago that d.c. residents were not going to be able to handle these growing fees. >> they give any kind of timetable upon when they might come up wth
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>> reporter: the rate meeting is on the 14th and that's the very first step they are basically going to look at what some other cities around the country are doing to stagger these rates and make them fair. but they really are in a tough spot they're. they say there is no good solution and they're going to work at it and see what they can do. >> of course you're going to stray on top. >> absolutely, working for you. >> not for me, for them. >> for everyone. >> this investigation, you should know, started with a tip from a water customer contacting our i-team. you can send them any story ideas and watch the complete water woes investigation by visiting our nbc washington app. just select investigations. >> we warned you it was happening, and now it's happening again. the simple mistake that people are making that's giving crooks easy access into your home. >> metro says it needs more money to keep operating, but will you be left footing the bill? i'm adam tuss. i'll tell you about the general manager's proposed budget coming up. >> and we continue to follow breaking news. a massive response to a fire in
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several people injured in this fire on brink woodoad in brook r debbie: when you work at a children's hospice, people ask you, how can you possibly do this? 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 for the last eighteen years. he's made 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. 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.
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g for virginia. for more than nine years, i covered a beat: my lifelong home of prince william county. as the lead reporter for the gainesville times, i wrote more than two thousand five hundred news stories, vetting facts, and holding politicians' feet to the fire. and when dominion wouldn't tell us who owned the haymarket data center, i didn't stop until the truth came out. now i'm running for delegate to bring a reporter's eye to richmond. i'm danica roem. it's time richmond answered to us.
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if you look out your window right now, you'd never know that this is coming soon. since june, vdot has been prepping and inspecting snow plows. all 4500 snow removers are fitted with plow braceers and salt spreaders. >> ty
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120,000 tons of salt on stand by, but they may not use it all. the national weather service is predicting a mild winter. that's all well and good. what about our guy? doug is going to have his winter weather outlook next thursday. don't want to put you under the gun right now, man. >> look, he's researching right now. busy doing your homework for that winter weather outlook. >> that's right. this is the research, guys, right here. and, yeah, i agree, i think we'll get a mild winter. but if you remember two years ago, that was also a very mild winter and we had one of the biggest blizzards we've ever seen. could it happen? we'll find out a week from today. i'll show you what's happening outside right now. right now it's not winter like, it's fall-like. it us didn't feel that way. nice fall color across our region. the tower cam across friendship heights, the bethesda area now. current temperature sitting at 69, winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. now, the rest of the areas still in the 70s some in spots.
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72 in frederick, 70 fredericksburg honeytown coming in at 67 degree mark. rain, we're not going to see any rain tonight. not going to see any rain. for most of the day tomorrow. however, there is going to be a chance tomorrow. the reason, we have a cold front back to the west. but even with this cold front, you notice it doesn't have a lot of, a lot of moisture with it. not a lot of rain with this so, yes, we'll see a chance of a shower but that's ream i about it. tomorrow's forecast, high temperature around 78 degrees, it will be partly cloudy, nice and warm. a shower chance late, and that's all it is. just a hitting shower. not going to be much. that 78, by the way, two degrees shy of the record. the record tomorrow is 80 degrees, and i would not be surprised we may hit 80 at the airport or other areas. we could sket a record high temperature tomorrow. hard to believe our record highs are 80 degrees and falling. now, fall foliage report, you notice looking out there with the color we're on the high side as far as color is concerned. peak from loudoun county, frederick county back to the west and past peak as you get to the higher mountaines
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western maryland as well. we'll continue to watch out for that. the next couple of days, temperatures on the mild side with the exception of saturday. saturday is the one day of the next four that is well below average. the 78 tomorrow, 59 degrees on your saturday. i do think we'll have a good chance of some rain late in the day on saturday. 72 on sunday, clouds early, then sun in the afternoon. remember set your clocks back one hour on saturday night as you make your way to bed. get an extra hour of sleep. we actually like fall back. that one is okay. it's spring forward everybody hates. 74 degrees on monday, chance of showers there. speaking of sunday, got an event going on downtown. if you want to come out with me, breathe deep d.c. walk taking place to help raise money for lung cancer. this is for the longevity foundation. temperature wise 55 degrees at 9:00 a.m., 55 by 11:00. the walk begins at 10:00. come on down, asking everybody, we have big teams down there this year. next week, well, only in the 50s. we get cool, we have a chance of showers through wednesday. coldest air of the season coming in late next week.
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this while we can. thank you, doug. >> all right. coming up next, a fight over funding. why you could be the one footing the bill for metro repairs even if you don't ride the rails. >> with a click of a button, they're able to get right into your garage and, hence, right into your home. i'm david culver in loudoun county where there is a growing number of home invasions. just ahead, what the sheriff is asking from you. >> and chopper 4 still over the scene of some breaking news in montgomery county. now we know that several people have been hurt in a house fire in brookeville, maryland. we're hearing this is an area without fire hydrants. we'll take you back t
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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 for the last eighteen years. he's made 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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breaking news, first at 6:30, multiple people hurt in a fire that is just devouring a
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if you have our nbc washington app, you got the breaking news alert. >> now you're looking here at a live shot at the scene. this is from chopper 4 overhead. let's get to erika gonzalez standing by at the live desk. erika. >> leon, you were just seeing there the front side of the house we've been able to zoom in here through chopper 4. the presence from fire fighters that we have seen here -- i want to keep showing you the house first, though. we have to tell you we are hearing reports of several people injured and the difficulty that fire fighters have had in getting this thing out because of a lack of fire hydrants in this area. this is upper montgomery county in brookeville, maryland, specifically the 1 shun blo00 b brink wood road. as chopper 4 widens out, you can see the scope of the property, the size of this house, a very large house. the back of this house is where we are really seeing a lot of the activity and the smoke ea
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back of the house there. chopper 4, if you can hear us, go ahead and widen out your shot there. thank you. and you're seeing, again, just a huge presence from fire fighters. not just from montgomery county, but from howard county as well, assisting in this. they were bringing in water from a nearby pump to try to get this out. and, again, reports of several people injured in brookeville, maryland at the scene of a very large house fire. doreen, leon, back to you guys in the studio. >> erika, are we hearing anything yet about who is injured? is it fire fighters, is it people who were in the house? >> no, that's still unclear right now. initially the number of people quite possibly affected was smaller. now we are hearing it is just being put as several. but we're not sure if that is -- that includes -- if that is fire fighters, if the people that live in this home, neighbors, it's just very unclear at this moment. >> all right. erika gonzalez, thank you. it's a crime of opportunity that we told you about a few weeks ago.
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>> that's right. the loudoun county sheriff's department saying people are essentially inviting thieves inside their homes by leaving their doors unlocked. overnight one sterling couple awoke to find an intruder inside. >> northern virginia reporter david culver is live to explain exactly how they are getting in. david? >> reporter: doreen and leon, here is the problem as the sheriff here in loudoun county sees it. folks, as you mentioned, just inviting folks in essentially, leaving doors like this garage open and then once the intruder gets into the garage, most people don't think it is secure with the garage door closed, they open it up. that's what happened in sterling overnight. one couple awaking to an intruder. tonight that couple and many others making some changes. from the street we noticed an adt security representative making his way to one homeowner's door. for many along bush wood court
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of mind. >> it certainly puts any homeowner in danger because you don't know what somebody that accesses your house may do. they may try to assault you, they may try to do something along those lines. >> reporter: sheriff mike chat man said the home invasion happened around iii th3:00 this morning. the dogs were barking. the homeowner chased the suspect out. the homeowner tells me they left their door unlocked. >> what we are seeing a lot of lately since mid october, people that have left their cars unlocked and, you know, criminals are actually entering the house by hitting the garage door opener, going inside the garage, and then going inside the house. >> the sheriff fears too many folks are making it easy. nearly a dozen similar cases in the past few weeks. in late september, remember this, we told you about folks leaving purses and valuables in plain view. suspects break in the window, jumping in to get them and then taking off. so, whether at home or on the go, the sheriff warns -- >> do the 9:00 p.m. routine. go o
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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. >> reporter: in the home invasion from early this morning, the injuries were only minor to the homeowner. but the sheriff points out a lot of suspects and even some homeowners carry guns. and so those confrontations, leon, they could turn deadly. >> exactly. that family there may have been very, very lucky. it could have been a lot worse there. thank you, david. should you have to pay more for metro even if you don't use the sis democrat? metro's leader says he needs millions more in funding from local governments to balance the books. transportation reporter adam tuss now along the orange line. we show you how that request could impact your wallet. all new at 6:00. >> reporter: more money for metro. should you have to pay more to ride the transit system? well, the general manager says if you want more things like this, the new railcars, you're going to have to pony up. metro in a familiar position.
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asking for more funding to keep the system rolling. specifically metro is asking for millions more from local government. take a look here at what the gm's budget has in mind. no fare increases coming and no service cuts, but it's asking for $165 million more from our local jurisdictions. and in a way because that money comes from local revenues, that means metro is asking you to pay more whether you ride the system or not. >> from what i've heard in recent times, they've been mismanaging funds. >> reporter: jerome thomas not ready for anyone to give metro more funding just yet. >> i don't know about the extra money going into metro, but -- >> reporter: you want to see the performance first. >> exactly, i want to he sue where it's going to go to first. >> reporter: metro said money is needed to keep maintenance programs going and make sure the system does president fall deeper into disrepair. metro says riders will get things like new railcars and wireless service throughout the system. andre miller says all he has is metro. local leaders should be handing over more.
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government. plus, if it helps metro out, this he could lower fares. >> reporter: at least this year no fare increase planned. metro says it could avoid continually having to ask for new funding if the region adopted a new dedicated stream of funding, something like a sales tax that would go towards the system. along the orange line, adam tuss, news4. >> u.s. house members came together on the steps of the capital today to show their solidarity with puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. hurricane maria slammed the u.s. territories on september 20th. six weeks later the recovery far from over. take a look at this update. puerto rico's governor says 37% of power has been restored now. and he says 83% of water meters are back online, but usa today reports health care workers are raising concerns that the water may not be safe due to damage to the water system during the hurricane. >> new complaints against the world's largest travel site. what customers
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they posted warnings about the safety of some popular hotels. >> and it's a question a lot of parents have, how young is too young for a child to have a cell phone? an expert weighs in on this debate. but first here is doug. >> not until 18. shut it down. no, okay. out there right now we're tracking a frontal boundary. that front back to the west could bring showers on your friday and a big change to your weekend. ah, the forecastn that. s oee
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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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in this digital world it's become a coming of age milestone for kids. >> we are working for you during digital addiction week. tonight the burning question that a lot of parents face, when should your child get a cell phone. the child psychiatrist we spoke with said there's no magic age. maturity is the most important factor. children need to understand that a cell phone is an adult tool and a privilege that parents can take away. when your child begins using a phone, limit how much they can do and make sure they don't use the phone right before bedtime. >> and as we learned, don't let them keep it near the bed when they go to sleep. remember that? >> not a good idea, yeah. for children or adults. >> exactly. that goes for all of us. the reviews you count on for travel plans may be getting censored. >> nbc's blake mccoy is looking into the accusations. >> reporter: good evening. when planning their next vacation, millions will turn to popular online travel sites to help inform their decision. but tonight allegations that one of the most popular sites, trip
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i'm blake mccoy. coming up on nbc nightly news, hear from one woman whose son died at a mexican resort. she says when she went to warn others, trip advisor deleted her post. what you can do as a consumer and how trip advisor is responding. tonight on nbc nightly news. >> and still ahead, technology so new, local police have only used it three times. how dna is being used to paint a portrait of a wanted man and what it could mean for future cases. >> and we continue to follow breaking news in montgomery county. several people injured in a fire in brookeville. we are ga
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ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help.
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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. 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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the rape of a woman waiting at a bus station in gaithersburg has montgomery county police trying something new. they are sharing dna from the crime scene with a tech company to create this rendering of the suspect. as news4's chris gordon explains, it's the first time the department has done this in an active case. >> reporter: montgomery county detectives searched the woods for evidence. the suspect ran. police have been trying to
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waiting for her bus, dragging her here and sexually assaulting her. police in reston virginia are creating this schedule using dna evidence from the rape suspect. >> the department paid parabon $3,500 for their services. this is brand-new technology to law enforcement across the country, not just to montgomery county. >> reporter: parabo in, says this dna technology is now used by police in every state and ten countries. i spoke by face time with dr. ellen gray tech, a scientist at parabon labs asking how often a dna sketch helps police make an arrest. >> of the cases that have gone public, one in five of those have been solved that we know of. >> reporter: an artist added the suspect's dread locks from the victim's description of her attacker. in the neighborhood along watkins mill road where the rape occurred, many residents are still concerned that there hasn't been an arrest in the bus stop rape.
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know, he hasn't been caught yet and it's so close to where i live. >> reporter: police say if this dna composite sketch helps result in an arrest in this rape case, they will use this new technology more often in the future to identify suspects. reporting from gaithersburg, chris gordon, news4. >> we go back now to that breaking news in upper montgomery county. several people reported injured after a house fire in brookeville. we do not know the extent of their injuries, but this is still a very active scene and we have been following it for the past half hour or so. the area does not have any fire hydrants, so fighting this has been a challenge and there are fire fighters from two counties on it now. updates as they become available on our nbc washington app. >> new details in last month's deadly workplace shooting in maryland, we are hearing for the first time from the people who called 911 and it is alarming. erika gonzalez in our newsroom will explain what the calls reveal. erika?
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there is some sort of confusion initially, right? one of the first callers from the store told 911 that people were passed out and that they needed a lot of ambulances. let's listen in now. >> everybody passed out in the shop. i'm not quite sure what's going on or why they're passed out. but everybody passed out in the shop. >> and then somebody else called from inside advance granite solutions and told the operator that a person walked in and started shooting. police say that person is radee prince. he is charged in maryland with shooting three coworkers to death, two others were hurt. prince is also charged with a shooting that happened shortly after in delaware. still not clear why prince attacked his coworkers. we do know, though, he had been recently fired and coworkers had previously complained about him being violent and aggressive. back over to you guys in the studio. >> thank you, erika. >> doug is back now with more
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for some really nice, nice few days here. >> i like breaking records. >> okay. >> are we going to do that? >> we're going to come close. >> the good kind. >> the good kind of records. i'll take any, a record low. a record low in d.c. is negative 11. i wouldn't mind going negative 12. >> you're on your own there. >> come on. tomorrow's record a little different. tomorrow's record high temperature 80 degrees. i think we'll be close to that as we move through the day tomorrow. hopefully we'll get there. let's just go ahead and break the record. i'm going for a high of 78. again, the record is 80 degrees set back in 1974, way back before i was born. okay, sorry. out there right now temperature wise 69 degrees. temperature wise at 7:00 down to 68. down to 63 by 11:00. a very nice night tonight. temperatures on the mild side, going to be really nice as you step on out. you have to take the dog for uh wa a walk, looking good for that. we've been trackg
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system all afternoon. it's a cold front back to the west, back around chicago. it will move on down toward the region. as it does so, we're going to see the clouds on the increase tomorrow, a slight chance of a shower. but waking up to some really nice conditions. i mean, we've seen cold conditions, we've seen frost in many areas. that will not be the case tomorrow. it will be nice and warm, 7:00 a.m., plenty of sunshine. notice by around noon seeing cloud cover coming in, but most of the area not just dry, but most of the area still seeing sunshine. a very nice day to get out for lunch. we haven't seen a lot of them. i think tomorrow is great. notice 4:00 shower activity as the front moves through, but it's not much. very light showers, if anything at all. they move through very quickly by 7:00, 8:00. i think we're a-okay. no problem there. the next couple days, what are we expecting temperature wise? 78 on your friday from, 59 on saturday. much cooler saturday. 72 on sunday as we fall back, daylight saving time coming to an end. 74 on your monday. chance of showers right on through early wednesday. we get a lot cooler next week. pattern setting up on a rather cool side,ld
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debbie: when you work at a children's hospice, people ask you, how can you possibly do this? 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 for the last eighteen years. he's made 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: this is the xfinity sports desk. >> well, the new guy is here. he should be comfortable because it sounded like in his press conference he knew everybody there in the room. >> it felt so good. he had such a great presence. you have to say when you hear the words, i'm here to win a world series, music to nationals fans every wrp. a great start for the nats new manager dave martinez introduced this afternoon. today at the park, martinez putting on his number 4 nationals jersey, says he picked that number 4 because he has four kids. the 53-year-old becomes the seventh manager in nats history, hoping to help lead this team deep into the playoffs. martinez was on the other side as bench coach for the cubs when he helped eliminate the nationals from the postseason. the new nats manager wants his club to be aggressive, something he knows firsthand
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>> when you play game five in those games, it's all or nothing, anything can happen. the only thing i can say is we were down 4-1. and when you're in those games, you're playing good teams like that, you really have to put the hammer down, you know, and you can't let them come back. >> being aggressive? >> aggressive, try to get the tack-on runs and do everything you can to beat them down right then and there. everywhere i've been, that's what we tell our guys, don't let good teams up. if you do, they're going to come get you. >> some bad news from houston, but we'll get to that. this city still buzzing after the astros win their first world series in franchise history. stewart springer nachld mmed mv. tied for most all time. in the 55-year wait end for the astros after beating the dodgers 5-1 in taking the series 4 gam
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to 3, astros lost 111 games in 2013, now to the best team in baseball, in world series ring wasn't enough. the short stop proposing to his girlfriend after the game she said, of course. and as you saw right there, not yo sure which ring was bigger. >> looked like home plate. >> good for them. congratulations to them. the goal of the redskins practice this week is to piece together a batch work defense plagued by injuries and prepare for the noise. tomorrow practicing to music to simulate how loud it will be sunday. they'll have to communicate in that hostile environment and quickly. jay gruden has a lot more smile on his face today, though. he gets back brandon returning to practice. he was limited, but it's a good sign he's on the field after his knee injury. and that patch work offensive line could use a veteran.
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the redskins heading to seattle, which boasts one of the loudest stadiums in all the nfl. they know they're going to have to prepare. >> be the first to say i haven't played there. i'm sure seattle may be even louder than anywhere else. so, we'll be ready for it. the best we can. and we understand we're walking into from that standpoint and we know we have to communicate very well. >> curt after practice today talked about grit. it's going to be a challenge especially since we have a lot of new guys on the line. i mean, i came in last week. but gosh, man, it's just another hurdle. >> it's different than seahawks stadium because the way the stadium is set up. so we just have to make sure we keep our composure while we're up there and go play our football. >> and more big injury news out of the nfl today, according to multiple reports, texans star quarterback deshaun watson tore his acl and is out for the rest of the season. terrible news for the houston rookie who was lighting up the
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the injury reportedly happened during practice, noncontact drill. the texans have already lost stars jj watts for the season, nfl has seen a rash of injuries of high profile guys. watson, aaron rodgers, odell beckham, jr. banged up as the redskins are, good no one is as hurt as we have seen this season. >> rookie of the year, boy. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, sheree.
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ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding,
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he's not lobbying for you. tonight, the gop's massive tax plan revealed. it includes major cuts, and we're digging into what it means for you and your family. how much would you save? and who are the winners and losers? that could depend on where you live. brand-new fallout from a stunning turn in the mueller investigation after revelations of a trump campaign staffer pleading guilty. new questions swirling around attorney general jeff sessions, what he did during the campaign and what he later said under oath before congress. plus a deadly rampage at a walmart. >> we have a shooter inside the store. >> the gunman opening fire seemingly at random. why did he do it? tripadvisor accused of censoring customer reviews deleting warnings about sexual assault at popular resorts. what the company is saying aboutt


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