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the focus remains on hope and finding nicole who hasn't been heard from in a week. the 31-year-old called in sick wednesday morning. she did not work thursday and friday she did not report to work. that is when she was reported missing. the search and the rescue team have been combing the areas for days and they continue it today in a ruggedded landscape but with no luck. >> it's tough. yesterday we had a crew of special operations folks repelling the canyon. this is a rough area. white oak canyon. it's called a canyon for a region. we're searching the canyon area and it's very rough terrain.
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>> it was possible she was on a training run. there is no evidence of foul play. but at this hour the investigators remain tight lipped about the circumstances surrounding her days pearance. maureen: thank you, jay. i want to apologize to the mittendorff family. i misspoke and called miss mittendorff rebecca mittendorff. of course her name is nicole mittendorff. developing right now d.c. police announce two arrests in the murder of baldwin. they are charged with the first degree murder in the 2015 shooting. they believe the pair tried to rob officer baldwin. bellamy is charged in the easter murder of 15-ye
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in d.c. leon: in a scene that is too common, firefighters, police and first responders paid respect to firefighter. john ulmschneider laid to rest this afternoon the hollywood, maryland. shot while responding to a call friday night. fellow firefighters say the 13-year veteran nor his family will not be forgotten. >> we will be there with the family as long as they need us. >> the other fites inyou ared in the -- the other firefighter injured in the shooting continues to recover. the shooter thought someone was breaking in his home. extra help on the difficult day. firefighters from other departments responded to a fire in suitland to cover for prince george's firefighters attending the
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several people were rescued including a baby. no one was hurt but some residents are displaced. maureen: to the race for the white house. last night it went as predicted in new york state. ted cruz picked up no delegates to make it impossible for him to reach magic number of delegates before the convention. hillary clinton had a commanding victory to make it difficult for bernie sanders to chip away at her lead. early voting is already underway. mike carter-conneen looks at that and the big races in the free state. >> after winning new york, hillary clin
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and the challengers turn the attention to the five states holding primaries april 26. including maryland. >> trump is riding the momentum out of new york. that will be huge for the campaign. for democrats, schneider says the race to replace barbara mikulski nears the sanders-clinton debate over the progressive politics and the deal making. they show them neck in neck. >> it's important to have a perspective in the united states senate. to reflect the lives to the working people not at the $30,000 foot level but where people live the lives. >> they are looking for somebody with a track record of talking about the issues but getting results. >> they will decide competitive house contests. this week, many cast the ballot at the early voting sites. >> tuesday will be busy. >> i'm glad to see more races for some of these seats. >> i like that it's not
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settled and we are rubber stamping. >> in the past six days 1120 democrats cast a ballot in the primary. that is a turn-out 6%. maureen: maryland election officials decided to use the paper ballots because of a number of primary candidates this year. they did not request the removal of their months. leon: donald trump is in maryland to start the push for votes. he will appear
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decatur high school. if you live in maryland you can expect to see new tv ads. bernie sanders campaign is going to run two new spots in the state. that is just the beginning. still ahead at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- more rescues in texas. floodwaters there continue to rise. the dramatic new video coming in. and when things could improve there. maureen: jackson is off the $20 bill and will be replaced by harriet tubman. what is behind the decision. leon: folks, rock the red. less than an hour now from the caps' playoff game four in philly. we will be live at the viewing party downtown coming up. doug: it's beautiful out there. the tenth consecutive day of sunshine. it won't last forever. i will tell you when the clouds and rain will break the streak still
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leon: the flooding situation shows no sign of letting up in houston. more rain fell there today. skies aren't expected to clear up until friday. with so many of the streets washed out rescuers had to use boats to save people who didn't evacuate. houston is no stranger to flooding but even long-time residents there say this is unprecedented. >> the amount of rain we had in a short time and now the bands that have come back through. it's a concern. we had recession yesterday. but with the two or three inches if we get another two or one it could go back
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we were. leon: the hardest hit is northwest houston. where major creek has yet to seacrest. the historic flooding killed seven people. flooded more than a thousand homes and cost estimated $5 billion in damage. maureen: "7 on your side" with a consumer alert. major part of the population left out of the housing. millennials. they don't have enough savings for a down payment on a home. the cause is the rising cost of houses and the condos. in fact, more than a third of american millennials currently renting have no money put away to buy a home. despite that, almost 80% of millennials say they want to become homeowners. leon: andrew jackson is out. harriet tubman is in. the u.s. treasury department making changes to the u.s. currency. jackson will be booted from the $20 bill. tubman will replace him on the face of it. no word on exactly when that change is going to happen and when it wi
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on the $10 bill, alexander hamilton is on the front. but a montage of the leaders from the women suffrage movement will be added to the back of the $10 bill. the redesigned bill is expected to enter circulation by 2020. maureen: coming up at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- flint water crisis has gone for months now. some officials are held accountable. who is facing charges ahead? leon: more seasonal temperatures are here now but we will have to deal with rain before the end of the week. doug hill is back with the storm watch forecast up next. scott: i'm scott abraham live in philadelphia. game four caps-flyers. all eyes this morning on goalkeeper braden holtby. will he start or will he sit? might have an answer for you coming up in sports.
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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 and i approve this message.
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leon: it's called extreme damage to iconic landmark. new study shows concerns of the bleaching of the great barrier reef. they are
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excellence for the coral studies released a report that found 93% of the reef is suffering from some level of bleaching. that is what happens when algae that live inside the coral are expelled. that can be caused by extreme weather in the water temperature rises. three people now charged in connection with the toxic water crisis in flint, michigan. the first is city employee mike glasgow. the others stephen busch and mike prysby with the michigan department of environmental quality. flint's water was contaminated with lead after city officials decided to switch sources to save money. the investigation is not over yet. >> these charges are only the beginning. there will be more to come. that i can guarantee you. leon: no word on when an arraignment will take place. we will stay on top of it and report it for you. maureen: around the district today, counselman charles allen wants -- councilman charles allen wants to tweak the license plate and introduced a message
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"end" so the wording on the plate would be "end taxation without representation." councilman allen says current phrase lacks a call to action. if approved residents who order new plate would be charged one-time fee of $51 for the change and $26 a year after that. we ask you to weigh in on this idea on our twitter feed. in a close vote the majority of you like the idea. 51% like adding the word "end." 46% said they hated it. leon: all right. how about this? i have another one. extend the representation in the playoffs! start the countdown, folks. time to rock the red now. capitals getting ready for game four of the playoffs against the flyers. win tonight and it's a sweep. richard reeve live at the verizon center where fans arrive for a free viewing party. it's already getting loud down there. richard the party is just getting started. you can see the cheerleaders just walked around us to. distracted my photographer who
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right now. let's show us what is happening in the arena. this is unchartered territory. the guys never gotten this far before. 3-0 in the first round of the playoffs. check it out. here is the crowd right now for the viewing party. it's not huge but they are expecting several hundred, perhaps several thousand people. the first guy in line today caps fan from philadelphia. >> i predict that the flyers will score a quick one. just like in game three. they will feed off the energy. the caps will rebound and it will go to the third and the caps will get a late goal to end the series. that is my prediction. richard: we'll have to see what happens. the fans are very excited for the game. again unchartered territory. they are hoping to make it four tonight. live from the verizon center, richard reeve, abc7 news. leon: all right. thanks. here is hoping they have something to celebrate. maureen: that would be good. doug: weather is fine. tenth straight day of
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tomorrow we have some day, it will be 11 days and it will end on friday with a cold front and rain. leon: which we need. doug: yes. let's get started. we'll start with a beautiful time lapse from the weather bug camera in charles county. this is at the environmental center nanjemoy. day after day we are getting this. it is coming. not a wash-out on friday. showers and maybe isolated thunderstorm in the day. i want to thank harrison jones for the image he took last night along the tidal basin. this is the background for the almanac update. 71 and 50 is the high and low today. still above average. the sunrise tomorrow at 6:24. temperatures are cooler than yesterday at this time by 10 or 12 degrees but comfortable. 74 in aspen hill. 70 in columbia heights. 70 in
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all through the midatlantic very comfortable. there is much warmer air all day. west of the appalachians. charleston is 82. 85 in knoxville and louisville. we will see warmer air tomorrow and friday. because the increased cloud cover on friday we won't see the temperatures spike in 80's. instead it's 70's. friday is the day for the cold front to approach and give it scattered showers and a few afternoon thunderstorms. looking for a quarter to a half inch of rain. knowing we are well over three inches deficient rainfall for a month and a half. we can use whatever we get. the front will turn into the warm front later in the day tomorrow. start opening the door for the air to moisturize a bit. higher dew point and the humidity levels will develop. we watch timing here. thursday, at that time. late afternoon and the early evening. scattered showers popping up through the ohio valley. we get through friday morning the showers make a run. we are thinking at 10:00 or 111 11:00, isolated thunderstorm or two.
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is cool in the morning. seasonably so in 40's. partly cloudy. 68 by noon. mostly cloudy and 74 later in the afternoon and the evening. we head through the next seven days we see 60% chance of rain developing on friday. again, chance of isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. highs of 76. 70 degrees for the day on saturday. it should be great weather, too, for the united game on saturday afternoon. watch it live. sunshine on sunday. next chance of rain late night monday and tuesday. we may hit 80 on monday. before the next batch of showers and the cold front arrives tuesday. maureen: thank you. leon: the plan tonight is stay indoors and watch the caps finally exorcise a ghost that the town is terrified to deal with for years. maureen: scott scott abraham ise for the big game four. leon: hey, scott. scott: an exciting time for
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maybe time to break out the brooms. just maybe. i will tell you what. look at the fans that made the way to philadelphia for tonight's game four. ready to rock the red. are you? sports is n 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
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wells fargo center in philadelphia. the stage is set. game four. caps-flyers. in three more hours from now the washington capitals could have their ticket punched in the eastern conference semi finals. now there is a bit of an issue scare yesterday involving goalkeeper braden holtby. today during practice, he looks just fine. a great sight for caps fans. braden holtby back between the pipe. >> it's just one of those things that happens in practice. just wanted to be cautious with it. not push it too far. the main focus is game four. >> how good was it to see holtby on the ice this morning? caps nation was freaking out yesterday after what happened. >> yeah. it's reassuring. he has been a beast for us all year. >> i mean he is our backbone. just to know he is all right
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>> close out the flyers tonight, extra days of rest on the horizon. knowing you could get a great deal of rest if you close this out tonight. how big of an issue is that to get the rest going forward? >> it's important. something that would be nice to have. obviously this time of year it doesn't matter if the guys play or not. usually everybody has something bothering them or they are dinged up. the rest will be huge.
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break out the brooms. reporting in philadelphia, scott abraham, abc7 sports. leon: all right. thanks, scott. see what happens. maureen: rain around the corner for us. doug: yes. on friday. it looks like the chance of rain. wash the pollen out of the air. that is good. check out the forecast here as we go through the daym to. warmer. partly cloudy. 74. 60% chance of showers. isolated thunder friday. clearing out over the weekend. that is good news. as far as the rainfall we are thinking a quarter to a half inch of rain. not that much. we will take it. monday we warm up to 80 degrees. showers with the next cold front on tuesday. tonight at 11:00, steve rudin will be back to talk about the clouds tomorrow. more importantly to make the weekend plans he will time the showers and the storms on friday. also update the numbers for you coming up for saturday and sunday. maureen: thank you. >> looking forward to it. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is next with the fall-out from the primary wins in new york last night.
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try zyrtec®. muddle no more®. tonight, as we come on the air, we're following several breaking stories. the major arrests. government officials accused of coverup in that toxic water crisis in flint. tonight, michigan's top prosecutor saying more charges are coming. the race for 2016. the big win and the new changes. trump declaring the race is over. his landslide win giving his campaign new momentum. and hillary clinton, close to sealing the deal. rising tide. flood threats across four states. the toll booth clerk rushing into the water, trying to help a trapped driver. and now, more rain on the way. change for a $20? the big surprise. the new face replacing andrew jackson on the $20 bill. and, little leae


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