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farms out there. warm and humid weather is here for your weekend into early next week. that will mean rain chances are with us every day as well. already a few showers out here in the mountains of west virginia. they're a couple of hours away from reaching the corridor. but rain chances start to increase. best chances for rain here in the metro between 3:00 and 8:00. we're in the mid-80s this afternoon. we're talking sunday rain chances when i see you next. >> see you then chuck. new this morning, police in prince george's county trying to figure out who shot and killed a man. this happened overnight. around midnight somebody called police to audrey lane in forest heights. that's where they found a man with a gunshot wound. he later died in the hospital. there's no word on a motive or suspect. egypt's first freely elected president will be put to death. he was sentenced for his role in a mass prison break. that happened in 2011 during the
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uprising. the ousted president is already serving a 20-year sentence on charges he had a hand in killing protesters in 2012. the search is over for the eight people on board a u.s. marine helicopter that crashed in nepal. military officials are now hoping to remove the victims from the crash site today. marines and nepalese army soldiers were on board. their bodies were found in the mountains near kathmandu yesterday. and the chopper was part of the relief mission in the earthquake hit area. weather conditions hampered recovery attempts yesterday. we are now hearing from the parents of one of the u.s. marines killed in that crash. chris norjek was the pilot and the mom and dad spoke about their son from their home in kansas. >> he's just an amazing individual. >> my son is my hero. he's with any now and always will be. >> well there are 300 u.s. military personnel in nepal
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supporting the earthquake aid mission. fairfax county's urban search and rescue team members are back on u.s. the team landed at dulles airport early this morning following chantilly. it was time to reunite with families here. there were lots of hugs and smiles and news4 was there to capture it all. >> it's overwhelming yeah. it's good to be back and just see their faces. haven't seen them in quite some time now. be able to share some time with them. >> the team headed to nepal three weeks ago to help relief efforts after that deadly quake. today d.c. detectives will examine surveillance videos to figure out who killed a family and their housekeeper. investigators now have a new timeline for the deaths of amy and savvas savopoulos. the deadly chain of events may have started wednesday at the home on woodlawn drive. that's a day before an intentionally set fire led authorities to the bodies.
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>> i can't say that there were at least on three of the victims appear to be blunt force or sharp object injuries to three of the four victims. >> so here's where investigators still need some help. they're asking for some information about a 2008 blue porsche 911 with d.c. license plates dk 2418. the car was seen near the home on the morning of the fire. investigators try to continue to figure out what caused the deadly derailment in philadelphia. starting today, investigators are going to reassemble the train as best they can. they'll reattach the brake lines and do a brake test as they try to zero in on what's wrong. nbc's tom costello has more at the helm of the train when it flew off the track. >> reporter: for the first time since tuesday's derailment ntsb investigators have to spoke to
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the engineer brandon bostian. who says the last thing he recalls is ringing his bell as he left the north philly train station. >> he has no recollection past that. he reported no fatigue or illness throughout the day. >> reporter: moments before the crash, another regional septa train was hit by a projectile. they've now seen something suspicious on train 188's wind cheeld. >> we have seen damage to the left-hand lower portion of the amtrak windshield. that we have asked the fbi to come in and look at for us. >> reporter: for trains heading north from philadelphia station, the track curves right a 65 miles per hour speed limit. then accelerates for a mile and
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a half before braking to 50 on a sharp left curve. on tuesday the train went into the curve at 106 miles per hour. fritz elder worked the line for 25 years. >> the equipment we have is designed to accelerate quickly. it can quickly get away from you. >> to ensure engineers pay attention, they go off every few second indicating them to hit a bot button to say they're alert. the new technology could monitor and control a train. but it's not up and running on this stretch of track. >> we're going to have positive train control by the end of this year. >> reporter: meanwhile, an offduty employee injured in the crash has f the first lawsuit against amtrak. bruce phillips claims he was violently hurled inside the rail car and suffered possible brain trauma. >> it's negligence but it's beyond negligence. you have a case here where there is active technology that could actually have avoided this accident.
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>> and that was nbc's tom costello reporting. meanwhile, the fbi is looking at video camera footage for both trains looking for any signs of a projectile that may have damaged the windshield before the train derailed. a traffic alert to let you know about this weekend on metro. this is going to affect every train you board. melissa mollet has more. >> reporter: we do have some weekend track work to tell you about here. all six lines this weekend will be affected. on the red line trains going to be running every 24 minutes only because of this weekend traffic. yellow and green lines running every 20 minutes. those yellow line trains running between huntington and mount vernon square. just a warning here for you. orange silver and blue line trains running every 18 minutes this weekend. have a good one. and the time right now, we're looking at 9:06. >> that's right. still to come be on the lookout for a cat with rabies. we've got a warning from the virginia health department. these police recruits are
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training to face danger without resorting to deadly force. this is chris gordon. how police training has changed after ferguson, new york, and right now verizon is offering unlimited talk and text. plus 10 gigs of shareable data. yeah, 10 gigantic gigs. for $80 a month. and $15 per line. more data than ever. for more of what you want. on the network that's #1 in speed, call, data and reliability. so you never have to settle. now, also get $200 when you join and buy a new smartphone. stop by or visit us online. and save without settling. only on verizon.
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the virginia health department wants to make sure no one came in contact with a cat suffering from rabies. the cat was found wednesday near the intersection of sudley road and shelter lane in prince william county. the cat had gray fur with a tan or white spot over left eye. if you came in contact with this cat, animal control wants to hear from you. in the wake of high-profile police shootings, a lot of departments are changing their policing strategies. as news4's chris gordon reports those changes begin in the academy. >> go! >> reporter: these police recruits are practicing keeping
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dangerous confrontations from getting out of control using alternatives to deadly force. they will serve on 17 local police departments once they complete their 20 weeks of training here at the northern virginia criminal justice training academy in ashburn. >> unfortunately we've experienced some things nationwide which has cast a shadow on law enforcement. i want to re-emphasize the importance of training in addressing those things. they don't fall on deaf ears when it comes to officials. >> reporter: the day after these police recruits saw the baltimore riots on tv they came to class and the lesson was to help serve the community while protecting themselves. it's called reality-based training. the academy focused on the death of freddie gray the protests looting, and criminal charges against officers that followed. dorian williamson says he is interested in community policing. >> black communities having someone of representation in the police department is very
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important. having the police department that mirrors your population is important. i know that's something my department takes seriously. >> reporter: for this class, baltimore provides the lesson. the last graduates studied the police-involved deaths in ferguson and new york. >> law enforcement throughout the country is following the recent developments. many of the incidents that are getting a lot of scrutiny had to do with police use of force. >> reporter: these recruits learn that establishing trust in their communities will go a long way toward avoiding confrontations like these. >> every interaction is important and i think making each interaction a positive one is one of the most important things you can do in law enforcement. >> reporter: chris gordon news4 today. montgomery county high school student with special needs gets a prom surprise he won't forget. >> it's a wonderful story. also stroller warriors. we meet a group of women who work out and find support as their spouses serve in the military. you ready for summer?
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>> a little bit. hold the humidity. >> that's what's on its way. a live look. chuck bell tracking the heat
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back at 9:14. did you know today a armed forces day. thousands of folks are going to hit the district for the sixth annual semper fi race. that's to raise money for the wounded warriors. money raised will help service members who are ill or wounded.
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you may be affected by some of the road closures going on around west potomac park. all the roads should reopen at 9:30. even with the other half helping, parenting is tough. it's especially difficult for military spouses who often find themselves an army of only one. i visited a growing community offering support on the go. >> reporter: somewhere near ft. hunt out of the woods, warriors emerge. but they're not looking for battle. >> it's about 60 pound difference. >> reporter: they're pushing babies. and in laurie's case, new twins and a dog. >> i am no more than a supermom than any of these ladies out here. >> reporter: they are all stroller warriors. mostly military wives who together are finding fitness -- >> i was looking for a way to get back into shape. >> reporter: -- and real friendship. >> this lifestyle is demanding.
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>> reporter: from constant moving to current issues like isis threats on social media, the stresses can take a toll. it's behind wheels these women bond. >> to know we've all been there and done it and we'll all make it through. >> reporter: has it been extra stressful in recent years, would you say? >> i think having the kids keeps me busy and distracted from a lot of that, so that helps. >> reporter: stroller warriors was started back in 2010 by a mom in north carolina and has since grown to 24 chapters. here this group is mostly made up of moms who run for time rather than distance. as for the course, they're mostly by playgrounds. every run ends with a massive play date while moms crunch, the kids let go. but also find ways to connect. >> they're playing with other kids who are in the same situation they are. they're missing their daddies as much as my kids are >> reporter: with runs scheduled to two to three times a week,
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they're thriving. all kinds of runners. >> even if you're just getting started, if running is your goal, we'll help you get there. >> reporter: because here with these moms, you bet there's no stroller left behind. and stroller warriors not just for the ladies. open to all military. spouses, sometimes whole families will take part in the run if they have work off. and it's really cool because everybody has their own story. one of the women featured there, danielle she didn't even know how to run when she started a year ago. then she was able to run a half marathon. >> good for her. >> and so it's very motivating in so many ways. >> and training with the pushing like that much faster on race day. all that extra resistance training. >> you know who's loving it though? >> who's that? >> the kids. >> oh right. the kids. cruising. >> smiles the entire way.
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>> kids love spending time with mom and dad. don't forget your spf if you're headed out there for your run or bike ride early this morning. temperatures are going to be soaring out of the 70s and into the 80s very quickly. that strong may sunshine will burn you if you're not careful. so put your spf on. never tan your face. you can tan your arms. but tanning your face is a surefire way to getting wrinkled. no one wants that. outside on a saturday morning, a little hazy sunshine getting through. oerss partly to at times mostly cloudy sky. we're off to a dry start for the weekend. we'll stay dry here for the next couple of hours. but rain chances are coming back for later this afternoon. and for tomorrow afternoon too. so both days on your weekend, here you may be doing a bit of the rain dance later on this afternoon. temperatures this morning are about 10 degrees warmer than we were at the same time yesterday. so expect a noticeably warmer afternoon coming as well. it's 78 for a high temperature
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yesterday. we're already 73 now at national airport. 69 at the naval academy in annapolis. running the preakness stakes today, plan on a chance for showers at post time up at pimlico. listen to that. horse sound effects. i thought i was going to get run over by a horse and buggy here. temperatures on the warm side. well above average. may now is 7 degrees warmer than average. this warm pattern is here to stay for a couple of days. weather impact low this morning. becoming a moderate impact later today with the scattering of showers and thunderstorms later on. everyone has a chance of being rained on today. highest rain chances, though will be to the panhandle of west virginia. that's where the highest rain chances will be. everybody at least stands the risk of getting rained on today. here's the way future weather paints it out for timing of the drops. but 3:00 this afternoon, showers firing up along and just to the west of the blue ridge. by 4:00 5:00 6:00 that rain chance coming right onto the
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i-95 corridor. not everyone is going to be rained on. and we'll have plenty of dry hours. but keep a mind keep the weather eye to the sky. that's your chance to go indoors. but 8:30 tonight, moving into southern maryland and onto the eastern shore. if you're headed to ocean city and you're thinking about getting to the ocean, temperatures still only in the upper 50s. so get in one toe at a time. for your thunderstorm chances today and tomorrow 50%, 60% chance of rain both days but not a big threat for severe weather. very very low chances for any real high-end severe weather. but gusty winds and some brief periods of heavy rain cannot be ruled out. just warm and humid enough out there to cause the summer soakers to start to form across the region. rainfall as of now, not too much out there. there are showers in western virginia. it's a busy day. if you're driving towards ft. worth, you may have some severe weather to contend with on those flights. for us around here in the next seven days four in a row going
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to be 80 or higher. and then springlike weather comes back once again. and rain chances with us both days this weekend. i think a little better chance tomorrow than today. i think another enhanced chance before tuesday. >> okay. >> all right. >> thanks chuck. if you want to escape this heat and humidity want to plan a last-minute trip out of the country, you may be able to start your passport process today. holding a passport acceptance day. passport day aims to help those applying for a passport for the first time. or if you need to replace a stolen passport. it happens today between 9:00 already underway and ends at 2:00 at the washington passport agency. that's on 19th street in northwest. one montgomery high school student got the surprise of his life when classmates named him prom king. take a look at this moment. you're k loog at jeffrey cruz right there. the crowd goes wild. there he goes.
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he's crowned. this is the high school prom in silver spring. cruz has down syndrome but that didn't stop him from having the perfect prom experience with a date as well as you see it there, the stretch limo. something his mom is grateful for. >> for me as like a mother it's so beautiful, so happy for me this day. >> it looks like he had the time of his life. i can't imagine how happy he is this morning waking up with that brand new crown in his hand. >> yes. and shomari stone tweeted that out. you can see that crowning moment again on twitter. love that. we're coming up on 9:22. >> that's right. well this morning you can see a fun festival on the potomac. we're going to show you the dragon boat races.
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and today you can head out to the dragon boat festival right here in the district. the races kicked off about 20 minutes ago on the potomac near the georgetown waterfront. races will continue until 5:00 this afternoon. plus you can see cultural crafts and exhibits which include lion dancing. grab the family because today is a fiesta asia street fair in the district. there's going to be five stages and more than a thousand performers. it all begins on pennsylvania avenue northwest at 10:00 a.m.
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the closest metro stops to the fair is national archives navy memorial and judiciary square. the streets here will be blocked off until 7:00 p.m. american pharoah taking a step closer to the triple crown today. he will compete in the preakness stakes in baltimore. it has the smallest field since 2000. just eight horses. midwestern farrow is the favorite to win. you can watch the excitement unfold. coverage begins at 4:30. herndon high school may have lost its biggest game of the season this week but what happened on the mound is still winning people over this morning. that's senior noah. he never missed a practice or a game. but noah who has cerebral palsy
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never played in one either. but that was until coach greg miller made noah his starting pitcher. you saw that. he's got a great arm. >> he can pitch. no question. >> and this is really making the rounds online. the hornets lost to oakton but not before noah got two strikes in bringing the entire crowd to its feet. and if you watch the rest of the video, the clapping just goes on and on and on. a real proud moment for the hornet community and for noah who just got accepted to radford. good for him. a bright future ahead. >> he's a good pitcher too. all right 9:27. >> a college in virginia will have its final graduation as the school closes its doors. but why the president of sweet briar college will not be there. court documents that tell a terrifying story of a george mason university student screaming for help on a dorm floor saying she'd been raped.
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coming up i'll tell you what else these documents reveal about the alleged attack. take a live look outside. expecting warm air and humidity. it is d.c. after all. storm team 4 meteorologi
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in your top stories this morning, police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in prince george's county.
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this happened last night around midnight in forest heights. if you have any information, police want to hear from you. today fairfax county's urban search and rescue team are back on home soil. they reunited with their families earlier this morning. the team was sent to nepal for three weeks to help the earthquake-hit region. track work is happening on all six lines of metro. orange silver blue lines running every 18 minutes now. yellow and green line trains every 20 minutes. red line trains running every 24 minutes. 9:31 right now early on this saturday. many of you are now getting ready to get outside and enjoy it. >> if you've been with us you've been watching the temperature slowly creeping up from the 60s now into the 70s. let's check in with chuck bell. he's outside. how's it feel out there? >> it's a beautiful morning outside. temperatures as you guys are mentioning now up into the 70s in many neighborhoods. we're 72 here on the front lawn of channel 4. a noticeable south breeze
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starting to kick up. it feels really good out here for now. but the south winds are bringing the haze and warmer weather and humidity along with it. here's the live view looking out over east washington. you can almost make out the national shrine out there. on michigan avenue. here's a closer view of our nearby neighbor. the national cathedral at the corner of wisconsin and massachusetts avenue in northwest. closer to us. capitol wheel, prince george's county. nice morning outside at prince george's this morning. even across fairfax, western montgomery county. a lot of haze in the air. not quite that pretty blue sky that we had yesterday. temperatures are jumping fast now into the 70s. if you're making the drive up to baltimore and pimlico today, temperatures mid-70st here at 10:00. low 850s in e the afternoon. a chance of rain during the race today. have your poncho ready if you're
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headed up to the peekness stakes. more rain chances for you tomorrow. more on that next. we want to get to breaking nuss. one person dead after a fire in alexandria. this fire broke out in kenmore avenue. kenmore avenue is closed at seminary road because of the ongoing information. i want to go live now to alexandria's deputy chief jeff merryman. do we know how this fire started? >> no. we don't know that yet. it's being investigated as we speak. >> all right, jeff. what about the victim here? any word on who this may be or details as to how the investigation is going? >> no. we transported one adult male to the burn center at washington hospital. we have one deceased patient in the apartment. another adult male. but we don't have identities
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yet. >> it sounds like an extensive investigation on scene right now. we mentioned some of the road closures. how much of this area do you expect to stay closed? >> i think you'll find all the roads open. including kenmore avenue at this point. we have been able to pull our units into the parking area of the complex. so i don't think there'll be any traffic delays. >> all right. deputy chief jeff merryman we appreciate your time following the tragedy there in alexandria. many thanks. text messages tried to cover up an alleged dorm rape. that's what police at george mason university suggests. northern virginia bureau chief julie kerry has the details. >> reporter: for most george mason students it's a time for celebrating as the school year comes to a close, but there is a troubling footnote. the investigation of a rape in a dorm on may 3rd. students were informed in an e-mail. >> we basically just talked about, like, did you get the e-mail. yeah, we got the e-mail.
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but since we didn't know any details, there wasn't much to talk about. >> reporter: now news4 has learned the troubling details. george mason police write in court documents witnesses saw a woman running through the hall screaming for help. but one of the male suspects chased her down the hallway grabbing her and pulling her back into the room. witnesses with could see a second suspect there. two students in a dorm lounge said she came in pleading for help saying males had violated her at a party. a security camera captures one suspect fleeing from the dorm. the other was found asleep in a room there. also there, the other suspect's red scarf and the victim's shoes. >> to hear that she was running down screaming, that's really scary. >> reporter: the search warrant took dna samples from both suspects and police want their cell phones. they've already looked at the victim's cell phone. she got multiple texts from the suspect who fled after she got help. he allegedly wrote, chill, you don't have any shoes.
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you're going to lie and ruin my life. and i got to call the cops. police say all were written as they were knocking on his dorm room door. he never answered. he also sent many text messages to the other suspect. students we spoke with say in spite of the investigation, they view their campus as very safe. >> to us it feels like a very safe campus and never something we have to worry about. >> reporter: julie kerry, news4 today. a rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women. he was sentenced to six and a half years in prison. he pleaded guilty to videotaping 150 women during ritual baths. the judge called it a abuse of power. 16 victims spoke in court saying his manipulation and premeditated actions were just calculating. the boston marathon bombing trial, it may be over but now a new defense team may begin a
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string of appeals. jurors sentenced dzhokhar tsarnaev to the death penalty. but death by lethal injection may take years as this case is likely going to move through an appeals process. tsarnaev will be moved to a prison in indiana. montgomery county police are investigating a man's death in custody. dajuan graham died in custody. two days after police tased him. a woman told police the man punched her last sunday. officers found graham standing on a silver spring road acting erratically, they say. when graham ignored instructions to take his hands out of his pockets, that's when they tased him. he may have been high on pcp. today virginia sweet briar college will hold its final graduation but the president won't be there. there have been threats of interruptions of the ceremony. he did send a letter of congratulations to the class of 2015. the women's college is closing its doors because of severe
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money troubles. we told you recently about the proposed potomac metro station coming to alexandria. you'll have a chance to voice your concern on the matter. construction on the new station is expected to begin next year and be finished by 2018. that public hearing started about eight minutes ago. you may be affected by some signal outages in the district today. signals will be out between k street and 16th street northwest and connecticut avenue. that started at 7:00 this morning. it will run through 7:00 p.m. tonight. the cross streets will also be impacted. as we come up on 9:38 a lot still ahead this morning. >> yeah. we have some dramatic video this morning of a girl being dragged by a school bus here. what got caught in the doors. >> pretty shocking. and this kind of unusual video. romney and holyfield head to head in the ring. we're going to explain this
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rumble in salt lake city coming up.
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want to show you this incredible video. it shows a school bus in kentucky dragging a student after her backpack got stuck in the door. police say it happened as the girl was getting off the bus in louisville yesterday afternoon. you can see it right there. the driver of the bus pulled away too soon taking the girl with him. she was dragged about 100 feet before the driver saw her and stopped. she is expected to be okay. >> wow. in decision 2016, today 11 of the republican party's white
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house hopefuls will be at one dinner. they will gather in des moines for the iowa gop's annual lincoln day fund raising dinner. people are wondering what jeb bush will say during his speech tonight. he got hammered this week trying to clear up his position on the iraq war. eyes will also be on his to be competitors and whether they'll attack bush on his war stance. this charity boxing match raised about a million dollars. also raised eyebrows. it may have been mitt romney's toughest opponent yet. romney stepped into the ring last night with heavyweight champion evander holyfield. you see that right there? lasted two bouts. romney got that first knockdown. and he was scared after that. but it was holyfield who got the win. money raced at that fight went. >> romney looking fit. >> he's a brave guy. i don't think i would step near the ring. >> it's really funny, though the response on social media this morning. people are asking is this photoshopped. people said is this from the
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onion. they wanted to no if it was real. it was real. they raised a ton of money. we're looking at 9:43 right now. we show you the safest part of the train in case disaster strikes. plus we're going to meet the youngest college student to graduate from george mason university this year. let's take a look outside. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is going to let us know how hot and
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in the wake of that deadly train derailment in philadelphia there's a question that some folks are asking. and that is what are the odds that you would survive if something like this were to happen on a train you're riding on. >> as nbc's stephanie gosk reports, it may all depend on where you're sitting. >> reporter: the aerial over train 188 tells the deadly story. that's the first car ripped apart. the second car didn't fair much better. at least two of the passengers killed were in those two cars. where people choose to sit on a train can determine whether or not they walk away from a crash. >> i've always told my wife to sit in the middle of the train. >> reporter: larry mann is the author of the federal railroad safety act. >> i've been involved in railroad accidents since 1970. i've analyzed numerous accidents. the middle of the train is by far the safest. >> reporter: there is no definitive study, but there are recent examples that suggest the first and last cars can be the
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deadliest. whether the accident is an ontrack collision or a derailment. in 2008 a california commuter train barrelled into a freight car. 25 killed 22 of them in the first car. in 2013 a new york city commuter train derailed killing four people. all of them were sitting in the first three cars. if you're fortunate enough to find a seat in the middle car preferably on an aisle away from windows, it doesn't necessarily eliminate all the risk. in a derailment, every single car can topple over. in the uk a broken rail crash killed four people. all of them were in the cafe car, the seventh of nine cars on the train. trains still remain one of the safest ways to travel. in the u.s. in 2013, only six lives. compare that to the 28,000 deaths on the road. the seat behind the wheel still far more deadly than any seat on a train.
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stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. well starting next month you're going to have to pay a bit more to check out great falls on the virginia side. entry fees are going up across the board. three day vehicle passes going up to $10. pedestrian up to 5 bucks. 80% of fees goes towards improving facilities and services for visitors. at the age when most teens are preparing to go into college, one is finishing up her degree and attending commencement today. >> reporter: inside the cancer research lab, it can be tough to follow the conversation. >> it also contains ethanol and methaltexatrcline. >> reporter: but she's never
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really had a problem keeping up. this is paige at age 2 reading from an encyclopedia. >> it gets the food it needs from a cord called the umbilical cord. >> reporter: that curiosity, that love for science hasn't faded. >> i remember some people thought i was the professor's kid. >> reporter: she started college at age 13. that confused at least one professor. >> she was like how can i help you. she was like i'm not the student. it's her. >> reporter: paige's mom pamela helping her switch out the lab coat for the gown. she remembers when at 4 years old she tested for krgt. the specialists called her in to chat. >> she said you can't put your kid in kindergarten. she said she's reading on over an eighth grade level. >> reporter: final exams now over. you can tell how well paige did by all the cords and medals she'll wear for graduation. mom and dad take greater pride
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in what motivates their daughter. >> her goal is not to make money. it's important to take care of yourself but her goal is to make the world a better place. >> she's not done either. she wants to get another bachelors and ph.d.. >> i'm still blown away from her reading out of the encyclopedia at age 2. >> way advanced. >> i feel dumber all of a sudden. >> also congrats to all the george mason graduates today. because they do have their commencement going on. >> coming from a george mason alumnus. >> go patriots. >> they'll be sweating out there today too. >> a lot of outdoor weddings going on a lot of graduations. all kinds of outdoor plans are on the books for later on this afternoon. up to and including the preakness stakes. like it oain chances which have been away for the last couple of days are back just in time to impact your weekend. kind of a hazy looking start outside this morning. washington monument standing tall. 554 feet 10 inches.
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it slavrnghrank a few years over settlement. outside right now a balmy temperature of 73 degrees. winds out of the southwest. southwesterly winds getting into this time of year means warmer and more humid air coming our way for the coming days. and with that comes a chance for rain in the afternoon. already a relatively warm 76 in annapolis, 73 washington and college park. 74 reston. 72 in leesburg. hourly temperatures today, 70s for the next hour or two. but we should be 80 degrees by noon and most locations today have high temperatures around 85 degrees. there will be shower and thunderstorms to contend with later on this afternoon. not everyone's going to get wet. but 50% rain chances today move to about 60% chances for tomorrow. so mild mornings. warm afternoons. and increasing rain chances here for the next couple of days. as i mentioned, everyone has a chance for getting wet today, but rain chances are highest across northern maryland out
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towards parts of west virginia. that's where your best likelihood is. don't turn your back on a rain chance around here. when you hear thunder outside, that's your chance to get outdoors outdoors. if you have friends out and you hear thunder, get them to move to a policelace after safety. scattered showers through 3:00 to 9:00 tonight. so just keep that in mind as you're making your plans for today. no big risk for high-end severe weather. but again, gusty winds, maybe a little small hail in the stronger storms and brief periods of heavy rain also a possibility. storm team 4 radar not picking up much in the way of rain chance. there's the rain chance coming our way later on today. have our storm team 4 weather app in the palm of your hand. it comes with updated radar as well. then for tomorrow another relatively dry start but shower
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chances arriving by about lunchtime tomorrow. and through the course of the afternoon. so again, tomorrow a little better chance you're going to get rained on than today. today is probably the better of the two weekend days. shower chances near 90 on monday. another strong chance of rain on tuesday before cooler drier,
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9:55. breaking news just into our newsroom a few minutes ago. >> yeah. at least five people we're hearing including three children under the age of 10 hurt after a crash in temple hills. >> both lanes heading northbound. this is on suitland parkway, are closed. this after a crash. what you saw was a medical helicopter that was just landing. >> and what we are hearing from the spokesperson from prince george's fire and rescue they're saying that everybody was thrown from this vehicle. three children two adults. the three children under the age of 10. we will continue to follow the story throughout the day. you can get more from our nbc washington app. we'll send you a push alert as soon as we get more information. well it is another side of the nation's premier agency that fights crime. the fbi, an agency that has historically lacked diversity is working on improving its
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outreach to asian americans. janet rathod has been with the fbi for years and believes things like this are needed now more than ever. >> i think the threat environment we work in demands that. so we're working all types of violations. and in order to really mitigate those threats, you have to have a diverse workforce. >> this is one story you'll see on our asian american heritage month celebration. it starts actually at 10:00 a.m. >> that's right. and that does it for us here at news4 today. >> have a great day. see you tomorrow morning. right now
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celebrating asian american and pacific islander heritage. here are news4's yang and angie goff. >> hello and welcome. we're here in the 8 street corridor. during the month of may we celebrate and recognize the rich heritage of asian americans and pacific islanders. >> i couldn't think of a better place to do it than right here and maketto. this is part cafe as well as part market. in fact, it was inspired by asian street markets. once you're here you can take a journey through cambodian and taiwanese food all while doing a little shopping. we're talking books


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