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>>. >> right now, neighbors fed up, ready to move after four people, including two teenagers are shot in the district. witnesses are telling us about what they heard at the time of the shooting. following this hearing on a problem that many of you experienced, sometimes unaffordable prescription drugs. >> we are clearing out but colder air moving into the region. a time-out in washington this morning to focus on faith. "news4 midday" begins right now. >>.
>> police are looking for whoever is responsible for a shooting that left four people hurt in southeast. it happened on butler street in anacostia. that's where we find molette green. >> good morning. d.c. police cleared the scene a short while ago and tell me they will interview those gun shot victims to get a clear motive and identify suspects. neighbors here tell me they want some long-term solutions. crime scene tape shut down this part of 16th and butler streets in southeast for an all-night police investigation that lasted past the morning rush. this is where gun fire struck four people, two juveniles among the victims including a girl. >> what's going on? >> around about 8:30, maybe 8:45 all of a sudden i heard gun shots.
>> she wonders as police officers look for clues and place evidence markers right outside her home. some near beer cans in the street. >> there are a lot of kids. it's too much. all these abandoned buildings, they need to make them into rec centers or something like that so kids have a place to go. >> someplace other than a crime scene where school-aged kids can aim for the best and not be forced to head off to school between police cruisers after a violent night. >> should have security around here, what do you think? >> i've been here five years. every year i keep saying i'm going to move, but this is a wake-up call now. this is too close to my door. now i know i've got to move. >> at this point, police don't believe any of the four shooting victims had guns. they are all expected to survive their injuries. molette green, news4. former drug executive martin
shkreli has been dismissed from a hearing with the house oversight committee. want to show you live pictures from the hearing right now that law makers wanted to hear from shkreli about the severe hikes, more than 5,000% for drugs. instead he smirked, rolled his eyes and repeatedly pleaded the fifth amendment. >> do you think you've done anything wrong? >> on the advice of council, i invoke my fifth amendment privilege against self-incrimination, and respectfully decline to answer your question. >> i truly believe -- are you listening? >> yes. >> shkreli was escorted out of the hearing room and proceeded to insult law makers via twitter. he claimed his fifth amendment rights based on a separate case
he's involved in right now. back to you. right now our temperature is 48 degrees. as we head into the afternoon hours, we'll have near steady or slowly falling temperatures. it's a warmer jacket day with the clouds and a bit of a breeze making it feel cooler outside. 2:00 we are around 50. by 5:00 p.m. down to 47. still tracking cloudy skies at that point. by 8:00, a chilly 43. here are the latest flood warnings for area creeks and rivers. this includes the potomac, seneca and goose creek. minor flooding around the georgetown water front potential. if you are in the southern maryland area, rain and snow showers possible. >> thank you, amelia. we are working to learn how the people involved in this crash in north eastern. this happened on c street and
14th street last night. you can see the force which the cars collided. police aren't telling us what led to the crash. >> a person dead after being hit by a minivan in clinton. this happened on piscataway road last night. the car stayed on the scene and the driver is cooperating. investigators believe the pedestrian was not in the crosswalk. caught on camera, fire pouring out of a southwest washington building. this happened on m street northwest last night. you can see the flames shooting out of the window. no word on what sparked the fire. a d.c. firefighter was taken to the hospital after getting hurt but is expected to be okay. the role of space in public life on display. thousands of people took part of the national prayer breakfast in washington. presidearook the opportunity to show how prayer shaped his role as a father. >> it helps me deal with the common everyday fears we all
share. the main one i'm feeling is our children grow up too fast. they're leaving. that's a tough deal. >> other dignitaries attended this morning's breakfast. this morning was republican's paul ryan first opportunity to address the gatherings a house speaker. >> it says a lot about our country that people of both parties and of all faiths will drop everything and pray for their fellow americans. >> the national prayer breakfast happens on the first thursday in february. president eisenhower started the tradition back in 1953. in a matter of hours, former mayor vincent gray may announce a run for d.c. council. we'll send you an alert through
the nbc washington app if that happened. alexander says she is ready to compete for the spot regardless of who she is running against. after the break, caught on camera. a wild jaguar living in the u.s.? it's been nearly two days. there is still a lot of conflicting information about an explosion on this airplane. the latest on the investigation. neighborhood,i feel like it's got a lot of what we were kinda talking about. the kitchen is light and bright,new. we should definitely go see it. [agent] hi...welcome i'm maggie.melanie.maggie. so nice to meet you. [mother] this is brendan. [agent] hey brendan. living room. [dad] hey. [mother] hey sweetie. [dad] sorry about that.
what about this? this looks good. [brendan] no. [mother] isn't it so great?i think we found it. [announcer]redfin pays its agents based on your happiness... that's real estate, redefined. here are some of the stories lighting up social media this morning. >> must be low tide. hey, there's a park over there. wonder if that's where the water is? >> that was the voice of joe alaski, the voice of bugs bunny, elmer fud and tweety.
he died yesterday. he was 63. the comedic actor was born in upstate new york. >> right now, you are looking at the only known wild jaguar currently living in the u.s. this video was released yesterday by two conservation groups. the big cat lives in arizona. the video shows him roaming around 25 miles outside downtown tucson. it has taken the group three years to catch the elusive jaguar on camera. mark zuckerberg's first born facebook is 12 years old today. can you believe that? this week he is talking about his daughter. he says it's tough to go to work in the morning since his daughter max was born in december. the harvard dropout and new dad is now the world's fourth richest man. the gathering with his loyal facebook users was zuckerberg's
here is the latest on storm team 4 radar. notice the lines around south carolina, virginia and raleigh. we'll keep a close eye on this showery activity. it could sneak into parts of southern maryland during the evening and overnight hours. notice at 9:00 p.m., it's still keeping the area dry except for extreme parts of st. mary's county. midnight, future weather bringing in rain showers there. we could see snow mixing in with minor accumulation possible. this is the northern neck overnight into early tomorrow morning. 6:00 a.m. when chuck's updagt the forecast, we'll track dry. more on those tomorrow morning.
>> an investigation into an explosion on an airplane on flight. that blast made a hole in a cabin. officials say one person died. they are working to determine if a man's body found on the ground near where the explosion happened is the person who died. so far they found no criminal evidence for the blast but have not ruled out a bomb. security is a major concern as the denver broncos prepare to play the carolina panthers in super bowl 50 this weekend. officials are urging everyone attending to report any suspicious activities. preparations for the game have been in the works three years. there is a command center, housing federal, state and local law enforcement. after the break, the debate on how much students in our area should be allowed to get out and play.
ecuadorian embassy. there is a new push to get your children more active in school. a new bill which requires students in virginia to get 20 minutes of physical activity a day. meghan mcgrath is talking to families to find out what you think of that plan. >> good morning, barbara. you can see the playground behind me here at this arlington school. kids moments ago went inside after their recess break. if this activity requirement passes, there could be a lot more action on playgrounds around the state. i've been talking to parents this morning and they say they are all in favor of it. physical activity, everyone agrees it's good for kids, but should it be mandatory in school? a bill that would require virginia students to get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day is a step closer to becoming reality. state law makers in the house
gave preliminary approval wednesday and the senate has already approved its own version of the built. parents we spoke to think it's a good idea. >> for all the health reasons, and it would help their attention span in the classroom to get the wiggles out. >> kids don't go outside. they sit in front of tv and play games. >> they need more physical activity, actually. they spend too much time sitting at desks and i think they're kids and they deserve to run around and play and have a good time. >> if passed, the activity requirement would apply to public school students in kindergarten through fifth grade. not everybody is in favor. delegate scott linghamfelter said the requirement would be just another mandate forced upon the school system, "one more activity in a day jam-packed with tons of things that school teachers need to deal with."
megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you. >> thanks. in decision 2016, possibly the harshest exchange yet between senator ted cruz and donald trump. cruz says trump is, in his words, xlcompletely losing it a throwing a trumper-tantrum. republican candidates will debateç in new hampshire satury night. new hampshire is not iowa. donald trump is up by double digits. hillary clinton is the underdog and marco rubio is giving ted cruz something to worry about. here is tracie potts. >> reporter: a new 7 news boston university massachusetts poll just out this morning puts marco rubio on the move in new hampshire. now, number two ahead of ted cruz. he is questioning how cruz won iowa. >> ultimately it goes back to what i said before, a willing inness to say or do anything. >> the leading republican donald trump is claiming he could have
won iowa if ted cruz hadn't sent out questionable mailers and p spread false rumors ben carson is dropping out. >> they are brutal. >> i wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing donald has tweeted. he's losing it. >> tonight's msnbc debate is hillary clinton's last chance to take on bernie sanders face-to-face before new hampshire votes on tuesday. >> if it's about our records, hey, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> sanders has a double-digit lead here. he's hammering clinton on her six-figure speeches. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. >> her response? >> that's what they offered. >> for the democrats, the new poll shows clinton's gaining, but still far behind. rand paul and mike huckabee dropped out, but they didn't
endorse anyone. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. you can watch tonight's msnbc debate starting at 9:00. "meet the press" moderator chuck todd and rachel maddow will moderate. count on a full debrief tomorrow morning. news day starts 4:26. emergency meeting in maryland could affect the way you vote there maryland's top election official tells "the washington post" the electronic machines set up for primary voters can't show all the candidate names on the same screen. that may put candidates with names further down at a disadvantage. the group is meeting today to discuss using paper ballots in april's primary instead. new information coming in to storm team 4 right now. looks like overnight tonight there could be rain and snow impacting washington and areas off to the east. we are not talking about a lot of accumulation. there could be minor accumulation. with that tomorrow morning you
maybe want to budget extra time for that morning commute. any rain and snow showers will be over by 7:00 a.m. there could be slick spots and northwest of town where it will stay dry, frederick and leesburg there could be black ice out there. temperatures falling below 30 in the suburbs. 35 in washington, d.c. at 7:00 a.m. throughout the day and tomorrow we are dry but cold and breezy. a high temperature of 42. we'll hit that at about 3:00 p.m. it is day two in court for the convicted murderer who was spotlighted in the popular serial podcast. an alibi witness who never testified before will take the stand again today. he was convicted in the strangling death of his girlfriend more than a decade ago. the witness testified wednesday she saw said at the library at the time prosecutors allege he was murders his girlfriend. the prosecutor convinced her say
ed was guilty. the sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward wednesday. a promise from a former district attorney wasn't legally binding. cosby's lawyers can appeal the ruling, but have not said if they will appeal. they'll be back in court next month. we are back in 60 seconds with new motivation to keep your kitchen clean. >> you can catch "news4 midday" from anywhere. you need your smart phone or tablet.
there still will be provocative photos. cleaning your kitchen and keeping it tidy may help you lose weight. cornell university asked one group of women to wait in a cluttered kitchen. both kitchens had bowls of cookies. the messy kitchen group ate twice as many than those who waited in the clean kitchen. after the bre
>> overnight tonight until early tomorrow morning there is a chance for rain and snow showers around the beltway. little or no accumulation. a heads-up for early morning commuters. throughout the day, otherwise tomorrow, clouds diminish. feeling cooler with the winds. the weekend looking quiet with highs around 50. another powerful biopic is making its way to the big screen. "race" made a stop in d.c. this is the scene at last night's prim year. it chronicles the story of track star jesse owens at the 19 olympics in hitler's germany. the cast and crew along with daughter and granddaughter of jesse owens were there. steven james plays owens and says the athlete's life off the track inspires him most. >> even more so than the athlete he was, fastest man on this
planet, the superhuman individual was the man he was, the father, husband, humanitarian he was. >> "race" opens everywhere on february 19. another vehicle air bag problem turned into close to 5 million recalls. moisture can get inside thing what and cause it to fail. honda, fiat, chrysler and mercedes issued recalls. important information for parents after the murder of a 13-year-old virginia girl. neighborhood,i feel like
today is going to be a tough day for the family of 13-year-old nickel lovell. she will be laid to rest. lovell was stabbed to death and they charged tech student david eisenhower for the murder. p natalie keepers is charged with being an accessory to the crime. she has a bond hearing today. police are looking at evidence as lovell met one of the suspects on the app kik. how you can keep your child safe from social media sharing sites. >> reporter: as nicole's family and community mourn the loss of
their 13-year-old they are searching for answers. >> these two individuals took my daughter from the planet. i want all the information i can get. >> long before nicole snuck out of her house, friends suspect a predator may have snuck into her life through social media. what police have not mentioned specific evidence, authorities say nicole was active on twitter in a facebook forum called teen dating and flirting. she showed friends texts on kik from an 18-year-old man she planned to meet before she disappeared. kik claims to have 240 million users with 40% of american teens using the app. it is one of many apps fbi agent and father of three adam f. lee warns parents about. >> i tell you, the spectrum from cyber bullying to exploitation all the way to overseas terrorist recruiting is happening on applications like this and social media sites.
>> kik issued the following statement. we have a dedicated team working 24/7 to partner with law enforcement agencies around the world. we are also actively involved in a broader societal effort to educate parents, kids and law enforcement about online trust and safety. kik says it has developed new safety features to block, filter or report inappropriate behavior. along with teens, kik has become well known among child predators. according to police around the country. last year, a convicted sex offender reached out to nbc affiliate wood, warning the app could easily be used to prey on potential victims. >> the first thing i thought was, wow, i can be whoever i want to be. >> in just the past year, a number of sexual misconduct charges have been linked to predators seeking out victims online or using similar apps. >> the youngest victims we see in online seduction are as young
as 9 or 10. >> while many parents monitor their kids' phones, those efforts may not go far enough, teaching them the risks in addition to monitoring may be your best defense. >> one piece of advice, think of your child's phone like a family commuter. leave it out in the open and don't let your children use that phone in their rooms alone. a prince george's county family wants to know why a father shot and killed his own daughter. police arrested 25-year-old johnson for the murder of his wife and their two-year-old daughter yesterday. he confessed for waiting for davis outside her ft. washington townhouse tuesday morning. shot her and their 2-year-old daughter chloe several times. >> he didn't have to do it. he could have just left her alone. >> two innocent lives and a little baby that can hardly talk, 2 years old and pump her
with lead. >> court document say he is expected to be held without bond. thousands of people pushing back against a new agreement on gun control in virginia. the parents are allison parker are among 3,000 people on a petition. parker was shot and killed while reporting live on the air last year. the petition says the commonwealth concealed carry laws are a danger to people's safety. government mcauliffe and bill howell agreed to keep those laws but expand background checks and take guns away from suspects of domestic abuse. right now gray skies are sticking around. when will we see the sunshine again? >> throughout the day tomorrow, we are going to have diminishing clouds. it's going to be cold tomorrow. highs only in the low to mid 40s. that's normal for this time of year. it will be breezy.
winds about 10 to 20 miles per hour throughout the day. it's going to add that additional chill. around noon temperatures will feel like they are in the low to mid 30s. right at freezing in gaithersburg. in the afternoon temperatures will feel like they are in the 30s. tomorrow evening it will be dry but cold. bundle up. gloves and a scarf a good idea. 7:00 feeling about 33 in washington and 31 in gaithersburg. for the third time in recent weeks, a northwest washington neighborhood is reeling from a dog attack. a secret service agent who was supposed to be protecting hillary clinton this week is recovering from a pit bull attack. he was offduty walking his dog down water street when a woman across the street lost control of her pit bull and it charged him.
he sass trying to defend his own dog. >> after he stuck my hand down his throat, i then punched it for a good three or four minutes in the head. it was like i was scratching its ears. >> neighbors say someone had to grab a snow shovel and hit the pit bull to stop it from attacking. animal control is not commenting on the incident. crumbling roads. after last month's blizzard. today's new trouble spots.
right now we have a list how to report pot holes like this one on our nbc news washington app. crews came across this one on spring road this morning. caused slow travel out there good idea to take it slow around this large hole in the road in anne arundel county. the maryland highway administration tweeted out this picture.
caused by a broken pipe on maryland 100 near coca-cola road. >> d.c.'s star resident is beibei. he was born in august last year. peter alexander takes a look at the bear that's melting our hearts. america's favorite toddler now ready for his close-up. at washington's national zoo we are inside beibei exhibit, working on his dismount, chasing our cameraman and politely taking a pass on a sweet potato. with a name that means "precious treasure" this bear is a gift for the millions who clicked to see him and researchers monitoring his every move. >> he's kind of got a really open personality. he's very inkwistive, very curious. >> just five months, enough panda portraits to fill an album. that stick of butter 25 pounds
but melting hearts. helping scientists save a species. >> are they active? are they sleeping in they are looking at individual behaviors for each animal but also looking how they interact. >> that interaaû9 between beibei and mom most instructive. with only 1,800 pandas in the wild, much to learn how these beloved bears care for their cubs. it takes a village to raise a panda, including 60 volunteers on shifts glued to these panda cams. meticulously making notes every minute even though this puff ball sleeps 20 hours a day. for lesley, 10 years here, more than 1,500 hours. >> there's a lot of sleeping, but then you see bears being bears. >> while dad broke the internet getting more than 55 million views, his boy already has fans infatuated as he helps scientists take pandas one step
looking at quiet weather for the weekend. high temperatures saturday and sunday around 50. the forecast for the big game sunday. temperature of 50 with partly sunny skies. 2:00 p.m. not too bad. 49 by 6:00 game starting to get under way. kick-off 6:30. try temps in the mid 40s. 10:00 p.m. temperatures in the low to mid 40s. weekend outlook, looking pretty
good. nice ski conditions. exercise, maybe going for a hike. heading out and about, the weather cooperating. you should be just fine. coming up, the latest outlook on the chance of dealing with rain and snow showers late tonight and early tomorrow morning. you may not be able to get a jump-start filing your taxes today. a hardware failure hit several of its computer systems yesterday. the agency doesn't expect major disruptions. we'll keep an eye on this for you and let you know when the problem is resolved. >> bid on a unique local sports memorabilia up for auction now. university of maryland is putting up part of cole field house for sale. you can bid on seats, signs because it is undergoing a $150 million makeover right now.
we are following a developing story overseas where investigators in somalia are trying to find out what caused a mid-air explosion in a jet. left a hole inside the aircraft and one passenger is still missing. here is nbc's kier simmons. >> reporter: the airline was still climbing when a hole was blown in the fuselage. how it happened is a mystery. passengers may not have survived if the plane had been at a higher altitude than 12,000 feet. officials confirmed one passenger is missing. witnesses say he was sucked out of the plane. pictures suggest the skin of the airbus 321 was blown outward, indicating an explosion from inside. passengers describe seeing smoke. >> i just saw white smoke.
a few second i realized where it was. once it calmed down we saw a hole in the plane. >> reporter: in the past, u.s.-bound flights have been targeted with bombs smuggled into the cabin. in this case, officials have not ruled out a failure of the ashlt. we are aware of the reports about the airline flight. airbus has a team on stand by ready to join the investigation, but is waiting for an official request from authorities in somalia. >> a turkish air flight was canceled monday and most transferred to tuesday's ill-fated flight. they weren't meant to be on that plane and then escape with their lives. developing right now, we'll learn how florida officials plan to deal with the zika virus in their state.
governor rick scott declared a health emergency in four counties after at least nine cases of the virus were found. health officials say people traveling to affected countries contracted the mosquito-born illness. back home a virginia mother who contracted the virus has a warning for other moms. in november she came down with symptoms of the virus including joint pain and a rash. doctors say this mother of three has the first reported case in virginia. she stopped sharing drinks and food with friends and family. >> began with just a swollen lymph node which tipped me off something was coming and progressed to body aches and a really weird rash and joint pain. >> baker is urging mothers-to-be
to stay away from affected areas. once she recovers, she plans to continue her mission work. how about weather? >> keeping a close eye on rain to our south. there is a chance this rain moves back into this area. if you're in st. mary's county you may deal with rain and snow showers early tomorrow morning anywhere from nothing to an inch of accumulation is possible. mainly in southern maryland and the northern neck. notice future weather here at midnight into 4:00 a.m. pink is rain and snow. i think road temperatures will be right around freezing. won't have a huge impact on that morning commute. just the timing could cause concerns by 9:00 a.m. that threat left the area. a 40% chance we have rain and snow showers in the metro area early tomorrow morning. you've met him before as a
wednesday's child. he is waiting and hoping a family will come forward and adopt him. excited? >> yeah. >> hi, georgia. >> georgia bay, program director at the lift me up horseback riding sent forfalls church welcomes james who loves horses. >> would you like to meet our horses? >> yes. >> this is niles. >> hi, buddy. >> the first horse james saw was niles. it was love at first sight. >> would you like to brush niles? >> james has been in foster care since he was 3 and he's 14. >> james enjoyed grooming niles. >> there is a way of making friends with niles. >> james said this looks like a great home for horses. >> the horses can get some freedom and they're not locked up all day.
>> he says he loves the outdoors himself and enjoys playing every sport. >> soccer, basketball, hockey, biking, hiking. >> those who know james say he needs a family to help him realize his potential and to be motivated to succeed in all that he does. >> are you ready? >> yeah. >> he was motivated to learn how to ride niles. >> how does it feel? >> it feels great. >> james wants the love of a permanent family. >> it takes a forever family, not just a staff of people who are paid to care for him. >> she says james needs a home. she says he hopes that home has pets. >> i think i'll take niles as my own pet, if i could. >> james says if not niles, a cat or dog will do. >> it's sad he is still waiting. if you have room in your home and heart for james or another child call our special adoption hotline 1-88-to-adopt-me or
dennis wideman has been suspended 20 games after knocking down a linesman during a game last week. the nhlpa filed an appeal citing medical evidence. he struck the lineman in nashville and stands to lose more than $500,000 in salary as a result of the suspension. the suspension is the second longest in league history for abusing an official. let's move on. katy perry. her mobile game was a flop. now the makers have signed taylor swift. they announced plans to develop a new mobile game later this year.
the companies are hoping the new game will help its balance sheet. it entered a multiyear contract with swift and she will work with the company on the game. the companies were behind kim kardashian's hollywood game which raked in more than $70 million in 2014. back to you. >> that is crazy. more panda video. >> after the
if you are on the fence who to root for this giant panda video may help. thises leilei at the memphis zoo. the panthers are his pick to win. he wrapped himself up with his panthers banner many don't you love we rely on animals who decide who will win? >> it's fun to watch. >> should be a great game. >> let's have a look at our
forecast now. >> we don't have her microphone. amelia has been telling us it's going to get colder over the weekend. i was concerned because she mentioned the possibility of rain and snow. >> it's feeling like spring the last few days. i think we were ready for a change. >> that does it for "news4 midday." we are back on the air this afternoon first at 4:00. >> you can get weather and news updates with the nbc washington app. we'll tell you if it will snow again. it's not raining, that's good. we look forward to seeing new the morning. >> 4:26. >> i'll see you for "news4 midday."
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