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what we're continuing to watch is air off to the west. if i can bring up these temperatures for you. currently 39 back towards columbus, ohio. it's 51 here in d.c., but, again, some extremely cold air making its way our way. as a matter of fact, not just cold, but we're talking record-breaking temperatures potentially early on sunday morning. that would mean record lows across our region. i'm going to have them for new a minute, guys. i'll have them for you in 15 minutes. we'll talk much more about the forecast coming up in a minute too. it's so cold, my computer broke. >> thank you, doug. a daycare worker in prince george's county is charged with the murder of a baby that was in her care. this is 9-month-old savannah wright. her mother dropped her off at the daycare one morning but never got to see her baby open her eyes again. news4's chris gordon is live in oxon hill with what police say happened inside that daycare. >> reporter: police say it happened here at the home of beatrice manning in oxon
for 14 years she ran a daycare service out of that yellow house with the brick trim. now, the death of the baby girl occurred here last december. she was arrested this tuesday because police have been waiting for the autopsy report. not one answered the door at the home daycare center today. 43-year-old beatrice manning is being held without bond at the prince george's county jail charged with first-degree murder, assault, and child abuse. this neighbor was shocked to learn the news. >> wow. >> reporter: did you ever hear any yelling or anger or -- >> no. that's what -- i never heard nothing like that. she just had the kids. she always smiling or walking with them and stuff but nothing like that, no. >> reporter: investigators say 9-month-old savannah wright of temple hills was dropped off the morning of december 2nd at about 7:00 a.m. >> 11:00 beatrice manning called 911 saying s
unresponsive and lethargic. she was transported to the hospital. by 5:30 that night our investigators were notified that she had brain injury. unfortunately, two days later on december 4th, savannah passed away. >> reporter: police waited for the autopsy before arresting manning this week. the d.c. medical examiner ruled the cause of death was blunt force injury to the head and the manner of death was homicide. investigators say savannah's injuries occurred while in beatrice manning's care. >> i watched her personally. i saw the love that she had for the children that she cared for. i admired her as a daycare worker, but i believe that according to our system, our government system, everybody is innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: ahead, how could this have happened? first-degree murder requires intent to kill. could beatrice manning have been capable of premeditated murder? we'll have that part of the
at 6:00. that's the latest live tonight in oxon hill. back to you. >> all right. beautiful little baby. thank you, chris. unlicensed daycare operators could face serious prison time in virginia if a child is hurt or killed while in their care. governor terry mcauliffe signed a new measure today making it a felony punishable up to ten years. previously prosecutors could only charge illegal operators with a misdemeanor. this bill came after a toddler died when a blaze broke out at his home daycare in 2014. and next week the head of metro will be on capitol hill as the transit agency faces scrutiny over its safety concerns. the head of the house oversight committee called for general manager paul wiedefeld to testify on wednesday. this comes after that unprecedented shutdown of the entire system for 24 hours for emergency track inspections. developing tonight on news4 at 5:00, a teenager is at the hospital recovering fr
stabbing just steps from a metro station. it happened around 1:30 here on rhode island avenue near the rhode island avenue station. police tell us a large group of people were fighting. also in the district, police charged a driver accused of hitting and killing a man walking near thomas circle. this happened along mass ave in northwest d.c. they believe roshonda josephs may have been under the influence when she hit a man overnight. the car hit him when he walked into the street between two parked cars. we're working to learn the name of the victim. police say he was drunk, he was speeding, and he lost control of his car crashing it and killing two of his friends. today a young man from montgomery county took responsibility for that accident that forever changed the lives of so many. news4's meagan fitzgerald is live in rockville tonight with this story. meagan? >> reporter: yeah, wendy. samuel ellis stood before a judge, as you mentioned. he took responsibility for the th
also graduated from wootton high school behind us. he pled guilty to two charges of manslaughter with a motor vehicle. but as prosecutors put it, this wasn't a win for anybody. these are the images many in montgomery county won't forget, the results of drinking, speeding, and driving. police say 19-year-old samuel ellis was drunk on the night of june 25th after he and his friends left a party in north potomac. he lost control of his car wounding one passenger and killing calvin li and friend alexander murk. nearly ten months later, murk and ellis' family were in court when he took a plea bargain pleading guilty to two counts of manslaughter by a motor vehicle. >> this is very serious to us and there were no favors given or any kind of plea bargain, if you will, for this. it was a plea to the straight -- the top line charges. >> reporter: prosecutors say ellis was remorseful as he answered the judge's questions about thel
driving drunk. a decision that killed two recent wootton high school graduates and could send a third to prison for up to 20 years. >> it was a tragic incident that happened, and, you know, it certainly is reflected in what seemed to be the remorse of this young man coming forward and taking responsibility for his actions. >> reporter: now, ellis will be sentenced on june 3rd. we did reach out to his attorney, and he said, quote, sam has accepted full responsibility and says that he is very remorseful. coming up at 6:00, we spoke with parents who have students that go to wootton high school. they talk about how this tragic event has really shaken their community and changed their lives. jim? >> meagan, thank you. a virginia mother is facing child neglect charges tonight. she's accused of intentionally leaving her young son outside at night in the cold. bureau chief julie carey is live in kingstown in fairfax
julie, there's another twist to this story. >> reporter: yeah, tell you about that in just a minute. it was a concerned neighbor in the kingstown community that called police last night to report that a little boy very much in distress seemed to be locked out of his house in the cold. now his mother charged with felony child neglect, and here is that twist. we've learned she is a teacher at a nearby elementary school. now, this is the mug shot taken last night at the fairfax county adult detention center. she's identified as 31-year-old julia brant. she was jailed last night after police came to her townhouse to investigate that neighbor's call around 10:25 p.m. brant's 10-year-old son we're told had been left on a second story deck that has no access to the ground, no steps leading from that deck. when police knocked on the townhouse door they say a 12-year-old sister answered. she had her 10-year-old brother at her side by that time wrapped in a blanket. police eventually had to go inside to find julia
asked her some questions, they did, indeed, decide to file that child neglect charge. they say conditions last night put that little boy in danger. >> complainant was reporting that the child -- the 10-year-old male that was in the rear of the deck of the house appeared to be scared. he was crying and he was knocking on the door of the residence. the temperature was somewhere around the mid-40s during the day. >> reporter: now, julia brant is a third grade teacher at nearby lane elementary school. coming up on news4 at 6:00, i'm tell what you the fairfax public school district plans to do after learning of these charges. back to you now in the studio. >> julie carey. thanks, jules. cracked windshields, exposed wires, braking problems. those are just a few of the major safety concerns surrounding the d.c. circulator bus system. a third-party audit
our news partners at wtop found that 95% of the buses that were inspected had at least one major safety issue. that audit happened in august. the drivers say they're still seeing these issues. >> we have situations where the buses, i'll be driving down the street and the doors open up on their own. we call in, and they'll tell us to ride the bus to the end of the line using the front doors only. >> the d.c. council has an oversight hearing to discuss these issues with the circulator system, and in our next half hour we're going to talk with the wtop reporter who broke the story to find out what is being done. 30 minutes ago the irs announced it anticipates that its headquarters here on constitution avenue will reopen on monday. as you will recall, the building has been closed since monday afternoon of this week when a blaze sparked in a transformer in the basement. it damaged the air handling system forcing the agency
the irs says if it's unable to open the building monday morning, it will let employees know by 6:00 sunday night. now to the race for the white house. the democrats have a contest tomorrow in wyoming, but their focus remains in new york as the republicans battle for unpledged delegates. ted cruz will be in colorado tomorrow to try and lock down delegates he hopes will help him stop donald trump at the convention this summer. today trump met with his inner circle, including new hire paul manafort who has advised gop campaigns since ronald reagan. meanwhile, bernie sanders is walking back his comments about whether hillary clinton is qualified to be president. >> on her worst day she will be -- she would be an infinitely better president than either of the republican candidates. >> john kasich has a town hall tonight in syracuse, new york, after an earlier appearance in connecticut. next up for both parties, the
it's on the 19th. he carjacked an ambulance, went on a wild ride through prince george's county, and then killed a father in a crash. well, today that driver learned his fate and spoke directly to the victim's children in court. plus, we've got a story of generosity and gratitude after a local teenager gets new wheels thanks to a school community that stepped in to help this student in need. and a little later, a farewell to a young man who had a bright future at largo high school, and it all came to an end on a metro platform. wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they
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to carjacking an ambulance while drunk and causing a deadly accident while behind the wheel. news4's pat lawson muse joins us now with details. pat? >> jim, police say sebastian isaksen had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he caused an awful wreck just before christmas of 2014. today he learned he'll spend the next 16 years in prison. during the sentencing hearing, isaksen turned to the family of
crash, and addressed them directly. isaksen said he will be forever sorry and he takes full responsibility for his actions. prosecutors say he stole the ambulance that stopped to help him after he rear-ended a car on the beltway. the victim's sons say the sentence provides them little relief. >> got two little girls at home that, you know, really revered their granddad and, you know, it just hurts that they're not going to be able to grow up and know him. >> a very kind-hearted person who was just minding his own business and this tragic accident took his life. >> the sentence included 40 years with 24 of those years suspended. that means if isaksen violates his probation after he's released he could have to serve the entire sentence. well, we have the weekend upon us, but it is not going to be a good time to work in the yard or anything like that. because it's going to be a little bit cold out there. >> just at
that's why we're calling tomorrow a weather alert day here. it's all because of the cold, the wind, and, guys, some areas could even see some snow tomorrow. this is the first week of april, second week of april actually, and we're talking about the potential for a little light snow. take a look outside right now. we're dealing with a mix of sun and clouds today. temperatures around 53 degrees. winds out of the northwest at 10 miles an hour. so it's a cool day, but, again, it's been rather breezy. winds gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. look at the rest of the area. only 48 in martinsburg. 46 in winchester. 51 towards baltimore. so very cold for this time of year. 10 to 15 degrees below average today. tomorrow we'll be close to 20 degrees below average and it will feel even colder than that. nothing on the radar. we are all clear and we're going to stay that way. as we look towards what's going on back to the west, this is where i'm watching right now. see this system spinning? it's coming right out of canada. as we all know, our cold air also comes right out of canada and it will bring that cold air with it.
that will try to move through first and then it really brings in the cold for the day tomorrow. let's show you what's happening on future weather. not much going on but watch what happens, by early tomorrow morning, this is 5:00 a.m. in the morning. notice rain and snow developing across our region, and i do think it will be snowing around gaithersburg, around frederick, damascus, maybe back to leesburg. that's at 5:00. d.c. south and east, all rain for you. no problems there. but notice at 6:30 around gaithersburg, over to aspen hill, over towards columbia, maryland, up towards frederick, i would not be surprised to see a coating maybe on the trees, maybe on your cars, not on the roadways. roads are going to be fine, but maybe a coating here early tomorrow morning, and then wet get a little bit of a break. maybe some sunshine coming in but this is when the winds start to kick in. the system itself moves back across our region. look at baltimore all the way up to philadelphia, possible snow during the afternoon tomorrow. so if you're making that drive, heads up. again, i-95 should be fine but we'll watch out for that.
coming in across the rest of the area. so we will see some scattered showers activity tomorrow and, again, could mix with snow. here is 7:00. notice a couple snow showers in through parts of the region. now, future windchill also going to be a big issue. windchill around noon, close to 40 degrees d.c. with 35 in gaithersburg. but as the winds really kick in, notice the windchills going down. 35 in manassas. 31 in gaithersburg. 27 for our windchill in baltimore. 28 in annapolis. a really incredibly cold day. by sunday morning windchills in the teens. what to wear tomorrow? well, this guy has the right idea. it's the coat, it's the hat, but it's also the blankets. why the blankets? for many of us, our kids are going to have games tomorrow. my kids have baseball and soccer games tomorrow. bring the blanket. you will thank me later. that blanket will really help to keep the wind off you. sunday a little better, highs in the upper 40s with sunshine, a little less wind. so a better day but still quite cold. 64 on monday. 62 with shower activity on
tuesday. and 29 degrees early sunday morning. that is one degree shy of a record low temperature. so we're talking about near record cold. that's just how cold it is for this time of year. did doug leave you feeling all cold? this story is going to warm you up. look at this sweet guy. we first met watkins mill high school student last fall when his classmates rallied around him. they needed to raise money for a new wheelchair. melissa mollet was there for the big reveal. >> reporter: it's a story of love, friendship, and generosity. you can't forget his smile. you can't help but feel his gratitude. at today's pep rally at watkinsville, high school, he shared that gratitude with hundreds of his friends that helped make this happen. >> i want to say thank you. >> he has sir bral palsy. when he came here from kenya six years ago, he
chair at all. his father would carry him from class to class. he got a chair but eventually started to outgrow it. it was so run down, so uncomfortable, his classmates and teacher, matt johnson, did something, raising more than $32,000 thanks to a massive go fund me and social media campaign #chairforebra. >> i really did not see how this whole community would embrace it and rally around him. it's just amazing. >> reporter: now a new customized power chair. it took months of design and testing to get it just right. a 3-d cushion molded to his body. it's a chair he can control with his head movements. today as he rolled onto the track, cheers and happiness. >> were you nervous? >> no. >> reporter: a huge moment in ebra life for his independence, for his is confidence. >> huge moment in his life. i think he will remember this forever. this chair will last him many years and it will allow him the opportunity to go out in
services to go to a possible job or a placement for, you know, some type of service all on his own. very incredible. >> reporter: the only thing you need to see to know these kids made all the difference is ebra's smile. >> it's awesome. >> we raised $32,000. >> i'm thankful for that. >> reporter: in gaithersburg, melissa mollet, news4. >> and the fund-raiser continues. students are hoping to raise more money for the family so they can get a medical van to help -- and also help with ebra's medical expenses. to learn more about where you can donate, open the nbc washington app. search wheelchair. we have a link to ebra's go fund me page there. >> that's a big embrace from watkinsville. d.c.'s mayor is taking social media by storm. the new way she wants to stay connected with you. plus, an embezzlement scheme and a shopping spree on qvc. pis
credit union for an addiction. >> and a developing story that involves the murder of a college freshman. police explain how tips helped capture the suspect and there was this
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media, d.c. mayor muriel bowser ranks high among mayors who tweet. that's according to a marketing group development counselors international. say that a lot. now bowser and her team are also on snapchat. bowser's first story was about her visit to nats park yesterday for the season opener, and then she snapped by the moment she gave bryce harper the key to the city. and a friendly reminder, you can follow nbc washington on snapchat for behind the scenes access and extended coverage of big events. well, the city of brotherly love showing a lot of love for the 2016 ncaa champs. hundreds of cheering fans lined the streets. i'd say it's more like thousands looking at this, of philadelphia to celebrates the wildcats' victory. villanova closed today so the fans could attend this parade. the wildcats improbable run was capped off by the
jumper. an mit microbiology ph.d. student is making science fun and bringing his innovative methods to our region. tyler dewitt paid a visadvicvis harmony hills elementary. he hasn't turned 30 yet but he's already figured out what professors twice his age couldn't, he's getting students excited about science. >> now, there are people in this photo, there are people on the lawn, but you can't see them. let me show you a picture of the same area on the day that president obama was inaugurated. isn't that crazy? >> yes. >> well, it help that is dewitt is a former high school teacher and talked to the kids as part of the usa science and engineering festival that will run and be held here at the washington convention center april 16th and 17th.
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your son was amazing. your son was incredible, and your son was wonderful. thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach your child. >> powerful moment there. teachers, classmates, friends, and family gathering to say a final good-bye to a murdered 15-year-old. >> that teenager, davonte washington, was shot and killed for no apparent reason while he was just sitting with his family at the deanwood metro station on easter weekend. >> as news4's derrick ward reports now, a horse drawn hearse took him to his final resting place in maryland. >> reporter: a final good-bye to a young victim of a crime that the community struggles to understand. >> there's hurt and there's pain and there's suffering. >> reporter: davonte washington was just 15 years old out with his mother and sisters to get a haircut the day before easter. they were at the
thr tro station when he was shot and killed. the accused gunman a 17-year-old that he apparently did not know. >> this makes no sense. he was not in the middle of those things that you would say, you know, perhaps that the should have happened. he was minding his business. >> the teen accused of shooting washington awaits a court appearance later this month. he faces a second-degree murder charge. teachers at largo high school described washington as a respectful young man with a bright future, a future cut short. his english teacher, antoine washington. >> your son was amazing, your son was incredible, and your son was wonderful. thank you for allowing me the opportunity to teach your child. >> reporter: davonte washington was enrolled in largo high school's junior rotc program. some of his classmates were visibly shaken at the loss and they turned out in force to honor washington helping him on his last trip to national cemete cemetery. atth
on how he died but to celebrate his life, to try to live as he had over his 15 years. a kind and respectful young man. that, loved ones said, would be the most fitting way to remember this life cut short. >> we will not let davonte's name go in vain. i promise you. >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. he spent the last 33 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. now a virginia man is free after dna evidence exonerated him. keith howard walked out of a correctional center this morning. he shook hands with the guards on his way out. harwood was charged with killing a newport news man, raping the man's wife back in 1982. he was a sailor stationed close to the victim's home. the virginia supreme court recently ruled new dna tests prove he's innocent and tossed out his convictions. today he talked about the toll his prison sentence has taken.
this is my parents. it killed them. it devastated them. i could get depressed. i could be medicated. i could, you know, do all kind of stuff, but i didn't choose to do that, you know, because i knew i was right. >> harward says he's going now to move to north carolina where other relatives live and try to adjust to life on the outside. we have some cold weather upon us, and it is not going away anytime soon and there is even some snow in the forecast for some of our parts around here. >> just a wild ride. here we go again taking another dip. our temperatures the upcoming weekend will be some 20 degrees below average and probably feel, doug, 30 degrees below average. >> that's why tomorrow we're calling a weather alert day. it's not the fact this is dangerous combed or even the fact this is a big storm coming in, but it will have such an impact on the weekend. you walk outside tomorrow morning and it's like whoa. >> there's a calendar from last year. you can see las
already around 70 degrees so -- i know, what are you going to do? let's take a look at what we can expect here. first tomorrow again, weather alert day. we still have cold, chilly conditions coming our way on sunday. here is the freeze warning. starts at midnight and it runs right through up until 9:00 a.m. saturday. so it's frederick, just around gaithersburg, leesburg, manassas, culpeper, on to the court and west with the freezing temperatures and the freeze watch already saturday night early sunday morning. so low temperatures. early tomorrow 39 degrees in d.c. 37 laplata and freezing around gaithersburg with windchill readings that will feel like we're in the 20s and low 30s. we'll have more on the other thing, it's going to look a little like winter. we'll show you and tell you when we could have some light snow coming through. >> quick question first. sounds like you and doug are both working tomorrow. >> weather alert day. >> yeah, sure, sure. doug is shaking his head.
going to want to come in. >> other way, other way. >> it's a little system. >> all righty. she managed a credit union in virginia and she pocketed money from the teller drawer as part of a $1 million embezzlement scheme and then she used the money to fuel a shopping addiction. a news4 i-team report first revealed her story in december. scott macfarlane is in the newsroom with new details as this woman learns her punishment today. scott? >> donna jennings managed the winchester community federal credit union and she took money from it too. through a decade-long embezzlement scene. today jennings was sentenced to a 4 1/2 year prison term in federal prison and her attorney tells news4 she was an addicted shopper and spent $600,000 buying items from the qvc home shopping channel. prosecutors say jennings embezzled more than $1 million total by taking cash, creating
money from bogus accounts she created. our i-team report in december found report regards saying her team contributed to the closure of the credit union and its merger with a neighboring agency. donna jennings, expected to report to federal prison in the coming weeks and she's ld ordal ordered to make restitution and pay back $1 million. >> scott macfarlane, thank you. georgetown university falling victim to a cyber attack but the school insists student and employee information is safe. the university says its firewalls were able to keep hackers out last week. they tell us this is in no way linked to that one against the medstar, georgetown university's clinic partner. she sent an e-mail out to the school community to remind everyone to be mindful of opening attachments. marriott clears a major hurdle in its bid to become the world's largest hotel chai
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civic leader alma brown has died. she was the wife of president bill clinton's commerce secretary ron brown. she advocated for vulnerable children and women in the children and she served as the board vice chairman for the national urban leave. alma brown's death comes 20 years to the day that her husband died in a plane crash while on a trade mission to croatia. she was 76 years old. police have arrested a homeless 17-year-old who they say killed that university of texas student. har rue haruka weiser. calls helped officers connect the dots and they arrested the killer at a homeless
overnight. the police chief says it's too soon to determine the motive. >> to murder a young woman just is not part of my dna and thankfully it's not part of most people's dna. >> haruka's parents thanked everyone for helping their family find justice. a former peanut company executive who doctored lab results and shipped salmonella-tainted peanut butter does not have to pay money to the victims' families. that ruling today from a federal judge. stuart parnell and three co-defendants spared from paying restitution to corporate customers and their families who fell ill or died. the outbreak was back in 2008 and '09 causing hundreds of illnesses and nine deaths. hor knell is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence. dead birds, two dozen of them, found in fairfax county today. animal control trying to figure out what killed them. animal control officers spotted the birds this morning in the area of avian parkway and lee
jackson memory highway. they believe the birds are european starlings. it will be cold enough to turn the heat back on. meteorologist doug kammerer and myself looking at those temperatures. freezing for early saturday and especially sunday morning and i'll show you who could see some snow showers. plus, if it feels like winter around here now, well, folks, students in montgomery county may have flashbacks of the blizzard snow days because it's about to come back to haunt them. >> coming up on news4, one of these business owners tells us what they're trying to do in the county
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less than an hour ago, 12 strip clubs in prince george's county had to close up shop. this comes after a year-long battle between the county and the businesses over their locations. prince george's county bureau chietracee wilkins broke this story and she talked to the business owners who say the county has ulterior motives. >> reporter: they feel like they're being pushed out of the county. businesses like this one as of 5:00 p.m. can no longer offer adult entertainment legally. >> they bankrupt you. i'm bankrupt. i'm broke. >> reporter: for a year now daniel irving has been fighting the county to keep his adult entertainment businesses running. >> that's the whole idea to try to bankrupt you. it exhausts all your funds in legal fees. >> reporter: as of 5:00 p.m., 12 clubs operating as strip clubs must stop by court and county order. that's a lot of money lost for
irving who had two clubs on the list. daniel says changes in county zoning law have made it hard for him and others strip club owners to operate. >> cease and desist letters were sent to the 12 establishments not to close their doors, but to stop providing adult entertainment. >> reporter: the adult entert n entertainment business yields millions in prince george's county and irving believes the county is making room for patrons to spend money on new businesses coming. >> i think it has a lot to do with the mgm. >> reporter: the international casino moving to national harbor has not addressed an interest in adult entertainment but irving believes their venues may end up competing for the same dollars. >> it's definitely about competition. >> i don't know what the two would have to do with the other. >> reporter: county permit spokesperson susan hubbard says that's not the case. e'
we're just asking me move to an appropriate zone. >> reporter: why not go some place else if it's so hard to do business in the county. >> i'm definitely trying. >> this dance club has been here for decades but according to permit spokesmen, outdated zoning laws have allowed this to happen. it's literally right across the street from a church and there there is a community also right across the street as well. they're hoping that with these new rules and regulations, this kind of setup won't exist anymore in the county. coming up on news4 at 6:00, what the next steps could be for these business owners. >> thanks, tracee. and also some changes coming to the trash collection in prince george's county. the county will cut back on trash collection to just one day a week. rushern baker says it will save 6 million bucks. it begins on may 2nd but you
postcards about the change and here is some good news. you're going to get a bigger trash bin. >> that is good news. thanks to all those snow days, students in montgomery county will be in school longer this year. this winter students had six snow somedadays but there are o four makeup days built in into the calendar. so school officials asked the state to waive the two extra days but the state rejected that request. a statement reads, the state granted a two-day waiver for prince george's county's making their school year 178 days. we are simply asking for the same treatment. those snow days are fun when they happen but i think they call this payback now, v.j. >> i'm glad i'm not in high school anymore for many reasons. >> but we're still -- we're not talking snow snow. >> the conversational kind of thing you take a photo of and put it on social media. >> look what imi am seeing out
of the cars and roofs mainly across northern maryland, frederick, mt. airy, up that way. really this is the type of event that's going to have everyone impacted with the low temperatures, the cold, the wind. so get ready to adjust your thermostat for the whole weekend. here we go. you're really going to notice it early tomorrow morning when you get up. temperature at 7:00 a.m., 39. we have 41 at 9:00 a.m. there will be a little bit of rain and even snow mix falling during that time. it seems as though we have a little glitch on the weather system. stick with me here. 42 degrees. we have wind across the area. windy conditions at 11:00 a.m., and then the wind is really going to start to increase and as the wind increases, that's when we're going to have lower windchill readings coming our way. here we go. it's all from the weather front. you can see it in areas of illinois making its way through ohio already. that systems
what we're going to be feeling and dealing with all weekend long. we'll get that cold in the form of light snow showers. warrenton around 66. leesburg, hagerstown, frederick. that's at 4:00 a.m. then it pushes right over us at 7:00 a.m. i-83, up i-95, 70, 270. the biggest impact where we could see the snow is in the early part of the day up until about 9:00 a.m. after that through the midday hours i really think that those will be more like wet snowflakes mixing in with the light rain showers that will come through up until about 5:00, maybe 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. then we'll clear out rather rapidly. the highest winds will be during the afternoon showers. the weather tomorrow will have a high impact on the day as it will feel and look a lot like winter. temperatures tomorrow in the 40s but don't be fooled because with the wind it's going to feel like we're 30 to 35 degrees. the winds will allow the trees to sway and maybe some of the tiles could be blown off area
our way with more sunshine on sunday and i really think sunday is going to be absolutely the best day out of the weekend. close to 50 with less wind, but, again, rather raw and you'll need the gloves, the hat, everything including the blanket if you're going out on saturday. for monday, tuesday, 64, 62. next weekend looking like we'll be much milder, maybe 60s and around 70s. we've got more on that coming up on news4 at 6:00. >> that's more like it. v.j., thanks a lot. the word on the street in alexandria, the city can target the worst roads for the first repairs thanks to a high-tech survey van. you may notice this van driving through city streets even into neighborhoods. it's using video cameras, laser sensors, gps, and other devices to gather information on road conditions. >> it gives us an objective scoring system that allows us to basically prioritize streets not based on area, need, traffic loads. basically on conditions. so we can actually address streets that are in the worst condition and
the head of the schedule. >> this high-tech van saves a lot of time and man hours trying to assess roads manually. seven months after an audit found some serious safety concerns with that very popular fleet of d.c. circulator buses, the operators say they are still encountering problems and joining us now is wtop's max smith who first broke this story. okay, the audit is seven months ago. how serious are the problems and why haven't they been fixed? >> seven months ago the problems were very serious. only 2 out of 49 buses in the system, 7 buses were out for repairs, but only 2 were actually able to go on the streets if you follow the actual protocols. so 95% had at least one problem that would take them completely out of service if the proper protocols were followed. >> wow. >> i did get a follow-up audit for today which for some reason they wouldn't give us yesterday. the follow-up audit says some of those problems at least are on the path to being fixe
are they still circulating? >> yeah, and that's something the union representing drivers has raised. they say they did their own survey of some of the buses informally just last week and there were still some of these problems that if this were metrobuses or a bus say on a new york city transit system, that those buses would be taken from service not necessarily because they are definitely dangerous, but because they could be dangerous and need to be checked. problems like brakes. in the august audit a windshield was cracked and that bus was in service until they said what are you guys doing? the company involved said they're fixing that. circulator is run through a complicated private partnership through d.c. and then through metro and then through this private company which says they've brought in new management and are trying to make some changes. >> max smith, thank you very much. from our partner at wtop. >> thanks for having me. it's a sign of the times. big changes in d.c. police union leadership. we'll tell you what they did that has never been done before. more than
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don't match their birth jenders. critics say it discriminates against people who are gay, bisexual, and transgender. springsteen released a statement saying he could no longer play that show. as states pass laws seen as unfriendly to the gay community, the d.c. police union just elected the first openly gay leader. >> i have always been the police. >> reporter: for the next two years at least matt mahl won't be patrolling the police of d.c. he'll be heading up the police union. next week will mark 12 years on the force for mahl, much of that time spent working as a liaison between the gay community and the police department. >> was very well liked and worked very well with the community according to the activists that i speak to all the time. they liked him
>> reporter: lou has been covering crime and politics in the district for 30 years focusing on issues facing the gay community. >> to have an openly gay person actually elected as head of the union, a police union, because it shows the rank and file are supporting him. >> reporter: he says the gay community will feel mahl's move off of the streets as a bit of a loss. >> i think so tom to some degre. >> we have a clean grasp on how to handle and work with the lgbt community. >> reporter: mahl says he will still be a resource for the gay community, only now it will be as head of the police union. in the district, mark segraves, news4. right now at 6:00, a teen owns up to the tragic crash that killed two of his friends. >> it certainly is reflected in what seemed to be the remorse of this young man coming forward a
his actions. called on my congress. why metro is about to be the talk of capitol hill. seriously, i have been called a lot of things over the years, but unqualified has not been one of them. >> the sanders' camp admits his rival may, in fact, be qualified for the white house, but why he says that is not enough. we begin this hour with a warning for your weekend. a major plummet in temperatures that may force you to reconsider some of your springtime plans. >> you're looking at a live picture of union station right now. you can see from the flag that the winds there are starting to pick up. >> storm team4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer tracking some of those huge changes to our weather. >> yeah, guys. normally if this was january, we'd be just talking about another winter day, but, of course, this is springtime. the second week of april, and we're talking near record-breaking temperatures as far as low temperatures go overnight tomorrow night, and really all day tomorrows
here is what's going on. back to the west, only in the 40s, and this is what we're going to be dealing with tomorrow. it's 53 right now in d.c. 56 in richmond. notice where the warmer air is, just to the east of the blue ridge. colder air off to the west. a freeze warning in effect for area along the blue ridge. tomorrow night we get a whole lot colder out there and as we move on through, what we're going to be seeing in the next couple day s, well, it's cold and then it's cold and then it's more cold. tomorrow and sunday will really be cold afternoons. windchills in the 20s and 30s all day tomorrow and, yes, we could even see some snow with this and some areas may even get a little bit of a dusting or a coating on april 9th, kind of hard to believe we're talking about the chance for some snow. i'll break it down for you, show you who has the best chance and when we may see some warmer weather. >> thank you, doug. to presidential politics now. democratic candidates appear to be making