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the nice temperatures in the 60s but you know what? get ready for another shock to your system. good afternoon. >> it's going to get so cold overnight we could see freezing on the roads tomorrow. >> storm 4 meteorologist veronica johnson has the news starting out in the storm center. >> we've been looking at the forecast really hard for the overnight period. today walking around with short sleeves on. so nice outside feeling like a real mild spring day across the area. 57 degrees the temperature. the wind out of the south at 7 miles per hour. tomorrow, tomorrow, folks, get ready for a big drop in the mercury. let's go ahead and take a look because winter is going to be moving into the area. we have 60 degrees in rockville, maryland, college park 59. 57 degrees in d.c. currently. all through the area we're seeing some very mild air. 63 in warrenton right now. so the deal is for the overnight
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for the overnight at least prior to midnight here, mild temperatures, very nice conditions with just increasing clouds. it's after midnight, though, that rain is going to be moving in with a very, very strong cold front. and that rain right now the leading edge of it is just back off to the west. you can see some of the first showers coming through. areas of west virginia now and ohio and kentucky. take a look at the fast forecast because the cold air is some snow there and that's what we're talking about. precip change over and icy roads in spots mainly to the north. so rapid temperature drop for late tonight. a burst of snow that could be slick on some area roadways. and then strong winds, cold, and the return to january comes our way by tomorrow morning. wait until you see how low the wind chill temperatures are going to go for tomorrow. back to you guys. >> all right. thanks, veronica. >> the same system that brought us rain last night did much more damage in north carolina. strong storms and tornado blew through the western part of the
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state last night. 15 people were injured, more than 60 buildings destroyed or damaged around burke county. now to the controversy surrounding a video that appears to show four u.s. marines desecrating the corpses of three enemy fighters. this video is too ugly for us to show you in full. >> but the unedited version is already going viral and is sabotaging u.s. peace efforts. steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: the video is all over youtube. u.s. marines standing over what appears to be dead afghans urinating on the corpses. >> condemning the deplorable behavior. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton sounded furious. >> it is absolutely inconsistent with american values, with the standards of behavior that we expect from our military personnel. >> reporter: defense secretary panetta ordered an investigation.
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tonight officials say they know who is in the video, marines from camp lejeune, north carolina who returned from deployment last fall. but it's more than just these four. who held the camera? even snap shots of corpses are banned. it looks like a marine unit with poor discipline and leadership. >> there may be officers and ncos other than these here who are going to be held responsible. >> reporter: like the abu ghraib photos that turned many iraqis against america the timing of the afghan video is terrible. u.s. forces and diplomats are stepping up efforts to cut a peace deal with moderate taliban. >> and our role in this is to build confidence building measures. >> reporter: not to shoot videos that insult afghans. >> deplorable, reprehensible. and unacceptable. >> reporter: but the story today is on afghan newscasts. the taliban says it proves americans are wild and inhumane. afghan president karzai called the video insane, knowing the
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damage it's doing. many here in the nation's capital agree. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. a series of shootings in southeast washington this morning sent a school in lockdown. they happened near the martin luther king elementary school. authorities responded to the gun fire in the 600 block of alabama avenue. the 3300 block of 4th street and the 800 block of wheeler drive. d.c. police tell us three juveniles were shot. one of them was unconscious and taken to the hospital. the other two injuries are believed to be nonlife threatening. police are talking to two people tonight about the shooting but are not yet calling them suspects. the school was thrown into a lockdown but no one from the school was involved in the incident. part of alabama avenue was closed this morning during the investigation. sentencing is set for tomorrow for joran van der sloot for the murder of 21-year-old stephanie flores in peru. prosecutors are seeking a
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30-year sentence for the dutch native after he pleaded guilty yesterday. van der sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of american teen natalee holloway. meanwhile today in alabama a judge says he'll sign an order declaring holloway dead since her body was never found. now to decision 2012 and the republican race for the white house. fresh off a convincing win in new hampshire, mitt romney is now looking to capture another primary state -- south carolina. but this next battle could be a tougher one for the current front-runner. a new state poll there shows romney almost tied with newt gingrich for first place. jay gray reports. >> reporter: the focus and fight for the republican presidential nomination has taken a turn to the south. >> one of the reasons we're here in south carolina is because we don't quit. we got the heart of a warrior. >> reporter: if the gop race is a war, this conservative state
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could potentially be the final battle ground for contenders like rick perry and newt gingrich. >> i think when you have crony capitalism with politicians taking care of their friends, that's not free enterprise. that's just back door socialism. >> reporter: gingrich and others attacking front-runner mitt romney for his time as head of bain capital labeling him a corporate shark who preyed on struggling businesses only concerned about short-term profits. >> are you attacking bain or just asking questions? >> i'm just asking questions. i'm shocked at how defensive they are. >> reporter: but romney has countered, saying he created more than 100,000 jobs during his tenure in the private sector. >> newt gingrich's attacks are called foolish, out of bounds, and disgusting. >> reporter: his campaign fighting the allegations on the airwaves. while in person romney is talking more and more like a presumptive nominee and targeting president obama. >> he was going to bring people together. he was going to get the economy going. and almost every front he's failed. >> reporter: less than two weeks
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before the primary now gingrich, perry, jon huntsman, and rick santorum all hope results in south carolina will force romney to shift his focus back to those running against him in his own party. jay gray, nbc news. if you are looking to buy a home you could get a great deal right now. 30-year mortgage rates fell once again to a record low. freddie mac reports the average rate on the 30 year fixed mortgage fell to 3.89%, below the previous record of 3.91% reached three weeks ago. the 15-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 3.16% down from a record 3.21% also set three weeks ago. average mortgage rates hovered around 4% at the end of last year but many people are still unable to take advantage of the low rates because of the huge down payments. on wall street, stocks edged higher at the end of trading today. yet they ended on a relatively flat note for a second day in a row. the news came as investors
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remained cautious over several weak economic reports. the dow-jones industrials gained 21 points and the nasdaq picked up nearly 14 and the s&p 500 closed about three points higher. >> so who are better drivers, men or women? a new study set out to find the answer. melissa has more on the results. we've all heard the jokes women are bad drivers but women are actually getting the last laugh here. a new study from four auto insurance says women are in fact the better, safer drivers. take a look here. now the study compared traffic violations, accidents, and insurance price statistics between men and women. take a look at the men here right now. 80% of male drivers cause all deadly or serious accidents. men are also three times more likely to get a traffic violation than women. that includes speeding tickets, reckless driving, as well as duis. taking a look at the map here, men are paying for their bad driving habits literally.
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the statistics directly correlate with auto insurance rates. we take a look at the state of maryland here. men pay 7.8% more for car insurance than women do. going back to the map heading south here to the state of virginia, and virginia men pay 4.7% more for car insurance than women do. and finally, looking at the district of columbia, d.c. is the worst on average men pay 16% more for car insurance than women do. back to you. >> i guess that settles that. >> yeah. we're paying more to drive at least. >> i mean the question about who is the better driver. >> mm-hmm. i don't think it settles it. when news 4 at 4:00 continues the first lady joins the twitter verse and she quickly gains a whole lot of followers. >> why khloe kardashian is so furious over paternity rumors. plus the health department weighs in on the controversy over the hospital where beyonce over the hospital where beyonce delivered her baby.
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we can do this. we can do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee, because everyone deserves a lifetime. michelle obama officially joined twitter today under the handle at michelle obama. she already has more than 100,000 followers. that didn't take long. her twitter feed is managed by the president's re-election campaign but any tweets from the first lady herself will be signed m.o. the first two tweets came from the campaign staff but the first lady tweeted a few hours later thanking everyone for the big welcome. it's a hit on youtube with a half million views. >> youtube user uploaded a video
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mixing president obama's news conferences with lady gaga's hit "born this way." ♪ make no mistakes i'm on the right track i was born this way ♪ ♪ don't hide yourself in regret just love yourself you're on the right track i was born this way ♪ >> kind of clever you think? all of the clips are from various speeches that were on the white house.gov public domain. a newborn's cries top the music charts. >> and a question for khloe kardashian. who's your daddy? it's time for hollywood headlines. so, is khloe having daddy issues? >> well, two of her step moms are claiming that she is not her late father robert kardashian's daughter. one of the step moms says absolutely robert told her point blank khloe is not my daughter.
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another step mom says khloe was always talking about it saying why doesn't my hair look like my sisters'? her hair was light brown as a baby. she is built differently. there is a side note to all of this. chris jenner actually admitted to having an affair while she was with robert kardashian and there is a side note to the side note. robert kardashian actually had an annulment from his second marriage or wanted one and one of the things he said in court was listen. she wants to have another child but i have four biological children and i don't want anymore. those four are robert, kim, kourtney, and khloe. >> wow. >> so i don't know. what do you -- she doesn't look like them but, you know? >> for all intents and purposes she is a kardashian. >> that's right. >> not sure all of that other stuff matters. >> and it's mean to say that. her father has passed. what a mean thing to do. >> well, new mothers had a whole lot to say about the way they were treated at the hospital where they were given birth and where beyonce gave birth and reserved the whole floor.
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>> that's what we hear they paid $1.3 million to do. they say it is not true. we don't know. they actually made complaints and the new york health department had to look into them and haven't found any wrongdoing but moms who are taking a breast feeding course said that they were treated unfairly. a guy said he couldn't get in to see his premature child because of beyonce's body guards. who knows what really happened? >> a lot going on. >> yes. >> fans seem to like blue ivy's cries. >> they do. this little baby is like one week old and already she's topping charts. well, she is not topping but on the charts. breaking records. as soon as she was born jay-z went out and penned a record and recorded it called "glory" and the fun thing is she is cooing and crying in it. ♪ words can't describe the feeling baby i paint the sky blue ♪ ♪ my greatest creation was you >> so sweet. isn't that something?
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>> it is sweet. >> some complained because he actually had some cuss words in that song. >> yeah. let's bleep those out so baby won't hear them. not a lot of excitement last night at people choice awards. >> here's the problem. rihanna didn't show up for her awards. she got favorite r & b artist and was so busy at the clippers game down the street because she just couldn't show up for the peoples choice awards. >> she was in town. right down the street. it's like a slap in the face. here's the problem with the peoples choice awards. nobody shows up. some people do but it's hit or miss. you don't know who is going to show up. demi lovato showed up and beat out rihanna, lady perry, lady gaga, beyonce for an award. that was a big thing. betty white was there but it wasn't all that interesting to me. i was dying my hair intermittently watching. >> not like the golden globes or the emmys. >> no. the golden globes everybody shows up. that's for celebrities and their friends. >> right. >> exactly. >> so all right.
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what about some of your predictions? >> i do have some predictions. i hope i'm not wrong. i think george clooney will win for best actor. >> you're a clooney fan. >> yes. best actress i think will be viola davis for "the help" which was a great movie. best actress for a comedy series should be kristin wigg for "brides maids." best actor for comedy should be joseph gordon leavitt for 50/50 which was a great film. supporting actor, jonah hill for moneyball. also supporting actress octavia spencer for "the help." best movie i think will be "war horse." i love "the help" and "50/50" but i think it's going to be "war horse." >> interesting choices. >> let's see how well i do on sunday. >> next thursday we'll hold you to them. >> all right. >> what you got coming up tomorrow? >> we are treating people like stars jet setting them to the concert. you can't buy the tickets now so we're giving them away. not sure how we'll jet set them.
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they were going to put them in a helicopter from their house to constitution hall. not sure how that is going to work. we have to treat you like a star. >> that's the way you guys roll in the morning. >> that's how we roll. listen to this guy. >> helicopter sounds good. all righty. how you roll and how they fly maybe. >> thanks. enjoy the golden globes. >> i will. >> speaking of the countdown is under way for sunday's big award show. well under way. it's no peoples choice, folks. we want to hear from you. all this week on news 4 at 4:00 we're giving you the chance to vote for your favorites. >> you've been voting. yesterday we asked you to vote for best actor in a motion picture drama and the nominees in that category are, drum roll? >> george clooney in "the descendants." and leonardo dicaprio in "j. edgar" and michael fas bender in "shame". ryan gosling in "the ides of march" and brad pitt in "moneyball." >> the winner is george clooney in "the descendants." he was your overwhelming favorite for best actor in a movie drama. he plays the role of a husband
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and father who tries to reconnect with his two young daughters after a family tragedy. >> today we invite you to vote for the best television series drama. the nominees in that category are "american horror story" and "boardwalk empire." "boss" and "game of tloens" and "homeland." >> for all of your golden globe coverage visit our website nbc washington.com. golden globe awards show airs this sunday night at 8:00 here on nbc 4. >> i think georgia was voting for george clooney a few times. >> i think a little biased there. so are a lot of folks. a lot of clifans around. "the firm" airs tonight on nbc all about a washington, d.c. law firm so viewers can expect to see a lot of local landmarks peppered throughout the show. >> a legal town. josh lucas plays the lead character. a fearless lawyer named mitch
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mcdeer. today he talked to news 4 about what it was like filming here in washington last summer. >> well yeah. we had obviously the mayor stopped by which was kind of great. look, it's washington, d.c. is the iconic capital, you know, one of the most -- it's just so beautiful and to be able to shoot at lincoln memorial and kind of give this huge cinematic scope to the story i was just saying to the producer here i wished we filmed more there because the show obviously takes place there and it's not so easy to recreate those iconic images in the landscape without actually being there. >> "the firm" airs on its new night and time tonight at 10:00 right here on nbc 4. and coming up on news 4 this afternoon barbie may soon be going bald. social media pushed for a doll makeover. >> plus get ready for another wild ride and enjoy today's weather. it is going to take a big it is going to take a big never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge.
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we're starting to get dizzy here t's up and down on this rollercoaster ride. >> that's why you have to watch the weather and keep up. >> nice today. >> nice today and really hard to think of cold when the weather
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is this nice outside and this mild outside. but you will want to pay attention to the forecast because in a 12-hour period, actually it's more like a six-hour period, what happens to this area, temperatures will really fall. that's really after midnight in that time between midnight and 5:00 a.m. talking about wind chills that could be in the 20s even early tomorrow morning. >> whoa. >> 60 today. >> serious drop. >> serious drop. so okay. pull the coat out. i know you've been walking around with a light jacket today. i've been walking around without a jacket today. as we head outside the temperature is 57 degrees and nice, mild wind out of the south at 7 miles per hour. we didn't get much wind across the area as of yet but i do think that wind will start picking up as the next front gets a little closer to us. that front is an arctic front so the cold air is going to come rushing in and rushing in fast. we have numbers in the 50s and low 60s through the area. manassas, culpepper, fredericksburg in the low 60s. 46 the cool spot in cumberland,
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maryland. speaking of cool how about we take it down a couple notches? cold. cincinnati at 34 degrees. 27 at chicago. 18 in st. louis, missouri. 17 degrees currently in omaha, nebraska. so that's a lot of cold air behind that arctic front. that's going to come through the area by tomorrow morning. that's where we'll be sitting this weekend with the arctic air over us. the leading edge of the weather front you can see the showers coming through west virginia right now. then snow back to where the colder air is. so as all this change takes place across the area early tomorrow morning, in the predawn hours, i do think it may get a little icy talking about some flurries, some light snow. i-70, i-81. those are the areas i would be most concerned with where it could be a little slick in this time around 5:00 and 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. our temperatures are in the low 50s for a good part of the night but then that change takes place and tomorrow morning 38 to 33 degrees. especially when that precip ends. 33 degrees with a very gusty
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wind. so pushing that arctic in, that arctic air into the area will be a very gusty wind and the wind will stay up around 30 miles per hour throughout the day tomorrow. there is your snow, cold and windy with a partly sunny sky. let's take a look at your forecast then for the next couple of days. tomorrow's high temperature 42 degrees. it will feel like we're in the 20s for much of the day tomorrow. your weekend continued cold at 36 and 35 degrees. right now we don't have any precip posted but again a cold weekend and that means a good weekend for going to the health and fitness expo. right? >> oh, my. this weekend right? >> just do something inside. work out. you know, feel like you've done something. >> it's always good weather for the expo. >> that's right. >> rain or shine. all right. thanks. >> we'll see you both days. still to come, she has been a doctor, a nascar driver, and a career woman. now there's a push to make barbie a cancer patient.
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>> plus two former biggest loser contestants are in town to promote a healthy you and they join us live in the studi
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welcome back at 4:30 everybody. >> two people are being questioned after a series of shootings near an elementary school in southeast washington today. three teens were shot in three locations near the martin luther king jr. elementary school. the school went into lockdown during the incident. one of the victims was taken to a hospital. >> defense secretary leon panetta condemned video that appears to show four u.s. marines urinating on the corpses of three dead militants. panetta told afghan president hamid karzai there would be an immediate investigation and anyone involved would be held accountable. the white house characterized the behavior in the video as deplorable, reprehensible, and unacceptable. >> republican presidential candidates are in south carolina today campaigning ahead of the state's primary next week. a new state poll out today shows a tight race for first place between mitt romney and newt gingrich. rick santorum and ron paul were running neck and neck for third place. south carolina voters head to the polls january 21st.
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on wall street stocks made minor gains as investors received several weak economic reports today. the dow was up just 21 points. the nasdaq picking up 13 and the s&p 500 closed three points higher. she has been a doctor, an astronaut, and a career woman. now there's a push to make barbie a cancer patient. >> two friends affected by the disease have begun a social media movement to help children dealing with cancer. erika edwards reports. >> reporter: she is more than just a staple on toy store shelves. barbie is an icon. her constantly changing look as reflected american history and the evolving role of women in society. now a movement on facebook is calling for barbie's next look to be bald. >> there is nothing that really speaks to kids who are going through cancer. >> reporter: a new jersey mother battling cancer and a california mom whose daughter has leukemia started the facebook page before christmas and hoped for a couple thousand hits by new year's.
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what they got was thousands more than expected and an outpouring of support. >> it would be a nice representation and acknowledgment of a group of children who are so courageous and brave and manage with the debilitating effects of chemotherapy. >> experts say the doll could help children who don't have the disease but have family members who do. >> when eric was first diagnosed the very first question out of both of my son and daughter and one is 12 and one is 10 1/2, will daddy lose his hair? >> trish moore is the founder of rohr rock stars a nonprofit that supports the educational needs of children facing cancer. inspired by her husband's battle with the disease her work with kids who have cancer has shed new light on what it means to be bald. it's not the disease. it's the attempt to fight it. >> it's our body's sign that we're fighting it, that we're launching this battle. so i think using toys to convey that message is really powerful. >> mattel hasn't yet responded to the facebook request but the
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bald barbie idea is catching on almost as quickly as the doll did over 50 years ago. erika edwards, nbc news. well, the new season of "the biggest loser" kicked off on nbc. each season contestants shed a ton of weight and some even find love. >> how about that? joining us now our season 12 contestants ramone maderas who made it to the finals and jessica limpert here with us and looking great and all smiles. thanks for coming. >> thank you for having us. >> your lives have changed. >> they've changed 180 degrees. >> that's right. >> we're having a great time. >> so how has it been after the show and since you've lost all that weight? >> oh, life is a whirlwind. i mean, there is nothing stopping us. anything we've dreamt of doing we're doing now. and, you know, the sky is the limit. >> reporter: all right. how many hours a day were you working out? >> on the show we were working out anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. it was a job.
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we were there to change our lives. we took ourselves away from family and friends and work and put ourselves in that environment. >> and now you're training to become personal trainers. >> we are. for the biggest loser resort. it's awesome. we have a great time. we're able to take everything we've learned from being on the show as contestants as people who have been overweight and put it into this new, healthy lifestyle and help america. >> and how much weight have you lost, ramone? >> i've lost 154 pounds. >> wow. >> congrats. >> thank you. >> i am now currently down 112 pounds. >> wow. that was a lot of losing. >> yes. >> and it's ironic that your weight and your weight loss effort brought the two of you together. >> i know. >> that's right. >> it was not something we had looked for when we came to the ranch. we came to change our lives but we got lucky. when you finally love yourself and you find that health and happiness in your heart you are able to open the door to other people. and, you know, he was right outside my door. >> was it love at first sight?
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>> i think for me it was. i seen a beautiful girl in jess. i knew once she got through her weight issues and things she was going to see how beautiful she was as well. you know, for me, i just thought like it wasn't an opportunity to find love. it was just something that happened. i mean, i cried in front of her althe time so it was like, you know? >> was it love at first sight for you? >> you know what? it was. as much as i wasn't looking for it and i was very against anything like that, his personality just poked through the exterior and it was something that caught me from day one. >> wow. >> it was just something we built upon. >> you have a lot of fans here. we don't have to tell you you'll be in our health and fitness expo this weekend. did either of you have any health issues associated with your heavy before? >> we did. ramone was a typical patient. >> yeah. i didn't go to the doctor since college probably for seven years and, you know, when i was on the show i found out from the doctor i had diabetes and i had severe
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sleep apnea and i had, you know, heart issues. i had, you know, everything that went, you know, with being overweight and i had done this to myself. and i found out on the show. you know, i'm happy to say now i don't have any of those things. >> you're doing all right. what about you? >> i was a different case. i was a morbidly obese woman. luckily i did not have the high blood pressure or any other morbidy but i found the door open before those came knocking. i got lucky. >> we're so happy for you. >> thank you very much. >> you make a great couple. >> thank you. >> ramone and jessica and of course we'll see you on saturday. >> that's right. >> at the health and fitness expo 9:00 to 5:00 at the walter e. washington convention center and it's free. all of your fans will come and see you. >> yes. >> be inspired. >> that's right. >> this is great. great to meet you in person. >> thank you very much. thanks for having us. >> thank you both. there is more to come on news 4 at 4:00.
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time to check out our daily deals. and for those of you who have not given up on your new year's resolutions to get back in shape and i hope you haven't, living social has one for you.
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and here is the deal. it is $25 and you get two classes at georgie's pilates loft in old town, alexandria. it combines ballet and pilates. nearly 200 folks have bought the deal so far. now let's move over to groupon and see what the deal of the day is there. that's not groupon. where are you? it's here somewhere. well, it should be here somewhere. the deal is for $20 and you get $40 worth of food at chopsticks in georgetown. you dine on traditional japanese fare complete with sushi, sake, fresh noodles, and soups. more than 500 people have gotten in on that deal. check them out. when news 4 at 4:00 continues the "today" show gets ready to mark a huge anniversary plus this gigantic cat is finally getting its own home. also tonight at 9:00 on nbc washington nonstop vacant
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lollipops are just one of the dishes chuck bell samples at a popular d.c. restaurant that has now expanded to the suburbs. don't miss foodies. and then on nonstop at 9:30 no skates, no puck, no problem. we're sliding into a local rink and checking out d.c.'s only broom ball club.
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get ready for the big chill. >> can't let your guard down this winter. we're all over the place and there is really nothing bigger than the change that is going to be taking place overnight. a dramatic change for us. let's look outside. see what's going on. we have temperatures in the 50s, upper 50s and low 60s throughout the area. really nice evening. and nice for the early night, too. there's your wind. that mild wind. it's 7 miles per hour right now. we have a few clouds around the area. we'll see more clouds moving in. then by 11:30 tonight midnight we'll talk about some rain that's going to start moving back in. that is the green you see on future weather. hagerstown, fred rickstown, manassas, culpepper in orange. the rain advances to the east but the cold air is going to be rushing in behind the front. by 2:30 in the morning hagerstown, frederick, areas around winchester. cumberland, maryland area will see snow. a quick changeover. very quickly.
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those rches today just fine so in terms of slick spots i think it will be way up north around i-70, i-81, 270, areas further in frederick county, carroll county, where it could be a little slick for a brief period early tomorrow morning. cold air, big story too. in terms of the icy conditions you can see it here. areas up into pennsylvania if you got plans to drive there, that's where i think it'll be more problematic especially in western pennsylvania especially in areas of northern west virginia. wind chill temperatures in the 50s tonight of course and then this is 6:30 tomorrow morning. 24 degrees the wind chill temperature. gaithersburg. 32 into d.c. most areas are going to hang out in the 20s for wind chill temperatures tomorrow. so we go of course from around 60 today to very, very cold and in the 20s for tomorrow. those wind chills. 31 to 34 with a gusty wind even tomorrow morning at 25 to 30 miles per hour by the afternoon. your high upper 30s to low 40s
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but again pay attention to the wind chill temperature. next couple days the weekend cold getting up to 36 on saturday. 35 degrees on sunday. we'll have a mixture of clouds and sunshine this weekend but i think all in all it will definitely feel like winter and not like last weekend so your typical winter weekend for us, 40 degrees on monday. 48 on tuesday. we're going to nudge it back up a little bit for tuesday with rain and then back down again by the end of next week. >> wow. >> you know what my mother would call this? weather to get you sick? >> pneumonia weather. >> yes. >> thank you. a whole lot has changed in the 60 years since the "today" show broadcast its first program. >> tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the show and tonight hosts past and present will celebrate six decades on the air at a star studded gala in new york city. >> that's where nbc's michelle franzen a today show correspondent herself joins us. >> reporter: from day one --
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>> here we are. good morning to you. >> reporter: when gave welcomed viewers to try something new "today" has been bringing the world to americans' homes. >> the very first good morning of what i hope and suspect will be a great many good mornings between you and i. >> reporter: little did anyone know how many mornings there would be. fast forward six decades. that's nearly 22,000 mornings. today is a fixture of american life. >> and you know what? 60 years later we're still here. >> reporter: matt and al and natalie are the latest members of the "today" family. over the years a who's who list has served as hosts including barbara walters, tom brokaw, brian gumbel and katie couric. >> this is a stewardship. you're just here for a certain period of time making sure that the legacy is continued and that people come to this knowing that there are certain things they
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are going to get that they expect and that they want. >> reporter: just as impressive are the places and stories along the way. >> the president. >> reporter: 15 presidential elections and inaugurations. two royal weddings. and even tragic events that redefine the country. >> and to look back after 60 years and to think about all this show has done and what we still have yet to do. >> reporter: leading the way after all these years. >> to help celebrate landmarks including the empire state building will be decked out in "today" show colors and niagara falls will have a water light display. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. coming up on news 4 at 4:00 it's one fat cat and it hopes to find a brand new home. plus border officials put a stop to a cheetah about to board a flight. coming up a spike in crime in upper northwest d.c. there have been several armed robberies as people arrive home
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an oregon animal shelter hopes to find a new home for walter whose more than 23 pounds and 18 inches long. he arrived in portland last week. officials say the domestic short hair cat is loving and a mild-mannered cat but needs to find an owner that will help him shed a few pounds. so far there have been no takers but the shelter is sweetening the deal with a free bag of lo-calorie food and a laser pointer for play time. >> been eating a lot of mice. >> yeah. the world's fastest land animal was stopped in its tracks at europe's busiest airport. isaac, an endangered african cheetah, was seized at heathrow airport because he was missing an identity marker used to fight illegal animal trade. isaac was enroute to russia from a south african safari park. it's unclear whether the missing microchip was in error or if there were other reasons for that. >> when we come right back on
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news 4, for a new side of casey anthony emerges after a judge unseals her mental health records. for all your news be sure to follow news 4 online. just search nbc washington on facebook and twitter.
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newly released court documents are giving us insight into the mind of casey anthony.
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the florida mother was cleared of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter caylee last july. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: seven months after the not guilty verdict stunning new details about what casey anthony told mental health experts before the trial. a judge in orlando has unsealed the depositions of psychiatrist jeffrey danziger and psychologist william white, two medical professionals who evaluated anthony. according to whites she talked about her father george saying it is the perception of casey that her father had something to do with the death of her daughter. dr. danziger says casey told him i think he held her under water. maybe he was doing something to her and he tried to cover it up. anthony also recounted her younger years. weitz says anthony told him her father sexually abused her back to the age of childhood. >> have you ever sexually
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molested your daughter casey anthony? >> no, sir. >> reporter: george anthony denied those allegations during the trial and defense attorneys never presented evidence to support the claim. on wednesday george anthony's lawyer told nbc news as he has repeatedly said, he never molested any member of his family including casey anthony, and he had nothing to do with the death of caylee marie anthony. the depositions are the latest version of what casey says happened to her daughter in 2008. >> there is no doubt that casey anthony by her own accounts is an admitted liar. so it becomes virtually impossible to know which of the accusations she's made or which of the explanations she gave had any truth at all. >> reporter: casey also told danziger and weitz about her personal life saying caylee may have been conceived during a date rape in the fall of 2004. anthony told weitz she attended a party when 18 and blacked out
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possibly from a spiked drink. she believes that's when she was impregnated. as for her mental state, dr. danziger said i did not find any evidence of an active mental illness. and that anthony was surprisingly cheerful for someone accused of murdering her child. weitz says anthony seemed detached from a lot of her feelings and emotions and uses lies as a protective measure. the perception of her is really damaged. she lies about so much so i think nobody actually will know what to believe and what not to believe. that's news 4 at 4:00. news 4 at 5:00 starts right now. tonight on news 4 at 5:00 a barrage of gun fire right outside a d.c. elementary school. three teenagers shot, city
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leaders outraged. what sparked this violence? a fairfax county teenager killed in a suspected trunk driving crash. now his classmates have banded together to give his parents the aid they desperately need. and if you've been holding out on your unpaid d.c. parking tickets it's time to wipe the slate clean. we'll tell you how you can clear your record without paying late fees. >> i'm all ears for that one. good evening everybody. welcome to news 4 at 5:00 tonight. >> those stories in just a moment but we'll begin with some wild weather ahead. >> it is unseasonably warm out there but by morning, folks, could be snowing. doug kammerer is live in storm center 4 with an update. >> i tell you what, just beautiful out there today. temperatures close to 60 degrees in many locations. by tomorrow morning it may feel like 20 degrees in many locations. out there right now official late the airport current temperature 55 degrees with winds out of the south at about 8 s

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