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registered sex offender putting body piercings on teenage girls. we begin with major developments in the mass soot shooting at the navy yard. >> the firm that gunman alexis worked for has been fired by hewlett-packard. jim handly has some of the strong statements coming from that company tonight. >> that firm, the experts, terminated by hp tonight over its "failure to respond appropriately to the navy yard shooter's mental health issues." a florida firm subcontracted by hp, aaron alexis worked for them on a job to refresh and replace computers at the washington navy yard. nbc news obtained a letter from hp to the ceo of the experts. it says in part, hp has lost all confidence in the experts
ability to meet its contractual obligations and serve hp as a subcontractor. last week, the experts said alexis passed two background checks done by the firm usis. that firm is under investigation for fast tracking paperwork on some background checks. tonight a spokesman for the experts says they're -- hp had its own site manager who supervised alexis. that manager reportedly was with alexis during an incident up in rhode island when he thought voices were coming through the walls of his hotel room. from the live desk, i'm jim handly. thanks, jim. tonight in northwest d.c. there was a focus on healing in the aftermath of the navy yard shooting. mayor vincent gray was among those who spoke at a prayer service tonight at mt. caramel baptist church. darcy spencer has more on that and new information released by
the fbi. >> reporter: jim the fbi released chilling photos of that gunman. you can see one of them right here. he's standing here in a hallway holding a shotgun. one man told me it was these images that brought him to the prayer service tonight. >> it was a service that drew people from different faiths coming together to remember the lives lost in the navy yard mass shooting. >> washington, d.c., although we're strong, we too grieve needless violence. >> the vigil comes on the same day that disturbing images of shooter aaron alexis were released showing him walking the halls of building 197 with shotgun in hand and close-up images of the gun he used to kill so many innocent people. >> it's frightful. once again, your heart goes out to the people who were -- who became sacrificed as a result of
this. >> federal investigators say alexis was driven to kill by delusions that he was under the control of electromagnetic waves. the shooting that claimed 12 lives has renewed calls for more gun control. >> i'm embarrassed as a citizen of this country that we cannot do more. >> at the vigil held at mt. carmel baptist church in northwest washington, there was hope for healing. maurice johnson says it was these haunting pictures of the gunman that inspired him to a ten. >> it's really sad. in my hearty had to do something. i was sitting home. i decided to put my jacket on and be a part of the service. >> reporter: mayor vincent gray also talked about the need for additional gun control. he said how long are we as a civilized nation going to continue to put up with this before action is taken? >> reporting live from northwest washington, darcy spencer, news 4. we're watching a developing story near chicago tonight. one person killed, one severely
burned after a small plane crashed in the suburb of bolingbrook. police say the plane was on its way to a small airport when it went into a tree and hit a light pole, then crashed into several vehicles and a bank parking lot. both of the victims were on that plane. nobody on the ground was injured. tonight federal investigators are headed to that scene. a lot on the line in a very -- for virginia governor. the candidates, terry mcauliffe and cuccinelli went head to head on nbc4 tonight. the candidates criticized each other for personal attacks in campaign ads. cuccinelli touted his experience in state government and mcauliffe called himself a consensus builder. as david culver reports, both candidates talked a lot about their -- >> the debate tone, like most of the ads you've heard. hard hitting and at times accusatory. >> i'm the only candidate in this race who won't need
on-the-job training. >> my opponent has spent most of his career in a social ideological agenda. >> bob mcdonnell -- attorney general ken cuccinelli explained his position to johnny williams. >> why were you willing to accept the gifts? >> ironically, i met mr. williams through the governor. i did give the $18,000 to a charity. >> democrat terry mcauliffe faced questions over releasing his tax returns. >> i've gone beyond what the last governors have done when governor kaine, governor warner and governor mcdonnell ran. >> i released eight years of my tax returns to the media. he won't release any. >> then the issue of gun control. the first, have you changed your mind about an assault weapons ban and secondly, how big a priority would you make it as governor to change virginia's gun laws? >> i haven't changed my mind. i have called for universal background checks. >> i'm running against the only f-rated candidate from the nra. cuccinelli's gun control,
focused on treating mental illness. >> then gay rights. >> he has referred to them as soulless and self-destructive human beings. >> he would sign a bill supporting equality. >> that's it's not in the form of a bill, it never comes to the governor. i do believe that the institution of marriage should remain between one man and one woman. >> now, these two candidates will square off one more time before virginians go to the polls to make their choice for governor. that will happen november 5th. election day. reporting from virginia, david culver, news 4. we spoke to libertarian candidate robert sahr advice after the debate. he said all the opponents did was recite talking points. a recent marist poll shows him with 8% of support among likely voters in the commonwealth. we have a full transcript posted
on nbcwashington.com. some video just in to news 4. a diplomat in the hospital after getting hit by a car in northwest d.c. it happened about 9:30 tonight at 36th and garfield streets. secret service police are investigating. they say the diplomat was on a bicycle at the time. the driver of the car that hit him stayed on the scene. we don't know yet how badly that man was injured. >> a new design proposal on the table for a casino and hotel at national harbor. mgm revealed the $800 million design today. in creating the one million square foot casino and hotel. >> mgm is competing with other hotels to build. the state hopes to choose a winning design by the end of the year. tonight, a lesbian couple in maine, has a former president's
signature on their marriage license. the "washington post" reports that former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara served as witnesses for the couple on saturday. one of the brides posted this photo on facebook of mr. bush signing the license. newlyweds, bonnie and helen are co-owners of the general store in ken boek, maine. we're long time friends of the bush family. the u.s. state department renewed a worldwide travel alert after the mass shooting at a shopping mall in kenya. the state department says there's no specific threat but there is mounting intelligence that terrorist groups may be planning attacks against western targets. americans are warned to remain vigilant in public places both here and abroad. sources tell news 4 that mayor vincent gray has chosen april new chief financial officer for the district. tom shell road was first to report the selection of jeff dewitt, now the cfo of phoenix,
arizona. dewitt, if confirmed by the council would replace the person serving there for 13 years now. the independent cfo plays a critical role in city affairs. the office oversees the spending of the $11 billion budget in d.c. inside an underground operation run by a registered sex offender. >> parents contacted us looking for help while the city says it can't do anything. the iteam investigation coming up next. what's ahead in weather, veronica? >> since late evening, clouds have been moving in. in a couple of minutes, i'll tell you what impact this cloud
an undercover investigation exposing safety and health risks for teenagers in the d.c. area. worried parents called the iteam about what's happening in the basement of a house and the man behind it. >> the city says it can't do anything about it right now but as we report, what we exposed has one councilman calling for immediate action. >> day after day, the news 4 iteam watches as teenagers make their way to warner street in northwest headed in and out of this house with the red door. mounted security cameras see who is knocking but our undercover cameras are rolling too, to find out why parents are so upset about what's happening in this basement. >> right way we meet kenneth
rucker. a registered sex offender convicted of child sexual abuse involving a 15-year-old stranger. >> i want that one and i want that one. we find a room full of young women lined up in a hallway waiting to get piercings from rucker. he advertises on instagram even though he doesn't have a business license. one gets her tongue pierced. >> another the cartilage of her ear. this girl gets a smiley piercing the skin between her upper lip and gum. >> and this girl, her bellybutton. at bargain basement prices. $10 to $15. there's no sink in sight for washing hands. he does change gloves in between piercings and wipes the equipment with a liquid. >> i wouldn't want to take the chance, the risk of going to someone like that. >> it's a far cry from what you'll see at painful pleasures in hanover, maryland.
a piercer is expected to work in a sterile environment. >> a piercing shop with certified artists that looks more like a doctor's office. >> washing your hands and putting gloves on, using sterile needles. one-time use only and disposing of them properly. >> they also have an autoclave machine to sterilize instruments and jewelry. >> it's absolutely important to make sure they're of legal age. >> back inside the house on this street, rucker never asks anyone their age. >> how old are you? >> 17. >> as part of his release, he's not to be around minors. one parent said her 14-year-old daughter got her nipple pierced in this house. by the same guy who had sex with a 15-year-old girl after getting her intoxicated. >> in d.c., it is illegal to perform any body art on a person under 18. except for ear piercings under new legislation passed in 2012. almost a year later, the news 4
iteam found no one is checking. the city is still months away from issuing body artist licenses and after we started asking questions, the department of health finally announced proposed rules and regulations for shops. >> obviously have a problem here. serious problem that cries out for action. >> we showed councilman jim graham what we uncovered at this house. >> the agency should examine the rules and determine what is it that can be put into effect immediately that would be directly relevant to a situation such as this. >> the health department would not go on camera but told us in an e-mail, underground tattoo and body piercings pose a variety of health risks, including hepatitis b and c and hiv/aids and in extreme cases death. while the department works to comprehend hence hen civilly regulate, they urge people to get them from shops operating with a district business license. rucker didn't answer the door. but we did get him on the phone where he first denied operating
any kind of business. >> if you're not operating a business, i'm trying to figure out how we have video of you doing piercings. >> that's when he admitted he's not supposed to be around minors. hours later, this picture popped up on his instagram account reading closed for renovations. must be 18 with i.d. in northwest, tisch a thompson, news 4 iteam. a spokesperson for the d.c. police says the agency is investigating any possible parole violation regarding rucker. the story came to us because of a tip. if you have something for the iteam to investigate, call 202-885-4444. or you can e-mail tips@news 4 i team.com. veronica has a look at the weather forecast. boy, we've been on a roll lately, haven't we? >> just keeps going, right? tomorrow morning, it's not going to be as pretty our sunrise.
we've got some clouds across the area. in fact, there could be a little bit of fog in some neighborhoods early tomorrow morning. i'll show you where in a couple of minutes. let's take a look outside. we again have a mostly overcast sky right now. temperatures not too bad. on saturday light and radar, i've been watching this cloud cover move in. it's not producing any rain here but off to the west and down to the south it is. the other thing i'm seeing from the cloud cover is a little bit in the way of some breaks from loudoun county to northern fauquier county. this is the area that could see even more breaks by early tomorrow morning. into prince william county and to areas around stafford county. those are the locations that favor the fog for early tomorrow morning. so areas like marshall, remington and toward heart wood, as well as stafford, you could see fog early tomorrow morning. we're at 65 degrees under a mostly cloudy sky. by 7:00 a.m., mostly cloudy and again fog mainly south and west
of d.c. 58 degrees is where we're going to be at 7:00 a.m. that puts us about 4 to 6 degrees higher than this morning. we should hit the mid-60s by 9:00 a.m. the radar is scanning the area, not picking up any rain whatsoever. throughout the day tomorrow, we'll see the clouds erode, make their way out of here. we're back to sunshine. in fact, we'll see sunshine by early afternoon tomorrow. we'll be another warm day for us. the upper 70s today. tomorrow the same. by late tomorrow night, mostly clear and then friday, yet another gorgeous day across the area. partly sunny with highs in the mid-70s. good weather next two here for the high school football games taking place. temperatures early tomorrow morning, 48 in damascus, wheaton, springfield, ashburn. you'll be starting out at 46 degrees tomorrow morning. anacostia at 58. riverside, up to the south and east, you'll be starting out in
the low 50s tomorrow. 69 degrees, close to 70 by late morning. again, lots of sunshine on tap for us again tomorrow. so hitting 77. bethesda, alexandria, burke to right in d.c. another pleasant day for us. let's take a look at the seven-day forecast for tomorrow. again, another mild day for us. seasonably mild. a high on friday 75 degrees. so just a little cooler. then warmth for the weekend. and quiet weather for the weekend. much better than this past weekend. it just rained and poured last saturday. it was ugly. >> this one sounds pretty good. >> it is. >> thanks, veronica. why rg3 may be calling bryce harper for advice. also, we're going to tell also, we're going to tell you
i was honored to serve as governor of virginia. we brought folks together in richmond to focus on creating jobs and getting results. that's the virginia way. and that's why i'm backing terry mcauliffe for governor. terry won't let ideological battles get in the way of making progress. terry will work with democrats, republicans, and independents to create jobs and move virginia forward. it's important for virginia that we elect terry mcauliffe as our governor. i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad.
this is the xfinity sports desk. your home for the most live sports. so i just asked jason what's he leading the sports report with. he as much as said, duh! >> what else? >> we haven't met our rg3 quota for the week. so robert griffin iii again. >> let's run it. >> robert griffin iii does a lot of things very well on the football field. but sliding isn't one of them. on sunday, griffin fumbled the ball on a very important drive after diving headfirst against the lions. sliding, it sounds simple. but it's something griffin knows he can work on. >> i'm not a great slider. should i say? i know how to slide. i don't know how to baseball slide. i think that's what they're talking about. this is more of an emphasis on
sliding feetfirst. >> would you ask one of the nationals to help you baseball slide? would you consider that or is that a wacky idea? >> if bryce wants to do that, i'm up for that. bryce, yeah, we can do that if you want to, buddy. >> now, on sunday, the baseball season is over for the nationals. they're not making the playoffs. >> he's got some time on his hands. >> let's stick with baseball. the nats are eliminated from the post-season. they're doing great things. the organization, away from the diamond. the team is auctioning autographed game used jerseys to raise money for the families of the navy yard victims. the auction closes tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. head over to national.com/auction to place your bid. bryce harper and the boys trying to avoid being swept by the cardinals this afternoon. the nats were almost no hit last night. harper made sure that wasn't the case today. with two on, he drives in a run. denard span, he comes in.
the nats lead 1-0. on the mound, jordan zimmerman going for 20 wins on the season but he falls a little short. bottom of the fourth, yadier molina breaks a 1-1 tie. a two-run single for the cards catcher. nats fall 4-1. also in baltimore, the orioles pick up one over toronto, 9-5. in atlanta, braves and brewers. this is carlos gomez at the plate. he admires his home run a little bit too much. we've seen this before with the braves. they take issue with this. it happened against the nationals and against the marlins. now it's again tonight. gomez comes home, catcher brian mccann won't let him touch the plate. gets in his face. the benches clear. you know what's next. freddie freeman and gerald laird of the braves were ejected. they win 4-0. finally tonight, guys, check it out. members of the men's swimming and diving team from the naval
academy taking this picture in the pool replicating the famous raising the flag in iwo jima, world war i. their season begins thursday. this photo making the rounds all over twitter and social media. >> pretty cool. >> took them two takes to get that done. >> that's a lot of holding your breath. >> only two. >> divers. >> i hope it's not like the directors around here. that was great guys. that
up in canada, they have a new invention patrolling a park up there. it looks like a cross between a remote controlled toy and a monster from where the wild things are or something like that. these birds are about to find out, this is not fun and games. it's called the goose-nator. it's used to shoe away geese. they can be awfully nasty and messy. the inventor says it's good on grass, water, ice and snow. he also claims it's a lot better than a dog for chasing geese away because you don't have to feed it. and dogs can be messy too, by the way. >> can they ever. >> just keep the battery charged and then you want to work on your steering shields. that's cool. >> i need one for the deer that eat all my plants. >> maybe it would scare the deer. >> a large version of it. >> in the rut. >> going to attack it. >> tell us again how nice it's going to be.
we brought folks together in richmond to focus on creating jobs and getting results. that's the virginia way. and that's why i'm backing terry mcauliffe for governor. terry won't let ideological battles get in the way of making progress. terry will work with democrats, republicans, and independents to create jobs and move virginia forward. it's important for virginia that we elect terry mcauliffe as our governor. i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad.
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jay: hi, everybody! welcome to "the tonight show." nice to have you all. any -- [ cheers and applause ] any nfl fans here tonight? yeah, yeah. well, listen to this. quarterback eli manning of the new york giants got some great news today. the nfl announced that during