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this apartment building in the district, what's being done now to help people who live here. but once again the dreary weather means we are starting with your forecast. >> we know we need it, but turn it off. let's start off with doug kammerer. what does the rest of our night look like? >> it looks a little bit better, but it's a very dreary, rainy, cool, breezy afternoon. winds gusting upwards of 20 to 30 miles an hour this afternoon as the low pressure moves in. we're no longer seeing the steady rain. that's moved out. still some areas of light rain in the last few hours. just tracking a few areas of rain and we'll continue to see that. the bulk of the heaviest rain is out of here. we saw some earlier, but it's moving on through. behind it, you can see the latest radar, not much going on. we still have a storm system down to the south. you can see that spin, very large spin now. the low pressure is down to the south, thunderstorms d
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some of this action in norfolk, later on this evening. still breezy, rainy and cool. sunshine returns late tomorrow. here come the 80s by late week. and difficult weekend forecast. yesterday we were talking about 90? >> right. >> i don't think so anymore. >> you've got our attention, doug, thank you. he caused a day of panic across montgomery county. three shot, one killed outside westfield montgomery mall, another killed outside an aspen hill grocery store. and the man accused of those murders faced a judge to enter a guilty plea. scott macfarlane has the details. >> jillalio toroil entered guilty pleas. he was taken down just across the street. you may recall this footage. police say he tried to
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woman and killed the good samaritan who was trying to help her. tordil then drove to an aspen hills giant grocery store and killed the woman getting into her car in the parking lot. this happened the day after he killed his wife gladys outside a high school in prince george's county. he's facing a separate murder charge in that case. tordil is scheduled to be sentenced in july. i'm scott macfarlane, back to you. >> thank you. here's a look now at some of your other top stories. first at 4:00, investigators say a man found dead in a wood bridge apartment in morning took his own life. fire was reported in the unit around 1:00 this morning. no one else was hurt. a small group of mayors and police chiefs from all over the country met with attorney general jeff sessions today here at the justice department. montgomery county police tom major said they discussed sanctuary cities and asked for clarity on how to enforce federal immigration
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stamp out prejudice and confront anti-semitic. those words at a holocaust remembrance ceremony. ivanka trump made her first international trip as an adviser to the president, she was in germany to attend a panel discussion on women's economic empowerment. it was a meeting set up by german chancellor angela merkel. nbc's hallie jackson is in berlin now where the reception wasn't always warm for the first daughter. >> reporter: ivanka trump faced a little bit of a tough crowd attending a women's summit focused on empowering female entrepreneurs economically. some in the audience ended up booing and hissing at trump, enough so that the moderator actually stopped and asked trump about her reaction. >> i've heard the criticismm
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perpetuated, but the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief in the potential of women. >> reporter: this was her first in the official role that she has as assistant to the president. she talks about policy issues, like expanded childcare and expanded maternity leave as well. issues that she said she'd like to continue to focus on more during her time in the administration. i'm hallie jackson, in berlin, back to you. first at 4, d.c. attorney carl racine files a lawsuit against a columbia heights landlord. citing a pattern of neglect going back many years. susan hogan has the details. >> according to the lawsuit,
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with long-term infestations of vermin, mold contamination, lack of heat, and the list goes on. the apartment building is located right there, 2724 11th street northwest and has 26 units. look at the pictures by news4 by the d.c. attorney general's office. the violations include bedbug and rat infestations. extreme mold contamination due to what they say were unidentified leaks. the complaint alleges that these violations pose a serious threat to health and safety. >> we want the tenants who live in these units to get the benefit of their bargain. they bargained for a habitable place to live. >> i don't feel i should be pushed out because someone wants to turn something into something to make more money. i love the neighborhood, i love my neighbors and i've been just fine here. >> now the attorney general is asking a why to appoint a
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the building. and he's also seeking restitution for payment of rent. we reached out and were told the person we needed to speak with was not in the office. >> thank you, susan. a story now that may make you think twice about ordering the fish. >> yeah, the new d.c. restaurant report that says you may not be getting what you pay for. plus, we'll introduce you to the moms who are changing the way local schoolsreat children t
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that rain continuing to move out of our area, still a gloomy day out there. but the back edge of the rain is starting to move out. still chances of showers in the forecast. little bit of rain still down to the south as an area of low pressure rotates off the coast of the carolinas, continuing to meander to the northeast, bringing a chance of showers with it. fog and drizzle still in play as we continue through the evening. the winds are up. northeast winds at about 17 miles an hour. temperatures at 60 degrees. look at that fog, be careful as you head out in the evening. temperatures dropping into the first as we continue into the overnight. and then we warm up. doug's gonna have your forecast and let you know exactly when we
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can see 80s again. still going to be talking about that in just a few minutes. >> 80s has us thinking pool time. it's almost that time, but before you dive in, do you know what you're diving into? >> yeah, a new study out of canada confirms our worst fears about urine in the pool, but it's not just our buddies to the north swimming in it. nbc found urine in kiddie pools, hotel pools, water slides, even hot tubs. according to a recent study, 64% of americans say they go in the pool. experts say the only way around this is emptying the water out and refilling the pool daily or just go find a bathroom. >> or the ocean, at least. wow. okay, now that you have that in your brain, let's talk seafood. when you order seafood at a restaurant, do you really know what you're getting? is it listed on the menu as it states? researchers wanted to find out, so they ordered 12 seafood
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and conducted dna tests on them. there were no health related concerned, but 33% of the items were mislabelled. the more expensive types of seafood were swapped out with cheaper versions, or substituted with seafood on the endangered species list. they said compared to other cities across the country, d.c. restaurants are doing a pretty good job giving diners exactly what they order. they look like just a muddy pair of jeans, but these are far from dirt cheap. how much nordstrom wants for this pair of pants. a threat to some of your tv
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first at 4:00, fairfax county police are looking for a guy who broke into several medical offices over the weekend. the suspect got into a secured lock box here that contained keys to several offices at the fair oaks medical campus. he then stole 17 different items, including cash and ipads. all the burglaries happened at buildings on st. joseph's side wick drive, again in fairfax county. also, first at 4:00, no property tax hikes for homeowners in fairfax county. the board voted in favor of the ma
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final approval, it spares a tax increase, but bills will go up because of rising assessments. they've climbed more than 24% over the past four years. two alexandria moms whose boys have autism are working to help other students to accept children with disabilities. >> julie carey met them and has a chance to learn more about their approach. >> i recently emceed a ceremony in which these women were honored with an waurd, and i was so impressed about what i heard that i wanted to find out more. i learned for eight years now, they've been talking to schoolchildren about autism and other disabilities. and they use their own kids as an example to help promote better understanding. >> a lot of kids with autism are very picky eaters. sometimes it's texture, sometimes it's taste.
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with that. >> when marcos was little, he did prefer to play alone. he tried to socialize or be friends with someone, but it was very difficult. a lot of times he was misunderstood. >> that's a sampling of their talk to sixth graders at hammond middle school. the women started small in the beginning, speaking only in their children's classrooms, but now do bigger assemblies. their goal, to dispel myths and erase the fear students might have about autism. >> we really want the kids to be accepting and not just tolerating. >> anyone can be talking about autism, but it's that personal touch that mildred and i do that's important. because we don't have any problems with confidentiality. we're an open book with these kids. they've heard us for eight ye
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>> now, a key part of the presentation is when they open it up to questions from the kids. nothing is too blunt for these moms. coming up, i'll give you a look at what the middle schoolers wanted to know and how this effort might be impacting them. >> this is wonderful, taking it straight to them and something they can relate to when they hear these narratives. >> and all volunteer work. >> great story. thank you. well, our question for doug kammerer is, when is the heat gonna come back? >> everybody's wondering that, because average high temperatures, 70 degrees. right now, stuck in the upper 50s to around 60. we've got the clouds, the dreary conditions, the fog out there. a little bit of mist, a little bit of drizzle. but the rain for the most part is just about out of here. still a couple areas of rain to make their way in here, but not as bad as what we saw earlier. but still breezes, 25 miles an hour an hour at the
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side. 59 at 7:00, and temperatures don't drop a lot this evening. 58 at 9:00. drizzle at 7:00, better chance of showers that began around 8, 9, 10, 11:00. notice the temperature, 60 d.c., 55 martinsburg. 60 in fredericksburg, well below average across our region and it has to do with the rain and the cloud recover. but you notice now, storm team 4 radar, it looks 100% dry around our region. the rain, way up towards baltimore, eastern shore, pennsylvania. that's where the steady rain is, but again, we will continue to see areas of drizzle right on through the next couple hours. so if you head out the front door, make sure you take the umbrella. the storm system itself, still just along the coast. you can see it spinning. the broader circulation around our area, but the center of low pressure east of ra
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thunderstorm activity here. this is what i'm watching, this will be around the norfolk area but moving right up our direction, and i expect these showers to move in right around the 8:00 hour. 6:00, couple of showers, but showers down to the south move in. some could even be with the moderate to heavy side, especially south and east of i-95 through about 8:00. they're come through and dissipate. south and east, heavier for you folks, and then the drizzle and shower activity through 11:00 across much of the region. even through tomorrow morning, we could see areas of fog. although not too big of a factor in most locations. the clouds stick around. yesterday i was looking at the potential of all these clouds getting out of here in the late afternoon. we'll have some clearing. but 1:00, still socked in with clouds, then we see some clearing by around 4, 5, 6:00, but is that enough time to really start to warm? so temperatures may beel
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cloud cover. taking a look, this is the waterfront towards alexandria. i'm going 73, but some of you may be cooler, especially north and east. clouds early, some clearing late, and definitely warmer than it was today. it will feel warmer too. and take a look at this. this is very interesting. couple of nice days thursday and friday. we'll have a front around our region. if the front stays to the north, we get to 90 for saturday and sunday, but now a better chance of the back door cold front coming through on sunday, and that puts us, we've got 70s. some of the computer models keep us now in the 50s on sunday. i'm not ready to bite on that just yet, but that's what we'll be watching. more on that coming up at 5:00. lauryn will have more as 4:45. >> all right, all over the place. thanks so much. remember, you can set weather as your home screen in our nbc washington app. just open up settings in the
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of jeans, great for wearing when you're doing the dirty work in the yard. but would you pay big bucks for a pair that looks like they've already been doing dirty work in the yard? nordstrom thinks you will. it's offering this pair of barracuda jeans with caked on, muddy coating. the price tag, 425 bucks. the description says, if you wear these, you're showing everybody that you're not afraid to get down and dirty. >> it's faux dirt, though. oh, my goodness. get the real deal at least and save some money. >> i don't know about that. well, the issue that is bringing thousands of people to the mall once again this weekend and why you want to know about this, even if you're not part of the protest. and d.c. police open up about finding teenagers who have gone missing and what scares officers the most about the recurring problem. we'll be right bac k
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megyn kelly starts her new job with nbc next month. her show set to air sunday evening will debut in june. the former fox news anchor left for nbc in early january.
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evening, the writers behind some of your favorite television shows have authorized a strike, and that could mean a change in what you'll be watching in the coming week. the writers' contract runs out on monday. they want changes in work rules and a boost for their health plan. if they strike, it will affect late night comedy. the tv networks are in talks with the writers unions. when d.c. police tried to raise awareness about missing teenagers in the district, it backfired. another story emerged and went viral. >> and at some point, people believed hundreds of young children were being abducted here in the city. since that story broke, we've been working to help separate fact from fiction. justin finch explains why some of the missing kids leave home and where most of them turn up.
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home, old rundown buildings, just a few spots where police have found missing young people. >> when your officers find these children, what kind of shape are they in? >> most of them are probably a little exhausted, a little drained. but generally physically they're not in any bad shape. >> reporter: captain michelle of the youth and family services division, she finds most of the missing youth cases are children who have run away. >> the vulnerability is immense, and that's what scares us the most about these situations. we don't want these girls and boys being in bad situations, being the victims of crime, being the victims from adults who are using them in inappropriate ways. >> reporter: captain karen looks forward to mayor bowser's youth initiatives, calling for investments to youth and family services staffering to help them find more young people. >> we want toav
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closure rate on all missing persons. and even more importantly, we want to focus on the reasons people are running away. >> reporter: justin finch, news4. our keeping our kids safe series continues tomorrow with a look at how social media helped put a spotlight on these cases and we're working to keep you updated about the cases. we have interactive map with photos that we update when a child is found. search missing children map on the nbc washington app. with government jobs at stake, new signs today congress may be able to avoid a government shutdown. we're live on capitol hill with an in-depth look at the issues at stake. plus the police chief takes on the white house. why the top officer in montgomery county says meetings today went well. we g an interview one-on-ootne
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now at 4:30, lawmakers back in washington as we look live at capitol hill today. the president seemed to back down on his demands for a border wall, easing fears that the government could shut down late friday night. a guilty plea today from a man accused of three murders in maryland. a judge set eulalio tors
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we're tracking rain again, folks. storm team4 radar showing showers. maybe back in the sun by tomorrow afternoon. you're watching news4 at 4:00. this weekend, thousands are expected for another big march on the mall. it's being called the people's march for climate, jobs, and justice. >> this is just the latest pushback against the trump administration's policies, and here are four things you need to know about this saturday. the march goes from the capitol to the white house. marchers will be organized in sub groups, including scientists, environmentalists, students, and teachers. organizers will be talking about more than just climate change. the group also hopes to advocate for a $15 minimum wage, and against the white house's immigration policies. >> there was an effort to combine this march with last week's science march, but the science march organizers didn't like that idea. they were concerned it would be
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after the march there will be a rally on the washington monument grounds to showcase local speakers, music, and art, related to climate change. it starts around 11:00 on saturday morning. congress is back from spring recess, and so are questions about russia and its ties to the trump administration. >> this as the president hopes to avoid marking the end of his first 100 days with a government shutdown. our blayne alexander has the latest from capitol hill. busy week kicking off today, blayne. >> incredibly busy and it's only tuesday if you can believe it. the good news s it does appear that the president and congress will be able to avoid that government shutdown. but for the white house, it's really those questions of michael flynn and russia that just continue to plague this administration, despite the fact that flynn was fired from his position more than two months ago, and now at least one lawmaker is calling on flynn to come before capitol hill and testify.
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mark, president trump unable to shake questions about russia and the national security adviser he fired, michael flynn. >> i'm fairly curious as to how widespread this is. >> reporter: today key lawmakers demanding to know whether flynn broke the law when applying for security clearance by not disclosing travel to and payment from russia. >> i mean, he was supposed to get permission, and he was supposed to report it and he didn't. period. there's no evidence of it. >> reporter: in a statement today, flynn said he did nothing wrong. the top democrat and republican of the oversight committee, also pointing at the white house which they say refused to supply flynn's documents when requested. >> the documents in question, the department of defense possessed and sent over to him. the documents that occurred before we worked here would be up to him to turn over. >> reporter: this as congress tries to pass a spending bill by friday to avoid a government shutdown. skpngets don't shut down the government to try to distract people
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days in office. >> reporter: the president now backing away from his demand for border wall funding, despite a tweet that it is still a priority. >> frankly, it's not as important as funding the entire government of the united states. >> reporter: four days shy of day 100, the white house now launching a new website touting the president's accomplishments, as he looks to add another -- tax reform. and we're getting our first look at the tax reform plan set to be released tomorrow. we're told it includes major corporate tax cuts and already questions arising about how to pay for it. one other note, we understand that president trump's sanctuary cities order has just been blocked. so again, that's something that will not be something that he won't be pleased to see in his first 100 days. back to you. >> new development there, all right, blayne, thanks so much live on capitol hill for us. a group of mayors and police chiefs met privately with u.s. attorney jeff sessions today as the white house threatens to crack down
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sanctuary cities. members of the group say they're still seeking clarity on exactly what a sanctuary city is and how it violates federal law. it's the term used to describe cities that choose not to cooperate with federal efforts to arrest, detain, and deport illegal immigrants. >> it seems like their explanations about what would make you a sanctuary jurisdiction, where they would see that you were in violation of 1373, we're narrowing that down to fewer and fewer things. and what would cause you to lose grant funding. and i can tell you, the mayors who left the meetings that i attended with them yesterday were pretty encouraged by what they heard. >> the federal government can withhold law enforcement grants from cities that don't comply with the law. well, we've got those rain showers lifting to the north, but we're still seeing a little bit of that drizzle out there, definitely some fog,
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just a dreary-looking tuesday. as we continue through the afternoon and transfer into the evening. you're seeing scattered sprinkles out through loudoun and fauquier counties. heavy rain to the north now. as we continue through the rest of the afternoon and evening, a chance for spotty sprinkles and the low clouds and fog. more of the same through the rest of your tuesday. but we have changes in the forecast. in fact, by wednesday, temperatures for the low 70s and then look at this. we're back in the 80s. average temperature this time of year, and around 70 degrees. so we're warming things up. and then as we're looking to wash the car, maybe go ahead on wednesday. we have changes for the weekend forecast. we'll let you know what to expect, the changes that we have in just a few minutes. >> thanks, lauryn. >> first at 4:00, the local school deemed one of the best in the country. and a local fire is still not out t
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skeak. first at 4:00, one of the top high schools in the country is right here in fairfax county. thomas jefferson school for keans and technology is sixth in the nation and first in virginia, in the latest survey by u.s. news & world report. virginia's top ten high schools are all in our area. mclean, langley, oakton
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woodson round out the top five. in maryland, they're in montgomery county, churchill, wooton, poolsville, walter johnson and richard montgomery. across the country, schools are warning parents about a popular series, it's called 13 reasons why, it takes on the sensitive topic of suicide. >> been all over social media today, but some mental health experts think the show glamorizes suicide. you've been tweeting us to tell us what you think about this after several montgomery county schools sent letters home to parents. >> seemed like a good plot, with a girl committing suicide. >> reporter: asher is a seventh grader and explains why he watched the netflix series 13 reasons why. >> it's about a girl who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes with a friend to tell why
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>> reporter: it's not intended for viewers younger than 17. critics say it glorifies suicide. asher told his mother about it after he watched it. >> i didn't think it was a bad thing. i don't think if glorifies it. >> reporter: do you think it encourages other kids to do things like this? >> i mean, it could. >> reporter: some montgomery county public schools such as north bethesda and julius west middle school sent home letters to tell parents about the series. >> we want to be proactive with our community. >> reporter: the letter states, mental health professionals are concerned about adolescents watching without an adult available to process the themes and their own feelings, could be at an increased risk of self-harm. we would be particularly concerned for any student who may be struggling emotionally and views the series without the opportunity to process the content. >> the parents should definitely look out if there are changes in behavior in their child. >> reporter: ellen shannon is the director with the
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and says parents should listen to their kids. >> if they talk about taking their lives, to take them seriously. we never want to diminish a child's feelings. >> reporter: asher told me the series shows the dangers of bullying and how it can lead to suicide. in north bethesda, shomari stone, news4. for nearly four years, news4 has been dedicated to our changing minds initiative to focus on the issue of mental health. we have a list of resources in the nbc washington app. search changing minds. massive fire in prince george's county still not out this evening. what it will cost to get this building back to what it was before. and we are working for you, following up on your concerns before accusations of rape at a local high school.
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breaking news, a federal judge has just struck down a key part of the laws for sanctuary cities. that ruling just came out of a federal judge's courtroom in california, cutting off a plan from donald trump's administration, the president, to cut off funding to cities he considers sanctuary cities. in the arguments -- after the arguments, the judge s
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president and his administration have no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. we should also say, montgomery count's police chief met with the department of justice today to talk about, among other things, sanctuary cities and local police departments' roles in enforcing them. i'm scott macfarlane at the live desk. >> lauryn, are we just about to dry out? >> we are. we're getting there. slowly. >> yeah, we're water logged. >> i know. enough of that. crying uncle already. but we are going to see some sunshine and we are going to warm up. we do have some changes for the week. doug already described those a bit. we were thinking 90s and i gotta tell you, that forecast has changed so much and we'll have big discussions about it in the weather center. but a lot of discussions around town about this rain and when it's going to end. spotty rain continues throughout the evening, but improving conditions wednesday and then warming up quite
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as i said that weekend forecast now in jeopardy. a few showers out there. mainly through loudoun county and most of the heavier rain has moved north of the mason-dixon line. it's not over yet. we have some showers down to the south through the middle neck, coming into maryland right now. you can see an area of low pressure off the carolina coast, that will continue to meander to the north and east, bringing some moisture back around with it. we'll keep a chance for showers as we go until up on maybe 9:00 tonight. definitely drizzle, mist, and fog. currently at 60, warmer than yesterday. lot of areas in the upper 50s. pretty much going to stay there in the overnight. not falling too far with the lou clouds and fog out there. watch for the low visibility, some of the fog could be dense in some spots. especially tomorrow morning. we'll be warming through the day
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showers out there as we go into the overnight. maybe a few sprinkles as that area of low pressure tracks along the coast. but by tomorrow morning, we're drying out and look at the back edge of the clouds by the early afternoon. and the 81 corridor, they'll disintegrate and we'll get clearing skies throughout your wednesday afternoon. the sun goes down just before 8:00, looking good through wednesday night and even into thursday morning. not looking too shabby as we continue to see some sunshine and warming temperatures into thursday. so your planner, as we head into your wednesday, i was skipping a day, hoping it was hump day, but this is wednesday's planner. clearing with foggy and humid conditions. you'll notice the humidity not only through wednesday but also to thursday and friday. temperatures on thursday and friday, in the 80s. look what we've done for the weekend. we're watching this frontal system for saturday and sunday. look, we did have 90s yesterday for saturday and sunday,
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have upper or mid 80s on saturday, lower 70s on sunday. it really depends on this frontal system. yesterday it was to the north and west, we got the warm air. so we were thinking, 90 degrees. not likely anymore as that frontal system is just over us for the weekend. 84 on saturday with clouds. 72 on sunday. we'll have late day showers on monday and tuesday as the pattern changes and a frontal system moves through the area. cooler through mid next week. >> thank you, lauryn. there's a big battle looming over plans to license air bnb rentals. it's one of the stories we're working on with wendy rieger in the newsroom. >> this debate is starting to happen around the country. how many restrictions and how vast the restrictions should be on short-term rentals. the district's about to decide that and as tom sherwood found out, there's a lot at stake here. also, you're useto
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about firefighters rushing into action to save someone, but how about the other way around. tonight we are going to meet some of the nearly two dozen regular people who came to the aid of a firefighter when she was in distress. and nbc4 responds. the bigger issue uncovered when susan hogan and her team looked into a woman's complaint about her gas bill. it's really interesting. we just did a thing on facebook live about this. you'd be surprised how easy it is for people to kind of glom on to your bill and overcharge you. she'll tell you about that and a whole lot more on news4 at 5:00. >> we want to know if we got any money coming our way out of there. jt exactly. >> see you in a few. montgomery county public schools just completed a security review of rockville high school, the first of about 200 schools it's reviewing after an alleged rape inside the school's bathroom. the school district wouldn't say what if any changes have been ordered, but
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will be conducted last week. last month, an 18-year-old and 17-year-old were accused of raping a 14-year-old girl. it is the biggest fire in the history of prince george's county. so clean-up is not gonna be quick. more than a day after the fire started, it's still a very active scene. this afternoon, news4's meagan fitzgerald is outside of the building with an update on the investigation. >> reporter: we're going on about 32 hours since this apartment fire started. now, you can see from the looks of it, things look to be improving and they are, but fire investigators say there's still a fire in here. they tell us what happened, the roof collapsed, trapping fire in three separate locations at the bottom of this building. and they tell us, until that fire burns through that rubble, they're not going to be able to spot it and knock it out. so we know that crews will be out here all throughout the day, all throughout the night, around the
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building. remember, this was a five-alarm fire, more than 200 firefighters were out here yesterday, trying to get this thing under control. this is being called the biggest fire in the history of prince george's county. smoke filled the area and it was so intense that the university of maryland even closed school for the day. some neighbors went to hotels, because they were also bothered by the smoke. but investigators believe this fire started on the sixth floor, but they're not able to go inside just yet to investigate because they say they need to shore up the building to make sure it's safe for them to do so. this is supposed to happen sometime today, though. so it's possible we could get a cause of this fire as early as tomorrow. we know there were a few construction workers that were inside this unoccupied building at the time the fire started, but again, no one was injured. but we are looking at, they say, about $39 million in damage. reporting in college park, meagan fitzgerald, news4. first at
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wants to offer people with electric cars a special discount on their bill. the company has proposed a pilot program to study the impacts of electric vehicles on the power grid. this plan would offer 100 customers with an electric charging station, a special rate. 50 customers would receive a discounted installation of a charging station, and some condo owners could also get free charging stations. the program still needs to be approved by the d.c. public service commission. google and fiat chrysler will be offering rides to the public in those self-driving cars. >> wapelo, which is google's self-driving car project said it will allow hundreds of people in phoenix to take rides in the vehicles so it can get feedback on the experience. people can apply on waymo's website. the company wants to learn where people want to go in a self-driving vehicle, how they communicate with it, and what kinds of information and controls
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adam tuss tweeted it out. metro workers threatening a sick-out. >> adam will join us in a few minutes at the top of the hour to talk about when and why metro workers are threatening this action. and how metro's preparing for it.
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a college student says her school is breaking the law by not allowing a service dog to live with her on
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casey cargill is a service dog trainer and she was keeping a poodle in her dorm room. her school, southwestern college, told her she couldn't keep the dog, because she doesn't have a disability. however, kansas law does say that trainers have the same rights as any person with an actual disability. the school disagrees and said it will only allow service animals for people who demonstrate an actual need. casey hasn't decided whether to take the school to court. after years of debate, new orleans is now in the process of taking down several confederate memorials. a move that is generating strong opinions throughout the big easy. janice rutger has the story. >> reporter: the city of new orleans, at the center of a heated debate over the planned removal of four confederate memorials. the first, taken down under the cover of darkness. >> it's a great thing. it's a movement for progress. >> i really didn't think this would hap
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>> reporter: the city council voted to remove the statues in 2015, but legal hurdles slowed the process. when the first monument came down early monday morning, workers wore helmets and tactical vests. city officials say they've gotten death threats so they're keeping quiet about when the other monuments will come down. for people on both sides of the issue, it's a question of heritage versus a difficult and painful past. >> i don't think that you can rewrite testify. it doesn't seem fair that you should take away history. >> that is not history. that's a statue. the history that jefferson davis led the confederacy is never going to change. >> reporter: the mayor argues the statues do not represent the diversity of the city. >> reporter: new orleans, balancing an emotional issue with no easy answers. janice rucker, nbc news. and the news continues now with jim and
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we're following breaking news right now at 5:00, a drastic move moments ago by metro workers that could impact how you get around this weekend. a guilty plea in the case of a man who killed three people in our area during a two-day shooting spree. so what's next in his case. and a landlord responds after being accused of neglecting repairs, leaving neighbors to live in squalid conditions. news4 at 5:00 starts now. but we're going to begin with the forecast. it's a rainy, messy day, and a big change coming our way in a couple of days. i'm wendy rieger. >> i'm jim handly. let's head into the storm center where chief meteorologist dug kammerer is checking the latest numbers. >> continuing to watch what's going on out there. shower activity continuing for the most part, but the bulk of the heavy rain is out of here. right now, drizzle and sprinkles that are
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take a look at storm team4 radar. and we'll show you what's happening across the region. couple of showers now, earlier, a lot more. now a few in annapolis and prince william county, fairfax county. most of this drizzle across much of the region, moving out of here by early tomorrow morning. but we could see some fog. the main storm is still down to the south. yes, we will see more showers later on this evening as well. something else i've been watching, those temperatures, only in the upper first to around 60 tomorrow, we say hello to the 70s in the west. i have the forecast in a minute. >> thank you, doug. and keep up with all the weather changes, download our nbc washington app and turn on weather alerts to get the latest on the weather wherever you may live. and we have breaking news now involving metro and what could a major disruption for your weekend plans. adam tuss, the first to report thator


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