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back home. two americans held as prisoners in north korea step foot on american soil. what we're learning about the secret spy mission to get them back. tracking a big temperature change. we'll tell you when you can expect things to warm up. how to get around runners and closures for the 10k race on the bay bridge happening today. >> good morning. welcome to "news 4 today." i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff. we want to stort with a little bit of a warming trend. >> if you like crisp fall days, this will be the day for you. not too bad, chuck? >> you guys are good. almost like you've been paying attention to the forecast.
a bit of a chill, but a very pleasant warmup is under way for this afternoon and the warming trend will continue into the early parts of the coming week. for now it's a mostly clear sky and seasonally chilly out there. 30s and 40s on most of the map. 36 in lease berg, manassas and culpepper. 46 downtown. going out and strapping on your running shoes, temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s before we reach the noon hour. plenty of sunshine coming late they are afternoon. event highs today, all the way to 60 today and milder weather before a big cooldown arrives late week. start soaking in the warmth now, guys. we'll be back with the seven day in a bit. new this morning, the americans held prisoner in north korea are now home. they were freed after a top secret mission.
nbc's dan shinneman tells us how kenneth bae and matthew todd miller made it back on u.s. soil. >> reporter: they're back on u.s. soil, the last known american prisoners in north korea released after a high stakes, highly secretive mission. >> i want to say thank you all for supporting me and lifting me up and not forgetting me. >> reporter: one led by the nation's top spy, director of intelligence james clapper who flew to pyongyang for a final step in what officials have called a long-term negotiation. >> this was the final step in a very well choreographed ballet. this was something that had been predetermined. there was no real uncertainty when he arrived in pyongyang to the fact that he was going to bring these guys back. >> reporter: matthew todd miller was arrested after reportedly ripping up his visa at the airport. he was charged with espionage
and sentenced to hard labor. kenneth bae's familiar lish used a statement upon news of his relief, we've been waiting and praying for this day for two years. our thanksgiving celebration this year will be one we will never forget. >> it's a wonderful day for them and their families, obviously, we're very grateful for their safe return. >> the release comes weeks after fellow prisoner was released. all three are free bae and miller back on american soil. dan shinneman, nbc news. right now president obama is headed to beijing to attend the asian pacific cooperation summit. ap peck brings world leaders together. while in beijing the president will attend apec sessions. midweek he'll head to burma to speak at a town hall for young southeastern asia leaders.
while the president is abroad, congress will begin taking a look at his attorney general nominee. the white house says it will be up to the top leaders in the senate to work out a timeline for confirmation of loretta lichb ch. it's likely she won't get a vote until next year. she's the current district attorney for new york. if confirmed, she'll be the first black woman to serve as attorney general. >> if i have the honor of being confirmed,ly waerk up every morning with the protection of the american people my first thought. ly work to safeguard our citizens, lab berities, our rights and this great nation which has given so much to me and my family. >> republicans have promised a tough confirmation process for the president's pick after years of battles with eric holder. >> right now police need your help searching for this missing woman many prince william county. bennett was last seen on thursday in woodbridge. police think the 37-year-old left her house on her own but
she might need help now. they say she may be drying a black honda accord with virginia tags, wwd 3380. we're working to learn the name of a man killed in a crash on i-95 in virginia. the crash happened just before 11:00 friday night near russell road in quantico. a dump truck broke down and within a couple minutes a tractor-trailer slammed into it. both vehicles flipped over which shut down the highways. the crash killed the tractor-trailer driver. the dumb truck driver is expected to be okay. family, friends and a community gathered to say good-bye to a gonzaga high school senior killed in a beltway crash. dominik pettey was killed, eight paul bearers carried his coffin into the basilica of the shrine of the 'em macular conception in northeast. the 17-year-old was in the back
seat of a car with four other teens. they pulled over on the shoulder because their car ran out of gas. police say a 24-year-old woman crashed into their car. take a look here. this is all that's left of a shed in carroll county after a powerful explosion. we brought you this as breaking news yesterday morning. now we're getting a good look at the damage. according to the state fire marshal, a 56-year-old man was opening the shed door when it exploded. this was along sullivan road and westminster. the man was seriously burned and airlifted to the hospital. the blast damaged 1 other homes. >> out of nowhere i saw this flash of blue. i was pushed to the side. things fell off my wall. >> we have the nails coming through the walls and out of our ceiling. >> the fire marshal is working to determine the cause of the explosion. labors say they believe it may have been caused by propane tanks. >> you'll hit delays on the
chesapeake bay bridge. all eastbound lanes are closed right now, will reopen around 2:00 this afternoon. a 10k race starts less than an hour from now with as many as 20,000 runners taking part. the westbound span of the bridge is switching to one lane in both directions. coming up, they explode with so much force, shards of metal are sent flying. automakers are expanding a mass save air bag recall to include more cars. we'll tell you which ones. >> we are feeling somewhat a little bit of relief from all that cold weather. of course, it's not going to last. last. when you
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a little relief today? >> yes. i think you'll look today and like tomorrow even better. best of all, for all of our veterans out there, tuesday, veteran's day, is looking like it will be the best day of all of the next seven days. so many folks coming to town for veterans day holidays. the weather could not be any better for our 800,000 friends coming to see us. outside on an early sunday morning, a couple of clouds left in the sky, the clouds will be moving out. dwindling daylight. this is the be gichk of the end. sun sets before 5:00 tonight and sets before 5:00 all the way through january 5, 2015. that's a year? sounds like a combination to something. out side we go, 46 in washington right now. winds have gone calm in the city. fairly light wind is expected for the remainder of the day as well. those light winds have allowed for a bit of a cooldown, 39 in
frederick, maryland, 36 in lease berg and 36 at dulles airport. your hometown forecast, beautiful poolesville, maryland, western montgomery county off to a cold start this morning. an abundance of sunshine coming your way today in poolesville, temperatures reaching mid to upper 50s for a brief time this afternoon, back into the mid 40s by this evening. trying to fiddle around aguirre and figure out what to wear, nothing but a light jacket and some sunglasses. nice day to be outside. plenty of sunshine start to finish. nothing to complain about here. clear skies through the overnight hours tonight. that will allow for another seasonally chilly start for early tomorrow morning. wake-up temperatures on monday morning. mid to upper 30s. for tomorrow, after a clear start early, another day filled with sunshine tomorrow. so get outside and plan to enjoy it. not a whole lot in the way of cloudiness around our area. the big change is coming
everybody. where is it coming from? this this storm in the bering sea, that was super typhoon nuri. as all this air that gets pushed into the arctic and then will be sliding right down over the canadian prairies and in the upper midwest. bismarck well below freezing by early in the week. that cold air arrives in our back yard. the transition day is wednesday into thursday, thursday into friday and into next weekend. complaint department closed on monday. >> don't want to hear it. >> i'm not listening to it. >> 68 degrees on tuesday. that's the best of it. wednesday is the transition and then cold weather settles in. boomer took it on the chin
yesterday. >> i was afraid you weren't going to show up. >> got to man up. next up, we have "reporter's notebook," a look at stories affecting our community. >> we're back in 15 minutes. i'm jim handly, welcome to reporters notebook. it's the sunday after the election. some numbers, surprises are starting to settle in. one of the biggest, larry hogan taking the governor's mansion in maryland. what a surprise? a republican in a state where democrats out number republicans two to one. >> huge surprise. an earthquake for maryland politics, not totally unprecedented. if you think about spero agnew wing in 1966, bob erlich winning in 2002. what happened with the brown campaign? the democrats i was speaking to say he rachb a terrible campaign. it was lackluster, didn't excite people, didn't give a reason to vote for him. it lacked a central theme whereas hogan had a clear them and obviously was resonating with voters. >> even there was precedent for
hogan winning, still to michael's point, only the third in nearly 50 years in terms of republican governor. i was at the brown election night in college park. there was not a lot of spark in the room. you felt like they knew what was coming. when i stalked to steny hoyer and elyjuh couple mings. they tried to paint the picture this was a national wave that brown got caught up in. mike miller, the head of the senate in an nap sis, maryland, also said the same thing. hoeing gachb caught a wave and rode it. really i think it comes down to the candidate, that proun probably didn't run a very good campaign. i talked to folks in prince george's county which he ended up winning. there wasn't a lot of spark that folks thought this was the guy that was going to take us there. maryland may not be quite as blue as we think it is beyond baltimore city, prince george's county and montgomery county. >> to keep nautical metaphors tlrks might have been a wave.
but the democrats created quite a bit of undertow. i was talking to senator car den earlier. he admitted they didn't get their message. they had the right message and didn't get it out. more than that, they didn't get the base out, the people that would vote. by implication, the campaign -- he wouldn't say lieutenant brown, he said lieutenant governor brown. he said the campaign failed. i think that's what most people thought. >> didn't get gansler supporters out. the party that was there, no sign of the governor. a lot of distance between martin o'malley and anthony brown. >> what hogan did successfully, he tied brown to o'malley. lieutenant governors, it's tough to run on your own. the one thing brown had, he was in charge of the health care website that failed, it was about 30ds million to put it back up. hogan said you had one thing to
run, the thing you ran wasn't very successful. hogan ran a message on taxes are too high. they're taxing us to death. we're going to reduce tax. how he does it is a whole other question. i think he's tied in to where the voters were feeling. >> he didn't allow them to tag him as a hard core republican on women's rights. he let that go by. he hammered away, lower taxes, more jobs. the democrats didn't pierce that. >> in the end brown brought in both clintons, he brought in the first lady on election eve. in the end, too, he tried to play up the fact he would be the first african-american governor for maryland, in thinking that would pull people out. the turnout was not high. some saw that as an act of desperation. >> and don't forget, brown lost howard county. this is ken almond's center and
his running mate is from howard county. that shows a central weakness for a campaign, where you can't carry your home jurisdictions gep, i think you hit it right on the head which is that the hogan campaign gave people a reason to vote for him. taxes are too high, he's going to do something about it. however, now he goes to the capitol building and has to try to cut taxes. that's going to be very different you have all these school systems that want to build schools, and he's going to hit a ball. >> $2 billion he said he would cut out of the budget. legislators are saying god bless you if you can find a way to cut that and not cut education? now he's going to have to back up what he's saying. once he gets through annapolis, he'll have to see how to cut $2 billion out. . let's go to virginia, we saw ed gillespie put up quite a fight against incumbent mark warner.
it was much tighter. were going in thinking there could be seven, nine points. within a point in a purple state, safe to say, but much better than his own party thought he was going to do. >> is a new day for mark warner. he's always run on a campaign, i can appeal to republicans. now he has lost that veneer. he didn't -- he clearly didn't -- he got liberal democrats mad at him for not being liberal enough and got conservative republicans mad at him for not being conservative. this is the tightrope walk that mark warner seemed to have down pat. but no longer. >> you have to imagine the people close to gillispie, that ran his campaign, are really angry, that they didn't get the kind of money that went to other tight races. if you think about the -- all the senate races that were close, this was not really part of the discussion, it was not part of the funding. >> could that have made the difference, just to put him over the top? >> gillespie was sort of -- he
had lots of television ads, they were late in the game. he was on television closer to labor day, if he got money from the republican party, from crossroads jps, then the dynamics of the campaign might have changed and we might be talking about a different outcome today. >> it also may go to what does the internal polling say in the gillispie camp. you would have thought they would have got national money into that campaign. after the fact you had democrats, jerry connelly saying maybe mark warner should have run more to the left, maybe he should have run a more partisan campaign instead of the centrist position that he is taking that he has to get out there and have rhett meat and get democrats out to vote. that's interesting. warner says listen, i'm a centrist, this is how i work, i don't plan on changing. >> there is that blue wall in fairfax and in northern virginia that stopped what appe to be a republican surge.
let's move into virginia. barbara comstock, first woman to represent this. frank wolf's seat. you were at the party. they must have been not surprised because she was af head all the way to the end, but very pleased. >> obviously a good night for republicans. they were in a good mood after the come stack event. they sort of went into election day ahead, largely because john faust was never the candidate the democrats thought he was going to be. the wheels sort of fell off the campaign when he made this comment about barbara comstock never having a real job. and then that sort of caused the democrats to pull money out and so he had to cancel some of his television ads. comstock wins and takes the
stage and says at last i finally got a real job. the crowd kind of went insane. comstock ended up winning with a margin larger than expected. however, here is the catch. she has to run for re-election two years from now which is a different battlefield. it's presidential year. the voters tend to be younger and more diverse. she might have a difficult time in re-election. >> john faust is making noises like he might just come back in two years. whether they'll let him do that, i don't know. she's considered a superlative political operator, legislatively she's been very conservative. that's the rap on her. no frank wolf. much more to the right of him. her supporters say she will adapt and learn and meld into what she has to do. the test will come in two years. >> wasn't it somewhat surprising that her numbers were as large. won by about 16%.
wasn't the expectation that that race would be a little closer than it was? >> i think it was. until the wheels fell off the faust campaign. that's basically what happened. >> that would be surprising, if we saw him in two years, that's interesting. in d.c. not a surprise but perhaps again the margin a surprise. almost 20 percentage points between muriel bowser who wins and david catania. >> i think what happens here is bowser is able to get the votes that vincent gray had east of the anacostia. she didn't get those votes in the primary. when it came to the general election, she was able to grab those. then she lost some of the wards she had won in the primary. i think that's a very interesting dynamic. now, she says what this is a referendum on that the voters don't want the status quo any longer where gray says, well, we're hoping the mayor elect sees that what voters want is to keep moving in a direction we're moving in right now. what's going to be interesting is how does she govern? she doesn't give a whole lot of
specifics during the campaign, right? she didn't give a lot on the day after. i think she's holding her cards close, has a lot of great folks in her transition team. >> i think the challenge, you're right, is for her to establish wh kind of a program she wants to accomplish at city hall. she's been very, very quiet. she's basically said, you know, trust me, i'm the person you should vote for. they trusted her. she's got to produce. >> the standard way of looking at the bowser victory is it shows the strength of the democratic party. even if she didn't have a lot of specifics during her campaign it shows how the democratic party is. however, you make the same argument in maryland. brown didn't get a lot of specifics about what he wanted to development he didn't have an inspiring campaign. yet the outcome was very different in d.c. than in maryland. but the democratic party is certainly very powerful. so bowser despite her lack of specifics on the campaign trail has to go into city hall and it
will be interesting to see what she does and who she picks for leadership. marijuana, overwhelming victory. again. no surprise there. irt's not a done deal in terms of how this is executed down the road. we have a few months ahead of us and perhaps congressional involvement. >> very much congressional involvement. andy harris has already signaled that he is ready to perhaps -- clearly ready to move some legislation or perhaps amend spending bills to prohibit any spending on implementing this law. we're waiting to see. the question is, the republicans are ruling the roost now on the hill. they have so many things they're thinking about. will they be thinking about pot in d.c., enough to get andy harris get any accomplices with him, any colleagues to really move through and spark a debate. we don't know. >> this is where the national election comes in. rand paul probably will take over that subcommittee that
looks over d.c. he's already said i don't think the federal government should be involved in what the state legislatures do. he has that libertarian point of view. eleanor norton holmeses that said this will be a fight to the death. bowser has already said that she wants to look at this and put some legislation in in terms of taxing it, how it will be sold. right now you can't sell it but you can possess it. how do you get it if you're not selling it? you have to grow it. it's still very complicated. i think maybe from the national standpoint, the republicans may back off this issue and leave it alone. >> it is important to remember that we're talking about a new congress here with new leadership. it will take a different approach than the previous congress. on the issue of marijuana and its popularity, this is part of a larger trend. we've seen local elections like this all across the country where marijuana has been increasingly popular. you could think of it as a war on the war on drugs or perhaps just saying no to just say no.
>> quickly, also know d.c., 130ds million, the chief financial officer said, if they could tax it, they could bring in $130 million to the coffers of d.c. >> stay in d.c., if we can. how effective will muriel bowser be with members of the council, particularly david catania and a few others. >> it's going to be a whole new council. catania is stepping down. she's going to be dealing with a whole new area and new folks coming in. >> we don't know her allies yet. >> this will test her real people skills and her political skills. up till now, she succeeded, adrian fenty in ward four. by one step, mayor gray was in between. she's followed fenty into the mayor's position. now she's got to govern. the challenge now is who will she pick, what proposals will she have? how will she do it?
she seems to get along with people. she seems to, if not inspire them, they at least trust her. that's a big thing. >> to your point about new council, graham is gone, catania is gone. bowser's seat will be empty. this is a whole new cast of characters. >> could be a fresh start. >> could be a fresh start. we were talking earlier about her lack of specifics on the campaign trail. there's a downside. the upside is there's not a lot she has to accomplish to say she did everything she campaigned on. >> thanks for having us in for "reporter's notebook." now back to "news 4 today." enjoy the rest of your weekend everybody. looking at your top stories right now. two americans are back in the u.s. after a top secret mission. kenneth bae being greeted by family and matthew todd miller were the last americans held
prisoner in north korea. they arrived back home overnight. >> eastbound lanes on the bay bridge are closed. a 10k happening on the bridge about a half hour from now. you don't have to go up to delaware to get around it. the westbound span is open to traffic in both directions. right now president obama is on his way to china, heading to beijing to attend the asian pacific economic cooperation summit. later this week he'll travel to myanmar and australia before returning to washington next sunday. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today," i'm angie goff. >> i'm adam tuss. things are warming up this morning. but will it warm up for the rest of the week? let's check in with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> adam and angie, good morning to both of you. good sunday morning everybody. quiet start out there this morning. 30s and 40s for out-the-door weather. a nice warmup coming later this afternoon. a nice warming trend over the next several days. temperatures around your neighborhoods this morning, 46 in winchester, 44 martinsburg,
cooler in northern maryland, parts of northern and north central virginia, ashburn, manassas in the mid 30s. low 40s in and around town. hour by hour through your morning, up to about 45 degrees by 8:00 this morning, 55 by noontime, 58 our high today and then back down to the upper 40s by this evening. on the whole, a nice one. temps warm through at least tuesday. wednesday is the transition. much colder air by the end of the week. more on that in your seven-day coming up. a pedestrian is in grave condition after being hit by a car in montgomery county. the crash happened last night on rockville pike b south of halpine road. police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. news 4's derrick ward has more. >> reporter: it was about 6:45 in teaching. it was dark even amid all the ambient light. the victim was crossing the pike at halpine road, was heading in
the direction of the congressional village shopping center. >> what we determined was this 2014 nissan versa was traveling southbound on rockville pike when he struck this pedestrian. >> reporter: the force of the impact left the man's belong innings and articles of clothing strone on both sides of the street. the damage to the car was significant at well. the painstaking process of the science of accident reconstruction began and closed the pike to southbound traffic for hours after the accident. it's just part of the investigation. >> there were plenty of witnesses, so we should be able to find out what happened. >> the driveer of the nissan remained on the scene. the victim was rushed to the hospital in grave condition. with darkness falling earlier, many find themselves driving and walking at times when there used to be light, making prudence a best practice. all too easily, something as mundane as crossing a street or driving through an intersection can quickly turn tragic. >> don't assume the vehicle is doing the right thing. as a vehicle operator, don't
always assume the pedestrian is going to do the right thing. this morning you can donate to an online fund to help the victims of a deadly house fire in arlington. mary barnes and her 7-year-old daughter emily died in the fire last week. investigators say there were no working smoem alarms. her husband and older daughter made it out. the gofundme web page has raised more than $47,000. we're working to find out more information from a man shot blocks away from the waterfront mess tomorrow station. it happened on third street near delaware avenue. crews rushed the victim to the hospital. three men will spend the next 20 years in jail for a shooting that happened last year. take a look. you can see all these people scrambling for cover on north capital street. andrew allen, keith bob and arnelle smith pleaded guilty to
shooting 13 of them, six women and seven men. we're told the shooting was gang related. the nurse who fought a quarantine order in maine says she may leave the state. kaci hickox and her boyfriend are waiting until tomorrow when she will be officially clear of ebola. in nearly 21 days since coming back from africa she has known no signs of the disease. she won a standoff with the state government over whether she should be quarantined anyway. the health care website crashed on opening day last year and the state spent another $41 million to improve the technology. today you can browse the eastbound site and compare insurance options. out can't enroll until november 19th. the idea is to gradually roll it over about ten days to avoid high traffic jamming the website. the time is 6:356789 here are stories you should know about in the week ahead. tomorrow the final assessment of
the intercounty connector will officially open in maryland. right now the road connects i-270 and i-95. with the addition, it will go all the way east to route 1 and will cost $4.40 to drive the road end to end during rush hour. a road project that could slow you down on your ride to and from work. tomorrow evening a new phase begins on the dulles toll road in virginia. one eastbound lane will be closed around the main toll plaza while crews convert it to an ez pass only lane. it's part of a project to convert 19 lanes. the work will continue into next year. another major traffic alert to tell you about. take a look at the map. several streets around the national mall will be closed for most of tuesday. this is because the concert of valor is happening. crew also begin shutting down some of the roads tomorrow and everything will reopen on wednesday. right now crews are setting up that stage on the national mall near 4th street between mad
soin and jefferson droois. you can hear bruce springsteen, carrie underwood and reanna. >> and it's free. >> chuck said the weather will be good. no alcohol, glass containers or folding chairs will be allowed. getting to that concert is going to be a challenge. plan ahead. metro is closing the smithsonian station because it's in the security zone. the transit agency will replace blue line trains with yellow line trains. lit run a special train between reagan airport and national cemetery. 800,000 people could show up for the concert. germany is marking 25 years since the berlin wall fell. how a local teacher is going beyond your normal history lesson to pass on the wall's legacy to students. a georgetown athlete's career is sidelined because of a
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president obama is ordering 1,500 additional american soldiers to iraq. >> he say that's will not be in combat roles. moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd joining us with more on that. the president has maintained all along we won't put troops back on the ground. essentially that's what we're doing, sending them into a war zone, anwar province which is believed to be controlled by isis. >> look, we're arguing over nuance here at the end of the day. yes they're in advisory roles, not supposed to be on the front lines. in the end of the day they are there to assist in the training of iraqi soldiers. i think it's going to be interesting with the new congress when it comes in, i think there's a bipartisan feeling that they need to come
up with their own form of authorization. but to at least have congress have some say in this. >> speaking of congress, wow, what a week? what do you kind of make of this? >> well, i think when you look back and you see where, it was not a surprise that the republicans won the senate. i think the surprise was how republicans dominated up and down the ballot. if you're the democrats and wake up this morning and start to -- they did go through -- big your storm analogy. it is like a hurricane or tornado went through. they're picking up the pieces. it looks like in some of these states it's going to take them half a decade at a minimum in order to come back. then you start asking yourself, where is the next den jags of democratic leaders going to come from? it did hollow out the party in a way that i think they didn't see coming. >> what does this mean looking forward when it comes to u.s. policies. are we looking at big changes
ahead with republicans taking over the senate. if so, what's going to be the first thing -- >> i think it depends on, fw the republicans decide they have to do something semi big with the president. if they do, the one area that they could do something big on is tax reform. the president is open to it. obviously republicans would like to see it. that's the one big thing you can see happen. i can't imagine either health care or immigration, it's so polarizing in each party, in some ways like a policy nuclear weapon that they could each launch that would end up creating huge gridlock. the question is do they use it as an excuse not to do any other business? or do they actually set those two issues aside. >> what do you have coming snup. >> busy show, scott walker, newly re-elected wisconsin governor. howard dean, the guy put in charge of cleaning up the democratic party mess after
2004, a decade later, here they are, deja vu. a couple knew byes wurngs of the rare democratic members of congress, gwenn graham, daughter of former senator from florida bob graham. a packed show. >> a big one coming up. thanks, chuck. you can see "meet the press" every sunday right here on nbc4 right after "news 4 today." looking ahead, we've got more troops headed to iraq as we touched on. we're going to have more on that coming up. but first we want to check in with chuck and the weather. how is it going, chuck? >> we can do that. it's going to be a nice day to be outside today, plenty of sunshine coming our way. a little bit of a warming trend as well. we all love that. i assume we're going to go on with weather. no one has told me different. i'm going to go on. i've got no camera. there's our view outside of the city cam this morning. nice looking day outside.
not that cold by november standards. at 46 degrees in washington. a couple of clouds around in our skies early this morning. these are outbound clouds, not bothering us whatsoever. more importantly, won't bring anything in the way of a rain chance to your weekend. that is welcome news. second half of the weekend promises to be just as pretty as the first half. a couple degrees warmer today than yesterday. still a chilly one, 39 degrees in urbana. 44 in charlestown and inwood. beautiful morning in the panhandle. a little chilly across parts of the piedmont of northern virginia, warrenton down to 44. manassas down to 36. 41 in rosariville and brandywine in prince george's county. hourly temperatures today filled with sunshine. we should end up with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s for most of the afternoon. that's definitely good news. off to a sunny and mild start for the upcoming week. tomorrow looks great.
the concert is coming up on tuesday, veterans day. that's looking good. enjoy it. much, much colder weather arrives by the end of the coming week. after a beautiful afternoon today, going out to dinner, clear skies and cool. evening temperatures upper 40s to near 50 degrees. no rain for us, a couple of light snowshowers across the great lakes and a lot of rain off the eastern seaboard. we're sitting between those two systems. as a result, we'll be high and dry for the remainder of today. a nice stretch of weather coming our way for today, tomorrow and tuesday. so make your plans to enjoy it. here is your future weather forecast. for today, plenty of sunshine start to finish. temperatures today and a couple degrees cooler than average. we'll be milder than yesterday. a clear night tonight will allow for another seasonally chilly start tomorrow morning. high temperatures today mid to upper 50s around the region. make your plans to get outside and enjoy it. don't forget to put your sunscreen on. i know it's november, but always good for your skin to have the
spf protection. tomorrow morning off to a school start for kids and adults on out to the early morning activities tomorrow, upper 30s to low 40s. the next seven days, wait until you see the cooldown. make your plans to enjoy and soak in the warmth while we can. up to near 70 on tuesday. most of the day will be in the 60s. flirting with 70. the cooler air starts to arrive on wednesday and the much colder air stays here starting on thursday, friday on into next weekend, cold, cold, cold. >> we knew it had to come back. >> that's right. today you will be able to get a look at the private art collection of one of america's favorite tv dads. bill cosby and his wife camille donated some of their collection to the national museum of african art. some of the pieces have only been seen by cosby's friends and family. you can see them today at the new exhibit called
"conversations, african-american artwork in dialogue." also today you have a chance to do your part and preserve african-american history and culture. the historical society of d.c. is holding a free workshop all weekend looking for framly treasu treasures. yesterday's families brought in old bibles to woven baskets. one man brought in his great grandfather's diploma from the 1800s. experts take a look and let them know how to care for their personal treasurers and if they hold cultural or historical significance, they could end up as part of the smithsonian's collections. >> it's designed to benefit america at large but through individual families, even some of their modest personal stories are woven into the fabric of the larger american stories. >> sf you have personal treasurers you'd like experts to look at, drop by the cultural society on k street between noon
and 5:00 p.m. today's service will be in honor of those who gave their lives during the first world war. the remembrance service begins at 10:25. several countries that lost soldiers during the war partnered together. cathedral dean gary hall heads the mass. 25 years ago today the berlin wall came down and the cold war ended. >> all over the world people are celebrating including here in our area. news 4's zachary quiche tells us what they're doing and how they're passing on the wall's legacy today. >> reporter: the berlin wall had come and gone by the time they were born. here at the german school in pat mock, maryland, the 25th anniversary was a teachable moment for head of school vladimir grese who was 9 years old back in august 1961 when the
berlin wall went up. >> it started with a human wall. you can see the soldiers. >> reporter: the wall changed lives. t checkpoint charlie, one of the original watch towers. >> it was built to keep east germans from leaving communist rule. each section is more than three tons and 12 feet high. >> reporter: west germans expressed their views of the wall by painting graffiti while the east germans had a clean wall so guards could easily find anyone trying to escape. the world was shocked the day it came down, november 9, 1989. as this visitor watched, she couldn't hold back the emotions. >> i'm trying to absorb it all. it's wonderful history of the whole thing. and i remember that broadcast. it was emotional. we're so lucky that we haven't had to deal with that here. >> it took such a negative
connotation because people were shot when you wanted to climb the wall, when you wanted to get beyond it, it could happen to you. >> reporter: the berlin wall, a piece of history celebrated. according to the fredricksburg "free lance-star," the university of mary washington created a styrofoam replica of the wall which students tore down earlier this week. thanksgiving is a little more than three weeks away. crews, though, already doing this, preparing for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. crews testing out six new giant balloons at citi field in new york. you can watch the parade right here on nbc4 on thursday, november 27th. 6:51 now. coming up, a concussion may have benched this georgetown student. benched this georgetown student. she's using her story to take
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today a george washington university basketball player will play for the first time in more than a year. >> concussions put her on the sidelines. news 4 sports reporter jason pugh tells us how lauren chase is using her experience in a positive way. >> i really didn't know much about concussions because it wasn't something that was very prevalent or talked about much in high school. >> reporter: lauren chase is sharing her story to help athletes better understand concussions. >> it's something very prevalent in athletes today. i think it needs to be taken very seriously. the effects of them can really take a toll on on athlete, especially eeshlly, physically. >> reporter: chase suffered three concussions dug her college coup rear. >> i sat out the entire year. i was dealing with symptoms of headaches a lot. >> you have to have a keen eye as a coach in making sure that you're not only protecting your
players for them doing anymore physical harm to themself in the short-term, but then the long-term part as well. >> reporter: george washington university recently held a -- >> chase became emotional when explaining how it nearly ended her dream of playing basketball. >> i have become curious. i'll be starting grad school next semester where i'll have the aspirations of working with student athletes who suffer from traumatic brain injuries. i think concussion research is going in the right direction. >> that was jason pugh reporting. ncaa launched the mind matters challenge, a $30,000 initiative to help change the culture around concussions. the host of "the daily show" will be at the newseum about
"rosewater," the true story of an iranian journalist arrested and detained more than 100 days. he was interrogated and tortured. stewart and the iranian journalist will take questions following the screening. we have much more ahead on "news 4 today." >> that includes an hour by hour look at your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. is it going to get warmer? stay with us.
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two americans held as prisoners in north korea are waking up at home this morning. what we're learning about the top secret mission that led to this homecoming. >> warm up. it's coming. the big temperature change you'll feel throughout the week. how to get around the runners and the road closures on the bay bridge today. >> good morning. welcome to "news 4 today" on this sunday. i'm adam tuss. >> i'm angie goff. if you were okay with yesterday, i think you'll be fine today. >> it's going to be a nice day. let's check in with chuck. >> nothing wrong with yesterday except that oklahoma lost. i'm not sure that's a weather-related issue. outside today, nothing to complain about for all of your hoult door plans. plenty of sunshine, temperatures a little cooler than average, but awfully nice to be outside. temperatures this morning are in the 30s and 40s. still a chilly 36 in culpepper,
35 degrees in bristow this morning. 39 in fredricksburg, a lot warmer inside the capital beltway where we're 46 at national airport and western shore communities generally in the 40s. running over the numbers here, 50, 53 by 10:00, 55 by 11:00. up to the mid and upper 50s we will go for afternoon highs, around 58 in washington. up to 57 at joint base andrews. a nice beginning to the week, but much colder air arrives before this week is through. i'll detail that with your seven day coming up. new this morning, two american prisoners are home after years in captivity in north korea. here you can see kenneth bae being reunited with his family. matthew todd miller stepping off the plane as well. this is at an air force base in washington state. miller was arrested for ripping
up his travel visa. bae was forced into a labor camp. he says he's so grateful to be back on u.s. soil. >> i want to say thank you all for supporting me and lifting me up and not forgetting me. >> the men were rescued by the director of national intelligence james clapper, our nation's top spy, after a long series of top secret negotiations with north korea. right now president obama is headed to beijing to attend the asian pacific economic cooperation summit. the apec summit brings world leaders together. while in beijing he'll attend sessions and go to a state banquet with with the chinese president. midweek he'll head to myanmar, finishing up the week in australia for a g-20 leaders retreat. all eyes on this federal prosecutor from brooklyn after president obama nominated her to be the country's chief law enforcement official.
the president has tapped loretta lynch to replace eric holder. kristen dahlgren has more on the historic choice. >> reporter: flagged by president obama and outgoing attorney general eric holder loretta lynch accepted the nomination for what the president called the people's lawyer. >>ly work every day to safeguard our citizens, our liberties, our rights and this great nation which has given so much to me and my family. >> the 55-year-old is currently from eastern new y known for tough convictions. >> loretta might be the only -- has the reputation for being a charming people person. >> the daughter of a school librarian and baptist minister, she's a wife and stepmother, harvard educated. if confirmed, the first african mayor woman to hold the post. the next attorney general will
oversee federal investigations including the one in ferguson, missouri. >> i think loretta lynch certainly satisfies all of us that she will continue in the same vein that eric holder had began. >> while the president urged a speedy confirmation, republicans may not be as quick to push lynch through a lamb duck congress. senator charles grassy saying he expected a fair but thorough vetting. while mitch mcconnell says her nomination should be considered in the new congress. a woman the president says has always been about more about making a difference than making headlines. right now police need your help searching for this missing woman in prince william county. bennett was last seen on thursday at her house on pouls landing circle in woodbridge. police think the 37-year-old left her house on her own but she may need some help. they say she may be driving a
black honda accord with virginia tag wd 3380. if you see bennett, call prince william county police. we're working to find the name of a man killed near russell road and quaunt toe. state police say a dump trouk broke down in the middle of 95. within a couple minutes a tractor-trailer slammed into it. both vehicles filmed over which shut down the highway for six hours. the trash killed the tractor-trailer driver. the dump truck driver is said to be okay. >> this is all left of a shed in carroll county after a powerful explosion. we brought this as breaking news yesterday morning. now we're getting a closer look at all the damage. according to the state fire marshal, yesterday morning a 56-year-old man was opening the shed door when it exploded. this was along sullivan road in westminster. the man was seriously burned and airlifted to johns hopkins bayview medical center. the glass sent debris flying,
damaging 11 other homes. >> this flash of blue and i literally was pushed to the side, things fell off my wall. >> we have the nails coming through the walls and out of our ceiling. >> how scary. the fire marshal is working to determine the cause of the explosion. neighbors saying that they believe the explosion may have been caused by propane tanks. today there's a 10k on the chesapeake bay bridge. in other words, you could be in for delay ifs you're headed that way. the race started minutes ago. all eastbound lanes on the bridge are closed right now. you can still use the bridge, but you'll only get by one lane in each direction. that will cause some jams. about 20,000 people are expected to run in the 10k. everything should reopen by about 2:00 this afternoon. drones are usually associated with air strikes and killings, but one man has an idea to use them to save lives. it could change the medical field. as we prepare to honor our veterans this tuesday.
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welcome back. some day you may see drones on your doorstep. inventors are thinking of new ways to use the automated aircraft. >> abc's mohyeldin talks about one person who wants to use them to save lives. >> reporter: it's the different between life and death. >> it's my dad. i think he had a heart attack. >> reporter: waiting for parents to arrive, agonizing minutes. lifesaving help may soon be coming for help. 22-year-old belgian student came up with the idea of a lifesaving ambulance drone. with its built-in defbi rater, a
camera can provide realtime instructions provided by emergency operators, all designed to save time, shaving long minutes off the average response time of a street ambulance. his research suggests it could increase chances of surviving a heart attack. >> most people hear the word drones and they associate it with killings and death. you're trying to change that. >> i'm trying to change this perception that drone ks not only do bad things, but can also do very good things for our society. >> for years drones have been used by the u.s. military as lethal killing machines. but now more and more companies are trying to expand how they're used. dominos sex personalitying with drones to deliver pizza. amazon.com is developing a drone delivery system. farmers are using them to help protect their fields, in this case from wasps. while the ambulance drone is just a prototype and a few years ag way from actually saving lives, it has already changed
one life. >> you're a poplar guy on campus these days. >> at the moment i'm very popular. it's definitely changed my life and a lot of companies are contacting me. my first purpose is to see how we can take this to the next step. >> reporter: the next step maybe, but more likely the next flight. mohyeldin, nbc news, the netherlands. coming up, a federal jobs program is honoring our veterans by giving them jobs. how it's ultimately helping them adjust and giving back. >> veterans day coming up on tuesday. big concert on the mall. i have a forecast for that. in addition to your seven-day forecast. enjoy the warmth
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we are helping our heroes who served our country. it can be difficult for veterans to find a new field that gives them that sense of self world. >> news 4's richard jordan has the story on how we're helping veterans that want to give back. >> reporter: going from the armed forces to the workforce isn't always that easy. michael compton and steve ogletree found ways to use their military skills in their new careers. compton is joining the fairfax cyber crimes center. he will protect children by
targeting sex offenders. this is video provided by immigration and customs enforcement of the training program, partnership between homeland security and the d.o.d. injured service members get a second chance to serve and protect. that's worked to help build a case against predators found downloading child porn and exploiting and luring children. his compute. he was shot in 2009 in afghanistan. >> it felt like somebody hit me with a ton of bricks. i was in the bottom of my fighting hole and everything started going black. >> reporter: compton recovered, but the injuries he suffered forced him to leave the job he loved. now compton and his wife are looking forward to a new challenge. >> i was raised to never be acquitter and that's how we still live our life. you don't quit no matter how hard it gets, there's always
something out there that is worth fighting for. >> law enforcement seems like a natural transition for service members, but for those who want to dive into a new career, there are resources available. steve ogletree traded in his army fatigues for a business suit. he's a contractor for the national geospatial intelligence agency, the owf helped him land that office job. he started with internships and at a job fair he was hired on the spot. >> if it had not been for owf, i wouldn't be where i am today. i'm working. i went back to school, obtained my bachelor's degree. i'm doing big things there. i'm volunteering, giving back to owf by working with my hr department. >> reporter: the additional job training is giving veterans a new mission. >> this program was all about me
refineding myself and rededicating myself to serve a higher cause. what a better cause to asking for. >> reporter: in fairfax, richard jordan, news 4. >> they work with nearly 100 federal agencies to help find the right fit. you go to nbcwashington.com to search for more stories as we honor veterans day. >> we also want to give a shout out to the boy scouts across our region. yesterday they were scouting for good. considering what the weather was like, they were out there going door-to-door collecting canned goods. >> scouting is a very good activity for young boys and girls. outside for your sunday morning, what a nice way to get the day started. second half of the weekend promises to be every bit as nice as the first half. the clouds came in late yesterday afternoon and kind of
overhead for much of the overnight hours. now these clouds you see outside, these are on their way out. these aren't going to last all day at all. increasing snichb over the coming hours. as a result a nice mild day is on tap everybody. get ready to enjoy it. 46 at national airport. light breeze out of the northwest at 5. northwest winds today 5 to maybe as much as 15 miles an hour, not much of a wind impact on your day. all the way down to 33 right now at dulles international airport. ft. meade is at 32. annapolis, the naval academy reporting 43. 46 in martinsburg, already 50 in wind chester. hometown forecast, beautiful poolesville, maryland, temperatures in the mid to upper 30s right now, climbing the the mid 50s. plenty of sunshine in poolesville or wherever you're going to live. what you'll be putting on as you head out the door, light jacket and don't forget the sunglasses. ite a sunny afternoon coming. sunshine this afternoon,
temperatures will be up in the mid and upper 50s for much of the day, about 56 at 1:00, 58 our high around 3:00 in the afternoon. here is what i'm depressed about. the sun is down before 5:00. sun sets at 4:59 today. today we don't get sun sets after 5:00 until january 5 pth. a sunny day. should you wash the car? >> absolutely. still a couple days away before we have to worry about rain. temperatures flirting with 70 degrees on veteran's day. much, much colder air later the week. leading edge of cool air already in parts of the upper midwest, snow in the dakotas. lots of unsettled weather off the eastern seaboard. that's off to sea and staying away from us. as a result we'll be sitting in the sunshine for the remainder of the day today. sunshine start to finish. more clouds sf you're headed out to the eastern shore today, but not any impact from those either. no rain today. overnight tonight, skies will be mostly clear.
it will be a chilly start by early tomorrow morning. temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. clear skies, seasonally chilly is how i would describe tomorrow morning. overnight tonight into early tomorrow, plenty of sunshine coming our way. more importantly, for everyone coming to town on tuesday for the big concert on veterans day, convert for valor, temperatures mid 40s in the morning to near 70 degrees in the afternoon. most of the day will be in the 60s. mace going to be a nice one. enjoy it everybody. as soon as everyone leaves town, they'll take the warm air with them. it will be so cold by late in the week. >> at least we have a nice start to the workweek. >> all that matters is sunny on the weekend. coming up, teens and addiction. addiction. how one mother is living
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a grieving mother who lost her son to a drug overdose is helping others. she created a movie called "warning, take only as directed" about teenage ves and the access to prescription drugs that they think will ease their struggle. in our series "changing minds," news 4's whitney rieger looks at how it can consume a young life. >> i got a knock on the door from police at 4:00 in the afternoon. it's a knock you don't want to
get. >> reporter: trish's son was 21 years old when he overdosed on oxycontin of the he first tried the drug when he was 18. it got to him. addiction can be quick. his life unraveled. >> if your child has an addictive tendon seend he starts abusing drugs or alcohol, it's a very long road back. >> reporter: grief can be an endless road as well. she took those first sad steps at her computer. using her background with adventure theatre she wrote a movie about young people and the pressure that can lead to drugs. kids are just -- they're wound so tightly. you push the wrong button and they'll snap. >> reporter: the movie was shot locally, not long, 24 minutes by design. >> we're catering to today's teenage brain that goes a mile an mutt. >> reporter: a musical along the lines of tv show "glee."
scenarios are set, set in a high school, the film follows three friends and an event that sends one over the edge. >> there's a song called "pills," take this pill, take this pill, take this pill. >> reporter: it's a cautionary tale. teenage curiosity mixed with opiates can become an unending hell that can forever change the course of life. >> it's a horrible disease. >> reporter: the movie emphasizes addiction is not paernl failing. it's biology and it can ease anyone. >> it's everybody. it's a soerk mom, it's a college student. it's a doctor. addiction is a disease and it needs to be treated with respect, the same respect that a cancer patient has. >> addiction can be prevented by giving teenagers another path out of the pressure, permission to call out when the stress is pulling them under.
>> you shouldn't be afraid to ask for help. and you shouldn't have to hide it. >> wendy rieger, "news 4 today." "warning, take only as directed" comes with a teaching guide and designed to be shown in school. you can learn more on nbcwashington.com. just search "changing minds". coming up, how much are you willing to pay to get around rush hour traffic. a new road can help you get through tomorrow's commute with ease. it comes with a new toll. kaci hickox made headlines when she fought against a mandatory ebola quarantine in maine. what her plans after after she's officially cleared. we'll have your full forecast coming up with chuck, too. stay with us.
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let's broaden the world's energy mix, let's go. here are the top stories to know about today. the last americans held prisoner in north korea are back home. kenneth bae and matthew todd miller arrived overnight. right now there's a 10k on the chesapeake bay bridge. the bridge's eastbound span is closed. crews opened up the westbound span in both directions. we should expect delays there. everything will open by 2:00 this afternoon. right now president obama is on his way to china. the president is headed to beijing to attend the asian
pacific economic cooperation summit. later this week he'll travel to myanmar and australia before returning the washington next sunday. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm angie goff. >> i'm adam tuss. let's get right to storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. nothing. not listening to complaints today. it's the weekend, the sun is out. make your plans without fear or hesitation today. temperatures are on the cool side this morning, but it's november. we expect cool mornings. temperatures mid 30s across parts of northern virginia. mid 40s downtown. low to mid 40s along the chesapeake bay. 47 degrees in waldorf. hour by hour through the day, temperatures 30s and 40s for the next hour or so. we'll be in the mid 50s by lunchtime. highs today upper 50s to near 60 degrees. a very nice day today. tomorrow promises to be even
milder. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s tomorrow. you better enjoy it. cold air is coming. it starts to arrive on wednesday. by late in the week it's going to be all about the cold. we'll talk about that with your seven day coming up. chuck, thank you. a pedestrian is grave condition this morning after being hit by a car in montgomery county. the crash happened last night on rockville pike south of halpine road. police are still reconstructing that accident scene trying to figure out exactly what happened. news 4's derrick ward has more. >> reporter: it was about 6:45 in teaching, it was dark, even amid all the ambient light on this busy stretch of rockville pike. the victim was crossing the pike at halpine road heading in the direction of the congressional village shopping center. >> what we determined was this 2014 niece is a versa was traveling southbound on rockville pike when he struck this pedestrian. >> reporter: the force of the impact left the man's belongings and articles of clothing strone on both sides of the street. the damage to the car was
significant as well. the painstaking process of applying the science of accident reconstruction began and closed the pike to southbound traffic for hours after the accident. it's just part of the investigation. there were plenty of witnesses, so we should be able to find out exactly what happened. >> the driver of the nissan remained on the scene. the victim was rushed to a hospital in grave condition. with darkness now following earlier, many find themselves driving and walking at times when there used to be light. all too easily something as mundane as crossing a street or driving through an enter can turn tragic. >> as a vehicle operator don't always assume the pedestrian is going to do the right thing. >> reporter: derrick ward, news 4. >> we're working to find out more information about a man shot a few blocks away from tut wear front metro station in southwest d.c. the shooting happened on third street near delaware avenue. the crews rushed the victim to the hospital. no word on how he's doing.
three men will spend 20 years in jail for a shooting that happened last year. you can see all these people scrambling for cover on north capital street. andrew allen, keith bob and allen smith pleaded guilty. we're told the shooting was gang related. all the victims survived. >> there are times of suffering, when we suffer, we have two choices. either to ignore god or to believe in him. family, friends and a community gathered to say good-bye to a gonzaga high school senior killed in a beltway crash. news 4's zacharykisch shares more. >> reporter: dominik pettey was only 17 years old. his impact was undeniable. they wore gonzaga high school colors and long faces.
they packed the pews of the basilica to say a final good-bye. many new him as dom, a loyal friend, scholar athlete, a 17-year-old senior. he was a class act at gonzaga high school. classmates say he was a natural leader. it was how he carried himself in the classroom and on the ice. he was a special guy. >> dominik pettey! >> reporter: he was out with buddies on halloween when the car they were riding in ran out of gas on montgomery county. that's when a woman who may have been drinking plowed into the back of the vehicle. dom was in the back seat. the news shook the gonzaga community. one classmate said it puts into perspective how fragile life can be. he made the people around him feel special, that's what made him unique. dom was deeply loved and will surely be missed. you can donate to an online fund for the victims of a deadly
house fire in arlington. we put a link to the website on nbcwashington.com. right now the gofundme page has raised more than $47,000. mary barks died trying to rescue her 7-year-old daughter emily from that fire. emily also did not survive. money from the fund will go to mary's husband billy and their other daughter sarah. the nurse who fought a quarantine order in maine says she may leave the state. kaci hickox and her boyfriend say they're waiting until tomorrow when she will be officially clear of ebola. nearly 21 days since coming back from africa, she's showed no signs of the disease. last week she won a standoff with the state government over whether 14e should be quarantined anyway. today maryland plans to roll out its revamped health exchange website. it crashed on opening day last year you might remember. the state had to spend another $41 million to improve the site's technology. today you can browse the website
and start comparing insurance options. you can't actually enroll, though, until november 19th. the idea is to gradually roll it out over a ten-day period to avoid high traffic jamming of the site. coming up, big changes in store for your commute starting tomorrow. why it's going to cost you more to make rush hour feel like smooth sailing. the gift from the cosbys that you can enjoy for free today. we'll tell you about it next. when we come back, the weather surprise we're in for this veteran's day.
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gaithersburg to laurel, the intercounty connector will now cost $4.40 during rush hour. too much? carl tweets given the absurd level of taxation in the steet and county, yes it's too much by far. that's why we have a gop gov. here in laurel some say the $4.40 toll is way too high. >> each way? >> one way. $8.80 round trip. >> no, no. i'll take my way abroad. that's gas, plus the connector. >> john sales with the maryland state highway administration says people are willing to pay for a speedy trip. >> in some segments between 45,000 and 50,000 vehicles pr day. >> reporter: as far as the new section opening up, keep in mind there will be numerous traffic shifts. >> 14 different movements that we're opening. suffice it to say by monday morning you'll be able to use 95 interchange and the icc all the
way to route 1. if you've lived in the d.c. area, you know the icc was fiercely debated about whether or not it should even be built. come monday the all-electronic toll road will stretch nearly 19 miles from gaithersburg to laurel. as far as future tolls on the icc, a traffic study was just completed. officials will take a look and determine whether the toll should go up or come down. good morning once again everybody. outside a clearing sky out there and sunshine. how mild will it be today and what about veterans day? what about veterans day? that forecast is
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and a $400 visa prepaid card with a 2-year agreement. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v welcome back. >> eric and lester are live in new york. we want to congratulate erica forgetting back to her anchor chair after her big race. >> fist bump. >> i appreciate it. just ahead this morning, we're of course talking about the two americans who are now back on u.s. soil this morning after being freed. they were both held in north korea. you'll hear from a grateful kenneth bae. we'll speak with jeffrey faust also released from north korea the last few weeks. fighting like cats and dogs in nascar. will the fists fly again today? also kicking off a week-long
series called snooze or lose. we'll share the results of our "today" sleep survey. some weighing in on the question which they'd rather have, sex or a good night's sleep. >> we'll tell you about all the fun we had, my chance to take the stage with country superstars rascal flatts. it was their final performance at the nashville bar where they got their start 15 years ago. they'll talk about the days where they worked for $40 a night and tips. >> we get to hear you play and that new song. >> dylan following the cold snap targeting so many of us across the country. at least we can be united in the bitter chill. >> lester, first week with matt and now this. >> working on my retirement plan. >> i like it. >> let's hope he remembers us when we show up at the red velvet rope. >> soon you'll see changes if you take the dulles toll road to work.
starting tomorrow, crew also close one eastbound lane, converting it from exact change to ez pass only. even when they're done, you can expect the construction for a while. crews are doing the same thing to 19 lanes in total and won't be finished until sometime next year. today you'll be able to get a look at the private art collection of one of america's favorite tv dads. >> bill cosby and his wife camille have donated some of their art to the national museum after african-american art. some of the pieces have only been seen by cosby's friends and family. >> you can see them, today, at the new exhibit. it's called conversations, african-american artworks in dialogue. today you can have a chance to do your part and preserve african-american history and culture as well. the historical society in d.c. is holding a free workshop all weekend looking for family treasurers. yesterdays familiar lease brought in everything from old
bibles to woven baskets. one man brought in his great grandfather's diploma from the 1800s. experts take a look and let them know how to care for those personal treasurers there. if they hold some cultural or historical significance, they could end up as part of the smithsonian's collection. >> it's designed to benefit america at large but through individual families. even some of their modest personal stories are woven into the fabric of the larger american story. if you have personal treasurers you'd like experts to look at, you can drop by the cultural society on k street between noon and 5:00 p.m. today. today's sunday service at the national cathedral will be in honor of those who gave their lives during world war i. the remembrance service begins at 10:25. several countries that lost soldiers during the war have partnered together. dean gary hall will lead the
mass. 2014 marks a century since the start of world war 1. >> you can help veterans and buy a cup of joe at starbucks from now through veterans day you can buy a special starbucks veterans car at the company. a portion of the sale will go to programs like hiring our heroes. the program helps veterans and their spouses find jobs. really neat thing and good weather for a nice warm cup of coffee. >> yes, it is. >> and it's going to be good weather on veterans day. >> you're both getting a pluses. the questions get harder as the morning goes along. outside, a nice way to get the second half of your weekend started. plenty of sunshine yesterday. clouds rolled in late yesterday afternoon. we're here for most of the overnight. not as cold this morning as it was yesterday morning. this moderating trend in temperatures will stick around for another couple of days. sky ever brightening out there this morning, looking good washington. sunshine to get your day
started. it's going to be sunny from start to finish today. little cool out there. almost a calm finish on the pot tack. a light breeze out of the northwest. current temperature 46 degrees. winds northwest at 5. even a few cold spots in the 30s, frederick and urbana at 30. gaithersburg, rockville mid 30s. mid 30s in western fairfax and eastern loudoun county. low 40s alongside the chesapeake bay. impact on your day today from a weather perspective, nice and low. plenty of sunshine and a light breeze today. temperatures, 30s and 40s now, will quickly be replaced by 50s for much of the day. our average high is right around 60. we'll be within a whisper or two of average today starting tomorrow into the early parts of the week, temperatures will be well above average. planning to go outside for your sunday night, sun is down at
4:59 and doesn't set after 5:00 again until january 5th of next year. temperatures this evening dropping out of the 50s and back into the mid 40s. by the time you start out tomorrow morning, 30s and 40s once again, typical weather by fwhoef standards. you'll be off to a bright and sun any start first thing tomorrow morning. look . as we get i understand tue l pick up more cloudiness. no chance for rain. as a result will be nice weather for veterans day. today upper 50s to near 60. tomorrow back into the low 60s we'll go tomorrow. temperatures right around 64 in town. tomorrow afternoon, very nice day indeed. temperatures in the 60s. enjoy it. as we widen out, guess what's coming our way. that's right. cold air and a lot of it. there's the aleutian islands. this storm was super typhoon
nuri about a week ago. it's no longer tropical but taking the warm air up into the high latitudes. once you've dislodged the cold air, it comes right down on us. so by later in the week it's going to be a whole lot colder around here. be ready for that. next couple of days, 50s today, back into the 60s tomorrow. veterans day, great day for veterans to get out and celebrate, the concert for valor, the concert starts at 7:00 at night and it will be great weather for the concert as well. enjoy it everybody. highs barely making it into the 40s for highs by late week. that means real cold. >> teeth chattering. >> i think so. >> thanks, chuck. a concussion may have benched this george washington student. but she's using at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies, to move, to keep warm, to make clay piggies.
. today a gw university basketball player will play for the first time in more than a year. >> concussions put her on the sidelines. news 4 sports reporter jason pugh tells us how lauren chase is using her experience in a positive way. >> i really didn't know much about concussions because it wasn't something that was very prevalent or talked about much in high school. >> lauren chase is sharing her story to help other college athletes deal with and better understand the severity of concussions. >> it is something that's very
prevalent. i think it needs to be taken very seriously, and the effects can really take a toll on an athlete, especially emotionally, physically. >> chase has suffered three concussions during her collegiate career. >> the most recent was spring 2013. this one took a toll on me where i sat out the entire year. dealing with symptoms of headaches a lot. >> you have to have a keen eye as a coach and making sure that you're not only protecting your players for them doing anymore physical harm to themself in the short term, but long-term part of it themselves. >> reporter: george washington university recently hosted a discussion panel to address condition discussion education and safety. chase became emotional when explaining how concussions nearly ended her dream of playing basketball. >> i've been curious from my own personal situation. i'll be starting grad school next semester where i'll have the aspirations of working the student athletes who suffer from
traumatic brain injuries. i think concussion research is going in the right direction. >> that was jason pugh reporting. this year the ncaa launch add mind matters challenge, a $30 million initiative to change the culture around concussions. in the day ahead, comedian jon stewart will be in d.c. the host of the new show will be at the screening for his new film "rosewater," the true story of an iranian journalist arrested and detained more tan 100 days. he was interrogated and tortured. stewart and the iranian journalist will take questions following the screening. thanksgiving is a little more than three weeks away. the crews here already preparing for the big macy's thanksgiving day parade. crews testing six new giant balloons at citi field in new york. you can watch the parade on nbc4 on thursday, november 27th. get a load at this, rope walker crossing a waterfall.
this is at victoria falls in zimbabwe in africa. the men walked about the length of a football field. they spent two years preparing for that walk. >> two years to prepare. you spend two years and still need the safety cord. >> that's insane. >> victoria falls is meant to be enjoyed from the security of the edge. >> with a camera. milder sun today? >> lots of sunshine. great looking day today. temperatures up close to 60 today. into the 60 tomorrow. getting close to but probably not all the way up to 70 on tuesday. that's veterans day. the concert, of course, is tuesday night. great weather for that. cooler weather arrives on wednesday. it's going to be a whole lot of cold by late next week into the weekend. we want to remind you that there are grinning to be a number of close sichx around the national mall because of the
show which is going to have rihanna, carrie underwood, bruce springsteen. >> dave grohl. >> they say up to 800,000 people could attend. that's the actual permit applied for by the park service. just to put that in perspective, that's way bigger than a lot of inaugurations to get everybody down there and off the mall. supposed to be from 7:00 at 10:00. if everybody tries to leave the mall at once, guess what? >> wednesday morning rush hour. on the top of our home page at nbcwashington.com, we have a link to all that information. that's going to do it for us right now. >> we're back at 9:00 this morning. [ high-pitched ] nailed it! [ normal voice ] you're right, that was really easy.
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good morning. finally free. two americans held prisoner in north korea back home on u.s. soil today. >> i want to say thank you all for supporting me and standing by me through this time. >> this morning, inside the high stakes mission to bring the men home led by america's top spies. bracing for bitter cold. bone chilling temperatures today. a winter blast target much of the country. dylan has the forecast. a college football player running in for an easy touchdown dropped the ball before crossing
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