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>> up next on abc 7 news at 6:30 a local hiker was found dead in peru. why it took so long to find his body. >> and a man and his family. >> less than one week after he was gunned down in the massacre in colorado, how one victim says he has already forgiven the suspect. >> live and in hd this is abc 7 news at 6:30, on your side. >> a local hiker found dead in peru his body not found for several weeks. >> we are learning more about who he was and a fellow hiker
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who was also found dead. richard joins us from the satellite center. he died. >> that is right. he was passionate about mountain climbing in the outdoors and started climbing in the boy scouts and since then has climbed many things, through the himalayas with the peace corps death valley but his latest adventure in the indies was cut short. the 32-year-old was mountain climbing. "mountains," he said "is a way for me to find god." >> he led a wonderful life. he kept his faith for most always. >> in mid july, a 29-year-old began hiking on the peak in the peruvian andes but after july 11 there was no contact from
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the two men and a week-long search turned up two bodies. investigators believe they made this camp before they fell off a ridge to their death. friends say they were always well prepared and never took undue risks. >> if they do not think they will make a summit, they do not try. >> they say he was a member of faith, a member of the catholic student group while studying for a doctorate. in the end the weather may have been a factor. they describe the difficult conditions high winds, and deep snow. they say they found signs of an avalanche. a number on a blog have called them to the of of the finest climbers. his father derry summed up his
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son's philosophy. "mountains are not stadiums where i satisfied -- i practice my religion." in the studio, richard reeve abc 7 news. >> thank you. police need your help finding a missing a senior. investigators say she was last seen last night around 11:30 in northwest washington on farragut st.. she needs medical attention. if you have information, please give police a call. >> and pedestrians struck and killed in prince william county as the man was crossing lee county in gainesville. the driver of the vehicle did stay at the scene. there is an investigation under way to figure out if there should be any charges. police have not released the name of the victim.
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>> and we are learning more about the man killed inside and arlington jewelry store. abc 7 talked to some of the friends, and we are joined at the columbia pike store. they did have a message for the public, is that right? >> yes. understand their reluctance, because the suspected killer is still out there and they have not released to the victim's identity. his family said they want his killer brought to justice. friends of the victim's daughter dropped by to pay respects. >> a great person. she is always fun to be around. my heart goes out. some terrible. >> arlington county police were backed out in force at the jewelry store, processing the crime scene and looking for clues in this deadly armed robbery.
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investigators say the man, seen in these surveillance pictures, entered the store about 4:00 friday afternoon. he was there less than 20 minutes and left with an undetermined amount of jewelry. police are not saying how they are suspecting he killed the person. police discovered his body inside. >> i am sure he is a great man i am sure they were not prepared for this. >> in the past hour or so, a police group came in to seal off the doorway to the building. as you can see well-wishers have been leaving things here. we are told they are still working at a lead in this case. if you have any information or believe you have spotted the suspect, they ask for your assistance. abc 7 news. >> memorial services were held
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all over the weekend for the colorado shooting victims, and as many people still question the tragedy, another says he prays for the gunman. there was the emergency exit where the shooter entered. he thought he was going to die and try to make peace of it by prey. he says he has founded in his heart to forgive the man who nearly killed him and herbs to meet him. >> i would say i forgive you and i would ask if i could pray for him. because the truth is every person on this world deserves forgiveness. >> he says what he can forgive him, he wanted to spend the rest of his life in prison. in the meantime, the suspect is due to be in court tomorrow. >> and learning that they could
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be victims one man is accused of deliberately infecting patients while working as a traveling medical technician. they say he allegedly passed on a virus to least 30 patients in new hampshire. a nationwide investigation is underway. he worked at four maryland hospitals. >> to give them back what was taken from them we can never do that. this is just a tragic sick -- circumstance. >> they asked more than 3000 patients to get tested. it was just too much to handle. meanwhile, the suspect remains in jail. >> a measure covering border patrol goes into effect. we are talking about the st. peter's catholic church in hancock, md., and they were
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protesting the mandate with a walk. they say they do not believe in the use of contraception. the group hopes to arrive at the basilica. >> taking a look at the weather we have seen some thunderstorms. >> that is all throughout the past weekend. what about tonight and tomorrow? here is steve rudin. >> can you believe that today we had 90 degrees or the 33rd time this year? unbelievable. getting through the end of july. taking a look outside right now at our abc 7 superdoppler radar from the belfort furniture weather center, a few sprinkles across southern maryland. it will not amount to a whole lot. the forecast as we move through the overnight hours will call for overnight temperatures that will eventually fall into the 60's in the mountains, but we will see temperatures quite
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comfortable. temperatures around 80 degrees. that is the spread. the sun will set after 8:00 tonight. and there will be another warm- up. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:30 dramatic video of a shooting. but there is a dramatic twist. >> and former vice president width if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. my father's hands didn't build this company. my hands didn't build this company. through hard work and a little bit of luck, we built this businesess. why are you demonizing us for it? it's time we had somebody who believes in us. u someone who believes that achievement
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should be rewarded not punished. we need somebody who believes in america. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve thisis message.
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>> take a look at this dramatic video. they were buzzed in thinking they were law enforcement.
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but when they came in with their guns drawn he realized what happened and started shooting after pulling at his own gun. >> it turns out that former vice president dick cheney was not a big fan of the choice of sarah palin at abies provincial candidate back in 2008. he spoke out earlier today saying that she was a mistake. >> the first proposition. i think that was one of the problems that mccain had. i like governor palin. i have met her. i know her. she is an attractive candidate, but based on her background she had only been governor for two years. i think that was a mistake. >> focus on presidential candidate mitt romney is increasing as he is expected to
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soon name his running mate. >> campaigning out of the country today, mitt romney was in israel with his wife, joining an esteemed rabbi who met president obama during his run for the white house in 2008. earlier, mitt romney corp. -- caused quite a stir in the british press. a break from the heat today. >>
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>> a picture perfect day. >> yes as summer days ago. a bit of a breeze. not so bad. we chopped off about aid to 10
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degrees from yesterday's temperature. making it to 90 degrees or above. it is quiet and dry outside with a few clouds. we are looking at conditions that are going to stay relatively nice for the evening hours, and then as we move into tomorrow afternoon the clouds are going to increase just a bit. 90 degrees. the record 100 force that that just last year in 2011. looking at our temperatures outside right now, 89 degrees at reagan national airport. the dewpoint is in the low 60's, and that is why it feels comfortable. a high today of 87. it is 84 in rockville, and 86 degrees in annandale. the rain is going to remain away from us, at least for the next 24 hours or so. temperatures across the board in the 80's. 82 in winchester.
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down in fredericksburg we are looking at 85 degrees. the heat and humidity is beginning to build once again. even though it is only 85 degrees in st. louis, this part of the country is looking again at temperatures in the triple digits. just a few isolated showers across southern maryland. this is not going to amount to all lot. otherwise outdoor dining, going for a walk after dinner, no problem whatsoever. cloudy conditions for over nine hours. here is our futurecast. mainly clear skies for the overnight. tomorrow afternoon, daytime highs in the mid to upper 80's, a chance for a few showers late in the day but the best chance for showers a rumble of thunder, cloudy skies tuesday. it looks pretty gloomy with temperatures in the lower to mid 80's. i promise you by the end of the
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week we will be looking at temperatures begin in the mid 90's. cooler temperatures out west, more mild temperatures in the district. tomorrow a good deal of sunshine. by about 12:00 or 1:00 clouds will start to come in. a chance for some showers in the evening hours. tomorrow night looks wet, and tomorrow mid 80's. look what happens as we go towards the end of the week. the index is around 100 degrees. we turn the corner from the month of july into august. look at that. by the end of the week. >> at least we had a nice little break today. it is good to know. exactly. and who is he throwing to? this has been an item. wondering that.
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training camp coverage continues with the latest on the redskins and bringing the
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> in milwaukee, opposite mark rogers.
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there is some pressure. rogers is now in the brewers rotation. they trailed in the eighth. there you go. brown. that tied it at 7-7. and then the brewers with a two- run lead. that is over, right? no. his eighth homer of the season. this ties it at 9-9. top of the 11th again. down the left-field line. harper ryan zimmerman running around the plates. nothing tough about that. the nationals win, 11-10. and it is every boy's dream to play in the nfl. three blocks away from rfk at
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woodson high school at virginia tech, and now his career has come full circle. he signed a deal. his season was cut short last year. but in five games 15 catches to wonder 20 yards, not too shabby, and he decided to bounce back and have a bit of a reunion of sorts. >> it is a lot, especially for us to be here. >> morgan is not the only receiver getting talked about. another fresh-faced redskin coming over from a banner season last year with the colts. he is the highest paid in that position. is that enough to make him washington's no. 1 receiver? >> there is no question that he can be a number one receiver. i have been very impressed with
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the way he has practiced and how he has handled himself since he has been year. he has a ton of ability until someone comes in, and you see how he handles himself his speed, his strength. >> he does have a very good workout. and the u.s. a men's basketball, a 98-71 against france. the first lady watched the game and congratulated players afterwards. kevin durant leading scorer with nine rebounds. the quest continues. next up, the usa takes on tunisia on tuesday. and fred couples with the win that is not exciting enough, right? the birdie. he wins the senior british open at nine under par. and one olympics gymnastic favorite missed the cut for the competition.
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two others will compete. >> they do
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>> a quick update that we told you about earlier. minnie gillespie was found at a local hospital. we were told that she needed medical attention so it is good she was found. >> temperatures will eventually fall into the 60's and then the 70's. tomorrow if we hit it, it will be another 90-degree plus day. we will pick it back up on thursday and friday. you can check out the
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