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entire fleet. this comes in the last two hours. metro telling us they are pulling all the 43000 series rail cars amid a safety concern with the automatic train control system with that series of the rail cars. in total this impact 82 rail cars throughout the system. metro says the concern comes with the a.t.c. which keeps the train at a safe distance from one another. collision. metro general manager tonight says the risk of that is small. but a risk he is not willing to take. citing the new mantra it's safety over service. what does it mean for the riders? they could see fewer eight car trains in the next couple of days. tonight we are asking rider what is they think of the latest decision. >> safety is a must. you v to be safe.
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>> metro is in need of tough love. people are passing off problems. we are paying price now for the past incompetence. if you make it safer for everybody that is the important thing. it will take a bite of the rotten apple for right now. >> take a live look here, you can see the car number and the fix. that may be more frequent for the folks tonight. we are also hearing that you may at some point in the future see those 40 cars in the center of the train. that is similar with the 1000 series cars. what we are learning tonight is part of the investigation into in issue they learn they should be testing this part of the system. they say currently that test is not done on metro. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. now this safety move by metro came hours after a startling admission from the system's general manager. >> november 30, when i
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know now, i would started safetrack november 30. maureen: wiedefeld said he has seen too many instances of deteriorating track and rail ties. you can learn more about the delays caused by the metro safetrack work going to wjla.com. search safetrack. nightmare. a car spun out of control and ended up in a lake. father with his daughter in the car. as jeff goldberg explains they were saved by a mother who was the right person this the right place at the right time. beth was driving her daughter
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the car slide off the avenue. >> i came down and i realizedded the car had gone into the lake. >> it was sinking fast. the driver a 45-year-old man managed to get out and so did the 7-year-old daughter. but the driver was yelling he couldn't swim. they both needed help fast. >> i went in and i helped. if they needed help, no time to waste. >> 15-year-old boy rushed in the 20 to 30 feet deep. >> he samed thank you. he was really, really in shock. this happened yesterday. the road was slick from afternoon rain. >> driver was heading south on the wheely avenue and tried to pass two cars and ended up sliding on the slick road. in the guardrail. >> we are thankful that
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see every day. >> the driver charged with reckless driving but the fairfax police have big praise for the good samaritans like beth. >> i hope someone is getting my child out of a car. >> because of her, the worst of it all is a totaled toyota. in resten, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. jonathan: now to transition of power. trump tries to assure the on time. he is meeting with the japanese prime minister in trump's first meeting with a world leader since the election. mike pence is headaching rounds on the hill to lay the ground work for trump administration agenda. >> with will rebuild the military and reviver the economy. jonathan: when we know who is filling the cabinet members? the audvisors say around thanksgiving we'll have a good
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changes in recent history. trump is in the midst of planning a victory tour after visiting every state he won. james clapper stepping down. he submitted his resignation and will stay on until the end of president obama's term. clapper is 75 years old and has 50 of experience. maureen: a week after trump's victory area schools are sending a message to students. enough of the protests. we have seen scenes like this as they leave the campus to protest. it must now stop. >> when the students are threatened or injured as a protest it raises serious
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to rethink the association. >> they arrested a protester who they say assaulted a student who supports trump. prince george's county school c.e.o. sent a letter home to parents and wrote he supports the first amendment rights of the students but that leaving campus is unsafe and unacceptable. next at 6:00, what we found about the death investigation in stafford where four people ryan: they have obtained hundreds of fake i.d.'s and i'll tell you how it affects the bars in the area. jonathan: a woman attacked by a bear. wait until you hear the 911 call we got our hands on. >> it's clear and cold when you wake up. but you will like how the day will go weather size. we highlight that and the big changes over the weekend.
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jonathan: stafford county police say four people are dead as a result of a murder-suicide at a home in windsor forest subdivision. police were called to a home where they found the body of 35-year-old man, 30-year-old woman and two girls ages 5 and 138 -- 18 months.
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there is no danger to the public. maureen: we are now hearing a 911 call a frederick woman made being attacked by a bear last night. 63-year-old karen osborne walking her dog when she got caught between a bear and her cubs. that is when the black bear knocked osborne down and thrashed her. while it was going on, she called for help. >> please help me. come now. please send someone n he has broken my arms and legs. i can't move. i'm bleeding and i'm going to die. police hurry. maureen: osborne suffered a broken arm and puncture wounds. she required 80 stitches. the bear was shot and kill and the cubs were moved to a rural area. jonathan: incredibly calm. cat advocates are fighting back against the bill that would classify cats as a nuisance in the district.
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but the alley cat allies oppose the measure because they say there is to way to tell a feral cat from a househouse feline who happened to get out of the home. maureen: still ahead at 6:00, why a crackdown on the fake ideas is credited to help bring the calm to area bars. jonathan: in weather who could see flurries in coming days. yep. erin: i'm erin hawksworth with sports. the packers ended the redskins playoff run last season. we will go inside the locker room to talk about the revenge
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jonathan: a former maryland state cadet could face up to five years in prison for a role in a deadly crash. reyes was convicted on manslaughter and other criminal charges. he was driving a police vehicle on the beltway when he lost control and struck and killed karen hot williams in august of 2014. reyes was speeding and
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and sentencing is in january. maureen: rowdy crowds and bar fights were becoming a common occurrence in clarendon neighborhood until the arlington police began to crack down. but as ryan hughes report police are not using force. instead they focus to find fakes in a story you will only see on 7. >> try to use a fake i.d., it will come with adult consequences. ryan: connecticut, south carolina, pennsylvania, maryland. the most common states in th arlington county police collected since may. >> since we started the awareness campaign the restaurants turned over 450 fake i.d.'s. >> they have a high visibility underage drinking campaign. the focus is in clarendon where they found rowdy crowds and fights. since the launch in may, hundreds on the high quality fake i.d.'s have been taken out of the hands of minors.
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coming in. they know they don't have to worry about drinking with underage people that cause, is. >> don says in the summer it was seeing 20 fake i.d.'s a week. every friday and saturday night police are now stationed around the establishments and they train the businesses how to spot a fake. >> police have strategically placed codes on the window at the bars where the line forms. underage people think its a drink special. but if you us scan the code it is a warning video telling you to think before you drink. >> we have to step outside. >> you can be charged with possession of a fake i.d., misdemeanor or charged with identity theft. >> police say the campaign is working and the businesses now have the tools to help stop underage drinking. in arlington, ryan hughes, abc7 news. jonathan: baltimore teacher has been fired after a racial outburst that left her classroom absolutely stunned.
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watch. >> idiot. >> trying to get an education. we're going to get shot. jonathan: we bleeped that out but the teacher used n-word yesterdaying at the students at a harlem park middle school tuesday in science class. the school system is not identifying the teacher but the school system says it's unacceptable and she has been fired. maureen: maryla general brian frosh launching hate crime hotline. he says reports of the hate crime against women, minorities and lgbt community have increased. they could face criminal prosecution under the law. jonathan: they are supposed to be dream homes but they are damaged dreams. people left with new homes literally falling apart around
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taylor shows you the serious problems that the homeowners are facing. a homers pert says it is a -- homee, pert says it's a -- home expert says it's a smurf bomb. each problem marked with blue tape. but homeowners fear it could have them trapped but "7 on your side" goes to bat for them and how it ends up in the i-team investigation. damaged dreams. look for that tonight at 11:00. maureen: well, the dream of damaged for us. doug: i can make your dreams come true. maureen: you can? doug: tomorrow 70 and sunshine. jonathan: binge! thank you. doug: you want more than that. jonathan: hold it higher. doug: i'll be charged for it if i break it. maureen: then what? doug: it will get really cold and your dreams lend. 55 live at the national harbor. beautiful sunset behind us. with the sunset gone, temperatures drop quickly.
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won't be long before the upper 30's. early tomorrow 34 to 44. chilly start to friday. nice recovery we will make in the day tomorrow. a rapid warm-up. 64 by noon. 70 to mid-to-late afternoon. unseasonably warm. no complaints. in weekend saturday starts off with the promise and sunday will feel like early winter. that is the bottom line. as far as things around the area tomorrow we told you last friday night football in loudoun county. same time i will be at yunji de --ly be at tysons. they have a partnership we have with i heart radio. santa is there with the music and fun. temperatures are chilly when we get to the sunset. we drop in the 50's. great weather with the heighting occurring before 6:30. if you want someone to complain weather wise. friends and family here, they
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effect from aberdeen, south dakota to minnesota. the winter storm warnings and the watches all over the place. first prewinter storm. this will advance east. i show this to you because it is what is happening. but also the system will bring us the cold jolt on sundays. the storm center causing this is going northeast. the cold front extending from it will bring a big change in the weather saturday night. partly sunny and pleasant. 67 on sat gusty showers and the cold front. windy and cold. the partly cloudy. highs of 46. flurries in the mountain of maryland. west virginia. maybe an inch or two of snow. speaking of slow, the winter outlook tomorrow at "abc7 news at 5:00". we will give you a storm team 7 watch, look anyhow at what we expect snowfall wise for
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an outlook for the next ten days. sunshine and warm weather tomorrow. it will start to change on saturday night with a cold front. windy and cold on sunday. monday, sunny and cold. warming up, still on the cool side in the 40's. it looks quiet for long-term. travel on shower day for wednesday afternoon. right now gobble, gobble, gobble, thursday thanksgiving is partly cloudy with the temperatures in the mid-50's an the same through the end of the week. back to you. erin: sunday looks brutal. all right. the redskins get prime f playoff rematch with the packers. plus i think the harlem globe trotters just won the guinness world record day.
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erin: okay. so do you want the good news or the bad news for the redskins? let's start with the good. desean jackson practiced for the second consecutive day, which is positive. good sign for the availability sunday against the packers. but the bad, long snapper sundberg tweaked his back in the weight room so the skins may have to bring in a new long snapper for sunday. washington will host green bay in a sunday night prime time game. you probably remember packers
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last year. we asked defensive lineman if they hope to seek revenge. >> i don't care for revenge. i just care for trying to get the win. repeat the same thing we did against the vikings. hopefully don't have a nail biting game but it might be one, might not. but just know aaron rogers -- aaron rodgers is coming to the house and game. erin: they are hoping to put a loss in the rear-view mirror and their tip off is at 7:00. this is "guinness book of world records" day. neither did i. until i saw the harlem globe trotters make noise with nine basketball records. here is some of them. longest shot sitting. longest hook shot.
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you can watch all nine of them on the website. wjla.com/sports. this video might be even better. watch out for the deer. that is what a runner yelled after the deer across the cross country course at the university and hit one of the runners in the stomach. a teammate helped the guy up and he did finish the race. thankfully he is okay. bruise, though, you can imagine. finally the nationals dan murphy is up for n.l. m.v.p. we should have the final results in 15 minutes. bryce harper won it last year. jonathan: the kid that got uprooted by the deer finished the race? especially yeah. can you believe that? he went flying. doug: steve rudin has the weekend outlook. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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tonight, breaking news. will it be a team of rivals? president-elect donald trump, now set to meet with mitt romney after both traded bitter words during the campaign. is romney now being considered for secretary of state? we're at trump tower. also breaking, the deadly snowstorm, bracing for the blizzard. nine states now under a winter alert. and this system moving east. in some places, 80 degrees one day, 20 the next. the two explosions. the deadly gas blast in a town center. investigators on the scene tonight, after another explosion, this home incinerated. and tonight, authorities with a $30 fix. the confrontation on camera. the police officer trying to arrest a woman, then seen punching her in the face. tonight, police defending their officer. and america strong.

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