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morning: getting out of the house at 3:00 in the morning. i had to turn the ac on in my car. >> yeah. it's still very warm. yesterday, we had that tropical air in place. it was really warm and humid. we had the morning rain. we're not dealing with the rain this morning. what all the rain leftover was areas of thick fog. warrenton, about less than a half mile visibility. we want to give you a heads up, we have patchy fog in the forecast. here's a look at satellite radar. a mix of clouds and some sunshine today. still, unseasonably warm, though, as we go through the afternoon. look at these temperatures. this is why you had to turn on your ac. it's 74 degrees in washington. some of the suburbs the mid to upper 60s. going through your tuesday, the commute patchy fog this afternoon. dry. we're back in the 80s. closer look at the forecast coming up. sheena and our weather team have been keeping a close
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more than a dozen fires are burning across the state of california. take a look at this new video. a massive wildfire burning out of control in orange county. the entire side of that mountain is on fire and quickly moving towards the highway. at least 24 homes have been destroyed and about 500 miles away in california's wine country, the numbers are more shocking. at least ten people have died and about 100 people hurt. in sonoma county, 100 people reported missing and more than 1500 buildings destroyed. simply phenomenal amount of damage. at least 20,000 people have been ordered out of their homes as fires approached. homeowners said they had a minute to gather their families and a couple belongings before heading out. nbc's jennifer bjork land explains why they're having a tough time getting a handle on the fires. >> reporter: flames russia
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northern california followed by wind gusts topping 50 miles an hour. >> it's insane. never seen anything like that. >> reporter: the governor declared a state of emergency. at least 15 major fires are burning across california from the wine country to orange county leaving at least ten dead, more than 100 injured. >> it's horrible. i couldn't stay because i couldn't breathe. >> reporter: california's highway patrol used helicopters to rescue more than 40 people who were trapped. in santa rosa, two area hospitals had to evacuate. one of them moving more than 100 patients through heavy smoke and nearby flames. >> this wind and fire behavior is relentless. >> reporter: at least 1500 homes and businesses now destroyed. in napa, jennifer bjorklund, nbc
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look at that. these fires are even impacting the happiest place on earth. the fire burning in orange county left an eerie orange glo over disneyland. the park did stay open all day. cal fire is telling us the fire near disneyland is only 5% contained at this point. also developing this morning. this is video of police near texas tech taking a 19-year-old student into custody. he's accused of killing a campus police officer at police headquarters. he was taken into custody after they found drugs in his dorm room. while at the police station, he allegedly shot a campus officer and took off after a massive manhunt, daniels was taken into custody. this morning a family in bowie is heartbroken and waiting for answers. their daughter was killed in a li
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carrie ann -- she was celebrating her 22nd birthday. >> it's hard to express the amount of pain and distress you feel. >> she grew up in bowie and enrolled at temple university. police say she was speeding in a black bmw, ran a red light and crashed into a car. she allegedly drove away from the scene and hit another car. police tried to block her in, but she ran over an officer and police fired several shots hitting her. she later died at the hospital. >> that kind of activity is not rational. i can't explain why she wouldn't have listened to command. >> her dad is waiting for the autopsy results. the toxicology report will determine if hitton was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. the montgomery county school board is going to consider
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scrapping spring break. they're considering making it a four-day weekend instead of a full week. this wouldn't take effect until the 2018-19 school year. another idea on the table, eliminate the days given to teachers for planning purposes. the school district says it is still gathering community feedback and likely won't take a vote until next month. worried over who is the real first lady. melania trump is firing back against ivana. it started when ivana was promoting her new book and says she has a direct line to the white house and called herself the first lady. while melania trump's spokesperson fired back. it says there is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex. this is unfortunately, only attention-seeking and self-serving noise. wow. here's a question for you. what would the white house look
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questions. "the tonight show" played around with the idea last night and we watched tyler perry dress up as his iconic character defending her qualifications as communications director. >> the reason i'm qualified is because i'm here and i'm none of your damn business. thank you very much. >> she didn't actually vote for the president. but she took the job anyway. sheena, i got to think in real life, that would sort of disqualify you from the job, i would think. >> but it's so entertaining. there's other aspect to it where i think you can enjoy watching at that point. this morning, we have a little bit of patchy fog out there. it's different from yesterday because we don't have the rain. for your morning drive. that's the good news. no windshield wipers. if you're in warrenton, less than a half mile visibility. manassas fluctuatin
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cooldown and more rain chances. a lot of stuff happening in the forecast straight ahead. the countdown is on until the new episode of this is us. we have a sneak peek as sylvester stallone makes a cameo. >> not so bad. >> oh, boy. >> we're working for you and your family during fire prevention week. >> reporter: in case of a fire, what number should you call. >> 911. >> that's the right answer. i am justin
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good to meet you. >> good to meet you too. my sister kate. >> pleasure. >> everyone's favorite family is back on tonight along with a special guest star. that's sylvester stallone on this is us. stallone is starring with kevin in a war movie. this is a big deal for kevin because his dad was a huge stallone fan. you can watch it tonight on nbc4 at 9:00. seems like beauty trends are becoming increasingly bizarre. the latest thing, nostril hair
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page because i was shaking my head, couldn't believe it. you could see people gluing eyelash extensions around their nostrils to give the appearance of more hair. we got to hope this fad passes quickly. somewhere, the guys who make nose hair trimmers are gearing up for war. >> i'm a nonbeliever. i think this is a joke. who would do that? that's disgusting. it's gross. >> you thought it was a battle to control the hair, minimize the hair. not -- >> what for? in what culture, i would like to know, for real, is that deemed attractive? >> sounds like you're doing a google search off the air. >> i have a lot of questions because i don't think this is real. do me a favor, don't do it,
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>> hopefully that made you hungry if you're about to eat breakfast. otherwise, we have a few areas of patchy fog. temperatures are pretty mild. look at these numbers. mid-70s washington. many of our suburbs in the mid to upper 60s. another warmup this afternoon and more rain chances this week straight ahead. stay tuned. move over harvey weinstein. the female fashion designer coming to his defense. why she sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. pretty psyched. did you get fios too?
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a judge in michigan granted parental rights to a convicted sex offender. christopher mayor so la raped a 12-year-old girl. she got pregnant, had a child. dna tests confirmed he's the father. now he has the right to visit him. this came when the mother applied for food stamps. the judge ordered him to pay monthly child support. his attorney said he didn't ask for the right to see the child and does not plan to visit her. this morning, we're learning new details about how harvey weinstein begged not to be fired by his own company over allegations of sexual harassment. a letter written has been leaked. part of it reads, "i am desperate for your
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therapy. do not let me get fired." the weinstein company announced his firing. fashion designer donna karan is under fire saying that some of his alleged victims may have been "asking for it." in an interview, care ansaid women who dress a certain way are asking for trouble. she has since apologized for those comments. there are a lot of things you can crowd fund, charities, a vacation and even your honeymoon. you can add a bigger purchase to that list. that's right. your home. diana oleg has more on the test program to fund your house. >> today's young americans are more social, more willing to share. but will they help each other buy homes? that is the bet one mortgage lender is banking on as it launches the first program allowing potential home buyers to crowd fund their
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story. allows for folks to be able to buy in to the story of what it is you had. your loan story. your home story. one of the things our tag line is fund your way home. >> cmg financial, a mortgage lender is launching home fund me. it's an online platform that gives home buyers a way to both market their needs and receive multiple tax-free cash gifts from anyone to finance the downpayment on a home. previously, lenders limited downpayment assistance to close family members, employers, nonprofits and religious organizations. all with significant documentation. this pilot program has the blessing of fannie mae and freddie mac which finance the vast majority of mortgages today. >> we're trying to test and learn a variety of solutions. the preference for home buyers has changed significantly and there's no silver bullet to solving a problem as hard as how do you find a downpayment. >> millennials are
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student loan debt and paying high rents which makes saving harder. they're also starting to get married and have children. >> of course, we see the wedding registries. you're going to spend $250 on a coffee making machine. if that $250 goes to a downpayment of your home, at the very least, at the very least, i improve your quality of life. >> would you rather have somebody with a lot of money in the bank after they buy the home and no downpayment or the opposite? we still have a lot of questions and a lot to learn when it comes to the role of downpayment. >> that's why this is just a test program to see not only if the crowd is willing to fund home buying but also if homeowners see that gift for all it's worth. >> well, guess what? you can now call one area of southeast d.c. one of the coolest neighborhoods in america. capital riverfront and yards park made money magazine's list of the ten coolest neighborhoods in the
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how about that? the list focuses on up and coming urban destinations. the magazine says nationals park help transform the neighborhood into a full fledged tourist destination. sheena, when you are looking for a stay-cation, all you got to do is head down to that area. there's a hotel. >> i'm glad you told me that. >> forget europe, switzerland. >> what? >> you can forget europe and switzerland, all that stuff. right here. >> those don't compare. are you kidding me. i'm going to yards park. of course. we're starting off the morning still warm. chris said he had to turn the ac on in his car this morning. i'm sure many of you may be doing that. temperatures in the mid-70s in the district. elsewhere, it's warm and humid outside. we had areas of patchy fog. 74 in washington. this camera not looking at so much fog. the fog is not for everybody. it's just patchy across the area right now. visibility i
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a mile. warrenton, less than half a mile. that's pretty thick fog as you get to petersburg, la ray. we're going to see this fluctuating as we go through the morning. if you're looking at good visibility, you could start to see patchy fog soon. bus stop forecast, not too bad. 72 by 7:00 a.m. 74 by 8:00 a.m. by 3:00 p.m., back in the 80s. another warm day today. locally, the rain we had yesterday is long gone. not looking at rain. for your morning commute, a mix of clouds and sunshine. just about mostly cloudy through your afternoon hours. we're really not going to see much rain. an isolated shower. the best chance overnight and into early tomorrow morning. thursday morning and then thursday afternoon. keep the umbrella handy after about today through friday. look at the temperatures. today 85. tomorrow 75. then thursday we're in the upper 60s. friday only around
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but then another warmup into the weekend. we'll take a closer look at the ten-day forecast in a bit. >> thanks, sheena. coming up in the next half hour, outrage after a group of local teenagers are accused of talking about killing a fellow classmate. why none of the students is expected to face charges. >> reporter: if a fire breaks out in your home, would your children know what to do? these children today are learning and we're sharing the tips they're taking home with you and your family.
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a lot of us want our sons to find role models to nurture and inspire them. prince george's county schools honored our jim vance filling that role yesterday. it was men make a difference day. the lesson quass students at
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shared their life stories of men who made a lasting impression around the dmv. the boys learned about our late colleague, jim vance and basketball star and prince george's county native kevin durant as well. it is fire prevention week. if you're sitting down to breakfast, you may want to talk about holding a family fire drill. a new survey from nationwide insurance say 50% of people know what to do in a fire. nearly half don't. only one in five families regularly practice escape plans at home. in effect, a plan involves knowing where to go, checking smoke alarms and running through the plan in two minutes or less. every member of your family needs to know what to do. even the younger kids. as news 4's justin finch shows us, that's why prince george's county firefighters are taking that message right to the classrooms. >> reporter: the slam of a
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truck door and the roar of a fire engine down the road carrying crews to an important call. >> the smoke it rises to the top. >> teaching fire safety at the greenbelt children's center. >> i'm firefighter z. >> these preschoolers were quick studies. >> stop, drop and roll. >> prince george's county firefighters want you to know kids are never too young to practice fire safety. >> walk with them to actually show them what they're supposed to do. to crawl on their hands and knees to finds a door. >> the kids favorite part, hands down, the fire truck tour. >> but the hope is for each child to retain what they learned so we had a pop quiz: if you see a fire in your house, what is the number that you should call? >> 911. >> calling 911 is great and even better once they have key information. >> if a kid calls
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to come. whether a police officer or fireman. >> the sooner the response, the sooner your child is safe. justin finch, news 4. you can have that talk with your kids any time, any day. it is now 4:26. "news4 today" continues right now with eun yang and adam tuss. that breaking news, raging wildfires in wine country. take a look at these flames here. the new video just into the newsroom as well as how the fire turned fatal. >> murder plot. teens were talking about killing a classmate and why they're not facing any charges. holiday plans on hold. the school district in our area considering changing the calendar and what officials are expected to do today. this one is tapped to the right side. baez throws him out. >> yeah. that was a hard one. >> the whole game. >> do or die for the nats
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what they have do to win. we check in with our crew in chicago and how your lunch order may help them hold on. what's that about? >> we have to eat a lot of lunch. >> i like lunch. >> we need the nats to keep going. >> i'm doing everything i can. >> everything you can. grow a beard. >> i can't pitch. i would do that if i could. but i can't. i can try. >> the whole game. >> one little hit got in there and that was it. >> another day. >> that's exactly right. rocking the red, lauryn. >> we look like an episode of double bear. the red team against the blue team. all we need is mark summers in the middle. >> hi everyone. >> i'm adam tuss in for aaron on this tuesday morning. it is still sticky hot and humid. >> i thought the rain would wash it away. >> if it's a cold front, it will. in this situation, no, not yet.
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rain from yesterday, because of the humidity, we have areas of patchy fog. but the good news, we don't have the rain falling this morning. your commute will be dry. we have the clouds around. areas of patchy fog. it's not everywhere, but in warrenton, less than a half mile there. frederick a mile visibility. lorton, not that. five miles of visibility. a bit of fluctuation in la ray, less than a mile. keep this in mind as you wake up and head outside for your commute. temperatures around 77 degrees by 9:00 a.m. today we stay dry butt rain chances return tonight. the bigger temperature swing coming up. let's check your roads on this tuesday morning with jack taylor. wtop. hey, jack. >> hey, sheena, good morning. on the freeway, westbound downtown, leaving the 11th street bridge, two right lanes getting by. last barrels just got picked up out of the roadway. crews have been working on the rore
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stretches. first one near virginia avenue. that cleared. the one at the kennedy center, always in place until 6:00 or 6:15. traffic alternates by one direction at a time. a live look at frederick toward rockville. there's going to be a delay. the work zone down at 109 has the left lane getting by. the right lane is blocking the scene. that's a paving project and should be wrachg up quickly. eun, adam, back to you. >> we have breaking news right now. disturbing numbers from the wildfires burning out of control in california. at least ten people died in these fires. more than 100 are missing in sonoma county up north. doctors in santa rosa and napa are treating another 100 people hurt mostly from breathing and smoke. those numbers are expected to rise. >> let's get more from chris lawrence at the live desk. >> adam, the powerful, the fires are sweeping through fields,
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right now, there are massive power outages. getting information out is getting difficult. this is new video of one huge wildfire in orange county. the side of a mountain is on fire and advancing towards the highway. there are more than a dozen fires burning and emergency teams are asking tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. some are even rescuing people by helicopter. at this point, it's too early to know how bad the damage is. i lived in california for eight years. i covered a lot of those fires. it is tough, tough going. these fires are impacting the happiest place on earth. look at the video. the fire left an eerie orange glow over disney. these images are bizarre. it looks like the sky was painted orange, in fact. some visitors


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