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6:00 on this sunday morning. here's what we're following for you. the governor of virginia says he is not the perso in the controversial year book photo. darkening mit it is his skin at a different college party. we'll break donewn the about bi press conference. >> and the lieutenant governor is not directly calling for northam to step down. and tragedy on the road in prince george's kouptd county, kids are dead after a horrific iash. and thi shaping up to be a
busy sunday morning. thank you so much for being here with . i'm adam tuss. >> and i'm meagan fitzgerald. and you have your little -- >> this is like the biggest one. >> why hide it. we'll need it. good morning toyou, lauryn ricketts. lauryn doesn't need coffee. she has like this drank coffee, would jump through your scene. >> and youefitely want that hot drink this morning because it is a little on the cool side. but we are looking at big warm-up coming our way. and it started yesterday and we'll continue to warm up today. that sun coming u a atut 7:15, clear skies out there, it is a beautiful start to your sunday morning. as we go through the day, 29 t degrees tperature right now, and through the middle part of the day, those temperatures will warme into 40s and in
fact we'll be in the mid-50s for ytime highs today. but still watch out for a few icy patches out there this moing. all the melting that we got yesterda could have more icy patches early on this sunday morning. what to wear? you need the light jacket. no jacket for your monday and tuesday as we'll get rather mild around here. and then temperatures drop wednesday. going to need that umbrella back for wednesday. we'll talk about jt how war it is going to get, i'm taking the numbers up a bit, we'll show that you in the 10 day forecast in about 12 minutes. and meantime a change in tune this morning despite apologizingay fr yesterday governor ralph northam said that he did not appear in the racist photo that was on his 1984 ye 8 84 yearbook page, but admitting in a contest later that use where he put shoe polish on his face. >> i did participate in a dance contest i antonio in which i darkened my face as part of a.
i look back now and regret thea did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like that. it is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that i truly do not believe in a i'm in the picte in my yearbook. >> oh, boy. there was a lot opeculation as to exactly what governor northam would say at that press conference. the answer he gave may have been just as troublinging a the statement that he released on friday night. culverst was the reporter to get the reaction from virginia's liieutenant governor. >> eporter: standing in t chilled shadows of vginia's che executive mansion, protestersg call for northam to step down. 'm insulted that black people were used like pawns. >> reporter: addressing a roomful of cameras and reporters for the first time since a
raci ply chargedto emerged from northam's medical school year book page. with his wife pam by his side, offering no resignation. >> if we get to the point that we feel that we're not effective, that n we' efficient, not only for our caucuses but the commonwealth of virginia, we wilevit this and make decisions. >> reporter: it comes as members of the governor's own p cty echo thls for resignation. >> i've been speaking to democrat d who say they't know if they can go forward with you. how do you bring them back er? it really starts to correct the record and to let them know that i am not the person in that photo that caused this yesterday. >> reporter: outside the mankts, a few supporters of the governor. >> he made a mistake hclearly, bu deserves the right to be forgiven as you and i deserve that right. >> reporter: reverend wilson says virginians should consider on hacnortham's policy policies. >> how we can benefit from
having a family man, a pediatrician, a vet to continue to lead this state. >> reporter: others saying it is time forin fairfax to rise to t seat. >> a black man stands hnd yobeh you, stand back so he can step forward. you've had a lot of supporters. what do you say to them who wt you to take that positi? >> take with a position? >> they want you to be governor. >> i always want to do what is in the best interests of virginia.tu i've been forte to serve in leadership capacities and i think in is more to come, but rightow we have -- >> reporter: justin fairfax there going on to tl me that he hopes that the leader of virginia is one who unites. he would not explicitly say that he wants governor northam to step down, but a lot of folks reading between those lines. in richmond, i'm david culver, news 4. he meantime calls for
resignation continue from northam's owny. pa >> he should resign. and i saw the photo aft i saw you guys last night. so disturbing. so racist. th pe is noce for racism in our government, among our leaders. it really just was so disturbing. >> democraticia president candidore and newk senator kirsten gillibrand made those comments after meeting withn voters new hampshire credit. >> reporter: you can catch all the latest developments on the northam controversy and see more of that news conference on the nbc washington app, just search northam. and keep it he for "meet the press," chuck todd and the panel will talk about t developments in richmond yesterday and the political fallout from governor northam's decision to stayn office. that starts at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. ime right now is 6:06. now to the latest in a tragedy
in principles georgee george's y five childre killed after a violent car crash and their falies are copingith the sudden and devastating loss. dominique taylor was driving a car packed with kids. she is the mother of two of the youngest victims lear and she ff suddenly flew the road, struck several trees and spunro ac a snow covered field. five children were rejected, they were procenounced dead. they are 5 to 15rs yold. >> every collision we have where we lose life is atragedy. simple as that. and when children are involved, it is more of a tragedy.lo >> t and one other adult did survive the crash. police say the children were not properly restrained inside the car. but thedus were. meanwhile montgomery county police say someone walkinglong e lake stumbled upon a dead body. man was found lying in the
woods off trail way drive yesterday afternoon. this is near lake bernard in the aspen hill area. right now officers are trying to figure out how that person died. they think the body has been there since before the recent snowfall. it's been more than seven months since the devastating shooting at the capital gazette newspaper and now a maryland senator has filed a bill to nam june 28 freedom of the press day to honor the victims there. the senator says that the day would memorialize the five killed and also hundred or all maryland journalists.s she s all 47 senators have in-soed the bill a signed the bill and the house of dell 2w59 delegates is working on a version there as well. and some wore swimsuits for a great cause, participating in polar plunge. and u may recogni some of the faces. look at that guy in the red shorts. is that almost a belly flop? >> that was. >> wow, that had to be painful.
>> a show flop. >> and it is cold as who knows what. g a is shomari stone mak big splash. this is called the polar bear plunge at yard park. all the proceeds go to special olympics. very cool. >> and it was cold yesterday. hey, 29 degrees right w. but lauryn says we are shaping up for a warmid. tr might not even need the jacket in a couple days. she is back with the full ercast aft
everywhere. he did escape without getting hurt. the explosion was a result of me methane gas in the sewer. so don't do that. families are demanding answers after they went days without heat. they demanded power be rtored outside brooklyn. more than 1,000 inmates are housed inside and they claim they have gone without heat and electricity for ridays. this week, temperatures have dipped into the single digitsyo as u know. the government is blaming a power outage tha say will be fixed by tomorrow. the temperature looks to be warming up a bit in o area. that is certainly good news. >> great news. that pol are vortex was no joke, but it looks like warm weather is ahead. >> lauryn ricketts can put her moon boots away. >> irought them into the station. they are so easy to put on. >> and probably warm. >> i love my moon boots.
and it has been nice because we've had some winter weather, but you're right, probably gopg to haha going to have to put them away this week because we are warming up. yesterdayhose temperatures were in the low 50s and upper 40s. actually we were at 45. so didn't quite make to 50. but today we will. lo 50s for daytime highs today. it is a great view out there right now. cl we will continue to have some sunshine as we go through the day today. taking a lookt these temperatures though, it is a chilly start this morning. so watch out for more icy patches out there because we could still see a few out there. we're also seeing a little bit of f out there as well. so gasoliagain, watch out for t. it is really bad nor and east of baltimore. so know there will be fog up there holding on through the morning. partly sunny and mild, not badre the tempera again will be in the low to mid-50s out there. so very mild conditions.
we stay dry today and pretty much tomorrow as well. take a look, high pressure in charge. we have a few hiccups down by atlanta, but thank goodness they are playing in a dome. but if y are headed out for any super bowl festivities tonight, not looking too bad. xt chance rain, maybe a few sprinkles west on monday night, otherwise we wait until rt wednesday to s seeing showers roll into the area. most likely wednesday night a lot of those last as we head into your thursday as well. and then next week, it becomes a little unsettled especially toward the end of the week. we'll show you the ten day forecast in a littlebit. and reporter's notebook is coming up next.n we're back 15 minutes with more of the morning's top stories. >> i'm p lawson muse. the state of virginia may soon regulate the use of those motorized room partitions that you see in schools. therandmother of a 9-year-old fairfax county boy appeared in richmo to appeal for change after the death of young wesley who was crushed to death at his
school. susan hogan and tracee wilkins are here wit us this morning. susan, this was a story seen only on 4. tell us what house bill 1753 would change. >> oh, my gosh. well, first this bill and this family, i mean they are fighting so hard to see this change. so what happened withesley back in may, you know these motorizedartitions are so incredibly powerful. and when we found in our investigation, there was just no rules, no policies, no in place for these teachers. so in the case of wesley, he was asked to help out in closing one of these so when we did our investigation, we found that there is just nothing that is set in stone. so with this particular bill, what it actually will do, it will set formal policies and trainings for every school in virginia. y will have to have a designated person or people
working on these partitions. the rooms that they are in, either it is the gym or the auditorium, will have to h children in there as well. and then unless there are safety devices. and that is the other ththg. e particular partitions can come with safety devices just like you're garag doors when they close, and like a child or something runs underneath it, it stops. these partitions can be retrofitted for these, but we found that only one in the enti region of virginia, d.c. and maryland actually even has one of these. >> and then one of the questions was why. there are s ie 500the metro region. all of these schools use these. there are partitions in the schools that we attended. why is it that it has taken so long? >> and the question the family has is why does it take a death to actually spur some sort of a bill. we heard s why when from wesley's grandma who was a
former teacher, too, so so eloquent in her testimony before the house subcommittee -- house education subcommittee. and everyone was just could have heard a pin drop. and she was talking about that, being a asteacher. ithe first time that we heard from wesley's family. his parents were there. 20 other family and friends showed and the bill passed unanimously and th full house education committee as well. and it really is expected to go full for the and pass. >> and we know it's been really tough for the family. this must bring some satisfaction knowing that out of their awf tragedy, something good has happened. >> and that's what they are really hoping and they really stress that, the grandma really expressed that in her testimony as well, i mean as horrible as that was, if there is anything that could come out of this, it is something that will prevent other children from being killed as we would or injured in these things. >> and what about other bills
bpendingore the general assembly, the session? >> good question. one of the biggest bills that w also had been lfollowing is the surprise balance billing. and remember we did this story in emergency rooms. if you go into an emergency room and you think that that particular hospital has your insurance because eru've been before, but if you are seen by an e.r. doc who doesn't take your insurance, that doc can now charge you for the balance of that bieo. soe were calling saying in did i get a $30,000 bill a hospital that takes my insurance. so the delegate kathy byr who is a republican in the state is really fighting hard to get rid of this balance b or the surprise balance billing. that is still -- it is a hard ght. you've got insurance companies, you've got physicians, everyone is kind of fighting agains it. there is a lot of lobbying going on right now. interesting t be see what happens. >> and nothing worse thanaving to g through the illness and then getting that.
>> exactly. >> in the state of marytynd, univerf maryland president wallace lowe is delaying his retirement for another year. he had announced t plans retire at the end of this yearle following all the backlash and controversy oe death of football player jordan mcnair from heat stroke last year. but lowe says that he will stay to facilitate a smooth transition. tracee wilkins,his giveshe board of regents more time to find a replacement. w ohave any idea what convinced lowe stick around a little longer? >> there are a lot of projects on he's been working including rebuilding the athletic program which is actually what sparked all of tis after death of jordan mcnair. and led to the firing of the former football coach and then lowe saying that we too going to step down. but he's in the process of helping to rebuild tha program that has been so seriously impacted by mcna's deathnd the followup investigation. and there are other things that he is doing there. if you hav't been to college
park recently there, is construction not only on that campus, but up and down the route 1 corridor. politicians in maryland believe that this is because of wallace lowe, that he is this guy w has been able to put college park on the map in a really big way. and literally a big way because now they are part of a big deb and that is under his leadership and the developnent and the coming in and dough authorizes giving millions to help build college park. that being said, if you go to annapolis, they love lowe, but if you walk around campus, there are students who feel, some on the fence, some who are ready for him to leave because there have been tragic losses on the campus und his watch. with students and then also, you know, there are african-american stunts and students of color who feel like they are not a part of the vision, who aren't really being heard on that campus and taken seriously on that campus. and that is something that has plagued lowe the ente time. so at the end of the day, it was about a clean transition.
he wants to make sure that this is as seamless and possible and that the students are well taken care of. >> and we've heard one voice from annapolis, the county exec, saying she would like to see him stay. reflection of a how a lot of the politicians in prince george's county and an in that police feeannapolis feel. they are big supportof eers of . i asked him of a possibility of him changing his mind, and he said serve at the pleasure of the board of regents. which says to me if the board of regents asked him to stay, that he would. but it seems like they have moved on, butis they want to be a clean transition and he will hang around and make sure that happens. >> all right. we'll be right back. stay with us. it's time for the ultimate sleep number event on the
many of us are animal lovers and pet owners. ericans spent nearly $30 billion on veterinary services last year. a lot of that on medications. consumer reports says more than a q prter of owners worry that they won't be able to afford their pet's medical treatments. susan, we've been there, i've been there,ou having had at one time and all of them requiring vet visits. some of the treatments together with the drugs can really break the bank and w many peopl spend it if they have to, but they really don't, did veey? >>the course of a lifetime, a pet can cost you $3,000 to $9,000 even more if r there is can involved and reatments involved with these pets. and i've inherited one more dog from my daughter. so we have d twos. and so of course our vet bills have nowdo led.
and it comes up what do you do, do you do health insurance or what have you. but when it comes to rugs and little things that you need for your , dogshat we found is that you can actually get a lot of these particular prescriptionsou at regular cvs, walgreen's, and use the coupons because some of eir prescriptions are what humans use asavell. you justto ask these questions to your veterinarian because often times they will have all the drugs right there for you, and it is very costly. but if you ask can ihe get particular drug at the pharmacy so i can use the will say yes. some are for your pets, but others do cross over. a lot of online services and they go to places where they can get discounted drugs. you can do that too? >>lu ably. just like you would be buying your drugs online, you want to be careful with your pets. there is a great website thae use, it is safe.pharmacy. and it is for humansnd pets.
and so you can actually go on this particular website and see what pharmacies, online pharmacies, how they hold on to the tmedications, arey refrigerated, are theyst stored correctly. it is really like a watch dg for these prescriptions. it is a great resurs for all of us. many federal workers are now bac on the job and work piled up after the month long shutdown while having to worry about the prospect of another, not ea. you talke to county workers relieved to be back on the job. what do they have to say about experiencing the relief and another bout of anxiety. >> well, it is almost like having a postraumatic stress syndrome after all of this really for a lot of the people because these people who h worked their entire lives, some people 20 and 30 years with the federal government, they realiz
as maybe they thoit they weught. found themselves waiting in line for free food. and i had w workers described it as demeaning, as demoralizing. and feeling that i'm doing what i'm supposed to do, i'm putting away, i have money for at m lea fo retirement, you know, which they couldn't touch a lot of tse people couldn't touch, and if they, they were looking at penalties and the rest of itl so first of it was just getting over that happening. and then you had people thinking maybe i need to leave my good government job because i don't have the security that i thought i'd have. and that was the reason i got in this line of work. so now what walinteresting to mg to workers who were back on the job for the first day, what they were really concerned about was first paying back debt that the had going after during the shutdown. and secony getting back to
work. answering e-mails, getting caught up, takingir care of t customers. >> piled up work. >> piled up work. and that was important to enthe. ith all that they had been through, the focus was how are twe going to our agencies back on track and what what i do to help make that happen. a lot of people questioned health insurance and feared losing it. >> they did. ante what was sting, and we found this out when we were trying to do up with some stories and look at what is bothering people, so what hap n happened was officefersonnel management, back in the beginning e-mail to you will a of tall of foard this to the employees. and it was a great resource guidancing every question about health insurance, life insurance, your fsa, all of ts information. well, the problem was as you found out o, the government employees had no access to their e-mails. so they didn't have these answers. so we were able to get a hold of that memo and find out.
so, yes, wit health insurance, they could hold on to the health insurance, that wasn't going to end. but vision and dental, you had three pay periods were okay, but after you missed your third e, so going into the fourth, you would have to come up with your own money for vision and for dental. so there is a lot of little ings. we have this all on our website pnow forple in case this were to happen again. but it really does kind of help you step bygh step go thr what is and what isn't covered throughout the shutdown. >> good information. an alleged drunken driverd eadly crash on indian head highway released on bond after turnin thomas hawks has been indicted in the crash that killed three young children. many people haveollowed this story. tell us about the charges and how this case is expected to procd. >> first of all, the family has suffered an incredible loss, their entire family gone, the husband and wife left now without any of tir children. twins were killed along with
their 1-year-old son. pp the entire community w their arms around this family because this was an unexpected and tremendous loss. and then it took a while forim to be charged. the prince george's county poli t department didn't wan undercharge him. so they investigated and there were a lot of questions about this drunk driver being out on the road and are we safe. and then finally he was indicted by a grand jury and he is looking at threeveharges for cle manslaughter in addition to other charges associated with this accident. an yes, he is out on $80,000 bond after turning himself into the prince george's county police department. so there are a lot of people in the community who are not comfortable with this, but the judge saw fit to go ahead and let him ango. we'll just have to see what happens. but the prosecutor is very serious about this case without question, they are going to do as much as they can to make sure this by ss as much time behind bars as possible if he is found guilty. >> tragicth story and a illustration of how dangerous
driving on that stretch of road in prince george's county and driving drunk if it turns out that he is cvicted of that. thank you both. good information this morning. and that is "reporter's notebook." i'm pat lawson muse. "news 4 today" contues. welcome back. 6:31 on this sunday morning, time to get up, make the coffee, face the day. i'med a adam tuss. >> and i'm megan fats girl. gr meagan fitzgerald. it's going to be a great day because the polar vortex is out of here. >>is and thaood news. but the warm air coming right on in, you're right, today going to
be warmer in an yesterday. yesterday we were i low to mid-40s. asn't bad out there yesterday. yesterday wasseasonable. but today, we are looking at those temperatures moving right on up into the low to mid-50s. let's take a look out there right now. we are looking at some nice conditions. nice clear conditions. n comin up just about 7:13, e degrees is our temperat right now. calm winds out there. a few clouds here and there and we'll go mostly sunny to partly cloudy today. we have some fog to deal withth earl morning, but temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s.ly it will reot be that bad out there. but watch some fog in some spots ead ouou most likely the fog will be in the area where there is still snow pack on the ground. we'll talk about just how warm we'll get and our next chance of rain coming up. a major pivot this morning despite an admission and apology on friday, yesterday governor ralph northam sd thate did
not appear in the racist photo that was on his 1984 yearbook page, but he dido admit participating in a contest in the same year where he put shoe polish on his face. >> i did participate in a dance contest in san antonio in which i dar be eened my face as part michael jackson costume. i lk back n and regret that i did not understand the harmful alegacy of anion like that. it is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that i truly do not believe that i'm in the picture in my yearbook. >> now later in the press conference,overnor northam explained at length why he believes that he iscially charg. ke a listen. >> since i made my statement yesterday, i reflected with my family and classmates from the time and affirmed my conclusion that i am not the person in that
photo. the place andime where i grew up, many actions that we rightfully recognize as abhorrent today were commonplace. >>. >> in a tweet last night, the president wrote about how the racist photo could have changed the outcold front gubernatorial race. if they found the picture before e election, ed gillespie wins by 20 points. presidenuptrumprted gillespie during the hotly contested race. virginia saw a strong voter turnout with many seeing this as an early referendum on the president. for the first time we're mattering from virginia's second in command, lieutenant governor justin fairfax. yesterday protesters and some northam supporters, some calling for him to resign, others saying people should look at the governor's policies. f northaed cameras for the first time since the picture suddenly came to light.
david culver caught up with justin fairfax and gives us his perspective on the issue. >> you've had a lot of supporters. what do you say to them who want you to take that positiak? >> twhat position? >> she want you to be governor >> you know, listen, i always want to do what is in the bestf interests o virginia. and i think i've been fortunate to serve in leadership capacities and i think that there is more to come, but right now we have -- te in a stant released yesterday, fairfax mentioned that virginia needs leaders with the ability to help peoplee. un several democrat being presidential candidates are also calling for northam's job. >> he should resign. and i saw the photo when i -- after i saw you guys last night. so disturbing, so racist. there is no place for racism in our government, among our leaders. it really just was so
disturbing. >>li kirsten gilbrand made those comments after meeting with voters in new hampshire on saturday. >> and keep itight here for "meet the press," of course this will be a big topic. chuck todd and the panel will talk about all the developments out of richmond and the political fallout from governor northacision as to stay to stay office. that starts at 10:30. and meantime there is a tragedy in prince george's county. >> five children were killed affair taker violent car crash inan bowie. now their families are having to cope with this sudden and devastati loss. dominique taylor was driving a car packedith kids along crain highway yesterday morning. she is the mother of two of e younge victims. she suddenly flew off the road, struck severalrees an spun across a snow covered field. five children were ejected from car and pronounced dd. they range in age from 5 to 15
years old. >> every collision we have where you lose life isdy tra simple as that. and when children are involved, it is more of a tragedy. >> taylor andhe within aduone o survived the crash. police say the children werlynot are propestrained inside the car, but the adults were. let's switch gears ltle bit. today a lot of us have plans to watch the super bowl of course, but before you head t, maryland state police want to ofmind drivers not to drink and drive. cers will be out in full force to stop any impaired drivers on there s. there are plenty of options for getting a safe re home if you drink. police receiving you designate a driver or call cab or ride share r advicservice. you can also call a friend or stay the night. if all of those fail, you should be the designated driver. be smart. already february, already ouper bowl sunday, and we are just away from tonight's
dig match-up between the rams and patriots. >> and thousands of fans have tivitiesoying the f all weekend long. jay gray live in atlanta with a review of tonight's match-up. y, the words that you have been grilling this morning. what is going on all right it is never too early for a super bowl tailgate, so that's what we have going here. a little bit of rain right now inatlanta, so that will make it a little difficult to grill. itt we'll get through right? that's what you do here. and it is pass through and should be gone welle before sun comes up. it may scare the nfl a bit though, they wanted to open the roof on mercedes-benz stadium. i don't think that is going to happen with the chance of rain in the forecast. it is at 20% later, but why take that chance when you have the roof, right? we know that there has been about a million people here i atlanta throughout the super bowl buildup, there will be about 80,000 insidwhen the
game starts. and of course 100 million or more watching around the world. so guys, we have the grill going for breakfast here. we'll transition to lunch a bit later. i hope you have your plans set for the super bowl. should be a terrific game. >> i hear you're making some omelettes out there to jay. >> reporter: absolutely. we're a cook to order service here. >> full service. all right, jay, we'll check back in with you in a little bit. stay out of the rain and enjoy yourself. hardest working man in show business right there. >> i didn't kw he was a chef too. take a look at that capitol, a beautiful morning. wegre wakp to warmer ahead lauryn ricketts will let us know what we can expect. and also ahead, the new plan to ease the parking squeeze and
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thisime yesterday it seemed all but certain that virginia would have a new gornor today. >> but then ralph northam decided not to step down and says the racist picture isn't home. chuck toddjoining us live. wow, what a story and it continues. we were just talking during the break here, and you know, you said something o t fridayt the only way he survives this is if that is not him in the picture. he might have been listening to you and decided that is not me in the picture. >> okay, then he should have said that friday night, not saturday. now all of a sudden there is this -- and frankly, you know, i'll be hoost, i'm exhausted from this happening so often with the trump white house, real, buddy, you're going to do this, you say one thing one
day and then you say another thing anoth day. heel apologizes but then says i is not him. there is partf me that says it is so ridiculous to claim that, maybe he is telling the truth because why would you be that blatant in trying to flip-flop like that. but regardless, if he had any hope of trying tis salvage h career, the press conference was a major setback. the moon walk moment. >> terrible. >> owning up to the fact that he had blackface. >> in the same year. >> so that the point it is irrelevant.wh now it is abouis he clinging. everybody else is y telling got to go. you can't take it back once you go. nn his mind he's probably thinking if i resn a week or i resign today, whats the
difference. that gap will be meaningless in a year. but it is excruciating for the democratic party right now. it fls like it is moving in a glacial pace. so i can't imane he is governor this time next week. i can't imagine that he is governor this te tomorrow. but he seems to want to stick it out. i assume at some point he is t goin realize that this is just not sustainable. >> so you're sayin it is just a matter of time before he steps down. >> there is nobody out there ready to sort of -- there is no scenario that i can figure out that somehow he can somehow effectively govern. that is the bottom line here. >> even if he doe ay, has this not reignited aboutof firs ll what was going on at that
school. >> people can investigate to see whether or not he islying. >> as somebody who is in their mid to late 40s, raised inhe '70s and '80s in the south, granted it was south florida, but it was pretty clear to me, i remember as a family, i was told we don't eat at a place called sa sambo's and that was widely known that that was an an offensive thing. the idea of ackface was offensive. i knew this in t late '70and early 80s today. it is not 1964. it is 1984. and more importantly, in thest e of virginia, one year later it made history when a man named doug wilder was the first african-american to win statewe office as lieutenant governor. so this idea that it was some sort of culture -- what virginin was he l in. >> and just to make it even worse if you will, he says that he just found out that that was offensive through someone that
to poke with that happene be black. so out of touch at the very least. not the fir'v time that -- >> to be active in democratic politics for as long as he has. thh i don' any sort of like going back to, again, you've been running for office for this long, you've been thi i activ politics, you know the land mines. time, but ie out of just -- >> sorry, you know the land mines. >> and it is just really interesting that this never came up. he's been init ps since 2007. and this is just now coming up even after the done tcontentiou >> i think that is why o he o the get out. he says my record says i'm the man that i am in that picture. i understand why in his heart he's probay feeling defensive because he'll forever be known as a repeal and replace. and th -- racist. but if you are not one, you don't want that. h>> and you'lle plenty to talk about on the show. and you can see "meet the prors," governoram of course the big topic, and that
is at 10:30. >> thanks, guys. meantime want to tell you abt big changes for a parking program in the district as the focus of the news 4 iteam investigation. we found rampant abuse of visitor parking passes clogging up some neighborhood streets. >> and as scott macfarlane shows us, a n law and new oversight could crack down on those profiting off the d.c. parking squeeze. take a look. ♪ reporter: circling for spot in the district, youotight have d these parking passes stuffed in the dashboards of . ca people who live in d.c. can obtain these temporary visitor parking permits from d.c. police ations for their guests. they have to be renewed every two weeks, but there is n limit to getting new ones. and theam found that has led to arase of the pr >> we're not talking just one or two extra cars. we're talking seven. >> reporter: last year we heard
raom fd homeowners about neighbors using the passes over andoff for their own vehicles for months at a time. we even found this man profiting ram.the pr >> call me at the last >> reporter: illegally selling the passes in the downtown area. >> the idea is not to make this a small business or cottage industry for selling tickets. >> reporter: after other report, this heowner says things improved in her neighborhood -- for a while. >> a fewek there was people who you had identified, they kind of likebu disappeared. then i guess when the heat died down, they came back. recentrter: at a advisory neighborhood commission meeting, she said the passes have now popped up again. >> good morning. are you going to do anything? >> reporter: but new legislation first introduced by charles allen could stop those exploing the passes. >> the reason why this bill is necessary is that there is nothing in the code that actually stops them or prohibits
from repeatedly reupping the 14 days. >> reporter: the new bill sets a limit on use of the visitor passes. people can only use them for 90 days per calendar year. >> as an administrative matter, it is not efficient. >> reporter: and other changes are coming. the department of transportation is currently working to take over the program from police. that m coun a new electronic system where drivers can go somewhere online to request visito passes rather than go somewhere in person. right now the system for getting these parking pass is strictly a paper system. program couldl also make enforcement easier. >> it might curtail it. >> reporter: a spokesman tells us the nec plan is ed to be in place by january 2020. >> parking still at 40 minutes it wait to get a parking sbas. >> reporter: . >> reporter: and it can't come soon arough. scott lachbk faacfarlane, news. >> and you can watch the iteam's understand cover investigations by visiting our nbc washington
app and you can also send them a tip. >> we have problems parking in d.c.? is that -- what, is there a transportation problem? >> can i just tell you i could own a piece of d.c. from all the rking tickets i got back in college. my goodness. >> there have been a few where i'm like this is ridiculous. there was one where i was on constitution avenue and i pulled out to see ianybody was turning left and they gave me a red light one because i was stopped. and that was $150.yw , not happy about that. but i'm happy about the weather. >> yes. good day for driving around here. >> it is gorgeous out there. it will be a beautiful nrise. we have a few clouds out there, we have clear skies he will so going to be a great sunrise. let's show you a picture.
heautiful conditions, the pink hue in sky right now. sun coming up about 7:13. today is light jacket is all you need. tomorrow and tuday, you can probably get away without a jacket. and then by wednesday, you will need the winter coat again and the umbrella because we have rain on the way. no rain out there we have chilly temperatures, everybody below the freezing mark. so once again, there could be a few icy t spots outre as we continue through the morning. but ag will come above freezing the next two or three hours or so.by 7:00, we should be above the freezing mark. lots of sunshine o there daifrd. we do have some fog, so be careful out and about early this morning. especially the areas that had some snow pack still on the ground seeing that fog. we're looking at high pressure in chargereor us, we dry. and listen, we have a few showers in atlanta as jay gray was showing you. i think that there is a small chance of some showers in
atlanta, but again, they have the dome. i think mainlhey will be fine. and with us being dry, if you want to get that salt off your car, i need to do that today, today is the day to do it. no rain until wednesday. we do have a small chance of m rain lateday night, but i'll show you that here in a second. so again su ay, your watch party prep, looking good for that. exercise going to be rather comfortable as we head into the afternoon. brunch still chilly, but plenty of sunshine.an tonight, look at this, dry conditions, temperatures pretty much stay above freezing en if you a headed home. so won't have to worry about the icy patches. and no icy patches tomorrow, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s with plenty of sunshine. again, we do have a small chancn of r on monday, but better eances of rain as w get into your wednesday and thursday.ip pration coming our way. temperatures stay in the 40s on wednesday with p.m. rain and then scattered showers thursday and friday, but then we warm up and then cool back wn for the weekend. more news on the other side of more news on the other side of is break.th
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here whee we'at we're follo for you. the gheernor of virginia say is not the person in that controversial yearbook photo, but admits to darkeni ining his skin at a different party is. and our team on the ground caught up with the man next in line to lead the commonwealth, but even on a day when crowds were chanting for a new governor, he remains one of the few politicians not directly calling for northam to step down. ory,and such a tough tragedy on the road in prince george's county, five children are dead after a horrific crash. this morningree're learning about what happened. but first, want to welcome you in here on thisor sundayng. thank you so much for being here with us. i'med ad tuss. >> and i'm meagan fitzgerald. it looks likes temperatures will be rising, which to me is just theo news i want hear.
>> and i'm going to say we deserve it after that brutal week. >> last week was brutally cold. and i think next weekend we're back to the arctic chill. maybe not quite as cold as what we were experiencinger ear this week, but still it could be a little on the chilly side. but we're just entering february right now. we have two more months to deal with wintertime temperatures. but this week it will feel more like spring. a beautiful view out there right no pink hues in the die. sun coming up 7:13. so what you need to t know, will be mild, nice, we'll have a mix of sun and clouds, dry. and then honemonday we'll be in mid to upper tuesday, by tuesday low 60s and dry. but weo have rain chances as we get into wednesday. wednesday will be a transition day once again. temperatures will be in the 40s on wednesday. we're in the upper 20s right now on our way into the 50s today. snow talk about any
chances coming up because we do have them on the 10 day forecast. >> i'm about ready for you to put those snow chances away. >> i know g >> let's right to spring. thank you. our top story, a change in tune this morning despite ologizing on friday, yesterday governor ralph northam said that he did not appear in that racist oto that was in his 1984 yearbook page. bute did admit to participating in a contest later that year where he put shoe polish on his face. >> i did participate in a dance contest in san antonio in which i darkened my face as part of a michael jackson costume. i look back now regret that i did not understand a harmful legacy of an action like that. it is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that i truly do not believe that i'm in the picture in my yearbook. >> there was a lot of speculations to wha exactly governor northam would say at
the press conference. the answer he gave may have been just as troubling as t statement he released friday night. david culver is in richmond and was the first reporter to get reaction from virginia's lieutenant governor. >> reporter: standing the chilled shadows of virginia's executive mansion, protesters calling for northam to step down. i >> iulted that black people were used like pawns. >> reporter: addressing roomful of cameras and reporters for the first time since a racially charged photo emerged from ntham's medical school yearbook page. with his wife pam byriis side, of no resignation. >> if we get to the point that we effective, that we're not efficient, not only for our caucuses b the commonwealth of virginia, we will revisit this and make decisions. >> reporter: it comes as members of the governor's own party echo the calls for resignation. >> i've been speaking to democrats who say they don't
ard withthey can go fo you. how do you bring them back over? >> it really starts to correct the record and to let them know that i am not the person in that photo that caused this stir yesterday. >> reporter: outside the mansion, a few supporters of the vernor. >> he made a mistake clearly, but he deserves the right to be forgiven as you and i deserve that right. >> reporter: reverend wilson irginians should focus o northam's policy policies. >> how we can benefit from having a family man, a pediatrician, a veteran to continue to lead this state. >> reporter: others saying it is time for lieutenant governor justin fairfax to rise to the seat. >> a black man stands behind n you, stand back so he castep forward. >> you've had a lot of supporters. whwa do you say to them who you to take that position? >> take what position?
>> they want you to be governor. >> i always want to do what is in the best interests of virginia. i've been fortunate to serve in leadership capacities and i think there is more to come, but right now we have -- >> reporter: justin fairfax there going on to tell me that he hopes that the leader of virginia is one who unites he would not explicitly say that he wants governor northam to step down, but a lot of folks reading between those lines. in richmond, i'm david culver, news 4. meantime the calls for resignation continue from rtham's own party. >> he should resign. and i saw the photo after i saw you guys last night. so disturbing. so racist. there is no place for racism in our government, among our leaders. it really just was so sturbing. >> democratic presidential
candidate and new york senator kirsten gillibrand made those comments after meeting with voters in new hampshire. >> you can catch all of the commentsn our nbc washington app, just searchth n. and keep it here for "meet the press," chuck todd and the panel will talk about the developments in richmond yesterday and the political fallout from govdenor northam'sion to stay in office. that starts at 10:30 right here on nbc 4. t so much to unpack. meantime wan get you the latest in a tgedy that has happened in prince george's county, such a tough story, five children killed after a violent car crash in bowie and now their families are having to cope with the sudden and devastating loss. dominique taylor was driving a car packed with kids. she is the mother of two of the youn suddenly flew off the road,
struck several trees and spun across a snow covered field. five children were ejected, they were pronounced dead. they are 5 to 15 years old. >> every collision we have where we lose life is a tragedy. simple as that. and when children are involved, it is more of a tragedy. >> taylor and one other adult did survive the crash. police say the children were not properly restrained inside the car. but the adults were. meanwhile montgomery county police say someone walking along d e lake stumbled upon a d body. a man was found lying in the woods off trailway drive yesterday afternoon. this is near lake bernard frank in the aspen hea. right now officers are trying to figure out how that person died. they think the body has been there since before the recent snowfall. it's been more than seven months since the devastating
shooting at the capital gazette newspaper and now a maryland senator has filed a bill to name june 28 freedom of the press day to honor the victims there. the senator says that the day would memorialize the five killed and also honor all maryland journalists. she says all 47 senators have signed the bill and the house of delegates is working on a version there as well. and some wore swimsuits for a great cause, participating in polar plunge. and you may recognize some of the faces. look at that guy in the red onorts. that is shomari making a big splash. this is called the polar bear plunge at yard park. all the proceeds go to special olympics. >> he looks like he's done that before. >> just belly flop it. if you're going to jump i the watertoday, it will still be cold out there, but we are warming up just a bit.il
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governor ralph northam is also making headlines for other controversial issue this week, he defended a bill to loosen restrictions on late term abortions. >> the bill's sponsor canceled a town halln lorton citing security concerns. aimee cho was at a pro-life rally outside the event for the story. take aok >> reporter: majority have a on saturday morning, people of all ages braving the cold to stand outside with signs in hand. the issue at hand, a bill sponsored by delegat kathy tran, it would have loosened restrictions on third trimester
abortions, only requiring approval from one doctor itead of three. >> you see one of the biggest spontaneous gatheris of pro-life people in a while. >> reporter: manyn calling kathy twrran to step down. >> anybody who sponsored the bill and can say with a straight face that this is what we need in virginia needs toda resign toy and that includes governor northam. >> reporter: the protestors also prleising that comeion time, they hope to elect more candidates when oppose abortion. >> there is one thing that unites us and that is life. >> reporter: delice tran posting a video on facebook and responding, late term abortions are already oallowed, by when the mother's life or health are in danger. >> i've done nothi to change that. what i have done is try to make sure that women are able it make these decisions and access these servic in a timely manner. >> reporter: the bill never made it out of subcommittee. butti anbortion activists today telling us they plan to continue raising awareness. aimee cho,ews 4. and we asked tran for a
comment, and she referred us to a statement online which she said she looks forward to hearing from her constituents. >> including those with differing opinions. > and meantime let's take another look outside. open up the window o front lawn here in northwest d.c. you can see a pretty calm morning out there. and we'r expecting a nice little warm-up on this sunday morning.s laurynack with a look at your full forecast after the break.
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ke find my iphone. and then be sure the device has been completely erased a phone. you would perform a factory reset which scrubs it clean. you didn't want any bank account information, family picturesr even you browsing history ending up in the hands of someone you don't know. back to you. >> very interesting. if you would like to find an eco atm near you or check out the online sites, we have links for you in the nbc washingn app just search sell electronics. i'm now going to take like 13 ipads to the eco a itment chtm. >> i'll take an ipad. >> i'll give it to you. it just adds up, especially the older versions. >> i've never had an ipad. >> i have a woulold iphone. >> you're still on the flip flown? >> those are coming back i think. >> the snake on the nokia. >> you had a snake?
>> yeah, that was great. i have several t phonest i should take back. a good point. listen, it will b today.ful >> good. >> beautiful tomorrow. do you have super bowl plans? >> have puppy bowl plans. that is the big thing in my family. >> the kitten bowl is a big thing. >> there is a kitten bowl? >> yeah. >> i love cats >> oh, we're both cat girls. >> no, puppy bowl. but i think we're all in agement we're pulling forhe rams today. >> 100%. >> i'm paying homage to the saints. >> i like it. i had a whole bunch of saintses on my fantasy team that did not to we. but i hea a funny joke with brees the other day. i'll have to tell you. it is fine. i got to remember it. bu let's talk about it is going to be a beautiful day. >> look at that. >> tower camera, a beautiful view outthere. sub just came up about five minutes ago. and it is beautifulid ou
and listen, it will be great today, great tomorrow, great on tuesday. and then by wednesday, that isl when the t start to turn a little bit. but as for your car wh recast, go ahead and get it done. i say no rain until wednesday, there is a very small chance especially west of d.c., we're talking about around the ridge mountains along i 81, there could be a few sprinkles monday night. but it isoong less than yesterday when i was here yesterday morning. and again, those chances are dwindling. so a small chance of maybe a passing shower monday. but wednesday n will be thet time we see rain in our area. right now high pressure is supp ssing itall, rain down to the south. so you can see a little showerv ac down by atlanta. right now we're on the xool side. still could be some i patches out there. and also we have some fog as well.he especially for areas that still have snow pack on the ground. but temperatures will warm right on up. in fact we'll be nearing 4 by 9:00 this morning. so just with two hours from now. if you are out and about
tonight, possibly for the super bowl, the big game, those temperatures will be dropping through the 40 we'll be dry, most of us will be above freezing so you won't have to wry about any icy patches. and look at this, today 53, tomorrow 57, tuesday 63. we dip a little bit before those temperatures start to rise thursday and friday. our average temperature for this time of year is 45 degrees. so we are doing well. as for tomorrow as you hit the road early tomorrow morning, temperatures will be in the 30s and then we'll take those temperatures into the mid to tomorrow. for now, again, we do have the small chances of rain late on monday. and then again on wednesday and that rain leads into thursday and friday. looks prettyds unsettled tow the end of the workweek as a frontal system passes through, that willraring the temre down a little bit for wednesday. so back in the 40s. but then the frontal system will y,ft north as a warm front thursday and fri so we will keep rain chances around. but temperatures will soar back into the 50s and 60s as we get into the thursday aid . friday will be a little breezy, but we're back in the mid-60s.
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lf-proclaimed interim president juan guaido who the backing. at his own rally, maduro attacked the trump administration and called for an early election for thel natio assembly. meantime tragedy in brazil. the death toll now stands at 121 after a dam broke january 25. curity cameras in the area caught the moment it burst releasinud a flood of and waste. you can kind of see it coming down the mountain right here. this is amazing footage. you can see the dam give way and you seehe dirt barreling down the hill. authorities say more than 200 people are stimissing. they explain that some bodies may never be found under the tons of that swept through the area below the dam. the recovery missild here c take more than a month. a funeral waseld to honor one of the first female navy
pilot captains. rosemary mariner. yo l areking at an aerial tribute in tennessee to honor mariner. the military trailblazer served in the navy for 24 years. mariner was the first woman to ever command anal operati air squadron and one of the first to pilot a tatactical jet aircraft. she died after a long battl with ovarian cancer. one little boy learned the hard way what not do with fireworks. take aook at this video. the boy appears to drop two lit fireworks into a manhole in chinoy and as the runs away, guess what happens. the cover blows off. the sewer, boom, sending smoke and bricks flying everywhere. the boy escaped without getting hurt, he is really lucky. the explosion was the result of a methane gas buildup that had
been in that sewer. so don't do that. >> yeah, not what you want to do. families are demanding answers after inmates in a new york jail say they went days without headuring the week of freezing temperatures. protesters rallied oil side the facility in brooklyn yesterday t demanding power be resolved. more than 1,000 inmates are housed inside. they claim they went without heat and electricity for days. during the week the temperatures dipped into the single digits. and the gernment blames a power outage that they say will be fixedy tomorrow. time is 7:27 on thisunday morning. a beautiful sunrise over the nation's capital. still a bitnowy outthere, but i'm guessing that most of that will melt today. wait until you hear lauryn's forecast when come back. we
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getting ready for kickoff.as iteen a busy couple of days and we have a lot to catch you up on, but wme wel you in and thank you for being here with us. i'm adam tuss. >> and i'm megagan go rams.ld. >> how can you pull for tom brady? >> come on rams, bring it home. and if you will be watching, you could wch ultimate side sounds like temperatures will be rising, but then is this like the whiplash forecast? because then it goes down again and then again. >> that is how d.c. is. yeah, up, down. and tre is som rain in laernts. th atlanta. they get half an inch of snow, i know that they have shut down. but it doesn't look like any t
snowt way. and we're all warm here on the east coast. temperatures today will be in the lo he to mid-50s around here so again temperatures are warming up and we'll take what we can get after the last few weeks. we h beautiful view out there. we have some cloud cover, we'll have a mix of sun and cloudsth t e today. currently temperature 29 degrees. so stiez below the fg mark. we'll start to come above that. i doust be careful because believe there could still be some icy spots out there especially from the melting that had overnight. light winds. nice over the next several hours. you can see we have some fog in the morning, that will burn buf. again, not bad out there. dry conditions. we'll let you know when we could see some snow0 on they forecast, that is coming up in about 15 minutes. a major pivot this morning despite an admission and apology on friday, yesterday governor
ralph northam said that he did not appear in the racist photo at was on his 1984 yearbook page, but he did admit to ontest inting in a the same year where he put shoe polish on his face. >> i did participate in a dance contest in san antonio in which i darkened my face as part of a mich jackson costume. i look back now and regret that i did not understand the harmful legacy of an action like that. it is because my memory of that episode is so vivid that you truly do not believe that i'm in the picture in my boyearbook. >> and he explained why he believes he is not in the photo. >> in the hours since i made my statement yesterday, i reflected with my family and class mates from the time and affirmed my conclusion that i am not the person in that photo.
th place and timehere i grew up, many actions that weec rightfullynize as abhorrent today were commonplacnt >> and presirump weighed in, he wrote about how the racist photo could have changed the outcome of the gubernatorial race. his tweet says if they found the picture before the election, republican ed gillespie wins by 20 points. president trump supported gillespie during the hotly contested race back in2017. virginia saw a strong voterth turnout wi many seeing this as an early referendum on the president. for the first time, we are hearing from virginia's second in command, justin fairfax. and yesterday protestersnd a few northam supporters flanked the executive mansion, some lling for the governor resign, others saying that people should look at the governor's policies. northam faced reporters and cameras for the first time since the picture from 30 years ago suddenly came to light.
david culver caught up with lieutenant governor justin fairfax ands gives u his perspective on the issue. >> you've madhad a lot of su dorters. what you say to them who want you to take that position? >> take what position? >> they want youo be governor. want to do always what is in the best interests of virginia. and i think that i've been fortunate to serve in leadership capacities and i think that there is more to come. but right now we have to -- >> put virginia first is what he said. and in a statement released yesterday, fairfax mentioned that virginia needs leaders with he ability to help people unite. and several democratic presidential candiystes are al calling for northam's job. >> he should resign. i saw the photo after i saw you guys last night. so disturbing. so racist. there is no place for racism in our government, among our
leaders. it really just was so disturbing. >> democratic presidential candidate n and york senator kirsten gillibrand mad those comments after meeting with voters in new hampshire on saturday. >> and of course all of this is going to be a big topic on "meet the press." and you can catch all the latest developments inhe northam controversy and see more of that news conference in our nbc washingtonapp. just search northam. and again, "meet the press" will focus heavily on this. it comes up at 10:30 this morning. chuckelodd and the p will talk about all the developments coming out of richmond and the politilallout from governor northam's decision to stay in office. again, that starts at 10:30ri t here on nbc 4. >> a lot to talk about. now tthe latest in a tragedy in prince george's county, five children were killed after a violent car crash in bowie. now their families are having to cope with t sudden and devastating loss. state police say that dominique taylor was driving a car packed with kids along crain highway
yesterday morning. she is the mother wo of the youngest victims. shhe suddenly flew off road, struck several trees and spun across a snowy covered field. five children were ejected from the car and were pronounced dead. they range in age from as young as 5 to 15 years old. >> every collision we have where we lose life is a tragedy simple as that. and when whirn achildren are in it is more of a tragy. >> taylor and one other adultrv ed the crash. police say the children were not properly restrained inside the car but the adults were. today many of us have plans super bowl of course, but before you head out, maryland state police want to remind you do not drinknd drive. officers will be out in full force to stop any impaired ivers on the streets. there are plenty of options. if you do drink, police suggete you desig sober driver. or use public transportation,
call ade cab or shared service. you can also call a friend or stay the night. and ifverything else fails, you should just be the designated driver. besmart. the dirty side of an american tradition where t super bowl goes, human traffickers follow. see what is being done to combat the problem ahead of the game tonight in atlanta. that story is straight ahead on "news 4 today." people aren't talking about giant's easy grab and go chicken wings, perfect for game day. they're not talking, because they're eating.
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federal authorities are looking for some who you might not easily see. >> so much money in one area, that they are going to - traffickers will bring the girls to them. >> reporter: gaby says she was ped at age 13. and after years of drug and alcohol abuse eventually became an escort forced by a trafficker p have sex with strangers. do you think mosple realize how prevalent this is? >> i don't think they do because they don't wanto look ait, they didn't want to believe it. >> reporter: in the past few days, there have a beenleast 40 are arrests in a sex trafficking investigation in asorgia. during year's super bowl in minnpolis, there were 89 arrests. around the country, more than 8500 reported cases in 2017. while large gatherings are magnets for sex traffickers, human rights s advocates it happens regularly. >> it happens 365 days a year. in atlanta we know at least 100 girls a night are being exploited. and so our goal is to let the super bowl be a platform to
brigreaterer awareness. >> reporter: and some nfl players have launched a campaign against it. and at theworld's busiest airport in atlanta, delta is attendantss flight to spot potential victims and even a hotline number or bars of soap at hotels. gaby decided to fight back,be ming an advocate herself. >> i want other people that may be seeing this that are going through itou or have gone t to know, hey, i'm with you. you are loved. >> reporter: hoping to raise awareness as he city takes center stage. gabe guttierez, nbc news, atlanta. we're taking a live look at e national harbor. it is a beautiful morning if you are just getting anup. lauryn ricketts says it will get even better because temperatures are rising. stay witus. stronger is rebuilding a newborn's heart...
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>> reporter: we were in ric as the state delg gat introduced his bill that he drafted right after sley's death and after our investigation, wesley's mom and dad, they were also there along with aot of their friends and family. all of them there toupport wesley's grandmother who me a passionate plea for change. as most grandmothers do, sally loves showing off pictures of her grandson wesley. the toothy grinned little boy who brought so much joy to the lives of everyone he knew. many of them here in richmond to support sally as she testified in front of the house education subcommittee. >> please help stop these tragedies from occurring in our schools. >> reporter: she is support house bill 1753, drafted b a delegate would require school districts to have formal policies andin train place when it comes it motorized
partitions. it would also restrict when the dividers can b operated unless they have an additional device installed with them. >> one of our news channelsic is here today has been doing a lot of investigatiory work and has found out that there is a lot of -- a lot to be desired in ours. polic >> reporter: in the northern virginia area alone, accorng to nbc news 4, there are 202 electron partitions in schools. >> reporter: nearly 500 in the entire region. our investigation fhere are very few rules and training when it comes to powerful dwitss. >> i does not seem that we can
depend on school district admissim administrations or school boards to voluntarily act adequately to protect our students. >> reporter: and the delegate is fending ono depending on his colleagues to make it pass. y>> and thank for the research you've done in bringing this to the forefront of all your viewers at chann 4. >> reporter: he says that he will rename the bill the wesley charles act. and it now goes before the house education committee and we of course will continue this and we will keep you posted. check out our app to find out if your school has onef these partitions in it. just search partitions. back to you. nd whileou're in the nbc washington app, you can also ttch wesley's grandmother's entire testimo the house subcommittee. >> just search testimony. lauryn ricketts joining us
with a look at what is going to be a nice day ahead. >> a great day. >> and everyone who didn't shovel, it will all go away anyway. >> yeah, mine was gone yesterday. i was gone vel was and i knew it was going to be warm, so -- >> soess work today. >> and we had melting yesterday because the temperatures made it into l the to mid-40s. so a few icy patches out there this morning, but really not the sun is up, it is a beautiful start to this sunday morning. >> super bowl.ow >> super sunday. guess who is not play management super bowl? redskinsnd the eagles. >> well, we are technically still the defending until someone knocks us out. i'll be wearing my nick foles jersey. let's kngho go rams! >> yeah, everyone agrees except for people from new england. sorry, i know. but you havef tons super bowl championships. i'm a redskins fan. i'm aikowed to not a lot of
teams. current temperatures out there elght now, we're in the 20s. so still the freezing mark. again, watch out for some icy patches. we'll warm right onup. we still have some fog out there in spots, so be reful. partly sunny out there today, mild as temperatures make it into the low 50s. 53 will be our temperature, so great day out there. as far as your sundayutlook is concerned, we have the party prep, if you are running around heading to the grocery store, it is lking good f that. torfect, mild and dry. it will be try y, so you won't have to worry about guests with their wet feet coming inth exercise, it will be rather warm for february. brunch still a little chilly out there, but we'll have some sunshine as well.pe nothing hng in our area. towards atnta, a few light shower, but they have a dome so no worries about that. if you are head out tonight for the super bowl, sun goes down just after 5:00 p.m. and we're looking at mostly clear
skies heading into the overnight. temperatures will b slow to drop because we're actually going to be a little warmer tomorrow a get the southerly flow. so maybe a little fog overnight once ahein. but for most part, it will be nice conditions heading on home. and nice over the next three days. 53 will beur temperature today. 57 for your monday. es for y. and then we slip a little bit as she frontal system will roll through the area we get into your wednesday. that front will bring some rain fishowers spelly wednesday night. but we're still above the average mperature, 45 degrees for our average temperature. as far as your forecast tomoow, mid to upper 50s. it will be beautiful and mild out there. maybe always early while most of us are sleepinging. and it will just be rain.
better chances are w inesday nigho thursday of scattered showers moving our way. so let's start thecafutu, this is 6:30 on your wednesday morning, we're dry wednesday morning. dry through much of the day. by wednesday night, we have the rain moving in and it will continue as we head into your thirst. even thursday scattered showers. noni r the whole time, but thursday we will warm back up as a warm front lifts through the area. so we have a cold front moving through the area as g we into wednesday, that drops our temperature from the 60s to the 40s. and tn that frontal system will stall and start to move back to the north as a warm front. and one rule of meteorology, never trust a warm front. so we'll really have to watch our temperatures as weet into friday. this could be lower, could higher. right now guidance i will tell syou even had in the 70s. i don't buy that quite yet. and then some models had u in the 50s. so it is a crap shoot gist to see exactlyhere thatrontal system will be. so friday could be -- i think it
will still be mild, we just may not be as mild as we see here. but it will be breezy with a few passing showers. and then a f coldnt will come through ending all of is arctic high pressure building in for your saturday, temperatures in the 40s. in the 30san sunday. then a chance of a wintry mix not only monday, but also on tuday. tuday. way nesex and families are gathering itaround the table.america, thanks to reynolds wrap, dinner preparation is perfect, and everyone knows to be mindful of their manners. dinnertime has changed. our quality hasn't. reynolds wrap: foil made in the usa since 1947.
the time is 7:55. here are four things you need to know before you head out. today is super bowl sunday. and if you are heading out later, areminder to be safe on the roads. if you drink today, make sure that you have a designated sober driver or use public transportation or uber. >> can did all of that. and want to catch you up on a tough story, five children killed in a horrific accident in bowie. they were ejected from a car traveling along crain highway yesterday morning. two adultsnside the car did survive the crash. and virginigovernor ralph northam is not leaving office. he is now changing his story saying he is n in a racist photo that resurfaced from his medical school yearbook from 30 years ago. but hdoes admit to another incident where he put shoe polish on his face itating michael jackson for a contest. and keep it right here for "meet the press" at 10:30, they
will go through political fallout out of richmond. what a nice day for super bowl sunday. >> no kidding. >> temperatures are rising, the sun is ou >> gorgeous. not only here, but also down in atlanta it will be nice. maybe a few shower, but a small they haven there a a dome. 50s today, upper 50s tomorrow, 60s on tuesday. and rain late wednesday into thursday. thursday. but we warm back up. switch to fios and get entertainment delivered to your home like no one else. because fios is a 100% fiber-optic network. that means you'll get the fastest internet available
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it is soso cold. >> there is no russi collusion. >> i am running for president of united states of america. >> it has no place in the city of chicago. ♪ good morning, welcome to "sunday today" on this super bowl sunday, february 3rd, i am wily geist, a cl for ralph northam to retire. he admted he did wore black face when he dressed up