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the cruiser crashed into a ditch while chasing a suspect's vehicle. a silver acura with temporary tags wanted in connection with an auto theft investigation. police are probing whether the acura may have purposefully cut off the cruiser forcing it to crash along i-95 just south of pot powder mill road in beltsville. >> they're still out on 95 collecting evidence. i haven't heard that information. we haven't been able to speak to the officer who survived this accident. the details of it. but i don't have that information right now. >> the driver of the prince george's county police patrol car was ejected, suffering massive head injuries. he was 23 years old, had been on the force about 2 1/2 years but was known since he was 15 or 16 years of age because he had been a police explorer scout and loved the department. his partner was on the passenger side suffering multiple injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
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>> this is a family. and all of prince george's county government is going to wrap its arms around these two officers and the rest of their colleagues to make sure that we get through this. >> law enforcement officers from prince george's county and other agencies gathered at prince george's hospital center. >> what you're seeing there is actually the men and women of the police department as well as from other agencies represented here today just coming out and paying respects to our fallen officer. paying respect to his family and the officer who has survived and has to heal and deal with this however he can in order to get by. >> police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this accident along i-95 south just south of powder mill road at about 1:00 this afternoon to give them a call. the number is 1-866-411-tips. that's 1-766-411-tips. they say all information can be
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kept confidential. that's the latest from prince george's hospital center. chris gordon, news 4. >> a ride-on bus made an unexpected stop turning on to avanel road here when it somehow lost control and ended up inside this house. amazingly, no one in the house or on the bus was seriously hurt. pat collins is live at the scene. he spoke with the people who were there when the bus came plowing in this morning. pat. >> reporter: jim, imagine you're standing in front of your house, along comes a runaway bus. there you are helpless as that bus into your home. >> i say is this guy not going to stop? i went -- right in front of me, boom. >> all of a sudden without warning, a big out of control montgomery county ri-on bus goes barreling into the home on avanel road with such force, with such force a that's left in the living room, a lamp and a
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tv. >> now when this happened, this man was in this toyota car here. he saw the bus cut right in front of him, over the lawn, into the driveway, into his cab and then into his house. >> you saw the whole thing? >> i saw it. >> very scary. >> i'm lucky. >> everyone. >> i'm very, very lucky. >> two of his sons were inside the house when it happened. uninjured, but boy were they rattled. >> i thought it was an earthquake at first. when i seen the bus, i was astounded. i didn't think this could happen. >> when you saw the bus in your house? >> i thought how in the world could this have happened? why is there a bus in my living room? >> this happened around 11:00 this morning. the bus on route to silver spring, a runaway. nine passengers on board. some treated at the scene. some taken to the hospital. their injuries said to be minor.
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not so minor shall the damage to the home here. strid of its front. condemned by the building inspector and his cab, his cab yet another casualty of this bizarre accident. >> it's beyond my imagination right now. i'm shocked. >> so what happened here? was it brake failure? was it speed? was it something else? the investigation, it's under way. live in montgomery county, pat collins. news 4. a disturbing case in fairfax county. police say a 5-year-old girl was snatched from a playground and sexually assaulted in the 4900 block of manitoba drive near machine lane in the lynn cone i can't area. the suspect took the girl into the basement of a nearby building. so far no arrests the. 30 minutes from now, police will be canvassing the area. more on a live report on news 4
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at 6:00. missouri congressman todd akin apologized for his comments about rape. but he refused to quit his senate race despite calls from his own party leaders to do so. akin was favored to win one of the most closely watched senate races in the country until yesterday. in a local tv interview, he said victims of what he called legitimate rape rarely get pregnant. >> the views expressed were offensive. rape is rape. and the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the american people. and certainly doesn't make sense to me. >> what akin said was "it seems to me first of all, from what i understand from doctors, that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape and i'm quoting from akin.
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the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down." that is what he said in the interview. presidential candidate mitt romney immediately move to distance himself from akin. romney told the national review online that the remarks are insulting, inexcusable, wrong and offensive. the congressman apologized and said he misspoke. the republican senate campaign committee has since withdrawn his funding. a skinny dipping controversy that dates back to a visit to israel last summer. as first reported by politico, 30 republican members of congress took part in a trip paid for by a foundation connected to a pro israeli lobby. after a night of partying, 20 people on the trip jumped into the sea of galilee. one lawmaker, kansas freshman, kevin yoder, swam nude. house majority leader, eric cantor took part in the trip but was not present during the swim.
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nbc news confirmed that he scolded the delegation the next morning. congressman yoder has apologized tonight. thursday will mark a year since that earthquake that rattled the east coast causing significant damage to the washington area. the cost to repair the washington national cathedral alone is in the tens of millions. news 4's angie goff has more on the efforts to rebuild the landmark and how you can help. >> it's been one year. >> it represents the ability to stand strong even in the midst of storm. >> since a 5.8 earthquake rocked washington destroying some of the most loved landmarks, memories of that day still fresh. >> sounded like a landslide. >> he recalls shooting a story with barbara harrison. it rattled nerves and left much to be repaired. at the national cathedral, millions of dollars worth of damage done. the focus, stabilizing the grounds. now three days before the anniversary, a campaign to raise
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$100,000 before stone masons officially begin restoration. >> he and the team will be installing the first repair, a crockett stone, crocketts are the nodules on the pinnacles and it was literally sheared off in the earthquake. our stone carvers have been busy recarving the stone. >> on the list to fix, cone-shaped pinnacles on the scaffolding here on the cathedral towers. they include two more that remain on display fenced in right here in front of the church. the quake took a toll on many statues, gargoyles too. looking ahead, it could take years and upwards of $25 million to fix it all. at a little more than $2 million raised it's a major task the cathedral is taking on stone by stone. angie goff, news 4. the fundraising campaign runs through midnight thursday. you can find out more information on our website, nbc back to school for students
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in prince george's county. the first day came with the announcement of a new interim superintendent. dr. alvin crawley. parents have an opportunity to weigh in on who should be the permanent replacement. there is a moving forward forum tomorrow at bowie high school and another one on august 30th at northwestern high. both will be starting at 6:30 in the evening. a cool and damp start for kids returning to school. >> how is the week go to go look? >> most of us dried out and others have seen more rain in the afternoon. that's what we're seeing there now. starting to make its way our way. as we look outside, look at the numbers. 80 degrees the current temperature out at the airport under partly to mostly cloudy skies. wind out of south at 10 miles per hour. temperatures around the region, much cooler than we have been most of the summer and much cooler than it's been the last few days. look at winchester, only 64. 67 in martinsburg.
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we've got that rain moving through. it is a line of showers and thunderstorms. a closer look showing that rain around warrenton in through fauquier county. that's moving east along 66. up to the north around the frederick area seeing rain. that rain moving towards montgomery county. most of us will see that rain over the next couple of hours. i'll show you had it gets to your area coming up in a minute. >> thanks, doug. an 11-year-old girl assaulted in her bedroom and the evidence left behind. it led to a quick arrest. >> how much is too much to drive on the dulles toll road. drivers get to weigh in on the latest proposals. a woman's attempt to make history with a 100-mile swim history with a 100-mile swim from cuba
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but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times, then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them. worse, allen went to work for them.
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an 11-year-old girl sexually assaulted while she was asleep in her own bed sunday morning. prince george's county police tell us they were able to nab the suspect quickly thanks to a critical clue he left behind. news 4's darcy spencer spoke to the little girl's mother today and is live from police headquarters in palmer park. darcy? >> reporter: jim, lots of men carry these in their pockets.
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their wallets. that's what police say the suspect left at the crime scene. that's how they were able to make a quick arrest. >> just having this play over in my head that what was he going to do to my daughter? >> this is the mother of an 11-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted while sleeping in her own bedroom by a man who lives in the neighborhood. >> just makes me sick to my stomach. why does he come to my window? why would you do that? >> it happened just before 6:00 a.m. sunday in the 8100 block of allen daily drive in landover. the suspect got in through a second-story bathroom window. the victim's mother tells me that the suspect first stood on this chair but it didn't get him high enough. that's when he got a lad erred an put it up to this window and that's how he got in the house. >> the mom of the victim says the suspect identified by police is 24-year-old deron west, went straight to her daughter's room. >> she said that he was rubbing
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on her legs. he was rubbing on her legs. he felt him pull the cover off of her. >> what's when the 11-year-old woke up and called for help. >> the mom saw the suspect leaving out the back door. it was a man she had seen in the neighborhood before. >> he looked back at me and i looked at him and i says you stupid head. you're going to jail. >> police say the suspect left behind something linking him to the crime, his own wallet. >> the wallet with his identification in it was found right at the foot of the ladder. >> i'm just so grateful that he dropped his wallet so they could go and get him immediately. >> police say west was hiding in a closet when he was arrested at his mother's home. his mother says it's a crime he did not commit. she says he never left the house. >> it's not my son. >> he didn't do something like that? >> no he would not. i have a grand baby. if he wanted to rape somebody, he could have raped my dprand
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baby. they need to find the right person. >> the suspect is facing multiple charges, including sex offense, assault and burglary. he's being held on a $75,000 bond. as to the little girl, her mom says that she's obviously very shaken up, but she will be okay. darcy spencer. news 4. a bomb scare on board a southwest flight after a couple told a flight attendant that they found a threatening note in a magazine. that flight had taken off from el paso and it landed quickly in houston and a bomb sniffing dog checked out all the luggage. officers searched the plane. they didn't find anything. investigators detained the couple who made that report. doug joins us. we got some rain. boy, did we need it. >> we do. 8 inches below average. some areas seeing severe drought across the region. we need to see the rain. we're getting the rain and we have gotten some over the past couple of days. the pattern has shifted.
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say goodbye to the hot and humid air over the last couple of months and say hello to the cooler weather. yesterday in the 70s. today we've reached the low 80s. that's approximate it. currently at 80 degrees out at the airport with wind out of south at 10 miles per hour. the rest of the region into the 60s in some areas. those of you that have seen the rain, hagerstown, now down to 72 in culpeper. the rain is right on your doorstep. leesburg, your temperatures will go down and frederick and gaithersburg as we're seeing the rain move through frederick, leesburg, through warrenton and down through culpeper as we mentioned. we'll do a couple of stops for you. down in the warrenton area, this has had a history of lightning and thunder. but no severe weather out there. don't expect strong winds. 30 to 40 miles an hour. may take down a couple of branches much we're not talking about tree damage or downed power lines. this is along 66. if you have a loved one coming back through 66, make sure that
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they have rain coming their way. they need the windshield wipers for sure. in warrenton, along 17 and back towards culpeper, you're seeing that. in gainesville, in the next 16 minutes, about 31 minutes in bull run. manassas in about 40 minutes. then clifton through southwest fairfax county in about 50 minutes. these are only moving at 20, 25 miles per hour. up to the north, it's moved through frederick. still light rain there. middleburg, just to the west of mount airy and damascus, all seeing the showers. in loudoun county, lub -- leesburg, heads up for you folks. this making its way to the southeast. if you live in mount airy, 25 minutes for you. germantown in 25 minutes. this line of storms continues to move on across the region. it's going to continue to do so right on down toward the chess peer before quickly dying off in the evening hours. this area of low pressure to the
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south. staying south tomorrow. but still a slight chance of a shower. better chance into the day on our wednesday. this evening, partly cloudy, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. temperatures 68 to 76 degrees. you will see that rain-cooled air and if you do see some rain again, it's a pretty good bet from just about all of us. you could see some fog tomorrow morning. temperatures starting off 56 in the cooler suburbs to 69 in the city. temperatures staying in the 80s. 84 on your wednesday. better chance of showers. 87 on thursday. 89 on friday. and a beautiful nice weekend with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. as i mentioned, not a single 90-degree temperature there. may we hit it? maybe friday. again, i'm going 89. >> not bad for august in washington. >> not bad at all. considering the summer we've seen. >> thank you, doug. when we come right back, the latest on efforts to contain those fast-moving wildfires out west that have forced hundreds of people from their homes. and former secretary of state condoleeza rice blazing a
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new trail at the home of the masters. in sports tonight, while the chicago game was a bear for robert griffin the third. it was a coming out party for his fellow rookie qb. later on news 4 at 6:00, >>[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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every paycheck. now, when you need it obama has cut $716 billion dollars from medicare. why? to pay for obamacare. so now the money you paid for your guaranteed healthcare is going to a massive new government program that's not for you. the romney-ryan plan protects medicare benefits for today's seniors and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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redskins park, they're doing monday morning quarterbacking today. rough one for rj 3 this week. >> it wasn't as good as the first pre-season game where he had a great quarterback rating and touchdown pass. the first time offense led by rg3 never found the end zone. they were shut out. the second teamers led by his fellow rookie quarterback kirk cousins almost led them to a
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comeback. >> there's been a steep learning curve but no big surprises just yet. >> i think it's as expected. i don't think it's more difficult than -- i didn't think it would be easy. i didn't think it would be hard either. it's as expected. it's right there in between. there's a fine line between playing with fear and taking bad plays and playing with no fear. >> griffin finally showed that speed we've been hearing so much about in the second quarter. but he also showed that even a rookie with an s on his chest needs a good offensive line. the skins patchwork o-line was missing three starters, resulting in three first half sacks and a fumble. for griffin iii every game has been a learning experience. >> once you stop trying to make a play, that's when you start playing with fear. i'm not going to play with fear and i'll learn that that mistake. to me it's simple to learn from something like that. but not necessarily to say i can come out here, get off balance and work on tucking the ball.
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it's just something that happened in the game. you got to learn from it and move forward. >> the quarterback, everybody wants to dissect every play. but at the end of the day, you put them in different situations, you know, third downs, couple screens, we had called were covered. took a couple sacks on that instead of throwing it away. different things that will help them throughout the season. every time he goes in a game situation, there's going to be constant learning experiences. >> from one rookie quarterback to another, shanahan said after the draft, he spent a fourth round pick on kirk cousins because he was too good to pass up. saturday night, he made shanahan look like a soothe sayer. the starter was looking on. >> you can't discount what kirk went on and did. you can always learn from other quarterbacks, if they're the starter, the backup from another
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team or our team. i thought they did a great job and you can definitely learn from them. >> i said we're working right now. we can sleep on the plane, sleep tomorrow. we're working. i want a good tempo. i wanted the offensive line being the aggressors and woerg down that defense. i felt we were able to do that. i felt the results in the fourth quarter showed that. >> cousins is trying to wrestle the backup quarterback job from rex grossman. his mentality is to treat every opportunity like the super bowl. >> every rep in practice, i'm being evaluated. i'm fighting for a job. they're trying to find the best quarterbacks in the world that are available to come and play. i got to be on top of my job every day. pre-season games are my super bowl. i need to do as well as i can in every one i get a chance to play in. >> kirk cousins and robert griffin iii playing for pre-season game number 3, which
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will be the indianapolis colts and number one pick, andrew luck. at 6:00 an injury on merry weather and a rack poe. are they going to play? we'll tell you that at 6:00. coming up next on news 4 at 5:00, commuters get to weigh in on the question, how much is too much to drive on the dulles toll road. special invitees who were there as first lady michelle obama hosted a dinner at the white house. >> a slew of new scams and they're showing up in your mailbox. mailbox. liz crhe's made his choice. but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood
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and allow employers to deny women access and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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watching the rain right now. some showers and a few thunderstorms. nothing severe though. still making their way across the region. getting closer to the i-95 corridor. coming through portions of frederick county and loudoun county seeing shower activity. also towards prince william county seeing rain smof into your area.
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the heaviest rain in warrenton, close to manassas. west of gaithersburg. in the metro area in the next 57 minutes. we'll continue to watch it for you. yes, could impact the start of the nats game tonight. we'll talk about that in a sec. new details of the beating in the area -- on a porch along north carolina avenue yesterday. news 4 jackie benson is live in the neighborhood with a timeline police are working with. jackie? >> reporter: eight hours, eight hours is a very critical time period in this investigation. now, detectives say that is the amount of time that elapsed from when the 29-year-old was found on a porch in the 700 block of north carolina avenue southeast at 8:30 saturday morning. d.c. police first district commander daniel hicks son addressed whether he was a robbery victim.
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>> we know where the victim was at about 12:30 in the morning. shortly after midnight x we don't know exactly whereabouts between that time of 12:30 and when he was found. some eight hours later. >> now, police do tell us that they are looking into the theory that this may have been robbery. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, there have been an increase in robberies in this area that has neighbors very concerned. reporting live from the eastern market neighborhood, jackie benson, news 4. after spending 12 years in prison, a virginia man is now free. the murder charges against him have been dropped. his name is michael hash. he was sentenced to life for the murder of a 74-year-old woman who was killed in her home in culpeper. hash was 15 at the time. six months ago a judge overturned that conviction because of police and prosecutor misconduct. he was released on bond but
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today the special prosecutor who has been reevaluating the case says there is not enough evidence to charge him or retry him. we now know the identity of the man killed on i-95. in a hit and run over the weekend. virginia state police identify him as 42-year-old clarence austin from the district. austin, they say, had pulled over to the shoulder and was standing next to his car when he was hit. it happened around midnight saturday on northbound i-95 near loreto t. the driver, a 19-year-old. she left the scene. police tracked her down to maryland and she has been charged with dui and felony hit and run. starting today, you can weigh in on the proposed rate increases for the dulles toll road. under the plan, a one-way ride would jump 50 cents next year to $2.75. in 2014, it would be $3.50. by 2015, it will cost you $4.50. the price hike is part of the
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effort to pay for the extension of the metro silver line in dulles in loudoun county. you can find a link to post comments at nbc just search tolls. a citizen's effort to ban all corporate campaign contributions in d.c. elections is getting new life tonight. the board of elections ruled that the group involved didn't collect enough signatures to put the measure on the november 6th ballot. now the group is going to court to overturn that decision. tom sherwood reports. >> the board of elections, found that this is actually a valid voter. >> this group has spent two weeks going over all 30,000 names on its petitions to have corporate contributions banned from all city politic. the d.c. board of elections recently rejected the petition saying the group fell short of 22,000 names needed to qualify for the november 6th ballot. brian weaver, one of the leaders of the effort says the group has
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found thousands of errors with the count conducted by the board of elections. >> maybe one is franklin hayes but instead writes frank hayes. simple mistakes like that with the database. but the other part i think is human error. i think it got lost in the count. >> late monday, they took the findings to d.c. superior court. the petition should be granted a speedy review they said. because the deadline to get printed on the ballot is weeks away. >> we're really going to immediate it before september. september is the second week in september is when the ballots go out. so we have to do this asap. this is the only remedy that the district allows for us to do that. >> the citizens contend all d.c. politicians depend too much on corporate kopt bugss. a move to ban corporate contributions failed in the 12 to 1 vote last winter with only
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one council member, tommy wells voting in favor of the ban. in the district, tom sherwood, news 4. still ahead, a first in the 80-year-old history of the augusta national golf club. >> a marathon swimmer tries to make history of her own. she'll have to deal with sharks and jellyfish along the way. and stay with news 4 for continuing decision 2012 coverage. we'll have live team coverage from the republican national convention next week. aaron gilchrist and julie carey reporting from tampa, florida. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work. this bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls. on july 12th president obama quietly ended the work requirement... gutting welfare reform. one of the most respected newspapers in america called it, "nuts!" saying, "if you want to get more people to work, "you don't loosen the requirements -- you tighten them." mitt romney's plan for a stronger middle class will put work back iwelfare.
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for the first time ever, two woman will don the famous green jackets at the augusta national golf club. former secretary of state condoleeza rice and south
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carolina financier darla moore each accepted invitation toss join the exclusive club this fall. it started when the former club chairman said they would not be pressured to change the all-male membership. the augusta national golf club is home of the masters. they called it the first ever state dinner for kids. more than 50 junior chefs from our area and across the country enjoyed lunch at the white house today with first lady michelle obama. all the guests won a national healthy recipe contest sponsored by the federal government and ep curious. president obama stopped by to congratulate the winners. >> i heard that there was a state dinner going on here. [ laughter ] >> and usually i get invited to the state dinners. so this time i just had to crash. >> right. >> i had to crash the party because i did not want to miss out on all the fun. >> it did look like fun. the winning dishes from our area included fish chowder with
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fruity salad and golden moroccan butternut stew. after a third trip to the hospital in eight months, prince philip is recovering at home. the prince had been in the hospital for several days for a bladder infection. he exchanged lots of handshakes as he walked out of the hospital in aberdeen scotland this morning and headed to balmoral castle to rejoin his wife, queen elizabeth and the family as they take a summer break. he's 91 and he continues a busy schedule of royal events. >> when we come right back on news 4 at 5:00, a major bust of counterfeit shoes and the telltale signs that gave them away as fakes. think twice before you open that. liz crenshaw reports on a number of new scams showing up in your mailbox. i can tell the shoes were fake right away. no, i have no idea. on the radar picture showing rain and thunder showers coming through the area. including the i-95 corridor and about the next half hour to an hour. i'll show you where the storms [ obama ] i'm barack obamaorms and i approve this message.
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warning tonight for the next time you head to the mailbox. new scams are being delivered through the mail and making it into the hands of consumers. >> liz crenshaw is here with three of the most common forms of mail fraud that are plaguing consum consumesers. >> hey liz. >> last year alone the u.s. postal service received 150,000
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complaints involving mail fraud last year. just as one shuts down, another one simply pops up. >> it says we're trying to reach you about your unclaimed reward. >> fran casey of falls church, virginia, is reading a postcard with an enticing promise. >> you have been selected to receive a $100 in a gift rebate good at walmart, target and more. >> who wouldn't want to spend $100 free. casey decided to call the toll-free number on the card. >> i thought that you never know, i have known people who have actually won things. there's always a chance. >> but when the man called michael on the other end of the phone wanted her credit card number, casey smelled a scam. >> and i said, well, michael, i'll tell you what, i would like very much to verify that you are who you say you are. i asked for his social security number. he said he wasn't going to do it. i said, well, i'm not going to give you my credit card number. and he just hung up.
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i just enjoy kind of beating them at their own game. >> casey was smart. but every day consumers are duped by fraudulent mail. >> we're very concerned. >> u.s. postal inspector mcalester said it's a common scam. we brought her our latest ma mailbag of frauds. one promising to lower your debt. it has a seal similar to the irs. this notice states the person owes $49,000. >> unfortunately, these debt resolution companies are going through clearinghouses and getting names of people that might owe debt to the irs. but not only that, then they're combining names and they're just sending out mass mailings. >> the irs is not going to ask you to pay them in order to help you reduce your debt. these people might not have any debt. >> this one is -- i want you to be a mystery shopper. here's a postal money order for
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$975. cash it, send us back the extra. legitimate? >> no. >> don't cash it. >> the best thing to do to tell whether a postal money order is real is to take it to your local post office. you should not be paying a company to be their mystery shopper. that's insane. >> and while inspectors and law enforcement are working to stop consumers were being scammed. >> these people that are running these scams are so intelligent. they're one step ahead. so they've got a new scam ready to go if the first one is shut down. >> for consumers like casey, curious, but cautious. >> i just had a good laugh over it. >> i love her. if you receive a piece of mail that is a scam or feels that way, report it to the postal inspection service. you can find the complaint form on our website, nbc search mail fraud. never wire money to someone you don't know. that is one of the biggest red flags out there. wendy, jim?
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>> good advice. thanks, liz. >> you're welcome. a major counterfeit bust in southern california. agents seize i a shipment of more than 20,000 pairs of shoes. when they saw the distinctive red sole in generic shoeboxes, they took a closer look. another tip they were imposters, they were transported on a cargo ship from china. the real ones are made in italy. >> the tipoff was the goods were coming out of china. they're manifested as footwear. the officers had had to take a closer look and how the shoes are made. >> if you were to buy an original pair of shoes, you wouldn't have a different shade of red on the bottom of the shoes. >> with authentics retailing for thousands of dollars a pair, the counterfeiters stood to make a heft had i have profit. now they face fines for trademark violations. the shoes will be destroyed. stopping patients from using
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cheaper generic drugs. companies have started offering coupons to drastically lower costs. they are already available for popular cholesterol drugs like lipitor and high blood pressure drugs. it makes the brand name drugs cost about the same as the generic. drug manufacturers lose billions of revenue every year because consumers opt to get cheaper generic drug options. here's doug with another check of our lovely weather today. >> most of us have seen a pretty nice day today. a lot of us will get much-needed rainfall. right now out at the airport, taking a look from the airport, some sunshine right now. 80 degrees the current temperature. wind out of the south at 10 miles per hour. where is the rain right now. you can see it with the temperatures, leesburg at 70 degrees. they've seen the rain. dulles at 79. reston at 76. there's that 80 degrees in washington. currently just off to the west of the d.c. area, but lining up right along i-95 westward in
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through frederick county and -- loudoun, fairfax and through fauquier. that continues through to the culpeper region. this is where the heaviest rain is. in through manassas, if you haven't seen the rain yet x you're going to get it. it's going to come down fairly heavily. there's not a lot of thunder and lightning. you may hear thunder out there. that line extending towards culpeper and we're going to continue to see that making its way towards i-95. clifton in about 17 minutes. city of fairfax in 29 minutes. you folks in woodridge and 47 minutes there. that's when it's going to hit the potomac here. as you move to the north, the line continues. to mount airy, into portions of howard county and montgomery county, gaithersburg. in germantown, expect that in the next four minutes. 17 minutes in gaithersburg. elde eldersburg in 26 minutes. clarksburg in -- clarksville seeing a shower. preceding that line. you're already seeing one line. you got another line coming your
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way. as far as the game towards the nats park tonight, along the potomac and the an accost i can't temperatures on the cooler side. you may need -- a light jacket, make maybe a light umbrella. showers to start the game but drying out the west of the evening. i think we'll be okay for the game as it gets under way at 7:05 against the braves tonight. tim hudson pitching for the braves. 89 on friday and i think we're looking at a very nice weekend. 87 saturday, and sunday. 89 on monday. see you at 6:00. come back now. as he strolls on out here. a marathon swimmer tries to make history and performer nicki minaj is in line for a new gig. >> here's what's trending. a lot of buzz about diana nyad swimming from cube to a florida without a shark kanl. she left havana saturday and is in the straits of florida. a storm last night blew her off course temporarily. and some stinging jellyfish
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haven't made huertas being any easier. but conditions have improved today. she's swimming strong. this is her fourth attempt at the historic trip. >> mariah carey may have some company at the judge's table of "american idol." there are some reports that nick nicki minaj will be joining the show. we're told the super bass singer is definitely doing it. idol announced that mariah carey after the exit of steven tyler and jennifer lopez. no official word if randy jackson will stay on with the show. still had ahead, the struggle to regain control of wildfires that have forced hundreds from their homes. we're following the latest developments after a 23-year-old police officer was killed in a violent crash. there's a firestorm after a senate candidate seemed to question whether all rapes are legitimate. le[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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west virginia university is back at number one for top party school knocking off ohio university. list from the is ranked in the 21 times in the times it has had rankings. it has ranked in the lots of peer category. wvu has worked to tone down the party image. for the 15th straight year, brigham young university tops the stone cold sober schools list. it's become one of the most brutal fire seasons in history. evacuation orders issued as new fires pop up in the western
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wildfire zone. nbc's mike taibbi reports from tahoe where one. fires is closing in on two small towns. >> as happens, the shape and movements of idaho's trinity ridge fire has changed. when the occupants of nearly a thousand homes and buildings were given evacuation orders, some x like cafe owner cindy and pat christian son feared the worse and vowed to stay until the very last minute. >> i see fire over the hill, i'm going to stay. >> this is a big investment for us. this is our retirement. >> but the fire stalled two miles away. leaving incident commander rich harvey no choice but to wait before attacking the fire head on. >> it's frustrating. that's where we're at with this fire today. >> while featherville's moment of truth is delayed, the fire has spread to the west, northwest now within ten miles of idaho city. >> the weather sets the pace. often a two-sided storm.
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predicted thunderstorms that could dump needed moisture, but it means lightning. >> it could spark fires. >> there are similar stories across the western wildfire zone. 35 dangerous fires now burning in ten western states in a brutal season that's already seen 6.7 million acres consumed by flames. so this is the strategy of choice. limit the fuel near threatened homes and then set strategic smaller fires, called back burns, to be sucked in by the approaching big fire but to do it at just the right time. >> they do it too early, the fire is liable to burn in the wrong direction. >> it's worked before? >> it has many times. >> new fires are causing havoc, the ponderosa fire in northern california destroyed seven homes and threatens 3,000 more. even when the fire is on the way to being controlled, the fox den fire in utah, those whose homes are threatened feel a similar
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helplessness. >> don't have rental insurance or fire insurance, i'm like, this is not good. >> that was mike taibbi reporting. now at 6:00 tonight, a police officer killed in a pursuit. >> a bus, a house, a very big hole. a crash may raise new questions about the safety of ride-on buses. >> a republican running for a senate seat questioned if all rapes are in his words legitimate. >> a police comes to a deadly end. now the force is mourning the loss of a young officer. >> good evening, i'm wendy rieger sitting in for doreen. >> we begin with a story that continues to develop. it's in prince george's county. a 23-year-old police officer with prince george's county force was killed today during a chase. it happened about 12:30 this afternoon near powder mill road and i-95 in the beltsville area. a second officer in the cruiser survived the crash. chris gordon joins us now at the


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