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5:00 a.m. on this friday morning. betwe good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. chuck bell here now with yourmo. finally friday, that is our hash tag for the weather department today. a little cold front inching its way southbound. generating just a little bit of rain. just hit and miss light rain showers mainly northern maryland. this front should be passing down between about 8:00 and 9:00 this morning. use wring out a couple of drops. that's it. have that pocket umbrella with you. so here is your next 24 hours. cloudy, mild, maybe a sprinkle this morning. temperatures h s md mid-60s. tonight crdry, sunny, breezy. and tomorrow it ma
feel like march. and here is melissa. a couple things happening around town. one of them depend talking about the situation 5 inbound atting a came ke accokeek road, it's blocked east of the intersection there because of a crash. as we take a look here top of the beltway, outer loop at 270, still have the crash cleanup happening there just on the bottom side of the spur. that's a crash there overnight that is still hanging around a bit. as we widen out, you can see overall actually looking pretty good and green. i'll see you at 5:11. i'm erika gonzalez at the live desk. we're following breaking news. a deadly morning this lortol mo virginia. 6,000 block of river drive, this is in lorton, virginia. police describing it
deceased man with upper body trauma. they tweeted asking people to stay indoors. police are there, we've can got megan mcgrath also there on the scene. as soon as we can get a live picture from her, we'll be able to bring you the latest from the scene. we expect to have that within the next half hour. so stay with us as we continue to follow this developing situation out of lorton, virginia. a death investigation understand way there right now. today nancy reagan will be laid to rest next to her husband in california. relatives of every president dating back to jfk will attend her funeral. >> they will include might mich george w. bush and his wife, laura, nancy reagan's two children will speak also with tom brokaw. nancy reagan is said to have planned every detail of her funeral. >> a love story for the ages, that and he you how a rm forebutler remembers nancy and ronald. >> he worked at the white house from 198
respected her role but her love for her husband was first. >> it was really a heartwarming to see after all those years of marriage that the look that she gave him wil, you could almost the intensity of the love between them. >> when asked to describe nancy reagan in one word, he said gracious. you can watch the funeral live today, there will be an thbs news special report starting at 2:00. you can also watch it on the nbc washington app. 5:03. let's turn now to the race for the white house. former gop candidate dr. pben carson is expected to endorse donald trump today. you'll remember early on in the campaign, trump attacked carson calling him pathological and questioning his success as a surgeon. the two are set to hold a news conference to make it official later this morning. i cannot believe how civil it's be
>> it was far from the fight night many were expecting on the gop debate stage last night. the final four republican presidential candidates met in miami. for donald trump, ted cruz, john kasich and marco rubio, the stakes are high. there are 350 delegates up for grabs in next tuesday's primary contest. five states with 350 delegates at stake. tracie potts will join us live from capitol hill with what is going on with the democratic race, as well. today canada's prime minister heads to the american university school of international service in northwest washington. justin trudeau will host a q and a session. and he will lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery and attend a lunch on theons. the obamas hosted them at
dinner last night. 200 others attended including also some celebrities. the news 4 iteam up covered accusations against a former fairfax county teacher. we'll walk you through what they are. plus the computer error that swiped millions from taxpayer accounts in the district. it's new this morning. and a live look from our city cam now, a few of you may still see a few sprinkles outside. but we are in for a nice day. when our fantasti forecast c
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storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell getting you ready to head out to the metro this morning or hop in the car. >> that's right. nice looking day for the most part. we have a lot of clouds around this morning. and there are one or two little p pockets of very light rain. so pocket umbrella not a bad idea. so if you can wait until after 8:00 this morning, you will probably miss out on the rain chance entirely. so mix of clouds and light rain but most of if done by 8:00, 9:00. later this afternoon, partly to it at times mostly sunny. so clearing skies. a bit on the breezy side today. northwest winds this afternoon 15 to 20 miles per hour. 60s now and 60s later. there is the weather front that will wring out a chance for light rain here. but after that, all will be sitting pretty for your friday night plans. so traveling forecast, no troubles locally. a few showers richmond to raleigh. if
orleans, houston, memphis and berming h in birmingham likely to have the rain. here is melissa with all the latest in traffic. [ inaudible ] >> inner loop at van dorn, brand new crash there, two right lanes getting by here this morning. so a little bit of an issue there. outer loop at 270, crash cleanup there, so this morning we do still have that issue here on the left side of the roadway. that is still hanging around from late last night. inbound accokeek road, branch avenue, betwetwo left lanes get by. accokeek blocked east of the intersection. in honor of women's history month, we are highlighting the strong successful women who make our region great p. kendra blacl
studied biological engineering. but her path changed when she unexpectedly had to return home. it doesn't slow her down, though. she studied business and hospitality and we appreciate the efforts and all that she's doing in her own community. >> and thanks to all the women who make washington great. a virginia politician weighs in on the race for the white house. what tim kaine has to say about the gop as we're learning more about his potential involvement in decision 2016. and a teen arrested after threats at a local high school. lice tell us their you can't predict the market. lice tell us their but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price. invest with confidence.
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can see that the road is cordoned off. you can also see all the police activity. at around 1:30 this morning, that's when a 911 call came into police from a residence here on river drive. roughly the same time, a second 911 call came in from another house in the neighborhood. that caller reporting the sound of gun shots. police arrived and found an adult male in the backyard of a residence suffering from trauma to the upper body. he was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. now, we're told by police in an update just a while ago that it appears that the victim here was a resident of that home, it also appears that there was a likely somebody else at the home at the time that this happened. not a lot of other information being released at this point. they are asking anyone who heard anything, saw anything to please contact investigators as they try to piece together exactly what happened. they are also asking residents to stay in their hopes.
in a little bit. but i was told that they do not believe that there is a larger threat to the community here. but they are still on the scene investigating. this happened just after 1:00 in the morning. so we hope to learn more as the morning progresses. bag to y back to you. >> megan, thank you. we turn to a news 4 iteam investigation. federal prosecutors are looking in to allegations that a former virginia teacher behaved inappropriately with students. >> christopher rademacher resigned from his job at langley high school and his teaching license was revoked after a trip to germ aany in 014. scott macfarlane uncovered disciplinary records that say he supplied alcohol to student and encouraged sex act during that trip to germany. >> rad makiemacher provided no
unreachable. the trip was not sponsored by the schools. police could not launch a child abuse investigation because the alleged high school conduct happened overseas. no trim charges were filed against rademacher. the u.s. attorney's office is he reviewing the matter.charges we against rademacher. the u.s. attorney's office is he reviewing the matter. our iteam will continue to follow the story. fairfax county police have made an arrest in the case of a school bomb threat. a 17-year-old was taken in for making a bomb threat over e-mail at mclean high school. the threat was made wednesday march 2. but investigators say the teen is not connected to seven other threats in northern virginia from last friday. decision 2016 now. we are already hearing talk about the role virginia will play in the general election. yesterday senator tim kaine spoke of a conference of hispanic and african-american publishers. he criticized the racially charged rhetoric being used on the
>> this hateful rhetoric which i condemn and abhor, it is the death spasm of a feeling that people have about losing control. >> right now kaine is being talked about a possible vice presidential candidate if hillary clinton wins the nomination, but he declined to comment about that to us. cape canaver kaine will be visiting a special clinic that provides dental care for people who need it but can't afford it. the mission of mercy clinic begins at 9:00 this morning. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is taking a break from the campaign trail today as she heads to former first lady nancy reagan's funeral. clinton spent thursday in north carolina, illinois and florida. she assured supporters she is ready for whomever the gop nominee is. >> people ask me who do i want to run against. that's not for me to decide. but given what they have
them. >> bernie sanders is making stops in both north carolina and ohio today. new this morning, taxes are already complicated, often confusing. and now more than 500 people are ge dealing with a big mistake. a computer error caused a withdrawal of more than $7 million from bank accounts. some told the "washington post" said they had thousands of what they called stolen. the government says the money was credited back to all those people yesterday. it also plans to pay for any bank fees the problem caused. she stole the hearts of many people, including the first family. when she danced at the white house last month, check it out, d.c. read virginia mclauren still can cut a rug at 106 years old. and now she'll be able to keep those dancing shoes warm. that is because mis-mclauren will turn 107 this weekend. the community is throwing her a
awesome milestone. >> molette green is at the arc on mississippi avenue in southeast ahead of grandma virginia's birthday celebrations. going to be a big party. >> reporter: oh, high requestness, it will be a blast. you know she's affectionately known as grand made virginia and, yes, turning 107 years old tomorrow, her birthday party starts here at the arc in just a few hours. now, miss virginia who made those headlines as you said, she danced with the president and the first lady, super excited to meet a blackrd. the first black president of the united states. some wig surprises coming for her today, guys, including gifts to make her more comfortable in her very modest northwest apartment, and that's all thanks to our partner the radio station teaching up with bob's discounts furniture. kathy with bob's is joining us. thank you so
asking? >> because it's the right thing to do. it's part of our culture actually. we love to give back between our foundation and the outreach department which i head up, we give 365 days a year. >> let me ask you about the actual furniture pieces. we will show some of those images in our next half hour. but her apartment is really modest and you wanted to make her more comfortable, right? >> absolutely. once we heard that she needed furniture, we knew that they would come through for her. so a miss have i shopping experience was actually put together. she sdwpt know he doesn't know what she's getting being but living room, dining room and bedroom pieces will hopefully make her so comfortable because she deserves only the best. this woman is a mamazinamazing. >> reporter: certainly is. her birthday is actually tomorrow. the party gets started in just a few hours. we'll show you the pictures of some of the furniture pieces. remember, d
but that's coming up later on. back to you. what a terrific surprise for grandma virginia. awesome celebration. 5:22 is our time. want to get you up to speed on the forecast. heard you talking about some sprinkles? >> yeah, nothing major. >> cupcakes? when i think sprinkles, i think cupcakes. >> oh, right. yes. sprinkles like the cupcake. only these will not dissolve in water because these are actually water. nonetheless, what to expect for the day, a lot of clouds. a couple sprinkles outside early this morning. nothing major. but a couple of swipes on the wiper blades not out of the question. turning breezy and clearing out by late this morning into this afternoon. turning a little chilly tonight, but still no cold air in sight. no chance for a freeze anytime in the nearby future. outside this morning, skies are mostly cloudy
even northern parts of warrington and fauquier county and a few in prince william county. all part of a little cold front that is drifting in our direction. so we might wring out a little light rain during the first part of the day, but they will be under tenth of an inch. so not talking about a lot of rain, just a little sprinkle and light shower activity this morning. future weather then, high resolution computer models having a hard time even picking up on the rain chance. it's locked in on the clouds here this morning. but i think there will be at least a chance for few more sprinkles here this morning. but by noon, skies will clear out and it will be slightly cooler. so planning out your day then, low to mid-60s thousand. we'll stay in the mid-60s here through the remainder of the morning. clearing out by later on this afternoon. temperatures staying in the 60s. but with the sunshine returning, actually a pretty nice afternoon. friday night, nothing to wo
temperatures back up to in wi 5 later tonight. and then #finally friday, everybody. tomorrow partly sunny to mostly cloudy. probably cry for much of the day. but i couldn't rule out one or two lonesome showers. better rain chances come up on sunday. no complete washout, but also no complete 100% dry forecast either. spl spl sploo. brand new problem, 95 north at garrisonville, a crash being reported in the northbound lanes. and their dealing us the left side is blocked. seeing a couple slow gown doww south. so if anything change, i'll let you know. again, you can see some of the moisture moving in around 66 and 95 this morning. inner loop at van dorn street, just the two right lanes getting by. looks like it's getting a bit be f
minutes. outer loop at 270, crash cleanup still reported there, but it looks a lot better, as well. now green instead of the yeleyy orange color. and 95 at scaggsville, no worries. next we'll take a live look at 270. maryland lawmakers will vote today to an anti-drunk driving pill named for a montgomery county officer. families of drunk driving victims gathered in annapolis yesterday to show support for noah's law. it's named for officer leotta who was killed in december. the law would require convicted drunk drivers to use an interlock device after a first offense. >> i'm here for every police officer on the front lines, and i'm here for every family that has suffered this terrible long trail of tears. >> maryland governor larry hogan supports the legislation. today a very special ceremony for victims of an american terror ck
the sooting at ft. hood will be awarded purple hearts. major nidal hasan killed 13 people when he opened fire seven years ago. the governor of texas will award the medals to the military victims of that attack, nonmilitary victims will receive the defense of freedom medal, the civilian equivalent. richard engel says it could be a sign that isis is starting to lose control. a new leak of thousands of documents about isis recruiting and its recruits. a syrian man says he stole the documents on a flash drive and hid the drive in his baby's diaper. nbc identified six americans among the people named in those documents. some analysts question whether the documents are authentic, but two security experts told nbc news that it appears they are. big changes at one of the most prominent veteran support organizations. the wounded warrior project fired its ceo and chief operating officer.
of wasteful spending. former employees accuse the organization of making hone omof their injuries. you'll hear from some local muslims upset after last night's gop debate about that. and a man wielding a baseball bat, the wild chase and how it started just ahead. a live look outside for you here now. four things to know about your orecast with chuck belfl
targeted an 81-year-old woman. you'll hear there d.from d.c.'s chief. >> a softer tone last night, but is it too little too late. tracie potts will have analysis. metro's he new gm getting tough after a dangerous mistake. we'll explain how he plans to hold employees accountable. >> good morning. 5:31 just about now on this friday morning. we've made it to the end of the week. and the question is always will the weather hold out. chuck. >> hash tag today is finally friday because everyone has been working hard this week. time to get the week wrapped up and head into the weekend. we are dealing with a little bit of light rain here first thing this morning. chance for some rain showers to impact your plans here for the next couple of hours. but by 9:00, 10:00, that will all be gone. staying on the warm side, but for more records anytime soon. lots of clouds coming our way for the weekend. not much of a rain threat tomorrow
your sunday. light rain now northern maryland, northern loudoun county, even a few showers down towards culpeper and warrington, all part of our light rain showers coming our way here the next couple hours. so as you plan out your friday, sun is up at 6:25, it will be a cloud cy sky. light rain should be out of here by about 9:00, 10:00 at the latest. we'll go back to sunshine later this afternoon. temperatures are so mild now, we'll stay in the 60s from morning to noon to night. >> sound goods to me. sounds like a plan. >> how is that crash on 95? >> crash not so hot. inner loop at van dorn, still have the two right lanes the only thing getting by here this morning. so that is still pretty slow there. what chuck was just talking about, the crash on 95, left side blocked northbound at garrisonville. we're still a little slow also southbound. outer loop at 270, crash cleanup still reported there. we do have a fuel
associated with that kracrash. so does not look like it's slowing anything. 270 at montgomery village, no problems. travel times for you in ten minutes. breaking news this morning out of norfolk. the reporter on the scene is telling us that in the bay view area, a suspect has been shot by police. this happened just right around the 4:00 a.m. hour. very little information coming in right now. all we know is that this happened in an area right around two churches. and that one person is dead, shot by police. as soon as we get more information, we'll bring to you here from the live desk. back to you. mr. trump, let me start with you. last night you told cnn, quote, islam hates you. did you mean all 1.6 billion muslims? >> i mean a lot of them. i mean a lot of them. >> controversial comments by donald trump bou
night's debate. some muslims and arab-americans told us they're offended not just for themselves, but for everyone trump has targeted in his campaign. so show mmari stone talked to themd they say they love the united states and they feel like they have to constantly prove it. they demand an apology from trump. many shomari spoke with say she don't believe trump will ever apologize. a more civil debate for the gop candidates on the debate stage last night. this as former candidate ben carson set to endorse the frontrunner donald trump. tracie potts joining us live from capitol hill. what does ben carson's endorsement actually do for donald trump? >> reporter: it could bring him an additional different group of republicans supporters. ben carson was will that the
almost the polar opposite of donald trump in terms of tone and style. that endorsement will bolster what already has been a fairly strong run for donald trump. he's gotten the endorsement of course of other former candidates. although he's far ahead in the polls in florida. but what this really could mean is what we've been hearing of late from donald trump, unifying the republican party. he's trying to get everyone behind him. >> so how is it the tone of last night's debate impact the democratic candidates going forward? >> so that was interesting. because for the first time this weeks, we saw a very toned town, no personal attacks. the democrats have been hammering the tone of the republicans. are the republicans now unifying to try to get rid of that argument for the democrats. we do know that a big part of this race on tuesday is
to make her comeback after the big loss in michigan and bernie sanders will be in ohio, illinois and north carolina today. >> ra tracie potts on capitol hill for us. thank you. prince george's county is enjoying the best budget it's seen in years. and that means no new taxes for you. rushern baker is proposing increases in education and public safety. and there will be no layoffs. baker says the economy is doing well because more people are buying homes and the planned opening of a new mgm casino. 5:35. metro train operator may lose his job for running a stop signal. we're learning the driver of that train had the train on the wrong control setting. the train washingt entering a p track and it went too far past the red light. the new leader says people need to b
afraid of me, i want them to buy into we all open this system together as the agency. so you should feel the pride to get it right. >> metro has thousand made an engineering change to its automatic technology to prevent this from happening again. hunew details about a house fire in maryland. we're learning that a firefighter was hurt. chopper 4 was over the scene last night. the house partially collapsed. everyone made it out safely. the tire moved there the garage into the house on aspendale court. no word on how the fire started. the d.c. firefighter who removed his own oxygen mask to save the life of a 65-year-old grandmother is recovering this morning. danny lovato and phyllis terrell are on the same floor at washington hospital center. lovato should leave the icu very so soon. terrell was trapped he
lovato gave her his mask. that gave firefighters inside enough time to get her. still ahead this morning, a sweet sorry you won't want to miss. if you don't recognize this 106-year-old internet sensation, you are about to meet a woman who may make you want to dance all day long. and the countdown is on. why so many people are watching these eagles so closely. plus a live look outside. we know you're looking forward to the weekend. but will the weather mess up your outdoor plans. chuck bell has the answer after the break.
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eagle egg watch is on. i feel like i have to whisper because they're sleeping. eagles eggs laid by president obama and the first lady, not the real president, are due. >> as you might imagine, viewers from all over the world are keeping a close eye on the camera. i swear this is a live picture. it is alive. the pair of wild bald ago he wills are nesting at the u.s. national arboretum sleeping at the moment. there are some eggs in there. we'll see what happens. >> very cool. let's check in with chuck bell at 5:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. please tell us we'll have nice weather through the weeke
through the weekend? >> you don't sound convinced. >> no, i'm not. rain showers to deal with early on our friday morning. part of a cool front that is taking the record warm air out of the area. it will wring out a couple sprinkles here this morning. school day forecast, maybe a small pocket umbrella needed early this morning. recess gets a b. back to sunshine later on this afternoon. more on the would he be he saee. on marc, camden, a signal issue between laurel and causing major delays. so a warning for you. inner loop at van dorn, two right lanes getting by. 270 south looking good about that 95 over to 270, no problems there. 66 headed in and 95 north nt
alternate there if you formally take marc on the camden line this morning. today former first lady nancy reagan will be laid to rest next to her husband in california. relatives of every president dating back to jfk will attend her funeral. >> they will include michelle obama, george w. bush and laura, nancy reagan's two children will speak along with tom brokaw, who was a family friend. mrs. reagan is said to have 34r5 planned every detail of her funeral. a love story of the ages that's how a former white house butler remembers nancy and ronald reagan. >> he worked at the white house from 1980 to 1990. he says the former first lady respected her role, but her love for her husband was first. >> it was really heartwarming to see after all those years of marriage, that the look that she gave him, you could just tell -- i mean you could almost feel the intensity of the love
reagan in one word, he said gracious. as has been the case with other first ladies who have tied during his term in office, president obama will not attend nancy reagan's funeral today. he will instead be the keynote speaker at the south by southwest festival in texas. presidents don't allege attend former first lady's funeral. both president obama and bill clinton did not attend betty ford's funeral five years ago. and you can watch the funeral live today. there will be an nbc special report starting at 2:00. you can also watch it on the nbc washington app. an accused serial robber who targeted women is in jail this morning but police say more suspects are still at large. police arrested 23-year-old terrell strickland of northwest washington. they say he was involved in robberies where women were punched and shoved. d.c. police released a photo of a mazda suv they think was used in one attack and hopes of finding more
against women who resisted the robberies and in one case attacked and injured an 81-year-old woman in the course of these robberies. >> over the last ten weeks, there have been more than 23 robberies stretching from northwest to prince george's county. a woman is in serious condition after police say a man intentionally hit her with a car twice. leesburg police arrested landrum jr., it appears he and the woman had a fight and that's when they believe he hit her and ran off. he's being held without bond. community leaders are making an emotional plea for action in ward 8 after two women were killed nearly one year apart. i've have i smith was killed sunday while sitting at a bus stop on alabama avenue in southeast. the shots came from a church van. it happened across the street from where a reporter was killed last may while walking to a bus stop. at a
the community to help bring justice to the unsolved murders. >> we've been promised policing community and no tips lead to the resolution of the crime. so what is my wife to do but to weep because another one dies. another young woman dies sitting at a bus sftop just waiting to o home. >> he says there are more than 200 unsolved murders in ward 8. for the second year in a row, there a spike in murders in montgomery county. police say there were 29 murders in the county in2015, that's up from the year before. three quick robberies and a fast arrest. a man an accused of robbing three bank this is about 15 minutes. this happened in a four mile stretch of road in montgomery county yesterday morning. he's also suspected of a fourth robbery at the td bank in new carrollton. he was arrested at a wegmans parking loth yesterday. police have not released the success
suspect's name. chuck bell is standing by with what we can expect for the weekend. hey, chuck. >> good morning. friday off to a tearily cloudy start now. anything but cold outside, temperatures are already in the mid to upper 60s under a mostly cloudy sky. 61 now in leesburg, 68 this washington at national airport. 68 also annapolis. cooler where we've had some light rain this morning across northern maryland and panhandle of west virginia. here it is on storm team 4 radar. nothing heavy. just a quick sprinkle or two. this rain chance is move manage toward the metro area. so may want the pocket umbrella ready to go. it won't last long. the cold front soon threw the area by about 8:00, 9:00 this morning. once it goes south of us,ful take the rain chances along with it. and back behind this weather front here, a bit of a gusty northwesterly wind will blow these clouds out by later on thist
expect increase temperatures with the return of the sunshine, but the cooler air will offset that. so competing interests today. cloudy skies and lights rain here for the next hour or two. turning breezy with more and more sunshine this afternoon, but temperatures holding in the 60s. a little on the chilly side overnight, we've been so warm recently that it will actually feel chilly to be in the 40s by early tomorrow morning. tomorrow will start out with sunshine, but clouds come back in on us during the afternoon toll. most of us rain free saturday and rain free saturday night, but as we get back into the day on sunday, here is sunday morning on our future weather, all clouds across the area. not much of a rain threat early on sunday, but then hit and miss showers are a real possibility particularly sunday afternoon into sunday evening. all wrapped up into one neat package, here is your "7-day forecast." 69 today, sprinkles this morning, breezy this afternoon, mainly dry but cloudy tomorrow. best chance for rain this weekend is sunday afternoon and evening. best chance for rain in the next seven days comes upon
>> exactly what i like to see. thank you very much. taking a look at our biggest issue on the rails, we have a problem on the camden line on marc this morning. there is a signal issue between laurel and muir kirk causing major delays on the camden line. so check before you head out. inner loop at van dorn street, far right side still the only thing getting by. that right now take a look there, bottom of the beltway, we are slow, sending chopper there now, should be probably in about the next 15 minutes or so. 95 north at 610, garrisonville, left side still blocked. also seeing a little bit of a delay southbound probably folks looking at what is happening there in the northbound lanes. 66 and 95, overall looking pretty good. again, this is the radar here. this green blob looks like slime. it is mich movioisture moving t the area. 5 north at accokeek road, still
ride side of the roadway. 270 340montgomery village, no problems. 5:53 now. she stole the hearts of a lot of people including the first family when she cut a rug at the white house last month. and virginia mclauren says the trick is to keep moving. she will turn 107 this weekend. >> and the community is throwing her a big birthday bash. know lmolette green is live at c ahead of the celebration. i'm sure it will be a big deal. >> reporter: oh, yes. 300 husband peop o00 plus peopl this big bash where grandma virginia as she's affectionately known will turn 107 tomorrow is the actual birthday. the party starts in just a few hours right here at the
grandma virginia made those headlines when sdanced with the president and michelle obama. she never thought she would meet a black president in her lifetime. and it happened. big surprises coming for her today at her birthday bash including gifts to make her more comfortable in her modest northwest home. that's all thanks to the partnership that we have with whur who teamed up with bob's discount furniture. and miss virginia actually teaches every day, she goes to the roots public charter school every day. and the united planning organization's cheryl christmas is here to tell us how she does this and what is the impact on the kids. >> well, every day grandma joins with other grandparents to the public charter school, she works one on one with kids in reschooling kindergarten. and i think it's the love that she gives, the patience
gives. >> it's fantastic. we'll learn more about that, miss virginia arrives here at 9:00 this morning. we have much more to say about her party surprises. back to you. 5:55 right now. nearly a million people have not claimed almost $1 billion in tax refunds. that's according to the irs. consumer reporter susan hogan has the details. >> the government announced this week in a nearly a billion dollars belongs to a million people who did not file their federal income tax returns for the year 2012. now, the irs says for d.c. it is more than $3 million in potential refunds could you due due to taxpayers. maryland, more than $21 million. and in virginia, more than $26 million. but there is a looming deadline to collect the money these taxpayers must file a 2012 tax return with the irs in later that then year's tax deadline april 18. and in cases like this, the law provides mo
three year window to claim a refunds. the government says student and other people did not earn that much may be entitled to this money and remember there is no penalty for filing a late return if you're due a refund. and if you're missing some forms online to file, you can request copies from your employer or the bank. susan hogan, news 4. good morning. i'm landon to ydowdy. nestle issuing a voluntary recall because they may contain small pieces of glass. the glass may come from spinach use in the recalled products. no injuries have been reported, but there were a series of kchts that led to the recall. i'm landon dowdy. so are you hoping to get in shape before spring break? seem technology may be a good partner to keep you you on track. >> as you head into swimsuit season, it seems manyyo
trackers to help meet your goals. most trackers now keep tabs on steps and calorie, but it seems the extra functions can be overwhelming. the latest gadgets look more like bracelets and jewelry and they're big and clunky. and they're not cheap. the latest fitbit will set you back $250. but they have added feature has monitor your sleep and all those other things. >> they don't just suck the fat out? >> right? >> whatever. university of maryland has a major decision to make. new at 6:00, the controversy over a proposed campus merger and the concerns about leadership moving away there baltimore. and a death investigation in a remote water front community in lorton, virginia. t live repor
all about location and what time you leave. chuck bell is tracking what you can expect in the next 24 hours. yes, last of the rain drops should be out of here no later than 9:00, 10:00 at the latest. not everyone will at the time wet, but you may the little umbrella. so light rain and 65 at 7:00. but rain over by lunchtime. gusty winds and back to sunshine at 5:00. and your weekend will start chilly and dry, but rain may impact your weekend, too. more coming up. crash update now. good morning. inner loop at van dorn, still have the far right side getting by this crash. an overturned vehicle, so again this is something we've been keeping an eye