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meanwhile, protesters get up and dance. their message to incoming president mike pence. >> and the latest tonight on the health of our 41st president. when george h.w. bush and his wife barbara could get out of the hospital. good evening, everybody. we're just over 36 hours from donald trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. >> d.c. is preparing for up to 900,000 people to pour in the city this weekend. some to show support, others to protests. >> already two large protests tonight, this one outside the temporary home of vice president-elect mike pence in the chevy chase section of d.c. the group work for peace held what it called a dance party protest against homophobia. the group was more than 100 strong to want. hundreds of anti-trump
ku klux klan style hoods and donald trump masks, others carrying signs calling trump a fascist. this group has been protesting every night this week. so far no reports of any arrests. meanwhile, the president and vice president-elect are kicking off their inaugural festivities tomorrow. >> donald trump will participate in a wreath laying at the arlington national cemetery in the afternoon then he and mike pence will appear at a lincoln memorial welcome celebration. >> streets around that area will close in just a couple of hours. news 4's thshomari stone with t leadup to the inauguration. shomari? >> reporter: good evening, i'm at the foot of the arlington memorial bridge and at 3:00 a.m. it will be closed. it will be closed for tomorrow morning's commute so plan accordingly. on the other side of the bridge is the lincoln memorial. right now crews are working, making the final preparations for tomorrow morning's inauguration concert.
make america great again welcome celebration at the lincoln memorial. the free concert will launch president-elect trump's inaugural events. >> we're extremely excited. >> sabrina and her son walked here to see the final preparations. >> this is history. peaceful transition of power. >> reporter: not everyone is excited about president-elect trump's inauguration. in fact, we talked to some people who tell us that they're concerned. tonight alyssa and more than 500 people of all faiths had a service at new york presbyterian church's pre-inauguration service. alyssa is the daughter of a mexican immigrant. >> as a concerned citizen, i worry about the latino population here in america. >> reporter: 17 local d.c. churches united at this service to stand up for the rights of muslims, the
will be open. howev however. i'm shomari stone, news 4. >> shomari, thank you. more than 7,000 national guard soldiers are in d.c. tonight to help with the massive security effort over the next few days. they'll also help with traffic control and line the inaugural parade route. the soldiers will be sworn in as
that means they can make arrests and those arrests can be prosecuted in court. we're also going to see thousands of bikers in our area for the inauguration and tonight bikers for trump say they're ready to stand with police and keep protesters back. the group will hold a rally friday in john marshall park along pennsylvania avenue. that rally will be during the inauguration luncheon. >> we're trying to keep this about the unsung hero so we're just going to be celebrating the people that have been working hard on the campaign for the sole purpose of seeing donald trump elected president. >> the group expects about 5,000 but says it doesn't know how many bikers will be coming. if you're downtown tomorrow, you'll really notice that first wave of road closures as early as the morning rush, closures along pennsylvania avenue near the capital begin at 3:00 a.m., then at 4:00 you heard shomari mention the arlington memorial bridge will shut down. more closures around the lincoln memorial start at 5:00 a.m.
and 23rd streets closes at 10:00 a.m. then closures around union station from 2:00 to 11:00 at night and everything begins shutting down around capitol hill at 5:00 p.m. here's a secret service map showing all the street closures, parking restrictions in the green zone start tomorrow morning at 7:00 and last until saturday. parking is restricting in the red zone. streets will be closed all day friday. then saturday the women's march. the streets you see in red near the capitol will be closed most of the day. the streets in yellow will have rolling closures during the march itself. metro announced today it will open early saturday for the women's march. for more on how to get around friday and saturday, search "inauguration metro" in our nbc washington app. >> no umbrellas around friday and if you're going to the
need a way to stay dry. >> time to break out the ponchos or find one if you don't have one already. >> our station is handing out ponchos to reporters that will be out there for us covering this event on friday. we're tracking the system right now. no rain in the forecast for the next 24 hours. we're clear and a very nice night. look at the rain that is down toward the south, down around memphis and louisiana. that's the system we're going to be tracking. you can see it here, this is the computer model. tracking it here. next storm moving in on friday. here we are at 11:00, already seeing rain out there on friday and i think that rain will last for a couple hours. another nice day tomorrow, rain for the inauguration and a big storm for the weekend, and i mean a big storm. all rain but it's very heavy rain. we're talking a couple of inches of rain likely sunday and monday. i'll talk much more about that and break down the timing on friday. i have it coming up in 10, 15 minutes. >> see youth
two days before the inauguration of a new president the country's attention is focused on a former president. president george h.w. bush is in intensive care in the how about tonight because of respiratory issues. >> former first lady barbara bush is in the same houston hospital as well suffering from fatigue tonight. nbc's chris claklakham with an update on their conditions. >> reporter: less than two weeks ago, former president george h.w. bush was at the houston texan's football game. by saturday he was admitted to the hospital complaining about shortness of breath. by wednesday he was moved to the intensive care unit to "address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia." >> the president was having problems breathing due to some obstruction in hiss lungs and so they had to put a tube in there to get the obstructions out. >> also wednesday his wife, former first lady barbara
joined him in the hospital admitted as a precaution for fatigue and a persistent cough. and with that came immediate response from washington. >> they have been a constant source of friendship and support and good counsel for michelle and me over the years. they are as fine a couple as we know and so we want to send our prayers. >> reporter: the 41st president, who served from 1989 to 1993 has a form of parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or wheelchair for mobility. bush turned 92 last summer and his office announced earlier this month that he and barbara would not attend donald trump's inauguration this week due to the former president's age and health. nbc news. we've just learned that a er
in virginia. it happened just about 90 minutes ago but the commonwealth's lethal injection drugs have sparked a lot of controversy. rickey gray was convicted of robbing a family in richmond in 2006. he tied them up in the basement, slashed their throats and set the house on fire. a mother, father and two little girls four and nine years old were killed. his defense team filed an appeal saying the state didn't give him enough information about the drugs it would use to kill him. they argue that the sedative midazolam has failed to render some people unconscious and it could torture gray to death. a lot of the big pharmaceutical companies stopped selling lethal injection drugs so states like virginia started getting them from so-called compounding pharmacies which are not subject to the same federal regulations. at the live desk. chris lawrence. new tonight, we've learned a man from sacramento, california, is the one behind bars for allegedly shooting at an off
intersection of third and u streets in northeast about 9:45 this morning. police say edward bowling, jr., shot at the off duty officer who had been following him. that led to a chase throughout northwest d.c. fortunately nobody was hurt. new video from d.c. police appears to show the shooting of a grandmother in a wheelchair. 68-year-old vivian mara was killed monday morning in the 2400 block of elvins road southeast. video shows a gunman chasing another man there. it also shows who authorities believe is marrow in her wheelchair. they don't believe she was the intended target. marrow's family says she was a fixture in the community and handed out treats to children in the neighborhood. investigators hope the video helps them catch her kill er. next, a local mother taking a child out of her
purdue owns an agriculture business and is a veterinarian. his nomination completes trump's cabinet two days before the new president is sworp in. according to nbc news, his cabinet does not include any democrats or latinos. now an update to a story you saw first on 4. a d.c. police officer is out of the hospital after being hit by a car that was in vice president-elect mike pence's motorcade. the officer was conducting traffic when he was hit. he had a minor injury but he is expected to be okay. two burglaries and a quarter of a million dollars in damage and tonight police are looking for the people who vandalized historic bancroft elementary school in northwest washington. as you can imagine parents are pretty upset, jackie benson talked to some of them tonight. >> reporter: a construction fence surrounds the ssive modernization project at bancroft elementary school at
d.c. police reports reveal the complex where two smaller buildings are in the process of being demolished was burglarized not once but twice in two weeks. on the weekend of january 7, someone broke into the construction equipment shed and stole the keys to a bulldozer and backhoe. a week later the burglars came back and used the heavy equipment to vandalize the school's soccer field, playground and security cameras. they also used spray paint to deface the brick walls of the school built in 1923. >> i didn't even know that happened. i can't imagine. i live a block away and i didn't even know that happened. >> reporter: students have been relocated to another school during the multiyear project but are dropped off and picked up at bancroft each day. parent lisa spencer expressed dismay upon learning of the costly damage estimated by police at between $200,000 and $250,000. >> i don't know who is doing that but they run around the city vandalizing the playground. >> it's not
vandalism has delayed the project which was scheduled to be completed in summer of 2018. tonight, parents have concerns about safety after somebody fired a bullet through a day care window in falls church. more bullet marks were found on the other side of the building. police say multiple shots with fired thursday. one came through the window of a pre-k classroom at bright horizons on leesburg pike. children were in the room taking naps when it happened. nobody was hit. we spoke to one mother who has pulled her son out of the center. i'm so thankful that nothing happened and what would the conversation be if something did? >> bright horizons declined to talk to us on camera but told us they aren't letting the children on the playground and they say they've increased security. the washington redskins could end up winning their trademark battle without going back to court. today the supreme court raised doubts about whether the government can deny trademarks
offensive. the justices heard a case about an asian american band called the slants. that group was denied a trademark because of its name, a victory for the band would be welcome news to the redskins. the u.s. patent and trademark office canceled the team's trademarks claiming the team name is offensive to native americans. the high court will rule on the band's case in june. doug is here with more about our weather. it's warming up as we head into these inaugural festivities. >> a beautiful afternoon today. temperatures 60 degrees today. average high is hard 45 so we're way above average once again and it looks like that streak is going to continue. remember my winter forecast i told you it would be cold january. >> yeah, i remember that, doug. i just wanted to mention that. i wasn't sure if you thought about that recently but, yeah it's been a very warm january. let's show you how things are
turn around towards february but let's talk about the rest of january. it's been warm and we're still warm. the cloud cover, those clouds act as a lang ket over the city keeping temperatures mild we're still at 48, that's above the average high for this time of the year. winds out of the northwest at 12 miles an hour. winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour this afternoon. current temperatures in the 30s to the north, 36 down in warrenton. tomorrow at the bus top, 40 degrees at 7:00 a.m. 53 in a nice noon period. the kids will have a great recess. 57 by 4:00, mild and dry. another nice day on thursday and then we look for rain chances to increase not tomorrow and definitely not tonight. down to the south we're tracking this system down into the southern part of the country towards mississippi and louisiana. that system moves our
when it does we'll see some rain but, again, tomorrow beautiful just like today but maybe more sunshine for areas to the north and west. 57 tomorrow plenty of sun, nice and pleasant. a very nice afternoon thursday. here's friday. this is future weather, friday 6:00 a.m. notice the rain. these are showers around 6:00. 10:00 a.m., we're dry setting up for the events then here comes the rain right in there around noon, right at the time of the swearing in, the inauguration happening at 11:30 and, yeah, you see the rain there. remember no umbrellas so take the ponchos. the rain starts to move out by 2:00 so the parade which starts at 3:00 should being a and around 5:00 we're still dealing with the clouds so a cool day during the day with that rain coming in here. rain likely steady but mostly light. again, best time frame would be between 11:00 and about 2:00 or 3:00. so a three to four hour window for rain. temperature 49 degrees. 49 on friday,
look how january comes to an end. everybody in the 50s here sunday and month. >> a big storm system moving in. very heavy rain. we could see one to two, maybe even three inches of rain sunday and monday so that's a big storm. very nice in the middle portion of the week and then as i said the pattern will change. it looks like, by the end of next week. that's still 10 days away, going for a chance of mixed precipitation. kouk snow saturd >> i am not picturing the trumps in ponchos. >> they'll bedesigner ponchos. thank you, doug. coming up, the wizards make it lucky 13 at home but who is really to thank for this one? >> sports up next but first, here's jimmy fallon. >> james mcavoy is my guest tonight. plus ni
he world. call us or your advisor... t. rowe price. invest with confidence. talk about a roll, doug had an extra long dinner break and you busted him. >> we busted you, doug, i guess you sit on the court, that's what happens. >> csn busted him, right? >> true, true. >> great game, though. >> it was a special night. the streak has been since 1989 they've had a streak at home this long, that was 15 games, they were the bullets then tonight they win their 13th one at home, the fourth longest home winning streak in the league in the last two years and like most of the ws for the wizards, there's no place like home. picking up third
bradley, baseline, throwing down that slam, nice dunk from beal, he had 12 points. doug, you like this, right? >> that was awesome. oh! >> you like that. in the fourth, a six-point game, porter jr. had the touch tonight knocking down the three, puts the wiz up nine. less than a minute later more from the automatic porter. square up, get your feet under you and nail it six of those three pointers he had 25 points tonight. everyone loving that. even chief meteorologist. later in the corner grizzlies back in it, down two. gets the handle, drives get this is one together. >> no foul called. >> asking doug how he liked that one. [ laughter ] after a wizards steal, they're back at it. reverses course and get this is to go. 25 points 13 assists for wall. wizards hold on for
win. thank you, doug, for playing. >> we battled back, we're over .500 now but just imagine if he were playing the way we were supposed to the first couple games our report would be different but, you know, proud of the way we've been playing. the way we bounced back. >> we had a great month of december and we're playing well right now. great to take care of home court. just haven't to have to find a way to improve on the road. but to be in the situation we're in now and the way we started the season you can't ask for more. >> tony bennett and 16th-ranked virginia visiting boston college. road warriors, uva up 12, isaiah wilkins. look at that, finishes with the slam. darius thompson with the dime. look that. i scripted no look, doug, about you stole it from me. >> sorry. late in the half, big lead for the cavaliers,
cavs cruise 71-54 over b.c. 34 players on baseball's hall of fame ballot. only three elected tonight most notably for our area pudge rodriguez, 21 seasons in the major, the last two with the nationals. his most historic game in the nation's capital catching during straszburg's debut. pudge a 14-time all-star, 13-time gold glove winner will represent the rangers. joining him, tim raines, an expo for 13 of his 23 seasons, seven-time all-star and jeff bagwell who spent his entire 15-year career with the houston astros. induction ceremony in cooperstown, new york, on july 30. congrats to pudge and those guys.