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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] jummy: right now we are awaiting a press conference on the d.c. mansion murder mystery. we know police have identified this man, the suspect 34-year-old daron dylon wint. he is wanted in the murders of three members of the savopoulos and their housekeeper. brianne carter is at police
headquarters awaiting the press conference to begin. what can you tell us? >> it will be a matter of minutes before we get a press conference underway with the police chief as well as mayor muriel bowser. we expect to get an up dated investigation -- update on the investigation. right now at this hour, there are media reports that wint may have led to the new york area but those reports are unconfirmed. we have also learned a pizza crust found in the savopoulos home led investigators to the suspect. we are learning more from him about his relatives. they described him as arrogant and argumentative. his aunt said that she had no idea what was going on with him until police showed up at her home. we have video of police going
through a home last night in connection with the case taking on bags of evidence. the last time this resolution saw him was -- resident saw him was on sunday. >> he called on monday to see if there was anything, because he had just renewed his card. he asked if anything had come for him and i said no. >> we expect to learn more as this press conference gets underway. the police chief and mayor are expected to be here. we will have that here right on abc seven news. autria: in the meantime, our team coverage contingent from the neighborhood in northwest washington, where residents remain on edge. jeanette reyes is with us. >> talking to concerned
residents, they have been following these developments pretty closely. horrifying details in this case developing by the hour. the scene here remains mostly the same. you can see the tape is still up, a constant police presence here. in the last hour, cnn reporting that daron dylon wint may be in new york city. u.s. marshals are closely tracking this. we are still working to confirm that. there have also been conflicting reports about that. many neighbors here choosing not to talk about it. one family even going out of town earlier than planned just to get away from all of this. take a listen to what they have to say. >> i hope they catch him. >> anything else? >> no. >> anything that may bring some
explanation to the case. >> how have you been feeling? >> awful and sad. >> a lot of residents said they are anxiously awaiting this press conference that will be getting underway. of course, we will keep you posted. autria: thank you. we will continue to follow the latest on this developing story and bring you the press conference as soon as it starts. we will carry it live. you can also get up-to-the-minute updates on wjla.com. moving to a developing story and hagerstown man is in custody, charged in the murder of his stepdaughter. ernie chase was arrested in the death of his stepdaughter. police became suspicious and got
a search warrant and that is when they found the body side the home. chase is now in police custody. the man accused of killing three alexandria residents over 10 years is in court today. charles severance said he disagreed with his attorneys request for separate murder trials. severance, who has a history of out first said separate trials would require him to win multiple acquittals. he also said he does not trust his attorneys. the florida pilot who landed a jar of copter on the u.s. capitol lawn in april is due back in court today. doug hughes faces nine and half years in prison. he is in d.c. for a preliminary hearing this afternoon. he is charged with restricting -- violating restricted airspace . he says he wants to bring attention to big money in politics.
taking a look outside, it is tough. cloudy, cool, and a little dreary. meteorologist doug hill is here with the forecast. doug: it will stay this way of who tonight and then we are in good shape. periods of rain coinciding with the busiest travel time of the season. the trends we are seeing here on doppler are encouraging as the heaviest rain is over the eastern shore. a few more pockets of rain tapered off between 3:00 and 5:00 this afternoon. that should work out just fine. 49 in alexandria. 52 in woodbridge. close to an inch of rain in many locations. showers is the story, ending
this afternoon, clearing tonight. we have the weekend forecast, the beach forecast, all sorts of things in a few minutes. autria: thank you. we will check back in in a few. an update on the ongoing controversy involving virginia company lumber liquidators. the company's ceo robert lynch has quit over an investigation about their products imported from china. the justice department is seeking criminal charges against lumber liquidators saying it sold floor knowing that it contained dangerous amounts of formaldehyde. the company is facing more than 100 class action lawsuits. officials say that amtrak engineer worked english the day before that derailment. brandon boston'stian's break was cut
short the day before. they are still investigating a cause. in the meantime, senators are pushing for more money for the nation's rail system. the senate appropriations committee will hold a hearing today on the amtrak funding request. some say that if it were properly funded, this accident could have been avoided. new, legal problems today for former nfl star aaron hernandez. he is scheduled to appear in a courtroom this afternoon for a case from 2013. he faces a charge of trying to silence a witness in a double murder case by shooting the man in the face. right now he is serving life without parole or the 2013 murder of odin lloyd. a new jersey judge has dismissed
domestic violence charges against former ravens running back ray rice after he completed a pretrial intervention program. the charges stemmed from a physical fight that he had with his then fiance in atlantic city in 2014. rice was suspended by the nfl but won an appeal. coming up at noon, the race to contain an oil spill off the coast of cal you. the growing problems and the governor's reaction. what is taking so long to find out the details of that massive toccata airbag recall -- takata airbag recall. and the star-studded goodbye to leave it -- to david letterman.
autria: a state of emergency has been declared in southern california and the massive cleanup is underway after that oil spill along the pacific coast. it started spanning four miles but has since spread to about nine miles. the spill was caused by a ruptured pipeline which coast guard says was running at full capacity when it broke on tuesday. to the latest on that massive takata airbag recall. one in seven drivers are affected but many are still waiting to learn if their car is at risk >> i cannot even find
out if my car is part of the new recall. >> we have 11 different manufacturers that have to give us the data, then we have to both at online, and then we have to make sure the parts are available. autria: the best advice is to have your vin number ready. if you are part of the recall, you can go to the dealer to ask for a rental or loaner if you feel unsafe. police continue to look for a wrong way driver in california. the driver stole a car monday night and started driving the wrong way. a high-speed chase followed in at one point called 911, warning police to stop chasing him. the man eventually crashed but managed to run away. a new report finds the u.s. is one of the countries with the worst inequality in the developed world. the organization for cooperation and economy found the richest
earned 16.5 times the income of the poorest in the u.s. compared with the average of 9.6 times. they say the gap is due to low spending on social programs and a wide skill gap in the workforce. the roads are about to be ready to be packed. aaa is expecting a big increase in the number of holiday travelers. one potential bottleneck, the chesapeake bay bridge. aaa says the busiest travel time will be today from 5:00 until 6:00. if there is ever an hour that i will not be on the roads come it will be then. doug: a lot of people in getting out of your yesterday. autria: better than tomorrow or saturday. doug: monday, there is the possibility of showers or thunderstorms, but it will be perfect otherwise.
let's take a look at love in county. cloudy skies in the morning, some rain. that has been the deal. it looks like the skies will brighten up just a bit. we're just beginning to process this now, as we seclouds drift out of here. later this afternoon we will see some noticeable improvement in the conditions. a little shower east of fairfax, but you get the trend. steadier rain has moved east of the area. we have some laggards over here. things are looking up. we cannot give you an exact time, but probably around 4:00, most of it should be out of here. it is very chilly. average high in the mid-70's. only in the low 50's at dulles.
54 at reagan national airport. here is the low moving over raleigh this afternoon. moisture moving northward, but you can see the back edge of the system. all of this will push up today and that opens up an area large pressure over the weekend. as far as high pressure goes, by 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, high pressure over the great lakes. we will be dry and it will be crystal clear. a cool front may bring us a few clouds. in the 70's tomorrow. 70's on saturday and then a warm up through wednesday as this moves offshore. here comes another high, more sunshine for the weekend. things will work out just fine weatherwise. here is the outlook for the rest of the day. temperatures will hold in the 50's and 60's. tomorrow, mid to upper 70's.
lots of sunshine, breezy and dry air. for memorial day, saturday partly sunny, 75. 85 on sunday. 81 on memorial day with a chance of thunderstorms. if you are heading to the beaches, maybe a few more clouds on monday, but notice the chilly water temperatures. air temperatures only in the 60's. may get into the upper 70's briefly on monday. now for the seven-day outlook you can see the weekend included. 90's through next week and a chance of showers. jumping right into summer again. autria: it is a good thing the pools will be opening. a star-studded farewell to late night legend david letterman last night. >> did you know that you wear the same cologne as muammar
gaddafi? >> i will never have the money iou. >> thank you for everything, you have given me everything. autria: a touching sendoff after 33 years and 6000 broadcast. he signed up with a surprise celebrity appearance and a look back at the years of comedy, and thanks to his crews and fans. stephen colbert will take over as host. what a career. coming up, why thousands of fast food workers are protesting in illinois today.
autria: a scare for passengers and lax last night and it was all caught on cell phone video. the man was taken away by police after not cooperating with tsa officers. an airport spokeswoman said the officer tased the man after he proceeded through the area. he was unarmed and police are investigating the incident. for the second day, hundreds of mcdonald's workers protested near the company's headquarters in illinois, where the new ceo and shoulders are gathering for the company's annual meeting. it comes out mcdonald's faces
declining sales and protests over work pay. workers are calling for an increase in pay to $15 an hour, and a union. there could be a new weapon in the fight against obesity. the fda has improved a device that is in rented into the abdomen which sends electrical impulses to the brain through the stomach helping patients to feel full. it is only available to those considered severely overweight. cool and rainy but the memorial day weekend is looking good.
autria: a really gross thursday out there, but if we can get through today, we have a great forecast for the weekend. doug: a lot of times over the years we will get this kind of weather over the memorial day weekend. this time, we are getting it out of the way. it looks like the way the pattern is moving, most of the rain should get out of here for the rush-hour, which will help us a lot. tomorrow will be gorgeous. here is the holiday weekend forecast. saturday sunday, 75. sunday, 85, a touch more humid. 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. as far as the beaches go, it is still the end of may, so water
temperatures are still pretty chilly 70 off of kitty hawk. but air temperatures with the sunshine will be ok. lower 70's on saturday. lower 70's on sunday. that is good news. by monday, there could be a shower at the beach but temperatures should be in the upper 70's, so still some improvements in that part. over the next seven days, clearing skies, breezy weather tomorrow. 75 tomorrow and saturday. sunshine on sunday. as we get through the holiday weekend and beyond, we get into an extended period of heat and humidity. it will be hot and humid next week, for sure. autria: 63, those are the water temperatures. i was thinking it looked pretty good out there. we want to get back to our news conference, d.c. police achieve
-- chief nancy lanier talking about the hunt for a murder suspect. >> thank you, everybody, for being here. i first want to say how grateful i am and the residents of the district of columbia are to the hard-working men and women of the metropolitan police department, as well as our fire and emergency medical service that responded last week to the home of amy and savvas savopoulos and attended to their housekeeper, veralicia figueroa.
we are also grateful to our partner agencies at the atf and secret service who have been working on this case since last thursday. all of us are focused on finding the perpetrator of this act of evil i also know. daron dylon wint is currently at large and we continue to seek the public's assistance. he is a black male, approximately five feet, seven inches in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds. if you see him or know anything about his whereabouts, we ask all members of the public to call 202-727-9099. you can also send any
information leading to the whereabouts of wint to the mpd text align. if you see something we ask you to call on enforcement. any bit of information can lead to a breakthrough and can lead to solving this heinous crime. again metropolitan police department seeks daron dylon wint blackmail, five feet seven inches in height, weighing approximately 155 pounds. i going to ask the chief of police to provide more information she can about the investigative efforts of her department and our partner agencies. >> i know that many of you have a variety of print pieces of
information that have come from different sources. i just want to caution you i know there is a lot of inaccurate information getting leaked out to the media. i caution you to stay careful about what you report. i am not able to comment on any evidence related to the case at this time. i'm trying to provide as much as i can to the public while not jeopardizing the case. i agree shoot your understanding and my inability to comment at all on evidence related to the case. we obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree felony murder model armed in connection with the may 14 murder of amy savopoulos, savvas savopoulos philip savopoulos and veralicia figueroa. daron dylon wint is a blackmail with dark complexion, five feet