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georgetown university as a dorm evacuation leads to revelations of a drug lab on campus. two students and another person are now facing charges. good evening, i'm aaron gilchrist. a story out of virginia where animal control officers have removed almost two dozen cats from a home. this happened at a house along flamation court in centerville. police a animal control removed 18 cats from inside. no word if any charges will be filed against the owner. we're told health officials will go back to check on that house on monday. investigators are lookininto what caused the deadly apartment fire in sutlin, maryland, today. flames enlfed all four floors. several people had to be rescued from their balconies. the stair wells were filled with intent heaand smoke that blacked escape. it took about 100 firefighters 2 1/2 hours to get the fire under control. the red cross is helping about
two dozenamilies that have been displaced. federal fire investigators are expected in alexandria torrow to helping if ur out what sparked the fire at an historicchapel. flames engulfed the building yesterday afternoon. crews spent today working to stabilize the charred frame. no one was hurt in the fire. the loss of that chapel is felt deeply by people who worked, stied and worshiped there over the years. >> it' definitely hard. it broke my heart. just the parish itselfed ed aa the students that have been through these doors and have worshiped here, the marriages, the baptisms, the entire community's just suffered a loss that, yo know, i guess will bring us all closer together but -- >> this fire is not considered suspicious. the atf is taking part in the investigation because the fire was in a place of worship. the whistle blower website
wikileakhas disclosed secret u war documents that paint a picture of a weak and divided iraq. the secret. >> reporter:s show in all 10000 iraqis were killed, 66,000 were civilians. it also revealed the u military knew that iraqi security forces tortured and murdered detain es. the pentagon insists u.s. military tactics have inproved. wikileaks says it will soon publish 15,000 more secret documents out the war in afghanistan. authorities on a freshman dormitory early this morning. initially, reports a meth lab was set up but we've learned it's a different dangerous drug involved, darcy spencer is in georgetown for us this evening with t latest on what we've learned. >> reporter: aaron, i was able to speak to some students who live on that very same floor of the hall where that drug lab was discovered. they say they know the students who were arrested. shocked to say the least.
they say they were awoken early this morning by authorities banging on their doors, telling them to evacuate. and they weren't able to get back into their dorm uil about 6:30 tonight. three people, two of them georgetown university students, one of them a guest, are facing charges after a drug lab was discovered in a freshman dorm around 6:30 saturday morning. authorities say they were making a synthetic drug called dmt. >> it wasshocking. i had no idea that people were even capable of manufacturing stuff like that in the dorm. certainly not indicative of the culture of georgetown at all. >> reporter: authorities were called here after students complained of a strange odor. they found chemicals used to make a hallunogenic known as dmt. the dorm was evacuated. students had to remain out of the building for some 12 hours as the scene was processed. >> what you have here are
various chemicals and then you heat them up. if it's not properly ventilated, itould be a problem not only for ialation but also explosion. >> reporter: experts say dmt is found naturally but it can also be made. some say using dangerous chemicals. >> dmt we do know it is a dangerous hallucinogenic. messes up your motor skills. you can have memory loss. you fr your brain. i mean, and you can die. you can die. >> reporter: many students at this prestigious private school were shocked that a lab used for maki drugs would be found right here on campus. >> the most interesting thing about all of this is the fact that it can bring a lot of dangerous on to campus. who knows who who's going to be tracking on campus to deal with them or whatever they do so it's a big security issue. >> reporter: so again three people have been arrested in connection with this investigation. we're told that two of them are students. at this point facing charges of
possession of drugs, paraphernalia, but authorities have not yet released their name. reporting live from georgetown, darcy spencer, news 4. >> darcy, thank you. the 2010 campaign season is heading into itsinal week now. both parties have their biggest guns in the trenches with control of congress up for grabs. there's plenty of work a not much time left. brian moore hasthe latest. >> reporter: before closing out a four-day campaign swing and heading home, president obama told voters in mnneapolis they stand to lose if republicans win control of congress. >> the choice between the past and the future. the choice between hope and fear. the choice between falling backwards and moving forward. i don't know abou you but i want to move forward. ion't want to go back. >> reporter: there's just one full week remaining before voters decide that 2010 midterm
elections and the fate of president obama's change agenda. in florida, sarah palin primed her fellow republicans for a big win on election day. >> now, the momentum is with us. the momentum is with us. but now is not the time to let up. >> reporter: tea party favorite marco rubio is poised to seize florida's open senate seat. >> i believe nomber 2nd will be an extraordinary day in floridand across america. >> reporter: and he is expecting plenty of republicans to join him in changing washington's balance of power. brian moore, nbc news, washington. rnc chairman michael steele will be david gregory's guest on "meet the press" to talk about the gop's final push before the election. you can see that right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 10:30. > still ahead tonight, a tragic end to an open water race overseas. authorities are trying to figure out just what happened to an american swimmer who died in the
middle of a competition. one part of our country is already dealing with this. unbelievable. we'll show you where people are bracing for aecond october blizzard. and a grammy-award winning singer is celebrating not one but two new additions to her family. >> it was cold enough for some snow. across parts of our area a little bit earlier this morning. but definitely not this afternoon. wait until you see the temperatures i have for you coming up over the next couple of days. it's in my forecast. hakeem. >> coming nup sports, a fond farewell for dc unite's most accomplished player. the turfs snap their road losing streak. plus -- >> attention, i need a cleanup on ais one, some extra housekeeping at verizon center. women are charged 40%more fh insurance as men. domestic violence is treated as a pre-existing condition in eight stes. women are abused by their husbands and then by their insurance companies. and last year they tried to end our coverage for
bob ehrlich's 24 years in politics. in congress ehrlich voted with george bush 90% of the time, protecting the special interests. as governor, ehrlich cut education, increased college tuition by 40%, and vetoed an increase in the minimum wage. and after losing his election, bob ehrlich joined a lobbying firm and got paid $2.5 million to represent casinos and wall street banks. bob ehrlich--24 years of putting the special interests first.
a world champion swimmer died during a race today. take a look at this video of fran competing in the charlotte ultraswim in 2003. he was completing inhe world cup in the united arab emirates today. he never finished that race. officials found him in the water it it's unclear what caused his death. ten months after haiti was rocked by that massive earthquake the country is dealing with yet another problem, a cholera epidemic. the government and international aid agencies are expanding efforts to contain the disease that's sickened more than 2,600 people. cholera spreads through coaminated food and water. haiti is still struggling after january's devastating earthquake that killed 300,000 people and
displaced more than 1 million. powerful thunderstorms with heavy rain and wind, high wind, pounded north texas. winds gusted up to0 miles per hour, ripping off roofs and leave damage in its wake. several tornado sirens were set off in the dallas-ft. worth area. the region was spared any major destruction. still ahead, thousands braved the chilly early morning weather to help fight a disease that's growing.
celine dion is sinning happy birthday to two new baby ys. sources say dion andwins are doing fine. the 42-year-old sing are and her husband have been candid about their problems con searching. with the new additions today, the couple now has three sons. 9-year-old boy also. about 3,000 people stepped out at nationals park today in the walk to fight diabetes. our ownat larson muse was on hand. this was about preventing and managing the disease. a new government study predicts one-third of americans will have diabetes by 2050. >>a blizzard hit colorado yesterday. just west of denver. so some ski resorts there declaring open season now. the oveland ski area will fire up its lifts tomorrow. resort workers are preparing. workers are out clearing the roads so visitors can make it to
the slopes and more snow is predicted for sunday night. >> that resort right there, one of the earliest to open in colorado, one of the latest to close. they close sometimes in june or july. >> are you serious? wow. too early for all that. >> you didn't think that this morning when we talked about temperatures down to 30 degrees. mon nas ses this morning, 30 degrees. that was the temperature out there. it made r pretty pictures. a bright picture a little bit earlier. a nice picture outside. a beautiful night outside. wow. what a difference 24 hours makes. we are a lot warmer than we were last night. told you we had a beautiful picture for you. viewer photos sent to usby bill, botanical gardens in vienna. this is called steam fog. cool air moves over warmer water. that what we shot a little bit earlier. you can send your photos to i see at nbc washington.com. he also shot a little bit of the
frost this morning in vienna. 70 degrees, the high temperature today. low, . the coldest morning we've seen since april. a very cold morning. unseasonably cold. i don't think we'll get that cold for quite sometime. 59 degrees right now. around the area, 54. fredick, 62 in baltimore. and in sterling. look at the temperature difference between last night and tonight. it is 21 degrees warmer right now in sterling than it was this time last night. 20 degrees warmer in baltimore. 18 degrees warmer in quaint toe. 13 degrees warmer in hage on it. a big difference in the last 24 hours. high pressure is the reason why. behind it, we're seeing southwest wind. new a warm front. you can see it to thenorth providing some cloud cover. we will see clouds overnight tonight that will help to keep things even warr. temperatures down to the south and west, very warm.
76 in cincinnati. 80s back towards st. louis and memphis and that is the air that's going to be making its way towards our area during the day tomorrow. high pressure down to the south and east will bring us southwesterly wind. that will continue to pump in the very warm air. temperatures torrow will be 10 to 15 degrees above average. we're going to stay above average right on through the middle portions of next week as we continue to see a soutesterly flow. maybe some rain during the day on monday. and into early next week as well. so you may need the umbrella as we start the workweek. you alsoill not need the coat. tomorroworning, not as cold, 44 to 54 degrees. as we move on through the afternoon,t should be a nice one. some high clouds moving in from time ttime. nice and warm. 74 to 78 degrees. i wouldn't be surprise to see an 80 out there on the nap down to our south and west. 76 for high on monday. 78 on tuesday. and i might be too cool with these number. 80 on wednesday. 50% chance storms there as well. and mbe a couple thunderstorms
it's hockey fights cancer night. the caps honoring 30 fans who have been affecd by cancer. third period. tied at two. caps get the puck. matthew with it. pass to alexander seven in front. he goes backhand. his third goal of the night. that's a hat trick. we need a cleanup on the ice. capitals take a 3-2 lead. less than 40 seconds to play. still 3-2, caps. thrashers have the puck. it's thrown towards the net. deflected up in the air. check out evander kain. bats it out of the air. that's the equalizer. overtime. you love bonus hockey. right? >> absolutely. >> come on. let's get excited. a eric fair, top of your screen. check out the rebound. the game winner it the caps win it in overtime. up necxt, carolina.
the former standout and maryland starting right tackle was hit by a car while driving s motor scooter on campus. the 310 pound desusa brock both legs. he is expected t make a full recovery. today, the theme was win it for pete. maryland's emotional victory ended a ten-game road losing streak. their last road win was in 2008. in the red zone. quick drop. throws it up to tori smith. he's a tall fella. halls it in. terps in front 7-0. second quarter. after an interception, terp have the ball. gets rid of it. perfect throw to boykins on the slant. o'brien finished with three of them. zero interceptions. marylandins 24-21 endg its road losing streak. the terps will deliver the game ball to pete in the hospital. the coach ralph friedgen. terps are 5-2. in blacksburg.
frank beamer and number 25 hokies. taking on duke. first quarter. no score. hoes driving. tyrod taylor to andre smith. 14-yard touchdown. made it look easy. hokies on top 7-0. it washe beginning of another big day for ittyrod taylor. just feeling it. droves back. drops back. this is called improvisation. just throw it up deep for me. that's to roberts. 43-yard score. nice. taylor threw for 280 yards. virginia tech over duke 44-7. hokies have won six in a ro virginia hosting eastern michigan. the first type in the history of fbs history the two teams competing against one another have both african-american head coaches an athletic directors. first quarter. check out the block. dontrell imen. boom is right. scoots 21 yards for the
touchdown. cavs up 14-0. uva leads by 10. it was a track meet. the coach feeling risky. cavs linit up to punt. psych. punty jimmy howell passes to womack. that's nifty. virginia rolls 48-21. all right. to the new meadowlands. the coach and navy taking on notre dame. first quarter, ricky dobbs back to pass. check out alexander teach. one hand. snag. hauls itin. the big guy rumbles his way for a touchdown. 7-0, navy. teach also rushed for 210 yards. third quarter navy in control. ricky dobbs keeps it himself. weaves his way in for the sce. had four touchdowns, navy wins it 35-17. the midshipmen have won three of the last four against notre dame.
playing his last game with the black and red after 14 seasons. marino leaves an undellable mark on the soccer community. his goals are the most in mls history. tonight, the season finale for d.c. united and the end of a caer for jaime morino. tied at one. draws the penalty. kicks the ball off his arm. that's a penalty. pretty money here. doesn't meet pks. his 133rd goal of his career, most in mls history. the fans are loving that. 56th minute. tied at two. toronto on the attack. peterson, top of your screen. this is a perfect pass. to rosario. his second goal of the game. toronto up 3-2. 81st minute.
moreno taken out of the game for the final time. e end of a phenomenal career. d.c. united falls in their season finale 3-2. one of the best guys, one of the best pros in this city bar none. >> high moment for them, despite the loss. that's it for us tonight. "saturday night live" coming up next, emma stone, star of "easy a." hosting. musical guest kings of leon. have a good night, folks. [ ehrlich four years ago unemployment in maryland was under four percent. today, it's nearly double. and nearly a quarter of a million marylanders are looking for work. in addition, we ce a national health care plan that will hurt small business and cost us jobs. so we have to ask, are you better off today than you were four years ago? we're heading in the wrong direction. we need strong leadership.