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police chase. second out -- check out this video as a california highway patrol officer spots a dog on the loose. the four legged fugitive went scampering down the bay bridge this morning. the officer scooped it up and brought it back to the office. if nobody claims the little guy, the pup goes up for adoption. the washington monument is back open. the landmark had been closed since friday after people got stuck in the elevator. expect more roller coaster temperatures and high winds at times in the coming days. amelia will the timing of that coming up. is a man knocked unconscious taken to the hospital last night from the
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high winds causing major damage in our area. one man in bethesda knocked unconscious by falling debris after a huge tree came crashing through his roof and as news 4 derek ward shows us, the family is thankful that everybody is okay, but now the clean-up begins. >> reporter: we joined beth sinclair on a tour of this beshe is -- bethesda home.
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far side of the bed and we were both awakened when stuff was falling. i'm bumped up. he was actually unconscious and stuck under stuff. >> reporter: she dug her husband out and got him to the hospital. when she came home from the hospital, the true gravity sunk in. >> our bedroom is upstairs and all of this is shoved down into here. my husband's i watch was on the couch this morning. >> high winds of 60 miles per hour toppled the tree at 2:00 a.m. backyard, it took out the corner of the house. it wasn't a good year for poplar trees. we spoke to one resident by telephone. >> i always hated that it was there and now thank god for that it kept that poplar from crashing thro a
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wires. >> her neighbor is feeling lucky too. >> a big tree like that is always a concern. you never know which direction the wind is blowing. >> all over the area, unbelievable damage. this tree came down on this parked car in northeast d.c. as utility crews set about assessing the damage and nobody feels more fortunate than the sinclairs. their daughter sums it up. >> if i didn't see my father with my own eyes, i wouldn't have known how both of them walk out of the house. >> my goodness and to think there are scenes like that all over the area. you can open our nbc washington app for more pictures of the damage in this area. just search "wind damage." thankfully for the upcoming workweek winds that strong aren't in the forecast. as i mentioned earlier we're going
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blustery conditions at time right into next weekend. tomorrow, it will be breezy and it will be moderate forecast today. there will be some rain. we'll start off with sunshine. clouds increase and mild tomorrow. temperatures tomorrow near 70 degrees in some locations. here's the timing of the rain with future weather. notice at 8:00 a.m. we're dry. you knee the sunday glasses as you take the kids back to school after spring break. by noon, you notice more clouds and 2:00, rain moves in from the north. notice how at 2:00 p.m. it's in the district already. montgomery and fairfax counties. prince george's county as well. by 5:00 p.m., future weather bringing rain into southern maryland and further back to the north, mainly dry. once we head into the later evening and overnight hours, clouds clear out. winds increase. temperatures plummet. a story
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to say. that's what happened last night and that's what will happen tomorrow night and on thursday night as well. the morning commute looks just fine. if you walk to work, comfortably cool. maybe a light jacket. heading up to baltimore for the orioles opener, a delay is possible. i think they will get the game in just fine. outdoor exercise tomorrow looking okay. best to do so during the morning or midday hours or later in the evening to avoid showers and you can always download our nbc washington app to track our rain. temperatures right now range from 48 in frederick and down to 49 in fred driksburg. tomorrow, we'll start off around 40s. clouds quickly build in. temperatures warm up quickly. by noon we're in the mid 60s. 68 diagnosis at 3:00. at that point showers move in. our high tomorrow is
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around 60. after that, temperatures plummet potentially below 32 for just about everybody. a freeze watch posted for monday night through tuesday morning. if you have sensitive plants, cover them or bring them indoors. tuesday, high temperature only around 50. it's 15 ggs below our normal high. breezy as well. plenty of sunshine. high of 57 on wednesday. 63 on thursday. rain looking likely. lingering showers on friday. 53 on friday. only 48 for a high next saturday. at least we'll be at 60 on sunday. just when we thought we could get rid of the heavy coats, think again. the wizard playoff hopes get clped out in l.a.
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this is the xfinity sports desk brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. ♪ ♪ >> well, the wizards were holding out hope but this trip was not in it. >> the season was over a long time ago. the guys couldn't get it together. the injuries. guys being out. they never jelled together this entire season as a team.
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trip would either make or break the wizard playoff chances and as it turns out they have been completely broken. with five games remaining on the schedule after today's loss, the clippers sit 3 1/2 games back in that final playoff spot. barring some type of miracle, this season all but over for the whiz kids. blake griffin playing his first game since christmas with the clippers. he's been out with the broken hand and a quad tear. the alley-oop. he finished the game with six points. the clippers love seeing him back in the lineup. later on, wizards not going away. that's otto porter jr with the three. he knocks it down. scored 14 points. the wizards are within three. later in the game, that's a mismatch, chris paul takes them to school. later on, wall knocking down three. they get three late in the game. chris paul, the ra
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nice pump-fake there. gets wall in the air and he knocks down the three to pretty much sale the game. high 27 points. 12 assists. clippers beat the wizards, final score 114-109. over to college basketball. the national championship is set. the only number one seed left, north carolina, punching their ticket by in the knocking off syracuse last night. they rolled past the orange 83-66. they are one win away from their sixth title in school history. for syracuse who made an unexpected run at the final four, this loss is hard to take but the orange proud of what they accomplished this season. >> obviously, it's tough right now. but i'm so proud of these guys. i mean, coming into the tournament, we weren't even supposed to be in there, and we kept battling and fighting and we were down on so many games throughout this tournament, and you got to give credit to north
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have had to play perfect and we just didn't. >> the tar heels will take on the villanova while cats will make their first trip to the big dance. nova shooting 71% from the field for the largest margin of victory in final four history. the head coach jay wright can't help but be impressed. >> we had one of those games, we made every shot. end the shot clock shots. we threw up and went in. so it was just simply one of those nights. >> we were ready to step up for each other. that's really what we did. we were so dialed in mentally. >> the national championship game will take place tomorrow night in houston. let's talk some baseball before we get out of here. it was opening day for a few teams across the big leagues. the nationals, their opening day will take place tomorrow in atlanta
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of noise this off season especially in comparison to the year before. max scherser is now just another veteran pitcher in the nationals clubhouse. >> i think it feels different because i'm realizing how much older than i am than the young guys. you got 23 years old who barely even know the o.j. trial even happened. that's the stuff i'm dealing with. >> he's a heck of a guy and heck of a competitor and i was warned from the beginning to look in one eye or the other, and, know, don't look at both of them, i was told. soiz so i've tried to make a conscience shus effort. >> he has one eye that's black and one that's blue. pittsburgh now. nothing says opening day l
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degrees and windy. pirates and cardinals. francisco lariano doesn't mind the weather. molina gets caught looking out. six shut-out ings of work for lariano. how about this, the first rib major database rbi. final score, 4-1. let's head out to the track now the stb 500 in martinsville. if you can't keep your car off the wall, fifth place, lap 220, hamlin in the 11 car loses control and goes into the barrier right here. too much damage for him to continue. he heads to the garage. his dayered ended early. meanwhile, kyle busch leading for more than 550 of 300 laps. sweep in
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amadiene. thank you, sir. that about does it this evening. stay tuned nightly news is coming up next and we will see you again for news 4 at 11:00. until then, good night, everybody. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can.
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. 45 million people across a wide swath of the midwest and the east coast will tell you it certainly did not feel like spring today. temperatures were 10 to 25 degrees below normal. snow dusted flowers, and gusting winds downed power lines and led to deaths in massachusetts. morgan radford starts us off in newark, new jersey. >> reporter: devastating winds and blinding snow. toppling trees, tearing down homes, and ripping through power lines. >> at first i thought well maybe like a tornado came through. >> reporter: tonight, thousands of homes without electricity as the first in a series of fast-moving, low pressure systems known as clippers move across the midwest and into the northeast, bringing winds of up to 66 miles per hour, leaving piles of snow in
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michigan receiving almost 10 inches, wisconsin, 7, new york, 9. an unlikely sight for spring. bringing winds so powerful, they're uprooting trees, crushing cars and homes across the country. >> i started screaming and yelling, oh, my god. >> reporter: in massachusetts, two people killed today after a tree fell on their car, trapping them inside. in indiana, winds blew down a concrete wall holding a chipotle sign, crushing this car right after the owner climbed inside. >> by the time i could even like react and stop my truck, a second later i see a guy getting out of that car. >> reporter: bystanders pulling him to safety, calling it a miracle. meanwhile, an ohio family dazed. >> it was a real shock to see it come down. >> reporter: their 60-year-old heirloom tree slammed to the ground. in new york, this empty house blown over in queens. neighbors in new jersey scrambling to clean up the damage. >> probably one of the most severe
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encountered. >> reporter: because spring could still be a long ways away. 100,000 residents across 25 states still without power tonight. crews out in full force cleaning up debris like this. this massive tree slamming into the side of this home here in new jersey where 29,000 people are still in the dark. kate. >> morgan radford tonight, thank you. a harrowing experience today for passengers on an amtrak train outside philadelphia when the train rammed into a work vehicle on the tracks. sarah dal off has our report. >> reporter: passengers on board am track's palmetto train 89 describe a fireball. >> there were some people pretty bloody because it was an explosion. we got off track and it was like a big explosion. then it was a fire. >> reporter: 15-year-old linton holmes was traveling to north carolina to visit his father. >> then the windows bursted out, and some people were cut up. >> reporter: officials say just after 8:00 this morning, the train, traveling from new york to
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the tracks outside philadelphia. two people were killed. >> we now have our second doa located at the impact site of the backhoe. >> reporter: stephanie boroughs snapped these photos after getting off the train. she says passengers went up in the air on impact. >> it was such a harsh thud. it was boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: the 341 passengers and seven employees were evacuated to a nearby church. nearly three dozen were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. service between new york and philadelphia was suspended today along the northeast corridor, one of the nation's busiest stretches of track. >> most of our team has arrived on scene, and we will be looking at mechanical operations, signal, track, human performance, and survival factors. >> reporter: this isn't the first deadly am track accident in the last year. last may, a train traveling through philadelphia derailed, killing eight people and
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that crash is still being investigated. as passengers and their families wait to find out what happened this time, many tried to make sense of this latest tragedy. >> my heart just dropped. i pray for the other families who suffered the loss. i can't imagine it. >> reporter: sarah doll off, nbc news. when "nightly news" continues on this sunday night, we'll take a look at a bold and controversial idea. legal medically ♪ controversial idea. legal medically ♪ ♪ for your retirement, you want to celebrate the little things, because they're big to you. and that is why you invest. the best returns aren't just measured in dollars. td ameritrade®. you both have a perfect driperfect.ord. no tickets. no accidents.
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it is a radical approach to the growing heroin epidemic. a site where medically supervised heroin injection is allowed. here's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: jody iverson was once a figure skater who dreamt of competing. now she searches for heroin every day. >> it can get nasty sometimes. >> reporter: and when she scores, she comes through these doors, as she's done over 8,000 times. inside, she shoots up under medical supervision, given clean needles and a spoon. if she overdoses, a medical professional will step in. >> you lose yourself. the drugs isolate you from your family. they isolate you from your friends. >> reporter: this is insight, north america's only legal heroin injection center in vancouver, canada. it's an effort to get addicts off the street and into treatment, now being considered in cities across the united states. >> what we're proposing is an entirely new appro
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health instead of criminal justice. >> reporter: in ithaca, new york, the mayor is stirring up controversy in a similar proposal. opponents argue it sends the wrong message. it's also illegal. >> nobody has to tell me that drugs are bad, you know. my father was an addict. it ruined his health. it ruined his life, and it nearly broke our family. >> reporter: the mayor pointing to vancouver's radical decrease in deaths from overdose, dropping 35% near the insite center. in seattle, the county sheriff is also open to a similar program. while seattle talk show host jason rantz says it's a form of enabling. >> the problem i have is it might normalize the behavior. it's almost like this coddling behavior where we want to say it's okay, it's okay, it's okay. it's not okay. you're killing yourself. >> reporter: the latest numbers from the cdc show heroin killed more than 10,000 people in the u.s. in 2014. opioid
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1999. meanwhile addiction counselors across the country want detrox centers first. its basic treatment missing in many small communities. >> in our work, not having detox is like having a hospital without an e.r. >> reporter: jody tells us she has been it detox. you think people have this honor lives saved. >> yes, definitely. >> reporter: while relapse is a constant struggle, she hopes to stay alive long enough to some day finally be clean. >> there's still that hope that you can get better. and i still have hope. >> reporter: gadi schwartz, nbc news, vancouver. and that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. i'm kate snow. i'll see you tomorrow on
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