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>> thigh are so happy. they will have a great re so happy.ve a great they will have a great christmas. we can't allow it to happen with the country. so many jobs are leaving and going to other countries. >> they did agree to save 800 jobs after they provided inaccepttive to keep the country there. they will be kicking off ohio, in an hour from now. bernie sanders is joining those criticizing the carrier deal. he said the move signals they can threat on the move the jobs offshore. house speaker paul ryan said the answer to that is changing the u.s. tax codes. >> it has a potential to be a traffic mess.
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casino and the 24-four hotel will open the doors. prince george's county leaders warn the drivers to prepare right now for the expected traffic jams. >> we are joined now with what the drivers should know. brad? >> one of the fears is the huge complex is so close to up here at the garage, it could effect the surrounding area. >> it towers over the beltway, the national harbor and the potomac and and is expected to be a land mark destination. >> they want you to know for a while getting 20,000 people a day in and out, will mean
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opening night could be a mess. >> we have traffic and a lot of it. brases the developers say the road can handle the volume but the key is to keep the traffic moving. if people are unfamiliar with the area they tend to stop. >> confusion is usually the number one problem on a new facility. >> kent runs national harbor. his advice is don't come before the 5,000 space garage opens at 10:30 p.m. the p.m., at night. not in the morning. >> the best advice is make sure that they are arriving at right times for the opening. >> you are advised to use taxi or ride service and consider the bus service from the southern avenue metro stations. if you drive, follow directions of the dozens of the police that will be assigned traffic duty.
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>> that is the mantra here. there are no stoplights or stop signs or left turns across traffic. on monday we expect a sneak peek inside the casino. maureen: adding to the traffic concerts is the six concerts the first is boys to men on december is a. each starts well after the evening rush. jonathan: metro riders could soon see the hours of the rail service reduced if a few proposal is approved. they are recommending it end 7:30 at night monds through thur. 1:00 in the morning on friday and saturday and 11:00 p.m. on sunday. under the proposal the cuts would remain in place for two
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>> you don't have enough time to do the preventative maintenance so you don't fall back to safetrack environment. jonathan: the full board will vote on this december 15. maureen: the first family fl national christmas tree for the last time there. three, two, one. maureen: president obama, first lady michelle obama and the youngest daughter were on hand for the lighting. that included star-studded cast of celebrities and the singers. the crowd included meteorologist steve rudin. were you there? did you see it? steve: i did see.
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it's cold out now. a beautiful christmas tree. the colors are red, white, blue. patriotic. we just got done watching james taylor and garth brooks has been on. kelly clarkson has been on. a whole, whole, whole wide range of the fantastic entertainers. it's a really fun night out here. talk about the weather. it's going to cool down and cool down more as you head through the overnight. the glasses and the sunglasses. we will have temperatures chilly for the weekend but not so bad. meteorologist brian van de graaff will be in shortly to take a look at the full forecast. in more detail. talking about the weekend and
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often mean traffic problems. richard reeve in mobiletrak7 with what he is seeing. how bad or how good is it? richard: look at constitution avenue. we are going nowhere fast. they are diverting traffic to 18th street. you can see eastbound we are not eastbound is going nowhere fast. the best idea is avoid this area. from mobiletrak7, richard reeve, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you. you can get warning about the traffic problems near you while you are out on the road. go to wjla.com/text. if there is a traffic jam you will know about it right away.
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what it has to do with the pittsburgh steelers. jonathan: plus video of a man that police say attacked a postal worker as they add new incentive to find those responsible. maureen: surveillance showing what happened before he smashed a bottle over a liquor store clerk's head. jonathan: "7 on your side" in the holidays to avoid the holiday pounds. we have a team of nutritionists standing by. who can offer up all kind of alternatives o and other healthy eating tips. give them a call. 703-236-9220.
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jonathan: new video to share with you of a tuesday afternoon robbery that turned violent. loudoun county police say three men went in a liquor store in sterling and they ran out with a case of booze. the clerk tried to stop them, clerk's head. now the clerk was not seriously hurt. police believe the men escaped in a car with the license plate that includes 2907. you can see the pictures are clear. so if you know who they are, the police would like to hear from you. maureen: we have new video tonight of one of two men accused of attacking a postal worker saturday in northeast washington. abc7 broke the story on sunday. when the letter carrier described what happened to
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toed me to lay down on the ground. then i started to get kicked in the head. pistol whipped. jonathan: police are offering $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest. that is in addition to the $50,000 reward offered by the postal inspection service. jonathan: a police officer accused of assault and misconduct and hitting a man with his cruiser. grand jury indicted juan hernandez today. they suspended him. the man he hit was running a it the time. not seriously injured. maureen: "7 on your side" consumer alert tonight after two bank card skimmers found on gas pumps in prince william
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dumfries. there are ways to fight back against the skimmers. first, be cautious of the pumps farthest from the store. they are more likely to be targeted. the skimmer often have tape or can be pulled off easily. theback may have tools you can use. jonathan: still ahead at 6:00, the memorable first week on the job for a new police k9 officer and how the pittsburgh steelers' quarterback plays a big role in this. we'll explain. maureen: another live look at the national christmas tree lighting ceremony. how the weather will be as we start december. still ahead. erin: i'm erin hawksworth with sports. baseball's hot stove league heats up. what the nats have cooking with the pirates.
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jonathan: a rookie is praised for catching a guy but it's no ordinary rookie. ryan: nope. nope. he has been on the job less than two weeks but already earning quite a name for himself at the stafford county sheriff office. >> he was able to pick up the suspect's track. >> eight days out of k9 school and the rookie hemped sniff out a suspect. a masked man tried walking in mr. b.'s grill at was locked. surveillance video shows the man outside. >> the clerk heads to the door. motions for him to take the mask off. >> i seen the mask so i call the police and take it from there. ryan: 21-year-old maceson talks on foot but they are hot on the trail. steel helped track down the suspect. he was found in the grass
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a .9-millimeter handgun stashed under a blank in a baby stroller. we are told the serial number was defaced and reported stolen out of spotsylvania. mason is facing a slew of charges and steel is settling in the role of fighting crime. >> he did it on a regular space in school. nothing new. >> they got a grant from the ben roethlisberger foundation and steel g from the quarterback's team, the pittsburgh steelers. >> a busy week for him. maureen: we learned that the safeway supervisor market has reopened. inspectors found low doesn't droppings in the deli area of the store. safeway brought in exterminators and a cleaning crew. the d.c. bureau chief sam ford
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jonathan: "7 on your side" to help you make good nutritional decisions this busy month. w have a team of the nutritionists to answer any and all the questions that due with what you are eating and exercise you might want to do. it's anonymous. you don't have to tell them who you are. call 703-236-9220. they will be there until 6:30 taking the maureen: tough to talk about it before you eat. talk about it after you eat. >> what ice cream is the best one for me? jonathan: how many scoops goes with the pecan pie? brian: the breezes will calm down tonight but they will pick back up tomorrow. the temperatures are back to where they should be. take a look outside to show you what is happening across
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there is a nip in the air. steve rudin is at the tree lighting and he says it's chilly at 50. you can feel the coolness. through the evening the winds will calm a little bit. saw it 18 downtown. 13 in leesburg. 6 in culpeper. 9 in winchester. 12 in hagerstown. 9 over in southern overall tonight is 30 to 38. i may stay milder by the by a, 40 degrees. most are in the 30's. you see from leesburg at 35. to hagerstown 35. the city is 39. still chilly downtown. 36 at andrews. this morning the cooler air hadn't moved in here. the rain was here last night and this morning was 363
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so tonight will feel different than yesterday. looking beyond the next couple days we'll notice that breezes will be with us at times. see plenty of sunshine but the temperatures are closer to normal. normal is 51 for this time of the year. tomorrow is a high of 52 degrees. in the weekend we will keep a good deal of sunshine. remember, abc7 and newschannel8 helping to gather toys for tots at the national harbor. some of your favorite personality from the news will be there from 11:00 to 3:00. looking for the unwrapped gi 11:00 and 3:00 it's a good time. have an extra layer. it's a lot of sunshine but temperatures in the 40's. overall both days are good. if you want to tackle the outdoor decorations. i'm still working on that. both days feature the cool numbers but still dry enough to be there to get work done. work up a sweat. take a look at the new seven to ten-day outlook. breezy and dry through the weekend. monday extra clouds.
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pushing it through the ten-day outlook, tuesday, wednesday, unsettled. even thursday. pay attention to behind it. cooler. low 40's friday, saturday. sunday. lows at night in the 20's. it will feel a lot more like wintertime. jonathan: yikes! thanks. talk about the sports now. good games going on tonight. erin: yeah. the redskins were in a great mood. keeping the mood light at the redskins park. a player put up a do you like josh norman? and could the nats add a former m.v.p. to the roster. what they have cooking when we
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erin: the of according to espn outfielder mccutchen could be traded tonight. the pirates and if nats have ramped up discussions to get a deal done before tomorrow's non-tender deadline. the 2013 n.l. m.v.p. coming off a down year. but the center fielder averaged 25 homers, 90 r.b.i. and almost 20 steals a season for the past four years. apparently the dez bryant and the josh norman battle on the
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the redskins were back at practice today preparing for the cardin in area on sunday -- cardinals in arizona on sunday. dez has already admitted he regrets the post game clash with norman while josh is eager to get back on the field and put the drawma behind him. either way the players in the locker room were having fun with it today. >> there is no gray area. you like me or you don't. no in-between. >> i put up a do you like josh norman? if you don't i need to know why. >> a poll question. >> i want the see how it works out now. tough news for the patriots. rob gronkowski needs surgery. he will undergo surgery tomorrow for herniated disk in
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miss two months. since the super bowl is two months months in february his season is likely over. for first time in 15 months tiger woods stepped on the golf course to compete against the world's best at the hero world challenge. tiger had pretty good start to the day. but stumbled down the stretch when he doubled bolegied two of the last three -- double bogeyed two of the last three holes. he is one over after the first round. not too bad. after a four-day break, the capitals host islanders tonight. do you like josh? yes, no? jonathan: got to love josh. maureen: i have a vote in for tiger woods. erin: okay! jonathan: she loves tiger. great to see him back. brian: weather wise tonight bundle up. chilly tonight and tomorrow. system. where we should be in the low 50's. the weekend looks chilly but dry. jonathan: all right. thanks. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is coming up next. jonathan: want to thank you for watching.
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tonight, breaking news, reaction pouring in at this hour to donald trump's victory tour. his stop at carrier, announcing he saved hundreds of jobs from going to mexico. just down the road, another factory set to close. critics pouncing. will president-elect make the same deal for e also breaking the school in lockdown, the parents who discovered guns missing at home. they rushed to the school. the hostage drama. the bank robbery suspect holding dozens at gun point. inside their efforts and the armed standoff. the view from the disaster zone. the death toll now raising. this evening, the announcement from dolly parton.

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