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and party afterward. the final trash tally has not been released, but last year volunteers collected 37 tons of garbage. the good news, organizers say the amount of garbage decreases every sickle year. -- every single year.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] celebration extend into the weekend for music fans streaming outside of his paisley park compound where the singer was found dead errors that. >> i like "little red corvette." you could feel how he was feeling. reporter: for the majorities of who laid flowers, balloons, and symbols, paying tribute mental reflecting on the soundtrack of their youth. >> ♪ this is what it sounds like when the doves cry ♪ >> prince was with me when i grew up. "when doves cry" is still one of my favorite songs. >> he was one of
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important artists of my generation, leaving an influence i think on everyone who is from the area. reporter: many fans are stunned such a powerhouse is gone. >> it brings tears to my heart to know that -- he is a great artist, a genius, to die so young, unexpectedly. another all-night dance party happens in downtown minnesota at the first avenue club, where for the third time this weekend fans will continue to commemorate the life of prince while partying like it's 1999. outside of the occasional cell phone playing purple rain, there is no music here, rather an extended moment of silence while his songs remain on repeat all around the world. there are big changes coming to two d.c. high school schedules. monday, the
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stagger dismissal so the students leave at this during at different times after a series of high profile incidents of violence. roz: this picture shows the massive police response at the latest fight between the rival d.c. schools at the gallaudet metro stop. they say is happening too much and something all to be done about it. >> i guess d.c. police involvement until something changes. roz: tc but look will stagger dismissal times at mckinley tech. 30 5 p.m.,out at dunbar students will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. a spokesperson said we are committed to fostering a learning environment where students feel safe and secure both in school and to and from school. turns out students say there is a long simmering feud between the high schools. nobody remembers how it started, and sometimes the fights are drummed up on social media. >>
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schoolwide thing, it's more one person against another person from another school, and they bring their whole congregation and that turns into a whole army versus army. is 20 minutes enough time to keep the groups apart and will the new plan work? >> i really don't it will be that big of a change because the kids want to do it, they will do it. roz: roz plater, abc 7 news. kimberly: a scathing review of metro from a federal agency. as tom roussey explains, the critical threats to safety, including more than 200 defects in need of attention. tom: in a letter to the metro g.m., the federal transit administration has found more than 200 problems metro needs to fix, and some are so serious they cannot wait for a final report to be finished, they need to be dealt with now. >>
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it's important for the authorities to take action. saysmany issues the fta metro needs to act on involves the tunnel. if has has happened in the past, passengers need to be evacuated, it's not safe. lights do not work, signs are missing or in poor shape, third rail covers are missing, and sometimes there is debris. i want anything that enhances my safety in the public safety to be acted on, yeah. why would i not want that? just passenger safety, it says that employees are often in danger because of poor training and not following safety rules. passenger say despite the trouble the fta is exposing, they feel metro is moving in the right direction. >> i was like to see more support for the new general manager from the federal government. >> i appreciate he
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was going to shut down the system to respond to what he thought was a good move. tom: tom roussey, abc 7 news. at 11:00,as reported another insulator fire just hours ago one metro. the friendship heights station 7:15 p.m. with smoked is of a small fire just off the platform. people were evacuated at tenleytown, nobody was hurt. that is a symbol of the district, even on the presidential limo, the d.c. license plate that reads "taxation without representation." d.c. councilmember says it should say "end taxation without representation." approved, those who order the new plates would pay a $51 fee for the new plates. a popular market held up at gunpoint, and the incident was caught on video. as sam ford reports, the store's owner harbors no ill
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>> thank you very much. sam: this food market on rhode island avenue prides itself on being d.c. the coffee that it sells his brood just two blocks away, it sandwiches are put together by the d.c. kitchen. april 7, this robber did not care. walking in off rhode island avenue coming got his gun out, and ordered the general manager around the store. >> it was very unexpected. it was frightening as these things tend to be. sam: d.c. police are asking for the public's help to identify this armed robber. cumulative has come out to support us so strongly. it lets people get fresh produce at the same price as giant basically. >>
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get a special discount. sam: the man who was robbed says he is not angry, but he hopes that the man finds a job. >> that's the problem, people need an opportunity to make a living by working full-time. sam: you think he would prefer to do that than rob people? >> we have employees here to a been incarcerated, i have many friends who had been locked up, and none of them miss the stress of that life once they find a way to do things right. sam: in northeast washington, sam ford, abc 7 news. a carly: coming up -- goes up in flames in prince george's county. firefighters that arrive just in time and the amazing rescue that followed. plus, a victim of theft fighting back. taking a stand trying to protect you from a crime that is on the rise. rain has moved out, but now the cold temperatures take over. the forecast coming up.
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kimberly: must-see video from prince george's county, a car engulfed in flames on route 301 in brandywine. this video was taken moments after pulling a woman from a burning car.
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the firefighters were returning from the funeral for fellow firefighter wednesday when they spot the smoke coming from the vehicle, quickly jumping into action in bringing the driver safely from the car. a certain type of theft is on the rise. anybody with a mailbox could be the next victim. catch, butre hard to as kevin lewis explains, one victim is fighting back to change that. >> he gave me a report number. the 1940's, he always preferred to pay his bills by mail. recently, a thief stole an outgoing check from his mailbox. $559 was, made out for supposed to go for his monthly car payment. added her woman moniker to the check and raise the value by two grand.
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.check via wells fargo bank >> 40 years i've been taking mail to my mailbox, raising the flag, and not worried about it. i will do that anymore. i will take my mail to the post office. is one of the roughly 97,000 americans u.s. postal inspectors report stolen mail each year. because of a lack of evidence, the majority of those cases go one solved. >> the credit union was federally insured, the money was reinstated, but i think the principle for me was that somebody got away with cashing a and isor almost $2600 not being held accountable. -- one ofstill ahead the most popular museums on the national mall in need of renovation.
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and even warmer weather is headed our way.
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kimberly: the 7 on your side i-team is investigated the cost of renovating the air and space museum. it's
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heating, air-conditioning, and mechanical systems all need to be replaced, among other renovations. the price tag is estimated at $410 million. in perspective, that is 10 times the original cost of construction, more than double the price of the building of the american indian museum. construction is expected to last nine years. the museum will stay open, but some sections may have temporary closures. josh: wow. that is the one i feel like when everybody thinks of this missoni and museum, oh, i love the air and space museum -- when they think of the smithsonian. kimberly: and we used to buy the dry ice cream as a kid. a cloudy, rainy start saturday, tomorrow will be quite the opposite. the only downside, we have to be ready for the cool temperatures in the morning. right now dropping into the 50's , significantly cooler already than this time last night.
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numbers are showing up, mid 50's falls church, springfield, fort washington, largo 54. if you're heading out one last time, the cool air is here. the clear skies have taken over. it took until about 3:00 this afternoon to get the sunshine, but the good news is it lasts all day tomorrow. futurecast, tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m., clear skies, light breeze. that allows temperatures to , morein the 30's and 40's likely to see you 30's frederick county, hagerstown, parts of west virginia. not many of us in the 30's, a lot in the low 40's. sunshine through the day, 4:00 in the afternoon, the futurecast has is warming in the 70's. quiet sunday night, going into monday, the warmer air moving in. boring, not a lot happening until monday afternoon, when the
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moves in. showers could pop up, havingnantly along i-81, a tough time crossing the blue ridge. when not be shocked if we have a few sprinkles monday afternoon, most of us waiting until monday night. even more so tuesday. that is the day you need the umbrella. tonight, 42 winchester, 49 frederick, 46 d.c., 44 leonardtown. 621 a.m.,e at about so we warm quickly, 7:00 a.m. 46, 62 at noon, topping out at about 70, which is right about average. most of us right at that 70 degree mark. degrees, a bit2 more cloud cover moving in, but the rain really holding off until tuesday. that tuesday, cooler, in the 60's, but we stay dry with another chance of
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next weekend, the temperatures are cooler, highs stuck in the 60's, but still overall not too far from average this time of year. and getting a chance to catch up. kimberly: at eastern market, the farmers were really liking the rain. design tonext -- from co
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kimberly: construction employment is on the rise after a labor shortage for several showsand it kellye lynn us how stones are gaining valuable work experience that qualifies them to step into the construction jobs. the cape cod under construction in frederick would not be here without these workers. >> it's cool to be able to build something that somebody will live in one day. kellye: 150 high school students from frederick county are participating in the trades project. careerke classes at the -- all take classes at the career center. systems,ical, hvac carpentry students are installing the insulation. kellye: once this room is
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it will hold a is created by high school woodworking students. >> i enjoy making things with my hands, just being out here and getting the chance to do this is amazing. the students designed the house and broke ground last fall. when complete next fall come into percent of the workill have been done by them. experience that prepares them for paid construction jobs. >> there is a 100% placement rate for these kids graduating from here. kellye: this 17-year-old is studying landscaping. >> we will put in a patio. sold,: once the home is the proceeds fund the next student house project. kellye lynn, abc 7 news. kimberly: very cool.
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