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president-elect about salacious claims about trump and a so-called doccier. comey, also, assured trump he was not under investigation. quote, that was true, comey says. we did not have an open counter intelligence case on him. i offered that assurance. but it is the portion about michael flynn that is expected to lead to a lot of questions today. on february 14th, the day after flynn was forced to resign, comey quotes the president as saying, i hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting flynn go. he is a good guy. comey says, i did not say i would let this go, adding i had understood the president to be requesting that we drop any investigation of flynn. so a lot of interesting detail in this. it was after that conversation that comey asked attorney general jeff sessions to prevent any direct communications with the president. aaron, back to
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newsroom. thank you. nbc news special coverage of today's hearing begins at 10:00 this morning. you can watch that live right here on nbc 4 and on the nbc washington app. be sure to watch the "today" show. savannah guthrie will be here reporting on the leadup to the hearing. you may be able to help police montgomery county put two violent men behind bars. investigators are asking for surveillance video from home and on thoreau drive near bethesda. a 23-year-old man was stabbed and beaten. he accepted a ride from two men in a small silver suv. he was picked up around 1:00 in the morning on sunday. he was dropped off on thoreau drive and that's when he was attacked. he is expected to survive. this fire
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homicide. this fire broke out back in january. they found an unconscious man inside the apartment. he was pronounced dead on the scene. the medical examiner just determined the cause of death to be smoke and soot inhalation as well as multiple blunt force injuries. there is a $25,000 reward that leads to an arrest in this case. 4:32 right now. two local families will not get to see their sons go off to college this fall. instead, they're hoping police can track down their killer. the cap and gown were on display at his graduation. he was found shot to death monday night. the day before their high school graduation. police say there were 23 shots in total from two guns. investigators are not saying whether the teens were set up, but his cousin thinks that is ib
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you don't fire 22 rounds into somebody you don't know. if you just want to kill to kill, i believe you wouldn't make it -- that's just personal. >> now as far as police are concerned, the motive is still a bit unclear. sources tell news 4 that one of the victims was found holding a $20 bill. today the woman charged with leaking a secret nsa report is expected to plead not guilty in court. reality winner is hoping to be released on bond today. the air force vet works for a private contractor in georgia where she was arrested saturday. winner is charged with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet. an alexandria man will be sentenced in october for going to syria to join isis. he was convicted yesterday. he testified that he went to syria to see what the terrorist group was all about. prosecutors say he carefully planned his travel to avoid
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he faces up to life in prison. start saving some extra money. we have one final weekend to enjoy free parking along the national mall. starting on monday the national park service will activate parking meters in popular areas. you can see the areas on the map on the screen. the only free parking will be on ohio drive in east potomac park. the parking meters are supposed to help drivers from hogging free parking spaces. the meters will cost $2 an hour. time has flown for the people who work at mgm national harbor. it's been six months since they opened the doors. the question is, how's it going? the casino tells us, business has been booming. before it opened some neighbors worried that it would cause extra traffic and crime. >> we haven't seen the traffic from the casino except at special events, which we can plan around
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expected, we don't see. >> prince george's county police chief made the casino a priority to keep the peace with neighbors and to keep the traffic flowing. coming up we have what's new at mgm since it opened. it appears nobody's waking up $375 million richer this morning. take a look. here are the winning numbers in last night's powerball drawing, 5, 21, 57, 66, 69. the power ball was 13. there was no jackpot winner but there was one $2 million winner and a few $1 million winners. none of them in our area though. >> not bad though. i would take a million or two. >> easily. no questions asked. >> right. exactly. check those tickets though because you could still win a few dollars even if it's just play again. the jackpot now up to $435 million. >> little sweeter. that's for sure. time right now, 4:35, almost
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weather and traffic. >> melissa mollet has a check on your commute. first meteorologist chuck bell. >> sheena has a scheduled day off for today and tomorrow so she's not one of the million dollar winners and flown the coop. she'll be back with us unless she wins the lottery while she's on vacation. you never know. outside on a quiet and cool morning, four things to know about the weather. nice and cool for now. big promises of a big-time warmup coming our way soon. delightful friday. i'm pretty sure delightful should have two ls, not three. the heat returns on sunday. it's going to be a sizzler for all of next week. today's forecast, in the 40s and 50s this morning. almost need a little layer of fleece for your early morning activities. later on this afternoon, partly sunny and nice. high up around 74 degrees. tomorrow looks like a
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back up near 80. a peek at the weekend with your ten day forecast. let's go over to melissa. >> little peek at traffic here. outbound river road at golds borrow, do still have the road work happening. this should be out of the way in the next hour as they start to wrap it up. on the beltway, orange gold town road, outer loop at branch have the right lane blocked. 66, on time. no worries headed in bound 66 and out bound 66 looking good as well. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. the search is on for the man who took off in a stolen backhoe and what he did next will make your jaw drop. days after an anc commissioner says police slammed him to the ground, we're talking about it. and you probably
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toll signs continue to go up on i-66. 're learning whenwe narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam. mr. northam would make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra
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dr. northam led the fight to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
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you're watching news 4 today. welcome back. 4:40. this is a top story in our nbc washington app. take a look. someone tried to use a backhoe to break into an atm in district heights about a week ago. prince george's county police say
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backhoe from a neighborhood on brookfield drive and then drove it five miles to the bank of america atm. look at that. make a whole lot of mess. he didn't get away with any money out of the machine but police believe the same suspect broke into another atm last march. he should probably quit while he's ahead. >> i don't know what that was. >> they usually aren't that smart. backhoe. if you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road this morning, be sure to move over a lane and slow down. >> that's the message this month from local law enforcement and here's why. >> the move over law in virginia is meant to prevent crashes like that from happening. loudoun county deputies launched a new social media campaign to get the word out. david culver asked the deputies what he thinks about every time he steps o
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>> you have to constantly have your head on a swivel. every time you get out of a car you're a target. the threat behind you in a car is just as lethal as the car you're stopping. >> according to the memorial fund last year was the deadliest for authorities on the side of the road since 2008. >> very dangerous situations. don't be fooled by how chilly it is when you walk outside this morning. a lot of people waking up to temperatures in the 50s. look at that. it's about to change though. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is back with a look at when the heat returns. out with the old, in with the new. when you could be riding on a new metro rail car. it's something people use to keep the kids and pets out. this morning it's
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good morning, everybody. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell on a cool thursday morning. a lot of people are starting to plan their trip down to the beach this weekend. what a great beach weekend it's going to be. friday, sunshine and 77 at the coast line. highs in the low 80s. we'll be a lot warmer than that here. i have your ten day forecast next time i see you. we are also working for all you virginia drivers who use i-66 to get to and from work. when you can expect to see new lines testing and then willing to. first, the latest on the james comey testimony. >> all eyes will be on capitol hill today as former fbi director james comey testifies before the senate intelligence committee. while we already know at least some of what comey will say, it could set the stage for interesting questions for lawmakers. >> all of it having a big
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on how the russia investigation moves forward. tracie potts is here. tracie, has the release of comey's prepared statements going to affect the way lawmakers ask questions today? >> what it does, eun, it gives them an opportunity to prepare their questions and not respond so much on the fly, although there will certainly be some of that. but they now know the base of what comey has to say about his interactions with president trump. they'll dig in and get more details, not only about what happened but his impressions. defiel pressured? to what degree defiel pressured to shut down this investigation. >> we heard from the president's lawyers last night. what are they doing? what is their strategy for today? >> reporter: so that's interesting. the whole war room concept insiders say fell apart at the white house. the president's outside personal attorney will be handling the response
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for that, that the president himself may live tweet during comey's testimony today, but completely separate during all of that, the republican party is getting their people ready. they've got surrogates that they're putting out to comment on comey's testimony. they've already issued some prepared remarks for the surrogates, some talking points, and they've even prepared tweets for people, already prepared, already pre-written in response to comey's testimony. they are gearing up for what could be a massive response. >> tracie potts, thank you. with the hearing expected to be must-see tv, bars and restaurants in our area are looking to cash in. we found bars stocking the coolers yesterday. some places will have drink specials starting as soon as the hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. one bar will have a free
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of beers for every tweet the president sends out. now nbc news is special coverage. >> relax. >> advisory neighborhood commissioner kendall simmons is back in the news this morning for a domestic violence incident in maryland. you may remember this cell phone video captured by him being arrested by d.c. police last week. simmons tells news 4 he was roughed up by officers. officials are now reviewing body camera video in that case. now we're learning about another incident involving simmons in prince george's county. according to charging documents police arrested him for domestic violence on tuesday. the elected official from southeast washington grabbed his girlfriend by the hair and punched her. online court records show simmons is
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monday. >> by police. >> you're being surrounded by police. >> the school board member who says he was banned from graduation is getting some backup. tonight the prince george's chapter of the naacp is meeting with the school word. he was kept out of the graduation after he gave his speaking time to students. they called for kevin maxwell's resignation. 4:49 right now. a baltimore county police officer in serious condition this morning but he is expected to survive after a shootout. the gunman died after trading shots with police from a commuter bus yesterday. another bystander was also shot and survived. police say officers surrounded that bus when the suspect tried to use it to get away from an armed robbery. police say the suspect started shooting and that's when officers fired
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that shooter. we now know a light fixture is to blame for this town house fire in reston. fairfax county fire says a light malfunctioned and spashlged the fire here. the firefighter who fell through the floor should be okay. the homeowners weren't home, they are looking at $125,000 in damages. a bins big change coming to metro. by the end of the month metro will take all of its 1,000 and 4,000 series rail cars off the tracks. those rail cars are 40 years old. it might sound like fewer trains will be slower service but metro is replacing them with the new 7,000 series cars. the new trains are six times more reliable than the older train cars. today we're working for you in the community by taking part in the do more
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nbc 4 partners with united way. this started at midnight and goes all the way today. we've raised or they've raised more than $170,000 at this point. we have all the information on how you can help including a list of all the different organizations participating right in the nbc washington app. >> there are so many worthy causes, whether it's homelessness, ending hunger, helping animals. >> military organizations, the whole nine yards. >> and it's a good focusing effort because every little bit helps. >> did he have zblitly. >> if you can organize a day like this, $35 here, $10 there, it adds up. >> d.c. june/july weather. >> coming. >> i've done a little doiigging. over the last five years on average the last time
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essentially the end of springtime, is june 5th. today is the 8th. right on track. probably below 60 tomorrow morning. the next time we drop below 60 after that is mid september. >> all right. >> so be ready for a solid three to three and a half months of real summertime heat coming into the area. it starts on sunday and next week it will feel whiek a whole other country. mainly clear sky. almost full moon as well. look at all of the 40s on the map. mid 40s in much of the shenandoah valley. upper 40s. up to frederick maryland. barely hanging on to about 50 degrees across much of northern virginia. downtown of course 57 at national airport. by the bay, bay water temperature mid 60s. annapolis is 60 degrees. hourly mp
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away we go. lovely day to be outside. upper highs into the low, perhaps upper 70s. this area low pressure here will keep us on the cooler side for one more day but once it pulls out, high pressure builds on in and that high pressure means a big warming trend coming our way for the second half of the weekend. for today, in and out of the clouds for the sunshine. on the whole, a pleasant day. not much if anything of a rain threat. in fact, our next chance for organized rain doesn't come until late next week. 74 today, 80 tomorrow. 87 saturday. 92 sunday. monday, 95. that would tie the record. monday, tuesday, wednesday flirting with high temperatures with highs in the mid 90s. melissa mollet, heat inbe decks next week may be flirting with 100 degrees. >> oh, sounds lovely especially for a pregnant woma
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to the spur, you can see you're on time here. it will save you 26 minutes. you don't have any issues there. outbound river road, remember here in bethesda at golds borrow, outbound lanes are affected as far as the milling and paving project. a couple of things happening on the beltway. outer loop at old georgetown, left lane blocked by a work zone. westbound 66 before glebe road left lane blocked. heads up for anyone who uses a baby gate. the recall you'll want to know that could save a child's life. get ready to pay up in downtown d.c. when and where you will have to shell out money. he thought he was using a ride sharing
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you're watching "news 4 today." we have an important warning for parents this morning. more than 25,000 safety gates are being recalled. they can cause your child to become trapped and even pose strangulation hazards. we're talking about madison mill
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safety gates. the gates were sold at independent hardware stores all over the country. you should contact the company to get a refund. if you drive on 66, you probably noticed new electronic toll signs that have gone up along that road. >> they'll start charging during rush hour on i-66 on the beltway. this is a look at chopper 4 how all of this will work. these signs will be tested soon. in december they'll start tolling. eastbound tolls in the morning, westbound in the afternoon. >> it's $5 to $6 a trip. that's what we've been putting out and our models are showing it's $5, $6 a trip. if they don't want to pay the toll they need to understand where their ultimate trips are. today is the last day you can get an especially inexpensive flight
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there are some flights as low as $49. longer routes can cost as much as $129. if you are taking part in this, you have to be flying from late august through mid december. and it doesn't cover flights on fridays, sundays, or over labor day or thanksgiving so before you buy the cheap flight, make sure -- they typically come with a lot of restrictions. >> i'm excited. i'm trying to get that $50 wednesday flight to topeka. >> bon voyage. >> "news 4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. "news 4 today" starts now. topeka is lovely, by the way. >> i was going to say, you know the city is calling you in a second here. >> what he's trying to say. >> coming up on 5:00 a.m. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. thursday, june 8th. doesn't feel like june for sure now. >> want to check in with chuck. chuck, you stepped
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>> almost see your breath out here this morning. it's nice. bikers and joggers, rejoice! this is the kind of weather that you love to exercise in especially here in the month of june. outside our sky camera looking out to the east. there's venus out in the eastern sky. that's the bright point of light. temperatures have dropped into the almost chilly zone. 46 in winchester, 46 up in fort meade. planning out your day today, a mix of clouds and sunshine. won't be all sun all the time. no real chance of rain today. more than enough chance to get temperatures into the low 70s. outdoor planners. running, you bet, biking, perfect. pool? on the cool side. eating outside, just right. check of the weekend forecast, a couple more minutes away. stay tuned for that. for now let's go over to m


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