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good morning, welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. we are off to a calm start. but those wild storms on the minds of a lot of people this morning. we know that nearly a dozen tornadoes touched down in maryland and virginia causing millions of dollars in damage. nine of them were in maryland on friday. the national weather service confirms three twisters came down in montgomery county, two touched down in carroll county, one in prince george's county, and one in anne arundel county. so far, the strongest twisters touched down in howard and hartford counties. those were classified an ef1 with winds of at least 86 miles per hour. two tornadoes touched down in virginia. none in our area, though. crews are still investigating reports of funnel clouds from friday's storm, and it could take several days to get a final count on the tornadoes. no really major, major damage. no people got hurt. it was a busy day for sure on friday with all those storms. it led to a very nice weekend, too. yeah. a lot of photos that were posted
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of funnel clouds on friday. then i was posting them up on twitter and facebook. in fact, one of them -- i'm going to show you that coming up this half-hour, i had over 10,000 views of that one photo. it's amazing. i'll show that coming up. right now, this view all calm, peaceful, and tranquil. look at that star shine over the potomac. live view from our h.d. city camera on this monday morning. i'm gazing in breathless wonder once again. now i need some oxygen. gorgeous shot. live view. and it's 63 now at reagan national. and we've got it comfortably dry. it is a perfect spring morning. and it's -- the cool side. look around our hometown network. germantown down to just 53 in northern montgomery county. manassas, prince william county, down to 55. also 55 in prince george's county at andrews. and in fairfax county, mid to upper 50s, as well. it's going to stay cool throughout much of the day.
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here is your day planner. we will have by noontime temperatures into the low 70s. and it will be breezy and mild during the afternoon. a slight chance of an isolated shower or thundershower popping up. clouds and highs reaching mid to upper 70s mid-afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. danella has traffic. good morning. thanks, tom. checking things in the district, police are on the scene of a crash. this is at 7th street southeast at m street. please approach with caution. let's head to i-270. we're seeing delays. in fact, making your way past 109, chopper 4 is flying over there live now. here's a look making your way southbound. seeing some volume out of frederick as you pass 109 and continue southbound. that's where your volume is. i can tell you one you pass clarksburg road, looking good. you can see cars are getting slow. hitting the brakes a bit as they continue their trip southbound. now if you're traveling in germantown, gaithersburg as well to rockville, you look good at this time. eun? >> thank you.
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6:02 now. breaking news in iraq this morning. 13 people are dead, killed by a car bomb that went off near some government offices in baghdad. more than 50 others are hurt. the explosion happened just a little while ago in the late morning in iraq. no claim of responsibility yet for this attack. jury selection will begin today for the man accused of killing a father and son during an armed robbery two years ago. that shooting happened inside the leda wholesale market along 5th street in washington, d.c., in june of 2010. christian taylor shot and killed 59-year-old minku chi and his son. jury selection set to start at 9:00. opening statements expected to begin tomorrow. a horrifying and tragic event. that's how fire officials describe the deadly crash of an air tanker battling a wildfire in utah. both crew members on board that plane died when it went down yesterday afternoon in utah's hamblin valley. they were fighting a 5,000-acre
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wildfire burning along the utah/nevada border. emergency crews in nigeria say a passenger jet crash killed all 153 people on board and at least ten more people on the ground. the jet crashed in the biggest city of lago yesterday afternoon. investigators say the pilot, who we just learned is an american, contacted the airport tower and reported engine trouble before he tried to land. nigeria's president says the country will observe three days of mourning to honor the victims. today mitt romney will try to close a sizable fundraising gap in washington state. the presumptive republican presidential nominee is holding a fundraiser tonight in seattle. romney has raised less than 1/3 of the money president obama has raised in washington state. president obama will campaign today with former president bill clinton. the two will hold phrasers in new york city. they include a gala and reception on broadway that's being called broadway for barak. several celebrities are expected to attend the fundraiser.
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okay, the guy who ended the war in iraq, the guy who says you should be able to marry anyone you want, and the guy who created four million new jobs, that guy, president obama and michelle, are coming to my house for dinner on june 14. and i want you to be there, too. >> this ad debuted last night during the mtv movie awards. in the commercial, actress sarah jessica parker urges supporters to enter a contest to win a spot at dinner. nchlt i can say that he had nearly a trillion dollars in stimulus, and that was one-time spending. >> did it help? >> help us in the short run with health care and education spending? did it been the budget, sure. does it help us in the long term to really cut the unemployment rate? i'd say no. >> mcdonnell told cnn yesterday the stimulus programs did some good for virginia. still, he says this country
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would benefit more from a republican agenda. he did not talk about speculation that he could be mitt romney's running mate. 6:05. 60 degrees. ahead, the first of many awards for the nationals' new slugger. a gruesome scene with a very troubling motive. who investigators are looking for. and a cool, comfortable start to the day.
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this is really the first of many awards expected for bryce harper. the 19-year-old has been named the national league's rookie of the month for may. harper hit 271 -- .271 with four home runs or .27 with four home runs. he played well in june, too. had a home run and a double in a
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loose loss to the braves. >> hearing a lot about him. >> we will continue to, i bet. 6:09. a beautiful morning, 6 is comfortable -- 61 comfortable degrees. tom? that was an exquisite sunrise view we saw there. temperatures under this partly cloudy sky are chilly. in fact, just in the low to mid 50s throughout most of maryland, virginia, and west virginia. closer to washington, prince george's county now in the mid to upper 50s, as well as in arlington. much of montgomery and fairfax counties low to mid 50s. 63 at reagan national. near the bay waters. hometown forecast for stafford, virginia, by noontime ought to be in the mid 70s. partly cloudy. a few clouds in and out during the afternoon, peaking in the mid to upper 70s there. just a slight chance of an isolated shower or perhaps a thundershower by late evening. back to near 60. another cool start tomorrow, 50s. i'm back in ten minutes with a
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look at the week and seven-day outlook. danella? police are still on the scene of a crash in the district in southeast. at 7th street and m street. parkinson's disease plea please approach with caution. delays out of dale city. you'll see relief and then at route 1 slow. at lorton, heavy on the brakes in this area. again, it is stop and go. good news on i-95, no accidents, traveling on i-66 at sudley, this is where the volume is. slow to centreville now. again, also just like on i-95 and i-66, not seeing any accidents. just typical delays. traveling in maryland on 29, it is a breeze so far. haven't seen accidents as we make the way southbound or northbound between bridge cheney and the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 6:11 the time. ahead, an alert before you make your morning coffee. the popular coffee maker recalled after dozens of people
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cooperative when he returned to jail last night after six weeks out. he will wake up in seminole county for the first time in six weeks. his attorneys hoping sometime this week they can get the bond hearing and continue, as they say, to move forward. >> how quickly could things move? if he is granted another bond hearing, does that mean that there would be a much higher bond to post to get out again? >> reporter: you would think that it would be a bit higher. the judge is open to hearing explanation from george zimmerman's side. his wife also involved in raising this money on out the web site. he wants to hear idea money was not reported. attorneys for zimmerman will tell you, look, he surrendered voluntarily. that is proof that he is not a flight risk and the bond should not be raised. he should be allowed to work on his defense. that will be up to judge lester
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to determine whether it will be raised. most who deserved the case, who have been following think it will be raised a bit the next time around. >> one question about george zimmerman's wife. we know she testified by phone the last time. do we expect her to appear in court if there's another hearing? and what trouble might she face? >> reporter: yeah. no determination on that to this point that we know of. she could face difficulty if it's determined that she purposely hid from the courts the idea that they had raised money. the focus is on getting this new hearing. and figuring out exactly what happened and where to go from here, aaron. >> all right. jay gray live in sanford, florida. thank you. 6:17. the child sex abuse trial against former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will start tomorrow with jury selection. the 68-year-old is accused of molesting ten base over a 15-year -- boys over a 15-year period. he pled not guilty. a judge denied his lawyer's request to delay the trial so they could have more time to
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prepare. legal experts say the case will depend heavily on the credibility of the prosecution's witnesses due to little if any evidence in the case. police found the bodies of five people burned beyond recognition in an suv in the arizona desert. the sheriff believes the murders may be spillover from drug violence in mexico. the area is a well known smuggling corridor for drugs and illegal immigrants. the sheriff says it is still rare to see this kind of crime so close to the phoenix area. so far, no arrests have been made in that case. the manhunt for an adult film actor wanted for murder in canada is taking investigators all the way to europe. police in paris are now investigating reports that luca rocco magnata has been spotted in the french capital. he's wanted in montreal. police say he killed a man he was dating, videotaped the attack, and mailed the victim's body parts to the headquarters of canada's conservative and liberal political parties. 6:18 now. new leaked documents from the vatican show the pope's butler is not the only one who has
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stolen confidential information. italian newspaper says it has new secret documents showing that paolo gabriele had information. he was charged with stealing the correspondence. new findings show that pope benedict's personal secretary could also have accessed confidential files. police are expected to question gabriele this week. you may want to hear this story before you make coffee. black and decker is recalling nearly 160,000 coffeemakers after dozens of people were cut and burned. the handle on the spacemaker under the coffeemakers can break off. the recall covers the 12-cup programmable version. black and decker reports more than 1,200 complaints including 68 injuries. the coif coffeemake -- coffee makers were sold from july, 2008, until last month. tiger woods has struggled
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the past three years and has many wondering if he'll ever return to the old tiger woods. >> banz for the rest of the pga. it appears he's back. he won the memorial tournament yesterday with an unbird fluable turnaround -- unbelievable turnaround. look at this and the ex-alation there. to make it even sweeter it ties him with the legendary jack nicklaus for all-time tournament wins. fittingly, this is nicklaus' tourism. >> got a few days to get ready for the next one. got to keep it going. about 6:21. beautiful sun out there. hope it means beautiful weather. tom kierein? >> awful off -- off to a delightful start but cool. over the last few years, we've had light sprinkles passing north and east. a few clouds coming across virginia, maryland, and to west virginia. they'll be with us off and on through the afternoon. look at the areas in dark green, in the 50s. the shenandoah valley, west virginia, most of maryland and
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northern virginia, right at reagan national and the tidal potomac, in the bay, near 60s. and the rest of the day, clouds in and out. a small chance of a sprinkle, shower, maybe an isolated thundershower popping up this afternoon. highs reaching upper 70s. tomorrow, more clouds. still just a slight chance of a shower or thundershower. and then on wednesday, a little greater chance, maybe 30% chance, of an afternoon shower or thundershower. milder on thursday. below the average high of 81. a greater chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. looking delightful for friday, saturday, and sunday. highs in the low to mid 80s. danella has traffic. good morning. still looking at this eastbound route 6 at washington avenue. all the eastbound lanes are blocked in la plata. let's continue to head north. a crash in southeast d.c. on 7 go ahead and m. police are on the scene. northbound to the beltway, looks really good. nothing but green in both directions.
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i'll give you a live look now. if this is your commute past 193, travel speed 56 miles per hour. travel speeds to i-270. i'm back in ten minutes with your look of the traffic on i-95 in virginia. i'm seeing delays as well as a possible accident. back in ten. back to you both. >> thank you. 6:22. 61 degrees. ahead, a local woman who came ever so close to being miss usa and why it may be a good thing. and the scare that cleared out a packed supermarket.
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next, a final leg of t
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get a load of this. that's the shuttle "enterprise" on a barge headed to its new home. tomorrow it will finish the journey to manhattan where a train will lift it on to the air and space museum. enterprise left our area in april. and there is a new miss usa this morning.
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>> miss usa 2012 -- rhode island! [ cheers ] >> rhode island's olivia kopo took home the crown. miss maryland was the runner up. the potomac native graduated from sidwell friends school. she tweeted the name halle berry. that's a nod to the oscar-winning actress' beauty pageant days when she was a runner up in the miss usa competition. hmm. that was 25 years ago. >> she want to be an actress? >> i'm saying even if you're runner up, there are still a lot of things coming to miss mary weather. not only is she gorgeous, she's smart and going to med school. >> right. 6:26. new, a search to bring closure to a lot of families who spent decades wondering. plus, facebook's expansion plan y. parents may not like it. why some people are confuse good metro's plan to make the commute run more smoothly. ♪
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a supermarket scare. a crowded store evacuated. what's sent people running outside. and rush reaction. metro's plan to ease the commute for a lot of people hasn't even started yet. why it's already causing some confusion. >> welcome back, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. when we come back back to "news4 today," the sun is really bright and big. we like that. hope that means it will be a nice day. >> at least the start. yeah, it was all different on friday. as i mentioned earlier, we had a lot of photos posted to our web page and to our facebook page, this was the most famous one, the most viewed. i posted this on twitter. it's had 10,000 views. this of the sky over manassas. you see the sky like that,
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burrow underground. >> seriously. that looks pretty scary. >> isn't that amazinamazing? this picture was sent in to then i posted that on twitter and facebook. and that was sent in by sophia. if you have great shots, send them to our facebook page and to thank you very much for sharing that. that was the most viewed photo of the event on friday. all calm and cool, 50s much of west virginia, virginia, and maryland. that includes, montgomery, prince george's county, arlington, in washington near the potomac. the tidal potomac and the bay, low 60s. those are the warm spots. later today, we'll have temperatures warming to the low 70s by noontime. and a little breeze coming out of the northwest around 20 miles per hour. and clouds in and out during the afternoon. highs reaching mid to upper 70s. and just a slight chance of an
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isolated shower or thundershower. danella? thanks. if you're taking metro, be careful on the orange and blue line. we had an earlier malfunction at farragut west. that's gone. you're still seeing delays on the orange and blue lines. over to the roadways, i-95 in virginia. a crash reported at fairfax county parkway. i can't see it on camera. i am seeing delays. in fact, really slow passing prince william parkway. i'll give you the travel speed heading toward the beltway. under speed at about 27 miles per hour. 28 minutes from prince william parkway to the beltway. good news -- choppers en route to check things on i-95. we'll see if there is an accident northbound at fairfax county parkway. over to you. >> thank you. 6:32. new, a fire in southeast washington. it started inside the hallway of an apartment building in the 700 block of 13th street before 3:00 this morning. two people who were inside the building were hurt. rescuers did not give details of their injuries but say they're expected to be okay. fire investigators say the fire started in the hallway but are
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working to determine exactly how it started. some shoppers inside a local whole foods market became sick because of a bizarre incident. firefighters say someone said off a can of pepper spray inside the store in rockville yesterday. the store was evacuated for some time while the building was ventilated. a few people did get sick. no one needed to go to the hospital, though. no word on who set off the pepper spray. an 18-year-old security guard injured in baseball bat attack at a daycare center in landover has a long road to recovery. jalen farmer steppeded in when michael young walked into the daycare center in april and got upset when he couldn't use the phone. farmer had a baseball bat, but young wrestled it from him and beat him with the bat. young stole the car keys of one of the other employees and escaped. police later arrested him. farmer was severely injured in the attack. >> he has a long road ahead of him. it's going to be a rough road.
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however, his spirits are up. he doesn't see himself as a hero, but of course his family and friends and everyone that's been here for him, we all see him as a hero. >> farmer's family says he took the job to help pay for college. the waldorf jaycees are planning an appreciation dinner for him next month. the proceeds will help pay for his medical expenses. 6:34 now. new numbers out this morning show gas prices are still heading in the right direction. according to aaa, the average price for gas dropped three cents overnight in the district. a gallon of regular is $3.69 this morning. in maryland, you're paying $3.51, down almost a penny. virginia's average dropped about a half a cent, as well. it's still at $3.39. and drivers in west virginia are paying about a penny less at $3.64. analysts expect that gas prices will keep dropping well into the summer. financial help to homeowners in northern virginia. nearly 1,000 people in prince william county and manassas and manassas park are eligible for refinancing as thanks to a $25
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billion mortgage settlement. prince william county in particular reported more than 16,000 foreclosures during the housing crisis. more than 10% of all homes in the county. new this morning, the vietnamese government will open three new sites to help search for american soldiers' remain from the war. defense secretary leon panetta says there are nearly 1,300 cases of missing american soldiers, and about 600 of those remain could be recovered. the announcement came as panetta and his vietnamese counterpart exchanged artifacts collected during the war. 6:35 our time. ahead at 6:55, you have to see it. the alarm clock that will wake you up and get your heart racing. an impressive display across the pond. and major changes coming to metro. today, where riders can ask the agency's ceo about them in person. and one chance to witness an historic journey.
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mark your calendar, folks. it's a sight you won't see for another 100 years. tomorrow the planet venus will pass between the earth and the sun. this is a look at the last transit of convenient us in 2004. as you see -- venus in 2004. as you see, it looks like a black dot as it passes across the sun. the transit will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last about six hours tomorrow. the national air and space museum hosting a public viewing party. admission is free. it arts is at 6:00 -- it starts at 6:00. don't look directly at the sun without proper protection. the rays can damage the eyes. the museum has telescopes and things so you can go with a group, sbrie it safely. beautiful sun out there.
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a comfortable, beautiful morning. tom? a beautiful view. astrong her jeff chester from the naval observatory will be with us on news4 midday between 11:00 and noon to talk about the transit of venus. he's going to talk about this, news4 midday from 11:00 to noon. we'll look around the neighborhood network now. it is a chilly morning. in the 50s right-hand the region. germantown -- around the region. germantown, andrews air force base, fairfax, all in the low to mid 50s. and we're going to hold steady for another couple of hours. by noontime, around the hometown network and hagerstown, mid 60s. partly sunny at times during the afternoon, a slight chance of a shower or thundershower. highs reaching the low to mid 70s around the metro area and points south. there in haggerty, only the upper 60s for highs during the afternoon. a look at the week, seven-day outlook coming up in ten minutes at 6:51. coming up with traffic is
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danella. good morning. thanks, chopper 4 is live in springfield, virginia. okay, there is a tractor-trailer that went over the guardrail. this is along i-95, but not i-95 -- local road beside it, lewis dale. and right now, you see the fire department is in the woods. and this is where the incident just occurred. so again, this is a local road, lewis dale right parallel to i-95 in this area. just be aware of that. let's check out delays on i-95 as chopper is showing you now. pretty slow on i-95. in fact, really slow as you make your way from prince william parkway to the beltway. you are under speed. i'll give you a look here. you see the lanes are packed. over to you. >> thank you. 6:41. the "today" show is coming up at 7:00. let's check in with matt lauer to see what they're working on for "today." good morning to you. hello, nice to see you. coming up on a monday here on "today," a plane used to fight a wildfire in utah crashes, killing its two-man crew. a second plane, a fire-fighting plane in nevada, forced to make
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an emergency landing. we're live with the latest on those stories. also ahead, meredith vieira will be live in london with more on the queen's diamond jubilee including that flotilla on the thames and preview of the star-studded concert. meredith got to talk to soccer sensation david beckham about the queen, his role in the upcoming london olympic, and, yes, she managed to get in a question about those underwear ads, as well. we'll have that interview. and savannah's exclusive interviewdion as we get started here on "today." >> david beckham in his underwear, one way to get viewers. >> his a feeling that meredith would get around to that. >> looking forward to. that thank you. >> see you in a while. >> okay. expanded rush hour service is coming to metro. it's called rush-plus. >> metro is out with new ads and updated maps. soon rush-plus will be in effect. this morning, the transit agency is launching the two-week
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countdown to one of the most dramatic service changes in history. news4's tracee wilkins live at the franconia/springfield metro station to clear up how it rush-plus thing works. >> reporter: yeah, there's a lot of changes. behind me, you see a team passing out bags and maps, getting folks adjusted to how this will work. the point behind the program is to try and ease congestion and transfers riders need to make through out-the-system. the maps are posted, but it does not start until june 18. metro spokesmen say it will improve the commute for 110,000 customers on the green, yellow, blue, and orange lines. 21 stations will get more frequent service with six additional trains every hour. during peak periods, customers will get six additional trains, three in each direction between
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vienna and largo town center. metro officials predict this will add an estimated 2,600 seats per hour, although the blue line will lose some trains. for the first time you'll be able to travel from greenbelt to franconia/springfield without transfer on the new dashed yellow line. they have dashed yellow lines operating during rush only. there's also a new dashed orange line coming from largo to vienna. so this sounds i'm sure confusing for a lot of folks who use metro. they're their are going to be big changes coming up and a lot of adjusting that people have to do. joining us live is richard sarles, general manager for metro. good morning. thank you for joining us. >> good to be here. thank you for being here. >> reporter: let's talk about the confusion and the fact that you have a lot of work here trying to explain all of this to folks. >> we're in the final countdown. two weeks from today, june 18, we provide the additional rush hour service, as well as other trains that will provide for, you know, transfer. and people have -- we want to
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prepare people for this. we've been, as you see, preparing people for this. we've been, as you've seen our campaign to provide additional information. people are here and -- they understand, we're handing out material so people understand. the important thing is to watch destination signs on the trains and on the passenger information display units in the stations. you'll get to where you have to go. >> reporter: all right, pay close attention. as the changes take effect, they'll be happening in the next few weeks. tracee wilkins live in springfield. back to you all in the studio. >> thank you. a pedestrian shortcut in fairfax county could cost you $250. starting today, police are issuing tickets to those who don't use a crosswalk at gallows road. many people often use a shortcut to get around construction. it puts them in a dangerous path of traffic. pedestrians will have to take the longer route for quite a while. construction won't be done for another four years. 15 before the hour now. a prince george's county woman lucky to be alive after a car
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crashed through her apartment. police say the woman was hit in the head by a flying tire. she was also thrown from her bed when they car came crashing in around 3:30 yesterday morning at the chestnut ridge apartments on riverdale road. her neighbor, a nurse, stayed with her until emergency crews got to the scene. >> went to the lady's apartment. she was disoriented, yeah. got an ice pack and put it on her head. >> that woman is expected to be okay. police are trying to figure out what caused the car to crash into a building. a shooting two years ago happened inside the leda wholesale market in 2010. police say christian taylor shot and killed 59-year-old minkun chi and his son. jury selection is set to start at 9:00. opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow.
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today mitt romney heads to the pacific northwest to raise money for his campaign. his campaign won't give out any details about the event, but republican officials say it will be at a private home. the fundraiser will reportedly cost $2,500 per person. for $10,000, you can attend the private reception and photo op. president obama will be raising money in the big apple today. he and former president bill clinton will attend a series of fundraisers in new york city including a concert on broadway. the president will return to new york later this month for a star-studded fundraiser at actress sarah jessica parker's home. he won't get his endorsement, but the president is getting credit for virginia's economic recovery from its munn governor, bob income donnell. >> he -- bob mr. speaker donnell. >> he had nearly $ 1 trillion in stimulus, one-time spending. did it help in the short run with health care and education spending? did it balance the budget, sure. does it help us in the long term
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to really cut the unemployment rate, i'd say no. >> mcdonnell told cnn yesterday the president's stimulus programs did some good for virginia. still, mcdonnell says this country would benefit more from a republican agenda. he did not talk about speculation that he could be mitt romney's running mate. so there's an 11-year-old boy in minnesota who's gone back to school today with possibly the best excuse ever for skipping class -- the fifth grader was with the president of the united states. tyler sullivan missed school to watch president obama speak. he got to shake hands with the president. when mr. obama realized sullivan skipped school, he got a pen and a card with the presidential letterhead on it. the note he wrote read, "mr. ackerman, please excuse tyler. he was with me, barack obama." sullivan -- >> that's all. >> he framed the note, of course. he plans to show it to his teacher and the rest of his class today. facebook is branching out, and some parents may not like
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it. we have more on what the social network has in its works. >> reporter: good morning. facebook is developing technology to let kids under 13 join the site. of course with parental supervision. facebook may link kids' accounts to their parents and let parents decide whom their kids can friend and what apps they can use. the features could let facebook charge parents for games their children use. get your bids in. the annual charity auction to win a lunch date with warren buff sfet underway. the auction on ebay runs through friday night. all proceeds go to benefit the glide foundation which helps the homeless in the san francisco area. last year hedge fund manager ted wexler paid for a lunch with buffett in new york city. you can get more at back to you. >> thank you. there's still more surveying to do, but already nearly a
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dozen tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in maryland and virginia during friday's severe storms. at least nine of those tornadoes touched down in maryland. three twisters came down in montgomery county, two in carroll county, one tornado in prince george's county, and one in anne arundel county. the two strongest twisters touched down in howard and hartford counties. those were classified as ef1 tornadoes with winds at least 86 miles per hour. two tornadoes touched down in virginia, as well. none in our area, though. those twisters caused millions of dollars in damage. 6:50. bright, beautiful morning by my standard. tom? the official are the birds outside. i stepped out, and they are -- >> did you ask them? >> they are announcing, yes, a gorgeous morning underway. they're tweeting. right now there is the view of our sunrise over the potomac river. live view from our h.d. city
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camera. an exquisite sunrise on this monday morning. right now, reagan national at 63. a few of those high clouds, and comfortably dry. dew point is low. a calm wind. around the region, it is chilly. in fact, for a june morning, this is really unusual. we're down to the low to mid 50s in maryland on the tidal potomac and around the bay. it's in the low 60s. looking at the view from space over the last 12 hours, we've had a few passing showersnight . now, generally around the region, clouds, might have an isolated sprinkle popping up this morning. by noontime, partly cloudy, into the low 70s. by then, most of the region. although to the north we'll only be in the 60s throughout the day. during the afternoon, much of the metro area and points south should be in the mid to upper 70s. a slight chance of a shower and a thundershower this afternoon. quite a bit of cloudiness around. then overnight tonight, partly mostly cloudy at times. another chilly start tomorrow. in the mid 50s. as we get going on tuesday morning.
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then a lot of clouds tomorrow. highs reaching 70 or so. and a small chance of a shower or perhaps an afternoon thundershower popping up. a greater chance on wednesday and partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. 50s again on thursday, afternoon highs should make it into the upper 70s. and a greater chance of some afternoon showers or thundershowers. after that, it is looking delightful for friday, saturday, and sunday. warming up. low to mid 80s each day with lots of sunshine and morn lows around 60. good morning, danella. good morning. chopper 4 is above the accident. this is right along lewisdale road. we have a tractor-trailer, you can see, veered off of the road. in the woods here. and if you're traveling along i-95, lewisdale road is parallel to i-95. we are seeing rubbernecking delays i-95 past fairfax county parkway. you see just the volume all along i-95. again, this original accident is off of lewisdale road. please be aware of that traveling on i-95 and expect delays this morning.
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thank you, chopper. let's head over to 395. if you're connecting on to 395 at edsall, northbound are you under speed. travel speed to the beltway, looking at 29 miles per hour. eun? >> all right. thank you very much. 6:53. it's promising to be an event unlike any other. a star-studded concert at buckingham palace will take place for the diamond jubilee celebrations. angie goff has a look at the big show. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the four-day celebration that mark the reign of 60 years continues. today, a big concert will feature music royalty at the gates of buckingham palace. ♪ >> reporter: sirs elton john and paul mccartney will perform as will stevie wonder. the concert starts around 2:30 our time. and then tonight, the queen will light the national beacon outside the palace. ♪ >> yesterday, the 86-year-old
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queen must have been tired and cold, but you couldn't tell as the british monarch with prince william and kate by her side made her way down the river thames. more than a million people watched from the bank, bridges, and balconies, unphased by the rainy when he. on the ground, more than 10,000 street parties and picnics featuring traditional food helped mark the jubilee. now this is the third of a four-day celebration. we have not seen it in more than a century. queen elizabeth's great, great grandmother, victoria, celebrated her diamond jubilee in 1897. >> angie goff, thank you. news4 is getting a behind-the-scenes look at the queen's diamond jubilee. our own doug kammerer is in london to cover all the festivities. look for his live report starting tonight at 5:00. and we're already hearing a lot about doug's adventures across the pond. so far, so good. bed was smaller than my 5-year-old's, and shower was only 6'3". welcome to london. and doug is tall. he's complaining about the
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space. of course, he took a jab at dan hellie, saying he'll be fine here at 5'11". >> nothing wrong with 5'11". >> he tweeted london is expensive. $30 for a burger and a coke. you know dan is going come back with something -- you know. going to be this twitter -- >> for the olympics, he'll have all sorts of stuff for doug. now if you have trouble waking up, you may want to try a different alarm clock. >> it is a new one out there now. and it might just wake you up with a bang. [ ticking ] >> this is the defusible alarm clock. looks like a real bomb with dynamite sticks and cable wires. the minnesota man who invented it says he got the idea from watching hollywood movies. to defuse the alarm the user must cut the correct wires that change randomly every morning -- >> what? >> the clock is about $40 on the internet. >> that clock would end up outside the window, on the street. >> one time -- >> there you go. >> pull the ploug thug on that .
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tom? >> you'll need a jacket this morning. chilly, 50s. later today, much of the region into the 70s. to the north, only 60s. a lot of clouds around. slight chance of a shower. cooler than average week ahead. back to you. >> thank you. that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes. every driver is different, and we've got great news for them all. now you can try snapshot from progressive before you switch your insurance.
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