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us. >> ready to lead. that's the message from vice presidential candidate paul ryan. what you can expect for tonight's big finish at the republican national convention. plus, sentencing day. today, a judge decides how long former uva lacrosse player george huguely will spend in prison. but we begin with tropical storm isaac. this is a live look in new orleans, where the rain is finally letting up. on storm4 radar, you can see isaac beginning to move inland, still dumping heavy rain across louisiana and mississippi, where people are bracing for another long day. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. aaron gilchrist is on assignment at the republican national convention. right now, there are still people waiting to be rescued from their homes, trapped by floodwaters. here is the latest on isaac now. the storm continues battering parts of the gulf coast. it's moving just 5 miles per hour, which means it could be another day of deluge for thousands of residents. president obama has declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi.
that frees up federal aid for those affected areas. as many as 700,000 people still do not have power. isaac is also being blamed for at least one death in the region. >> plaquemines parish in louisiana is one of the areas hardest hit by isaac. water overtopped a levee there, flooding hundreds of homes. the parish usually weathers storms pretty well, so many residents were caught off guard. >> we lost power around 10:00, listened to the radio some, drove around just to look at where the water levels are and didn't see water levels elevate. and then laid down for a little bit, had a phone call from parish saying get out, breeching the levee, flee. >> the storm is expected to weaken into a tropical depression today. for more, here's storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> right now it's thankfully still a tropical storm, but the
terrible winds yesterday of 80 miles an hour are now down to 45 or 50 but they're still getting plagued with heavy rain now north and east of new orleans. new orleans now, the rain has ended but still some bands of heavy rains east of there, into mississip mississippi. in fact, mississippi getting the heaviest rains. they could pick up five, ten inches of rain today. here is the center of circulation about 100 miles northwest of new orleans, and it is beginning to pick up speed as it heads northwest but becoming probably a tropical depression by tomorrow as it moves over arkans arkansas. and then saturday and sunday moving into missouri, illinois, indiana, picking up speed. and some of the tropical remnants of isaac may be coming our way by the end of our holiday weekend, unfortunately, for labor day. right now, though, we're off to a clear start. we had just a few clouds south and east of washington. those are beginning to drift away, and temperatures under a mostly clear sky, fresh and cool, low humidity. it's only around 60 degrees in montgomery county, much of fairfax county, arlington county
only the low 60s as well as prince george's county, near 70 in washington, 50s shenandoah valley and into the mountains. hour by hour today. well, by 7578, we'll be in the mid-60s, near 70 in the metro area, cool and calm with a mostly clear sky and mostly sunny the rest of the day with low humidity. noontime, lunchtime, it will be in the low to mid-80s. upper 80s, near 90 by 3:00. by 6:00 p.m., back down into the mid-80s. i'll be back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast, your "first 4 traffic" now with danella. good morning. right now, tom, i'm following breaking news on the dulles greenway. a crash right now, dulles greenway at shreeve mill road. you can see chopper 4 over the scene right now. a tractor-trailer has jack-knifed. all lanes are blocked in both directions and it's a medevac operation. medevac has landed on the scene and hoping to help out this accident, but you can see quite an active accident scene as chopper zooms in. so, if you're planning on taking the dulles greenway, please avoid this road right now while crews are working. the best bet for you is to take
maybe 7 instead, and you can connect to, you know, drive down the dulles -- drive parallel to the dulles greenway and connect to the beltway then, if that's your commute this morning. but for now, all your lanes are blocked. now, let's head to gaithersburg, where quince orchard road, you will be forced off because another tractor-trailer has jack-knifed in this area. you'll have to make a right. richard, back to you. >> danella, thanks. it's 6:04. today, the former university of virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend learns his sentence. george huguely's lawyers will ask the judge to reduce the jury's recommended sentence of 26 years, offering an appeal from his mother for leniency for her son. the chevy chase native was found guilty in february of killing yeardley love. huguely's sentencing is set for 1:00. we will be live in charlottesville. look for the latest on "news4 at 4:00" and on our website, nbcwashington.com. 6:04 now. tonight the republican national convention will culminate with the biggest speech of mitt romney's political career. the former massachusetts governor will accept the party's
nomination and attempt to introduce himself to millions of americans watching. the crowd will be primed by former florida governor jeb bush and rising star of the republican party, florida senator mark you rubio. and romney has a tough act to follow. his running mate, paul ryan, delivered a rousing speech last night. the wisconsin congressman promised medicare reform and lashed out at president obama. >> what is missing is leadership in the white house! and the story that barack obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. the man assumed office almost four years ago. isn't it about time he assumed responsibility? >> ryan also reiterated his ticket's goal to create 12 million jobs during their term. five minutes after 6:00. romney's running mate wasn't the only one taking aim at white house last night. several speakers criticized
president obama on his handling of foreign policy, including 2008 presidential candidate senator john mccain. but the harshest criticism came from former secretary of state condoleezza rice. >> where does america stand? you see, when friends or foes alike don't know the answer to that question unambiguously and clearly, the world is likely to be a more dangerous and chaotic place. >> the daughter of virginia governor bob mcdonll also took center stage to introduce senator john mccain. during her two-minute speech, mcdonnell, an iraq war vet, criticized president obama's policies on military spending. 6:06 is your time now, 68 degrees. price spike. the instant hit drivers are taking because of isaac. plus, when some of the rain from isaac will begin clouding our skies. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller.
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lift-off the atlas 5 rocket and twin spacecraft on mission to unlock the mysteries of earth's van allen belt. >> a successful launch for nasa. nasa sent two satellites into space earlier this morning from kennedy space center. they'll study the van allen radiation belt, a part of near-earth space, with high radiation that can damage satellites. weather and minor technical problems have delayed the launch for close to two weeks and it got off. it's almost back to school for kids in alexandria. i emceed a family night at t.c. williams high school. there were tons of activities there and it was a great way for parents to learn what resources are available for them to help kids have a successful school year. there was also a school supply giveaway. the first day of class for alexandria is on tuesday. also the health and fitness expo, 20th year. hopefully, a lot of them will be able to come out and take part with us. >> nice of you to spend time last night with the students of
alexandria. >> it was great to meet them, too. >> packed house. >> it was incredible. let's see how the rest of their summer break will hold up. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s, meteorologist tom kierein. >> off to a fresh and cool start for all the others going to school this mortgage and off to work. well, you don't have any travel problems weatherwise, but it's just in the low to mid-60s most of the region. near 70 near washington. hometown forecast for alexandria, by 8:00, 8:00, sunny and upper 60s. by noontime, up near 80 degrees. for the region hour by hour today, we'll be reaching upper 80s by mid-afternoon, low humidity, lots of sun. the latest on isaac and your seven-day outlook coming up at 6:21. danella has a look at traffic now. we've got trouble. good morning. >> good morning. well, still tracking the accident on the dulles greenway. if you're traveling on the dulles greenway at shreeve mill road, all the lanes are blocked, so the exits is where you'll see
blocking. chopper 4 is over the scene right now. a tanker has overturned and this accident involves a fuel spill and medevac operation. this road because of the fuel spill may be shut down for some time. and again, it's both directions on the dulles toll road, and i can tell you, significant delays in the area in both directions. so, again, if you're trying to get on the dulles toll road, those ramps at shreve mill, that's where you'll see the road blocked. medical emergency at gallery place causing delays. also, single-tracking because of a track problem at glenmont. delays both directions on the red. richard and eun, over to you. >> danella, thanks. it's 63 degrees at 6:12. ahead, a stunning image of isaac from space. plus, the 100-year-old driver who ran over multiple people and several children. people and several children.
welcome back at 6:15. a courtroom shake-up in george zimmerman's case. a new judge will hear the case against the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with the shooting death of trayvon martin in florida. an appeals court ruled judge kenneth lester went too far when he wrote that zimmerman is "a manipulator." zimmerman remains free on bond. he pled not guilty in the case. he's claimed self-defense. today could be an important one for prosecutors in the colorado movie shooting case. prosecutors want investigators to look at a notebook that james holmes mailed to a psychiatrist he was seeing at the university of colorado. the journal reportedly contains descriptions of a violent attack. holmes' attorney says her client's notebook is off limits, citing doctor-patient privacy laws. holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 58 others. the teenager accused of shooting a disabled classmate at perry hall high school was
accustomed to firearms in the home. 15-year-old robert gladden jr. was arrested monday after he brought a shotgun to class on monday. according to court documents, police say they found 11 guns inside the house, including shotguns, rifles, a .9-millimeter handgun and two pistols. police also found a spent rifle casing in gladden's bedroom and collected ammunition from the master bedroom. he is charged with attempted murder and is at a psychiatric hospital for evaluation. a high-ranking los angeles police officer has been removed from a police brutality investigation. l.a.'s police chief says the officer should have taken quicker action against two officers who assaulted a handcuffed woman. surveillance video shows the woman in handcuffs after a traffic stop. one of the officers even tackles the woman face first into the concrete. the two officers involved were removed from patrol duty. almost a dozen kids are in the hospital this morning after a threatening accident outside an elementary school in los angeles. firefighters say the driver who
turns 101 wednesday, drove into a group of students yesterday afternoon. nine children and two adults were hurt. police say some of the kids were trapped under the car and had to be pulled out. the victims are in serious condition this morning. the driver says his car's brakes went out. it is a case of bullyg at a school that is hard to believe. a child is dragged around the classroom while the teacher is watching, and at times, even takes part. this grainy cell phone video was taken at a middle school in washington state back in february. it also shows several students stacking chairs on top of the 13-year-old boy, a classmate putting a sock in his mouth and others sitting on him while he is held by his arms and legs. in one clip, the teacher, john rosi, wearing the yellow shirt here, threatened to sit on the boy. the school district gave rosi a ten-day suspension without pay. the boy's parents want the teacher fired. >> i think the teacher's maybe more one of the boys than an educator. >> it's an isolated situation in
an 18-year career that's horrific and it deserves some pretty significant reaction fast, and that's what we did. >> the boy is now in counseling and attends a private school. in a letter to the district, mr. rosi apologized and admitted his actions were inappropriate, but he described it as horseplay and thought everyone involved was having fun. tropical storm isaac is slowly moving its way across the gulf coast. here's a live look at new orleans now, where it appears the worst may be over. much calmer there. heavy rains have finally subsided. east of there, however, it is still pouring. isaac is creeping along at just 5 miles per hour, so it could be hours before things improve for many gulf coast residents. this morning, tropical storm isaac is still parked over the gulf coast. the storm may have also triggered a number of tornadoes. this is video from gulfport, mississippi. residents there say a twister tore the roofs off their homes yesterday. the national weather service is looking into reports that at least two tornadoes went through
that region. meteorologists say more tornadoes are possible today. now, this will give you a sense of just how massive isaac is. the international space station captured this video of the storm, which is about the size of texas. look at that. we are all feeling the effects of isaac, too, when we fuel up this week. the storm sparked the biggest one-day jump in gas prices in a year and a half. the national average for a gallon of regular gas jumped almost 5 cents yesterday. it is now $3.80. isaac shut down several refin y refineries along the gulf coast. economists don't think this storm will have the same dramatic impact of katrina seven years ago. >> looks like isaac is weakening, but it's not moving much. >> no. it's still staying right there in the gulf coast region. our storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with more on isaac and the rest of our forecast. tom, good morning. >> good morning. thankfully, the heaviest rains of isaac have pulled away from new orleans, and the great news is, the levees held and there has been no severe flooding in new orleans. however, just to the south of
there is where they've had some of the levees breached and they have overflowed and caused tremendous flooding in plaquemine parish there, and they continue to have bands of moderate showers moving through there. the heaviest rains now are in western alabama and all across most of mississippi. this is wrapping around and now just beginning to move up into arkansas, and the latest conditions now, the center of circulati circulation, it's about 7,500 miles northwest of new orleans, where the rain has ended and the peak winds are now only around 45 miles an hour. the track, though, takes it into northern louisiana later today and then across arkansas, into missouri, illinois, indiana, and yes, getting close to us here, unfortunately, for our labor day weekend. looks like we could get some tropical showers, but certainly no flooding. as we take a look at temperatures now under a clear sky, it is downright chilly! in fact, out in the shenandoah valley, even in the mountains, most locations are in the 50s. in fairfax, arlington, prince george's, montgomery counties, only near 60 degrees now. reagan national in the warmer waters of the potomac near 70,
but a rapid warm-up. we'll be into the upper 80s by mid-afternoon, lots of sun, low humidity. more of the some tomorrow, getting hotter but up on saturday, near 90 with clouds ahead of that, possibly remnants of isaac coming through and a few possible tropical showers on sunday and labor day and perhaps tuesday as we get back to work and school. i'll be back in ten minutes. a look at traffic trouble now. danella has your "first 4 traffic." good morning. well, still tracking the accident. this is on the dulles greenway at shreve mill road. it's involving a jack-knifed tractor-trailer, and it looks like, possibly, yeah, it looks like they have opened up the roadway it looks like eastbound in this direction. what happened is the tractor-trailer has jack-knifed. an update for you. it was a medevac operation, as you've seen the medevac chopper move out of the roadway, but still, they're dealing with a fuel spill on the roadway. so, just be aware of this. so, right now looks like just the westbound lanes are still blocked. very active accident scene here.
i'm still suggesting that you jump on route 7 instead to avoid this. we have good news in gaithersburg, though. had a crash quince orchard road, a jack-knifed tractor-trailer. that's out of the roadway and travel lanes are open in this area. and on the metro red line, had a situation at medical center -- excuse me, at gallery place. this was a medical situation. the medical situation has been resolved, but you're still seeing some delays on the red line in this area. then also at glenmont, a single track problem between glenmont and wheaton, so expect delays on the red line still in both directions. richard and eun, over to you. >> thanks, danella. 6:22 now, 68 degrees. how a knock on the door may have just saved a local vietnam veteran's life. plus, after the break, why one of the most celebrated one of the most celebrated olympians may be jumping feet
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. welcome back at 6:25. go ahead and have that second serving. a new study shows having a calorie-restricted diet does not help you live a longer life.
doctors at the national institutes of health say that while a lower calorie diet might be healthier, there is no direct correlation between fewer calories and a longer lifespan. usain bolt has cemented his title as the fastest man alive, but could he be eyeing a new event to dominate? the gold medal sprinter might be looking at training for the long jump for the 2016 games in rio. he said his coach wants him to do the 400-meter race, but bolt said that's just too boring for him and he wants to try something different. the world record for the long jump is 29'4". you know the other track and field athletes are saying, no, not usain bolt long jump! give us something! >> he needs a new challenge, though. >> exactly. i'm sure he'll do really well at that, too. >> 6:26. coming up, the buzz building about a mystery speaker that could steal the spotlight at the republican national convention. plus, fears for a local family that just returned home from a dream vacation. why they are being put on alert. also, tough choices for the redskins. the players who gave the coaches a lot to think about.
this morning, tropical storm isaac isn't far from where it was yesterday morning at this time. it continues dumping several inches of rain in parts of louisiana and mississippi. we have a live look now here from new orleans. and residents there are breathing a sigh of relief this morning, as it appears the city has avoided major devastation from tropical storm isaac. and again, the heavy rain has subsided there. the mayor says the levee system designed to protect the city did its job, but a different story elsewhere in louisiana. water overtopped a levee in plaquemines parish and rescuers had to get dozens of residents who were flooded from their
homes and parts of mississippi also flooding this morning. >> the worst is behind them on the gulf coast, but isaac is still an issue, something we have to watch, especially around here because we could be seeing the effects in the next couple days. >> that's right. looking live outside right now, 6:31, time for weather and traffic. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with our forecast. good morning. >> good morning. a beautiful morning under way under a clear sky here in northwest washington. we have cool temperatures. right now it's in the low to mid-60s, and that's the story around much of the region as we get going on this thursday morning. take a look around the area now. temperatures are down to the low 60s in montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, right near the chesapeake bay. tidal potomac, it's near 70, but away from the waters it's only in the 60s and it's dipped down into the upper 50s parts of the shenandoah valley and into west virginia and western maryland. a few locations there low and mid-50s starting off this thursday morning. we had a few clouds passing through the metro area a couple hours ago.
those are now south around the northern neck and north of richmond, drifting off to the south. and we'll have plenty of sunshine today. hour by hour. by 7:00 a.m., the mid-60s, cool and calm, low humidity. throughout the rest of the day, highs reaching upper 80s by mid-foon afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. a look at traffic trouble around the region now with danella. good morning. good morning and thanks, tom. still tracking the accident on the dulles greenway. westbound lanes still blocked right now at shreve mill road due to the tanker accident. it's overturned. chopper 4 is on the scene. you can see the tanker on its side. traveling westbound, all the lanes are blocked at shreve mill road and they're dealing with a fuel spill as well. traveling eastbound, just the left shoulder lane is blocked at this time, and delays as you try to make your way shreve mill road, that's where you're blocked, and along shreve mill road i am seeing significant backup at this time, so avoid the dulles greenway. if you want to make your way westbound, just take 7 instead. and still checking traffic in
our area, usual delays along i-270. you know, slow as you make your way from fredericksburg, you're slow to 109. then right here at shady grove, seeing little bit of volume here. it's not bad as you head to the beltway. and on i-95, slow in this area as well as you make your way past lorton. no major delays, eun. just about 49 miles per hour, 13 minutes from the occoquan to the beltway. over to you. >> danella, thanks very much. 6:33 now. we are following breaking news. a helicopter crash in southern afghanistan killed two nato service members. they say there were no reports of enemy activity near the crash site and no other information about the crash or victims is released. a vietnam veteran from virginia is recover this morning after two people attacked him in his home. gary caldwell says tuesday night two men burst into his home with a gun and a knife, demanded money and beat him. a neighbor knocked on the door, unaware of what was going on inside. the crooks got scared and took off. >> they held me down here, and i
remember, there's blood over here, too. one guy held me and the other ransacked the house. if she hadn't come to knock on the door, i'm sure they would have killed me. >> caldwell says the robbers got away with about $100. he suffered a few bruises and needed stitches on his hand but is expected to be okay. a northern virginia family who visited yosemite this summer is keeping a close eye on their health. the park sent a health alert to 1,700 visitors, advising them that a rare rodent virus killed two people. tamara danforth and her family stayed in a tent cabin in early june in yosemite. she lives in chantilly, virginia. the park sent e-mails explaining the symptoms of the hantavirus, including fever, headaches, muscle aches, stomach problems, dizziness and chills. although she did not get an e-mail, danforth says she is concerned. she remembered having flu-like symptoms days after returning from her vacation. >> i had a little bit of nausea. i was just real weak, very, very tired. >> danforth says she plans to
see her doctor just to make sure she and her family are okay. the time is 6:35. today the owners of maryland's first casino will come out against the expanded gambling in the state. penn national gaming owns hollywood casino, perryville and rosecroft raceway. officials say they're against the new proposed casino at national harbor. earlier this month, maryland lawmakers approved the new casino as well as vegas-style table games. the issue now goes on the november ballot for voters to decide. the redskins coaches have a tough couple of days ahead of them. they've got to finalize their 53-man roster by the weekend. and last night's final preseason game complicated that job. wide receiver anthony armstrong had a big game. he caught two passes for 61 yards. head coach mike shanahan said this is proof the team is improving. >> we are a deeper football team, and you know, that's part of the tough decisions, and you've got to come up with a certain number and you've got to try to find your best 53, plus your practice squad. and if you have a hard time making those decisions, then that means we're getting better.
>> the redskins end the preseason with a 3-1 record. their regular season opener is a week from sunday in new orleans. well, right now, tropical storm isaac is making, slowly making its way inland and dumping heavy rain across louisiana and mississippi. president obama declared a federal disaster in both states. the weather channel's paul goodloe is live in gulfport, mississippi, now this morning. paul, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. again, i'm here in mississippi, about a block off of the beach here in gulfport. and take a look behind me. you see this house that was under construction is pretty much almost a total loss now. this is the result of a combination of perhaps 30 straight hours of tropical storm-force wind gusts as well as possible tornado that came through here. again, at least three reports of tornadoes associated with isaac just here in mississippi alone, and again, a combination of perhaps straight-line winds. winds gusting up to 70 miles per hour here in gulfport, doing damage like this. you talk about the rain.
here in gulfport, we're pushing ten inches of rain right now. just east of me in biloxi, over a foot of rain. and again, the rain has been a long-duration event, flooding is widespread here across much of southern mississippi as well as louisiana, just because of the rain that has fallen, not the storm surge. by the way, the gulf out here is still rolling about five feet above average for this time of the morning. so, we are still dealing with the higher waters because of the now the tropical storm and the circulation associated with it. we have our severe weather expert at the weather channel that did a calculation of the rain that has already fallen with isaac and how much will fall into monday as it pushes the ohio valley. and he calculates that the rain with this thing could actually saturate the entire district of columbia to a depth of over 1,600 feet. so, basically, the height of the old sears tower with the spires. that's how much water could fill up the entire district of columbia. that's how much rain we'll be seeing from the circulation
that's now called isaac. eun, back to you. >> thanks for painting that picture. paul goodloe live in gulfport, mississippi. thank you. >> it is 63 degrees at 6:37. why the number of cameras to catch drivers may be going up. >> plus, a creative woman with a medical condition created something many riders would like to have. also, the lacrosse player convicted of murder learns his fate. what the jury says about the calls for leniency. and much more from the gulf coast. the federal disaster already declared. where isaac is heading now.
somehow managed to find its way into ctv ottawa. it flew into the studio during a live broadcast. eventually, a couple people in the newsroom let it out a side door, but ctv ottawa says either the same one or a different bat made an encore appearance last night. might be time to move to a new studio. >> that's right. >> get the heck out of there! time for weather and traffic on the 1s. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein has the forecast. >> good morning. there is the sunrise behind you, gorgeous morning under way. time for weather and traffic on the 1s early this thursday morning. we have a gorgeous sunrise over right now the potomac under way and sunrise was at 6:36. it's now at 6:42. 71 at reagan national under a clear sky. dew point a comfortably dry 62 with a calm wind. all of this thanks to dry high pressure over our region's going to be with us today with lots of sunshine. cool start. we're in the 60s most of the region. dark green areas 50s, and that's much of western maryland, shenandoah valley into the mountains. hometown forecast for kensington
in montgomery county by 8:30, upper 60s with sunshine. for the lunch hour, it will be around 80 with sunshine. and during the afternoon, we'll be peaking in the upper 80s hour by hour. today we'll be back down to the low 80s by late afternoon, low humidity, lots of sun. latest on isaac and the seven-day outlook in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic now. good morning. good morning, tom. still watching out for the dulles greenway accident. westbound lanes still blocked at shreve mill road. chopper 4 is live over the scene right now with the overturned tanker in this area and possible fuel spill on the roadway. this is going to take some time to clean up, so remember, westbound lanes are blocked. let's head over to silver spring as you make your way past colesville road at wayne avenue. accident here was blocking all of the northbound lane. luckily, it's been moved to the right shoulder lane. and taking the beltway, this time the inner loop seeing big delays because right near pennsylvania avenue there's a crash there blocking at least one of your lanes. i know it's difficult to see, but this is the camera right near richie marlboro road and
you can see the cars sitting there right now. be aware of that. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. richard, over to you. time is 6:43. today the former university of virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will learn his fate. george huguely's lawyers will ask the judge to reduce the jury's recommended sentence of 26 years, offering an appeal from his mother for leniency for her son. the chevy chase native was found guilty in february of killing yeardley love. shortly after the verdict, we spoke to a juror who says he hopes the judge upholds the sentence. >> i think the jury was very just and deliberate with the sentencing that we came up with. so, i hope something close to that ultimately becomes his sentence. >> huguely's sentencing is set for 1:00. we will be live in charlottesville. look for the latest on "news4 at 4:00" and on our website, nbcwashington.com. new details this morning in a high-profile murder. police say there may be a break in the case. june lim was killed inside her
deli on h street back in june. now investigators have filed a search warrant for clues in the case. sources tell news4 dna evidence from the scene matched that of a man in their system. robbery appears to have been the motive. today the man accused of threatening to shoot his former co-workers will appear in court. neil prescott completed a mental evaluation and left a mental hospital last week. he allegedly threatened a former co-worker at pitney bowes in capitol heights last month. prescott was in the process of being fired. police say they found a stockpile of guns and ammo at his crofton apartment. the weapons are now being held by the atf. tonight the republican ticket will officially be set. mitt romney will accept his party's nomination for president and there is likely to be a lot of energy at the convention tonight, thanks to his running mate, paul ryan, who spoke last night. our own aaron gilchrist joins us now by phone from tampa this morning with more on his speech and what we can expect today. hi, aaron! >> hey, eun, good morning. good to hear from you. yeah, this is the main event
tonight, if you will. we're going to hear from mitt romney in the 10:00 hour tonight. and this is really going to be his moment before a national audience, millions of people, to really make his case for why he should be the next president of the united states. we don't expect that we're going to hear a lot from mitt romney like we've heard all week long, where people have been going to the podium and have been literally taking it to president obama. the idea is that they're going to run through all of his policies the republican party feel were failures and rip them apart, and that's what we've heard all week. well, mitt romney is going to be able to say, you know what, this is who i am, this is mitt romney the man, this is mitt romney's religion. we're going to hear from a lot of mormons during the convention tonight before mitt romney's speech. this is mitt romney's family and these are the policies i'm going to put in place to make sure that america gets the economy back to where we need it to be. that's what everybody wants to hear from mitt romney tonight. that's what he's going to be able to talk about without having to spend a ton of time really trying to rip apart president obama. last night, paul ryan took to
the podium, and that was a large part of what his job was. he absolutely electrified the crowd that was in the convention hall last night, talking about all the policies that president obama has put in place and the things that he and mitt romney see as failures on the president's part. he was able to talk about himself and his family a little bit as well, and he sort of laid the foundation for mitt romney to come in tonight and talk about how he plans to fix things. if we take you through some of the sound from last night, you'll hear ryan talk about obama care, as they have called the president's health care plan, and its failures. take a listen. >> the greatest threat to medicare is obama care, and we are going to stop it. a romney/ryan administration will protect and strengthen medicare for my mom's generation, for my generation and for my kids and yours. mitt romney and i know the difference between protecting a program and raiding it. ladies and gentlemen, our nation
needs this debate, we want this debate, we will win this debate. >> what we got from paul ryan last night was very much a, okay, we're going to bring it to you kind of a speech, in terms of what he had to say to, almost directly to president obama in the conversation last night. and again, he absolutely electrified the crowd. former secretary of state condoleezza rice spoke before him, doing the same thing, eliciting at least half a dozen standing ovations. there was a moment, though, during the paul ryan speech where some protesters were able to jump in and interrupt him. i think we've got some video. take a listen here. >> obama care comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free country! >> it was a bit muffled there, but what you got was two women from an organization called code pink, and they started screaming "fund health care, not warfare,"
and they are advocates for women's reproductive rights. now, when you heard them start screaming, paul ryan started speaking a little louder, then the crowd started chanting "usa, usa," trying to cover up those women's voices. then somebody actually jumped up with a huge maryland state flag and blocked the banner that those women were holding up. so, that small moment of interruption, but for the most part, paul ryan was able to get his message out pretty clearly to the people who were in the hall. and tonight, mitt romney's going to do the same and he's going to do it for everybody at home who's watching as well. eun? >> big night tonight. aaron gilchrist live on the phone from tampa. aaron, thanks so much. hope to see you soon. tonight is the final night of the republican national convention and the convention hall has been buzzing about a possible mystery speaker. the mystery speaker has a prime time spot and there are rumors it is clint eastwood, who endorsed romney earlier this year. the time is 6:49. a secret service agent is in hot
water after leaving her gun on hit mitt's campaign plane. a field producer found the gun in the bathroom. the secret service officials say the agent left the gun behind by accident and romney was never in any danger. they say they'll take care of this issue internally and in an appropriate manner. this morning, tropical storm isaac is pretty much where it was yesterday at this time. it is still bearing down on louisiana and mississippi, dumping several inches of rain on the region. in new orleans, however, they're breadth breathing a huge sigh of relief. the rain has pretty much subsidend the levee system seems to have done its job. that doesn't mean isaac hasn't been destructive or dangerous by 3,000 people were evacuated from the shores of lake pontchartrain, where floodwaters continue to rise. president obama has declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi, and that frees up federal aid for the affected areas. as many as 700,000 people have no power. isaac is also blamed for at least one death in the region. >> our own chief meteorologist doug kammerer is in new orleans. check out some of the damage he and his crew spotted as they drove through the city.
as you can see here, new orleans looked much like a ghost town shortly after isaac blew through town. isaac is proving to be even more devastating than hurricane katrina in parts of louisiana. water overtopped a levee in plaquemines parish, an area that usually weathers storms well, but isaac caught many of its residents off guard and they had to be rescued. >> i didn't expect for it to be like this, you know? >> but this one was the worst one we ever had, worst. and let me tell you, it ain't nice. >> i just didn't think it would be that bad down here. i mean, all everybody was saying, the worst would be with the tropical storm, that it wasn't going to be bad, so we all rode it out, and i wish i wouldn't have. >> forecasters expect isaac to weaken into a tropical depression later today. this morning you'll notice something on your commute, some $4 gas prices at local stations. maybe blame isaac. cnbc's kayla tausche is live with that. kayla, good morning. >> hi, good morning, guys. tropical storm isaac causing more pain for drivers at the gas
pump. national average of a gallon of gas rose nearly 50 cents wednesday to $3.80. that's the biggest one-day jump in a year and a half. the storm has shut off nearly a million barrels per day of capacity from gulf coast refiners, but the biggest spike in prices came in midwestern states like illinois and indiana. that's because shell had to close a pipeline that delivers crude oil from louisiana to refineries up north. gas is averaging 4 bucks in d.c., $3.78 in maryland and $3.67 in virginia. back to you. >> all right, kayla tausche. kayla, thank you. >> isaac seems to be keeping itself together, somehow, even though it has already made landfall. it's still a pretty significant storm. >> but it has weakened dramatically overnight. in fact, the winds are about half of what they were yesterday morning at this time. they're down to around 40 miles an hour for the peak gusts. yes, yesterday morning we had 80-mile-an-hour gusts, and now the heaviest rains are in mississippi. and you can see, thankfully, much of the rain has pulled north of new orleans and they have had some tremendous amounts
of rain. in fact, in new orleans, they had over ten inches of rain at the airport there. and in southeastern louisiana, gretna, louisiana, almost 19 inches of rain. meanwhile, other parts of louisiana, anywhere from about seven to ten inches of rain. and unfortunately now, a lot of that heavy rain is going to be into mississippi. here are the rainfall estimates for today and tomorrow. and up into arkansas as well in high amounts even as far north as missouri, as it is going to be tracking and weakening as it does move through the day today. right now moving to the north and west at about 10 miles per hour. it's going to pick up speed, move into arkansas, mississippi, illinois and ohio and come closer to us by the weekend. look athe gorgeous sunrise over the potomac, 71 at reagan national with low humidity in place. around the region, just low 60s and 50s in the shenandoah valley, out into the mountains. later today for your morning commute, by 8:00 a.m., upper 60s and low 70s, cool and calm and mostly clear. and for your lunch hour, mostly
sunny, low humidity, low to mid-80s. and then highs reaching the upper 80s mid-afternoon. more of the same tomorrow. still not very humid, a little hotter, but the humidity moves in over the weekend. and yes, we could get some tropical showers from the remnants of isaac sunday, labor day and again tuesday. danella, good morning. how's traffic now? >> good morning. well, tom, i'm still tracking breaking news on the dulles greenway. westbound lanes are still blocked. this is at shreve mill road. this is due to an overturned tanker accident. you can see chopper 4 is still on the scene, so westbound lanes are still blocked. they're still dealing with a fuel spill in this area, so please make an alternate route. you may want to take 7 instead. let's talk about four-mile backup on the beltway, inner loop approaching pennsylvania avenue. a crash there blocks at least two of your left lanes. and i'm checking sensors in the area approaching this accident. you're at about 9 miles an hour. let's head over to 395, not bad, eun. just looking at the usual delays in this area, about 33 miles per hour northbound. over to you. >> danella, thank you. 6:54 now. drivers in the district may want to make a complete stop at
all stop signs in the district. d.c. council task force is considering proposals that would add traffic cameras at stop signs across the district. another proposal would add automated cameras at busy intersections to catch drivers who block the box during rush hour. d.c. assistant police chief burke says the cameras calm down traffic and the newer cameras will help as well. >> even addressed locations that have greater proclivity for p d pedestrian crashes and injuries. we will start with cameras in each ward, so hopefully two to three per ward as we roll out, but we hope it's in the budget and these are life-saving measures. >> the proposal would bring an estimated $80 34million a year. a rockville woman has come up with a unique solution for dealing with a smbts debilitating condition. lisa daly has sensory processing disorder and can be overstimulated very easily, especially riding on the metro. she came up with something called a sensory shield. that allows her to separate
herself from other riders so she can relax and ride the metro worry-free. lisa actually built the sensory shield herself. she says if she wants to sell it, maybe make more, she'll make it more user-friendly. >> i think people who don't have sensory issues might want that as well, just to have privacy on the metro. >> to have a little space? >> you know what i mean? >> yes, exactly. are we going to check the forecast again? oh, we're saying good-bye. see you later, guys. >> all right, we'll be back tomorrow morning at 4:28. hope to see you then. have a great day.
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