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assessing the storm damage. good afternoon, i'm barbara harrison in for jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. the weather service confirmed it was a torrent that touched in virginia. people stuck in the traffic used their cell phones to take pictures and video of the twister. this video was taken by darlene around 5:30 yesterday afternoon. you can see debris swirling. no one was injured but the tornado still rattled nerves of people trapped in their cars. >> in new kent county, a tornado ripped through causing severe damage. power lines thrown to the ground and transformered left. 30 homes were among those buildings damaged. an elementary school was hit. students were there for after school activities and rushed to a safe zone. they felt debris blowing
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through, but all the students turned out to be okay. the roof was damaged. it had just been repaired after hurricane irene. >> it's been a sunny day after a wet morning. >> veronica johnson joins us now with the forecast. >> hey, barbara and pat. wet morning is right. maybe you got caught in it. every time the rain was ready to stop, it started up again with the sky opening up. in severe weather, but we had thunderstorms run through the area. we have a nice looking sky out there. puffy clouds against the brilliant blue. the temperature across the area, let's look at that. the temperatures have been in the 60s today. as far as cloud cover goes, we are seeing clouds roll through the area. but continued clearing here. there's a look at the storms that came through early around 10:00 a.m. and by 2:00, it was
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all north and east of the area. the pockets of clearing down to the south around culpeper, manassas and fredericksburg. dover and areas around georgetown and salisbury still getting rain for the afternoon. we are at 72 degrees with the wind at 12 miles per hour. so, it's breezy now and it's going to be breezy here for the overnight period. a gusty day coming our way tomorrow. we drop to 57 degrees by 11:00 p.m. midnight, under a clear sky. your evening clearing continues with a blustery and nice day. stick around for the seven day forecast. back to you. >> thank you. the 11-year-old son of a murder
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murder murdered germantown woman is still missing. pat collins joins us live from police headquarters and the latest on the investigation. pat? >> reporter: barbara, this is a strange case. the focus of the search for that 11-year-old boy here in montgomery county. but the keeper of the key, clues in the case, that murder suspect in charlotte. so police keep trying to talk to curtis lopez who remains in custody in north carolina charged in the murder of his wife, jane mcquain. still missing, mcquain's 11-year-old son, william. police haven't given up. >> we'll continue to speak with neighbors, family, friends and school officials who will provide us information so we can operate on that from up here. >> reporter: do you think william mcquain is still alive?
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>> we have t have that hope. >> reporter: now there are two vigils tonight scheduled for william mcquain, one with the football team and another with the school. both start at 7:30. coming up at 5:00, the latest on the investigation. this, as the victim's brother and her co-workers go to the murder scene to talk to her friends, to talk to her neighbors. i'll be back at 5:00 with more. back to you. >> thank you, pat. there were more clashes on the streets of new york today as the occupy wall street protests wage on for nearly a month. it's become the movements home base. a celebratery -- we have the latest from new york.
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>> reporter: to leave the park they occupied for a month, protesters went on the march to declare victory. it went into minor clashes that resulted in just over a dozen arrests. the owner of the park asked protesters to clear out sections of the park to be cleaned up. instead protesters cleaned the park themselves and rallied supporters to stand their ground. >> they said we couldn't return with sleeping bags or stay there. that meant we couldn't occupy the park. we could be like regular passer byes in the park. it was an eviction attempt. >> reporter: the protests turned into a nationwide movement with rallies held in nearly 200 cities. the message of social inequality and corporate greed gained more supporters each week including
4:06 pm >> reporter: the folks here seem determined. they are not going anywhere anytime soon. >> reporter: others, those who work in the financial district say the protests are only getting them so far. >> i think the economy is a disaster and people need jobs. i don't know how protesting gets jobs. >> reporter: protesters see it differently. while they are not moving, sweeping change may not be far away. nbc news, new york. this weekend is the dedication for the martin luther king jr. memorial. the president's rights leaders and entertainers will be on hand sunday. hurricane irene postponed the original dedication in august. 50,000 people are expected to attend. it begins at 8:00 in the morning. president obama will deliver the keynote address. members of the king family will
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be there and aretha franklin will headline the ceremony. now to the republican race for the white house. today texas governor rick perry tried to regain the momentum he's lost. in a speech, he said the u.s. needs to produce more oil to create new jobs. steve handelsman is following the race. >> reporter: rick perry hopes today starts a comeback. he refocused on jobs at u.s. steel near pittsburgh. >> we must get america working again. a big part of the solution is under our feet and off our coast. >> reporter: the texas governor wants more drilling in the gulf of mexico, in alaska and the rockies and less regulation of his home state oil industry. perry promised he would make the changes by executive order. >> creating jobs in america is as simple as changing presidents. >> reporter: winning the nomination once looked simple. now perry is polling third or
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fourth. >> i don't worry too much about polls. a lot of people obsess about them and talk about them. >> reporter: the latest front-runner was in tennessee. >> you know what? i kind of like my guns and my bible. >> yeah! >> reporter: herman cain fired up a big tea party rally. >> throw out the current tax code. get rid of it, first. >> reporter: in a new ad, mitt romney stakes a claim to the nomination. some democrats figure rick perry is not done. >> once he gets away from what are minor issues and talks about the issue on everyone's mind, jobs and the economy, i think he's got a shot. >> reporter: that's the perry plan. >> my policies are driven by the concerns of american workers. >> reporter: hoping they give him a second look. money is not a problem, yet. perry raised $17 million last
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quarter, $3 million more than romney. president obama, $43 million. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. from political fights to a knock-out fight on the ice. >> caps player was on the wrong end of two punches. they squared off last night. landed two good punches to his jaw and he dropped down to the ice. he would eventually get up. we know hockey players are tough, but he's really tough. he pulled out his own tooth. the caps are now 3-0 to start the season. >> when we continue, the first lady dazzled in violet on the red carpet. we'll give you the scoop on her dress choice. ♪ >> "foot loose" is making a comeback. we have a look at all the new
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the fashion world was all a buzz and is all a buzz today, again, with the latest designer creation modelled by first lady michelle obama. >> take a look at the dress she wore. it's a one-shouldered gown in
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rich violet. totally in line with this fall's jewel toned trend. the belt was emerald toned crystals. it was by an up and coming fashion designer. her wardrobe choices are kept quiet until the final minute. she didn't know it was chosen until she received a call. they called asking about a purple dress in her spring show. she created a less risque version for the first lady. >> it's a gorgeous dress. >> isn't it beautiful? she can wear it. she's got the arms. it's gorgeous on her. your local gap store may shut their doors. they plan to close a third of u.s. stores by the year 2013. 29 locations including gap, gap kids and baby gap are closing in the washington and baltimore
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areas. struggling to stay afloat in this u.s. economy, they are setting their sights on china with 15 new stores expected there. gap is hoping the move overseas will generate profits. lady luck is on the side of san diego california. >> mens health magazine ranked them the prettiest city. the most winners of power ball and megamillions jackpots. the most number of hole-in-ones and least deaths from falling objects. >> other cities are baltimore ranked at two, phoenix came in at three, wilmington delaware and richmond, virginia rounded out the top five. charleston, west virginia was on the bottom of the list. a uk chef says he's created the most expensive dessert. he created this $35,000 treat
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seen here. >> there's four types of belgian chocolate, a gold leaf, a ring and jelly top it off. >> you think you are supposed to eat the ring, too? >> i guess. >> the most expensive sweet is how they are building this cake. the guinness book of world records won't make it official until someone buys it. >> it costs too much to eat. >> it sounds awfully expensive. a remake thing and a really big year. >> those are the choices among three of the new movies now showing. rafael takes a look for us. >> we need adventure. >> the year to do all the things we never could. >> three men looking for adventure in "the big year."
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they are bored with the ordinary. they chased the thrills they have been lacking but boys will be boys. they soon find themselves in a cut throat competition of bird watching. it's rated pg-13. >> thinking i could do something. >> move over bacon. "foot loose." this remake has the city kid transplanted into the rural south. help from preacher's daughter, jillian hough may be the lord of the dance. rated pg-13. >> do you think that's a good idea? >> yes, i do. >> a scientist has a bad idea in "the thing." a paleontologist and they find an e.t. popsicle. they decide to do experiments on the alien life form not knowing it will eat them and assume
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their shape. it's rated r. that's the box office preview. nbc news. a plane carrying rapper rick ross had to make an emergency landing after he reportedly suffered a seizure. it happened as he was flying from ft. lauderdale to memphis. he was given cpr. he's quickly become one of raps a-list stars over the past year. d.c. rapper sent out a tweet saying he talked to ross and he is 100% okay. >> good news. coming up, how private is your phone? verizon is
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well, the amount of time you spend getting your hair to look perfect every morning may be doing more harm than good. >> we have a few dos and don'ts to keep your hair looking great. give your hair a silicone implant. products with silicone stay on
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your hair. you are implanting it into your hair. >> here is how to do it. eat foods with protein and omega-3 fatty acids. >> botanicals don't work better than less expensive shampoos created for your hair type. blow dry on low heat to avoid damage. >> forget about doing your hair this weekend. maybe comb it a little bit so you don't have bed head, but it's going to get blown around. >> it's going to be windy this weekend? >> very windy, especially on saturday. the wind is cranking up. strong autumn winds for the weekend. let's head outside. you can see those gorgeous clouds. they are pretty clouds, you know. bright white tops to them against the pretty blue sky.
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the temperature currently at 72 degrees with a west-northwest wind at 12 miles per hour. i think here for the evening and a portion of the overnight, we could see our winds out of the northwest gusts up to 30 miles per hour. all as the weather system pulls away. winds are gusting up to 20 miles per hour in baltimore, maryland. 25 miles per hour gusts reported in fredericksburg, virginia. 32 in martinsburg, west virginia. those are the current wind gusts across the area. let's check out the temperatures. we are in the 70s, low 70s. d.c. to the south and east. in the mid-60s to the north and west. coming up this evening as temperatures drop off, with the wind it's definitely going to be chilly out there. by 11:00 p.m., we drop to 57 degrees. tomorrow morning, 52 to 53 degrees. it's right around d.c. inside the beltway. there's the big rains making
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their way through delaware and out to sea. off to the east, we have more shower activity. spotty shower activity along with the clouds. a lot of it drying up on the decent downward. speaking of downward, this storm system is pulling away from the area. again, just a few spotty showers up to the north and west. you can see the rains early this morning in new jersey and new york. back off to the west, some cloud cover and some showers in west virginia. so tomorrow will be a mostly sunny to partly sunny type of day as this system pulls away. i's going to be windy. a northwest wind. that is for saturday. even for sunday, we are going to have sunshine around here. it's going to be on the chilly side with the northwesterly wind. more cloud cover up into pennsylvania and showers there as well. it's next week when we'll see more dramatic changes taking place with a stronger system
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moving in. clearing, breezy, chilly. temperatures drop from the mid-60s to the upper 50s with a wind that could gust up to 30 miles per hour. tomorrow morning, you'll need the jacket if you are heading out. 45 to 52 degrees. really seasonable for this time of year. even the high temperatures for the weekend will be close to average. 67 to 70 degrees. a gusty saturday, guys coming our way. you have a lot of things you want to get done this weekend. 69 is the high for saturday. 74 for sunday. right now, we have 73 degrees expected on monday. some clouds around. wouldn't be surprised if we have an isolated shower. showers come in for tuesday. the big changes on the other side of tuesday. that's what i'm going to talk more about later with the extended forecast coming up. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, veronica. the family of the little girl missing in kansas city for almost two weeks released new
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home video of baby lisa. >> the parents hope it generates new leads in the case. here is peter alexander. >> reporter: cherished home videos of little lisa irwin. couping at her mother, smiling, making precious baby talk. >> what are you doing? >> reporter: in this youtube clip with a shirt saying daddy loves me. they were taken between january and march this year. they show an adorable little girl who turned 11 months old this week but still the focus of an 11-day search. teams of investigators hiked through a heavily wooded area a half mile from the irwin home thursday. a pain staking hunt for clues in the increasingly mysterious
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disappearance. an fbi evidence truck was seen near a rock quarry. into the second weekend, they have no suspects and no strong leads. the latest search comes as kansas city swore in a new police chief. >> to the people of kansas city that are worried that someone is out there taking babies, what do you say to them? >> kansas city is a safe place to live. >> reporter: not to worry? >> don't worry at all. >> reporter: experts say thorryes are likely not sharing everything. >> whoever is responsible is watching the media every day. it's incumbent for them to hold back information. >> reporter: lisa's parents were seen briefly thursday picking up mail from their now empty home. they haven't spoke publicly in one week. >> look at the messy baby. >> reporter: they hope sharing the new videos will return the spotlight to their infant
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daughter and help bring her home. >> that was peter alexander reporting. still to come on news 4 at 4:00, apples co-founder waited in line as thousands got their in line as thousands got their hands on the new i
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welcome back to news 4 atd 4:00. i'm barbara harrison in for jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. here is what's happening at this hour. police are still looking for 11-year-old william mcquain. he's the son of jane mcquain who was found murdered in her germantown home. her husband is in custody in north carolina. he's charged with her death. he'll be in court on monday. final preparations are being made for sunday's dedication of the martin luther king memorial on the mall. thousands of people are expected to attend. president obama will join in the event. aretha franklin is headlining the ceremony. more clashes between occupy wall street protesters and police today in new york city. at least a dozen people were arrested after a march got a bit out of hand. also, the owner of the park that the movement calls home base
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threatened to evict the group. eventually changed their mind and allowed the protesters to stay. the dow ended up to close at 11,644. nasdaq was up and s&p was up to end at 1,225. stocks were helped by investors opposition that europe would find a solution to the debt crisis. apple's new iphone 4s hit the shelves today. >> the video shows fans outside the apple store in georgetown. mark has more on the iphone frenzy. >> good morning, folks. come on in and get your iphone 4s. >> reporter: from small towns to big cities across the country. 8:00 a.m. brought an end to the anticipation. >> my iphone is old.
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i was up to an upgrade. >> 10:00 last night. >> reporter: people braving cold in kentucky, rain in connecticut and hard mall floors elsewhere all to be among the first to get their hands on apple's new iphone 4s. >> i'm an apple fan. everything me and my girl have is apple. >> reporter: more than 1 million preorders tempered the size of the crowds, but not their enthusiasm, especially with last week's passing of steve jobs. >> it's important to say hey, i have the last phone when he was alive. >> reporter: it has a nickname of sorts. along with head turning technology. >> this is awesome. >> reporter: a voice activated assistant. >> text message to mom. >> i don't know who your mother is. in fact, i don't know who you are. >> reporter: the phone lured apple co-founder, first in line at this store in california.
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>> for the ipad 2 announcement, i was 35th in line. they ran out just before me. >> reporter: shoppers could meet a similar fate this weekend. sales of more than 2 million units are expected. mark barger, nbc news. the company will now track which websites customers browse, the apps they use and the customers location. verizon says they will use it to make the mobile ads that customers see more relevant. the information will be shared with outside companies, too. all verizon customers will be affected automatically. they can choose to opt out. while the changes may make some users feel uneasy, you should know that all wireless carriers track this sort of data. southwest airlines is announcing that airtran airways will adopt their policy for large passengers.
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march 1, passengers considered customers of size will be asked to buy a second seat if they are flying coach. a customer of size is someone who encroaches on neighboring seats. the decision to charge for an extra seat is at the carriers sole discorrection. they will refund the price if the plane does not oversell. 1700 married couples took a survey about their attitude toward marriage. >> more money, nor problems. the study shows couples most materialistic had the worst marriage scores. 20% of people had a strong love or money. they were better off financially but money was a big source of conflict. >> change the way therapists address problems in a marriage.
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there is more to come on news 4 at 4:00 this afternoon. a big development in the immigration case in schools. new
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we are getting in on the apple hysteria today. if you are an nbc 4 facebook fan, you can win an apple ipad 2. just like nbsz nbc washington on facebook. we pick the winner at 6:00 and make the announcement during the
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11:00 p.m. newscast. now for all your hollywood news, there's an app for that. >> there's an app for everything. wendy rieger knows about all of them. she joins us to show the app. >> there's a cool app that you can do all your hot stuff. it's called social streams. it is following all the celebrities. right now, it's on the top 20 celebrities. there are thousands loaded on this. it is so cool. let's look at ash ton kutcher, or charlie sheen but aren't they the same these days. you can see what's going on with him. oh, dear, his alleged one-night stand is breaking her silence. read about that. go to their twitter account. he's the guy that got 1 million
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on twitter the first couple days there. or follow them on facebook and you can see their facebook account. this is cool. there's another feature called what's hot? it shows what's going on in hollywood with various people. i know i'm old because i don't recognize half the people that are hot. who are you? it tells you, arnold schwarzenegger has a hollywood comeback with "expendables 2." you can do a match up. if you have a couple celebrities you love to follow. right now, there's an example. you can put who you want to follow all at once to get streamed in. this is social streams. you can get it streamed in. you can create your match up there. it is really cool. it's called social streams and it's from access hollywood. let's go back to the social
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streams. it's free. you should down load it and get started on all your celebrity water cooler stuff for the weekend. >> we better get started, pat. >> yeah, figure out who are all these people. >> it's all hollywood news you want to know. >> why not know it? go ahead. >> imagine trying to follow somebody else's life? wow. >> people do it every day. >> thanks a lot. veronica is up next with the weekend outlook. >> a self-proclaimed superhero is unmasked. i'm liz crenshaw.
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sounds like we are going to have sunshine, but chilly this weekend, right? >> chilly in the morning, especially on sunday. layer up, then take off the layers by the afternoon. take a look outside now. we have a mixture of clouds and sunshine. the one thing about the weekend is it's going to be dry. that is great news. since the first of august, barbara, we have gotten over 19 inches of rain. >> doesn't surprise me. >> it puts us above average by 11.3. that's a ton of rain for the area. a lot of rain coming in for the
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month of september there and early part of october here now. so, that's really allowed us to get good fall color going here. moderate color to the north and west. spots in the shenandoah national park seeing moderate and close to high color there. spots in new england, they are seeing peak color right now. it's what new england has going on in massachusetts, bold mountain and camelback mountain in vermont. right now, 72 degrees. a wind at 12 miles per hour. the wind could pick up at times for the evening giving gusts around 30. overnight, we'll drop to the 40s. frederick down to 45 and 47 in fredericksburg. again, i think sunday morning will be the chilliest around here. the high for tomorrow, 69 to 70 degrees. we're still going to have some clouds passing through the area tomorrow. still, a real decent day for the weekend. the big game, of course, on
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sunday is at 1:00. 70 degrees. we're going for a high of 74 on sunday. i think we'll have sunshine. again, you'll want to dress in layers. it's going to be chilly early in the day. folks get out for tailgating early in the morning. then we hit the mid-70s. 73 on monday. the rain comes in for tuesday. told you about the big changes. you will definitely need the coat by the end of the week. a high on thursday of 65. it's going to be windy. then, i think, mid to upper 50s in a lot of neighborhoods, close to 60 on friday. so, it's going to be a little taste of winter, late fall by next week. have a good weekend. >> you, too. pat? how long can a company claim they are going out of business? is there a do not text or e-mail list for consumers and where
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does all the lottery money go? it's friday and it's time to ask liz. >> i'm glad somebody asked the going out of business question because i was wondering myself. our first question comes through e-mail from chris. chris noticed a company in arlington that says it's been going out of business for several months now. are there rules about how long a company can claim it's closing? >> the arlington county commissioner says the counties wanting to have a going out of business sale have to apply with the county, provide an inventory of what's left in the store along with an application fee. once it's processed, the company has 30 days to close the doors. now, if they still want to stay open after the 30 days, they can renew the application by paying another fee and updating the list for the county. it can continue six times or a total of 180 days until the
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business must close. if you are concerned about companies in your area, check with your commissioner of revenue. i didn't know that. now, we are smarter. >> six times? >> six times, in arlington. next is from john. john knows about the federal do not call list where you can opt out of telemarketing calls. are there do not text lists or do not e-mail lists? >> we wish. the federal trade commission helped us with this answer. they say there are not different lists that deal with text messages and e-mails. if you are getting unwanted e-mails file a complaint with the ftc. if you are getting unwanted texts or e-mails to your wireless device, that's a complaint for the fcc. directions for filing complaints are on our website, just search complaints. not as easy as the do not call
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list. sorry. >> last question comes from carol. carol says she's confused about where all the lottery money goes. >> where do it all go? we inquired. in d.c., lottery proceeds go to the districts general fund used to aid the cities economy through programs such as education, public safety and housing. virginia, public education kindergarten through 12th grade. maryland, state funded programs which support causes like human services, public safety and education. there you go. if you have a question like this to consider for ask liz, send it to coming up on news 4 at 5:00, can blackberry users get compensation for this week's service outage? do fruit flies come out in the
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fall? why do leaves on trees change colors. you will find out at 5:00. >> we'll be watching. thank you. thank you. coming up, he was arrested
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a self-proclaimed superhero thought he was breaking up a fight was in court today to face
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assault charges. a.k.a. superhero phoenix jones showed up in full costume. he used pepper spray. he thought he was helping the situation. no charges have been filed. he took off his mask after the court appearance. the city attorney say that could change after an investigation is complete. schoolteachers will not be required to check the immigration status of kids in alabama for the time being. they blocked that controversial part of a state immigration law today. they also blocked part of the law that makes it a crime for immigrants not to have the proper documentation with them. the court will let police officers detain them if they are suspected of being in the country illegally. still ahead on news 4, police in california release new details in the deadly shooting
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spree inside a salon. coming up on news 4 at 5:00, a key ruling by a judge in the lemon case. what jurors will be able to see and hear when the trial starts. plus, an unusual theft ring in virginia. these two men have been stealing from restaurants. what they are taking is slippery and lucrative.
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prosecutors in southern california plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of shooting eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon. eight kounds of murder and one count of attempted murder. >> reporter: at the sight of the massacre, residents helds on to each other thursday night but couldn't hold back their tears. >> this tragedy will not define this city. >> reporter: police say the 41-year-old in full body armor and carrying three weapons opened fire in the crowded salon killing eight victims and taking much more. >> they are not a number. everybody is special to me.
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they were wonderful, wonderful people. >> reporter: like this 64-year-old sitting in his car when he was shot as the gunman fled. this man who owned the salon. >> she lost her soul mate, her partner, her every day companion. she lost her buzz partner and her employees and work family. she's devastated. her dreams are crushed. they were ready to retire. and she's alone. >> reporter: several salon employees were among those killed. christy wilson and victoria whose car still sits in the parking lot. >> she was the life of the party. she just, inside and out was genuinely an amazing person. >> reporter: victim michelle was a stylist here but also a mother and the ex-wife of the suspect. police say she was his intended target.
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>> he threatened to do it a long time ago. >> reporter: those who new her said they were in a custody dispute over their 8-year-old son. >> she was frightful of him from the outside. >> reporter: the attorney claims a custody evaluation revealed scott suffered from mental illness. >> it confirmed he was diagnosed as bipolar. he was on medication for that as well. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe the suspect could be the man they knew who went to high school in nearby long beach and always went out of his way to help. >> he was a nice guy. it's out of the blue. it's a shock. >> that's news 4 at 4:00. news 4 at 5:00 p.m. starts right now. i hope and pray that god
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will find him alive. >> the search continues for a young boy from montgomery county missing since his mother's murder. questions jane mcquain had in the last days of her life. hello, i'm pat lawson muse. jim handly is off tonight. a mother's body found. pat collins joins us live at police headquarters in rockville, pat? >> reporter: it's been 14 days, police trying to find 11-year-old william mcquain. trying to get his suspect stepfather to talk. in charlotte, north carolina, curtis lopez remains in custody, charged in the murder of his wife, jane mcquain lopez


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