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announcer: 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] jummy: a live look outside. storms headed to the air. doug hill tracking at all. now inunshine right frederick and st. john's. 73 degrees. across the rest of the region, a few clouds
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especially north and west. more cloudiness in the areas inc. and south. we will get more sunshine, upper-70's, close to 80 degrees. late this afternoon, a cold front approaches. scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible. 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. is the best time frame. satellite and radar shows a break in the overcast moving toward our area. over the next hour or two, if you have clouds now, you will see the sunshine, temperatures pop in a hurry, and that we will monitor this front of showers. this is a cold front. there is the cold front location. we will give you a look at one of our computer models and take you through this afternoon, 4:30 showers topping at this point. they get stronger at 6:30 p.m.,
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area. what does this mean for the commute home -- weekend plans -- we will let you know. jummy: breaking now. in the last hour, police have identified the suspect accused in the shooting death of a virginia state trooper. police say james brown iii of illinois shot and killed trooper chad dermyer. otherwas killed by two troopers who returned fire. jeff goldberg his life with the latest on this investigation. jeff: the greyhound station remains closed right now. service expected to resume in about one hour. with this afternoon, about 3:30 p.m., virginia police will hold a press conference. we expect to get more information at that point. here is some video from the last statet the virginia police
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chesterfield, near the city of richmond. you see flowers on patrol cars, staff -- flags at half staff in honor of trooper chad dermyer. yesterday, 37 euros state police trooper chad dermyer was one of one dozen troopers taking part in a training exercise. authorities say chad dermyer gunman,iefly with the james brown of illinois, when they say brown pulled out a gun and shot chad dermyer multiple times. both chad dermyer and james brown were rushed to vcu medical center here in richmond. of these inside greyhound station at the time of the shooting, it was pure chaos. pops and everyone getting down on the ground. crawl," so icrawl, got on the ground, and he said you are going to run with me. i am not going to let you die.
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women suffered nonlife threatening injuries. one of them a member of attracting for bringing in university. she was on her way -- binghamton university. she was on her way to attract me. u.s.dermyer is a former marine. he leaves behind a wife and two young children. a candlelight vigil will be held tonight. much more coming up at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. we will be covering that throughout the day. live in richmond, jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. jummy: thank you for that report. another police officer, this time in alabama, recovering after a shooting overnight about 30 miles south of mobile. authorities say the officer and suspect exchanged gunfire. the officer underwent surgery, but is expected to be ok.
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this noon, we are following developments in overnight shooting in prince george's county. police are investigating this as a homicide. after 1:30 in the morning, a man was shot in the shady glen terrace 7000 block. police do not believe this was random. today is the last day of president obama's nuclear summit. that means traffic restrictions are almost clear. several rows are still shot down surrounding the convention center. they will not reopen until tomorrow at noon. tomorrow morning, the mount vernon metro station will be open. we have a list of street closures online at our website. had to wjla.com. new this noon, d.c. mayor muriel banningiting an order d.c. employees from traveling to north carolina.
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dissemination. several other cities and active similar bans, after the legislator -- legislature passed a law requiring transgendered individuals to use public restrooms that correspond to their gender at birth. it is the eighth annual pothole paloza. sam ford is live with the details. street are on brandywine northwest. using the people from ddot. the mayor has been here. there were a lot of folks here a few moments ago. they have been looking at the various ways to fix potholes here in bc. they have already fixed 11,000 potholes, and today they were demonstrating a number of the th
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bad on any place where they put salt on the roads, so that is what we are going to do, make a blitz -- blitz repairs from winter damage. ok, again, we are back here live as they are trying to back these devices in place. obviously, this is a bit more space where it is damaged. if you look to the left, you see this thing moving down the street. man is supposedly a one-man pothole fixer. it goes down the hole, puts the tar in the hole, and dumps rocks in the hole. anyway, clearly the city has dealt with potholes for a wild. they say this was not the worst year. the worst year was last year and the year before. this year was just sort of bad. the mayor says 11,000 have been fixed.
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city recovers from the winter of 2016. reporting live, sam ford, abc 7 news. jummy: we want to check on the rest of the roadways. jamie sullivan has the traffic watch this. starting with a delay on 95 in virginia headed southbound. we will mix in an earlier accident with a getaway friday. people heading south on 95. that is starting to build in approaching the occoquan. 395 northbound looks good. there is police activity at the on ramp to access 395 northbound with the right lane block because of police activity. working your way around the capital beltway -- clear in virginia. no problems through an end, continuing toward tysons, through montgomery county. a quiet ride for you traveling. -- ofsue we have in d.c. course, all of these closures to keep in
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convention center. a full list at wjla.com. everything started to last until noon on saturday. i want to show you some delays in maryland. on the ramp from the beltway to get onto 95 northbound. a complete standstill. that is just a short stretch from rob 1 in college park on 95. you clear out on cherry hill road. that is a look at traffic. jummy: starting today, metro passengers can pay for their life by using been called select -- using something called select pass. they can save on frequent and brief trips. it will be registered each month. chicago public school teachers are hitting the ticket like today, closing -- closing schools for nearly 400,000 students. they haven't working without a contract
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they say the goal is to fix the illinois state budget crisis and better fund schools. the city is opening contingency sites at churches, libraries, and school buildings for students today. close to home, a group of maryland student making history today. students from maryland international day school are getting ready to land in cuba. a private school is the first in the country as the group of students again to improve relations. john gonzalez was there live to test for the sendoff in a story you will only here -- see on number seven. john: a lot of excitement. a lot of see you later in spanish. the children were all under 12. three of them in kindergarten. headed to cuba for the first time. we had a chance to speak to them before they took off. take a listen. >> extremely excited to be a part of it. more excited for him to be a part of it. to go to schooal with cuban children, learn about the culture. his school is a span
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immersion school, so we are taking the full opportunity. john: when did you find out this would be happening? >> a few months ago. we started making plans to fly out. they have been really good in getting the details to get -- together. john: what are you looking forward to seeing there? questions to practice my spanish girl john: you know, the school plans trip to latin america every so often, but this is of course the first time going to that once restricted island. the students will spend one week attending classes in a cuban school. what a field trip of a lifetime. back to you inside. jummy: so exciting, john. coming up -- new developments in the race for the white house. voterw polls signaling backlash against donald trump, and the new battle being waged by democrats. and on alert -- millions in the path of severe storms.
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what is expected later today.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post:
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as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. announcer: you are watching abc 7 news at noon on your side. jummy: millions are bracing for severe storms today. this video is from mississippi showing one all four possible tornadoes that touchdown in the past money for hours. today, the watch shifts northeast.
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rci: today, more tornado watches in parts of the south after a night of this -- >> it is getting bigger right now. marci: at least four tornadoes touching down in four states. >> there were some tense flying off the top of the shop. the intense win in mississippi tossing this truck into a ditch. the 16-year-old driver rescued. hail pummeling parts of oklahoma and arkansas. the storms leaving messes like this. trees and power poles toppled. injuries were reported as parts of the soft brace for more severe weather today. jummy: all right -- so, here at
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some showers. doug: a cold front will come through this afternoon. there could be some thunderstorms, and isolated heavy thunderstorm, but clearly it will be further south of the carolinas. temperatures are plenty warm. it will get mighty chilly by sunday. let's start with a time lapse from the earth and space lab in frederick, maryland. 70 degrees there. cloudy skies earlier. look at what has happened to the course of the morning. drier air. it starts to work in. clouds break up. blue skies and sunshine. we will see across the region sums -- some clearing the next few hours. wind will be steady out of the southwest. temperatures will start popping. winchester, 75. 72 in hagerstown. reagan national, 70. look for it to become partly sunny, breezy, and very warm friday afternoon. upper-70's, nr
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continues out of the southwest. it will be gusty. the big question is what will happen with a line of showers and storms. the environment, and mysteriously, suggests there is a chance between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., some of the storms could pop. we think they will be individual storms, not lines, and there is a chance one or two will be happy. we had one batch of rain early this morning. that is offshore. there you see the brakes in the overcast. plenty of sunshine for a while. as the cold front crosses the mountains, it starts to interact with a low-level southwesterly air -- the warm air. that is where we will see showers pop and develop. futurecast shows by about 5:00 p.m., scattered thunderstorms possible through the region, even to as late as 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. we will remain on the cloudy side through the evening hours.
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-- they have a game tonight. the first pitch at 6:05 p.m. for a preseason game against the twins. it will be breezy, one. we cannot rule out the chance of a sharp. p.m.,s on abc 7 news at 4 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. we will have more to say on that. iter-40's, near 50, that is on sunday. showers and mild. 66 on monday. we'll be holding in the 40's. that is crazy for this time of year. 40's tuesday, and a slow worm of the rest of asked week. jummy: all right, slow but steady. doug: always something different. up and down. jummy: thank you for keeping us in the know. health a 7 on your side science alert on a scientific breakthrough on the zika virus. researchers are the first to determine the
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toward a possible vexing. the team also identified regions within the structure where it differs other viruses in the family to which it belongs. a paper detailing the finals was published yesterday in the journal of science. now we turn to the race for the white house. for the second time in as many days, a poll gives senator ted cruz a 10 point lead over donald trump in wisconsin. hours after meeting with donald thep at the headquarters of rnc, the chairman dismissed comments from the candidates that they will not support the nominee. he said he believes the candidates are posturing. with polls showing a close race on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are looking ahead to the new york primaries. each candidate is playing up their ties to the state. sanders was born in brooklyn, while clinton represented the state in the senate for eight years. senator sanders: secretary clinton has
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every one of these disastrous trade agreements. mrs. clinton: what i regret is they do not want to you the contrast between my expense, my plans, what i know i can get done, and what my opponent is promising. jummy: if the results of tuesday's primary articles, candidates will slip the state's 96 delegates. police in india have detained five construction company employees. rescuers say the chance of finding anyone alive is asked to impossible. officials with the company building the overpass could face homicide and breach of trust charges. coming up on abc 7 news -- a terrifying moment for a mother in pennsylvania. a baby of the from a mall -- how ♪ he's begun forgetting words. forgetting where he lives. but when the day comes when he forgets who i am,
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e said i love you we didn't use words. we simply held each other's hands. we still are. i lost my dad to alzheimer's. preventing alzheimer's is within our grasp. let's double the budget of nih and get it done. i'm david trone and i approve this message.
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the yorklifornia and are set to become the highest paid minimum wage states in the to raisereaching deals the minimum wage to $15 an hour. governor jerry brown says he will sign a law on monday. governor andrew cuomo in new york reaching a tentative deal last night. the increases would be phased in over the next several years. an incredible story here -- a baby kidnapped from a suburban philadelphia mall is back with family today. surveillance video shows a woman leaving with the seven-week-old infant. the suspect was a friend of the family. the child's mother let the suspect hold the child. police found the child several hours later. malika turner
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everyone that share the pictures, the posts, everything -- thank you so much for allowing me to give my baby back safe. jummy: investigators are not saying what led them to the suspect. she is now in police custody and faces multiple charges. meantime, a 14-year-old in washington state is being called a hero after he tackled the suspected shoplifter in a mall. thesuspect try to walk out door of target with more than $800 worth of agendas. a police officer spotted him and try to chase him down. that is one kevin stepped up and tackled the shoplifter. officer said they do not recommend citizens do this, but they did say that they think he would make a good officer. keep the umbrella handy.
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jummy: so, will we all see showers today? doug: no, but they will be scattered around. it is thursday afternoon. what do you expect. that was for you. jummy: april's -- april fools. doug: a chance of showers and thunderstorms should keep that in mind. chance of showers. shower south and east of the city in the morning it otherwise, much colder by sunday. jummy: already. we will be ok.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model,
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kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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