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response, but they are still on scene. you want to be aware of that as you make your commute this morning. now if you're taking the rails, i'll have your commute in exactly ten minutes. aaron, over to you. danella, thank you. it is 5:01. still a lot of questions this morning about the chaos on capitol hill. investigators are still trying to piece together all the details about the woman behind the wheel during a frantic high-speed chase through d.c.'s streets. police say she tried to hit a barricade near the white house leading police to a chase up to capitol hill that sparked a lockdown there and then a deadly shooting. news 4's megan mcgrath is on capitol hill for us this morning with the latest. meg megan? >> reporter: well, aaron, police at this point basically finished collecting the physical evidence in this case and so they've been able to reopen all of the roads that were closed except for one exception, what you see behind me here. this is the 100 block of constitution avenue in northwest. we still have the eastbound lanes closed this morning. you can see the officer there in the middle of the street.
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now this all started at one of the outer perfect i am it ter security checkpoints at the white house at 15th and "e." police say 34 ye-year-old miria carey hit a security barrier and then struck a secret service officer with her car. that officer tally going up on onto the hood of her car. she then sped off leading police on a chase that hit 80 miles an hour through the streets of washington. her 1-year-old child was inside the car as all of this was unfolding. at one point carey's car was cornered by police. take a look at this video shot by alhurra-tv. they happened to be in the area as all of this was occurring. they approached the car. police, guns drawn, they surrounded the car. carey, though, slammed into reverse, hit a cruiser and then made her escape. shots were fired, several shots fired by law enforcement at that point. she sped away, ultimately she
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crashed into the 100 block of maryland avenue this northeast. more shots were fired and carey died as a result of her wounds. now the child that was in the car, her daughter, was taken to an area hospital for observation basically. we're told that she has no serious injuries and is expected to be okay. exactly what was the motive behind all of this? those are a lot of questions surrounding that and certainly a big part of the investigation today. reporting live on capitol hill, megan mcgrath, news 4. aaron, back to you. >> megan, thank you. take a look at another piece of dramatic video from the moments after police started firing shots on capitol hill. someone sent us this cell phone video of officers ordering visitors and tourists near the capitol to hit the ground. a witness told mae that yesterday. it triggered a lot of confusion there and forced lawmakers debating inside the capitol building to shelter in place. right now the search is on at miriam carey's stamford, connecticut, apartment. the fbi and police are looking for any clues as to what led to the shooting on capitol hill. news 4's molette green is at the live desk now with more.
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molet molette? eun, that's right. happening today the search for a motive in yesterday's capitol chase sent authorities to miriam carey's condo complex in stamfo stamford, connecticut. the property manager says there was an extensive investigation by multiple agencies. the building was evacuated and the bomb squad and a hazmat team on standby at that building where carey lived. neighbors stunned by it all. >> oh, my god, it's just like crazy. you know, to see all of this. >> a little bit of everything. it's sadness, i think, first and foremost, for her, for her child. >> authorities also spoke with carey's relatives in new york. again, looking for a motive as to what led her on this wild chase. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. >> molette, thank you. 5:05 now. the investigation into the capitol chaos is just getting started. stay with news 4 for the latest, we also have dramatic photos, videos, and the latest details
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anytime at 5:05 now. we've learned that the government shutdown is forcing the white house to cancel president obama's entire trip to asia. he was scheduled to attend two economic summits next week in indonesia and brunei. secretary of state john kerry will now attend in his place. earlier this week the white house announced the president would not make stops in malaysia and the philippines during the trip n. a statement the administration placed the blame squarely on republicans for that cancellation. the now four-day-long shutdown is about to hit federal workers even harder. today is the last day that furloughed employees will receive a paycheck. student loan assistance for federal workers is also stopping and we've learned the house will vote as soon as today on a measure to approve back pay for those furloughed. they wouldn't receive that money until after the shutdown is over. and the labor department will not release its monthly jobs report today. it is an important economic indicator. he put his life in harm's way during the chaos on capitol
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hill. coming up, what we're learning about this officer's condition after this frightening accident and a special thanks he received from the senate majority leader. also ahead, how the government shutdown is making the race for governor of virginia an even nastier fight. s it is a mild and muggy friday morning. patchy fog in the rural areas. temperatures around the metro area are in the low to mid-60s. area are in the low to mid-60s.
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february, 2013. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell... ken cuccinelli joins tea party republicans to block the plan. but terry mcauliffe believes it's time to break through the gridlock in richmond. mcauliffe presses democrats to support the bill.
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and the bill passes. terry mcauliffe. putting virginia first. "i'm terry mcauliffe, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad."
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welcome back. it's 5:09. the government shutdown you is affecting an agency weigh saw a lot of yesterday. capitol police officers could face delayed pay even after an officer was hurt after this bad crash on capitol hill stemming interest yesterday's shooting and chase. now the officers who protect congress may get delayed paychecks even though they're still on the job. they will receive the money they earned during this time but not until the shutdown ends. candidates accusing each oth other. >> i would have taken them right to the brink. i would go right over the brink. >> because washington politicians fail to come together to find solutions and terry mcauliffe deserves part of the blame. >> now that second part you just heard there was a radio ad for ken cuccinelli. terry mcauliffe refuses to work with republicans to find solutions to political issues.
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mcauliffe's campaign is running its own tv ad which links cuccinelli to texas senator ted cruz who has been a key figure in the shutdown. it is just about 5:11. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> 67 degrees outside our studios. tom kierein is here with your forecast. a little light fog in the metro area. that's a live view from the nbc 4 city camera on this friday morning. some patchy, dense fog, in the rural areas. watch out for deer. i saw a deer darting across 270 this morning. watch out for students at bus stops, too. much of it should be gone by mid morning. by then near 70 degrees. by noontime the low 80s we should be hitting the upper 80s by midafternoon. if you're going out this friday night, partly cloudy. we'll be in the 70s through the evening. a look at your weekend into next week. our chances for are rain coming in ten minutes. how is traffic, danella? pretty much for folks traveling in maryland and d.c. no accidents it to report there.
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in virginia a couple of little things to look out for, southbound gw parkway at spout run parkway, emergency crews are en route to a report of an accident in the southbound lanes there. over to 66 if you're trying 0 to get to 66 heading eastbound, the ramp from the inner loop of the beltway, luckily that is clear. aaron and eun? danella, thank you. the government shutdown taking its toll on our nation's military academies, the impact the cutbacks are having on cadets and midshipmen. the precautions gulf states are taking as tropical storm karen moves closer to the u.s.
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with that. >> reporter: there's not a lot of optimism here. the government remains partially shut down. a lot of the roadblocks are still in place at the national mall but perhaps those 800,000 furloughed workers do have some reason to be hopeful because the house will be talking about back pay for them once the shutdown is lifted. now this is getting some bipartisan support in the house, maryland's steny hoyer, a democrat, as well as virginia democrat jim moran are in support. republican from virginia frank wolf also supporting this. so once the shutdown is lifted, perhaps these furloughed workers will be able to recoop some of the money they are expecting to lose. paychecks stop going it out tomorrow. the house will be talking about their many funding plans, things like the national institutes of health, those kinds of things lifting the shutdown step-by-step. that's not going too far beyond the house approval, however. still deadlocked between republicans and democrats, president obama said he's not
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going to budge on his health care law that went into effect this week. john boehner says there has to be some negotiations on that in order to move the conversation forward to lift the shutdown. now later today lawmakers will be talk iing about whether or n they're going to come and work during the weekend, over the weekend. we're expecting to find out more about that later today. we'll keep you posted. richard jordan, news 4. this government shutdown will no longer shut down the prosecution of immigration and drug smuggling cases. the top federal prosecutor in san diego says those cases will continue today. the justice department has agreed to restore the staff needed for those cases. this will give you a sense of the impact the government shutdown is having on our service academies. the naval academy says it's canceled about 20% of its classeses because civilian faculty members were teaching them and those civilians are furloughed. faculty members are picking up those classes but they can't cover everything.
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at west point the and the air force academy have canceled classes. talk about a replacement here, the national cathedral wants to help couples who had to cancel their weddings because of the shutdown. they are invited to tie the knot at the bishop's garden. she says the ceremonies would be free as well. at least two dozen couples had to postpone their weddings which were supposed to take place at sites along the national mall. we've been on top of the shutdown for four days now. we'll follow every twist and turn as long as it lasts. you can get updates on how the standoff is affecting you. just go to 5:17 now. this morning one of the officers hurt during the chaos is out of the hospital after he crashed his krauzer into a barrier. the u.s. capitol officer, a 23-year veteran of the force, slammed into security barriers that were rising near first street and constitution avenue half a mile from where the suspect's car crashed. that officer is waking up at home after being released from
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medstar washington hospital center. weigh don't know that officer's name yet but he spoke to one of the many people he protects, senator harry reid, once a u.s. capitol police officer himself. >> he's hurt but he said -- i'm paraphrasing but not much -- he said i work every day to make sure you're safe. >> d.c. police say secret service officer was also hurt. we have not heard how badly that person is injured. >> a report of gunfire on capitol hill. >> that is the alarm that rang out inside the u.s. capitol moments after shots were fired. the capitol was put on lockdown for about an hour. all roads surrounding the capitol were shut down. tourists were also told to leave the area. new this morning, news of an important yet relatively unknown member of nine former presidential administrations has tied. the president's appointments secretary. her route to d.c. in 1940 as a stenographer for the agriculture
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department. she quickly found her place at the white house under president harry truman. she worked for nine presidents to to follow retiring during the george bush sr. administration. she died from a heart attack on september 18. hollers was 95 years old. arriving in a helicopter and surrounded by cheering followers, pope francis visiting the tomb of his namesake st. francis of assisi today. after a brief prayer service the pope will spend time with poor, sick, and disabled people. he wished the catholic church was more inclusive. a check of the forecast and a look at the roads. >> tom kierein is in the storm team 4 weather center with the latest on a little fog out there. tom? >> we do. watch out many of the rural roads got some fog. we're getting this time of the year deer collision season. watch out for deer lurking in the fog. watch out for students waiting
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for buses, too, and the patchy fog we have is getting under a quarter mile visibility. now reports coming in around the shenandoah valley and the blue rippling out in the mountains as well as around the chesapeake bay, the lower parts of the eastern shore getting patchy, dense fog there. temperatures now around the region are generally in the mid-60s right around the bay. much of southern maryland in the mid-60s and rather steamy. it's gotten a little more humid overnight. now in our northern and western suburbs, most locations upper 50s to near 60 degrees. mid-50s to upper 50s in the shenandoah valley and the mountains where that fog is going to be lingering perhaps until about 8:00, 9:00 this morning. after that the sunshine takes over. we will rapidly warm up. should be hitting mid and upper 80s around the metro area by midafternoon. the rural areas, highs around the low 80s this afternoon and partly cloudy. then for this friday evening it
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will gradually cool down into the 70s through this friday evening. a lot of high school football games tonight. it is going to be uncomfortably warm for that. and high school and college games on saturday will be hot. temperatures in the upper 80s by midafternoon but should be pleasant in the morning. mid-60s starting on saturday morning and saturday night back down into the 70s through the evening and by dawn sunday into the 60s. increasing clouds on sunday and another unusually warm day with highs reaching the mid-80s. now we may get some rains from tropical storm karen. the remnants will be a depression. that will be moving in by the time it gets here a depression by monday. maybe some of those tropical showers rolling through our region and we might get a lingering shower from karen on tuesday. a live report on karen from the gulf coast coming up here shortly. and then as we get into midweek next week we'll have cooler weather moving in. finally october acting like an you a testimony month. highs reaching near 70 on
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wednesday and thursday. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. how is traffic now, danella? .co tom, for folks traveling maryland, not the seeing anything to warn you about anywhere in maryland. traveling in the district, heads up. if you're making the commute along constitution avenue, still seeing the eastbound lane between first and second blocked by police activity in the area. all other streets around the capital, they're open. traveling in virginia very light volume facing you but still looking out for the earlier crash along route 50 westbound. so john hanson highway you will be forced off at route 28. follow police direction. give you a live look, again, if you're traveling eastbound, your eastbound lanes are blocked and it looks possibly like that road is clearing and possibly reopening. these cars weren't here earlier. i'm going to make a call out to police in the area and give you another update in ten minutes. aaron and eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. coming up on 5:23, one of the motorcyclists involved in this headline making attack is
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expected to turn himself in today. the 37-year-old with the silver helmet has been in contact with law enforcement in new york, i believe this is. yes, in manhattan. detectives say friends and family urging him to come forward as police have already identified him. officials are withholding the name, though, until he is officially charged. police there in new york have identified the man through a tip from their crime hotline that led them to compare the man's previous mug shots to pictures from the attack. montana residents are waking up to a very snowy scene. take a look for yourself. really pretty, though. 10 inches of snow blanketed the western parts of the state over the last 24 hours as a winter advisory stretched all the way from the great plains through the rockies. the dog seals to be having fun, enjoying him seven out there, though. the snow knocked out power to hundreds of homes but crews were able to restore most of it within hours. tonight temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s
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refreezing anything that will have melted throughout the day. >> i think the dog looked like, snow this early? >> having fun. the threat of tropical storm karen has now had some government workers on alert. fema is recalling some employees who were furloughed earlier this week due to the shutdown. those workers are returning to fema headquarters here in washington and the offices along the gulf. they'll help with plans to save lives and property as the tropical storm gets closer to land. 5:24 our time right now. the approaching storm has much of the gulf coast preparing for major damage. jay gray is live in pensacola beach, florida. how are conditions there now? >> reporter: we've seen a bit of spitting rain. if this storm stays on its current path, could begin to really slap the gulf coast some time later today. the potential strike point right here, pensacola beach near this area but, of course, there's
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still a wide cone of uncertainty so we're not sure exactly where this storm will make landfall. when it does, it will be near hurricane strength. right now gusting at 65 miles an hour and it is predicted it to grow just a bit before of weakening before it makes landfall. that should happen some time late saturday into early sunday morning and as you talk about from louisiana through the florida panhandle, there are hundreds of thousands watching where this storm might go, watching to see the intensity of it. but not waiting. everyone preparing and getting ready for what is the first storm of the hurricane season to make its way into the gulf. aaron, a lot of people tense. a lot of people watching. today is the day to work, officials say, to do what you need to do to get your evacuation plan in place and then to move if that's what you choose to do. >> jay gray live for us in pensacola beach, florida. the search for answers continues this hour after the
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chaos at the capitol. you are looking live at the crime scene right now where you can see police are working this morning. what we're learning about the investigation and the woman who led police on the chase. also ahead, the offer a local university is making to hundreds of thousands of local federal employees off the job. another pleasant start to your morning. the warm weather we've been enjoying the last week last into the weekend?
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at the 5:29 we are 78 hours into what could be an extended government shutdown. the house will get back to work at 10:00, the senate at 10:30. their plans seem like deja vu all over again the past three days here. the house says they plan to pass more mini bills today but one to approve back pay for furloughed workers may be the first to actually earn some bipartisan support. we learned overnight that the shutdown is completely canceling president obama's trip to asia set to begin next week and the debate is now beginning to merge with the fight over the debt ceiling which will reach its limit in about two weeks now. house speaker john boehner says, however, that he will not let the nation default on its debt. a live look along constitution avenue in northwest where right now things are reopening. more than 12 hours after an intense chase and deadly shooting. megan mcgrath is on the scene gathering information about what things are like there now. she will join us in a moment.
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first track iing your weeke forecast. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here. and it's gotten a little more humid. as a result we have some patchy, dense fog around much of the region this morning. watch out for that dense fog around the virginia piedmont, the blue ridge, and parts of the shenandoah valley and into the mountainses where some have visibilities reduced to under a quarter of a mile. watch out for deer now they're getting active lurking in the fog and closer to washington we have a little bit of light fog around much of the metro area. temperatures in the low 60s and our nearby suburbs, low to mid-60s right in washington and by the chesapeake bay and we'll have the fog lingering for another couple of hours. by 8:00 a.m. it should be near 70. by 10:00, the mid-70s. by noontime temperatures into the low 80s. our sun rise is at 7:07. hometown forecast germantown, northern montgomery county there
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by noontime around 80 degrees. a look at the afternoon heat is coming in ten minutes. how is our traffic this morning, danella? good morning, tom of the it is looking a lot better. first, let's head out and take a closer look at southbound gw parkway, spout run parkway, still seeing the report of an accident in your left shoulder lane. the good news gw parkway, i'm not seeing any delays at all so that's good. looks like that accident is in the shoulder. the other good news. earlier accident for folks traveling eastbound route 50 at 28. it's now clear. folks are getting by. no delays at all. that's good it news. no accidents to report for you guys. also looking good are the rails. if you take metro, marc, or vre, no reports of any delays. they're running on or close to schedule. that's good news. eun, over to you. 5:3 it is your time now. new developments in the chaos on capitol hill. right now investigators are trying to figure out what led to
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a high-speed chase and police shooting that had capitol hill on lockdown. police say women tried to hit a barricade near the white house leading police on a chase up to capitol hill where things would come to a violent end. news 4's megan mcgrath is on capitol hill with the latest. meg megan? >> reporter: well, eun, this was a pretty wild chase and ultimately ended in the death of the driver and at times hit speeds of 80 miles an hour through the streets of washington. if you can imagine that in the middle of the day. a little after 2:00 when the events began to unfold, so there were plenty of people around, folks up here on capitol hill. tourists in the area were able to capture these images. you can see people hitting the deck when they hear gunfire and the chaos that was ensuing as this chase progressed through the streets of washington. now it all started at one of the outer perimeter security checkpoints at the white house at 15th and e.
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police say 34-year-old miriam carey hit the security barrier and then struck a secret service officer, actually forcing him to roll up on the hood of her car. she then sped off leading police on a chase that at one point hit high speeds, 80 miles an hour, if you can imagine that, through the streets. in the car with her at the time was her 1-year-old daughter. now at one point carey's car was cornered by police on the west side of u.s. capitol. take a look at the video shot by alhurr alhurra-tv. they happened to be in the area. carey slammed into reverse, hit a cruiser and made her escape. you can hear several gunshots fired by law enforcement. she sped away, went down the road a little ways, a few blocks down the road. more gunshots fired and ultimately carey crashed the car in the 100 block of maryland avenue in northeast. now carey died as a result of her wounds. her daughter, the 1-year-old daughter in the car with her, was taken to an area hospital
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for observation. we are told her injuries are not serious, not life threatening. she is expected to be okay. police at this point pretty much wrapped up the collection of the physical evidence in this case. the road closures are pretty much over. just one to talk about, the 100 block of constitution avenue eastbound still closed. that's it at this point. lots of unanswered questions about the motives. reporting live from capitol hill, megan mcgrath, news 4. 5:34 now. this morning we're learning more about miriam carey's state of mind. her mother said she suffered from postpartum depression. she says her daughter was not dangerous and she doesn't know why she was in d.c. we're also hearing from carey's former employer, dr. barry weiss. he says carey was his dental hygienist for about a year. he says carey was withdrawn and kept to herself. >> she is somebody that kind of came in, did the job and left. the rest of the office was, you know, kind of a family feel to
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it and then she was on the outside. she chose to put herself on the outside. >> dr. weiss says carey was fired last year. he cite d her temper but would not go into detail. the chase that happened on capitol hill and put it on lockdown, head to anytime to see dramatic video and photos as  well as the latest on the investigation. 5:35 now. if you are a furloughed worker looking for something to do during the shutdown, georgetown university is offering to keep you busy. the school of continuing studies is offering six free courseses to those out of work. they deal with everything from management skills to health care and social media. each class lasts between one and four days and will be taught at the downtown campus on massachusetts avenue. only 100 workers can take part, though. we have all the information on how to register on our "news 4 today" facebook page. millions of mothers may have to find a new way to feed their babies if the government shutdown drags on. the federally funded women,
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infant and children program known as wic, may run out of money. states say they only have enough money to keep the program running through october. about 9 million could be affect ed if the program runs out of money. the government shutdown taking its toll on which will. the changes many say they are making. the special tribute, remembering the life of matthew shepard. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. reports of dense fog in the rural areas. so watch out. as we look toward washington, not as much fog. temperatures in the suburbs and the nearby neighborhoods are generally in the low to mid-60s. a look at your hot the friday
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[ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. welcome back. the grand canyon remaining closed during the government shutdown. jan brewer offered to use state money to reopen the national park. its superintendent rejected the proposal. about 2,200 people who work at the national park and its hotels are on furlough right now. this is just the second time the park has been closed since it opened in 1919. americans across the country are upset over the government shutdown but it seems women may be more upset than men. 43% will be altering their
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spending habits because of the shutdown. 73% of women believe congress should have come to an agreement by now. 36% of women say they are taking their feelings about the shutdown to the polls and voting differently next time. approaching 5:41 and the weekend is upon us. we're starting out kind of warm. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with your summerlike forecast. tom? >> and actually rather humid, too. we have a little bit of light fog around the metro area. you saw the live view of washington. don't really have any thick fog but there is dense fog in the rural areas. the fog dissipating, should be in the upper 60s much of the region. in the low 80s, we should be hitting the upper 80s by midafternoon and partly cloudy.
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a look at your weekend in ten minutes. how is traffic now, danella? tom, still light volume. things are looking good, keep in mind, because of the government shutdown. now we'll shoot over to bw parkway. lanes are open. no problems for you. i-95 the same story. a live look at 216. no accidents between the beltways. back in ten minutes. eun, over to you. >> see you then, thank you. the crime scene near capitol hill is not the only one linked to miriam carey after this dramatic chase. what we're learning about the search of her connecticut home next. also ahead, the potential financial break that thousands financial break that thousands of federal workers could get
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15 before the hour now. the effects of the shutdown aren't being felt by everybody but seen and smelled on the national mall. garbage piling up because there's no one on stach to empty the trash cans. now something we can't see yet is light at the end of the tunnel. a chance for a little bipartisanship on the way today. richard jordan with some potential good news for federal workers. >> reporter: this could be some of the best news the furloughed workers have received all weeklong. there is now talk in the house of representatives that perhaps they could receive back pay for the time lost, the four days now that the government has been shut down, that money, that back pay wouldn't be given to them until after the shutdown is l t
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lifted and it couldn't come at a better time because paychecks will stop going out tomorrow. where it goes beyond the house, that remains to be seen. the house did pass small funding measures. wred they yesterday they expect to do more. funding for specific programs identified by lawmakers but the back pay issue is receiving bipartisan support. that has not been seen much since the shutdown began. the president is refusing -- now congress will be looking at whether or not they will be working over the weekend. that measure will be discussed. we'll let you know what happens with that today. reporting live from the national mall, richard jordan, news 4. trying to help federal workers, the board of supervisors will discuss whether
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to delay collecting personal property taxes known as a car tax on tuesday. now the taxes are technically due tomorrow so some residents might face a 10% late fee if the board votes down the emergency legislation. 5:47. a u.s. park ranger who took the brunt of a congressman's anger is seeing some high-level support this morning. >> how dowden them access? >> it's difficult. >> it should be difficult. >> it is, i'm sorry, sir. >> the park certificaservice sh ashamed of themselves. >> i'm not ashamed. >> you should be. >> that was a con frontation between the ranger and randy neugebauer. joe biden called the park ranger to tell her he is proud of her. a furloughed worker who overheard the tense moment blamed him for the shutdown. members of congress won't be the only ones trying to end the government shutdown. the bus boys and poets is holding a special town hall meeting today to help find a solution. it's inviting federal workers to
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take part of this. asking representatives from labor organizationses to offer some strategies. now we've been on top of the shutdown for four days now. we will continue to follow every twist and turn as long as this lasts. you can get daily updates on how the standoff is affecting you. go to right now the fbi is combing through miriam carey's connecticut apartment looking for any clues that led to her shooting death on capitol hill. live in stamford connecticut, abby, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. we're being kept pretty far back from miriam carey's apartment here in stamford, connecticut. police just pushing us back to the woods here. you can see flashing lights all between the woods here where the search is going on of her stamford apartment, the command post set up right there. authorities first swarmed this apartment complex yesterday aft afternoon right after her black infinity crashed near the nation's capitol. those connecticut plates tracing back to this address.
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federal and local authorities evacuated the entire apartment complex. 50 apartments in total. i'm told all of those people are still out this morning because police were waiting for hours for a search warrant. they just began their search moments ago. they won't tell us what exactly they're looking for, no specifics on what they found if anything yet that could lead to a possible motive in this case. we did see hazmat and bomb squad on scene but police tell us that was just precaution. they want to make sure everyone is safe and they don't believe the building is unsafe at this moment. the crime scene tape is up, police very much searching her home. right now still a lot of unanswered questions. the people we talked to said miriam carey it can kept to herself. they didn't think she was capable of doing something so dangerous. 6:50 now. a momt for laws against hate
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crimes. the film called "matthew shepard is a friend of mine." the national cathedral will host the premiere sunday, marks 15 years since shepard was abducted and beaten in a remote part of wyoming. his family believes the attack was because he was gay. tonight's screening is part of the series it at the cathedral to honor lbgt victims of d discripple nation and bullying. a teacher is a free man after posting his $125,000 bond. he was arrested after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor. according to police he exchanged sexually explicit e-mails with a female student. he was arrested when the girl's parents found the e-mails and reported them to schools and authorities. he has ties to rockville high school. two men caught on surveillance camera robbing a nail salon in prince journal's county. you see the video here. these two men were armed when they stormed in and demanded money.
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they rifled through some drawers there, even checked the pockets of employees looking for cash. one of the men hit and kicked a worker as well. this video was taken last month at that salon along marlboro pi pike. a celebration in northern virginia for a couple almost finished with a cross-country bicycle trip. darryl and roseanne mooney started their warrior ride in june trying to raise awareness for wounded service members and those with conditions like ptsd, posttraumatic stress disorder. the town of occoquan will hold an arrival ceremony tonight. the mooneys plan to finish their journey to washington, d.c., in the morning. 5:51 is our time right now. a nice weekend for a little bike ride through the district or at least the beginning of the weekend. >> and they should reopen the pools, too, i think. our temperatures feel more like august. it will continue and the flowers
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are responding, too. the fall flowers are still in full bloom around this photo taken and posted by one of our viewers. post your weather and nature photos, beautiful. looking like summer. also looking like fall with autumn colors showing up out of the mountainses and patchy fog especially around the blue ridge. some of the rural areas in virginia and into west virginia. some of the visibilities are down under a quarter of a mile. watch out for deer. it's deer collision season. temperatures in the 50s there. closer to washington near 60 at prince george's, fairfax, montgomery county. many locations low to mid-60s and it's in the low 60s right by the chesapeake bay as well. there's our roller coaster temperature graph. quickly climbing, into the low 80s by noon. hitting the upper 80s much of the region by midafternoon. then it will gradually drop back into the 70s through this evening. now tropical storm karen, this is the very latest track.
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coming ashore east of new orleans. probably some time late on saturday and then keeping it going as a tropical storm up around 2:00 a.m. monday. then it becomes a depression and comes further north and east maybe off of cape hatteras or maybe even near the mouth of the chesapeake bay by late on monday and into monday evening. and that's when we could get some tropical downpours and some needed rain. well, for the weekend, though, it will feel like summer in october, another hot day tomorrow afternoon and then increasing clouds, highs mid-80s on sunday. then maybe some of those tropical showers from the remnants of karen on monday into tuesday. october acting like an autumn month again midweek next week. the hometown forecast friday morning commute info now with danella. good morning. well, tom, it is looking really great if you're waking up about to hit the roadways, pretty
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clear for you. that's good news. no problems. roads connecting to the beltway nice and clear. w parkway had an earlier accident at spout run. that's clear. 66, that's our magical roadway right now. we're going to travel out to i-66 out through haymarket. fly over together and head towards the beltway eastbound clear from haymarket passing centreville. no issues to report. no construction. as you finish i-6 outside the beltway and head inside the beltway, the drive there is clear. this is a live look at spout run parkway. your drive time eastbound it's easy. 11 minutes to get interest the beltway to gw parkway. aaron? danella, thank you. before you make some weekend plans, you might want to hear this. metro closing a number of busy stations this weekend along the red line. the union station, judiciary square and farragut north will close tonight. free the shuttle buses will run instead. you can also not take the red lane to gallery place or metro center although those stations will serve other metro lines.
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you can expect to see delays on the blue, yellow and green lines although those stations, all of them, will stay open this weekend. things will be back to normal by monday morning. 5:55 now. twitter is anything but modest as it lays out its goals for its upcoming stock offerings. kayla tausche is live for your money. good morning, eun. twitter took the wraps off its much anticipated ipo. the social media site is looking to raise a billion dollars. it won't say whether it will trade on the nyse or the nasdaq. it has 218 million monthly active users and gets the bulk of that revenue from mobile devices. while ref mew more than doubled the first half of the year, twitter is still in the red. the ipo is expected to take place some time next month. facebook is introducing ads to instagr instagram. for now users will only see ads occasionally. they'll be able to hide ads after they watch them and
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provide feedback on whether they didn't like a particular ad. we knew it was only a good thing that could stay for a little while, eun. back to you. >> that's right. kayla tausche, thank you. >> in the race for governor of virginia at 5:56, according to hampton university, terry mcauliffe leads cuccinelli by five points. sarvis received 8% of the vote there. the poll has a margin of error of naerly 3%. one supreme court justice is criticizing how many cases he and his colleagues must decide. justice anthony kennedy says the nation's highest court is resolving too many controversial disputes. he says a functioning democracy would resolve them politically. kennedy is one of the most moderate supreme court justices. he's often the swing vote in 5-4 decisionses. flu season is here. maryland confirmed its first case of influenza. it was a child from our area.
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doctors worry this could be particularly harsh if the government shutdown it continues because of furloughs at the cdc. one epidemiologist puts it this way, we don't have the most important national voice promoting vaccinations. right now we are following two big stories for you both on capitol hill. chaos broke out when a car rammed into a white house gate, a perimeter there, and took off for the capitol. new, the possible motivation behind the driver's decision. and we will tell you about the change in road closures nearby if you're heading that way soon. plus, we are now in the fourth day of the government shutdown. the meeting among house repub c republicans today to regroup on negotiationses and it is feeling like summer outside today. a little bit of humidity as well. we'll have more on your forecast when "news 4 today" continues. ♪
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♪ for a store near you go to right now at 5:59, chaos at the capitol. new this morning, the possible motivation for the woman who crashed into a white house barrier with her beaby daughter you in the car. plus, we are live with what's happening right now after camerases catch the dramatic moments which put capitol hill on lockdown.
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live team coverage with new information from overnight. plus, shutdown day four. the strategy meeting house republicans plan to start in just a few hours. but first we go straight to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein tracking the warming temperatures. t tom? it's gotten more humid. we do have patchy fog in the rural areas. a little light fog you can see hanging over the metro area. still more than an hour away from sun rise. that does not occur until 7:07. patchy fog -- visibility is under a quarter of a mile places like culpepper, up to winchester, parts of the shenandoah valley around the central blue ridge as well as the eastern shore. cambridge, visibility there is rather low as well. it's 63 there. closer to washington temperatures with the light fog are right around 60 degrees in our nearby suburbs. a lot of the fog will be dissipating. we'll have temperatures then near 70


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