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a busy apartment complex is the scene of a deadly police involved shooting. i'm barbara harris with what we know so far about the man killed on the balcony of one of those apartments. >> and i'm angie goff with new information on a missing firefighter from fairfax county. we're hearing from her emotional husband at a news conference that just wrapped up. >> and our summer in april weather continues. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with a look at when we'll have our next chance for some rain. i'm kristen wright at the live desk with the encryption battle between apple and the fbi taking place right now on capitol hill. news 4 midday
and developing right now, an investigation is underway into a police shooting. a greenbelt officer shot and killed a man on springhill court. news 4's mollett green is live at the scene and she can tell us more. >> reporter: this investigation still very much active. police still here on the scene. there's a large amount of space blocked off by the police tape. you can see the cruiser behind the tape. now, greenbelt police have not released the man's name or any details about why he allegedly fired a gun. we've learned from neighbors the man lived in the third floor unit less than six months. >> i heard gunshots -- >> reporter: a police-involved shooting late last night. this morning investigators collect evidence from this balcony behind the yellow police tape a greenbelt police car with a bullet hole in the windshield. >> you could be walking past at that time that he was shooting and been
>> reporter: that's what brought police here to the franklin apartments here about 10:30 last night. they say a 28-year-old man fired his gun from the third floor. police shot him after they say the man fired at them. >> at one point we created a perimeter and tried to get citizens evacuated safely. at one point an officer did return fire and turns out it did strike the individual. >> yeah, i heard it. >> reporter: sherry greer who lives in another unit is now rethinking living here. >> little shaky. the world is gone. >> reporter: now, the 28-year-old man died at the hospital. no one else hurt in this incident. and of course police continue to investigate. we're live in greenbelt, mollet green, news 4. right now two countries recovering from major earthquakes. first, that earthquake in ecuador. this morning the death toll rose to more than 400 people. take a look at this video. three
of a shopping center building that had collapsed. rescues like that are giving search teams some hope while they're working to find people as fast as they can. and the death toll is also up from the earthquakes in japan. we've learned that 45 people have died. japan is still dealing with some major aftershocks as well including a 5.5 quake that happened this morning. today, thousands of people don't have water or plumbing. several damaged roads and highways have also been shut down. and right now around the region we got some high clouds passing over. live view from the storm team 4 live tower camera. look how green everything is getting live view from the tower camera overlooking northwest washington. got the great greening underway as springtime continues to spread. but it's feeling more like summertime. already well into the 70s across much of the region. reagan national now at 79 degrees. nearby suburbs north and west of the metro area mid and upper 70s now.
low to mid 70s most locations. storm team 4 radar all dry. don't have any rain around the region. speaking of dry, we've got an enhanced fire danger. look at where there's a fire underway right now. that's coming up in just a couple minutes. >> thank you, tom. we've learned a woman died in a crash in maryland this morning. she was hit by a car in jessup on route 175. howard county police say the woman was trying to cross the road. they tell us she was 27 years old, from baltimore, but they have not told us her name. today marks one year since freddie gray died and thrust baltimore into the national headlines. rallies and vigils are planned today to honor the 25-year-old's death. gray died a week after suffering spine and neck injuries. investigators say they he got in the back of a police van. baltimore police say they arrested gray for carrying an illegal switchblade. his death then set off violent riots in baltimore. and six baltimore police officers face criminal charges in gray's death. tomorrow a judge will hear
officer to testify in another's trial. prosecutors want to force officer garrett miller to testify at officer edward niro's trial. they were the bike officers involved in gray's initial arrest. the december trial of officer william porter ended in a mistrial. also developing this morning, search teams are back out in the shenandoah national park searching for a missing firefighter from woodbridge. it's been six days since anyone has seen or had contact with nicole mittendorf. this morning her husband steve issued a touching message. >> sweetheart, i love you. i'm praying for you. i'm not sure where you are, but know we are all looking for you. and i look forward to your safe return. >> the 31-year-old was last heard from last wednesday via text. she was reported missing after not showing up for work on friday. her car was located saturday at the
canyon trail at the park. virginia state police say they don't suspect foul play. memorial services begin today. >> that's right. for fallen prince georges county firefighter paramedic john u ulmsnooul ulmschneider. a funeral mass will be held tomorrow at the same parish at 1:00 p.m. a private family burial will follow that. ulmschneider is survive d by his wife and 2-year-old daughter. >> today police say the man that shot ulmschneider and another officer will -- the resident told police that he thought the firefighters were intruders and feared for his safety. the firefighters were responding to an emergency call. i'm kristen wright at the live desk.
about encryption. right now a hearing on capitol hill. we are monitoring it. testimony from the fbi and apple follows their tug of war when apple refused to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. apple says they put all users' cyber security at risk if they help law enforcement with encryption. just a little while ago at the hearing the subcommittee asked the fbi's executive assistant director of science and technology if the agency can develop the skill to deal with encryption on their own. >> really need the cooperation of industry. we need the cooperation of academia. we need the cooperation of the private sector in order to come up with solutions. >> thank you. >> the national sheriff's association and the nypd are also testifying at this hearing. more later in the nbc washington app. back to you. thank you, kristen. upset parents are rallying today to keep two schools from
prince georges county parents are trying to stop elementary school from shutting down at the end of the year. the parents argue the district didn't follow rules from the state's board of education. they planned a rally in upper marl marlboro tonight. could be a cavs record, the team is one win away from advancing in the first round of the stanley cup playoffs. if they beat the philadelphia flyers tomorrow, it will be the first ever playoff sweep. this morning we're checking to see if dmitri is good to go tomorrow this after this fight last night. take a look at the video here. he's pretty much just slammed into the wall there. that is how things started. some players could be suspended for that fight today. a lot of fans threw a bunch of their bracelets. >> yeah. big game last night. >> i know. >> a lot of happy cap fans. >> we're ready for
well, your fitness tracker is collecting some information that could be used against you in a court of law. we're going to explain. >> plus, presidential candidates among the thousands have already voted in the new york primaries this morning. we'll have new poll results inc 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.
york, and presidential candidates are looking to win big. 291 democratic delegates and 95 republican delegates are at stake in today's primary. hillary clinton and donald trump both voted this morning. clinton is looking to expand her lead while bernie sanders tries to keep building momentum. clinton leads sanders nationally by less than 700 delegates. on the republican side donald trump is hoping for a sweep of his home state. new nbc news/"the wall street journal" poll has trump maintaining his lead nationally over ted cruz and governor john kasich. the poll shows trump with 40% support from gop primary members, cruz follows with 35%, kasich with 24%. the margin of error is about 5.5 points. nbc's trace si pots explains which candidates may have an edge. >> who are you voting for? >> reporter: donald trump voting in new york city this morning. a new nbc news/sur vee monkey
gives trump a new lead. >> no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. and no new yorker can vote for kasich -- >> reporter: john kasich a distant number two in new york is the only republican in our poll who beats hillary clinton. >> i can give blue collar workers, and i can get independents. >> reporter: ted cruz hasn't campaigned in new york in four days. he's already focused on next week's contest in maryland and pennsylvania. >> there are two and only two candidates who have any plausible path whatsoever to winning the republican nomination, me and donald trump. >> reporter: hillary clinton voted near her home in chappaqua this morning joking with the press around her. today's poll gives clinton a 7-point edge nationally, about the same as last week. but she leads bernie sanders by nearly twice that much in new york. >> i hope everybody gets out to vote. >> let us all do everything we can to make sure that new york state
a democratic primary in its history. >> reporter: sanders counting on today's turnout to make up a deficit of nearly 700 delegates. tra tracie potts, nbc news, washington. today, president obama is heading to saudi arabia. he's meeting with the gulf corporation council made up of the leaders of several arab countries. they're expected to talk about iran and the fight against isis and probably oil prices as well. and in developing story in afghanistan right now, dozens of people are dead after a terrorist attack. the taliban says that it was behind a suicide bombing on a government building there. 28 were killed, more than 300 people were hurt. after the bombing there was also a gunfight, but it's all over now. kristen wright here at the live desk again. we want to take you to oklahoma city. it is a somber, somber day there. today marks 21 years since the
oklahoma city bombing, if you can believe it. you're looking at a remembrance ceremony. 168 seconds of silence was observed as a tribute to the 168 people killed at the federal building in 1995, barbara. back to you. >> thank you, kristen. leaders in montgomery county are taking action against controversial lgbt laws. the county council plans to introduce resolution today condemning several laws in mississippi and north carolina. montgomery county lawmakers plan to urge the county executive to suspend official travel to both of those states. d.c. leaders recently passed similar legislation to what montgomery county is considering. and former prince georges county executive jack johnson wants his conviction and sentence set aside. johnson's serving more than seven years for extortion and evidence and witness tampering. his lawyers claim they have new evidence uncovering law enforcement misconduct in the case. he's scheduled to get out of pris
police are using to solve crimes. there might be a chance you're wearing one right now. we are talking about those fitness trackers. in a landmark case police just used personal information from one of those devices as evidence against someone. nbc's jeff rossen explains how it works. >> reporter: step after step your fitness tracker knows your every move, designed to help you stay healthy and lose weight. but it could be used against you. a fitbit just helped crack a case in pennsylvania. a woman claiming she was fast asleep, ripped out of bed and sexually assaulted. but when police got their hands on her fitbit, the real story emerged. she was awake the entire time, walking around, proving she made it all up. she's now on probation for making a false report. how critical was this fitbit evidence? >> well, it sealed the deal for
were looking at and we were suspicious, but the fitbit made all the difference. >> reporter: so exactly what information can police get off a fitness tracker? and how easy is it? to find out i went out and bought this fitbit surge. i'm going to wear it for 24 hours, then i'm going to hand it over to the police. you should know in a real life case if you don't voluntarily hand it over, they can try to get a warrant for it. we'll see what happens. first up today, i'm headed to connecticut. walking down the street right now and i'm wearing my fitbit. i know it's recording my steps. but who would ever think it's recording exactly where i am? that's right. i have one of the new models that has a gps tracker. and by afternoon i'm on the move again. lunchtime and hoboken, new jersey. then it's back to nbc headquarters. now i'm back here in new york city. and you can see i am at my desk in my office at 30 rockefeller center. and i still have my fitbit on. bedtime now and, yes, i am still wearing the fitbit to sleep. just
fitbit to detective chris jones. he's the one who first used the fitbit in that landmark pennsylvania case. and with my fitbit he does the same thing. plugging it in and instantly hitting the motherload of personal information. what can you see here? >> i can see immediately at 9:03 in the morning you left new york city and went directly to stanford, connecticut. >> it's literally drawn out on this map for you and you have it down to the minute. >> i can see it every minute, yes. >> reporter: how fast were you able to get this? >> in lez than one minute's time. >> reporter: remember, he's just seeing this data for the first time. >> here we can see you walking in hoboken, new jersey. see right here your heart rate as well as your pace is increasing. at this point here it just stops. >> reporter: i actually sat down for lunch on the map. that's where i stopped. he's tracking my every step on the map. >> so what are you doing at west 50th street and the avenue of the americas? >> reporter: that's nbc, that's where i work, that's 30 rock. >> i can see at 4:03 p.m. you were there. >> reporter: it gives you the exact time and where i was and the fact i was pacing around a bit it looks like.
>> reporter: it's not just my location he can see. >> i see you went to bed at 11:43 p.m. and woke up at 7:42 a.m. >> reporter: so if i told you as a suspect i was sleeping at 9:00 p.m. i couldn't have committed the crime. >> i would know you were not being truthful and that's exactly what happened in the case we have. >> reporter: now law enforcement across the country taking notice. is this the future for law enforcement? getting fitbits? >> when we have technology like fitbit, we're going to take advantage. and there's going to be something that comes out tomorrow and the next day and next year, and we're going to have to adapt and use that to help us do our jobs. >> jeff rossen reporting there. well, nbc did reach out to fitbit. they had no comment. keep this in mind it's not just the fitness trackers, your smartphone, your apple watch, all of those can track your steps, even plot your location. and police tell nbc news in this ever changing world they'll use whatever they can. just know that if you do have a device and police want that information they can try to get a search warrant, as jeff mentioned, for your fitbit,he
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michigan's governor will drink flint tap water to show people it's safe. rick snyder sipped the water at a home that had reported high levels of lead. for nearly 18 months people in flint drank and bathed in lead-tainted water. snyder has apologized for his administration's role in the city's water crisis. in news for your health, some scary information this morning. a new study says that some hospital workers do not wash their hands. researchers at the university of new mexico looked at the outpatient workers and more than 15 medical offices across the country. about a third of the employees skipped washing their hands despite the fact that there was soap and water nearby. so here's a question for you, do you ever find yourself losing your train of thought? i mean, how many times a day, right? can't keep track. doctors say it may happen when someone interrupts you or when a loud noise startles you.
rezer researchers at the university of california say it seems the brain engages a physical stopping command that interrupts your train of thought. they are now working on methods to train people to overcome those types of interruptions. we could use all the help we can get. >> i know, sometimes i'm wondering what the interruption was. >> exactly. now i'm all confused. >> just lose train of thought. right now you have a chance to help name two baby eagles. >> yeah, you'll remember the two eaglets, they hatched recently at the national arboritum in washington, d.c. if you go to our nbc washington app or the website, search the word eaglet to find it. voting ends sunday night. and then the names will be announced next week. what a great day to be outside, even for eagles i guess. they went through a lot of cold weather even with those little babies, haven't they? >> yeah, but they got their nice
and look at you, marilyn monroe -- >> i know. >> happy birthday, mr. president. >> i know. what a great dress. >> thank you. >> i love it. >> you should see the bottom part because it's all flared out. >> and pockets, the most important thing for the ladies. >> love it. >> but i think it's telling that we are all just ready for this summer. >> you got it. dress like angie, it's a sleeveless kind of day. and barbara too, as we've got the summerlike weather underway here. here's a live view of capitol hill live view from the capital camera. look how green everything's getting. it's looking like ireland here. we're all greening up quickly. there's the capitol under a mostly clear sky, but look atd the shenandoah national park. there's a wildfire underway there. this photo taken yesterday. it's over 2,000 acres now, the wildfire understood wway. they have the skyline closed from loft mountain to swift gap. watch out for that as we've got fire danger in the high
winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. very low humidity. this is fire making weather. we've got no rain anywhere in the vicinity. temperatures right now near 80 in washington. suburbs in north and west of the metro area a lot of skyline there, up around 70 at the higher elevations but in the shenandoah valley it's in the upper 70s. around the bay mid and upper 7 0z. a day to dress with summer like weather. short sleeves, shorts, sunglasses, put away the coat. great day for a bike ride, temperatures noontime hovering around 80, 3:00 in the low 80s. little bit of a blustery wind this afternoon. by 6:00 p.m. back down to the upper 70s. the pollen count is high. it is mostly oak tree pollen and it's going to stay high here for another couple of days. the azaleas are coming out. this photo posted on my twitter page this morning. share your spring color photos there as well as on facebook and instagram. then tomorrow up into the low 70
increasing clouds thursday. low 70s. showers looking likely on friday. that will wash some of the pollen out. then over the weekend looks great for outdoor activities on saturday, sunday and into monday. but a bit cooler with afternoon highs 60s to around 70. that's the way it looks. sounds good, tom. thanks. we are also keeping an eye on the severe weather to the south of us. deadly flooding in parts of texas, a look at the areas that are still in danger. and a very special interview in just a few minutes,
the mother of nba star kevin durant, w wanda pratt, she's from our area you probably know that, she's here to talk about
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right now we're working to learn the name of a man who was shot and kill ed by a police officer in greenbelt. police say a man started shooting at officers last night and the officers fired back. the man was 28 years old. apple testifying on the hill talking about if companies should give over information to the police. months ago apple refused to help the fbi unlock an iphone that belonged to one of the san bernardino shooters. the polls are open and stakes are high in new york. hillary clinton wants to widen her nearly 700-delegate lead, while bernie sanders hopes to continue his momentum. on the republican side donald trump is looking to sweep his own state. he's leading ted cruz nationally by less than
and kasich is far behind. right now, houston, texas, and nine surrounding counties are reeling from historic flooding. streets and highways are totally under water. hundreds of flights were canceled. schools are closed, but the good news the rain is finally starting to taper off, at least for now. nbc's janet shamlian reports. it was an unprecedented rain event in houston, as much as 17 inches overnight triggering flooding like the city hasn't seen in many years. and the fact it was so widespread, the warning from the national weather service was the largest flood warning it has ever issued. 6 million people in the path of danger. today the death toll stands at 5, all came from vehicles that had gone into high water at the height of the storm. no rain right now but there i
the ground in southeast texas saturated, bayous swollen and any amount of precipitation in this area will trigger flooding later today. >> the biggest assumption anybody can make is to assume the worst has passed. >> reporter: houston schools have canceled for a second day, number of roads are closed, the city is trying to find its way back to normal today. people are cleaning up. janet shamlian, nbc news, houston. fortunately, the oil fields and refineries in that region have not been damaged by the flood waters. barbara. developing this morning, metro will hold safety briefings this week after the federal transit administration tells the agency it needs to make critical fixes. the fta sent a letter to metro's gm highlighting more than 220 defects found during recent inspections. inspectors uncovered broken tunnel lights and problems with third rail shutoff switches, empty fire extinguishers and noted that employees were n
procedures. the letter says in combination with one another these defects create a systematic safety condition that significantly limits metro's ability to manage a fire or smoke emergency in the tunnel. metro says all critical items will be priority and will get attention. target is raising its minimum wage to $10 an hour for all of its workers. it is the second wage hike in just a year. target raised its minimum pay last april to $9 an hour. more than 300,000 employees will see their base rate go up next month. now here's landen dowdy with connecting on the go. >> reporter: new partnership to make your car smarter, hyundai motor and cisco teaming up on internet connective car technology. the latest alliance between auto and tech firms to expand services that hook cars to smartphones, home networks and urban infrastructure. the move comes as hyundai tries to broaden its base of customers by adopting dashboard application for potential competitouc
google. with your morning business report, i'm landen dowdy. so, now that we've got our own house, we also need our own rules. so up on the refrigerator we have two lists. the first list is your goals list. what are goals? >> goals are your dreams? >> exactly, baby. it's what you hope for. it's what you dream. and the second list up here is just as important as the other list, it's your chores list. >> that's a scene from a new movie premiering in time for mother's day, the title "the real mvp," the story of wanda durant, the mother of the 2014 nba most valuable player kevin durant. welcome. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> i just told you, you are such a hero to so many people and especially as a mother. you have done such a great job. >> thank you so much. i
>> you believe so much in your kids, you did and you do now. did you ever think you'd be the star of a film? a feature film yourself? >> no, i never thought this would happen to me. and i'm so grateful that it has happened, maybe somewhat expected. it came on the tails of my son's infamous speech or famous speech i should say 2014 when he won the mvp award. >> there's an amazing speech and we'll listen to a little bit of it in a bit. you raised your family here in the washington, d.c. area. how hard was it to keep your boys on the straight and narrow in a city? >> well, i think it was typical for all parents, really. but what i did was i kept my sons in activities that would keep their mind directed on the things i wanted them to focus on. and it happened to be organized sports at the activity center and in aau basketball. so that was a big
way i wanted them to go. >> and i know from the very beginning one of your biggest goals for your kids was a college education. >> yes. >> let's look a little bit from the movie on that. >> seeing my long shot -- >> he's got a point, mom. >> the only shot i care about is both of you getting college scholarships. >> now, what are you going to do when your kid gets a full ride scholarship to the university of texas and then the nba calls? >> well, you jump up in celebration. that's what you do first. but it was a long journey. i knew i wanted my sons to attend college. and i couldn't afford it. and so we used organized sports. and it was just what activities after school. but then i later learned as the years went by that it would afford them opportunity to go to college if they continue to work hard. >> and is that still an option? you still thinking about doing that? >> going to college? >> yeah. >> yeah.
he would get his degree. we talked about it as a family if it was okay for him to leave college early and i asked him to promise me he would go back to school. >> i know that that was a priority for you. >> yes. >> that most valuable player speech that he made brings tears to my eyes. and i've heard it several times. can we have a listen to it so people can remember this? >> made sure we ate, you went to sleep hungry, you sacrificed for us. you're the real mvp. [ applause ] >> you still remember that moment? >> yes, i do. it was so unexpected. i knew that he would mention me, of course. but i didn't know it would be to that magnitude and would resonate with so many people. i didn't know that it would kind of catapult me into where i am today, especially having a lifetime movie made about my life. so it was totally unex
>> well, you did an exceptional job. and i think that you want to send a message to other mothers they can do this too. >> yes. now i'm a motivational speaker and my primary audience is teenage mothers and single mothers and women in general. one of the things i tell them there were several times i wanted to quit. and i wanted to just give up on myself and on my children. and i told them but i never thought this would be possible for them or me. so i encouraged them to continue to fight, to continue to persevere and don't give up because you never know what the future holds. >> well, speaking of the future, i got to get this question in quickly because everybody's asking me to ask you, are we going to get him back home? >> well, it's still out. we're not sure where he's going to go right now. he's focused on the playoffs. they're 1-1 with dallas right now. so that's what his focus is. when the time comes we'll discuss it as a family. he'll make his decision. >> you going to have anything to say about that? >> i may have something to say about that. >> i
wanda durant, thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you. thank you. >> you are an inspiration to so many parents. >> thank you. i appreciate it. >> keep up the good work. >> thank you. >> and the movie incidentally we have to tell them where that's going to be. it's on lifetime television, just in time for mother's day saturday may 7th at 8:00 p.m. >> yes. yes. >> beautiful. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> angie. wanda, you got to bring the tissues when you come to see us. all of us in here crying. great to see you. you're an inspiration. >> thank you. a new list of the top high schools in the u.s. the local school in the top five. and caught on camera, a woman climbing into a zoo's tiger exhibit. we're going to tell you why
jumped over two fences that separate the sumatra tigers from zoo goers here at the zoo in toronto. the zoo says she wasn't really in too much danger but really could have hurt herself jumping the fence alone. zoo goers weren't too happy saying the woman set a bad example for the kids at the zoo. okay, so get this, you will soon be able to buy your products from cvs using an app and then go and pick them up curb side. according to our news partner wtop, cvs is expanding curb side pickup service. it rolled out the service last september and expects to roll the program out in more than 7,000 stores nationally by the end of this year. okay, you might have seen this in your social media feed. dr pepper fans, do not panic. "the huffington post" reports that a facebook post claimed the company sold its
and it's all a hoax. took to twitter yesterday to crush that rumor once and for all. and jimmy johns, this is absolutely true, they're going to be holding their annual customer appreciation day on thursday with one dollar subs. you can grab the deal between 11:00 in the morning and 3:00 p.m. and the company says sandwiches one through six on the menu are all included in that deal. eat up. back to you. okay, angie. doris roberts, friends and co-stars are remembering the emmy award winning actress today following her death. her spokeswoman confirmed that her passing was on monday. 90-year-old roberts died in her sleep at her los angeles home. she was best known for her role as a meddling mother on the show "everybody loves raymond." those who knew her best say she was not only funny but tough too. so talking -- i'm still tear y eyed -- >> i know.
every time i hear that kevin durant speech, as a mom, i mean, you know, it really does make you tear up. >> it does. let's talk about the weather though because that's something we can all be happy about. gosh, this dry spell though. i mean, we kind of need some rain. >> and we have as i mentioned earlier if you didn't see that we have a fire danger today. and you can check out the latest humidity and your temperature right near where you live the latest conditions and radar and all that with the nbc washington app, which right now is probably showing a temperature around 80 degrees where you live. here's a live view of the national harbor from our national harbor cam in prince georges county overlooking the capital wheel there. you can see a little bit of a breeze putting a bit of a chop on the potomac river. we have the wind picking up. great day to get exercise, get outside unless you do suffer from pollen. you do need to reduce your exposure outside if y do have an allergy because the pollen count's very high. temperatures well above the average. average high this time of year is 68. by 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, it's gg
and then back down to the mid 70s by 7:00 p.m. that breeze is going to be gusting around 25 miles an hour. storm team 4 radar no rain anywhere in the vicinity. all dry now. and the temperatures are near 80 in washington. mid and upper 70s north and west. around the bay low and mid 70s now. much of virginia now 80 degrees. cooler weather moves in tomorrow. we'll have it clearing out. the 40s tomorrow morning, afternoon highs low 70s. a delightful spring day increasing clouds thursday, highs low 70s, showers moving in finally that's going to be great to get the ground moist again and reduce our fire danger on friday. and also wash some pollen out of the air. then over the weekend we dry out again, a bit cooler. afternoon highs 60s to near 70. great weather for outdoor activities over the weekend and into monday as well. highs in the upper 60s on monday. that's the way it looks. thank you, tom. several local high schools are celebrating a big accomplishment. thomas jefferson high school for science and technology is once again ranked as one of the top high schools in the country.
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well, it seems pickles are not just for sandwiches anymore. we have some special guests to explain. >> while it's something many of us may never even think about doing, adding brine to foods and drinks. the idea easier with pickle brine in a can, this is genius. nice to see you guys again. >> nice to see you. >> so you have a little show and tell here. first of all, a lot of people might not understand what brine is. so explain. >> well, a brine is actually the pickling liquid that we use. it's a mixture of vinegar, water, salt and sugar and some spices. and in this case we've strained off all the spices from our hot chili spear brine and put in the can. >> so what i've tasted in your ho
>> exactly. it's all filtered. >> for full disclosures, gordy's makes the best pickle you could ever eat. you've expanded and now you have all these great products. tell me about a good cocktail you could make with this brine. >> you could make a dirty marti martini, but we want to have more fun. what we have on our can is a riff on a gimlet. it's a savory gimlet. and i can tell you right now how to make it. we're going to use green -- distillery based in d.c., and this is their seasonal. it goes really well with our brine. we use an ounce and a half of the green hat. a full ounce of our brine. >> very nice. >> and then half an ounce of fresh squeezed lime juice. >> yum.
>> we really emphasize the fresh. and then just a small quarter ounce of rich simple syrup. >> okay. so that's simple syrup you made ahead of time. >> yeah. it's just what little less water than normal. it's more concentrated. >> got ya. >> and you'll love this because i know you love this local place. this recipe's at -- >> oh, yeah. i love this all in the family. use the local stores. is this his recipe? >> it is. he's been working closely with us as we like develop new recipes. we're about to do a bunch of punches for spring and summer. just so people can utilize the whole can. we just came out with a two-can punch, essentially, that utilizes a can of beer, a can of brine. >> thank you. and speaking of beer, you can also cook with this brine. talk about some of th
>> yes. so there's some simple things. you know, when we first started to do a lot of things with this brine, when the brine was leftover we were adding some oil to make a nice salad dressing, like equal parts. that's great for salads. we also marinade meats. >> beer -- >> yeah, chicken. >> brine can chicken right here. >> yeah. >> there's so many things to do with it. and so many people are just leaving it, you know, right now everyone probably has pickled juice in their fridge but they just aren't applying it to other things. so we're trying to give people to think outside of the box. >> this makes it so easy. >> yes. >> you can buy it like this. >> you can. >> and you drink this right out of the can too if you don't want to cook or -- >> absolutely. >> this is the -- this is the gimlet that i'm not going to try, but i'm going to try the br
it's so good. just like the pickle. thank you so much from gordy's pickle jar. you can pick up these cans and make your cocktail. a lot of fun. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you. wonder how that works for diets? >> it might be a little sodium in that, i don't know. but it is delicious. i used to drink it right out of the jar. >> really? >> oh, yeah. my aunt carolyn taught me that from the south. >> and carolyn's still okay? >> oh, she's doing fine. alive and kicking. we are in for a midweek cooldown. >> that's right. tom is back with a look
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now to a moment that is going to melt your heart. >> a 7-year-old girl receives the surprise of her life when her military father comes home after a yearlong deployment. >> i will be safe. >> i will be safe. daddy! [ applause ] >> wow. she was surprised as she led the weekly assembly at her kansas elementary school. her father had been gone a year deployed overseas. he arrived home late after a 30-hour flight just to surprise his little girl. >> it was awesome. it was awesome seeing her smile. i almost started crying myself. it was life touching experience. it
something that doesn't get to happen every day. >> well, he says since he missed christmas dinner the whole family gathered to have a christmas and makeup celebration. you know that that was so much fun. something to be grateful for. >> those stories always make us cry. >> they do. i'm crying a lot today. who put this show together? >> tom, tell us about the weather. >> fabulous day. get out and get some exercise, bike ride, temperatures will be in the low 80s now all the way until mid to late afternoon. then tomorrow low 70s with bright sunshine, low 70s again with increasing clouds thursday. next chance of any rain that may not come until friday and we'll be in the mid 70s. then over the weekend a bit cooler, sunshine back though saturday, sunday and monday. each day's highs upper 60s to around 70 degrees. >> thank you, tom. that's going to do it for news 4 midday. thank you so much for joining us. we're going to be back on the air this afternoon first at 4:00. >> you can get news and weather updates any time with the nbc
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