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Oct 21, 2014 6:00pm EDT
from bethesda eastward across the i-95 corridor into northern prince george's county. plenty of rain to go around. all due to this cold front. turn to the north. not only will it rain, but we will get chillier temperatures and gusty year went. we will see the temperatures are up to 45 or 52 by the morning. more explanations on when it few all end comes in just a minutes. >> thank you, doug. developing news in north korea where an american hostages on his way home. the state department says that jeffrey fowle was abruptly allowed to leave the country on a u.s. jet. his release was negotiated with the help of swedish authorities since the u.s. does not have diplomatic relations with north korea. two americans are still being held captive there. sweep-up ofp --a isil forces, weapons intended for kurdish forces are apparently in the hands of militants. this area is controlled by the islamic state into bonnie -- in kobani. mayor vincent gray has plans to replace a bridge, but it comes with a massive rice died and there are questions of where the money will come from. or is holmes is live
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Mar 10, 2015 6:00pm EDT
southern maryland stafford king george spotsylvania not included. you'll have fog there but not to the quarter mile or less limitations we'll see in many areas later this evening. there's the rain for you on doppler radar. there's more areas of rain to the west across the mountains. that will push through as well. rainy stretch indeed. what's on the other side of this system by tomorrow afternoon is so much nicer. tonight, steady temperatures with dense fog, areas of rain. tomorrow morning we'll deal with some rain in the morningment by -- by the afternoon, we could shoot into the mid 60's with sunshine. we'll look beyond for you coming up in a few minutes, maureen? >> breaking news just in from prince george's county. tonight's rain combined with snow melt forced ridge road in prince george's county to close. department of public works says high water has made the road too dangerous to cross. it will reopen once the water recedes. former secretary of state hillary clinton is breaking her silence in the controversy over e-mails she sent while in office. after turning over 55,000 e-mail
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Nov 3, 2014 6:00pm EST
virginia -- a big endorsement for republican candidate ed gillespie. george h.w. bush issued a statement over the weekend, single sp his support. lsp is holding a rally instant -- ed gillespie is holding a rally in sterling, virginia. our corner kicked off a campaign event in alexandria. warner is also scheduled to hold a rally in sterling tonight. >> what kind of weather can the voters expect what they head to the polls? to be absolutely fine. no excuses. the weather will be just fine, with temperatures approaching 70 degrees. a very comfortable evening, with a few clouds. temperatures in the 50's across the regions. 57 now officially in washington. through the evening, a few high clouds and a steady soprano -- supply of partly cloudy conditions. the key will be southwesterly winds bringing in milder temperatures. and daytimenight, temperatures will be really, really nice. the metro area, about 42 degrees. temperatures 69-70 degrees. we repeat the whole forecast on wednesday. we will look ahead to the weekend shortly. nexus searches search is on for a man who escaped from the
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Feb 1, 2014 6:00pm EST
, same thing. maryland wins, 80-60 over virginia tech. george washington missing two starters today. dayton cuts the lead to 11, but not enough firepower for the colonials. oliver, this will count for two. down the middle. loses 75-65. george mason up on night ranked st. louis. mason comes right back. from stafford, virginia, holloway with the three. george mason up 54-47. we go to overtime. best basketball name ever, jordan jet over st. louis, they win. golf this week and as far away, and that is where tiger is. the tournament is in dubai. shot, five under for the tournament. fine, finished with 40 fifth place. stephen gallagher on 13. the eagle putt, nine under for the round. is up by two in the final round. newof the shanahans has a job, kyle shanahan is the new offensive coordinator for the cleveland browns. ironically, he will replace former redskins coach norv turner who is the browns' offensive boss. get fired, go to the next place. >> we have two possibilities of winter weather over the next week? >> we do, tomorrow night is the first, rain changing over to snow. could be a
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May 27, 2015 6:00pm EDT
ford, abc7 news. maureen: thank you sam. tomorrow will be a big day for prince george's county taxpayers. that is when the county board of commissioners will vote on a budget that could include a significant tax hike. county executive baker originally proposed a 15% property tax increase. that would increase funding to schools by $133 million. today, baker scaled back that proposal asking instead for $65 million for schools. >> this reduced investment keeps intact many of the programs investments initially proposed but at a slower and still acceptable pace of implementation. maureen: baker isn't saying whether the taxes would be increased to pay for the proposal. he says any new tax would be phased out once the mgm casino opens at the national harbor and becomes a source of tax revenue for the county. developing now, more rain is in the forecast for part of texas struggling to recover from the flooding. they ordered evacuation of 350 homes in fort worth because the river is nearly at staple. the number of people missing in texas has dropped to nine. >> we have thousands of home
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Mar 13, 2015 6:00pm EDT
the agency faces. a bold move in prince george's county. officials want to raise property taxes for the first time in 30 years. tom roussey digs in to find out why the county says it simply has no choice. >> prince george's county executive baker says after cutbacks in recent years, it's now time to raise property tax rates for the first time in 35 years. by state law, the county can only hike taxes for schools and that's what he's proposing. he says he often hears from parents concerned about moving to prince george's. >> the first question that comes up is what's the school in my area? am i in this particular school? they won't have to ask those questions because they don't ask that when they go to arlington or montgomery county. >> it would hike the property taxes of a $200,000 home by $300 and a $500,000 home would go up $750. there would be help offered for low income residents and baker wants to cut some county positions and furlough all county employees five days. but it's his tax hike proposal -- >> a little bit ridiculous. >> drawing the most attention. >> i think already h
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Nov 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
of and hopefully they will find a good home for her. >> that is a good news, prince george's county says that this appears to be in good health. just hoursely born before she was discovered. anyone who has information regarding the mother's whereabouts is asked to call police. >> just in from northwest washington, chaos during rush hour. the police tell us a woman is in custody, accused of stabbing a man. the incident appears to have been domestic. story haver big political races across the country and in our area. >> we go live to fairfax with a big surprise will how close this still is. >> i am here and at the fairfax where government center election officials spent the day going through ballots. >> everything has been so much faster, our reporting was faster than we have ever had. >> it was a day to react to what happened. the incumbent democrat had to sweat out a long night of returns before emerging just before midnight to claim victory over his republican opponent. the race is still too close to call and over. >> i don't normally trust of the polls. his is a bigger margin. the
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Jul 24, 2014 6:00pm EDT
his role in a deadly accident in brandywine.go prince george's county police say he was driving a stolen car ran from the scene of the accident. >> we are looking for him and public's help. he hasn't her says seen bryant but spoke to him on the phone about the crash and in claimed a friend of bryant's. awful.eels it is eat being him up. he is a kid. he goes to work. >> police might disagree. court records show charges in 17 cases against bryant lewis in the last five years. he's been convicted of conduct and is waiting for decisions for driving uninsured, with a uspended license and registration and eluding police. in november he was charged after he tried to say flee after being caught speeding he had pot ing hidden in his shoe. >> of all the cases about a not prosecuted or were dismissed but he does face harges in this case once he is arrested. his family says he has retained an attorney and plans to turn monday.in on now to a developing story on the eastern shore of virginia, more ople were killed and than a -- more than two dozen storm in a camp ground. the national weather be
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Aug 21, 2014 6:00pm EDT
rulings unless he wants to make them even more lenient. david dennis was given a reprimand, george martin found not guilty and garrett murphy suspended without pay after cecil mills died. the 77-year-old had a heart 26.ck outside of cheap jones says all three will be sent back to the fire academy for retraining. in,e have this just coming an investigation finds that the pentagon broke the law when it exchanged a kidnapped army sergeant 45 taliban leaders. the defense department needed to notify the congressional committees 30 days in advance of that exchange that brought the sergeant home. he was released in may after being held captive five years. membersp on abc 7 news, of the national guard deployed as the situation intensifies in iraq. >> and the heat and humidity added up to feel like august today. doug will tell us if more showers will top it off. >> the redskins prepare for the matchup with the ravens. i've got the latest on tony stewart and the nationals on a cozy afternoon in the ballpark. i will take you downtown. forhe departure ceremony the military police company at th
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Jan 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
at the george washington bridge last september as political payback. coming up, trouble for president obama one day before the state of the union address. >> the faa orders new safety checks for hundreds of airplanes. what that means for delays and cancellations. thatw information suggests th >> you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00. turns out that games on your smartphone may be giving nsa access to your personal data. mapping, gaming, and social networking apps could fuel the agency with hundreds of your data. maps areads and google applications that was listed. pollesident obama's numbers are near the lowest of his presidency. numbers compiled by cnn, the president approval rating stands at 44%. say they didcold approve -- they do not approve of the president's performance in the white house. one year ago -- the president approval rating stood in the mid 50's. is reflectingnton on her time as the country's top people that and she admits that she had regrets. >> my biggest regret is what happened in benghazi. losinga terrible tragedy for americans -- four americans. >> she sp
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Mar 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
one day before his 78th birthday. >> video from prince george's county where an suv has bashed into a pizza restaurant. hole at the corner branch avenue and curtis drive. took rescue crews about 15 minutes to free the driver of the vehicle. he was seriously injured but expected to survive. no one inside the restaurant was hurt. all of the snow and ice is wrapping up a big bill. an analysis by the news partners hasd in virginia, vdot spent $156 million on snow removal memorial day double the 60 $3 million budget. in maryland, the state highway administration has nearly tripled the budget. the budget was 6.2 million. all of the agency say they will have to find money from other projects to pay the bills. a string ofak in burglaries. two people caught on tape making into a home. brad bell is that prince george's county police headquarters joining us with how this could solve multiple crimes. >> that is because police believe this two-person team, a man and a woman have been committing burglaries all across the region. they have been very busy, but fortunately for police, not too careful.
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Sep 12, 2014 6:00pm EDT
now in prince george's county, detectives are on the street, looking for new clues in a sexual assault. a live picture from quincy street in bladensburg. detectives are canvassing the area. somewhat attacked a woman monday night as she walked on a wooded trail. a new also released composite sketch of the suspect. he is described as between 40 and 50 years of age, about five foot 10, tall, with black and gray facial hair. we will have more on the search tonight on abc 7 news at 11:00. of more than a dozen u.s. senators is calling on the nfl to toughen penalties against players connected to domestic violence. this comes days after that video showed former ravens running back ray rice punching his fianc√Če inside an elevator. rebecca cooper is in our newsroom with why some feel it may lead to a slippery slope. rebecca? >> now that there are other cases of domestic violence coming to light that also involves nfl players, these female lawmakers told nfl officials they want a real policy when it comes to domestic abuse. the letter was signed by all 16 women now serving in the senate,
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Feb 24, 2015 6:00pm EST
forces. plus the final decision from the department of justice on whether to charge george zimmerman with a hate crime. and what we've just learned about the driver whose car rolled over on eighth street killing a pedestrian. >> a silver spring man is charged with second-degree murder following yesterday's deadly crash at fourth and h streets in northwest d.c. police say james chandler's vehicle was going more than twice the speed limit when he lost control and hit phillip snodgrass and another pedestrian. snodgrass was killed. prosecutors say chandler tested positive for p.c.p. and admitted taking several prescription drugs as well. two virginia state troopers are recovering tonight after car crashes. one was hurt after his cruiser was hit on westbound i-66 this afternoon. we're told he'll be released from the hospital tonight. doctors released another trooper from the hospital after a collision on i-95 in prince william county. the trooper was running radar this morning when an s.u.v. slid into his patrol car and a third trooper was involved in a crash during a high speed chase in
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Jan 21, 2015 6:00pm EST
george's county. gaithersburg below freezing. that will be the story. lower the temperatures go for the longer period of time the better the chance we'll see things kind of glaze over puddles freeze temperatures will drop near 30 later this evening with a light southeasterly breeze and then as we head through the overnight hours, we're looking for temperatures of 25 to 31 degrees and on top of that we may well see areas of fog forming overnight and that with subfreezing temperatures could put an icy glaze on windshields or any dry surfaces. so that's what we're looking at here. the snow is out of the picture for sure as the clipper has moved off to the east, off the delmarva coast. a little disturbance across ohio we'll keep an eye on. that's the leading edge of air that will give us some fog and during the overnight, some areas might see a sprinkle or snow flurry especially north of town. look ahead to another storm system we'll have to deal with on saturday. busy weather day indeed maureen. >> certainly is. thank you. the snow stopped falling more than an hour ago but we have a lo
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May 28, 2015 6:00pm EDT
the tax hike approved in prince george's county. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts right now. >> abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. maureen: the search for a killer after someone opens fire during the morning rush hour. the shots rang out just before 9:00 this morning on northbound i-95 -- i-295. that caused traffic gridlock as police shut down the road for more than three hours to investigate. tom roussey has been at the scene all day searching for answers. reporter: at the height of morning rush-hour bullets startedlying i one of dc;s biggest roads. before was over, one man in this suv with virginia tax was dead. another taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. the bullet -- >> all we had was a dark-colored vehicle traveling in the same direction. reporter: the northbound side which shut down for hours until they finally reopened the highway this afternoon. there was traffic chaos. >> absolutely horrible. reporter: for many, this is the best way for them to get to their jobs the district so today was a nightmare >>. >>>> my exit is right there. i'm just waiting. >> it is ri
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Sep 11, 2014 6:00pm EDT
firestorm after abc teacher told students to compared former president george w. bush and adolf hitler. theany are recalling anniversary of another deadly attack, the one that claimed for american lives at u.s. compounds in benghazi, libya. >> in the two years since militants stormed the compound, controversy has surface. -- a thuman spoke with the family member of one of those killed. he joins us now. >> in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks, there has been everything from valid omissions of fall to what sompeople allege are conspiracy theories. but family members of those who died in the assault will tell you they have more questions now than two years ago. >> i had wanted for the last two years to be able to find out what happened to my son in his last moments. >> for two years, adjourning mired in morning and thought -- fraught with controversy with the family trying to find out what happened to their beloved ty, a cia contractor and former ealghbors -- navy s killed alongside the others. collect there never will be closure. not until i see him in heaven -- >> there never will b
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Oct 28, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. >> in prince george's county police are investigating a murder in brandie wine. a map was reported missing two days ago. last night around 6:00, police were called to bevard road where a body was fouged. police say it is wood and that he was shot. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> the d.c. council has the cab drivers upset tonight. there it is. the protesters standing outside the wilson building as the cab drivers expressed their anger with horns. the council approved ride sharing services. opponents say it gives companies like uber an unfair advantage. >> it's the final countdown till election day. the ads are hard to miss. hear from ed gillespie next. >> and you might want to get out and enjoy the warm weather while you can. there will be some changes come. that forecast is next. >> i know the redskins were hot last night. why colt mccoy manufactured a win in his home state in front of his parents. all of washington is talking about it. all of washington is talking about it. i've got pit after filling out their hogan iquestionaire, aight. hogan was awarded an a-
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Jul 16, 2015 6:00pm EDT
about the hospitalization of his father, former president eight george h.w. bush. leon: dragon of high school to fight in a world war. today, the tuskegee airmen return to the sky. what made it possible. doug: today the weather is as good as it gets in the month of july. how long will it last? i will have the forecast still to come on abc 7 news leon: one person is dead after a gruesome crash in wheaton. a loss control and's work across traffic. she was killed. the driver was hurt not seriously. an investigation is now underway. maureen: preparations are underway for a painful milestone in europe. dozens of passengers, relatives of passengers on flight left malaysia en route to amsterdam. tomorrow, a memorial service will be held their marking the first anniversary of the day the plane was shot down. 298 people died when a missile hit the aircraft as it flew over rebel held eastern ukraine. leon: the obama administration is turned once of work for is if you do with iran on capitol hill. vice president biden was on capitol hill today trying to get his lawmakers there to support the deal
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Mar 20, 2015 6:00pm EDT
comments about, you know, yes, exactly. that he shoots people. mike: the prince george's county police officer jencheski santiago indicted by a grand jury faces multiple charges including first degree assault for an alleged incident outside of this bowie home last may. william cunningham's attorney said the officer, a military veteran who served three years with pgpd used his service weapon to threaten his client. >> basically that i just come out either from afghanistan or iraq and get all of you all. mike: internal affairs investigated the complaint suspended the officer without pay and notified the attorney general. >> in this scenario putting a gun to someone's head is unacceptable. mike: neighbors say while disturbing, these allegations are not shocking. >> i'm happy. they think they're above the law. they're cops. >> we could be sitting in front much our doorstep, they'll come around asking us questions like we're criminals. >> nobody should be afraid of the police. so -- and with everything that's gone on in our nation, there has to be some common sense in our policing. mike: th
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May 23, 2015 6:00pm EDT
alert. kellye: in prince george's county, a deadly motorcycle accident near the mall. roz plater has the update from police in hyattsville. roz: we got the word about this accident, there is at least one fertility taliban from the accident, very tragic. this is east-west highway, near the entrance is to prince george's. this is near the outback steakhouse. we are waiting official confirmation from the police how the accident happened, but there is a car in the intersection smashed up. on the sidewalk, to my right there is a motorcycle on the sidewalk. one of the investigating officers there. a few minutes ago i spoke with a witness who had just given his account to the police. here is what he said. the motorcycle was coming westbound on east-west highway, smashed into the car that you saw in the intersection. the driver of the motorcycle he said went airborne, the motorcycle continued up onto the sidewalk, near the crosswalk where there was a family, a group of people, both adults and children, standing. motorcycle crashed into those folks and knock them into a tray. he said at least
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Jun 24, 2015 6:00pm EDT
line has. this is next to george mison university. two huge trees crashed on the street leaving a web of dangling power line. a section of both roads were shut down for the day causing some confusion for drivers. >> you go leg the campus here. you take a left. >> a different kind of cleanup underway for a family in railroadton after lightning look the roof of the townhouse. no ones with at the house at the time but neighbors caught the flames on the cell phone camera. >> you could hear it. bam. you know the lying-ing hit. you didn't know where it was. >> the giant in the university mall shopping center just one of money businesses that lost power. all the perishable food had to be thrown out. in maryland, this was lifted off the foundation and blown away. in total, more than 10,000 customers lost power. the good news is no reports of injuries. the evening commute should be much smoother than this morning. that is what they are saying how long this busy intersection will be shut down. reporting live, abc 7 news. >> a familiar sound in maryland as residents picked up after a stormy nigh
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May 11, 2015 6:00pm EDT
confrontation with two prince george's county sheriff deputies. deputies shot and killed 35-year-old lionel young in a school parking lot last night. investigators say the officers opened fire after young rammed his truck in a deputy's car. deputies chased him after a woman called 911 and said a man with a knife was threatening her. young's mother wants to know why she lost her son on mother's day. >> my son did a lot of things in his life. maureen: confusion on montgomery county today as neighbors try to understand the killing of a rockville couple. they were found in the home and the two missed a mother's day. diane cho is live in rock rock with the latest from police. diane: police say they are exploring all possibilities. former colleague al says he is trying to come to grips with the death of a long-time friend after learning the rockville husband and wife were found dead at their home on mother's day. >> you can't imagine how shocked we all were, because there was no one who didn't like him. diane: two neighbors confirmed to abc7 this is a facebook photo the couple posted in 2012. the
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Mar 9, 2015 6:00pm EDT
district includes prince george's county would be the first african-american woman to represent maryland in the senate. congressman chris van holland has already announced his candidacy. today, he received endorsements from several montgomery county leaders including county executive leggett. one local county is considering raising taxes to pay for schools. who could be affected? still ahead. also coming up the warning from a man arrested and accused of plotting to set off pipe bombs inside the u.s. capitaln'tpitol and how investigators caught a d.c. fire inspector using tax dollars to gas up her personal car. >> and i'm doug hill in the belfort furniture weather center. did you like today? temperatures with 60's and sunshine. we'll hang on to the mild air but we'll have rain coming this way. >> more word on what caused a crash that killed a prince george's county police officer. brennan robain died when his cruiser crashed off 193 in lanham. they say it's possible he hit a patch of ice when he turned on his lights to slow down a speeding car. police are asking drivers who saw something
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Jan 5, 2015 6:00pm EST
powell's death contact prince george's county police right away. and we're monitoring developing news out of fairfax county tonight where police have released new information about the investigation into the death of john gear. gear was shot and killed by police officers at his home in springfield in august of 2013. about an hour ago, fairfax county police announced private first class adam torres shot gear. that is onethe first pieces of information released by police about the shooting. our crews spoke with fairfax county police tonight. we will have complete coverage this evening on abc 7 news at 11:00. a new name has joined the race for the district eight ward seat. marion christopher barry, the son of the late marion barry picked up the paperwork to run. d.c. bureau chief sam ford is live in northwest washington. sam? >> maureen, april 28th there is a special election to fill two seats here at d.c. city hall the wilson building. that of ward four council member muriel bowser who became mayor and that of marion barry who died in november. his son christopher is in. he was often at his
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May 2, 2015 6:00pm EDT
george waved to the crowd's as he went to meet his little sister for the first time. the official birth announcement outside buckingham palace. in the united states, all is quiet at the british embassy. >> we were driving in to drop my kids at the british school. my daughter said kate has had her baby. sam: the british we spoke with said americans are more obsessed with the royal family than most of them. >> i meet americans who know more about our royal family than i do. >> it is like a real-time soap opera. i don't know what it is. >> it is nice to have a positive story. sam: it is the first baby girl in decades. people are now betting on names for the newest princess. >> charlotte. >> i think charlotte, maybe charlotte victoria. i think it is unlikely to be diana. sam: we may not know the baby's name for several days. kate left the hospital 10 hours after giving birth. she and the family are back, kensington palace resting. sam sweeney, abc 7 news. kellye: i'm putting my vote in for charlotte. thanks. coming up next, the sights and sounds of one of america's most famous horse r
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Apr 14, 2015 6:00pm EDT
court documents, thomas george admitted he was one of the black hat bandits. george was arrested and charged with robbing a wells fargo bank in march. the group is reportedly connected to eight robberies across the d.c. region since january. a judge will hear arguments tomorrow on whether to stop sweet briar college from closing closing. the school announced last month it would close because of financial problems. amherst county attorney asked for an injunction claiming charitable funds were misused and closing the school would violate terms of the will that established sweet briar. during the hearing today, a judge ruled that boyar can make her case on claims that money misused. that will take place during a hearing tomorrow morning. campaigning is under way for the 2016 presidential primary. presidential race, democrat hillary clinton made her first stop in iowa today while another presidential candidate, florida senator republican marco rubio wasted no time pointing out their differences. abc's kevin traverse has more. karen: it was a low key start for hillary clinton. >> drov
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
metro division. the redskins face the chiefs. is that politically correct? george washington is ready to battle. it is the acc big 10 challenge. morell hear >> today, president obama turned his attention away from health care overhaul and to the nation's economy. >> he returned to the team from his campaigns, reducing income inequality starting with they change in the minimum wage. rebecca cooper is outside the arc where the president laid his plans. >> it is the townhall education arts and recreation campus built here in anacostia. the president deliberately chose to come here today to talk about the growing problem of income inequality in the united states. calling on congress to raise the minimum wage, the president said it is time to reduce the gap between rich and poor recently cited by the pope. >> this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. it challenges the very essence of who we are as a people. >> he has asked congress to boost the minimum wage to closer to $10 an hour. the d.c. changer -- d.c. chamber of congress -- d.c. chamber of commerce has backed a bo
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Jul 14, 2014 6:00pm EDT
prince george's county. >> 7 is on your side during severe weather like we have tonight to track the komany damage they leave behind. just use the storm watch -- just follow the storm watch weather team on social media and you can download our app for your iphone or android. >> the department of justice has struck a deal with hans vit is is -- citigroup. the mortgage meltdown blamed for what's been known as the great recession. rebecca cooper is live in the newsroom with what we learned about today's settlement. >> the settlement today -- still no executives have gone to jail, but the announcement was intended to send the signal that the justice department is still punishing and investigating bad behavior by banks that cost many homeowners their homes and the world economy to crash. >> they admit they issued mortgages they knew people couldn't pay. they said that the subprime mortgages contributed to the housing market collapse in 2008 and the global recession that followed. >> the bank's misconduct was egregious. >> under the terms of the settlement, citigroup admits to wrong doing
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Mar 22, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. george washington is thinking that they're looking ahead to a bright future. though. not a given if we are going to work hard to make sure we are back next year. >> from tears to jubilation. the cavalier locker room is happy. he breathed a collective sigh of relief after surviving the scare of the number 16 seat with coastal carolina. they were behind by as many as 10 points. i came out flat. flat.y came out >> we never had dell. it was always, the next layer is going to stop it. inspire defense. big contributions by anthony gill. won the first ncaa tournament since 2007. tomorrow night they have a date with memphis right here and a chance to move on to this sweet 16. >> thank you. florida led by eight in the second half. 16 with a the sweet 61-45 win. dannyoff home run by espinoza. park now less than two weeks ago. as long as it does not snow the day, it will be a good day. >> >> we are going to give him credit for the beautiful weather we had today. >> thank you. >> grade on a curve and see how he does. tomorrowoday and 50% if that is the way you look at it. ward he six for the high.
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Jan 28, 2014 6:00pm EST
anchored by diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. scott thuman will have reaction tonight at 11:00. 6:00 -- 911 calls revealed how a child felt 30 feet into a well and the extruder efforts to save her. news chopper seven was over the scene as news -- as rescuers pulled her out of the icy waters in pasadena. steven tschida is there tonight with the latest details. you can hear the terror in the woman's voice as she tries to comfort the child and get guidance from the 911 operator on how best to rescue the little girl. it happened in this yard last night -- three little girls playing when one of them fell in the well. chopper sevenws as a frantic woman, the child's babysitter called 911 on a bitter cold afternoon. a little girl fell into a deep well. >> how far down is she? >> 30 feet. >> on the call, you hear the woman tried to comfort the child. girl is conscious and talks with her babysitter as they wait for rescue workers to arrive. the 911 operator instructs the collar on how to deal with a frightened child. are doing a good job keeping her calm. >> you are being so brave, baby.
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Nov 13, 2014 6:00pm EST
in miami. the red sox >> prince george's county police caught athey can -- bank robber from his car. he used a taxi cab to get to and from the robbery. police say the taxi driver was not involved. >> several metro stations will get the installation of a new fare gates. >> they are built for the 21st century. >> at the gallery place chinatown station, officials revealed the first of what they hope will become the next generation of fare gates. the electronic scanners will be metro stations. >> anything that makes the ridership easier for customers. they will say, no, easy to get on metro. >> they can use their transit card, their credit card, even their phones. >> i like it. >> they are reach racing. >> it would be an hour best interest. >> writers have long complained about the current fare gate that caused confusion and sometimes malfunctioning. >> m a sometimes. will play as you go through. >> -- pay-as-you-go through. >> metro ridership is down and other costly improvements are underway. some wonder if this is necessary. being infrastructures aged, we need to change it eventually
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his ideas about reducing the income gap. his first stop was in prince george's county. scott thuman is outside of the capital tonight. scott. mentioned, itu has become a tradition for the president the day after the state of the union to hit the and expand on some key points from his speech. today it was all about boosting hourly pay and new ways to save. those plans are not without critics. well outside this costco, cries for higher minimum wage, inside promises to push for a three dollar hike. >> i am choosing this to be a year of action. because too many americans are working harder than ever just to less get ahead. >> it helps when there is more money in the pockets of workers. they are spending more money. more goods and services. new burden onue a employers. if they are forced to pay more, they will hire fewer. it would actually hurt job creation, they say. next up is near pittsburgh where he signed a directive for the treasury to ,reate something called myra with no minimum investment. a way of helping low income individuals start saving. >> for those of you that do not have
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while the investigation continues. a man is in custody tonight after a shooting. prince george's county police say the man shot a woman at around 12:30 in an apartment. officers arrested him a short time later. a woman survived and spoke with for survivors when they arr ived. she is in serious but stable condition. wonder from the fbi that bank robberies will be on the rise. over the past couple of years, one quarter of the bank robberies in this area happened in december. we are live in arlington. a crewfbi was watching suspected of robbing banks in maryland and virginia, and it happened again right here at the wells fargo. the crew was arrested a short time later. the fbi is preparing for potentially another busy december, but they are telling potential bank robbers that authorities are watching. december, holidays, vacations, but an increase in bank robberies? >> that is news to me. maureen doesn't fear going to the bank next month, but she will be thinking about what the fbi is saying. >> the time i spend in a bank is less than five minutes. >> according to the fbi, over the past tw
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to kick open. police are not saying if the robberies are connected in anyway. >> in prince george's county, they have more details in the deaths of those two young children and the status of their mother, who was charged with killing them. on suffocateda spo the children, just one year old and three years old, while they slept, and when police arrived, they found them with plastic bags and duct tape over their head. she was evaluated in a psychiatric evaluation, and her mother said she was suicidal. riders, news for metro crime is down. metro police say the crime is at a five-year low in the first half of this year, and the biggest increase was in mobile phone theft, down 49%, and robberies down 43%. bicycle eft was down 35%. news at 6:00 -- >> tilt the until proven innocent. this report, talking about traffic tickets in d.c., and i will have the latest. >> and when will things brighten up around here? the roller coaster weather forecast for you. >> ray rice has been suspended by the league, and his contract terminated by the ravens. i have got the latest. and the redskins tried to
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Aug 11, 2014 6:00pm EDT
across prince george's are essentially nonfunctioning. officers have not collected any useful images from them in two years. >> we have not maintained those cameras due to fiscal reasons. >> they were part of a pilot program dating back to 2007 funded by a federal grant. by 2010 county leaders decided upgrading and maintaining the cameras was not worth the money. then they are not working they need to explain to the residence and have some work to do. >> police argue in the latest case the camera's presence was a non-issue. witness accounts and information lead to someone quickly naming a suspect. at the moment we're just trying to be fiscally responsible and figure out how we can spend our money in the best way. we were not able to find an exact price tag for these cameras but typically the systems can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. the police are telling us that you are going to look for different technology, things like license plate readers and more affordable technologies. the investigation into the death of this little girl continues. in landover, richard reeve, abc 7 n
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Oct 27, 2014 6:00pm EDT
republican national committee and counselor to george w. bush. warner has raised millions more than the republican, resulting in hard-hitting ads like the one. >> his firm lobbied for governments. >> i think he's more of a problem. a body with record low approval ratings and widely associated with an action will stop >> why should voters said you back to an institution they are disgusted with that nothing has happened? >> voters have a right to be upset. if the senate is going to get be part of a group that will get the senate fixed. >> warner won in 2008 by a landslide. his lead is not as wide as gillespie at the moment but he is in the drivers seat. tomorrow, we will sit down with gillespie to find out how he overcomes this large deficit with one week left in his campaign. let's go through the race for maryland governor where they hope political heavyweights will help in the final stretch. larry hogan will campaign with chris christie in glen burnie tomorrow. democrat anthony brown will have hillary clinton at his side at a rally at the university of maryland in college park. several
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above george w. bush at this point in his presidency. how does he turn it around? there are success stories. wants toadministration tout. for example, a group called families usa which claims to be a nonprofit nonpartisan organization has given money to promote obamacare. it is encouraging users to facebook and tweet stories from those who have happily enrolled. and they will stop using the rk,izon subsidiary terrema and will instead be using hewlett-packard. abc 7 news. >> an earthquake near a nuclear plant in iran. is there a five miles from where it ron has its nuclear reactor. iran has provided the united nations nuclear agency permission to inspect the plant next month. the yuan has accepted the offer which comes after a landmark deal to between iran and six world powers including the u.s. >> north korea may be trying to nuclearan aging reactor. the international atomic energy agency has seen indicators including steam and water. north korea said it would not give up its nuclear ambitions until it ends what north korea calls hostile u.s. policies. ona police involved shooting e
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Jul 12, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. >> what a frightening ordeal for so many people there. this just in from prince george's county, firefighters are investigating a townhouse fire. the two alarm blaze damaged a home on grand no one was injured . the cause of the fire is under investigation. a grand jury has indicted a man in the murder of a howard university student. counts,ndicted on eight including first-degree murder while armed. according to court documents, he says he was drunk and broke last --y when he and a friend's friends saw omar cites walking with a classmate. .ites was shot and killed his classmate was also assaulted. it was a special birthday celebration in northwest ec today for coleus molly, a girl kalia smally. >> today, a different celebration, but the message is the same. from the sights, sounds, painted faces, it is like any other child's birthday party, celebrating her seventh birthday. they are also celebrating freedom from violence. >> we are trying to let folks know it is safe to come back out and celebrate her birthday today. >> message is clear. they won't tolerate it anymore and they wa
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Jun 12, 2015 6:00pm EDT
. his father who lives in king george, virginia fought back and today the secretary of the army approved an exception to the policy. that will allow the 26-year-old to be buried at arlington national cemetery. now, his father says he got overwhelmed support from around the country including from veterans some of whom offered their own spot for his son. >> i knew in my heart that my son died in the line of duty and earned his slot there. and would not want to take that from anyone else. i am glad that he will be able to rest in peace in arlington. and we are grateful for that. roz: now sargent flores left behind a wife who is expecting their first child a little girl next month. his father said that is why they fought so hard because this little girl will never know her father. we are live at the arlington national cemetery. roz plater abc7 news. maureen: we are here hot and humid. steve: a little rain, some may getf rain in the next hour even inside the capital beltway. it will change quickly in the d.c. metro area. looking outside you can see the sky beginning to darken. you see a gray
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Mar 28, 2015 6:00pm EDT
. the suspect is also from alabama. prince george's county police are looking for three men that they say robbed an off-campus apartment just before 4:00 this morning. they enter the apartment off of knoxville road. one had a gun, another a knife. one person was hurt, but not badly before they ran off. campus police have told students to be on the lookout tonight. people are out by the hundreds to take advantage of d.c.'s second pot seed exchange. richard reeve is there. sounds like a huge turnout for an event that may not last. richard: pretty much a carnival atmosphere. the line stretches all the way down the block, massachusetts avenue. these folks all in line for that right down there, giving away cannabis seeds, all of this completely legal. these little plastic bags filled with between 10 and 15 cannabis seeds drew hundreds of people. this is the second marijuana giveaway by the d.c. cannabis campaign. approved by 70% vote last november adults 21 or older can legally possessed 20 -- up to two ounces of pot, grow six plants, but sales are illegal. the first in line, a man from ma
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Jul 18, 2014 6:00pm EDT
gallery of art. they want to merge it with george washington university. save the corcoran is trying to stop the merger arguing it can survive with better fundraising and management. >> a beautiful weekend on the way. >> real nice out. a few more clouds for the weekend. we've had a good stretch of days here in d.c. no complaints here. we're looking at quiet and dry conditions for the remainder of the evening and into the overnight hours. our temperature is comfortable add 84 and winds out of the southeast at 5. and dew point levels still in the 50's. we'll change that as we move into next week. 86 our high. the average is 89. the record 103 set way back in 1887 when they actually took the temperature downtown rather than national airport. 81 degrees in potomac maryland after a high of 83. it's 81 at 14th and k. northwest and our final stop in virginia, now at 82. no rain and we're not looking for rain at least for the next couple days in the d.c. metro. to the west cooler, 77 in winchester and dulles at 79. where you see the cooler air in nashville in the middle 60's and that's because
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george's county tactical team there is poised at the ready. things got a little tenser a second ago. 1,000 people marched up this street and began to confront these officers here. as i said a moment ago, this one little corner that we're standing on has just had the entire gamut of emotion and today here in this city we saw people coming into the damaged stores and buildings to try to clean things up on their own. we've seen people out here dancing and we've seen people bringing their kids here because kids around going to school here today. and we've seen people joining hands in prayer and debate. then after that moments after that prayer scene, moments after this scene is when we saw the protesters confront the police and the weapons coming out. but that seems to have dissipated now and things are calming down and the question that so many people here are asking they've been saying it outloud is what is going to happen later? what happens when the curfew kicks in after the sun goes down? we'll be here to tell you. we'll keep you posted on what happens here in baltimore. make sure
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clinton spotted at chipotle. and breaking news, mark coe rubio in and one on one tonight with george. >>> the two scares off the runway and a mega bus colliding with a tractor-trailer. >>> a mother charged with dangling her toddler over a cheetah exhibit at the cleveland zoo. >>> and the master. you will never guess the movie he watched the night before.
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Feb 20, 2015 6:00pm EST
in montgomery and prince george's counties. the free rides run from now until 11:59 p.m. on sunday. as long as the fare is less than $20. as part of uber's push for maryland to adopt legislation allowing the car service like that approved by virginia this week. for information on how to get the free rides, go to our website at wjla.com. next on abc 7 news at 6:00 -- >> coming up we'll tell you about the new plan to raise revenue without raising the gas tax. >> plus another winter weather alert. when the snow will begin to fall and how much we can expect. >> i'm robert burton. coming up in sports the king is back in d.c. to face the wiz. look ahead on tonight and how good can the nats be this year? hear about the $210 million man has to say when abc 7 new >> america must spend more to fix its crumbling infrastructure. that's what transportation secretary anthony fox told metro area residents today. just a week and a half ago a concrete piece fell from a beltway overpass crushing part of a woman's car. "7 on your side"'s chris pabst is live on capitol hill with what fox is proposing.
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: the prince george's county police department has suspended one of its own. it comes after a lawsuit accuses jesse stewart using a paddle on another adult during a fraternity event. according to suit stewart is an alumni member of the kappa alpha psi fraternity. stewart has been charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment. a former f.b.i. agent has pleaded guilty to stealing heroin that was evidence in federal crimes. matthew lowry admitted to the crime in court saying he used the drugs to deal with his addiction to pain medication. >> want to apologize and say i was wrong for my actions especially to my family and former law enforcement colleagues. maureen: dozens of government cases are at risk of being thrown out because of lowry's tampering. he faces seven years in prison when he's sentenced in june. more than two dozen cyclists from newtown, connecticut, rode into washington today. this is the third year team 26 has made the 300 mile trip to promote gun control. the journey honors the 26 victims of the shooting at sandyhook elementary school in 2012. they met with fam
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May 6, 2015 6:00pm EDT
u.s. and when a serious sewage leak will finally be fixed in prince george's county. and the fight to maureen: a student group called feminist united plans to file a title ix complaint. there is a news conference tomorrow morning. a growing number of virginia lawmakers support investigation into the plant closing of sweetbrier college. more than 30 members of the general assembly on record calling for an inquiry. they want attorney general mark herring to investigate the allocation of tuition assistant. today he met with leaders to save the school and they will meet on may 18. students got a day off today after a water pipe flooded the school. they blamed it on a leaking pipe coupleer. they are still working on the problem tonight. not clear when the classes will resume. a sewage hill could be stopped sooner than first thought. the sanitary commission expects the overflow to end tonight. clues finish work on bypass to direct sewage away from a damaged pipe. so far 10,000 gallons of sewage flowed from the pipes since sunday. they say most of the wastewater has been contained in a di
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Sep 26, 2014 6:00pm EDT
george's county, the county has filed a to intervene with a merger between pep cope and -- exlon.nd the petition to intervene means the county has a right to appeal testimony. isstill ahead, a pedestrian hit and killed at a metro station. the investigation that's happening right now. mess for air travel. what caused one of the nation's busiest airports to shut down for hours. >> you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side. now in fairfax county, police are investigating an accident which left a pedestrian dead. 41-year-old lorena jimenez was fairfax connector bus at the huntington metro station in alexandria last night. speeds no indication that or alcohol were factors in the accident. we'll bring you new information as it is available. and some developing news out of chicago tonight, where a massive number of flight delays and cancellations is still unraveling. the cancellations were prompted by a fire at an air traffic control center. o'hare international airport in chicago was shut down for five hours. faa contractay an employee deliberately set the fire early this morning. that
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prince george's county. two bullets went through the truck's windshield. it happened around 3:00 this afternoon in laurel. one person was grazed and another hurt by broken glass. both are expected to be ok. police say it appears the gunshots came from a wooded area. former c.i.a. director david petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. prosecutors say the retired four star army general shared classified material with his mistress for her book. he resigned from the c.i.a. in november 2012 after admitting the affair with his biographer. federal prosecutors are recommending two years probation but no jail time and no word on a sentencing date. democrats tonight are blasting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's speech before a joint session of congress. house minority leader nancy pelosi called the address on iran's nuclear threat a condescending lecture. brad bell has more on the speech and reaction oochlt. >> the israeli prime minister's speech had all the trappings of a presidential state of the union address. he used the vast majority of his time,
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Jun 27, 2015 6:00pm EDT
tornado at or near the ground for a long stretch into prince george is county or calvert county across the bay. that is moving out now. still some mornings on the eastern shore we are keeping an ion, but everything is calming down. -- still keeping an eye on. this is a huge area of violent rain, lightning, and tornadoes. let's get you up to date on the tornado watch. still for calvert, st. mary's, and charles county. the eastern shore of maryland now under active severe thunderstorm warning. besides heavy winds and lightning, heavy rain has had that effect. it's find out what is happening with the downpours. >> we have flash flood warnings in effect for the d.c. metro area. southern maryland had a severe weather threat today with tornado warnings. but locally a little closer to home, at least in the d.c. metro area, that heavy rain. i want to get to the track -- graphics to show flash flood watching. the most updated -- in the district, the flash flood warning has expired. you see the burgundy color. that is where flash flood warnings are in effect. a lot of great video from brian van
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services administration is deciding between a springfield location and two spots in prince george's county. governor hogan said today, landing the new complex is the state's top legislative priority. the g.s.a. is expected to announce the winning site sometime next year. d.c. drivers have a new incentive to slow down. starting today, mobile speed cameras are active in six new locations police say drivers often speed. that includes two cameras on south capital street near nationals park. one in southeast. one in southwest. right now, the cameras are issuing only warnings. fines will begin in 30 days. a commuter alert in virginia. buses are now using the shoulder as a lane on parts of i-66 inside the beltway. in the pilot program, commuter buses can drive on the shoulder any time traffic is going at less than 35 miles an hour. it's hoped this will help commuter buses maintain their schedule and reduce congestion. ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00 a search for answers in fairfax county. the new steps under way 18 months after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed man. reporter: high level mee
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