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jay korff has with this means moving forward. trumpoth candidates, mr. and mrs. clinton, had comfortable leads going into tonight in terms of delegate counts. with each winning big, they are looking to reestablish momentum, as both have frankly struggled of late. a lot was at stake in new york, 95 delegates on the republican side, nearly 300 on the democratic side. as for mr. trump, he lost the delegate count the last three races to ted cruz. moments ago come mr. trump and mrs. clinton spoke glowingly about the respective victories. we will get a lot more delegates than anybody projected, even in their wildest imagination. we don't have much
a race anymore, based on what i'm seeing on television. senator cruz is just about mathematically eliminated. new yorkers,on: you always, always had my back. and i've always tried to have years. -- i've always try to have yours. today, together, we did it again, and i'm deeply grateful. jay: moments ago i spoke with the chief polling analyst for politico, who talked about the importance of the next tuesday's primary in maryland. >> it may be the most important side for the republicans next tuesday. you will see a lot of attention from the candidates, may see television advertising, john kasich visiting annapolis tonight. we will see a lot of attention from republicans in a state where republicans -- larry hogan aside -- don't
jay: the primary is next tuesday in maryland. jay korff, abc 7 news. alison: a reminder, stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage for the race for the white house. the maryland primary is next week and we are keeping track of the delegate count. we also have campaign updates around the clock at wjla.com. leon: breaking now, criminal charges in the flint water crisis could come in soon as tomorrow. today" is reporting the attorney general will make the announcement tomorrow. among those facing charges, a city official accused of making false statements about the drinking water. the water was contaminated with lead after switching water sources to save money. could be tiedtion with a deadly outbreak of legionnaires disease. new developments and
shooting of an off-duty secret service officer. charles sims was arrested monday night and tries with first-degree murder, ac cused of shooting arthur baldwin in december. they believe the motive may have been robbery. baldwin was suspended at the time of the shooting. leon: a a scathing review of metro from a federal agency. tom roussey is live on the scene. there were more than 200 defects that need immediate attention? tom: yeah, definitely it highlights a lot of problems. the moste a passenger, concerning problems involve what would happen if there was ever an emergency in the tunnels. letter to the metro gm, the federal transit administration found more than 200 problems that metro needs to fix, and some are so serious that they
report. they need to be dealt with now. if they are not doing it, it's important for the authorities to take action. saysmany issues the fta they need to act on involve the tunnels. in the past,ned passengers need to be evacuated in the tunnels, it's not safe. lights don't work, signs are missing or in poor shape, third rail coverage is missing, and sometimes there's debris in the way. i want everything that enhances public safety to be acted on. why would i not want that? tom: it is not just passenger safety. employees are often put in danger because of poor training and not following safety rules. passengers say despite the is exposing,fta they feel metro is moving in the right direction. >> i would like to see more support for the new general manager from the federal go
willing to shut down the system to respond to what he saw was a good move. tom: what is metro's response? the system says they will be doing employee safety training this week. longerroblems will take to fix, but they will be getting all those in the near future. tom roussey, abc 7 news. tom, thank you. family holding out hope, nearly one week after the disappearance of a firefighter. nicole mittendorff was last seen last wednesday. crews are scouring the shenandoah national forest where her car was found over the weekend. friends and family are uniting over the search. nicolearted a find facebook page, which has generated nearly 12,000 likes. >> sweetheart, i love you. i pray for you.
we all support you. i look forward to your safe return. alison: mittendorff was reported missing friday after failing to show up for work at station 32 in fairfax station. stay with abc 7 as as we continue to follow the search. tonight, tears and hugs in prince george's county as they said goodbye to john ulmschneider, the firefighter who shot to death friday night as he and a colleague entered a home to make a medical check on a man. hundreds of federal firefighters and loved ones attended the visitation. ulmschneider's funeral is tomorrow afternoon. summer it felt like today, with temperatures reaching 80 degrees in some places, but tomorrow more seasonable weather is back. steve rudin has the outlook. cold frontad a weak this evening. the cl
further to the south and the skies are clearing nicely. that will allow the temperatures to drop into the 40's overnight. tomorrow, a beautiful day. a lot cooler. today was the middle 80's. tomorrow we are talking 70 degrees, sunshine from early morning to mid day, early evening. more about the next chance of rain, something we have not talked about in quite a long time. the timing of that in a few minutes. into the newsroom, new photos of the burning fire and rocking ham county. this spans more than 2000 acres. the shenandoah national park says there is an active effort to fight the fire. more than 200 responders are at the scene. hotshot crews from as far as new mexico have been brought in for this. at this hour, it is believed no structures are in danger. now come the exact
being overwhelmed by historic flooding. at least six people are dead, more than 1000 homes underwater. in some areas, the water is still rising. the nation's fourth-largest city tonight is still swamped by which scientists are calling a one in 500 year flood. emergency your officials made nearly 2000 water rescues in the last 36 hours, including 45 residents of a nursing home and those in an apartment complex. by the truckload, parents, children, pets rushed to safety. more than a thousand homes flooded, 240 billion gallons of water falling and 24 hours, leaving animals struggling to survive. cows surrounded by air boats herded to safety. horses also were saved. >> these are not just horses, they are part of the family. leon:
dead from the floods, nearly all of them from driving into the floodwaters. >> you feel so helpless. and you are just happy. god answers prayers. so troubling is they may be praying for some time to come. ,hat system is barely moving with more rain expected in the next 24 hours. that will trigger even more flash flooding. yeton: investigators have to release the names of two people killed in a plane crash near the chesapeake bay bridge. a single-engine airplane went down this afternoon in a field next to the bay bridge airport. the ntsb arrived late today. there is no indication what caused the crash. leon: the d.c. council has sent mayor muriel bowser a bill outlawing smoking marijuana in clubs.
support for the measure. members of the marijuana task force posted a townhall on the issue. conversation is happening in council meetings all across the united states. conclusion from an economic point of view, from a social equity point of view is that recreational use in public space is the obvious choice. leon: the personal use of small amounts of marijuana has been legal in d.c. since last year. a policetill ahead -- officer shoots an unarmed man to death. why he is not going to jail. leon: and a consumer alert for flyers. hate sitting in the middle seat?
injured. amid the tragedy, some glimpses of hope. yesterday, rescuers pulled this man from a collapsed hotel. yes alive likely because he managed to call a relative from under the debris. as he was brought to the surface, cheers from onlookers. leon: it has been one year since the death of freddie gray. he suffered fatal injuries while in a police transport van in baltimore, triggering riots in the city and protests across the country. six officers are awaiting trial. since then, the police department has changed many policies. no jail time for a new york police officer convicted by a jury of shooting an unarmed man. the officer said it was an accident. will havepeter leang five hours probation and 800 hours of community service. a judge said keeping him
custody was not necessary. he says that his gun accidentally went off. his partner today. >> on that night, because of the reckless actions, because of the reckless actions of peter lang, my daughter is without her dad. partner, a mom is without her son. jonathan: mayor bill de blasio came to her home and told her that her boyfriend was an man who should still be alive. rolling toeduced manslaughter. , trying7 on your side to avoid the middle airplane seat is getting harder for flyers who are paying the lowest fares. some airlines like southwest
do not allow you to select your seat when you buy tickets. delta prohibits basic economy passengers for making seat assignments until after they are checked in. american and united are also planning changes in the near future. nearly all airlines are adding incentives for people to board early and avoid getting stuck in the middle. be prepared. intel is about to make major job cuts, cutting up to 12,000 people from its local staff, 11% of its workforce. workers will be notified of the layoffs in the next 60 days, although some cuts will not be happening until next year. in findingtruggled success with its mobile devices, hurting its bottom line. leon: this must-see video is phenomenal. the northern lights from space. on earth,mpressive but even more impressive taken from the international space station. nasa release the five
clip shot in ultrahigh death. def.ot in ultrahigh alison: that looks computer-generated. steve: all real. ,e had a beautiful couple days and this evening a beautiful sunset. if you were not able to see it, we have a picture sent in by one photographers, harrison jones, a freshman at gw. go to his website, his pictures are unbelievable. this is from the tidal basin this evening. , just a few clouds as the cold front moves through. thank you for sending back, harrison. degrees the high today, well above average this time of year. normally we are at 68. we have been on the warm side. 64 right now with just a few passing clouds.
move through the overnight. the temperatures are cooling down quickly. to the north and west, frederick 50, 59 leesburg, hagerstown 58. closer to the bay, lower 60's annapolis, 66 fredericksburg. the wind has shifted out of the north, bringing the cooler air across the mid-atlantic. a cool start to the day tomorrow thanks to the clear skies. now that the cold front is further south come the cloud cover also beginning to dip further to the south. showers well to the north and west, near chicago and st. louis. still no rain for us at least not for the next 48 hours. by thursday night into friday, that will be the best chance of rain drops. 50 overnight, the cooler temperatures in the northern and western suburbs. the wind out of the north at 4 to 8. to
light jacket, temperatures in the 40's. 45 aspen hill, la plata 46, dale city middle 40's. the futurecast, bright sunshine all day, clouds increase through the midday. thursday, scattered showers garrett county and allegheny county. the showers will be spotty at first, then more widespread friday. it will not be a why shout, but friday is the day that you'll want to grab the umbrella. -- it will not be a washout. mid 60's tomorrow at lunch time, 74 the daytime high, lots of sun. sunshine early thursday, clouds midday. the showers arrive late thursday night, maybe a rumble of thunder friday, but nothing severe. the weekend, always looking at the weekend, a beautiful day to go for a jog saturday or sunday, or just hang out and mow the lawn. alison: sounds good. leon: no
steve: i do not want to say that. alison: maybe he will jog to the farmers market. still to come, the capitals are one win away from sweeping the flyers. 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 southwest.com for the answer. on this airline, everybody wins. sfx: clap, clap, ding
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. leon: the washington nationals their two-game losing streak with a victory over the marlins. home runs in seven innings, including a grand slam by bryce harper. that is his second granny in a week. but the only thing that can hold a candle to his hot play is the play of the capitals. more on him and tomorrow night's game against the flyers. scott abraham is in philadelphia. scott:
history, the capitals have never swept a team in a best-of-seven series in the playoffs. tomorrow night, they have a great opportunity to break out the brooms against the flyers. there might be some question as to who will be in goal for washington. braden holtby left today's practice early after colliding with a teammate. >> basically got mixed up a little bit. anticipate that. year, uconn of just go back and rest up. scott: win in game four and this series is over. the close-out game is always the toughest. is it important to finish the deal tomorrow night? >> for sure. i think philly wants to win, too, so will be a tough game in the teams will be ready to go. scott:
from a 3-0 deficit before the playoffs. they did it against boston, stunning the bruins. i get the sense in the locker room from the caps players they have the flyers down. time now to finish the job. reporting from the wells fargo center, scott abraham, abc 7 sports. leon: the flyers are still stinging from monday night's performance, not just the 6-1 drubbing, but the philly fans who threw promotional bracelets on to the rank. honor of handed out in the team owner who had just died. the flyers were handed a delay of game penalty because of that. the team issued a statement today condemning the actions of their fans. they say that behavior cannot be tolerated. the flyers have no plans to issue bracelets tomorrow night. alison:
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