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it is believed it may have been there since thursday. we will keep you posted. now first at 6:00, a man hild up at gunpoint says the call for help to 911 was turned away. the reason? the 911 operator said because he left the district while fleeing the attackers. that is a story you'll see only on 7. steve steve live with more on the -- stephen tschida live with more on the story. you spoke to the victim in the story. what is the latest? stephen: big changes. right now the d.c. police and the 911 call center are making changes to their protocol. this is because of a story you are about to see about an incident which took place on road island avenue 10:30 on saturday night. gun violence soars across the district. police say it will take the public's help to stop it. but a recent victim tried to alert d.c. police. but got sorry, not now instead. >> the police department doesn't want to hear about the
location of two people in a gun of ten minutes of when it happened is ridiculous. >> i think walking down the street here and about at the tree the two young guys fop stopped me and displayed guns. stephen: they robbed him. he kept his car keys. he rushed down to hyattsville and followed the d.c. website instructions from calls outside the city. >> i got a bureaucrat policy instead of someone that cared about stopping crime. stephen: a rep said the call-taker followed protocol but after listening to the recording the spokesperson informed us the call center director chris geldar and chief cathy lanier will put a new protocol in place tonight. if a 911 operator gets a call about a robbery or a crime:which is no longer in progress the call-taker will take the information and forward it to m.p.d. to follow up with the person who called. >> wow! that is incredible. i'm so glad. testament to responseive government and the police chief leadership. excited to hear that.
exactly how it should have been. stephen: the change to protocol for the police and for 911 operators is slated to take effect tonight hours after the 911 officials and the police officials listen to the call. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. leon: thank you. two suspects are dead after police involved shooting in two different part of the area within a matter of hours. first at a gas station in frederick called sheetz. the second near the border with maryland in northwest washington. in that case, a shoot-out erupted after they confronted two burglary suspects. one was killed and another in custody. 15 minutes before that shooting, maryland state police opened fire on robbery suspect on a crowded gas station. they campaign to the stolen survivor.
they crash in the state police. the troopers opened fire killing them. happening today, the police in baltimore are testing out the body cameras under a pilot program. 155 officers from three of the districts will be equipped with the devices. they have the body cameras in two years. freddie gray died in police custody in april. tragic mystery in st. george's county after two teenagers are found dead. the discovery was made this weekend. kevin lewis live with what they found from the medical examiner. what are you hearing? kevin: the medical examiner's office telling us that lyle farringer and india davis both died from stab wounds. they were high school sweethearts. india, they said committed suicide. however we don't know yet if
the boy in this case was the victim of suicide as well or murder. >> grappling with the loss of his son lyle. >> he was outdoorsman. we hunt and fished together. he wasn't just for fun. he was buddy. it's pretty devastating. kevin: lyle dated india for two years. last week the couple broke up. fast forward to friday. india missed her 10:00 p.m. curfew and lyle wasn't home by midnight. both sets of parents called police. next day a park ranger spotted the bright red minivan across the street from the park a few blocks from the home. inside a gruesome sight. both teens dead with wounds across their body. >> both were seen on friday at some point. >> police have a number of theories but are certain that no one else is involved. >> anything that happened
signed the van was between the two teens. in a matter of what exactly and how it happened is still looking into. >> both set to graduate in may. lyle attended garfield in dale city and india went to high school in manassas. >> everybody knows what happened. the teacher brought it up as well. >> he was a very important part of this family. he will be missed. kevin: to recap here, the medical examiner's office confirming both teens died from stab wounds. india davis, the m.e. says, committed suicide. it's still uncertain whether lyle was murdered or committed suicide, too. that is the latest from woodbridge. i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. leon: thank you, kevin. legendary radio voice has gone violent. ed walker died last night. three hours after his final episode of the big broadcast
aired. >> all these years i have been trying to play the music and the shows that i think you all enjoyed. tonight i want to turn things around a little bit. i'm going to do my favorite shows. this is my last broadcast. right now it's time for me to go. leon: how special for him to say that at that time. he listened to the broadcast from the hospital room. he record it in the same room as he battled cancer. he was the first blind student accepted to the american university. he spent time at abc7 and abc7 newschannel 8. walker was 83 years old. coming up on "abc7 news at 6:00". just ahead, the new guidelines from the world health organization that compares
part of your diet to smoking. plus, the race to make sure the government keeps paying its bill. many of the hill worried that the battle won't be like the one we have seen before. coming up next, why a helicopter landed a matter of feet away from the national mall today. >> i'm doug hill in the belfort furnite weather center. partly cloudy. pleasant right now. but changes on the way including clouds and rain. i have the timing when "abc7 news at 6:00" continues. narrator: for state senate, who shares our values?
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leon: a woman dead following accident at the u.s. memorial. she had a medical emergency and fell and hit her head and rushed to the office where she was pronounced dead. annapolis police charged 20-year-old max smith after a woman found sleeping on her chair in a living room. he told police he had been drinking and entered the apartment with a woman he met in a bar. that woman by the way was not there when the resident called police. the naval academy is aware of the incident and is investigating. the defense is starting the process of wrapping up case in the charles severance murder trial. today, defense attorneys brought up a possibility that a man named charles ross who bears a resemblance to
severance may have killed ruthanne lodato. police detective testified the investigators questioned ross and didn't charge him. today, they testified severance's writing advocated violence it does not indicate that he wanted to murder anyone. next on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- big part of many american' diet that now is said to be as dangerous as smoking. wet weather coming this way. the time it will arrive and how long it will stick around. erin: the redskins are off today enjoying the biggest come back win in franchise history. there is still a lack of consistency. will it be good kirk cousins
mostly sunny you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. leon: the state flag is no longer flying over the university of mississippi campus. today ole miss officials took down the flag which includes the confederate stars and bars. many of the students and faculty there called the flag divisive symbol. the stars and bars had been
part of a state flag since 1894. the flag was upheld in statewide vote in 2001. vote 2016 of, dr. ben carson widening his lead against donald trump in iowa. a monmouth poll shows carson polling 32% of the vote from republicans there. trump at 18% now. both trump and carson were dead even in the school's previous poll in august. there is a looming deadline on capitol hill that could affect all of us. lawmakers now have just one week to raise the debt ceiling or risk running out of money. now this is a game of brinksmanship we have seen before. this time around the senior political reporter the worry on the hill coming up. >> few issues motivate washington more than money. so the u.s. paying the debt so it doesn't default would seem a no-brainer. $18 trillion debt ceiling is stuck in place thanks to the political infighting.
>> it goes through a balance every year. because we can't figure it out in washington. how to control spending habits. >> complicating matters the search for a new house speaker increased part of the bickering and the mossturing over the presidential race. >> that is the dictionary definition of responsibility. >> this is a difficult situation to be in. >> economic institute pointed out how the past procraft rating took a toll. like in 2011, the last-second divergence downgraded the credit rating for the fist time. it could mean stop patients for the social security and the medicare recipients, global financial panic for stock and bondholders and even boost interest rate for home buyers. >> the president should say congress has given me contradictory imperatives. spend the money. don't spend the money for the
debt ceiling. >> adding to the drama, democrats want a clean bill and the republicans spending cuts. they are hoping to elect paul ryan the speaker this week. to save the day. >> treasury secretary wrote an on-ed to plead with congress to pass it now. owewise it's like going to restaurant, eating a meal and skilling out without paying a bill. scott thuman, abc7 news. leon: this is a sight you seldom see. but if you were in downtown washington you might have spotted president obama out for a stroll. he was spotted walking near the white house. he was out there along with the chief of staff and legislative direct katie fallen. on the way to a lunch date for the metropolitan club at 17th and 18th. a couple of blocks away from the white house. rare sight indeed. "7 on your side" with health matters now. warning from the world health organization. the w.h.o. says the processed
meat like ham and bacon can cause cancer. researchers say while the risk of colorectal cancer from the processed meat is small the risk increases the more you eat. eating large amount of red meat can increase the chance of certain form of cancer. the meat industry blasted the report saying other studies reached the opposite conclusion. good food is bad for you. not going to change habits around here. doug: we are in fine shape. a beautiful night. rain to deal with. nothing like we have shown you in texas. but it will average the rush hour to slow things down a bit. be forewarned. start with the time lapse of the h.d. weather bug camera. we will get you started with a day of slow clearing from north to south. this is a view from frederick, maryland, during the day. it's process and we cleared out nicely. we won't hang on to clear to the partly cloudy skies for
long because more clouds move in ahead of the rain that will arrive. 51 in frederick. temperatures elsewhere across the region. andrews chilling down to 53. culpeper at 53. 55 in frederick, maryland. we go through the overnight hours and we expect high clouds. that is about it. temperatures by morning. the upper 30's in the suburbs that are 40 to 451 in downtown. 42 by morning in upper marlboro and woodbridge. so it's not a huge story for us. but here is what it is. the circulation, a spin in the atmosphere. several days ago it was a powerful hurricane off the pacific coast of mexico. once it came inland it zapped all the energy out of it. the circulation in the atmosphere continues. migrates eastward. now it lifts north. bring clouds in. most from the gulf. briefly from the atlantic. the winds will increase out of the east. that is good for us locally in the metro area because this will force most of the heavier rain west. up the eastern slope of the
mountain. the good news for us, but not for there. there could be excessive rain in spot at the highest elevation but we are talking about two or three inches. for us, close to an. i of rain. by tomorrow morning the clouds will increase from the south and west. high pressure off the coast. helping direct the winds from the atlantic ocean. areas of showers will be breezy and cool. get to the steady rain tomorrow and wednesday morning. the moisture is pushed eastward or westward from the atlantic ocean it will force heavier rains west and north. the cold front will clear us out wednesday evening. we will be good to go after that. rainfall totals, we are taking you an inch for the system. more rain because moisture is pushed westward and lifted up the mountain. you see bright red areas there could be an area at three or four inches at the highest elevation. everybody else with an inch or less. the forecast tomorrow increasing cloudiness. the rain will develop in the afternoon. 58 degrees for a high temperature. through the next seven days
100% chance of rain on wednesday. clearing and breezy and mild, 70 on thursday. friday looks great. saturday, halloween, partly cloudy. chilly. sundays chilly, too. 65. the sun will set earlier than normal because we go back to an hour saturday night to eastern standard time. you will get used to this. i drive him crazy with it every year. leon: every five minutes you will hear that. get used to it. even all right. it's in my head. i won't forget. leon: we'd like to get used to seeing the skins on top every weekend. what a game! erin: it was. they are enjoying the come-from-behind win. talk about the cowboys. what is going on with that organization? a couple of players got in a shouting match. yep. could they be
announcer: and now the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. erin: washington's come from behind win on sunday versus tampa bay was a total team effort in all three phases of the game. while kirk cousins has been mediocre this season there is no doubt that captain kirk was outstanding sunday. he tied a franchise record joining jason campbell with 33 completions on 40 attempts and 82.5 completion.
can he be consistent? coach gruden: he has shown flashes of being a heck of a quarterback. and he has had times that you are scratching your head. the position is about consistency an getting better and better and better and showing us he has a right to be a starter. i think he has done that. we need to see more consistent from him and everybody for to us be where we want to be. erin: the real test will be against the patriots. now the redskins are improving but the cowboys appear to be imploding. dallas defensive end greg hardy who has gone in hot water before and injured receiver dez bryant appeared to get into an animated shouting match on the sidelines during sunday's 27-20 loss to the giants. after the game, hardy was asked what happened? he had this to say. greg: no comment. next question. no comment. next question. do you have a question? no comment. next question. do you have a question?
any other questions? no comment. erin: reminds me of, "i'm just here so i don't get fined." you get the point. he really didn't want to talk about it. moving on to a team who clearly does get along. the u.s. women's national team arrived in washington today to celebrate the world cup championship at the white house tomorrow. the team was meeting with the kids from the boys and girls club. there is no lack of excitement from the players when it comes to meeting the president tomorrow. congratulations to them. the 1-5 baltimore ravens are in arizona tonight to take on the cardinals on monday night football. leon: we will check out out later on. in the meantime you are checking out the weather. doug: rain moves in tomorrow afternoon. steve rudin has that and the weekend weather at 11:00. leon: st
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tonight, the eye-opening new cancer warning. hot dogs, processed meat and bacon, now put in the same category as cigarettes and asbestos. the world health organization and their new findings. dr. besser is stand big with the bottom line. how much should you and your family eat? breaking now. the new poll out. trump in trouble, slipping even further in the key first state of iowa. trump now attacking the polls, and his new comments tonight on religion. the driver who crashed into the homecoming parade. four people killed, including this 2-year-old boy. tonight, new details about the driver before the crash. the tourist boat sinking. 27 people floating in the water until rescuers can arrive. we're on the scene. and the invisible danger in your home. >> the house just exploded! >> tonight, authorities and the new warning after what this