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doug, the hero father, what we're hearing about the death of a beloved panda with ties to our area. new video this morning of the heavy snow coming down in "news 4 today" starts now. good friday morning to you. hope you're having a good one. i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff in for eun yang and -- >> i'm amelia draper. >> you get three a's are here. >> we have your weekend started here. >> that weather, the look of that is just frightening to me. i don't want to see any of that yet. >> thankfully that's not coming our way. we are tracking lake-effect snow on storm team 4 radar. a lot of that coming off lake erie right now. reports of snowshowers in garrett county on twitter. that's a good thing for wisp. what a grade idea to head out there and enjoy the winterlike weather out that way not in our area, though. be
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around the clear spring area and along 70 this morning out by washington county, but for most of us it's a completely dry day today. we will be noticing the winds pretty much from start to finish. our winds out of the west at 10 miles an hour, i'm tracking gusts across the area from about 15 to 25 miles an hour. notice the temperature, 38 degrees, but when you factor in the winds here in washington it feels more like 31, the suburbs starting out for the most part with feels like temperatures coming in in the 20s, feeling like 25 in gaithersburg as w#7ro as frederick, feeling 19 degrees in west chester. i will be showing your your morning planner and kpauk expect hour by hour. we will send it over to jack taylor for now. >> good morning. 270 southbound will be the hot spolt for now. the map itself loots good, inner outer loop through virginia and maryland everything is open for now. leavi
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a vehicle fire and the southbound lanes were temporarily blocked while they battle that fire. 270 southbound sounded as if after the montgomery village avenue interchange down toward 370 we had a single vehicle go into the jersey wall. hopefully it will be high nor and stays out of the roadway for you. back to our developing story of the morning, sanctions against russia are taking effect today in just hours. state department officials will shut down two russian compounds in long island, new york, and on maryland's eastern shore. senior intelligence officials tell nbc news the centerville, maryland vacation retreat was used to spy on the nsa. this is all in response to russia's alleged role in hacking the democratic national committee and the november election. and those closures are just the start of the punishments. >> news 4's just inn finch is at the russian embassy in northwest washington. hei
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down. good morning, justin. >> reporter: angie, good morning. these sanctions have been months in the making and now they are being swiftly rolled out. with he no he that by sunday some 35 russian diplomats have been ordered to leave the u.s., that's from here at the embassy in northwest and a california consulate. now some are already seeing their assets frozen, others seeing their businesses with americans banned. we also know that by sunday there are two russian-owned compounds set to close as ordered by the white house, one in gene an county maryland the other in long island, new york. the intelligence officials say those sites were used as russian spy hubs. these sanctions are in response to intelligence showing cyber attacks from russia were aimed at impacting the 2016 presidential election. >> it will have ramifications not only for president putin but any other nation that tries in the future to interfere in our election. >> reporter: and this morning
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is suggesting a tit for tat approach by expelling 35 american diplomats there and closing two american interests. russians calling this, quote, aggressive foreign policy. angie and adam back into you. >> thanks so much. now, as adam had mentioned the first impacts of the sanctions will happen by this afternoon. russians will be denied access to a queen ans county estate starting at noon. russia has owned the 45 acre property since the 1970s it's a compound that can accommodate up to 40 families at a time and it's supposed to be used as a recreational retreat for washington diplomats but it may be where intelligence activities were happening. government cars were seen at the property when chopper 4 flew over it just hours after the sanctions were announced. here, take a look at this new york compound, that's also closing today. the 49-room mansion is on northern long island, it is also said to be a
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officials. our partners at nbc in new york say there has not been any activity at the property overnight. president-elect donald trump continues to downplay the possible hacking. he released a statement yesterday reading in part it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. trump went on to say that he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community for updates on the situation. many top republican leaders in congress, however, say that the sanctions don't go far enough. they will receive an update from the white house next week. you can stay updated on this developing story on our nbc washington app and nbcwashington.com. we are also following a developing story in prince george's county. police investigating a murder at a home on byers street in capitol heights. last night someone shot a man just before 9:00. he was rushed to the hospital but died. police say they are speaking with people who were inside the house at the time of the shooting. no word yet on a suspect or a motive. there's a bit of closure this morning in the death of a
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police say that 26-year-old deanna connelly was arrested in philadelphia on tuesday. this past summer d.c. first responders took the baby boy to the hospital where he died there just a few days later. the office of the chief medical examiner ruled the cause of death to be blunt neck and head trauma. connelly is charged with first degree murder. the pain of losing a loved one is impossible to forget so when one man heard about the murder of a d.c. yoga instructor tricia mccauley he thought about his daughter. charnice milton was 27 years old when she was killed in 2015 she was walking home from work when she was struck by a bullet meant for someone else. he believes witnesses to his daughter's murder are reluctant to come forward because they worry the suspects might be out on the streets again. for that reason he understands why mccauley's loved ones are urging the judge to keep her accused killer dwayne johnson loc
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get rid of the mercies of the justice system. that is why we have judges. but after a judgment has been given the order must be executed. >> johnson's next schedu4(ft court appearance in january 13th. covering prince william county now, a virginia lawmaker wants pornography to be declared a public health hazard. delegate robert marshall represents prince william county and his resolution says pornography leads to many social problems and the general assembly needs to do something about it. the measure does not call for any sort of ban but states the need for research and policy change for this epidemic. sad news for panda lovers. bao bao and bei bei's grandfather was died. the 31-year-old male giant panda died at a conservation and research sent ner in china. pan pan was captured in 1985 and can be genetically linked to about one quarter of the world's popti
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pandas. it's sad, absolutely, but happy for the work that he was able to do because they were endangered at one time. >> they were. big props to him, to papa panda, or great papa panda, but he will be missed. time is 6:08. you could actually hear the blustery sounds of snow in erie, pennsylvania, overnight. it's expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow there today. that's the kind of snow that was going sideways. >> i don't want it. >> snow plows were out in force overnight to clear roads for the morning commute but the snow has made roads very slick. it's being pounded by the same system that brought us rain and a wintry mix yesterday morning. >> and the classic nor'easter is widespread slamming new england with more than a foot of snow. 14 million people there were under winter a
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overnight. people have been stocking up on things like milk and bread. flights along the east coast have been disrupted but the ski resorts as you can imagine they are eating it up, they're loving it. >> absolutely. i'm not ready for that kind of weather yet. maybe some people are. let's check in with our forecast. amelia draper is going to check in with that when we get back from the break. she says we actually could see wind today and a closer look at how that could impact your weekend plans. friends, family and fans continue to mourn the loss of hollywood icon debbie reynolds and so does her ex-husband. what the virginia man has to say about the loss of her and carrie fisher. if it seems like more people die around the holidays you are not imagining things. why deaths seem to spike this time of year. and the hottest toy of the season coming under fire again. what hatchimals mighte saying bto
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all right. time to check in with storm team had meteorologist amelia draper who has more on some flurries that some people could be seeing today. >> yeah, right now on storm 4 radar potentially light snow back to the west of hagerstown. for all of us today it's about the winds. blustery out there. so it's definitely going to feel quite chilly, cooler than it's been and tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer. 38 right now. until 9:00, 10:00 we will be in the 30s, by 11:00 a.m. 41, but when you factor in the winds it will feel like we are around 30. we will send it over to jack taylor who is tracking the latest on the roads. at least they're dry this morning. >> yes and especially at one point we've got the vehicle fire that was put out up in -- leaving baltimore on south maryland 295 up near 195, it's out so that roadway is a little wet b
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that red line should go inn to ease quickly. 270 sound bound clapper road comes on everything has been moved over to the left shoulder. so we have a little bit of a slow down. all those white lights backing up to montgomery village avenue south of 118. by the time you hit the roads the delays should ease. back into you. a lot of people on the road. this morning maryland state police are reviewing police body camera footage from a deadly shooting. >> queen anne's county deputy got into the shooting with a man yesterday morning at a home in chester town. deputy first class warren hogan% was escorting a wambach to her boyfriend's house after an earlier fight. investigators say james rich came out of the back room of this house with a shotgun. he and the deputy shot at each other and both were hit. ric
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hospital and doctors say deputy hogan was shot at the stomach. our last check he was listed in critical condition. police say the man who dried to rape a woman at a d.c. hotel is now behind bars. take a look at the surveillance video here. they say that this happened last month at the grand hyatt hotel in northwest. 18-year-old ernesto mendoza is accused of trying to rape the woman while armed. mr. police say that the woman was able to fight back but as she was running away he grabbed her by the hair and ripped it from her scalp. mendoza is charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. today loved ones will say their find good-bye to zsa zsa gabor. funeral services will be held in beverly hills this afternoon. the hungarian born actress died in her l.a. home last sunday from an apparent heart attack. she was 99 years old. >> nine marriages, right? >> yeah. people are continuing
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react to the tragic death of debbie reynolds as well. >> and now her ex-husband said reynolds could not survive without her daughter. richard hamlet lives in roanoke, virginia, he and reynolds married in 1984 and divorced in 1996. he was her third husband. for a time reynolds also lived in roanoke. hamlet believes she died of a broken heart. >> i told my brother, he called me and i told him, i said, she's not going to make it. i said she's got a broken heart. i said she's going through a period now and she loved carrie so much. >> richard hamlet appeared briefly in "when harry met sally". as we mentioned reynolds daughter carrie fisher died one day before her. now her book the princess diary is the number one selling book
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it is fisher's recollection of what happened on the set of the first "star wars" movie. the book was released last month. >> time is 6:16. news for your health this morning the holidays aren't a joyful time for everyone. researchers in new zealand found this time of year triggers a lot of heart attacks. they call it the christmas effect. researchers say the combination of emotional stress, money and alcohol can be deadly. >> not enough money, a lot of people working two jobs, a lot of demands are put on our time, families want time, friends want time, work want time. >> even after the holidays depression is on the rise. a separate study shows one in six americans take a psychiatric drug. some parents are furious about the popular hatchimal toys. this is a story you may see on your facebook feed as well. parents are claiming when their child hatchimal sleeps it uses foul language. is this true? >> i don't think so. not in my -- and this tng
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>> we took ours back because they didn't ask for it. the toys were one of the hottest toys this past christmas. they are birdlike creatures which are supposed to break out of the plastic eggs. we told you about how parents were upset about the time it was taking for the toys to hatch and now they're using foul language? >> i'm googling right now. hatchimals bad words. >> see what siri has to say about that. while we check on that egg hatching, amelia, what do we have in the forecast for today? >> to think that we were near 70 degrees a few days ago, highs today in the low 40s. at least for the holiday weekend the weather will cooperate. right now on storm team 4 radar i'm picking up very light snow also potentially flurries in washington county up around the hagerstown area. maybe a few flurries around today, it's not amounting to anything but if you see any snow certainly take a picture and share it with me on facebook and
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winds today. look at the gusts across the area, washington now gusting close to 20 miles an hour, winchester seeing wind gusts right around 30. so that's certainly going to add an additional chill right now temperatures coming in in the mid to upper 30s. 38 degrees in the district, but it will always feel anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees cooler throughout the day today when you factor in those winds. right now again we are coming in in the 30s. highs this afternoon in the low 40s. we will have plenty of sunshine throughout the day today but it will be cold out there tonight so you do want to keep that in mind for your friday plans. lows in the 20s with clear skies. clouds increase throughout the day tomorrow for new year's eve day and highs around 46, breezy tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night, you want to bundle up if you will be outdoors to ring in the new year. temperatures will generally be in the mid 40s to 30s right around midnight and during the evening hours. january 1st plenty of clouds, 51 degrees for a high, we are around 50 on monday but it is
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showers at times throughout the day. more rain in the forecast on tuesday. look at this jump from 50 on monday to 60 on tuesday and we fast forward to friday. 36 and the chance of a wintry mix, jack taylor, something we will continue to keep an eye on as you keep an eye on the roads. still problem free? >> well, we've got a delay but now the incident itself is cleared. chopper 4 is in gaithersburg flying south over 270 after montgomery village avenue, everything is on the left shoulder, flashing lights, you know what it is, always causes a little bit of a delay. we have the head lights backed up out of german town, it's not too bad, speeds have dropped just in that spot. from frederick down toward the split this is your only wrinkle. 29 northbound sounds like we have a new crash and it is blocking the right lane. adam, angie, back into you. coming up a warning for any of you with a lead foot. goff. >> no. >> where new speed cameras are being installed starting next week. >> i have a go
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anyone trying to make last minute donations, the best time to drop stuff off at a good will if you're trying to get that tax deduction. and it has a portrait of every president from eisenhower to obama but one d.c. restaurant says don't expect to see presiden
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it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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you're watching "news 4 today." time is running out to save money on those taxes. >> there's only one day left to make donations to charity and get those write-offs. the arlington goodwill says this is their busiest week of the year. they've been getting tens of thousands of items each day. >> well, it's always nice to do that, but it's also nice to get a tax deduction as well as do something that you know is going to be used by other people. so it's a win-win situation. >> good will says if you plan to stop by before new year's your best bet is early morning or late afternoon. a
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restaurant won't be adding the new president's picture to its mural. the wall outside mama iesha's features a painting from the presidents from eisenhower to president obama along with the restaurant's founder. the family that owns it says adding budget is not in the budget. they opened the restaurant a after i'm grakt from palestine. you might think about going casual on the first date. the dating app clover chose some of the top spots people choose for a first date. people are opting to get to know each other at starbucks, chill filet, chipotle. central park, harvard square and brooklyn bridge park. other popular first date spots were texas road house and whole foods because who doesn't need some granola on the first date? you need to go to whole foods. >> go to the hot bar. >>'v
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game so long. how would you even approach -- >> i don't know, but if someone offered me a spicy chicken sandwich at chick-fil-a -- >> i'm in. we better get off this topic. move over prime day, what amazon is doing today that could save you big bucks. and they say nothing is free in life unless you're looking for a ride home tomorrow night. how you can celebrate new year's eve responsibly. you might want to layer up if your plans include anything outdoors, amelia draper is back with how the wind migh
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"news 4 today" starts now. well, welcome back, everyone, to "news 4 today." i'm angie goff. >> i'm adam tuss. we are checking in with amelia draper who is in for chuck. we want to get a check of the holiday weekend forecast. we will also check in with wtop's jack taylor who is in for melissa in just a minute. a lot of substitutions today.
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>> yes. see, he's there. >> nobody is on the road. >> let's start with amelia. what do you have for us on this friday morning. >> right now on radar i'm picking up flurries in frederick county around the moodel town area. very light. we could continue to see flurries throughout the day today. this is lake-effect snow impacting our area mainly off of lake erie. the flurry is one thing but here is what you're going to notice, the winds, it's blustery out there today and will be from start to finish. by 9:00 a.m. it feels like we are in the low 20s when you factor in the winds, by lunchtime temperatures feeling like they are in the mid to upper 20s and by this evening it's still cold out there. grab the warm jacket as you head out the door today. i will be updating the weekend forecast coming up in ten minutes. for now we will send it over to jack taylor. pretty quiet this morning, right, jack? >> it had been and then it got a little busy but now we're chilling back out. warren ton on
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before mint hill road callers reported we had a right lane closed at the scene of the accident, do be careful if you're looking at the screen right before the 29 emblem that's where the crash s chopper 4 had been flying in gaithersburg over our stent on 270 southbound. there's still stuff over on the shoulder but no lanes are blocked. callers said i wasn't expecting this at all, now they know. give yourself a couple extra minutes that's about all it will take. our top stories this morning, russia's foreign minister is suggesting mirroring sanctions that the u.s. imposed on his country. president obama announced the punishments yesterday, now in response to alleged election interference 35 russian diplomats must leave the united states by sunday and two russian facilities are being shut down today. russia is considering expelling 35 american diplomats and closing two u.s. compounds in moscow. we are learning more about the man charged with the murder of a d.c. yoga
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mccauley. dwayne johnson was not wearing the gpa ankle bracelet at the time of his arrest in mccauley's murder because a prosecution request for him to wear it was denied because johnson had no verifiable address. he has been arrested a handful of times this year. johnson is due in court on january 13th. bao bao and bei bei's grandfather pay pay has died. he died at a conservation and research sent fer in china. the cause of death has not been determined. from new york to d.c. last minute preps for new year's eve. they are under way. in new york as we take a look approximately one million people will pack times square to ring in 2017. it will be a much different scene. to ensure their safety the city is deploying 7,000 officers and bomb sniffing dogs. in addition they are going to have 65 garbage trucks and sand trucks line times square perimeter. it's a precaution after trucks plowed into crowds in berl
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nice, france. closer to home officials are doing what they can to keep drunk drivers off the road. >> megan mcgrath is live out on the road with details about the free sober ride program. what do we know, megan? >> reporter: right now we are literally driving across the woodrow wilson bridge. take a look at our live camera here and you can see the volume of traffic, this of course the folks we're seeing out here in morning these folks are going to work most likely but tomorrow that will be a different thing entirely. lots of people are going to be going out ringing in the new year, a lot of the parties, a lot of the events they will be attending will include alcohol. so the message here is everyone play it safe. do not get behind the wheel if you have had too much to drink. in fact, you don't need to. the sober ride program they will be providing free rides to folks who need to get home. now, take a look at the specifics here. the program is going to offer free rides up to a $30 fare.
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northern virginia. one thing to keep in mind, though, is if you are in loudoun county the program only covering the eastern portion of the county. if you need a ride all you have to do is pick up the phone, 1-800-200-taxi. that's the number to call. nearly 600 people took advantage of the program last year and it's a wonderful program to make sure that everybody gets home safe. back to you guys in the studio. thank you very much. services like that one that megan was talking about are so important. according to the national highway traffic safety administration nearly half of all traffic deaths that happen on new year's eve involve alcohol. in response to such statistics the fairfax county police created a special unit to spot drunk drivers and get them off the road. that unit will be out this weekend. nine fairfax county officers were hand-picked to lead that unit. >> d.c. police hope newly released surveillance video will help them identify the driver involved in a deadly hit and run crash. we have it now, take a look.
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jacquelyn cole as she crossed the street earlier this week. it happened along 14th street northwest in columbia heights. cole was deaf and lived in an apartment complex nearby. police say she was in the crosswalk. honda is recalling nearly 650,000 minivans for a major issue. the recall impacts the honda odyssey with model years from 20 20 2011 to 2016. there is a problem with the second row seats that could move during a crash. honda discovered that problem through warranty claims. there are no reports of any injuries. dealers will repair the faulty seat levers for free. another reminder to slow down before you get hit with some fines. new speeding cameras are going up near rockville's town square. the cameras will alert authorities when drivers go more than 25 miles per hour along maryland avenue near south washington street. drivers they will receive warnings stain
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in february $40 citations will be issued if you are caught speeding. >> prince george's county leading maryland in rising property values. on average property values in maryland went up more than 6%, the new assessment looked at 750,000 homes in prince george's county. a residential property values increased 14%. commercial property values increased 11.5%. you probably have seen those tasty videos all over your facebook timeline, you know the ones where you can watch the dish being made with a time lap lapse, they make it so easy. >> it looks like it take two seconds. >> the company has only been around a year. the morning -- this morning on the "today" show you are going made. the general manager says their goal is accessibility for people in the kitchen. >> how do we make food videos that everyone would want to share? and we focus on
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relate ability and food that you can actually make at home. >> you can see the full report on the "today" show right after "news 4 today" that's coming up at 7:00 this morning. as a facebook relatively newbie that was one of the first things that caught my attention. >> they're fun to watch. >> they are fun to watch. >> even if you never make them. if you still have your holiday decorations up you might want to take them down, you might want to wait a few face. we will let you know because of the weather how long that the cold is expected to stick around, we will check back in with storm team 4's amelia draper in a minute. new reaction this morning after president obama sanctions russia for allegedly hacking the u.s. presidential election. what is now being suggested in retaliation. and how amazon hopes to get you to spend big today, especially if you g
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it's all about customization. the possibilities are endless.
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and now your storm team 4 forecast. windy and cold
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sustained winds anywhere from about 10 to 25 miles an hour, so what that means it's going to feel like temperatures are in the 20s and 30s throughout the day. tomorrow still a little bit breezy and by sunday, well, thankfully the wind is not a problem at all. right now we are at 38 degrees and maybe a few flurries out there today but more importantly we will have plenty of sun and it's just a cold day, feeling more like 30 degrees at 11:00 a.m. with the thermometer actually reading 41. for now we send it over to jack taylor wtop. >> thank you, good morning. we're off to a pretty decent start. a couple hiccups but for the most part the map is clean and green. 270 southbound has been heavy in gaithersburg because we had activity after montgomery village avenue. chopper 4 heard of an accident on 370, also you will find 29 northbound trying to move into warn ton an stent there is blocking the right lane. back into you. >> thank you, jack. if re
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shopping yet you can take advantage of deals where else, a amazon. >> they're holding their first ever digital day. it will last 24 hours, we just checked and some video games are half off. also movie rentals are only 99 cents. you can get deals on services like lyft, airbnb and title. they want to replicate their success of prime day with a one day sale for digital devices. from here in northwest d.c. to maryland's eastern shore we are covering the local impacts of these new white house sanctions against russia. is porn a public health hazard? the virginia lawmaker who says yes and what he plans to do. and the so-called panda grandpa passes away, how he's responsible for a quarter of the world's -- a quarter of the world's
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right now at 6:45 russia retaliates, what the country's foreign minister suggests that the country does next after president obama's sanctions. he is responsible for two of our favorites, now we're learning bao bao and bei bei's grandfather dice. the northeast gets slammed with their first big winter storm of the season.
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good friday morning i'm adam tuss in for aaron. >> and i'm angie goff in for eun. we are working for you to get you ready and out the dooer this morning. >> we are going to check in with amelia draper and jack taylor in just a minute but first let's get a check of the top stories. back to our top developing story, sanctions against russia are taking effect today. in just hours state department officials will shut down two russian compounds, one in long island, new york, and one on maryland's eastern shore. senior intelligence officials tell nbc news that the centreville, maryland, spray tags retreat was used to spy on the nsa. this is all in response to russia's alleged role in the hacking of the democratic national committee and the november election and those closures are just the start of the punishments. >> and just a little little while ago we learned how russia might retaliate. just inn finch is at the russian embassy in northwest washington with the very latest. justin. >> reporter:
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retaliation here, russian foreign minister calling for a tit for tat response, one that will see 35 u.s. diplomats expelled from russia and the closing of two interests in russia. we know these white house sanctions are calling for the expulsion of 35 russian diplomats and that will impact officials from here embassy at northwest to a consulate in california. some officials are already seeing their assets frozen and their business with americans cut off. in just a few hours by noon today the white house is calling for two russian-owned compounds to shut down, one in queen anne's county, maryland, the other in long island, new york. officials say those sites may have housed russian spy efforts. these white house sanctions are response to intel finding russian cyber attacks were focused on impacting the 2016 presidential election. >> the obama administration thinks that this hacking of the
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u.s. elections was done at the highest levels. >> reporter: and russian officials also calling these sanctions, quote, aggressive foreign policy. we also know that president-elect trump will meet with intel officials in the u.s. on this matter next week. back into you. >> justin finch live this morning. thank you. as adam mentioned the first impacts of the sanctions will happen by this afternoon. russians will be denied access to this place, to queen anne's county estate starting at noon. russia has owned at 45-acre property since the 1970s. it's a compound that can accommodate up to 40 families at a time and it's supposed to be used as recreational retreat for washington diplomats. but it may be where intelligence activities were happening. government cars were seen at the property when chopper 4 flew over it just hours after the sanctions were announced. take a look at this new york
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today. the 49-room mansion on northern long island is also said to be a retreat for russian officials. our partners at nbc in new york they say that there has not been any activity at the property overnight. president-elect donald trump continues to downplay the possible hacking. he released a statement yesterday reading in part it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. trump went on to say he will meet with leaders of the intelligence community for updates on that situation and many top republican leaders in congress, however, say that the sanctions don't go far enough. they will receive an update from the white house next week. you can stay updated on our nbc washington app and with nbcwashington.com. we continue to follow a developing story in prince george's county. police are investigating a murder at a home on byers street in capitol heights. last night someone shot a man just before 9:00. he was rushed to the hospital but died. police say they're speaking with people who were inside the house at the time of the shooting. no word yet on a
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motive. and there's a bit of closure this morning in the death of a northeast d.c. one month old. police say that 26-year-old dean anna crowley was arrested in philadelphia on tuesday. this past summer d.c. first responders took the baby boy to the hospital. he died there just a few days later. the office of the chief medical examiner ruled the cause of death to be blunt neck and head trauma. connelly with charged with first degree murder. the pain of losing a loved one is impossible to forget so when one man heard about the murder of a d.c. yoeg fwa instructor he immediately thought about his daughter. his daughter charnice milton was killed in 2015. she was walking home from work in d.c. when she was struck by a bullet meant for someone else. he believes witnesses to his daughter's murder are reluctant to come forward because they worry suspects might quickly be out on the street again. he unta
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loved ones are urging the judge to keep her accused killer dwayne johnson locked up. >> i'm not saying we should get rid of the mercies of the justice system, that is why we have judges. but after a judgment has been given the order must be executed. i rrrujjujjrs next sc court appearance is january 13th. a virginia lawmaker wants pornography to be declared a public hazard. delegate robert marshall represents prince william county. his resolution says that pornography leads to many social problems and the general assembly needs to do something about it. the am esh ur does not call for any sort of ban but the states -- but it asks for the need for research, for states to do more research, and policy change for this epidemic. bao bao and bei bei's grandfather pan pan has died. the male giant panda died at a conservation and research center in china. the cause of his de
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been determined. he was captured in 1985 and he can be genetically linked to about one quarter of the world's population of captive born pandas. so, yes, a sad story on his passing but think about all the good that he has done in his lifetime. >> yeah, he's got strong dna. >> absolutely. >> some strong genes. we do thank him for the pandas we got. you could actually hear the blustery sounds of the snow in erie, pennsylvania overnight. it's expected to dump about 10 inches of the stuff there through today. snow plows were out in force overnight to clear roads for the morning commute but the snow has made roads slick already. it's been pounded by the same system that brought us rain and a wintry mix yesterday morning. you live by the lake that's what you get. >> yeah. >> lake-effect snow happens every year. >> i used to work in erie. >> and buffalo. >> erie and buffalo. >> i'm happy i'm not there right now driving in it to work.
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i mean, it gets to the point where you are just like, okay, 10 inches today, 2 inches tomorrow -- >> you become numb to it almost. >> exactly. guys, take a look at this beautiful sunrise behind us right now, picture perfect out there. we are seeing some flurries show up on storm team radar. that's it, adam, just flurries. we're seeing some of this up in frederick county and down around the warning ton area. these flurries from lake effect know that's bringing erie a lot of snow. by the time it makes it's way down here just flurries. a lot of sun today but temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, 38 degrees in washington, 26 camp springs, 34 out at dulles. around noontime 42. it is going to be windy that. high of 43 feels more like low to mid 30s. if you're heading out on your friday night it's going to be clear and you want the warm jacket with 37 degrees by 8:00 p.m., overnight lows in the 20s.
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weather is looking good, definitely have the heater on in your car, outdoor exercise it will be blustery but with the right gear you will be fine. head to wisp, they're getting fresh snow today that will be with you for the weekend. if you're heading out shopping you want the warm jacket. as we look to the holiday weekend tomorrow a little breezy, a high of 46, for your new year's eve we will find temperatures in the 30s and 40s, not too bad, keeping it dry. on sunday plenty of clouds in the forecast, a high around 51, rain on monday, still the chance of some rain on tuesday but we do jump up to 60 degrees on tuesday, by wednesday it's still mild, 61 and then, jack, next friday maybe a bit of a wintry mix, something we will keep an eye on. biggest concern this morning is the sun glare for the commute. >> it could be. it could be. i have the good news and bad news mixing them together now. the warn ton ride 29 northbound cleared, so your travel lanes are open and then i said the bad news, chopper 4u
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vehicle fire, it was a dump truck on fire 270 northbound approaching 80 in urbana. northbound travel lanes blocked, you may get a brief rubber necking southbound. not too bad but be aware 270 north in urbana closed. back to you. can you believe it, it's almost time to bid farewell to 2016. >> it is unbelievable. regardless of where you celebrate new year's eve tomorrow please keep your safety in mind and the safety of others in mind. news 4's megan mcgrath is live on 295 in d.c. with details about a freeway to get around. hey, megan. >> reporter: hey, good morning. yeah, we're cruising along live here on 295, we are in d.c. headed toward the prince george's county line here. the folks that we are seeing this morning many of them are heading into the work but the dynamic is going to change some new year's eve. a lot of people will be out and about, ringing in the new year. the message here, though, is if you've had too much to drink make sure that you don't get behind the wheel and you don't have to.
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rides up to $30 for folks in d.c., maryland and northern virginia, all you have to do is call 1-800-200-taxi. they will hook you up with a taxicab and make sure that you get home safely. back to you guys in the studio. good morning, i'm landon dowdy. speaking of rides for new year's uber will be busy on new year's eve they expect to provide more than 15 million rides across the 450 cities they certain. three times as many as last year. they are reminding users to plan around the most expensive times midnight to 3:00 a.m. uber shows you the cost of rides up front. with your cnbc business report i'm landon dowdy. here are the four things you need to know on this friday morning. a man is dead after a shooting in capitol heights, it happened at a home on byers street just before 9:00, miss say they're speaking with people who were inside the house at the time of the shooting. we're learning more about dwayne johnson he is charged with t
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mccauley a prosecution request for him to wearing a gps ankle brace et therefore a recent arrest was denied. pan pan has died, the 31-year-old male giant panda died at a conservation and research center in china. the cause of death has not been determined. sanctions against russia take effect today. two compounds will be closed by noon. 35 diplomats must leave the u.s. by sunday. the sanctions are response in to russia's alleged interference in the november election. we could see a flurry or two. >> but we're currently blustery. >> tgif, everybody. thnks for joining us. a
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good morning. breaking overnight -- russia retaliates after the obama administration levels tough new sanctions against them, including ejecting dozens of diplomats from the u.s. the kremlin set to do the same sending u.s. officials back home. all of this over russia's alleged interference in the presidential election. this morning, why president-elect trump says it is time to move on. two feet and counting. a powerful nor'easter hammers new england burying towns across the region. another foot of snow possible today as millions prepare to travel over the holiday weekend. we've got your forecast. everlasting bond. a joint service being considered for debbie reynolds and carrie

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