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officials say terrorists could be planning more attacks. back to you. coming up at 5:00 a.m. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. we'll get you up to speed on the brussels terror attacks. >> first, though, we want to get you caught up with weather and traffic. storm team meteorologist tom kierein here with the weather headlines. >> starting off with milder temperatures your weather headlines for the 24th day of march, a cool morning but balmy temperatures. and the warmer pattern is continuing for the next several dpaps right now, starting off with temperatures in the mid- mid-50s. shenandoah valley all the way to the bay. reagan national at 53 degrees. and clouds not producing any rain or snow anywhere in the vicinity. no trouble up and down the atlantic seaboard. however if you go to denver, they're getting a boulevard there right now.
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at your commuter forecast at 5:11. >> we have that problem still hanging around in frederick countthy this morning. thurston road south of 80, all lanes blocked box of those wires down. that is an earlier crash that caused that problem. 95 at prince william parkway, northbound, southbound, don't have any big problems there. taking a look at 66, fairfax county to the beltway going to take you eight minutes like it should. remember to listen to our friends at wtop 105 fm when you hop in your car. it's 5:01, we're following the latest developments in belgium. right now, belgium is working to identify the victims but says it's very difficult especially with some people in artificial comas or others with serious injuries. 34 people were killed and hundreds hurt, including several americans. at least one american couple is still missing right
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open. trains and buses are all running. although the subway station, some of them still closed. the airport also closed today. and it's not clear when they will be up and running again. and it's an all-out manhunt for the last suspect in the terror attacks. versuses in belgium now say they go found what appears to be a bombmaking factory the suspects may have used. they found chemicals for explosives plus nails and bolts in the factory. investigators say they also found an isis flag. >> and since two of the bombs went off at an airport, that has officials here at home stepping up authority. today at dulles international you're going to see armored and marked police cars parked. and also officers with tactical gear and long guns. coming up, molette green will let us know how the terror is impacting flights here at home. and security at our airports isn't the onhi
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the terror in brussels. airport workers had planned to go on strike at midnight last night to lobby for better pay. instead, they decided to hold a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims of the attack. workers said they wanted to recognize the brussels airport workers and their bravery. >> the workers decided instead to come out and pay some respect to the victims and the worker tess airport. at the airport in brussels, some of which, you know, helped save some lives. >> and a growing memorial in northwest d.c. and flags flying at half-staff there. the terror attack now having a direct impact on the race for the white house. we'll have that. first, we'll catch you up on the results of last night's contest out west. two wins for bernie sanders. voters in utah and idaho chose him over hillary clinton but hillary clin
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about 100,000 more voters casting their ballots for the former secretary of state. to the republicans, donald trump won az taking all 68 delegates in that winner take all state. ted cruz with utah, governor john kasich taking second there. to twitter now where candidates' wives are getting drug into it. and melania trump posing nude in a "gq" shoot with the caption meet melania, the tweet was pic of your wife not just from us. donald, if you try to attack heidi, you're more of a coward than i thought. the #classless. the ad was paid for an anti-trump super pac called make america awesome. closer to home, suspected betrayal in prince george's un
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served for more than a decade face charges of stealing hundreds of house to. retired captain harold sims and jennifer sims were indicted tuesday. jennifer sims is accused of raking in more than $200,000 saying she was working when she wasn't. police chief hank sowinski said if the accusations are true, the couple not only betrayed their community but the badge they once wore. right now, if you have seen this 38-year-old north gaithersburg man, montgomery police want to hear from you. they say he was dropped off at the shady grove station and never made it home. he often visits several restaurants in that area in the burtonsville and rockville area, if you've seen him, call police. finally peak bloom has arrived and actual park service saying 70% of the trees along the tidal basin are
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show their flowers today. just in time for the cherry blossom festival which kicks off saturday. we'll check in with storm team meteorologist amelia segal live at the festival. >> she got the short end of the stick to take that awful assignment down there with the blossoms on this beautiful day. 5:06. what you can expect if you're planning to check out the blossoms yourself. storm team meteorologist tom kierein has a look at that as well as your commuter forecast at 5:11. a man shooting and killing two maryland deputies. what authorities say the suspect did in the days before. as we head to break, a touching tribute in london for the victims of the brussels terror attacks. ♪
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normal morning into mayhem. news4's molette green is live at dulles international in how the terror in brussels is affectinging flights around here today. >> reporter: aaron, good morning, i just spoke to this family flying off to china for 13 days, excited to be able to get on a plane this morning. nonstop flights to brussels obviously cancelled. and international travelers going to europe are being rerouted to other destinations. take a look at some video that we got in from the airport in brussels. still closed, very much heavily secured there. and then you come right back here. when we drove up to washington dulles, the first thing we saw before we got out of the car was a police vehicle with its flashing lights going. in the hours after the brussels attack, we saw stepped up security, which passengers say brought them some comfort. now, this morning, i had a chance to walk around the rp
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and not seeing the level of obvious visible security, the canine units sweeping the officers paired up, or walking in threes with long guns. but airport officials, airport authority tells us security is still in place. and a lot of it is security you cannot see. that is the latest live from washington dulles, back to you. and americans among those hurt in the attacks in brussels, some are still missing this morning. no one has heard from stephanie and justin schultz. the couple is from tennessee and has lived in brussels for nearly two years. the couple was at the airport saying good-bye to stephanie's mother to catch a flight. she managed to make it home safely. her family has not heard from them. this morning, we're hearing from an american university student who was there who says he usually takes that very metro line to get around town.
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he's doing an internship ship in brussels. he said he usually takes that same metro. he spoke to how close he and his friends came to being on the wrong train at the wrong time. >> several of them were on trains just before the bomb went off on the same line. if they had been any sooner or later, they could have been hurt. >> program administrators for the au who travel abroad say all of their students are safe and accounted for. 20 people died in the train bombing. 5:18, outrage developing over what howard university students tell us is a strong sense of injustices. they want changes to how the university handles victims of sexual assault. >> no means no! >> those chants, as hundreds of students protested yesterday. they're upset from the fallout
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of an alleged attack in february. a resident adviser said she was raped by another resident adviser in her dorm room. the alleged rapist is still at school, protesters say. >> survivors of assault will not be removed from howard university campus as a result of their accusations. >> both d.c. police and howard university say they're investigating the reported attack. howard says it will host a healing session next week for survivors of assault. today could be the end of the road for the pepco/exelon merger. that merger has gone through a number of hearings and changes but in the end, not all stakeholders can sign off on the details of the mergers. there's an open meeting this afternoon, 1:00, to make its decision. the commission is an independent agency that regulates electric, natural gas and telecommunications companies in the district of columbia
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president obama is in argentina for the first state visit by a u.s. president since 1997. mr. obama will meet with the country's president this morning. he hopes to strengthen ties between the two countries after years of tension. they will meet at the historic peak presidential offices. the president will host a presidential dinner while in argentina. three, two -- emission, and liftoff. >> an awesome sight there. right now, thousands of pounds of food, supplies and a 3d prirc printer of headed to the international space station. that rocket took off from cape canaveral. it appears this will be a successful fly mission after a series of failed launches over the next few years. there's another launch scheduled for next month. d.c. nato owen danoff continues to would you the judges on "the voice." he va
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the winner is on. >> owen is going to move on to the knockout. >> news4 spent some time at home with owen and his grammy winning father bill danoff, his father had the hit "afternoon delight" for john denver. a bit of a different path on national television. congratulations to him we wish him much success and best of luck. 5:21, our time. we turn to meteorologist tom kierein. 56 degrees outside of our studios. tom, not a bad place to start. >> yeah, i gladly took my winter puffy coat and put it back into the closet. you won't be needing it. here's what to wear on this wednesday. you'll need a light jacket this morning. then during the afternoon, you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. you'll need the sunglasses. you can put away a warm coat and you won't need the
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looks like we have temperatures beautiful in the low 60s. jumping to 70s, mid-70s around 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon. lots of sunshine. a little bit of a breeze, maybe 15 to 20 miles an hour coming out of south-southwest. this mild pattern continues into thursday. afternoon highs, mid-70s again. and then thursday night late. maybe around midnight until perhaps 4:00 in the morning commute on friday, could be a wet commute friday morning in the 50s. then some sun back drying outside in the afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s. so quite a change coming in as we get toward the easter weekend. but sunshine back on sat and chilly in the morning. morning lows on saturday may only be near 40 degrees. kind of a cold start on saturday morning. but saturday afternoon great time to do a family walk or ke
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be in upper 40s for sunrise services. then in the afternoon, ought to be around 70 degrees. great weather on easter sunday. then on monday, increasing clouds. highs near 70. looks like showers are likely. and tuesday, gusty winds, getting colder on tuesday with temperatures in the mid-50s. four things to know for this wednesday coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s. melissa is talking about debris on the beltway. >> 295 and debris on the roadway, not sure what is happening there but there is something on the road. also d.c. 295, northbound martin luther king jr. avenue, left lane is getting by the crash. that's the only thing getting by. not seeing too many slowdowns. outer loop at 210, indian head have a disabled vehicle blocking some lanes. and thurston road south of 80, all lanes blocked because of wires down. thatoi
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that's what we were told when we were on the phone. there's police there. trying to work their way to 270. big look at the beltway, no major problems. live look at 95 coming up. melissa, thank you. 5:24. members of sandra bland's family were in the courtroom when a former texas trooper pleaded not guilty to charges related to bland's arrest. you may remember bland was found dead in her jail cell after corporal brian ensena arrested her. he said bland became combative. her death was ruled a suicide. that trooper was fired from his job. yesterday, he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge that he light about the circumstances under which bland left her car. a major fire burning right now. and it is not clear when they'll be able to put this out. this is happening in phoenix. take a alook at all of this black folk that seems to be
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billowing out of that facility. the phoenix fire department said it's coming from cardboard burning at a recycling plant. it hasn't said how the fire started but it's been burning for ten hours now. the good news we can report is nobody was hurt. all right. all. reasons for a traffic jam. you got to see this. police had to close down the street this is in seattle because a guy would not get out of a tree. sir, can you please get out of the tree. the fire department had to bring in a ladder to help the man down from the 80-foot tall sequoia. there are reports that he was slowing things as he were trying to coax him down. d.c. mayer murial bowser said that the state of the district is strong. she wants to raise the city as minimum wage, close the d.c. homeless shelter for good and calling for new spending on education. >> we will make the largest
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in our history with a $75 million increase over last year. >> that money will help fund construction in d.c. public and charter schools. starting in 2017, the mayor plans to renovate schools that have not already been modernized. in public safety, the company will add another 30 ambulances during peak times starting next week. they also urged support for her neighborhood homeless shelter plan. and she plans to ask the council for a hike in minimum wage to $15 an hour. as astonishing story out of the tragedy to strike brussels. meet the 19-year-old american who not only witnessed one of yesterday's bombings but a terror attack right here on american soil. we want to show you the current temperatures this morning. not a bad place to start. when was the last time that you woke up to temps in the 50s? we're off to a warm start, and tom said a balmy afternoon. the 4 things you need to know at 5:31. much more on that, and
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day's other headlines as "news4 today" continues. your time right now 5:27.
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we are tracking the latest on the terror attacks in brussels for you this morning. we've learned that authorities there have identified the two suicide bombers in the airport attack, as well as the person for whom they're still searching this morning. latest developments on that in
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5:30. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm erika gonzalez in for eun yang. coming up at 5:31. what you need to know from meter total tom kierein. >> good morning, and gesundheit. no doubt you're feeling it because the pollen count is getting higher. we're in the moderate range for tree pollen from rain and snow, cedar, cypress and elm tree pollen getting higher later today. 24th of march, cool morning with high clouds. a balmy afternoon. warmer pattern does continue for the next several days. there's a chance of rain moving in late thursday night into friday morning. right now around the region, we're in the 50s. it's a delightful start to the morning. with calm winds, a few clouds in the
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you can feel it in the air, spring is ready to pounce on it. >> they look gorgeous as they're kind of budding there. i can say when i went outside, had my coat on, i thought, i don't know if i really need this. single line tracking right now on blue line. because of unscheduled track work. debris on 295 reported. a little slow. thurston road south of 80, wires down. take your way over to 270. big look at the beltway, as promised a live look at 295. northbound, southbound, just fine. more travel times in ten minutes. aaron. it's 5:31, and metro has ramped up security after terror attacks have left at least 34 dead and hundreds injured in belgium. metro authority added more security and that is going to continue as the area remains on heightened
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what are you seeing so far? >> reporter: well, aaron, it's important to note there is no known or credible threat on the metro systems here, but of course, out of abundance of caution, metro is issuing security. what you can expect to see, more officers in plain clothes and uniform, in the outside, and perimeter of the other downstairs into the platforms with canine units, sweeping the platforms, looking for anything suspicious. of course, this all comes after the attacks we saw yesterday. devastating attacks in brussels where some 31 people were killed. hundreds of others wounded after attacks at the airport and the metro system there. now, alexandria police along with prince george's police department said they'll be assisting metro in their patrols. of course, we'll see even more of an increase of officers in the area, as is always the case, if you
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encouraged to say something with metro. you can also send a text message to my metro transit police department. they will respond back to you. >> meagen, thank you very much. a 19-year-old utah missionary who survived the boston marathon bombing was hurt in the brussels airport attacks. 19-year-old mason wells has shrapnel in his legs, severe burns, a torn achilles but is expected to make a full recovery. he was at the airport with a fellow missionary when one of the bombs detonated. his parents say this brought back memories of the paris attacks just a few months ago. >> this one was really close. he knew when the paris attacks happened, we weren't as concerned. we were concerned this time because this is where he walks every day. >>
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run the boston marathon. they were just a block away from the finish line. a deadly stabbing in the district. the witness says there was a fight at southeast. witness told news4 the girl repeatedly stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the head and body. we now know that the 16-year-old suspect is pregnant. it's not what claretta young was not expecting to see while waiting for the bus. >> girl stabbed her. stabbed her here, here, the side and here. >> amon jane whitley was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. that pregnant teen was arrested and charged with second degree murder. one man is dead and another injured after a crash in woodridge after a two-car crash around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. one driver was taken to the
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injuries. the second driver was seriously hurt. police have not released the names of either driver. >> the man who pled guilty to calling in threats against the metro was sentenced to nearly two years in police. jerez placed more than 300 false calls to 911 from december 2014 for may 2015. >> happening today, the u.s. premium court will have to decide if the affordable care act violates religious freedoms. catholic nuns with little sisters of the poor says the law violates their rights. the case comes while there's still a vacant seat on the court that could mean a split vote among the justices. right now, we may be enjoying this spring weather, but denver is about to get a foot of snow. there is a blizzard there. it's already cancelled hundreds of flights into and out of
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other midwest states. some are preparing for the mobility of tornadoes even. we can be thankful that spring has arrived here in d.c. with the blooming of the cherry blossoms. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal is at the tidal basin as we usher in peak bloom. appropriately dressed this morning, amelia, nice color there. >> reporter: you know, i had a little planning in this, aaron, you're right, i'm live at the tidal basin. gorgeous out here this morning, temperatures in the 40s. cherry blossom festival under way. and it's going to continue until april 17th. this morning, i'm joined by the president of the national cherry blossom festival. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: what's the story on the cherry blossoms starting to see the coloring. glp yes, it's starting to peak, today, tomorrow and friday. >> reporter: if folks want to come to the tidal basin, what can they expect?
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3rd at the stage there's over 100 performances. starting at noon until 6:00. then tonight just for something different join us for pasta and painting where an artist will be onsite painting a beautiful portrait of the tidal basin and you guys are active on twitter. i'm going to retweet all of that information. if you come down this weekend, what you can expect at the tidal basin, guys. >> amelia, thank you. and, of course, just a reminder, if going to head down to see the beautiful blossoms, you don't want to drive. it's going to be packed down there. so you might want to consider metro. remember, very little track work the next couple of weekends box of the cherry blossom season here. they're going to have regular limited service. track work
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week. 16th and 17th. and some possible after 10:00 p.m. the debate about online sports betting continues. how a decision could end up in the hands of maryland voters. >> yesterday, gloves and hat in the morning. today, the kids might be asking to wear shorts to school. storm team meteorologist tom kierein has a look coming up. where should you start when you're told you have cancer? start with a specialist. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly compassionate care. start here with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. its not one thing we do. it's the only thing we do. start at cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at appointments available now.
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just about 5:41 now. should online fantasy sports be legal? that's a question that may come to maryland voters this november. "washington post" is reporting they may face regulations on the sports industry those regulations would only take in effect if voters decide to make it legal. the senate is set to vote tomorrow. 5:41 now, your bus stop forecast, tom, i have the feeling that if kids leave with a light jacket today, they're going to lose it before recess. >> that's right, quite a warming on the way. you can check the temperature at the bus stop at the nbc washington app. just tap on that forecast. heading out for the bus stop this morning it will be cool, light jacket morning with temperatures in the mid-50s between now and 8:00 and sun breaking through the high clouds. then a lot of sun and warm. it will be up into the mid-70s by mid to late afternoon. a look sat
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warm pattern is going to last coming up at 5:51. melissa has got an update on the commute. what's happening? >> right now, metro is issuing a blue/orange single line tracking. still the problem on thurston road south of 80. wires down. it's go to be around 7:00 a.m. 270, germantown to the spur, 11 minutes. outer loop also on time. 56 looking good. so is 95, quantico to the beltway. remember to list ton our friends at wtop 105 fm when you hop in your car. mr. the terror attack in brussels have an impact not just there, but here at home. we'll have the details next. an officer-involved shooting in fredericksburg. and new rules for the nfl.
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14 before the hour, in belgium, hundreds of people recovering from the three bombings there set off by isis in brussels. and there's an all-out manhunt for one of the suspects who bombed the brussels airport. i want to show you video now. this man, the gentleman in the light colored jacket has been identified, najim laachraoui. the other two men identifies as brothers. we'll have this and more in just a moment on the suspects coming up at 6:00. clouds over the region on this wednesday morning. don't have any rain, all clear on storm team radar 4 now. a look at our rain chances in just a couple minutes. and here you've got a brand-new problem on bw parkway. blue/orange line single tracking. and look to other problems on orange and silver as well.
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all coming up. the terror attack in brussels impacting security across the united states. bomb sniffing dogs, increased police presence, all designed to keep us extra safe. lauren petty from our sister station in chicago is in chicago at o'hare airport there. >> reporter: i'm lauren petty at chicago's o'hare airport. and this is the area that is the most vulnerable. is this where, if you're heading out for business or travel, you will likely see additional security. our cameras captured heavily armed homeland security officers on patrol. and bomb sniffing dogs at the kiosk within hours of the blast. and and the chicago department of aviation says it is working with the chicago police department and its local and federal law enforcement partners to monitor intelligence about security issues. now, many passengers we talked to appreciate the extra
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security. they're trying to push their fierce side as they head to their destinations today. it's not just here at o'hare airport, but also at chicago transit authority. platforms on the trains union station where amtrak and regional trains travel that you'll see additional security as well. back to you. >> i was reading on my phone about some explosions at the airport. suddenly there was a blast of air, we heard loud thumps that seemed to be in the distance and the metro stopped. >> this morning, we're hearing from a new jersey man who was on the train behind the one hit by a bomb. and what followed the explosion was a frantic evacuation of passengers through smoky tunnels. he recorded the entire thing on his phone. >> when i realized that there was something really going wrong, i had no idea that it was as close as it was. i thought it must be pretty far away and they're just trying to be extra careful andcu
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>> 20 people died in the metro explosion. officials say the bomb was concealed in a package. and left on the train. we're getting a better idea of how the justice department may be able to crack into the iphone of a suspected terrorist without the help of apple. one sir nan yo involves making multiple dps of the iphone's flash memory. investigators can use those copies to restore the phone's data. the justice department wants to access the phone of syed farook. investigators believe that farook used that phone until they went on a shooting spree in san bernardino. an emotional story, moving forward today. this woman is facing an arraignment in texas over the murder of her two young daughters. lucia is accused of killing the 1-year-old and 5-year-old. she is the wife of an in
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he said he discovered the girls' body at their mother's home. 5:50. the suspects betrayal in prince george's county. a married couple who served for the police department for more than a decade now facing charges for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. retired captain harold sims and jennifer sims were indicted tuesday. jennifer sims saying she was when she was not. right now, if you've seen this 38-year-old gaithersburg man, montgomery county police want to hear from you. they say steven letky was dropped off at the shady grove metro station and never made it home. his family says he only uses public transportation and they say he often visits several restaurants in that area, in the burtonsville or rockville area. if you'ven
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starting to decision 2016 where the investigation on terror in brussels has had an impact on the race here. the candidates reacting very different ways. >> i would close up our borders to people until we figure out what is going on. >> i think there are a lot of things we have to do to intensify our efforts. i think closing our borders is not one of them. >> nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill. tracie, voters are really focused on how the next commander in chief might handle those incidents. >> exactly, aaron, authorities say there's no credible threat but that's been the case in europe as well. now they're focusing on what they would do as president to keep us safe. donald trump not only would close the borders but he endorses what some describe as questionable interrogation tactics. he said if we'd been rougher on the paris attackers maybe belgium would not have happened. hillary clinton says you can't control the ier
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do close the borders. we know that the internet is where isis has had an impact recruiting. ted cruz now with what some consider controversial neighborhood patrols. both of those ejected by clinton and bernie sanders, they're pushing back, saying that's not the way to handle this. >> tracie, given those reactions from candidates, do you think voters are going to double down? >> they certainly could. people are concerned about jobs, cash in in their pockets. but when things like this happen, certainly, people want to know if you're in the oval office, how would you handle this. likely more to hear about that in comes day. >> tracie potts on capitol hill. thank you. if you haven't heard, today is the day. you are looking live at the tidal basin where the famous cherry trees are expected to hit peak bloom. >> tom kierein is in the storm team 4 weather center. this is happening just in
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>> yeah. in fact, it is going to be good timing because we should be soaring into the 70s this afternoon. then if you're having plans, taking relatives, out-of-town guests coming for the weekend for the tidal basin and the region looking wonderful. saturday morning pretty chilly, 40 degrees. but saturday afternoon, mid-60s there. easter sunday, beautiful day at the tidal basin and around the region. it will be up around 70 degrees on sunday afternoon. sunday morning may be in the 50s. not quite as chilly for sunday morning. biking forecast, biking to work and getting exercise, it will be cool, through 8:00 in the 50s. partly cloudy, noon time, breezy. temperatures soaring to upper 60s. still a blustery wind. bright sunshine, temperatures should be reaching the mid-70s this afternoon. so great day for biking on getting the
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minivan. temperatures will be in the mid-50s here around the region for another couple of hours. a little cooler farther north and west. mid-50s around the bay. storm team 4 forecast, tomorrow another mild day, mid-50s. afternoon highs, mid-70s with increasing clouds on thursday afternoon. late thursday night maybe around midnight, through midmorning on friday, rain showers coming through, drying out friday afternoon will be likely in the mid-60s on friday afternoon. then that beautiful easter weekend coming up. after that, another chance of rain maybe monday afternoon and evening with highs around 70. then chilly on tuesday. next week, highs may only make it into the low and mid-50s. 4 things to know, coming up, as your headlines for the day. 6:00, now melissa has metro delays. >> metro problems. we have a couple of different metros this morning. first of all, orange/silver line
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trying to do work there. blue/orange/silver line, single tracking because of track work now. another problem orange and silver single tracking between o'hare and east church falls. and take look at other problems, northbound, bw parkway at 410, crash on the right shoulder slowing things a bit. remember, we're shut down thurston rowland south of 80 because of wires down. it's 5:55, we're monitoring the terror investigation in brussels this morning. as washington spring tourism season gets into full swing, you'll likely see tour buses anywhere near the national mall. news4 spoke with tourists and tourism employees saying they feel safe while checking out the monuments and taking in the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin. >> everywhere you look, there's secret service police. i'm sure there's probably unr
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>> now, park service volunteers say people can't help but have the brussels attacks on their minds. but most tourists are focusing on the beauty around the district. we're working to learn the name of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in fredericksburg. police say the man tried to drive off and ended up dragging the officer several hundred feet before crashing into a ditch. when the suspect tried to run off, the officer shot him in the leg and he later died at the hospital. the officer was not seriously hurt. and virginia state police are now handling that investigation. some changes in the nfl. new rules for rough play. the rules take effect this coming season. first, players can't chop block nip. that's some two offensive players hit a defensive player. one high, one low. and there are rules about grabbing a player by his pads and the rule about where the extra
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official, after it was introduced last year. right now, we're watching conditions at the tidal basin as those famous cherry blossoms reach peak bloom today. we'll show you what you need to know if you're headed down there. plus the impact that the cherry blossoms has on the d.c. economy. but first, we're learning more about those behind the deadly bombing. who is at the center of it. we'll let you know next coming up on "news4 today" stay with us.
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♪ >> announcer: "news4 today" starts now. right now -- we are watching the scene in brussels this morning after those deadly terror acts. you're looking live at a memorial outside the belgian stock exchange where people have been flocking through the morning, while you were sleeping, we've learned new information about the men accused of carrying out this deadly plot. the man now at the center of a worldwide manhunt. we're also tracking the impact of tuesday's political contest on the race for the white house. which candidates had the best night? but first, storm team meteorologist tom kierein has your out the door forecast. good morning, tom. >> good morning, put away your puffy coat. you won't need an umbrella or coat. you'll need a light
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during the amp, you'll be comfortable in short sleeves. right now, we've got the high clouds passing over the metro area. a live view from the tower camera. we'll have this cool morning but a balmy afternoon is on the way. and this warmer pattern will be continuing for the next several days. coming up at 6:11, i've got your commuter forecast for this mild wednesday. now, melissa is looking at some metro delays. >> looking at the metro delays. keeping an eye on you. they kind of keep changing and adding to them. on orange/silver line, track two different spots, disabled and single tracking through that area. and northbound bw parkway at 175, brand new crash there that just popped up. and south of there, bw parkway at 410, crash on right shoulder. that looks like it's starting to clear up. we had-d have an orange color meaning were you


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