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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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where is my friend? here you are. i have been looking for you. come over here. are you enjoying the hot weather? >> yes. steve: ready for one more day of hot weather? >> yes. steve: is school out? >> yes. steve: awesome. we have one more day of hot weather. the school is out for a lot of the kids. if it's not out yet it will be out very, very soon. we did tie the record at reagan national airport. 95 degrees. tomorrow a chance we may do it again. the full forecast with doug hill coming up in a few minutes. nancy: you look like you are having a blast. thank you. stay ahead of any changes in the weather with the stormwatch7 team. you will find the updated forecast in any weather alert. those are online at wjla.com. on the free stormwatch7 app on the iphone or android. and on our facebook and twitter pages. alison: now new at 5:00, we are getting a first look at video from the night a man shot his girlfriend in the
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head as she was driving down the street. this comes after a jury convicted that man joseph poteat of murder. sam ford live in the newsroom with more on this story. sam? sam: hello, alison. the jury friday, as you said, resolved the case with a guilty verdict. bizarre case where the maryland authorities initially thought they were dealing with a car accident into a building then learned that the driver, a young woman had been shot in the head. authorities today released the media. >> crashed into the building. it's inside the building in the hallway. i don't know if it is going to blow up or something like that. sam: october 2015, prince george's authorities released 911 calls of terrified residents and video of the horror that took place in district heights when a car crashed into an apartment building. a jury late last week convicted joseph poteat of first-degree murder in the death of marquita wimms that caused the crash. authorities said the two were
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argument with the parking lot. with the woman behind the wheel, poteat shot her in the head. the car was in gear. >> when he shot her, we believe her foot went down on the accelerator and caused the car to take off, shoot through the fence and end up crashing in the apartment complex. >> following the crash, people were trapped inside some apartments calling 911 because of the potion and the smoke. >> i don't know what to do. i'm holding my daughter. she is scared. >> no regard whatsoever for human life. he put many people in danger. sam: poteat was initially trapped inside the car, inside the apartment building. in his haste to flee authorities said he conveniently left behind his .9-millimeter handgun. he faces sentencing in august and the state's attorney office is seeking the maximum of life plus 20 years. reporting from the newsroom i'm sam ford, abc7 news. alison: thank you. appeal for justice in the mu
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county high schoolers hours before the high school graduation. the top detective any the case believes it's likely that the two were somehow connected to their killer and that someone knows how they were connected. >> understand how brazen this case is and how violent and come speak to us. do the right thing. let us take the people off the street. alison: they were ambushed and shot two dozen times while sitting in the car in montgomery village a week ago. police have not named any suspects. nancy: it was a head-turning display. light show on the side of the trump hotel accusing the president of taking bribes and violating clause in the constitution. today an attorney general from d.c. and maryland made a similar accusation, this one in court. stephen tschida joins us live from outside the trump international hotel at the heart of this just filed lawsuit.
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of donald trump today from the two attorneys general. when describing the motivation for this lawsuit, essentially they say by continuing with his business dealings, while in the white house, mr. trump is putting or very democracy at risk. >> the trump hotel where you can drop a lot of cash. >> foreign governments are spending money there in order to curry favor with the president of the united states. teach today the attorneys general of maryland and d.c. filed suit against trump for the emolument clause. >> the president's conflict of interest threaten the
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democracy. >> they called it absurd and said that the trump is committed to the law. but the suit seeks financial records including trump's tax returns. >> he is the only president who refused to disclose the extent of his holding and interest. so yes, it will be a suggest of our lawsuit. we will be seeking that information. >> both of the attorneys general are democrats but they welcome any republican to join them in the lawsuit and says the u.s. constitution knows no political party. stephen tschida, abc7 news. nancy: thank you. attorney general jeff sessions headed to capitol hill tomorrow to be on the stand under oath. he will testify publicly tomorrow afternoon before the senate intelligence committee. questions are likely to focus on the firing of james comey and sessions' contact with the russian ambassador in the presidential campaign.
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2:30. our sister station newschannel8 will carry the entire hearing live as it happens and we will have complete coverage and analysis on "abc7 news at 4:00", 5:00 and 6:00. alison: the president's revised travel ban is still blocked after another appeals court upheld the ruling. three judge panel says the travel ban discriminates against people based on the nationality. it comes as hawaii is asking the supreme court to deny the president's request to reinstate it. nancy: a rainbow flag unfurled part of the event to commemorate the worst mass shooting in modern american history. a year ago today a gunman killed 49 people and injured dozens more at the pulse nightclub in orlando. we have more outside the nightclub where it has been a day of remembrance.
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>> it's been a year and time to celebrate their passing. >> the scene outside pulse nightclub is starkly different june 12, 2017, than a year before. the same morning investigators say a shooter walked in the packed club and opened fire before killing 49 and hurting so many more. >> i miss pulse. i miss everything it stood for. >> but the scenes of chaos, hartache and tragedy giving way to bright colors, rainbows and celebration of the 49 souls who lost their lives on the unimaginable night. >> we are here to remember the innocent lives that were lost. we are here to honor them along with their families and the loved ones. we are here to salute survivors. >> for the survivors, victim's families and the community it has been a year of healing. >> help with the healing process to know that it is something that is not forgotten and hopefully won't be. >> the 365
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tragic night the changed the city of orlando forever offering a silver lining. outpouring of love after an act of so much hate. >> remarkable to think after this horrible tragedy this is the time when people all come together to show their true colors. reporter: events continue throughout the evening including another remembrance ceremony here outside pulse nightclub in a few hours. they will be reading the 49 victims' names to show they are the focus of today, remembering and honoring the 49 people whose lives were cut short. reporting live, abc7 news. back to you. alison: thank you very much for that. d.c. is also honoring the victims of the devastating attack. candlelight vigil planned for 7:00 p.m. tonight in dupont circle. all are welcome. nancy? nancy: meantime after one witness in six minutes of system, bill
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team wrapped up the case in the sex assault trial. in closing arguments the comedian's lawyer said cosby and andrea constand were lovers and the encounter was consensual. this is as cosby's wife appeared in court for the first time. they will make the final argument before the jury deliberates. we will alert you the moment a verdict is reached in the bill cosby case. go to wjla.com/text to sign up for the breaking news text alerts. alison: still to come at a:00, a beloved teacher pleads guilty to being a serial fondleer. the key moment that prompted a student to come forward and fight back. nancy: also reflecting pool at the lincoln memorial going dry after dozens of ducks were killed there. what is being done and how long the landmark will be dry just ahead. >> weather on water or -- whether on water or on land people are doing what they can to beat the heat.
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we talk about that but not just that. we will give you
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♪ nancy: a stunning image here of a devastating fire from a two-alarm fire in hagerstown this morning that engulfed part of
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everyone got out safely. most of the damage was to the roof and the balcony. alison: back to the big story of coursing all of us. the first real heatwave of the season. nancy: it is hot out there. it has people doing anything they can do to keep cool and without breaking the bank. tom roussey is live on the heat and the efforts to keep the power bill going as high as the mercury. tom? tom: we have noticed this has kept some people from exercising but not everybody. we have seen people out, bikers or folking kicking around a soccer or a volleyball as well. we want to know how to beat the heat and bet the cost to keep your home cool. we went to the power company for that. it is a good day to drink a lot of fluids. or if you're like this guy, eat a lot of ice cream. but it is a darn hot day to work on the construction
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still people aren't letting the first june heatwave keep them from working. also from exercising, riding bikes or even riding on top of an open air tourist bus. >> we are beating the heat by drinking water. >> she has a big group from richmond visiting her. since they came in a heatwave, they are having to find ways to fight the sun. >> buy sunglasses. of course we did sun block as well. >> trying to stay cool. just trying to stay cool not say hot. tom: those are great ways to beat the heat outside. what about inside? >> make sure you keep your blinds drawn, curtains closed. if you have large furniture blocking the vents make sure that the ducts are open. tom: he shared a vice how to keep the power bill down when running the air conditioner. >> anything that producing heat is far away from the thermostat. that can sometimes make the a.c. run longer than normal.
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tom: he also recommends not doing what i do which is turning your air conditioner off an then back on when you get home. esays it wastes a lot of power. i got tidbit from the we department. they say after a rainy may, it's not had any measure rabble fail -- measurable rainfall. and the june temperatures are on average where they should be but it's changing with this week's heatwave. reporting live, tom roussey, abc7 news. nancy: there is something to be said about the satisfaction of walking in to an air conditioned room. it's so nice. doug: if you have that opportunity. otherwise you are stuck in it. the only good news this is a mini heatwave. three days. we have had ones that last far longer and more intense. it could happen this summer. last summer we had 20 days that was 95 or higher. you go back years before that and we only had a couple. it's still the end of spring and we had 90's it doesn't necessarily mean it will
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that is what is fascinating. we don't know. i mean i could make it up. throw a dart at a dart board. alison: is that what you will do once you're retiring? make it up? doug: no. we just do that for snowstorms. show you a time lapse of what happened today. arlington, from washington lee high school. cloudiness this morning and it burned up. out and the sun came out. as the sun went so did the temperatures higher and higher. 87 now. hot and humid in arlington. farther south in arlington is where steve rudin is now. found a water park. place to play and keep cool. find out what it is like now. steve: it's beautiful here. an hour ago it felt hotter and more uncomfortable. then the clouds began to roll in. look behind me. the kids are having fun. it doesn't make a difference if it's dinnertime. who cares about eating if you have a water park to play at for another couple of hours. i talked to one girl who has be
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today was hot. so hot we tied the record at reagan national airport. we hit 95 degrees. dulles and b.w.i., not this time around. but still reagan national is 95. nothing -- that is pretty big out there for the temperatures. a chance for another hot day. we see a hot day tomorrow. a cool down on the way. for more on that we head inside to chief meteorologist doug hill. doug: thanks. temperatures are impressive around the area with the numbers in low 90's in many places. through the everything we are at 88 at 7:00. we slowly drop through the 80's to stay warm and muggy with hazy conditions. nice clear skies above. forecast is 68 to 74. light winds. tomorrow we start off like today. low clouds. satellite and radar shows the action.
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this will drift east and knot east as a cold front works down across pennsylvania. the result will be a chance of isolated showers or a pop-up thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. not much chance for the morning but the future cast shows we could see showers or the storms bubbling up. no lines of the organized storms but a few areas. if you get a little shower chances it could make it feel worse. really hot and humid stuff. wednesday stays warm and muggy. what will happen is that the front comes down. as a result we see better chances of showers and storms. heavy downpours. then we see the temperatures back off toward the end of the week. with that the shower and the storm chances continue for several days. tomorrow, 94 about. isolated shower and then shower and thunderstorms are likely wednesday. 87. partly cloudy skies. 79 on thursday. showers and thunderstorms possible as well.
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then looking ahead at the extended forecast look at the numbers. they will go down a bit. look at the chance of precipitation. 70% on wednesday. 30, 40, 30 heading to saturday. father's day is muggy again. back near 90 with 40% chance of the showers and the thunderstorms in the 80's. look ahead to next week. the mark that summer officially begins. summer weather wise is just a date on the calendar. nothing more or less. but officially if you are into that kind of thing you want to celebrate summer solstice. that is the day. alison: longest day of the year. nancy: thank you. still ahead right here -- alison: the democrats asking tough questions about president obama's attorney general. and the hillary clinton investigation. nancy: also a famous d.c. landmark getting drained. how it's spurred by the death of dozens of ducks and what comes next. >> a teacher who likes to hug his third grade students is likely headed to prison. alison: we want to remin
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alison: a devastating morning crash that shut down route 29 in fauquier county turned deadly. two people are confirmed dead in the chain reaction crash. both people killed in a car that burst into flames on impact. a third person involved was airlifted from the scene and is seriously hurt. so far police are not saying what caused the crash. nancy: a beloved teacher pled guilty to what people thought was unthinkable. he was touching and fondling his own students. maryland bureau chief brad bell live with how a moment and one act of bravery helped catch this teacher. brad? brad: this is the charging document. cases like this are often disturbing and tough to read. in this case it's fairly innocuous. this teacher john vigna made it a practice to hug his third grade students.
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occasionally pat them on their behind. state attorney's john mccarthy said it could have been hard to win but the jury saw it happening over and over again. when 50-year-old elementary school teacher was arrested at the clover elementary school last june many parents were surprised. he was a beloved educator. late friday night a jury agreed with police and prosecutors that he was a serial fondleer of his third grade female students. he was convicted for repeatedly touching children in an inappropriate way. something the state's attorney notes vigna had been warned against at least three times by the school system. he was reported by a child who attended a good touch, bad touch class. >> that something like this could happen, we'd
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think it does not happen. i hope there is procedures in place today and educational processes in place today that would make it such that children would be more aware of the thing you think is weird is actually wrong and you should tell a trusted adult. brad: he said the child took the class that explained what inappropriate touching could be. the instructor looked at the child, saw a change in demeanor and talked about it. that's how it was uncovered. the teacher is due to be sentenced in august and could face up to 50 years in prison. in rockville, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: thank you. this just in. jury deliberations are underway in the bill cosby sex assault trial. the prosecution's closing arguments they painted the comedian as a sexual predator who drugged and assaulted andrea constand but framed it as consensual and even romant.
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phone records show constand called cosby repeatedly after the alleged assault. they say that proved it was a relationship. if convicted cosby faces up to ten years in prison and $25,000 fine. coming up, battling isis with art supplies. the local student fighting back against a terror group without going near a battlefield. nancy: democrat senator raising questions about former attorney general. why she wants answers about -- loretta lynch in the hillary clinton case still to come. >> a slow process draining the reflecting pool. wher
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ralph northam: making progress means taking on tough fights, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way. announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. nancy: take a look at this. this is what the reflecting pool at the lincoln memorial looked like around 1:00 this afternoon hours after the national park service started draining the iconic pool. the decision was made after the death of dozens of ducklings blamed on something in the water there. brianne carter joins us live with more. how does it look right now? brianne: we want to show how
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look at this section of concrete. this is where the water lapped over on friday. sunday they pulled the plug. now the water continues to lower down here. it is a continuing process at the reflecting pool. the national park service started draining the pool after the water born parasite was discovered. it's believed to have led to the death of 80 ducks in the reflecting pool last month. the park service treated the water but they are draining it to make sure they get rid of the parasite. they are draining the water. where does it all go? according to the national park service after they go through environmental permit process with d.c. the water is drained into the city sewer system. once all the water is gone which is expected to happen by tomorrow, the pool will be scrubbed and cleaned. it is expected that that process will then take through friday. then after that, they will begin the slow process of once again refilling reflecting pool. continuing to monitor the
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bacteria levels as they usually do. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. alison: thank you. the days of free parking on the national mall are over. today 90 pay stations were activated. that covers 1100 spots. the cost $2 an hour between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. the spots have a three-hour time limit. so the national park service says it wants to increase revenue. officials say they also want to give more people a chance to park close to the mall. nancy: graphic details released in the death of a pledge at penn state university. hearing held for the 18 fraternity members charged in the death of tim piazza. prosecutors playing video footage recording the night after tim died following night of hazing and drinking. one video showed him looking like at "corpse" after series of falls. his parents left the video mont
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played. >> i don't know where the conscience was, or the voice in the back of their head saying he's hurt, i have got to do the right thing. i don't understand how they could be heartless and inhumane. nancy: eight students are charged with involuntary manslaughter. they are planning to file a lawsuit against the fraternity members as well as the university. alison: the list of investigations on capitol hill may be growing tonight. this time to possibly include the former attorney general. members from both sides of the aisle have tough questions for loretta lynch after she was criticized by james comey in his testimony last week. chief political correspondent scott thuman in the newsroom with the story tonight. scott? scott: alison, all of this happening a day before we will see attorney general jeff sessions testify. it seems that the tentacles continue to get longer and longer on this case. every development creates more questions for someonels
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it seems a controversial day of questioning for james comey may have sparked a grilling for his former boss. one-time tern enjoy loretta lynch. comey alleges she gave him odd instructions on how to discuss the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. >> she said yes, but don't call it that. call it a "matter." i said why would i do that? she said just call it a matter. that gave me a queasy feeling. >> i would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you. i think we need to more about that. >> democrat dianne feinstein is suggesting a separate investigation into possible meddling on that end. yet another spinoff of the original and the growing russia probe. >> this is a very big deal. it should be all hands on deck. scott: now lawmakers from the senate judiciary committee want to hear from the current and the former law enforcement leaders. >> so you would have former attorney gener l
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come before the committee to answer the questions? >> absolutely. sessions, too. the attorney general's office has become a political office, that is bad for us all. >> lynch formally distanced herself from the investigation last year aftera meeting with bill clinton on a private plane drew scrutiny and suspicion that seems to have just been renewed. >> we had a social conversation. nothing of any relationship to the e-mail investigation was discussed. scott: it's unclear if she is going to be formally requested to testify or if she will do so willingly. alison: thank you for that. ahead at 5:00, taking the war on terror into their own hands. how some middle school students in virginia are battling isis but not on the battlefield. nancy: "7 on your side" consumer alert. the i.r.s. has changed the way to deal with overdue taxes. it could be a gold mine for scammers. what you need to know next. alison c
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steve: i'm abc7 steve rudin live in arlington. let's talk about the hot weather for this evening. a lot going on here. all rig.
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that. let's talk baseball weather. temperatures fall through the upper 80's and the middle 80's and the lower 80's. seventh inning stretch is warm, humid and it is going to be on the uncomfortable side. but not terrible. make sure you stay well hydrated if you are going off to the game for tonight. let's talk about the weekend. delmarva beach forecast. temperatures are in the mid-70's to 80 on saturday. sunday better chance of few showers. maybe isolated thunderstorm on saturday. so the pick day for the beaches will be on sunday along with the warmer temperatures. stay with us. you are watching "abc7 news at 5:00". we are back after this. ♪ the sun'll come out tomorrow... ♪ for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow
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across virginia, we're building an economy that works for everyone and dominion energy is helping power the companies that power our economy. alison: now a "7 on your side" consumer alert tonight about aggressive, threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating i.r.s. agents. nancy: there is concern tonight that a nurses policy will make it harder for -- tonight that a new i.r.s. policy will make it harder to tell who is on the line. kimberly suiters has a warning for us. kimberly: nancy, alison, this is what might be confusing to you. we have long said the i.r.s. will not call you if you owe taxes. only the scammers will. but today the better business bureau warned the i.r.s. has changed the way it deals with
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so you might actually get a call from a third party collection agency. how can you tell if the call is legit? these four contractors are allowed to collect unpaid tax debts for the government. c.b.e. group, conserve, performant and pioneer. this is how it will work. the i.r.s. and the private debt collection companies will send you a letter first. if you get a call out of the blue with no letter be cautious. these debt collectors by law -- i love this -- have to be courteous. so if the caller yells at you or curses or threatens arrest, hang up. they won't and they can't ask for credit card information. a gift card, or a wire transfer. consumers will only pay the i.r.s. directly online. another note we are not talking about 2016 taxes. the i.r.s. says collectors will only be calling about tax debts that you have had for many years. you likely are already aware of them. don't you love it, they h
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>> required by law. you have to be nice. kimberly: a lot of the calls from the scammers, imposters really scared people thinking they will be arrested on the spot. the i.r.s. is not doing that. alison: good to know the difference. thank you. alison: another scam. several police phone numbers are used by con artists. potential victims may be tricked to making payments to settle false warrants or provide personal information. capital police are aware of the scheme. they would never try to settle a criminal matter over the phone. nancy: next at 5:00, the tattoo that says, "i'm a thief." the reason the teen was forced to get it. kellye: i'm kellye lynn in sterling. recreating works of art destroyed by isis.
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raise wages, eliminate the burden of student debt and protect our climate. together we really can build a virginia that works for everyone. nancy: a piece of world history. the battleship uss texas celebrated and is closed.
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only surviving american warship to fight in both world wars. the ship is now in a museum closed for a similar problem five years ago but it has been undergoing extensive repairwork ever since -- repair work ever since. alison: today a milestone for world history. on this day 75 years ago a little girl in netherlands was given a diary for her birthday. anne frank would go on to record her family's two years of hiding from the nazis with the hopes and the frustrations she felt in that time. it's gone on to be translated into 67 languages and sold more than 30 million copies. nancy: for years we watched helplessly as isis destroyed piece of world history and works of art in the middle east. now students in our area are responding. in tonight's spotlight on education, kellye lynn shows us how the high school and the middle school students recreating lost artifact
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kellye: the destruction comes at the hands of isis. militant determined to wipe out artifacts in syria and iraq that in their minds represent creation of idols. >> it's disappointing that it's happening. >> sterling middle school art teacher ryan teal gave his students an assignment. find a way to honor and remember the ancients work of art. >> they decided with my heal to recreate the artifacts in their own way. >> ours doesn't look exactly like it. but it's good. kellye: from the monumental averages of palmyra, syria, they worked hard to bring to life what was lost. all the works of art recreated by the students were destroyed by isis in 2015. destroyed but not forgotten. the middle schoolers hope sharing the creations at school and online will lead people better informed after the problem
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pieces of history. >> it's important to make sure that the public knows the artifacts are being destroyed and it needs to stop. nancy: coming up tonight at 6:00, a funding fight over the troubled d.c. streetcar. also -- firefighters thrust into the fight of their lives. and a multimillion dollar windfall after cleaning out the garage. that is next at 6:00. alison: police in brazil say a stolen bicycle led to a case of extreme revenge. two men have been charged now with torture because of this. they are accused of tattooing "i am a thief and a loser" on a teenager's forehead. this came after the boy was suspected of trying to steal a bike. the incident was recorded and posted on social media. the boy's family
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teenager has a history of mental illness. a fundraising page has been created to help pay for the tattoo removal. nancy: a night to remember for a musical that premiered two years ago here on d.c.'s arena stage. >> and the tony award goes to -- "dear evan hanson." nancy: the best musical award, one of six for "dear evan hanson." also among was flak who won best actor honor. "dear evan hanson" centers around young outsiders and has a lot of buzz and paid off with six tony awards. alison: i got to tell you, that performance by ben platt was stunning. nancy: you are going to the show. alison: i would love to. he is a talented guy. we deserving. let's talk about the weather. it's hot and humid. but i guess the good thing is a mini heatwave. right? doug: only three
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today is day two. tomorrow is the last day. just as intense. looking outside from a rooftop view. hazy sunshine. along route 50. no rain chances. hazy and humid. 92 in the city. high of 25. tie the -- high of 95. we tied but didn't break the record. it's 91 in leesburg and frederick. baltimore. 9 the in joint base andrews -- 92 on the joint base andrews. in eastbound, 93. there is plenty of heat and humidity. we tied the record set in 2002 at reagan national. missed it by six at dulles and missed it by two at b.w.i. tomorrow's record high for washington is 96 set in 1954. well before my time. i don't think we will hit that. we could get close. temperatures will drop but they will hold in the 80's. with the muggy conditions it's
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tomorrow we wake up to the temperatures in the upper 60's to the middle 70's. we will be close to 96. see what happens. many areas didn't get in the mid-90's. whatever lines up, the last day of the high heat and the humidity. eventually we will get a cold front in. tomorrow random pop-up showers or thunderstorms could develop. but wednesday a cold front approaches. then after that we see temperatures go down and get back to the average temperatures for the middle of june. coming up at 6:00, more on the heat and a fresh outlook coming up then. alison: thank you. we know michael jordan's nike shoes sell at a high price but nothing compared to these. this is a pair of converse that sold for more than $190,000. these are the last pair of converse his airness wore at a game. he wore them in the 1984. not just any game. the
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game versus spain. which was a big deal. $190,000. nancy: for his airness. robert: i love mike. but i'm not spending that much on the shoes. nancy: you could buy a house with that. robert: a nice house! i wonder how lebron james' shoes will go years from now. makes you think. alison: they should be in a museum. robert: yeah. nancy: after you air dry them out for a while. robert: air dry his airness' shoes. game five tonight. waros have a chance to win it all. if they win tonight there is no heroic comeback by lebron like last year. but anything is possible. last year the cavs were down 3-1. the cavs won three straight to pull it off. can it happen tonight? it will be next to impossible but we will see. you can see it right here on abc7. your home for the nba finals. game five tonight. coverage begins at 8:30. tip-off at 9:00 in oakland. in
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should say. at fedex. have you heard of him? well over the weekend they turned the field into a golf course. yes. scott abraham explains. scott: the home of the redskins. fedex field transformed into a golf course this weekend. >> i would like to make at least one birdie. that is my goal. if i can do that, i will be happy. >> why not come out to an experience you never had before. someone will score in the stadium. might as well be me not the redskins. >> trading footballs for golf balls. looking high above from skytrak7. the nine hole course challenging. the elevation causing problems for golfers. >> we are struggling with it. we have two balls to play. >> it's bizarre to see all the football games here and hitting balls off the turf of. it's fun. scott: i have my eight iron but i'm leaving golfing to the pros. a new country is traveling all across the country to stadiums in the last year and a half.
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idea. now it has caught on with the football and the golfing fans all over. they can't get enough. >> never thought i'd see it here. once in a lifetime. long time experience. you don't think golfing when it comes to football stadium. scott: a golfing experience they will never forget. scott abraham, abc7 sports. nancy: cool. robert: looks weird but i'm sure it's fun. nancy: that describes so many things. 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, and as governor, i won't let donald trump stand in our way.
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alison: montana's congressman elect greg gianforte pleaded guilty to body slamming a reporter. danya bacchus has his apology. danya: montana's next congressman, greg gianforte pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault in court monday and apologizing directly to "guardian reporter" ben jacobs. >> i want to say i'm sorry. if and when you ready
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you. danya: avoiding jailtime, sentenced to 40 hours of consumer service, to hours of anger management counseling and $385 fine. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys. the last guy that came in here did the same thing. get the hell out of here. are you with "the guardian"? >> yes. you just broke my glasses. >> last guy did the same thing. >> you just body slamming me and broke my glasses. >> get the hell out of here. >> it happened after jacobs asked gianforte a question about healthcare. [inaudible] on the stand, jacob acknowledging gianforte's written apology. the settlement requires gianforte to give $50,000 to the committee to protect journalists. he is now expected to be sworn in to the
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u.s. house seat later this month. danya bacchus, abc7 news, los angeles. nancy: new video released of a car crash caught on camera. what happened moments before the crash that will land a man behind bars. michelle: the explosion that sent firefighters running back and then running back in. nancy: plus take a close look at this painting. just sitting in a garage for years. who painted it and how much it's now worth next at "abc7 news at 6:00". announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. michelle: we are experiencing the first serious heat of june and it is not over yet. nancy: definitely not. how much longer will it last? steve rudin at the perfect place to talk about the heat. a splash park in arlington. you can hear all the kids
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steve: absolutely. it does not get better than this. the kids are having fun. adults are having fun. keeping cool. high temperature today hit 95 degrees at reagan national airport. that tied the record that we had. no record unfortunately for dulles or b.w.i. marshall. anyway you look at it, it's hot out there. look through the everything and overnight hours. keep the a.c. on. look at the temperatures. 88 by 7:00 p.m. by later tonight after 11:00, around 80. only fall in the middle 70's as we move through the early morning hours of tomorrow. highs tomorrow 94 degrees. even though temperatures may not be as hot. it's going to feel a little hotter out there. a bit more humid. the dew point levels are a bit more intense. we do have a chance for a few showers and thunderstorms to cool us down. just a little bit. chief meteorologist doug hill will have more on that coming up with a look at the full re

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