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conference with family members and colleagues. pleading with the public to help for the search calling this their 911 call and speaking directly to nicole in hopes she is listening. >> as you can imagine the pain of not knowing where a loved one is can be unbearable. jeff: at times stephen mittendorf a virginia state police sergeant could not hold back tears when reading a statement about his missing wife nicole. >> sweetheart, i love you. i am praying for you. i'm not sure where you are. but know we are all looking for you. i look forward to your safe return. jeff: 31-year-old nicole mittendorf was last heard from through text messages last wednesday. she was reported missing on friday after not showing up for work at station 32 in fairfax station. over the weekend, her mini cooper was discovered in the white oak canyon section of shenandoah national park where today teams from the virgin
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search and rescue continued looking for her nicole but with no success. >> so that is what we can all hope for is somebody is lost and we'll find them in good time. >> we must remain strong. we must remain positive. >> talking of nicole's love of the job. >> motivated, dedicated. >> urging anyone watching to come forward with any information that could help find nicole. >> this is our 911 call to the public. we need your help. >> there is no indication that she was in trouble prior to her appearance. the police saying there is still no evidence to indicate anything suspicious about nicole mittendorf's disappearance. live in fairfax station, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: jeff, thank you very
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following tonight. two people are dead after a plane crash near the bay bridge today. it happened at the bay bridge airport near the eastern side of the bridge. brad: they are looking ale the man, the machine, the environment. the pilot qualifications, his medical condition. the aircraft, were there problems it with? was there anything in the environment that could have brought it down? realizing that the plane crashed he pa
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but was horrified to see the aircraft in flames. >> i didn't want to serge the plane. i didn't know if it would explode. i just waited. a lot of people showed up. the fire people showed up. it was clear that to me anyway that it was bad. >> state police confirming two people on board the plane died in the crash. the aircraft identified as a van r.v. 12 often sold as a kid. they are confirming that it operated out of the bay bridge airport used as a trainer. this man says he knows one of them. >> it's tragic. we are trained to handle emergencies but sometimes they
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>> adding to the tragedy where the plane came to rest no more than 400 yards from the safety of the end of the runway. we understand the two on board, man and a woman. their identities have not been released. in stevensville, brad bell, abc7 news. leon: thank you, brad. in the midst of another clear warm day outside. but that could be a sign of danger for part of the area. chief meteorologist doug hill here to explain that. is this a case of too much of a good thing? doug: yeah. too much dry weather. a big fire out west. the rocky mountain fire. 5,000 acres. still fighting it. the fire brush fires start instantaneously. look at the winds. northeast at 16 miles per
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hour. 80's in the south of washington. the front is bringing us cooler air. it is making things difficult as far as the fire conditions here with the dry winds blowing in from the north and the west. it's cooler by morning and we look ahead to the next chance of rain in the forecast in a little bit. >> okay, doug. thank you. alison: a school policy banning a transgender student using the bathroom of his current step ruled as discrim that story. the three judge panel agreed with the ruling to overturn the glouser county school -- glouceter county school policy. it includes virginia, west virginia, south and north carolina. later this hour we have a look at the financial impact of a similar bill in north
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in four hours the polls will close in a critical primary in new york. the focus may be shifting to the next date circled on the primary calendar. i hope you are enjoying the time in the spotlight. new york hasn't mattered like this in a long time. >> this has been decades since new york mattered in a primary. three candidates hope the new york connections will help get the party nomination. a big voting day in the big apple. >> who are you voting for? >> easy decision. >> front runner donald trump and hillary clinton leading in the polls in new york. >> banking on home state wins. >> new york is a special place. >> i am so excited about campaigning here in new york, voting in new york. >> sanders putting up
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at stake today. >> what do you think of clinton wrapping up the nomination today? >> she will be disappointed. >> trump shaking up the campaign stop with the field director re-signing and putting aside a recent slip-up referring to 9/11. >> i watched the police and the firemen on 7-eleven. >> today trump saying if he wins the g.o.p. 95 delegates in new york, ted cruz should drop out. >> i would say so. that is up to him. >> cruz pulling behind trump and kasich. he is know kissing on next week primary. >> he and kasich and sanders campaign in pennsylvania today while trump and clinton plan to be here in the city to watch tonight's results.
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back to you. leon: it may not be a long night. you will be done early. as marcy mentioned maryland is the next big prize on the calendar. five states head to the polls. republican john kasich plan to campaign in annapolis in an hour. trump plans to be in eastern maryland tomorrow. so far ted cruz and hillary clinton don't have events planned but they will. early voting underway in maryland. a list of the polling locations now on alison: a community is coming together to honor a firefighter killed while trying to save lives. john ulmschneider was shot friday as he and a colleague entered a home to check on a man whose family feared for his life. kevin lewis joins us live from the visitation for ulmschneider in hollywood, maryland. kevin? >> hundreds of loved ones and fellow firefighters have begun to form a single file line in
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there is a press conference taking place and one of ulmschneider's fellow firefighters answering questions from the news media. you can see the outpouring of support. there is a fire engine beside the individuals by the hearse. ulmschneider's helmet and the black bunting on are on the fire engine. we will listen in the press conference taking place now. a nmber of family members including his wife and 2-year-old daughter will be in the receiving line of the church greeting throng of loved ones. let's listen in. >> he was a man of great character. [inaudible
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>> this firefighter saying he was a man of great character. a loved one. reporters are asking about the legacy. i am told tomorrow at 1:00 there will be funeral service held here. larry hogan and prince george's county executive baker will speak at the service. so many of the ulmschneider firefighter colleagues want to pay respects this evening at the three-hour visitation starting now and the funeral tomorrow. a number of local fire departments baltimore city and montgomery county will cover prince george's county fire station so that ulmschneider's colleagues can come pay their respects. we are bringing the news to you as soon as we hear it. if we have family members or the loved ones come speak with us we will share the remarks with you in due time. live
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i'm kevin lewis abc7 news. alison: for the circumstances behind firefighter ulmschneider's death, the investigation continues. right now authorities say it appeared to be a tragic mistake. prosecutors say the man who pulled trigger may have suffered medical condition and only broke up as the firefighters were breaking down the door. so far no charges have been filed. a grand jury is going to decide what charges if any should be fired. leon: still ahead at 5:00. the d.c. favorite eaglets in the news. the options now being presented to name the raptors and how you can weigh in. alison: the new concern as the flooding in texas forces hundreds to flee their home. >> this is the letter sent to the metro general manager. what critical safety concerns it addressed coming up. leon: coming up next a new proposal to ensure that the memorial bridge won't have to be shut down to traffic.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" 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. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. leon: the national park service for rehabilitation released a plan to save the memorial bridge. last week they requested multimillion dollar funding to repair the deteriorating bridge suffering from rust and core rose. they say with the funding the bridge could look like this. and
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down in five years. the project expected to cost $250 million. alison: well, metro failing to provide even basic safety protection. this is according to a scathing letter from the federal transit administration. the letter was to general manager paul wiedefeld and it call for immediate action. abc7 transportation reporter brianne carter joins us with the problems they found. brianne: well, the f.t.a. spent weeks on what they call a safety blitz on ten section of the metro system, including a stretch here from l'enfant plaza to smithsonian. according to the report the inspections found critical safety concerns. lights out in tunnels, debris in emergency walkways, and expired or nonworking fire extinguishers are some of the latest critical safety concerns on metro. >> can't even live in an apartment if it doesn't have a fire extinguisher so i don't want to travel on a metro if it doesn't have one. brianne: the federal transit adm
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are putting employers and riders at risk. the problems highlighted in this letter from the f.t.a. to metro general manager paul wiedefeld also include out of order power traction switches. covered and emergency signage and violation of the wmata roadway worker program designed to keep track workers safe. the f.t.a. says the train operators did not follow speed restrictions when approaching the work crews. the safety problems were discovered in the f.t.a. three-part safety blitz announced days after the rail system was shut down for 29 hours. >> then they have to shut it down to find the problem, ongoing with the track. i don't understand why. brianne: metro is now told to conduct immediate safety briefings with employees. in response, metro says all safety critical items are getting priority attention adding in a statement, "the employee safety briefings will be conducted this week and the items that require track outages are incorporated incorpo the general manager's track pl
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13,000 employees to really step up to the plate. and start operating the system the way it should be done. brianne: general manager paul wiedefeld is expected to outline the plan in the coming days or weeks. next month a new chief safety officer will join the authority as well. as for this letter from the f.t.a., they say metro has ten days to respond. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: rescue crews are working around the clock to save people from rising waters in houston. >> here comes the second wheelchair. leon: so far, hundreds have been rescued from the floodwaters and claimed six lives. most were trapped in their cars. at least 400 homes have been ordered evacuated as has an assisted living center. more rain in the forecast for an area that endured 17 inches of rain. that is crazy. amazing. alison: awful. doug: this is what you expect from a full hit tropical storm or a brush from a hurricane in that a
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just the upper level winds steering the storms conveyor belt of the moisture off the pacific ocean. across south texas. alison: awful situation. doug: yep. we will get the rain. we need it. not that much. but friday is the day for a chances of thunder and rain. alison: clean out the pollen. doug: briefly. it just feeds it. more comes out. this is the white regency tysons in mclean. one of the weather bug camera locations. gorgeous sunrise. through the day a lot of sunshine. obscured by high clouds ahead of a cold front. looking west, maybe a little bit of the smoke from fire in shenandoah valley. 5,000 acres in the rocky mount fire in the shenandoah national park in that area. in shenandoah county. we have a red flag warning put up for the metro area until 8:00 tonight. the condition with the dry brush and the dry
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sparks up could spread. so be careful and mindful of that. it is 80 in luray. the wind gusts are still 20 miles per hour or higher in spot. 21-mile-per-hour gust in leesburg. 22 in frederick. 20 in luray out of the northwest. area downstream from the fires southeast of harrisenburg and north of charlottesville. downstream and smoke in theiary for a day or two until they get a handle on it. tomorrow morning it's partly cloudy. we get the cooler air in the winds will deliver area of the high pressure the north. 80's yesterday. 80's today. tomorrow is closer to 70. 46 in la plata and dale city. 45 degrees tomorrow morning in aspen hill. the warm spot from washington south through carolinas and florida.
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comparison. you get farther north and west and chill down in the 50's. generally no indication of a real arctic outbreak or anything like that. the exception would be in the northern tier of state for next week. chill in the air. and sub freezing temperature. but nowhere close to our area. maybe we have turned the corner on that. the high pressure center pushing the front through. clearing skies north. here is next front to come through. late thursday night and friday with the next best chance of any rain. a weekend glance show you the front in the weather that attends the next few days. high pressure building in tomorrow and through the day on thursday. thursday is warmer. the high will move off. we will go southerly winds, warm front and a cold front to deal with friday and saturday. there is setup for showers on friday morning and isolated thunderstorm by friday afternoon. the forecast for tomorrow. sunshine. be a nice day. near 70. that is just about average for this time of april. the next seven days will show plenty of warm temperatures for a while. just not as warm as we go to 72 degrees on thursday.
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the weekend is closer to normal. 70. warmer monday and tuesday. reminder that saturday 5:30 d.c. united versus new england. watch it live right here on the abc7. alison: okay. sounds good. check in on the eaglets. it's about time for them to get names. okay? so d.c. eaglets we have been watching since they were just eggs are ready for the next big step. getting a name. the american eagle foundation has started an online poll. uh-oh. leon: here we go again. danger, danger, danger. alison: for the offspring of mr. president and first lady at the national arboretum. eagle mceagleface is not an option we hope. here are the options. stars and stripes. freedom and liberty. anacostia and potomac. honor and glory. cherry and blossom. those are the choices. you will find a link to the voting at leon: wait, wait, wait. shouldn't e
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male or female? do you want to be a dude eagle named blossom? you will get laughed out of the forest. are you kidding me? kick your butt out of the tree. alison: you make a good point. we'll see. leon: coming up next -- >> we continue to take your calls in the abc7 health center. it's national donate life month. coming up the story of a local woman alive today because of the generosity of a stranger.
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jummy: we are back live in the "7 on your side" help center this afternoon recognizing national donate life month. did you know that 21 people die every day in this country because the life saving organ they need is not donated in time? in fact, in the d.c. region about 1,700 people are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant. this afternoon we are getting your help this afternoon signing up and getting information about organ donation. we have the representation from the national kidney foundation, donate life america and the washington regional transplant community all here to answer your questions. you might have questions like how can you sign up to be an organ donor? or questions about living donation. maybe you have an interest in donating a kidney, part of your liver or tissue. call 703-236-9220. we will be here for more than an hour continuing to answer your questions this afternoon. and coming up in 15 minutes that story of a lo
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who is here today due to the generosity of another family. a family she did not know until the transplant. that amazing story in a little bit. back upstairs to you. alison: thank you. great service today in the help center. a "7 on your side" health matters alert for you that could now take days instead of weeks to get results from zika tests in the commonwealth. the centers for disease control and prevention said today virginia's division of consolidated laboratory services is now able to test blood samples for the zika virus. previously all suspected samples were sent to the c.d.c. for testing, which have been of course was causing -- which, of course; was causing major backlog. still ahead a new approach to ensure drones stay out of the way of planes. the testing underway in our area still ahead. leon: plus, a year after freddie gray's death we go one-on-one with the baltimore mayor about the changes still underway in
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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.
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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. >> announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: police reported in green
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gunshots. a man began firing at them and that led to a two-hour long standoff that led to gunman's death. no officers hurt in the stand off. alison: d.c. police chief cathy lanier is crossing reports that two officers were suspended in an incident that happened in role call at the first district station on saturday. the metro police department looking into allegation of what they call a dry fire incident. that is when someone pulls the trigger of an empty gun. this morning on the newschannel8 news talk the grief joined bruce to clear the air. chief lanier: there was a simulated training exercise that went on at roll call. there are different stories of what happened. i don't know yet. i try to make sure we don't say anything publicly until we have the facts. there are reporting, news outlets reporting that the officers are placed on the administrative leave. that is also fa. wrong, wrong, wrong.
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i caution until we have facts we don't know that anything out of place happened. alison: chief lanier sid the investigation is on going. leon: checking the top stories investigators are working to find out what caused a plane to crash killing two people. the plane was attempting to land when it crashed. witnesses say they didn't notice anything wrong with the flight until it disappeared from sight. alison: friends, family and colleagues of a firefighter gunned down in the line of duty are expected to gather tonight for his viewing. john ulmschneider and another firefighter shot friday as they entered a home to check on a man. the view will be at st. john's catholic parish in hollywood, maryland. leon: new yorkers are casting the ballot in the presidential primary. donald trump and hillary clinton came into today as front-runner home for the hope state -- hoping for home state win. bernie sanders
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ecan get an upset over clinton if there is a big turn-out. john kasich and ted cruz are vying to upset trump. the battle from the f.b.i. and apple over encryption moved from the court to congress. today they heard from both entities in separate panels. lawmakers look at how the balance of privacy and security. apple refused to help the f.b.i. hack into an iphone belonging to a san bernardino shooter. court case between the two ended when authorities gained access to the phone with the help of a third party. the issue of freedom of speech and express is the focus of the next town hall. ahead at 5:00, test underway to make sure drones about airplanes can share the sky safely. alison: plus news you never expect to hear. you need a n
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lungs as well. well, 20 years later a woman who heard the news is urging others to save lives like hers. her story is next. you can get information on organ donation right now. call the "7 on your side" help center. 703-236-9220. leon: looking ahead at what is coming up at 6:00 -- how police plan to stop a crime spike
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steve: already tuesday. getting closer to the upcoming weekend. a lot going on. d.c. united game on saturday. temperatures will start off around 70 degrees. a few clouds dropping in the lower 60's by 8:00. of course you can watch it right here on abc7. we will see the temperatures sunday around 70 degrees. nice mix of sun and clouds and a dry weekend ahead. with t
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alison: tonight, "7 on your side" working to spread a message. organ donation could save lives. leon: it could save or enhance lives of as many a
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live in the "7 on your side" help center where the experts are taking your calls on the organ donation. >> with have been getting so many calls. we want to bring you a story of a local woman. imagine getting a call from the doctor and told you need not one but two organs to stay alive and you get another call a short time later saying that your luck is about to change. thanks to the generosity of a trainger. >> they say to me there is nothing we can do. you will need heart and double lung transplant. jummy: that rocked her life. a genetic condition threatening to take her life as a young adult but a gift of hope from a stranger named maria. >> i was lucky enough to get organs of young boy named michael. he was only 17 years old. he had a brain
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his mother had generously signed up to allow him to be a donor. >> in the u.s. more than 123,000 people are waiting for a life-savoring organ transplant. another name added to the list every ten minutes. 21 people die every day because the organ they so desperately need never arrives. >> by the time i had my transplant i was sitting in the hospital and i thought what am i going to say to this lady who has lost her son but is giving me life? >> they met in person some years ago. together they both work to encourage others to sign up to be organ donors so the gift of life can go on. >> many doesn't buy organs. money doesn't buy life. it doesn't buy happiness. but the gift she gave me has allowed me to do so many more things. jummy: right now we are
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"7 on your side" help center to take your call and answer any questions you have about being a organ donation. you can also be a living or dango -- organ donor. call in now. we have a room full of experts to answer questions. 703-236-9220. we are here until 6:30. looking forward to hearing from you. in the newsroom, jummy olabanji. back to you. alison: fantastic service. thank you. well, the d.c. council narrowly approved a permanent ban on maryland clunes in the district. possession of pot for personal use has been legal, of course, in d.c. since early last year. some members of the d.c. council want to extend the law to allow smoking in designated places that charge a membership fee. council chairman mendleson said it was needed because they have no power to regulate pot clubs. leon: coming up next, the new test underway to ensure the drones a
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in the skies. alison: rescue from beneath the rubble in ecuador a
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leon: we have breaking news for the newsroom. let's get to jonathan elias to find out what is going on. jonathan: social media was a buzz because there was smoke seen near the chinatown neighborhood. this is north of chinatown. smoke coming from a building under construction. fire crews responded and something sparked a fire in the elevator schaaf in the building under construction. nobody is living inside or working inside. fire crews shut down the street. the area is the 600 block of mass avenue northwest. again it started in the elevator shaft. in just about the last i would say five or ten minutes we are getting word they have knocked down the fire. but again, a lot of smoke pouring out of the building and folks in the area. we are getting on twitter and facebook to ask what was going on. that is what is happening now. they seem to have it under control. remember when you have a high-rise and elevator shaft and the fire is burning in it, it can spread throughout the building quickly. this was a tricky one for the firefighters. staying on top and that is latest from the once-in-a-lifetime. in the n
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life desk, in the newsroom, jonathan elias. alison: keep us posted. rescuers working to find any survivors from the earthquake that killed 4440 people. three people were rescued from the rubble of a collapsed building in manta one of the hardest hit cities. the firefighters from the quito fire department district were able to cut a hole from the ceiling before pulling survivors to safely. the flag outside the embassy of ecuador is at half staff. today the u.s. agency for international development deployed a team to ecuador. usaid is providing $100,000 for critical supplies with more funding pending. meanwhile, a pastor for hagerstown, maryland, leaves tomorrow for ecuador. he had planned his mission trip there last fall and he hopes he can help wherever he can. >> i feel safe for myself.
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home. i feel confident in going. opportunity for me. i have never been there before. i'm excited about going. even if there was still earthquakes going on i'd still be excited to go and help out any way i could. alison: across the region crews continued the round-the-clock search for survivors. in one location a rescue team pulled three people from beneath a collapsed shopping center. they had been trapped for 32 hours. leon: amazing. an air traffic system for drones took a big step forward here today. the goal is to keep the drones away from planes, helicopters and other drones as well. michelle marsh here with today's big test. michelle? michelle: well, the nasa-developed system was put to the test when two dozen drones took to the skies in six states. one of those locations was bush wood, maryland, in st. mary's county. here is how the system works. drone operators file a flight plan just like any planned aircraft. the system checks for conflicts and accepts or rejects the
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from a nasa facility in california, but the scientists recorded information from the drones at each site. >> the more users you have, the more you will discover the little bugs. you know, you wouldn't discover when you are thinking of your own requirements or doing your own debugging. >> the concern now is some of these are unpredictable. even if you are trying to stay below the aircraft traffic sometimes they don't do what they are designed and programmed to do. alison: we have seen the consequences when it doesn't happen. michelle: the importance of the system underscored this weekend when a british airways pilot said he collided with a drone while landing in london. the plane landed safely without any damage. alison: okay, michelle. thank you. meanwhile, close call for a paraglideer in vancouver. he was caught in the power line. look at this. neighbors say the man told him he intentionally landed on power lines because he didn't want to hit a vehicle. he 'cuz stuck there dangling
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arrived. power in the area actually had to be shut down to rescue him. leon: he looks mellow to be hanging off power lines in the middle of the night, don't you think? alison: yes. i think so. i don't know if they were mellow when they lost the power in the neighborhood. probably not happy. leon: i bet they weren't. see if the folks are able to be mellow on the ride home in the area here with jamie sullivan. jamie: unfortunately we are dealing with a closure in the district. we heard jonathan elias with an update earlier on the fire at the high-rise. leon: hang on, jamie. we're having trouble with your microphone. see if we can get it straightened out. back to jaime. jamie: i'm here. cut. restart. if you are traveling in the district right now the biggest issue for us is going to be the closure in place with the fire department activity. so the high-rise on mass avenue, this is massachusetts avenue. closed off between six and seven street. i-street blocked as well. you can see on the waze map k
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alternate. but a lot of red. we are seeing around the area. the wazers checking in with big delays. you have to avoid the area. we move to talk about the area still but take a live look. this is right near new york avenue and seventh street northwest. the camera shot not the best. you can see how the traffic is tied up. of course here is a fire truck on scene. let's go ahead and move to the mapping system. the traffic heading southbound on 795. at 18 miles per hour. 395 we are seeing the volume as well from the pentagon stop and go getting closer to edsall road. no crashes to report on 66 or the g.w. inner loop of the beltway is bumper to bumper traffic in the single digits from tysons heading north to 270. that is a look at traffic. back to you. alison: doug had a big day today. doug: the c
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firefighters, the police officers and civilians for the meritorious service and heroic performance. conducted a it the officer's club at arlington at base, joint base meyers henderson hall. terrific stories. these men and women, they are right here. in the neighborhood. the stuff you do is incredible. leon: i wish we could tell the public the stories. alison: i was reading a description and still getting goosebumps. incredible event. talk about what is happening now. 80 degrees at reagan national. you don't feel gusty temperatures at 80 degrees outside. it's pleasant. but there is a down side. dry stretch. the last
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morning. with the cold front it's dry every since. humidity is level is down and the winds are up. the high likelihood that a spark anywhere could start a wildfire. a brush fire. that is happening in the shenandoah valley. 5,000 acre one there. the temperatures are comfortable. above average. lower 80's. turning cooler north after the cold front came there. the winds are gusty. we are in 40's in most area tomorrow. cool start. the story number wise. warmer, cold front deal. clearing out for the weekend. seasonal. 74 on monday. 76 with a next chance of rain on tuesday. if you are involved in
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sunday in alexandria the weather is fine. race temperatures should remain in the 50's for most of the race. leon: a classic last night in philadelphia. classic certain ways but not others. alison: this is interesting. a lot hanging on tonight. scott abraham is live in philadelphia where the capitals are this everything. leon: hey, scott. scott: so far, so good for the capitals in the series. right now leading the flyers 3-0. really the caps had a stranglehold on the series. now, short practice today here at the wells fargo center. the big story line centered around goalkeeper braden holtby. he left practice early after colliding with a teammate. questioning swirling after practice. who will be in goal for game
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went off. see where he is tomorrow. >> i don't anticipate braden not playing. >> this time of year sometimes you just go to the locker room and rest up. >> the defenseman orpik will not play in game four. orloff is ready to go after the scary hit last night. >> it's a hit. i think it's just to forget. i'm fine. scott: an opportunity to sweep away the flyers. >> sense of urgency from the club to finish the deal tomorrow night. >> you don't want to put too much stock in talking about winning in four and shutting a team out. it's just about resetting every game. >> they play us hard every game. so, we expect a higher level of intensity tomorrow. we have to be read
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scott: one more win and on to the eastern conference semi-finals. back to the holtby injury i saw him inside the locker room and walking to team bus. he looked fine. no noticeable limp. all indication point to him being in net for game four. reporting in philadelphia, scott abraham, abc7 sports. leon: one more chance for the fans to show some class. we'll see what happens. thank you. alison: why start now? leon: exactly! coming up next here we will move on one year after freddie gray's death. baltimore mayor defends how 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,"
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and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election? donna edwards. at giant, shoppers low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices. my giant.
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alison: today marks one year since freddie gray died. days after suffering critical injuries after the death in baltimore. i triggered protest and a riot in many ways changed baltimore. we sat down with the city's mayor stephanie rawlings-blake to discuss where the city stands a year later. >> at
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family dealing with the tragic loss of a family member. i don't think we should forget that. >> freddie gray was the fifth in-custody death in a three-year period. had it just tom to a boiling point? >> the circumstances around in-custody deaths around the country contributed. >> it prompted upraise that the city hadn't seen in 50 years. >> was there a teachable moment for you in all of this? >> hundreds of them. knowing what we know and what we didn't know objectively. we made the right choicens and did t
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the independent bodies that have taken a look said the same thing. >> the mayor admits the city's image is damaged by the incident but she blames the ongoing and the exhaustive media accounts. for giving outsiders unrealistic view of the city. >> the the city doesn't get ratings. we endured the constant loop of the worst few hours that gave people the impression that that is what baltimore is. and we're not. >> the city has spent millions on retraining officers and better equipping those transport vans. as for today's one-year anniversary -- >> there is a lot of preoccupation about an anniversary like it means something. i think that the work we are doing happened the day before, the day of, the day after, it happens the month after and will happen next week. this work continues. whether there is some artificial mark on the
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compelled to commemorate or not. we are doing the work to improve the city. alison: that is it for "abc7 news at 5:00". here is what is coming up at 6:00 -- >> i love you. i am praying for you. i'm not sure where you are. alison: tears and a plea for help from the husband of a missing firefighter. the wide scale search that is going on right now. new trouble for metro tonight. the report that says the transit agency is not keeping the riders safe. a big day in the big apple. voters go to the polls to cast the ballot for president. the news at 6:00 starts now. announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. leon: well, look what we have here. for the first time in decades a primary that matters in the big apple. new york now a crucial state for both parties in the race
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correspondent scott thuman is here with what to look for tonight as the votes come in. scott? >> watch for the margins tonight. not just who wins a state but by how much. it's proportional for democrats. for republicans, it's 50% plus one. if you hit that mark both statewide and also in the individual congressional districts you could get all 95 delegates. scott: for the national front-runner the empire state could provide an epic boost. hillary clinton and donald trump are banking on it after a bumpy stretch. >> new york is a special place. >> i am so excited about both campaigning here in new york, voting here in new york. scott: for clinton it is about stopping the slide. she has lost the last seven states to bernie sanders. >> what do you say that she could wrap up the nomination


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