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"news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. "news4 today" starts now. it is 5:00. i'm aaron gilchrist. chaos at a summer jam contest outside. we're following the developments. the search is on for two escaped from a maximum security prison. plus you could ride a new train on metro's red line. look at the new series that will roll down the tracks. but first, grab your umbrella. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has your hour by hour forecast. we'll get some rain? >> yeah. right now a dry sky. this is the washington monument pointing to the partly cloudy sky. a stormy afternoon. headlines for this monday include a warmer pattern moving in for the rest of the week and turning pretty hot by the end of the week. right now though it's comfortable and mild. in the low and mid 60s around the bay and southern maryland
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and nearby suburbs in prince george's county. fairfax county, just generally low 60s as is the rest of virginia. all the way down through central valley, in the mid to upper 60s. mild out in the mountains. your hour by hour forecast for today we'll have for the morning hours temperatures in the 60s through 7:00. then by 11:00 should be in the upper 70s with a partly cloudy sky. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:11. your bus stop forecast and what to wear for this mild monday. now melissa has a look at our traffic. >> a look at some problems inbound on river road. we both drove through this. inbound at wilson lane, we have the right lanes blocked here as they're trying to do that repaving project this morning. northbound connecticut avenue, only the left lane is getting by there and inner loop at pennsylvania avenue, some blockages, your normal roadblock
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on a nice monday morning. 66 into and out of town, moving along quite nicely. 95 even through dale city, you're looking good. back in ten minutes with a live look at 270. new details into the live desk now on that confrontation between police and people at a concert outside of new york city. police were in riot gear. take a look. this is metlife stadium in new jersey where the jets and giants play. police say huge crowds of people were climbing over fences and trying to illegally force their way into the sold-out summer jam concert. witnesses describe it as chaos. barricades were overturned in the parking lot. police with tear gas positioned near the stadium's entrance. witnesses tell our sister stadium in new york this all started when ticket holders were turned away. no word on the number of arrests. eun? >> kristin wright, thank you. it's 5:03 and right now a
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race against time as hundreds of law enforcement officers search for two escaped murderers. matt and sweat broke out some time before saturday morning bed check. both are serving live sentences for murder. police say they used the power tools and then escaped through a manhole. the prison is about 20 miles from the canadian border. new york state is offering a $100,000 reward for their capture. police say they have a suspect in custody after four people were stabbed near 14th and "t" streets in washington. one of the victims does have life threatening injuries. two men and a woman were stabbed. this happened around 9:30 last night. a 27-year-old man is in serious condition after his car slammed into a tree in germantown. montgomery county police say it may have happened after an altercation between the man and another group of people. police say they have spoken to
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the people who may have been involved in the altercation. as you can see in this video, the car was hit so badly that the engine completely separated from it. investigators will look into whether speed or alcohol played a part in this accident. search crews are working to recover a body this morning. a 21-year-old man drowned there. they say he went missing while swimming near a dam. crews went looking for the man last night but did not find him. today, the high profile trial against jesse matthew starts in fairfax county. matthew is charged with attempted murder and sexual assault related to a 2005 case. the victim says she was attacked while walking home from a fairfax grocery store in 2005. matthew has pled not guilty. the trial is expected to last two weeks and he is also charged with the murder of uva student hannah graham. five after the hour. metro is bringing its brand new rail cars to the red line today.
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the 7000 series trains will leave the shady grove metro station in a few hours from now. news4's megan mcgrath is at the station right now. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning yeah, these are new. they're high-tech. they're comfortable. 7000 series trains are coming to the red line in just a matter of hours this morning. a lot of excitement about that. now, 7:01 that's when the car is going to make its maiden voyage. you can get an idea of what the new car looks like, it's already riding on the blue line. but as i said, today is coming to the red line. riders are going to notice a big difference in terms of its look. it has blue interior. that's replacing the old orange and brown color scheme from the 1970s. that old musty carpet, well, that's gone too. the new car has non-skid flooring. there are flat screen message boards, also digital recorded announcements so you'll be able to hear the announcements a lot better as opposed to the
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muffled, garbled system we have grown accustomed to. each car -- so the car can fit more passengers. and of course the new 7000 series cars are safer. they're going to be replacing the old 1000 series cars which have not held up well in crashes. these new 7000 cars have a different design, they're much stronger and they're going to roll it out here on the red line 7:01. we're going to be on board. we'll also be talking to passengers and see what they think. pack to you -- in the studio. >> thank you. 5:06 is your time. just when you thought the water was safe, shark attack. a shark bites a boy in florida. plus what's next for triple crown winner american pharoah. taking a look outside right now. calm, but expecting changes. we'll get to your bus sto
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a 10-year-old boy is recovering this morning from a shark bite. it happened at cocoa beach in florida. the boy had to be flown to orlando for treatment. you can see him being taken by helicopter. lifeguards say they saw the boy and dashed into action. police say it's one of the worst bites they have seen. american pharoah now getting ready for his victory lap. everybody wants to see the horse that won the triple crown. american pharoah just the 12th horse ever to win the kentucky derby, the preakness and the belmont stakes.
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he's in kentucky right now where you can see he seemed to enjoy a back at home bath. this weekend trainers will parade american pharoah around the racetrack at churchill downs. some of his young fans to say congratulations to him. >> we know how they celebrate, they have a nice path. >> i think that's a good way to do it. >> all the traveling and racing. all right time to look at the. we have been talking about a cool start to the day. severe weather headed our way. tom kierein with the latest. >> yeah. that's not until this afternoon. the first light of dawn showing up in the eastern horizon. live view from the tower camera. waiting for the bunch on the metro, you eel be comfortable in -- you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. between 8:00 and 9:00, jumping up to the mid 60s. rather humid as well. later today, that's when you'll likely need an umbrella for the afternoon. now, for the morning and midday,
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sunglasses and you'll be comfortable in short sleeves all day. but later in the afternoon that likely storms are going to move on through. a look at the hour by hour timing of that. that's coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 5:21. now we have had some problems with some construction overnight that may be causing some delays. melissa is here now with a look at that with your first 4 traffic on this morning. >> good old morning road work. inner loop at 95, one right lane is blocked. a warning as we widen out a bit as you look at the beltway, no major problems. everything is green and rolling along just line. we like that of course. taking a look here at prince george's county. overall nice and green. in is one problem -- this is one problem somebody tweeted to us inbound river road at wilson. all the way from the beltway up to wittier your right side is taken up with road work. back in ten minutes.
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>> thanks, melissa. ahead on "news4 today," how a boy is honoring his mother who was killed on memorial day in the district. and h
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this just in to the news4 live desk. a plane from our area skids off the runway as it lands in buffalo. these are photos from twitter. mesa airlines flight 3796 left from dulles, arrived to buffalo international airport last night and then skidded off the runway when it landed. mesa airlines flight was operating under united airlines. a spokesperson says it was high winds that caused the plane to leave the runway. 69 passengers on board, three crew members were told everybody -- we're told that everybody is okay. a police officer in texas is now on leave because of this
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video. take a look. you can see the officer in the middle wrestling a teenage girl to the ground outside of a community pool. he then pulls out his gun on two other unarmed teens. this happened outside of dallas. you can see others arrive on the scene. the officer is on leave while the department investigates what happened. a 20-year-old pilot showed a lot of skill after landing his plane on a highway. imagine driving down the beltway and see something like this. the engine on the plane started to go out last night somewhere south of san jose. he stayed calm. he was able to bring the plane down safely on highway 101. he even managed to avoid the power lines that run along the road. something that his three other passengers were extremely grateful for. a fan favorite from "the voice" known for his soulful singing has died. friends say anthony riley took his own life on friday. he made it all the way to the battlegrounds on "the voice." pharrell williams was his coach.
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he ended up leaving in january to deal with substance abuse issues. he was a fixture in philadelphia center city and sang outside the terminal market and independence hall for tips. he was 28 years old. a d.c. community came together in a special way to remember a mother who died. tamara gliss' funeral was this weekend. someone shot and killed her on memorial day. her friends and family held a kick ball game in her honor. they played on 6th street north west right across from where that shooting happened. her son was one of those on the field. >> i feel bad, but also i feel happy and i feel happy because i know she's in a better place. i feel bad because she's gone. >> d.c. police say that gliss was barbecueing outside while she was shot. her friends and family believe if bullet was intended for someone else. there are vows to rebuild after a fire rips through a historic building in leesburg. the smoke began to fill the sky as the fire spread through the
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building. it has been home to the caulkins jewelers since the 1950s. no one was seriously hurt, but some pets died in the fire. people were devastated as they watched the flames shoot out. >> we had multiple men and women in the back, in the alley and the parking garage watching in horror as that second story went up in a conflagration. >> damage from the fire could total up to $500,000. it was a special tribute to honor maryland's firefighters who have died in the line of duty. that is a maryland state police helicopter flying over the memorial park in annapolis yesterday. the ceremony there honored five firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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their names were added to the wall of honor there. this was the tenth year for that memorial ceremony. pikebikers in texas are pushing for the release of 177 people released from the jail. the sons of liberty riders rode there in the hundreds. they say their friends are innocent and they have been stuck in jail for weeks because they can't afford the bail. police arrested a staggering 177 people and it's still unclear what led to that shoot-out. russia and qatar are hosting -- their hosting rights for world cup soccer are hanging in balance. if there is evidence either nation bought votes from fifa leaders they could lose the right to host the tournament. that's according to the swiss newspaper. they have denied any wrongdoing in the bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. fifa did not immediately respond to a request for comment. we are told a golf fan will be okay after a golf ball hit him in the head.
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take a look at this shot at a tournament in ohio. it goes in the wrong direction right into the crowd. hit a man in the head. medics checked him out for a concussion. they say he'll be fine. he met the fan and gave him a signed glove. an update now on a woman who was hit in the head -- at a baseball game. boston police say that tonya carpenter is expected to survive a baseball bat hit her at the red sox game in boston on friday night. carpenter had emergency surgery over the weekend. she's in serious condition right now. her friends started several gofundme pages to help with the medical expenses. find a link on the nbc washington app. all right. now time to look at our forecast. we haven't had a lot of severe weather this spring so far. >> but today might be the day it seems. as we look outside this is the calm before the storm. it will be a rough afternoon you think, tom? >> yeah, it's looking more and more likely now. it's off to a calm start
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overlooking the monuments on this monday morning. we have got a partly cloudy sky. a little more humid this morning and our temperatures are in the 60s. our severe risks for the afternoon it's fairly low risk for any tornadoes, but a medium risk for high winds and heavy rain in a moderate -- and a moderate risk for some hail as well as storms will be rolling on through later this afternoon. right now mild and rather muggy. we're in the 60s from the bay all the way to the mountains including shenandoah valley. nearby suburbs and later today in the morning hours in the 60s through 8:00. low 80s by noontime and partly cloudy and then storms likely coming through. all of this coming from the cluster of showers and thundershowers way out in the midwest right now. that's tracking east and getting close to us. here's the hour by hour timing
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on that. no problems at all until 4:00 this afternoon. clouds on the increase by this afternoon. that's when we'll see some thunderstorms move into the shenandoah valley and then they move on through. then by 6:00 p.m., into northern virginia, nearby suburbs in maryland between 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 p.m. that's when the storms come through with heavy downpours thunder and lightning. after 9:00 that things settle down. maybe some lingering showers around 11:00 tonight. then in the low 70s and turning noticeably less humid tomorrow. then, heating up and humidity returns into midweek. in fact into the 90s on thursday and friday and into saturday. our hottest days of the year so far could get afternoon storms on saturday. next weather and traffic on the 1s your drive time forecast for this monday. now melissa is looking at two new crashes. >> two brand new crashes.
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the first one on 355 at finger board road right there at that intersection of urban that and 80. a warning there. and then springfield westbound edsall, this is off to the side of the road now. at backlick road, nothing to worry about too much this morning. 270, democracy no problems there. no problems into town or out of town. 95 at 234 this is the camera we're seeing a second ago. 95 at 234 northbound, southbound everything rolling along quite nicely. prince george's county a look at prince george's county coming up in a couple of minutes. right now, no problems of any problems. back in a few. thanks, melissa. in news4 your health now, children are taken to the hospital every year for concussion, but now new systems to treat brain injuries. when a person has a head injury some of the mental faculties are
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injured or slowed. this system helps to retrain the brain with a game-like whack a mole. >> it overwhelms the brain in a very good way and gives you that really good training effect. >> experts emphasize this is one treatment program out of many to help those with concussions. and one other positive for it, it can be fun for kids. doctors discovered a blood test that could discover cancer. researchers in england found abnormal cells while checking pregnant mothers' blood. the women with abnormal cells had -- they all had cancer. the researchers say this discovery could lead to new noninvasive ways to test for cancer in the future. your cell phone may be great for taking selfies and texting, but it may not be the best choice for documenting your family's summer vacations. one way to upgrade is with a snap-on lens. apps can edit your pictures on your phone.
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one thing you'll want to avoid is relying on your zoom. >> you zoom in using the digital zoom on the smartphone, that's going to degrade image quality because of the type of zoom it is. >> if you're headed to galleries or museums, be sure to leave that selfie stick in your car. they are banned from most exhibits. >> because if you hit me with the selfie stick we'll have a problem. that's why you don't take them to museums. >> because of you. >> it becomes an issue yes. later today you'll hear a lot of people talking about apple again. the tech giant is hosting its worldwide developers conference in san francisco. apple expected to unveil a new music streaming service. "wall street journal" says it comes at a time when more people are streaming instead of downloading songs. other predictions are operating systems for your iphone and enhancements to apple pay. one thing we won't see is a new apple tv.
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>> all right. >> don't know what to -- we know what to expect now. 5:26. right now, president obama is in germany meeting with top leaders. we're live with his plan for the g-7 summit. and dennis hastert is expected in court this week following his indictment. look at the radar a line of storms is headed o
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:30. a confrontation between police and people at a concert at new york city. police were in riot gear in new york city. this happened at a sold-out summer jam. and a man set to stand trial in fairfax county. and the new 7000 series will hit the track at 7:00 this morning. we'll have more stories for you on "news4 today," but first, good morning. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get to tom and your drive time forecast. >> it is a pleasant morning. good morning. here's a live view from the
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storm team 4 tower camera. a few blue clouds in a pink sky. starting off under the clouds it is rather humid. temperatures are in the 60s from the shenandoah valley to the bay. petersburg is now at 73. so this mild air coming in on a southwesterly flow bringing in some increased humidity. now driving today for the morning and midday, no problems weatherwise. but it's during the afternoon when you're heading back home, caution because of some storms coming through during the afternoon. dry roads for the morning commute, in the upper 60s. then for the afternoon commute should be in the mid 80s. but many area roads will be wet by later this afternoon. coming up next on weather and traffic on the 1s, a look at your walk to work forecast for this monday morning. melissa is talking about some crashes and now we have a water main break. >> this is in southeast washington. take a look at this. we're talking about alabama avenue there at stanton road. right now, d.c. water on the
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way. we spoke with them and police. this is probably an issue for some time. sounds like a pretty significant situation there this morning. so we'll keep you updated there. 270 at montrose no problems northbound. southbound here looking good as well, all the way down the spur. no big issues there. 355 at finger board road, a crash is blocking some lanes in the intersection. 95 northbound here in dale city, going to be your slowest spot going about 25 miles per hour right now. 66 into and out of town looking quite good this morning. then another crash to remind you of westbound edsall at backlick, that is out of the roadway. good news there. look at 95 in maryland coming up. >> thanks, melissa. developing this morning president obama is in germany right now pressing global powers for continued sanctions against russia. building a united front won't be easy though. nbc's edward lawrence is live on capitol hill with the look at what the white house is trying to achieve. edward, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, eun. they're looking for a consensus. this is a two-day summit where the world leaders will talk about increasing trade and terrorism, but the russia issue will dominate these talks. now, the president tried to lighten the mood in his opening statement. he used a little german and asked if the event should be moved outside to enjoy the weather and have a beer. behind the laughter were serious undertones with serious issues to address. the g-7 leaders will talk about a unified message against russia for its role in helping rebels to trying to overthrow ukraine. russia denies any role in doing that, saying any russian soldier fighting for the rebels is a volunteer there. the president will try to extend european union economic sanctions that will expire at the end of july against russia. the summit is allowing world leaders to talk about isis. england announced it's sending military trainers to help the iraqi army combat the threat there. but the real issue for the president and all of the leaders
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here they'll be discussing russia and that's going to be on the event for today tomorrow and also in the summit that's happening in 2016 to update what's going on. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence. back to you, eun. >> thank you. 5:33 is our time right now. this morning a multimillion dollar crystal city housing facility designed to house immigrants is not being used. thousands of immigrants were supposed to live and work in the building as part of president obama's immigration plan. it kept millions from being deported but this program has stalled after 26 states sued the administration. former speaker of the house dennis hastert will be in federal court tomorrow. he is facing accusations that he lied to the fbi. before his political career, hastert was a scout leader, teacher and wrestling coach. hastert was said to have had a sexual relationship with a student and then paid him not to talk about what happened. beginning today, a u.s.
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marine will be tried for the third time over the 2006 killing of an iraqi citizen. this is according to "the l.a. times." sergeant lawrence hutchins iii is accused of murdering an iraqi man in order to warn others not to plant roadside bombs. appeals courts have overturned his conviction twice. six other marines and a navy corpsman were convicted. several say they believe the killing was brutal but saved lives. today the navy will posthumously award their second highest award to a marine. he was killed in fallujah in 2004. today, the family will receive his navy cross on his behalf. the family says he deserves it for covering a grenade with his body and saving other troops. peralta was not conscious when he smothered the grenade. the medal of honor is the highest award on the battlefield. employees at one local company will have a special guest today.
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maryland senator ben cardin will tour the thompson creek window company. he is expected to talk about job creation there. this comes as this company builds a new $20 million building in upper marlborough which will allow for about 150 new positions. today the montgomery county transportation and environment committee will review three bills that would improve taxi service in the county. among them places uber and subsidies under state regulation, meaning all the drivers would have to undergo background checks. that meeting is at 9:30. 5:35 right now. thousands of students are waiting to see what will happen with their s.a.t. scores. they discovered a problem while taking the exam this weekend. the students manual said they had 25 minutes to complete win section of the test, however, the proctor's books said they had 20 minutes. a five minutes different there. the college board sayid it's trying to figure out the
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problem. children will bring the -- will bring it in the kitchen. nine teams from all over the country here for the cooking up change competition. the student chefs have to create a nutritious meal on a tight budget. their meal will be judged by a panel of experts and celebrity chefs. we'll know who won later this evening. good luck. >> why do i never get called to judge these? i'll go through and taste everything that is cooked. they call me for the math stuff, but not for the food. >> they call me for the food. >> of course. 5:36 right now. dangling off the edge of a cliff. how rescuers rescued a 19-year-old. and what's causing this fire in the sky? plus storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell will have your walk to work forecast after this.
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hearing on the issue. that meeting begins at 6:30. a dazzling display drawing thousands of visitors to smoky mountains. you can see the fire flies twinkling in the sky. they use the lights to communicate with each other apparently. the male starts off by flashing his light pattern, then the female responds with her light. that happens only two weeks a year for the fire flies. cool. i didn't know that happened. >> interesting stuff. i'm going to keep it clean. >> 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. let's turn to chuck bell with your out the door forecast. hey, chuck. >> good morning. fire flies, you know, got to find love some time of the year those are the magic two weeks to them. good luck to them. they're sending out the morse code flash. for us in woodbridge, a beautiful day, the sun is about ready to come up in the eastern sky. the slug line here, down to three lonely gentlemen and a
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couple of folks earlier. general check of the survey, about about 50% of the people have their umbrellas with them. you may want to go ahead and make that change in your plans today and have your umbrella ready to go i've got my storm team 4 weather app all fired up. heavier rain showers in pennsylvania are headed to new york and they could cause flight delays. and then heavier ones out in indiana, that will be impacting the second half of our day today. so just be advised there's a chance for thunderstorms coming up. some of them could be strong to severe. we actually do have a slight risk from the storm prediction center folks out in norman, oklahoma, under a slight risk for severe weather. i-81 corridor between about 2:00 or 3:00. and some of the storms could be a little on the strong side, so stay with nbc washington's app or stay with us right there on the air.
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all right, so you're on your way out the door this morning heading on out to walk in to work and school. heading out this morning temperatures are in the 60s. 63 here in woodbridge. most areas warmer than us and by later on this afternoon temperatures will be up into the mid 80s. that comes with a significant chance of thunderstorms coming through. if you don't have your umbrella, rely on good old fashioned luck. don't make that mistake. another update on a breaking crash on the commute in to work and school this morning. for more on that, let's go over to melissa mollet. good morning. >> got an update on this crash. this is the one in the urbana area we talked about earlier. 355 there. a little closer to big woods road than 80 than finger board road. that road is completely shut down because of the crash there. a serious accident as they try to get that out of the way. an accident on kenilworth avenue, you don't see it, but a
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little warning there. alabama avenue, southeast, a water main break. another warning there. green line delays in both directions because of an issue at the navy yard station. 66 at compton road, eastbound and westbound, everything is rolling along nicely. colesville road pretty light volume this morning. nothing looking too bad there. 66 overall, pretty light volume here. no issues here around 5:45 this morning. taking a look at 95 northbound through dale city a little slow in dale city. that's probably the slowest spot around town. looking here to the north 29, 95 and then b.w. parkway into and out of town, all of those routes rolling just fine. back in ten minutes. thank you, melissa. it's 5:43. two of the best places to retire are here in our region. and what casinos are cutting back on slot machines. a look at the newest princess. the little royal and photogra
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you're watching "news4 today." >> it is a national day of mourning in malaysia today. 16 people died in the earthquake there last week. i measure -- it measured 5.9 on the richter scale. search crews are still looking for two missing climbers. a 19-year-old almost fell off the side of a cliff in oregon during a hike with her sister. april meades lost her footing as she came down the trail and started to slide down toward the cliff. she managed to grab on to the branch there for 45 minutes she held on, dangling 100 feet off the edge. eventually, a group of hikers helped to pull the 19-year-old to safety. >> the only thought i had in my head was my life is over. this is it. all five of them risked their lives to save me and if they wouldn't have been there, i don't know what would have happened. i can't even imagine what would
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have happened. >> the hikers made a rope out of clothing. they tied one end to meades and pulled her off the cliff. crews in california are nearly done cleaning up a coastline affected by the oil spill. this comes amid new questions for the lawmakers for the company that built the coastline. they said that the spill was unlikely because of the technology and safeguards. it's california's largest oil spill in 25 years. 96 miles of the coastline are affected. the rate of abortions has fallen in nearly every state in the u.s. over the last five years, according to the associated press. the a.p. said nationwide rates have fallen 12%. the biggest changes are in states where new laws make it harder to have an abortion. abortion rights advocates say it's due in part to better access to contraception. others say there's a shift in social attitudes with more women choosing to carry their
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pregnancies to term. you won't see as many slot machines the next time you go to the casino in maryland. the casinos are all getting rid of a lot of the machines. according to "the washington post," they want more room for table games. table games are also taxed less by the state. the casinos have removed more than 1,300 slot machines so far. organizers for one of the biggest sporting events in our area are scrambling to meet a deadline now. the uci road world championships is 100 days away. more than 20 miles of the route in richmond still has yet to be paved. that event is expected to bring more than 450,000 people to the area. organizers have to complete a transportation plan that includes street closings and transporting people from race site to race site. young people have been flocking to the nation's capital, but this morning we're learning that they're not the only ones headed to our area. a new survey by bank rate.com
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says arlington and alexandria rank number two on best places to retire. it ranks based on weather health care, walkability and other factors. the two northern virginia communities are the only places on the east coast to make the top five. phoenix came in at the top of that list. very cool. >> very easy to settle in virginia. i can tell you that for sure, growing up in richmond. a lot of people make it home. well, pope francis hosted argentina's president at the vatican. they met privately for about 30 minutes. the president gave the pontiff several gifts including a painting of the late bishop. romero was murdered in 1980 and he was recently beatified by the pope. tropical storm blanca will bring heavy rains to baja, california, later. it's been downgraded to a tropical depression. the high winds, lightning and
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20-foot surf are all a possibility today into tomorrow. coming up on 5:51 right now. that's not a part of our hurricane season or hurricane storms. but people are watching this. >> it could be bringing some much-needed rain to southern california too. here, we have a risk of some severe storms later tonight, but right now off to the calm start. we have half a moon hanging in the sky. a live look this morning. go ahead and howl if you'd like. we may have some howling winds by later this afternoon. as we take a look at the severe risk for the day, we will have between 4:00 and 11:00 p.m. a risk of high winds and heavy rains. a much lower risk of tornados that would be late afternoon and some hail is possible from some of the storms. but it's a low risk. but the main threat is high winds and heavy rain as storms
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move on through. right now 60s, panhandle of west virginia. shenandoah valley and the mountains. mid 60s around the chesapeake bay and all of this coming from a front that's triggering showers and thundershowers here. indiana and illinois, that's moving our way later this afternoon. the main risk zone in yellow zone is where we'll have a possibility of the severe weather. that's north and west of the moat row area. we're fine through the midday and until 2:00 or 3:00. around 4:00 in the afternoon that we'll have some thunderstorms moving into the shenandoah valley. up into washington and frederick counties in maryland. then between 6:00 p.m. through around 9:00 to 10:00 p.m., that's when we'll have the risk of some strong storms, northern virginia and maryland rolling on through. after that, things will be settling down, maybe a lingering shower by 11:00.
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and by noon, low 80s. the storms will move on through in the mid afternoon. tomorrow, into the mid 80s. lower humidity moves in. might get an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon. then the heat builds and humidity returns and the hottest days may be thursday, friday saturday. into the low to mid 90s. some storms on saturday afternoon. a look at the next six hours, next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:01. melissa is looking at the monday morning commute. >> not looking so hot right now. 355 at big woods road in the urbana area. we have the chopper showing us what's going on there. but the latest information is that the road is closed because of the crash. off ramp off kenilworth a closure there. alabama avenue at stanton road in southeast still have that water main break from earlier and then the green line delays in both directions. they're still hanging on because of the earlier problem.
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wide look at things, beltway looking pretty good. of course the inner loop of the beltway as you approach pennsylvania avenue, you can see it looks slow here for us this morning. and then taking a look now at 95 in maryland as you're headed southbound actually looking here pretty good as you're passing 32. same thing as you're headed northbound. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car for the latest on traffic this morning. we hope to have the chopper over the crash in urbana. 5:54. you could be saving some money at the pump in time for the fourth of july get away. after a slight price surge a dip could be coming pretty soon. experts say the recent jump is normal for this time of year as refineries change over to the summertime fuel blend. they say once the prices drop we could see the cheapest summertime gas prices since 2009. on your way to work gas in the district averaging $2.86 a gallon right now. in maryland, a gallon of regular unleaded runs about $2.72 on average. across virginia that average is
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$2.53. in west virginia, it's about $2.76. people buying new cars are going for smaller engines. this morning ford says two-thirds of people bought the f-150 pickup truck opted for one with the v-6 engine. compare that to when the majority of pickup drivers were buying it with v-8 engines. car buyers are ready to downside. apple is holding the annual developer's conference today. cnbc's landon dowdy is live with that and more for your money. >> good morning to you. apple holds the developers conference in san francisco today. analysts expect the company to preview a new version of the ios 9 with major updates to maps for the ipad. they're expected to unveil the radio service and new tools to develop apps for the apple watch. and may integrate apple pay into the customer rewards program.
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time to make and deliver the doughnuts. the ceo of dunkin' donuts tells cnbc they plan to have mobile ordering later on this year. he says the trend in this country is convenience and delivery plays toward that. dunkin' donuts has about 20% of the coffee and doughnut market. >> thank you. it's hard to keep track of all the changes and the future changes coming to the tyson area, but tonight you can attend an open house to keep you up to date. it will be held at freedom hill elementary school. county staff and developers will talk about on going transportation and transit improvements as well as park plans. a big thank you to everybody who celebrated fairfax with news4 this weekend. or very own melissa mollet and jim culver and jim handly were there this weekend. they served up food and fun and activity. there's a pony. >> a real pony?
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>> yeah. not that that's a dog. okay. >> every day ended with some fireworks. next year, if you didn't get a chance to come out this year. princess charlotte is a little more than a month old and already posing for the camera. prince george seems to be taking his big brother role pretty well. look at the adorable photos. kensington palace released the photos of him holding and kissing the baby sister. his world will be rocked once he realizes she is here to stay. their mom snapped the photos. new this morning, a plane from our area skidding off the runway in buffalo. we'll bring you an update, straight ahead at 6:00 a.m. seeing red, why some metro riders will be upset they don't get to take the new 7000 car to work this morning.
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"news4 today" starts now. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. now at 6:00, the man accused of killitrial, but not for that trial. the case is expected to get underway today against jesse matthew. >> we watched them roll into town on friday.
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now we will watch you take a spin on them this morning. where the 7000 cars are hitting metro. first a look at storm team 4 radar. the system that could bring some severe weather our way. let's send things right over to tom kierein for the latest forecast. >> yeah, it's way out in indiana, illinois, now. getting a few high clouds drifting over the metro area. a live view starting off this monday morning with mild temperatures. a stormy afternoon. your weather headline, a warmer pattern moving in the rest of this week. certainly feeling summer like the rest of the week. right now a cool start. low 60s, montgomery fairfax counties, alexandria, arlington falls church and the district, mid 60s. mid 60s around the chesapeake bay. most of the rural areas are generally in the low 60s this morning. you will notice the humidity has increased overnight. we'll have temperatures near 70 by 8:00 a.m. by 10:00 the mid 70s and by

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