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now at 11:00, a maryland state trooper fights for his life after this crash on the beltway. >> going entirely too fast. >> the news4 i team uncovers a new form of kidnapping. >> do not call the
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will kill your wife. >> what you need to know before answering this call. and meet the local 9-year-old who is a hero to his family, the marine corps and many more. new 4 at 11:00 starts now. good evening, everybody. right now a maryland state trooper is surrounded by family and a hospital in critical condition after this horrific crash on the beltway. >> he's just 26 years old. he was hit while parked on the shoulder of 459 near route 450. we're live at the trooper's home barracks in college park. >> reporter: tonight, the trooper has very serious injuries, according to a maryland state police spokesperson. the mood is one of sadness here when his car was brought here by a tow truck driver, many state troopers would walk out, they snapped photos, they are praying he survives. this video shows
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trooper ezra's mangled police car. investigators snapped photos for evidence, after a car plowed into it on the beltway. >> unbelievable. it's one of the worst i've seen in a while. >> reporter: he delivered the damaged car. what is your reaction when you see that state trooper's cruiser over there? >> the car who hit him was going entirely too fast. >> reporter: the 26-year-old trooper was sitting in his parkway, finishing up a car crash investigation. suddenly, police say a 60-year-old slammed into the police car. his car was then hit a second time when a tow truck driver hit the car. troops had to pry him out. police say we can learn from this tragedy by following the move over law. >> we don't need anymore examples of the move overrule. you know, it's
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speed, if it's safe to do so, move over into the next lane. >> reporter: police also say he hit three other cars a mile and a half before hitting the trooper. he's also in a hospital, and will face criminal charges. and tonight, fellow troopers are with him at the hospital. live here in college park, news4. >> shemari, thank you. the man accused of driving drunk and killing a montgomery county police officer could face up to ten years in prison at his sentencing next month. he hit the police officer last december while he was working a dui stop. the death sparked a push for stronger dui laws in maryland. his parents got a standing ovation earlier this week after lawmakers passed noah's law, expanding the use of ignition interlock devices for convicted drunk drivers.
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♪ the capitals' quest for the stanley cup got off to a great start, shutting out the flyers in game one. >> strong right out of the gate, carol. >> what a game. one down 15 to go. the caps take care of business against the flyers here tonight at verizon center. it was on defense, braden holtby, 19 shots he faced and he had 19 saves. coming through for him on the other end of the ice, a guy who was just day-to-day a few days ago, jay beagle. up 1-0, turnover and he goes top shelf off steve mason. caps win 2-0. he talked afterwards about his fourth postseason goal. >>
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the advantage of the shooter when you got time and you're not rushed. eye closed my eyes and went in. >> reporter: what's good for him is good for the team. coming up in sports, how the caps say they didn't even play their best hockey tonight, even though they got us excited. we'll see you in a little bit. thanks, carol. the race for the white house has take an negative turn on the democratic side and tonight hillary clinton clashed with senator bernie sanders in his hometown. they battled over big banks. clip clinton's qualifications and crime bill. steve, what are you hearing? >> reporter: hey, chris. i heard a lot of fighting here at the brooklyn navy yard, this debate was intense, because so much is on the line in this state in just five days. it was a brawl, bernie sanders needing a knockout tuesday in the new york primary.
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big national lead in delegates, attacking one another's credibility. >> even his core issue, breaking up the banks, when asked, he could not explain how that would be done. >> reporter: but she gave speeches to big banks for six figure fees. >> do we really feel confident about a candidate saying that she's going to bring change in america when she's so dependent on big money interests? i don't think so! >> this is a phony attack. >> reporter: clinton denied the banks bought her influence. >> i stood up against this behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out? oh, my goodness. they must have been really afraid by this. >> reporter: issue number two was gun deaths. >> what about the greed and recklessness of the gun manufacturers and dealers in america?
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>> reporter: sanders opposes sandy hook parents suing the makers of the assault rifle used to kill their kids. that a judge just today allowed. >> this is a serious difference between us. >> i got a d minus voting record from the nra. >> reporter: a debate full of passion and personal attacks. but clinton has a big lead in the polling in this state, and such a big lead nationally in delegates that to catch her, sanders will have to start winning two for every one she wins, starting tuesday in the new york primary. live from brooklyn, steve handlesman, news4. jim? >> steve, thank you. metro service is back to service along the orange, blue and silver lines after a train stopped work thing afternoon. a mechanical issue left almost 200 passengers stuck here near the rosland station. metro is also
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for a new electronic payment system. it's been testing that system that would allow riders to pay for their trip with their smartphones and bank cards. during the testing period, some of the new gates didn't work. metro's gm says tonight the agency will focus on improving the system already in place. the d.c. mayor was in our building tonight to make an appearance on the rachel maddow show and mark the upcoming emancipation day. he said the courts agree with budget autonomy and for the first time ever, the district's bum et will not be part of the federal budget. but it still has to go through congress and rachel asked the mayor if he's bracing for a fight. >> i think the fact that the courts weighed in suggest to everybody that sending our bin laden >> the major says she was frustrated the district was not represent y
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hill in those tension congressional hearings on metro safety. >> it's a big night for military families all over the country. six children are being honored tonight for making a difference in their communities. one of those children lives right here in quantico, virginia. and jackie soke with him tonight in arlington. >> reporter: this young man is in his own right a hero to the united states marine corps and a lot of other people. 9-year-old christian fegowa was just two years old when he was diagnosed with kidney cancer and treated at walter reed. by age 4, yes, 4, and with only kidney left, he was doing speaking engagements to raise money for childhood cancer programs. >> i've raised more than $20,000. >> reporter: tonight at the ritz carlton in pentagon city, he was one of six young people recognized as a military child of the year by operation home front, an organization
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supports military families. each recipient gets $10,000, a laptop and a heartfelt thank you for the multiple relocations, new schools and extra responsibilities. >> when you talk about what we ask our service members to do, we have them go out in a variety of different places, but they have a family. >> reporter: christian wants to be a marine like his dad. but whatever career he chooses will no doubt benefit from his inspiring energy. >> school is on the weekday, and the cancer walk is on sunday or saturday. and helping the homeless is on sunday or saturday. >> reporter: at any given time, there are 1.9 million children living with their military families on bases, and other places around the world as their parents serve our country. in arlington, jackie bensen, news4. next at 11:00,
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loved one is at gunpoint. will you pay up or call police? the news4 i-team investigates a scheme designed to play on your worst fears. another cold start to your day tomorrow, but then big-time warm air comes in. and from rocking the red to burgundy and gold. why redskins' fans are making thanksgiving plans t
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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these folks have stepped up and are fighting to help promote the whole effort, so i waed to publicly thank them all.
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president biden applauded is a student at virginia tech. claire kelly received a champion of change award for her efforts to end sexual violence in college. for the past four years, kelly has coordinated take back the night at virginia tech, and she runs the longest feminist activist organization on campus. and today, the governor signed new laws that could better protect dna evidence that's collected from sexual assault survivors. one establishes new procedures for so-called rape kits. last year, an audit found nearly 3,000 kits that had never been tested. this legislation is expected to double the number of tests performed each year. for years, it was a crime centered near the u.s.-mexico border. but now virtual kidnapping is moving east, into our area. tonight, we investigate a change, elaborate scheme that one victim calls the biggest trauma of his life.
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>> reporter: what would you do if you answered your phone, like jamie york did, and heard this. >> i've got your wife. she's held at gunpoint. >> reporter: would you believe the threat? >> you need to keep the phone to your ear, do not kill the police. >> reporter: the caller claims she was in a phone injury. >> he's screaming at me. >> reporter: and if york didn't wire $1600 immediately to pay for the damage -- >> i will kill your "f"-ing wife. >> reporter: he says the caller new the make and color of his wife's car and because he heard some female voice screaming in the background on the phone. he grabbed a second phone but was unable to text his wife. the man gave him instructions to wire the cash and pick up his wife. as he was driving, a friend
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police suspected it was a scheme and raced to the call to intercept him. when they got here, they found him in the parking lot of the store, as expected. but it was too late. he had already wired the money. jamie york had been the victim of a virtual kidnapping. his wife wasn't in danger or even at the mall. she was in a different town. >> a lot of the families pay the ransom and never notify law enforcement. >> reporter: so you think this might be underreported? >> i do. >> reporter: the fbi has investigated at least 67 virtual kidnapping attempts since 2014. several have been attempted in maryland in recent years. >> i got a phone call out of thin air. >> reporter: including against steve gibford. >> your brother has been in a serious accident. if you don't get the money to fix his car, i don't know what's going to happen to your bother. >> reporter: in some cases, virtual kidnappers simply randomly call phone numbers seeking victims and
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including 787 and 939, almost always insisting the victim remain on the phone. he didn't fall for it and told the caller -- >> i'm going to let the police know, i'm going to give you his phone number. the next thing i heard was click. >> reporter: but jamie york was convinced and he said his 5-year-old was in the house and had to watch him race across town in fear of his mother's life. >> you think your loved one is being held hostage and you're absolutely hamstrung. >> reporter: how did the crook know his cell phone number and the make of his wife's car? he suspects the call came from someone who once came from his home. a western union clerk stopped the money from being wired, so police didn't file charges.
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>> the fbi has specific instructions and some suggestions if you're ever called by a virtual kidnapper. we posted them on our nbc washington app. just click on investigations. over the last couple of nights, i've flipped back from ac to heat. >> my kids were so cold yesterday waking up, i did not turn the heat on. i'm like, you can deal with it, son! i felt bad. let's show you what's going on. that's the case, you may need the ac. plenty of sunshine the last couple of days. at night, it gets real yet chilly. right now, not too bad at all. 53 degrees, winds out of the southeast at 13 miles per hour and keeping things milder. last night we were in the 30s. right now everybody in the 40s and 50s. 43 in manassas,
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it is going to cool, so we have another frost advisory in effect, so turn the heat on if you need it. fairfax county, prince william county, everybody to the north and west, you may see areas of frost early tomorrow. by 7:00, the sun comes up and you're not going to have an issue. but you may have to wake up and scrape if you're going to be up early. satellite and radar, look at this, nothing. high pressure is just simply dominating our region. it's right there, notice the clouds on the east, down to the south, you can draw circle. that's the dominant area of high pressure. so clear skies during the day. at night, the same clear skies allow us to cool. that's why we've seen the cool nights tonight. temperatures tonight, 43 in d.c. 40 in fredericksburg. so there will be some frost. then tomorrow, clear skies, sunshine, allows us to warm back up. a little chilly at the bus stop. by the time the kids get off the bus, 65
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sunshine. now how about some really warm weather. how about the 70s and 80s in tomorrow in the mid 60s, 70 on saturday, 72 on sunday, 80 degrees on monday. you'll be turning on the air conditioning and you could probably leave it on, because we're going to stay on the mild side through the next seven days. to real chances of rain the next seven days, either. so looking good. >> thanks, doug. coming up, the caps come through in a battle against the flyers. we head back to the verizon center for more on the big win tonight. sports is next. here's jimmy. hey, guys, tonight we have music from future. plus, r thanks for coming today. i want each of you to grab a 2x8 and cut it.
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great start as we said for the caps. but the flyers could have brought more and they no doubt will on saturday. >> caps really show they got a hell of a defense. >> they do. they were able to hold off that flyers' bullies, i would say. they don't like each other, these two teams, this rivalry is a hard-fought game, otherwise known as a bloody battle. >> you saw the hard hitting tonight from both teams. tonight is what the caps hope to be the first of 16 rick tryvict. that's how many they need to hoist the trophy. >> but they were able to unleash the fury and get that victory as we move to game one on saturday. but first,
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tonight, it makes the job easy when you have braden holtby in the net. flyers on the power play with the quick shot. holtby playing like he did all year. later in the period, caps on the power play, patient with the puck, out to john carlson and he sends in a rocket. he scores this one off of a flyers' defenseman, just bounces its way in. john carlton, the defenseman, gives the caps a 1-0 lead. third period, flyers with it. the caps come away with the turnover. johansson down the wing and feeds jay beagle, goes top shelf. comes up with the insurance goal. caps take the 2-0 lead. final seconds of the game, flyers praying for a goal. holtby, he's holding them off and gets a huge hit, dirty hit after the horn. these two teams fighting all night long. capitals win 2-0. take a 1-0 series lead. they play again saturday night.
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off. you know, it's only game one. we have a long ways ahead of ourselves. you know, obviously good that we won, but coming back down to earth and get ready for next battle. >> can't get wrapped up in one game. the less emotion you put into it that way, leave the emotion for in between whistles, the better off you are. >> some things we can correct, but that will come with more time. everything is faster this time of the year, so a little bit of the execution and stuff. so i see us getting stronger here with more of these games. >> elsewhere, the other big news tonight, the nfl's schedule was released. some intrigues games for the redskins this year. they open up at home against pittsburgh sunday, october 2. robert griffin iii comes to d.c. with the cleveland browns. and another monday night matchup
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carolina panthers. check out the full schedule on our website. nats looking for a sweep over the braves. bottom three, bases loaded for harper. are you kidding me? he did not disappoint. smashes this one to right. his first career grand slam and home run number 100. nats up 4-1. bottom four, wilson ramos sends this one deep to left. gone. he was 2 for 3 with two rbi. nats lead by four. steven strasburg with a strong performance, giving up just two runs, striking out seven in 7 2/3. nats complete the sweep, winning 6-2. down to texas. oriole fans entering enemy territory, taking on the rangers. bottom of the 6th, knotted up at 3-3. two on for o'douhl.
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wall. mitch moreland and ian desmond comes home to score. texas up by two. rangers, they would hold on to win this game. your final score 6-3. back here at verizon center. jason and i wanted to say one bad thing that happened for d.c. sports. randy whitman. >> yes, randy whitman fired, the coaching search continues right now for the general manager. >> have f
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president obama is making three commencement speeches during his final year in office. he'll be speaking at howard university's graduation may 7. the school calls it an extraordinary honor and privilege. then he'll address graduates at rutgers
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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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