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♪ ain't america beautiful a day of remembrance across the area. we'll show you some of the most touching tributes to those who died in service and you'll meet a pair of veterans old enough to remember pearl harbor. and we're learning from the manchester suicide bomber was doing days before that deadly attack, how it's changing the investigation. and the reason one d.c. man is putting a concrete barrier in front of his bedroom window. news4 at 5:00 starts now. and we begin tonight with a warning as many of you will be traveling during the summer. right now the roads are already ti
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get packed. the long weekend comes to a close. the bay bridge is busy as beach goers head back home. 95, 270, and 66 are also packed with drivers make their way home. tonight, an important reminder to pay attention when you're on the roadway. a maryland state trooper just returned to the job after getting hurts in a crash a few weeks ago. >> when that happened, how many hours into the job were you? >> i'd probably say three. >> three hours into your first day? >> three hours into my first day. >> you heard that right. adam thatcher was hit during his first day on the job. he is the latest in a fast-rising number of maryland troopers hit on the highway while working. scott macfarlane joins us now live from along 270 and potomac tonight with the rest of the story. hi, scott.
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angie. such a busy night on local highways with the holidays wrapping up. that brings high speeds and high traffic volumes and that means high danger for anybody parked on the side of the road. our review found a spike in the number of maryland state troopers who have been clipped by highway drivers and only some have returned to the job. trooper adam thatcher is new to maryland state police. he started work in january, patrolling i-95 near laurel. his first day on the job did not go as expected. >> out of nowhere, cars start piling up, i got hit and sent into the median. >> reporter: the car slammed into the median? >> straight into the median. >> reporter: a seven-car pileup. he was in his cruiser at the time, writing a traffic ticket upon bei. being in the cruiser might have saved him. >> the actual impact was much louder than you'd expect. it hits yoke
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>> reporter: he suffered a back injury but is now back on the job. some of his colleagues have suffered more. records show a spike of drivers crashing into maryland state troopers. at least 38 troopers hit last year, in addition to 20 more accidents in which drivers smashed into unoccupied police cruisers. in college park in october, a crash trapped an officer inside his cruiser. and days later, a drunk driver smashed into a trooper on duty. >> it could be distracted driving, impaired driving, just not paying attention. again, there are so many contributing circumstances to any crash. >> reporter: police say driver distraction is reaching epidemic proportion. news4's cameras captured distracted drivers even side by side with marked highway
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people for that? we're working on that information for you as news4 at 6:00. scott macfarlane, news4. >> scott, thank you. sporting some short sleeves. it's warm enough to do that. i feel like i need to lose my jacket in here. >> temperatures on the warm side. 84 degrees, the warmest so far this memorial day. we saw some shower activity yesterday. i was at the beach yesterday. pretty much a wash-out from 2:00 on, but today, just a couple of showers. you can see those on storm team4 radar, around fredericksburg. but most of the region dry and i think we'll stay that way. this is down towards culpeper, just to the west of fredericksburg, into spotsylvania county, moving east, but very slowly. as we widen out, take a look atd -- at a couple of things, storms to the south
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around the cleveland area. the frontal boundary will make things a little more unsettled for your tuesday. tuesday, chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. but look at the numbers, 83 in d.c., 86 richmond. 82 in hagerstown. look how much cooler we are towards ocean city. yesterday was a very cool day down at the beaches. right now, 65 degrees there, the easterly flow continuing, but more chances for rain after a rainy may, it's going to continue, and we'll talk about the best chances for rain in a few minutes. crowds of people lined constitution avenue this afternoon for the national memorial day parade. ♪ ♪ >> the big event is over, but not the memories of the fallen who we honor on memorial day. derrick ward is live on the national mall with more on today's event. hi, derrick. >> reporter: good evening. you can see behind me, they're
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concert. the observance ended today with the parade. even with the festive air that a parade brings, there's an undercurrent of homage, where we remember those who made the ultimate suffice acrifice in th of their country. >> we really try to bring it back to the real meaning of the holiday. we'll have dozens of families of the fallen in the parade. the parade itself is led by a riderless horse every year to help call attention to the true meaning of the day. >> reporter: there's a spectel to it all. in the parade and at the wheel of his restored '38 packard, ed feels confident the meaning of the day is not lost. >> i think they're very much aware of it. >> reporter: he was a warrior when watching the soviets was a full-time job. >> we were reporting directly to president eisenhower. >> reporter: for the
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iraq and afghanistan, the lessons are sinking in. alexis said her stepdad is a former marine. >> he lets me know it's not as easy as it looks. kind of glamorize it on tv. >> it's just such a cool experience to see the sights and remember all the people who have served and made this possible for us. >> it's wonderful to see them out here. they could be anywhere, but they're here today. >> reporter: ed recalled his days in germany as part of the nato alliance, in the vietnam era, perhaps a low point in how returning vets were received. >> i think the vietnam questions are coming alive. we've been world war ii, dealt with korea, now it's time for vietnam. >> reporter: and to this day where we honor the fallen, we set aside politics. >> any of the partisanship has not come into play, this is unifying and that's refreshing. >> reporter: to make sure the
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3:00 they stopped everything for a moment of silence, and then sang "amazing grace," for this day of remembrance and gratitude. back to you. >> thanks so much, derrick. it's a time-honored tradition carried out by every president. >> today president trump taking part in his first memorial day ceremony as commander in chief. ♪ ♪ >> the president there laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier, in arlington national cemetery, and then addressed a group of distinguished guests, including the families of military members who lost their lives in combat. >> words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the
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we only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind. >> and among them, president trump mentioning homeland security secretary john kelly. his 29-year-old son robert was killed in afghanistan in 2010. so things you may not know about memorial day, one of them, it began as a commemoration to those killed in the civil war. there's a lot of facts that you may learn a few things from if you head over to our nbc washington app and look at six of the most interesting by searching memorial day. back here in the district, neighbors going to extremes to protect themselves after eight people were shot this weekend. this happened on q street northwest, near florida avenue. the shooting left f
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little girl dead. darcy spencer joins us now, live. you spoke to the girl's mother today? >> reporter: i certainly did. first, we want to show you where this shooting happened. if you take a look behind me, if happened right here in this parking lot. a total of eight people were shot. one of them died. police are maintaining an increased presence here in the area because of the concerns of the violence. and that victim's little girl wants to know why her daddy's gone. >> i found out through a phone call yesterday from his friend at 6:44 a.m. that my best friend was gone, my everything was gone. >> reporter: annie wipes away tears as she talks about losing her best friend and father of her 10-year-old daughter. >> he was a good man, a good friend, a good father, a good everything.
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32 years old. he was killed when someone opened fire in a parking lot on q street in northwest, d.c. >> i have to look at my daughter and see her being fatherless every day. so it's just -- i'm not going to be okay for a long time. >> reporter: how many shots did you hear? >> i would say about ten. >> reporter: this man has lived on q street for nearly 50 years. and what were you thinking when you were hearing all these bullets. >> i just throw midyself on the floor. >> reporter: a total of eight people were shot. the neighbor tells me he put this cinder block in front of his bedroom window as bullet protection. >> those guys going to shop and i'm up there with a bullet in my head. >> reporter: he's also a cabbie. one of the bullets lodged in the back of his headrest. neighbors complain
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large gatherings in the parking lot. they say sometimes they're shooting dice and dealing drugs. >> just find them. just find them. >> reporter: i did meet that 10-year-old girl, she didn't want to speak to us on camera. her mom tells me she's been crying herself to sleep every night. angie, back to you. >> such a sad story, thanks so much, darcy. well, he wasn't even 22 years old, but he died protecting our country. the mother of that young man from northern virginia tells our julie carey what today means to her. and new revelations after the terror in manchester. how many times british police say they were officially warned about the man who carried out last week's
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me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight.
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as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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there's the excitement of headed off to a holiday vacation. you don't mind so much about the traffic. but the second half of that, and that's the headache of getting back home. >> just makes everything worse, right? there are some areas that back up early in the morning, and the congestion can creep into the next day. and one notorious area is route 50 and the bay bridge. news4's kristin wright is there keeping an eye on things on how things are moving, if they are moving. hi, kristin? >> reporter: hey,
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the one thing anybody driving has going for them right now is the weather. it's a beautiful day. but still, things along the bay bridge are getting heavier and they're moving more slowly as the minutes tick by. the thing is, i don't know if you saw the people who got out of here on thursday, well, all of them now have to get home. first comes the mad dash to get out of town for the memorial day weekend. now comes the long road trip home. >> the traffic right now is getting hectic. it's starting to back up a little bit. >> reporter: for beach goers, the fun is over. traffic is heavy. in the years past, the congestion continues until the day after memorial day. >> traffic is backed up. no, the traffic is backed up from the outlet all the way to the bay bridge. >> how bad is it? >> it's really bad. >> reporter: those who
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road at the wrong time say they had to. >> mike memorial dlike memorial enjoy yourself before you have to go back to work. it's kinda hard sometimes. >> if you're coming this way towards d.c., you need to take 18. route 18 takes you all the way down the back road and then it takes you all the way up to stevensville, and you just come down the ramp and you're right at the bay bridge. >> reporter: i don't know if she should be giving away her secrets there. transportation experts said the best times, if you were leaving today, would be early this morning, or late tonight. so obviously the people on the bridge here didn't do that. they're on the way now. back to you. >> all right, kristin. looks nice out there now. many of us consider memorial day to be the unofficial start of summer, also the start of something more chilling. this is the first of the most 100 deadly days
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teen drivers. in the past five years, more than 5,000 teens were killed in crashes during the 100 days following memorial day. more than half the accidents, not surprising, caused by distractions, cell phones, talking to passengers or looking for something in the car. the best advice from experts, a parent-teen agreement about distractions, frequent conversations about it, and then teaching by example. we've learned police were warned three times about the man responsible for the manchester concert bombing. this video shows abedi buying numerous things in the days leading up to the attack. police are trying to track down anyone who may be involved in the bombing. they raided another home today, but did not arrest anyone there. so far, 14 people are in custody after that attack. an investigation
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hudson river in a parachute jump. tonight we have new details. >> reporter: today's ceremony, just a day after the fatal accide accident had an especially somber tone here, a reminder of the daily dangers facing america's servicemen and women. >> yesterday we lost a sailor, a member of the elite u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s who died not far from here. he gave his life, nobody took it from him. >> reporter: from the opening prayer to the moment of silence, the tragic death of a navy s.e.a.l., weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of those attending today's memorial day ceremony on board the intrepid. >> unfortunately, as we know as fleet week ends, it ends with deep, deep sorrow. >> reporter: from the
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ceremonial wreaths to unfurling this 100-foot flag, veterans and active military remembered those who sacrificed their lives, including the parachutist with the leapfrogs team. the s.e.a.l. was among four members of the leapfrogs who jumped out of two choppers, set to land in jersey city. this survivor of the attack on pearl harbor said it's heartbreaking. >> i just hope that he's in the hands of god and he's in heaven. with all the others. >> reporter: the navy is currently investigating the accident, and they have not released the cause. the navy s.e.a.l.'s name has not been released. at the intrepid in new york city, i'm mark santia, news4. you could start paying more for
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we're back on this memorial day. let'
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angie's old hometown area, malibu at least. >> yes, they have plenty of beach time left in the day. only about 2:25 on the west coast. i would argue, though, malibu, beach time all the time. right? around the clock. >> looks beautiful. you see the folks on the sand, and this next story may keep you there, especially on some east coast beaches this weekend. at least two great white sharks lurking offshore. one of them, mary lee, sounds sweet, 16 feet long, she was in the water off cape may, new jersey, and rehoboth, delaware. cisco was in the same area saturday, but much closer to the shore. both sharks have digital tags that are tracked using radar. >> who put that story in? i'm not happy. >> you were just there. >> my wife is grossly afraid of sharks and would not have let us even go on the san
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that. i was trying not to let her know and then you guys told her. >> she watches the show all the time. >> they won't hurt anybody. >> does that mean they're nice sharks because they know they're being followed? hey, so rain chances. >> the next couple days, saw some yesterday at the beach. a little bit of a wash-out yesterday. welcome back, four and a half hours from the beach to get back home today across our region. but made it home in one piece as many of you are continuing to do right now. some sunshine now, cloud cover mixed in. showers to the south, but most of the day has been dry. 83 degrees, dropping into the around 9, 10, 11:00. currently 78 in gaithersburg, 81 right now leesburg. cooler along the water, easterly flow here giving us that
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temperature. and fredericksburg, if you're in fredericksburg, this guy right here, probably going to move across your region over the next say half hour to an hour. they're not moving fast at all. dropping a little bit of rain. spo spotsylvania, couple of showers there too. you can see the boundary that has developed here. this is the system from yesterday. right up here. cold up here. boston in towards philadelphia. philadelphia right now at 63, while we're at 83. what a difference that makes. ocean city, maryland, currently in at 65 degrees. i'm watching this storm up to the north, giving us some moisture across our region. tomorrow morning, 4:00 a.m., the rain starts to move in here. by around 78:00 a.m/8:00 a.m. could be a wet go of things tomorrow. and most of the day looks dry until the afternoon comes ,
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developing. not anticipating a wash-out for tuesday, but you'll need the umbrella tomorrow and probably wednesday too. back to school for the kids 66 degrees, showers early, 78 and maybe some storms around the 4:00 hour. temperatures back in the 70s tomorrow. but back to 82 on wednesday. another chance for afternoon showers and storms. 79 on your thursday. saturday and sunday right now, stormy for the weekend, but couple of good days mixed in between. >> doug, thanks. by now, you have probably seen this scary video. that child right there, flying out of the water slide into the concrete. we're working about finding out who is responsible for kid safety and who is not. and tiger woods like we're not used to seeing him. why he said he was so happy just a few days ago. the memorial day tribute
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protecting our country. veterans sharing their advice for all of us today as they reflect on their service. >> win or lose, wars never end. you're always suffering as a veteran. and first at 5:30, it's not the kind of picture tiger woods is used to taking. the pro golfer booked at the palm beach county jail. the charge, dui. nbc's dan shena men has more. >> it's not an image anyone is used to seeing of tiger woods, arrested and charged early monday morning in south florida for driving under the influence. the arrest follows woods' fourth back surgery that has temporarily sidelined him from golf. just last week, he indicated the surgery was a success and said he hadn't felt this good in years. saying, i want to say unequivocally, i want to play professional golf again. but for years, trouble has
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most notably, his 2009 suv accident outside his home, a divorce that followed and the revelations he'd engaged in extra marital affairs. in 2010, he publicly apologized. >> i am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior i engaged in. >> reporter: back then, he took five months off from the game and spent two months in therapy at a mississippi clinic for sex addiction. the controversy woods millions in endorsements. now, one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, facing a new controversy, further tarnishing his image. new today, president trump condemned the deadly attack in portland, oregon, which killed two men defending teens being targeted over race. in a tweet on the official potus account, the president said, the violent attacks in portland on friday are unacceptable. the victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. jeremy christian attacked three
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from verbally disparaging two muslim women on a train. two men died, the third victim remains in the hospital. some criticized the president for not speaking out against the attack sooner. an emotional commemoration in falls church today at the annu annual memorial day observance. the ceremony began to recognize hometown heroes, who died serving our country. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: there are gestures meant to honor, gestures meant to pay tribute, gestures meant to remember. >> jonathan d. winterbottom. >> reporter: but this year along with naming those killed in recent conflicts there were pictures shown too of young service members. jonathan winterbottom called falls church home befo h
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22nd birthday. >> we need to remember to honor and remember all of the men and women who are fallen. >> reporter: for the state senator, the memories today of world war ii vets. six of his uncles served. all but one made it home. these are some of the photos on his phone, along with newspaper clipping about uncle jim's death in the philippines when he came under enemy machine gun fires. the story brings tears. >> the purple heart award has been received by his mother. to come from a long list of veterans in my family who have given so much. >> reporter: military service became a family tradition. reeves became an airborne ranger. now as an elected leader,
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fallen veterans, by all veterans. >> they were always a stalwart example of service above self. >> they also inscribe their names on a bronze plaque, stretching all the way back to the mexican war. recently two new plaques had to be rated for the iraq war and the war in afghanistan. the hope today, these are the last names added to the wall. i'm julie carey in falls church, news4. well, thousands of guests and hundreds of vendors in vienna for the final day of the viva vienna celebration. food vendors, amusement rights, pierogies and funnel cakes. they highlighted the event, sponsored by the rotary club, and proceeds go to charity. i threw my back out on one of those carnival rides. >> i thought you were going to say eating a
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[ laughter ] today melissa mollet was at the annual memorial day parade and concert. ♪ his truth is marching on >> sounded good there. thousands out today in rockville for the parade of marching bands, drill teams and floats moving through town. while the crowd enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere, they didn't lose sight of the reason we mark memorial day. >> we also feel obligated to go and some of them didn't come back. this is a day to remember them. >> reporter: >> we are honored to remember those who fought for me and lost their lives. it's great to remember them in this way. >> it's a deep-rooted tradition, it goes back 73 years. >> reporter: well, from wine to lettuce, why what you pay at the grocery store could be about to go way up. plus, how millions of americans are changing the way we travel this summer. this is pretty interesting.
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narrator:to do time is what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. it's been a dry memorial day around much of the region. a few showers well to the south. i'll be back with the storm team4 ten-day outlook. >> thank you, tom. a water park ride is closed
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from the bottom of the three-story slide. you saw it right there. >> incredible. witnesses say that the 10-year-old actually bounced out of the tube. you can see it there, then skidded across the pavement. >> he hit the ground pretty hard. you hear like a -- >> they said the boy has some scratches but didn't even have to go to the hospital. the attraction just opened in california near san francisco. the park says it performed rigorous tests. >> it's safety first. everything that we do. we have been testing that slide for a matter of a couple weeks. the slides were certified yesterday by the state of california. >> we're working for you tonight, trying to put it in perspective when it comes to this risk. the chances your child will be hurt on an amusement ride, one in 16 million. something else to keep in mind there are no regulations, it's up to individual states to decide how to monitor the
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are making different travel plans this summer. >> the experts call them microadventures and memorial day weekend is a classic example. a survey of over 1,300 customers shows security concerns are keeping us stateside. instead of a two-week vacation overseas, americans will take several long weekends off work. and use the weekends to drive about four hours to check out something new. in the old days, i guess it would be -- oh, it is microadventures -- road trips, or day trips. >> breaks it up across the year too, something to look forward to every few weeks. still ahead, the common mistake you could be making every time you put on sunscreen. plus, the new accomplishment bringing a 71-year-old veteran to tears.
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♪ that lady in the harbor with her coat-tail high ♪ a somber service at the world war ii memorial as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. among those paying their respects, two of the oldest surviving veterans of pearl harbor. >> at 103 and 105 years old, both men spoke about their service as they remembered the friends they lost.
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♪ ♪ >> thank you. >> reporter: he was a young lieutenant when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. he's written a book about his memories of the war. he says, while he remembers his friends who he lost, he doesn't dwell on the scars of war. >> i think i'm a realist and i live a day at a time. so what happened yesterday is history. >> reporter: at 103 years old, you might guess lieutenant downing would be the oldest living survivor of pearl harbor, but he's not. that honor goes to his friend, ray chavez. >> i'm 105. and i'm in pretty good health for a young man like me. >> there you go. >> reporter: that's right, ray chavez is 105 years old. he recalls his days as a seamen in the navy and has some advice for younger
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>> every day try to help somebody that needs help. and whatever help they could use. and have a happy and successful life, whatever it may be, and not be sorry for yourself at any time. >> reporter: while the crowds of younger vets and younger generations took time to thank these living heroes for their service, memorial day is really a time to honor those who lost their lives. ♪ ♪ >> that message wasn't lost on singer songwriter rocky lynn, who is also an army vet. >> if they were fighting not just for our freedom, but for our very existence as a nation. had they not succeeded, we wouldn't enjoy any of the freedoms we have. you and i wouldn't be standing
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conversation. >> reporter: harold radish was taken prisoner during the war and said what he endured was nothing compared to the veterans who are remembered on the walls of this memorial. >> all around here are the heroes, the heroes are really not with us. they passed away. >> reporter: at the world war ii memorial, mark segraves, news4. the world war ii memorial was dedicated in 2004 and honors the 16 million americans who served, including 405,399 who died. according to the veterans department, since the revolutionary war, nearly 1.2 million american servicemen and women have given their lives in defense of our country. >> you could say this is a memorial day of mixed emotions for one veteran, remembering his fallen comrades, but also celebrating a personal milestone. >> my mom always said, if nothing else, i
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graduate high school. >> he didn't listen to his mom's advice, he dropped out, enlisted in the army and serviced in vietnam. more than 50 years later, the 71-year-old has finished what he started? >> we're thrilled to award him a diploma, wear a graduation gown and cap. >> i got it. if nothing else, i got it. >> sure did. he's a member of the class of '64, but he's going to walk across the stage this thursday along with the class of 2017. pretty cool. >> how about that. >> mom would be proud, i'm sure. he did it. >> reporte doug is here with a check on the frosorecast. what's up with the drought? >> that's gone. you talk about how much rain we've seen in may, and tom will join me in a second to talk more when that, but it's been a very wet day and it looks like that trend will continue with more showers over the next couple days. not a ton of rain
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handy. the clouds have moved back in. you can see the cloudiness right now, after all the sunshine we saw earlier. temperature, 83, winds out of the northwest at 14-mile-per-hour. and look at these numbers. riverdale coming in at 81. 82 towards mt. vernon. center vi centreville around 80 degrees. couple of showers to the south now. we'll do a little bit of a zoom here, around fredericksburg area, towards westmoreland county. fredericksburg about to get a shower along i-95. on the wet side for the roads, but for the most part, we're dry. tracking this system to the south, this will provide us with a better chance of storms during the day tomorrow and first they'll provide shower activity possibly for the early morning hours. so we just mentioned how much rain we've seen, tom kierein in the storm center, this has not only been a wet may, but we were looking back at it. the last two mays have been exceptionally on thete
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>> yeah, i think i'm growing mushrooms under my lapel and around the region it's been a wet may. the wettest may since last may. there's the cloud cover, returned over washington now. again, -- again this afternoon. but no rain yet. but so far, 5.36 inches of rain, 1.76 above average. we have a couple more chances for rain before the month is out. this puts us in the top 15 wettest mays on record. last year, we had 5.65 inches of rain. we may match that. but look how things are green and the flowers are looking beautiful. i took this picture earlier this morning under that gray sky. a little bit of a mist falling there. when you have any photos and maybe you want to come and mow my lawn, i'll post your pictures on facebook, twitter and instagram. but boy, the grass is growing
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rapidly, and so are the weeds, with all the rain we've had so far this may. >> don't you have like two acres or something? >> five. >> i'm not mowing it. okay, let's take a look at what's happening right now. do you have a riding lawn mower? all right, look at the numbers for tomorrow. 66 at 7:00 a.m. then a bit of a break. 73 around noon. not a bad noon for lunch outdoors. but could be scattered storms in the afternoon as we move back into the 70s tomorrow. average high is now up to 79 degrees. we're getting close to 80 degrees and we will get above that on wednesday. high of 82, with a 30% chance of showers. friday is the one day we have some heat. 86 degrees. saturday 84, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. this weekend, a little unsettled and we'll continue to track it from
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a day like today, you needed your sunscreen. y are making for you to make sure you don't make one of the most common sunscreen mistake this summer. researchers set up free sunscreen dispensers and watched how people were using it. just a third of them applied sunblock to all their exposed skin. a little more than a third had other barriers like hats and sunglasses and people did not use as much on cloudy days, even though the sun's ultraviolet rays still come through when it's overcast. >> had one of my worst burns on a cloudy day. so the country is changing policy on immigration and it's hitting home on farms around the country. >> that means it will soon hit home at your dinner table. nbc's jennifer borkland explains what it will mean for you. >> the winds of change are blowing through fields growing a huge portion of the nation's
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a worker shortage because of immigration crackdowns could be cat strafic. >> it's not like the food will be twice as expensive. it will be five times more expensive and that doesn't seem to be on people's radars. >> reporter: from wineries to green fields of lettuce, uncertainty is growing as immigrant labor is threatened. >> it's a concern. there's always been concern. our workforce is largely, you know, an immigration population. >> reporter: many long-time migrant workers are in the u.s. illegally, and the uncertainty on what could happen to them is rustling through the agricultural community. >> they shift, they follow the crops, they follow who's paying, they follow the consistency of field work. that's where the inconsistencies of labor comings. >> reporter: pistachio farmer tom coleman said he's seeing a
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high hand labor costs, berries, things like that, it's very difficult for them to find the labor. >> reporter: so while farmers shift to less labor intensive crops, they hold strong in their support of the president they helped elect and the hope that the fruits of their labor continue to make it to the table. jennifer borkland, nbc news, los angeles. this memorial day we're going to show you an international outpouring of support for the veterans who died protecting our country. and then a story all new at 6:00. >> years later and the d.c. sniper case is still with us. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on
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volunteers made the day a bit easier for family members coming to visit their loved ones at arlington national cemetery today. that's because they were handing out thousands of roses to visitors. news4's justin finch has more. >> so how many times you been stuck today? >> reporter: at the arlington national cemetery entrance -- >> would you like a rose? >> the roses from colombia, ecuador, ethiopia. everyone pitches in. >> reporter: courtesy of the memorial day flowers foundation now in its seventh year. hundreds left flowers at 140,000 graves at arlington. >> all
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rose, recite what's on the headstone, thank them for their service and then move on. >> reporter: for some arlington visitors, a thoughtful touch for what can be an overwhelming day. >> there's really not any words that can adequately encapsulate the emotion and experience of being here with not only our fellow servicemen and women behind us, but all the families and loved ones. >> we love these guys that are in the ground. >> reporter: at the vietnam veterans memorial, the names of three more servicemen are being formally added. >> it's a somber day. it's a reminder of how lucky we are to be here and to remember our brothers who aren't. >> reporter: the number now, 58,318 men and women killed or missing in action. >> you never forge
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that's why it's important. in advance of memorial day, members of the third u.s. infantry regiment placed thousands of flags at arlington and we posted photos in our nbc washington app, just search arlington flags. right now, a barrage of bullets on the streets of d.c., one person killed, seven others wounded. tonight the victim's family sharing their heartbreak as police are looking for his killer. president trump remembers america's war dead. it comes amid a new controversy as the commander in chief comes to his son-in-law's defense over a growing russia investigation. and the race to get home after the long holiday weekend. we're monitoring the road conditions to help you navigate all the gridlock. news4 at 6:00 starts now. first tonight, a little girl will grow up without a father after a deadly shooting in d.c. he was one
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on q street over the weekend. >> and neighbors fear it's going to happen again. news4's darcy spencer talked with the girl's mother who is still trying to cope with this loss of her best friend. darcy? >> reporter: angie, that's right. but first i want to talk to you about what's happening here right now. we're right by the scene of that multiple shooting here on q street. if you look up here, you can see police presence and a person sitting there on the curb has been detained. from what we understand, this is not in connection with saturday morning's murder. there was a report of shots fired up the street and some people have been detained, this all happening as the victim's family is demanding an arrest in this murder case. >> i'm angry. my family's angry. we're confused. we're hurt. it's just no understanding here. >> reporter: veronica jones can't make sense of the loss of her big brother. algernon jones was hanging out with friends just


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