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metro crews found 26 problems during hatheir emergency inspection. >> and paul wiedefeld said that's why the shutdown was so important. crews found frayed jumper tables. take a look at what they looked like. you can see they were totally exposed to the elements. these are the sam conditions found after the fire at mcpherson square on monday and very similar to what was found after the deadly smoke incident at l'enfant plaza about a year ago. >> we have team coverage in maryland, d.c. and virginia to make sure you make to work on time. >> first though chuck bell has your out the door forecast. >> good morning, everybody. your weather headlines for today, a nice cool start here morning. it will be a mild finish with temperatures today mid to upper 60s. so about five degrees cooler than yesterday. just like yesterday, there is a chance for a quick little shower this afternoon. not everyone will get wet. and still tracking a chance for snow on
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weekend forecast at 6:21. out the door you go, temperatures mostly in the 40s this morning. there are a few cool spots down in the 30s, but mostly 40s on your way out. cool and dry at 7:00 a.m. upper 40s. 5:00, breezy but mild, 67 with a slight chance for a shower or two. and by the time we start off tomorrow morning, a little cooler than today, upper 30s to low and mid-40s. so chilly start on your brinfri. colder weather will weekend. that part coming up. happy saint pt. patrick's day, a mollett. >> we'll take it, chuck. we're watching the rails as metro resumes service after the unprecedentscedencescedented da. crews worked through the night to make sure the trains could run on time. >> and we have team coverage including crews out on the metro system, but we begin with melissa mollett and your first 4 traffic. good morning. so this is the problem we were talking abous
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minutes ago another roads. chopper 4 over the inner loop of the beltway. the crash off to the left side as you're nearing connecticut avenue. so no major problems traffic-wise there. 270 southbound before 85, that crash is out of the way, but again we do have some delays still true that area. not too abnormal for this time of morning. might want to allow just a little extra time. northbound telegraph road after the beltway, left side blocked by that crash. big look at the beltway overall no major problems, again slow spots northbound through woodbridge approaching the beltway there on 95 just aed a slow. travel times in a few minutes. we have team coverage on metro right now, stations are back open and in service. metro says it made several repairs after yesterday's emergency shutdowns, but we want for start with commuters getting back for their
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megan mcgrath is live riding the red line and talking to those commuters. what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, good morning. we just left the shady grove station just a little while ago and as you can see, we somewhere lo lo have lots of folks on the train, but i'm told that it is lighter than usual this morning. i've heard that from a couple of different people. among those riding is kim. talk about how you feel about being on the rails this morning. >> i'm just happy that we're not single tracking. i didn't he ssee any alerts. so if we get smoothly into town, i'm pretty good. >> reporter: how safe do you feel? >> about normal. usually i feel like i'm taking my safety into my own hands when i get on to metro. but so far so good knock on wood. >> reporter: and donald, you thought the volume was a lot lighter? >> yes, doesn't seem like a lot
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far. >> reporter: how do you feel about coming back today? >> oh, i'm very confident that it worked. i'm glad they did what they did. i wish they would have done it on a saturday or sunday, but i think it was worth it. >> reporter: and what did you do yesterday? >> i took the marc train into union station and circulator over to georgetown where i work. >> reporter: thanks for talking to us, guys. we'll continue to talk to ridesers and we'll let you know how this morning's commute is going. back to you all. 6:04. yesterday's emergency shutdown pd a inspections led to crews finding 26 proobs on those rails, most were through the downtown corridor. crews found frayed cables or what they called showstoppers. everything has been repaired at this point. want to head out would wouto on last stations getting repairs. erika gonzalez is live at foggy
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are the a. >> reporter: busy morning here at foggy bottom. all things back to normal this morning. everybody can breathe a collective sigh of relief. we're here at the foggy bottom metro station because it was in fact one of the three locations that still needed repairs. we're also talking about mcpherson square and potomac avenue, those three metro stations had repairs that needed to be made. frayed cables. metro inspected 600 cables and found 14us with 26. this morning some riders tell us they're still on the fence about how safe things are. >> it makes me nervous that it would shut down for a whole day like while i was visiting. and yet it was just rated the best metro, right? >> yeah, that's what i was saying. >> so
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>> reporter: interesting interview there. metro reporting this morning no single tracking at this time, no single tracking. so things look like they are back on schedule. live outside foggy bottom, i'm erika gonzalez. >> and you can track potential problems on the rails with your smart phone. just download the nbc washington app and search metro reopens. developing right now, an update to a man's death now considered a murder in the district. d.c. police found a man dead inside his car last night. they closed the ramp from benning road to d.c. 295 where the body was found. it's not clear how the man was killed, but police are calling his death a homicide. d.c. federal judge richard roberts retires after a barack obama claims he raped her 35 years ago. the utah woman was 16 at the time of the alleged assault. lawyers for roberts acknowledged an intimate relationship with t
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accusations categorically false.utah attorney general's office said after investigating it opted not to ross cuprosecut because the woman was old enough to consent under utah laws in 1981. minorities in the county don't get a fair shake. >> testimony from some unhappy community members at a tense prince william county school board meeting. residents are upset over the renaming of godwin middle school. earlier this nts no the board decided to name the school in honor of c. gormg ha dr. george. man still unaccounted for this morning after a massive fire. the work being done to try to find him. and a lisa down on
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virginia. details coming up. you're looking live at the vienna metro station where passengers are once again bho boardsing the train. what rirsd are
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we're watching the commute on metro as the transit agency gets back to work after a day of safety inspections. we're checking out stations around the metro system this morning watching for potential problems. >> melissa mollett is here now with more on metro and the rest of the morning commute. two thumbs up right now for metro. we're on time and running just fine. southbound bw parkway at 32, disabled vehicle
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right side slowing things southbound. chopper 4 over eastbound 7 ramp to the outer loop, a crash on the shoulder. big look at things, no major issues. 395 at seminary looking quite good. travel times rolling look just fine. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car. beautiful day outside. your commuter forecast then, you will be sitting in traffic here this morning. this is top down weather this year. it's cool this morning, but new cars have the seat heaters. nothing better than that. coming home this afternoon, another top down day, but be ready to put the roof up because there is a slight chance of a shower between 4:00 and 6:00. weekend outlook in ten minutes. today we're expecting few information on technology that could eliminate hundreds of thousands of crashes, car crashes, every year.
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will have automatic emergency braking. that technology uses sensors on stop your car when you're about to hit something. 20 carmakers say they plan to make automatic braking a standard feature in the next six years. leaving millions of dollars on the tiand i believe. the issue will that has adam laroche retiring from baseball. plus making sure the shutdown like yesterday never happens aga
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right now commuters are getting back to their routine after the emergency safety shutdown of metro. you're looking live at foggy bottom metro station at 6:16. one of those frayed cables was found here. metro crews worked through the night to make sure all five lines opened today on time. >> metro trains are running again after a 29 hour emergency shutdown, all lanes running
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morning. we're keeping you up-to-date on what the crowds look like. let's check in with molette green live at the vienna station. >> reporter: yeah, this train just leaving now headed to new carrollton. and it was so nice to see people with smiles on their faces running to get on the trains with their newspapers in happened. this orange line running normally. there was the possibility of single tracking, but all on track thankfully for these folks. passengers are in a hurry to get going after having to change their commuting plan yesterday for the 29 hour shutdown. >> yesterday afternoon four buses i have to take. >> reporter: so you're happy. >> very. today, yes. yesterday, no. >> reporter: so we have another train over here and folks coming into the station here in vienna. the best words of the morning,
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is normal service and they're happy about that. we're live here in vienna on the orange line at the beginning of the line. back to you. 6:18 right how. and the metro shut up to oig le left a lot of you scrambling for plan b. many took advantage of the nice weather and road a bike. numbers show more than 1,000 walk-up bike rentals yesterday, compare that to fewer than 400 on a regular day that is a 106% increase. in all, people took 4500 trips on capital bike share during the shutdo shutdown. and we asked you whether metro was right to close down the system for an entire day. more than 1200 of you weighed in. let's see the results. 82% of you said yes. metro did the right thing. happening today, investigators are bringing in a crane to help in the search for a northern virginia man still unaccounted for after this fire. take a look, it happened early wedne m
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neighbors stood by helplessly as the house was destroyed unsure whether the man was still inside. the crane is being brought into help move debris. at least two other familiy ies neighboring homes have been displaced. one firefighter is hurt but expected to survive. we now know that a prince george's county coupolice offic was deliberately fired at by another officer. the chief called it a case of mistaken identity that led to an officer shooting jacai colson. officer colson worked undercover and was not in uniform when the shoot-out began. michael ford started the shooting and is charged with officer colson's death. he appeared in court yesterday and passed out when he found out the charges against his brothers. his two brothers are charged with driving him to the scene and recording the shooting. happening today, merrick garland is on his way to capitol hill for introductory meetings with senate judiciary committee
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president obama announced the nomination to fill the vacant seat on the u.s. supreme court on wednesday. some say the president's nomination is setting the stage for a huge constitutional showdown. federal appeals court judge merrick garland is already well-known and widely respected in the local legal community. he's the chief judge of the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. he left a law practice 25 years ago to work as a prosecutor. when he got to the justice department, he had overitsight important cases including the prosecution of timothy mcveigh. . >> people must be confident that a judge's decisions are determined by the law and only the law. >> he is the right man for the job. and he deserves to be confirmed. >> senate republicans have said held not hold a hearing for any nomination president obama makes and senator mitch mcconnell says he will not meet with the nominee today. today michigan's governor heads to capitol hill to testify at a house
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flint water crisis. in a prepared testimony, rick snyder says he didn't know that the water was contaminated with lead until nearly 18 months after the city began drawing its because from the flint river. halves back in april of 2014. thousands of residents were affected by lead-tainted and undrinkable water. the nationals former first baseman is retiring with some controversy. it has to do with why adam laroche is stepping around. he says it's because the white sox won't let his son in the clubhouse for every practice. he has brought drake to the clubhouse for several years and when they said he koocht anym e couldn't anymore, he decided to retire and give up a $13 million salary rather than play. >> one of the executives for the team said who in this country gets to take their kid to work every single day. sort of a rationale. >> and the team says it tried to compromise, maybe brg
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walked away. 6:21 your time. >> time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> just a little bit of sunshine coming our way here early this morning. there will be just like yesterday a little chance for a quick little shower this afternoon. most of us will stay dry through the course of the day. here is a live picture looking toward the east. sunrise just after 7:00 a.m. this morning. yesterday we had exactly 12 hours of daylight, today 12 hours and two minutes. days keep getting longer. current temperature 41 in gaithersburg, 51 rockville, 52 reston. 49 reagan national. heading out for the early morning walk for dog or out running or if you're like me, run with the dog, 50s mid morning, mid-60s by lunchtime with afternoon highs mid to upper 60s. best chance forgetting a quick rain shower between about 4:00 and
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rain chances 30% or less. so it's far from a guarantee. here is future weather to bear it out. here is 2:00 this afternoon, a couple showers north of fred rig, hagerstown. by the time they get to 4:00, 5:00, a threat will have drifted right through the metro area. by 7:00, 8:00, it's all over and a clear sky oon. and a sunny day tomorrow, but tomorrow much, much windier weather. breezy today, windy tomorrow. highs take mid to upper 60s, tomorrow's highs upper 50s and low 60s. and as we head into the weekend, colder each day. saturday becoming cloudy, chance for cold raindrops as early as sun down. sunday looks like an ugly day. could have a few slushy inches around especially on glassy areas. but nonetheless your weekend is chilly and in increasingly weather. >> good morning. happy st. patrick's day. right now chopper 4 over
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loop, an accident on the right side of the roadway there. really not slowing things too much. southbound bw parkway at 32, disabled vehicle blocking that right side. it was worse a couple minutes ago. still just a little bit slow as you head southbound. northbound, no issues. top of the beltway typically slow. in-bound 295 and 50 same thing. 395 inbound, normal slow down headed in to town.bound 295 and. 395 inbound, normal slow down headed in to town. northbound tell graph, that crash has cleared out of the way. and 395 at seminary, normal volume. a baby eaglet is about to hatch. it could happen today maybe even. check out this photo that shows the egg here cracking open just a little bit. that means an eaglet is about to emerge.
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news as soon as the yeeg let is born. you see this live picture here, mama eagle sitting pretty. >> she has to watch closely. the thing about babies, you just can't predict. they come out when they want to come out. new arena football league team is coming to the verizon center. the new team is only part of the focus on pro sports here in the nation's capital. d.c. leaders say all the teams add excitement and money to the strict's bottom line. the afl season will be played in the summer and does not directly conflict with the nfl schedule. season tickets are already on sale for the 2017 season. when your kids start school in fairfax county, it could change. the school board is considering starting schools before labor day for the next school year. for decades school has started after the unofficial end of summer in according dance with the king's dominion law. in the '80s
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tourism industry needed students to keep working through labor day to staff amusement parks. the change will be discussed today. full board expected to vote at the end of april. pretty daring jail break here. you see the helicopter? they use this to try to get out. two inmates escaped from a canadian police rison back in 2 but the video just dangled mid car but they were caught several hours later. so not worth it. well, she made headlines for her stunt on the metro tracks. now we'll show you why the charges could be dropped today against will this yoga woman. cool start this mornings but the story could be rain in the hours ahead. chuck bell whit
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has resumed. shear the system map. you see all five lines are running normally. >> we have team coverage to track potential problems and make sure you make to work on time. but first, storm team 4 meteorologist has four things to know has you get ready to head out the door. >> happy st. patrick's day, everybody. four things you need to know about the weather, it is nice and cool and dry this morning. you'll need your light jacket to get out the door. temperatures are in the 40s. here is a possibility for one or two stray showers this afternoon. rain chances are pretty low. if you can't find your umbrella, you will probably be all right. just know that there is a chance. colder pattern starts to move back in over tomorrow into saturday. and that could lead to even a little wet snow chance on sunday. we're tracking that carefully. out the door we go, 50 in falls church, 45 leesburg. planning out your day, plenty of sunshine. the clear sky early this morning. more
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moves along. tomorrow will be a much windier day. highs today mid to upper 60s, but tomorrow only upper 50s and low 60s. so cooler weather settling in. of course by noon today, we have to have our brackets done. i picked out my national champion based on school allegiance, oklahoma winning it all. melissa mollett has a different system. >> i pick by outfit, not uniform. which outfit i like. drives my husband nuts. taking a look at a couple issues around town. eastbound ramp to the occupier loop, pulled over to the right side. not blocking things too much. but slowing things just a little. southbound bw parkway approaching -- or near 32, i should say, that is looking a lot better than it was. northbound no issues. top of the beltway again topically slow. inbound 66, 395 and then 210 headed just toward the beltway, a tad slow, as well. a look at travel
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up. it's 6:32. it's all about metro this morning. we're following every angle of the emergency shutdown. the system opened about an hour and a half ago, a lot of you getting bag to your normal routines today. maybe feeling a bit safer, maybe having some concerns. megan mcgrath has been riding the rails all morning along talking to commuters on the red line. >> reporter: well, we are rolling right along here on the red line. no problems this morning the first day back for commuters since the shutdown for the emergency repairs and inspections. and folks this morning say they're noticing there are fewer people on the trains, that perhaps some people will work from home yet one more day. and i'm joined by dionne here. you are one of those who worked from home yesterday. >> yes. >> reporter: how do you deal about returning today? will. >> i feel good about it. it's just a summation of errors, i think they finally pifixed in the system. we're witnessing an aging system
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work and they need to invest money in the system to make it right once and for all. >> reporter: any concerns at all? >> no. i just hope that any smoking guns that was revealed in yesterday's inspection and repair will be revealed to the public. >> reporter: and what are you noticing in terms of the crowds today, normal, less than normal in. >> less than normal. >> reporter: and you have an employer who allowed to you stay at home yesterday. >> yes. >> reporter: very nice. >> very nice indeed not having to worry about commuting in via car. it would have been a nightmare. >> reporter: well, thanks for talking to us. the majority of people that we talked to this morning said it was a good idea that they shut down to do these safety inspections and repairs and really most of people we spoke to do indeed work from home yesterday. back to you. metro crews did find 26 problems after yesterday's emergency shutdown and inspection. most of them on the blue, orange andve
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downtown corridor. let's check in with erika gonzalez live at the foggy bottom the metro station. what did they find here? >> reporter: really unprecedented, who could have anticipated yesterday. metro completely shutting down. today a very different story behind me. bustling metro station this morning, all things back to normal, all lines running on a regular schedule today. we're here at the foggy bottom metro stations, one of the three locations that needed repairs. we're also talking about mcpherson square and the potomac avenue station. those were the other two stations where they found that cables needed to be repaired. gm paul wiedefeld showing us yesterday exactly why they shut the system down. look at this, frayed cables. metro inspected 600 cables and found issues with 26 of them. back here this morning, foggy bottom was one of the last
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to make repairs on by 5:00 this morning everything was back open, running on regular schedule. people very happy about that this morning. live outside the foggy bottom metro station, i'm erika gonzalez, back to you. what has me jazzed is after the 2009 accident in which several people died, we're still advocating for a culture of safety. >> that was senator barbara mikulski reagent to t toent reaw leaders are overseeing metro. at a hearing yesterday, they talked about the culture of safety. jack evans says the issue is dedicated funding from the region. he says eithmetro just doesn't enough. and you can track potential problems on the
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the nbc washington app. and we're working to find out how many people were hurt and how badly in this overnight crash. montgomery police told us several people were hurt when this car slammed into a tree on emery lane last night. you take a look at the front of the car, completely smashed in here. we didnon't know what caused th crash. a woman charged with doing yoga on the metro tracks may get the charges dropped today. it took police a few months to track down holly bentley, she's charged with trespassing after being spot order surveillance video doing yoga on the tracks there in virginia back in december of on the tra there in virginia back in december of 014. if she was given deferred it is position, which means if she completed her ten hours of community service, the charges may be dismissed. bentley's lawyer says she has completed ho completed hours. today we're highlighting a howard university grad. tracy tolbert works
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at the prince george's county african museum. and she said she inspires others to never accept no for an answer, she said no just means not right now. tolbert said she learned the positive attitude from her parents. we're highlighting great women in our area all month long. you can see tracy's story and other great women on the nbc washington instragram. congrats, tracy. supporters and opponents of a school name change get the chance to make their case. brand new problem on d.c. 295 and another in northern virginia, we'll talk about both of those coming up. husband let tplus let the ms begin, we'rereaking b
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we're all over the commute on metro as the transit agency gets back to work after a day of safety inspections.
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around the system this morning watching for any potential problems. >> melissa mollett is here now with more on metro and your morning commute in your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. new crash route 1 at russell road in alexandria. chopper 4 still over the issue eastbound 7, ramp to the outer loop with that crash on the right side. southbound 295 before eastern avenue, we have one crash. another at pennsylvania avenue. both sound like they are off to the side of the road and not slowing things too much. travel times 270 south germantown to the spur, top of the beltway typically slow. 66 looks good. remember to listen to wtop 103.5 when you hop in your car. right now listen to chuck bell. outside this morning, school day forecast time, it's a little on the chilly side first thing this morning. maybe a light jacket is all you will need. recess gets a b, but it's outdoor recess. sunny and breezy at midday. temperatures near 60
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later this afternoon, maybe a shower or two, but it will be mild, temperatures today mid to upper 60s and a quick shout out and thank you to all the kids at nokesville school, i was there day before yesterday talking to them. great kids. they're looking forward to spring break which is next week. >> right now we're watching the story that has our entire region talking. metro trains back up and running at this hour after the agency had an unprecedented decision to shut the system down. >> what riders are telling us about the
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we're watching the morning commute for you at 6:45 now that metro is back up and running. this is a live look of the red line. pet metro crews worked through the night. >> and you take a look at what the cables looked like, you can see they were totally exposed to the elements here. >> we have team coverage in maryland, d.c. and virginia to make sure you make to work on time. >> melissa mollett is here with what you need to know about the commute this morning. >> good morning. so right now metro running on time. great news for all my friends that were so badly affected yesterday. taking a look at the roads, route 1 at russell road, do have a crash there. and 295 southbound before eastern avenue and one at pennsylvania avenue, two different issues there. we also will show you live picture here coming up in just a
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couple of minutes. 66 at the toll road and volume there. right now let's continue team coverage of metro reopening. molette green is live at the vienna metro station. how are commuters doing on the metro? >> reporter: we just watched a lady dart right on to the train here trying to make it in time before it rolls out of here. is th this is the orange line train rolling out, folks happy that we're back to normal service. no single tracking which was a possibility. and passengers just tell me all morning they just want to ride the rails and get to work. safety is top of mind. many support or at least say they understand that call for the unprecedented shutdown. gentlemen, can i ask you how you feel about normal service running smoothly this morning? >> i think it's
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>> reporter: and the shutdown? >> i think it was a good idea, get it over with and make sure everything was safe. >> reporter: good v.have a goodd good ride. that's the latest here. metro crews found 26 problems. there were frayed cables and that's a dangerous situation because the cables were exposed to the elements. >> another look for you at the cables that were actually found. and the good news here for riders this morning is that all the cables have now been repair repaired. let's head back out to one of the last stations to see those repairs. aiericka gonzalez live at foggy bottom for us. >> reporter: hi, aaron. good morning. looks like a normal thursday morning here. things pretty bustling. after monday's fire incident, eerily similar to the l'enfant plaza deadly incide
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gm paul wiedefeld choosing not wait for a third incident, choose to go shut metro down entirely yesterday to inspect some cables. what they found, 26 cables needed repair. of the 600 cables that they inspected, this foggy bottom metro situation as well as mcpherson square and potomac avenue still needed to be repairs. as of this morning, this is the last station still being worked on, this morning here people coming in and out, things looking very good this morning. and riders just happy to be back on their normal routine schedule. we're live outside the pog gi bottom metro station, i'm erika gonzalez. back to you. and you can track potential problems on the rails with your smartphone. just download the nbc washington app for delays and breaking news alerts and search metro reopens. developing right now, d.c. police are investigating a man's murder. they say officers found the man dead inside hi
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it's not clear how he was killed. police closed the ramp from benning road to d.c. 295 to a while. that's where the body was found and that road is now reopened. d.c. federal judge richard roberts retires after a woman claims he raped her 35 years ago. the utah woman was 16 at the time of the alleged assault. lawyers say roberts acknowledged an intimate relationship with the woman, but called the accusations, quote, category he cannily false. the utah attorney general's office said sthey opted not to prosecute because he did not break any laws because the woman was old enough to consent under utah laws in 1981. >> it wasn't right without any input from them. >> we don't get a fair shake, we really don't. >> two groups of unhappy people upset over the
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middle school. they say the school board changed the name without consulting the community. earlier this month, the board decided on name that school or rename it in honor of dr. george hampton, an african american community leader. let the madness begin. the ncaa banl tournament kicks off in just a few hours. uva plays hampton this afternoon in raleigh. tipoff around 3:00. the terps are practicing today in spokane, washington as they get ready to take on south dakota state tomorrow. terrapins versus jackrabbits. carol maloney will be bringing us updates. >> i just got that. tortoise and the hare. good point. there is a reason they call it march madness. >> just about everyone across the country yincluding the president is watching. 67 games played over three weeks, dreep dreep dreams made, broken.
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you may be among the millions who will be a bit distracted by college hoops this week. distracted workers will cost employers nearly $4 billion in lost productivity. about 51 million workers may take part in office pools. i know people who take this week off, they just can't handle it. >> watch with no interruptions. >> you two will fill out your brackets? >> mine is done. >> mine is done. >> they just brought me one to do. >> you have until noon. >> i haven't done my taxes either. >> you have until april 17 for that. i of course picked the sooners to win it all. we're a number two seed out west and i think that will be an easy one. and i have them beating the cavaliers of virginia in the national championship game. i've not decided on a final score yet, but i think it will
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be a nail birighter. a plane load of hope folks leaving washington, d.c. why leave? sunshine out there early this morning. good looking way to get the day started. still talking about a chance for some snow coming up saturday night into sunday. not looking like a big storm, but a couple of slush shall i inches of wet snow still a possibility. i looked back, and the last inch of snow last year, march 20. last inch of snow the year before that, the 25th of march and even in 2013, the last inch of snow at the present time cdi 25th of march. so today breezy at times. risk of a brief shower between 2:00 and 7:00. temperaturer in the mid to upper 60s. a couple of showers across parts of southwestern pennsylvania, that is part the leading edge of the rain chance. highest rain chances today will be along the mary/p
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around town, rain chances 30% or less. so future weather, here you go on our high resolution model, clouds building in after lunchtime and there is that little chance for a quick passing shower. best chances inside the beltway between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. here is your seven day forecast. 69 today, kind of breezy. 62 tomorrow and down right windy. cold and rain showers late in the day saturday and rain/snow combo likely on sunday. could get a slushy inch inside the beltway, maybe a two to three on grassy areas on sunday. back to near 70 by next wednesday. taking a live look chopper 4 over 66, toll road. metro running just fine here at west falls church station. barnesville road at mount he have program, would e're slow t. top of b
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slowing. southbound southbound 295 two different problems off to the right side. a bit slow. overall, no problems in prince george's county. 50 looking good. once you hit the beltway, a little slow there. top of the beltway, no issues. 270 at shady grove road, just a little bit of volume there headed southbound. metro back open running on time full service right now. we want to know how you are enjoying getting back on track. megan mcgrath live riding the red line for us. >> reporter: a lot of people got to work from home yesterday, that's what we've heard from folks this morning. but they are back to work on the rails today. everything back up and running aft after those reemergency repairs. we've been asking people how do you feel about what happened. and the closure yesterday. craig, how are you feeling about riding today?
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good now. i understand it's kind of late notice that caused all the issues, but if it's safer in the long term, that's the most important thing. >> reporter: thanks for talking to us. that's generally what we've been hearing, people happy that the inspections were done and that the repairs were made and things are back to normal. today we are going to learn more about a new requirement coming to nearly all cars in the united states to help keep you safe behind the wheel. susan hogan has more on what is happening with automatic emergency braking. >> reporter: i'm consumer report susan hogan. take major automakers and the u.s. government are expected to announce that they have reached an agreement that they will make automatic emergency braking standard in most cars by 2022. according to consumer reports, 20 automakers have agreed to the deal, this represents about 99% of the cars in the u.s. market.
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details of the agreement will be announced later today. news 4 has learned that automakers will phase in the equipment that will include backup cameras, radar and other sensors. cars with automatic braking systems can cut rear end crashes by about 40% and him eliminate roughly 700,000 crashes a year. in the newsroom, susan hogan, news 4. four things to know before you head out, let the madness again, ncaa basketball tournament kicks off. terps get ready to take 00 south dakota state tomorrow. the woman charged with tooing ytoo i doing yoga on the tracks may get the charges dropped today. she completed community service instead. merrick garland will head to capitol hill to meet sfat
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judiciary committee leaders. some say they won't see garland today because they're not supporting president obama's nomination. metro back open today, trains running normally after yesterday's system-wide shutdown. and taking a a live look at west falls church, running just fine. 66 at the toll road looking pretty good, as well. >> that is the broadcast this morning. >> the "today" show is next.
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good morning. battle supreme. president obama's pick heads to the hill today. democrats pushing hard. >> have the guts, the guts to vote yes or no. >> is the nomination dead on arrival? we will talk to the president's chief of staff. where is the love? a new poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump are deeply unpopular even in their own parties while trump has a dire warning for the gop if there is a contested convention. >> i think you would have riots. >> is he using scare tactics to try to lock in the nomination? family first. a major league baseball player walks away from


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