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ee inches of rain. right now, we're at 70 degrees. mostly cloudy skies in place and 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 birchwood community park and rec
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center in oxon hill. the shooting was the result of an argument between the victim and a friend of the shooter. no one has been arrested. a woman is recovering this morning after being hit by a car in northwest washington. d.c. police tell us after 6:00 p.m. someone hit a woman walking on wisconsin avenue near wyndham street northwest. she's the third pedestrian hit on wisconsin avenue in the past three weeks. two people died after being hit. a pedestrian safety group wants changes along the road to make it safer for people crossing the street. 5:01 is your time right 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 south carolina state senator and the senior pastor at the church where nine worshipers were gunned down. thousands have paid their respects. as you may know, the president
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and the first lady, hillary clinton and the bidens will be at the funeral today. president obama spent last night working on the eulogy and in a few minutes we'll go live to south carolina for a look at how the community there is planning to say good-bye. here in our area, you can join mourners at a vigil hosted by the stafford county naacp. it's outside the united states christian ministry. it is open to the public and to pastors and worshipers from other churches. it's 5:02. new this morning we're hoping to learn what the case against a d.c. teacher accused of child sex abuse has or will be taken to the grand jury. giovanni pena heads back to court today. he waived his right to the preliminary hearing. police say he inappropriately touched an 11-year-old boy in the 2013-14 school year. he taught at oyster-adams bilingual school in washington. a man accused of trying to hire someone to murder his ex-wife is heading back to court. prosecutors say dallas brumback, jr., offered someone
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$5,000 for the murder. he and his ex had a bitter custody battle after the 2006 divorce. brumback has ties to the whites only christian organization. police seized guns, a cross bow and kkk items from his home. montgomery county police investigating the death of a 60-year-old village man as a murder. someone beat bradley colmes so badly he died and that beating happened on july 12. three people saw the attack. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information in this case. the son of the late marion barry is heading to jail according to "the washington post." christian barry is facing 15 did days for violating probation. barry is supposed to report to jail on july 3rd. today we are keeping a close eye on the supreme court ruling on same-sex marriage.
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it may be handed down today. millions of couples will be affected by the decision in all 50 states. the court will decide if gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry or if state bans can remain in place. nbc's tracie potts will join us later from capitol hill with the latest. today is the opening day of the 2015 world police and fire games being hosted by fairfax county this year. i'll be emceeing the opening ceremonies tonight beginning at 6:00. the fun begins well before that at rfk stadium here in d.c. that's where news4's molette green is to let us know about the fan fest. hey, molette. >> reporter: oh, yeah. this is going to be a huge deal. this place is going to come to life in a matter of hours. for the first time, these games coming to the u.s. and right here in our area. 12,000 athletes we're talking about. first responders from 70 different countries competing in 60-plus games all of this to
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honor public safety workers as they compete against each other. the fan fest that you mentioned kicks off at 3:00 this afternoon. they'll have food, entertainment. you'll get to look at classic and modern public safety vehicles and then the big time opening celebration that aaron will help emcee. it starts at 6:00. chicago fire actor joe menoso is one of the special guests. you have plenty of time to get in on the fun. it is free and open to the public. most of it -- most of the games, the bulk of them in virginia in fairfax county. but a lot of fun for a lot of people today. aaron, can't wait to see you down here. >> thanks. check out storm team 4 radar right now. it is clear right now. but get ready, we're in for a soaker of a day. amelia segal has the latest on
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the flood watches. and we have the worst commute, and where does it stack up against the other cities. did you get enough sleep last night? were you sleeping alone? why some couples are splitting up at least at night. were you sleeping alone? sorry. i'm stuck on that. hey, if you're headed to the beach this weekend, are you headed there alone? no. be on the lookout for this. the hammerhead shark making an appearance at the coast and how dangerous it is to humans.
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well this is not a good story to hear right before you jump in the car and try to work. a new report from the census bureau says d.c. is the third worst city for traffic in regards to travel time. d.c. took the third spot behind san francisco. new york is number one. well, you have no doubt seen this video. a hammerhead shark came right up on the beach in ocean city yesterday. that's a little too close to home. the beach patrol says it's more worried about her safety than yours to e. -- though. it's likely that the shark is sick or hurt. hammerheads are harmless to humans and the sharks can grow to more than 1,000 pounds. any time a shark swims on shore it will draw attention. the beach patrol says it will clear the water of swimmers if the shark returns. that's important to know. the hammerhead shark versus a different kind of shark.
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>> how do you test that? >> right. >> i don't want to test it. >> i'm worried for the hammerhead hammerhead. all right, weather and traffic on the 1s. amelia segal is in for tom this morning with a look at the day ahead. >> good morning. temperature is 70 degrees. overall today, the clouds do win out. some patchy fog until 7:00, 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. in the mid 70s. and upper 70s by 9:00. a possibility of a late-day shower. there is a flash flood watch that goes into effect for everybody. that's going to start early tomorrow morning. and it's going to run until 2:00 a.m. on sunday. all of the areas here in green. under this flash flood watch. one to three inches of rain will fall throughout the day tomorrow on into tomorrow evening. right now on storm team 4 radar, we are all clear. but again there's a chance of a shower later in the day today. i'll have more on that coming up in about ten minutes, but for now melissa a problem free
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friday? >> right now, maryland here 95 at cherry hill road. everything looking good, northbound and southbound. moving over to prince george's county this morning again, nice and green. lots of movement. earlier road work out of the way. beltway at central avenue, moving along nicely as well. taking a look here at 95 in virginia. northbound, southbound, everything is nice and green. you don't have any big problems there. this is our one spot where we are still shut down here. north potomac, the double fatal crash from last night, dufief mill road at travilah all lanes are still blocked. >> thank you. a woman and her baby survive a plane crash only to be stranded in the jungle. how they survived on coconut. and a visit comes as we're learning another republican is about to announce he's running
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your time is 5:15. today, thousands are expected a at funeral for the pastor who was gunned down in his south carolina church. last night, president obama put the final touches on his eulogy. now let's go to nbc's dave wagner who has been speaking with community members ahead of this sad day. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, it is a sad day, eun. good to talk to you this morning. the body of clementa pinckney remains inside emanuel ame church right now. it will be moved to the college of charleston later on today. more than 20 people are expected to speak before president obama is at the service that's expected to last for hours we're told. the first lady, the president and hillary clinton will be in attendance here. we should be point out, there are six more funerals planned for the nine victims of the mass shooting. meantime, dylann roof remains in the jail about eight miles away, facing nine counts of murder. we should also point out here, eun, that this is where being
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held on the college of the campus of charleston only holds about 5,400 people. so they'll have areas in the community, some businesses, all the television stations are going to broadcast this service live. but again, it will be a long service. not everybody will be able to get inside. but we are talking maybe three to four hours long. >> all right. dave wagner, thank you. and you will no longer be able to purchase confederate flag merchandise at any national park service shop. belt buckles, key chains stickers and other items will be removed. you will still be able to buy educational items including books and dvds with flags on them. there had been a lot of these items in places like the civil war battlefields and national historic sites in our area. today children in the district can take part in the annual united states attorney youth summit. the fifth annual summit takes place at the friendship public
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charter high school northeast. starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 this afternoon. this year's summit focuses on educating our youth about the rights and responsibilities when interacting with law enforcement. the ceo's budget plan for the prince george's county schools is now in place. the board approved it yesterday with a 7-5 vote. during the meeting last night, parents complained about budget cuts to the school system. the county council rejected a plan to raise more money for schools by raising property taxes. tonight, hillary clinton is meeting with democrats here in our area. the democratic party of virginia is hosting her at the jefferson jackson event. the event is a powwow for democrats ahead of the legislative elections in november. it is at george mason university. next week, another familiar name will enter the republican primary. nbc news confirms chris christie plans to announce in his hometown of livingston, new jersey. with so many candidates it will be tough for him to stand out. the latest poll shows only 36% of republican primary voters say they can see themselves voting
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for christie. 5:18 right now. "news4 your health" this morning, losing some weight con combined with a daily supplement may go a long way to preventing disease. they found that women who lost 5% of the body weight and took vitamin d daily reduced inflammation more than women who just lost weight. experts say having healthy vitamin d levels is a is impl way to reduce chronic disease. you they get a better night's -- you may get a better night's sleep if you sleep alone. many are chooses to sleep separately to get a good night's sleep. and relationship experts say it can improve your relationship. >> if both partners are sleeping better, they're more likely to behave better in their intimate relationships. >> now studies show that people who toss and turn more next to
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somebody else, but many of us prefer the company. relationship experts do recommend that couples schedule time together before heading to separate beds. schedule it. yikes. make an appointment for some quality time. >> aaron. >> i'm just saying that's what the scientists say. >> okay. let's move on. your choice of smartphone says a lot about the way you eat and shop. a collection of receipts by checkout tracking found that iphone users are more likely to have liquid for lunch like a smoothie or soup or a cocktail? android users lean more towards roast beef and fried chicken. the group said iphone users prefer target, while android users like walmart. i'm not saying the study says liquid -- you know? >> liquid for lunch. you know, i'll have a green
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juice. that sort of thing. doesn't last very long because i get hungry. it's 5:20 on this friday morning. we want to go to amelia segal as we look outside here. looks like a double cloud deck this morning. >> yeah. mostly cloudy skies across the area, but dry conditions. not tracking any rain on storm team 4 radar. however, there are some areas of patchy fog. especially in the more rural locations this morning. and that'll be the case until 8:00 a.m. overall today is a quiet weather day. there's the chance that you're dealing with a late day shower for the afternoon and evening hours, but most if not all of your day is looking dry. tomorrow, not the case. it will be a weather alert day. the greatest concern tomorrow will be flash flooding. if we see rain move in during the morning hours there's less of a risk of severe weather later in the day but if the rain holds off until the midday hours, that means there's a greater risk of severe weather for the afternoon and evening hours. as we get new information we'll continue the update the forecast. right now main moves in during
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the morning hours. a break from the humidity. sunday is the better of the two weekend days. temperatures are in the mid 60s at this hour. except for washington, fredericksburg, easton cambridge, all around 70 degrees. so another comfortable start. highs today only in the low 80s. a bit humid. might want to keep the small umbrella handy. tomorrow, here are the road impacts. if you have an errand to run the best time to go out will be the morning hours. as we get into the midday hours, heavy rain is possible. by the afternoon and evening hours we're absolutely tracking heavy rain torrential rain. downpours, storms. some of the storms could be strong to severe. and there will be some areas of flash flooding. there's also the concern that we could see some creeks and rivers come to near or just above flood stage. so a day tomorrow to be weather ready, especially later in the day. a high of 78. muggy on sunday. it's breezy.
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a high of 82. low humidity. clouds give way to increasing sunshine. monday, a nice day. plenty of sun. a comfortable 86ing the degrees. melissa you're tracking an accident and a work around? >> we are still closed with this fatal accident in north potomac, dufief mill road at travilah road. if you want to avoid that scene completely, use 28 or darnestown road. we have all lanes blocked in the area. double fatal crash from overnight. so a big clean-up there. wide look at the beltway. no major problems as you look at the beltway. 66 at route 50 eastbound and westbound. quite good. brand new crash, sounds it's off to the right side of the roadway, involving a tractor-trailer. 95 northbound, just after route 3 fredericksburg. i wouldn't suggest flying, but we can fly in the center. everything looks pretty good.
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remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in latest on traffic. breaking news into the live desk now of a concerning situation unfolding overseas at a factory in france. the factory appears to be under some sort of an attack. a man there at the factory has been decapitated. we just learned in the past few minutes several people wounded, load explosions are coming from inside. we don't know at this point whether this is some sort of terrorist attack or something else. but we're following it for you here at the live desk. eun back to you. >> kristin wright, thanks. a tennessee highway is closed this morning after six people were killed in a crash. 15 cars were involved in this crash in chattanooga. including a tractor-trailer. a car caught on fire. police are investigating what caused this crash. a canadian airport is back open
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this morning after a bomb threat. air canada flight was grounded and air traffic was diverted while police cleared the plane. no one was hurt. a mother and child have been found after surviving a plane crash in a remote area of colombia. they were airlifted t hospital in medellin. a heavy load of fish in the cabin cushioned the crash impact. the pilot was killed. a maryland man is in jail this morning, accused of stealing thousands of atm cards and pin numbers. raphael cordero used an atm skimmer. one skimmer was discovered in a bank. he stole more than $300,000 in the scheme. officers caught up with him in florida. he was trying to board a flight to bogota, colombia. look at this, i want to show you incredible pictures here. a family in washington state came home from a baseball game
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to find a giant cube of ice in their house. look at that. this ice cube crashed through the roof of the home and landed in a closet. they think it came off an airplane that flew overhead. they're just glad nobody was hurt. >> i think about the park down -- the park's half a mile away. it could have fallen in a pickup softball game or something like that and someone could have hurt. >> officials are trying to figure out where that ice came from. it is a deadline for attorneys in the freddie gray case. what must be handed over by the end of today. we're keeping close tabs on the highest court in the land as we await what could be another major decision day. the issues the court could rule on straight ahead. looking outside at the nbc4 studios dry right now for a big chunk of the day. but if you have outdoor plans tomorrow, you may want to reschedule.
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30, the latest on three developing stories you can expect updates on throughout the day. starting in north potomac where
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we know now two people are dead in this violent crash. it happened before midnight on dufief mill before travilah road. we're trying to find out the cause of this crash. and president obama heads to charleston where he will give the eulogy for reverend pinckney. he was killed last week when a gunman began shooting at a church bible study. we're under a flood watch tomorrow. heavy rain is expected to be a big problem. amelia segal has an update next. but first, good morning i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news4 today" on this friday morning. coming up on 5:30 right now and amelia segal is in the storm team 4 weather center with a look at the rain we're anticipating. amelia? >> well a shower is possible later today. you want to keep that small umbrella handy. as we look to tomorrow, heavy rain is in the forecast. just about everybody is under a flash flood watch tomorrow. that goes on into tomorrow night
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and expires sunday at 2:00 a.m. one to three inches of rain is in the forecast for tomorrow. the greatest concern for flash flooding does look to be later in the day on your saturday. i want to time this out for you. here's this afternoon. 2:00 p.m. most of us mainly dry. but mostly cloudy. highs today only in the low 80s. humid. notice 6:00 there are some showers around the metro area. as we get into -- as we work our way toward morning, rain moves in and it will be heavy at times throughout the day. torrential rain and downpours in the forecast. by the afternoon and evening hours some storms also likely make their way into the area. and some of those storms could be on the strong to severe side. the greatest concern would be some strong, gusty winds that could produce some isolated wind damage. again, that would be mainly later in the day tomorrow when we're tracking about one to three inches of rain. right now, melissa, this morning some patchy fog around, but for the most p cameras not a lot showing up.
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>> not a lot showing up. overall we look pretty good as you look at the beltway. taking a look at that big map, you can see we don't have any major problems right now. nice and green. lots of movement here. we have a brand-new report of a crash here. massachusetts avenue at 34th place. sounds like a crash just happened there with injuries. doesn't sound like anything is blocked. but we'll keep you updated. prince george's county looking good. beltway at colesville road no major issues. still have this problem in north potomac, dufief mill and your travel times are coming up. we're keeping a close eye on the supreme court today. we could see a ruling on same-sex marriage. millions of couples will be after fengtded by the -- affect affected by this decision. nbc's tracie potts has more. >> reporter: good morning. five cases outstanding, same-sex marriage is the largest of those. there are two questions that the court is being asked to answer. number one, what about states
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that do not recognize same-sex marriage, should they be forced to in terms of equal protection under the law. right now we have a patch work across the country. and the other question for state that don't do they have to recognize marriages that happen legally in other states? the president spoke out on this at an lgbt pride reception on wednesday saying this is about civil rights and equal protection. supporters say laws are fundamentally flawed that prevent same-sex marriage and they want the court to address this. again, five cases that are outstanding. we could see decisions starting today. >> all right, tracie potts live on capitol hill for us, thanks, tracie. 5:32 now. today is the last day for attorneys for the police officers charged in freddie gray's death to hand over evidence. last week the state attorney marilyn mosby asked the judge to
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keep the attorneys from publicly sharing information. she says they are selectively releasing information that could jeopardize the trial. the judge rejected that request. we're working to learn the name of the man murdered and set on fire in the district. the medical examiner says the victim was shot several times before being set on fire inside a trash can. on tuesday, firefighters discovered the body inside a burning trash can in the trinidad neighborhood. d.c. police say they're having a a tough time identifying the man because his body was badly burned. there's 64 murders committed so far this year, that's a 20% increase over this time last year. new this morning, frederick, maryland, police arrested this man and charged him with indecent exposurement of police say that jose arnaz flashed a woman on northeast street yesterday. she called police and an officer found him in the nearby store. he is awaiting a court appearance. d.c. police arrested a man
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accused of sexually assaulting two women. 19-year-old hussein smart forced the woman behind the building near the intersection of rhode island avenue and attacked them. smart was arrested later in the day and charged with sex abuse, kidnapping and robbery. maryland governor larry hogan is giving the green light to the purple line. the light rail system will connect montgomery and prince george's counties. hogan made the announcement as part of a $2 billion project. that project also includes congestion relief on i-270. that will make route 1 in college park safer for pedestrians between college avenue and university boulevard. there will be a brand-new interchange at the greenbelt metro station. the 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 sound like it would be goodall the way around. >> the governor allocated
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$200 million to the interchange project around the greenbelt station. the improvements would be complete by 2020. good news, bad news about the 16th bridge project. the entire bridge will be shut down for 24 hours tonight as crews work to finish repairs. the good news -- that project is ahead of schedule and they expect to reopen the bridge completely by july 1. drivers have dealt with lane closures since last fall. and the 16th street bridge is one of 12 in d.c. considered structurally deficient. wtop obtained the report which says the number is the lowest it's been in years. nine of the bridges are under ddot's control. they include the sousa bridge, 295 bridge over suitland parkway. and the national park service controls the other three bridges including the arlington memorial bridge. ddot says they have budgeted $36 million to make repairs to
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most of those bridges. it's what a lot of students have been waiting for especially those whose s.a.t.s had a major misprint. when and where they can find their scores. a man jumped into a car with kids inside and took off. how two little girls managed to escape. looking live outside on this friday morning, dry right now, but that could change. 66 degrees outside. amelia segal is looking at when the rain is expected to hit us.
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a 10-year-old girl and 2-year-old sister escaped a carjacking by jumping out of the car as it was moving. the girls were left inside the car with the engine running as the mother went into the 7/eleven gas station to pay. a man jumped in and then the girls jumped from the passenger side door. this happened near san bernardino california. the police know who he is and they're hoping he will turn himself in. a new court ruling will make it harder to learn about police misconduct in maryland.
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an appeals court found internal records about officer misconduct are exempt. that includes cases where it's true. the court says handing over that information about proven misconduct could lead to a chilling effect where supervisors don't want to risk their employees' reputation by punishing them. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal is tracking the potential for big changes in our weather. >> what you're looking at is patchy fog. 270 clarksburg road area. we'll continue to see some patchy fog until about 7:00, 8:00 in the more rural areas. it's a mostly cloudy and mainly dry day. tomorrow, that's when the big changes arrive. heavy rain at times throughout the day. especially during the afternoon and evening hours. when thunderstorms are also possible. some of those storms could be on the strong to severe side. skycast 4 throughout the day 7:00 a.m., plenty of clouds in place. washington around 70, in the suburbs and the mid 60s. as we work our way toward noon,
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still mostly cloudy. skies at that point in the mid to upper 70s. our highs today only and 80 degrees. also that threat of a shower by 5:00 p.m. light rain here on skycast 4. for the most part we'll stay mainly dry today. any issues on the roads right now? >> still have the problem in north potomac, dufief mill at travilah. the lanes are blocked because of the fatal crash where two people died. your best alternate is 28 or darns down. and northbound at beauregard one lane is still getting by. maryland, you're just fine. in virginia, no problems here. 95 north quantico to the beltway taking you one minute longer than it should. looks like some folks perhaps out of town. remember to listen to our friends from wtop when you hop in your car. a vote at another school district has some parents upset this morning.
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what their kids could soon learn about gender. inside the mind of an accused
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you're watching "news4 today." >> 15 before 6:00 now. and the fbi searched the former virginia home of the prisoner you just saw there looking for clues into a series of murders in connecticut 12 years ago. that's when william devin howell lived in hampton. police and the fbi search team of dogs looked for evidence in and around that home yesterday. >> 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. >> howell is a key suspect in the murders of seven people in new briton, connecticut, back in 2003. he is only charged in one of the cases. poetry about murder and journal entries about his favorite gun will be allowed as evidence in the triple murder
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trial of charles severance. prosecutors say the writing pros ride is a motive for -- provide a motive. but the defense attorneys argue the writings are not specific and they could turn the jury against severance. one of his friends agrees. >> i think that they looked through his writings and extracted what they wanted to be sensational about it. >> prosecutors say severance did write about getting back at the elite. all three of the murders happened in upscale neighborhoods. a developing story now. the search for the convicted killers who escaped an upstate new york prison is intensifying. richard matt and david sweat have been on the run for three weeks. >> 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 admitted she smuggled hacksaw blades and other tools inside that meat.
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>> and matt gave him paintings and information about other inmates in exchange for favors over the past two years. that included letting sweat access the catwalk behind the block to alter the wiring so he could cook in his cell. palmer's lawyer said his client had no knowledge about the escape plan. the boston marathon bomber now calls the infamous super max federal 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. he will be eventually moved to death row in indiana. in "news4 your health," new research shows girls run a higher risk of injury in high school sports. rates of overuse injuries were in girls track, field hockey and lacrosse. more than 3,000 boys and girls took part in this study. for boys it is swimming and diving that causes the most injuries. teen athletes should vary the
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sports to avoid overuse injuries. the hiv testing day takes place in the district. there are several events happening. head out to the max robinson center in southeast. that starts at 10:00 a.m. free confidential testing is available along with information to keep you healthy. between 1:00 and 4:00 today, testing is also available at the rayburn health unit in southeast. this is part of hiv testing day tomorrow. the new bill in the u.s. senate calling for d.c. to become the 51st state. senator carper of delaware introduced that bill yesterday. it would shrink washington, d.c. to include the white house, the capitol and the national mall. the rest of the district would become the state of new columbia. this bill has more support than any before it. it's 5:48. this is bound to get a lot of people talking this morning and perhaps a little upset. a wallet hub just released its list of top u.s. cities to spend fourth of july. of course i'm thinking d.c. is number one. didn't even make the top of the
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list. it didn't even crack the top ten. d.c. came in at number 18 on the list behind birmingham, alabama, minneapolis, minnesota is number one on the list. wallet hub says the cost of hotels and congestion during the holiday kept d.c. lower on the list. >> it's not the sights and the party it's being here. >> right. it does get congested on the mall. but i'm telling you there's nothing as spectacular as fireworks over the national mall on july 4th. one of the bucket list things you have to do. >> and nice rivers in minnesota. the hotel is not $500 a night. >> come on. no offense to birmingham or minneapolis -- no. i'm not accepting that. well, fireworks of course are a big part of the july 4th celebration. they're generally something though you want to leave up to the professionals. >> if you're planning on lighting up home fireworks you need to know where they're legal and where they're not.
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news4's megan mcgrath live on the national mall with what we need to know. >> reporter: hey, good morning. every year the consumer safety product commission puts out a warning and they do a graphic demonstration about the dangers of at-home fireworks. later on this morning they'll be doing that with jeff rossen from the "today" man. they'll blow up watermelons to demonstrate the dangers of the fire works. 200 people are injured every day in the month of july and despite the fact that fire works are illegal in most places. now, the laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. so there's often a lot of confusion about what the rules are. take a look here at our laws in our area. d.c., anything that explodes is illegal. suburban, maryland, so prince george's county and montgomery county, all fire works are illegal including sparklers. in alexandria, all fireworks are
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illegal. that includes sparklers as well. fairfax nothing that explodes can be set off. they're putting the warning out there. people do get injured despite the fact they're not supposed to be lighting off fireworks and of course we have a lot of professional displays around town. so there is that option and they're encouraging people to take it. back to you in the studio. >> thanks, megan. 5:51 is our time right now. i want to turn to meteorologist amelia segal this morning. we're waking up to a pretty decent morning. going to about rough weekend though. >> yeah, especially tomorrow. so you need to be weather ready tomorrow. we are looking at rain to move in during the morning hours. especially later in the day and there will be flash flooding later on tomorrow. today, kind of the calm before the storm. a quiet weather day. and just a chance of a late day shower. now, the weather impacts for today, relatively low. no major issues for travel. mostly cloudy skies. outdoor exercise today.
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it will be pretty nice not too humid. plenty of clouds in place, not too hot. only around 80s, low 80s. that late day shower is possible, so keep the small umbrella handy if you have dinner plans for later on tonight. temperatures coming in in the 60s for the most part. washington being the exception at 70 degrees. but leesburg at 64. camp spring, 66. gaithersburg, 63. nice for the early morning run. just some patchy fog until about 7:00, 8:00. north and west of town. by 11:00 a.m. we are in the upper 70s, maybe an isolated shower again for the afternoon and evening hours.reatest weather risk by far is going to be heavy rain. now, if the rain holds off until the midday afternoon hours there's a better chance that we'll be dealing with severe thunderstorms. greatest concern would be high winds producing some wind damage followed by hail and we can't
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rule out a weak tornado if rain does hold off until the afternoon hours tomorrow. but for the most part, heavy rain and high winds are the greatest concern. the high of 78. sunday, breezy, high of 82. partly sunny skies. monday, very nice. melissa, a lot of sun. talking about patchy fog, you're seeing that show up on some of the cameras right now. >> yeah. aaron gilchrist -- trying to distract me here this morning. 270 at clarksburg. are you coming in? >> no. >> we miss you being in the studio. sometimes it's nice -- >> i'm wearing green, i can't do it. >> no, you're not. nice to see you, eun. 270 at clarksburg, a big foggy here. the camera not showing any problem there this morning. dufief mill at travilah, still have the lanes blocked. the alternate is 28 darnestown road to avoid that crash clean-up scene. blue and yellow line single-tracking. i wanted to mention it between national airport and braddock road. 66 okay, getting a tad slow
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through dale city. northbound north beauregard, one lane getting by. 5:54 is our time. when and how is the best time to teach your kids about gender identity and sexual orientation? that was the debate 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 think the classroom is the place for those lessons. they now have the option to opt out of those class lessons. >> we actually think the right decision was made. the parents deserved to have their kids opt out and we made sure the kids that need and want to be educated are in the right position. >> some are pleased that the parents have a chance to opt out. scores from the misprinted
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s.a.t.s your students took are now up on line. it threw out sections of the test when it came to scoring but it will let your student retake the s.a.t.s for free. earlier this month, students discovered manuals said they had 25 minutes to complete one section. however, the proctor's book said the students only had 20 minutes. five minutes fewer. the coll scores are valid and reliable even without scoring that section of the test. we are monitoring two recalls for you this morning. one affecting tens of thousands of drivers. the other in your closet maybe. cnbc's landon dowdy has the latest on all this. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you. subaru is recalling 72,000 outback legacy and impreza vehicles from the 2015 model year because of a software glitch can cause the automatic breaking system to stop working. acura is recalling some suvs from the 2014 and 2015 model years because a bolt in the air conditioning system can become loose or break.
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causing other parts to fall off. no crashes have been reported. and recalling about 318,000 women's tops because the draw strings can draw back and hit people in the face. seven people have reported face and eye injuries. the tops were sold in the u.s. and canada between 2008 and last year. back over to you. >> thank you, landon. well, thousands of folks in prince william county may have to find another way to get to work. the potomac and rappahannock commission is considering cutting some buss there. they're facing a $9 million budget short fall next year. straight ahead on news4 -- we have breaking news out of france. why a deadly attack is being investigated as an act of terrorism. and developing in montgomery county, police are sorting through a mangled mess of metal. what we're learning about the crash victims. major changes for your weekend forecast. amelia segal is timing out the severe weather threatening your
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plans. stay with us.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> and a flash flood watch for most of the area goes into effect very early tomorrow morning. runs through sunday morning. i'm going to have the latest on torrential rain and the potential for severe thunderstorms. i'm kristin wright at the live desk. a possible terrorist attack in france that's coming up. and today, president obama prepares to join thousands of others to say good-bye to the pastor shot and killed while conducting bible study inside his south carolina church. right now we are following a developing story in montgomery county. speed and alcohol may have caused this crash. two people died in this crash in north potomac. montgomery county fire and rescue said before midnight, this car went off the road, through a fence and landed in someone's driveway. dufief mill is still shut down near travilah road while police investigate.
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melissa mollet will be here to tell you how to get around this closure. an update now on that breaking news. french authorities are now calling this a terrorism investigation. it's unfolding now, an attack at a gas factory in the southeastern part of france. one man is dead. he was decapitated. several people there at that factory wounded. what we just learned is that men crashed a car into the entrance of the factory. they crashed into gas canisters which set off a series of explosions. we have learned this morning that banners with arabic writing were found next to that decapitated body. we are following this one closely and we'll bring you more throughout the morning. >> thank you, kristin. new this morning we are


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