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afternoon scattered thunderstorms likely popping up by late this afternoon. highs in shenandoah valley and the mountains should be right around 80 degrees. around the metro area we'll have afternoon highs reaching the mid 80s in montgomery county. the district maybe up near 90 degrees right downtown. right near the bay a bit cooler. we'll have it around 80 degrees. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s your bus stop forecast what to wear for this muggy monday. now, melissa, how are the roads? >> right now looking pretty good. taking a live look at the first 4 traffic tracker headed into town here. 66 inbound, eastbound, no problems. everything looking quite good in the area of 51 23. everything rolling along here quite nicely. no major problems and a lot of road work we normally see on a monday not seeing it there along 66 right now. top of the beltway, nice and green. no issues 29, 95 b.w. parkway, into and out of town looking good.
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we have some construction on the outer loop near b.w. parkway and the inner loop after the b.w. parkway. a bit of road work. this is the outer loop portion between landover road and one leap getting by. river road eat wilson lane, the inbound lane is partially blocked because of roadblock in the area. they have the outbound work happening last week and now the inbound work. hopefully it will wrap up soon. back in ten minutes. new this morning out of waco, texas, after nine bikers are killed in a rival gang shooting. we are hearing from the restaurant where it happened. twin peeks posting, we are horrified by the criminal violent acts that occurred outside the restaurant today. we'll continue to work with police as they investigate this terrible crime. now nine motorcycle gang members were killed and 18 others were hurt following the fight that involved guns and knives. nor than a hundred people are in -- more than a hundred people are in custody and they were
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meeting to discuss turf and recruitment. back to you aaron. >> thank you. right now, fairfax county police officers trying to find at least two people they say killed a man in reston. the victor was day. and five men burst into the condo yesterday. those men got into a fight inside and someone shot and killed day. at least one other person was hurt. also right now, police need your help identifying a person of interest in a murder mystery near the vice president's house in the district. d.c. police released surveillance video of man running through a parking lot. they want to question him in connection with a quadruple homicide. on thursday, someone killed satisfy vas savopoulos, his wife amy and the housekeeper and the house was also set on fire. if you recognize the person in the video, call d.c. police. 4:32. police say a rockville man confessed to killing his long-time neighbors. he's waking up in jail in
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alaska. police arrested scott tomaszewski. he's charged in the deaths of the vilardos. investigators found money with possible blood on tomaszewski's wallet at the time of his arrest and they found evidence linking him to their murder. police tracked him down while investigating a separate burglary last month. neighbors are stunned. >> to think that, you know, you know someone down the road could do something so horrific. >> montgomery county police say tomaszewski had been given access to the couple's home. they were found dead in their pajamas on mother's day. the vilardo family said quote, for the past week we have known the where, the when and the how. now we know who. and while we may never truly understand why as a result of the work of the police department and the prosecutor's office, we can take the first step on the long road to healing.
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happening today, a group of people will rally in support of the purple line in maryland. they'll gather at 6:15 this morning at the new library at wayne avenue and fenton street in silver spring. a light rail stop is planned in front of the library. the protest follows maryland governor larry hogan saying the project's $2 billion price tag is unacceptable. "the washington post" reported first that hogan is reluctant to go forward because of the project's current cost. that 16-mile light rail line would connect new carrollton and bethesda. plan ahead if you're taking vre and heading south. crews will perform track work south of the fredericksburg station. you can see 45 minute delays for the next two weeks. this is all part of the project of a new track. no school in fredericksburg. the principal said there's a problem with the electrical power there. the school will post any updates on the website. well he was expected to head montgomery county schools. >> but this morning, the top
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pick is out of the running. we'll tell you why. caught on camera a train slams into a bike with several passengers on board. how that unfolded. here's a live look outside this morning. clear out there right now, but rain is coming. tom is working on the bus stop forecast ahead at 4:41.
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4:37. breaking news in prince george's
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county. report of a shooting and car crash on reed street. news4's megan mcgrath is gathering information. megan? >> reporter: you can see the police activity and we have a number of road closures in the area. not a lot of information available at this point, but this is what we know so far. around 2:30 this morning, police got a call for a car crash. in the 3200 block of reed street in prince george's county. when officers went up to that car, that's when they discovered a dead person inside. not much other information being made available at this point. we do have a road closure. i'm on reed street. we have got a section of that the 3200 block is closed at this point. and there's also a larger closure on mlk, martin luther king is closed between johnson avenue and ardwick/ardmore. i spoke to police a short time ago and they believe that investigators will be out here for another hour, perhaps two hours.
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so that closure will be in place for a little while. maybe during the start of this morning's rush hour. no other information about exactly who this person is who is found in this car dead early this morning, but certainly early in the investigation. back to you guys in the studio. >> megan mcgrath live for us thank you. another developing story right now. the marine corps is looking into what caused a deadly hard landing of an osprey aircraft. an eyewitness said that osprey, quote, just literally just appeared to drop out of the sky. this happened yesterday morning in hawaii. you can see dark plumes of smoke in the video of the aftermath here. one marine guydied on impact. a bus driver in georgia may pay a big fine for causing a crash after stopping on train tracks. take a look at this video here. it shows the csx train slamming into the back of a bus. it happened yesterday near atlanta. six people were hurt when they trained to get off the bus and run to safety. they are all expected to be
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okay. coming up on 4:40. your weatherwe start with another big-time warm-up today. tom? >> yeah. steamy start too this morning. it is very humid. dress accordingly today. short sleeves. sunglasses this morning. you'll likely need your umbrella this afternoon as we'll have some passing thunderstorms rolling on through. it will be mild between 7:00 and 8:00. partly cloudy. temperatures in the upper 60s. patchy fog in some of the rural areas. watch out for the school buss there. between 8:00 and 9:00 you'll notice the steamy humidity getting more uncomfortable as temperatures climb into the 70s by then. as you're out and about, keep up with the storm team 4 radar on your storm team 4 weather app. next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:51 a look at your memorial day weekend forecast. first look in ten minutes. now we have some slow downs this morning. melissa, what's going on? >> we do have some slow downs,
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this is because of the construction we have been talking about for the last couple of minutes. outer loop between landover road and route 50 one lane getting by. we were only seeing folks getting by at 17 miles per hour. now at 40. a lot better. just have that one lane getting by at least until 5:00 this morning. beltway at kenilworth no problems. wide look at things again, no major issues as we take a big look at the beltway. 95, overall looking having good here in virginia. don't have any major issues. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car for your drive to work or school this morning. southbound is also fine and right now, first 4 traffic tracker on 66 east on to the outer loop of the beltway going to head down to 95 to check things out in person. it's set to close in months but that's not why a virginia college campus is considered endangered. new developments on sweet briar college.
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a man wakes up to find
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you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back. 4:44. a woman remains in serious condition after jumping in front of a metro train. this happened at the silver spring metro station yesterday morning. police say she intentionally jumped on to the track. trains had to single track for several years. no delays expected this morning. firefighters say the location of a smoke alarm may have delayed its warning in a fire at a prince george's county apartment. a woman died in that fire. neighbors called 911 when smoke started filling up the hallway at an apartment building on audrey lane in oxon hill early sunday morning. firefighters found the smoke alarm located in a hallway
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closet. 15 before the hour now and lawmakers are praising the special forces mission that led to the death of an isis commander in syria. the operation put u.s. troops on the ground deep inside isis territory and the raid comes as isis is claiming a huge victory in iraq. nbc's edward lawrence is live in capitol hill with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. that setback was the taking of ramadi that isis is now in control of. now with that setback the u.s. still had the weekend operation that was successful against the top leadership of isis. and secretary of state john kerry does say still that ramadi will be taken back in the next few weeks. ramadi is the thoseclosest city next to baghdad. residents could be seen leaving ramadi by the hundreds for fear of brutal retaliation by isis. kerry said there was not enough security forces to hold the city and the set back was a move of opportunity by isis.
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on a positive note in the war as you mentioned over the weekend, continued air strikes were happening along with u.s. forces go deep in syria and killing the top money man. he was very close to their top leader. his wife was also captured. u.s. forces say that she helped manage hostages kept by isis. a dozen others died in the raid but no u.s. casualties. iraq is expected to be a 2016 campaign issue. the candidates have praised the operation that went on inside iraq or inside syria there against isis. the republicans though did say that there should have been more done to capture, not kill the top leader. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence. back to you. 4:46 now. a man in columbia heights woke up to the sound of a knife being pulled from his knife set and
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found two burglars in his apartment. he asked them to leave and they did. >> i said i know you're here, get out, take whatever you want. just leave. >> and just when he thought he was safe, the burglars returned. they had forgotten a bag filled with items. >> i opened the door, threw it out and they left. >> an off duty officer at nearby giant noticed something suspicious and called it in. at least some of stolen items are back with their owners. well it's back to the drawing board for montgomery county schools as it tries to find a new superintendent. just days ago, the board of education announced its quote preferred candidate was dr. andrew houlihan from texas. a statement was released saying he no longer wants to be considered for the job. a college campus now an endangered historic site. there's a slave cemetery at sweet briar college and it's closing in august and alumni are fighting to keep it open.
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preservation virginia added it to the list of the endangered locations. it's meant to save landmarks and not the school itself. hillary clinton is headed to iowa among growing criticism she doesn't take enough questions from the press. many republicans piled on with jabs at clinton this weekend in iowa. the former senior adviser david axelrod said he thinks it would be a terrible mistake if clinton doesn't open up more when she's campaigning. this is clinton's second campaign stop iniowa. you may have seen d.c. mayor muriel bowser on national television. fox news sunday named her its power player of the week. >> this schoolhouse is in order. our city is in order. our ethical house is in order. and we can take care of our own business. >> that was mayor bowser saying congressional oversight interferes with her ability to run the city. she also talked about supporting low income neighborhoods and
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encouraging citywide growth. your memorial day road trip got more expensive. gas prices skyrocketing as we head toward the unofficial start of summer. the national average at $2.70. that's up four cents from last week. in virginia people are paying an average of $2.47 for regular unleaded. maryland's average is up to $2.66 right now. in west virginia $2.67 and in d.c. the average is $2.79 per gallon. if you're looking for a silver lining though, gas prices at this time last year were almost a dollar higher than they are right now. puts it all in perspective. chances are somebody will be sitting next to you if you're taking a flight. more than 220 million passengers are expected to fly within the u.s. between august and -- rather june and august. that's up 4.5% from last year. u.s. airlines are trying to meet that demand by increasing the number of available seats. the industry says the improving economy is likely responsible
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for the increased air travel. as you plan your summer vacations, shenandoah national park is opening a new area you can take your children. later this month they'll open up a kid friendly trail near the dundoe overlook. it's the second family friendly trail in the park. well, as you're getting up and getting ready for work so are bike thieves. more than 2,000 bikes were stolen around the d.c. area last year. and the i-team sat down with man serving 12 years for bike thefts. he says he mainly targeted apartment buildings and condos in the early hours. he asked us to conceal his identity. >> the average person goes to work what, about 8:00. have to be there between 8:00 and 9:00 so i'd do it real early, no confrontation. >> coming up tonight on news4 at 11:00, he shares more secrets from behind bars. including the only way to keep your bike from being ripped off
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from guys like him. we're getting it from an expert indeed. who has been there. right, exactly. >> yeah. all right, 4:51. tom kierein is here. you can feel the heat rolling in the humidity is out there already. >> yeah. feels like july not mid may. and it's gonna be breaking up though later this week. i have good news for you. right now we're dealing with mugginess and the storm team 4 skycast 4 showing quite a bit of cloudiness through the morning. we'll see some sunshine in and out. and then during the afternoon, clouds will be closing back in and some scattered showers and some thundershowers will be developing. we have a few showers in tennessee and in southern virginia. those will stay well to our south this morning. all clear around the region we have patch think fog though. some of the rural areas. temperatures there are in the mid 60s. closer to washington right around the beltway, it's in the upper 60s. low 70s in washington. near 70 around the bay. shenandoah valley and the
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mountains, most areas there in the low to mid 60s. i biked along the path this weekend and took this photo. to the west of the shepherds town. it's between shepherds town and i had my bike gear on. it was a great day to do that. i did that on saturday. in your hour by hour forecast temperatures by 8:00 in the low 70s. by noontime already by noon it will be into the mid 80s. then when you're headed back home to work and school, upper 80s with some scattered thundershowers around by late afternoon. and then tomorrow, upper 60s in the morning, still rather steamy day, but a little less humid. more sunshine. a smaller chance of an isolated storm in the afternoon. then the big change moves in tuesday night into wednesday as temperatures get down into the 50s. lower humidity. beautiful weather for wednesday, thursday friday each day in the 70s. saturday into the low 70s. a look at your memorial day
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weekend. for memorial day, now the outlook is for partly cloudy skies. high near 85 with comfortable humidity right on memorial day. here's what i'm working on for 5:01. new model timing coming in hour by hour for the storms later today that's coming up in just a few minutes at 5:01. now melissa, what's doing on on the roads? >> right now looking pretty good. the traffic tracker got on to 95 you can see some lights headed northbound, but looking quite good this morning as you're headed southbound on 95. same thing on northbound on 95 in virginia. taking a look at 66 into town out of town not having any issues at all. you can see flying the whole way in nice and green. same thing as you're headed westbound here this morning. 270 at father hurley boulevard, problems there. remember northbound 270 at montrose road do have a little bit of road work in the area. outer loop between landover road
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and route 50 the situation where the one lane is getting by. you can see we are seeing slow downs as you're passing that 50 area. and then mlk jr. highway closed between johnson highway. back in ten minutes. your time is 4:54. megan mcgrath is on the scene and gathering new information on the reports of a shooting and crash in glenn arden. this is playing out on martin luther king. t
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you're watching "news4 today." >> 4:57. a utility pole caused a traffic nightmare on the beltway this weekend. look at this photo from our news partners at wtop, smoke pouring into the air near the exit for van dorn street. police had to shut down the beltway in both directions to fix the problem. maryland leaders will talk about how to stop a heroin epidemic. 32 people died last year in frederick county maryland. the regional summit will h hagerstown. it begins at 10:00 this morning. we'll be there when the president of the montgomery county council will be talking about a number of issues important to you and your family. he's likely to face questions over a tentative agreement on next year's $5 billion budget.
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the budget includes money for body cameras on police and also keeps a fuel energy tax in place. we could hear more about why the school board's chosen candidate for superintendent now no longer wishes to be considered for the job. the press conference starts at 11:00 a.m. the preakness could move to sunday as soon as next year. it could also leave baltimore. the owners of pimlico racecourse and laurel park are considering moving the second jewel of the triple crown to sunday to increase interest and attendance. laurel park is on a site that's roughly the size of pimlico. the change in venue will not happen in a few years but the change from saturday to sunday could happen sooner. a lot of people have to change their plans for that move. stay with us now. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. "news4 today" starts now. >> good morning.
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i'm aaron gilchrist. now at 5:00 the search is on after a deadly home invasion in fairfax county. what we're learning about the investigation underway in reston. also this morning, one week after a deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia, a major milestone. what's expected to happen today. and we're following breaking news in prince george's county where news4's on the scene of a homicide investigation. megan mcgrath is gathering details, ready to give us an update in a moment. but first, let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein and a look at the chance of rain heading our way. >> ew mild and muggy this morning. you'll notice some steamy humidity when you step out the door. temperatures are in the 60s to around 70 degrees. reagan national is at 74. in the mountains it's cooler. low 60s. shenandoah valley mid to low 60s. patchy fog there. as well as the rural areas. all clear on the storm team 4 radar for now, but later today here's hour by hour storm timing. new model run just coming in.
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showing that we'll stay fine through noontime. might have a few isolated thundershowers in the shenandoah valley by then. it's later in the afternoon we'll see some of those begin to travel off to east. eastern suburbs, around the bay by 2:00 p.m., may have a few of those popping up as well as east of the blue ridge. a few scattered thundershowers between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. then may settle down a little bit and then another round of thundershowers passing north of the metro area and then track off to the north and east by midnight tonight. so have an umbrella handy for later today. a look at your drive time forecast for this monday. that's coming up in ten minutes at 5:11. melissa, how are the roads? >> right now looking good overall. we do though have some problems here when we're taking a look at branch avenue. branch avenue this construction here popped

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