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police. let's go to sam sweeney. he joins us live from college park with the latest on this. sam? sam: jonathan, a major investigation underway right now on the beltway that has the two lanes shut down. it could be hours before they reopen. it's creating a traffic nightmare out here. this start around 12:30 this afternoon in montgomery county. the police say there was a burglary at a check cashing location on georgia avenue. the 911 calls in with the description of the white van and the five suspects inside. the police found the van and gave chase. it ended up on the beltway. you are seeing some of the video now. that van crashed near route 1. shutting down the beltway. one of the suspects bailed out of the car and run over by a montgomery county police officer. killed as the officer made his way to the scene. four others are in custody. multiple weapons were found inside the vehicle. now tonight montgomery county police say they believe the same suspects a
for the other robberies in the area. this is how they described the m.o. >> the trend was multiple suspects would enter establishment. masked. take control. one person had a long gun. i don't know if proceeds were taken today. >> there is no estimate right now when the beltway will fully reopen here at route 1. once again, four people in custody. a suspect is dead. reporting live at the college park, state troopers barracks, sam sweeney, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you. the police are investigating whether the men involved in today's robbery and crash are these men. this is a robbery at an exxon station in september. police say those same men robbed a food truck in wheaton two months ago. we will continue to follow the investigation and
situation on the beltway. bring you any updates when we get them. michelle: you heard it first from abc7. bombshell findings of a just released investigation into grade fixing allegation in prince george's county. substantial percentage of gran waits had grades changed at the last month. they found many of the students shouldn't have graduated. prince george's county executive rushern baker standing by the school c.e.o. kevin maxwell who blamed individual schools. spokesperson for governor larry hogan says the report shows that county is actively betraying the community trust. you can read the story on the app. it's the top trending story. the app is free. brace yourself for a bit of weather whiplash. that is what we call it here. the absolutely gorgeous weather that we have enjoyed today is going to go away in a
jonathan: that's how it happens. doesn't it seem that way? chief meteorologist bill kelly in short sleeves in georgetown with the cooldown. enjoying this weather before it falls off. bill: a great term, the whiplash. come down and slap you in the face. a touch overstated but it will be 20 degrees cooler tomorrow probably. check it out. if you look down the line you see t-shirts and the shorts. i saw a guy riding a bike earlier here two hours ago. he had no shirt on. that is how warm it was this afternoon. not the record but it was toasty. outside tonight the temperatures are still in the 70's. upper 60's to the low 70's. the hour-by-hour planner. we will keep temperatures mild for this time of year. keep in mind the normal high is in the low 60's.
we should be dry tomorrow. but then we expect rain working in the area. there is a brand new statue that went up in the last month or so and we will talk about it and show it to you in a minute. jonathan: look forward to it. trial date set for the president trump one-time campaign manager and another campaign aide. judge scheduled paul manafort and rick gates to go on trial starting may 7. they will face a list of charges including money laundering and other financial crimes and they deny any wrongdoing. michelle: tonight, president trump blasting the decision that spared bowe bergdahl jailtime. judge opted to give him dishonorable discharge, demoted him to private and ordered him to forfeit $1,000 a month for ten months. president trump called the ruling a complete and total disgrace. last month bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and other charges. jonathan: there is a manhunt going on now for a rapist who attacked a total
the woman told the police she was loading something in her car in the village at shirlington. that is when she said the guy came up and jumped her from behind. stephen tschida picks up the story from there. stephen: this corner between two crowded apartment buildings. the place where a man approached a woman loading packages into her car and grabbed her. >> horrific. it's really shocking. >> that is really scary. not comfortable to know at all. >> the suspect raped the woman. and then took off on foot. running down 31st street. >> it's troubling and disturbing that would happen in this close-knit community. scary to think about. somebody would be so bold to do something like that in an area where there are lots of people. >> the intersection is busy. just around the corner from the vibrant shirlington commercial center filled with restaurants, bars and shops. >> you are here and people are walking up and down the street. ok
>> within moments of calling for help, witnesses say that as many as 12 to 15 squad cars descended on the neighborhood. they spread out trying to track down the suspect. k9 units and a helicopter overhead. they came up with nothing. stephen tschida, abc7 news. jonathan: caught on video. stealing a car by getting behind it and pushing it down the street. this slid owe from the district. now the owner is showing us what happened to his jeep. that is coming up next. >> oh my god! michelle: so much panic there. college campus fire bomb and the piece of history targeted and the professor who tried to help ne
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wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. jonathan: this was caught on video. fire bombing of a century's old tree. that is the beginning of it. university of north korea, the guy that jumps in tries to help. it ends up blowing up. this thing is dubbed "the tree of knowledge." the professor goes to help. watch how it works out. >> the police identified the man responsible as 24-year-old former student. the bomb squad spent hours searching the car for a nearby town and they believe he h
mental health issues. michelle: new security measures are up in manhattan after tuesday's terror attack. hundreds of concrete barriers are installed along the bike path where a man used a pickup truck to run down several people killing eight of them. memorials have been placed at some of the barriers. one of the memorials put up by the group crosses for losses. that same group also placed the cross at the site of the mass shootings in las vegas and orlando. jonathan: check this out in florida. this scene sent a man in to action because he was at a home depot. the truck should not be there, obviously. the truck pulls in and it slams into the store. and that is when the driver jumps out and ran off. >> it's my duty as an american citizen not to let it happen again. i will go after this guy. i don't know whether this guy had a bomb in the car or he is going to kill somebody else. i'm not going to let you go. i am going to follow you even if you go to hell. i'm going after you. jonathan: he was a shopper and he sprinted after t
until police got there. he got help from other folks but he started it. police say the driver has mental health problems and they don't believe the crash was trying to hurt anyone. >> the secret service found nothing unusual after a man told them he dropped explosives near the white house. the officers shut down the area to search and he is facing a lot of questions from the police behind bars. >> coming up for us. watch this. >> it's not fair. jonathan: this is so cool. get the hankies ready, too. overcome by emotion thanks to a piece of technology that is letting a man see something many of us just take for granted. michelle: and bumping and grinding to steal a car? the daring theft caught on video in district and how the want some inspirational stories for a change? you gotta check out the american dream. saturdays, 1pm, newschannel8
will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees. john adams: wrong on health care, wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. my goodness. a huge fire. michelle: it was.
the explosions seen miles away from a propane store that exploded near atlanta. the store was leveled but no one was hurt. jonathan: now must see video from arkansas. two men pumping gas when the flames shoot out of the nozzle and they both react as you should. get back! the cause is a man smoking a cigarette. smoking a cigarette pumping gas is not smart thing to do. michelle: no. never do that. also on video a theft prompting a crime alert. watch here. you can see a man smash out a window on the jeep in northeast d.c. but a truck pulls up to begin pushing the jeep down the street. q mccray spoke to the jeep's owner and he said he is fighting back. tell us what happened to jeep. fill
>> this is a crazy one. a crew installed $ ,000 of the surveillance cameras and he said the jeep was parked here on the street. i covered a lot of car thefts and i have never seen this. this happened after halloween. the police looking for two suspects, one in the jeep srt and the other is in the white puckup truck. they used the white pickup to use the jeep srt down 24th street northeast here. and steal the vehicle. this happened at around 5:30 in the morning wednesday. that is when the victim told me he dialed 911. he used the jeep g.p.s. to find it two miles away. take a look at this cell phone
he found the jeep trashed deanwood metro station near minnesota and meade. it was a mess. the side window was smashed and the center console ripped out and missing. the d.c. police are still searching for suspects. if you have any information whatsoever give the police department a call. that the latest tonight from northeast washington, i'm q mccray, abc7 news. jonathan: stinks. thanks. substitute teacher in fairfax county arrested accused of being drunk on the job. if students found konbeh koroma passed out at a desk. the students were unable to wake him up and they called in the school resource officer. koroma is now subbing for an arts teacher. michelle: $1 million. that is price tag to change the name of fairfax county jeb stewart high school named for
high. they started a crowd sourcing website to raise the funds. there is no deadline to raise money but they will do all they can to make changes as soon as possible. jonathan: check this out. jonathan: beautiful colors. you see the oranges. this is a sight that people who are red-green color blind haven't been able to appreciate the colors at all. that is until the view finders were involved and check out results of the life changes moment. >> it's not fair. >> i'm glad to have seen it. i just wish i had seen it all my life. jonathan: can you imagine? we see the colors all the time and we are always impress and we talk about the fall foilage. this guy has never seen the colors. the tennessee department of tourism installed view finders at overlook in and around gatlinburg.
they get emotional. now they see color for the first time. michelle: it's something we take for granted. right now it's beautiful out there. jonathan: good stuff. let's talk about the weather. make a change here. michelle: yeah. speaking of the changes, real changes on the way. bill kelly standing by for us. it looks like you have made friends down there. jonathan: he always makes friends. bill: made some friends. we were out on the potomac. you saw rowers. pete was driving the boat. i said bring the team here. you said what? >> no. they didn't row hard enough. bill: that is what he said. he is on the novice team. any tips? >> be confident. be clear. >> he has it go it. have you seen this? this is new. check this out. beautiful. it stand 40 feet tall. three points there. a lot of color to it. it's gorgeous. called scarlet.
the artist arnie quinns we are told. that just went up as far as i know fairly recently. so let's talk about what is going on. high today reached 78. the normal high is 60's. record is 83. we were close to that. the record of 83 was last year. we are in the mid-70's. it's 74 now. the temperatures will drop. clouds will hold the temperatures at bay. so by the time you head out to 9:00, you have the high school football games. a comfortable evening. 60's on the map. the temperatures will be dropping d
the 50's around the region. we could see 40's there at that time. the morning should be dry. we should see sunshine there with a few clouds. clouds on the increase throughout the day. watch this at 4:00. the rain will work in from the south and the southwest. move to the north. so the farther south you are, the earlier you will get that. if you have outdoor plans. we are just here in front of sequoia. beautiful evening. by the time tomorrow night we'll have rain. tomorrow we are back in the 50's. we go from t-shirts to light jackets. sunday is a nice day in the afternoon. monday we watch the possibility of thunderstorms for the early part of november.
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hello. i'm scott abraham. our abc7 high school football game of the week features undefeated broad run and undefeated stonebridge. this place is nuts already. look at this. you have the dog pound, the student section are packed. you have the broad run student section. they are packed and ready to go. both are 9-0 getting ready and getting loose with a lot of implications. they know what is at stake. the head coach mickey thompson is ready for a battle with the crosstown rival. >> this is the one game that everybody, whether you are a football fan or not you will come to. so, everybody is talking about it. it's one of the games that you just set up because we are so close. it's a great game. >> you have been around the boys the whole week.
>> believe it or not, we love this game and we want to win this game. it's a big game. we are trying to keep the focus on the state game that eluded us so this is another step in that direction. scott: this will be a great football game. you see spartans getting ready to go. crosstown rivalry separated by three miles. my friends, buckle up. it will be loud and exciting here in stonebridge high school in ashburn, virginia. we have highlights at 11:00. back to you. jonathan: thank you. breaking news we have been following about the beltway where they have had lane closures given police activity up there. we can tell you all lanes reopened. it's happening at of:30. a little past rush hour. michelle: all right. yeah, beltway is back open. good news there. we thank you for joining us tonight. jonathan: one last word from bill out there enjoying himself. it will be a nice night? bill: cool
than i could ever give them. and i wanna make sure that every family in virginia can afford good healthcare when they need it. will have power over your health care. adams supports letting insurance companies deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. seniors would be charged more for health care; premiums would go up. and adams supports giving employers the power to block birth control access for female employees.
wrong on birth control, wrong for virginia. disclaimer: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. tonight several developing stories as we come on the air. bombshell decision. army sergeant bowe bergdahl learning his fate from a military judge. most in a case held by the tag ban. president trump trump blasting the judge's ruling. under fire. attorney general jeff sessions facing new questions about the trump campaign. president trump angry the a.g. wants to go after clinton. was the primary rigged. the new york city marathon after the deadly truck attack and the phone call the suspe