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university of maryland student named sean urbanski. he was stabbed once in the chest. apparently on video according to the police and the prosecutors. the motive remained a mystery. but the prosecutors say they went through and discovered what they are calling digital evidence on urbanski's phone. computer, tablet, that sort of thing that leads them to now say this was a hate based crime. they want an indictment from a grand jury today. >> we believe that the lieutenant collins was killed. he was murdered. that it's unjustified and premeditated and it was as a result of his race. brad: so the state's attorney did not reveal any of the specific evidence today. this case is scheduled to go to trial in january. and already the prosecutor has determined they will be seeking a sentence of life without parole for the murder. if there is a conviction
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well on the hate crime charge, hate crime causing death, that could add another 20 years to this sentence. that is if there is a finding of guilty. in upper marlboro, brad bell, abc7 news. michelle: thank you. report of an active shooter sent howard university to lockdown this afternoon. a thorough search of campus did not find a threat. students staff sheltered in place while the police swarmed the area going building to building, room to room looking for anyone who didn't belong. >> my trainer told me that they are shutting down the building because there is an apparent shooter on the campus. >> this is only the beginning. we have found no evidence, no witnesses, nothing that supports that it was a shooting on our campus at any location. michelle: today's incident comes a few days after virginia man arrested for threatening howard students in october 2015. antisemitic and racist graffiti found
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rest room as well. jonathan: who senators reached a deal on restoring key healthcare subsidiaries that president trump did away with last week. the president offered tentative support for the agreement. president trump: this is a short-term deal. we think block grants to the state will be the answer that is a good solution. we think it is going to not only save money and give people much better healthcare. >> i think there is a growing consensus in the short-term we need stability in the market. so we have achieved stability. >> if this agreement becomes law. we have also put in significant anti-sabotage provisions. jonathan: so under the deal, subsidiaries designed to help low-income americans get insurance would be extended for two years. in exchange states would have more flexibility to change obamacare rules to fit their needs. president trump is looking for a new nominee to be the country's drug czar in the fight
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epidemic because today pennsylvania congressman tom marino withdrew his name from consideration. this is a move that comes after a "washington post"/"60 minutes" report that marino helped legislation in congress to make it difficult for the d.e.a. to act against drug companies. michelle: montgomery county is reorganizing and expanding the gang units. the move comes two after the county council approved an additional $843,000 tok thal a sharp increase in gang activity including murder. >> additional detectives are going to be assigned to the neighborhoods, to the communities where the gang violence is occurring. where gang members typically operate. >> gaithersburg, georgetown and silver spring are among the areas the police will focus most heavily on. some gang recruitment is taking place within schools as well. to that point councilmember eldridge said the county will launc
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youths before they join gangs like ms-13. jonathan: there are still questions remaining about what ed up to the murder of nabra hassanen, the fairfax county teenager killed after leaving her mosque. was it road wage or something more sinister? richard reeve live in sterling with new developments. rich? richard: this memorial continues to grow for her. look at this. flowers left here moments ago. four months ago tomorrow this young woman lost her life and there is still disagreement about a motive. among the flowers and balloons here, there is a sign that reads simply "justice for nabra." >> so bad. so bad. >> she watched nabra hassanen grow up in the reston neighborhood from the time she was 7. she is still reeling from the news that hassanen was rape and brutally murdered in what court documents call premeditated act. >> i feel bad for her. she is nice. all the time. i didn't see anything bad from her.
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found no evidence it was a hate crime. they say hassanen was among a group of teens chased by the defendant darwin martinez torres after road rage confrontation. they say he caught the 17-year-old, bludgeoned her with a baseball bat and raped her before killing her and dumping her body in a lake. >> it is abundantly clear it was not road rage. richard: supporters for hassanen believe it was a hit hit -- hate crime. >> there was call cluelation that went into this -- calculation that went into this. richard: they say he abducted her but they caution premeditation may not be long-term plan but matter of minutes. hassanen's friends and family and neighbors are hoping for justice. >> she is very nice. quiet. she wouldn't do anything. richard: so much raw emotion in this case. torres due
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live in sterling, richard reeve, abc7 news. michelle: tonight the deadly wives in california have been burning now for a week. 41 people have died. dozens still missing. crews are battling around the clock trying to gain ground. even as they do a new fire in the mountains above los angeles is threatening the historic mount wilson observatory and tv towers. jonathan: panic after a local woman with dementia goes missing. how police were able to find her down a ravine. >> i did everything i could. gouge his eyes out. michelle: yeah. gouge his eyes out. that woman, she took on her carjacker and she recounts what happened and thanks a stranger who tried to help. steve: if you thought it was cold out there earlier this morning, wait until tomorrow. the entire area under a frost advisory overnight. bring your plants indoors. more on that. plus talking about the upcoming weekend in just a few minutes.
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be open until 6:30. >> i want to update you on a story we brought you last week. report the video? a woman here pumping gas. she sees the guy, he jumps in her car. yeah. he drives away. well, she jumps in. tries to stop him from taking off with her car. that is when a nearby struck driver steps in to help. now that woman is getting a chance to thank the driver face to face. >> i'm grateful that you were there that day. at that time when i was there. >> she was a hero fighting for her property. >> i mean why let somebody take what you work so hard for. >> you can see from the video that the trucker able to put thumps on the guy. he took off. the woman left her car on and locked the door. had the key fob in her pocket. the car jacker did get away but was later arrested. case of road rage turned into a shooting in michigan. all of it caught on camera. watch this. two drivers trying to make a turn. you see them. then they pull in a parking lot behind each other. that is whenth
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silver car gets out and driver of the black car you see there tries to run him over. seconds later a gun is drawn. shots are fired. witness told police the gunman had a woman and a child in his car. no one has been arrested. michelle: new report just out on this deadly balloon crash that happened in texas last year. it blames the pilot. the ntsb says a pattern of poor decision-making caused the balloon to hit the power line and crash killing the pilot and all 15 passengers. investigators say the pilot's medical condition and poor weather at the time led to the crash. jonathan: coming up next for us at 6:00, police find a missing elderly woman in a ravine. what the officer says happened moments before the rescue. michelle: no secret. d.c. has rats but how does the nation's capital compare to other big cities? new list is out and we'll bring it to you next.
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recent hurricanes. jonathan: in her first on camera video message, first lady melania trump releasing a public service announcement calling on americans to volunteer and donate to the victims of hurricane harvey, irma and maria. in puerto rico there are thousands of people who don't have power or clean water. michelle: "7 on your side" update to a story we brought you last month. volunteers at olney health, a group providing food and financial aid people in need worried they would be able to make ends meet and providing services. they say after the story aired they kicked off a food drive and received outpouring of support. >> it has increased donations and increased people calling up to volunteer. michelle: that is fantastic. the organization says it is heading in a busy season with the holidays around the corner. the group is very thankful for the response they received. you have 15 minutes left now to
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for action. volunteers are on hand to answer consumer concerns. give them a call. 301-652-help. the call for action lines are open until 6:30. jonathan: police officer says her prayers were answered in the middle of a gaithersburg field. the solid request came in the middle of a search for a woman with dementia. and kevin lewis explains. >> the terrain was intense and it was a steep ravine. >> saturday morning, a woman awoke along the gaithersburg street. her front door open. elderly mother missing. >> when we receive a call like that we want people to know they are not alone. >> she heads the development disability unit and she is proud within two hours of the first 911 call, an officer spotted the woman with dementia in this wooded ravine. the 78-year-old wearing only a nightgown, socks and a bright red wo
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with me most was the officer's hand on this woman's arm. and being reassuring. sometimes i see officers that take the time to just take the extra steps. kevin: in fact, the eagle eyed officer later texted reyes saying not to sound corny but when i was walking looking for her, i was praying out loud and said, "god, help me find her and let her be safe." i kid you not. less than five minutes later i found her. >> sometimes it's just luck. in this case it was a really great outcome. >> if you have a loved one with a developmental disability, alzheimer's or dementia, montgomery county police say they are here to offer advice to keep the individuals safe. in gaithersburg, i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. michelle: something you didn't need. the exterminator company orkin to tell us. d.c. has rats.
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really? michelle: breaking news. here is how we compare to other cities across the country. we are ranked fifth. orkin came up with the list looking at the treatment carries out in major cities. topping the list is chicago and new york city. district trying to fight the rat issue deploying smart trash bins equipped with sensors that monitor waste in real time so when they are full, they can be emptied right away. >> we got big ones, too. i wonder if they rate them on size. dupont circle they are huge. steve: they come up when you least expect them. jonathan: if you sit still, you just stare, you can see them hopping around. steve: i saw someone sitting on a park bench and it was right behind them. they didn't notice. how do you not notice that? today is 64. chilly side but it's autumn. michelle: we expect it. steve: we expect the fall color change to improve a little bit. not happening now. not a lot of rain. rehoboth beach, delaware. beautif
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people are enjoying the boardwalk now. temperatures this hour are 60 at reagan national airport. the same at dulles. if you have plans for this evening, maybe walking to get a bite to eat or take your dog out for a walk or just enjoying the pleasant weather out there. make sure you have a jacket. at least a light one early on. heavier run later tonight as the temperatures will quickly fall in the 40's by 9:00 or 10:00 tonight. satellite and the radar for us. not a lot going on. mainly clear out there. that is the name of the game. 35 to 45 degrees for the low temperature. patchy frost is likely. so that is why we have a frost advisory posted. it includes the district this time around. arlington and alexandria. all of prince george's county to southern maryland. georgetown, frederick, hagerstown, you get the point. any plants that are normally indoors in the summer or the winter month, bring them inside for
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keep them protected from the cold. bring them back outside tomorrow. it looks better moving through the rest of the week. cold start tomorrow. check out temperatures before you head out the door. download the stormwatch7 weather app. track the storms on the way next week. waking up tomorrow morning is chilly out there. 39 in middleburg. 40 in leesburg. 40 in college park. same in upper marlboro. the day planner for tomorrow, highs will make it to the lower 70's. maybe a few added clouds later in the day. but it will stay dry. not only for tomorrow, but thursday and friday. even in the upcoming weekend. speaking of the weekend. marine corps marathon. if you are running good luck on 62 degrees. mid-60's 10:00 a.m. by 12:00 noontime we are in the lower 70's. at least we don't have windy conditions but it's on the warm side. the fall color change. moderate color if you want to call it that around the area now. that is due to the look of the rain we have had
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four weeks. head out west around petersburg where it looks better. ten-day outlook from stormwatch7. looking good on thursday. great on friday. phenollal for howard university's homecoming on saturday. and warm for the marine corps marathon. it cools down to wednesday and thursday next week and back in the lower 60's. michelle: very nice. thank you. jonathan: fall weather means basketball. every sport going on. erin: this is the best time of the year if you are a sports fan. like the night before christmas for wizards fans. opening night in a little over 24 hours away. how john wall is dealing with the anticipation ♪ ♪ ♪
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announcer: and now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealer. erin: the wizards are ready for a new season. it all begins tomorrow night at capital one arena against the sixers. washington hasn't announced who will start at power forward with marquise morris out due to sports hernia injury. but john wall and company believes the team continuity is a major asset this season. for the nerves about the opener? forget
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>> this is cool breeze for me. i am going into this healthy. healthier than i have ever been. hopefully a better start. erin: hopefully better start than last season. thecasts host -- the cavs hosting the celtics. they swap handful of players in the off-season, notably kyrie irving and thomas. but lebron james is a game-time decision for this one. james has been dealing with an ankle injury for a month now. the capitals host the maple leafs tonight. they have got their work cut out for them. washington has lost three of the last four including saturday's blow-out to the fliers. washington will be challenged defensively. toronto leads the league if goals. and the caps will be without matt niskonin
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november with a hand injury. nfl owners and several players including josh norman met in new york today. it's unclear at this point whether the owners have made or will make any changes to the anthem policy. jonathan: there is a lot going on. erin: there is. i tried to get through it as fast as i can, you know. jonathan: good stuff. erin: a lot to squeeze in. michelle: good work. final check, steve? steve: chilly this evening but it will stay dry. dry for the day tomorrow. around 70 degrees. warmer on thursday. warmer yet on friday. look at the weekend. howard's homecoming on saturday around 77 degrees. i'm not a runner but from my understanding when you have temperatures in the lower to middle 70's for a marathon it's not so easy. talking to josh, one of our meteorologist likes to run when it's warmer out there. so it's good. upper 70's on monday and cooler for the middle of next week, lower 60's. michelle: all right. "world news tonight" with david muir coming up in text. jonathan: thank you for being with us. see you at 11:00. have a great night.
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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. the nfl commissioner speaking just moments ago. what he revealed about kneeling during the national anthem. the high stakes meeting, the protests, and what some players said when they emerged. the health care whiplash. first, the president slashing more than $7 billion in subsidies meant to help working class americans afford their health care. tonight, the new effort to keep those subsidies, and thousand the president says he supports it. what's going on? also tonight, president trump stands firm after saying previous presidents did not call families of the fallen. a reality check, right here tonight. the national outrage after this traffic stop, after the officer is seen repeatedly baegt a driver.

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