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sleeping. national roller coaster day, 100 years old. the wild one. >> see, this is why i don't do roller coasters, you heard that screaming, right? >> we all heard it. if you're busy heading out the door, take a second to look up. this is what it looks like outside now. >> dense fog is hovering over our entire region and this will likely impact the commute. good morning to you, i am eun yang. >> for some people, visibility is under a mile. >> jack taylor is monitoring traffic. we begin with storm team 4 weather meteorologists on the deck with chuck and sheena. good morning to you. >> good morning, aaron, eun, everybody. hump day is
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very sticky, steamy, foggy this morning. >> calling it pea soup. watch out. here is the visibility we are talking about, quarter mile or less in some areas. in the district, we are down to three. earlier was up to seven. keep in mind, fog is fluctuating. frederick seeing half mile visibility. manassas, martinburg, under a mile. here are advisories for everybody until 9:00 a.m. give yourself more space in front of yourself and the car in front of you. as we go through the morning hours on the roads, this is what a lot of it looks like, especially as you drive over bridges. your wednesday commute, 7:00 a.m., dense fog, 74 degrees, warm one. by noon, a lot of fog clearing the area. temperatures are near 90. hot and humid. for the evening commute, it is looking mainly
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the roads, see what's going on with jack taylor. good morning. >> good morning, sheena. again, please give yourself a few extra minutes, you need extra time, you're not driving at speed through some fog zones. rock creek parkway at kennedy center, they should be in the clearing stage. broken down vehicle had been northbound rock creek parkway at virginia taking out the right lane. in sterling, crash in the intersection of atlantic bull vord at nokes. you may find yourself under direction. and 7 after gallows. we want to take you live to the roads to show you how the fog will impact the morning drive. >> erica gonzales has more on conditions. how is it looking? >> well, this time we can really get a good
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are traveling here in mclane, virginia. chuck and sheena have been mentioning, visibility may be a lot lower. keep distance between the next car and use low beams, not high. this is in mclean, one of the thicker spots we are traveling through. back to you. >> thank you. 6:03. following breaking news in baltimore now. that's where two confederate statues have been removed by the city in cover of darkness. robert e. lee and stonewall jackson monument and taney monument were taken down. we are working to get more information. we will have an update here and on the nbc washington app. president trump faces new backlash for his response to the
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>> we want to show you a portion from each of his recent comments to give you an idea how his tone has changed over some days. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. racism is evil. and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the kkk, neo-nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans. >> what about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right. do they have any semblance of guilt? let me ask you this, what about the fact they came charging, that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs. do they have any problem? i think they do. >> of course, we are seeing a lot of reaction to preside
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trump's comments on charlottesville, here and across the country. >> news4's justin finch at the museum this morning where the headlines tell a powerful story. >> very soon, they'll swap out tuesday headlines for today's headlines, which will be different. philadelphia inquire remember, reading trump yields to pressure from hate groups. a 180 from the president's recent remarks yesterday. meantime, here in the d.c. area and across the u.s., we're now having pleas for peace. tuesday on the mall we saw a crowd of hundreds gather, many with ties to charlottesville and uva. they had candles in their hand, marching peacefully about national mall and monuments, including the lincoln memorial. along the way, they denounce white nationalist, white supremacist and neo-nazi views expressed at the charlottesville rally and of course violence that left heather her
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this crowd of all ages, colors, backgrounds calling for healing in charlottesville and across the country. >> this is not about trump, this is about our community, our university, and also hate that created the conflict. >> demonstrators realize healing will not happen overnight but they're committed to standing by for the long term. also, meantime prince george's county executive baker says he is calling for the president to step down, citing remarks and handling of the charlottesville response. back to you in the studio. virginia governor terry mccauliffe and his wife will attend services for victims of the violence in charlottesville. there will be a memorial service for heather heyer this morning, she was killed saturday when a man drove into a crowd on the city's downtown mall. this morning's service happens at the paramount theater at 11:00 a.m. the family asking those attending to wear purple in honor of heather. the governor is also attenng
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police officers killed in a helicopter crash nearby. breaking news in upper marlboro. angie goff at the live desk. >> police are trying to figure out what led up to a deadly scene at a retirement home. when they arrived to do a welfare check, they found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds. they believe this was indeed a murder suicide. as we continue to work to learn more about the two victims, police are offering a cash reward this morning for information to help in this case. eun? >> angie, thank you. benjamin stoddard new principal will lead an information session tonight for parents after charles bell, former teachers aide and track coach was charged with child sexual abuse. accused of creating child pornography and abusing kids inside the school. tonight's meeting happens at 7:00 p.m. at stoddard middle school in waldorf. new
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potential answers about the deadly explosion in silver springs. seven people killed when a building at flower branch apartments exploded last year. a newly discovered report is showing how it may have started. the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, fire arls and explosives discovered a disconnected vent pipe in the meter room of one of two buildings that exploded and burned down. it is not clear why it wasn't hooked up. but the atf report says it is possible the room filled with gas and then a small flame like a pilot light on nearby water heater sparked the blast. ntsb is leading the investigation in what caused this explosion and fire. 6:08. if you dreamed of being a multimillionaire, we all dream about this, today could be your day. tonight's powerball jackpot is up to $430 million. i'll take a tiny fraction of that. if you pick the cash option, you would bring in $
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>> this is actually the third time this year that powerball jackpot has been more than $400 million. if you want to buy a ticket, this is how it works. you have until 9:45 in d.c., and until 10:00 in virginia and maryland. >> time to buy tickets. good luck. time to celebrate another quirky holiday. today is national roller coaster day. >> she's at six flags in largo with a riding roller coaster day, working for you, malette, tell us about it. >> reporter: they turned on the roller coaster, inspectors are here to make sure everything is safe. we cannot get on any ride at any kind of amusement park until they inspect the rides. this wooden coaster is 100 years old. this is the wild one, centennial anniversary. and yes. we will ride it. ten times. this ride goes 50
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six flags challenged us. they said put together a team who can ride ten times. this is my team! we're going to be riding this thing. no, it is moving. we're going to be riding it ten times for a worthy cause. two charities, boys and girls club, hope house, which is an organization that services children whose parents are incarcerated. that's what this is all about. and you know what, i'm going to formally introduce my team coming up in the next break. stay tuned for that. they don't have regular names, they have coaster names. before we do that, eun, aaron, i have a question for you. trivia. did you know that the wild one used to have a different name, and did you know that the wild one hasn't always been here? did you know that? >> no, i didn't know that. >> i think
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>> you're supposed to be the smart people, come on. right? >> we'll lean on you to provide some answers for us in a couple of minutes. >> i'll give you that coming up. yeah. stay tuned. we have all of the answers, right? that's right. >> i see the team back there. >> news4 team! >> see you ladies in a bit. >> i see our friends over there. all right. it is 6:11. west nile virus, a positive test in our backyard. how to protect your family. and the action being taken today. plus, robe oh call payback, the fake free vacation that could deliver real money. stay with us. here's the view from the tower looking east at a gray sunrise. dense fog advisory goes until 9:00 a.m. thereafter, it will get hot and sticky. complete check of the forecast straight ahead.
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6:14. live look outside this morning. you normally would be able to see into the district from arlington. not so lucky with that this morning. there's a lot of fog across the region. >> we're under a dense fog advisory until 9:00 a.m. we have been telling you this morning about the visibility problems. if you are heading out this morning, you have to be careful. give yourself some time. >> isn't that right, meteorologists? >> it is. low visibility for everybody this morning. lowest of the low out across some rural areas. frederick, maryland down to a half mile, winchester, half mile. third mile in martinsburg. out across northern virginia and suburban areas, that's where fog is thickest this morning. the advisory goes until 9:00 a.m. by the time we get to noon, it will turn into a great day for baseball. nats and angels, 1:05 today. hot and humid for baseball. good morning, jack. >> chuck, good morning.
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inner loop, barnabus road, causing earlyas road, causing early delay. back to you. >> thank you. 6:16. funerals for two virginia state police officers take place this week. >> their helicopter crashed while they were monitoring weekend protests in charlottesville. it is still not clear why. lieutenant jay cullen laid to rest saturday in chesterfield, virginia. services for trooper bates are friday. he grew up in prince george's county. his brother tells us he fell in love with flying when he was ten years old. >> words can't begin to describe how proud we were of berk and all he was able to accomplish. >> virginia governor terry mccauliffe set to
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troopers' funerals. there's an effort to protect you and your family from a serious disease. city of hyattsville found west nile virus. if you live in or near the park, shut your windows starting at 7:30, protect plants and pets as well. thrill seekers, get ready. today is national roller coaster day. >> in celebration, we sent molette green to six flags, working in the community with a team of good people making their rides count today. explain this to us. ride a roller coaster and you're helping out. >> we do it and are doing it ten times. got to do it ten times. we had to put together a team. i am going to introduce the team, they have really big roller coaster names. look here on the wooden roller coaster where we will be riding the wild one.
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their job, they're all over the tracks. this is what they do. sometimes it lasts for a couple of hours, making sure everything is safe. this is national roller coaster day. they're expecting people to come out here and enjoy themselves. there was a trivia question, eun and aaron. you had some time. but i've got the answer. the question was did you know this roller coaster, the wild one, once had a different name, once was in a different location? the answer to the trivia is yes. used to be called giant coaster. and it was at paragon park in jersey. joining me is a roller coaster enthusiast, knows the history of the wild one. what can you tell us. you were instrumental making sure it came here. >> absolutely. roller coaster relocation in the mid-80s was uncommon, the park owners at the time went to boston, won the auction for the
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i suggested a couple of different rides, this is the one they ended up with. what is unique here in maryland is that the helix burned down, but they restored it and rebuilt it here, restoring it to the original format. >> derrick shaw, thank you for all of your history. you going to ride today? >> absolutely. >> how many times? >> as many as i can until they kick me off. >> i don't think that's going to happen. he has history here. okay. our team because we have to ride ten times, here's our team here. formal introductions. this is storm team 4 meteorologist lauren. it is lightning rod lauren. >> they have to kick me off of this. >> also from storm team
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from finance, andrea silva, make it rain, andrea. make it rain, make it rain! all right. and also from sales at news4, britney andrews, better known as bawling out britney. and doing fantastic camera work, screaming irene. i am the team captain, mighty mighty mo. it's going down. back to you. live at six flags. >> those names are perfect. >> just for the record, we saw the video. you were the screamer in that video. you and irene. thought you were going to lose your lunch. >> i was not the screamer, stop it. i was not. >> i think they were both
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screaming. >> it is okay. i would be right there with you. >> would be clutching to me for dear life. tpt. >> there was one where she looked like she would cry. >> listen, ten times? brief souls. >> it will be interesting with the fog as they go through it. maybe it will be kind of fun. if you ever wondered what it is like to be in a cloud, walk through fog. that's what it is. it is a stratus cloud on the ground. this is a look outside. we have dense fog out there. morning commute, well, it will be a little hazardous with dense fog advisory, that goes until 9:00 a.m. then see improvements. hanging at the pool, afternoon will shape up to be nice. if exercising, it will be hot and humid. stay hydrated. grilling out is looking good today, just the heat is on. here is current visibility. clinton down to a quarter mile. gaithersburg under a mile. frederick, almost a quarter
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mile. manassas, half mile, warrenton, martinsburg, quarter mile. this is fluctuating the next few hours. dense fog advisory, counties in gray for quarter mile visibility or less. give more time between or more space between yourself and the car in front of you. here's the radar. nice and dry. again, we will see low clouds and fog clearing as we go around 9:00 a.m. or after. 65 in dulles, 72 in clinton. if walking the dog or need one to walk, this is thunder. cutie pie available. head to the website on how to adopt him. 86 degrees by 5:00. this is coming up saturday, august 19th, this saturday. clear the shelters. find out more information on the nbc washington app. we're very excited about that event. tomorrow, rain chances start to increase as well as friday. saturday morning, some showers. overall, t w
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90 degrees. we will look at the extended ten day forecast coming up. let's check the roads with jack taylor this foggy morning. good morning, jack. >> thanks. there was a beltway crash after barnabas road. wires are down across the roadway in gaithersburg. and we still have slow traffic to deal with riding virginia 95 northbound out of wood bridge to springfield. now everything is open. crash at 644 on the shoulder. this is the picture you want to see. a child abduction case. new details we are lrning abeaou
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6:26. a consumer investigation you won't see anywhere else, a small craft advisory, not talking wind warning. >> we're revealing something you may not know when it comes to boats you rent or buy. consumer reporter susan hogan working with this special report. >> the experts are warning boats with potentially dangerous designs are making their way out onto the water. our investigation took us to florida and california to meet two families whose lives changed in an instant. >> i remember feeling that anxiety, thinking sorry, i am planning a funeral. >> the first night you're
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thinking it is impossible to survive. so you're thinking about how you'll end it. there's no end, i thought. >> two mothers forever tied together, their children involved in horrific boating accidents years apart from each other. their stories exposing explosive details about recreational boating industry. >> we trust manufacturers because we are taught to trust manufacturers. >> follow us throughout the day to find what our investigation uncovered. a d.c. landmark defaced. lincoln memorial targeted by vandals. t the message left behind and action being taken now. take a look at the visibility. manassas, frederiksberg, close
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6:30 now. thanks for waking up with us. it is a foggy morning. >> visibility is poor. chuck bell and sheena parveen have more on when the fog will lift. hard to see out there, guys. >> it is hard to see in some areas. that's why we're telling you to give more distance between yourself and the car in front of you. fog may be tricky in spots. >> low beams, low speeds are a good idea. or drive as fast -- you can't see the car ahead, go ahead. what could go wrong. >> that's horrible advice! >> there's a view of the 14th street bridge complex. normally we see our proud monuments in downtown washington. not today. the cloud deck is almost all the way to the surface. two and a half mile visibility officially, but that's an optimistic measurement how far you can see. a lot of areas below a mile. that's the way it will stay the next couple
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8:00 and 9:00 this morning. thereafter, it will be partly sunny to at times mostly sunny and way warmer and more humid as well. highs today in the upper 80s, sun is down at 8:04. fog and humidity today. thursday near 90 degrees. rain and thunder likely for your friday. saturday, first half of the weekend, things dry out. again, boil it all down in the ten day forecast in a few minutes. for now, back into the air conditioning with jack taylor. >> i'm enjoying it now, thank you. looking at the beltway at saint barnabas road. three lanes getting by to the left. you can see that fog. here on the inner loop at 450, we have a road compromise, right lane is closed. sterling, northbound atlantic avenue at nokes boulevard, a crash. and gaithersburg, 28 is blocked between muddy branch and edison park drive. there we have wires down across the
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aaron, eun, back to you. >> thank you, jack. 6:33. this morning, you're going to encounter fog as you make your way to work. look at that. >> you can see we have dense fog hanging over the area or as you can't see from one picture there. news4 erica gonzales with more on the commute. she has been checking it out all morning. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. dense fog advisory in effect for some of the scenes you'll see like this out on the roads. some of these spots, we are in mcclelean. you can't tell if the road goes straight or curves. if you stay focused on a car long enough, you see it and then don't. some visibility in your area may be as little as a quarter mile. for that reason, give yourself extra space between you and the drivers ahead of you. get those low beams on, not high beams, and windshield wipers as
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or 10:00. give yourself extra time if needed and extra distance on the roads. live in mclean, back to you guys. >> thank you. new overnight, multiple confederate statues pulled off pedestals. angie goff is at the live desk. >> breaking news, all four confederate monuments in baltimore are now down. you're looking at a photo from wbal of that broken pedestal. the roger taney statue and video from this morning, we watched crews use cranes to remove robert e. lee and stonewall jackson monument from the park near johns hopkins. since then, we've learned the confederate women's monument in bishop square park was also gone before sunrise. and we take a live look at wyman
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this is where the statue once stood. in the last few hours, it was taken down. justin finch is there and has more on what happened in charlottesville played into the quick decision to remove these statues. >> saw the pedestal littered with graffiti at the time the statue was taken down. thank you. that statue of taney taken down in baltimore is a replica of one at state capitol grounds. >> there's a call to remove that in annapolis. larry hogan and others calling for its removal. in a statement, hogan said the time has come to make a difference between acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history. it is 6:35. in other top stories. two people dead in a murder suicide. police are trying to find out what led up to the shooting late last night. this was in a retirement community in upper marlboro. as we find out more, we will post it in the
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app. terry mccauliffe will be at the service for heather heyer. she was killed when a man drove into a crowd on the downtown mall. this morning's service takes place at the paramount theater at 11:00 a.m. the family asks those attending to wear purple in honor of heather heyer. the fight to recognize an historic african-american church cemetery in bethesda continues today, it is at macedonia baptist church. it was bulldozed and now developers want to build a parking garage and units directly over the site. members of the church are asking for a small monument and space for a museum. court hearing scheduled for this afternoon. look for updates in the nbc washington app. deadly apartment explosion. a natural gas blast. new discovery reveals what led to that tragedy in silver spring. and we continue to monitor the commute. you'll probably run into this
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it is one of the single most annoying telemarketing calls. you pick up the phone and get blasted with a cruise horn and message for a free cruise. finally there's something being done about it. a class action lawsuit claimed a resort marketing group broke the law when they made automated calls for free cruises. >> if you got one between july, 2009 and march, 2014, you could be owed up to $900. you have to file a claim by november. a link is in the nbc washington app, see if your phone number is eligible. good morning. we have dense fog around the area. dense fog advisory until 9:00 a.m. look at the visibility. frederiksberg down to zero, so is warrenton, very thick in those areas. clinton, about a quarter mile in spots. if you're going over the bridges, ts
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some thicker fog. starting to lift shortly after 9:00 a.m. looking better in the afternoon. hot and humid. a closer look at rain chances increasing coming up. over to jack taylor. good morning, jack. >> good morning, sheena. bad news if traveling on 15 south of rocks bridge. wires come down, 15 blocked both directions. if this is a normal path of travel, you need an alternate route. 15 is closed south of rocks bridge. a descendant of robert e. lee speaks out, the reaction you'll see only on news4. all right. at 7:00, we are jumping on the wild one. this is my news4 crew, doing this for a worthy cause. for what? boys and girls club. and that's coming up on news4
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what about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right. do they have any semblance of guilt? let me ask you this, what about the fact they came charging, that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs.
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i think they do. >> president trump's stunning news conference getting a lot of attention this morning. >> we have team coverage on the fallout and impact of the president's comments and the latest on confederate statues being removed in baltimore. we start with angie goff in the newsroom on the controversy involving the president. angie? >> aaron, eun, the controversy is showing no sign of dying down. this morning, already newspaper editorials are tearing into the president. chicago sun times editorial calling him, quote, america's bigot in chief. the news conference, mr. trump was defiant blaming both sides for the violence in charlottesville. >> yes, i think there's blame on both sides. you look at both sides, i think there's blame on both sides. and i have no doubt about it. and you don't have any doubt about it either. and if you reported it accurately, you would
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>> well, democrats and republicans lined up to criticize the president. republican senator marco rubio tweeting out the president needs to call charlottesville a terror attack by white supremacists. the president wasn't even supposed to take questions yesterday. senior white house official tells nbc news, quote, he went rogue. aaron? >> angie in the newsroom, thank you. 6:46. staying on top of breaking news in baltimore. four confederate statues removed overnight by the city. >> justin finch joins us live. justin, what about the statues that came down faster following events in charlottesville? >> reporter: eun, good morning. this has been in the works for some time. behind this what was a pedestal for the confederate generals. it is full of graffiti, opposed to the confederacy, black lives matter skroeld there,
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and a look at the disrespect this monument has been feeling for quite some time here. it is one of four taken down in baltimore overnight. take a look at video from the news partners at wbal before 4:00 a.m., the statues of generals robert e. lee and stonewall jackson were removed from here. this is through efforts of a dozen city and private crews. comes as baltimore city council voted to remove confederate monuments here back on monday, and yes, they were prompted in part by violence in charlottesville. we know three other monuments in the area have come down, confederate women's memorial in bishop square park on mount royal avenue, and one of supreme court justice taney who authored the dred scott decision finding african americans were not citizens. removal of these monuments, certainly a moment in baltimore that will not soon be
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>> simply because i might not agree with their idea, there wasn't historically accurate depiction. >> reporter: that taney statue taken down overnight happens to be a replica of one that stands at the statehouse in annapolis. governor hogan called for that monument to come down as well. back to you in the studio. >> justin finch live in baltimore this morning, thank you. 6:48 now. the violence we saw this past weekend in charlottesville began after the city discussed removing the statue of confederate general robert e. lee. now we're hearing from one of lee's descendants that lives in the area. this is an interview you only see on news4. robert e. lee iv is 92 years old. says his great grandfather would be ashamed at the violence t
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>> in my opinion he never would have on the side of terrible people that started the riot or the klu klux klan. we don't need people like that in this country. >> after the civil war, general lee taught at what became washington and lee university. his great grandson says he saw it as a time to unite as one country. >> interesting perspective. i posted that story on my facebook page. someone painted red graffiti yesterday. the national park service discovered n and e on the pillar where red paint was found. it is believed that carving had been there awhile. preservation crew is working to remove paint without damaging the stone. that's expected to ask about a week. we want you to take a good look at this sketch. fairfax county police say this man abducted and sexual assaula
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mustache, heavy eyebrows and side part in his dark hair. this all happened sunday near tower drive in fairfax county section of alexandria. police returned to the area yesterday to pass out the sketch and talk to neighbors. spoke to one father that said until police catch this man, he is not letting his kids out of his sight. >> we have to look at everything, who is staying here. that's why i came out with my children. >> you won't let them out alone? >> no, no. >> we want to show you the suspect's sketch one more time. here it is. if you have any information, call the fairfax county police. learning more information about what may have led to the explosion and fire in silver spring. i was there after the building blew up last august. seven people died there. an atf report says investigators found a disconnected vent pipe in the meter room where they ev
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with gas and small flame like a pilot light ignited it. it is not clear why the pipe was disconnected. 6:51. if you ever dreamed of being a multimillionaire, who hasn't dreamed of this, come on, today could be your lucky day. the powerball jackpot is up to $430 million. if you pick the cash option, what i do, you still bring home $273 million. >> buy gifts for us, that's what you would do. >> that's what i would do. what would you do? >> i would do the same. this is the third time it has been more than $430 million. if you want to buy a ticket, you have until 9:45 in d.c., 10:00 in virginia and maryland. you'll run into fog as you head out. look at live pictures from virginia. heaviest fog is in northern virginia. you can see it in the distance. most places see about a half mile to quarter mile
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dense fog advisory will last until 9:00 a.m. >> some parts of the area, you drive right into it. >> you bet. take it easy out there. everyone is always in such a rush. >> especially here. >> especially around here. yes indeed. foggy this morning, giving way to sunshine and humidity later today. here's a live picture of the tower camera. depends on perspective. this is our tower, looking eastbound. you can see the sun is high enough to get above the cloud deck or fog layer, depending how you look at it. that's from our tower. our station sits in one of the highest points of washington. when you put a camera on top of the tower, this camera is probably close to 700 or 800 feet above sea level. there's the potomac, jefferson memorial. lot of low clouds and fog. keeping visibility low this morning. a mild start. 73 in washington. most suburbs in the upper 60s, but a lotf
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below a mile now. annapolis, joint base andrews, manassas, warrenton down to zero visibility. be very careful in the next couple hours. once we get sunshine back, we get back in the upper 80s to near 90. only use the nbc washington app. follow me on social media at chuck bell. no system terribly close to us. nice and dry most of the afternoon today. outside chance of a shower, but rain chances are really low. here is future weather, maybe bubbling up here or there. rain chances today 20% or less. there you go. there's the planner. highs today up near 90 degrees. near 90 again tomorrow. rainiest day of the week is friday. rain out early saturday, leaving weekend plans untouched. good morning, ck
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start at point of rocks bridge, mile south of the bridge, 15 closed both directions because of tree and wires across the roadway. inner loop of maryland, down near 450. right lane blocked with emergency road work. crash near barnabas, and 28 eastbound reopened, left lane getting by. edison park drive with wires down. back to you. today is a special day for thrill seekers. it is national roller coaster day. >> now you know there was such a day. molette green is working live in the community at six flags in largo with this incredible team to make the holiday work for you. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, we're ready. minutes away from jumping onto this wild ride. the wild one. 100 years old on national roller coaster day. this ride has a lot o
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the rides. cranking up the one next to the coaster with history. can i introduce you to these great guys, roller coaster enthusiasts, we have sam and al. something happened here years ago. what happened? you met here? >> we met here. 14 years ago now. >> then something special happened. >> got married. >> got married on the wild one? >> yes. >> show us your pass. >> 1987. >> you have been coming since 1987. >> came here for this coaster. >> the proof to show it. we're going to ride ten times, this team, for tickets, 50 tickets to two charities. one is hope house. carol findlay, tell us what this will do. 50 tickets for your kids. >> it will be good for families. they're low income, moms can't afford to take the whole family someplace like this. we're
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to come together. >> 50 tickets to hope house, 100 tickets to boys and girls club for doing this. we're live at six flags. live in the community, right? back to you. >> great cause to do some screaming. >> that's right. thanks. it is 6:56. here are four things to know before you head out the door. west nile virus may be a risk in our area. city of hyattsville found traces of the disease in a mosquito and are spraying tonight. be sure to shut your windows tonight. fairfax police say this man abducted and sexual assaulted a five-year-old girl. he has a mustache, thick eyebrows, side part and dark hair. we posted this on our nbc washington app. virginia governor terry mccauliffe will be in attendance at the memorial service for heather heyer. she was killed saturday when a man drove into a crowd on the downtown mall. the service is happening at the paramountat
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four confederate monuments in the city of baltimore are gone. early this morning, crews took them down. follow news4's justin finch who is getting information how this was organized and came to fruition through efforts of city council there. that's the broadcast this morning. appreciate you waking up with us. >> "today" show is next. we'll be back in 25 minutes with all of your weather, including more on the fog. traffic and local news. make it a great day.
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>> good morning. the fallout, prominent democrats and republicans blasting president trump after he defiantly doubled down to his initial reaction to that violence in virginia. >> i think there's blame on both sides. >> new protests outside trowmp tower. the backlash growing. we'll talk it all with republican presidential candidate john kasich. breaking overnight, baltimore removes several confederate statutes, the movement gaining momentum in the wake of charlottesville. shocking new video emerges with the reporter with white national


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