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putting people's lives at risk unnecessarily. sam ford is covering this story. tell us what happened there. sam: the message out of the hearing is d.c. fire, e.m.s. unis run by firefighters and does a fine job fighting fires. dr. saucey wondered if they would ever do a fine job with the medical services. >> now we need a new medical director. sam: the councilmembers got to hear from the doctor who criticized fire e.m.s. being unwilling to change. >> their sense of urgency and main are totally different. i am here and deeply feel for each and every patient we touch. sam: flanked by the medical directors from oklahoma and texas she portrayed the d.c. fire as tolerating the medical even though that is 80% of the job. knowing she had to go through a battalion chief to correct a firefighter on an ambulance. >> it would never have occurred to me to notify a
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continuous quality improvement issue or a patient care issue. >> chief gregory dean on the job eight months was the man on the hot seat. >> portrayed as if she asked and we said no and were done with it. not true. >> accuseed by saucy of letting them resist change. it takes time. >> we never said we started off with a perfect system. we have to do training and buy time. >> saucy insists it remains indifferent. >> it's the definition of insanity. we do the same thing over and over again. we think it will be different. it's not. >> the big push is for training to give them time and hire private ambulances to do the lower priority calls. today they raised the qu
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is whether the workers are what is a priority and what is not. i'm sam ford, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. tonight breaking news in the d.c. mansion murders. grand jury indicted wint on 20 felony charges including first-degree murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson. savvas savopoulos, his wife amy, the son phillip and the housekeeper were brutally murdered in their northwest d.c. home. in may of 2015. wint has been in custody since the arrest a week after the crime. he will be arraigned on friday. leon: there is a group of people that viciously attacked a u.s. marine outside mcdonald's restaurant. stephen tschida live in the newsroom. actually we will get to that in a bit. actually, there he is. he is standing by. you have the
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attack here at the mcdonald's? >> that is right. we broke the story and we are still on it now. tonight a possible piece of evidence that the d.c. police may not release evidence. we are talking about the surveillance video. 30-year-old var quaz is a did he believe rated veteran of the war in iraq and -- decorated veteran of the war in iraq. he was eating on a mcdonald's on "e" street in d.c. a group of young people surrounded him and started to yell about black laves matter. he sensed trouble and ignored them. when he left he was attack and viciously beaten. mcdonald's turned over the video to the police. and he fears the attackers will strike again. this is what chief said about the video today. >> if there is evidence, we have to
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cases and look at the value and what kind of chance somebody may be able to identify a suspect from that. he said the surveillance video is poor quality and will not be released. since they robbed him and used the credit card they are focused on the stores and looking for video there. reporting live from the nudesroom. stephen tschida, abc7 news. >> developing now montgomery county police are searching for two men that forced their way to a house in rockville. it happened arlis court. police say the victim, a 77-year-old man for his 86-year-old wife were home when they heard a knock on the door. the man opened the door, the two men forced their way inside and pointed handguns. the couple sun said it was a scary
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>> my dad was knocked on the ground and tied up with the cable from the fax machine. my mom is freaked out now. >> it's scarying me. >> the police say the suspect ran away and the couple was not injured. >> coming up tonight, the fight that an is in over a terrorist cell phone and this. >> i'm beside myself. i lost my best friend. >> community is demanding answers after a beloved pet electrocuted outside apartment building. >> the rails for the democratic nomination for president takes a new turn. new poll numbers showing how close competition it is.
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doug: a cold front headed this way. we will tell you what to expect tomorrow and the warmer
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>> announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. leon: even though it doesn't open until september, don
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surge in booking. in particular the hotel has been flooded with requests for election night and the january inauguration. located in the old post office building on pennsylvania avenue the hotel says it has no way of knowing if the supporters are the republican side are behind the booking. the first poll out of the state since last fall shows a virtual tie between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. in the past the nevada caucus is hard to call given the low voter participation in there. maureen: president obama and the first lady will pay respects to justice scalia at the supreme court on
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when he lies in repost. they will attend the funeral on saturday. apple is refusing to help the f.b.i. break in to the/phone of one of the san bernardino killers saying it would put the security of the apple customers in jeopardy. the investigators are unable to access the information in syed farook's iphone because it is pass code protected. after ten failed attempts all data in the phone is erased. leon: coming up at 6:00 -- we have had a rough winter here. now there is proof of how bad it has been. that story is just ahead. >> d.c. area drivers paying hundreds in some cases thousands of dollars for pothole relatedded repairs to the car. i'm mike carter
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i'm standing near what could be the worst potholes in all of washington and why this area is worth avoiding. maureen: don't forget to check out the bald eagle cam. the eagles are waiting for two eggs to catch. that should happen in 30 to the next 35 days. if you want to watch the h.d. live stream we posted the link on wjla.com. >> robert: i'm robert burton. they need to get it together quick before it's too late. what we say about that. and the d.m.v. dynasty. how the seventh and the eighth grade girls basketball team dominating like crazy. that story when "abc7 news at 6:00"
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leon: update on a dog that was electrocuted northeast washington. at first they thought it was isolated unit doesn't but neighbors are complaining about shocks to their pets in the same area. panel kelly says she was walking her german shepherd when the dog seized up, and was unable to move. >> i thought my dog broke
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leg. fy picked her up and moved her, she might be alive. leon: electrician checked out the scene and said the live wire underneath the cement is what caused the dog to die. the problem isn't isn't fixed. she won't let herself dog die in vain and she plans to take it the body to the agriculture department and get an autopsy. we have a happy ending here for a dog that was rescued from the ice. the fire and the rescue teams arrived in under ten minutes. they found the dog struggling but they were able to pull the dog to safety. maureen: if you think this winter has been bad, you are right. the district is the only city east of denver so far achievedded severe winter label. the winter
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index measured items including intensity and the persistence of the cold weather. frequently in the amount of snow and to show on the ground. leon: look at that. maureen: if you have seen the ground around here you know that one of the byproducts of the severe winter weather is ubiquitous pothole. we sent mike carter-conneen out in mobiletrak7 to check out the problem areas. did you find any area that wasn't a problem area? mike: good question, maureen. no. they are everywhere. we are just off the north capital street in northwest d.c. one of the areas that many drivers complain about today. there are other roads as bad if not worse. we can only get to so many in a day. few streets have as many problems as beech drive. [honk] after the morning rush, national park servi
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drive between hill don and honey branch to fill a plethora of potholes. >> this will give us a safer drive. >> now they are saving a few hundred dollars for repairs. this will likely be out of pocket, yes. >> triple-a says each year pothole damage cost the american drivers $3 billion. generating big business for the auto body and tire shop. >> stuff like that. the alignment. >> jasmine blake wishes she got a flat tire when she slammed in the pothole she broke the car's axle. >> this could be the worst pothole in washington. they are in a horrible location off the heavily traveled northbound
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unavoidable. >> the crews came to repair it but a drop in the bucket. >> it's all like this. i don't know where you start or where you finish. >> where we have a lot of potholes we see the brake lights, the cars stuck in traffic trying to get around them or navigate through them. to avoid damage to the car a.a.a. suggests to ensure the tires are properly inflated to ensure there is thread to create cushion. if you are going to strike a pothole experts say it is best to slow down, release the brake and striken out the steering wheel. reporting live in mobiletrak7 on a pothole ridden street. mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. leon: the keyword "if possible."
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both of us through the parkway and i hit one of them. big time. maureen: fond memories. doug: yeah. >> part and parcel for winter here. it happens. get to it here. and tell you what will happen. we are going to see the skies remain partly cloudy for a while tonight. the sun has been down for a while but bright light in the western horizon. the temperatures that are in the 40's will drop. 48 and 31 is the average. we whether see the temperatures dropping down to the everything hours. especially when a cold front west of the appalachian rolls through. the temperatures are not dramatically colder but noticeably colder. 30 in pittsburgh. 28 in detroit. 34 in columbus. temperatures on the other side of it, 48 in richm
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52 in raleigh. at we watch the front through tonight, ahead of it the northwesterly winds push the lake effect snow in mountains. i don't he it will get there. we should have clouds. we will see a change in wind direction and the colder temperatures. probably near 20 in the morning in the suburban areas. 20 downtown. partly cloudy on the chilly sides. looking ahead to tomorrow. we will see skies remain partly sunny through the morning. mostly sunny in the afternoon. cooler than today. many areas are 30's for the high temperature. that is good news. we look ahead to the next seven days everything looking up through the weekend. check this out. 63 degrees. just the thought of that with the sunshine, pleasant saturday here. on sunday it's partly sunny. still mild. not to the number. but 59. pass of sprinkle. monday is mild. increasing cloudiness. tuesday and wednesday and the only potential problem spot in the next seven
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cloudy and colder for tuesday and wednesday but very low possibility of wintry weather. we check it as it gets closer. back to you. maureen: thank you. leon: may be in trouble. >> march madness around the corner. why they say march madness is the last thing on his mind and a team that doesn't need to change anything. a dynasty. sports is next.
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>> they are not a shoo-in for the tournament. they are below the bubble losing four of the last five. 14-12 overall. they are desperate for a win. >> try our best. take at it game at a time. it will take care of itself if we do that. >> there is a dynasty. we are not talking about the high school football. not baseball. softball.
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hoops. all they do is win, win, win some more. the seventh and the eighth grade girls basketball team from the mclean school in potomac. >> a celebration to honor the third conference championship. >> winning championships are hard enough. but to do it three years without a loss is impressive. >> the third straight undefeated season. imagine all the wins in a row. >> 42. >> 43! >> even you are losing count. >> the eighth grader never lost with the team. >> we worked hard.
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>> when we celebrate this, we do it as a community. >> saw your face there. >> it is cold tonight. no big deal. the winds are five or ten miles per hour. tomorrow we are expecting the clouds to be partly sunny. 40 for the best. warmer, the weekend is 63 degrees. coming up at 11:00, steve rudin has more and the chatter about a storm next week. >> let's not talk about it. focus on the weekend. all right? maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next.
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it's ok! breaking news tonight. the new national poll. is donald trump no longer the front-runner? also, late today, the south carolina surprise. just three days before the high stakes republican primary, the major endorsement. could it sway the race? governor haley is not for donald trump. also developing, the fbi standoff with apple. after the terror attack in san bernardino, the fbi desperate to break into the gunman's iphone. a judge now demanding apple help the fbi. apple refusing. under fire. the two officers trying to arrest this man. he pulls out a gun. their quick action in the moments that follow. the alleged imposter accused of posing as a doctor for more than a month, undetected, examining patients. the sting right here tonight. and, lucky couple.

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