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coming to a restaurant here for a late/early if you will breakfast. they never made it inside to a table. >> i don't know. >> we spoke with her and her lawyer today. she and her fiance and another couple were entering the bistro from a restaurant in georgetown. two men were leaving. one of them groped her. when her fiance protested -- >> i'm russian k.g.b. and we will kill you. >> she says they were attacked. >> i got thrown to the floor. >> she and her fiance ended up in an ambulance to georgetown hospital where she had a concussion and other injuries. the police managed to catch one of the men and they plan to charge them with aggravated assault but never happened. >> two thugs grope her. threaten to kill. sam: the attorney says the police told him the
more evidence to independent witness or video. >> if somebody would have told her, hey, you are about to be assaulted maybe she could ask her friend to be video it. is that the new standard in thissy -- in this city for arrest? sam: she has medical bills. she has quit her job. emotional wreck. afraid to go out. >> who is the next victim who this could happen. god forbid i run into them. i don't know. >> what do authorities have to say about this? you police know who the men are. today, the spokesman for the metropolitan police department says we have presented an arrest warrant. the u.s. attorney's office and they decline the warrant. the u.s. attorney's office declined to comment in this case. they have to appeal to chief lanier to do something about this.
>> now breaking news in the freddie gray case. sergeant alicia white and officer porter are suing the boltmore attorney -- baltimore attorney wolfgang amadeus marilr invasion of privacy. the officers claim that mosby knew the charges were false. they are facing involuntary manslaughter charges. porter is awaiting a new trial after the first ended in a hung jury. alison: 11 states are suing the obama administration over treatment of transgender students and accuse the administration of overstepping bounds when i sent letters to school districts around the country. the directive not legally binding is they should have them use bathrooms in response to gender identity. leon: threatening to withhold funding from metro
governor feel safe while he is on board. this comes on the same day that the bethesda station saw not one but two power outages in the rush hour. diane cho has more details. diane: the governor says he wants to make sure he has the safest rail system in the world. he doesn't have confidence in that. during the appearance on "ask the governor" terry mcauliffe signed an executive directive to create safety commission working in partnership with maryland and the district. >> we are serious about this. the governor added if the safety protocols aren't met the state plans to withhold funding from metro. >> i want accountability and people taking responsibility for the action. >> they have temporary oversight of
after the tristate oversight committee was in ineffective. riders are on board with it. >> governor mcauliffe's directive instructs the virginia department of rail and public transportation to take several states until the commission is operational. would be includes reviewing all accident investigation. he doesn't agree with the announcement to withhold funding.
leon: breaking news out of northwest. in the last ten minutes power have been restored to thousands of customers. kellye lynn is live on the scene in mobile track 7. what have you learned? kellye: take a look here. this is a closeup shot of this car that caught on fire. in the midst of all that was happening. it's our understanding that a line was down farther down the street and in the 5900 of arthur macarthur boulevard. this car caught fire and the names heard a boom. they saw debris on therca. the traffic is being diverted. reporting live from mobiletrak7, kellye lynn, abc7 ws
power went out in much of downtown seattle, too. that blackout lasted an hour. seattle city light says some equipment failed at a substation leaving buildings and intersections in the dark. the power is back on. leon: keeping a close eye on developing story after an independent audit of hillary clinton private e-mails as secretary of state. scott thuman is here with a look at the report. the officers said they would not have approved it. hindsight is 20/20 and it's easy to say those things after you see the damage po
statement so far. because e-mail is more prevalent now this is different than what colin powell did. not using the state department e-mails. this is safe to say this is not solely hillary's problem. the state department is saying we have a process in place and it has been ignored and inconsistent over the years. leon: is there a penalty that will go with the finding? >> the f.b.i. investigation is lingering. we don't know that this will play a role in their finding be they will look at what the inspector general found in this audit. leon: thank you. alison: okay. a
notes here. police chief in anaheim california. protest like those in new mexico will not be tolerated. chief said peaceful demonstrations are welcome. but violence is not. donald trump just wrapped up an event in anaheim. last night several anti-trump protesters clashed with the police. the nominee called the protesters thugs with mexican flags. the president hosted a town hall and one of the last exchanges was with an aspiring rapper. >> give me a rap. see what you got. do you need a beat?
others hope to land internships. kellye lynn has a look at how a new program putting students to work in the spotlight on education. kellye: the library at columbia heights education campus transformed to a jobs fair. students came with a purpose in mind. >> we are here to interview for the internship over the summer. >> it offers five paid internships with a range of employers from the washington nationals to the white house. >> it's amazing for the young people to have the paid internship in the 11th grade year. it will help them in 12th grade. >> the participating students are enrolled in the national academy foundation career academy at d.c. public school. the curriculum prepared them for the special
>> how to present yourself in public. we are learning how to interview. >> before 17-year-old does that he needs to secure the first job. >> this is going great. good question. attitude that i gave. and i think it's going really well. >> the kids have so many big dreams. i ask them question what is do you want to be? i want to own a hotel. one of them even told me today. that is great. we are here to support them. kellye: putting them on what could be the future career paths. in northwest, kellye lynn, abc7 news. leon: students are also trying to win championships as well. today was the be
at national harbor. 285 young spellers coming from all across the country competing including 12 from here in our region. the first three rounds held today. champion will be crowned tomorrow. alison: feel the stress from here. as we count down to memorial day find out what could take a toll on your wallet if you're traveling this summer. brad: i'm brad bell with great news about the chesapeake crab population. somebody has to do it. leon: poor guy. a day after this tornado here in the midwest we look at the risk for more storms today. alison: as we head to break check out the newest lava flow. the experts say the volcano has been leaking since 1983. but they don't expect it to pose immediate threat. we'll
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alison: in acin his the second day in a row they performed as the commissioning week. brad bell is there with another tradition. brad: we have been talk about the crabs rebounding. nobody wanted to talk about it since weather is so bad. it's gorgeous. yes, there is really good news about the crab population this year. >> a dozen crabs. the sun shining and seat by the bay. >> perfect americana. it doesn't get better than this.
there may be a lot of them. scientists estimate 553 million and 35% more than last year. which was 38% more than the year before. >> there are a few reasons. >> the habitat is looking good. the science base management of the fishery is kicking in. >> that should mean lower price for the lower crab. but all the rain slowed the harvest. joe went to work at 3:30 a.m. today. >> i ended up catching 15 crabs. brad: at mike crab's house all the crabs are shipped in from texas and louisiana but in a few weeks abundance of the
>> it's delicious and awesome. i don't know how better to sum it up than that. brad: well, this is a beautiful crab they served me here. they have big crabs. but with regard to the price, it has not started to drop. $75 a dozen for the large crabs here. it should start coming down in the next couple of weeks. brad bell, abc7 news. leon: okay. learn something new every day. alison: yeah! a dozen. brad: my father came back from above, from heaven for one minute and saw $75 a dozen. right back up he would go. he would go over again! alison: wow! doug: it will come down. it's the way it is. >> are they worth it? brad: yeah. when i was a kid you could buy, in the late '50's get bushel of crabs for $18. good crabs. big ones. alison: changed. brad: it's worth it. get into it. the weekend is getting closer, closer, closer.
probably getting more genuine. you got a lot of things playing this weekend. start off with this. the clear skies. clouds to the west. that is where the leading edge with more moist air is. tomorrow and friday we will have more humid, warmer weather. it will feel like summer. maybe the afternoon thunderstorms. we are not getting anything like what they are dealing with in the central plains. you saw the video from the huge tornadoes yesterday. show you one more from kansas. there are a couple of storms there now. the video from the chasers is getting so much more dramatic. it looks as though tomorrow conditions will be favorable for much larger outbreak. in the same general area across portion of kansas, oklahoma, and northeast texas. more possibly large damaging tornadoes. just frightening stuff. we are quiet here. i want to jump in the satellite and come back to the east coast. talk about the developing story. a large area of the disturbed weather moving across the atlantic. been there for a while. expected that some
sunday time frame. whether it affects the u.s. and it could. but even without that, the next few days high pressure center to give us better weather. this will force the winds from the southeast. regardless of whatever storm system will develop the winds increase. that will bring us clouds and more chances for showers and thunderstorms. interesting pattern. saturday is gorgeous. 72. increasing clouds sunday. 71. decent beach day. maybe shower late at night. at the moment it's gorgeous. anybody on the course? why not? perfect day o
86 at reagan national airport. the humidity level will creep up tomorrow to make it feel like summer. 84 in frederick. 86 in baltimore. mostly sunny and warm. the sun down 8:23. we head through the overnight hours and 59 to 66. clear skies and light winds. tomorrow and for the next couple of days we see winds coming out from the south. high pressure sits offshore. increasing chances of the late day showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. on friday afternoon and the everything. temperatures mid-to-upper 80's. seven-day forecast with the temperatures that are warm and turning cooler over the weekend. the weekend weather change here. possibility of showers through late in the weekend. enjoy tomorrow
to look at the weekend. leon: enjoy the crabs. i never saw them growing up. if you saw a crab in akron you better run. something is going on. may is all about giving hope to people battling lung cancer. alison: when we come back we catch with our own survivor. former anchor and reporter greta cruz. four years after the diagnosis and find out what she says kept her going. leon: first, a look at what is coming up tonight on abc7 -- alison: happy birthday to maryland governor larry hogan. celebrating his 60th today. /
chemo there is no evidence of the disease in her body. she knows she is defying the odds. five-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 17%. thanks to all the new treatments and the options like immunotherapy. it's improving. a lot helped her get through the journey, eating healthy, exercise, getting stress out of her life and her two children. >> i can't say enough good things about them. they have really been there for me. i'm so proud of them. it's not easy for them. i think having good treatment, good doctors, being active. i think really the bottom line is what gets me through is i rely on, i really rely on god and chocolate. it will get you through every time. leon: that is our girl. alison: she want
know gone are the days where a stir owe typical lung cancer patient is an old man smoking a cigarette. she says that 60% of new lung cancer patients diagnosed this year will be nonsmokers. this is what is stunning. nonsmoking women. three times more likely to get lung cancer than men. a bill introduced last week to look into why that is. whether it's hormones, genetics. they don't know. but it's really alarming. leon: that is interesting. we were shocked when we found she was dealing with it because we know she was not a smoker. alison: genetically, she lost her sister to lung cancer so it was a genetic component there. on a chemo holiday right now. she has stopped taking chemo. she may resume it down the road but says she feels fantastic. leon: she lost the cancer but she didn't lose her hair. she will never lose the hair. alison: she looks beautiful. leon: love you. all right. coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- getting out of a ticket by never getting one in the first place. how about
leon: ready for the holiday? planes, trains, automobiles will be crowded adding up to a million people getting out of town for memorial day weekend. transportation reporter brianne carter is live now. just over the chesapeake bay bridge where they are getting ready for the rush. hey, brianne? brianne: looking good so far over the bridge. if you are going to be doing this, getting behind the wheel, know that you will not be alone. that is because according to triple-a the volume of the people behind the wheel on the roads will be the highest since 2005. waiting for the holiday get-away? prepare for
congestion. the number of the people on the road will be the highest in a decade. >> get in to wilmington by wednesday night. brianne: in the d.c. area alone nearly a million people are planning to get out of town for the unofficial kickoff to summer. nearly 90% of those folks will drive. if you add if drivers from around maryland and virginia the number will jump to $2.6 million. >> whatever piece of the real estate you plan to claim on the highway, you will have plenty of company. that speaks to the price of gasoline. >> this year drivers are paying 37 cents less a gallon. compared to last year. according to apple-a the worst -- tri
time to start the trip is wednesday night and again thursday evening. some say they plan to stay put to avoid the traffic altogether. >> i don't feel that traveling the much. especially in the car getting hot. brianne: if you are headed out of town, when should you come back? make sure you come late sunday night or before 11:00 a.m. on monday. regardless to remember all the people traveling on the different days to head out of town are joining you to come back. brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: thanks. as she mentioned gas prices are now at the lowest level in 11 years. more specifically we are theying -- we are paying $2.28. it's still down of 40 cents or so from this day last year. you can find the best places to fill up by checking wjla.com. alison: right now at wjla.com, today instapoll is asking about your
so just go there to vote. wjla.com/votenow. are you planning to travel? are you going by plane, train, automobile? you can cast your vote at the bottom of the screen. the results will change live on the air. if you plan to drive, sign up for the text alerts before you go to find out about congestion on your path. leon: getting there may not be the most expensive part of traveling around this summer. according to orbitz, hotel prices are up 17% from this time last year. experts believe that at the price of traveling goes down the gas prices and the air fare fall. more people book driving up demand. that drivers up prices at the hotel. be careful. spend wisely. puppies. they can be adorable and the perfect new addition to the family. alison: maybe you are looking to adopt a new puppy.
attention to a warning tonight from "7 on your side." leon: troubleshooter horace holmes has a warning about online breeders promising puppies and delivering problems. >> the better business bureau tell us the companies are targeting consumers in the area. they post pictures of the puppies, get you to put a down payment down and then this is what happened to a viewer. >> i was determined to get my $250 back. >> the problems continued after she spent the $250. we tell you how
broken puppy promises. i'm horace holmes. leon: coming up at 5:00 -- >> saved my life. >> how they tackle challenges on and off the field. alison: we give you a chance to see your vote count on the instapoll. wjla.com/votenow. keep watching. leon: coming unit tonight at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- a woman buys a home to discover family of fox living
what happens when an all-encompassing brain scan is followed up with an all-embracing hug? what happens when the world's latest surgical technology is combined with caring for the world's newest mother? what happens when you match cutting-edge clinical trials with a gentle touch? you get extraordinary medicine and remarkable care. novant health and uva health system are proudly partnering to bring better care to every patient. leon: for 25 years they provided residents in ward five a safe haven to offer them hot meal
and a sports league. research reveals that it's good for their mental health so that makes beacon house this week's "harris' hero." >> biggest market in country. >> that is 25 years ago. they founded beacon house. they provide after-school support to hundreds of youngsters in the community. many of them involved the award winning football program. >> give them something positive to do. >> keeping the young athlete physically fit. they found it is teaching them resilience. >> building resilience, they think this is a temporary obstacle.
>> it gives them a foundation for achievement later in life. >> coaches that lack the mentors is a big part of the program. melvin ward says that the beacon house saved his life. now he is paying it forward. >> they always do the right thing. regardless of the circumstances. >> making an impact. younger players are learning important life skills. >> work on your own. be focused. get caught up with anybody. follow your own path. >> in school, not acting up. change. >> they are just all around feeling good about themselves and what they might accomplish in their lives. it's incredible to watch. >> the g.w. study found it builds the athlete confidence and the self-ses teem but it -- self-esteem but it reduces depression. i
baseball, softball. way to go. alison: fantastic. coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- the redskin rookie calls it an honor and it came from a fan who attended today's practice. leon: first, picking the right place to avoid getting a parking ticket. the "7 on your side" helps you pick the best spots. alison: we head to break. take a moment to look at this. what happened to the drivers in italy. this happened along the river bank. the cars that fell in were filled
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alison: there is nothing worse than coming to your car and finding a ticket on the dash, right? it happens thousands of time a day. but avoiding the meter maid can be done. joce sterman did the math. looking at thousands of tickets to help you avoid citation. joce: they are the arbiters of enforcement, doling out parking justice a ticket at a time.
maid is lurking. >> by cart or on foot they are beloved by non. feared by all. playing fast and loose with the time left on the meter. >> whatever it is they get you like the minute it expires. >> the ticking clock can be motivation. >> makes me want to hurry up and get out of here. >> or misfortune. >> it has happened again. >> what if there is a way to figure out how to win the parking battle? >> i want to know. that is helpful for the consumer. more power to the people. >> we're empowering you. we crunch the numbers on 200,000 parking tickets handed out last year in alexandria and arlington county. figuring out when you are most likely to get a ticket and where. >> amazing. >> we think so, too. what is stunning is the number of tickets issued. in arlington county in 2015, more than 109,000 parking citations were handed out. the officers burn the midnight oil issuing tickets as lat
as 5:so a.m. if you need another reason to hate hump day, "7 on your side" discovered you are likely to get a windshield greeting on wednesday in arlington. for where tickets are most common, this block of taylor street in ballston had 1600 citation. the strip by northside social in clarendon with number two with 2,000. the number one spot? the lot across from the police station. this lot in 2015 had 4,000 parking tickets. >> what? joce: what about alexandria? the city gave out more than 75,000 parking tickets in 2014. some for as much as $200. >> crazy, actually. too much. joce: thursday were the most common day for ticket drops in alexandria. where you won't get the royal treatment along king street. 500 block in king in old town had a thousand tickets in 2015. two blocks up north an
columbus street had 2,500. >> i think that is a reality of living in a popular area where a lot of people want to come and visit. joce: before you go and fall victim, keep in mind even when "7 on your side" beating the system doesn't take much. >> get out here and try to avoid the ticket. joce: joce sterman, abc7 news. leon: check right now to see how it is shaping up for those on the move. jamie sullivan on traffic watch. jamie: we are starting out in northwest d.c. they are working on the blown transformer. we are hearing the restoration should be here in ten or 15 minutes. there is volume on the freeway. same thing if you are traveling in d.c. this is cool. we have a poll done on wjla.com/votenow. we want to know if you are planning to travel this weeken
boat, train, car? where are you going? airplane? you know what? if you are traveling by car and if you are not traveling anywhere and just staying at home trying to get home is slow. maybe heading to the beach. take a look. the traffic looks great right now crossing the by a bridge. nice time right now to head to the bije. tomorrow, friday, not so much. we'll be here for you. leon: looks good. great right now. alison: we have a lunch box weather today. doug: we do on a beautiful wednesday. sunshine. brian van de graaff got to do it today. alison: who is a big kid by the way. doug: that is absolutely true. brian was at riverdale, maryland, riverdale elementary school for lunchbox weather. inside the school entertaining. brian puts on a floor show. just not a science demonstration. he showed them a special behind the scenes video of how to put weather together and what we do to get it on tv. he had weather experiments that the kids found interesting. he took them outside to enjoy the warm weather and see the storm
the specially outfitted vehicle to take the weather observation. show kids and report the weather from, especially in a big storm. so during the outing today, the abc7 kid cam operated by alex. we have a great weather question. >> how are you table to determine what the weather is ahead of time? doug: great question. how are you able to tell what the weather is like? how far out can you forecast? i'll rephrase it. how far can you forecast accurately? the truthful answer i'm old enough i just tell the truth. probably only three days generally. every now and then we get a weather pattern we are confident out four or five days but generally three days. the farther you forecast, seven, eight, nine, ten days out the less accurate it is. the reasons are many. we rely on computer models and they don't have the best information going into t
back is not much reliable. usually we use surface observation. what is happening on the ground in thee john. satellite and radar. erin: the redskins finished up today. a day for the offense to go up against the defense. a key player was missing. organized team activities are underway for the redskins. in today's session was open to the media. >> how good does it feel to get back here and train again? >> it feels great. put the helmet back on. it feels great. erin: it look like you lost weight. >> i didn't. but put it in the right places. erin: kirk cousins is in the right p
when he is signing a long-term deal. >> i got the questions 47 times this off-season. i appreciate the question. good question. really i think everything i could possibly say on the matter of the contract has already been said. erin: now we got that out of the way, today's session was an opportunity for newcomer josh norman to go up against the redskins talented receiving corps. >> i have seen most of them. not all of them. >> by not all of them, he really means deshawn jackson who is the only player who didn't attend the voluntary o.t.a. >> he will get here. he was here the past few weeks and was able to work with us. he knows what is best for him and what he has to do to be ready this fall. i'm expected for when he does get here and expect to get a lot of work in. erin: after practice we captured a special moment with a redskin fan wearing signed taylor jersey.
former number 36 was asked to sign the jersey. he was reluctant but she insisted saying that taylor would be proud of cravens wearing the old number so he signed it. >> i didn't even want to sign the jersey. a guy like that. means a lot. his jersey and the signature. it's an honor. erin: good kid. alison: very nice. leon: good stuff. erin: solid day. hot, though. hot out there. leon: good! erin: i know. i'm not complaining after all the rain. alison: thank you. still to come here on abc7 news -- gunman hold up a store in montgomery county. leon: look who tries to stop him. a child. we have this story at "abc7 news at 6:00". alison: as we go to break show you this. live pictures out of california as protesters gather outside an appearance by donald trump. this is happening now. we will keep an eye on it and have more information on what
leon: the numbers can't be ignored. more people are dying from prescription drug and hair overdoses in america than in car accidents. now a former maryland police officer is speaking out about this. at one time it was his job to fight drugs but the heroin epidemic changed everything for him. fighting back investigator jennifer donelan has a father's heartbreak. jennifer: former hagerstown police sergeant spent two decades in drug war. then came aaron. >> it's unlike any drug or epidemic i have seen in my career. jennifer: it changed him. >> my view was wrong. jennifer: after it struck the smiling love of his life. >> got in my house. my own daughter got addicted. i couldn't help her. jennifer: her daughter brooke had grown into a beautiful athletic teenager. >> when she was finished with high school that summer she started to take pills.
jennifer: opioid. the cheaper deadly version is heroin. >> she come to me asking me to please help her make it go away. please help her. from a halfway house and dropped her off. a place i wouldn't drop my dog off to. jennifer: brooke continued to relapse. >> i caught her sneaking out. in the front lawn in the fetal position. begging me to shoot her. she couldn't stop using. jennifer: she went back to her dealer's house. >> she did it again. this time she overdoses again they threw her out of the house. jennifer: she got in her car and managed to drive to a church where she used to play basketball. >> on the church parking lot, she crawled in the backseat of her car and died there from heroin. jennifer: brooke was 19. he holds on to his now firm belief. >> for 25 years as a police officer working narcotics and such i feel like i was wrong. i lock
the same state as my daughter. they needed help. jennifer: in washington, jennifer donelan. leon: i'm going to be hosting a town hall discuss tonight on heroin epidemic. it comes your way at 7:00 p.m. on the sister station newschannel8 tonight. you can watch it streamed live at wjla.com. maureen: all -- alison: that ist for 5:00. coming up next at 6:00 -- stunning video from montgomery county tonight. gunmen hold up a store. in the middle of the chaos a brave little boy. try to stop the crooks. could it be a game changer? the race for the white house? what a government report says about hillary clinton and e-mails when she was secretary of state. >> told me just kill him. kill them. >> a woman's dream home turns into a nightmare after she discovered it's overrun with
>> now, "abc7 news at 6:00ment" on your side. leon: up first, e-mail scandal surrounding hillary clinton weighing down her presidential campaign. maureen: today the state department issued a report saying mrs. clinton did not follow department policy while handling e-mails as secretary of state. chief political correspondent scott thuman has more on what it might mean. scott? scott: this is an internal audit done by the inspector general. it documents where it claims that hillary clinton ignored rules, where guidelines were violated. in some cases what the "associated press" calls more serious wrongdoing. >> there she is. scott: hillary clinton all smiles on stage but behind closed doors dealing with new possibly damaging result from the inspector general report on the e-mail controversy. the 78-page summary says she disregarded got guidelines and never sought approval from senior managers who w