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last night. apparently grew tired of waiting in traffic and sped in the oncoming lane. hitting two bicycle officers and a ddot traffic worker before crashing into a trash truck. chief newsham said both were injured, one critically and the suspect had a gun in the pickup truck. >> we have an officer in critical but stable condition. the officer, we are concerned about the prognosis for that particular officer. sam: the other officer is expected to be released. the ddot worker released last night. >> traffic control officer. been with the agency for five years. she is part of the nightlife task force. sam: a witness took the picture after the crash. the driver of the striking pickup truck is identified as brandon figure-mormon. the passenger dwayne taylor. figure-mormon is still hospitalized. taylor is expected to be arraigned today. >> we have done interviews and
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and we don't have any information to suggest this is terror related event. >> both of the defendants are from prince george's county, virginia. the driver of the vehicle figure-mormon according to the records from down there was arrested in 2014 for marijuana possession and an assault on corrections/law enforcement officer. reporting live from northwest washington i'm sam ford. abc7 news. alison: thank you. we know that adams morgan can be a busy neighborhood. that is the case last night. today witnesses tell us about the terror of seeing this speeding truck. then some people unable to get out of the way. q mccray continues the team coverage from the neighborhood. q? q: we spoke to a lot of witnesses here today. they all told me that they still can't stop thinking about what happened last night around 7:30 in
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northwest 18th street. you see the orange markings? they mark where the collision happened. >> what do you think it is? >> i hope it is. >> jay waited 16 hours to get access to the car again. >> it was a struggle because i was across the street in another establishment. we got trapped in there. the street was locked down. >> his car was caught in the crime scene after a pickup plowed over two officers and a third person on 18th street northwest last night. he recorded this cell phone video of the aftermath. including a crushed bicycle and an officer being treated by paramedics. he fears that the officer's blood stained his car. >> it was blood coming out of his eyes. it was rough. >> like me and the woman in front of me i was taking the order for looked over. we saw there
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the floor. >> she had a different vantage point from her job. she faces the street all day long. >> there is a pause with everyone on the sidewalk. they started to run over to him. q: thomas took pictures of the injured officer by the bus. >> some people were calling on their phones. like 911. waving over the other cops that are down the street. >> a third witness shared this footage with us. there were dozens of people out last night in this area of adams morgan. >> there will be even more people out here tonight on a friday night. you notice the m.p.d. is here right now. they say they will have increased presence on 18th street later tonight. alison: thank you. get alerted to breaking news when it happens in your neighborhood. scribe at >> summer doesn't start for another couple of weeks but we are getting early taste of it. get the first look at
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forecast. steve: it's beautiful. if you can get outdoors take advantage of it. the temperature is 82 at reagan national airport. heading to the west and look at oakland, maryland, 64 degrees. that is all going to change moving in the end of the weekend and next week. show you what is going on with the satellite and the radar from stormwatch7. not a lot. hardly any cloud cover out there now. a beautiful everything ahead. the temperatures will fall to the mid-70's by 9:00. we have a heatwave on the way. i'll show you the temperature trend for five days. the daytime highs, middle 90's. by sunday continue to monday and tuesday. could be record challenging heat. then we talk about a cooldown coming up in a ten-day outlook co
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larry: the nation's capital at the epicenter of the gay rights move. pride weekend is tomorrow. we have more on the events. >> this is the heart of the pride parade route. check out sidewalk here. festooned in the rainbow colors. this year there is more of a political edge to festivities. washington, d.c. hasn't gone over the rainbow but it is swimming in them. >> we need to be accounted for and defended. >> gay pride draws visitors from across the country and around the world. >> it means a
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>> this is an opportunity for the allies across the country to come together and stand up against hate and resist trump and any politician who seeks to legislate discrimination. >> organizers for the equality march for the unity assembled on the national mall. the spot where the march will end sunday. while saturday will be fun and entertainment, and sunday's event takes on an urgent tone. >> we feel attacked by the current administration. there is a lot to lose. >> back live now. you can see the city really decorated for pride. >> this will be fun. there is a block
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festival downtown and the concert with miley cyrus. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. alison: thank you. it's been 24 hours and washington is still buzzing over the dramatic testimony from former f.b.i. director james comey. today, president trump's lawyer made it clear he plans to file a complaint for looking into comey leaking information. now indications that the president could face questioning underneath. we have more with the reaction. >> president trump picking and choosing which part of james comey's testimony he says are true and which are false. >> no collusion. no obstruction. he is leaker. he confirmed a lot of what i said but some things weren't true. >> you can't cherry pick it. >> the former f.b.i. director under oath and accusing the white house of lying, the president asking for his
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drop an investigation and firing him because of the russia probe. today the president addressing the claims. >> he did say under oath that you told him to let the flynn, you said you hoped the flynn investigation you could like -- president trump: i didn't say that. >> so he lied about that? president trump: well, i didn't say that. i will tell you i didn't say that. >> did he ask you -- >> there would be nothing wrong if i did say it according to everybody i read today but i did not say that. >> house speaker paul ryan has come to trump's defense dismissing the idea of republicans are considering impeachment if trump were a democrat facing the same allegations. >> no. no, i don't think we would, actually. i don't think it's at all the case. >> but a former republican congressman who was a big part of president clinton's impeachment is calling ryan's bluff. bob english tweeting the house speaker today writing, "you know this isn't true. you know that you would be inquiring into impeachment if this were a democrat." the president wouldn't give a
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whether there are tapes with the conversations of james comey only saying that is maybe something he will answer in the near future. asked whether he will testify under oath, president trump said, "100%." abc news, washington. alison: well, president trump used a local maryland highway as an example for a new effort to speed up aproval for infrastructure projects. he tossed binders on a desk and among the binders was a final environmental impact statement for the i.c.c., the intercounty connector. the president said his goal is solve obstacles for the costly, for approval to build. larry: prince george's county man pleading guilty to d.u.i. crash that killed five people but he never showed up for sentencing. richard reeve is live with new developments in the case. >> the judge called the sentencing one of the saddest moments of his career. kevin kelly convict and stensed now to 50
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bars. was convicted driving while drunk when he crashed in a car at a red light. his blood alcohol was .14. he was also traveling 70 miles per hour when he rear-eneded in a car at the light. we have dash cam video from in the area. kelly saw him and started to speed up. the impact killed two sisters. 35-year-old curtis and tiffany curtis. children, 15-year-old and 1-year-old also lost their lives. passenger members say justice ison
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grieving. >> i appreciate the mercy by giving him the max. >> kelly never showed up for sentencing. it's believed that the battery died in the electronic bracelet or he removed it. he was captured three days later. in court he addressed the family saying, "i can't imagine what you were going through. i wish it was my life not the little ones. i want to ask you and god to forgive me." live in upper marlboro, richard reeve. alison: thank you. now a developing story involving bill cosby. prosecuted rested their case on day five of the salt trial. up next -- the sex assault trial. up next might be the comedian himself. he said he would not testify last month but a week in the
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publicist said it is now a possibility. cosby of course accused of drugging and molesting andrea constand at his pennsylvania home in 2004 >> nobody knew. i lived a double life. >> coming up, set free but feeling remorse. why the mayor called the time in prison a blessing in disguise. >> up next, a picture perfect day to go up in a hot air balloon. but how a gust of wind made for a scary ride. >> from the warm fair in celebrate fairfax to a very soothing jacuzzi. i'm going to talk to the celebrate fairfax organizer. i think we may just do it from a hot tub here on the ground. live from the fairfax county government center. more coming up in a bit. >> this is the bes
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faster than they do. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger. the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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alison: a scary hot air balloon ride. you have to see this. a gust of wind swings a balloon into another. look at that. a man in another balloon. he got tossed from it. we are told he would be okay but a scary ride. larry: absolutely. alison: back at home, celebrate fairfax festival kicks off tonight. abc7 and newschannel8 proud sponsors of the weekend's festival. larry: i can't wait to go out there after the show. join stormwatch7's meteorologist brian van de graaff out there tonight. hopefully he will be dried off by the time i get out there. what can people expect outside of a wet brian van de graaff? alison: are you in the hot tub. brian: i am but there is no water. it's trickery there. we are in the hot tubs. thanks to the friends to take part of the hot tub. we want to talk about the fair. this is barry, he runs the organization for celebrate fairfax. >> i do. i would love to put this on with a team of
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brian: tell me about this. it used to be the fairfax fair but this is not just agriculture anymore. it's a combination and mix of different things happening here. >> we changed the name in 1999 i think it was. the idea was really we are more of a festival. we started to become a music festival. we have roots to the county fair but we don't have a lot of agriculture here. we import it from somebody else. brian: bush is the headline. everclear this weekend. some of the big acts. something i want you to tell me about is the beer garden on sunday. >> we have an event within the event. we are doing the sunday brew. it's an all you can taste if you will bottomless taste beer festival from 12:00 to 6:00 on sunday. you go on the website and enter code 20 brew. instead of it being $40, you will get it for $20. brian: that is a deal. fairfax county, celebrate fairfax tonight through midnight 6:00 t
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i'm here for a big chunk of the weekend. now back to steve rudin. celebrate fairfax here but pride parade downtown. a lot going on. steve: i see you in the hot tub. i thought you'd be in the speedo. what is up with that? what is going on? brian: tomorrow! steve: okay. brian: it's a better day. steve: get everyone out there. brian is out there in the hot tub with a speedy -- speedo on. have fun! a great everything here in rehoboth beach, delaware. plenty of sunshine. a few clouds. temperatures are 72 degrees. let's talk about the beach forecast moving through the upcoming weekend. picture perfect. it doesn't get better than this. lower 80's saturday and sunday. nice weekend. don't forget to download the weather app. we may have showers in the afternoon but closer to the metro area. lower 80's in frederick. 79 at dulles. winchester at
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garrett county. 66 degrees in oakland, maryland. this is eight degrees warmer than yesterday at reagan national airport. there is not a lot going on. passing clouds. it will stay dry for this evening. nighttime lows will fall in the mid-60's. inside the capital beltway. cooler off to the north and west. waking up tomorrow morning, busy start to your weekend. temperatures are upper 50's to lower 60's. great weather for the farmer's market. you are not going to need a jacket. temperatures will warm up nicely through mid-morning. 86 degrees by 2:00 in the afternoon. highs in the mid-al to upper 80's.
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tomorrow afternoon with temperatures 87. the 5k is early sunday morning. it will be 85 degrees by 11:00. take it easy. the high pressure moves off the coast. we move in the day monday and tuesday. the ten-day outlook shows highs in the mid-90's. the heat index near 100 degrees. cool it down for next week. the next weekend is father's day. we have a chance of isolated thunderstorm. this looks like it is okay for the outdoor activities overall. alison: okay. larry: still can't get over brian. steve: you look at it like this through your fingers. alison: we were talking about the speedos. we are talking about the beach. larry: looking like a perfect beach weekend. alison: still to come a new look you
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larry: a dangerous problem killing ducks at the reflecting pool. alison: brian van de graaff is out there -- brianne carter is out there. have they treated the water? brianne: they have. but it is just not enough. a gorgeous day out here. this is an iconic spot. with a problem working in the water. >> to me it's sad. put a preventive measure in effect. >> the national park service says over two-day period last month approximately 80 ducks were found dead in the reflecting pool. >> yo
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suffer. >> the problem is the water borne parasite in the pool. >> we have shocked the water with the chlorine to kill the parasites. the bacteria. brianne: but that is not enough. the park service will drain the pool and then have it cleaned and refilled. a prose that is expected to take a week -- process that is expected to take a week. >> it's probably necessary to drain it. >> visitors are told to stay out of the reflecting pool. the firms say folks who come in prolonged contact with the water could develop a rash but the risk to people is low. the park service says once this wraps up and the water is back in, they will continue to test the water for the
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something they do but stepped up since discovering the parasite. >> thank you. coming up, a fight for freedom. the new twist in the legal process to free roman polanski. >> after three months in jail a former
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. larry: the former mayor of fairfax city is now out of jail. he was sentenced to time served and released earlier today. jeff goldberg caught up with him as he was being released. jeff: scott silverthorne waited for this for the last three months but the joy of being released from yale is tempered by the pain of last year -- released from jail is tempered by the pain of last year. >> i regret i put my community through this. >> dozens of supporters many wearing silver ribbons packed a courtroom for silverthorne's sentencing for a crime committed last july. he was busted in tysons corner accused of trading methamphetamine for sex with other men. silverthorne, a fairfax native in his third term as mayor
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resigned soon after. >> i was in complete denial. truth be told, that i had a problem. jeff: he calls the arrest a blessing in disguise. >> nobody knew. nobody. people might have suspected, but nobody knew. i lived a double life. >> today the judge sentenced silverthorne to five months in prison with all but three months suspended meaning his time in jail was over. >> happy to have him back. >> hey! jeff: he is now a free man. >> i'm on the road to recovery. i feel good about that. >> we are here to support him. >> he will spend time with friends and family but in the future he wants to focus providing less fortunate inmates with the help and the resources they need. jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: prime minister theresa may attempting to form minority government after her
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dramatically backfired, resulting in a hung parliament. bigger leader was the labor leader who massively outperforming what was predicted predicted in the polls. he will play a bigger role in the british parliament. may says she will form coalition with the northern ireland party. >> i will now form a government that can provide certainty. alison: the u.s. respects decision of the british voters and look forward to working with the prime minister. >> new developments in a decade old sexual assault case against roman polanski. he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting samantha, 13 at the time. he fled to france before the sentencing. today samantha asked them to dismiss the case. >> he wasie
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sentence and he owes me nothing, he owes the state of california nothing except to show up here eventually i think. larry: polanski claimed the judge in case who is now deceased said he wouldn't honor the plea agreement. chelsea manning speaking out to abc news for the first time. the former army soldier who is transgender is out of prison is pardoned for her role leaking documents to wikileaks. lindsey mastis has the latest on this. lindsey: chelsea manning is releasing why. >> all this, the death, destruction and mayhem and eventually i stopped seeing just the statistics and the information. i started to see people. lindsey: manning is convicted of releasing documents. but she was acquitted of the serious charge and as for being pardoned by president
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obama -- >> thank you. a chance is all i wanted. lindsey: manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. the longest for an american leaker. at the "live desk," lindsey mastis. alison: thank you. well, hundreds of people gathered in san francisco to honor the man who helped launch the modern pride movement. gilbert baker recited the rain -- created the rainbow flag in 1978. he passed away in march but one of his friends said he will live on through the flag. >> his legacy will go on for hundreds of years. it's an inspiration to see it coming around the world. alison: the gathering took place in castro district where the flag hangs on every corner. baker was 65 years old.
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are colored with pride. gay community leaders joined mayor bowser this morning at 17th street northwest to paint a crosswalk the color of the rainbow. tomorrow all the crosswalks from 17th street from r to p will be painted in the pride colors. abc7 and newschannel8 are proud sponsors of this year's pride parade. don't forget we want to see your pride pictures. send them to us at you might even see them on air. larry? larry: extraordinary birthdays. coming up, the working woman taking care of a special group of kids on their special day. >> advocate for toplessness is making waves at a local beach. alison: ahead at 6:00, look at this. a mom going toe to scales with a five-foot long snake. how she handled
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brian: brian van de graaff live at the government center for a fairfax. a key chain kiss a meteorologist? wait a minute, how did it get in there? we have other
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out. if you are coming out tonight the temperatures in the 80's now. slip in 70's. comfortable this evening. the low humidity. falling to the 70's. the next couple of days in the upper 80's tomorrow. 90's by sunday. sunday is a 5k for this event that is coming up on saturday. sunday morning at 8:00. it will be a lot of fun. we have more on "abc7 news at 5:00" from the fair and the studio coming up after this. vo: delivering cleaner, reliable energy... creating jobs for our veterans... helping those in need save money on their energy bills. it takes 16,000 dominion energy employees doing the job. and now, dominion energy is investing $15 billion to build
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families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way. alison: who doesn't love a birthday party? especially little kids. have you thought about what happens when a child has a birthday and they live in a homeless shelter? do they get a party, presents, cake? tonight's working woman makes sure they do. and she is getting national attention for her great work. >> we have bandannas. >> when she was a kid her mother made every birthday special. >> my mom would make things magical. >> we were limited resources. but i really didn't know it. alison: now she is carrying on the tradition for little ones in the d.c. area who are homeless. she creates personalized parties like costumes and games, cake, and
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a former event and party planner started extraordinary birthdays out of her basement. now six years later she gives more than 130 birthday parties a year at eight different shelters. >> i love to say this is the best party of my life. they are like 5. >> leak won a nationwide contest from l'oréal called women of worth. she was chosen from 6,000 applicants. she won money and a chance to move in a new space for extraordinary birthdays. she said the most touching moment often comes after the birthday boy and girls blow out the candles. >> the first voice that my mom gets out of this place. second voice says we want a home. >> she engages the parents. they fill out a questionnaire and direct party details. >> we want them to feel like besides the environment they are in, this is their party. we are here to help facilitate it and be the fun people to make it
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>> wikileaks says for the children, it's more than a party. >> when i come in the home, we are not seeing them every day. we are giving them a moment. alison: they have 30 volunteers and do parties from children ages 1 to 12. each child gets a brand new book in addition to their birthday gift. larry: awesome. alison: she says she loves watching the kids get that book and writing their name in it. knowing it is theirs to keep. larry: what a great gift. alison: one of my favorites. larry: a great story. thanks. coming up next on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- a new look at a local beach. how a topless advocate is making waves at a popular beach. >> 24 hours ago hardly anybody heard of this but thanks to quick thinking this sign and james comey, don is fielding calls from across the country.
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the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about. i was proud to stand with president obama because progressive causes have been my life's work. i'm tom perriello, and i'm running for governor to reduce economic inequality, raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone.
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alison: with the heat climbing ocean city will b
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topless when they are on the sand. did you know that? brad bell explains why. brad: ellicott ocean city lifegs keep a close eye on the swimmers. they see a lot on the beach. but they're told to turn a blind eye to topless women. memo that lead to debate in the sand. >> guys can do it, why can't girls? i want a good tan. >> i would rather see it somewhere else. this is a family place. keep it decent. brad: the back story, an activist for bare chestedness chelsea covington, that is her in a video walking topless to rock creek park. but he is said where a man can go bare chested, women can too. she sent us a statement saying at the core this is about asserting equality and rejecting body shaming, bullying and victim blaming. not able to refute the claim, ocean city asked for
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general that hasn't happened so the tops on enforcement is on hold. police handling issues on a case-by-case basis. >> it doesn't matter to me. >> either way. >> either way. >> it's your personal preference. i'm not comfortable with it. ok. brad: some stories call for reporter participation i am here to tell you this one does not. coming up at 6:00, you will hear from the mayor of ocean city. one of few times you hear a politician publicly call for a cover-up. in ocean city, brad bell, abc7 news. larry: thanks, brad. "7 on your side" consumer alert now. pandora, the online music service trying to raise cash to battle spotify and other streaming music services. pandora selling 20% stake in sirius for $480 million. pandora is
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radio service that launched sub cription service in march. don't forget to pick up power ball tickets. saturday's jackpot is up to $435 million after no one matched winning numbers for wednesday's drawing in the eighth largest jackpot ever. if you win and take a lump sum payout you will get only $273 million. alison: that's it? larry: it may not be worth it for you. alison: coming up at 6:00, new information about one of the men inside the truck that plowed into police officers in adam's morgan late -- adams morgan late last night. plus -- >> shots fired. shots fired. alison: caught on video. the terrifying moments leading up to a tense standoff. recall alert for birth control pill that is a placebo. that's ahead at 6:00. larry: a lot of traffic to be aware this weekend. events include the pride weekend. celebrate fairfax and a ak and
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they all mean street closures. julie wright has the weekend traffic watch. >> this goes without saying. we have a lot going on this weekend to keep in mind. starting off with the capital pride parade. everyone is showing colors tomorrow. street closures in effect from 1:00 to 7:30 tomorrow night. the start at the parade 22 and p street to make its way to dupont and new hampshire avenue to r street. then 17th and south to p street. ending up off of 14th street to t street. but also earlier in the day, the purple stripe 5k walk/run at 8:00 across the mall. basically from 12th street to third street in northwest. also some additional closures between understood pen dense avenue and e street in southwest. on sunday the equality march for unity and pride. 17th street along constitution avenue. closures there. as well as along pennsylvania avenue. 15th street and constitution avenue. have a great weekend, everybody. back to you. larry: all right. al
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great weekend weather wise. larry: i think so. alison: what do you say, steve? steve: it will be really nice. gorgeous out there now. lower humidity. temperatures in the 80's for the most part. plenty of sunshine. clouds here and there. 82 at reagan national. 81 in luray. a lot of visitors are in town enjoying the nice weather. i hope you is a chance to get out there and enjoy it. temperatures through the evening hours and overnight will slowly take a slide in the 60's. so overnight lows in town tomorrow morning. around 62 to 65 degrees. pretty nice out there to start your saturday. this is what the stormwatch7 satellite and radar looks like. hardly anything going on. that is the trend overnight and most of the day tomorrow. i can't rule out a slight chance for isolated shower afternoon and the early everything hour. 20 to 30% risk. most of you won't see anything at all. pride parade should go on fine. good timeo
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should the showers develop. wakeup tomorrow is 60 in fairfax. 63 in downtown d.c. hyattsville is hotter than today tomorrow. 89 in manassas. 89 at leesburg. upper 80's in downtown d.c. the heat index values likely the lower 90's. by sunday that is when we will crank up the heat and the humidity. highs in the mid-90's. feels like upper 90's to close to 100 degrees. take a look for ten of day temperature trend. hottest of the next ten days come sunday, monday, tuesday. 9 to 96 -- 94 to 96. we may see heat advisory posted for the area. cool it down by thursday and friday of next week. for the following weekend it's father's day weekend.
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it will be in the middle to the upper 80's. head to the news desk to talk about sports. e -- erin: i love sports. game four of cavaliers-warriors is tonight. for the first time since 2007 lebron james faces possibility of being swept in the nba finals. steph curry remembers how the cavs beat them in last year's final and he has his eyes on the prize. >> we are right there on the brink of it. it is easy to stay hungry. until we reach the final goal. we haven't done anything really. a lot to talk about but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of what the ultimate goal is. >> they are close, though. will the warriors sweep or will lebron and the cavs live to see another day. watch game four on abc7. tip-off at 9:00. coverage at
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national slugger ryan zimmerman isn't one to elaborate when it comes to his resur yens this season but -- resurgence this season but he always has time for kids. today was all about reading at capital city public charter school. >> he hits one out of the ballpark. >> when he is not busy smashing home runs, nationals first baseman zimmerman -- >> may have been the smallest one on the field. but there is nothing puny about her skills. >> takes time to read to kids. if you want to know the end of book you have to read the rest of it. promise? okay. erin: it's part of the d.c. public schools summer reading program. >> this year he is
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>> when i was a kid we got book its and if you read so many books you got a free pizza if pizza hut. erin: it says a lot about you that you have a game later today. you took time to do it. how important is it? >> reading is huge. with all the technology these days and it's easy to get distracted and forget learning how to read. erin: wow! great point. we didn't have ipads when i was a kid. i don't know if i would have been reading as much as i did. it's a good point. i'm glad he is doing the program. >> it means so much to the kids. to see solone like him. >> they were screaming they were so happy. larry: paying attention. alison: they were. see you later. business was slow for a d.c. native tour business. coming up, how it changed with yesterday's coverage after james comey's testimony?
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larry: display of capitalism in the capital. a local businessman seizing on the nonstop comey coverage to plug his new venture. ryan hughes explains. >> don knows d.c. like the back of his hand. he has lived here for 40 years. he launched his own tour company, d.c. tours. >> this is a three-hour guided evil tour through d.c. pointing out the black history. but the seats had been empty. business is slow. that changed after this. he held up a sign advertising the company behind wolf blitzer in the coverage of the fired james comey's dramatic system.
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>> he is always waiting for the next opportunity. he immediately got his sign and got in fronted of the camera. >> people noticed and they tweeted about the advertising. he is also fielding negative e-mails and the viewers telling him he was a cheap blow. he has been the under dog before. losing to marion berry in the 1994 mayoral primary but he is hoping the creative marketing play will turn the new business around. >> no collusion. no obstruction. he is a leaker. >> the president fires back at fired f.b.i. director
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>> shots fired. >> caught on video the terrifying moment. intense standoff begins. what happened next and how it all ended. will topless sunbathing be allowed? that battle is brewing ahead. >> from abc7 news, this is a breaking news alert. >> breaking right now charges dropped against a passenger in a truck that plowed into two d.c. police officers and a ddot worker last night in adams morgan. one of the officers is seriously hurt. police say they have ruled out terrorism as a moment. sam ford is following the breaking developments. he is live where the officers are being treated. sam? >> yes, michelle, that was a surprise. i will talk about that
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another driver struck by the driver they thought would be released today. people who witnessed what happened said it was incredible. >> i couldn't believe what i was seeing. i thought it was from a tv show. >> this man didn't want to be identified but saw it all last night. a pickup truck driver grew tired of waiting in traffic and sped out of his way to on coming lane. carrying the officer on the hood before he fell off. then it spun in the intersection into a trash truck. >> right now we have an officer in critical but stable condition. >> the other officer due to be


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