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he memorial day special edition mattress with sleepiq technology. know better sleep. only at a sleep number store. kimberly: did you get caught in the rain today? look how dramatic it is in ocean city. not the best day to be at the beach, but even a rainy day at the beach beats anywhere else. those almost like they can produce tornadoes. josh: i think just the way the sunlight was hitting them. there were some shelf clouds on the beach as well. the wet weather is predominantly over, we have one shower close
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tonight. the only issue is the chilly temperatures, 47 overnight, 61 and windy tomorrow. i can the mid 60's monday, close to average this time of year -- back into the mid-60's monday, closer to average for this time of year. have the windbreaker tomorrow. kimberly: i'm breaking out the sweatpants and sweatshirt area please don'
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i hope i get on my flight. reporter: nobody likes standing in line, but if you're headed to the airport this summer, this could be your future. >> take your shoes off, your belt off. >> it's a nightmare. already across the country, security wait times are extending past half an hour, sometimes three. at midway airport in chicago, the line is a quarter-mile long. >> you hear horror stories about people missing their flights. agents,: not enough tsa down six thousand screeners nationwide. agency and homeland security are aware of the situation. >> obviously, waiting three hours for what is a 90 minute flight is not acceptable or a good thing. top officials say there is a 10 point plan to shorten the line short-term. that 750 new officers on the job next month and more k- u
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they are asking airlines to cut the number of carry on bags which have to be screened and more overtime pay to keep officers working. >> everybody has to make plans. >> it took three hours. we hope that's enough. wouldn't it be nice if your speed camera tickets were just taken care of? for most of us, that is a fantasy, but not if you are a montgomery county police officer. i teamen on your side investigation found that giving years beat camera fines were dismissed if you were a montgomery county police officer. chris papst has this exclusive report. chris: like many drivers, lewis hates getting speed camera tickets. >> i don't entirely trust the system. chris: at a recent traffic court hearing in montgomery county, it only furthered his skepticism. >> not guilty. chris: he wa
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with violations from four police officers get quickly dismissed. the officers were not in court . at the time of the tickets, they admitted they were not on call. we obtain the court audio. >> we don't have an argument they were working were on duty. >> any response? >> i would confirm they were on duty but not on calls. >> court marks the file dismissed. hearings took one minute, 48 seconds. >> is rigged. it was very obvious that the system was being circumvented. how many other times is this happening? chris: we wondered the same thing and we dug in and requested every speed camera case in montgomery county since january 2013. we checked thousands of names and found 138 police officers who got 151
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every one of those tickets was either dismissed or reduced. in all, nearly $5,000 in fines were waived. what remained was paid by the officers. >> more officers pay their tickets then go to court. chris: he runs montgomery county 's traffic division. would officers get caught speeding, he issues the ticket. what happens after that is out of his control. >> fair or not, it is our system. chris: have you heard of this happening before? >> this is the first time. >> i think it sends a bad message. chris: in frederick county, maryland, but saw officers says when his officers get speeding tickets he expect them to pay in full. the same old true for other departments we contacted. montgomery county officers are the only ones who regularly fight tickets. >> we are setting the example. we are not above the law. >>
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think i'm being treated unfairly. it makes me not want to trust the system. chris: do you see why this would make people mad? >> yes. chris: the voice in court is the attorney for the county police union. he will represent any officer who gets a ticket. >> officers put their lives on the line every day. there in the car, 8, 10 hours per day. we feel very strongly they should not be ticketed when they are protecting citizens. chris: is it a valid argument? >> no, and as an agency we hold our officers accountable. chris: the captain went on to say this issue is not with the police department but rather with the judges who rule in favor of the speeding officers. we reach out to all 12 judges in the district court who hear the speed camera cases, but none of them were willing to talk with us. chris papst, abc 7 news. kimber
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motor vehicles has a new warning about these targeting drivers in the district. withmers receive an e-mail a notice of overdue parking violations in the subject line. they are asked to pay past-due fines or their cars could be impounded it says. it contains a link to a website where experts say hackers can grab your personal information. the marylandt -- moving company accused of holding customers' possessions hostage. what happened when i tracked down the secret storage facility. plus, a major concert coming to d.c. ticketmaster revealing how to get the best tickets for the big-name shows. ndy and cold tomorrow. forecast coming up. make your day supreme with dunkin's new bacon supreme omelet breakfast sandwich, loaded with peppers, onions, and potatoes
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sip into summertime with dunkin's frozen coolatta. freeze up the flavors of summer with a blue raspberry or any other small frozen coolatta, for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. approximately 10,000 people asked the attorney general of maryland to help fight act against fraud every year. -- fight back against fraud every year. next case,ed this telling me it is one of the most outrageous examples of consumer abuse he has ever seen. >> hold on, wait a minute. phone videois cell captures an int
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with employees from the best offer moving company. the panicked voice belongs to carla. >> i was like they have to be crazy. kimberly: this is a single mom. is a8-year-old daughter deaf-mute with cerebral palsy. together they needed to move to one apartment 10 miles down the road. she found movers online who made 48. best officer, just $3 after her stuff was on the truck, the price tripled to more than $1000. everything they owned was on the truck. >> are clothing, medicine, orthotics, hearing aids. kimberly: when she said she cannot pay -- all my drove off with belongings, and it was 30 degrees outside and we had nothing. nothing. kimberly: bait and switch? >> total bait and switch. it is illegal. kimberly: normally
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would have to hire an attorney to get their goods back. in this case, no less than the attorney general of maryland filed suit on behalf of the family. >> a family that is not well-to-do. you have to do something. kimberly: the attorney general got an injunction from the court to get there belongings back. and he wants us to offer moving to pay restitution harmed by their alleged unfair and deceptive practices. 7 on your side try to track down the company owner. the address on darnstown road led to the ups store. >> that's their mailbox. kimberly: we tried to reach him at home. instead, an attorney for best offer moving told 7 on your side , "in the moving business, people underestimate significantly with a half this often leads to misunderstandings on price
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hold goods hostage and that allegations of quarter consumers one price and demanding additional calls are blatantly false. >> 7 on your side. foundly: 7 on your side other customers who complained all mind about hidden fees, being charged double, even triple the original quote. >> i did not expect to be ripped off the way i was. quotedy: this woman was $75 per hour, expecting 600 total, but at the loading dock over her new apartment, the bill was $2000. >> they don't warn you, they don't tell you, and then they threaten you. it was terrifying. kimberly: had she not paid on the spot come her furniture might have been stored here, the same place the company took lucas's furniture. how long did they hold onto your stuff? >> one month. kimberly: the attorney said once he was made aware he
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legally keep their goods come she was allowed to get them, but i'll that confrontation, where two investigators from the attorney general's office cap apiece. a new moving company was hired so they can finally get into their home. >> it's ok. kimberly: the attorney general's case against best offer moving moves to a court hearing june 2. 7 on your side will let you know what happens then. first look -- our inside of the smithsonian's new african-american museum for stops amazing artifacts will be on display.
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kimberly: if you have been on the national mall recently, you are probably wondering the same thing. four months until the opening of the african-american museum of history and culture. there was a sneak peek to the media thursday, pointing out highlights of the building. more than half of which is underground. about 75% of the items will be on display and are already in place, including a 1944 by plane that was the first airplane used for turning flights by the tuskegee airmen. object was an incredible that tells an historical
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in some ways come in embodies the very significance of the museum, this african-american history can touch all of us, no matter who we are. kimberly: the museum opens to the public september 24. the acclaimed broadway musical "hamilton" is coming to washington. the kennedy center says the show will be at the upper house from a june until mid december of 2018. that's a long run. 14 weeks. the pulitzern prize for drama and has been nominated for a record-breaking 16 tony awards. i cannot even imagine the price of those tickets. i think that will be out of my reach. josh: that is so creative, how you take something from that time period and turn it into a musical. kimberly:
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still talking about it. -- i have a friend who saw it in new york and she is still talking about it. up -- we's soak this hit 76 today. do not feel like it because of the rain, but the temperatures were very close to normal for this time of year. tomorrow is a different story. 75 is about normal, the overnight low 56. keep that in mind as we go through the forecast. 56 degrees the wind chill right now indecent -- in d.c. cumberland,n, 46 most of us in the low to mid 50's. the wind gust with the occasional stronger breeze, about 23 miles per hour winchester, 28 at reagan national, so breezy overnight. tomorrow even more so. not a lot going on, isolated shower working its
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front royal, but that is about it. areaszoom out, talk about into canada. the air mass moving our way is making a nosedive towards us from closer to the arctic. we will not get this purple color, but the deep blue, this air has been making its way to the south, thanks to the cold front right here. putting this in motion, the deep blue color hangs out with us all day tomorrow, sticking around monday. that allows our temperatures to drop into the 40's and 50's. factoring in the wind, getting into the 60's, not going to feel like it or to the sticks around sunday and monday, then we rebound. notice tomorrow we start out with sunshine, the cloud cover pops up through the day. then a slim chance of an isolated shower. i think a lot more showing up on futurecast then we will aua
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pennsylvania and further to the west. see the pink color and the blue? a chance they will pick up theflakes and some sleet in mountains. closer to home, 7:00 a.m. come in the 40's, chilly, feeling cooler. 60 at 3 p.m. if you have plans to get to the golf course, make sure that you keep in mind that it is cool. 66 degrees monday, more sunshine tuesday, then a chance hanging tuesdayf rainfall stop is more of the umbrella and rain jacket type of day. kimberly: and who is not looking forward to more sunshine? josh: these little doses are not quite enough. kimberly: summer concerts season is ramping up. make your day supreme with dunkin's new bacon supreme omelet breakfast sandwich,
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sip into summertime with dunkin's frozen coolatta. freeze up the flavors of summer with a blue raspberry or any other small frozen coolatta, for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. kimberly: some major concerts are coming to town this season, but anyone who has ever order tickets knows the disappointment f getting squeezed out online. worse holmes has the secrets to getting good seats. when garth brooks announced his 2016 world tour, they knew they had to be there. >> we saw him together, 1997. horace:
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ticketmaster started selling seats online, they clicked on best seats available. >> ticketmaster, were a your dreams go to die. but then you lose your place in the imaginary line. horace: she opened more browsers, nothing. >> i went to the mobile, text messaging him. she lashed out on twitter, along with other frustrated fans who could not get through. >> the playing field is not level. horace: the new york attorney general released a scathing report, a three-year investigation revealing most concert tickets are held back for insiders. less than half of the tickets are made available to the general public. ticketmaster says there is a way to win and offers tips. use the ticketmaster website, but don't use wi-fi, it will slow you down. also try the ticketmaster app.
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clubs and critical companies. and use more than one computer, but only one browser on each device. >> magically i finally got through on my phone. horace: an hour later they got seats behind the stage. but then they tried again, hoping for better seats. >> it makes no sense an hour after tickets are released we were able to get on his second night floor seats. horace: they paid for four tickets and resold two. >> it's difficult when you just want to go for the music. kimberly: some great tips.
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