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to figure out what started a deadly rowhouse fire. they want to know whether the smoke detectors were working in the three story house. meanwhile we are learning the name of one of the people killed. 24-year-old michael patrick mcloughlin died in the fire on riggs place northwest early wednesday morning. a second person also died but that person's name has not been released. rescue officials say a cliff diver who jumped into the potomac river may be dead. two divers went into the river near sandy landing in great falls park in virginia. one man got out okay. the second map was caught up in -- man was caught up in the strong current and disappeared. the search will continue for his body. we can find out if a former teacher of the year who admits he sexually abused his student will be free on bond. giovanni pena will face a judge today. he taught fourth grader at oyster-adams bilingual school. he confessed to touching the boy multiple times in the classroom
and sending a sexual photo on the smartphone app smart chat. he was 9 and 10 years old as the abuse happened. pena had been a close family friend. wow, look at that. this twister was one of many spotted in northern colorado. the storm brought flooding and marble size hail to larimer county last night. you can hear those -- that hail dropping there. that is about an hour outside of denver. at least 30 homes were destroyed. no one was hurt. can you imagine the dents in your car from hail that big? >> awful stuff. our weather is great. nothing to complain about here. >> good. we need perspective like that. >> what do we have today, tom? >> well, some people are complaining about lack of sunshine but we'll get some back by this afternoon. it's still cloudy, sprinkles and drizzle, mist falling.
light rain in prince george's county around the beltway there as well as along 95, the beltway as well in montgomery county. fairfax county is wet and inside the beltway just some sprinkles. farther south getting some light sprinkles. fauquier and loudoun county as well. all of these are moving off to the north and west. another cool morning from the mountains to the chesapeake bay and some caution with the wet pavement. but things will bday and for the afternoon. wet pavement for the morning commute with damp roads still lingering through much of the morning. temperatures near 60. with sunshine breaking out, beautiful afternoon coming up around the metro area into the mid 70s. a look at highs in the next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. melissa has a look at the roads. >> we do have a disabled vehicle. the leesburg pike, it shouldn't slow you down too much.
66 and 95, 66 looking good. 95 northbound and southbound, even dale city looking good. live camera in prince george's county, beltway at inner loop and outer loop moving along just nine. 95, 29, b.w. parkway, no issues there. one more live camera taking a look at the inbound 14 street bridge. a little slick, but nothing to worry about. everything is moving fine. back in ten minutes. i'm molette green at the live desk. a big change in direction at a disaster site. dive teams in china have now righted a capsized cruise liner. look at video just in to the newsroom there. rescuers basically abandoned hope of finding any more survivors. turning the boat now makes it easier to find bodies. this is heart breaking news for relatives clinging to hope. only 14 people survived. 97 bodies recovered so far. more than 345 mostly retirement
age tourists unaccounted for after divers desperately searched muddy water all week in her conditions. that's the latest from the desk. i'm molette green, back to you. >> thank you. it's 4:34. we continue to dig through newly released search warrants in the quadruple murder in northwest d.c. police got a warrant for a car that belonged to the victim's assistant. it was found a block away from the crime scene. the assistant has not been accused of anything. we also have a picture of a boot print found on a door in the back of the house. police believe the killer kicked in that door to get into the house. yesterday, prosecutors and lawyers for daron wint were at the home looking through evidence and taking pictures. a murder investigation now underway in maryland after a woman was found dead in her home. gloria watson was found inside her apartment on wednesday afternoon. this is the first murder in frederick, maryland, this year. police say watson was assaulted
in her apartment. friends and family are shocked. >> this is gloria she was always out front especially on the nice days. she asked how everyone was doing. >> neighbors say watson was too nice to have any enemies. there's no word on a suspect or a motive right now. if you have any information, police would like to hear from you. more than a month after the baltimore riots, investigators are continuing to identify those who looted businesses. new photos have been released of those who looted the pharmacies. 27 pharmacies and two methadone clinics were hit hard during those riots. some of the pharmacies don't know what was taken, but there's about a 175,000 dosage units of dangerous medication on the street. the white house says virginians can fight depression and grow their economy if the state expands a public health insurance program. the white house panel says expanding medicaid would bring health insurance to 179,000 virginians. that includes 16000 suffering
from depression. the expansion would bring virginia $1.3 billion in federal funding this year alone. the expansion would boost the president's health care law. opponents say this kind of medicaid growth is unsustainable. this weekend you're invited to celebrate fairfax. the festival starts at 6:00 tonight. a lot of entertainment and activities for you and your whole family including live concerts, carnival rides crafts, food and more. it lasts through sunday night. you like funnel cake? that sort of carnival, festival type of food? >> it never appealed to me. >> the things i no ed to put on the list of things to try. funnel cake. >> fried dough with sugar -- >> it's the best thing. thank you, jason. well, the trip in to baltimore could take just 15 minutes. >> and a lot of cash. the study that larry hogan wants to look into. we're monitoring the latest
reacting after one of their players had been accused. they show a woman with a busted lip and several bruises. there are allegations that crowder caused those injuries. the pictures were later removed. last night, quarterback robert griffin iii urged against a rush to judgment. >> i just ask everybody to hold judgment. he's a young kid and we don't know what the true details are. so we support him as our teammate. and, you know, we pray that it's not true a from there. >> crowder's agent says his account was hacked. the redskins are looking into the matter. larry hogan using his time in asia to research a new transportation option for maryland. the governor recently delayed his decision on the purple line. he applied for almost $28 million in federal money to study a possible high speed
line. it would make the trip between two cities in just 15 minutes. weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41. we are talking to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. this week is not feeling like june at all. >> but some sun is coming, right? >> by later this afternoon, by popular demand we'll get some sunshine back. we'll get some sprinkle, drizzle, the pavement is damp or wet as the case may be. these areas in the green getting light sprinkles. right now we're in the 50s. so a cool morning this morning. and then later today, you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. look at the neighborhood highs. 70s from the mountains all the way to the bay. just near 70 at the bay. might get an isolated thunderstorm in shenandoah valley by this afternoon. we'll look at the weekend next weather and traffic on the 1s. melissa has some construction to talk about early this friday. >> wouldn't be a normal day without road work.
3 at 5 south at king street, right now it looks fine, but a warning there. outer loop at old georgetown road, that crash is off to the side now. that's not impacting traffic. wide look at the beltway no problems. inner and outer loop, everything is flowing fine. 66 at gallows road, eastbound and westbound, everything is moving nicely there. 95 as you're headed north or south, nice and green. listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car this morning. back in ten minutes. it's a sale so popular it crashed southwest airlines website. but good news if you tried to buy tickets this week. the company is extending the promotion. and a massive data breach is affecting a lot of you out there and lawmakers are talking about making changes. what they want to do, straight
you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back. 4:45. we continue to follow a developing story this morning. millions of federal government employees have had their personal information stolen by hackers. we know this could affect many of you. names, social security numbers and birth dates all potentially exposed. some u.s. officials say china is responsible. lawmakers are furious and are demanding action. nbc's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with more on what they want to change. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. susan collins said we should have had a tougher cyber security law to prevent things like this. she seems to think that this points to a country, namely china, that's what the obama administration is saying. because it was so extremely sophisticated and she points out
what valuable information this could be for a country like china. she also says that a strong response, retaliation by the united states is warranted here. this is such a huge amount of information. we're also hearing from mark warner of virginia. the democrat who's on the intelligence committee. he said that's a pattern here of the federal government failing to protect the information of its workers and that this is an escalating threat. richard burr, a republican on the other side from north carolina, says that the government needs to be a lot more proactive here. they can't just notify people after the fact which by the way they're sending out notices to those 4 million workers. now, we have got a lot more information on the nbc washington app. if you down load that, you can get more information about the breach and also about how to protect yourself. there's so many government workers around here. a lot of people are going to need to know that and quickly.
>> thank you, tracie potts, live on capitol hill for us. thanks. today the final preparations are underway in wilmington for beau biden. thousands gathered yesterday to honor the former state's attorney general. he lay in honor surrounded by his family yesterday. that service in dover was brief. it was the first of several services to be held before tomorrow's mass. biden was 46 years old. he died after a long battle with brain cancer. prince george's county police are trying to figure out why someone shot an 18-year-old to death. a $25,000 reward is being offered for information on devonta king's murder. he was found shot yesterday on 6th street in poebowie. the area used to be nice but some say it's changed over the years. >> i heard conversation there's starting to be some problems here on the street.
and i'm thinking the police are going to address that issue. >> police say this was not a random crime and that king was targeted. a judge says a woman who identified jesse matthew is allowed to identify him in court. she told the court she said she found his photo on her own after she was indicted for rape. she was attacked while walking home in 2005. and the trial starts on monday. chandra levy's parents say the wounds will never completely heal. they spoke to nbc news yesterday after a judge ruled that the man convicted of her murder will be retried. the man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the crime. defense lawyers successfully appealed saying that the star witness in the case was unreliable. levy's parents say it puts their daughter's killing front and center all over again.
>> no matter how many you have, you don't have your daughter back. >> the man will appear in super year court next week. his defense lawyers are expected to ask the jimudge to release him on bond. now for the latest on a grisly terror plot foiled in massachusetts. the boston man shot and killed by investigators over a plot to behead police officers will be buried today. the family of 26-year-old usaama rahim said they're reeling from allegations that he was inspired by isis. police say they have recordings of rahim plotting his attack. a lawyer for the family says that they're in shock. >> the family does not have any evidence that usaama rahim was involved with isil. they didn't see anything that suggests that. >> rahim associated with david wright -- he was arrested as well.
investigators shot and killed rahim tuesday after he reportedly lunged at them with a large knife. police say investigators are trying to question rahim before he boarded a bus with a knife. right now, six patients are being monitored after a contamination scare at the national institute of health. a fungal scare has been found in some of the products. it was found in two vials that were being used to administer a cancer drug. officials have suspended all the manufacturing operations at this facility. six patients who may have received potentially contaminated injections are under observation. no one has gotten sick so far. the little pink pill, some call the female viagra. a final decision will not happen until august. flibanserin works on the woman's desire to have sex and the panel says it could be sold if it carries safety restrictions.
it can cause fainting and low blood pressure. later this morning, bowie state university will hold a special training for city police officers. the fbi is staging a two-day active shooter training course in martin luther king, jr., communications art center. it will start at 8:00 and last until 5:00 today. southwest airlines is extending a major fare sale through midnight. it was introduced earlier this week and pretty much everybody tried to get it, crashed the website, of course. it includes prices as low as $49 for one-way nonstop flights. >> that he's a good deal. >> yeah. >> gets you for travel between august and october. we'd like to see warmer weather. we might have to travel somewhere else to get warm weather. >> yeah more like seattle than washington.
in fact, that's the space needle we see behind us there. that's not the capitol dome. yeah, it is incredible. we had the low clouds drizzle the last three days. but i have good news for you. >> yay. >> likely we'll see some sun by this afternoon. but right now, still dealing with some light rain drizzle a little bit of fog. that area of moving green on the storm team 4 radar, a few scattered sprinkles that are tracking over the north and west over virginia. the metro area and much of maryland. so the pavement is wet this morning. melissa will have an update on how it's impacting on the traffic here in a couple of minutes. right now, rather cool. i had to turn the heat on at home yesterday afternoon. temperatures are just in the mid to upper 50s. most of the region that includes the mountains, shenandoah valley. across the rest of virginia. most of maryland and around the chesapeake bay. reagan national at 60 degrees. yesterday afternoon, i took this picture of a cornfield in montgomery county. new corn arriving just showing up now. and it's happy. soaking up the drizzle coming from these gray clouds yesterday afternoon.
and as we go forward with our storm team 4 skycam, we'll have morning clouds with us. this is through 8:00 a.m. some blue is showing through by noontime. sunshine begins to break out and then by later this afternoon going partly cloudy. so welcome sunshine. that'll improve our moods and partly cloudy into the evening hours if you're going out tonight. you won't need an umbrella. temperatures, 68 and then the sun breaks out at noontime. by then upper 60s. ought to hit the mid 70s by mid to late afternoon. tomorrow morning down into the 60s. some clouds saturday morning and then highs near 80. pretty good chance now, some scattered afternoon thunderstorms mainly west of washington. that's tomorrow afternoon. then on sunday beautiful day. best day of the weekend. low humidity. highs upper 70s and starting to feel like summer as we get into next week. maybe afternoon storms on monday and tuesday. each day highs in the upper 80s.
and maybe some storms by the end of the week as well. now melissa is looking at road conditions. we have got wet roads all around the region. >> we have wet roads starting with the live camera, 270 at shady grove road. a little bit of sheen, but nothing to worry about too much. but just a warning as you head out this morning. outer loop ramp to 395, a warning if you're headed out any time soon. and 95 at gordon boulevard 123, no problems northbound or southbound. looking at prince george's county, everything quite good. everything is moving along nicely there. 95 29, b.w. parkway, into and out of town, everything rolling along nicely. >> thanks, melissa. we're learning about a rabies warning in virginia. where you need to be extra careful and why. it's a senior prank, but nobody is laughing.
"unfair treatment from washington"... "thousands without medications"... "it's a crisis that could imperil the whole economy." president obama must act now to protect care for three and a half million u.s. citizens. before it's too late... you're watching "news4 today." >> a senior prank in maryland isn't getting any laughs. it may land the pranksters in jail. these surveillance photos show four people vandalizing chesapeake high school in anne arundel county tuesday night. it was 12 hours after graduation. police say the group spray
painted graffiti and jammed doors and locks. three boys and one girl is being looked for. the damage was $2,000. a rabies warning for those in the rose hill area. a dog was bitten by a rabid fox last week and the dog got shots for rabies. but police want you to be looking out for your own animals to make sure they don't get bitten by a fox as well. petco says that it's to blame for the death of a dog at a store in virginia. in a statement yesterday, the pet giant said that it has now fired the employees who were involved. colby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, died after being left in a heated drying cage by a groomer. colby died of heat stroke. the company says it will no longer use that type of dryer that was used on colby. some lawmakers in spotsylvania county want you to pay an extra ticket tax to go to the baseball game at a proposed new minor league stadium. that stadium would be the new
home for the hagerstown suns. hagerstown is considering a site in south point and the team says it will pick up 8 million of the $33 million price tag. the county is trying to figure out how to finance the rest. not everyone likes the tax idea. lawmakers will meet again next week to continue the discussions. american pharoah is favored to become the first horse in nearly 40 years to win the triple crown. winner of the kentucky derby and the preakness stakes made it to belmont park yesterday. right now, bookies are favoring american pharoah to win it with 3 to 5 odds. frosted is taking the second spot with 5 to 1 odds. the long shot bet is fro men toe. we'll find out if american pharoah can pull off the triple crown tomorrow. coverage starts at 4:30 on nbc4. stay with us.
"news4 today" starts now. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. now at 5:00, it could possibly be the biggest cyber attack in american history. chances are because of where we live you could be a victim. and it could be a major break in the murder of a d.c. reporter and it comes just as friends and family prepare to say good-bye. the video police want you to take a close look at. plus, a look at storm team 4 radar right now. you might not think so, but the sun is making a return today. >> finally. let's send it over to meteorologist tom kierein for a look what you can expect when you head out the door. good morning. >> yes, we have been suffering from solar deprivation. we want the sun back. so many people on social media are begging for it. looks like we'll have it, beginning around noontime, between now and then we'll stay with clouds and some sprinkles and drizzle on the storm team 4 radar now. right along 95 between washington baltimore, the beltway is wet. inside the beltway the pavement is wet. much of
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