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crews are desperately trying to reach as many as 30 kids that could be trapped in the rubble of the collapsed school. >> they think they hear something and they are trying to listen to see if they can hear a survivor in the rubble. a few hours they think they have been communicating with a girl. they don't know exactly where she is inside the building. >> the girl has been communicating with the friends and family via text message. >> every few minutes we hear a whistle. someone will raise their hand in the air. everybody down here and hundreds of people, everybody stops. and listens. and waits. it's all to give first responders a chance to maybe pick up a tell-tale sign of where this child is. >> mexicoee president declared three days of mourning but the life or death work leaves any time for grief. larry: these are live pictures of the rescue efforts going on right now mexico. if we get any word on the girl rescued in this hour we will let you know. al
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thank you. we have an update for you in the last 20 minutes or so. this is about virginia's elite task force one. now they were just called and asked to stand down after being told seven members of the team would go to mexico. they were getting ready, cots, office equipment and tables to take with them. it's been a busy couple of weeks for the 200-member team. several members helped with the rescue efforts after harvey and texas and irma in florida. right now eight members of the team are in puerto rico. they tweeted this photo about four hours ago. after weathering maria. now they are ready to head in the streets to help out there. larry: 100% of puerto rico right now is without power after maria barreled through. the storm downgraded to a category two 15 minutes ago. as elizabeth hur reports by that time it had already done plenty
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elizabeth: puerto rico taking a direct hit from hurricane maria. the first category four hurricane to strike the island since 1932. >> we have winds over 110 miles per hour. experiencing now the eye wall of the storm. >> abc's senior meteorologist there as maria made landfall. blowing winds are so powerful, the window shower and the streets toppled and 100% of the island left without power. >> prepared. we have to try. >> some took cover in the hotel rooms. others in one of the 500 shelters now open with the governor warning the danger not over. >> we have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history. >> officials are now bracing for storm
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feet in puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. in some areas two feet of rain. this as authorities in the caribbean begin assessing the damage done there. the devastation and dom anyca so far -- dominica so far with the country left with no electricity. a neighborhood in puerto rico reporting 80% of the homes there have been destroyed. there are homes flooded with three to four feet of water. in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for abc7 news. josh: we have the latest update from the national hurricane center. maria is a category two sorm. the winds clocking around 110 miles per hour. some good news again is that hurricane force winds off the coast of puerto rico. the storm has a while to go. expecting it to strengthen again back to a major hurricane back to at least a category three. right now cat two. you can see moving northwest at 12 miles per hour. put a track on there. what it me
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graze past the dominican republic with some very strong winds. likely hurricane force. and then back to a category three. working our way farther north beyond the bahamas. even though it is not expected to make landfall, likely bringing heavy rain and the storm surge to some islands. again we have to keep a close eye on where this goes. notice how wide the cone is. not too far off the coast of the outer banks working our way to sunday and monday. where maria goes after that is up in the air. count on stormwatch7 to keep a close eye on the track of the storm. larry? larry: thank you. as hurricane maria pounds through puerto rico a local family says they are waiting in suspense for the storm to past. amy aubert joins us live from springfield where are today they shut the doors of the business to focus completely on staying in touch with family stuck in the area. amy? amy: that is right. this food truck has sat here all day. take a look
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it has been plugged in and charging in the time it would typically be on the road. the owners are focused on the path of hurricane maria and family still in puerto rico. typically this restaurant on wheels would have been hitting the road wednesday afternoon. >> we want to make sure we made phone calls. >> phone calls to the families still living in puerto rico. >> we are a small island. there is not many places you can hide from devastation. >> she and her husband run a food truck cooking up colombian and puerto rico dishes. usually roaming through d.c. on a sunny weekday afternoon. instead on wednesday they are focused else where. her husband grew up in puerto rico. >> it's really sad. you see pretty much your home land going through
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situations. >> she says on wednesday, they have been glued to the tv. watching images like this. debris soaring through the air. >> it causes a lot of shock, it causes stress. >> at first getting through to family wasn't easy. they connected through social media. as of this afternoon, everyone was okay. >> it's home. he would be watching the news. we're worried, we're praying. >> now she tells me this truck will be back out on the road tomorrow. she says she spent the day off today organizing and collecting donations for hurricane victims. she says the proceeds will help out as well. live in stringfield, amy aubert -- springfield, amy aubert, abc7 news. larry: a second benefit is planned for hurricanes of hurricane harvey. lyle lovett, clint back, will
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bonnie rait signed up to play. it's helps texans and the show is in fort worth in november. three devastating hurricanes and two earthquakes in the last month. a lot of us are wondering how we can help. we have a list of organizations to contact at a ebb with sit wjla.com. alison: we have new information about a woman was sexually assaulted in college park. this happened early saturday morning in the 4500 block of dillford road. not far from the university campus. as maryland bureau chief brad bell reports other people in the area say they say think think the same guy has been in their homes too. brad: the home invader hit jack's place early saturday morning. >> he stole my computer and my buddy's computer and x-box and headphones. brad: now he and his roommate keep a baseball bat handy. >> it's terrifying. to think someone was in my room taking my stuff. crazy. >> two hours
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perhaps the same creeper climbed through a closed but unlocked window next door. intruder groped his female housemate. >> he stood over her while she was sleeping and touched her. she woke up screaming and the guy ran away. >> now police learned on the same block of homes mostly respected -- rented, two additional women spotted a strange man in their room or peeping through a window. >> it's scary. i keep saying we are going to do what we need to do. lock our windows and doors. brad: the police beefed up patrols in the community and they are asking for tips. because for now they don't know if incident are linked or if they involve one or more people. >> at this time we no suspect description. it's critical that anyone in the area with any information give us
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>> police try to get the word out to people living in the houses or young people living on their own for a first time to report suspicious things. someone looking in the window or lurking around the backyard, anything out of place. police say that is the tip that could catch this person or people two are responsible for really frightening this community. in college park, brad bell, abc7 news. larry: thank you for that. developing now an investigation underway after a police officer in oklahoma city shot and killed a deaf man tuesday night. police say sanchez approached savessers holding a -- officers holding a pipe. appears with the commotion they didn't realize the man couldn't hear command to surrender. they had been looking for his father in a hit-and-run crash. alison: the former middleweight champion of world remembered for tumult
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life. jake had a lifetime record of 83-19-4. he knocked out opponents 30 times. his life is the focus of the film "raging bull." robert dinero won the oscar for the role. his fiancée says he died after complications from pneumonia and he was 95 years old. larry: coming up at 5:00, healthcare showdown. the deadline lawmakers were up against in next round in fight over the affordable care act. alison: swine flu fears how an outbreak at a maryland county fair is impact some others. larry: plus, virginia governor announces the new project to coincide with the opening of i-66 inside the beltway. alison: we are tracking maria tonight. wi have new video in the newsroom from puerto rico. look, if you look closely. cars under water there in puerto rico. the island is without power tonight. we have much mo
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the move comes after the field at several schools failed a key test. today's abc7 instapoll is asking how concerned you are about your fields playing on the crumb rubber field. go to wjla.com/votenow. while we go to d.c. bureau chief sam ford live in northwest standing by. on one of those fields. sam? sam: we are outside the adams campus of the oyster adams school. one of four schools where the city says the condition of the athletic field is so poor they are replacing it. but there are two issues here. not just the condition but also the cushion used in the artificial turf. some are concerned that crumb rubber is a cancer causing agent. last night, some of the alarmed parents here said they were more concerned about that than how hard or soft, weather the field passed a g-max test. while the city says crumb rubber is safe, today
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officials from the d.c. general services said they are using something different to repair the field here at adams. >> what we are using is an envirofilled. it's coated sand silica that will be used as the in-field for that field, not crumb rubber. sam: this afternoon a d.c. general services issued a statement saying there are 16 fields that were found to have problems and only four of them are closed down including this one. the issue of chrome rubber as a carcinogen did not come up in statement. reporting live from north west washington i'm sam ford abc7 news. larry: okay. thank you for that. alison: so easy to focus on the tropics right now because there is so much activity and the devastation happening. larry: between jose and maria. both of t
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wide. you have to keep an eye on where they go next. josh: let's start off with a quiet picture at home. this is all you can ask for. if you are ready for the pumpkin spice lawsuit theys, not so much. blue skies from top of the studio in arlington. this is where jose is now. we tropical storm force winds with this. max winds around 70 miles per hour. just shy of being category one hurricane. you will notice that the cloud cover is not making it to the delmarva beaches. new jersey, to long island and boston. they are dealing with the wet weather from the storm. we can put on here where the tropical storm force winds extend to. the yellow circle. nantucket is on the edge. we are getting more of a break to atlantic city and ocean city. let me put the latest track here. this is now officially tracking west after we get through the next couple of days. that m
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out and me ander in the area. so all that is left of it is cloud cover and rain. this is slow moving. it is going to me ander in the area. that means we have to keep an eye on it to see if this will bring us wet weather. if it does it would be in the early part of next week. i'm not counting on that to happen. there is jose. this is the clear weather and everything is staying nice and really warm for us as we go throughout the rest of the evening. we find cloud cover over to shenandoah county to harrisonburg. showers there. but for us it is going to stay dry closer to the metro. 6:00 at 84. 10:00 we are around 70. after work if you want to get out for a jog or a long walk, keep in mind it's more summer like. you will get hot quickly. especially the extra humidity
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hanging around. tonight 6 to 70. mild again and similar to the last few nights. just like the last couple of mornings we could wake up to patchy fog. tomorrow around lunchtime keep in mind if you get out of the office for lunch the temperatures in the mid-80's but feeling closer to 90. so if anything a little hotter than we had out there today. let me show you the temperatures around the area for most of us. we are topping out in the mid-80's. 86 for d.c. and fredericksburg. 87 for culpeper. cooler and win chester is 83. 85 for annapolis. average this time of year is 78. so as far as the comfortable part of the fall as we get ready to start fall on friday. not getting there just yet. 86 on saturday. 87 for sunday. again, that is ten degrees what would be normal and still muggy for weekend as well. if you are lucky and the pool is still open it should be a nice weekend to get out for that. we get to the football game on sunday the game is 8:30. so gametime is
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hanging in the mid-to-the upper 60's and 70's. with that, unseasonably warm. tailgating is on the hot side. for two days hang in the mid-80's. fall starts on friday. weekend looks great. again, jose or what is left of jose does bounce back toward the east coast that would be in the monday, tuesday time frame. a few extra clouds on the seven-day forecast at this point. burr then we bring in the last -- but then we bring in the last few days looking for 70's when we get to friday and saturday next week. so still several days of well above average temperatures. alison: thank you very much. a question for you. do you have a pet puma? larry: not lately. alison: found out which county is drawing the line on wild animals. some of the strange animals on the list. larry: okay. i'm intrigued. plus -- >> we got to move that way. >> this building is locking up. >> what these people were struggling to get a look at behind that
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>> the sound from roam are in northeast washington -- the sound of rome are in northeast washington. coming up preview of a free concert happening tonight by the sistine chapel choir. alison: all right. but first a look at what is coming up tonight on abc7. larry: now veronica johnson has a preview of tomorrow's "good morning washington." >> thanks, guys. tomorrow on "good morning washington," puerto rico in survival mode as it deals with the aftermath of a direct hit from powerful hurricane maria. we are tracking the storm's path and what you can expect next. >> plus the six crucial questions every patient should ask before leaving the doctor's office. >> stay with us for traffic and weather every ten minutes tomorrow starting at 4:25 on if you'd have told me three years ago... that we'd be downloading in seconds, what used to take... minutes. that guests would compliment our wifi. that we could video conference... and do it like that. (snaps) if you'd have told me that i could afford... a gig-speed. a gig-speed network. it's like 20 times faster than what most people have.
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you are closer to rome. the sistine chapel choir takes us to the beginning. >> it's some of the most beautiful profound experiences. >> we were invitedded in a workshop in the catholic university of america. >> the opportunity to hear them in italy at the vatican my freshman year of high school. i heard they were coming here and i was like i have to see them again. >> the choir is celebrating the renaissance period from the 1500's so the makeup is similar. boys and men capable of reaching different notes. sophomore says she hears the latin sound in modern day music. >> it's very light, airy, high tone. it's something that common in pop music and musical theater. >> this is a full-time job for choir. they
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the iconic feeling and wall that depict the second coming of christ. >> rome was already the center of the world at this time. >> the main job is to perform alongside the pope. >> in the choir will perform for the public tonight at 6:00 at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. northeast washington, cheryl conner, abc7 news. larry: what an opportunity to see that. >> yeah. that is a beautiful venue as well. it would be a perfect place for it. larry: i wish i could go. alison: i know! well, still to come at 5:00, we'll show you the new company betting you want to bar row a bike legally -- borrow a bike legally with the swipe of a phone. larry: a new battle raging over the feature of the affordable care act. alison: we are tracking maria for you tonight. we have new video just in the new
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st. thomas. heavy rains causing knee-deep flooding on the island. obviously not long after it was decimated by hurricane irma. we are watching this closely. we will get the latest on where the storm is now. after this.
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larry: we have breaking news after a number of pigs at charles county fair tested positive for swine flu. now we learned from the maryland state health department that seven people were diagnosed with the flu after coming in contact with the pigs. richard reeve is live in leonardtown with the latest details including how another fair is being impacted. richard? richard: yeah, larry, that is right. they have the variant flu, the flu that humans get when they receiver the swine flu from pigs. take a look at this here. we are in the st. mary's fair. a pig barn. this has affected area children as well. the charles county fair closed for the season. the focus of the attention of the state health and agricultural officials the entire swine population is in quarantine after five pigs contractedded influenza a or swine
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they confirmed a number of youngsters became ill after contact with pigs there. the youngsters might have gotten sick from some other form of animal borne illness but we heard now that seven people are believed to have the flu. one problem is many families from st. mary's travel to charles county. they ordered the shutdown of the pig exhibits at st. mary and the fair as a precaution. the health department looking for people that may have had contact. the charles county fair closed for the season but the folks of the state health and the agricultural officials. the entire swine population now in quarantine after five pigs contracted influenza a or swine flu. health officials now confirming an undetermined number of youngsters became ill after contact with pigs here. the youngsters may have gotten sick of some other form of animal borne illness. a problem is many families from st. mary's travel to
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fair there. state agriculture officials ordered shut down as a precaution. the health department looking for people who may have had contact. >> we are telling them if they have a fever and a sore throat or cough or any flu like symptoms. we are asking them with the local healthcare provadeer so they can be appropriately tested and treated if necessary. >> a lot of the 4h kids that raise the animals from last spring through till now. they are expecting to show them. they would have them at auction on saturday. >> a lot of disappointed folks. state health officials have to figure out what kind of strain was involved. transfer of flu from pigs to humans is very rare. but it can happen. again at at least two fairs now you will see the open areas like this in these exhibits not happening for this year. reporting live, richard
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abc7 news. alison: now on the hill republicans are pushing back against growing criticism of the latest effort of repeal and replace obamacare. as lana zak explains the opposition is driven by a bipartisan group of governors as well as a late night host. >> literally an emergency. all hands on deck. red alert. >> opponents of the latest plan to repeal and replace healthcare are trying to raise the alarm. >> this guy bill cassidy died to my face. reporter: with the senate planning to vote on the bill even before the nonpartisan congressional budget office estimates the effect of the bill on the uninsured. one of the authors appeared on jimmy kimmel show in may and promised it would pass his test. after kimmel said all families should have access to life-saving surgery like his newborn son. >> it does pass the jimmy kimmel test but a different one. the
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needs if and only if his father is jimmy kimmel. >> cassidy denied the allegation. >> we share a passion that we care for people with preexisting conditions. >> it would allow people to have insurance companies charging more for people with preexisting conditions and set lifetime caps. even president obama weighed in. >> all of this done without any actuarial or plain common sense rationale. it frustrates. reporter: nonetheless the republican leadership says they are optimistic. >> it's better than the status quo by far. that is an argument we are comfortable with making. >> trump administration making a full court press. vice president trump left the u.n. council meeting to powwow with mcconnell. and he is calling out some republicans leaning no. lana zak, back
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alison: thank you. this just in to the newsroom now. u.s. capitol police are starting to use new screening machines machines in the capitol complex. the full body scanners are like the ones at the airport security checkpoint. they have been tested for a few years and they were moved to outside the house and the senate gallery. larry: new developments tonight involving a half million refugees. the u.s. pledging $32 million in humanitarian aid to help hundreds of thousands of muslims in bangladesh. the refugees flood the homes in neighboring myanmar. the united nations says they are the victims of the ethnic clennings by the military. alison: tows of young people in the d.m.v. are not in school or without a job. corporate america is looking to give them a chance to change that. companies like starbucks and five guys looking to hire a million people ages 16 to 24. they organize a huge john fair
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opportunity initiative. 5,000 youths preregistered for job fair. a lot of them, as many as 1,800 of them were lucky enough to get an interview on the spot today. >> i did get a job. chipotle! >> this is a great example of what corporate america can and should do. >> so far similar job fairs have been held in l.a., phoenix, seattle, dallas and chicago. larry: love that. drivers on i-66 aren't the only ones to benefit when the express lanes begin. ten others will accompany the launch to reduce congestion. they include enhanced bus service, a new park and ride lot and expanded bike share options. beginning in december solo drivers can use i-66 inside the beltway in rush hour if they pay a toll. alison: we have new information now in fight over a trail that was closed by work on the purple line. the judge asked for new
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the case by the close of business today. a group is asking for part of the capital crescent trail in bethesda to be kept open until another case is decided about the future of the work. we will let you know when a judge makes a decision. larry:m coming up at 5:00, redskins are moving on without safety cravens. robert burton is at the redskins park with the reaction from the players in a bit in sports. >> grow up. why would you do that? that is a little girl's toy. that is her birthday present that you took from her. >> but first, a mother's anger after thieves target her daughter's favorite toy. larry: ray head at 6:00 -- ahead at 6:00 a good samaritan beats down a would-be robber. but mother says he is the victim and she is suing the good samaritan. her reasoning ahead at 6:00. alison: this is just in the abc7 newsroom. we want to show you the picture of the
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over canada. this is taken from the international space station. wow! what a sight to behold. larry: amazing. alison: we'll be back right after this. we are the tv doctors of america, and we may not know much about medicine, but we know a lot about drama. we also know that you can avoid drama by getting an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. it could save your life. cigna. together, all the way.
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on this wednesday we take a look ahead to the weekend. things are looking nice for us. more summer like. 85 on friday. partly cloudy skies. even more sunshine as we head to the weekend. 86 on saturday. 27 on sunday. keep in mind the average high is 78 degrees. even though the thermometer might not suggest fall starts it does happen for us on friday. so you want to get out and enjoy it. find pumpkins. they are kicking off the fallfest running through the end of october. get out to enjoy the sunshine. find a nice pumpkin. we'l
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larry: a mother in washington state believes thieves cased her yard before stealing her daughter's prize possession. they were caught taking a dune buggy, a toy from the front yard. the 7-year-old loved the purple and the pink ride on toy. she rode it hours before it disappeared. >> she doesn't understand. she just knows the dune buggy is gone and someone took it. that is my baby. you are stealing it from her, you are stealing it from me. you hurt her, then you hurt me. larry: she is disgusted that someone would steal from a child. and they hope the surveillance video helps them catch the thieves. alison: i feel so bad for her. still ahead at 5:00. surfing certainly isn't anything new out in california. what about doing it to 200 miles inland? we will explain the scene coming up. mike: i'm mike carter-conneen in dupont circle.
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bike. how it works and how it's different from ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored is ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs.
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to take money out of virginia public schools and give it to private schools. as a washington dc lobbyist, ed gillespie worked for lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. and ed gillespie's plan to cut taxes for the wealthy could cut virginia school funding, too. ed doesn't stand for education.
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a second woman come forward accused massage envy employee of sexually assaulted her in a massage. it stems from an august incident. this is after he was arrested for another alleged incident on sunday. the driver of big rig could face citation after he took the truck down gordonsville, virginia road. the truck as you can see on the side flipped while trying to avoid hitting the car. those waiting to turn luckily 47,000 pounds of hershey chocolate bars in the back didn't spill out. the truck was too big to drive down the road. alison: wow! if you have used capital bike share you visited one of the docks stations across the region. but in d.c. this week there is new bike share competition. as mike carter-conneen reports, these bikes don't require parking at a dock. >> part of a six-month pilot program. the fast growing
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industry rolling in d.c. >> the dockless model allows us to put bikes in places otherwise they wouldn't be able to go. >> for now each company is allowed 400 bikes and they promise to fill the gaps with bikes in all eight wards. >> that is convenient for anybody. >> unlike the capital bike share there is no docking station. no walking the final blocks to a destination. >> people are riding the bikes. to where they have to go. >> here is how it work, they open and scan this on the back of the bike. they press the start button and then the bike unlocks. for each half hour users pay a $1 rental. some worry that the dockless bike parking on the public sidewalks could obstruct pathway for blind, for those in realchairs and others with disabilities. >> i don't want to see bicycling promoted at the expense of other vulnerable users. >> we a
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improvement with biking for other ones who already have problems finding places to park. >> they have teams to respond to complaints quickly moving the poorly parked bikes and possibly penalizing the users. anyone could pick up and relocate the bikes since they are fairly light weight. but still, g.p.s. tracking should discourage theft. based on the pilot the d.c. government is developing regulations. in northwest washington, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. alison: interesting. maybe you wear a fanny pack when you ride a bike. but you probably don't have one like this. take a look, presenting -- [laughter] presenting the dad bag. this is the brain child of a london artist who seems to be obsessed with the dad body. he always wanted one so he is making fanny packs that
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resemble harry, pudgy bellies. once he finds a business partner -- good luck with that -- he plans to sell them in several skin tones and belly styles. i finally know what to get you for your birthday. [laughter] you want the really harry one? >> i worked a long time to get rid of my dad bag. the real one. i don't watt it back >> ew. larry: my kids would be horrified if i wore one of those anywhere. even around the house. i'll disown you as a dad. no. alison: see if it takes off. larry: anything is possible. okay. speaking of anything being possible -- alison: arlington residents can no longer own exotic animals. county board approved the change on tuesday. the list of the banned pets include nonhuman primates, foxes, tigers, and anything venomous. there are some exemptions for animals that are already
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so check with the county. for a complete list of the banned creatures you can head to wjla.com. larry: okay. a bit of a wild scene in california. 200, quite a while, these are the world's top surfers in the middle of farm land. 200 miles from the shore. they are invited to test a huge wave pool. hidden behind a row of trees and rumored to today's invitation only event. >> made a perfect wave that barrels for i don't know how long. 300 meters. getting 20-second barrel is every surfer's dream. >> they are here because they know how important it will be for history of surfing. larry: no beach nearby. the pool is 70 yards wide and 700 yards long. alison: pretty cool. larry: it is cool. alison: my goodness. it feels like summer around
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it's still warm. larry: josh is tracking it for us. you were saying we could see 90's? josh: it's not out of the question. especially early next week. even if we don't get there it feels like 90 for a lot of us. we are at 8 7 at reagan national. it's busy at the harbor. a lot of folks are trying to enjoy the heat. it's kind of, it is not what you expect. you think you will step outside for september temperatures but they won't be here until the end of next week. jose is spinning off the coast as a tropical storm but barely. 70 miles per hour winds. meanwhile the cloud cover moved out of the area. d.c. feels like 88. 86 in warrenton and culpeper. around 87. so a warm and a muggy evening for us. it will stay that way.
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we will start off in the mid-60's. so again, the daytime highs above average. the morning lows above average as well. overnight it's quiet. we are staying quiet as we hit 68 for the overnight low. 862 tomorrow and 85 on friday. the first day of fall. we work our way to the weekend, the temperatures are not going down. 86 on saturday. 87 on sunday. both days there looking like we should get a good amount of sunshine. as we head to early next week. that is where we have to watch what happens with jose. we have more coming up. erin, over to you. erin: the redskins have a matchup against the raiders sunday night at fedex field. the first meeting between the teams since 2013. washington was back on the practice field in ashburn this afternoon prepping for an elite oakland squad. the redskins could get doctson involved but he still hasn't caught a pass.
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in the first time we have heard from them since the team announced cravens would not be back. robert: redskins back on the field getting ready for the primetime action. redskins and raiders. all eyes are on that game. one guy they won't see is safety cravens who was placed on the reserve left squad list and is out for entire 2017 season. remember, he is only 23 years old. we talk to players today about how hard it is coming in the nfl and being that young. >> it's not easy. it's very difficult. it is something that takes time. >> it's not about football. this is my little brother. i want to make sure he is all right outside of football. at the end of the date's a game. >> the game isn't for anybody. this was a major commitment for a young man. if you are not fully committed, shouldn't play it. >> kicks off sunday night
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redskins. cross our fingers, understand that the redskins and primetime football don't get along that well. ashburn with the redskins, robert burton, abc7 sports. erin: thank you, rob. there has been a lot of talk about the head injuries in the nfl. you can't hit players up high so d-backs are forced to aim low. case and point, last week, cody davis tackled pryor near his knee. pryor got up a little gingerly. so yesterday pryor took to twitter saying the cody davis rule 101, not a dirty play. but we all want success. try to hit a little higher and not take out the knees in the future. thank you. he has a good point there. alison: nice way to put it. alison: hurricane harvey, irma and now maria keeping fema busy. larry: absolutely. when we come back how to m
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larry: some take advantage of people after natural disasters so with the hurricanes, what can prevent people falling victim to fraud? we find out. >> recovery efforts continue across texas, florida and the southeast. people try to get back to formal in the aftermath of hurricanes harvey and irma. but survivors of the storms are now facing a new danger from scammers looking to cash in. >> the most prevalent is fraud against fema. but we also see donation fraud, contractor fraud, price gouging and other type of fraud. >> the number of the fraud complaints for the national center for disaster fraud are skyrocketing. the center received over 700 fraud reports related to harvey and irma. >> the week before harvey hit, we were getting 100 a week. the week after harvey hit we got 100 ad
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are also warning of scammers posing as fema officials and construction workers to try to rip off residents. 86-year-old martha fell victim to thieves last year. >> it's very, very painful to lose all the memories and a lot of things that belong to my grandmother before she was married. >> in texas a man was arrested for impersonating a fire marshal. >> this problem you predict will get worse. >> that is the case. >> we anticipate getting more complaints. enter the national fraud center was formed by the justice department in 2005 following hurricane katrina because fraud was such a huge problem. fraudsters will be prosecuted. >> the u.s. department of justice is going to stand ready to aggressively pursue the people. >> hurricane maria slammed puerto rico as a category four storm on wednesday. law enforcement officials believe there will be more fraud after maria but they say
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criminals. at the justice department i'm michelle macaluso. michelle: right now at 6:00, the race to find survivors after the devastating earthquake in mexico. amidst chaos calls for silence so westerners can hear cries for help. alison: the video just in showing task force racing to rescue after hurricane maria. the latest disaster for the team of experts. michelle: the saying, "no good deed goes unpunished. a man thwarts a would-be robber but now he is the one that could face legal troubles. announcer: now, "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. alison: oh, my. michelle: explosions, cries of fear and tears of joy part of what has become reality in mexico city in the aftermath of yesterday's
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earthquake. right now the focus is on hunting for survivors in the rubble. this is clearly the wrong video here. but this is back breaking work. they are digging into what is left of schools. you can see not much there. but in that rubble there is a little girl trapped inside. that as we learn at this hour at least 225 people are now confirmed dead. thousands more have no home left with hundreds of thousands without power and afraid of what could come next. >> i still don't feel safe. michelle: in a mexican state alone 44 buildings collapsed. we are monitoring rescue efforts and we will bring you updates about what happened. alison: virginia elite tars one team is standing by now to help those who rescued in mexico. that is despite all the images taken in the past week of the task force one helping victims of

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