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years bringing high winds and a dangerous storm surge. it has the owe pension to impact labor day plans for people up and down the coast. >> as the hurricane gains strength, thousands of people are bracing for impact. we have team coverage. sarah rosario is on the ground but first we begin with doug and amelia. >> we've been tracking this storm and today it's become a hurricane. >> and it looked like yesterday was going to have a bigger impact on our area. thankfully, that's not the case. >> the storm itself coming together ofr the last few hours forming an eye. you can see that right in here to the north and west of tampa. that's where it will make
florida. it has extremely heavy rainfall. there have been tornado warnings out there earlier today. the wider view showing how wide this is. the latest advisory winds is 75 miles an hour moving to the east at 14 miles per hour and moving our way but farther to the east. this is continuing to track to the east and it's good news westward. we'll talk about the impact at the beaches coming up later on. right now, we have storms out there across our area and amelia is tracking those. >> it's still muggy out there. grab the umbrella. you'll be dealing with heavy rain. temperatures during the mid-evening hours, generally in the 70s, mid-to upper 70s, rain will be over by 9:00. here's the
4 radar. parts of montgomery county, fairfax traveling along 270 and into the beltway and district as well. bethesda at 6:40 here in the district, just after 7:00, annapolis at 7:10, i think once it moves through we are dry and it clears out. we're talking about the tropical storm watch over the weekend and there's always friday. >> friday looking great. even saturday now looking pretty good. this storm is moving in late saturday into sunday. much more about the impact in yaur ar your area coming up in a bit. >> thank you, doug. hermine is taking aim at florida as the governor there warns of a potential danger ahead. nbc's sarah rosario is joining us from cedar key with more o
measures being taken to keep people safe. sarah? >> reporter: doreen, as this storm continues to strengthen, conditions here are increasingly deteriorating. the biggest concern for people not in the path of the storm is the storm surge and the possibility of tornadoes. and for people already dealing with flooding, they are prepared for things to get much worse. with rough surf, gray skies, residents are bracing for hurricane hermine barrelling towards florida's shoreline. >> this hurricane is strengthening. we're going to see landfall about 2:00 a.m. >> we've done everything we can to prepare. >> their town is at the center of the cone while they plan to ride it
the same preparation gathering sandbags to keep the water out but in some parts it wasn't enough. >> this storm is life threatening. >> reporter: state offices were closed to give people more time to prepare as they warn of potential storms. >> the danger of life-threatening storm surge, this is a dangerous situation. >> reporter: others are bearing down, prepared for what's to come. and for people who aren't heeding that evacuation order, if they have to call 911, there will be no one there to save them. local officials say they will not send out first responders for their own safety saying that they don't want to put those first responders in danger to save those not heeding the warning that they told them
about. reporting live, sarah rosario, back to you. >> thank you, sarah. >> we'll update the facebook page with video and posts all night long. we turn to politics now. donald trump campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. this is one day after delivering a hard-line speech on immigration. trump is vowing that america comes first and that means that people that are here illegally will be deported. steve handelsman with reaction to the speech. >> it could be tough to figure out. just yesterday morning in mexico, donald trump was sounding a softer line on deportation but it's clear that trump believes an america first hard line can save his bid for the white house. hoping he is staging a comeback, donald trump in ohio today summed up his new push in two
>> it will be, from now on, america first. >> reporter: his meeting in mexico was great, he says. trump reassured u.s. voters. >> our greatest compassion will be for the american citizen. >> reporter: cheers of usa, usa and the crowd loved his wall. >> mexico's going to pay for the wall. >> reporter: he said it to day. clinton running mate tim kaine jabbed trump. >> it was like he choked, he caved, lost his confidence. >> reporter: back from mexico last night, trump doubled down on deportations. >> day one, my first hour in office, those people are gone. >> reporter: undocumented criminals deported, 2 million. 10 million in line to be
deported. >> he looked like a president. >> reporter: but to get to the white house, trump is choosing a hard line. >> which means, again, he's ignoring or undercutting his top advisers for week who is have broadly hinted that donald trump would turn away from across the board deportation. steve handelsman, news4. >> thank you, steve. a verdict late this afternoon in the trial of a man charged with killing his girlfriend's toddler. his name is osman sesay. a jury found him guilty of child abuse and assault in the death of the 23-month-old baby last summer. his mother left sesay with the child while she wasat
t he said that the boy wandered away and he found him unconscious. he's facing 965 years in prison. he admitted to strangling the mother of his unborn child and nearly stabbing her to death. tonight, he's in custody. and we're learning what may have stopped him from finishing the job in wheaton. darcy spencer is live in rockville where the teen appeared today. darcy? >> reporter: he had a very brief court appearance in district court. this afternoon, a judge ordered him held on a $5 million bond. according to charging documents, he confessed to the crime and said he only stopped the attack because he saw some gang members. police say dakota brothers was attacking the teen pregnant with his child. it happened off a path in a wooded area of kensington. a vicious assault that could have been deadly, according to court documents, brothers told
teen and the baby but he stopped. >> there was some indication that the defendant gave up on the attack because he thought he saw what were gang members coming in to the area. >> reporter: he's never been in trouble before but now at age 18, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. aid cording to charges documents, brothers stabbed the 19-year-old multiple times in her upper body and neck because he was not ready to be a father. >> he doesn't have a prior record. he doesn't have a juvenile record, any other criminal record. he's only an adult for five days. >> reporter: on wednesday afternoon, the 19-year-old victim agreed to meet brothers here. documents show they had consensual sex and then he strangled her unconscious. he told detectives that he wanted the victim and the baby to die. >> the child is alive. the child is in a dire situation in a local hospital. >> reporter: the victim was about six months pregnant. she was rushed to the hospital in
delivered by caesarean section had to be revived. she's still clinging to life. the baby's father just turned 18 days before the crime and started back in high school in wheaton where he's a sophomore on monday. the victim is a senior there. so again, the victim and the defendant attend einstein high school. i'm told that there were counselors there to help students who needed to talk about it. back to you, jim. >> thanks, darcy. coming up tonight, a family torn apart by tragedy. some changes are being considered after a mother and baby were hit by a car in a crosswalk. from the nation's capital to the nfl, cathy lanier reflects on her time as d.c. police chief and the most challenging part about her job in new york. coming up on
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not only am i tracking a hurricane but what is happening across our region. first off, the hurricane is making its way on shore right now and you can see the yellow box there, it's a tornado watch in effect for the state of florida. we've already seen a couple of warnings down there and heavy rain is moving on shore. the storm itself is just off shore. in our area, i'm tracking the rain moving through parts of fairfax county and montgomery county. right now,
area. pretty good wind gusts, in will move over the american legion bridge. heads up if you live around tyson, bethesda, vienna and oakton, that storm is moving your way. much more on hermine and what it means for your weekend coming up in just a second. developing now in prince george's county, three employees with the embattled head start program have been fired and three others have been recommended to be fire. they were under investigation for months. it revealed allegations of abuse against students. a student was forced to mop up his own urine and the investigation led to the county losing more than $6 million in
federal funding. 200 years ago, georgetown university sold slaves to pay off school debts. today, the president of the university apologized. his address began with an emotional moment as the crowd acknowledged that the descendents of the slaves. >> some have joined us here in person. some have joined online. it's with the gratitude and hume mi hume milt that i recognize your presence. >> georgetown will give those students preferred admission as they recognize those slaves. >> to be able to walk this ground, which was once walked by some of the 272 who were sold in 183a
experience this place, it's part of for me trying to understand how best to bring the immediame into our reality. >> the 272 slaves were sold by georgetown nearly 200 years ago. most of the slaves were sold to a plantation in louisiana. today, hawkins great, great granddaughter lives in the area where he was sold. they didn't know last year until they were descendent of a slave owned by georgetown university. >> just knowing that now, i feel that in a personal way. >> reporter: on campus today, students were reaktdicting to t apology. >> as long as they put the real
those descendents so they can take sole advantage of that, that will be a lot more productive than just paying a service. >> by apologizing, that's a good step and maybe they can go ahead and try to track down those that are displaced and let them go to college for free. >> now, reporters were not allowed inside for today's announcement and our request to talk to the president to get specifics on this plan was denied. what we can tell you is that some steps that have been taken already, they have renamed two buildings. doreen, back to you. >> mark segraves reporting, thank you. d.c. police chief cathy lanier is getting ready to leave the department after 26 years and almost ten years as chief. she'll take over as head of squu security for the nfl.
she'll talk to me about what she is leaving behind and what makes her most proud during her time as chief. she's the most popular public official in the district and that's because she's out in the community all the time. at crime scenes and also at neighborhood gathers. she meets with crime victims and their families. compassion is part of her mission statement and lanier's own personal story is inspiring to many. growing up in this area, she got pregnant and dropped out of high school at age 14. she went on to earn a g.e.d., then college and two master's degrees while raising her son full time. >> a young woman said to me, well, i'm not that smart. i won't go to college. i said, i wasn't that smart either. as evidenced by my dropping out of school and having my son so young. even though i wasn't so smart, i can outwork everybody. and everything i accomplished, i accomplished not because i was smart butau
for it. and so you can do that. and she said, oh, i never thought of it that way. >> reporter: lanier says the nfl's job offer came out of nowhere and she's excited about facing new challenges. >> i really have compassion about what i'm doing and i've been so passionate about policing but at the same time i didn't feel the passion for doing it somewhere other than here because this is my city. so i was afraid that there was going to be nothing that came along that struck that passion for me to want to do it. and this job really does. >> reporter: but first, she has to deal with some big lifestyle changes. >> that's the biggest challenge, you know. i have a real short turnaround and i've got to move to new york. so i think what's most stressful about this transition is the clothes. i've got to go shopping. i've got to do a lot of shopping. i'm 27
i have known what i'm going to wear to work every day for 27 years. >> she is the most proud, she says, of the relationship between the police department and the community during her term. her last day on the job here is september 17th. she'll report for work two days later at the nfl. she didn't say much about the challenges that she'll face at nfl like overseeing player misconduct and she's up for the challenge and really believes in the nfl mission or she wouldn't have taken the job. we'll be sad to see her go. you can see my entire interview on the nbc washington app. >> she's doing a heck of a job. a man who tried to assassinate president reagan is now just a few days away from freedom. new questions from safety after falling debris impacted riders on metro. i'm adam tuss at the bay bridge. a new crossing across the bay? does it have to be a bridge?
threat to florida and how it will affect our weather. >> it's going to have an impact on our weather. we're talking about the labor day weekend. if you live in d.c. to the west, not big of an impact. >> to the east, there is beach erosion, strong winds and lots and lots of rain there saturday night and sundays. >> a tropical storm watch, she'll talk more about that right through montgomery county and fairfax county, we'll see these storms come through the d.c. metro area in about the next hour you can see around gaithersburg, take a look at this around herndon. this will hit mclean and down towards d.c. within the hour but after that it should get out of here. if you're heading to the bruce springsteen concert, looking okay for them. you can see the eye developing. it's actually trying to redevelop and beco
it's supposed to make landfall tonight as a category 1 80-mile-per-hour storm. the latest advisory at 5:00. take a look at the track moving up across our region down to our south, farther south and east now. with more on the impact, amelia has that. >> 40 to 60 miles per hour, rehoboth, dewey, ocean city, sea isle, everybody here in pink with winds this strong we'll be talking about wind damage, beach erosion and that flooding threat was 3 to 6 inches of rain in play. look at your impact. only minor impacts here in the d.c. area as we go back there on the graphic
inch to half an inch of rainfall here in washington. as we look to the beaches, more rain. 3 to 6 inches and maybe even ten inches in some spots. storm team 4 by 4 and storm ranger will be out in the storm. the ranger will not be traveling around. we will put it in one location and it will send out a signal and it will tell us where it's raining, where it's not raining, where the heaviest rain is and we'll have it following hermine throughout the holiday weekend but again right now our focus, doug, is on the beaches. tomorrow, it's friday, right -- >> it is friday. >> friday is looking very good. love having storm ranger out there today. it will be on the nbc washington app. the weekend, again, not bad in the city but south and east, we'll watch that. the day of concern is saturday
90s, a record-breaking heatwave as we head towards the end of the week and weekend. we still send our camera and this is lynn net jones, you have got one heck of a crowd and i know you throw one heck of a party. how you doing out there? >> we're doing good, doug. we miss you so much. >> reporter: that's not my name on a dallas jersey, is it? >> yes, it is, doug. >> reporter: what do you have going on in your backyard today? >> i have my september babies
here. >> reporter: i love you, i miss you, i cannot wait to see you. i'm so sorry i couldn't be there myself. give everybody big hugs for me and, again, take off that cowboys gear. we'll be back. see you later. thanks for having us there in your backyard. >> miss, doyou, dougie. next at 6:00, there are cause for change after a baby and mother were hit in a crosswalk how the state says it will address the danger. four years, millions of dollars to explore the idea of a new crossing over the chesapeake. but some say there is an easier and faster way to do it. a piece of equipment that spacex was carrying
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being hit by an suv while pushing the stroller yesterday in lansdowne. a gofund me page has collected more than $37,000 to help the family. and as the community mourns the loss, investigators are trying to figure out how to prevent tragedies like that in the furt. >> reporter: teddy bears, balloons, remembering a baby boy. those who live here hoping this loss is never felt again and for some, safety changes are the only way to prevent that. a lansdowne mom, beverly, fears that her community's road is more dangerous. >> it is more and more common and this has been going on since
pedestrian crosswalk. this sedan was braking quickly and then swerving around him. others seeing him cross and come to a stop. >> we've got to do something to get his attention. >> reporter: while not knowing the specifics of yesterday's incident, ralph bono wants his drivers to be more focused here and he's using his elected position to ask v-d.o.t. to make changes. >> you also have a lot of hills here and curves and as you go to the west, you have three more unsignalized crosswalks, all of which have limited visibility. >> reporter: the supervisor says he took his concerns to v-d.o.t. they say their tests show that all of the signals worked as designed. that's the latest in the
county. david culver, news4. new details tonight in the release of the man who shot president reagan back 35 years ago. john hinkley jr. will be able to leave the psychiatric clinic he's been held. he was ruled to be no longer a danger to himself or others. he'll be required to participate in therapy and return to d.c. at least once a month for evaluation by doctors. metro right now trains are bypassing the rhode island station on the red line. it was shut down an hour ago after debris started falling from the ceiling. the same thing happened last night that forced the station to shut down around 8:30. metro is running shuttle bus service to
brookland station. we told you about the plan for a new bay bridge and other ways to cross that don't involve a bridge at all. adam tuss looks at some of the alternatives. >> reporter: building another bay bridge crossing, that could cost billions of dollars. but is there a way to do it cheaper, faster and maybe simpler? some say the answer is yes. call it a back-to-the future for the bay. ferries used to carry passengers and car ass across the bay. >> i think for the people who don't go out on boats, they should have a ferry system to go over and, i don't know, people would do it. >> reporter: alternative modes of transportation are part of this new study on a bay crossing, even a rail line could be considered and, most importantly, thisew
different from previous examinations because it will identify an exact location for a future crossing. >> governor hogan's administration said you have to start somewhere and this is a starting point. >> reporter: with the transportation authority -- >> we will have a very active involvement public process. listen for us. we'll be out asking for input. >> reporter: still, as bad as bay bridge traffic can be, there are critics of this entire $5 million study. stewart schwartz is with the coalition for smarter growth. >> we don't understand how they are setting priorities for transportation in maryland. the american legion bridge, that should have been task number one on the roadway network and bridge traffic can be addressed by other techniques like variable tolls that push drivers to cross the bridge at different times of the day regardless, this study is now in motion. let's say it all goes according to plan with this new study. we should have a new location for the bridge t
best pick by 2020. back to you. dramatic video as a rocket erupted into flames during testing. the impact is on facebook. families who lost everything in a deadly apartment explosion and who is helping victims start over. i'm not only tracking a hurricane, i'm tracking thunderstorms right now in our area. one of them coming down through the d.c. metro area, fairfax. i'll track these for you and show you what it means for the rest of your night coming up in just a mite. nu
a second explosion happened 20 minutes later. launch scheduled for saturday. a blast killed seven people in silver spring and more than 100 were left without a home. state officials hosted a financial recovery workshop today. government agencies and nonprofit organizations were on hand to talk to residents and help them plan their next steps. a gas like caused that explosion. it was at the flower branch apartments. the fairfax deputy who shot and killed a man last month was part of the team that restrained a woman last year while removed from her jail cell and later died. we're told the deputy was involved in both cases. last month, jovani
been released from the hospital but was having a mental health episode. he injured a man and ran towards the deputy with a sign post when he was shot. and this woman died last year after a struggle with sheriff deputies and a stun gun was used on her multiple times. she also suffered from mental illness. a new warning about an old irs scam making the rounds again. four things you should know before you answer the phone to make sure you don't fall victim. tracking hermine. the hurricane is just hours away from landfall in florida now. a closer look at the timeline
well, if you haven't received one already, you could be getting a fake call from the irs telling you that you owe money. >> i think i've had three already. >> the local attorney general's office has seen a recent surge in complaints and they don't appear to be stopping any time soon. susan hogan has what you need to know. >> federal investigators call this scam the most pervasive in history and highest in investigative priority. >> scammers, they don't stop at anything. >> reporter: she is the last person you would expect to get a fraudulent call from the irs. >> i'm a lawyer for the district of columbia. >> reporter
discriminate. she, like millions of americans, have told taxpayers they owe the irs money. >> in one day alone, they called me four times telling me that i had one last chance to respond to the irs or legal action, serious legal action would be taken against me. >> reporter: threatening calls similar to this one. >> internal revenue service. the reason is to inrm you that the irs is filing lawsuits against you. >> reporter: sally suspected it was a scam but many people fear the irs and believe it may be real. just recently, a taxpayer in loudoun county fell victim after receiving a call from someone impersonating the irs. but the call came with a twist. the caller demanded more than $27,000 to be paid with gift cards or the
arrested for fear going to jail, the victim paid it. callers demanding money via gift cards is the latest warning on the tax administration website. it investigates irs scams across the u.s. since october 2013, it found americans lost more than $44 million to the irs impersonators with maryland and virginia among the top ten states where taxpayers have been scammed out of the most money. d.c. ranked 42nd. >> so phone calls related to alleged irs stats are fraudulent calls. hang up immediately. >> a recent surge includes his own staff. his office is investigating the phone numbers behind the calls often with a local area code. >> who owns these numbers? once we were able to discover that, 'd
more information to see who is behind these companies. >> reporter: here's what you need to know. the irs will never call you and demand money. you will receive a notice in the mail. the irs will never e-mail you asking for money, never require a specific type of payment and never ask you to pay with gift cards. that's when you just hang up. >> there is no nonsense and serious sounding. >> do not fall for the irs scam. >> now, many people think you report it to the irs but you report the tax scam to the tax administration. we have a link where you can report these phone calls and more information to help you flag fraud. just open up our nbc washington app and search irs scam. >> tracking hurricane hermine and the impact that it could have on our holiday
be. if you're going towards the mountains or around d.c., i think you will be okay. chesapeake or beaches is where we will run in to problems. a couple of storms developing one right now in fairfax county we'll zoom in and show you where this is heading around falls church and around the braddock area and alexandria. this will clip downtown as well. i think the bruce springsteen concert will be fine, though. hermine is trying to get it is eye even tighter around the center, really trying to get that eye wall replacement going on now and really trying to become a very intense storm. 75 miles an hour it is
hurricane. tampa just went through a big squaw line. take a look now, this is a live shot of tampa down towards that region. we're right now in -- just in the middle of what is a little bit of a lull right now down towards the tampa region. do we have that shot, guys? there it is. maybe not at this location but this is tampa. gusts up to 30, 40 miles per hour with this but tampa is going to get spared the worst of this. one area that will not be spared is the panhandle, part of the panhandle and big bend area. this area of florida right along the coast here, you don't have a lot of people and it's not very populated. if this was coming in to tampa, millions would get hit by the brunt of this storm. this storm is tracking up to the north and making landfall into
its way across tallahassee. now, for us, let's look at the impact around the d.c. metro area. some rain but more east of i-95. mountains, by the way, west of the blue ridge, not bad at all on saturday and even sunday looking good towards the mountains. down towards the beaches, very heavy rainfall. 3 to 6 inches or more. some areas could see 10 inches of rain. gusts up to 50, 60 miles per hour. beach erosion and tidal flooding as well. heads up towards the beaches. tropical storm watch is in effect. saturdays and sundays, in the 70s. a high of 83. tomorrow is great. the weekend is on the stormy side, especially to the east. labor day is looking good and then calling for a record heatwave as we move towards next week. that sounds familiar, doesn't it. we've already have a couple of those. >> yet another. >> and now it's september. >> that means we're
it with your life. >> a rookie decided his workbook, nfl backpack belonged into a dumpster and then a redskins fan came along and discovered them and caused the controversy. these are pictures that josh shared with the junkies on 106.7. josh described them as the entire defensive play book with audibles, breakdowns, the whole nine yards. but they are working to get niece notebooks back asap.
>> get it. let's get it, baby. >> and that running back is all smiles after a night that most d guys only dream about. 50 yard touchdown, you're seeing right there, the highlight of the night. the mack truck likely to carry three running backs. now it's on everybody's radar. >> i pray god for everything. i wouldn't be here. hopefully it's good things. >> he showed up and made the decision even tougher. hopefully we can figure out a way to get together and coaching staff and figure
>> countdown is on now to the season opener. >> welcome back to the show. >> you know, let's go to the highlights. after 23 days, coming off a sweep of the phillies, we take a look at that 20 in 20 stretch. the record is 11-9. they have a lead and when they started the stretch, it was a lead over the marlins. how about jason werth? he's been heating up. four home runs. and now has 20 for the season. most since 2013. maryland and howard are playing, the first ever meeting. maryland is favor but a new
howard compete. you probably know him, cato june, the star at michigan. also on his resume, of course, the nfl, winning a super bowl ring with the colts' tony dungee. he's back at howard because he used to practice and now he's paid to be there and loves his work. >> being able to share my wisdom and bring my own personal energy every single day and really just getting them focused in on preparing their mind and body on a daily basis. >> it's great for me. >> he loves the game. all of the things that he's been through. >> so cato j
breaking news tonight, a life-threatening hurricane about to make landfall in florida. several states of emergency and concern stretching all the way into the northeast. spacex explosion disaster caught on camera. a rocket blows up on the launchpad, destroying a major plan by facebook. what went wrong? backlash. big fallout for donald trump from key supporters who say they were betrayed as trump calls for a major immigration crackdown. stopping pain without painkillers. some alternatives that patients are trying. what's working and what's not. and parents' nightmare. a big mix-up in the air. two small children sent to the wrong cities and a mom