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kimberly: right now, celebrating a life. a local teenager killed in the virginia tech massacre is remembered in her hometown. >> we don't understand why. in they: new information shooting of the firefighters in prince george's county. why the spe
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walking free right now. and a helicopter goes down at bwi airport. abc 7 news at 11:00 starts now. >> now abc 7 news at 11:00, on your side. first, sadness and confusion, one firefighter dead, another hospitalized in critical condition, and tonight were that the man who pulled the trigger has been released from police custody and is not facing charges yet. as people rally around the fire department impacted by this tragedy. roz plater is live outside of the later for hills fire station with our top story. is a memorial right outside station 30. people have been dropping by and leaving flowers and candles. we are told condolences are coming in from around the country. this tragedy is touching everyone. an
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engine company 30, prince george's county firefighters mourning one of their own. arefighter john ulmschneider, 13 year veteran, was gunned down in the line of duty. new details emerging about the incident friday night. firefighters responded to a home on sharon road in temple hills. the relative called 911, thinking there was a medical emergency. first responders identified themselves, knocking loudly 30 times beforee making the decision to force entry. >> i heard the banging on the door, and then gunshots. about 6, 7 gunshots. roz: the homeowner shot the firefighters and his own brother. >> he was in pain. he was asking for help.
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that moment. they eventually got him to roll, crawl down the steps, through the driveway, out into an area of the street where they could carry him to the truck. homeowner was taken in for questioning but released and he does not currently face charges. the case is still being good investigative. some neighbors believe he was trying to defend himself. >> he was trying to protect his house, i believe. he thought somebody was trying to break in. a man at the home who identified himself as the homeowner said he cannot answer questions. by phone, is relative called this unintentional and it's sad for the family. all of this is being investigated by prince george's county police and the state's attorney's office is looking at all angles. live in hyattsville, roz plater, abc 7 news. kimberly: within the
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funeral services for firefighter ulmschneider. visitation will be tuesday at st. john's parish in hollywood, maryland. he will be laid to rest during a funeral wednesday afternoon with a private burial after. -- where 28s from people have died. there was a powerful earthquake. the u.s. geological survey said the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit along the central coast of the country. residents reported feeling shaking for more than a minute. soon i'll me warnings are in place for some areas along the coastline, several aftershocks have continued into the night. two people were taken to the hospital after being exposed to carbon monoxide at the atf headquarters at 7 p.m. tonight. this was a long new york avenue north
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power pressure machine malfunction, leaking carbon monoxide into the air. we remember the life of a local victim of the virginia tech peterson, one of 32 people killed in the attack nine years ago. to this day, it remains the deadliest shooting rampage in u.s. history, and cheryl conner takes us to the church were once a year it's about celebrating life, not morning a loss. ♪ though you are seeing what you perceive to be sadness, we are going on with life. 18 years of life, short on time, long on enthusiasm. >> everyday she was smiling. just a happy person. for nine years now, th
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baptist church in centerville. and 31 others she were shot and killed by a single gun man at virginia tech. >> i called her all day. it got to the point where her voicemail was full. no callbacks, only memories. >> she was christian and she wanted everyone to know about it. cheryl: it make sense that she is remembered with uplifting music, helping those in need through the erin peterson fund, giving over $160,000 of scholarships and awards. erin was known as daddy's girl, and for the celebration, her mom says they are back together. mr. peterson died from a heart attack a month ago. it's not fair, right, or i can go about and say it's what god intended. tickets tonight were free, but they operate on donations.
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tournament in september. cheryl conner, abc 7 news. kimberly: right now, a search for answers in the death of a woman at a montgomery county motel. investigators were called to the red roof inn on shady grove road in rockville this morning for the report of a woman found dead. the police say the woman was stabbed to death. they are investigating the death as suspicious. no word on her identity or a possible suspect. andloping tonight, the ntsb faa are investigating a helicopter crash near bwi airport. doing lineter was inspections for baltimore gas & electric when it went down. three people were on board, none of them seriously hurt. officials say there was no impact on airline operations, but there were some delays on mark and amtrak routes. crews were called in to battle a brush five because of the crash. turning now to the
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seems like spring is finally settling in. a great start to the weekend. and it's going to hang on for a couple more days. we head over to josh knight for the good news. josh: so easy to have my job when it's all good news for a lot of this week. starting off with a picture from montgomery county, rockville, maryland, 53 degrees. clear skies again tonight, chilly overnight, and tomorrow morning starting off in the 30's and 40's. not too bad around d.c., mid-50's, frederick, culpeper, manassas already in the mid 40's. if you are running out one more time this evening to let out the dog, keep in mind that you will need the jacket. the breeze is not a factor at this point, but we do have a wind chill. clear skies and temperatures are falling. tomorrow morning starting off in the 30's and 40's.
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rain moving back in coming up in the forecast. tomorrow marks the final day of this year's national cherry blossom festival. it has been quite the celebration, including an event celebrating japanese pop tonight. the cherry blossom blast was at the carnegie library at mount vernon square, including activities ranging from gaming lay, the latest in japanese fashion, it and street food. news channel 8 have been proud sponsors of the cherry blossom festival and we are looking forward to it again next year. another huge celebration in the district today, emancipation day. a parade was held this afternoon, followed by a concert at freedom plaza. emancipation day marks the day in 1867 when president lincoln signed an order freeing more than 3100 slaves in the district.
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race for the white house. senator ted cruz traveling to wyoming where he picked up 14 delegates at the state party convention. nineis in addition to delegates from the wyoming caucuses. within 200osed delegates a front runner donald trump in the fight for the republican nomination. add to hispected to delegates with a strong showing in tuesday's new york primary. on the democratic side hillary fundraisershad a and campaign events in california. senator bernie sanders was off the campaign trail today after a speech at a conference. both have rallies planned in new york tomorrow. i'm another step toward president obama closing guantanamo bay before leaving office. nine detainees have been transferred from the president to saudi arabia. ago the president presents they planned that involve sending most prisoners to other countries. except most dangerous ones who would be sent to
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facilities. the latest transfer leaves 80 prisoners at gitmo. coming up next -- >> he said give me your money. i said i don't have any money. kimberly: this woman a victim of a carjacking. the surprising place it happened and what else she said about the attack. plus, did you rock the red? the caps get another victory tonight in their quest for
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kimberly: the carjacking that happened at a church come and an ugly woman threatening pulled from her car and thrown to the ground. retrieved -- was an elderly woman who was threatened and pulled from her car. richard: it's the last place you would expect a carjacking. >> he said give me your money. i said i have no money. the 76-year-old said it happened in this church parking lot. >> i cannot believe it. i was at the church going to a meeting. is it not even save
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night, she walked out of the up visible church in sober spring, got into her car, and started it up. >> i do not have the door closed so it would lock. is when and that young man was pulling her car door open. ande stuck something in said to you know what it is. i said, no. he said give me your money. i said i'm sorry, sir, i don't have any money. richard: he yanked her out of the car, through virtual the ground, jumped in the car, and took off. her, physically assaulted frightened her, took her vehicle. went to the woman gas station where she called 911. >> he pulled me out. richard: the woman's vehicle, similar to this, is a 2008 toyota high lander she said from now on she will take precautions. >>
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pairs. new information from japan where the search for survivors of two deadly earthquakes resumed at first light. people in southwest japan spent a cold, wet night in shelters. others slept in their cars. at least 40 people died in the earthquakes. hit in the earthquakes largely were larry is, many of the homes and buildings -- it hit largely in rural reas, many of the homes and buildings were built to sustain an earthquake. tomorrow, volunteers will set up at more than 75 locations along the 33 mile stretch of rock creek to clean up trash and items. rock creek conservancy says more than 15,000 bags of litter and 900 tires have been collected to date.
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to get involved at the website. just go to wjla.com. i'm not sure we will know the weather that far ahead. little iffyooking a next weekend, but not a washout. it should be comfortable. kimberly: and also days in between. josh: this is a time lapse from earlier today. degrees, cooling off, but sunshine wall-to-wall today. just a few clouds, and that is about it. another day like that takes over tomorrow. the temperatures will be hanging in the mid-50's around the city, but mid 40's in a lot of places. -- the highsonal pressure still the dominant weather maker, just a few clouds through new jersey. again, theear skies temperatures drop overnight. the high pressure just up to the north.
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to lift further to the northeast. that high slowly drops in for us. it will mean another chilly night, but ultimately we warm up tomorrow with even more monday. sunny skies the role sunday. adding into monday, that is when the warm air moves in and highs are right near 80 degrees. today was 72 at reagan national. tomorrow about 74. monday, looking at 80's. tonight into the morning, clear skies, light breeze, another chilly evening. by the morning, 42 leesburg, 46 in d.c. as we work our way through the afternoon, 64 by 12:00, near 74 by 4 p.m. things will be just a bit warm, all the sunshine. you forget the sunscreen if you are out and about, especially on the water.
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a foot onless than the potomac or the chesapeake, so wonderful weather foreboding -- four boating. 80 degrees monday. 75 tuesday. the coolest day this week, 68 degrees, which will be about average by the time we get wednesday. the next chance of showers is friday and saturday, so for the cleanup, not a washout, but a chance of showers in the forecast. kimberly: we are not worried about that yet. and the caps certainly do not seem worried. game tonight, hoping to take a commanding series lead against the broad street bullies. everyone was at the verizon center tonight, game two between the caps and flyers. alex ovechkin made a difference in this one.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. journey towards lord stanley cup is a grind, taking 16 wins to get it done. the capitals got off to a good start thursday taking game one. game two tonight with the caps look to gain control of the series. in the first, no score, washington on the power play. john carlson, the wrister from the point, his second goal of the playoffs, caps on the board. braden holtby came up huge early, the flyers with a 5-3 power play. traffic in front. says accessy denied, 19 saves in the first. in the second, same score, jason shim era with the luckiest goal you will ever see from mid-ice. the deflection, right through the legs of steve mason. the backhander, right through the old wickets. 2-0
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,ow 2-1, another power play nicklas backstrom to alex ovechkin, his first goal of the postseason. the caps win again, topping the flyers 4-1. with the victory, washington takes care of business at home. they now lead the series 2-0 heading to philly monday. robert burton joins us from the verizon center. cap's power play has been a difference maker this series. are right, scott. you will probably see even more power plays, guys in the box more because of penalties. it's the playoffs, things get more feisty, especially against teams like the flyers. however, let's talk about the m.v.p. of the night, braden holtby, the beloved netminder, 18 career playoff wins, 41 saves on the night. the
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ree penalty kill was the highlight. >> that's a big kill for us. guys. say enough for the the penalty kill guys to making through forest. robert: heading to philly 2-0, feel-good? good spot. are in a we took care of business at home. it will get harder, though. it always does. we should be excited about the challenge to go on the road and hopefully we steal a game. robert: the play that you just saw there, jason chimera, probably the luckiest goal you will ever see. so nice we had to show it twice. they are heading to philly. scott thuman great job, robert. -- scott: great job, robert. game three will be monday
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at the wells fargo center in philly. nine games into the season and the nationals have a four game lead in the national league east. they're playing really good baseball out of the gate. thereafter their best nine-game start since the franchise was born in 1969 as the montréal expos. top of the first, 2-0 washington, dano murphy, red hot, down the right-field line. rounding second, heading for third, now he will try to score. zim is in, murphy hustles the third with a triple, 3-0 nats. top of the fourth, max scherzer helping his own cause, deep to write. wilson ramos and danny espinosa score. max scherzer gets a double. washington up 5-0. next inning, raining m.v.p. bryce harper delivers again. if it's fair, it's gone. yes, sir, his fifth homer of the season. the nets improved to
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d.c. united at home tonight against rfk stadium -- at rfk stadium. another canadian team in town, toronto, the visitors in this one. toronto wasted no time getting on the board. the first minute of the game, nice pass in front, sebastian finds the back of the net. 1-0 toronto. gthe best chance for united cae in the second half. 55th minute, patrick leaves it for chris, the big shot, but the great diving save. united comes up short, falling 1-0. >> i still like the way this team is playing and i think there is still some -- some tinkering i need to do in figuring out exactly what makes us at our best. >> we are chasing. i thought the team played well
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cannot finish. scott: women's professional soccer, the washington spirit won their season opener over boston 1-0. a good start for the ladies getting the first win of the year. kimberly: you know how much i love soccer. scott: i put that in for you. -- a cybertill ahead security alert from the government. don't let dust and allergies get between you and life's beautiful moments. with flonase allergy relief, they wont. when we breathe in allergens, our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance. flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. flonase outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill. so you can seize those moments, wherever you find them. flonase.
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kimberly: 7 on your side with a consumer alert, a software security warning from the government to people who are still using a windows computer. only security telling windows users you should uninstall apple's quicktime because they will no longer release security updates for the windows version of the program and without proper support, uses are at increased risk for viruses and other security threats. if this does not make you smile, nothing will -- this is a duck named philip back on his feet thanks to woo friends at a local middle school. he lost his feet because of frostbite, but a middle school teacher and his class stepped in, crafting him the

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