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>> how one man's only way to get to work has his neighbors outraged. >> a stormy night for many of you, but the key changes coming. abc 7 news starts right now. abc numeral the seven broadcast centers, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >> happening now in prince george's county, police are looking for this man, bryant lewis, in connection with the deadly hit and run. the man who died in that crash was a football standout from waldorf. lew crashed us thei vehicles july 17, leaving a passenger seriously injured. roz plater spoke with the victims family. she is live in our satellite center with their plea. >> the young man who died had a promising future ahead of him, dreams that ed in that car
crash. tonight, his family is asking, how could anyone leave him on the side of the road to die? lewis facesbryant multiple charges. police say he was driving a stolen car the night of july 17 on mchenry road in brandywine, and they say he may have been speeding when he lost control of the car, skidded off the roadway, and struck a utility pole. then he took off running. in the backseat was a critically injured passenger. wasfront seat passenger thrown from the car and died from his injuries. >> i just want to know why. >> his family doesn't understand how lewis could have left him there to die. >> that was the worst. that was a coward. that's the craziest thing you could ever do to someone that you wanted to make an acquaintance. >> i just don't think that was right. you're supposed to be friends. is themother says lewis coworker of a family friend, someone her son had recently
left. he was driving her son and another friend to a party that night. aen more tragic, he was at high point in his life, a standout football star in high school and college. he entered the 2014 nfl draft, hoping to get picked up by 18. >> he was living his dream. and itliving his dream, all just got taken away. there is a warrant out for lewis's arrest. police believe he may be driving a dark colored mercedes. you are asked to call prince's county police if you know anything about his whereabouts. the other passenger is still ho live in the satellite center, roz plater, abc 7 news. out ofloping news alexandria tonight where police tell us one person is in custody, accused of assaulting a woman inside a cvs in the middle of the afternoon.
this happened on the 3100 block of duke street at 2:30. the suspect, charged with battery, was quickly arrested. stay with abc seven news for updates on this developing story tonight. right now.torm watch severe storms moved through parts of our area this evening. there is the potential for more rain tomorrow. steve rudin lets us know what we can expect up to. >> watching those thunderstorms quickly dissipate. we had some warnings last hour for southern maryland. those have now canceled out. super look at the live doppler radar. the strongest of the storms have moved across the bay, moving into delmarva. we are looking at widely scattered showers. these showers will stick around as we move through the overnight hours. a few may stick around through early tomorrow morning. this is part of a cold front. temperatures are slowly dropping as they move -- as we move through the evening hours.
83 degrees at reagan national airport. out there.oler air we'll tell you what to expect for the next seven days in a few minutes. theust in the from district, a computer glitch at the state department is creating massive delays for people needing passports and visas. the state department says the glitch affects embassies all around the world and may leaving millions of people in a bind. a spokeswoman says the department is working to correct "significant performance issues." to breaking news out of arizona where it appears an inmate's execution was botched. arizona attorney general tom horan's office says joseph wood was pronounced dead nearly two hours after the execution started. jay korff is live in our studio with details on the investigation that is happening as we speak. >> arizona's governor is calling for a full review by the corrections department after next fusion that should have taken around 10 minutes took nearly two hours.
condemned death row inmate joseph rudolph woods life ended in arizona, nearly two hours after his execution began. >> at a certain point, you wondered if he was ever going to die. the firsts -- for seven minutes, he closed his eyes and went to sleep. then he started gasping. he gasped for more than an hour and a half. his attorney claimed the new drug protocol used for lethal injections failed. prior to entering the execution, he even tried unsuccessfully to convince the u.s. supreme court to halt the execution. >> to watch a man lay there for one hour and 40 minutes ago, i can liken it to if you catch a fish and throat onshore. thanuld was convicted more 20 years ago in the shooting deaths of his estranged girlfriend and her father. the victims falyem had no problem with how he died, stressing the focus should not be on what happened in the last hours of his life but on the lives he ended and the years
of pain he unleashed on so many others. >> it is not just about him. it's about other people that suffering. >> you don't know what excruciating his, seeing your dad lying there in a pool of blood, seeing your sister in a pool of blood. >> legal experts believe this and other recent controversial executions may once again ignite a nationwide debate on this issue. reporting live, jay korff, abc 7 news. is someat home, there closure tonight for the family of a lexus murphy. a judge ruled her killer will serve to life sentences for the crime.the virginia teenager was last seen last august in love and skin. her car was found, but her body was never recovered. investigators found a piece of her hair at taylor's home. he was convicted in may. in custodya woman is tonight charged with spearheading a fund-raising conspiracy for terrorists. muna osman jama is one of five
people accused of sending money to the al-shabab insurgency in somalia. court documents show thediscussg brother.andsed codeor week after malaysian airline flight 17 was shot out of the sky, a solemn tribute in the netherlands as the first of the victims return home in coffins. church bells rang out all across that country. thousands, as you can see, lined the streets to mourn the victims. work begins to identify nearly 200 dutch people killed. at the crash site, investigators may be fighting a losing battle. >> what we have seen is evidence tampering on an industrial scale, and obviously, that has to stop. thenvestigators hope cockpit voice recorder, which was damaged but not tampered with, will yield some clues. tonight, the u.s.
stepping up efforts to reach a cease-fire on the ground. israeli troops clashed with hamas fighters. fears of rocket attacks prompted the faa to extend its ban on u.s. flights to israel for yet another 24 hours. secretary of state john kerry flew to the region to find a solution and says he is making progress. >> this needs to end for everybody. we need to find a way forward that works. it's nonviolence. yorkanwhile, former new mayor michael bloomberg landed in israel despite the u.s. flight ban. during his visit, bloomberg will meet with american volunteers who were stranded there in israel. changes tonight to tell you about for a busy prince george's county road. this after several crashes where pedestrians were hit, and in some cases, killed. the state highway administration lowered the speed limit on route one in college park to 25 miles per hour. the new limit is in effect between guilford road and berwyn
road. highway officials hope the lower speed limit will make drivers more attentive. new at 11:00, d.c. leaders will be meeting with the u.s. olympic committee and three other candidate cities this week. this is the first gathering of all the major parties involved. asked the district, los angeles, boston, and san francisco to send up to four people to this meeting. the usoc will decide whether to make a bid on the summer 2024 olympics sometime next year. donald is in the district. it is good. money, are >> going to tell you what his plans are, coming up next. we have an important warning for an area lake. why you and your pets need to stay away. >> there is controversy buzzing over a proposal to bring a heliport to a loudoun county co
it is over a heliport. one man wanted on his property, but some of his neighbors are saying, not so fast. he apparently wants this helipad to cut down on his commute from personnel to his business in gaithersburg and beyond. we spoke to homeowners tonight who are concerned with what the noise would do to the neighborhood. josie sturman is live in the newsroom with the story. >> those people say they would be willing to trade longer commutes for life in the country, and now they are worried a man trying to cut down his drivetime will ruin one of the many reasons they tried to settle down in a town that runs on a much slower pace. county is then kind of place rocking chairs were made for, a place you can watch deer graze. we were looking for a break from the city, where we still had access to the madness, but we could live in relative peace and harmony. doctor, his 10 acres
and percival are an escape, but the quiet of this country life may be cut down by a cyan ash a sound overhead -- by a sound overhead. >> it is going to depend on the decibels. >> concern over a fly pattern that comes courtesy of chuck kuehne, local businessman. he wants to build a heliport so he can fly in and out. >> it would be too disturbing. i would probably ask the neighbors first. >> neighbors like garrett caldwell aren't the only ones awaiting him. as the plan is considered, people are commenting online. while most say the noise of the helicopter would disturb their rural setting and disturbed the area's horses, others say he should be able to do what he wants with his property. county zoning will have the final say if this plan takes off. neighborsing that our will be considerate if it is approved. has approvaldy
from the faa to build a heliport, which is slated for construction on his property, along with a hanger that is going to be built around an existing barn. it is not as if he will be taking off and landing in his neighbor's yards. he owns more than 500 acres of property out there. jesse sturman, abc 7 news. >> we will see what happens. from the country to the city, the trump clan was in northwest washington breaking ground on his latest project, transforming the old post office building into a luxury hotel. this is a $200 million out. some say it will be hard to turn a profit. trump tells us he just isn't worried about making money. >> it's nice to be rich. [laughter] if i make money, that is good. if i don't make money, it is not going to affect me. it is nice to be able to play the game that way. >> it is. trump hopes the renovation will be finished by mid-2016, which
is of course before the next presidential election. meanwhile, some bad marks for mail delivery in d.c. a new report by the u.s. postal service ranks it worst in the nation for on-time delivery. mail is delivered after 5:00 p.m. the majority of the time in d.c., as well as the maryland suburbs. the report was prompted by the shooting death of a mail carrier in prince george's county last november. humid weather is creating toxic conditions at a montgomery county lake. now, signs a the landscape warning you to stay away from the water. park rangers tell us that levels of agreeing-blue algae are now a toxic infestation. said was,st thing it mitch are you keep your hands and feet out of the water. >> the substance can cause liver damage in humans and pets. however, fishing is still allowed. park staffers are recommending cooking your catch well. i would say so.
another effect of our heat and humidity. heavy rain tonight and a lot of lightning. others saw nothing at all. most of the rough weather is out of the way, and we are going to look for improving conditions over the next day or so. how is that? lower humidity on the way. looking at national harbor, though we'll take a little bit of a break. reagan national airport. winds are out of the west southwest at five miles per hour. lower humidity and more temperatures. 94 degrees. that was the high earlier today at reagan national airport. 102 for the record, set not too long ago in 2011. 77 at children's hospital. no rain to speak of. 92 was the high. ofittle over 4/10 of an inch rain at woodbridge. our final stop, fredeck maryland, almost an inch of rain. a high of 99. looking at temperatures across the board at this hour, the coolest air off to the west of
us, western maryland avenue nine. cumberland, 73. 80 degrees and lexington park, maryland. here is that cooler air that is going to filter into our area during the day tomorrow, and by friday, you are really going to feel the difference. lower humidity, lots of sunshine, and temperatures in the lower to mid 80's. much cooler temperatures. a 22-degree temperature change compared to this time yesterday in chicago. 16 degrees cooler in detroit. we are four degrees warmer at reagan national. that cold front is getting ready to move on through. the strongest of those storms, that will cross southern maryland. for us, we're left with a few scattered showers. those showers will linger into the morning hours. once this front moves through, wins will change direction. it is going to spell out the beautiful and to the workweek and a nice start for the first half of the upcoming weekend. lingering showers, 67-73.
for the day tomorrow, talking about highs around 82-86 degrees. morning showers will quickly come to an end. friday looks fantastic. i backed the lower 90's on saturday. it will be dry, but thunderstorms and increased humidity by sunday and monday. a little bit of downtime for summer. >> time for football maybe. >> any rain tomorrow morning in richmond? >> a few showers. >> you can play football in the ring. the redskins will be on the field at it: 45. are you ready for some football? after falling behind early, it was
in tomorrow morning when the gates open. the redskins practice at eight: 45. the 2014 season becomes a reality, and the players are all in. it is going to be interesting to see the relationship between rg iii and jay gruden. griffin has to continue to develop. offered morris has been consistent, but the offensive line has to be improved. the receiving corps should be exciting, led by deshawn jackson npr garçon. talked about him, the defense needs to rise up. the skins were just 3-13 last year. jay gruden says that should be a huge motivation for his ballclub. >> we don't have anybody coming from seattle. everybody in this locker room should have a chip on their shoulders, should be eager to get back on the field and excited to play. it's a privilege to play this game. >> jay gruden. the ravens are in camp. a baltimore now has steve smith at wide receiver. smith will line up up the side -- a bus it torrey smith.
he was released by the carolina panthers after 13 very productive years. he is now 35 years old, but he is ready to go. >> i appreciate what i experienced with keller -- with carolina. i'm lucky to even be here. had 35, you should be with a walker and all that stuff. [laughter] >> easy, steve. let's go to baseball. the nationals had all kinds of opportunities to win the ballgame today. they went 1-14 with runners in scoring position. jorge de la rosa struck out 11. he got bryce harper to strike out three times. strasburg got off to a slow start. i want you to see the ninth inning. this was the not at their best. denard span singled. jayson werth singled. walter scored to make it six the country. anthony rendon singled. it was 6-4.
bases loaded, two outs, a 2-2 count. ian desmond struck out with the pressure on. here is ian desmond. a hit here, and the game is tied. they were battling, but they lose. the final was 6-4. the orioles are playing in anaheim against the angels. markakis he knocks it to right field. right now, they are in the fifth inning. at an amazing .394. a back to the nfl for a moment, former maryland star vernon davis has just ended his holdout with the 49ers. the tight end is back in cap now. >> once he reaches 35, it is all over. [laughter] how about another kind of drink?
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