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here's a look at the top stories we're following. police are investigating a deadly stabbing in alexandria. police in fairfax county were called to celtic drive shortly after 8:00 last night after a man was found with a stab wound to his leg. william martinez palma was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. now to the race for the white house. three caucuses set for the democrats today. we're talking alaska, hawaii, washington state. they will pick how many delegates go to hillary clinton or bernie sanders. and the blossoms are popping in the district. opening ceremony kicks off later today at the warner theater. thousands are expected to hit the tidal basin today to check out the blooms. >> megan and i talk to go a few of you already on live chat. many of you have gone out snapping awesome pictures. >> today is the day. and if you have them, share them. we want to see them. send them in.
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let's get over to him. as folks head out there, perhaps layers will be the best thing this morning. >> looks like spring but feels like winter. we're in northwest washington. it's all green behind me. the grounds crew will need to mow pretty soon. you will need a warm coat and a jacket this afternoon. no umbrella or rain boots. we will have is a dry day. you will need your sun glasses. a gorgeous blue is sky will be with us through the rest of the afternoon. a little bit of a wind in the afternoon hours, climbing to 60 degrees by 2:00 p.m. low to mid-60s around 4:00. by 6:00 p.m., back down low 6 0s. so a great day coming up. a look at big changes in the next few minutes. tom, we will check in with you then. protesters will head to the shaw library after a muslim woman was told to remove her head
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leave the library. they will stand up for safe spaces for muslim women. witnesses tell news 4 a public library officer was harassing the woman on wednesday. the officer no longer on duty while they investigate. it is supposed to kick off at 2:00 this afternoon. a man is accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy. dennis parker is facing serious charges, including attempt to kill. jaden was playing outside the mayfair phapgz in northwest d.c., when a spray hit him in the head. it happened a year and a half ago and jade especially survived. neighbors in the area are happy the suspect has been caught. >> it gives us peace of mind finally. okay. so they're doing something. my child might be safe. >> jaden was the
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victim, just caught in the cross fire. >> do you hear that woman? she's yelling he's trying to rob me. dramatic body cam video showing officers race to go save her from an attacker who was armed with a knife. when d.c. police got to the scene, they saw a suspect standing over the woman in an alley. it may have saved her life and foiled a robbery. this is the first time we have seen body cam video from a d.c. police officer. >> the victim was right here. the robber in front of her with a knife. the video you're going to see is from a camera on the officer's chest. it happened that fast. even though we cannot see the victim, we can hear the terror in her voice. the last frame showed the knife that police believe the robber was about to stab her with on the ground.
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>> a citizen is extremely grateful tonight. >> about 9:45 wednesday morning, someone recorded a woman was being robbed here in 1900 block of martin luther king jr. boulevard southeast. the robber, knife in hand, had the woman pinned into a narrow area between two buildings. as they pulled up, officers from the 7th district could hear her frightened cries for help. as the body camera shows, they immediately went into action to protect her from harm. the camera is part of an accountability problem of the department, shows something else. >> it shows complete surprise on behalf of the suspect when he turns around and finds two officers are standing behind him as he is attempting to commit a heinous crime. >> 48-year-old christopher galaway is charged with assault with intent to commit robbery. that body camera video can be
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introduced as evidence in court. a developing story this morning. four people are dead and carbon monoxide poisoning may be the cause. they were found in an apartment complex in wilmington, delaware. a dog was also found dead. investigators are trying to figure out what caused the buildup of the poisonous gas. a surprising moment on the campaign trail. how a little bird on the podium made a big splash on social media. >> a historic moment for the future of cuban foreign realizes. how one of the biggest names
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of satisfaction last night. tens of thousands of folks showed up for a free outdoor concert, the first of its kind on the island nation. fans headed to the concert almost 24 hours before it started. it was a historic moment for the country and the band. given their music was once banned by the communist regime. >> an unexpected visitor swung by to support bernie sanders in oregon yesterday. he said they looked like they were ready for a political change. and then a bird lands on his podium. he was at a loss for words but only for a moment. >> that is really a dove is asking us for world peace. no more wars. >> sanders soon got back on track, throwing a jab at gop front-runner donald trump. a drone makes it
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debut to a residential area. the route was established using gps. a pilot and observers were on stand by during the flight but weren't even needed. the package included bottled water, food, and first-aid kit. and one of the most famous names in history. and a mystery left unsolved for decade. how the answer may finally be revealed. >> bring on the sun. it's going to be hopefully a gorgeous weekend. we're watching temperatures rise. whether you'll need a coat before you head out on this easter weekend. and the cherry
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it is a cold saturday morning. it is certainly looking like spring. a live view from our city camera into potomac park where the cherry blossoms are at their peak. right now with chilly temperatures they will last a couple days longer. acting as a refrigerator, holding them in place. a cold morning. we'll have a cool afternoon with lots of sunshine. then for easter sunday, cloudy and cool. there is a slight chance of a few sprinkles early tomorrow morning. temperatures in the 40s. a look at the big changes on the way and our
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heavier rain in a few minutes. >> thousands expected to head to the tidal basin. there is a live shot right there. doesn't get much better than that. the park service working hard to keep those who head out there safe. >> news 4 avenues derrick ward has more. >> the cherry blossoms are out in full bloom to oblige the visitors. it worked out just right for the weekend. it's going to be a busy weekend as we hear from diana mayhew.
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>> it is great to go to the national museum. we have many, many activities for children. hands-on crafts. the park service will be there about their celebration. and then continue at 5:00 to the warner theater for opening ceremonies. today a new gun store will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony while an anti-gun group gets together in the park. they will gather for a family base event in lion park. gun dealership close to schools, parks, and residential homes does not add any value to the community. >> a woman is now in custody after an apparent road rage attack. a man noticed someone following behind him driving aggressively for several minutes. so he pulls into a shopping center and hopes the
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instead, she followed him. i headed down to lorton to find out more. his morning commute down 123 in lore ton seemed normal until he looked in his rear-view mirror. the victim noticed a red convertible aggressively tailgating and slamming on brakes and repeating that several times. >> she was just swerving. >> so he decided to pull off the main road into this shopping center. where you have a giant, a coffee shop. he thought plenty of people would be around and he would be safe here. but she took the car and went after him again. >> she hit me three, four times. i got out of my car and she chased me in her car, trying to run me over. >> he said he got out of her car. with a vehicle, it is essentially a weapon. >> that is why we are calling it malicious wounding. >> he is too sced
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face or give his name. but along with witnesses, he gave police a description. white female, approximately 20 to 30 years old, 5'6" to 5'8", 160, blonde hair, driving a red convertible. >> he attempted to defuse the situation by pull off. >> go to a firestation or police department. that would be the best mays to pull off. >> he said he doesn't know what sparked the outrage. >> i was a little afraid. i want someone to catch her and put her in jail. >> that woman in custody in woodbridge in prince william county. she is undergoing a mental evaluation. fairfax county police say as of now they will not press criminal charges against her. a virginia woman is recovering after being pinned under a metrobus near crystal city.
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15th and eads street when she was hit. family members say she has a long way to go. there is a go fund me page of her medical expenses. # visit our nbc washington app. we have all the details there. she spent $6.75 to take a vre train last week but could end paying a lot more. jennifer pemberton is accused of using an in valid ticket. she paid at 3:30 in the afternoon. but the time stamp is 8:40 a.m. she faces up to $100 fine. vre ceo says up you to 150 sentences are issued each month >> a major fallout over new religious freedom laws in north carolina and georgia. this week the governor of north carolina signed a law that prevents cities from banning discrimination based on sexual or gender identity. it also bans transgender bathroom accommodations.
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georgia is deciding whether to sign a bill that allows businesses to deny services to gay couples based on religious principles. hollywood studios and several big businesses are threatening to boycott both states. pope francis denounces terrorism at his good friday service. >> pope francis said the certainty of god's love won't be obscured by the "apparent victory of evil." the next story is a tale that shakespeare may have even written. >> new evidence that will be presented today in a british tv program. nbc's kerry sanders has the details. all the world is a stage.
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now four century after william shakespeare's death, a mystery, worthy of a five-act play. did a grave robber steal shakespeare's skull? without disturbing his remains, british researchers exploring age-old rumors about the playwright used underground penetrating radar, like a high-tech x-ray, to look deep inside his grave at trinity church. where his skull should be found, they found -- >> it looks like a hole. >> blessed be the man who stares these stones. curse thee who moves my bones. as you may remember from high school english clash, there was a pivotal moment in hamlet with a skull. >> 400 years after my death people are thinking the same way about me. and i think he would have been deeply gratified. >> why would anyone steal shakespeare's skull? once thought studying the size and shape of people's heads
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parting is such sweet sorrow. kerry sanders, atlanta. is storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with us now. we have been looking at the live picture of cherry blossoms. it is deceptive. it looks like a nice, warm, sunny day. >> it is is the wind is blowing 15 miles per hour. the windchill on this last saturday of march. you need a warm coat. keep up with it on the nbc washington app. maybe get out and take a family hike. in the low to mid-60s. it's in the low 40s with wind now putting a chop there on the basin. today, though, the best day. tomorrow is going to be cloudy and cooler. maybe even a bit
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highs sunday near 60 degrees. they will be in peak another few days. they are helping to refrigerate the blossoms. still hovering in the upper 30s shenandoah and out into the mountains. quite a cold start. that doesn't stop you from getting exercises today. lots of sunshine. temperatures by noon time into the mid-50s. near 60 by 1:00. between 3:00 and 5:00, hovering in the low to mid-60s. and the bright sunshine will be with us for the afternoon. i took this picture early this morning of this tree leafing out but producing a lot of pollen. the pollen count jump into the high range, the highest it's been so far this season. pine, oak, maple and box older as well. storm team 4 not showing any rain anywhere in the vicinity. great day to
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this brisk spring weather we have with us. storm team 4 four-day forecast after we get through the weekend, a chance of pollen washing rains coming through sunday night, late into monday midday. breezy in the afternoon. sun back in the 60s. pleasant pattern. highs in the 60s towards the end of the week. more rain thursday and again on friday. >> 4 things you need to know this saturday morning. fairfax county, police investigating a deadly stabbing. officers called to celtic drive shortly after 8:00 last night. it's there they found a man stabbed in the leg. william martinez palma was taken to the hospital. he later died from his injuries. no word on a suspect or motive. >> protesters will head to the shaw library after a muslim woman was told to remove her head scarf or leave the library. they will stand up for safe
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a d.c. public library officer was harassing the woman on wednesday. three more delegates for the hopefuls this weekend. alaska, hawaii, and washington state. all three holding caucuses today. >> and thousands are expected to head to the tidal basin this weekend. the cherry blossoms are in peak bloom. opening ceremony kicks off later today at the warner theater. for a lot of you celebrating easter without peeps just isn't right. a unique display for thousands to enjoy. 9:23. what happens when an all-encompassing brain scan
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on to the elite eight for uva. their first trip there since 1995. the number one seeded cavs squared off against iowa state. this is in chicago last night. they hold off the win, 84-71. up next, 10 seed syracuse. that's tomorrow night. i can tell you i'm the only one in my family who didn't go to uva. my siblings very happy right now. >> i bet they are. you can call it marshmallow madness with an artistic twist.
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>> this is a peep show you can actually take the kid to see. 159 creations. check these out. this is in westminster, maryland. they are not even professional artists. it is open 10:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening. it runs through april 6th. just do not eat the art. >> yeah. that's some creativity there. >> all right, tom kierein, folks heading out. >> better hop to it. you're going to be getting out the door. a light jacket this afternoon. highs reaching mid six. there's the tidal basin. >> that's it for us. out the fresh new look on mcdonald's mcpick 2 menu! try a flaky filet-o-fish made with sustainably sourced fish, a big mac made with 100% beef, chicken mcnuggets made with white meat, or a quarter pounder with cheese seared on the grill. pick any 2 for $5 bucks. ♪ bada ba ba ba
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