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performer, a songwriter. we spoke with the owner of some records right down the street. he talked about why prince, prince, the pop star, such enormous magnitude touched so many people. had so many fans. this is what he had to say. >> he crossed so many genres. rock guys liked him, disco liked him, funk liked him, punk rockers liked him. he crossed genres for sure. stephen: he also said that he believes prince as do a lot of people prince ranks up there with the very top of the roster of musicians and the influence on music. here at the black cat they are mourning. we talk with a man who actually pet prince. d.j. dread who worked with prince last summer. coming up later on, on abc7 news we will hear his reflections on the passing of a man so many people call a musical
reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. fans were flocking to paisley park as the news of prince's passing spread. some holding each other and others crying. others took to social media to express condolences and share the pain. horace holmes picks up the team coverage with the newsroom from that part of the story. so many performances that he put out there, including the super bowl that was epic. great stuff. horace: one recently in june in washington, d.c. people have been posting about that. social media is abuzz. 4 million tweets on twitter. banjo captured half a million posts. it's one of the top trending items on facebook. look at the responses. "when doves fly." this is a picture of prince and michael jackson. see if we can get it to m
here. well, i've got a few more. i will come back. right now is not operating the way i would like for it to. people from all over the world and all over the area. warner theater last june -- here we go. the american history museum put up a post talk about prince and his life. this is from the warner theater. i was talking about last june he was here in concert with stevie wonder and a number of people posted their pictures from that concert. we will be back later on and have more social media posts. there are a lot of them from around the country and around the world. back to you. jonathan: all right. thanks. so what is your favorite prince song? share it with us on the wjla facebook page. we will share some of those with you later in the newscast. initial michelle: looking at other news. only on 7, a day after three people were criminally charged in the flint water crisis parents are raising concerns about the drinking water in some d.c.
d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live outside capitol hill montessori with what they have to say. sam? sam: michelle, this is one of three d.c. schools where there were lead levels in the water that were above the federal guidelines of 15 parts per billion. parents were stunned to find out they were 20 times above the acceptable level but they did not block it off to prevent students from drinking it. payne and minor elementary school had similar problems. one thought at payne was over 500 times the acceptable level. that is believed to be an anomaly. what has the montessori parents most upset the water tests were originally conducted last august and nobody told them abt
they happen to learn about this reading a blog. >> we need to be immediately notified when the lead tests come back. immediately. positive or negatively. >> you just happened to find out? >> we just happened to find out. sam: so d.c. p.s. will test hundreds of students for lead levels. hundreds of students at this school, capitol hill montessori at logan and the minor elementary school and that payne elementary school. we have more at "abc7 news at 6:00". i'm sam ford, abc7 news. jonathan: we are still weeks away from summer but already police are investigating the tragic death of a toddler left in a hot car. the child was left all day wednesday in a vehicle of a parking lot of an apartment complex
annandale. what happened? suzanne: this is the community where the mother lived with the three children. yesterday she asked a man who police describe as her boyfriend to take her three children ages ten, 15, two -- 10, 15, 2 to school and daycare. the two older children made it. the young girl, the baby girl did not. authorities are telling us this is what happened yesterday. the toddler was left in the vehicle from 8:00 until 3:00 in the afternoon. at the time the temperature was rising and eventually got into the low 70's. it wasn't until the 31-year-old went to pick up the children's mother at her job at pentagon city when he realized what had happened. >> he gets to arlington and getting out of the car. looks in the backseat, realizes the child is there. goes to attend to her and realizes she is unresponsive. immediately calls 911. suzanne: this is a large apartmentc
knocking on all of doors. we did not find the family. nor did we find anyone who knew of the circumstances. despite the fact that the baby girl had been sitting in a car in this exact parking lot where i am right now for the majority of the day yesterday. no charges filed but up to the commonwealth attorney once the investigation is over to determine whether or not the 31-year-old man will be held criminally responsible. reporting live in annandale, suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. michelle: very sad story. thank you. arlington county police are trying to figure out if two cases of children being approached by strangers are related. the incident happened three weeks apart in different sections of the county. alison starling is at the "live desk" with the details. alison: the latest incident happened tuesday, a couple of days ago in the 5200 block of north 30th street near yorktown high school if you are familiar with the area. police say a ma
pickup truck tried to lure three children into his vehicle. so the kids were outside. they were playing hide and seek when it happened. police say they were between 8 and 11 yars old and they were able to run away and get help. police just a vague description at this point of who approached an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl in south arlington. that was earlier this month. those kids were out on a playground. the one behind the arbor heights apartment on 8th street south. in that case the children also describe the suspect as driving a dark colored older model pickup truck. if you have any information on either of the cases or, of course, if your child is approached in any way, you are asked to call police. jonathan? jonathan: all right. thanks. look at that. the white house today. but looks like there are clouds through the area. michelle: gray day. but still warm. jonathan: the stretch of gorgeous dry weather has been nice for us but not so great
water table. we could use some. doug hill has a look when we'll see the rain. doug: depending where you are you are seeing it now. north of harrisenburg. where the big fire is. 5600 acres. there is a chance tomorrow the rain will help. scattered showers west will move north to the pennsylvania area. more chance of showers overnight and tomorrow. the cold front, as it moves eastward. it will pick up more moisture. the chance for the scattered chances looking good. there could be isolated thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. the best chance of anything heavy or severe is south we think of the metro area. south toward the north carolina border. we will see sunshine at times. the temperatures are holding in the 60's overnight. that is the latest. michelle? michelle: thank you. virginia congressman getting his chance to meet with the president supreme court nominee today. jonathan: a
jonathan: check out the video from prince george's county. this is a complete loss. fully engulfed in flames. on route 301 in brandywine. assistant fire chief demarcus ware took -- chief darren ware took this moments from he pulled the woman from the car. he and tyrone wells were returning from the funeral of the fallen firefighter john ulmschneider yesterday. they spotted smoke coming out of the car. they got to the driver and got him out of the car before it turned into that. michelle: time for a check of the traffic situation. jamie sullivan with details. looking like a slow
there. jamie: we don't have the sun glare. outbound on 66, you won't see the sun glare. a little police activity. you can see here. they do have a car pummeled over. a lot of people slowing outbound on 66. this is the exit for 123. of course, as you can see. but again, everything is contained over to the side. not blocking any lanes. still have volume, though. everyone looking over. there are some wires down as we move to the map. this is in the area of northwest between 3rd street and 2nd street. i know it says, "thirden" street. my mistake. it's second street. use caution. not bad at all. south of silver spring to get closer to d.c. quiet, 16th street to military road in that area to chevy chase and bethesda, no problems for you. the northwest corner we have the midday construction that cleaned that up. you are okay on the inner loop. the heaviest area is traveling in the
j.w. parkway. 95 in maryland. metro had issues in the midday with the train malfunctions, single tracking, delays. there are no issues right now on metro. keep you updated with that. back to you. jonathan: all right. thanks. texas is on storm watch and they wish they weren't. look at the pictures. this is out of houston. rising water is forcing a texas city to evacuate the residents. the mayor of wharton called for mandatory evacuation after the national weather service forecasted the colorado river will crest at 48 feet tonight. to give you perspective, the river bank considered at full stage is 20 feet. so it is considered a major flood stage at 43 feet. part of texas inundated with
and deadly flooding in some areas. michelle: another sight to see. this in china. a school sporting event was cut short when a whirlwind formed in the middle of the field. the third one formedded and forced a student airborne before tossing him to the ground. the student was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. i chatted to you about this, doug and you said they're not uncommon. doug: they're common. but those of that velocity are on the rare side. michelle: pick a person up. doug: usually 25 to 30-mile-per-hour winds. jonathan: i grew up in the desert and we saw them all the time. but didn't pick people up. doug: different meteorology involved in that.
rain, we have gone ten and a half days without a drop and it's on the way. michelle: we have a friend. jonathan: monster bug. is that a mosquito? michelle: it's alive! doug: hold on. jonathan: do you have control of the camera? doug: try to flick him off. get! get! get! boo! didn't work. 73 in leesburg right now. 76 in kulbir. we have showers west of skyline driver. a few showers. but they're north of the area burning. 5,600 acres. 10% of the perimeter is contained. not good. but hopefully tomorrow rain will do some good in the area. cloudy with shower overnight. southerly winds 10 to 15. doppler radar. look at our area now. a couplof
trying to form in montgomery county. not hitting the ground. a different story between petersburg and woodstock. in that area a pretty good rainfall developing. that is moving northwest at a good speed. more showers popping up ahead of a cold front. front well west is moving eastward tonight. as it does we pick more moisture up in the daym to. a front passing through now. the air is more saturated to set the stage for more showers in the day. afternoon thunderstorms possible. there is a chance according to the storm prediction center of a chance of severe storms south of the immediate metro. fredericksburg south to north carolina. we will see how it goes. the future cast shows points. 7:30 in the morning. showers west of the metro area may break. we may have a lingering shower east of town. weekend will brighten up considerably. the seven-day.
sun and mostly cloudy. breezy. 60% chance of the showers and the isolated afternoon thunderstorms and evening showers. clearing out saturday and pleasant. sunday is nice. warm on monday. more showers possible tuesday and thursday. so the pattern evolving a bit. maybe a drought not a problem here once we get a few days of rain. jonathan: thank you, doug. coming up here at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- can you spell "change"? find out what will be different at the next national spelling bee. >> a presidential contender sent their daughter to stump in silver spring today. i'm kevin lewis with a live report up next. michelle: a little later, just more than a year after freddie gray's death, the changes rising out of the ashes to make part of the city a
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michelle:over the next week maryland will become a focal point for vote 2016. kevin lewis is live in silver spring where at least one candidate had a campaign presence today. kevin? kevin: yeah, michelle. chelsea clinton spoke at an open air rally and took questions from the audience ranging from the environment and student debt. her goal is for as many voters
mother amid the sea of politicians. presidential hopefuls set their sight on maryland. >> so it matters to me that my mom knows how to protect our values. confidences today, chelsea clinton -- kevin: today, chelsea clinton stumped for her mother. roberta was a 2008 clinton campaign volunteer. >> the main reason i support her is because of her experience. she is the most experienced candidate by far. >> he will get slaughtered by hillary. >> yesterday, donald trump took aim at opponent john kasich in a rally on the eastern shore. >> and i believe the people of maryland want to get behind a positive, hospital mystic, forward looking, conservative campaign. kevin: this morning cruz spoke to a crowd of 1,000 in a theater around frederick. this burst of attention is because next tuesday, maryland, connecticut, delaware,
island will all hold their primary elections. the maryland state board of election says it has more than 3 million registered voters on file. by noon today, 6% have taken advantage of the early voting at polling places like this one in silver spring. >> it's easy. i breezed in. the line was maybe two or three people. so i was able to go straight to a booth without any problem. kevin: this is a message for anyone who has not yet registered to vote in maryland. i want to tell you it's not too late. you have to come to an early voting site like that one before 8:00 p.m. tonight. otherwise you will not be allowed to vote next tuesday. you will have to wait until the general election in november. live in downtown silver spring. i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. coming up here at 4:00 -- >> we are on the ground in the shenandoah national park as
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firefighter alive. they're not saying much when it comes to the search for nicole mittendorff. we are joined by madison county where it's coming to the end of the sixth day. jeff goldberg? jeff: probably a couple of hours from the search coming in. we are at cecan't rock overlook at skyline drive at shenandoah national park. searchers for six days and today have been deep in the terrain here. to show you the challenge they are dealing with. steep cliffs everywhere. jagged rocks and boulders. dramatic and big fire in the park so the smoke in the sky adding to the challenges just a bit. the command post for the search is a big meadows camp ground about four miles from where we are standing now. 80 people part of the search crew today including two kit rescue teams and a helicopter crew. since this search began, crews covered 15 square miles from the area we are now to
the vehicle was discovered. she called in sick to work last wednesday and was reported missing friday after not showing up for a scheduled shift. few answers in the search which is centered here in the park. >> the terrain is incredible. we had people repelling the canyon earlier in the week. we had drives looking in the pools there, in the canyons. it's a sad situation anytime we have a lost person. this is what we do. jeff: over the weekend as the search continues, 30 members of the search and rescue crew are expected to join that search to go along with the virginia police. the national park service. volunteers all part of the search fanning out across shenandoah national park. continuing to say from the virginia state police there is no evidence of anything suspicious in the disappearance of nicole mittendorff. live
park, jeffs, abc7 news. jonathan: now following a developing story, president obama heading to london after being in saudi arabia today. in the meeting the president asked the gulf allies to increase the role in the fight against the islamic state. the white house also said that the leader spoke about a hopeful cease-fire in yemen and potential peace talks in kuwait. michelle: settlement today for millions of drivers caught in the volkswagen emission investigation. "7 on your side" consumer investigator kimberly suiters is here with details. kim? kimberly: michelle, to sell or the fix? that is the question for consumers tonight. volkswagen admitting the diesel cars were programmed to cheat u.s. emissions tests. it is making the offer to car owners. the company says you can either sell the cars back to the company or have them fixed. if you sell it will likely be the value of the car before the scandal erupted. we are talking about diesels,
jetta, gulf, beatles, audi. if you own one you will get substantial compensation from the company. we don't know how much. the lawyers are working out the billions in fines and the compensation as we speak. >> we are working really hard to get this resolved to put it behind the company. that's what we are focused on now. >> i think volkswagen will have a tough road. i think volkswagen is making an effort to try to repair the relationships. kimberly: those are attorneys from both sides. the first for volkswagen, the second for the plaintiffs. tonight at 5:00, we are going to hear from v.w. owners and mr. they will take the company money or take the fix. whether the trust can be bought back. back to you. jonathan: emergency repairs have two lanes closed which is better than the four lanes closed. the bridge links delaware and new jersey. a main thoroughfare between here
michelle: this just in from fairfax county. lake brad doc high school student died. 24 hours ago police were called to the school where c.p.r. was being performed on brenda soto. just 16 years old. she was rushed to inova fairfax hospital where she died. abc7 is working now to find out what went wrong inside the school. we have more at 11:00. jonathan: we continue the remembrance of prince. he die today. found dead at the paisley park compound in chanhassen, minnessota. he was just 57 years old. we caught up with donnie simpson who knew the artist personally. this shocked and sadden the world but especially for those who knew the artists. tom: absolutely. we're inside the 345gic 102.3 studios that are
drive time show to prince and remembering him for the music and who he was a person. the host of the afternoon drive time is donnie simpson. he was your friend. what was he like? >> he was shy and quiet. but once you get to know him, he is shy and very quiet. private. he does talk. first time i met him he said hey, donnie. i was talking to someone in the organization. he said that? that's great! later we had conversations. he was not shy on stage so is it surprising that he was that in person? >> absolutely, absolutely.
there wasn't a lot to talk about. put the record on. listen to it. i said everything i need to say. >> when they write the history of rock music, 25 to 30 years from now and they write about prince what will they write was the lasting contribution? >> there is so much. like david bowie. someone who refused to be put in a box. you know? he was different. he did his thing. he was a great musician, great guitarist, a great pianist. he played everybody instrument on some of the songs. he was also one, and maybe in history this may be the most important thing. he was one who refused to compromise on his music. he did what he wanted to do. he stood up to the record companies. you know, you are
own this. this is my stuff. i do it how i want to do it. i don't want to release this now. it will not be released. he had total control of that. i think that is probably what history will respect him for most. he stood up for music. kind of lake taylor swift doing the same thing now. that's prince. >> what are you hearing from the listeners about the impact he had on them? >> first, they are calling their volunteers. a couple of them were saying even though i never met him, he is like family to me. like i lost a family member today. i understand that. music brings you so close to someone. musicians pour their souls out in those grooves. they're not grooves anymore. i'm old school and i think of terms of records. but you know them t
in a lot of ways sometimes i feel like you can't truly be great if it doesn't have a piece of you in it. prince was always in his music. one of a kind. always about music. all over the place. so many different styles. you know? tom: any stories since you got to know him personally any story of you and he interacting you will take with you? >> yeah. this is the coolest story. i had him on my tv show. let me back it up. i had david bowie on my tv show. video soul. and after the show we were talking and i was telling him i was going to minneapolis that friday. he says well, i'm playing minneapolis friday. you ought to come to the show. i said cool. so i grabbed my friend, my boy sugar ray leonard. we go to minneapolis that friday. we go to the show. they had us seated at the
in the middle of the auditorium. so we walk in. i'm going past the seat and i bump the lady in front of me. i said, "excuse me, ma'am." and prince turns around. [laughter] he says, "hey, donnie." "hey, prince. sorry about that." "it's cool." he said he was having a party at paisley park and told me and ray to come. cool. we'll do that. we go to the party. it's very small party. it's me, ray, prince and his dancer cat, david bowie and some of his band members and that's it. like a dozen people at this party. it was the coolest night. we listen to the black album which he had not released at that time. everybody knew about it and wanted it. he wouldn't release it. that is what he is playing at the party that night. the cool thing too that night, the d.j. playing it was telling us that with prince, you never know what he is going to request to be played that night.
and he said it could be something that was recorded five years ago or an hour ago. i never knew with prince. he had so much music in him. we all know he would release sometimes these four c.d. box sets. twice a year. it's just crazy. he had so much music in him. he would let it go. i respect him for that. tom: thank you so much for joining us. a lot of the viewers will say a lot and hear a lot about prince but that is a perspective you won't find anywhere else. thank you. pleasure to meet you, sir. back to you in the studio. michelle: great story. great to get the insight. thank you, tom. you only have to think back to last year with the riots in baltimore and how he brought the city together. the music was timely and relevant. another loss to tell you about. one of the greatest female wrestlers has passed away. joan laura known as
was found dead in her apartment. she rose to fame in the 1990's as a member of the generation-x and the ability to compete with the male wrestlers. the self-proclaimed ninth wonder of the world was 46. jonathan: let's turn the attention to what is going on outside. if you have been outside, the winds of change are blowing. cooler out there. doug is joining us. rain on the tap. doug: it's changing quickly with the clouds moving in and the temperatures are warm. clouds continue to form over the mountains but they are moving north. well north of the fire area in the shenandoah national park. in the day tomorrow the showers are numerous and they will get closer. we could have a break and then thunderstorm and showers in the afternoon as the cold front gets closer. the air becoming moisture here. quick look at the future ast at what we expect at 9:30 in the morning. areas of showers moving through the area. behind that a break until we hit the afternoon and the evening hours. another line of showers possible thunder could come through the area.
clear out. lingering early for saturday morning. the rest of the weekend will shape up nicely. although it will turn cooler. as far as the rainfall potential. we'd like to see two inches to fall over the area to help with the fire situation. we have sunshine giving away to clouds throughout the day. every now and then peak of sunshine. warm up to mid-70's. scattered showers. in the afternoon, better chance of the isolated thunderstorms. the threat will continue through 7:00 or 8:00 tomorrow night. nats open up against the twins form night the rain is a possibility. we will keep you up to date as well. that is the latest for now. michelle: thank you, doug. coming up at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- getting the final word. what organizers of the national spelling bee are doing to try to avoid all the ties. jonathan: but first, abc7 is the only place to watch "scandal." we have the
of the white house. joce sterman, what does he face? joce: the sentence came down ten minutes ago. federal judge sentencing douglas hughes to 120 days in the bureau of prisons, one of their facilities and one year of super vised release. this is an interesting sentencing hearing this afternoon. took four hours, with douglas hughes comparing himself to civil rights leaders martin luther king junior, rosa park, harriet tubman, authors, all kind of people. the judge disagreed saying this is not a nonviolent act of civil disobedience. even though they claimed it was a license violation. we are talking about something from april 15, 2015. hughes landing a gyrocopter on the grounds of the capitol. the judge was critical of his defense in this, that he notified the government letting them know he would be taking this flight. when in reality he sent 80 e-mails ot
media and sent one e-mail to authorities. that e-mail actually went to a campaign site for barack obama back from 2012. she basically said he did not make an effort to notify anyone about that flight. prosecutors argue that he took a flight path from gettysburg to d.c., putting other people at risk. coming close to the washington monument. close to numerous flights. putting lots of people at risk. the judge said he is showed disregard for other people's safety. he was asking for that, the defense asked for probation. went in the middle of this and saying it was a unique case and she had to try to find something that seemed appropriate to deter anyone who might think it was responsible way for protest issues. he did break laws but it wasn't related to the cause he was seek
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michelle: it's thursday. time for a look at "scandal." jonathan: will jake get married? will olivia do something to stop it? michelle: kidd o'shea has the "scandal" scoop. kidd: olivia continues to cope with the death of andrew and it seems to have a bigger impact on her than expected. but her father and jake seem to be handling it just fine. >> what you did to andrew after everything he did to you, the only thing you should feel bad about is you didn't so it sooner. >> he is right. >> it appears you're in the clear. no one is investigating andrew's death. how are you doing? >> great. she promised to do something with her air so we are making ro gress. >> it's almost 10:00 son. kidd: tonight we'll find out how olivia will handle this news about jake. >> something i thought you should know. we have moved up the wedding. they're getting marry saturday. >> when to livia gets out of bed --
>> i thought i'd take your advice. >> get fresh air. >> a little bit. kidd: but does she have her father and jake fooled? >> were you followed? >> no. kidd: what happens next? you have to grab a glass of wine and watch. i'm "good morning washington's" kidd o'shea. that's your "scandal scoop." michelle: kelly rippa was off the set of "live with kelly and michael" again today. yesterday michael strahan announced he was leaving the talk show and will be a full-time co-anchor on "good morning america." rippa was not there for strahan's announcement and we are told the announcement today and the next few days are scheduled vacation days not make a big deal out of it. jonathan: of course they are. organizers of the scripps national spelling bee are tired of having ties. when you have smart kids and it goes on forever. so they are changing the rules in the finals. after the last two competitions ended in a tie they are going to make the
words. is that even possible? have you seen some of the words the kids spell? yikes! the last two or three finalists could face 75 words instead of the 25 they now face. pretty soon it will be arm wrestling after that. michelle: i think so. jonathan: if that doesn't work. michelle: the sun was called in service to start the celebration leading in the next olympic game. the official torch lighting ceremony took place in olympia, greece. this happened this morning. the tradition is the torch lit with concave mirror and rays of the sun. once lit, the flame was handed off to the first torchbearer to begin the relay to rio. jonathan: how about this? britain's quen elizabeth iii turns 90 years old today. american photographer annie liebowitz took the photograph to mark the occasion. beautiful picture. buckingham palace released the picture today. prince william who r
diana but on the queen's birthday he opened up about how the queen has been a guiding force. >> i lost my mother at a very young age. it has been a ticking point in me that i have someone like the queen to look up to. jonathan: tomorrow, president obama and first lady will be celebrating the queen's birthday with a lunch at windsor castle. anytime i say "windsor castle, -- michelle: it's re gal. police in texas had a beef with a thief after he stole stakes from a wal-mart and -- steaks from a wal-mart and led them on a high-speed chase. roll the video. at one point the suspect began throwing meat out of the vehicle. he says one steak bounced off his patrol car. the chase lasted through two counties before deputies arrested the culprit. jonathan: you could put an eye out with one of those things. it's allen if and games until someone is hurt. michelle: throw them out of the window? what a waste. doug: t-bone or a ribeye could
doug: okay. rain tomorrow. maybe afternoon thunderstorms. breezy an warm. more humid than recent days. get to the weekend, cloudiness are left over on saturday. 70 degrees. sunday a lot more sunshine developing, becoming mostly sunny and 71. we have an emoji there. wear the sunglasses. you will need it. it will be bright blue and the weather will be fine for the weekend. d.c. united against new england saturday at 5:30. you can watch live on abc7. the weather will be ideal. game time in the 60's. for the next seven days here is what we have. sunshine returns on saturday. cool. cold front on tuesday give us scattered showers and then it will get warm again. the weather pat certain changing for sure. how aou
jamie: today is different than the whole week. we have not had sun glare to deal with. we have the slowing still. you will see it leaving d.c. from the 11th street bridge north to the baltimore washington parkway. route 50 to take you 24 minutes. heading south on 295 toward the national harbor heavy as well. no accidents to report in d.c. the freeway, of course you can see volume. we are hearing about possible accident right near the memorial bridge. we are checking on that. heavy in the northwest corner. chooer from tysons north to -- clear from tysons north to the 270 spur. with the traffic this slow take a live look. we are seeing in both directions. you can get a good idea near the american legion bridge of how heavy it is. happy the report no accidents right now. metro we had earlier issues, nothing to worry about that. is a look at traffic. we
delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter
where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor.
of freddie gray brought complaint of police brutality to the surface. then an hour later the city was on fire. but out of the ashes sparked the kids safe zone. michelle: a possible new look at police officers. cheryl: it seems simple. show a kid attention and a healthy relationship will grow. it was unplanned. the cameras showed up as the baltimore police officers stopped by the kids safe zone. with all that has happened in this community, blocks from where freddie gray was arrested, a young girl grabs an officer's hand and walks to the play ground. >> the biggest success is our relationship with the baltimore city police. western district specifically. the same officers accused of freddie gray. :00 erica austin heard people say there wasn't enough for kids. so instead of throwing rocks and setting fires she started a drop-in center. >> mr. mccoy. >> i feel if something is wron
and things will be made right. cheryl: an effort to start anew. >> the mutual trust won't exist until the community knows the police department respects them. >> the words on the wall for the kids reflect the real world. stol killing each other -- stop killing each other. don't say no to drugs. say no thank you. educating and forming new relationships. >> educate you to read books more. read a lot. cheryl: cheryl conner, abc7 news. >> rock guys liked him, disco liked him. funk guys like him. leon: music lovers of all stripe stop to mourn an icon. we look back on prince's
extraordinary career. always on duty. firefighters spring into action after paying tribute to a fallen colleague. and new places to do business after striking online deal with a stranger. announcer: now, "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: news sent a shockwave through pop culture. prince rogers nelson, known by the one name "prince." ground-breaking musical superstar died. alison: prince was found dead in the paisley park, minnesota, home early today. it was just a week ago his plane made an emergency landing after a concert. that was so he could be treated for flu. leon: we have team coverage for you of the story tonight. stephen tschida gathering reaction from our local music scene. but we'll begin with brandi hitt who has more on the life and the death of a musical icon. >> ♪ extra time ♪ and your kiss brandi: a music pioneer known by a single name. prince.
like when doves cry ♪ brandi: his eclectic work and larger than life stage presence catapulted him to superstardom in the 1980's with the release of "pumpal rain." >> ♪ purple rain brandi: born prince rogers nelson. he would change his name several times. first in 1993, opting for this symbol in a dispute with his label referring to himself as the artist formerly known as prince. then again in 2000. >> it was interesting the other day. a friend of mine said so what should i call you now? i said you can call me prince. it just felt good to say that again. i hadn't in so long. >> the music legend publicist tells abc7 news he was found dead at his minnesota studio and estate. sources say he had been battling the flu. last weekend his plane made an emergency landing after a concert. he was treated but later released. >> people don't reaze