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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] noon., abc 7 news at on your side. adrianna: we begin with breaking news in alexandria. firefighters are battling a fire in an apartment building in the 3300-block of valley drive. three people have been sent to the hospital. no word on what started the fire. also breaking from prince george's county, police are trying to track down a killer. officers were called to lanham this morning for a welfare check. when they arrived, they found a man with gunshot wounds
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he died at the scene. no word on the suspect. in developments right now from northeast d.c., one person is now in custody for the double shooting in broad daylight yesterday. the search continues for more suspects. this, as the 17-year-old victim is in grave condition. suzanne kennedy has details from the d.c. police chief. suzanne: police are back out on the scene where the shooting took place yesterday afternoon, where a 17-year-old was shot in her car just a day before her sister was to be married. less than 24 hours later, an arrest has been made. 21-year-old philip carlos mcdaniel of washington dc. it was about 3:45 when police say there were gunshots on saratoga avenue northeast. the teenage victim was shot in the head. she was just 10 days away from leaving for college. was alsoperson, a man, hit. this latest incident comes at a time when violent crime is down in the district. >>
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happens, people don't want to hear those things, they want us to make sure we don't ever have these things happen in the city and that is something i agree with. suzanne: the girl is still in the hospital struggling for her life. her family is by her side. two more suspects are still being sought. mpd has no further details about either of these men. suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. adrianna: activists with black lives d.c. of the press conference this morning to call on mpd and the district to make changes due to recent violence and shootings involving police. this comes two days after it was announced that officer brian trainor will not be charged in the shooting death of tarrant sterling, who was unarmed. d.c. police are reviewing that case. mayor muriel bowser and the police chief are calling for trainer -- trainor's resignation. >> i hope they consider the
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the family. they can also consider that this is not a good chapter in our city's history. this is something everybody is watching. adrianna: police have 30 days to review the case. is on administrative leave until the review is complete. one person is dead after a fiery crash. authorities tell us that a tractor-trailer crash, then caught fire near the middletown rest area. flames also spread to the surrounding woods. one person was found dead inside the truck. police are trying to figure out what caused the big rig to leave the road. right now, seat pleasant police chief devon martin is still recovering in the hospital after crashing his motorcycle. police say good samaritans helped him at the scene. he is being treated for nonlife threat
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cause of the crash is under investigation. police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors. a few storms possible tonight. meteorologist molly cochran is here with a look at your forecast. molly: good afternoon. we are starting out mostly cloudy and that is how we are expecting to stay for the remainder of the day in frederick, maryland. , but i'm dew60's points are starting to climb. today through tomorrow, it is going to feel a little bit more uncomfortable. our current dew point is at 69 degrees. by sunday and monday, cooler air filtering in. for tonight, you need to have the reindeer ready. we will have the chance for some showers and some thunderstorms. temperatures staying in the mid-70's. if you are heading out for a night on the town, it could be wet at times. stay tuned for a look at your extended forecast coming up. back to you. adrianna: developing right now, president donald trump
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new warning this morning to north korea as tensions rise around the world. his national security team now warning that war with north korea would be catastrophic. the latest from northwest. >> a fresh warning for north korea friday via president trump's twitter feed. thursday's following fiery rhetoric. president trump: let's see what he does with guam. if he does something in guam him it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before, what will happen in north korea. >> the president doubling down after north korea called his comments about fire and fury nonsense, going on to announce plans to launch four missiles into the waters near guam as early as next week. >> the tragedy of war is well enough known. >>
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mattis trying to pump the brakes , stressing the need to avoid war. >> you can see the american effort is diplomatically leg, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results. >> in pyongyang, north koreans putting on a brave face, insisting they are not afraid. and people in the u.s. territory of guam heading into the weekend with mixed emotions. >> think one of the safest places to be as wherever they are aiming. >> it is pretty crazy. >> as the timeline for the threat nears, calls for calm. >> we have a little bit of time because they tend to do what they say they are going to do. a little bit of time for diplomacy to prevent what could be a very serious, aggressive act by north korea. sayinggovernor of guam there is no change in the threat level, but also urging residentss to prepare in case of an attack and telling them to have fun because it is the weekend. abc news, washingt
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adrianna: in china, 36 people are dead after a bus slammed into an expressway tunnel. 13 others were injured in the crash. the front of the red bus was mangled after it plowed into the wall of that tunnel. authorities are investigating the cause of that crash. some shocking must-see video out of texas of the moment a car plunges seven stories off the side of a parking garage. this is the first time we have seen the moment of impact from that incident in july and just how close that car came to landing on top of another suv. everyone involved in this was somehow ok. coming up on the news at noon, a scare in the air. twice. two flights diverted just hours apart and they are from the same airline. what caused both planes to land early. hisrmer fbi agent and daughter found guilty of murdering her husband. abc news has an exclusive interview with them
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what they have to say straight ahead. here is a look at traffic. good afternoon. it is friday. we do have some extra delays on 95 in virginia. not too bad of a ride. here is a look at southbound traffic past route 123. extra volume out of woodbridge. the northbound ride is going to be very heavy and a few spots through dale city. heading down toward dumfries, you could see a little bit of extra volume as traffic is going to be heavy. , it toward stafford county is always going to be a bit of a tough ride. this is out of camera range, but past route 100, it looks like a major crash northbound. like traffic is inching
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that is all from the traffic center for now. we will be bac
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and the pilot and two crew members taken to the hospital. >> a smoky type smell. >> one passenger telling a local anspaper he smelled overpowering smell. hours earlier, another diversion for another jetblue flight. >> we evaluated the three flight attendants complaining of symptoms. >> three flight attendants complaining of headaches forced this plan to return to fort lauderdale headed to barbados. these incidents are not all that rare. three american airlines workers were taken to the hospital. they reported a possible odor in the cabin. the source of those fumes could thehat is called bleed air, area used to pressurize the cabin, which is directed from the engines of almost all planes.
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is an additive containing a toxin in the oil, so an oil leak could mean fumes in the cabin. abc news, new york. adrianna: we are still about two weeks away from the start of school in loudoun county. their new teachers got a very warm welcome to the school year. sam sweeney explains from the red carpet. [cheering] sam: it feels more like a high school football cap rally, but this is something much more unique. the unofficial first school bell for loudoun county's 800 new school teachers. >> i was crying. now i feel good. >> this is not like anything i've ever seen before. sam: facing nearly unprecedented growth, loudoun county public schools will welcome 3000 new students this year. there were just 37,000 students. next week, 82,000 students will walk through the doors of one of their schools. >>
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year, we will open one school this year, we've got two new school buildings opening next year. it is important that we continue to hire high-quality teachers. sam: during today's red carpet welcome, he thanked each of the new teachers personally. >> in our society, we give rock stars, we give star athlete, we give movie stars the red carpet treatment. because of the important role of teachers in our society, they deserve the red carpet treatment, as well. >> it is a must like a homecoming for me. this is the greatest party i've ever seen. i was not expecting this this early in the morning. sam: this is just the first of many celebrations across our area for back to school. let us know and we will bring out the abc 7 school hummer. i'm sam sweeney. abc 7 news. adrianna: happening right now, organizers are getting the final
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it opens up in less than three hours. you will find rides, food, entertainment, animals, and a whole lot more. that fair runs through august 19. and, for the most part of the day, it should be all right, but if you are going to the fair tonight? molly: it looks like just in time for this friday night plans , about 8:00, that is when some showers and thunderstorms will be quite possible. we are just killing with cloud cover and higher dew points. -- dealing with cloud cover and higher dew points. here's a look at satellite and radar. some ofding off area this not quite reaching the ground. it is not until later tonight when we have our chance for heavier rainfall in the d.c. metro. reagan national sitting at 76 degrees.
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points, back into the upper-60's we go. we were in the low-50's the past couple of days. if you are heading out to lunch, leave the umbrella in the office. temperatures topping out at 82-83 degrees for a daytime high. still a little bit below average. we are heating up this weekend. by 5:00, already starting to see showers and thunderstorms outside the baltimore area and off to the west. watch as we play this through 9:00, really starting to fill in gaithersburg back through the metro, along 66. take the umbrella, maybe the rain jacket. a few claps of thunder not out of the question as we head into the later half of this evening and overnight tonight. as we go through the early half of saturday, we could be catching a little bit of a break in the action. by the afternoon, a few pop-up thunderstorms again possible. a few of those storms rolling in
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that is where we should be. we should see the best day of the weekend coming up. we are drier and feeling a little less humid. comfortable by the end of the weekend. here is a look at your weekend. d.c. united play saturday at 7:00. we should be clearing out by late saturday night. into the early half of the week, the models have been very different, one saying there will be rain, another one saying there won't be rain. a 30% chance of showers or storms monday. i think the better chance will be coming in on tuesday. notice the daytime highs back in the low-80's to kickoff the work week. back to you. adrianna: stay with us. more news at noon coming up after the break.
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the odds of winning are less than one in 250 million. that is not it. the powerball jackpot for to $356 night is now up million. all right, a former fbi agent and his daughter were just convicted in her husband's death, which came as a shock to many. in an exclusive interview with abc news, molly corbett and her father, thomas martens, detailed the night of that killing. lindsay janice is here with more of what they are saying. this is a very interesting case, one that started with self-defense claims and unravel from there. >> that's right. a lot a fascinating and of emotion in that courtroom. a 3.5-week trial that ended with molly and thomas martens being convicted of second-degree murder, being sentenced to 20-25 years in prison. you will hear exclusively from thomas martens and his daughter
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months before they went to trial. they give us their version of events that happened that night. thomas martens was visiting his daughter at her home in north carolina. he says he heard a disturbance in the middle of the night. he went upstairs, bringing with him a baseball bat, a little league baseball bat he had brought for his grandson. when he walked into the room, he said he saw his son-in-law choking his daughter and he was forced to intervene. the prosecution argued there was no self-defense, that molly and ,er father killed jason corbett an irishman, with excessive force and with malice. clearly, the jury agreed with them. adrianna: what are the victim's family saying about this? >> as far as the irish family is concerned, the family of jason corbett, this is complete vindication. after jason corbett was killed, tracy lynch, his sister, came over from ireland and got his children from his first
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. she has now their legal guardian. she is raising them in ireland. they consider this complete vindication. they said this was a loving man. they deny any suggestion otherwise. you will here tonight in our interview with molly, she alleges that she was abused by jason for years. that is something the jury did not get to hear about, partly because molly did not take the stand. adrianna: thank you so much. that is airing tonight right here on abc 7. we are counting down to the solar eclipse. stay with abc 7 for complete coverage. we will be live on our sister station, news channel 8, and on wjla.com. first, here is a look at what is coming up later on. >> we have a health alert at 4:00. it is just in time for students returning to campus. this is being told by a student who contract
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disease spread in college dorms. her campaign for mandatory
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we give it a shot this morning and none of us are singers. molly: yes, i was just saying, i sing in the shower, but that is about all. adrianna: same. a good rest of the afternoon on tap? molly: yes, we will stay mostly cloudy and we have a chance for nightor your friday plans. showers and thunderstorms mainly after the evening commute through about 10:00 or 11:00 tonight. just a heads up. we have high humidity returning into our weekend. by sunday, definitely looking pretty nice for the afternoon hours. that the clicker best day to get out and enjoy the early half of the week. a few showers still lingering. we are back in the low-80's. another cool down coming up early week. adrianna: looks good. thanks for joining us. have a great weekend. we will see you back here on monday.
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