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experts say survivors can last a week or more in the debris. michelle: there is a race against time in puerto rico to evacuate a community near a dam that is about to burst. that is complicating the race to save lives and recover in the aftermath of hurricane maria. at this hour 27 people are confirmed dead in the caribbean. millions more are in the dark and running out of supplies. virginia governor mcauliffe activated the national guard to rush more than 100 members and supplies to puerto rico. virginia task force one is already on the ground there and in the virgin islands to help in the rescue efforts. nancy: caught on video, a daring rescue in the hours after hurricane maria. look here. these are members right there of the u.s. coast guard and the british royal navy saving three people. they were stranded on the capsized boat off puerto rico coast. the boat capsized earlier and
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hurricane force winds. this is on the other side of the continent. rescue boats racing to save the person but we hear it caught fire on whidbey island north of seattle. the person escape and was not hurt. michelle: skytrak7 capturing the fight to put out a fire on this tractor trailer on i-95 on route 100 in jessup. the fire and the clean-up snarled traffic for six hours. no one was hurt but no doubt plenty of people ended up late for work. nancy: this is an ambitious and expensive plan to help ease rush hour traffic in maryland. governor hogan wants $9 billion to add toll lanes to the beltway and i-270. as maryland bureau chief brad bell reports this is a process. northern virginia drivers know well. >> yesterday, hogan announced a plan to have four expressway lanes each to the
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today the commuters used to sitting in traffic are reacting. >> it's a good thing. the traffic coming out of maryland and virginia is horrific. anything we can do to improve it is awesome. >> it should have been done years ago. not sure how i feel about the tolls. >> for the tolls the maryland officials say it's too early to know what they will be. they plan to follow the model to build it with private partners and private financing and they will likely follow the sliding scale toll model as well. >> it's unreasonable to say pay whatever we want to charge at the moment. >> virginia express lane are run by an australian company. >> we have seen satisfied customer base.
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need it. >> it will be a year before they are ready to accept bids and a long time after that before they are putting asphalt down. but the governor says the work is starting and he wants the project to move ahead quickly. falls church, brad bell, abc7 news. michelle: police say a man's quick thinking helped them track down a hit-and-run driver. this happened this morning on i-95 in springfield. vdot worker was outside the truck helping a stranded driver when a car hit him and a car hit him and took off. the car sitting sitting in trafw the whole thing. >> i said he hit somebody! but he didn't pull over. i followed him and got the license plate number and i called 911. >> thanks to the witness, police tackled down and are now questioning the driver. the vdot worker is in serious condition but is expected to
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recover. >> searching for a third man accused in the rape for a thirdn accused in the rape of a teenager. michelle: this is as questions arise of the two men charged in the crime. in particular why one of them was not already behind bars. richard reeve is following the story for us. rich, what have you uncovered? richard: that is right. the 19-year-old suspect in the case has been in this country and is in the country illegally. the authorities have known about the immigration status since last april. >> in the quiet frederick neighborhood a horrible crime. >> one of the more heinous crimes we have seen. >> 17-year-old edgar chicas-hernandez and 19-year-old victor gonzalez gutierres accused of raping and sodomizing a female classmate at knifepoint. a third masked suspect making video of the attack that went on for hours. >> she was allegedly raped several times by the two individuals she was able to identify. >> after th
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learned that gutierres originally from el salvador is in the country illegally. this is not his first arrest. county police arrested him in april on failure to obey and resist arrest. >> considering minor charges. >> if he broke the law, he should be treated like anybody else. >> he is classified as 286g jurisdiction. the local police have immigration authority. officers are allowed to grant bond even if the suspect is illegally in the country. because of the charges it didn't rise to no bond status, so he was released after paying bond. >> if it was on the books he should have been kept, he should have. >> some wonder if laws were tougher, gutierres he might have been in jail and the crime never would have happened. >> something should be done
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>> the authorities are investigating to see if a female acquaintance orchestrated the whole thing. they are still looking for the third suspect at this hour. reporting live in frederick, richard reeve, abc7 news. michelle: arlington county approved 100,000 to help immigrants facing deportation. the county leaders say it's the first county in virginia to offer the services. nancy: shutting down the street to play hockey. the special street that has washington great 8 in center. michelle: a thief targets a potted plant? the bizarre crime d.c. police want you to see. up next. josh: we are staying mild for you this evening. temperatures are slowly falling through the 70's. but we heat up in the next two days close to 90. it doesn't last too much longer. when the heat breaks and the next chance for rain coming up afte
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ralpand i sponsoredralph northam, canthis adfor governor narrator: ed gillespie says dr. ralph northam doesn't show up? dr. ralph northam was an army doctor and a volunteer medical director at a children's hospice. he passed the virginia law requiring concussion standards for school sports. the smoking ban in restaurants. and dr. northam is working to connect veterans to good paying jobs in virginia. ed gillespie is a washington dc corporate lobbyist. he shows up for whoever pays him.
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. michelle: check out this video. bizarre crime caught on camera in the district. a man walks into this yard, grabs a potted plant. here he goes. yes, t
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this video from september 8 near the corner of 6 and istreet in northeast d.c. police want you to give them a call if you recognize the man. crime alert in loudoun county where police put out this video as a warning for parents. watch here as a thief slides in between the two s.u.v.'s. you see what he does there. seconds later he goes through a window and he is gone with a woman's purse. that happened three times this month. each time outside of daycare. he strikes while the parents are inside dropping off the child. police say it is a reminder not to leave valuables in your car even if you are only gone for a second. nancy: overseas now, kim jong un threatening to test a hydrogen bomb over the pacific ocean. this is the latest step in the ongoing tension over pyongyang's nuclear ambition. today kim jong un called president trump deranged as well as rogue and a
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in a speech on tuesday president trump threatened to destroy north korea if he strikes the united states or the allies. michelle: up next, a school bus burst into flames. what the bus driver did next that left witnesses in awe. nancy: also ahead a power company gives a little girl a hamster. the typo that made a d.c. girl a new friend and got her a new
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nancy: caught on video. a fire engulfing a school bus that minutes earlier had been filled with children. this happened in kansas city. witnesses say everyone did manage to escape unharmed. all thanks to a brave bus driver. >> he was getting the kids off the bus fast. >> it was a miracle they got everyone out on time. nancy: a true hero there. the driver taking it in strike. getting the children away and loading them to a new bus minutes later and the school system called that driver a hero. michelle: fast thinking. former senate majority leader and republican nominee for presde
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spokesperson says the 9-year-old was admitted to walter reed military medical center more than a week ago for low blood pressure. late this afternoon, the world war ii veteran tweeted out he hopes to be home, "sipping a cosmo" in coming days. we hope so, too. first lady melania trump put on gloves and held her first white house kitchen garden event. she hosted a local children group to plant and harvest vegetables. former first lady michelle obama established the garden 2009 to go witobama establishedn 2009 to go with her platform of promoting healthy eating to help curb childhood obesity. nancy: a rude reception for the former f.b.i. director first lecture at howard university today. nancy: they are shouting "get out james comey, you ain't our homey." one of a string of protests chanted as james comey spoke at the
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comey is scheduled to speak four more times this school year at howard. virginia now has a super fast link to europe for communication. lawmakers and tech industry leaders are announcing today the completion of a transatlantic cable that runs 4,000 miles from spain to virginia beach. that cable can transmit 160 terabytes of data per second. that is equal to 71 million h.d. videos simultaneously. a lot of netflixes. michelle: powerful. a big surprise outside of capital one arena where caps fans with special needs got to face off with the great 8. yes, alex ovechkin, himself. our q mccray was there as the police shut down the road to drop the puck. q: street hockey in the middle of capital one arena. it isn't played inside
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next best thing for the players. >> i got three shots on goal. i'm really psyched. >> i played street hockey. q: they are all part of the american special hockey association. created in 2000 for the players with developmental disabilities and it gives people of all ages a chance to learn and grow by playing hockey. when you are a hockey fanatic like these guys and gals, it couldn't get much better than this. or could it? in steps number 8, alex ovechkin. >> he was amazing. it was amazing. >> in the only did he surprise the biggest fans, he gave them a check for $5,000 on behalf of the capital in celebration of the centennial. >> they play hard. they tried to hit me. i had fun as well. q: so did the players.
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>> it was fun. >> in downtown d.c., q mccray, abc7 news. nancy: great to see that. that looks like a lot of fun. double surprise caught on camera in colorado springs. police officer snapping a picture of mass bandit on the windshield. he rushed to the theme of his crash and caught himself in a game of cops and robbers and he pulled over to let the startled raccoon camper away. michelle: keeping with the animal theme. cattle drive through the pastures turned swamp land in south florida. this is the race to get cattle to higher ground after a dike burst after hurricane irma. ranch owner neighbor sharing the land for the displaced bovine. nancy: this story is so sweet. touches your heart. a little girl's typo led to heart-warming story in district. serenity, that is her name,
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hamster. michelle: but she sent the letter to pepco. the power company. lucky for her the customer care worker at pepco understood and asked her parents if it was okay, he and a coworker got her a hamster and all the supplies a hamster needs. nancy: worked out so well. we have more pictures from the social moment in the letter that she wrote. go online to see that. it's a nice typo. michelle: one little mistake. nancy: still got a hamster, though. >> are they going to come by and clean the cage for her? >> parents will be doing that. >> we are talking about the summer feeling rolling on right through the weekend. if anything, temperatures are going up from where we are today. the cloud cover is actually from jose. that is going to be breaking down and moving out tonight leading to a much sunnier weekd.
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around the stud studio. this is host spinning out in the same spot for the last several days but sent extra moisture our way for today. as we zoom in, you can see overcast skies. basically across the area. even with that 81 in d.c. it's still 75 for falls church. clifton closer to 80. 76 in largo. with the cloud cover or not we managed to warm up above what is average for this time of year. throughout the evening, working to the mid-70's by 11:00. as the clouds break we should drop in 50's to 60's across the area. tomorrow morning does start off cooler and more fall like than in the last few mornings. but that is the only part of tomorrow that is going to feel fall-like. 80 at 11:00. 88 by 3:00 for the high tomorrow. if you are at dulles for the plane pull or anything else tomorrow keep in mind, hot, not too
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highs around the rest of the area, 88 for d.c. 86 for andrews. 86 for fredericksburg. close to 87 in hagerstown. this is the average high today. around 77. we work our way to sunday. if you get out there for the clarendon day run, it's on the warm side. we start off in the 70's. the race starting around 8:00. throughout the day the temperatures working their way back to upper 80's. it means hot weather for tailgating for the redskins game on sunday evening. 8:30 kickoff. upper 70 to low 70's. it's warm on the field. maria, category three storm. i want to show this because as we work our way to the top end of the cone, at this point, the latest update at 5:00 does include the outer bankers on the western edge. remember it's not that middle of the line. we really have to look at the whole cone. this will take us through wednesday and next week. be w
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you over the next several days. 88 tomorrow. 89 on sunday. 89 on monday. cooling off some. mid-80's for the middle of the week. working our way to the mid-70son friday. next weekend, temperatures in the 60's. we send it over to scott abraham with a look at hyattsville. hey, scott. scott: how are you? we have a big football game tonight. dematha and friendship collegiate. it's also the homecoming game. we have balloons and posterboards. of course we have the cheerleaders. we'll break down the ga ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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scott: hello, i'm scott abraham live in hyattsville. friday night and we are talking high school football. so far this season we have had a number of tremendous games. tomp should be no different. the abc7 game of the week features dematha and friendship collegiate. the stags won three straight games and this is the final tuneup before the w.b.c. portion begins. on the other side the knights
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big win last week over h.c. woodson. dematha head coach elijah brooks knows his team better be ready to play tonight. >> we have to make sure we are focused on the game and not the home coming dance. friendship is a fantastic program. one of the best in washington, d.c. we have to focus on preparation and make sure we are dead toy go you see fedex field in the background. >> the opening kickoff is set for 7:00. we have highlights and the postgame reaction at 11:00. on abc7. michelle: sounds good. see you then. summer like weather for them to play in. josh: it is. hot but it's not too muggy. they have that going for them. back up to 88 t
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ralphcandidate for governor,rtham, and i sponsored is ad. they're studying for 21st century jobs., but ed gillespie supports donald trump's plan 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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tonight breaking developments as we come on the air. the urgent warning in puerto ri rico. their bracing for a major dam to collapse telling tens of thousands to seek higher ground and the new storm models showing the track of hurricane maria once again closer to the east koes coast of the us. we have the timing and the possible path. also a major blow to the effort to kill obamacare. john mccain and his decision late today. jimmy kimmel tweeting him and tonight the two key senators who could make or break this bill. where they stand right now. the stunning moment now days after the earthquake. this per

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