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very, very busy neighborhood. a lot of people worried about this rash of stabbings. >> a man shot and killed in northeast. another shot and wounded in southeast. shootings relatively common on d.c. streets. but four stabbings within three hours? >> hard to feel safe there. stabbings around. right? whether you are targeted or not. it's just not safe. >> just moments after the fatal shooting the stabbings began. the first at georgia avenue and blair road. domestic. moments later another stabbing at 16th and la mont street. then an hour afterwards the 1700 of columbia road. also northwest. the fourth at the bustling intersection of irving and 14th street. in the heart of columbia heights. >> it sounds gapping-related -- gang-related to me. stephen: investigators are not saying if they beev
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stabbings but the time line and the close proximity has some who live in this vibrant part of d.c. worried. >> right in a one-mile radius. i don't know. i'm not feeling comfortable with the situation. >> the three stabbings in the close proximity all of these corners are popular with homeless individuals and with gang members. they are hang-out spots. at this time no word on the suspects or the motives from investigators. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. developing apt the u.s. department of agriculture tonight, the f.b.i. is investigating anonymous threats against the safety of the workers and the facilities at several offices nationwide. the facilities include offices in capital beltsville and lee-u, west virginia. f.b.i. is working with the federal and the local authoritieses to determine if the threats are credible. the offices are
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further notice. happening at morgan state university in baltimore. body was found in an academic building at the school. a lot of questions tonight including how the person died. go to for updates on this story as soon as we get them. leon: a 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after a 2x4 piece of wood fell on him in landover hills. this happened this afternoon in 3900 of 74th avenue. right now there is no word on the circumstances that led up to the situation. once again, the child is in the hospital in critical condition. new developments after a freak accident in the district. a man critically wounded when a tree crashed downois his car driving along beach drive. this happened at the height of rush hour and in good weather. that is prompting concerns that more trees could topple. last night instance of the peep come -- people coming together. >> the amazing part of the
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officers responded lifted the tree off the car and rolled the car out from underneath the trea. allowing d.c. file to cut him out and take him to a local hospital where he was treated. >> good samaritans told abc7 tonight that they are praying the victim survived. his name has not been released. maureen: turning to the forecast. a lot of people hitting the roads or finishing travel plans for the coming holiday weekend. but there are changes in store ahead this week. here is chief meteorologist doug hill with the latest. doug: much cooler, dry weather by the end of the week. it looks fine for the weekend. travel offing the beaches we'll cover that in a minute. look at this. gorgeous. sunshine, 88 degrees. a wonderful evening out there. through the evening hours. it will stay in the 802's until after sunset. overnight the rains are 68 to 75 degree -- the range will be 28 to 75 degrees. we have showers and thunderstorm on thursday. beautiful weather arrives. we are busy
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two tropical disturbances. the bigger more threatening one brewing over the gulf of mexico. that could be tropical storm hermine. hurricane watch already up on the west florida coast. a lot to share with you. leon: we will be here for you. a week from today is notorious for bad traffic but this year's terrible traffic tuesday might not be to bad. brianne carter joins us. tell us why we might have a good day next tuesday. brianne: one of the things that the transportation planners look at is many more people telecommute. also people plan out ahead of that big day when all the schools are back in session and the people are heading back to work. look along 395. traffic is not so bad. they are concerned the the
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morning. >> it will be bad on tuesday when they get back on the road. >> brian: for many commuters the tuesday after labor day dubbed terrible tuesday is often dreaded. according to new data the traffic that day is not always the nightmare it's made out to be. >> not always. sometimes it so happens. but often it's just part of the longer term two or three-week transition we see moving from vacation time in august to routine of september. brianne: with all the area students back in class, congress back in session and safetrack surge underway some drivers aren't convinced there will be smooth sailing on the road. >> kind of hard to believe. it's my experience over the years it's not fun. brianne: however drivers for the next few weeks should expect slowdowns. the data analyzed shows the september commute can be anywhere from 15 to 45% slower than august. particularly in the mo
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early next week no matter what. >> you have to be ready. that is for sure. there is always an accident. brianne: the major thoroughfares. one thing not in the previous study was the metro impact because safetrack new this year. originally when the first safetrack plan came out it wouldn't be impacting the first week of september. now we know the current surge will still be ongoing. brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: fingers still crossed. coming up ahead at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- a mayor blow to isis -- major blow to isis. the spokesman killed in syria but there is mystery surrounding his death. michelle: plus a promising new lead preventing spread of zika. what doctors say about a possible treatment.
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leon: major developments in the war against terror. high-ranking isis spokesman has been killed. the terror group announced the leader's death and makes the highest profile killing among the terror group. however the cause of death has not been revealed. the u.s.-led coalition against isis has not
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maureen: it's primary day in arizona and nevada. trump will be in phoenix tomorrow for a speech on immigration. today vice president, democratic vice presidential candidate nominee tim kaine went after trump in pennsylvania. >> it's like he thinks we're gullible. it's lake he thinks we are suckers. it's like he thinks we're marks and he can con us. maureen: democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton will address the american legions national convention in cincinnati tomorrow. trump's immigration speech is scheduled for tomorrow night. leon: as soon as tomorrow the f.b.i. could release the notes s from the interview with hillary clinton. the democratic nominee voluntarily ga
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in the investigation in the use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state. in addition to the note the bureau is expected to release the report to the justice department that recommended charges not be filed against clinton. maureen: "7 on your side" with health matters. promising new lead in the fight against the zika virus. scientists now believe three existing drugs could counteract the effect of the virus. so far the experiments have been done only in petrie dishes. but in the test some of the effects of the virus were reversed. it's still unclear if the drugs can prevent microcephaly. leon: still ahead here tonight, the marine corps marathon is coming up. but tonight there is word that metro won't be adjusting the schedule to help out. why that is putting some runners in a big bind. maureen: summer-like weather is still around but there are changing coming. the next chance for rain in complete storm watch forecast next. scott: college football
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season. let take you to college park where first-year head coach d.j. durkin is ready to leave his mark on the program. that's in sports.
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maureen: while thousand of people prepare to visit maryland beaches in the holiday coming up, governor hogan set aside $5 million to study a new crossing across the chesapeake bay. the four-year study will start this fall. ruth -- right now the bridge is the only crossing with the rest of maryland. >> the analysis indicates by 2040, daily backups in the eastbound direction could extend up to 13 miles in the summer months. maureen: the governor says beginning september 26, maryland will offer a new license plate featuring the state flag. the new plate will replace the war of 1812 plate. leon: developing now, marine corps marathon runners are facing a new challenge. the challenge is getting there. metro typically ope
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earlier that day to accommodate crowds. this year because of safetrack, it's not going to be happening. mike carter-conneen has a look what the is done. this is a real bummer for folks who is relied on metro for over the years. mike: this is last year's map going through the capitol, mostly in arlington with the start and finish here. metro has still not announced which of the rail lines would be impacted by the safetrack surge in late october on race day. but we are told that organizers work told offer increase frequency and additional eight car trains on yellow and blue lines mostly impacted by the marathon day. but it's still unclear how it would impact the route. we're told by the race organize thers route will change. tomorrow the organizers will be revealing a new event timeline. last year the marathon started at 7:55 a.m. the marathon recommends all 20,000 runners arrive two hours early to get through
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security and line-up. so 6:00 a.m. typically they use metrorail to fete there. but because of safetrack overnight track work we have learned metro will not open early at 5:00 a.m. no exceptions. they will operate at 7:00 on race day october 30. now as a result, many runners are worried that the marathon organizers will push back the start time of the race. a few explained to me today even october weather in d.c. can be very warm. >> one year i did it in october and it was cold. but the next year it was in the 80's. you are starting at 7:00 versus 9:00 or so:00 there is a serious difference in temperature. running in the heat is not fun. mike: given the number of people and the possible health impacts many think metro should make an exception and open early on raceday. we will get details tomorrow in a midday news conference with the organizers describing what is being called a significant announcement about
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reporting live in newsroom, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. leon: thank you, mike. maureen: that is a little complicated. the weather isn't very come -- complicated. doug: friday, saturday, sunday look great. the concern the beaches and the coast from maryland to carolina because of the tropical weather. start here. we give you a looksy here from the weather bug camera at churchill high school in potomac. beautiful sunrise. gorgeous day. temperatures reached the upper 80's in potomac. just fair weather clouds that developed. that's what it's like in the area. beautiful afternoon and evening. 91 degrees at reagan national. 75 was the low. tomorrow around 90 or so. one more time. it will be a while before the 90's come back in the forecast. wouldn't it be nice if they didn't come back in the forecast for this season? we'll see what happens. pick up
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68 at re ses. there is a chance of rain showers late in the day. west of the metro. the better chances are on thursday. look at the tropics. we have this blob that is not doing much for us in the appearance. the hurricane center still thinks there is a good chance it will develop into a tropical storm to this location and head to sea tomorrow. this has enormous circulation power developing and it's over extremely warm water. earmarks of the tropical storm but it's not there yet. guidance shows it will be tropical storm hermine tomorrow morning and then move northeast to get stronger. could be up to 65-mile-per-hour winds by the time it affects big bend of the florida coast here on thursday afternoon. in advance of that the hurricane watch is posted for the area already. hurricane watch even though it's only tropical depression. that is how confident they are that i
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take heavy rain across the carolina coastline. especially myrtle beach all the way south to charleston. it will head out to sea. coastal sections will get heavy downpour and winds through friday and saturday. we think for most people the biggest effect along the coast will be rip currents and rough surf of. never fight the rip current. if you get caught in one, relax. stay calm. try to get on your back and float. then swim when you have the energy parallel to the shore. don't swim into shore or farther out. you won't be able to do that. swim parallel to shore. wave for help. better yet, check with the lifeguard before you go in or allow your kids to go in if there are rip currents and there are certain to be some this holiday weekend. labor day shore cast think fair sunshine. there could be clouds saturday. depending on the movement of the tropical storm. pleasant and cool and refreshing. just the rip and the waves is what we're concerned about. seven days in a row, 9
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cool off for thursday. look how beautiful friday, saturday, sunday and labor day look. we'll monitor the tropical storm and steve rudin will have the latest on that storm at 11:00. back to you. maureen: thank you, doug. leon: good deal. scott has an eye on the skins. scott: the washington redskins better bring out galoshes. we could have mud in tampa. gloriagloria allred -- the redss are ready to break out the rain jackets. we tell you why a player is not looking forward to boarding the air
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scott: try to beat the severe weather in florida. the game is now tomorrow. they have roster cuts looming. the game is important to the player fighting for the final players on the team. erin hawksworth caught up with mark who is not looking forward to heading down south. >> i was like man, i bet we don't play tomorrow. he showed me the report that said what it was. i was like, you know, got to do what you got to do. erin: you had your eye on the weather already. you are debate whether it was
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>> i'm actually scared. i'm still scared. i doesn't like flying on airplanes and the fact we are going out there in weather like that. i'm afraid of turbulence. if i'm sitting by him on the plane -- erin: you will clinch on to him. >> beware. scott: beware! new era of maryland football set to kick off. the new head coach d.j. durkin will lead them on the field against howard. he is determined to lead the program back to the national spotlight. >> no one cares how you got where you are or what is going on. it is what it is. we have a talented enough team to play and play well. what equals that, i don't know. i think the fans and the media equate more of those things to win and losses. for us, we know the game is winning. we are trying to win every game we play. scott: tennis action. venus williams in her 18th u.s. open taking on kazlova. venus shows
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with the crisp ground strokes. she won the first set 6-2. but she lost the second set 7-5. in the third set venus is leading 4-2. the nationals are back on the diamond continuing a series with philly. the nats have a nine-game lead in the n.l. east. max scherzer is on the mound tonight for the nationals. leon: he has been on fire. looking good. hope it stays that way. scott: yes, sir. maureen: bring us up to date. doug: hot and humid tomorrow. 90 degrees. better chance of thunderstorms on thursday. clears out friday. look at the holiday weekend. a lot of sunshine in the area. cooler temperatures. nice weekend. steve will have an important update from the hurricane center at 11:00 and update to the labor day outlook. leon: all right. sounds good. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next. leon: see you at 11:00.
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breaking news. tonight, we start with a new hurricane watch, just issued. two systems. one growing in the atlantic. the other, in the gulf. plus, back-to-back major hurricanes now targeting hawaii. terror takedown. one of the most wanted terrorists killed tonight. the number two man for isis. a $5 million bounty on his head, as new details come in as an american woman held hostage. in the race for president, donald trump facing a pivotal moment. will he flip-flop on immigration? tonight, his son coming to his defense. fiery crash. the chain reaction pileup. all caught on video. and the heroic rescue by a group of other drivers. and, an out of this world sound. the radio signal discovered from 94


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