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>> in a grayish car. >> with four doors? >> yes. >> how were they dressed? >> black. blacktop, black hoodies. >> reporter: arlive court in the potomac springs section of montgomery county. police out looking for two men responsible for a day time home invasion. the victim, a couple who have lived in this neighborhood for decades. police say the man answered the door, and to men forced their way inside and ransacked the place. police say the robbers were inside the house about 15 minutes. police wouldn't say whether or not the couple was tied up. >> detectives are at the scene speaking to neighbors, speaking to the victims, trying to determine exactly what occurred during this home invasion robbery. >> reporter:s with this targeted or was it random? a neighbor told me she saw the two suspects try a home further down the street before the home invasion he
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police collected some evidence, including what apeferd to be a baseball bat. now, what happened here today has neighbors most upset. >> i am shocked really. i mean, from what i understand if it's a home invasion situation. it's a very safe neighborhood. >> reporter: now, the two suspects are still at large. police are here still trying to track them down. jim, back to you. >> pat collins. pat, thank you. a huge group of law enforcement officers turned out today to pay their respects to a fallen sheriff's deputy in maryland today. hundreds, including governor larry hogan, attended the funeral for senior deputy patrick dailey. he died earlier this month when a man shot him inside a horford county panera bread. dailey was a 30-year vet and also served as a volunteer firefighter. his casket was carried off on a fire truck. we'll have a report from that funeral in our next half hour.
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the status quo is unacceptable. it's unacceptable. it is costing lives and millions of district dollars in settlements to families who lost loved ones because we just didn't get it right. >> the district's new fire chief got an ear full today as members of the council and the public expressed frustration about how long it's taking to fix the city's emergency medical services. news4's mark segraves is outside the wilson building where the chief is still testifying. mark? >> reporter: hey, wendy. that's right. you know, this is the annual oversight hearing for the d.c. fire department and it had been scheduled for some time, but it took on new meaning last week when the fire department's medical director abruptly resigned and then her resignation went public. in that letter she said the culture of the fire department is toxic and the leadership is resistant to change. the district's fire and ems department has been plagued by slow and failed
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nine months ago mayor bowser brought in a new fire chief to fix it. chief gregory dean sat for hours today hearing from frustrated experts and council members. >> i am losing faith. >> where is our sense of urgency? >> every ems system has a file that they don't want to talk about, and that's the file of patients that would have been better off calling uber rather than 911. >> reporter: chief dean has insisted he's working to fik the problems and using a private ambulance service will go a long way. >> we never said we started off with a perfect system. we've said we have to do training. we said we have to buy time and that's why we asked for a third-party provider. >> reporter: the one witness council members were most interested to hear from was the former medical director who said her attempts to make improvements like increased testing and assessments of medical staff were blocked by the chief. >> we spent an inordinate amount of time talking about response ti w
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probably important for the time sensitive illnesses and that's about it. we spend a lot of time trying to adhere to a standard that has no basis in science. >> we believe that a third-party provider would be the bridge to allow us to be able to have time to do the training, to do our preventative maintenance. we've not moved off that. the council agreed to that. dr. saussy has changed her opinion and that's what we heard today. >> reporter: now, dr. saussy and other experts who testified today say that the one way to truly fix the ems responses here in the district is to allow the medical director, whoever the new medical director will be, to have the authority to change policy. coming up at 6:00, you're going to hear more from dr. saussy and from the fire chief, including the fire chief's response to her assertion that the fire chief is immune to grief. jim, back to you. >> all right, mark
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two men are facing murder charges in connection to a 25-year-old cold case. police arrested michael green and benito valdez in connection to a triple murder. this happened in 1991 along franklin street in northeast just off of rhode island avenue. we're told the victims curtis pixley, keith simmons, and samantha gillard had all been killed execution-style. >> we hope this provides some hope to the other families who have lost loved ones and who have open cases. we also hope that this will get the citizens who may have some information in some of those older cases to come forward. >> police tell us this case happened in a year where there were more than 400 homicides. they believe the motive may have been drug related. police are looking for a man who shot another man near a hotel in downtown silver spring. it happened just over the d.c. line near that travelodge off
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the victim got shot twice in the legs. investigators haven't released any details about the gunman, about you they do say they do not believe this case was random. there's a new safety concern tonight for metro. train doors have been opening on the wrong side of some trains. this happened at least three times in just the past two weeks. transportation reporter adam tuss broke this story on twitter today, and he joins us live from the smithsonian station where one of those recent incidents happened. adam? >> reporter: that's right, jim. these incidents happened between january 30th and february 9th, and in every one of these cases, the train operator made a mistake. january 30th at the smithsonian station, doors opened on the wrong side. >> they need to be more organized. >> reporter: february 9th at grosvenor, doors opened on the wrong side. >> i think it's a human error
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prince george's plaza, doors opened on the wrong side of the train. >> big lapse of judgment. >> reporter: in each one of the cases the operator mistakenly pressed the door button for the wrong side. if an operator opens the doors on the wrong side, not only does that present a safety hazard, but the operator is then required to stop the train, get out, walk around the entire train, make sure nothing has fallen out so that the train can proceed safely forward. these are some other recent pisc of doors opening on the wrong side snapped by operators. metro tells us operators open the doors 245,000 times on a typical work day. chief spokesperson dan stessel said when an action is repeated this frequently, the potential exists for muscle memory to take over. metrorail
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told to increase their monitoring of trains. coming up on news4 at 6:00, train operators are being told to pause at stations when they go in there. i'll tell you why the transit agency says that will help fix this problem. wendy, back to you. >> all right, adam tuss. president obama and the first lady will be paying their respects to justice antonin scalia at the supreme court on friday. the president will not attend justice scalia's funeral. scalia will be lying in repose in the supreme court throughout the day on friday and then a private ceremony is set for 9:30 in the morning for his funeral. vice president joe biden and his wife jill will attend that funeral. scalia died over the weekend at the age of 79. he joined the high court in 1986, was the longest serving justice. we're going to have live coverage of justice scalia's funeral on news4 today over the weekend. you can also find it live on the nbc washington app. and now to that fast-developing health story
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outbreak. doreen gentzler has been tracking this story. >> there is a lot happening on the zika virus story just about every day. there were at least two meetings today on zika, one with the heads of the centers for disease control and the national institutes for health. some of the news that came out of those meetings, the risk associated with the birth defect microcephaly in puerto rico is becoming a huge focus for the researchers now as they try to confirm that link between those two and identify when expectant mothers are at risk. zika is now affecting blood donations in this country. the food and drug administration came out with recommendations that blood donors returning from travel wait at least 28 days before donating blood, and that means travel to the caribbean, south central america are some of the areas affected. we understand that phase one
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being developed by the national institutes of health are expected to start at the end of this summer to early fall of this year. and the cdc now has 500 people on their staff focusing exclusively on the zika virus, learning more about it and how to prevent it. there have been at least 52 cases of the zika virus reported in this country now including cases in maryland, washington, d.c., and virginia. we'll keep you posted on the latest developments on the zika virus. as you said, the story is developing rapidly. jim? >> all right, doreen. thanks so much. storm team4 is looking ahead at a streak of some great weather days. >> but we have another shake up in what's already been a wild little winter, doug. >> of course we do. of course we do. you know, we talked about february being a very stormy month, and it's definitely been that so far. it looks like we could have another storm next week. but right now some pretty nice weather coming in.
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area, temperatures in the mid to upper 40s today. behind this though we're going to be a lot colder tomorrow. back to pittsburgh, only 34. 32 in state college. this is the cool air that will move in during the day tomorrow. tomorrow will be a cool day. colder tomorrow but a beautiful weekend. we're talking 50s and 60s for the weekend. that coming with some sunshine, maybe some sprinkles on sunday, but all in all a pretty good weekend. but, yes, tracking our next storm system. i'm going to break this down for you coming up at 5:25. we'll let you know what our thoughts are as we look to that storm next week. >> reporter: those yelps and cries for help came from a dog that fell through the ice at this lake here in reston. you can see it's ice covered in some parts but not thick enough to keep the weight of the dog on top. the dog went right through, anz as you saw in the video, rescuers had to respond. ahead on news4 at 5:00, you'll see what it took for them to get
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safely and save its life. plus the number of children who say they were sexually abused by that school aide in prince george's county is going up again tonight. we'll take a look at where the case stands now. oh, and it's going to be a bumpy ride thanks to the potholes, but can anything be done to protect your ride and save you money from them?
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i'm jackie bensen at the news4 live desk. breaking news just in. a grand jury in d.c. has just returned an indictment on daron wint, the man accused in the terrible murders of four people in northwest d.c. last may. what we can tell you is that wint has been in custody since may. police say he entered the home in northwest d.c., seized and kidnapped four people inside it, stole $40,000, and then murdered the victims and set fire to the home. after responding to reports of the fire, authorities discovered the bodies of four people. now, in today's indictment, wint was indicted on a count of 12 counts
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aggravating circumstances, and that is very significant in terms of the sentence. four counts of first-degree murder while armed in the course of a kidnapping. four counts of first-degree murder while armed in the course of a burglary. four counts of first-degree premeditated murder essentially the result of the grand jury indictment will set up a situation that if wint is found guilty by a jury, he could face a maximum of life imprisonment without the possibility of release on each of the 12 charges he was indicted on today and each of the murder charges carries a mandatory minimum prison term of 30 years. so returned just a short time ago by a d.c. grand jury, an indictment against daron wint, the man charged in the mansion murders in northwest d.c. last may. a long list of charges against him. if he is found guilty, he will
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his life. back to you. >> jackie, thanks. well, less than two weeks after the arrest of a volunteer aide at a prince george's county elementary, arrested on charges of producing child porn, the number of alleged victims has now gone up once again. news4's chris lawrence is here with that. >> is far 17 children have come forward to say they were the victims of deonte carraway and the investigation is far from over. police tweeted out an update today. investigators say they're still conducting interviews but their primary concern is providing support to the victims. carraway is facing nearly a dozen counts of felony child pornography as well as sex abuse charges. this case came to light two weeks ago when an uncle found a pornographic image on his nephew's phone. carraway was arrested the next day, on february 5th. police say he confessed to making pornographic videos while working at judge sylvania woods elementary school. avenues school aide and directed
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by february 8th, police had identified ten victims in the case. the youngest only 9 years old and the oldest 13. on february 10th the first victim's family filed a lawsuit claiming they alerted the principal to what happened and she did nothing about it. that was the same time police identified an 11th victim. and by the next day another victim came forward and a second lawsuit was filed. this one against the principal and the school board in prince george's county. over the past weekend the number of victims rose to 16 and the scope of the alleged abuse expanded. police say carraway victimized one of the children at a church in bowie where he directed the youth choir. and just today we learned of at 17th victim. investigators are telling us aside from the school and the church, carraway produced child pornography at the glenarden municipal center and the theresa banks memorial aquatics center. right now he's held in jail on $1 million bond.
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>> chris lawrence, thank you. a new kind of awareness training would teach your ouds to recognize and reject sexual abuse. aaron's law teaches personal body awareness. maryland is now considering that bill. the curriculum would teach children the differences between safe and unsafe touching and safe and unsafe secrets. they would also be taught to tell someone if they're being abused. my favorite story. a fairfax county dog warm and dry this evening after a dramatic lake rescue that was caught on video, and that video has gotten thousands of views on facebook just in the last few hours. and our northern virginia reporter david culver is live in reston where all of this happened, and he met the first responders who pulled off this great rescue. david? >> reporter: yeah, we sure did, wendy. you see behind me, that's lake thoreau a
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looks like it's coated with ice. i'll toss the stone on there. it holds up pretty well except for if you weigh a certain amount over that. stone really doesn't weigh all that much but the canine angel we met today what's 79 pounds and realized he could fall right through that ice and did into that water. the desperate cries for help as first responders head their way to angel, the dog trapped in icy waters. >> i heard the dog and we stopped and i said that's a distress call. >> reporter: christina evans could hear the wimpers ewhimpe got her child ready for school. she rushed out to the porch. >> i saw the dog, called 911, and eight minutes later fairfax county was here. >> we have one dog approximately ten feet, accessible to personnel. >> reporter: the first responders at fire station 25
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their mustang water suits a necessity for this mission. >> we had to go down a bank that had snow on it and go down there and the dog was about in the middle of the canal. >> we saw the dag wog was half the water, half out, clinging to ice. >> reporter: the video shows the first responders doing just that, trudging through the cold, muddy, icy lake. neighbors tried to reassure angel. at last, the firefighters and medics grabbed the dog and carried it back to the shore. >> you grab him and he doesn't know what's going on. he's just scared, of course, we grabbed him and we were all stuck so i had to pass him off and we started passing him off to the sea wall. we got him up. >> christina watched a dramatic transformation in just a matter of minutes. >> one minute they can be fearful, the next minute they're fine and safe and it scampered away. >> reporter: not the only icy water rescue here in northern
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you about one in neighboring loudoun county that left two firefighters injured. >> oh, my goodness. >> beautiful to watch but tough to hear those yelps. great story. we'll see you at 6:00. they are cashing out on the largest lottery jackpot in american history. we'll introduce you to the couple that really struck to lucky. and d.c. is willing to put money in your pocket if you let them use your security camera. and a college student from prince george's county dies after suffering heat stroke. now the fami
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. and now your storm team4 forecast. >> and we finally have some nice weather to talk about in our storm team4 forecast. out there today a pretty nice afternoon. most of the area into the mid-40s across the region. even the upper 40s. our average high this time of year was 48 and that's exactly where we were a little bit earlier. now coming down just a bit. 46 under partly to mostly cloudy skies. winds out of the north at 10-mile-per-hour. the sun goes down in the next 10 to 15 minutes. temperaturewise, 39 in frederick. 39 in gaithersburg. 48 in fredericksburg. so you notice we are cooling to the north and we will continue to do so so watch out. there could be another refreeze. that is expected this time of. >>er to get below freezing. storm team4 radar is dry for the most part. it will stay that way through the next couple days.
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through. notice the cloud cover around our region. here is the next storm that is going to affect the area. it's up toward the north. it will bring in cooler air during the day tomorrow. we are anticipating tomorrow to be about five to ten degrees cooler and with that we'll start off lower. 30 degrees in the city. 27 leesburg. down to 29 in culpeper. once again we are going to be seeing some slick spots early tomorrow morning, some icy patches. we saw a few accidents this morning. hopefully we don't see that repeat during the day tomorrow. the impact forecast tomorrow, on the low side. a low impact on your day. it will be chilly but we're good for that. we can dress for that, no problem. lots of sunshine, just a little on the chilly side. high temperatures in the low to mid-30s. let's talk about the next storm chance. everybody is talking about it already. here is the thing, we've got warm air out ahead of the next storm and it doesn't come on shore in the pacific until saturday or into sunday. that's why we really don't even know exactly what will happen
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comes onshore we'll have a much better view. what we expect it to do is dive down to the south. by doing so it will pick up a ton of moisture out of the gulf of mexico, try to bring down cold air associated with it, too. once again we're very warm at the onset of the storm. that tells me right now i'm expecting most of it to be on the rainy side. it will bring in colder air maybe ending in snow in parts of the region. the pattern is right for a storm. is it a rainstorm or a snowstorm? way too early to tell. lots of time to watch. if anybody out there is telling you we're going to see a foot of snow next week, do not listen at all. now, of course, we will have much more on this over the next couple days. we will continue to revise this forecast. 39 degrees tomorrow. 42 on friday. and look at the weekend. saturday and sunday, beautiful 63 on saturday. 60 on sunday. yeah, it's hands in pockets type weather because nothing is going on this weekend. >> nice. >> we love it. thank you, doug. >> sweater weather. apple is
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government and it's a battle over a locked phone at the center of a terrorism case. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news4, a former prince george's county school board member accused of ripping off the school system has her first day in court. donald trump is at a rally in south carolina today. we just learned that a new poll is bumping him out of first place. what's that all about? stay with news4 at 5:00 and
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. an emotional day for thousands of law enforcement officers. they gathered to say good-bye to a brother in blue. >> today was the funeral for deputy patrick dailey, one of the two horford county officers killed in the line of duty last week. kim dacey has our story. >> harford county is direct. february 10th, 2016. >> reporter: officially the end of watch for horford county senior deputy patrick dailey, remembered as a dedicated officer of the law, caring person, and a humble man. but to his sons brian and tyler, he's just dad. >> i'm going to miss him. i'm going to miss going hiking with him. going up to gettysburg all the
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i'll miss falling through the lake. he was always there for me and for my brother. he was the definition of a true -- of a good father. >> reporter: thousands of law enforcement officers from around the region came out to pay their final respects wednesday. at the forefront the horford county sheriff's department mourning the death of one of their own. >> to be sure we are heart broken. however, our agency is not, cannot, and will not be broken. >> reporter: deputy dailey is 30-year veteran of the force and a role model for so many young deputies like sergeant patrick vetrone. >> pat was the type of deputy we all strived to be. >> reporter: and it was with honor he gave the ultimate sacrifice dyingin
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duty. >> patrick dailey has the eternal gratitude of a state that will be forever in his debt. ♪ >> reporter: the sentiment of the day can be summed up simply by brian dailey. >> i'm going to miss you, dad. i love you. >> mark logsdon was the other deputy killed that day. there will be visitation services for him tomorrow and friday. his funeral will be held on saturday. the family of a college football player who died of heat stroke after practicing, they're now suing his school. according requesting the daily record," the family of marquis meadows filed suit against morgan state arguing his death could have been prevented. meadows died in 2014 two weeks after losing consciousness during a team woshth. an attorney for the family says the athletic staff failed to recognize and treat his symptoms. new tonight at 5:00, donald trump
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ground in the race for the white house. a new poll out by nbc news and "the wall street journal" released within the last 30 minutes shows trump now trailing ted cruz around the country in this poll. cruz is the first choice of 28% of republican primary voters while trump gets 26%. these live pictures of trump at an event in south carolina right now. that poll conducted after the last debate on saturday is a significant change from last month when trump held a 13-point lead over cruz. well, apple locked in a fierce battle with the feds over the iphone that was used by one of the san bernardino shooters. a judge ordered the company to help the fbi unlock that phone, but apple's ceo says that move could put your privacy at risk. nbc news justice correspondent is here to describe this. >> reporter:
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if you have an iphone, you know how it works. you have to type in a code to unlock the phone. this involves a phone that was found in actually the mother's car of syed farouq, one of the san bernardino shooters, and the fbi says they can't get into it. they want to know if it was used by syed farouq. they want to know whether it has information on it about whether other people were involved, whether they had other targets in mind but they can't open it because they don't know the code. now, here is the issue. iphones have a built-in feature that if you wrongly type in the code more than ten times, you're looking at that right now, the phone automatically scrambles the contents and they're lost forever. the fbi can't sit there and keep guessing. so what they want to do is they bant apple to put new software, plug a device into the software and change that security feature, defeat it so apple can then plug in a computer which will keep entering numbers until it hits on the right combination.
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opening the phone. apple says we don't have that software. they don't deny they can't do it. that's one interesting note. apple used to say if we got a court order we can't unlock a phone if you don't tell us the number, you the customer. now they're saying, well, maybe we could but we shouldn't have to. >> pete, could they do it just for this one case or if they create this, would it be for all phones out there or is there a chance that somebody else could get their hands on this code? >> that's precisely apple's point. apple says there's no good for one ride only ticket. that if they create this software, in essence scrambling the software in the phone, they're creating a master key and they say if it got into the wrong hands, it could be used by hackers. now, with he have to say one other thing here that apple isn't saying. apple sells its phones all over the world. they're worried if they sell phones in china or russia that that government might say we want you to open the phones here, too. >> how come the government doesn't have the ability with
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>> because it involves changing the actual operating system of the iphone which is proprietary to apple. only apple can do this. apple says we haven't done it yet and we shouldn't have to, and they also -- apple says the government doesn't have the legal authority to force them to do it and that's what the courts will have to decide. >> pete williams, thanks so much. we'll see you tonight on "nightly news." and in our flash survey we asked you thought the government was going too far in asking apple to do this. acovereding to our survey, most of you are siding with the government in this case. they're the lucky ones. a couple in florida came forward to claim the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. how they were able to keep this big secret for weeks. >> it's a whopper. and news4 is working to save you some money. we have some tax breaks you don't want to miss, including credits and deductibles people often
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our wednesday's child this week is a young girl we've introduced you to before. i met deshell a year and a half ago during a drumming lesson. hi. >> well, hello. >> i want you to meet my friend deshell. >> he had written out a few beats for her to begin with. showed her how to hold the drum sticks and with just a
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tries, she was pounding out a beat never having played drums before. as a foster child, she's had no family to encourage music or special lessons of any kind. what do you think you'd like to be when you grow up? >> a pediatrician. >> so you would like to be a doctor taking care of children. how did you make that decision? >> well, i saw how my mom used to take care of us, so i love children. >> she came into care because her mom passed away, and the other family members were not in a position to care for her. >> reporter: when asked what would make her happy, she had an interesting wish. >> i would like to go to kansas. >> reporter: to kansas? kansas? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: why? >> because it's like "the wizard of oz." >> she remembered dorothy clicked her heels to go back to a place where people loved her. >> she wants to be adopted and be a member of a family she can call her own.
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str sticks given to her, deshell may find herself behind some drums some day singing "somewhere over the rainbow" at home. and the home would be full of -- >> love. >> reporter: that's the most important thing, isn't it? you have room in your home and your heart for deshell or another child who is waiting, call our adoption hotline. the number is 1-88-to adopt me or search wednesday's child on >> she has a sweet child and she's a lovely child. fingers crossed. >> thank you, barbara. well, even the pope, yes, the pope, can lose his cool. >> find out what he said to an eager follower that got a little too close for comfort. plus, a woman who was supposed to be an education leader is in court tonight accused of stealing free lunch for her children.
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a former prince george's county school board member on trial today for free lunch fraud. she's accused of enrolling her daughter in a free lunch program even though she made as much as $90,000. county bureau chief tracee wilkins is outside the courthouse in upper marlboro tonight where the first witnesses took the stand today.
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tracee? >> reporter: after years of allegedly doing this, she only encountered about $1,300 in money that she wasn't supposed to, and according to the state and the defense, they were saying, you know, this is a lot of money for us to have a trial for but the state's attorney is saying that this is about defrauding folks when you're in a power position. when children can't afford school lunch, the government will provide. state prosecutors say former prince george's county school board member lynn mundey took advantage of that while she was making well over $70,000 a year. mundy's welfare fraud and theft trial got under way in prince george's county court. according to state prosecutors, for four years mundey applied for free and reduced lunch. qualification is based on income and family size. state prosecutors say mundey used an invalid food stamp case number to qualify although she was actually making more than $70,000. mundey was appointed to
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board by rushern baker. she stepped down before the accusation s were made public. she was an employee for the government accountability office. that federal office searches for fraud within government agencies. mundey and four other gao employees were discovered defrauding the prince george's lunch program when the agency performed its own internal audit. it's important to note that mundey did pay back the $1,300 that she used in this alleged defrauding scam, but according to the prince george's county courts, they still wanted to go forward with this case. coming up on news4 at 6:00, we heard some testimony that sheds a little light on how this and other cases that are very similar were allowed to happen. reporting live in upper marlboro, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >> tracee, thanks. d.c. residents who put up private security cameras outside their homes or businesses can now get some cash back. mayor muriel bowser announced that she'd launched the private security camera initiative today.
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the purchase and installation and registration of those cameras. d.c. police can then request the footage if a crime occurs. residents who put up the cameras can get between $200 and $500 back in rebates. well, you don't have to go far to come across a pothole. they're opening up all over the dmv, and according to aaa all of those potholes add up to big bucks in car repairs. the agency says americans spend $15 billion repairing their cars, everything from punctures tires to suspension damage because of potholes. we posted resources if you want to report an issue in your area or find out if you're eligible for reimbursement. open our nbc washington app and search potholes. >> and because it's all v.j. and doug's fault, they will change your tires for you. you have a nice day to do anything outdoors. >> a nice couple days. >> exactly. that's the thing. we have to get out and enjoy the next couple days because what
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are tracking what looks like a storm system for next week. it's not even going to come to the west coast until the tail end of the weekend. a lot of uncertainty but we'll tell you what we know now and where there is still a lot of uncertainty. let's talk about your evening first. more icy patches will be setting up, but not until late this evening. about 10:00, 11:00 or so the temperatures in some of the suburbs start to dip down into the low and mid-30s across the area. you can see our temperature at 7:00, 42 degrees. we're down to 40 degrees by 8:00. radar is dry across the area. next time we see anything showing up on storm team4 radar, the weekend where there might be a sprinkle or two around the area. 30 in d.c. 30 down 301. everywhere there could be especially the second aesh roads and the neighborhood roads, even the sidewalks as we get that refreeze overnight a few icy patches to deal with. yeah, i know, but t
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weekend. as you will see in just a moment. bus stop forecast, 30 degrees the kids all bundled up to chilly conditions with temperatures moving into the upper 30s between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. so out the door, yeah, the kids are going to need the coat, the hat, the gloves even. because our temperatures for tomorrow afternoon will be some ten degrees lower than today. now, you can see our sky, a lot of sunshine expected tomorrow. at least we're not going to get the clouds. by the time we get to the lunchtime hour, temperatures get up to 36 degrees. we're at 38. mostly sunny skill at 5:00 and then there will be clouds moving in late. 35 your temperature at 8:00 tomorrow evening. so a nice, good looking day coming our way tomorrow. but just on the chilly side and then we warm way up this weekend. on saturday, take a look. there's your change. noon to 1:00 from the 50s to 60 degrees. last time we had a 60 degree day was at the beginning of the month. a taste of spring where we're just about a month away from the spring equinox. great
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more on the weather system, what's going to be moving in. it's been an active winter for us. you can see a lot of snow. our rate of being frustrated is really going to be moving up to high, but right now it's looking more likely that a storm system tuesday, wednesday, into thursday. on tuesday it's looking like mainly rain with a fairly warm ground. and then colder for wednesday where we might, might have to shovel some snow. again, days out so keep it tuned to news4 and don't forget to download the nbc washington app. >> thanks, v.j. for more than a month the world was looking for them. >> and today the secret winners of that record-setting $1.5 billion powerball jackpot came out of hiding to claim their prize. this florida couple claimed their lump sum. they're one of the winners of $328 million before taxes. i don't care what your bracket is, that's still pretty sizable after taxes. only lastee
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their own family that they were multigazillionair multigazillionaires. >> that was hard. really hard. especially when everyone was saying, you know, did you win? do you know who won? no. >> well, the first day i arrived late to work, they all suspected i won. so i had to say i didn't purchase a ticket. so i didn't lie. >> david plans to buy a truck. maureen plans to get a massage. >> wow. >> that's pretty thrifty. come on, folks. live it up. come on. go crazy. hey, are you hoping to get more money back from the irs this year? >> maybe you're looking to reduce what you owe. you might be eligible for some tax breaks you might not know about. >> susan hogan has four of them often overlooked. >> reporter: you may not know it but you're probably eligible for tax breaks you haven't even considered. >> people have the idea the tax breaks are
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fund managers but over the years congress has enacted dozens of tax breaks, deductions, and kraeds. >> sandra block is with kiplinger personal finance. she says it's easy to overlook money that may qualify for a tax credit. let's start with child care. it's expensive and you're likely paying for it as you're trying to make a living. >> if you have children under age 1 and you pay someone to watch them and you enroll them in some kind of child care program, this is definitely something that can reduce your cost of paying someone to take care of your children. >> tax breaks aren't just for young kids. you have children in college? tax break number two helps those families. it's called the american opportunity credit. you may be able to claim a credit up to $2,500 for each student. block says the credit is eligible for tuition and related expenses. >> they're good for all four years your child is in college, undergrad, and it's a very
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people don't take. >> reporter: and if you, yourself, are in college on a student loan, you may qualify for a tax deduction of up to $2,500. homeowners, listen up. if you refinanced your home and took cash out, then used the money to make some home improvements, that interest on that money is deductible. and if you work from home. >> you may be qualified to reduce the cost of that office. >> it's good for homeowners and renters if you itemize. finally tax break number four. if you're saving for retirement, you can lessen your tax bill or you can get a bigger refund. >> certainly anything related to retirement, there's so many credits and deductions available to you. >> reporter: for example, contributions to your 401(k) are made with pretax dollars. the amount of your taxable income will be less the more you put away for retirement. so it pays to save. >> people think they can't
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but remember that once you factor in the tax savings, maybe you don't need to put as much aside. >> and let's face it, taxes are so confusing. so we have posted these tax breaks and more on our nbc washington app. there you can find the forms you need to take advantage of them. just search tax breaks. back to you. >> great. thanks, susan. up next, the pope finds a way to get some anxious followers to chill out. kathleen matthews: too many nights, i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die
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let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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well, they may just need to calm down there. people in mexico so eger to interact with the pope. one nearly knocked him over, and the pope got angry and said don't be selfish to that person. at the same time organizers on the loud speakers told the crowd to back off. well, you might be familiar with those commercials that run on tv, men claiming they've reclaimed their youth through the use of testosterone. >> but a new study says the therapy appears to work as advertised. as er as. >> i have low testosterone. >> reporter: the commercials for testosterone treatment address men hoping to regain an old spark. >> with less energy, modiness, and a low sex drive, i had to do something. >> reporter: the number of testosterone prescriptions went to counter low t has soared over the past decade without much evidence they helped. >> the issue of
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color. >> reporter: until now. a new study of nearly 800 older men finds a year of replacement therapy can improve sexual function, boost mood, and relieve symptoms of depression. >> the results of this trial apply only to men who are over 65 and have definitely low testosterone concentrations. >> reporter: testosterone levels decrease naturally as men age leading to a loss in energy, sex drive, even weakened muscles and bone. men's health experts say hormone therapy is not the only solution. >> always try to lose weight, exercise, get better sleep, and you have a higher chance of having a normal testosterone naturally. >> reporter: researchers found no negative side effects in this trial but the food and drug administration previously warned testosterone therapy may increase the risk for heart attacks and stroke. upcoming studies will look at the possible effects on bone
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health, brain function, amenemi and health disease. right now at 6:00, we're following several breaking stories. within the last hour a grand jury has handed up an indictment against the man accused of the northwest d.c. mansion murders. the new information we just learned. maryland state police are flying right now over a neighborhood in rockville looking for two masked men who are suspected of breaking into a house, tying up an elderly man who lives there, and ransacking that house. we're hearing from that man's son. a division 2016 surprise. a brand new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll just released this hour has front-runner donald trump now falling behind. and i'm tracking a couple things out there, some colder air tomorrow, some beautiful weather coming up for the weeks, a and then the potential for another storm. we'll talk about it in our forecast. we begin with thatak


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