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>> the national portrait gallery will have a photograph of the famed rock and roll artist. it will be installed in the this mem memoriam pace. just yesterday, fans played prince's songs and danced in the street in front of the warner theater. candles were lit at a bronze marker outside the theater. prince last performed there in 1993. fans are celebrating his music and commitment to civil rights. >> it was important to us and black lives matter because he was a huge supporter. but also embodied a lot of the resistance that we feel is really important. >> i saw him in concert in about 1985. and purple rain forever. i mean, prince will reign forever. >> a sign has
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in prince's memory. >> deejay donny simpson has plenty of memories of principal, he describes him as a prolific musician who was painfully shy. simpson described a funny encounter with the legendary performer. >> i bump into the lady in front of me and i said oh, excuse me, ma'am. and prince turned around. he had the long flowing hair, i didn't know. but he was so cool. he says, hey, donny. >> yeah, things like that always happen to tdonny. if you want on learn more about prince's life, head to our app and search "prince." two adults are safe thanks to the quick thinking of a pair of neighbors. the men said that they heard commotion around 9:30 last night on g street in prince george's county. when they realized a fire was raging inside of a home, the neighbors used a
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rip the bars off of a basement window that trapped the residents inside. >> seen the fear and there was no basement door. so immediately i got my truck and chain and pulled the bar off the window and that's when leon took and beat the rest of the window out and i got a furniture pad and i put it up so that they can climb out the window without getting cut up. >> prince george's county officers tell us take neither the adults downstairs or those upstairs were seriously hurt. investigators are working to find out what started the fire. it is now time to check our weather and traffic. chuck bell is standing by with a look ahead at the day. feels nice right now. >> does. i know you love these mild mornings and it's in the mid-60s already this morning. we'll get up in to the mid-70s later on this afternoon. finally a chance for rain. we hate that it comesn
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friday friday. you may need a backup plan for shower chances. dry for most of the weekend and a big warm-up coming our way for next week. radar this morning, no rain in the metro area. most of the showers are still west of i-81. there is a solid batch of rain out there, so rain chances will be increasing steadily as we go through the course of the day. rain likely along the i-81 corridor by about 7:00 this morning. by 9:00 a.m., rain likely in town before lunchtime today. we'll talk about the rest of the weekend coming up. here now melissa. breaking news on the roads this morning. outer loop before branch avenue, a big crash investigation seen there. police and fire still out there on the scene. only one right side is getting by that accident. so we'll have to keep you updated on that one. also another thing to talk about, inner loop at bw parkway, right side there is blocked by a vehicle fire. that could be clearing here in the next 20 minutes or so, but right now we
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side blocked by the vehicle fire. taking a look at 66 and 95 overall you can see it's nice and green, no worries there or any road work hanging around. coming up at 4:41, we'll talk about 270 and show you a live picture there. back to prince george's county now and another fire last night. this time in bowie. the fire chief says the three he people inside the home are doing okay, but their dog is missing. firefighters say the flames did not shred from the town home near the intersection of north view drive and mitchellville road and that they were able to put out the fire quickly. no word on a cause right now. traffic is moving again on the woodrow wilson bridge this morning. it had been shut down last night because of a suspicious package. however, police determined the box had just a bunch of loose wires inside. today we should learn whether the body found in the
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of missing fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. the body was found thursday afternoon. a suicide note was also found in mittendorff's car. meanwhile the website dedicated to finding mittendorff, her family posted a statement last night saying, quote, nicole has been found, our hearts are broken. well, prince george's county plans to crack town on gun violence. rushern baker and maryland's attorney general are expected to announce new measures today, aimed at strengthening handgun licensing laws. 4:35. today a community will remember the victims of the deadly violence at the deanwood metro station. john evans was stabbed to death at the station on april 11th. davonte washington was shot achd killed a few weeks earlier. both were 15 years old. the community will hold a
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this eefrpg and members will walk from the antioch baptist church on 50th street northeast to the metro station and pray for the community. parts aents are up in arms reports of elevated lead levels found in the water of three elementary schools in d.c. those schools include capital montessori, miner and pane in the capitol hill area. recent testing found the levels elevated but below what the epa considers dangerous. lead was found in individual sinks, water fountains in these schools. the results of the tests done bby the kept of general services were posted, but some parents say word didn't spread fast enough. >> it's so avoidable. >> the department says it's working with d.c. public schools to improve communications with parents. for the first time since the 1980s, d.c. leaders are
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a constitution for statehood. mayor bowser announced her plan on a special commission last night. the "washington post" reports has unanimous support. right now washington's 670,000 lack voting rights in congress. voters could see d.c.'s initiative for statehood as soon as november. this morning in decision 2016, a top aide to donald trump says he's ready to bring in the big bucks for the rnc. trump's convention manager paul manafort delivered the message with a private meeting with rnc officials in florida on law. he said trump is prepared to work with the rnc to raise the money necessary so that we will be well funded, his words, and prepared to do his part in the campaign, as well. you might want to grab a rain coat for you and the kids. but will it be clear by recess? chuck bell is tracking your school day forecast. developini
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the massive damage from heavy rain as thousands evacuate outside of houston. and president obama is meeting the queen in britain, but her birthday isn't the only thing on
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uber is offering a new alternative for toeswh
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feel safe walking through georgetown's campus at might. for the next two weekends, thursday through sunday, uber will offer a pay lot program giving discounted rides for supports between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. students can take a georgetown university safe ride shuttle across campus, but they often have to wait a while for it to show up. conditions are improving in texas where eight people have died in heavy rains. just yet, thousands of people had to evacuate a town just outside of houston. rivers are swollen. dams are holding record amounts of water. but while some are considered high risk, they're expecting to be okay. the rainfall is pretty much done. >> that's good news. 4:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. we'll get a little rain now, too. >> yeah, when might it start, chuck? >> most likely to begin sometime mid to late morning around the metro area. a little bit earlier out to the shenandoah valley. so m
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the first time in quite a while. storm team 4 radar shows for rain in the immediate metro area just yet. closest raindrops are just to the west of winchester. so bus stop weather, mild, most bus stops will be dry early this morning, but take the umbrella or you will look like a c-student for sure. showers possible as early as recess and maybe a rumble or two of thunder. so grab the jean, umbrella and maybe a hat. breaking news on this friday this morning. take a look at this, outer loop at branch avenue, actually between branch and st. barnabas road, we are shut down right now. this is because of bad crash that happened just a short time ago and the investigation that goes along with it. we will keep you updated on this throughout the morning because of the severity of that crash and of course as
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commute will just get worse for folks. also that problem we had bw parkway inner loop at bw parkway, that has now cleared out of the way. that was a vehicle fire. and take a live look here, 270 south at montrose, starting to see a little bit of volume, just because of a sign replacement they're doing. 270 south near democracy. and then it opens up south of there as you're headed to river. new controversy in the race for the white house. the new way donald trump is on the attack as maryland voters prepare to head to the poll next week. and new importance on moving over. use dangero situations that delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from.
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i'm molette green at the live desk. new details in now on the deadly accident of the outer loop of the beltway in prince george's county. maryland state police just telling us that accident involved a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle. it happened just before 2:00 a.m. the area that is impacted on the beltway between branch avenue and st. barnabas road, we've learned the driver of the passenger car has died. no other injuries reported at this time. we have a crew headed to the scene there and of course we'll keep you updated on the traffic impact with melissa mollett in first 4 traffic. that is the latest for now. back to you. how to the race for the white house. a lot happening on both sides this morning. the gop frontrunner could be moving more toward the middle while bernie sanders is vowing to stay in the race. tracie potts is live from capitol hillou
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>> reporter: let's talk about donald trump. his campaign manager says what you see in public isn't the donald trump you see in private. and that the more presidential donald trump will be rolling out soon. he is also commenting on north carolina's bathroom law saying that it's okay for transgender people to choose the bathroom of their choice. but then in an interview last night, trump rolled it back a bit saying that it's a state's rights issue and the federal government just shouldn't have in any say in it. ted cruz obviously opposed to that. trump is calling for both cruz and kasich to drop out and both are saying they're staying in. >> and speaking of the democrats and bernie sanders saying he doesn't want to back down even though his chances of clinching the nomination seem low. >> he says that he still has a shot at this and his ace in the hole seems to be the polls that say that he is a better shot at beating a republican in november than hillary clinton. he's banking on that to try to
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convince some of the super can te delegates to come his way. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill for us. thank you. and president obama is criticizing great britain's potential exit from the european union. he's meeting with queen elizabeth and prince philip this afternoon. and then prince william and kate middleton tonight. the president will also sit down with prime minister david cameron where they will talk about the eu and what great britain means to it. a major conversation about transportation safety is happening today in the district. both the national highway transportation safety administration and the faa are holding the safety briefing. they will discuss how safety lessons from aviation can be applied to the auto industry. how to identify and report human trafficking, that's what d.c.'s attorney general will be talking about at an event in shaw today. it's happening at 6:00 tonight at the shiloh baptist church on 9th
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event will raise awareness about human trafficking especially how it impacts children. 4:49. today the uber driver accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage in michigan heads to court. a judge in cal about made zoo will decide whether jason dalton is fit to stand trial. a recent psychological evaluation says dalton is competent. he's the charged with injuring two others in three separate locations back in february. he picked up iber passengers in between his shooting spree. advocacy groups are calling for people to take a stand on violence against transgender men and women. groups including the trans united fund and others are holding a vigil tonight remembering a trans woman killed at the red roof inn in rockville this past weekend. maryland state
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involved in this serious crash on the beltway is still in critical condition this morning. take a look at the scene there. the accident happened last thursday when a thriver came up along the shoulder of 495 after a hit and run and slammed into the back of 26-year-old ezra ganeshananda. that accident reminds us of the importance ever the move over law that requires drivers to move over a lane or slow down for emergency vehicles. it was not only put in place to protect police and emergency responders, but for all drivers when and if they have an emergency situation. maryland state troopers continue to investigation just how important it is to obey this law. >> when we're on the scene of collisions or when we're responding to collisions, the less drivers that are distracted on the roadways only increase our safety. >> the move over law is in effect in surrounding states, as well. chuck bell is coming up with weather.
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and we really want to know about today and one and done on rain? >> most live. very little rain chance for tomorrow. >> we need it. >> we do. nine days in a row without a drop at national airport. so about 3 1/2 inches behind in rainfall, so we could use the rain if for no other reason than to help wash some of the pollen out of the air. one chance is this morning, another chance coming in this afternoon. and potentially even a third chance as we head into the evening. not looking for any severe weather, but i couldn't rule out one or two rumbles of thunder mainly in the afternoon and early evening hours. you could get rained on at almost anytime today, but the highest chances are between 3:00 and 11:00 tonight. so just a few sprinkles around this morning. no big impact pacts outside early today. but for friday night, going to the baseball game being whatever you're going to do, have a backup plan ready on go. if you have outdoor plans, know where you will go in case it's rainin
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little rain before the sun comes up tomorrow morning, but we should be back to sunshine by saturday afternoon. here is the rain chances. first line of rain for this morning, another chance for showers coming in this afternoon p. and there is that third chance as we get into the evening hours. here it comes in here. and again, nothing all that heavy. rainfall amountsoff the next 24 hours probably going to be about a quarter to maybe half an inch of rain. here is the way future weather looks at it then. for this morning, try to get you started, but rain chances after about 8:00, 9:00 this morning. this is round number one. again, better chances for more showers and maybe a rumble or two of thunder this afternoon. here is the "7-day forecast," mid seven-70s with rain likely . saturday is mostly dry. sunday looks great. monday big warm-up, high temperatures back into the mid-80s by monday and tuesday. breaking news continues on the beltway. we have t
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shutting down the outer loop of the beltway between branch avenue and st. barnabas road. we're shut down outer loop of the beltway through that area because of that fatal crash and investigation. another thing we're still dealing with, inner loop at the american legion bridge, disabled tractor trailer trying to get that one out of the way for us this morning. live look right now 270 at montrose, could see a little bet of a slowdown headed southbound there, that is because of some sign work they're doing at democracy. and then after democracy it clears up. taking a look at 66 and 95, you can see overall 66 and 95 are rolling along and nice and green right now this morning. back here in ten minutes. one of our area's most popular places to hike on the weekends is dealing with a big wildfire. the danger as the wildfire tears through shenandoah national park before the another busy weekend. a remarkable recov
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the encouraging signs for a 19-year-old who was shot tosponding
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welcome back. a developing story this morning, a fire tearing through parts of shenandoah national park has now scorched 8,000 agernd i go acre. it's about 40%
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parts of the appalachian trail. flames pouring from a car on the side of route 301 near brandywine, maryland. prince george's county assistant fire chief darren ware happened to be driving by wednesday afternoon. he and a retired firefighter were able to pull a woman inside that are are car to safety. a prince george's county firefighter is doing better a week after surviving the shooting that killed officer john ulmschneider. here is a picture of 19-year-old kevin swain in his hospital bed. the morning side volunteer fire department tweeted it it yesterday with a message thanking the community for its love and support. swain and ulmschneider were checking the well pair of a temple hills man last friday. the man shot them as they tried to force their way into the house. do you remember this crash? the one that killed three members of a montgomery county family in february. now the maryland state highway
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this stretch of river road near whitman high school safer. one proposal calleds for eliminating left turns. some neighbors are concerned that that will back up traffic. instead, they want a traffic signal at the intersection of river road and pyle road. state officials say there are not enough left turns at that intersection to justify a traffic signal. a florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the capitol is headed to jail. douglas hughes was sentenced to four months behind bars. the judge called his message is publicity stunt. hughes says his only regret is wasting government sources. >> i'll never do it again, but, yes, it was worth it. i haven't apologized in the past and i'm not apologizing now. we need the reform. >> hughes says he would be willing to go to jail again in an act of civil disobedience in order to
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the boyfriend would police say left his girlfriend's toddler in a hot car is now facing charges in the girl's death. arlington county police say da'quan fields left the 2-year-olded in a hot car for seven hours on wednesday. he called 911 when he spotted her, but it was too late. officials say fields routinely drops his girlfriend's children off at two different locations but something may have enter represented that. >> terrible story. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m. breaking news right here at the live desk, we've learned one driver is dead in an accident on the beltway that has lanes blocked on the outer loop between branch avenue and st. barnabas road. maryland state police say it involved a tractor trailer and passenger vehicle just before 2:00 a.m. the driver of the
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traffic impact of all of this and melissa mollett will be up next with first 4 traffic. back to you. and good morning, everyone. i'm chris xwgordon in for aaron gym cris gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. looks like we'll have some rain for our friday. >> and i hate to give it to you on a friday, but that's just the way the cookie crumples sometimes. it's a mild start to the day. temperatures are 15 to 20 degrees warmer now than the same time yesterday. we're in the mid-60s across the region. 67 now at national airport, 65 in quantico. temperatures will gradually climb to the mid-70s. a little sunshine and then some rain, and then a little sun and some rain and a chance for thunderstorms, as well. not expecting much in the way of severe weather, but have the umbrella ready to go. 65 this morning, 71 at 7:00 tonight with rain likely. have your nats forecast coming up in a few more minutes. and

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