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first at 5:00, we are learning about another young victim of a former teacher's aide in prince george's county charged with sexually abusing students during school hours. police arrested deonte carraway last week on a number of charges including making child porn. he worked at judge sylvania woods elementary school and an investigation by our scott macfarlane reveals another investigation at the school. we begin with meagan fitzgerald. meagan, what have you learned today? >> reporter: well, a school board committee meeting was set to start at 6:00 p.m. tonight where members were to discuss policy as it relates to background checks, volunteers, and sexual abuse districtwide, but that meeting has been canceled. we're told members wanted to join in the meeting at the judge sylvania woods elementary school where parents will be briefed by law enforcement officials as well as school officials. so at this pointis
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for next week, but we had an opportunity earlier today to speak with a pastor of the suspect who says looking back, he sees things he considers red flags. so many questions emerging after former teacher's aide and volunteer was charged with sexually abused students during school hours. the community is outraged. >> it breaks our hearts in prince george's county. as a parent of three, i'm particularly taking this hard, as i'm sure most parents are out there. >> reporter: a lawsuit filed by the family of a 9-year-old victim saying the school principal, michelle williams, knew about inappropriate behavior and didn't act. williams has since been placed on administrative leave, but criminal charges have not been filed. >> his personality, it was kind of quiet. >> reporter: pastor henry david is the pastor of first baptist church of highland park, the same church 22-year-old deonte carraway
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years. >> during his high school years he sang in our choir, and i would see him periodically. >> reporter: while pastor davis said he was shocked to hear about the allegations against kara wisconsin, did carrawa carraway, he did notice things he thought was odd. >> i never knew his family. he used to come by himself and i did not know -- what his mode of transportation was for him to get here, but i never knew his family. >> reporter: david said carraway was always alone but those who knew carraway say he was always around children. now parents and an entire community want to know why so many innocent kids were harmed in what's supposed to be a safe place. now an investigation by our scott macfarlane reveals another investigation by police at that same elementary school. he broke this story first today on our nbc win
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he's standing by for us. >> it happened in recent weeks. news4 has learned between $300 and $1,200 was reported missing from the school safe at judge sylvania woods elementary school, and after the theft we've learned the school principal reported installing hidden surveillance cameras in the building as a response to the theft. the money went missing in mid-2015 from a locked school safe. police suspect someone broke into it with some type of tool because scratches were found in the safe. police say the principal is not suspected in the theft, and they say as of now that case remains unsolved. separate information obtained from the school district says in response to the theft, the principal installed the hidden cameras in the bookkeeper's office. it indicated the bookkeeper's office had some oversight of the money in the safe. police report said $300 went missing from a gold envelope in the safe. the school says it was $1,200
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was unavailable to explain that discrepancy. that investigation, police say, is ongoing. back to you. >> scott, let's go back to the suspect. a question, if you would. are volunteers held to a different standard than employees when it comes to oversight, background checks, and rules? >> reporter: prince george's county public schools has background check policies for staff, for part-time staff and full-time staff. they also have it for volunteers. it h-- they were going to revie the policy but they postponed the meeting. >> stay tuned for next week. scott, thanks. great work today. authorities have set up a hotline for children who may have been victims. open our nbc washington app and search headline. well, this arctic blast hitting our region could mean
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up over the next several days. a busted water pipe created a patch of ice here along chevy chase drive in bethesda earlier today. the fridge jit tegid temps can pipes susceptible to leaks and breaks. if you went outfor aside for an amount of time you understand the importance of layering up. if you kaech cold winter tips, you will find 23 tips for you, your home, your car, even your pets. in there you will also find details about who to call if you see someone who may be homeless and in need of help. and, doug, it's cold out there now, but, hey, we ain't seen nothing yet, huh? >> no, we really haven't, and that's why those tips are so good to take a look at in our nbc washington app. as we move through the next couple days, yeah, it's cold today. look at the high temperature of 30 degrees across the
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30 drouths egrees in d.c. and l. the high temperature, only 22 in hagerstown, only 25 in frederick. 32 down towards fredericksburg. extreme cold already and the wind chills have been in the single dim jits digits to teens day. notice on saturday and sunday, below zero saturday night into early sunday. sunday only in the single digits. it is going to be a freezing, frigid weekend out there, so please know that ahead of time. frigid tonight as well, but it gets even colder and then tracking our next storm. our next storm, by the way, brings us snow, brings us ice, brings us wind, brings us rain. i've got that whole forecast for you coming up. at the live desk we're following big developments in the death of montgomery county police officer noah leotta. the man accused of hitting him with his car is now facing a manslaughter charge. grand jury handed down the indictment against luis reluzco this afternoon. he's also charged with fli
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vehicle. now, back in december officer leotta had stopped a suspected drunk driver in rockville. he was outside his cruiser when police say reluzco slammed into leotta and his car. reluzco did turn himself into authorities. pat? we are learning more this evening about the two sheriff's deputies killed in the line of duty in horford county. senior deputy patrick dailey died when a man shot him inside a panera bread restaurant in abingd abingdon. he had served with the marines. senior deputy mark logsdon died in a shootout with the gunman. he had spent 16 years with the force and previously served in the army. flags in maryland are flying at half-staff in their honor. metro blames human error for two trains coming face-to-face on the same track last week. today board members heard the explanation for that incident. transportation reporter adam tuss broke this original story, and he t
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board was in disbelief because of some of the things it was told. adam? >> reporter: that's right, jim. disbelief and a whole lot of frustration. you know, this whole thing came down to miscommunication and a lack of focus, and the end result, two trains got way closer than they ever should have been. it should never have happened. >> it seems like we have a bigger problem than can be simply fixed. >> reporter: as board member after board member heard that a communication breakdown caused two trains to come within a couple of rail lengths apart. >> that seems like another level that also failed. >> reporter: metro said that what happened was as the train was trying to turn around, the train operator thought he could proceed through a red signal. when, in fact, he was not given that permission. the train operator and control center even repeated back to each other incorrect information which both didn't catch. >> once he realized he saw another train in front of him, he called the ot
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amiss here and that's when they realized there was a communication error. >> reporter: this exchange -- >> are they blind? when it went through the interlock, i would have been screaming hair on fire. >> and -- >> nothing was said by the control center to this operator? >> the transcript are still being reviewed at this point. >> you told me -- you said you interviewed everybody. >> reporter: the gm said an immediate step has been taken in metro's rail operations control center. >> we have another person, a supervisor come over the shoulder of the controller to make sure that we're all moving in the same direction, so now you have three eyes on the thing. obviously the operator, the controller, and the supervisor. >> reporter: meanwhile, other aspects of the investigation still continue. now, the metro employees involved have been suspended, but they haven't been fired. coming up at 6:00, how many red signals do you actually have to
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run before metro will even consider firing you? i'll tell you about that, pat. >> all right. adam tuss. developing tonight, maryland's first confirmed case of zika. news4's chris gordon broke this story on twitter today. he joins us live from the maryland health department in baltimore with more on how the patient got zika and what health officials -- >> maryland's first case of zika was confirmed within the past hour in baltimore. medical confidentiality restricts what the doctors could say but they did confirm it is a maryland resident who traveled to a country in central america where mosquitos carry the zika virus, what this person has fully recovered and pose nos danger to the community. i asked the doctors what advice they have to our viewers. skroop kn >> knowing that the number of people who have traveled to zika infected areas from maryland, i think this was simply an inevidentability. it was just a matte
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before through testing we discovered our first case of zika. it is likely there will be additional cases of zika in marylanders who traveled, but other than marking the first case, there is no other particular significance. this is really not cause for alarm or panic. >> reporter: now, the maryland department of health and mental hygiene has sent 17 blood samples to the center for disease control in atlanta. two came back negative. they're waiting for results in 14 blood samples, and this is the first confirmed case of the zika virus infection. they warn pregnant women if you have traveled to south america, central america, mexico, countries where there may be the zika virus, consult with your private doctor. coming up in a half hour right here on news4 at 5:00, we'll be talking to members
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lab who have a test that they hope will eliminate the mosquitos before the olympics in rio. that's the latest live in baltimore. back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. in the race for the white house, it's a battle for endorsements as the democrats prepare for another debate and the gop candidates ratchet up their rhetoric in south carolina. bernie sanders endorsed by long-time entertainer harry belafonte today. while the political action kep for the black caucus is backing hillary clinton. the pair will face off tonight in milwaukee. ted cruz released a new ad attacking marco rubio as rubio attacked cruz, jeb bush, and donald trump over national security. trump has left the palmetto state and will appear tonight in baton rouge, louisiana. it can bring someone back from the dead, but you only have six minutes to use a defibrillator to save someone's life after sudden cardiac arrest but when the news4 i-team checked around, wend
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up, or just not ready to go, and now we're working for you to get to fixed. plus an infant died in d.c. and now we're learning no one ever called 911. find out who was able to get help to a house full of children and why this case has launched an internal review. i'm julie carey. we are getting a look at the new vi derti diversion first center. it's aimed to take mentally ill
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the death of a baby in the district has triggered an administrative review. news4 has learned a child in the house never called 911. the call for help came from a relative who happens to be a d.c. firefighter. mark segraves is live now on van buren street northwest with these new details you will see only on news4. mark? >> reporter: that's right, pat. when firefighters got to this house they found six unattended minors and that baby who died, and we know that the firefighter was able to circumvent the 911 system and call directly to a 911 supervisor, and that's why she is now the focus of an administrative review. when firefighters arrived at the home on van buren street in
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northwest, they found six children. the oldest a 10-year-old. the youngest a 7-month-old baby who was in medical distress. he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. there were no adults in the home. police officials originally told reporters one of the dying child's siblings called 911 for help. an internal dispatch report obtained by news4 shows that's not what happened and today the office of unified communications confirmed there was no 911 call. to clarify, there was no 911 call received by ouc. the call was received by the fire department emergency liaison officer who is on site at the 911 call center. the elo passed on the information to the fire dispatcher who entered the information immediately and dispatched the appropriate response. late this afternoon a fire department official confirmed that siblings actually called an aunt who is a d.c. firefighter. hooks then called a supervisor directly at the 911 call center. hooks
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an administrative review of the incident is now under way. now, firefighter hooks was on duty yesterday at the time of the incident and was never here at the home. we can tell you the five children remain in the care and custody of d.c. child and family services. the death of the infant remains under investigation. d.c. fire also confirms that hooks lists this home as her residence. coming up at 6:00, why that is also part of the administrative review. jim, back to you. >> all right. we'll see you at 6:00, mark segraves. thank you. we're getting our first look tonight at a new center in fairfax county designed to divert some mentally ill offenders away from jail and to get them the treatment they need instead. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey has been following this effort closely and has details on how diversion first is working so far and changing minds. >> reporter: well, this new effort began quietly on january 1st. it's an initiative spurred in part by the death of a ment
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was tased at the jail. now fairfax county leaders hope this center opens doors to help and treatment rather than punishment. inside this sallyport door the new crisis response center. police and deputies on duty alongside clinicians, comfortable interview rooms instead of jail cells. the center gives police officers who respond to calls involving mentally ill offenders an option other than jail. >> what we are focused on is a system where people suffering from mental illness can get the help that they so desperately need so they can turn their lives around and not continue to come into jail and to break that vicious cycle. >> reporter: some reforms were already in the works when a mentally ill offender, natasha mckenna, was tased at the fairfax county jail and died soon after. it was ruled an accident but it accelerated the search for ways to better deal with mentally ill offenders. we were there when officials traveled to texas to se
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just six months later, a jail diversion option in place here. when a patrol officer decides an offenders might be better off with treatment, they come here and transfer the person to a specially trained officer or deputy. collisi clinicians do an assessment and sometimes this calming room is enough. in the first month fairfax county officers responded to 265 mental health calls in the field and in 107 of those cases, the officers turned to the crisis response center instead of the jail. >> officers understand that this is the right thing to do, and it's needed, and now they have the option and the understanding, and it's going to be just a better care for our community. >> reporter: now, ahead at 6:00, perhaps the most important perspective on this major change. we'll hear from a man once tased by police during one of his worst mental health crises and why he thinks diversion first will
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>> julie carey, thanks so much. we're working some breaking news. a shooting in a neighborhood in seat pleasant. pat collins has a live report just minutes away. the bill itself only 20 lines long, but virginia lawmakers, they put this forward, and it is causing a lot of you to react on facebook. thousands of responses already. ahead on news4 at 5:00, what you think of plans to penalize adults who sm
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and now your storm team4 forecast. >> well, right now we're in the deep freeze, and we're going deeper, doug. >> deeper into the deep freeze. see that thermometer right there? it's going to continue to go down, but it's going to continue to go that way. >> wrong direction. >> exactly rite. h maybe 80 degrees by april 15th. let's show you what's happening right now because you know it's cold across the region but this is nothing compared to where we're going to be just two days from now. temperaturewise, it's been cold all afternoon. high temperature today of only 30 degrees but the next couple days we're even colder. right now 28, the windchill down to 17. we have some sunshine but that sun didn't help today. 21 the current temperature in gaithersburg and hagerstown. 27 in culpepper. down to 23 in la ray. but you add in the wind.
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9 in frederick. 11 in gaithersburg over towards baltimore down towards joint base andrews also coming in at 11 degrees. it's brutal today. tomorrow, not too bad, but this weekend it gets quite dangerous, and we really are talking about dangerous wind chills. could see a windchill advisory in effect for the evening on saturday. nothing on the radar right now. i don't think we'll see anything today. tomorrow maybe a little bit of a different story. first off, the cold. it is here, but it gets reinforced starting tomorrow night. we have two little systems that are going to come through. they could bring us some snow showers tomorrow evening. if that were to occur, everything is well below freezing, so that snow would stick on the roads very, very quickly. could be a repeat of what we saw just before the blizzard. however, the roads have a lot of salt on them and they are getting out to pretreat those already. coldest air of the season coming down, blustery winds. winds on saturday, 20 to 30 miles per hour, maybe up to 40, and that puts wind chills below zero saturday night into early sunday morning. that's how cold it is,
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think about the cars and the pipes in your house. but these are the two important once obviously, check on the elderly, your next door neighbors, and bring in the pets. the pets cannot handle temperature this is cold. go to our nbc washington app. there we have a list of 23 different tips that you can use to help protect you from the cold. 34 degrees on your friday. look at the weekend. we've got weather alert here just because of the cold. again, we could see some snow showers late friday night into saturday. even saturday could see a snow shower. but let's take a look at the windchills on saturday. extremely cold. here is 8:00 a.m. saturday morning. 2 the windchill in d.c. 4 below zero in martinsburg. cumberland, maryland, 14 below zero. and then by 1:00, you'd think we'd be warmer, but, no, that's not the case. only 3 in d.c., 0 in baltimore, 3 below in martinsburg and hagerstown. same deal on saturday night. if you're going to maybe celebrate valentine's day, it's going to be e
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this is the coldest time period here, early sunday morning. most everybody below zero. we do warm on monday but we have a chance for some snow coming up on monday. that's one system that moves in. we'll talk about the next system on tuesday. verronica has that for new the seven-day forecast. guys, we have a ton of stuff in weather lately. >> telling you, you have our attention doug kammerer. we'll check back shortly. there has been a shooting investigation close to a church in prince george's county. our pat collins is live on the scene right now with the up-to-the-minute details. smoking in your car is not a crime, but there's a new plan that could penalize you if you're riding in the car with your kids. and the proposal in virginia is picking up speed. plus, metro's brand new rail cars are having some serious issues. you're watching news4
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breaking news right now out of prince george's county where a man has been shot and killed. >> this all happened just a few hours ago along james farmer way in seat pleasant. pat collins joins us from the scene with what he's learned. pat? >> reporter: jim, was it an accident or was it intentional? sources say place are trying to figure that out. a deadly shooting this afternoon here in seat pleasant. a deadly shooting on this bitter cold day. everybody was inside. it took some time
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>> heard a loud noise and i looked out the window but i didn't see anything so i overlooked it. >> reporter: it could have been the gunshot. >> it could have been. >> reporter: that's blanche malloy. she's lived in this neighborhood a long time, and she says she doesn't remember anything like this. >> never had nobody get shot in the nobody's house in the neighborhood, no, uh-uh. this is the first i ever heard of anything like that. >> reporter: how long have you lived here? >> i have been here over 20-some years. >> reporter: it was a shooting. it happened around 2:00 this afternoon inside this house on james farmer way. a man wounded upstairs. medics came and tried to save him, but he died later at the hospital. maurice matthews lives in the house, but when he came home this afternoon, the police had the whole thing taped off. >> i was curious about of what could have went on for all these police to be where i live
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>> reporter: your house. >> yeah, where i stay, where i live, where i sleep. >> reporter: what do you make of this thing? >> i don't have the words for it, man. >> reporter: so who pulled the trigger and why? was it accidental or was it intentional? police are still working the case. pat, back to you. >> pat collins, thank you, pat. metro just recently began to roll them out, but there are already serious issues with the 7,000 series rail cars. transportation reporter adam tuss says it's enough that metro's gm will go to nebraska to talk directly with the manufacturer of the cars. kawasaki. we're told the issues are with the metal body assembly and onboard technology. metro says it's not getting as many of the cars as it's hoped. they are supposed to replace the oldest rail cars which are now more than 40 years old. now to a story that has
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day on the nbc washington facebook page. tomorrow lawmakers in virginia's house of delegates will vote on a bill to penalize adults who smoke with their kids in the car. northern virginia bureau reporter david culver joins us live from arlington with the details. how would this work. >> reporter: it will function as a secondary offense. it means a cop couldn't just pull you over for smoking in the car with a kid in the car unless that officer pulled you over for, say, something else like speeding. again, this is just proposed. it is not finalized yet. nonetheless, as soon as we posted this on the nbc washington facebook page, it had a lot of you commenting and our digital team put out the question what do you think of the bill? good idea or does it go too far? before we reveal the answer to that, we want to you hear from the man behind the bill. >> i don't feel like this is big brother government. i feel like we're protecting little brother in the backseat struggl t
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>> reporter: we spoke by phone to republican delegate tom billian richmond. he's proposed the bill based on the young patients he's treated. >> and they're chronically sick and have asthma and they can't recover from that because they're constantly exposed to second hand smoke in a very confined space. >> the bill would fine adults $100 for smoking in a car with minors under 8. just posting about the topic had well over 2,000 facebook likes and 500-plus shares by midday. we thought we'd chat with you about this new bill being proposed out of richmond. in an online facebook live chat, you had a lot to say. chrissy, you say as a child of a smoker, i fully support it. eric q erica can relate saying my parents smoked in the car when avis kid. i still remember how miserable that was.
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you say you really wouldn't support this. saying there are more important issues the state can focus on. >> tamara agrees writing i'm guessing the same peep who smoke with kids in the car probably smoke around them in the house as well so i don't see how this would make any significant difference. helen says the government just trying to make one more right away. they want total control over everything we do. what's next? but here is how the delegate see it is. >> i'll be happy if it prevents one child from being trapped in a car with second hand smoke. >> here is a live look at the results of our nbc washington flash survey. virginia may impose a fine on people who smoke in cars with children. what do you think? so far most of you think it is a good idea by a large percentage there. david, has this bill been tried before in virginia or anywhere else for that matter? >> reporter: you know, there is some
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and puerto rico have similar smoke-free car laws. in virginia it's been tried in the past, but it's never gotten through the general assembly. coming up on news4 at 6:00, jim, i'll tell you why the delegate is hopeful this could be the year. >> all right, david culver. thanks so much. as we learn about maryland's first case of the zika virus, scientists at a lab in montgomery county are working to find out how to curb the outbreak. what they are doing that could keep the world's top athletes safe just in time for the summer games in rio. a northern virginia mother and her child terrorized during a home invasion. what happened after she was tied up
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i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die from accidental shootings. let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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well, we're 176 days away from the summer olympic games in rio and right now zika is a major concern for athletes and spectators. as news4's chris gordon tells us tonight, one company in montgomery county is working hard to rid brazil of the virus in time for the games. >> reporter: this little lab in rockville, maryland, is taking on a giant challenge. they want to help eradicate the zika virus in brazil in time for the olympics in rio this summer. >> i believe that we can. i believe that we can work with governments such as the brazilian government. i know they're very motivated to make people as safe as they can be at the
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>> reporter: the company is called generation. they developed a process of testing mosquitos to identify concentrations carrying the zika virus. that could help focus fumigation efforts on killing those mosquitos before they can bite and infect people. >> the world health organization has been focusing on the people, on the people who get the infection. what we're focusing on is on the source, so we're focusing at the spigot. if you consider this a flood, we're trying to turn off the spigot. the spigot is the mosquitos. >> reporter: they have a lofty goal but can they achieve it in time for the olympics. some olympic competitors are considering whether to withdraw. they're aware of the warnings that the zika virus can cause birth defects in pregnant women. but the scientists say this population of mosquitos will die out iness than six months and they want to make sure the next generation omo
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be carrying the zika virus. >> and make the participants and the attendees completely safe from this virus, then that would be a wonderful win for us. we would be very pleased. >> then you'd get the gold. >> yes, sir, then we would get the gold. >> reporter: chris gordon, news4. we've been telling you for the past week about a child porn case in prince george's county and none of the children has come forward. >> so what's a parent to do? up next some very specific information about how to have some very difficult conversations with your children. and the news4 i-team found
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less than six minutes, that's all you have to save someone after they collapse suddenly from cardiac arrest. >> since february is american heart month, tisha thompson and the news4 i-team show you how a simple device is saving lives but only if you take the time now to make sure it's working. >> reporter: on a rainy saturday, 74-year-old alexander mccandor went to the gym and hopped onto his favorite elliptical machine. >> i was close to one hour on the machine when i
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queasiness or weakness in myself like i better give up, turned the resistance down, and then things become black. >> his heart had stopped. but a man working out on the elliptical next to him remembered seeing this box at the jewish community center of greater washington. he grabbed the automated external defibrillator inside and used it to quickly, he literally brought mccandor back from the dead. >> the aed, the defibrillator was the responsible piece of equipment that brought me back to life. >> most folks do some back. >> reporter: fire chief scott goldstein say aeds are amazing machines because they really do work when your heart has an electrical failure. but he says for every minute that goes by your chances of surviving decreases by 10%. if it takes three minutes, you have a 70% chance of survival. >>
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in a facility, take the steps to get basic training. >> the nice thing is they will tell you exactly what to do. >> reporter: captain bob lindsey showed us how easy they are to use. as i didc pr, he followed the machine's directions. we put the entire demonstration on our nbc washington app. if i have never had training and no one around me has had training but we see a defibrillator, should we still use that? >> yes, ma'am, by all means. >> reporter: i can't hurt the person more by not doing the right thing on -- >> the worst thing to do is nothing. >> reporter: but the devices won't work if the batteries are not charged. >> we found out the hard way -- >> reporter: mayor craig moe says the batteries powing they're aeds were supposed to last several years. >> found out that the battery has dead. it got to be too much for an individual, which is why we looked at the service
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>> reporter: laurel now spends $26,000 a year to pay an outside company to check the batteries and the pads on more than 100 aeds and the mayor says they did it just in the nick of time. the newly charged units have already saved at least one life. >> it's $26,000 well spent. >> reporter: you can often tell if a device is charged by looking here. if you see a green blinking light, a checkmark, or a battery symbol, they all mean the device is ready to go. the news4 i-team checked out more than 100 aeds throughout the d.c. area within the last month. we found about half clearly showed the batteries were working. like this one at martin luther king library in the district. and these at reagan national and dulles airports. we seen saw a visible list of recent inspection dates. fairfax county tells us it has more than 400 aeds in its county buildings, all of which are checked by their internal emergency management department. but we couldn't tell if the
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8% of the devices because we could not see a light or any type of markings. the i-team contacted the locatio locations. all said they inspected the devices after our call and reported each was in working order. >> call for help now. >> somebody checks the aed to ensure the battery is still in place. if you don't when you go to use it, you will have an inoperable aed. >> reporter: mccandor said he's grateful they regularly checked their aed so it was ready for him when he needed it most. >> i thank god for looking after me, and i am truly thankful to god because i have a family. i have a wife, daughters, grandchildren, and i have a lot to live for. >> reporter: when we checked out all those aeds, we found about 20% invo
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montgomery county's fire chief says is a major obstacle in just getting people to actually use these devices. tonight at 6:00, we are going to show you what we found when we take you to a badminton game that changed the lives of three strangers. tisha thompson, news4 i-team. >> thank you. turning to the weather now, veronica, we're now in the arctic freeze. so who is going to be running around outside in their undies this weekend? >> well, some people are. it's the cupid undies run this weekend and just like it sounds, very little folks will be wearing. let's hope though that maybe they can get away with their long underwear. >> but a whole lot of crazy out there. if you're out there in that. >> just wear your long underwear. i mean technically -- let's talk about this evening. if you drew the short straw and you have to walk the dog this evening, check out the temperatures. down to 24 degrees by 8:00 this evening. the windchill temperatures will be headed into the single
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part of tonight. meanwhile, check out saturday and sunday. even lower windchill readings. single digits on saturday. we're talking about teens on sunday. and then hond those temperatures will start going way up, especially on tuesday as you will see in just a moment. at the bus stop tomorrow morning, 20 degrees, windchills in the teens. 30 for the high. it will be a breezy day instead of a windy day tomorrow but look at the early morning readings and by afternoon 31 to 32 degrees culpeper, your high tomorrow. 36 around stafford, fredericksburg. 34 in d.c. 10 to 15 degrees colder than average, and, again, that's nothing because this upcoming weekend just highs that will be in the 20s. now, the other thing for tomorrow, we'll see a little weak disturbance come through the area. it will trigger a few snow showers. here we are at 3:00. notice the clouds, early day sunshine. about 4:00, 5:00, there it is, some snow showers. hagerstown to luray into early
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low temperatures and cold roads to lay down a little light film on area roads to make it a little slick to icy so use caution. i do know that some of the snow crews will be out treating roads about midday tomorrow. there we are at 5:00 a.m. saturday morning from snow showers to flurries for the early part of the day on saturday. check out the temperature. 22. it's still going to be windy. that's the other part that you will notice is when our wind chills drop below zero, which will be the case saturday and especially sunday morning. now, saturday night it will feel like zero to 5. for sunday night, 10 to 15 degrees. so far as activities go this weekend, yes everybody knows to bundle up if they're going to hit the ski resort, but exercising, i say stay inside and make sure you cover up well, very well if you plan on going out this weekend. for monday, 40% chance of some snow. tuesday we're talking all rain, but in between there might be a little bit of an icy mix as we go from the 30s to the 50s. doug has more on news4 at 6:00. >> v,
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the investigation into child pornography accusations at a prince george's county elementary school is especially disturbing for parents. the alleged victims are elementary age. >> many people don't know where to start the conversation with their kids about sexual abuse. jennifer alvaro is here. she's a licensed clinical social worker. parents are used to talking to heads about wearing their seat belts or helmets and even drugs. but when it comes to younger children and sexual abuse, how do you talk to them? >> it can seem overwhelming. a lot of parents are hesitant to bring it up, afridaid to scare their kids but it's a critical conversation to have. it's a critical conversation to have. >> how do you start it? >> parents should start it by reviewing safety rules they already have talked with their kids about on an age-appropriate level.
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will say what's the rule when you get in the car. i sate in my car seat. what's the rule about riding your bike? i put my helmet on. with older kids we want to talk about are you allowed to text while you're driving? absolutely not. what do you do if you go to a party where there's drinking? i call you. what do you do if a friend's being bullied? so you start off and review the rules you already know and your kids will roll their eyes and you say, great, i'm glad you know all those rules to stay safe. i have that talk to you about another big problem kids may have and that's child sexual abuse and that's when somebody forces or tricks a kid to do something they don't want to do or they don't understand. i strongly encourage parents to use accurate language, name the body parts. if parents for whatever reason don't feel comfortable doing that, please say private parts. please don't use a slang word. >> don't sugar coat it. >> because if you're kids have to tell someone that's happening and they say my biscuit,y
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understand what they're trying -- they're not going to understand. if kids say the name of the body part or if they say my private part, there's no mistaking that. >> jennifer, we often know in most cases kids don't say anything. they don't report it. sometimes the abuse doesn't surface until later when they recognize it or say something about it. how do you let kids know there's a difference between a good secret and a bad secret? >> right. most kids don't report that they're being abused until -- if they even do until years later. so it's critically important for us to educate our kids about telling, telling as soon as they realized what happened was wrong, and we have to educate our kids that nine times out of ten this isn't going to be a stranger. it's going to be somebody they know, they like, they live with possibly. kids -- it has to be stressed that if kids are having a secret or made a promise to someone, if it's a secret or a promise that makes them happy and excited, what do we get
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christmas, don't tell her. that's fine. if it's a promise or secret that makes them scared, upset, worried for themselves or a friend, this he have to break that. they have to tell a trusted adult and they need to keep telling until someone believes them. >> jennifer alvaro, thank you. >> important information for all parents out there and children, too. we appreciate it. thanks so much. >> thank you. authorities have set up a hotline for children who may have been victims of the prince george's county school volunteer. open our
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this evening we are lorning more about the maryland's sheriff's deputies who died. >> we have a report from horford county, maryland. >> we've lost deputies before. every one is precious, every one is in their own way unique. this is hard hitting to say the least. >> reporter: an emotional morning at the harford county sheriff's office as the entire policing community in maryland remembers the two deputies who lost their lives in the line of duty. 52-year-old senior deputy patrick dailey, a 30-year veteran of the sheriff's office and assigned to the court services division, a former marine. he leaves behind his girlfriend, two children, and his mother. 43-year-old senior deputy mark logsdon, spent 16 years with the sheriff's office. the former army man is survived by his wife, three children, and parents. >> heartbreaking time for the county. lived here my entire
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never seen anything like this. >> reporter: since early thursday morning, folks from around the state have been paying respects at a memorial set up in front of the southern district station. many at a loss for words. >> my county. i live in horford county and just devastated. >> reporter: deputy logsdon served on the executive board of the sheriff's union and was an avid golfer setting up numerous golf tournaments a year for charity. deputy dailey was also a lifetime member of the java magnolia fire department. his fellow firefighters say while he did have a good sense of humor, he could snap into serious mode in a matter of seconds. >> he was very much an active part of our community and which feel the loss very deeply and probably will -- the wounds will take a very long time to heal, if ever. now at 6:00, a local elementary school rocked by scandal. tonight parents will meet with school administrators demanding answers in a disturbing child
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porn investigation. a school aide is accused of producing vial videos in the school and a lawsuit claims teachers and parents knew about it but nothing was done to stop it. tonight, we have team coverage as the investigation expands, and a new victim is identified. scott macfarlane is looking into the police response into that school last year. >> we begin with meagan fitzgerald in glenarden with the latest on this case. meagan? >> reporter: yeah, doreen. we are learning that the latest number of victims has risen to 12, but law enforcement officials say they cannot tell us exactly where the alleged abuse of this latest victim took place because we're talking about juveniles here. in the meantime, you can see behind me cars are filling the parking lot of the school here, the elementary school where law enforcement officials and school officials are holding a meeting for parents. it's expected to start in the next 30 minutes. many of the parents we spoke with say they have a lot of questions and they're hoping to get answers. a lawsuit filed by


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