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"news 4 today" starts now. new this morning, one man is dead after a crash in prince george's county. we're learning new details. l> a day at thee ends with one man drowning. we're going to tell you why he went into the water. plus, blossom the cherry blossoms are reaching peek bloom. >> yeah, should be pretty busy down by the tidal basin and on the national mall today. eif you're uply with us on this sunday morning, getting ready to possibly go down there, thank you for being here with us. i'm adam tuss. >> i'm meagan fitzgerald. packed down thereyesterday. tried to get down, but too many people. today might be a better day to go down there, because it looks like the weather won't be as nice, lauryn ricketts, maybe a
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little rain, maybe a little wind, maybe a little cloud cover. >> a mixed bag. >> yeah, guys. we got a mixed bag of stuff out there for sure. those temperatures out there right now in the 60s. that's about as warm as it is going to get yotoday. can see that we have some clear skies out there. for the most pa, just to the east. but now we're seeing some rain trying to move into our re just some light stuff pushing in to our area. so we will continue to see some rain chances as we head through the day. some of the stronger rain showers just to the north and west coming through clark county and eastern panhandle of virginia. current temperature in the 60s. e temperatures wille dropping as we continue through the day. owwever, let's talk windchills. you wake up tomomorning, the windchills in the teens and 20s, oh, yeah winter is not done with us yet. >> i don't like thatt al all right, lauryn, thank you. new this morning, a man is dead after an overnight crash in prince journals county.
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police say the man was driving l ong richey road in forestville around 1:00 in the arrning. the c crossed the center of the road, smashed head on into another vehicle. pronounced dead at the scene. the road wasdo shut . police trying to figure out what led up to that crash. a tragedy unfolded at a popular park in northern virginia. a man i jumpeo lake braddock to save his dog. he never made it back to shore. darcy spencer is in burke with the de>>ils. eporter: yellow police tape surrounds lake braddock, it is off limits despite the beautiful weather. that's because something tragic happened here fairfax county police say a man apparently drowned trying to rescue a dog from the chilly waters. >> the detectives are still looking into that aspect. initial reports are he did go into t water to retrieve a dog. we just don't know if it was his dog or somebody else's. >> reporter: police were called here just after 5:00 for the report of a missing swimmer.
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ers went rescue swi in, they found the man's body about 40 minutes later. they sayhe dog was found and is okay. >> the best of my knowledge, i have been in this community for 19 years, i never heard of something like this happening. >> john johnson heads the lake braddock community association. he says people uses the path to exercise and walk the dohe. aid the lake >> n tephink it is etragic. orst thing that you want to happen is that for some to happen to a member of your family. it is always worse when ito happens child, but it is equally bad when it to an nsadpeult. my h heart goes out to the fami. >> reporter: police worked well into the nighttimeolleing evide and talking to potentialtn ses. they're expecting to release additional information sometime today. inrfax county, darcy spencer, news 4 todaha
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>> you. in the district, ten people were displaced after a fire damaged much of their home. residents escaped here on 54th street and southeast yesterday. d.c. fire tells us the fire started on the first floor o thtwo-story house. no one wassellst ti s smoothll on the baltimore-washington parkway right now. that's good news. all lanes are back open.ew for the past day, portions of the roadway have been closed for emergency potho repair. you know all about them. chopper 4 flew over the workers friday night. crews were out improving conditions for drivers who had to deal with pocked tires, brutal commutes. the repairs are hoped to help the conditions there before a later repaving project starts waxtin gton app to learn about the repairs and learn more details about permanent fixes coming this summh. just sea potholes. several teenagers are behind bars this morning aft a
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massive disturbance in abaltimore. itll started after a marches ma party at east point mall in dundalk on friday. a police ser the event, a fight broke out in the parking lot. they say some people damaged mall property and one woman says her purse was stolen alo with some cash. she sent pictures of her bustedd they w ere charged as juveniles and released to their parents or guardians. time is 6:05. as montgomery county police search for someone topl e tom manger, they announced who will lead the department in thei me. assistant chief russ hamill will rtep in as acting police chief. he may look familo you. we interviewed him on a number of stories throughout the yearn ee's be p he a life long montgomery h wcountyit rthesident and wen university of maryland and howard university. >> local guy. ps is being made at
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the wharf in southeast d.c. we're talking confetti and even a drumline kicked off the celebration. the final phase on the water front will bring more business, residential, ,reta hospitality and entertainment to the thstrict. saom feew yea lrsong time resis worry the change won't benefit as many people as they should. >> i wonder about diversity, i wonder about poor lepe you know. if you don't have the means, you out of here, you knowha and might be true of d.c. too. >> d.c. has worked with developers to hire city residents and the wharf says it will hire at least 51% of people in the district. >> pretty amazing to see how that par of the city h transformed, for sure. taking a live look outside on this sunda morning. it is 64 degrees at 6:06. pretty warm out there. but we are in f a big change
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and lauryn has the forecast when we come back. plus, the cherry blossoms are peeking. yes, peek bloom ispr apching, it is beautiful out there. we're taking a look at the cherry trees coming up. stay with us.
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you're watching "news 4 today." and welcome back. cherry blossom season is here and the city is looking beauful. yes. >> pink all around. >> that's right. >> people picked a great day to head down to the tidal basin yesterday. take a look. oh, man. that was ae one for sure. the warm weather and blossoms attracting big crowds yesterday. right now the trees are in the puffy white stage, which is pretty much where you want it to be. peek bloom expected to hit tomorrow. the crowds didt stop many from as wwell. >> gla came this weekend as opposed to next weekend.
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>> i don't remember the trowds beins big. i think there is a lot of excitement, a lot ofki . there is the age of the selfie. my mom said it looks like a photo shoot out here. everybody is modeling and posing for pictures. got ours in too. i'm not above it. i think that's t somethingt changed over the years. >> i know some people who have never gone down just because they don't want to be part of the whole experience. it is unbelievable when you see it in person. go down and see it. we have a full guide for all of he different cherry blossom events and activities in our area. search cherry blossoms inur nbc washington app. seeing it in person is a much, much different thing than seeing it on television. >>ou know what y can do? >> what? >> take one of the scooters, scoot down there, take aike down there. >> don't drive. driving -- driving is going to be aidad . barely any parking down there. >> no parking. >> take the train, take the bus, take the scooter, walk. >> do you like scooti? >> i have never gotten on one of
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those things. >> no. >> i saw lauryn coming dowthe street on a scooter, i would go to the other side of the street. >> we have to scoot. >> i could outscoot all of >> have you done it? >> it is fun. >> i saw somebody down gw parkway and i was, like, what is that perso doing? not smart. >> or doubling up.le i saw two pen one. >> i see that. yeah. no. whole conversation about that. but let's talk about the weather for today. we have got some showers out there, guys. we -- agh we go thrhe day, we are looking at everything starting to clearou but light showers as at least we go through the morning. let's go t our maps and show you what's going on outside. su coming up just under an hour before 7:00 a.m. we have the morning showers out there today. anything we do see, on the light side. now, we do have some windy conditions, it is already windy t there now. gusts up to 30 miles an hour throughout the day. this is about as warm as we're
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going to ge temperatures are going to fall. in fact, most of the day will be spent in the 50s. and then temperatures plummet tonight, very chill start to your monday morning. temperatures out there right now s. the 60 but, again, we will start to see those -- iant to go back to that map. degrees.3 a frontal system coming through. behind that front arctic air is movi. so temperatures are going to drop. we're not going to be in the 30s. most of the day in the 50s. we are going to see those temperatures much cooler in a coupleurf but we'll have plenty of sunshine out there. here's the rain that is coming through the area, leesburg and going up to frederick county,la ma, brunt of it now along i-70. you can see this front right here. this is going to continue to push to the east, clearing our area as we go through the lunch hour. 57 degrees is going to be our telderature. i wt say daytime high, daytime high now is in the 60s. so 57, some morning light showers, but we'll get that afternoon sun.
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here we go. looking at a few showers pushino h the area. and then as we go into -- some of it could be a little moderate. t as we goough the midmorning, everything will start to clear and, again, those winds will switch from the south to the north and west. tomorrows for but windchills in the teens and 20s tomorrow morning. going to be sunny and breezy through the d tomorrow. winds will die down after about 2:00 or 3:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. tracking a storm on tuesday, it is a coastal storm. that could bring some clouds ann precipitatn tuesday. right now i'm keeping it dry. it might head out to sea. something to watch. next chance of rain, better chance of rain comes this friday. >> all right, lauryn, thank you very much. reporters notebook is coming up >> we're back in 15 minutes with more of the morning's top stories. see you then. >>rn good g. i'm pat lawson muse. news about plans to sell in our regions has customers up in arms. customers don't wan lose their neighborhood stores. the union representing employees has complained that shoppers
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hasn'told them a lot about the plan. but finally there is some news from the company ts morning. joining us are new 4z consumer reporter susan hogan and news 4's meagan fitzgerald with us today.ei thank you for here, ladies. susan, we got some information from shoppers about theplan. so what is the plan? >> yes, and we actually - knew about this last week. so we put a call in to shoppers, a call in to new parent company, we put a call in to giant, which has bought som ofheir stores. no one returned our phone calls or any mediacalls. so we finally, yesterday, this past week, ial lit called and said, listen, this is it, we have called so many times, someone needs to get in touch with us. they finally did. and the statement that they sent us was that the company plans to,quote, thoughtfully and economically divest its retail operations and they have no immediate plans to close any stores. we have seen this happening in giant asd taking over some of them as well. and why this is so big.
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there are 12 many prince george's county alone, 36ur in region. so it is a big deal. and a lot of these are attached to the shoppingcenters. and for from what we understand too, this parent companyends to go into the wholesale market and get rid of some of these retail stores. so, again, from the unions to the employees themselves, they're kind of in limbo. they don't know what is really going on. >> the company see to have taken pains to say we're not closing stores. >> correct. >> ishehat because has been such an outcry? >> i don't know. probably. i mean, when i actually got fed up, when they weren't river spotting, i called one of the shotters myse s shoppers myse. she said i don't know what you're talking about, she had no idea. it is just really, when you think about there is 2,000 members of the union and most of them areight in the prince
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george's county area, when they're not being told what isi on, there is just a lot of confusion, but, again, this is what tpany -- the statement said, you know, we don't plan to close stores. whether that means tha some other retail stores like grocery stores are taking over, y know, maybe. but as you know, the usda considers by this standard this area is a food desert. >> they say they can fill the stores, thelocations, but they're not specific about what to fill them with. continued. >> for sure. >> moving on to education. the education department's oposal to strip the special olympics of federal funding, all 8 million of it. it set off a national firestorm ecd touched a nerve here in the washington arease of our deep ties to ma meagan, you covered this story.
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>> eunice kennedy shriver founded it in her backyard in the d.c. area. we know the historical value it has in our area. she did it because she sawhe need when it came to persons with intellectual disabilities sort of being cast aside in society, not really being able to live their full potential, not having anything t do. so it sort of just exploded into this worldwide program. and if you ever have gone to any of their mpetitions, it is t most incredible thing to see. so that's when you got this whole outcry from across the country, people saying, you know, you cannot cut funding to special olympics. >> she says it gets a lot and it does. there is a lot of private funding, philanthropic funding. >> correct. when she testified before this subcommittee on the hill, on tuesday, that was part of the argument, saying, look, it is difficult to make cuts all the way around, but special olympics gets $100 million
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philanthropically every year annually. so the argument there is that they're doing okay. there is other organ that don't get as much funding. but, you know, i talked to local folks in theho community here say, look, it is the security of knowing that you got this base of funding there from the federal government that whether someoneon donates or donate, it is always going to be there. and given once you take aatook he larger picture of what this organization does, how it really spends those dollars, the argument then just came to the forefront even harder of how could you. >> it was alsoes intng to see maria shriver's tweet devos and pence saying you've been to our games, please don't balance the budget on the backs of those with special needs. another story i t our areat impacts kids in fairfax county. county could install safety devices to motorized room lyviders in all county schools, a story you saw on 4.
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the story pheno of a boy who died last year helping a teacher operate one of the motorized partitions. invernor northam just signed a law a protection for students. this would go a step further. >> solutely. so the law for virginia that was signed as you said, what it says with the motorized partitions, any school that has these would have to put in ace safety de if there are children in the room when these things are being ed.r what is absolute is that every single school must have a policy in place and training. fairfax county is going a step further and aually they are asking for about half a million dollars to install safety devices on all of the motorized partitions in the entire county. there is about 127 of them. and it is about, i think, $450,000 proposal that will be added to the budget. so that is the hope, and fingers crossed, of course, for a lot of
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these families. >> whet do then do they make a ? >> it is an amendment to the budget. so we went on monday to one of the meetingin inings to see it proposed. it is going to be interesting. it is going to be a process. t what we can say is there is another school rocky run middle school undergoing massive renovations now, they're going to be putting in a safety device in the school for one of the partitions in there. there is progress. and for the family watching this, oh, my gosh, what a -- it just makes them fee eat. we have spoken to the grandmother of wesley lipiki and she says if there is any goodut comingf any of this horrible tragedy, it is that it will not happen again. >> what a way to honor his memo.. >> 10 it is going to be -- the wesley lipiki act. so you can't but feel so warm about that. >> we're glad to see progress being made. we're going to take a break and we'll be right back.
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it has been two years since an artist from norcarolina, 34-year-old karina neil, was discovered brutally raped, murdered and bound in a d.c. row house. nearly two weeks ago, a jury convicted a man of 13 charges including first degree murder and first degree sexual abuse while armed. we were the only ones to speak with neil's parents right after the verdict. you talked to them. oere is certainly way to mitigate the pain of their loss, but it sounds like they fl satisfied that justice has been served. >> absolutely. that's all they could hav asked for. they were inside this trial for goingst month that it was on. it was devastating. having to relive all of the auma of what happened. again, we're talking about a 34-year-old woman who was, you
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know in the prime of her, li really excited about, you know, doing more with art, with in townre, getting ready to go back to north carolin when elijah torre spotted her. prosecutors say he followeder inside her northeast apartment where he brutally raped her and murdered her, went off, using her atm card to get out about $2300, and the evidence here was overwhelming. but the fact that he was found guil, they told me that justice was served. >> the fact that it sounded like an open and shut case. >> sure. >> left some baffled that it took the jury two londa . her father said, you know, it should have taken about five minutes. what was the crux of the defense's case. >> the defense tried to argue that they had the wrongguy. they told the jurors that just two weeks prior to karina neil being raped and murdered, there es another c that was
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similar in nature to what happened to karina, that cse unsolved. the dectives were able to rule out elijah torre as the suspect. they were making the argument, look, it wasn't him in that case, there was someone else out there and because policeotly dedicated all of their resources on this case and justin tto find someone, they got the wrong guy. but obviously in the tend, jurors didn't buy it. >> so mr. torre will serve a life sentence? is he going to be up for parole? so he's going to be sentenced on june 7th and that ishen he will either serve life without the possibility of parole, or serve life with the possibility of parole. that's sort of what the question be. >> well, if you are like most of us and you are sick and tired of robocalls, the ftc announced a majoritcrackdown. involves a major settlement with some of the companies
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responsible for a lot o those calls. susan, you looked at what these companies were using robocalls for. >> we did. >> tell us what they're -- what do theyant? >> it is great that the ftc settled this. we feel like come on, you should give us a piece of this pie. it is so annoying when we get -- we all get them. i get them every single day. so the -- here's what the four major companies that are accused of doing and they'rerid ridiculo ridiculous. auto warranties, the promise of auto warranties, home security lsstems, supposed debt relief services and we can permanently lower your credit rates.terest one even had the nerve to actually ask people to donate their cars, boats or what have you to a fake charity and then hey were selling them off for profit. and it is insane. but unfortunately, time and timf again, because spoofing, when you get that phone call, and you look and it is are code 401, well, i lived in rhode island, maybe it is someone i know or 202, got to be from the
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governoint. i'm to pick that up. it is coming from washington, d.c. if they pitch you off guard in that weak moment, you might fall for it. and people do. millions of people do.>> so when can we expect the calls to stop? >> this is one of the ftc's most complained about issues. and ion't know. i don't think they have an answer for it. they keep trying to educate, you know, these kinds of stings and going after these companies asl and these large settlements. but one closes, another one opens up, they are a money mang machine, they know it. >> like whac-a-moles. >> and trying to blo the numbers too and they keep on calling. >> yes. >> it is the worsng >> the t is, they talked to -- they're trying get some of theireless carriers and other arriers on board to try to do something. there has been efforts, but at the end of the day, until they figure it out, we as consumers just need to be more vigilant. >> this settlement, just forcl
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ification, involves the companies agreeing to stop. >> a settlement usually -- they have agreed to cease and desist, but we have seen this before, i can't say they're going to open up another company, that's what you see all the time. but, yes, the settlement does not mean they're saying that wet didn'ty're just agreeing on the settlement and moving forward. >> okay. well, ftc is doing something. >> they are. >> let's hope it is enough. >> this morning, police are stillearching for suspects in a shooting outside of fairfax county at ate banquet hall there. someone shot into the crowd of p300 people after aty late at night. two people were injured. they're going to be fine. e violence was shocking and police have put out a text number to try to get tips. meagan, this involved a big crowd of young people. fll us what happened. >> it wasday night. just, you know, a week ago, and there was a o large crowd people that were inside this banquet hall and there was a fight that happened inside the banquet hall.
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they wereo asked to outside. the fight escalated. now you got all the people outside. someone pulls out a gun and started shooting. and tt's when one person was struck, taken to the hospital, and then later on that evening police say another young person went to the hospital and said they also had been shot. and so ter iting thing about this, though, is that police believe people had their cell pnes out and they had snapchat video and other things and so that's why they're trying to connect with the younger audience by saying, look, you can also tex us tips to try to solve this case, but at this he point,re still looking for a suspect. >> you talked to a man who saw it happen. >> right. he -- so the gentleman who actually worked right next to the banquet hall said there was loud music. he went next door and said, can e u pipe things down a lit bit. i have patrons inside. the guy said, ok, he goes about his business, cooking and sudden, he says, he hears gunfire. he goes outside, he goes close
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to the window to kind of see what's happening and he says, yeah, i see them shooting outside, it was the scariest thing, because there is still people inside my restaurant eating. says this is something that has never happened before and he's been in that location springfield for the last 25 years. so he's shaken up by it. windows of establishmentsere blown out. and so it certainly shook up the communimm i community. >> that's quite frightening. hopefully they can find somebody using that tex line. thank you. thank you, that's reporters' notebook i'm pat lawson muse. "news 4 today" continues. 6:30 on this sunday morning. here's what we're following for you. new thi morning, firefighters battling a fire along georgia avue in northwest d.c. we're going to take a look at
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the damage there. plus, tragedy on the lake. a man drowns while ting to save dog. and what reallyappens to that glass once you throw it in the recycling bin? we're going to take you on a little tour. "news 4 today" starts now. and good morning to you on this sunday rning. thanks for being here with us. dark and early. i'm adam tuss. >> goorn g, i'm meagan fitzgerald. we have a nice day ahead. so much to do. march dness. >> got that. >> virginia one. >> got that. final four. >> big deal. cherry blossoms. and,no youwhat, it sounds like lauryn ricketts, this could be t day to go see the cherry blossoms. not as nice as yesterday, so maybe a littleess people out there, maybe. >> yes. ye listen, go see them today, go see them tomorrow, i think yesterday as i was saying allye day erday, yesterday was the pick to go see them. so today, yeah y o can get there, especially by this
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afternoon, about the the thing about thi afternoon, weill have sunshine. temperatures will be in the 50s. it is going to be windy out ther we can deal with that. but tomorrow they are peaking d tomorrow afternoon will be a little nicer, it will be a little colder.o you have take whatever you're going to get, wind or sunshine with it. we have got some rain showers out there right now. we areg see some rain moving through the area, the heaviest rain up through frederick and back down through clark county. tok at this. you widens out. you can see the frontal system. it is right here. behind this front, much cooler temperatures and in fact, look at this. oh, yeah, western maryland, alre fy down to theezing mark. everybody else in the 50s and 60s. this is about as warm as it is going to get today as those temperatures will continue to drop int the afternoon. so look at this. mostly afternoon in the 50s. now, we have some sunshine on. t talk about the chills tomorrow morning, winter coming back for your moway. we'll sou the temperatures coming up. >> the wind is not good for the
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blossoms. hopefully they hang on. lauryn, thank you very much. new tg,s morn d.c. firefighters were busy overnight, trying to put out the flames here. yo can seerucks and crews busy tackling this fire. it happened on -- in northwest d.c. on georgia avenue around 4:00 this morning. officials say the fire started the basement. it spread throughout the building. attached buiings were also affected. one firefighter treated for minor injuries. no one else was hurt. a popular park in northern virginia is the scene of a tragedy. a man jumped into lake braavock to a dog, but police tell ol he never came back to shore. fairfax countyice were called to the lake for a missing persons report. yesterday evening rescuers found the man's body about 40 minutes later. it is not clear rht now if it was his dog or somebody else's dog. localseell us l braddock isn't very deep, but it gets very cold, especially this tim of year. tragic.ink it is the worst thing that you want to happen is that for some tragedy
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to happen to a member of your family. it is always worse when it happens to the child, butt is equally bad when it happens to an adult. >> police tell us the dog was found and is okay. they expect to release more information later today. >> well, a tragic update to a story out of south carolina tist making national headlines. a university of south carolina udent's body was found after she disappeared during a night out with friend samantha josephson was a senior at the school, last seen outse popular university bar around 2:00 a.m. friday. police say she got io a car that she thought was a ride share that she ordered. stumbled on hunters her body, dumped in ae remot area. investigators arrested nathaniel nola her friends are struggling to understand why this happened. >> she was just a very bubbly
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person. she was very happy and she was excited bause she was going to law school in the fall. but she was just a very happy, bubbly person very sad, very scary. it can happen to anyone. >> we're fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, and it is just as personal to us. >> now, police say that there were a large amount of her blood in rollins car. a large amount there. they also found her cell phone insideit. along with a container of bleach, window cleaner and sanitizing wipes. president trump once again shifting his focus to the southern bohier. latest threat to shut down the border came with another controveial proposal cut off all aid to some central american countries. kelly o'donnell brings us up to speed. >> reporter: the race for ouesident is already sprinting along theern border.
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in el paso, democrat beto o'rourke, praising his hometown's immigrant culture with an implicit criticism of president trump's immigration policies. let's make sure we never take another child from another mother at their most dperate and vulnerablemoment. >> reporter: at an iowa forum for democratic candidates -- >> hey! >>eporter: julian castro, once mayor of san antonio, texas, offered his prescription. >> we can have a secure border and be compassionate. >> reporter: mike pence brought along border politics claiming a worsening crisis as he helped trump ally lindsey graham kick off his senate re-electionmp gn. >> democrats call that a manufactured crisis. but the only thing manufactured is their ortrage. >> rr: during his weekend stay here in florida, president trump is wielding power as leverage over countries to the south. >> i ended payments to
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guatemala, to honduras and to el salvador, no money goes there anyme. >> reporter: the state department said in a statement, we are carrying out the president's direction, swift criticism from democratic leaders on capitol calling the proposed cuts entirely co unterproductive. the president's ire is also aimed at mexico, with a renewed threat to lock down the southern border. >> so there is a very good likelihood that i'll be closing the border next week. and that will be just fine with me. >> well, a new migrant caravan from el salvador iseaded toward the u.s. out 90 migrants joined the caravan as they boarded a bus yesterday. this new development comes after the state department that it is going to cut aid to el salvador, guatemala and honduras. democrats visiting el salvador called the decision counterproductive. for the most part, we all try to take care of the planet,
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the best we can, right? maybe you separat the trash. what if we told you your efforts might beba firing? northern virginiaep bureauort er talks about where they might end up. >> reporter: they sort through the paper, the plastic, the glass, turning the old into something new. notice the amount of effort it takes to make all this happen. which raises the question, is ia suste? >> i've seen a lot of changes. this is the worst i've seen for the recycling market since i've been here. >> reporter: tom smith, they're putting out new guidelines when it comes to he rad s ts to recy items like trash. the cost is going way up, doubling in the past couple of months. add to that, increased standards from china and india who
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purchase many repsychoablesrecy. >> this is perhaps one of the most disheartening parts of the process, for those of us who hope by recycling, we're doing something beneficial, something that will be repurposed and put to good use. instead, many of the items, cluding glass now, in places like prince william count really in parts across the country, are rejected. recycling plants are unable to process them, too expensive, and so they're put back into the landfill. to help guarantee certain items get recycled, choose a focused or cycling approach in your own ho >> if you focus on newspapers, rdboard, aluminum and steel cans and plastic bottles and jugs, it is going to get recycled. >> reporter: they're working on rolling out the new purple dropoff bins for glass to give you an alternative.
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meantime, they have to put the glass in the trash. david culver, news if you would like to know how you should be recycling at home, we have t rules on each local jurisdiction, just search tocycling in our nbc washi app. >> that's interesting, for sure. helping hand for those who are looking to own a home. ine annual northern virginia housing expo took place yesterday at washington lehigh school. hundreds of people camehout for buying advice. did you know there are special programs and classesor first time buyers. we posted a link to more information in the nbc. washington a all you got to do is search housing. the next time you stop by the arboretum, it may look sdifferent t wasuced up thanks to a group of local volunteers. over 100 landscapers went out and they donated their time to help fix up t grounds there. they pruned the trees and helped treat diseased trees. one landscaper told us it was honor for him to be there.
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>> we're lucky enough to work on the oldest and largest organisms on the planet. r goal is to make the trees look beautiful here and make sure that they're going to be here for a long time. >> this is the third time the group has volunteered at the arbore>m. and a march madness update for you this morning, virginia beat purdue, 80-75 in the south regional final to make it ffist l four appearance since . 19 also, it was down to the wire, uva sunk in a buzzer beater to send the game into ot, you know it was a good game. they maintained the lead and advanced into the tournament. the next match is saturday. cavs.gratulations to the big deal. live look outside at the national harbor. time is 6:41. your temperature is 64 degrees. but going to be sinking. going to be a little colder. >> when we come back, when will the mueller report be released? chuck todd from "meet the press"
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you're watching "news 4 today." welcome back. the country waits for the report. a week ago we were just getting word about some of the contents of the mueller but we still don't know everything that's inside it. >> right. joing us to talk abo it is moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd. chuck, attorney general bill barr said he was going to be releasing a version of the report in mid-april. you got new information out of a public polling. pinions the public shifted on all of this. >> i feel like i got you babe should be playing on the clock radio. turns out we haven't gotten it. wetill don't know at's in the mueller report. - publicly t it's pretty clear the public wants to see the whole thing.
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what is interesting, ghth is that it had no impact on the public perception of the president. public perception of whether he's been honest, nothing has budged, nothing has udged in his approval rating, nothing has budged about whether this is raised or lowered s wpicions abouther he did wrongdoing. it just didn't have an impact and tre is good chunk, what was interestinging is a good third of the country have an opinion. which means they are -- they're in. tuned the way you read a poll like that, when you -- anytime you see no opinion at 25% or, high that means there is a chunk of the country isn't paying attention. you say, i don't pay attention to it, i'm waiting until you tell me full resolution. ey're waiting for t full report or made their decision. and nothing is going to change. >> this news cycle is so rapid, you understand why some people just check out. is hard to follow along. it is what we do. >> if you already -- the larger
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story is the larger story is the details, you're, like, i'm in the going to focus on allf these details. i'm more interested if you're talking to me about health care. >> right, exactly. >> by the way, speaking of health care, the president this week -- >> it wasn't accidental. >> thank you for the toss. presiden you know, talking to the justice department, seeing if the affordable care act can be.unconstitution now, this does affect so many people directly if somhing happens. >> this just seems like -- wells republicn capitol hill are panicked. what are you doing? the 2018 election was all about health care. something that it seems everybody has forgotten as they focus on the mueller report. the voters punished republicans in many places over the issue of obamacare, over the issue of wanting to get rid of o it,r the issue of not wanting to protect pre-existing conditions. he says we're going to repeal i and now argue that it is unconstitutional. and republicans on hicapil to
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are going, what is your placement? don't go down this road until you have a replacement. i got a republican senator today who aparental who apparently is going to come up with a replacement. >> that's a big battle for sure. >> it will be.ho >> tell us you have? >> don barroso, dick durbin and our 2020 friend john. hickenloop he calls himself an extreme moderate. can you be an extremees moderat days? let alone can you be a moderate and get a dnaocratic noon? >> interesting. a lot to tune into. a reminder you can see "meet the press" every sundayere at 10:30 after "news 4 today." thank you. enjoy your day. >> >> go cavs. >> i didn't know i was rooting for them until they hit that shot. >> there you go. now you are. >> yes. >> thank you, chuck. >> thank you, chuck. massive switch was switched
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off to off all thed light on the dangers of climate change. lights out for the eiffel tower in paris with other global landmarks pticipated in earth hour. countries across the world joined in by turning lights off at 8:30 local time. earth hour is a call for global action on climate change >> how about it? take a look at this incredible video here. a tornado ripping through a storage yarestroying trailers in its path, just tossing them around. friday afternoon in colorado, a little more than an hour south of denver. mor homesere tumbling over as the storm makes its way through that area. so far no reports of anyone getting hurt. that is certainly the good news there. back closer to home, we are going to be dealing with a little bit of wind and nothing like this. but certainly some wind and that is not good for the cherry >> i love your cherry blossoms. >> hi, jessica.
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>> i was, like, should i wear sleeveless? superarm out there. 64 degrees. this afternoon, quite different. tomorrow, it goingo be cold. tomorrow morning, put the kids on the bus tomorrow morning, those windchills -- >> i'm the bus. >> you better put the heat on in those cars. the seathe ers, all of that. it is going to be frigid tomorrow morning. >> my goodness. >> i know. i think it will be a shock to a lot of people. everybody is out and about. doinghat they need to do, because it is a great weekend, especially yesterday. a but, in the winds and drop in temperatures and we're talking about windchills that will beo cold out there. 60s now here in the district. 64 here in d.c. leesburg at 63. gaithersburg and frederick at 61. saying good-bye to these tempatures, into the 50s for such of the day today. you can see t morning, not looking too bad. temperatures in the mid-50p we take ito 58 degrees. and then we'll have some more sunshine as we head into the
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afternoon. but, again, those winds are going to be sticking around with us. o light rain there early this morning. and we're seeing that on the radar now. you can see it coming across our area. leesburg loudoun county, through frederick county. down here through fauquier county. so, again, just light showers and you can see this fron look is, this will be moving through. it is easy to findad on your map where that front is. behind the front, that's the colder weather headed our way. again, few light showers, tenth of an inch of rain, tbot's it. scooting through the area, it could be moderate at times, by 11:00, 12:00, it is out ofhere, clear in the easr rn shore. clom the west to the east. look at this. by this afternoon, rapid clearing, plenty of sunshine later on thiste oon. and it is going to be windy. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. megan asked me if we should get out today and i thought about it. maybe get out this afternoon because you have the sunshinse and bece have the winds.
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i'm waiting until tomorrow to go peak, but tomorrow is cold and still breezy. but a lot o the pedals may fall. bloom watch, we're still in stage five. we hittage six for tomorrow. we're still projected to do that for morrow. as far as peak bloom, this is what it is talking about. 70% of thelossoms are en. another thing that we were concerned about, the pedals falling, especially when it was going to get kcold. w monday morning it will be cold. i don't believe we'll be at 27 grees cold for an air temperature. now, our windchill will be b that. the air temperature, the pedals will stay in tact unless the wind takesdo them . breezy conditions over the next few days. winds settle down tomorrow afternoon. peak bloom lasts for several days. you can see them on tuesday or wednesday if they're still around. ike they're all going to fall off. still going to be around. windy conditions today. winds shiftinging out of the sothh now. 's what's pushing up our temperature into the 60s. behind that ont, winds out of
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the northwest. overnight tonight, frigid once again. tndchills tomorrow morning in thens and 20s. look at this. 5:00 a.m., wake up, heree go. 18 out in winchester. 23 in d.c. doesn't get too much better until tomorrow afternoon. ok at your ten-day forecast, after tomorrow, temperatures around 50 degrees. andhen here we go, tracking the storm for tuesday, a few more clouds around on tuesday. plenty of sunshine onda wedn and then thursday, few more clouds. next good chance of rain on friday. next weekend looks dry. coming up this week on "news 4 today", prom season almost here. we're kicking things off with a prom dress pop-up. we're going to check out a cool installation in northern virginia. fun for you and the whole family. and tomorrow we're checking in with my personal trainer on my journey to get fit for spring. she's going to tell us whether we should or not weigh during thi
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you're watching "news 4 today." we all know the city loves pandas, especially adam tuss. and especially baby ones. peop in europe are obsessing over two white lion cubs. have you seen take a listen. >> aw. >> how do you not love this? can we get another one? no. just that one. all righ these two were born in a safari park in crimea. one is a boy. the other is a little girl. there it is. white lions a extremely rare in the world. only about 300 of them are known to exist. >> that was like the simba -- >> i know. they'r sweet. love it. much more ahead when "news 4 today" continues. >> we'll be right back with more of this, more cubs. >> so cute.
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say about the cherry blossoms. yeah, today is a good day to get out there. ntsterday was a good day as well. o welcome you in here at 7:00 in the morning on is sunday morng. i'm adam tuss. >> i'm meagan fitzgerald. a beautiful day yesterday. yesterday was the day. because today is not going to be as nice as yesterday, it like there will be less people out there. >> still a huge, huge crowd down there. >> it was packed down ther >> ye did you go down there yesterday? >> i attempted to. traffic was so bad, i s, like, you know what -- >> that's so funny. was driving back on 66 from an event and i heard them talking about gridlock. >> it was intense. rday ke 2:00, 3:00 yes afternoon. and all around the tidal basin. i think you'reou right, asked me earlier whether today would be a good day. i think you're on the right trk. i was, like, yesterday, would be a great day to go out there. maybe not as many people out ere today. it will be chilly later on this afternoon. we will have sunshine. not a lot out there right now.
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we do have the cloud cover, but you can see the sun trying to break out the clouds. not going to do it until later on this afternoon. we have rain headed our way. sun c juste up 5 minutes ago. rain showers are out t wre right nowh a frontal system. you can see frederi county maryland, inundated with rain and prince william county in virginia. this is a frontal system and, listen, you can see the frontal system here with the clouds and this in broken light rain showers moving through the area. temperatures falling behind this look at this. already down to the 50s. 30s in oaknd and weste maryland. we're in the 60s. that's about as warm as it is going to get tod temperatures continue to fall throughout the afternoon. look at this. oh, yeah. we fall into the l 50s. i think we'll start to rebound late afternoon, back into the upper 50s. we alrdy hit our daytime high today. we'll talk about what happens af talk about tomorrow morning, because you're going to need winter gear back hot. we'll you the numbers coming up. >> lauryn, thank you very much.
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new this morning, a mande i ad after an overnight crash. take a ayok. police this guy was driving along richey road around 1:00 in the the car crossed the center of the road, smashed head on. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the road was shut down overnight during the investigation. police are trying to put the pieces tigether here ande out what led up to the crash. a tragedy unfolded at a popular park in northern virginia. a man jumped into lake braddock to save a dog and police tell us nevered me it ba ed mmade it b. darcy spencer has the details. >> reporter: this lake is off limits despite theeautiful weather. that's because something tragic happened here. fairfax couy police say aan apparently drowned trying to rescue a dog from the chilly waters. >> detectives are still looking into that pe. initial reports are that he did a into the water to retriev dog. just don't know if it was his
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dog or somebody else's. >> reporter: police were called here just after 5:00 for the report ofissing swimmer. boats and rescue swimmers went in, they found the man's body about 40 minutes later. they say the dog was found and ay. >> the best of my knowledge, i believe in this community n for 19 yes, i've never heard of something like this ohhappening. >> johnson heads the lake braddock community association. he says people use the path around the lakeo exercise and walk their dog. he says the lake is not deep, but it is very cold this time of year. >> i think it is tragic. the worst thing you want to happen is for some tragedy to happen to a membe of you family. it is always worse when it happens to ad, chut it is equally bad when it happens to an hadult. rt goes out to the family. >> police worked well into the nighttime hours on saturday, collecting evidence and talking to potential witnesses.
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they're expectingi into release additional information sometime today n fa today. >> in the district, 10 people were displaced after a fire damaged much o their home. residents escaped here on 54th street i southeast yesterday. d.c. fire tells us the fire started on the first floor of this two-story house. no one was hurt. there is still no word yet on firestarted the a complete mess on some train tracks in utah. yeah. ta look. investigators trying to find out hat caused more than 20 railcars to derail yesterday. some of them were carrying propane tanks. they were damaged there. so of them actually had to be -- they were leaking on the tracks. thankfullyo one was hurt here. it is smooth sailing once again on the baltimore-washington parkway. right now, all lanes are back open. th is good news. of course for the past few days, portions of the roadway have been closed for emergency pothole repair. chopper 4 flew over workers on
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friday night, crews were out improving cditions for drivers who had to deal with poppedru tires andl commute. the repairs are here to help improve conditions before a bigger repaving project starts next month. and if you want to head to our nbc washingtoe app, we have m on the repairs of the baltimore-washington parkway, details an learn more about the permanent fix that is coming this summer. you have to search potholes. several teenagers are behind bars this morning after a massive disturbance in baltimore county. it all started after march madness party at east point mall in dundalk on friday. police say after the event, a fight broke out in a parking lot, they s some people damaged mall property and one woman sent us this picture, she says that her purse was stolen with some cas and there were busted windshields. about 300 teenagers we involved, nine people were arrested, they were charged as
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juveniles, though, and released to their parents or guardians. time is 7:. a navy s.e.a.l. is no longer being held. >> this comes hours after president trump tweeted about him. attorney of special operations chf edward gallagher confirmz he was moved to the barracks in florida. this comes after the president tweeted in favorgh of gal moving saying it honors his past service. gallagher is accused of stabbing an islamic state prisoner under his care in 2017. along with shooting two civilians in iraq andpening fire on crowds. he has pleaded not guilty to these charges. as montgomery county police search for seone to replace retiring chief tom manger they announced who is going to lead the department in the meantime. russ hamill will step in asti police chief. he may look a bit familiar. we interviewed him a number oft s on stories throughout the
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years. hamill has been with the police departince 1986, a life long montgomery county resident and he went to the university of maryland and howard university. >> howard university, my alma mater. progress is being made at the wharf in southwest d.c. yesterday, city leaders announced a newha in the continued development of the water front tourist attraction. so they brought o the confetti l and the drue kicked off the celebration. the final phase on the water front will bring more business, resintial, retail, hospitality, and entertainment to the city. just a few years ago, completely different down there. but some long time residents do worry that the changes won't benefit as man a people they should. >> i wonder about diversity. i wonder about poor people, you n know. if ou don't have the mean you're out of here. that may be true of d.c. too. >> d.c. hasit worked the developers to hire city residents and the wharf says it will hire at least 51% of the
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people that live in thest ct. >> quite a transformation there for suon. still aheanews 4 today," check this out, a grandmother gives birth to her own grandchild. think about that one. we'll explain the gift of love. the cherry a blossoms peaking. peak bloom is here. isn't it lovely? so beautifule.own ther we're going to have a look at thtrees coming up. e
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you're watchingy. "news 4 to now to a story about a special baby in nebraska. and the incredible way she came into the world for one family. >> it is all thanks to her grandmother. ta tammy litener has thisng ama story.
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for this couple, having their daughter started with an unconventional offer. >> i said i would love to be your carrier, gestational carrier. i love being pregnant. said, you know, i said i think i would be a good candidate. they laughed. they're thinking you're menopausal. >> reporter: the doctor said the 61-year-old grandmother was a perfect candidate to be a surrogate throu iv >> i looked at my husband and i'm, like, well, i guess we're goin for a ride we're going to go forward. >> reporter: on monday, she gave birth to uma louise dory el ith. >> i felt this heart open and i knew in that moment it was all ing to be great. i loved her so deeply. >> r corter:ating uma was a family affair. matthew's mother could carry the baby. elliott's sister donated the egg and they used matthew'ssperm. >> i knew this is what i wanted to do, i wanted to help them, i was excited for them. >> oh, yeah.. slee >> reporter: the new parents
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plan to tell uma all about>> it e'll answer every question, totally, honestly. we have to explain to her somea people a mom and a dad or some people were created by their grandmother, this is her normal. >> reporter: family bonds that can't be broken. >> it was an act of creation, really a imaginative one. for nk, i t this is an original story ofpoetry. >> reporter: tammy litener. >> an act of love. >> all coming together. you don't hear about that every day. that baby is cute. >> let's hope the best for the baby and that's what you hope for. >> exciting. good for them. a live look outside, you guys. oh, wow. beautiful sunrise. >> not bad. >> it is go to be a beautiful day ahead. lauryn ricketts will be back to let us know what wcan expect.
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plus, consumer alert, putting your headlights to the test. we're t going tell you what to do to make themast longer and give you more light. it is 7:14. we'll be rightack. b
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you're watching "news 4 today." you probably d't think ch about your car's headlight until one of them burns out. >> that's right. they're an important safety feature in your car that needs maintenance just like the rest
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ofclour ve and consumer reporter susan hogan has more on how you can make it last. >> reporter: consumer reports performs all kinds of tests at its auto test track in onnecticut including ones on headlights. researchers analyzed things like brightness and how well the headlights illuminate the road ahead on moonless nights. >> how far do the low beams and high beams give you visibility straight enough. are they bright enough? is the pattern uniform or streaky and will they cause claire. >> reporter: if your car isn'tn your headlights may not be in tip-top shape. sun and uv exposure can cause the plastic coating to become clouded or yellow giving off far less light than when you first bought the car. >> you may find cars are more susceptible to this clouding ifa you're in a where there is a lot of stun, a hot state. >> reporter: what can y do? >> you have two choices. you can replace the headlight.
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>> reporter: but that can be expensive. it would cost over $200 per headlight for this car. >> you want it more temporary fix, use the headlight restoration kits using different levels of abrasive clear that cloudingff the lens. >> reporter: consumer reports applied a restoration kit on one side of this car, it took 15 minutes and the results were illuminating. >> wow. >> reporter: the restoration kits only restore brightness for about a year, but most are less than $25. andll that light will make you safer on the road. >> that works if you try it. if the lenses areclear, but the lights appear to be dimmer than they used to be, m you need new bulbs. check that out. >> all bulbs dim over time and you should replace them every few years. >> good to know. switching to the cherry blossoms, it is here. the season is here. a splash of pink is starting to tar the district.
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>> as well as the crowds. people picked a great day to head down to the tidal basin yesterday. it was packed down there. we were hearing about gridlock conditions but what a day. the warm weather and blossoms made for a perfect day yesterdayesterda yest eday. peak isected to hit tomorrow. the crowd didn't stop many people from going down to take pictur f. >> it is t to come on a week day. we came this weekend as opposed on next weekend. >> i remember the crowds being this big. there is a lot of excitement, a lot of kids. this is the age of the selfie. so everybody, my wife was saying, looks to like a photo shoot out here. everybody is modeling and posing r pictures and so we got ours in too. i'm not above it. i think that's something that is really changed over the years. >> if yaven't seen them in person what are you waiting o r? you have t seeing it on tv does no justice.
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we have a full guide. search cherry blossom season in our nbc washington app. now the foc is protecting them because once they pop open like that, we usually get one bad rain orind storm and then they go away. >> the thing about the cherry blossoms for tomorrow, it is going to be frigid tomorrow morning. those temperatures will be in the 30s and 20s. we have breezy winds today, gusting up to 30 milesn to 3 0ho miles an hour. through tomorrow morning. they settle dow tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow is peak. peak lasts a few days. so we'll seehat happens. did you see them yet? >> not thist. year >> you're, like, everybody get down there and -- >> i've seen them -- i've seen em a ton of times. it is great. it is just amazing. >> do not try to drive down there. >> dabsolutely. ve uptown, drop your car, take a cab, you know. >> little >>scooter. scooter. ride your bike. it was gridlock down there. >> i uld, if iere going to see them, i would see them
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tomorrow. on monday, you're going to bele lietter off. >> that's what i'm hoping. you said yesterday, you got caught in that. i was listening to top on my way back and i said i'm so glad i in the down there. there was gridlock seemed like everywhere. a lotef peoent early yesterday morning and they had some beautiful pictures. this is a beaiful sunrise out there. sun coming up before 7:00su a.m. trying toing to peek through. we'll get more sunshine but not before lunch time thoutlook for today, windy, it is going to be sunny thiaf rnoon. rather chilly. temperatures into the 50s, with the wind, will feel brisk and lustery this afternoon. your monday rning, freezing cold. windchills in the teens and 20s. temperatures right around that freezing mark tomorrow morning. we'll have plenty of sunshine. sun continues tomorrow afternoon. mi'll see tomorrow afternoon as winds start to calm after 2:00 or 3:00. stillrrhilly to. temperatures in the upper 40s. sunshine out there. we have rain out anthere.
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this is all with a frontal system and you can see this front right here trying to scoot through the area. so some rain showers behind that. we clear, so out the door this morning, got to grab everything. sunglasses for this afternoon. a rain jacket, sma umbrella for this morning. temperatures are dropping,bohis is as warm as we're going to get most of the afternoon spent in the 50s. here is a look a the rain showers scooting through the area. pretty swift moving rain showers. get about an tenth of inch of rain. by 11:30, we're dry. rapid clearing out there. sunny skies this afrnoon. winds will be the factor, the main story today. gusting up to 30 miles an hour. 57 will be our temperature this afternoon. 'll be in the 50s. morning showers with afternoon sun. current temperatures out there rit now in the 50s and 60s. you can already see back off to the west, behind that front, how temperatures have dropped. now, the winds are starting to pick up. winds are out of the south thno. 're still out of the south in d.c. switch and start coming rtt of the est. that means by tomorrow morning,
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still windy, windchills, 5:00 a.m., teens ands, windchills, 10:00 a.m., teens and 20s. ase go to tomorrow afternoon, windchills in the 30s and 40s at winds so settle down tomorrow afternoon. 50 degrees for tomorrow. that is it. so a lots of pla outside the beltway will be in the upper 40s. tuesday we are tracking storm. now, it is a coastal storm, forming off the coast of few more clouds pushing into our area. some of the models have it go out to sea.es if it cack in, we could have rain showers on tuesday. we'll watch that right now and keepinit dry. nny on wednesday and temperatures go up. next chance of rain looks to be on friday. we're dry as we get into saturday and sunday. saturday and sunday. we hav more news rigere
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you're watching "news 4 today." if you are one of the few people who uses google plus, sad news. you'll have to say good-bye this week. erogle is announcing it is shutting down thece t was launched in 2011 to possibly rival facebook. but it neverf. took >> google plus. >> yes. h not familiar w google plus. march madness could be taking a tol on your productivity at work and your bank balance. wallet hub estimates your bosses fa $4 billion in corporate losses because of unproductive workers ding the tournament. aking f you are probably friendly wagers on the game as well. wallet hub says the average bet is between 20 and 50 bucks.
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not a rprise, there is also a 20% rise in beer sales. and chicken wings order during march madness. >> beer and chicken hwings. d and hand. hello. ay you can get a pretty sweet deal at baskin robins. a regular or kid size cone of ice cream is just $1.70. customers can t also getwo prepackaged quarts for less than 8 bucks. beer, pizza, ice cream, got it all. >> we have some weather to talk about toos we open up the window and look outside at our here. lawn 64 degrees, little breezy, the clouds are rolling in and cauryn says wld see some showers today. starting to get a few rain drops ere.he lens we'll have her full forecast en we come back. after months of wearing only a tiger costume,
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at 7:30, here's what we're following for you this sunday morning. firefighters battlinging a blaze along georgia avenue in northwest d.c. we'll look at the damage. tragedy on the kela, a man drowns while ting to save a dog. what really happens to that glass once you throw it in the recycling bin? we have an eye opening report for you. "news 4 today" starts now. at 7:30, want to welcome you in on this sunday morning. thank you for being here with us. i'm adam tuss.
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>> i'm meagan fitzgerald. i think it is going to get a little cooler. >> some rain drops on the lenses too here. >> lauryn ricketts nailed the forecast ssterday. yod after lunch it would be breezy, windy, and it wake pot on. i thought it is going to pick up. sure enough -- >> you know what else she nailed, her cherry blossom dress. >> i love the dress. so festive. >> kilng it day. thank you, guys. >> you can just shut it down. just -- >> i'm done. bye, guys. just kidding. i'm back. listen, anoth thine took a picture, i took a picture just about 30 minutes ago. ten hen i got off the desk minutes ago, we had some sunshine out there. one little peak of wsunshine. look, oh, yeah. rain moving in. it was a rain drop behindyou. we're now seeing a little bit of fog settling into the area. some low clouds, moving some rain moving in, just light showers pushing into the area.
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h we doe some rain right now. 64 degrees, the temperature is going to drop now. this is about as warm as we're going to get. go outside, enjoy for the next ten minutes because those temperatures start to drop as rain drops move in. some showers, gusty winds tpicking up after throu midmorning. then we had sunshine, so this is not going to be the way all day. we have some sunshine later on this afternoon. look at it,ere we go, there is the rain right there. this is all due to a frontal system. most of the afternoon dry. temperatures will be a little cooler this afternoon. and cold tom morning. we're talking about windchills tomorrow morning, teens, how about that? and we'll talk about the rest of this week coming up on the ten-day forecast. >> thank you very much. new thimorning, firefighters busy overnight trying to handle these flames here. you can see trucks and crews busy tackling this fire on northwest georgia avenue around 4:00 in the morning. officials say the fire started in the basement and spread throughout the building. attached buildingsere also affected.
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one firefighter had to be treated for minor injuries and no one else was hurt. a popular park in northern virginia is now the a scene of tragedy. a man jumped into lake braddock to try and save a dog, b police say he never came back to shore. eairfax county police w called to the lake for a report of a missing swimmer yesterday evening. rescuers found the man'sod about 40 minutes later. it is not clear right now if that was his dog or somebody else's. e t locals tell us, l braddock isn't very deep, but it does get very cold around this time of year. >> i think it is tragic. the worst tng that you want to happen is for some tragedy to happen to a member of your it is always worse when it happens to a child, but it is equally bad when it happens to an adult. >> police tell us the dog was found and is okay. they expect to release more information later on today. a tragic update to a story
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out of south carolina. a university of south carolina student's body was siscovered wh disappeared during a night out with friends. samantha josephson was a sen r at theschool. she was last seen outside a popular bar about 2:00 a.m.n friday. police say she got into a car she thought was a ride share she had ordered. hours later, hunters stumbled on her body, which was dumped in a remote areas investigat arreste nathaniel roleland, charged with kidnapping and murder. struggling to understand what happened. >> she was just a vyy bub person. she was very happy, and she was excited because she was going to law school in the fall. but she was just a very happy, s bubbly . very sad and very scary because it can happen to anyone. >> we'refather, mothers, , brotheisters, sons and daughters and it is just as personal to us. >> tough one. police say that there were large
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amounts of her blood in roland's car they found her cell phone inside it. along with a container of ch blea, window cleaner and sanitizing wipes. a federal judge has thrown out an executive order by president trump. the order reversedans on off shore drilling in vast parts of the arctic ocean and several canys in the atlantic ocean. a judge in alaska ruled that president has the pow under federal law to remove certain lands from development, but they cannot revoke those removals. for the most part, we all try to do o t best toe care of the planet, right? maybe you sort trash, separating fthe recyclingm the rest of it. but what if we told you youry environmentariendly efforts might be backfiring? northern virginia bureau reporter david culver looks at the recyclable items landing up in a landfill. >> reporter: when we envision where our recycling end up, this is what you might picture, a plant like this one that sorts
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through the paper, the plastic, the glass, turning the old into something new. but not oe the amount effort to takes to make all of this happen, which raises the estion, is it sustainable? >> i've seen a lot of changes and this is the worst i've een forecycling markets since i've been working here. >> reporter: tom smith runs solid waste management. they're putting out new guidelines whent comes to recycling certain items, like glass. tom says the cost to transport and recycle glass is gng way up, more than doubling in the past couple of months. add to thated incre standards from china and india, who purchase many of our rescyclable recyclables, making it not wortt the cos of recycling. >> for all the glasgs going in your bin, it is going back to the land. >> reporter: thiss perhaps one the most disheartening parts of the process, for those of us who hope that by recycling, ething oing s beneficial, something that will be repurposed and put to good use. o instead, man the items
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including glass now in places like princeou william cy and really parts across the country are rejected. the recycling plants are unable expensive them, too and so they're put back into the landfill. to helpta guarantee c items get recycled, choose a focused or cycling approach in your own homer office. >> if you focus on newspapers, cardboard,luminum and steel cans and plastic bottles and jugs, it is going to get recycled. >> reporter: they're worgng on rollut the new purple dropoff bins for glass to give you an alteative. meantime, you have to put the glass in the trash in prince william county. david culver, news4. and if you would like to know how you should be recycling at home, we have the rules of each local jurisdiction, just search recling in our nbc washington app. >> interesting report there. march madness update. virginia is on thee way to final four. they beat purdue.
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80-75 in t south regional final to make the first final four appearance. the cavs had to sink a buzzer beater to send the game to overtime and from there uva stuck with the lead, putting them into the next round of the tournament. the next match is next saturdayi congratus to the cavaliers and charlottesville. that is a big deal for sure. >> big deal. duke takes on michigan state. >> yep ye. >> your time now is 7:38. youremperature is 64 degrees. we're sinking a little bit. >> a little bit. still ahead, what you can do to grow your own hair. we're working for you for your health. come back to that one.
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you're watching "news 4 today." chances are you heard of vampire facials, a trendy skin
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care treatment with dermatologists using your own blood to give your skin a youthful glow. >> right. now the same concept is being used on alperson's s using your blood to help with hair growth. >> called prp ands doreen gentzler shows ushr the tee letters could hold a lot of promise with people with thinning hair. >> reporter: hair loss can be an emotiol and embarrassing issue for men and women. >> for ade de if not more than a decade, we have very few trts to treat men and even fewer to treat women. >> reporter: now there is some new hope with doctors using your ow blood to stimulate hair growth. it is called platelet rich plasma or prp. >> you have hair loss i 20s, you can do this. in your 50s, you can do this. so coming ins early the key. >> reporter: dr. lilly talaco is a board certified dermatologist in maclane, virginia, who walked us through this cosmetic
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procedure. first sheod draws b from a patient's arm. >> we draw the blood, we spin the blood and use the plasma and inject it back into the scal >> reporter: this machine called a centrifugear sepes red blood cells from the plasma. platelets in the plasma help to repair blood vessels, promote cell growth. >> it starts off as peach fuzz and thin long tck tufts of hair. >> reporter: it shows hh success rates among patients with hereditary hair loss or ba ness. >> this all new hair growth. you come in for a series of nth, andts, once a you can go back to work that day, that minute. there is no down time. >> reporter: each treatmentab osstt $150. the doctor says patients need five sessions, which makes this about a $750 investment. most people see hair growth after three or four treatments. and the doctor says the results
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can last as long as you protect your hair. that means avoid coloring it too much and stay away from blow-dryers, curling irons and extensions which can cause breakage. doreen gentzler, news >>4. hat can be depressing as you age or just even youngerpeople. >> worth a shot if you want to try it. >> that's all righty. taking a live look outside. folks, i got tol you, a beautiful day to see the cherry blossoms. might be bette than yesterday. looks like it won't be as crowded, possibly, because it is not going to be as nice of a day.ou >> if can't go down there, look to the bottom left of your screen. that's where they are. ther yougo. now you saw the cherry blossoms today. it is 7:43. we'll be bacayafter this. ith us. so with xfinity mobile
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welcome back. a consumer alert you need to hear before booking your next trip your health insurance may not cover all of your medical expenses outside of the countr consumer reporter susan hogan is working for you withls detn why international travel medical insurance may be worth the price. >> you're probablythinking, great, just another cost to a trip that could already be expensive.ir as onenia woman found out, it could be the difference between life and death. take a lk. >> reporter: lynnia carlson is safe at home in arlington now,
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but her harrowing journey started a year and a half ago in uganda. lynnia and her daughter martha just arrived in the country to betty, an ar-old orphan lynnia's in the process of adopting. >> we waited a long time. we're looking forward to orit. >> repter: on the drive to the orphanage, something horrible happened. >> they pickeds up,e got on the road, and the next thing i knew we were not on the road anymore.or >> rr: their car violently tumbled down a hill. >> you have that moment, you go, this is not going to end well. >> reporter: it didn while the driver and martha weren't injured, lynnia was. >> they take me to a hospital, you would never recognize it as a hospital. in the room,re is no medical equipment, there is no -- there is a bug light. >> reporter: the x-ray machine was sketchy atbest. >> the equipment is really old. the x-rays were hard. to re >> reporter: laying flat on her back unable to walk, lynnia snapped pictures of the x-rays and sent them to her doctors back home, who told her she
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needed surgery right away. not in uganda. they wanted her home. >> you don'tan to have paralysis. if you move, you could have paralysis. >> reporter: but getting lynnia home safely required an air ambulance. her private health insurance didn't cover it. not a dime. >> so even if your insuranceveid co it, you have to pay up frontt to gethem to come and get you. >> reporter: how much was that? >> $16900. >> you buy insurance to cover yourself against catastrophicl financloss. >> reporter: kevin brassler with washington consumers checkbook says travelers like lynnia are f often caughtuard when medical emergencies happen outside of the u.s. while private health plans may cover some expenses, medicare doesn'ei cover any forgn medical expense. that's why you may want to consider purchasing international travel medical
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insurance before you leave. there a medical insurance plans that are specifically set up to cover the cost of any medical care you might need, or even more important getting you back home. >> reporter: if you're traveling to a region that lacks high quality care, consider buying a policy that includes the cost of an air ambulance. some companies allow you to purchase coverage for a single trip for as little as $1if. you travel often, a full year will run you about $400. a drop in thet buc compared to lynnia's $169,000 ride home. a bill thater loving church community pulled together and paid. >> i am very blesse i a very blessed. >> reporter: lynnia plans to return to uganda soon.t she is jus waiting on word that betty's adoption is final. but this time, she's not taking any chance >> now i currently have the
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insurance you can buy it for your wndle family because i have a trip still pending to uganda, i have that. >> wow. >> what a story. >>hat's not eye openinging, holy cow. ternational travel, medical insurance is different than travel insurance that protects theost of your trip and you need to purchase that separately. >> weot more details in our nbc washington app. maybe you're headed out of the o try, visit travel insurance there. a little closer to home, right here, t cherry blossoms. you see this? >> yeah. >> if you can't get down there today, now you see them right over my shoulder. >> not the same. get down there and see them. they're beautiful. i didn't make it because we have been talking about the gridlock all day. but -- even redible you didn't make it down. did you turn around? >> we just scooted around. we're, like, it's ndme. lunch turned into -- >> brunch. >> brunch into --
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>> i'll ghe out today and see them. >> good, take some pictures and go ahead and tag . >> i will. >> i'm go to g out there tomorrow. hopefully a lot of them will be left. there is tons of chey blossoms out there. only thing is we have some windy conditions out there. not only today, but also overnight. and tomorrow. and those temperatures are going to pmmet overnight. into the 20s and 30s. so it is going to be rathe chilly overnight tonight. clouds that have moved in. and some rain that moved in. we have those morning showers out there today, windy t conditions aough the day. and this is about as warm as we're going to get, you can see the bottom left-handorner of the screen, right-hand corner, the temperatures, it was 64, down to 61. temperatures conti through much of the day. in fact, we'll continue to fall overnight tonight and it is going t be chilly start tomorrow morning. temperatures now 61. you can see just t to west right here, shenandoah valley, dropped here in winchester. already dropped in western
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maryland. in wt virginia, those temperatures in the 50s earlier today. so, again, temperatures will continueo drop, we will end up in the 50s. looks like we'll drop and then possibly rebound in some areas. s. and plus, will feel more brisk because we have those winds out of t northwest. gusting up to 30 miles an hour. believe it or not, we'll have more sunshine this afternoon. so clearing skies during the afternoon, with temperatures in the 50s. afternoon sun. here is the rain right now, pushing through the area. this is all with a frontal system that will clear the area as we get through the middle part of the morning. 10:00, 11:00, we'll fe drym the west to the east. the rain showers pushing through. could be a littleoderate at times. look at this, by noon, dry and clearing out through the outernoon with full sunshine later on this afternoon. but, the sunny skies, then the wind. windy conditions, gusting up to 30 miles an hour today. and tonight. so it is going to be frly windy evernigovernight as well. breezy, winds settle dor after
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2:0000. planning to go tomorrow, just know that it is going to be chilly tomorrow morning inase you want to get the sunrise pictures, beautiful sunrise tomorrow morning, becse clear skies, but this is what it is going to feel like at 6:00 a.m., sun comin up before 7:00. our windchills, look at that. only into the mid-40s by tomorrow afternoon. w theds settle down. 2:00, 3:00 tomorrow afternoon. so g it isng to be a little breezy. tuesday, we're tracking a storm. a drop in temperature aittle bit. coastal storm. dry with clouds. but could brush us with some rain. something we have to wetch. e dry as we get into wednesday, thursday, with warming temperatures. more rain possible on friday. coming up this week on news 4 today, i'm working for you in the community, prom smoson here. we're kicking things off with a prom dress pop-up in george's county. we'll check out a really cool installation in northern virginia. it is fun for you and the whole family. and tomorrow we're checking in with my personal trainer on my
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hi> time now is 7:56. here are fours you need to know this morning. cherry blossoms season is here, crf people headed down to the tidal basin to see the flowss. peek bloom expected to hit on monday. >> fairfax county police say a
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man drowned in lake braddock while try ag to save dog. not clear if it was his or someone else's, the dog was later found cade. >>o sad. d.c. fire crews busy putting out this overnight fire. happened in northwest on georgia avenue around 4:00 this morning. one firefight was treated for minor injuries. no one else was injured. a man dead after an overnight crash in prince george's county,olice say he crashed head on into anothe vehi along richey road in forestville. the road is back ope both the road is back ope both directs now. ♪ ♪
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