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right now at noon, a triumphant return. majority house with steve scalise back on the house floor for the first time since being shot in alexandria. dave is live for us. alise was welcomed back to a roar of applause. dave: it was the congressman's first time back since the shooting. here is what he had to say to his colleagues. scalise: the thing that overwhelmed us from the start was the outpouring of love and warmth and prayers. from southeast louisiana come the district i represent, we saw blood drives, prayer sawps, but what we also were print rooms and well wishes being given from
districts, and you shared it with me. things thatf those was hard for us to completely comprehend that you had people from all walks of life that had never met me before, yet they saw what had happened, and they wanted to offer prayers. date: he also thanked the capital police officers and everyone else at the baseball field. both of the cops were hurt in the shooting. bailey was there forced police -- for scalise's return. the lone gunmen in the alexandria attack was killed by policemen. we will have more tonight on abc 7 at 4:00. adrianna? adrianna: thanks, dave. a look at the tax reform plan president trump wants congress to pass.
via deductions and loopholes. the standard options would be $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for couples or there will be three tax brackets instead of seven. the income to qualify for each rate is still unclear. the plan does a limit the estate tax introduction for local taxes, an idea that so many do oppose. now to the latest on the purple line between the montgomery county council. the top follows a tidal wave of complaints from residents near construction of that line. more.lewis is live with hey, kevin. kevin: council president roger berliner told purple line officials that communication and transparency are paramount with closedoject after crews the georgetown branch trail with only a few days notice. that caused
verbal of evil in the community. the popular path runs through bethesda and chevy chase. today, purple and officials apologized for that move but claimed was tipped in their favor, the cost of further delaying the light-rail project was not in the taxpayers' interest. one councilmember question the five years shutdown of the past while another to issue with the .etour, now >> i have asked for an understanding if there were better changes that have taken place, whether there are other changes that have taken place, is muchpublic response better if we know everything there is to know, and it is transparent and above board. kevin: and so purple line
improved notification of any construction work or roadway delays associated with this multibillion-dollar project, which has been contentious from the get-go. live in rockville, kevin lewis irma abc 7 news. -- kevin lewis, abc 7 news. you.nna: thank deonte carraway, the former school aid convicted of child porn. ryan hughes is live. ryan, he is going away for a very long time. ryan: yes, adrianna, a very long time, he will likely's been the rest of -- he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. ay apologized, saying he knows what he did was wrong and wish he could go back and stop himself, but the judge showing no mercy. he was sentenced to 100 years after he was
counts. prosecutors say he betrayed an entire community. builtrmer teachers aide the trust of his young victims in the course them into performing sex acts on him and each other, reporting the acts with a cell phone. a parent found photos on her child's phone. airway was indicted for molesting -- carraway was indicted for molesting them in and around the school. one parent says she now has to track her son's nightmares to help him recover. he showed little emotion in court, and the district attorney says this was a matter -- a miserable failure on all of our kids. >> fascist to make sure that mr. carraway never have the opportunity to walk freely among us as a community again. we feel this
appropriate sentence for him, but we also believe that in this case, going forward, we have to do more and more to make sure this never, ever happens. in the judge also using some tough words, calling rawa a predator andy says she has never seen a more horrific case. marlboro,e in upper ryan hughes, abc 7 news. biggestis the single catastroph in the history of puerto rico, bar none. adrianna: this week, president .rump waive the jones act it allows foreign ships to also deliver goods in addition to american ships. the waiver is immediate. it
being shipped to puerto rico. the waiver will also guarantee the needed equipment to repair infrastructure damaged by the storm and restore emergency services. on that situation in puerto rico and the ways you can help hurricane victims, head to wjla.com. majorere in our area, no weather on the horizon, just the cooldown happening right now. meteorologist alex liggitt is here with your forecast. alex: beautiful conditions today, plenty of sunshine right now. 74 degrees. little gusty out of the northwest around 10, 20 miles an hour. we have temperatures. in the 70's to the north and --t of town i think they with temperatures in the 70's to the north and west of town. i think they hang around. fredericksburg near the 80 degree mark in the city. wind gusts at 20, 25 miles
that is the expectations of the afternoon and evening. we will be breezier times throughout the day. highs in a d.c. metro around the 80 degree mark. a little warmer to the south and east, cooler to the west. 59 by 9:00. we will be dropping rapidly. for the nationals game, the last home series of the season, the regular season, seventh-inning stretch, back into the 60's. you need a jacket for the later innings. it will feel cool. talking about cool, here is a look at tomorrow morning, the low temperatures in the 40's, outlying suburbs. mid 50's in town. that is a look at what we will see this weekend. outlook more pro--like, actually below average temperature wise. how long will that hang on? i will let you know in the 10 day outlook coming up. adrianna: thank you, alex.
look at the life of "playboy" founder hugh hefner. abc's nick watt is live with a look at the polarizing founder who revolutionized the entertainment industry. nick: hugh hefner was himself a playboy, philanthropist, american icon. ef: lots of people they a lot of girls. i date them at the same time. away fromer passed peaceful causes at his home at the playboy mansion, surrounded by loved ones. that is how he will be remembered by many, from this tv shows, ""playboy" penthouse," "playboys after dark," and more recently, "the girls next door." in 2011, hugh hefner was asked on scene and how he would like to be remembered. hef: as somebody who played
social sexual values of his time and had a good time doing it. found it1953, he a banky" magazine with loan and investors, including his mom. on the covers of his magazine, jayne mansfield, jenny mccarthy, pamela anderson -- marilyn monroe. provocative writing from the likes of kurt vonnegut, c.ck carraway -- jack keroua many think he was just objectifying women. that debate may never end. gloria steinem wrote an exposé of for time as a playboy bunny, and she said he was
of the first amendment. he served during world war ii, writing for a military news favorable for college and that led to a legendary publishing career. heffner is survived by his third wife, crystal, and his children, including cooper, the chief officer at the "playboy" company. he changed the face of america. adrianna: coming up on abc 7 news at noon, it is a murder mystery still puzzling police in indiana. how the rest may be the key to cracking the case of two girls killed along a hunting trip. the details coming up. first, details of traffic with eric smith. eric: hey, adrianna, thank you. it is a pretty quiet ride for we dot part, but have a construction zone on georgia avenue,
the downtown area, southbound colesville, past spring street. of atch out for that bit pain for inbound traffic. nearby on the beltway, it is not too bad. looking on the inner loop heading out of silver spring to new hampshire avenue, that is a good ride. if you hit 395 northbound heading out of virginia into the district over the 14th street bridge, that is a pretty smooth trip so far today. none of the usual delays in place so far. taking a look at 66 west, just off the beltway, a pretty good ride so far if you are trying to head out of town. things are looking pretty good after vienna passed the metro area and route 123. that is all from the traffic center.
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adrianna: right now, a possible in the murder mystery out of indiana where two teenage girls were killed while hiking back in february. police now say a man arrested in colorado may be connected to this case. daniel nations was arrested outside of colorado springs, accused of threatening several people with a hatchet on a hiking trail. person of interest in the death of a cyclist in that area. now colorado and indiana police are looking at possible similarities between those incidents in the death of abby williams and libby german. >> it has been a long seven months. --would be a relief it would if it were him. our fingers and toes are crossed. adrianna: nations is a registered sex offender, a h
scandal. the highest-paid college basketball coach in the country may be out of a job, and now some players are caught in the crosshairs. abc linsey davis has more. insey: this morning, college basketball's highest-paid coach sidelined by the fraud and corruption investigation. the university of louisville placing the hall of fame basketball coach on unpaid administrative lead after allegations an executive funneled $100,000 to ensure a top-tier recruit to louisville. >> one student has been notified that he is being withheld from incidentally activities, inclusive of practices and games and definitely. -- games indefinitely. linsey: he made a surprise
announcement that he was going to louisville. three adidas employees were charged in the case. >> adidas and louisville have been together for a long time, and the recent contract is a 10-year deal for $160 million. that is the sixth largest shoe and apparel deal in college sports. patino but in 2014, complained about how the sponsorship influence the recruiting pool. that he just news that have placed the executive on leave and have conducted an outside investigation. it is not just louisville. one of auburn's streak routes announced he was leaving the program wednes
assistant coach was charged in a probe, too. auburn is offering full refunds for basketball season ticket holders. adrianna: all right. britain's prince harry made quite an impression on a young lady in toronto, playing a game of keepaway with popcorn with a two-year-old in the stands.this after she stole a few kernels. fatherttle girl's happens to be participating in the invictus game. look at her. two years old, stealing popcorn from a prince. she is like, "no, don't touch me, prince harry." another good day on tap for us locally. alex: it is gorgeous. adrianna: we are getting spoiled. alex: i think so. i keep reminding everyone -- we do need the rainfall at this point. 4/100t had
of precipitation in the last 21 days. i checked the drought monitor, and we are not abnormally dry right now. i assume we will start having the drought conditions is this continues -- if this continue. 72 degrees. around 20 miles an hour after the dew points were at seven yesterday. winds around 7 miles an hour. the dew points were in the 70's yesterday. 70's is right when you are feeling oppressive out there. later this cast afternoon, you see clear skies throughout, breezes will continue, temperatures drop to the mid-70's by around 6:00. lower 70's later tonight. clear skies.
sunglasses for the ride home. if you're are planning on having outdoor activities, even a little on the cooler side, the nationals game tonight, definitely bring the jacket. the temperatures back in 60's, it will definitely feel cooler than it has been the past days. dropping back into the 50's, outlying suburbs will be in the 40's tomorrow morning. . the latest look at maria, now a tropical storm, by 11:00, 70 mile-per-hour winds, moving east now. it is really starting to accelerate as it goes more out into the atlantic by tomorrow morning. 65 miles an hour. by saturday, turning into a tropical low. by later into the weekend, we do not have to worry about maria any longer. friday, plenty of sunshine, 75 degrees. that is right around our average high, which is in the mid-70's. it should be a beautiful day, so if you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy it, please do.
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now with a new study breaking bad traffic across the country, and to the surprise of no one around here, the worst spot is right in our area. john gonzalez drove the highways with the dubious distinction to see just how bad it really is. john: it is no secret -- d.c. has some of the worst traffic in the entire country. today, we are talking the worst of the worst, and th
particular stretch, about a 33-mile stretch of roadway in our area that is now considered the worst traffic spot in the entire nation. see if you can guess at home -- this is it right here. if you drive this daily, congrats, you are number one. is probablyprize sitting in more traffic when you're heading home this evening. it is interstate 95 between fredericksburg and newington, and while we can tell you that the traffic data company took into account a number of traffic jams, minutes you sit in traffic, the length of backups, if conditions do not improve this stretch, it will cost drivers about $2.3 billion over the next 10 years. we spoke to one commuter who used to live in california, and she is not surprised. >> i have lived all over, in california, here, texas -- this is the worst. it takes two hours to get to work and two hours to get home. john:
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