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or follow the wjla facebook or twitter feeds or download the stormwatch7 app for the tablet or smartphone. jonathan: right now a 4-year-old girl is laid up in bed in a full body cast after being hit by a bicyclist on a local trip. this happened monday on broken staff. maryland bureau chief, brad bell is live. you see her in the body cast. that has to hurt! what did she have to say today? brad: the story is gut-wrenching. the little girl was out here monday. it was a beautiful day just like this. this bike path in columbia. absolutely crowded. very popular. when she was hit, run down by a guy on a racing style bike. let me introduce you to 4-year-old kaylee davidson. look at this little girl. she is lying in bed and has a cast on from her chest to the tip of her right toes.
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her femur is broken. she is telling us today that she feels pretty good. but her father says she wakes up at night wondering on earth has happened to her. what happened to her, she was hit by a bicyclist. the bicyclist didn't stop. let's let her tell the story. >> i will tell you how i got it. it's actually, actually it's from a guy with a red bike. he ran into me. i jumped out of the way. my mom wasn't that quick. brad: so the bicyclist, they zig and zagged and the bicyclist and little kayleigh zigged in the same direction. the bicyclist ran over her. and what has happened next is really what has people upset. the bicyclist just got back on his bike according to kayleigh's mom and rode away. didn't even turn around to say sorry. so we will have more at 5:00. the po
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think a crime was committed. the family wants this guy to apologize. a lot of the people that use the park are just absolutely outraged. that is coming up at 5:00. brad bell, abc7 news. alison: outrageous indeed! we have new information in the death of a maryland boy. a judge in ohio says kurt flood is incompetent to stand trial. he is accused of killing cameron beckford in 2014. the 1-year-old's body was found in a bag in a creek. they are treating him at psychiatric hospital. the mother pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence. jonathan: police in alexandria are investigating the city's first murder of the year there. john abizaid found in the -- abrahu found tuesday night. police say he died this
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morning. they don't have a suspect but they are looking. alison: in the last 15 minutes, virginia state police wrapped up a news conference about a shooting that killed one of their own. we learn that there is surveillance video of the attack the killed trooper kentucky chad dermeyer. this was at a greyhound station in richmond. we are live with the latest today. jeff? jeff: we got a lot of information in the state police. the press conference is going on now. a lot of information about the suspect. identified today as 34-year-old james brown of aurora, illinois. yesterday he was carrying a 40-caliber beretta with 143 unspent rounds of ammunition.
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this was bought legally but it was not purchased by james brown. this is a photo. 34-year-old james brown died in the shooting yesterday. he has a long criminal history. the shooting happening at the greyhound bus station 3:45 yesterday afternoon. 2:45 rather. dermeyer one of the 16 state troopers taking part in training exercise at the station. they say that brown pulled out a gun and shot the officer multiple time. the officer and james brown was rushed to the medical center and both later died. you can see
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mr. dermeyer a former marine who leaves behind a wife and two young children. more now on the suspect james brown. >> i am con everyone ised that he is able to obtain a gun. we know that the gun was bought over a year ago. it was not bought by brown. it's troubling he would have a gun. it's troubling that he is out having history that he has. alison: there are many suspects about james brown and how he obtained a firearm. 143 rounds of unspent ammunition in his possession. they have looked at the surveillance video from inside the bus station. a lot of investigating to do with the particular crime. it's been revealed today two other women were injured in the incident yesterday. they have been identified. no
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but a 21-year-old woman from new york and a 47-year-old woman from north carolina. both just passing through that greyhound station yesterday. both still recovering. a lot more as this is a quickly developing story getting more information. stay with us. we have more coming up at 5:00. until then, live in north chesterfield. alison: another note. coming up at 4:30 today half a dozen other police officers in our area died in the line of duty this year. we will take a closer look at what is going on at 4:30. jonathan: now to a developing story where the police are investigating after a woman was attacked near a popular strip mall. this happened on commerce street behind the shopping center that has a trader joe's and a k-mart shopping center in there. jay korff is joining us live with the latest on the investigation. tell me they have surveillance
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investigation. jay: absolutely. we have great pictures to show you momentarily. but this horrifying scene unfolded where i'm standing. according to authorities wednesday morning around 6:00 a.m. the woman walking, she was grabbed and dragged in trash dumpster where she was sexually assaulted. thankfully a palaceerby startled -- passerby startled the suspect and the suspect fled. this is where the public can make a huge difference. authorities believe the pictures of the older model red vehicle lights on in one shot. sunroof. grayish marking on the driver side doors, probably body work had been done on the red vehicle. you are urged to contact authorities immediately. they certainly want to close this ca
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korff. alison: new information tonight after a stabbing at the addison road. the suspect brown is under arrest. he faces attempted murder and assault charges after incident at the addison road metro station yesterday morning. police say brown was there handing out newspapers when he got in an argument with another man. today, d.c. mayor muriel bowser is banning official government travel to north carolina. many grew this ban as discriminatory to the lgbt community. mayor bowser will discuss this ban at 5:00. >> you are going to fix your mess.
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and there are people protesting the law allison was talking about and they converting the bathroom to the unsex in protest. alison: some say the measure that would allow rouslious institutions, government employees and the businesses to deny services to people. based on personal belief. many fear the impact it will have on the hiring and the keeping employees. jonathan: breaking news out of the district that affects tourists in town. washington monument closed for the second time in a week and the national park service says it will stay closed tomorrow as well. kevin lewis joining us live from the national mall to explain why. this is a a big draw for tourists to enj
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people. the weather is beautiful today so there were ton of people on the national mall. a number of passengers stepped off the elevator to the small museum below the main observation deck. the lift malfunctioned. but unlike earlier no were trapped inside the elevator. they did have to help 86 visitors down 500 vertical feet of stairs. that is a lot of cardio. mom, dad, kit, relative all had the ticket in hand when the elevator broke down. jonathan: there was a malfunction in the elevator. >> they had to close and shut it down. they keep track of it on the facebook page. on the facebook page i
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monument elevators were functional, operational. and it's open again. we came back. it's gone bad again. i heard the bad news twice. kevin: while technicians are currently on site trying to sort out what happened. what caused this breakdown for the second time this week, the park service set best case enario it will reopen on monday morning. so a lot of tourists won't check it off the washington, d.c., to-do list. live in the national mall, kevin lewis, abc7 news. alison: now let's get to breaking news out of the district today. abc7 is on the scene after a chase that ended in northeast. started with an armed robbery at a cell phone store in forestville. once the responding officers found the car it took off. it ended north east. three people under arrest. several police cruisers were smashed.
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all the news. jonathan: a rough couple of day of weather to the south. alison: a look at that and a protest outside the white house. find out what brought the group to town coming up. >> first, this is one of the craziest chases we have seen in a while. see how it starts like any other and it ended in anything but a normal way. alison: and a bit of a smoother ride here. annual push to fill the potholes. after this winter's blizzard.
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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, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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alison: new developments in india where police detained five construction company executives after yesterday's deadly overpass collapse. at least 24 people died. more than 80 were hurt. the chance of finding anyone still alive is next to impossible. officials with the company building the overpass could face homicide and breach of trust charges. jonathan: this will come as good news because relief is on the way for the rattled nerves and the chassis across the district. i'm talking about the potholes. some of them are huge! as d.c. bureau chief sam ford reports the city has started potholepalooza. it started today. >> we are here
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block of brandywine street northwest. you can see mayor bowser shaking hands with folks and saying goodbye. they have had quite a time here today looking at the various ways to fix potholes. they demonstrated a number of ways. one involves people patching the pothole. another is an elaborate situation that you see the folks down here doing at the end of the block. there is a one man band pothole repair device. the mayor said they are going to be business. >> it's bad on anyplace to put salt on the road after the winter season. that is what we will do to make a blitz. blitz repair from the winter damage. >> so far the city repaired 11,000 potholes. it has more to go before it recovers from the blizzard of 2016. reporting from northwest washington, sam ford, abc7
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jonathan: in the news business we see hay-speed chases involving police. this one takes the case. go to miami. it starts like any other chase. cops on the guy's tail to get him to pull over or perhaps get in a position to do a pit maneuver. winding through the street of miami. running red lights. this is where it's crazy. he goes into a dead end. instead of stopping he tries to ram through the fence. he gets out of the car and you think it's over. he jumps back in the car and hits the reverse. there is a dog. the dog wasn't hurt. but he smashes in the car. then the dog goes in car to start bite the guy. another dog in the car. 4,000 police officers are waiting for him outside the car. they swarm him. i took 30 police officers to put handcuffs on this guy. they handcuffed him and took him away. watch how many officers are all over the place for this
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not sure what he was running from. there is unconfirmed report this is a murder suspect to get their hands on. alison: thought it would never end. all right, jamie. hopefully nothing that crazy today. jamie: you think it was a joke but it was real. nothing like that we are seeing now. this is slow traffic. take a look. fairfax county police department tweeted out the picture of an accident. the poll is down. it will not reopen at hunting hill road until 3:00 a.m. route 7 is the alternate.
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this is typical going north to get closer to the american legion bridge to continue in maryland. seeing the traffic to 270 bumper to bumper. look at the spur heading northbound. this is causing the traffic bumper to bumper continuing toward the lane divide. look at traffic. back to you. jonathan: get an idea what is happening with the weather. look at this. storm watch heading south. residents of new hope mississippi pick up after the severe storms yesterday. no one was seriously hurt. more than a dozen homes were damaged. you can't see if the funnel cloud touches down on the ground. if happens it's considered tornado. in this case it doesn't matter the damage was left behind. alison: this morning was georgia's turn to be battered by the weather. >> i'm meteorologist jeff cox
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they are suffering after round of severe weather and several suspected tornadoes. we are looking at heavy damage in twigs county, georgia, in allentown where several homes are destroyed. no injuries reported. >> it was scary. i thought we were going to get blown away. wife called me on the phone. then her phone went dead. i thought she was dead. >> another concern tonight flooding rain. many places have seen five inches of rain today and more expected to move through during the overnight hours. along with a continued threat of severe weather. alison: wow! jonathan: scary situation. alison: we are fortunate. warm. pleasant today. a little taste of summer almost. doug: last check reagan national was 82 degrees. jonathan: wow! doug: the first time we have been that warm this year. the last time it was 82 was september 28. spring is coming. but as soon as you take a breath of the warm air, remember you will be sheering here in 48 hours. let me show you why. let's get started.
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thunderstorms. we expected these. they were in the forecast. pretty much on schedule. right in place. ahead of a cold front moving across the mountains now. the thunderstorm activity is stretches over portion of frederick county maryland and southern pennsylvania. another area down here southeast of charlottesville. this one could have hail and damaging winds as well. we will continue to track the storms the next couple of hours. moving to the northeast ahead of the front. away from the area. bright sunshine here in the city area of washington. plenty of warm air to go around. this is a view from frederick maryland. temperatures are the big story. 82 in manassas and leesburg. 79 this fredericksburg. cold front coming in. satellite an
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sunshine showing up from north of richmond to new york city. clearing skies behind the front. we have to deal with the scattered showers and the storms for a couple more hours. going through the overnight hours we will watch for the possibility of low pressure to develop south. as that happens early tomorrow morning rain could purn back to part of the area. especially south and east of town. we are going to become partly cloudy and highs of 50 at best in downtown washington. there is a freeze advisory tomorrow night. freeze watch late tomorrow to sunday morning. the larger area now under a high wind advisory. a high
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posted for saturday to sunday morning. we could have the wind gust early sunday to 50 degrees. there you see it. up and down. the temperatures crazy. tuesday in the 40's for highs. spring is not here yet. jonathan: if you don't like the weather stick around it will change. doug: literally. every other day is something new. jonathan: coming up at 4:00 -- >> i got to know greg and i realized how great of a man he is. he would drop anything. jonathan: drop is the operative word. find out why yvette: i was running for my life. he was flicking matches on me... my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated. yvette: mr. ivey showed compassion. i felt like i could trust him. narrator: glenn ivey. as state's attorney, a proven leader.
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jonathan: this is cool. a whale putting on a show this week. gray whale. rolling around on the surf. look. it gets so close to shore it is rubbing the belly on the sand. the scientists think this is the whale's first year migrating from his mother. you know when teens are away from his mom for the first time they are reckless. alison: wow. cool to see that. scientists at university of iowa are taking a closer look at what might seem like a really
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they are struggling corral fossils found on a construction site in the midwestern state. they were made 300 million years ago when iowa was covered by warm shower. jonathan: wow! alison: incredible. jonathan: now we find out they had ocean front property. who knew? alison: coming up here at 4:00, inside and out. a look what is happening inside the nuclear summit in d.c. that brought protesters to the city today. scott: i'm scott abraham at nats park. they are taking on the twins tonights at the ballpark. you will hear from players and the expectations for the upcoming season.
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alison: virginia state trooper chad dermyer died after a man started to shooting at the greyhound bus station. he is the fifth officer shot and killed in the line of duty in virginia and maryland this year. amy aubert
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national law enforcement officers memorial in d.c. joins us with shocking statistics for 2016. amy? amy: they are shocking numbers. we spent data digging through today and it shows the numbers across the country are up. that is the same story here locally. according to the national law enforcement officers memorial fund at this point last year, the d.c. metropolitan area saw four officer deaths. one by a firearm. firearm related deaths are up across the country for the law enforcement officers. there have been 16 officers killed in firearm related incident. this time last year there were seven. that is up 129%. the family member of the officers killed in the line of duty, visitors and the
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here today to pay respects. >> we look at the name. everyone had a family. spouses, children, they were doing what they want to do. protect the public. >> according to that data, 40 law enforcement officers died this year. we will dig deeper coming up at 5:00. live in d.c., amy aubert, abc7 news. alison: this week's nuclear summit at the convention center was an opportunity for people prototest a variety of causes. some demanding an end to nuclear weapons. the two-day event is wrapping up. once they get the all clear the me
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jonathan: the final nuclear summit of president obama's term. he said that the u.s. must maintain the leadership role to stop nuclear prelive ration. >> -- proliferation. president obama: for the first time in a decade we are providing public inventorier to of stockpile of how they enrich urainum. jonathan: he said the iran nuclear deal is beginning to show results and hope lesson learned can be applied to the other situations in the future. alison: more rain could be on the way tonight. we have more of the forecast. doug: we have showers and the thunderstorms northwest of the metro washington. from winchester northeast. in the 80's and now cooling off with a storm in charlottesville
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thank mark richards took this west to see one of the thunderstorms passing by. not everyone will see them. you will see drop in the temperatures. 82 in manassas, leesburg, washington. 80 in baltimore. 81 at andrews air force base. the area of the low pressure move south and bring rain back in. it will kick out later. gusty winds and stronger cold front that will produce problems late saturday and sunday morning. freezing temperatures to the west. high winds. steve rudin back up. 15 minutes to talk about a high wind watch. a freeze w
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jonathan: thanks. weather cooperates tonight, the nationals will be playing their first game of the year at nats park. alison: yep. that is right. exhibition game against minnesota twins. scott abraham is live at the stadium now. it just opened a few minutes ago, right, scott? scott: yeah, the fans are filing in. spring is here. the sun is shining. washington nationals are back home for baseball. a pitching contest tonight against the menz twins. minnesota taking batting practice before the game. the season opener is monday in atlanta. early i spoke to players in the clubhouse. this is a confident group. >> in spring training we were clicking well. this is building off of the momentum.
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>> what we have to do this year. every game is as important as the other one. it sounds cliché. this is the goal. concentrate on the day. do whatever we can to win the game. scott: don't forget, my friends, we have a half hour nationals special for you tomorrow at 7:00. check out the countdown to first pitch. right here on abc7. great night for baseball so far. nationals-twins set to go at it, at 6 cron -- 6:05, opening pitch at nationals park. reporting from nationals park, scott abraham, abc7 sports. jonathan: thanks. alison: have a good time. jonathan: i'm so jealous. you can get a preview of what the new park is this year as what is going on inside. search nats park at for that story. alison: now baseball fans all over the country getting ready to
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but one of the most passionate and the probably oldest fan out there lives in a convent in kentucky. her name is sister mansuetta martina. 102 years old and she loves the cincinnati reds. >> todd frazier. he was my favorite player. >> why? >> for the last couple of years. he's a real gentleman. a wonderful player. alison: sister joined st. ann con vent along the ohio river in 1931. she taught for 30 years and went to red games on school trips. she hasn't been to the park in year but she follows the team religiously. she hopes she lives to see the reds win another world series. jonathan: i have to believe after this story guess out like that, the reds will do the right thing. bring her to the park. give her a
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her watch a ballgame. let her throw out the opening pitch. alison: that'd be great. jonathan: adorable. coming up for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- on the way. where the local students head on trip of a lifetime. alison: but first -- >> make it even better with bubbles. alison: from an all kids section to word that trader joe's is closing? we have a look at the best and the worst on this april fool's day. yvette: i was running for my life. he was flicking matches on me... my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated. yvette: mr. ivey showed compassion. i felt like i could trust him. narrator: glenn ivey. as state's attorney, a proven leader. in congress, he'll combat domestic violence, and protect president obama's legacy. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i
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because i'm on your side. 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, to move the ball forward."
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jonathan: anyone out there carrying an engagement ring in your pocket you can get nervous. >> i was nervous about the whole proposal. was i going to fall down? was i going through all the possible things that could go wrong. or i'd get tongue tied. jonathan: man, like a self-fulfilling prophecy. he should have thought more positive. he is from alabama and set to propose to sar a ra, ring in pocket, speech prepared, everything set to go and he went down on one knee on a pier in mobile. you know the rest. alison: oh, no! jonathan: don't you hate when it happens? alison: no. jonathan: the ring fell out of the box.
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the bay. >> first thing was did that just happen? >> yeah. definitely the first. >> we are thinking that we just saw some splash, this was not real. jonathan: greg's first instinct was to jump in water to try to find it but it didn't go well. the best man had to pull him out of the water. dripping wet they went back to the jewelry store and bought a new ring on the spot. he said they plan to get married some place with no water nearby. that is a good decision. alison: his face in the video was like -- jonathan: c'mon, put up $100. everybody with a scuba tank. go find it. alison: what a story. jonathan: did you fall victim to the april fools' day prank? alison: plenty floating around. cheesecake factor
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nacho flavored cheesecake. nod to "star trek" -- jonathan: it sounds good. alison: really? the smithsonian air and space museum had a treat about the treble breeding program. jonathan: e-surance thought it would be a good idea to offer homeowners insurance policy to pay for a move to canada in november. >> now more than ever it's important to have a smart policy to protect your phone in the event you abandon it for the next four years. yahoo! pushed out a story saying trader joe's was going out of business. not even attempt was a success. google started to off drop mic on the e-mails last night. alison: this is billed as a way to respond to a thread and hide the rest of the conversation. pushing it would add an animated character from the minion movie to drop a microphone. to the end of your message. jonathan: the folks who
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started complaining when they didn't catch the change. and use the button to send something professional. i didn't go so well. google says it's sorry and they pulled the button this morning. there is that. alison: elaborate. jonathan: any good ones? anybody pull one on you? alison: not this year. not yet. jonathan: you did it last year to your husband. alison: last year i was pregnant and i told my husband i was going into labor. "what?" i said april fools. he was not happy. coming up at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- we will tell you what forced the teachers out of the classroom. time magazine called chris van hollen
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jonathan: in chicago, public school teachers walked off the job today. they are picketing for better education funding. chicago budget situation is an absolute mess. public schools playing a big part in the mess. public schools in the city face $1.1 billion deficit for next year. the gor calls for cuts and call today's strike shameful. the budget is a mess. school teachers there walked off again for a day.
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to go. alison: earlier in week, rather earlier this week we introduced you do a group of local students who were trying to get a chance to visit cuba. right now, they are there. john gonzalez is with them at the reagan national airport before the flight lifted off this morning. in a story you will see only on 7. >> it was exciting. we were hearing see you later in spanish. the children, three years old, three in kindergarten headed to cuba for the first time, of course. we had a chance to speak to them before they took off. listen. >> extremely exciting to be part of it. more exciting for him to be part of it.
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>> when did you find out it was happening? >> a few months ago we doesed it around the school. good at getting details together. >> what do you look forward to seeing and experiencing? >> the school in fort washington plans to do this every so often. this is the fist time to go to the once restricted island. the students will spend a week there attending classes in cuban schools. what a field trip of a lifetime. back to you inside. jonathan: there is a plan to rename the george mason school of law. >> it will soon be the antonin scalia school of law. coming up at 6:00 we will tell you about a multimillion dollar scholarship that comes with a name change and you will hear from emotional
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jonathan: happy friday. it's finally friday. weekend is upon us. if you look for something fun to do. yeah. kidd o'shea has great ideas for you. kidd: happy april fools' day. get the franks out of your system -- pranks out of your system. d.c. is buzzing this weekend. brats and beer, baseball season is here. the nationals play the final exhibition game. season opener is thursday 4:05 versus the marlins. go get tickets now. go fly a kite. tomorrow is a cherry blossom kite festival. it's a fun event. it's free. this year is extra special. 50th anniversary of the kite flying on the national mall. our very own eileen will be there as well. if you can't stop thinking about the netflix series "making a murder," the defense
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talking about the warren theater tomorrow talking about his case and american justice system and open it up for a q&a portion as well. that's interesting and starts tomorrow at 4:00 and 8:00. whatever you decide to do this weekend i hope you have a great weekend. i'm "good morning washington"'s kidd o'shea. jonathan: i think you still have time for the kites. it's beautiful down there. alison: i heard the alarms going off. steve: exactly. newly issued thunderstorm warning north of the district for part of frederick county until 5:15. we will take you in now to show you what it looks like closer in. this storm is trucking. moving to the northeast at 55 miles per hour. the areas now, read this off to get everything in there for you. central carol county and northwestern howard county. southeastern washington county in maryland. northwestern mop mon county. southern frederick county. northeastern loudoun county. once again so 5:15.
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strong storms to continue to move toward the north and the east. this right here is one for you. this is off frederick now. in the clear. look for the conditions to slowly improve for you. widen this out a bit for you now. to see around the capital beltway. no problems at all. this is a line that we accurately discuss yesterday coming in the afternoon hours. could have gusty winds. that is what we are seeing now. for most of the area, to the south of us. no problems at all. head further north. that is where the problems are now. with the severe storm warning. like i said, gusty winds moving very quickly toward the east. at around 55 miles per hour. in the storms you could find the heavier downpours. a little bit of lightning. once again until 5:15. 25 minutes to go. this is one cold front. another cold front, stronger one is on the way. we move through tomorrow night. likely to bring us another round of the
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as the frontal system moves through the winds will pick up and much, much colder air will funnel across the area. we have a wind advisory. wind watch for the overnight hours tomorrow night to early sunday morning. it includes the immediate metro. all the area shaded in yellow. more on the severe thunderstorm warning in a few minutes. head over to jamie sullivan for update on traffic. jamie: a few problems, steve. i want to begin with what we are seeing as far as delays. we have congestion in quite a few areas. part of that is due to the accident. 270 northbound on the spur. right at democracy boulevard. you can see the left shoulder taken out. everyone bumper to bumper as you try to get by. we have a disabled vehicle southbound. take a look at the maps. i want to talk about heavy this is. single digits. we are used to seeing volume. this is heavier than what we typically have. slowing on the beltway. then the closure we have in vienna on hunter mill
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this will be closed for 3:00 a.m. the best alternate is to use 7. a look at the waze map, downtown, red to see at the closures. keep in mind around the convention center. back to you. jonathan: all right. coming up next for us on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- not everyone item on the shelf is a winner. we will help you sort
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s the only democrat for congress o's authored landmark ogressive laws -- marriage equality, equal pay for women, green maryland act, assault weapons ban, and more. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. he was flicking matches on me... for my life. my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated. yvette: mr. ivey showed compassion. i felt like i could trust him.
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john: it's spring in the d.c. area. many people are heading to lowe's for flower, gardening supplies. you should know what to buy and not to buy at the big box stores. hardware stores, sears, home depot and lowes are overflowing with the patio furniture, grill and spring flowers at good quality and good prices. but a new report says there are some things you should not buy at home depot or lowe's. among them cleaning supplies. often cheaper at wal-mart or
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home decor. better prices and selection at home goods and t.j. maxx. small kitchen appliances. you will find more at better prices at target and wal-mart. from the doesn't that stink file, what is often the worst deal at the home improvement stores batteries. grab some without checking prices and you might say doesn't that stink? market watch found duracell a.a.'s were 30% less at wal-mart and costco. get to know your local garden center and they may match what you find at lowe's and home depot. so you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese. abc7 news. alison: tonight, law enforcement in the line of fire. abc7 looks at the local tragedies to see how they compare to a national trend. a 4-year-old goes for a walk with her mother and ends up in a body cast. >> he didn't say sorry. he just rolled away and
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simple request. cutting ties. why d.c.'s mayor told north carolina we won't be visiting anytime soon. >> now "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: first tonight the warm sunshine we have enjoyed today is giving way to storms in the area. alison: our chief meteorologist doug hill is tracking it for us tonight. what is the latest? doug: a couple of storms turned severe. we have a cluster of storms northwest of the metro area. a little orange box you see is an area under severe thunderstorm warning for 15 more minutes. stretching now from jefferson, maryland, through frederick. southeast of there. racing northeastern toward eldersburg and carroll county, maryland. otherwise only a few additional showers are expected with the cold front through the everything hours. some of the storms could have hail. a lot of lightning and winds that in time will gust to over 55 miles per hour. there is a time line, damascus it will be moving through. lisbon,
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15 minutes. temperatures are another big story. 82 is the high at reagan national. low 80's. you have to love that. enjoy it while it last. big changes are coming. the strong southerly winds in southwesterly winds to make it warm will eventually turn northwest later in the week and bring in unseasonably cold air. we will talk about other watches and the advisories in the weekend forecast in a few minutes. alison: thank you. the man accused of killing a virginia state trooper yesterday in richmond was on his way to the district. that detail just part of the new information that is coming to light today. tonight we have team coverage. amy aubert has more on the sudden spike in police shootings in the area. but we begin with jeff goldberg live at the state police headquarters outside of richmond with details on the trooper chad dermyer and the man accused of killing the young officer. jeff? jeff: well, alison, a press conference wrapping up 45 minutes ago. we


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