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diane: officers with the accident reconstruction team were out here earlier looking into exactly what happened and the circumstances out here earlier. they say once the investigation is over, they will determine which driver was at fault. in fairfax county, diane cho, abc7 news. alison: all right. thank you very much. by the way, be the first to know when breaking news like this happens. even when you are away from the tv. just sign up for breaking news alerts at wjla.com/text. jonathan: a tough day to get out of bed. dark outside. heavy rains moving through. now it's starting to clear out. chance of showers still linger. alison: all eyes are on nats park. see if we can squeeze in the home opener. big afternoon, doug. we have a probability of snowshowers for the weekend. a lot to cover today. doug: yeah. it's crazy pattern here. but first things first. talk about today's weather. we are now less than five minutes from the first pitch in nationals park. give you a time lapse from the park. the past few
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heavy rain early. then we clear out. watch the procession of the clouds in the sky. bright sunshine for a while. now we stop with a live look. you notice on the horizon we saw a couple miles northwest a brief shower there. another one northeast. here is what will happen. 62 degrees. there are more showers headed this way. temperatures are mild. that is not a problem. low to mid-60's. 64 in washington. but we have two areas of showers to watch. the area to the west and the southwest. put it in motion for you and zoom in. show you the direction of the travel is the east/northeast. this end of showers may clip the stadium in 45 minutes. a little heavier band of showers maybe an hour and ten minutes. there is not a lot more rain left behind that. we are thinking at worst what we'll see here is the possibility of the showers delaying the game a little bit. here is the time 4:56 for this line to get to washington. if there was a solid line of rain to the west, but i think they are scattered showers. at worst what we are seeing is a brif
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snowshowers. really. that's the story. back to you. alison: okay. all right, doug. thank you. back to the nationals now because they had to start their season on the road. but now they are back home in d.c. jonathan: in fact, the first pitch of the home opener is so opening and it's a few moments away. robert burton found his way to nats park. that is not an easy task depending who you ask. you are robert burton. you can part the crowds. robert: i am, jonathan. i have a secret. i ubered here. i can't take credit for getting here on time. however, these people to my left, they probably got here with no problem. but they have an execution. they have probably been living here for ten years or so. by the way, just a side note the line goes all the way down to the street. however for the new nats manager dusty baker, not easy to get into the park. he got lost. he was late to the pre-game workout. that is okay. he is the manager and he can
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about that. here is what he had to say. >> trying to find new ways. andrews air force base today. fleetland. [inaudible] yeah. and i end up g.p.s . and i took highway 4. i try not to use g.p.s. so i can stay sharp. my dad ended up dying of dementia. i try to use my brain as much as i can. robert: good excuse. always keep the mind sharp especially when it comes to opening day. three-game series with the marlins. the first pitch around the corner. let's hope for no rain today. then we can have a fun day here at nats park. back to you in the studio. jonathan: dusty baker seems like a great guy. thank you for that. stay with abc7 for coverage from nats park throughout the afternoon and the evening.
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after the game. and the fan experiences for you. find it right here. alison: all right. well covering metro now. they have company on the tracks. federal inspectors are there performing what is being called a safety blitz. the federal transit administration review actually began yesterday. over ten different areas of track that is calling segments of concern. those inspections will run through the 13th. jonathan: talking about the safety blitz, how about this one? tracking down a.t.v. and dirt bike riders in the area, the ones on the streets. more than 200 photos of people that police are looking to find all on one site. here are the pictures. they have the picture on the bike and then the face shot of them. it follows a disturbing crime over the weekend where the bikers and the a.t.v.'s stopped an accident from getting where it needed to be. sam sweeney has the latest on this. they want to get the guys off the road. sam: they mean business. and they are not messing around. there is o
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people on the bike and seize the bikes and she wants to destroy them. they are taking over the streets here in d.c. also in maryland and virginia. the ambulance incident took place where i'm standing. michigan at north capitol. outside washington medstar hospital. an ambulance transporting a child in the hospital in an emergency surrounded by the a.t.v.ers and the dirt bike. the ambulance was forced to stop. then the ambulance driver was confronted by an a.t.v.er when he opened his door. until the police showed up the ambulance couldn't go anywhere. luckily the girl was okay. today they released more than 200 suspect photos. you are seeing them on your screen. police are now offering money. if you identify the people they want to hear from you and say some of them intentionally ran over police officers. the mayor sa
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confiscated 400 a.t.v. and the bikes but she wants more and she is willing to pay up now. >> we are offering $250 for people who identify riders in the cases or the location where the vehicles are being stored. sam: coming up at 5:00 i will tell you how many set to be destroyed starting next month. sam sweeney, abc7 news. alison: thank you. it is day two at the national arboretum in the search for relisha rudd. the search is coming to a close today. she was last seen on surveillance video at a hotel with tatum more than two years ago. tatum is now dead. bureau chief sam ford is in northeast with the efforts to find relisha. sam? sam: yes, alison. we are at the brick kiln on new york avenue. we sa
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officers literally leave here, i guess about 30 seconds ago. a number of them have been leaving. they have been here most of the day. one of the officers told us that basically they were waiting for their dogs to come back. they are going to make a report to the chief and that is it. they are searching for signs of rudd. a focal point is the new york avenue brick kiln, an old abandon brick kiln part of the complex. officers looked through the area for hours. the site is three blocks from the holiday inn hotel where the surveillance video two years ago showed relisha rudd entering a rim with 51-year-old tatum. tatum a suspect in rudd's dispearance later found dead, a possible suicide. chief lanier told reporters earlier today that drives searched two pounds and another -- two ponds and another area.
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swept with k9 teams and it was negative. we anticipate wrapping this up by the end of the day today. sam: of course the chief said that the f.b.i. was involved in this. as was the center for missing and exploiting children. they have always been involved all along over the past two years. this is -- i'm not sure if it's number three or number four search for relisha rudd. searches have been conducted in various areas. reporters asked the chief today whether they found anything. she said at this point no. reporting live from northeast washington, sam ford, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you. new developments in the baltimore school officer videotape slapping a student in march. attorneys say that they now have dropped the felony child abuse charge against anthony spence. you remember the video? he is slapping this kid. once, twice, kicks him. well, he is still facing charges of second-degree assault. a second school officer seen on the tape there if the
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is baes. she is facing the same charges. they were both arrested after the recording showed apparent assault of a 16-year-old student released on social media. well, today, belgian police released new video in the third suspect of the deadly attack on the brussels airport. show you the video now. this footage showed the man leaving the airport after the attack. even picking up the pace as he starts to run. this is the same man shown in a previous picture taken at the airport before the attack. also in the war on terror, iraq forces now are making progress against isis. perhaps on the verge of taking back mosul. alison: well, turning now to the race for the white house. busy day on the trail for the candidates. senator bernie sanders fresh
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in philadelphia speaking at the a.f.l. cri c.i.o. union there. hillary clinton trying to rebound. she took the subway but it took a couple swipes for her to get through the fare gate. there she is shaking hands. on the republican side, ted cruz hitting empire state and wrapping up the evening in brooklyn. ohio governor john kasich hosting a veteran town hall in brooklyn this evening. jonathan: covered a lot of ground. coming up for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- update on a massive warship. alison: when the most expensive aircraft carrier ever will hit the open seas just ahead. jonathan: plus, another death blamed on the faulty takata air bags. why this crash is highlighted unlike any other. that's coming up. alison: and honda is apologizing after double dipping into your bank account. who might have been
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alison: welcome back. this is live at d.a.r. constitution hall. hear the music? you can't mistake the music. it's "jeopardy" return to d.c. the set is coming alive. taping starts this weekend and runs through the middle of next week. check out the live stream logging on to wjla.com. we have a link right there. you can't miss it. jonathan: the u.s. navy is getting ready to commission the uss gerald r. ford. this is the most expensive and advanced aircraft carrier ever built. also the most expensive. $12.9 billion carrier hit the open seas in december. this is in dry dock right now. construction started in 2009. the navy will spend more than $81 billion over the next five years to build 38 warships. alison: around the nation now, a woman charged in the murder of a popular dallas dentist hasb
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most wanted list. brenda delgado is accused of hiring a hitman to murder her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, dr. hatcher. hatcher was shot and killed in the luxury dallas high-rise last september. delgado was questioned days after the murder but police said they didn't have enough to arrest her. she is now believed to be hiding out in mexico. jonathan: an all-out manhunt is underway in washington state. after two inmates escaped from mental hospital. one is back in custody but the other ising on the run. one was held for murder and the other on domestic violence charges. officials believe they escape through a loose window that took weeks for them to pry open. they got it open and got out. alison: teenager from texas has died after being injured by shrapnel from an air bag. this is the tenth death in the u.s. now from the now infamous
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takata brand. people who saw the wreck thought int should not have ended this badly. >> the woman died after rear-ending a vehicle outside of houston thursday. witnesses describe it as a minor crash. >> deep laceration on the side of her throat, debris from the air bag. >> the fort bend county sheriff office confirmed the 17-year-old was killed by shrapnel from the takata manufactured air bag. >> even the most minor crash could take the life of the driver of the vehicle and/or any occupant in the vehicle. reporter: in nine other similar cases in the u.s. the metal inflator inside the air bag eck ploded. a piece of that metal struck her in the neck. she was dead in seconds. honda says her car was among those being recalled in
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u.s. and notices were sent to the registered owner of the vehicle but repairs were never made. her family says they were not aware of a recall. >> if you can a car with a defective air bag get it fixed before you lose a loved one. i wish we had received a notice from honda to avoid the tragedy. reporter: the national transportation safety board says more needs to be done to reach out with owners with the faulty air bags. tens of millions of vehicles still needs the parts replaced. in new york, [ music ] jonathan: honda is apologizing for a payment processing error that caused them to deduct customer's monthly car payments from the bank accounts not once, which is normal, they did it twice in one month. ouch. honda customer service phone lines were overwhelmed following the incident. a lot of customers got on facebook, twitter, social media in frustration and vented. honda said affected customers would begin receiving re
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be wavered or reimbursed. talking about cars, look at the traffic situation. it's thursday. one day away from friday. that is a mess. jamie: this is 395 heading south. everyone leaving the city trying to get into virginia by way of 395, you can see the left lane is blocked. everyone is getting by over to the right-hand side. actually it looks like now we have a car stalled here. so they are just using the two center lanes. this is right here seminary road. i do want to move to the maps. because this crash is really slowing us down. in the single digits right now starting at the 14th street bridge. we are bumper to bumper as you continue to seminary road. getting past the crash you clear out continuing south on 795. if you are traveling then on the freeway, some volume of course we have that. with the game, we do have slow traffic. but 295 southbound passing by pennsylvania avenue our left lane is blocked. stay to the right. that is with a crash. you have a few streets blocked off near nats park.
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to show you the wazers are checking in now with very heavy traffic crossing the douglas bridge. it is bumper to bumper. we are seeing south capitol street heavy right now. be careful out there. back to you. jonathan: thank you very much. the hurricane hunters will be staying in florida. noaa says their plan to find air force base in tampa. the ones that are nighing in the hurricanes, the big planes that go in the circulation there. it's scary stuff. the airport needs the noaa hangar space at mcgill's so the hurricane hunters have to move out by july 1 next year. they are not expected to relocate until the upcoming hurricane season are over. guys and the gals that do that have nerves of steel. alison: have you done one? doug: i have been invited but i always found excuse not to go. jonathan: you are so smart. doug: i know too much. i'm one of those that goes
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if there is turbulence! alison: the weather guy is nervous, something must be wrong. jonathan: he keep his feet on the ground. looking up. doug: rain in the forecast. rumble of thunder. who knows what is coming next? it's wild and wacky. this is the live doppler radar. the area of yellow is heavier rain and red is heavier still. normal afternoon we say whatever. we get this all the time. but there are thousands of people inside the stadium now. i saw on tv some getting slickers ready. there san area of showers moving in from the west and heavier area from the southwest. let's track them. they are stretching right now west of the metro area. this progression line here is showing you the northern band moving to the east. hit gaithersburg at 4:30. the district clipped at 4:52.
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waldorf at 5:16. as far as what will happen next, after the second line moves through. the other lines are rotating in unsettled air. more batches of the showers could affect the area for three hours. a sunny start to the day tomorrow. then the up and down stuff again. saturday, cloudy, windy and cold. highs in the 40's. thur at 4:00 d. thursday at 4:00, so that means a trivia question. when was the nationals' warmest home opener? was it 2005? 2010? 2015?
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we'll have the answer coming up. jonathan: if you love pizza but maybe you don't like it as much as this guy. we will introduce you to a special somebody. how many pounds of pizza he packed away and nothing new for him. alison: today at 4:30, the prince county police force is modernizing and we will take you inside the training center ahead
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jonathan: a guy attempted to down an eight-pound pie by himself. he traveled to louisville to take on the challenge to eat 16-inch, eight-pound pizza in an hour or less. cuckoo, cuckoo. only four people ever completed the challenge in a year and a half. not only did he do it, he became the fifth but he did it in over 45 minutes. >> very happy i got the win. halfway through i was starting to get nervous. it turned out good. i'm glad i didn't lose in front of all these people. jonathan: when you lose as a professional eater, what happens there? do you just stop eating? is that a loss. in addition to serious stomach ache he won some cash, t-shirt spot ont
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the competition parks 367th. he started in 2010 splitting a 28-pound pie with a friend to win $500. congratulations to him. awesome. alison: yuck! just so unappetizing to me. okay. well, this election in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents. sound familiar? boundaries are pushed. lines are crossed. we found out how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves. here is kidd o'shea with the "scandal" scoop. kidd: tonight, one of the president's lucky ladies lillian is caught visiting a medical facility. and abby doesn't like it. so she confronts the president. >> lillian forester is pregnant, which explains why she hasn't been working out as much in the mornings and explains why she made three incognit
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medical center that has seven obgyn centers. >> are you sure about this? >> do you think ed shoot from the him on something of this magnitude? kidd: what will happen next? watch and find out. i'm kidd o'shea. that's the "scandal" scoop. alison: a big night all over here on abc7 -- jonathan: coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- gun background checks on the rise. we are actually on pace to shatter last year's record. the millions of times the f.b.i. was notified for a check. in the first three months of the year. we will tell you how many. >> it's opening day for the nationals at nats park. i'm cheryl conner. coming up
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a patriotic feel on the field. alison: before we go to break, here is one last look at the weather trivia question -- we'll have the answer when doug returns. right here on "abc7 news at 4:00".
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 4:00" on your side. jonathan: it's great to start baseball season. puts people in a good move. summer is around the corner. few things beat pageantry of the opening day. alison: but teams use the home opener to honor members of the community and today was that time for two prince william county officers. they are recovering after being shot earlier this year. cheryl conner is at nats park. there was a standing ovation. cheryl: there was, alison. the two prince william county prefers who were shot and injured when their colleague died back in february were on the field and threw out the opening pitch. amazing sight. the two are recovering from the injuries and they took to the field. yes, there was a standing ovation. a patriotic feel before the first pitch at 4:05. we were in and around the stadium before that pitch. seve
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open. fans got here early. taking off work and celebrating with the drink at that bullpen party area. this is the ninth home opener for the nationals. they come in undefeated against the marlins. here is a fan winding up for the party. >> i'm a baseball fan for a long time and go to games but never for opening day. we got discounted sticks so we took advantage of it. now we got to come. first time. i'm excited. cheryl: coming up at 5:00, you will hear more from fans. we talked to a father who had his son here and got him out of school early. he said this is their bonding experience. they have bonded over baseball. plus we will show you more sights of the ceremonial opening pitch. live at nats park, cheryl conner, abc7 news. jonathan: that is fun. get the kid out of school early and enjoy theg
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doug: when is the warmest national home opener? this was the inauguration season. i was wrong about 1996. i'm in a time warn. those are the choices. 2005, 2010, 2015. starling, to you. alison: i'm going 2005. jonathan: 2010. doug: survey says -- 2010, 83 degrees. what is wild is the next year the temperature was 42. not just this year we have the crazy weather in april. i have to a week to think about another trivia question. there are patches of the rain here. let's talk about what is coming to washington metro at nats park right there. this is the area of the showers moving ea
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it looks like it will get rain at the park. 15 to 20 minutes. the heaviest is north. that is a close call. then we have second area of rain that could affect the stadium area, too, in 45 minutes or so. here is how we go on the timing. the district is 4:45 for this area of rain coming through. then later over east of the city in bowie at 5:12. we will keep a close eye on that for you. big doppler, more showers to follow. hit and miss for the rest of the afternoon or evening. later tonight things will clear out. cool, breezy, sunny tomorrow. period of rain showers, snowshowers, gusty winds and temperatures saturday. chilly on sunday. warming up on monday. turning cooler for the first few days of next week. jonathan: thank you. prince george's county authorities ordered a dozen strip clubs to shut down in the county because they don't meet the new stricter zoning rules. the clubs will be facing citations and fines if they are not closed for good by 5:00 come friday. the county's new rules
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clubs to light industrial warehouse areas only. two suspected criminals didn't make it very far after police say they robbed a t-mobile store in hyattsville. it happened on east/west away across the street from the mall at prince george's. the guy stole electronic devices from the store and then took off. officers arrested them a short time later. alison: northop grumman could get a tax break but there is a catch. the defense contractor must keep 10,000 jobs in maryland. the measure is on the way to the state senate. the breaks are seperate out over five years in this proposal. jonathan: prince george's county opening up a new police training center. our maryland bureau chief brad bell was there for the ribbon cutting and he shows us how it will help train officers. >> there you go. >> an old fashioned ribbon cutting for a new state-of-the-art prince george's county pic
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moved from rented office space to a building owned by the county. the tragedy pushed by the county executive baker. >> we save the county money but we also consolidate to a modern facility for modern training. brad: a classroom to match any college. gym for fitness and teaching use of force and defensive tactics. >> this is where the officers come to get training. nonlethal weapons. >> lieutenant chuck mckee can set up space to resemble living rooms and the calls that the officers may encounter. >> deal with whatever threat or the situation they are faced with. brad: this is another one of the cools they have at the police academy. you can hear the sound, the audio. a simulator. this guy is coming at an officer with a knife. it gives them an opportunity to face the real life situations and make the real life decisions. the new building designed from the ground up with that sort of training in mind. chief hank
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>> this is a center not just for learning but for research. we intend to be leader in since of policing. >> new recruit class starts training this month. in upper marlboro, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: taking a look around the nation now. a former house speaker wants a judge to give him probation instead of jailtime. dennis hastert was in court today saying he was deeply sorry for his actions. last year hastert pleaded guilty to violating banking laws for failing to report cash withdrawals that were used to pay off am toer student. he allegedly molested. he will be sentenced on the 27th. jonathan: analysts believe the election could lead to surge in gun sales. there were 7 million gun background checks in the first three months of the year. 7 million. recent terror attacks in san bernardino and paris and brussels could also be playing a role in this uptick. we are on pace now to break last year's record of
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million checks. for every check that means a purchase. ahead at 4:00 -- finding out if your partner is swiping or not swiping. the new app to keep tabs on tinder. >> we have a mission for you. alison: but first, "star wars" returning this winter. we have a first look at the trailer for "rogue one." it drop today. update on the production of the new film. it's coming up after this. narrator: all that political mail might be overwhelming. let's simplify. 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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jonathan: the new trailer of "rogue one" premiered today. your first chance to catch it was on abc in "good morning america." looks good. alison: if case you missed it, we have a look at what to expect in the new movie. >> "star wars" leaving fans on the edge of their seats again. before luke skywalker, there was jen osso. >> reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined. >> this is a rebellion, isn't it? >> i rebel. >> at the beginning she is someone who thinks you have to do everything on your own. she finds throughout the fill system that actually to become a great leader, to become
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true leader you have to be able to work with other people and be vulnerable with other people. >> the newest "star wars" film "rogue one" is set before the first "star wars" movie episode iv released in 1977. remember it was princess leia who led the charge to destroy the death star. "rogue one" gives the history behind the intergalactic weaponry. >> we have a mission for you. a major weapons test is imminent. we need to know what it is and how to destroy it. reporter: disney promoted "rogue one" as a stand-alone movie, distinctly different and loyal to the "star wars" feel fans come to love with the storm troopers and a mysterious black cape. with such a loyal following this could be just the beginning. >> what will you become? [music] reporter: with an all new cast of characters it star
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felicity jones and forest whitaker and is set to hit theaters in december. in new york, abc news. jonathan: how about this? busting a cheater got easier. how to catch your significant other swiping behind your back. that is coming up. alison: and well, the downright strange contest that is out there to hug a wo manyeb aet. what you do to enter when
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alison: okay, so an adorable 8-month-old come bath right there needs cut -- 8-month-old wombat right there needs cuddle time. jonathan: they are holding an online competition to find somebody who would like to hug derek the wombat. that's derek. so cute. he was rescued from his mother's pouch after she was hit by a car in december. if you would like to enter the contest, you have to write a 25-word essay saying why you are the best cud her. 25 words -- the best cud her. 25 words is not a lot. only australian residents are eligible. alison: you would be the
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wombat cuddler. jonathan: that's on a business card. you may not associate cats with beer but in chicago a bury is making it work. alison: meet the four-legged employee at empirical brewery. in chicago. he is one of three feral cats on full-time rat patrol. >> we would find holes in the bag of grain. alison: since they arrived mission accomplished. sign of the hunting, the scent of the cats is a natural deterrent to rats so the brewery cats are among thousands in the chicagoland area. jonathan: what a great gig. living the dream. if you think your significant other may be looking around or in this case perhaps swiping around, there is a web site to use to track the tinder habits. alison: it is probably not a good sign if he or she has
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app. swipe buster is out there to let you know if someone is swiping behind your back. reporter: jenny is still reeling from the day she says she found out her boyfriend was cheating on her. >> i questioned the whole relationship. and it was very heart-breaking. >> the cheating she says can be traced back not to a specific person but a dating app. tinder. >> i found so many messages between him and other girls. even though there wasn't sexual intercourse involved i do feel like that is a sign of cheating just because you are looking for something better. reporter: in jenny's case she learned of her boyfriend's wandering eyes from a girlfriend who spotted his profile. now a newer, faster way. swipe buster. website launched this week. for $5 users can learn about a significant other tinder habit. "vanity fair" writer emily jane fox was among the first to try it out. they found it to be 99% accurate.
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people we knew were active tinder users in a variety of cities with the exception of one common name in new york city, every single person you are looking for turned up. >> according to some reports a large number of the tinder users are already in relationships. but tinder disputes this. saying 2% of the users are married. the response to swipebuster they say it's tapping in and consolidating public information that tinder's website makes clear is available to fellow users. adding no private user information is being made public. alison: in time for house hunting season, mortgage rates fell. it's now below 3.6%. the 15-year fixed rate is down ten points below 2.9%. you may want to lock in your rates sooner rather than later. federal reserve chair janet yellen exp
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bank to continue to slowly raise the lending rates this year. the wizarding world of harry potter now open at california universal studios hollywood. it is a complete mock-up of diagan alley. hogmede in the movies. of course all inspired by the world famous series by the author j. rowlings. there are rides, shop, butter beer. they have a harry potter world at the florida theme park. of course. jonathan: all right. there you go. alison: butter beer for everyone. jonathan: anything with beer will work. alison: and butter. jonathan: a harry potter superfan threw down serious cash. somebody paid $400,000 -- i'm not kidding -- for the chair that the writer sat in while writing the first two book of the series. the winning bidding is keeping the invisibility cloak on and wants to r
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$400,000 f a chair. conversation starter. you don't sit in it when you spend that much money. steve: did it look like that when she was in? jonathan: no. took shape afterwards. steve: it has been an exciting game for the nationals so far and we are this close to seeing delay. heavier rains moving through. see the picture behind us. the heavy rain moving through downtown now. take a look at what is going on. the camera in the national harbor. the temperature is 62 degrees. if you look to the right-hand side of the screen this is where nationals park is located. wet weather on the way. this is the live doppler radar. the district over here, the heavier band of the showers the area of showers considering that the national harbor is right here. this is where we look at right there. we will head in closer to show you what is going on now. move through the next 15 to 20 minutes or so, this cluster right to the south and west of us is eventually going to move to
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over toward national harbor. another parker here will show the showers over the district. moving off toward the east. maryland, college park, you will be in the thick of it. we have lightning and thunder detected. here is the weekend outlook. saturday is not pretty. it will be blustery and cold with the rain showers and maybe even mixing in with a little bit of snow. up to the north of us. 47 degrees for a high. 49 degrees for a high temperature on sunday. let's get a look at the an rush hour commute. wet roadways and the rush hour equal what? jamie: thumbs down. it's bad out there. take a look here. the roads are wet. we still have people moving at outer loop at decent pace. but the inner loop bumper-to-bumper. turn the headlights on when you get ready to leave. no cruise control when the conditions are like this. move to the maps. an earlier accident on 395
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just cleared away. you are still averaging only 5 miles per hour. that starts right near the 14th street bridge. now in d.c. we have a lot of slowing as well. on the freeway. you will get that. of course near nats park we have a few closures, just around the area. south capitol street is slowing. move to the waze map to show you the douglas bridge right here. we have one of the wazers checking in with the heavy traffic. bumper-to-bumper. pack your patience. we'll stay that. back to you. alison: okay. thank you very much. coming up -- >> we were able to potentially save a hundred other lives. alison: a mother's effort to raise awareness for a rare pregnancy condition. how her experience is helping others next on "abc7 news at 4:00". jonathan: then new at 5:00, a dog that is a living donor to a kitten. how a rescue dog is rescuing a tiny kitten at risk of
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jonathan: you would do anything to protect your child. a mother blogging from her bed has a healthy baby girl. we shed light on the condition and how the young mother's work could save others. reporter: little baby hadley is a week old. her big sisters eagerly awaited her arrival. so did her mom. as you may recall she spent weeks in the hospital because -- >> i was diagnosed with placenta procretia. >> dr. lam ber told me when you have the condition the afterbirth or the placenta grows in the uterin wall. >> it could k affect the baby's growth but at the time of the delivery the placenta will not peel off with ease. reporter: since women in delivery often need blood transfusions. >> they have the babies six
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threes early. reporter: erin began blogging for blood donations from her bed. dozens have showed up to the area blood centers to donate in her name. >> there were so many people that wanted to help. we were able to save a hundred other lives just from raising awareness of what is going on with us. reporter: sure enough, hadley was born early and proof, erin says, little lives can make a big difference. for rest of the family -- >> tell me about her. what do you think of her? >> cute. >> how about you, dad? how do you feel about all the girls? >> well, it's exciting. a blessing. leon: tonight, an unusual plan to round up outlaw joyriders. >> we have had enough. the community has had enough. leon: several area police departments will pay you for your health. confrontation between a 12-year-old and a police officer pops the question. is this
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rain, rain, go away. we have a ticket to nats park for an extra special opening day. announcer: "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. alison: more on all of the stories in a moment. but first, things are looking pretty ominous out there right now. rain, even lightning popping up around the area. leon: not baseball friendly weather. at least not right now. get to the chief meteorologist doug hill trapping the doppler for -- tracking the doppler. doug: we have showers and embedded thunderstorms, which is what the short range computer model suggests on at noon and 4:00. they have covered the field at nats park. we have moderate rain to the northeast of the city now moving through takoma park and langely parc. farther west is where the heaviest rain is. here you see
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moving farther north. lightning with that. farther south. farther south in that. more heavy rain. nationals park is right about here. so they will get a fair amount of rain to come through. it will take 30 minutes or so. 30 to 40 minutes for the heavy batch of rain to move through the area. behind that there are more showers. the heaviest stuff in the immediate future. alexandria 5:07. the heaviest cell through there. 5:14 downtown. berwyn heights 5:22. then it will make its way to dunkirk but that is not until 5:30. so fair amount of rain to go over the next couple of hours. pull out and show you more showers farther in the back that will rotate through. there will be more light showers, the heaviest stuff on the leading edge. we are not finished with this yet. more showers. skies are cleared tonight. we are not there yet. that is the latest. we have more for you coming up in a couple of minutes. leon: all right. you got it, doug. enough

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