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rebecca mercer to choose between the two of them. she chose the president. mercer owns a stake in breitbart's news and tonight the company announced that bannon is stepping down. it was reportedly through the mercer family that bannon was named chief executive of the trump campaign 2 1/2 months before election day. bannon is often credited with the strategy that helped mr. trump win the electoral college. he was rewarded with a job at the white house. but he often clashed with the trump family and with republican leaders who are not sorry to see him go. >> but certainly the damage that steve bannon has done to the republican party, the association of the republican brand with white nationalism, it's been devastating for the republican party. and because bannon is gone does not mean that it undoes the damage that bannonism and trumpism have done to the grand old party. >> now, steve bannon has been leading
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when the site's founder andrew breitbart died suddenly of a heart attack. doreen, leon? >> all right, pat lawson muse. more to come on that. thank you. new concerns about safety tonight as deputies search for a man who assaulted a young girl on a walking paths. >> we're going to show you a sketch of the guy police are now looking for. this crime happened last week in sterling. the victim a middle school girl who did get away. and the biggest clue so far may be home surveillance video of the suspect captured before and after the attack. >> northern virginia bureau reporter david culver is at the scene deputies want you to see. david? >> reporter: they sure do, doreen and leon. i'm going to show you the images once again. there is an uneasiness in right wood place in sterling. some neighbors hesitant to answer the door. others telling me they will not allow their kids to walk to school alone until this guy is caught.
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down bright wood place in sterling, looking past the homes and onto the path, this path. it's here last wednesday a young girl walking home from school got attacked. >> we're talking about 4:00, 4:15 in the afternoon. it's still daylight hours, you know. this juvenile is walking home from school on a populated bike path, walk path. and for this to happen at that time of day, it is very concerning. >> reporter: investigators have this composite sketch, but thanks to a neighbor's home security camera, they have also got video of the suspect. >> he's seen jogging in one direction and shortly after almost sprinting in the opposite direction. >> reporter: the video doesn't show what happened in between. deputies say the man jogged to where the girl was walking, touched her inappropriately. she screamed. he sprinted away passing by that camera again. >> it was really surprising because i'm unaware of anything happening in the neighborhood that's dangerous. >> reporter: barbara has lived here 40 years, raised her kids
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she often hears children playing around as they walk home. >> once in a while i'll hear a kid scream or squeal because they're teasing each other or something. >> reporter: she didn't hear the young girl's screams last wednesday, true calls for help. you can answer the call looking closely at this video. >> hopefully someone knows this subject that can call us. >> reporter: given the sun is now down, it's not surprising to look behind me and see that the path is empty. but i can tell you for the many hours that we were here today, we only saw two people on this path. one was a student, the other a deputy. doreen and leon? >> thank you, david. david culver reporting live. new details of a shooting of a montgomery police officer. after pouring over police body cam video, investigators ruled it was an accident. someone called 911 in november to report an suv ramming their car from behind at a wheaton parking lot. when the officer got to the scene he tried
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driver's window with his gun. that's when the weapon went off, hitting the man inside. officer archer will not be charged, but detectives still want to know why he used his weapon to break the glass. as for the man who was shot, he won't be charged either. >> it's been a significant landmark in silver spring downtown for more than a decade, and an anchor of the local economy. but discovery communications says it is selling its maryland headquarters, moving to new york. news4's chris gordon is live with a closer look at the impact this could have. chris, a tough day for discovery employees and also for the people of silver spring, right? >> reporter: absolutely, doreen. this is what we know tonight. discovery communications is moving out 1300 employees. some are going to its new global operations center in new york, but others will be moving to knoxville, tennessee. and the building that you mentioned, that has housed
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many years here in silver spring, will be sold in 2019. 1300 employees getting the word discovery communications is leaving silver spring. discovery says it has to adapt to the challenges of tv, cable and streaming content. discovery is acquiring media company scripps located in knoxville, tennessee, where some of these employees will relocate. others could be headed to discovery's new global headquarters in new york. >> so, we are a silver spring company, no doubt. we also have to do what is in the best interest of our company and our shareholders. that leads us to move to new york. >> reporter: the massive modern discovery communications building is considered the center of silver spring's revitalization. >> i remember how we languished with no development and a lot of boarded up buildings. so, development was brought here by the arrival of discovery, and i just wonder will we see some t
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leaving. >> during lunch discovery is the number one group of people that's in all the restaurants and all the bars around here. so, yeah, it's going to hurt silver springs. >> reporter: for the past year state and county leaders have tried to convince discovery communications to stay. montgomery county executive ike leggett says generous incentives failed to convince discovery. >> clearly it would be a negative impact. there will be a negative impact on our tax base because you lose that number of employees, you can't replace all of those employees overnight. >> reporter: now, this afternoon i spoke off-camera with some of the discovery employees. they are taking it in stride for the most part. many say they are waiting to see if they will be offered a job to stay with discovery communications. and then they will have to decide whether to relocate or find another job in order to stay in our area
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leon, doreen, back to you. >> whole lot of uncertainty around this decision. thank you. >> thanks, chris. >> now to a dramatic change for many of us for the first time in a long time. we're not dealing with bone-chilling temperatures. imagine that. >> no extreme today? >> no. >> thank you so much for that. things getting even better later in this week. first, some problems, though, that were caused by the recent cold snap. a big water main break in potomac, md. a water main break on mercy hollow lane, new ground video shows the scene from chopper4 above. water flowing down bradley boulevard. wssc working to fix that break. >> talking about a chaotic commute, a sight to make your heart skip a bit. a montgomery county school bus slid off a road into a ditch in tulip lane in potomac. fire and rescue crews had to extricate the aide and one student on board. no one was hurt here. >> and it was
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there because of the dense fog and the icy conditions. a lot of school systems opened up two hours late this morning. a lot of us ended up trying to get to work or school at the same time. so, let's find out what's coming next. let's check in with doug. he's back in the storm center. doug? >> yeah, and this may disappoint the kids but help the parents. i'm not sure which one. i'm not expecting any delays or cancellations for the next week or so, although maybe a week from now. anyway, let's take a look and show you what we're dealing with now. high temperatures today, 51 degrees, oh, so nice, the warm est day, the warm est day since december 23rd, two days before christmas. just amazing how cool we have been. 56 degrees in richmond today. so, well above average across our region for this afternoon. now, tomorrow we're going to be right around the average high which is 44 degrees. you can see what's happening. a little bit of a system trying to move on through here. our winds beginning to shift out of the north now. cool overnight tonight and we will freeze tonight. so, any areas that saw a little bit of melting, if you have areas of
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little bit of water on it, it might freeze tonight so watch out for that tomorrow morning. warming late week and warming big time, by the way. we need the rain. we've been so dry. looks like we're going to get some. we'll talk much more about that coming up in your full ten-day forecast. i'll see you back here, what time today? 6:25. >> doug, we'll get back to you, man. in the meantime, now we turn to immigration reform. president trump met with democrats and republicans today and they agreed to focus on four things. daca, the protection for so-called dreamers who were brought to the country here as children. border security with the definition of what a wall is, maybe more fluid than it once seemed. and they also agreed to focus on so-called chain migration. that's where immigrants can petition for visas for relatives. and the visa lottery system. >> this as an immigration crackdown causeses turmoil for families with temporary protected status. our team coverage begins with blayne alexander. blayne? >> reporter: and, doreen, you
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things that they spent time discussing today. it all unfolded in a rather unprecedented meeting nearly an hour worth of conversation that played out right before tv cameras. now, it does appear there was some progress made today. but the big question is that enough to bridge the gap in one of washington's most polarizing issues. >> i think we're going to get this done, daca. >> reporter: an extraordinary look behind the curtain, intense immigration talks playing out for the nation to see. >> you folks are going to have to come up with a solution and if you do, i'm going to sign that solution. >> reporter: for nearly an hour, a roomful of key decision makers in both parties hashing it out in front of cameras. >> but i think we have to do daca first. >> mr. president, you need to be clear, though. i think what senator feinstein is asking here, when we talk about just daca, we don't want to be back here two years later. you have to have security as the secretary would tell you. >> i think that's what you're saying. >> reporter: republicans demanding a hard fix on immigration. the main issue for democrats? fixing daca and p
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so-called dreamers. undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. >> this should be a bipartisan bill. this should be a bill of love. >> reporter: president trump suggesting a two-part solution. first, handle daca. then more sweeping immigration reform, including the border wall. >> you want $18 billion for a wall or else there will be no daca, is that still your position? >> i can build it for less. >> reporter: but the bipartisan meetings could risk alienating his base. some republicans not in the meeting say a soft immigration stance means breaking a campaign promise. >> if he grants daca amnesty, then that's off the table. >> reporter: but inside the room? >> you have created a opportunity here, mr. president, and you need to close the deal. >> my positions are going to be what the people in this room come up with. >> reporter: everyone agreeing they will all have to give a little. the question, will it be enough? blayne alexander, nbc news, washington.
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>> the decision is impacting more than 200,000 people living in the u.s. who are from el salvador. manuelçó barea is one of them. he and his wife are temporary protected status or t.p.s. holders. for the last two decades, they've called germantown home. he and his wife have three young girls who were born in the u.s., but now they're worried they could be deported since president trump decided to end the t.p.s. program by september of 2019. >> my kids are asking me what we going to do. and i don't have an answer for them. this is where we live and it's hard. >> reporter: the future for manuel and thousands of others is unknown. >> and if we go back, what's going to happen to my family? what's going to happen to me? >> reporter: nick kas is the senior manager of senior services for casa which is an immigration rights organization ba i
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he says people like manuel may have options. >> it is an individual determination that people may be eligible for family petition. they may have someone in their family who is a citizen or permanent resident who can petition for them. >> reporter: he also says there is a possibility some t.p.s. holder could be eligible for a humanitarian visa, but he says getting legal help now is critical. >> they need to go and consult with a trusted immigration attorney to see if they might have other options right now that are available to them other than t.p.s. >> reporter: cap says it's not a quick process, but it's something people like manuel and his family can look into to try and avoid deportation. >> we are worried, really, really worried about it. >> reporter: now, cap says also casa is a free resource here in langley park. there are people there ready and willing to assist these t.p.s. holders with resources they'll need to try and stay here legally. back to you. >> all right.
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meagan fitzgerald reporting. thank you, meagan. >> from hollywood to the halls of government, the me, too movement is not letting up. >> how a local college student is trying to change the culture on our metro with her camera. >> botox, they can erase "a wrinkle in time" lsz for adults, but find out with why some medical experts say it can work wonders for some children. >> the story of the shredded beef bandit coming
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so you get a craving for midnight snack, maybe you want some potato chips or ice cream. you head down to the kitchen and you raid the cabinets, right? >> that's what most of us do. in d.c. the police are looking for a guy who took his craving to chipotle. it was the middle of the night and chipotle wasn't open. news4's pat collins is in chinatown with an unusual story of a break-in. what gives, pat? >> reporter: doreen, i'm going to get to that in a moment. but first, i've got to tell you how sorry i am for you and your georgia football team. i watched that game last night and i cheered when you cheered. i cried when you cried. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and so tonight i got you a little something,
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okay? to get you through these sad times. >> thank you, pat. >> reporter: doreen, i remembered your georgia team beat my notre dame team. so, the heck with the flowers. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, we all know who the hamburg lar is. well, tonight i want to introduce you to the shredded beef bandit. police releasing this surveillance picture of a man you might think of as the shredded beef bandit. wanted for taking and eating $60 worth of shredded beef from chipotle. >> i think the guy is pretty smart. >> reporter: and pretty hungry. >> obviously pretty hungry. >> reporter: the capital one arena, new year's day. make that new year's morning. 3:00 a.m. new year's morning. police say a
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chipotle here, disarms the alarm, and where's the beef? >> downtown chinatown, you never know what goes on down here. >> reporter: he gets a full tray, sits down at the counter and starts eating. >> he's had the luckiest day of his year already. >> reporter: 4:00 a.m., more shredded beef. >> i wouldn't go to that extent to get beef, but maybe he was really hungry. >> reporter: 5:00 a.m., still chowing down. 6:00 a.m., the manager comes to open chipotle. he sees the guy in there eating and says, hey, buddy, we're closed. that threaded beef bandit goes to mcdonald's next door and then disappears before you can say two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. >> it's a commercial not a crime.
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in if they're not open. so good you break in if they're not open. >> reporter: if this guy plays his cards right, he could go from suspect to chipotle spokesman like that. leon, doreen? >> and we could tell you're very familiar with every kind of fast food out there. you use all the words at mcdonald's. hey, pat, go recover those flowers, would you? >> reporter: oh, i don't know, somebody i think picked them up. i got a little side of beef i'll bring back. >> how many orders of the beef did he go through? i'm talking about pat. >> reporter: this cost me -- oh, me? >> i'm talking about you. >> reporter: a couple. >> yours is hot. i suspect the burglar had to eat his cold, the place was cloedsed. >> reporter: yeah, i think they have a microwave here. i don't know. >> thank you, pat. >> reporter: let me go get those flowers. you guys take care. >> all right.
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>> okay, we'll go at it again. thanks, pat. now to president trump's plan to host a fake news awards show. he initially had scheduled them for monday, then he postponed them to wednesday. all the more time for his critics to roast him about them. d.c. chef jose andres who refused to open a restaurant in the trump hotel after mr. trump slammed mexican immigrants is offering a free lunch to the fake news award winners. late night host named the awards of the fakies. they're lobbying for consideration of this. there were the academy awards, trevor noah took out a full-page ad what the president calls the failing new york times. >> breakthrough talks today between north and south korea, the first formal talks in two years ended with an agreement to talk again, but not reducing military tensions along their shared border. the north also agreed to send a delegation to next month's winter olympics in south korea. and this now will be the first olympic appearanceei
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years for north korea. both sides also reestablished a military hotline. that's for the momentous us officials appear, they remain on the side lines while this all this plays out. but kim jong-un of the north has made clear that he does not intend to negotiate away his nuclear program. extreme weather from coast to coast coming up next at 6:00, doug goes in-depth to show us how the california mudslides will have a direct impact on our weather. plus, the man behind some of the most infamous crimes in our area, he says his claim to fame is having prosecuted thesniffer an d
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what an improvement. >> what a difference a day makes, huh? >> i got outside, finally got my dog out for a walk middle of the day. didn't take us 15 minutes to gear up. all those hats and the coat on the dog and everything else. >> yeah. >> it felt great. >> i came in without my coat today, you know? it's exciting. >> you do that when it's like 40 here. >> that's right. so, it got above 40. i put the coat back. i hate putting that thing on. you had the coat, the
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you had the ear muffs last couple of days. >> you were saying first time above 43 since christmas eve? >> yes, the 23rd, first time above 50. really amazing. if you go above 40 then it's right there around christmas day. really quite amazing. the cold stretch that we have had, you need something big to break it up and we've got that, unfortunately it's on the other side of the country creating big problems. we'll get to that in a second. look at this. high temperatures today, 51 degrees in d.c. that was nice. 47 gaithersburg, 50 in leesburg. 52 down towards fredericksburg. another great day in store for tomorrow. it will be cool tomorrow but it will be quite nice. look what we have now. clear skies for the most part. winds out of the west at 3 miles per hour. the temperatures are already coming down, down to freezing in manassas, freezing around culpepper. 36 in gaithersburg. we did see some melting to the. yes, that could refreeze again, so just be mindful of that whether you're driving or walking on some of the sidewalks. you could see another little
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of ice. nothing like what we saw last night and this morning. nothing on the radar to show. the wider picture is the pattern we've seen. wet to the northwest and very dry in the middle part of the country. that's what we have now. look at the difference. southern portions of california are seeing incredible amounts of rain. we've had the cold. this has been the pattern. it's taken all the storms up into the northwest down across parts of our region and way out to sea. we haven't seen a lot of moisture. we've been extremely dry and extremely cold. out west, california, they've been extremely warm and dry. now, the pattern is shifting here. notice the warm air where we are, the colder air moving up, the jet stream coming right on shore in california. first off our weather. you know it's been on the cold side for sure. ice has been forming for days and weeks across our area. take a look at some of the colder air we've seen here. this was great falls a couple of days ago. ice out there on the falls, and you know it takes a lot to get that much ice onto the falls and we
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saw temperatures unlbelow freez three weeks. this pattern warming us up but it's bringing on shore that rain towards california. they need the rain, too. and they're getting it. take a look at the mudslides that have been occurring there the last 24 hours or so. some locations picking up ten or rather 6 to 10 inches of rain. this is the same area unfortunately that was hit so hard by some of the california wildfires. so, all of that mud and debris just racing down the mountains. so far we've had quite a bit in the way of damage in around the montecito area and one, the big road out there in california, route 1 shut down today as a result of all of that mud. now, for us, what are we going to be seeing? we need rain here, too. again, central part of the country has been dry. here comes the storm, same storm in los angeles making its way through the cunanan intereountr. it comes our way. look how much rain across the east. we're going to need much needed
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rainfall for us and it will come with mild temperatures. 62 on friday, 67 on thursday. 62 degrees on friday. not an all day rain. then, yeah, the cold air does come back. we're only in the 30s again just about all next week. so, enjoy this warmer weather while it lasts. >> all right, doug. we will take advantage of it. me, too hits metro. how one woman is working to bring change and improve your commute by sharing actual accounts from riders who rely on the system to get around. >> i'm julie carey in manassas. paulie bert hit an impressive benchmark. 50 years, a half century as a prosecutor here. coming up, his reflections on cases ranging
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tone of the most pristine and beautiful parts -- of the world. but barbara comstock just voted to put it up for sale. why? to pay for tax cuts for billionaires and big corporations. comstock supported donald trump's tax scheme for the wealthy, adding $1.5 trillion to the debt and leaving us with the bill. tell barbara comstock we won't stand for selling our wild lands to give billionaires a tax cut.
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government. the movement isn't confined to the elite. women are speaking out on college campuses. they're calling out coworkers forbad behavior. they're taking a stand during their everyday lives. >> and now that movement has come to metro. women say it can be terrifying to be alone on a
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how a local student is using skills she learned in college to empower you to stand up. >> reporter: armed with nothing but her camera, margaret robleski is waging war on sexual harassment on metro. >> especially late at night, coming home at 10:30, 11:30 at night when you're by yourself on a train with men who stare at you and might harass you, it's terrifying. it's really scary. >> reporter: a few months ago, a student at gw university, started documenting women and their stories in an online project called "i was on metro when." >> he was harassing me for about five minutes until the metro got there. i mean, there were plenty of people around. it was rush hour going to work. but no one said anything. >> men, boys, whatever, leave me alone. i just want to get to where i'm going. and then get back. >> reporter: metro has partnered
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public awareness about harassment on metro and what to do as well as increased training for metro employees on how to prevent it. in a statement, metro tells news4, metro is regarding by the advocates as an industry leader in this area. tonight, the action committee for transit, a local advocacy group, will host a community discussion about harassment on metro. it will be held at the silver spring civic center at 7:30. robleski will continue to document the stories of victims of harassment in the hopes that others will take action as well. >> not only report it to the metro system, but just talk about it amongst your friends, talk about it with your family. make a facebook status about it and just really start the conversation that this happens. >> reporter: mark segraves, news4. >> the video was unforgettable. the strength to survive never wave erred. tomorrow congressman steve scalise will undergo new surgery. a gunman shot him last june du
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in alexandria. police killed the gunman. scalise will undergo surgery for what he says is part of his continuing recovery. he returned to work last september to thunderous applause in the u.s. house. he says he plans to stay involved in work but has not said when he may return to capitol hill. >> new action from d.c. lawmakers aimed at helping residents frustrated with their water bills following a news4 i-team investigation. for months the i-team has investigated skyrocketing bills for d.c. water customers. the growing fees are connected to a billion dollar tunnel project to clean up our rivers. today several d.c. councilmembers introduced the d.c. water consumer protection amendment. if it's passed, it will allow the office of the people's counsel, an independent agency of d.c. government, to investigate all water complaints and represent customers in proceedings. d.c. water would also be required to submit a yearly report to the council and mayor as well on customer complaints.
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prosecuted some of the most famous and infamous trials in virginia history. >> from the sniper case to the lorena bobbitt case, this month paul ebert marks his 50 th year as the commonwealth attorney. he shares his reflections with julie carey in a story you'll only see on news4. >> reporter: it was front page news in january of 1968 when paul ebert was first sworn in as commonwealth's attorney. but in the half century since, he has made headlines time and again with the high profile cases he's prosecuted. >> i always have said my claim to fame is i prosecute the snipper and the sniper. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the snipper, ee bert is referring to the infamous case of lorena bobbitt charged with cutting off her husband's penis. he was charged with a ultimate -- assaulting her. the case got worldwide
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attention. >> she cut his ear offer, cut off the penis. it took on a life of itself. i never could get excite ed about that case. these people always said they deserved each other. >> reporter: but the case and the conviction that brings ebert the most satisfaction, the capital murder prosecution of sniper john allen muhammad. >> he was probably one of the most cold blooded people i've ever met in my whole career. life meant nothing to him. kill anybody random like they were doing. >> reporter: muhammad's case one of 15 death penalty convictions won by ebert so far in his career. >> i don't take any pride in it and i don't particularly like to ask for it, but there are cases that cry out for it, the worst of the worst deserve the death penalty in these cases. >> reporter: and in some of the worst cases ebert has grown close to the families and their victims keeping in touch years later. >> i get satisfaction being
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the prosecutor speaks to the victims. >> reporter: from all the fishing photos, you can see where this boat captain may spend a lot of time if he ever does retire. two years ago when ebert last won reelection, he said this term would be his last. when we asked him today, he smiled and said, we'll see. in manassas, i'm julie carey, news4. >> obviously still sharp as a tack. >> so much admiration for him. think of the changes in 50 years, prince william county, how much smaller it was and how much it's grown. >> that's true. >> he's inspiring. >> been a part of it. it's awesome. >> still ahead, the benefits of botox and this has nothing to do with turning back the hands of time. why the treatment could offer relief to children suffering from migraines. >> plus, teetering on the edge of disaster, a live report from southern california as heavy rain there hits that region already devastated by wildfires. doug? >> and that raini
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i'll show you what that means to the end of your week and your weekend as well, into he week t
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sadly the death toll is rising tonight in southern california as rescue teams work tirelessly to reach survivors trapped after mudslides. >> tonight eight people are dead after a powerful storm hammered the region with heavy rains. communities there are still recovering from the largest wildfire in california history. nbc's miguel almaguer is live in montecito. miguel, this couldn't come at a worse time. >> reporter: yeah, doreen and leon. this community is still trying to get back on its feet from that nasty wildfire here. the largest in state history that we had a short time ago. as you can see here, it's a complete mess. this is actually highway 101 that i'm standsing on, one of the busiest thoroughfares. tonight it is shut down, big rigs are under 5 feet
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into homes, powerful enough to destroy this k rail. we'll show you dramatic images including the rescue of a 14-year-old girl. you guys probably saw these pictures earlier today. this was the scene over and over across this region as we had more than an inch of rain in five minutes in this region. it has been coming down all day long. fortunately it is expected to dry out over the next 24 hours. the bad news here, we still have so much mud all across this region and there are still some reports of people missing. that's why a search of teams are out tonight. we can hear helicopters in the air. this is a fluid situation across southern california, guys. >> all right. just awful. thank you, miguel almaguer. >> thanks, miguel. >> he has much more tonight on nbc nightly news with lester holt right after this broadcast. some progress to share in the battle against breast cancer. the two things credited with saving lives. >> plus tech toys are on
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some good news for your health today, results of a large study done over 12 years shows strides in the battle against breast cancer. both screening and treatment led to a drop in breast cancer deaths by 49% in 2012 compared to what was a 37% reduction in 2000. so, a total 12% drop in mortality rates in 12 years. 63%, the researchers think was due to treatment. 37% was due to better screening tools and identifying cancers earlier. botox is generally thought of as a way to reduce wrinkles. but it's effective for other ca
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now a new study finds botox may relieve migraines in children and teenagers. a condition that affects 3% of young people. researchers studied children ages 8 to 17 who suffered chronic migraines over the course of five years. those who had botox injections every 12 weeks found relief. for example, those who reported having migraines 8 to 30 days in a month reported them 2 to 10 days in a month. and those headaches were not as severe. so, we wondered, would you allow your child to get botox for medical reasons? that's the focus of our flash survey on our nbc washington facebook page. looks like more than half of you who responded said yes, you would. >> all right. how about some other things designed to cure headaches of different kinds, of course. what do vcr, dvd and hdtv have in common? they were introduced in las vegas at the annual consumer electronics show. that's where tech companies go to show off the
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tomorrow. nbc's chris palone shows us some of these gadgets which we could wind up using for decades to come. >> reporter: the tech industry is running into the future. trying to solve problems like finding a lost dog. >> come on, let's go for a walk. >> reporter: and making motorcycle helmets safer. >> it's the patented rearview camera right through. >> reporter: to improving transportation, batteries getting smaller and more powerful making electric scooters and single wheel devices good for use many miles. >> it's really about being a true vehicle, something that can solve a real need in your life. meeting, going to school, getting around town. >> reporter: so easy to use a total novice could start riding in a couple minutes. >> no athletic skill or dexterity and the ankles of a small deer. and the fact that i didn't shoot at 20 miles an hour off the sidewalk and into a bmw is really a win here today. and that is the ultimate advance of technology.
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into household products like appliances and tvs. >> show me stranger things on netflix. >> many of us are used to alexa and alexa is winning right now if you call it a winner. google is trying to catch up quickly. >> reporter: the tech with the most potential and anticipation won't even launch here for a year or more. 5 g wireless internet, so fast it will hasten fast driving cars and open the door for almost lim limitless entertainment and uses. >> oh, my goodness. >> 5 g, we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution. >> reporter: the future arriving today at the consumer electronics show. chris palone, nbc news, las vegas. >> doug has just shown us you might need a boat to get to the consumer electronics show. >> don't think you'll be using the one-wheel gadget. >> the same system hitting southern california hard is hitting ve
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we really do need to see the rain, guys. we are in drought conditions. >> wash the cars alone. they're filthy. >> i was amazed the car washes were open. 23 degrees. wisconsin avenue, my guys. what are we dealing with? not 20s, we're dealing with 50s. at least we were earlier today. now down to 45, temperatures dropping into the 30s, 37 by 9:00, dropping to about 34 degrees by 11:00. it's going to be a cold night tonight, but not nearly as cold as it's been. as a matter of fact, i'm going for a low of 30 in the city. that's way above where we've been most of the two weeks. so, not too bad. 35 at dulles right now, down to 31 in college park. freezing in manassas. i want to reiterate we saw the ice last night into tomorrow -- into yesterday -- earlier this morning, excuse me e. we could see it overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. there's not going to be nearly as much of it as there was. but any sidewalks that saw some of that water coming across the sidewalks during melting today could refreeze. so, just know that. nothing on the radar, radar is all clear.
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need to see the rain. we're in drought conditions here. normally dry in the yellow, frederick, hagerstown, winchester, luray. moderate drought conditions in and around the d.c. metro area. if we don't see any rain between now and midnight on thursday, it will go down as one of the driest winters so far through that date in 121 years. that's amazing, from december 1st through thursday would be one of the driest ever in our area thanks to capital climate for putting that out there for us. 44 degrees on wednesday, 57 degrees on thursday. i don't expect rain until right after midnight on thursday and then here it comes friday morning into friday night. not a wash out on friday, but 62 degrees for a high. that's going to be a pretty nice afternoon temperature wise. but more rain friday night into early saturday. that's about the bulk of the rain comes in. and behind that system, boy, it gets cold again. 34 on sunday, 30 degrees on monday, and, yes, maybe a chance of a little snow in the middle of next week. >> 30s, we can handle 30s. >> not scared of 30 any more, after t
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no, we can brave 30. >> thank you, doug. >> coming up in sports, we'll tell you why you really don't want to mess with one member of the caps. >> first here's lester holt with a look at what is ahead on nightly news. >> an exclusive video of a girl being pulled after being trapped for hours after soren california has mudslides. russian women are coming to give birt
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♪ ♪ of the season' on the only bed that adjusts on both sides to your ideal comfort, your sleep number setting. does your bed do that? right now our queen c4 mattress is only $1199, save $400. ends soon. visit for a store near you. this is the xfinity sports desk. >> welcome back to news4 at 6:00. i'm sheree burruss live at capital one arena where it is home sweet home for the caps. as they go for their tenth straight home win here tonight, the caps taking on vancouver at 7:00 p.m. and it is on sunday when the caps won their 9th straight win here at capital one arena. it is the longest home win streak in the entire nhl this season. so far perfect in january.
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the christmas trees have gone up, the christmas trees have come down, the caps have not lost here since november 30th. so, other than the crowd, what is the difference for these players here at home? >> sleeping in your own bed tonight, seeing the family. we said that a little bit ago. it's always nice to bring your spirits up for a lot of the dad's on the team, they go home and see their kids. >> if the kids aren't waking up at 6:00 in the morning, right? >> yeah, at the moment, those moments are probably a little tough, but those are the things that they look back on i think you miss once they start sleeping better. so, i don't mind it at all. >> i think it's important for the team, it's also important for your fans. we're in the entertainment business. we want to win, we want to be entertaining, we want to send you home happy. >> so, that win streak certainly a nice surprise for fans. and this is another surprise. today's morning skate, a big old shiner on the face of andre
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sunday and this is the result. not known as a tough guy, but he said watch out, nhl. >> i think it's a bad boy that's not really you don't want to mess with. i mean, no, just kidding. it's funny. i mean, my people joking about all my friends joking about it at home, asking what it looks like. just a part of the game, right? >> switching gears to football now, it was four years ago today that jay gruden was introduced as the redskins head coach. it was just today that his brother john was introduced as the oakland raiders head coach. this time a second time. >> there is unfinished business, and as a coach, you know, i was traded. i've been fired. i've missed the game terribly. but i've really missed the raiseers. big reason i'm here is my passion for the city of oakland and this franc a
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the black hole, if you're out there listening, i can't wait to see you guys again. i really can't. >> so, we're going to have to get used to having two grudens as head coaches in the nfl again. back here at capital one arena, the capitals going for their tenth straight win. things a little cool now. guys, let me tell you, probably going to heat up, especially when all these fans get these awesome bomber hats. going to send it back to you. first, doreen, also want to send my condolences to the georgia bulldogs. >> oh, yes. they gave it a good shot, though. it was just disappointing in overtime when it ends so suddenly after such a good game. >> it was a thriller, it was a great game, great run. >> it was. >> you just learned, folks, this young lady here has a special affinity for the bulldogs. what were you thinking when the score was 20-7? >> i was thinking, woo-hoo. >> they'd win it. >> they had had a great -- that great long bomb touchdown. how exciting was that? we were scream
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i lived in atlanta for 20 years and i knew they were always trying to let you down. >> oh, listen to you. >> later in the fourth quarter, all right, alabama ties the whole thing up, quarterback comes in to make things happen. the reaction at your house? >> we were surprised. and i think so were the bulldogs. they didn't seem prepared for the quarterback blitz, did they? >> they didn't. this guy comes in there and starts throwing, throwing the ball and starts running around after the first quarter where you guys just spanked them. and then you get alabama coming back. it was almost, you know, you knew it was going to happen. >> next year, next year. >> there's always next year. >> we have a freshman quarterback in georgia, too. >> you have to learn how to play against a left-handed one. >> what was your reaction to that play, last play of the game? it already tells us, shock and disappointing. we got you. >> thanks a lot. don't rub it in. no, overtime, it's like things
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they just get a field goal, boom, that's it. >> so suddenly. >> that's right. next year. i> that's
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