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a consequence of a distasteful picture against the commander in chief. news4 at 5:00 starts now. right now at 5:00, safety concerns after a d.c. street car and a bus collide. nearly a dozen people are injured. this is the first major accident for this relatively new street car program. also tonight, the iconic mural at ben's chili bowl gets a major makeover. we'll show it to you and hear from the artist who explains why they chose the faces they did. russian president vladimir putin on sanctions, on the election, and what he's saying today about claims of involvement with president trump. but we begin this evening with the trump hotel guest facing gun charges back in court today. hello, everybody, i'm jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. this time bryan moles appeared before a federal judge. the pennsylvania man is charged with bringing an assault rifle to the hotel earlier this
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prosecutors today struck a different tone than yesterday's hearing. news4's mark seeg rifes is at u.s. district court this afternoon. mark? >> reporter: good evening, wendy. a very different day in court than yesterday, but it was the exact same federal prosecutor who yesterday argued that bryan moles was a risk of flight and shouldn't be released and that he posed, in his words, a grave danger to the public if he were to be released. but today that same prosecutor never mentioned any of that. and in fact, didn't object when the judge decided to release mols on his own recognizance until his next court date. but moles and not going home to pennsylvania. 43-year-old bryan moles made his first appearance before a judge yesterday evening. moles is now facing one federal charge of illegally possessing a gun and one local charge of illegally transporting a gun. the d.c. judge released moles late thursday evening on his promis
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court friday afternoon. >> do you have a message for your family back at home? >> i love them. >> reporter: prosecutors had argued that moles was a danger to the public, based on information provided by an acquaintance of moles who told police, the 14-year navy vet and physician had left voice mails saying he was traveling to d.c. from his home in pennsylvania, and he had guns. court documents show moles told the acquaintance he would stay in d.c. until he met president trump. moles called himself a refugee intent on bringing down big pharmacy, according to prosecutors. moles reportedly told the acquaintance his car looked like timothy mcvay and eric rudolph were going camping. a reference to two domestic terrorists. and moles withdrew $10,000 from his bank account, leaving only $4.19. 4/19 is the date of the oklahoma city bombing. those were enough red flags for police and secret service
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question him in his room at the trump hotel and arrest him after he admitted to police he had a glock handgun, an ar-15 assault rifle and 90 rounds of ammo in his car. now, moles will be allowed to drive himself in his car, which was impounded by police, back to georgia. he said he's going to move in with a friend of his, near atlanta, georgia, and the judge ordered that he enter a va hospital for mental evaluation and treematment once he arrivesn georgia. he's also been order the not no possess any guns or break any laws until this adjudicated. back to you. >> mark segraves, thank you. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton wants the fbi to investigate the fake immigration flyers popping up around the district. in her letter, norton said she believes they were posted in order to target and intimidate
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immigrants. the flyers were spotted on cars and lampposts in southwest, d.c. a spokesman for immigration and customs enforcement called the flyers dangerous and irresponsible. mayor bowser urged residents to take them down. she reiterated d.c. remains a sanctuary city. we have the first major accident that involves one of the street cars in the district and it's raising questions about safety. the street car rear ended a metro bus as it was traveling down h street northeast, near 11th street. just a few feet from the busy shops and restaurants in that corridor. ten people on the bus were hurt. chris gordon is at the scene with new reaction and a look at the cause of this crash. >> reporter: wendy, passengers say the bus was slammed from behind. they were sent flying. some of them were hurt. it happened here at 11th and h street. at first, they didn't know what hit them. but a witness tells us he saw how
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>> reporter: there was a loud crash and after that, you saw a lot of people, you know, really hurt and getting off the bus. >> reporter: johnny bay said he saw the d.c. street car hit the back of the metro bus at the intersection right across the street from the store he manages. do you know who had the light? >> definitely the street car had the light, but the metro bus had stopped. and i think there was a car coming out of a parking spot here, and maybe the street car didn't see that. >> reporter: didn't see the bus had stopped? >> yeah, possibly. >> reporter: at 11:00 a.m., d.c. fire and ems crews got the emergency call reporting the accident. >> i was sitting on the back of the bus. all of a sudden i felt a hard bump, you know, i kinda thought they was doing something underneath the ground or something. but obviously when we got off the bus, we had got rear-ended by the trolley. >> reporter: ralph martin is one of the ten bus passengers injured in the crash.
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my back hurt. a guy said his leg hurt. you know, all kinds of assorted injuries. >> reporter: the injured passengers were loaded onto this medical ambulance bus. and taken to a local hospital for treatment. all injuries are considered minor at this point. we want to tell you that i spoke to ddot, the d.c. department of transportation, just a short while ago, and i was told that the driver of the street car has been taken out of service for alcohol and drug testing. and the cause of this crash is being investigated. that's the latest live in northeast, washington. back to you. >> all right, chris gordon. if you are new to the area, let's take a history lesson on the street car. after years of delays and budget ov overruns, the d.c. street car began
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it shuttles passengers free of charge along a two and a half mile stretch of h street in northeast. this past january it set a ridership record. more than 92,000 people hopped on board. ddot wants to expand it eastward to the benning road metro station. that expansion could take about six years and cost about $200 million. the mayor eventually hopes to expand the street car west into georgetown. passengers on board this d.c.-bound amtrak train had to wait a while today after the train hit a trailer at a crossing. chopper4 captured this scene in culpeper this morning. you can see the trailer wrapped around the front of the train. it was being towed by a truck when the crash occurred. crews used heavy equipment to untangle that trailer. there were no injuries. this is the crescent train that runs from new orleans up to new york city. after crews checked out the train, it continued on its way.
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trump's controversial executive order regarding travel from six muslim majority nations is now likely headed to the supreme court. president trump asking the half-court to weigh in after a federal appeals court upheld a block on enforcement. leon harris is at our live desk to tell us about this. >> the government is saying it wants to enact this before the supreme court hears any arguments on it. now to do that, the government has to argue there would be harm to the nation without a ban that by the way, has never been enforced. this is all related to the second version of the executive order. the appeals court in richmond upheld a decision by a federal judge in maryland. and that judge blocked any enforcement of this ban, citing campaign comments by then candidate trump and his proposed cutoff of muslims entering the country. despite that candidate trump said that many times, the doj ha
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he meant actually would require, quote, judicial psycho analysis. >> the president's executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism. the president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor terrorism. until he determines that they were properly vetted or do not pose a risk to the united states. >> if the supreme court does take up the case, it's likely they won't hear arguments until late summer or sometime in the fall. a federal judge in hawaii has also blocked the travel ban. the appeals court in california has not issued its ruling. we're following it all. >> thank you. russian president vladimir putin is dismissing all the attention surrounding his country's ambassador and members of the trump campaign. those meetings have been a major point of the investigations by congress and the fbi. putin
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they discussed lifting sanctions. this was moderated by nbc's megyn kelly. >> translator: that's just absurd what they're saying. what is an ambassador supposed to do? that's what he gets money for. he has to hold meetings, have discussions about the current state of affairs. those people who disagree with me will never believe what i will say right now, but i had never known anything about it. i had never known about anyone meeting anyone. we never agreed on anything. we simply said that we've got to think about how we should build our relations. >> putin also ridiculed allegations of meddling in the u.s. election, saying there is no proof. he also used a similar argument used by president trump, that a child could have been involved in hacking. putin went on to say trump's team just turned out to be more efficient during the campaign. you can hear more from putin during his exclusive interview with nbc's megan kelo
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sunday night show right here on nbc4 at 7:00. just a beautiful friday. we like to call them fantastic fridays around here, because that's what it is. temperature now, 83 degrees, low humidity. winds gusting 20 to 30 miles an hour. the numbers around the mid atlantic, everybody on the nice side. 76 degrees, even over towards ocean city. 83 in d.c. but notice to the north, a little bit cooler weather. that's going to try to move down into our region. it won't be much cooler tomorrow, but you'll notice a difference. it will be even drier. but a great evening. continued warm through the weekend. weekend rain chances, just sunday. the ten-day forecast is coming in about nine minutes, yeah. >> we're going to keep you to that, and we're counting. doug, thank you. a plan coming up to fight
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coming up on news4 at 5:00, the new steps being taken to increase unity at the university of maryland, following the murder of an african american student at a campus bus stop. and the international reverberation as president trump withdraws from the climate accords. and what shoulhappen next. d introducing the italian collection from subway. head in now to grab the five dollar footlong spicy italian. loaded with salami and pepperoni. for a limited time, the spicy italian footlong is just five dollars.
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only at subway. me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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suspected gunman in handcuffs, all thanks to a drone. northern virginia bureau reporter david culver shows us how this hi-tech takedown played out. >> reporter: launching from the parking lot of the stafford county sheriff's office, lieutenant ben worcester introduces us on the reason they tracked down a suspected gunman, this drone. >> it's feeding realtime information to this truck and we're able to view that in realtime and make decisions that are beneficial to the community. >> reporter: thursday's manhunt started near fauquier county. a man shooting into a vehicle. when deputies arrived, no sight of him. you're looking at the infrared images it captured. >> it helps us to locates body heat. >> and watching from this monitor, one of the deputies spotted movement. this was the first one that w
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could call it a manhunt, a person in question is fleeing the scene because they had committed a crime. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. members knew where to go and what to expect thanks to that eye in the sky, and they arrested jeffrey owens. >> it's a great way for law enforcement to leverage technology to save lives and protect our community. >> reporter: sheriff decatur has been in law enforcement for 31 years. since launching the program six months ago, he's seen the successes. among them, this moment from late march, s.w.a.t. positioned, ready to move in on a suspected meth maker's home. but notice what the drone spots. children playing. >> the drone operators were able to relay that information down to our tactical operators in the wood line to let them know of the potential concerns of the children. >> reporter: it's not just man hunts. the sheriff says this is helping them track down missing persons. a game-changer, he says, in
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saving lives. in stafford county, virginia, david culver, news4. the university of maryland has a new action plan now to fight racism and increase safety. this afternoon african american bowie state student richard collins was murdered by a white university of maryland student on campus last month. it's being investigated as a possible hate crime. the president is implementing a pledge of respect and unity. new and returning students will take that pledge to reaffirm the school's values. and the school is veating a new task force to review policies related to bias and campus safety. universities of maryland is also considering stiffer penalties for hate motivated incidents. after discovering a noose in a fraternity house, that's one incident of nooses found at area schools, at a museum over the
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joining us now is dr. michael falroy, the associate director of political science at howard university. always fun to talk to you. thanks so much for coming in on this friday. >> sure. >> the noose, are we responding to it correctly? are we overreacting? why is it so easy for these simple minds to all think alike and do this? >> well, i'm not sure what the appropriate response is. but i will tell you that the noose symbolically represents tremendous hate and intimidation. and for certain groups, the use of a noose or the visualization of a noose, particularly when you think about where we are going, museums and universities, as an attempt to intimidate, disrespect, or otherwise show contempt for fellow citizens. and so i'm not sure that we can find a healthy balance other than to point it out when
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together outside of the african american museum and was singing and showing support. it was a lovely way of saying, we're not going to be intimidated, you can't hurt us with this. should we just keep doing that? >> probably. i think that kind of thing helps. but the reality is, you know, america's composed of a variety of different people. the kinds of folks that will traffic in nooses, if you will, have just as much a right to exist as everyone else. the issue for me, when we respond, make sure the responses are proportionate, responsible, and continuous. >> what do you mean by that? what do you mean? >> i think that we struggle as a society to not overreact to certain things. in some ways, if you become outraged at everything, you'll become outraged at everything, which means nothing really matters in the same way. but there are certain symbols in america, in history, that are so strong and so powerful, that when they are
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have to say something and we have to be vigilant about it. >> well, now there almost seems to be an epidemic, ignorant people all think alike. i recall that prime minister margaret thatcher said back in the '80s during the rash of the airplane hijackings, where she said, we must rob them of the oxygen of publicity. is there a point as this goes on, if these continue, where it would be appropriate to not react and to ignore it and just not give them the satisfaction, you know what i'm saying? >> i think that there's something to that. my only concern is that you then can sort of normalize that sort of behavior which can have byproducts that aren't healthy for society. also, what margaret thatcher was referring to, there are so
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media outlets, that i don't know it's possible to starve them of attention. so i'm not sure you can ignore it and it will just fade away. >> do you think the university of maryland and american university, the incidents there, and i'm not talking about the stabbing of that poor man. i'm talking about the nooses and the hanging bananas. are the universities doing enough to quash that or to make people afraid of doing that? >> well, you know, that's a very open question. some universities have better cultures than others. time will tell, you know. i'm a native of this city and i've heard stories about the university of maryland when i was a teenager. and things are much better now than they were then. but at some point, leadership has to stand up and say, we're not going to tolerate this. i like the pledge idea. but the reality is, you can't control what's in the minds and hearts of people. they just need to know that if they conduct themselves in cert
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spaces. >> and good people have to continue to stand up. >> have to speak up. can't just turn a blind eye to it. >> dr. michael fauntroy, lovely to see you again. >> you too. when we come back, barack and michelle obama, chuck brown, dave chappell and our very own vim van jim vance, find out what they all have in common. and doug will
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all right, doug kammerer joins us. what a friday and we're going to have at least half the weekend just like this? >> i think we're in for a pretty nice weekend. saturday looks good. sunday looks pretty good. yesterday i was at the herndon festival. today or tomorrow or sunday look great for it. could be an isolate shower or thunderstorm on sunday. out there now, not anything but sunshine and blue skies. >> that's nice. >> great day to be on the potomac, if you know a guy with a boat. you know, money can't buy everything, but it can buy me a boat. 83 degrees, winds out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour. little bit of a breeze. we've seen the winds gusting
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upwards of 30 miles an hour in the afternoon. the numbers to the north and west, a little bit cooler towards the shenandoah valley. 79 leedsburg right now, but most areas in the 80s. a little bit of a westerly flow here. because of that, we're looking at 80 in annapolis, 81 in huntingtown. nice all around. no rain right now, and i don't think we'll see much in the way of rain chances this weekend. it's late sunday into monday that we have the best chances. but we've been watching this low pressure spinning up here for days and that's what's made it a little bit unsettled earlier this week. this one finally moves out. we got another one coming in on sunday, monday into tuesday. but look at the numbers, you can see where the low pressure is. 63 in buffalo, 74 in new york. while we're at 83. warmest place on the map, minneapolis -- sorry, st. louis now. i didn't see that. 90 in st. louis. but 89 in nn
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above that 83 that we have here. we got a lot of warmth in the middle part of the country, but it's not moving this way. i still don't have upper 80s in the forecast. overnight tonight, no problem. 9:00, no clouds in the sky. great for the event at the mall. amelia is with us coming up at 5:45. tomorrow morning, tracking some clouds. because by noon they start to get out of here. tomorrow afternoon looks quite nice. look at this forecast. 83 degrees, early clouds, clearing and very nice from the mountains to the beaches. all looking very good during the day tomorrow. cooler at the beaches on sunday. even though i'm going with a high of 87 on sunday for the inland areas. beaches in the upper 60s. mostly cloudy skies. chance of a shower, about youbue of rain. we'll continue to track that system. it rotates to the north for tuesday and wednesday, that's why there's only 70 for a high on wednesday. but all of next week, for the most part,
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well, starting after wednesday. controversy tonight in prince george's county. >> still ahead, why a school board member almost ended up in handcuffs just for trying to go to a graduation. a man is killed in the unincorporated section of hyattsville. coming up on news4, why the lgbtq community is getting involved in finding his killer. this wall is meant to bring people together. it's all about who's on it. ll tell you alli' a tom went to washington to take on the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work.
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. right now at 5:30, there's concern in the lgbtq community about the death of this young man in his apartment in prince george's county. there's a $25,000 reward if you can help police find his killer. he was found stabbed to death yesterday in his apartment on newton street. our prince george's county bureau chief tracee wilkins is there this evening with a look at how this is weighing on this community. tracee? >> reporter: well, prince george's county police are not calling this a hate crime at this time. they're saying they don't have any evidence that's pointing this investigation in that direction. but members of the lgbtq community are saying it is important that everyone understands how much this victim meant to them. prince george's county police are looking for a
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26-year-old matt murray was found murdered inside his apartment. he was discovered tuesday in the 5400 block of newton street in the unincorporated area of hyattsville. so far, no suspects have been identified. >> the person who did this is still at large. they could be engaging with community members right now as we speak. >> reporter: bearington ward is president of impulse group, an lgbtq group with the focus on hiv/aids education. they will hold a vigil in matt's honor. >> we'll honor his life and create a space for community members to grieve appropriately, to mourn, to cry, to laugh. all those things that come along when you lose a friend. >> reporter: prince george's county police are not calling it a hate crime, but they say it's important the message is sent to the community and to the police that those who knew this victim are concerned. >> there aren't a lot of organizations and programs that
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wanted to step up to the plate. >> reporter: devin said after a vigil tomorrow, members of the lgbtq community will meet up in d.c. to hand out flyers at the bars and club frequented. >> if they saw matt over the weekend, if they saw anything that was unusual, saw him with some folks they weren't accustomed to seeing him with, whatever the case may be, anything could be helpful in bringing this killer to justice. >> reporter: the vigil will be held in landover tomorrow from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. the public is invited. coming up on news4 at 6:00, why members of the lgbtq community say they're especially concerned about this happening after black gay pride weekend. >> tracee, thank you. a prince george's county school board member said he was close to winding up in handcuffs at potomac high school's graduation ceremony. >> i cannot believe i'm being surrounded
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>> you're not being surrounded by police. do you understand what the gentleman said to you? >> ed burrows wanted to be up on stage, he represents district 8 where the school was located. he was denied by the school superintendent. the police threatened to arrest him. all of this after a disruption at oxon hill high school's graduation the night before, when burrows tried to help two student speakers who say they were bullied by school administrators and prevented from speaking. the school responded to our request for comment today, saying burrows was welcome to attend the graduation but not invited to sit on the stage. maryland's speaker of the house has undergone a liver transplant. michael bush who has served as speaker longer than anyone, had the procedure yesterday at the university of maryland medical center. he's 70 years old and has been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. bush tells the
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recent weeks. his doctors expect a full recovery in about seven months. bush's sister provided the liver donation. to the district now, where an iconic mural is making a comeback. for years, the mural down at ben's chili bowl has showcased prominent african americans. bill cosby was a big part of that mural, you'll recall. but the restaurant decided to start over earlier this year in the wake of the recent sex assault allegations against the comedian. the mural most recently featured wizards stars bradley beal and john wall. and today, we're starting to see a new mural take shape. check it out. we hear it will feature a guy who is pretty familiar to news4 viewers, not this guy, derrick ward, but he got a chance to talk to the artist who is making it all come to life. derick, this is cool. >> reporter: the indeed is. i spent more time in an alley today than i expected. but this isn't any
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on the other side of this wall is the chile bowl. dick gregory, dave chappell, marion barry, and our own jim vance. a washington institution inside and out. people are just as interested in what goes on the outside of ben's chili bowl as they are in what goes into the fryers and the new mural is already drawing a crowd. it's what interest artist would want for his or her work. >> this is a new direction that i'm taking in terms of the design and the composition. >> reporter: the artist has already made this fall famous with the famous faces he put up, historical figures, locally known. now -- >> the other one was more like a mt. rushmore feel with iconic figures, just like a bust. >> reporter: the composition, who made it up here is a joint decision, the artist's decision and the people's
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>> we asked the community to do that. they went on our website and we had more than 30,000 voters telling us who they'd like to see on our wall. >> the former president and first lady, muhammad ali, under the lantern helt aloft by harriet tubman. other figures yet to be filled in. and down the alley, chuck brown, and jim vance next to the late marion barry. nlts can't do anything better. starting with the president and ending with dick gregory. it's just a line of history that goes from corner to corner. >> reporter: the rain has kept the artist from his work, but the sunny skies mean he can get caught up. the light is good, the audience is there, as is the inspiration, to make this the most watched alley in the city. the artist will be back out here later on. he said when it's dusk light it's better for him to finish up the sketches. this will take about another two weeks. there will be color added to all of
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this will be as much of an attraction as the restaurant on the other side. we're live at ben alleyway in northwest. >> that's amazing work. we notice that vance has the most prominent head and shoulders above everybody else. >> did-and-doug kammerer texted me, jim vance didn't know he was appearing there. so this is a lovely surprise for him. >> quite an honor. >> thank you. while we're on the subject of art, an artist takes exercise to an extreme. comes up with an interesting result. a work-out that you can frame. and raising awareness of the issues of human trafficking as our area becomes one of the country's hot spots for that crime. you're watching news4
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narrator:to do time is what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law,
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as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us.
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if your new year's resolution has gone by the way side, you may want to try this latest work-out craze. it's a cross between a work-out and an art class. an artist who is also a gym rat, people dip their sneakers, barbells and medicine balls into paint and complete a cross fit course on a giant canvas on the ground. when you're done, you have a piece of abstract art to
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home. >> i explain it as energy captured on canvas. >> i feel proud of my art work. >> and they created something by doing something that was good for their body, good for their mind. >> okay, i'm not seeing that just yet. but when you're done with this work-out, you can take your artwork home, hang it up on the wall. if your wife or husband will let you. use it as a visual reminder of all the calories that you burned. so it could be a win-win. news4 is working for the community. we're trying to bring awareness to the human trafficking problem in our area. chris lawrence is in the newsroom to tell us about that. >> some of the statistics are startling. a child's life expectancy is only seven years from the point where they become a victim of human trafficking. someone who traffics four children can make $650,000 a year. in the next three years, the
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revenue from human trafficking will surpass gun running and drug sales. unfortunately, we live in one of the worst areas of country when it comes to this crime. that's why advocates have organized a fun run tomorrow. they want to help us recognize the warning signs in our children and give us information on who traffics and how they entice kids. they'll also have a chance to learn about precautions like fingerprinting children. >> a lot of people think it's like the movie "taken," but most kids that are trafficked, they live at home. they go to school. they come from various different socio-economic levels. they have various different gpas. there's a lot of high-achieving kids that end up being trafficked. >> registration starts about 8:00 in the morning at the government center and there's more information in the nbc washington app. just search trafficking. fortunately there have beenom
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human trafficking. we invite you to check back later this evening if are mofor that. >> thank you, chris. a transgender teenager at the center of a bathroom controversy is getting ready to graduate. >> and meanwhile, there are some develoents in hpm is vo: delivering cleaner, reliable energy... creating jobs for our veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build and upgrade our electric and natural gas infrastructure... creating jobs now and for the future. across virginia, we're building an economy that works for everyone and dominion energy is helping power the companies that power our economy.
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y2cufy y16fy remembering lives lost to gun violence, events are being held on this national gun violence awareness day. kristin wright is in rockville with one church's awareness campaign. kristin? >> reporter: hey, wendy. this memorial is right along old ju georgetown road. a lot of people are going to see
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it. it's 205 t-shirts, each with the name of a person from the d.c. area killed by a gun. the blue shirts represent maryland, the yellow ones, northern virginia and the white ones, d.c. we start our story tonight with a new mother in southeast who thinks about gun violence all the time. >> beautiful today. >> reporter: myra alhandra alvarado said her 6-month-old baby boy is her world. and she is his world too. >> take your time. i spend like an hour here, give him tummy time and then i leave. >> reporter: but their quiet time is often interrupted. in the middle of the day, gun shots. >> he jumps and he'll look and me and smile most of the time. >> reporter: several shootings have happened in myra's neighborhood in southeast, d.c. over the past few months, but the mayor's office says there's progress and that police have taken almost 900 illegal guns off the street this
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myra constantly worries about the violence. >> you have boys killing each other over girls, shoothd each other. they go as far as the girls are dating multiple guys and their beef gets so bad that they shoot each other. >> reporter: t-shirts bearing the name of d.c. area victims of gun violence are on display in rockville. part of national gun violence awareness day. the associate pastor says it's a powerful visual. >> our hope is that this will be a witness to gun violence and also it will be an opportunity for these people not to be forgotten, but for their lives to be remembered. >> reporter: myra believes awareness campaigns can work with the message reaches the right people. right now, protecting her son is her number one priority. >> they shooting each other, they don't think about the people that are around, the children that are around. they don't really think about that.
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shot and killed at the montgomery mall last year. he was there to have lunch. this is a traveling memorial, so it stays here on old georgetown road until sunday, and then it goes to chevy chase. >> all right, kristin, thanks so much. we had an amazing day, my goodness, my goodness. it's still going on. >> not over yet. we got six more hours in this day. and that's just me doing the math. i'm not really sure. but it is a beautiful day. yesterday was great. today was great. tomorrow's going to be quite nice. if you're doing some kayaking on the river, looking good for that right on through the weekend. not bad at all. show you what's happening, there's the river right there. you can see a few boats out there. is that one of those duck boats across the potomac? looking pretty good. plenty of sunshine, less clouds than earlier. and what an
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look at the numbers, dropping through the 70s. 77 by 7:00 p.m., breezy and winds gusting 20 to 30. nice weather at 9:00. 72 degrees. 11:00, 67. a perfect night to look up at the stars. amelia draper is right now on the national mall. amelia, you can see the breeze blowing your hair, but this is a perfect night for the astronomy festival going on down there where everybody's going to be looking up. >> reporter: yeah, it's beautiful, doug. they're estimating anywhere from 7 tho 10,000 people, people still setting up. obviously you can look at the sun right now. but as the sun goes down, we'll see a lot more in the night sky. caroline moore, get this, doug. in ninth grade, age 14, the youngest person ever to discover a super nova. what is a super nova? >> it's an exploding star. it's dramatic end to a star's life. >> and if people are coming down ho
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to see? >> hopefully a lot of good things, the moon, jupiter, saturn. right now, sun. and hopefully you can learn about telescopes if you visit us tonight. >> reporter: what is your most exciting thing in the night sky with a telescope? >> you see pictures in books, and you see things online, but to look through a telescope and see it yourself is something really unique, and it really puts you in touch with reality that this is really all out there for you to see. >> i saw two sun spots earlier there one of the sun's telescope. hoping to see the rings around saturn tonight. a lot going on down here. the event gets under way at 6:00, it goes until 11:00. after that, only one hour of the day left. >> that's right. see, amelia doing her math too. we got the math down, that's for sure. >> one plus one is always two. >> let's show you what's happening around the area. down on the mall in
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underground numbers. 81 degrees down there and we are looking at breezy conditions. no rain now and we're not going to see any rain for the next few days. the pollen has been up there. you need the rain to watch that away, but i think we've had enough rain. if you're suffering from allergies, that's what you're suffering from. clouds early tomorrow, clearing around 11:00, noon. up to a high of 83. dry tomorrow evening. saturday looking spectacular. how about sunday. sunday looking good too. high of 87 degrees. can't rule out scattered showers or storms on saturday, but not widespread rainfall. that comes on monday. 87 on sunday. what about the beaches? if you're heading to the beach, a little bit of a different forecast there. we'll have temperatures, let me back out of this one, because this is not the right one. let me try this one. no! that doesn't get in there
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coming up at 6:45, the beach forecast. because it's looking pretty good, but it is cooler on sunday. about 20 degrees cooler on sunday. monday, stormy everywhere. beaches, inland. on the stormy side. 70% chance of rain. chance of showers on tuesday, but not a lot. and cooler weather before we warm up again by next friday. not too bad as far as the weather's concerned. enjoy. i'm melissa mollet with a look at your first 4 traffic and roadwork this week. a kouj of closures here. rockville pike roadwork. closed near medical center metro and nih. friday night are the hours, 10:00 p.m. until monday 5:00 a.m. we're talking about two southbound right lanes and the northbound left lane between woodmont avenue and center drive. so that definitely is going to slow folks down quite a bit there. also on 95, remember, we
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neabsco creek. we're talking about one southbound lane closed again friday at 10:00 until monday at 6:00 a.m. so that's going to be quite slow as well. if you're headed to the beach, bethany beach, perhaps. remember, 404, the expansion is under way. crews are trying to widen that road to make it two lanes, both directions there. we'll see slowdowns there as well. have a wonderful weekend. see you monday morning for news4 today. >> i didn't realize she was that pregnant. i don't get to see her much. anyway, you don't have to go far to swim this weekend. check out the nbc washington app for a list of our favorite nearby beaches, including lakes and rivers, and you don't have to cross that pesky bay
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maryland's court of appeals is opening the door to allowing medical marijuana to move ahead. a recent lawsuit put a stay on licensing for growers. today advocates who have been waiting since the state legalized pot more than four years ago rallied up in baltimore. david kcollins has our story. >> no more delays, no more delays! >> reporter: dozens of medical marijuana patients, advocates and reps that want licenses, rallying out the courthouse, protesting further delays in launching the medical marijuana industry. >> i really don't want to put an
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girl. >> reporter: 20-month-old reina takes medical marijuana to control a seizure disorder. >> she has personality. she has a glint in her eye. she's curious, she's climbing. she's doing everything that babies are supposed to do. >> reporter: they want their voices heard in connection with a ultimate filed by alternative medicine maryland, a company that didn't win a license, seeking to put the process on hold. while seeking out claims they ignored their duty to achieve racial, ethnic diversity when granting licenses. the court ever appeals intervened and opened the door to letting the licensing process go forward and to listen to arguments why patients and those with preliminary licenses should be allowed to make impact statements in the lawsuit. >> take jurisdiction of the issue, review whether or not we should be allowed to intervene, an
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is made. >> the effect of the stay is to emphasize the fact that on an important matter such as this, the people who stand to be harmed by any decision in this case have a right to be heard. now at 6:00, a potential disaster avoided. that's how d.c. police described it. so why is the man behind the security scare at trump hotel being released now? and some tough questions for russia's president over allegations that he meddled in our election. the response from vladimir putin in his own words, amid a new twist in that investigation. and it's the first major accident involving a d.c. street car. what we know about the moments leading up to the crash and how to prevent it going forward. news4 at 6:00 starts now. we begin with new information about the man who was arrested at the trump hotel earlier this week. >> pic
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weapon and ammunition in his car. today he faced a judge for the second time in as many days, but he's not locked up. instead, he's packing up and heading south. all this as new details about the security scare come to live. mark segraves joins us live with the reason behind the release and, mark, what happens next? >> reporter: yeah, good evening, leon. you said the chief of police the other day said we averted disaster by putting him behind bars. yesterday a federal prosecutor said he was a grave risk to the public safety if he were to be released. but today that same prosecutor, a federal judge and defense attorney all agreed it was safe to release bryan moles and he's not going back home in pennsylvania, he's going to atlanta, georgia to live with a friend. but a judge put conditions on his release. he had to seek a mental evaluation and mental health treatment once in atlanta next


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