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and set weather as your home page. >>anwhile, police are trying to find a person who gunned down an 11-year-old boy. >> he was shot and killed at a gas station in southeast washington last night. karon brown was with his older broth when the shots were fired. they both ran in opposite directions. >> we've got live team coverage on this story. we begin with news 4's derrick ward who spoke with the boy's father. derrick? >> reporter: actually, we spoke with his mother, and as you can imagine this is a tough time for that family and for the people who new karon, his young classmates behind us at the stanton school, one of the places that he loved and now she's trying to come to terms o with the l of her youngest child. you know, it's never easy to talk to a mother inmourning. you took a lot away from us. >> reporter: a mother's message to the person who killed her youngest son, 11-year-old karon brown. police believe this is the gunman, that's a still frame frozen from sustains video at t scene.
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thursday evening around 7:00, that time is frozen in the hearts and minds of those who new caron, but it shares a space with the memory of who he was. >> funny, loving, veryoutgoing. >> the war is on now. it's war time now because we lost another young person that should not have happened. >> r morter:dred king is a pastor and they t take t streets daily. you may have seen their vehicles around town. the sign says it all. e> weo have t come out of these houses and com out on street. we can't make nobody do nothing, buwe can tell themnough is >> reporter: she says her group's usual rounds brought is. area hours after the shooting, butthey came back once the crime scene was clear. ron brown's mother has a message to the person who killed her child. >> we need to aim right. aim at the person you're aiming for. why wouldou hit a child.
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>> reporter: that's a message that's echoed through this street way too often as we're dealing with the death of another child. meanwhile, police are using one important clue. they do have a very important lead in this course, that's rysome ssurveitoe from the crime scene and news 4's mark segraves isth there more on the investigation. >> yeah, that's right. i spoke with the d.c. mayor hewser this morning, and s asking the public for her help. just yesterday i was at the exact same spot. skyland with mayor buyers and celebrating the development in this area, but here today we're here with yet another murder in this block inng what's becomi very dangerous neighborhood. police still are looking for the answers as to why this 11-year-old boyas killed here. another night of gun fire in the district, another innocent child killed. this time theol
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karon brown. according to police, the young bo was at this gas station on a naylor round 7:00 last night when several people got into an argument and gunfire upted. at some point the 11-year-old made it into a car at the gas station. last night police say that's when he was shot. >> from what we've seen so far, we believe that the individuals specifically shot in this vehicle. >> repoer: police have not provided any information on a possible motive, but they are looking forusscts, including this man pictured here without a shirt whois they believe the shooter. >> approximately fi young men, black males, between the ages of maybe la or early 30s to as young as maybe 10 or 11 years of age, there was some type of dispute. >> reporter: today mayor muirual bowser repeateher plea for the public to help and she extended her sympathy to the community. >> i will talk to theamily today. what could possibly make any ense when you have an adult brazenly with no regard for
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human life or childhood. >> reporter: this most recent killing brings the number ofer murdin d.c. to 88 so far this year, an increase from the same time last year, and there have been 365 assaults with a gun in the district this year, also an increase. many of those shot innocent victims under the age of 18. a 3-year-old was shot at a stop and a 15-year-old maurice s scott wa killed just steps from his school. all of the violence comes about a year after makiyah wilson, 1 another year-old girl, was shot a killed in front of her home. >> we have too many guns and too many people willing to use them. >> reporter: so we asked the mayor and police today if they had any possibleive for the shooting or if this is possible that karon brown may hav the intended target. they didn't have any answers to those questions. that's the very latest here in the southeast. erika, back to you. >> mark, thank you. karon brown is at least the sixth child 13 years of age or
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younger to be wounded as a result of gun violence here in our city inhe past six months, and so we put this map up for you. we took a look at all the cases tore 2019, and found that all of r.e cases were east of the anacostia rive the youngest victim, as mark just mentioned in his piece, was 3 years old, and among the others, a pair of brothers 12 and 13 years, sot ju few months apart. one of the boys now paralyzed. half of these cases came after he mayor launched a summer crime initiative. d.c. students have said they think more counselors in school luld help withittle disputes that perhaps escalate into greater issues of violence. pat? >> an update now on the murder of a transgender woman in prince george's county. remain thomas will behind bars. a judge ordered him held without bond today. he's charged with the murder of zoe spears.e s discovered dead just over a month ago a couple of blocks from eastern avenue on the maryland side.
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investigators say a grainy image of a minivan with a distinctiveh paint jobped them trace it back to a rental company and ultimately to thomas. police say tre's still no motive. a former nsa contractor is set to spendt the nex nine years in prison. back in 2016, the fbi raided the home of harold mart uncovering a trove of classified documents inside his house, in his car and even his storage shed.e thase got a lot of attention because hacking tools used by the nsa had been published online. prosecutors never linked him to that leak but say his habit of keeping documents at his home didze jeopardi national security. assault charges have been dropped against a well-known maryland high school football coach. bullis coach patrick salento's wife accusedf him o domestic violence but prosecutors discased the case saying tare was a l of evidence. he's won four conference
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championships at bullis. up of his former players is washington draft pick dwayne haskins. news 4 has reache out to see if he'll return to his job, and we're waiting to hear back. neighbors in one prince george's county community say they will continue to fight after a 4.1 million square foot stics center was given a green light to go into their community. the proposal is for an amazon fulfillment center, prince george's county bureau chief tracey wilkins has been following the developments and explains why after an outpouring of opposition to the project it still passed a major hurdle last night. >> we feel undervalued. >> reporter: destiny harris says when she and her husband pchased their new single family home in westphalia in upper marlboro. >> we had no clue there would potentially be a 4.1 million square foot bilding yards away from our house. >> reporter: she was one of many
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residents to pack a prince george's county planning board terday. room y for nine hours person after person spoke against a proposed 4.1 million square foot logistics center. plans for the center of the development. sources close say it's going to be an amazon fulfillment center with an estimated 750 truck deliveries a day. >> our biggest fright is that you are putting building tat is the size of 16 football fields in our front yard. >> reporter: neighborssay a zoning change allowi for the complex was not transparent and inclusive and at a community meeting held after the fact developer and realtor were condescending and patronizing to a community full of professionals where the median income is $120,000 a ar. >> because none of the residents here will be working at the amazon facility. >> the plning board unanimously approved the project
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saying it metll legal parameters but they did demand changes to the windowless warehouse. >>de they have to regn that building, and they will have to propose some additional enhancements of the site so that it looks like it benged there and so we did our best. >> rotorter: this is still n a done deal. the proposal now heads to the county council, and there are opportunities for residents tot and appeal. in upper marlboro, tracey williams, news 4. >> neighbors were promised that ir community would include a town center with shops, restaurants, groceve store e but that has not happened, and now the developer says the amazon warehouse will be the catalyst to get tenants in for the town center. as d.c. prepares to launch sports betting, a documents sparked something of a controversy surrounding the lonc pany that will be creating the city's official app. "the washington post" reports a cousin of ward 5 council member kenyon duffy is liste as ceo
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for subcontractor set to receive millionsn thiseal mcduffie who voted inhe favor says tre apcaars to be a cll error. he says hoe has no knowledge his cousin would benefit in any way. a sixth day of protests in puerto rico and now there are new allegations ofublic corruption involving the government. the protest startedver leaked private messages between the governor and some of his closest officials. the messages allegedly contained homophobic and derogatory comments. butgovernor has apologize he's refusing to resign. he's not commenting on reports of public corruption in his t governmen allegedly involving billions of dollars.
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still ahead, aht crime caug on camera. a mother learns her fate after pleading guilty for injecting her own blood into her sick child's iv. only on 4, what her attorney says drove her to do it. >> this is chris gordon live in montgomery county. we're having a heat wave. ahead tips on how to be comfortable in your home and still save some money on youric elec bill. ma plus, marking 50 years since nasa put a on the moon. coming up, the maryland man who helped bring the lunar landing to an audience here on eah,h. >> o snow stick, it's the worst time of year. no winter, no snow, nothing to measure, just the dog days of summer. what are we going to do now? seriously. i'm looking for some ideas here. idea.e's send us a picture or video of
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your pet doing its best trick. you could be featured on news 4 and maybe even get a visit from pat himself. >> hey, wanna play fetch. dogs love
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all right. we just learned the roller coaster that became stuck yesterday at six flags america is back up and running. six flagsells us it was thoroughly inspected before the park opened today. yesterday crews had to work etty quickly to get those people off the ride after it malfunctioned coming to a controlled stop. firebird coaster riders were up there for about two hours in the heat. this isn't the first time paksengers have been stuc on a ride at the six flag america. it's happened several times in fact in the past few careers. >> nowack to the sweltering heat. power companies y as all those air conditioners place, well, running increase
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the strain on the electric grid. news 4's chrisgordon is here with how they are preparing and some tips to help you ke cool. hi, chris. >> reporter: hi, past i got these ps not only from pco and dominion aenergy,nd they are good for everybody in the dmv. come on in and take a look. what you do is you have to close your blinds and your drapes.ha w that does is it keeps the sun from streaming in. i'm a littlok heat str right now. if you take a look. we have unplugged our lamps and also our chargingowevices. nif you have a ceiling fan, you should keep it whirring keep the air cgculating. ng over to my thermostat now, what do you set your thermostat at, according to pepco, 78 degrees. now that sounds warm. you may even glisten a little, but it's better than being outside. if you think it's just too darn
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hot, look at this, a road crew laying blacktop in northeast washington. >> with that asphalt down on ground at 200 degrees hotter, depends on h hot the heat is the underneath the pavement, have you to stay>> hydrated. reporter: here in bethesda people are trying to beat the heat any way you can. >> it's really hot and i'm dressing cool. >> reporter: how are you dealing with the heat? >> we're going to the movies to keeol. >> reporter: and you probably already know where this is going. you had --? >> an ice cream cone, sugar cone. >> reporter: does this help with the heat in the. >> not necessarily but it was delicious. >> reporter: pepco hasextra staff on call at its benningce servi center. pepco is prepared for the heat wave and hopes to avoid a blackout like the onein new york city on saturday. >> friday, july 19s will be a peak savings day faryland customers. earn a bill credit by reducing your energy use between 1:00 p.m.: and 5 p.m. when demand
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for energy is highest. >> reporter: if you sign up for our peak savings program, we'll actually take control of your thermostat for stern hours throughout t day, and you set that level of whatever you're comfortable, and then from a certain period of time instead of your air conditioning blowing full time it's your fan is blowing or your air conditioning is running different levels. now don't forget to keep your doors shut, and if you can't be inside, you have to be outside. pick a shady spot and -- and relax. that's the late live in montgomery count de, erika and pat, back to you t >> you forgot cold beer, my friend. that's all that's missing from the picture, but i'm sure you've got one close at hand. >> or ice tea with an umbrella. >> you're right. it's 5:00. >> all right. >>o alcohol when it's this hot out. >> tisk, tifrk. sorry. >> of course not. >> amelia, we're not just
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talking about heat tomorrow but now the air quality. >> yes. >> you understand is not going to be so good. >> the clean air partners are coming out sayingn based how hot it is and the lck of wind we're under a code oange air quality alert tomorrow so this as particularly bad if you have respiratory or hert issues, the rederly and young childn will really notice, it so if you need another reason to stay indoors tomorrow i mean, check out the air quality, now it's in the middle. it could go up to unhealthy or e as to where we rate, it tomorrow both theiva and baltimore and metro areas air quality are coming in poor, and with the poor air quality, we also have an excessive heat warning from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. all of the counties here in pink are under this heat warning this is your sunday where we have an excessive heat watch from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 a watch on sunday,rn iso what's t difference, so many different weather alerts going on
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there. check this out. i put this together for you. a watch means we're monitoring ee situation, so sunday we're keeping a close on temperatures and how hot and humid do we think it's going to get? we already have that warning inm effect for trow so this is the category down here. a warning means the event is happening and it's a high threat, dangerous threat. you've been out there on sunday. we could see an advisory, heat advisory issue or much more serious excessive heat warning, but no matter what, you need to take time indoors this weekend andra litey just chill out. saturday at 8:00 a.m., look at the temperature. it's feeling like already stemming out the door.9 in washington and 95 in frederick and by lunchtime not only are we dealing with triple-digit feels-like temperatures but near and around 110 degrees everywhere. out doesn't get any better there. even tomorrow night you have dinner plans, a concert, something like that outside. 's still feeling like 105, 110 degrees. even at 10:00 p.m., the sun is
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down. it feels about 100 degrees in washington and 94 in gaithersburg d 39 in culpepper, so just no relief ini ght. the nights are not cooling off and the days arely extreme hot with a high temperature tomorrow of 100 degrees. you want to keep the dog in mind as well. e asphalt when it's this warm gets extremely hot. 1943 degoes orer. put the top of your hand down on the asphalt to check it. if you can't keep your and there for seven seconds, too hot to walk your dog on. warm weather alert mode saturday and sunday and maybe a few late day thunderstorms on sunday, and monday we start to transition to more comfortable weaer with some showers and thunderstorms likely. the humidity, more on the humidity monday and tuesday, and talking out relief when it arrives and all that have coming up at 5:50. erika.d thanks, amelia. >> a d.c. woman chose it's never too late to chase a dream. ahead at 5:00, the 71-year young grandmother and the special
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moment today well worth the wait. >> plus, celebrating the lun landing while looking ahead to a mission to mars. coming up, the mans for food on
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going to be another hot one tomorrow, but if you can stand the heat for a little bit, e th's a pretty cool festival that will be wrapping up tomorrow oational mall.
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nasa and the air and space museum are celebrating 50 years since the apollo 11 landing and the first steps on the moon. there are a number of intehctive and ds-on exhibits. the festival runs from 8:00 tomorrow, and, of course, at night there will be projections of the saturdayocun rt on the monument. details for all of this in our nbc washington app. we know in recenst fa syep shifted a bit further into the solar system. as nasa gears up to head to mars, some students and scientists at villanova are trading in moon rocks for martianoil. a look now at their efforts for the efforts to have a green thumb on the red plan from millions of miles away alicia egglandcan't wait to dig in. >> we're going to mars. ot >> reporter: nyet, but she wants to be ready if and when humans take that voyage to the red planet. >> the when we get there, we'll have to eat and is not just
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realistic to bring all the food that we're going to have to eat on mars with us. it's just too heavy,till too expensive. >> reporter: from thattoid villanova students started tinkering with the iron-rich soil to find out what can we grow on mars? >> things grow. they don't thrive. >> reporter: this professor is thwarting martian soil. >> we have pounds that we use. >> reporter: and if you are ondering how in the world he got that much soil from mars, he didn't. it's a mock-up from the mojave desert andse fines by nasa to closely match the color and chemical makeup of martian dirt. >> pretty much like sand, very, very powdery. >> reporter: they have grown dand lions. >> dandelions are terr cic. youan eat the roots and flowers and leaves. >> kale. >> tastes like kale. >> and what else in a college campus greenhouse hops to make
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beer. >> beyond what i eer dreamt about as a kid. >> reporter: and still just a dream for now. mong issuesf cost, distance and the many dangers of outer space, food is just one problem to sol >> if you can grow your food there, that's the only way to stay there apermntly. >> reporter: and for dr. scott engel this is about as close as he'll get. >> if you had the opportun wy, will go? >> i personally had the opportunity i would. my wife told me that i want. that was the end of that discussion. >> so if you've seen the mate damon move the t martianen you may remember that he grew potatoes during his time on the red planet. >> folks at villanova say they haven't had success yet with spuds d because of the mars atmosphere everything that they grow needs to be done in a greenhouse so we know that. >> okay. >> from the food up there to something a little closer to ome, the announcement from t
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welcome back. we continue so be intorm team 4 weather alert mode with dangerous hest in the foreca throughout the weekend. it's not just us. look at the current heat index s for thern part of the country right now. 111 is how hot it feels in kan ns city. forew york 100 degrees right now so everybody is suffering from this dangerous heat. here's a look at the humidity levels. the weekend, it'ses opprsive out there. monday, it's stil very humid. at least there's not a lot of humidity next week after we transition from the storms and he heat coming up at 5:50. >> now at 5:30, we've got a look at our top story today. a grieving hother sharing pain after the lost of her 11-year-old son. karon brown gunned down at a gas station in southeast d.c. last
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night. >> he wal with hisr brother when they heard the gunshots. they ran in opposite directions. karon's mother asked us not to reveal her identity. a>> he was just baby. he wasmy youngest, and if you're going to aim, aim at the person that you're r.iming f why would you hit a child? >> investigators say several adults got into an argument and then shots were fired. police released a still frame from the surveillance video there from the scene. officers believe this person is the gunman. >> fairfax county mom who ingested h disabled son with her own blood is going to stay behind bars. >> the actions were a betrayal of her maternal role. julie carey showed us the crucial evidence that cost this mother in the act.
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>> reporter: this is a hidden camera video that finally revealed why a severely disabled 5-year-old boy was getting even sicker. his mother, elizabethon male, was putting her own bood into hospital syringes and injecting it into her son's tube leading to dangerous infections a when malone was charged with child abuse she insisted that she meant no harm. she was just ting to get doctors to be more responsive. >> i didn't want to cause him harm. i know i did. i know i did, but i want to see my children again. >> reporter: today at malone's sentencing, sheleaded with the judge to set her free saying i made a horrible decision. i love that little boy more than anyone k fws. and the first time in this case we heard from malone's attorney that she may be suffering from munchausen's by proxy, a mental health disorder in which a care giver ear injures or harms someone to get attention. the defense attorney general telling the judge malone needs
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mental heat treatment and not incarceration and prosecutors take a different view calling her actions horrific and arguing for even more time than the 15 months she's already spent behind bars. >> those children look at her mother for a hug and this motheh brounothing but pain on this poor child. >> the judge's decision, malone will serve t aotal of three years with twof years o probation after that. her husband who is now seeking a div wce tells me sheld have liked to see an even stiffer sentence but she says the little boy has improved so muchsince is mom was jailed he's now even tending school. in fairfax county. i'm julie carey, news 4. >> health officials in fairfax county appear to be turning the corner in a deadly outbreak over the past few days. three people at the green spring retirement community have died since the outbreaks began last month.
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two dozen others fell ill. health officials still don't know what caused it. a wning for you a the family if you're headed to the water this weekend. >> the virginia department of health has reported aharmful anna. bloom advisory for lake the areas of concern are in the north anna and north branches of the lake. contact can cause skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhea. the hot weather is likely t blame. warm water mixes with nutrients that allow theo algae t grow. >> the washington nationals are giving the family new reason to head out to the ballpark this summer. kids get to eat free at every home game. they launched this new initiative to encourage more families to come out and enjoy america's pastime.ds kinder 12 will get a free hot dog and chips and applesauce and bottled water or soda. the program starts monday and h runs througabor day. >> a grandmother from northeast d.c. proving it's never too late to go back to school.
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across 70 others walked the stage as they got their diplomas from the goodwill excel summer. aimee cho has the inspiring story of a grandmother overcome obstacles. >> reporter: sometimes the best moments in life are the one we work for, the ones we wait for. graduate lula thomas knows all about that. 71 's waited for this moment years. >> today we are here to celebrate you. >> reporter: today the llgoodwi excel center honoring its graduates. this sool offers a high school graduation to students who ver goone, students like thomas. when she was in seventh grade rode p hpeerd out to wor family >> and i wanted to learn more because it was something inside of me making me go back to school, back to the school. >> reporter: at 71, she's now a grandma and old enough to be her classmate's grandma.
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>> many of the classroom are yog people, and because i'm not up that level with them. >> reporter: through a the hours of hard work, she never gave up. going to class everyas day and king for teachers for help iner h free time. >> want to make sure that i get there, because i was determined that i was going toet this. >> reporter: and she d.today all these years later thomas finally gettinger h moment. >> miss lula mae thomas. >> yay! >> reporter: through it all, her kidsnd grandkids by her side. >> congratulations. >> reporter: an achievement and a moment well worth the wait. >> you did it! >> i did it. >> wow! >> reporter:n the district. >> i got it! >> reporter: aimee cho, news 4. >> you got it. u earned it. that's a wonderful story. >> it is. >> and now that lula mae thomas has her diploma, she's hoping tl
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visit assrooms around the city and share her story to inspire others. that's the story of day. congratulations. now there's a b change in one city in an effort to be inclusive. coming up, why words like manhole and manufactured are being pulled off the city code. >> plus, the popular pickup >> plus, the popular pickup trucks recalled over an
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. we had an official temperature of 96 at reagan national. here's ur evening manner. we're dry with clear skies out there. look at the feels-like temperature by 11:00 still 95 degrees. more on your weekend and when you see the dangerous heat break down, my forecast at 5:50. >> tanks, amelia. >> chances are you probably picked up box for special a mao spend is a bucks on godiva should pay him $74,000.e sa kevin fahey is suing the chocolatier over what he calls a massive fraud involving the label. godiva was founded in brussels and has been around for nearly a century. its labels include belgian 1926. fahey thinks it's misleading because the company produces chocolate bull jim and pennsylvania. godiva faced a similar suit
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earlier this year that got dismissed. the city of berkeley, california is making national headlines for literally changing the language we use every day. they are altering the city code to get rid of gender-specific words. for example, inside of saying lnmade people will say human made or atst the code will. melissa colorado is in berkeley with reaction to the language. >> it is bkeley being berkeley. >> reporter: while most -o 23-yeards are still figuring out how to navigate the real woerld bkeley's youngest city council member is putting a stamp on the city's municipal code. >> antale ceric municipal code reality of ect the the city of berkeley. >> reporter: that'shy robinson asked the city manager for a plan to remove all the ndered pronounce and words from the de and replay them with gender neutral words. for example, fireman will become fifighter, outwith brother, in with siblrgg. foot manpower.
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it's human effort now. >> language has power. >> that was melissa colorado reporting. here are a coupleer of othword changes. a repairman becomes a repar, an instead of saying sorority or fraternity or like frat house, it's not collegiate geek system residence. >> we have a full list of the new acceptable words in the nbc washington rpp. soidents in berkeley say the change sends a message oflu incvity. others think it's a waste of time. the right educator can make a world of difference in the life of a student. ahead, leon harris to one who is changing lives in this week's harris' hero. >> a mad dash as a car gets hit by a train, but inside that car were three small kids and an ult. i'm adad
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a grandmother is figing for her life after a frightening incident on a set of freight train tracks. this the happened last night as the grandmother was driving three of her grandkids, and her car became stuck on the trac after an accident. transpdatation reporter a tuss is there with the harrowing story. >> reporter: it's almost impossible to imagine a freight train barreling down on your car, and youve can't mo on the tracks. even harder to imagine you have thresmall kids in the car, but that's exactly what happened here oute 17 when a grandmother accidentally rear ended another car in her truck and the grandmothers truck then became stuck on the track. >> i can't imagine. the truck was disabled. she got all of them out of the hit the then i believe what
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truck. >> reporter: jeannette marshall y.ves a block a she came out of house to see what happened. >> there was a truck overturned right by the track, and my family and i came down last night and we said a prayer for whomever was in the truck. we just hope, you know, that they are okay. >> reporter: now in some instances yo don't get much warning here on the road when the trains come around the curve. maybe 30 seconds before the train sounded the horn to thet e it goes right by it. >> you do have to pay attention. this whole area here near the post office, it's dangerous coming down great rort. >> re: gary travis heard the commotion as well. he also thinks that this area needs a safety upgrade. >> i heard the sirens a little after 6:00. another wreck on 17, but it turned out it was a train. > reporter: these kind of
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railroad accidents are unfortunately common all across the cartment of transportation has started a campaign even saying it happens more than you think, about every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train. here a reminder that it can happe in an instant. adam tuss, news 4. >> wow. nissan is pulling more than 90,000 of its most popular trucks off the road. there's a chance electrical issues in the titan pickup coule ca the engine to stall. the issue could also result in the lights flickering and could prevent the truck's btery from charging. the recall involves gasoline-powered trucks from model years 2017 through 2019. >> all right. it's another hot e. tomorrow is going to be off the charts, so we want you to be careful while you're out there and limit your timereally if you're going to spend the time outside. >> right, absolutely, and you
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want to wear light-colored loose-flitting cloing. the purpose of that is when you weardark-colored clothing t sun just absorbs that heat anda it mes you feelhotter out there wear loose-flittingng clothiit gives your skin a chance to breathe. the clothing is tight, you can't have the evaporative enocess take place. think about whou're getting out of shower and you might feel a little bit chilly because when water evaporatest's a cooling process and that's why we say all these tips during the dangerously hot spells. check out thehe weather dlines. not just hot out there.nt it coinues to be dangerously the weekend. the worst time to be outside isa during theernoon and early eveng hours in this heat. this is when it feels the hottest. this is when it is the hottast. i w looking back at the numbers, nd ifwe hit 100 tomorrow, we haven't hit that but even st of 2016, if we're only in the upper 90s wee to be this hot in twoy rs since 2017, so something to keep in mind. some stormsr are possible
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the weekend, especially later sunday, but it's all about the atheat. i'm wching monday, not only ilr heat. i don't think l be dangerous. it's still going to be thoughex remely hot and uncomfortable out the, and some thunderstorms in the forecast on monday. e of those storms could be on the strong to severe side. right now we're at 95 degrees, but that feels like 103 with tropical moisture in place. winds out of the southwest at 14 miles an hour. this is tonight. everybody is under an excessive heat warning until 9:00 p.m., ,t this is tomorrow too. another excessive heat warning from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on your saturda plus an excessive heat watch on sunday. that watch means we'll either see a heat advisory issue or other serious excessive heat warning. bottom line, it's feeling over 100 degrees around the midday, afternoon and evening hours tomorrow and sunday as well. so if you're getting out in the garden the earlier the like 7:00 a.m. earlier or even .rr thoughtoow tmohe
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afternoon of 100. a high on sunday of 99 degrees, but look at where we're starting off. at 83 degrees. we'll have a few record warm nights around here hand here's the thing. whe we talk about the -- how long it's been since we've been this hot, this heat isn't setting records for daytime highs, but our nights aren't ab toleo leto,ol cff and tat's we're seeing a ecoflo rwarmd nights. the experts tell us on hot flower pots and hanging baskets can dry out within hours. you need to check tm dale toe determinefre'a lok aty t yourhem 4 ten-day forecast. let's talk about the transition to more comfortable weather. monday is a transition day but we could have severe storms. still oppressive muggy out there, 39, 84 on tuesday and maybe lingering showers and storms especially early, but loy humidity wednesday. it's really nice.
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mid-80s and low humidity. sunny skies, and i like what erika said b neverfore have we looked forward to the beginning of the workweek more than tis ek. >> there you go. >> sure. >> thanks, amelia. >> well, no matter how long you've been out of school, can you probably quickly recall the name of your favorite teacher. >> well, there's an assistant principal at onepr ce william county school that will be part of many student memories. leon harris appears with more on th. >> read a letter that we knew he need to be on the list and he knew creating a special environment for students makes all the difference in their world and that's why he's this week's harris' hero. >> surprise! >> reporter: surprises aren't the kind of thing that assistant principal david harris is used to.
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he's usually the one out to make horse smile. >> really just puts a smile on everyone's face. he makes like everyone's day. >> we want to not let a day go by when you don't smile at other people. if someone isitting alone, invite them to sit with you. that's the most important part of the culture here. >> reporter: that's why his co-worker nominated him to be a hero. >> he's just amazing, just, you know, he's got time for bo everydy. >> reporter: mr. parrish, as the students call him, is one of a utnd. he goesof his way to spend time with all students, including those withspecial needs. >> it was the greatest hunter alive. >> i think there's just so much potential there. there's seems opportunities for those students to be invoteed in the gr school community. >> he and a group of students created the fin friends where everybody can feel welcome and be a part of of this incredible communityub >> the clrings together special needs andeneral education students.
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>> we have movie and pajama night, karaoke night, laser tag. >> when he's not making his rounds around the school building yin can probably f him meeting with students in his office. >> his second marjorie parkerha says some days there were so many people in mr. parish's office there isn't room for all of it. >> it brings it down to their level. they are able to communicatehi with they are able to associate with him. >> he's known for his colorful collection it kind ofsw grows a becomes something goofy. >> and joking with other teachers like all dressed up the same. >> it's the most important thing here. other reason why coming to work is such ade light for mr. parish. > it's right up there after my family. it's a really special place and i'm very privileged to work here. >> had sh a wonderful time in livep such an oportunity creates some beautiful memories. >> clanking lives every day. >> you've got a hero that you would like to nominate head t
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our nbc washington app and search harris' heroes. he's burning the sweater vest today. >> you know what's so sweet is that woman said he has time for everybody in a day and age when we're all saying i have notime. i have no time. he has time for all of the students, and that's just beautiful. >> and that small gesture has the biggest impact. >> he's the kind of teacher that makes kids remember. >> thanks, leon. great story. a moment of national unity because it was broadcast from cst to coast. >> estimates say nearly 95% of all tv owners watched the apollo 11 mission live. ahead, the local man responsible for getting thoses image
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all week we've been looking back at the u.s. space program that marks ma or milestone putting man on the moon. >> and we wouldn't have seen it happen without the work of a maryland man, jasonh newton wit our affiliate in baltimore. he shows how he helped bring the lunar landing back to earth. >> reporter: if fred nagle stuck with his first career. > worked in the women's
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sportswear department. >> reporter: i'd be passing a story with very little to do with this. >> that's nothing. >> reporter: and that love brought images of the first man earth.oon down to >> really a lot of it depended on me. >> reporter: hisas job small ofale with an enormous task. he wired microst commuter chips for westinghouse as they built the camera that would capture the images from the lunar surface. > and i knew. >> reporter: did ke you nervous? >> not really. i was really proud of it. >> reporter: an he remembers seeing the images for the first time. >> i can pick it uposely.
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>> they did get it working, and i said, that -- that s.o.b. really works. it really works. er >> report: and even this camera can't capture the mark that he left on this project. >> ialould scratch my ini inside the package so i would like to think that thoseag packes have -- have my initials inside. >> now tse of us on the earth waited. >> and the rest, as they say, is history. in baltimore, jason newton, wbal, tv 11 news. >> news 4 begins with the storm team 4 weather alert. >> today is not a day you want to look closely at the temperature on your car dashboard. that's for sure. the back door if you have a thermometer, even the bank around the corner. >> don't ask siri or alexa, it's definitely hot and it feels even worse. >> yeah. you better look for a shady spot. >> that's righet >> let's g to amelia draper
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standing by in the weather center because the looks-like temperates and feels-like temperatures out there are just nasty. >> absolutely, leon. s itll dangerously hot out there, and this is going to be the case until 9:00 p.m. tonight. check it out. the national weather servicei uing that excessive heat warning. early this mornings you go it from a heat advisory and it's f everybody. everybody here in pink is under this excessive heat warning tonight. this is tourrow. yoan see the maps barely change. we have another excessive heat warning in effect tomorrow. this will run from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during this time period you want to stay indoors if possible. if outside, again, try to be in the shade and taking frequent breaks and drinking lots of water. in addition to that, if you need another excuse to stay indoors, our air quality has been determined to be poor over the weekend. so this is especially sensitive if you have heart or respirato

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