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you have a heavy foot, watch out for this. this is one along fort lincoln drive. if you're caught speeding you'll be given a warning for the next 30 days as part of that a grace period. following that though you will be fined. we'll post the locations on the nbc washington app. just search d.c. speed cameras. this morning we now know two 19-year-olds were killed following a crash in anne arundel county. that crash happened on route 50 near 97. an off duty takoma park police officer did not see traffic stopped ahead of him, he slammed into a car killing a 63-year-old father at the scene. that man's daughter and her friend also died from their injuries. today news on the investigation into an alleged sexual assault at the university of virginia. news 4 will be at that press conference in charlottesville this afternoon. the sexual assault was detailed in a now described "rolling stone" magazine article last year. we'll send out a breaking push
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alert on whether that investigation will lead to coming up on 4:31. 40 degrees outside our studios. not too bad for a march morning. >> we could use some more sunshine. tom kierein is standing by with what our forecast will look like this week. >> we'll have a roller coaster of temperatures. of course this is the time of year we see that and we are down now into the upper 20s and low 30s. north and west of the metro area. and right around washington nearby suburbs, upper 30s. reagan national thousand at 43. rest of northern virginia from quantico down to fredericksburg shenandoah valley, most locations above freezing. front royal is at the freezing mark. in the mountains, many locations around 30 degrees. what to wear today, a light jacket have the sunglasses as well. we will have bright sunshine breaking out. we have quite a bit of morning cloudiness, but that sun will break out. neighborhood highs today
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reaching just the upper 40s north and west of the metro area with a few clouds there, but mostly sunny south of washington that's where we'll have the warmest temperatures. should be right around 50 degrees in prince william county and much of loudoun and fauquier and stafford and spotsylvania culpeper to fredericksburg may actually get in to the low 50s and hovering near 50 degrees in southern maryland. and rather cool right near the bay with the bay water temperatures so chilly it will only be in the low to mid-40s right near the bay later this afternoon. melissa, how are the roads? >> yoifroverall looking pretty good. right now looking at 66 95 here overall no major problems. same thing looking at prince george's county rolling along nicely for us this morning. icc at 95 also looking good. right volume. beltway at st. barnabas is rolling right along, as well. as for the construction worth mentioning again, could be there
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5:00 hour, road work been around for about a week of that. and warrenton road at 95 also. it's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make america great again. >> new this morning, it is if i recall texas senator ted cruz is the first person to announce he is running for president in 2016. he put out this video overnight. today he's expected to make an in-person announcement during a speech at liberty university. i'm molette green at the live desk following a developing story, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northern chile. right now no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning. this quake hit just before 2:00 a.m. our time.
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the epicenter north of santiago. that's the latest from the live desk. this morning police are looking for three robbers who attacked a man this georgetown and took off with his shopping bags. this happened on 33rd and volta in northwest. the victim held an ice back over part of his face. police found his two stolen bags down the street. they're also looking in on whether this attack is connected to a similar one where three men punched a man about a week ago. and police are also warning you to be careful in the mt. vernon maybe hood. there was a string of robberies there. you can see them on this map here. five all on the same treat in a 24 hour period. most happened during the day. police say they're looking for multiple men and at least one woman in this case. mayor bowser is expected to announce new early childhood education might be differences this morning.
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her office says the few program is neighborhood based and will ensure more children and families in d.c. receive more comprehensive child development services. p today's announcement is part of the run up to bowser's first state of the district address next tuesday. the theme of that speech will be creating, quote, pathways to the middle class. this afternoon we get a preview of a change you'll see when you go to a nationals game this year. check out the nbc washington app for picture iss pictures of new metal detect toers. nats say major league baseball asked all teams to install metal detectors for your safety. hear the emotional reaction from some players. >> and she hasn't even announced that she's running, but somebody could keep hillary clinton from getting the democratic nod for the white house. friend, family and complete strangers pay their
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hundreds turned out to show their support is for a new york family of orthodox jews that lost seven children this weekend. a fire ripped through their home saturday morning. a funeral was held yesterday in brooklyn for all of the children. they will be buried in israel. youngest victim was 5, the oldest another teenager jumped from a second story window. they are still in critical condition. fire investigators say that fire was caused by a hot plate that was left on. the mother was using the hot
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plate to cook because of the sab both restriction on lighting a flame. today lawyers for accused kill are robert durst are expected in court in louisiana. durst is charged in new orleans with felony gun and drug possession. investigators found a revolver and five ounces of marijuana in his hotel room when they arrested him. his lawyers will argue for his release so that he can face a murder charge though, in california. police arrested durst for the murder of his friend susan berman back in 2000. he denies the charge before the 71-year-old was the focus of an hbo documentary. later today lawyers for the boston marathon bomber are expected to cross-examine an fbi computer expert who testified dzhokhar tsarnaev had an al qaeda inspired magazine on his computer. prosecutors could rest their case later this week. the 21-year-old faces the death penalty for carrying out the deadly 2013 attack with his
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brother. three people died and more than 260 were hurt. want to switch gears now at 20 minutes before the top of the hour take a live look outside for folks this morning. where we're seeing -- it's dark and cloudy out there. >> storm team 4 meteorologiststanding by with weather and traffic on the 1s. starting off this monday morning, you you still need your winter coat. it's cold. we'll have it chilly to your walk to work forecast. waiting for the bus or metro, we'll stay in the mid-30s through much of the morning commute. and then by the afternoon when you're heading back home you can shed a layer. we'll be hovering around 50 degrees by later this afternoon. quite a bit of sunshine, but still rather cool. and a little bit cooler than average for this time of year. ps s temperatures right now are cold. near freezing. inside the beltway, generally upper 30s. and the rest of northern virginia is hovering upper 30s to near 40 degrees.
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a look at our roller coaster temperatures for the week ahead, that's coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51. we have some road work this morning. >> this is actually emergency road work that just popped up. branch avenue at naylor road. so that could be around a little longer than 5:00 a.m. since this is what they call apemergency road work. could be perhaps a pothole, something like that trying to patch before the morning commute. wide look at things overall, no major problems. beltway at colesville road also looking good here this morning. 66 at engineergerman german towne road no issues. back at 4:51 with a live look at 95 in virginia.towne road, no issues. back at 4:51 with a live look at 95 in virginia. he's the first to throw his hat into the ring. we told you at the top of the ring ted cruz announced he's running for president. so why is he getting ready to announce it again? and a man who claims a
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prince george's county officer put a gun to his head speaks ou
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i can't imagine what kind of argument it was that would lead her to stab her mother. it makes no sense. >> danny can't believe his 94-year-old great aunt his dead and police say her own daughter killed her. the 60-year-old daughter suffered from mental illness. investigators say michelle davis killed her own mother margaret wells on saturday. they say the two were arguing at their home in which i will lum oig chillum. wells was married for nearly 50 years when her husband passed away. turned 95 in may. a police officer in prince george's county will not be on the job because he's been
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indicted on assault and misconduct charges. the alleged victim talked about the incident for the first time. william cunningham says officer santiago confronted him outside his home over where he was parked. he says santiago then placed a glock to his forehead and in his mouth and threatened him. >> when the officer, you know pulled high school service revolver and put it against my head several times, i just you know kind of felt like the -- it was the end of my life. >> there is cell phone video of the incident but it has not been released publicly. cunningham and his family say they believe this is an isolated incident. 15 before the hour right now. the race to the white house has officially begun. texas senator ted cruz announced he will run. richard jordan live on
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lynchburg to make the announcement. >> reporter: he put out a tweet that said i'm running for president and i hope to earn your support. he's expected to deliver the same message today at liberty university in lynchburg, a home base for his conservative crowd where he's a tea party favorite there. this is the also the christian evangelical school founded by jerry falwell. so cruz will have a lot of supporters there, likely turning into his first presidential campaign rally. there was this month an nbc/"wall street journal" poll that asked republican voters if they would consider supporting ted cruz, 40% said yes. that puts him eighth from the top. so it doesn't look like he's a front runner but that could be why he decided to get in early and get this head start. >> richard jordan live for us. thank you.
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and there are new signals from maryland's former governor martin o'malley that he will challenge hillary clinton for his party's nomination in iowa. it's a critical state to any democrat hoping to become a clear alter naf to clinton. o'malley spoke with income inequality and oversight of wall street. his decision in recent weeks to not run for the retiring barbara mikulski's senate seat is seen as another sign that he might run for president. governor mcauliffe will be in northern virginia this morning to mark the anniversary of the affordable care act. he'll be in arlington. don beyer will also be there along with sylvia burwell and lots of people affected by the law. maryland governor larry hogan's plan to increase the number of charter schools in the state could be in jeopardy. the "washington post" reports state senators are planning to strike down key provisions in the bill. hogan's plan would have given charter school leaders the power to hire and fire set admissions
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criteria and get more public funding. state and house leaders are working on their own separate plans. all the teams from our area that you were rooting for no longer playing in the madness this month. >> upset losses by georgetown virginia and maryland this weekend mean a lot of you you were hoping for a decent bracket, whatever that means that the point. maryland posted a thank you to its seniors on facebook. that has more than 4,000 likes right now. >> and news 4 sports reporter carol maloney shows us how they're reacting in the locker room. >> reporter: the road ends here for the maryland terrapins. but it wasn't the game that had the guys in tears affidavits. it was the good-bye. >> i haven't cried that much in a long time.
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>> obviously it's been an unbelievable year. i just want to thank them for giving me a great ride this year. a year ago today i wasn't in a very good place. and today i'm in a great place because of that group in there. >> how much does it make it tougher knowing that you two have to split up? >> it will be tough. i'm sure it will be tough. but he taught me how to play the game the right way. he taught me things that i needed to know in life. so it was never just about basketball. >> all good things don't have to come to an end. the maryland terrapins coming home knowing the future looks bright. first, though, trimble had to recover from the head injury that knocked him out of the game. yes this, one will hurt for a
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while. in columbus, carol maloney will news 4 sports. >> but you know what hats off to the young men from the maryland terrapins basketball team. it was a great season. they did a phenomenal job. great run for them. so hats off to those guys. the women's team from maryland number one seed is alive and well in its tournament at least as of right now.terps play the undefeated princeton tigers in college park today. >> good luck to them. all right. the weather this morning, not as chilly as it has been but then again, it is spring. we're hoping for some more changes. tom kierein with hopefully some good news. >> up and down we go. this is the time of year we had snow on friday then got to almost 60 on saturday all the snow's gold mere freezing this morning. fasten your safety belts. it will be a bumpy ride for the week ahead. here is storm team 4 skycast going forward through the day we'll have quite a bit of sunshine. morning clouds giving way to
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afternoon sunshine. just a few clouds floating through. and then overnight tonight, the clouds return and by this time tomorrow morning, we might have a few scattered flurries around. just a reminder that march is a fickle month. right now it is down to near freezing north and western suburbs. howard frederick, loudoun. in pair fax county now in the upper 30s. farther south from prince william county stafford spotsylvania to fauquier and culpeperer hovering right near 40 degrees, but it may drop a couple more degrees over the next couple of hour. by 8:00, mox of the reenlgst of the region in the low to mid-30s with a partly sunny sky. bright sunshine by noontime. mid-40s. this afternoon, hovering around 50 degrees. cooler and the average high but still pleasant and lots of sunshine and light wind. the average high is 59. and we'll be below that today
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and again tomorrow. then we'll soar above that on thursday. in fact thursday may be near 70 degrees. share that. spread that around to all your friends. 70 degrees maybe on thursday. and then on friday we get a little bit cooler than amp for the weekaverage for the weekend. upper 50s near 60 on wednesday. and then soaring to maybe even low 70s in a few spots on thursday with scattered showers. some rain showers are looking likely on thursday with that mild air. now, going forward into the weekend, storm team 4 seven day outlook on friday partly cloudy a bit cooler highs upper 50s. and chance of some rain maybe a few wet snowflakes on saturday. no big deal, but cooler with highs around 50. and then sunshine back with highs mid-50s. we have some road work here emergency road work that popped up a little bit ago.
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branch avenue at naylor road. a couple lanes blocked. wide look, no major problems. inner loop and outer loop, everything flowing nicely. 270 at old hundred road through hyatts town a little bit of volume headed around that corner. totally typical. no major issue there. 95 in virginia here at lorton road that's flowing well, as well. no major problems there. and then the wood row will so that woodrow wilson bridge, no problems either way at this point. taking a look at 95 in maryland looking good. same thing looking at bw parkway. so overall, keeping our fingers crossed it will be like this for the rest of the morning. good news this morning, gas prices going down. bad new, everywhere but here. how much you can expect to pay at the pump. and a warning for kneenee nissan
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this morning federal safety regulators are concerned a fix for two nissan recalls didn't correct the rob.problem. they had recalled nearly 990,000 cars and suvs with a problem with its air bag sensors. computer software may not have
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detected an adult sitting in the passenger's seat. the ntsb says horn 1more than 100 people complained problems still happened following the repairs. nissan insists it fixed the issues. gas prices around the country are falling but not in our area. we just checked for you. according to aaa, prices are on average ten cents higher than a month ago. in d.c. it will cost you $2.53 a gallon. in maryland, $2.40. it will cost you on average $2.23 for a gallon of regular unleaded in virginia. and gas is $2.40 a gallon in west virginia. a new study is proving what many parents already think, that recess is pretty much essential. researchers at stanford university say the key, though, is quality recess. specially trained coaches were sent to krikssix elementary schools
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to start programs focused on following rules, conflict resolution and sportsmanship. nearly of half of the students showed better teamwork and had a better attitude. get the kids outside, make sure they get their energy out so that they're less to deal with when they get home. >> smart way to do it. pretty cool story for you. a local math whiz publishes an article in a scholarly journal and everybody is tweeting about it. oh yeah he also plays for the baltimore ravens. >> john urschel's work was recently published in the journal of computational mathematics. part of your daily lead i'm sure. he tweeted recently that his work with math is quote, the best relationship i've ever had. >> how about that. you know -- >> needless to say, not mine. communications major, which is why we're here. >> i know a few math people
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though. i call them math people. i mean, they are big into anything with numbers and it's like -- >> those people. >> it's like chocolate. it's a big deal. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m.. you are waking up to winterlike temperatures this morning. take a look here some neighborhoods are at the freezing mark. good morning, everybody. we're approaching 5:00 a.m.. >> and good morning, everyone. i'm erika gonzalez. it will be a little cooler than yesterday, so you might want to add a layer while you take the kids out to school this morning. >> tom kierein says the chill won't last all day. tom, good morning. >> good morning. starting off near freezing with partly cloudy sky. here is the live view from the storm team 4 tower camera overlooking northwest washington. all is calm and quiet. but we have a cold start for the
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morning, but then a cool afternoon to follow. roller coaster temperatures for the week ahead. temperatures right now are freezing including howard montgomery frederick northern shenandoah valley panhandle of west virginia, hagerstown one of the cool spots down to 29 p. rest of northern virginia hovering a little above freezing. spotsylvania culpeper fauquier hovering upper 30s. upper 30s mere 40 around the chesapeake bay, as well. for the morning between 7 ouk:00 and 8:00 mid-30s. partly cloudy. next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 5:11 your drive time forecast commute for the day ahead. and now let's check on the road work around on this


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