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we're following a developing story at this hour out of prince george's county. four people shot including a woman who has died. i'm barbara harrison with the latest on evidence collected by police in this forest hill neighborhood. right now the polls are open and we have the four things you need to know as you make your choice for president, senate and congress. and those clouds are increasing pretty rapidly. we've got some rain on the way, but when is it going to be here? we're going to time it out for you, also maybe some severe storms coming up. news 4 midday starts now. a big story developing right
now, one person is dead in a quadruple shooting in forestville, maryland. kristin wright has been covering the tragedy for us. >> reporter: first i want to show everybody where this happened. just right out here on the street in front of these houses here. it's right across from this parn apartment building where there are a lot of windows, potentially a lot of witnesses to help police solve this homicide and quadruple shooting. detectives picked up bullets off the street. neighbors say they heard a lot of gunshots and saw a woman fall to the ground where she died. four people were shot right outside on hil mar drive in forestville this morning. >> sounded like they emptied a whole clip. >> reporter: a witness watching from her apartment said she saw a man firing before he jumped into a car that sped away. some people here are so afraid, they don't want to say anything. but reggie
stop. >> seems like people have no regards for human life. i don't understand it. i really don't. >> violence is not the answer. >> reporter: a car with a shot out window sat in the crime scene marked as evidence. neighbors are wondering if security cameras on the apartments across the street recorded the quadruple shooting. police are still looking for whoever fired all those bullets. >> we have homicide detectives out actively working to establish suspects and motives. >> reporter: no id on the woman yet. police have to tell her family what happened to her. >> it's a sad thing. all over again. >> reporter: at last check one of the men who was shot was in critical condition. the other two are expected to survive. back to you. >> thank you, kristin. d.c. police are working on a suspect description following a fatal morning stabbing. this happened in the 1200 block of north capitol street in northwest. a man found with stab wounds and later died from his iie
brand new details just in in the case of a 2-year-old who died last week after being left in her family's car for the day. the boyfriend of the victim's mother is facing involuntary manslaughter and child neglect charges. northern bureau virginia reporter says documents show the anondale's toddler's body temperature was rushed to the hospital with second degree burns where he body came in contact with a car seat she was sitting in. police say a routine may have led to fields leaving the little girl in the car. he's being held without bond. it's 11:03. a pedestrian is dead after being hit in anne arundel county. chopper 4 you can see there over the scene. major delays were going on while police investigated. soo as soon as we get more details we'll have them here on the nbc
the polls are open for maryland's primary races. here are the four things you should know. you have until 8:00 tonight to get in line. some first-time voters may have to present an id before casting their ballots. a driver's license and military id or u.s. passpor will all get you in. you must already be registered though in order to vote in today's elections. and finally expect to use a paper ballot today instead of a touch screen. news 4's derek ward is live in upp upper. >> reporter: if you saw voter turnout seeming lighter than expected, that's because early voting was exceptionally high this year all across the state. of course there are some dynamic races that people are paying a lot of attention to. the presidential race it's anybody's guess at this point for both parties' nominee. and there's the congressional race where more money has been spent than on any other race across the country. and of course hotly contested race to fill the seat vacated by
mikulski who is retiring. voting and election officials are pretty excited. >> you know what's great about today? we have new voting apparatus, which is very easy to use. you fill out a paper ballot and then it's scanned so we have an electronic record of your vote and we have the paper ballot to count if there's a dispute or close election. >> it's different. it's very different. i'm so used to computers now. so they reintroduce these paper ballots to us like, okay. >> we have to choose who we want to go up against and you're trying to find the best person to go up against him. so if everybody says, well, i'm not going to do it, well, the wrong person might get up there and then we lose and then what? >> reporter: again, the polls close at 8:00. you have to be in line by 8:00. and you will be allowed to vote even if you don't get
we're live in upper marlboro, derrick ward, news 4. >> thank you, derrick. if you need help finding out where to vote, open the nbc washington app. we have a link to the poll finder. just search polling places. we've got some rain on the way. and things are heating up out there quite a bit. in fact, temperatures already at 80 degrees here in d.c. you can see elsewhere topping out in the 70s. now, the northern shenandoah valley had maybe a few sprinkles out there earlier today, but of course they got more cloud cover because those clouds are moving in from the north and west and headed to the south and east. and we're topping out in the mid 80s today. some showers and storms as we continue into the afternoon i'd say any time after about 2:00. a lot of this is dissipated as its moved through, so maybe a few sprinkles dotting across the region. but other than that we're not looking at anything much more besides cloud cover at least for the next two
aft as i said after about 2:00 we're going to be possibly talking severe weather. we'll be talking about that m o coming up. a family lost their home and everything inside a giant fire. although everybody did make it out okay, six people were in the house when it caught fire. you can see all the damage that was done. montgomery county firefighters say that a grill on the deck started accidentally overnight. we are working to learn the name of a fairfax county homicide victim. a man was found dead inside an apartment in mt. vernon in that area yesterday afternoon. the woman who went to the south county government center to report the death is now being questioned. a neighbor we interviewed did not want to reveal her identity out of fear of retaliation. >> did you ever hear anything suspicious next door? any noises? any yelling? >> nothing out of the ordinary. you know, argument every once in a while, but nothing out of the ordinary. >> fairfax county police say
public. no charges have been filed. metro is still looking into the exact cause of saturday's smoke incident on the red line. it was narrowed in focus on a metal piece of a rail car that may have dislodged and touched the electrified third rail. the train operator reported a loud boom on saturday evening. that's when smoke started to pour into the front car. the train was between the tenleytown and friendship heights stations just before 7:30. no one was hurt. meanwhile, there's now a shakeup taking place within metro. news 4's adam tuss obtained internal memos detailing staffing change in departments including rail control center. one memo shows the rail director of transportation is on leave. the e-mail dated from before the smoke incident. tonight we could see the first real debate heat up over a piece of prime real estate in d.c. the fbi's j. edgar hoover building will soon come down leaving a coveted portion of
pennsylvania avenue up for grabs. cities in maryland and virginia are fighting over the fbi's plan to build a new headquarters and all the jobs and money that come along with it. tonight's meeting begins at 6:00 at the national capital planning commission in northwest washington. new fallout after a group of young singers is asked to stop singing the national anthem. we'll explain. plus, we have some new information about the different crime scenes where eight members of the same ohio family were killed. the illegal activity police are now looking into.
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right now we're learning more about those execution style murders of eight members of one ohio family as a manhunt for the killer or killers ramps up. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> reporter: this morning new details about the marijuana grow operations investigators say they found at three of the four crime scenes following the execution-style murders of eight family members in ohio. a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation tells nbc news the pot found was not for personal use. one location was an indoor facility with more than 100 plants. the other two were outside. >> there's plenty of places for people to grow marijuana. we're also a very, very poor county, one of the poorest counties in the state of ohio. and people grow marijuana as a cash crop.
aren't saying whether the discovery could point to a potential drug-related motive for the killings. one of the victims was a grandmother of the youngest survivor just four days old. >> that's my daughter-in-law on the way out there. >> reporter: her father suspects whoever did this was no stranger saying pit bulls on the property would have attacked an intruder. a police report reveals there were no signs of forced entry at one of the homes. in another twist the attorney general's office tells nbc news investigators have found cages at a crime scene consistent with rooster breeding. >> well, the one thing i saw was chickens out there. >> chickens? >> yes. this would be cockfighting chickens. >> reporter: all part of a widening around-the-clock investigation leaving this tight-knit community stunned. >> that was gabe gutie
have now been finished but results are not being released. today marks 30 years since the chernobyl explosion. several wreath laying ceremonies were held this morning to honor those who died. the 1986 explosion released radioactive material across 23,000 square miles. much of the region still has dangerously high levels of radiation. the ukrainian government has pledged to better shield the reactor after cracks recently started showing. ♪ a young choir singing their hearts out, but moments later they were stopped by two security guards. now officials at the september 11th memorial site say the staff was wrong to stop the kids from singing the national anthem. the guards told the group to stop as the performance could be viewed as a public demonstration. it happened last week while the
york city. officials say they are working with the staff to make sure that other impromptu student performances are not stopped. all right. right now get pumped up and rock the red with the caps. the capitals are holding an open practice at kettler iceplex. it all started about 45 minutes ago. if you're there you can also buy tickets to the upcoming playoff games against the penguins. we don't know exactly what dates those games will be, but the caps already put the tickets on sale. and a few we checked they're still available. ♪ get ready for some toe tapping music. you know from the american pops orchestra conducted by none other than luke frazier. locals already know him. he founded the national broadway chorus, artist in residence wi
orchestra and had two seasons as principle pops conductor on the fairfax symphony ork tra and only 31 years old. as a conductor we usually on see his back. welcome. great to have you here. >> great to be here, barbara. >> you've been around doing so much in the city at such a young age it's incredible. but right now you've got a very successful first season with washington's american pop orchestra. and you'll be conducting an evening of classics of 1960s music. tell us about that. >> exactly. well, we're offering a bird's eye view of a '60s cocktail party, a set, dancers, great music and a lot of love. >> where will this happen? >> lisner auditorium may 6th. >> are you going to have a stage like cocktail? >> exactly. like you're watching an apartment. >> will you have drinks? >> well, there will be drinks in the lobby. >> sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. what's the difference between conducting pop music and co
usual music? >> i think the popular music is so interesting in that it offers such a broad array of different emotional content in such a short amount of time. so with a lot of songs that are only three to five minutes long, you get a lot of different things very quickly. >> now, you often as you are here conducting an orchestra while you've got a singer, a performer or somebody blowing a horn or playing a violin. >> yes. >> how do you manage that with all that going on on stage? >> it's a lot of rehearsal and a lot of great camaraderie between the artists and myself. we work very hard to make sure that it's seamless between the. >> many use prepackaged concert programs, you don't do that. >> no. >> you create all new stuff. >> we wanted to throw out the old mold ask create something totally new. every time you see an american pops performance you're seeing a brand new program created just for that audience. >> are people pretty surprised when they see how young the conductor is? >> i do
a lot. i like to keep them at bay a bit. >> how old were you when you conducted your first orchestra? >> i was 17 actually with the west virginia symphony. >> wow. this is something you plan to keep doing? >> absolutely. >> what's in the future? >> this is just the beginning of what i hope to be a long and happy career. >> you've done some pretty innovative things in your life. this show that's coming up the 1960s music which will be the finale for the season for your pops orchestra, any surprises you want to share with us? >> well, i think it's interesting and i think audiences will be excited to see a different kind of pops program in that there's an entire story line that plays out during the evening. so it's that cross between theater and music. and i think that makes it even more exciting. >> tell us a little about the story. >> so the story is a lot of different romantic interests happening at one time. so you'll see someone fall in love with someone and then fall in love with someone else and ultimately end up with the person they're meant to be with. >> will we be able to sing along? >> absolutely with
franklin, stevie wonder, mitchell. >> that sounds so exciting. great way to end the season. what's the date again? >> may 6th at 8:00 p.m. >> tickets still available? >> absolutely. >> thank you so much. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> good luck. >> thank you. >> back to you. thank you, barbara. 11:19 right now. after the break, learn to be a beekeeper. storm team 4 is tracking rain, no real worries. ater this
welcome back. you may have heard of urban dwellers raising chickens. well, now a new d.c. program is not for the birds but rathder the bees. the city's department of parks and recreation is starting a bee keeping program. you have to live in the district, complete a 12-hour course. but then you can keep a personal hive at one of seven sites around the city. cool. well, in just a couple of hours there's going to be a lot more of this happening in the midwest. big hail, some the size of baseballs we're told. h heavy rain, high winds as well, millions are preparing for storms from texas to nebraska. many schools are also closed. how about here, lauryn? >> yeah, nothing like they do in the midwest right now where they have a ve
we were saying of seeing really bad severe weather. we have a small chance of seeing some severe weather around here. hail and gusty winds would be the main threat if we do see some severe weather. so we're going to have to watch out for that as we get into the afternoon. i know we have a few showers out there right now, so let's go ahead and show you what's going on outside d.c. looking wonderful. i mean, we've clouded up a little bit as we continue through the day, but all in all not too bad out there right now. if you're in the northern shenandoah valley you're getting a little bit of rain. temperatures already up to 80 degrees. and what's responsible for that are these winds out of the south and west. yeah, they're gusting up a little bit at times up to about 20, 25 miles an hour. so that's helping pump up that temperature. and you may feel that humidity pump up a little bit as well. so temperatures winchester into the upper 60s but everybody else trying to get to the 80 degree mark. we're headed to the mid 80s today. rain will be on its way by about 1:00 or 2:00. by the time
home that's when we're going to start to see some stormy conditions. rain will move out after about 8:00 or 9:00. there are some areas that could linger into the late evening. here's a look at that rain. okay, this is filled in a little bit. not sure if it's hitting the ground through baltimore and coming out tli winchester. you could be dealing with a few sprinkles out there for now. nothing back off to the north and west, but again, this will refill itself and develop as we continue into the afternoon after about 1:00 or 2:00. we do have a slight chance for some severe weather, mainly that threat is going to be northeastern maryland for that wind and for that hail as well. so here's the look at the future weather. you can see we've got a few showers that's tried to develop after about 2:00. and then it starts to really fill in as we go throughout the afternoon with some possible severe weather. as we get into the evening and even early evening, again, hail and winds are going to be the main threat. but big changes on the way. that's all coming up on that seven-day forecast with that cool weather, guys. ok
in news for your health right now, childhood obesity in the u.s. now affects 4.5 million kids and teenagers. researchers at duke university say a childhood obesity epidemic that started 30 years ago continues to rise. about 33% of american children were overweight in 2014. and more than 17% classed as obese. studies have shown kids and teens have severe obesity have a higher risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even cancer. i'm melissa at the live desk. police in the district are looking for two men in connection with an attempted abduction in northwest. now, take a good look at these drawings. police say this happened monday april 18th around 7:00 p.m. in the 3900 block of argyle terrace. the men offered the child candy and tried to get that child into their vehicle. one of the men described as being about 70 years old with gray hair and green eyes and a
tattoo in the shape of a beetle on the back of his neck. the other described about 60 years old and a nose ring in his nose. police say their vehicle is a white sedan or small white suv. the child told police both men had accents. angie. thank you, melissa. there are so many distractions in your car, so now the national traffic safety administration's putting a powerful message on the air waves. its latest distracted driving campaign is aimed at getting drivers off their phones. the safety agency says people aren't just making phone calls or sending text messages anymore. they say they're also using twitter while driving. the agency is also using social media to publicly try to shame distracted drivers. well, get ready to do some star watching this weekend. the big event bringing a whole lot of celebrities to our area. and the eaglets at
at the live desk, a juvenile has been stabbed in the district. d.c. police say a high school juvenile is stabbed in the 4300 block of 13th street in northwest. the victim arrived at the hospital around 9:30 a.m. not sure if this is a male or female victim, they are expected to survive. no word on a suspect or motive. back to you. thanks, melissa. and developing right now, we're working to learn more about a quadruple shooting in
also shot on hil mar drive this morning. they are recovering right now. prince george's county police have not told us any of the victims names. they also have not arrested anyone so far. heavy rains and flooding are just one of the concerns -- or a couple of the concerns of severe storms in the midwest today. people are also bracing for tornadoes and hail that can break through windshields, we're told. in a few minutes lauryn ricketts will be back to talk about whether these storms could threaten our region. maryland is one of five states holding primaries right now. nearly 400 democratic delegates are up for grabs compared to about 175 for the republicans. nbc's tracie potts goes into the race for delegates and whether a new cease-fire between the gop hopefuls will be enough to stop donald trump. >> reporter: as voters head to the polls today in five states, hillary clinton celebrates spring. >> it makes us all feel like there will be a new beginning,
nbc/survey monkey national poll that has her up by 10 points over bernie sanders, but sanders isn't giving up. >> i do not accept that there is no path for us. you know, let's not count our chickens before they're hatched. >> reporter: donald trump hit 50% for the first time in our weekly tracking poll as the other two republicans agree to split up their chances against him in three upcoming states. >> two tremendously failed candidates last week they're going to pick somebody like that? give me a break. not going to happen. >> reporter: ted cruz is already going after kasich supporters in indiana. >> if you don't want to see donald trump as the nominee, if you don't want to see hillary clinton as the next president, then i ask you to join us. >> reporter: but john kasich isn't telling his indiana supporters to vote for cruz. >> i'm not getting into that. things are not so plain and simple. i don't tell my voters what to do. >> reporter: but first, maryland, delawar
island, connecticut and pennsylvania today. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> and remember polls in maryland close at 8:00 tonight. we'll post live results as they come in on our nbc washington app. so make sure you have it downloaded. the votes are in, and d.c.'s new baby eagles now have names. the two eaglets recently born. the winning names are freedom and liberty. their parents are mr. president and the first lady. other possibilities for the names were stars and stripes, honor and glory, anacostia and potomac and freedom and liberty and cherry and blossom. this weekend president obama will take the stage at the annual white house correspondents dinner for the eighth and final time. will he bring the classic hokie punch lines or be equipped with edge jer comedy this year? female
network, pypo, it's not a typo, is joining us with a preview of the event. you're an insider and we want to start with the president. what should we expect from him this being his last one? do we think he'll hold back? >> i don't think he'll hold back. last year when he still had 18 months to go he said in my final term i'm going to accomplish many things. in fact, i have something that rhymes with bucket list. so i don't think he's going to hold back. >> he even brought in an anger translator last year, right? >> and he has great comedic timing. >> that's right. and speaking of president and presidential candidates, do we know if any of them plan to attend this year? >> trump has very vocally said he would not be here couldn't stomach sitting through a dinner with obama. of course. and the only person i think that would make sense to come would be maybe rubio. i don't think in the heat of the primary season that it makes sense for a presidential candidate to be a kind of a
he's probably going to bring it. >> he's going to bring it. >> what do we think he's going to do? trump says he's not going to be there, but i feel like he's going to surface. >> oh, he's definitely going to surface. i think in fact he recently told the media he was going to skewer him. but this whole election cycle has been fodder for roasting and comedy. you can't make this stuff up. >> they probably have more material than he knows what to do with. star sightings. >> yes. >> there's some -- i don't know i guess some people consider them big names, definitely for the paparazzi. >> right. well, we have a kardashian, that's always a big deal. >> that's right. the branding. keeping up with the kardashians, wouldn't surprise me if you saw the entertainment, e camera following them. we've got -- i don't think kevin's coming, but michael kelly, we have
is new to the show, she'll be here. to tony romo's always here. >> the regulars, yeah. >> connie britain. >> and then the ones that surprise you when they show up. >> they read about it on a thursday or friday and hop on a plane. >> hop on a jet and head over. i think lindsey lohan did that one year and showed up at every after party. >> that was a surprise for the planners for sure. >> speaking of parties there's a lot going on. >> i think there are like 14 parties. >> holy cow. >> from thursday to sunday. so i think if people feel like, you know, pulling a salahi and crashing parties would be a good one but it's a tough one because they don't release the location until 24 hours ahead of time. that's friday night. of course saturday night vanity fair the coveted ticket. >> nobody gets into that one. but msnbc is having a great party. >> see if i can get into
one. >> i might ask you for an invitation. there are just a lot of amazing parties. the onion is having a party this year on saturday night to honor joe biden. >> i like that. >> at the museum. >> and i feel like digital is breaking through. you're seeing a lot more in the buzz feeds. you're seeing tinder hosting a party. >> yeah, rock the boat. >> swipe the vote? >> oh, you're right. swipe the vote -- see, i'm not on tinder. >> i'm not either. >> i would swipe right for you though, for sure. >> all right. elizabeth, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. i'll see you around this weekend. >> it's going to be crazy. barbara. we're going to show you a light seasonal dessert that the chef calls foolproof to make. and a call for help after this kitten was stolen. how you can help find princess
spring favorite and enjoy eating it. >> one of the best things about spring eating is all the fresh produce coming to season, especially fruits. they are ripe and juicy and perfect for making desserts. my favorite part of the meal. chef alex here executive pastry chef joining us now with a foolproof cheesecake recipe. thanks for joining us. always nice to see you, chef. >> always nice to see you. >> is there really such thing as foolproof? for those of us who aren't chefs and who aren't used to making fancy desserts, what's the secret here? >> the secret is to measure everything out and follow the directions of the recipe. and really it is foolproof. there's no way that this cheesecake is going to lead you down the wrong path. >> okay. so where do we begin? how do you make this beautiful cheesecake here? >> this is a lemon whipped ricotta cheesecake. it's not too sweet. there's no flower in it. and there's no crust on it either. >> i saw that. that's interesting. so how do you make it then? you add the
cream cheese? >> there's cream cheese and sugar and ricotta and it's whipped up until it's nice and fluffy and then we add a lemon flavored cream, just a little bit, a few other ingredients to finish it off. then baked off. very straightforward and simple. >> i know you have some seasonal fruits to put with it. the strawberries are so red and ripe. >> you know it's spring when you see strawberries and rhubarb in the market. for us that's our favorite time of the year in pastry because we start waking up with new ideas, new desserts, new fruit come available. these strawberries are very special. they're the first of the organic strawberries that we get from california. the ones in this area become available in the markets maybe two weeks from now, something like that. >> how do you incorporate that into your cheesecake dessert? >> i like to keep the fruit as fresh as possible. so these strawberries are cut up so you just take off the tops, just like this. and then cut them up into just a couple of pieces so they're all the same size.
over here are pretty much all identical in size. a sprinkle of sugar to let them macerate and the sweetness comes out more intensified. >> is there a key for not making them mushy? sometimes i overdo it and it gets a little messy. >> if the strawberries are already a little bruised and damaged, they're going to be a bit messy. also if you do them and let them sit for too long in the sugar they are going to get very soft. >> rhubarb, same treatment for that? >> the rhubarb is poached in a flavored vanilla syrup. and it's really very straightforward. you just cut it up into small pieces, throw it in a poaching liquid. and i have the recipes for you to share with all of your viewers. >> perfect. you mentioned it didn't have a crust, but what about this topping here? >> this topping over here is an almond crunch. what we do is we pus the crust on top as opposed to the bottom. if someone has a gluten allergy or anything else we can substitute by putting on other crunchy things. this is a strawberry
we can put these as a garnish as well on the dessert. or put them right on the top where the cheesecake is and it becomes friendly for everybody. >> you finish with a little extra lemon. tell me about what happens next? >> so i'm a big fan of intensifying flavors. so this is lemon curd, which is a different recipe. we put a little bit hidden in the middle of the cheesecake. >> oh. >> and then we're going to add a little bit as well just right next to it over here. and over here. >> super. >> so when you're going on the plate you can go by and just have a nice intense lemon flavor with the cake. >> all right. sounds good. i'm going to taste its of course. >> go for it. >> lemon, strawberry. delicious. can't wait to eat the whole thing. chef alex, thanks so much for joining us. so this dessert is on the menu at the navy yard served with gelato at the restaurant. we didn't want it
set. besides dinner you can get brunch and lunch on the weekends. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> i want some strawberries. >> i want everything out there. we have pretzelpretzels, this id day to work the show. let me tell you. >> you said some changes are coming? >> yeah. >> hopefully good and not bad. >> were you ready for 60s as opposed to 70s and 80s? it's going to be a little cool. >> but with sunshine? >> little bit less sunshine. i mean, once we get after today. i mean, the sunshine's pretty much going away right now, guys. and we are stuck with the cloud cover for the remainder of the day. in fact, we're stuck with the cloud cover wednesday, thursday, friday. we could have a few peeks here and there, but really not that much. all right, those temperatures shooting up with that sun that we got earlier this morning. 80 right now in washington. it's 84 in manassas already. 80s fredericksburg and a little humidity making it feel on the toesty side. picking kids up
stop rain will be moving in after about 1:00 or 2:00 depending on your location. and we'll be watching for storms tracking on the storm team 4 radar after about 3:00 or 4:00 and you can see a little rain trying to reach its way into the region right now. you could be heading into a few sprinkles driving along i-66 or headed out that way especially going towards the shenandoah valley, but other than that more showers will develop as we continue into the afternoon. and we've got a big day of severe weather not only here but also into the midwest. here we've got maybe some small chances of some severe weather. that means we could have some pretty damaging winds, possibly some hail. so we'll watch for that as we get into the afternoon. the biggest risk, again, is going to be after about 2:00 or 3:00. here's a look at future weather. you can see those showers moving through our area after about 6:00. and then we even have a few lasting until late this evening. and then we'll keep some rain showers around for your wednesday unfortunately, and on thursday, and on friday. if you're headed
park, we already have temperatures on the warm side, a little humidity, add the rain could add some delays to the start time 7:05 against the phillies. thunderstorms likely, a delay possible as we continue through that game. hopefully they can get it in. that seven-day forecast coming up. i'm melissa at the live desk. just in it's official that indictment for the former nfl player known as johnny football, a texas grand jury indicted johnny manziel for the alleged attack on an ex-girlfriend. she told dallas police the former quarterback repeatedly hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out on january 30th. he says he is not guilty. he says she tried to jump out of the moving car and he dragged her back inside. he used to play for the cleveland browns but the team released him last month. he was indicted for an assault a misdemeanor charge that carries up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine. thank you. the washington humane society offering a $1,000 reward to get
d.c. police say a woman snatched the 3-month-old kitten named princess jazzy from the society's shelter on new york avenue on saturday. they say she walked out without paying while staff helped other people. if you know any information, please contact police. what a cute little kitten. well, do you go for sweet or salty snacks? what do you like? >> i like it together. >> me too. >> little sweet and salty mix. >> if you said salty, today is the day for you. it's national pretzel day. >> uh-huh. the secret to the best przel afteret t kids: he came here from rocky mount, north carolina. married 27 years. raised 6 kids. including 5 boys. he had grandpa move in with us. glenn: we loved having him as part of the family. it's what you do.
did you wake up this morning excited knowing it's national pretzel day? what better person to spend some time with on this suspicious occasion than washington's pretzel man himself, founder and owner of the pretzel bakery. welcome. >> hi, how are you? >> it smells good in here. >> yes. >> wow. you have an interesting story. you opened your store here in washington back in 2012. you say it's homage to your childhood. what's your homage all about? >> i grew up in philadelphia and pretzels are a huge part of the culture up there. everybody hears about the cheesesteak but don't hear enough about the pretzels. >> do they sell them on the street like they do in new york city? >> they would sell on every section of the median strip when i was a kid. i don't know if it's quite like that anymore. >> you have memories from your
what? >> my fondest memory is actually of my father who was a mailman. he would come by in his mail truck around lunchtime, scoop me up and take me to the factory where they would make the pretzels to distribute. >> oh, wow. >> so i'd be bouncing around on boxes of mail, eating pretzels. >> you said it was like going to the chocolate factory for you. >> that's right. for me at the time it was conveyer belts everywhere. you know, just a great memory. >> you must like salty things more than sweets, you go for the pretzel over the chocolate. >> yeah, for sure. >> okay. you brought us some dough. tell us how to make pretzels and make it. >> pretzels are basically bread. it's a simple bread recipe. >> what went into this? >> so this is flour, water, yeast, salt and sugar. >> okay. any bread dough you could make that. >> that's right. that's right. so thea
sugar, the sugar releases gas and that's what gives the bread rise. >> okay. >> so let's see how you make a pretzel. >> so we just portion off some here. and i like to roll it in my hands like that. and then we just roll it out into a rope. >> got to get it pretty long, right? >> yeah, yeah. and then you can -- now, we do our twists like that so our pretzels end up looking like that. it does take some hand strength. >> you do it and i want to watch. >> that's good. now you want to get it down on the table. >> so they can see what we're doing. can you see us? >> all right. you really got to lean into it a little bit. >> oh, yeah, i'm not getting mine nearly as long as yours. i'm going to pull it. >> no, you'll tear it. >> why don't we give you this one. so we'll do a beginner
fold it like this, twist it and come back like this. like that. we'll give you a shot. >> all right. fold it like this. >> there you go. and now just twist. >> oh, twist it and pull it in. oh, wow. and then they end up looking like this. >> like these pretzels here. so this is an everything pretzel. this is our salt and then we have -- >> what goes on top? >> so this is an everything pretzel, like an everything bagel, poppy seed, sesame seed. >> you bake it for how long? >> bake it for eight minutes and then boil it before we bake it and gives it nice color and crust and keeps the soft inside and chewy. >> i think i would like mine sweet. angie says she likes salt and sweet. i do too. i happen to notice you've got something but that's not chocolate whachlt is
>> that's cinnamon glaze. that's the closest thing -- >> i'm going to eat the top. >> and this is specialty item of ours. this is our pretzel bomb. so it's filled with nutella. >> oh, i'm going to want to eat more. one will never be enough. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> congratulations on national pretzel day. >> yes, thank you. >> we're so happy to have you here. we're going to go try it. >> are you really? >> yes. i am going to try it. >> you bring them in tomorrow, okay? all right. after the break a tribute to prince. 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
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celebrities have been finding ways to pay tribute to music legend prince. ellen degeneres will remember the icon on her show today. his appearance on ellen's first season was a really big deal. >> because most stars wait to see if a talk show's going to be successful, they wait to see if it's a cool thing to do before they say yes. he did it on the first season and it meant the world to me that he did that. >> and ellen describes prince as a genius and will re-air his first interview on the show. she also will share the legend's performance of his classic hit "kiss." you can catch the special tribute today at 3:00 right here on nbc. it was taped a while ago but you know it's going to be just as good. >> it's incredible how many people have such heartfelt feelings of loss with prince
>> yeah. >> we will hear a lot of his music i'm sure in years to come. let's check on our weather. >> yeah, you know, the forecast right now seeing a little bit of rain out there as we continue into the i would say midday. and then by the afternoon more of this is going to fill in. so let's go ahead and time it out for you. again, by about after 2:00 we'll see some of that rain move in and then that will continue into the late evening. some strong to possibly severe storms with hail and wind being the main threat. we'll keep some rain chances in for tomorrow and unfortunately keep rain chances on thursday as well and friday. temperatures a bit cool, topping out in the 80s today but in the 60s wednesday, thursday and even into friday rain chances again on friday. saturday and sunday dry for now. little bit cooler, more rain chances by the time we get into monday. thanks, lauryn. >> and that's going to do it for news 4 midday. thanks so much for joining us. we are back on the air this afternoon at 4:00. >> and you can get news and weather updates any time with the nbc washington app. you'll want to have it on tonight as we tell you about
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