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you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin®. because it starts working faster on the first day you take it. try zyrtec®. muddle no more®. but sierra club chooses jamie raskin for congress they all talk about climate change. because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. announcer: now, abc 7 news at noon, on your side. mannoon, a, rushed to the hospital and a woman on the run. jeannette reyes is live with what we know about the shooting right now and also what's happening in the search for that suspect. jeannette:
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contact with loudoun county sheriff's office throughout the morning, getting updates throughout the day. that woman is still on the run right now. for boyfriend, in the hospital, boyfriend, in the hospital, after she allegedly shot him at this apartment building. there was an altercation between them this morning when the woman on your screen, 23-year-old emily king, shot her boyfriend subarud the scene in a outback. neighbors tell me they woke up to a large police presence outside their door earlier in the day. >> there are some cops here. four copee three or vehicles. jeannette: her boyfriend is still in the hospital right now. batman has not been identified, but he is in serious condition. -- that
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identified, but he is in serious condition, expected to make a full recovery. if you have any information about this suspect, get a hold of police. the primary election in maryland is left in two weeks away now, but voters can begin casting ballots today. you are taking a live look at one of the polling places in silver spring. in addition to the presidential primary, voters will decide on several local races as well. sam sweeney caught up with several of the candidates. sam: the doors to polling locations open that 7:00 across -- opened at 7:00 across maryland. today, candidates wasted no time greeting potential voters. with only 12 days left in this all too important primary season. u.s. congress woman and u.s. senate candidate donna edwards shook hands
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voters. >> i think it is an opportunity for middle-class americans to say that they want somebody who has walked in their shoes. i'm hoping that means they will circle donna edwards on that ballot. sam: not long after, her opponent, chris van hollen -- >> focused on getting results, on a lot of the big challenges we've got. making sure every challenge has a good start in life, trying to build an economy that works for everybody, not just the 1%. dealing with the scourge of gun violence and the scandal of mass incarceration. sam: voters have several decisions, including their choice for nominee for president, several congressional seats, and a nominee for mayor of baltimore. >> it's important. they need to talk to us, find out what our concerns are. sam: you can expect seems like this through the primary election -- scenes like this throug
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presidential candidates are getting ready to square off in a debate in new york city. hillary clinton, maintaining a double-digit lead over bernie sanders in the state, despite both candidates drawing large crowds at recent rallies. on the republican side, donald trump urges supporters to fight against what he called a "rigged " system. trump: the people that shouldn't have this power took all the power away from the voters. jummy: republicans in colorado are even facing death trumps -- death threats from some trump fans over how convention delegates are being assigned. ntshington wizards' preside ernie grunfeld is holding a press conference after announcing the firing of head coach randy wittman, who had been the coach since january, 2012. the wizards changed their offensive philosophy this season and ar
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nd. more on this at 4:00. meanwhile, the washington capitals are getting ready for their big playoff game tonight. the puck drops at 7:00 as the caps take on the philadelphia flyers. john gonzalez has more on the big game in about 10 minutes on abc 7 news at noon. midi you are heading out to the game -- maybe you are heading out to the game this evening or the nats. let's go to chief meteorologist doug hill. doug: we tend to have an easterly component to the wind. we had that yesterday. we will have it today, the next couple of days. temperatures will stay below average. 57 at the rockville campus of montgomery college. i live in southern maryland, right near the chesapeake bay. we had frost. widespread in many places, down at or below
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spots. we will have that possibility again tonight. mid to upper 50's today. i think we will head into the 60's at some point before too long. it should be lower 60's. 59 washington. 55 in frederick. 58 in hagerstown. the story for the rest of this afternoon, early evening, spectacular, plenty of sunshine. the average high is 66. still looking good for the weekend and beyond. finally some warmer numbers in the seven-day in just a couple minutes. jummy: we want to get a check of the traffic. jamie sullivan is keeping her eye on the roadways. : if you live in virginia, 66 eastbound. heading in, the accident drops you down to about seven miles per hour. again, that's inbound on 66. only the shoulder getting by. because of this, the backup is already starting to build.
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no problems to report. or the gw parkway. outbound on 395, no problems. inbound, a little bit of road work in place. this overnight closure will be in place. the ramp from duke street to 395 northbound. beginning at 10:30 this evening, everything wrapping up in time for the morning commute tomorrow. if you do have to travel this is a goodinary road alternate. bottom side of the beltway, we are clear. that's a look at traffic. back to you. is the deadline to file paperwork for much-needed repairs on one of our area's most iconic bridges. the memorial bridge is in need of a full renovation to keep it from shutting down, but the national park service says it may miss the deadline to apply for federal funding for those repairs. construction must begi
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to prevent a full closure in 2021. 68,000 cars cross that bridge every single day. new at noon, the second phase of repairs to the national cathedral officially underway. the cathedral suffered massive damage from that 2011 earthquake. phase one cost $10 million. phase two is expected to take more than a decade. the stonemasons working on the repairs say they are in for a lot of work. >> we are introducing some new technology to try and help these pieces performed better in an earthquake -- perform better in an earthquake. the reinforcement rods will insert into these holes, tie these many pieces together. they will work more cohesively as a whole, instead of independently, which is what caused them to fail before. 22my: the estimated cost -- million dollars. tomorrow, a crane will begin taking damaged stone off of the building. newly
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will be installed. rescue crews are working to free people believed to be trapped after a powerful earthquake in japan. this one struck the southern part of the country, about 74 miles northeast of the sendai nuclear plant. an aftershock measuring 5.7 struck later. police have reports of a number of collapsed houses and people possibly trapped inside. at least 45 people injured, five of them seriously. new developments on the war on terror. the european union has approved a new security plan to track airline passenger information. the passenger name record log can be used to track foreign fighters traveling to and from a conflict area, like syria or iraq. the information will be shared with several countries, including the u.s. and canada. the pentagon is still trying to get answers this noon after this disturbing incident at sea.
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russianht there, two warplanes buzzing by an american destroyer, the uss donald cook. this is in the baltic sea on tuesday. this morning, one military official says the incident is one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. neither jeff appeared -- jet appeared to have any weaponry, but they flew so low, they even kicked up water. coming up on abc seven news at noon, a abc 7 news at texas constable ambushed. plus, a father facing jail time for kidnapping his own son. still ahead, the emotional plea from that boy. and a look at the capitals as they
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doug will be back with the warmest days to come and what it's
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constable inty texas is expected to recover after an overnight shooting. someone came up behind him and shot him several times. he was rushed to the hospital and is recovering now from surgery. police are questioning a man who showed up at a nearby fire station and met description of that suspect. a father convicted of kidnapping his son is sentenced to four year
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him to cleveland, ohio, with new identities. julian was discovered last fall after his social security number showed up as invalid. he begged the judge not to take his dad away. >> he has raised me well, in my opinion, pushed me far in school. some the reason why i get of the best grades in school, why i'm going to college. he loved me and protected me more than anybody else i've ever known. jummy: hernandez showed regret for his action, but he tried to explain why he did it. he said he and julian's mother had a tumultuous relationship. in other news, the wounded warriors -- hosted a house ceremony for the national event. the president spoke there.
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servicemembers for full days of cycling. tomorrow, they will finish their ride in annapolis. the nba saying goodbye to one of its greatest ever to step on the court. last night was the end of the road for kobe bryant, and he went out in typical kobe fashion, minimal passing. performance, including the game-winner. kobe dropping the mic with a heartfelt goodbye. kobe: you can't write something better than this, and i'm more proud of the fact -- not about the championships, but about the down years, because we didn't run and we did it the right way. what can i say? mamba, out. jummy: bryant walks away as the league's third all-time leading scorer. congrats on a career wl
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the number one seed washington capitals take on the philly flyers at the verizon center tonight. our john gonzalez has all of the excitement at the team practices for the big matchup. john: we are rocking the red here. you can see the guys have taken the ice for their morning skate. it's going to be a heckuva series. even though most of the guys we have been talking to here are optimistic, it's hard not to get nervous as a fan. we've got some fans here today. thisme about your sign, very important practice. >> we really like ovechkin. we hope the caps bring home the cup. john: so do i, bud. mom, you are bringing him out for the first time? >> they wanted to come out and watch before the game.
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season been for the family? >> very. john: thanks for talking to us. this young man knows a little bit about hockey. what do you think is going to happen? >> i think it's going to be a high tempo game. i know the boys are going to be ready. we are all here to support them and hoping for a win. john: you had a great way to describe a victory. >> i hope the caps come out and annihilate the flyers. john: that's a good word. 7:00 tonight, game one at verizon center. if necessary, games five and evan as well. -- five and seven as well. the capitals in the playoffs for the 26th time in their history. the last time we faced the flyers, we did not do so well. it's going to be a different story starting tonight. it's time to rock the red as the capitals warm a
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tremendous battle. jummy: all right, thank you. so excited. heading to the game tonight. doug: it's going to be a fun night. whether it is not an issue at all, hasn't been for a couple days, won't be for several more. let's give you the highlights of what we expect. as we look live at potomac river, 59 degrees. wind is not very strong right now. we don't expect strong wind speeds the next several days. high pressure is close and controlling. the easterly component is keeping things cooler than average. will eventually change direction. it will feel like spring before you know it. 59 in leesburg and washington. 59 degrees in fredericksburg. 55 in manassas. satellite image -- you can there at this-- you can stare all you want, but you are not going to see any clouds. here is the severn
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day after day -- here is the area in the atmosphere that keeps repeating day after day. continue under the domination of a huge area of high pressure, giving us more and more sunshine. a couple things to watch here. they after day, -- we have had, they after day -- we have had, day after day, dry conditions. maybe a 10% of rain monday -- 10% chance of rain monday. we are running a deficit for march of 2.5", a little bit more than that. if this pattern continues, then april is going to be pretty much the same way. drought monitor has been updated. we have abnormally dry conditions just west of kaiser's rich, in -- kaiser's ridge. that's only going to spread i
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in the short term, more sunshine with a warming trend. if you're heading out to the park for first pitch, it's going to be nice and warm sitting in the sun, but it will be cool. you might want to have a jacket. another patch of frost here or there, but not quite as widespread as this morning. the next few days, thursday and friday, sunshine, warmer temperatures. it looks great saturday morning downtown for the cherry blossom parade. close to 70 on sunday, then the upper 70's on monday. then the cold front through the area monday night will cool it off just a bit as we head through tuesday and wednesday of next week. it's all good. jummy: ok, that. -- ok, doug. coming up, new information on the zika virus. plus,
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jummy: 7 news on your side with a health alert about the zika virus. the cdc now confirms the virus causes a rare birth defect and other problems in the brain. the confirmation is a turning point in the fight against the virus, which is still spreading. the cdc says there has never been a mosquito borne virus that causes birth defects in humans. doctors in south carolina say a new device makes radiation therapy less invasive and more effective. it is a spiral medical device acid thatlylactic eventually dissolves in the body, leaving behind a tiny titanium clip which marks the
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location to spot treat the cancer. a potato chip is being credited with helping diagnose cancer in a woman out of washington state. she says a sharp ridge of a chip pokes her in -- poked her in the throat. the chip poked a tumor in her tonsil. if it weren't for the check -- say she may not have noticed the tumor until it was too far along.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons.
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ac is responsible for the content of this advertising. jummy: take a look at this video. high wire is the artist is back behind bars at a zoo in june -- in japan. the chimpanzee escape, trying to evade capture while hanging high above the wires. authorities had to use a sedative to capture the 25-year-old chimp. zoo officials are still not quite sure how he escaped. my goodness! [laughter] doug: probably won't have that idea again. quick look at our seven-day. plenty of sunshine the next you days, a bit of a warming trend. no rain in the next seven days. jummy: have a great day, everyone.
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