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>> this is a breaking news alert. alison: first at 11:00, take a look at this. people killed, dozens injured in this explosion in mexico. it happened at a fireworks market in a to
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people buying fireworks at the time. it was really difficult for rescue crews to access all of the people who were trapped. a lot of questions remain tonight about what started this. this is incredible video. stay tuned with abc 7 and wjla.com for updates on this story. germany, an all-out manhunt for the person of a ram day truck for a truck to ray christmas market in berlin. 12 people were killed when the truck smashed through. the police originally thought they had arrested the driver. alison: this afternoon, the police announced they arrested the wrong person. tim barber is following the story and is live in the satellite center. is calling the killer a soldier of the islamic state, while investigators try to hunt down the person behind this. germans are paying tribute to
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and the nearly 50 people who were injured. the person behind the wheel ripped through the crowd and pop-up shops. the 37-year-old polish truck driver was allegedly stabbed to death when his truck was hijacked. >> it happened really fast. runawayt it was a truck, maybe somebody was drunk or do not know how to drive. know theght, we don't people behind the deadly attack, but we will get that to you as soon as we know. tim barber, abc 7 news. jonathan: with a number of locations in our area that security people call soft targets for terrorism, shopping malls, the national harbor, fedex field. the prince george's county police chief said last night after the terror attack in germany, he ordered a heightened state of readiness at the redskins game. >> the reality i
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our partnerships with federal authorities are far more sophisticated, and there is quite a bit going on behind the scenes to identify potential actors. jonathan: one of those soft targets is the christmas market in northwest washington. the police and private security officers are patrolling 24 hours a day, seven days a week. market management says that it does not plan to change it security plans. we monitorbc 7 as the developing situation in berlin. you can get the latest information on air, or online at wjla.com, as well as twitter and facebook. , the: outside right now skies are clearing, falling into culpeper,arrenton and inside the beltway below freezing, 30 degrees at reagan national. the bus stop forecast more morning, bundled up. pickup time just about freezing, middle 40's by recess. at
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50. a lot going on this weekend with christmas, and of course we wind out 2016. we will look at the 10-day outlook coming up in just a few minutes. alison: steve, thank you. developing from montgomery county, a troubling note home to parents. a worker correct gaithersburg elementary school was arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl. tom roussey is in gaithersburg with the investigation happening now. tom: tonight i spoke with a coworker of the man accused of doing this. thetells me an number of folks who work at gaithersburg elementary are in shock at the accusations. she also says the man accused of doing this has been with the montgomery county school system a long time. this is a mug shot of chargedold ron green, wi
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according to court documents, around november 11, he was cleaning a sink and the girls bathroom at the school. while doing so, court documents say that a six-year-old student, a first grader, was also in the bathroom. documents say the little girl said when she went to dry her hands, green grabbed her from behind and allegedly pulled off a glove he was where it, put his hand inside of her underpants and allegedly sexually assaulted her. green lives in potomac. today we went by her address. the folks who answered said they did not what to comment on the allegations. a war and he was arrested wasier today -- a warrant issued earlier today and he was arrested. alison: new information about a deadly shooting in capitol heights. a
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his injuries. this happened on walker mill road in the early morning hours of october 30. shortly after the incident where six people were shot, two people died, one man was arrested, but the police believe they are looking for one more person. prince george's county police want to talk to you if you have information. jonathan: new information of the deadly police-involve shooting nova fairfax hospital in august. a man is swinging a signpost, and it is sharp on the end. it injured the officer. before the deputy arrived, gomez hit the security guard with the post. the video shows the deputy shooting gomez as he is sprinting towards him, raising the post. an investigation clear the deputy of criminal wrongdoing. and this is something you have to seek him a video from sohw
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men behind a violent robbery. they entered the cvs on 4th street. minutes later, they are attacking a guard. a woman is protecting her children. in the midst of this, somebody grabbed the guard house while it and they took all. if you have information, the d.c. police would like to talk to you. alison: a mother and two children are recovering after being struck by a car in herndon. sky track 7 was over the scene on centreville road. all of the victims have non-life-threatening injuries. that is the good news. the driver stayed on the scene. the circumstances are under investigation. jonathan: if it passes, thousands of people in the district will get six weeks of paid leave. the proposal is one of the best in the country. d.c. mayor muriel bowser's signature, where
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she is not leaning toward signing this. cheryl conner is live in northwest. she has made it clear she does not like the idea, but she may not have the power to stop it. that's right, because nine members of the council voted in favor of the plan tonight. it faces a new challenge because the word from d.c. mayor muriel bowser is that she does not support the legislation. that statement sets up the next fight for paid leave at the wilson building. in adams morgan, the d.c. paid leave bill now moving to the mayor's desk is pleasing news. my coworker is in her third trimester and it is killing her. cheryl: the council voted 9-4 in favor of the bill that gives all
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companies in the district eight weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn baby, or six weeks to care for a sick level one. >> -- for a sick loved one. the bill would increase the % so employees .62 would earn up to 90% of their pay with a cap of $1000 per week. the president of this company says it is too much government. >> i cannot control anything. i don't appreciate the government controlling my business. cheryl: amendments that would have changed holocaust was covered failed. if passed, it is considered the best paid leave a gram for employees in the nation, but it's not a done deal. >> people on moderate salaries and low income can take the time off they need to care for their family. : d.c. mayor muriel bowser said in part that it is wrong to raise district taxes to fund a costly new government program that
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outside of the city and she said she would not at her name to the legislation. she is talking about people who work in the district and then go home to the suburbs. the council may have to vote to override the veto. cheryl conner, abc 7 news. alison: speaking of the mayor, d.c. mayor muriel bowser signed legislation that legalize physician-assisted suicide in the district. congress has 30 days to review this. death witho-called their deity proposal. during that time, congress can block it or allow it to become law. jonathan: a hospital is not the place that anyone wants to spend the holidays, especially children, but think to a jedi named luke, that all changed. last year, lucas was diagnosed with cancer before the holidays. >> we
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would make it home. tim:they got their wish, but they never forgot. >> a lot of kids and families. tim: tonight they return to the cancer ward, this time on his own terms. with the help of some of his friends. his favorite star wars characters and their toys. the five-year-old was diagnosed with cancer right after thanksgiving. josiah, it is the simple joy of a gift. >> he loves it. i think it's great. >> it makes you forget about your sickness. tim: for his dad, it is the joy of giving back. >> i'm just proud. tim: proud of his fellow d.c. police officers who kept raise most of the money. >> its powerful. tim: reporting in northwest washington, tim barber, abc 7 news. jonathan:
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that. and he is the one who started it, the little guy, and the entire department got involved. a man was driving by and saw the flames. he knew he had to do something. >> tried to open the door a couple times. alison: the amazing rescue next. jonathan: and the $28,000 mistake.
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jonathan: an incredible rescue caught on camera. a car crashed into the woods, catches on fire. a good samaritan rushes over but cannot get the door open. another good samaritan tries to break the window. they finally got it open and drag the man out of the car. this was in houston, texas. was taken todriver safety. a were able to smash the window. were able to smash the window. >> i felt the leather jacket and pulled. jonathan:
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suffered broken bones and is expected to be ok. the man said he was, "just doing the right thing at the right time." alison: that's for sure. 7 on your side with a consumer alert and word of new investigations into rollaway vehicles. the national highway traffic safety administration is looking at complaints that some fiat- chrysler vehicles can roll after they are shifted into park. it's a problem similar to the one being blamed for the death of the "star trek" actor. the cover certain years of the ram 1500 pickup and the dodge durango. new charges of the flint, michigan, water crisis. tor people have been added the list of those charged, the top of the eight current or former state workers and one city of flint employee already charged criminally. toy are accused of trng cut costs, leading to the dangerous contamination
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work, you expect the ride to be a few bucks. uber is apologizing for a $28,000 pricing error. that's a whopper. backladelphia woman's blocked the payment. is admitting the mistake, but apparently it has happened to a handful of people. uber says they have engineers working to make sure it does not happen again. the woman's bank did not pay the fee. alison: could you imagine that popping up? jonathan: no. until thest one month inauguration, president obama is making the most of his final weeks. today president obama blocked offshore drilling in the atlantic and arctic. congress would have to repeal the decision to reverse it. want clean airs and clean
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that. we don't want people to die on driving, butfrom we don't unnecessarily to implement a regulation that would require drivers only drive five miles per hour. alison: the president plans to transfer 17 or 18 detainees from guantanamo bay before he leaves office. congress has fought his attempts to close the prison. amtrak says it will offer additional trains and increase seating capacity before and after the january 20 inauguration. that includes added regional service starting january 21. alison: after the grinch stole christmas, he had a big change of heart, returning everything. neighborhood is wondering who stole their decorations and hoping for the same storybook ending. last week the stole a frosty the snowman sculpture and other items from several
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stones throw drive. >> i definitely think that it takes away from the spirit of christmas. it is sad. alison: fairfax county police have not found the grinch or grinches, but residents are watching. steve: the high today was only 37 degrees. a few clouds right now, but not amounting to a lot. nighttime lows in the 20's to just about 30 downtown d.c., the wind out of the west at five. that means a chilly start wednesday, but a lot of sunshine. but forget the sunglasses as you start the day. 26 college park, 27 upper marlboro, lower 20's manassas. we warm up nicely tomorrow afternoon, about 10 degrees warmer than today. highs into the upper 40's, near 50 degrees. lots of sunshine. the wind out of the south that 3 so not dealing with any type of windchill factor. the futurecast, thro
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the roadways. it will be dry and sunny. if you added clouds further north and west. hagerstown, allegheny county, washington county, northern frederick county, but it stays dry all day. --ch time, apple were lunch, outdoor lunch, holiday shopping, you will be fine. sunshine will make it feel and look better. evening,he early tomorrow, mainly clear skies. the temperatures chilly, but not terribly cold. if you have travel plans the next few days outside of the d.c. metro, temperatures in the 30's cleveland, in the 40's by friday, a big travel day. louisville lower 50's. the further south you go, tomorrow 66 degrees raleigh. supposed to be in the teens thursday for minneapolis. 49 extended outlook, tomorrow, 53 thursday,
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christmas eve and the first , upper 40's.kkah christmas day, about 50 degrees. middle 50's, upper 50's tuesday. a little cooler wednesday as we end 2016 on a mild note. alison: steve, thank you. as you can see from that map, just three days until hanukkah, four until christmas. if you do not have gibson the mail yet, don't give up. jonathan: we will tell you the absolute last day to get packages to the post office. ♪ think of your fellow man. ♪ lend him a helping hand. ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪ take a good look around... ♪ ...and if you're lookin' down, ♪ ♪ put a little love in your heart. ♪ ♪put a little love in your heart.♪
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alison: 7 on your side with a consumer alert and bad news for preston knitters. if you have not shipped your holiday presents yet and you want them to get there on time, it will cost you. today was
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day to send packages first class through the u.s. postal service. starting tomorrow you will need to use upgraded service like priority mail. the last day for priority mail express is december 23. jonathan: we know that d.c. traffic is getting worse, but we have the numbers to back it up. more people are living here. you knew that, right? census data shows washington's population is the highest it has been since the mid-1970's. there was an increase of nearly 80,000 residents just since 2010. approximately. alison: robert is here. the redskins have to win a proximally half of their games. robert: the redskins want to make it to the playoffs. sports is coming up.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. terps: college hoops, the hosting charlotte. going for their sixth straight win tonight. start off slow, but the come alive. my kickoff ski
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cha kofsky. later, melo trimble, who led the terps with 21. they win 88-72. before last night, the redskins were in good shape, when the last three and they would have a wild-card spot. after losing last night, things have changed. washington has to win its last two and hope that every thing else falls into place. we are on the outside looking in. that's the fact i understand. i understand a couple teams have to lose and we will go from there. rookie dallas cowboys ezekiel elliott getting a lot of attention for his touchdown celebration, jumping into the salvation army kettle. since then, the salvation army has seen a huge spike in online donations $850,000.
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wrong. offensive lineman trent williams and burnett sure of, linebacker ryan kerrigan were named to the pro bowl. all it took was jumping into the kettle. they penalized him, but they do not fine him.
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alison: final look at the weather? steve: it will be a warmer day tomorrow. upper 40's, near 50. lower 50's thursday and friday. a few showers saturday, nothing that will be a washout. it will be dry christmas day. jonathan: thanks for watching. jimmy kimmel is next.
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>> dicky: from hollywood - it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, david spade, the "jimmy kimmel live" clip of the year, and metallica. and now, on top of all that, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: thank you. thank you, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thank you for coming. thank you. i will say -- it's beginning to feel like christs

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