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rning. the information police are hoping you can provide them with. plus crews are working to restore amtrak service as new questions are raised about the speed of that train. but first, tom kierein is tracking some storms that can rain out your weekend plans. >> just now looking at the latest view from our storm team 4 tower camera we do have quite a bit of cloudiness around. another view of the sky overlooking capitol hill. that shows a lot of cloud cover now over washington. that's been moving in over the last several hours. sort of holding the temperatures up a little bit. in the 50s most of the region. then by 8:00 it should be up around 60 degrees. get the sun breaking out by then. then by the lunch hour climbing into the low 70s. and lots of sunshine, a light southerly breeze is moving on through. here is the updated saturday storm timing. should be fine for your outdoor activities up until noontime and then by 2:00 is when we'll see
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some thundershowers beginning to pop up east of the blue ridge between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. they'll be tracking into the metro area. northern virginia and central maryland between 4:00 and 6:00. they tend to break up a little bit, maybe a few lingering showers to our south and maybe thunder and lightning by saturday evening. next weather and traffic on the 1s, coming up at 6:11 we'll look at your bus stop forecast. now melissa is dealing with three separate crashes. >> three separate crashes. first of all, 270 southbound here at buckeystown pike. had the chopper i should say, chopper 4 on the way to that one. 270 south at buckeystown pike. sounds like the left lane is blocked and there was an injury. could be a little while before that's cleared out of the way. 66 at the toll road the right lane is blocked and westbound southeast/southwest, a pedestrian was struck there. that clean-up is underway there. a wide look at things, overall
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no major problems. 295 is slow here as you're passing 50. maryland 95 powder mill road no problems there. but again, chopper is on the way to this scene, 270 southbound at buckeystown pike. hope to have that for you when we're back at 6:11 and we'll look at some travel times. a developing story in north -- firefighters discovered the bodies yesterday as they arrived to put out the flames there. they say the fire is suspicious. news4's megan mcgrath with more on what investigators will be doing today. megan? >> reporter: well, aaron, if you look behind me here you can see the police officers who have been here on the scene all night long. the home still encircled by crime scene tape. we are expecting investigators to return later on this morning. now, neighbors say a couple and their young son live in this house on woodland drive. the fourth person found dead is believed to be the housekeeper.
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now, arson and homicide detectives were on the scene on thursday and police chief cathy lanier is calling this situation very suspicious. it was 1:30 in the afternoon when a fire broke out at the home when rescue crews went inside, that's when they found four bodies on the second floor. how they died exactly what happened, that is not known at this point. now, yesterday, news4's jackie bensen spoke to a woman who normally comes to the house on thursdays to help her friend clean. that morning she got a text message telling her not to come. >> she sent me a text message around 10:00. she said i want to make sure you're not coming today. and come on monday. or any other day but don't come today. >> reporter: police are looking for information about a porsche, blue porsche 911 with a dc tag of dk 2418.
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that car was seen around 10:30 by the house and then left. it was located later in the afternoon, but police want information about who was driving that sports car. st. albans school nearby sent out a message to their parents and staff saying that this tragedy affected them. one of their families. we are expecting grief counselors at that school later today. back to you in the studio. >> megan mcgrath live for us, thank you. today is the funeral for a d.c. firefighter who died just moments after saving someone's life. the viewing and funeral for lieutenant kevin mcrae starts at 9:00 this morning at the d.c. armory in southeast. he collapsed after battling an apartment fire in the shaw neighborhood last week. a woman who escaped that fire told news4 mcrae saved her sister's life that day. he was 44 years old. 6:05. right now speed is the main focus of the ntsb investigation into that deadly amtrak train derailment. in the last minute before the crash, the amtrak train sped up from 70 miles per hour to over 100.
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we can learn why from the train's engineer brandon bostian, very soon. he is expected to talk to the ntsb in the next couple of days. today is the funeral for navy midshipman justin zemser. he is one of eight people killed in the derailment. we are learning an amtrak employee filed the first lawsuit in connection with the crash. and we're learning a safety system that's been around for decades was not being used at the time of this crash. it's called automatic train control, known as atc. the system is used on mass transit nationwide including metro. it's built into tracks and senses when a train is speeding and slows it down. our sister station in philadelphia confirmed with amtrak that atc was not used on the tracks near the site. >> most of these systems are designed to be fail safe which means if something goes wrong, they're supposed to stop the trains. >> we'll want to interview the people who were responsible for making those decisions and we
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ultimately will make an evaluation as to whether or not that was sufficient risk management. >> atc is different from positive train control which we told you about earlier this week. ptc is a more sophisticated gps based system that is not yet installed in philadelphia. right now, crews are repairing and replacing the damaged tracks in philadelphia. crews laid new tracks in that area where the train derailed. because the corridor between d.c. and new york is the nation's because rail corridor, they're anxious to get it repaired again. service between philadelphia and new york is expected to be suspended through monday as well. today we could find out how a judge wants to move forward in a rape case against jesse matthew. he is charged with attempted murder and rape in the 2005 attack on a woman in fairfax county. his lawyers asked to delay the trial set to start nextmonth.
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a judge could announce a decision here and matthew faces capital murder charges in the death of uva student hannah graham. we are learning more about the top candidate for superintendent of montgomery county public schools. the board of education president sent a letter home to parents that said andrew houlihan is its choice for that post. he is chief academic officer for the houston independent school district. that's the nation's seventh biggest school district. dr. houlihan has been described as a rising star. the wizards have to win tonight if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. they tip off against the atlanta hawks at the verizon center, there's we're at home. tonight's game is at 7:00 on espn. go wizards. new developments in the search for the missing u.s. marine held in nepal. wreckage found overnight and what the military is saying about the discovery when we go to the live desk.
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there will be reduced service on all metro lines this weekend because of track work. orange silver and blue lines will run every 18 minutes. yellow and green line trains will run every 20 minutes. on the green line the trains will be single tracking between college park and greenbelt. and the naylor road and branch avenue nations. red line trains will run every 24 minutes. the pilot of drone spotted flying his aircraft near lafayette park in d.c. is facing questions this morning. secret service agents spotted it yesterday afternoon and that forced the white house into a lockdown. they brought the drone down and they cleared the surrounding area. they seized a car from the area too that belonged to the pilot they believe. this is the second drone
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incident at white house this year. weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:11. here is tom. >> light jacket this morning. still rather cool. we're in the 50s much of the region as you head off to work and school this morning. you may need the sunglasses later on, but all cloudy now. and then for the morning, waiting for the metro, waiting for the bus, we'll have the cloud cover breaking up by 8:00. we should be up near 60 degrees, partly sunny sky. a light southerly breeze. next weather and traffic on the 1s a look at our weekend storm chances at 6:21. now melissa has an update on those crashes. >> take a look at this, chopper 4 got over the scene here. we are talking about 270 southbound at buckeystown pike. so chopper 4 just arrived here. you can see this crash is off to the left side of the roadway. still though we have a three mile backup headed out of frederick toward this problem here at buckeystown pike. it will be slow even though it's out of the roadway. taking a look at travel times, 270 from germantown to the beltway, no problems there. loop 270 no problems.
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same thing in virginia 66 inbound, 95 north, no big delays. remember to listen to our friends on wtop when you hop in your car for the latest on traffic. it doesn't take much to realize that raising kids on you own is tough work. now a new study is showing the toll it takes on the health of single mothers. and encouragi
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i'm kristin wright. right through the u.s. military confirms that the missing marine helicopter has been found in nepal. this is one of the search teams that was looking for the chopper. the nepal army found the wreckage. six marines were on board and two nepalese soldiers. the helicopter disappeared tuesday while delivering aid to earthquake victims. our military is assessing the crash site this morning and beginning their investigation. eun? >> thank you. government leaders in nepal are being forced to work in tents after the two massive earthquakes that hit the country. the latest earthquake happened tuesday.
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it severely damaged a key building that houses the prime minister's office in the heart of kathmandu. a spokesperson for the prime minister's office says they're trying to find alternate space. some stores reopened today and traffic started to flow again on the streets of kathmandu. a metro official says that rail service performance is -- in 2015 is quote the lowest in recent memory. the performance office presented the record card yesterday. limited bus service are among the concerns and robberies and aggravated assaults increased since last year. escalator and elevator service has improved, however. metro says it will start washing out its tunnels in order to prevent smoke incidents. cleaning up the grime helps to keep the electrical equipment running. thousands of commuters were slowed this week and they
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stopped washing out the opportunities more than 20 years ago. montgomery county has a new fire chef. ike leggett promoted acting chief scott goldstein to post. goldstein is a 25-year veteran to the department. he succeeds steve lohr who retired at the beginning of the year. a police body camera catches the terrifying moment an officer gets dragged. the driver was asked to remove his keys and take a look at what happens next. >> hand me the keys. out of the car. >> sir -- i'm calling my first first -- i'm calling my brother first. >> you can hear and see the driver refused to get out of the car. he speeds off with the officer hanging on. the chaos was captured on the body cam as the officer rolls around. he was eventually able to let go and call for help. he was not seriously hurt. the 23-year-old suspect turned himself in to police yesterday. university of maryland police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with an assault inside a dorm building. police say colby dean wandered
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into a dorm building last friday while he was drunk. according to the police report he walked into three different rooms with the doors unlocked. in one case a female student reported waking up to a hand touching her inappropriately. it is now 6:19. jurors will be back to work today trying to determine whether the convicted boston marathon bomber deserves to die. dzhokhar tsarnaev was convicted last month of all 30 charges against him. 17 carry the death penalty. the jury did have some questions about the charges yesterday. in order for tsarnaev to receive the death penalty, the decision must be unanimous. three people died and more than 260 were hurt when two pressure cooker bombs exploded near the marathon finish line two years ago. new information this morning about how common it is for bullying to happen at school. the u.s. education department released the new numbers overnight from 2013. it found that 22% of students aged 12 to 18 said they were bullied at school.
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that's down 6% from 2011. it's also the lowest level seen by the department since it started taking the survey in 2005. the survey also found that girls are more likely to be bullied than boys. and white students are more likely to be bullied than minority students. more big moves from former maryland governor martin o'malley. oal mali plans to -- o'malley plans to sign a lease on an office space near penn station. o'malley says he'll tell us on may 30th whether he plans to challenge hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. he held a call with supporters yesterday saying he can bring new leadership to the white house. republican voters in iowa will be watching the lincoln dinner closely tomorrow night. 11 white house hopefuls are expected there. here are the names of some carly fiorina, scott walker, rick santorum lindsey graham rand paul ben carson as well as donald trump. you can watch for the candidates
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to use quick one liners to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. music lovers are remembering a legend an an icon this morning. ♪ >> overnight we learned that the king of blues, b.b. king died at his home in las vegas. king wrote unforgettable hits like "the thrill is gone." he was inducted into the blues foundation hall of fame and the rock and roll hall of fame. he suffered from dementia. he was 89 years old. people say his music will live on forever. >> if you ever listened to the music, no matter what the subject was. you sat there with a smile and a tapping foot whenever he performed. >> his music transended a genre. 6:21. we want to get you up to speed on the forecast. we're starting off kind of cool. >> meteorologist tom kierein with our forecast.
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weather and traffic on the 1s. >> i'm so bummed about b.b. king. i saw him live back in the day. he was wonderful. the fingers on the guitar were like playing a piano. i'm feeling a little blue and the sky is cloudy this morning. and the clouds will be around with us for the morning. showing some breaks in the clouds by 9:00 or 10:00 and by noontime, partly cloudy. the rest of the afternoon should be partly cloudy. some clouds rolling on through to our west. might produce a brief sprinkle late this afternoon. temperatures right now are on the cool side. we're in the low to mid 50s. upper 50s right by the bay. so not as chilly as it was yesterday morning. and as we get through the lunch hour it will quickly climb though into the low 70s. ought to hit the upper 70s by late afternoon. then overnight tonight, there's a chance of a sprinkle after midnight. then saturday morning some sunshine, after highs in the mid 80s.
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maybe a few scattered afternoon thundershowers coming on through. a good chance about a 60% chance. better chance of some mainly afternoon thundershowers on sunday. hotter too and very humid into the upper 80s. then hot and humid again on monday. feel like summertime. it will be in the mid 80s and maybe some morning showers and afternoon thundershowers on monday. and sun back in the afternoon, turning less humid, but still hot. lower humidity cooler high 70s on wednesday and thursday into next week. coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:31 your bike to work forecast for this bike to work day friday. now melissa, what's happening on the roads? >> still have delays, 270 southbound here as you approach buckeystown pike. chopper 4 is over the scene for us. you can see a 3 1/2 mile backup. so it's very slow even though this crash is off to the left side of the roadway. kind of a mess there on 270 this morning. very very slow as you head to buckeystown pike.
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just talked to police about this one, this is fifth avenue, a crash there. 66 and 95 typical. 95 a little slow northbound. overall, no problems in prince george's county. looking quite good there. 95, b.w. parkway 29 into and out of town is fine. past germantown you open up, fine all the way down to the ur spur here. back in ten minutes. 6:24 right now, and jeni's splendid ice cream has restarted production after finding listeria in some of the pints. it was first found in a pint of ice cream last month. it was traced to the spout on one of the filling machines at the production facility. the company immediately initiated a recall and voluntarily retrained all of the employees. a revealing new study suggests single motherhood may not be doing the body good. >> having or being a single mother at a young age can result in adverse health effects later in life.
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>> mothers younger than 20 divorced or parented alone for at least eight years were especially vulnerable to physical disabilities or disease. harvard university researchers say this could be a result of financial struggles or lack of social support. coming up at 7:00 on the "today" show, you'll hear what you cut do to lower your risks. roger goodell will personally hear tom brady's appeal on the four-game suspension over deflated footballs. goodell would preside over that appeal last night. and he was suspended four games and the patriots fined $1 million and they will also lose draft picks. the player's union filed the appeal. and in one corner, 226 pounds former heavyweight champion evander holyfield. in the other corner mitt romney. well tonight, they're boxing each other for charity.
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check out the stare down. probably one of the friendliest ones you will see in boxing. proceeds will go to the nonprofit that provides medical services in developing countries. good luck. a number of you are getting ready to leave the car at home and headed to the office on your bike. you're looking live at one of the many bike to work events taking place this morning. what you need to know if you're participating and plus what the weather will be like for your ride. 270 southbound a big mess, how to get around this problem. we have a 3 1/2 mile backup. back in a couple of minutes. and a police department is facing criticism after video surfaces of an arr
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right now you might want to consider grabbing your helmet instead of your car keys. activities are getting under way in falls church one of the many communities celebrating bike to work today. >> conditions are great for those of you preparing to ride this morning. spring like conditions as you step outside. >> storm team 4 meteorologist
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tom kierein has your bike to work day forecast. looking good out there. >> it is. if you're about to go biking or walking this morning you look at the ski and see the clouds is it going to rain we don't have any rain locally. there's some out in ohio and indiana and kentucky. there are a few sprinkles here in the central shenandoah valley but those should break up shortly. we're all dry in the metro area and temperatures on the cool side as well. it will be a bit chilly we near the low 50s much of the region. biking to work this morning will stay in the 50s with breaks in the clouds. then by noontime partly cloudy and mostly sunny with a few clouds in and out during the afternoon. great weather headed home and we'll be in the upper 70s. i know when you're riding a bike you don't want to be buffetted by the winds. melissa, we have big problems on 270. >> big problems on we're pushing this out on the
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nbc washington app right now. 270 south, that was at buckeystown pike now we're looking at delays. you can see as chopper pans up and zooms out a bit that we have a 3 1/2 mile backup as you head out of frederick this morning. your alternate going to be take 355 to 80 and cut back over to 270 to avoid this. should be clearing up a bit because the crash is no longer there. firth sterling, still have that crash in the district. wide look overall, beltway looking pretty good. you can see a bit of a slowdown outer loop of the beltway, as you approach georgia avenue. 66 lee highway, police activity on the right side of the roadway. typical volume inbound this morning. back with travel times in ten minutes. >> thank you. d.c. police say a train hit and killed a person on the tracks at pennsylvania avenue
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and "m" street. d.c. police say this was a csx train and they're trying to figure out why that person was on the tracks. 6:32. today we're going to learn how long a d.c. rabbi can spend in jail. prosecutors asked the judge to sentence freundel to prison for 17 years. today dick and jody vilardo's funeral is this morning at the fourth presbyterian church in bethesda. someone killed the couple on mother's day. a relative discovered their bodies. a law enforcement source says it was one of the worst crime scenes in recent years. a man is facing charges in connection with four high end jewelry thefts in fairfax county. jan parchewski of chicago is facing burglary and grand larceny charges. the thieves targeted wealthy
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homes and official documents say he's tied to an organized crime family. the president will honor members of law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty. he is speaking at the 34th annual police officer's memorial service at the capitol. it's open to the public. many of you and your friends might be getting ready to ride to work today. today is bike to work today and molette green is at a designated pit stop. hi good morning. >> reporter: eun, good morning to you. look at what's happened in the last 35 minutes since i last talked to you. check out the tents. they're setting this pit stop up. this is where folks are going to be coming by to get beverages, snacks, raffles. look at the bright orange t-shirts on the table there. how cool is that? cyclists tell me this is a great way to stay in shape and most of all, avoid a hectic commute in their cars. one biker told me this morning he pedalled to work 19 times
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last year and his plan is to up that number this year. >> it's really nice. it's avoiding 66 on the way home is pretty nice. you can see the cars backed up and i'm kind of rolling along. nice to get away from that. once or twice a week. >> reporter: all right. this is one of 79 pit stops across the dmv. 15,000 people have signed up to bike to work today across the region. look at how cool this set-up here. one of 79 pit stops like i said. really cool. back to you. >> a good day for it. thank you. if your bike gets a flat tire today don't panic. you can call aaa. they're offering roadside bicycle service to encourage you to bike to work. both memorial day and pool season are just around the
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corner now. d.c. council woman mary cheh will be checking out another pool. her pool tour heads to the lafayette recreational center in northeast this morning. you'll soon be able to enjoy whole foods if you live in prince george's county. county officials hope to attract more businesses to the area as well. it's currently being built in riverdale park. the store will bring healthy options to a county that's officially recognized as part of a food desert by the usda. a developing story playing out this morning in northwest washington. where police remain on the scene of a death investigation that they are calling very suspicious. the bodies of four people were found. the information investigators hope you can help them with. a live look at the dulles toll road in reston where temperatures are in the 50s right now. tom is tracking conditions you will see on your way to and from work with your commuter forecast. plus why your tacks may not
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hey! hey. >> new video this morning of what appears a spotsylvania deputy throwing a man to the ground. this is part of of the evidence in the excessive use force. former deputy schmidt threw nathan bart on the ground while handcuffed. another officer at the scene said barton was resisting arrest. schmidt is facing assault and battery charges. your property taxes could be going up in prince george's county. baker says the proposed tax increase is expected to yield $135 million for the school system. he estimates it would cost someone with a $200,000 home
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$300 more in taxes every year. the county council has the final say on whether his proposal will go through though. they are expected to vote on the budget at the end of the month. we are talking about a beautiful start to our weekend. just 59 degrees outside of our studios. some clouds out there though. >> nothing to complain about too much though. weather and traffic on the 1s now. we'll warm up nicely tom, right? >> right now the cloud cover breaking up a little bit. live view from the storm team 4 camera. great weather for the morning, afternoon and midday drive commute. dry pavement. stay in the 50s through much of the morning and then more sun in the afternoon. dry roads, but soaring to the upper 70s. a great day to have the windows open. great day for convertibles and motorcycles. as we get to the weekend a greater chance of thunderstorms saturday and sunday.
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we'll look at those chances next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:51. melissa has a couple of accidents. >> 270 at buckeystown pike that's cleared out of the way. south of that as you head further in no problems there. chopper 4 over 270 right now this morning, you're not seeing in other issues. have about a one-mile backup headed from frederick down to the buckeystown area. stay on 270, don't worry about the alternate. looking typical. 270, top of the beltway, 495, 95 to 270 looking quite good. 66 inbound -- 95 north, a couple minutes behind. remember to listen to our friends on wtop for the latest. putting your personal information at risk. the security flaw that left millions of verizon customers vulnerable to hackers. a developing story in nepal where the u.s. military confirmed that the missing helicopter was found ove
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right now police remain at a home in northwest washington. searching for clues that could shed light on the deaths of four people. it's shaken this quiet community. the information police hope you can provide them after your weather and traffic. >> there's capitol hill under a mostly cloudy sky on this friday
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morning. temperatures no now in the 50s. 50s through 9:00. increasing sunshine during the afternoon we'll make it into the upper 70s. >> chopper 4 right is now over 270 south, that earlier problem has cleared out of the way. now a one mile delay from frederick to buckeystown. stick with 270. don't worry about the alternate anymore. developing story in northwest washington. today we could learn the identities of the four people found dead inside this house a few blocks away from the national cathedral. firefighters discovered the bodies yesterday as they arrived to fight the fire. news4's megan mcgrath is live at the scene this morning with more on what investigators are planning to do today. megan? >> reporter: well, you can see behind me here some of the damage that was done to the home in this fire. a fire that police chief cathy lanier calls very suspicious. we are awaiting to learn information about the names of the four people who were found dead inside this home. now, neighbors say that a couple
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and their young son live in this house on woodland drive. the fourth person found dead is believed to be possibly be the housekeeper. now, arson and homicide detectives were on the scene on thursday. this all began to unfold right around 1:30 in the afternoon. there was a fire at the house. but when rescue crews went inside they found four bodies. now, how these people died, exactly what happened, that is all at the heart of this investigation. now, police are looking for information from the public. they're looking for information about a blue porsche 911. it has a dc license plate of dk 2418. that sports car was seen around 10:30 near the house. it was found some time later in the late afternoon but nobody was with the car. police want to know who was driving that car. anyone who saw it anyone who has information about the driver you are asked to contact investigators. that phone number is
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202-727-9099. and we are expecting investigators to return to the scene later on today and we are expecting an update as well. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. 13 before the hour right now. as we work to find out the identities, we know they have a connection to st. albans school in d.c. there will be chaplains and grief counselors on campus. the fire was in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods. not far from the observatory. neighbors can't believe something like this could happen on their street. >> for a thing like that to happen is a complete surprise. >> i'm shocked and horrified. >> now, as megan mentioned today investigators will continue looking for a blue porsche. we have put the car's description and number to call on the nbc washington app. developing right now in nepal, a marine helicopter missing since tuesday has been found. you're looking at video of the search from yesterday.
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the nepalese army found the wreck and and three bodies near the chopper. they have not been identified. six u.s. marines and two nepalese soldiers on board. it disappeared while delivering aid to earthquake victims. today is the funeral for the d.c. firefighter who died. the funeral for mcrae starts at the d.c. armory in southeast. he collapsed after battling a fire last week. a woman who escaped that fire told news4 that mcrae saved her sister's life that day. we can find out how a judge wants to move forward in the rape case against jesse matthew. he is charged with attempted murder and rape in a 2005 attack on a woman in fairfax. earlier this week his lawyers asked to delay the trial now set for next month. today a judge could announce a decision.
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matthew faces capital murder charges. in the death of uva student hannah graham. right now speed is the main focus of the ntsb investigation into a deadly amtrak derailment. in the last minutes before that derailment, the amtrak train sped up from 70 miles per hour to over 100. now we could learn why from the engineer brandon bostian, very soon. today is the funeral for navy midshipman justin zemser one of the eight victims killed. we are learning that amtrak's employees -- one of them has filed the first lawsuit in connection with that derailment. and we're learning a safety system that's been around for decades was not being used at the time of that derailment. it is called automatic train control. atc. the system is used on mass transit nationwide including our metro system but it's built into the tracks and slows the train down. our sister station in philadelphia confirmed with amtrak that atc was not used on the tracks near the derailment site.
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now, because the corridor between d.c. and new york is the nation's busiest rail corridor officials are working overtime now to get the track fixed and trains moving again. amtrak is running modified service between d.c. and philadelphia through monday. service between philly and new york expected to be suspended until monday. and coming up on "today" show stephanie gosk breaks down what we know about the conductor. and we're looking at a the top superintendent for montgomery schools. dr. houlihan is their choice. he's a chief academic officer of the nation's seventh largest school district. he has been described as a rising star. verizon trying to ease the customer concerns after personal exposed. cnbc's landon dowdy has that story for your money. good morning. >> hey, aaron, good morning to
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you. verizon patched a security flaw this week that could have exposed personal information of 9 million customers. the company was alerted to the flaw by a security expert via buzzfeed. hackers got access to social security numbers but verizon doesn't believe that any customers were impacted. all right, the verizon center is rocking tonight as the wizards try to stay alive, they play the atlanta hawks in a do or die game six. they trail in the best of the seven series. tip-off at 7:00. it seems like every game has gone down to the wire. all right, i want to turn to tom kierein at 6:51. rolling into the weekend. we'd like some nice weather. >> you pass a coworker in the hall. you say, hey, how you doing? another day in paradise. it will be another day in paradise. >> a good thing. >> gorgeous -- oh yesterday certainly was. >> yeah. >> absolutely magnificent. we have clouds around now, but
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the storm team 4 skycast showing improving sky cover with lots of sunshine by noontime. during the afternoon should be mostly sunny to partly cloudy at times. a small chance of a sprinkle west of the metro area by late afternoon. that that's west of i-95. we have the clouds breaking up and temperatures by 8:00, around 60 degrees. low 70s by noon and then partly sunny in the upper 70s by late afternoon. here's the updated storm timing for saturday. we'll be fine in the morning. good for all your morning activities until noontime. then around 2:00 in the afternoon we may see some thunderstorms, the patches of green and orange that's just west of i-95 northern virginia into parts of maryland. after that between 2:00 and 4:00 some thunderstorms coming in and then tracking off south and east to the eastern shore by
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6:00 p.m. into the evening hours another round of thunderstorms coming through saturday evening between 9:00 to midnight. especially north and east of the metro area. it's going to be warm and humid too on saturday. again on sunday with highs in the 80s. both days. feeling like summer on monday. post your pictures like lloyd ferguson did of the flowers climbing a fence in middleburgh. when you're out and about, post them on facebook and twitter. i share on instagram. monday and tuesday still feeling like summer. could get some showers and thundershowers both days. then lower humidity highs in the 70s. melissa, what's going on now? >> brand new problem here fairfax county parkway at lee highway, got a report of a crash here. just got off the phone with police they're saying that we have some closures there. not sure of the specific closures. so we're sending chopper right now. but it sounds like it's a semi on its side, so that's going to be a problem. once we get over that. and wide look at things looking pretty typical here with the big look at the beltway. 66 and 95 no major issues right
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there. prince george's county overall just slow in the normal spots. out bound, b.w. parkway outside the beltway approaching 32 a little slow. 270 at montrose down to the spur no major problems. eun? >> thank you, melissa. 6:54 now. before you head out to catch a train, you now have some more parking options along the silver line. 100 spots are temporarily available at the silver line center's underground garage on west park drive. they are available every day and can be reserved for a dollar an hour or $50 a month. the location is within walking distance of the tyson's corner metro and galleria connector bus service to metro is available as well. to advertise the new parking the building is lighted with a silver "p" at night. so you'll know about it. all right, today a lot of you may saddle up your bike to get to work today. >> saddle up a bike? news4's molette green is in falls church this morning at one of the many pit stops around town. is there a guy in a skirt behind
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you? what is that? i saw something colorful back there. >> i know. i know. they're dressed up for the whole event. animal crackers among the snacks here at this pit stop in falls church. all for bike to work day. promoting fitness and to get you out of your car. and out of traffic. now, some folks out here are experienced they go to work this way all the time. pedaling to work. this event is aimed at getting you to try it. jump on your bike and go to work and try it, save time. save gas. get in shape. and bike to work. that's the latest from falls church. we're live this morning. all the way live back to you. >> thanks. while you're biking to work stop for a doughnut and cup of coffee, work out the calories. we're partnering with the goodies food truck. >> the guys behind the food truck will be handing out free doughnuts and coffee outside the far agate park.
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>> supplies will go past. four things to know as you head out the door. a houston public school official the top candidate for superintendent of montgomery county schools. the board of education says dr. houlihan stood out from a list of 25 applicants. today is the funeral for a navy midshipman, killed in the amtrak train derailment. zemser was only 20 years old. a wreckage of the u.s. helicopter has been found in nepal. the bodies have not been identified. once we learn the identifies of the four people killed in this fire we'll send a push alert to your phone with the nbc washington app. d.c. firefighters discovered the bodies yesterday as they arrived to put out that fire. firefighters say the fire is suspicious. you'll need a light jacket this morning. it's rather cool under a mostly cloudy sky. stay in the 50s for another hour or so and then jump into the 60s late morning. and then increasing sunshine in the afternoon with highs reaching the upper 70s. still not very humid. melissa?
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right now brand new problem at fairfax county parkway at lee highway. some closures there. chopper 4 on the way to this crash. sounds like a semi-truck on the side. got off the phone with police sounds like a fuel spill. some clean-up involved as well. >> thank you. that is the broadcast this morning. we appreciate you spending some time with us. >> "today" show is next. have a great weekend. >> make it a great friday, everybody.
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good morning. breaking overnight. the wreckage of that u.s. marine helicopter missing with eight people on board found in the mountains of nepal. a recovery operation underway. we're live at the pentagon. ready to talk. the amtrak engineer in that dederailment agrees to interview bid the ntsb. but after admitting he has no memory of the crash, will he be able to help the mystery of the sudden acceleration? showdown set. roger goodell says he'll personally hear tom brady's appeal of his deflategate suspension. as the patriots face ridicule for saying the man who called himself the deflator in texts was actually talking about his weight


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