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we will drop lower. we will have a wet snow. we will get to the mid-day and the rain moving in. then that is the story for saturday evening and saturday night to sunday morning. low impact except for higher elevation north and west. alison: breaking news now on a story we're monitoring all afternoon. that is the capture of the man who helped plan paris attacks. salah abdeslam was wounded in a raid in brussels.
>> the most wanted man in world captured. >> salah abdeslam wounded but in the custody of the belgium authorities after a raid in the neighborhood of brussels. the arrest culminating a four-month international manhunt for the french national. who authorities say is responsible for the november 13 terrorist attacks in paris. which killed 130 people. >> united states intelligence officials are working working we belgian officials. >> we learned abdeslam was tracked to the neighborhood this week after fingerprints were discovered in an apartment. federal prosecutors say he was ability to escape. the raid happening blocks away from the childhood home. >> he has been probably been there for week or months and it has taken them this long to figure out the location. the takedown was violent as barrage of bullets captured in
>> this sends a message that the intelligence community will look for you until they find out. more than 100 homes were were interviewed and this arrest is the biggest and the most significant. in new york. abc7 news. leon: scott thuman traveled to belgium after the attacks in paris. he has been monitoring the press conference with the other officials in the past hour. what is the latest? scott: the french are saying they underestimated how many people were involved in the paris attacks that there are other suspects. they expect more arrests will be made
they want abdeslam to go back to paris and try him there and have a chance to question him thoroughly what else he may know. leon: what do you know about the neighborhood? you were there. i'm guessing you are not surprised he was caught there later. scott: molenbeek is a neighborhood in brussels and a stronghold for the muslim community and for the descend doesn'ts and the people from -- descendants and people from morocco. if you break down the numbers per capita there are more jihadist and foreign fighters linked to the one neighborhood neighborhood molenbeek than anywhere else. radicalization is strong there. leon: a big issue in belgium. they are trying to get the community integrated. the same problem battling in paris. scott: one of the people today is the deputy mayor. i spoke to him when i was in molenbeek. the problem is people immigrate but they don't feel invested. they feel segregate and they don't feel like it's part of the community so it's easy to get in
they are trying to stop the program growing. leon: the cocoon is in existence there. what do we know about the intelligence agencies? how many are involved to break through? alison: that is the good news. scott: the belgian, french and moroccan teams working closely. so saintly after the attack two investigators were on a flight to paris to break it down. he probably had a strong network protecting him. leon: there is more fishing to be done. helpful that you were there. back to you. alison: thank you to both of you. now tonight item investigation. d.c. family fighting a battle in court to get justice for the woman who held the family together. she was killed by the negligence of a
driver. joce sterman digs in the case. joce: she had been a mother of five and care-taker to many. but as she got older lilly mae graham needed someone to watch over here. >> it was the right thing to do. the only thing he could don't is transport the wheelchair bound 87-year-old to dialysis. >> i would follow the van. to make sure she arrived on time. >> the transport to the center was exercise in trust three times a week. but the faith was broken. may have 13, 2015. >> for me it was the worst thing of my life. nobody deserves to buy that way. >> in a lawsuit thai claim she died because of th
of the transport driver. the death certificate lifts the cause as fall. but they maintain she was forcibly thrown from wheelchair in the accident. the elderly woman and the chair not properly secured. >> i hold the system responsible for not having a comp hunt driver in place. this involves rely on transportation from prince george's county town home. the owner didn't want to comment. they no longer have active supporter to do business. a year after the accident the agency still won't confirm whether it is investigating but say there are specific regulations to require wheelchair to be s
>> for her to die, the negligence of somebody else i think. is painful. >> they can't fix the pain from the loss but they can try to hold the company they believe is responsible accountable. hoping to prevent it from taking another life. >> i owe it to her. >> it has no record of the complaint against the transportation company. the family says they intend to file the first complaint with the agency. leon: this is heart-breaking. joce: heart-breaking. leon: it makes you wonder how many times it may have happened in other cases we never heard about. >> there are regulations in place. and they will investigate. but this is not a big agency. they don't have a ton of staff to
even find out if they are investigating. leon: stay on top of it. nice work. alison: we have new information to share about metro. federal official says power cables next to one that caught fire near mcpherson square lacked insulation to prevent core -- core rose. it protects it from catching fire. it was followed by 29-hour closure of the entire metro system to allow for inspections and repairs. leon: the controversy around changing godwin middle school in woodbridge. wi told you tuesday about the backlash to rename it for hampton. the school is named for former governor mills e. godwin. the school board voted in favor of changing that name on march 2. now inside nova is saying the board plans to revisit the issue next month.
we will keep you posted on what happens. alison: get to a story that the region is buzzing about. this. the district newest arrival. look at the closeup shot. it doesn't get better than this. adorable. one of the two nests hatched this morning and there you have it. the little eaglet. that has been in spotlight all day long. cheryl conner has more from the arboretum. cheryl: oh, baby. the eaglet is out of its shell. the moment we have been waiting for came 8:30 friday morning after a day yaf of kicking his way out. mom and dad did not help. the first test of survival. >> like a baby humming bird. >> since monday students at the eagle academy in southeast watched the eagle cam from the
classrooms. it plays during all subjects in third grade. >> they have never seen a bald eagle before. we are trying to get awareness. read a passage about the endangered species. >> turning the textbook in a live camera comes with a risk of something going wrong. but dr. jordan with the arboretum eagle project says the first baby is healthy. we should start to see the second this weekend. by three months they are on their own. >> this is mr. president and the first lady. that is their nest. they could be here for another 25 years. >> i have never seen one. brought back to the nest from the anacostia river. back live. you are looking in the area of the tree. you think one eaglet is exciting? well
expected to begin hatching this weekend. a blood work has been done to determine the sex of the eaglets. at the end of the month you can weigh in. leon: we lost cheryl. alison: i bet she was going to say a name. leon: yeah. alison: that will be interesting. leon: that is a tough way to start a life. kick your way out of a shell. your parent just stand and watch. alison: that is not how we do it. watch the live stream of the eagle nest anytime at wjla.com. leon: coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- one day after a bumblebee announces a tuna recall another company says the canned fish may be at risk, too. alison: a community comes together after a teenager is in a coma for weeks.
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you leon: the official kickoff of the cherry blossom is going to kick off in a few hours. we're a sponsor of the festivities. alison: this weekend's forecast has some wondering about the future of the flowers. suzanne kennedy live along the tidal basin to ease the concerns for us. >> they're gorgeous. so beautiful. suzanne: the blossoming beauties synonymous with spring in d.c. are poised to make the debut. in the final hours of winter unseasonably cold weather is forecast for the capital. that means all eyes are on
delegate buds. >> one of our indicator trees. suzanne: roller coaster temperatures made the bloom predicting challenging for national park service. they are cautiously optimistic that because the blossoms haven't bloomed the weekend weather impact has been minimal. >> if we were in puffy blossoms right before they go to peak. blossom is exposed almost completely, yes. a freeze and a snow of a greater concern. >> a tidal basin is packed with the visitors missing the peak bloom but a few weeks. >> i can only imagine what it looks like if it's in bloom. suzanne: charles leech hopes the frigid forecast won't ruin the spring tradition. >> it would be a shame. it is colorful. all the people will be here to see it to be a shame. keep your finger crossed. suzanne: this is wt
some of the buds have popped. if you look over here. you can see that others remain closed. that certainly is good news as we head into this weekend's late winter weather. reporting live in southwest washington. suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. alison: okay. fingers crossed. thank you. leon: we are having a change with the timing of the blossoms. the entire festival kicks off tonight with the pink tie party. our colleague jonathan elias you may have noticed was wearing a pink tie, extremely pink tie earlier, he has the tie on the way to the reagan building for the event and he will have a live report at 6:00. alison: not just pink. extremely pink. there will be a lot of that at the party tonight. leon: you know it. doug: keeping with the party. alison: very good. what do you think is going to happen here? doug: tonight will be okay. no problems. gorgeous right now. the weekend will be awful. alison: weird. today is so warm. i don't think
impact. higher elevations north and west for metro washington before you worry about the temperatures. too warm here. look at this. beautiful look at the potomac river from national harbor. gorgeous sunshine. fair weather clouds. comfortable temperatures. the numbers are running 10 degrees above average for this day in march. 66 in reagan national. west/northwesterly winds at 22 miles per hour. look at the dew point, very low. it's very, very dry outside. that is a concern and wood and the forested area here. no red flag warning for us but we are close to that. we see a change as the colder air moves in. the front will move through and the winds will change for the northwest to deliver us cooler air. low to mid-602's where every on the map. the numbers will fall in the 30's and the 40's by morning. cold air will get in place. check this out. we have a grass pollen and the mold spores showing up at the low levels. high level of the free pollen and the microbiologists say, dr. susan ko
amount of tree pollen she counted this morning was three times normally what it is the second week in march. everything except the weather it seems is running ahead of schedule. we will make up lost ground. it will get chilly for a couple of days. no doubt about it. by the end of next week back to 70's. if plan for the evening. if you're outside it's fine. the temperatures will drop off. lows by morning 47 to 33. sunshine to start the day tomorrow. we have an area of the high pressure to build in behind the cold front tonight. nice and sunny in the morning. matter of time mid-morning, late morning. the clouds will roll in ahead of the storm system. the storm will take a track south. intensify when it gets to the coast and head out. in the process we will have the sustained winds out of the north/northeast tomorrow that will deliver the cold air. it will be in the 40's tomorrow. but 3,000, 2,500 feet up in the air where the precipitation is made, at that level it will be below freezing in many spots. over many spots. that means we could still have snow. even though it will be somewhat warmer at the
paints out here with the high elevation snow. we expect developing in the morning through west virginia, southern ohio. this isn't perfection. this is just a generalized idea of how it should break down. but look at the rain moving in by 1:00 in the afternoon. possible south and west of town. the everything hours we will have a pocket for the cold winds coming in for the snow. we think accumulation is possible. it's not going to be a pretty picture. the snowfall maybe a trace to an inch on grassy spots. that is it. more. maybe the higher elevations more than one to three. that is way out there.
in the work week it will get warmer. there is more football weather than soccer weather but if we look to the next seven days. forget everything until thursday and friday. jump ahead. 72! we'll take that. it will be a nasty -- i don't think you have travel problems. it's a nasty weekend. >> short little cold snap. doug: tomorrow morning is fine. after that. leon: this is not a problem. one reason to be locked indoor. we have march madness going on. alison: that is one way to look at it. leon: sorry, cherry blossoms. alison: thank you, doug. so the first books from the bard headed to the auction block. leon: cool stuff there. later. >> oh, my goodness! kidd o'shea goes delirious over one of the
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malfunction. it was canned in february and early this month. alison: an entire community is coming together to support the family of a hospitalized teen. our amy aubert spoke to friends and family in maryland about the outpouring of help. amy: neighbors say everyone knows everyone. with 15-year-old black was unresponsive and rushed to the hospital word spread like wildfire. >> my heart sank in my stomach. amy: that quickly the community stepped up. >> the small town is wrapping its arms around a family. this is how it is supposed to be. amy: the family friends started a go fund me page. restaurants hosting fundraisers. and t-shirts being sold in support of the teen. >> making baby
but it's hard. amy: francis says her grandson is improving slowly but has a long road ahead. in late february he was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. family members say he is still in a coma. >> if you touch him, sometimes he will grasp you a little bit. amy: baby steps that black says the family treasures. signs line the fence along the family home. messages of halts, prayers and en -- thoughts, prayers and encouragement. a small town sending a big money. >> all the love and the support we have gotten from the community is awesome. amy: amy aubert, abc7 news. alison: wow! sending best wishing to the community and the family. leon: absolutely. absolutely. alison: well, still to come at 5:00 -- >> my heart started pounding. i actually got the guts to tell him i said this is now or never. i might not have another opportunity.
the link between actor sean penn and a mexican drug lord speaks about her role in "el chapo"'s future. leon: plus -- ♪ happy birthday to you >> nice. >> yea! leon: nice indeed. you might think the fact that this is a 106th birthday celebration would be the headline here. but, huh-uh. find out why this is the tip of the iceberg. don't go away. sam: a number of residents in d.c. ward five say they don't like the mayor's plan to make this the homeless shelter because the place in the middle of industrial area is not fid for children. i'm -- fit for chil
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announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. alison: well, the d.c. council getting an earful about mayor muriel bowser's plan to open shelters in all eight of the city's wards. the mayor wants to close d.c. general in favor of the new shelters. but as d.c. bureau chief sam ford reports, last night's council hearing went late into the night with a lot of the debate focusing on the location along 25th place in ward five. >> what we are saying this site, this industrial site is not conducive for families to live here. sa
members carlos davis and francis penn are among those leading the charge against mayor bowsers plan to put a family homeless shelter near 25th and bladensburg northeast in d.c. ward five. >> there is no other area, no other area that is family friendly. why put them in this area? this is not fair. sam: this is an industrial zone. metro bus lot on one side. on the other railroad track, strip clubs and nightclubs. the residents say this industrial site is not fit for children. in fact nay have offered the administration a temptive sites in ward five the administration they say won't consider. >> ten sites. that was presented to the executives for their consideration. sam: they were also at yesterday's marathon hearing on closing d.c. general and scattering smaller shelters among the wards. passionate issues that drew hundreds and a hearing that didn't end until 11:37 last night. when ward five mcduffy wrangling with
administrator young. mcduffy asking if the administration would reconsider. >> we work together with the residents to develop an alternative site? >> i'm not making that commitment. sam: there seemed to be a suggestion that ward five could agree on one site, the administration would consider it. but just maybe. reporting from northwest washington, sam ford, abc7 news. alison: now checking today's top stories. a big break in the investigation in to november terrorist attacks in paris. suspect salah abdeslam was shot in the knee during a police raid in belgium. abdeslam's capture came after his fingerprints were found in another suburban brussels apartment. authorities say he was involved in the paris attacks that killed 130 people. leon: sunday, come rain, shine, or even snow, the cherry blossom festival will begin. the national park service says the blossoms are far enough along in growth cycle they will likely be fine no matter what the weather is like this
peak bloom set for the middle of next week. alison: it's a few hours old now but already people can't get enough of the bald eaglet born at the national arboretum. the first of two eggs hatched this morning as people all over the world were watching on a web cam. so far we have seen the eaglet eat and even mug for the camera a little bit. the second egg should hatch in the coming days. leon: kate de castillo played a key role in capture of "el chapo." now diane sawyer has the first interview with the actress. we preview tonight's "20/20" exclusive. reporter: the controversial meeting last fall that had international outrage featured in "rolling stone" magazine. sean penn and the mexican actress meeting with joaquin "el chapo" guzman, the world's most wanted drug lord. >> i don't know. i think he is an admirer. i don't know.
okay, maybe, yes. >> she tells diane sawyer the goal in setting up the meeting was to make a movie about the dangerous kingpin. >> my heart started pounding. >> but alone with him she was terrified, explaining she wanted to acknowledge the victims of organized crime. >> i thought if he gets mad, if he -- i don't know what i'm going to do. if i say it, it might be my last word. ja three months after the meeting mexican authorities blasted through the hide-out, recapturing "el chapo." who had been on the run for six months. later penn also defended his motivation behind the interview. with cbs "60 minutes." >> to try to contribute to the discussion of the policy on the war on drugs. >> kate says she is hurt and angry with sean penn because she was told he wanted to help her with the movie. diane sawyer says penn has a different story of what
happened. brandi hitt, los angeles. alison: next month is the 400th anniversary of shakespeare death. so to coincide with that they are selling copy of the first four edition of his plays. can you imagine that? the auction houses head of books calls the collection, "the holy grail of publishing." the four folios are going on display in new york april 1-8. and in london, april 20-28. then they will be sold there in london. leon: one of them hasn't been seen in public since 1800. alison: that is -- leon: over 200 years. hasn't been outside of the one room it has been in. alison: incredible. leon: all right. speaking of classics, we are going to stay goodbye to one here. a stainle in the d.c. jazz scene. says it is closing at the end of the month. eps the owner of the bohemian caverns says the lease expires. they have had different owners and different names in the last 90 years.
duke ellington and miles davis. historic site. hate to see it happen. been a staple of our annual d.c. jazz festival we host. we have been partners with them for the last ten years. alison: end of an era. leon: hate to see it happen. alison: coming up at "abc7 news at 5:00" -- they say a picture is worth a thousand words. but the payoff to the sleight of hand in this video. it can be worth $1 million. leon: coming up, new at 6:00 tonight -- the war against
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oh my goodness. >> a wild ride. alison: kidd o'shea had a chance to check out delirium this morning. >> ever wonder what it feels like to soar 115 feet in the air? flying. oh my gosh! you can experience it all on delirium. "good morning washington" was the first the crew taken to a spin on live tv. now the speed is picking up a little bit. at one point you are looking down straight down.
this is the scary part right here. >> enjoy the ride. i'm kidd o'shea. alison: i guess when you are live you can't scream what you are thinking live on tv. we will give away tickets to next month taping in d.c. of "jeopardy" in the 6:00 hour. leon: all right. get to march mania. gripping college basketball fans all over the country. huge, huge upset today. alison: big-time. robert burton has more. robert: drama today for the hoos but there could be more drama coming up. alison: but first celebrating more than
alison: this is great. earlier this week you might remember we took you along as virginia mclaurin was welcomed by the globetrotters. days after her 107th birthday. it doesn't get better than the video. but today a baltimore county woman celebrating her 106th. as we discover the number is not as significant as the life that she has led. >> here at the sunrise senior living in pikesville, these are the residents celebrating birthdays this month. but the most significant might be this one. ellen. she is turning 106. she has got quite the life story to tell. residents here have gathered for a birthday party. ellen is turning 106. do you think they are going to sing "happy birthday"? >> i think so. >> it's her present milestone as significant as the past. >>
parents in the holocaust. on her passport it says ella. she got out, i don't know how or what happened. >> what they do know is that ellen was born march 18, 1910. >> ♪ happy birthday to you >> that is before the start of world war i. even before the sinking of the titanic. >> ♪ happy birthday to you >> nice! >> yea! [applause] >> ellen is 106. she enjoyed the cake and the moment. it is truly a celebration of not only a birthday of a life of survival. >> happy birthday, miss ellen. we love you. [applause] abc7 news. leon: how about that. alison: happy birthday. leon: two people in the 106 club here. alison: i k
right? leon: happy birthday. love that. all right. time out for a check of the roads. jamie sullivan on traffic watch on the get-away friday. how is it looking? jamie: virginia is where i want to start. that is where i have seen the most problems. this is ak loo at the waze map. you may have heard of the waze app. join the team. traffic watch 7. under the team section on the app. but we are hearing about the crash on the roosevelt bridge. after looking into it, it is a crash on the roosevelt bridge. 66 eastbound. the delay is a pretty big one. we are already seeing traffic from the rosslyn tunnel that is very slow. some of the cars are bumper to bumper. we move to map. focus in on 95. once you get to the occoquan we are bumper-to-bumper to triangle. just over 40
the wilson bridge approaching on the outer loop. 11 miles per hour. in d.c. we are seeing the slowing in the single digits. but the only major crash we have is on the roosevelt bridge. that is a look at traffic. alison: virginia is expanding efforts to recycle oyster shelves to build shellfish habitat. starting monday bring used oyster shells to 17 harris teeter grocery stores. once they are cleaned the shelves are put back in the chesapeake bay to give the baby oyster what is is called a place to attach themselves. leon: continue the magic of life. here is magic as well. the man showed a baboon a card trick. check out. the baboon trips out. [laughter] alison: no way! leon: the video,
reaction is making the rounds on line. going viral. we don't know which zoo this happened at. we know the baboon was in awe. jaw drops again. alison: historical. leon: show the trick a second time. alison: that is hilarious. that is my favorite video today. leon: okay. well, see a lot of folks with that reaction when they see the cherry blossom's when they get here. alison: ready for that. i don't know if we are ready for weekend weather, doug. doug: concerned about the stages that the blossoms are in now. it will get chilly. if it stays above freezing i think we will be okay. a warmup is on schedule for next week. at the moment looking live at the weather bug, the h.d. weather camera on the boardwalk in rehoboth beach boardwalk.
chilly bay waters here. it's not affecting annapolis because the winds are from the west. 64 degrees at the moment. the changes coming tonight is mostly clear. a cold front coming through will kick the winds north and bring colder numbers. 46 to 43 for the overnight readings. the cold air will stay in place. what we are looking at with the storm system off the coast. if we were calling for the highs of 32 tomorrow, it would be a different ballgame. we are calling for the highs in the 40's. near 40 on sunday. with that said the air is cold enough a few thousand feet up we will have the areas of the snow and the cold rain developing in the afternoon. tomorrow, through tomorrow night. into sunday morning. most of it is for most of the metro area rain or sloppy wet flakes that may accumulate to a trace. up to an inch on the grassry areas maybe. more significant accumulation three inches and more at the highest elevation out west. wet, sloppy snow. but it will all melt away as we get ready for t
and start slow warmup. check the numbers. 48 tomorrow. 40. that is it for the first day of spring on sunday. 46 on monday. look at the warmup. 50's, 60's. lower 70's by thursday and friday. that is very nice. something to look forward to. alison: yes. leon: you got it. alison: we will. leon: a lot to look forward to this weekend. march madness action underway. alison: big surprises already. robert burton live in raleigh, north carolina, for the ncaa tournament. hey, robert. robert: hey, guys, yes. upsets all day. i will tell you this. if you don't think it can happen to you, you are wrong. u.v.a. has butler tomorrow at 7:00. butler is a team that made their name off of upsetting teams in this tournament. one thing you don't have to tell the hoos tomorrow will be a battle. after thursday's drama with the u.v.a. head coach tony bennett you can say nothing comes as surprise anymore. >> i guess not.
it was a big surprise to us. robert: it proves anything can happen. even a possible upset by butler. >> this is a team that is very mature, very experienced in our approach. we make sure to take it one game at a time. robert: meanwhile, we stumbled on a few v-tech fans with salty attitude toward u.v.a. >> u.v.a. is going to lose tomorrow. it's not a problem. we will be at the game. looking forward to watch them lose. >> this man has a little love in his heart for the hoos. >> they are playing in raleigh. we will try to be cordial. we support the a.c.c. play tonight, going out to provo. robert: do you think u.v.a. will beat butter tomorrow? >> in my heart i go with the bracket and say yes. i believe u.v.a. will win. in my heart if they lost i wouldn't disappointed you wouldn't be upset. >> i wouldn't terribly upset. robert: gosh, one of the stars this aft
bracket, michigan state. the number two seed done by middle tennessee state. the spartans never led in this game. the blue raiders took a 15-2 lead and never looked back. michigan state loses 90-81 in the first bracket buster of the tournament. also talking about maryland. they are taking on south dakota state in spokane. leading at the half. 34 to 22. back to you. leon: all right. just tell the folks from the u.v.a. to watch the michigan state game. that will keep them on their toes. alison: all right. have fun. thank you. leon: see you in a bit. match maker, match maker, make me a match. alison: you can sing that, you know? >> not today. alison: when we come back, a look at the anticipation and the payoff for some local students. no singing, we promise.
maureen: the university of maryland at noon today on the exact same time on match day, thousands of medical students across the country find out where they will spend their residencies. the matches are determined by a national organization using computerized algorithm to align the rankings of the program directors and the applicants, filling open training positions at the u.s. teaching hospitals. a lot of excitement there. a similar event was held at d.c. george washington university. our mike carter-conneen was there as this room erupted with emotion. >> in a moment we're going to give out the letter. mike: like new year's eve, g.w. med student celebrated match day with several glasses of champagne. >> there is a lot of nervous energy. >> after agonizing final few minutes the clock struck noon. >> tremendous emotions every which way. >> immediately, there were hugs and tears. shouts and shock. >> i think i was holding it all in and it just came out. mike: omar c
when he stayed near his family in washington where the residency at the children's national. >> i know i will get great training. i'm happy about that. >> with the residency at washington university at st. louis, this family can move back to his hometown, finishing med school a father of three. >> 4-year-old, 2-year-old, 2 -month-old. >> how did you do that? >> my wife is awesome. >> this is the day we work for. >> elizabeth matched with her top pick, westchester medical center in new york. not far from family. >> i really wasn't thinking i'd get the match. i thought the interview went poorly. i guess not. i guess they liked me. >> her dream of becoming a doctor was nearly derailed because of two years of medical leave, blood pressure problem and surgery. >> it's a big moment. i am able to be here today and hold the weather. know i will be a pediatrician in a few months. >> in all, 200 medical students have been matched with the r
first, though, finish the final rotations. prepare for graduation in may. reporting in northwest, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. maureen: -- alison: congratulations to all of them. is it for "abc7 news at 5:00". "abc7 news at 6:00" starts now with breaking news. announcer: from abc7, this is a breaking news alert. maureen: that breaking news comes from belgium where the most wanted man in the world has been captured alive. salah abdeslam was taken into custody after police raids and a shoot-out in brussels. he has been shot in the leg but will survive. abdeslam is accused of helping plot last fall's terror attacks in paris that killed 130 people. he has been on the run ever since. >> this capture sends a message to all extremist groups that the law enforcement and intelligence
until they find you. maureen: despite the big arrest, the search for those behind the paris attacks is not over. we turn now to the chief political correspondent scott thuman. he was in brussels earlier in the year in the search for abdeslam and joins us from the terrorism alert desk. scott: a couple of big take-aways from today's breaking news. first, the fact that president hollande of france said they do now understand that there were perhaps more attackers involved, plotters who had a hand in those terrorist attacks that killed 130 people. subsequently you can expect more arrests soon. they are now hoping to get abdeslam back to paris. back to france. where they can begin questioning him and eventually try him there. second is it is important to understand exactly where all of this happened. molenbeek. a small neighborhood within brussels. it's one that is heavily populated by mostly people of