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>> now abc7 news at noon. adrianna: an update on two d.c. police officers and a d-dot employee injured when a truck crash into them in adams morgan. d.c. police chief speaking an hour ago. and sam sweeney is live in northwest the latest. good afternoon we just got an update from the police chief. he says one of those officers is still in critical condition. they are hoping for the best and are waiting on a prognosis from the hospital right now.
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condition. but they're hoping that officer will be released from the hospital either today or tomorrow. the good news is is that traffic already been released from the hospital. this was the scene that unfolded after 9:00 on 18th street in adams morgan. we are told by the police chief this pickup truck was seven cars whend a metro bus apparently for some reason unknown right now it pulled out of that traffic, went up the median and that is when it people,these three including the two police officers. it was a horrible scene. we are told the driver of that metro bus got out and sprinted in the words of the police like he has never seen anyone sprint before and come to the aid of those police officers. ems on the scene within seconds and they rush them to the hospital. that is why the police chief now.they are alive right
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the first thing everyone thinks of his terrorism. the police chief a message for everyone. let's listen. somee have done background checks and right now we do not have any information to suggest this was a terrorist related event. still unclear what the motivation was, what the was alcoholif there or drugs and fall. part of the evidence process we can tell you that truck did crash several hundred feet up 18th street the remain closed into the early morning. there was an illegal assault weapon inside that weapon. now both the driver and the passenger are facing serious charges including assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill. sam ford working on this story and he will have much more coming up on the news first at 4:00. i'm sam sweeney, abc 7 news. adrianna: thanks for
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the update. the former mayor of fairfax city will spend three months behind bars after being arrested in a meth bust. scotte sentenced richard silverthorne to five years but all but three were suspended. last august silverthorne was arrested for trying to sell meth. his five year sentence was a lot less than the 40 years he was facing. now to the fallout from capitol hill. it was must-see tv, all eyes on the testimony of fired fbi director james comey. comey said the trump administration lied about him and the fbi, something the white house has denied with president trump tweeting that comey was a leaker for the media. the nation continues to react. reporter: it's the case of he said-he said that's captivated capitol hill and the country. >> do you solemnly swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? reporter: drama
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tic testimony from james comey revealing under oath that he documented conversations with the president out of concern. >> i was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting. reporter: revealed he leaked information about the conversations he had with the president after trump tweeted comey had better hope there are no tapes of conversations. >> i asked a friend of mine to share the contents of the memo with a reporter. reporter: not mincing words over why he believed he was fired. >> i was fired because of the russia investigation. reporter: after a long silence, the president punched back on " despite some in a false statements -- total and complete vindication, and wow, comey is aleaker." the one piece of testimony and his lawyer have pointed to as a solid truth that the president was not under sbi investigation. >> i
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gather from all of this you are willing to say now that while you were directed the president of the united states was not under investigation. is that a fair statement? >> that is correct. reporter: that does not mean the president is not under investigation now. the truth of the contested conversations may come down to the tapes president trump tweeted may exist. tapes comey and many in congress are demanding to hear. >> i have seen between about tapes. lordy,i hope there are tapes. the president's lawyer plans to file a complaint comey with the inspector general asking for an inquiry into comey for leaking details of the flynn conversation. or constantnd f updates on the latest from capitol hill, be sure to follow our website, wjla.com, as we continue to follow this developing story. and developing right now, great britain's prime minister theresa may's future is looking uncertain. u.k.'s. election ended in a hung parliament.
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resign but she is refusing. reporter: america's closest ally is now in political turmoil. after suffering a severe blow in losing an overall majority in parliament, prime minister theresa may is still clinging onto power but fairly. making her way to meet the queen of buckingham palace to ask her permission to form the next government. before making the short drive back to 10 downing to reassure britain. >> i will now form a government, government that can provide certainty and lead britain forward at this critical time for our country. reporter: may will be forming a government in partnership with northern ireland's small democratic unionist party to get enough members and parliament to be able to govern this country. she called the election seven weeks ago when she was ahead in the polls and expected a landslide victory. but her campaign, which
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trump building a strong and stable britain, began losing touch with some of the voters. by contrast, the labour party whoser jeremy corbyn policy about free education registry did -- resonated with the younger voters. >> politics has changed. and politics is not going back into the box where it was before. reporter: the prime minister may have suffered a bruising but make no mistake her message is that she is still in charge. no>> now let's get to work. fact that theresa may is still prime minister means that in all likelihood not much will change. that special relationship will likely remain intact. of thea: right now some sidewalks in d.c. are colored with pride.
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mayor browser to paint the crosswalk the colors of the rainbow. it coincides with pride week and comes as the president did not declare june lb dtq pride month. bowser says that does not affect how d.c. feels about the gay community. changed onlots election day last year but i know what did not change and that's us. and that is our commitment to the values that make us an inclusive and diverse city. adrianna: tomorrow all of the crosswalks at 17th street will be painted with a colors of the rainbow from r to p street. we are getting you prepared for d.c. pride. abc 7 and news channel 8 are proud sponsors. we will carry it live on news channel 8 and stream it on wjla.com. you can catch all the festivities starting at 4:30 saturday and sunday we are airing the equality march from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. don't
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your pride pictures. be sure to send them to us. you might even see them here on air. it is a beautiful start to the weekend, to this friday and hopefully the weather will hold up for the pride celebrations this weekend. brian van de graaff is here with a look at your forecast. brian: i'll tell you what, this day could not be much better. temperatures in the 80's with blue skies and low humidity. and it feels superb. we head to the weekend for pride festival, the temperatures will be ratcheting up a little bit but humidity remains in check. humidity will not up until we get to sunday, monday tom frank. -- time frame. we look at the midday numbers on a friday. upper 70's from quantico to leesburg to warrenton. spectacular across the dmv. we will peak in the lower 80's before those numbers slip to the 70's in the evening
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head to the nats game. temperatures in the 70's for the first pitch. if you're heading to celebrate liveax, i'll be there later this afternoon at for the overnight hours, nearly as cool as it has been the last couple of days. if you 50's in the burbs. tomorrow and even milder day with lots of sunshine. we will touch on that in the next 10 days coming up. adrianna: thank you so much. ok, still ahead here on abc 7 news, officers in new jersey on the hot seat. the arrests that may cost them their jobs or jail time. plus, breaking her silence we hear from chelsea manning for the first time. and a texting tumble. the video you have to do a double check of -- that shows you have to do a double check of where you are. angela: well, we've got
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problems on the roadways for this midday, looking at the capital beltway, we had four accidents within the last hour. all lanes reopened. we continue to see residual delays through bethesda and through greenbelt on the the inner loop.n friday getaway, yes, is in effect. southbound 95 on the brakes. an earlier vehicle fire that has been established. we are looking up volume delays as you head towards occoquan. we're also looking at northbound delays on interstate 95 heading towards the springfield mixing bowl. district or the into georgetown, no issues as you crash the key bridge. traffic in -- as you cross the key bridge. no issues on 394 through arlington. that is the latest from traffic watch.
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>> you are watching abc 7 news at noon, on your side. must-see video out of new jersey. a woman with her eyes on her phone falling headfirst into an open cellar. she tumbled 8 feet into a basement over a text message. a worker rush to her aid. she went to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. caught on camera, police officers kicking a man involved in a fiery crash. this happened sunday following a high-speed chase in new jersey. the man police were chasing ran into another leading to that fiery scene. the man escaped from the fire and once the police arrived to the scene, officers apparently began taking and dragging the man.
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was not the man they were chasing. that was the man the suspect slammed into. >> it did not look like helpful hand. soon we will go to the process for termination. adrianna: a union representative says the video shows the officers putting out the flames, not kicking and beating the man. in criticalis condition. the man and the high-speed chase is now in police custody. new developments in the bill cosby trial. experts from the 2005 police interview transcript were read to the jury. that interview paints a different story than the one of his accuser andrea constand waht . bill cosby told police she gave of beenve her 1.5 pills a drill and not the three blue pills she described her he also said she was awake and conscious when he made his advances. reporter: chelsea manning sat down for an exclusive interview. >> who is chelsea manning? >> i'm
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in prison for seven years convicted by military tribunal and sentence for releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to wikileaks. asked if she thinks she owes the american public an apology for the biggest information leak in military history? >> i expect responsibility. nobody directed me to do this. this is me. reporter: what compelled her to risk her military career and break the law? >> all this information and it is death, destruction, mayhem and eventually you stop, i stopped seeing justice statistics and information and i started seeing people. reporter: she said she wanted to spark a debate about what she was seeing as an army intelligence analyst but some only saw her as a traitor who made classified information available. >> i have a responsibility to the public. we all have a responsibility. reporter: manning pleaded guilty to some charges but was acquitted
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of aiding the enemy. five mins ago, president obama commuted her sentence. president obama: i feel comfortable that justice has been served. >> thank you. for giving me a chance, that is all i wanted. reporter: getting to this point was not easy to chelsea manning endured solitary confinement and struggled for access to treatment but she told us she had to transition in prison because she said, i had to be w ho i am. abcanna: and that as an exclusive, the first time chelsea manning is speaking out. right now you still have a chance to be richer than your wildest dreams. the powerball jackpot is at $435 million. to mouse prize ha -- tomorrow's $263 million cash prize. the odds are one in 293
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brian: so you are saying there is a chance. a limited chance. the weather outside is awesome. veronica johnson was out of the fairfax fair. our sponsor for the weekend. i'm heading out this afternoon. all weekend, the pride festival, parade, it is going to be worn and sunny and dry. adrianna: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. brian: hydrate. water, water. take a look at this live picture from a hobart beach, delaware, along the boardwalk. looking good this afternoon. -- from rehoboth beach, delaware. yesterday it was not a very nice day at the beach but today a different story. 76 degrees, the winds out of the southwest at 11. lots of folks lined up along the shore ready to take advantage of the beach. if you're headed to the beach today, tomorrow or sunday, make it a beach weekend. it is great weather finally at the shore.
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this afternoon, 80 degrees at that beat. tomorrow mid 80's with partly sunny skies and by sunday upper 80's. we are looking at a warming trend. locally, we are in the mid and upper 70's. very comfortable and through the afternoon it should be spectacular. maybe a little lunch outside. it will be superb. the difference today and what is coming up later in the week is that humidity will start to build. nationals are playing tonight are looking good. celebrate fairfax looking good. no matter what you have planned weatherwise it is going to cooperate. sundown at8:32. into the weekend we have several events. i want to talk about one in the morning tomorrow. it is the airlines owners and policy association wing and wheels event in frederick. cars, motorcycles and airplanes together. you can check that out tomorrow afternoon, the pride parade kicks off at dupont and logan circles. upper 80's.nd
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remain dry. your extended forecast shows that he does linger all the way through the weekend and into next week. in fact, it is going to be hot, mid 90's monday and tuesday. wednesday, couple of isolated storms and that pattern remains stagnant through the following weekend, father's day, still warm with a hit or miss shower. adrianna: i will take it. brian: a nice warming trend. adrianna: we will be right back.
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me to listen carefully. i'm ralph northam,aught and when survivors of the virginia tech shooting asked me to support an assault weapons ban and close the gun show loophole, i took on the fight. i saw what those weapons can do as an army doctor during the gulf war. now, i'm listening carefully to donald trump, and i think he's a narcissistic maniac. whatever you call him, we're not letting him bring his hate into virginia.
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when you genuinely care about the people you serve, their safety comes first. that's why we ask you to put safety first. your life could depend on it. unplug devices that you aren't using. replace worn out extension cords, too. call 811 to locate any underground lines at least two days before you dig. novec wants everyone to be safe around electricity. from safety demonstrations, to safety tips on our website, at novec, it's "safety first." adrianna: happening tonight, the celebrate fairfaxadrianna: festival kicks off. and7 is a proud sponsor john gonzalez is in fa
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of the excitement. john: i got to admit this afternoon we have been sampling some of the snow cones and the barbecue. this is a. celebrate fairfax getting ready to open its doors in a few hours. we're talking three days of fun, 24 acres in the government center of fairfax county. 36th annual the celebrate fairfax, the largest music and entertainment event in all of northern virginia. this is the guy that put the together. you got good sno cones and great performance. >> you have got to try the final -- the funnel cake. we have great performances. 8re than that, we have stages of entertainment, 130 performances and a craft brew festival on sunday. ,f you use the code 20 brew half-price, $20 for the entire festival. john: fair oaks mall, you can
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fireworks tonight and tomorrow, 40 rides, including that one. 115 foot drop. i'm braveow if enough to try that. there is a lot to do here and you know, abc 7 will have a tent here tonight into the weekend. come by and say hi and get some goodies. it is going to be a great event. also tonight, the golden state warriors look to close out the nba finals in cleveland. golden state needs one more win to capture their second championship in three seasons. the cavaliers are hoping they can stay alive. now down 3-0. no team in history has come back from that deficit to win it all. game four tips off tonight at 9:00 on abc 7. it is friday and the sun is out to stay. brian van de graaff has a final check of your weekend forecast.
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