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>> two alarm fire along the row of townhomes turned into a homicide investigation. two escaped but 63-year-old stephen did not. his body was burned in the basement room he was renting. the death is suspicious. >> a lot of effort to figure out what happened. so we can tell the family what we learned. >> he used a cane to get around so he would often drive the divorced father of two to church and the doctor's office. >> i hope if he died it's in his sleep. not cowering from flames. >> the difficult scenes. they won't say if they have people of interest.
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timeline. was he killed before the fire or die from it? >> i'm sorry he has passed away. but now he is no longer in pain. on the other side when we die we are called home to god. >> he had such severe burns to his body they had to use his fingerprints to identify him. alison: the mercury will be tumbling tonight below freezing. leon: it's april, right? alison: yeah. reminder. leon: it didn't get super warm before. but we saw the people bundle up pulling the winter coats out of the cloet
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the horizon? doug: comparative it's warmer but not that much. back to average monday and tuesday of next week in the mid-60's. bright sunshine out there. the wind will diminish tonight. but with that, a very noticeable drop in temperatures. live temperature data in. 45 at reagan national. andrew at 43. 43 in annapolis. then late tonight with the winds camming down and the clear skies the temperatures will drop like a walk. freeze warning in effect for the viewing area. early tomorrow morning the temperatures will range between 27 to 34 degrees. tomorrow to the 50's. there are warmer days. the weather for the home opener i have it for you,
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you can stay ahead of the changes in the weather. sign up for the severe weather text alert sent to your phone. do it right now on wjla.com. alison: a shock story from purcellville tonight. a church 'or injured in a stabbing. the suspect in custody is the pastor's own son. diane cho joins us from the loudoun county jail. how is the pastor doing tonight? diane: we are told that the pastor is in stable condition. his 19-year-old son johnathan janney is now held here without bond at the loudoun county detention her after he was caught by an off-duty officer near the family's home. pastor david janney the senior pastor at purcellville baptist church describe his three children as miracles on the church's website. now his 19-year-old son johnathan janney is charged with aggravated malicious wounding after authorities say he stabbed his own father. >> shocking that something like that would happen
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call told the pastor's home in purcellville on monday afternoon. by the time they got there, deputies realize the pastor had been stabbed multiple times. >> i was concerned. concerned that he is okay. diane: the son admitted that he was arguing with his father in the moment before the investigators say he attacked him. >> i can't imagine dealing with that as a parent. i'm sure that the physical scars will heal but the emotional scars will take longer to heal. >> pastor janney has been serving at if church for more than 20 years. the church posted a statement on the facebook page saying, "we are happy to report pastor dave janney is continuing in good condition. " we went to the family home and we are told they won't co
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loudoun county, diane cho, abc7 news. leon: only on 7 tonight. boy, talk about the hot bench. a d.c. judge facing charges after a fistfight with another judge. judge joan davenport was taken into custody after police say she tried to choke another judge at the d.c. office of the administrative hearings. coming up on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- sam ford will be digging into this case and looking at the possible motive that may have sparked the fight. that is coming up at 6:00. alison: the lounge where three people were stabbed early monday is now closed. prince george's county police say martini's in fort washington has been closed over public safety concerns. police say 33-year-old philip harrington stabbed two people in a fight in the nightclub. a security guard was also stabbed trying to break it up. no word when or if the club will reopen. leon: a man who once claim told be founder of silicon valley tech company is goin
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life for murder. he was sentenced in the past hour for killing his ex-wife's new husband. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is following the story from leesburg tonight. jeff? jeff: an emotional seep inside the courtroom when the judge sentenced him to life in prison for the murder of corey madison last year. judge burke mccahill calling the crime a prolong ram page of rage. before the sentence came down we did hear from him in court addressing the judge and the courtroom. saying, "i place blame squarely at my feet for the crime. i ask family and friends for forgiveness. i'm sorry for everybody's grief on both sides." at times throughout the statement, nguyen was crewing almost uncontrollably. plenty of tears from the family members of the victim and nguyen's family
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last november nguyen pleaded no contest to the murder of madison. january 15 of last year, nguyen then 38 years old broke in the ashburn home of his ex-wife denise madison and her new husband corey madison and shot madison multiple times, killing him on the scene. police say that nguyen drove away. returned and began beating madison as he laid dying. they had a child on the way. a baby girl was born last year named corey. >> am i able to stay to children when they ask are they in danger? >> i ask. the mother and the father spoke in his defense on the stand today. saying he was b
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abused as a child growing up. we have much more on the developing story at 6:00. including very powerful words from the mother of corey madison. until then, live in leesburg, jeff goldberg. alison: thank you. >> thousands gathered to say a final goodbye to a final officer. virginia state trooper chad dermyer is being remembered as an exceptional man who left an impression on everyone he met. >> oh lived and breathed for them. everything he did was to make you proud of him.
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nearby officers then shot brown. leon: maryland lawmaker have a week to pass noah's law. it has passed both houses but there are differences in the language. it is named after montgomery county police officer noah leotta killed by a suspectedded drunk driver. the general assembly adjourns on sunday. alison: wisconsin at the center of the political universe as voters are headed to the polls. at stake if they can get enough delegate to avoid the contested contention. republicans have 42 delegates up for
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donald trump is polling behind ted cruz in the state and fighting to prove it doesn't matter. >> we could have a big surprise. >> cruise needs a win tonight. >> a big part of the reason they are unifying behind the campaign. the thing they agree on is it's time for john kasich to call it quits. >> the choice between me and trump. >> kasich not expected to win wisconsin says it will be decided on the convention floor. >> i'm not getting out. >> it is unlikely that either will go to th
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pledged delegates to win. >> there is not any doubt who the nominee is. hillary clinton is focused on new york instead. diane cho, abc7 news. alison: at home the stock is ticking for the maryland voters to register ahead of the april 26 primary. you have until 9:00 p.m. to register online to vote in the primary. we posted a link on our site. leon: still ahead at 5:00, metro general manager speakings out about the long-term closures. what he says about the dire warnings. some line may be shut down for week or months. >> everybody is talking about it. the shot of a lifetime. how the one shining moment for villanova is shining a light on a d.c. high school. leon: craziest thing we've seen.
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tches 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 approve this message, because i'm on your side.
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alison: "7 on your side" is getting answers for you about your car. maybe it is making a funny noise or something. maybe there is a problem you are ignoring because you are afraid of the cost. we can try to get you an honest answer today. right now we have mechanics from all around the area staffing the help center. call them with any question you may have. the phone lines are open until 6:30. leon: two weeks until tax day maryland is cracking down on sax preparers. four more local companies told they can't file state returns. >> they are one of 65 that are guilty of suspicious tax return. adding to the growing list of business they will no longer process returns. we
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c.e.o. he denies the state's claim of refund for the client. >> we do good business. the excellent is -- quality is excellent. >> they say the preparers on the long list of the businesses in montgomery and the prince george's county filed thousands of what he calls radioactive returns caught by the fraud software. >> this is the address of another business shut down. i dial the number on the security box to gain industry. someone answered i identified my and they hung up. >> if your tax prepper is on the list find a new one. don't expect a
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alison: so let's talk about the cold snap. leon: hopefully a little snap. doug we warm up and get chelly again for a few weeks before we need larger change in weather pattern. leon: we don't get warm until we all are warm. doug: during the day a fair weather clouds. the temperatures drop in king george. a big chill through the everything hours. richard reeve in winchester this is what he saw on the deck. we saw it around the area. flurries and snowshowers. early
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this is the viewing area. from 11:00 until 9:00 in the morning. a cold start to wednesday. it's 45 in oxen hill. 46 in dale city. 46 in largo. the numbers are headed one way. the numbers drop through 30's. range of 27 to 34. the 34 will anne arundel county, calvert, st. mary rei'll county. closer to the weather and the by a. a little breeze will warm it up a smidge. high pressure is responsible for cold sunshine we have. in the morning they will turn
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southeast. the clouds will increase in afternoon. the rain will move in and be steady heavy rain from the morning until midday. if this timing is right we will feel better about the nats home opener at 4:00 on friday. but another cold front will be behind it with the scattered showers. the average wake-up of 30 degrees. 50 in midday. 58 in the average. we have more ups and downs but we leave the week on a high note. thursday, period of rain is
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likely. saturday a cold front will come back. then the question is are we going to warm up beyond tuesday? or cooler again? survey says, turn cooler. alison: again! doug: sorry. okay. a risk that can stop a commuter in the track. the idea of a metro closing for weeks. coming up we talk about the risk and what must be done. >> a shot that brought a local coach to tears. we talk to kris jenkins' high school coach at the moment he watched his pupil make the most mel rabble sho
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leon: villanova took a thrilling win over north carolina last night. alison: massive party is
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to get underway. they are getting off the plane to their bus. a party where kris jenkins and his brother spent the press days. >> you don't think they got any sleep. alison: adrenaline. leon: scott abraham is here. you met the coach. scot: what a shot that was! everybody that played basketball dreamed of hitting a final game-winning shot to win a championship. a childhood fantasy that rarely comes true. >> the shot heard around the world. >> give it to jenkins for the championship! >> gonzaga high school grad kris jenkins delivering the
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villanova. >> why do i feel like there were tears shed when you were yourself? >> i wasn't by myself. the emotion came out last night. i cried a bunch of cheers. >> steve coached kris all four years at gonzaga. it's a proud moment. >> emotional roller coaster in the final seconds. >> you saw the play developing. >> did you know -- >> as soon as they are coming down, i'm screaming pass the ball, pass the ball. i screamed in front of everybody it's a wrap. i knew it was going in. >> a moment to inspire the next generation of gonzaga basketball. >> you have to be as great as your
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he works hard. >> a shining moment for the gonaives community-gonzaga community. >> biggest shot on the grabbeddest stage. >> emotionally he is coming back to earth. >> now he has every kid's full undivided attention. >> teasing the players. did kris steal your thunder? >> amazing. >> a military veteran told to get out the flight because of a service dog. alison: also ahead, fighting the zika virus. what d.c. is doing to stop the virus in it
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announcer: you're watching "7 on your side." alison: metro general manageer
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warning. last week chair jack evans warned some rail lines could be shut down for months for repairs. brianne carter is covering metro. what did metro's g.m. tell you? brianne: well, it has been a week that the discussion or the possibility has even been out there. today the general manager paul wiedefeld says while changes are coming a six-month shutdown isn't likely. >> i don't see anything to require anything near six-month shutdown. >> metro general manager paul wiedefeld says he doesn't expect long-term single rail line closures but adjustn't to service are likely to address the may want and the safety issues. >> it's is not just maintenance. it's safety related. >> wiedefeld is expected to lay out new ways to maintain the system in the coming weeks. the practices now aren't working adding it's time to move to
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>> i don't think we push it further down the road and not show the prose governor people >> brian: he addressed the issue raised last week meeting with the council. >> if there are things that i know will be difficult decisions but in the long run are better for the system as a whole i encourage you as a person as individual councilmember to continue to do the things. >> it was something put on the table in 2014 when the water leaks were discovered on the red lane. today the journalist said that is a problem that needs to be fixed. addressing system issues is something that wiedefeld has been considered, bringing in the outside consultants. saying today that he expects in theneck month to lay out new plans. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: a serial bank rob
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investigators are asking for your help to find him. the baltimore office says this man nicknamed raul "the bandages wanted for bank robberies in maryland. the recent incident was friday. the agents say he wears the eye glasses, neck brace and the bandages to conceal his face and they are offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest. alison: the district officials are going to test mosquitoes a month earlier than normal to see if they are spreading new viruses like the zika virus. last year d.c. officials only tested mosquitoes in this region for the west nile virus but they are expanting it now for number of new viruses. >> because of the interest and concern related to other viruses luke the zika virus we are now going to begin to
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on the mosquito population for the additional viruses. they will be conducted in department of sciences public health laboratory. >> there have been three confirmed cases of zika in district of columbia but they were related to travel and not locally acquired cases. leon: a judge ruled porsche is not to blame for the accident that led to the death of actor paul walker. the widow claimed in the lawsuit her husband and walker died because the car lacked safety defects and adding that the suspension in the car failed. the judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to back up either claim. alison: president obama is calling on congress now to make it harder for companies to move their headquarters overseas. the president said that the treasury department can only go so far in slowing what are called the tax
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president obama: tax/voidiance is a big global problem. it's internet unique to other countries because there are folks in america taking advantage of the same stuff. a lot of it is legal. that is exactly the problem. alison: tax inversions happen when a company buys a smaller foreign one and changes its address in order to pay lower taxes. ford is trying to build a plant in mexico. while the auto makers union and donald trump are criticizing ford insists that no jobs will be lost. they say it will produce trucks instead. ford said it created more u.s. jobs than any other car-maker in the past five years. leon: up next -- mike: i'm mike carter-conneen outside st. elizabeth hospital in southeast washington with details on the sudden resignation of the new c.e
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post. coming up, questions about the vetting process. >> she said hell, no. i was like what's wrong? leon: ahead, the reason the airline gives for kicking an army vet and her service job off a flight. alison: plus, massive protest. now the iceland prime minister is stepping gown. coming up at 6:00, the scandal that could cost other politicians their job. as we go to breaking loo it a this happening now. live look at the progress on the "jeopardy" stage at d.a.r. constitution hall. you can watch the live stream as the stage begins to take shape. that is anytime at wjla.com. also tickets are gone for the shows but you have a chance to win them. "good morning washington" giving away tickets all week l
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leon: we have breaking news about the fire at the i.r.s. building yesterday. we just found out that the office will remain closed through the end of this week. the building on constitution after evacuated yesterday afternoon. i.r.s. says employees who can telework should plan to do that. it's business as usual for the other i.r.s. offices in the area. an army veteran is in shock after she was ordered off a flight with her service dog. alison: the van is her dog looked scary. johnson is following the story. tell us about it. jonathan: janae fowler says she has flown
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never been a problem in the past until the dog was profiled, she says. the veteran says she goes everywhere with the emotional support dog ziggy. >> he relaxes me and calms me down and makes me smile and feel like everything is going to be okay. >> last weekend fowler and her boyfriend went to colorado to visit old army buddies. >> the flight out was good. spirit was good for us to denver. >> when she tried to board a return flight a flight attendant changed things up. >> she said oh, hell no. she said what is wrong? is that a pit bull? >> i said yes. it be pull and chocolate lab. >> fowler set she got to the back of the plane and another flight attendant asked to see ziggy's paperwork. >> she was on the phone saying emotional support is not a service animal. service animal is someone with real disabilities. i felt insulted. there are veterans from the world who have disabilities you can't see. >> that is when fowler
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bumped from the flight. they say spirit put them on a united airlines flight to houston that night. >> my thing is you must toe go on another -- is you trust me to go on a flight but not this flight. jonathan: a speaksperson tells our sister station in houston the airline is investigating the case and says typically on a -- only a captain is the one who can remove someone from a flight, not a flight attendant. but even then the dog has to be showing signs of aggression. this is a service dog and well trained. showed zero sign of aggression. they have to wear something to identify them as service dogs. >> they carry papers, don't they? >> they do. and the breeds for the animals runs the gamut. when they go through the training you rest assured they usually don't show sign of aggression. >> you should. should. jon the case will be investigated. >> group of kids around the country got their hands dirty today to dig a garden at th
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that is coming up. alison: after 5:00, after a month on the job the c.e.o. of st. elizabeth re-signed. the debate over his qualifications
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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. 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 approve this message, because i'm on your side.
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alison: maryland international day school students are in cuba today. helping them celebrate pioneer day. the maryland students wore yellow shirts and the cuban students wore red, white and blue to celebrate the holiday. they engaged in morning session class at elian gonzalez school and participated in the celebration of the pioneer day. >> in my lifetime i have never seen cuban children and american children dancing together. alison: the private school is the first to send a group of students to cuba and hope it will continue to repair relations. leon: not a bad way to go. alison: get a check on traffic and how it is moving. how are we doing? jamie: it's not moving fast in maryland. run through what you need to
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know. 95 under 40 minutes. inner loop from bethesda, continuing to college park is under 30 minutes. averaging about 40 minutes. 270 northbound to beltway closer to clarksburg. virginia is same thing. 395 southbound at 21 miles per hour. once you get to the mixing bowl you are cleared from norton. it's dailey and wood bridging we see heavy traffic. the volume is both directions on 66. we had an earlier accident that cleared away. we move to the waze map. let's focus in on d.c. on the freeway you can see the waze reporting. this is outbound 395. that is a look at traffic. back to
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alison: reminder for you that the "7 on your side" help center is open. we have a team of mechanics that are taking your tall to get answers for you about your call. is the repair you are dreading going to be expensive? they can answer that. give them a call. 703-236-9220. students from bancroft teamed up with the iz can all over the country to get the hands dirty at the white house. but for a good cause. leon: amy aubert explain this is a special year for kitchen garden planning. >> ready to go? [cheering] amy: for the kids a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> it's the white house. i'm excited to meet michelle obama in person. it is awesome. >> getting dirty to spread the word ab
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>> if you know where the food comes from you might be more interested in eating the vegetable. >> planted, and watered and patted down from students all over the country. >> you have to know what we mutt in body. planning fruit and vegetables is an awesome way to do it. >> they are part of the first white house kitchen garden planning back in 2009. this time a special planning for the first lady. >> this will be the last white house kitchen garden planting for me in this administration. >> final planting perfected by a group of excited kids. and nasa representatives who dug up the same lets lets -- lettuce at the international space station and now on the white house lawn. >> i didn't know it was supposed to come here but it was amazing to come back. >> 500 pound
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introduce has been donated to a local organization providing meals to the homeless. at the white house, amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: in a comic book version the space lettuce grows up and eats the white house. doug: today i spent time on the wjla.com facebook page to have a live facebook chat, take the questions. we do it regularly now. if you keep in touch with the facebook page. we will let you know when we do it again. question about the freeze, frost and when is the cold air going to leave? it will get milder but early next week. tonight is time for lunch box weather. today, stormwatch7 haley visited germantown as a lunch box weather program. she conducted experiments in the classroom and took kids outside to see the storm chaser.
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question. [inaudible] doug: couldn't get it. wanted to know about hurricanes. how do we track hurricanes? great question. we are not hurricane season now but there are hurricanes in other part of the world. we rely on satellite. visible satellite, ones that measure the water vapor, infrared to see at night. they drop the drops on. almost about the size of the roll inside a roll of paper towels. there are instruments in that and a g.p.s. chip. so they can track where it moves. and they have see how high the winds are in the ocean. this is the trap call -- tropical today. nothing in our atmosphere but go to the fiji.
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there now. a great question. we will have for opportunity to answer your questions. 58 tomorrow. rainy thursday. there is a glimmer of hope for the nats to play. friday, cooler. colder on the weekend. rain showers, maybe a snowshower on saturday. alison: snowshower? doug: i have done enough damage for win visit. leon: zoe, hoping we never see hurricane zoe. that means we have to go through the whole thing. doug: a few years ago. leon: that's true. alison: a big sports day today. scott: good basketball game last night. leon: it was all right. scott: popular water cooler talk in the office today. movie script playing out on the biggest stage in college basketball. villanova and north carolina to the final buzzer. arguably the greatest national championship game ever. four seconds left on the clock. gonzaga college high school grad kris jenkins buries
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national championship for villanova. the whole world watching. >> we played each other in the national championship. special for our family. happy we won for sure. so i don't have to hear him talk smack. our family was neutral the whole game. i'm sure. they are there for nate and for me the same. scott: what a shot that was. i went to gonzaga today and i talked to kris' high school coach steve toner. you can watch the interview on the website wjla.com. a community is coming together to help a young man overcome serious odds. williams received a gift to lead a lasting impact on h
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life. >> he vows to walk again. >> i'm not meant to sit in this chair. scott: now he has more much-needed help. >> the will and determination and the attitude he has about what he has to do to get rid of the wheelchair and walk. it gives you hope. >> he played football at georgetown university. >> he looked like a natural. he was amazing. >> last season he suffered a spinal cord injury leaving him unable to walk. months of rehab has followed. >> m.v.p., super bowl is nothing like what this man has gone through. >> the washington football legend, charitable group including doug williams and others announce they purchased $24,000 of rehab equipment to get ty back on his feet.
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he is determined to get there. we know he will walk again. >> i may be strong. but this is tough. tough for anybody. >> i am lucky enough to be people in my corner to back me up. jot: that is great to see. job well done. leon: absolutely. >> right attitude. leon: he will make it. >> yes, sir. alison: thank you. all right. leon: we'll be right back. don't go anywhere.
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alison: once month after muriel bowser hired the chief executive of the queen elizabeth hospital he abruptly resigned. mike carter-conneen reports a number of the facility 700 employees questioned the qualification for the c.e.o. role as did sometowns.
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committee had concern about the hospital newly named c.e.o. james edward kyle but addressed them with him and wanted to give him the opportunity. >> it seemed like the employees at st. elizabeth were welcoming him. but there was so much distraction it took away from him being able to do his job. >> mayor bowser praised him as healthcare executive with 30 years of medical experience. "i am confident that his pappas and leadership will be beneficial." as first reported by the "washington post," only other hospital job on the resume was four months leading a south dakota indian facility forced to shut down the e.r. soon after the departure because federal inspector said patients were at risk. the nurse by training claimed multiple degrees from online universities. including a doctor rate in leadership from a british west indies school no
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by the u.s. accrediting agencies. we were unable to track him down for comment. but she has confidence in the behavioral health decker who selected him. spokesperson for mayor bowser didn't comment on the qualification. but confirmedded that yesterday was the last day at work and he will be succeeded by the health director royster who will serve in interim capacity. in southeast, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. alison: that is all for the news at 5:00. right now on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- sam: a d.c. administrative law judge was arrested for fighting another judge. that story is coming up. alison: also why a fire investigation in montgomery county turned into a suspicious
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investigation. and why some maryland tax prepares are in trouble with the state. could it affect thousands of tax returns? "abc7 news at 6:00" starts now. announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. leon: well, they are accustomed to judging people accused of crimes but now a physical altercation between two d.c. judges has one of them facing charges in a story you will see only on 7. d.c. bureau chief sam ford has the court document cha explained what happened. tell us about this. talk about order in the court. sam: well, leon, these are not so much courthouse judges. they are judges who settle dispute between the d.c. government and the employees and the public but they can be power. they determine if an employee will keep or lose a job and how much money the government would have to pay out in a judgment.

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