Skip to main content

tv   News4 at 6  NBC  March 18, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm EDT

6:00 pm
it's clear outside right now, but a system is dumping snow in chicago and moving our way. >> and how much snow are we talking about? let's get the latest from doug. how much, doug, and when? >> it's not going to be a lot, guys, but it's going to impact your weekend and it's going to be much cooler. i think that's really going to be the impacts that we have out there. this snow is going to come down, it's going to be a heavy wet snow, almost like a heavy rain. so you will need the umbrellas during the evening tomorrow. right now though we're beautiful. 56 in d.c. 67 in roanoke. 62 hagerstown. nice afternoon. it's been a little breezy. that's added a little chill to the air but all in all looking pretty good. that snow was back toward the chicago -- now i said it. back towards the colorado area. that is making its way our way. and it will start as rain first, and it's earlier now. coming in tomorrow afternoon in many spots. so it will be rain switching over to snow. that rain/snow moves in during the day tomorrow. there will be some accumulation through tomorrow night into early on sunday and back t
6:01 pm
springtime warmth. it's a quick-hitting storm. we will talk more about the impacts when it moves in. i'm take you hour by hour in just a bit. >> thank you, doug. five people are in custody after raids in belgium today including europe's most wanted isis fugitive salah abdeslam. he's been on the run since the paris terror attacks four months ago. nbc's richard engel has the details of the raid. >> reporter: belgian officials announce a commando raid in brussels captured europe's most wanted isis fugitive. his name, salah abdeslam, wanted for his role in the paris attacks that killed 130 people. the 26-year-old abdbe a dells s has always been the most enigmatic. he's believed to have carried out an attack but either had a change of heart or
6:02 pm
out. left his suicide vest behind and then crossed out of france, went back to belgium, and he was found today not far from his own home back in the molenbeek neighborhood, a suburb of brussels. police and commandos gathered at the building where they believed he was, raided it inside, then opened fire on salah abdeslam injuring him in the leg and then taking him and others into custody. this has been an important step for both french investigators and belgian authorities who have been working very closely together. u.s. officials congratulate td belgium on this accomplish. they said the victims of the paris attacks will still be remembered. richard engel, nbc news, istanbul. the man from fairfax county who allegedly tried to join isis says he wants to come back home. he surrendered
6:03 pm
video statement. julie carey joins us with more on his change of heart. >> mohammed jamal khweis went to high school in fairfax county and now wants to rejoin his family here. among the things that he says turned him off to isis, there was no smoking allowed. >> i'm mohammed jamal khweis. i'm from the united states. >> reporter: 26-year-old mohammed khweis told his story to a kurdistan tv station, still a captive as the camera rolled. he said a few months ago he met a woman in turkey. she took him across the border into syria to find isis fighters. then he was sent to the iraqi city of mosul. i was with a lot of foreigners, a lot of asians, russians, and people from the surrounding area. >> while khweis is being described as an isis fighter, did he not mention combat in the interview. once in mosul he says things were not as expected
6:04 pm
american people is life in mosul, it's really, really bad. i didn't really support their ideology, and that's at that point that's when i decided i needed to escape. >> reporter: khweis also complained it was hard to live in mosul. there was no smoking. this was the scene earlier this week just moments after khweis surrendered to kurdish fighters. >> where are you from? >> the united states. >> reporter: he produced his virginia driver's license leading the media here to track down his family at this fairfax county townhouse. >> you guys leave right now. this is wrong information. >> reporter: but relatives later acknowledge reporters had found the right family. they believed khweis was on vacation. their frustration leading khweis' father to turn a hose on the camera. >> reporter: still unclear whether mohammed khweis will be re
6:05 pm
prosecuted. the kurds have been debriefing him and u.s.cia offi acknowledge he could have important intelligence to share. back to you in the studio. >> julie carey reporting. thank you. we're learning more about a threatening letter sent to one of donald trump's sons. eric trump's security team in manhattan called police last night after he received a letter containing some white powder. the powder did not contain anything harmful. law enforcement sources tell our sister station in new york that the message was sent march 7th from boston. a handwritten letter inside essentially threatened that if donald trump didn't drop out of the presidential race, the powder in the next envelope would be real. from here on out, every contest is make or break for some candidates. come tuesday voters in arizona, utah, and idaho will get a chance to weigh in on the race for the white house. mitt romney just announced he's going to vote for senator ted cruz at the utah caucus. brian mooar is on capitol hill with
6:06 pm
derail the fruners efront-runnh parties? >> reporter: right now donald trump and hillary clinton have a shared strength/weakness. a solid but not unbeatable delegate lead. bernie sanders is denying naysayers including president obama himself who believe it's time for democrats to close ranks behind hillary clinton. >> we have a path toward victory that goes right through idaho. >> reporter: he hopes a western win streak will change his fortunes at the democratic convention in july. some hand-wringing republicans are looking for options to unseat their front-runner, donald trump. they're hoping to pull the not trump vote. former candidates marco rubio and lindsey graham have voiced support for ted cruz but stopped short of endorsing him. mitt romney announced he's voting for cruz next week. trump
6:07 pm
and let us all down is endorsing lion ted cruz. this is good for me. john kasich refuses to step aside hoping more wins will make him the consensus candidate. >> so maybe they ought to, you know, knock it off and get behind me. >> reporter: cruz turned his focus to next week's big prize, arizona. and at the border he borrowed a signature trump campaign theme. >> you know, president obama tells us the border is secure. well, i invite him to move the white house down to the southern border. let's see how secure it is. >> reporter: he has one eye on the border and another on a threshold. if any candidate claims 50% of the vote there tuesday, it's winner take all. that would be 58 delegates total. right now trump does have a lead in arizona, but not more than that 50% he would need to get all the delegates. we're going to talk more about this with chuck todd coming up at 6:15. also for information about how a contested convention might work, head over tour
6:08 pm
app during the break. only on news4 tonight, a metro passenger recounts the terrifying experience that put him in the hospital. his arm got caught in the train doors he says, and then the train started moving even after he says he got the conductor's attention. news4's derrick word joins us with his story and metro's response. >> reporter: you know, metro has signed up in the system that constantly warn passengers against trying to stop a door from closing but it enevidentablely happens and there are safeguards supposedly in place to keep that from happening or to keep anyone from being dragged or injured. a few hours ago we talked to a gentleman who had just gotten out of gw hospital. he said that's exactly what happened to him. metro says they want to look into that a bit. this isn't the way derrick powell planned on exiting metro. he was injured on the platform of l'enfant plaza station this morning. he says he was dragged by a blue line train. he said he was rushing to catch that train and as he approaed
6:09 pm
>> i stuck my arm in the door to try to get the door to stay open. so the doors shut on me. >> reporter: he was near the center but he said the driver saw him. >> he give me a quick boom boom shall open the door and shut it. the whole time my arm is still in the door. >> reporter: and the train started moving. >> i got to giddy up with the train. >> reporter: in a statement metro says that powell was not being dragged but that he was, quote, traveling along the outside of the train. there are witness accounts and video from the surveillance cameras in the station. >> now i'm tumbling. so when i'm tumbling i hit the side of the train. the train knocked me back on the platform and i get up and i'm just in a daze. >> reporter: these bruises on his head are just some of the injuries. metro says they are investigating this incident, investigating whether powell's arm was in the door or whether his arm got
6:10 pm
they've spoken to the train operator and it's under investigation. now, indeed, metro has spoke ton the train operator. they want mr. powell, however, to talk to their safety inspectors. that hasn't happened yet. live in northwest, derrick ward, news4. new details emerging about what prompted metro to shut down the rail system completely earlier this week. the power cables next to the one that caught fire at l'enfant plaza 15 months ago were not equipped with insulation to prevent fires. that's according to a federal official. that official says ntsb investigators could tell just by looking that the cables connected to the power supply were not insulated. metro's general manager shut the system down on wednesday for systemwide safety inspections. our news partners at wtop radio say a total of 27 problems with power cables or connections were found. there are some new concerns about security behind bars. the chalge
6:11 pm
facing as three brothers get locked up on charges they helped murder is police officer. rape allegations as one of the most prestigious schools in our area. and hundreds fight for the american dream as the supreme court gets ready to take
6:13 pm
back to presidential
6:14 pm
western states ahead of tuesday's nominating contests out there. >> former republican nominee mitt romney won't let up in his effort to derail donald trump. he just announced he's voting for ted cruz. >> chuck todd joins us. we've heard so much about the contested convention for the republicans. what are the odds on that tonig tonight? >> well, i think the odds are not quite 50/50 but they're getting higher every day. sitting at 40%. let's see whahat eppns tuesday. does trump win and get delegates in utah, win -- arizona is a winner take all. if he loses arizona, then suddenly that would be a way of guaranteeing i think a contested convention, and if ted cruz can get 50% or more or kasich, but cruz has the best shot, 50% or more in utah he wins all the delegates. those are the things that have to happen, which is all about denying trump enough delegates.
6:15 pm
can get his number before he gets to the convention. they need to pull some upsets of him. does john kasich beat him in wisconsin, does cruz win in utah? that's what has to happen to guarantee a contested convention. >> looking over on the other side of me, publicly president obama has been staying out of the democratic primary for the most part. nothing overt. >> no. >> but privately is he starting to nudge people towards secretary -- >> he's been nudging for a while. there's no doubt about it. i think, you know, we may be close to where he publicly now comes out and endorses or he'll let us know who he voted for in the illinois primary which took place on tuesday. somehow that has not come up at a press briefing. i'm a little bit surprised on that front for what it's worth. but if bernie sanders comes up short in arizona -- he had this hope that he was going to win two or three states last tuesday, and the illinois and missouri -- >> ohio -- >> maybe even ohio, but illinois and missouri they really thought they were going to win. and then he was hoping to run off a string
6:16 pm
if she wins arizona on tuesday, he may win idaho and utah, but the arizona thing will feel bigger. it's a primary. and it wouldn't be surprising to me if before the end of the month president obama publicly came out for hillary clinton. >> you just said walking into the studio, we got a few quiet moments in the presidential contest and then we get the supreme court battle. any signs of republicans cracking from their very rock hard position? >> well, there is. you have -- first you have the group of republican senators who are in blue or purple states who are up for re-election. they all are saying they'll meet with him. the next crack would be rather chuck grassley, chairman of the senate judiciary committee, will he agree to hold hearings. mcconnell has said no, no hearings whatsoever. let's see what happens. if chuck grassley gets a poll that shows him under 50%, i guarantee you the next day he's
6:17 pm
calling up garland and saying what time can you get here for a hearing. he's trying to keep his conference together. the base of the republican party continues to care more about judicial issues than the base of the democratic party. i believe in the long run this is still -- it is probably better politics for mcconnell to hold the line on this. it may not be good swing state politics but in the long run there's more punishment for a republican on caving on judiciary issues in a way that i think sometimes we in the washington world forget. >> but, chuck, aren't the republicans taking a bit of a chance in that. if hillary clinton is elected -- >> big chance. >> -- in november, she's not going to nominate a moderate judge in his 60s. >> this is the monty hall situation. they're absolutely rolling the dice. maybe that's why maybe he'll get his hearing but not a vote but if hillary clinton wins the presidency he somehow gets a vote in december before she takes offic
6:18 pm
what does hillary clinton say about garland? does she pledge to renominate him or does she say that's president obama's pick? one of the pressure points actually could be if she says, well, i don't know. he's a little moderate for my taste. does that like create a wedge. i don't know. we have a long way to go on this one, but i got mitch mcconnell and harry reid on the show. i think we're the only show that has them both. that will ng toee them -- >> a lot to look forward to. >> back-to-back. they're not going to be debating each other. they do that enough on the senate floor. >> a lot to look forward to on sunday morning. you can watch "meet the press" with chuck todd at 10:30 here on nbc 4. and over in maryland politics, the battle for the coveted senate seat ramped up. they took part in their first primary debate. as chris gordon reports, transportation safety among the hot topics. >> reporter: wamu radio hosted the first debate between donna edwards and chris van
6:19 pm
they are both progressive democrats, but stressed their differences. >> we both have the same voting record when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, but i have been out there in the trenches fighting to get it done. >> i'm proud of my progressive record in the united states house of representatives and i'll be proud of it in the senate fighting for workers and for women who want equal pay. >> kojo nnamdi and tom sherwood moderated the debate. the candidates were asked about metro safety in light of this week's electrical fire and complete system shutdown for inspections. senator barbara mikulski has fought for federal money for metro infrastructure and new train cars. which of the candidates would be the best successor to mikulski's transportation priorities? >> i was very involved working owe on a bipartisan basis with tom davis in et getting the original $150 million federal contribution which is what gives us the leverage from the federal government to oversee metro. >> we made
6:20 pm
purple line and the red line were included in our transportation authorization. it was only because governor hogan rejected the red line that it didn't get funded. >> reporter: polls indicate the democratic primary between edwards and van hollen is a tight race in the final weeks before maryland's april 26th primary. but the polls also indicate that a large number of maryland voters are still undecided. at the u.s. capitol, chris gordon, news4. a murder mystery as an elderly man is found dead outside his home. how the crime is impacting people in this very quiet community. also tonight investigators try to zero in on what caused that
tv-commercial
6:21 pm
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.
6:22 pm
6:23 pm
hard to believe you look outside on a picture like this, bright blue skies, nothing but sunshine, and we're talking snow tomorrow. now, it's not going to be a lot. we're not really talking a lot of snow. this is not going to be a big impactful storm for us. temperatures today are in the mid-60s so it will be hard for any of that to stick. winds out of the northwest at
6:24 pm
they have been gust i this afternoon. we'll continue to see rather breezy conditions through the evening. 61 martinsburg. 61 luray. 65 in fredericksburg. so if you're heading out this evening, it will get a little cooler obviously as the sun goes down but with that breeze you may need the jacket as you step out. no rain, no snow to talk about. you will not need the umbrellas tonight but take the umbrellas tomorrow. not just for any rain that develops but for the snow too. it's going to be a very wet snow. we have a few factors coming in. we have a cold front to the north. it will set us. for some of that snow. here is the system making its way our way. it's moving fairly quickly. there's another system back to the west. if these two systems were no come together right around our region, that's when we were talking about the potential for some bigger snowfall totals. but they're not going to come together in time to give us a big storm. here is future weather. 8:00 a.m., just some cloud cover across the region. not a bad start. by 1:00 we start to see showers. this is earlier now. some rain moving in first and then switching overo
6:25 pm
snow back to the west, and notice winchester, frederick, leesburg, almost all snow for you. waldorf, fredericksburg, colonial beach, lexington park, this is all rain for you, and i do think that will be the case right through the night. look at i-95. that's once again the delineation mark between rain to the south and snow to the north and west. the snow gets lighter during the morning hours. so i'm not anticipating a big impactful event. by sunday this may be all rain because, again, we're talking about the storm coming in the middle of march. here is your snowfall potential. and this is really on the high side. 2 to 4 inches, mostly for the higher elevations back here, especially the blue ridge back towards the elevations of west virginia. one to two inches billialtimore d.c. we're talking a rain/snow mix so as we move through the day, here is what to expect. most roads will stay fine from this. and the accumulation is only on th
6:26 pm
maybe on the trees. very similar to what we saw just two weeks ago. take a look at this. this was the video we saw two weeks ago. notice the roads are fine. the grass has some snow on it. the trees have some snow, but where we would see the most impact, the roads, the sidewalks, they were a-okay. i think that's going to be the case again. you woke up friday morning to a winter wonderland. it was quite pretty taking my kids to school. by 11:00 all the snow was gone. much warmer on monday and tuesday. much better, and look at the warmth. we go from the 70s to the snow, back to the 70s. i like the 70s. >> all right. so do we. thank you, doug. coming up next, the prison sentence for a local woman who lined her pockets by ripping off a state senator. >> the outpouring of support from the community has inspired the prince george's county police department to invite the community for a moment of silence in honor of a fallen officer. i'm tracee wilkins. we'll tell you all about it coming up on new.
6:27 pm
get ready for some pain at the pump. how much more you could be pang as gas prices keepyi
6:28 pm
6:29 pm
it's been five days now since a police officer was ambushed and killed outside a station. >> as officials prepare to pay tribute to the victim, three brothers are in jail facing charges. >> bureau chief tracee wilkins is live to tell us whyh
6:30 pm
george's county hasn't ever seen before. tracee? >> reporter: well, this is going to be a complicated trial. this is a complicated case. to make sure things go as smoothly as possible, they have to make sure that their incarceration is done correctly. >> we knew we were going to have to keep them separate. >> reporter: with three brothers in custody charged in connection to the shooting death of officer jacai coal selsocolson, special has to be paid to where and how they are incarcerated. all three brothers have been sent to three separate maryland facilities. michael ford is housed in isolation inside the prince george's county jail's medical unit. his two brothers, malik and elijah, are in two separate unnamed facilities. >> with inmates with a5p]c high-profile case like this, it's unprecedented. we would have to make sure not only that they are well mentally but physically, and that requires our medical staff, and we have one medical unit, and
6:31 pm
keep them sign and sound separate all the time in the medical unit. >> reporter: since safety is also a concern and due to all of the coverage, the suspects will most likely not be placed in general population before they are tried, but remain in some form of isolation. >> they're like any other inmate for us. we have to protect them, provide them with the services that we would normally provide anyone else, and so that has to be our focus. >> meanwhile, outside prince george's police headquarters -- >> we're sad for everybody, and it's just sad. >> reporter: chief stawinski visited the memorial as the department prepares to welcome the community for a vigil this sunday. >> it wasn't only us that was affected. obviously when this was taking place, there was, you know, a lot of concern amongst our community. >> reporter: that vigil is going to happen outside of district iii police station in the parking lot at 4:15. they're asking folks to come out to the parking lot and gather. at 4:30 they're going to have a
6:32 pm
that is the time when this gunfire was opened up on the district iii police station. reporting live in palmer park, i'm tracee wilkins. back to you all in studio. >> thanks. we have some breaking news to bring you. boy, this is sad. a baltimore ravens player has died. trey walker plays cornerback for the ravens. he was seriously injured last night when he was on a dirt bike and crashed into an suv at an intersection in miami. police say the dirt bike had no lights and walker was wearing dark clothes at the time. he played about eight games last season for the ravens and he was only 23 years old. d.c. police are investigating a report of a rape at the sidwell friends school in northwest d.c. the alleged attack happened wednesday afternoon. later that night a sidwell student told police that a male classmate had raped her on the upper school's campus on wisconsin avenue. news4 obtained the police report. it says the two students are, quote, known to each other and
6:33 pm
relationship. the associate head of school said it's school policy to cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation. it's also school policy not to comment on any such investigation. a woman who embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollar from a virginia campaign fund has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. federal prosecutors announced lynn miller was sentenced today. last fall the i-team reported on miller who was the campaign treasurer for dick saslaw. court documents show she admits to writing $650,000 in fraudulent checks. prosecutors say miller also created fraudulent companies and pocketed money from an autism organization she helped start. well, you knew it wouldn't last forever. gas prices are going up just in time for spring break. >> news4 consumer reporter susan hogan joins us with a look at how much more we
6:34 pm
>> 18 cents more out of our pocket to be exact. >> per gallon? >> yes, per gallon. >> okay. >> i know. still, it just seems like -- but, yes, according to aaa spring break is the biggest road trip week of the year and since last thursday gas prices have jumped double digits across the washington metro area. the nationwide average retail price of gas jumped 14 cents a gallon since last week. aaa says you can expect a gallon of regular unleaded gas to jump to $2.40 by memorial day even though the price has not gone up. drivers are not campaigning. >> we're not going to be driving that far, so it's not going to change our plans. >> we just aren't going to be taking very many road trips, so it won't be an issue for us. >> now, according to aaa the priss increase is due to a decline in gasoline splice, relatively strong demand, and continued refinery maintenance. prices
6:35 pm
gas demand goes up. this is what we see. $2.40 still compared to where we are last year and the year before and the year before, we're still pretty good. >> and as gas prices inch up, so does the stock market. >> that's right. >> thanks, susan. we've been waiting for weeks. we'll see the video that had people glued to their computers today and it's not the ncaa. >> a different kind of march madness. and we're celebrating the women who help shave our lives. i'll introduce you to my mom but first doug talking snow. >> just a little bit. just a wee bit of snow after our st. patrick's day yesterday. right now dealing with plenty of sunshine. tomorrow and really this weekend kind of a nasty weekend. i'll break it down for you. that's a nice shot. wot look like that tomorn'ro
6:36 pm
advisor and team who understand where you come from. we didn't really have anything, you know. but, we made do. vo: know you can craft an investment plan as strong as your values. al, how you doing. hey, mr. hamilton. vo: know that together you can establish a meaningful legacy. with the guidance and support of your dedicated pnc wealth management team.
6:37 pm
6:38 pm
today hundreds of people rallied outside the supreme court for immigration reform.
6:39 pm
immigration reform advocates launched a one-month countdown to the upcoming supreme court case that will test president obama's executive actions on immigration. 26 states have challenged presidential orders that shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation spp. march is women's history month and we're celebrating the women who shaped our lives. for me it's my mom. now, look, she didn't climb a mountain at age 60 or launch a million dollar startup, but when it comes to showing the family how much she loves us, she's been amazing. >> reporter: there's the mom i know today playing with my own kids. and the one i remember when i was their age. but it took me looking at those old photos to realize, gail lawrence had a life,
6:40 pm
life, before me. getting dressed up to go out, playing cards with friends, catching a show at a vegas casino. my mom going to see a movie. that i get. taking target practice? not so much. nights on the town, the days on vacation, the early years with my dad. it's just amazing how young they were. my mom's parents came up from the south looking for more work and honestly, less racism than alabama in the 1940s. they settled in detroit and my mom and her sister were the first in the family to go to college. 30-some years my mom taught sixth grade math in detroit public schools. that's me as a baby when we lived in the upstairs part of a two-family flat. there she is from the bed to my bike, and one family trip after another.
6:41 pm
the woman with her grand kids, she's a lot more melo than the one who raised me. my mom worked hard, and when me and my brother messed up, she was hard. looking back, that was a real blessing. i learned a lot about a loving marriage just by watching her and my dad, and, man, to see my little girl on her grammy's lap or curled up in her arms, to watch her holding my son, it's like i'm reliving my own childhood through them. it's hard to sum up 40 years of support and affection in four words, but here goes -- i love you, mom. >> oh, your mother was very stylish. >> you know, looking back through those photos i told my own wife, i said one day our kids are not going to remember your living in
6:42 pm
world. they're just going to know you're just our mom. you know that firsthand. >> yes, i do. and does this mean you're really good at math since your mother was a math teacher? >> unfortunately, no, that apple fell a long way from the tree, doreen. it was in a different field entirely. >> sun seeing those pictures. >> it was fun putting it together. you know, you can see more stories on the women who have had an impact on our lives, jim handly, jim vance, doug, aaron, all of us are part of a special program called "4 the women we love." it's going to air tomorrow morning at 10:00 right here on nbc 4. next at 6:00, the search for a cause after a chemical explosion at the national zoo. it's been one week since an 83-year-old man was shot and killed inside his mason neck home, and so far no one has been arrested for his murder. >> such an unlikely target for a crime. >> reporter: coming up, neighbors explain how the death of their friend has changed the
6:43 pm
6:44 pm
6:45 pm
s blasting without risking her bones. it's training her good cells... to fight the bad guys. stronger is less pain... new hope... more fight. it's doing everything in your power... and everything in ours. stronger, is changing even faster than they do. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger. a murder mystery in northern virginia. an 83-year-old ma
6:46 pm
killed in the back of his home in lorton. now exactly one week later police are still looking for clues and a suspect. as news4's meagan fit gerald tolls us, the crime has affected neighbors who are living in fear. >> reporter: from the looks of it things seem normal on river drive. >> let's go. >> reporter: but if you talk to neighbors, you soon find out that couldn't be further from the truth. >> it just seems such an unlikely target for a crime. >> reporter: last friday at around 1:00 in the morning, fairfax county police say someone shot and killed 83-year-old johan de leede in the back of his mason neck home. it was his wife who called 911 and since then police have been on scene collecting evidence. even sending divers into the potomac to look for clues hoping it will lead them to a suspect but so far nothing yet. the folks who live around here say it's no secret that things have changed. >> we're all being more cautus
6:47 pm
night. >> reporter: other neighbors say they close their blinds and windows as well. this woman didn't want to be identified but says she's changed her habits too. >> i don't walk the dog in the dark anymore. i have always felt so safe, and it's just broken. it's just -- i don't know that it will ever be the same. >> reporter: it's an interruption in a community that's been so peaceful for so long. but most say their biggest focus is getting justice for johan. >> he'll be remembered as a very smart, friendly, very concerned about local affairs. >> reporter: family and close friends have asked for privacy, but we're told they are setting up right now for a memorial service that will be held at johan de leede's home remembering and celebrating his life. reporting in fairfax county, megagan fitzgerald. you will be able to enjoy the national zoo's american trail this weekend.
6:48 pm
investigators are still trying to figure out what caused an explosi explosion. a contractor was working in a mechanical room when he smelled chlorine. he left the area and then a loud bang. none of the people or animals were injured. the bald eagles have a baby eaglet. eagle watchers were delighted as the baby pushed through the shell this evening. the excitement isn't over yet either. there's a second egg that could hatch this weekend. the eagles are the first mating pair to come to our area in nearly 70 years. we're going to name that one spring and i guess the sibling we can name winter, huh? >> exactly right. that's what's happening. i think the most amazing thing about that is here you have these big eagles with the backand the talons and yet they're so gentle. >> finin
6:49 pm
know it's not going to be a huge deal on the road, but is it going to affect the cherry blossoms? could it knock enough buds down to sort of -- >> no, the buds are not open enough, so i think they will be fine. they will stay on the trees. the only thing i am worried about is the cold air over the next couple days could push it back to -- right now it's supposed to be wednesday/thursday. it could be thursday/friday. only a day but if you were thinking about getting out there wednesday, maybe not that 70% peak that they were talking about just because of the colder air. tomorrow, sunday and into monday. but then next week we're right back into the 70s. so, yeah, those cherry blossoms will be popping any day now. you're evening planner, sunset, 7:19. temperatures 65 dropping through the 60s into the upper 50s by around 11:00. it will turn cool tonight. it will also be rather breezy. tomorrow morning you will notice a little bit of a difference. 63 right now in rockville. off to herndon and reston, my friends out there coming in at 63. all my friends in herndon now live in loudoun county. i don't know how that
6:50 pm
63 in camp springs. storm team4 radar showing things are dry. it will stay like this all night tonight. no problems and right on through early tomorrow morning. here is sky cast 4 weather. notice around 11:00, just the cloudiness. but then around 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, the rain and snow starts to move in. by 6:00 we're looking at snow around the d.c. metro area. rain or snow between 3:00 and 7:00. how much accumulation? we're going 1 to 2 but i'm not expecting a whole lot. remember, tomorrow morning no problems. afternoon just wet. the evening rain or snow will become heavier. we're in the red but once again i think the roads will be okay. 40 degrees on your sunday, 45 on monday. look at the warm-up. 55 on tuesday and look at next week. temperatures back into the mid-70s so looking much, much nicer there. over the last couple -- today there's storm team4 friday. here are some of the posts from storm team4 friday. busy day with lots of live streams where you can chat with
6:51 pm
follow @nbcwashington. we were facebooking live. we were doing things i didn't even know existed. back to you guys. >> thanks, doug. >> coming up in sports, the caps clinched a playoff berth tuesday but don't tell that to
tv-commercial
6:52 pm
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
6:53 pm
6:54 pm
desk brought to you by xfinity. your home for the most live sports. >> i do have to admit i am keeping an eye on my phone here with the maryland game. >> you and a whole lot of other people. we can hear the howls in the newsroom all afternoon. huge upsets in college basketball today including a few that could affect our local teams. chris miles joins us from csn studios with that. a lot of brackets busted tonight, chris. >> true, indeed. it's living up to the name of march madness for sure. the basketball experts are often wrong a lot this time of year. then again, so are most novice college basketball fans. case in point, almost 40% of people who filled out brackets picked michigan state to make it to the national championship game. so that means nearly half of the country was wrong. sparty, the two seed in the midwest region hosting 15 seed middle tennessee state. michigan state has beatenu va in back-to-back ncaa tournaments and was set to
6:55 pm
cavaliers in the elite eight. well, that won't happen. this dunk with less than a minute sealed one of the biggest upsets in tournament history. middle tennessee state led start to finish and they will face tenth seeded syracuse in the second round. so sparty's loss to middle tennessee state was music to the ears of the cavaliers. still they will have to do something no tony bennett team has ever done, advance past the sweet 16. defense is what this team believes separates them from the rest of the pack. >> we do the same thing night in night out. there's nothing too much we have to worry about defensively other than coming out and doing the same thing. we don't need to change anything. obviously there's different opponents that do different things, but we're going to do the same thing regardless. i think that definitely helps us. no need to check that phone. maryland is trying to close out south dakota state right here. you see that. they're ahead 72-69 in the final minute of that game.
6:56 pm
senior jake layman with 23 points providing the spark. so the terps get the winner of the california/hawaii match-up. the rainbows in control in the second half. quincy smith doing it on both ends by himself. career high 19 points for the senior. final three minutes, hawaii still up 10. another senior using the window. hawaii, the 13th seed earns the upset. 77-66. couple of 7/10 match-ups primed for upsets. syracuse all over dayton, 70-51. folks in richmond are happy after vcu pulled away from oregon state late in that one moving on to the second round. the 75-67 victory. focusing on the ladies now, george washington tipped off this afternoon. they're ahead of kansas state right now. we'll have highlights of that game later on this evening. maryland won't take the court until tomorrow afternoon. the second seeded terps will play right here in college park
6:57 pm
maryland has won eight in a row at xfinity center where they're 15-1 this season. if there's any indication of how they are at home, check out breana jones right here. she nail this is half court shot to end practice. clearly brenda has her group relaxed and ready to play. >> it's something that we don't take for granted. we have the greatest fans in the country so it's just an honor to play in front of them. it's something we worked for. we worked for our seeding. i mean, it's just a great opportunity to play here and have this homecourt advantage. with college basketball taking over the sports world, the caps clinching a playoff spot with 13 games left in the regular season has flown under the radar a bit. they're not concerned with coasting into the postseason. they're trying to click on all cylinders. vcu, maryland, uva dancing for the second round of the ncaa
tv-commercial
6:58 pm
>> all right, chris miles. >> 30 seconds left in the maryland game. my fingernails are worn down to the nub. when you build one of the biggest retail businesses in america,
6:59 pm
working closely with elected officials. from secretaries to presidents you learn what works in government and what doesn't. and if you're david trone you take those lessons all the way to congress. you pledge to take nothing from pacs or corporations because the only special interest a congressman should have is you and he'll promise to work with anyone if it'll get things done. after all he's spent 30 years working both sides of the aisle. i'm david trone and i approve this message.
7:00 pm
breaking news tonight. one of the most wanted terrorists in the world captured. the only surviving plotter from the paris massacre taken alive in a dramatic raid in brussels. tonight how they found him and what he can tell investigators. spring snow storm. a big nor'easter bearing down on millions right as things are supposed to be warming up. targeting trump. mitt romney's big announcement as he tries to derail the front-runner. also a scare for trump's family. threats to his children. dangerous mix, the new warning about a spike in patients unknowingly sabotaging their own life-saving treatment because of something they don't tell their doctor. and little kid, big hit, and millions of families who can't get enough.

253 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on