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maryland is now closed, but not before record turnout come of people coming out in droves to cast their ballots. alison: tom roussey joins us live at a polling place in landover. what are you seeing, tom? tom: after eight straight days, early voting is now over. they are loading the voting equipment onto trucks as we speak after a very busy, record-setting day. check out these numbers for the state of maryland. this year, 871,821 early voters according to the state. that is more than double what we saw four years ago. check out the video from tonight. the polls were supposed to close at 8 p.m. if you were in line come you can still vote. they were still voting until
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we talked with one woman who got here at about 7:00, took about 90 minutes to vote. >> it was huge. it wound all the way from the bottom, up around the parking lot. yeah. tom: the line of cars or people? >> no, that was the people. tom: they are working so late tonight because there were so in five eligible voters in maryland has already voted, democrats voting early at a nearly three-to-one count. alison: in the last few days before the election, the state department is dumping more documents in the e-mail investigation. this afternoon, more than 1,300 pages were released.
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calls it strange and is trying to shif t the focus to the election. president obama: make no mistake, florida, all the progress we made will go out the window if we don't win this election. alison: clinton is doubling spending in on tv ads in these final days. jonathan: donald trump dropped about $20 million in spots airing this week. today his wife made a rare speech to stump for his husband. >> knows how to get things done. he certainly knows how to shake things up, doesn't he? jonathan: she said that if she were first lady, a priority for her would be to stop cyber bullying among children and teenagers. most polls still show hillary clinton leading, but not by much at all. the race is way too close to
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alison: and first on 7, another highway sign hijacked, this time i think clarksville pike he outlets, where somebody change the light up sign to say trump 2016. the control panel was there unlocked, the password written in plain sight. a similar situation happened in woodbridge a last night where somebody altered the signed to use vulgar and offensive line which about hillary clinton. normal. steve: the cold front finally moving through, you will notice the difference in temperatures compared with today. 83 at reagan national. tomorrow, the windchill factors in some areas will be in the 40's. showers in the district and capital beltway, though showers will be gone by early tomorrow morning. forecast highs a lot cooler than today, only near 63 degrees
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expect the rest of the upcoming weekend into early next week, and looking at election day forecasts coming up. jonathan: developing now, a four-month-old girl is doing fine after what is being called a road rage incident on the beltway near national harbor. a guy and a white suv was driving aggressively when he pulled alongside of a car with a baby inside. then the window shattered. the car's driver had minor injuries. the police caught up with the suv in there are no criminal charges as of yet. alison: troubling new development, could this deadly bus crash have been prevented? tonight, were that the school bus driver involved had a suspended license, the driver one of six people killed. he has been identified as glen chapel. his medical exam certificate
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making sure that you are fit to drive. family members say he had no prior medical issues, but it's not clear if he had a health issue at the time of the crash. right now, you can cross the potomac into georgetown by car, boat perhaps, or foot, but how about high above the water in a gondola? the plan is coming into focus but getting mixed reviews. tim barber joins us. tim: tens of millions of dollars. alison, we are walking along the key bridge and the gondola would go to the north side of the bridge. opponents it would cost too much money, but proponents say it could ease congestion on the road and sidewalks. alan crosby has lived in the area half a century. how has traffic changed over
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tim: he is applauding a proposal to have a gondola from georgetown to the rosslyn metro station, which they believe could ease congestion on the key bridge. depending on which lane of traffic you are in, sometimes the key to the key bridge is walking instead of driving, but not everyone is on board. >> i think it is an all thought idea. tim: she is not alone. a proposed meeting, and some people do not believe it is worth the estimated $90 million price tag. >> it's a waste of taxpayer dollars. tim: being in the air is definitely one of the best ways to take in the sights. people against the proposal saying have a line across the potomac would be an eyesore. crosby is ok with that as long
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i'm for it. tim: how much would it cost and when would it be done? we will guarantee that we follow the story and keep you posted. live in georgetown, tim barber, abc 7 news. alison: are you feeling vacancy on thursday nights? don't worry, "candle" fans, we found that when the trauma will be returning. " will be thursday, january 19 at 9 p.m., mark your calendar, right here on abc 7. it's an exciting time for star kerry washington, who gave birth to a baby boy in october. jonathan: a traffic alert impacting thousands of drivers every single day, and now safety concerns about those were not even driving.
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to navigate during rush-hour, cars are clogging and racing up an alley in the area, and neighbors say that's a problem. >> we literally had to jump out of the way of the car when it came through. i don't blame them, but i'm worried somebody will get hit. jonathan: the beach drive project will be done in phases, but the current closure will not be over until next spring. just into the newsroom, harvard's men's socc comments, tied with a sexually explicit scatting report where women were rated based on sex appeal or appearance or both, in practice apparently that has been going on for years. the team will not be allowed to play the rest of the season as a result. alison: back at home, cutting down on crime in d.c., tonight, all were invited to talk about how to make communities safer and improve interactions with
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this as the d.c. police department is looking for a permanent police chief, right? anna-lysa: that's right,alison, the interim chief spoke at the meeting about 20 minutes ago. and look at this list, the meeting started at 5 p.m. and is still going hours later. 66 people express their opinions about what they are looking for in a new chief before he spoke. >> , do we want a revolving door of people coming through, or do we want a professional police department? >> our police officers, it's just a high turnover. >> more people, more people said they fear the police. anna-lysa: the main topics,
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the next chief. a spokesperson for the police union spoke out about the challenges the police department faces, including recruiting. meanwhile, people in the community say they are interested in getting more officers on the ground they can connect with. here is what they said about what they are looking for the next chief. some people are already throwing their support behind interim police chief peter newsham. >> chief who will allow us to have officers honestly speak about them and work with us to fix these issues. >> please select a police chief like chief newsham who knows the communities and has demonstrated a willingness to listen and work with them. anna-lysa: interim police chief peter newsham said he satisfied with the state of the police department now and is looking forward to the direction it's headed in.
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new chief, it's up to the mayor. according to deputy safety advisors, she will not select the new chief until she selects a chancellor. anna-lysa gayle, abc 7 news. alison: more weapons in our schools, the alarming spike and the alarming silence. >> did you warn parents? >> no. alison: which districts are seeing the biggest jump in weapons and why parents are not being told.
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alison: tonight, a 7 on your side investigation uncovers an alarming increase in the amount of local students taking weapons to school. tuesday, a three-year-old and a preschool in d.c. was found with a semi automatic install in his backpack. the child's father was in court today, where a judge denied bail because he said there was reason the father -- reasonably the father knew the gun was there. frightening stories like that, and chris papst spent months
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districts and discovered a troubling trend, and parents are not being told. leon: parents raise to three schools in culpeper county with a lockdown. chris: it's the call that no parent wants to get. horace: a juvenile has been arrested. chris: a weapon found at a school. >> it gave specific, clear details about how or what he would do with the weapon. >> i was getting shot five times in the leg. chris: students taking weapons guns, a problem on the rise in our area. 7 on your side collected information from the largest districts in our region and found just about all of them have seen a spike in students bringing weapons to school in recent years. montgomery county has seen a 6% increase, prince george's county an 8% increase. in virginia, fairfax county has seen a 31% increase just in the
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the district with the largest increase was alexandria, with a number doubled from 14 weapons incidents in 2015 to 28 last school year. >> there are a lot of variables that could be impacting that increase. chris: stephanie johnson with arlington public school said knives saw a 50% spike since 2013. when you saw this increase, did you warn parents? >> no. maintain confidentiality. the increase is one that we will be monitoring very closely. chris: prince william county parents also were not alert it their districts only 19% spike in 2015. >> that's not a particular reason for alarm. chris: with 86,000 students, they say 108 incidents, despite the increase, is not worry some. johnson makes the same argument.
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>> i think anytime a young person risks their safety by engaging in violent behavior it's important. chris: david murphy, a development all psychologist, says we don't know if the number of local kids taking weapons to school is high or low because, incredibly, no one collects school weapon data nationally. why not? >> well, i don't have the answer for that. surprised we don't have those comprehensive numbers. >> i think it has the potential to frighten people needlessly because it's not really telling the story of what's going on in school in terms of school safety. chris: chris papst, abc 7 news. alison: d.c. public schools was the only district that did not give us its numbers. we first contacted them six months ago. fairfax and alexandria schools, which has among the largest
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statements. you can find those online at wjla.com and click on the link for the story. steve: after a day of record-breaking warm, the cold front is finally here. showers will quickly increase through the overnight. further to the south, fredericksburg ends pennsylvania , heavier downpours in the past hour, moving to the east towards port royal not amounting to a lot, nothing that will be severe. nighttime lows, upper 40's, lower 50's. milder inside capital beltway. skies gradually clear starting at about 2:00 in the morning and we could have wind gusts of 25 miles per hour. tomorrow morning, if you are going for a jog or walking the dog, bundle up. it will be cool with air temperatures near 50 to 54. the windchill factor early on
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hagerstown and frederick, likely only in the 40's. that is a huge drop compared with the 83 we had earlier today. it will feel about 40 degrees cooler. the forecast windchill through the noon day, it will stay breezy. it will be dry tomorrow morning and for the midday. make sure that you have a jacket and sunglasses. friday night football looks fantastic, the cool side. a look at the seven day outlook from stormwatch 7, 62 degrees saturday. no forget daylight savings time comes to an end early sunday morning where we fall back one hour. 62 monday, election day, no excuses not to get to the polls. you can't blame the weather, middle 60's, a good deal of sunshine. cooler wednesday and thursday of
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from pennsylvania -- a bus driver made the sweetest gesture for that little girl. the fourth grader brought fresh cupcakes to school for halloween. somebody accidentally knock them over on the bus. the bus driver felt so bad that she grabbed the cupcake and, went home between bus routes, and baked two dozen cupcakes just in time to deliver them to the class. the key is wrote her for saving the day. alison: privilege for me to help honor those dedicating time to big brothers, big sisters in the national capital area. we celebrated the big brother of the year, brian o'neill and big sister of the year tina hawthorne for their fantastic mentoring. we heard touching stories about life-changing friendships and i got to spend time with my little sister. we were matched when she was 9, and she is 20 now, in school to
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a bombshell in the health world. a former nfl player dead in his 40's. tonight, a 180 from the doctors changing his cause of death. tonight, a 180 from the doctors changing his cause of death. northern virginia, on the issues, barbara comstock and donald trump are the same. comstock and trump promote deportation and reject any comprehensive immigration reform. both oppose background checks that keep guns from suspected terrorists. and comstock-trump were prepared to shut down the government just for politics. time for luann bennett: comprehensive immigration reform now. common sense gun safety laws. bennett tells congress: do your job. i'm luann bennett
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jonathan: a health alert about the death of a young nfl player.
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nfl. his death last spring was believed to be from als, but now doctors say he did not have it. instead, they say he died from chronic traumatic it's a lot p -- encelopathy, which came from repeated traumatic brain trauma. when of the lead researchers from boston university has been working on this quite some tim the brains of several former football players. hundreds have filed a lawsuit against the nfl. erin: coming up in sports, barry trotz called tonight's contest a trap game. trotz called tonight's contest a trap game. the th fios is not cable. we're wired differently. trotz called tonight's contest a trap game. the th we guarantee to make switching easier. we' show up on time. you're right on time. as promised, to install fios and set up the wi-fi that
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d tax breaks for companies that move our jobs overseas. by working together, democrats and republicans, we can do these things. that's why we must defeat those who want to turn americans against one another. i'm chris van hollen, and i approve this message, because united, our best days are still ahead. >> and desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. erin: after a successful road trip, the capitals hosted the jets tonight at the verizon center. earlier today barry trotz said this could be a trap game because things are not always easy at home, and he was right. the caps were up 3-0, then gave up three goals in the third. winnipeg battling behind the net. the pocked freckles out -- the
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overtime, alex ovechkin unleashes the one-timer. was the reverend he doubt? -- was there ever any doubt? the capitals win 4-3 in overtime. georgetown men's basketball team held their annual media day today. they finished fourth in the preseason poll. john thompson and company hope to rebound from a finished last season. >> last year was very difficult. but i think from top to bottom, it was a learning experience. the guys have been beating each other up a little in practice, so we are ready to get going. erin: meanwhile, the howard men and women's teams kicked off their season tonight. the howard men are predicted by
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this year. their first game is november 11 at michigan. tomorrow should be a fun high school football friday. we will be live tomorrow i georgetown prep.
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alison: cold tomorrow? steve: we were 83 today, breaking the record at reagan national. tomorrow, early on we will be in the 40's, warming to about 60's. daylight savings time ends early sunday morning where we fall back one hour. you get a next her hour of sleep. 65 degrees. election day tuesday, middle 60's, a nice mixture of sun and
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