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national zoo. right now a memorial is growing outside prince george's county police headquarters. >> the community is coming out to honor the officer who was ambushed and killed on the job. this is part of the tribute to officer jacai colson and the department put up a sign on the station door to mark the tragedy. as people mourn the loss, we're learning more about the man who allegedly started the shootout. bureau chief tracee wilkins joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: we know now that that man is being held without bond. he will not be getting out of jail anytime soon, if ever again. and behind me here, this police car has been loaded up with flowers, people have been coming by to pay their respects to officer colson. today is the first full day that the district iii police station has opened since sunday's shootout that killed officer. >> kay colson. >> we're just trying to process our grief as best we can while still doing our job. >> reporter: six officers responded when police say gunman
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after round on the unsuspecting police station. in the exchange of gunfire, off duty and plainclothes detective. >> kay colson was shot and killed by a fellow officer who according to the chief mistook him for the gunman. the bullet holes left behind are now memorialized inside the station. >> the idea was to not only acknowledge that we understand that this is the here, but to remind everybody that this is what we face on a daily basis. >> i feel their pain. i know. >> this will retired federal police officer says she had to come and had to add to the growing memorial for colson outside police headquarters. >> i figure instead of giving them fresh flowers, i'll give them something that won't die, like the love they're going to have for their son. >> reporter: today michael ford the alleged gun man was held without bond on second-degree murder charges. his younger brothers, malik and elijah, who are accused of driving him to the police station and video recording the ambush are also being held on
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meanwhile, the investigation into what caused an officer to mistake colson as the gunman is continuing. this former cop can only imagine that officer's pain. >> he didn't know, and he's got to live with that and i know it hurts, and it's going to take a lot for him to even want to come back. >> reporter: michael's 18-year-old brother elijah is a student at bowie high school. the prince george's county school system released a letter to parents yesterday telling them about what's happened and also offering counseling services for any student who may need it. reporting live in palmer park, i'm tracee wilkins, back to you in the studio. >> thanks. the family just announced funeral services for officer colson, but they're asking for everything to stay private. there will be a viewing next thursday at the borgwardt funeral home in beltsville and a second visitation on friday at the first baptist church of glenarden. his funeral will be held in pennsylvania.
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debris and ashes of a townhouse fire. the blaze started on wednesday morning in woodbridge. a large crane was brought in today to help secure the building so investigators could search the home. a man who lives there has been unaccounted for. we're told the remains are being sent to the medical examiner for i.d. at least two other families in neighbors town homes have been displaced by the fire. a construction worker in prince william county fell to his death this morning. it happened at a house that was being built off thoroughfare road in gainesville. police say the worker fell two stories into the basement. the victim's name has not been released yet. whether or not you approved of metro's decision to shut down this week, the closure did turn up some serious safety issues they had to fix. the question tonight, could this kind of complete shutdown happen again in the future? transportation reporter adam tuss has been talking to riders and metro's gm. he's live at metro center with
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>> reporter: that's right, chris. here is the thing about a long-term shutdown. it can yield some huge results if you do it properly and there are plenty of opinions on that matter. should metro consider shutting down for long periods of time to get a lot of work done and get the system back on its feet? >> i think i'd prefer to be on the safe side than sorry. >> reporter: crystal jackson rides every day and says if long-term shutdowns become more common, she hopes they happen at a more convenient time. >> i hope they would try to schedule a little more work on the weekends. >> reporter: other riders weighing in. would you be okay for them to shut down the system? >> yes, i would. >> that's why i did this whole review. >> reporter: today in an interview with metro's gm -- >> that's one of the thing i'm looking at is the overall approach, the strategy we're using to bring this thing, to do backlog instead o
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i'm taking a fresh look at that because that deals with midday shutdowns and weekend shutdowns. i am taking a look at that. >> reporter: as for this week's unprecedented safety shutdown, a metro source said the gm felt so strongly about doing it, he told his staff, quote, it could be a short day for me, end quote, if he didn't get the support from the board to do it. insiders said that meant wiedefeld was prepare to consider the possibility of walking away from metro if he didn't get that support to shut down. now, we should say the board did support the general manager's plan to shut down this week for safety reasons 100%, chris. >> adam, we're seeing some new numbers that are showing us the impact of that shutdown. it turns out the closures thinned the crowds on marc trains too. some marc trains saw a 45% drop in ridership wednesday but the bruns lick line trains did pick up a number of metro rider
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reline on the red line. marc added extra trains to help serve impacted customers on metro. bike share had more than 4100 walk up customers. popular exhibit at the national zoo should reopen tomorrow after an explosion forced its closure for the entire day. tonight we're hearing from a tourist who left just moments after a loud bang. news4's meagan fitzgerald is live at the zoo with the latest. meagan? >> reporter: yeah, doreen, this all happened during a busy time of year for the zoo. a lot of folks out here for spring break or here to enjoy the beautiful day, but it was just before 11:00 this morning that that explosion happened inside a mechanical facility just below us here in the valley, and investigators are still out here right now trying to figure out what happened. there's always so much to do and
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zoo. >> the pandas. >> snakes and frogs. >> we're just visiting from california. >> reporter: but this wasn't the sight many tourists had in mind. firefighters were taping off the entrances leading to the american trail so they could investigate a chemical explosion. while fire alarms rang out. >> we had an incident in the mechanical room that houses the equipment that handles the water filtration for our beavers and otters. >> reporter: pamela baker says an employee was doing his usual routine when he realized something wasn't right. >> a contractor smelled chlorine, left that area per safety protocol, and following that there was a loud bang. >> reporter: fire officials examined the contract and say he's doing fine. but just before the explosion tourists like jenny direly were walking around ther
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young children. >> we were a little unsure what was going on. >> reporter: she heard the fire alarms and then started seeing first responders rushing in. it was unsettling when she realized what happened. >> that makes me a little nervous since we were over there this morning and we did see the otters. >> reporter: zoo officials say no one was injured but they realize the unexpected incident was an inconvenience for tourists. now, the cause of this investigation is still under investigation -- the cause of the explosion rather is still under investigation and we're told that the american trail is expected to reopen tomorrow morning. reporting from the national zoo, meagan fitzgerald, news4. another pretty nice day across the area. high temperatures today well above average. oufer average is 56. take a look at the numbers today across the mid-atlantic. 69 today in d.c. 74 in richmond. 63 up towards philly. it was a very mild day across our region but we're starting to see the end of the warmer air. i think we h
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day tomorrow, at least mild day tomorrow. storm team4 radar, we've seen a few showers during the afternoon. as we mentioned yesterday, most of us have remained on the dry side. i really do not expect to see much more in the way of activity this evening. tonight's headlines, tracking those showers. cooler temperatures moving in over the next couple days especially over the weekend and watching that possible weekend snow. this would be saturday night into sunday. i have much more on this, the latest details coming up in my full forecast. donald trump is taking a day off from the campaign trail, but what he said about a contested convention still sparking pushback from his own party. trump was on the phone with cnn wednesday and warned there could be riots if republicans deny him the nomination. >> if we're 20 votes short or if we're, you know, 100 short and we're at 1100 and somebody is at 500 or 400, i don't think you can say that we don't get it automatically. i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have
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i wouldn't lead it, but i think bad things would happen. >> nobody should say such things in my opinion because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> house speaker paul ryan says even if this dispute goes to multiple ballots at the convention, he won't allow himself to be drafted as a candidate. a lot of states have to weigh in before those conventions in july. voters in arizona and utah will have their say on tuesday. and the democrats will also caucus in idaho. for republicans, arizona is winner take all with 58 delegates at stake. for the democrats, there are 85 delegates in play. take a look at this new merrill poll from arizona. it shows donald trump with a 12-point lead over ted cruz but nearly 1 out of 3 likely republican voters still undecided. on the democratic side, that same poll suggests hillary clinton has a big lead over bernie sanders with 26% of likely voters undecided. any minute now a new baby bald eagle could hatch from its nest at the
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we've been watching this live camera for signs of the new eaglet. there are two eggs in the nest. one of them began cracking last night, although you can't see it in this live picture. it's expected to match todhatch tomorrow. the other egg could hatch on monday. it's been about 50 years since bald eagles have had an active nest in the district. if you want to watch the eagle camera, head to our nbc washington app during the break. what do we want? >> clean water. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> residents from flint, michigan, head to capitol hill to demand clean water and some answers from their government in a fiery hearing. a local mother arrested, accused of chaining her son to his bed. why the suspect's daughter is coming to her defense. news4 is working for you after this muddy mess at a
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the long tradition of sending new supreme court nominees to capitol hill to get to know lawmakers there continued today but this is no ordinary year. the nominee judge merrick garland met only with democratic senators. republican leaders are standing fast in their refusal to begin the confirmation process before a new president is elected. a few republican senators, most of whom are up for
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willing to meet with garland even if they refuse to consider his nomination before the election. they came by the bus load. people who live in flint, michigan, followed their governor to capitol hill to demand clean water. they also want to know why it took so long for anyone to tell them it was poisoned with lead. as nbc's brian mooar reports, members of congress, they've got a lot of questions of their own. >> reporter: on capitol hill residents of flint, michigan, pleaded for help to end their water crisis. >> what do we want? >> clean water. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> reporter: lawmakers demanded accountability with fingers pointing across partisan lines. >> you need to take some responsibility because you screwed up and you messed up 100,000 people's lives. >> reporter: republicans excoriated the obama administration's epa chief, begin that mccarthy, as democrats lambasted michigan's republican governor, rick snyder. >> you cannot be trusted, and i
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resign. >> reporter: neither claimed ultimate responsibility. >> these people that made these terrible decisions that showed a clear lack of common sense failed us. but since they work for me, i am responsible for their actions. >> i will take responsibility for not pushing hard enough, but i will not take responsibility for causing this problem. >> reporter: the people of flint want more. >> we want clean, safe, healthy water because the water that's coming out of our taps is poison. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. you heard some of those calls. the governor's office says he has no plans to resign. some people have launched an evident to recall him. tonight the united states is putting an official label on the isis atrocities against religious minorities in the middle east. genocide. secretary of state john kerry enumerated a list of horrific crimes the sunni extremists
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committed against shiite muslims, christians, and the kurdish minorities known as yazidis. >> naming these crimes is important, but what is essential is to stop them. >> congress gave the state department a deadline of today to determine if isis crimes constituted genocide. the term is strictly defined under international law, and there have been questions about whether the formal designation would require the u.s. to take additional steps against isis. d.c. mayor muriel bowser says the bill she signed today will make things safer for firefighters and families. it's call the cars sin genic flame retardant prohibition act. it bans companies from making and selling products that contain certain chemicals that can cause cancer. mayor bowser said earlier this year the d.c. fire department lost two firefighters to cancer. a surprise honor for the principal of cora
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elementary school. he was named virginia's principal of the year by the state association of elementary school principals. davis is credited with the school's gains in standards of learning. test results are up 10% over the previous year. he is the first alexandria principal to ever win the award. secret crimes. tonight the i-team investigates why the government won't release the names of foreign diplomats who have been accused of committing violent, dangerous crimes. >> reporter: police arrest a woodbridge mom accusing her of chaining her son to the bed and blocking his window with boards. but her friends and family say she was only trying t protecto kathleen matthews: if we want to be heard, we need women in congress. it was the women who forced republicans to include
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it is st. patrick's day and irish dancers and bagpipers on the streets of downtown d.c. were out. they greeted parishioners out st. patrick's catholic church. inside cardinal donald wuerl celebrated mass in honor of the patron saint of sirlireland. tonight the fountains outside the white house are running green. michelle obama started the tradition s
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here they're dyed, the fountains, on both the north and south lawn and, doug, you know, if folks are heading down there tonight to get a look at that, they got to carry the umbrellas or what? >> i don't think so, chris. you know, pretty good day out there for the most part. near 70 degrees for high temperatures. yes, i am part irish. let's show you -- very small part. let's show you what we are dealing with. a mixture of sun and clouds. we have seen a few isolated showers most of us have remained on the dry side. winds out of the north at 14 miles per hour. take a look at the numbers around the region. 63 frederick. 70 down towards fredericksburg. so nice and mild, really warm across much of our region today. one more mild day tomorrow before we start to see things really cool off. there's the rain. here is my green, by the way. some shower activity up by frederick, over towards baltimore, down around portions of southern maryland. that's really it. again, most of this extremely light and we're not going to see too much more. satellite and radar
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what's happening. we have an upper level system just to our north. that means some cold air aloft. that's why we're seeing the clouds. that's why we're seeing the showers. tomorrow that moves out. we see nothing but sunshine. a few clouds from time to time but a lot of sun. high temperatures upper 50s to the north and low 60s down to the south, maybe 65 around fredericksburg, but all in all another pretty nice day. it will be rather breezy tomorrow, winds gusting 15 to 20 miles per hour. then we get to the weekend. yeah, back to winter. really? well, yeah. we're looking at this area of low pressure. it will become a coastal storm. where is it? how strong is it going to be? these are all questions that are going to be answered over the next couple days. we'll have a much better inkling on what this will do during the day tomorrow, but right now it does look like it will be bringing some snow. could be significant snow towards parts of new england. for us though, this one is going to be a tough call. tracking a coastal storm. hard to accumulate in march and it really is, especially on the roadways. it may be very similar to what we saw a couple days
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2014. take a look at some video. side by side here, to the right is 2014, march 17th. we got up to seven inches of snow. to the left is a couple weeks ago, one inch of snow, two inches in some areas and it was just a pretty snow. no shoveling needed. it melted on the roadways, melted on the walks. that's what i expect to see this time around. not a repeat of two years ago. so there you go, your side by side pictures. yes, snow can happen in the month of march. we get it quite often, as a matter of fact. future weather timing this out for us. notice what happens during the afternoon. here we are around 11:00. shower activity moving in. it may start as rain and then transfer to snow as the colder air moves in. it could be heavy at times sunday morning, frederick, gaithersburg, winchester. that rain/knsnow line close to d.c. some computer models have the line way to the south but that's something we're going to be watching over
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days. so we do not have exact numbers just yet. tomorrow i will those for you. 63 on friday. 50 on saturday. there is that rain/snow on sunday. 70% chance of that happening. monday cool, but drier. high temperatures around 43 degrees. seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. next at 6:00, a mother arrested accused of tying her teenage son to his bed and locking him in his room. >> everybody believes my mom is a monster. she's not a monster. they're accused of committing dangerous, violent crimes, but the government is protecting their identity. >> if they can get away with it, we're all at risk. >> what the news4 i-team has uncovered. two days after we started asking questions about a flooded park, repairs are under way but the problem just got bigger. plus, new hope for refugees from lib er
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tonight a relative and a friend are
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defend a woodbridge mother accused of child neglect. >> police say paulette weston chained her son to his bed and boarded his windows but folks who know her best say there's another side to the story. >> reporter: boards across the bedroom window, just one measure a woodbridge mother took to try to keep her son from sneaking out of the house. there's a dead bolt that locks from the outside. 40-year-old paulette weston is also accused of chaining her son's ankle to his bed, tying his arms with a rope. >> everybody believes my mom is a monster. she's not a monster. she just tried to help my brother out, tried to keep him in the house. >> reporter: her 17-year-old brother born with spina bifida is paralyzed from the knees down. he's reliant on a wheelchair but in recent months he's been leaving home, sometimes climbing out a window, sometimes running off without the wheelchair.
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the time the cops will find him and bring him back. the other time someone takes him to the hospital. >> reporter: earlier this week a therapist contacted child protective services. they called police. weston faces child of felony child neglect and abduction. the 17-year-old boy is in foster care. weston's house mate says she was only trying to protect her son. >> he escapes from the home and gets in cars with strangers. and she's just trying to protect her son. no mother wants their son to leave the home and get in the car and be raped and thrown on the side of the road. >> reporter: police say parents facing struggles have better options. >> no matter what circumstance you may be handling or facing, a course of appropriate action would be to seek help if you're facing a situation like that. >> reporter: one of the best sources for help out there, an organization called the arc. it has trackers across the dmv it offers services to parents of kids with
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disabilitied. guilty as charged. that's the ruling from a judge today for two men involved in the murder of a hotel worker in objectixon hill. they robbed the clarion hotel and killed employee jesse chavez in 2013. williams was the driver of the getaway car. washington acted as the lookout during the robbery. williams was sentenced to life in prison last october. williams and washington will be sentenced in may. tonight mayor muriel bowser is facing new scrutiny over her plan to create new homeless shelters across the district. some d.c. council members are concerned about the costs and how safe it's going to be. the council's first and only public hearing is going on right now and it's expected to last well into the night. news4's tom sherwood is outside the wilson building downtown. >> reporter: chris, you're right. the hearing is inside. more than 100 people signed up today. it will go well into the night. the mayor's homeless shelter plan will cost many millions
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dollars. the district has struggled for decades with homeless and homeless family issues. at the crowded d.c. council chamber today, mayor muriel bowser was pitching her ambitious plan to spread homeless shelters throughout the city rather than concentrated at the old rundown d.c. general hospital. what are you trying to do? >> we want to close d.c. general. a former hospital that is 250 families in it. we know it's not providing the type of services that families deserve. >> reporter: today was the only public hearing scheduled before a vote early next month. council members acknowledge the city must act. >> having a concrete plan that everyone can react to, an excellent first start. >> reporter: but a planned ward five shelter in the northeast industrial area is getting the most pushback as no place for families. >> surrounded by railroad tracks, nightclubs, a
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club, trash transfer stations, paint spray booths, and medical marijuana facilities. >> reporter: mayor bowser also brushed aside some suggestions the long-term plan was too expensive and favored a few developers who support her. >> it's clear and obvious and transparent. we've put out all the information about the transactions and we welcome any questions about it. >> reporter: family service groups urged the city to not just build temporary shelters but help find permanent housing to stabilize families. >> until we address the issue of affordable housing, then there's no place for these families to go from the shelters. >> reporter: now, the council has been asked to vote this plan up or down, but it might make changes. i'm tom sherwood. doreen, back to you. >> tom, thank you. news4 is working for you and we're happy to say getting some results in your community. residents of a bethesda neighborhood reached out to us earlier this week with their concerns about a fod
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a sidewalk built for people who use wheelchairs was covered with water and the fields at the park were a muddy mess. montgomery county officials told us a leaky fire hydrant was to blame. this morning we saw crews working on the problem. >> it's amazing. i can't believe that they're here so soon. finally started working on this. they have been nonstop since yesterday. so this is great. >> turns out it wasn't just a leaky fire hydrant. crews on the scene tell us they found a 24-inch broken water main. now they're working on the repair. today automakers reached an historic agreement with transportation leaders all aimed at keeping you safer behind the wheels. 20 car companies agreed to make automatic braking standard. they will come standard in heavier vehicles over the next eight years. the department of transportation demra
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technology in mclean today. it uses cameras, radar, and sensors to see objects that are in the way. the car slows down or even stops if the driver doesn't react in time. new fallout over this viral video. why some deputies were disciplined for their role during this contentious donald trump rally. plus a d.c. landmark is coming back to life, but first here is doug. as warm as it's been, winter making a little bit of a comeback here. the weekend into early next week could even hve some snow. we'll ta about it
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we need women in congress. if we want to be heard, it was the women who forced republicans to include women's health and contraceptive coverage in the affordable care act. in congress, i'll fight for pay equity, family leave and tougher gun safety laws. and, as an environmentalist, i'll work combat climate change. i know as a journalist and as a senior executive in business that when women are at the table, we get things done. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. there's new life tonight for a historic fountain in downtown d.c. it sat dry for years right outside the national gallery of art. >> tieoday they turned the wate on. barbara harrison is here with the history behind the fountain. >> it was certainly a beautiful day in washington as a giant plume of water wunts aga
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rose from the andrew mellon memorial fountain. 75 years ago today the gallery opened its doors and it was quite an amazing sight back then. the fountain is the only thing on the grounds that bears the name of the benefactor. i sat down with andrew mellon's only son, the late paul mellon, 25 years ago for an exclusive interview about his father's gift to the nation. we dug into our archives pretty deep to bring you this report. in the spring of 1941 america's national gallery of art opened its doors. president franklin roosevelt presided and hundreds attended the opening, but the man who made it possible, the man whose idea it was to have a national art treasure, who gave the money, chose the architect, oversaw the construction and even contributed his own private collection worth millions, andrew mellon wasn't there to see his dream a
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he died just four years before the opening. his name is not above the door. he wanted this to belong to america. his son paul melon remembelon r. >> my father having been in the government for ten years and having lived in washington and having realized that there was no national gallery here thought that there ought to be a national gallery. >> reporter: he says his father wasn't always an art connoisseur. andrew mellon is remembered in history as one of the nation's wealthiest and most important banker industrialist. paul mellon said his father learned to love art during his travels to europe. . >> i think it was through him my father began to collect pictures. >> reporter: there has been little written by the private side of andrew mellon. >> he wasn't really a person very
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>> reporter: but when andrew mellon hisind to anything, he seemed to be able to make it happen. he was successful in banking, in business, as a secretary of treasury under three presidents, and as ambassador to the court of st. james in england. from his first years in washington he was determined to build a national treasury of art. >> a lot of the visitors who used to come to his apartment to see his pictures would ask why there wasn't a national gallery in washington or where is the national gallery, and he had to say there is no national gallery. so maybe he was a little bit ashamed that there was no national gallery. and that i think is the main republic reason he wanted it without his name. >> reporter: so for those who have come to view the much expanded collection in the national gallery, andrew mellon has left a very special place, a place as franklin roosevelt said
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but by the nation. and paul mellon, the son you just heard, died in 1999. he provided the funds for the galle gallery's east wing and contributed much of the valuable contents there and they're going to celebrate him in may and i have another piece that i'm going to dig down deep to bring you of an amazing interview. >> we kind of take the national gallery of art here for granted a little bit. it's just part of the landscape and it's nice to see your report on the history. >> well, thank you. it really has an amazing history. more to come. >> how did you get access to all that? >> i was lucky enough to meet paul mellon, and we sat down and we had several conversations, and he brought out more and more pictures and videotape and lots of things that he shared with us. we'll share with you. >> we wouldn't have access to it otherwise. thank you, barbara. >> thanks. the news4 i-team is fighting to get
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tonight we're seeing more fallout from that shocking sucker punch in north carolina. police officials have disciplined the deputies who were escorting protesters out of a donald trump rally. they've been demoted and suspended several days without pay. and two other deputies were slapped with three-day suspensions. the reason for the reprimand, unsatisfactory performance and failure to discharge their duties. all of them will be on probation for the next year. if your neighbor tried to kill somebody, would you want to know? what if they were accused of child abuse or domestic violence or fleeing police? tisha thompson and the news4 i-team tells you why the government says that's classified, secret information if it involves foreign diplomats on american soil. >> reporter: for more than seven years we've been fighting to obtain the names of foreign diplomats accused of violent and dangerous crimes. we got a partial list two years ago when we uncovered
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over for drunk driving, hit and run, and driving more than 100 miles per hour. but it took so long to get that information, we asked the state department to give us a new list. this time the state department refused to release the names of diplomats caught breaking the rules or where the crimes like assault with intent to kill and malicious wounding actually happened claiming that information is private and classified. but tom blanton, who has successfully sued the federal government multiple times to force it to release information says these names ought to be released to protect public safety. >> if they can get away with it, we're all at risk. these folks should not be covered with a classification stamp. that's why it mattered. >> reporter: we put the documents we received and what the state department told us on our website. that's the most viewed story on our site. check it out on tisha thompson,
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news4 was right there when a group of men took their first steps on two feet in years. today five amputees were fitted with prosthetics courtesy of adventist health care rehabilitation. they are refugees from liberia and lost their legs in war but they're also soccer players and until today had to play with crutches. as you can imagine, this was a game-changer. they came to play with an international soccer team and they're living at a homeless shelter in d.c. as they apply for permanent asylum. they hope the legs will open new opportunities to find work here. now to our weather and the possibility of snow this weekend. we wanted to know what you think about that. take a look at our poll results. more than half of you say no, i can't do this again. actually more than half of you say, no! say it's not true, doug. we've been enjoying this beautiful sunset o involving behind us, but really, on sunday? come
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on. >> that's the thing. it comes in on saturday night into sunday. now, does it come in late enough saturday night that it's cold enough that most of it is snow and some of it does stick or is it mostly during the daytime hours because, a, the sun is much higher in the sky in the month of march and it's much warmer in march. it's very hard to get a storm to stick around this time of year. however, we all know what happens. just two years ago we saw seven inches of snow on this day. right now look at the sun. beautiful sunset here. sun going down tonight at 7:18. we have a half an hour left. really a great picture there. 65 degrees the current temperature. temperatures dropping as the sun goes down but we're still at 58 degrees. rather nice. the average high is 56. notice the numbers, 63 leesburg. 66 in warrenton, 61 in camp springs. even annapolis today, westerly winds, so that kept the bay breeze at bay. 61 degrees over there towards the annapolis area today. now, we have seen a few showers
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our region. we're really not. you don't even need to take the umbrella with you. even if you do see a shower, it's very quick and light. tomorrow not worried about the showers. we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds but more sunshine tomorrow. breezy and nice. temperatures 57 to 65 degrees. the weekend outlook yardwork, do it on saturday. it will be cool on saturday but do it on saturday. outdoor events, sunday events most likely canceled as a result of the rain or snow that develops. brunch, do it indoors across the region on your sunday. here is the forecast. 50 degrees on saturday. most of you in the 40s. right now i still think a mix of rain and snow. i do think a couple areas could get some accumulating snowfall, could be a couple inches but most of the roads right now look to stay above freezing. we're going for a high of 40. anything that accumulates will quickly melt during the afternoon. so, yes, not a huge deal but something we're watching. look at this, 74 next thursday. >> just trying to distract us. thank you, doug. >> thanks, doug. coming up in sports, march
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talking about our awful luck in the poll -- >> but so far everybody is doing pretty well, right? >> after four days. >> we never win. >> you never win the big pool. >> who does? who wins those things? >> nobody i know. >> no one on this desk. >> the people who pick by the mascots. >> are owe the colors. >> first full day of games in the ncaa and we've already had a number five seed go down. baylor came up short against yale earlier today. we've been telling you all week long how difficult it's been for teams in that five spot to advance. maryland is the fifth seed trying to avoid that opening round hurdle. carol maloney is out on the west coast for the terps' first practice. >> is it time to fear the madness? every year it seems a couple five seeds are knocked out by 12s. the terps guarding against the letdown. they're coming in ultra focused. terps to finish practice today
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she sheed is the unofficial winner. >> just to be here, the heightened level of everyone loving basketball coming to see you play and wanting to see you play. it's an enjoyable experience and we're definitely enjoying every minute of it. we know we have business to take care of. at the same time it doesn't hurt to have a little fun. >> just growing up watching this tournament, always want to be here, finally here. you definitely excited, not nervous, just excited to play on this stage. >> i feel really good about this team and being out in spokane. i feel good. you know, i'm eating well, sleeping well, and i really feel well. i'm very confident that we're going it play well. >> reporter: as a five seed, terps looking to make history. no number five has ever gone on to win a national title. in spokane, washington, carol maloney, news4 spor
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tip-off set for tomorrow at 4:30. elsewhere around the tournament, number one seeds in the history of the big dance are 126-0 against 16 seeds. there was more drama on the sidelines in the virginia/hampton game than on the court. virginia, one of the top teams in the acc, hampton the top team in the meac. slow start for uva but anthony gill, the big fellow, spots up, squares up, knocks down the jump shot. he had himself a game. a little later on, malcolm, nice find to gill. check out this. scary moment. tony bennett, the head coach, collapsed on the sideline. it was caused by dehydration. he left for the locker room to get some treatment. he did come back to coach the second half. uva had no problems with hampton. 81-45 as your final. don't kid yourself, you are ready for
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now all you got to do is stay with what we do. >> yale and a 12 seed taking on baylor, the 5 seed. the head coach, james jones. mason scored 31 points for yale. they never trailed after that bucket. second half, five seconds left, a two-point lead. that's lester medford losing the ball. yale wins their first ncaa tournament game in the program's history, 79-75. caps in action today but not on the ice. backstrom and holtby shared smiles as they unveiled the pediatric waiting room at med star georgetown university hospital. special moment for these players and patients. >> i made a mask for mr. holtby and it's just a hockey mask and i decorated it this morning in the clinic while i was getting my treatment. it means a lot to me that people like
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they worked wonders with the room. it looks a lot better now. >> we're here to try and make a difference even if it's for, you know, a couple minutes, hours, or a day. that's our job
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