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we welcome you to news 4 today on this saturday. thousands are here for peak blossoms of the cherry blossom festival. tom kierein is tracking cooler temperatures. tom, might be a good idea to bring a sweater out there. >> yeah. or your winter coat. it feels wintery cold. it is down in the 30s under a clear blue sky. looking off toward the north into montgomery county. a view of the tidal basin. cool temperatures will keep them at peak color for a little bit longer. they are going to be refrigerated the next day or so so. clear, cold morning. sunny and cool afternoon on the on way. easter sunday looking cloudy and cool. a few chances for light sprinkles tomorrow morning. tom, thank you. breaking news out of fairfax county.
alexandria section of the county. police were called to celtic drive. they found a man stabbed in the leg. no word on on a suspect on or motive here. >> and now alcohol may be a factor in a deadly crash in charles county. maryland state police were called to route 5 roosevelt place on thursday night at 9:00. police say the driver of an suv failed to yield as he was trying to cross lanes southbound on route 5. the motorcycle crashed into the side of the suv. the motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. and a developing story out of alexandria. an evening at the carnival turned scary after one person was stabbed. this was at the opening night of the mall carnival in the city of alexandria. the victim rushed to the hospital, expected to be okay. the suspect is in pole
it appears the two knew each other. as of now the carnival is set to continue today. the latest in the race for the whose white house. washington state, alaska and hawaii all hold their democratic caucuses today. bernie sanders has been focusing heavily on the pacific northwest, where he thinks he can pick up much needed delegates to cut hillary clinton's lead. and the battle on the gop side continues to brew this morning. front-runner donald trump is still denying any connection to the tabloid story that alleges ted cruz has multiple affairs. cruz is accusing trump of planting the story in the national enquirer, claiming the texas senator has had affairs with five women. one of them is a trump spokeswoman and former cruz ally. she said the story is 100% false. meanwhile, cruz is lashing out at trump.
is convincing millions of americans that this man would be an embarrassment as a president. we don't want a president who practices sleaze and slime. >> and you can bet there will be a lot to talk about tomorrow on "meet the press". moderator chuck todd will talk to bernie sanders and john kasich. sunday at 10:30 right after news 4 today. after this past week's terror attacks, investigators have confirmed one of the suicide bombers at the brussels airport made explosive vests for the paris attacks.
sala abdeslam warned police were attacks were on the way. singer mariah carey canceling performances in the wake of tuesday's attacks. the pentagon said the second in command of isis has been killed. haji imam had a $7 million price tag on his head. special forces landed inside syria on thursday, waited for imam's car, and killed him. along with three others in a firefight. experts think his death will hurt their funding. the pentagon is moving to add to the number of troops to support the ground war against isis. before that can happen, the chairman of the joint chiefs still has to discuss it with president obama. officials have not said how big of an increase they're pushing for.
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thousands are expected to hit the tidal basin today to take a look at the blooms. news 4's derrick ward has more on what's going on today. good morning, derrick. >> reporter: good morning. well, you can see that the people are already here. i don't think they're going to wait. a lot of people thought it was a good time to get an early start. a lot of people are indeed here. you already notice the traffic around the tidal basin. this is the main attraction, the blooms. it was a little bit after the prediction
with the sunny weather that we're having. this is the kickoff of the big day for the festival. and the big event until it ends in april. we heard about events from diana mayhew. >> it is great to go to the national museum. we have many, many activities for children. hands-on crafts. the park service will be there about their celebration. and then continue at 5:00 to the warner theater for opening ceremonies. ? security is always concerned with things happening down here. they always work with the park to make sure events like this go on. people are able to come down and enjoy. that's on everybody's mind today, having a good time. certainly a good back ground to do it. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. derrick, thanks. a
passengers heading to the bahamas yesterday. the front landing gear, something went wrong, malfunctioned, did not fully extend. a viewer sent us this of the landing. it had its nose on the run way. those on board said it was nerve-racking. i got really scared and started crying. >> we were just flying around in circles. >> it was pretty scary. >> yeah. general consensus, scary. close call. the passengers and crew will be just fine. the flight attendant and former beauty queen accused of ditching $3 million of cocaine will be sent back to california. marcia reynolds turned herself into police in new york days after she left two roller bags full of drugs at lax and ran barefoot from the airport. a new york judge set bail at $50
reynolds worked for jet blue. if she is found to be guilty she is looking at a minimum of 10 years in prison. a developing story this morning. flooded street and strapped drives after heavy rain hit florida's east coast. florida's atlantic university in boca raton closed early yesterday after water flooded the library and computer lab. north of the city, strong winds damaged 60 homes. roofs were torn off as winds at 45 miles per hour ripped through the area. >> thankfully we don't have that weather for us. it is a bit chilly out there. will the sun help get us up to the 60s. how you can dress the kids for the weekend. we are talking a big leadership change within metro. the new challenge as those of you who ride the rails will have to deal with more safety concerns and delays.
good morning. bright sunshine. it is feeling wintery cold on this saturday morning. temperatures into the 30s western, northern suburbs. around the bay, hovering right around 40 degrees. storm team 4 radar not showing rain anywhere in the vicinity. i have the latest look at our next chances of rain coming up in just a few minutes.
>> police in prince george's county are investigating a burglary near the university of maryland. it happened off campus across the street from the college park metro station. a female student at umd told police she heard noises coming from within the residence. then she saw someone inside the common area. the suspect left. no word if anything was taken. metro's top safety official is out. acting chief safety officer lou brown calling it quits after a year on the job. brown turned in his resignation friday. metro has had a hard time filling that position. the previous chief safety officer was publicly criticized by the metro board is and also resigned. another headache for metro riders. debris fire on the track stopped service on the orange and silver line on on friday. it wasn't a system power line issue like the one that caused last week's shutdown.
passengers say if it's not one thing it's another on the transit system. >> the past several years there have been lots of issues for the system. it is important that our infrastructure be updated and addressed. >> service was restored after a few hours. a gop senator going against his own. mark kirk set to be the first republican senator to meet with garland on tuesday he is the supreme court nominee after kirk took a shot at his republican colleagues for refusing to hold a senate hearing and vote on garland. he is expected to be 63-year-old chief judge from the district of columbia to replace the late antonin scalia who passed away inex tas last month. zookeepers at tampa's lowry park hid baskets filled with eggs throughout the orangutan exhibit yesterday. no chocolate eggs. just boiled eggs and fruit. the hunt is gn
stimulate the animals's sense and behavior. >> they don't even need the basket. they are just going at it. >> i love it. too cute. >> tom kierein with us. a lot of folks will be checking out the cherry blossoms today. we will need to larry out. >> dress like an orangutan. >> dressed like me. >> pink blossoms on megan's dress. looking out the window behind us, west potomac park. beautiful colors from the trees in full bloom around the washington monument, as well as many of the neighborhoods now around washington. here's your forecast for this saturday. looks like today is is the best day for that. we'll have the cold temperatures warming into the low to mid-60s by midafternoon with lots of sunshine. terrific day. easter sunday and the morning, upper 40s. might get a few
rain. high only around 60. today is the best day to get in your blossom viewing. maybe a brisk run, you'll need to larry up a bit. near 40 in washington. low to mid-40s around the bay. your exercise forecast for today, mid-50s by noon time. 60 by 1:00. it will warm quite quickly. mid 60s again 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. with lots of sunshine. just a little bit of a breeze coming in out of the north. and the trees are really starting to greenup is and producing a lot of pollen. i just took this photo in northwest washington 30 minutes ago. producing a lot of pollen. the tree pollen is in the high zone. pine, oak and maple tree pollen pre-t todominantl predominantly. and mold spores in the air. you probably feel like you are allergic. we might get a
tomorrow. cloudy and cool. afternoon highs around 60 degrees. monday, it looks like we will get pollen washing rain. that will be monday morning throughout midday. that may effect the egg roll at the white house. sun back in the afternoon. a blustery wind. highs in the auupper 60s. we're going to stay rather cool. 70s here in the seven-day outlook into the weekend. we'll be a little bit above average again on wednesday with highs mid-60s and partly cloudy. but another chance of some rain. it may get into the upper 60s on thursday. that's when we will likely get rain showers coming through. mainly morning on thursday. another surge of rain comes in on friday. maybe even lightning with afternoon highs on friday into
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i'm melissa mollet with our first 4 traffic. metro will be running pretty well this weekend because of heading down to the national mall to look at the cherry blossoms today and this weekend. very little track work happening this weekend, which is wonderful. regular weekend service on all of the lines. very limited track work. the only track work they are planning is after okay at night when ridership is very light. if you take pictures of the cherry blossoms, please share them with us. we can share them on all the social platforms. see you monday morning for news 4 today >> a measure aimed at keeping repeat drunk drivers off the road is one step closer to becoming law.
unanimously approved a bill called noah's law. the bill is named in honor of noah liotta, killed by a is suspected drunk driver last fall. >> a lot of folks looking ahead to summer. if you're thinking of renting a staycation property, you will want to hear this. it is costing millions of dollars. olivia stern has more on what you need to know to stop scammers from spoiling your vacation. >> four bedrooms, ocean views, $200 per night. shelly thought she found a vacation steal online. >> it was gorgeous. we looked at all the pictures. it was right on the beach. it was definitely in our price zone.
so we booked it. >> she wired money to a bank account in florida, packed up her two kids. when they arrived everything went wrong. i had a paper in my hand and said we have reservations for the week. they took the piece of paper and looked at it and started laughing. >> that listing she loved was never for rent. the manager recently turned away five people who fell for it too. >> the last one, though, was the hardest. they had two little children with them. they had no place to go. they had no vehicle. the cab dropped them off, and here they stood with nothing. it breaks my heart. >> an estimated 15 million scam reservations last year cost americans $1.3 billion. >> it's a tremendous problem here in florida. >> the attorney general of florida, pam bondi, is sending a warning. >> how often do you catch these people? >> if they are located in our state, we'oi
are out of the country. >> how can you avoid being scammed? google the address. make sure the listing wasn't just copied from a sales ad. speak to the property manager directly. and pay with a credit card so it's easier to track. as for shelly, this year she is looking forward to a stay cation. an suv in the parking lot of a dealership was hit by a chunk of ice you can see the cracked windshield there and a huge block of ice. it fell on the key qaa suv in mechanicsburg, pennsylvania area yesterday afternoon. investigators think it may have fallen from an airplane. luckily, no one was hurt. >> a late night craving turns into a full-on tantrum. this is the aoe pit
hangry. he was upset they closed 30 minutes earlier. taco bell workers pulled him out of his truck. the man is now charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle and vandalism. netflix says it has been sending lower quality to subscribers on at&t and verizon networks. they are doing it to help consumers from sur passing data caps. netflix says it will now introduce a data saver feature for apps that will allow more control over data usage when streaming. it is expected to be introduced in may. >> thousands of you are in town to enjoy peak bloom of the cherry blossoms. tom kierein is up next and why there may be a change in your money morning commute. >> officers off the job after a woman claimed she was asked to remov
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here's a look at the top stories we're following. police are investigating a deadly stabbing in alexandria. police in fairfax county were called to celtic drive shortly after 8:00 last night after a man was found with a stab wound to his leg. william martinez palma was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. now to the race for the white house. three caucuses set for the democrats today. we're talking alaska, hawaii, washington state. they will pick how many delegates go to hillary clinton or bernie sanders. and the blossoms are popping in the district. opening ceremony kicks off later today at the warner theater. thousands are expected to hit the tidal basin today to check out the blooms. >> megan and i talk to go a few of you already on live chat. many of you have gone out snapping awesome pictures. >> today is the day. and if you have them, share them. we want to see them. send them in.