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>> from abc 7 news, this is a breaking news alert. jummy: an arrest warrant has been issued for serial rapist bill cosby. he is facing charges for drugging and raping a woman 12 years ago. good afternoon. more than 50 women have come forward accusing bill cosby of rape.
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but until now, none have been able to get their cases heard in a criminal court. prosecutors announce for the first time since bill cosby has been accused of drugging and raping dozens of women over decades, he will be arrested on charges in one of those cases. >> mr. cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault. this is a felony of the first degree. to charge himn comes one month before the statute of limitations would have expired in the allegations brought by andrea constand, the former temple university employee who says cosby assaulted her at his pennsylvania mansion. >> on the evening in question, mr. cosby urged her to take pills that he provided her and to drink wine. the effect of which rendered her unable to move. or respond to his advances. >> years ago when she first reported the rape, prosecutors
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decided there was not enough evidence to pursue the case. she settled in civil court. prosecutors reopened the criminal case based on new evidence, including incriminating statements cause be made in a 1000 page deposition released for the first time this summer. in it, he admitted he had given quaaludes to women but insisted it was consensual. >> our team reviewed the investigation. we interviewed some of the witnesses, examined evidence from the civil case and information from other victims. >> the victim's attorneys have released a statement on her behalf. she thinks the investigators and says she will not comment further. -- she thanks the investigators and so she will not comment further. jummy: millions are dealing with the devastating flooding impact. as the mississippi river is forecast to crest at its highest level in history. elizabeth hur is in missouri. >> even though the rainfall has
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stopped, rivers are still swollen and rising. louis arch,nic st. the mississippi river has spilled over its banks. residents have been evacuated and haven't seen flooding like this in 20 years. >> in 1993, we had weeks notice. this time it just popped up. >> nearly 600 roads and highways are closed. entire neighborhoods cut off. this mcdonald's surrounded by floodwaters almost to the roof. this gas station nearly submerged. across the state. businesses and homes underwater. up reallyer has come fast. >> some storeowners decided to try to save whatever they could, but they were no match for the rising water. >> we tried to get everything out. we got what we could. >> and now, a new concern. this water plant has stopped operating.
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it is now spilling raw sewage into streams and rivers. >> we expect this plant will be flooded completely before the event is over. >> it's a race against time. the rivers have encrusted yet. haven't crested yet. >> we're going to get through it. >> officials say several rivers will reach their highest level in decades. we have at least nine feet of vertical water coming. jummy: snow in the midwest and northeast still causing problems for air travel. than 500 flights have already been canceled today nationwide. the worst delays right now in chicago and atlanta. at o'hare international airport, more than 50 flights have been canceled. , the fog is starting
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to move out. we're expecting some rain in the late afternoon. doug hill is here with a look at the forecast. doug: the best chances for rain will be south and east of the city. cloudy skies right now. let's give you a look at the national harbor. just cloudy. i don't think we will see much sunshine at all today. temperatures are mild. i keep forgetting we are here at the end of december. 54 at reagan national. a little cooler to the north and west. cloudy skies. showers possible. we are tracking rain across the carolinas and coming across the virginia line. we are anticipating most of this should stay south and east of the metro area. futurecast kind of confirms
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this forecast. by this evening most of the rain should be south and east of town. we think everything will move out and skies will hear. we will be in fine shape by tomorrow morning. partly. sunshine during the day. late tomorrow night at midnight, skies will be partly and temperatures will be in the upper 30's. jummy: let's get over to jamie sullivan with a look at the roadways. really niced a morning without any big problems as far as delays. that has changed. this is our traffic on 95 southbound. you can see traffic really inching along. we are at a bumper-to-bumper standstill. this is for about 10 miles. delay starts out of the
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springfield interchange. we are in the teens. this is a 10 mile stretch. car hit a tanker truck. that is why we are so heavy. 395 is clear. capital beltway in great shape. no problems in virginia. a little bit of slowing in d.c. breaking. d.c. mayor muriel bowser just signed a bill approving police body cameras in the city. she says they will increase accountability and improve police relationssó with the community. john gonzalez is live outside the wilson building. john: it's going on right now. that signing ceremony to make this d.c.'s newest law.
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stepped out of the ceremonial room, a very symbolic moment where the mayor spoke for a few minutes and then sat down and signed this into law with different pens. essentially touting this as one of the more innovative but transparent laws in the country, saying that it will protect people's privacy but it will be able to add accountability to different cases. many of these cases we have been seeing around the country with police officers murdering citizens. the mayor has now signed into law this new bill that puts 2700 $5 million to equip of the city's 3700 police officers with these body cameras. the video you are seeing was released just two weeks ago. the pilot program started last october. that is the video from the alonzo smith case. a school teacher who was detained and handcuffed by
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security guards in november. that case was later deemed a homicide. moments ago, the mayor signing this into law. take a listen. >> we know the body cameras make our community safer and stronger. they increase accountability among all parties involved in public safety interactions. they improve police services and they help us create an environment of trust between police officers and our community. john: initially the mayor didn't want the video to be made public. but because of d.c.'s open records law, the city council voted on this last month unanimously. and they voted against the mayor's idea to keep the video private. so the only private video that will be shot by these body cameras will be crimes that are committed inside homes such as
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domestic violence cases or sexual assault cases. to best will be open viewed by the public eye. the law goes into effect essentially this afternoon. jummy: thank you for that update. search crews are combing the potomac for a possible missing duck hunter. natural resources police found a boat near fort washington, but no boater. sam sweeney is that the search site with what investigators say is so strange about this case. the sam: good afternoon. the search continues here on the potomac for that possible missing boater. multiple agencies are out on the water. each of these is treating this as an emergency. take a look at your screen. yesterday a boat loaded with hunting gear was found on the side of the river with no one on board. nearby, a life jacket was floating in the water.
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say officials are searching for a possible missing boater is because there are no reports of any missing persons. all marinas and hunting clubs around this area say their people are accounted for. also the items inside the boat would normally be removed if the person were docking the boat for an extended. period of time. right now the best case scenario and boater beached his boat then left with a friend or family member in another boat. 48 and 50 is between degrees, making it nearly impossible for someone to survive it for more than a few hours. search crews want everyone to look at this picture. se boat thiswho's boat thi is, give them a call. i'm sam sweeney. up on abc 7 news
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at noon, staying put. new development in the case of the so-called affluenza teen. why mexican officials say he won't be deported just yet. and precautions being taken ahead of the new year's eve celebration. is this your wedding ring? the strange place it was found and why it is believed to belong to someone in our area. doug hill is tracking rain in the forecast
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jummy: this news just in. ethan couch and his mother have temporary state against
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extradition back to the u.s. from mexico. video shows the affluenza teen before his capture in puerto vallarta. he is accused of violating his probation for a drunk driving crash that killed four people. his lawyer suggests -- successfully argued that he was too rich to know right from wrong. -- once again in hot water for spying on foreign leaders. the nsa snooped on benjamin netanyahu and his advisers when they visited the district. israel tried to undermine a nuclear deal with iran. paul ryan is currently looking into the issue. to the war on terror, police in turkey foiled a new year's eve attack i isis. saycials in that country two suspects were planning suicide attacks in the country's capital and they are in custody. the chief prosecutor's office says they are both turkish
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nationals and they are detained in a house rate. police found suicide vests armed with bombs. mayor saysty's security for tomorrow's celebration will be extraordinary. more than one million people are expected in times square to watch the ball drop. law enforcement isn't taking any chances after terrorist attacks in paris and san bernardino. >> new york is ready. we are the best prepared city in the country. we know how to do big events. we have shown time and time again. there was real concern for the thanksgiving parade. we had the biggest attendance we have ever had and an extraordinary nypd presence. jummy: police say every spectator will be screened by hand at least twice. and we are tackling the issue of terror in america at a special townhall roundtable. your voice, your future. terrorism at home. watch it tonight on news channel 8.
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time to get a check of the forecast. most of the rain should state to the south and east of the immediate metro area. mostly cloudy. the weather starts improving for new year's eve. pretty pleasant weather. it will get colder. let's start with a time lapse. germantown in the fog this morning. sure we are going to see any sunshine. it will stay cloudy. temperatures are comfortable in the low to mid 50's. 54 on the campus of gallaudet university. in ashburn. temperatures are cooler but not that much colder to the west.
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33 in chicago. 71 on the outer banks. 66 in raleigh. 64 in charlotte. it is a warm springlike weather pattern for the carolinas. this will pretty much bypass the metro area. the best chances will be to the south and east. georgia and south carolina and florida are all enjoying record-setting warmth and sunshine. afternoon around 6:00, most of the rain south and east of the city. clearing skies overnight. by new year's eve, skies will be
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partly cloudy temperatures in the lower 40's. that's our forecast. 42 at midnight. the first day of 2016, partly cloudy, 46. get used to wearing extra layers of clothes. it will turn chillier. 56 today with a 40% chance of rain. partly cloudy and 55 new year's eve. new year's day, increasing sunshine. a little bit of a warm-up with dry weather continuing through monday and tuesday. we will see what happens in january. i wouldn't want to make a bet right now. quarter in my pocket, i would flip it. search is on. a new york woman is trying to reunite a wedding ring with its owner. it was in the pocket of a pair of jeans shipped from a local
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store and presumably lost on a shopping trip in virginia. jeannette reyes has the latest. jeannette: all this woman ordered was a pair of jeans, but she got much more than that. she also got a wedding ring. and this afternoon she's hoping to find its rightful owner. jean ordered this pair of jeans from neiman marcus for her husband as a christmas present. the package arrived yesterday at her home in new york city. jeans onand tried the genes and found this wedding ring. it is either white gold or dateing silver with a engraved on it. they were shipped from name is marcus at tysons mall.ria >> i know how important this is for somebody. i really wanted to find the owner.
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tellstte: neiman marcus me they were just made aware of this. they are working to find the owner of this ring. jean says she hopes this will be a late christmas present for the owner. jummy: i hope someone knows who that belongs to. coming up, the charges filed against former glee actor. plus, who a 911 dispatcher many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water. and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleanining with polident everyd. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes,
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killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria.
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jummy: a former star of the tv show glee is out on bail, charged with possessing child pornography. mike solly was arrested -- mike
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starling was arrested -- mike salling was arrested. he was released on a $20,000 bail. a 911 dispatcher in georgia wants people to know he was just doing his job. he pretended to be a woman's boyfriend when she called 911, saying she was being sexually assaulted. wanted herr said he boyfriend to hear what was happening. while on the phone with her, he sent officers to the scene. arrestedarrived and the attacker. coming up, doug
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jummy: some rain headed our way this evening. doug: south and east of the city. most of us will stay dry. new year's eve looks nice. we will finally get some sunshine. a very pleasant weekend for the beginning of 2016. highs in the mid 40's. a slow modest warm-up expected for next week. jummy: thank you for joining us. be sure to watch abc 7 new
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