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nationals home opener. "abc7 news at 6:00" starts right now. announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. >> at 6:00, we are on storm watch after a strong line of storms swept through the area in the last hour and a half. skies look more welcoming than an hour ago. doug hill is telling us about the storms moving through the area. now it doesn't look so bad. doug: no. have never done this -- i have never done this. put my family pictures on tv. hi daughter saw this and looked outside and saw a double rain beau. rain is a high or so away with the thunder and the lightning. beautiful rainbow. many of you are experiencing that,
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a weak shower oaf southern fairfax. we think those will track just south of washington. the d.c. metro won't see thunder and lightning. heavy duty storms are pounding with the gusty winds and the rain to annapolis and the by a. from maryland to district, residents have been complaining about the packs of the dirt bike and a.t.v. riders on the street for month. after an ambulance carrying a field was surrendered. sam sweeney shows us a new initiative to fight back against the riders. >> good evening. cathy lanier says the dirt bike game in d.c. will end. the m
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leaders from the law enforcement. and the elected officials across d.c. and maryland. the goal right now is to identify the riders. confiscate the bikes and prosecute them. law enforcement across the d.m.v., cathy lanier released 200 photos. the dirt bikers that are wanted in nine violent incidents. some are wanted for intentionally running over the police officers. chief lanier will pay anyone $250 if you tell the department who these men are. >> the community has had enough. the riders we can identify we are going to aggressively prosecutor. >> i tweeted a picture of the men. list on the website. if you tell police who they are $250 could be
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>> police are trying to figure out if a school bus driver or police officer is at fault after a bus and a cruiser collided in springfield. an officer was injured and two substitutes and chaperon along the bus but are all expected to be fine. the bus was heading back to mark twain elementary school after a field trip. we have word that the federal transit administration is inspecting the metro system tracks. the agency is calling this a safety blitz. this is focusing on ten segment of concern. past problem and recent federal inspections. they shouldn't have any impact on the riders. new today in the war on terror, belgium officials released new footage of a suspect that shows a man leaving the airport after the
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attack. 32 people died in the attacks on airport and subway station last month. d.c. police chief cathy lanier says if the police didn't find anything new in the relisha rudd case after two days of searching in the national arboretum. officers working with the f.b.i. and the center for missing and exploited children wrapped up the search today. they focused on aban donned brick factory. it's three weeks away from the holiday inn where rudd was last seen on surveillance tape two years ago. tonight is the 13th year people will take back the night in prince george's county. roz plater is live in cheverly to explain the push against human trafficking and sexual assaults there. roz? roz: in an hour or so the prince george's hospital center will have a program here to focus on sexual violence and sexual trafficking. the shirts were made bizarres. the shirts come all sizes
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are children and teens. the hospital unit says prince george cease county ranks number two in the state of maryland in child sex abuse cases and number two in the number of reported rapes statewide. there is a growing problem of human trafficking and the goal is to encourage others to come forward. >> there is hope. roz one woman went under cover to uncover human trafficking in the county.
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leon: a new poll making news showing that 69% of americans have unfavorable impression of donald trump. today trump held a huge rally on long island. reminded the crowd about his opponent's ted cruz comment on the new york values. most of the candidates in new york are ahead of the empire state april 19 primary. king must have forgotten he was live on the air because at the end he remarked all of his comments were off the record. not so much. leon: after talking about using the tokens on the new york city subway.
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we changed from tokens to metro cards. then clinton had difficulty paying for her own subway trip. as any new yorker will tell you there is a magic touch you need to get the cards to take on the first try. now she knows. find out why more of us may take to four wheels. and more on the man behind the wheel when office every noah leotta was hit and killed in a traffic stop. doug: new thunderstorm warning issued. look at the live doppler radar. tell you about the warning in effect for the next 20 minutes or so. it's in effect until 6:30 p.m. this is for areas of the stafford county, the city of fredericksburg, orange county, culpeper and spotsylvania. stay with us. more to come. "abc7 news at 6:00" returns.
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leon: right now crews are wrapping up the work on the agenda stage at d.a.r. -- at "jeopardy" stage at the d.a.r. constitution hall. tapings staff this weekend. for the next week, c and d street will be closed down between 17 and 189 street from time to time. make sure you go to wjla.com and we will keep you posted on when the closings will be in effect. according to the
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almost 25% this year. that is driving the cost of hitting the road to the lowest level in six years. drivers are spending $8.45 a mile. it's offsetting the increase we have seen in the cost of insurance and may want for drivers. a local rapper is in trouble with the law for the second time in a week. martrel reese was arrested in arlington over night and charged with speeding, d.w.i., driving while the license is revoked and narcotics distribution. last thursday he was arrested for passing counterfeit bills at the maryland live casino. busy week. coming up on "abc7 news at 6:00" -- days after her father was sentenced for killing her mother's new husband. a teenager was honored for the heroics in the case. chief meteorologist doug hill still tracking the next batch of rain moving in the area. the forecast minutes away from now.
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leon: a new police training center is open in prince george's county. officials there held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for
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trainees will find high-tech classrooms, gym for fitness and learning police tactics and there is equipment to simulate what they may find on a police call. the new recruit class starts training there 24 month. we are learning new information about the accident that called montgomery county police officer noah leotta back in december. newly released police report says that relzco drank at least six beers and four shots, smoked marijuana and zook a xanax before he got behind the wheel. he told investigators he saw the lights of leotta's cruiser ahead of him but couldn't tell which lane they were in. he remains behind bars. he is due in court next week. a local teenager endured up speakable moment of trauma. but 15-year-old maddy madison responded with remarkable courage. today she was recognized for her efforts. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg was emcee for the vay lor awards and has -- valor awards and has more on her moment of
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jeff: among the tirements and the police officers reck -- firefighters and the police officers recognizedded for the valor is maddy madison. the 15-year-old whose herorism stands as tall as the rest. >> january 15, 9:20 p.m. jeff: she and her mother denise returned to the ashburn home where they lived with denise's husband corey and four other siblings. maddy's biological father nguyen had stormed in the house shooting and killing corey. despite the ongoing threat, maddy, the oldest of the five rushed into the home and directed her siblings into a bathroom for cover. she then called 911 and directed officers to the house where they arrested nguyen. >> the strength of god or the fact that i really wanted my siblings to be safe. >> she is brave. absolutely brave and courageous. i don't think most adults could do what she said in that situation. >> today, maddy's bravery was honored with an award for valor and a standing vocation. [applause] >> all i
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oh, my goodness, this room is going to stand up for my daughter. yeah. that is kind of amazing. >> of all the bad things that have been happening in the past year, i'm so blessed that i got this moment. jeff: through it all, maddy was thinking about corey. the man she considers her true father. she says she knows that on this day he was looking down smiling. >> i kind of pictured in my head he would be doing like this thing. he did it whenever he was happy. saying he was proud of me. he always said that. jeff: two days ago nguyen was sentenced to life in prison. in the hearing, maddy testified in court for the prosecution. something she decided to do all on her own. in loudoun county, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. leon: thank you, jeff. maddy, a strong girl. happy to see she is on a road to healing. a touching moment at today's nationals home opener in honor of two local police officers shot in the line of duty. officers jesse hempen
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they were there to throw out the first pitch today. they were shot responding to a domestic situation in woodbridge in february. you may recall the story. officer ashley guindon and the woman who called police to the home crystal hamilton were killed that day. today's opening day ceremony also included a moment of silence for officer guindon as well as officer noah leotta, officer jacai colson, lieutenant kevin mccray and officer rabain who died in the line of duty since july of last year. we appreciate their service and sacrifice. doug: indeed. leon: in the clear now? doug: almost. we have sunshine now but another batch of storm to tell you about. i think things will settle down this evening and good to know later tonight. first up, look at the doppler radar. on the right-hand side of your screen you are looking at cluster of heavy rain with thunder and lightning along the western suburb of baltimore. to the lower left-hand side of the screen we have a new batch of rain and thunderstorms that we are keeping track of. these turned
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severe thunderstorm warning issued. only up for 10 or 12 minutes because they are moving east/northeast at 50 earn many. but there will be a lot of rain. heavy. hail. time tracker for you. it should hit chancellor, through there by now. 6:22. fredericksburg, stafford and wide water at 6:46. the line will move to the east/northeast. you notice the top. d.c. metro area may and the southern suburbs may get rain from this batch but it looks like heavy rain will stay well south. we will bid adieu to this area of storm heading to the upper shore, eastern shore of maryland. there are a few more scattered showers to the west. the fact we're later in the day and it has cooled off this is the last batch of the heavy rain or thunderstorms. scattered showers for the next couple of hours and clearing later tonight. the storms, the temperatures, we were in the low to mid-60's across the region. now the low to m
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54 at the reagan national airport. the forecast is tonight. the rain shower threat will end. skies turn partly cloudy. gusty winds out of the west to bring us drier air. and colder air. no more air late tonight. turn colder 35 to 42 by the morning. the next seven days. tomorrow, plenty of sunshine. breezy. 57. that is going to be seven degrees below average. saturday just a nasty day. with the cloudy, windy weather. highs in the 40's. period of rain showers. maybe snowshowers as well. sunday is cool. sunshine, breezy and warmer. 67 monday. 57 on tuesday. next cold front with gusty winds and back in 50's. listen, i will take 50. it should be in the 60 it but i will settle for 50's we don't have the stuff we had today. leon: really! that stuff today wreaked hank all over the place. we had the nats home opener today and it has been an off-and-on ordeal. see what it looks like with robert burton at the park. are we back on now? robert: play resumed. beautiful day out here which
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they had a lot of momentum going. what a day for dusty baker. he gets lost coming to the park. he is also nervous. we'll hear from him. that is coming up next in sports.
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robert: welcome back to nats park outside of home plate gate where it has been a crazy day for the nats and the marlins. you had the rain delay in the second inning. murphy a bases clearing triple. that was exciting for the fans to see that. however, the players are more excited because the rain delay is gone because they have had a lot of momentum going about this game today. here is what they had to say earlier. >> i think we have the right foot in front of us now. so, as far as that, we feel confident. we feel strong. as a team right now. we are all packing together. >> we played well. we fought down there and we played really well. the whole team and the whole group. we never stop fighting. we will have fun this year. robert: as far as the new nats' manager duty bicker go
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a rain delay on opening day against the marlins. so not just that, he had first-game jitters. he also got lost coming to the park today. he didn't want to use the g.p.s . because he says his father died of dementia and he wanted to keep his mind sharp on opening day. as for mike rizzo. he still loves dusty baker even if he was late. >> he is a beautiful man. i have great respect for him. i have always had great respect for him. just being this close to him. it's an honor for me. he is a hall of fame manager. he has a way with people. not only players but people, personnel. the doorman, everybody he comes in contact with. he has a positive interaction with them. and he is a special guy. robert: still tied 3-3 in the second inning. let's cross our fingers for no
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leon: that is last thing we need. however, rain does what folks may not mind today. national beer day. doug: there you go. leon: if you are stuck in a stadium. doug: we are more showers coming in, but the next patch in an hour or 45 minutes or so it will be lighter rain. you can see it on the doppler radar. d.c., top middle. heavy rain is east of town and the next batch south. the heaviest stuff will stay to the south with severe thunderstorm warning in effect longer in the virginia county west of the big bend and potomac. for the district, if we see anything more it will be light rain. they should be able to play through it. i'm not a groundkeeper or umpire but that is how i see it. steve rudin will have new upgraded guidance on the computer models to talk about the idea of the rain showers or snowflakes for the weekend. leon: i don't like the sound of that. all right. that is it for us. "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. 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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breaking news tonight. the outbreak. now 13 confirmed tornadoes slicing through communities. homes wiped out. plus, the blinding rain and brutal cold sweeping into the east. also this evening, the battle for new york now. ted cruz tries to recover after facing angry new yorkers after his comments about new york values. >> no business being in the bronx. >> donald trump joining in. >> talking about new york values. i think you can forget about him. >> and hillary clinton, fighting to win where she was once senator. what happened when she tried to get on the subway. the homicide on campus, and new developments tonight. the brutal killing of a young dancing student. her story just revealed. and now, the surveillance, as 50,000 students are put on alert. the manhunt at this hour. two psych patients charged in violent crimes escaping.

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