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. not according to plan. right now at 6:00, some frightening new accounts of a bus that crashed while carrying the washington redskins. that's not all the team has had to deal with today. its controversial name become the target of a huge protest. thousands of angry people calling for change, demanding the team make that change. >> we want people to know that we are humans. we're not mascots. some scary moments for the washington redskins. ton the team is talking about one of their buses crashing on its way to the stadium in minneapolis. and that was just the beginning of a day the team would probably like to forget. we have team coverage tonight beginning with news 4 with our
reporter who is in minneapolis with key details. >> i thought we were going to fall off the cliff and die. the words of the coach a few minutes after the accident. the redskins were headed to two buses at the stadium, when their police he is -- escort stopped and the two buses crashed. the second bus had silence red on it who did not play today because he had back spasms from the accident. no other major injuries, although players say they have bruises and even have headaches. the accident was scary, especially since there were no seatbelts. >> unique way to start the day, getting ready for a football game when you are 5' from driving off a cliff on to the highway. i had no excuse for that. it was an experience that could shake a lot of people, but no
excuse. >> many of the players tell us that despite the fears that head sitting on that bus today, none of it affected the outcome of today's game. in minnesota, news 4 sports. outside the stadium today, one of the largest protests ever against the team's name, between 3 and 4,000 people showed up to let the team know they think redskins is derogatory and racist. the owner has consistently said he won't change it. he got a look at a small gathering county, this grol -- rallied to keep the name redskins and calls it a term of endearment. >> thousands of protesters marched before the game with the vikings. they want the team to change the name. >> when i satisfy the washington fans wearing the head dresses and the war paint, to me, that's
a mockery of our culture. >> it's an issue that's not new, but it's gained momentum of late about names and symbols that are coin has two sides and here at this greene turtle in fairfax say the name is a term of honor and should stay as it is. >> they heard a powerpoint presentati they are warriors actually would die their bodies from head to toe in red. >> we use face paint and body paint and things like that to depict our spirit on the outside. >> here again, the symbols are familiar and reveered, kept under glass but the two things that hold these things in such reference couldn't be further apart or could they. there's l acknowledgment
there are bigger issues facing native people, t dwinleding numbers, economics, education among them. >> these are real hardcore issues that should definitely be priorityized over top of the name of a football team. >> and maybe this controversy by focusing attention on those issues could make a difference. >> we're a really small population, so it's really hard to make our voice heard. >> derek ward, news 4. all this overshadow what was supposed to be today's big story, the return of quarterback robert griffin iii. our team coverage continues. this didn't go so well either? >> that's right. overall robert griffin iii, he played well enough for the redskins to win today in the minnesota, but he didn't get much help from his defense. he played in his first ball game since dislocating his ankle in week two. griffin, skins jump out to a
10-0 lead. the vikings come back. griffin going long for desean jackson. finds him. the skins are up 26-21. later in the quarter, the vikings drive down the field, the skins with no answer today from matt aziada, he scores a career-high. his third touchdown of the game. the final score, 29-26. the vikings beat the redski we do that today. i have to play better for that to happen, regardless of any box score or any stats. i know that i can play better. i know we can play better, and we'll do that after this bye week. >> the redskins fall to 3- off with the bye. we'll have a look at how the rest of the division fared today. we're going to take a turn
to weather. it's been cold and blustery all day. that wind may finally be starting to die down but not before doing some real damage. this is what it looked like this morning in district heights, maryland. 40-mile-per-hour winds blew a tree over on top of a car. and knocked ou electricity in the area, but it didn't take long for crews to get the power back on. chuck bell has been looking ahead. what can we expect the rest of the night and into the morning? >> cold now and getting even colder as the wind which has been a real problem all day long is going to lay down a bit now the sun has gone down but a fading breeze means plumb meting temperatures by tomorrow morning. temperatures are still in the chilly and mid and upper 40s, still 50 in national airport, wind chills, when you factor in that northwest wind, upper 30s and low 40s. there's a real bite in the air still. going out for your sunday night,
breezy, 42 at 7:00 to 9:00 and back into the upper 30s by 11:00 with windchills back down close to the freezing mark. it's going to be a cold evening. freeze warning are posted tomorrow morning. more about that plu election day forecast coming up. developing tonight, d.c. police are now investigating what they are calling the beating death of a baby boy. he was only one-month-old. paramedic were called to a home on trenton place in southeast washington last wednesday because of unconscious baby. the infant fied at the hospital. the medical examiner found medical blunt force impacts to the baby's body. as of ton, no arrest has been made. people heading out to sunday brunch were not expecteding this, flames rip through a restaurant called one of the area's best. tough new questions for police in ferguson, missouri, we learn what's really behind a tactic they claim is all about
ed gillespie paid millions to lobby for the oil companies for a student loan company that overcharged taxpayers. his firm even lobbied for five foreign governments including a dictator now awaiting trial for war crimes. and then there's enron. gillespie lobbied for them while they committed the largest corporate fraud in us history. ed gillespie. the million dollar lobbyist whose never looked out for you. new at 6:00, it's been call the best restaurant in d.c., but komi is dealing with some damage tonight after a fire ripped through its building. it's in dupont circle. the fire broke out this morning
around 9:00 a.m. and firefighters were able to put it out fairly quickly and limit most of the damage to the third floor. no one was hurt and investigators are still looking into how it started. also new at 6:00, we new know the name of a man murdered outside a maryland apartment complex. this happened in landover, less than a mile from fedex field. they found john brown and he had been shot. emts rush him to the hospital and brown died there. we know he lived in northwest d.c. detectives are trying to figure out who shot him and why. there are new questions tonight over whether the government violated the media's rights during those violent protests in ferguson, missouri. back in august, the police department requested a no fly zone over ferguson claiming it was for safety and the government grant it, but the associated press obtai recording from the federal aviation administr which showed the only reason police wanted the no fly zone was to keep news helicopters away.
the faa released a statement said the agency cannot and will never exclusively ban media from covering an event of national significance. i want to tell you about a traffic alert tonight. a major brr area is hours away from a shutdown. we'll tell you if it will impact your commute. you'll want to prepare for what the weather
breaking news now, a child has been flown from a hospital after falling from a fourth floor window. the accident happened this evening on sweet gum circle in germantown and now we know the child is listed as trauma patient. the investigators are trying to figure out what led up to that accident. right now, crime scene tape surrounds this vacant building as police investigate what may be homicide. detectives were called to a scene after firefighters found a woman's body inside. the building was on langston place. it's not clear how the woman died. police are looking for a man who robbed a 7-eleven this morning. police say he pointed the gun at the clerk, demanded cash and ran off. detectives from anyone who was in that area around the time of the robbery. a heads up if you plan on use the bay bridge this week. here is a live look now at the bridge where traffic is flowing
freely, but the bridge is going to close for maintenance this week from 5:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night on monday. the eastbound span will close. two-way traffic will use the westbound span. then crews will shut down the westbound span during the overnight hours on monday, tuesday, and wednesday. everything should be back to normal by noon on friday. an early november winter blast dumped a foot in snow in maine today and they could get more. this is what it looked like in bangor and the area is still under a winter storm warning with more snow expected to fall tonight. winds were howling across new england and knocked out power to some 13,000 homes and businesses. the wind that we had all day, that really puts things in perspective. >> same storm system. >> we missed it. >> we're right here in the middle, where snow lover number
one is, nothing. it's the cold spell we've been enduring the last couple of days, that's showing signs of relaxing. we've got one more really cold night to come. that one is tonight into monday morning. the only wayo make it even worse than just have it be monday, is it have it be a freefs -- freezing cold start. that's what we're in for tonight. freeze warnings are posted for all these highlighted counties for ton going into monday mornin that does include fredri haguerstown, leesburg, cull pepper, charlottesville, all these highlighted counties, a freeze warning for tonight into monday morning. skies are already clear. the wind is already starting to lay down and by wake up time tomorrow morning those areas in the freeze advisory, temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. 28 by morning in fredric, 27 in leesburg.
bayside communities will be above freezing. good reminder to download our storm team 4 weather app. track the weather in your neighborhood and see how much warmer it's going to be any time this week. it ls has a radar function as well. clear sky, northwest wind at only 12 miles per hour. temperatures at 50 degrees. windchills are back in the mid 40s. actual air temperatures are back in the low to mid 40s now. windchills remain in the chilly 30s and if you are going out for plans this evening you'll need an extra layer of warmth. these are in town temperatures. it could get close to the freezing mark west of the city. as early as 11:00 or midnight tonight. it depends on if we can get winds down just a bit. the overall impact, it will be a close morning. plenty of sunshine coming our way tomorrow afternoon. future weather, cold start with
a clear sky early tomorrow morning. sunshine, mixed in with a few clouds. it will be a cool day still but it will be milder than it's been the last couple of days so that's nice enough. skies will clear out again tomorrow evening, lead to a chilly, not quite as cold start on tuesday morning. tuesday, of course, is election day. and it's looking very nice. so hour by h through tomorrow, freezing temperatures in the western and northern suburbs. a nice warm-up. just passing clouds tomorrow, mid 50s at lunchtime and highs tomorrow, low 60s in and around town. here's your seven-day forecast. we dont want to remind you about the freeze warning tonight. all these highlighted counties. voting on tuesday, election day, all across the area, decision 2014, nice weather for election day. nothing to worry about there at all. milder weather returns as we head toward wednesday and thursday. thursday a chance for showers that ends on friday and the early lean on next weekend, sunny, school, and dry.
we mentioned it earlier, e protests sort of overshadow what we thought would be the big story. >>s still a huge story, robert griffin iii. is he ready? healthy? why not start mccoy again? today the redskins may have fell short but griffin brufed provs . during the game he got it done with this play on the field. first quarter action, skins up on a third and seven here. griffin looking like the old rg iii somehow avoids the stack here and he voids . skins up 3-0. deep in minnesota territory. it's alfred moore for the touch down hear. the skins in total control.
they are up 10-0. third quarter the vikings came back. griffin, a quick pass here to s touch down.n. 13-yard hook up. fourth quarter, it's moore and griffin this time again to desean jackson. d jacks had 120 yards receiving in this game. skins are back in business. few plays later it's moore again, this time two yards out. he had 92 yards rushing pair of touchdowns. they lead it 26-21. later in the quarter, the rookie, teddy bridgewater, he had himself a game in the second half. he finds a tight end. that's a 21-yard gain and minnesota is moving. later in the drive, he hands off to his running back, matt aziada, his third touchdown of for him and that was your game winner.
vikings beat the redskins with 29-26. with more from minnesota -- >> the drama started even before kick-off today. the team's two buses crashed into each other and then a report claiming that robert griffin iii lost the locker room. the team denies any of that and say robert is indeed the team leader. it's the defense who caused the team's loss. >> we believe in him. it's not his fault that we loxt. it's defense lost. that's not the quarterback. the quarterback did his job. >> you still want robert griffin iii at quarterback. >> absolutely. absolutely. everybody loves him. i don't understand any qug him as a player in the locker room. we all love him. >> we are in d.c. and it is robert griffin. they are going to try to tear us down and him down. we're going to stay unit nighted as a locker room. that's that. >> that's a small time reporter
reporting. in that locker room we e and what's going on on n in that field. can't really worry about the negativity that's swirling around. some day that will stop. i truly believe that. some day the nest negativity will stop. >> griffin was sacked five times and his ankle held up. he says it feels just fine. now, robert, his ankle and the rest of the team will get a break now that they have a bye week coming up. thanks, diana. let's head down to dallas now. brandon wheaton getting the start against the cardinals. tony romo out with a back injury. the cowboys are up 10-7. it's the other quarterback carson palmer, third on the day for palmer. cards are up 14-10. the fourth quarter, wheaton trying to get the boys back in
it. he's pick off by antonio grimardi, that sets up another arizona touchdown. the cardinals have the best record in the nfl at 7-1. they beat dals 28-17. in houston, eagles visiting the texans. game tied at 7. nirs quarter, under pressure, escapes. taken down from behind. his shoulder driven into the turf. he would leave the game with a shoulder injury. foels is out and in comes mark sanchez. here, throwing a nice pass to jordan matthews for the touch down. eagles up 14-7. fourth quarter, three-point lead for philly. more from sanchez. this time to jeremy macklin. second week in a row he's had more than 150 yards receiving. philly, they get the win, 31-21
over houston and one more score for you from the pitch. d.c. united fell to the new york red bulls in the eastern conferen, 2-0. these two back next saturday at rfk stadium. >> that's going to do it for us. we'll see you again for news 4 at 11:00. have a great night. ♪ on gun safety, larry hogan isn't being straight. after filling out their questionaire, hogan was awarded an a- from the nra. but now he refuses to release his responses. the nra opposes comprehensive background checks. they want to weaken maryland's gun safety laws. even support letting suspects on the fbi terror watch list buy guns. on gun safety and terror, the nra is wrong. hogan gets an a- from the nra. on protecting maryland, we just can't trust him.
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