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start to your saturday so far. i'm add al tuesday. >> angie goff. we have the coffee flowing. a big name in news. we are getting a taste of spring in february. >> going to go into hiding here today. and for the next several days we will have warmer than average temperatures. already climbing to 50 degrees. a lot of clouds around. a live view. a little sunshine on the western horizon. reagan national up 45. 50 from hrar ton to fredericksburg, northern virginia in the mid to upper 40s. upper 40s, near 50 around the bay now. shenandoah valley as well in the 40s. a few spots in west virginia in the 50s. great day to get out and get some exercise. st
mild this afternoon. rain now is looking likely wednesday into thursday for the week ahead. a look at that and our mild afternoon temperatures in just a few minutes. >> all right. thank you very much, tom. family and friends gathering to bid their final farewell to supreme court justice antonin scalia. tom sherwood ahead of the service. how is scene there? >> as you would expect, there's a lot of media here for the justice who served on the court since 1989. and the basilica is here in northeast washington north capital street. it's a long time landmark. it will seat 2,600 people.
the funeral is here at 11:00 a.m. i'm tom sherwood. back to you. tom, thank you. 9:02. new this morning, we are looking into a deadly shooting that happened in the district. police were called to 18th and benning road in northeast last night. we are still working on trying to get you more information. we know police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and he did later die from his injuries. >> all right. let's turn our attention to decision 2016. today is a big day in the race for the white house. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in the nevada caucuses while the republican battle heads to south carolina. so who is going to come out on top tonight? nbc steve handelsman looks ahead from south carolina's capital. >> good morning from columbia. as voteers here in south carolina head to the polls for the first primary in the south. what should we watch? who should we
donald trump. he had enjoyed a big lead in the polling in south carolina. before trump tangled with the pope, before trump promised to clean up his language and did not, ted cruz closed their gap to five points in the nbc news/wall street journal/maris poll. that was cruz's deficit before he beat trump in iowa. marco rubio polling a strong third. hopes not just to beat cruz today. but if you can't, he can do so well he drives jeb bush and john kasich and emerges tonight as the only mainstream candidate. in nevada even a win by just a few points in tonight's caucus would look like a clinton loss. with the democrats headed here for their primary next saturday. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, columbia, south carolina. >> here's what's at stake for both sides of the presidential race. tonight starting in sout
and three superdelegates up for grabs in the republican race. taking you now to what's going on in nevada, 35 delegates are at stake there. a key difference, the delegates are not bound to any candidate until may. the state also said eight superdelegates. chuck todd will join us to break all of this down, all the results down tomorrow morning. >> hillary clinton continues to lead among democratic superdelegates here in the district. the trend is mirroring the situation in the rest of the country. clinton's lead over bernie sanders is growing. of the 25 superdelegates representing the nation's capital, 18 have endorsed clinton. that's up from 14 back in november. nationwide, clinton has 449 superdelegates compared to sanders's 19. >> an online petition pushing to close loud on county
voting day is halfway to 5,000 signatures. >> people will be outside trying to enjoy the nice weather. the monument will be closed until early next week for repairs to a damaged elevator control box. the national park service says unlike previous shutdown for elevator problems, it has nothing to do with the mechanics of the elevator. the damage was caused by a contractor working a different issue. the most powerful storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere is slamming fiji today. tropical cyclone winston packing winds of 180 miles per hour. a radio station reporting that one person has died of a house
collapsed on him. the city is also without electricity. >> high winds and major deng closer to home. the windy city lives up to its name as neighbors clean up and try to hold their ground. high-speed wreck on the big weekend for nascar. this crash, wow, had one driver flipping over 13 times and othe (elephant sound)
of flying debris. high winds knocked down power lines leaving 100,000 people without electricity. that poor woman right there caught up in it. at the height, wind gusts were up to 60 miles per hour. three people are seriously hurt after a sight-seeing helicopter crashed in hawaii's pearl harbor. there were problems moments before the chopper went down. a 15-year-old boy was critically hurt in that crash. the two other people remain in serious condition. divers hit the water to float the chopper back up to the surface yesterday. the ntsb is looking to find out what caused the chopper to go down. a big weekend for nascar as drivers gear up for the daytona 500. you have to check this out. as drivers took the white flag for the final lap in the camping world truck series, one car hit the outside wall and flew
through the air. the truck rolled about 13 times before landing on its wheels. he walked away and is okay. johnny solder went on to win under caution. this weekend marks the 15th anniversary that the racing world lost detaileale earnhardt. say hello to one of the nicest saturdays we have had in weeks. tom kierein is tracking some sun on the way. if you want to know, join us to facebook chat. absolutely. also coming up, a deadly shooting in our area ruled self-defense.
developing right now in flint, michigan, federal regulators say state and federal regulate aren't doing enough there. flint doesn't have enough qualified personnel to ensure that the city's system meets requirements for led pollution. a quality spokesperson said the state received the letter and is reviewing it. >> well, we may never know if a man accused of killing a d.c. family and their housekeeper acted alone. wint pleaded guilty to 20 charges. 12 counts of first degree murder included. the criminal defense attorney tone
likely to go to trial and because wint cannot be sentenced to death, he has no in sentive to give up any accomplices he may have had. if he is convicted on one murder charge, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. frank trullio shot and killed a guest at a holiday party back in december. he said he was defending his family when he shot perez. he was a guest at the holiday party. perez got drunk and charged the host, threatening to kill him and his wife and their children. he said he knew he was a martial arts expert and posed a threat to his family. >> it was just beyond belief to have somebody in your home yelling at the top of their lungs they are going to kill you. and you are standing next to my son's bedroom door. my wife behind me trying to call the police. >> he was arrested for murder and jailed until a judge allowed him to be releasn
he can now go on with his life, one that will forever carry what happened that december. the time is now 9:15. everyone is going crazy with all the cabin fever, being stuck inside their house, not knowing what to do with their week general. this is such a drastic change. the bitterness. >> last weekend it was time to hunker down. this week, take it while you can get it. spring is knocking on the door. winter is going into hiding. and we're going to open the doors wide and let it in later this afternoon. you still need a coat. later you may be comfortable in short sleeves. and you won't need an umbrella or gloves. you may need the high clouds. a bright overcast. temperatures near 50 degrees. ta
mid to upper 40s virginia and maryland. reagan national may not get to 60 just because it's right there on the potomac river where the waters are still very cold. no rain. no travel problems. a great day to get in a run, take a hike, ride your bike. temperatures climb into the 50s. 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, it may be hovering away from the waters. any breeze will be pretty chilly. by 6:00 p.m., much of the region back down into the 50s. if you're going out tonight, good evening. under a clear sky. by late evening, low and mid-50s by late tonight. i took this one yesterday in the rural areas of northern montgomery county. st
lingers. a lot of the snow will be melting today, though. as we will get the milder temperatures coming in. post on facebook, twitter, and instagram. later today after the clouds exit, temperatures dropping back overnight. by dawn sunday, back down to the upper 40s. during the day tomorrow, another day where the above average temperature where the average high is upper 40s. we'll be maybe 10, 12 degrees above that. tomorrow afternoon near 60 with thickening clouds. rain more likely now for sunday mid to late afternoon, mid evening on sunday. and then it ends sunday night. monday, back to work and school. low 40s in the morning. afternoon highs around 50 degrees. a little bit of sunshine in and out. all cloudy tuesday. tuesday looking like a dry day. cloudy with high upper 40s to 50. the storm system a few days ago looking like snow is passing. drawing in warmer air. as a result rain is more likely
moderate to heaven downpours. high near 50 wednesday. thursday afternoon, they actually soar in the mid to upper 50s with blustery winds beginning to kick in after that rain. gusty winds tapping in colder air. highs in the low to mid-40s. looking at next weekend, it will be chilly. temperatures in the mid 40s. next sunday, a week from tomorrow, up near 50 degrees. so rather cool with sunshine both days next weekend. that's the outlook. back to you. >> thank you very much, tom. wouldn't it be nice if your car could actually tell you to watch out for the potholes? yes. new technology already helping drivers avoid major damage. >> i love that. are more people calling off sick. where more case of the flu are on the rise in our area.
city leaders believe a new rule backed up what most parents require anyway. >> we're not looking to fine violators. we're looking to et cetera the public and make sure they are safe and make sure they have the equipment they need to ride and be safe on a bicycle. >> free helmets will be provided for those who cannot afford one. a look at what's happening on the roads and rails this weekend. kutz bridge closed for pothole repairs. just closures on the left and center lanes throughout the weekend. they will be repaved and will reopen by late saturday afternoon. that's the good news if you're going to be using the bridge any time this weekend. national governors conference in northwest. again, road were closures around capitol hill. roads will be reopening there monday night once that conference is then out of the way. talking about metro. everywhere, every line, we have a bit of a delay this weekend. red line single tracking between friendship heights, and silver spring. orange and blue, single tracking between smithsonian and federal
an alert every 10 minutes on the silver line. green line, single tracking between enfant plaza and navy yard. see you monday morning for news 4 today. thank you, melissa. check this out. ford is trying to make your commute a little less bumpy. check this out. the car giant is expanding its pothole detection technology by putting it in the new fusion. it detects when a car runs over a pothole. it instantly adjusts shock absorbers to keep it from dropping. it has only been available in lincoln luxury cars and the expedition. news 4 is on pothole patrol. if you have one in your naked, we certainly want to hear about it. @4 pothole on twitter and tell us where it. go to nbc washington app and just search pothole.
d.c. travel and adventure show is rolling into our area this weekend. nbc 4 is a proud partner. the event showcases hundreds of worldwide destinations from india to the caribbean to local hot spots. the show runs through sunday at the washington convention center. well, it's been almost a month since the big blizzard. maryland government is asking for help to pay for the damage. governor larry hogan asked president obama yesterday to issue a disaster declaration. that would free up federal funding to pay state and local agencies that responded to the storm. maryland hasn't said how much the storm costs the state. a crowd funding campaign is under way if fairfax to help those struggling with their heating bills. dozens of families kept it through this initiative. our daily bread is trying to raise $16,000 by the end of the month. it would help 80 families who
are struggling to pay their heating bills. >> when this time of year comes around and the heating bills spike, they don't have extra funds to cover those extra needs. so we decided to run a special campaign this time of year to increase the amount of financial assistance we can provide. >> well, if you want to help, just search heat assistance in the nbc washington app. so far the campaign raised $3,000 towards the goal. >> happening today, a vigil for the government analyst that disappeared seven years ago under suspicious circumstances. surveillance cameras at pamela butler's home captured her entering her home but never leaving. her body has not been found. the vigil will be 4:00 p.m. near her home near 4th and oglethorpe in northwest d.c. flu cases on the rise in our
region. maryland is one of 12 states where health officials say the flu is widespread. it turns out the vaccine was a good match for the strain that is circulating. it's not too late to get your vaccination. there will be free screeningings at giant food fopharmacies this weekend. they begin this morning at 9:00 and will last until 3:00 p.m. the free service is in recognition of february as heart health month. well, it is the nicest warm weather day that we have seen all week. take a look at the national cathedral. tom is updating his forecast with when you can expect showers to start moving in. >> thousands expected to honor the legacy of supreme court justice antonin scalia. how he is being remembered as mourners gather at the
face off in nevada caucuses, while the republicans head to south carolina to battle in their primary. >> the washington monuments will be closed for damage to a damaged elevator call box. it was caused by a contractor. it's 9:30 on the dot. time to get a check of your forecast. i think somebody is going to soak it up early. >> absolutely. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is outside on the weather deck. we still have time before it warms up, right? >> it is still chilly. there is a smell of spring in the air. storm team 4 weather deck. it is reporting 53 degrees already. high clouds. here's the view from the storm team 4 tower camera. it shows clouds passing over and as we look at max 1 we have the hour-by-hour forecast for you with the temperatures quickly climbing throughout the day ahead. we'll have it hitting the low sixities during the afternoon
60s between 2:00 and 4:00 this afternoon. and the sunshine will increase by sunset. temperatures around the region near 50 degrees from stafford, spotsylvania, king george, southern maryland. back live on the storm team 4 weather deck, nbc washington app all ready to go. i'll look at the latist radar as well. rain may be moving in tomorrow. a look at that in just a few minutes. thank you, tom. happening today, getting ready to say good-bye to antonin scalia. >> a funeral mass at the basilica of the national shrine of immala
he was carried into the great hall of the supreme court. >> so many people came to the supreme court yesterday to pay tribute as he lay in repose in the great hall. the court had to actually stay open for extra time. more than 6,000 people filed past his casket yesterday. in addition to president and mrs. obama, other judges from washington and around the country. nearly 100 of his former law clerks. i think that reflects the else seem in which he was held. of course at today's funeral that's not what we are going to hear about. this is a religious service. while there will be a homily, which is somewhat unusual, the emphasis will be on the other part of justice scalia, his powerful religious faith. he will be celebrated by his son
in virginia. >> people are saying the funeral service is the focus today. a lot of people are looking beyond that and looking at a possible replacement. a lot of people are saying it's too early for that. if republicans have already said they will shoot down whoever this nominee might be, does that person almost in some respects become a sacrificial lamb? >> they have to swing from the fence, they have to assume the person they nominate will get a fair hearing and could conceivably be confirmed. i'm not so sure if a person goes through the process and is voted down if the next president turns out to be a democrat and resubmits the nomination. i'm not so sure that is completely poison to the well. >> all right. pete williams live at the basilica of the national
thank you for joining us today. a woman who survived a fire that killed four members of her family will lay them to rest. the funeral will take place in hyattsville. they all died in a fire exactly one month ago. the toddler's mother was in the house but jumped out a window and survive. they will bury the victims in brentwood. happening later today, prince george's county executive baker will gather with 100 metro access workers and riders calling for a change. the group claims they are dealing with crumbling service and have to endure dangerous conditions while they work. >> today if you live in wood bridge you can find out why washington gas is digging in your area. the gas company, along with senatore
a town you hall meeting following a gas explosion this month. derrick, this is something that caused huge concern out that way. >> well, indeed, it has. this all stems back to an incident that happened on february 7th. now, that's what people have reported the snell of gas in the neighborhood. not only the house but outside the house. the fire department came. they started evacuating people. one levels were so high they took the family out. they literally had gotten across the street when the explosion happened in that house. firefighters still inside said it was like an earthquake. it felt like the house had been lifted from the ground. they did testing and found a lot of gas leaks in that neighborhood. the interesting thing is the house didn't even have gas service. so they have done some work in the approximate area now. the state senator will come here today to put questions to washington gas about what they do
if there is something to make sure it doesn't happen again. they made repairs to a pipeline in the area. they have promised financial help to the family who was affected and put them up for a while. as we said, senator mcpike wants to know what happened. it happens at 10:00 here at the education center on oakridge boulevard. hoping to get some answers. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. derrick, thank you. right now a delegation of legal leaders are on their way to cuba. it includes muriel bowser, mike leggett and maurice jones. news 4's own is tagging along to cover the visit. delegation visits like this are becoming more common since relations between the u.s. and cuba were reestablished. the group will tour schools and pi
dominion virginia power is on notice for the oil spill. virginia environmental regulators say it paved the way for civil penalties and payment for cleanup costs. a transformer failure released 13,000 gallons of oil. dominion accepted responsibility and said most have been recovered. president obama weighing in on the battle between apple and the fbi. what is suggesting to help the government get into an encrypted iphone. oh, my goodness. a close call on the tracks. how a man escaped with his life with only seconds to spare. - there are times when it's nice that things go up, and it's sometimes even better when things go down. novec, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, provides wholesale power to its customers at cost. any changes in that cost are passed along through an annual power cost adjustment on bills. in 2016, the average home's power bill
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were released yesterday. the u.s. state department said 64 documents were upgraded to confidential. but none of the information was classified at the time the e-mails were sent. none of the documents released were considered secret or top secret level. they plan to finish making those e-mails public february 29th. >> the battle between the fbi and apple is heating up. the obama administration says it would allow apple to retain possession of and later destroy specialized hacking software. the tech giant has been ordered to design the hacking software to help the fbi get into an encrypted iphone. it was used by the gunman in december's mass shootings in san bernardino, california. donald trump took the fight to the campaign trail and called on americans to boycott apple they they comply with the court order. a man had a brush with death when he was nearly hit by a train in australia. video shows the man trying to actually cross the tracks at a train station there.
crossed behind it. as another train was approaching. he saw the oncoming train at the last second and avoided what could have been a fatal collision. one of 455 similar near miss cases in the past year. yikes! well, get ready for one of the warmest and nicest days we have seen in a while. how much sun you can expect to get today and when that rain and cooler temperatures, when they make a comeback. a 3-year-old girl leaving a lasting legacy. how her memory is inspiring a community to be emma strong.
well, are you looking for a way to preserve some of the old family videos or photos? a brand-new lab devoted to just that is opening up in the district. it is opening up at martin luther king jr. library. a hearing in annapolis about the controversial end on of life act was well supported. it lasted self hours. so many people wanted to give their opinion. the proposed law would allow terminally ill residents to end their lives on their own terms with drugs prescribed by a doctor. dr. kevin donovan opposes it. he said it is a slippery slope and questions whether it should be offered to children. >> there is really no way to keep the
have redefined bringing death to our patients is a good idea. the bill requires the individual to prove they are a maryland resident and only that individual may request life-ending medication. there are other requirements. but that person has to make the request three times in a private conference with a doctor and in writing. right now the fate of the bill is unclear. lawyers for el chapo guzman said he is being tortured inside a mexican prison because he is being deprived of sleep. he is behind bars following his recapture last month. lawyers say his plans to mike a biographical movie are still on. >> jared fogle wants a shorter prison sentence. he asked a judge to shorten his sentence. he pleaded to one count each of distributing and receiving child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child. as part of his plea deal, he agreed not to seek a sentence less than five years in prison
sentence three years longer than agreed to. >> hover boards are being deemed unsafe by the government. consumer product safety commission said it received 52 reports of malfunctioning hover boards. they have caused $2 million in property damage. all hover boards must comply with new safety standards and threat tone con fist state any that don't. is there any hover board on the market you think is safe right now? >> i'm not aware of any that meet the current standard. >> zero? >> zero. >> the battery pack interacts with circuit boards on the university. amazon announced it would give full
purchased through its website. >> federal judge has denied a motion to stay or delay a deposition from bill cosby's wife in a civil suit. she is set to be deposed on monday. her deposition is part of a case brought against bill cosby. by seven women who claim he defamed them by denying their sexual assault allegations. bill cosby repeatedly denied allegations made by dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct or assault dating back to the 1960s. it is 9:47. this morning we are learning about a 3-year-old girl who is leaving behind a big legacy just weeks after losing her battle to cancer. >> dozens of people, including capitals players, headed out to arlington to show they are emma strong. >> reporter: teal is filled with mixed emotions of 3-year-old daughter emma. >> overwhelmed, grateful, sad that emma couldn't be here. the packed crowd pays tribute to
she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died three weeks ago. the the fund raiser paid the medical bills. they are opening a foundation emma's wish to raise money for st. jude's children's research center. >> i feel like my daughter was such a fighter. she will continue to fight and help others. >> they are having a raffle to raise money. >> we are here to support her and celebrate her life. >> such a great spirit. a little girl with lots of energy. >> they all honor a precious little girl whose legacy will live on.
>> we plan on helping. and we plan on keeping her going. >> in arlington, that marchy stone, news 4. wishing them the best with a beautiful tribute. >> i like that. plan on keeping her going. >> exactly. >> turning our eyes on the weather, oh, my goodness, we are loving what tom kierein has got. >> you can feel it in the air. spring knocking on the door. we'll open the door. we'll uplock it. >> bring it! >> at least temporarily for a few times, maybe a few hours you may notice it will be short sleeves type weather. as you head out the door you will think, hey, i've got to get some exercise. >> oh, really? i say, hey, i want to get some ice cream. >> go for a run or ride your
it will be great to loosen up your legs. temperatures in the upper 50s by 1:00. low 60s by 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon with a little bit of a breeze out of the south. that's bringing in milder air. we're already at 52 in fredericksburg, southern maryland and around the bay. reagan national, 45. it's on the chilly waters on the potomac. it might not make it to 60. a little way away from the waters, it ought to be making it well into the upper 50s, 60. look at stanton, virginia. already up to 60 degrees now on this february the 20th as we approach 10th in the morning. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., if you're going out tonight, should be great weather. mid to upper 50s. and falling back down to mid 50s between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. good nice to go out under a clear sky with a l
i took this photo of sunrise in northern montgomery county yesterday morning. posted that on facebook, twitter, instagram. love seeing your photos too. please share and join me. love seeing your comments as well. storm team 4 four-day forecast up armed 60 tomorrow afternoon. clouds around. rain likely moving in. points south of washington, tomorrow afternoon, into tomorrow evening. monday we dry out. low 40s. afternoon highs up near 50 with a little sunshine in and out. on tuesday, the clouds close in. and it looks like a dry day, though. 30s in the morning. afternoon highs near 50 degrees. now, the storm system you were talking about last week that might give us snow because it was a coastal storm well inland. warm air in advance is of it. it looks like it will be a rain event for
moderate to heavy downpours through midday thursday. and temperatures climbing to near 50 wednesday afternoon. upper 50s thursday afternoon. strong gusty winds thursday night into friday. friday, partly cloudy with highs in the mid-40s. no snow this week, guys. >> good! >> i'm so happy. our friend daniel on live feed saying the kind of weather we're having this weekend, porch swing weather. i love it! 4 things that you need to know. in just over an hour, funeral service will begin for supreme court justice antoninscalia. the service gets under way in ab 11:00 a.m. police in the district investigating a deadly shooting. they were called to 18th and benning road in northeast. police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. he died from his injuries.
store. not a bad joke. it really happened in northwest virginia. take a look. we can prove it. surveillance pictures show a doe pushed open the door and went straight for the bourbon aisle. no i.d. the employees just showed him the door. >> it could be hunting season. that's what i saw on facebook. you can help leonardo dicaprio win an oscar. >> an arcade style game allows everyone to make a run for the ultimate movie award as the actor leonardo dicaprio. i love how old school it is. the game bonus us. you can watch the 88th academy awards on abc. >> got to get the paparazzi.
netflix knows how long you search for a movie before you give up. >> now it is revamping its recommendation system so it won't lose you. it seems after 60 to 90 seconds you lose interest and head to other recorded programming. th make sure they recommend more movies, ones you will want to watch. >> everyone on the live feed is going the best. >> nice day today. >> enjoy it. low 60s this afternoon. rain sunday afternoon
and sunday evening. mile weather into next week. enjoy. >> all right. we will see you tomorrow
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