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if this is your normal route, you will want to allow some extra time. live picture there right now, kristin wright just got there and can show us what is going on there. >> reporter: good morning. just a really, really awful crash. take a look behind me. crash involved a tractor trailer. appears to have crashed into the side, driver's side of a car. we know that one person has died. that was the driver of that car according to state police. traffic out here really just a mess, but improving slowly. we're north of temple hill road. only the right lane asthma lisa mentioned is getting by. moving but obviously slow. so now what happens is the investigation into how the crash happened and of course then this big truck and the car here have to be removed from the road. we're not exactly sure how long that will take. we'll certainly keep you
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as to when everything will be clear. and you can get by for the morning rush. back to you. i knew there was bars on there and they wasn't able to get out through the upstairs. the upstairs was on fire and there was no basement door. >> and we're hearing from two men who rescued their new maybes from a fire in prince george's county. their quick thinking kept a story from aring a very different ending. good morning, i'm eun yang. >> and i'm chris gordon in for aaron gilchrist. flames erupted last night trapping two people and a child in the basement of their home. megan mcgrath is at the scene with the incredible rescue story. >> more from her in a moment, but first we want to check in with chuck bell because the rain is starting to move in this morning. >> yeah, still dry inside the city limits, but rain showers across parts of the shenandoah
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valley. take a look on max 2. weather headlines for today, rain finally back in the forecast. weekend likely to start out with plenty of clouds on your saturday morning. but by saturday night and into sunday, skies will be clear once again. temperatures are in the mid-60s and highs today will get up into the mid-70s for a time. so it will turn out to be a mild enough day. radar shows nearest raindrop ons are just to the west of winchester, virginia at this point in time, but rain chances will continue to increase as we go through the day. so grab the umbrella. again, high today 75. chance of getting ra rained on,. and we're learning more about an incredible rescue. neighbors jumped into action when they realized the residents were trapped in the bampt of a home on g street. megan mcgrath is on the scene with more. this was a dangerous fire. >> reporter: very dangerous
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some very test moments. metal security wbars are great for keeping thieves out, but not so good in the case of a fire as we saw in seat pleasant. the fire was burning on the upper floors of this town home and two people a man and woman trapped in the basement, the only escape route was through the basement windows which were covered with bars. thousand, luckily two neighbors realized what was going on, they spla sprang into action and used a truck to pull the bars off. >> i seen hands out the window, so i knew that there was bhars n there and there was no basement door. so i got my truck and chain and pulled the bars off the window. >> reporter: at that point three seat pleasant police officers on routine patrol in the area, they happened upon the scene. everyone banded together, they
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window and they pulled the man and woman out. a lot of damage to the town home, but we're told everyone will be okay. and thneighbors say the man and woman that were rescued had just moved to this house not very long ago. back to you in the studio. >> megan, thank you. right now prince george's county firefighter are also to figure out what started a fire in a home in bowie last night. all three who lived there are okay, but fire officials tell us their dog is lost. the search for answer continues in fairfax county county. we should learn today if the body found in the shenandoah national park is that of missing fairfax county 1/2 nicoa firefi nicole mittendorff. a suicide note was also found in her car. r
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battling a fire in shenandoah national park. it's scorched 8,000 agnd i go acres. heavy smoke has closed down parts of the appalachian trail. sports teams raff s travel time, but idea he'd trip was terrifying for the university of virginia baseball team. >> their bus driver lost consciousness while driving through an intersection in miami in the middle of last night's rush shower. the bus krached into a tree and four other vehicles before stopping. virginia's baseball coach staff immediately started giving the driver cpr. even so, miami rescue officials are calling the driver's condition extremely critical. none of the bhaseball players ae hurt. and just got the transcript of the 911 call from prince's paisley park mansion. the unidentified caller tell
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unconscious person at that compound but there is a scramble to figure out the exact address and the caller says people are distraught. it's only when the caller tells the dispatcher an ambulance is needed at paisley park, the name paisley park is used, that's when an ambulance is sent and the caller reveals the person in distress was prince. back to you. an autopsy is planned today for music superstar prince. the iconic singer was found dead innen elevator at his paisley park estate in suburban minneapolis yesterday morning. that was where prince lived, recorded music and hosted concerts. the 57-year-old grammy winner made an emergency landing in ilg notice last week where he was taken to the hospital with what was described as the flu. he then canceled a pair of concerts in atlanta. he briefly appeared at a party at paisley park on saturday. today georgetown urs
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the forefront. a meeting today will focus on the public health and research efforts to combat the spread of the zika virus. it's being organized by the georgetown environment initiative. time to rock the red. caps taking on the flyers tonight. they're still just one win from making it to the second round. the game is back here in washington at the verizon center. home ice advantage. so you will want to plan ahead if you're going to be there tonight. hopefully this will be it for the flyers and we'll move on, bring home that stanley cup. >> they had some home cooking last night. so they're ready. plus the celebration will be bigger than if they had won wednesday in philadelphia. >> exactly. breaking news on the roads. >> breaking news on the beltway. we're talking about the outer loop here as you're approaching branch avenue.
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just the right lane, right shoulder getting by. another problem on 270, we'll talk about all of it coming up. something else we're keeping a close eye on for you this morning, the rain moving into our area. take a look at storm team 4 radar, all that green and blue headed our way. chuck bell will let us know if you will need the wipers on your drive into work. well, money meant for the family of a virginia state trooper killed in the line of duty. instead, it wound up in a thief's pocket. the theft might leave you wondering how some people can go so low. and parents outraged after finding out about elevated levels of lead in their kids' drinking water. and tt's not the only reasohan
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good morning. 6:11 on what is finally friday, everybody. and you do need to have the umbrellas for a change of pace after nine tdry days in a row. much better rain chances this afternoon into this evening. it will be a mild one. not much rain in the immediate area just yet, but rain along i-81 into far southwestern virginia. that is all coming in our direction. a look at the weekend coming up. tough morning on the roads. breaking news chopper 4 over the problem outer loop at branch avenue, fatal crash here on the left side of the roadway just the right lane and right shoulder right now are getting by. we have a four mile backup there. 270 south at montrose, this is a mess, as well. passing montgomery mall, only the left lane gets by. they're trying to replace a sign and having a har
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it is really slow. 270 there germantown to the spur, going to take you 30 minutes instead of 12. top of the beltway is very typical outer loop and inner loop. 66 inbound looks good. and 95 north quantico to the well way, no problems there. remember to listen on wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car. heavy rain set off a deadly landslide in authority eastern i said i can't killing at least 16. want you to take a look at video just in. crews are searching for survivors in a remote village. it's believed most of those still trapped under mud and debris are construction workers who were on the job at the time. back to you. so when are they going to -- they didn't say nothing to you? >> no. >> when were they going to say something? >> that is the reaction from parents upset over a report of elevated lead levels found in the water of three
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those schools include capital montessori, miner and been oig in the capitol hill area. recent testing found levels elevated but below what the epa considers dangerous. results were posted on the department of general services website, but as you heard from the parents, they were unaware. the department of general services says it is now working with d.c. public schools to improve communication with parents. today grief counselors will be on hand at fairfax county high school. it has been two days since a 16-year-old girl died after officers found her unconscious in a school bathroom. police say brenda soto was a sophomore at lake braddock secondary school. investigators to not believe that there is anything suspicious about soto's death or any threat to public safety.the about soto's death or any threat to public safety. pro prince george's county plans to crack down on gun
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announced today. the initiatives will strengthen handgun licensing law. that announcement is set for 2:00 this afternoon. 6:15 now. now to the race for the white house. gop frontrunner donald trump is stirring controversy over north care car carolina's new bathroom law. he says transgender people should use the bathroom of their choice. much of the republican party disagrees. this is all happening as trump moves toward the middle. his campaign says he's becoming a notimore conservative candida. and bernie sanders is not backing down. he says he still believes he is the democrat's best shot of winning the white house in november. sanders considers his ace in the hole to win over clinton's superdelegates. polls show him beating republicans by wider margins. looks like a congressman wants to you've into virginia's executive mansion. the "washington post" reporting that robert wittman is un
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nomination for governor. creating the virginia first fund pac means that he can start to raise cash to run statewide in 2017 while seeking re-election to congress. so far we've learned that ed gillespie is running along with ken cuccinelli. for the first time since the 1980s, d.c. leader are drafting a constitution for statehood. mayor muriel bowser announced her plan to a special commission last night. the "washington post" reports it has unanimous support. right how washington's 670,000 citizens lack voting rights in congress. voters could see d.c.'s initiative for statehood as soon as november. now to a crime cutting right into the heart of virginia. sheriff's deputies in york town say a man stole a donation jar full of cash from a 7-eleven intended for the family of fallen virginia state trooper chad dermyer. the trooper died at the end of march after a man shot and killed him during a t
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in richmond. and take a look at the scene here. flames just pouring from a car on the side of the road. this was route 301 near brandywine. the assistant fire chief happened to be driving by the scene wednesday afternoon and he and a retired firefighter were a able to pull the woman inside the car to safety. >> there was a person in needs of my assistance and i had to come all i could to assist them and fortunately i was able to stop a bad contain of events from getting any worse. >> chief ware said he was first to break through the driver side window, but the woman inadvertently hit the accelerator and the car lunged forward. you have just a few more days now to come up with names for the two adorable eaglets born at the national arboretum last month. voting started yesterday. it runs until 11:59 p.m. on sunday. their parents are mr. president
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there is a link to the voting booth posted by the friends of the national arboretum on the nbc washington app. just search "eaglets" to find it. the na names will be announced next week. a lot of people are starting to like the whole chuck and melissa idea. >> a i like the not philadelphia eagl eaglets. >> that's right. a long name. we can find a nickname for them. >> and also screech and beaker, we're big fans of the muppet show back here in weather and traffic. >> the swedish chef. >> screech and beak, they screech and have beaks. anyway, that's why we play the role of the old guys in the balcony back hooer. outside this morning, a mild start. cloudy, too. rain chances are inching their way up as we go through the course of the day, so grab the umbrella before you leave this morning. you can probably get to work without needing it, but you'll need it on the way home. rain chances across eastern west
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and there are a couple different opportunities for rain. first chance in the morning hours this morning, pretty light and mainly out to the west. however by lunchtime, rain chances start to move in to town. here is future weather at 9:00 a.m., most of the rain alone i- along i-81. but after lunchtime, here comes rain chances into the metro area. these areas of yellow and red here on the map, that's where we could have a rumble or two of thunder in southern maryland and more chances coming in for the metro, here is 5:00 this afternoon, likely to have at least hit and miss showers and potentially steadier rain down to the south, that continues through the overnight hours tonight. so there is a baseball game tonight. minnesota twins are intown. if you're on your way to the game at 5:00, showers are likely. there is a real possibility of a play. they should have enough dry weather to get the game in, but that is not a guarantee. then for tomorrow, here is future weather 4:30 tomorrow morning, still cloudy. couldn't rule out a quick sprinkle early tomorrow m
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tomorrow afternoon. we'll be back to sunshine by about 2:00, 3:00 at the latest tomorrow. so temperatures in the low 70s with the rain today. low 70s also tomorrow with the rain ending. and sunday looking very, very nice and back into the 80s on monday. it is a very tricky friday morning to get you to work. here is melissa mollett, where should we avoid? avoid the bottom of the beltway if you can. chopper over the fatal crash this morning, right now we now have two right lanes getting by outer loop at branch avenue. so that is an improvement. we still have about a four mile backup there. 270 southbound here at montrose road, we're still jammed, a five mile backup because of some sign work happening at the exit for montgomery mall. it is very slow because they have everything going down to one left lane. 66 inbound after 50, crash on the left shoulder there. blue and silver line delays because of track work between largo c
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road. and orange line delays to vienna, problem at cheverly. what would you do if you saw a man lying in the middle of a busy road? these by stand exerciers did no. the shocking video coming up. and something that had a lot of you sitting in traffic last night, but will you need to avoid the area this morning? the latest on the suspicious package found near the woodrow wilson bridge. and why the head of metro waders union
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are you ready to rumble? check all radar and all the rain. we might even hear some thunder. a closer look at that at 6:31. a warning now, this video can be disturb. it show as than beaten up, apparently robbed all because -- all before he's run over by a cab. this
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the man was in a fight outside of a 7-eleve7-eleven. and he's knocked unconscious and several people see him but leave him in the street and some appear to go through his pockets. and then you can see the taxi come around the corner and the cab hit and killed the man. his family is suing the 7-eleven and two taxi companies. the head of the metro riders union says she wants to step down. this accordinging to the "washington post." it reports that the group which started as an advocacy group began to have its own problems. the chair says she has to focus on family problems but hopes whoever takes over can work to get things done. this is aer story we first told but wednesday night and
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veterans are getting help with job training. these veterans can buy a tractor with the money raised and it will help them in a program that teaches them thousand become farmer. the arcadia center for sustainable food runs the program. today president obama is having lunch with the confine. he is in england to talk about great blit continritain's poten from the eu. the president is also meeting with queen elizabeth and prince philip this afternoon and prince william and kate middleton tonight. on the roads, a big problem at the bottom of beltway with some lanes blocked. and also another massive backup on 270. details coming up. condolences continue to pour in this morning as the music industry and world mourn the loss of prince. a closer
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icon is being remembered including the tributes that have a lot of people talking this morning. and good news for all you allergy sufferers out there. relief is on the way. the bad news, it's all because of the rain moving in to our area. but will it have an impact on your weekend pla? the nsan 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.
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breaking news on the roads. two big problems. one chopper 4 over this issue, is this the outer loop at branch avenue. a fatal crash, that investigation still there on the left side of the roadway. you can get by two right lanes here this morning. 270 southbound at mop troemontr still jammed trying to get a crane out of the way trying to go replace a sign at democracy. that is what is causing the issue here as far as backups. five mile backup 270 near montrose. southbound branch just after the beltway, a vehicle fire with the right side blocked. 66 and 95, overall pretty typical. 66 inbound at 50, that crash again is now on the shoulder. chuck bell, good morning to you. how aree
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awfully cloudy outside first thing this morning. first things you need to know about the weather before you head out the door, first chance for rain here in washington in the last nine days. rain delays are likely for the game tonight. the nat and twins play at 7:00. and dry for most of the weekend, though we could start out with a few showers first thing tomorrow. there is the rain right now, still mainly west of the blue ridge down in the central and southern parts of the shenandoah valley, but it's coming our way. so 60s this morning with rain becoming more and more likely with time during the course of the day. today's high 75 degrees. back to you. music icon prince has died at the age of 57. >> and the superstar was found dead innen he wi an elevator at paisley park estate in minneapolis yesterday morning. that was where rinse lived, recorded music and hosted concerts. the 57-year-old grammy winner made
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illinois last week where he was taken to the hospital with what was described as the flu. he then canceled a pair of concerts in atlanta. he hosted a dance party on saturday where he made a passing comment about his illness. >> he said, hey, don't waste your prayers on me. just wait a few days. and that's what he said. >> an autopsy is planned for today. that's the cast of the broadway hit musical hamilton, cast members paid a tribute to prince last night just one of many tributes made to the man many call a music legend. celebrities took to social media yesterday to share their thoughts on losing music icon. chaka khan ted
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and now he is at peace. and spike lee said i miss my brother, prince was a funny cat, great sense of humor. and a lot of people who worked with the super star tweeted as well. justin timberlake said numb, stunned. can't be real. jesse jackson tweeted in a he would play for his family and thanks god for his legacy. for more on prince and his impact on the music world, head to the nbc washington app. today a community will hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the deadly violence at the deanwood metro station. john evans iii was stabbed to death at the station on april 11 pth and davonte washington was shot and killed a few weeks before that. both were 15 years old. people are meeting at the antioch baptist church on 50th street in northeast tonight and then walking to the
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station. another vigil today, this one for a transgender woman who was killed at the red roof inn in rockville this past weekend. groups including the trans united fund, kasa ruby and the baltimore transgender alliance are holding a venlg i wiigil to. they're meeting at the montgomery county council headquarters at 6:00 p.m. the boyfriend whom police say left his girlfriend's toddler in a hot car is now facing charges in the baby's death. arlington county police say daequan fields left the 2-year-old in a hot car for seven hours on wednesday. he called 911 when he spotted her but it was too late. police charged him with felony child neglect and involuntary manslaughter. officials say fields routinely dropped off the children at two differeoc
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open thoris morning after it wa shut down for a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a box containing loose wires. and the dmv is suspending his new legislation that would have required first team drivers to pass a course administered by a private vendor. and that would cost money. well, that was set to begin on may 1. now the agency says it will take a deeper look at the impact of such a requirement on residents. if you plan to ride your bike this earth day, you may soon get a tax break in the district. d.c. council member anita bonds has introduced a measure that would exempt taxes on bicycles and cycling gear like helmets and tires. it would take place every earth day. bonds thinks
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encourage more bicyclists and will help protect the environment, as well. bicyclists say any help can be good. >> i think it's a wonderful idea. good to at the tifeat the time . >> several council members support the legislation. a new d.c. soccer stadium may have a name. the washington business journal says it will be called d.c. united stadium for now. crews are building just a few blocks away from nationals park. the business journal says the stadium could get a new name before it opens in 2018. soccer teams can get as much as $2 million in a stadium sponsorship. some reports are saying the redskins are talking to a top tier defensive back today. espn says josh norman will meet with the team at redskins park. norman played for the panthers this past season. he could sign for as much as $15 million a year. breaking news on the road.
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a big backup bottom he have tof beltway and another big issue on 270. details coming up. and will you need an umbrella? chuck bell is pinpointing the school day forecast. and a warning for people living in virginia. the bears recently spotted and what to do to help keep them out of your yard. if you run over somebody, it's usually because you were driving too fast or you didn't look before you turned or you didn't stop for someone in the crosswalk. always be alert. pedestrians don't come with airbags.
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conditions are improving in texas where eight people have died in heavy rain. s thousands had to evacuate yet but should be heading home. rivers are swollen and dams are ho holding record amounts of water. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist
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it's a hmuggy feel to an april morning. we'll get a few breaks of sunshine from time to time, but gradually clouds will win the day. 65 and mild at the bus stops. showers possible at recess time. maybe a rumble or two of thunder will this afternoon. so grab the umbrella. "7-day forecast" at 6:51. and beltway trouble has been a long lasting affair. breaking news on the beltway and 270. outer loop at branch avenue, have two right lanes getting by this fatal accident there. 270 south at mondtrose road. very slow, lanes have reopened and hov restrictions lifted for the morning only on 270. 66 west after glebe road, a crash there. travel times right now 270 is slow, german oun to the sp
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66 inbound and 95 north also rolling along just fine. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car. we are learn building a pair of bear sightings in virginia. two bears were spotted near the falls point subdivision thursday morning. wimd li wildlife officials say black bear sightings are common especially near heavily wooded areas. they usually avoid people but will be attracted to food sources. so it is best to secure your trash, pick up pet food and don't put meat scraps in compost piles. and watch your pets. >> good advice. we continue to follow breaking news at 6:42 after a deadly crash on the beltway. latest from our crews on the ground and first 4 traffic and whether or not your drive into work will be impacted. and what better way to welcome your new neighbors than to
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breaking news on the roads right now. outer loop at branch avenue, a five mile backup right now as you're coming around the curve because of the fatal crash there from overnight. two right lanes are getting by. so very, very slow there. we also have a problem on 270 we'll talk about more in just a little bit. but right now, kristin wright has been out there on the scene on the outer loop. any indication things might reopen
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>> reporter: it's really hard for me to hear you, but i can tell you that two lanes are getting by right now. they have towed away the car that was involved in the accident. but right now they're working on towing away the tractor trailer involved. we know one person was killed. the driver of that car. police are just beginning their investigation into how exactly the crash happened. it happened around 2:00 this morning. it has taken this long for investigators to come out and get everything situated and to tow away both vehicles. again two right lanes of the beltway just north of temple hill opened this morning. so moving pretty slowly but we'll let you know as soon as the rest of the lanes open back up here on the outer loop. back to you. it is now 6:47. we have a developing story this morning. music icon prince has died at the age of
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elevator at his estate in sub purcha suburban minneapolis. jay gray has more. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, you can see the growing memorial behind me as fans learned of prince's death yesterday, they started to show up here, drawn they say by the musician that they had grown up with here. many with flowers, with cards, balloons. that procession continued through the night and has continued into the early morning here just before sun rise. a lot of people really struck by this news searching for comfort they say as authorities look for why and how this may have happened. what we do thouknow is that paramedics were called here to paisley park yesterday morning. prince was unresponsive inside an
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this comes after he had a bout with sickness after his last and what thousand will be final concert in atlanta on his way home his private jet had to make a stop in illinois, moline is where he was. and went to a hospital there. spent a little time there, but was back here in the minneapolis area by saturday. and felt well enough to host a dance party where he said that he was just fine. fans saying that he looked great, sounded great. and then just a few days later learning that he had passed. this is an investigation that will continue. we know that the coroner will do an autopsy later today. so more information could be coming in the next few days. that's the latest here right now. back to you. i bump into the lady in front of me and i say excuse me, ma'am. and prince turned around. he had the long
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but he was so cool. he says hey, godonny. >> donny simpson has plenty of memories of prince. he describes him as a prolific musician who was painfully shy. and today you can pay tribute at the smithsonian national gallery of art. this photo taken by lynn goldsmith in 1993 will be installed to recognize prince's life. right now a family from bowie, maryland is looking for its dog. prince george's county firefighters say the dog disappeared last night did during a fire at the family's home near the intersection of authority vi north view drive and mitchellville road. all three residents inside are okay. no word on the cause of the fire. we should learn today if the body found in the shenandoah national park is that of missing fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. this as her colleagu h
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to work for the first time since her body was found yesterday afternoon. virginia state police also tell us a suicide note was also found in mittendorff's car. she hasmissing for nine days. firefighters are battling a fire at shenandoah national park, the fire has now scorched 8,000 acres. and is about 40% contained. heavy smoke closing down parts of the appalachian trail, as well. well, you can bet a rush show hour crash in downtown miami is not how the uva baseball team planned to start their weekend of games. the players were not hurt, but rescue officials say the bus driver's condition is extremely critical. they say the driver lost consciousness while taking the team from the airport to the hotel last night. the bus hit four vehicles and a tree before stopping. it is now 6:51. time for weather and traffic on
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start, but i think everybody is worried about how the day will end. >> we do need rain, but hate to get it on a friday or weekend. but the shenandoah valley fire definitely needs a little moisture from mother nature to help firefighters get ahead of that. so rain showers are on the way. but it's not a terribly wet start this morning. in fact haven't even gotten the rain to start just yet. there is a view of the rising sun and mostly cloudy sky today. what should you expect to experience? chance for several rounds of rain. a little chance of about lunchtime, a better chance comes in mid to late afternoon and best chance comes in after sunset. one or rtwo rumbles of thunder. things improve by the time we get it to your saturday afternoon. so the weather's impact, morning clouds, maybe a few sprinkles. no big impacts this morning. biggest impacts come friday evening and friday night. rain and maybe a rumble or two of thunder.
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you started first thing morning, but clearing out saturday afternoon. here is round number one and here is round two across eastern tennessee take will come in later this afternoon. so take the umbrella. temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s here this morning. by 8:00, light rain along i-81. couldn't rule out a passing sprinkle or shower here before lunchtime, but better rain chances come in after lunch. these areas of yellow and red in southern maryland, that is the risk of a rumble or two of thunder today and that continues into this evening. showers in the metro, thundershowers down to our south. by 6:00 tonight, here comes the second round of rain that may cause a delay or postponement of the nats game this evening. 64 now, we'll be in the mid-70s for highs today. and again if you're going down to the game, bring your poncho. showers likely and rain de
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a real possibility. should be able to sneak the game in, but if not, we'll for sure be able to play ball tomorrow. maybe a drop early tomorrow morning, but dry saturday afternoon and evening. mid-80s monday and tuesday. breaking news continues on the roads. we still have just two right lanes getting by this crash outer loop at branch avenue. a fatal accident from overnight, a five mile backup approaching that area. also five mile backup 270 southbound here as you approach democracy boulevard. that sign work is now out of the way and they have lifted hov restrictions for this morning only on 270 only. so that is really helping ease some of that congestion. 66 west after glebe, a crash there. southbound bw parkway at 202, the left lane getting by that accident. rest of the beltway looking pretty typical this morning. southbound branch avenue after the beltway, vehicle fire blocking the right side of the road. 66 overall
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along just fine. to whi a little slow 295 south after 32. a man and woman are safe this morning thanks to the brave actions of their neighbors. those neighbors ripped the bars off a basement window that were flapping the residents inside and it was a fire raging overhead. megan mcgrath has been at the scene on g street this morning. megan, what is going on how? >> reporter: well, people who were on the scene say that the man and woman who were rescued there the basement, that they they had just moved to the area and they have to be very happy that they have such concerned and involved neighbors. because it may have saved their life last night. a fire was burning on the upper floors and a man and woman were trapped down in the basement. the windows were covered with metal
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so they were quite literally trapped in that basement. two neighbors realized what was going organization that the residents in there, that they could not get out. that that's when they grabbed a chain and truck and they quite literally pulled the metal bars off of the win do is. and that is when they rescued the residents that were in that basement. >> leon beat the rest of the window out and i got a furniture pad and i put it up so they could climb out without getting cut up. >> a lot of dwanof damage to th, but everybody will be okay. the zika virus is the topic of discussion today at georgetown university. a meeting today will focus on the public health and research efforts on combat the spread of the zika virus. it's being organized by the georgetown environment initiative and begins at a9:
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good morning. uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to reach a settlement in crass action lawsuits with california and massachusetts. its drivers will remain as independent contractors and not employees. with your cnbc morning business report, i'm landon dowdy. four things to know before you head out, today an autopsy is planned for prince who was found dead at his home yesterday morning. the grammy winner made an emergency landing in i will foye last week where he was taken to the hospital with what was described as the flu. we should learn the identification of the body found in the shenandoah national park thursday. it's believed to be missing fairfax county firefighter nicole mittendorff. three adults and a child are safe after a fire in seat pleasant maryland last night. prince george's county police say a neighbor pulled the iron bars off the windows that were trin
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basement. lanes are beginning to clear on the outer loop of the beltway. investigators are looking into this, two lanes are getting by. take a look right now if we can, a live picture showing that all lanes actually just reopened. >> excellent news. and we have rain showers on the way. grab your umbrella. 80% chance you get rained on at least once today, 60% chans you will get rained on twice. >> all right. thank you, chuck. >> thanks for being with us. >> have great day. 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
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