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>> now, abc 7 news at noon, on your side. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] jummy: right now, investigators are trying to figure out how and why a body ended up in the c-note canal. -- in the canal. were
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what we have learned so far about the victim. just? this is the area in the canal where the body was found floating this morning. just to give you a sense of where we are, we are on the north side of the canal, between 31st and 32nd streets, right in the heart of georgetown. according to police, the man found in the water was a hispanic male between 40 and 50 years old. at this point, there is no word on how long he was in the water or whether the death was , intentional, or suicide. the body was discovered just after 7:00 a.m. by a group of contract workers doing a job at a hotel on 31st street. one of the first men to see the body spoke to us a few hours ago and said the man
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was wearing a backpack. >> it looked like a backpack because that was the only thing above the water. the gentleman was submerged. i was freaking out for a second, but then my thought was to call the police to get him out. jeff: this is the hotel where the crew was during -- doing work this morning after the call came in. obviously, the police responded with a big presence. we did see officers with screw big air, presumably to remove the body from the canal, and now the body is at the medical examiner's office where they will try to determine exactly how he died. for thatank you update. we are following new information on the murder of a teenager at the deanwood metro station. police announcing an arrest in the case overnight. john gonzalez just received an update from police and he is in north d.c.
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may have sparked the attack. john: late this morning, the police and maher held a press conference at d.c. headquarters, and they have announced that less than 12 hours after the team would metro station fatal stabbing, an arrest has been made and detectives have reason metroieve -- deanwood station fatal stabbing, an arrest has been made and detectives have reason to this was a real life, dangerous altercation, not a schoolyard fight. this is the 18-year-old from northeast d.c. he is behind bars this afternoon, charged with second-degree murder while armed. that theell abc 7 news victim in this case, john evans, who was stabbed in the neck, was actually the aggressor. he got off the train and
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cell phone while he allegedly punched hall. the 18-year-old pulled out a knife. >> i will say this. from the information we have the two to this point, have had a dispute that was ongoing. by happenstance, they ended up being on the same metro car, and when they met up, this altercation ensued. john: the chief of metro transit police spoke at the press conference, saying they had a lot of help from witnesses and surveillance video, but they are beefing up security. this comes 17 days after a 15 euro was shot and killed at the same metro station -- 15-year-old was shot in killed at the same metro station, deemed one of the most dangerous in the transportation -- by the transportation agency. jummy:
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post is reporting that a man accused of shooting a seven year old girl could be before a judge today. michael wiggins was arrested yesterday after the friday shooting. the girl was shot i a stray bullet and was taken to the -- by a stray bullet and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. she is expected to survive. new this new and, ron bateman is reacting to domestic violence accusations. the sheriff is charged with assaulting his wife. he just spoke about the charges. >> the sheriff walked out of the door behind me and playing close, appeared nervous and rushed. the press conference lasted exactly one minute. in the end, the sheriff denied he ever committed a crime. much and my wife very she loves me very much. reporter: anne arundel county sheriff ron bateman faced the
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his arrest. he is accused of hitting her in the back of the head. he denies the allegation. i never, ever,: ever assaulted her. things were said in high stress and high anger that were blown out of proportion and not true. charged: eight and was with second-degree assault. wasays his wife -- bateman charged with second-degree assault. he says his wife will tell a different story. sheriff bateman: soon you will see her tell it different statement. we are embarrassed by this. we are going to get through it. reporter: he went inside and did not answer any questions. right now, his police powers are suspended pending the outcome of this case. jummy: another rainy start this morning, but some beautiful spring weather is on
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brian van de graaff is here with a look at your forecast. as you can see from the doppler, we are seeing the last of the moisture. we can zoom in and show you the southeastern portion of the , showers drifting to the south and southeast as they mosey on out of here. we will see a bit of blue peeking through the clouds. degrees with the wind shifting to the north-northwest. by the afternoon, temperatures will climb. mid-50's in winchester. quantico, 57. tod is starting to pick up 15-20 miles per hour. through the afternoon, breezy and a touch cooler but closer to where we should be in the mid 60's. what about the rest of the week and the cherry blossom parade on saturday? we will have
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futurecast coming up in just a bit. jummy: thank you. jamie sullivan has your traffic check. -day roadwork, of course. passing by connecticut avenue, you can see slowing on the outer loop due to the midday loop near georgia avenue. i want to stick to montgomery county. take a look. accident activity on georgetown road near the capital beltway. a minor accident that is not causing a delay, so georgetown road is moving well, but you may see activity. getting into virginia. pretty quiet as you continue toward the gw parkway and the toll road. d.c., we do have one issue, and that is a tree that is down. south 95, the left lane is blocked. otherwise,
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volume at the third street tunnel. jummy: thank you. developing news now, to more homes shot in an alarming crime spree in -- two more homes shot in an alarming crime spree in prince george's county. that's prince william's county, we should say. jeannette reyes believes they may have gotten the first potential break in the case. jeanette: police tell me they are in desperate need of residents to keep their eyes peeled for suspicious activity. for the first time in the last , residents witnessed something that could break this case wide open. two more residents found bullet holes in their home. -- homes. a woman tells us a bullet came through the wall just feet from her head while she was inside watching a movie. she says she looked out the window and spotted a white, four-door
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toyota corolla that quickly sped off. neighbors spotted the same car. it is the first time the police have gotten any kind of description of a possible suspect vehicle. one concerned resident tells us he heard gunfire just last night less than a block away. , isometime after midnight heard the double tap of a sidearm. it sounded like fireworks or a shotgun. it's not the first time it has happened. it has happened quite a few times. jeanette: most residents we talked to have heard gunfire within the last few weeks, but few have reported it. , residentso police should report anything unusual before gunfire is heard. jummy:
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just minutes before a midnight deadline, lawmakers in maryland passed a bill that requires people arrested for dui offenses to have ignition interlock advices installed in their cars. among the people who fought hardest for no was law -- noah's law were his family members. to get drunkrying drivers off the road. as an officer, you are not going to be able to capture that many people. when the interlock goes on the car, noah will always be on patrol. bill is signed, maryland will have some of the strictest dui laws in the nation. the governor signed nearly 100 laws this morning. , ang the new laws he signed protection bill for exploited seniors an
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at improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. coming up, new developments in the war on terror, two new arrests announced today. plus, the latest poll numbers in the race for the white house. the candidates in the lead in new york and the attacks being launched. testing water in michigan and the work that still needs to be done there. plus, bring on the
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. jummy: new developments now in the war on terror. two more suspects have been charged in connection with last month's deadly terror attacks in
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men were involved in renting a brussels apartment that served as a hideout for the bomber who attacked the subway. 36 people were killed in the marched when he second attacks. seattle police say three body 22nd found -- march attacks. seattle police say three body a recycling bin likely belong to a missing woman. they are waiting on autopsy results. a single mother went on a date online,eone she met then went missing. authorities have arrested a man named john charleston. in -- have been found some dogs have been found in deplorable conditions. officials say most of the dogs are in very poor shape. they are seeking donatio
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dog food, cage liners, and cleaning supplies. no charges have been filed yet, but the cases under investigation. now we turn to the race for the white house. and hillary clinton hold double-digit leads in new york. donald trump's closest rival is ohio governor john kasich. on the one-year anniversary of her campaign, hillary clinton is at bernie sanders position on gun control. ms. clinton: in the state that per capita oft crimes involving guns, most of those guns come from vermont. behind to cruz is donald trump and john kasich in the polls in new york, so he is choosing to spend his time
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today is equal payday. it represents how many extra to earnen must work what men earned during the year. pelosi,t obama, nancy and others are speaking at an event in d.c. on average, women only make 79% as much as men. the equality is worse for minority women. in michigan, officials are making some progress reducing the lead levels. a team from for junior attack held a press conference to announce its findings. student -- from virginia tech held a press conference to announce its findings. torovements have been made the water system, but drains still need to be flushed. arkansas, to thousands down south are cleaning up after severe storms last night, including a major hailstorm in texas.
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a tv cameraman took this video of the storm outside his home. look at that. the hail shattered windows, damaged cars. there is so much hail on the ground in some areas, it even looks like snow. the local school district canceled school today to allow people time to clean up the damage. brian: you could tell by looking at the tree, the limbs and leaves were coming right off. that is hard-core, serious stuff down there. luckily, things around here are calm her. we had a little rain this morning, but we are going to clear out. i think we will have a nice pattern and because for the rest of the week. we have the cherry blossom parade that you are participating in saturday. it will be cool in the morning, but it will improve. here is the story of how things are shaping up. 54 currently. notice t
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east. 54 right now, beautif blue skies, a little bit of a breeze out of the north. beautiful blue skies showing up over in frederick. fairfax, more to the east, we still see clouds, but they will continue to work their way on out of here and we will see improving conditions as we go through the afternoon. right now, fairfax checking in at 57 degrees. .7 in manassas a pair of fives in fredericksburg. air will continue to translate into the metro area. i think we will get to the low to mid 60's. there are cooler pockets of air trying to move in from the north and west, but sunshine should even things out. we should have a pleasant afternoon. it will be cool tonight. some
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freezing, especially in the north and west. right now, wins at about 7, 12, s4, 18 miles per hour, -- wind at about seven, 12, 14, 18 miles per hour, a shift from yesterday. notice how the clouds are really thinning out in west virginia and western maryland. will take a little longer for the sunshine to break through. once it does, nicer weather starts to move in. we will have a nice stretch of dry weather that should keep most of the clouds away from us. a little cooler tomorrow, but then we start our warming process, and by next weekend, some nice, warm weather should move in. to the north and west. the cool air does try to fill in tonight. we do see
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i think we could have chilly numbers tonight. are closer to 60. a little chilly at times, but still the right election to be headed in because we will be drive for the remainder of the week. here is your forecast for the afternoon and early evening. 7:05, should be clear and calm for the nats game. some of our burbs could definitely be a tad cooler, so definitely keep an eye on those plants. good sunshine at thursday, friday, into saturday for the cherry blossom parade. once the parade kicks off around 10:00 a.m., we are warming nicely, and i am excited that sunday and monday we are back into the 70's. jummy: i like that. thank you. coming up
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about zika. narrator: all that political mail might be overwhelming. let's simplify. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post:
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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. stronger is blasting without risking her bones. it's training her good cells... to fight the bad guys. stronger is less pain... new hope... more fight.
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it's doing everything in your power... and everything in ours. stronger, is changing even faster than they do. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger. we are back with a health matters alert about the zika virus. officials say the virus is scarier than initially thought. 30 states are at risk. meanwhile, more is being learned about the impact of the virus. >> we know that zika can affect all stages of pregnancy. we think it affects the placenta. it can affect miscarr
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nervous system. this looks like a very bad actor. going experts say avoid to the caribbean, and if you are there, cover up and use mosquito repellent. coming up, grab
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delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't
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leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message. jummy:
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>> some leave here with a little, some leave with a lot, and some leave with the kind of money that dreams are made of. this is "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hello, and welcome to the show. i'm chris harrison. are you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? [cheers and applause] all right! as a barista, our returning contestant is used to filling up on caffeine so he can stay up all night researching trivia questions for his second job as trivia host. from parkville, maryland, please welcome back casey callaghan. [cheers and applause] what's up, casey? >> what's up, chris? >> what's up, buddy? >> thanks, man, good to see you. [cheers and applause] >> welcome back to the show. before we dive into it--so you,

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