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up first, terrifying moments, a dog electrocuted by a live wire outside of a d.c. apartment. her owners and neighbors try to frantically save her now they are demanding answers. alison: they called 7 on your side, and tom roussey has what we found out. tom? nessthe 3003 vanm apartments are a large apartment complex. this happened just on the other side of the main entrance. a family who lives here is devastated. >> it's pretty hard. tom: skyler kelly says they have missed a third family member, their border collie mix died. >> i don't want her to die in vain. i don't want this to happen to a human being. tom: while walking the dog, the dog seized up. >>
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her collar off and felt the shock. tom: somebody ran to the apartment to get skyler. >> i started to give her cpr. mouth-to-mouth. she was already gone. an association's member said several neighbors complained in the past their pets were receiving shocks in this area. was told in july and supposedly no problem was found. >> why people were not notified of this is what is so appalling to me. tom: video shows pepco on scene. pepco says it is the apartment's wires, not theirs. said an unusual electrical issue was caused by a wire inside the concrete. say they are skeptical, and they are upset that flyers warning people about the death have been torn down. >> you are keeping the truth from them. that is horrifying. horrifying. tom:
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while we obtained that e-mail from the general manager, we also called earlier this afternoon and were told by a woman who answered the phone somebody would get back to us. as of right now, that still has not happened. live in northwest d.c., tom roussey, abc 7 news. alison: new at 11:00, teenager's life cut short, an 18-year-old umd student died in a valentine's day crash. richard reeve is live on campus with the memories of this young woman. rich? on, what anis emotional evening. a lot of folks have stopped by this terrapin to pay their respects, this small memorial for the girl who was killed on valentine's day. >> we want to thank you for blessing us. richard: you could feel the love
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>> everyone came together. people that we don't know. they welcomed us with open arms. richard: dozens of people, friends and family, filled this auditorium to remember christina , killed in a car crash on valentine's day. >> every time she walked into a room, she was always a positive spirit. the 18-year-old freshman at the university of maryland was spending the day with her boyfriend, 21-year-old brandon. at 3 p.m., he lost control of his dodge viper sports car and crashed into a concrete wall in potomac. did not believe it at first. i thought it was a mistake, maybe somebody else. the man survived with a non-life-threatening injuries. the police believe that speed may have been a factor. 's was a lovely person. she met a lot of friends.
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outside of mick holden library, friends lit candles and released balloons of remembrance. >> i'm sure that she is looking down and smiling. her voice was part of the remembrance, a single red rose sitting on top of the terrapin. this is a young woman who will certainly be missed. richard reeve, abc 7 news. leon: thank you, rich. we have dealt with the snow and freezing rain, and the temperatures are critical. concerns about re-freezing are leading to two-hour delays for several school systems tomorrow. steve rudin has the outlook. willie re-freeze? d.c., manassas already at freezing. no problems inside the capital beltway, upper 30's, lower 40's right now. the clouds are increasing. snow showers off to the west, so
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amounting to a lot, and will not make it to our area overnight. the day planner tomorrow, highs in the upper 40's. a little on the cool side compared to today, but a huge warm-up on the way just in time for the weekend. more on that coming up. alison: looking forward to that, steve, thank you. gw parkway,ert, the potholes are a big problem through the region. because of the wild temperature swings the past few days. the national park service says they will be doing emergency repair service on the parkway during the morning commute. jay korff is live in mobile track 7 with what to expect. jay? jay: traveling southbound on the gw parkway, we have hit some monster potholes. the good news is they did some patching earlier this evening. they know they cannot do it late into the night
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morning because of the traffic issues on gw parkway, so they will wait to do more patching in the morning, after the morning commute. as you said, it's a big problem all over. in the district is a disaster, problems in virginia and maryland. investing hundreds of thousands throughout the area to deal with this problem, from the weather that we have had in the late winter and early spring. they have suggested if you are traveling the gw parkway tomorrow morning, take it slow and look out for the potholes. the other issue, if you have a choice between your nice new ride or an old beat up pickup truck, take the old beat up pickup truck, that is what i would suggest. live in mobile track 7, jay korff, abc 7 news. leon: breaking news --
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apple has asked for help to hack into a cell phone. a u.s. magistrate is ordering apple to give the fbi special programs to unlock the phones of the terrorists from san bernardino. they say they cannot unlock his phone because they do not know his passcode. they killed 14 people in december. alison: a decorated arena tact. d.c. police are taking a close look at surveillance video from the mcdonald's where this marine was attacked. marquez last chris night. we followed up with him today. he says that he was attacked by a group of teenagers, andy he believes it was a hate crime. we are staying on this and will bring you new information as soon as we get it. developing now, a longtime college swimming coach
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for child born for stop he was the men's swimming coach at st. mary's college in maryland for the past 18 years. the police found child born on his computer that he showed to a minor. the college is taking steps to protect students and is cooperating with law enforcement. leon: fairfax county homeowners are being asked to cover and protect the school budget shortfall, with real estate tax increases. parents comeents, and teachers came out to talk about possible cuts in programs like music. the school board requested the increase in funding and the ford billion dollar plan. the tax hike will cover about half the amount. the increase in funding in the 4 billion-dollar plan. alison: tomorrow, the funeral for a harford county deputy killed in the line of duty. a viewing was held today for patrick
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he and another officer were shot to death near pineranera in abingdon. watch the memorial service live tomorrow on our website,, starting at 10 a.m. leon: president obama has reiterated his intentions to fill the supreme court vacancy from the death of antonin scalia. president obama: somebody who cares deeply about our democracy and the rule of law. there is not going to be any particular position on a particular issue that determines whether or not i nominate them. leon: republicans say they will block a vote of the president's nomination. as per tradition, antonin scalia's empty seat is draped in black. his funeral is scheduled for saturday at the national shrine of the immaculate nc
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age of 79. alison: 7 on your side with a health alert and what could be an alarming effect of some really popular drugs. drugs taken to reduce indigestion may increase your risk of dementia. german researchers studied the drugs and found that people 75 and older who take these regularly saw their risk of dementia increase by more than 40%. scientists a more research is necessary and the cause and effect has not been proven. what may be a huge breakthrough in the fight against cancer. seattle researchers announced a potential treatment that helps a person's immune system fight off cancer cells way they would fight off a virus. it involves genetically modifying a cell. in one case, the therapy eliminated all symptoms in 94% of the people with
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type of cancer. the research still has to be reviewed by other scientists. alison: very promising. leon: still ahead -- an american band played in paris tonight after terrorists brought their last show to a devastating halt. the message the eagles of death metal are sending tonight. alison: and remember the loose blimp that caused issues last fall? a simple mistake could have prevented a quick solution. and contract drama for kirk cousins. talks have reportedly broken down.
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alison: the eagles of death metal performed in paris tonight, nearly three months after the terror attack that killed 89 people at their concert. now they are trying to send a message of hope. jonathan elias has what they are saying tonight. jonathan:
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a very difficult conversation with that band tonight. last night they met with survivors, saying their lives are woven together now. the cofounder, jesse hughes, said he instantly knew something was wrong. he narrowly escaped from one of the gunman, but says his life now has new purpose. >> the only reason he did not get me was his gun was too big and he cannot fit it through the doorway for stop he was holding it straight up and it hit the door frame as he brought it down. i've been inspired by the french people in general, the way they have come together and reacted to this. evenn, i'm enthusiastic more so now because i have perspective more. jonathan: security tonight was extremely tight. there were five layers of checks before guests were even allowed in. a moment of silence was held during the first song. a very emotional n
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back to you. with 7 on your side consumer news -- american airlines wants faster and more reliable wi-fi, so it is trying to break its contract with the company gogo. they say they have a better offer from a competitor. has applied for better wi-fi. alison: ironic. remember the runaway blimp? maryland, wander through pennsylvania, knocked offpower lines and cut electricity. tonight, the simple reason that it happened? batteries. nobody loaded the batteries that power the automatic reflation -- deflation device. the escape could have been prevented by the device and the batteries. leon: can you imagine playing
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releasing a new edition of its treasured game. instead of paper money, it will use debit cards. the game replaces the banker position with an electronic card reader. $25 and willon is be available this summer. alison: but the fun is counting the money. leon: isn't it? or trying to steal your brother's money. [laughter] tomorrow is alex trebek day on "good morning washington." he will be live in our studios tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m. to talk about his path to stardom, and he will bring along some fun behind the scenes secrets. you don't want to miss that. leon: hopefully the studios will not be covered in ice. steve: no, no.
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poor eileen whelan was in front of the building. she is going to be ok. she will be back tomorrow. we are looking at a cold night tonight, but nothing like early this morning. , 53temperatures outside degrees was the high earlier today. average. right now at the airport, 41. across the area in the 30's, and we are not below freezing yet. at least not inside the beltway. that is likely to happen during the early morning hours. heading to the metro, the bus stop, leave a few extra minutes and look down because there may be slick spots. especially if it is still dark. pittsburgh 30, so not a tremendous amount of super cold air. a little bit of moisture located to the south and west. in d.c., to the west, not much going on. a few
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not adding up to anything. in terms of delays tomorrow, don't expect a lot. we have a few at, so check those out. nighttime lows in the middle 20's, middle 30's. re-freeze is possible, the wind out of the northwest at 4 to 8. lowerow, upper 20's, 30's, rebounding nicely during the early morning hours to above freezing. the worst time for the slick --ts will be between 9 a.m. 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. 9 a.m., and then things gradually improve. clouds increase tomorrow. you will need the sunglasses tomorrow and into the day thursday, friday, and the upcoming weekend. beautiful, lots of sunshine and much warmer temperatures. how much warmer? huge changes on the way for the day saturday. daytime highs near 63 degrees in
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sunday with the temperatures in the upper 50's. considering we have had this winter a blizzard and the snow yesterday and the freezing rain last night, the heavy rain this morning, this weekend will be cap salute the beautiful. 48 the high tomorrow, a little chilly, bundle up. 40 thursday, 45 friday. temperaturesn saturday, 20 degrees swing, lower 60's the daytime highs. upper 50's sunday. back into the middle 40's by next tuesday. it looks tuesday of next week, the next chance of showers will be rain showers. alison: ok, that's a relief. leon: looking at some big swings in numbers? erin: what is the deal with kirk cousins' contract talks? will hear from bruce allen next.
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and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. erin: we begin with what could previewnley cup final as the caps and kings met tonight for the first time this season. braden holtby had the night off, but philipp grubauer was
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in net tonight. good to know that you can rely on your backup goaltender. the shot, deflected, and that is not easy to do. that ties the game at 1-1. in the third, washington swarming the net. denied, justin williams gets it. the go-ahead goal. washington wins, 3-1. kirk cousins may not be signing with the redskins soon. according to espn, the sides have broken off negotiations. with the numbers that cousins put up last season, he made a --e for a major they die, payday, setting a franchise record for touchdowns, leading the nfl in completion percentage on the way to the nfc east title. over the weekend, bruce allen was
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cousins. bruce: we told him we want him to be our startinguarterback. we have some time. those things usually work out. i think his future is bright. he got better each week of the season. i think he has a chance to lead us in the future. erin: howard james daniel enter the game tonight just seven points away from becoming the school's all-time leading scorer at the university of maryland eastern shore. n 38junior guard poured io points tonight. he's at the school scoring mark in only his third season. he broke the total set in 1967. a big congratulations to james daniels tonight. to michigan, a fantastic game, the fifth overtime. lets it fly from 50 feet, nothing but net.
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a sixth overtime. taylorfinal seconds, hicks the jumper as to -- taylor hits the jumper as time expires. 76-74, 6 overtimes. and just two more days until the start of spring training. nationals pitchers and catchers will report thursday. alison: good job not falling for that, erin. leon: coming up, james bond's latest car is up for auction.
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give us a plan. steve: not as messy tomorrow morning. walk to the bus stop because of slick spots. eventually into the upper 40's, cooler thursday, but the weekend, 63. leon: jimmy kimmel live is next. alison: ♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories. love.
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