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you love all-day breakfast. but you don't love that you can't get all your favorites. but now you can get more of what you love. so you can find something else to not love. like hearing the sound of your own voice. (softly) like hearing the sound of your own voice. all day breakfast. >> now abc 7 news at noon, on your side. >> we begin by covering metro this noon. a new wave of heat for the general manager paul weidfield. he answered questions focused on the troubled agency. our sam sweeney stepped outside of the hearing.
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sam: it was an intense fireworks on capitol hill this morning as members of congress grilled members from the senior leadership team of the national transportation safety board and the transit association. the overall message is metro's board is grossly mismanaging the troubled transit agency. representative barbara com stock went as far to say it's time to blow up the three compact that governs the metro. the panel raised their voices and skoaled the board chair saying we're sick of you coming back here time and time again and sick of the reports and then getting no action. let's listen to one of those interactions. >> as you just testified, have the authority to fix it and you're not fixing it. how many more people have to die before we get you to act in the
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now the exemplars of the very parochialism you decry and have done real damage on our side of the river. >> that was the congressman jerry connolly about cutting service on the silver line in northern virginia. the meeting is about safety and mismanagement and that meeting is still going on. we'll have the latest coming reporting live on capitol hill, i'm sam sweeney, jummy, back to you. jummy: we return to the trump transition. the president-elect seemed to revert back to the campaign mode in his thank you tour in cincinnati. trump taking verbal jabs at the media and making an announcement for his choice as defense secretary. our suzanne kennedy is following the very latest. suzanne: overnight president-elect donald trump back in his element taking his
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mr. trump: i'm here today for one main reason, to say thank you to ohio. suzanne: trump who after the election said it's time to come together as a country, back in battle mode. mr. trump: we had a lot of fun fighting hillary, didn't we? jews an: his support worse a chant of lock her up. and like he did during the campaign, trump going after the media. mr. trump: very dishonest people. should i go on a little street cabinet picks. mr. trump: he put on a billionaire at commerce. because this guy knows how to make money, folks. suzanne: the president-elect surprising the crowd and even his own staff with an impromptu announcement. mr. trump: we are going to appoint "mad dog" mattis as our
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he's great. suze san: the general has a reputation for being outspoken. he led a marine division in the invasion of iraq and led from 2010-2013 and earned his nickname mad dog and the warrior monk for his attention to military tactics and strategy. mr. trump: they say he's the closest thing to general george patton that we have and it's about time. it's about time. to come soon. the president-elect saying this about mitt romney, his one "time" foe now contender for the job. mr. trump: we got along we well, very nice in his remarks afterwards and think it's very good. we have terrific people and terrific people to come. suzanne: suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. jummy: new this noon a two story home goes up in flames in
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road south after 8:30 and the fire reached the roof of the home. one person was inside at the time but made it out ok. right now fire crews are trying to figure out exactly what caused the fire and how much damage there is. to an update on the wildfires in tennessee. the death toll increased to 136789 the latest death was a person who appears to have had a heart attack running from the flames. meanwhile, firefighters are still working to put out hot spots. crews discovering the remains of more people overnight w searching the rubble near the great smokey mountains. more than 700 buildings burned down. and we are now just six days away from the grand opening of mgm's newest casino at the national harbor. the company expects good business and fun but has a warning for drivers this noon. our john gonzalez has the details. john: and coming december 8, well, mgm officials might be shuffling more cars than the actual cards inside the casino. this is what it looks like
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away, it's the new landmark here at the national harbor, maryland's sixth casino, $1.4 billion. and the public opening is thursday and from that day on expect to see, get this, around 20,000 people coming in and out daily. developers are convinced the roads in the area can handle the traffic but they say the key is to keep vehicles moving. this premiere resort does have a 5,000 space it. the county executive is excited but admits this could create traffic nightmares, especially opening night which is 11:00 thursday night, the table games and slots will be surrounded by several restaurants, bars, a spa. we also know about the first sarah jessica parker boutique inside and there's a concert theater. >> i think it will build a lot of traffic but have a good benefit for us as a community and bring a lot of people to the
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the mgm has to go through two tests and the licensing committee will test the integrity of the slot machines and table games. kind of hard to find, not a lot of signage on the beltway. if you take the harbor exit you'll make a u turn, exit 3, the tanger outlets might be the best bet. jummy: the holiday season is bringing concern about drunk drivers. in on a mission to find them and prevent tragedy. starting now, nine officers will focus their attention on drunk driving and work in four day rotations from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and 2014-2015, more than 700 alcohol related crashes were reported in the county and officers say each crash could end in tragedy. >> to have to deal with the
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that was caused by someone driving drunk, we feel it's very important to get those drivers off the road. jummy: the new unit was made possible through a grant provided by the d.m.v. and a reminder this holiday season, give back to those in need. join us at the national harbor tomorrow morning from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and bring an unwrapped gift for a child and you might make someone's holiday a little brighter. all right. now we want to take a live look outside at the capitol. another fall day and looking at veronica johns for your fall forecast. veronica: the start of a meteorological winter. you talked about making someone's day brighter, we have sunshine. 10:00 a.m. saturday, 43 degrees. it's going to feel like we're in the mid 30's. because of this. we're still going to have wind blowing with a high tomorrow 48
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part of the day that will be and feel the coldest windy now, 20-25 miles per hour especially the areas east of i-95, seeing the strongest winds now. wind impacts for today, the trees swaying and leaves coming down and a little resistance out walking around which you want to walk on the sunny side of the street today as much as you can. 52 by 3:00 and temperatures head down by and by 6:00 p.m. we'll be at 46 degrees. we'll be tracking low wind chills tomorrow morning but first your happy hour forecast. 44 degrees by 9:00 under a clear to mostly clear sky. we're looking at sunshine for the upcoming weekend. i'll have more on that and a look at your hourly wind chill temperatures in a few minutes. jummy? >> kid with a gun.
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>> he did. jummy: a terrifying school incident in utah. how quick thinking parents jumped into action to stop a potentially deadly scenario. an and an incident of road rage leads to the death of a former nfl player. his family's pleas coming up. first, luck by to be alive. video of an extremely close call and tell you where this one happens. jamie: we're seeing lighter volume and the reason is because of an accident. but is slow, right after pennsylvania avenue, one lane is blocked and it is with an accident so you see the solid red line. the stop and go traffic starting malcolm x and 25 minutes is what it will take you headed northbound getting to the 11th street bridge. we pull out a little bit. one other area that's slow is northbound b.w. parkway with midday construction in place. if you're traveling on the beltway, not bad through prince
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building in, crash at the american legion bridge moved to the shoulder. we're still in the 30's. 66 heading outbound. some volume passing by the vienna metro and 95 in virginia looks great.
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>> you're watching abc 7 news at noon on your side. jummy: must see video of a close call in poland. a speeding car colliding right there with another vehicle and crashes into a light pole missing a woman by inches. hits it and then wow. the light pole is what saved the woman from being hit. you see her in the red coat. the impact knocked her to the ground but she was able to walk away.
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was seriously hurt. wow. developing now, a search for the motive in the deadly shooting of former nfl and college football standout joe mcknight. mcknight was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident outside of new orleans. witnesses say two men got into an altercation at an intersection and moments later shots were fired. mcknight was found in the middle of the street. the shooter stayed at the scene and surrendered to police and since then has been released from custody. >> just was not a troubled kid, young man. the boy was just trying to make it back in the nfl. that's all he wanted to do. that was his whole dream from 6 years old. i've been knowing him from 6 and for this to happen is just senseless and it has to stop. jummy: mcknight was in the nfl
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new york jets and kansas city chiefs. he was 28 years old. it was a scary scene outside of salt lake city when shots rang out in a middle school. >> kid with a gun. >> he has a gun. >> did he fully fire off any rounds? >> he did. jummy: police say a 15-year-old student at mueller park junior high arrived at the school with a 12-gauge shotgun and handgun. the parents noticed the guns missing from their home and rushed to the school and when they arrived they heard >> a teacher and student in that room immediately engaged him verbally in trying to talk him out of doing this. i believe those seconds played a big role in the outcome today. jummy: police say the parents coming to the school may have made all the difference. luckily no one was hurt in this incident. well, we are 23 days away now from christmas. can you believe it? and right now preparations are underway for a very special trip.
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group of kids to the flight to the north pole. we have details on their meeting with santa. kidd: good afternoon from the world famous kane show studios in rockville hanging out with the kane show all day today because you guys right now are in final preparations for something incredible tomorrow. >> tomorrow we're flying for the north pole and seeing santa and bringing kids to see santa. i don't want to brag but will be amazing. kids of military families,oo kidd: i want to bring in kane. talk about how this all got started. kane: it was a pipe dream and something i wanted to do for years to see if we could pull it off. it's amazing the people who have come out of the woodwork, chance actually air said have some jets said chantilly air. and remax 100 in chantilly said here's money to help you with the jet fuel you'll be spending.
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community come together and it just is a great warm and fuzzy feeling. and then we worked with able forces and want to say thank to you able forces for what they do and you can sponsor a warrior family this holiday season by going to kidd: you make everybody laugh on their way to work here on hot 99.5 and awesome what you're doing this weekend. thanks for letting us be a part of it as well. kane: thanks for hanging out the entire morning and afternoon. night, you never know. they're always working here just like santa. back to you guys. jummy: kidd and kane, thank you. so awesome to see. veronica: you see how enthusiastic the kids are to go and sit on santa's lap and give them a wish list. and we'll have good weather tomorrow but it will be cold but if anyone wants to come out to the harbor to help us with toys for to thes.
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there tomorrow morning and this morning was as well. sun glasses, jacket, all on for today. gloves as well. now, you can see our temperatures currently we warm to 49 degrees in annandale around edgar allen middle school and 46 in montgomery county but you can also see some of the wind that's in northern montgomery county that's been blowing a little harder. temperatures really the big story and why i show you this. temperatures across the nation, we're 51 degrees here and doing ok through the east in areas down through t look at how much the nation is still quite cold. we know it's early but still the pacific northwest and areas midsection. we're seeing colder air move in and about the northwesterly wind and switched it around this week when we almost hit 70 two days ago and look at the weekend, under 50 degrees so running closer to average. the average now has dropped to 51 degrees but seasonal to just under that. now, a look at today, we are
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pressure with a ripple in the atmosphere and for the most part it will be a good-looking day. saturday, it's 3:00 and not much of a difference but sunday clouds creep into the area and actually that didn't pause but clouds will start creeping in and we'll go for mostly sunny to i think mostly cloudy at evening coming your way. we were tracking rain chances but now that's out of the forecast. look at this. dulles town center this evening we drop to 44 degrees and by 7:00, i'm going to be the big tree lighting that takes place from about 6:30 to 7:30. cold one for saturday if you have plans to be up early. temperatures will be in the 30's and these are the wind chill temperatures and we go up to 40 degrees starting at 11:00 a.m. we should stay at about 40 some degrees throughout the afternoon but a cold one as we get into tomorrow evening. those wind chill temperatures a big factor for the upcoming weekend in just a couple
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seven-day forecast but the 10-day. a little rain coming our way tuesday of next week. more on that coming up when we
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ut our treatment options at appointments available now. jummy: it's a story that captured national headlines. a while jogging and then found alive after being held captive for 22 days. tonight, "20/20" has the first interview with her husband. matt gutman joins with us a preview of this one. matt, what did her husband have to say about all this? matt: what didn't he have to say? it was a three-hour interview and i spent four hours with him. he's obviously shaken and she's completely distraught and obviously will take her a long time to recover from this.
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to finish what she told him has happened. there are a couple details that she has told police that he couldn't reveal to me but it was basically the entire story of the past month for this family that has been tortured by this supermom's disappearance. she was the type of woman who tried to make a cake and made it better than anybody else. she had christmas decorations that she started to prepare already before she was this woman was so devoted to the family and suddenly is ripped away from them and nobody has answers. it just ripped this family and community apart and we'll have his entire tale of how all of this unfolded. i've got to tell you, jummy, 16 years in this business, it was the most riveting interview i've ever been a part of it. jummy: i can't wait to see it. i know you have several interviews including the local sheriff but you spoke with the
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later. what did she have to tell you? matt: she saw her and a lot of people did. she was let go apparently by the side of the road. she was shackled one arm to her waist. she had one arm that was kind of free and waving the bag that was covering her head to try to flag motorists down. because she looked so scary like she had just gotten out of a prison break, nobody stopped for, quote, an extensive period of time. so this woman who ended up calling 911, did describe had to be her. they zoomed to the area. but that's what's so shocking about this. she looked so horrible because she'd been so severely beaten and she was so thin that nobody stopped for her. all of that coming up tonight, jummy. jummy: we look forward to the
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jummy: heading into this weekend, a typical late fall. veronica: exactly. it will feel more and more like winter really. this weekend in the upper 40's, next weekend only around 40 degrees and will be dry so a couple good days to get out and get that tree if you haven't. i haven't. gosh, i haven't done much of anything. always late. jummy: try to get it all done this weekend you can. thanks for joining us.
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