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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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james brown. we are told that his journey started in raleigh, north carolina. we was ultimately headed to chicago with several stops along the way including here in richmond, virginia. now behind me, this is the patrol cruiser of trooper chad dermyer. it is covered in flowers and notes. this community grieves trooper dermyer's loss as well as offer support to the state police. 34-year-old james brown had a long criminal history in his home state of illinois including attempt murder gun and drug charges. authorities say when brown shot and killed 37-year-old trooper chad dermyer yesterday, at the richmond greyhound bus station, he did so with a .40-caliber beretta, semi-automatic pistol. a gun bought legally a year ago but not by brown himself. also found in brown's possession 143 rounds of unspent ammunition. >> it's troubling he would have a g.
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history that he has. able to travel on a bus line. >> dermyer was one of 16 state police troopers taking part in training at the bus station. as part of the exercise, authorities say dermyer briefly spoke with brown at which point brown pulled out a gun and shot dermyer multiple times. two state troopers nearby fired back at brown. he made it in the restaurant and later died at v.c.u. medical center. dermyer also died at the hospital. >> it's so close to home that it makes it even a little harder to handle. >> bus service resumed at the station this afternoon. markings from the shooting visible on the doors outside the restaurant. dermyer a michigan native and the former u.s. marine served with local police departments in michigan and virginia before joining the state police in 2014. all over richmond today, signs of a city grieving the loss of a respected officer and thinking most of the wife and two young daughters left behind. >> it breaks your heart. i can't imagine the pain that they
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jeff: authorities say james brown was not wanted by law enforcement officials yesterday. there were no pending charges against him. the state police saying that two other people suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident yesterday. 21-year-old woman from new york and a 47-year-old woman from north carolina. both of whom happened to be passing through the bus station. at the time of the shooting. live in north chesterfield, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: thank you. trooper dermyer is the 56th state trooper killed in line of duty according to the officer down memorial page. the last line of duty death for the agency was due to a car crash back in september. leon: pick -- jonathan: the pictures behind me, chad dermyer is the fifth law enforcement officer shot to death in maryland and virginia since february.
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overnight there was an officer in alabama in a shoot out with a suspect and the suspect later died. we want to know how often scenes like this are playing out. amy aubert joins us from the national law enforcement officer memorial in northwest washington. you found jarring and sobering numbers. jamie: absolutely. we spent today digging through the numbers and the stat provided to us by the law enforcement memorial fund. total number of officer deaths so far this year is up. that is a story we're seeing here locally. this is not the first time joe visited the national law enforcement officer memorial. he knows what it is like to have a family member killed in the line of duty. >> it's my mom's cousin. it's beyond words. they have destroyed families, not a person. >> thursday the family of a virginia state trooper going through the hardache.
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there, you forget how much danger they put themselves in. >> this is the fifth law enforcement officer in the maryland and the virginia areas to be shot and killed so far this year. two hartford county deputies killed in february. rookie officer ashley guindon killed in prince william county the same month. last month jacai colson killed by friendly fire. they saw four officer death, one a firearm related death. >> what is going on lately is just, it's ridiculous. >> in 2016, 16 alwaysers nationwide killed by firearms related deaths. up 129% from the seven officers at this point in 2015. >> you hear about the numbers and everything else. it doesn't mean a lot until you come here to see it. >> a memorial honoring those fallen. >> we don't have a right to shoot anybody, let alone a police officer. >> surrounded by numbers numbert some call overwhelming. is there nobody w
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unfortunately, there is thousands of them. now again that was given to us from the national law enforcement officer memorial fund. so far this year, nationwide we have seen 30 law enforcement fatalities so far this year. that is compared to 27 last year. life in d.c., amy aubert, abc7 news. alison: thank you. we are continuing to follow a developing story from northeast washington right now. where a big police scene there after a chase through prince george's county ended in the district. started with the reports of an armed robbery and a cell phone store in forestville. police say the suspects crashed into several cars in this chase. three are in custody. no officers were hurt. newspaper ven for accused of tab -- vendor accused of stabbing a person turned himself in. 50-year-old daniel brown chargedded with
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accused of stabbing a man in an argument at the end of yesterday's morning rush. then running away. jonathan: a frightening situation in springfield where a woman was attacked in an early morning hour in busy shopping center. it happened 6:00 wednesday morning on commerce street near springfield plaza. jay korff is joining us live. you spoke to the victim in this case. curious what she told you. jay: we talked to somebody through an interpreter. she was saying how horrific this was. so grateful she was able to survive this attack. she is hopeful the guy will be caught. as you are about to see in the story we have pictures that could lead to the identification. commerce plaza along commerce street in springfield bustles with activity on friday. shoppers going in and out of restaurants and markets are stopping t
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interest. police say two days prior around 6:00 a.m. a woman while walking behind the shopping center was grabbed by a man, pulled into this dumpster, robbed and sexual assaulted. a source tells abc7 news a passerby startled the suspect who fled. >> telling my employees now to come out in pairs when they take out the trash at night. >> the local restaurant owner spoke directly with the victim and tells us she is understandably shaken but hopeful the attacker will be caught. >> apparently out of nowhere some guy jumped out of a red car and attacked her. she said she didn't really, i mean she didn't have much chance to say anything. >> it's still dark out. i would be concerned at that hour of the morning to be out by myself. jay: charlene hartmann shops her often. >> as a woman it makes me extremely scared. be diligent to know the surroundings h
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credited to property manager who maintain surveillance cameras around the shooing complex. they captured key images of the suspect's red older model vehicle. take a close look. it has a sunroof. and grayish white body work on the driver's -- driver's side d. if you have seen the car with the distinctive body work the white/grayish patch marking on the driver's side contact authorities immediately. reporting live, jay korff, abc7 news. alison: the prospect of isis getting ahold of nuclear materials is, "one of the greatest threats to global security." that was president obama's message to world leaders gathered in the district. marci gonzalez has the effort to strengthen nuclear security. marci: protests outside of the nuclear security summit in washington, d.c. where president obama met with
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the last day of the summit focus on potential risk of terrorist accessing nuclear materials. >> it would be political, economic and environmental catastrophe with the global ramifications for decades. >> heightened concern that building a dirty bomb is likely a goal of isis and other terror groups after two of the brussels attackers used hidden cameras to secretly record one of the top nuclear scientists. >> it is a race against time. we need to do everything we can to prevent it.
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>> there so in doubt if the mad men got their hands on nuclear bomb or material they would certainly use it to kill as many innocent people as possible. there are concerns over the north korea nuclear program. marci gonzalez, abc7 news, new york. jonathan: for the second time this week the washington monument closed because of an elevator malfunction. the elevator came to an adoesn't stop at 2:30 this afternoon at the 450 foot mark. by a up there. it dropped off the visitors on top. the visitors at the observation level had to walk 897 steps to ground. spiral staircase. shut down on tuesday because of control board. problem.
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jonathan: plus, wicked weather ripping across the south. the damage left behind. and what we should expect here. and doug continues to track severe thunderstorm in the area. >> mayor muriel bowser announced no d.c. government travel to north korea. i'm sam ford. i will tell you why next
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mestic violence, and protect president obama's legacy. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message, because i'm on your side. jonathan: well, this is becoming a common scene in raleigh, north carolina. protesters, dozens or more, hundreds gathering outside the governor mansion and the state legislature. they are demanding a repeal of house bill ii. the legislation that excludes the lgbt community from state
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tonight d.c. is joining a list of governments protesting that move with the checkbooks. sam ford joining us live outside the wilson building with mayor bowser's message. if you start using your checkbook it starts to make a difference. sam: well, jonathan, the mayor actually signed this yesterday. it's called administrative issuance. which is banning the d.c. got travel to north carolina. and then she announced she had done it today in a tweet. the mayor tweeted it out just before her potholepalooza this morning. i signed an order banning travel to n.c., north carolina, for d.c. government employees. we stand with the lgbtq opportunity t community against discrimination. >> it is important for us to stand up. we think that good-meaning people and the values of the district of columbia require us to speak up when we see injustice anywhere
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sam: this comes after pat mccrory signed a bill some consider discriminatory against the gay and lesbian community and d.c. is joining a list of big cities ban spending money in north carolina. reaction to the residents of the tweet was generally supportive. >> nobody should be supporting a state that is so openly anti-lgbt. it's just wrong. >> i'm glad they are doing something and they are not just sitting in the face of oppression. >> does the city do a lot of travel to north carolina on official business? >> i would say so. there isn't a lot. but we would expect that people get invited to speak different places and go to different conferences. you name it. >> some question the mayor strategy as too harsh. >> i think it's a fine line. you know, either we are doing business or we are not doing business. sam: the mayor administrative issuance criticizes the north carolina legislature for issuing a bill that
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north carolina cities from offering any greater protection to gays and lesbians. reporting live from the john wilson building, i'm sam ford, abc7 news. alison: thank you. people across the southeast hoping for a quieter weekend after days of severe weather. this is one of several tornadod that touched down in mississippi. no serious injuries believe it or not. dozens of homes were damaged. there were damage on and around robins air force base in central georgia. this is video of the base in the height of the storm. look at that this morning. man! rough situation there. jonathan: that is when you see the video and you have to say to yourself i wish people would head to basement. you can get a flying car coming your way. doug: thatk loose like on the base. hangars there. there may have been no basements nearby. this is the prime time of year. alison: we have storms tonight. doug: a couple of isolated, heavy to severe
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get started with that. doppler radar moving north of the metro area. zoom in to give you a look at where the storms went. they have been moving at 55 miles per hour. they are just flying by. right now the last look at them here as they move through carroll county in baltimore county. they are going to zip out of there. be it hunt valley in ten minute or so. that is what happens when the storms move so fast it blows through. that will be that. we have a couple of other ing stronger at the moment. we will continue to watch that for you. temperatures are plenty warm. 81 at reagan national. 82 at leesburg and manassas. we were at 82 for a high today. if that winds up being the high temperature it's the first tame this year we have been 80 at all. the last time well were at 82 was september 28. warm trend. it's crazy about all of this is everything is temporary. big back to back temperature changes in store for us over the next several days. the winds, sustained winds of 24 mi
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25 in leesburg. 18 merrill wind at reagan national. the strong winds will blow warm air to town. we will be breezy overnight as well. the winds are going to turn direction more to the west. 68 in charleston. 59 in columbus. 52 in detroit.
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very cold temperatures. weekend outlook is 63. morning rain. afternoon sun. windy on sunday. highs in the 40's to 50 degrees. high winds indeed. we have in effect right now until early on sunday morning a freeze watch. late tomorrow night through sunday morning. large area of the county north of washington back to mountains and beyond. metro area not included. in the area, the temperatures will hit freezing or below freezing by sunday morning. another large area under a wind advisory or high wind watch. in this area including metro washington we could see the winds gusting 50 miles per hour or higher. here are the numbers. 63 tomorrow, after the chances of the morning rain. windy on sunday. and cold. highs in the 40 to 50 at best. monday we will warm up. but another even stronger cold front through monday night. will drop the highs in the mid-40's on tuesday. warming up wednesday and thursday. turning cooler again. spring ju
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get here and stay. back and forth. jonathan: didn't today feel like summer like, though? doug: 82 degrees. yeah. jonathan: good stuff. alison: okay. thank you. well, still ahead at 5:00 -- this story is unbelievable. a little girl run down by a bike and left in a full body cast. >> just going away. jonathan: wow! >> that is mean! alison: gosh. you know, rode away. what she says the man never did. and what police are now trying to figure out about the case. jonathan: first, though, big victories in the fight for a higher minimum wage. where the workers will be making the $15 an hour. and the effect that it could have around the nation.
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jonathan: washington monument county council mark elridge wants to raise the minimum wage to $15. they plan a minimum wage of $11 pant 50 next year -- 11.50 next year. mayor bowser seeking $15 wage for district. alison: so the raise for this area will be a reality in two most populist state. governors in california and new york sign off on a minimum wage race. first california and now new york.
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both state legislators are going to raise minimum wage to $15. >> ayes tv -- ayes 26 and noes 12. >> minimum wage would increase to $15 by 2022. >> the struggle is i have to choose between my child and paying rent. >> burger king worker holly diaz brought to tears. >> we can do right by the workers and advance the economy. >> new york increase regional. the new york city workers would get $15 in three to four years with the other -- other hikes elsewhere in the state. >> i don't see how it will help the economy get off. >> experts say it highlights a larger concern. >> this does not fix the
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america. >> we have people that don't have the skill to do the job. >> california governor expected to sign minimum increase on monday. there are causes. alison: a case in philadelphia. woman under arrest. but the reason for doing it has the people shaking their heads. >> hit-and-run bicycle crash on a popular path. the victim a little girl two will steal your heart. that story is
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. jonathan: got to show you something. adorable girl. the purple thing from her foot to her chest, she is in a body cast after being run down from somebody on a race bicycles, pedal bicycles. now police want to know whether the cyclist committed a crime. maryland bureau chief brad bell spoke to the girl and her parents and joins us. heartbreaking when you hear her story. outrageous when you hear what this guy
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brad: yeah. the allegation from the family is that he hit the little girl on the bike path around elk horn lake and got on his bike and rode away. you know what? the little girl can tell the story better than i. all things considered, 4-year-old kayleigh davidson is a brave little girl. she has been run over by a bike, ridden in an ambulance, spent the night in the hospital and come home in a body cast with a broken femur. >> i'll tell you how i got it. >> so she does. she and her mother and brother walked a popular path. they heard a bike bell like this. [bell ringing] a guy on a red racing style bike coming fast. >> he ran into me. brad: she goes down on the ground. sobbing. what does the bicyclist do? >> he didn't say anything. he didn't even say sorry. he just rode away. >> wow!
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>> i can't anybody so callous as to hit a young child and then just ride away. brad: her father jamie hopes the man on the red bike comes forward. the police want to talk to him but the spokesperson said officers aren't sure any laws were broken. >> i just think that he should take responsibility for his actions. no doubt that it was an accident. >> kayleigh doesn't understand any of it. she only knows she is stuck in bed trapped from the torso down. >> she wakes up probably every hour in the night. and just thoroughly confused and upset by the fact she is in a body cast and she screams and cries. begs us to take it off. it's heartbreaking. >> it feeling better today. because it tickled. and scratched. but it's feeling better. brad: you heard what she said about the bicycle rider who allegedly hit her out here. that is just plain mean. social media in columbia has gone
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has to come forward, it makes all of them look path. people using the path saying the bicyclist has to watch out and the bicycle riders saying the pedestrians have to look out. bottom line for her family they feel like the guy should have stopped and helped this mother who what an injured child, another little boy with her. she doesn't have enough hands. she could have used some help. in columbia, brad bell, abc7 news. jonathan: i don't understand. what is wrong with people? alison: that is awful. jonathan: you run over a little girl and you take off. alison: leave her there with a mother and another child. jonathan: somebody had to see something. somebody will come forward and say i know the rider. alison: i hope she is okay. jonathan: anne arundel police investigating two deadly pedestrian crashes overnight. alison: one is a case of hit-and-run that happened 6:00 this morning near the corner of central avenue east and loch haven road in edgewater. david decheubel was killed. he just turned 19 this week. police don't have a vehicle description but say it likely has damage to the
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side of the hood. and the windshield. jonathan: around the same time officers say a man walked into traffic on crane drive near crofton. the driver in this case stayed at the scene. police believe that the victim was 21-year-old canning. it may have been drinking at the time. the state attorney right now is considering whether to press any kind of charges in this case. alison: a baby kidnapped kidnapm a suburban philadelphia mall is back with the family tonight. surveillance video here shows a woman leaving with the 7-week-old infant. police say that the suspect befriended the family. wile they were all at the food court. the child's mother let the suspect hold the child while she was dealing with the other children. and police found the child last night. because the relative of the suspect called police. >> show them pictures and the poster and everything. thank y'all so much. for allowing me to get my baby back safe. alison: the suspect told police her own baby
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february. she said she felt like she was holding her own son again. and that she never planned on leaving with the child. jonathan: well, he is not giving up. former virginia delegate joe morrissey announced his latest political campaign he wants to be richmond's next mayor. morrissey served in the house of delegates from 2008 until 2015. re-signed after being convicted on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. the charges stem from the accusations he had sex with his receptionist when she was 17 years old. the two are now married. they have two children. he won re-election to the house seat and special election and gave up the seat for unsuccessful state senate bid. alison: ahead at 5:00, a muslim family kicked off a flight. they say it's racial profiling. but the airline says it is something else. we have the story straight ahead. >> hit behind my left ear and out of my mouth th
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damage. jonathan: also ahead for us tonight in 7 salutes the remarkable story of a marine that nearly lost his life in iraq and what he is doing now to but jamie raskin is 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.
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steve: i'm steve rudin. we are in the 80's now. big changes on the way tomorrow evening as a strong cold front moves through. wind watch. high wind watch will go into effect tomorrow night through early sunday morning along with a freeze watch. northwest of d.c. for colder conditions and wind conditions up to 50 miles per hour. look at the high tomorrow only at 63 degrees. sunday will be around 50. with wind chill factors in the upper 20's to middle 30's. stay with us. "abc7 news at 5:00" continues wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards.
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alison: the national marine corps is back open. big changes you will notice. two huge aircraft in the leatherneck gallery they call it. covers history from 1775-1976. construction underway will
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doubling in size to include history from 1996 to present. they will roll out the new exhibit through 2020. jonathan: that is great. alison: good stuff. buying a car before you have never seen it? the big buzz surrounding tesla's new car and how many people put down money on a car that won't hit the street for two more years. >> is it discriminatory decision? what is the reason? jonathan: the reason united says it kicked a mus they say character is what you do when no one is watching. david trone banned the box so people who've paid their debt to society could have a chance. and fought so hard for criminal justice reform, they named a center after him. and because education was his way out david offered it free to employees. and over 14 years ago began offering them partner benefits. evening the playing field has always been david's mission. in congress it'll be his job.
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it's how you live. i'm david trone and i approve this message. 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: arab american family of five heading for spring break vacation were kicked off a flight from chicago heading to d.c. we have both sides to the story. family of five on board the united flight in chicago bound for d.c. for spring break when the flight attendant tells them they will have to get off. >> i am going to ask that you step off the aircraft. >> why is that? alison: soon after the pilot comes to explain. >> is it discriminatory decision or because -- wh
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issue. alison: amy took the videos and posted them on her facebook page saying, "shame on you, united aligns for profiling my family for no reason and you how we look. my three kids are too young to have experienced this." the family says it started with them inquiring about the five-point harnesses for their kids. but the flight attendant told them she had no idea what they are talking about. the next thing they knew they were asked to leave the plane. council on american-islamic relations of michigan says it knows exactly what safety flight issues mean. it means billion guilty of flying while muslim. the executive director says in a statement unfortunately there is a growing problem on airlines of muslims being removed from flights when they cause no reasonable security concerns. this family has filed a complaint with the cou
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american-islamic relations of illinois. united says the family was rebooked on a later flight and it says united and sky west hold employees to highest standards of professionalism and have zero tolerance for discrimination. crews in d.c. are out in full force. finally fix pop holes that popped up over the winter. it's the eighth annual potholepalooza. and muriel bowser kicked off the event this morning and they will work to repair potholes in 48 hours rather than the normal 72 hour response time. let's get a check on how things are moving. friday afternoon. how does it look? jamie: get-away friday. much better on the stretch. 270. we had an earlier accident. literally just cleared away in the past 30 seconds. it was right here. it's really tying things up. it has cleared away. traffic is getting better. we move tot
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focus in on the northwest corner where we typically see the slowing in the 20's now. in the stretch from clara barton to the 270 spur. you can see this a pole down on the hunter mill road. at hunting crest. not until 3:00 a.m. will they reopen. route seven is the alternate. there is an accident near centreville road and in the district right now we are okay. but if you travel on the marc train, brunswick line and a 30-minute delay. signal issue at union station. the waze map closures are still in place. you can see the red and the white dot. this shows near the convention center. we still have all of this slowing around the d.c. area. heads fun you plan to travel in the d.c. using metro this evening. still chosed off at the m
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vernon station. back to you. alison: thank you. a look at what is coming up at 6:00 -- what's in the name of the law school. i will be named for a judge and why some students are not interested to pay tribute and rename the school. we have more on that. plus, one cup of coffee could lower your risk for a common form of cancer. the "7 on your side" health alert at 6:00. jonathan: well, tonight an abc7 salute. the story of a man at age 27 joined the marine. he was on his way to becoming a lawyer. but he decided he wanted to serve his country and he did. one day in iraq he did something to save the life of one and then the next almost cost him his. >> my whole outlook on life changed. october 16, 2006. that was the day that changed his life. >> we are on patrol that day. we were in an
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sniper killed a full of our marines. jonathan: one second ushering an embedded reporter to move faster to avoid sniper fire. a few seconds later the bullet missed his reporter's head but the next bullet. >> hit me behind my left ear and went out of my mouth to cause damage. the marines around me thought i was here. i'm only here because a young corpsman saved my life. jonathan: he has ptsd, traumatic brain injury but it's not where the story ended. it's where it started. he married his true love. his face has been put back together. in the recovery he got great advice from a friend. >> you should write something down. i took it to heart. i thought it's a better way for me to reflect deeply on my thoughts and on the leadership. if i put my thoughts on paper. jonathan: this marine also a lawyer, hung up his legal spurs and wrote a book. "my battlefield, your office."
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those promoted but don't get the proper training to lead. >> it was therapeutic. jonathan: in addition to that he travels the country to serve as inspirational speaker. the message he hope sticks is this. >> overcoming adversity. we are stronger than we think we are. jonathan: if anyone knows the life lesson of adversity it's lieutenant colonel constantine. he hopes everyone that reads the book will come away with understanding to manage and lead. i want to thank him for his time and his service to our country. if you would like to pick up a copy of the book you can find it on amazon. i hope a lot of folks do. a great guy. when you talk to things there is baggage there. he lives every day. he says he puts it in perspective. if you have a bad day and let little things get to you. alison: i bet he commands am radio.
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it. alison: incredible. what a story. jonathan: if anybody has an idea of 7 salutes reach out to me on the facebook page and twitter and e-mail me at the station. a lot of folks out there doing good. alison: let's get a check of the weather. doug: we have storms around town. east of interstate 81 thunderstorm complex. moving northwest. make a move to the northeast. arriving ahead of a cold front. we look at the spots where they could affect by maybe ten after 6:00. 6:21 in manassas. a little earlier. we will see the showers and the storms. we're don't expect anything severe. look at the numbers. riding high on the thermometer for the time of year. 81 in leesburg and manassas. and reagan national airport. 82 in baltimore.
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cooler west. the front has passed through. but there wasn't an organized area of storms. most of it is washing out. hang on to cloudy skies. but it might be temporary. you see a moisture to the south. we may get some part of the area rain tomorrow morning. partly cloudy. 63. stronger cold front tomorrow night. highs in the upper 40's to 50 degrees. freeze watch in effect north and west of washington tomorrow night. a high wind in effect for the metro area and beyond for the same time period. winds could gust sunday morning over 50 miles per hour. back to you. alison: okay. very good. jonathan: talk about baseball season. how about that? alison: yeah! robert: lofty expectations this season. jonathan: don't do that. just play. >> enjoy. jonathan: just win. robert: jonathan says just play. and win, too. home opener for the nats around the corner. they will host th
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double-header this weekend. scott abraham getting ready for exhibition baseball at nats park where little too much fun if you ask me. hey, scott. scott: hey, robert. you know spring has arrived when you see this, my friend. fans going through the turnstiles, open for business. the washington nationals back home after a very good spring in sunny florida. in a couple of minutes they will take the field to face minnesota in an exhibition contest. look at this video from earlier today. washington nationals taking part in batting practice. new manager dusty baker and the first year with the club. he knows the team can be special. dusty is a strong believer that success the team had in february and march will carry over to the early part of the season. >> great springs give you a great sense of the security and a great frame
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you want to win the first one out of the gate. >> we are not worried about anybody else. we just worry about ourselves and how we handle ourselves in the clubhouse and how we handle ourselves on the field as a whole. if we do our part and play our game we are tough to beat. >> there is no shortage of talent on this roster. exhibition game tonight and tomorrow. then the real deal begins monday. opening day in atlanta. reporting outside nationals park, scott abraham, abc7 sport. robert: this saturday is the one-hour nats special. countdown to first pitch. too touch more you to handle. 7:00 p.m. saturday on abc7. let's talk hockey. i have seen a lot of things thrown on the floor in a contest. tissue at basketball games. and even beer cans thrown on the field. this might take the cake. devils and panthe
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night. panthers would score here and then the fans start throwing rats. jonathan: what? >> on to the ice. the panthers mascot is trick the rat. that explains it. 20-year anniversary. so what a way to honor trick. the panthers were penalized twice in the third period. they were plastic. they weren't real rats. >> no. >> but yeah. and the panthers won that game, too. by the way, despite being penalized for it. jonathan: thank you. alison: we'll be right back.
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alison: one of the most anticipated car launches in a year. that is launching a lot of apple projects. tesla unveiled the model 3 sedan to rousing applause. the
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for half what teslas cost to this point. about $35,000. jonathan: 200,000 people put down a deposit even though it won't be on the street for two years. as we report, many put down the cash before they knew anything about the car. >> i got here quarter to 6:00 last night. >> hundreds stood in line. >> i want a tesla. >> for a chance to put down $1,000 refundable deposit on a car they haven't seen, hasn't been built yet. >> for the opportunity to get a car in a year and a half. yes. >> at the bellevue square tesla shop -- >> three hours. >> the line snaked over two floors and in the parking garage. at south lake union it wrapped around a block. everyone in good spirits. like james coy. who laid down a deposit for two. >> the first thing it's fully refundable. you can make your purchasing decisions in the next couple of years. >> one mod
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>> in the spirit of moment i pulled out my credit card and put down my $1,000 deposit. tesla will hold for at least 18 months until i can order it online. >> whenever you're ready click the big red button and order your model 3. alison: wow! jonathan: reporter involvement there. alison: see if he keeps it. the car has seating for five by the way. and a 215-mile range in between charges. jonathan: save money on gas. alison: yeah. that is it for "abc7 news at 5:00". right now at 6:00 -- new details emerging about the man who opened fire at greyhound bus station killing a virginia state trooper including where he was headed. >> plus, protesters have a direct message for president obama and other world leaders. i'll tell you what it is coming up. jonathan: then why some george mason law students are not pleased about the name of their law school or the acronym
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announcer: now, "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. maureen: we begin on storm watch as we keep an eye on the storms moving into our area. a live look at downtown d.c. chief meteorologist doug hill in the weather center. with are we in clear yet? doug: cloudy skies but we haven't had storms in the washington area. they have been north and southwest. check the storms south of warrington now. moving east/northeast. heavier ones north of baltimore out of the picture. ones to the southwest we'll monitor here. over the next half hour or so. there are two moving east/northeast. generally toward the western suburbs. with cloudy skies, we don't think they stand a chance of getting heavier. what is left of the storms are expected to get to the district. or washington, virginia, at this time. warrington in ten minutes. burke at 6:22. annandale at 6:27. overhead in metro washington 6:36 t

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