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ecuador this morning as the death toll climbs following the most powerful earthquake the country has seen in decades. plus you had a few extra day, but ready or not, tax day is here. what you need to know if you still haven't filed and plus where you can find deals to ease the financial pain. but first, breaking news involving your morning commute. take a look something arlington fire just tweeted out saying units working here at the arlington station because of a fire near the tracks. they're trying to get more information on this one. because of that, ride now orange, blue, silver lines single tracking between arlington cemetery and foggy bottom. silver line only running between wehle reston east and west falls church. red line delays sticking away to shady grove. other than that, the rest of metro is on time right now. chopper 4 at 95, t
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looking pretty good. big look at the beltway overall we don't have any major problems right now. we'll keep an eye on this problem on metro and back in a couple of minutes. a quiet way to get your monday morning started. skies are clear, temperatures are in the 40s in the suburbs right now. we'll be loving the 80s by later on today though, hating the pollen. next rain chance doesn't show up until later on in the week. get you going on a monday morning, it's 46 in leesburg and gaithersburg, 41 in manassas, 44 in fredericksburg. so the next 124 hours, near perfect. almost time for the air conditioning. we'll have highs in the low 80s today by 7:00 tonight on the cooldown, we'll still be at 76 degrees. and tomorrow an even milder start, but that will come at the price of extra cloud cover. would we'll detail that more
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up. developing this morning, search teams will will return to the shenandoah national park to look for nicole mittendorff. she disappeared last friday and her car was found at the park abandoned saturday morning. over the weekend, park police conducted both ground and air searches for mittendorff. she's married to a virginia state police officer. police say at this point there is nothing that points to foul play in her disappearance. >> our folks didn't do anything one. i mean, this was a typical check on the welfare type of call. that is prince george's county fire chief mark leshoure reacting for the first time since the department's devastating loss of a fellow firefighter. and prince george's county fire chief is talking about how he and his department are coping after a firefighter was shot and killed. the firefighter is 37-year-old john
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19-year-old volunteer kevin swain was also shot. he is recovering. on friday night, the two forced their way into a temple hills home after a request of the homeowner's brother who was worried the man was having a medical emergency. when they arrived, police say the man started shooting. the homeowner was questioned and released with no charges filed telling police he thought someone was breaking into his house and acted in self-defense. as far as possible charms for the homeowner, la aeshoure says supports any outcome. >> if there is any justice to be had, it's had, but i want the process to decide that, not us in the court of public opinion. >> as the department continues to mourn their loss, they tell news 4 changes will be made internally to make suhuure tragedies like this one does not happen again. funeral plans for the fallen firefighter are set. visitation is tomorrow at st. john's parish in hollywood, maryland beginning at 5:00 p.m. the funeral mass is
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being held there, as well. up stlmschneider leaves hipdbeh wife and 2-year-old daughter and we're told kevin swain is showing signs of improvement. he is survived after being shot four times on friday night. the morning side volunteer now out of intensive care at baltimore shock trauma. today after sitting in jail for months, former fairfax county police officer adam torez will go on trial for murder. the high profile and controversial shooting of john gear happened back in 2013. molette green now joins us live from outside the courthouse with more on what will happen in court today. >> reporter: torez stands trial for second-degree murder. his defense attorney got a continuance so the o
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until today. reportedly because a material witness had a conflict and they needed more recent time here. one interesting observation we've heard little to nothing in this case for months about a motion filed, documents filed, no appeals to even get him released on bond. at 10:00 a.m. jury selection set to start, torez on trial for shooting john gear during a standoff with police. and gear at the time was unarmed by other officers' accounts gear had his hands above his shoulders in the doorway of his springfield home when he was shot and killed. that is the latest live from outside the courthouse. back to you. today a federal judge decides whether an ohio man accused of plotting attacks on the capital are stand trial. the fbi arrested 22-year-old christopher lee cornell for
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in support of isis and he planned on shoot federal workers as he ran outside. cornell's attorneys raised questions about his mental state and whether he is competent to stand trial. we want to take you back to ecuador now, the pictures coming in to our newsroom are devastating. take a look, they're under a state of emergency there, at least 272 people are dead and thousands more are injured. a 7.8 earthquake hit ecuador on saturday, this was the biggest earthquake to it will thit the country in decades. 6:06. the united states military is this japan with aid following hair earthquake which happened last week. 42 people were killed and homor than 1,000 were hurt in two quakes there. there are still people missing and lots of damage. car companies including toyota and honda stopped operations at some factories through the end
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of the week. 6:07 now. today is tax day and you have until midnight to get your tax return in. usually tax day is april 15 thetth because it was pushed back because of emancipation day. you can file an extension, but you still have to pay today. the irs says the average refund was nearly $2800 so far this year. rock that red. the caps have a big lead in their playoff series against the philadelphia flyers. everyone so hyped over this. and they can make it even bigger tonight. the teams are facing off in philly at 7:00. the game this wednesday could be huge. either a sweep which is what eun is going for, or a chance with for tflyers to tie it up. they will get a nice warm welcome on friday.
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>> we've been lplaying amazing. holtby stopped 60 out of 61 shots so far. and fears auround the zika virus, what doctors want women to hear as they consider whether or not to start a family. also ahead, not the kind of issue you want to deal with on your next flight. what we're learning about a flight that was hit by a drone shortly before landing. and we're following breaking news on metro right now. arlington fire responding to reports of a fire in rosslyn. they just tweeted this picture a few minutes ago. adam tuss is on the way to the scene and first 4 traffic keeping an eye on the problem, as well.
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and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message. another tweet from arlington fire, take ao
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an insulator. it's now out. units still remaining on the scene for cleanup. we're still single tracking because of this between arlington cemetery and foggy bottom. silver line running between wehle reston east and ballston only right now. 95 north quantico to the beltway, no problems. 270 is okay. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car this morning. outside this morning, we got a mostly clear sky. sun up about 15 minutes from now. all the way across there one of the horizon to the other, nothing to worry about out there this morning. we have a great way to get into work and home, as well. open sun roof weather for sure. temperatures in the 40s now. we'll be in the low 50s after 7:30, 8:00 this morning. temperatures above 80 degrees this
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thinking about that air conditioner. if you're flying today, houston, dallas, minneapolis could have delays in knows hubthose hubs. and we've been paying close attention to defense secretary ash carter's arrival to baghdad. he's meeting with top leaders there talking strategy about how to strengthen iraqi forces work to go take back the city of mosul from isis. carter has said that america is considering ground troops, air strikes and cyber attack isis has established a key stronghold in mosul and retaking it would be huge. "nbc nightly news" lester holt is in the middle east and he will anchor the show from there tonight it ayers at 7:00 p.m. right after news 4:00 at 6:00. new concerns are being
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after a pilot reports a drone strike. it happened to a british airways pilot flying in to london sunday afternoon. it landed safely with 132 passengers on board. no arrests have been made, but flying a drone near a plane is illegal. we have breaking news right now on the metro. adam tuss just arrived at the rosslyn metro station, joining us live with the latest. what's going on? >> reporter: well, it seems that there was a small fire on the track here, an insulator issue. but the fire is out now. you can see here arlington county fire units are packing up, getting ready to roll out of here. nevertheless, this did cause some single tracking for a while this morning. a lot of customers showing up to the rosslyn station to get ready for their morning commute. the silver line for a time has been running only to ballston. so from wehle reston east to ballston and
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single tracking through this area. arlington county fire tells me that the fire is out, the problem is over. but of course you start off the day with some single tracking, that can lead to bigger issues. we'll talk to some riders out here, see how it's all going temperature but again, the fire out at the rosslyn station, a small track tire that was taken care of and it seem like the morning commute starting to get back to some sort of normalcy here guys. >> and you mentioned the single tracking, but typically when we have tease these sorts of situations, what kind of delays are you tell riders about? >> well, it will be -- take some time to shake out whether or not the firefighters have to go down on to the tracks. they have to turn the power up to the actual third rail and take a look over here, they have to load up all their equipment, get ready, make sure everybody is out. so it takes time whenever you respond to an incident like this to get everything back up and rubbing. at about 6:15 in the morning, we're just starting to get into the
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to the system and you're talking about rosslyn which is clearly one of the busiest stations and busiest choke points in the entire metro system. so getting through here and getting everything packed up does take some time. but the good news is that the fire is out and it looks like things are starting to shake out. >> adam tuss live at the rosslyn metro saying fortation for us. thank you. the battle over immigration will play out in the supreme court. president obama's administration is asking justices to allow the government to put immigration programs in place. those programs would stemp temporarily shield 4 million immigrant families from deportation. 26 states are trying to challenge those measures. and another 16 states watch the the justices to put policy into effect as soon as possible. it is now 6:16. a major development, south korea says it looks like north korea is getting ready for another nuclear test. we told you the country has launched misses several times in e
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and this would be much birg tgg than that. both south korea and the united states says there has been increased activity at a nuclear test site and if there is a test, thonorth korea could face stronger sanctions. the ntsb is searching for the data recorder from the sunken shape el faro. the where he is allege wreckage mast with the data recorder is still missing. all 33 people on board died. we now know how much damage a house fire caused in bethesda. the fire destroyed $200,000 worth of property. the fire broke out last night. and when firefighters arrived, they saw flames shooting through the roof and the second floor. the family was not home at the time of the fire. and no one was hurt. no word on how the fire started. the prince george's county school system is facing a federal lawsu
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2013 sexual assault. the suit says the school failed to perform a proper background check as jason jamar howard. in 2002, howard was charged with assault and sex offenses but the charges were dropped. he later admitted to abusing an 8-year-old student while working as an aid at glendale elementary school. the student's family filed a lawsuit saying he should never have been hired. 6:18 now. some relief for pregnant women here in the u.s. concerned about the zika virus. health officials say there is no need to worry right now, but steer clear of country where is there are outbreaks. top public health official says there has been no local transmission of zika in the united states, however it's very likely that we could see local cases as we get if to mosquito season this summer.if to mosqui season this summer.
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heavy rain in texas expected to last today and into tomorrow. over the weekend, flood waters caused hundreds of delays and cancellations at area airports. in colorado, experiencing a spring snowstorm that left most of the state blanketed in white. in aurora, nearly a foot of snow caused a lot of carports to collapse. some of the heaviest snow fell on a town south of denver. two major highways shut down because of the whiteout conditions. wow. i'm happy that all that is out of our system. is that right, chuck bell? >> we're done with that kind of snow around here. in fact we were talking about it on friday, that lisa used to live out in coalle coal, by the time this weekend is done, they will be measuring the snow out there by the feet.
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will be digging out for quite some time. the same pattern which has kept it snow i and cold out west has allowed quite the beautiful stretch of mild and dry weather here. what to expect then through the day, going to be a nice day to be out whether you're going to capitol hill or out to ballston and arlington, great weather. nice cool start here this morning. good weather for your early morning jog or bike ride. quite a bit warmer this afternoon, our high yesterday was 74. today i'm forecasting 82. so a noticeable change from yesterday courtesy of a light breeze and plenty of sunshine. for now it's 52 this gaithersburg, 43 in frederick and manassas. so heading out for the early morning run, 40s and 50s how will quickly be replaced by 70s. we should be at or above 70 by 11:00 this morning. and highs today generally above 80 degrees. i'm going 82 here in town. sunny, warm and staying mild even in to the
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so if you're heading out on the town tonight, 75 as you're heading out and 65 by 10:00 under a mostly clear sky. and then going toward the weekend, a little bit of a cooldown coming our way, but nothing major. here is your weekend outlook, saturday likely to start out with cloudy skies and maybe risk of a shower early saturday, but saturday afternoon, saturday night look dry. and sunday looks simply amazing with temperatures back up into the mid-70s. melissa mollett has been a busy morning in first 4 traffic. >> very busy here. breaking news still in rosslyn. so the fire is now out at the rosslyn station. sounds like this is really wrapping up and going to be moving out of the way, but trains are still affected because of the fire there outside rosslyn station. so orange line single tracking between foggy bottom and blue line and silver line delays only running between wheelly reston east and ballston. as f
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bound 3rd street tunnel near new york avenue, crash blocking the left side of the roadway there. as you take a look at 66 and 95, no major problem, but we do have a report of some debris in the roadway inner loop. we're sending chopper there. commuters between alexandria and arlington are expected to get a faster ride starting today. the new traffic lanes just for them and the fine drivers could get if they're caught using them. also ahead, probably not the position you want to find yourself. wow. the close call for one paddle boarder enjoying their weekend out on the water.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" 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 advertising. 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."
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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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welcome back at 6:25. new this morning, oscar pistorius learns when he will be sentenced again. june 13th is the new sentencing date for the south african pair olympian after the court of appeals announced a murder verdict.pairolympian after the appeals announced a murder verdict. they had minutes to escape before a massive propane blast tore through their home. a house in anne arundel county went up in flames yesterday afternoon. look at these pictures. three large propane tanks were stored in a gage
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garage and are were able to get out. the fire melted the siding on the house and then caught nearby brush on fire. luckily no one was hurt. talk about a close encounter, a sdwag paddan diego border managed to come face-to-face with a whale. the whale just shoots right out of the water just a few feet away from the person on the paddle board. i think it happened so fast. a woman caught the encounter on her cellphone o. the person didn't even fall off the paddle board. >> they're nice. >> i think
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>> compared to a shark, right? >> what an amazing experience. seriously. so a pretty sunrise this morning. starting to peek out as you get ready to start your monday. chuck bell has four things you need to know before you head out the door. one of maryland's hotly contested races getting national attention this morning. why the battle for maryland's eighth district is the nation's most expensive. another issue at the rosslyn metro station. this time a small track fire. i'm adam tuss.
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breaking news right now on metro. adam tuss just
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moz r rosslyn metro station. what's the latest? >> reporter: the latest here is that there was a small track fire in between the rosslyn and foggy bottom stations. fire is now out, but service still impacted. take a look at the board here. blue line single tracking between arlington cemetery, foggy bottom. we also had other issues on the orange and stilllilver lines. so metro riders trying to figure out how they will get around the area this morning. i want to show you some of the response from the fire crews here earlier. there was a massive response here for what was a small fire. they were able to get on to the track, take care of that situation pretty quickly. but again, back out here now live, you take a look at the screen, you have issues on the blue, orange and silver lines getting through this area. riders will be single tracking through a lot of this right now. but the fire is out and hopefully i thithings start to out. for mor
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melissa. >> right now as far as what is single tracking, just zoomed into show us the screen there at rosslyn. orange line single tracking between foggy bottom, blue line and also silver line running between wehle reston east and ballston. north bound bw parkway after 197, left side blocked by a crash. southbound also just a tad slow. taking a look at the beltway overall volume looking pretty good right now and chopper over the inner loop there near gallows road, had report of a debris in the roadway, but seeing pretty typical looking monday morning commute. chuck bell, not typical weather i have to say. >> atypical, but atypical in the right direction. temperatures will be way above average today. sun is now officially up in our eastern sky there. good looking day. going to have a little hunt of s hint of summertime coming our way. 80s back in town today. pollen count ri
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best chances for rain not until late in the week. so a cool start, but temperatures in the 40s right now, but we'll easily climb into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees by realliy e later on. tomorrow will be a little blustery. we'll talk more about that coming up. and of course the whole 7 day at 6:51. it's 6:33. commuters traveling between alexandria and arlington will get a faster commute beginning today. the entire metroway route with its dedicated bus only lanes is open along route 1. it runs from pentagon city to the braddock road metro station. the bus only lanes are meant to speed up commutes in an area that gets congested by traffic. riders are hoping the new bus lanes will get them to their decembstination faster. >> we wait a lot especiallt
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lights. so now that they have their own lane and they actually get to go the wrong way in some parts which i think is cool, i think it will cut it a lot. >> drivers who use the dedicated only bus lanes can be issued a $200 fine. for other commuters there may be an slowdown because of water main repairs. paving will be through langley park starting around 9:00 this morning. you will see lane closures between piney branch road and new hampshire avenue. crews fixed a 12 inch water main that broke on saturday. and metro is shutting down one of columbia heights stations entrances to install two new escalators. the entrance on the northeast corner of 14th and irving streets will remain closed for nine months during the installation. escalators at the station's other entrances will be up and running. once it's done, all seven of the escals
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replaced. still no suspect in a double shooting that left one man dead and another in critical condition in prince george's county. it happened around 3:00 a.m. sunday more than. police were called to the newbury square apartments. one of victims died. a family is left picking up the pieces after this car slammed into their apartment. this was the scene on smooth stone way montgomery village. you can see from the pictures inside here the suv slammed right into the family's bedroom. police say that two people had minor injuries. and the outside wall of the building is badly damaged. still not quite sure what caused the driver to hit the building. virginia state lawmakers are set to vote this week on a plan that would hide the identities of pharmacies that supply execution drugs. a group of religious leaders are now rallying against the plan in richmond today. when virginia lawmakers return wednesday, they will also talk
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about a plan to show electric chair executions when execution drugs are not available. a local political race is the most expensive in the nation. the baltimore sun reports that the fight for maryland's eighth congressional district is the most expensive house race in the country. two democratic candidates are among the top spenders. david trone has spent nearly $9 million compared to more than $2 million raised by cath leep lee lean matthews. and continuing with decision 2016, presidential candidates are making a final push to win new york. both sides have a lot on the line in tuesday's primary. hillary clinton has been leading among democrats, but bernie sanders is narrowing that gap. on the republican side, donald trump continues to lead in his home state. ted cruz is now turning his attention to the next republican primary which happens in nearby
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maryland. they may not be the frontrunner, but john kasich and bernie sanders may be the most popular among voters. the latest nbc news poll showing both have a positive favorability rating. donald trump remains very unpopular with almost two-thirds of voters viewing him negatively. ted cruz and hillary clinton have similar favorability ratings. the poll is based on 1,000 interviews an has a margin of error of 3%. a developing story that we continue to watch in virginia where the search will soon resume for a fairfax firefighter who disappeared in shenandoah national park. what we are learning about the last time nicole mittendorff was seen alive. ready or not, tax day is here. what you still need to know if you haven't filed and the deals that can help perhaps ease some of the financial pain. . and breaking news on the rails right now, single tracking on several lines because of an
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fire is out, but the delays stickinaround. kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done. i'm kathleen mathews
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good morning. breaking overnight, the death toll from the massive earthquake in ecuador climbs to nearly 300 people. it's expected to go even higher. signs of hope, survivors being pulled alive from the rubble, including this little girl. we're live in quito. historic deluge. three inches of rain an hour falling around houston. roads washed out. schools closed. the downpour not ending any time soon. al is on it. theirs to lose? a new poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump holding into double digit leads heading into tomorrow's new york primary. trump setting his sights on the general election and the democratic front runner. >> crooked


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