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donling rain drops and could make for one tricky commute home. >> this video was taken a little while ago along i-395 outside of alexandria. we are in weather alert mode as we watch for the chance of flooding. >> we'll start with meteorologist veronica johnson and amelia segal. how much rain is going to fall? >> there are some areas that may approach an inch, and it's because of the melting snow where we're really seeing problems on area roads, especially that far right-hand lane. reports of some ponding and even spinouts across the area. >> hearing from wtop, a lot of folks seeing spinouts but the good news is the heaviest rain is starting to move out of the area. >> so that's certainly as we make our way through the afternoon and evening rush. take a look, the flood watch continues northern areas of maryland. this is through thursday. creeks, streams, rivers, all will continue to rise for metro areas south. it'slogic it's until early tomorrow morning. the flood warnings for some of
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the monocacy. we've gotten a lot of rain and there's more to come. >> and that's not just the only problem, v.j. flooding concerns, but also fogginess. look at the current visibilities. areas like frederick, gaithersburg, and hagerstown. visibility down to around a quarter of a mile or less. we'll continue to track widespread and dense fog through the evening hours, so that will impact the rush tonight. fog will start to lift around 1:00 a.m. and the other good news is the heavy rain pulls out. at least temperatures won't be that cold overnight tonight, veronica. >> that's right. we'll see our temperatures go up slightly into the upper 40s, low 50s. here is your heaviest rain right now. areas down through southern maryland. most of the rain will be out of here by 7:00. a few lingering showers through midnight. we'll tell you the next big change in a few minutes. >> thanks, v.j. crews are cleaning storm drains in old town alexandria.
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old town is always prone to flooding is the melting snow and rain are big concerns to families there. they're hoping it clears out the snow mounds left over from the blizzard but all that water could be a problem. download the nbc washington app and it will let you track the storm and we'll send you breaking weather alerts as soon as they come in. now to a developing story in prince george's county. police say they have the man who they believe is responsible for murdering his 2-year-old daughter and the little girl's mother. we have team coverage this afternoon starting with news4's pat collins who is live at police headquarters where just moments ago we got our first look at the suspect. pat? >> reporter: indeed. just a few minutes ago they took him out from the homicide squad here and off to jail. he's the suspect in one of the most vial murders in prince george's county. man, tell me why did you kill your daughter? you got anything to say?
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do you got anything to say at all? >> was this about child support, sir? >> why did you kill that little girl? >> reporter: -- in connection with the murder of his 2-year-old daughter, charged today in the murder of the little girl's mother. 26-year-old neshante davis, her 2-year-old daughter chloe, both shot at close range yesterday morning at their home, outside their home in ft. washington, maryland. yesterday they picked up boswell-johnson, they questioned him throughout the night, and today they charged him in connection with that case. now, late last year boswell-johnson was brought to court and ordered to pay $600 a month child support for that little girl. it's unclear as to whether that was the motive, but, again, that's what happened late last year. he was picked up yesterday. he was questioned and then charged today in connection with the murder.
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at 5:00 the police chief and the prosecutor are going to talk about the case. we'll be back with more at 5:00. now back to you. >> prince george's county police believe they have their suspect in this gruesome double murder. the murder of neshante davis and her 2-year-old daughter chloe. they believe that chloe's dad is the one who pulled the trigger. it happened here in front of these town homes in ft. washington on palmer road. she was discovered just outside of her vehicle. her 2-year-old daughter strapped inside of that car. today we spoke with the victim's lifelong pastor and family friend. this is what he had to say about the latest developments in this case. >> i don't believe that a judge would give him mercy, you know. i don't believe that. i don't know what his plea could be. we all have a tendency to try to fault somebody else, but you have to look within yourself. >> reporter: coming up on news4 at 5:00, we have reaction from the mother and grandmother of
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the victims in this case. she tells us how she feels about the father of her grandchild possibly being the murderer. in ft. washington, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. now to decision 2016. more candidates are dropping out ahead of the new hampshire primary thanks to a very poor showing in iowa. rick santorum is expected to end his campaign tonight and throw his support behind another candidate. republican rand paul also says he's suspending his campaign for the white house and will focus all his attention on getting re-elected to his senate seat in kentucky. donald trump is taking issue with monday's results saying ted cruz's victory in iowa is based on fraud. trump tweeted a demand that officials call a new caucus in iowa or nullify results that gave cruz the win. moments ago cruz said trump is, quote, hysterical. over on the democratic side, there's another sign of senator bernie sanders' growing prominence, secret service
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protection. his campaign requested it last month and agents are now traveling with him. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will take place in their first one-on-one debate on msnbc. we'll have more on that in the next half hour. this is chris gordon in annapolis where governor larry hogan today delivered his second state of the state address stressing bipartisanship to the benefit of all marylanders, but leaders in montgomery and prince george's county say he doesn't provide enough money for education, transportation, and in prince george's county, the new rooige regional center. >> for the first time in nine years working together we adopted a budget that did not include a single tax hike. [ applause ] >> reporter: ahead at 5:00, what local leaders say they need and expect from the general assembly's legislative session that runs through april. that's the latest from annapolis. back to you.
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family and friends are mourning the death of a murdered 13-year-old girl. a wake for nicole lovell is being held today in blacksburg, virginia. her funeral takes place tomorrow. police say lovell was stabbed to death after she went missing last week. the teenager's family believes she climbed out of a bedroom window after they went to sleep. her body was found saturday. two virginia tech students are now facing charges in her death. their next court appearance is march 28th. it's the court case that has gripped the nation. first at 4, how the fate of a convicted criminal hangs in the balance as fans of a popular podcast wait with anticipation. and we're on weather alert mode this afternoon. right now we're watching the affect that's showers will have on the rest of the evening as a lot of the area spends the night under a fch.
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here is the latest on storm team4 radar. the heaviest rain south of washington in parts of southern maryland and down around the charlottesville area. still tracking light to moderate showers in the d.c. metro area, but you can see further back to the west starting to dry out but still some mist and fog in those areas. heavier rain in st. mary's county and around the northern neck. w country currently at 54 degrees. we'll track minor to moderate flooding on creeks and rivers across the region. in addition to that, some areas of fog this evening will make
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travel difficult at times. by 11:00 p.m. mainly dry. veronica will have a look ahead to the weekend in ten minutes. right now lawyers for the maryland man who was the focus of the serial podcast are working to get his case thrown out. there will be a hearing in baltimore to determine if there will be a new trial for adnan syed or whether his conviction will be overturned. a woman just took the stand saying she was with syed the day of the murder and that he seemed normal. syed is serving a life sentence for the 1999 killing of his high school girlfriend in baltimore. today syed's lawyers argued his previous defense failed him. this case gained national attention after a 2014 podcast that raised questions about the fairness of his trial. we're keeping an eye on a contentious hearing on the flint water crisis. the water chief of the epa says for months michigan failed to heed warnings from the federal government. state officials say the epa did not convey its sense of you aur.
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they are under a public health emergency for elevated levels of lead in the drinking water. we'll have more reaction from capitol hill later in the hour. first at 4, can bill cosby face charges for something years after the fact? why a leading lawyer says his predecessor should not have promised to never charge the comedian for sex assault. plus, concerns about the zika virus intensify here in the u.s. where there are bigger concerns that this virus is spreading even faster.
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storm team4 radar is lit up all over this afternoon as we track rain and the chance for some flooding. it's a weather alert day. we'll check in again with veronica in a couple of minutes. and florida's governor just declared a health emergency in four counties because of the zika virus. at least nine contracted the virus while traveling in infected countries and there's rising concern about how this virus can be spread. one person in texas has been infected through sexual contact. this is a pivotal day in the criminal case against bill cosby. a judge could decide if the sex assault charge against him will be thrown out. >> the whole thing is really hinging on something that happened ten years ago when the former district attorney promised cosby that he would never be prosecuted. chris malone joins us live from
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the courthouse in pennsylvania with the latest. >> reporter: yeah, and pat and chris, you know, just to show you how important this was, a court hearing expected to last one day has now dragged through a second day. the hearing is still going on behind me and it could go into a third day showing just how important this small legal point is to both sides in the case against bill cosby. bill cosby entered court for a second day cheered by fans who gathered to catch a glimpse of the american entertainment icon. his long time attorney took the stand first telling the judge he believed the district attorney's 2005 decision not to prosecute cosby was irrevocable. schmidt admitted there was no written agreement with d.a. bruce castor but pointed to his news release announcing the decision proof charges against cosby would never be filed. castor testified when he decided cosby would never be charged he meant none of his successors
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would charge him either. kevin steele says no such agreement exists. schmidt said if the threat of legal charges loomd, cosby never would have testified. it's the transcript of what cosby said in that lawsuit admitting to giving andrea constand pills and wine among other things which gave the newly elected steele enough evidence to file charges against cosby late last year. the judge told lawyers he couldn't find any case law which matches the scenario playing out in the cosby case. now, this afternoon the prosecution is giving its side of the case. it's already called a couple of witnesses, and that testimony continues right now. it's important to remember that however the judge rules, the losing side will likely appeal that decision. live in montgomery county, pennsylvania, i'm chris poll loan. chris, back to you. >> thanks a lot, chris. one of the nation's largest mortgage lend certifies settling a lawsuit with the federal government. susan hogan is here with the details.
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>> wells fargo says it has reached an agreement to pay more than $1 billion to settle a civil claims suit. now, the lawsuit filed a few years back is related to the company's federal housing administration lending program between the years of 2001 and 2010. now, in what's being called reckless lending, the bank is accused of classifying some fha loans as qualifying for federal insurance when they didn't. it's one of several lawsuits against banks that filed -- followed the financial crisis. wells fargo said the agreement still needs to be approved. >> thanks, susan. well, it's raining out there, but is it going to dry up and what if you have plans to hit the road, veronica? how does it look? >> it's going to take a while for some areas to dry out. we're talking about some flood warnings throughout the area. that means some of the streams, creeks, and rivers will continue to rise. a statement put out by the national weather service talking about some of the locations to really watch out for this evening.
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westminster around emmitsburg area up to frederick county, maryland, even uniontown and middleburg area. let me show you what we're talking about here. we'll start with the travel delays first for your evening. from now up until about 6:00 p.m., still moderate delays on area roads, but then as we get into the evening hours, the late evening, 7:00 to the:00,9 clac: will start to lift. they have had flood warnings posted around the charlottesville area. heaviest rain, leonardtown down through the northern neck headed to cambridge with rainfall rates close to a quarter of an inch per hour. that's all sliding from southwest to northeast. what we're seeing here, a pocket around beaver dam that will come close to fredericksburg and even quantico. culpepper getting moderate rain as well. we're not done yet. you can see the locations that have picked up more than -- at
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least close to an inch of rain i should say. leesburg and around charlottesville already and these are the areas up to the north and west, heavy rain as well. you're looking at a split screen. you're looking at the fog on the potomac that warm air coming over the cooler water. so some real issues with fog driving around today. the flood warnings in the counties, frederick, carroll county, loudon county. keep that in mind. streams and rivers rising throughouting the overnight period. if you're driving late, be aware of that. temperatures will drop to 47 degrees by 11:00 p.m. you can see the temperatures by early tomorrow. 39 in frederick. nothing too low. not really worried about icy conditions and then breezy for the afternoon when the kids get off the bus. low 50s are high temperatures for tomorrow. i do think the weather will have a low impact on our area tomorrow with some sunshine coming our way and, of course, a lot of folks wondering about the
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weekend. big game day. high temperature at 50 degrees with those temperatures throughout the day going from the upper 40s to the mid-40s late by the time the game is over with. as we check out the four-day forecast, i will check out what that statement is that has just come out in terms of any more warnings out there right now. the weekend nice conditions. we've got a mixture of what looks like a little bit of rain and snow coming to the area that could continue through wednesday. a much colder pattern coming our way next week, something we're watching right now. it could change. we'll talk more about this on news4 at 5:00. again, that dinging that you just heard, that's just more flood warnings coming out for the creeks and the streams just northwest of d.c. so watch the roads very carefully tonight. >> thanks, veronica. well, it might be the middle of winter, but for some kids, the summer vacation they're dreaming of is about to get shorter. first at 4, the plan to have some students heading to classes well into the summer months. and we're getting our first look at the commercials we're
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all going to be talking about this weekend, super bowl ads that are already getting lots of attention. and growing concerns about the spread of the zika virus. we want to know how concerned you are about it. >> our nbc washington flash survey. during the break you can call or text the number on your screen or head over to the nbc washington facebook and twitter pages.
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right now a rainy, foggy afternoon is about to make for a tricky ride home. amelia and veronica are in storm center 4 tracking the rain that's drenched a lot of the region. a lot of the area still under a flood watch. we'll check back with them throughout the area and into the night. if your brain was donated to science, science would return it. so stop it. >> that is helen mirren's way of telling you not to drink and drive. it's one example of the more humorous approach advertisers are taking for the super bowl. you may remember nationwide's morbid drunk driving ad last year. this year there will be far less of that and more celebrity iies. more than 30 a-listers are appearing in game day ads. many of you are likely loving the build up to the big game but it's not that exciting for some of the players.
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>> three days of nonstop interviews, hundreds of questions, patience sense starting to wear a little thing. carol maloney joins us from san francisco with more. >> reporter: i'm one of those reporters who keeps asking questions. they hate r hate me out here. the two super bowl teams are having a closed practice not too far away from where we're standing here by levi stadium, but this after another media session this morning. peyton manning, he handled his like a seasoned pro. he is a seasoned pro. it's his third q & a. cam newton on the other hand, he had a different take. he is the most electrifying and entertaining player in the league, on the field, and off the field today, day three of his first super bowl week he was showing us a more frustrated side. another media session, are you kidding me? what more do we want him to say? >> you know, it's confusing, how can i reword questions i have been asked so many times?
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golly. nothing pretty much has changed since i seen you guys 24 hours ago. had unbelievable sleep but yet i'm up here again. it's nothing different than any other game that we play. the only thing that's different is the maximum. everybody is maximizing on the media but yet it's nothing different. >> reporter: super bowl 50 cannot come soon enough for cam newton. and there's one more media session to go. i got a list of questions right here i'm going to ask him tomorrow. some of the same ones from today. just kidding. coming up on news4 at 5:00, how one of cam's teammates went from unemployed to the super bowl in just a couple months. guys, it's a local kid done good. back to you. >> all right. carol, he clearly wants to just play the game. just get to the game. >> reporter: bring it on he says. that's right. we have a lot more days of hype to go. we'll see you tomorrow with
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another -- >> right. >> enough of that. thanks, carolin. some local kids could have a sooner summer. a local plan that will have the kids hitting the books well into june, july, and august. and an update on this wet, sloppy weather. how much more. we'll be back. i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends said i should get fios because it's the fastest, but i thought it would be too expensive.
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alert. rain, fog, and melting snow triggered a flood watch for most of the area. >> we've been tracking this for you on air and online all afternoon. amelia segal has an update now from the storm center. amelia? >> what we're really starting to notice is minor, even moderate flooding in some spots around streams, creeks, and rivers. so here is the latest on flood warnings. goose creek in loudoun county under a flood warning through tomorrow. included, monocacy, shenandoah. loudoun county and parts of carroll county as well. the flood warnings continue at least into the overnight hours if not longer. here is the latest on storm team4 radar. still steady rain impacting the metro area but starting to dry further to the west. tomorrow at least we're looking at a dry day but there could be patchy fog at the bus stops, so a heads up there. recess not looking too bad, just breezy, and dismissal, a temperature around 50 degrees,
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pat. >> all right, amelia. new developments about those massive storms that pummeled the south. the national weather service is surveying the damage in several states where people reported more than a dozen tornadoes. collinsville, mississippi, got a great hit with more than two dozen homes damaged. a church there was decimated while the pastor was still inside. he is somehow okay. remember, you can get the power of storm team4 right in the palm of your hand. open our nbc washington app. we'll fiend you bresend you bre weather alerds. come next year hundreds of d.c. public school students will have a shorter summer vacation. mayor muriel bowser announced plans to extend the academic year for ten schools in the city. mark segraves reports on the cost of the program and when those students would finally get a break. >> reporter: this is just one of the ten schools that were announced today will have an extended school year beginning
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next year. instead of 180 days, it will be 200 days in classrooms. under the new plan, students will go back to school in early august, and their school year won't end until mid-july. there will be an extended break in october that students don't normally get now, and there will be a few breaks called inner sessions, voluntary weeks off where students can either come to class for more instruction or extend their christmas break. this whole plan is going to cost about $5 million. the washington teachers union said they're on board but do have some questions about this. coming up at 5:00, you will hear from students, some of whom say this a great idea, some of them are just a little skeptical. in the district, mark segraves, news4. mark just said the idea of a longer school year still has its share of critics. troy johnson is here for our
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"talk around town." >> a variety of reactions. a lot of parents are saying this is great because my kids are going to be engaged in school activities for a longer period of time. certainly that may be one of the reasons why the school system is pursuing this move, but they also like the idea that it would help out household finances. you know, it's hard for parents to manage children's time in the summer with summer camps and all the activities they need to be involved in, so perhaps a longer school year creates less of an expense on the pocket. so those are the folks that are in favor. some parents are saying that they're concerned because they feel like it's going to compromise family holiday time and vacation time, and then there's some that feel like it's going to be, on the other side of the coin, harder to get their kids into summer camp programs if their kids are going to school for such a long block of time. the spots are kind of used up already. folks can't get in if their kids, you know, are not -- >> there's been an argument
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though. i think some teachers have seen where when kids get that long layoff in the summer, not all kids, but some kids, especially kids who maybe are having academic trouble, they really drop off during the summer and have to come all the way back when they start back up in the fall. >> exactly. the retention in terms of the information they've learned in school. that is one of the reasons why the school system may be pursuing this idea, but there are a lot of things that go along with the concerns that folks have in terms of now you're adding an extremely long day and a long period of time to kids who may have other activities and responsibilities beyond what they have to do at school. they may have to come home and take care of younger siblings or maybe of a grandparent or an older adult. maybe they have after-school activities. maybe they're on a sports team and now you're adding that onto an already very long school day. >> let's jump to the other side. my mom taught public school for well over 30 years. you know, what about the teachers?
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i mean, how does this disrupt sort of their life? a lot of times they take jobs in the summer or have plans in the summer. >> and we just got this comment from the washington teachers union. they're saying that, are we talking about an extended year or an extended learning period. they're saying teachers aren't against extended learning opportunities for students. they think it's a good idea, but extended learning makes sense for all of our students but doing the same is not going to work. just doing the same amount of work is not going to work in the best interests of these students. and that kind of mirrors a lot of what parents are saying, too. from a technology standpoint, just adding a longer period of time may not be the only thing. they'd like to see more technology. >> there's a lot to this. >> so much. >> thank you, troy. pat? it's been a rough time for toyota. toyota motor credit is settling a lawsuit for loan discrimination. toyota is accused of charging higher interest rates to minorities with similar credit as white customers. toyota is also recalling 320,000 cars because of air bag
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problems. they include land cruisers, tundras, and four runners and after 15 years they're discontinuing their scion brand. well, the pictures will make it tough to believe that anyone survived. the scary situation at almost 15,000 feet, and why one big question still remains. and more on our weather alert day from storm team4 as we track the rain that's drenching parts of the area, rain that could cause flooding in some parts of the area throughout the evening. veronic
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this is a storm team4 weather alert. >> nasty on area roads, traveling with fog and, yes, we still have rain falling out there. our main concern for flooding is streams and rivers. carroll county, edwards ferry there. now goose creek and areas of loudoun county. these are the areas of most concern. so if you see any high water on area roads tonight when you're driving around because these water levels will continue to rise through thursday, do not attempt to drive through it. the other issue, the fog. that fog will lift around midnight to 1:00 a.m. we've got better conditions for early tomorrow morning, but you can see that areas west now starting to dry out. we're still wet around quantico, fredericksburg, and the showers again not moving out until we get to 9:00 to midnight or so.
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amelia has more on that, the impacts for early tomorrow morning in a view. >> thanks, v.j. have you seen this, a massive hole in the side of a commercial jet in somalia. >> in this new video, you can see there's chaos on board, and as nbc's keir simmons kels tell there's new information about what may have caused the explosion that blew a gaping hole in this plane. >> reporter: an eerie calm as a commercial airliner makes an emergency descent. oxygen maps flapping into the wind and visible from inside the cabin, a hole in the side of the aircraft. in this cell phone footage, some passengers are lucky to be alive while witnesses claim a man on fire was sucked out at 14,000 feet. there was a terrible explosion, the pilot said, according to a newspaper. i think it was a bomb. the airbus 321 is operated by daallo airlines. it has not confirmed the cause
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of the explosion, but from the outside black soot can be seened outside the ripped open fuselage. it had taken off from somalia. while just last year, a suspected isis bomb blew apart another a-321 jet in egypt. the explosives hidden in a soda claim isis claimed, 224 people died. this time officials say one passenger was killed and two were injured. the body of a 55-year-old man sko discovered on the ground thought to have fallen from the air. most of the relieved passengers walked off the plane after a terrifying ordeal. one saying, i think we were all in shock. officials in somalia say there is no evidence of a criminal act but some experts believe that the explosion does look like it was caused by a bomb. what's stunning from that video is how calmly the passengers reacted when the explosion happened. back to you. >> not only the passengers but the pilot to be able to get that
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right now we are in weather
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alert mode. not only are we dealing with the rain across the entire area, but the warmer temperatures we're seeing today also mean that all those piles of snow are continuing to melt. >> it's that combination of rain and runoff from the snow that has us under a flood watch this afternoon. storm team4 has been tracking it all day. >> let's get an update from amelia segal. what is it like out there right now? >> some areas are starting to dry out but we're continuing to monitor areas of water rise and dense fog in spots. so flooding will be a concern overnight tonight, especially on creeks, streams, rivers, and visibilities will be reduced in spots if you plan on traveling. here is the latest on storm team4 radar. rain starting to pull out of northern montgomery county. areas inside the beltway seeing light to moderate showers. these are the areas under a flood watch. everybody in bright green. this is the entire d.c. metro area. minor to moderate flooding on creeks and rivers. some ponding of water on roads,
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and then, again, that dense fog continues in spots overnight tonight. here is a look at visibilities. you can see leesburg visibility below a quarter of a mile. frederick not much better with visibility around half a mile. 52 degrees, temperatures hover in the 50s through the evening hours. by 11:00 p.m., we're mainly dry. you can see here is a live shot in that other picture of union station. the winds not so much of an issue. it's really all about the potential for flooding and the fog. so your impact for tomorrow, the weather having a pretty low impact on your day. we'll have some sunshine. it will be cool and breezy. you will want the warmer jacket tomorrow but you won't need that winter coat. here is your hour-by-hour planner for your thursday. patchy fog at the bus stop. a temperature around 46. 11:00 a.m., temperatures near 50. low 50s will be our highs tomorrow. we'll hit our high of 53 at 3:00 in the afternoon and then turning chilly tomorrow evening as temperatures dip into the 30s
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overnight. 7:00 temperatures around 45. the big game weekend, on sunday 50. 6:00 as the game gets under way, starts to get under way, dry conditions and a temperature of 48 if you plan on firing up the grill. the weather looking to cooperate. on friday a high of 42. most of the area is dry with mostly to partly cloudy skies. however in extreme parts of southern maryland and the northern neck there's the chance of some light rain and snow showers during the morning hours. but it looks like with temperatures above freezing or right around freezing, the roads should be okay. but something we're watching. also something we're watching late monday on into tuesday, the chance for rain/snow mix. a high on monday of 44, a high on tuesday of 38. veronica will have more on that system coming up on news4 at 5:00. another dropout and more drama in the presidential race. republican rand paul dropped out today, and there are reports that rick santorum is getting
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ready to call it quits tonight. higher in the polls, donald trump is accusing ted cruz of fraud. steve handelsman is live in deerfield, new hampshire, now with more on this day. steve? >> reporter: pat, thanks. good evening. this is the nine lions tavern in gearfield. typical new hampshire. picturesque and political. people in here today have been sharing beers and burgers. they're supporters of trump and sanders and cruz. the iowa republican winner is campaigning now in a state where democrat bernie sanders is so popular, ted cruz is joking that they agree about washington. >> gosh, ted, you sound exactly like bernie saying it is all big money and lobbyists and corruption. >> reporter: cruz wants less government, sanders more. >> i think that solution is nuts. >> reporter: in pittsfield, marco rubio touted his strong third in iowa. >> i know that if i'm the republican nominee, we're going
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to win the election. >> reporter: many here agree. >> i think he has a good chance to beat hillary. >> reporter: and that's important to you. >> it's very important to me. >> i think he reminds me of a young kennedy, which i think it's good. >> reporter: in washington rand paul quit the race. rick santorum canceled his events. donald trump charged ted cruz didn't win iowa, he stole it. telling iowans, trump charges, that ben carson had quit when he hadn't. democrat bernie sanders, who now will get secret service protection, claimed he'd be a winner in november. >> bernie sanders against republican candidates, we are doing very, very well. we beat mr. trump by a whole lot, a lot more than hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton trailing sanders in polls here said she will still fight. >> i just could not ever skip new hampshire. >> reporter: in fact, clinton is bringing in staffers from new york to beef up her effort. tonight in a televised forum from derry, about a half hour
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from here, the democrats, sanders and clinton, get to make their cases to new hampshire voters. from fairfield, steve handelsman, news4. chris, back to you. >> thanks, steve. president obama was in baltimore today trying to confront bias against muslim-americans. it is his first visit to a mosque in the united states as the president, and he's doing so amid concerns about triserroris and extremism. a lot of muslims say they have seen an alarming increase of bigotry since the attacks in paris. a new pew poll says nearly half of americans think some muslims are anti-american. u.s. capitol police have arrested someone for trying to bring drugs into the building. they found a pipe in a visitor's backpack. the substance in the pipe tested positive for thc which is the chemical found in marijuana. i'm adam tuss at the horner
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road commuter lot in woodbridge. the bus stops here for omni ride and metro direct. pretty empty right now and it could get more empty. that's because these bus systems are thinking about cutting service and raising fares. it's all bus of a budget shortfall that they're facing, but take a look around in this parking lot. see how many cars are actually here. it gives you an idea of the scope and size of the number of people who ride these buses to and from the district and points north every single day. coming up on news4 at 5:00, we'll tell you more about the impacts. we're working several develops stories in the newsroom including a follow up to this dramatic video. a group of taen agers attacked a man at a metro station last week. what happened today when we asked if local schools have a problem with crime. plus, he's already served our nation's capitol, but could this former mayor be considering
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a big return to politics? the big development our tom sherwood has learned. tough questions here in washington. how a water emergency hundreds of miles away is getting so much attention here this afternoon. and what we've learned about the crisis in flint that exposed an entire city to lead. storm team4 is tracking those showers as the new rain mixes with the melting snow. we could be in for some flooding in some areas. amelia and v.j. are tracking it. >> your watching news4 at 4:00.
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well, it is still a weather alert day. we are approaching the top of the 5:00 hour, and right now those heavy bands of rain are moving eastward, and we could be feeling the effects of the melting snow well into the evening. right now amelia segal and veronica johnson are tracking the chances of flooding. talk about a miracle, a family's car flips over and goes skidding down the highway upside down with a 4-month-old baby in the back. it happened in england, and a truck driver's dash camera was rolling as the car flies past him. the family's car smashed into another car and slid off the road, but incredibly the couple sitting up front survived, so did the baby boy who was found hanging upside down in his car seat in the front of his car. >> that is incredible. pretty scary. the investigation into the flint water crisis took two giant leaps today. >> yeah.
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now, specifically two branches of the federal government are now getting involved. and as chris clackum reports, criminal charges could be coming. >> reporter: the flint water crisis sfiled over into the halls of congress wednesday where the resident who first uncovered lead in flint's water testified how bad it was? >> the levels of lead in my waters were higher than hazardous waste levels. >> leanne walters quit bathing her twin 4-year-old boys in flint's water. >> we now know the hourer of poison running through our taps and the negligence of the agencies paid to protect us. >> reporter: it's that alleged negligence though that was the main focus of the house hearing and whether it rises to criminal negligence. >> would you say that there were criminal activities or results of this inaction? >> if it's not criminal, i don't know what is. >> reporter: the fbi has announced its investigating whether environmental crimes
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were committed in flint's crisis, which started two years ago when the city was forced by the state to switch the source of its tap water from detroit's system to the flint river in order to save the state money. michigan's republican governor rick snyder has repeatedly apologized for the state's poor handling of the matter while republicans on the committee say the federal epa shares blame too. >> we all let the citizens of flint down. >> reporter: but committee democrats were forceful in disagreeing. >> this is the consequence of putting ideology ahead of human beings. >> reporter: both sides blaming the other for what both say was a failure of epic proportions. chris clackum, nbc news. news4 at 5:00 starts now with jim and wendy. and right now at 5:00, a father accused of murdering his own daughter and her mother. there's new video just into news4 of the suspect in custody
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as we're waiting to learn now new information from police at any minute. plus, former d.c. mayor vin gent gray is ready to get back into city politics. we have the developing news. and the rain we told you about is already impacting the roads out there. here is our first look at flooding problems in loudoun county as snow melts and adds to problems for you on the roads. yes, indeed, it is a weather alert day, and we are watching the impact on our region. good afternoon. i'm wendy rieger. >> and i'm jim handly. team 4 is monitoring all this radar with you. veronica johnson is here with a look at the conditions and when the rain will roll out, v.j. >> i think the bulk of it will be out of here by 7:00 or 8:00. we could see lingering showers as late as midnight. here are the areas under a flood watch. areaed of northern maryland, d.c. metro, down to the south. that's for early tomorrow morning. areas north stay in it through
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tomorrow. ponding on area roads. we've already seen that today, and, of course, fog, it's going to be thick i think for several more hours up until midnight to 1:00 a.m. here are the flood warnings because of the streams, rivers all rising, even some of the creeks. carroll county, frederick, monocacy, down towards goose creek. be especially cautious tonight driving around. use caution and don't drive into any roads covered in water. we still have a little ways to go in areas along and east of i-95. woodbridge is wet around route 1. same 495, 395 as well. wet weather still moving through around areas of the beltway and slowing traffic down. again, your fog improving, lifting after midnight, but we've got more to talk about for the rest of the workweek as we see more changes take place this week. kind of from the spring showers to something else we're going to have to deal with. guys?


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