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announcer: now, abc 7 news news at noon come on your side. jummy: we are on storm watch. for many come it was the first day back to work in this new year and it was an ugly morning. things might not get any better for the rest of the day. the first day back for the congressman. doug: it was nasty this morning. it was no fun. the rain is moving out. it dropped a fair amount of rain across the region. the bulk of the rain steadily moves northeast.
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better. this caused a lot of severe weather and tornadoes in the deep south. it is rapidly moving out of the picture. , not so much. rainy for the rest this afternoon. futurecast for the rest of today , clearing skies later tonight. not so much during the afternoon hours. we will get a fair amount of sunshine for the day tomorrow. a short-lived affair here because another system comes in. late thursday night into friday morning, we could have some light snow. we will explore that for you and also talk about the very cold air. that same system creating all those sloppy conditions for our area turned deadly overnight down south.
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thisbeth with the path of distraction and the thread for more severe weather today. >> overnight, a dozen reported tornadoes touching down from georgia to mississippi and alabama, killing ultra people in four --ailers best killing four people in their trailers. turning roads into rivers. >> this is a prime example of why not to be out. if we have a vehicle submerged in water -- >> first responders busy rescuing driver after driver. fast-moving floodwaters killed a 70-year-old man in crestview. the overworked drainage system could not keep up with 11 inches of rain. >>
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lost some shingles. >> residents are now cleaning up in pensacola after strong winds pour through the area, leaving damaged. homes >> it was hailing and the window to my room bluew in. >> forecasters say expect heavy snow in the northern plains and an arctic blast to make a return. jummy: whenever severe weather pushes into our area, you can count on the stormwatch weather team to be on your side. grab our weather app to stay up-to-date on the forecast right from your smartphone. happening to they come it is backed work for lawmakers on capitol hill. that's happening today. members of the house and senate are being sworn in and already, there is controversy over one move
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president-elect donald trump is getting involved. sam sweeney is live at the rotunda with more. a busy day on capitol hill. the 115 congress set to be sworn in within the next hour or so. life pictures from inside the room where the ceremony is getting underway. we start with the election of speaker ryan. ryan will offer brief remarks third once that is finished, he will swear in all members of congress. just anhis is happening hour or so after donald trump questioned house republicans on twitter regarding a vote last night that limits the power of an independent ethics watchdog put in place back in 2008 after three members of congress were put in prison for corruption. the president-elect writing on twitter "with all that congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the independent ethics watchdog their number
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priority?" pouncingayor kratz are on this. nancy pelosi making her opposition well known. -- house democrats are pouncing on this. to givepublicans want power -- they want jurisdiction to watch over themselves. also on the agenda, the repealing of obamacare. this has been the talk of republicans for years now. now that they have control of the house and senate, we expect that to happen in the coming days as well. nots likely that we will feel the effects of those repeals for many years, possibly two to three, even four years down the road. it is shaping up to be a very interesting 2017 here on capitol hill. jummy: you are right about that.
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controversial move to mexican epic to the independent ethics office. here's how lawmakers on both sides are reacting. tot's -- controversial move limit the house independent ethics office. >> they dismantle our outside ethics watchdog. >> if someone is being accused of something, let somebody know -- where the complaints are coming from. it makes sense for them to do that. jummy: that office was created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers. bit ofalso following a breaking news involving the big announcement from ford. hasautomaker said it canceled plans to make a $1.6 billion plant down in mexico. it plans to add 700 jobs in michigan to build
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electric a taunus vehicles. this comes hours after donald trump threatens to tax general motors for many factoring abroad -- manufacturing abroad. --mp tweeted in a statement, gm said it manufactures the chevy cruz and ohio and builds the hatchback in mexico for global markets. the latest in the case of a teenage girl shot and killed in her own home in howard county. at any moment now, we are expecting new information into the investigation in the death of charlotte zaremba. >> good afternoon. inside hour, we are live the howard county police headquarters here in ellicott city. in just minutes, they will be holding a press conference.
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inside being briefed by detectives. we just got word minutes ago that the alleged gunman in this triple shooting has died. 15-year-old sean kreiser was rushed to the hospital to shock trauma in critical condition. a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. has died, the only person who had all the answers to what happened here. he has died. this happened around 2:00 on sunday morning, just two hours into new year. , a sophomore at howard high school, was murdered inside her own bedroom. it was her mother who heard a scuffle inside the house. charlotteo check on and she found the 15-year-old boy inside the bedroom. he fired his gun, striking and wounding the mother, then killing the teenage girl
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we just got word that this young man has died. the mother is inspected to survive. that's expected to survive. did the teens know each other? how did the boy get into the home and what provoked this deadly shooting that has left two teenagers dead? we are waiting to hear from police in howard county in just minutes. that whentalk to us you have miners involved come of this murder suicide, it is a very delicate situation. they were waiting to see what the outcome would be. we just got word that he has died. two people dead and that mother expected to survive. reporting live inside police headquarters in howard county, john gonzalez, abc seven news. jummy: also developing now at noon, authorities
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and closer to the gunman behind that nightclub massacre in turkey. authorities identified the suspect -- he entered turkey through syria with his wife and child back in november. his wife did not even know he was a member of isis. please continue to rate istanbul neighborhoods where others -- 14 people are being held for questioning. sentencing phase for the south carolina church shooter has been moved to wednesday. jurors had been scheduled to begin deciding whether to give dylann roof the death penalty. the sentencing was pushed back a day because roof said he needed more time to prepare. last month, he was convicted of killing nine people inside a black church in charleston. a toddler trapped under a dresser. unbelievable video you need to see. what his twin did that may have prevented this disaster.
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what producers are saying mariah carey didn't do which may have led to her lip sync fiasco. the upcoming blame game, coming up. >> it is wet. we will have this route the afternoon. -- throughout the afternoon, you will see roads like this. wet, soggy road spray kicking up. as we talk about the reason why you are slowing, there is a crash closer toward wisconsin avenue that drop to down to six miles per hour. you can see how much heavy traffic there is. inbound on 270, we are seeing delays as well. we have this big picture look. mainly focusing on those areas where we have the accident. there is standing water 66 inbound. look at all the water splashing up to the sides.
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headlights on. no cruise control when the roads are wet. 270 northbound and southbound, we have some heavy traffic. both directions near 109 mother is a crash -- near 109 mother is a crash. -- near 109, there is a crash.
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to police cruisers and other vehicles. the two cruisers happened to be parked there and there was no pursuit. the suspect was taken into custody. the injured officer is expected to make a full recovery. it is unclear what led that suspect a crash. three crooks pulled over, making up with millions of dollars in jewelry. security cameras captured it all. >> happy new year! >> while millions rang in the new year in times square flanked by 7000 police officers, this is how three alleged the utes kicked off 2017 just a few blocks away. waiting until the stroke of midnight to begin their meticulously planned heist. >> the utter distraction of what's going on in number of blocks away a times square also
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>> in this dramatic surveillance video, you can see you two of the men using a prybar -- one of them looking straight into the camera. the suspects removed jewelry them of making away with $6 million worth of jewels. the jeweler is known for high profile collections featuring rare yellow and pink diamonds. after the heist, the trio fled down the 64 stairwell -- six floor stairwell. investigators wondering, was this an inside job? >> there are pieces of inside information as to how this place operated and what the security apparatus was outside and inside. the blame game over mariah carey's new year's eve performance fiasco intensifying.
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saying the clark productions set her up to fail. carey did not rehearse and had a stand-in for her sound check. >> this is live television, you want to get it right. it is so important for them to a bas have a sound check. says she dids team rehearse and everything was good at rehearsal. stay tuned. we will keep you updated. a lot to on stage. that's a lot to do live on stage. we get a nice break tomorrow and then everything changes thursday, maybe some light snow and then another batch of cold air moves in. these temperatures around the area hanging in the l
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still some areas of rain, but nothing like the torrential downpours we experienced this morning. coinciding with the first day back to work for hundreds of thousands of folks in the area. it is getting better here. 42 in the district. closed to an inch of rain in chevy chase and sterling. to an inch of rain in chevy chase and sterling. on radar, you can see the rain is clearly lifting to the north and northeast. downpours near warrenton in the next 20 minutes. at 2:00, most of the range of be finished. but remaining cloudy and chilly. cannot rule out a lingering shower in some spots. metro area clear of the rain by 2:00, but still some lingering showers will break out now and then. you will not need the windshield wipers this afternoon.
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mid-fifties with a fair amount of sunshine. we get into thursday and we will start with some sunshine. then, an upper-level disturbance will move our way. thursday evening and thursday night, lingering into friday morning. the pink's areas of snow. the air will be cold enough and then back to sunny and windy weather for friday. the rain will and and tomorrow, a pleasant day, turning colder on thursday. upper 30's. early friday morning, possibility of light snow. colder on monday. tuesday starting a bit of a warm up. temperatures generally steady above average from tuesday through the end of asked week. week.t
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while. for me is enough rain for a while. jummy: breaking news from the hill. moments ago, house republicans dropped that move change that rules change that would have gutted the independent ethics board. the independent panel was first established in 2008. we will have more on this coming up at a reversal by house republicans. coming up, dramatic video showing the moment it howler becomes trapped underneath a dresser. -- a toddler
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jummy: this heart stopping video out of utah shows a dresser falling on top of a two-year-old boy who had been climbing on it. the boy's twin brother was able to move the dresser and a -- enough to allow his brother to wiggle out. the boy slides out. the mother decided to share the video to help raise awareness about the dangers of unsecured dressers. >> everybody needs to bolt their dressers to the wall. we just did not think about it. accidents are going to happen. andant to spread awareness hope this doesn't happen to any other family. mom says her son was not heard about that falling dresser and she only knew what happened because security camera had caught all that drama. believe malicus
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-- theat u.s. customs outage created massive lines and delays for international travelers. u.s. customs and border protection said during the technology disruption, all travelers were screened according to security standards. coming up after the break, we will check back in with doug hill for a final
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jummy: let's talk about technology.
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south korean company is being put into action. the 13 foot tall 1.3 ton machine looks like something out of a sci-fi film. this is the real deal. it can be controlled remotely and by a person sitting inside. it's being used to assist in a wedding proposal. pretty cool stuff. it could reach up and point to the north pole for me. the rain is moving out. at least skies will be cloudy, the rain should and before rush-hour. tomorrow, sunshine and breezy. maybe some light snow thursday night and friday morning. it's a possibility. jummy: thank you. thank you for joining us this midday. be sure to watch abc 7 news new starting at four clock. have a goo
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