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conservative christian lobbying group. good morning. welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. it is 6:00 al on this friday morning. look outside with us if you will right now. we will let you know the sun is on its way up and right now we can see the conditions. veronica johnson is here to tell us about the change that's going to come. >> yeah. for most of the day, though, it is going to be dry. so really think that we're going to be able to get lot done today. it's during the overnight that we're going to -- where we will see the wet weather and early part of the day tomorrow. 6:24, sun rise for today. rockville, marnds, 65 degrees. district heights at 71. and over in annapolis, maryland, 71 degrees, ocean city, 71 degrees. and on saturday, that's a location where those showers could be lingering. radar right now not showing any rain whatsoever around here. but as we open it up and take a look at southern areas of ohio down through eastern kentucky,
central tennessee, showers there. and it's showers that will moving in. again, late today around 5:00 or so. so 8:00 a.m., we're just fine. nice start to us for 70 to 76 degrees. by lunchtime, noontime today, 82 to 89. still dry throughout the area with high clouds moving in. partly sunny for your afternoon. may be a storm or two coming your way from the west. making its way on in here. 85 to 93 degrees for a high temperature today. traffic now with danella sealock. >> right now still keeping an eye on the situation northbound i-95. here's a look from chopper 4. if you're planning on heading out of town, heading through baltimore, northbound lanes are all blocked. this is really at 695, your forced to go westbound on to 695 heading toward the situation. a reportedly fatal tractor trailer accident here has all of your northbound lanes blocked. i-95 just past 395.
first off, just before that. if i were you i would plan an alternate route because it may be closed for some time. let's head over to centerville. still seeing northbound lanes of pickwick road. just that right lane blocked. still to the left. aaron, over to you. breaking news. two u.s. service members dead after an afghan police officer turned his weapon on the troops who were training him. this happened in the western province of farah. the gunman was a member of the afghan local police force there. he was recruited five days ago to a village defense force. he was shot and killed by other service members during this incident. six other service members have been killed in similar incidents in the past week. paul ryan will be in virginia today. mitt romney's running mate has two campaign events scheduled including one in our area. ryan will start the day with a rally at a school in glen ellen. he will head to fairfax county where he will visit west springfield high school.
ryan's second trip to virginia in a second week. ryan introduced him in the common wealth last saturday. and he may not look much like paul ryan but maryland congressman chris van holland will portray the republican vice presidential nominee. nbc confirms he will serve as ryan during vice president joe biden's debate preparations. he is a ranking member on the house budget committee and works closely with ryan. democrats are putting new pressure on mitt romney to release more of his past tax returns. they say it's only way that he can defend his claim that the least 13% of his income went to taxes for the past several years. >> you can do go back and look at my taxes. over the past ten years, i never paid less than 13%. i think 13.6%,ing? like that. paid taxes every single year. >> that was yesterday. romney also says he's given a lot of money to charity. she says wh he says when you combine those
contributions he's given up more than 20% of his income each year. he denies an allegation harry reid made that he paid no taxes for some years. new this morning. police in thailand say four people died when a fire swept through a tourist hot spot. the flames erupted inside the tiger disco on the resort island of phuket. the nationalities of the dead are not known. officials say sparks at a nearby electric transformer may have triggered the fire. four minutes after 6:00. suspect accused of shooting a security guard inside the family research council will undergo a mental evaluation. 28-year-old floyd corkins made his first court appearance here in d.c. yesterday afternoon. according to cork documents police found 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 chick-fil-a sankes in corkins' backpack. corkins is due back in court next friday. and this morning, we are hearing from the family of that
security guard. police say corkins walked into the frk building wednesday morning claiming that he was an intern. corkins started yelling about the organization's policies and shot security guard leo johnson in the arm. johnson gave a-first-hand account of that confrontation to his mother. >> he said the man was taking too long doing what he was doing. he said when he went around, you know, to see him and that's when he pulled the gun out on him. then he got into a little altercation. i guess that's when he shot him. >> johnson is listed in stable condition at howard university hospital. the president of the family research council praised him for stopping what could have been a mass shooting. the head of the family research council is blaming the attack on, quote, reckless rhetoric. tony perkins faulted the law center. the bam-based civil rights organization tracks and litigates against hate groups. the law center labeled the
family research council a hate group if 2010. the law center is calling corkins accusations outrageous. they're asking president obama and mitt romney to explain how they will improve background checks designed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. 67 relatives sent both men a letter state that millions of mental health records were still missing from the national database of prohibited gun purchasers. some show shot and killed 32 people before turning the gun on himself back in 2007. he passed two background checks to buy guns because virginia state agencies never shared his mental health records with the database. starting today, nearly half a billion dollars will be up for grabs to fix crumbling roads and bridges. ray lahood will announce more than $370 million will be immediately available for transportation improvements. transportation department
initially set aside that money for special projects. under the plan the state has to identify how the money will be used by october 1st. starting next week, a newly created committee will study the possibility of burying power lines in the district. vin sint gray announced that panel yesterday. he's co-chaired by the city's administrator and pepco holding ceo rig by. the mayor wants the group to figure out what has caused outages over the past decade. how much money has been lost and how much it would cost to bury lines. ray was a vocal critic of pepco after june's bad storms and has pushed for undergrounding the line as an option to avoid outages. 6:07 is your time. 72 degrees. why some airline passengers were asked to give the pilots a little extra cash to make sure they got home. plus, why where you live could be to blame if you drop your cellphone a lot. nice start to the morning but the threat of more storms is but the threat of more storms is on the o
welcome brach. if you know someone from mississippi you may want to think twice before letting him or her make a call on your iphone. mississippi is the clumsiest state in the country when it comes to handling the smart phone. researchers gave mississippi the dubious distinction based on broken or damaged iphones. we in washington ranked fourth in ipads in eptitude. >> they said mississippi ranked the highest in obesity and it's greased fingers from -- >> we're going to get phone calls from people in mississippi. sun on its way up but starting off the morning with
cool, comfortable conditions. >> that's right. it should be a pretty nice sun rise, those high clouds starting to move in to our western section. but the sunset, not quite as pretty as the early part of our day here. sunset today at 7:59. clouds and some showers for later. 56 right now in college park maryland. other shots like kensington, 65. marriville, at 66 degrees. hometown forecast we go to annapolis. 7:00 a.m., 73. by noontime, 88 degrees. close to 90. topping out about 92, 93here. again, the storms late in the day, late afternoon. let's have a look at traffic now. >> right now tracking breaking news on i-95. if you're planning to head up to baltimore, northbound lanes are blocked due to a crash just past 395. fatal crash there. here's what's going on. traveling i-95 northbound you're going to be forced off on to
westbound 695. right now police aren't giving an estimate for how long this road is going to be shut down. take 295. some people are taking 895. it's will be closed for some time. back over to you. 6:13 is our time. paying for more than just their plane ticket. why the crew of one flight asked passengers for a little extra cash. why this home is taking living on the edge to a whole new level. plus, the unusual item use used by cal ripken jr. the day he made baseball history is now up for auc
horse bolting through the streets of downtown manhattan. this happened yesterday after the horse and carriage he was carrying or towing got into an accident with that black car you see there. the horse ran loose for several blocks until members of the nypd mount eddie vision stopped the animal. one person did suffer minor injuries in all that chaos. a home in butte, alaska, is on the verge of tipping into the river. unusually hot temperatures fronted more glacial melting filling the river. the rushing waters causing erosion under the house leaving it half submerged. the homeowner said he was planning on using the house as a rental home. when the house does flip into the river, they're ready. the biggest concern is to keep the house from hitting any of
the bridges. 16 after the hour right now. some firefighters from our area is joining the fights against some of the more than 60 wildfires burning across the west. they sent an eight-person crew to idaho yesterday to battle a fire that is creeping closer to two resort towns. firefighters have also been sent to arizona, nevada, and california. in washington state, officials keeping a close eye on the destructive taylor ridge fire. rising temperatures, lower humidity, and storms are expected today which could kick up the fire. it's already destroyed 70 homes and more than 200 other buildings. nato says they're still investigating what caused one of the deadliest air disasters in the history of afghan war. seven americans and four afghans died when their blackhawk helicopter went down in the kandahar province during a firefight with insurgents. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the crash. 28 service members have been killed so far this month. july was the deadliest month so far this year with 40 americans
killed. so you know when somebody gives you a ride it's polite that you give them a few bucks to cover the cost of gas. that is not the case though usually when you're a passenger on an airplane. the crew of an air france flight asked passengers for cash to help pay for refueling when the plane was rerouted to syria. apparently syria authorities refused to accept a credit card from air france. eventually some arrangement was made and the passengers' cash was not needed. air france is not saying what the arrangement was. flight was headed to beirut when it was diverted. we're getting a first look at jesse jackson jr. in the hospital. he is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. former congressman patrick kennedy tells nbc news he had an emotion aol meeting with jackson at the mayor clinic. jackson is worried about his political future and called jackson an inspiration for addressing his mental illness. jackson is up for re-election this november. the grueling presidential
campaign is taking a toll on mitt romney's wife. ann romney said she had a flare-up of multiple sclerosis on the campaign. she was diagnosed in 1988 but she's been in remission. flare-ups can occur though under constant stress. 6:19. this morning there is a second case of west nile virus in maryland. state health official says the new case is in the d.c. metro area and involves a 70-year-old patient. health officials will not release any more information. the state's first case of the virus was reported last month in central maryland. health officials say one or two cases of west nile is typical this time of year. texas suffering from the worst outbreak of west nile virus in decades. overnight for the first time in 4 45 years dallas dropped insecticide from the air. you can see the plane circled here in red. ten people have died. 200 others are infected. the mayor of dallas declared a state of emergency and supports
the aerial defense against that mosquito born illness. white spread opposition though from people who fear the chemicals could be harmful. rare and sweeping recommendation from health officials. they urged all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis c. they say more than 3 million americans have the disease. doctors say about one out of every 30 people born between 1945 and 1965 have hepatitis c and half or more don't know it. the cdc is recommending all baby boomers get a one-time test for hepatitis c at their next doctor's visit. the nationals are taking plenty of heat for their decision to shut down steven strasburg as he continues recovering from tommy john's surgery. some of that criticism is coming from tommy john himself. he's the pitcher who first had the procedure on his elbow. john said he recovered fine from the surgery and never missed a start in the 13 years after he had it. the nats say they plan on shutting down strasburg once he
pitches 160 innings. the car cal ripken jr. drove to the ballpark the day he made baseball history is now up for auction. this is ripken's 1994 chevy suburban. he drove it to oriole park the night he tied and broke lou gehrig's record. he will be invited to the museum gala in september. it's valued at more than $50,000. bidding closes at 8:00 p.m. on august 28th. still one of the best sports figures, i think. such a great guy. >> interesting sale there, though. >> i'm sure the money is probably going to charity. 6:21 is our time. veronica johnson is in this morning keeping an eye on our forecast and pretty cool conditions to start things off. >> cool is the word, too, for the weekend, aaron. this will be one of the coolest weekends of the summer, in fact. not just here locally but for a big chunk of our country in the
north and midwest. for areas of the western northeast, 74, high in chicago, illinois today. sweater weather. 7 1 in minneapolis. we will see highs today in the low 90s. we're at 73 degrees right now. the humidity again low. so not too bad. we're watching this front off to the west of our area that will bring showers and storms to our area later on. those will start, i think, about 5:00. maybe even as late as 6:00 with developing out west much earlier than that. so your weekend, again, cool with highs in the low to mid 80s. danella? >> good morning. tracking breakingews on i-95 northbound thinking of heading out of town, plan an alternate route right now. accident here involved a tractor trailer caught fire. you can see the road is still shut down here. this is just past 395. chopper 4 is over the work-around for you. if you don't get off sooner you will be forced off on to 695 west at townsend.
be aware of that as your making the commute. centerville, though, had a crash at 29 at pickwick road. out of the roadway and 270, nice and clear. shady grove to the beltway. both directions. aaron and eun? >> thank you, danella. it's 6:23. >> a 12-year-old boy told he is not allowed to play pee wee football with his friends. the big reason he's being sidelined. ahead, the warning for women >>[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years. every paycheck. now, when you need it obama has cut $716 billion dollars from medicare. why? to pay for obamacare. so now the money you paid for your guaranteed healthcare
a little hollywood magic lit up part of the new york skil line overnight. it was part of a staged stunt for the hbo tv series "boardwalk empire." new york firefighters and police were on hand to supervise the explosion. production around new york is m booing. the mayor's office says the industry brought in more than $7 billion last year. football coaches usually look for the biggest players possible unless they are coaching kids. 12-year-old boy from dallas is
not being allowed to play pee wee football because he weighs nearly 300 pounds. the league's president says the 6'1" boy exceeds the 135-pound weight limit for seventh graders. he says three other kids have also been turned away because they weighed too much. the boy's mother says her son was humiliate bid that baed by t ban. we can't show you the pictures. >> we feel bad for the child. he wants to play with his friends. he's in seventh grade. at the same time, you have to think about the safety of the other players as well. a father accuse of waterboarding his own daughter is telling his side of the story. the sound of harleys filling the air in d.c. plus, the a discovery this homeowner made. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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the uproar over this video is not dying down as activists step up the pressure on the police officer's department. good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. let's look outside right now at 6:31. time for weather and traffic on the ones. 73 beautiful degrees out there. veronica johnson on the weather deck. how does it feel? >> cool out here, aaron and eun. there's even a little bit of a light breeze that comes through from time to time. i know. cool, right, for summer, that almost doesn't seem to go together. but, hey, it's football season, right? all right if other thing i'm talking about out here is that there are two folks getting one of these already in the diana in richardsville and brian in alexandria will be getting the storm team 4 mug. you can even have your morning cereal in it. it's only going to go to one person each day. the first to go ahead and follow me and tweet me, vjohnsonnbc4.
that's all you have to do. i'll put one in the mail for you. all right. yeah. talking temperatures. 68, andrew air force base. 62 in manassas. that's the kind of cool i'm talking about, scattered pockets around our area. the high clouds already. scattered. and they'll continue to move in today as we t get ready for this next weather front. a weather front that will be bringing showers and storms late in the day. most of your day, aaron and eun, will be dry. back to you. >> thanks, veronica. right now i'm following -- >> on the roadway, here's good news. the crash i-95 northbound just before 395 you're traveling if the baltimore area, it looks like that's clearing. let me show you chopper 4 because you were diverted off and still are right now on 695. i'm watching and i'm seeing crews up here start picking up the cones earlier. hopefully this will be clearing. you can see volume is increasing
i-95 northbound toward 695. aaron, over to you. police in laurel will face a protest from the naacp when they get to work on monday morning. this stems from allegations of police brutality apparently captured in this video. in it an officer appears to be punching or slapping 27-year-old williams at least three times while he's in handcuffs. last night the naacp held a meeting to talk about this case and several similar alleged incidents. >> gathering information to support a case or information being ordered to turn over to the department of justice to see is there police brutality in the city law. >> the naacp wants the police department to put that officer in question on leave. the laurel police department has not publicly commented on this case. a warning for women after a disturbing encounter on the metro. police are search for a man behind two upskirting incidents.
it happened twice this week at the takoma park metro station. the same man approached her asking for directions. both times he kept rubbing his book back against her leg. she noticed a cellphone recording video under her skirt through a hole in that book back. the woman dried to take the bag but it ripped. the man got away with the bag and the cellphone. and in loudoun county, police are searching for a man for attempted abduction. this happened early monday morning at 12:40 in the 120 block of sterling. a man forced her into the backseat of a car and held her down. after she screamed the man fled in a sky blue older model car. if you have any information, contact police or crime solvers. a delaware doctor accuse of subjecting his 11-year-old daughter to waterboarding is denying the allegations. he told investigators he held her face under a running faucet to discipline her. they are charged with conspiracy
and reckless indangerment. he is known for research in near death experiences involving children. a man on the run from the law for 13 years is now behind bars. deputies near richmond found 39-year-old jerry robinson in louisa county accused of shooting a woman in her mechanicsville home in 1999. she survived. robinson was featured on the tv show "america's most wanted" three times. an anonymous tip led to that arrest. traffic alert now, hundreds of motorcyclists motorcycles ar town today to honor 9/11 victims. they will or live early in the afternoon. they plan to spend tonight near the pentagon. tomorrow the group will ride to ground sr. row. to politics. virginia senate candidate tim kaine will share his plan for growing the economy. the former governor and dnc chairman will meet with defense
contractors in fairfax county. kaine will also share his thoughts on drastic cuts if congress can't reach a budget deal by the end of the year. cuts could be devastating to defense contractors in virginia. two days after maryland governor martin o'malley signed a bill to expand gambling, a powerful community is vowing to vote against it in november. faith-based organizations in prince george's county say they won't be voting in favor of the gambling referendum which could bring a sixth casino to their backyard. county executive knows they oppose the plan and explains they need the money to avoid making cuts. pastor says there are other options to raise revenue for the county. >> why not take a look at trying to lure federal government agencies to prince george's county? why not take a look at other forms of even technology, montgomery county has done a wonderful job of that over the years. >> we want that money to stay in prince george's to help deal with the real problems we have in the county. >> baker says he and the county council are in the process of
figuring out how money from a new casino will be used and how to explain it to voters. 6:37. a new twist involving the shooting at a conservative christian lobbying group here in town. the new accusations being thrown around now. also ahead. sure, it may look like any old barbie doll but something is different about this one. the message this toy is sending that sends a parent in an uproar. the new push to present days long power out answer like the ones we saw this summer. the sun is shining as you head out the door. don't expect your sunset to be as picturesque. as picturesque. the storms are tracking next. we gotta sell the car. where would we even start? get the car. hi howard. get in.
wildfire. pat holmes says she watched from afar as the fire scorched all the land surrounding her home. she thought it was a goner after she was given the all clear to go back she went to find that the house was completely untouched. >> it's gone. you know what, god gave it to us and we've enjoyed it so much. what i was concerned ability was the neighbors who lived here and their homes. >> and those neighbors were not so lucky. their home, one of at least 70 destroyed there. the fire's only 25% contained right now. >> tough situation out there. time for weather and traffic on the ones. we had gorgeous weather. we want it to continue through the whole weekend. >> just say yes, veronica. >> yes. >> not so much. >> right, that means not so much. that's a great shot behind you there that sun rise, guys. what's the weather going to be like this weekend? it's not going to be all bad. it's not going to be completely lousy. probably a c minus because still
clouds coming through from time to time. just a little bit of rain for early saturday morning. 63 to 68. gaithersburg, camp springs. 73 right there in the middle in d.c. the radar not showing anything right now but there is some showers developing around ohio and outside of west virginia right now. so we're talking about the rain late. clerndon, 82 at 10:00 a.m. partly sunny at noontime. 92 to 93, your high. here's the rain, folks. scattered showers. maybe even a thunderstorm at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. or so. keep an eye on the sky. right now, veronica, still tracking breaking news on i-95 northbound. had a crash that shut down i-95 northbound at 395. this was the scene. you can still see the roads dark in this area. there was a truck fire but it's now clear. it looks like all of the vehicles have been moved just to the shoulder lane, as far as police and vdot, right shoulder lane. you are able to continue. let's talk delays, northbound
i-95. as you approach 695, looking at a two-mile backup for now. you are still seeing heavy volume here in the 395 area as well because all of the cars were held up for some time. let's head over to i-95 in virginia. aaron no, accidents here. nice and clear between fairfax county parkway and the beltway. back over the you. >> thank you. breaking news. two members of afghan security force have turned their guns on u.s. service members today killing two. the first incident happened in the western province of farah. military officials say the gunman was a member of the afghan local police force who was just recruited five days ago to a village defense course. he shot and killed two service members before being shot and killed himself. a second attack happened in the province of kandahar. but no one was killed. six other service members have been killed in similar incidents in the past week. a suspect accused of shooting a security guard inside the family research council will undergo a mental evaluation. 28-year-old floyd corkins made his first court appearance yesterday afternoon.
according to court documents police found 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 chick-fil-a sandwiches in corkins' backpack. family research council strongly supports the the fast food chain's ceo stand against gay marriage. this morning we're hearing from the family of that security guard. police say corkins walked into the family research council wednesday morning claiming to be an intern. corkins allegedly started yelling about the policies and shot the security guard leo johnson in the arm. johnson gave a first-hand account of the confrontation to his mother. >> he said, you know, the man was taking too long to do what he was doing. so what he -- he went around, you know, to see him. and then that's when he pulled the gun out on him. then they got into a little altercation. and i guess that's when he shot him. >> johnson is listed in stable condition at howard university hospital if president of the
family vaerch council praised him for stopping what could have been a mass shooting. the head of the family research council blaming the attack on, quote, reckless rhetoric. the alabama-based civil rights organization tracks an litigates against hate groups. the law center labelled the family research council a hate group in 2010 for what they called their anti-gay stance the law center calls perkins allegations outrageous. victims asking president obama and mitt romney to explain how they will improve background checks designed to keep gauns out of the hands of dangerous people. 57 relatives sent both men a letter stating that millions of mental health records are still missing from a national data pace base of prohibited gun purchases. he shot and killed 32 people before turning the gun on himself in 2007. he passed two background checks to buy guns because virginia state agencies never shared his mental health records with the
database. the race for the white house will once again run through virginia today. paul ryan will campaign there today. it is his second visit to the common wealth in less than a week. today the vice presidential candidate will headline a rally at a high school near rich montd. he will also speak at west springfield high school in fair fans county. mitt romney introduced ryan as his running mate in virginia just last weekend. maryland democrat will play paul ryan as vice president joe biden prepares for theirs debate. he knows ryan pretty well. he is the ranking democrat on the house budget committee which ryan chairs. the vice presidential debate is set for october 11. mitt romney is denying new allegations that he hasn't paid taxes in some recent years. >> go back and look at my taxes. over the past ten years i never paid less than 13%. i think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. so paid taxes every single year. >> now, by comparison, the
average middle income families pays about 12.8% of their income in federal taxes. romney is able to keep his rate low because owes of it is from investments, taxed at a lower percentage. he told reporters he's given a lot of money to charity. when you combine those contributions with the taxes that he's paid, he's given up more than 20% of the income each year. democrats are pressing romney to prove it. you own facebook stock you may want to avoid looking at your investment portfolio this morning. shares of the social networking site are now at a new low. the shares closed at $19.87 yesterday. half of their initial offering price of $38. the price has plummeted because of stock's so-called lock-up period expired. that means insiders and early investors can sell their shares. the justice department is given the green light between verizon wireless and four of the on cry tease largest table companies. the deal allows the marketing of
self service as a package with cable service. the government will not allow verizon wireless stores to sell cable company product where's communications sells it owns service fios. that could have reduced competition and higher prices and lower quantity for consumers. government officials, community leaders and utilities are looking at the possibility of burying power lines in the district. major gray announced a committee to study underground wires yesterday. it is so chaired by the city's administrator. the mayor wants the group to figure out what has caused outages over the past decade, how much money has been lost and how much it would cost to bury lines. the report is due by january 31st. 6:48. starting today, nearly half a billion dallas will be up for grabs to fix crumbling roads and bridges. hampton pear son has more on that story. >> good morning.
yes, the obama administration planning to make half a billion dallas in federal highway funds available to states who promise to use the money for job creation. secretary of transportation ray lahood will announce today more than 470 million will be available immediately for projects, the regional roads and bridges. the part is part of the election year effort. meanwhile, apple may want to let your fingers do the talking. the rumors are growing that the company's next generation smart phones an tablets may feature state-of-the-art fingerprint technology. what's that recent fcc filings seem to indicate. apple bought authentic last month which developed fingerprint technology to allow them to recognize swipe on a touch drooen even if your fingers are dry or oily. >> thank you, hampton. make it very simple in this house.
respect, getting an education, and having a relationship with the lord. if you can't do that, then go. >> the movie whitney houston filled just before her death hits theaters today. "sparkles" is a remake of the film of the same name. houston played a mother coming to terms with her own bad choices and going to encourage her daughter's singing career. back in action tomorrow. he'd to shaus, robert griffin iii will start as quarterback and reminder that nbc4 is your officials redskins station. the redskins/bears game is here at 7:00 p.m. >> go skins. travelers in norfolk got an unexpected sure surprise, the american golden girl arrived home. gabby doug glast flew in yesterday with two gold medals in tow. the terminal was decked without with balloons to welcome her back. she was the first off the plane
and didn't waist any time greeting her fans. she is only for virginia beach for a day and then go home to ohio where oprah is going to interview her? >> oprah can do whatever she wants. >> that's what it meant. >> we knew that. i'm letting people know. what do we know about the forecast? >> first of all, betty, not sure the location on betty but betty gets today's mug. >> can i have this one? >> yes. >> we can share it? >> well, aaron, you probably don't want one anyway. >> we're going to have to fight for it. >> i have another one. sorry. all right. let's talk temperatures across the area right now. today, not too shap by. 63 to 73. gaithersburg to d.c. down to the south, just outside a couple minutes ago. a light wind is blowing so it is cool and kind of krisk. really, guys, i'll have another one coming. day planner forecast, 89 degrees. 90 by lunchtime today. high clouds continuing to move
in. we're partly sunny by the late afternoon. showers develop west of our area first. then it will start to move in. they will be scattered. not everybody will be wet. we're still not getting the wide spread rains around the area. 5:00, 6:00, scattered around leesburg and fairfax and prince george's county. now, again, i've been watch that line of storms west down through eastern kentucky, down tlus northern alabama and mississippi. that's the next front. today, anywhere between 8 a9 an 91 degrees. low 70s. that really is kind of football weather, right? saturday, 81 at the beach. stormy conditions there. showers and storms, too, at the beach for sunday. not looking fantastic there. here, some morning showers for us. a few clouds around. 82 to 84. this weekend, let's hit the roads again with danella. >> thank you. right now if you're traveling
the beltway. montgomery county, not bad at all. making your way towards new hampshire avenue. delay are just about here and travel speeds is i-95. 45 miles per hour. that's not bad at all. you are getting ready on the brakes here from edsall to semina seminary. 38 miles per hour. 17 minutes to get to the 14th street bridge. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. expect delays on metro this weekend. there will be track work on four of the system's five lines. on the red line, takoma, brooklyn will be closed. take a free shuttle bus. ft. cotton will open but only for greene and yellow line trains. work starts tonight at 10:00 and should be finished in time for the pon morning commute. today the government is urging parents to look before they lock their cars.
it's launching a campaign they hope will save children from getting caught during the summer. they will layout details about the nationwide effort. two dozen children have died from heat stroke this summer. minivans are apparently cool again. the most popular minivan models are growing, 24% overall. ford and gm stopped making miniva minivans. the reason tort comeback, the price. analysts say they're not only a more fuel efficient but lowerer sticker price. they found that mini vans have some of the lowest insurance rates. well, she is plastic and fabulous, apparently. mattel is introducing the first drag queen barbie. >> the term is not officially used to describe the new diamond
barb barbie doll. he is a cross dresser and loosely modeled the dool after his own look. the doll dawns a short bewelled dress. faux fox fur coat and metallic pumps with a stole. they say one of the things about barbie is she continued to push the envelope and never worries about what other people think.oa lot of parents up in arms about this one. >> this is the one where aaron comments and loses his job, so i've got nothing to say. >> that's right. we're just going to leave that one alone. veronica, we could be -- >> on to weather. >> yes. >> okay. today is going to be warm. last warm day here for a little while with highs in the low 90s. the weekend, 82, 84 saturday and sunday. today, a little bit of rain moving in. i don't think it's going to be until late, late afternoon. should be ending early saturday morning. thanks. right now checking on i-95 in
virginia. happy friday to you. 54 miles per hour. isn't that great for friday, that drive just taking 14 minutes. >> i want to know if it comes with multiple wings. >> oh, my goodness, aaron. >> just one wig? ought to be able to switch it up. that is "news4 today." thanks for starting the day with us. >> the "today" show is up next. we'll be back here monday morning at 4:28. hope you will join us then.