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all eyes are on iowa. i'm aaron gilchrist in des moines. we're giving you an inside look at what's happening here just one day before iowans become the first in the nation to start choosing our next president. a second teenager from our area arrested in connection to the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old virginia girl. we're live with new reaction to the sickening crime. and you are looking live at the white house. find out why it was locked down today. news4 at 6:00 starts now. news4's aaron gilchrist is in des moines right now as we count down to the iowa caucus. all of the candidates on the gop and democratic side are stumping for support as they prepare for tomorrow's big vote. the democratic national
committee strikes a deal with the candidates and poll numbers show a tight race, but first, aaron gives us a taste of the political fever spreading throughout iowa. >> reporter: this really is the center of the political universe this weekend. all the candidates are criss-crossing the state right now, some 2,000 journalists are here to cover the first real voting of decision 2016, and none of all this hoopla is lost on the locals. this political billboard is the first thing you will see leaving the des moines airport. ben carson's face is the last thing you will see before you take off. and all over the city the signs that it's caucus season remind you for des moines and all of iowa, this first in the nation nominating vote is a big deal. >> it's the whole reason i'm at georgetown and in d.c. >> reporter: scott is finishing his senior year studying politics at georgetown. he made the trip back to johnston, iowa to see his parents but really to caucus.
>> there's nowhere else i can conversations where you go to your person down the street and say this is why i support candidate x, what are your issues you're concerned about? how can i get to you come over to my size? >> reporter: they are like most iowa families, talking politics matters and caucusing matters even more. it's a deeply held tradition. makesing it up with the candidates face to face, unique experiences. >> in all those interactions, i think they build up to that. how friendly they are, can you access them? some of them you can't. >> reporter: as seriously as iowans take their caucusing, the crush of celebrity kehelps keep the mood light. >> making fun of iowa, the candidates, just the whole process. you got to be able to laugh at yourself a little bit. >> obviously people are coming and staying at the hotels and eating at the restaurants. overall it's great to have people here in town and liking
iowa. >> reporter: and with all the campaign stats, the media and the political tourists liking iowa, caucus time also means a good time. in des moines, aaron gilchrist, news4. and all of the candidates are working hard to get that last-minute support before the caucuses tomorrow. both donald trump and ted cruz went to church this morning before stumping for votes later in the day. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders both held rallies. the most recent iowa polls shows trump with a five-point edge over cruz, and clinton with a two-point edge over sanders which is a statistical dead heat. soon after the iowa caucus, democratic voters will get a chance to see their candidates share the same stage. msnbc today announced the dnc has agreed to sanction a debate for 9:00 p.m. on thursday, february 4th, at the university of new hampshire. chuck todd and rachel maddow will moderate, and be sure to open the nbc washington app for the latest on decision 2016.
right now, police are trying to piece together the mysterious death of a blacksburg teen. two virginia tech students have been arrested in connection with the crime and one of them is from laurel. that's where news4's darcy spencer is tonight following the story. she spoke to neighbors about everything unfolding. >> reporter: both of those virginia tech students are from right here in howard county. the young lady who was arrested this morning lived right up the street but no one answered when we knocked. this is the mug shot of natalie keepers, a 19-year-old virginia tech student charged in connection with the murder of a missing teen from blacksburg. david eisenhauer is charged with killing the girl, 13-year-old nicole lovell. keepers was arrested this morning and is being held without bond. >> 19-year-old natalie marie keepers has been charged by blacksburg police with one felony count of improper
disposal of a body and one count of accessory after the fact. >> reporter: we went to her home in laurel. no one answered the door. neighbor lee korel says news of the arrest was surprising. >> i actually was quite a bit shocked when i heard this a couple hours or so ago. they were a perfectly normal family. nothing. there's nothing to indicate there's anything unusual, et cetera. >> reporter: eisenhauer, an 18-year-old freshman majoring in engineering is charged with be a duthi abducting and murdering nicole. he's a former track star. nicole's body was found in north carolina saturday afternoon. she had been missing for days after leaving home without her parents' knowledge. >> we have determined that eisenhauer and nicole were acquainted prior to her disappearance. eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: police say they're pursuing hundreds of leads and
were scene searching a pond on the blacksburg campus for evidence. an autopsy will beperformed to determine how that teenager lived.cy spencer, thank you so very much. as a lot of us begin to resume our normal routines tomorrow, some great news, the temperatures overnight tonight and tomorrow morning stay well above freezing. we're not going to be worried about black ice or a refreeze. you can see every temperature on this map above 32 degrees. washington hits a low temperature of 46. leesburg and manassas 42. so here is your morning planner the district. temps in the suburbs a few degrees cooler but you will get the idea. by 6:00 a.m. a temperature of 47. patchy fog so a heads up at the bus stop tomorrow morning, but it's dry during the morning hours. mostly cloudy skies. by 10:00 a.m. we're at 52. you will want the umbrella tomorrow. i will have the timing on rain
and potential for flooding in my full forecast. a live look outside as we get ready to start a new school week. some schools are starting late. fairfax will open two hours late monday with administrative offices opening on time. the same goes for loudoun schools, alexandria city schools have announced february 5th and march 4th, i believe as snow makeup days. those are both fridays. a brief lockdown at the white house this afternoon after someone started throwing papers over the fence. the secret service says a man threw a stack of papers just after 1:00 this afternoon. the man was immediately arrested and taken into custody by d.c. police. the secret service looked at the papers and said they were harmless and the lockdown was lifted. want to give you an update now on construction on the 3rd street tunnel. what you need to know before you go back to work tomorrow. and a man got a new set of wheels after winning a contest at the washington auto show and what he did next had people
search the keyword tunnels. it's one of the most exciting events at the washington auto show and this year it came with an emotional twist. william holmes was one of the contestants who managed to keep his hands on a hyundai for five days and six nights. he drew the lucky key that started the car. what happened next stunned everybody. holmines handed the keys over t his mom margaret. he said she can use the car to help with her community outreach efforts. >> i'm so excited and proud of my son just for thinking enough of me to even try to win this car for me. >> when you have a goal that you want, i seen my mom come up here every day and the rest of my family as well, it gives you that extra boost to continue on. >> all six of margaret's children actually entered the contest in hopes of winning the car. congratulations to them. warmer temperatures are sticking around, but will it
enough for people with mobility or health issues. news4's derrick ward talked with some d.c. and maryland residents finding it very hard to get around. >> reporter: james woods can get around without his motorized chair. he's got a prosthetic leg, but when there's snow on the ground, the chair would appear to be the safer option. >> i got out there. my leg came off. >> reporter: but his chair is only as good as the surface it travels on. just hours before we caught up with him. >> mud on all my tires and traction, then i fall out the chair. >> reporter: add to that the fact the bus stops are blocked by plow walls. some passenger pickups are impoe advised, for him it's not that easy. >> driver, he let the ramp down like on the street but that makes it difficult when you're trying to go up because the water on your tires and it's slippery. >> reporter: and in ft. washington, the plows cleared the road but created more of a problem for the kirks. bts where they dump the snow
they cleared. >> on our property. >> reporter: and also on the sidewalk that abuts his property and the county says clear your property or face a fine. but with a pacemaker -- >> i can't be picking up heavy snow. >> reporter: it just highlights how it can be especially tough for those who have mobility or other health issues when it snows. some may like it. >> downside for people like myself, it's a hazard. >> how in the world do you expect senior citizens to come out here and plow what you all have placed on their property? >> reporter: while mother nature is in the midst of her own meltdown, in some places it may not be as fast as some may like or need. we just heard from prince george's department of public works. a spokesperson says they don't have the resources to clear the snow piles and they're hoping the warm weather will melt the snow. they're encouraging residents to work together. the county says the piles of
snow are unintentional side effects of all the plowing. well, it happened fast. if you didn't see that fireball streaking through the sky last night, here it is. wtop captured it on video in the sky over falls church, virginia. we slowed down the video so you can see it a little better. social media had people going is that what i think i just saw? the american meteor society says there were hundreds of sightings on the east coast. meanwhile, storm team4 meteorologist amelia segal possibly tracking rain in your forecast. >> exactly. talking about rain tomorrow but especially on wednesday. we will keep a close eye on wednesday for the potential of flooding across the area. here are the weather headlines. for tomorrow you want to have the umbrella handy. wednesday as well. most of the snow in washington and areas to the south will have melted by wednesday. areas to the north it looks like the snow will melt there by week's end, maybe heading into the early part of the weekend. and, again, you see it here,
keeping a close eye on wednesday, potentially a weather alert day for the possibility of flooding. tomorrow the weather having a low impact on your day. travel for the most part looking okay. some wet roads during the afternoon hours as some rain showers move through. if you want to exercise, go earlier or download our nbc washington app if you want to go out during the afternoon and evening to check the latest radar. just heading out and about, have a small umbrella handy and you will be just fine. what to wear tomorrow? a light coat. temperatures pretty mild for this time of year and that umbrella as well. you can leave the sunglasses, gloves, and scarf at home tomorrow. 50 in washington and gaithersburg. 54 for those of you in manassas. here is your hourly planner. we start off 7:00 a.m. with temperatures in the district above 46 and everybody in the suburbs is above freezing. by the midday hours, showers to the west of washington. showers moving through the metro area during the afternoon. 58 will be the high tomorrow and we'll hit that at about 3:00.
to see the exact time temperature in your area head to my facebook and twitter pages. the flooding impact for this week, tomorrow a good idea to clear the drains. so as we see snow continuing to melt and rain showers moving through tomorrow and wednesday, that water has somewhere to go. so tomorrow the rain showers could be an issue if drains aren't clear. tuesday we start to keep a close eye on creeks and streams for the potential of some minor flooding in those areas. wednesday the snow melt combined with more rain could lead to flooding concerns on area waterways and also urban areas again where drains have not been cleared. here is future weather. wednesday morning, 6:00 a.m., rain already impacting that commute. you can see as we head into the second half of the day, some heavier rain moves through the area. we're looking at anywhere from half an inch to three-quarters of an inch of rainfall on wednesday. there's a 100% chance you're dealing with rain on wednesday but near record warmth as well. a high of 63. the record to beat is 65.
this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. after maryland's last meeting with ohio state, you knew the buckeyes would come out swinging. they had no choice after being blown out by 35 points. thad matta coaching career. first half, terps with a two-point lead. maryland comes up with the steal here. throwing it up for layman there. 16 points, 10 rebounds for layman today. terps led by 6 at halftime. later on, it's a one-point game. trimble over to suleman. he can shoot it. only had seven points but he did everything else.
maryland is up by four. a few plays later, maryland looking to pull away. mel o trimble knocking down the three. he had a game high 20 points. maryland beat ohio state 66-61, and melo knows playing alongside suleman is good for his game. >> helps to be a leader, a better point guard. he helps me find players. he always tells me i'm a great player and he gives me confidence. >> we're getting better. starting second half we're not playing very well offensively and we have to figure that out before wednesday night. the great machine fired up today. george mason hosting george washington. second half, the colonials turn over the ball. otis livingston to abrams with the flush there. later on in the half, off the
patriots' miss here. ball gets knocked out to kevin larson. he's on the break. a little back and forth and larson puts that one home. ten points and 11 boards for the senior. a few plays later, another senior attacking the basket. nice finish here. he led the way with 19. george washington, they beat george mason 76-70. let's talk some football for a moment. we are one week away from super bowl 50. the carolina panthers and denver broncos squaring on and off san francisco. the two teams left for the big game today. out in denver the broncos back in the super bowl for the second time in three years. it was a celebration before they boarded the plane. peyton manning possibly playing in his last nflwdkx game ever n sunday. as for his competition, cam newton leading the way for the panthers. these pants right here were all the rage on social media today. apparently -- i did not get any. they ran out. they cost $849.
>> zebra pants? >> versace. a lot of people have a problem with the way he celebrates after touchdowns. charlie cashly says no skins fan should have a problem with cam dancing at all. >> it isn't bragging if you can do it now. somebody once said that. i don't think -- what he does is, you know, he does some things, okay, he does his dance or whatever. i came from an era here where we had something called the fun bunch, score a touchdown and everybody gets together and high five themselves, okay? so we invented these celebrations here, okay, in washington. so i don't really have a problem with it because the guy does it in the right way and how do you knock a guy who hands a football to the kid? how do you knock that really? >> you do not want to miss the rest of my interview with charlie casserly. we talk about a contract extension for kirk cousins and the future of robert griffin
iii. no alex ovechkin at the all-star game but the caps were well represented this weekend in nashville. niklas backstrom making his all-star game debut. well deserved for backy. three-on-three hockey this year. first the metro versus the atlantic. the metro got on the board first. then you see the old guy, hall of famer here jaromir jagr on the break away. holtby let's him have that out of respect i think. metro team is up 2-1. later on in the period, puck up the ice again, and how about this move. evgeni malkin, a 360 spin there. this game -- the all-star game is still going on right now. the metro team eliminated from the tournament as of right now. and before we let you go, we do want to let you know the wizards have made an announcement. head coach randy whitman will miss the next two games after
the passing of his older brother. he will be back with the team on february 5th when they take on the philadelphia 76ers. so best of luck or we wish his family all the best as they get ready for this and recover from this. >> thank you so much, jason pugh. grab the umbrellas for tomorrow. >> looking at showers during the afternoon hours but keeping a close eye on wednesday for the potential of flooding. i'll have more at 11:00. >> that is the news for now. "nightly news" is coming up. we'll see you again for news at 11:00. good night, everybody. you can't deal with something,
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on this sunday night, the final countdown. neck and neck polls and high stakes less than 24 hours before iowa voters caucus. the democrats are in a dead heat and the gop front-runners praying for a victory, making church a campaign stop today. tonight it's all about the ground game. turning out supporters and surviving this first lap of the race to the white house. late word that a college student accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in virginia may have had an accomplice. the front line, we're in brazil with those working to stop the spread of the zika virus as the risk spreads to other countries. tonight, world experts gather for an emergency meeting. noble acts.