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metro passengers encounter smoke. ready, set, vote. one white house hopeful makes a stop in our area. we're getting reaction to an unprecedented political move. right now, the victim is recovering and police are out looking for his attacker. this happened right outside wilson high school in northwest d.c. just as students were arriving for classes this morning. let's get to mark segraves who is live right outside the school. what are you hearing? >> reporter: this is not the first time police have been called here to wilson high school. it was last december where a student was arrested in this school for brandishing a handgun. then you'll recall the six wilson high school students that were charged in that beating at a metro station not too long ago. then in the past
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students here have been robbed at knife point just outside the school, but this time this morning the student was stabbed. the victim is a senior, who friends say regularly drives to school and parks in the nearby neighborhood. this morning as he got out of his car just steps from the school a man approached him and demanded his phone and money. >> there was a brief exchange of words. a struggle ensued and our victim was stabbed in the leg. >> reporter: the suspect dropped a knife and fled on foot. the student was able to walk into the school and ask for help. his friends say they were shocked to see their friend as he staggered into the school. >> saw him going into an ambulance and there's like blood. that's all i knew. >> reporter: that victim's friends tell us he is a senior. he is a member of the wilson crew team here. he recently got accepted to t
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he is expected to recover from his wounds. coming up at 5:00, we'll tell you about that other incident where a younger girl was held up at knife point just across the school. this time tomorrow many of you will be headed to the polls in maryland. that's made maryland a hot spot for candidates. john kasich just wrapped up a town hall in rockville. four of the five candidates for president are fanned out across the five states that are voting tomorrow. they're making a last ditch effort to earn votes. john kasich and ted cruz are trying a now tact to stop donald trump. kasich said he'll pull back on his campaign in indiana. cruz said he'll do the same for kasich in oregon a
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trump says this move is a desperate move by two puppets of special interests. > these are local republicans lining up to see presidential candidate governor john kasich speak here at the thomas farm community center in rockville, maryland. he and senator ted cruz have come up with a strategy to allocate their resources in states they think they can win in hopes of stopping trump. hi told me today one of the most important states is maryland. >> maryland is critical. we are running very strong in maryland. we hope to come out of there with some delegates. >> reporter: all new at 5:00, there are 14 gop candidates seeking their party's nomination to run for the u.s. senate
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candidates are doing to turn out the vote on the day before the maryland primary. back to you. tomorrow could close the door on bernie sanders bid with 384 delegates up for grabs. hillary clinton can't win enough to clinch the nomination, but if she has a good night, she could end up with 90% of the delegates she needs with eight states still left to vote. sanders wouldn't have another chance at a large haul of delegates before californians go to the polls in june. over the weekend, senator sanders promised to stay in the race until every state has voted. three firefighters were hurt battling a massive blaze at home. two were injured when part of a wall collapsed. all three are expected to be okay. meanwhile damage to three of the buildings is pretty bad. smoke and water damage has
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live there. they are spending the night in a hotel. investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started. this afternoon police have reopened the road near prince's estate. they had to close it last thursday as thousands of fans and mourners turned the area into a memorial. there's a chain link fence surrounding the property. visitors from around the world have been leaving purple flowers, notes, and balloons. new at 4, a delivery driver in jail accused of assaulting a police officer. police say they were called to tazwell street in arlington because of a dispute. when they got there, roderick watt became combative. he's now charged with two counts of assault on police and obstruction of justice. fairfax county police are trying to figure out how a george mason university student ended up dead. the 21-year-old was
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unresponsive at his townhome yesterday afternoon. investigators say he had suffered trauma to his upper body. he lived with his sister and his parents. a car was seen being towed away from the scene. detectives are searching for answers after a young man died after some sort of fight in a park in montgomery county. meagan fitzgerald has been digging into the store. >> reporter: this all happened at 10 cl:00 last night. we're told this investigation is far from over. in fact, if you look behind us here, you can see month comegom county investigators are still collecting evidence. it was an 18-year-old that was assaulted in this parking lot. that 18-year-old was taken to the hospital where he died. police are still look lg f
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with neighbors and coming up at 5:00 you'll hear from them and why they're saddened to hear about this death, but why they're not surprised. looks like one of the nfl's most popular quarterbacks will start next season on the sidelines. an appeals court reinstated the four-game suspension on tom b y brady because of deflategate. brady denies any wrongdoing and could appeal the ruling again. a major city has to pay a lot of money for a police shooting that left a teenager dead. why the mayor is not admitting any wrongdoing. another beautiful day today. we have one more in store. then a chance for some strong storms and a huge change in the forecast pattern.
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of the country. where driv
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news of a $6 million police settlement trended for hours today on twitter. that's how much money cleveland will pay to settle the lawsuit over the death of tamir rice. officers shot the teenager seconds after entering the rec center. rice had a pellet gun. a grand jury refused to i
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a federal civil rights investigation is now pending. there was no admission of wrongdoing in reaching the settlement. zblrge zblrge a group called stand up b. more is holding the event. the most violent protest was the day of freddie gray's funeral. it moved into the neighborhood where gray was arrested. this was the area where we saw that cvs burning and the pharmacy just reopened last month. the bill is the combination of homophobia, race, and class as a political issue. >> a rally in raleigh. they want a repeal. today is the state legislature's first day back at the state house where they passed house bill 2. the law limits protections for
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lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual people in north carolina. we have more about what both sides are saying in our next half hour. the metro suddenly run into a whole lot of trouble. now the question is why. first at 4, the smoke wasn't the only problem people encountered as they tried to get to safety. warm days like this no doubt have you thinking about summer and maybe your next
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metro is trying to explain yet another smoke incident. smoke filled a tunnel and part of the train on the red line saturday night. >> this kind of scene is becoming all too familiar. this time it happened between the tinley town and friendship heights stations. at the risk of sounding like a broken record here, what happened this time? >> reporter: that's right, chris. it is starting to get a bit repetitive at this point. we're talking about smoke in the tunnel. what we do know is saturday night around 8:00 a red line train was approaching the friendship station. smoke started coming into the train and riders started panicking on board that train. we actually talked to one rider who was on board the
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day. take a listen. >> the sound sounded like a cross between static and thunder that erupted behind us. >> reporter: right. he said there was a large, loud -- it was noisy. then all of a sudden there was billowing smoke that started coming on board the train. people started pushing, some jumping over seats to get away from the smoke. eventually, metro reversed the train to the tinley town station. nevertheless, this scene was all too familiar and all too similar to that deadly smoke episode over a year ago. >> there have been a number of smoke incidents. what is metro doing right now to fix the problem that is causing the smoke? >> reporter: right. it's a great question, pat. why do these things continue to happen? what's going on? a lot of it traces back to
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what happened here saturday, the pattern is it is an arcing insulator. a piece of the rail caught fire and started smoking. what they try to do is clean the material, clean those pieces so that there's no debris or anything that can catch fire. that goes from everything to washing down tunnel walls and other maintenance. >> was metro able to at least communicate to riders what was happening and how to safely get out of there? >> reporter: so often, chris, you hear from riders that they haven't gotten any communication during these episodes. a rider said it was 20 to 30 minutes and they got no communication at all about what was actually happening. it wasn't until the train started moving back to the
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were told what's happening. >> unacceptable. thanks for digging into that, adam. more extreme weather in the plains states. a hailstorm shut down a major interstate in kansas last night. the storm rolled through the saline county about an hour north of wichita. dropped quarter size hail. there was a brief tornado watch there, but no actual reports of twisters. you know whenever we start to see that weather percolating in the midwest, is that coming our way now? >> yeah, guys. we're going to see a chance for thunderstorms here during the day tomorrow. one or two of those could be on the strong side. nothing too severe. you mentioned kansas. they may have a tornado outbreak tomorrow. we'll be watching out that way as well. for us, another beautiful afternoon. lots of sunshine. 77 degrees right now. winds out of the south at about 9 miles per hour. that wind helping to keep things on the mild side.
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82 in warrenton. right along the chesapeake only 67 degrees towards annapolis. no rain tonight. tomorrow we do have a chance. right now, we do have some clouds moving in and a kind of system moving up to the north of us that's bringing in some clouds. another system is going to come through tomorrow night. here's future weather tomorrow. no problems. a mix of sun and clouds during the day. another very warm day. we get right back into the 80s tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon we see the chance for thunderstorm activity. most of the day will be dry. the first ones don't come in until 5:00, 6:00, 7:00. here's 10:30. this is when we could see some of the stronger storms. that's what we're going to be watching out for. the front moves down to the south. watch where this rain comes from. that comes in from the east. that is a much cooler flow.
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that means a chance for showers and drizzle on wednesday. i don't think we're going to see very nice weather as we move on through the next couple of days. tomorrow nice for the most part, but then tomorrow evening we have a chance for high winds, hail, even an isolated tornado not out of the question tomorrow night, but i'm not anticipating a severe weather event here tomorrow night. really not too worried about this. no problem getting to the bus. 62 degrees. nice and mild. tomorrow afternoon, once again no problems. i think those storms wait until after the 4:00 hour. temperature around 85 degrees. 80s tomorrow. 60s and some of you will stay in the 50s all day on thursday and friday. wednesday a high of 67, but take a look at wednesday during the day. falling temperatures, showers and drizzle. yeah, a time to get out the umbrellas and the jackets. two
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much over the last week and a half. they are local students making a difference. the invention that could keep you safe and how it's getting
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death, prince sold more than half a million albums and more than 2 million singles. a lot of music. >> that's going gold. meanwhile the tributes to the late musician are continuing around the world. we want to go live to billy bush in universal city on "access hollywood." what are some of the tributes standing out to you? >> i was at coachella over the weekend. there was prince tributes all the way through. the guy is just on fire right now. a country artist put on a tribute last night, "nothing compares to you." cube had the purple shoes and the purple
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most of the sets went purple, so it was all over coachella for the weekend. mariah has done stuff. bruce springsteen did "purple rain." elton john did it in concert. we lost prince on thursday. there was the autopsy and the cremation on friday and a private family service on saturday. he was almost ready. things were in order to move so quickly. there'll be a public celebration of his life to come, but it's kind of interesting how fast all of that went. >> so fast and so final for those of us who were just observing and who were fans. switching gears for a moment, billy, there was a lot of social media reaction to beyonce's big surprise, her new album. >> yeah. wow. i'm still processing what exactly i'm seeing here. beyonce has always said the greatest advice she got was from
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talk about your personal life. every song has to do with jealousy, revenge, anger, forgiveness, acceptance about jay-z and his cheating ways it has to be. the lyrics are incredibly specific and jay-z is participating. he's got a song. he's curled up in a ball and he's kissing her feet. i mean, the guy is participating for a reason. his wife isn't happy, but it's pretty insane. i can't believe what i'm seeing. >> it was shocking, billy, because this is a couple that's been pretty private and cagey about their personal life. this album puts it out there. >> for years, it was like are you married, are you married. they wouldn't talk about it. now they roll it all out. they're not sitting with diana
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>> we'll be looking for you on "access" tonight. it's where millions of people shop for food and clothing a week. the cost at the check out could be going up. these have been known to cause problems for children for
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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the name of the man who died after a fight in a montgomery park. oscar benitez died. police are looking for the man who tried to rob a student outside of wilson high school and then stabbed him as he was getting out of his car. that teenager had to walk to the school to call for help, but he is expected to recover. metro's general manager says he's not sure why a tunnel began to fill with smoke over the weekend between the tinley town and friendship heights stations. republicans ted cruz and john kasich have cut a deal to help each other in three big primaries. >> the goal is to cut into donald trump's delegate haul. and kasich has just wrapped up a rally in our area. steve handelsman is live in rockville with the latest on this story. steve? >> reporter: i'm at this thomas farms community center in
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rockville, maryland. one of the five states holding a primary tomorrow. this is a john kasich rally. pretty good turnout. kasich said zero about this new arrangement, but he and ted cruz cut their startling deal over the weekend. donald trump savaged his opponents for their desperate alliance to deny him the delegates he needs. >> they colluded and actually i was happy because it shows how weak they are. it shows how pathetic they are. >> reporter: john kasich is cooperating with rival ted cruz. >> if donald trump the nominee, hillary clinton wins. >> reporter: in arlington and new jersey, john kasich will take on trump alone. in indiana may 3rd, it's cruz's turn. >> john kasich has decided to pull out of indiana to give us a head-to-head contest with donald trump. >> i don't see thi
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deal other than the fact i'm not going to spend resources in indiana. he's not going to spend them in other places. so what. >> reporter: avid supporters are furious. >> it takes two guys, long time politicians, to try to get together to try and beat trump and yet they're way behind. >> reporter: bernie sanders dream to beat hillary clinton is running out of steam. >> we're going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. >> reporter: five states vote tomorrow. clinton and trump polling first in all five. to keep alive his hopes for a first ballot convention nomination, donald trump not only has to win big in all five of tomorrow's primaries. he's got to keep winning almost all of the delegates from this new team of
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from rockville, maryland, steve handelsman, news 4. the interest in these primaries has just been incredible. if you need to learn where your polling place is, we have a link to a poll finder in the nbc washington app. >> we want to know what you think about this deal between kasich and cruz. will it help or hurt trump? it's our flash survey this afternoon. call or text the number on your screen or vote on the nbc washington facebook page. right now, president obama is heading back to the states after attending a trade show in germany. the president announced the u.s. is sending 250 more troops to syria. the deployment is a mix of maintenance and logistics personnel with special operations forces to help local fighters. >> on the ground, but they will
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training and assisting local forces that continue to drive isil back. make no mistake. these terrorists will learn the same lesson as others before them have, which is your hatred is no match for our nation and our defense of live. a frederick, maryland, woman was arrested at bwi marshall airport after she was caught with a loaded gun. tsa officers detected a 9 millimetering millimeter handgun in in o-- in her items at a security checkpoint. some students from loudoun county high school are coming into washington tomorrow to be honored for their winning ways. they are the science, technology, engineering, and math studentse
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last month who designed a solar-powered alert system that can summon help along the wnod trail. a $120,000 prize for a school stem lab. >> our grant was in samsung technology, so our lab will consist of many laptops and monito monitors. we're reaching out to other businesses to receive grants for 3d printers and robotics parts. >> the mayor is already working with the students to do a test system along part of the trail that runs through the town. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein making a late
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because doug missed me. we're starting off this gorgeous spring day with gorgeous temperatures. the only problem is the pollen count, but it is a great afternoon for a run. we'll be back down into the upper 70s by 6:00 p.m. and by 7:00 and 8:00 back down to the low 70s. it will be a little bit cloudy. temperatures will be hovering in the upper have60s by the end of evening. we're in the low 80s across much of virginia. look at the difference in temperature. it's only in the 60s, but inland upper 70s. we'll take a look at our possibility for some strong storms coming up this half hour. a brush fire broke out sunday night in white marsh park in bowie. firefighters spent hours putting it out, but once they did they discovered a
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rock. the bowe firefighter sent out a tweet insinewlatiuating the cau the fire was by meteor rock, but they sent out an apology saying the cause is still under investigation. the dramatic rescue of the man in the bubble and it's caught on camera. the clock is ticking. why the experts say it is more 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.
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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.
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♪ your cosco membership could soon cost you more. a gold star membership may increase by $5. right now it costs $55 a year. an executive membership could climb $10. right now it is $110. the prediction follows a meeting with executives who aren't really commenting to the public about this. after dealing with a blizzard in january and a late start to spring, a lot of you are probably looking forward to taking a nice, long summer vacation. >> look, you're not alone. a lot of americans are planning to do the same thing. we have a look at some of the hot places to
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>> reporter: just in time for the summer 2016 vacation season comes word that more americans are going to get away this summer one way or the other. >> orbitz data tells us 75% of americans say that they are traveling this summer, which is up 7% from summer 2015. >> reporter: and the vast majority of those, 4 out of 5, plan to stay stateside because it can be so expensive elsewhere, especially europe. >> between memorial day and labor day tends to be the high season for europe especially in london, paris, rome. >> reporter: this summer european travelers are more likely to be booked to portugal, poland, or somewhere in scandinav scandinavia. >> other areas you might not have been on your typical summer hit list. >> reporter: vacationing domestically, a
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chicago, hollywood, and l.a. the top destinations this year. the cost of staying goes up. >> hotel rates are up 17% from summer 2015. >> reporter: cheaper still might be gas prices, which aaa predicts will be the lowest they've been in the last 12 summers. >> that survey by was done in march. >> they specifically talked to folks who had plans to travel within the next 12 months. you can help chase the future of a busy road in our area. first at 4, how you can weigh in on what's next for a road that thousands of you rely on every day. they might make laundry a little easier, but they're posing a serious health hazard. why there's
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summerlike now and then some big changes ahead as the week goes forward. yet another setback. why a convenience store theft is just adding insult to injury. first, new information this afternoon about the dangers of detergent pods. for years, we've been reporting about the hazards they can pose, especially to children under age 6, but experts warn that some of
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others. to many parents, these are a convenient way to do laundry, but to many children these detergent pods appear to be bright colorful toys in sizes that fit perfectly in their tiny hands. >> they put them in their mouth. as soon as they pop that container, it skirts quirts to back of their throat and the game is over. >> reporter: it can cause lung damage and more. >> we've seen comas and seizures and deaths. >> reporter: colleagues at nationwide children's hospital in columbus say between 2013 and 2014 alone poison control centers took more than 62,000 calls about children eating detergent pods. it is not just laundry detergents causing concern. more and more children are getting their hands on dishwasher packets.
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urging parents to keep these things out of their children's reach. >> we have child protectors so they can't open the cabinets. >> reporter: liquid laundry pacts have been associated with the most severe injuries in children. some manufacturers have adopted voluntary safety standards adding warning labels and making the switch from clear to opaque packaging. the group says warnings and first aid instructions are being standardized and will be prominent on packages, and they're calling for changes to the packets themselves to deter accidents, including making them with a film that has a bitter taste and being able to withstand the squeezing pressure put on them by children. >> un
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team 4 forecast. temperatures hovering in the upper 70s near 80 degrees. it really does feel like summertime, but the big changes on the way are coming as we're going to get a front moving in by tomorrow afternoon, but right now look at the capital dome gleaming with its new coat of paint. got quite a bit of cloudiness around, but the tulips are up. you can see the fountain there at the senate park. pollen count is up as well. high again. tree pollen, it is mostly oak tree pollen. you'll be noticing it today, tonight, and tomorrow until the evening hours when we'll get some rain coming in to wash some of it out. all dry from the beaches all the way to the mountains. just some clouds coming in overhead. short sleeves,
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sunglasses for the next couple of hours. i took this picture yesterday here in northwest washington. an orgy of azaleas out right now. many neighborhoods are looking like this. post your pictures. dining out tonight. if you're going out this evening, it will be mostly cloudy, but no rain around. back down to the upper 60s. waiting on the bus tomorrow morning and the metro, 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. in the mid 60s. after that as the front approaches on tuesday afternoon and evening that we'll likely get some showers and thundersto thundershowers coming in. >> a little sun back on wednesday and cool. the big change thursday and friday with showers. highs may only make it into the low 60s with occasional shower
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weekend looking dry. highs in the upper 60s saturday and sunday. another chance of rain coming in on monday. that's the way it looks. up and down we go. at least, i know you guys may be suffering from the pollen. it is going to get washed out with the rain coming in. a donation jar intended for the family of a slain virginia state trooper stolen from a convenience store near yorktown. this afternoon 25-year-old burrell is accused of taking it. the store was collecting money to help the family of trooper chad dermyer. the donations were to help his wife and his two children. tonight, you can weigh in on the future of braddock road. fairfax county transportation planners are hosting a community open house to talk about possible improvements. possible improvements include road widening, bike lanes, pedestrian
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parking, and even adding toll lanes. well, he tried to travel across the caribbean in an inflatable bubble. >> i don't think this dude realized that there's like a thousand miles between florida and bermuda. maybe he thought the bahamas. >> he tried. >> anyway, the mission was a bust. now he can be facing a pretty big fine from the coast guard. he had to be rescued yesterday after the coast of florida. the coast guard looked at his plans before he set out on the journey, told him he's going to be too dangerous. because he defied their orders, he could be forced to pay a $40,000 fine. he tried this same journey two years ago. it also ended with the coast guard rescuing him. we're working several stories. in the district, police are out in force and handing out tickets. they could cost
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$500. what they're watching for and why they could pull you over if you don't stop for others. two grandparents make a heartfelt plea. why they say their grandchild should have been treated differently when he was accused of downloading child porn. a grandmother here is seeking justice after her granddaughter is struck and killed by a vehicle right here in this intersection at old chapel road and 197. it happened last year. the driver has been charged with failing to stop or yield to a pedestrian, a misdemeanor with a minor fine with little to no jail time. this because the investigation revealed no signs of distracted driving. dynasty's grandmother says maryland law is missing the mark here. >> strike someone, call someone while they're on a pedestrian crosswalk and you pay pennies. >> reporter: coming up, how this driver could hit and kill a 2-year-old and not be
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serious charges. i'll explain. it's definitely not business as usual for state lawmakers in north carolina. the attempts to support and disrupt government workers amid that fiery debate over a controversial new law. >>
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a bathrobe worn by little prince george while he met with president obama last friday has sold out, of course. prince george was photogrhe
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bedtime meeting with the president and first lady when they visited kensington palace. the robe is sold for $39 by the u.k. company my first years and it does ship to the u.s. if you didn't get one, no worries. the company is taking preorders on its website. a swimmer from mclain, virginia is making history at harvard. he is the first transgender male to compete on a division 1 college team in any sport. he came out as transgender while swimming at harvard. today he talked to ellen degeneres about the amazing sport he got from the male swim team after making his decision. >> the men's coach talked to the whole team beforehand before he talked to me. he said, team, do we want to do this. do we want to let him on the team? they were like, yeah. that's been consistent since. >> skyler says it's bee
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adjustment competing on the men's team, but the amazing support from his coach and teammates has made that adjustment much easier. the 2016 legislative session started today in raleigh, and people both for and against the law made their voices heard outside of the legislature. we have more on the efforts, the latest efforts, to get the law repealed. >> reporter: in raleigh, north carolina, protesters greeted returning lawmakers with chance and petitions. more than 180,000 signatures they say calling for house bill 2, the state's so-called bathroom law, to be overturned. >> it is a cynical attempt to pit supposedly christian values against our families' best interests and morality. >> reporter: republican lawmakers passed the bill in a special session last month.
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the bathroom of the gender of their birth certificate. >> more leaders will boycott this state until hb-2 has been repealed. >> i believe that we will have more than democratic support for this bill if it was ever given in a vote in committee or on the floor. >> reporter: groups who support the law rallied at the capital on monday. >> for the right to privacy. i think it's very important that we hold on to our bathroom values. >> reporter: it's a cultural debate being waged in north carolina and beyond. coming up on news 4, for the second time in less than a week, a student at this high school is robbed at knife point. i'm mark segraves. this time the student
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spotlight on the eve of primary day. first, a developing story tonight. detectives are investigating a murder at a park in montgomery county. police say they still don't know what led up to the death of the 18-year-old, but in just the past few hours we have learned his name. meagan fitzgerald joins us live now from montgomery village. >> reporter: his name is oscar benitez and he was 18 years old. we've been out here talking to neighbors today. they say they've seen a number of troubling incidents in and around the park. this morning it was even more concerning for them after they had to watch a homicide investigation play out in this parking lot behind me. centerway park is a place many neighbors say they used to eny,
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the neighborhood is starting to change. >> a community that's been changing since we moved in. >> reporter: this morning montgomery county police continued investigating a murder from the night before. detectives say several people were in the parking lot at around 10:00 when 18-year-old oscar benitez was assaulted and taken to the hospital. >> police were called to germantown about ten after 10:00. >> reporter: medical staff called police to say benitez had died. meanwhile, the suspect took off. >> it is just concerning. >> reporter: many neighbors say they're concerned about what they consider an increase in violence and they're hoping it will end soon. >> unfortunately, though, it's not a surprise. >> reporter: police can't conclusively say this was gang related, but that is one angle out of many that they're investigating. they're asking anyone with in the commuy


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