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now at 11:00, a horrifying case of human trafficking. dozens found dead or near death in a hot tractor-trailer. tonight we know one of the victims grew up here in fairfax county. >> a burglar caught
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home surveillance video. tonight the homeowner talking only to news 4. >> and we've learned of another honor for jim vance. his story will be on exhibit at the national museum of african-american history and culture. >> announcer: news 4 at 11:00 starts now. >> first tonight a local connection to that case of human trafficking uncovered in a wal-mart parking lot in texas. >> news 4 has now learned one of the ten people who died from being kept inside that overheated trailer grew up here in fairfax county. his name is frank fuentes. tonight his friends are posting about him online. news 4 jacquie ben sen is live for us in falls church. jacquie? >> reporter: jim, two years before he suffocated to death in the back of that sweltering tractor-trailer in texas, he graduated from jeb stewart high school here in falls church. the news spread quickly among his forme
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frank gonzalez fuent serks was one of the undocumented immigrants found in the stief ling rear of a tractor-trailer of in a parking lot of a wal-mart in san antonio, texas sunday. the news first reported by the washington post quickly became the posting of numerous media postings in virginia. one writer said an unspecified crime resulted in his deportation to guatemala two years ago. a place he had seen as a young child before his parents came undocumented to the u.s. frank learned from his mistakes. a broken immigration system with an a less than unfortunate community. he was on his way to receiving a associates degree at nova. do you know the positive impact that would have had on his family? tonight i spoke very briefly to the friend who started a gofundme campaign to help the family. she said that she a
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their online media postings. live in falls church, back i ben sen, news 4. >> thank you, jacquie. from a potential death penalty to new denials tonight, there are several new developments in this disturbing case down in texas. the driver of that truck, james bradley, jr., faces a federal charge that could carry the death penalty. investigators say he is just part of a large human smuggling organization. the owner of the trucking company linked to the case denies any involvement. he says he sold his trailer to someone in mexico. one of the surviving victims told a guatemala diplomat they were going to houston. he denies knowing what was inside his trailer. >> the district and some communities in maryland and virginia will face a tough new choice when it comes to immigration. the justice department laid out new requirements today that d
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cities must now allow federal agents into jails to interview criminals suspected of being in the country illegally. they also must give early notice before releasing inmates who have been flagged by the department of homeland security. critics argued that those rules will erode trust in local law enforcement and make undocumented immigrants afraid to call 911. the new rules take effect in september. >> leon here with the live desk where we are working now to learn what started the police chase tonight in virginia. chopper 4 flew over the scene near tyson's corner center. the suspect crashed and flipped at the entrance of chain bridge road. this went down after 9:00 tonight. they tell us they have one person in custody and that no officers were hurt in this chase. jim? >> leon, thank you. news 4 was the only station waiting
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the dump truck driver accused of hitting pedestrians in two separate crashes. >> can you explain to me why you left the scene of the accident? >> 62 year old alvarez didn't respond to our pat collins. alvarez was in court today to face hit and run charges stemming from a crash on florida avenue back in november of 2015. police tell us he drove his fort myers construction dump truck through a crosswalk, hitting either an zimmerman. zimmerman suffered brain damage and broken bones then two weeks ago alvarez was behind the wheel of another fort myers dump truck when he hit bianca butler. butler is still recovering in the hospital tonight. that case still under investigation. today a judge ordered alvarez not to drive any commercial vehicles for at least a month until his next hearing. >> two people's lives have been changed because of the actions and we'rey
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a month there will be no commercial license for mr. alvarez. >> fort myers construction tells news 4 alvarez is not currently a driver for the company. >> fairfax county police are searching for a maintenance man who allegedly hid a camera inside an apartment bathroom. it happened at the julian at fair lakes apartments. he left behind the device after doing some work in the victim's apartment. he told her it was monitoring equipment and that she should shower to ensure the water would not affect the electrical system. that's when the victim called police. investigators discovered it's really a motion activated hidden camera. they found more images of potential victims in the building, but now police say he may have left the country. >> new at 11:00 tonight, justice for the family of a transgender woman from montgomery. today rico la blonde was convicted of first degree murder. prosecutors say back in october of
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smith who went by the name zela zeona. this case went to mistrial when it first went to court in january. now he faces life in prison. sentencing is set for october. ava father says there's nothing that will take away the pain of losing his youngest son. not even the arrest today of three teenagers for murder. >> i feel sorry for them. i feel sorry for their families who have to go endure a lot of pain like we did. >> prince georges county police found dustin cory shot inside his car a week ago today. investigators say it happened after some kind of illegal transaction on larch dale road. his thankful for the quick police work and he hopes the arrest spreads the message that murder suspects will be brought to justice. >> today a federal
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blocked a d.c. gun law that makes it difficult for gun owners to get concealed carry permits. the three-judge panel ruled the law requiring people to show a proper reason to carry a weapon infringed on second amendment rights. under the law it might include a personal threat or a job that requires a person to carry or protect cash or valuables. the district will appeal the ruling and tonight the mayor says, quote, the district's good reason requirement is similar to the concealed carry requirements in other states and for now it remains in effect. >> once again back here at the live desk we've got some new developments to report in the health care debate and fight. the republican plan to repeal and replace the affordable care act is now off the table, at least for now. it needed 60 votes to pass in the senate tonight as a procedural issue because the congressional budget office had yet to score this particular version of the bill. but the gop did not have the 60 votes they needed.
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[000:08:58;00] so, now the senators will be voting tomorrow on a different bill. this one is the repeal only, no replacement involved in this one. this is the version that would repeal obamacare in two years and then give congress that time to come up with a better replacement. of course, we are keeping an eye on all of it here at the live desk for you. jim, dorene, back to you. >> leon, thanks again. turning to our weather now and it doesn't get much better than this in washington in july. >> yeah, quite a change from what we've been going through amelia. how long can this last? >> yeah, one more day. soak it up tomorrow. we're going to be comfortably cool once again. highs tomorrow in the low 80s. we are going to have more clouds than sun throughout the day. and i can't rule out an isolated shower during the morning hours. that would be the exception, not the rule. right now we're at 75 degrees, 7:00 a.m. we are around 70s, 60s in the suburbs. by 11:00 a.m., temperatures will be in the upper 7 0s. again maybe an isolated shower tomorrow morning but most of us are completely dry tomorrow,
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especially during the afternoon hours. expect tomorrow afternoon coming up. and also i'll have more on storms in the forecast for thursday and friday, dorene. >> all right, thanks, amelia. we've shown you a lot of tributes to jim vance over the past few days, but there were a couple tonight that he would have thought were pretty cool. [ applause ] >> that applause followed a moment of silence at tonight's national's game. before the national anthem, they showed video on the scoreboard of the first pitch vance threw out back in 2013. the team called him a d.c. icon and said it wanted to honor his contributions to our community. >> and an even bigger honor today, we learned that vance will have a spot in the national museum of african-american history and culture. his last interview was with museum director lanhee bunch. he talked to our barbara
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harrison about vance's impact. possibility. he symbolized that it was really important that america was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change. >> bunch said the museum would like to display pictures of vance . or notes he took for stories or interviews. as soon as we know more, you know we'll let you know. >> whether we come back tonight at 11:00, we head back out to queen ann's county maryland to see how clean up is coming after monday's tornado. >> also an environmental warning about two local lakes. why they may not be safe for you or your pets. >> captured on surveillance video, a thief breaks into a home stealing more than $15,000 in items, including a
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toothbrush. we've got some new video tonight showing a burglar in action in high definition. captured by a home security system. the homeowner actually watched from his cell phone as this guy made off with thousands of dollars in personal belongings. only on news 4 tonight, he tells our shomari stone why he thinks his house was a target. >> reporter: good evening. the thief was in and out ask in less than 15 minutes. he stole thousands of items of electronics and other items. he got in by grabbing a rock, throwing it through the back porch, and surveillance cameras captured his every move. >> it's just, you know, unbelievable. >> reporter: take a close look at the man on your tv screen dressed in gray sneakers, blue
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jeans, short he breaks inside clarence williams' home. >> just a little disappointed. i bought this house two years ago. >> reporter: this all started last monday around 2:00 in the afternoon. williams was at work when he got an alert on his iphone that reads, kitchen door window sensor alarm. >> about five seconds later i got a call from my security company and they alerted me that the alarm was going off. >> reporter: they called police. meanwhile the thief tries to remove the flat screen off the living room wall. he can't do it so he grabs the new 65 inch tv. takes a designer back pack and goes upstairs. police report says he stole about $15,000 in stuff, including the back pack, a bluetooth speaker, rolex watch, ipad pro, an ipad, and sonic care toothbrush. what did he plan on doing with your toothbrush? >> i guess he's going to sell it.
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>> reporter: he tried to hide his face under the fisherman's prosecuted. i don't want it to help someone else. >> reporter: you can help clarence williams get justice if you call police if you recognize the man shown in the surveillance video. you can see it again on our nbc washington app. police tell me this is a good example of why it's good for people to have surveillance cameras at their homes. in southeast d.c., i'm shomari stone, news 4. >> new details tonight about the barricade situation that stemmed from a domestic assault in centerville. chopper 4 above the standoff along golden oak road last night, fairfax county police tell us when they got to the house, kevin blither refused to surrender. a 12-year-old girl and her mother did come out of the house. the mother was treated for minor injuries. police eventually took him into custody. he is now charged with domestic assault, strangulation and abduction. >> a heads up for pet owners in maryland tonight. park officials tell us there are dangerous levels of a chemical
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in two montgomery county at lake need wood and lake frank. both inside of the rock creek regional park. we are told the chemical comes from blue green algae in the lake. it can be bad for people and animals. they are especially worried about off-leash dogs who drink lake water. >> the coast guard says boaters and fisherman can continue to use the potomac river near president trump's virginia golf course. for safety reasons a two mile section of the water has been off limits when the president is visiting the property, but they complained the restrictions are unreasonable. the coast guard said they need to stay on the maryland side and only when the president is there. >> officials tell us tonight they have completed house to house searches after a tornado touched down in queen ann's county. only one minor injury was reported yesterday after that storm touched down in stevensville here.
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the national weather service says that tornado packed power has been restored to most residents, but the clean-up effort as you can see continues. it's going to take awhile for folks. >> that looks awful. we are in a lot better shape today than we were when that happened a. >> exactly. quiet weather in the forecast today. more quiet weather in the forecast for tomorrow. if you want blue skies, 90 degree temperatures and the humidity making it feel like 105, tomorrow is not going to be your day. if you want a refreshing wednesday, then you're going to love the forecast for tomorrow. that is your first weather headline. some storms are in the forecast later in the day thursday, and possible at times really throughout the day on friday. as you're making plans for later in the week, you do want to keep that in mind. friday might be an indoor day with the kids. for the weekend it's looking mainly dry especially on sunday and overall really nice. but wait until you see the high temperature on saturday. i think it's going to come as a shock for this time of year. currently temperatures in the suburbs in the 60s.
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75 degrees right now in washington. a.m. do this a lot but i thought it was worth taking the time to explain why we'll see cloudiness tomorrow. we're going to have winds out of the northeast. what that means is there are they're going to be passing over the water, over the ocean, over the bay and that is going to set up a marine layer in our area, especially around washington in areas off to the east. we're going to see the most cloudiness around the midday hours. as you can see on future weather at 6:00 a.m., isolated showers as well. i think this is a little over done, but you do get the point. there is a small chance. 9:00 a.m. still seeing that small chance, but knots most of the area is dry and the closer you are to the mountains, the more sunshine you'll have. but with that cloudiness, that is going to help to contribute to our refreshing wednesday. so, here's your hourly planner. 7:00 a.m., small chance for that isolated shower. otherwise more clouds than sun. 70 degrees at that point, 60s in the suburbs. pleasant at lunchtime tomorrow, 79, it's not too humid. 83 for a high tomorrow.
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very similar to wednesday evening looking really nice. 80 degrees at that point. so, if you're taking the kids to the pool tomorrow, it is going to be on the cool side when they're getting out of the water so you want to keep that in mind. i don't say that a lot, i have not said that one time this year. thursday, some late day thunderstorms so probably plan for an earlier pool time or earlier playground time. and then friday, again there you see that chance for some scattered thunderstorms in the forecast. but the commute, lunch outside, overall exercise and nationals game tomorrow looking just fine as far as the weather is concerned. take a look here at the next ten days. on thursday we do warm back up. 90 degrees for a high on thursday. there you see that chance for some late day thunderstorms, storms on thursday and friday as well. could be on the strong to severe side. the biggest concern i'm seeing would be some heavy storms, heavy rainfall and storms and the storms would be slow moving, guys. that's going to potentially lead to some flash flooding. for the weekend, 77 on saturday.
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maybe a shower early, increg sunday. >> we have a weekend to look forward to. >> exactly. >> thanks, amelia. >> coming up, the nationals home
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struggles continue against the >> announcer: this is the xfinity sports desk. >> beautiful tribute tonight before the game. not such a great game for the nats. >> no, they were coming off this excellent road trip. not so good, the return for the nationals park was not what the team hoped for. first series back home against the brewers and pitcher edwin jackson first time pitching as a
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nat. the right hander first start a against the brewers. it was the perfect night at the park. that is, unless you are a nationals fan. edwin jackson on the hill trying to shake it off. nats down 2-0. travis adds three to the center. three-run home run for shaw. nationals trail 5-0. jacksons' night not getting any easier. good-bye to that one. seven runs on seven hits, three earned in just five innings. but no problem for his counterpart. zach davies strikes out seven, including mr. bryce harper here. he did extend his career best streak to 17 games. the nats get shut out 8-0. the orioles paying a visit for young and old. an eight-inning, 0-5-2 with the
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bases loaded. castillo takes it into left. two-run single for ka cicastill. the orioles are in a run. birds still down one. he takes this one right to short, get the easy out. they hold on to beat the birds 5-4. to tennis, venus williams making her debut against the blazers. it wasn't the best night. she comes up with a great return here, but she lost women's singles 5-4. different story, women's doubles, paired with an stash a. they took it the from the lasers 5-4. but the lasers get the last laugh on this one winning 23-21. budapest, 1500 meter free style final, you can see in the pool with her, they are there, though. she goes on to win gold. finishing 19 seconds ahead of
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the next closest competitor. it's a record breakg katie. three gold already so far with the potential for, get this, three more this week. alena back after an ankle injury. visiting san antonio, and it looks like she hasn't missed a beat. 29 points, 10 rebounds, not only did she miss the two games, she also had to miss the all-star game. mystics win 85-76. nets up a friday game at verizon center against the connecticut sun. and we showed you earlier the nationals with a beautiful tribute to jim vance. a moment of silence in his honor. but before the game, the longest tenured national with some nice words about jim vance. >> just an infectious personality, i think. any time you lose someone like that it's tough. especially in a city like this that always has news and allegation has, say breaking news, good or bad. there is so much of it here.
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i feel like he delivered it with such grace. >> and i think one of my favorite photos was of him at the nationals when he threw that first pitch.
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it was really special. >> we all love that one. folks, we have a new member of the news 4 family. we'd like you to meet tonight. melissa ma lay had her baby girl today. check them out. this is colette ryan. beautiful name.
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she was born at 3:27 this te melissa wrote on facebook tonight she's overjoyed. a new addition to join brendan and barrett. congratulations to the entire family. do they look happy? >> now a family of five. we are so happy for them. congratulations. >> that's going to do it for us. president tonight show is next. whoa! you're not taking these. hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. whoa, whoa! you're not taking that. come with me. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. mom, i'm taking the subaru. don't be late. even when we're not there to keep them safe, our subaru outback will be.
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(vo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests --

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