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s death of a landover woman. the charles county sheriff's office charged darrell wilson with first degree murder with the death of crystal anderson. loved ones reported her missing in 2011. a hiker found her remains at a charles county park in 2012. in march police also charged 22-year-old raymond posey iii for murder in connection to this case. we have some developing news right now about former president george h.w. bush. this morning he's recovering after breaking a bone in his neck. this happened during a fall at his home in maine. our affiliate station in portland maine reported yesterday that bush is at maine medical center. a spokesperson says the former president is doing okay. he will have to wear a neck brace though when he leaves the hospital. bush is 91 years old and is the oldest living former u.s. president. right now, a store in bloomingdale's neighborhood is closed for one year. the electronics store is closed after allegedly selling synthetic drugs. d.c.'s attorney general says the
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northwest store was a site of multiple synthetic drug seizures and an employee was shot there and it may have been related to a drug sale. the owner of that store is retired d.c. police officer. last week, mayor muriel bowser signed a law to allow police to fine or close those stores selling the synthetic drugs. middle of july and it feels amazing outside. >> i can't believe how refreshing it is. i dare say cool, because it is july, right. >> we can appreciate that. tom kierein with look at the day ahead. >> yeah, it is cool compared to this time usually we're in the sweltering 70s. right now a partly cloulydy sky, but the haze and humidity is gone. here we are in upper northwest washington, about five or six miles away from the washington monument, but we can zoom the monument in. there's the jefferson memorial. a beautiful morning underway.
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temperatures in the low to mid 60s, we'll be staying this way through 6:00 a.m. and then by 8:00 a.m., upper 60s. and then by 10:00, temperatures in the low 70s. a few clouds around right now. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 4:41, a look at hometown highs today. melissa is looking at metro. >> keeping an eye on many -- metro this morning. going to see if anything is kind of left over from all of the issues on the red line yesterday. so of course we'll keep you updated here and also on first 4 traffic on twitter if you happen to be heading out some time soon. check there as well. construction, silver spring, georgia avenue at randolph road. we had some road work happening there. happening for the past couple of weeks. no major problems as you're looking at prince george's county. top of the beltway looking good. a little bit of a slow down outbound b.w. parkway.
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top of the beltway colesville, no major issues. i will be back here at 4:41. always weather and traffic on the 1s. your time is 4:33. today, the 21-year-old accused of killing nine people at the historic black church in south carolina will be in court. dylann roof has a hearing this morning and the judge will decide whether to release more documents in the case. the judge sealed the documents to protect roof's right to a fair trial. they include 911 calls witness statements and reports from a medical examiner. that's according to a station there. right now the search is on for the driver who dragged a police officer with his car in prince george's county. the officer approached the driver in district heights, maryland, last night and the officer became caught in the door and then he sped off with the officer.
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the officer is expected to be okay. right now, folks who live in one neighborhood in d.c. are concerned about a growing crime wave in the noma neighborhood. now, since the fourth of july weekend the fast growing neighborhood has reported three murders including a young political aide who was killed on a metro train. neighbors voiced their concerns and they say the murders are the beginning. they're also dealing with increased street prostitution. >> it will be a much more cop certed area so that children don't have to step over or picking up dirty condoms and latex gloves in front of their schools. it is totally unacceptable. it's the highest level of the police department and yet it continues. >> they're promising there will be more patrols in the area. later this morning frederick, maryland, will find out who the new top officer is. the new police officer chief
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will be announced. we'll send you an alert when that announcement is made. right now, president obama is in oklahoma where he plans to visit a federal correctional institute. this is first time a sitting president has visited a federal prison. he is there to press for justice system reform. he has talked bluntly about this issue. in just a few minutes we'll dig deeper on what these reforms would look like and how they'd affect people in and outside of the prison system. a widening project moving forward to fix a major commuter bottleneck. part of route 606 in loudoun county is already four lanes. this morning, transportation officials are going to break ground on a five-mile section of the road that will be widened. the expansion will ease traffic toward the airport and metro's new silver line. the project costs $106 million. here is something to note, three lanes will be closed on
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the outer loop of the beltway in montgomery county. this is happening over the maryland 185 exit. lane closures begin at 9:00 tonight and all lanes reopen before the friday morning rush hour. the road work will continue until the concrete on the bridge is repaired. if you are headed to dulles today, you may see a group of flight attendants ticketing the baggage claim area. they're calling for united airlines to negotiate a fair contract. this is one of 16 protests taking place. the protests beginning at 11:30 a.m. 4:36 now. a dispute between a food vendor and a school. the dining services planned to break its contract with dcps after settling a lawsuit between them. the school's attorney says the vendor cannot do that under the contract terms. chart well wanted to leave as early as this fall but may have to provide lunches and snacks for next year or longer.
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round two for maryland governor larry hogan. when he's expected to undergo the second chemotherapy treatment. is ebola making a come back? a second person recently died from the disease. and at 4:37 a live look outside right now where it is pretty cool in some spots. a lot of places seeing temperatures only in the 60s right now, but how warm will it get wher
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welcome back. maryland governor larry hogan is returning to the hospital this weekend for a second round of chemotherapy. the governor has stage 3 non-hodgkins lymphoma. according to "the washington post," doctors plan to increase hogan's treatment because of the strong response to round one. health officials in liberia have ordered an investigation after a second person died from ebola. even though the country was declared ebola free in may. "the new york times" reports that the victim is a young woman who passed away hours after she was admitted for treatment on sunday. her name was on a list of people who may have had contact with the virus. the health monitors failed to detect her symptoms. health officials want to know how the symptoms were missed. coming up on 4:41 now, your weather and traffic on the 1s. 66 cool degrees outside our studios right now. >> can you believe that? storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein, what happened overnight? >> we had canadian high pressure push in coming in from ontario.
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now down over our region. we have a few clouds around, but look at how cool it is. frederick down to 39. hagerstown at 58. martinsburg, 58. it's a bit milder though those bay water temperatures are in the 70s. out in mountains low to mid 50s. across parts of virginia and maryland it is generally in the low to mid 60s. now, here are the future temperatures by later today. by the afternoon hometown highs in the shenandoah valley and the mountains in the low 80s. right around washington, low to mid 80s in the metro area. but nearby suburbs it will be up around low 80s in the afternoon. a perfect summer day comes up with lots of sunshine. a look at our storm chances for
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the weekend, next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 4:51. melissa has construction now. >> we have some more road work, should be out of the way in the next 30 minutes or so. 66 at nutley, eastbound and westbound, all the lanes are shut down for overnight road work. just not out of the way until 5:00 a.m. 66 west at the dulles toll road, some road work is blocking one right lane. again, that should be out of the way in a little bit. taking a wide look at the beltway overall looking quite good this morning. 270 northbound and southbound rolling along just fine. no road work on 270 this morning and again as far as metro goes i have a call in to metro to see what the situation will be when we reopen at 5:00 this morning. all the single-tracking and skipping stations yesterday morning and evening for the commutes. very, very frustrating day for folks on metro. we'll have an update in ten minutes. the search is on for a north carolina man accused of killing his own wife and stepdaughter and it's zeroing in on the d.c. area. it is no surprise he's rich and he's not modest about his money either. how much does donald trump say he's worth and is he telling the truth?
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you're watching "news4 today." >> welcome back. 4:45. today, president obama will step inside a federal prison in oklahoma. he's using the visit to push for justice reform. this comes on the heels of some candid comments at a press conference yesterday. nbc's tracie potts is live here with more on what the white house hopes to accomplish with the visit. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. let's start with the prison visit in oklahoma today. president obama becomes the first sitting president to go behind bars and he's going to use this opportunity to do what he the did in philadelphia on monday to talk about reforms inside prisons and for people going into prisons. too many minorities, too many low-level drug offenders the president says are going into our prison system. meantime, it was just yesterday
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that he made some pretty candid comments about race when he was asked about the bill cosby case and typically he doesn't comment on on on going cases and he made that disclaimer and then he said this. that anyone who gives a person a drug with the intent of having sex with them without consent, that's rape. that's coming from president obama who as you know was also an attorney previously. now he's getting a lot of comments about just what he said about that. this was a news conference that was designed to defend the nuclear deal in iran and while he did talk about that, it was the cosby comment that really got all the buzz here in washington. today, we'll watch as he heads to oklahoma to switch gears and talk about federal prison reform. eun? >> tracie potts live on capitol hill, thank you. this afternoon, vice president joe biden heading to the hill to try to build consensus around the iran nuclear deal. he is meeting with skeptical
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senators from his own party. yesterday, he spoke with house democrats. president obama staunchly defended the deal with iran in a press conference yesterday. saying it is the best way to prevent iran from developing a nuclear bomb. congress has a 60-day window to look at the agreement. a north carolina man wanted in the murders of his wife and stepdaughter may be hiding in this area. court documents show billy joe mclain kidnapped his teenage stepson and firefighters found his wife and 13-year-old daughter's bodies in a burning stanford apartment. authorities believe he fled to d.c. or maryland area. he was last seen driving a silver 2001 ford win star van. a large crowd gathered to remember a waldorf man killed in accokeek. friends and family used white candles and balloons to remember him. he was shot shortly after leaving the party early sunday
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morning as police search for his killer the owners of the home that hosted the party are facing a fine. prince george's county police say they were selling tickets to the party which is illegal without a permit. brand new video of someone stealing from a library in d.c. d.c. police say the man stole several computers from the deanwood library. take a look here. he cut the wires holding the computers down and takes them to the window one by one. the burglary happened on saturday june 20th, at about 4:00 in the morning. police are offering a $1,000 reward in this case. we expect learn today whether investigators can look at actions taken by governor scott walker's staff during his 2012 recall campaign. the question is whether walker's campaign staff illegally coordinated with conservative groups during this recall. walker denies the charges. the recall sparked by anger over walker ending collective
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bargaining for most public workers. he announced his 2016 presidential bid days ago. donald trump's financial disclosure has done little to end the mystery of how much his fortune is worth. he has officially disclosed the personal wealth to the federal election commission. trump is worth quote in excess of $10 billion. but there are very few specifics on his assets. >> the math does not add up. there is more missing than not missing in that report. >> now, this morning on the "today" show, nbc's katy tur is digging into the numbers. she'll have the latest on this dispute. a "usa today" suffolk university poll shows trump leading the republican field, but still losing to hillary clinton by a wide margin. larry hogan may want to check out tom's forecast this morning. he is hosting a cookout in annapolis, kicking off a campaign to buy local food in the state to succeed in the buy local challenge, you have to use one locally grown product next
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week. tonight, they'll make their own local food based meal at the government house. should be nice weather so far. a special forum happening about what to do if someone steals your maryland. state police and someone from the government's office of personnel management will be there. they organized the meeting after millions of government officials had their information hacked last month. if you want their help go to black rock center for the arts on town commons drive. news4 is working for you this morning. virginia among the states where lyme disease appears to be expanding. certain kinds of ticks carry the bacteria that cause's lyme disease in people. most cases occur in the mid-atlantic upper midwestern states. the centers for disease control says traditional high risk areas have doubled in the last decade. sweet briar college says nearly 300 students are scheduled to enroll this year.
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that's after the 114-year-old women's college was saved from the brink of financial ruin. president stone said the returning students are the top academic leaders. 4:51 or time right now. tom kierein joining us in the studio to talk about the nice cooldown. >> we're hash tagging it perfect summer day. low humidity. live view there, some of the city lights there illuminating the clouds. drifting off to the east as the canadian high pressure pushes in. lots of sunshine. down to just the 50s now in much of the region including the shenandoah valley the mountains of western maryland and west virginia. and then closer to washington we have it down into the low 60s in our nearby suburbs. upper 60s in downtown near 70
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right by the chesapeake bay. what to wear today, go with the short sleeves, don't need the umbrella or the rain boots. you'll need the sunglasses and will need that sun block too. if you're outside for a length of time. pleasant humidity today. but then tomorrow and into tomorrow evening it gets uncomfortable, sticky. then by saturday and into the weekend, it is going to be turning oppressive and very hot. so enjoy this while you can. excellent visibility with the absence of haze. beautiful view of the washington monument and jefferson memorial. by noontime the upper 70s. a few high clouds around. warm afternoon, but comfortable. great beach and pool weather. we'll be in the mid 80s by mid afternoon to late afternoon. then overnight tonight, some clouds increase. down around 70 degrees tomorrow morning and then during the day on friday. we'll be in the upper 80s. and it's going to be a little more humid tomorrow. then as we get into saturday,
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hot and humid into the low 90s. saturday afternoon there is a small chance of a passing thundershower briefly coming through and small chance of an afternoon thunderstorm and the heat wave continues in the next week. mid 90s on monday. tuesday and wednesday though, a little less humid, but still hot with highs right around 90. let's check on the road now. we have some construction? >> we have some road work hanging around. this is crane highway northbound at dyson road. we have the right lane blocked this morning. a little warning there. taking a look at 66 flying into or out of town no problems. remember to listen to our friends on wtop 103.5 f.m. when you hop in your car this morning. top of the beltway here, no issues right now. b.w. parkway 95 and 29, all nice and green and slowing into and out of town. 270 here at old hundred road also looking quite good. northbound and southbound this morning and remember, we are on this for this morning metro did
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say this would be fixed as far as the red line goes. right now, we are trying to hear back from them. of course the line should be opening in the next ten minutes, so megan mcgrath will be live for us in the 5:00 hour. see you then. >> melissa, thank you. a news 4 i-team investigation creates a call for change. why internal agents are urged to what they're asking them to do. a movement under way in life's the food that brings us together. and kitchens where every meal is the most important of the day.
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life's the food that brings us together. and kitchens where every meal is the most important of the day.
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your time is 4:57. members of congress calling for change after a news team i-team report. they want to cut down on the number of awol federal agents. scott macfarlane has reported that many were found doctoring their time sheets in 2012. the cost to taxpayers -- $1 million. the i-team reported those internal auditors have been facing budget cuts. now, a powerful u.s. house chairman said auditors need a boost to keep the workforce honest. >> not only from what you found but what we have found in a lot of the oversight and government reform hearings is that the employee, federal employees in particular, want something to be done about it and yet they don't seem to trust management or the
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pure bureaucracy to get it done. >> they say inspectors general need more funding. maryland's board of public works is considering cutting public safety and corrections jobs. governor larry hogan is making that proposal. the board will crunch the numbers today at a meeting in annapolis. the reduction would reportedly save about $3 million. well losing business to uber. in the past three months uber has taken a 55% share of riders compared to taxis. certify said that's a big jump from earlier this year. uber connects travelers through a smartphone app. while business travelers are using to uber, employers still have reservations about safety and liability. you are fight back in prince william county against plans for new power lines. it would stretch from gainesville to haymarket through
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residential neighborhoods. fight the power lines is the rallying cry from many of your neighbors in the county and many are concerned that the new power plant would impact the value of their homes. neighbors and power officials met last night to weigh the options. >> while there is an underground option the underground option is one of five. there are four overhead options we're looking at and there's one underground option. >> dominion virginia power told news4 there is also the hybrid route 66 option. this would take power lines partially underground. the company will look at all the options and submit a final application to the state corporation commission by the end of the year. stay with us, "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >> "news4 today" starts now. >> it is 5:00. i'm aaron gilchrist. and check out some of the stories we're working on this morning. just one day after a major bombshell in the disappearance case of the lyon sisters we're standing by for another what's
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expected to get under way in a matter of hours. also some new details overnight surrounding the brutal beating that ended up killing a man. what we just learned about the suspect in this case. and a heads up for anyone who may be flying in to or out of dulles airport today. the purpose flight at ten dantd -- attendants are picketing for. and stations opened a few minutes ago, but as of 11:00 last night, metro was working to clean up oil on the tracks near the white flynn station. i caused single-tracking all day and megan mcgrath will join us from the station in a few minutes. melissa has an update. what have you learned so far? >> well, at this point, as far as we know, we are on time. metro said they would fix this issue overnight. should be on time this morning. right


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