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thunder with the temperatures falling from 70 degrees by 6:00 morn not falling a lot. in the middle to the upper 60's by the time the game ends. tomorrow morning mostly cloudy skies. showers to the west of us. through the afternoon it will get better. the skies clear out. a lot of sunshine with the temperatures armed 70 degrees. talk about what to expect for the rest of the weekend an an 80-degree day on the seven-day outlook coming up in a few minutes. alison: to breaking news right now. this is in the death of the fairfax county firefighter. the medical examiner is now saying how nicole mittendorff died. this is amidst concerns she was a victim of bullying. the allegations come as we push for answers about what happened in the days before nicole mittendorff was reported missing. that was one week ago. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is following this for us. what is the
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jeff: well, i just got off the phone with the medical examiner's office in manassas a few minutes ago confirming officially that the body found yesterday in shenandoah national park was that of nicole mittendorff. also confirming the cause of death was st. by hanging. that information just coming in minutes ago from the medical examiner's office. out here at station 32, outside the station, the memorial continues to grow. flowers each hour, more of them. the questions white it happened remains on everyone's mind. as the pain of nicole mittendorff's loss grow, so, too, do the words of love and sadness. mittendorff's mini cooper was discovered last weekend in elmwood park a pile from where -- shenandoah national park a mile from where her body was found yesterday. inside the car investigators found a suicide note, details of which are unknown. in the past several days we have become aware of online message boards in which mittendorff's name has been used in a negative manner. some of the posts pu
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have been written by members of the fairfax county fire department. none of whom gave his or her name. the department is aware of the online activity but today focused solely on coping with the tragedy. "in this difficult time we are respecting the privacy of nicole mittendorff's family and providing sun for the to the men and women of the fairfax county fire and rescue department grieving under the challenging circumstances." >> tragic. jeff: founder to the firefighter behavior helicopter alliance which -- health alliance which tracks firefighter and e.m.t. suicide nationwide. many of the field struggle with marital relationships and addiction but don't open up about the serious problem. >> there is something missing in the fire and the e.m.s. world. we don't talk about those things in fire academies and the officer classes. if we can keep bringing the educational awareness that it is okay to ask for help. jeff: now whether any information in those online posts is relevant
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investigation still remains unknown. last night nicole mittendorff's family did put out a statement saying that are absolutely heart-broken saying while nicole is coming home it's not in the way that family members hoped and prayed for. live in fairfax station, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: jeff, there is a concern tonight over a troubling new statistic from the centers for disease control. the suicide rate is growing. in the past 15 years the rate is up some 24%. the jump is most notable in middle age white women. that group accounts for a third of suicides. despite making up just 18% of the population. at 5:30 we'll talk to experts about what may be the reason and some of the warning signs as well to watch for. jonathan? jonathan: now to the story that has become something of a where were you when you found out moment for generation. 10:07 yesterday morning in minnesota, that was the moment musical icon prince was
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declared dead. an hour ago, authorities went before the microphones updating the investigation into the "purple rain" singer's death and they didn't have a lot to say. a little but not a lot. adrian banker joining us outside of the recording studio in paisley park in chanhassen with the latest. reporter: mourning the death of an icon. by celebrating the music that was his life. >> ♪ tonight i'm going to party like it's 1999 ♪ >> prince's fans paying tribute. >> this morning we played "purple rain." reporter: as police now discuss their investigation into what caused the 57-year-old to lose consciousness in an elevator at his home near minneapolis yesterday. >> c.p.r. was initially started. but was unsuccess
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he was pronounced deceased at 10:07. reporter: the sudden death follows a scare in atlanta last week. on the way home, prince's private plane forced to make an emergency landing because his publicist says he fell ill with the flu. the next day prince giving an impromptu performance trying to reassure fans. >> he said, you know, when you hear news, give it a couple of days before you waste any prayers. reporter: today the prayers and the tears. >> it's unreal. it's surreal. i miss him dearly. reporter: on repeat. like his eclectic music around the globe. fans are finding all kind of ways to pay tribute to this icon. in fact, i just retweeted a video. the last video of the prince. prince himself performing "purple rain" at that at
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in chanhassen, minnessota, adrian banker, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you. our area is feeling the effect. today the national portrait gallery hung a till photograph of prince in the memoriam section. it was part of a previous exhibit. condolence book there available for anyone who would like to sign it. alison: president obama is calling the death of the music icon remarkable loss. he spoke briefly on prince after the meeting with british prime minister david cameron. >> our ambassador had a turntable to we played "purple rain" and "delirious" before we left the house for important bilateral meetings like this. alison: president obama remembered prince as a talented performer who made great music. prince performed for the first family at the white house just last
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"7 on your side" with a consumer alert and this is surrounding prince's death. they are warning that internet criminals try to use the news story to steal your personal information. they are posting online links that promise exclusive, sensational or shocking footage. you should hover your mouse over any links that seem fishy and seem where they lead before you click on them. we tell you what arena franklin blames for the death. jonathan: in other news police charged a person with the last night stabbing death in northwest.
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>> this is convoluted here but the woman died in the hospital. alison: baker is demanning gun law changes to save lives. this is in the aftermath of shootings that killed a police officer and firefighter. brad bell is live at the headquarters. what is the latest? brad: you know what? we have seen declining homicide rate but this there is an uptick and county executive baker in part blames guns. he says he has had it with gun violence in the community. in less than 30 days. he has attended funerals for a police officer. and a firefighter both shot and killed in the line of duty. >> for us it's personal. his response is a press conferenc
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headquarters to support a federal handgun licensing bill sponsored by representative chris van hollen, a democratic canaled date for u.s. senate who is endorsed by baker. in the back of the room a supporter of the primary opponent representative edwards holding signs and calling it a political event. blakeer claiming that the timing is not related to tuesday's primary. >> i got fed up. where can we make a stand on this? where can we start the conversation to say we have to do something about bringing him in? legislation at the federal level is what is going to get us there. >> this statistic right here is one of the things that has county executive baker attention. according to john hopkins a 75% reduction in the number of the firearms to ridge thatly purchased legally -- originally purchased legally eventually used in crimes in maryland after licensing was passed. county executi
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national level it could have similar success. but we should report that the guns that were used in the shooting of the firefighter as well as the gun that was used just up the street here to shoot at police officers, both of them were originally purchased legally. palmer park, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: the prince george's county firefighter injured in last week's shooting that killed his colleague john ulmschneider is improving today. a statement from morning side volunteer firefighter department says swain is walking and has gone outside for the first time. he is meeting with plenty of guests and among them the two firefighters who survived that deadly ambush in webster, new york, in 2012 that claimed two other firefighters lives. jonathan: police in ohio are investigating a mass killing where eight members were killed execution child, including two children. the bodies of the victims were discovered in four different
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road area. the investigation is ongoing and it could take a while. jonathan: new developments in a story on 7. alison: every public and charter school in d.c. will soon have the water tested. it comes after discovery of the elevated level of lead at three different elementary schools. the goal is have each school tested in 60 days. if the elevated lead levels are found the water play will be turned off and a filter will be installed to for pipes will be replaced altogether. jonathan: still ahead for us at 5:00 -- the big move by virginia governor restoring rights to 200,000 felons. alison: back to president obama. what he is saying about britain's vote whether to leave the european union. >> we are live outside the arena where the capitals tonight will t
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flyers. it could be a night of great joy or great sorrow for the capitals. we will tell you what the fans are thinking coming up. jonathan: also next, what is next for the apartments where a navy f-18 hornet crashed four years ago this month? we'll tell you. kids: he came here from rocky mount, north carolina. 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.
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alison: the owner weighed his options before deciding to tear it down and now they are going to redevelop that site. jonathan: also have video i want you to look at now. police need your help identifying the two men you are about to see. the two guys here they say robbed a jewelry store last weekend in sterling. two break in velazquez jewelers, smash the display case and take jewels and got away with in a silver honda civic. the video is pretty good. if you recognize the clothes, the car, the mannerisms, the loudoun police would love to hear from you. th
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one. alison: three down, one to go for the tap talls in the mve toward-capitals in the move forward. jonathan: advantage go to the cap. that means the cap fans are ready to finish off the flyers. tonight is game five. this could be it. tom roussey is live outside the verizon where the vans are gathering. c'mon, they have to smoke them tonight. this should be done. tom: show you the sentiment. caitlin, you can see her sign. they want to finish them. they don't want the series to go to philadelphia. you came from annapolis. what makes you want to make a sign tonight? >> i went to philadelphia yesterday. wednesday. we need to finish them and move on to the next round. tom: she speaks for lot of fans. i asked one fan are you nervous, excited? how do you feel about this? he was also from maryland. here is what he had to say. >> a different team. this is a very deep t
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i'm confident we'll come out tonight and take the series. not a sweep but we'll take the series. this guy here is eight feet tall. slightly excited about the game tonight. just a little excited. he is literally the biggest fan. how are you doing, sir? up top. >> don't leave me hanging. tom: all right! he doesn't want this series to go back to philadelphia either. that man does not want to make the trip up 95. tonight could be the clincher. or could end in a disappointment. we will be here either way. live outside the verizon center, i'm tom roussey.& alison: good job, tom. we're impressed. okay. well, he is having too much fun by the way. all day we have been asking fans on twitter how many games the series will take and
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majority think the caps will seal the deal tonight. we will see. jonathan: caps will finish them off. talk about the weather. good rain weather to get inside and watch a hockey game. steve: absolutely. all of is it out of here by midday tomorrow. rest of the weekend to look forward to. shower and thunderstorms, not looking for anything to become severe. that is the plus. the bad part is the timing. we have the rush hour commute now. friday evening. everyone wants to get home. roadways are wet in some areas dry. in others. tropical looking sky as we look out at the national harbor now. you can see that it is dry over in oxon hill and national harbor. dry at the stadium. the temperatures are comfortable. we are in the lower 70's in leesburg and manassas. upper 60's in fredericksburg. the reason they are cooler is they have the rain at this time. the wind speeds mainly out of the south. the winds will p
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capital beltway. you can see it further south. heading to fredericksburg. that's where we have the heavier showers around the mixing bowl. mount vernon looking at the live shower activity. southward toward fredericksburg at stafford. moderate rain. all of this is moving to the east. you can see the back edge over here. give it a half hour to 45 minutes or so. more rain on the way later tonight. if you are watching to the west of us, cumberland, maryland, getting out of the showers and isolated thunderstorm there. flintstone looking at the moderate range now. if you have dinner plans outdoors tonight you will dodge a few rain drops. the temperatures generally in the 70's. we will see a mix of sun and clouds. some of you seeing the sun right now, some of you seeing the clouds and the rain. if you find rain in the neighborhood it won't last terribly long but it will eventually see a lull. then pick up again later tonight. 53 to 60 degrees.
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the winds will change from the southwest to north around 10 miles per hour. really begin to pick up for the day tomorrow. now tomorrow morning you will wake up early and probably dodge a few rain drops. you might want to drop an umbrella if you have to walk the dog or take a walk to the coffee shop. the temperatures generally in the upper 50's to 60 degrees. inside the capital beltway. our future cast looks really nice. 8:00 tonight. mostly cloudy skies. the game starts at 7:00. as we move through the overnight hours into early tomorrow morning, widely scattered showers. waking up tomorrow morning don't be discouraged if you see cloudy skies heading out the door. if you have kids event. hockey -- not hockey. hockey is inside. if you have soccer or baseball or lacrosse during the day tomorrow, look what happens as we move through the midday hours. the skies rapidly clear. the winds will begin to pick up. we could see win gusts tomorrow upward to 20, 25 miles per hour. and then lots of sunshine as we head to the day on sunday. if i had to
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the better day for the outdoor activity, sunday by far with the temperatures in the lower 70's and pure sunshine to enjoy. here is the forecast tomorrow. break it down by the day parts. temperatures lower 60's at 8:00 tomorrow. mid-to-upper 60's. then the lower 70's for daytime highs. baseball game tomorrow starts 1:05. first pitch is looking at the skies clearing out. temperatures around 70 degrees. if you like it warmer around here, how about lower 80's. we have it on monday. 82 for a high. showers in the forecast on tuesday. another chance for rain and thunderstorms thursday of next week. we have a deficit around here for rain. we need it. every drop will count. a little bit of rain tonight will help with the allergies. it won't make them go away but help with the pollen. >> we will take that for sure. thank you. jonathan: well, still ahead right here a significant election year move by virginia governor. alison: why he says he is
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200,000 felons. and what else the move could mean. jonathan: but first, though, take a look at this. president obama meating with the duke and the duchess of cambridge and prince george. before the moment, controversy involving the president and one of america's closest allies. we have it for you up next.
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>> this potential departure from the e.u. is british exit. they are saying they put tons of money in the european union without getting much back. critics are panicked at the idea of the possible divorce. among those worried is president obama. he has been vocal recently saying if the u.k. broke away it would hurt large trade agreements between america and europe. it would hamper security effort worldwide between the 28 nations u.s. and u.k. it would possibly weaken nato at a time men a unified military front -- ti
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unify military fronts continue to emerge. obama spoke about it today in a joint press conference with prime minister cameron. president obama: a beautiful poet once said, "no man's an island." even an island as beautiful as this. we are stronger together. we're more prosperous when one of our best friends and closest allies have a strong, stable, growing economy. americans want britain's influence to grow. including within europe. scott: the president taking a stance on this is getting attention because some see this as an intervention opinion. critics don't care for. the british people will vote on this issue june 23. that is two months from now. the vote is not technically binding. but almost everyone agrees that parliament cannot ignore the will of the people. either way, keep that in mind. u.k. has been part of the e.u. sinc
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early 1970's. i was just in london a week and a half ago working on the exact story. everyone has a strong opinion. some people see it as leaving europe altogether. others say that would be a big risk. we are waiting to see how it will unfold. jonathan: a number of countries in the european union are dragging the other countries like britain and germany down. scott: sure. some people believe if great britain were to leave the european union it would create a domino effect and you would see other nations say i don't need the e.u. either. so a lot of weight is put on the one vote june 23. all of england is talking about it. jonathan: interesting to see what happens. alison: okay. we'll be watching. thank you. jonathan: coming up for us here at 5:00 -- eight people found dead in a home. the new information we're just learning in the investigation. alison: and rights restored. hundreds of thousands of felons will be able to cast a boll -- ballot. details to the change made today. >> the c.d.c. report the number of suicides
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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. announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. jonathan: this is a story hard to tell and often doesn't get told. why someone has reached the
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way they think they can get out is to take their own life. there are new numbers out there from the centers for disease control that show that the rate of suicide increased drastically. cheryl conner says the highest concern right now is among women. >> a very beautiful -- cheryl: linda diaz could have crumbled. instid she speaks with a clear voice on the pain of losing her daughter to suicide. >> i recall walking in and seeing her. cutting her down. grabbing a knife, cutting her dawn. removing the belt she had around her neck. cheryl: she even did c.p.r. but her daughter died at the hospital. she was 15 when she took her life. her mother says from a struggle with her own sexuality and from bullying. diaz has kept involved with suicide prevention. she is not surprised the numbers are up among men and women with the largest increase in women older than 40. >> we want to show that we are in control of
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internalizing everything. cheryl: kelly and dean volunteer for the suicide prevention resource center. he lost his brother who was in his 40's. >> once we discovered that there was a problem and a challenge, we thought we were over the hump and probably let our guards down a little bit. >> they can only take five minutes to bring someone to make someone take a breath and rethink things. people are afraid to speak out. cheryl: the walk they hold is "out of darkness" to bring light to suicide prevention. if someone is in need to help they can send a text to 741741. i tested it out. i said that i'm in touch with a crisis counselor. >> i want other people to know they should never be ashamed. cheryl: in beltsville, cheryl conner, abc7 news. alison: president obama weighed in publicly on the north carolina so-called bathroom law. he said h.b.2 is wrong and
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>> president obama: although i respect their different view points it's very important for us not to send signals that anybody is treated differently. alison: this week the u.k. sent out travel advisory about possible discrimination as lgbt citizens travel to states like north carolina. hb2 requires transgender people to use the restroom of the sex listed on their berth sert -- birth certificate. jonathan: while we talk about the issue the school board is requesting a full appeals board review of a case that could impact the north carolina law. here is why i say that. three judges on the fourth circuit ruled a high school discriminated against a transgendered teen by forcing him to use the boys bathroom. the full court will review the decision. because north carolina is part of the fourth circuit, the ruling does put the fate of that state's bathroom law in doubt. alison: a sweeping move to governor mcauliffe. he gave voting rights to
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convicted felons in the old dominion. stephen tschida has reaction. stephen: advocates for felons applaud the governor but they acknowledge the possible political motivations. virginia is considered a swing state. a big election is just months away. virginia historically one of the toughest states on exoffenders. but today governor terry mcauliffe used his authority to return the right to vote to an estimated 200,000 felons. >> i haven't been able to vote for years. you know, the governor do something like this is great. yeah. he is moving in the right direction. stephen: the governor signaled his direction last year when he streamlined the process for felons who had done their time to ask to vote. >> he issued blanket order to restore the rights without any paperwork or without any application process. stephen: jerry wilson spent a long time behind bars for dealing drugs. now he is out and anxious to participate in the
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process. >> i can't wait to get off probation. so i can vote. >> governor granted the right to vote for violent and fon violent offenders alike. once they complete their probation they can head to the ballot box. some'm who support the return of voting rights still think exoffenders shout prove they are worthy. >> i think they should go through a process. i don't think it should immediately be given back. they need to show some kind of, you know, commitment to society. stephen: for serious offenses the probation period can be long. jerry wilson for example won't vote in upcoming election. he can't vote in virginia until 2020. reporting live from the "live desk," stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you very much. terrifying developmentsments in southern ohio. eight people were found dead including two children. all believed to be from the same family. all executed. police say they appear to have been shot. tara morgan is joining us live
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the latest on the investigation. tara? reporter: we are here in front of where you can see police blocked off the road here in pike county. we are actually on the county line of pike and adams county. we are just down the road from union hill church. right now that is where the remaining members of the rodin family are gathering now with their pastor. we are not able to get on the church property. is it being heavily guarded by sheriff deputies at the hour. we have only been able to connect with the pastor at this point who has told me that the family is holding up as good as can be expected at this point. the family being told to be careful, take extra precaution. the sheriff office not ruling out that someone is still out there who is armed and dangerous. there is no one in custody right now for this mass shooting. the state and the local authorities are worried for the safety of the remaining family members. the family has been watching the news confer
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putting on with the sheriff office. so they are aware and staying on top of the updates. the pastor telling us this is a great loss for the community, that this is a very outgoing family, friendly kind of people. he tells me that they will be speaking with the family throughout the evening. we have been trying to get in touch with the family. when we get that information we will pass it along. for now we are live in pike county, back to you. jonathan: all right, thanks. still ahead for us at 5:00 -- a tiger on the prowl in texas. how the creature of the wild ended up on a city street. alison: plus, airline attendants doing much more than just keeping your flight smooth. in this week's working woman i'll give you a look at how they are also helping orphans and sick children all over the world.
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steve: i'm steve rudin. the weekend is already here. tomorrow looks a whole lot better. especially in the afte
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the temperatures will rebound to 70 degrees for the nationals game. it starts at 1:00 in the afternoon. g.w. parkway classic and old town alexandria will be sunday. early start. temperatures in the upper 40's. but a nice push of temperatures in the lower 60's by 11:00 in the morning. if you are planning on maybe headed out of town further west, hiking in the shenandoah. lower 60's on saturday. middle 60's on sunday. look at the next seven days. if you like it hotter you got it. temperatures will be in the lower 80's on monday. "abc7 news at 5:00" continues after this. kathleen matthews: in the race for congress, 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.
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i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. democrat donna edwards knows what it's like to struggle. divorced and without a place to live. raising her son alone. going without health insurance to put food on the table. but donna persevered. then she put that strength to work for us. protecting women from domestic violence. taking on the nra. rejecting wall street's cash. powerful interests don't want democrat donna edwards.
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women vote! is responsible for the content of this advertising. alison: instead of just a flight crew many of them help orphans and sick children and fighting human trafficking. nancy, the founder of the airline ambassadors international is tonight's working woman. nancy looks like one of the many flight attendants you see walking through national airport, rolling her suitcase behind her. 20 years ago she decided she wanted to do more with her job and her life. and she came up with airline ambassadors international. >> we provide for orphans
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vulnerable children and give a way for ordinary people to travel and make a difference. alison: it started small. flight attendants using extra space in overhead bins to take hygiene products or other donated items to third world countries. it has now grown to 8,000 volunteers. and some $60 million in aid hand delivered to orphanages, clinics and more. the ambassadors also escort children coming to this country for donated medical care. >> they have become a loving companion for that child. many of them have never seen an escalator, never seen a plane. on the most life changing journey of the lives. alison: she is not just the founder and the president of the organization. this is personal for her. she has now sponsored a young boy manuel in the philippines. >> to make a long story short we have every child at that orphanage sponsored now and it makes me feel so good because we are profoundly impacting their lives. they profoundly impacted
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alison: airline ambassador's newest goal is fight human trafficking. training flight attendants who have hours on a flight to observe passengers to spot warning signs of people who may be traveling against the will and authorities. nancy found her purpose. >> all children everywhere are equally precious. my idea is it takes off and that more and more people begin traveling to do good. traveling with a purpose. alison: she became a flight attendant for american airlines in 1976. recently retired to focus solely on airline ambassadors full-time. she still travels on a mission at least once a month. can you believe that? jonathan: good for her. alison: great idea that makes so much sense. jonathan: perfect sense. good stuff. still to come for us at "abc7 news at 5:00" -- unusual visitor lured out after historic flooding in houston. how did this tiger end up roaming the streets of the city? we'll t
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jonathan: a scheduling mistake. library in wheel wheat set to undergoing renovation but the place that was spo
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serve as the temporary home is booked up. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis tells us about the conflict and what county leaders are now proposing to try to fix the problem. kevin: last month the wheaton library and rec center closed. it will soon be fully demolished and rebuilt with state-of-the-art features. in the meantime, interim library was supposed to operate out of this ballroom. inside the wheaton volunteer rescue squad. >> i think it's a huge problem. but library advocates suzie says county executive ike leggett promised the temporary digs before realizing the board of elections had already booked the ballroom for the general election in november. in other words the books, shelves and the circulation desk won't be installed for nearly seven months. kim is disappointed. >> this has been going on too long. every time we get an inch closer, we are pushed back, you know, another mile. it's ridiculous
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taken place. it would not happen in any other community. i would not happen in bethesda and not in chevy chase. >> county executive ike leggett strongly disagrees. yesterday he published this two-page mem row claiming that the scope of services that will be provided in wheaton is more extensive than any other interim library montgomery county ever configured. leggett reminded wheaton residents that they can travel to other libraries in kensington, rockville and silver spring. in wheaton, i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. alison: it's time for a check of the roadways. it's friday. how does it look out there? jamie: look at this. it looks more like a picture. but it's not. this is a live shot. you can tell by the cars flying by. this is 95 in virginia. probably doesn't need much of an explanation because we always have heavy traffic. also in virginia bottom se
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the outer loop from the springfield interchange to the wilson bridge bumper-to-bumper delays. d.c. is heavy as well. no crashes to report. 66 to the american legion bridge. on the brakes past that point. move to the waze map. i want to show you how heavy they are. the area of lanier moving north to -- area of mclean moving north. we are heavy. north on the spur you are okay once you get closer to tuckerman lane. if you are continuing to bethesda we have a slow patch here. that is a look at traffic. back to you. jonathan: a very long week for folks in the houston area of texas. so you can imagine the reaction when a tiger was found wandering the streets after recent flo
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wandering the street. that tiger there. after animal control captured the tiger, attention turned to try to figure out where did it come from? the tiger got loose after being evacuated from the rescue farm because of a rising floodwaters. those who came in contact with the tigers were worried a wild animal. the tiger was licking their faces. she is sweet and very friendly. >> when it started to run toward me and jumped on me, i started to play with it. jonathan: a big old pet. authorities suspect she belonged to somebody because she had no front claws. she will be returned to the rescue farm. the tiger jumped on me and licked my face. alison: can you imagine seeing that down the street? jonathan: not so much. alison: let's talk about the weather. we are heading into the
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even though we have rain and showers, we don't expect anything to become severe. springfield to alexandria and downtown d.c. this is not as much shower activity to gaithersburg. showers continue through triangle, stafford and fredericksburg. wet on 95 heading north or south. you want to look for the skies to remain cloudy for the evening hours. outdoor dining plans you may be dodging raindrops. forecast tonight 53 to 60. we'll see isolated thunderstorms. we will clear it out moving to the late day hours tomorrow. l
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wind gusts tomorrow upward of the 20 to 25 miles per hour. with the daytime highs if the lower 70's. when we get to tomorrow morning it look brighter. alison: good to hear. hopefully it will be brighter for the caps. jonathan: i don't want to say anything but it sounds like spring when he puts the temperatures like that down. let's talk about what is happening on the ice. it will be red hot when the caps beat up on the flyers. alison: hey, erin. erin: you are right. capitals have a second chance tonight to knock out the flyers. remember the caps have been in this position before in the playoffs. up three games to one. so they know exactly how dangerous it could be if they let this slip away. the mission is straightforward. they are hoping that the sweep
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are tonight. >> you don't want to be here. up 3-0. this is what you do with the playoff. we got that. good vibe. erin: the caps need a fast start. better than what they showed at philadelphia in game three and four. >> get a goal early hopefully it will kill their will. erin: guess who is back? the once promising netminder for the capitals is now a flyer. he got his first start in game four. saving the flyers' season. trying to stop the teammate tonight. >> it's good to be back. we will try to bring the series back to philly. >> it would not be good for washington. how much pressure is on the caps tonight? >> i don't think we feel a lot of
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i don't think there is a need to put pressure on ourselves. just play like we expect to all season. erin: finally d.c. united plays on abc7 tomorrow. they host new england. our coverage starts at 5:00. if you plan to go to the game make sure you stop by the abc7 tailgate tent for a chance to win prizes. the fans at the verizon center will get one of these tonight. unleash the furry. i expect this building to be rocking. back to you. jonathan: give us a prediction. final score you say what? erin: 2-0, caps. alison: good. we'll take it. jonathan: kids: he came here from rocky mount, north carolina. 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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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."
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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," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election? jonathan: targeted by vandals. defaced to remove a word from the phrase "black lives matter." this happened three times. alison: police say they have the person responsible. brad bell has details of the arrest and reactionfr
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brad: it's happened again and again. the black lives matter sign at st. phillip episcopal church in annapolis stolen or the word "black" painted over. each time it has gone back up. it was defaced again this week. now the sign stands covered with messages of support. at the church today, claudia calloway says the message is clear. >> to tell it won't tear us down. we'll keep stand nothing matter what. brad: after the latest incident the police had their suspicions based on a prior arrest and yesterday when they confronted 56-year-old shari mclain they say she confessed to attacking the sign three different occasions. she is known for waving an american flag at this street corner charged with malicious destruction of property. >> she had to be basically african-american to understand our feelings as a person. i just feel like she may not
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african-american. >> locked up yesterday, not available for comment today. she has been quoted saying she is not a racist, she just believes that black lives matter as a slogan incites violence. in annapolis, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: that will do it for us at 5:00 but still ahead at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- lead in the water. new information on a story you saw first on 7. the expanded inspections happening now in d.c. schools. jonathan: tributes pouring in for music legend prince. the new information we have learned about his death. we'll have it for you tonight. >> keep the umbrella handy today. much-needed rain is on way with potential storms. the news at 6:00 starts now. announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. maureen: we could have a wet start to the weekend. we are tracking some intermittent showers and
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tonight. meteorologist steve rudin is here with what is happening out there now and when we might be in the clear. steve: we have to get through tonight and tomorrow morning and then a huge improvement tomorrow afternoon. looking at the doppler radar. we have widely scattered showers. heavier cells. but nothing is expected to be severe. wet roadway from fredericksburg to stafford. closer to the d.c. metro around the capital beltway. heading to northeast d.c. up to college park area. that is where we are looking at a light shower at this time. the nationals game i believe will go on. no problems. may drop rain drops here and there. we will see the temperatures around 70 degrees. fall to middle 60's by the time the game is over with at 10:00 tonight. we are talking about 80-plus degree temperature on the south-seven outlook. the

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