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your tongue ...and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. ♪ tum, tum tum tum...♪ smoothies! only from tums. today many parts of our region will be under a winter weather warning or watch starting tonight. >> we're keeping an eye on the radar and the roads this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal will tell us what is coming our way and when. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff. today is sunday january 25th. ready for another round? >> let's go straight to storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal. >> a winter storm warning will begin for the panhandle of west virginia washington county and maryland and frederick county virginia this morning. that will run through tomorrow night.
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all the counties you're seeing in pink will be under that warning. a winter storm watch will begin this evening. that's going to run through monday evening for hour ward loudoun county northern fauquier county and all of frederick county maryland. rain and showers arrive in the early evening hours and overnight tonight. during the day today we're looking at mainly all snow very little rain chances mixing in, especially in the d.c. metro area. delays are likely because of that tomorrow morning. we'll continue to track this storm system very tricky storm system. coming up in ten minutes, i'll have your full forecast on how much snow you could be expecting in your neighborhood. this is the storm here moving through illinois and air areas to the best. snow totals in ten minutes, adam. >> thanks amelia. >> with this next round of winter weather coming our way, road crews are gearing up. at 4:00 the d.c. snow team will
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deploy, more than 200 trucks will hit the roads. more trucks could join them during tomorrow morning's rush hour. homeowners are being asked to treat your sidewalks before the storm starts. you can get the latest forecast in our nbc washington app. download it on your smart phone. "news 4 today" will start early monday morning at 4:00 a.m. we'll keep you posted on any school closings delays and what's happening during the morning commute. >> new this morning, we're whack working to find out how a mab is doing after being stabbed at a metro station. it happed jt after 11:00 p.m. metro tells us that the man was stabbed in the back. police do have suspects. they're questioning them right now. the victim was rushed to the hospital. >> someone was shot in northeast d.c. overnight. we're working to find out his or her condition right now. it happened on h street
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northeast at 9th street. police don't h out for a suspect but they do for a vehicle, a black suv possibly with a redskins logo in the back window. if you know anything at all, call police. >> today search crew also be working against the clock to find the six lths and final person killed in that mansion fire in annapolis. so far five bodies have been recovered. the home burned down last week. their grandchildren were spending the night with them. lexi and katy were 8 and 7. charlotte was also 8 and wes was 6 years old. the atf is expected to release a cause of a fire tomorrow. this morning in prince george's county firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze that tore through a condo complex forcing 18 people from their homes. we first brought you this on "news 4 today." the fire broke out at chelsea wood condos. niece 4's molette green shows us
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how hoarding may lead investigators to a cause. >> reporter: fire forced six families to run out of the chelsea wood condominiums on greenbelt rode with little more than the clothes on their backs. >> we had a loud bang on the door we opened the door smoke was coming out. everybody grabbed their coat and they were running out. >> reporter: the blaze broke out just before 5:00 a.m. when many residents in this three-story building were sleeping. >> we woke up because we were smelling smoke. we grabbed my son and i went ahead and knocked on other people's doors so they can get out. >> it was a devastating fire. fortunately no one was seriously injured. one resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. >> described as a man in his 80s climbed out of a window to safety. prince george's county say the fire started in his terrace level condo where possible
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hoarding conditions existed and made it tricky to knock down the flames. >> that amount of materials is nothing but fuel for the fire. the fire grew in intensity very quickly and rapidly extended up to the upper floors. >> we just thank god that we're out. life is more important than property. >> that was molette green reporting. the condominium's insurance policy will take care of the structural damage. the 18 people forced out are on the hook for the personal property they lost. the red cross is helping the displaced residents. right now the japanese government says it is working to verify a video by isis showing a hostage being killed. the japanese prime minister says he believes it was authe and called the killing inadmissible. president obama also reacting condemning the murder and says the u.s. stands shoulder to shoulder with japan. isis is also holding a second japanese hostage, a journalist.
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and the group sayst plans to kill him as well. the president is meeting with the prime minister in india. president obama and the first lady arrived in india around 11:00 p.m. our time. it was around 10:00 in the morning in india then. the president honored gandhi at a memorial a few hours ago. he'll attend a parade tomorrow. some pre hopefuls are already working to jump start their 2016 campaigns. many made their case in iowa which is one of the first primary states. nbc's kelly o'donnell takes us to the freedom summit. >> hundreds of iowa conservatives lined up early to kickoff a republican search party. >> today's summit begins the 2016 iowa caucus season. >> reporter: candidates brought together by iowa's outspoken congressman, steve king. >> do you believe the next president of the united states
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will be speaking to you from this stage today? >> reporter: tea party favorite ted cruz. >> if you say you ap pose the president's unconstitutional executive am necessity, show many where you stood up and fought. >> reporter: to a newer voice, neurosurgeon ben carson. >> we cannot allow the progressives to shut us up through political correctness. >> reporter: with sleeves rolled up wisconsin governor scott walker sounded like he's already in. >> i'm hopeful to work together with you to help us provide that kind of leadership that is new and fresh and bold and aggressive that's been proven. >> reporter: donald trump used a news conference and the stage to try to preemptively fire mitt romney and jeb bush from the race. >> you can't have romney he choked. you can't have bush.
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>> reporter: neither romney or bush was here but bush hinted in his plans in california friday night. >> i'm seriously considering the possibility of running. >> reporter: chris christie came to prove that he and his record are conservative enough for iow republicans. >> two words for you. wide open. >> it's going to be interesting. >> still ahead, news 4 your health. >> the deadline for open enrollment will be here. signing up under d.c.'s health link. >> today is a weather alert day, taking a look outside. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal will let us know when you can how can i avoid maintenance
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right now you have exactly three weeks left to sign up for
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health insurance during open enrollment. the deadline is february 15th. in d.c. health officials are working to make sure everyone is covered. take a look. you can see they stopped by the best cuts barber shop on georgia avenue the other day. they say they're making a big push in black community where there are exceptionally low health insurance rates. not a bad start to our sunday. in fact today will be fairly nice but we've got this clipper loom sglg a little calm before the storm. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal. >> we need to work on timing and the exact snowfall totals but one thing is for sure we are going to be tracking accumulating snowfall across the area and delays are likely tomorrow and potentially tuesday as well. but for the day today, the weather having a relatively low impact on your day. there could be isolated slick spots this morning, especially on bridges and overpasses from yesterday's rain. but we're dry for the bulk of
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today. cloudy skies, temperatures actually above average, rain and snow do arrive this evening. right now tracking temperatures in the upper 30s. 38 in washington 37 in gaithersburg. by 11:00 a.m. a temperature around 40. the early morning sunshine will quickly give way to cloudy skies. 3:00 p.m. still dry. showers could arrive as early as 5:00 p.m., but it looks like 7:00 before when rain and snow will cover the area. you'll notice this trend here on future weather, 7:00 p.m. rain in parts of loudown and frederick counties. by midnight we start to see the rain already changing over to snow for those of you in the winter storm watch and warning. this is the morning commute, 7:00 a.m. in washington snow maybe rain mixing in maybe rain in southern maryland and areas north of the district all snow potentially heavier spots of snow. we continue to track mainly
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snowy conditions throughout the day tomorrow into the evening hours. tomorrow night it doesn't end. still more snow potentially in the forecast and about a 40% chance we're seeing snowshowers tuesday, maybe earlier in the day. here are my updated snowfall totals. i'll be posting this to my facebook and twitter pages. the district area is looking at one to three by monday evening. three to six for northern montgomery county frederick and loudown county. hagerstown areas through martinsburg could see over five inches of snow. southern maryland you're looking at a dusting to one inch. the storm system will certainly have an impact on our day, the fly in the ointment if you will will be monday night where we could heavi bands of snow setting up. it impacts, slams the northeast as it moves away from the mid atlantic. that could add some to the snowfall totals maybe lingering
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showers tuesday. snowshowers, that is, a highf 34. of course because of the snow in the forecast for tomorrow tomorrow will be a weather alert day. we'll be starting "news 4 today" at 4:00 a.m. because of the snow bringing you the latest updates. tuesday, mostly sunny, tracking potentially another storm system thursday night into friday. this one looking to bring a rain-snow mixture. a high temperature on thursday of 39. friday a high of 38. next saturday partly sunny and a high of 35 angie. >> amelia thanks so much. definitely a lot to keep an eye on. next up we have "reporter's notebook,". >> we're back in 15 minutes. good morning, welcome to "reporter's notebook," i'm pat lawson muse. we begin this morning with metro safety changes. metro announced a number of changes in the waerk of the fatal smoke incident in a tra tunnel. the ntsb says ventilation fans in the tunnel did not work like they are supposed to.
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we've also learned communication failures contributed to the delay in rescuing passengers on board that train. effective immediately, train operators will be able to operate the ventilation system in their own trains without contacting central command and there will be clear signage on first responders which doors were emergency doors. joe, my question to you is what do you make the fact that metro's recommendation changes are happening so fast that the conclusions have been presented so quickly. >> clearly it's the pressure that's been put on the negative publicity, a death of a metro rider. as you were outlining what changes have taken place, what impresses me is immediately, which suggests that it was always there. these kind of systems sound rather complicated. how is it that you can do it
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immediately was this something we hadn't thought of over at metro before and we deplayed it. i get the sneaking suspicion, that a lot of this may have already been on the drawing board and he was an action that took place, a negative action that caused us to put it on a fast track. >> is that your read your take on this bremante? >> i think obviously politics plays a part in it. you have elmore nor holmes norton who is saying she wanted a quick investigation and a report to come out very quickly. to her credit putting that pressure on, she got that. we saw senators and congressmen from this area standing in front of the podium talking about what they wanted to see done and talka the report that came out. there's no way to take that out of the mix. beyond the accident once you have someone lose their life in the situation, i think the pressure was on metro. what they knew and how quickly
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they could move and whether that information was there already, again, i think there will be more reports that will come out that will probably be more in depth to let us know exactly what they knew. i think this was a case from a public relations standpoint that metro had to move had to move quickly and for that they should be given some credit. >> dave. >> a couple things. i was at the briefings. it was backward. the delegation came out and explained what they learned and then ntsb and metro came out. frankly, we got more out of the first session. many questions were deferred by the officials, well we're investigating it. we did learn at the first meeting that clearly members are losing patience. they're being as kind and gentle as they can, but they want answers and they don't want a repeat of this again. they thought they settled thungs after the debacle in 2009 the
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horrible metro accident then. they thought they put many in money and procedures and protocols that didn't see to work. they're worried about what metro is doing. we did find out, however, the connectivity the fact that the firefighters had changed and enhanced their radios but they didn't tell other people or let them know enough about it so they could respond in kind. you had two people not communicating. the firefighters were late. they were delayed getting into the smoke-filled tunnel. more was cleared on the smoke issue. it was smoke in the tunnel a situation in the tunnel that didn't get out and it was just a bad scene. beyond that we don't know much. we or not given any assurances that the investigation will be finished any time soon. >> in 2009 we saw the ntsb investigate the crash of a metro train and there were lots of recommendations. have we seen a lot of those
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steps taken since then? >> i think we've seen as many as possibly could be. but let's go back to last week. i think it was on "viewpoint" last week. it was congresswoman eleanor holmes norton said quite honestly there are some $16 million worth of improvements that have to be made. i wonder how much that plays into your question. these recommendations, and i go back to what's put on the drawing board, what's fast tracked, what's taped together because we just simply don't have the resources, and $16 million is nothing to sneeze at. >> met hiking bus and rail fares by a dime and cutting service. >> talking about the money, where is it coming from and how will it be allocated. that's more money coming in. from a public relations
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standpoint this is probably the worst time for that to be put on the table talking about hikes. we'll know that they'll come at some point down the road. >> did i say $16 million? i meant billion. i want to make that correction. >> i think they're going to have to think about that and what they're dealing with now, the pressure coming from congress that we've heard from this panel already. you put out front there's going to be a hike in rates, i think they may have to back off of that. >> this adds to their woes. telling people there's going to be fewer trains and more in the cash box, that's a public relations disaster. they have to work their way back on that one. >> the impact is going to be on working people. that's really the impact the people who are out here going to work in the morning and staying late. that's the sad thing, and their
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calories aren't going up. >> the biggest problem of all, what i'm picking up or people won't say officially on the record there seems to be something in metro that they're not getting the message. people aren't in jobs with enough training.d from a source protocols, things that make things safer, that make things work more efficiently. there doesn't seem to be a fallback. we used to talk about the district government why are they malfunctions. it wasn't the people at the top or the worker bees it was middle management that was the problem. i don't know what the problem is with metro but something isn't working. >> we've got to take a break. we'll be rig
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republican larry hogan was sworn in last week called for a new spirit of bipartisan cooperation and the end of
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partisan shouting in annapolis. he pledged to be a champion for taxpayers and the forgotten middle class. what did you think about the inauguration itself dave and the signals it sent out? >> i think people would agree it was a good inauguration. a lot of republicans in the stands cheering on their guy, yet, there was a bipartisan show there. all the leading democrats were also there on the podium. this is the last vestige of the honeymoon period. he said all the right things i want to work with everyone, i have a program. know his program is going to be cutting taxes, cutting spending. departments will be on the block. that day it was sweetness -- not sweetness and light but an optimism. i don't want to go too far on this but some people think hogan has a ronald reagan aura of republicanism in a sense that he's a friendly guy. you want to like the guy even if
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you don't agree with his policies. how far that gets him as opposed to what it got reagan remains to be scene. >> mike miller declared this as the start of a bipartisan renaissance in the state. how far do you think that's going to usher this new era along? >> it's all speculation. i really don't know. the reality is you'll find out in the first few weeks when the budget debates start. most budgets, whether the president's budget or the governor's budget usually are d.o.a. dead on arrival. the other side certainly has their constituents. i'm what humored at the fact that they said he has that ronald reagan likability. ronald reagan was a likable guy because he was an actor. he knew how to schmooze with people. remember it was ronald reagan
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that gave us this trickle-down economy that impacted the poor. so yeah tax cuts are nice to hear but then the question is tax cuts for who and then where there's tax cuts what programs have to be cut. that will be the real test and i think we'll find out in about two weeks. >> spending cuts and tax cuts at the same time bremante. >> he ran on not giving a whole lot of specifics during the campaign. >> that makes you like him. >> talk about the symbolism. he had chris christie who introduced him, a female judge who gave him the oath of office, the first time that's been done in this state. he's trying to come in with a softer image. he mentioned he's pro business wants to cut out $750 million, you already have a d princy saying we're worried and why? state senator j.j. peters said listen prince george's county was 85% against, 15% voted for
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him. you have to assume he's not going to leave a lot on the table for us. that's where you have folks in analysis very nervous, especially the democrats. >> a final thing. terry mcauliffe faced a similar problem in virginia and he's been hammer locked by the legislature. it remains to be seen what happens with larry hogan across the river in maryland. hundreds rallied this past week in washington to support the men and women in blue. the march was held to focus attention on the tough job that police have to do and it was in response to the wooif of demonstrations around the country following recent police shootings. the wives of local law enforcement officers organized this joe. they feel they have not gotten enough thanks enough gratitude and enough attention. >> i think it's important that you add their narrative to it. i think people sometimes look at it is this a counter to the protesters. at some point protesters
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police community, they all have to sit down at the table where the protesting has created now an opportunity to find a solution. the narrative was changed. yes, police officers have a very difficult job. there's no question. one line i think vice president biden used. police officers has a right to return home to their families safe. so their narrative should be heard. >> bremante? >> i think, too, we talked about imaging and what it means. any time you have the wives that are out there -- these aren't the officers whether there are men and women who are out there saying we're home we live this life also. i think that's very powerful other than just the officers out there protesting. >> to the extent that officers and families face a difficult time i think people would agree with that. the fact remains that when
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issu new york city come up they can't be forgotten. they have to be addressed, too, that's a very important part of the narrative. >> that's right. and good officers have to speak out when bad officers don't do the job they're supposed to do. >> christopher barry turned himself in the son of the late marion barry turned himself into police to face charges stemming from the angry outburst at a local bank charged with threatening a teller and destroying a security camera. he apologized last week and said i know i have a great responsibility as a leader in ward 8. i've committed to rise up and carry the torch in my father's willing see. >> there are a couple things very important. number one, he apologized. we talked about that he had to do it. the word legacy is very important heys i think it's hard to say it's not about christopher barry. it really is about the ward 8 voters now. what he's saying is i'm running
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on my father's legacy. will the ward 8 voters put him in office? he could buttress that with political skills and accomplishments where his son really doesn't have that to fall back on. what he has to fall back on is somewhat of a record of disruptive behavior. >> dave? >> he's got to show people he can do the kinds of father did. getting off on a situation like he did at the bank doed him. >> final word is he went in the courtroom with a sweatshirt with his father's image on it. number two, i'm glad he apologized. we suggee do it. finally, when it comes to legacy you have to remember his father's legacy was built -- somebody said this. one of the things you cannot transfer to your children is your reputation. >> thank you, gentlemen, and thank you. that's "reporter's notebook." stay with us. "n.
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another round of winter weather is headed our way. we have you covered, though. at 4:00 p.m. the d.c. snow team will fully deploy ahead of tonight's snowfall. more than 200 trucks will hit the roads to begin laying down the salt. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal will let you know what to expect. a man was stabbed on the platform level at the morgan boulevard metro station in landover last night. metro police say they have the knife and are questioning suspects. we're calling police to find out more about a shooting on h street overnight. this happened near 9th street northeast. police haven't said whether a man or woman was shot or what condition they're in right now. they say they're looking for a black suv possibly with a redskins logo in the back window. good morning everybody. welcome to "news 4 today" i'm
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angie goff. >> i'm adam tuss. today is sunday january 25, 2015. we're in for a tricky forecast. let's get to storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal. >> tonight rain and snow will make its way into the area. today we're dry, a high temperature of 47 degrees. as the rain starts to make its way in here temperatures still above freezing at 7:00 p.m. frederick, galthers burg, 36 droes at that point. as the sun goes down temperatures start to fall. frederick drops to 32 by midnight. gaithersburg not far behind. those of you especially in parts of montgomery and loudown counties already dealing with accumulating snowfall. by 6:00 a.m. notice washington flirting with the freezing mark as snow moves into the area or is already there. areas in blue you're under a winter storm watch and serious winter storm warning for the counties in pink this starts
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this evening through monday evening. i'll let you know when the storm system comes to an end in my full forecast in ten minutes. we are preparing for another round of winter weather headed our way. d.c. snow team fully deploys at 4:00 p.m. later today. as yu mentioned, the trucks will begin salting the roads and you're being asked to treat your own sidewalks. before the storm arrives, be sure to sign up for push alerts through our nbc washington app. we'll keep you updated on any school closings delays and what is happening during the monday morning commute. make sure you're following storm team 4 on facebook for the latest weather forecast. "news 4 today" is going to start early monday morning, starting at 4:00 a.m. we will keep you posted on any school closings the delays what's happening on the roads. it's going toob pretty tricky commute. >> this morning a maryland man
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is in jail charged with stealing more than $20,000 of jc penney merchandise. police say robert palmer was a driver for the department store and started taking things he was transported. they found stolen shoes, clothes and even appliances. ind c. police arrested 25 people in a prostitution sting in northwest washington not far from the washington convention center. police say some of the people they arrested were johns, people who solicit prostitutes. according to police one of the johns was carrying illegal drugs. d.c. mayor muriel bowser responding to the latest report of the deadly smoke incident on metro. department of homeland security released report about communication issues. metro had gone on the record saying the fire department
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changed some comnia cen control room without telling metro. the mayor responded to that. >> in fact our fire department and homeland security department believe it was equipment that is located in tunnels. >> we put the full report from d.c. on nbcwashington.com. metro says it believes the homeland security report is biased and says the investigation by the ntsb is the only impartial one. the d.c. fire department was also under scrutiny one year ago today. the day medrick mills collapsed outside a fire station. when the family asked for help firefighters told them to call 911. two firefighters were suspended. none were fired. mills lat died. today his family will 40e8d a candlelight vigil in the same area where he collapsed on rhode island avenue northeast. if you want to go the vigil begins at 6:30 p.m.
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today marks one year since the shooting at the columbia mall. today a white wreath will be laid into the center of the mall. the wreath is to remember the two who were working inside a store in the mall when police say darian marcus aguilar walked in and began shooting. he then turned the gun on himself. two memorial funds have been set up in the victims' honor. transportation officials want to ease congestion on i-66. one of the ideas they're considering, charging drivers in virginia. as news 4's derrick ward reports, it's all part of a bigger strategy to improve traffic flow. >> reporter: i-66 west from the beltway, at night, smooth sailing. at rush hour the difference is day. vdot is looking at ways to make smooth sailing a little more
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common regardless of the time of day. one idea getting a lot of attention, high occupancy lanes, toll lanes. >> the lexus lanes. >> they call them that too. it's like we've seen on stretches of the beltways where you pay a fee to speed your commute. >> time is valuable and quality of life -- i would pay a nominal amount to get home faster. >> reporter: the idea is catching on all over the country, but not necessarily motorists. >> i'm from georgia, they tried that where you pay ahead, depending on a certain amount of miles, they charge you. it ended up not really working out. >> me personally i probably wouldn't. i know some people would because they travel up from the west. >> opinioning about the idea can also vary. >> your first chance to talk publicly about turning night into day on 66 will come monday at oakton high in vienna. derrick ward news 4. >> coming up on this sunday
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morning,e have a warning for your furry friends in northern virginia. what you need to look out for that can make your dog sick. and harleys in cuba? how the american motorcycle survived dur
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technology has improved our lives, in small ways. in big ways. but what about this? couldn't this be better too? at redfin we asked ourselves the same question. which led us to create new ways to take you inside a home or instantly schedule a tour. but we paired that with our own agents
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who aren't paid on commission but on your happiness. and that's what makes it all work the world has changed and now real estate has too.
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from terrorist attacks in paris to the 2016 presidential election. >> joining us "meet the press" moderator chuck todd. >> there's been a lot of talk about terrorism, muslim faith. we had the isis thing happening overnight, really just about religion here? is this name of religion? >> that's part of the conversation we'll have. we have kareem abdul-jabbar on the show. he wrote a provocative essay saying this is not islam stop saying it is islam. these are thugs essentially.
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when you talk about the challenge right now, chaos in yemen. this has been an important counterterrorism strategy for the united states. a question i'll have for dennis mcdonagh the chief of staff. if we don't have a partner in yemen, how are we going after al qaeda. we have a story from rich el engel about isis in syria. the more we attack them the more isis is excited about this. you'll hear a scary story that they almost embrace the attacks because it makes them more important than al qaeda. this is sort of a perverse thing going on, a competition between isis and al qaeda. >> how strong do you think this call we're hearing from people like kareem abdul-jabbar for all communities of religion to come together condemn the acts and make that divisive cut between religion an extremism. one example he gave when he
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responded to the "charlie hebdo" attacks is when a kkk burn as cross in a black family's front yard you don't immediately say they're christians. >> that's right. part of it is seeing more positive examples. they need to show positive examples in the say way you see religious catholic charities and jewish charities doing good around communities maybe a little bit of what are the good being done by muslim community, congregations as well and things like that. this is really about the hearts and minds on the ground in the middle east. the fact of the matter is there are a lot of poor islam followers who feel as if maybe in these european cities they don't have a good path to prosperity so they're turning the this perverse version of islam as a way to fight back.
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>> real quick, we have to wrap they told us. the takeaway from iowa we saw two dozen republican candidates -- >> conservatives are fired up. that don't like romney and bush. can they unite around one candidate to take on the romney-bush wing of the party? my one takeaway from there is how will they unite around one candidate. >> going to be fawn year. chuck, we'll be watching. you can see "meet the press" every sunday on nbc4 right after "news 4 today." people living in one of the most pet friendly counties in our region are changing their g walking habits. they tell us they think someone is poisoning their pets. news 4's david culver has more from arlington. >> reporter: ever wonder what your dog sees while on a walk. 2-year-o moseby giving us an idea. he stops, sniffs tries to eat things.
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those instincts could end up making dogs in one arlington neighborhood sick. >> it's upsetting. >> this is what andrea nielson is referring to signs posted all over her neighborhood. they warn of sausages stuffed with poison pills left on sidewalks. >> you think it's intentional? >> there's no way that's accidental. >> reporte two dogs have become victims. bon many is one of them. her owner tells me bonnie picked up one of the dangerous treats. a few hours later she got extremely hyper, excessive drooling and ultimately a sick stomach. animal control is investigating. >> we're testing the samples. we want to make sure there's no more out there. >> we only work during the day and we watch, he's not allowed the sniff the ground. >> other neighbors doing the same. >> we were jus just be very careful. if their eating something, get
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it out of their mouth. the relationship between cuba and the u.s. is changing. soon there will be a new embassy here in the district. new poll sew isn't the only things on the way, nbc's gabe gutierrez tells us about the american product about to get some new spare parts. >> reporter: it is an unlikely love affair cuban born luis enrique gonzalez. >> when you ride a harley you feel you're owner of the world and enjoy every moment. >> rep now will you find a prouder owner of a harley-davidson. before the revolution there were thousands on the island now just a few hundred. how does this brand survive for more than half a century? eng knewity.
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>> reporter: they've been gathering weekly here for years, showing their rides from the 40s and 50s in a country that long ago shunned them as symbols of american imperialism. >> to do restoration on an old harley is like an art. >> reporter: an art almost lost. >> this is a german speedometer and this part is russian. >> reporter: luis moss saved up for ten years to buy his dream ride. >> you're basically jerry rigging this thing? >> yes. it's crazy. these kind of bikes are classics. okay after 70 years, this bike running well. it's amazing. >> reporter: on the streets of havana as cuba and the u.s. struggle to overcome decades of mistrust there's new hope. >> it's your dream to open a harley-davidson dealership here in havana? >> yes.
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>> reporter: it's a dream that means much more than spare parts. >> when you have a harley the harley is part of the family. we are addicted. >> reporter: an addiction he says that allows him to feel free. and in cuba that may be the most sought after ride of all. gabe gutierrez, nbc news havana. >> the weather in cuba looks nice. really, we're not going to be dealing with a bad day today, right? >> no. today will be nice. a high temperature of 47 degrees. a lot of people saying one to three inches of snow in the district that's not a lot. you're right. it's not that much. it's the timing that's going to be moving in overnight by that morning commute and continuing throughout the day tomorrow potentially will pack more of a punch tomorrow night as well. with that delays are likely tomorrow morning. potentially some cancellations. we could see more snowshowers lingering into tuesday, mainly the first half of the day. active pattern isn't over. another fast moving storm system
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could bring rain and snowshowers thursday night on into friday. right now the temperature is 38 degrees. winds out of the south lasted about six miles an hour. limited sunshine by this morning. by the afternoon we're talking about cloudy skies. the temperatures like i side not too bad, a high of 47 in washington, 44 in gaithersburg 46 for those of you in la play that. here is future weather starting at 10:00 a.m. tracking rain and snow by 6:00 7:00 a.m. for just about everybody. that trend continues. the pink is rain mixing in with snow. the green is all rain and this whitish blue is all snow. notice as we work our way toward the evening hours, that evening commute still impacted by the storm system. i think the hardest part of this forecast is if we get another burst of snow overnight on monday exactly where that burst would be. we could see another three inches potentially if that does happen. the school day forecast for tomorrow at the bus stop snow potentially already on roads, especially for those of you in
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montgomery er and frederick counties. recessed snow or a bit of a rain-snow mix continues mainly in the district and areas to the south and dismissal not much better. here is the snowfall total forecast. the d.c. metro area through monday night one to three inches. areas to the south, an inch or less. three to six inches in northern loudoun county frederick county back through northern fauquier county and howard county as well. those of you in washington county the panhandle of west virginia could see some spots exceeding snowfall totals of five inches. as the storm leaves our area,itis going to look meager. parts of new york massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island under blizzard watches right now. you stick with us on social media, twitter, facebook. you can continue to get updates when we're not on air. tomorrow weather alert date with snow in the forecast a
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high of 37 34 on tuesday. maybe lingering light snowshowers. we'll get a break on wednesday and most of thursday before the chance of rain and snow thursday night >> thanks amelia. >> here is something for you sweet tooth, a new doughnut shop opening up in alexandria. >> i'm a
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it's sunday morning everyone. we are just one week away from super bowl xlix, patriots-seahawks right here on nbc4. usually this time of year everyone is talking prediction what kind of food is going to be prepared for super bowl parties. this year all anyone can talk about is deflate-gate. did the patriots deflate footballs in the afc championship game against the sdmolts head coach bill belichick is tired of talking about it. >> i'm embarrassed to talk about the amount of time that i've put
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into this relative to the other important challenge in front of us. i'm not a scientist. i'm not an expert in footballs. i'm not an expert in football measurements. i'm just telling you what i know. i would not say i'm mona lisa thee toe of the football world as she was in the car expertise. >> if you didn't catch that belichick was making a reference from the 1992 film "my cousin vinnie". moving on terps trying to move on from one of their worst losses of the season taking on northwestern later today. on thursday maryland lost by 19 points to indiana, their third loss of the season. >> they could have beat anybody. for as well as they shouted, we were right there for a while. we put that behind us really
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quick and regrouped today and got after it. >> tip-off between the terps and wildcats 7:30 from the xfinity center. that's a look at your morning sports. hope your sunday is a good one. this will make you hungry. the area's newest doughnut shop hopes to make sweet success. sugar shack opened in old town. they make each doughnut by hand then add topics like cookies, candies, even bacon. whe really makes this place special is the kitchen shap. sugar shack teamed up with the workforce training problem. >> dealing with a wrong crowd, getting into legal trouble. this job has given me another chance to live better. >> sugar shack is co-owned by virginia house delegate rob frupica who says he wants to run the shop with community focus. you can stop by the shop on north henry street in
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philadelphia. some of you may still be warming out after a massive group plunge into the frigid chesapeake bay. about 7,000 people took part in the polar bear plunge in annapolis. you can see some wore warm weather gear. others mott so much. the event races money for the maryland special olympics. it raised more than $20 million over the last 15-plus years. >> we have much more "news 4 today." including a look at your forecast. we'll be
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winter weather is headed our way tonight. >> we're keeping an eye on the radar and the roads tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal will tell us what to expect and when. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today," i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff. today is sunday january 25th. some of us are waking up to a winter weather watcherly this morn >> good morning, angie. counties to the north of washington either under a winter storm watch or morning. both of these alerts won't begin until this evening. they'll run through monday evening. this includes the winter storm warning. the counties in pink the panhandle of west virginia. frederick county in virginia washington county in maryland.
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this will likely be the hardest hit area. a winter storm watch has also been issued by the national weather service for montgomery county loudoun county northern fauquier county howard county all the areas in blue. this starts tonight and runs through tomorrow evening. rain arrives this evening and starts to transition over to snow in spots as we work our way toward midnight mainly all snow throughout the day. this means delays are likely. we're continuing to track the storm system bringing you updates updates. at 4:00 p.m. the d.c. snow team will deploy ahead of tonight's snowfall. more than 200 trucks will hit the roads to begin laying down salt. more could join them during the rush hour. homeowners are being asked to clear your sidewalks and treat them before the storm starts.
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make sure to download our free nbc washington app and turn on the breaking news alerts. you'll get the latest information. news 4 will be working for you. "new starts early tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. we'll keep you informed of the school delays or closures and what's happening on the roads. new this morning, metro police are investigating a stabbing. this happened on the platform level at the morgan boulevard metro station just after 11:00 last night. met throw tells us a man was stabbed in the back. metro police did recover the knife used in the stabbing. police do have suspects and are questioning them right now. the victim was rushed to the hospital. in d.c. someone was shot in the 8th street northeast overnight. this happened around 9th treated northeast. we talked to police in the last half hour. they tell us they're looking for a black suv possibly with a redskins logo in the back window. however, they would not release the victim's condition or the
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person's name. check the nbc washington app for any breaking updates. we'll let you know right here on news 4. today search crew also be working against the clock to find the sixth and final person killed in the mansion fire in annapolis. five bodies have been recovered so far. don and sandy pyle owned the waterfront home that burned down last week. their grandchildren were spending their night. all four boone kids were killed. the atf is expected to release cause ow >> this morning prince george's county firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at chelsea wood condos. the two-alarm fire broke out just before 5:00 a.m. yesterday. neighbors were woken up to the smell of smoke and firefighters banging on their doors. investigators say possible hoarding conditions inside a
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man's apartment may have led to the fire. >> that amount of materials is nothing but fuel for the fire. the fire grew in intensity very quickly and rapidly extended to the upper floors. >> we thank god we're out. life is more important than property. >> the condominium's insurance poli care of the structural damage but the 18 people forced out are on the hook for the personal property that they lost. the red cross is helping the displaced residents right now. right now the japanese government says it's working to verify a video by isis showing a japanese hostage being killed. the video went up online yesterday and was deleted. the japanese prime minister says he believes it was authentic and condemned the killing. president obama said the u.s. stands shoulder to shoulder with japan. isis is also holding a secondhostage, a journalist. the group says it has plans to kill him as well. right now president obama and the first lady are in india after they arrived overnight. the president is the guest of
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honor at a parade celebrating india's democracy tomorrow. we received the video of them meeting just the few minutes ago. this sunday morning we're watching stories that can impact you in the week ahead. thursday fairfax county school expected to roll out a new program to make sports for your kid safer. it's called check smart. district lacrosse teams will use it to reduce head and neck injuries during games. in montgomery county there will be a special immigrant juvenile status training session. it is tomorrow morning at the executive office in rockville. it provides representation of unaccompanied minors in montgomery county. several county leaders are also involved in the program. on tuesday, it will have been 70 years since prisoners were liberate friday the
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auschwitz death camp in germany. the holocaust memorial museum will hold a special remembrance ceremony. >> a new memorial is coming to d.c. and you can say what you think about it this week. head to the first congressional united church of christ on g street northwest tuesday night to talk to project leaders about their plans. >> we're looking at 7:06 on this sunday morning. coming up republicans making their rounds in iowa. training service dogs. we take a look at how these dogs are making a difference..
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technology has improved our lives, in small ways. in big ways. but what about this? couldn't this be better too? at redfin we asked ourselves the same question. which led us to create new ways to take you inside a home or instantly schedule a tour. but we paired that with our own agents who aren't paid on commission but on your happiness. and that's what makes it all work the world has changed and now real estate has too.
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the state of iowa already preparing for its role in the 2016 presidential primaries. >> one of the first primaries in the country and can make or break a candidate. lots of republican hopefuls
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showed up for the freedom summit this weekend. nbc's kelly o'donnell takes us there. >> reporter: hundreds of iowa conservatives lined up early to kickoff a republican search party. >> today's summit begins the 2016 iowa caucus season. >> reporter: billed as the iowa freedom summit a showcase of potential candidates brought together by iowa's outspoken congressman steve king. >> do you believe that the next president of the united states is going to be speaking from this stage to you today? >> reporter: an all-day rally of conservative personalities like tea party favorite ted cruz. >> if you say you oppose the president's unconstitutional executive amnesty, show me where you've stood up and fought. >> reporter: to a newer voice, neurosurgeon ben carson. >> we cannot allow the progressives to shut us up through political correctness. >> reporter: with sleeves rolled up wisconsin governor scott walker sounded like he's already in. >> i'm hopeful to work together
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with you to help us provide that kind of leadership that isold and aggressive that's been proven. >> rep schoeman more than candidate, donald trump use add news conference and the stage to try to preemptively fire mitt romney and jeb bush from the race. >> you can't have romney he choked. you can't have bush. >> reporter: bush hinted at his plans in california friday night. >> i'm ear seriously considering the possibility of running. >> reporter: chris christie came to claim that he and his record are conservatir iowa republicans. >> going to be a wild ride. time now on this sunday morning is 7:10. we do have much more coming up on "new" we're in arlington where animal welfare advocates are applauding the attorney general for the creation of the first in the nation animal law unit.
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i'll tell you how it will work to combat animal cruelty coming rain will be moving into the area this evening and transitioning over to snow during the overnight hours. i'll have the latest timing of
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there's a new effort in virginia to make sure animals, including the pets you buy, are safe. northern virginia bureau chief
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julie carey tells us about the new animal law unit, the first of its kind in the nation. >> reporter: sophie is the picture of playful health. she just needs a home. but across virginia not all pups are so lucky. last summer this was the group rescued from a puppy mill. some had broken legs that ha been treated. one had gone blind. now virginia attorney genera herron is launching a first of its kind animal law unit to help local and police welfare group prosecute serious cases of abuse and cruelty. >> our community members care very deeply about animal welfare and would be very happy to know that their government is taking this issue very seriously. >> reporter: jechb fer is an animal control officer in arlington. she says extreme animal cruelty cases are rather here but when they do happen expert prosecutors can make a difference. >> the animal is already injured or suffering. something is going on and you
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have minutes, hours, to get the appropriate investigation going. these units have to bee prior to the dire situation occurring. >> reporte she welcomes the decision to create the animal law unit. >> we pride ourselves here in the state of virginia in having some of the progressive animal law ms. the country. we have some very heavy hitting attorneys that know how to prosecute these cases. they do it routine and and come to the bat for local agencies. >> the attorney general says policing cruelty can also help other crimes. those who harm animals are often connected to drug dealing or illegal gambling. for most of us giving up a pet would be a difficult experience. for those who train service dogs it's a matter of routine. this little pup will be the key to a better life for someone whose difficulty with routine challenges the days bring.
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sara lee is being trained at a service dog at mark and michelle master's family. the dog will be part of the family for a year and a half and placed in service for someone with special needs. >> we don't consider giving them up we consider giving them to. it's a gift from us to the recipient. they always thank you and tell you how happy they are you are doing this for them. >> home trainers are needed. if you're thinking about it and would like the advice we have information on the nbc washington app. search virs dog. >> you better start buying up those chips, snacks the list goes on. super bowl one week away. we are going to have news 4's jim handly reporting live from phoenix,arizona, starting tomorrow. look at that group right there. is that ball in.
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>> it's been outfitted with brand new energy efficient lights for the big game. it also has upgraded internet. so anyone going can post lots of photos videos not a problem. the seattle seahawks and pat yoits play 6:30 february 1st. >> we feel so bad for jim he'll be in 70-degree weather. >> it's a lot of work. media days. >> if there's someone who can do it it's him. >> he stopped by the weather center and said let's look by the weather center in phoenix. let's look at mid to upper 70s and sunshine. >> he gets to report in like flip-flops. >> we're going to be reporting tomorrow morning in snow boots across the area. rain arrives this evening. it will transition over to snow closer to midnight it will
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arrive in areas north of the. the daytime is dry. plenty of clouds around. temperatures above average, a high today of 47. we're already at 40 in washington the suburbs for the most part are in the upper 30s. areas like leesburg manassas gaithersburg. here is how temperatures will warm up through out the day. this is for areas inside the beltway. those of you outside of the beltway, just a bit keerl. by noon a temperature around 47 degrees. 2:00 temperatures still many the upper showers could arrive as early as 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. i think most of the activity will hold off until 7:00. the pink is the rain-snow mix. the white and blue is all snow. this is the morning commute, 6:00 a.m. all snow for those of you in
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montgomery county the northern neck marnly rain. this trend continues into the mid morning hours. as we get into afternoon hours, continuing to track snow for areas north of washington. snow with potentially rain in for parts of southern maryland and the district. then snow continues likely overnight monday into early tuesday. that's the tricky part of the forecast how much additional snow could we pick up very late monday into early tuesday morning. here is my snowfall total forecast. most of the d.c. metro area seeing one to three inches. northern montgomery county sees about three to six. areas also seeing three to six, northern prince william, fauquier loudoun county. part of frederick and carroll county as well. st. mary's calvert, dusting to one inch. areas under the winter storm warning, hagerstown martinsburg, could see five inches or more from this storm system. temperatures on monday inside of the beltway will be around 35
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degrees for the balance of the day. temperatures in the suburbs, especially north, are going to be at 32 degrees or below. tuesday potentially lingering snowshowers, especially earlier in the day, a high temperature of 34 degrees. on thursday and friday, tracking another system. this system looks to bring rain and snow. the timing now thursday night and during the day on friday. all eyes right now are in the system that moves in tonight and impacts us throughout the day tomorrow, tomorrow night as well. making tomorrow a weather alert day. chuck and doug will be in this evening updating the forecast. tom will be back at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, of course "news 4 today" has the early start time tomorrow because of the snow. guys as the system pulls away from our area and heads towards the northeast, it intensifies, blizzard watches for parts of new york massachusetts,
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connecticut and rhode island. >> they'll get hard. >> absolutely. coming up we're working for you to keep you safe and secure. what you need to know about a phone scam targeting elderly. >> the deadline for open enrollment will be her
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in news 4 your health this morning, doctors are hoping new technology will help them better
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detect breast cancer among women in ward 8. the three 3d mammography service was launched this weekend. recent studies found the 3d exams are better at detecting cancers and reduce the number of call-backs. this is the first 3d mammogram machine east of the anacostia. the deadline to get new health insurance is exactly three weeks away. you have until february 15th to sign up. in d.c. health officials are working to make sure everyone is covered. take a look. you can see they stopped by the best cuts barber shop on georgia avenue. it happened the other day. they say they are making a big push in black communities in ward 4 where there are exceptionally low health insurance rates? medical alert products serve as a safety line often for the elderly who live alone. there's a phone scam out there. erika gonzalez has a warning about criminals targeting the most vulnerable. >> hi this is john from the
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shipping department -- >> i probably got these calls for six, maybe eight months. >> reporter: john jenson is talking about phone calls pitching a free medical alert system. >> it says here that the system has already been paid for. >> reporter: it's a product often marketed to senior citizens. it serves as a lifeline in case of an emergency, a way to call for help when alone. >> i never signed up for anything. i'm too young for that sort of thing. >> reporter: jenson said the caller sounded like a. >> i was calling to schedule the delivery of your medical alert system. >> it didn't sound like a telemarketing call. it sounded like somebody calling up with some sort of shipping error. >> reporter: in case it was an illegal row bow calls. after months of annoying phone calls, jenson filed a complaint with the federal trade commission. his was more than 15,000 complaints the ftc says it received last year all row bow calls pitching free medical alert devices. >> they claim a friend or family member has already purchased
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this device for the senior citizen in question. that always not true. >> reporter: the head of the national do not call registry program at the ftc, the ftc recently shut down a florida-based company that made more than $20 million off consumers for cal jenson god. in addition the caller tells the consumer is endorsed by hospitals or a company when it's not. >> also says here the shipping has already been paid for. so to schedule the delivery of your emergency medical alert system press one. >> reporter: when the consider pressed the button it verified the company reached a working number. >> and then we need to get your credit card information. >> reporter: it was used to pay for a monitoring system to pay for the device. >> the monitoring system costs a fee. >> reporter: how can you protect yourself? for starters do what jenson did, just hang up.
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never interact. if you haven't, register your phone number on the national do not call registry at donotcall.gov. finally, fall a complaint. >> if they put one bad guy away i hope they put away more. >> reporter: air ga gonzalez news 4. time is 7:27. coming up in the next half hour of news 4, d.c. mayor muriel bowser responds to the latest reports on metro's underground emergency and the firefighter's response. possible changes to make your commute easier in the district and why it could cost you more. taking a live look outside. it's the calm before the storm, folks. storm team 4 meteorologist
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in today's top stories, another round of winter weather is headed our way. at 4:00 p.m. the snow team will deploy ahead of tonight's . >> a man was stabbed in the on the platform level of the morgan boulevard metro station. this happened last night. metro police say they have the knife and are questioning suspects. a person was shot in the head overnight in the district. d.c. police tell us this happened just after 3:00 a.m. on georgia avenue in northwest d.c. this was not far from the washington hospital center.
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right now we're working to find the victim's condition, no word on any suspects. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm angie goff. >> i'm adam tuss. it's sunday january 25 2015. we all have our eye on the weather. >> we want to go straight to storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal. she's got a look at the forecast and more importantly the snow and wind on the way. >> good morning, angie and adam. a winter storm watch is going to go into effect for most counties north and west of washington starting this evening. that's going to run through monday evening are under a winter storm watch. this includes northern fauquier all of loudown, montgomery frederick and howard counties. a more serious storm warning has been issued by the national weather service for the pan hand md of west virginia. it starts this evening and runs through tomorrow night. today will be dry.
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by noon a temperature of 44 degrees. at 4:00 is when you can start to see showers moving into the area changing the snow during the overnight hours. i'll have snowfall totals angie, coming up. >> amelia thanks. we are preparing for that round of winter weather headed our way. d.c.'s snow team will fully deploy around 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. looking at about trucks that will start salting roads. right now you're being asked to treat your own sidewalks. we're working to find out what the storm plan is in the state of maryland as well as the commonwealth. before the storm arrives be sure to sign up for push alerts in our nbc washington app.l keep you updated what's happening on the roads during the morning commute. sure you downloaded the storm team 4 weather app before the storm. our meteorologists will update it throughout the day with the latest forecast. "news 4 today" gets started
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early monday morning, 4:00 a.m. we'll keep you posted. the reason we start that early, to let you know about any school closings that come in overnight, the delays as we mentioned before and what to expect if you do plan to venture out in what's surely going to be a tricky commute. someone died in silver spring and police are investigating his death as a homicide. we're told the man was found slumped in the driver's seat of his car near the intersection of weeping willow and whispering pines. police say the man was shot. police have not made any arrests. this morning a maryland man is in jail charged with stealing more than $20,000 worth of jc penney merchandise. robert palmer was arrested by maryland state police and the fbi. they say he was a driver for the department store and started taking things he was supposed to be transporting last year. they found stolen shoes, clothes, even kitchen appliances and a tag sensor remover at his home on the eastern shore.
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in d.c. police arrested 25 people in a prostitution sting. it happened friday in northwest, not far from the washington convention center. police say some of the people they arrested with johns, people who solicit prostitutes. according to police one of the johns was carrying illegal drugs. >> d.c. mayor muriel bowser now responding to the latest report into that deadly smoke incident on metro's yellow line. the d.c. department of homeland security release add report about communication issues between the transit agency and the d.c. ems. metro had gone on the record state that the fire department changed some communication settings in a central control room without telling metro. here is what the mayor said in response. >> in fact our fire department and our homeland security department believe it was equipment that is located in the tunnels. >> we put the full report from d.c. on the nbcwashington.com web page. metro says it believes the
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homeland security report is not impartial. it says it believes an investigation by the ntsb is the only unbuy asd one. the d.c. fire department was under scrutiny a year ago today, the day medrick mills collapsed outside a fire station. today his family will hold a vigil. when mills collapsed, his family asked firefighters to help. they were told to call 911 instead. two firefighters were later suspended. none were fired for the incident. today marks one year since a lone gunman killed two people inside the mall at columbia in maryland. today a white wreath in the shape of a ribbon will be laid in the center court of that mile. it's to remember the two working inside a store in the mall when police say darion marcus aguilar walked in ann shooting. he then turned the gun on himself. two memorial funds have been set
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up in the victim's honor. we have that information on our website. stls a new proposal that could dramatically change the way you travel inside the beltway. transportation officials want to ease congestion on i-66. one of the ideas they're considering, charging drivers in virginia. as news 4's derrick ward reports, it's part of a bigger strategy to improve traffic flow. >> reporter: i-66 heading west from the beltway. at night, smooth sailing, almost pleasant. during rush hour the difference is well like night and day. vdot is looking at ways to make smooth sailing more common regardless of the time of day. one idea that's getting a lot of attention, high occupancy lanes, toll lanes. >> the lexus lanes. they call him that too. it's sort of like we've seen on stretches of the belt way express lanes where you pay a fee to speed your commute. >> time is valuable and quality of life. i would pay a nominal amount to get going home a lot faster.
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>> reporter: the idea is catching on with transportation planners all over the country, though not necessarily with motorists all over the country. >> i'm from georgia. they actually tried that where you pay ahead and depending on a certain amount of miles, they charge you. it ended up not really working out. >> me personally i probably wouldn't. i know some people would because they're traveling from the west where they can live a little cheaper. >> reporter: opinions about the idea can vary like night and day. your first chance to talk publicly about turning night into day on 66 will come monday here at oakton high in vienna. derrick ward news 4. bad credit or no credit. you can still get a smart phone. we're going to show you which company is providing so-called smart phone equality. a winter storm already
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2014 was a year riddled with major hacking scandals.
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while many people know the dangers of weak cyber security some still aren't quite getting the message. splash data compiled a list of the worst passwords. many of you are using passwords like 123456 password, even batman baseball dragon and football were also some of the other weak passwords that made the list. remember the moran dom your password is and the longer it is the much stronger your password will be. >> the person who uses 12345 and complains about getting hacked can't complain. >> i'm not going to say anything. >> guilty. if you use t-mobile the country is using a program that would ignore your credit history. this is called smart phone equality. the company says it if you pay your bill on time every month, its will consider you reliable even if you have a low credit score. you have to pay on time for a
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year to qualify. time is 7:41. dog poisoning in northern virginia. >> what you need to look out for that could make your dog sick. amelia? >> in your forecast i'll have the latest timing on when rain and sn.
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technology has improved our lives,
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in small ways. in big ways. but what about this? couldn't this be better too? at redfin we asked ourselves the same question. which led us to create new ways to take you inside a home or instantly schedule a tour. but we paired that with our own agents who aren't paid on commission but on your happiness. and that's what makes it all work the world has changed and now real estate has too. the "today" show is next on nbc4 at 8:00. >> let's get a preview. erica hill and lester holt
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joining us live in new york. >> good morning, guys. just ahead on a sunday morning on "today," we're still talking weather. a bit of a double whammy for many folks in the northeast. some dig out from the weekend storm yesterday. now an even stronger one is headed this way. up to two feet of snow expected in many areas. also the latest on the deflate controversy, a week to go before the super bowl. patriots coach bill belichick came out late yesterday wi theory about exposure to tlmt elements.> a big trend in advertising showing the softer side in dads. jason mras is helping to bring in a new arts-based program to bring things like music into schools and hopefully turn them around. >> for now we'll send it back to
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you guys in d.c. >> we know it's going to be good mcdonald's. >> huge. >> the best 3 1/2 minutes of the show. >> looking forward to it. people living in one of the most pet friendly counties in our region are changing their dog walking habits. they tell us they think someone is poisoning their pets. news 4's david culver has more >> reporter: ever wonder what your dog sees while on a automatic? 2-year-old moseby often stops, sniffs and sometimes tries to eat things. those insingts end up making dogs in arlington sick. signs posted all over this north arlington neighborhood warn of sausages stuffed with poison pills. >> hearing the evidence do you think it might be intentional? >> yes. there's no way that's
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accidental. >> reporte two dogs in this community have become victims. bonnie is one of them. her owner tells me bonnie picked up one of the dangerous treats. a few hours later she got extremely hyper, then excessive drooling and ultimately a sick stomach. they rushed her to the vet. animal control now investigating. >> we're testing the samples and we just want to make sure that there's no more out there. >> reporter: it's caused andrea to change her habits when it comes to walking 11-year-old dewey. >> we only walk during the day now. he's not allowed to sniff the ground. >> reporter: other neighborssame >> we were told just be very careful. if they're eating something, get it out of their mouth. >> reporter: david culver news 4. a big celebration starts today for rock creek park turning 125 years old. the national park service says they'll be holding events all year long to honor the park's birthday. they'll make a full announcement about the park's future later this afternoon. the relationship between cuba and the u.s. is changing. soon a new embassy in the
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district. the rules could change as well. however, a new policy isn't the only thing on the way. nbc's gabe gutierrez tells us about the american product about to get some new spare >> reporter: it is an unlikely love affair. cuban born luis enrique gonzalez smitten with something so american. >> when you ride the harley you feel you owner of the world and you eny every moment. >> reporter: nowhere will you find a prouder owner of a harley-davidson the revolution there were thousands of hogs on the island now just a few hundred. how does a distinctly american brand survive for more than half a century here in castro's cuba? ingenuity. they call themselves harlistas, gatherings here for years showing off their rides in a country that long ago shunned
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these as symbols of american imperialism. >> to do restoration of old harley is like an art. >> reporter: an art almost lost. the trade embargo called the import of harleys and their replacement parts. >> this is a german speedometer and this is russian? >> yes. >> reporter: luis moss saved up for ten years to buy his dream ride. >> you're basically jerry rigging this thing. >> yeah. it's crazy, you know. these kind of bikes are classics. okay after 70 years, this bike running well that's amazing. >> reporter: now on the streets of havana as cuba and the u.s. struggle to overcome decades of mistrust there's new hope. and for luis enrique gonzalez. >> it's your dream to open a harley-davidson dealership here in havana? >> yes. >> reporter: it's a dream that means much more than spare parts. >> when you have a harley the harley is part of the family too. we are addicted.
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>> reporter: an addiction that allowed him to feel free. in cuba that may be the most sought after ride of all. gabe gutierrez, nbc news havana. today is going to present a little bit of a challenge as far as our forecast. the person with all the answers is joining us -- >> you guys have been so busy. >> we didn't really have snow accumulate friday night into saturday snow is going to stick this time. the system is colder coming from the north and west. we have the perfect setup to get snow here. is it going to be a lot of snow inside of the district? no. it's going to be the timing that's going to impact the commute and cause delays. also people in northern montgomery county could see six inches potentially. here is the latest on satellite and radar. this is the system trying to leave illinois making its way into indiana, all rain right now. you can see the winter weather impacts from it. the purple is winter weather
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advisories in ohio and pennsylvania. winder storm watches in blue up and down the mid atlantic up through the northeast and parts of massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island and new york are under blizzard watches because of this system. temperatures right now are above freezing 36 in gaithersburg 37 in bowie, 37 for those of you in manassas and a high temperature today of 47 degrees, potentially hazy sunshine this morning, but overall cloudy today and dry for the most part today. showers could make it here as early as 4:00. but thl likely hold off until 7:00 p.m. temperatures for the evening hours remain above freezing. it's not until after 10:00 p.m. where temperatures will slowly start to fall below freezing. first in frederick and montgomery county and then the cooling trend makes its way south tomorrow. i've added the temperatures on here so you can see what we're looking at. right around freezing in washington. so snow with maybe rain mixing in. mainly rain in southern maryland
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in the northern neck areas just north of the district even parts of prince george's county seeing snow potentially heavier snow reducing visibility so already accumulating on area roads.l continue to track mainly snowshowers throughout the day tomorrow into the evening hours. the pin, could mean some rain could be mixing in. snow tomorrow night, can't rule out it wouldn't be heavy. that could add some more to these amounts here my latest snowfall total map brings one to three inches of snow to areas inside the beltway, northern montgomery county three to six inches a dusting to an inch for those of you in southern maryland and the northern neck. temperatures tomorrow for the most part will be in the low 30s to upper 20s for the suburbs, in the mid 30s during the balance of the afternoon. tomorrow of course a weather alert day. the chance of snowshowers lingering on tuesday and r pos thursday night into friday. >> here is something for your sweet tooth, a new doughnut shop
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coffee doughnuts and a second chance. sugar shack opened this weekend in alexandria. customers aren't the only ones reaping the benefits. >> inside it's standing room only at the small shop called
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the sugar shack. trays and trays of hand crafted doughnuts for every taste. yolanda adkins is one of the decorators. >> make sure you get a nice coating on it. dip and sprinkle. >> this is how it's made. >> reporter: kitchen staff roll the dough and cut it into what will become the sishlgs of decadent sweetness. >> how many calories or is that a secret? >> it's a secret. they're made with love. >> reporter: this is the maple bacon doughnut. the hot item right now. i've got to be a little adventurous and take a bite and see how it is. >> it's pretty good. >> the shop has partnered with together we bake giving jobs to women like lakisha davis looking for a second chance. >> hanging with the wrong crowds getting into legal trouble. this job has an me another chance to live better. >> reporter: the shop is
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co-owned by a virginia delegate who plans to add a speak easy in the spring. yes, doughnuts and drinks. >> small place, about 30 seats, really intimate. should be a lot of fun. >> reporter: it's about fun and happiness and walking away with a sugar high. in alexandria darcy spencer, news 4. you saw there's a long line there. but you can stop by the shop at 804 north henry street in alexandria. >> someone you know could be running for office today. the nationals are holding tryouts for the racing presidents. the tryouts are happening later this morning, but they we're not open to the public. candidates had to send in a cover letter and a resume for a chance to be tom, george abe, bill or teddy. they'll have to perform a free-style dance and run in three races in costume to see if you get picked. if you're teddy, don't you feel like you're getting the short end of the stick. >> everybody loves teddy. they are always rooting for you. each applicant also required to
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answer questions from panel, national staff. >> with the bobblehead on. that would be funny. we have to keep our eye on the storm today. >> it will make its way here this evening. latest timing coming up. that's latest for "news 4 today." thanks for engining us. >> we'll be back at
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good morning. bracing for a blizzard.
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the northeast closely watching a potentially historic storm set to pound the region with up to two feet of snow from new york all the way to boston. dylan is tracking its path and the potential impact. full of hot air? a defiant bill belichick calls a surprise press conference offering a more scientific take on why the patriots ended up playing with under inflated footballs last weekend. >> we all know that air pressure is a function of the atmospheric conditions. >> will the nfl and football fans buy his explanation? we're live in arizona at the site of super bowl xlix. taking potshots. the feud over "american sniper" even uglier this morning. michael moore sending new provocative tweets, sarah palin

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