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stepdaughter. he came for a bond hearing. if released from jail, he could pose a danger to the community or risk of flight. the judge agreed and ordered him held without bond. the prosecutor said this is not a random killing. she was stabbed 40 times or more. 12-year-old jessica's body was found in the basement of her home on may 31st by her sister. her mother married david hang in 2005, but he lived with the family for only a year. it was an immigration sham type of marriage for money. he was angry with the family for not living up to their agreement. he married again while his divorce was pending. >> it was an arranged marriage to satisfy immigration consequences. i think he thought he could get out of it and he wanted out to go on with his new life with his
new wife. >> reporter: investigators found a sheet from a knife or sword on the crime scene. they got dna from it. hang drives montgomery county ride on buses. he left work early may 31st. his cell phone puts him in the area at the time of the murder. no sign of forced entry at the family's home. the next day, investigators noticed his right hand was injured and swollen. the question they cannot answer is why was 12-year-old jessica the victim of an angry rage? >> this was an absolutely innocent victim that, as far as we can determine would have had -- it just makes no sense why she was killed. >> reporter: david hang is charged with premeditated murder. if convicted, he faces the
possibility of life in prison. that's the latest from the montgomery county district court. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. authorities in ohio say they have captured of killed all but two animals let loose 50 miles from columbus. it was home to 50 wild animals including tigers, cheetahs, wolves and bears. he deliberately released the animals, then killed himself. >> we are not talking your normal every day house cat or dog. they are 300 pound tigers we had to put down. >> officials shut down schools and urged people to stay in their homes while they tracked down the stray, wild animals. no severe weather, but there are showers moving in. >> let's get the latest from doug kammerer. >> take a look at that shot there. it is nasty out there right now. the fog rolled in. the mist, the drizzle is out there now.
no heavy storms arnds the area of showers until just to the south. let's look out there and see what we are talking about. look at the visibility. light rain moved into the d.c. area. 66 degrees. winds out of the north at 5 miles per hour. they have been on the gusty side. they are switching to the north and coming down a bit. doppler radar is showing the heaviest showers in southern portions of maryland. culpeper county, rain is moving toward your area. no lightning is associated with this. ligening and thunder will come through culpeper and manassas. this is one round we are seeing today. another round is in portions of the carolinas. that round could be our strongest round of the day. right now, big time storms up the raleigh, north carolina area. we are going to watch as the warm front moves through and eventually the cold front moves
through. by 11:00, showers and thunderstorms out there. some of the storms may be on the strong side. tomorrow temperatures in the low to mid-50s. breezy conditions if not windy conditions tomorrow. a lot of changes for the next couple of hours. the next 24 hours i'll break them down for you coming up on the full forecast. >> thanks, doug. breaking news. the verdict is in for a teen accused of a deadly distracted driving case in prince george's county. he was on her cell phone when she ran a stop sign and killed a 54-year-old man. we have live with the verdict in this case. >> reporter: the jury found britney not guilty of manslaughter, however prosecutors are saying she did not get off easy. she was found guilty of
negligent driving. it's a huge disappointment for the victim's family. the manslaughter charges for causing the crash last may. she was texting when she ran the stop sign in buoy, maryland. seconds later, she hit and killed a man in his car. he was driving with his wife at the time. she was in critical condition but she recovered. she was here today and told us she's upset with the jury's decision. how are you feeling right now with the jury's decision? >> a little disappointed. well, a lot of disappointment, i guess. i was hoping that, you know, they would find her guilty on manslaughter charge. i feel blessed to be here. i probably would have been gone, too, had i not had good doctors and surgeons on me. at this point, we are really trying to just make it visible
as to what's happened here, make people aware of what's going on and what tragedies can happen with cell phones. >> reporter: now, she walked away from the courthouse. she must pay a $500 fine and received at least one point on her driving record according to prosecutors. the calahan family is going to continue to push for stiffer penalties for people who drive around and text. back to you in the studio. >> thanks. a special education teacher from montgomery county awas arrested. between july and december of last year, he solicit ed detectives. he teaches kids with autism at meadow hall elementary in rockville. there was a lot of
excitement in a northeast d.c. neighborhood today after a military helicopter had to make an emergency landing. the chopper landed near 11th and galitan streets. both radios went out mid flight. mechanics were called in. no injuries reported. we spoke to the pilot and we'll hear from him tonight on news 4 at 6:00. it's a make or break move for the redskins. >> the coach makes the quarterback call. >> let's get the latest from dan hellie. >> mike shanahan is making the call, grossman is out, rex is in. this is the fourth change for shanahan in just two seasons. fans were calling for beck sunday. mike shanahan made the switch after rex grossman threw four interceptions. they responded by moving the team down the field.
a big play down the middle. he followed that up for a draw. the rally fell short. redskins lost. today, mike shanahan changed the starter for sunday's match up. something beck has been waiting to hear all season. >> things change in the blink of an eye. you always have to be ready. i'm trying to move forward with this opportunity, do the best i can. i was hoping the day would come that i would get the opportunity. i just never knew. over the last six weeks, i have been trying to prepare myself for if this did happen. >> i have a lot of confidence in john beck. he does have that moibility and strong arm. i'm not putting him in the hall of fame, yet. as he showed in the fourth quarter, hopefully he can keep doing that.
>> that's mike shanahan on his new starting quarterback, john beck. the last time john beck started a regular season game, 2007 against the miami dolphins. >> thanks, dan. still ahead, sparks were flying at last night's gop debate. >> i tell you what -- you had your chance, let me speak. i'm speaking. let me speak. >> today, a new poll shed light on the winners and losers. >> also, one of the city's new speed cameras is a speed trap. where you'll want to avoid driving to avoid a ticket. >> i'm julie carey where a spike in demand at an emergency food shelter leaves the shelves bare. >> more legal troubles for ak
to respond, right? anderson? would you please wait? are you going to keep talking or let me finish what i have to say? >> last night's debate in the desert was heated and tinged with desperation. tempers flaired. mitt romney and texas governor rick perry sparred over illegal immigration. rick santorum hammered romney and everyone hammers cain for his 9-9-9 plan. the latest poll shows cain holds a narrow lead over romney over likely voters in south carolina. and in florida, cain is running neck-in-neck with romney. an emergency food pantry temporarily closed their doors. the weak economy coupled with
families hit hard from the recent flooding depleted the food. >> reporter: it's a sign that comes as a shock to the 4,000 people who rely on this food pantry for monthly groceries. >> i ain't got no food and i definitely need some. >> reporter: 40% increase for demand in food took its poll through service or acts pantry. last month, wood bridge flood victims left homeless also turned to them for food. monday, the shelves were bare. there was no choice but to temporarily close. >> it was a difficult decision. to know 2,000 individuals are not going get their food while we are closed, it was heart breaking. it's a very difficult decision to make, having families come to the door and families leave in tears. we don't have groceries to give
them. >> one look and the problem is clear. normally, the shelves are filled with food. there's extra on top. word of the closure spread. >> we got an e-mail they needed food. we bought food. >> reporter: others are writing checks. his church is launching a food drive. >> a big food campaign going on for sunday. >> reporter: staffers hope the outpouring of support will help them and before the thanksgiving drive next month. >> there's a need 52 weeks a year. it's not just a holiday need. there's people that don't have the food to feed their families every day. it's not just people in poverty, it's the working poor. >> jew we are going to take you to
a local business who started a campaign to gather food for this pantry. the weather turned into a mess, doug. >> it's beautiful out today, isn't it? >> if you want to stay home in your pajamas. >> it's cold and nasty. temperatures today held down in the 60s. breezy conditions. we have seen the rain move in and now we have drizzle and some mist out there. i think that picture says it all across the region today. just look at that. it's nasty out there now. we are going to see more showers and even a few thunderstorms make their way outside now, the current temperature sitting at 66 degrees. winds gusting upwards of 25 miles an hour where they have settled down a little bit, they will pick up overnight tonight. 63 in martinsburg. 67 in plano. annapolis at 70.
gaithersburg sitting at 64, too. now, the rain just down to the south and east for the most part. north and west frederick county and loudoun county, okay. sterling and ashburn seeing the showers move in. in through arlington and up toward bethesda and southern portions of maryland. look to the south, though. south and west. this is heavy rain. wul pepper, warrenton, this is moving to the north-northeast. if you are not seeing the heavy rain now, you are going to see it in a half hour to hour. no lightning associated with this. i wouldn't be surprised to see a little bit of lightning develop. then more to go to the south. there's the first round making its way through the region. to the south, here is another frontal boundary. watch the storms pop up. boom. these are strong storms that try to make their way up here. i don't think we are going to
see anything too severe. we could see rumbles of thunder around 11:00 or 12:00. the frontal boundary where we could see the showers and storms. after that, we dry out significantly. what do we do as well? when we cool down, windy conditions tomorrow. winds 30 to 40 miles per hour with the possibility of snow back here toward the mountains. the highest peaks, that's going to be it. for the rest of us, it's going to be cool but nice. pretty nice fall weekend shaping up. scattered showers late overnight and into the evening hours. temperatures 67 down to 63. tomorrow morning, i think we'll start to clear out after the rain overnight. partly cloudy, breezy, cool jacket weather. tomorrow afternoon, here comes the afternoon winds. windy and cool with gusts of 40 miles per hour. i think pretty much staying southwest, 15 to 20 with temperatures in the low 60s.
we stay in the low 60s. we are going to be cool this weekend. most areas wake up to temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. some areas could see their first frost of the season. well to the west. >> get out the coats or blankets. everything you need. >> october is heading out soon. >> thanks, doug. tens of thousands of people took to the streets in greece to protest austerity measures. michelle has the latest. >> reporter: major protests in greece turned violent on a union strike over tax hikes and spending measures up for a vote. in athens, an estimated 70,000 protesters packed the stairs. the march quickly escalated. some rioters threw fuel bombs, stones and garbage at police. officers moved in and used tear
gas to dispurse the crowds. doctors, shop owners, teachers and dockworkers walked off the jobs because they cannot make ends meet and fear they will lose their jobs. greece, part of the union is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. they say they will run out of money if they do not pass the reforms acquired by creditors in return for a cash bail out. if approved, the latest cuts affect the salaries, pensions and suspension of thousands of public workers. in london, michelle franzen, nbc news. the case against michael jackson's personal physician back in session today. also, low impact exercise that's good for bodies of all ages. learn more in what's your work out. if you are on nbc 4 facebook
people can do, walking. we are going to meet a group of people, 200 strong walking since 1989, power walking. we asked them what is your work out. >> i don't think i would be around if i hadn't started walking. >> first walk here, march 13, 1989, 22 years. >> i kind of felt like i was laying around too much. my doctor suggested that i walk three days a week. i said yeah, right. then i heard about this program and i love it. on any given day, 200 to 250 of us come out. the fast walkers walk upstairs. those who like to talk and walk, we walk downstairs. >> when you walk, you raise your heart rate, increase your circulation, make your lungs and muscles work. we are talking sustained walking at a moderate pace. the way to judge a moderate pace is you should be walking fast
enough that you couldn't sing but not so fast you can't talk. >> i lost some weight, which is good. my body began to reshape itself. >> i had high blood pressure. walking has done wonders. >> my doctor calls me the miracle man. every time i go see him, i feel better and high blood pressure is down. >> it's a wonderful group of people you meet. >> there's tremendous benefit to the brain in people who walk. we are seeing patients who exercise three or more times a week have a lower risk of alzheimers. >> i love to be here around the people. it kind of give you something to do and talk about. >> i think walking is the number one priority. >> the iverson mall walkers meet every morning, walk a couple miles and they got so popular,
they have performed a dancing and singing group. good for them. it will get your blood running. news for your health. an annual cervical cancer screening may not be what every doctor performs. it would be every three years instead of once a year. they recommend pap tests begin at age 21 and after age 65. they admit there's not enough evidence to weigh the health benefits and risks of hpv testing in women over age 30. the video used as evidence today in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. police detail new evidence discovered in the death of an 11-year-old gaithersburg boy. a hidden location. where to pay extra attention to avoid getting a ticket. actress lindsay
between warrenton and culpeper, it's almost due north. watch in warrenton and marshall. it's making its way your way in the next half hour. no lightning associated. don't be surprised if you hear thunder. more on the way tonight. i'll show it to you in a couple minutes. >> thanks, doug. new video evidence in the case of a montgomery county mother and her son found urderred this month. it could be a factor in whether the suspect will face the death penalty. pat collins has more. >> reporter: could this be a death penalty case? maybe. curtis lopez charged with the murder of his estranged wife, jane mcquain. soon to be charged with the murder of his 11-year-old stepson william mcquain. will this be a death penalty
case? if you had your way, would you ask for the death penalty? >> it's something that has to be considered because of the magnitude of these crimes. but, again, any decision on this matter, relative to the death is far too -- it's too premature. >> reporter: new evidence, it comes from this gas station a tenth of a mile away. william mcquain and his stepfather curtis lopez caught on a e security camera at the liberty gas station october 1st, in the afternoon. not long before william was murdered. as it turns out, william mcquain was somewhat of a regular here. she says she remembers him
stopping by to buy candy. >> it's sad. it's sad. it's sad a young man had to leave the world in the hands of someone that wasn't responsible for his actions. something is wrong with him. the devil's got him. >> reporter: the body found not far off clarksburg road, not far into the woods below a tree, on a bare patch of dirt, near fallen limbs. does the security camera video from the gas station and the station's proximity to this spot in the woods mean that this was the murder scene? >> it certainly narrows the time line for us which is an indication that it may have occurred right there at that scene. >> reporter: curtis lopez is still in custody in north carolina. because he's already done big time for attempted murder
because of the serious nature of these charges, police making extra security precautions as they plan to bring him back to montgomery county to stand trial here. pat, back to you. >> pat collins, thank you. the morning commute was especially chaotic for drivers off i-95 in virginia today. an overnight paving project crumbled, turning 95 into a parking lot. jane watrel joins us live from a commuter lot in springfield. jane? >> reporter: it was a mess today for commuters. let's get that out of the way. it was raining. there were car accidents and a car fire. lifting the hov restrictions didn't make a difference. a normal one hour commute took two to three hours trying to get into the district. it was a morning northern virginia commuters would rather forget. >> it's real bad. we stopped like almost two hours. >> it's a nightmare getting into
d.c. stop, start, stop, start. >> reporter: a headache for transportation officials. we apologize for what happened this morning. it was miserable for commuters. >> reporter: it started around 6:00 after an overnight repair made to a section of i-95 failed. they scrambled to fix the hole in the road. >> it was completely unsafe for traffic. they had to pull everything off. it's where the nightmare began. >> reporter: commuting from d.c. to northern virginia has never been for the faint of heart especially this time of year. the weather may have been a factor in this latest case of gridlock. >> could have been rushing to get this repair done. we are getting toward the end of the season when temperatures change and we want to get the road work done. i don't know what happened, but we are investigating that right
now. we don't want it to happen again. >> reporter: back live along 95 in springfield, you can see tonight's commute home is considerably better than this morning. while it is raining, the traffic seems to be moving fairly smoothly. now, v-dot says they will give motorists a reprieve. the repair needs to be repaired but they won't do it tonight or tomorrow night. the earliest they will get to it would be friday, after the friday evening commute into saturday. perhaps a reprieve for all the people that had to be stuck in traffic this morning. i'm jane watrel, back to you in the studio. >> boy do they deserve one. thanks so much. today, we are learning the metro rail extension to the airport could fall behind schedule and go over budget. according to "the washington post," the executive director of metro's project says it could cost an extra $150,000.
the current price tag, $2.8 billion. the silver line is scheduled to be finished in the summer of 2013. construction could delay that by six months. the connector is less than a year old. already, inspectors found cracks in three icc overpasses. the hairline cracks are in the peers that support the overpasses on emery lane and georgia avenue. for now, crews are reinforcing the peers with steel wire. the bridges have been functioning fine and the repairs are more about insuring their long term durability. prosecutors call their last witness to the stand. he's a propofol expert. a video of a hospital operating room was shown in court to give the jury an idea of how the drug
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our wednesday's child this week just had a birthday. he had a lot of challenges right now to deal with, those who follow his progress say he's made progress in leaps and bounds. >> he happens to be a nice little kid. barbara harrison takes us to meet him. >> there are he is. there he is. hi. he arrived for his wednesday's child shoot dressed for the chilly weather. recently turned 3-year-old was invited to spend the morning at the be with me play museum. this room had brightly colored costumes to try on and down the hall -- great room. this is red, white and blue.
it's a place filled with room after room of fantasy fun for little ones. grandma and grandpa's place. look at that. and look at the farm. he wasn't too sure about the rooster. he's insecure about things unfamiliar. those who know him say -- >> he is an amazingly happy, chirpy child. loves to sing. sings everywhere. he loves colors and tv. he can scoot. he is a lot -- he just is a very joyous child. >> reporter: what he did like was the farm puzzle. he did well in putting the pieces in the right place. >> but, he does have a natural curiosity. he is starting to talk more using more words. i really think that with a lot of love and attention, he will reach a nice potential. >> reporter: he was very happy
when elizabeth and rachel put his chair together. he seemed more secure and ready to experiment with the drum and the piano. >> before we left, there were surprises for him to take with him, including books and puzzles. now, he just needs a family to help him grow and develop all of the wonderful things he'll learn to do in his life and who are ready to get love back from a little boy ready to go home with a forever family. barbara harrison, news 4 for wednesday's child. >> if you have room in your home and heart for him or any other child waiting for a forever home, please call our special adoption hot line. 1-888-to-adopt-me. >> he's a sweetheart. >> cute. coming up, concerned about a
because it's virtually hidden from sight. >> reporter: can you see the speed camera? yes, no. okay, let's do another drive by. see. people know it's there. >> wow, you can't imagine how many times that thing flashes within one minute. >> that's what alerted me to it and one of the neighbors was talking with me about it. >> reporter: it's one of more than a dozen enforcement locations set up in recent weeks. it's no argument, this is a good place for a speed camera. lots of tricky intersections and pedestrians crossing. there have been accidents and injuries. >> 7th and missouri. >> reporter: what has some of the neighborhood miffed is there's a lack of signage. >> i think they ought to have a notice from front of it like a lot of places. this area is photo enforced. >> reporter: the speed limit is
posted a block east before you get to the tree that obscures the camera. residents are glad for the photo enforcement. >> nothing less. i welcome it. the safety mechanism to improve. >> it should be posted so the drivers know that it's there. it's a good idea to put it. yes, let the drivers know. >> derrick ward, news 4. there's a list of photo enforcement cameras on the police department's website. a spokesperson says they are not aware of legal obligation to post warnings along the road. renee was working at a research station when she suffered vision loss and slurred speech back in august. they couldn't evacuate her because of bad weather.
she was evacuated monday and under went tests in new zealand. she suffered a stroke. she has problems with concentration, reading and experiencing short term memory loss. let's get a final check of the forecast from doug. >> drizzley and rainy. we will continue to see the rain across the area. look at that shot. it's nasty out there now. you can see what we are looking at as far as the traffic is concerned. 395 is not looking good at all. as far as the rain, even more to the south. look at the rain falling across the area. it's filling in across the area. culpeper is seeing the heaviest. prince george's county, down i-95 near prince william. the yellows and oranges around warrenton and the marshall area. the rain makes it to the west of the washington area.
look to the west around raleigh. there's big-time thunderstorms in that region. they will try to move into our region tonight. i think we'll see the showers and storms around 11:00, 12:00 tonight. flood advisories in effect. we have a flood advisory for along the potomac river. a foot to foot and a half. not a big deal there. the darker green in calvert county, maryland under a flood warning for a title departure there of upwards of two feet. wendy, we are talking about your house. >> thanks so much. glad i left the kayak in the yard. well, it's a good night to catch up on sports, stay indoors. >> watch a little tv. we are talking about the play of the week. we haven't had a redskins in the play of the week yet.
maybe it will happen with john beck playing quarterback. we focus on the plays this week. headlined by hester. yes, devin hester that is. we have heard it said over and over again, don't kick to bears ace, devin hester. week six and the vikings did just that. hester from the two-yard line. look how easy he makes it look. 98 yards for the touchdown the 60 kick return for a touchdown of his career. most coming on punts. not to be outdone, ford grabs the brown's kick off. one yard deep into the end zone. he's going down the near sideline. watch him tiptoe the sideline. somehow he stays inbounds. 101 yards for the touch for ford. in the same game, the raiders line up for a 53-yard field
goal. 63 yards a couple weeks earlier. uh-oh, a fake. nobody is going to catch the boss. 35 yards. maybe the punter should be the quarterback. it would have saved them a first round draft pick. the eagles michael vick throws. check this out. bats it not once, not twice but three times. wouldn't you know, he's playing the redskins. rocky mac intosh looking on as they pull it in. in cincinnati, the cults throw their tight end, check out the spiderman grab. one hand keeps his feet inbounds. great hands and great vision right there. the colts still lose. jon peyton minding his own
business when he gets rolled, literally. his own player bowls him over. he thought he was okay. nope. you tore your meniscus and broke your leg. he's not going to be able to put weight on that food for eight weeks. finally, the handshake of the 49ers may be a little too obscene. you can see the lions head coach saying what are you doing, you just pushed me out of the way. i think they are both acting like children. it was fun for the players to break up a brawl between the coaches and not the coaches breaking up the brawl between them. it's all about respect in the nfl. he felt disrespected after he got beat. >> they could be on "the real housewives of new jersey". >> or beverly hills. >> pick your city. >> thanks. there is more to come
dozen states died as a result of the listeria tainted fruit. investigators linked the food poisoning to a packing facility in colorado. the fda says it was probably caused by pools of water on the floor. old hard to clean equipment at the farms facility. the way the cantaloupes were cooled may have played a role. >> there are new developments in the search for a kansas city baby missing. a search warrant at the irwin family home today. 11-year-old lisa irwin was reported missing 16 days ago. the baby vanished from her crib. followi ining news for the past days. the couple hired a private investigator to search for their child. real life crooks may have taken ideas from the movies. over the weekend, police arrested five suspects for a
string of 60 robberies in brooklyn and queens. they say just as in the ben affleck movie they poured bleach on things trying to store the dna. they told investigators they saw it in the movie. they stole from delis, discount stores and pizza rias. they napped $217,000. lindsay lohan is facing more league troubles. >> the judge revoked her probation after skipping out on community service appointments. we have the report. >> reporter: lindsay lohan had to make a court appearance in los angeles wednesday. she violated the terms of her probation for stealing a necklace from a jewelry store. the judge was not happy. >> i am revoking her probation, pending a hearing. i am setting bail at $100,000.
60 days ofe judge who sentenced community service said lohan was not progressing toward completing the sentence. >> a year is a generous amount of time. the way i can count, she's got 57 out of the 60 days left to do. >> lohan's attorney made the same request she made before. >> the court is correct we are six months into it. we are six months away from the deadline. >> reporter: the judge stuck by her decision to revoke the probation. the actress posted bail and will not spend any time behind bars and the next hearing november 2nd. >> that is it for news 4 at 5:00. news 4 at 6:00 starts right now.
a maryland man is in custody suspected in the death of his estranged wife and stepson. tonight, the new surveilness video that could be pivotal as they seek the death penalty in the case. >> rick, again -- i'm speaking. are you going to keep talking or let me finish what i have to say. >> war of words in las vegas as the republican presidential candidates went at it during the debate last night. a new line of storms moving in. it could mean heavy downpours in your neighborhood. >> good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. we begin with the murder of a 12-year-old girl. jessica was stabbed more than 40 times back in may. dna evidence inside the home helped link the victims stepfather. chris gordon is at the court. >> reporter: this was a bond hearing to