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alarms. it shows they hacked in the servers. president obama sanctioning two russian intelligence organizations and the three companies to allegedly provide support. department of the treasury designating two russians accused of steal more than $100 million from the american institutions. tomorrow, two russian come pounds are also going to be blocked from access. the one in new york as well as right next door here in maryland. president says no other actions. we will have other actions whenever and wherever we want. some are not publicized. vladimir putin says he regrets the sanction and will
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retaliatory measures. that's the latest. tim barber, abc7 news. jonathan: we are an hour in the recent cease-fire if the syria civil war. i took effect midnight at local time. brokered by russia and turkey that supports opposite sides in the war. if the cease-fire holds it will be followed by the peace talks in afghanistan that will take place next month. the 6-year-old war has left a quarter of a million people dead. and triggered refugee crisis across europe they have not seen since world war ii. michelle: tonight, a sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after he was shot on maryland's eastern shore. queen anne's deputy warren scott hogan responded to domestic violence call overnight in chestertown. he escorted the woman in the house to get her belongings. that is when the homeowner 52-year-old james rich accused of firing a shotgun at hogan hitting him in the abdomen. ho
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rich. >> it goes to show you never know from day today. something routine can turn into something horrible. michelle: hogan is now out of surgery and is expected to recover. jonathan: luckily the officer survived but a report released today shows the number of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this year is the highest in five years. many of the killings took place as ambushes. amy aubert dug in the report today and she joins us now with the details. amy: more than 130 officers died in the line of duty in 2016 alone. it's something the national law enforcement officer memorial fun calls alarming and sad. passerbys reading the name and honoring the fallen. >> i didn't realize how excessive it was. heart-breaking. >> 135 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2016. the highest number for five years. that is according to preliminary data from the
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national law enforcement officer memorial fund. >> police officers are under attack. when the officers are at risk all of us are at risk. >> 64 officers were shot and killed. that is up 56% from the year prior. every officer is important. with six officers killed in virginia maryland this is felt here locally. >> ashley, a case that got attention for a lot of reasons. she was ambushed, shot and killed. amy: names fill the job of the national law enforcement officer memorial. now the 135 others are gone too soon. >> this is a dangerous job. >> these are l
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us prema thoroughly. >> according to the data of the 64 officers killed by the gunfire this year, 21 were ambushed. they released this video that officer stabbed with a knife. the man moved toward the officers with a knife in his hand. the officers move back and shoot the man. >> what happened tonight, man? >> i keep hearing all the voices. they told me. >> okay. michelle: the suspect was taken to the hospital for the treatment and is charged with assault. the officer involved is on administrative leave. the investigation is underway. jonathan: d.c. police released null surveillance video they hope to catch a hit-and-run driver. look at the screen. this s.u.v. is the one they believe struck and killed jacqueline cole who was deaf
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crosswalk. it happened tuesday morning. 14th street northwest. if you have information and if the weekend is familiar to you, it should have front end damage to go with it. police would like to hear from you. michelle: mourning the loss of the actress debbie reynolds and her daughter carrie fisher. still ahead, why fisher does not have a star on the walk of fame. >> right here is one of 11 pit bulls that recently rescued from filth. coming up, how you can now help. jonathan: are hotels booked up for the inauguration? we go looking from d.c. to prince george's county and we will tell you what we found. steve: i'm steve rudin. it's cold out there now. once the wind start to crank up later tonight and tomorrow morning, we are talking the wind chill factors in the teens and the 20's. plus looking ahead to ring in the new year. what to expect coming up.
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michelle: only on 7. a dozen pit bulls rescued from a montgomery county home. the owners are accused of animal cruelty. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis have details including how the dogs are doing now.
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kevin: last month the pitbulls had to be rescued from a home. >> the dogs came in. they weren't able to keep themselves clean. >> animal cruelty investigator jack breckenridge says the officers entered the two-story property to find 11 dogs covered in fee -- feces. some were in crates. others were roaming free. they discovered a dead dog buried in a shallow graver that was killed from a recent dog fight. >> dog in their own waste and feces on the walls. kevin: they have charged calvin dubs iii with 11 counts of animal cruelty. do you live in the home? yesterday his father also charged in the case drove away from the news camera and later returned to tell us he and his son are innocent. >> are you
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case. >> if you know someone who lives with a mess of puts you need to report it. events like this could be prevented. we can get animals or the person the help they need to correct the situation. >> a number of them are up for adoption. montgomery county adoption center is open this saturday from noon to 5:00. kevin lewis, abc7 news. jonathan: authorities are trying to find the person who shot a dog on monday. they are offering $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. the shot was found shot once in the neck on stanton road southeast. the dog did survive. if you know anything about the case you are asked to contact the humane rescue alliance. cheryl: i'm cheryl conner. inside a d.c. area hotel that still has rooms available for reasonable rate on inauguration day. we will tell you where it
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erin: i'm erin hawksworth. desean jackson weighs in on the rumors that he is headed to the eagles next season and the m.r.i. results are in. we have the latest on bradley beal's ankle injury later in sports. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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michelle: fans are still in shock a day after carrie fisher died. her mother debbie reynolds has a stroke and dies as well. flower is placed on the reynolds' star on the hall of fame. makeshift star made for fisher. when asked why the "star wars" star didn't alreadyhave a star, walk of fame producer says no one inquired about one or applied for one about her. on the fifth anniversary of her death nomination can be made for fisher to receive a star. jonathan: new york city is up to the task to protect the huge crowd in times square for new year's eve. final preparations are underway including today's confetti test. they have to tet it. 7,000 police officers will be deployed. the city will park dozen of
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from terror attack like we saw in berlin ten days ago. if you see something that seems odd, say something. >> the rule is simple. if you think something is happening that makes you worry, go tell an officer. there will be no lack of officers to find in times square on december 31. jonathan: authorities say they have no specific credible threat against new year's eve celebration but they are always basing the plans on the recent events. this time it's the attack that took place in berlin. michelle: here we go. 22 days until donald trump's inauguration. hotels are starting to sell out. for some paying thousands to be in a luxury room in d.c., cheryl conner travels from northwest washington to oxon hill and found booking a few miles out of the city may get you an available room at a lower rate. >> pennsylvania. seattle, washington. >> jack is
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list for inauguration. his bed and breakfast booked up six months ago. after the election, half of the reservations canceled. the rooms fill up in a few days. $299 to $599. i am making tremendous amount of money, actually. cheryl: this time he is not new to the game. in 2013 he kept the rate at the same price for president obama's second inauguration. now he will make enough money in one week to cover his expenses for the entire month of january. >> this time i was able to double it and get the money. no complaints. cheryl: we crossed maryland and end up at oxon hill. seven rooms are still available on january 20. 116 rooms are booked up. now the going rate is up to $350 a night. more than double the starting price. >> yeah. actually today i turned down three more groups. cheryl: $350 a night is a ba
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luxury hotels in d.c. and don't mind the drive. may flower has availability with rooms starting at $300. >> i am still getting calls to look for a room. cheryl: if you are looking for a room last minute it may be best to start in the suburb. oxon hill, cheryl conner, abc7 news. michelle: abc7 will have full coverage leading up to and on the day of donald trump's inauguration, january 20. until then go to for updates. jonathan: i wonder what the most expense room. erin brought it up. i wonder what it goes for. michelle: you are about to -- jonathan: no, no, no. that is a horrible rumor to get started. let's talk about the weather. steve: windy conditions coming tonight. tomorrow windy day and we are at the end of december. still no big snow on the
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that. steve: i'm crushed. no. a lot of folks have not mind the snow. but we are behind schedule. warrenton, and 45 in andrews. reagan national airport is reporting at 47 degrees. outlook through this evening and into the overnight hours. the temperatures will slowly fall in the upper 30's. early tomorrow morning. lower 30's. and the mainly clear skies. the wind will kick up out of the northwest between 25 to 30 miles per hour. the stormwatch7 satellite and radar. snowshowers to the west of us. the winter storm warning in effect for the western maryland, garrett and western algany counties until 6:00 on friday. we could see three to five inches of snow and if you like the
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the wind gusts will make it feel cooler. we are dry for the noontime hour but the snow is cranking up to the west for higher elevation. snow will come to an end by tomorrow everything. we look for the improving conditions for day on saturday. the big story around the immediate metro area are gusty winds from 25 to 30 miles per hour. early tomorrow morning headed out the door going to work or a walk. taking the dog outside. winds gusts upward of 30 miles per hour. the wind will ease later tomorrow evening. on the breezy side with the wind gusts 5 to 15 miles per hour. talk about the forecast tomorrow.
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degrees colder than that. we are ringing in the new year. temperatures in the upper 30's at the stroke of midnight. new year's day, partly cloudy skies and 50 degrees. cause middle 60's for the day time highs. we will have a chance of wet weather. jonathan: we saw this the other day. you see the ankle. erin: it's a scare. the m.r.i. results are in and we have the latest on bradley beal's ankle injury and the redskins focus on the playoffs. win and they're in. desean jackson is the focus of rumors.
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erin: 30 looks pretty good on the redskins receiver desean jackson. he hit the big 30 on december 1. he has recorded three straight 100-yard games. that is the longest stretch of his nine-year career. jackson has an opportunity to the something special on sunday against the giants if
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second 1,000-yard season with the skins. all anyone seems to be talking about this week is where he plans to return to philly when he hits the free agency market. >> you can't worry about the speculation or entertaining offense or anything. i am under a contract here for the redskins. finish to make it to the playoffs. erin: good news for wizards bradley beal. the m.r.i. came back clean but he has a mild sprain on the right ankle and will be a game-time decision tomorrow night. just as the wizards have been rolling after the rough start to the season, beal ended up leaving last night's game with an ankle sprain.
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avoided anything serious. we know the story of doing well in the regular season to struggle in the playoffs. so maybe the fans shouldn't worry that the caps found themselves in a little bit of a slump right now. washington lost three of the last four and surrendered eight goals in the stretch. they hope to end 2016 with a bang. starting tonight for a home and home against struggling devils against the verizon center. puck drops at 7:00. this might be the worst nba play all season. p.j. tucker. he gets the look. he gets the steal and he thinks he is going up for the dunk. but wait. he doesn't have the ball. ooh! you need the ball to dunk. right? not a good look. virginia tack is playing arkansas right now in the bowl and so far 10-0 razorbacks. jonathan: he forgot what he was doing in the middle of the dunk. hey there.
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whoa! michelle: final check of weather. steve windy conditions tonight and through the day tomorrow. wind chill tomorrow is in the 20's. to the lower 30's. ringing in the new year, dry at midnight. few showers late in the day on sunday for the redskins football game. better chance of rain on monday. look at tuesday, though. middle 60's. jonathan: president-elect trump responding to president obama's sanctions against russia over the election hacking. he is expelling diplomats and telling them toy have to leave the country. trump says the u.s. should "move on" but does vow to meet with intelligence leaders to learn more on this at 11:00. michelle: "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next. jonathan: see you at 11:00. have a great night. 6
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