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6:00, a tragedy on the tracks. >> elisabeth and 19-year-old, the two were on the train derailed. hallse of the derailment our homes. -- caused this accident, we that when the train derailed, spilling all the coal, those two young women didn't chance to get away. >> they were sitting on the tracks overlooking downtown as the train carrying coal passed through. they opposed to these pictures moments before they died. >> thinking they were going to have some fun, they did not know the end. would be
>> there were 19, she attended university.n at the high-school principal were talented young women. >> they have the class is together. not a huge community and kids know each other. they were friends then, and now. >> trains pass over the tracks neverday, but there has been a tragedy like this. witnesses say that they heard a frightening screeching sound at .idnight they ran out to see the scene, train cars on their sides and coal everywhere. >> looking at the signals and communications, will be looking operations, there is a mechanical person i brought with to look at the equipment itself. >> of the challenges to clean up mess and at the same time out what went
wrong. theack here, you can see on through theg investigators and the g that it will go days.l it is an automatic emergency brake. the report live in ellet the city. tabs throughout the evening. on all evening long wjla.com. >> a crash that killed in prince officer,county police kenneth mitchell believed to be passenger in the car. the crash killed officer adrian morris and injured another officer. today, the district station is still in mourning. >> he was a little man on a big bepus and he was going to man on campus one day.
he is the big man on campus now. >> police are still looking for man at local gas station. they think he was driving home from officers. dawson the missouri congressman namenot be removing his ballot after his controversial comments this week about abortion. they dismissed the pleased to abandon his senate campaign today. he says they overreacted to his comments that the woman's body prevent pregnancy in cases put it "legitimate r ape." e gop can take his name off through a court order. andlumni and a great game outcome for nationals fans. the women went to hop on the train, it turned out the train was not there. new controversy over the hours of operation.
>> details. as the national said the field t the bravesns their playoffke is likely that last night's nightmare could happen again. >> fans started streaming out early forro station tonight's game. if the game goes past midnight be angain, this will not get tom.r people to open,ve got to keep it of the? what of that going to do? call cabs? dodge that is what fans had to do early this morning. the game went into extra innings time it was over, down leavingt thousands of stranded. dodge there weren't enough cabs and buses. people were walking. was kind of sad.
>> metro has agreements to keep its stations and open-heart should games go on. have to deal with the nationals. >> it costs quite a bit of money system open. without an agreement in place, a otheras it does every night of the week. >> teams pay $29,000 an hour to the system running. until there is such a deal, fans desperateo make a choice. support the team to the and/or get home on time. >> we were ready for if the game goes way, we will have a nod closes. station >> i should mention that the s twice made announcements after 11:00 the metro washat closing. perhaps fans ignore the didn't hear it entirely. we'll see how things play out tonight.
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[ romney ] i'm mitt romney dand i approve this message. >> a bold plan to prevent in district neighborhoods. >> reducing drainage problems the one in part a member of this month. some residents think that the be too expensive. >> home has been a problem since been here for 20 years. >> it has been talking about flooding. up and down the streets of the detroit park neighborhood is a recurring story. these pictures are from 2001. got it came over the curves and
doubt and the basement. >> of the mayor came to the neighborhood and named a task with short-term floods likel with these last month. >> i think it was a sense of urgency that probably should of been manifest it years before now. got a $2.6 billion project that is 100 feet under the sea and to extend 13 miles from the plant to the stadium the bloomingdale lieberman. meantime, d.c. water is willing homeowners $3,000 install backflow sewage from to keep backing up. >> when the storm passes, it opens back up. >> worry when there is a big in somed don't park hads because they have r cars flooded before. after she had her home flooded
times, she is a nervous wreck. >> if you hear ran on the have to run to the basement and it hasn't been fun. see any ofy we won't that. >> right over the district, a been getting a little bit of rain. looking outside, as we overlook e city, things begin to quiet down. live at the mall, she was under the downpour now moving toward national park. e out of herev next 15 to 20 minutes. improving conditions are on the way. 86 degrees the high. the record for the day 100 degrees in 1874. a longstanding record high, not close to it. went out of the east and an hourt at 12 miles
were the rain fell. 73 degrees at george washington university. almost 0.2 inches of rain. the rain gauge is going to pick 0.1 inches and degrees in alexandria with coolertures a little bit the north and west. fredericksburg satellite shower hour, it pretty much fizzled out. the heat and humidity is out to the west of us. we will see the bond and towardtures as we move the week and into the upcoming weekend. a few scattered showers popup byt they will be gone sunset. this is what it looks like right now over the district. over the prince george's county heavy rain as we move through the next 15 to 20 minutes. compacta very small and
severe butcoming producing some very heavy downpours. this is what is going on, her witht storm named isaac at 40 miles an hour with an trackedsouthwesterly next 48 hours. as we move toward the end of the could affect parts of cuba and south florida worth watching. you updated. we will throw in a few showers afternoonthrough the hours. tomorrow's high temperatures will be in the '80s. the high will be back to near 90 saturday and sunday. >> of the toyota sports doesn't localt to you by your dealers, moving you forward.
>> it will not be a problem tonight. least dry? at >> this lot will no doubt come , they are back at it. no doubt a little fatigued after night's marathon 13-inning win. there will be out of the light with strasbourg's mound opposite paul malone. he won't be there for long this season. he has an incredible 2.91 era and 14 and 5 record. they struggled this season and come against atlanta. no better person to talk to about the club's consistent success. >> we have been doing the same thing all year. they both come at home, so we and thereo walk off
no quit. we will go as long as it takes. >> you want to win and get a series win. thisow important is is a team that we want to beat to focus to give ourselves an opportunity to win. win, they areyou getting that much closer. >> every time we win, we think will gain ground. while they're playing us. a huge opportunity for us. is back and will announce
m football ast fro the reds get on thursday. the second all-time leading rusher. mike shanahan told us that his have been on the rest of wide receiver competition. >> it was very average last year. he has gotten better. i think it has helped him. they see how they handle himself in these situations. the play he made last week was still pretty impressive. >> michael beck took a hit last night and forced to leave the plays.ter just six he went in for x-rays and those back negative. the head coach said he will be the regular season if misses the next two preseason
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why? to pay for obamacare. so now the money you paid for your guaranteed healthcare is going to a massive new government program that's not for you. the romney-ryan plan protects medicare benefits for today's seniors and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> showers around the area at -- quickly moving out. i will show you where they are. dupont, you are dry right now, moving into northeastern eventually into prince off towards the northeast. tomorrow the mid '80s with a lot of showers and thunderstorms. he nats will have clear skies to hit home runs and two. [ male announcer ] since 1996 welfare recipients were required to work.
on july 12th president obama quietly ended the work requirement... gutting welfare reform. one of the most respected newspapers in america called it, "nuts!" saying, "if you want to get more people to work, "you don't loosen the requirements -- you tighten them." mitt romney's plan for a stronger middle class will put work back iwelfare. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.