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at giant, shoppers low prices by the thousands, plus a thousand more that just dropped. all these low prices! what are you trying to do, get me to feed the whole neighborhood? no. just trying to save you a whole lot of "bread." [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags, thousands of low prices. my giant. >> now abc seven news at noon, on your side. >> the pain not knowing of where your loved one is. an emotional plea from the husband of firefighter nicole mittendorff
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wednesday and her car was found in the shenandoah national park but no sign of her. officials from her fire station and her family talked about their concern. our northern virginia bureau chief is live outside the station. >> this was a very emotional news conference this morning at 10:00. fire station 32. 31-year-old nicole mittendorff was working out of here since joining three years ago and where officials made a desperate plea to the public for help in trying to locate her. surrounded by members of the fire department at station 32, we heard from the chief and the husband of nicole mittendorff. urging the public to come forward with any information they may have about nicole mittendorff's disappearance. the state police continues
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shenandoah national park near where her mini-cooper was discovered on saturday. she was reported missing last friday and was last heard and seen from last wednesday. that is what fire officials say this morning. her husband delivered a message to his wife. >> i love you. i am praying for you. i am not sure where you are. we are all looking for you. i look forward to your safe return. >> that is the hope and the believe we heard from this morning. virginia state police is continuing its investigation and the search. members of the fairfax county fire and rescue team are helping with that search. we expect some sort of an update on the search from the state police sometime today. tomorrow night at station 32, a prayer vigil at 7:30 in honor
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her safe return. jeff goldberg, abc 7 news. loved ones later will hold a viewing for the firefighter killed while conducting a welfare check in temple hills. his wife released a statement familyght saying -- doesn't begin to describe the sense of belonging i feel towards brothers and sisters of this international association of firefighters. investigators say the gunman feared he was having a diabetic emergency. responded him when no one answered, then the men inside feared it was a home invasion and fired his gun, no charges have been filed. in prince george's county, police confirmed a suspect dead after a late-night standoff that played out on springhill court in greenbelt.
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situation ended with gunfire. we are in greenbelt with the latest. >> the man at the center of this standoff is dead this afternoon. complete chaos after he fired at police and terrified residents. active scene as investigators collect evidence left behind. we are on springhill court near connecticut avenue and the beltway, at 10:30 last night, residents called saying the suspect was firing his gun. when police and special operations arrived, the 28-year-old started shooting at them. he barricaded himself and let a tense standoff that lasted for nearly two hours. >> trying to make sure citizens were safe. trying to make sure citizens and the officers were safe and neutralize the situation. >> my husband grabbed my kids
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worried and everybody was lying on the floor. >> police shot the men and a swat team went into the apartment and he says they transported to the hospital conscious and breathing. he died later. a shotgun and handgun were found in the apartment. we can confirm no officers were injured. the big question is what led this man to shoot at police? an investigation is underway. i am jeannette reyes. back to you. jummy: new developments in the case of an elementary school worker accused of sexually abusing students and filming it on his cell phone. his lawyers want cell phone material and their client confession thrown out. they filed motions claiming he did not understand the circumstances when he waived his rights, he has an iq of 63 and they say he has
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phone was collected without a warrant. he was a volunteer at an elementary school and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. a live look outside at the pentagon in arlington, keep the sunglasses handy and the allergy medication. brian van de graaff is here with a look at your forecast. have a little cold front swinging through, shifting winds. temperatures still on the up and up. we thought we would be around 80, downtown, 82. 82 in manassas. 80 in fredericksburg. far north and west, temperatures dropping a little bit and with the front we may drop back slightly with the priest out of the north. a gorgeous day, average should be in the upper-60's. winds out of the north, northwest at 15 to 20. scattered clouds. near 80 degrees, you cannot complain.
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afternoon, 80's giving way to 70's for the evening and tonight, we drop back a bit, cooler tonight. tomorrow, 70. pleasant. moisture in the extended outlook and we go through the futurecast and timeout the next chance of rain which i think happens late in the week and talk about the weekend. bacteria. -- back to you. jummy: hopefully clear skies mean clear roads. a check of traffic. >> only in a perfect world would we ever had that that everything would go together. some slowing. because of construction, heavy volume 395 northbound. the truck in our left lane. with this midday construction on 395 northbound, delays. heaviest traffic, you drop down to 17 miles per hour closer to duke and seminary. silver spring
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break university boulevard eastbound between c clean and carroll avenue, only the right lane get by. stay to the left. washington, d.c., before montana avenue, right lane blocked, and the third street tunnel work northbound between k street northwest and mass avenue. some slowing, nothing bumper-to-bumper. jummy: good news there. the troubled transit agency, metro come under fire, in a ,etter to the general manager federal safety inspectors say metro is failing to provide basic safety protections. suzanne kennedy takes a look at these troubling findings. >> federal inspectors issuing a scathing report on the transit system, they say the situation is so bad that metro should act immediately to make the nexus seri improvements -- necessary improvements. the transit
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says metro workers are putting themselves and passengers at risk. in this later to the metro general manager, or issue such as emergency walkways blocked by construction debris. emergency switches to cut power to the third rail not working and fire extinguishers in the system that either do not work or -- this comes after a systemwide safety shutdown last month. we talk with riders who says this report erodes their confidence. >> it makes me concerned. of my personal safety. --h the newer cars, .> metro is useful every day it seems like there is an issue, never a smooth drive. >> metro says it has then reached by the fda and all safety critical itemsre
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in southwest washington, suzanne kennedy. up, new york voters heading to the polls, frontrunners hillary clinton and donald trump hoping for a lot of delegates, why you should not count out the candidates on the other side yet. -- ben jerry arrested, and jerry arrested, why the ended up in handcuffs. a new plan for the memorial bridge, the impact the work will have on drivers with the new money-saving plan.
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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with 100 million food andme is cash prizes.s 100 million prizes? that's more prizes than all the scottish terriers in the us! hey, i just won $50 bucks! 100 million prizes! 1 in 4 wins! you could be the one! the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "searing tragedy struck in a place parents felt their children were safe" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator. working for us pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. jummy:
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voters casting their ballots in the new york primary, in the latest poll, donald trump leads his opponents by 33 points and hillary clinton has a 13 point eight over bernie sanders. elizabeth hur is in the new -- is in new york with the latest. >> leaving in new york but taking nothing for granted. trumpy clinton and donald voted early and thank their supporters. >> new york is a special place. we are going to make america great again. tothe front runners favored win in their home state still battling with rivals. >> who are you voting for? >> i urge everybody to vote. >> the latest national poll shows clinton in a virtual tie with bernie sanders. >>
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hillary clinton said she can wrap up the nomination today. >> you will be disappointed. >> ted cruz has his eyes set on november. >> if i am the nominee, we win the general election, we beat hillary clinton in the swing states, we beat her with the independence and with young people. >> sources tell abc news that donald trump is shaping up his campaign from top to bottom with his national field director resigning, telling abc news he has no regrets. in new york, i am elizabeth hur. cream ben and jerry's ice cofounders arrested in washington, d.c. yesterday. they were part of the markers he awakened protest on the u.s. capitol steps, they were processed and released in the field. speaktop by gw to
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support of bernie sanders from their home state of vermont. we are tackling the states other first amendment -- first amendment, your voice of the future, freedom of speech, you can watch it live on news channel eight starting at 7:00 tomorrow night and it will stream online at developments in the plants to save the memorial bridge. we told you about a multimillion dollar request from the national park service for rehabilitation. we know what they have in mind in order to save it. sam sweeney has the new information. deterioratinge is by the day and the national park service gives it less than five years before they would have to close it if nothing is done. they have a plan. these slides just released by the national capital planning committee gives you an idea of how bad things have gotten over the years, severe rust and corrosion causing the bridge to
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the older drawbridge. this next slide shows how they wanted to look when it is finished. they should be able to finish without any extensive bridge closures. several other design options on the table but this one seems to be the most practical. about $30 million cheaper and easier to maintain. this bridge is expected to cost upwards of 200 and 50 million that -- $250 million. jummy: thank you. workingrews are still to help stranded residents in houston after record-setting rainfall led to deadly flooding. crates and buyers burst over their banks, flooding nearby towns. five deaths have been blamed on the storm's. texas governor rick abbott the current a state of emergency in nine counties.
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isolated tornadoes possible for today and tomorrow in the state of texas. unbelievable what they are dealing with. brian: the heavy rain is gone but there is nowhere for it to go. around here, we make get a sprinkle on friday but pleasant until then, 80's today and we drop tomorrow to 70, still pretty nice. a beautiful shot. a new camera atop of the hyatt regency. the beautiful sunrise from early this morning. sky conditions and can help us with traffic. right now, a little bit of a haze in mclean. paint on the numbers, temperatures currently across the area are definitely on the mild side to say the least, 82 currently
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north-northwest at 15 with dew point at 43. the air is dry areawide. the pollen levels are in, the tree pollen, high category, grasses on the lower side. weeds not showing up, mold is low. take your medication. for the pollen. 79 in frederick. 79 in winchester. believe it or not, a cold front coming through now. it will not bring cold, cold air but it will bring in some air that is not quite as mild as it has been the last couple of days. winds of the north, northwest, 9, 13, 14, 15 miles per hour. through the afternoon, scattered clouds. partly to mostly sunny through the evening and temperatures later ni
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gorgeous afternoon. 80's give way to 70's with 60's tonight. across the area for the day, a few clouds streaming through. the active weather in the south and how it is blocked here, high-pressure here but that is starting to slide more down to the south and east and will move off the coast and unsettled weather moving our way later in the week. we watch for potential for rain that not until friday. a slight chance at this point. 80's today, cooler tomorrow, the next couple of days, varying clouds with winds out of the north and northwest and eventually temperatures drop back slightly, still comfortable. delightful temperatures, 70's tonight. overnight, 40's. the next few days, a nice stretch of weather. temperatures remain comfortable for this time of year, 68 is the for but near there wednesday and thursday, friday, a few showers in the weekend looking superb. jummy:
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like to hear, thank you. weeks intouple of baseball season, and a former chicago white sox and washington nationals players -- player says he has no regrets for retiring after his general manager asked him to stop bringing his son to the white sox -- to the spring i thought the longest about making sure that, if i did this, he would never feel like this was on his shoulders. jummy: adam laroche says he is enjoying retirement and in the future he wants to help victims of sex trafficking. comic -- coming up, a new study showing how overnight work impacts men and women and who has it worse and the five things to keep your
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i don't believe that big money can buy votes -- not in our district. and i won't claim to have single handily passed just about every bill in annapolis. we can't settle for the same old politics, not when our basic rights are being threatened by trump and cruz. i'll stand up to their bigotry and be a passionate voice for maryland women and families. in tv and in business, i built relationships. as a woman in the house, i'll do the same to get things done.
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and i approve this message. stronger is blasting without risking her bones. it's training her good cells... to fight the bad guys. stronger is less pain... new hope... more fight. it's doing everything in your power... and everything in ours. stronger, is changing even faster than they do. because we don't just want your kids to grow up. we want them to grow up stronger.
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jummy: we are on your site with a health matters report, new study fighting women may suffer more from working the graveyard shift than men. researchers in the u.k. says that mental and physical coordination of a small group of men and women anymore tired the subject work, the worse they did, no surprise. the effects were more pronounced for women, especially in the early morning hours. women felt sleepier and reported more often that it was harder to think and to work on tasks to assess coordination. more research is needed. beach season is almost here but sometimes it was buying or cravings can ruin our healthy efforts. experts say there are way to control your eating habits, chew gum
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shopping have fewer junk food cravings. pile on the veggies, then go for the beat and sides. -- meat and size. they would cash. -- pay with cash and skip cooking shows. drink more water. all good advice. a 10 degrees drop
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i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message. narrator: an attack ad from the campaign for donna edwards. so untrue. so outrageous that president obama said, "pull it down." the obama white house called the ad on chris van hollen and the nra "misleading." the sun says van hollen and president obama have the exact same position. the post praised van hollen as a "leading champion on gun safety," and condemned the edwards ads that "mislead" voters. donna edwards. will she say anything to win an election?
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and you can help choose them. alec -- the choice is stars & stripes, freedom and liberty, honor and glory, and cherry and balsam. we -- blossom. what is your favorite? brian: i like the -- like the presidential names but cherry and blossom. today in the 80's and tomorrow a degrees, not 70 back him in the-70's thursday and friday, friday a few showers and we can expect sunshine and dry weather. this week's best weekend brings back sunshine and dry weather.
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>> if all goes well, one of our players today may suddenly find themselves $1 million richer, and i guarantee you're gonna want to be here to see it. so enough talk. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody. i'm chris harrison. welcome to the show. are you guys ready to play "millionaire" today? [cheers and applause] good, 'cause we're in the middle of a good one right now. within the last year, our returning contestant said "i do," had to buy a house, and now has a bun in the oven. this money is gonna go a long way. from leonia, new jersey, please welcome back jackie choi. [cheers and applause] hey, jackie. good to see you. welcome back. >> thank you. >> we talked about the fact that you are expecting. is it--i mea


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