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they welcome it if it is effective. >> i have seen conflict and things that put you on the p's and q's. i'll get on another train if it's going on. >> what do you think about staggering the out times? >> it may help. i don't know if it will elp either. somehow they stel get together if they want to. the passengers we spoke to say they welcome any effort to cut down on the violence to make them comfortable while riding metro. the school system maintains it will continue to work with the d.c. police and the metro transit police to bring violence under control. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. police in southwest are looking for a man who stabbed a senior at wilson high school. that happened this morning. it happened right behind the school. police say the s
and was approached by a guy they say was trying to rob them. the senior put up a fight. and was stabbed in the leg. he is expected to be okay. michelle? michelle: new developments in the case of underage drinking that spilled into the front yard of a home. montgomery county dropping more than a dozen charges against a father accused of letting teenagers drink in his home. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis broke the story of his arrest first on 7. now he explains why the charges are being dropped. kevin: this is the multimillion dollar bethesda mansion where police say kimiavy hosted a high school drinking party. cops say a number of teens were boozing on the home front lawn. the youngest party-goers 15 years old. so investigators pinned 13 counts of allowing underage possession of alcohol against the owner. he faces potential of $32,000 in fines but today we learned the montgomery county
entire case against the self-described entrepreneur, citing a lack of evidence. kimiavy the state attorney office claimed had no idea the kids were drinking until the police arrived and added he never supplied the alcohol. he is a trustee at the prestigious holson arms private school in bethesda. a number of parents demanded his resignation online in light of recent deadly alcohol-related incidents across montgomery county but holton-arms kept him at his post. today we spoke with one of kimiavy's two defense attorneys by telephone who told us prosecutors made the right decision. they say their client looks to put this behind them. kevin lewis, abc7 news. jonathan: developing now, police are investigating a murder at public park in montgomery county. 18-year-old oscar benitez was assaulted at the park in montgomer
he died at the hospital. investigators say two others were injured in connection to the incident and they do believe it was gang activity. michelle: in fairfax county, police say the death of a 21-year-old man is suspicious. family member found lee inside a home on gresham lane in centreville on sunday. police will only say lee suffered trauma to the upper body. neighbors say they heard screaming coming from the town house. now police are looking into the victim's past to piece things together. jonathan: more than 200 firefighters helped fight the flames at this house on joint base anacostia this morning. that fire was going through the roof when the firefighters got there. this was on gallery court. no one was home at the time of the fire. some first responders, though, had to be examined at the scene. none were hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. michelle: more track troubles on metro this morning. a cracked rail on the red line came after a weekend fire that drew the attention of the federal transit administration. transportation reporter brianne carter
the problem. >> we have a delay on the red line. there is a cracked rail on this side. brianne: a slow start for thousands of riders this morning after a broken rail near dupont circle caused single tracking on a section of the red line. >> four full trains went through. while i was waiting there for 25 minutes. brianne: the problem for some riders to find alternate way to get to work. michelle carter grabbed her keys and decided to drive. >> it's sardines city. really packed. you are squeezing on for dear life. today is not the day for me. brianne: at one point in the repairs trains bypass two stations. but by mid-morning service was back to normal. the problem comes on the heel of saturday night smoke incident also along the red line. riders were evacuated as they say smoke started to fill the tunnel. the transit administration continued to inveig
of an arcing insulator. >> overhaul needs to be done. they just need to get it done. >> that is what g.m. paul wiedefeld is working on. he is expected to lay out a long-term maintenance plan in the coming weeks to outline how to get metro back on track. in northwest washington, brianne carter, abc7 news. jonathan: well, today was a good day to walk. what a gorgeous day out there. good start for the workweek. tuesday could be a whole other story. chief meteorologist doug hill checking in now with what we can expect with the forecast. doug: hey, jonathan. tomorrow we will have maybe temperatures warmer than today. sunshine till we hit the afternoon. then it could get interesting as well. potential for showers and the thunderstorms will ramp up. at the moment, live look at the weather bug camera at montgomery county in rockville. 79 degrees right now. breaks of the blue sky among the overcast condition. very mild. temperatures ranging from the low to mid-80's. 84 in charlottesville. 81 in leesburg. 71 in washington. 76 in baltimore. the fo
cloudy and mild. overnight lows upper 50's to mid-60's thanks to the southwesterly wind. through the day tomorrow we will watch the surge of the warm air. 82 to 84 degrees. partly cloudy skies. high pressure offshore. frontal system will start to approach. as we get through the afternoon that is when we see increasing chances of the showers and the thunderstorms and potential that any develop could be heavy. for more on that, the timing and a look ahead to the end of the week and the weekend in a few minutes. michelle: thank you. mood is flat in new england tonight. it stems from a federal appeals court ruling that patriots' quarterback tom brady must serve a four-game suspension for deflategate. during the 2015 a.f.c. championship game, members of the indianapolis colts accused the patriots of using deflated balls. today's ruling reverses the decision of an earlier appeals court ruling. jonathan: well, we are now under 15 hours away from the polls opening in maryland. this afternoon, ohio governor john kasich was in rockville to make a la
voters. elizabeth hur show us how the rest of the candidates spent their day. elizabeth: g.o.p. front-runner donald trump firing back at his republican rivals now teaming up against him. mr. trump: it shows how pathetic they are. elizabeth: calling the new deal collusion and unvailing nickname for kasich. >> one for 41. one race in 41 races. elizabeth: meanwhile the candidates are defending their deal. calling the decision to have cruz step out of oregon and new mexico and kasich bow out of indiana a winning strategy for the party. >> i think what donald trump needs to understand is he can't beat hillary clinton. in the latest poll out of new hampshire, he loses 50-31. elizabeth: the g.o.p. candidates taking a
billionaire charles koch who supported republicans now saying that hillary clinton might make a better president. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican this time around? >> it's possible. it's possible. elizabeth: clinton has 80% of the goal gaits she needs to clinch the -- delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, her focus is shifting to november. >> don't just fly the big jet in and land it and go make a big speech and insult everybody you can think of. elizabeth: for second event in a row clinton made no mention of sanders in her speech. in new york, elizabeth hur, for abc7 news. jonathan: plenty of local races at stake in maryland as well. voters will be casting ballots for u.s. senate as well as all eight of the maryland congressional districts. polls will be open from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. michelle: tune in tomorrow night for a complete wrap-up of the primaries in
pennsylvania, delaware, connecticut, and rhode island. chief political correspondent scott thuman has a primary day special tomorrow night at 9:00 on our sister station, newschannel8. jonathan: always exciting. the battle over a controversial bathroom law is coming to a head in north carolina. michelle: closer look at that. and why this building is coming down in d.c. coming up. >> is it a hole in the ground where somebody started a forerest >> i or is this the result of a meteorite? i'm brad bell in bowie where the town is buzzing about the possibilities. jonathan: but first, they say you have seen them protest. now they want you to see the action plan. we will take you to baltimore a year after the demonstrations about freddie gray began. michelle: a quick programming note before we head to break. starting sunday you can watch "this week with george stephanopoulos" at 9:00 a.m. then at 10:00 stay tuned for "full measure"
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police officer playing with a toy gun at a park in 2014. grand jury declined to charge the officers. michelle: today marks one year since protesters started making their voices heard in baltimore after the death of freddie gray. it was april 25 last year when demonstrators rallied outside of camden yard leaving fans trapped at the ballpark for a while. paul gessler is outside city hall where people are gathering today to call for the city to stand up. paul? paul: the protests last year began with the protests here at city hall. here we are a year later this is a rally for peace. it's a standup be more rally. you can see the organizers are expecting about a thousand people here. here there from the left to the right we are in an empty war memorial plaza here. a couple of hundred people listening to each other speak. a lot
a lot of local mayoral candidates and candidates for baltimore city council. this is also billed as a get out the vote rally in advance of tomorrow's primary in maryland. especially big races in baltimore city. seven cammed dates for mayor -- seven candidates for mayor are listed among the 25 scheduled speakers here as well as u.s. senate candidate donna edwards. organizers were expecting a lot of people. 120 organizations represented from 250 city neighborhoods anticipated. a variety of themes from the speakers so far centered mostly on action. action on the community policing. action on affordable housing. education. employment. social services as well as the on site voter assistance to get questions answered when they hit the polls tomorrow in baltimore city. reporting live, paul gessler. jo
memorial and they are adding names ahead of police week. 33 police officer died in the line of duty this year. that is only one more since this time last year. but 17 of those officers killed in 2016 were killed in shootings. now that is more than twice as many as the year before. amy aubert will have much more on today's tribute at "abc7 news at 6:00". michelle: today marks two years since the state of michigan and the city of flint switched the city's water supply to the flint river. today a michigan legislative committee is hearing testimony from the state department of environmental quality and department of health and human services. in the last two years lead levels spiked in flint's drinking water and several lawsuits have been filed against the government. just last week criminal charges were filed against three people and michigan's attorney general says more charges are coming. jonathan: well, people thought we had a d.c. water problem here today. that's when the geyser started shooting in the air at 17 and c street northeast. good geyser.
aaron french shot the video. he tweeted to the water company but d.c. water says there was no water main break. this is intentional and part of work to replace a valve on a 20-inch main. michelle: all right. now cheng out this video. violent hailstorm in myanmar that brought hail the size of golf balls and it killed eight people this weekend. jonathan: wow! michelle: the hailstorms followed weeks of heatwave temperatures. and moved through five states damaging thousands of buildings. officials from the ministry of social welfare release and resettlement say 7,500 houses were destroyed by the hail. jonathan: in southeast texas, residents there still dealing with damage after funnel clouds ripping through the area over the weekend. cell phone video capturing this cloud that formed over league city. on the other side of the gulf freeway, heavy winds tossing debris outside of a hotel, even ripping a door off the hinges. the national weather service has not declared any tornadoes in the region
still have to investigate. michelle: for the first time in nine years, the flood gates at mansfield dam in austin, texas, are open. the lower colorado river authority opened the gates at 8:00 this morning and they are expected to keep them open until wednesday morning. the spokesman for the river authority say the gates were opened to keep lake travis there rising to unsafe levels. the lake levels are higher than they have been in years. jonathan: it seems a lot of activity but not here. here we have great weather. michelle: a little scary because you feel like okay, when is it our turn? but so far, so good. doug: we're deficient in rainfall. we're dry. we spent 12 days of sunshine. now we have four or five days of the next seven have a chance of rain so maybe we'll make up the deficit. could start tomorrow afternoon. look here at the conditions in woodbridge. this is prince william county. in the day we have had sunshine/clouds, sunshine/clouds throughout the day. this morning, brights blue
it warmed opaquingly after a cool morning. we have only cloudiness but the temperatures are 70's to 80's. 81 in potomac and aspen hill. 75 in columbia heights. 79 in fort washington. eastern two-third of the nation kind of feeling like april/may. if you get farther north and west not so much. 54 in indianapolis. 49 in rapid city. cool weather in the west. as long as we have a setup here with a it cantive cold fronts moving in. some approach from the northwest. some approach from the north. we get into an active pattern. for the day tomorrow, some of the air in the south and the west in the 80's. i will overspread our area. we will see temperatures in the lower 60's tonight. warm up tomorrow with high pressure offshore. clockwise circulation of winds up the western side of the high. it will keep the frontal zone north. as we get through the day we will see a cold front approach. it will come back south of the cold front and between the two we
afternoons. we will see the thunderstorms develop. with that a chance, small chance, at least there is a chance. marginal is the official language in the darkly green shaded area, possibility of heavy to severe thunderstorms. keep an eye or if. best chances will tend to be north and west of the metro area. you can see in the darker green. we will keep an eye on things here for you through the morning and the midday. it should be fine. future cast shows showers that are moving in until 1:00 or 2:00. through the evening hours. scattered showers and storms. a possibility through the late afternoon and the evening hour that a few could be close to severe levels. showers linger to wednesday morning. clear out in the afternoon. temperatures, though, take a big dip after 84 degrees tomorrow. only 64 on wednesday. rain likely time throughout the day on thursday. highs of 62. maybe a shower on friday. 66. saturday we start off great with a weekend. sunshine, clouds, 70. more rain sunday night and monday. rain chances. maybe we will whittle away at the rainfall deficit here.
credit. you said sunday would be a 10. it was an absolute 10 in everybody's book. doug: good deal. michelle: now keep the umbrella handy for the rest of the week. jonathan: five, six. all right. coming up at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- it did come from the sky. or did it? the investigation into what started a maryland brush fire when we come back. kellye: i'm kellye lynn at the takoma park where this student just got back from a dream come true getaway. heifer
michelle: investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a forest fire off of scarlet oak terrace. some think it may have started in space. jonathan: a big mystery right now. maryland bureau chief brad bell went to bowie to find out what is going on. brad: the scorched earth of a bowie park, the morning after a brush fire becomes an unlikely tourist destination. people drawn to see for themselves if this bowie volunteer fire department tweet is true that a streaking meteorite blasted out this crater and started the fire. >> i thought we'd come down here and have a look. see what the impact crater looked like. brad: there certainly was a fire. and it did start in the hole. >> it started on the top and it just slowly spread
brad: in the middle of the woods in white marsh park, a hundred yards off the trail. the hemispheric depression is unusual. on television it is difficult to see how big the hole, the wannabe crater is. so here you go. it is 15 feet in diameter and 4.5-feet deep. a hole, you bet. newly formed crater, the forester has his doubts. >> just given the evidence of the undisturbed leaves around the impact site. no broken branches in the trees. the fact that there are old logs across the pit area. brad: we sent pictures to the smithsonian curator of meteorites who says, "it doesn't look like a meteorite to me. it appears they might have to find alternative explanation." at the bowie fire house they are surprised by the hub pub the fire -- hubbub the fire caused and they are saying no cause is determined. that
hiked the crater with a magnet to look for meteorites. he comes up empty. in bowie, brad bell, abc7 news. michelle: the plot thickens and the mystery continues. the point they made there were no branches broken off in the general area, good indication nothing fell through the sky, crashed down to create that. jonathan: they should go with big foot. michelle: that is a good one. jonathan: little forest fire, making s'mores and got caught. there you go. coming up for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- coast guard to the rescue again. why this mission had a sense of déjà vu. >> in two years' time the administration says this area will become a billion-dollar activity area. i'm mike carter-conneen in southwest washington. coming up, update on the progress to build a new stadium for d.
announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. jonathan: so we are eight games in the season and d.c. united has two victories. today, though, even with that being said, buzzard point is on the map for a reason. they have take an big step forward to win a new place to place as the district broke ground on new soccer stadium here at buzzard point. mike carter-conneen is live in southwest with a bigger idea of the plan for us on this one. they will get a new place t
play better. mike: beautiful day today to play soccer or to work in construction. these guys here just wrapping up their work day. right now we are surrounded by industrial work sites and vacant lots. in a couple of years this area will be transformed into a 20,000-seat soccer stadium. the most expensive in the m.l.s. today it got started with mayor bowser operating the control. this project was first announced by her predecessor mayor gray in 2013. but it took a couple years to work out the deal's details with the d.c. government acquiring the partial of land. the district is covering the horson call cost. demolishing the structure, prepping the site on the ground level. the team will pay for the vertical construction of the $300 million stadium. today mayor bowser and other d.c. leaders celebrated the start of what they call the rethinking and the revitalization of buzzard point. >> there has been talk about developing buzzard
decades. we are finally seeing it happening. >> to be here today is a great feeling. it will get better as we move forward with the process. mike: the mayor said the project will create 1,000 construction and permanent jobs. she touted a labor agreement with a local union she says will guarantee fair wages. just outside the event here today, just on the other side of the fence is small group of protesters gathered. they are neighbors from a nearby public housing community. a few blocks to the north. coming up at 5:00, their demands for the mayor. reporting live in southwest washington, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. michelle: all right. we have been asking for rain and finally we are getting all rain we need. doug: at least we'll make up. we are three and a half inches deficit since the 1st of march. we will pick up rain at time. thunderstorms tomorrow. maybe showers wednesday, thursday, friday, in the end of the week. we have an issue now that just heard that our computer has frozen. so tell you what you do. yo
michelle: i'll go this way. you go that way. doug: see if we can fix it up. in the meantime we'll do a radio play-by-play. they do the football game on the radio and you can't see it and they create pictures. he will do it here. u.s. capitol building ahead. stuff coming down off of it here. the reconstruction. traffic looks calm. so here is our story. we're in a quiet little interlude right now. we will punch up the doppler radar to show you it's clearing out. but by this time tomorrow we'll see showers and the thunderstorms popping north and to the west of the area as a couple of fronts start to converge on the area. southwesterly winds tomorrow will move in 10 to 15 miles per hour. breezy, temperatures in the lower 80s. humidity levels creep up. 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon maybe before we will start to see showers and the thunderstorms north. showers and thunderstorms to the west. we'll track them. storm prediction center norman, oklahoma, placed our area this marginal ris
turning cooler with showers as we get to wednesday morning. most of wednesday is cloudy and cool. thursday could be a rainy day. period of rain in 60's. we will see maybe a shower to friday. saturday is good. we get to sunday. next pattern evolving with the more showers saturday night. late saturday night. and then into sunday again. so maybe in fact we will by the end of the week whittle away at the three-plus inch deficit of rainfall and start turning things green again in the area. that is the latest. back to you. michelle: all right, thank you, doug. new developments in the war on terror. a teenager in australia charged with trying to plan a terror attack. authorities in sydney say the 16-year-old was appearing in today the commemoration to mark the first action fought by the australian and new zealand forces in world war i. security is stepped up throughout sydney. >> unfortunately this is tied with passion we're observing that people are targeted.
targeted an incite to commit an act of the terror. michelle: authorities believe the teen acted alone. they are working closely with the muslim community on the strategies to counter violence extremism. jonathan: in the molenbeek brussels station is back open. memorial put up for people to write messages on the subway station wall in honor of the victims. in all 32 people were killed when suicide bombers targeted the metro station and brussels airport on march 22. belgium remains under the threat level three. which means an attack is still possible. even likely. michelle: flags are flying half staff in maryland to honor an air force seasonal who died in the war on terror. 22-year-old nathaniel henry mcdavid working in southwest asia part of the fight against isis and died after extreme winds caused damage to the building where he was working. mcdavid was from glen burnie. his funeral is held tod
the disappearance of two florida teens two went missing last july. the mother of austin stefanos one of the miss boygs is asking for the state attorney's help with a feud over the teen's phone. his phone was found in the atlantic ocean last month and according to "palm beach post" the teen's father refuses to give investigators consent to search the phone. the teens vanished in a fishing trip. the boat they were traveling in discovered eight months later off the coast of bermuda. >> well, one man's dream of running across the atlantic ocean has come to an end again. beluchi hydro pod was towed back to land yesterday by the coast guard. the second time they have ended his voyage. he was hoping to use his bubble to run on the water from florida to bermuda. but the coast guard did not approve. they also stopped him in 2014. now you see the things that like carnivals and they are fun for a short amount of time. but across an ocean?
coast guard rescuers said look, i don't mean to burst your bubble but enough of the nonsense. we are not coming back to get you. michelle: if he gets in trouble it takes up resources. jonathan: right. pursuit of a dream can sometimes be interrupted by challenges and disappointments. in today's "spotlight on education" kellye lynn shows us how a walt disney world getaway is giving the students the motivation they need to keep striving despite the obstacles. kellye: in her final year in takoma park, 17-year-old is focused an goal since elementary school. >> my dream is to become a pediatric oncologist. >> she always wants to be the best. she is always striving to be on top of the class. >> e is in a national scholar society. if you open her school yearbook you will see she plays basketball, individual, and is a cheerleader -- volleyball and is a cheerleader. her determination to achieve is partly fuel by pain.
few years ago. >> he couldn't finish. i have to finish and make it big to live through him. kellye: making it big despite adversity is what the disney dreamers academy is all about. 100 students selected from around the country fur a four-day all-expenses paid trip walt disney world. >> they discover the possibilities of their dream and a full range of the interactive career sessions. >> students attend workshop, interact with professionals in a variety of fields as well as the celebrities like comedian steve harvey. she plans to attend the university of maryland college park in the fall says the disney dreamers experience last month made her feel even better about what is ahead. >> more confident in making my future be exactly what i want it to be. kellye: in takoma park, kellye lynn, abc7 news. michelle: great program. great way to get those kids thinking about their career paths. jonathan
to motivate young people like that, good stuff. michelle: we're for it. a with kelly rippa. she is scheduled to be back on "live" tomorrow morning. she hasn't been on the show since wednesday, a day after the co-host michael strahan announced he was leaving the talk show. producers say she was scheduled to be off for all those days. you can watch "live" tomorrow morning at 9:00 on abc7. jonathan: really? coming up next for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- world leaders current and future and a bathrobe. what it all means when you go shopping online. michelle: a little later, an alert policeman makes a life-saving observation. find out what he saw before it even happened.
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michelle: back with a look at penguins. this is world penguin day to mark the flight of the flightless birds annual migration north. very cute. we have no problem with the black-and-white birds this week the penguins, we are not big fans of those. capitals will face the pittsburgh penguins in the second round of the nhl playoffs. the schedule isn't out yet
but our web team, yeah, they had some fun with the tweet today. we will let you know as soon as we hear about the schedule. so you can rock the red. jonathan: already rocking the red. gorgeous. tomorrow we learn the name of the two eaglets at the national arboretum. look at mr. president and the first lady. that is the nest. that is the -- they are never home. mom and dad are gone all the time. michelle: they are old enough to leave the kids at home. jonathan: i'm calling c.p.s. these little guys in the nest are starting to get the colors. they are started to grow. check out the the lon -- t aelons. huge already. we'll know the names soon. choices are stars and stripes. freedom and liberty. anacostia and potomac. honor and glory. cherry and blossom. those are the choices we had. we'll let you know the winners as soon as we find out. that is expected to happen tomorrow. michelle: all good options. can't go wrong. prince george is in line to be the king of england once he
grows up. at the age of 2 he is already becoming a style icon. we showed you picture last week of the tiny tot meeting president obama in a bathrobe. the company that makes the personalized robes, yep, you guessed it. are all sold out. my first years says it is accepting preorders, that is the name of the company, "my first years." they are accepting preorders once it gets them back in stock. that all it takes a picture to go viral and every parent wants them. i don't know if kids care. jonathan: if you're a prince, all it takes. looks fluffy and soft. michelle: i'd like one. jonathan: i'm not a robe guy. but if i was that looks like a good one. coming up for us at 4:00 -- >> thank you for helping us for adoption. jonathan: how little boy is asking others to help him find a place to call home. michelle: first, pushing to repeal. the call to rethink north carolina's controversial bathroom bill.
state residents to learn all they can about the spread of the virus. it's carried by mosquitoes and it can be linked to birth defects and may be a contributing factor in developing gianbar syndrome. michelle: group of lawmakers are taking the first step toward trying to repeal north carolina so-called "bathroom bill." the democrats call the new restrictions discriminatory against the transgender community. reporter: protesters make clear the battle over north carolina so-called "bathroom" bill is not over. >> this bill advocates hate. reporter: opponents gather at the state house where lawmakers return today delivering boxes of petition signatures to the governor who signed the law that curtails protections against job discrimination for lgbt peoe and forces transgender people to use the bathroom of their gender at birth.
go go into the men's restroom. it doesn't make sense. michelle: they will try to repeal the law and say the economic consequences. dozens of companies boycotting and the nba considering moving next year's all-star game from the state will force the republican colleagues to reconsider. >> governor mccrory, speaker moore and senator berger will be in a position they must repeal house bill two in the short session. reporter: but the republicans are getting their own show of support at another rally insisting that the new law will stand and the controversy will not distract them. >> the the republicans will go in with the laser-like focus, focus on continuing to get the economy growing by responsible budgeting. forming the tax code. reporter: democrats may have a hard time repealing the law given the republican state controlled legislature but hope some will bow to pressure in
election year. in northwest, abc7 news. jonathan: there is also new information to tell you about today after police say that this man here stole a jar for the family of a slain virginia state police trooper. officers in york county say they arrested 25-year-old tyree burrell over the weekend. accused of taking the jar from the 7-eleven near york town. the money inside was meant for troop dermeyer's family who was shot to death in richmond last month. michelle: plenty of kids set up lemonade stands to try to make money. in missouri a 9-year-old is hoping it helps him land a family of his own. tristan jacobson is selling lemonade to help pay for his adoption. the third grader has been in the custody of a foster family since he was 5. but he is hoping to raise the money to stay with them for good. >> because she has better -- she is responsible taking care of
i think she is going to be a great mother. >> he is already a part of our family. in mine and my husband hearts, that is our son. michelle: between the lemonade stand on friday and a yard sale over the weekend, tristan raised $7,100. there is also an adoption fund online that is raced another $6,900. the daviss say there just aren't enough words for them to say thank you to everyone who is helping to make their family whole. incredible. what a task for a young person to have to take on. jonathan: no kidding. the initiative, too. you hope he finds what he has been looking for. working toward. michelle: for sure. "7 on your side" now with a consumer alert. as gas prices rise again. according to a.a.a., gallon of unleaded is up $2.13, that is three cents in the past week. 11 cents in the last month. we are paying an average of $2.12 a gallon in the d.c. area. jonathan: exactly one year after the nepal
country's prime minister announcing the beginning of reconstruction on key heritage sites. the prime minister made the announcement at the 17th century temple. which was damaged in the earthquake. along with 600 other historic structures. the 7.8 magnitude quake killed 9,000 people that day. horrible quake. michelle: huge disaster now was avoided in china after an officer noticed a sinkhole opening up in the middle of the traffic. you see where he is putting the cones out there. now he set them up to alert drivers and pedestrians just before the road fell in. right before your eyes. fortunately no one was hurt. the chinese authorities are investigating the cause. jonathan: turn the attention now. it is monday. so after we are looking ahead to the weekend weather . >> it's never too soon here. steve: a lot to get to between now an then. we need the rain. we will see a little rough weather in our neck of the woods tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow eve
again on wednesday and thursday. jonathan: we need it, though. we need the rain. steve: that is the good news. take a look outside. we have partly cloudy skies. a little peek of sunshine. temperatures are 77 degrees at reagan national airport. looking at the temperatures. wow! i love this. 83 degrees in culpeper. 84 in fredericksburg. a little cool every, make it a lot cooler -- a little cooler, make it a lot cooler in annapolis. southerly winds keeping them to 67 degrees right now. satellite and radar. they are the clouds. peeks of sunshine. winds out of the south will keep us dry as we move through the overnight hours. we will look for the temperatures to fall between 58 to 65 degrees. partly cloudy skies. winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10. for tomorrow, keep an umbrella handy. especially later in the day and into the evening hours. temperatures will eventually make it into the middle 80's before a cold front moves through. then we have maryland day with the temperatures around 70 degrees. that is on friday.
weekend saturday. around 70 degrees. mix of sun and clouds. we may see a few showers on sunday with the temperatures around 68 degrees. that is going to check as my voice goes out. check of traffic with eric smith. eric: thank you, steve. it's tough ride in a few spots with the capital beltway both ways at river road in maryland. looking pretty slow. you are slow between the spot and the 270 spur to georgetown pike in virginia. through the trees you can see the inner loop delay, which is the really tough ride here. so both ways on the beltway looking tough. this stretch georgetown pike and the 270 spur is really tough at this time. 95 looking for a crash here on the camera springfield parkway. southbound. moved to the shoulder adding to delays on 3795 south. also looking at 95 south at 123. very tough ride there. 95 northbound out of triangle. look
still blocked for the crash to avoid that entrance ramp as well. that is all from the news channel 7 traffic desk. back to you. jonathan: thank you. coming up for us at 4:00 -- pulling at your heart strings. details of a scam so you don't waste your money. michelle: coming up at 6:00, strategizing against donald trump. john kasich and ted cruz say they have a plan. will it work? chief political correspondent scott thuman joins us to break it down. new
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the country. leaders want you to know about it. st. joseph orphanage is taking care of troubled children for 200 years. little has changed here over the decades where jesus words "suffer the little children" welcome visitors. but something strange has been happening lately. >> we started to receive interesting messages through our contact us feature on the websitement people saying they either had made a donation or they were inquiring about making a donation. john: communication manager brittany carden is getting dozens of e-mails asking if she is asking for money to get in god's good graces. >> this thing is running from texas to california to florida to georgia. john: the only problem the orphanage is not asking for money. the twitter and the facebook posts the orphanage has nothing to do with them. >> we want people to know we are in no way affiliated with the group using our name as well as the names of ministries. john: the scammers are slick.
twitter handles. they are using the name of real ministers across the country. >> they start message people who follow the ministers claiming to be them. john: worst it asking people to wire money via untraceable money gram. the only thing certain the children here are not benefiting from the money that well-meaning people are sending. most orphanage do accept donations. call one if you want to help but they are not tweeting or facebooking the church goers and would never ask anyone to wire cash. i'm john matarese, abc7 news. leon: tonight -- >> we will thoroughly investigate and look into the matters. leon: days after the death of a local firefighter a promise from the chief to find out if there are bullies within the ranks. an odd tweet brings sky watchers to the area of a brush fire. >> thought we'd have a look. leon: was it fire from the sky? and who knew bed
favorite colors? the ones they are attracted to d the ones that could keep them away. announcer: now "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. leon: fairfax county fire chief is promising a thorough investigation into a firefighter's suicide. this is after abc7 first reported that nicole mittendorff may have been a victim of online bullying. the community meanwhile preparing to honor mittendorff's life. northern virginia chief jeff goldberg is live in tysons corner. tell us what did the chief have to say to you? jeff: well, leon, the virginia state police is investigating this case. chief richard bower says that investigation will certainly reveal plenty of facts and could reveal whether or not bullying played any part in nicole mittendorff's suicide. meanwhile in tysons corner, the white strips in between the windows at the silver line center. tonight will be lit up red for nicole mittendorff honoring her service to
as the fairfax county fire department copes with the heart-breaking loss of nicole mittendorff; chief richard bower says he is focused on her family and his troops. >> we won't allow our men and women and the family to grieve -- we want to allow our men and women and the family to grieve this week. jeff: but he is launching investigation into the bullying of nicole mittendorff whose body was found last thursday in shenandoah national park after she committed suicide. online message boards reveal posts that mittendorff's name was used in a negative manner. some of the posts purported to be written by members of the fairfax county fire department. none of him gave his or her name. >> if there is any nexus with any type of bullying, which i have zero tolerance for, i will address that and eradicate that completely. >> inside mittendorff's mini cooper they discovered a suicide note. details are unknown. mittendorff 31 had