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kellye: we are ready for more of this gorgeous weather. devon: another great day tomorrow. we have the march for babies benefit, the march of dimes. you can join the walk. the seven-day forecast, we stretch the great weather all the way into next weekend. a big shout out to michael on twitter, the difference between us and austin today, nearly 30 degrees. kellye:
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lets say this is your tv and these are the channels you pay for with cable but these are the types of channels you actually want to watch what if you could pay for what you want, and not for what you don't so you could get kids channels sports... or entertainment mix and match, or get them all. now fios brings you a totally new way to customize your tv starting at $74.99 -- including internet and phone. cable just gives you channels. fios gives you choice.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] kellye: tonight, a jaw-dropping image and a stunning mistake, a loaded gun left behind by a security guard at the capitol where anybody could have picked it up. this is not the only time it has happened. jonathan: an image from the capitol hill newspaper is shocking, the loaded glock jammed into the toilet seat cover of the capital bathroom. there have been three separate incidents confirmed by abc news since january from capitol hill police officers, leaving them unattended on capitol grounds. the motion talking, march 24, a young child -- the most
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shocking, march 24, a young child found a loaded gun without a safety near speaker john boehner's office. abc news caught up with him and asked him about it, but -- >> no comment. jonathan: two weeks ago, another loaded glock was found. the idea of a loose guns is especially disturbing considering there are more than 3 million visitors per year here. capitol police would not comment on the specifics, but they say that every security lapses thoroughly investigated. kellye: a week after a massive earthquake in nepal, the death toll exceeds 7000. the potential for disease is a major concern for international aid groups helping survivors. aid workers say that more medical supplies, tents, and water is needed, along with helicopters to reach people in remote villages.
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people wanting to take metro to dulles airport will have to wait a year longer than they planned. jeff goldberg looks at the new delays for the silver line. : jeff while construction may be moving, for many it is not moving fast enough. >> we are disappointed. jeff: the general manager of pj mulligan sits close to the proposed herndon station, stage two of the silver line. the announcement the line will open 13 months behind schedule, from 2018 to 2020 -- >> we could lose out on the growth of the business. jeff: the growth will wait. >> it will have a major impact. >> there are a myriad of changes that caused this. jeff: the director of the project says more than 150 design changes are a major
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factor, including complying with new regulations for stormwater management. the changes, along with finishing phase one, will add $80 million to the estimated price tag of $3 billion. >> we are not happy about the one-year delay. we feel it's necessary to make sure this 100 your project is done correctly. >> i think it's ok as long as it say. jeff: metro riders understand the situation, even if they don't like it. jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. kellye: demolition crews tore down bowie marketplace at annapolis road. a new retail outlet will be anchored by harris teeter. two tenants from the demolish shopping center will return. it is expected to open sometime next year. a national accreditation board has ordered a suspension of all dna testing. brianne carter explains. brianne: at the d.c. forensic
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lab and southwest, all dna testing has come to a halt. >> at least we know the pathway we need to get to to have a lab we can believe in. brianne: a national accreditation board found major problems at the facility. among the issues highlighted procedures for the interpretation for dna data were insufficient or inadequate. employees evaluating dna without proper training. and different guidelines being used for dna evidence that need to involve more than one person. the mayor ordered a 30 day action plan to fix the problems. mayor: we are looking for a lab that can handle the amount of business we will give them so all of our confidence can be confident in it. brianne: the u.s. attorney's office raised the concerns last year. they ordered their own audit and similar deficiencies were discovered.
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"the u.s. attorney's office is hopeful the department of forensic sciences will act upon the experts recommendations and work collaboratively to ensure the the integrity of future dna analysis." this person says she is hopeful the city will work to fix all of the issues at the lab. >> going forward, there is already backlogs on a lot of dna samples so how is the city going to ensure that does not create a bigger backlog than the one that exists. brianne: the mayor said this is the criminal justice system, so they are not focusing on speed but accuracy in making sure they have them correct. she also says the review will not stop the prosecution of any crimes happening in the district. we know this facility has a minimum of 30 days to begin fixing these issues. brianne carter, abc 7 news.
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kellye: the man accused of raping a nun in prince george's county held without bond. the police say that juan randolf broke into the woman's home in chuillum and attacked her for stop he was charged in the past with secretly videotaping women in the bathroom of the public library. a bishop charged with a deadly dwi has resigned from her post. the diocese of maryland has been asking for heather cook's resignation since january after the crash. the diocese says it is not releasing a copy of her resignation letter. she goes on trial performance manslaughter and other charges in june. a never before seen look at the efforts in nepal, and israeli soldier strapped a go pro camera onto his sniffer dog.
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thursday, two people were pulled alive from the debris after spending five days trapped beneath. coming up -- neutral tests in a chilling cold case in loudoun county. 7 on your side digs for answers.von: and beautiful weather heading our way. the only question is how long it will last. lets say this is your tv and these are the channels you pay for with cable but these are the types of channels you actualally want to watch what if you could pay for whwhat you want, and not for what you don't so you could get kids channels sports... or entertainment mix and match, or get th all. now fios brings you a totally new way to customize your tv starting at $74.99 -- including internet
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and phone. cable just gives you channels. fios gives you choice.
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kellye: a mystery in loudoun
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county, a woman gone missing for years ago without a trace. there is a bone chilling letter that was found five years after she wrote it. the case continues to baffle detectives. abc 7 is on your side, and jennifer donelan takes us through this. jennifer: she penned a letter when she was 19 years old. all of her plans were in black and white -- get married, have a child, start a career, go to europe. >> she had lots of dreams of what her future would look like. it's nothing like this. jennifer: decker has been gone without a trace since 2011. her former husband will not voluntarily talk to detectives anymore. her boyfriend is and still is a person of interest. in the case is further complicated by a three-week delay between the last time she
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was seen in the first call to 911. >> a lot of evidence and leaves evaporator. jennifer: at the time, decker was 21 and married. she and her husband had a young son. she was taking classes at george mason university and working at a restaurant. a coworker began an affair with decker while her husband was serving in afghanistan. he moved into her apartment in ashburn. the family says it went badly. >> he was physically abusive. jennifer: the timer for disappearance, she was three months pregnant. the family said the husband knew about the affair but still travel to why he with her to patch things up. however, she did not show up days later when he redeployed to afghanistan. >> she dropped off the face of the earth. jennifer: just months ago, her
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boyfriend was arrested in north carolina in the brutal beating and shooting of another live-in girlfriend who had heart pounding information. >> he told me he could make people disappear. jennifer: detectives immediately visited him in jail. while detectives fear the worst bethany's mother hopes that she is in hiding. >> i pray that she has gotten to a safe place. jennifer: the lawyer for the boyfriend has not returned phone calls. the husband's lawyer says he is willing to talk to lawyers only of counsel is present. jennifer donelan, abc 7 news. kellye: an the store at house in maryland lost in a firefox up there was heavy fire in this two-story home on main street the flames most intense on the second floor. everybody made it out ok. and right now it is not known if anyone remains trapped after the collapse of a parking garage at
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the watergate complex. k-9 search teams will be on the scene again tomorrow. two floors of the garage partially collapsed and much of the conflict remains evacuated. ahead, new word about blue crabs. what a recent survey just found that could be good news. and the forecast.
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lets say this is your tv and these are the channels you pay for with cable but these are the types of channels you actually want to watch what if yocould pay for what you want, and not for what you don't so you could get kids channels sports... or entertainment mix and match, or get them all. now fios brings you a totally new way to customize your tv starting at $74.99 -- including internet and phone. cable just gives you channels. fios gives you choice.
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kellye: hard to top today. devon: it was really nice, but we are going to do it. they should last through the week. we have a couple of days with rain chances, but they are not very good chances. the humidity, many times were you feel like you skip over spring and get right to summer that is not coming soon. right now the area still dry clear skies, temperatures dropping quickly. the satellite radar together over the mid-atlantic, a little bit of activity to the midwest but it's so far away because it runs into the warm air that's over us. that will squelch anything that tries to move in. real-time temperatures 78 the
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highs, 80 degree st. louis. tomorrow we will be into the 80's. look at the temperature difference with boston, nearly 30 degree difference. that is a big difference, but even they will warm up. the bubble of warm air spreading in come into the 80's. monday is warmer, tuesday will be the warmest day. monday night, the front is back over the great lakes starts to come in overnight tuesday into wednesday. nothing that will wash us out. rain chances coming in because that front may hold together. starting off tomorrow morning one of the last mornings in the 50's. we will be closer to 60 the next couple morning. monday morning, tuesday and wednesday as well. sunshine warmer, towards 80 degrees, a few spots in the lower 80's.
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at minimum, upper 70's through the region. monday, one of the warmer days. the latest number so we could be 84. at least everybody will get into the 80 degree range monday. tuesday, the warmest day pushing close to 90. we could be over 85. the strong southwest wind could push the number closer to 90. tuesday evening, rain chances, heading into wednesday morning a slim chance of a storm. the great weather extends all the way through the week, even into next weekend. if you happen to be up early tomorrow with me, the march for dimes kicks off at reston town center. if you have not played ahead, just get out there and sign up, right on the spot, enjoy the walk. that kicks off at 10 a.m. i will be hosting. kellye: this is become an annual event for you. the latest survey of the
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chesapeake bay shows an increase in the blue crab population. the number of crabs is up 38% 411 million, one of the highest totals in the past 25 years. chipotle is no longer using genetically modified ingredients, the first major chain to do so. they began phasing them out in 2013. the ceo made the move citing a lack of consensus about the effects. the fda has found no evidence that foods with gmo's are any different from those developed national it -- naturally. donald's continues to support fire its menu to regain customers. they are eliminating the deluxe ter pounder and six chicken sandwiches. mcdonald's brought in a new ceo in january to combat declining sales. mcdonald's is also testing all-day breakfast in san diego,
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with the possibility of expanding that nationwide. coming up -- an iconic memorial.
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kellye: get ready to pay more to visit shenandoah national park. the price of an annual pass has increased to $40. driving into the park seven days will now cost $15.
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prices are set to go up again january 2017 as part of a two-stage increase to raise money for park services. the west marine car warm a more getting a facelift. it's the first since -- the u.s. marine war memorial is getting a facelift. mike: with $5.3 million donated by local businessman, the u.s. marine corps war memorial will get fresh landscaping and crews will restore the bronze statue. >> the oxidation occurs on the surface of the metal. that will be cleaned and polished and then waxed. mike: the park service says about 230,000 come to the site each year. project will take two years to complete, but the site will remain open. >> this gift will allow us to
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really demonstrate that this memorial mean something to all americans. >> it's great for our young folks to understand. mike: the park service director is trying to manage and 11.5 le and dollar maintenance -- an $11.5 billion maintenance back law but so far congress has not helped. he also helped pay for earthquake repairs to the washington monument. nessman said he donated this money to honor his late father. >> my father brought me here and i visited it and it's a symbol of our country. mike: the marines invited him to join him at their washington barracks to thank him for his generous gift. in arlington, mike conneen, abc 7 news.
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