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going to feel a heat wave as soon as you walk out the door. >> chuck bell and sheena parveen have walked out the door and they're working on the forecast for us. we'll check in with melissa mollet. chuck, i don't understand why you still have the jacket on. >> i i've unbuttoned in. that's a step in the right direction. >> we were talking earlier. you have your scarf ready too. >> absolutely. i'm not that right in the head. it's hot outside again for today. statistically this is the hottest time of the year. it should be no surprise that it's going to be a blistering hot afternoon. sun just now coming up. the time now 6:00. can't see through the haze layer just yet. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. heat advisory from noon until 7:00 p.m. for all of your highlighted counties. any of those spots could be as much as 105 on the heat index from annapolis to brandy wine to washington to fairfax, manassas as well. actual air temperatures. if you think it's not going to be that hot,nl
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actual temperature. that heat index is what's going to stick it to you for today. there's not much in the way of heat relief coming our way any time soon. might be tuesday or wednesday of next week before temperatures get back below 90 degrees for highs. by then, i'm going to be so over summer. i know you don't like it. >> i love summer. >> averages start going down next tuesday. >> i'm not happy about that. >> back in to melissa. good morning. >> good morning, guys. taking a look at chopper 4. over this problem southbound bw parkway there. approaching 410. it's on the left side of the roadway. still seeing delays, though. about a 1.5 mile back as you head southbound there on bw parkway. right now, 95. not looking so bad perhaps as an alternate to get down south to the beltway. once you hit the beltway and have to go further in, this is not the prettiest. >> after 410, showing you the map there and how slow that is here this morning.
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beltway, everything is okay with the exception of this. outer loop at the american legion bridge, still quite slow because of that earlier incident. as i said, they say it's out of the way. 270 south is fine. top of the beltway is fine. 66 inbound. 95 northbound. no big problems there. listen to wtop. 103.5 fm when you hop in your car today. >> thank you, melissa. we're learning that multiple members of a robotics team are missing. >> erika gonzalez at the live desk following this story. erika, what do we know. >> we've been talking about this international robotics competition. six teenagers from one team are missing right now. want you to take a look at these pictures. d.c. police tweeted these out. according to the "washington post," the students are from the team from africa. some boys, some girls. the report from d.c. police says that the teens were last seen around 5:00 tuesday evening on d street in
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of course, we will be on top of this developing story. if you know anything, you're asked to call d.c. police. back over to you guys. thank you, erika. it's 6:03. developing this morning, a bipartisan show of support for senator john mccain. president trump, former presidents and lawmakers sending well wishes to the long-time senator. it comes after a diagnosis of having a brain tumor. the news has hit his colleagues hard. they sounded upbeat that mccain can beat this. >> god knows how this ends, not me. but i do know this. this disease has never had any more worthy opponent. >> certainly, john is a friend of everybody here. we all hope for the best for him. >> if anybody can beat this, john mccain is the man. >> now, mccain's doctors say the senator and his family are currently reviewing treatment options. each option has its own challenges>> doreen gentzler has more on the diagnosis and the potent
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aaron and eun, senator john mccain's office says that the senator has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor known as a glioblastoma. there are two types of brain teu morse. primary tumors start in the brain, and are rare and more aggressive. this is what he says he has. glioblastomas, sadly are the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor. with this brain cancer diagnosis, senator mccain's treatment is likely to include radiation and chemotherapy. the senator will soon be 81 years old and it is likely that the treatment would begin with radiation. his doctors say he's recovering very well from the surgery that he's had. also, that his underlying health is excellent. so that could certainly work in his favor and eun and aaron, we know that john mccain is quite a fighter. for more reaction and coverage on this developing story, make sure youe
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coming up on five minutes after the hour now. also developing this morning, a maryland man charged with shooting a woman during a road rage incident. >> the eisenhower connector off of the beltway in alexandria, justin finch is live to explain how road rage is becoming one of the biggest problems for commuters. justin, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. alexandria police believing they have a local case of road rage on their hands. one that left that maryland woman in stable condition this morning after she was shot here on the eisenhower connector. right over there. her accused shooter is now behind bars this morning. he has been identified as 59-year-old ernest stickel of mechanicsville, maryland. he fled the alexandria crime scene. he opened fire into that woman's suv after she and her male passenger reportedly left that suv and confronted stickel in
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wednesday morning. most road rage stays on the road. like this big rig and car going toe for toe in texas. a aaa survey is going beyond here, finding 80% of drivers, more than half reporting they purposely tailgated other cars. 45%, though, took it out on the steering wheel with that angry honking. 33% used angry gestures and 24% even said they tried blocking cars from making lane changes. back out live. aaa also finding some 7.5 million drivers admitting their road rage did boil over into physical confrontations. that is not all that uncommon but more perhaps common than you would likely think. more drivers are on the roads this summer. it's something to think about as you get behind the wheel. we're live in alexandria. justin finch, news 4. back to you in the studio. >> justin, thank you.
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developing this morning, a man has died after a shooting in the forest glenn area of silver spring. it's on belvidere boulevard. it's between georgia avenue and slago creek. someone inside that home called 9-1-1. a gunman came into the house, shot a man and ran off. that man died at the hospital. right now, prince george's county police are giving you real-time updates on their officers' 12-hour shifts. here are tweets they put out while you were sleeping. they tweeted the aftermath of a dui accident and arrest. roll call as well as a hit and run bust. grade tampering allegations will likely be front and center for one of our area's biggest school districts. ceo kevin maxwell is meeting with the delegation for the maryland house of representatives. it is an open meeting at prince george's community college. it was scheduled before news broke. governor hogan wants
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district inflated credits and grades in an effort to boost graduation rates. maxwell says the claims are not true. people across the country will be glued to their tvs again. they'll find out whether o.j. simpson will be released early. today he will make his case before the nevada state parole board for an early release. he's been searching time for armed robbery of sports memorabilia at the palace station hotel and casino in las vegas. with no disciplinary issues, he's likely to guetapens roll. we'll have more in a later broadcast. we'll bring you a special report later this afternoon. that hearing is expected to start around 1:00 our time. now to northern virginia where a second person is recovering after being attacked by raccoons. this is at least the third raccoon attack in the fair l
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year. residents think the raccoons are drawn to bags of trash on the sidewalks left for pickup. the man attacked yesterday said he was on his front porch when it happened. >> i was stepping on to my porch to put on sun statan lotion spr. i was looking at the bottle of spray and all of a sudden two raccoons were jumping on my leg and scratching and clawing me. >> he has started a series of shots for possible rabies exposure. arlington county animal control did not find a raccoons. apparently, the community does not allow trash cans. the homeowner's association newsletter says it's going to be discussing that issue. the residents can't leave the trash out at night. they have to put it out in the morning. 6:09 now. evidence planted by police. body cameras putting them in the spotlight again. a
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possible green light. how it could possibly impact your commute. good morning. we're on facebook live right now. tune in with us. but we're talking about the heat. here are the things you need to know. dealing with the heat this afternoon. we have a heat advisory. you need to stay hydrated. don't stay outside for long periods of time and check on the elderly and your pets, of course. your neighbors as well. never leave pets or children in the car. way too hot for that. coming up, we'll tell you how hot it will feel in
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good thursday morning. the heat got to my head already. temperatures are feeling hotter outside with the humidity
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morning. very humid. 79 degrees. feels like 82. as we go through the day today, it's going to be a hot wuchblt we have a heat advisory. weather alert day. not much rain. maybe a shower if you're lucky most of the area will stay dry. 97 for a high. feeling like 105. we could see this trend all the way through the weekend. coming up in a bit, chuck is back to tell you when you can expect some storms in the forecast. good morning, melissa. >> just got off the phone. norwood road at hennessey. sounds like a possible rollover. chopper 4 on the way to that. southbound bw parkway after 410, still have about a two-mile backup southbound there because of that earlier crash that we're showing you from above and the beltway. slow as you approach the american legion bridge. residual delays from an earlier problem there. >> it is coming
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new video of major flooding out west. look at the rushing waters in arizona. it's reaching 8 feet in some places. after the this hour, several roads are closed. thousands of people without electricity. the floods also knocked trees over some on to buildings and cars. also in arizona, crews believe they've recovered the body of a man missing in a flood. we told you about this tragedy a few days ago. it killed nine people. including several family members. they have not yet officially identified him. it's taken 41 years but a minnesota woman finally knows what happened to her 16-year-old brother. illinois police say he was murdered by serial killer john wayne gacy. the teenager went missing in 1971 after moving to chicago. gacy was a contractor in chicago at the time and murdered more than a dozen young men.
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her son but had no way to prove it. they tracked down the family and matched their dna to one of the bodies found in gacy's home 39 years ago. it's video you'll likely see in your social media feeds today. >> we're talking about this body come rah footage from baltimore police at the center of another investigation. erika gonzalez is breaking it down for us. >> you can see one officer apparently planting drug evidence in a case that was ultimately dismissed. >> perception is reality. so if our community thinks that there are police officers who are planting evidence during the course of their duty, that's certainly something that will keep me up at night. >> some very strong reaction to that video. that is baltimore's police chief that you just heard there. that video shows the officer putting down the d
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other officers watch, walking away. turning on his own body camera and saying let's check the alley again. the officer has been suspended and he later finds what is the same bag of drugs. they were preparing for a case after realizing what was happening, they turned it over to internal affairs. baltimore city has one of the largest body camera programs in the country. this was launched, of course, in 2016 following violent protests over freddie gray's death. back over to you guys. erika, thank you. 17 after the hour. local chipotle was open after a health scare. several customers complained of nausea and other stomach problems. investigators say the restaurant is cooperating. if you became sick from the chipotle an triple 7 parkway, give them a
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it is the district of comedy festival. it kicks off with comedy and music. if you watch unbreakable kenny smith on netflix, you know tyler burgess and jane krakowski. it celebrates the art of comedy and ability to raise awareness about current tomorrow ix. it's one night only tonight at 8:00. it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. if you or your kids are spending time outside, make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen. be careful around the playground toys today, too. at the horizon camp, a heat gun showed a slide at 149 degrees. >> whoa. >> going to the pool wouldn't be a bad idea. but you touch the railings are hot. the playground toys are hot, the ground is hot. >> even the seat belt buckle in your car is
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black vinyl seats. >> ouch. >> i grew up in georgia. let me tell you, that would take the skin off the back of your legs. >> what about the helicopter? >> i got the cooling gel in the seats. that ride to work is the best. you should get one, honest. >> it's on his list. after the rolls-royce. >> in your next contract, right? >> we have a hazy sky outside early this morning. it is not going to be a pleasant day for anything to do outside. 79 now at national. national just now this hour, dropped below 80 degrees. the outlying suburbs are mostly in the mid to upper 70s. yesterday was 97. we'll be every bit that hot again. 15 days out of the first 19 in july have been 90 or higher. our countdown is at 26. mid-to upper 70s now. the heat advisory for heat index values, as much as 105
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arlington, fairfax, prince william. the washington district of columbia and down into southern maryland. heat and humidity combining. here's your forecasted heat indexes today. just a smidgen cooler across maryland and the shenandoah valley. heat indexes in the mid to upper 90s. today and tomorrow as well. you uncomfortable and unsafe levels of humidity. we have great ways to stay cool and get cool including the links to the local cooling centers at the local counties. that's always a good place to do. it h-- >> we have an interactive weather feature on there. we may be tracking thunderstorms on saturday as well. we'll keep a close eye on that. the next few days, all 935 or high higher. just a little bit of heat to make me feel
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look at this. this is norwood road here at hennessey terrace. we are shut down there. both directions, overturned vehicle. looks like it into the trees a little bit here. that area closed. southbound bw parkway incompetent side the beltway. after 410, still had that incident on the left median. we're seeing delays there. also delays on the outer loop of the beltway. as you're passing sub on 2730. passing democracy and montgomery mall, you'll start hitting the delays to the american legion bridge. still seeing real backups there though. this is the live camera showing what -- taking a look at your travel times, 270 south down to the spur looks okay. then it gets slow. normal slowdown, inner loop and outer loop. 95 northbound, both looking pretty good.
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listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car today. eun? melissa, still ahead, he was shot in his stroller. a baby hit by gunfire. now we know the reason the bullets started firing in the first place. how to prevent your dog from getting sick and the symptoms to look out for. we can always use a few laughs. you can find them every weekday afternoon on ellen. it airs weekdays on nbc4. we're w
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6:25 now. you may want to be more careful the next time you take your dog to the park or board them. >> cases of dog flu are on the rise. it may sound something like this. the dog flu is dangerous and highly contagious. vets say dogs can get the flu from coming into contact with other dogs at kennels, doggie day cares and dog parks.
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eating or drinking from the same bowl as a sick animal. >> most owners first notice a cough, a wet cough now and then. maybe exercise intolerance. not as much energy as they usually have and more gradual symptoms, like not eating or drinking as much and the cough progressing and becoming more frequent. >> there is a new vaccine to help prevent two types of canine influenza. two weeks after the initial flu shot, dogs will need a booster. after that, they recommend yearly vaccinations. road rage attack. you may have heard about the shooting in alexandria. get an update on the case and learn what you can do to avoid those angry drivers behind the wheel. another option for commuters as the purple line project clears another hurdle. a live report coming up. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. outside right now, enduring the coolest part
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temperatures going up and up and away this afternoon. most areas, mid-90s today.
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good morning. you are waking up to a storm team 4 weather alert day. no matter where you live now, the extreme heat is going to impact you today. we are nice and cool inside. >> chuck and sheena are outside in the thick of it. it's going to feel like more than 100 degrees today. whoa. not a pretty day to be outside today. took the jacket off finally. it's just too hot out here. just a little bit of a difference between the sun not being down and coming up. just an extra little bit of -- on the outside. >> the humidity has been up all morning long. it's been a humid start. 73 leesburg. 74 in clinton. 73 frederick. 76 quantico. we have the heat advisory until
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that's around the district and points south. it's going to heat up today. we're talking about the triple digit feels-like temperatures. that's go you need to stay hydrated. make sure you stay in the shade, stay cool. check on your neighbors. never leave children and pets in the cars. all things you need to remember. even tomorrow too. >> probably all the way through the weekend. >> if you're about to leave the house, if you're heading out for your morning commute x problem on 95, good morning, melissa. >> take a look at this. 95 in maryland, southbound at powder mill road, a brand new crash and backup that's really built quite quickly this morning. almost two miles. very rapidly. norwood at hennessey terrace. this problem, we're shut down because of this overturned vehicle. tow truck on the scene should be out of the scene. the american legion bridge, that's your slow spot on the beltway this morning. as you take a look at
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you get slow 270 southbound as you're passing montgomery mall all the way down to the river. >> melissa, thank you. it is 6:32ment a look at your other top stories. senator john mccain is in the fight of his life. doctors diagnosed him with an aggressive type of brain tumor. the news follows mccain's surgery last friday. >> we're looking for the name of a person who died in beltsville. you can see the motorcycle in the street here. major damage to the windshield of a dark sedan as well. maryland state police are handling the investigation. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell plans to install christopher wray to install him before the august recess. the vote could happen today. wray who has been nominated to replace james comey, republicans don't need democrats to confirm him but they need their cooperation to hold a speedy vote. >> reporter: the other top
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we're following this morning, road rage during the morning commute. the shooting, the arrest and tips to avoid confrontation during your next commute are coming up in a live report at 6:45. right now, it is 6:33. we've been telling you all week that prince george's county police are on extra patrols after a string of homicides this month. they're currently investigating 14 of them. 17-year-old dustin cory was the latest victim. cory's father said his son was looking forward to his senior year in high school this fall. he was shot during an illegal transaction. the crime was not random. most of the homicide victims this month involve criminal activity. so far arrests have been made in four cases. we're learning about what led to the shooting that left a one-year-old injured. there was an argument over a craps game. it happened in northeast d.c. witnesses tell investigators that two men were playing the game. they were surrounded by children and neighbors. police
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on tuesday. they are still searching for one suspect. there is a reward for his arrest. the 1-year-old boy who was shot, jeremiah white, is recovering. president trump is taking aim at his attorney general this morning. >> in a wide ranging interview with "the new york times," the president criticized jeff sessions for recusing himself in the russia investigation. >> sessions should have never recused himself. if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and i would have picked somebody else. >> it is a surprising turn of events for one of the president's earliest supporters. the president also criticized special counsel robert mueller, the man conducting the russia probe now. mr. trump warned him about looking into his family's finances. the supreme court cleared the way for a broader list of family exceptions in the president's travel ban. a federal judge added grandparents, aunts, uncles and extended family members to the list whoan
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visas during the 90-day period that the executive order is in force. the supreme court did not halt the ruling, essentially giving it the green light. it applies to visa applicants from six muslim majority countries. it also imposes a 120-ban from refugees from anywhere in the world. there's good news this morning about your commute. maryland's purple line project a appears to be on track. we're talking to metro riders about how it might impact their commutes. megan? >> reporter: yeah. it would provide certainly another option to commuters. but there's been a lot of legal wrangling, back and forth and delays. it now looks like the purple line project is back on track. now, take a look at the map here. the 16-mile light rail line would connect montgomery county to prince george's county with stops in bethesda, silver spring, college park and new carrollton. the future of the project is in question.
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a new federal appeals court ruling allows maryland to secure federal funding for the purple line. the state is looking for $900 million in federal grants. we've been talking to folks here at this metro station in new carrollton. this would provide them another option potentially on their commute. a way to get them out of traffic. here's what they had to say. >> because the beltway is oh, my god -- >> there's a lot of good ideas out there that probably should be set aside because, quite frankly, our economy is not as hot as it ought to be. >> reporter: well, the fight, though, is not over. there is still a lawsuit that was filed by ridents who are opposed to theurple line. that lawsuit sti making its way to the courts. waiting to be o.j. simpson is hours away from learning whether he will get out of
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a last minute testimony that could impact his fate. plus, school teachers accused of fixing grades. the new actio beingn
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good morning everybody. 6:40 now on your thursday morning. we're in weather alert mode to keep you safe and cool as we go through this blazing hot afternoon. temperatures will be above 90 degrees before lunchtime today. afternoon highs today, mid to upper 90s, heat index near 105. do your best to stay cool and hydrated. taking a look at the roads. chopper 4 over this problem we've been telling you about in southbound maryland. just before the beltway. one spun out to the left median. we have about a two-mile backup southbound on 95. bw parkway, a good alternate through that area. if you're headed that way sometime soon. outer loop at the american legion id
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again. >> more negative news for chipotle. you might want to put your breakfast down right now. mice invaded a chipotle in dallas, texas yesterday. i can't even look. the mice fell from the ceiling. chipotle said this was an extremely isolated incident. employees chased the mice out. i can't even look at that. i can't. okay. i can't do that. raccoons attack. another story to frighten me. the victims, the actions to keep the critters away from your home. new this morning, we're working on a developing story involving an international robotics team tha
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this disease has never had a more worthy opponent. >> the next steps for treatment and the impact on capitol hill. my intent was not to rob from anybody. >> decision day. o.j. simpson up for parole. his future hangs in the balance. why a robbery victim wants to help him get out of jail. i didn't really know what
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but i just knew something was biting me. >> raccoon attack. where it happened this time and why the animals are being lured to your front door. i'm erika gonzalez at the live desk. developing right now, six teenagers from a robotics team are missing. we've been talking about this international competition here in d.c. take a look, d.c. police tweeted out these photos. according to the "washington post," the students are from the team in africa. some boys, some girls. the report from the d.c. police department says that the teens were last seen at 5:00 in the evening on tuesday on d street in northwest. we'll be on top of this developing story. if you know of anything. if you have seen these teenagers, you're asked to contact d.c. police. back over to you guys. erika, thank you. 15 before the hour now. developing this morning, a maryland man is charged with shooting a woman during a road rage incident. >> it happened on the
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connector after the beltway in alexandria. justin finch is live there to explain how road rage is becoming one of the biggest problems for commuters. justin, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. no doubt this hot summer weather and traffic can shorten drivers' fuses. police looking into a likely case of that here. this is their suspect identified as 59-year-old ernest sticke lerks of mechanicsville, maryland. the victim, a woman shot in her upper body. he opened fire into err suv off the eisenhower connector on wednesday before 8:00 a.m. after that woman driver and her male passenger left her suv to approach stickel's van. after that shooting, sticke lerks fled the scene. aaa found 80% of drivers feeling road rage of some kind in the past
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some even saying that rage did turn physical with other drivers. there are ways to calm that rage before it comes. aaa said try to avoid angry actions or gestures. also, don't engage and stay -- try staying calm. if you find yourself in trouble, call 911. maybe the problem is you. how about adjusting your attitude. try putting yourself in the other driver's shoes and determine if your actions are really worth it. no matter what, aaa says if you find yourself in a sense of feeling danger, your best bet is to not take it into your hands but instead call police. we have more tips on road rage on our nbc washington apps and ways to negotiate that and get around that when you see it coming your way. we're live here in zandrya i'm justin finch, news 4. back to you. justin x thank you. 6:47 now. developing this morning, a man died after a shooting at a home
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glen area. a residential neighborhood between georgia avenue and slago creek. someone inside that home called 9-1-1 just before 10:00 last night. the caller said a gunman came into the house, shot a man and ran off. the man died at the hospital. developing this morning, lawmakers of all stripes are reacting to senator john mccain's diagnosis of having a brain tumor. >> they are sending well wishes and offering support to the senator and his family. the news is still hitting all of his colleagues hard. especially lindsey graham. >> so pray. i don't know -- god knows how this ends, not me. i do know this. this disease has never had any more worthy opponent. >> the senator and his family are reviewing treatment options. >> doreen gentzler has more on the diagnosis and the potential next steps. >> aaron and eun, sen
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senator has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor known as a glioblastoma. there are primary teu morse that start in the brain, they're more rare and are aggressive. this is what senator mccain's office says he has. glioblastomas, sadly are the most aggressive type much tumor. with this type, it's likely to include radiation and chemotherapy. the senator will soon be 81 years old. it's likely that the treatment would begin with radiation. his doctors say he's recovering very well from the surgery that he's had. also that his underlying health is excellent. so that could certainly work in his favor. eun and aaron, we know that john mccain is quite a fighter. >> our thanks to doreen gentzler. grade tampering allegations will likely be front and center for one of
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school districts. ceo kevin maxwell is meeting with the county delegation for the maryland house of representatives. it is an open meeting at prince george's community college. it was scheduled before news broke that governor larry hogan wants to look into claims that the school district inflated credits and grades if an effort to boost graduation rates. maxwell says the claims are not true. now to northern virginia where a second person is recovering after being attacked by raccoons. this is at least the third raccoon attack in the neighborhood of arlington this year. residents think the raccoons are drawn to bags of trash on the sidewalks for pickup. the man who was attacked yesterday says he was just on his front porch when it happened. >> i was stepping out on to my porch to put on suntan lotion spray and was just looking at the bottle of spray and all of a sudden raccoons were -- two of them were chomping on my leg and scratching and clawing me. >> the man has started a series
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exposure. we're told arlington county animal control did not find those raccoons. 6:51. o.j. simpson will find out whether he will be set free. >> after nine years in prison for armed robbery, he will make his case in front of a nevada parole board. >> jay gray is there for us in nevada. >> reporter: it will play out like this. o.j. simpson in a hearing room in the prison. he'll be accompanied by a couple of friends as well as his daughter and sister. he will speak to the parole board via teleconference. the members will be at headquarters in carson city. listening in in las vegas as well. after a brief statement, he'll answer some of their questions, including presenting his parole plan, where he intends to live if he's granted parole. the board will then take a
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freedom and return with that decision. that's a bit outside the norm. usually that's a two or three-day process. because of all of the interest and the circumstances surrounding this case, they agreed to do it this afternoon. the entire thing, again, shouldn't take more than an hour or so. that's when o.j. simpson will find out if he will, in fact x be free. the earliest release date will be october 1st. if denied parole, he will have to wait at least a year. >> jay gray live in lovelock, nevada for us. it's time to turn to melissa mollet for a look at traffic. >> southbound 95 before the beltway, you can see chopper 4 over this problem. this is about a two-mile backup in the area of powder mill road. quite slow for folks. outer loop, the slow spot on the beltway this morning. you can see the slowdowns that i circled. looking better
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democracy boulevard also a little bit slow. southbound bw parkway after 410, that's a lot better than it was. that is now out of the way. norwood road at hennessey terrace, some lanes blocked there. widening out a little bit, no other major problems on the big routes. i can prove that by showing you a little bit of a travel times. okay on 270, top of the beltway is your typical slowdown there. same thing, 66 inbound and 95 northbound in virginia. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 fm when you hop in your car today. hi, sheena. >> good morning, melissa. we're talking about the heat. a weather alert today. not just today. but tomorrow. feel like 105 through the afternoon. hot and stormy this weekend. yes, that's going to be the next storm chance. not until the weekend. we could have strong storms on saturday. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. 79 in the district. 73 leesburg. 74 in clinton. it's humid. the humidity is going to play a
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heat advisory around the district and points south for temperatures feeling as close -- as hot as 105. big area of high pressure. that is responsible for our lack of rain over the next couple of days. of course, the heat. if you're walking the dog today, this is jelly. what a cutie. available for adoption at the humane rescue alliance. short walk this afternoon for the dog. 94 by noon. by 5:00 p.m., feeling like 105. 97 degrees. make sure you stay hydrated as well as your furry friends. don't forget, clear the shelters is coming up saturday, august 19th. we're excited about thisment find out more on the nbc washington app. as far as the heat goes, i mentioned stay hydrated. we have more hit tips for you. chuck? >> limit your time outside today. stay as air-conditioned as it humanly possible. lightweight, light colored clothing a great idea. little mist around also really does help. hydration is number one. take breaks. if you have to work ould, i know a lot of people have to
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painting roads and tarring roofs. take your breaks for sure. make sure you check on your friends and neighbors. in addition to the heat and humidity, poor air quality as well. code orange, that's unhealthy for sensitive groups. again, the heat advisory from noon until 7:00 today, heat indexes will peak this afternoon around 100 to 105 degrees. no relief coming any time soon. back into the low 100s. the ten-day forecast, when does the heat wave come to an end? >> not until after monday, chuck. that's what it looks like now. look at the 90s for the rest of the week into the beginning of next week. finally, back around normal in the 80s after that. it is 6:55. here are four things to know today. senator john mccain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. this
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doctors removed a blood clot from above his left eye. the "today" show will have more on the diagnosis and possible treatments coming up. six members of a robotics team are missing right now. the "washington post" says these teenagers are from africa. they're part of a national competition in d.c. they were last seen on tuesday. get the app for all the information on the search to find them. you can follow along with prince george's county police. they are live tweeting during their 12-hour shifts. the department moved to extra patrols after the spike in homicides this month. a new court ruling is paving the way for maryland to secure federal funding for the project. officials say they could start construction within a few weeks of receiving funding commitment. taking a look at 95 southbound just before the beltway. chopper 4 showing you this backup. it is pretty bad. the crash off the left side of the roadway. still delays about three miles right now. i can tell
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that's too hot of a day to be sitting in traffic like that. temperatures not trending down any time soon. dangerously high heat indexes and chances for stronger storms coming back into the forecast on saturday afternoon. we'll keep you ahead of that. >> chuck, thank you for that. that is the broadcast this morning. we appreciate you waking up with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll see you in 25 minutes for weather and traffic and breaking news. until then, enjoy your day. >> make it a great thursday everybody.
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breaking overnight, senator john mccain diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer related to that blood clot removed last week. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle uniting behind him. >> this kids has never had a more worthy opponent. >> this morning the tough fight ahead for the man known as the maverick. knives out. president trump blasts his own attorney for stepping away from the russia investigation. >> how do you take a job and then recuse yourself? >> the president's bombshell new interview as trump's son and son-in-law are summoned to capitol hill to testify. decision day. o.j. simpson's parole hearing set to be one of the most with a chd in history. hours away is the country's most

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