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when to fill his seat. they have to officially declare the vacancy in ward 8. candidates will be running to fill the remainder. our coverage continues on we will continue to bring you reaction through the morning from colleagues and constituents touched by the d.c. mayor for life. 4:31 on this monday morning. want to get you caught up on our weather headlines stkph let's check in with tom kierein. love this warm up, tom. >> it has been incredible for november. it's been quite a while since we have had it this warm. we are still getting light showers now in loudoun county, prince william, fauquier, western fairfax. farther north and east, 95 between baltimore and washington, everything is wet from the overnight rains.
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your monday headlines, it's going to be a mild morning and a warm afternoon. and rain and snow now looking likely for wednesday. so we are hashtaging wild swing weather for the day ahead and through mid week. we will have quite a bit of change. in the metro, mid 60s in prince george's. low to mid 60s in fairfax. farther south and west, mild weather. 65 in warrenton. coming up, next weather and traffic on the 1s, a look at neighborhood highs for the afternoon. melissa is looking at that crash. no doubt wet roads. >> absolutely. the crash because of the wet roads. inner loop at annapolis, the ramp. could be there for some time. it is an overturned vehicle. in virginia, 66 and 95, no problems opinion headed up to the beltway. inner and outer loop, everything
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flowing and nice and green this morning. 395 north between duke and seminary, two right lanes blocked. live pictures of 270 coming up in a couple of minutes. 4:32. a lot of people have water in montgomery county. a big water main broke a half mile south of randolph in wheaton. take a look here. you can see water covering parts of the road. police had to shut down part of the road there. right now everything is okay again. two people will be in court for illegally carrying guns near the white house. april dubois has been arrested. and r.j. copheim was arrested
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wednesday after agents found a rifle, ammunition and a knife on alexander place northwest. he told agents someone told him to drive from iowa to d.c. for a meeting with president obama. today a judge could decide to drop charges against dozens of convicted criminals. an fbi agent is accused of tampering with evident from their indication, including taking guns and drugs. the agent's name is matthew lowry. he is under investigation right now. as many as 28 separate cases could be dropped today. today the university of virginia president will tackle claims of multiple rapes. the president suspended all greek university organizations and have hired a lawyer. >> today in montgomery county, a
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substitute teacher accused of sexually abusing students will be in court. right now he is being held on $150,000 bond. charged with sex abuse of a minor in four separate cases. several female students have come forward saying i touched them inappropriately between 2004 and 2014 at different montgomery county schools. angie goff at the live desk. crews are searching through rubble after a three-story building collapses in chicago. half a dozen firefighters digging in the rain. a hearing all floors were pancaked. two women and a dog were rescued. we hear some kind of explosion happened before this collapse. 4:35. after another abyss mal game, discussions turn back to rg3.
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head coach jay gruden gave him confidence saying he would be the starting quarterback next week. he was hoping to silence the critics with a win against the 49ers yesterday but san francisco had other plans. rg3 getting sacked. in the postgame news conference, griffin tried to stay positive. >> we're going to stay positive, watch the tapes and try to get better each week. trust the process. trust what we're doing. >> the redskins face the colts in indianapolis next week. that's a tough game. no break from mother nature. the concern for those in buffalo after they try to dig out from that massive blizzard. and the high temperatures you'll see in your neighborhood in the day ahead with weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. bracing for a decision. live to ferguson for a look at
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the mood in that community as they wait for a decision on the michael brown shooting.
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take a look at this. a lot of people are getting
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ready to evacuate their homes today. temperatures are above freezing. it's not only expected to rain but all the piles of snow are now melting. new york governor andrew cuomo said it could cause dangerous flooding. in some parts of buffalo, we are seeing seven feet of snow. people are waiting for free tickets. they will not be allowed to be sold online. scalpers were trying to sell them for more than $100 each >> today prince george's community college and the county crisis center are bringing attention to teen homelessness. one night without a home will sleep outside in cardboard box shelters with nothing more than a few blankets. it lasts until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow >> we have been talk building some of the cold weather that
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affects some of the people who don't have a place to leave. >> already 64 degrees outside our studios. weather and traffic on the 1s. here's tom kierein. >> people are waking up saying, did he say 64? yes, it is that mild. a strong southwesterly flow. we've had that rain coming on through. it also brought in much milder weather. right now storm team 4 radar patches of green, poolsville, western fairfax from great falls all the way down to chantilly and far southern loudoun, from ashburn down into central. now prince william county. that's south of manassas. right now downtown manassas getting a little sprinkle like activity, stafford county. a little sprinkle along 95. even though the rain is all to the area roads are remaining wet. we have had pretty good soak
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issing rains overnight. east of the blue ridge to the bay are in the low to mid-6 0s right now. predawn on this monday. right now hovering near 50 in the shenandoah valley. mid and upper 50s in much of west virginia and maryland. look at our highs today. soaring into the mid-70s around washington. mid-70s in southern maryland near the bay with wind off the water. high upper 60s to near 70. low 70s shenandoah, making it to 70 degrees as well. a chance of rain and snow on wednesday. a look at that next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51. melissa, how are things rolling now? >> i don't know if i should cover my ears or eyes. i don't want to hear it. i don't want to see it so much. no major problems. 95 northbound, approaching a little bit slow because of construction. otherwise, looking pretty good. no major problems here.
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the only crash is the one we have been telling you about. inner loop, annapolis road, we have the ramp blocked. as we widen back out, 66 and 95, everything there is flowing just fine. and heading up north to 270, westmont goalry, 28, looking good. you see the sheen on the road. just a warning for us. live picture in prince george's coming up. falling gas prices coming at the right time. what you can expect to pay at the pump this week as you get ready to head out of town for the holidays >> remembering the live and legacy of a d.c. icon. what the long-time nurse of marion barry is saying about her relationship with the former mayor.
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the city of ferguson is bracing on a decision on whether to indict a local police officer for shooting and unarmed black teenager. we have more on what's happening there. jennifer, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. the tension is very, very high in all the greater st. louis area. it's all anybody is talking about. across a wide cross-section of people. speculation that a grand jury is close to a decision got people talking about it even more this weekend. there were indications that the grand jury might be close. gearing up, working 12-hour
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shifts. barricades went up around this courthouse on saturday. that's where the the grand jury is resuming deliberation again today. but all of it is speculation. whether to indict midarren wils for the shooting of unarmed teenager michael brown. they have been meeting for three months. that has been extended through january. just the idea they might be coming to a decision is pure speculation. but the longer it takes the more tense people are around here. it's like a dark cloud hanging over the community and they just want it over. eun, back to you. . live in clayton, missouri, jennifer, thank you. . 4:46. things are turning to normal at
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an army post. police detained someone in what they are calling a suspicious car there. he threatened to boston the base. investigators have not said whether they found any explosives. ot of you will be traveling the next few days. exhaustion may be the cause of a deadly bus crash in northern california. the bus slipped and top of it was sheered off. 40 people were taken to the hospital. one man died. >> angie goff with breaking news out of afghanistan. two nato service members are confirmed dead after an attack in the eastern part of the country. we still don't know where these troops are from. kabul police chief saying a bomb on a bike exploded near a military convoy. so far 64 foreign troops have died in afghanistan. half of them, eun, have been american. thank you, angie. it is now 4:48.
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we're continuing to look back on the life and legacy of d.c. mayor for life marion barry. he passed away early yesterday morning at the age of 78 from heart problems. reaction continues to pour in from those who knew barry personally. carol schwartz released a statement saying, "i, like others, thought marion barry was invincible. marion personified d.c. and his passing is a great loss to all of us. >> we are also getting reaction from barry's long-time nurse. she said it meant a lot to her that he made it home before he passed away. >> he was talking. it was just natural cause. >> our coverage of marion barry's legacy continues to we have more reaction to his death and an interview with the former mayor where he responds to his critics.
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some of the cup's most well-known and respected americans are in d.c. to receive the highest civilian freedom. medal of freedom. meryl streep, stevie wonder and tom brokaw are among the recipients. today you have a chance to help a needy family on thanksgiving as part of our food for families campaign. 6:00 a.m. this morning until 7:00 p.m. and a phone bank this morning starting at 6:00, you can make a donation by calling 202-885-4949. you can donate online at any time at it's such a great effort. i will be manning the phones, along with aaron. so please call. news 4 and the "today" show took part in this weekend's second annual cranksgiving food
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drive. their legs might be sore as they biked 12 miles through the district picking up canned goods and other foods. all the proceeds benefit were miriam's kitchen. >> always a part of giving back. such an important reminder this time of the year. >> it was very fun. we are very, very sore. i couldn't make it up capitol hill. >> it is a hill. that's for sure. pretty steep grade. we went over to independence, eastern market, glen's market. 21st and g. a great way to see our on city. it really is. >> you got a little tour. >> and there's safety in numbers too. a whole group of us going along. >> and the traffic was good too. they saw we were on a charity ride. people were very good about
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giving us room to get on by. we appreciate that too. >> we are excited about the warmth today. >> yes. and then you'll be sad by wednesday. storm team 4 radar showing most of the rain is over. radar is zooming in showing a few lingering sprinkles it is drifting north and east and heading right into the metro area. we're going to have this light rain another hour or so. then it will begin to dry out. all the streets are wet. mild morning. it is downright balmy. near the bay waters, annapolis, 56. near 50 in the shenandoah valley. the mildest air is east of the blue ridge. fredericksburg, lorton, 66 degrees. low to mid-60s between 7:00 and
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8:00. sun should be breaking out after 8:00. and the winds will pick up. we could have winds gusting 20, 25 miles per hour. upper '60s, near 70 with with a gusty wind. back into the upper 60s. mid-70s around 3:00 by midafternoon. lots of sunshine. winds diminish tonight. temperatures in the 40s by dawn tomorrow. tuesday, not as mild. above the average high, 54. 59 then. wednesday, a big change. low 40s in the morning. afternoon highs, low 30s. and here's the pattern. all of this area in green is potential rain. north and west of that is snow. a mix with the pink zone. it begins in the morning by dawn, ending by sunset. changes to snow in the afternoon. best chances west of i-95. moderate to high impact on
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travel around our region and up and down the northeast corridor on the big travel day, wednesday. thanksgiving, chilly, melting snow. near 40 on friday. the weekend remaining drive. melissa, who is slowly walking towards me. >> notice no heels today, today. my legs will never quite be the same. but it was worth it. and we had a lot of fun. everything looking quite good north and south. lee highway, tom has been talking about it, rain all over the area. my street was slick. a lot of leaves have fallen last night. that's nasty and something to think about. virginia, 95 northbound. southbound, you're fine. 68 miles per hour. beltway at st. barnabas rolling right along. inner and outer loop, the ramp blocked. that's a crash that's been there quite some time. and looking a little bit north, you can see 95 northbound a
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little bit slow. and bw parkway into and out, that is looking quite good. live picture 95 and maryland coming up. the season to spend. how many of us will be making impulse buys when we head out to do our holy day shopping. the thanksgiving tradition that marion barry made in reality. plus, sharing his story. what barry told oprah winfrey in one of his last interviews.
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we are working to find the identities of three people. alcohol and speed contributed to this crash. this chevy suburban drove off the road on east west highway. eight people were inside. a man and two women died. they were not wearing seat belts. the other people, including the driver, were taken to the hospital. a driver who hit and killed a bicyclist and took off.
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the deadly accident happened early yesterday morning. the biker was hit on martin luther king boulevard at forbes. he was riding along the curb when he was hit by a car they are looking for a black she dad, a broken head lamp and a piece of its bumper missing. aaa says global prices for crude oil continue to drop to levels not seen since 2010. however, the price could change on thursday if oil producers decide to cut production. the average in the district is $3.05. maryland, $2.84. west virginia is $2.93. >> >> reaction powers ifrlevels. vincent gray expressed deep sadness and called barry a true
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statesmen. he promised a memorial ceremony worthy of barry's service. and marion barry's annual turkey give away will still go on in ward 8. volunteers will hand out 3,000 free turkeys to needy families tomorrow. the event runs from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. the free bird are given out on a first come, first served basis. oprah winfrey did one of the last extensive interviews with moyer yann barry. she talked to barry about his new book "mayor for life". >> if you don't have the courage to carry out your conviction, god gave me a lot of gifts.
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stay with us. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. right now on news 4 today, preparing to honor the life of marion barry. what we are learning about d.c.'s plans to pay their respects to the mayor for life. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome on this monday, november 24th, 2014. a live look outside. 64 degrees outside our studio at 5:00 a.m. what a warmup. we like it. >> we do. let's go to tom kierein and get you caught up on the morning's forecast. >> the clouds are racing in from the south and bringing in some milder air and sweeping the rain away. we have had generally a quarter to half an inch around the metro area. still getting light rain and sprinkles in this area in green, montgom


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