5 things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, May 2:

Oil-train wreck in Virginia heightens fire chiefs' concerns

The fiery derailment of an oil train in Lynchburg, Virginia, has local emergency officials elsewhere concerned about their ability to respond to such accidents. PHOTOS

Laurel evacuations lifted after flooding

The city of Laurel has lifted evacuation orders near the Duckett Dam. Hundreds of people were forced to leave their homes after water started rising along the Patuxent River. No one was hurt, but part of Route One was closed for quite some time. It's unclear exactly how long it will take for all that water to recede. READ MORE.

Weekend weather; possible isolated PM showers

We will have a nice stretch of weather through the weekend. We do have the chance for an isolated PM shower each day but keep your outdoor plans. FORECAST.

Police: Teen plotted to kill family, bomb schools

Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect, charging him in juvenile court Thursday with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of possessing explosive or incendiary devices and two counts of criminal damage to property. The charges say he told police he intended to kill "as many students as he could." READ MORE.

LA NAACP head resigns over move to honor Sterling

The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned, following scrutiny of his decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. READ MORE


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