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death. the to got in a fight over lous music in their dorm. defense attorneys argue simpson was bullied and fighting back when it happened. they say the defendant taking the stand in her own defense helped jurors. >> her emotion was truly genuine. she was remorseful for this incident. it has affected her emotionally in ways that you can only imagine. >> sheriff's deputies escorted the 12 jurors from the courthouse, and they did not comment on the case. the frazier family also did not talk to reporters after the verdict. >> it is time to get a first look at the forecast. another cold start to your day. are you prepared this morning for the cold air? >> all ready for it. as cold as it was this time yesterday? >> eun is rubbing her hands. i think it is. >> at least in here we know it is. >> it is cold, right? >> about the same as yesterday. not quite below freezing, but kind of that penetrating cold. a little bit of humidity in the air. enough humidity coming from a weak area of low pressure.
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it was over the carolinas yesterday. it has slowly drifted a bit farther north and east, and it's producing a few sprinkles right now. a lot of it not quite reaching the ground, but the areas in the green just a little bit of sprinkle activity, maybe reaching the ground prince george's, calcalvert, charles, mary's, and the northern neck and eastern shore. certainly in this area of yellow and orange, it's one little moderate shower. it's going to be tracking to cambridge east over the next half hour. farther west and north, it's cloudy. there might be an isolated sprinkle trying to reach the ground. the chill in the air again this morning. temperatures all around the region are above freezing except parts of the shenandoah valley to frederick west and the mountain region where the cloud cover has thinned out. in the metro area, upper 30s to near 40. here's your hour by hour forecast. maybe a few isolated sprinkles. 7:00 in the upper 30s. by noontime a little sun breaking out, and during the afternoon, going partly cloudy,
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mid-50s by midafternoon. a look at your friday evening. that's coming in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. checking our roadways. pretty quiet in the area. looking for reports of accidents. looks like we may be accident free in our complete area. first let's start here as you're traveling route 123 trying to get to the outer loop of the beltway. that ramp is blocked, just the right lane. just stick to the left, and you can access the outer loop of the beltway. now over this time to the beltway. in montgomery county, if you're traveling along the inner loop here and the inner loop here, and you can see here all the cars sticking just to the right because of the road work. the left lanes are blocked in that area. good news, if you're making the trip along i-95 in maryland. southbound and northbound, a live look at 216, no issues between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway. aaron, back over to you. today former cia director david petraeus will answer questions on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in
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benghazi, libya. he'll testify before the house and senate intelligence committees separately. the house began hearings yesterday on attacks which heard killed four people, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans accuse the obama administration of ignoring warning signs that could have prevented the tragedy. >> the people back at state here in washington continue to deny additional security, and they continue to do away with security that was already there. >> to put this, lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> petraeus' testimony will come one week after he resigned as head of the cia because of an extramarital affair. democrats and republicans say he is still credible when it comes to discussing national security. the cia still plans on
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looking into petraeus' conduct. the agency is opening what it calls an exploratory investigation. nbc news has learned that acting cia director mike morrell ordered the investigation to make sure that petraeus did not use any agency resources improperly. the fbi has already cleared the general of mishandling classified information. the fbi says his mistress paula broadwell had classified information, but it came from researching petraeus' career for his biographer. they spoke to broadwell three weeks ago about the information. they finally told intelligence director james clapper about their investigation four days later. melissa mollet live at the live desk in the middle east. >> a cease fire between israel and the gaza strip has now collapsed as palestinians continue cross-border attacks and israelis launch additional air strikes.
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rockets from gaza hit several sites on southern israel. israel spopded with the attack on the house of the hamas commander. egypt's prime minister is visiting the gaza strip. there might actually be a live picture. more than two dozen people have been killed in the past three days of fierce fighting between militants in those areas. five of those killed, children. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. violence in the middle east sparking large protests in our region. last night two groups made their voices heard outside the white house. one crowd gathered in support of israel. the other pro-palestinian. secret service police and a metal fence were all that separated the two groups. >> we walked from the state department to the white house because of the united states' stance with the state of israel. >> we have heard rumors that there would be an anti-israel protest in front of the state department that would end at the white house, so we figured we would come here and support israel. >> despite their differences,
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both groups seem to agree the violence must stop in order to bring peace. monday marked three weeks since hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast. this morning there is still a lot of cleanup to do, especially in new york and new jersey, where the storm made landfall and caused the most damage. today homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit the field office. it comes just a day after president obama toured the damage on new york's staten island. and dramatic video of what it was like in new york city just as sandy made land fall. the port authority just released this surveillance video of water gushing into the some of the busiest subway stations. the water sent 20 foot waves slamming into manhattan, seriously damaging the city's 8 100-year-old subway. you are just one day away from being able to cruise by traffic. the express lanes open tomorrow.
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they'll run between springfield and the dulles toll road. here's the promise. you'll be able to go at least 45 miles per hour even at rush hour, and that is thanks to varying tolls that change based on congestion and could cost as much as $1 a mile. you'll need an ez pass to ride the lanes, and you can avoid the toll by getting an ez pass flex and car pooling with three or more people. the lane is open to one special driver today. santa will ride the lanes in a tesla roadster convertible on his way to his workshop at tyson's corner. soon you'll be able to find out about delays on metro as you are entering the station. the transit agency is installing flat screen displays at the entrances to stations that will show time, broken escalators, and the status of all five lines. all the screens should be up and showing realtime information by the end of the year. and you can already plan for
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some delays this weekend on four of metro's five lines. starting tonight at 10:00, there will be single tracking on the red line between takoma and forest glen and between stadium armory and addison road on the blue line. tonight and sunday only there will be single tracking on the orange line between east and west falls church. and tomorrow expect single tracking on the blue and yellow lines between pentagon city and reagan national airport. everything should be back to normal by monday morning. we could learn as early as this morning whether hostess will dismantle operations after a labor strike. the company gave employees until 5:00 last night to return to work. or else it would file a motion to liquidate or shut down operations forever. if the company decides to do that, the company could shut down sometime next week, putting 18,000 people out of work. we've been talking about making a run on twinkies. should we do it today. is today the day? >> we'll talk about it. >> we have to come up with a
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plan. it is now 4:38. ahead on "news 4 today," not your daddy's cracker jack. how a box of snacks could give you an energy boost.
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before you grab your morning cup of coffee, check out the
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newest way to get your dose of caffei caffeine. caffeinated cracker jacks. they're called cracker jacked, get it? according to the company, the power bites pack the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. some food activist groups say the snack violate regulations. it's not clear when the cracker jacked products hit the store she shelves. when our producer first told me about it, i thought it was a bad joke, cracker jacked? and lo and behold, it's here. >> if you don't drink coffee, here's where you're going to go. >> you're going to have popcorn and peanuts and candy first thing in the morning? >> yes. >> who many ai kidding? i eat chocolate all day. >> let's get the forecast. >> good morning. might have a few scattered sprinkles through 6:00, 7:00, 8:00. highs reaching mid-50s by midafternoon. going out tonight? here's your friday evening planner, should be clear and
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chilly in the 40s through the evening with a light wind. a look at the weekend into next week. seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still checking on road work in the area. if you're traveling on the dulles access road and trying to make your way past hunter mill road, keep in mind that lane is blocked. let's head to i-66. as you make your way towards the beltway, nice and clear. a live look from the beltway. no issues from the beltway to the rosslyn tunnel. eun and aaron, back over to you. still to come, tragedy on the tracks after a deadly accident involving a group of war veterans.
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a parade in texas comes to a tragic and deadly ending before it even begins. a train slammed into a parade
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float. last night that float was headed to a parade for wounded veterans when a union pacific train hit it the at a >> reporte railroad crossing. it killed four vets and their spouses. >> this may be one of the more tragic events we've had in this town, and it's a sad day. i was with these guys today. shook their hands, saw them personally, met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> union pacific says the train sounded its horn as it approached the crossing, as it usually does, warning lights and gates were also working at the time. >> there may be new safety concerns about one of the military's most advanced fighter jets. an air force f-22 crashed yesterday at florida's air force base while returning from a training mission. the pilot ejected safely. the air force is investigating what caused the crash. it stopped flying the f-22 for part of last year because some
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pilots complained about becoming dizzy at the controls. the air force blamed the problem on a shortage of oxygen delivered to pilots. they said this summer the air force was starting to lift flight restrictions on the f-22s. this morning president obama finally sits down with congressional leaders to try to reach a budget deal. leaders from both parties will come to the white house to start negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president and congress have to reach a deal by the end of the year to avoid steep tax hikes and spending cuts that could plunge us into another recession. some prominent republicans are distancing themselves from comments mitt romney made this week about the election. the gop nominee blames his loss, in part, on what he calls gifts president obama had given to blacks, hispanics, and young people. louisiana governor bobby jindal called the comments dumb. he suggested republicans need to
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modernize their party to win in future elections. republican governor scott walker also refuted the claim. attorneys want to delay mike mcqueary's defamation lawsuit. mcqueary testified he saw sandusky attack a boy in penn state's showers in 2001. sandusky is serving 15 to 30-year sentence for abusing young boys. thelma jarrett is the principal at coolidge high school in d.c. police say jarrett and two other school employees attacked a woman during a high school football game earlier this month. the victim's husband says he has no idea what led to that attack. >> she don't know why she was attacked. she was punched, blind sided.
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and kicked after that. i just want justice, outrage. >> right now jarrett is on administrative leave from her job at coolidge as the investigation continues. police need help finding the man in this photo. they say he recently assaulted a teenage fwigirl in the bathroom a public library. last week police say he watched a 17-year-old girl who was studying at the jefferson library in falls church. when she tried to hide in the ladies room, police say he followed her in and assaulted her. if you see this man, you're asked to call fairfax county police. parents are joining a loud chorus of people pushing to keep 20 schools open in the district. d.c. chancellor kaya henderson proposed closing the schools this week. henderson said the money is the primary reason for the closures. she said there's too few students in too many schools. some parents say closing their schools could hurt the community. >> i understand there are going to be some tough decisions that
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they have to face, but i'd like to look at a way to keep schools that are on the rise, keep them open. >> henderson propose e ed renti out buildings once the students are out. d.c. mayor and the chancellor are expected to make a decision soon. a doctor left a drill bit in a woman's foot after surgery. a spokesperson for medstar montgomery medical center says the doctor and the hospital immediately addressed the situation when they learned about it. in a statement, the hospital says they maintain a rigorous quality assurance review. the patient is from rockville and plans to sue the doctor and the hospital for malpractice. doctors say a 13-year-old boy's quick thinking saved his mother's life. bridget was driving home from cape corral when she began
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having chest pains. she was able to pull the car over and tell hunter to call his father. he said, no, he was calling 911. hunter said he recently learned about heart attacks in his middle school health class and knew his mom was having one. >> mr. montag taught me what the symptoms of a heart attack were. when she said she had pain in letter chest and it was shooting through her arms, that was one of the sign. >> paramedics rushed bridget to the hospital and it expected to make a full recovery. >> kids are learning in school. thank goodness they're remembering what they're learning. >> parents say do what i say, but you want to teach your kid good judgment. clearly this kid could figure it out on his own that he needed something different. >> 4:51 is our time. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here to get us through
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the weekend. the chill continues. there's the washington monument under a cloudy sky. reagan national at 42. storm team 4 radar. a low pressure system. it's going east. actually has tracked farther to the north and east. you're getting close to that system. right now in prince george's county. a few sprinkles in anne arundel, calvert and st. mary's and farther south in the northern neck getting a few sprinkles coming down. it's all above freezing. upper 30s and low and mid-40s. farther north and west, where it's cloudy. mid and upper 30s. near freezing shenandoah valley and into the mountains. for the morning commute, by 6:00, going to be cloudy. maybe a few scattered sprinkles south and west of the metro
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area. upper 30s to around 40 degrees. by noontime, partly sunny. and a northerly wind at 15 miles an hour. make you feel chillier. even though mid and upper 40s, it will feel chilly. storm team 4 forecast, mid-50s in the afternoon. sunny on saturday. cold in the morning. afternoon highs low 50s. sunday looking partly sunny. afternoon highs low 50s. should be good weather for the skins-eagles at fedex field. on monday and into tuesday, wednesday next week. the big getaway days, travel days before thanksgiving, looking good on thanksgiving day. sunny, may be up near 60 thanksgiving afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still checking the roadways in our area. happy friday to you. let's head over and take a closer look at 295. if you're traveling d.c. 295 making your way northbound nice and clear. closer look at 50 in maryland out of annapolis. making your way westbound, inbound towards the beltway. even continuing inbound to new
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york avenue, nice and clear. no issues to report. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. we now know it's not a technical glitch that stopped trains. according to the "washington examiner," human error caused that problem. specifically a communications breakdown in the control center. trains were supposed to keep running another hour when daylight savings time ended on november 4th. instead, passengers were left stranded at stations early in the morning when trains never arrived. the warning period is over. you will now be fined if you're caught on camera speeding in one part of takoma park. police set up two portable speed cameras near carroll avenue. there is one camera in both directions. police are targeted drivers for going 12 miles or more over the speed limit. officers say the goal is to reduce the chances of an accident in that area. you're going to get people who are saying it's a money maker that keeps that argument going. 4:54 is our time right now.
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seeing things through his eyes. at 5:15, the dramatic dash cam videos athe cop watches a car hit him head on.
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after 12 years, construction crews finally broke ground on cathedral commons in northwest d.c. the $100 million retail project sits on wisconsin avenue. that development has been delayed because of zoning fights and lawsuits. it will include a new giant store three times the size of the previous ones is scheduled to open in 2014. the daily mail says many walmart employees are threatening their biggest walkout ever in stores across the country on black friday, including d.c. there's no word on exactly which stores will see walk-outs, but it's only expected to be a small percentage of stores nationwide. can you imagine? >> it would be awful for a lot of people, i would imagine.
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i'm not a big fan of shopping, so no problem here. >> at all. >> stay with us. "news 4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for friday, november 16th, 201. breaking news. an amber alert for a missing 1-year-old girl. police believe she's in extreme danger. news 4's megan mcgrath is near i-95 in fairfax county with more on this case. megan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, eun. police are looking for 1-year-old alexis rose carlisle. she was last seen at 4:30 in the afternoon yesterday. as you mentioned, police believe she's in extreme danger, abducted by two individuals. take a look at the video of this little girl, see i


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