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>> now, abc 7 news at noon, on your side. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] city council is considering a landmark bill to the legislation would give 16 weeks of paid maternity leave to all workers in d.c., making it the most generous place in the country for taking the time off. live at that council meeting outside with news. >> the council hearing is
getting underway this morning. so, welast half hour or expect this will be introduced today before the council. leavea universal paid act and this would create a system for residents as well as get four to be able to months of family paid leave. had a tie -- had a child, adopted a child, who took care of a sick family member or even themselves. for and against this proposal. we understand it would call for any person working in d.c. for 50% of -- or more to be covered by their employer. individuals could pay into the program and private residence could pay in for themselves to be covered even if they work somewhere else. ec government employees would continue to get their salaries during paid leave but it would extend the amount of time, currently eight weeks, that would go to 16.
we understand the employers here managedwould pay city funds on a per employee basis. only to the co-author of the bill but the head of d.c.'s chamber. they have different views on what the bill would do. the think it is good for city and good for businesses. it will make them more competitive. able a live -- enable them to offer benefits supported by the government. we really respect families and strong families. classic puts us at a competitive disadvantage in the region. it is easy for businesses to move. supportsess community happy workers. they should be able to take care of themselves and their families. there you hear from the ceo of the chamber of commerce who says more needs to be done and they are not happy with the way this is currently written out. they expect to have a lot of discussion and there will be a number of council meetings where the issue will be taken up.
reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. a gun store that sells high-powered weapons here at an elementary school. than 2000 people have already signed an online petition to get rid of the new nova firearms store location here in mclean, virginia. because of the location right behind this elementary school. about twoonly opened weeks ago, but parents with students at the nearby sherman elementary school say that it sends the wrong message. want to be place i is between a gun owner and the second amendment but the first place i want to be is between someone who wants to hurt my children or the children at the school. sam: the store move from its location just a few miles away. , it isision to move here
said, was irresponsible and a bad judgment call. the same try to move to arlington but after public backlash, the landlord broke the leash. >> they were in the community and that is fine. i recognize it is legal even though i am opposed to it with every fiber of my body. i understand the law of the land. you are not allowed to have a bar within a certain distance of the school or a gun. i just do not understand how this was permitted. told theowners washington post they do not want to be painted as the villain but they have no intention of leaving, saying it would be prohibitively expensive. we should mention there are a number of trees and a fence blocking the elementary school from the gun shop. we should also say there are no visible signs or markings on the back of the building that the children would be able to see from the schoolyard or even the classrooms. i am sam sweeney, abc 7 news. jummy: happening now, the
community college of philadelphia is sheltering in place following reports of a gun. philadelphia police chief says this is not related to yesterday's morning about a social media threat to colleges and universities in the area. officials gave the all clear for that this morning. now, the rain has stopped but the danger is far from over in south carolina. the record-breaking rainfall is being blamed on at least 13 deaths in north and south carolina. been breachedady or already failed. live in south carolina with continuing threats to the area this noon. >> you can see behind me, this is what people are still dealing with. some of the cleanup has begun, but we are talking about cars and businesses still underwater. water can still be moving
through the low-lying area. this threat is not yet over. >> this is not over. just because the rain stops, it does not mean we are out of the woods. >> south carolina continues to grapple with extreme conditions p hundreds of rows and bridges are being closed and 18 are being monitored throughout the state. people are forced to evacuate their homes. above water level rose the table. >> residents who have been able to return are finding personal items scattered outside and some apartments have even been looted. >> the stuff is gone. it is overwhelming. >> at the end of the day, we are all still here and nobody lost their lives or anything like that. >> separating headstones from the ground. the problems are far from over. we have got a long way to go to it we will get there and we have got to do it together but we still have a long way to go.
>> another thing the governor mentioned in the press conference now is there are over 450 bridges and roads still shut down. that is down a bit. the number was over 500 yesterday. when they talk about there being a long way to go, it will really take a lot of time for the recovery effort. they're talking about months and not weeks. so much for that. brad bell is in south carolina. he will have the latest on the tonight starting at 4:00. the national transportation safety board is heading to florida to investigate the sinking of the cargo ship el faro. failure led the ship adrift. the u.s. coast guard is still searching for possible survivors after an unidentified body was found along with an empty life boat. >> we have reports of other life rafts and lifeboats.
we need to get out there because if we do not, we might not be able to relocate. 33 people were on board the ship including 28 americans. search teams are racing against ocean currents, pushing to re-further north. it is shaping up to be a nice day. a live look outside at the nation's capital. let's head over to doug hill. we have clear blue skies. this view is showing the same, 69 degrees at lunch time and we will warm into the 70's areawide. area, we hitin the 70 in washington and dulles. it has been a while since we have had 70 degrees or mostly sunny skies. we will enjoy a few days of this. a minor system will come our way as we head through the day friday. maybe showers, temperatures, upper 60's.
still 69 degrees at reagan international airport. temperatures ranging about 70 to 274 degrees with mostly sunny skies. a bit of a breeze. the satellite radar show clear. low-pressure storms have been causing all the rain down south finally moving out to sea. the futurecast shows a promising outlook for the next couple of days with a lot of sunshine. this cold front could pass through the area friday coupled by a few showers and thunderstorms. back to you. to get a also want check of the roadways. jamie sullivan joins us with a look at the traffic. travel on 95 working your way northbound, getting a little closer toward prince william parkway, there is a crash. i want to get ready for this again heading from the woodbridge area closer toward lauren and then continuing to the mixing poll. right now, you average in the
teens. closer toward 95 and 395. we are ok. you see mostly in the green. no big issues. in the 40's. we are still clear. let's talk about metro. the blue orange and silver lines. be the bluet will line over -- blue line only to the red, there are currently some delays. expect that because of midday scheduled traffic work. back to you. the ntsb investigating yesterday's is amtrak derailment in vermont. the train was headed to the district when amtrak said it had a pile of rocks and overturned and went down an embankment in northfield. seven people were hurt and one seriously. protesterre where a was arrested during the freddie gray demonstrations and is on
trial today. the trial got under way this morning at the eastside district court. chart with assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest police say he kicked an officer in the face. jury selection continues in the trial of an alleged serial killer in alexandria p or charles accused of killing three people in their home in the course of a decade. no jurors have been seated and most have been dismissed due to scheduling issues. the case is scheduled to last four to six weeks. a crime alert and prince george's county where police investigate a deadly shooting. this is video from the scene last night. investigators found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound here he later died. not released a motive for the shooting but they say it does not appear random and does not appear to be a robbery. to indecentted exposure is in custody.
here,ones, this man right was in the women's underwear section at the jcpenney's at the springfield mall yesterday. they say he asked the clerk for help in that exposed himself. police look into the possibility that he did the same thing at the same store back in september. noong up on the news at -- caughtnt home invasion on camera. how the homeowner managed to fight off an armed suspect. plus, the websites promise you can win big by playing fantasy football. still ahead, concerns about the integrity of the game. also following the latest, hillary clinton's newest advertisement and who she targets in them. plus, we are targeting sunny skies today. sonny is back with how
jummy: an update to a story we brought you earlier this noon. police arrested a 17-year-old believed to put -- to have pulled a gun on a student outside a community college in philadelphia. was hurt but the incident caused a campus lockdown at a large police response. a 17-year-old suspect is now in custody. a man fights for his life in a home invasion and it was all caught on surveillance camera. take a look. it happened in the garage at a home in san francisco. this video shows the homeowner in the white jacket bringing in trash cans when he is suddenly rushed by a man in a gray jacket. the suspect has a gun but the homeowner tries to wrestle for it.
not want to engage in combat or do chuck noris stuff because that allowed a chance for me to lose control of the weapon. this could be the day that i die. struggle, two minute the homeowner gets the gun, points it, and pulls the trigger. the suspect thought it was empty and got away. pittsburghe woman in is crediting her lipstick with helping in her rescue. the woman was upstairs when she heard footsteps in her home so she locked herself in the bathroom. helpot the idea to ask for i writing on the window in lipstick. a neighbor noticed and the man in question was found still asleep in her home and drunk. new calls for regulations on the online fantasy sports betting websites following allegations of corruption. are big business for fantasy football world. new allegations claim an employee of draft king's one big
money using insider information. draft king denies wrongdoing but now at least one congressman is calling for new regulations similar to other forms of sports betting. it. do not see because you called it fantasy? says fore association now, draft king's has decided to prohibit employees from participating in online fantasy sports contest for money. the stocks of america'top gun makers are on the rise following last week'deadly shooting at a trinity college in oregon. stocks jumped 3% yesterday. it had already skyrocketed 80% this year. that is despite the fact that this year is shaping up to be the worst since 2008 for stocks. each of the gunmakers has almost doubled sales in the last five years. let's turn to vote 2016 were hillary clinton's first national tv ad hits airwaves today.
>> republican kevin mccarthy saying the committee investigating benghazi and clinton passes e-mails were created to destroy her candidacy. spot titled32nd estimate airs the koch marshall comments by kevin mccarthy, who says clinton was unbeatable and asks what her numbers are today following the formation of the benghazi committee. tonight, the community will have a chance to sound off on the proposed closer of that regional hospital. the community that represents health care workers along with lawmakers is holding a community .orum set for 6:00 tonight health care system plans to close the hospital and hope -- open a care center. the meeting starts at 6:00 on 5th street in laurel. is here now. it is time to get a check on the forecast. it is gorgeous out there. doug: a little different than friday. storms are showers
possible with a cold front friday but before then and after then, give it a chance to dry out here. let's get started with a look at time lapses. this is coming from a spacelab in frederick, maryland. nothingl for today, more than a few passing clouds. high pressure building and with a lot of sunshine in the forecast. theeratures will respond to full day of sun, reaching the 70's this afternoon in many areas as well. ands looking very pleasant 73 already in winchester. 63 in frederick. 70 now in the district on the campus of george washington university. 39 degrees this morning with clear skies in winchester. like itparts, it looks rained overnight. it did not. it was just heavy condensation. 41 is the low in frederick. it is that time of year with crisp and cool nights and warm, pleasant, and dry afternoons. 67 in upper marlboro. the winds are very light. all things are looking good
weatherwise. in fredericksburg, 63 in annapolis. 73, 74 for a high, a degree or so above average. who is keeping score? it will be bright and sunny and pleasant indeed. conditions slowly start to dry out. the satellite picture, we pick out a few details. that is what it -- this is what is left of the details. offshore, taking the rain, skies are clear, bright in south carolina with so much rain, it will take a long time for the water levels to drop and the grounds to dry out. we will keep an eye on the approaching cold front system on friday which may give us a scattered shower or thunderstorm. the futurecast through the day and tomorrow, partly sunny, partly cloudy skies to the day on thursday as well. then we get to friday and we will see if we approach the front and a possible shower.
57 with a few clouds seasonably cool. sunshine tomorrow at 77. that is nice. nextke you forward for the seven days. a 30% chance of showers or a thundershower briefly with a cold front coming through friday afternoon. looks good to me. temperatures in the 60's to about 70 degrees saturday and sunday and a lot of sunshine. the fair weather continues monday, columbus day. jummy: we like to see that. thank you. coming up, we are learning more about the huge powerball winner in michigan. the most important meal of the day is now available all day. details on that are comi
jummy: mcdonald's breakfast is finally here. all-day breakfast is the number one request from customers according to the company. mcdonald's says traditionally serving its many until telling -- 10:30 on weekdays and 11:00 on weekends. new details today on the big winner of the $310 million powerball jackpot. lottery officials identify the winner as a super my -- a supervisor name to julie percha purchased the winning ticket at the gas station in michigan. of 190 $79 lump sum before taxes. a lot of money can coming up after the break, doug is back with one
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doug: it is looking good. a lot of sunshine. 74 this afternoon and partly cloudy p or 57 tonight and we will warm it to the upper 70's with a lot of sunshine and fairweather clouds tomorrow. to the mid 70's and chances of a few showers with a cold front friday clearing on the weekend. i will update you at 4:00. jummy: have a great day.
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