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murder. he and his ex had a bitter custody battle. he has ties to the whites only christian organization. police seized a gun, a cross bow and kkk related items from his home. a maryland man is accused of stealing thousands of atm cards and pin numbers. raphael cortero used a skimmer to steal numbers. he stole more than $300,000 in this scheme. officers caught up with him in florida. he was trying to board a flight to bogota, colombia. all right, coming up on 4:31 now on this friday morning. we made it to the weekend. it will be a wet one. >> yeah. at least it's cooler, if you want to look on the bright side. right? >> this is true. >> let's check in with amelia segal for your forecast. >> good morning. a little humid today and muggy tomorrow. after that we get a break from the humidity. more on that coming up.
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temperatures right now in the 60s and 70s. another comfortable start and some patchy fog, especially the more rural areas. until about 8:00 a.m. here's a look at the high temperature in your neighborhood. low to mid 80s so it's not hot by any means. washington hits a high temperature of 83 degrees. plenty of clouds around throughout the day. and there's a chance that you're dealing with an afternoon shower down around the charlottesville and stantonville area. you can see heavier rain shower moving through in the afternoon hours. you're going out forecast for tonight you might want to bring the small umbrella with that threat of a shower. 5:00 p.m. 81. coming up in ten minutes i'll be tracking the timing of the rain tomorrow on saturday into saturday night. but for you we'll send it over to melissa. what's the latest? >> we have this closure in north potomac. all lanes blocked as that investigation continues.
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we'll let you know when that area has reopened for the morning commute. 66 west of ox road no problems. eastbound or westbound. everything looking quite good this morning. again, in alexandria we have a blockage here. this is north beauregard at north arm astead. same thing when you look at prince george's county. back at 4:41. a developing story now. tourists are dead from a cruise ship in alaska. they were out on a sightseeing excursion. flying on a small float plane. take a look at the location here. southeast alaska is where the plane crashed. it crashed into a granite rock. nine people are dead. including the pilot. they were sailing on the westerdam, a seven-day cruise that left seattle on saturday. aaron? >> all right, kristin, thank
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you. 4:32 now. he began preaching at 13. he was ordained at 18 and today a funeral will be held for 42-year-old clementa pinckney. he was a state senator and the senior pastor at the black church where nine worshipers were gunned down. today pinckney will be remembered at a ceremony inside the college of charleston arena. thousands have already paid their respect. >> [ indiscernible ] -- your friend, your brother, your servant of human kind. >> as you may know the president the first lady and the bidens will be at the funeral. a senior administration official tells nbc news president obama spent last night working on the eulogy. and hillary clinton will be there as well. you can join mourners at a vigil hosted by the stafford county naacp. that is tonight at 7:30 outside the united states christian ministry. it's open to the public and of course to pastors and worshipers
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from other churches. new details this morning, montgomery county police are investigating the death of a 60-year-old man montgomery village man as a murder. someone beat bradley colmes so badly that he died. this beating happened on june 12th. montgomery county police believe three people saw the attack and they're asking the witnesses to call them. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information in this case. the son of the late marion barry is headed to jail. that's according to "the washington post." christopher barry is facing 15 days for violating his probation. police caught him driving on a revoked license last year. barry is supposed to report to jail on july 3. he will serve his time on weekends. 4:34. today we're standing by for more supreme court rulings. a ruling on same-sex marriage may be handed down today. millions of couples would be affected by that decision. in all 50 states. the court will decide if gays
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and lesbians if a constitutional right the marry. tracie potts will be joining us later from the capitol with the latest on this. tonight hillary clinton is headed to our area. the democratic party of virginia is hosting her at the jefferson jackson event. the event is a powwow ahead of a legislative election in virginia. it is at george mason university. next week another household name will enter the republican primary. nbc news confirms that chris christie plans to announce his bid tuesday in his hometown of livingston, new jersey. with so many candidates in the republican field it will be tough for him to rise maybe to the top. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal," only 36% of republican primary voters can see themselves voting for christie. budget cuts are coming to prince george's county schools. the ceo kevin plan was passed last night. it was approved with a 7-5 vote.
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parents complained of budget cuts to the school system. later this month the county council rejected a plan to raise more property taxes. a vote at another school district has some parents upset. what their kids can learn about gender. and why you may never know about police misconnect in the state. >> and the mother went inside to pay for gas, and a man jumped in the car and took off. how the two little girls managed to escape. and dry now, that is about to change. amelia is looking at when the
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a 10-year-old girl and her 2-year-old sister escaped a carjacking by jumping out of the car. their mother left the girls inside the car, and the engine of the car was left running when a man jumped in and started to try away. the brave young girls jumped from the passenger side door and you can see the mother then running toward the car in this video to go after the girls. it happened sunday near san bernadino. the police know who the man is and the girls were not badly injured. the new court ruling will make it harder to learn about police misconduct in maryland. "the baltimore sun" said an appeals court found that they're except from the maryland public
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information act. that includes when they're true. it can lead to a chilling effect where supervisors don't want to risk their employees' reputations by punishing them. all right, it is time to check your weather and traffic on the 1s. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal telling us more about this nice day ahead. good morning to you. >> good morning, eun. a pretty quiet day today, plenty of clouds. high temperatures only in the low 8 0s and the chance of a shower. tomorrow, heavy rain at times throughout the day. and there's the potential for flash flooding. if you have something to do tomorrow, i would get it done tomorrow morning. now future weather 6:00 p.m. this evening notice widely scattered shower. no severe weather in the forecast for today. tomorrow, rain moves in during the morning hours. notice these bright colors on future weather. that's heavy rain at 10:00 a.m. some thunderstorms are possible as we get into the afternoon and evening hours. some of those storms could be strong with gusty winds that could produce some isolated wind damage. here we can see tracking rain. heavy rain as we head into
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saturday night, into the overnight hours. once we hit midnight we'll start to dry out. i'll look at what this means for sunday, but you're tracking a new accident. >> another serious crash as you said, amherndon. drainville road is shut down at 40 oaks drive. road closed both directions here this morning. sounds like they could be getting a tow truck on the scene there in getting this out of the way for us. north potomac, still have this fatal crash. dufief mill and then in alexandria northbound, north beauregard, only one lane is getting by. beltway at st. barnabas no problem. >> thanks melissa. the investigation surrounding a serial killer in connecticut now has authorities looking into a man from our area. why they're taking a close look at a virginia man. if you have a student athlete you'll want to hear this. why some kids are more p
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you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back at 4:44. we are keeping a close eye on the supreme court today. we could see a ruling on same-sex marriage. millions of couples will be affected by this decision. and nbc's tracie potts is with us now this morning to talk about what could happen today. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. this is a big one and it could come as soon as today. two key questions before the court -- is same-sex marriage a fundamental right? meaning should it and must it be offered to couples in every state? not the patch work that we are seeing across the country right now. the other question is if not, must states that do not marry same-sex couples recognize marriages that are performed legally in other states? so we're waiting that decision. president obama made comments about it just this week saying that this is about civil rights.
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equal rights and protection under the law. supporters say this patch work of laws we are seeing around the country is fundamentally flawed. we are waiting on that decision and four others possibly today and possibly as late as monday. >> tracie potts, thanks. the search for the person behind serial murders in connecticut in 2003 is leading investigators to virginia now. and detectives search the home of william devin howell in hampton yesterday. he's in prison but he lived in hampton in 2003. police and a team of fbi search dogs looked for evidence in and around that home. >> currently we have begun a grid search of the ground where we're starting the tedious process of starting to dig through several different areas in the ground. >> now, howell is a key suspect in the killing of seven peoples in new briton, connecticut seven years ago. he is only charged in one of the case snoos we're working to learn the name of the man murdered and set on fire in the
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district. the medical examiner says the victim was shot several times before being set on fire inside of a trash can. on tuesday, firefighters discovered the body inside of a burning trash can in the trinidad neighborhood. d.c. police are having a tough time identifying the man because the body was so badly burned. the district has seen a spike in murders with 64 committed so far this year. that is a 20% increase over this time last year. a developing story now. the search for the convicted killers who escaped in upstate new york is intensifying. richard matt and david sweat have been on the run for three weeks now. >> meanwhile we are learning more about the prison guard who was arrested. gene palmer is charged with passing frozen hamburger meat to matt. a prison seamstress already admitted that she smuggled hacksaw blades and other tools inside that meat. >> now, palmer told police that matt gave him the paintings and information about other inmates in exchange for favors over the past two years.
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that included letting sweat access the catwalk behind the block to alter the wiring so he could cook in his cell. palmer's lawyer says his client had no knowledge about the escape plans. the boston marathon bomber now kales the infamous -- calls the infamous super max prison in colorado home. dzhokhar tsarnaev will be there while his execution is scheduled. that could take years because of the appeals process. super max is home to one of the 9/11 conspirators and unabomber ted kaczynski. tsarnaev will be moved to death row in indiana. new research shows that girls run a higher risk of injuries in sports. the highest rate of overuse injuries were in girls, track field, hockey and lacrosse. more than 3,000 boys and girls took part in the study. for boys it's swimming and diving that causes the most injuries. doctors say teen athletes should vary the sports to avoid
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injuries. the seventh annual hiv testing days place today. it starts at 10:00 at the max robinson center in southeast washington. it's part of a national testing day campaign. the official national testing day is tomorrow. free confidential testing is available today along with information to help you stay healthy. maryland governor larry hogan is giving the green light to the purple line. it will connect montgomery and prince george's county. he made the announcement as part of the $2 billion infrastructure improvement project. it will make route 1 safer for pedestrians between college avenue and university boulevard. there will be a brand new interchange on the beltway at the greenbelt metro station. that new interchange is an effort to lure the fbi to prince george's county. >> if it gets the fbi here, do it. >> sounds like a good idea if they can make the numbers work. it sounds like it would be good. all the way and. >> now the governor also allocated $200 million for that
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interchange project around the greenbelt station. the improvements would be complete by 2020. one man found out the hard way that wearing high heel shoes is more a fashion choice. it is an acquired skill. >> i wanted to -- please let me die. >> please let me die. that's brandon cohen. so he wanted to see for himself why -- why girls complain about wearing heels so much. that's why cohen spent an entire day wearing strappy sandals. not just high heels but strappy sandals. that's just adding insult to injury. didn't take him too long to realize how painful wearing high heels can be. even simple tasks like walking to the elevator, taking stairs -- oh, my goodness. he can hurt himself, seriously. driving a car. people wonder what is going on? it doesn't even go with his
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outfit. i mean, come on. >> outfit? >> if you're going to do the strappy sandal, kind of a dressy look. how long do you think you'd last? >> i don't know how you do it. i watch you walk around in the wedge, the physics don't make sense to me. i don't get it. god bless you both. >> right, that's what i was thinking. the most comfortable. for today, pretty quiet weather day. highs only in the low 80s. plenty of clouds. maybe an afternoon shower. good day to head to the park. maybe not the best day to be at the pool if you want to feel the sunshine. tomorrow, heavy rain in the forecast. pretty much from beginning to the end of the day. so tomorrow, a weather alert day. pretty much everybody under a flash flood watch. exactly who is and is not under on the facebook and the twitter pages. but flash flooding for tomorrow. how the system tracks, there could be some strong to severe thunderstorms later in the day. the greatest concern would be strong winds producing some wind damage. overall we're getting a break
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from the humidity after tomorrow. sunday, comfortable, breezy. by far the better of the two weekend days. traffic, no major issues. exercise outdoors relatively nice with cloud cover in place and comfortable temperatures also not too humid today. headed out and about, you could be dealing with that late day shower. i want to mention those of you around the charlottesville area, there's the chance of thunderstorms for you later today and they could be strong to severe. but elsewhere, that's not going to be the case. temperatures in the 60s and 70s. 71 in washington. everybody else in the 60s. 66 at dulles and 69 degrees over in annapolis. patchy fog until 8:00 a.m. otherwise, temperatures in the low 70s as we work our way to the 7:00 and 8:00 hour. 11:00 around 77. maybe an isolated shower later this afternoon and evening and the high of 83. weather risk tomorrow by far the greatest weather risk is going to be heavy rain. followed by some high winds. those high winds would be the greatest concern as we work our
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way into the afternoon and evening hours. high temperature tomorrow 78 degrees. on sunday, breezy low humidity. clouds giving way to increasing sunshine. high of 82. overall a nice day. monday very nice. we lose the winds. temperatures warm, low humidity, a high of 86. a chance of some thunderstorms on tuesday. melissa, you have new information coming in about an. >> just spoke with police, about north potomac. two people were killed in the overnight crash. two passengers in the vehicle. so we have police on the scene doing cleanup here in north potomac, dufief road at travilah road, all lanes are blocked. northbound north beauregard, only one lane getting by. and this is cleared in herndon. 270 northbound and southbound,
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no issues here on 270 this morningal remember to listen to our friends from wtop for the latest on traffic. virginia at 5 at 123 gordon boulevard moving along nicely. >> thanks, melissa. it is what a lot of students have been waiting for -- especially those whose s.a.t. had a major misprint. when and where they can find their scores. why you have to find a
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>> today is the last day attorneys for the six baltimore police officers charged in freddie gray's death can hand over evidence. attorneys must hand over all evidence to the state's attorney's office today. last week, baltimore's state attorney marilyn mosby asked the judge to keep them from publicly sharing information. they said they're selectively releasing information that could jeopardize the trial. the judge rejected that request. when and how is the best time to teach your children about gender identity and sexual orientation? that was the debate going on in fairfax county last night. the school board voted in favor of adding gender identity and sexual orientation to the family life education curriculum for seventh through tenth graders. some parents don't like the -- don't think the classroom is the place for those lessons. they now have the option to opt out of them. >> we actually think the right decision was made.
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parents deserve to have the right to opt their children out. we want to make sure that students who want to be educated and need to be educated on these things are in the right position. >> some members of the lgbt community are pleased that parents have a chance to opt out. education is key to preventing bullying, some say. scores from the misprinted s.a.t.s are up on line. the college board says that throughout sections of the scoring, it will still allow your students to retake them for free. it said they had 25 minutes to complete one section, however the proctor's book said they had 20 minutes. the scores are still valid and reliable even without that section. a new bill is calling for d.c. to become the 51st state. senator tom carper of delaware introduced the bill yesterday. it would shrink washington d.c. to include the white house, the capitol and the national mall and the rest of the district would become state of new
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columbia. this bill has more support than any before it. thousands of you in prince william may have to find a new way to get to work. some bus services are being considered cut. they're facing a short fall next year. stay with us. "news4 today" continues now. 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" starts now. >> and good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday. it's june 26 2015. let's go straight to kristin wright at the live desk. >> hey, we have breaking news and an update to a story we told you about earlier this morning. a second person we just learned is dead in that car crash in north potomac. this is just in. we reported at the top of the show at this horrific looking crash. we learned a second person has been killed. the crash happened on dufief mill road near travilah road.
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a car hit a tree. you can see the rear axle of the car came off. we learned that police are investigating whether speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash. coming up melissa mollet will have the latest on closures in the area. >> thanks. let's check in with amelia segal for a check on the forecast. >> happy friday. here's the latest check of storm team 4 radar. clear in our area and we are looking at mainly dry day. just the chance of an afternoon or evening shower. not the case tomorrow. rain moves in during the morning hours. it will be heavy at times throughout the day. on into the evening hours coming to an end around midnight. and there is the concern for flash flooding across the area. just about everybody under a flash flood watch except for extreme parts of southern maryland and around the northern neck. this is running until 2:00 a.m. on sunday. one to two inches of rain is likely. some spots could see up to three inches of rain. right now, we're at 70 degrees. mostly cloudy skies in place and
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some areas of patchy fog and mist especially in the rural locations. that will continue to be the case until 7:00, 8:00. by 9:00 11:00, temperatures in the upper 70s. beltway looking good, melissa? >> beltway is looking good. as far as construction, it's now out of the way so we don't have any issues as far as that goes right now. of course we have that problem kristin was talking about, the one we have been talking about all morning in north potomac with dufief mill road and travilah, that fatal accident underway. 66, 95 here lots of green. no major issues. overall prince george's county looking good as well. back at 5:11 with a live look at 95 in maryland. >> thanks melissa. a 16-year-old is recovering after being shot at a rec center in prince george's county. this happened last night at the

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