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>> live from the abc seven broadcast center, this is abc 7 news at noon on your side. >> quite a cold start to the work week. >> the good news this noon is things are already warming up. 55 degrees in the immediate area. get right to jacqui jeras and get a check of our first forecast. >> glass is half full. them a few temperatures made it
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below the freezing mark. a few places dropped below 28 degrees. 30 in manassas. those advisories did not verify hearing d.c.. it wasn't terrible. look at how the temperatures have jumped. made a 30 degree swap here. some patchy clouds across the region. lots of sun to the south. your temperatures will continue to warm up until about the middle of the afternoon. then the temperatures will start to fall back down into the 50's tonight. earlier with our standard time in effect. sunset is at 5:05 p.m..
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i will have all the details coming up in the seven day forecast. >> students in the district are warning -- are morning a fellow classmate as the investigation into a deadly crash continues. the teen was in the backseat of a car that was pulled over on the beltway early saturday morning when another car veered into it. the student was killed and three other students injured. >> students were somber this morning, others in shock as they walked into the church this morning to remember the life of dominic peddie. around 2 to police a.m. a cheap this -- a cheap suv veered off the beltway. the three young men were returning home from a hockey game.
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other officers are still in serious condition. drivergators believe the , a 24-year-old, was under the influence. man got a ride to school every day from peddie. giving me tipss on how to be better. >> very nice kid. nice enough to take me to school. he was a great kid. >> there is a lesson to be learned from this tragedy. messingught my dad less with me. i couldn't believe it. abc 7 news. >> two big fires in maryland destroyed several homes. >> firefighters are working to
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figure out exactly what started them. to the left of your screen you destroyed halfat a dozen homes. on the right side in silver springs, a group home caught fire forcing everyone inside to evacuate, including several people who are severely disabled. >> more on the heroic at first's -- heroic efforts to get everyone out. this amazingk at video as the house goes up in flames in montgomery county. wheelchairson their are covered in soot and degree. a group home for special needs residents was gutted just before six this morning. had t-shirts. all their stuff -- decide --etakers in
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inside were able to get out before the fire consumed the entire home. the residents had to be carried out. >> i saw a lot of trucks and commotion. caretaker smelled the smoke. other staff members arrived minutes later to help and assess the damage. >> it is a phrase that is written ride on the fire trucks here. the caretakers moved really quickly. >> it would take 30 minutes or so. on some hotspots now. >> john gonzalez come abc 7 news.
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>> the upper fire ripped through nearly one -- nearly one dozen row homes. there are lots of big races. only 40% of those voters are expected to hit the pole tomorrow. they will be determining the winner of a crucial battle. >> are we going to vote? >> on the eve of the midterm it looks like democrats are in trouble. they start the election at least halfway there. that means republicans would need to win just teed up seats held by democrats.
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while likely 2016 presidential candidates have been out in full force, president obama has barely been seen on the campaign trail. his ratings are dismal. republicans would make the race a referendum on mr. obama. democrats have been running away from the president. allison is running this ad. some democrats are resorting to scare tactics. is a vote republicans for ferguson. >> he thinks democrats will take an jewel of the senate's. it could be months before we know who controls the senate. >> in the local races maryland gubernatorial candidate is getting a stamp of approval from first lady michelle obama.
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they campaigned at the war memorial in baltimore. for most of the campaign he has had a significantly but a recent polls show the race is now extremely close. brown is not the only one set to appear in baltimore today. his opponent will hold a news conference in the city. abc 7 is your election station. keep it locked right here. we will have live reports throughout the evening and the latest numbers as they come into the hour that come into hourly newsroom. more about ang maryland man in custody sending threats to the president and his family. christopher perkins o'brien was arrested friday night pre-and he had been sending disturbing e-mail to the white house, threatening to behead the president and/first lady michelle obama's throat.
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the secret service takes all threats seriously. >> o'brien was found guilty in 2006 for amounts lot appeared -- for manslaughter. he is currently being held in a federal prison. 13 years after 9/11 the world trade center is now back open for business. tenant,crapers first one world trade center replaces the twin towers that were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. in the $3.9 billion building is now the tallest in america. a virgin galactic space ship crashed that happened last week, investigators are releasing new details on the incident.
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the feathering system, which lifts and rotates the tail, was activated before the craft reached the appropriate speed. investigators don't know if that is what caused the crash that killed a copilot and injured another. officials say could take up to a year to figure out what happened. a firefighter damaged 11 homes and shut down market street. brianne carter has more on the investigation. them i'm lucky to be alive. >> frederick fire officials tell
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abc 7 the fire started at this hite home just before 1 a.m. it quickly spread to the adjoining building. crews worked for hours battling the blaze. he just renovated the lower level a few weeks ago and now he may have to do it again after smoke fills the room's early this morning. >> i was upset last night. >> the good news is some of these townhomes were vacant or for sale. not everyone of them was occupied when the fire started. >> firefighter suffered minor injuries. right now it is just about picking up the pieces in finding a temporary place to call home.
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in frederick brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> coming up, following through with her decision to end her own life. is it changing the comer station about death with dignity around here? more controversy in ferguson, missouri. how police may have kept the media from seeing how bad things were. a real-life scare for a cruise.
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at noon on your side. >> the death of her to the main is sparking new debate in the death with dignity issue. she was diagnosed with incurable rain cancer and ended her life on saturday. -- incurable brain cancer. oregon is onee -- of only five states where death with dignity is authorized. we are expecting an update today on what exactly claimed the life of actor and comedian robin williams. his autopsy was delayed for more than a month for an -- month because of a need for further testing. was found dead of an apparent suicide in august in his home in san francisco. police are investigating a involvingsault
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several rugby players. a party was w aby, held saturday night when a group of guys forced their way inside and began attacking members of the team. the captain suffered a broken and is now on a respirator. there were four attackers and they took off before police arrived at the scene. suggesto recordings police requested a no-fly zone over ferguson, missouri during august protests to keep news helicopters away. it allow police to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace during two weeks at the height .f the protest according to new audio recordings, the main reason was to keep the media out. that contradicts the st. louis county police who originally said the restrictions had nothing to do with limiting the press. a horror themed halloween cruise became a real-life scare for hundreds of passengers.
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check out this cell phone video of evacuation. in the bahamas celebration cruise ship was leaving friday night when it apparently hit something at sea. passengers heard and felt a loud jolt and the ship lost power. 960 passengers and crew were safely evacuated. calendar hits november this weekend, winter weather struck one u.s. city. over thegits snowfall weekend. thousands of people were affected by this storm as authorities responded to accidents, down to trees, and even broken power lines. the majority of the town is without power this noon. >> we complain about the cold this morning but it could always be worse. >> it just isn't cold enough to get all that out. we got lucky. it was kind of a raleigh can't and this morning it was really cold in spots. and thisweekend morning it was really cold in spots.
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temperatures are starting to feel good and temperatures in the headline today because we are calm from aurora high school in laurel maryland. 54 degrees and a nice afternoon for a run. 53 degrees is the temperature in bethesda. some ofrick we have those clouds with 52 degrees at st. john catholic school. at reagan international it is 59 now. the winds at eight miles per hour. i want to point out that the dew point's 18 degrees paid i thought that was an error but the air is so dry. the 20'started out in and lower 30's, you jumped up about 30 degrees. the pepper is up to 63. in fredericksburg at 29 this morning, 30 degrees warmer this hour.
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as we take a look across much of the east, look at some of these 60's over here. that is going to be pushing our way and we are going to get some warmer conditions. high pressure has been controlling our weather throughout the day today. this is what we are keeping our eye on. the first part of this is going to be pleasant. the highs are going to shift off the coast. that means warmer temperatures for us. yourwould last into wednesday. as the cold front throwing -- cold front swings through we will cool things off. a bit of an up and down this week. for someare looking sunshine, 60 two degrees will be our high temperature. we will go back to my other map. i know you want to see it. this is what i was trying to do, we have this active graphic.
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still working on it. lower 60's.o as we head into tomorrow, yes that is election day, 70 degrees is the forecast time. a cool start at the polls in virginia. in the afternoon it will be light outside. we peek out on wednesday and start to cool down with those rain showers on thursday. too upcoming weekend, never early to start talking about the weekend, looking like the 50's. right now i am keeping at the drive but perhaps a few showers late sunday into early monday. the crazy expecting wins and mountain snow showers. we will keep you posted all week. >> thank you, jackie. another amazing feat for a daredevil. you will not believe why this guy went on a robbery spree,
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targeting subway restaurants. after filling out their hogan iquestionaire, aight. hogan was awarded an a- from the nra. but now he refuses to release his responses. the nra opposes comprehensive background checks. they want to weaken maryland's gun safety laws. even support letting suspects on the fbi terror watch list buy guns. on gun safety and terror, the nra is wrong. hogan gets an a- from the nra. on protecting maryland, we just can't trust him. >> a man in alabama says he went
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on a robbery's three at a different subway restaurant all because his eye it failed him. with ayear-old, armed
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robbedb for several a -- .or subway restaurants he apparently tried the diet and in exchange for pounds he wanted spent.e cash he that is what he told police. his actual excuse. the seventh generation daredevil took his high wire act to chicago, making two death defying tight rope walks. >> you guys watching think i am crazy but this is what i was made for. >> thousands of people anxiously walked his walk on sunday. it was nearly 700 feet off the ground. the second one, blindfolded, was almost 600 feet in the sky. seen video of had
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him blindfolded. my stomach was not made for that. >> that is not what i did >> today's terrible.
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we have some sunshine tomorrow. we will be pushing 70. things go do
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the mess in washington - made worse with dan bongino. a tea party supporter endorsed by sarah palin. bongino will take away social security's guaranteed benefit and fight against equal pay for equal workegislation.
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the post cls bongino "pololarizing" and "highly partisan." no wonder the post endorses john delaney "one of the most impressive new lawmakers." family man, entrepreneur, and independent problem solver - for jobs, to protect veterans and equal pay for women. i'm john delaney and i approve this message.
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