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>> for the first time the black mercedes which rear-ended the unmarked state police car. the cruiser, itself. trooper evan ganeshananda still trapped inside. the pictures taken by the tow truck driver obema. >> we all are trying to have the trooper. the cash is smashed. another tow truck driver sees the whole thing. >> i took it up quick. i drag it would car where the pressure and the state trooper was. >> he is far from recovery there is hope. >> it will take a long time. >> many questions about what caused a crash. tom be
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rear-ended to send the 60-year-old man from new jersey out of control. >> another mercedes hit the mercedes. >> the state police trying to piece it together. >> whether or not he was at fault is under investigation. >> tonight the state police say it is possible another vehicle that did not stop that touched off this whole terrible chain of events. leon: the over big story we're following is 19 children and two adults rushed to the hospital after a school bus crash just before 3:00 at r.f.k. stadium. the crash didn't look that bad but the injuries tell a different story. brad: it's a
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>> they tell us that they and the police are investigating the accident. that is the poll that the bus driver hit. in all 22 kids, all of him students at woodbridge elementary school had to be taken to the hospital. they had minor injuries. more than half of the people on the bus were taken to the hospital. they believe the driver of the bus was trying to whip the bus around. they didn't see the pole or something and slammed into it. they went flying forward. that is why so many people had the minor injuries. the children hurt had been to the science and the engineering festival. a huge event that started today. if you come back live there are kids in lot eight of the r.f.k. stadi
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they parked here and they took the metro to the festival. the group injured taken it back from the festival. they had been heading back across the river when the bus driver slammed in the pole. d.c. fire expects everybody to be treated at the hospital and released a short time later. they expect everyone to be home by later tonight. i'm tom roussey, abc7 news. alison: thank you. rattled nerves so far appear to be the only mayor casualty after a second powerful earthquake rocked japan. this time was a 7.1 magnitude quake that sent people scrambling to the street. tsunami advisory posted but lifted. the damage reports are broken glass, and crumbled concrete. and cracked asphalt. we'll monitor the damage reports as they roll in. heart-warming moment
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yesterday's earthquake. an 8-month-old child pulled from a collapsed home. the child had no visible injury despite the region being the hardest hit from the earthquake that claimed nine lives and injured hundreds. leon: boy, the rescue is something to celebrate. alison: isn't it? leon: we have a lot to celebrate here. this region has exciting actives around the district. it will be the weekend that you will want to leave your car at home. we have two separate parades a block and one hour apart. monetary fund going on. this is the result. road closures around foggy bottom to the area surrounding the national mall. we have a complete listing at wjla.com. check that out. the first of the two parades deck the streets of d.c. out in pink. amy aubert caught up with the performers for the national cherry blossom parade and she joins us live from northwest
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scenes look at preparations under way there. hey, amy. amy: preparations going on throughout the day. the dancers are performing the performance for the finale tomorrow. crews spent friday tying loose ends and adding the final touches to the floats that are planned hit the street saturday morning. streamers glitter and plenty of pink parked and ready to go. >> are y'all excited? not far away prep of a different kind. >> left. left. >> two dance teams are joining up to hit the nation's capital to take part in the parade. >> we are practicing four or five or six hours at a time. we want it to be perfected and represent the town well. >> many of the dancers from mississippi and in the d.c. area for the very first time. >> i feel like i'm special because
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like none of my friends are in here. >> besides long hours of practice, this group is taking in the sights. >> we have been doing different museums and the monument to see the history that america has in store for us. is there one, two, three, four. >> whether they are counting steps or counting down. >> tomorrow's finale will feature 900 performers. live in northwest d.c., amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: watch your back there. don't want you to get kicked! leon: you have two chances to watch the parade if you are staying at home. it will air at noon on abc7 and then again at 2:00 p.m. on
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newschannel8. alison: we have been there for a lot of parades and we have had everything in the weather department. leon: yes. alison: it sounds like tomorrow will be one of the best yet. doug: if you arrive early it could be 234 the 40's. but we will get 234 the 50's when the sun comes out. the air is cool but the sun is intense and very strong. temperatures range from the upper 50's to the lower 60's. 63 in reagan national. 64 in reagan national. charts vil in 66. for the evening hours we will stay clear overnight we drop to the chilly numbers. 38
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high pressure over canada continues to influence the weather. we will see a warmup with the plenty of sunshine. low to mid-50's to 60 by 11:00. perfect weather. alison: we will see you shortly. now we turn to the race for the white house. it took a detour through vatican city of all place. talking about the social economic and the environmental issues and it included a 15-minute address to the pontiffical academy of social sciences but not an audience with pope francis. the pontiff sent apologies. sanders' trip comes hours after one of the most raucous debates so far between him and hillary
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the bigger fight may come from both sides. scott thuman has the latest from the campaign trail today. scott: it's one more reason the next ten days are exciting ones. the math is the same. nothing really changing there. everyone is looking beyond that. they are looking for a map of five states. here they are. the big prize is pennsylvania. we see a less civil tone taking place not on the republican side. we have seen it for a long time but on the democratic side. it was evident last night with the debate. here is a quick clip of the back and forth. >> let us talk about the worst foreign policy blunder in the modern history of the country.
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the banks. when asked he could not explain how that would be done. scott: quite a contrast from the first debate they had months ago in las vegas where bernie sanders was actually defending hillary clinton and the e-mail issues. so what we are seeing now is the mad dash. this is perhaps the next two big dates. 19 and 26. after that we head to june when california votes around whether or not either of the candidates in the lead can clinch the nomination. leon: all right. we'll see what happens. thank you. still ahead at 5:00 -- new controversy at the college campus where the protesters were pepper sprayed. how much the school spent. >> a member of the manson family could soon be free. what has to happen first and what has changed since she was convicted 45 years ago? >> first though, another big event this weekend in the district. this one is expected
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what they are all focused on coming up next at "abc7 news at 5:00
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alison: this is a big weekend in the district. leon: also underway is the usa science and the engineering festival. as tom roussey shows us it's bringing 30,000 students and their families all to the heart of d.c. for the weekend. >> to say it's giant is an understatement. they are expecting 350,000 visitors that are exploring everything from electricity. to a bus that would simulate to what it's like to drive around on mars. >> he says it is possible that one of the kids will grow up to go to mars. >> i can tell them i didn't think i had more of a chance than you but it
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>> the children from laurel seem inspired. >> hopefully there is life on mars. >> this event takes place every other year. they are hoping to get girls excited about working in science. she says she wants to be a doctor. >> this will go on for the next few days. starts at 10:00 and sunday. >> cool. once again this weather for the weekend couldn't be, it couldn't have a better choice
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things outside. >> and steve rudin is where they are practicing a lot. >> there is steve. >> what's up? look who is with me? >> rob from "world news tonight" and "good morning america." special message for leon and alison tomorrow? >> leon was on cnn and i have known alison a long time as well. i can't hear your rebuttal. it's loud here.
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[inaudible] >> what you see behind me. this is the kids that are going to be in the parade tomorrow morning. hand it back to you. what do we expect? >> what do we expect at the parade? >> sunshine as you know. you do a fantastic job but there are so many things going on. guys like you are walking down the boulevard with the big balloons. >> thank you for joining us. >> let's head back inside the studio. >> we vel a great time. >> what we wouldn't pay to see steve in the pa
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i have seen it on twitter. alison: this weather is something to celebrate. >> let's get started to show you what to expect. around the air today this is the fifth consecutive afternoon with no clouds. i know it has happened before. but this has been quite a wile around here. to have a dry stretch. this is starting after sunrise. look through the day. just sunshine. blue skies and the sunshine. tired of it? i'm not. several more days to come. then we might have a cloud overhead. 63 at reagan national. 64 from winchester and leesburg. a little flavor of the north easterly wind to keep the temperatures below average. western zone is chilly. no frost concerns there. no prost concerns anywhere. it is all about the high pressure center. this is huge and has been in charge for several days. only slowly will it move east to get off
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we have the northeasterly winds. south earserly winds. by monday we go southwest. wi have circulation around the high pressure to the coast. the weather is in the atlantic. they are expecting eight to 12 pimples of snow tomorrow in denver. but great weather for the d.c.-toronto game. and you can watch it live on newschannel8. we told you the weather is ideal. this is perfect for anything that you want to do outside. it's 70 on sunday. zoom to 79 on monday ahead of a told front.
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not a lot of change. the next chance of rain is not until friday. >> alison: still ahead at 5:00, an image that aired on tv's across the nation and it went viral online but we are learning the length that the u.c. davis went to scrub away the image. the astounding price tag ahead. leon: she was 19 when sent to prison for a role in the mansion murders. now he is may be set free. what has to happen first? next. alison: but first, here is what is coming up tonight on abc7 -- i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards.
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utrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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alison: we are following a story from palm beach, florida. michelle marsh has details of a tiger attack. tell us about this. michelle: scary stuff. zookeeper was killed after being mauled by a tiger at the palm beach zoo. this is video just in to the newsroom. that keeper was with the tiger in an area where the tiger sleeps at night. the zoo was evacuated as a precaution and shut down for the day. as for the tiger, he was tranquilized and did not
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the tiger involved in the attack is one of the four malayan tilingers kept at the zoo. it is endangered species. leon: the california board of parole recommended that leslie van houten be released on parole. >> she was once a homicidal teen member of the serial killer cult was recommended for parole after 46 years in prison. >> they call her an exemplary prisoner where she has helped the other inmates. she earned a masters degree. >> she is behind bars for the participation in the 1969 murders of the la biancaa. she spoke to diane sawyer in 1994 describing the night she and other manson followers killed the couple in their california home. >> tex turned me around and handed me the knife and he
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i stabbed mrs. la bianca in the lower back about 16 times. >> what kind of punishment do you deserve? what is enough? >> i don't know when enough punishment will be enough for me. >> the sentiment is shared by many including the l.a. district attorney and the couple's daughter telling abc7 news we do not think anybody who commits the kind of crimes she and the others did should ever be paroled. van houten has been denied parole 19 times before. jerry brown could reject this attempt. >> everything on the list of reasons to parole someone leslie van houten can check off. as a political matter, how could it help the governor to release a manson follower? >> the decision next goes to legal review board. if it's upheld it will go to the governor who has final say. lauren lister, abc news, los angeles. alison: we want to take a moment and reflect on life then in 1971. the year that leslie van houten was
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first, the colts won super bowl x, baltimore colts. the starbucks opened the first store in seattle's pike place market. they created the first communication system we know today as e-mail. rocker jim morrison died in paris. "time's" man of the year" was president nixon. the first of two the consecutive years with the tidal prewater gate. that puts in a little perspective for you. leon: alison starling wasn't born. alison: almost. leon: still ahead at 5:00 -- arrests inside the capitol rotunda. the message and how many people have been arrested at the capitol this week. alison: scandal surrounding the video. how much a college spent to get the images scrubbed from the internet. mike: coming up a new
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kids: he came here from rocky married 27 years. raised 6 kids. including 5 boys. he had grandpa move in with us. glenn: we loved having him as part of the family. it's what you do. kids: in congress, dad will protect president obama's legacy. he'll fight for jobs and protect social security and medicare. glenn ivey will never quit on you; and we should know, we're his kids. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message. i'll take on the republicans for all of us.
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". alison: muriel bowser pushing for statehood. she announced she will soon submit legislation to get statehood on
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ballot. on the eve of emancipation day. we got reaction from the voting rights activists from the city hall to the capitol building. >> it comen traits when president lincoln ended slavery in washington. in recent years it's a day focused on voting rights. >> we need to finish the unfinished job that lincoln began when he treed the slaves and -- freed the slaves to give them democracy. >> after a superior court victory on the d.c. budget autonomy. mayor bowser wants to put a statehood referendum on the ballot. polls show strong support. even with the d.c. voter approval it is unclear how the republican controlled congress can respond. >> i think this is a problem that we need to approach on every level. >> so anything we can do that is creative is worth trying. >> today d.c. vote march merged on capitol hill with the democracy spring protest calling for
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reform and the restoration of the voting rights act. many here support bernie sanders for president and criticized corporate america and the antiwar group code pink participated. is this a good fit for the nonpartisan d.c. vote? >> any opportunity to elevate it to the new audiences is a good thing. >> this ended like every democracy bring protest this week with a large group of protesters arrested outside the capitol building. >> thank you for taking a stand. >> rosario dawson was among those arrested. they arrested hundreds of democracy spring protesters across the country and d.c. vote hopes when they return home they will act as the ambassadors for d.c. statehood. mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. alison: reminder that tomorrow emancipation day parade is one of two planned parades in d.c. tomorrow. that and the event in foggy bottom means a lot of road closures. so you will find a om
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list on the website wjla.com. leon: mike mentioned a moment ago but we have a different perspective on the fifth day protest at the capitol. earlier today a dozen of democracy spring protesters utahed the zip ties to attach themselves to the scaffolding inside the rotunda. they supplied this video here that they were arrested by the capitol police in addition to 130 protesters arrested outside in a sit-in. tomorrow the protests will morph from spring to awakening with the three days of additional events. alison: the pictures of the university of the california davis, the students there being pepper sprayed. the images were seen by hundreds of people. now the chancellor is under fire for spending $175,000 to have the consultants try to wipe the internet of the images. the problem that many say is the money used is
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money. >> accept it and move on. don't try to hide it. >> so many people are calling for the chancellor to step down. u.c. spokesperson said the school and the chancellor worked to ensure reputation of the university is portrayed fairly. leon: nba team owners will not move the all-star game out of north carolina for now. this is after the tar heel state bathroom law. adam silver agrees that the law is problematic but he has faith that north carolina will make changes before the all-star game. >> the best role for league to play here is through the constructive engagement toward change. not setting the deadlines. not making ultimatums. >> north carolina's governor did make some changes to the state's
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extend to protect the game family. bipartisan group of senators are urging silver and the league to take a stand against the law. alison: the man wanted in a sexual assault in fairfax county is now in custody. police arrested malcolm hall. he is arrested for sexual assaulting an elderly woman in centreville. we showed you a composite sketch handed out by police yesterday. hall was the park employee at the cub run rec center in chantilly. leon: new development in a deadly stabbing. police arrested 26-year-old hill yard this morning. they say he stabbed paul ivy to death on living stone road.
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alison: they have seen increase in heroin related overdoses. now it's issuing a new warning. three overdoses occurred over the night of april 13. this bach or heroin is deadly. the investigators believe it's stronger than normal or it's mixed with something. >> first west nile and now sec. the simple things you can do so you don't get bitten. alison: not all ideas for business are winners. we will let you be the judge about a unique gym in kentucky leon: tonight at 6:00, the cherry blossom and the emancipation day
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the only reason they are closed in the district. what is happening to stop the traffic as well? that's at 6:00.
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steve: i'm steve rudin live at the university of the district of columbia. behind me gearing up for the big national cherry blossom parade festival tomorrow. a lot going on. and the weather is going to be absolutely beautiful. take a look for yourself. morning temperatures in the 50's. eventually making it to the 60's by afternoon. a lot of sunshine. next seven days shows near 70 on sunday, near 80 on monday. our next best chance for rain may come friday of next week. stay with us. "abc7 news at 5:00" continues after this.
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leon: check this out. a pair of business owners kentucky decided the mission is to help pets and owners get fit at the same time. they opened up a fitness center this month for people and animals. it's called the lost pound fitness and pet center. business started out as a non-profit rescue shelter but expanded to health and fitness after concerns over pet obesity
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>> he is said have a fitness center for dogs. >> every family has a pet. obesity is as unhealthy for pets as for people. leon: researchers estimate half of dogs and cats are obese these days. the center owner want to add classes for obedience and exercise next. alison: clever name. lost pound. really cute. all right. speaking of eating and staying fit, mars is doing something it has never done before. it will put the new labels on the products including 'the sauce. they will suggest they should only be eaten occasionally because of the high amount of sugar or salt. it is holding itself to a higher standard because of the guidelines from world health organization. leon: it's often called the most popular
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there are facts about wikipedia you may not know. this second people are editing away on the wikipedia projects at ten edits for second. the promises of accurate neutral articles and the privacy for contributors often is a mirage. they say they have been left battle scarred after troubling personal encounters with the popular encyclopedia. >> wikipedia is often edited by people with an agenda. leon: now in 2012, they started an opposing website to expose what he calls wikipedia's misinformation, defamation and general nonsense. when they read afoul of wikipedia he was drawn to a cyber world where they dole out punishment and retaliation, privacy is violated and special interest control the information. find out more this sunday on "full measure"
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attkisson at 9:30 a.m. on abc7. a muslim woman said southwest went too far to kick her off a flight. what happened in the trip that started in arlington. alison: heat and the humidity is not here yet but zika is. comingcoming up up what you can
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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alison: new information on the fight against zika virus. today virginia department of health confirmed 11 cases of the virus in virginia. they are spread throughout the state. so far these cases appear to be people who traveled outside the u.s. but that could change. joining me now is michaelous, professor of the department of entomology for university of virginia. you're the bug guy. >> i am the bug guy. alison: glad to have you here. you brought props to help explain what exactly is going to be happening once the bugs start biting. >> if rascals here are the yellow fever mosquito. the victor of the zika virus. we d
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mosquitoes in washington, d.c. these particular specimens were collected in virginia. the big concern right now is we have the vectors and the other potential vectors like the asian tiger mosquito. will these be able to create local transmission as people return with zika? i went to a local swamp earlier today and i discovered mosquitoes. these are breeding. in a week or so they will turn into adults and there will be blood. alison: conditions are ripe for this to be an issue here. so how do we protect ourselves? >> there are several things to do. number one if you avoid being out doors at the time you are likely to be bitten by mosquitoes that is dawn and dust in one way to avoid the bite. the best bet is the personal
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protection. there is line of clothing that is permeated with a highly effective repellent. they will also keep off the tick and vector lyme disease. double bonus here. alison: they take many washings, too. >> many. they will go from 20 to 70 washings and continue to work. i use them all the time in the tropics. in terms of the top call applicants -- topy call an -- topicala applicants the gold standard is deet with them. this will give you eight hours of protection. there is oil of lemon eucalyptus. if i'm in the yard for four hours i will probably put it o
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alison: so think about it early. >> this is just around the corner. alison: thank you very much for your help. >> pleasure. good luck. it's a jungle out there. leon: we're itching already here. thank you. coming up tonight new at 6:00 -- get ready. they are coming. look at when we expect to see the sicadas. why folks turn out in droves. video that is sparking debate across the country. that is coming up at 6:00. let's check on what is happening on the roads. jamie: we are starting out with an accident. northbound on the baltimore parkway before the capitol beltway, 13 miles per hour due to the accident. but everything has been moved to the shoulder. but the backup, you only get a short
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relief. in silver spring, near east/west highway. we have an accident. be careful if you are going to be in that area. we are seeing the delays. this is northbound tysons that is averaging 10 miles per hour. as you continue to the american legion bridge we still see delays. it doesn't let up soon. you are still bumper to bumper. that is a look at traffic. back to you. alison: we know traffic is an issue. but weather will cooperate. leon: get outside to walk. there are plenty of things to do. doug: it's gorgeous. th
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low 50's. get up and get warmer from there. let's get ready to launch the sun. three. two. one. there it goes. zoom! we are in good shape. nothing but sunshine day after day of the clear skies. 64 in fredericksburg. 63 in the capitol. this is going to drop but we will stay in the 40s. coldest suburbs managing the upper 30's. tomorrow a lot of things to do. cherry blossom parade. united game tomorrow afternoon. a lot of people playing golf. it will warm up nicely with wall-to-wall sunshine. tomorrow 68. sunday is 78 and sunshine. monday we could be close to 80-degree mark. it
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tuesday. but it's pleasant. ten minutes to 6:00. you know what that means? robert burton time. robert? robert: hello! hockey going so far. one down and 15 to go in the quest for the stanley cup. win over the flyers in game one. look for the left wing to step up soon. from what the teammates tell us, it sounds like you might want to watch out for the practical jokes as well. the oldest on the team but the youngest at heart. >> how often do you give him hell? >> it's him giving everyone else grief. he is giveer. >> he has water in my helmet or the tape on my
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sticking me when i walk away. that type of thing. there are days that are just over the line. >> owl jokes aside you might be the biggest asset to the team. >> is a one of those guys for us for sure. >> but when the pranks come back you better not retaliate. >> what can you do? >> you can't say anything. >> watch out for jason. g.w. women's
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has a new face. jen rizati is the new head coach coming from university of hartford. she led or is leading the hawks to the five america east title in six ncaa appearances. remember we are the broadcast home for d.c. united. catch their match tomorrow against toronto on newschannel8. that is at 5:00 p.m. i bet you didn't know that about jason. leon: i did not know that. didn't see that side of him. robert: jokester. be careful. alison: that is leon in the newsroom. robert: exactly. no one knows. leon: not at all. i'm denying everything. alison: still to come -- >> it happened to my wife because she is muslim. alison: a woman says she was kicked
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kids: he came here from rocky married 27 years. raised 6 kids. including 5 boys. he had grandpa move in with us. glenn: we loved having him as part of the family. it's what you do. kids: in congress, dad will protect president obama's legacy. he'll fight for jobs and protect social security and medicare. glenn ivey will never quit on you; and we should know, we're his kids. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message. i'll take on the republicans for all of us.
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i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done. i'm kathleen mathews
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alison: a woman says she was kicked off a flight because she was muslim. suzanne kennedy says the muslim advocates say this is part of a growing trend. suzanne: this happened on a southwest flight from chicago to seattle on wednesday. that is when takoma park resident says she was thrown off the flight after trying to switch seats with a willing passenger. her husband says as a muslim woman she is not comfortable sitting between two men. when a flight attendant got involved the situation turned hostile. >> she tried to is it but said you are not going to switch. you have to leave the airport. she said why? "you have to leave the airplane." >> she was rebooked on a seattle-bound flight that same day but by then her husband said the damage was done. >> it happened to my wife because she is muslim. i am sur
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she didn't make any mistakes. why was she asked to sit on the corner. can you move to the middle? nothing wrong with that. suzanne: council on american-islamic relations says what happened to her is part of an i larging trend of -- alarming trend of the muslims being removed from u.s. flights without reasonable explanation. >> it really does create alarm amongst american muslims in terms of traveling that we want to make sure that nobody rights are violated. >> we reached out to southwest airlines and they say the flight attendant followed proper procedure with request to the customer's actions. as for cair, they believe that the woman deserves a public apology that her round trip fare should be reimbursed and that the flight attendant involved should undergo diversity training. at reagan national airport, suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. alison: that is it for "abc7 news at 5:00" on a friday. here is what is coming up at 6:00 -- you might want to think twice about driving in the district this weekend. we will tell you about the
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about. also just hours after circulating this composite, or a composite sketch of a sexual assault suspect police believe they found their man. how they tracked him down. and you might not hear them now but you will. when billions of cicadas will rise from the ground. "abc7 news at 6:00" starts now. maureen: festival parade, high level meeting and hockey add up to potential gridlock in the district this weekend. jay korff is live in the northwest washington with a look at some of the event bringing many people into town. jay? jay: yeah, good evening, maureen. we are along busy constitution avenue. to my right and behind me is a national archive. over here is prime seating for the cherry blossom festival parade. the real big issue i
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and the parking. it will be a mess out here over the weekend. >> it's beautiful out here. awesome. >> picture perfect weather assured to lure thousands to downtown d.c. this weekend for a variety of the high profile vents. with that expect the road closures, delays and the traffic tie-ups. >> it will be crazy down here. really crazy. really the traffic will be backed up. >> the cherry blossom parade kicks off saturday on constitution avenue. they are putting the final touches on the viewing stands and the abc7 and parade organizers are making sure it goes off without a hitch. soon after that another parade begins. the emancipation parade beginning at 1:00 p.m. >> at the end of the day people need to understand that equality is prerequisite of

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