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a carjacking investigation leads to maryland live casino, and a man arrested on drug charges. i'll have a live report, ahead. right now at 6:00, a maryland child in critical condition after a methadone overdose and he's just a year old. tonight, his grandmother facing serious charges. and the white house plotting its next move after a federal court refused to lift the ban on president trump's executive order. news4 at 6:00 starts now. police arrest a man inside a casino after reports much a carjacking. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm erika gonzales. people inside maryland live rushed out of the casino after seeing the police
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news4 darcy spenzer joins us live. a lot of moving parts. explain exactly how this went down. darcy? >> reporter: well, erika, we are still working to shore up details of this story. here's what we have been able to piece together. apparently there was a carjacking here in the district. and at some point, a police agency began to follow a vehicle matching the description of an suv involved in that incident. but it turns out that that was not the correct vehicle. they didn't know that at the time. the driver when they tried to pull that driver over, decided to flee from police, and the vehicle took off and ended up at maryland live casino in anne arundel county. apparently, that driver parked in the parking garage of the casino and walked inside, where there were a lot of people there last night. many people, like you say, decided to evacuate, get out of there because the police presence. police questioned the man they had pursued, he was standing by a slot machine, apparently on his cell
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and police eventually determined that he was not involved in that carjacking. but they did search him. and during the search, they say they found more than 40 grams of marijuana. he was arrested, and charged with possession with the marijuana, and disoral conduct. now police are continuing their investigation in the casino operations are back to normal now. erika, back to you. >> darcy spencer, thank you. a woman has been arrested after her grandson overdosed on methadone while in her care. police say the boy's mom rushed her 1-year-old son to the hospital thursday after she picked him up from his grandmother's house and noticed something was wrong. the boy was given several doses of naloxone, the drug that can reverse an overdose. the grandmother is facing several charges, including first agree child abuse. >>
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the forecast tomorrow. i'll have more at 6:18. i really want to bring to your attention some very high winds impacting the area tomorrow night and throughout the day on monday. the national weather service has already issued a high-wind watch for the entire d.c. metro area down through southern maryland, prince william county and the baltimore metro area. this is going to begin at 1:00 a.m. on monday, and run through 1:00 p.m. on monday. now, with winds potentially up to 60 miles per hour, which is what we're looking at, gusts, at least, we could see -- likely will see spotty power outages and minor wind damage across the area. take a look here. this is tomorrow morning. you can see the wind is not a problem. it's breezy tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night throughout the day on monday, down hydrogen windy. not only will we see minor wind damage across the area, but wind chills in the 20s and 30s and throughout the day on monday, will be a storm team 4 weather alert. i'm going to have more on the timing of the rain tomorrow.
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day to enjoy. so i'll let you know when you can most likely expect some dry time, erika, at 6:18. let's switch gears now. president trump spending the weekend hosting the japanese prime minister in his florida estate. his legal team trying to figure out the next steps in his immigration travel ban. protesters from around the country rallying today on the issue of funding for planned parenthood. nbc's chris pollone is tracking it all for us. >> reporter: president trump hitting the golf course saturday, while hosting japan's prime minister, shinzo abe. during the outing the administration kept reporters at bay. the president had sent a picture to social media, appears to show him giving abe a high-five. they visited a japanese style garden and had lunch. the trip comes as the trump administration considers its next move in the fight over new travel restrictions in refugees
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predominantly muslim countries. >> we will continue to fight to take all necessary and legal action to keep terrorists, radical and dangerous extremists from ever entering our country. >> reporter: in a briefing friday, trump signaled that instead of taking his immigration plight to the supreme court, he might just sign a reworked executive order next week. >> we'll win that battle. but we also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand-new order. >> reporter: but some legal experts are skeptical about whether even a new order would survive a court challenge. >> the fact that there is a new executive order won't necessarily get them off the hook. with the present litigation. >> reporter: meanwhile, protesters once again took to the streets of several u.s. cities, marchers advocated for immigrants' rights in minnesota. and in indiana, people who want the government to stop reversing planned parenthood for medical care were met by counter protesters. chris pollone, nbc news. thousands of people walking to spp
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this is in light of president trump's executive order. banning u.s. entry from seven muslim majority countries. a court of appeals upheld the suspension of the ban this week. after minnesota and washington state filed lawsuits. participants stopped along the walk to build a bridge of love, quite literally, writing love notes on that bridge. organizers say it was all in an effort to show hope and love for humanity. big crowds gathered for civil rights march in raleigh, north carolina, today. they're protesting a state law that limits lgbt rights, the annual moral march, spearheaded by the north dakota naacp. protesters want to see a repeal of house bill 2, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms that match the sex on their birth certificates. more now on those demonstrations that we told you about earlier. several of them held in our region, including one in silver spring and another in d.c. opponents and supporters
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planned parenthood held dueling rallies in st. paul today. barriers kept the two apart. abortion components prayed, marched and chanted, a larger group rallied nearby, many wearing pink. it was one of hundreds of demonstrations scheduled nationwide, calling for the elimination of federal funding for that organization. dramatic video that shows a karen gulfed in flames, and it was a race against time to rescue the man trapped inside. and a new surge has started. what you nee to knowd
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crews working through the weekend to fix a massive raw sewage spill. these pictured were posted on twitter of the crews working onsite. they say a 20-inch main broke on thursday wastewater treatment plan. the break caused wastewater to flow into the creek until crews were able to set up pumps to divert the sewage into a holding basin. want to make clear here, this is not affecting the drinking water there. it is not affecting that. metro has begun its 12th mainly maintenance blitz, where it shuts down entire stretches of track to address any safety concerns, forcing riders to rethink their routes. this one affects
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weeks. >> i'm melissa mollet with your first 4 traffic and surge number 12 kicking off. this will run february 11 through the 28. no blue line trains will be in service. here's a look at what's going to happen. every 20 minutes on the yellow line, we're talking about trains running between huntington and mt. vernon square. also yellow line rush plus, between franconia, springfield and national airport, every 20 minutes, as well. reminder here, arlington cemetery, that station closed but served by buses from pentagon station during safe track surge number 12. knew, on the orange line, we expect normal service here during this time. same thing on the silver line. have a great weekend. i'll see you monday morning for "news4 today." we are just days away from bao bao's final farewell. and today fans of that beloved panda gave her a special sendoff.
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it's one of the nation's oldest churches and it's right here in our area. today the falls church paid homage to its past to plot a course through its pesent and r
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you're watching news4 at 6:00. water flowing over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam on
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california. crews prepared for several days, clearing trees and brush to make room for all of this water. it was actually the first time the emergency spillway had been used in the reservoirs nearly 50 year history. and this video has a lot of you reacting. this is out of florida. a man is pulled from this burning vehicle, seconds before it explodes. police say the man crashed into a concrete barrier. officers' dash cam video shows three rushing in, pulling the man to safety before that car eventually just bursts into flames. no word yet on what caused this crash. we can tell you the man is expected to be okay. and we are learning now new details about this house fire in ack akey. fire officials are ruling this an accident. that fire caused $250,000 worth of damage. but luckily nobody was hurt. one of the oldest churches
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our backyard. the falls church episcopal was built back in 1769 and today they are honoring the slaves who helped build that church brick by brick. as derrick ward explains, it's about recognizing the contributions of african-americans to the american story. >> we hold in our hearts the deepest regret, and with gratitude and repentance, we honor the enslaved people who built the falls church. >> there's a plaque honoring the architect, james wren, but edward henderson says the honors stopped short. >> but he was an architect, so he needed builders. and these were skilled laborers. >> reporter: they were also slaves. there's were the hands that formed these bricks that laid them, that erected these walls. their work still stands, but so does their anonymity. henderson had an idea. >> to create a plaque to recognize the enslaved workers. >> every detail was vetted, even the lang
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one word in particular you won't find on the plaque. >> the word apology. and it was the church itself that said, that's not strong enough. >> reporter: we thought strongly we should at the words repentance. >> the distinction is important. >> while apologies are important, repentance is a change in direction. >> reporter: this church community figured prominently in the revolutionary war and the civil war. headstones in the graveyard bear that out. now another story in stone. and henderson says there is a lesson, too. >> i think that it's important that we recognize our history and come to grips with it. because it is our history. good, bad, ugly. >> reporter: at falls church in falls church, derrick ward, news4. in just ten days, our beloved bao bao will go bye-bye. and there will be tears at the national zoo's giant panda area as this little guy heads for china. the farewells have already s
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china that requires cubs born here to move to china by the time they're 4 years old. bao bao will take part in china'si breeding program. and today we caught up with the first person in line at the zoo who plans to go to china to visit bao bao next year. >> they will fulfill their destiny by going to china and breeding. and i hope to see her cubs. >> well, not a lot of us will be able to make it to china. but you can take a stroll down memory lane right now. just open the nbc washington app to see all the best photos of bao bao through the wonderful -- three wonderful years we have been able to have her. just search bao bao. indeed, one of the most popular stories on social media right now. police say a new york woman cleaned out some laundry machines. she stole more than $14,000 in coins, they say. alicia russell was a leasing agent at an apartment complex. and investigators say she swiped the money over the course of bo
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her with grand larceny. and now, your storm team 4 forecast. >> i hope you had a nice saturday. we did have a huge range in temperatures today. we were forecasting around 60 in the district. that didn't happen. but you can head to my facebook and twitter pages to see how warm it was in your neighborhood. on to tomorrow now where there are some occasional showers in the fecast. and once again, a huge temperature range. very difficult temperature forecast. wait until you see the numbers. i'm going to make sure to point them out. it's a widespread, depending if our north or south of watch the. and after that, it's all about the winds. windy sunday night, windy monday. and because of that, a storm team 4 weather alert will be in effect. that high wind watch will go into a less serious wind advisory or very serious high-wind warning. based on the information i'm looking at right now, i do think parts of the area will be under a high-wind warning. currently, well, it's pretty mild out there for late february. 48 in frederick. 50 in washington. 51 in
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we're tracking showers across the area. we'll have occasional showers and based on what i'm seeing, not just here with the future weather, but all the other information i'm looking at, it looks like rain favors the morning and midday hours. now the afternoon, 2:30 on into the evening hours, actually looking mainly dry. and tomorrow night, that's when the winds really pick up. potentially keeping you up. as you're trying to get some sleep. heading back to work on monday. if you're headed to the slopes tomorrow, know you will be dealing with showers at times. same thing for outdoor exercise. but here's the thing. check our nbc washington app. the rain will be moving through the area tomorrow from west to east. so you can see if you'll have rain moving into your neighborhood. travel tomorrow, wet roads, but it will be fine. tomorrow night, we will have wind issues, especially on the bay bridge. same thing throughout the day on monday. if you're heading out to dinner for your sunday night, it will be windy out there. so you want the warm jacket. so take a look at this temperature spread that i was talking about. 48 in hagerstown. and then 71 in
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here in the district, i'm forecasting a high of 58 degrees. a boundary will be right over us. the boundary south of us much cooler. the boundaries north of us, we could be in the mid 60sit right now what i'm seeing, 58 degrees for a high tomorrow. no matter what, though, everybody still above normal tomorrow. so as you head out, you'll want the rain jacket, the sweatshirt and the umbrella. now here's monday. notice we're pretty much in the low to mid 40s throughout the entire day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the wind, it feels like we're in the 20s and 30s. tuesday, valentine's day, it's quiet weather around 50. and now looking mainly dry, erika, wednesday and thursday. also i'm getting the wrap. i have to point this out. presidents' day, next weekend, look at that. mid 60s, near 70 sunday and monday. >> still in february. my word. all right, thank you, amelia. one week ago, maryland saw its perfect home win streak come to an end. today they were hoping to get back in that win column with a special guest
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the gold rush in full effect to honor lefty drezel. the coach showed up with his wife. a banner hung in his honor at the xfinity center. he won 786 games during his career from 1954 until 2003. lefty won 348 games while at the helm in maryland from 1969 until 1984. well, the terps playing this afternoon. cowen had 19. he wasn't the only one finding his stroke in the first half. jaylen brantley connects not once, but twice from outside in a minute to extend that lead to 12. terps hit seven three-pointers in the first half. they led 14 at the break and just closed this one out, winning 86-77. there is still hope for the hoyas to make the
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tournament. despite their sub .500 record in big east play, they still could go dancing in march, taking care of business against marquette this evening, going a long way on selection sunday. lj peak honored for scoring his 1,000th career point, scored some buckets in this one, too. he's part of the three-headed monster approach. first up, rodney pryor. and jesse gold with 23. hoya's ahead by nine at the half. second half, there is peak getting it the hard way. he also scored 20. the three-headed monster, marquette by themselves. georgetown gets the win. 80-62 and improves to 14-12. >> that is a very good -- they're good offensive players and they do good stuff, so to spe.
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and to -- only let them attempt 14 threes was just -- i think we've got to give our guys credit just for how hard they worked today. >> the caps will put their 11-game home-winning streak on the line against the ducks tonight. their first game without second line center andre burkowski out with a hand injury. an opportunity for lar zeller and zach stanford to step up. >> we haven't had a lot of injuries. so this -- but now the opportunity is there, and it's too bad for andre. we're going to miss him. but it opens the door for me. >> obviously, they're on fire. they have been lining up lately. i hope i can just step in, and, you know, bring some size and speed to the line. and, you know, just keep working like they have been. i think things will keep going
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puck drops at 7:30 tonight for the caps. it's amazing the amount of wins for both the caps and the wizards in the verizon center. they have won 29 of their lost 30 games. erika, a phenomenal run. interesting to see if that continues tonight. >> let's see how they do it. chris miles, thank you so very much. that about wraps it up for us. we will see you again tonight on news4 at 11:00. ahead of a new snl. we'll see you then.
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on this saturday night, some communities on edge after a string of deportation raids in at least six states. hundreds have been arrested this week in what federal officials say are routine operations targeting criminals. townhall tensions. angry constituents flood meetings with lawmakers demanding answers about the future of obama care. environmental nightmare. dangerous battery plant shut down in california. thousands of people are living in the midst of a massive clean-up effort to rid their neighborhoods of toxic chemicals. >> and conducting change. how one high school music teacher is making a big difference in the lives of his students one beat at a time. "nightly news" begins


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