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entry. >> for this to happen is just heartbreaking. i last saw him just this past wednesday he came by my office and we talked a few minutes. he said i'm in a hurry. i have to get ready to go to the airport tomorrow morning to go to the dominican republic. >> reporter: reverend willy wilson is van teasley's cousin. >> what do you make of what happened to him down there? >> you know, when i think about poverty stricken countries like that, particularly they see americans coming for the most part, they think most americans have money. and because he had a place there, it makes you -- be given special attention. and i think that might be what happened in this case. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, reaction from some of van teasley's colleagues here at superior court. and reaction from some of his tenants. live in northwest, pat collins,
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news 4. now to a young life cut short during a horrific crash on the beltway. we are learning from friends and the family pastor of 17-year-old dom pettey from gonzaga high school in the district. kristen? >> reporter: dominik pettey's fooneral will be held here at our lady of mercy instead of the family's church because so many people are expected. the family's pastor, listen to what he has to say. >> as the lord reminds us, tragedy happens to both the good and the bad. and dominik was a great kid. >> reporter: father mark nestout watched dominik pettey grow from a toddler to a promising young man he admired. >> words aren't really adequate often for these type of situations for people. but our presence is. >> reporter: the pastor of st. bartholemew catholic church will deliver dominik's funeral mass
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at our lady of mercy parish saturday. he met with dominik's parents today. he's known them 15 years. >> they are doing well under the circumstances. obviously, emotions are very, very raw. and it's hard for them. >> reporter: dominik was killed saturday in a crash on the beltway in montgomery county. he was in the back seat of a car with forother teens. they were pulled over because the car had run out of gas. police say a 24-year-old woman driving a jeep plowed into the vehicle. three of the teens were dominik's classmates at gonzaga. they are recovering. dominik was a senior. today was a difficult day. >> we accept what has happened. but we also in our faith know that he's in god's hands. >> reporter: the driver who hit dominik and his friends has not been charged. coming up tonight at 6:00, what's next for her and the investigation. live in potomac, kristen wright,
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news 4. a crackdown on the beltway led to a number of tickets. they gave out about 60 citations between friday and sunday giving them out to people who didn't y responders. police or other they plan to focus their enforcement efforts on the beltway through the first of the year. it's election eve. ne 4 has you covered in decision 2014 coverage tonight. some big races to watch in virginia, maryland and the district. and there is a scramble for power in the senate. when you look at the state-by-state polls, republicans may have the advantage to win control of the senate. according to the latest nbc/marist poll, most voters focused on the poll, domestic issues, not ebola and isis. around our region a closely watched congressional race in
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the 10th district down in virginia. a mayor's race in the district and a governor's seat up for grabs in maryland. we have team coverage for you. >> this is chris gordon. does it seem like your phone has been running off the hook? campaigns for both governors for maryland are trying to turn out the vote. i'll have the story. >> i'm julie carey at a manassas campaign office in a final get out the vote. it's either canvassing or phone banking. aol look at the two high-profile races we're watching. >> i'm tom sherwood in the district. the most contested general election in the city. i'll have the story coming up. >> and with more insight on the big races nationally and here in our area, moderator of "meet the press" and nbc political director chuck todd. let's talk about those big races
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that could potentially change the senate. all eyes are going to be where tomorrow? it's sort of depends what time of night. early on, my checks are new hampshire and north carolina. north carolina polls close at 7:authori7 . if either of those go republican, then we're not talking about if they get the senate but how big their majority is going to be. if democrats hold serve there, then it's a long slog. this pass to six seats for the republican becomes some combination of what happens in other states. louisiana and georgia. if nobody gets 50 then you have run-off. if republicans win one of those two on the east coast, it's a quick night and we know it's sort of happening. if democrats hold serve it could be days, weeks, maybe even months. here in our area we have very contentious race between
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comstock and faust. >> democrats pulled some money out a couple of weeks ago to save machine. very expensive media market. they were watching incumbents starting to have problems up and down the ballot. this feels as if it's barbara comstock's to lose. i think romney narrowly carried it even though obama carried the state and virginia. it's razor thin. very close. i have to give the edge to comstock, but we'll see. >> in maryland's governor race, squeaker at this point. >> i have to tell you, what's interesting here, what we're seeing in maryland is happening in governors races across the country. an anti-status quo or incumbent fever out there. so incumbent administrations, even if they aren't the incumbent candidate. so anthony brown has been running. larry hogan has been running against the omalley, brown
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administration. whe the candidate of the party in power is struggling. these races are -- it's fascinating. there's no discernible pattern. if you were the party in charge, automatically a slice of voters going, i want new blood. >> chuck todd, i know you are in your e these days. >> yes, ma'am. >> we love listening to you. >> good. >> if you aren't sure where to vote tomorrow, we've posted a polling place locator in our nbc washington facebook and home pages for you. a guy accused of robbing a store while surveillance video shows another man watching his baby is now in custody. police tell us antoine green is the man in the green vest. you see him rob a man there when he went to load an atm on good hope road in southeast. green had several thousand dollars in new $20 bills when officers caught up with him. a twist in the deadly shooting at a party over the
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weekend. the mother of the person hosting that party had been shot just two weeks ago. that was saturday night on cherry hill road in culpeper, virginia. corey calanaghan was killed. another man injured. police want to talk to the dozens of people who fled that party during the shooting. they went above and beyond their job. home health care workers rescue people trapped inside a montgomery county group home. take a look at this video. fire broke out this morning at the home on mills avenue. that's in silver spring. it houses people with special needs. there's now a $500,000 in damage. it took 65 firefighters to bring this blaze under control. but it might have been much worse. coming up on news 4 at 5:00 a bit later, mark segraves talks to one of those heros about how they were able to get everybody out. now at 5:00, we're going to dig for answers about all the digging going on there. >> if you were impressed with
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how many miles to the gallon you could get on your hyundai or kia, the wind is about to be let out of your sails. i'll tell you justice how much the korean automaker overstated its mpgs. and a great debate in the classroom. one local elementary school's alternative to traditional homework. doug, how is our weather? >> our weather is not too bad. in the next couple of days, a nice warm-up. but chance for rain, it's making its way in here, too. i'll show you when that next chance for rain comes up in my
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automakers kian hyundai are in hot water with the government today. >> erika gonzalez has more an what the companies allegedly did wrong. >> it all comes down that fuel economy sticker in the window when shopping for a car. kia and hyundai overstated their miles for gallon on that sticker anywhere from 1 to 6 miles per gallon. today attorney general eric holder announced a settlement. the environmental protection agency and justice department say kia and hyundai sold 1.2 million cars which emitted more greenhouse gases than the company said they would. now the automakers must pay a record $100 million fine. attorney g holder says the two automakers put their competition at a disadvantage by inflating their gas mileage
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estimates. >> all consumers have the right to know the cars they buy actually have the characterists tt a represented to the epa. a basic compact that hyundai and kia flagrantly violated in this case. >>h automakers are forfeiting greenhouse gas credits estimated to be worth $200 million. there's a new way some hotels are letting people check into their hotels. it's with your smartphone. starwood resorts is letting some check in using a keyless entry system. if you download an app for the hotel on your phone. they can bypass the front desk, walk straight to their room and open the door with the app. the feature is available at ten hotels right now mainly in california but they'll work their way to d.c. in the next few months. well, it is the eve of election day and the race for maryland governor is one of the
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closest in the country. >> here are live pictures of first lady mobama. she just arrived. this is a get out the vote rally in baltimore. republican opponent larry hogan is also there encouraging voters to show up tomorrow. th visiting the candidate's headquarters and has more on this final push. >> reporter: montgomery county volunteers for republican candidate larry hogan are hoping to convince democrats and independents it's time for a change. >> the number of democrats that have come into the office has been extremely encouraging. they are encouraged by polls showine medicid governor's race may be very close. the registered democrats outnumber republicans statewide. >> do you believe he'll win
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montgomery county? >> i hope so. i have worked hard. we have -- all of us have worked hard. >> reporter: prince george's county is considered a stronghold for anthony brown who lives here. we did find some undecided voters. >> have you decided who you are voting for for maryland governor? >> i have not. >> why? >> i'm still in the process of thinking things through. and i'm probably not as involved in politics as i should be. >> thank you for supporting anthony brown for governor. >> reporter: this is the bethesda phone bank for anthony br are calling, canvassing and singled out literature to be distributed at the polls. ariana kelly preducts brown will win by a larger marge in than expected. >> i think this election will be close. it's important we get people out to vote.
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the early indicators tell us that brown is going to do well. democrats have been going out to the polls. >> reporter: tonight we have these unanswered questions. will there be a high voter turnout and will democrats defect? i'll be talking to some life-long democrats who tell me why for the first time ever they're planning to vote republican. th the latest live in prince george's county, chris gordon, news 4. with the maryland governor's race getting attention for being closer than expected, keep it right here. still to come, i'll take a look at the key to winning for both candidates and why a specific county could play a critical role. if the weather is nice, people tend to get out. >> the weather is going to be pretty nice. what a difference from tomorrow, what we just had over the weekend. it was cold out there this weekend. as a matters of fact, cold enough for snow. no, not in our area but just down to the southwest. this is snowshoe, west virginia.
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one of our area ski resorts. the deer out there frolicking in the snow. they saw a couple of inches and they are making snow. they are planning one of their earliest openings in over a decade. theyl be open for thanksgiving weekend. yeah, how about that. all this cold air helping them produce more snow than mother nature gave them this weekend. 62 is the coordina temperature. it's a nice evening. a little on the cool side. we can all agree one thing we do not like, the sun went down at 5:04. 54 in gaithersburg. leesburg around 57. all the burgs looking pretty good. no problems aroundor region. not expecting any rain tonight. no rain tomorrow either. a few clouds made their way in. look back toward the west. this is what we're going to be seeing tomorrow. this ridge building around our region. plenty of sunshine and high pressure moving in. that's going to be a great day to get out there and vote.
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not just here. veronica johnson is live in the storm center with more of what to expect on your tuesday. >> two new storms hitting the country. so locations where voter impact is going to be affected by the showers and rain moving through. storm team 4 radar. these are the areas we've painted ot. the pacific northwest. oregon and especially washington looking at showers coming up for tomorrow. another area, the southern plains up into the midwest. chicago is wet with showers but could be heavy rain around dallas, around san antonio, around areas like houston, too. meanwhile, as you says for us, it's going trerrificterrific. sunshine on tap here. that weather system doesn't come until later in the week. but chilly to start. will be in the 40s. jacket weather. and just jacket weather. we'll see the temperatures rise very quickly. 70 degrees around midday. we should hold around the upper
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60s to 70s for several hours. even our evening will be nice in e 60s. no issue here. get out and vote. >> get out and vote for sure. your tuesday, much warmer than it was. tuesday morning, plenty of sunshine. not even clouds in the sky. nice and warm. we'll stay on the warm side for wednesday. wil get breezy an wednesday. we'll see clouds move back in. the rain, however, moves in on thursday. this is thursday morning at 6:30 in the morning and just about all day we have a good chance for more rain. that's not until thursday. high temperatures tomorrow, upr skc60s to low 70s. 69 in la plata. 67 towards the leesburg area. winchester, 68 degrees. impact forecast, on the low side. a very cool morning but with sunshine in the afternoon, your tuesday is looking great.
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wednesday, not bad either with more cloud cover and high of 69. 64 on thursday. a half an inch to an inch of rain on thursday. thursday could be a little bit of a washout. then we get into the weekend. 54 on friday. 52 on saturday. 55 on sunday. could be a chance for shower activity on sunday, too. and behind that system, we get even colder. high temperatures around 50 in d.c. and that puts most of us into the upper 40s. on monday, rather cool and breezy conditions. >> thanks, doug. he's a snappy dresser and a bank robber. he's wanted for knocking over a bank in fred ri he held up the bb & t on warrenton road this morning. he flashed a gun and took off with the cash and was last seen walking toward plantation drive. she's inspiring the count.
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the hoop dreams of one athlete come true tonight. and now one of the biggest stars in the world is reacting to one woman battling cancer. we're learning what's being done to help those who barely made i
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welcome back to news 4 at 5:00. i'm carol maloney live at redskins park. the redskins have issues. and in other news, it's monday. seriously, about tho issues, chris cooley hits on them in the cooley report. we do it a bit differently tonight. we play "finish the sentence." >> for the most part, robert griffin iii is -- >> the starting quarterback of this team. he had a chance to win a game. thought he played well. >> the fallout from robert griffin iii, the pregame fallout. the fallout is -- >> is and should have been handled in the locker room before it got anywhere else. if there was any issue with him. they knew it in the locker room. if there's maturity in the locker room it gets taken care of. >> the rest of the season, the
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redskins need to -- >> win seven gams. we've done it before. they need to figure out who their quarterback is and figure out who they want to keep on this defense. >> off the boo week, the skins biggest issue is -- >> defense. they were great in dallas. had a fantastic plan. this defense has been very, very average this season. even against average quarterbacks. e made guys like teddy bridgewater look like steve young. 29th ranked offense in the nfl. poor zone defense behind a poor pass rush. that's a problem for us. >> skins fans at best can hope for -- >> a six to seven-win season in which we finish the year saying, man, we really got somewhere. we know what we have next year. this team is growing. jay gruden is a good coach. robert griffin, starting quarterback, he's going places. >> a little fist pump. i love that. seven games left after the bye week for cooley's prediction to
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come true, the skins have to win four of them. gruden assesses griffin's performance. we'll have that coming up on news 4 at 6:00. >> thanks, carol. her hoop dreams inspired a movement and raised a lot of money to fight pediatric cancer. >> lauryn hill realized a dream of her own and is getting the attention of big names. lebron james instagrammed this picture of her playing her first college game. she has inoperable brain cancer and doctors say she only has a few months to live. the ncaa moved up the home opener at her school in cincinnati so she could play. she scored the first shot of the game helping lead her team to victory. >> i'm so happy that people know about it now and we can get some research going and fund that home run cure for cancer. even though i might not -- i'm
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probably not going to be around to see it, but it's going to help a lot of people. >> lauren is the inspiration behind the layup for lauren challenge. thousands of people, including professional athletes have done it. they've raised more than $25,000 to fight pediatric cancer. right now at 5:00, it's a nightmare at just about any time of day. >> we're talking about the paving work an mass avenue. we started asking questions about why is this road suddenly such a mess. we found drivers are not the only ones in the dark. twins struck and killed while out trick-or-treating. for the first time, police are speaking out about who they think fled the scene. another ebola scare. this time how a doctor launched warningings from the south all the way up the
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she did as a legislator, doors, hoping yobarbara comstocke. pushed bills benefiting her special interest client, then failed to disclose she was paid thousands by that same client, failed to disclose 85,000 in extra compensation. the washington post called comstock's behavior "an apparent breach of congressional ethics." we just can't trust barbara comstock. patriot majority usa is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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right now, no homework ever? >> better for myself to do something that will take me somewhere far in life. >> a local school explains how this is preparing its students for the future. >> trick or treating tragedy. twins killed on a night out. who was arrested and what's next for a family that's lost so much. plus, lucky to be arrive. >> another five minutes, and i would have been in it. >> an intense fast-moving fire in frederick. may have seen the pictures. now we're learning what's next for the people put out of their
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northern virginia, the biggest election day spotlight will be on the 10th district congressional seat and the u.s. senate reese. >> in the district of columbia, voters are deciding in the most contested race for mayor in 20 years. we have team coverage on these two big races. we begin with julie carey live in alexandria. >> a traditional gathering place for democrats on election eve. the elected officials gathered waiting for mark warner to kick off his final rally. ed gillespie will do the same later this evening in sterling. at this hour, it's those ground troops, behind the scenes in the campaign offices that may make the difference in voter turnout tomorrow. >> in the democratic campaign office, the signs on the floor say canvassing and phone banking as volunteers follow one of two lines. olivia meter is grabbing a
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clipboard and heading out to knock on doors. she's hit 200 to 300 homes in recent weeks. she says concern for education policy drives her involvement. her hope for election day, that u.s. senator mark warner keeps his seat and john foust continues a trend of turning northern virginia even more blue. >> i think there's been a lot of changes in virginia as we've seen in the presidential race as well. it would be nice to see that carry on into the house and senate. >> rep in the sterling gop campaign office, dina is a veteran volunteer helping get out the vote for more than a dozen years. this election cycle she personally knows barbara comstock. she'd like to see comstock and ed gillespie be part of a republican majority in both the house and senate. >> if there is a republican senate, that would be fantastic. i think it shows the house and senate can finally work together to pass legislation that goes to
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the president's desk and it will force the president to really work with congress. >> reporter: while door knocks and phone calls will continue into the evening, the candidates are headlining rallies also aimed at firing up supporters. ed gillespie is making a seven-stop swing while mark warner travelled to four cities. they scheduled their final events in vote rich virginia. >> later this evening, 7:30 in sterling, ed gillespie will hold his final rally. coming up on news 4 at 6:00, virginia voters have a big change in store tomorrow. they must bring photo i.d.s to the poll. i'll tell you what's accepted and what's not. now tom sherwood kicks off our coverage. >> all around town, trucks were delivering voting machines and supplies to 143 precincts,
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expecting more than 130,000 voters on tuesday. at the marie reed learning center, they were setting up precinct 24 where sharon was lending a hand as part of her civic duty on election day. >> i feel more as if i have to earn my keep as a citizen by shoring up the process. >> reporter: the candidates for mayor have all blanketed the city with signs. 25,000 people voted early. almost twice the number in last year's primary. in precinct 24, jack is hard at work. he's also working an a ph.d. in political science at georgeton university. >> do you get college credit for this work? >> no. i get a modest sti pend for this work. it's a good reality check for a lot of arguments we have out there about why people vote. >> reporter: and he has a simple
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explanation of why he votes and works on election day. >> it's the fundamental moment of choice in a democracy. >> reporter: in the district, polls open at 7:00 a.m. you've heard all the candidates. itr toime to vote. we have the numbers in our early voting. about 2% have already submitted their ballots. 118,000 absentee voters have been cast either in person or by mail. in-person voting ended on saturday but the ballots by mail don't have to be in until election day. virginia has more than 5 million registered voters. if you run into any problems at the polls, we want to hear about it. 202-885-4444 or send an e-mail to new traffic headache in the district is something of a mystery tonight. thousands of inbound commuters are having a tough time.
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it's a rough road an mass avenue in northwest d.c. news 4 asked ddot why the road was being dug up every 100 feet and then repaved. ddot said it was a washington gas project and then said it wasn't. we later were told an asphalt company was doing fiber work but that company said it was just refilling the holes. a contractor did claim the work will be done, whatever it is, by thursday. parents, if your kid goes to , you have one more day tokon get them vaccinated or they won't be allowed back in class on wednesday. as of friday, 99% of students have their required vaccinations but 155 kindergartners and more than 250 seventh graders still don't have their shots. their parents have been warned the students won't be allowed to return to school. an early look at what went wrong with the virgin galactic
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test flight. while richard branson says this will not be the end of commercial space flight. and heroic actions that saved three people from a house fire this morning. we were on the cold side but now a ridge of warm air making its way in. we'll talk about that and how long that warmer air will s. it's easy for politicians to forget that taxpayer money actually comes out of your pocket. i'm peter franchot as comptroller i know you work hard for your money. that's why i make sure that most of you get your state refund in three days or less. with new technology we've collected over 3 billion dollars from tax evaders. that's more money for schools, roads and public safety. and i've led the fight in annapolis against wasteful spending. this is your money and i'll never forget that. peter franchot, maryland's comptroller.
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we all know washington's broken. but to fix it, it takes people who are independent.. and willing to work across the aisle. that's what i've tried to do in business, as your governor... and in the senate. because it's the only way we're gonna solve big problems... like cutting our national debt, fixing the va, or... bringing good jobs to virginia. it's been a great honor to represent you. and if you rehire me, i'll work everyday... to make virginia even stronger.
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it could be months before we
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know what caused the crash of virgin galactic spaceship. new findings from the national transportation safety board suggest mistakes were made by both man and machine. man because the video shows the co-pilot unlocking a device designed to slow the craft an re-entry too soon. and machine because the system activated without command. the co-pilot was supposed to pull a second lever to deploy the device but that never happened. richard branson says this will not be a crippling incident. >> absolutely it's worth the risk. our program is about many different things. first of all, it's about giving the millions of people who would like to go to space the chance to go to space. >> the co-pilot died in that crash. the surviving pilot is recovering after surgery. he's tacking to doctors now.
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he was known for dressing the stars here an earth. today many came out to pay tribute to the legendary fashion designer. a private funeral held in new york city for oscar de la renta. he died last month. among those who attended his funeral, fellow designers valentino and ralph larn. they were among -- joined by a long list of celebrities, many of whom wore his show-stopping creations on the red carpet. to breaking news. a man escapes from a psyche ward in the district. pat lawson muse has the details. >> his name is kenneth clayton. he escaped this morning. this is what he looks like. clayton was in custody for simple assault, assault on a police officer, possession of unregistered ammunition and being a fugitive. right now officers are out actively looking for him. if he looks familiar to you, you should contact police.
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back to you in the studio. they made the difference between life and death during a fire. up next, the cargivers who became heroes of a different kind speak out. and students all over our area stressed out about their homework. but not at this local school. we'll explain how one campus is we'll explain how one campus is throwing tradition out the after filling out their hogan iquestionaire, aight. 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 e nra.
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on protecting maryland, we just can't trust him.
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three disabled patients are alive thanks to the quick thinking two of caregivers. >> they were rescued from their brning group home today.
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only an news 4, one of those caregivers opens up to mark segraves. he reporting from silver springs. >> reporte the fire was so intense that it destroyed the roof of this house within minutes. inside at the time were three pas, severely disabled. if it weren't for the quick thinking and action of their caregivers, they may not have made it out alive. >> when i looked up, it was fire. >> reporter: the call came in just before 6:00. >> we saw the flames spewing out. >> i didn't really check at that time to see how big the fire was. the first thing i wanted to do ep patients were ryone was out. in separate rooms. >> i couldn't go in through the front. he managed to carry two of the patients to safety.
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residents who knew they were disabled stood outside fearing they wouldn't make it out. >> it's a group home. i was really nervous for all the people inside there. >> reporter: battling the smoke and the flames, they got the patients to safety and waited for help to arrive. >> i brought him out here in the cold and they were shivering. >> they were still in their pajamas. some of them had sheets wrapped over them. i was glo see they got out okay. >> reporte as for whether he thinks of himself and his co-worker as heroes -- >> i don't know. i was just grateful that i was strong enough or smart enough to get everyone out. i'm just thankful to god for that. i wouldn't call myself a hero. if you want to say that, okay. i'm just happy that i could save the people i care for. >> reporter: i'll call him a hero. you'll hear more from him at
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6:00. you may be hearing this beeping over my shoulder. that's the sound of the smoke detectors in this house still going off. coming up, you'll hear more from the hero and what caused this fire and the simple steps to take to make sure it doesn't happen at your house. mark segraves, news 4. the red cross is helping to families after a fire ripped through their rowhomes in maryland. pictures from the frederick news post show the intense flames. this happened overnight along south market street. that's just outside downton frederick. ten homes in all were damaged. everybody made it out safely but there were no fire walls and no sprinklers in the civil war-era homes. no word on a possible cause. it's one of the most debated issues in how your child is educated. homework? no homework? most kids have to do at least some homework. at one montgomery school, no
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homework has been the rule for years. aaron gilchrist has more. >> reporter: anywhere you look inside gaithersburg elementary, you'll probably find kids curled up with a good book. every class has time set aside for individual and group reading. elizabeth just read a book called "the way back home." >> she was left behind. she wanted to run with somebody. so she made her brother come. >> reporter: like her schoolmates, she read the book at home. no worksheets or diagrams. homework went away three years ago. >> we saw a disconnect between what we were having them do here during the day and what we were having them do at home. they spent a year doing research and decided on a different way to create critical thinkers we found there's a lot of student achievement tied to reading that my community is now students are ng at home.
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expected to read for 30 minutes every day. anything they want. >> with like the old paper homework, you finished the math equations and you were done. now you can read book after book and you'll just go on a journey as long as you want. >> i read chapter books. graphic novels. >> reporter: ricardo didn't mind the homework but believes the emphasis on reading will have an impact an his overal education. >> better for myself to do something that will take me somewhere far in life. >> reporter: with all the reading these kids are doing, when they get to middle school they likely will have to do more traditional homework. the question is, will they be ready? >> her conversations with middle schoololrevolve around how hard they are working. >> some of the old eer students are blogging about the books they are reading. and so i think that will translate into the writing piece
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> principal brant admits she doesn't have hard numbers that show the no home work is enhancing student achievement. with a 75% hispanic population, reading is the top priority that works. our body clocks are a bit out of whack. the extra hour of darkness a bit sooner. >> 100% so far say no, no, no. we are not liking this sunset at 5:00. i hate it. take a look out there. we're talking about dark conditions and temperatures y dropping. down to 51 in bowie. 50 in college park. 64 balfour. temperatures into the upper 50s. between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. 46 in the city. many wake up to the upper 30s to lower 40s. it will be cool tomorrow
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morning. it's all clear aroundor region. a few showers toward baltimore county. a system is moving through. it's not going to affect anybody in our area. tomorrow morning, 37 gaithersburg. 39 in bethesda. we're talking about a chilly start to the day on tuesday. tomorrow afternoon, anything but chilly. we're going above average by 10 degrees tomorrow to a high of 72. 72 in burke. a beautiful afternoon. just a great day and nice afternoon no matter where you are. 68 to the west. winchester, over towards the shepherd shepherdn area. and down towards fredericksburg. cloud cover an wednesday. gets breezy wednesday. not bad. 64 an thursday. thursday we expect to see some rain. could be heavy at times. behind that system, a lot
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cooler. high temperatures only in the d into monday.aturday, sunday not just cool but breezy and cool, too. a chance of shower activity on sunday after. once thought to be a lock for democrats, the race to succeed governor o'malley is almost over and it could all come down to our area in determining his replacement. lieutenant governor anthony brown stronghold lies in three of the most populated parts of the state. baltimore city and presence george's county where he lives and represented as a state delegate. and montgomery county. typically one of the bluest in the entire staat. republican larry hogan is counting on western maryland. a republican stronghold for him. also critical, the east rn shore. nothin republican stronghold for larry hogan. e tired of high taxes and they
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want change. so they are hoping that montgomery county somehow could come through for them and be a key part of a victory tomorrow night for the hogan camp. in order to get that win, hogan would need democrats and independentso turn out for him. but will they. coming at 6:00, we'll hear from voters in one battleground county. he's the accused cop killer that had pennsylvania living in fear. we just learned about the one place the search teams didn. >> i'm darcy spencer in presence george's county where new camera technology is now being used that could result in more motorists getting tickets.
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let's check out what stories are trending online, three days after coming back from west africa and developing a fever. there's good news for a man being tested for ebola. the tests at duke university hospital are negative. and other than a fever, the man has no signs of ebola. as a precaution, doctors are reaching out to passengers who shared a bus with him from new jersey to north carolina. >> new details about the american isis suspect arrested at the airport in chicago last month. muhammad khan. he was trying to board a plane heading to turkey. prosecutors disclosed that khan's younger siblings were
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arrested as well. his 17-yoorld sister and 16-year-old brother. but they've not yet been charged with a crime. khan arrived for his siblings to get passports and took a job at a big box retail store to save up for their plane tickets. a driver accused of killing three teenage grls who were trick-or-treatg on halloween had kids in his own car but still drove off. that's according to police who arrested jaquin bell yesterday. the three gishlgss all 13 years old, were run down while walking in santa ana in southern california. were all in costume at the time. >> the speed limit is 45 in that area. and impacting anyone at 45 going the speed limit would still likely cause great bodily injury or death. >> the suspect had two teenses in own car and two other adult relatives. they were all detained but are not charged. we're learning new details
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about the capture of an accused cop killer in pennsylvania arrested several weeks after being in hiding. >> doug shimell from our sister station in philadelphia reports there may have been a key place that was supposed to be searched but search teams didn't look there. >> reporter: with a clean shaven eric frein was taken into custody last week, it was unclear how long he'd been hiding in the old airplane hangar in pocono tonship. state police claim they'd previously searched and cleared the hangar but law enforcement sources tell nbc 10 the hangar had not been searched before. sources claim it was not swept until a newly arrived team of u.s. marshals was assigned there last thursday. when the marshals saw eric frein walking in the open near the hangar and arrested him, it culminated a search that grew
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from the bloomingwood police barracks to the birchwood airfield well to the south. nbc 10 e-mailed state police asking how long they believe frein had been in the hangar and why it allegedly was not searched. but a spokesperson e-mailed back that they, quote, cannot answer any further questions. >> frein now has two court appoind public defenders assigned to his case. >> and he has a preliminary hearing scheduled later thi a few hours before the polls open on this midterm election. and in several candidates, candidates are battling down to the woor. the race for mayor has never been this close this late. in virginia, a lot of money and a lot of dirt spread around. >> the two major candidates for governor of maryland are running neck and neck. and on the national scene, experts are projecting a major
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shift in the u.s. senate. we have a team of reporters working every angle. we begin with chris gordon who is covering the campaigns for maryland governor. >> you think mr. hogan can count on your vote? >> reporter: montgomery county volunteers f republican larry hogan are hoping to convince democrats and independents that it's time for a change. >> the number of democrats that have come into the office that say they're voting for larry has been extremely encouraging. >> reporter: they are encouraged by polls showing the medicine immediate governor's race may be very close, despite the fact that registered democrats outnumber republicans 2-1 statewide. >> do you believe he'll win montgomery county? >> i hope so. i have worked hard. we have -- all of us have worked really hard. >> reporter: prince george's county is considered a strong hold for anthony brown who lives here. but we did find some undecide voters. >> have you decided who you are voting for for


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