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go to wjla.com/votenow and spin the wheel to where you stand. alison: abc7 has team coverage today. the stormwatch7's chief meteorologist doug hill is in the weather center. steve rudin is out and about getting cool in arlington. michelle: tom roussey in northwest. let's begin with doug hill. not much relief for happy hour or dinner outside. doug: you are right about that. the temperatures and the heat index the way it feels now is the same at 6:00 or 7:00. some relief is on the way. at the moment, the temperatures are in the 90's in many spots. cooler breeze at quantico to make it 87. everybody else in the lower 90's. we have been higher. an hour or so ago we hit 95 at reagan national. tying the record high for the date. nats in town opening a series against the braves. first pitch 88. muggy. you will not need a jacket tonight at the ballpark. that's a good guarantee. no rain worries either. or rain desires. you may have to hold that off a couple of days, too. the story overnight 68 to 78, clear, warm and muggy a
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light winds. hot one tomorrow. and then relief. we'll highlight that in a few moments but for now we go to near pentagon city and arlington, steve rudin, who is on your side always. out with the kids. finding some relief. you don't look too cool right now, steve. you look a little sweaty there, dude. steve: a little sweaty. that might be an understatement. i walked my dog earlier this morning. comfortable. on the humid side. all of a sudden it got so hot, here we are in arlington. a lot of kids and adults alike enjoying themselves at the water park. perfect day to take in the sun, the heat and try to keep cool. it's so hot today we tied the record at reagan national airport. we hit 95 degrees. not quite a record at dulles. not quite a record at b.w.i. marshall. are you having fun? >> yes. steve: everybody having fun? >> yes. steve: what is your favorite thing about the hot weather? >> it's my
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steve: it's your birthday? my gosh! it's the birthday and summer and that is why she loves the hot weather. a lot of folks have to deal with the hot weather. they have torque two in it and stay outside for a long period of time. head to tom roussey in northwest d.c. tom? tom: yeah, it's pretty hot out here as well obviously, as you were saying. most of the river, we are not seeing anybody on it. we are seeing one lone boat. the folks look like they are having a good time. but for the most part they have even abandoned the potomac river. they are not seeing a lot of folks out here. we have seen active people today. the video from the area around the national mall. we also took video of the construction workers who had to be out there near 395 today as well. that is a very hot job in weather like this. there is really no escaping the sun for a lot of them. they were having to find ways to keep cool as were folks on the mall. you know, we caught up with one group that
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year. they don't care how cold it is. in today's case, they don't care how hot it is. we talk to one of them afterwards. why were you out there today? >> it's sometimes very hot. but it's great fun. this is a good group of people that come out pretty much every day in snow or heat. tom: it's so hot out here at least at this point, i have feeling some will show up in the next hour or so. we have the volleyball courts, the sand volleyball courts. what is better than beach volleyball on a day like today? right now there is no one on them. it just feels so hot out here right now as the heatwave begins, the first one of june here. reporting live in northwest, along the potomac, i'm tom roussey, abc7 news. alison: heads up. marc and v.r.e. have heat restrictions in place. if you are expecting a rail commuter home this everything they might be delayed as the
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the hot rails. alison: we're all rolling slower. don't get stuck in the heat and don't get sick because of it. it's easier than you think. there is advice today. drink more water than usual. if you are busy outside, two to four cups an hour. because you actually lose water really fast. don't even wait until you are thirsty. drink early and drink often. bad news here, you are told to avoid sugar and alcohol because it will make it worse. by the way, make sure you check on family members and those at risk at least twice a day. more on any weather that might be headed our way. download the stormwatch7's weather app to get instant updates where you are. alison: thanks. maryland and d.c.'s top prosecutors are suing the president over foreign money coming into his company through trump hotels. this as another bombshell, u.s. attorney general jeff sessions will testify publicly before a committee. stephanie ramos has the
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in washington. stephanie: today, president trump in his first full cabinet meeting at the white house talked up his accomplishments so far. president trump: never has there been a president who passed more legislation, who has done more things than what we have done. stephanie: what the administration still hasn't been able to do is get any version of the travel ban passed. today the 9th circuit court ruled against the travel ban that blocks people from six predominantly muslim countries for entering the u.s. for 90 days and suspend the u.s. refugee program for 120 days. >> it's fully lawful and ultimately will be upheld by the supreme court. stephanie: this is the same day that the attorneys general from district of columbia and maryland announce plans to sue president trump accusing him of violating the constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments while in office. not fully removing himself from his businesses. payments benefiting the president's hotels and golf courses. >> never in the history of this country have we had a
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extensive business entanglements. stephanie: the trump administration says these interests do not violate the constitution. >> it's not hard to conclude partisan politics may be motivation behind it. stephanie: the justice department is still trying to figure out what ties if any there were between the trump campaign and russia. attorney general jeff sessions set to answer questions from the senate intelligence committee about his role in firing of former f.b.i. director james comey and his contacts with russians during the campaign. the trump administration says depending on the scope of questions, attorney general jeff sessions could invoke executive privilege where conversations with the president are kept confidential. in northwest, stephanie ramos, abc7 news. alison: abc7 will have complete coverage and analysis after the attorney general's hearing right here at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. alison: hundreds of people are in custody today after
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russia. protesters held the nationwide demonstrations to oppose what they say is corruption among the country's leaders. at least 200 were arrested in st. petersburg alone. the rallies were organized by the anticorruption leader who was also arrested. and faces two weeks in jail. well, today marks one year since one of the worst mass shootings in american history. 49 people were gunned down inside that pulse nightclub in orlando. and today, huge crowds gather there to pay their respects. greg angel is in orlando this afternoon. greg, it has been 12 months now but it is safe to say that the attack is very fresh in that neighborhood there. greg: absolutely. the crowds have been steady since 2:00 this morning. many people turning out to pay their respects. another public remembrance ceremony on the other side of orlando tonight expected to have a crowd of 50,000 people. many people out here
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they don't see an act of terror but rather than act of community. and a lot of love. >> on what should be one of the darkest days in u.s. history, there is plenty of brightness in orlando. >> we are handing out hearts to show love always wins. greg: 20,000 color harts among the mass messages and the murals of the familiar faces. >> i had a gut instinct. and said please don't go. don't go tonight. greg: a mother of two gay men is still brought to tears thinking about what happened behind these walls that early sunday morning june 12, 2016. one can't forget the rattling sounds of gunfire. >> just go. just go. just go. greg: violence shattering the
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>> getting that call, no parent wants to get from a child, crying hysterically, knowing something is wrong. greg: her daughter jackie escaped the club but she lived what happened every day until she died unexpectedly in a car crash just two weeks ago. >> if you can focus on the act that happened or on the reaction. greg: the memory of what happened here is then. this is now. >> you will female the love. feel like i cannot believe. greg: esmerelda is here for first time to see part of the tribute built to honor the 49 lives lost one year ago including her son frank. this is a place where people like frank found comfort, hope and happiness. a place where the community now does too. >> i see a lot of love. >> a city of not strangers nor neighbors but a city of family of one. >> if you look at them now, they are up and they are strong. they
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greg: pulse is still privately owned but it is expected to be turned into a public memorial. reporting live, greg angel. alison: thank you. tonight a candlelight vigil will be held at dupont circumstance to remember and honor the victims of the shootings at the pulse nightclub at 7:00 tonight. alison: if you are thinking the reflecting pool by the lincoln memorial is looking empty, you are right. it's being drained because there is a bacteria killing ducklings in it. the water had been treated but the park service is taking the extreme step in case to clean the pool out this week and the plan is to complete the work by the weekend and fill it back up. speaking of the mall. you have to pay to park on the pal. no more free parking. but the rules and the rates have some visitors confused. abc7 transportation reporter brianne carter near the mall to help clear things up. this is all brand new. some folks
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understandably confused. brianne: absolutely, michelle. some are having a tough time starting out today. this is what would happen. get out of the car and walk away from it and leave your car there without paying. but now you want to visit one of these because parking and paying now in effect. along the national mall, free parking now a thing of the past. >> coming back here and seeing paid parking here. a little bit of a shock. >> monday the 90 new pay stations were activated. drivers who parked in one of the 1100 spots around the street surrounding the mall and the monuments have to pay $2 an hour. >> the streets nearby, that's comparable. brianne: drivers can no longer park all day. with the paid parking comes a three-hour time limit. >> it seems steep. three-hour time limit considering how long you have to walk to the mall doesn't give you a lot of time. brianne: often finding parking along the mall can be difficult. they hope this paid par
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with help with this, increasing revenue and turnover as well. on the first day, some found the machines easier to use than others. >> i think that is a little confusing for the first time. no, it seems pretty self-explanatory. brianne: want to take care of paying for parking ahead of time? use the park mobile app, many drivers in d.c. are familiar with, with other parking around the city. this is helpful for that. we understand that according to the national park service they are hoping this will not only help create the turnover with paid parking and help some to use public transit in the busy area. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. alison: all right. thank you very much. coming up next at 4:00, the defense rests. the courtroom stunner in the bill cosby trial. alison: also think. wow! michelle: a routine call take asterfying turn
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michelle: i want you to take a look at this. a terrifying men
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a firefighter's body camera. that is a split second a house explodes in maine. you see the chief and other firefighters rush to the aid of another firefighter who was close to that explosion. they are all okay. the chief actually posted this video on facebook. he said in the post this incident is a prime example of how things can change in an instant. alison: wow! that is incredible. well, now we turn to new developments in the bill cosby trial today. after calling just one witness and listening to just six minutes of testimony, the defense wrapped up their case. in comparison the prosecution had 12 witnesses and five days of testimony. bill cosby did not take the stand. he entered the courtroom with his wife camille today. this was the first time she made an appearance in court. the jury could get that case later today. a hearing is underway to determine whether 18 penn state fraternity members should stand trial for the hazing death of a
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19-year-old tim piazza died after falling down a flighted of stairs following a night of heavy drinking. surveillance video from that night was shown in court today. a detective who investigated the case said he already looked dead as the frat members carried him upstairs the next morning. they are accused of waiting 12 hours before calling for help. michelle: police in montgomery county hope these pictures will help crack a 25-year-old murder case. they don't know who this guy is or even have a name but new technology gave them these pictures from just a blood sample. maryland bureau chief brad bell explains. brad: this may look like the face of a killer who has eluded capture for 25 years. an image gleaned from analysis of d.n.a. blood found at the scene of a murder using a new process that zeros in on physical traits. used for the first time by montgomery county police. >> so instead of treating d.n.a.
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treat it like a blueprint of that person. brad: detectives hope the d.n.a. snapshot helps find the man in that image, the man who killed 57-year-old james essel in his sugar loaf mountain market. 1992, the picture shows the old country store had a live bait sign in the window. over the front door, this horseshoe hung for luck was already there. a customer opened door, went inside and found the store's owner stabbed multiple times. murdered. there were clues. the black pontiac fiero spotted in the store's lot. but nothing like this image of a possible suspect imagined at 25 and age progressed to about 50. police hope that people in the area give it some attention. >> maybe remember someone working in the area, someone who used to commute in the area, someone that they saw in the day-to-day travels that looks similar to the individual in this compo
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brad: so take a look. according to the d.n.a., the killer is likely from central america with brown, saysal eyes, black hair and no freckles. police say the family deserves justice even after all these years. brad bell, abc7 news. alison: a "7 on your side" consumer alert now. children's retailers gymboree is filing for bankruptcy and could close up to 450 stores. timing and final lists are still being worked out. a recall alert for canned pasta. specifically one that is popular with kids. chef boyardee. the parent company conagra recalling 700,000 pounds of chef boyardee products. they say the breadcrumbs used to make the meatballs might contain milk, which is an an allergin for some people and it was not listed on the label. so it's mini pass sha shells and
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libby's, del pino's and other brands. michelle: the heat is on out there. you feel it as soon as you step out. doug: what makes this special it's still spring officially for another nine or ten days. but it's the first heatwave of the season. it's only three days long. today is day two. tomorrow is day three. then we get relief. once we get relef we will wind up with several days in a row of chances of showers and thunderstorms. it will turn cooler. this is a live look at the rockville campus. 89 degrees there. plenty of sunshine. humidity levels is making it feel several degrees warmer than what the thermometer indicates. 92 air temperature at reagan national. 93 at joint base andrews. upper 80's here and there but a hot and a humid day across the area with no rain. this evening it will be hazy sunshine. temperatures will be slow to fall. in fact, as we get to 9:00 tonight inside the beltway,
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degrees. a very warm night. early tomorrow morning the metro will be in the 70's. the forecast temperature low inside the district 75 degrees. a few areas briefly in the upper 60's. as soon as the sun gets up tomorrow morning, the temperatures will head up through the 90's. changes coming up. by tomorrow afternoon there could be pop-up showers or thunderstorms. that is not going to break the back of the heat. it's still hot and humid but it will temporarily make you feel better and it will add more moisture to the air when the sun comes back out at times. that is tomorrow. day three in the 90's. the cold front will make a push southeast. late in the night and during the day on wednesday when it comes through we will likely see showers develops in the afternoon and the west southwesterly winds bring in the heat and turn north/northeast. we get all kind of things happening. thunderstorms an cooler winds blowing in by wednesday everything. this is the way it looks for the extended
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87 on wednesday. 70% chance of showers and storms. cooler on thursday and friday is 80 degrees. but notice the precipitation chances stay with us. over father's day weekend, a bit of a warm-up. still a chance of storms on saturday. 40% chance on sunday afternoon lingering to monday. another frontal system comes through and another chance of the showers heading through wednesday. temperatures will eventually settle down and we will get back where we should be for the middle of june. heat and the humidity are oppressive now. michelle: you are right about that. thank you. happy birthday to george h.w. bush. he is celebrating his 93rd birthday with his family on the maine coast. his wife turned 92 last week. the oldest living expresident celebrated previous birthdays sky diving. his last jump came when he turned 90. alison: coming up next at 4:00, partying with pride. a look back at this weeke
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capital pride festival. michelle: plus, it's truly an incredible story. wh tom went to washington to take on 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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michelle: we take a look at
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the festivities from the parade route. >> our float included the "good morning washington" cup of joe coffee cup. we marched wearing all the colors of rainbow. this is what the crowd looked like from the parade route. thousands of people, hands in the air all because we were tossing out beads. well, the costumes we all were out of this world. and everyone some of the police sported rainbow colors. google got in on the action as well. coloring the parade route in rainbow colors. it's a party atmosphere. with music and dancing. back to you. michelle: thank you. next at 4:00, a crime alert in maryland. a terrifying moment for one woman after dropping her kids off at daycare. alison: also next, the case of mistaken identity. that cost a man 17 years of his life. how the mishaps i feel it every day.
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 4:00". on your side. alison: well, we are back in the weather center to talk about this heat. are we beaking records now? doug: this afternoon we hit 95 at the reagan national airport. that is the record high for the day. hit several times. last time was 2002. it's possible between hours w
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just touched 96. we won't get that report for another hour or two. alison: close, either way. doug: tomorrow back in 90's. but it feels warmer because of the moisture in the air. it's gorgeous. it is a pretty day unless you're standing on the campus in laurel where it is 93. it feels like 96. we will tell you when relief is coming. take your time. be cool walking back to the studio. alison: i'll get a drink of water. doug: there you go. reston in 92. 89 degrees in annapolis. 91 as we speak in woodbridge. by tomorrow morning it will be warm and muggy when you wake up. 5:42. 5:43 is the sunrise. the sun is going to go to work very quickly in the morning. we may wake up to 75-degree temperatures in washington. 71 in dale city. aspen hill is 71. the temperatures are expected to rise back to the 90's. a big change coming. it will occur late tomorrow and tomorrow night when a cold front comes to play. tomorrow is 94, 95. maybe
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afternoon. possibility of but then to wednesday it is still warm and muggy and upper 80's but a shower and storm will become likely as a cold front is in the neighborhood. showers could linger at times to highs in the upper 70's. that is what we are looking for in the short-term. longer term, the isolated storms are possible tomorrow. we will go through wednesday and you will see more of a chance of showers and storms through wednesday afternoon and wednesday night and beyond that the extended outlook will share with you, shows the temperatures going down. coming back. 90 on father's day. then we have daily chances of showers and thunderstorms. next wednesday is when the summer officially begins. michelle? michelle: thank you. crime alert in takoma park, maryland. scary morning for one woman dropping off her kids at daycare. a group of teens asking for directions takes a violent turn. richard reeve is live to explain what
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rich? richard: yeah. she was sitting in her car like i am here at tulip at the intersection here when a group of young girls came over. they approached and they asked where the metro is. in the meantime one of the girls went behind the car and started to open up the rear passenger door to try to grab the woman's purse. another girl right here grabbed the stun gun and starts hitting the woman and hitting her with the stun gun. we have video to show you of the neighborhood. this is a very quiet area here. a lot of adults and children walking to school and work. in fact, the woman had just dropped off her kids at a daycare nearby. police say a witness jumped in to help. the girls took off. one of them was caught immediately. four others were hiding around a shed three blocks away. a k9 unit tracked them down. >> according to my teachers who ran out when they heard her, that she was screaming and trying to fight back
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afterwards it -- assailabouts. afterword it hit her that she was frightened by what happened. richard: the woman is shaken up but no major injuries. at least five girls are now in custody and they face assault charges. coming up at 6:00, you will hear from a woman who came to her aid seconds after this happened. reporting live, richard reeve, abc7 news. alison: thank you for that. a man and a woman were found dead in vienna. police now believe their deaths were part of a murder-suicide. police found 47-year-old sabrina titus stabbed in her home. she later died at the hospital. a half mile away her ex-husband 53-year-old ralph titus' body was found, an apparent suicide. the couple had two children. they will be cared for by extended family members. two people died in a three-car crash in fauquier county. another person was hurt in this. this happened this morning in
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remington. the accidents caused one car to burst into flame and killing the people inside. a third person was flown to the hospital. michelle: a soldier from maryland among three dead in afghanistan where an afghan military member opened fire on his supposed allies. sergeant eric houck from baltimore and two other americans died saturday. houck was 25 years old. authorities in manchester are releasing the new images in connection with the manchester arena bombing. three of the photos show salman abedi, the suicide bomber in a different location just days before that attack. police are hoping someone remembers seeing abedi and will have information about what he was doing. another shows a white nissan micro that may have the bomb components in it. they want to hear from people who may have seen it or seen people approaching it. alison: an eyewitness put a man behind bars for
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two decades but he always insisted he was innocent. then it was discovered he had a look alike. it happened to a man in missouri. so, what finally freed him? adrian bankart shows us how it all played out. reporter: this morning a man who says he was wrongfully convicted, imprisoned for 17 years now free after tracking down his own doppelganger. >> i hope and prayed every day for this day to come. overwhelming feeling. >> jones was charged with aggravated robbery in kansas city, kansas, 20 years ago, accused of trying to steal a park. he had an alibi and no d.n.a., fingerprints linked him to the crime. witnesses telling the police it was a light skinned african-american or hispanic man. picking him out of a line-up.
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is fickle. errors are too common. >> jones who adamantly maintained his innocence tried unsuccessfully to appeal his conviction for 15 years. until he teamed up with the university of kansas law project for innocence. and the midwest innocence project telling attorneys he heard there was another man in incarceration who looked just like him. interns for project digging deep, finding these photos of another inmate at the same prison. ricky amos. look at them side-by-side. both men with almost identical skin tone, facial hair and corn rows. >> i seen the resemblance that we had i just knew it was understanding why, you know, other people said the same thing. reporter: on wednesday a judge ordering jones' release after witnesses including the robbery victim, admitted they couldn't tell the two apart. jones seeing his lookalike who has also denied any involvement in the crime for the first time at the
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>> it was hard. i won't say it was easy because it wasn't. i made it through. michelle: a "7 on your side" with health matters now. obesity is on the rise across the world. now a nation's wealth not as much of a factor. a big increase, especially among children rising at a faster rate for those younger than adults. a study estimates 603 million adults worldwide. that is a third of the population. the report was published online this morning. next at 4:00, a real scare in the air. you won't believe how the plane landed safely with a massive hole in the engine. alison: do you remember this? president obama crashing a wedding while on vacation in hawaii a couple of years ago? well, we will show you how the new wedding crasher in chief, president trump does it. coming
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here is autria godfrey with a first look at "good morning washington" for tomorrow. autria: okay. thanks, guys. tomorrow on "good morning washington," from polling locations to what you will need to bring along. we get you geared up for the big virginia governor primary. >> plus, planning the summer getaway before you hit the road. find out the crucial safety facts about your tires most people don't know about. >> keep it right here for traffic and weather every ten minutes tomorrow morning starting at 4:the on "good morning narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam. mr. northam uld make the better governor. and virginia progressives agree. ralph northam is the only candidate who stood up to the nra after the virginia tech shooting. dr. northam led the fight to stop the republicans' transvaginal ultrasound law. ralph is a leader for education, expanding pre-k for thousands of families in virginia. ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights,
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alison: well, he is the presidential wedding crasher. president trump making a surprise visit to a reception at his golf course. michelle: the guests cheered and the bride sprints over to give him a hug and the president congratulated the couple. alison: you have to hope your wedding photographer is there in the moment. michelle: looks like a lot of people have their cell phones out. she will have several angles of the special moment. she looks great. love the dress. a picture is worth a thousand words. former president obama is adding a few more anyway. he is writing a forward to pete souza's obama, an intimate portrait. alison: that is the white house photographer and this is expected to build on what is al
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account where he posted a lot of pictures from his day with president obama. j he gets to see the president in an unfiltered way. that is what makes the pictures so special. alison: exactly. michelle: next for us at "abc7 news at 4:00" -- one of the biggest crime concerns this spring heading into summer. >> the weather is starting to get warm. we have noticed a jump. michelle: "7 on your side" fighting back against crime. you won't believe how quickly the first c tom went to washington to take on the insurance companies and the credit card companies and the wall street banks - that's what tom perriello is about.
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michelle: a warning for police in prince george's county tonight. as the tents go up, so does crime. ryan hughes checked in with the police department and they are seeing a surge of auto thefts. >> look out for the gold chevy impala. ryan: the morning calls with a roll call to get overview of what happened overnight. this shows some of the biggest crime issues. theft from autos. >> the weather is starting to get warm. we have noticed a jump in our theft from autos. ryan: the department is seeing a surge. more than 2300 theft from vehicle cases this year. that is
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abc7 rode along with officer jones as the department aggressively works to combat the car break-ins. around 7:55, the first call comes in for theft on seat pleasant drive. officer jones talks to the victim who said he accidently left the window down and door unlocked. his radio, work, clothes, papers all stolen. >> processing the handle there where you can see a thumbprint. it could have been from anyone but we'll pull that. ryan: the thefts are mostly happening overnight. crooks smashing out windows, popping locks and like this case, they are making themselves an easy target. >> most of the time the values are left out in the open. from wallets to laptops. jewelry. even change. >> the thefts are happening so fast. within a matter of seconds. the best way to prevent them is be proactive. that is why the department is cracking down. prince george's county police are adding more patrols on the street and educating the public. >>
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to the community to let them know they need to lock their doors and hide any valuables inside the vehicle. ryan: in prince george's county, ryan hughes, abc7 news. alison: two people are fighting for their lives after a it shooing in the a hotel in woodbridge. police were called to the quality inn after a woman walked in the lobby and said she had been shot. the man she says shot her was still in a hotel room. police later found him suffering from a gunshot wound. michelle: supreme court justice neil gorsuch authored his first opinion on a unanimous decision in favor of a company involved in a debt collection dispute. the court ruling company collecting its own debt doesn't have to follow laws passed by congress, regulating so-called debt collectors. in part he wrote, "disruptive dinnertime calls, down right deceit drew congress' eye to the debt collection industry." essentially, if you are owed money debt collector laws don't aly
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alison: jeffrey immelt is leaving general electric. he has been running the company since 2001. in his time at the helm the company sold off several assets including nbc tv. g.e. wants immelt to stay on as chairman through the end of the year. he is also the c.e.o. that position will be filled in august by the company's current healthcare president. now let's go to nancy chen at the "live desk" with a look at what is ahead at "abc7 news at 5:00". hi, nancy. nancy: ahead at 5:00, new video we are just getting from the night a man killed a woman as she drove down the street. plus, the culture toll of isis. a terror group made it part of their mission to destroy priceless artifacts and art representing thousands of years of world history. ahead at a:00, how local students are helping bring the art back to life. a suspected thief tattooed for his crime. that is when i join alison in a few minutes for "abc7 news at
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take a look at this now. call it divine intervention. a private plane spiraling out of control came crashing steps away from a church that was full of people. the pilot said once he realized once he was going down he saw the church and jerked the plane to avoid hitting the building. he managed to smash through a power pole and slammed through s.u.v. instead. two nurses inside of the church rushed out to his aid. >> i think he was in a state of shock because he was moving, getting anxious. i was telling him just remember to breathe. i know you are anxious and worried. you will be okay. we are here with you. i know god is with him and god was with us too as well. michelle: she believes it's no accident this church was spare and two nurses were in the right place at the right time to help save the pilot's life. alison: we would not want to be on board this one. check out the damage on the shanghai-pound plane that had to return to
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look at the hole. that is right in the engine compartment. everyone on board was okay. it was a china eastern air bus a330. and that was the left engine of the plane. passengers reported hearing a loud noise and smelled smoke. then they saw the massive hole. the plane can hold more than 250 passengers. michelle: that is scary. now, the last remaining battleship that participated in both world wars is leaking. this is the battleship texas and it is closed for now. what sprung the leak is a mystery right now but they were discovered in routine maintenance over the weekend. the historic site that surrounds the ship remains open for tours. you just can't board the warship. alison: if you don't like pizza, this one is not for you. because this is one long story. michelle: yeah. not the story so much as the pizza. we are talking more than one mile's worth breaking the world record set appropriately
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this pie was put together in california. 6,330 feet. it was cooked via a von -- conveyer belt. of course. the only way to cook a pizza that long. we love to talk about birth of pandas. may not be m mei xong. alison: they moved her out of the public view when she was showing signs of pandas. i could be a false alarm because it's tough to tell until a panda cub is born. just like we do here, they are keeping a close eye on the potential momma to be. michelle: we have to patiently wait and keep an eye on this video that they provide us. all right. now we want to go to steve. he is baking out there. alison: i know. it is so hot. he is trying to keep cool at a splash park in a
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like to go, steve. steve: the kids are enjoying themselves. the temperatures are in the lower 90's for much of the area. everyone is enjoying. having a good time? yes. watch above me because there is a lot of stuff going on here. let's talk about the weather. we tied a record earlier today. 95 degrees. didn't quite do it at dulles. we were off by 5. b.w.i. marshall hit 93. the temperatures now is 92 at reagan national airport. winchester at 86. if you are looking for relief from the heat and the humidity, look at oakland, maryland, extreme western maryland. that looks great. 77 degrees. talk about the nationals forecast for tonight if you are going to the game. dress for comfort. make sure you have plenty to drink as in water. 88 degrees first pitch. th -- seventh inning stretch in middle 80's. 80 by the time you head home. just a few passing clouds here and there. overnight l
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degrees. partly cloudy skies. staying warm and muggy. talk about the next ten days. don't forget to get out and vote tomorrow in virginia. looking at the temperatures around 95 degrees. that is going to signal the end of the heatwave. upper 80's. a chance for storms on wednesday. upper 70's on thursday. near 80 on friday. the weekend for father's day looking good. around 86 to 90 degrees. that next week we are going to be in the 80's. hey, what is cool about this is there is a little bit of a lull here now so the kids quiet down. then all of a sudden the water picks back up again. i'll get out of the way before it does that. head back inside to michelle. michelle: i was waiting for the moment to happen. okay. steve, thank you. it's the nba finals on abc7. game five tonight. warriors' second chance to close it all out. this time at home in oakland. they have a 3-1 advantage. but they blew it last year. we remember that. the cavs are working to dig th
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they survived game four friday night in cleveland. but no team has come back to win it all in finals history. coverage starts at 8:30. tip is at 9:00. and abc7 news follows the game. alison: all right. we'll see what happens. coming up next, though, on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- healthy options at the grocery store. there is a ton of them. except for low fat. why the once popular choice seems to be disappearing and we'll tell you about the replacement next. ♪ all across america more people are choosing nissan. ♪ ♪ it's america's best sales event at nissan the fastest-growing auto brand in the u.s.a. take on every day get 0% for up to
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john: remember when low-fat foods were all the rage? as we start the 2017 grilling season in the d.c. area, the government is no longer suggesting a low fat diet. one woman is struggling trying to find her favorite lower fat foods. christina atkins looking for her favorite low-fat holdogs and not finding them in my grocery store. >> i'm having a hard time finding a product we used to buy. john: she was buying the hot dogs with lower fat and fewer calories. >> we like hot dogs but try to be conscientious about what we're eating. john: she says not just hot dogs putting the fat back in. she likes johnsonville sausage but can't find the lower fat
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and same with texas toast. >> there was a garlic toast we liked that isn't available anymore. john: cooking light confirms that the low fat prices are disappearing from yogurt, and other products. slow sales are the main reason. now new government nutrition guidelines for 2015 no longer recommend a low-fat diet. they are portraying sugar, not fat as the biggest cause of obesity. but she wants some low fat products. >> it's important and something that needs to be addressed. john: she worries the diet pendulum is swinging back too far the other direction. they are making loy fat offering but many supermarkets are not ordering them because many customers aren't buying them. john matarese, abc7 news. >> right now at 5:00, the heat index values in the mid-90's but there is relief on the way. >> plus, issue scams are about
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harder to spot. and then -- >> the artifacts are being destroyed and it needs to stop. >> art destroyed by isis is being recreated by students and how it's done at home. announcer: now "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. alison: first tonight, dangerous heat that has everyone pretty much sweating all across the area. the heatwave is just getting started. nancy: steve rudin is live in the heat but we begin with chief meteorologist doug hill with what is on tap. it's hot out there. doug: it is. earlier we hit 95 that tied the reag a reagan national airport. old record has been set several times but last time in 2002 at 95. it's possible between the hours we went up to 96. we find out shortly on that. it's 92 in washington. 91 in leesburg and frederick. 93 at the joint base andrews. plus add more degrees to the way it feels outside because of
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and the true measure of moisture is up a little bit. the nats open a series against the braves. first pitch at the park, 7:05. 88 degrees. muggy with light winds. overnight it will stay muggy. suburban areas are upper 60's. muggy and mild. we look to tomorrow and we will get back in the 90's again. there is a small chance of isolated shower. we will talk about those probability and the better chances of rain on wednesday. right now we talk about the relief from the heat. steve rudin jumped. the first kid in the camp. who wants to go out live to talk about the weather? steve rudin in arlington. i'm afraid to ask. what is going on? >> little did i know there is a sprinkler behind me. got me on my hand. everyone is having a good time. it feels great. when we get a few clouds blocking the sun. this gives us a break from heat and the humidity. having a good time? >> yes. steve: awesome. the kids are here.

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