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holiday in hotel, which is not far from this area where the search is being conducted. it is being conducted in another part of this area but this is the first time we are aware of it being conducted on the grounds of the national arboretum. the eight-year-old vanished in march 2014. that day police searched a section of the national arboretum near areas they searched before. chief said 60 police are involved in the search, including recruits, divers, and members of the fbi. the child lived at a homeless shelter with her family and was allowed to stay sometimes with a , whose body was found after a police search years ago. that was possibly after he murdered his wife.
following a new lead. >> we want to make sure we let the public know what we are doing, because we want the leads to continue to come in. the chief described the situation today as the first day of what will be a two day event. we just all the police command vehicle leave here about five minutes ago, so perhaps the search is over today. we for nothing officially from the police come but we will have more at 5:00 and here from one of the girls family members. >> the purple line is closer to beginning construction in maryland. the partnership to create a light rail line is moving forward. brad bell is in new carrollton. this is a slow burn
. >> absolutely. the funding is approved. it is one of the reasons people are so excited. , off ofget off of metro climb, off of a bus, and onto the light rail system where the texan stand is now and head west. tonight for the first time we can show you pictures of what will look like.ca , adoes look like a bus little more spacious. each of the cars were be able to take 300 people.
carrollton is 66 minutes. the final approval coming today at the board of public works which is the governor, state comptroller, and state treasurer. they have to review all contracts. voted 3-0 to approve this $5.6 billion 36 year contract with the transit , purple lineroup transit partners, to build and operate the system. when this is constructed in completed an open for service, people will understand why transit is so important. this will do everything that a transit project is supposed to do. when we come back at 6:00, we will have more on the story. one of
frompected to lead people here to jobs over there. jonathan: thank you very much. after meeting with montgomery county residents, there will be metro riders advisory council tonight at 6:30 p.m. at metro headquarters in downtown. the conversation is expected to last half an hour. michelle: a cool clear day coming to a close. rain on the way tomorrow, but will it clear out in time for baseball. doug hill is here with the forecast. doug: we could get some brief sunshine in spots but we have to keep our eye open for the rain. normally for december, 55 is a bit cool. 55 at andrews.
clouds increases evening, 44-51 by morning. this frontal zone brings rain, and it could be steady and heavy at times, especially late morning. skies may brighten, but by gametime scattered showers and thunderstorms still possible. michelle: thank you. developing in baltimore, a massive fire at a community center. it was empty at the time. several blocks were closed off to traffic. this is north and west of the inner harbor, and so far no word of injuries. police are investigated the ninth reported shooting into a home. police are saying the shooting occurred along
monday night. owner says i loud noise was heard, but it was not until the next day the bullet holes were discovered. >> i just heard loud noises. >> i will consider moving. my leases up in may. i think i will consider some other options for safety purposes. don't believe the incident and manassas is related to this one, but they also don't have any leads in any of this. they are urging residents to report something if they notice something suspicious. searching force the person responsible for shooting three women overnight. police say the women were caught in some kind of crossfire. two hit in the leg, a third in the stomach. all three were rushed to the hospital and are expected to survive. police have not
information about a potential shooter or shooters. rapistland, an alleged has rights when it comes to children conceived in the crime. priorattempts in six legislative sessions, an attempt to block custody rights may have a chance of passing. wondering, what was holding this up? lawmakerars it was one who is being blamed for blocking .he bill this year it made it through. proposal would put a court process in place to deal with custody rights when a woman is raped and her alleged attacker seeks parental rights. it is something that only happens very rarely, in maryland three cases it year. for surs
to be legislation in place to protect women who have been victimized, otherwise they have to make tough choices about adoption or abortion and involves the person who attacked them. >> it is totally outrageous p we have seen across the country where rapists have come back to manipulate the survivor. ther scheduled for this afternoon has been delayed until tomorrow afternoon, so no guarantees after seven attempts. right now, 22 states have this kind of law in place. we what are you who is fighting against it in maryland and the arguments they are making. jonathan: thank you. and the war on terror, a sign of things returning to normal in brussels. airport operations closer to full capacity.
international airport with the first plane. is a small belgian flag employees have been waving as things slowly but surely get back to normal. take a look at the counter behind me. it has reopened 15 days after the terrorist attack. it is already busy. these people will be flying to brussels this afternoon. flight to dulles .rrived passengers were greeted by a water cannon salute on the tarmac. the passengers from belgium and neighboring european countries and a few americans on vacation on that flight said it was touching to see the warm affection here. >> it was emotional a little bit.
belgium about what happened. you can imagine it is nice when you feel other people's affection. >> many people saying their thoughts and prayers are with the 32 victims who lost their lives last month. still some signs that things are not completely back to normal. one united airlines flight to russels that normally leaves on wednesday has been canceled. you will hear from those people who arrived on the plane today and what the airport looks like there and brussels later. thank you. now we turn to the race for the white house. jonathan: donald trump was confident that he was going to .ake wisconsin senator cruz dominated the state . ted cruz not quite able to crack 50%. >>
sweeping victory. he will take the bulk of the 86 delegates tied to the vote. wisconsin could be a virtual push. coming up, changes to facebook. alison: what you'll find on the updated mobile app. plus -- >> he will be prayinfor us. meeting pope francis. why her parents and strangers helped make this possible. jonathan: if you have dreams of summer despite the weather, there are changes coming to the boardwalk in ocean city. jeopardy is returning to tape in washington, d.c. look at this. it is the light jeopardy cam streaming at wjla.com. they're there to trans
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this morning for a special girl. she got her wish to see and meet oprah. she has a rare disease taking away her vision and hearing. spread, help came pouring in. lizzy myers waves and smiles, hoping to catch pope francis's attention. at first, the little one is just a glad to have caught a glimpse, then this. >> not just the meeting with the pope. and askessed her eyes that we pray for him and said he will be praying for us. >> it is a meeting this five your old will treasure when she understands the gravity of his blessing. >> there comes a time when we will have to tell her. right now, we don't feel it is necessary for her to know.
but she is slowly going blind because of a rare genetic disease. , and becauseholic of her interest in art. ,> she wanted to meet the pope so with the visual bucket list, they flew to rome, hoping for a miracle, and once their story made the news, their prayers were answered. doneat pope francis has for her, if there's any chance for a miracle, it will be there. she is already suffering from hearing loss. her family says they went to rome hoping for amazing memories , but will continue to pray for a miracle. update from cuba, as students continue with their trip there. the children went to see a performance and even got to participate. how cool is that? th
take center stage. kids are expected to return sometime next week. seven is on your side with the consumer alert. up itsp has beefed privacy features, adding end-to-end encryption. interception and strengthens privacy. whatsapp is owned by facebook and has one billion plus users. it comes on the heels of the privacy battle between apple and the fbi. facebook's live video streaming is getting an overhaul. it will get its own shortcut on the phone mobile apps. there will be a change to the layout you see when you update your phones, and no more having to link to facebook messenger. notthan: hopefully you're messing with facebook and whatsapp on the road. time for a look at t
jamie sullivan joining us now. : you don't have to think about what you're doing on the road. 270 heading northbound. we have more volume heading north than heading south, but no slowdowns. i do want to talk about maryland. 95, pretty good shape, no big issues. montgomery county, by them building. very heavy as you approach clara barton parkway. big picture, not too bad. volume heading towards national harbor from the 11th street bridge slowing. let's talk travel times in virginia. 395 just under 20 minutes from the 14th street bridge to springfield. to thehbound, slowing capital beltway. 66 leaving the
parkway, 20 minutes. that is a look at traffic. no crashes to report. you.n: thank the ocean city council has approved revisions to regulations that limit performances on the city's boardwalk. the regulations required anyone who wanted to perform to sign up for as a designated spot. the daily times is reporting a the plan andvise performers will be given a spot using a lottery system. this will be once a week. two performers will be allowed to share one space. that could be interesting. the day was one of the
shown a couple of these pictures. doug: i never realized how big the statue of freedom is on top of the capital. this is six feet tall. it's pretty amazing. a warmer day today, 50's. 55 reagan international. this evening, increasing cloudiness, temperatures stay ,ild, southerly wind gusting 50's overnight in the metro area. 7:00 a.m., rain around the area. why? frontal system and low pressure headed our way. here come clouds, then showers.
hold together. line ofls suggest a showers and isolated thunderstorms through the area by 10:30 a.m., window the south, but turned to the west. sees clear, and we could bright sunshine and spots tomorrow. nationals games starts at 4:00. westerly wind, instability, chance of showers or thunderstorms during the game and then clear out later at night. sunshine in cooler weather for the day on friday. our best guess is a little sun, but there will be chances during the game, scattered showers, isley thunderstorms, steady rain ending around lunchtime. 100% chance of rain tomorrow, clearing skies on friday. saturday, rain or snow showers. hello? anybody listening? rain or snow showers. warming up next week. jonathan:
we are depressed and we are trying to ignore you. doug: i know. jonathan: tomorrow, to police officers shot during the line of duty will throw out the opening pitch. they were injured in the same domestic violence shooting that killed a fellow officer. there will be a moment of silence to honor first responders killed in the line of duty. to both officers, we hope they are recovering alison:. . alison: denied injury to a bar because of what she brought with her. what is stirring up controversy that might have you wondering what the young mother and the bar were thinking. live inside constitution hall with an update on the progress crews are making building jeopardy in washington set. details, next. jonathan: a final goodbye to merle haggd
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jonathan: can you imagine how much work has gone on down there. here is the production team making progress, but do have more work ahead. like carter spent the day behind carter spent the day behind the scenes. these guys and gals have made a lot of progress. they have assembled the stage floor, put together the game board monitors, and that are now working on the contestant modules. they are on a deadline, but are on schedule. they will take four weeks of shows over four days. executive
tells me this is the first time the producers have taped so many shows during a traveling production like this. the crew will do some technical rehearsals all day on friday with a full camera rehearsal that afternoon, meaning all this construction must be done by tomorrow, thursday. never reallyvenue designed for television, an , and so the fact our technicians and directors and designers have been able to fit it to become a wonderful tv studio. this is our fourth time here. 5:00, findg up at out what is different about this set than the last time jeopardy came to washington in 2012. also, some advice on how to best buzz in with an answer in the form of a question. jonathan:
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announcer: from abc 7 news, this is a breaking news alert. alison: a school bus has overturned in baltimore county. 39 students were on the bus. five of them taken to the hospital. the baltimore sun saying all of them were up and walking around. it is not clear how severe the injuries are, but did see those students get on a bus that was brought in to continue the ride home. we are working to find out how severe the injuries are and will bring you updates here on abc 7 news. to a d.c. bar, a young mother claiming it is because the bouncer saw breast milk in her bag. jeff goldberg has both sides of the story. jeff: this all happened saturday night on h street in northeast.
she tried to walk into the bar, the bouncer looked in her bag, saw that she had breast milk inside a container inside the bag and said that you cannot bring that in here. resident and specials for d.c. public schools that she could not believe it at first when the bouncer told her the bar could not allow her to bring milk inside because the d.c. alcoholic beverage regulation administration prohibits patrons from bringing outside drinks into the bar. she explained that she has four-month-old twin boys and needs to pump breastmilk when she can, but said she was still rejected. her friend posted the story on a blog and it has generated about 400 comments. she says she felt like the bouncer and the bars manager were dismissive and disrespectful of the situation. >> even if you have not come across as before, to have that response seems like the wrong one. >>
at and to see what can happen there. no one is disrespectful to mothers or doesn't appreciate motherhood. there is also the reaction of the bar's owner that the woman said meder particularly mad. we will tell you what that is, coming up at 5:00. jonathan: you use the "s" word in that was not appreciated. snow. here i go, in the 50's. southerly wind, low 50's. tonight, increasing cloudiness and showers possible for sunrise. 44-51 in most areas. the clouds on their way in, showers developing ahead of a frontal system.
showers, ascattered line of showers and thunderstorms moving through the metro area. as we get through the afternoon, a chance that skies could brighten and sunshine, but then the possibility we get to 4:00 and beyond, scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms, gusting wind. temperatures in the 60's, and tomorrow night skies clear. more about the weekend and just a bit. alison: thank you. mance say they have their in a string of random attacks against women. kevin lewis is in downtown silver spring's with the story only on abc seven. tell us about it. attacksolice say these happened that day and night. juste case a woman had develop a metro bus and was walking at home when
footsteps behind her and then was tackled to the ground. a neighbor heard her scream and then the man ran away. a few weeks later, a woman was walking into the same apartment building when someone forced her head against the elevator door, ripped out her ear ring and tried to take her purse. she also screamed loud enough to into the assault. panhandler beaten and raped inside a downtown silver springs apartment. surveillance video helped police identify a 19-year-old as a suspect. he tech to say that confessed all three crimes, saying he attacked the woman because he was "hungry." during the day, i have no qualms walking around. >> i was just talking to my mom about getting a taser, because i am small. it is easy for somebody to attack me. i have to have a way to defend myself. >>
montgomery county and faces up to life in prison. we will take a closer look at his criminal past and introduce you to his next-door neighbor. it looks like casinos in maryland are making a lot of money. revenue increased for the fourth straight month in march. the casinos generated 97.8 million dollars during the month, their second-highest total. the record of $98.9 million was sent in july 2015. each casinos revenue rose compared to march of last year. horseshoe casino recorded the biggest growth, 12%. in florida, a school bus burst into flames. it was minutes after the driver told all of the students to get off. wow. the entire bus
and nearby fences were melted from the heat. witnesses say the driver pulled smelled smoke from the air conditioner. he called in another bus to take the schoolers -- middle schoolers home. as they boarded the new bus, the old one exploded. a father who arrived to pick up his daughter witnessed it all. >> the kids are on the bus with her, got transferred before it other caught on fire. he is a hero. i would say thank you for saving all those lies. the busamazingly, driver got them off on time and got them all to safety. two tv news chasers were risking a man stuck in a rapidly spreading oklahoma wildfire. he was in that thing. we have all of it caught on camera. >> this is the moment that the man driving that road grader is overcome. >>
getting stuck over here, trying to get out of a ditch. >> digging a firebreak to help stop this wildfire is suddenly trapped. >> he needs to get out. >> i know he needs to get out. >> he can't get out. >> get out. >> that's when a husband and wife storm chasing team with oklahoma city station roll up just in time. >> get in. hurry up. hurry up. >> oh my gosh. you won't believe what just happened. you would not believe what just happened. >> i was just hoping not to burn up. i didn't have time to be too scared. only did he survive, so did his road grader. hours later, he was back in the firefight. wow.n: jonathan: talk about being in the hot seat. holy cow.
alison: what an experience. jonathan: there is something in florida you have to see. alison: we will see what that is. jonathan: and you have to see this. look closely. behind the batter. teenage mutant ninja turtles at a yankees game. i am not kidding. the reason they are there behind home plate. it is not what you think. alison: how you could to her the gardens
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jonathan: if you're watching the yankees home opener, you may health watched two guys behind home plate dress like teenage mutant ninja turtles. alison: for this you can thank john oliver. the hbo comedian decided he did not like comments made by the yankees chief operating officer about premium ticket holders being uncomfortable sitting next to people who purchase their tickets on the secondary market. seats purchase these two to sold them for $.25 each people who look like they should not be sitting in those seats. jonathan:
go for. they are expensive. alison: not $.25. jonathan: that's great. alison: very funny. florida hunters showing off a huge fine. owner wast west farms hog hunting with his son, a guide come into being hunters and came across his huge alligator. the alligator weighed almost 800 pounds. is 1045rd weight pounds. jonathan: that thing has not missed a meal. coming up directly at me, five inches from my head, i to i. jonathan: he tried to save an injured eagle. the length this man went to try to save an
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a bald face to face with eagle after a crash that could not be avoided. jonathan: he severely injure the eagle. what the driver did next says a lot about compassion and hope. what you see really happened and nobody was more standard than gary sorg and. it is alive and in my lap. >> he was heading down the highway and said it was unavoidable. >> i looked in my mirror and saw this thing laying on the ground. >> he pulled over and approached the bird. >> he did not claw me or pack at me. >>
he set in his truck holding a powerful raptor. i'm looking at the eagle and it turns its head and looked directly at me, five inches from my head. i was sitting there, it's ok. con down. it's ok. >> when the bird started disturbed, he reached for his ball cap. >> i took that hat and put it over his eyes. >> it come to him down until wildlife officers came to get him. >> unfortunately, internal injuries were too severe. >> i was sorry i could not do more. god, what a tragic story. it was a humbling experience. jonathan: the wildlife shelter manager was so touched, but strongly dissuades people from touching a raptor. --
alison: what a story. jonathan: he did try to do the right thing. alison: he did. this story is incredible. a college student in bridgewater , massachusetts signed a piece of history in his basement. he found a tombstone, and after doing research, found it belonged it belonged to a militia captain who served in the war of 1812. at a cemeteryt is and has a new tombstone, so somebody associated says that old tombstones are given away, which could be how it ended up there in his basement. i was going to say they built a house on a burial ground. alison: can you imagine finding that in your basement? since the economy has turned around, women owned firms have been growing faster than the national average. according to
by -- businesses owned by women group five times faster between 2007-2016. the businesses also increase hiring by 20% since 2007. on top of that, revenue jumped 35% over the past nine years. the national average sought a 27% increase. , california,states texas, florida, new york, and georgia. jonathan: speaking of women, there was never any doubt that the uconn women's basketball team is the best in the country. rolled they just team their way to the fourth national straight championship. fans were wondering by how much they would win by, not if. the final was 82-51. title withach's 11th uconn, so that has us wondering has he built the best
that is our twitter poll today could we would love you to wait in at abc 7 news. it is pretty close so far. jonathan: the white house will open grounds and gardens next weekend. alison: that include several spots at 1600 pennsylvania avenue, including the kitchen garden. local students help to plant it. all the gardens will be open, as well as the south lawn. jonathan: you do need a ticket. ony will be handing goes out the 16th and 17th on first-come, first-served basis. i imagine the line will be long. it is time to look ahead to the weekend forecast. we said that on monday. jonathan: let's check in with steve. what you doing there? steve: you don't e
often, do you? this is a budweiser horse here for a national home opener tomorrow. how old is phoenix? seven years old. how big is the source? pounds and is000 one of our biggest sources. he will be there tomorrow. you can see how tall the sources. go straight to the forecast. cool, 50's, wins sustained at 20 miles per hour. we keep the wind on the breezy side to the overnight. let's take a look at the next seven days. temperatures in the lower 60's tomorrow, dodging raindrops. cooler on friday, middle 50's. saturday, showers, 45 degrees. on the weekend -- well, look at this. very nice.
>> tomorrow, at the game. awesome. there you have it. what a beautiful horse. alison: i love it. have fun out there. funt now, were having keeping and i on roads. as you can see on our map, complete standstill. this delay doesn't just start there. it begins near tysons corner. typical, no are crashes a lot of red. -- no crashes, but a lot of red. that volume your sing-along 66. that is a look at traffic. alison: thank you. coming up next, shopping online can help you find the
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jonathan: have you seen the cost of car repair lately? independent shops are charging almost $100 an hour. a fuel pump can cost $500 or more. sometimes that discount mechanic is not who he claims he is. john: she does not have the money to replace her struts in shock straight so she looked on craigslist and facebook. >> he said he could fix the car cheap. john: the man said he would meet her and buy the parts. a man claiming to be his brother stopped by, so she gave him $175 to buy the parts. that is the last she heard of either of them.
when i call the number, woman answered who said she knew of no such person. called the mobile mechanic scam. police say it is happening more and more as people who desperately need car repair are looking for cheaper alternatives to a repair shop. nosometimes there are savings at all. he owns an independent repair shop. he says some are legit, >> but >> others can be drug attics are criminals looking for cash. you don't know the credentials of this guy showing up at your house. warn you to get an address in google them. cards,they take credit and never pay cash in advance. >> that's wrong. you don't do people that way. john: all jackie can do is file a police report. she doesn't even have the scammers real names. be careful
neighbors on alert. >> i think i will consider other options. announcer: bullet holes found in another home, but are these cases connected? plus -- >> i did not want anything to do with his establishment. milk and a bar? the conversation she had in a bar when she tried to bring pumped milk inside. behind the scenes of jeopardy for 500, alex? the clues as the game show comes to life in washington dc. now abc seven news at five on your side. >> a series of random shootings targeting houses in the eastern part of the county. that is where suzanne kennedy is live.
there are three bullet holes visible in the side of this townhouse. reported to what they thought was fireworks sunday night. the home had been shot at. some of the bullets made their way to the interior of the home. >> it is definitely frightening. the major concern is injury to the property owners. thankfully, nothing at this point. it is also various times this is occurring. we are having a hard time determining if they are related or not. also say theyce have