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street in northwest washington. ryan hughes is joining us live now. the d.c. police don't even know what happened. they don't have a clue, do they? ryan: a lot of people are scratching their heads on this one. the woman believes she was hit by a car but there are a lot of conflicting reports. e.m.s. says yes but the police report says no. now the woman hired a private investigator. the p.i. canvassed the neighborhood and posted signs around the area trying to get more information. posters are on the ground and flyers taped to poles to help provide answers. >> i have physical consequences but no recollection of the actual event. ryan: kate cowen can't remember the aftermath. -- can't remember the accident, only the aftermath. she broke her arm and she has
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concussion. >> it's a big blank. ryan: may 16, kate was walking to grocery store near 34 and porter street northwest. that is the last thing she remembers before waking up in the hospital. >> i think i was probably crossing the street and i was hit by a vehicle. >> a group of good samaritans found her face down in the crosswalk and called 911. no witnesses have come forward. the police report says there is no evidence she was struck by a vehicle or victim of a violent crime. but according to an e.m.c. report cob tained by abc7 the incident involves a vehicle. kate hired a private investigator to dig deeper. she simply wants to know what happened and thank the people who saved her life. >> i would very much like to identify the people who came to my aid.
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i would like to thank them. ryan: kate picked up the e.m.s. report today and she has come to the scene hoping it would jog her memory but still something. ryan hughes, abc7 news >> caught on video. a blown hydrant flooding the street. this happened after 1:30 in the afternoon. at last check, crews are racing to repair the road. the drivers need to avoid the area or face big delays. it's been a wet day across the area but is there light at the end of the tunnel? chief meteorologist doug hill is tracking it all. tell us this won't stick around, right? doug: we haven't had that much today. many areas were not measurable amount. just rain drops. big improvement tomorrow and then back in threat of light rain wednesday and thursday with cooler temperatures. it's comfortable and muggy. reagan national airport.
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drop to 60's in the everything hours. i will stay damp. passing shrinkal or shower. most passed by and the skies clear through the late night hours. as we enter in the overnight, mostly cloudy, 59 to 64 by morning. bright and early on tuesday morning the sunshine is back at the bus stop. 66. 73 in recess. a lot of sunshine. 80 it a dismissal time. the clouds and the cool air return. big jump in temperatures next week. a lot to share in 12 minutes. michelle: thank you. stay ahead of the weather anytime of day with the stormwatch7 weather alert. sign up to have them sent to your home, go to wjla.com. >> orlando is a backdrop as john newman disgruntled employee returned to the place he was recently fired from. he seemed to have tired the victims everybody telling a temp worker to leave. >> he pointed a firearm
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her. told her to get out. at least one of them he had a negative relationship with. but he was singling out the individuals he shot. jonathan: eight witnesses made it out alive and newman killed himself. he was accused of beating up a coworker in 2014 but no charges were filed. new video showing the shots rang out. he walked in with a gun and opened fire. blackjack table set on fire. he killed himself in a standoff with police. isis claimed responsibility by philippines government deny that. michelle: we are learning more about
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out of the weekend attack in london. q: as you know we have been monitoring the story since it broke. we have the names of two of the three men behind the terror attack in london. khuram butt and rachid redouane. redouane was 30 years old and claimed to be moroccan and libyan but was a 27-year-old british citizen born in pakistan. police were familiar with him. however, there was no intelligence to suggest the weekend attack was planned. they are responsible for killing seven people and injuring others. the mayor sadiq khan honored the victims in a vigil near the london bridge. security barriers were installed on three london bridges since the attack. that saw a white van now down pedestrians on the london bridge. we will let you know
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released. that is the latest. back to you. jonathan: five countries suspending ties with one of the richest nation. they accuse qatar of destabilizing the middle ice supporting the mill tant group a charge that the country denies. qatar has 10,000 troops stationed at an air base there. >> president trump will not alert executive privilege to block james comey publicly talking before congress. the fired f.b.i. director is scheduled to speak thursday, almost a month to the day that president trump fired him. lawmakers want to know if the firing has anything to do with the f.b.i. investigation in president trump's campaign and the dies to russia. we will carry the entire hearing live thursday morning as it happens on abc7. specialized coverage begins at 10:00 a.m. caught on video. wrong way turn for
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driver that hit the tipping point. michelle: jumping to the rescue. a man dives in a moving car after he sees something wrong. what was going through his mind? that is coming up at
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rrator: "the time is to do what is right. ralph northam. army doctor during the gulf war. volunteer director of a pediatric hospice. progressive democrat. in the senate, he passed the smoking ban in restaurants, stopped the transvaginal ultrasound anti-choice law, and stood up to the nra. as lieutenant governor, dr. northam is fighting to expand access to affordable healthcare. ralph northam believes in making progress every day. and he won't let donald trump stop us. michelle: investigators say the cause of a deadly warehouse fire in oakland,
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be known but even so prosecutors today charged the operator of the go ship and a tenant with 36 counts of invomentary manslaughter. prosecutors say the men created a fire trap ignoring the city codes and turning the warehouse to a workshop and a living space. jonathan: a new answer raising more questions about the horrific crash that shut down route 50 last month. toxicology report show laura murphy was not drunk, nor did she have drugs in her system when she drove the wrong way down the highway for two miles erratically and then hit another car head on. vie len impact. murphy -- violent impact. murphy was killed and driver of the other car. her child survived the crash. they are looking at mechanical problems with the car and what they term "human factors." michelle: must-see video from northern illinois. a car rolls out of control. the driver is having a seizure. then you see suddenly a man runs up, jumps through the pass
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the breaks. that man has seen the car heading toward him and said he had to act. >> i prayed he wasn't going to hit the dash. i did this so fast. i didn't everyone think about it. michelle: very fast work there. the driver is recovering. jonathan: some more must-see video. look at the car. the car makes a bad decision and takes a last-second cut in front of the truck. then you see what happens. the truck dumps the load on top of the car. in slow motion because we can do that. first, the truck slides in the car. the shoulder tips. then in seconds the car is swallowed by hundreds of pounds of gravel. you know what? you don't even need a funeral for the car. it was buried. when you see it again you think what was the driver thinking? he wanted to get in the gas station. at the last second he s
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the price. the driver taken out of the squashed audi. he will be fine. the car has rolled its last days. michelle: thank goodness is driver is okay. coming up at 6:00, the president's plan to privatize air traffic control. and why pilots say that is a good thing and a bad thing jonathan: what sparked the mctemper tantrum caught on video inside a mcdonald's? we'll explain it to you.
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i'm gonna make change to make this economy work better for hardworking families. that's who he is. i'm tom perriello, and as governor i'll fight to make sure every virginian gets a fair shot, that leaves no region or race behind. let's prove that donald trump's values are not virginia values. jonathan: caught on video, the ultimate example of being hangry. hungry and angry at the same time. a woman throws punches and a sandwich and then decides to come over the counter. the reason? it was taking the workers too long to get the woman's mcchicken sandwich together. then hair is getting pulled. things got nasty. the woman thought that the manager would run off or do something but they ended up calling the police. that is the cue for her and her boyfriend to hit the road. they didn't get caught yet. michelle: hopefully they will
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privatize the nation air traffic control system. under the proposal, the f.a.a. would maintain the safety oversight role and the private entity overseen by a 13-member board would be responsible for operations and upgrading to a g.p.s. based system. >> we adopt the changes, americans can look forward to cheaper, faster and safer travel. future where to% of a ticket price doesn't go to the government. and where you don't have to sit on a tarmac or the circle for hours and hours over an airport. michelle: canada, germany and france already made similar changes. previous attempts at the privatization in the u.s. failed in congress. the president announcement is getting mixed reaction from the aviation industry. jonathan: that includes some question whether it will save money. maryland bureau chief brad bell talked to pilots about the pros and the cons. >> mark baker is an avid private pilot and he is president of the aircraft owners and the pilots
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association. he is concerned about the impact the president efforts to privatize air traffic control will have on general aviation. >> we are interested in looking at the details. brad: baker says the innovation that the president promises is a good idea. air traffic control has fallen behind when it comes to technology. >> we want those things to occur and occur efficiently and as fast as possible. we're just not sure that privatization is the answer. >> his biggest fear he says the president's promise to stop funding the air traffic control system with tax on airline tickets and a fuel tax that is going instead to user fees. >> it could mean restriction on the air space based on equipment. we are not interested in additional fees to fly from place to place, recreation or business. brad: the bottom line for the private pilots right now they enjoy a freedom unique in the world under air traffic
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be remarkably safe. the fear is they may lose some of that freedom with the privatization. and lose cash if they face fees to them might seem like pie in the sky. michelle: a fairfax county man is back home with a story to tell. george endured the most extreme conditions on the planet climbing mount everest. he reported the arduous journey from base camp to the summit. over 29,000 feet above sea level. facing 60 miles per hour winds and the temperatures of 30 below. >> you are higher than everybody. michelle: he climbed the highest peak on every continent except for
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jonathan: now the picture lighting up the internet. everyone is talking about it. look at the tv. i'm told this is not photoshopped. a man is blowing the grass. ho-hum. behind him is a tornado ripping everything in his past. this is alberta. his wife insisted the twister is further away than it appears so there was no reason to worry. michelle: she definitely calls the shots. he is not coming in until the lawn is cut. >> i have staying out there no it matter what. michelle: you said it, doug. if you can see a tornado -- jonathan: time to go. doug: they could hear it, too. jonathan: time to go. michelle: it ejects things ahead of it. interesting photo. get into it and let's tell the weather story. doug: it will clear up quickly tomorrow and then it will get crummy again for wednesday and thursday. live look at the sky. 71 degrees cloudy in laurel.
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couple of showers here and there. a couple, literally one or two. 74 at 7:00. it will drop to the lower 70's and the 60's overnight. satellite and radar shows not much. elements that are showing up on the doppler locally. most is west. the lines are coming across and shay should stay south and -- they should stay south and west of the area. there is a chance of an isolated shower later on at 8:30. then overnight they go away. we have brighter conditions with the partly cloudy skies. highs near 80. wednesday and thursday it turns east and northeast to bring us low clouds and cooler temperatures. highs in the upper 60's. with a chance of the light rain and drizzle. not feeling like the end of the first week of june. nationals host orioles on
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first pitch is a makeup game. cool but we think rain should not be an issue early everything thursday. as we get through late in the day at the capital pride parade thered could be a storm but maybe 15 to a 20% chance. not worried about that. next week look at the warm-up. in the upper 80's to the lower 90's. summer is here. robert: warriors are playing like the mon stars now. they are almost unbeatable. why steph curry says the series is not over. the nats meet a familiar foe. we preview that in sports.
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announcer: and now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealers. robert: the nats on the west coast road trip. they kick off a three-game series with the dodgers. the first meeting since the dodgers eliminated the nats in the nlds in october. nats are playing good baseball. 35-20. first place in the n.l. east. dodgers are 35-23. half a game behind the rockies in the n.l. west. the good guys are 5-1
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road trip so far. gio gonzalez on the mound. first pitch is set for 10:00 p.m. well, is it over? people are saying yes. jonathan: yes, it is. robert: yes, yes. cavs don't have a chance against the warriors? kevin durant at a super high level and some saying he is the best player in world at the moment. both games have been blow-outs. the series swings to cleveland on wednesday. we see what happens then. steph curry says the series is far from over. >> i think we are all, us especially, rely on our experience. knowing the road game and the finals in cleveland is like. the atmosphere, their crowd gets crazy. we have to do the little things to withstand the run they'll make. jonathan: abc7 is the home for the finals. robert: game three is wednesday in cleveland. long-time ohio state basketball coach
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has been let go. jonathan: i said golden state in five. you said cleveland -- michelle: it could be a sweep. i said cleveland but now -- jonathan: you think golden state? michelle: this is not the same team we saw last year. jonathan: very good. doug, going with golden state? doug: one of the two teams will win. take a look, this is what we've got. jonathan: way to pick a winner. doug: a couple of shower chances tonight. steve rudin will be at 11:00 to check for the best chances of rain and trend warmer for the weekend. big numbers to share with you. looking ahead tomorrow is a different day. plenty of sunshine. 80 degrees. wednesday and thursday kind of cloudy and chilly. the upper 60's and the easterly winds. patches of light rain. it still looks great for celebrate fairfax. jonathan: but you would agree the cavs are fighting a major storm right now. doug: they sure are. yes! michelle: "world news tonight" with david muir coming up next. jonathan: thank you for watching. see you at 11:00.
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tonight, breaking news. the deadly rampage inside an american work place. a fired employee, an army vet, returning to work and shooting co-workers, authorities say cig singling them out. we're on scene, london terror. holding the door as the men with machetes try to push it open. what we learned about the attackers. the young father with a baby born just last week. the president's tweets, taking aim at the london mayor, our correspondent asking the white house today, why is he picking a fight with london's mayor right after a terror attack? the trial begins. bill cosby and the tv daughter who walked him in today. and the medical emergency behind the wheel. the husband in the next car over

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