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to two ticket it's in mail. >> she also told us her laptop change a lot of personal information was in the car when it was stolen. information that aloud the suspect to compromise the credit. the ftc says if your personal information is compromised, it's a good idea to freeze your credit. it is 5:00 a.m. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. it's a storm team 4 weather alert day. we're expecting heavy rain today. >> let's check in with chuck bell for weather headlines. >> good morning, eun and aaron. clear out your storm drains. i did this yesterday afternoon. make sure the debris and slush and snow is out of the way so water can reach the drain quickly. heavy rain likely by lunchtime and early afternoon. the flood threat, as the snow melts and rain falls, the flood threat will increase with time
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going into tonight. flood watches have been issued for the d.c. metro area northbound in the pennsylvania border. and westbound out to the panhandle of west virginia. so, all of metro washington now included in the flood watch. temperatures this more than, out the door, not terribly cold. upper 30s to low 40s. radar shows light rain out there for now. we will have heavier rain coming our way this afternoon. heavier rain moves in late morning to lunchtime. continues through the afternoon. morning commute will be wet. the afternoon commute will be badly impacted by heavy rain and low visibility. speaking of the commute, here's kim mccorporal mimick with the . a single right lane is getting you by the crash scene. we also have that crash still out there northbound kenilworth avenue shutting down the ramp to westbound route 50. hopefully, they will get that cleared out shortly.
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and there's debris on the roadway reported. eastbound on icc at needwood road. stay there to get by. i've been asking that all day, who could shoot a child? i've been asking that all day, how could you look a child in the face and shoot a child? >> even police tell us they are tuned by the murder of a 26-year-old teacher and her 2-year-old daughter. neshante davis and her 2-year-old daughter chloe were found shot dead near their home in fort washington. >> family members and organizers organized a vigil to remember them. among the mourners, 93 shanti's mother who lost her granddaughter as well. >> i'll never see my daughter. i'm going to miss her. and chloe -- >> news4 said some people chose
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to go to the parking lot to mourn. 5:03 this morning in a deadly hit and 31 fairfax county last year. police will sent us this picture. they say the white suv you see here is the suspect's car. the 59-year-old was killed on a crash on franconia road last november. we now know the name of a man shot and killed by a d.c. police officer. police say the 36-year-old peter john ran from police on monday morning. officers say they got in a struggle with john who took out what appeared to be a real gun. officers shot and killed him. they later found out that weapon was a bb gun. it's now 5:05. happening today, a judge will decide whether to take a sex assault case to trial against bill cosby.
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the comedian will be back in a philadelphia courtroom. prosecutors accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his pennsylvania home in 2004. also today, maryland residents could hear a change in tone from governor larry hogan. he's set to deliver his second state of the state address at noon today. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle tell the washington times that many of his statements were foo partisan last year. check the nbc washington app for an update on governor hogan's legislative plans for the year ahead. today, we're learning more about which students in the district will spend time in the classroom. mayor muriel baxter will announce which students will spend time in the classroom. it will help stupids in reading and math and allow student morse time to explore art and music. new hampshire is going to have to decide who can go toe to
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toe with the republicans. >> we began the political revolution not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire. >> we had a great time in iowa. and a great turnout. now, we are ready to do it here in new hampshire. >> i have very good relationships with the people of new hampshire. >> we are answering the question of the men and women in new hampshire and earning the votes one person at a time. >> candidates in new hampshire ahead of next week's primary vote. nearly saul presidential hopefuls will campaign in the granite state today. it looks to be a different race than what we saw in iowa. nearly 40% of voters consider themselves independents. some will wait until the last minute to make up their minds. >> they're go fing to make the decision on their own. >> i'm not looking for a handout. i don't want anything from government. and i want my fellow neighbor to feel the same way. >> polls showed donald trump with over a 20-point lead in in
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that. they show a double digit lead for bernie sanders over hillary clinton. analysts say new hampshire is a must win for both trump and clinton. ahead, the tight races ahead in new hampshire. what they could mean for candidates still sitting at the bottom of the polls but our candidates are tailoring their messages to the large percentage of voters. nbc's edward lawrence will join us at 5:30. you can see this follow rolling into parts of your area. chuck bell will let us know whether it's a problem at 5:11. and the sting operation that made the broncos decide to send made the broncos decide to send home from the super bowl. you can't predict the market. made the broncos decide to send home from the super bowl. but through good times and bad...
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say he was not involved in any criminal activity. the broncos decided that out to bring him to the super bowl anyway. shifting gender roles in our military some leaders say now all combat jobs are open to women, that women should have to register for the draft just like men. the top army and marine corps officers said that during a senate armed services committee hearing yesterday. right now, only men between 18 and 26 are required to register. good morning, once again. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. now 5:11 on a wednesday morning. weather in your plans today. just passing showers no big impact on your plans this morning. but this afternoon and this evening, heavy rain coming in is really going to slow things down and interfere with anything you want to do outside. rain intensity, no more than just showers outside this morning, but the roads are already wet. periods of light rain here for the morning. but by later this afternoon, heaviest rain by lunchtime or just after dinnertime.
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stay away from high and fast-moving water for sure. in the 40s this morning. in the 60s with heavy rain in the afternoon. we have a crash at northbound 210 at old fort road. a single lane is getting by. causing delays up towards the beltway. looking live 66 at 28 centreville. those taillights out towards the belt wii. southbound 270 to frederick through gaithersburg, all the way down to 495. no reports of slowdowns. don't forget, when you hop in the car, tune into wtop 105 for updates. just days after her body was found, friends and family prepare to say good-bye to a murdered teen. and new developments when it documents the zika virus. why mosquitos may not be
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now at 5:15, we are working for you this morning on this storm team 4 weather alert day. take a look here. on the left side, all the rain that's headed our way. it's coming in hard and fast here. on the right, the fog. a lot of you may encounter today. chuck is keeping tabs on that and the weekend, how that is shaping up in a few minutes. nicole had a passion for music, dreamed of being on "american idol" some day. >> a heart wrenching statement from the mother of a 13-year-old girl murdered in virginia. tammy weekes was nicole lovell's mother. the family will hold a wake tonight. and the funeral is scheduled tomorrow in blacksburg. meanwhile, there's new focus on
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how social media may have played a role in her death. the night she disappeared she reportedly showed friends from a message from an 18-year-old she received on the message app kik. police say natalie keepers not only helps david eisenhauer get rid of the body but was involved before nicole died. closer to home, a community is in mourning after the death of a mother and her 2-year-old daughter. someone shot and killed neshante davis and her daughter chloe yesterday. days was a teacher at brad bury heights elementary in capital heights. that's where molette green is. >> reporter: yes, you've got prince george's police on one hand, aaron, vowing to get to the bottom of this. find the motive and resolve this horrible case. and then on the other hand, you have this whole community, bradbury heights elementary,
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trying to come to grips with such a violent logs of a young teacher. a second grade teacher just in her first year in the classroom. after graduating from an elementary school, a local girl with so many ties. the parents of the students here say neshante davis cared so much for her students. police believe davis was on her way to drop her daughter chloe off at day care, just 2 years old. and then head off to work and school. when they found her next to her car in that townhouse community. her 2-year-old daughter inside that car found shot. witnesses describe hearing yelling and multiple gunshots. davis' sister, family members, clergy, people who love this family came together at that emotional prayer service last night. no doubt a very difficult day when school starts here at
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bradbury elementary heights elementary where davis had so much promise. that's latest. back to you. >> thank you. and concerns over accessible health care in the county to the state capitol. he wants lawmakers to know more money is needed especially where dimensions held care is closing a hospital. baker says he understands it was a business decision to make laurel regional hospital into an outpatient ambulatory care facility. but said he's committed to making sure residents get state-of-the-art care. public marijuana use will likely be legal in the district. right now, you can only grow and smoke marijuana at home. the majority of the d.c. council wants to allow some public use, but they're struggling with how to do that. they're also trying to avoid interference from the federal government. >> i think we're still in limbo land a bit. the reality is that congress has
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still put handcuffs on us in our ability to actually tax and regulate the way we should. >> task force members will be appointed by the mayor, d.c. council and the attorney general. they will report back to the council in four month zbloopts effects of blizzard 2016 are still being felt in the district. d.c.'s mayor did not enforce residents who did not clear their sidewalks, but businesses still have to pay up. 88 businesses were found in possible violation. 14 were fined. many faced their cars towed away during storms that allowed road crews to clear the snow. nearly 200 cars were towed in northwest. and 30 in northeast. wisconsin avenue and ninth street. it's been dubbed villa summit. they need to know what worked well and what needs improvement. officials in the county say vdot did a good job but inconsistent
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in the subdivisions. >> not having great response in gets routes to school shoveled. i know my kids, you know, did not have a path to walk to the bus. and that's dangerous for our kids to be out there. >> the board is inviting county staff, vdot and school officials to the summit on march 1st. no snow to deal with on this weather alert day, but we are talking about a lot of rain headed this way. >> and we're going to melt the snow. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is here. >> the heavy rain and flood threat increasing throughout today and tonight and lingering into tomorrow as well. the afteraffects of blizzard being felt after the last flake fell. i'm going to spit is it out here eventually. weather alert day. flood watches have been issued. heavy rain is possible today from lunchtime to dinnertime.
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use your nbc washington app. download it and stay up to date. there arecy wind advisory on top of the blue ridge mountains. winds could gust up to 50 miles per hour at higher elevatis. in and around town could see gusts 30 or 40 miles per hour. heavy rain and melting snow will lead to the main impact which is flooding. the creek out in martinsburg, west virginia. just isolated problems. it's this evening and lingering into tomorrow where we will have more widespread issues. primarily starting with the creeks and streams and ending up with larger rivers like the shenandoah and the potomac. highs today, upper 50s to low and mitt 60s. it's going to be really warm today, ahead of the rain threat. just a band of heavier rain moving through western west virginia now.
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the line of severe weather goes all the way down into the deep south. so if you're changing planes in atlanta today you could have signature flight delays at that major hub. here's the high resolution model updating hourly for you. mod result rain moving in after 9:00, 10:00 this morning. 11:00, there's that band of heavy rain moving into i-81 between 11:00 this morning and 1:00 this afternoon. by 2:00, 3:00, that heavy rain pushing through the metro. this may linger on to the evening commute as well. so plan on a big impact on the ride home from work and school later today. seven-day forecast, 63, breezy and heavy rain today. keeping an eye on flooding tonight into tomorrow. dry, quiet weather, friday, saturday, sunday. weekend looking good. monday and tuesday, another chance of what could be a rain/snow mix. traffic time, kim mccormick. >> we have a couple problems. northbound kenilworth avenue, route 50. the ramp to northbound 50 is blocked for a cleanup.
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if you're traveling northbound 210 out of oxon hill and indian head, the crash in the right lane getting by. all the crash scene and emergency equipment on the scene. just watch out for those delays as you're making your way towards the beltway. looking live at the jefferson bridge and memorial, things moving along nicely. no reports of any icing conditions around any of the viewing area so that is going to help you get to work today. and if you take metro, orange line, you're single-tracking box of an earlier problem on one of the rails. developing story this morning, small amounts of dna have been found after 12 marines were killed in a helicopter crash last month. the hawaii-based marines died when two helicopters crashed during nighttime training. marine corps officials say the families. identified marines have been told about this. no word how many have been identified. baltimore police are working to learn more about a university
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student's killing. they say gerald williams was stabbed in the groin on monday. he went to morgan state. the attack happened during a fight after the school beat its rival that night. >> it would appear that this was targeted, that they didn't know each other, apparently. >> according to police, the fight involved 16 to 20 people. morgan state is offering counseling for students. the university president gave the family condolences. there is growing concern about the zika virus with two new case where is the virus was sexually transmited. until now, it's widely believed you can only get that virus from a mosquito bite. the centers for disease control is trying to figure out how long the virus can remain active inside a person's system. zika is believed to cause severe birth defects. currently, there's no cure for
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that virus. i want to break this down more for you. four things to know about zika. this is not a new virus. in years past there have been outbreaks in south africa and asia. once infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections. one in five people infected with zika will actually get sick. the virus itself is not deadly. symptoms include a fever or crash or joint pain. symptoms begin two to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. joseph sharkey is accused of verbally assaulting a passenger on a jetblue flight from reagan national to jacksonville. that was on sunday. prosecutors say he also fought with flight attendants and tried to open an exit door during the flight. new this morning on the consumer watch. the consumer financial protection bureau is concerned
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you're getting a bad deal when it comes to your checking account. the agency says banks don't give you enough options. it also says they use inaccurate information to screen potential customers. a letter is going tout 25 large equivalent banks encouraging them to sell lower risk accounts to help keep from you overdrafting on your account. flood watches already in effect on this storm team 4 weather alert day. take a look at that line of storms moving from the west. chuck bell will let you know if you need to put out the sandbags. >> oh, we're so over this bad weather, right? let it be warm. >> clearing his name, why a d.c. teacher says he's still trying to do that despite being acquitted of sexual abuse charges. and with less than a week to go to the primaries, all eyes are on new hampshire so why is donald trump in
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storm team 4 is busy working for you on this weather alert day. >> a lot of you could see flooding today, news4's erika gonzalez is in virginia. we want to begin with chuck bell. what can we expect today, chuck? >> as you explained, heavier rain making a mess of things, starting at lunchtime through dinnertime. a weather alert day. have the washington app.
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download it. heavy rain and melting snow will lead to flooding concerns. flood watches have already been issued. they go through tonight and into tomorrow. heaviest rain, i've updated my timing box of new information. heaviest rain between 11:00 in the morning and 8:00 this evening. flood watches have been posted from the d.c. metro area, northbound from northern maryland and eastern west virginia. temperatures this morning, on your way out the door, mostly in the 40s so it's not cold. we'll meet the 60s later. total rainfall amounts today, half an inch to maybe an inch or more. it's the combination of rain and melting snow that has the flood concerns so high. school impact comes up in ten minutes. here's traffic with kim. >> there's no icing conditions. we're looking live at northbound i-295, headed into the district. those are the headlights you see coming up to the beltway around 11th street bridge. and northbound 210, be careful,
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we are that crash at old fort and right lane is only getting by. >> kim, thank you. 5:31 right now. the center of the political universe is shifting to new hampshire right now. presidential hopefuls are laying the groundwork, hoping to convince undecided voters. one candidate noticeably missing from the granite state today. donald trump. nbc's edward lawrence joining from us capitol hill. edward, let's start with the republicans. new hampshire really matters? >> aaron, new hampshire does matter. it's the smallest state, or one of the smallest states in the nation. it's now the center of the political world for the entire nation. you take a look at poll numbers now. we're actual seeing donald trump still leading the polls in new hampshire. he believes he's going to win at 30%. senator marco rubio coming in at 14%. chris christie at 12%. cruz, senator cruz, at 10%. that poll was taken from the iowa caucus. many believe that cruz will get
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a boost from the iowa caulk cushions. marco rubio surprised everybody finishing a very close third. almost beating donald trump there. still, trump told voters yesterday that he was the reason for the massive record voter turnout in iowa. reporting live in washington on capitol hill, edward lawrence. back to you. >> edward, let me ask you, while you're here, let's talk about the democrats. another nail-biter possibly. tomorrow night's msnbc debate. >> hillary clinton is not giving up box of double-digit leads that senator bernie sanders has there. you can see the latest poll. almost a 20 point lead that senator sanders has over hillary clinton. however, she decided to stay and fight it out. she wants to try and close that gap between primary day next week. she is going to try and put that in play. senator sanders says he actually got $3 million in donations from his moral victory in iowa.
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he was not the actual victor. that was given to hillary clinton. the moral victory, a virtual tie. he says 40% of that money coming in was from brand new donors. >> edward lawrence on the hill. thank you, sir. now, a little more what makes the new hampshire primary so unusual and so important. the state actually controls even fewer delegates than iowa. what it's voters do influence is the media attention and the money that gets pumped into the prospective winner's campaign. new hampshire has a history of spooking the front-runner, though, and conclusion a less widely supported nominee. now to the congressional races in maryland. david tron's campaign staff is shrinking. yesterday, he fired three people. tron said he called both
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candidates to apologize and he released a statement that says in part, everyone in my campaign understands that they are expected to meet the highest standard of behavior when acting on my behalf." today, you can say what you think about prince george's spending refuse few from the new mgm casino. the county's development council is holding a hearing at 7:00 tonight. the southern regional technology and recreation complex. the casino is scheduled to open in national harbor later this year. now to fairfax county where a teacher faces additional charges this morning. michael sweeney was first caught with a teenage girl in his car last september. now he facing charges of producing and possessing child pornography on top of soliciting a minor. sweeney was fired from walt whitman middle school in alexandria. this morning, a d.c. teacher is trying to repair his
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reputation after being acquitted. he was acquitted in a trial last week. the testimony of another student helped his case. a 10-year-old boy testified in ware's defense. his mother tells news4 in a statement, my son spoke because he said that his classmate was telling a story and that mr. ware was a good teacher and treated them all with kindness and respect." ware said as an openly gay man he remains troubled with what calls a sense of homophobia. >> other people have been telling me, hey, your orientation is in question here. it's not about what happened or was believed to have happened. 5:35 now, the silver spring transit center is up and running but now montgomery county needs more than $1 million to pay for legal fees. the project went over budget and now it's going to cost another $1.6 million. the additional money is going to be used to hire experts to
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pinpoint what caused the construction costs to increase. the county wants to find out who's at fault. what do you think of a gondola in georgetown? $70,000 in public money being used to fund a study on a proposed gondola system connecting roslyn and georgetown. now, some of you think that money could be spent on other projects, while others of you think it's a good idea. joe sternly, head of the district improvement said the gondola could move 5,000 people. >> the good thing is there's no waiting. there's a car waiting on you you get to the metro center in 3 1/2 money. >> study on the system is expected to be a year. >> a lot of tourists will want to take it, too. there might be lines, too. it's a storm team 4 weather day. this is one of the reasons why. you see that green, blue and
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yellow headed to the west? coming our way. will it pour on your kids walking to school? we'll have the answer. the flint water crisis taking center stage in d.c. what's expected to happen in a matter of hours. and a push for equal pay.
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a d.c. councilmember wants to close the wage gap even further. it proposes requiring things such as providing an equal wage for substantially similar work, and not just equal work. requiring employers to keep wage records and a change in the statute of limitations for discovery of wage discrimination. four other councilmembers have also signed on to this bill. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell coming up on 5:41 on a wednesday morning. rain intensity through the day. just showers outside this morning. but the roads are already wet. periods of light rain for the next couple of hours. by later this afternoon, heaviest rain likely between 11:00 in the morning in the shenandoah valley, up until 8:00 this evening. stay away from high and fast-moving water. bus stop weather. kids have your umbrellas ready to go. morning temperatures in the 40s. it's going to be a big push of
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warm air today. 63 degrees, our expected high. the record is only 66. we'll be within a couple degrees of the record. yes, indeed, kids, you need the raincoat, the big goulashes to make it throughout the day. the seven-day coming up with another chance of snow in the seven-day. beltway through tyson, mcclain, back through prince george's county, no reports of any problems. we still are that crash at old fort road. a single lynn get big. and if you're traveling on i-66 making your way from manassas to the beltway speeds are droppinging. same from quantico up to springfield. in your car, tune into wtop 105 fm for traffic updates on the 8s. police have managed to ticket the stolen car several times but can't track it down. a bizarre situation in silver spring a woman is dealing with and a story you'll only see on
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news4. and we're monitoring several
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now, at 5:45, if you're just waking up and turning on your tv, we want to let you know it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. >> take a look, you can see the rain on the left side of your screen move into the area if you look on the left side, folks are dealing with fog. and we're also seeing a big change in temperatures, right? >> absolutely right. this morning, temperatures are some 5 to 15 degrees warmer than yesterday. most important of all, everywhere is above freezing. at least ice is not as much of a concern as it was yesterday morning. we'll time out the arrival when the heavy rain gets to your house in a few minutes. >> as chuck said no ice. we do have a crash northbound 210, right road. making your way up towards the
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beltway. good morning, everyone, i'm erika gonzalez. chuck has been telling us all morning long about potential rain moving into the area later this afternoon. this is going to be the problem in a lot of places like alexandria already used to the flooding here. this is what we're seeing still on the streets. this is what could be the problem with snow still on the roadways. you've got about an inch of rain coming in today. that could also mean about an inch more with the snow melt. so this could make for some really dangerous flooding situations. crews working this morning to clear the storm drain inlet so that this is not such a hassle later this afternoon. but right now, just some very light sprinkles out here this morning. but you're definitely going to need the umbrella. and the rain suit this morning. for a lot of folks, crews working, make sure the drains are clear as the rain moves in this afternoon. live in old town, alex sand
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korea -- alexandria. we're getting new pictures, take a look of this, a small plane crash. we know three people have died. you can see the mangled or burned wreckage there. the plane lying on its roof. as of now, no reports what could have possibly caused this plane to go down. we'll bring you developments as they come in. aaron. angie, thank you. new details in a deadly hit-and-run in fairfax county last year. police sent us this picture. they say the white suv you see there is the suspect's car. the 69-year-old was killed in a crash on franconia road last november. we now know the name of a man shot and killed by a d.c. police officer. police say 36-year-old peter john ran from officers on clay
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terrace monday morning. he took out what appeared to be a real gun. officers shot and killed him. they found out later it was a bb gun. happying today, bill cosby back in a philadelphia courtroom. this is from yesterday as his attorneys tried to convince a judge to dismiss sex abuse charges against him. the judge is expected to decide today whether to take the case to trial. prosecutors accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in his pennsylvania home in 2004. >> today, new york real estate heir robert durst is expected in a courtroom. durst is also facing a first degree murder charge in los angeles, california. officials say he killed his friend crime writer susan berman at her home in 2000. he's yet to be arraigned in that case. it took nearly two decades halfway across the country but this morning, a man is facing
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charges in a young girl's death. officers arrested this man in kansas city, missouri. they say lloyd harris lived near where police found 15-year-old stacy hoffmaster's body in 1996. they say the detectives never stopped working this case. >> it's one of those cases that sticks with you. >> the new case came when new detectives took on the case with fresh eyes. the tebow bill is moving forward. the tebow bill allows home schooled children to participate in public school sports named for the former nfl and gator quarterback tim tebow who was home schooled and allowed to play for his local high school. a similar measure passed last year but vetoed by terry mccauliffe who said it created a double standard.


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