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personnel spread out on the beltway investigating that crash. a little over an hour ago we broke the news to you on the nbc washington app and to give you an idea of how big of an impact it's having on commuters, take a look at our first 4 traffic map. it's showing us how much of the beltway is jammed up as people start to make their way home. >> tracee wilkins has just arrived on the scene. tracee, what have you learned and what's the scene there right now? >> reporter: well, right now you can see what's happening right here on the outer loop of the beltway. it is completely empty here. it is shut down at this point because of this accident that's under investigation and expected to be under investigation for some time. a maryland state trooper, it appears, was rear-ended by another vehicle. that trooper was critically injured, has been transported to the hospital where he is in stable condition. from what we understand at this po
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this trooper sustained. it appears to us that this trooper was helping a vehicle on the side of the road when somehow he was rathear-ended or hurt by another vehicle on the roadway but again you can see here what's going on with this investigation. maryland state troopers have it shut down here. if you try to get on to the outer loop of the beltway from 450, you're going to be directed around that ramp. they have it closed down to keep traffic from coming here. if you take a look behind us, you can see that the beltway on the outer loop around 450 is completely shut down and could be like this for some time. as maryland state troopers conduct their investigation to try and find out exactly what led to this crash. i'm tracee wilkins. we're reporting live here on the beltway. back to you all in the studio. >> see, we understand the trooper was taken to shock trauma. do we know any more about his condition? >> reporter: we don't know anything more other than that he suffer
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>> all righty. tracee wilkins live on the scene in lanham. live pictures on the beltway at 450, annapolis road. >> a lot of folks are going to be praying for that trooper right now. we have more breaking news, this one involving metro. a blue line train got stuck in a tunnel underneath the potomac river. the train was near the rosslyn station. >> all people on board are now safe and they're on their way. there have been no injuries reported. metro says there's a mechanical issue that it's been dealing with the train. the train has now been moved. transportation reporter adam tuss will have an update in a few minutes. "first at 4," a man with alzheimer's vanished during a pick income at a park in prince george's county years ago and it was nearly a month before police found his body. >> now his family is suing his assisted living facility for negligence and wrongful death. news4's kristin wright has details. >> reporter: today
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for mr. fits's family announced a lawsuit at his office. they want the assisted living home where he lived to be held responsible for his death. >> mr. fingerprints was living at woodmore house assisted living. they took him and other residents out on a trip to watkins park. phipps asked to go to the bathroom and wandered off. his body was found in the park three weeks later. phipps' family is suing woodmore and we care adult services. >> i try to think about the positive things about him. he's a very important person to me and my siblings, and i hope that no other family have to endure the pain and suffering that we have endured. >> reporter: coming up on news4 at 5:00, what they want out of this lawsuit. kristin wright, news4.
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distancing himself from explosive comments a supporter made during a rally in new york city. a health care activist mentioned hillary clinton's name several times and then said this -- >> medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate democratic whores who are beholden. >> song later apologized and bernie sanders called the remarks inappropriate and insensitive. however, clinton supporters say sanders spoke immediately after song and didn't repudiate him. the controversy could come up during the democratic debate tonight at 9:00 in brooklyn. donald trump's campaign says corey lewandowski is gratified he won't be prosecuted for a videotaped altercation with a female reporter. a prosecutor in west palm beach, florida, today announced there was not enough evidence to convict trump's campaign manager. last month police charged him with battery after video surfaced showing him grabbing mi
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event. prosecutors say fields left an assigned press area and that lewandowski reacted to a perceived threat. voters have been heading to the polls in maryland as early voting gets under way. as news4's chris gordon reports, it's been a busy first day. >> reporter: this is the southern regional technology and recreational center in if tfort washington. it's one of eight early voting sites and one of the busiest. you see people campaigning and voters when they go in find there has been a change. you might call it back to the future. >> we're using going back to paper ballots and, of course, there's some people who have problems adjusting to that. but for the most part everything is going very smooth. >> reporter: ahead at 5:00, why so many voters are coming out on the very first day of early voting. that's the latest from prince george's county. back to you. >> thanks, chris. investigators have identified the body that was found
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georgetown. his name was osbaldo bernal, a 51-year-old man from arlington. two sppeople spotted the body. police don't think there was any wrongdoing but they're still looking into how he died. if you will be taking metro tonight, you'll want to give yourself a little extra time. the nats are playing atlanta right now at nats park. the cans also play this evening, and then there's metro track work. >> i'm melissa mollet with the first 4 traffic and a reminder it could be busy on the roads and rails tonight because of these two things here. nats versus the braves and the caps versus the flyers here tonight. two different things happening in the city. so here is an issue on metrorail to remember though. we have track work happening through this evening. it starts at 10:00 p.m. and lasts until midnight. really probably will only really affect the caps game. red line we have some single tracking happening and running every 20 to 25 minutes.
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green line and the orange line and the blue line. silver line wiehle-reston east is what they will be running. security checkpoints looking more like choke points. why the government is scrambling to fix a huge problem at airports. a problem causing some people to miss their flight. and we're looking beautiful across the area. there's nats park. the game going on right now. we're looking not just at beautiful weather today and tomorrow, but wait until you see the weekend forecast.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this adversing.
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make two lines. if everyone would look at your boarding passes. >> no matter which airplanes you use most often, chances are you spend a lot of time waiting in long lines at security checkpoints. the tsa is struggling with a surge in passengers and a shortage of screeners. at some airports the wait is so long passengers are missing their flights. the tsa is taking steps to speed things up. it's hiring 200 new officers per week and it's moving dog teams from slow airports to busier ones. if the dogs don't
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anything suspicious, you will be able to move through those expedited screening lines. for students at one local university, this is going to be an especially memorable graduation. president obama will deliver three commencement speeches in his final year in office, and one of them is at howard university. mr. obama will deliver the keynote address on may 7th, and howard released a statement today saying it's an extraordinary honor and privilege. the president will receive an honorary doctorate of law from the university. mr. obama will also address graduates at rutgers university on may 15th and the air force academy cadets on june 2nd. next week stafford county high school students will have a little extra time to hit the snooze button. the school is going back to its old start time 7:40. classes lately have been starting at 7:30 to make up for lost time, time lost during the new construction project, but on tuesday the school board na
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so that means beginning on monday, you will get your ten minutes back each day. coming to a theater near you, people texting right in the middle of the movie? where the warning to turn off your phones could become a thing of the past. and breaking news here on news4 at 4:00, another big problem for metro today. passengers on a disabled train under the potomac forced to walk back to the station. we'll hear from the transportation reporter next.
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now to breaking news involving a metro train. >> yeah, a train stuck inside a tunnel near the rosslyn station has now been pulled out and so are the passengers who were inside. >> transportation reporter adam tuss is live now with the update. adam, what happened today? >> reporter: this all happened around 3:00 this afternoon, pat. from what we're told it was one of metro's brand new trains, a 7000 series rail car that all of a sudden just lost power inside a tunnel. it got stuck, and then that's when all of this started. take a look at the rosslyn station. pretty much business as normal right now as the system gets back up and running, but earlier it was a much different situation. when that train lost power, they tried to actually push it with another train here to the rosslyn station. that didn't work, and then what they had to do was bring in another train and connect it to
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train and passengers then had to walk through all the rail cars. we actually have some video to show you of what was going on when those passengers were walking through those rail cars making their way in between the actual rail cars to the front. they were able to do that and then get all the way to the platform at the rosslyn station. even though the train was stuck in a tunnel about 100 feet away from the platform, the passengers were able to walk through every rail car and then get off the train here at the rosslyn station. still, some say they were stuck for about an hour and 15 minutes underneath the tunnel here inside the train. we talked to a couple of passengers about what it was like. >> well, i was on the train and it completely shut down. we knew we were close to rosslyn and the car started to shake. the power went out and it
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really warm and it was a while before anyone came on to tell us what was going on. the car would start up and shake and we'd go a couple inches and then shut down. and finally someone came on and said we've lost power. there's no power. they were talking to each other. we're working on it. we should be going momentarily. well, an hour of that. >> reporter: so, again, metro says that they have been able to get that disabled train out of here. the delays are continuing a little bit here and they're going to take a little bit to shake out and, of course, this is probably the worst night for all of this to happen as we have the nats at home and the caps home playoff game tonight. hopefully everything can get back on track before everybody has to get in and out of the city, guys. >> adam tuss. thank you, adam. new at 4:00, a popular diner in college park is closed after fire in the kitchen. it happened at plato's diner on baltimore avenue. fire investigators say there is extensive damage. no word yet when the diner will reopen.
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well, i got to tell you, this seems to be the time of year you grab your jacket, you take it off, you grab your jacket, you take it off. two or three times a day. >> don't forget the antihistamine sprays because i'm really suffering, doug. >> i know. andle el allergies will be a bil over the next couple days. the sunshine allows for the pollen to continue around the region. let's show you what's happening. the nationals taking on the braves right now. looking pretty good for a baseball game at 4:05. 62 degrees. winds out of the southeast at 9 miles an hour. once again we're looking at abundant sunshine. look at the numbers. 63 gaithersburg. 64 fredericksburg. 64 in manassas. just gorgeous across the region. it's going to continue to be, but you mentioned needing the jackets. well, you'll need them again tonight and tomorrow. another frost advisory. three days in a row we've had a frost advisory, and it impacts most of the region from i-95 back to the best. so you may hav s
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tomorrow morning. so just think about that when you step out the front door. you may need the ice scraper when you come out here as we move through the day tomorrow. and that may happen again on saturday morning. warrenton, winchester, martinsburg, if you saw it this morning, you may see it again tomorrow. no rain to talk about. we'll be dry right on through the next seven days. no real chances of rain at all. satellite and radar together, not a cloud in the sky. raleigh, washington, over towards boston, back towards buffalo, niagara falls, probably beautiful right now. i've never been there. it's going to continue to be quite nice. waking up at the bus stop tomorrow, it will be a little on the chilly side or at least waking up and then walking to the bus stop tomorrow. it will be a little chilly with sunshine. tomorrow afternoon, sunny, high temperature around 65, 66 degrees in the city. tomorrow, friday, should be a fantastic friday at that. lows tonight, 37 in gaithersburg. 35 manassas. 31
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so, yes, we will get into the low to mid-30s. that will start off the day for many of you in the suburbs at around the 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 hour but warm quickly during the afternoon. look at the highs tomorrow. 66 in washington. 67 leesburg. 68 back towards culpeper. again, all of this with abundant sunshine. we will see nothing but sunshine over the next couple days and the temperatures continue to go up. what to wear. well, this guy has the right idea. i need to dress like that, my wife continues to tell me that. jacket and a hat. maybe the jacket early but then sunglasses all day long. the sun going to be a big factor so wear the sunglasses as you step out the front door. high temperatures in the mid-60s. by saturday we're around 70. 72 by sunday. and 80 by monday. yes, we go down a little bit next week. we'll talk much more about that, but that is one nice four-day forecast. the seven-day coming up in 20 minutes. >> thanks, doug. getting paid $15 an hour? why it's closer t
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a change to its texting policy in an effort to attract millennials. amc's chief executive officer told "variety" magazine he's open to making some movie theaters texting and cell phone friendly. maybe they could rope off a section where texting is allowed or set aside whole auditoriums where it's okay to text. if it's proposed merger goes through, amc will become the largest movie theater operator in the world. it can impact everything from your credit card interest rates to your ability to buy a house. we're talking about your credit score. and for a number of reasons, women on average tend to have lower scores than men. >> reporter: there are lots of stories behind most people's credit scores. each one influenced by your lifestyle, your job, and your spending habits. to turn your score around, first look at the information in your credit report. >> you want to make sure it's your score so if you want to
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interest rates, you want to dispute any issues on there. >> reporter: financial adviser steve sexton says those scores are determined by information the credit reporting agencies have about you. whether the information is accurate or not. >> if it's not right, it could be costing you money. >> reporter: the lower your score, the higher the interest rates you will pay. so what do you do to improve the score? well, don't just pay off credit card debt. pay early. >> pay it as soon as you receive the statement. don't wait until two days before the date is due. >> reporter: that can dramatically improve your score. also when it comes to your credit card limit, don't max it out. in fact, try not to go beyond 50% of the card's limit. >> a $10,000 limit, if you're using $3,000 as a maximum, that will be more beneficial to your kra credit rating than negative. once you get close to the limit it will start declining because they don't think you can afford
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anymore. >> you won't know if there are any mistakes on your credit reports unless you check those reports. each of the credit reporting companies will let you do that once a year for gre. . we're staying on top of the breaking news. a maryland state trooper is in the hospital and the beltway at a stand still. >> we are working to learn new information about this multiple vehicle crash as well as when things could get back to normal on the beltway. this is news4 "first at 4."
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i'm wendy rieger at the live desk. we are working on a serious crash on the outer loop of the beltway. chopper4 is over the scene. this involved a maryland state trooper. right now the outer loop, this is between route 450 and the bw parkway. this is closed. here is what we know about what happened. a driver slammed into the car of a state trooper who had pulled onto the shoulder because the trooper was investigating another car crash. and our video from chopper4 shows three cars with some serious damage. a helicopter landed on the beltway to take that trooper to maryland shock trauma where he is in critical condition. tracee wilkins is on the scene gathering new information. she will have that for you on news4 at 5:00. back to you. well, a couple of republican presidential candidates are getting ready to go one-on-one with two of nbc's
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after news4 at 11:00, ted cruz will sit down with jimmy fallon. it's his first appearance on "the tonight show," and after that governor john kasich will join seth meyers for "late night." their appearances come as we're just five days from the new york primary. >> and we're just hours away from the next democratic debate, and bernie sanders' campaign is having to back away from yet another controversial comment from a supporter. i have to warn you, using a word you may very well find offensive. steve handelsman is live in brooklyn where the debate is going to take place. >> reporter: chris, thanks. this is the brooklyn navy yard opposite midtown manhattan. put the press in a very cool old warehouse with cranes in the ceiling. interesting lighting. at their debate at the brooklyn navy yard tonight, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will try to emphasize their political differences, but here is a mathematical difference. it is him and not her who has to win the
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state's delegates in the upcoming primary. democrat bernie sanders today in manhattan hit a favorite theme. >> billionaires who represent the wealthy and the powerful should not be about buying elections. >> reporter: to have a shot at the nomination, sanders needs a blowout win in tuesday's primary, but in brooklyn today democrats are divided. >> i would say hillary clinton. honestly, because i want her to be the first woman of the united states. >> reporter: sanders has a shot you think? >> absolutely. i think we have a recurrence of what happened with obama. >> reporter: sanders staged a huge rally last night but suffered a setback between supporter paul song after he slammed clinton referred to, quote, corporate democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma. sanders had to call that inappropriate and insensitive. but at the debate tonight, clinton faces controversy after she supported striking
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the revelation today that she took $225,000 from verizon for a speech in 2013. republican donald trump looks poised for a huge win in his home state tuesday and got good news today. prosecutors saying trump's campaign manager, corey lewandowski, who trump defended, will not be prosecuted for grabbing a woman reporter. trump tonight, chief challenger ted cruz, and john kasich all plan to attend a republican fund-raiser in new york, while sanders and clinton debate. clinton aides predict their clash will not become personal but on the verizon issue it could get nasty. i'm steve handelsman, news4 in brooklyn. steve touched on some of the economic issues. today fast food workers are walking off the jobs across the country. they say the jobs don't pay enough and are demanding a $15 an hour living wage. some wrs
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make them reliant on government subsidies just just to survive. opponents say hiking wages across the industry will cost the economy billions of dollars and some small business owners are worried they won't be able to stay open. a new push in the district to raise the minimum wage, and workers have mayor bowser in their corner. mollet green has more on the fight for $15. >> reporter: low-wage workers bring their fight for a $15 minimum wage to d.c.'s city hall. >> one check the bills, and that's it, and i have to go to family members sometimes for groceries and friends, and it's hard. >> reporter: tiffany hunter is losing a day's pay under the current $13.84 an hour to be here and to speak out for the 3,000 or so home health care aides in the city in the fight for $15 push that's already made
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across the nation. caregivers and airport workers demanding more money and the right to form a union. >> i was even threatened by a manager that if i wanted to join the union, that i would be let go. so i'm not scared of the threat. i'm here, and i'm fighting for the $15. >> reporter: here at the wilson building with an ally in mayor muriel bowser who promises to do her part to help, proposing legislation to reach $15 an hour by 2020. >> and one of the biggest things that we can do to fight for them is make sure they have a fair wage, and so that's why we in washington, d.c., are going to fight for $15. >> reporter: the mayor's promise to fight for $15 still has to go through the council's legislative process, and these guys behind me are hoping that a vote in their favor could come in a few months. in northwest, mollet
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news4. >> do you support raising the hourly minimum wage? it's our nbc washington flash survey. call or text the number on your screen. you can also vote on the nbc washington facebook page. well, the wait is finally over. the playoffs are here. >> and once again the caps are facing some pretty big expectations. got everybody out there pretty excited. >> you know it. carol maloney and jason pugh are live at verizon center. is that the place to really rock tonight, guys? >> oh, yeah, you know it. 311 straight sellouts here at verizon center. it's going to be a fever pitch tonight as it is finally here. playoff season. jason, i know you can't wait. it feels like forever. >> final month of the regular season seemed like it drug on for the capitals. this place should be electric tonight, carol, and its head coach barry trotz explains there is nothing quite like the nhl playoffs.
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>> it hits a fever pitch that can't be replicated. i don't think it can be replicated in any sport. i really don't. you know, a lot of sports have one game showdowns, but seven games is a monster. it's the best time of the year. it's the best time for the fans. it's the best time for coaches and players, and that's a good feeling. >> and, of course, it's going to be even more fun if they just start off with a win. expectations are high. the playoffs are a different animal and anything can happen and that's what makes it so exhilarating. >> the fans are in for a treat tonight. doors open at 6:00 p.m. at the verizon center. these are glow in the dark rock the red wrist bracelets. >> i had trouble getting mine on. jason might have to go around to every fan but once you figure it out you hit this button it will really light them up tonight. pat and chris?
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of a run to hoisting that cup. >> all righty. >> rocking the red, rocking the red. >> thanks, guys. >> thank you, guys. well, this is an annual event that it still brings back some painful memories. "first at 4," the show of force that will be on hand at the boston marathon which is now just days away. and from one royal family to another, how britain's royal couple just learned what it has in common with the rulers of a far away land. and get ready, another frosty morning as temperatures drop, about those low temperatures will be left in the dust. what's on the other si of friddeay
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ne peña-melnyk, and i approve this message. service dogs taken to capitol hill today. lawmakers at a national security subcommittee heard testimony about the benefits that service dogs provide to veterans who are coping with post-traumatic stress. the 2010 national defense authorization act authorized the department of veterans affairs to study this issue. to date only 40 dogs have been paired with service members suffering from ptsd. a representative for canines for warriors said research definitively show
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service dogs helped mitigate the symptoms of ptsd. britain's prince william and kate middleton are in bhutan today. it's part of their week-long visit to the region. >> and tomorrow they'll head to india to visit the iconic taj mahal. keir simmons is traveling with the royals and discovered how much they have in common with bhutan's king and queen. >> reporter: a royal welcome. the duke and duchess of cambridge meeting the king and queen of bhutan this morning. a stunning ceremony originating in the 16th century beginning this historic visit to a medieval land of monasteries and sacred sites. then with all the pomp and circumstance done, it was time for sport. william and kate clearly enjoying themselves trying out bhutan's national sport of archery and a form of darts. kate told one group who were with their children she is mis
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princess charlotte who stayed at home for this trip. we'll definitely bring them next time she promised. today there will be plenty to talk about with bhutan's king and queen. the couple had their son in february, a prince who like william and his son will one day be king. and it was pretty cool to be on that flight with william and kate. they have their own personalized luggage including dress and suit bags with their own monogram on there, and kate needs all those dresses. on that one 30 minute flight she changed outfits. back to you. >> i guess it's okay when you're the duchess. >> when you're a royal. does it ever sound like there's a recall every day? lawmakers here in washington are well aware of that problem. >> "first at 4," what it could take to make sure millions of cars are safe on the roads. consumer reporter susan hogan joins us "first at 4."
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you're watching news4 at 4:00. >> all hands on deck. that's what lawmakers say it's going to take to reduce the number of uncompleted vehicle recalls. >> yeah. a house subcommittee held a hearing today on capitol hill. consumer reporter susan hogan joins us with more about what she learned today. >> that's right. well, the issue of uncompleted recalls got a lot of
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today. as you may remember, a 17-year-old texas girl was killed last month when her recalled takata air bag inflater ruptured. her car had been recalled but never fixed. right after her death, the government said its website where you can check to see if you have an open recall spiked from 50,000 to 175,000 checks of driver's vin numbers. safety regulators say on average 25% of vehicle owners fail to have their cars fixed. they blame recall fatigue as one of the possible reasons drivers ignore recall notices. >> consumer just knowing that's something they need to pay attention to is a challenge, and then if you're getting mument. ones for different cars, that is a real problem. >> rosekind went on to say that automakers can also do a much better job to improve recall completion rates. coming up tonight at 5:00 on news4, why you may soon be hearing from your car insurance m
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washington app right now and plug in your vin number to see if you have a recall. >> it's dangerous stuff. >> it is very dangerous and you have to check. >> thanks, susan. southwest airlines will add new confer between bwi marshall and several cities this summer and fall. southwest already accounts for about 70% of flights at bwi. starting in august and running through november, bwi will add additional nonstop service on existing routes to denver, seattle, portland, new orleans, minneapolis, and boston. bwi is the area's busiest airport. and now your storm team4 forecast. >> oh, man, i had such a great time outdoors today. i'm sure you did too. i was down at the convention center, washington convention center with a big s.t.e.m. event. science, technology, engineering, and math, we're going to talk more about that in a few minutes. but first let's get you through the forecast here. another eveni
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side, and that means we could see some more frosty patches again. so let's get right to the graphics. again, quiet conditions out there. we have 61 in germantown, 60 in camp springs. even college park. so comfy across the area, oh, yeah. by late evening we're down into the 50s and mid-50s by 10:00. so it is going to get a little chilly late. the spots where we could see the frost are where the temperatures will come down into the 30s. frederick, gaithersburg, leesburg, manassas, culpeper, and that's exactly where we've got the frost advisories but we're going to be warming quickly tomorrow. the range in temperatures first thing friday, 32 to 42, but sunshine, we are going to warm very quickly. so frost advisory for early friday. i do think we could see one possibly for certain counties for even early saturday. but this one, northern areas of baltimore county, howard county, right through montgomery and down to loudoun and fairfax,
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spotsylvania, to the north and west, that is where the frost advisory is up until 9:00 a.m. look at our weather pattern. no rain right now for the next seven days. we have sunshine, a few clouds. that will take us through the 20th of april. even looking forward for the rest of april, it's looking pretty dry. so, yeah, i say go ahead and wash the car. go ahead because you know what? you will want to wash that pollen off. it's running high. pine, oak still are highest contributors. one thing is for sure, just looking at the trend and how we compare to years past, it's running higher than average, the pollen here lately. for tomorrow again we've got some clouds that will be coming through the area. very few. it's going to be another mostly sunny day for us on your friday. temperatures get back into the mid-60s, mild, and then even for the evening hours tomorrow i think it's going to be mild. we'll be in that range tomorrow night. 50 to 60 degrees so you will need a light jacket if you plan on going out. but saturday, again, we just continue to climb. closer to 70 degrees by
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3:00 on saturday. this is going to be great weather for getting out and playing some tennis or playing golf, doing anything. even the wheelbarrow because we've got some gardening to do, don't we? it's a green light for everything. big festival weekend. we've posted information on our nbc washington site so download the app. 72 degrees on sunday and getting close to 80 degrees again around 80 for the first part of next week monday where we are still dry. of course, i said i was out at that event this morning. it was the fourth annual usa science and engineering festival. there was demonstrations, workshops, all things to get your kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and, yes, math too. now, nbc 4 is the official local tv sponsor. many of us at storm team4 will be there and so will the 4 x 4 all weekend long. it is a free event. all you have to do is search s.t.e.m. festival on the nbc washington app for details. by the way, if you go
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twitter account vjohnsonnbc4, they made trading cords fards f the scientists speaking. again, it's on my twitter account so check it out and check out the event. >> science, math, engineering, those are very, very cool. the wounded warrior project soldier ride made a stop at the white house today. president obama and vice president biden were there to greet the cyclists. the ride features active duty riders and the veterans and the president said it's not only one of the most inspiring annual events at the white house, it's one of his favorite traditions. >> the spirit of all of you is the story of our armed forces. it's about dedicating your life to a cause that is bigger than yourself. it's about support and love for each other and for our country. >> the event aims to help wounded veterans restore their
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health. this year's ride included 40 active duty riders and about 25 veterans. a lot of them recovering from major injuries. some good and not so good news for returning students at uva. they're going to have to pay more in tuition, but the hike won't be as big as the university had planned. the school already announced 3% increase in in-state tuition for continuing students. however, today, they said it was scaling that back to 1.5%. >> yeah. even a small increase not going to go over all that well. tuition spiked for new students, it will go from 10% to 8.5% when you look at it as a whole. also want to give you a heads up if you're driving in and around d.c. this weekend. two big events are going to shut down some major roads. the big cherry blossom parade starts at 10:00 in the morning and that's going to run until noon on saturday. the parade route is along constitution avenue between 7th and 17th streets.
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parade also taking place saturday. that starts at 11:00 in the morning at 8th and pennsylvania avenue. it's going to go all the way up to freedom plaza. there are going to be fireworks and a concert there. we've got a list of all the road closures over on our nbc washington app. we areing several developing stories. it's been almost five years since an earthquake damaged a washington land mark. we'll give you a look at the restoration work. it's unlike anything you have seen. i'm david culver in culpeper county. behind me a sight that doesn't look like much now, but the local muslim community has big plans to turn this into a mosque. >> it's more than just a place of worship. it's also a social gathering place. >> reporter: but a recent vote by the county board here is slowing those construction plans. they say certain requirements that aren't met on this site. ahead at 5:30, i will show you
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in culpeper community thinks there's more behind their decision.
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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the legendary boston marathon takes place on monday. organizers aren't taking any chances this year when it comes to security. >> a special high-tech helicopter that detects radiation flew over the marathon route. just one of the things that the city is doing in order to keep people safe.
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>> city officials say it's one thing that they are doing this year. >> reporter: as workers ready the scaffolding over the boston marathon finish line. city officials ramp up security for race weekend. >> there is no credible threat to this event in the city. >> reporter: given terrorist attacks in san bernardino, paris, and brussels, the police commissioner said this was not the year for law enforcement to scale back. security will remain as tight as it has been since the boston marathon bombings in 2013. there will be more than 5,000 law enforcement officers monitoring boston by land and air. some you will see, some you won't, but they hope to keep the event family-friendly. >> we're not going to have what looks like a police state here. >> reporter: barricades will go up throughout coply and back bay and from audubon circle in, spectators will hit security checkpoints. police aren't banning some common items, but they warn they will be searched. >> backpacks, you know, luggage, if they have luggage, large
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>> reporter: if the crowds get too tight around the finish, expect police to usher people away. >> we will have bomb detection dogs moving behind the barriers. we're going to cut that crowd capacity when we deem it necessary. >> reporter: and though they want the public to enjoy themselves and have fun, commissioner evans says law enforcement is ready. >> we have plenty of tagctical units that can be within place in seconds. you know, i have gone around and that whole presence of walking up and see our officers in that turtle gear with ar-15s isn't very pleasant. >> jeff langlois says e reassured. >> unfortunately, things do happen, but if everybody stops coming outside, stops living life, stops doing what they're doing, then they win. >> and sign of the times, boston authorities also telling folks leave their drones at home. >> also, reminding them of the slogan washingtonians often
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something. news4 at 5:00 begins with breaking news. and that breaking news, a maryland state trooper has been flown to shock trauma right now after a roadside crash on the beltway. the ripple effect has crippled the afternoon commute in prince george's county and beyond. good evening, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. that crash happened almost three hours ago, and the outer loop of the beltway at route 450, the northbound lanes are still closed. that trooper was hit while he was sitting in his patrol car. our team coverage begins with our bureau chief tracee wilkins live in lanham. >> reporter: in essence this trooper was struck twice. now, he was wrapping up an investigation of one single car accident. a vehicle was on the side of the road on the right-hand side as you said when he was hit by another vehicle and troopers believe that that vehicle was driving away from a
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south of where this trooper was. after that vehicle hit him, then another tow truck comes and hits the striking vehicle once again ramming it into the trooper's vehicle. let me show you what it looks like on the beltway right now. now, after those two accidents, the trooper's vehicle was absolutely crushed. he was stuck inside, and they had to pry him out of the vehicle. this is what state troopers are saying about his condition right now. >> the trooper's condition, he sustained serious injuries from this crash. he's in critical condition at this time. he was taken by maryland state police medevac to shock trauma in baltimore city. >> reporter: now, of course, the next question was, what would cause that vehicle to strike the trooper? i can tell you that state troopers are telling us that they are looking at the possibility of charges in this accident, that the striking vehicle, the one that they believe was involved in the hit and run that then hit the trooper, the drive o


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