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yellow and the orange that are north and east of washington to baltimore. a fairly moderate line of showers. check temperatures to look at what is coming. this will all change tonight. gusty cold front will come in. clearing skies under a freeze warning from midnight to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for areas in purple. tomorrow morning the temperatures will be 28 to 33 degrees. there is nine tomorrow but won't do a lot to warm us up. we check out the wake-up forecast and seven days in a few minutes. >> you got it. folks stay connected with the stormwatch7 weather team at wjla.com.
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drivers are being told to avoid the area at constitution avenue because of a fire in the basement of the i.r.s. the fire department said the type of the call and that it is a federal building prompted the overwhelming response. >> it can be dangerous. it worked out for the better. leon: constitution avenue is reopened. investigation in cause of the fire is now underway. no word on the extent of the damage. keep you posted. major step in a fight over d.c. minimum wage. a judge cleared a way to put $15 minimum wage plan on the ballot. sam ford is live in northwest to explain the new
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sam: i am outside the head of the board of elections. they will move ahead. the measure held up for months because the opponent had said that some of the members of the board stayed past the expiration date and that the terms were expired and their decisions were not valid. when the judge rejected that supporters of the $15 minimum wage were cheered. we found a cafe owner very upset. >> it might put me out of business. sam: when the judge cleared the way for the $15 minimum wage to go on the ballot, tom owns juice joint cafe downtown -- >> forced minimum wage is ridiculous. sam: he says he hired a variety of people at the wages. >> i might not afford to pay people i need to rn
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prices enough to cover increase in minimum wage. >> out of the proposal release the minimum wage at $10 preponderates 50 an hour would -- $10.50 would rise to $15 an hour by 2020. >> it would be enormous. $15 minimum wage in d.c. $7.25 in virginia. i would expect there to be concerns about what side of the border you on. sam: but for d.c. working families the cost of living in d.c. is excessive. >> the capital of our nation could shot be capital of inequality. sam: holland asks how high can sandwiches go? >> it won't help the business in d.c. it won't help the small business at all. >> jury rule in our fair. people are excited about it. >> of course, this is a measure that could have a big impact on people that work in d.c. under the situation the board would provide petitions. those who support the $15 minimum wage would go out to ge
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people at the board of elections have a sigh of relief. they said if the judge said it was not valid a number of other things in d.c. would have been considered not valid among them legalized marijuana and the 2014 election. reporting live, sam ford, abc7 news. leon: in california governor jerry brown signed a bill to raise minimum wage into law. they are the first stage in country with minimum wage of $15 an hour. the wage will rise slowly from the current $10 an hour over the next six years to begin with a 50-cent per hour rise in january to reach $15 an hour in 2022. now, new york state reached a deal to raise state minimum wage there. to $15. we are learning new information about yesterday's deadly train derailment outside of philadelphia. the crews continue to clean
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from the scene. joce sterman was at a press conference. joce: ntsb said the train was going 126 miles per hour at the time of the crash. it was beneath the limit for the section of track. the operator did hit the emergency break five seconds before impact with the backhoe but it was not fast enough. investigators wor at the scene today outside of philadelphia. examining the locomotive and the cars of the train. ntsb found nothing unusual. they have brought back the event recorder here to d.c. it did capture every moment they say leading up to the crash of the backhoe that led to train derailment. the video shows construction equipment on the track. the investigators cannot companies why it was there. at the press conference the n.s.a. said it still has a
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of data to go through. the investigators are going through the evidence. 350 people on the train processing what they survived. >> all you could see was dirt and debris flying past the train. >> there was a fire ball. frightening few seconds. we didn't know what to do. joce: the name of the two workers killed have not been released. autopsies were performed today. in the newsroom, joce sterman, abc7 news. leon: thank you. just ahead at 6:00 -- voters in wisconsin head to the polls tomorrow. just how close the race is between the candidates there and why it could be a turning point in the election. and a blockbuster deal involving two major airlines. the merge and how it might affect the flights in d.c. coming up. "jeopardy" coming to washington this week. you can see here in a live shot here at the d.a.r. constitution hall scene, it shows getting ready for taping
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closer look at preparations there coming up. 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' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first. because to democrat donna edwards, the special interests aren't special. we are. women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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leon: a major airline merger could have impact on the travel in
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it could mean more flights to the west coast from dulles and reagan national. this is the first airline takeover in the u.s. since american and u.s. airways joined forces three years ago. after admittedly bad week g.o.p. front runner donald trump finds himself trailing in the polls polls in wisconsino senator ted cruz. speaking to a crowd, trump went out to tout his chances to win in tomorrow's primary. it would allow him to focus on defeating hillary clinton. >> i think we will get there on the 1237. i any we will have the delegates. who knows? who knows? you have a governor who is against me. >> ted cruz said he has been faithful
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"national enquirer" article mentioned cruz infidelities. cruz complained trump is trying to smear him. there is a challenge to the one person one vote. in a unanimous decision the justices said they would count every resident not just the voters drawing the legislative district. >> just ahead at 6:00. you better brush up on the trivia. "jeopardy" filming in d.c. this week. look behind the scenes up next. >> a freeze watch is in effect tonight. local winery doing all they can do to prepare. erin: i'm erin hawksworth with sports. bryson picks up where he left -- bryce harper picked up where he left off last season and allen iverson gets basketball highest honor. what
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leon: breaking news from the west coast. a scene in california. massive fire erupting at a metal recycling center. this is in mont claire, california. according to kabc this is at khost metal. 30 miles east of l.a. live pictures showing flames shooting out of the building. it looks like other areas of the property next to it. we will let you know what happens there. closer to home you can go 70 on part of i-70. the new limit from maryland i-44 to howard county. 45-mile segment from the washington county pennsylvania line to the ped ped route 180 in frederick county. drive carefully. this is what it looked like in connecticut this morning. snow greeting those f
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island also saw white stuff in the air. neighbor keys had to cancel -- the yankees had to cancel the home opener against the astros because of that. from snow to a potential freeze in d.c. amy aubert looks at how the vineyards are preparing for what may come tonight. dropping temperatures could freeze hope for a big harvest. >> the quality can be high. quantity might not be so much. >> wine-making tim crow -- >> that is five are out in exposedded. another two or three are. starting to swell. he says the warm temperatures encourage some budds to open early. >> the real damage that could take place this particular plant is between here and here.
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they could lose 15 to 20% in the course of the week. it could cost them several hundred thousands in potential product loss. they have big plans to step in on mother nature's frost. >> we have used a couple of extra palettes in there. mix in for the ignition fuel. to start the fire up early in the morning. >> several bonfires on the property. cutting the grass shorter. even adding a helicopter. circulate the air. >> we have the manpower to get it together. to do something. >> raising the temperatures. >> last 20 vine in each road is going to take a hit tonight. that bonfire should help it out. >> to protect the early bloomers. >> there is a potential after frost to come to maturity. you can salvage it a little bit. amy: every effort to bring the heat. amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: inside where it's warmer and the workers are busy inside d.a.r. constitutional hall to set the stage for the next week "jeopardy" taping
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d.c. it will take a week or so to put up the stage and the lighting to get it ready. this is the fourth time the show has come to d.c. every time it presents the unique challenges. is there we shoot the show with eight cameras. steady cam. two gyps, hand hepped and the studio cameras. it all comes together. a massive under taking. leon: that is a lot going on for joust four people standing still on the stage. the power players week and the teachers tournament will air on abc7 next month. the teen tournament will be tapedded this week but it will run in september. that work means the street closure around d.a.r. constitutional hall. c and d street. they will be closed between 17th and 18th street. the closures are off and on between now and april 14. for the exact timing of the closure head to
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let's get back to the snow. there is crazy stuff in the northeast. doug: now it's all freezing rain in boston. they get five or six inches. the front is moving through quickly with the rain we have had. take a look at the image from frederick, maryland. you see how bright it is.
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close to 70 degrees. later tonight after it closes out the cold air pours in from the midnight tonight until 10:00 a.m. in the morning. freeze warning up for a large area that extends well east and southwest. highlighted the viewing area for you. temperatures by morning in the range of 28 to 33 degrees. that is a cold wake-up on top of that there will be a strong gusty winds that could gust overnight to 30 to 35 miles per hour. even with this, ten to 25 by early tomorrow. wind chill and teens to start the day. tuesday weather story is sunny and breezy. highs in upper 40's. wednesday upper 50's with sunshine. another cold front thursday with 80% chance of the period of rain and the lower 60's. another cold front friday with the scattered showers late in the day and 53. cold breezy saturday with the mid-40's. warming up on sunday. bit more for the day on monday. that is the latest. jonathan: breaking news to tell you about fr
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helicopter, sightseeing helicopter in eastern tennessee crashed. we understand that five people on board the helicopter have been killed. we don't have a lot of information. all we are hearing from the officials nearby they saw a ball of smoke nearby. they said when they got to the helicopter there is no survivors. they do not know the cause of this. there is heavy smoke coming from the area. this is pigeon forge in eastern tennessee where the tight seeing helicopter went down. when we get more information we'll pass it along. more ne
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well, at least it was a beautiful day for baseball in atlanta-the nationals today. the nats main goal is they merge from the spring training was to be healthy. they accomplished that. one guy who already appears to be in mid-season form. reigning n.l. m.v.p. bryce harper. the first at-bat gone. in the fourth new nat says let me get in on that. >> murphy launches one to center erin: he launches one to center. the championship final tonight between villanova and north carolina is tonight. they both played the best basketball of in two teams i
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north carolina is 2.5-point favorite for the title game. >> we are one of two teams with a chance. that is important. erin: practice? allen iverson knew what he was talking about back then. a.i. was elected to the naismith hall of fame. he went on to have a successful nba career with stop in philly, denver, detroit and memphis. wildly regarded as one of the best players in the past 20 years. he is known for the interesting fashion sense that you see there. >> i wanted to be just like mike.
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you i honor and respect the guys before me because they gave me a vision. mike made me want to be a basketball player. erin: good to see dressed up for that occasion. iverson joined by shaq, yao ming, isabela, cheryl swoops. it will take place in springfield, massachusetts. leon: the fourth player for coach tom johnson jr. to make it to the hall of fame. that is a record. congratulations. doug: cold front moving through. we will have a freeze tonight. the area in purple under freeze warninged a midnight. at 11:00, steve rudin has the latest on the freeze warnings. things you should know and bring warmer temperatures this week. leon: stay with us. "world news tonight" with david muir up next. we'll be back at 11:00.
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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' she's fighting to ban assault weapons and putting the safety of our communities first. because to democrat donna edwards, the special interests aren't special. we are. women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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tonight, the commuter nightmare. the deadly spring storm, snow, ice across several states. the pictures coming in now. cars and trucks off the highway. a bus carrying three dozen students, flipping. investigators coming before the cameras moments ago. the deadly amtrak collision. what caused it? while inside the train, a doctor jumping into action. the runway collision. a passenger jet taking off, crashing into another plane. flames shooting into the air, seconds from disaster. tonight, what a loss in wisconsin would mean for donald trump, as his ex-wife, ivana trump, causes a controversy. and megyn kelly asking ted cruz, "have you committed adultery?" gli and your money tonight. home prices on the rise. and three simple things you can do right now to substantially

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