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attorneys. witnesses say lee remained under sedation during the procedure and the last meal he asked for was communion. he was sentenced to death in 1995 for the death of a 26-year-old arkansas woman. back over to you. >> erika, thank you. right now prince george's county police want people to be on the lookout for this missing 72-year-old woman. helen johnson hasn't been seen since april 10th. johnson may be driving a gray ford taurus that looks a lot like the one you see on your screen here. it has maryland tag number 4 alv 25. this morning a man is recovering from serious injuries after police say he was hit by a car. the crash happened near southeast street and commerce street in frederick, maryland, last night just before 9:00. that is right near the frederick visitor's center. they need anyone who may have seen the crash to call them right
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this morning the people of paris are once again waking up in fear after another suspected terror attack. meanwhile, there is a country wideman hunt for accomplices in yesterday's shooting. the gunmen targeted police there. one was killed and two others were hurt. officers shot and killed the gunman. isis has claimed responsibility here. this morning the paris prosecutor's office says it found a pump action shotgun and knives in the gunman's car. he has not been identified. well, if you're finally home, we want to go live to the live desk. erika gonzalez has the details. >> she's free after nearly three years being detained. aya hijazi. she was accused of abusing children at anrg
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founded in egypt. her case was on the agenda when president donald trump met earlier this month with egyptian president. hijazi is going to meet with president trump at the white house. we understand that is happening later this morning. at the live desk, i'm erika done zal lez. former maryland congressman larry hogan sr. passed away last night after suffering a stroke on saturday. in a facebook post governor larry hogan calls his father an american hero. he was the most recent republican to serve as prince george's county executive. he was 88 years old. today family and friends will say good-bye to a soldier
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that crashed when his helicopter went down on monday. memorial service is being held where he grew up near chapel hill, tennessee. it's still not clear why the helicopter went down. two other soldiers hurt in the crash, they are a he still in the hospital. 4:33. starting this weekend getting to virginia from downtown d.c. is about to get easier. after two years of construction and detours the massachusetts avenue ramp to 395 southbound opens tomorrow. the new ramp allows traffic to drive directly onto the highway instead of using the third street ramp. good news for drivers. those driving westbound on massachusetts avenue will see new delays. this is all part of the capital project which won't wrap up until 2019. metro, there is some good news for riders. metro has canceled the major shutdown of the blue, orange, silver lines in d.c. they
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on the red line the green belt to college park stations are closed. there will be an emergency response drill at navy yard on sunday. yellow line trains will only run between hunting ton and mount vernon. well, it was a scary situation for anybody watching the eagle cam at the national arboret arboretum. one of the baby eagles was hurt in the nest. the two eeg lets don't have a name. one called d c4 caught its leg in a y shaped stick yesterday. fish and wildlife services people said they would rescue the eaeglet. they got a lot of calls and e-mails. they're glad so many people were concerned. >> that's one thing about having a cam. people are taking watch over the
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your weather and traffic. >> plus, i want to have a look at your friday traffic. first weather with chuck bell and sheena parveen. >> a muggy start. >> it feels like summertime. >> it does. yesterday was hot and muggy. >> we're doing our mile and a half run, it got really warm really fast. that's the reason we ended up with a round of thunderstorms late yesterday afternoon. we'll be dealing with rain two times this afternoon. already some showers out there in northern maryland at this point in time. rain in from frederick, maryland. those showers headed in to carol county. our bigger rain chances are later today. what about tomorrow? we've had to tweak our saturday forecast a bit. rain looking a little bit more and more likely now especially by late afternoon into the evening. plan on a fairly cloudy and fairly wet day on saturday. we'll be focusing more on the
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bit. a whole lot of rain chances coming up in the next couple of days. >> yes. over the weekend like chuck mentioned, we'll take a look at the forecast coming up. today it's muggy across the area. 65 degrees currently in the district but by 7:00 a.m., we're not going to see temperatures move too much. right around the 60s. chance of a shower. we have the showers on the radar. i don't think everyone will see the rain at 7:00 a.m. showers around by noon. muggy, warmer. passing shower, 77 degrees. then by 5:00 p.m. we have a chance for some thunderstorms to develop. look at the temperature. 84 degrees coming up. when we're back, we'll take a closer look at the sunday rain chance. let's check your finally friday commute with melissa mollet. >> 270 north after montgomery village. in bound river road at golds
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goldsboro, you have to stay left to get by the paving project. beltway inner loop and outer loop, no big problems. the green showing you where the rain is falling. between adelphi and metzerott road, other lane closures. back on the job. why a metro worker fired after a deadly smoke incident is being rehir rehired. the d.c. woman who vouched to give a military veteran a proper burial and how you can help. you might want to rethink packing a soda with your lunch today, even if it's diet.
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you're watching "news 4 today." a federal court has ordered metro to rehire a senior mechanic who was fired after the deadly plaza smoke disaster. the worker was fired for submitting maintenance lost indicating he conducted inspections near the lenfant plaza even though he didn't. the fans mall funked after the tunnel was cleared. an arbitration ruled the mechanic should have been suspended for six months rather than terminated. ow
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woman's termination to honor her long-time neighbor. clarence decarlos merchant was a gay army veteran. he died a month ago. he had no family left. his body was on the way to a mass burial plot. now she's working to ensure he gets a proper burial. >> refuse to just leave him -- it wouldn't rest. it wouldn't rest in my soul, you know, i just can't do that. >> he's eligible for military burial. a fund-raiser is underway to raise money for funeral cost. if you would like to donate search veterans in the nbc 4 app. there is a good thing there are so many animal cameras out there. >> except if you're an animal. one captured everyone's attention for months. that one is coming down. the giraffe cam at animal adventure park will go dark today. that's the one you'll remember with ap
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she was pregnant for about 30 years. >> yes. >> she finally had the baby giraffe. it's a boy. everyone looks happy for april that she was finally done with pregnancy because of all the attention that she has received. they've received an overwhelming number of calls. you can still watch the camera until 4:30 this afternoon. after that you're going to have to say good-bye to april. 30 years? >> well, that's what it seemed like. you know, it seemed like the poor girl was just not having any luck with that. >> it was 13, 15 months is a normal pregnancy. >> gave birth to a 30-year-old still living at home. what's new? we have rain drops across parts of northern maryland and eastern west virginia. future weather there shows more chances for showers grazing the d.c. metro area. and a risk of a thunderstorm coming up. 80s today but so much cooler for the weekend. sheena has your ten-day forecast coming right up.
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good morning. we have showers around on the radar. driving north in the district, you might run into them. you'll need the windshield wipers. you'll need more rain. the 80s return. i'll show you more rain for the weekend. scathing accusations against a prince george's county teacher. why he's facing several child pornography charges. selling cigarettes to kids. the stores busted in a recent sting. 15 before the hour. when congress returns on monday, they will have just five days to pass a bill before the government shuts down. lawms
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short-term measure just to keep it funded past that deadline. back in december they did pass a stopgap bill through midnight next friday. president trump is demanding money for a southwest border wall and other things that focus the new bill. news 4's tracie potts is live on capitol hill with the changes he's making to get a vote this time. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning. they want to hold on to guarantee benefits like maternity and emergency benefits but give states the option of opting out. that was a big issue with conservatives who blocked it who said they weren't voting against it. now we haven't seen the language of all of that yet, lawmakers haven't, and that why this could go slowly. the president now saying he thinks it's possible they could get a health care vote done this week when, as you jus
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they are coming back on monday laser focused on the budget, the spending issues with that government shutdown issue looming a week from today. >> tracie, let's talk about foreign policy for a second now. is president trump leaning on china to help try to diffuse the tensions with north korea? >> reporter: yeah, that's been an ongoing theme. late comments on that from the president. he calls north korea a menace and now says they need to put trade talks with china aside, put that on the back burner to deal with north korea first. >> tracie, thank you. 4:47 now. big morale boost from one bush to another. president george w. bush visited his father yesterday. bush 41 tweeted this picture and a big morale boost. all files have been more blessed. the 92-year-old
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hospital with pneumonia. doctors say he is gaining strint and in good spirits. the district is one step closer to cementing marion barry's regime. it will sit on the corner of the building on pennsylvania avenue. the sculptor says he's trying to capture barry in a gesture that is welcoming. the final decisions on what it will take will be made in a few months. an alexandrea woman could spend less than 15 years in jail for killing her husband. she was convicted of shooting her husband to death in their old town home in october. she faced up to life in prison but the jury only recommended 16 years. prince george's county substitute teacher and basketball coach is fg
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christopher speights yesterday. they found child pornography at his home. he worked at bradbury heights elementary school. school officials sent a letter home saying, speights, quote, will no longer serve the schoo . at 5:15 megan mcgrath will explain how investigators were tipped off. part of a parking garage came crashing down on top of someone's car. this happened yesterday in northwest. d.v. fire say the ceiling of a parking garage ramp gave away on the 14th street side of the building. we'll try to get you that video this morning. the car was badly damaged but fortunately no one was hurt. you will soon receive a ticket if you park at a red top meter without having handicap tags with
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it means that people will have to feed meters. now they've been able to park at any meter for free. these rules only apply to parking within the central business district which runs from fuzzy bottom to the national hall. you will soon find yourself shopping inside an old metro rail car. i'm looking for a small area. looking at a 4,000 county warehouse. imagine the shell becoming the small outdoor retail kiosk. what's left might just require a little imagination. >> it's art. it's sculpture. it's entertaining the public. it's recycling. it's bringing back history. >> now the kiosks, benches, art will be installed at the metro station next h.
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service in boston. >> this has been confirmed to e. harmony. >> this site is for dogs. this is called how to get my dog based on what really matters. personality. behavior. founders of the website find people only pick dogs based on appearance and breed. >> i think it is fantastic. >> some dogs like kids, some like to be quiet. >> can a dog take a selfie? >> yes, i have seen that. >> we have a coincidence. a dog needs a home and its name is aaron's favorite breakfast food. >> what's that? >> ak
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>> pancake needs a home. pancake might have a home at aaron's house. if anyone is interested in adopting. look at pancake. she's so cute. she or he. find out more information on pancake. keep in mind we have showers this morning. 8:00, chances of showers. mild though, 66 degrees. by lunchtime, mostly cloudy. passing shower, 77. if you're walking the dost later this afternoon, keep in mind, it's going to be warm. mid to low 80s. there you see the 80s on the headlines. afternoon thunderstorms possible. periods of rain as we start the weekend. by sunday, we still have the rain in the forecast. trending a little bit farther south. look at the radar, most of the rain near frederick county near hag gars town. right across 70, 270 near frederick. that will continue moving off t
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few showers by about 8:00 a.m. then through the afternoon we could see some more thunderstorms developing. then we go into your saturday. cloudy with some spotty showers early in the day. better rain chance comes later at night. then we go into sunday. notice how the rain is trending a little bit farther south. we're going to be watching that very closely. otherwise, temperatures this weekend will be cooler. today we're looking at a morning start in the 60s. afternoon, high 80s. there you see the weekend foreskast in the 60s. we get hotter as we go into next week. let's check a friday commute happening next friday. happy friday to you. >> take a look here at this problem in the college park area. this is something i found out could last through the morning commute. rigs road between adelphi and metzerrott. they're trying to get this out of the way. this could be some time before it's
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west ox road has just reopened. the rain is moving around town. 270 north after montgomery village avenue. inner loop and outer loop of the beltway no major problems. keep our fingers crossed. we know it has an impact on your waistline, but how about your brain? the startling new study about soda and your health. it's something a lot of parnts parents aren't sure about, paying for college. the new rule that could help you. from felon to professor at a highly acclaimed law school. et theme
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police in frederick, maryland, say they caught another pair of local businesses trying to sell cigarettes to underage kids. police say they cited the city grocery store and a vape shop this week during the most recent undercover check. they found a 7% increase in local businesses failing those checks in recent years. when the i-team went undercover they found them selling to test buyers. we're getting a look at fake sugar and the effects it could have on your brain. researchers say they tracked more than 4,000 people who were studied. the
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soda showed troubling signs. >> we found that people who were continuing diet soda on a daily basis were three times to develop both stroke and dementia within the next ten years. >> very alarming finds. researchers did not ask participants which artificial sweeteners were in their sodas. go for water or black coffee. happening today, samsung is set to release the galaxy s8. the first maker smartphone launch since the massive recall since its fire prone note 7. it's available in two sizes and five colors. the note 7s kept catching fire because of the battery issue. there's no increase in battery capacity. the batteries have undergone a rigorous
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kids college savings. it recommends multiplying your child's age by $2,000 to stay on track to calf half the average cost of a four-year state public university. by the age of 18 you are $36,000 could reduce the cost of public school by 50%. best bet, start putting the money away early. >> i think i'm going to be paying for that until i die. >> i don't need to take notes. no babies over here. >> oh, that's what you meant. >> good. >> you meant them. with all the numbers and the letters and -- >> gotcha. all right. stay with us. "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00 a.m. "news 4 today" starts now. now at 5:00, an update to breaking news we brought you at 11:00 p.m.
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condos at adelphi after last night's storm forced them out. they say that storm did cosmetic damage to the high rise building. this is not the only damage from the storm in this area. news 4's justin finch just arrived at another scene nearby dealing with weather damage. he will have a live report in a few moments. first, it is 5:00 a.m. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilcrist. >> i'm eun yang. we'll get to melissa mollet. we'll start with chuck bell and sheena parveen wondering if we're going to see more storms in our area? >> yes. we could have a couple of rumbles of thunderstorms. >> warm and humid. the mid 80s are coming in today. >> it's a little early for mid 80sed for my personal taste. feels like summer again this morning. on your way out the door, temperatures in the low to mid 60s. off to a super mild start. four things to know about the forecast. feeling like summer again today. mid 80s. cool and wetve


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