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for killing michael brown. news4 is following the protests in ferguson and across the nation. >> we will tell you about some new arrests that happened in just the last 30 minutes and a new plea from michael brown's family. and we are watching the chance for some snow before it comes. our temperatures are starting to slide. >> so we want to get right to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to start weather and traffic on the 1s. after we got to the mid-70s yesterday, we were talking about snow. we have all the counties in blue under a winter storm watch for wednesday morning into wednesday afternoon to include frederick county, washington county in maryland, the panhandle of west virginia, shenandoah valley, and the nearby counties here where the snow is going to begin to pile up a little bit. but areas to the east of us, it's going to be mostly a rain event tomorrow. and might get a mix of snow during the afternoon. some of the roads will be maybe a little slushy, but everything will be wet. and any accumulation will be on grassy areas. but to our west, that's where it will be almost all snow.
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accumulations likely. not just on grassy areas but also on the roads. so the roads will be slippery in the winter storm watch zone. right now off to a mild start. temperatures in the 50s to right around 60 degrees. a lot of clouds around. there's capitol hill under a cloudy sky. we'll see clouds through 8:00 in the mid-50s. near 60 by noon with a little sun trying to break out. then mostly cloudy the rest of the afternoon and falling back down into the upper 50s. the next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:11. chuck bell is out with the storm team 4x4 with your travel weather for today and wednesday. now melissa is looking at travel early the tuesday morning. good morning, tom. looking forward to playing in the snow, perhaps, but not driving in. tysons corner, inner loop and outer loop is looking quite good. virginia 95 north of route 1, we have a lot of volume but no problems overall. we are looking quite nice. the beltway at forestville road is moving along and looking good as we take a wider look at things.
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overall, in general, we're looking nice this morning. taking a look at 295 as you're passing 50, a typical slow spot there. then taking a look at 270, we are fairly slow. no reason for this, but as you head out of frederick southbound, probably 35 miles per hour getting into clarksburg where it opens back up down to the spurt. i'm back at 6:11 with weather and traffic at 6:11 when we talk about the travel times. 6:02 is the time right now. we are monitoring breaking news from ferguson, missouri. right now fire crews are making progress putting out more than two dozen fires overnight. this is video from just a little while ago of an advanced auto parts store. you can see plenty of smoke still smoldering. there were also reports of looting. police say they made close to 30 arrests. this is all after a grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson for the shooting death of michael brown. so far, no deaths or serious injuries have been reported. the protests in california
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are getting out of control. angie goff has more on that from the live desk. >> reporter: hi, this just into the live desk. a number of people have been arrested out in oakland, california. that is according to the san francisco chronicle. protesters here surrounded police and also blocked a major interstate. also, getting reports that an officer was struck in the head with a brick. this all happened after about 1,000 people started gathering downtown after hearing the grand jury's decision. some protesters laid in the streets in an effort to block the traffic. you're looking at the crowds gathering around interstate 580. a major interstate in oakland right now. we'll bring you more as we get it. for now, back to you. i want to share with you now what michael brown's family had to say shortly after the grand jury decision was announced. it says, quote, we are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the cops consequences of his actions. while we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in way that is will
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make a positive change. we need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen. join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. we respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful, answering violence with violence is not the appropriate react. let's not just make noise, let's make a difference." and president obama echoed the brown family calling for calm. >> he also said the decision in ferguson reflects continued questions about racial tensions in america. but he said we can't forget the progress that's been made. >> we have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. i have witnessed that in my own life and to deny that progress, i think, is to deny america's capacity for change. >> the president also said the nation is built on the rule of
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law and americans need to accept the decision that the grand jury made. thousands of duments were released along with that grand jury's decision. these are new photos of officer wilson taken shortly after the shooting. the photos were taken in the hospital and show a slightly bruised face and neck. right now ferguson, missouri, is waking up bruised and battered after all the protests. >> there were dozens of fires, looting, plenty of gunfire as well. jennifer bjorklund is joining us live from ferguson. jennifer? >> reporter: that's a great characterization, bruised and battered. but the miracle is that there was no loss of fe. that was the number one priority here of the police officers here as protesters got out of control early on. we watched a meat market set on fire and looted. fire trucks came by to put out fires but then moved on quickly as more fires were burning.
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at one point there were at least a dozen buildings on fire. 25 fires in all. and several of them are still burning. and so much gunfire being just randomly discharged around this area. police officers saying they personally witnessed 150 rounds being fired off. and it led to some flight restrictions. the faa diverting flights overnight. about five flights diverted and are now just lifting that restriction and everything is back to normal, but that's a very different story and characterization for what is happening here. it's going to take a long time for this community to pick up and move on after what is happening here. >> jennifer bjorklund live in ferguson, missouri. thank you. the protests stretched across the kouchb triand into d.c. why it was so important to this group here to keep its protests peaceful.
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plus, the scare on the flight from dulles to leave a passenger on a plane all alone. and we are live on union station as you get ready to travel for thanksgiving.
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fears of ebola had one airline take precautions. >> the united airlines flight from dulles to denver was held on the tarmac last night when it arrived. the passenger was stuck on the plane while others got off the plane. they were concerned about the person's medical history. they determined the passenger did not have symptoms of ebola and was released.
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this morning the storm team 4x4 is looking into the chances for snow and the possibility of this disrupting thanksgiving. >> reporter: unfortunately, i think there could be a lot of delayed or slightly changed and altered travel plans into the big day for tomorrow. out here in front of union station right now, we are measuring 59 degrees at the storm team 4x4. we are looking over all the latest data. it will be very dicy around here by tomorrow morning. for now, temperatures in the 50s and low 60s outside. not much of a rise in temperatures later on today. as far as travel weather for today, if you can, get away early. i would definitely recommend it. especially if you are using the i-95 corridor north or south primarily going up to the north as today will be a relatively quiet day. our chances for rain here in washington arrive after the sun goes down tonight. and then for tomorrow, cold air moves in and it will change the
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rain gradually over to snow. tom has been bringing you all the latest on the weather advisory and the winter storm watch out in the shenandoah valley. he'll continue to bring you all that and bring you your expected snow totals coming up in ten minutes. really, the best place to travel to for thanksgiving if you still have the option, go on out to the desert southwest. how nice would 85 and sunny in palm springs, california, feel. either that or perhaps vegas, but it is just a short drive between the two. >> all of us are sighing here, aww, that would be nice. the beltway at 66 here, this is the outer loop. everything is looking good there moving along nicely. playing nicely as well. taking a look at the beltway, in general, we're looking good. a little slow on the outer loop there at georgia avenue with travel times looking good. 95 north quantico to the beltway, you're at 34 minutes. 270 looking good.
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495, outer loop to 270 is also looking good. a live picture of 270 is coming up. the scathing article about the university of virginia that could lead to new laws statewide. the new push to stop sexual assault on college campuses. and you may be to blame if your child is misbehaving. the new connection between a child's name and how often they are punished in school. your time is 6:13.
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we are monitoring breaking news from ferguson, missouri, right now. this is new video of the fires set overnight. take a look at the flames. fire crews are making progress with these fires. officials say as many as 25 buildings were torched. police have made close to 30 arrests. this is all after a grand jury's decision not to indict officer darren wilson for the shooting death of michael brown. so far no deaths or serious injuries have been reported. here in d.c. protesters crowded lafayette park and pennsylvania avenue demonstrating at the white house late into the tonight.
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hundreds were there and they held signs, put their hands in the air and some laid down in the rallies as dozens of secret service officers and police officers stood by. those at the rally were committed to a peaceful protest. >> we had police officers follow us down 7th street, but we kept telling them this was a peaceful protest and insisted it was peaceful. >> our news4 reporters on the scene there said police did not interrupt with the protesters. many of the demonstrators started on u street, some used megaphones and others cried. protesters picked up more and more people as they marched a mile and a half to the white house. d.c.-elect muriel bowser released a statement saying, let's stand with michael brown's family looking for solutions to
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long-standing inequities. and here's a look at the "st. louis post-dispatch" this morning. it says, no charges for wilson. in ferguson this morning, schools are closed. a decision administrators made before the announcement last night. 6:18. and today the governing board at the university of virginia will discuss how to respond to reports of sexual assault on campus. right now all fraternity activities are suspended there. this after the rolling stone article that graphically described a rape at a frat house. and no matter how the board acts, all college policies in virginia could be changing. according to "the richmond times dispatch," the general assembly could treat the assaults as a criminal offense. they could hold hearings on this in january. and this morning all things are back to normal at bwi airport. everything is now running on time. an underground electrical cable failed yesterday to shut down
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security checkpoints and ticket counters to force cancellations and delays. 6:19 right now. after such a warm day around here yesterday, this is sort of the buffer day where we transition into something ugly. >> yes, and it is coming at a bad time as people travel for the thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. we'll get an update on the forecast with tom. good morning. good morning. arriving tomorrow, here is the latest timing on the arrival of rain and the arrival of snow. a lot of clouds throughout the rest of the day today. then overnight tonight after midnight, the area in green is rain. so it could be raining by about 3:00 tomorrow morning, shenandoah valley. then to our west, we'll see that transition over to snow in the highlands of west virginia, panhandle of west virginia. that's going to be at 8:00 tomorrow morning. and then by around noontime it will change over to all snow, shenandoah valley and the blue ridge to the counties east of
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the blue ridge. the pink zone is an area where we may get wet snow mixing in with rain around the metro area and northern virginia and north-central maryland. then it will change over to all mixing around much of the metro area by late afternoon and early evening. then it will quickly end tomorrow night. then it is all gone. so we do have a big area under this winter storm watch. all these areas in blue along the blue ridge and points west including frederick and loudoun county, northern falkier and p rapahanic county. we have snow off to our west that will move in the heavier accumulations and roads will likely be slippery. it will mostly be all snow there with about three to six inches. the highest amounts will be right along the blue ridge. perhaps the south mountain and closer to washington, maybe an inch or so near the immediate metro area on grassy areas. maybe the northern and western suburbs, western fairfax county
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and northern montgomery county could get up to three inches. south and east, less than an inch and just all rain around the eastern shore and the lower part of the bay. all this ending by late tomorrow night. for today, fairly mild near 60 the rest of the day. just need a light jacket. after we get through the storm tomorrow, we'll have a rather chilly day on thanksgiving day with temperatures near 40 degrees and partly sunny. highs just near 40 again on friday. so there may still be some iciness around in the mornings both days because we are below freezing. milder for the weekend into the first part of next week. the next weather and traffic on the 1s and how quickly temperatures drop tonight, that's over the next 24 hours coming up at 6:31. melissa, what is happening with the roads? 270 at montrose road headed to the spur, again, nothing bad at this point. maybe some folks are already headed out of up to. a wider look at things, we are slow here top of the beltway, outer loop passing the mormon temple, we are slow inbound 395
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headed to the bridge. and d.c. 295 is typically slow as you pass 50 headed into town. 66 hopping on in prince william parkway, that's probably the slowest spot. then you open back up just a little bit heading into oakton and things get slow once again on 66. taking a look at 95 in virginia, slowest spot is dale city again expected for this time of the day. still with a crash outbound south dakota with your alternate to avoid the whole thing near eastern avenue. a live picture of 66 is coming up. new this morning, north korea's kim jong un visiting a state museum. the state tv show showed the massacre of troops during the korean war. in the day ahead, a bill will be introduced in montgomery county to ban you from smoking e-cigarettes in public places. that bill would regulate e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes and ban minors from using them as well. the bill would also require
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child-resistant packaging for electronic cigarettes. voice your opinion at the public hearing on january 22nd. 6:23 now. in news4 your health this morning, scientists are working on a mammogram machine to solve the problem of pain. dutch researchers developed the device to use pressure measuring how much force is used on differently sized areas. it produces quality images and accounts for the varieties in women's breast sizes. today we can get a look at the dangers of cooking your thanksgiving turkey. the federal commissioners will show us what can go wrong when you use a turkey fryer inside your house. it can cause some devastating results as you can see. this is a demonstration from last year. the u.s. consumer product safety commission will also tell us what we need to know to stay safe and avoid other fire dangers. what's in a name? apparently there's a whole lot in a name. a new study out of california says your name can influence your behavior. researchers looked at the names of more than 63,000 children who logged achievement awards at
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school. apparently those named jacob, daniel, amy and emma are the most likely to be behave impeccably. those named ella, olivia and joshua are most often to be found on the naughty list. >> i wonder if our brains are just hard-wired to perceive it that way as well, not that the children are misbehaving, but we perceive them to be that way. virginians are cheering for a man from sterling. >> ryan phil is competing in nbc's hit show "the voice." ♪ >> ryan sill is on team gwen and wants to avoid being in the bottom three where he's been the last two weeks. last week he was saved from elimination. his fans have been holding a viewing party every week. and you can still vote for him by going to our website, and searching
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ryan sill. you must cast your vote by noon today. >> you interviewed him, right? >> yes, a super nice guy. his life has changed already as you can imagine from the exposure and all those rallying around him. you can watch the results show tonight at 8:00 right here on nbc4. >> go ryan. it's a change in rules just about everyone can get behind. how you can now skip a trip to the dmv in virginia. plus, tom kierein is walking us through this chance for snow in your weather and traffic on the 1s. we'll take you through the big change before the snow falls. and going through hundreds of pages of grand jury testimony involving officer darren wilson. we're learning why we are not getting a better look at photos from the scene of the shooting. it's 6:26. a secure retirement.
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early this morning 29 people were arrested in ferguson, missouri. at this point it appears no one was seriously hurt. this protest and others across
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the country came after a jury decided not to indict a police officer for killing a black teenager in august. we'll go to the live desk with new information from the testimony that the grand jury heard in minutes. right now "news4 today" is watching you forecast and morning drive. we keep your weather and traffic together on the 1s. we start with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. good morning. if you have the option of leaving today for your thanksgiving holiday, that is what i would do. things have been going downhill certainly by this time tomorrow morn and during the day on wednesday. right now, storm team 4 radar is showing everything pretty much dry along the eastern seaboard. except from inland from the carolinas to florida, we are getting rain this morning with minu minimal delays near chicago. traveling interstate 70 or going up 66 or route 50 heading into
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the shenandoah valley down 81, you'll be encountering snow. all the counties in blue under the winter storm watch for tomorrow including frederick county in maryland, loudoun, rapahanic and points west. most of the snow will be occurring there on wednesday. between now and then, we'll stay dry through this day, through the daylight hours with a little bit of sunshine breaking out. in the 50s now and it will stay this way through noontime with a little sun. then late near 5:00, we'll see the big flung in temperatures. down to the mid-40s by 11:00. and after midnight, cold rain. this time tomorrow morning, a cold rain in the low 40s. a look at your commuter forecast is coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:41. now, melissa, out on the roads are we feeling all right? we are doing okay with a little bit of volume with chopper 4 over inbound 66 at route 50. pretty typical, but we don't like to see this during the holiday week. you want the folks to be off
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since you want to be off. northbound on 95 in virginia here headed through fredericksburg in stafford county, you're pretty good. southbound through fredericksburg, you're a little slow from the late clearing construction past stafford when you start to get a little slow as well headed north. and branch avenue, pennsylvania avenue, looking pretty typical headed into town. a wider look at things, we are slow on d.c. 295 past 50. and the normal spot there, 395 is slow. still have the crash on outbound south dakota avenue at bladensburg with your alternate of eastern avenue. we have breaking news right now, demonstrations are being held across the country after the grand jury decided not to indict officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. 1,000 people marched in new york's union square. one man was arrested for throwing fake blood on police officers in times square. me of that paint hit the police commissioner bill
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bratton. in chicago more than 200 activists took part in this march chanting "whose streets? our streets!" and take a look at this silent protest in stanford, florida, where trayvon martin was shot and killed. many gathered outside the courthouse for this vigil. this morning we are looking at the documents to help the grand jury inissouri reach its decision. angie goff read the report with more from the live desk. >> reporter: going through the documents and evidence, here are some of the new findings. officer darren wilson spent a couple hours inside the hospital after the shooting where he was treated for bruising on his head and neck. and drug tested. it was negative. now, as for the shooting itself, wilson told the jury brown put his hands under his shirt and into his waistband when he ran at wilson. he says he thought brown was going to tackle him and that is when he shot. now, a friend of brown's testified that he did not run toward the officer. that friend being the person that was with him that day of
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the fatal shooting. we also found out that the medical examiner never took photos of the crime scene. something they typically do, but they never took photographs because they said the battery in the camera died. aaron? eun? thank you. officer darren wilson is thanking his supporter this is morning. >> he issued a statement through his attorney that read in part, quote, officer wilson followed his training and followed the law. we recognize that many people will want to second guess the grand jury's decision. we want to encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a peaceful and respectful manner." and we are learning that officer wilson was shot two months after he shot michael brown. he was married on october 24th. this is the second marriage for him. the new york times reports the couple also owns a home together. wilson's previous marriage ended in divorce. the story is still unfolding today. there are going to be a lot of updates throughout the day. you can get push alerts with all of the latest developments on the nbc washington app.
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for the first time, you can take the silver line to get your holiday shopping done at tysons corner. there may be dangers of thieves grabbing your bags on the metro, but fairfax county police are taking extra precautions and steps to keep you safe. police adding extra patrols in the mall and surrounding area, both undercover and uniformed officers will be out this shopping season. metro says you should be aware of your surroundings. the passengers tell us they feel safe. >> reporter: are you at all worried abo bringing your bags on the train? >> not at all. maybe i'm a fool, i don't know, but i don't have any fear. >> the tiesysons corner mall sa they will deliver your packages if you live within ten miles for $5. and virginia's vehicle
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registration is offering a three-year renewal. you can save an extra dollar if you do it online. and it is 6:35 today. maryland governor-elect larry hogan is in annapolis to introduce 20 new members of his transition team. hogan is is a republican to take office in january. he's already named several members to help his transition including some democrats. arming yourself with information this morning. the new place to find info on how many calories are in the snacks that you eat. plus, a chance you'll pay more in taxes in loudoun county. why your bill may be going up and how much. plus, the storm team 4x4 is live at union station. we'll take you through what to expect on your trip to work in your weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:41.
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new this morning, soon you'll learn how many calories are in the vending machine
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before you decide to buy it. >> the fda will announce that all change restaurants with 20 or more locations provide calorie up foe on the menu. many parts of the area already require this but the fda is taking it a step further. prepared food at supermarkets now needs to have the calorie information. and the vending machine snacks, things like candy bars, chips, pop-tarts, they all need calorie information prominently displayed and companies have until this time next year to make the changes. >> and a snicker's bar has the calories posted on the front, 250 calories in green. but it could be hard to see that from the vending machine. >> the pop-tart is 450 for this one. >> 250 in this one. >> if you're not a calorie-counting person, it won't matter. >> this snicker's bar is looking really good right now. are you going to eat that? we are on the air still. this morning meteorologist chuck bell is in the storm team
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4x4 -- excuse me. >> he's live at union station to check out what you'll be facing on your way to work. good morning to you, chuck bell. don't mind aaron. he's just having a little snack. >> reporter: aaron, if you would run to work, you could burn off those calories. just saying. outside this morning, i'm full of good advice. hey, this morning it's anything but cold for now. temperatures well into the upper 50s and some low 60s on the map. so it's not a cold start at all. but the wind will be turning back around to the northwest and cooler, dryer air settles in later today. you should plan on the lightweight jacket. for the commute, it will be dry on the way in and more importantly dry on the way home. so as tom has been saying, i'll have to reiterate it, if you can move your travel plans for tomorrow ahead, that would be the better way to do it. tom will have the latest snow forecast map and all the advisories coming up at 6:51. on the whole, today is a better
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travel day. let's hope that melissa mollet has good news on tuesday morning traffic. how about breaking news, does that work? baltimore avenue shut down at greenbelt road with your alternate at kenilworth this morning with chopper on the way to show us what is happening here to get you around that. a wider look at things overall, we are looking typical with the slowest spot on the beltway and the top of the beltway there approaching colesville. we'll take a look at the travel times, the worst spot in virginia is 95 north between quantico and the beltway at 45 minutes. otherwise 66 east, 395 north is looking good. 270 south 20 minutes. the outer loop at 270, ten minutes longer than it should. i'm back in ten minutes. thank you. several buildings in ferguson, missouri, are on fire. protester thes set them on fire overnight after a grand jury did not indict a police officer for killing a teenager. we are getting new photos from police officers tohow what protesters threw at them. we'll go to the live desk in minutes. and d.c. mayor marion
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barry's tradition of giving away turkeys will continue today. your time is 6
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16 before the hour. staying on top of breaking news this morning, fires, looting, gunshots, all this in ferguson, missouri. >> these are live pictures from
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ferguson where crews are working to put out all the fires and restore order. nbc's craig melvin is live in ferguson with overnight developments on arrests and injuries. craig? >> reporter: good morning to you, eun. much of ferguson is still smoldering. a number of hot spots still have to be put out, and we don't know precisely how many structures were set on fire last night but did find out a short time ago that 29 people were arrested. i want to show you one of the buildings here along the street, this is sam's meat market, a neighborhood grocery. it was looted first and then set on fire. and that was the case for a number of businesses along the strip here. there's a public storage right next to it. and you can't see it from your vantage point, but i can tell you there's still flames in the public storage as well. and at one point last night during the height of the violence, the faa actually banned aircraft over the city of
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ferguson. flights were not allowed to land at st. louis international airport and were diverting flights as well. i was in front of the ferguson police station where a number of gunshots rang out and the crowds dispersed. tear gas was used not once but twice. it was not the scene that so many people here had been calling for, the scene so many people were expecting. over the past few days, you heard so much talk about a peaceful protest and that's just not what we saw. in fact, there was a news conference at 1:30 that was held by the unified command. the law enforcement umbrella group overseeing the polices's response to the protesters, and the officer in charge said this was far worse than what we saw here in the wake of michael brown's death. later this morning, the parents of michael brown at 11:00 a.m. are expected to hold a news conference. at that news conference in addition to responding to the prosecutor's remarks from last night and the grand jury's decision, we are also expecting to hear michael brown's parents
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once again call for calm in this city. a number of streets have been blocked off as well. you can see behind me, and this has been happening the past few hours, law enforcement vehicles zipping by as well. the focus right now, again, the focus right now is getting a lot of the fires under control and also going back with some of the small business owners into their businesses and starting them to help pick up the pieces, so to speak. not to use the cliche, but that's literally what they will be doing. >> craig melvin live in ferguson, missouri, for us this morning. thank you. angie goff here at the live desk where we are just getting new photos from st. louis police showing a closer look at what they are seeing. this is posted on their facebook page. bricks thrown at officers. two police cruisers set on fire. and police seizing this gun, an automatic weapon. the police stating this is much worse that what happened any night in august.
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many cars and buildings were set on fire. some are still burning right now. as craig had mentioned there, 29 people have been arrested around the st. louis area. eun? angie golf, thank you. thousands of documents were released along with the grand jury's announcement. these are new photos of officer wilson taken shortly after the shooting. the photos were taken in the hospital to show a slightly bruised face and neck. >> michael brown's family issued a statement shortly after that decision was announced that says, "we are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequences of his actions. while we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in way that is will make a positive change. we need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen. join with us in our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera. we respectfully ask that you please keep your protests
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peaceful answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction. let's not just make noise, let's make a difference." gunshots made it a dangerous night for many including the nbc news crew. >> jay gray was standing nearby when he had to run inside. listen. >> everybody in. >> get in! get in! >> get in, get in, get in. stay right here. you can hear the gunfire and people shouting, get in! get in! and that was what they heard over and over again. someone in a black car then shot at jay and several other reporters and photographers out there on the scene. no one was hit. the "today" show is going to have more information on the situation in ferguson right now. they will have analysis of the grand jury decision and talk to the brown family attorney. that is all coming up at 7:00 on the "today" show right after "news4 today." 11 before the hour now, we are learning how police linked
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jesse matthew, the man accused of abducting hannah graham, to another case of morgan harrington who disappeared five years ago. our affiliate obtained a search warrant related to this case say investigators found a wood up tip from a cigar butt in matthew's wallet. it had dna on it that was a match to one of the pieces of dna found on harrington's search. shirt or shirt. and american, delta and united are all waiving their change fees. if you are supposed to fly out tomorrow, most airlines say they will allow you to change your flight to thursday or friday for no additional fee. they are trying to think ahead because we know we are on this winter storm watch. and they don't want to have to cancel flights for those heading out tomorrow. if you can leave today, that's a good option. do that if you can because we are going to have a winter storm of all things up credibly after
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we were in the mid-70s yesterday. we're talking about snow within the next 24 hours coming into our region. so we have a winter storm watch up for all the counties in blue including the nearby counties of loudoun and northern frederick counties and points west for the day tomorrow. areas east of there from fairfax, montgomery county, around the metro area, we are going to have a minute mall impact. the rain will change over to wet snow and the roads will be wet maybe a little bit slushy. most accumulation will be on the grassy areas around the metro area. however, off to our west we'll likely see it almost all snow with accumulations likely, especially near the shenandoah valley into west virginia. most of the roads will be slippery during the day tomorrow. and that includes 270 through frederick and uplythe hagerstown and interstate 70. interstate 81 especially from hagerstown through the sheppen doe washington valley and the
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western section of 66 is going to be impacted by this. up the 95 corridor up the east coast from washington through philadelphia to new york city to boston, that's going to be sort of the edge of the snow until you get to southern new england where they will likely have the heaviest snows and run into real problems tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. here is the timing on the arrival of rain. it does look like after midnight tonight all the area in green is rain. then by around 8:00 tomorrow morning we may see the mix of some snow with rain in the shenandoah valley. all snow out of the mountains. after that, we'll see wall snow closer tomy. all of this quickly ending by early evening wednesday. then it is all gone and leaving in its wake one to three inches around the metro area. mainly three to six inches farther north and west and much lower amounts, just less than an inch near the eastern shore. and temperatures right now in the 50s to hold steady this morning near 60 during the afternoon. so you'll be comfortable in a
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light jacket today. and then overnight tonight, the colder air arrives in the low 40s tomorrow with the rain transitioning to snow. back dow to the low 30s in the afternoon. thanksgiving day and into the weekend, a warming trend with 50s on sunday and monday. melissa is here with breaking news on the roads. breaking news in college park. take a look at this right now with chopper 4 over the scene. baltimore avenue at greenbelt road, your alternate is kenilworth because of the accident in the middle of the intersection. one car is getting onto the tow truck with another one here to take a little bit of time ch prince george's county overall looking pretty typical headed inbound on indian head highway. you're slow there. taking a look at 95 in virginia, you're okay in triangle and really jamming dale city to woodbridge. 66 at west ox road is moving but a lot of volume. something we typically see this time of the day. georgetown near the inner loop, the left lane is blocked.
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roll right along. you can sign a book of condolences at the wilson building in downtown for former mayor marion barry. you can stop by the lobby today, tomorrow and friday during business hours. next tuesday barry's body will lie in repose at the wilson building. his funeral will happen at the washington convention center. no date has been set yet. barry died early sunday morning from heart problems. right now people are lining up for the annual turkey giveaway. >> the people are already getting and gathering at the union temple church in d.c. where we find megan mcgrath. good morning. here before the morning. sup even came out to get their spot in line to get one of the turkeys here. now this turkey giveaway was very important to marion barry. and hours after his death, his staff wanted to make sure everybody knew that the event would be going on.
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they sent out this tweet saying, spread the word, everyone. mayor barry's staff will distribute 40,000 pounds of vegetables and turkey to residents. and that's exactly what will be happening here this morning. and i spoke to the man in life, and you can come on down here to get your turkey. >> just come on in here and get your turkey. then you have food. and he said, i'm happy to see you down here. unfortunately, he's not here. i kind of miss him, though. >> reporter: and this is video from last year's turkey giveaway. many people here today thinking of marion barry, mourning his loss. they are going to start handing out the food at 9:00 this morning. back to you in the studio. thank you, megan. if you live in loudoun county, a new report says your property taxes could jump next year. leesburg today says public school costs are rising more
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than 65 million starting next july. in a response, the property tax will increase $1.22 for every dollar that you make. and calories will be prom neantly posted in chain restaurants, grocery stores and vending machines. the board of visitors has an emergency meeting today to determine how to respond to serious sexual assault claims on campus at uva. and the parents of michael brown will speak around noon today to be the first time to talk on camera since the grand jury decided not to indict the officer who shot and killed their son. and crews are making progress in putting out the massive fires burning in ferguson, missouri. two dozen were set in fire to the grand jury's decision. more than two dozen people were arrested. and good travel weather today. it will be up near 60 in the afternoon with a little sun breaking out. a lot of clouds. then tomorrow we see morning
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rain give way to a mix of snow in the afternoon. all snow farther to the weekend. all of it ending by just after sunset on wednesday. in college park, chopper 4 is over the crash here on georgetown pike eastbound near the inner loop. that is the news for today. we appreciate you waking up with us. >> the "today" show is next. complete coverage of the aftermath in ferguson, missouri. we'll be back in 25 minutes. of shaving stuff. and thankfully, being able to find backups.
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lifeand thankfully, of shaving stuff. being able to find backups. good morning. ferguson in flames. chaos erupts after a grand jury decides no charges will be brought against the police officer who fatally shot michael brown. >> hands up. >> don't shoot. >> cars on fire, bottle rockets thrown at police. tear gas used to control angry crowd. >> probably much worse than the worst night we had in august and that's truly unfortunate. >> the protests quickly spreading from coast to coast. new york, nashville, los angeles. and tensions are still running high, "today," tuesday, november 25th, 2014.


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