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health, brain function, amenemi and health disease. right now at 6:00, we're following several breaking stories. within the last hour a grand jury has handed up an indictment against the man accused of the northwest d.c. mansion murders. the new information we just learned. maryland state police are flying right now over a neighborhood in rockville looking for two masked men who are suspected of breaking into a house, tying up an elderly man who lives there, and ransacking that house. we're hearing from that man's son. a division 2016 surprise. a brand new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll just released this hour has front-runner donald trump now falling behind. and i'm tracking a couple things out there, some colder air tomorrow, some beautiful weather coming up for the weeks, a and then the potential for another storm. we'll talk about it in our forecast. we begin with thatak
news first at 6:00. an indictment in a brutal and gruesome murder in a d.c. mansion. >> daron wint is facing nearly two dozen charges for holding a family hostage and then torturing and killing them before he set that house on fire. jackie bensen has been looking through the indictment and has details now from our live desk. >> this is a copy of the indictment we just received it. just the listing of charges takes up a full page alone. 34-year-old daron wint has been in custody since the murders. now d.c. grand jury has returned a 20-count indictment against him, 12 counts include charges in the murders of amy sav vop louse, phillip, and the family's housekeeper. the indictment charges wint with aggravating circumstances including one finding that the murders were especially heinous, atrocious, or
police say wint held the four victims captive for roughly 18 hours inside the family's home. wipt is accused of being paid a $40,000 ransom and then killing them before setting the house on fire. there is evidence the victims were tied up and possibly tortured and the weapons included a baseball bat, samurai swords, and an unknown sharp object. a conviction at trial would virtually ensure wint would die in jail. a press release from channing fill lins notes the investigation into the murders is ongoing. you may remember wint was identified as a suspect through dna on a piece of pizza crust that was found at the scene. at the live desk, jackie bensen, back to you. we are also following some breaking news in rockville where police are searching right now for two men in an armed robbery. >> police say the pair stormed into a house along arlive court and held a man in his 70s and a woman in her 80s atun
news4's pat collins just spoke to the victims' son and joins us live from the scene. >> reporter: doreen, the victims' son talked just a few minutes ago. he said the suspects came to his parents' house posing as electricians and that when his father opened the door, those suspects forced their way inside. the son says police have told him they believe this home invasion was random. >> i believe what they say, that it's just a random act, somebody looking for their next high. >> reporter: a daylight home invasion at this home on arlive court. the victim is an 86-year-old woman and her husband, a 77-year-old man. tonight their son jordan came out and talked about it. and how are your parents doing? >> they're fine right now. my dad, he's taking it pretty good but my mom, she's pretty nervous. >> reer
>> my dad was. >> reporter: it must have been frightening. what did he say? >> he didn't really say much about it. when i walked in, i saw the look on his face, and he was pretty upset. >> reporter: police still looking for the two armed suspects. police say the man opened the front door. the two gunmen forced their way in, ransacked the house, and were done in 15 minutes. today i talked to an unidentified woman who said she saw the suspects. what kind of car were they? >> it was a grayish car. with four doors. they park right there. >> reporter: and how were they dressed? >> black. black pants, blacktop, black hoodies. >> reporter: so was this random? one neighbor said she saw the two suspects try another house before the home invasion here, and later today police removed some evidence from another house down the street, including something that looked like a baseball bat. now, the two suspects are still
they're still working the case. doreen, back to you. >> pat collins reporting from rockville. thank you. right now a potential game-changer in the race for the republican nomination in south carolina. nbc news has learned that south carolina governor nikki haley will endorse marco rubio at a town hall that is set to get under way at any minute now. there you see, that's a live picture. that's governor hailey with marco rubio on the stage. that's happening right now. hailey is highly popular among republican voters in her state. her endorsement could give rubio a strong boost toward a second or third-place finish in saturday's south carolina primary. donald trump is leading the polls in south carolina and in nevada, but a brand new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows that trump might be falling behind ted cruz in the national race. steve handelsman has been looking over new polls and he's on capitol hill now with the latest on this.
who is hthan marco rubio tonight? the answer is ted cruz, taking the lead, the lead among republican candidates in today's nbc news/"wall street journal" poll because, cruz says, he's been questioning the conservative credentials of donald trump, but is the billionaire's support really fading? >> reporter: is donald trump headed up or down? for the first time today the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds trump trailing ted cruz 26/28 in the national gop horse race. even though trump is 20 points on top in today's quinnipiac poll with marco rubio second and cruz third. with three days until the next vote. >> let us come and have a good result in south carolina. >> you all have the chance to reset the race. >> reporter: trump's rivals are charging he's not conservative. >> i am pro-choice in every respect. >> reporter: that was 1999, part of a current ted cruz ad. he's warning trumpou
a pro-life, pro-gun justice on the supreme court. >> a vote for donald trump is a vote to erase the second amendment from the bill of rights. >> reporter: trump today on abortion. >> i'm pro-life. >> reporter: trump says he's changed and might sue cruz. >> i have never dealt with anybody that lied so much. >> reporter: hoping to replace cruz is trump's top challenger in south carolina, marco rubio attacks. >> ted is willing to say or do anything to get elected. >> reporter: rubio is set to get the endorsement of governor nikki haley. on the democratic side, bad news for hillary clinton. a new cnn poll finds her virtually tied with bernie sanders in nevada, a 16-point lead gone with the nevada democratic caucuses three days away. it's ten days until the democrats clash in south carolina. hillary clinton had a huge 50-point polling lead in that state. it's down
fast. i'm steve handelsman, news4. jim and doreen? >> thanks, steve. new at 6:00, americans are sharply divided over whether the senate should vote this year on president obama's eventual nominee to succeed antonin scalia on the supreme court. the new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows 43% of the people surveyed believe the senate should vote this year on a replacement. 42% prefer to leave that position vacant until the next president nominates a replacement. 15% of the people polled have no opinion. a reminder that you are invited to pay your final respects to justice scalia on friday. his body will lie in repose in the great hall of the supreme court from 10:30 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening friday. family and friends will attend a private funeral on saturday morning at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception.
concerns over the city's medical emergency services. >> mark segraves has more on the questions raised today about the department's commitment to fixing the system. mark? >> reporter: hey, doreen. you know, the fire department's former medical director, jullette saussy, set off a firestorm last week when her resignation letter became public, and in that letter she said people in the district were dying needlessly. today the fire chief and dr. saussy appeared before the d.c. council and neither one was backing down. dr. jullette saussy was only on the job for seven months, but she testified today that in that time she saw failure after failure by first responders and no accountability in the department and no urgency to change. >> there seems to almost be an immunity to g
that we're immune to grief. these men and women put their heart and soul into this. >> reporter: dr. saussy also complained she was blocked from assessing the qualifications of emts and paramedics. >> one of my biggest issues is that i haven't been able to assess the competency and when i ask, okay, do you have proof of competency, all they have is they have a roll, like a roll of who attended a class but not a checkoff of their patient assessment skills. so we know they attended, but i don't know what they did. >> being able to accomplish some of these things doesn't happen overnight. i came into a system that was -- that had tremendous challenges. no one is disagreeing with that. now we're saying if you didn't make these changes in that short amount of time, where is your sense of urgency? >> reporter: saussy told council members the d.c. fire department doesn't have enough members of leadership
experience s experience. she was asked if chief dean has the proper medical expertise. >> that's a question for him. >> my ability to work with the medical director is proven. i'm not here saying i'm an expert in medicine. i'm here saying i think together we can improve the system. >> reporter: now, chief dean says that he is working on additional training and assessments for medical first responders, and he says by bringing on third-party ambulances to deliver nonlife threatening patients to hospitals, it will free up the first responders for that training and assessment. in the district, reporting live, mark segraves, news4. out there today a pretty nice afternoon. high temperatures mid to upper 40s. we saw some sunshine today mixed with some clouds from time to time. tomorrow more sun but it's going to get on the colder side. out there right now, take a look at the current temperatures. 43 in d.c. 48 in richmond. 38 over towards ocean city, but our air coming from the west down to 30 right now in pittsburgh, and it will be
colder during the day tomorrow. so a colder thursday across our region. and then we're talking about a beautiful weekend. temperatures upper 50s to low 60s. maybe a shower on sunday but all in all, pretty nice weekend. then, yeah, tracking our next storm which looks to affect us as early as tuesday. much more on that coming up at 6:25. with each passing day the link between the zika virus and microcephaly is becoming more clear. plus, which region could soon see tens of thousands of cases. the fbi wants to crack into the iphone that belonged to one of the attackers who was killed after he killed 14 people in san bernardino. people at apple don't want to help. we've been talking about this story all day. a dog is back on dry land tonight after a team of rescuers jumped into an icy lake to save
police in prince george's county have now identified 17 children who were victims
of a child pornography scheme run by an elementary school aide. police announced the latest victim to come forward earlier today. 22-year-old deonte carraway is accused of videotaping and molesting children while he was working at the judge sylvania woods elementary school. police say they're still conducting interviews and more victims could come forward.
dozen counts of felonyld pornography as well as sex abuse charges. police are trying to find a couple of guys that they say tried to rob two different banks in an hour. police say the two men there on the screen tried to rob a capital one bank in silver spring back on january 27th and just before that they tried to rob a bank in d.c. today apple is vowing to take on the government in a fight over a terrorist's phone. the fbi needs the company's help breaking into a cell phone used by one of the shooters in the december terror rampage in san bernardino, california. nbc's brian moore explains why apple is refusing to help. >> reporter: apple says it will fight a federal magistrate's order forcing the tech giant to help the fbi crack an iphone used by syed farouq, one of the shooters in the december terror attack in san bernardino. the obama administration says it'
>> they are not asking apple to redesign its product or to create a new backdoor to one of their products. they're simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device. >> reporter: not so says apple ceo tim cook who writes, the government suggests this tool could be used only once on one phone, but that's simply not true. once created, the technique to be used over and over again on any number of devices. >> it's sort of like if you have a -- you require everybody to have a key under their mat. how do you make sure that just the right people use that key? >> reporter: the fbi wants apple to invent new software to bypass a key security feature that reraces all data on the phone after ten wrong pass code attempts. that way technicians could wage a brute force attack to guess the password. >> the government is asking for the ability to knock on that door a until times until we can break in. >> reporter: but apple says this fight is far
att pitting personal privacy against public safety. brian moore, nbc news, washington. in less than an hour, officials in montgomery county will meet to help build some bridges in the community. the county's human rights committee on hate and violence says there's been a backlash against muslims ever since the terror attacks in paris and the massacre in san bernardino, california. so the members want to do something about that, and the goal tonight is to help build peace in the community. that meeting begins at 7:00 tonight at the muslim community center in silver spring. we're learning something new every day. that's how scientists and doctors are describing the zika virus. there were a couple of meetings today on the virus, one with heads of the centers for disease control and the national institutes of health, and some of the news that came out of those meetings, the risk associated with
puerto rico is becoming a huge focus as the virus begins to spread there. the food and drug administration is recommending blood donors returning from travel to the caribbean and central or south america wait 28 days before donating blood. phase one of the vaccine that's being developed by nih should start by the end of the summer or early fall of this year. and the centers for disease control now has 500 people focusing exclusively on the zika virus. there have been at least 52 cases of zika reported in this country, including maryland, d.c., and virginia. pope francis is on his way now to the mexican border to pray for migrants. the pope is also getting ready to celebrate a massive outdoor mass in juarez. this is the final stop on a visit that has highlighted political issues. nbc's mary ann ahern
paso now where a huge crowd has gathered on the u.s. side of the border to watch the pope. >> reporter: pope francis meets first with convicts at a juarez prison bringing one to tears as he urges them to break the cycle of violence. no one could have imagined a papal visit here. just six years ago when this gritty bordertown was considered the murder capital, more than 3,600 murders. many are hoping the papal spotlight adds to the recovery. >> let's hope so. his message is very powerful. >> reporter: tracing the steps many migrants take pope francis will prayu4nx at the border wit families who lost loved ones trying to cross the border. >> sometimes they get the feeling that they've kind of been left behind. they're not in the mainstream. >> reporter: his visit right in the midst of a heated presidential campaign. gop candidate donald trump says pope francis is a very political person who
>> people need a moral voice to be reminded that we're talking about human beings. we're talking about the character of our country. >> it doesn't matter. religion reaches over walls, over mountains. >> reporter: for those attending the el paso service, they're anxious to hear the pope's message. >> just peace, peace is what we need. >> reporter: this final day for pope francis in mexico true to his style highlighting issues from violence to immigration. in el paso, mary ann ahern, nbc news. coming up, doug is going to tell us about spring-like weather coming up, and then back to winter. >> it's happened at least three times in the last two weeks. operator error putting passengers at risk on metro. we'll tell you about the five-second rule for train operators. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news4, a former prince george's county school board member is accused of ripping off the school sys
and now your storm team4 forecast. >> we finally have some nice weather to talk about. saw a pretty good day out there today. average high temperature this time of year 48. that's right around where we were. right around 48 degrees. a mixture of sun and clouds during the day. it was still cool but all in
still dealing with mostly cloudy skies. winds out of the north at 13 miles per hour. that northerly component always giving us some cooler weather and that's what we're seeing. 37 in hagerstown, 36 in cumberland, 39 in leesburg. we are going to dip tonight. and as we do, we will see once again the potential for icing overnight tonight, maybe some slick spots early tomorrow morning. nothing on the radar, no rain or snow to talk about. we're not even going to see a chance of this really until possibly on sunday but even that's going to be just a light chance. we have a storm system up to the north. let's widen out. you can see the snow coming off the great lakes. that's the cold air trying to move into our area. it will move into the mid-atlantic and the northeast. temperatures tomorrow about five to ten degrees cooler than where they were during the afternoon today. tomorrow will be a cool day but still not too bad. starting off on a cool note. 30 degrees in d.c. 36 in frederick. manassas coming in around 28 degrees. that's why we are predicting the potential for a little bit of ice. so maybe some icy spots early between 7:00,
are getting on the bus. temperatures around 30 degrees. by 3:00 in the afternoon it will be a chilly day. temperatures around 39. make sure the kids have the coats for recess. they will need them across the region tomorrow. now, the impact that tomorrow's forecast has, very low impact. again, chilly, but with lots of sunshine. a pretty nice february afternoon. a little below average but all in all not too bad. how about the storm for next week? everybody is asking me about this. the first thing is first. it's going to be very warm out ahead of the storm. anything that falls first i think will fall as rain. here comes the storm out of the pacific. still a long time to watch this storm system, but it does dive to the south and any time that happens, it's able to pull in a lot of moisture from the gulf. and, again, as we've known from the past storms over the past winter, the gulf has been open for business. we've seen a tremendous amount of moisture coming out of the gulf. that's what we'll see again. the onset of this looks like we hey have some cold air so it might be snow to start and then go over to rain and then possibly if enough cold air is on the backside we could see some
significant snow, but the pattern is right for a storm but we have no idea if it's rain or snow just yet. lots of time to watch this, so if you hear anybody telling you we're getting this much snow next week, don't listen because i guarantee you it will be changing. 39 tomorrow, 42 on friday. right now i just want you to focus on the weekend. 67 on saturday. 60 on sunday. >> we like that. thank you, doug. coming up tonight, a woman who once served on the prince george's county school board now accused of stealing school lunch money. we'll hear what witnesses had to say at her trial today. if wyou're one of americans in student loan debt, we'll tell you about what happened to one guy who didn't pay. the doors on some metro trains opening on the wrong side. i will tell you why metro
back to our breaking news at of thirty. dna on a piece of pizza led police to him and now daron wint faces a 20-point indictment in the brutal murders of the sov op lus family and their housekeeper. 12 of those counts charge wint with first-degree murder and classify the murders as especially heinous,
investigators say that wint hel the family captive for 18 hours before being paid a $40,000 ransom and then killing them and setting the house on fire. there was also evidence that a baseball bat and a samurai sword were used to torture the victims. wint will face life in prison if convicted. a former prince george's county school board member is in court today. she's on trial accused of stealing from the county's free school lunch program. an audit of the school meals program uncovered the fraud which went on for years. county bureau chief tracee wilkins is outside the courthouse in upper marlboro with details on this. tracee? >> reporter: well, jim, it happens more often than most people think, and in this case it appears that mundey defrauded the school system of $1,300. she paid it back but the state's attorney is saying it's not about the cost but it's about people in power taking advantage of their situation.
school lunch, the government will provide. state prosecutors say former prince george's county school board member lynn mundey took advantage of that while she was making well over $70,000 a year. mundey's welfare fraud and theft trial got under way today in prince george's county court. according to state prosecutors, for four years mundey applied for free and reduced lunch for her daughter. qualification is based on income and family size. state prosecutors say mundey used an invalid food stamp case number in order to qualify although she was actually making more than $70,000. mund yif was appointed to the prince george's school board by rushern baker. she was an employee for the government accountability office. that federal office searching for fraud within government agencies. mundey and four other gao employees were discovered defrauding the prince george's lunch program when the agency
p performed it's own internal audit. today in court it was testified that there were 90,000 reduced lunch applications he have year. year usda standards only 3% ever randomly verified. that may explain why there's so much fraud. 300 gao employees were found defrauding lunch programs nationwide. this jury trial is expected to continue tomorrow. reporting live in upper marlboro, tracee wilkins. >> thank you. metro is reminding its train operators to pay extra attention when opening the doors. there have been at least three recent cases when doors were opened on the wrong side. transportation reporter adam tuss broke that news on twitter today, and he joins us live from the smithsonian station with what metro is doing to try to make sure it doesn't happen again. adam? >> reporter: that's right, doreen. you know, in each of these cases it was as simple as pressing the wrong button on the train. now, no one was hurt, but metro train operators are
watched closely. take a look. this is what it's like when the metro door opens on the wrong side. not exactly what you want to be seeing as a rider. those were previous incidents. now new problems. three over the course of less than two weeks. january 30th at smithsonian and two wrong door incidents on february 9th, one at grosvenor and one at prince george's plaza. riders weighing in. >> maybe it means you should have an automatic system in place that prevents the operator from opening the door on the wrong said. >> reporter: operators are now being told to pause at stations for up to five seconds so they remember what side of the train the doors need to open. if an operator opens the doors on the wrong side, not only does that present a safety hazard, but the operator is then required to stop the train, get out, walk around the entire train, make sure nothing has fallen out so that thein
proceed safely forward, and that safety walk-around takes time and can cause delays. metro tells us that operators open the doors in trains about 245,000 times on a typical work day. chief spokesperson dan stessel sent us a statement saying when an action is repeated that frequently the potential exists for muscle memory to take over and the task to occur without conscious effort. rail supervisors are being told to increase their monitoring of trains. now, metro says if train operators aren't pausing long enough at certain stations, they'll be given a violation, jim. >> thanks, adam. you can expect things to quiet down just a bit in fairfax county. there's a new noise ordinance that just took effect. that that you just heard, no more. your dog barks like that between 10:00 at night and 7:00 in the morning, you could
there will be no trash collection between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. you are not permitted to mow your lawn or use other yard equipment, we assume that might mean leave blowers and things like that, after 9:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. outdoor loud speakers are banned between 10:00 and 7:00 sunday through thursday. student loan debt is skyrocketing in this country. now topping $1.2 trillion. and when those loans don't get paid back, the government can come after you. one texas man learned that the hard way. paul acre says u.s. marshals came to his house and handcuffed him over a 5$5,700 loan. he claims he never got any warning but federal officials say for three years they sent him notices. >> we talked to him on the phone in 2013 at which time he told us he would not appear for court.
shackles to the waist and placed in a 4 x 4 cell. >> he has been ordered to start paying the loan back in april with $200 a month payments. the couple that won part of that record-setting powerball jackpot that none of us won is coming out of hiding and they're collecting their prize. for weeks many people wondered who won that last chunk of the jackpot. well, today we found out. it's a couple from florida. they held a news conference in tallahassee. they're taking the $328 million lump sum before taxes. they described the moment that they realized their lives would change forever. >> well, first when he brought the ticket to me and said, are you messing with me, what are you doing? and -- >> how did you do this? >> i knew they were my numbers and i ran and looked online to make sure they were correct and wrote them down, and we didn't believe it. >> they believe it no
with the money, mrs. smith said she's getting a massage. that's what it says right here. she said she's getting a massage. >> in that ahititahiti. >> that's what we assume. >> good for them. panic in a boston subway station as it fills with smoke. what fell off the train and on the track and what passengers had to do to escape. ♪ >> students stranded at a local airport making the best of it, and they're rewarded by some kindness from strangers. and i'm talking about the next couple days. we're talking 50s and 60s. we're talking another storm. got it all for you right after the break. we'll see you in ju
the officers came together outside a church in joppa, maryland, for a final salute to senior deputy patrick dailey. he was one of two deputies killed last week during a dispute with a suspect at a panera restaurant in the town of abingdon. maryland's governor larry hogan said he went to the funeral to, in his words, honor the sacrifice of one of our true heroes. some scary moments on boston's subway. passengers were forced to kick windows out to escape cars that were filling with smoke. a part fell off the train as it was pulling into the station hitting the third rail creating the smoky conditions. all this happened last night. the doors wouldn't open because the train had not fully pulled into the station. paris and rome today unveiled their bids to host the 2024 summer olympics. the slogans that the french came up with for the games is the power of dreams.
along with several existing stadiums and arena that could be used. the italian olympic committee says rome also has many of the required sports facilities already, and they would only need upgrading. they're ready to spend they say $4.7 billion to host the games. los angeles, california, and budapest are also in the running. the winner will be selected in september of 2017. david culver here in reston, virginia. behind me lake thoreau. you can see on the surface of the lake, a lot of ice and some stones and rocks sitting on top of the ice, but as one canine found out today, it's not strong enough to hold its weight. not the only icy water rescue here in northern virginia. ahead on news4 at 6:00, i will show you why two f
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a lot of you can't get enough of this video on facebook. it was a busy day in icy waters for first responders from two northern virginia counties. two dog rescues within an hour of each other. northern virginia bureau reporter david culver has the story. >> reporter: from the shore of lake thoreau in reston, a tempting sight. it appears to be solid ice in parts. here is proof of how quickly it all can shatter. the cries, whimpers, and desperate barks tough to listen to. you're looking at video
rescuers wading through the ice to get to angel. >> the dog was half in the water, half out, clinging to ice. we knew we had to get in there. >> angel, it's okay. >> reporter: as neighbors reassured the dog, this crew from fire station 25 got hold. >> you grab them and, of course, he doesn't know what's going on. he's just scared, of course. >> reporter: an hour before angel's rescue here on lake thoreau, another icy water rescue in loudoun county. 60 feet out, they saved a cocker spaniel. the dog so frightened it bit its rescuers. remember milo stuck in the ice last month. rescuers jumped in to save the st. bernard and reunited him with his grateful family. >> we came close to losing him and we know we did so thank you guys. >> reporter: but the stories serve as a warning to pet
and parents to keep a watchful eye and never trust the ice. as for angel, back ton dry land. in reston, david culver, news4. >> good for angel. students at a high school orchestra got stranded in d.c. because of bad weather so they did what they do best. ♪ >> the kids are from a place called american fork, utah. they came to washington to perform at the kennedy center and they spent four days seeing the sights here. they were at national airport on monday when they found out their flight was canceled, so they pulled out their violins and other things and started playing. it was an impromptu performance that stirred the generosity of their fellow travelers. the kids collected almost $300 in donations. they're on their way back to
investigative unit can find out what they did with that money. >> how come there's never something like that when i'm stuck at the airport. just a lot of angry people. nice to enjoy some warm -- somewhat warmer sunshine today. i drove over chain bridge, the potomac was looking pretty wild up there. >> we're going to see some more nice weather the next couple days. tomorrow will be chilly. don't think we're done with the cold just yet. tomorrow is another cold day. high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, wind chills in the upper 20s. you'll need the jacket, the coat tomorrow. right now we're at 43 degrees dropping to 38 degrees by t9:00. it will be a cold night tonight. we can expect a refreeze overnight. already 37 gaithersburg, manassas at 39. joint base andrews at 42 right now. storm team4 radar not showing
the next couple days except for the sun. 35 at 11:00. 39 by about 3:00 but it's going to be a little breezy. so it will be kind of chilly tomorrow afternoon. bring the hats, maybe the gloves. that's the kind of cold air we have and then we talk about our storm next week. what dined of storm? one, we know there's going to be a storm. what exactly will it be? looking for likely for it to affect us tuesday into wednesday, possibly even into thursday. we're making mainly rain on tuesday. we're going to be so warm this weekend, we do think there would be enough cold air on the back side we could see some snow in some of the area. possible shovelable snow in parts of the region too, but as it falls on some of the wet, warm ground, most of it may actually melt. is it a big storm? way too early to tell. we're just starting to talk about it now. i'll give you many more details over the next couple days. you know we'll keep you ahead
39 degrees tomorrow. 42 on friday. not a bad friday. if you're going out friday night, bundle up. a little chilly. look at the weekend. 63 on saturday. highs in the upper 50s to 60 on sunday. could see a couple sprinkles late in the day on sunday. a little bit cooler on monday a high of 53 and then we get to the rain/snow on tuesday and then possibly all snow on wednesday. so many factors to deal with here. the storm itself is north of hawaii right now. it's got a long time before it gets here. hawaii, that would be nice. >> yeah, wouldn't it? >> thanks, doug. >> when we win the lottery. >> we have sports coming up. the wiz back from the brea
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love carol because no matter how dark it is, she's always got a light shining. carol is the eternal optimist in here. she's feeling good about the second half of the wizards. >> fresh start for the wizards and it's been disappointing. they've come out listless at times. no lead has been safe. we get all that, but -- >> but. >> here is the but, they're healthier than they have been all season. >> true. >> and they're starting the second half thinking that they
>> thinking positive. >> why not? what's the option? here we go again. for all the folks that counted out the wizards, take note, they still feel like they're within striking distance so they can make a third straight tip to the playoffs. three games back of the final spot in the east. getting ready to host the jazz tomorrow night. they actually have three games in three days. so it's going to be a tough week. practicing for first time as a wizard, alan anderson, the former brooklyn net signed with the wizards in the off-season. he's a defensive stalwart. it will be great to have him back. they're ready to make that run. >> we're getting to the point where we're probably as close to being healthy as we've been all year, and so opportunity is there for us. what are we going to do? dedicate ourselves for eight weeks and 31 games and see where we
>> it's not like we're way out of it. from third to probably tenth is four or five games. for us it's getting consistent. if we can get consistent, wins will come. now to the washington capitals -- let's start over actually because first we're going to talk about the clock is ticking for the georgetown hoyas. five games left to prove they're a tournament xavier this weekend. coach john thompson iii warns against looking at the big picture. wants his guys to concentrate on each and every possession starting with seton hall tonight. >> i don't think this group needs to start wandering and thinking about big picture and tournament. we need to stay locked into the next half of basketball. >> i know a lot of folks have been wondering how you were doing with that because the team, sometimes you don't know what team has been showing up. they've been so good and then struggled at times. how are you personally taking this year? >> it's the nature of the beast, and, you know, fortunatel
years like this, but i chose this profession, and it happens sometimes. >> hoyas and seton hall tip at 9:00. terms get ready to visit minnesota tomorrow night without diamond stone after the team suspended him for this incident against wisconsin. stone will be missed. the center averaging over 12 points, 5 rebounds, and almost 2 blocks per game. today his teammates reacted to his suspension. they know it's going to be tough for him but also a valuable life lesson. >> he understands everything that's happened. we talked and, you know, he's going to learn from the situation and eats going to be better going forward. right now every one of us is just locked in and dialed in on the betterment of the team and he's totally invested. we're all looking forward to growth from that situation and move on as a team. >> such a great talker, isn't he? the washington capitals back on the road facing the islanders tomorrow night and four straight at home. there's a lot of love for the caps right now.
the franchise spreading love for hockey around town. there was hockey. the capitals teaming up with d.c. public schools to launch a new street hockey curriculum at 111 schools. former capital allen may, he was on hand to teach the kids the basics. the caps donated the hockey equipment and provided training to all the school pe teachers. a great program that will no doubt have a big impact in the community. >> it will end up getting 48,000 kids who have never held a hockey stick a hockey stick in their hands. it's a huge gesture on their behalf to introduce youth -- street hockey, ice hockey, all the different initiatives in the d.c. area. >> with this donation the caps not only provided us with like teacher training, they provided us with the equipment but
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