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your basement w with flooding. we're working for you to stop later. roblems "news 4 today" starts now > good morning, everyone, i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. 6:00 onhe dot. still it's cloudy and storms coming later. >> get ready. we'l check in with melissa mollet with a look at yourut co but first chuck bell and sheena parveen h aree with a check on your forecast. >> finally, a dry start to a dae around . seems like it's been forever. >> it does, doesn't it? at least you don't need the windshieldwipers. it's dry right now. you need the umbrella late joer on today. as we zoom out, storms off t the west. that will be here later this af rnoon. our severe threat shown by the yellow shaded area. some storms inarts of the dc
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metro area. northern maryland, northern virginia. s could ong to severe. manassas, half mile. warri warrington less than a mile. temperatures are mild in the low 70s. n so 4 things yd to know before you walk outside. storms mainly after 2:00.m. here in dc by 5:00 p.m. some kevere. hat umbrella and raincoat before you leave. let's hd over to melissa and see how the commute is shaping up. good morning, melissa. >> good morning, sheena. silver spring outer loop befored colesville a little bit of a delay here. that's expected. hopelly they get it out of the way soon. columbia southbound is where the crash is. red as you're headed into that area. it is quite slow there this
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morning. u might want to think about a different route. gainesville northbound 29, crash out of the way. orn't have to about that. on the blue line, delays at franconia, wehle and rest ston hit. take a look at some of the video here. this was the scene at the intersection of new york avenue. we're working to confirm how this happened and the condition of the officer and the other driver here. what we can tell you from looking at the video, it seems though this was a head-on collision. 6:02. the all male senate judiciary committee has picked a female prosecutor from arizona to question brett kavanaugh and his accuser. her name is rachael mitchell and she'll lead the questioning.
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kavanaugh has denied accusations and said he is eager to answer questions durinhethe ing. president trump who has been reserved in his comments about the con roversyed against democrats during a visit to the u.n. yesterday. he said they want to derail the nomination. >> the democrats are playing a con c-o-n, a con game. theyno he's high quality. they wink at each other. they're winking. >> president trump blasted kavanaugh's second accuser, debra ramirez. she alleges kavanaugh exposed himself at a party at yale but she has memory gaps because she was drinking. the president said those are not a good enough reason to stop the confirmation. who is rachel mitchell? the process has remained a mystery. we a learning details on who she is and the experncehe
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has. she works for maricopa county,a ona. she is the chief of the special victims division of the county's district attorney's office. theto washipost reports that judiciary staff contacted her boss over the weekend to ask about her. e has workedn the office for 26 years. four minutes after 6:00 this morning. the man known as america's dad will wake up in a maximum security prison 30 miles north of philadelphia. yesterday bill cosby was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault of a woman in 2004. a judge calls cosby a sexually violent offender. the defense team says it will appeal. the recent spiken gun violence continued last night. two men were shot on benning ad innortheast. both were sitting inside a car outside of a carry outhe restaurant a man walked up and shot them. both survived. extra patrols have been in the
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area since last friday when four people were shot. as o this morning there have been at least 119 homicides in dc. that number has already surpa surpassed all the killings in 2017 when there were 116. 6:05. water gushing, cars teetering, complete chaos. that was the scene of a sink hole that opened upoa on the yesterday. >> crews are going to work to morning. road this news 4's chris lawrence is live in that neighborhood now. people have been talking about this big sinkhole, ris. >> reporter: yeah, aaron. some people say, look, it's just natureaking its course. others say the city's got to do a better job of maintaining these old types. in any case, you can see some of the extent of the damage here. we're not talking aboutne hole, we're talking about ripples of holes.
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e this morning the water is back on. take a look at some of the video from yeuerday. an get a better idea of why all of this happened. basically the water main burst. the water that seeped out completely washed away the soil and rock and thenhe asphalt just completely llapsed. we saw that metro bus just a couple of inches from the big . ho several cars teetering on the edge. we were here when they had to be tod out. neighbors were without water for most the day. we talked to one resident who said he expects he will see omething like this happen again. >> i mean, these pip are aged. two weeks ago, two and a half weeks ago they did digging right here. with the constant bus traffic that we have, they were actually digging into the backfill so it was to be expected for something to happen. >> reporter: we certainly hope not but, believe it or not, a
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sinkhole can open upre anyw even outside your home. keep it here on "news 4 today." comingp at 6:30, i'll show you some of the warning signs to look for. aaron, eun, back to you. >> chris, thank you. 6: rightnow. a maryland family is pleading for the driver to hit and killed their son to come forwd. >> the 17-year-old was wrapping up work with his dad in gainesville on sunday when was killed. this morning investigators have a new clue that may help lea to the driver. the security camera footage shows the car before taking off. investigators are looking for a white car. a go fund me page h beenet up to help adrian's family. >> go to -- fire, smoke,
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possible explosion to help four strangers. >> they were trapped after a head-on crashn dale city. take a look at cell phone video seconds after the you can see flames shooting out of those cars. witnesses say a silver chrysler jumped the median and slammed head on into that jeep. david ayella was driving behind the jeep. he immediately -- >> we tore down the jeep's sun roof to get him out. he was completely hurt. the steering wheel was compressed on his chest. he count breathop i h everyone is okay. evyone wants to go home every day. >> ayalla was able to pull the other driver out. they rescued the trapped passen ors. all fouthe people seriously hurt were flown to the hospital. if you have received one of those speed camera tickets,
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you're not alone. theye generated m than a million tickets alone. anext year even more peop expected to get tickets. raa says because new speed cameras are har to see. all those tickets have added more than $100 million in revenue for the district. urgent search now for a missing 6-year-old boy in north lorolina. angie goff fng this from the live desk. angie. >> aaron maddox has been missing since turday. maddox richie is his name. here's the poster that's on social media. this will be shared by -- looks like we're difficulties here. this is what you need to know. he's a blond haired little boy. wearing an orange t-shirt that said, i'm the he was last seen with his father and another adult in a carolina park. maddox has autism and he does not speak. here are some pictures i believe that we do have of the multi-day
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search tont has on for maddox. you're looking at new pictures coming in of s.w.a.t. teams on thei -- loc s.w.a.t. teamsar ing the park. theyse atv. she spoke yesterday. e says, she wants her baby back. >> he's mama's boy. max loves his bouncy balls and he loves his teddy bear andst i ant to say, i want my baby back in my arms. >> so as you take anoth look the poster here, the fbi is now offering a reward o up to $10,000 for any info that leads directly to finding little maddox. you saw the mom right there. both parents, they say, are cooperating. neither of them have been named a suspect in this case, but o investigatorsay they are not ruling out the possibility of foul play.
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now back to you. >> e, thank you. it's 11 minutes after the hour now. the upcoming mid term elections areing high on the minds of voters. the incumbent senatorra dem tim cane will square off against cory stewart. the debat starts at 7:00. you can catch "nbc nightly news" a half hour early. we'll also have the debate streaming live in the nbc shington app. chuck todd will moderate the debate. lli' be taking questions with julie kerry. this morning congratulations are in order for a dale cy firefighter. >> remember yesterday we were talking about captain eddie dumeyer takgin that rescipe, he grabbed the grand prize. winning name. he toldon us bas the key, and he was right. the $10,000 is being used for
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the fire station's cancer program where they take santa around on the fire truck to visit terminally ill kids in the community. congratulations to the dale city volunteer fire house. i mean, not only t arey saving people's lives. >> making good chili. >> helping the kids. millennials are growing up and getting married. >> they are changing the weddift game. coming up, the two things popping up on registries and why. > also, talk about a nightmare scenario. her car exploded. what may have caused the trouble. who doesn't want to protect their home? we're showing you the things we can do. eena? >> good morning. it's hump day. time to start planningut your weekend. saturday and sunday look great. if you'r going eastbound to the
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beaches, a little rain here at the coast line. both saturday and sunday look great. sheena is back with your sheena is back with your gardening forecastnd more a kaine: my dad ran an ironworking shop. i learned hard work and a trade from him a his workers. then i went to honduras as a missionary caand taught kids to benters and welders. our economy works best when everyone has a skill, like shipbuilding.
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that's why i created career and technical academies across virginia and passed a law to expand job training for young people. i'm tim kaine, and i approve this message. here in virginia, ywe have to build an econthat w. i put criminals in prison during the day i'm jennifertoexton, and as a prose and changed diapers at night. later, when i had a law practice, i volunteered to help moms collect child support. then, as state senator, i worked across party lines target sexual offenders
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and take guns away from domestic abusers. congress, i'll stand upto . i approve this message because, like every working mom, what's ahead is as important as what's in the rearview mirror.
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>>ood morning. back here at the live desk following breaking news. in a frantic rescue mission underway in india. crews right now, take a look, we just got this video into the newsroom. crews searching for survivors on the ground after the three story building collapsed with what's believed to have dozens of people thinside. is out in new delhi. you can see they were passing back brick by brick. sadly we know that children are among the fiv people confirmed dead. as many as 40 could still bd
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trapnderneath all of this debris. we're told the building is i alread bad condition. right now we're hearing it is a tree that fell on t of it and caused it to collapse. a really tragic situation outth ere, aaron. >> angie goff, thank you. 6:17 right now. you're going to hear about this today. a real nightmare scenario for a driver in cincinnati. her car exploded while she was in it. she was able to get out and talk to theic param who took her to the hospital. authorities believe a propane tank inside thesuv may have caused the blast. >> it's now 6:17. new this morning, millennials are cashing in on their wedding y. so apparently couples are embracing cash gistries. they're asking for money, like an admission. >> instead of asking for, what do you calt thing you were talking about? >> kitchen aid mixer. >> i love >> only a billion dollars.
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>> this is all part of a growing trendriitizing experiences over possessions. according to data from wedding planning sites called the knot, cashs registrre up 20% since 2016. they use the money for all of things, honeymoon, downpayment on a home, use it to pay off student debt. modern couples say these cash funds areusore than j money, they're experiences, toll >> a right. >> i put a poll onk my faceb page. >> what are people saying? >> they're going with the money rightew now. generation. talk about a life experience for real. the freshrince himself, will smith, look at him go. spent his 50th birthday jumping out of ahe copter. can you believe this? he did it over the heart of the d canyon. was liveme strd on youtube. he said this decision relates to a familac trip b in 1976. he was apparently the only one in his family who was terrified
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to walk up to the edge of the canyon so heaid, take that, i'm going to bungee jump out of a helicopter. >> look at that. you s his whole family standing there along with his insurance guy. >> i can't imagine. >>t makes my stomach churn watching. watching the drop. >> he isis living bst life. >> a everyone should. i mean, if you want toungee jump, do it. >> go sky diving. do something on you bucket list while you're young. temperatures are mild. the good news is,ot we do have rain. this is fantastic. finally you don't need the wipers on when you leave the house. satellite showing us later tod rain. we have severe storms later this afternn. this is t yellow shaded area. mostly d.c. metro area and north of that. that's the highest risk for some of the storms to become seve. potentially hail all possible in
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severe storms. we're dry right now. the rain is still pretty far back off west. there it is, all part of a cold front. temperatures, not very. co areas of fog but dry. residential recess should sdrll be a mix of sun and clouds. that will help to warm us up into the mid 80s. by the time you pick themp depending on where you live, you could be running into storms. here's noon. here's7:00 p.m. we'll be looking at a line of organized storms through part of the area. some of these could be, again, strong to severe. gorting to move out as we throughout the evening. as we head into the weekend, beautiful weather shaping upfi lly. these are the days where we don't expect the rain but we do have the rain in the forecast tomorrow and friday, too. over the y weekendr gardening forecast looking fantastic.
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here's a list of easy plans that you might want indo'ss. th list from the garden center. for tomorrow, cooler, uer 60s. that stilles com with rain. there you see the beautiful weekend again. let's head over to melissa moet. >> goodmorning. silver spring outer loop before colesville, that crash is at the corner. st of thebeltway, inner loop and outer loop, all lanes are now open but still those slowdowns are hangaround. 270, crash reported in the left lane. southbound we are seeing slowdowns through that same area. no longer single tracking t on blue line but we still have some delays and taking a loot ur travel times looking okay on 270 of the
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remember to listen to wtop 103.5 f.m. when you head in your car. aaron? 6:22. stlahead, saving you from pricey home pareirs. we're breaking down the thingu an do to keep from flooding. >> then later this afternoon on ellen. ♪ ♪ ♪ rolling on a river >> who wants to sing "proud mary" with plastic contraption in her mouth. jennifer hson stops by and puts those pipes to the test. you can watch ellen
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4 you're watching "ne today." the time is 6:25. rain, wind and a whole lot of lightning and the past few weeks r region has been pounded by rough weather. >> rain can do a seriousrumber on y basement. this morning's news 4' chris lawrence can show you what you can do to avoid a costly fix later. flooded basement. even a wet op dam one can cause a lot of anxiety for homeowners. now water on the floor is an obvious sign that you have a problem. chris with jes waterproofing says therere other signs as well.
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>> there's moisture behind there. you could get musty, damp moldy or mildew smell. >> musty is bano >> that' good. if you have a musty smell it's sually a sign of a basement waterproofing problem or moisture problem. >> what can you do to protect your home and wallet? >> first and foremost, direct water away from the home. if you don't have gutters, it will be a good idea to geter gu put on the house. make sure all of the downspouts are running away from the uuse. ever want to direct all of the water from the roof on to your home's foundation. >> in addition, seal in the cracks tve pre water from seeping in. waterproof the walls and check the landscaping. experts say you should make sure the draining foes awam your home. if you suspect you have a more serious problem, call professional. chris lawrence, news 4. >>s i about 6:27 now. coming up, metroto manipular.
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fair jumping citations onhe rides. we'll tell you where your fellow riders are getting caught the wemost. ane keeping an eye out for potentially strong thunderstorms. forest coming right up.
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6:30 am 4 today" starts 6:30 now. we're taking a live look outside our studiosrnhis g. a little foggy out there to get things started today. but for the fst time in days, we're going to see dry roads for the morning commute. that's aays a bonus. good to hear. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we have a chance of rain. >> a little bit. >> not totally in the clear. melissa wille a look at your wednesday commute but just in a moment. the ones that can apes the question, chuck bell, sheena parveen. we're going to need the umbrla, don't put it away. >> yes, dry outside. thison't need the umbrella morning. u eun, we have a mostly dry middle of the day. >> i think most people have had their umbrella surgically lwtached to their hand. >> is have mine. >> constantly there. >> unfortunately, more rain
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chances coming our way for the second halff today. pretty high chance you're going to get rained on tomorrow a friday. i remain very optimistic. that cold front across the midwest, that will bring a chance for rain and thundersrms later on today. there is a slight risk for severe storms from washinon, baltimore, philadelphia, new york, new england. if you're traveling northeast bound today there could be flight delays. storm team 4 radar, first thing this morning. ur westowers are way to out near morgantown, west virginia. temperatures mid 60s in the shenandoahvalley. summer ri in the city. mid 70s. midat to morning sunshine into the afternoon. turning stormy after ,2: 3:00. if you're headed down to the nats and marlins game, there could be rain delays to be dealt with. more about tha weekend sunshine promise. let's go to melissa. >> good morning, chuc a ta look. northbound 95 in virginia nearf
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fax parkway. brand new crash. i couldn't find a camera showing you the view but l take ak at the delays. it is getting very slow very quickly in bound. inner loop and outer loop looking very typical. outer loop has cleared out of the way. you don't have t worry about that one anymore. columbia southbound 95 after , had that crash. all lanes are open. the delays are still hanging around. a lot of peoe used the bailout of bw parkway. i don't blame yot have to do that this morning. clarksburg, northbound not a big impact. southbound is where you see all of that pain. eun? melissa, thank you. 6:32. we have an update now on breaking news we've been following. new york avenue is reopened in northeast after a crash involvin a d.c. police suv. we're still waiting to find out exactly what happened and whetherny officers or other drivers were hurt in this crash.
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now to the latest on the confirmation ctroversy surrounding president trump's take a look the the scene here. e group ultraviolet projected an image onto the courthouse on constitution where brett judge.ugh serves as a they don't want him confirmed. we're learning about who will questionnd kavanaugh the woman accusing him. arizona prosecutor rachel mitchell will take the lead. democrats will give their own questions. yesterday president trump emphasized his support for kavanaugh and cticized t democrats. we'll have more coming up. an unexpected moment at the unnsed nat that even caught president trump off guard. as the president boasted about his accomplishments yesterday, laughter could be heard in the chamber. >> in less than two years my
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adnistration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country. america's -- so true. didn't expect at reaction, but at's okay. >> and in aaj contrast to last year, there was no talk of rocket man. instead, president trump thanked noimh korean leader jong-un and even called him, quote, terrific. this morni president trump will meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. today a jury will begin deliberating in the case of a virginia man accused of killing his wife and a police rificer who to help her. investigators say ronald hamilton shot and kille his wife crystal in february of 2016. he then opened fire on the officers who responded to the scene. prince william county police officer ashley gwindon was killed. it was her first day on the job.
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two other officers were hurt. his attorneys arguedde snapped id not intend to kill anyone. new details about the bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run. >> the 64-year-old was hit along constitution avenue on monday on hi way to work. police say a driver in a dark sedan ran the red light at 12th avenue, hit hollell and kept going. his wife says she'll spend the rest of her life to make biking safer. in 12 hours candidates for virginia's u.s. senate seat will ce off in a debate. you can watch that on nbc 4. chuck todd will moderate the corye between tim cane and stewart. i'll be there asking questions along with our northern virginia reau chief julie kerry. "nbc nightly news" will air a
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half hour early. that's before the debate begins live at 7:00 p.m. now to a problem metro has been trying to solve for year. keeping people from skipping out on ping their fares. >> now metro transit police are stepping up patrols to make sure you pay for your ride. news icse jacobs is live inside the gallery pay station where police are saying that's a tough they want to stop the ferry evaders in their tracks. they want to position officers both clothed and uniformed in keyreas like this entrance gate here. i can tell you at the endauf st metro reported 5,000 citations on the rails and 3 thousand in buses. the anacostia green lain is
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second. there is a 24/7 police presence. metro credits that decrease to the police presence. as you take a look at most of those spots. if they're caught, most likely they'll receive a citation. in most cases it runs from the cost of the actual fare up to $250ut that money is then funneled back into the jurisdiction where they we cited and not actually the metro. aaron, eun, back to you. nicole jacobs live inside gallery place metro station. thank you, nicole. 6:37. comi up. opping donuts. a staple for breakfast on the go making what it means for your morning meals just ahead. plus, feminine pducts unde fire. the virginia facilities whereme the virginia facilities whereme can soon be banned kaine: my dad ran an ironworking shop.
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i learned hard work and a trade from him and his workers. then i went to honduras as a missionary and taught kids to be carpenters and welrs. our economy works best when everyone has a skill, like shipbuilding. that's why i created career and technical academies across virginia and passed a law to expand job training for young people. i'm tim kaine, and i approve this message. here in virginia, we have to build an economy that works f all.
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you're watching news 4 today. welcome back. na pitcher matt scherzer has hit another incredible milestone. >> hes so amazing to watch. really. he reported his 300thstrikeout of the season last night against marlins.i scherzer took the mound and threw ten strikeouts. he's now only the 17th player in modern baseball history to reach this mark. wow. the nats won the game 9-4. today is the l ot home game the season as they wrap up the series against the marlins. first pitch this afternoon at 4:05. he's one of the best pitchers tb play bl and we get to watch him here. >> for a long time. here is your cnbc morning busiss report. good morning, i'm eric chemi at cnbc headqu'ters. dunks dropping the donuts from its name. the move is a part of the chain's increased focus on beverages which account for 60%
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of the sales. coffee the overwhelming majority of that. starting in january dunkin''s advertising, other public messages will use the name dunkin' and the stores will be remodeled. they say donuts willemn a significant staple. l 3 million donuts and donut holes each year. well, we have a severe storm threat as we go through the itafternoon. these yellow shaded areas that you're looking at. also a look ahead to a much nicer weekend. and brand-new problem on 270. sounds like all lanes are block thhere. southbound at h
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you're watching "news 4 today." >>. 15 before the hour and we now know who will be asking the questions tomorrow for republicans, a california professor tells the senate judiciary committee how supreme
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court nominee brett kavanaugh attacked her. news 4's angie goff is in the newsroom today. what else do we know about the prosecutor? >> we know her name is rachael mitchell. she's a veteran sex crimes prosecutor from arizona. w mitchellorks for maricopa county. she has worked in the office fo0 more than years, 26 years. two other women are accusing kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. president trump insists that all of these allegations are all political. he blasted the second accuser debra ramirez yesterday. she claims he exposed himself. she admitted memory gaps about the it's not enough to derail the confirmation and we also are going to have a third accuser is expected to go public sometime today. ght now lawmakers say they're only going to listen to ford and they plan t vote o kavanaugh's confirmation the next day, on
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friday. we're going to havehe more on developing story coming up on "today" but for now, aaron, back >> angie, thank you. 6:47 right now. complete chaos in one southeast d.c. neighborhood as a massives hole opened up. take a look at the water gushing through the hole. cars teetering on the edge of the cracked street. >> this morning crews will work to fix that road. news 4's chris lawrence is live with what you can look out for in you neighborhood. chris? >> yeah, eun. right now basically some of the neighbors say the city needs to do more to try to maintain some of these old roads. take a look. this morning tater main has beenrepaired. for ther is back on folks who live nearby. you can see why it's going to take days to get six streets repaired it is still a far cry from what we saw yesterday. we've had water gushing down.
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here some warning signs to look out for and keep anye on. you see fresh cracks on the concrete outside. if you have trees or fence posts it start totilt. if you have doors or windows that are hard to close, those e signs something is not right. ere in the southeast we talked to anamc commissioner who says he expects to see this happen again because of all of the new developments that these old pipes just can't handle. >> if you don't maintenance the pipe like you'r supposedto, although you are taking the fee from us, then this is what's nding to happen this can happen any time. >> all right. so here's theup te. metro is going to be rerouting some of the bes to anacostia at mississippi avenue. probably going to take days to get this street reopened and
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repaired. in southeast, chris lawrence, news 4. back to you. >> 6:49 now. learning more about the ying electrocution of a 6-year-old girl at mgm national harbor. according to the washington post investigators saygaulty wirin is to blame. this happene back in june. investigators say a device that controls the flow of electricity to the lights on a hdrail was improperly installed. handrail ouched that and was jolted by 120 volts of electricity. that is ten times the amount that should have been powerinan thatail lighting in the first place. the post is reporting that the girl is still in critical condition. t's now6:49. now to a developing story in the district. >> the rash of gun violence across the city continues. oro men were shot on benning road ineast last night. police say the men were sitting in a car outside acarryout restaurant when a man walked up and shot them. they both survive that shooting. there have been four shootingons
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d.c.'s may muriel bowser is concerned about what's been happening all over the city. >> dramatic. outrageous. and it happened in different city.s across the all non-random acts. all people likely who kw each other. >> as of this morning there have been at least 119omicides in d.c. that number has alreadysu rpassed all of the killings in last year when there were 116. > take a look at this e.scen a man braved this fire and smoke to save four sangers from a ba crash in dal city. it happened yesterday on ridgefield road. witnesses say a silver chrysler jumped the mediannd slammed head on into the jeep. david ayello was driving a jeep. he went through the sun roof to pull the driver from the burning jeep. >> we tore down the jeep's sun roof to get him out a he was just completely hurt. so far he had a broken leg.
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the steering wheel was compressed on his chest. he couldn't breathe. i hope everyone is okay and everyone wants to go back homed every >> ayella was able to pull the driver out of theer chry firefighters rescued the trapped passenger. all four people wer seriously hurt and medivaced to the hospital. this morning bil cosby will wake up in a maximum security prison about 30 miles north of philadelphia. yesterday cosby was sentencedo ree to ten years in jail for sexual assault of a woman in 2004. the judge called cosby a sexually violent predator.ft soon that he was booked into jail. his mug shot was taken and then ed was mo prison. the defense teamays it will appeal in this case. nre react to the cosby case coming up on the "today" virginia is suspending a newly introduced policy that would ban women visiting inmates from wearing tampons. secretary ofublic and homeland security safety brian moran tweeted his decision last night saying the policy needs further
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review. prison officials said they wanted the ban to prevent contraband from being smuggled into prison. the policy was supposed to goec into e on the 6th. they say the policy violates the privacy rights of visitors. tequila, wsky and scotch stolen. security cameras caught this guy going into the bar after hours and snatching up aze the b he could grab. this happened just before 2:00 in the morning on moliay. say he threw a brick through a glass window to get inside. there is reward for up to $1,000. it's 6:52. we wanth to check in wtorm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. good mornin eun. wednesday, hump day here. cloudy. a little bit of fog around the area first thing this morning. it has been a long, hot summer in the washi tonarea. has not been below 60 degrees at national airport since june 12th.
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that's 104 days ago. e third longest stretch above 60 degree weather on record. second place, 107 days sets two ye ago. 112 days set back in the blazing hot summer10f we might be able to get below 60 degrees on sunday morning.'l see. for today it's all about the chance of more summer like thunderstorms. already thunder and lightning across parts of southwest pennsylvania. that's unusual. that tells you how charged up the atmosphere igis. risk of severe weather from washington northbound. everyone could see severe weather. the chances are higher the farther north you live today. storm team 4 radar, nice dry commute into work and school. that's a nice change of pace. here's future weather into the afternoon. storms firing up around 2:00. 5:it's about and 7:00 or 8:00 this evening. the ride home, particularly the later half of the evening, keep
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that in mind. wrain chancl continue tomorrow. we're in the low 70s. going to be a warm and d humid today. 86 degrees the forecast tonight. chance of youai gettingd on, at least 60%. more rain likely to come in during the day tomorrow lingering intthe first part of friday. potentially another one to two inches of rain between now and the end of the day tomorrow. then just in b timeore anybody gets a little too depressed, the weekend looks nice. melissa, make your plans without fear. this does not look so hot here this morning. first 4 traffic alert. 270 southbound, hyatts town, all of the main lanes blocked. police tell us a truck carrying windshields lost their load and the windshields crashed on the roadway. they have things closed just getting by on the right shoulder. still a crash blocking two lanes
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on 95. centreville, northbound 28 before braddock road, two dihaerent crashes through area right now. brandy wine, northbound 301 after chad ford, left side blocked b the crash. beltway inner loop and outer loop, looking good. no longe single tracking on the blue line. residual delays. travel times on 270, germantown to the spur, you open up a little bit. least you're going 30 miles an hour. top of the beltway, normal slow. 66 in bound. 95noh, that's your slow spot we saw on the camera. quantico to the beltway going 18 miles an hour. remember to listen t wtop when you hop in your car today. it is 6:55 now. we start your 4 things to know with theh sea for maddox ritch. he was last seen with his father and another adult at the park. he is on the autism spec trump
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and doeseaot a female prosecutor out of arizona will take the lead for senate republicans during tomorrow's hearing. rachael mitchell will question supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh and the first woman o accused him of sexual misconduct. find out more about her coming up o the "toda show. >> the candidates for virginia's u.s. senate seat will b here. julie kerry and i are on the panel a chuck todd wil moderate. the debate begins live at 7:00 p.m. today crews will continue working to fix the road after massive sinkhole opened up int. southeas a water main break caused this chaotic scene. we have information about metro bus detours in the nbc washington app. and tilaybe dry until about 2:00, 3:00.m
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storms moving into the west and the dc metro area until 5 or 6:00. some can be strong. reminder, 270 hyatts town, we are shut down because of a trk that lostts load. just getting by on the right shoulder. >> thank you. heads up for parents in marshall county, west virginia. meron elementary school is closed today due to a power outage. >> that is the news for today. we appreciate you waking up with us. >> the "today" shows next. see you in 25 minutes. until then, enjoy your day. >> make it areat wednesday, erybody.
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