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a hit-and-run accident in the middle of the night kills a man crossing a busy street in fairfax, but a witness takes action, and helps police track down the car that hit the victim. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. that deadly hit-and-run happened early this morning on fairfax boulevard. derrick ward has more on the search for the driver, and the clues left behind that might help police solve this case. >> reporter: it was about 1:10 a.m. police say 62-year-old james davis was crossing route 50 in virginia here in the 6800 block. made it to the median, no
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farther. >> where the victim was struck, the circular rings. from this impact here, thrown approximately 245 feet down the road. >> reporter: the driver of the jeep liberty did not stop but the vehicle has been found. another motorist saw the accident and followed it to arlington county. it's evident, leaving clues that can lead investigators to the vehicle and the registered owner. >> right boot found over here, and the different things out here, things they collected from the car. windshield wipers. glass. >> reporter: all mingled in the road with the few belongings the victim carried in a bag. >> folks who work along this stretch says the victim was a mainstay in the community. >> 6:30, 6:00, come up and say hi. >> reporter: he was well known and even through life's struggles, sobriety and relapse ashes constant. >> even down on his luck, always trying to help other people. >> reporter: his fate was one
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all too kmong among the family. plaques on the wall over the door to the chapel bear the names of those who died, too many hit by cars. >> i've been here 13 years but a number of our guests who have -- who have died that way, who have been hit by cars around this area. >> reporter: fou they pass beneath this sad roll of the dead and brpray for the dead whe name will soon be here on this wall. >> praying for the driver, too. things like this, everyone's a victim. derrick ward, news 4. another deadly hit-and-run last night. this one along i-95 in northern virginia. police say a woman hit a man standing next to his suv on the shoulder of i-59 north near mile marker 162. happened around midnight. the accident completely shut down 95 north for hours. all the lanes didn't reopen until around 9:00 this morning. police tracked down the driver. 19-year-old carol rood-johnson. she's now charged with driving under the influence.
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and police in it district are investigating an assault near eastern market, it happened around 8:30 this morning. officers were called to 7th and north carolina streets, when they got there, found a 29-year-old man unconscious on the ground. he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. police have no suspects or a motive right now. act vichts gathered at the capitol to fight what they're calling a war on women's rights. part of a group called we are women. members demanded that women receive equal pay on the job. they also protested anti-abortion measures introduced in state houses across the country. >> i've had an abortion. it was a very good decision and a very good experience for me, but ultimately i have a daughter and i know that she needs advice as she grows up. she needs the right to make choices about her body. she deserves fair pay, she deserves an equal rights amendment soap we don't have to fight about this over and ober again. >> anti-abortion activists held a counterprotest nearby.
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and vice presidential candidate paul ryan is spending a busy weekend out on the campaign trail. ryan introduced his mom betty at a florida retirement community today, brought her along to put a personal spin on the heated debate over medicare. ryan told seniors at the convenient the romney/ryan ticket will not change any medicare benefits that seniors are entitled to. speaking one-on-one in virginia yesterday, he insistses he fully supports his running mate's proposal over a different plan he pushed in congress. >> we voted to repeal obamacare. i'm on the romney/ryan ticket, and the romney plan is to repeal everything in obamacare including the cuts to medicare. >> hear more of julie's conversation coming up on news 4 at 11:00 after the redskins preseason game. meanwhile, president obama was on the campaign trail today in new hampshire. he fired back at ryan's attacks on medicare claiming his health care overhaul helped save
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seniors millions of dollars on prescription drugs. the president al toured a local small business. also picked fruit for his daughters before heading to a second campaign rally. chuck brown's memory and music live on. ♪ ♪ ♪ it don't mean a thing do-wa, do-wa ♪ >> sounds good. tonight fans remember the late godfather of go-go in a concert at the washington convention center. brown died in may at the age of 75. tonight's cons effort features big names including the original soul searchers, eu and backyard band. clouds and some rain early this morning, but what started out kind of dreary turned into a beautiful, warm and sunny day. meteorologist chuck bell is in storm center 4 with more on what we can expect for the rest of the weekend. looking good? >> let's focus on what we know will be right and positive, and wonderful about the weekend
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forecast from here going forward, and that is your saturday evening. it is going to be beautiful outside for the rest this evening. current temperature, courtesy of all the bonus sunshine that we had this afternoon, in the upper 70s to low and mid-80s. still 84 at national airport. 80 in waldorf, 81 in stafford, virginia, 82 in asburn, virginia. gaithersburg and damascus, um ur 70s. nothing to worry about on radar. making your plans to get out and enjoy your saturday evening, the baseball game. a sellout. nats and mets, perfect weather for baseball. if you can get at ticket, you should go to this game. >> i'll try to get a ticket. wait. i have to work. the one love festival kicking off in alexandria one year after the festival's founder was murdered. carrying on the legacy today. from the bills to the bears. rg3 and the redskins ready for
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rg3 and the redskins ready for preseason game two in chicago.
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everything you love about geico, now mobile. download the geico app today. but what choices will women be left with? just like mitt romney, paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. in congress, ryan voted to ban all federal funding for planned parenthood and allow employers to deny women access to cancer screenings and birth control. and both romney and ryan backed proposals to outlaw abortion even in cases of rape and incest. for women... for president... the choice is ours. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. for ten years the one love festival helped alexandria kids get the school supplies they need. now it bear, the name of the founder found murdered this years. live in alexandria with more on
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how his legacy is impacting the community, darcy? >> reporter: this was supposed to wrap up at 6:00. it's still going strong. hundreds still remain here. lenny harris wasn't just the founder of the festival. he was the man who kept things going year after year after year, and after he was killed his widow stepped up to make sure his good works continue. ♪ >> reporter: in alexandria the one love festival happened this year without its founder, activist lenny harris murdered one year ago. his wife deborah stepped up and continued the event not to fill his shoes but keep his memory alive calling it the lenny harris legacy festival. >> really emotional, but i'm really happy. it's a beautiful day. i'm sure lenny would be happy. people are really participating. they're really showing a lot of love. and that's what this is all about. >> reporter: lenny harris held
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the festival for several years to help children and families. he went missing last september. then in january, his body was found dumped down a well in fort washington. for those attending the event today, it's a way to show what he did was worth continuing. tony was one of the many men harris mentored. >> i was a rough kid growing up. so he, like, helped me, keep me out of the streets, you know what i'm saying? take me to little meetings, you know, to make things peaceful. >> reporter: it's a time for celebration. kids to have fun and get a free backpack with supplies before school bells ring. and for neighbors to remember a man who did so much for his community. >> i know he's smiling above and glad, everybody just keeps his movement going, because what's that's he did to help people, and we just carrying on the legacy. i feel real goodell to to be o
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today. >> reporter: they want to give out 500 backpacks filled with supplies for kids as they get ready to go back to school. deborah harris tells me she plans to could not having this festival every year in memory of her husband. reporting live from alexandria, darcy spencer, news 4. >> thanks. going back to class will be easier for thousands of prince george's county students thanks to today's big back to school fair. news 4's tracee wilkins emceed the ceremonies at the showplace arena. >> we're so happy to be here today. nbc 4 is very happy to be here in prince george's county helping to kick off what's going to be a fantastic school year. i know everyone is looking forward to straight as this year. >> straight as. no pressure. including classes to help kids get ready for college and careers. the free event featured health screenings and parents' workshops. moms and dads especially excited
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about the free school supplies including a backpack giveaway there. the first day of school coming up monday, about 125,000 students are enrolled throughout prince george's county. good luck going back to school. well, scary moments for one man trying to change a flat tire in his driveway. how his neighbor's super strength saved him. and some beautiful weather today. to[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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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 is going to a massive new government program that's not for you. the romney-ryan plan protects medicare benefits for today's seniors
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and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. and strengthens the plan for the next generation. but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times, then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them. worse, allen went to work for them.
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talk about super strength pap massachusetts man saved his friend by lifting an suv that was right on top of him. happened thursday. the friend was changing his flat tire, had the suv jacked up but it somehow came crashing down on him. that's when carlos castro sprang into action using his bare hands picked up the suv just long enough for his friend to get out. the man is expected to be just fine. in arizona, storms led to flash flooding that left drivers stranded there. in fact, eight people had to be rescued yesterday. some cars tried to get through the standing water without luck. strong winds also knocked out power to nearly 1,500 people. >> not dealing with anything like that around here, fortunately. chuck? >> right.
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we did have rain late last night into early this morning. live outside, a beautiful saturday afternoon in progress. bright sunshine. gleaming off the top of the u.s. capitol building this afternoon, and even the view from down over ronald reagan national airport. temperatures generally speaking in the 70s to near 80 degrees. here's reagan national. a few clouds out there on your late saturday afternoon. still 84 degrees at national airport. nice breeze oust north, nine miles per hour and due points down into the comfy 50s made a real nice difference between yesterday and today. upper 70s and low 80s for now. that won't be the case for much longer. the nice, dry air in place cools off relatively quickly. no rain, no worries for your saturday evening. skies will be clearing out late tonight. temperatures back into the 60s and 70s by 11:00 this evening. there's the radar. nothing to worry about around our area. rain drops around northeastern, north carolina. a nice mild evening turning into a relatively cool morning with
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plenty of sunshine to start out on your sunday. a little weather front just down to our south is going to bring clouds in here and an opportunity for a little rain as early as late tomorrow. probably not until after the sun goes down. we need the rainfall. that's good news. that rainfall chance lingers into monday as well. that's also some welcome news. yop think you need to worry about rain drops on sunday. most, if anything, as far as rain comes way late in the day. probably not until after the sun goes down. headed down to the beaches. still kind of showery weather tomorrow at the coastline. monday doesn't look all that pretty, but improving weather starts to arrive tuesday. here toned, schooler, a nice start tomorrow. low 70s bay side. upper 60s in town and upper 50, in the shenandoah valley and mountains. tomorrow, good looking day. sunshine in the morning. clouds in the afternoon and a few drops possible, probably not until after the sun goes down. one the sun's down, we don't care about the rain after that. 84 tomorrow. 80 monday. our best chance at getting rain.
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the rain chance lingers into early tuesday, and then we turn warm and dry to finish out the rest of the week. temperatures in the mid to upper 80s. lows in the 60s. classic late august weather. you can also stay ahead of the weather on twitter, chuckbell4. >> i did not see a single 90. >> me either. perfect. coming up in sports, all smiles for robert griffin iii last week.
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dan hellie joining us live from soldier field. does he even know what day or time it is? still smarting from london, jet lag and now in chicago. how you holding up, dan? >> reporter: great, jim. i do know it's preseason game number two and people are very excited, because the starters are going to play up to a half in this game. 30-35 plays is what mike shanahan is expecting from his starters. trent williams, a bit banged up expected to start at left tackle, of course protecting the blind side of rookie sensation robert griffin iii. all eyes on rg3 to see if he can duplicate what they in the first
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game against the buffalo bills. didn't play much in the pro debut. brief, but thanks to help from pierre garzon, the numbers good. the only way griffin will get better in games is to play. he's going to get a long look tonight at a bears team that expects to be one of the top squads in the nfc this season. for redskins coaches and play tonight all about getting ready for that regular season opener against new orleans. they want to take a step forward in the second game, not a step back. >> we going out there to try and get better, work on a lot of things but end of the day, there's a win, meaning business. we want to win. win at all costs no matter what it is, preseason, regular season. we know what that means. end of the day, we haven't won a lot of games over the last couple of years and we want to start getting into those habits. what better way to do it than the preseason. >> our intention always to win. at the same time we want to get
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better, show progress with that win. preseason or not, our goal go out and be efficient on all phases of the game and try to come out with a w. >> trying to evaluate players, find who the top 53 guys are in a number of positions. we know who our starters are. a lot of competition in other positions that could swing either way. a number of positions between second and third and guys making the team in general, trying to find the top 53 in your practice squad with the additional eight. >> our pregame coverage starts tonight at 7:00. doc walker joins me to talk redskins for an entire hour right up until dickoff shokicko and postgame reaction from here in chicago. you can, of course, watch the redskins and bears right here on nbc 4. in baltimore, the lions' offense putting on a show against a very good ravens defense last night. fantasy owners take note --
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matthew stafford and the wide receiver known at megatron kalvin johnson, absolute monsters this year. go to baltimore. coach harbaugh, a rough go of it in this one. second quarter, ravens up 6-0. the aforementioned matthew stafford decided to air it out. why not? calvin johnson. making the grab for the touchdown. megatron five catches, 111 yards. stafford, not done yet. in the second, hits titus young, break as tackle finds the end zone. stafford's night 12 for 17. 184 yards and 2 touchdowns as the lions win 27-12. a chance to sit in the hotel and talk to sonny jurgensen. not redskins but nationals. yes, one of the greatest quarterbacks in redskins history on the nats bandwagon. in action again tonight. bryce harper not starting the
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game. third game in nine days bryce has been given the day off hitting pretty well, at least last night. but not at-of-as well as michael morse. a fun game to watch if you're a nationals fan. good to see ian desmond back. 0 for 4 at plate, bat wasn't needed. bottom four. 2-0 mets. going bismo. first grand slam for the nationals. puts the nationals up 4-2. morse coming out for a curtain call. bottom five now. bryce harper at the plate. man on first and he's been struggling, but not anymore. gets ahold of this one a two-run shot and nationals are up 6-2. bottom nine now. tyler in a bit of trouble. two on, two out. gets ruben at a flyout to left. picks up his 26th save of the year, and the nationals win it 6-4. they've now won 11 out of their
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last 13 games, and, jim, i've been thinking about this for a while. if it happens, covering playoff baseball in redskins season -- hasn't happened in 60, 70 years. can you even fathom that? >> i can't fathom it, because you're going to need a clone. >> very true, my friend. very true. we will see you again pregame show coming up in a few minutes. >> rg3, we'll be watching. thanks, dan. we'll watch you coming up in half an hour. can't wait. that's the news for now. "nightly news" is coming up next. we'll be back after the game for news 4 at 11:00. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message. [ male announcer ] you work hard. stretch every penny. but chances are you pay a higher tax rate than him... mitt romney made twenty million dollars in two thousand ten but paid only fourteen percent in taxes... probably less than you now he has a plan that would give millionaires another tax break... and raises taxes on middle class families by up to two thousand dollars a year.
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mitt romney's middle class tax increase. he pays less. you pay more.
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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 is going to a massive new government program that's not for you. the romney-ryan plan protects medicare benefits for today's seniors and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. and strengthens the plan for the next generation. but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times, then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them. worse, allen went to work for them.


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