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calderon. developing right now, metro transit police are investigating how someone died at the shady grove metro station. someone found the man in the stairwell of the parking garage there. this is shortly after 2:00. take a look at some of the video we received into the newsroom. we got this about an hour ago. we're working right now to learn the man's name. stay with news 4 for updates throughout the morning. >> we'll be watching this throughout the day. welcome to "news 4 today."
i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. sunday, august 31st, the last day of august. >> could be the first day of a heat wave. let's go to storm team 4 amelia segal. in for chuck. >> you're right. not only hot but humid today, high temperatures in the low 90s. as we get into the afternoon and evening hours we will be tracking scattered thunderstorms and rain on storm team 4 radar. because of all those factors today having a low to moderate impact on your day. the best chance of rain out of today and tomorrow will be later today. a day you need to stay weather ready. here's your hour by hour planner. 7:00 a.m., mild, temperatures at 74. mainly dry by 11:00 a.m. scattered thunderstorms west of washington, 7:00, scattered thunderstorms across the entire region. again, some downpours are possible and any thunderstorms we're tracking later today. there's your high temperature of 92. now coming up in about ten minutes i'll be showing you your forecast today, hour by hour,
with future weather and let you know the timing on the thunderstorms in the forecast for tomorrow. >> thank you. right now wssb is working to fix a 10 inch water main break on brunette in silver springs. 37 people going without water until the pipe can be patched up. take a look. a viewer sent us this picture. this main broke last night and sent a river of water rushing down the street. many of you were worried the condition of the water was pretty bad because it looked dirty but they tell us the water is safe to drink. we will bring you an update as soon as the water is restored. crews will search for a pilot who passed out in the air and then crashed in the atlantic ocean. that pilot was the only person on the plane. the plane was headed to manassas, drifted over the no-fly zone above the district and crashed into the ocean about 50 miles east of wallops island in virginia. we have new video we received from the airport in wisconsin where the plane took off. the ntsb is investigating the
crash right now. a mystery on a popular trail? cottage city. a man was found murdered and police have no idea how this happened. the body was found yesterday morning along the anacostia river trail near bladensburg road. this has people who use the trail every day looking over their shoulders. darcy spencer has more. >> reporter: dino was disturbed to learn a man had been found murdered here along the anacostia river trail where he takes walks with his sons. >> any concerns about safety? >> oh, yeah always. a lot of people use it at night and i mean i guess i would too if i had to, but it's kind of scary thinking that something like this happened so close. >> reporter: the murder happened about a couple hundred yards down the path. the victim was found in the grass by someone using the trail about 7:30 in the morning. ross ann price walks her dog here every day and saw the police activity. >> we never had any issues,
never had anybody bother us, always bikes on the trails, people are walking all the time. >> reporter: we're told the victim had significant trauma to his upper body. don't know if he was shot, stabbed or beaten to death. it will take an autopsy to determine how he died. lieutenant brian waters is with maryland national capitol park police. they patrol these grounds. any idea what happened to him. >> we're if the early stages of this investigation. we're anxious to find out and we'll learn more as the homicide investigation continues. >> reporter: after the crime scene tape went down, there were people fishing along the anacostia, families riding their bike, many told us they'll still use the trail but be more cautious. ashby henderson says a lot of people bike to work on this trail. >> i feel safe here. i really do. i feel like this is a safe place. i don't know -- i've never had a problem on this trail.
i've ridden here for over five years by myself and i love it here. i'm shocked. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. >> crews are figuring out how much damage a propane tank caused when it exploded in southeast washington. check it out. see firefighters all over the apartment building where this happened on third street southeast off atlantic street. two families were forced out of their homes but no one was hurt. d.c. police trying to find out who set several fires inside a northwest hotel. we brought you this breaking news yesterday morning. around 1:00 in the morning guests at the marriott ward man park were startled awake by fire alarms and ordered to get out of the building. according to hotel management several fires were ignited inside the hotel while firefighters were on the scene. at least one person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. guests were forced to stand outside for hours. >> crazy. we're standing outside because of fire and something, nobody
knows what happened. >> the hotel's response is certainly not very good. now in their defense, it was 1:00 in the morning. >> guests spent part of the night sleeping on the floor while the hotel sorted everything out. police don't have a suspect yet. new details on a weekend house fire in silver spring. we told you about this yesterday. the family inside the home woke up to flames and smoke. one family member got an 86-year-old grandmother out safely. firefighters rescued the family's pets. everyone is lucky to be alive because batteries were taken out of the smoke detectors. six minutes after 6:00. metro taking advantage of the long labor day weekend. >> you know what that means. that means you need to plan ahead to avoid being late. which metro stations are closed for track work. >> take a look outside. the sun is going to start coming out any minute now and the heat will return too. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal
when metro opens this morning two stations will be closed. you cannot get at bethesda medical center on the red line. you will have to take a bus from friendship heights or grove. the closures last through monday. same for longer wait times on the orange and green and silver lines. we have a breeze in the air early this morning but that's not going to last too long. >> yeah. >> pretty warm. >> i know. another hot and muggy day, perhaps ahead. amelia? >> exactly. today warmer than yesterday. our high yesterday 86, high temperature today 92 degrees. if you are outside throughout the day yesterday you noticed the humidity increasing. well, the mugginess is here to stay for tomorrow, monday,
lasting into tuesday. so hot and humid today, one of your weather headlines and as we get later into the day we'll be tracking scattered thunderstorms and rain on storm team 4 a good chance you're dealing with rain, about a 60% chance later today. again, storms could potentially be strong later today. when we say strong what do we mean? well, the best chance of seeing severe weather would be in the form of some heavy rain. the storms, though, likely quickly moving so that isolated flash flood risk is fairly low for later today but know if you're outside you could get stuck in a downpour. we could see some high winds and any thunderstorms that could produce some very isolated wind damage. the best chance of these strong to severe thunderstorms i'm seeing will be north of washington, areas like frederick and montgomery countys in maryland. now as we look to tomorrow we're looking at much more dry weather in the forecast but here on storm team 4 radar, as we work our way throughout the day
today, again, we're looking at dry conditions across the area right now. however, i am tracking this line of rain back over west virginia. as this continues to advance into the area most of this will fall apart. however, there could be an isolated shower around the midday hours as far east as areas of frederick, loudoun and fokker -- fokker counties. this will be the greatest concerning where we're seeing the strong to severe weather. namely heavy rain around the afternoon and evening hours. notice how the severe weather risk continues into new england and southern most point of that risk. good news there. future weather throughout the day today. here we are at 8:00 a.m. on sunday. we're looking at for the most part dry conditions at that point through the midday hours, most of us remain dry, more clouds than sun throughout the day today. here we are 3:00 starting to track scattered thunderstorms west. notice the heavier activity by
the brighter colors. 7:30, some potentially had heavy rain moving through the area. we'll continue to track rain and thunderstorms overnight tonight. now for tomorrow a high temperature of 91 degrees. there's the chance of a morning shower. you could be dealing with an afternoon thunderstorm but again, the best chance of rain will be later today. have plans to grill outside, continue with those plans. get ready to move inside quickly if you hear thunder. tuesday, thunderstorms are possible late in the day. look at the high on tuesday. 95, angie. >> wow. all right. >> hot. >> not used to that. >> no. it's been a nice summer but now ending with this heat wave. >> i know. next up we have "reporters notebook" for you. this is a look at stories that are affecting our community right now. >> we're going to be back in 15 minutes with more top stories. good morning and welcome to "reporters notebook." a lot much of issues to talk about. we'll start out with the washington redskins, dan snyder
yesterday, earlier this week, talking to comcast sports net saying they are in the process of designing a new stadium. so we've got d.c., virginia, maryland. all under consideration. what are we to make of this? >> should we talk about the design or the location? >> exactly. let's start with design. he wants to make it retro like rfk was. >> he wants it to bounce. >> what i found interesting was, he said that there are actually firms that will design the stadium that will bounce. >> yes. >> i mean that's what caught my attenti attention. when we talk about location then, of course, what comes into play is the "r" word. do you go where the path of least resistance. but as i was saying earlier, i quite honestly don't think that's going to be a major factor. what i think will be a major factor, what kind of tax abatements i can get, who's going to pay for the infrastructure to make the
stadium work. i think that's really going to be the key factor of where the location is. >> i think that's usually always the issues. i think you've got a couple tentacles going on here that are spreading out. one, let's remember the regular season is about to start. >> right. >> so the conversation most of the offseason other than robert griffith iii has been about the team's nicknamep. if you shift the focus about a new stadium possibly returning to d.c., it kind of moves the name off of the front pages in a way. because the commissioner doesn't want to be talking about the name of a team as the season starts. now we're talking about a possible new stadium. i think the other issue is, i think snyder actually would prefer, even though he's saying virginia, maryland and d.c., i think he realizes the wizards are downtown, the capitals are downtown, the nationals have a new stadium. >> yeah. >> and we have the biggest sports franchise is out in the
suburbs where there's complaining about parking and metro and not a lot of infrastructure around that. for snyder, even though he's talking about ten years down the road, i would think he would want a stadium in washington, d.c. and let's not forget also, this is a young man who grew up a fan of the football team, he grew up with the team in rfk in d.c. in their glory years and so he wants that stadium rocking again and he wants a stadium where he can possibly get a super bowl. >> certainly has, you know, you can tear down rfk and pretty much have everything in place. you certainly don't have to do environmental impact studies and that type of thing. you may have something there because you also have to look at your fan base. >> right. >> d.c. is changing. >> it is. >> you know, it's much younger and you're right, you're talking about ten years down the road here so where will d.c. be ten years down the road versus where will the suburbs be?
>> but it's got to be a win/win for the redskins and dan snyder. until then, playing maryland and virginia off d.c. and get as much as you can. >> that's where the money comes in. who comes up with the best financial package is what it's going to boil down to. you heard tommy wells kind of making -- >> yeah. >> well, if you really want a second-rate place go to virginia. >> already talking smack. >> already, yeah, exactly. >> prince george's county they're sort of stuck here in the middle. they're looking for economic development. we're talking about the fbi possibly coming and what baker doesn't want is to have a conversation that fbi may be coming, but the redskins may be leaving. so that's an issue. he's already put out a statement saying we've worked with the team, we want the team here so that's sort of a dicey situation. >> the power of shawn baker, if i had a chance between the washington football team and the fbi, i would take the tax base the fbi gives me year-round vers sus the seasonal aspect of a
football team. >> let's stay in maryland and move up the road to baltimore. we saw the latest casino opening to huge crowds in its horseshoe baltimore. what does this mean for casinos in prince george's county and what does this mean for the state? >> well prince george's county has the next one coming. that one isn't coming until 2016. >> right. >> it's tax revenue, it's always -- we weit's going to be controversial like the lottery is controversial and a casino is controversial, but if you look at it, it looks like this is the wave to come. if we're talking about baltimore versus prince george's county, what will this do for the surrounding areas. baltimore is always looking, obviously, to expand their tax base. prince george's county is looking to do that also. so i believe these casinos will be ways for the county exec and governor to look at this and says is this something we can do
beyond this, beyond five or six, can we build more. is there a threshold. that's the question that will come up. is there a threshold for how many casinos can we have. can we be the new las vegas. >> you don't want to be atlantic city. >> that's exactly the point i was going to raise. i mean, at some point there's a saturation problem. i mean, you only can support so many cas tos. now 2400 people will be employed or more. half i understand are from baltimore. initially that's a good piece. you know, i spent a good 20 years in detroit, and the casinos were supposed to be the savior for detroit. it obviously hasn't been. you have to be very, very careful. you can oversaturate, so here you are, baltimore, delaware, and now, you know, prince george's -- prince george's county.
look, this initial blowout -- of course. everybody wants to come to a party, but the reality is let's check it five years from now and see if the lines are there to get in. >> let's move in to montgomery county, gentlemen. state corruption investigators in maryland decided not to press charges against board members over this issue of credit card purchases by montgomery county school board members. it seems like this is over, no criminal misconduct found, but certainly they're going to change the way they travel and expense things we think from here on out. >> no criminal misconduct but no comment about bad judgment. i think this is what it get downs to. the judgment of the school board, but this is pretty much how they had been doing it all along. a parent or one of the advisory councils for parents sort of questioned some of the spending that had been going on. i think you to give the school board some credit that they reacted, they put the expense reports on-line, they showed
transparency, so i think once it came out, their reaction to it was the right way. but once you saw the details of what was going on, the school board members spending $500 for two computer bags, one cool board member, a taxicab ride of $497, almost $500, she had problems in terms of driving, but again we have a perception issue and beyond perception, these are taxpayer dollars that are involved here. this is a ripple effect because we see this in d.c. also. >> yeah. i mean this is a major problem that every corporation has. when you look at the shrinking tax dollars, you're right, you just have to put transparency in place. that's really what it boils down to. there's so much temptation when you have a credit card that you don't have to meet the monthly payment for and then you go out of town and you're in a hotel, and so you decide, am i going to have tacos for dinner or a
welcome back to "reporters notebook." we were talking about the montgomery county school board and misusing or overusing credit cards. government taxpayer money. we have an issue of the same type of taxpayer money being used for travel outside the region when it comes to some d.c. council members. talk about how that's being addressed and how much money we're talking about really? >> we're talking about $40,000 is the issue here. once again, the d.c. council does not need this at all. it seems like it's a continuing
story about something with suvs or spending money going out of town. i think what's going to happen here, is that changes will have to be made. i think the model that we're talking about in d.c. already, is that those who are in executive agencies they have to be accountable. they have to request dollars. they have to put in reports, they have to justify why they want to stay in a certain hotel or why they want to rent a certain car. the d.c. council does not have to do that. part of the issue that's come up here as the d.c. council travels to las vegas, where where you have council members staying in different hotels with different prices, jack evans pops up because he stayed in a hotel that was $700. to his credit he said it was too much, but his staff waited too late to rent the room. the argument here could be why not have them all stay in the same hotel if we're trying to have some kind of bonding, stay in the same hotel. if we're there to talk with businesses shouldn't the council
members be around each other to coalesce to attract these businesses instead of being in separate hotels. >> they can't coalesce when they're in the same room during a council meeting. >> in vegas, this is in your chance. >> should stay in vegas -- >> what happens in vegas stays in vegas. we're over here. i think one of the ways you deal with this is, you set limits. you know, we're only going to spend x amount on hotel rooms. you find where that hotel room is or city fits you, pick the city that fits your budget. you do what we have to do. you talk about coming off vacation. you have a budget, you have a family, you pick and choose and that's what you determine. simple as that. and if your budget -- if the place doesn't fit the budget then you go somewhere else. >> all right. let's stay in the district and talk about school boundary changes. david catania, independent more mayor, council member, head of the education committee, let's
talk -- he is saying let's put this on hold, the schools aren't ready for this, parents aren't ready. what's going to happen? this is the first time in 40 years we will have seen boundary issues in d.c. >> great campaign issue for david catania. talking about two of the most desirable schools in washington, d.c., woodrow wilson high school and alice diehl and you have parents who are civically engaged. this is why you're getting this pushback, this blowback. now, however, you know, they have worked on these boundaries, but these are the boundaries set by an administration going out. >> out, right. >> well, i think catania's issue is he's the education chair committee -- chair. let's remember bowser has also said sheelieves this should be delayed. she really has more at stake here with her constituents because this is her district. >> she's got to live with it.
>> she has the district with wilson and alice. she has said i don't want it and she says this should be done by the next mayor who's coming in. >> right. >> this should be delayed. we know what that means, is that if she expects to win she wants to have control and her constituents are saying we don't want these changes because we have the issue of lower performing schools next to high performing schools and if this is an issue where it changes the balance in some of those areas where they're high performing and tilts back to the middle ground, then bowser has an issue. i think she and catania have to find some ground here. it seems like there's not a great bit of difference between the two on the position. >> bowser is for we said say too. virginia the drama and circus surrounding the mcdonnell corruption trial. we saw his eldest daughter testify trying to portray a very difficult relationship between her parents. is this enough to sway jurors?
>> i think -- i don't know. if i were on the jury there's nothing right now that's convinced me that these two are telling the truth. i'm sorry. maybe it's because i've got a nice, happy marriage and i just can't imagine that my wife could accept all this money and prizes and presents -- i say prizes and presents. i just don't think it'sgoing to work. we'll see. but the reality is, that this is a classic example -- i said it earlier -- of the former governor throwing his wife under the bus. >> i would probably disagree with you here. because i think that they have put it on the line. you have the daughter testifying that my mother would drink, that my mother was depressed, that my mother would buy things and hide the bills from my father, when my father was in law school he neglected my mother but the attention went to the children. they are putting this all out on the table. and when you do that, you're
really looking at that jury and saying, we may have had a lot of ire shoo, we may have taken some money and didn't know what we're doing, but do you really want to put a woman in jail because she had a bad marriage? or do you really want to put the governor in jail because their marriage is bad? here, their daughter is testifying says this was not a happy family. if their goal was to show that this family was somewhat dysfunctional, that there were problems in this marriage, i think they succeeded there. >> but, you know, stranger things have happened in politics. remember, we have a family that in prince george's county they put the husband and wife in jail. >> it has happened. it has happened. we know. gentlemen, we have to leave it there. thanks so much. a busy week. thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. back to "news 4 today." enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody.
metro transit police investigating how someone died at the shady grove metro station. someone found the man in the stairwell of the parking garage there overnight. police have not released that man's name. they say they don't know yet how he died. new this morning, woodley road in gaithersburg is shut down from brink to goshen school road. police say three people were in a serious car wreck. two people were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. only one car was involved in that crash. we're working right now to find out more information and we will bring it to you as we get it. the ntsb is investigating a plane crash in our area. a pilot was flying to manassas, passed out at the controls, and drifted over the no-fly zone above d.c. the plane crashed into the atlantic ocean. the pilot was the only person on board. prince george's police are investigating a mysterious murder in cottage city. a man was found dead along the anacostia river trail near
bladeensburg road. police don't know how he died, only he had significant trauma to his body. >> the time is 6:30. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. sunday, august 31st. we want to get a look at your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal in for chuck bell. and today it looks like, amelia, a lot of us preparing for a line of showers. >> well, angie, we'll be talking about thunderstorms later today and any thunderstorms this afternoon and evening have the potential to be heavy. meaning you could be dealing with some downpours later today. now the best chance of that heavier rain will be for those of you in washington and areas to the north and west. right now, it's a mild start to the day with temperatures in the 70s. 77 is the temperature in washington. for the midday hours we're hazy, hot and humid. by the afternoon, tracking scattered thunderstorms. again, mainly north and west of washington. getting into the evening hours, though, a little bit more widespread thunderstorm and rain
activity and again those thunderstorms potentially strong. outdoor plans today, get ready to move indoors quickly if you hear any thunder. the best time to exercise will be during the morning hours before the heat and humidity really sets in. you can see by 11:00 a.m. we're in the mid 80s. 1:00 hitting 90 degrees. exercising today, make sure you have plenty of water at hand. i'll be back with details on labor day coming up. >> thanks, amelia. developing this morning the u.s. dropped more bombs on isis militants in iraq. the air strikes happened in the northern part of the country near mosul. at the same time, several countries joined the u.s. to deliver more food and water to iraqis under siege by isis. australia, france and britain sent the aid. we will be joined by andrea mitchell in ten minutes to talk about the crisis in iraq and syria and she'll tell us more about what is coming up later this morning on "meet the press." the european union is threatening tough sanctions against russia if it does not stop its invasion of ukraine.
nato says russia has moved more than 1,000 troops if ukraine with another 20,000 positioned on the border. ukraine's president says russia's aggression is pushing the conflict to the point of an all-out war. the u.s. welcomes the sanctions of russia's violation of ukraine's sovereignty. russia has one week to back out of the country. people plan to rally for ukraine in front of the white house. at 2:00 this afternoon people will call on president obama to prevent what they are calling the world war iii. the protest will be on the lafayette park side across from the white house. protesters say they want strict sanctions against russia for its continued invasion. >> hands up don't shoot. >> people in ferguson, missouri, say they won't stop calling for justice. michael brown was shot and killed three weeks ago by a police officer. yesterday, several people took to the streets chanting "hands up don't shoot."
that's become the slogan for the protesters. brown's parents were at the march. the shooting set off days of violent protests and a military response frompolice. the officer has not been charged. a grand jury is examining the evidence and federal agents are conducting a civil rights investigation. a 14-year-old is facing charges for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. detectives say he attacked her on friday at the event in cherry hill park. stopped him the first time but according to investigators he came back. the girl screamed loud enough for people to hear her. the teenager ran off but police quickly arrested him. man behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a teenager. police arrested juan carlos lopez ramirez yesterday. police say ramirez jumped a woman along lee highway near gainesville square shopping center, allegedly pushed her down the embankment. police say she fought back and
was able to get away. police are looking for two men accused of stabbing another man. police say a 30-year-old man got into some kind of fight with these men. this happened saturday morning on pioneer drive. during the fight the man was stabbed several times. the suspects are 24-year-old curtis matthew and 24-year-old gary jamal. the victim is in critical but stable condition this morning. we have new details on a crash we first told you about this time yesterday. police say three teenagers are in serious condition right now after their car crashed in olney, maryland, at the intersection of macduff and cashell road. take a look you can see that car wrecked there really bad. all three are boys. two are 17 years old. the other is 15. we're told that 15-year-old boy had life tlets -threatening inj. police did not say what caused that crash. new this morning, six people were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in howard county. last night howard county police set up a dui checkpoint on route
1. this is between howard street and gorman road in savage. police say more than 1700 cars passed through that checkpoint. police in northern virginia are working to prevent serious crashes this holiday weekend. state police are stepping up enforcement as part of their drive to save lives campaign. they say this time last year, they arrested 120 people for dui. they see more officers on the highway such as places like this, i-66 in fairfax. if you drive on the dulles toll road starting this week, you're going to see changes taking place. crews will convert 19 exact change lanes to ez pass only lanes. starting with one on the edges of fairfax county parkway. the airport authority in charge of the road says nine out of ten of you who use the lanes use ez pass anyway. there will still be one lane to use cash instead. the project could take more than a year to complete. if you are looking for something to do with your family today you can go to a labor day
concert at the national mall on the west lawn of the capitol building. you will hear patriotic songs performed by the national symphony orchestra. there is a free dress rehearsal at 3:30. this is video from one of the other labor day concerts which was actually moved inside because of rain. we'll have to wait and see if that happens again today. >> definitely don't bring the umbrella. because you have to get from there to here and here to there. >> and then block everyone's view. >> that's right. >> no one likes that. we do have a new i 4 team investigation. >> how d.c. council members spent your tax dollars on pricey hotel rooms. then insight into president obama's strategy to take on terrorists. guest moderator of "meet the press" andrea mitchell joins us on set w.
this morning we are talking about the isis threat in iraq and syria. >> joining us is guest moderator of "meet the press" andrea mitch toll talk more about that. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> great to have you here. >> two foreign policy crises on the president's plate and it's a tough time so a number of interviews coming up. >> we saw british prime minister david cameron announcing the terror threat level in that country will be raised because of concern about foreign fighters, people going out to iraq and syria and coming back. is that a concern for us in the u.s.? >> it is a concern. we'll talk to michael lighter and other foreign policy experts about how much of a threat and dianne feinstein, the chair of the senate intelligence committee, who has some real kidnappers and concerns the president is not being active enough. >> still not clear at this point if the president decides to move into syria, if he will, in fact, seek congressional approval. now we know it wasn't the case in iraq, but syria is a different situation. it's more complex. what is it going to depend on? >> i think the president has shown exceeding caution.
some say excessive caution. but he certainly as a form constitutional law professor feels strongly, we saw this exactly a year ago when he didn't go after assad over the chemical weapons even though assad crossed the red line. the president pulled back, not wanting to take action without congressional authority. i think that what is you're going to see this time as well. >> a lot of foreign policy issues, russia and ukraine talking about possible sanctions against mobile military borders there. >> the president is going to a meeting in wales this week. you will see united european action, more sanctions against russia but doesn't seem to be slowing vladimir putin down and the president has made clear, as have military experts there is no military option for the united states or nato inside ukraine against russia. so there is a real concern in the area, the president going first to estonia, also to show the flag, to show american
strength, but that is more symbolic than real. >> i did want to talk about also we shift gears a little, see a familiar face today on "meet the press." >> we are. >> take a look real quick. >> the hot line, what is a blog? >> well, blog, the actual term itself is short for web log. it's, you know, you drop the "w" and get the blog. >> chuck todd, his first "meet the press" appearance. >> with tim russert, our late, great friend. and chuck is going to be joining us, surprise appearance today. >> yeah. >> we're going to see chuck through the ages, the hair styles, all the different sides of chuck todd. the side we love most is the political junky, the guy who knows everything, who asks the tough questions, and he is just passionate about what he covers because it's so important to our democracy. >> so much has changed since that first appearance talking about blogs. who doesn't know what a blog is right now. it's going to be interesting. the evolution of the program
with chuck as moderator, now with so much going on technologically, social media. >> it is the greatest legacy. the longest running program, news program, on television and chuck is going to be taking over next week. we will have a preview today. >> we will like to push people to the website. if you watch that entire clip one of the parts tim russert talks about the people bad on the blogs and what they're called, something called a troll. so it's neat. >> how things have changed. >> we'll see more of andrea this morning at 10:30 as guest moderator of "meet the press." that's after "news 4 today." >> thank you, andrea. >> if you live in the district your tax dollars are sppaying f the trips dbs d.c. council members take. the i4 team went through years of experiences. the big questions and how council members spend your money. ♪
>> reporter: welcome inside the trump resort las vegas. this is a deluxe rm. floor to ceiling views of the city, european style kitchen, italian marble baths. >> 34. >> reporter: may 17th, d.c. taxpayers spent more than $500 for one of the deluxe rooms. room 3404 for council member muriel bowser. during her four night, $1600 trip, for a conference. a year earlier at the wynn resort in vegas council member jack evans spent more than $700 for one night for one room for the same conference. a news 4 i-team review of years of out-of-town expenses found d.c. council members travel to the same event in las vegas spend wildly different amounts. if you're living in the district and making minimum wage and trying to get by and see your council member, the person supposed to be representing you, spending a few nights in vegas, $600 a night for a hotel room, you have lost touch. >> reporter: says david williams
of the taxpayers protection alliance. d.c. council members are free to book their own travel and need only to submit forms to the council secretary to review and get a reimbursement. the money is withdrawn from a taxpayer office budget, each member gets about $20,000 a year to spend. we checked how often the council secretary rejected a trip and we found the answer. zero times. hasn't happened once. we found much of the rest of d.c.'s government must get pre-approval before traveling from the office of the city administrator. internal e-mails obtained by the news 4 i-team show the offices required would-be travelers find bargains. administrators asked one d.c. insurance agency to stay at a ramada during a trip to florida to save money and require another employee submit the estimate of the cost of his rental car before approving the trip. d.c. council members are not required to. while attending the same
conference they stay at different hotels. >> from the standpoint of council members developing better relationships with each other makes sense they would stay at the same place. plus, the fact that then you don't have the disparity in rates. >> reporter: the chairman says it might be worth considering a system which council members book hotels as a group. >> if you can save money we ought to look at that. >> reporter: bowser spent more than $500 on her first night in may, she told us her average hotel rate for the trip was, quote, not far off from what others pay for the hotel at the event. everybody vances admits his hotel room cost too much even though he booked last minute made the same trip to the same event over the past several years. taxpayer groups say the council ought to bring in an additional administrator. >> there needs to be an overh l overhaul, ombudsman to look at the receipts, prices and really rein in this spending. >> and that was scott mcfarland reporting. head to nbcwashington.com to find out what other local
government agencies spent op travel in recent months. click on investigations at the top of the page. state corruption investigators say credit card purchases by montgomery county school board members were not criminal. the state prosecutor's office finished its investigation this week. some of the purchases were first revealed by the news 4 i-team. the i-team found some board members used their taxpayer funded cards to buy pricey meals and stay in hotel rooms in d.c. despite being minutes from home. the board voted to strip their own members of the cards and place new limits on travel expenses. a lot of cleanup in southwest louisiana. a lot of rain swept through there in the last few days. take a look. you can see water completely covered the first floor of some homes. this is the other corner of the state away from new orleans. they're expecting a drier day later today. good for them. it's crazy because you see situations like this and hear about the ongoing drought in california. there's so many extremes of weather going on across the
nation. here, you know, nothing really severe. >> exactly. all in all our rainfall this year is well above where we should be. we will be getting some rain likely later today. a good chance, about a 60 to 70% chance that you're dealing with rain or thunderstorms this afternoon or during the evening hours. right now on storm team 4 radar, dry in the immediate area, but as we look further back to the west, over west virginia, notice that swath of rain there. as this continues to move towards the east, a lot of it will fall apart. but enough of it could hold together that those of you in parts of frederick, loudoun and fauquier counties could be dealing with a shower around the midday hours. again, this will continue to make its way to the east. those of you in these areas that i'm outlining in yellow and further back to the west again, could be dealing with that shower. again, through the midday hours. but most of us remain dry until we get into the afternoon, even the early evening hours. foe tis with future weather here we are at 8:00 a.m., dry
conditions. still dry, plenty of clouds around. once again more clouds than sunshine today. 3:00, starting to track showers and thunderstorms in parts of frederick county, continuing down towards the south. 4:00, some heavy rain moving through the area, similar situation at 5:00 as it's around the d.c. metro area, especially montgomery county. 7:30, still that potential for heavy rain. 10:00, notice the moisture still moving through the area. impacting fairfax county and parts of prince george's county. 11:00, midnight, we'll finally start to see things quiet down a little bit across the area. as far as severe storm potential goes, the best chances of any strong to severe weather today would be in the form of heavy rain. isolated flash flooding is possible but we could see high winds producing isolated wind damage. mild right now. 77 degrees in washington. and a high temperature today, in the low 90s. northern virginia, manassas,
high of 91, warrentown, 90, quantico 91. warmer than yesterday. for your labor day, a high temperature once again in the low 90s. it is muggy tomorrow. now there could be an early morning shower until about 8:00 a.m. as we get into the afternoon hours, some widely scattered thunderstorms. about a 30% chance you're dealing with some rain later in the day tomorrow. be ready to move indoors. if you are having a cookout later this evening, definitely be ready to move indoors. for tuesday, a high temperature of 95 degrees. it's still hot, still humid. students heading back to school, looking good for the bus stop forecast and recess. storms likely hold off around dismissal time but storms overnight tuesday into wednesday could potentially be strong to severe as a cold front moves through. that's going to lower the humidity, but we still remain hot wednesday, thursday and friday with high temperatures in the low 90s. >> we might need to go back to
good sunday morning, everyone. we are one week away from the redskins kicking off the season against the texans. now we know what the team will look like. the 53 man roster is set after final cuts were made yesterday. making the cut, undrafted rookie running back silas red out of usc. he led the team in rushing, beat out a crowded backfield. red beat out lake seestruck and royster along with thompson. out of baylor turned heads with his speed and second on the team
in rushing this preseason. roy ster the veteran has been with the team the last three years but didn't see much playing time last season. thompson drafted by the skins in 2013 just couldn't stay healthy. played only two games this preseason. here's a look at some of the other notable roster cuts yesterday for the full list, check out nbcwashington.com. also, in the nfl yesterday, st. louis rams they say good-bye to michael sam. sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted in the nfl back in may but was cut yesterday by the st. louis organization. the seventh round draft pick finished the preseason with 11 tackles and three sacks. head coach jeff fisher wished sam well and said there were no issues outside of football. that was a look at your morning sports. hope your sunday is a good one. this weekend, the town of brookville, maryland, celebrating its war in the role
of 1812. 200 years ago the small town provided refuge to president james madison while the british occupied washington. that made brookville the u.s. capital for one day. from noon until 6:00 they are going to have more re-enactments like this and a tour of the town and a lot of games for the kids. some of your book shelf mace have newly signed books from the national book festival. moved inside for the first time this year after 14 years on the national mall organizers took it invited the convention center in northwest washington. lots of you met your favorite authors and illustrators. tom sherwood introduced congressman james clyburn releasing his new memoir. the whole thing was organized by the library of congress. with the rise of so much technology it's awesome to see huge crowds like that going for the old style paperbacks. >> more coming up ahead. >> more coming up ahead. stay with u
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right now, we are working to find out the name of a man who was found dead overnight. someone found him at the shady grove metro station in the parking lot shortly after 2:00 this morning. transit police say they believe he may have died of a drug overdose. you'll still be able to go to the shade owe grove station today. stay with news 4 for updates throughout the morning. right now, woodfield road in
gaithersburg is shut down from brink to goshen school road. three people were in a serious car accident there. two people were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. only one car was involved in the crash. that road has been shut down two hours now. we're working to find out more information and will bring it to you as soon as we get it. >> good morning. hope you're off to a great sudden. >> i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. >> sunday, august 31st. >> we want to get a look at your forecast. amelia segal is in for chuck and amelia, this is the last hurrah for so many people and you're talking about rain. >> yeah. unfortunately angie. but i want to stress, today is not going to be a washout. there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms especially later today, but there will be plenty of dry time as well. on storm team 4 radar, notice the rain back in west virginia. now a lot of that will fall apart this morning before it makes it into the region. however, those of you in frederick, loudoun, fauquier counties, areas to the west
could be dealing with a shower around the midday hours from that activity. but most of russ dry until we get into the later afternoon and evening hours where we're tracking thunderstorms that could contain downpours and some rain. otherwise, hot and humid today because of all those factors unfortunately, the weather having a low to moderate impact on your day. right now, 77, muggy degrees. again, mainly dry especially the d.c. metro area at 10:00 a.m. but scattered thunderstorms at 3:00 and 8:00 as well. more on the timing and severe weather potential angie in a little bit. >> thanks. right now, wss working to fix a 10 inch water main break on brunette avue in silver springs. 37 people are going without water until the pipe can be patched up. take a look. a viewer sent us this picture. this main broke last night and sent a river of water rushing down the street. many of you told us you were worried about the condition of
the water because it looked dirty but they are telling us the water is safe to drink. we will bring you an update as soon as the water is restored. this morning crews will search for a pilot who passed out in the air and crashed in the atlantic ocean. that pilot was the only person in the plane that was headed to manassas, it drifted over the no-fly zone above the district and crashed into the ocean about 50 miles east of wallops island in virginia. this is new video we got in from the airport in wisconsin where the plane took off. the ntsb is investigating the crash. there's a mystery this morning on a popular trail in cottage city. a man was found murdered and police have no idea how this happened. the body was found yesterday morning along the anacostia river trail near bladensburg road. this has people who use the trail every day looking over their shoulders. news 4's darcy spencer reports. >> reporter: dino was disturbed to learn a man had been found murdered here along the anacostia river trail where he
takes walks with his sons. >> any concerns about safety? >> oh, yeah always. a lot of people use it at night and i mean i guess i would too if i had to, but it's kind of scary thinking that something like this happened so close. >> reporter: the murder happened about a couple hundred yards down the path. the victim was found in the grass by someone using the trail about 7:30 in the morning. ross ann price walks her dog here every day and saw the police activity. >> we never had any issues, never had anybody bother us, always bikes on the trails, people are walking all the time. >> reporter: we're told the victim had significant trauma to his upper body. we don't know whether he was shot, stabbed or beaten to death. it will take an autopsy to determine exactly how he died. lieutenant brian waters is with maryland national capital park police. they patrol these grounds. any idea what happened to him.
>> we don't. we're in the early stages of this investigation. we're anxious to find out and we'll learn more as the homicide investigation continues. >> reporter: after the crime scene tape went down, there were people fishing along the anacostia, families riding their bikes, many told us they'll still use the trail, but they'll be more cautious. ashby henderson says a lot of people bike to work on this trail. >> i feel safe here. i really do. i feel like this is a safe place. i don't know -- i've never had a problem on this trail. i've ridden here for over five years by myself and i love it here. i'm shocked. >> reporter: darcy spencer, news 4. crews now are figuring out just how much damage a pro tain tank caused when it exploded in southeast washington. take a look. you can see firefighters all over the apartment building where this happened on third street southeast off atlantic street. two families were forced out of their homes but no one was hurt. some d.c. hotel guests are hoping for a quiter morning
after being woken up by fire alarms. we brought you this breaking news yesterday morning. around 1:00 in the morning guests at the marriott ward man park were ordered to get out of the building because of a fire. according to hotel management, several fires were ignite ed inside the hotel while firefighters were on the scene. at least one person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation. guests were forced to stand outside for hours. wondering what was happening. >> crazy. we're standing outside because of fire and something, nobody knows what happened. >> the hotel's response is certainly not very good. now in their defense, it was 1:00 in the morning. >> guests spent part of the night sleeping on the floor while the hotel sorted everything out. we've got these pictures sent to us. police don't have a suspect yet. a family lucky to be alive after their house went up in flames and the smoke detectors did not go off. the family inside the silver spring home woken up by the flames and smoke inside their
home on ben yon road. one person got their 86-year-old grandmother out just in time. firefighters rescued several pets. investigators say the batteries were taken out of those smoke detectors. the cause has been ruled an accident. we're looking at 7:06. still ahead, save some money doing your laundry. we're going to break down the six things to avoid so you don't waste your money. >> if you are grilling out on this labor kay weekend, check out our home page. we have burger recipes from celebrity chefs including one where potato chips are the secret ingredients. >> sounds good. >> go to nbcwashington.com. we'll be back in a moment.
bethesda or medical center on the red line. you have to take a bus from friendship heights or grover in instead. the closures last through the holiday on monday. same wait times on the orange, green and silver lines. the blue lines are running with normal service. you probably don't know how much money you're spending on your laundry every year. >> it could be more than you think. news 4 consumer reporter erika gonzalez points out the changes you can make to clean up your costs. is. >> reporter: the first money waster in the laundry room, using too much detergent. detergents are now super concentrated. when you use too much you're not just wasting detergent it can trigger your washer to use an extra rinse cycle. >> it takes more to do your laundry and it wastes water. very often, you can't even seen the lines in the cap. if you mark it yourself you use the amount you need. >> reporter: consumer reports found that as much as 90% of the energy spent on a wash load is
for heating the water. instead, choose the cold water cycle. your clothes will come clean and you probably won't even see a difference. wash only full loads. it saves wear and tear on your machine and if you must wash a small load, adjust the load size and whatever the size of your load, use the highest spin setting your fabrics allow. >> this reduces the amount of moisture in your clothes. then your dryer will have less work to do and save you energy. >> reporter: don't dry your clothes using timed dry settings. choose the auto dry setting on medium and let your dryer's moisture sensor decide when the load is dry. fabric softpers sheets can gum up your dryer making them run longer. wipe them with rubbing alcohol. you won't get the cleanest clothes if you stuff everything in at once. more energy efficient to wash and dry similar items together like just jeans or just
t-shirts. so everybody will dry evenly. erika gonzalez, news 4. the time right now is 7:11. virginia student goss back to school this week. >> some of your kids may not be getting enough sleep before the school bell rings. whyoctors say that your kids need more sleep plus the interesting thing one family is doing. >> there are scattered thunderstorms in the forecast for later today. the greatest concern will be some heavy rain. the best chance of seeing that heavy rain will be for those of you north and west of washingt
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back to school can be a rough transition for a lot of kids. that's because doctors say most schoolchildren won't be getting enough sleep. >> news 4 has more on how a lack of sleep can impact kids mentally, emotionally and physically. >> i maybe, maybe will get six hours. >> reporter: 17-year-old ryan edwards says he's like most kids at his high school staying up too late and getting up too early which ofteneans sleeping less than six hours a night. >> kids at my school, i mean, you know, you notice first thing in the morning nobody wants to talk to each otherp. everybody is like half awake. they just want to, you know, wander through the hallway like zombies. >> reporter: doctors say that's
not surprising. studies show between 70 and 85% of 11th and 12th graders are chronically getting too little sleep. that means less than seven hours each night when they really need at least nine hours. >> it's when we don't sleep well or when our sleep is deprived, recent science shows that parts of the brain, actually go to sleep during the day to catch up during the day. >> reporter: dr. daniel lieuen is a sleep specialist with children's national health system. he says that reaction in the blain can cause lapses in attention, poor judgment, aggression and depression and that can affect a child's learning and social behavior. >> one of the issues with sleep time is simply that kids lives are so full. there is so much to do, particularly the adolescence, school pressure, social pressure, sports. >> reporter: early school start times are to blame because the biological clocks of adolescence are naturally programmed to sleep between 11:00 p.m. and
8:00 a.m., but a lot of local high schools start before 7:30 in the morning and that doesn't leave enough time for kids to sleep. >> it's her moans and it's -- hor mons and a cell sue lar level, at a cell sue lar level. >> i can't get to sleep until 1:00 a.m. and then i will wake up hopefully 6:15 and hopes of getting out the door by 6:40. >> in the morning when he has too little sleep he's very grumpy, agitated, he can't focus. >> reporter: ryan is attempting to get to bed earlier so his body is prepared for the early alarm clock. >> just an extra hour of sleep can really make a difference. >> reporter: doreen genther. >> a lot of kids try to sleep over the weekend but doctors say that only makes things worse when they try to go back to
their normal schedule on mondays. it is like the same effect of being jet lagged. >> labor day is the unofficial end of summer and means the vacation is over, time to go back to school. we will be in northern virginia this week covering it all on "news 4 today." that starts tomorrow morning at 4:26. no school tomorrow because it's labor day but tuesday we will be there as kid goss back it to school. >> the last hooray. fairfax, 180,000 student enrolled. this is the biggest in the d.c. area. a lot more people on the roadways and for the bus stop forecast. >> right. >> who wants to think about tuesday when we have a long weekend on our hands. let's go to amelia segal. she has the forecast for us. >> good morning. i will be track something scattered thunderstorms and rain today. especially during the afternoon and evening hours. now out of today and tomorrow, the best chance of rain will be this afternoon and evening. the threat that you're dealing with rain for labor day really drops down to about 30%.
i also want to mention the best chance for heavy rain and some strong winds later today, mainly north and west of washington. everybody, though, experiencing the hot and humid conditions. balmy outside right now with temperatures in washington already near 80 degrees. high temperatures today topping off in the low 90s in many locations. washington, 92, leesburg and manassas, 91, gaithersburg a high temperature of 88. scattered thunderstorms later. some storms could potentially be strong. the greatest threat would be heavy rain that could produce flash flooding across the area and high winds are possible in any storms. remember, mainly north and west of washington. that could produce some isolated wind damage. is today going to be a washout? absolutely not. you will have outdoor plans today. be ready to move indoors. on storm team 4 radar i'm keeping a close eye on this area of rain in west virginia. as this continues to move toward the area, it could bring a
shower between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. to frederick, laoudoun and fauquier counties. that's why i'm jumping ahead to 3:00 to show you this afternoon, notice some heavy rain around winchester, hagerstown and frederick. 5:00 continuing to track showers and thunderstorms as they advance east. 6:00, tracking rain inside of washington, alexandria and arlington. midnight and overnight hours, still scattered showers potentially a few isolated thunderstorms. your planner for tomorrow, on labor day, early morning showers, 7:00 a.m., after that threat goes away. 76 degrees. another mild and humid morning for tomorrow. as we get into the afternoon and evening hours a thunderstorm is possible but again that threat noticeably lower. look at the high still at 91 degrees. so we'll be talking about our fourth heat wave of the year that begins today.
potentially lasts through friday. beach forecast today and tomorrow beezy at the beach today and tomorrow. best chance of an isolated thunderstorm will be tomorrow afternoon with highs at the beach in the low to mid 80s. now tuesday, a high of 95. it's going to be the warmest day this week. humid as well. bus stop forecast is looking good for the students. recess it will be hot but again the weather really not impacting recess too much. always good news there. dismissal storms likely hold off, however it could be the yellow light because of the heat and humidity and that thunderstorm threat. thunderstorms are likely tuesday night. they could be strong as a cold front moves through the area. that cold front it lowers the humidity for wednesday, thursday and friday but it still stays hot with high temperatures in the low 90s. next saturday there is the chance of showers and thunderstorms but again, today, this afternoon and evening, be weather ready. plan to head indoors if you hear any thunder, angie. >> have a backup plan. >> exactly. >> thanks.
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>> reporter: nbc 4 has been part of it. camp fantastic is one part of the camp for kids campaign. on this day, general manager jackie bradford, nbc 4 staff and community advisory board members made their annual pilgrimage to see the youngsters endure and get a little inspiration. >> it's an amazing operation that they have here. i challenge you to not have a tear when you leave here. >> reporter: as one staff member told me, they're just kids who happen to have cancer. there are certain challenges associated with that. whether canoeing or being in a supportive environment like the camp here, the goal is to teach these youngsters there is life after the struggle. >> good job. >> reporter: and there are examples all around. malcolm brewster remembers his first trip here as an 8-year-old with brain cancer. he beat it. for more than a decade he's been a fixture on the volunteer staff. >> this is a chance for kids to be kids. a lot of times they don't get to do that. >> reporter: they're battle
tested and optimistic. lunch provided by giant foods and validation that things can, will get better. after eight years aaliyah's dreams are coming true. >> now i am going for my last treatment after this week and i'll be done. >> reporter: camp fantastic, a place to dream, a place to heal, a place to be. reporting in front royal, zachary kiev, news 4. >> great program out there. >> i have a friend whose child went last year and says it is a life-changing experience and jackie bradford said, you don't leave with a dry eye. it is inspirational. >> time right now is 7:27. still ahead, the major change on the dulles toll road. why you won't need any spare change or cash. >> plus, you can enjoy a free concert today at the capitol. the labor day celebrations. >> you might need your umbrella when you head out the door. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal will tell us when
developing right now, metro transit police are investigating how someone died at the shady grove metro station. a man was found in the stairwell of the parking garage there. we're working to learn his name. police say it will take an autopsy to find out exactly what happened there. >> the ntsb investigating a plane crash in our area. a pilot was flying to manassas.
he passed out at the controls and then drifted over the no-fly zone above d.c. the plane crashed into the atlantic ocean. the pilot was the only person on board. prince george's county police investigating a mysterious murder in cottage city. a man was found dead along the anacostia river trail near bladens burg yesterday morning. police don't know how he died only he had significant trauma to his upper body. >> welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. today is sunday the last day of the month august 31 snoost we have a heat wave. looks like supper wimmer will b sticking around. let's go to amelia segal who is filling in for chuck bell this morning. >> you're right. our fourth heat wave of the year begins today. likely lasting through friday. heat wave means we have at least high temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher, obviously three consecutive days in a row. 77 degrees, muggy degrees, right now in washington.
73 in reston, rockville and gaithersburg as well. as we get later into the day today there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms around. satellite and radar right now showing a little bit of hazy morning sunshine. clouds thicken as we get toward the late morning hours. the he wi they'll win out today. this batch of rain could bring a shower to areas west of the d.c. metro area between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. washington you stay dry until the afternoon, late afternoon or evening hours. however, some downpours are possible later today. outdoor plans, have an alternate plan ready and the high today of 92. >> all right. thanks. developing this morning, the u.s. dropped more bombs on isis militant ps in iraq. the air strikes happened in the northern part of that country near mosul. several countries joined the u.s. to deliver more food and water to iraqis under siege by isis militants. australia, france and britain sent that aid. russia has been put on
deadline to stop its invasion of ukraine or receive tough economic sanctions. nato says russia has moved more than 1,000 troops in ukraine with another 20,000 positioned on the border. the country's president says russia's aggression is pushing the conflict closer to the point of an all-out war. the u.s. would welcome the sankships. russia has one week to back out of that country. people plan to rally for ukraine in front of the white house. today at 2:00 people will call on president obama to prevent what they are calling the world war iii. the protests will be on the lafayette park side across from the white house. protesters say they want strict sanctions against russia for its continued invasion. >> hands up don't shoot. in ferguson, missouri, protesters say they won't stop their calls for justice. michael brown was shot and killed three weeks ago by a police officer.
yesterday, several people took to the streets chanting "hands up don't shoot." that's become the slogan for the streets. brown's parents were at the march. the shooting set off days of violent protests and a military response from police. the officer involved in the shooting has not been charged. a grand jury is examining the evidence and federal agents are conducting a civil rights investigation. right now a 14-year-old boy in falls church is facing charges for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. detectives say he attacked her on friday at the event in cherry hill park. an adult stopped him the first time, but according to investigators, he then came back. the girl screamed loud enough for people nearby to hear her. the teenager ran off but police quickly arrested him. another man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a teenager. prince william county police arrested juan kar loes lopez ramirez yesterday. police say rmz jumped a girl
along the lee highway near gainesville square shopping center, allegedly pushed her down the embankment. police say she fought back and was able to get away. police are looking for two men accused of stabbing another man. police say 30-year-old man got into some kind of altercation, some kind of fight, with a couple men. this happened on saturday morning in pioneer drive in serven. during the fight the man was stabbed multiple times. the suspects are 24-year-old curtis matthew and 24-year-old gary jamal. we have new details on a crash we first told you about this time yesterday. police say three teenagers are in serious condition right now after their car crashed in olney, maryland, at the intersection of macduff and cashell road. take a look here. you can see the car involved wrecked. look at that, flipped over. all three of the victims are boys two are 17, the other is just 15. we're told that 15-year-old boy does have life-threatening injuries. police did not say what caused the crash. new this morning, six people
were arrested on suspicion of driving drunk in howard county. last night howard county police set up a dui checkpoint, this is on route 1 between howard street and gorman road in savage. police say more than 1700 cars passed through that checkpoint. today police in northern virginia are working to prevent serious crashes this holiday weekend. state police are stepping up enforcement as part of their drive to save lives campaign. they say this time last year, they arrested 120 people for dui. you're going to see more officers on the highways like i-66 in fairfax and i-95 year woodbridge. if you drive on the dulles toll road starting this week, you're going to see changes taking place. crews will convert 19 exact change lanes to ez pass only lanes. starting with one on the edges of fairfax county parkway. the airport authority in charge of that road, they say about nine out of ten of you who use
the lanes use the ez pass anyway. there will still be one lane to use cash instead. the project could take more than a year to complete. if you are looking for something to do with your family today here's an option, you can go to the labor day concert at the national mall on the west lawn of the capitol building. you will hear patriotic songs performed by the national symphony orchestra. that concert starts at 8:00, but there is a free dress rehearsal if you can make it at 3:30. we've got some video. this is one of the other labor day concerts which was actually moved inside because of rain. we'll have to wait and see if that happens again today. hopefully maybe the showers will hold off. >> amelia is saying it's not going to be a washout. bring the umbrellas. maybe one of the plastic ponchos to be on the safe side. >> the time is 7:37. we do have a warning to tell you about. >> why you need to make shower to properly throw away your trash in the district. >> how people across the country, they're standing up to cancer. >> we're going to take a look at
looking at the stories happening in the week ahead. starting on tuesday, a jury will decide whether virginia's former governor is guilty of corruption. they're weighing five weeks worth of evidence and testimony. bob and maureen mcdonnell are accused of trading political influence for thousands of dollars in gifts. if convicted they could face decades in prison. our cameras will be at the courthouse as singer chris brown heads back to court in d.c. on assault charges. sources say the singer has now reached a plea dealn the case that will allow him to avoid jail time. brown and his bodyguard were charged with assault after allegedly punching a fan outside the w hotel after howard's homecoming last year. the bodyguard was found guilty earlier this year. brown's hearing is set for tuesday morning.
starting this week you're going to want to make sure you throw away your trash. if you are caught littering you could get a $75 ticket. this is part of the district's anti-littering pilot program. if you or a passenger tosses trash out of your window will driving you will be slapped with a $100 ticket. you can see lots of landmarks lit up to stand up for cancer. in our area the capitol wheel will be red, orange and yellow and so is city hall in houston, bunker hill memorial bridge in boston. stand up to cancer will be holding an hour-long telethon this friday. other landmarks taking place at rockefeller center, niagara falls. >> all the way on the west coast the los angeles airport, the gateway, the l.a.x. gateway, they're doing it as well. this is a huge effort. it's going to be beautiful. >> happens every year. they raise a lot of money. great cause. >> the time 7:41. >> are you waiting for a new apple iphone? are you? >> yeah. >> we've got a preview of a big
announcement the company will be making next month. >> what's going on, amelia. >> we're expecting scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. the best chance, though, of thunderstorms in the d.c. metro area will be during the evening hours. more storm chances potentially on labor day. the latest timing coming up.
join us live from new york city. >> good morning. i feel like we haven't said good morning in a long time. >> i know. home sweet home. >> yeah. >> just ahead, on "today" we're looking at whether your labor day weekend could be a washout. severe storms expected to roll through the nation's mid-section including possible tornados. dylan will be on top of all of this. >> the journey continues for michael sam. the first openly gay player to be drafted by an nfl team, he was cut by the st. louisams on saturday so where does he go from here? >> we'll talk about a star player at the little league world series who captured hearts but it's the story off the field that's grabbing attention. 12-year-old jahome benton and his family are homeless. how one chicago businessman is now offering a helping hand. >> it will bring you back to your days from the playground, fun, easy, wonder why you stopped playing it. kickball. we'll tell you why more and more adults are getting back into the game. >> we'll, of course, give it a
shot on the plaza. >> here in washington, on the national mall. >> a lot of adults play. >> it's become huge. that and dodgeball. >> for those of us who can't hit a ball with a bat. >> no coordination. >> now that you've got skills you can show them off. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll see you later. >> well, a week from tuesday, we'll know everything there is to know about the new iphone and perhaps whatever else apple decides they want to unveil. nbc's ian cool gives us a few predictions. >> reporter: the hype is humming through the streets of silicon valley. outside the apple store in palo alto whispers of an iphone 6. >> i usually get one within the first few days they come out. >> seems to me like they're going to introduce a major product. >> reporter: it's it's rumored the tech company will unveil on september 9th. >> i want to be able to keep my phone in my pocket. >> reporter: some tech expert says apple could introduce an
iphone up to an inch and a half larger to compete with android device ps. >> you wonder is the scream going to be bigger. you hope. >> reporter: they had been holding out for a iphone for five years, still using the 3 model, waiting for the perfect time. >> we're going to double up from the 3 to a 6. >> reporter: others hoping a smart watch phone device is unveiled the same day. >> i would be interested in purchasing the iwatch immediately. >> they reinvented categories in the past. they changed music, changed pcs, probably can change time too. >> reporter: while apple's invitation to the event simply states, wish we could say, a glaring hit it may be major. a new structure is the college, the site steve jobs introduced the world to the macintosh 30 years ago. hints and hype that have consumers thinking different. >> i really hope they have something exciting. that's what i'm looking forward to. a lot of the products have been for iterations off of the
product line when steve was around. >> and that was ian cool reporting there. a lot of cleanup? southwest louisiana. check it out. you can see water completely covered the first floor of some homes. check it out. this is the other corner of the state. all the way over in new orleans. they're expecting a drier day today. i got to give props out it to amelia who gave a bride personal wedding day forecast. >> oh, yeah. >> that was great. that was great. >> i have to say, i'm trying to be active on social media today because it is one of those days where it will be the hit or miss activity. you could make it through most of your day mainly dry. >> no major washouts. that's the important thing. >> no major washouts. important thing to keep in mind too any storms we see could contain heavy rain. a lot of us will be outdoors, you need to be ready to head indoors quickly, have the alternative plan. having people over for a cookout or something like that. as far as strong to severe
weather is concerned, for the most part the threat is fairly low. most biggest concern would be heavy rain. that could lead to isolated flash flooding, put a damper on your plans too. potentially high winds as well. isolated wind damage from that threat. hail, tornado, very, very low chance of seeing either one of those factors materialize just too humid for hail. winds not really setting up precisely how we would need them to to really create a tornado. temperatures right now are in the 70s. 77 in washington. it's muggy out there as well. it will be humid not only today but tomorrow and tuesday as well. here on storm team 4 radar we're dry across the area. this section here shaded in yellow is the best chance where the storm prediction center thinks we could have severe weather later today. i'm forecasting the best chance of severe weather to be north and west of washington. so those of you in frederick, montgomery and loudoun counties you especially need to be
weather ready later today. great day to download the storm team 4 weather app if there is a severe thunderstorm warning issue you'll get that sent to your phone. rain back around. that could bring showers to frederick, loudoun and fauquier counties. aside from that the rest of the area, points to the east remain dry. that severe weather threat extends up into new england. so we're on the southern most point of that. zone forecast for today for the d.c. metro area, high temperatures in the low 90s. 92 in washington and bethesda. it will be warmer than yesterday. our high yesterday was 86 degrees. and again in the d.c. metro area, some scattered late afternoon showers and thunderstorms. expect a better chance, though, that you're dealing with thunderstorms for those evening hours. northern maryland, this is one of the locations where there could be some heavy rain moving through and some strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon. areas like hagerstown and martingsburg where your high
temperatures will reach the upper 80s. for tomorrow, your grilling forecast on labor day, be prepared for a thunderstorm but the threat that you're dealing with severe weather tomorrow is much lower, even the threat you're dealing with a thunderstorm at all decreases tomorrow. it is hot and humid. a high temperature of 91 for your monday. make sure you're drinking plenty of water. tuesday a high temperature of 95. showers and thunderstorms are possible later in the day and like y overnight and for wednesday thumidity is lower. plenty of sunshine. great day to get the car washed. we'll keep it dry thursday and friday. only a chance of thunderstorms next saturday. >> we get a little break throughout the week. >> the humidity at least lowers this week. this weekend, maryland is celebrating its role in the war of 1812. 200 years ago the small town provided refuge to president james madison while the british
occupied washington. doing that, made brookville the u.s. capital for a day. from noon until 6:00 today we will have re-enactments, a tour of the town and games for the kids. >> the washington convention center may have the new book smell hanging around this morning. lots of you enjoyed the national book festival yesterday. it was the festival's first year inside after years on the national mall. the library of congress organized the event. our own tom sherwood was there to introduce congressman james clyburn. the two right there. clyburn releasing a new memoir and speaking of that new book smell, you always make fun of me, i try to get you on pinterest, newest discovery and new book in an old book smelling candle. >> oh, cool. >> if you like that smell they make a candle for that. >> the hard copy you need that to get the author's autograph which is what a lot of people are doing. you can't do that on the e-reader. >> yet. >> probably soon. >> 7:52. the redskins making their final cus. >> we will break down who was let go from the team.
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players cut this year. head to nbcwashington.com and search redskins. september starts tomorrow. here's what you should know about in the week ahead. tomorrow you can start using a new schedule of flights between dulles and london. british airways is adding the service. british air is one of the most used international airlines at the airport. >> herndon is having a festival on monday. enjoy beer and wine from local wineries and breweries and a craft show, cooking demonstrations and lots of food venders out there that starts at noon at the herndon municipal center. $20 for adults for the beer and wine tasting, $10 for general admission and kids under 12 get in for free. go to the labor day parade tomorrow. happening in gaithersburg. the parade is in its 76th year. see it along east diamond and russ sell avenues. it begins at 1:00 in the afternoon. >> we will be passing out back packs in fairfax county. it will be tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
at cameron elementary school in alexandria. 500 students will get backpacks and supplies from the news 4 and apple federal credit union. david cull ver will be there and it will be on "news 4 today." a lot of backpacks. hard to say that over and over again. >> at love kids returning to school with virginia schools going back to session. fairfax, a lot more on the roadways. please be alert and on alert for that. and talking about the weather, the heat and humidity, it's here to stay at least for another day. >> yeah. and when the kids are heading back to school that's the warmest day this week with a high of 95 degrees. hopefully all the schools have ac. >> that's what we're hoping. that's going to do it for "news 4 today." we are back in 25 minutes. another local news update. >> join us at 9:00 this morning for 90 minutes of news. until then have a great day.
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super soaker, flash flooding in the south, homes swaum pd. there is more rain in the forecast as wicked winds, damaging hail and the threat of tornadoes lurk for millions of people in the nation's midsection today. could your weekend be a washout? dylan is tracking it all. sacked. michael sam is cut by the st. louis rams. what's next for the player who