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and school for the first time since metro closed six stations for the suer. what you need to know to get around. overnight, severe weather strikes the heartland. we look at the damage that people are dealing wth following a possible tornado. it is 4:00 a.m. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm oeun yang. hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend. >> we'll begin now with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell and a weather alert. what's going on? >> enhanced risk for stronger thunderstorms today. the highest threat level will be north of the mason dixon line in pennsylvania. even northern maryland and the northern ha of the d.c. metro area have a chance of strong to potentially severe storms today. going to be with it.ir the f cluster will be in and out before lunchtime but likely to impact the morning commute.
thundeand lightning in northern west virginia, far western maryland. you can really tell that on that track it's going to be moving in here? --e moving in h around 6:00 to 7:00. no watches or warnings just yet. we'll keep a close eye on over the next couple of hours. any time we have thunder and lightning on the morning commute, that's unusual. so much heat and humidity around, could have another chance for storms later in the day. depends how worked over the emosphere gets her early this morning. right now we're starting off with temperatures in the 60s out west of i-95. chesapeake bay. and near the your planner then, a rainnd thunder off and on through the morning comte. clearing late morning into the afternoon. most areasack above 90 today.pe dends how quick we can get the sunshine back have sunshine before noon, we'll have no trouble it to 93 degrees for the high today. again, another chance for somo isolated storms later on in
the day. jack taylor, neverood news to have rain on a morning commute. >> reporter: no, you're making it difficult for those of white house have to get out early. not a great start. remember, there is going to beo mng number one on the blue and yellow line. the stations south of reagan national closed through early sen tember. plaead. we have minor things going on. les on the veh shoulder of the beltway. all green for now. we had the long-term work zone north on the george washington parkway as you get north of 123 past turkey run. you'll find the left lane getting by with the ongoing repair. hoping to have that open in the next couple of hours. plan for it. doesn't cause a usual big delay ear in the morning. again, with rain showers rolling through, limited visibility, be sure you know it's there. back to you. >> thank you. breaking news this morning. the memorial day weekend was a violent one inthe strict. 21 people have been shot in d.c. since friday. latest shootings happened hours
ago. f this is videoom the scene in the 2600 block of bernie place in southeast.l e say two men were shot, one died. no arrests have been made. yesterday afternoon, four men and a boy were shot near the berry farm recreation center in southeast.rv they all ed. just about a mile nassar away from that scene, honor role udent maurice scott was shot nd killed outside of a store on wheeler road southeast on sunday. news4 spo with his mother. >> i'm still thinking that he might walk through that door or that -- that i could hold him one more time. >> maurice was 15 years old. ccording to op, his school summer will have grieve counselors on campus today. no arrests have been made any in
any of the shootings. call police if you have information aut any of the incidents. an update on a stepet aeer accused of killing a man last friday at chantilly strip mall. this morning we're hearing from the victim's widow. steven green is charged in the death of miguel hernandez. hernandez's wife said it started her.reen started she said her husband was getting cigarettes at a convenience store when green beganan cg with his leaf blower. she said he blew debris right into her face. when she asked why, she said de green ma a racist comment.ai cordero s green hit her twice with the leaf blower drawing blood. >> transator: he talked me. he hit me with the blower. my friends say, hey, relax, don't do that. afterthat heakes the blower to my hands and hit me again in mhead. >> when her husband returned, he reportedly attacked green, then there was gunfire. w
hernandezas found bleeding in the parking lot and was taken to the hospital where he later died. green did stay on the scene amter the shooting. the victim's fy is hoping to raise money with a gofundme page to send hernandez's body back to el salvador for burial. it could be a tough commute to the office today. it's the first time many will experience the metro s shutdown. the blue and yellowlines at all six stations south of reagan national are now closed for repairs. while many believe the repairs are necessary, pple who live near one of the now-closed stations say that there could be another way to get them done. >> the whole reason i moved here to thisripartment complex t here in alexandria is because it s right next to the metro. don't understand why they can't do one station at a time. >> commuters will decide this morning whether to try out the shut buses that are free at six of the closed stations. he closures are part of the larger platform improvement
project and will. last util sunday, september 8th. metro expects to meet the f deadlineor safety fixes on the new 7,000 series trains to nsotect blind riders. the federal tra administration ordered metro to change between every rail car on the new trains by may 31st. this after at least two people stepped off platforms and fell straight on to theracks after miss taking the gap between the cars for an open door. it is 4:06. right now president trump is on his way back to washington after a four-day trip to japan. just before he wrapped up his visit, he visited the u.s. naval base and spoke with troops on memorial day. he made remarks to more than 800 members of the u.s. military aboard the "uss wasp" stationed in japan. >> as president i have no higher honor than serving as your commander in chief, and the extraordinary men and women o the american armed forces. >> during h visit president
trump became the first head of state to meet japan's new emperor. he also spent a lot of time with the prime minister, you see there, shinzo abe, in meetings and on the golf course discussing trade, norkorea's nuclear program, and iran. 4:07. today, tia first big t in the opioid crisis begins in oklahoma. the trial is set to get underway against consumer products giant johnson & johnson and several of its subsidiaries. oklahoma claims t defendants helped create a public health crisis in the sta by marketing highly addictive opioids and misrepresenting the addiction rk. the tr could reveal documents snd testimony thathow what the company knew, when they knew it, and how they responded. the state has already reached several settlements with other drugmakers. today th man accused of hoping fire inside a synagogue in southern california is schedu d to appear court. one woman died and three others were hurt. 19-year-old john earnest pled
not guilty to charges of murder an attempted murder. the justice department charged him about more than 1 -- himwi more than 100 federal hate crimt . each counis eligible for the death penalty. right now, 80,000 people are without power in ohio. that's after suspected tornadoes hit that state overnight. ere's a look at some of the damage in the dayton area. crews mayeed to wait for daylight to understand the true extent of the damage. the ohio department ofp transortation is using snowplows to remove debris off of major roadways. no word yet on any injuries. and take a look at this flooding. concerns are front and center all along the arkansas river righnow. in ft. smith, arkansas, the water reached halfway up many homes and buildings there. officialo say the foding clo ced roads andp sites during the memorial day weekend. and in oklahoma right now, about 10,000 people are living behind the levees along the arkansas river. officials are urging them to get ready to evacuate as more rain is expected to flood parts of
oklahoma. rcording to the national weather service ter is expected to reach a record crest tonight. because of continued flooding, the u.s. army corps of engineers is reducing the flow from the ke 130 dogs and cat from the hardest hit areas of oklahomaow are n in our local shelters. ethe human society flew them to manassas last friday. to virginia and maryland shelters to help prepare for more displaced animals in oklahoma. dmany were move from tulsa. they will now have a chance to be adopted. today in prince george's county, round two of the scripps national spelling bee preliminaries at national harbor. 565 spellers ranging from 15 to 17 will compete for the grand prize of $50,000. the finals are scheduled to begin thursday. always an intense competition. still ahead on "news4 today," how an army tweet doesing about value of military service generated more
than 10,000 responses. sodiers shared how the army has affected them and taken a toll on their families. plus, working 4 your health, ow one local woman is making a difference to stop medical misinformation on line. we're tracking a line of rain and tnderstorms here in the mountains of west virginia. it will be impacting the area during the morning commute, arriving here in the washington area abouthree hours or less from now. be ready for that. more about the chances for thunderstorms later on in the day on this wea alert day coming up.
welcome back. at 4:13, a simple tweet by the army shed light on the impactof serving have on skprirns their families. the army tweeted asking about the value of military service. responses detailed the harrowing stories about the toll war and the military life can have. many say it led d toug addiction, mental illness, and trouble aclimating back to society. for some it even led to suicide. >> i just decided everybody would be better without me, and i grabbed my glock, sat down, and put my glock in my mouth and tried to pullhe trigger. and the thing that stopped me was the realzation that my family would have to live here in the house. >> as the responses poured in, the army responded by posti inia crisis hotline number and posted, quote, your stories are real, they matter.
we have to treat those who come back home with scars we can't see. really powerful messages there. anthe impact it really has over many,many, many years. >> the sad reality, though, even with the arm,s response there are a lot of people who are stigmatized by it. i know the mental health community doesn't want to usewo that rd. the traumas they've experienced of trying to get treatment is a hard thing. >> our station has a changing minds series, and we have resources on our website, as well. looking for your -- working 4 your health, cracking down on medicals in information. e florida -- medil misinformation. e florida woman hasade it a goal to stop dgerous myths on line. >> here's a look at efrts out there and the help that's available from some tech giants. when amanda seigler's son was diagnosed on the autism spectrum six years wago, shent on line to research. >> i'm autistic myself, and i have three autistic children. >> reporter: she found some useful information, some downright dangerous. >> we had other peopledi feeng
their children bleach to try to cure them of being autistic. ctthey give instruns on how much to give, how to give it. >> reporter: she's been on the crusade ever since on youtube and facebook. >> i observe, screen shot, and report it. you get into the group, make a fake profile to show with a couple of puzzle pieces. it's really not difficult. >> reporter: wth concern rising over medical misinformation, some of the most powerful platforms are responding and removing content. the ebbc rrts youtube has pulled many of the questionable videos. arlier this year, youtube chang what videos they recommend. nbc newssound that facebook' taken some pages down, but they're not gone for .long >> secret now because of everything that's being shut down. >> reporter: on top of the o misinfrmation, there's a misperception, she says. >> until these parents can learn to embrace their child's difference and help them, we have a lot of work to do.
>> that was andrew ofame reporting. a new recommendation for kids and teens undergoing dental sedation. the american academy of pediatrics is recommending tht at least trained professionals be present during the procedure. although sedation in young patients is generally safe, there have been bad outcomes when one doctor is responsible for these and performing the procedure -- for anesthesia and performing therocedurement under the guidelines, one professional must closely observe the vital signs and be able assist if a medical emergency happens. right now, maryland is among the 26 states in the country dealing with a measles outbreak. the latest numbers from the centers for disease control show that there are 940 cases nationwide. the vast majority of cases are in new york. the empire state is nearly --ea has nrly 800. at this time, measles have not spread to virginia or d.c. a most patiente children who have not been vaccinated.
measles is a highly infectious and preventable disease. as the wther heats up, it's important to remember that your pets can overheat, too. we're working t youo keep your pet safe. first, if you can, limit time outdoors. if it's too hot for you to be outside, it's too hot for your pet to be outside for any extended period of time. never leave you pet unattended in a car even if a the windowsre down. it just gets too hot in there. and finally, it's important to check to see how hot that pavement is. remember, your pets aren't wearing any shoeof course, plenty of water is important. more tips on how to keep your pets cool and healthy in the nbc washington app. search "protect your pet." 4:17.ob the summer js season is heating up. many young adults will soon look for employment to make extra money. job opportunities are more widely available in some places than others. so if you're a summer job seeker, take note --lewalub reports the best city for a summer job is orlando,florida.
columbia, maryland, came in ninth. richmond, virginia, came in 20th. and washington, d.c., ranked. 25th the worst place to find a summer job is santa clarita, california. among the key factors in determining which cities stack up best, affordability, median income, availability of summer jobs, and rental prices. that's probably one of the reasons d.c. gets on there, how can afford to live on one salary? >> and santa clarita,hey have the zombie apocalypse going on. that's why. we'll have a chance for thunderstormsirst thing this morning. >> okay. >> then another little chance later on. fortunately because of t time of day i'm not too, too worried. but we'll have thunder and lightning. any time you have that kind of wake-up call, g the word out. so storm team 4 weather alert day. a stormy commute first thing this morning.
sunshine back before lunchtime. t's going to be a sizzler out there. if we get sun before 4:00 a.m., temperatures in the s. there's t hot enough, another chance for storms later on. the main threat for stronger thunderstorms will be first s thing thirning. right now, clouds are thinging up, southeast winds have hold emperatures in the 70s in t city. cooler toward the shenandoah walley. 68 in enton. 67 in upper marlboro. the forecast, a hot one. orning rain and thunder giving way to a chance for more hunderstorm activity later in the day. the highest threat for severe, genuinely severe weather will be north of the pennsylvania border. we have at least a chance for some stronger storms around here. but as youan tell on the graphic, higher chances for thunderstorms the farther north you live or travel. first thing, here's the cluster that's coming through the mountains of west virginia. this is the same area of storms that went through dayton, ohio, an likely produced a lot of tornado damage there. there have not been any more
tornado warnings on the system t. you can definitely tell, thunder and lightning to the west of winchester. on the current track that it's going, it should be arriving in the d.c. metro area between 7:00 and -- between 6:00 and 7:00 in the morning. it will get to i-81 sooner than that. raindrops here not too far outside of the city of sinchester to the west. keep all thi in minds. here's future weather then. and again, these computer models don't always paint the most accurate looking picture. but know that where you see the green and the blobs, there could be thunder and lightning s'more brief periods o heavy rain. coming through during the morning commute today, i think the peak time for heavier rain, thunder and lightning here in the washington area comes at about 6:30 in the morning and about 9:00 or 9:30. here's future weather. 9:00 a.m., bam, as everyone's t tryingo get to work or school. high impact because of the iming more than anything else. that all movesout, and then we get back to sunshine this afternoon. later on in the day there could be an isolated storm chance.
i'm not terribly worrd about the afternoon. temperatures in the 90s the next couple of days with an afternoon storm chance again for tomorrow and thursday. i got good news for friday and the weekend, humidity goes away on friday. temperatures staying in the low 80s through the weekend. hat is good news, jack taylor. hope you've got some, as well. >> reporter: well, no. we'll start onhe blue and yellow line. morning number one of the shutdown, the six stations south of reagan national. this is long-term work. they'll finish up the early week of september, first week or so of september. be aware the stations you see listed are closed until therl eapart of september. new trouble on i-95 coming southbound as you approach the icc, maryland 200. the crash is along the left side. it sounds like more equipment arrived on scene in he camera shot. equipment along the right side . of the roadway then to the left, be aware there's a couple, three things going on. beltway is quiet. but as chuck's been warning, the
weather will change in the next uple of hours. if you have the chance to get out early and deal with the lighter traffic on the roadways, do it now. back to you. >> thank you. ahead on "news4 today," we are working for ou help you buy refurbished headphones. what to know to save money. plus, here's a look at "ellen." >> lean over, please. tell him what this is. >> oh -- very yummy cereal from our childhood. >> frosted flakes? >> comedian ali wang stops by the "ellen" show to play "taste buds" and talks about her upcoming taste buds. you can watch that followed by news4 at 4:00.
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elcome back. your kid begging for new headphones? not the cheap ones but the os like the apple airpods or beats? >> they're so expensive. eey do kids nd expensive he ophones? theen tiny tech can cost big bucks. consumer reporter susan hogan is worng 4 you with a way to buy the name brands witho spending a fortune. >> reporter: keeping one technology is expenve, even when it comes to headphones. >> very pricey. >> really expensive.> >porter: would you ever buy used? >> yeah. >> reporter: why? >> because they're cheaper, and
that's it. >> no, i wouldn't. there's something about something that was in someone else's ears. just doesn't do it for me. >> reporter: it's not as unusual as you might think. "consumer reports" says buying refurbished electronics can save you 50ey >> the usually been returned by another person. it could be because they don't like them, or in some cases they needed a repa n. but matter what was wrong with them originally, by the time you get them, t be good as new. >> reporter: they may not be in the original packaging. so where can you find them? >> when you're shopping for refurbished hd dpoephones, the best is to get them directly from the manufacturer. we've seen them at amazon, best buy, and walmart. >> reporter: some retailers have programs for the refurbished roduct. >> amazon has a renewed department. >> reporter: best buy has its geek squad cerfied refurbished plan with the started 15-day return policy. of co se, no matter whereu
shop, make sure you check out the return policy just in case something is wrong with the ones you buy. back to you. it is a storm team 4 weather alert day. >> sure is. moving into winchester, the maintenance of west virginia, this is coming our direction. get ready for rain and some get ready for rain and some potential for thunderstorms here
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breaking now, violence in the district. another shooting afr a weekend where more than 20 people were shot across d.c. of the most one dangerous roads in our area. now new technology could help slow down drivers on indian head highway. we'll show you how it works and when i could start impacting your commute. plus -- ♪ >> whoa. >> okay. what's happeninghere? watch. >> "america's got talent" return