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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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80's today. but they are falling as a cold front moves in tonight. with the cold front we will see area of low pressure develop early morning to bring part of the area rain overnight to early tomorrow morning. 48 to 56. more big changes in the weather. we will highlight that in a few minutes. maureen: thank you, doug. stay connected to the strong watch 7 weather team and get alerts when severe weather moves in. you can follow us on any of the social media platforms. go to wjla.com to sign up for text alerts to be sent to your phone. there are new details on what happened when a man opened fire at greyhound bus station. he killed trooper chad dermyer. we have the late tend criminal history of the shooter. kevin: that is the state police trooper of chad dermyer. all day today people have been dropping off
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grieving the loss and offering support to the virginia state police. this comes-tote as we are learning more information about the suspect. 34-year-old james brown of aurora, illinois. james brown was traveling from raleigh north carolina to chicago with multiple stops along the way. including in richmond. brown had a long criminal history in illinois including attempt murder, gun and drug charges. just before yesterday's shooting at the greyhound station in richmond, authorities say brown had gone to check on the bag and was walking away from it when he had a brief intersection with dermyer. brown pull ald gun from his waistband and fired multiple shots at dermyer. two state troopers nearby shot at brown who later died at the hospital. authorities say he shot dermyer with a .40-caliber beretta semi-automatic pistol a gun bought legally a year ago but not by brown himself. also found on brown's possession 143 rounds of unspent ammunition. >> i am concerned that he
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we know that that gun was bought a year ago legally. not bought by brown. we don't know how brown acquired it. we are still working with the a.t.f. to determine that. kevin: two other people suffered non-life threatening injuries in yesterday's shooting. a 21-year-old woman from new york and 47-year-old woman from north carolina. later tonight in richmond, a candlelight vigil will be held in honor of the life of trooper dermyer. in north chesterfield, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. maureen: developing story of the national mall tonight where for the second time this week the washington monument is closed. the elevator got stuck at the top of the monument after dropping off a group of people at the observation deck. dozens of people had to walk down from the top of the monument. no one was stuck. monument is closed door while maintenance will be done on the elevator. nuclear security summit is over. but today, pr
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nations join to declare their joint effort in keeping the nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists. president obama: the treaty will enter into force in coming weeks to give us more tools to work together in the event of theft of the nuclear material or attack on nuclear facility. maureen: meanwhile, outside the summit protesters gathered and kevin lewis has more on what the protesters hope to achieve. >> the ralliers message was clear. this is a scene outside the summit. you can see that the security is very high. >> they discussioned nuclear terrorism at the convention
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my lellians dismantled the dismandaling of every warhead. >> some 15,000 worldwide. >> for me as a biology major one of the biggest concern the environment. there is nothing we can do to the environment. if a nuclear disaster occurs. >> rally host global zero contends this many warheads are vulnerable to theft. cyber attacks or worse. >> it takes accidental flick of a switch or rogue nation to get ahead of a weapon. it will thank the dynamic of the world. >> nine nations process nuclear weapons but they account for 93%. upkeep will cost americans $1 trillion in three decades. >> we don't have that money. not on the weapons that are aimed to fight yesterday's
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nobody is going to drop it off brussel from isis. not in the cards. >> if you didn't know besides the united states and the russia the other seven nations with the nuclear weapons are france, united kingdom, israel, china, pakistan. north korea. maureen: d.c. mayor muriel bowser joined a list of those banning government travel to north carolina. it comes after they passed a law many view as discriminatory to the lgbt community. >> this is important for us to stand up. good meaning people require us to speak up if we see injustice anywhere. maureen: this week seattle,
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banned travel to north carolina. prince george's county man indicted for the murder of his daughter and the girl's number. bosswell is held for shooting death of nashante davis and their 2-year-old daughter chloe. authorities say he killed them after being ordered to pay $600,000 a month in support. coming up, woman grabbed and sexually assaulted at a local shopping center. what could help the police find the suspect? >> the joke is on us. the new name for the george mason law school and the acronym upsetting some students. the new discovery of coffee and impact on a common form
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maureen: you can see more of the interview and theunder ground highway on "full measure" with sharyl attkisson right here on abc7 sunday morning. in "7 on your side" health news tonight, couple of coffee a day they lower the risk of colorectal cancer. they followed 5,000 people in northern israel. those who drank at least one
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the chance of colorectal con sear. the -- cancer. it made no difference if it was caffeinated or decaf. george mason university law school is getting a new name. not everyone is thrilled with it. storms moving out. get ready for a big change this weekend. doug has the forecast next. >> i'm scott abraham. baseball is back in the capital. nationals taking on minnesota in exhibition contest. you will hear about the pla wall street. the nra. they're powerful. they usually get their way. but not with democrat donna edwards. she won't take cash from wall street banks. and when washington insiders wrote a loophole to let the nra spend dark money to kill gun safety laws, donna edwards said 'no'
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maureen: democrattial candidate hillary clinton and bernie sanders campaigning in new york. sanders was born if brooklyn and clinton represented the state in the u.s. senate for eight years. both candidates return to wisconsin this weekend ahead of
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tuesday. the g.o.p. side, a second poll gives senator ted cruz ten-point lead over trump in the wisconsin primary. yesterday trump met with the republican national committee in washington. afterwards chairman reince priebus dismissed comments from the three g.o.p. comments they won't support the eventual nominee. priebus said he believes the candidates are posturing. george mason university law school will be renamed for the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. cheryl: lawyers at the law school showcase their talent. >> joke is on us. i pay $150,000 for a joke. >> she thought it was an april fools' joke until the dean confirmed the name change on thursday. arlington building and her
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diploma will read the antonin scalia school of law. >> i'm all right with it. it's a lot of money. >> the name change is tied to $30 million in scholarship money. he is known for the conservative ruling. >> putting antonin scalia on it puts a big bright sign saying we are conservative. >> the students say the administration did not ask for their opinions before making the announcement. >> this is a statement of recognizing outstanding yourist who voted 98-0 for jurist voted 98-0 to be on the supreme court. >> the school still has to decide where the name will be placed like on the side of the building. or it may go on top of the building where scalia would be more prominent. >> the school of law has an acronym too racy the say on television
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she said she cried. >> if you see on any form of public media it's trending. >> it will be on the building by july 1 if the state bart of education gives final approval. cheryl conner, abc7 news. maureen: more severe storm and tornadoes rip through the southeast. person in new hope, mississippi, caught on camera what looks like a funnel cloud. the storm in new hope tore down the trees and the buildings and no report of injuries. national weather service sending a crew to determine who a tornado did touch down. we learned there were two confirmed tornadoes in louisiana. you think tornado in new hope was a tornado? doug: it looked like one. moving. flash of light from a transformer blowing. this is a prime season. maureen: what do we have? doug: nothing like that with the severe wild but we twists and turn in
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roof of the nationals park. check this out. 83 degrees at the reagan national today. the story is getting better when we head to sunday with another strong cold front coming through. then a> stronger one monday night. this is what is coming up. we have a red blob here and it rained itself out. the folks at nationals park, maybe you have friends or family there a little shower could pass through over t
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or so. 76 in fredericksburg. 76 in hagerstown. a lot of cloudiness. now we will watch south. area of low pressure to develop along the cold front tonight to bring area rain tomorrow morning through mid-morning. sunday is windy and cold. freeze watch posted across western zone across the mountains and the blue bridge. for another large part of the area we have a high wind
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the wind could gust in excess of 50 miles per hour. high of 53. windy and colder tomorrow night. sunday is upper 40 to 50. high winds at time. milder for wednesday and thursday and then it's chillier again. it's spring. enjoy it. alison: let's try to enjoy. doug mentioned a little rain. robert: i hope it holds off for the fans' sake. don't want to see rain. thats getting ready for the exhibition. a live report from scott abraham after the break.
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robert: i hope you are ready for baseball. nats with exhibition baseball with the twins. scott abraham is at nats park to get us ready for the action. what is the clubhouse like? scott: robert, i hope you can see the big smile on my face right now. it is so good to be talking baseball agai! what a great sight this is. fans filing in to the ballpark. the turnstiles open for business. the washington
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home. right now taking on the minnesota twins inside nationals park. look at the video from earlier today. nats taking batting practice. dusty baker, the new manager first year with the club. he knows this team can be special. for the players they are ready to get the new season underway. >> position to get there. good news, two games and get more bats than game one when everybody is ready to go. >> two games to fine tune stuff. couple more bats. play together to see what we have. ready to get the season going. scott: certainly no shortage of talent on the national roster. exbition game tonight and tomorrow. then real thing begins on monday. opening day
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reporting outside nationals park. scott abraham, abc7 sports. robert: thank you. enjoy the action. d.c. united looking for their first win of the season. a nice plane ride to california where they take on san jose. the struggle has been real. but they say it's too early to panic. you can catch that game on the sister station newschannel8. coverage begins at 10:00. good stuff there. few notes. caps are in colorado. wizards continue the west coast road trip and stop in phoenix. tip-off is 10:30. doug: steve rudin will have the latest on the trees watch and the high wind watch in effect tomorrow. bill changes. maureen: like it not to happen but watch
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tonight, the severe weather outbreak hitting right now. tornadoes already. blinding rain. millions now bracing for high winds. and across much of the east, snow on the way. also breaking, the new video tonight. the wrong target. an undercover officer shot more than a half dozen times by mistake. >> or okay? breaking developments in the shootout at a greyhound bus station. police revealing just a short time ago, the size of the arsenal. several shot. a state trooper killed. donald trump, and tonight, his troubling numbers among women. and hillary clinton fighting mad, and fighting off bernie sanders in new york, where she was once senator. the runaway ship. the 150-foot sightseeing boat coming in too fast. the crash, and bystanders running.

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