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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] well, we aremy: following a breaking news on a disturbing child pornography investigation in prince george's county. the principal at sylvania woods elementary has been put on leave coming days after and eight at that school was charged with producing child porno with county children. chief, brad bureau bell, first broke the story on twitter. brad, what's going on? brad:
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principal, her name was michelle williams, was not in school yesterday or today. whether it was administrative leave or suspension is perhaps a matter of suspension, but she has been removed from the school at least temporarily while the school conducts an investigation of its own into what was going on here. now, we can show you the mug shot at them -- of the man at the heart of all of this. his name, deonte carraway, 22 years old, he had worked as a teacher's aide and then became a volunteer helper in the school. other dayested the and charged with creating child pornography, forcing students in the school, during school hours, to perform for videos. police have over 40 videos that admitted to has making with he's children. we know of 10 confirmed victims, but sources are telling us that that number could potentially grow into the dozens. with re
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have in many questions from parents and others -- how could this be? how could this person be allowed to have contact with these children for long enough to ?reate these videos the school system now asking those questions of its own principle here. we can report that multiple sources are telling us that there were concerns about mr. carraway raised by parents and by faculty members here at the school. part of the investigation. prince george's county school thism is not commenting at point, not officially confirming this action with regard to the principle. we are asking them all of these questions and we hope to hear something from them at some point. we will be working the story all day and be back with the latest this afternoon. glenarden, brad bell. jummy: thank you. investigators believe that more children may have been victimized in this case. we know that a hotline has
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might have information on the case. also posted all of this information at wjla.com. changing gears through this noon, a major announcement from virginia governor terry mcauliffe, about the widening of 66 inside and outside the beltway. fromgonzalez is live tysons corner with details on the plan and potential tolls as well. >> that's right, tolls and the average trip could cost six dollars. hours ago the governor spoke in richmond and now we know this afternoon that the plan to widen 66 inside the beltway is ago. an electronic e-zpass sign like this one here, telling us that we can pay $.80 to get onto interstate 66. well, these signs will soon be on the interstate itself. lawmakers have agreed to set aside $140 million to add an eastbound lane.
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also dropped a bill to block any tolls from being added. governor mcauliffe just moments ago calling this a bipartisan and pragmatic approach. his idea is to charge solo drivers traveling inside the beltway during rush-hour, morning and evening. [indiscernible] is one ofn virginia the most congested regions in the entire nation. we are now fixing the most congested road in the most congested region in the nation. >> it's a very bad idea. it's becoming too much tolls for me. the dulles toll road, and now 66 , it's become too much. >> if you have an emergency, it's good to pay. john: arlington officials this afternoon also released a statement saying that they were not pleased. they were hoping to delay this project. tolls should begin next summer,
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should be completed about three years after that. no homesnor saying -- in arlington will be taken away during this construction. reporting live in tyson, john gonzalez. now we turn to the weather. after an icy start to the morning, we will warm up a bit today, but it still feels pretty cold out there and we could see some flurries. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at your forecast. question,out of the some areas could see heavier snow showers this afternoon. this is a view of the alexandria belle haven country club, across the area there is a chill in the air. with the sunshine it is a pretty optimal day until you factor in the winds coming out of the northwest. we will enjoy the sunshine and one of the things we will keep an eye on is this area that has had snow showers across west virginia that are moving across our area this afternn
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partly cloudy skies. charleston, eastern kentucky, bringing in all eastward. clouds rolling in this afternoon, according to this computer model, they may be onto something, later this afternoon we may see that area get larger with snow showers just through the rush-hour, which may not be good timing at all. a lot more to say about those possibilities coming up in a few minutes. the dayhe icy start to caused problems on the roadways for the morning rush. jamie sullivan has a check on the traffic this noon. jamie: some areas, we need to watch out for crashes. starting out in alexandria, all lanes are blocked at claremont avenue. because all the lanes are blocked, the best option as an alternate will be to go ahead and use do street. in them 95, pretty much clear, continuing closer to the pentagon. no construction right now causing any ises
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scheduled track work on metro? yes, the blue and silver line. on the silver line, scheduled track work from wheeling towards stadium armory. what you can do, it's only running in that stretch, is transferred to the blue line and red line between forest glen and silver spring. the big picture right now, not bad at all on the capital. taking a live look outside, starting out with prince george's county, then moving to montgomery county. the american legion bridge, we are pretty much clear into virginia. through prince george's county on the beltway, passing by 50, closer to greenbelt on the northbound stretch, no problems whatsoever. it is just sun glare. you can see that in a few of the shots, grab the sunglasses this afternoon. it -- jummy: now we want to cover metro. a new report shows that ridership has
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in the past year. weekend ridership is even worse, with a 12% decline. parking is also down 2%. constantly hear about this, problems on the red or silver lines. i think that went he would hear that they start saying -- hey, it's unreliable, i can't be unreliable going to work. metro is a great system. jummy: metro isn't blaming a single incident, but say that the problem is first -- pervasive and that the biggest complaints are reliability and safety, something the new gm says our top priorities. developing right now, police are investigating an overnight reston hospital center. staff are being called heroes for talking down the gunman who fired multiple shots. sam sweeney was the first on the he hashis morning and the strange details to the story this afternoon.
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it was a frightening and bizarre situation this morning. a man pulled up to the reston hospital with self-inflicted gunshot wounds. he gets out of his car, tries to go into the hospital, but the door was locked because this is a nonemergency entrance. he then pulls out a gun and shoots at the glass, breaking the glass and getting inside the hospital. hospital staff quickly rushed to help the man. as they tried to treat him, he pulled out the gun again and fired. luckily, no one was hit. security rushes to the lobby, they are able to talk to the man and get him to surrender. putting the gun down, they stabilize him and taken to the hospital. police are praising the hospital staff for a textbook style response. could have been worse, it could have been a tragic situation. ispital staff, from what
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overused sometimes but i'm told it was heroic actions. they confronted the guy, convinced him to put the weapons down, he did so and they got what they needed. >> it remains unclear why the man shot himself in the first told that he are is cooperating with investigators. so far no word on any charges. -- jummy: to the district, police are investigating on mide in northwest d.c. street after police responded to reports of a shooting, where they found a man with gunshot who later died at the hospital. so far no arrests. noon, up on abc 7 news at a meeting happening now in d.c. on the zika virus. the new numbers and athletes speaking out amidst concern for the olympics. plus a potential shakeup following the new hampshire primaries
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now expected to drop out? get ready for an arctic blast. it's we are live at the alfred street baptist church, where today is ash wednesday. they do it differently here. jummy:
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trump andl, donald bernie sanders, celebrating their big wins last night in new hampshire. this as we have learned that republican candidate chris christie is expected to suspend his campaign
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we have the details on how the candidates are handling the shakeup. wow, wow, wow. we want to thank the people of new hampshire. >> donald trump and bernie sanders, rocketing out of new hampshire with resounding wins. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> senator sanders, the oldest candidate in the race. >> we have sent a message that we -- that will echo from wall street to washington. >> trump on the phone this dedicating his huge win to the huge voter turnout. >> we were getting great signals. we would have a rally and many, many people would show up. many more than anticipated. >> john kasich, finishing in second place, believed to be the top contender in what is called the establishment race. >> i believe that i can not only unify the party, but bring back that reagan
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or dell it -- reagan blue-collar democrat. for jeb bush and marco rubio, it was essentially a three-way tie for third. now it is on to south carolina, with a dedication to marching on. >> now we take the campaign to the whole country, fighting for every vote. >> clinton and sanders battling on the campaign trail, making stops in wisconsin and on "the the republican side, governor chris christie has not officially dropped out of the race. we are told that he is suspending campaigning for now. abc news, new york. happening right now, area leaders are attending a meeting on the zika virus. addressing the metropolitan council in northeast d.c. so far 66 cases have been reported in the u.s.. the biggest concern remains
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u.s. soccer star hope solo tells us that she would skip the because oftogether the risk. she says she wants to start a family and would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. of the games50% and almost all of them are of childbearing age. now the u.s. olympic committee tells abc news that they are closely monitoring the situation and are passing on their recommendations to athletes. we are also following new developments in the case of a convicted killer profiled in the "serial."dcast, asia mclean is considered a key alibi witness who testified for the first time that she was with site lead at the -- sayid at the time when prosecutors claim that he killed his girlfriend. asia:
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breakup with hey. dating was break -- someone else, he just wanted her to be happy. he didn't seem to be disturbed. jummy: prosecutors say that justice was served 16 years ago and are contesting the possibility of a new trial. of the anthemain of the seas is speaking out this new, defending his actions to set sail during a storm. now, that brutal storm rocked the ship, packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour, with thing up waves nearly 30 feet high. for passengers were injured and meteorologist say that the storm was forecast well in advance and that the ship should never have sailed into it. the damage ship is now slowly making its way back to new jersey. they christians around world are celebrating ash wednesday, marking the first day of lent. liveette reyes is
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town, alexandria, where a tradition to observe the holiday on the go is continuing. jeanette: right now we are live at the alfred street baptist church. here in oldc church town. ash wednesday, here they are doing it a little different lee you all do this every year. first, talk to me about the significance of ash wednesday and lent. >> it's about fasting and contemplating the sacrifices of our savior. jeanette: you started this a few years back. you can carry 2008? probably about four years ago now, it was just an opportunity to get people the opportunity to have the ashes and make it convenient for those with a hectic ec life. jeanette: this is a historic church. how did the leaders react? >> it was the first time we did ashes. it began on teaching the signifan
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we are flexible and traditional, they were open to it. they wanted to see how it went, it was so successful the first year. 6:00 this morning, 6:00 to 8:00, then noon to one? >> and then again this evening. jeanette: you don't have to be a member? >> many of the people outside are not members, they are christians of all faith, color, and creed and we are happy to share our faith. jeanette: it only takes a few seconds, we invite you to come out as well. jeannette reyes, back inside to you. tell the pastor that we said hello. you can see that they had those heat lamps out there, it's cold out there today. 36 degrees right now. despite all the sunshine
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now, this afternoon for :00, 5:00, there could be some bands of heavy snow showers in the area. just what we don't want to hear about. time lapse from fairfax, closely on the right-hand side you can see it just under the streetlight, you see that white color on the ground? snow showers came to the area and when that happened, it caused some slick spots. watch what happens as we get through the morning. just from a little sunshine. that's the story right now. just a little bit of sunshine. temperatures around the area climbing, but it's later this afternoon that has our attention here. 37 in the nation's capital. 32 in frederick, 33 in baltimore. 34 degrees in annapolis. a top of that, gusting wind. chill as forecast yesterday, low-to-mid 20's north of town, it's just a chilly afternoon. we will get progressively
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for the next two days with batches of cold air before the mother lode arrives for the weekend. this is what we are watching. areatellite, a big, clear with more clouds spreading eastward today. we are watching pretty heavy snow showers here. computer models consistently forecasting these to move across the mountains and intensify a little bit. not 100% sure that that will happen, but there is a chance later this afternoon, very possibly as this model indicates , there could be some batches of moderate snow showers across the area. temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 30's, but the heavier snow showers will go through a process called -- i will tell you what it is, you might -- you may find it in final jeopardy one day, if effort to cooling -- evaporative cooling. the oget through
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cold weather. tonight, westerly winds at 10 to 20 miles per hour. a quick look at what's coming, your first batch of cold air today, tomorrow, and into friday , slowly lifting back into the northeast, and then over the weekend the real arctic longe comes our way. clearly the coldest weekend of the year, the coldest arc -- outbreak of arctic air this entire season. will be warm up? will, but back into the 30's we will keep our eye on another storm that could bring mixed rain or snow monday or tuesday. jummy: kathleen matthews: too many nights, i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition,
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