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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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we are feeling good. >> trump shaking up the staff after watching ted cruz convert delegates is a chance to present himself as eventual nominee. if he sweeps his home state cruz should drop out. >> i would say so. that is up to him. >> his critique of new york values not helping. in fact kasich is now polling second at the moment. so he is headed south. >> maryland is a battleground. >> focusing on next week's primary, especially maryland and pennsylvania. if clinton and sanders have big night expect calls for the rest of the candidates to drop out to get louder but don't expect it to happen even if it's mathematically for one of them to clinch the nomination before the convention since all of them vowed to stay in the race until the summer. leon? leon: thank you, scott. show goes on. abc7 and newschannel8 are tackling the state of the first amendment. in a town hall tomorrow. we are hosting your voice, your future.
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hosted by jonathan elias and michelle marsh. you can watch it live on newschannel8 at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night. we will be streaming it live at maureen? maureen: developing now an emotional plea from the family of a missing fairfax county firefighter. no one has seen nicole mittendorf in nearly a week. her abandoned car was found in the shenandoah national forest last weekend. with a state wide search ongoing. mittendorf's husband who is a sergeant with the virginia state police says he has one thing on his mind. >> sweetheart, i love you. i am praying for you. inot sure where you are but we rer -- we're looking for you. maureen: mittendorf was reported missing after she failed to show up for
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visitation is under way in hollywood, maryland, for a fallen prince george's firefighter. john ulmschneider was shot and killed while responding to a medical friday night. his brother-in-law spoke about ulmschneider's commitment a short time ago. >> often said that think of one person who they can he in the course of the day unage to sleep. maureen: ulmschneider's funeral is tomorrow afternoon. another firefighter injured in the shooting is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. leon? leon: a major effort to slow the typical d.c. summer spike in gunfire. mayor muriel bowser called on the law enforcement agencies from across the nation's capitol to come for preemptive action. >> we still have a memoal
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shootings which took place last summer. one person killed right here. here is why so many people in the city are hoping that the mayor's efforts to bring the gun violence under control this summer, look at what is going on across the street. where all the shootings took place last summer. children playing. two juveniles -- >> array of law enforcement agencies meant to work on prevention. welcome and wonder if it will make a difference. >> more crime. soaring temperatures coincide ith the spike in gun violence. along the stretch a wild shoot-out last august between two groups left a uni
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some will be on guard until the summer is over. >> it's not safe anywhere. no matter what ward you live in. you have to as they say watch your back. your front, your sides. >> denouncing the gun violence in the city today. chief cathy lanier stressed her department is making a number of arrests including an arrest in the shooting of that 7-year-old girl. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. leon: thank you. abc7 fighting back against crime. one of the ways is with the spot crime map to help you see what is happening in the neighborhood. go to click on the on your side tab. plane goes down in maryland. details of this crash coming up at 6:00. maureen: plus more metro troubles. the scathing new review of the transit system. what it promises to do to fix it. >> how a mel met just like this un -- helmet just like this one saved a seasonal's life after a bullet logged in
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i'm amy aubert. i have that story coming up. >> it's been another warm and a breezy day around here but the weather pattern is caused an increase in the chance of fires. that is why we are under red flag warning. i will explain still to come
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a small plane flipped upside down near the bay bridge. the flames could be seen from the crash site half a mile east of the runway. the names are not released. maureen: another bad report card for metro. inspectors with the federal transit administration found metro lack what they call the most basic safety protections. they found nonworking fire extinguishers and blocked escape routes and called on the agency to fix the problem immediately. metro says it has been briefed by the f.t.a. >> up to metro and us to step up to the plate to start operating the system the way it should be done. >> metro general manager paul wiedefeld who testified in congress last week
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expected to restore rider confidence in the system. last week the park service asked for millions in the federal funds to repair the iconic structure. 84 years of rust and corrosion have take an toll. with funding it could look like this. the work is not done it could be shut down in five years. a touching presentation coming up. leon: now the voting is open to give the eaglets at the national arboretum names. since they were born last month they have been called dc2 and dc3. here are the choices -- stars and stripes. freedom and liberty. anacostia and potomac. honor and glory.
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get the link to vote at maureen: the "7 on your side" phone bank will end in about 20 minutes. if you have a question about organ donation, please call the number on the screen. scott: i'm scott abraham in philadelphia. caps on the verge of sweeping the flyers but we tell you why they may be without goalkeeper 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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e edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election? donna edwards. guess which airline added more nonstop straight-shot flights hey, d.c., than any other out of reagan national last year? here's a hint. did ya catch it? no? here's another. their colors are yellow, red, and blue, and they save you tons of green. still nothing? that's okay. just go to for the answer.
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sfx: clap, clap, ding but sierra club chooses jamie raskin for congress they all talk about climate change. because only raskin wrote laws to reduce our carbon footprint and is leading the fight against fracking in maryland. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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maureen: baltimore is remembering freddie gray after a year after his controversial death. he died from a spinal cord injury april 19 last year seven days after being arrested on a weapons charge. the trial of the first officer charged in gray's death william porter ended in a mistrial. the trial for the other five officers are pending. as is porter's retrial. rally is planned in baltimore for april 25, marking the start of the protest over gray's death. former coworkers of judge merrick garland reminding the publicf
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including his work after the oklahoma city bombing 21 years ago today. 168 people were killed in the attack on the murrah federal building. garland led the successful prosecutions of the bombers. timothy mcveigh and terry nichols. mcveigh was executed. nichols sentenced to life in prison. 15 members of the federal team sent a letter tuesday to top senate leaders supporting garland's supreme court nomination. >> i hope that the senate will do its job and give him a fair hearing so that everyone in the united states can see what a wonderful, honest, compassionates and fair justice merrick garland would be. maureen: garland met with nine republican senators so far. only two of those have called for the hearings. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next should name the justice to fill the late scalia's seat. leon: more isis fight
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belgium. that -- europe and belgium. that is coming from the head of the government crisis center. he says he will not lower the country threat status keeping it at a second highest level where it has been since 32 people were killed at the airport. in afghanistan the taliban claimed responsibility for suicide attack in kabul. 28 people have been killed. more than 300 injured. truck bomber targeted a security office that protects top government officials. after the bomb went off, the gunman followed up, went in opened fire and killing the people inside. a broken helmet serving as a strong reminder as a soldier and his family. a bullet went through the protective gear. four years later he doesn't have a scar. but now a new reminder. amy aubert has the story. >> alive and well. four years after a bullet struck. staff star gent lewis in what would have
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>> to be here today i'm thankful. >> thankful for a life saveer that he has seen today for the first time in years. >> to see what was left of it. relieved and a chapter that i can close out of my book and part of my military career. amy: october 2012, the team was in a high impact area in afghanistan and he was shot. >> i saw gunfire. some instinct told me for the meantime to play like possum. >> it traveled around and back out. >> the army with what they are
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>> lewis says the helmet takes him back to that day. >> i see the bullet still going. >> i froze up. >> the helmet stayed his life back in his hands. >> being a soldier we complain about a lot of stuff. the gear was one of my main things when we deployed. i don't complain about it no more. i'm a walking testament. amy: amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: glad he is here to see that. maureen: yeah. another nice day here. doug: second day in a row in the 80's. a front is coming through. biggest concern in the short term is the dry weather outside. red flag warnings to talk about. get started with the coverage on tuesday. cooler air is coming in. start with a time lapse of the sky that is seen from northwest washington. we are still in the 80's. a warm day.
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pretty sky at the moment. get to evening hours and 8:00 we are under red flag warning for the metro area. like hihood that a spark that would spark burning in the brush or undergrounder or anything that is a forested area or the median strip. good day of sunshine. now the bad part. we are getting rain friday showers and possible thunderstorms. the values for high and low are above the averages. sun up at 6:25 in the morning. as of 6:00 we drop in the 70's in spots. cool spot is frederick at 70. 75 in hagerstown. 77 in luray. 79 in culpeper. mainly lower 80's once you get south of fredericksburg. wind speed at 12, 13, 14 miles per hour. not windy. but breezy enough. with the dry
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potential for fire. be careful outside this evening. if you are watching in the afternoon i'll tell you about the rocky mountain fire in the shenandoah national park. now 5,000 acres. serious fire there. relief in the form of rain. let's look and see what we can do for you. cooler the next few days but still nice. late thursday to friday. the cold front will come in and we will get this front moving back as a warm front. the stage is set and the atmosphere from the scattered showers, overnight thursday to friday morning. maybe few afternoon thunderstorms for the day on friday. but tomorrow, sunshine. seasonal. near 70 degrees. that is where we should be in april. next seven days here is what we have. 72 on thursday. the chance of showers isolate thunder. 76 on friday. nice weekend. 70 degrees. partly cloudy skies. warming up monday and tuesday. the two rain chances are friday and again next tuesday. leon: thank you, doug. maureen: all right.
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philadelphia. about to exorcise playoff ghosts we hope. maureen: scott abraham will tell us if it will happen. scott: the capitals had practice to get ready for game four. the philadelphia flyers. maybe injury concern with the goalkeeper braden holtby. we explain why he might be a game-time decision for tomorrow night's game. sports
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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
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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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scott: hello. i'm scott abraham live at the wells fargo center in philadelphia. the washington capitals are rolling. nothing the slow down the team except for the injury bug. defense man orpik ruled out for game four. goalkeeper holtby left the practice early after colliding with a teammate. the washington capitals receiving a scare today. braden holtby's health now in question. >> basically just got nicked up a little bit. went off. we'll see where he is tomorrow. i don't anticipate braden not playing. >> get tweaks in
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the teams with a 3-0 lead advance 98% of the time. >> is there a sense of urgency to finish the deal? >> yeah. the fourth game is hardest to finish off. we got to make sure we have killer instincts. >> the caps will be ready for anything tomorrow night. it will be a desperate team. caution to the wind. do you prepare differently for a team like that? >> no. we are a team to play every style. if it is a close game we can play that. if they bring the physicality we can handle that. one of those things. you have play the game in front
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>> determined to sweep away the flyers. breaking news from the league office. flyers bellmar is suspended for tomorrow night's game four. after that nastt check from behind on orloff. he will be sitting from the bench tomorrow night. reporting at the wells fargo center. scott abraham, abc7 sports. leon: thank you. hoping for the best. maureen: up to date, please. doug: quick word. red flag warning up for metro until 8:00 tonight. high risk of fires. watch for the cigarette butts or anything to cause that. otherwise a cool night and pleasant day tomorrow. wednesday 70 of 72. the next chance of rain is friday. morning showers and afternoon thunderstorms. we talk about the cooler temperatures to update probabilities of the friday showers. >> not too much pollen now. doug: it's substantial but the rain will help. maureen: okay. "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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breaking news tonight. the battle for new york. as we come on the air, the first exit polls are in. what the voters are saying, as donald trump eyes a major win but takes a hit for a slip about 9/11. and the hometown showdown between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. can clinton wrap up the nomination? also breaking. state of emergency. deadly floods in texas. nearly 2,000 rescued. residents brace for even more rain tonight. inside the disaster zone. our team travels close to the epicenter of that devastating earthquake. desperate search for survivors at this hour. hundreds feared trapped. the rookie police officer spared prison time for the deadly shooting of an unarmed man. tonight, the decision sparks outrage. and, tight squeeze. airlines may soon start charging you more money, so you won't be stuck in the middle.


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