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called in the national guard and protests have remained peaceful. lifting the curfew people say allows baltimore to begin to heal. >> it's been a very hard week but we have kept everybody safe. since monday night we haven't had any serious problems. >> i think a lot of the unrest has been settled, settled down in the sense of the protests. but that doesn't mean the work doesn't continue. >> the mayor says part of healing baltimore is bringing rioters to justice. police are going through video and social media in an effort to keep those responsible. it's 4:30. we know the names of two people who died in a crash in charles county. they were riding a motorcycle on route 301 in waldorf yesterday. according to police they slammed into the back of a pickup truck. then their harley caught fire. d.c. police offering a $25,000 reward to help them
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solve the murder of a teenager. police say someone shot anthony benson on georgia avenue friday night. officers found him near the intersection of georgia and missouri avenues. benson died. he was from oxen hill. he was 17 years old. 4:31 is our time right now and we are waking up to 64 warm degrees outside. >> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein will tell us about more on our warm weather. gorgeous yesterday. more of the same today, tom? >> yeah the pollen count really jumped. you probably felt it if you were out for a period of time. we're all clear this morning, don't have any rain anywhere in the vicinity. temperatures are down into the 50s. shenandoah valley, nearby suburbs. near 50 in prince george's, fairfax county. a few spots have hit the 40s. warrenton down to 45. and right around the bay, it's generally in the 50s. pax river at 60 degrees and reagan national is around 60 as
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well. there's the moon lit clear sky to our west. live view from the tower camera, a cool morning and then another warm afternoon with temperatures hitting the 80s. then a likelihood of thunderstorms moving in to tomorrow. next weather and traffic on the 1s i'll look at your bus stop forecast what to wear for this warm morning. what's going on on the roads? >> we'll have dry roads which i can thank you for. no major problems as you look at the beltway here. overall, actually looking quite good this morning. we have this situation we're hearing about i think it's probably construction. georgia avenue between randolph and layhill. the camera there does not work so i can't get my eyes on it. two lanes blocked in each direction. whatever it is it can slow you down. outer loop at georgia, there's some road work there. for the next 30 minutes or so. 66 and 95 into and out of town looking quite good here.
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no major issues as you're looking at 66 and 95. a look at prince george's county, a live look in ten minutes. >> melissa, thank you. 4:33. today a new panel will begin looking at the law enforcement activities. governor terry mcauliffe created that after the controversial arrest of a uva student in march. cell phone video captured the agents holding down martese johnson. he got a severe cut on his foreahead and mcauliffe has ordered retraining of abcs as. prosecutors say samson lawrence attacked his wife and tried to kill her two years ago. they say he threatened her with knives, sprayed lysol in her face and beat her up with a metal lamp. lawrence was first on trial last summer but the jury could not reach a verdict. in prince george's county an officer accused of assaulting a high schooler will get a hearing today. the student was 17.
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expect delays driving around the watergate building in the district today. parts of virginia avenue northwest are closed because of a garage collapse there. d.c. fire and ems tweeted a photo saying crews stabilized that structure over the weekend and searched the rubble. they did not find anyone there. on friday that garage collapsed and a cadaver dog conducted something in the rubble. two works were hurt. watch your speed in the district. the police activated six new speed cameras. this one is on wisconsin avenue near the observatory. the other five are scattered throughout the city. you can go to nbc washington app to see exactly where these cameras are located. if the cameras catch you speeding you'll get a warning in the mail. after 30 days those warnings turn into ticket. it's 4:35. it can cost you more to park in arlington. the prices would go from $1.25
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to $1.50. that hike would go into effect in september. a first 4 traffic alert before you head out the door if you're taking 395 through the third street tunnel the off ramp to massachusetts avenue is down to one lane only. you'll also have to keep your speed to 35 miles per hour. it's going to stay that way for a year and a half as d-dot works to upgrade the tunnel. the college republicans and democrats will show "american sniper" at the hoff theater. after the movie there will be a panel discussion. the student intertapement events group -- entertainment events postponed that screening. the muslim group was concerned because they say it's anti-muslim. multiple big announcements expected today in the republican race to be president. later this morning, dr. ben carson is expected to make his bid official in his hometown of
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detroit. >> also today former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina is expected to announce and tomorrow mike huckabee will add his name to the race. well, get ready for game three. the caps are playing the new york rangers at the verizon center tonight. they split two games in new york so the series is tied 1-1. after tonight the teams will play this wednesday. go caps. you can hear all the excitement -- and wear your d.c. wiz gear. the teams come to the verizon center this saturday. looks like tickets will cost you between 65 and $1,000. i know. what a come back though for the wizards yesterday. they were trailing almost the entire game. >> we have to get bradley and john back in good health there. >> that's right. let's move -- not everyone is happy about
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this, the policy change could lead to. hope is not fading in nepal are search and rescue teams are finding people purr buried alive. why customs inspections are slowing things down. chilling new video just in as women and children kidnapped by boko haram escape. who's being credited for their freedom? and taking a live look at temperatures right now. most places in the 50s. we could see a 30
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take a look at this video from the nigerian military. it appears to show boko haram militants running away in the forest. it also shows women and children running from huts. they were being held against their will. the nigerian air force says pilots directed the women and children away from the militants. hundreds of people were arrested and the rescued women have been telling their stories of captivity. coming up on 4:41 right now. 64 degrees outside our studios. what should you wear today? not much. tom kierein is in the storm team 4 -- >> well, you know, hang on. >> i'm just saying it will be warm. almost hot, right? >> you want to be decent. we're starting off though kind of cool. you'll want to at least one layer at the bus stop this
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morning between 7:00 and 8:00. students boarding buss will still be in the 50s with bright sunshine. it will start to jump into the 60s between 8:00 and 9:00 as a quick warm-up is underway. dress one layer this morning and then shed that layer, you'll be comfortable in short sleeves during the afternoon. have the sunglasses with you. we'll have that bright sun rising at 6:07. then we'll have mostly sunny skies through the rest of the afternoon. a look at our storm chances for tomorrow. that's next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 4:51. melissa has an update on the crash. >> another new crash here, 395 southbound after washington boulevard. this is the closest camera there at washington boulevard. so the crash out of view for us this morning. right now on the outer loop of the beltway here, you can see headed down towards 95. we'll swing up the first 4 swing up to that 395 situation. 95 in maryland everything looking good there.
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and 270 northbound and southbound rolling at 55 miles per hour. back in ten minutes. it's a story sure to have parents on edge. gang members are trying to recruit members. the defense for dzhokhar
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you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back at 47:44. custom inspections are slowing down supplies to earthquake victims in nepal. you can see a lot of the supplies sitting in hangars. nepal eased custom restrictions but runway damage forced them to ban large planes from landing. a bottleneck is being created at customs and those supplies are
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crucial for hospitals. yesterday, three people were pulled alive from the rubble eight days after that earthquake hit. more than 7,200 people have died due to that earthquake. 15 before the hour right now. for the first time in days people in baltimore are not waking up under a citywide curfew. nbc's edward lawrence is live on capitol hill with how lifting this curfew is just the first step to returning normalcy to baltimore. edward, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. there's no curfew this morning. people are moving around the city freely at all hours. the mall that was destroyed even has reopened now. all of it is a symbol that life is returning to normal. national guard will pull out in a few days. the focus now turns to dealing with this systemic problems that erupted in violence last week. the mayor of baltimore promises police reform and local elected leaders promise to fix the economic despair in the area. a representative elijah
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cummings, a democrat from maryland says he'll bring bipartisan delegation from congress to baltimore and he wants to start federal initiatives that could bring jobs back to baltimore and bring jobs back to the specific areas that were damaged during the violence of the riots. back to you. >> edward, thank you. today president obama will announce that his my brothers keeper initiative is becoming a nonprofit organization. the new classification allows the president to continue helping young men of color through the organization after he leaves office. the president will make the announcement today at lehman college in the bronx. students at sterling middle school say gang members tried to recruit them. five students from park view high school tried to recruit middle school students earlier this year. the loudoun county sheriff's office issued a search warrant in this case and deputies reviewed surveillance video that verified the students' stories. one student said he was punched in the chest. today defense lawyers could call members of dzhokhar
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tsarnaev's family to the stand. they're hoping to convince a jury not to sentence him to death. last month the jury found tsarnaev guilty on all counts. today a state department worker is expected in a courtroom. daniel rosen is charged with soliciting a child for sex. fairfax county police said he had a series of online exchanges with a detective. security clearance has been suspended. he's on administrative leave and he's facing separate charges for voyeurism and stalking in the district. this is a story we'll be watching in the week ahead. fairfax county school district is considering adding gender identity to the nondiscrimination policy. supporters say the move could protect gender -- transgender students rather and teachers in fairfax county. a policy change could lead to mixed sex bathrooms. the school district says it would hire a consultant to help plan policies including bathroom use in locker rooms. the vote is set for thursday.
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in montgomery county this morning, investigators will be trying to find out how a fire started at an elementary school. take a look at some photos here. you can see the damage done to one of the portable classes. this is at negotiaten elementary. $10,000 in damage done here. chapman beat retired major eric noble in a close race. noble used to be a high ranking deputy in the sheriff's office and he criticized how chapman is managing the budget and staff. this morning there's more money to fund brain tumor research. more than 10,000 people laced up their running shoes for the race for hope at freedom plaza yesterday. organizers rolled out a 42 foot long wall of hope. the roth family came one the idea for that wall to honor their father. >> there are more and more children being diagnosed every day and young people.
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my husband was 53 when he died and that was not an unusual age for somebody to be stricken with it. so we need to keep this going and make this dreadful disease go away. >> that event raised more than $2 million. a college in northern virginia is receiving some national attention. the center for digital education says northern virginia community college isdigital large community college in the country. the center said they have strong resources for distance learners. the fairfax community college won it for medium sized schools. students at the seed public charter school is being trained by scientists from the smith sewnian -- smithsonian. the smithsonian is trying to
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figure out why kinds of wildlife live in our area and how they interact with us and the young people are helping us out. >> i don't like when they interact too closely. although i did see a bunny rabbit running across the parking lot. >> you don't mind those? >> the bunnies are okay. i don't mind. the fox foxes -- >> different story. >> deer. >> being chased by a fox? >> i didn't see any foxes or any possums. those scare me. the raccoons. >> or coyotes. we have coyotes here nearby. of course a lot of deer too. >> too much. >> and the coyotes are howling at a full moon it's out this right now. a beautiful start to the day. >> that was my stomach, sorry. >> okay. >> or an angry wolverine. there's the skycast 4 on your screen. we'll have plenty of sunshine through the morning and the rest of the day. just a few clouds drifting through for your lunch hour. absolutely gorgeous spring day coming up today. we'll have our temperatures warming about 30 degrees from
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where they are right now. we're in the low 50s in prince george's, montgomery counties. lorton and manassas at 48. shenandoah valley in the mountains most locations there are in the 50s. couple spots 56. i took this picture yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. of the full moon getting low in the western sky and it's a bright moon that we have with us right now as well. post yours on facebook twitter and share on instagram. there's the capitol under this moon lit sky this morning. temperatures will be warming to around 60 by 8:00 a.m. then jumping to near 80 by noon. and then mid afternoon soaring to the mid 80s. a tremendous change in temperature from where we are right now. we'll have plenty of sunshine and the humidity not very high. the pollen count is high though. temperatures by dawn tomorrow in the mid 60s. the next chance of storms looks to be tomorrow afternoon. we could get some thunderstorms, tuesday afternoon. only a very small chance they would produce maybe some hail.
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only a very chance of damaging winds. highs in the mid 80s tomorrow. wednesday, a bit cooler. we'll have a northeast wind. temperatures low 60s in the morning. might get an isolated passing shower during the day on wednesday and still a little bit cooler as we get into thursday. but above the average high of 73. we'll be in the mid 70s to upper 70s on thursday. then 80s again on friday, saturday and sunday. warm pattern returns. might get a passing shower on saturday. partly sunny on sunday, but highs low to mid 80s over the weekend. a look at the monday morning commute with melissa. we have a brand new closure. this one in arlington. i just got off the phone with police, columbia pike, it is completely shut down there at south frederick street. so going to get some more information on this one for you throughout the morning. the report is that there are downed wires blocking the roadway there. also remember have this crash here 395 southbound at
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washington boulevard, just after washington boulevard. blocking the two left lanes. right now, first 4 traffic tracker is on its way to 395 south just after washington boulevard. again the two left lanes are blocked. as you take a big look at the beltway, everything moving along nicely. overall 66 and 95 also rolling along. a live look at 95 in maryland coming up. it's a girl. but does she have a name yet? the latest on the princess captivating people around the globe. how long is your commute to and from work? it could have a big impact on
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you're watching "news4 today." >> britain's new princess may already have a new name but we're still waiting to hear what it is. people in london have been placing bets and alice, charlotte and olivia are the top names. right now the baby are at kensington palace. and the baby girl is the fourth in line to the throne behind her grandfather, prince charles. prince william then baby george. she is adorable, the baby so cute and kate looks amazing of course. >> i like charlotte. >> charlotte i like all those names. alice. they're all traditional, very classic names. elizabeth is up there and diana
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would be a good choice. well, a man in our area is trying to make a difference for foster kids. >> rob shear used to be a foster kid and remembers carrying all his stuff in a garbage bag. >> we want our children to do better. we need to make a difference and we need to make a difference today. >> now, he started the comfort cases project to provide suitcases to foster children. he held an auction to raise money for the project in dupont circle. lower wage workers travel further to get to work in the d.c. area. housekeepers, nurses, cooks and cashiers travelled 33 minutes or more one way to get to work. on the other hand, high income earners including lawyers, doctors and economists have the shortest commutes. many of these people live in downtown washington a few miles from work. well, you'll have another chance to win big in virginia. virginia lottery's newest draw game cash for life debuts tonight.
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you can try to match five out of 16 numbers along with one out of four cash ball numbers matching all six numbers wins the top prize. that's either $1,000 a day for the rest of your life, i could go for that or a one-time cash option of $7 million. i could go for that too. ticket costs $2. drawings will be at 9:00 on mondays and thursdays. all right. we need to piebuy some tickets for the cash for life. it's not related -- i wish it were. >> i'll save this so i get all the notes here so i know what to do. >> $7 million. cash up front. stay with us, "news4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >> i'm megan mcgrath live in southeast washington where police are still on the scene of a murder that happened early this morning. you can see some of the police lights there in the background here. and this murder happened in a parking lot area. we're in the 300 block of ridge
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road in southeast washington. it was a little bit after midnight when the call for shots fired came in to police. when police arrived on the scene that's when they found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. that victim has since died as a result of those gunshot wounds. we have really not a lot of information beyond that. police don't have a lookout for any suspects and at this point they say no arrests have been made. so anyone with information who may have been in the area at the time and perhaps saw something or heard something you're asked to call police. back to you in the studio. >> all right,ing men megan, we'll check in with you in the morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to news4 for this monday, may 4, 2015. we want to check our forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. a warm-up today. >> indeed. and the moon is up in the western sky. a live view from the storm team 4 tower camera. flooded with bright moonlight on this monday morning.
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and we will have priegtd sunshine -- bright sunshine after we get the morning chill away. nothing on storm team 4 radar. we'll have it quickly jumping. but right now only around 50 degrees our nearby suburbs. even in the 40s in the shenandoah valley across northern virginia. around the bay in the 50s. out of the mountains in shenandoah valley most locations are in the 40s to 50s. your headlines on this moon lit monday, cool morning, warm afternoon. feeling summer like this afternoon. then a chance of thunderstorms moving in tomorrow. next weather and traffic on the 1s a look at your drive time forecast and we have breaking news on the roads with melissa. >> breaking news right now in arlington, tom. columbia pike, we mentioned this a bit ago. we pushed this out on our nbc washington app. columbia pike is shut down there at south frederick street because i


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