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their homes for a third night all because of one fire. at first glance that fire at promenade towers appears relatively small. it doesn't look like much from that angle but we are learning that the fire effects are far reaching. q mccray is live at the shelter with those impacted by this. q: i found out 1,100 people were forced out of their homes and 13 of them will sleep here in the red cross shelter in silver spring. they are allowed to return home to the apartment in the day but they can't sleep there at night. >> it has been an interesting experience. >> he has called the red cross shoter home from saturday since flames tore through the base and floor. >> he said he heard the explosion underneath them. >> the transformer, knocking out not only the power but the major utilities in
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promenade apartments north tower. 5 50 units were forced to evacuate. many made their own accommodations. others were bused five miles away to the shelter in silver spring. >> they are doing as well as can be expected. we are feeding them and providing shelter. they seem to do well. >> montgomery county is helping with the showers and confirmed 13 evacuees slept here. >> everybody has been kind and helpful. i didn't know how good people can be. q: none of the apartments were burned and no one was seriously hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. i'm told tonight it could be until next week monday before evacuees are allowed to return to the
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how long it will take to make necessary repairs in the transformer room. that is the latest tonight in silver spring, i'm q mccray, abc7 news. jonathan: thanks. the latest indictment against school aid in charles county includes new charges and additional victims. carlos bell who has hiv accused of sexually abusing and reporting more than 40 students at the middle school from 2008 to this year. it includes charges from two previous indictments filed over the summer. prosecutors said there is no indication that any teen tested positive for hiv. he is in custody ahead of the trial scheduled for january. michelle: this man is accused of killing three people and wounding three others in a multistate shooting spree. prosecutors want the maximum sentence for radee prince. he will first face trial in
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delaware. the sheriff there said prince believed his coworkers hated him. senate senator for montgomery county says this is a perfect example of why maryland needs to bring back the death penalty. the senator says he will introduce legislation to do that next year using heroin and fentanyl as legal injection drugs. last year more than 700 people died in maryland using a mixture of the two powerful opioids. jonathan: traffic for the interstate 95 express lane in virginia. starting tuesday the 31st, the lones will be longer. h.o.v. and toll lane are extended from the route 610 exit to a mile past the interchange. vdot hopes it will ease a bottleneck that slowed traveler since the express lane first opened in 2014.
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stadium hosted everything from the beatles to baseball. but the future now is uncertain. d.c. bureau chief sam ford joining us outside r.f.k. with cha is coming next -- what is coming next. sam? sam: talking to greg, head of events d.c. that controls the stadium, there are no immediate plans to begin the demolition here. but he said it has useful light. for example they had a beer garden here, college game here. but it is clear that the stadium's useful days are in the past. d.c. united played the last game that spelled the end of the professional sports in the venue that is home for soccer, baseball, football. >> i like r.f.k. because of the ambiance of the history. >> vents d.c. controls what it now calls the r.f.k. campu
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short-term uses from a marketplace to sports field. >> the useful life will be exhausted. >> the focus is mainly on sports. >> sultly one with a stadium there -- ultimately one with a stadium. second is an arena. >> he says they are talking about a place like the capital one center and the former verizon center where you have basketball and hockey. >> a lot of people want the redskins to come back here. this is a stadium that the redskins would leave and go to super bowls and win them. they have not done it at fedex field. that seems complicate and no one is betting on that anytime soon. reporting live, i'm sam ford, abc7 news. michelle: thank you.
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everything from a to z but a couple got when they opened the order left them fearing for their safety. state of emergency. why a fire that started three days ralph northam: i'm ralph northam, candidate for governor, and i sponsored this ad. rrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high.
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and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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as a former tool plant continues to burn tonight. the building was filled with plastic when it caught fire friday night sending thick smokes for miles. the conditions are so bad in fact the county canceled school for the day. hospitals are seeing a surge of people coming in with breathing problem. jonathan: criminal charges filed tonight against a world series hero turned baseball analyst. the police arrested ray knight sunday morning after they say he got in a fight in his home. police are not elaborating on the details but he spent 13 years in the majorrers and scoring the winning run in game six of the 1986 world series. he knocked in the winning run to give the mets the title one day later. michelle: caught on video, a college professor body slams in a debate over collective garbaging. you can see him arguing with the board. second later an officer comes up behind
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you see him there. the professor tries to escape and he ends up on the ground. he wasn't seriously hurt but he says it's evidence the police need more training. they called the actions appropriate. >> the florida couple shot the shock of their live when they opened an amazon order. normally that's a fun time. this was different, though, because inside they found containers they wanted but in the containers 65, pounds of marijuana. they called the police who were also shot. while the discovery sounds amusing the couple who asked to be identified said it was anything but. >> we were fearful that the home would be broken into. we didn't sleep there for a few days. the police are investigating how the drugs ended up in their package. in the meantime, the amazon gave them $150 gift card as an apology. really?
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michelle: i know. could use more. jonathan: hotel room for a few days. michelle: coming up next for us at 6:00, where richard branson plans to build a high-end virgin hotel in our area. >> historical day at the reagan national airport. they welcome in the 600th honor flight and it came with a hero's welcome. i'm sam sweene
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president trump: joining me in welcoming captain rose to the white house. jonathan: captain rose is a hero. the veteran you see standing there is the newest recipient of the medal of honor. as an army medic, he is credited with saving the lives of 60 comrades in a four-day intensive battle that took place in laos. now rose was originally recommended for the honor decades ago but because the mission was covert and in laos, the details of what happened and his heroism remain classified for years. michelle: the pregnant widow of army sergeant la david johnson says congresswoman frederica wilson and the
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disclosed the condolence call from president trump. myeshia johnson told "good morning washington" -- told "good morning america" the president struggled to remember her husband's name. >> i was angry at the tone of his voice and he couldn't remember my husband's name. that will hurt me the most. if my husband is fighting for for our country and he risked his life for our country why can't you remember his name? >> he took to twitter and said the conversation was respectful. sergeant johnson was one of four soldiers killed in an ambush earlier this month. jonathan: a milestone in its own right. the 600th honor flight arriving to the hero's welcome at the reagan national airport. but it was all the more special because of who organized this. sam sweeney starts to the gold star mothers transforming their grief to action at abc7
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salutes. >> honor flights are synonymous with 80's and 90's coming to d.c. to visit the war memorial in their honor. today had more than 100 of the heroes but it had mothers on board. mothers part of a group that no mother wants to be in. >> he was in the u.s. army. a scout. >> my son senior airman. >> her son died in italy on leave from kosovo. he lost her son 12 days. >> he have taken 18 flights but each has 185 people. >> today's honor flight marked a milestone. number 600 for american airlines it was dedicated to the women who made it happen. >> my son died and her son died. you stop focusing on how they died and honor the service! a full marine corps honor guard in
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and the 123 others on board all heroes. >> when we came in the airport and the fire engine, the fire truck was there. they put the fire hoses up. washed down the flames. >> honor to be part of their day. >> this is their therapy. they change thousands of lives through their service. the service changes them. >> you never get over it. you get through it. i can't think of a better way to get through what we suffered than to honor veterans. >> at reagan national airport. i'm sam sweeney. >> richard branson is bringing his virgin brand to d.c. the billionaire plans to open a virgin hotel. it will have an infinity pool and outdoor sculpture garden. the d.c. location is set to open in late 2019. jonathan:
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introduce to you the newest member of the stormwatch7 weather team. michelle: we are thrilled about this. he is already out and about seeing sights and sounds of d.c. and arlington. welcome to the team, bill kelly. bill: thank you. very, very excited to be here. we are out and about. over there at the national mall. this this is the rosslyn towers. why is it beautiful? it's the home for us at abc7. i want you to get a sneak peek. you will walk in the lobby and up above you see the picture. right now it's "good morning washington." but that is a catwalk thing. if
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the walk-around that is jonathan and michelle right now. yeah, very, very excited to be here. hop on with you there tomorrow. i could not be more thrilled to be part of the team. michelle: you just missed it. steve ran out on the catwalk to say hello. steve: waiting for you to turnarounds. michelle: missed it wi a smidge. jonathan: welcome to the family. steve: glad to have you here. michelle: craze it's so dark. >> dilate is linking and shrinking. the -- shrinking and shrinking. cloud cover and a cold front on the way. jonathan: changes. steve: yeah. catch my break. i'm out of shape. my goodness. i'll show what is going on out there now. cloudy skies at the national harbor. temperatures are
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not going to stay here much longer. we have a cold front on the way. 68 in cumberland. the p.m. commute cast dropping through the 70's. cloudy skies. they will stick around. the update on the newly issued tornado watch now for southwestern virginia. excuse me. it does not include the d.c. metro area. however tonight we have a cold front that will roll through and it will bring us potential for stronger storms. the strongest storm is expected to be south and west of d.c. the sat light and radar. cloudy skies and the wet weather across west virginia. just beginning to enter the panhandle of west virginia. garrett county, frostburg looking at the wet weather to your way hour to two hours or so. but drive for the immediate metro for right now. clear my throat here. upper 50's to the upper 60's for the overnight lows. rain heavy at times. thanks to the cold front.
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for you hour by hour. 11:30 and 12:00 tonight to the west of us. moving to the 2:00 hour. showers and the thunderstorms by 3:00, 4:00, 5:00. notice how it moves toward the east. for the rush hour commute tomorrow it looks better. windy conditions. later tonight. wind gusts 30 to 40 miles per hour. once the front clears, the winds will settle down. quieter tomorrow morning. may deal with patchy fog but nothing major. nothing like we had earlier this morning. future cast in terms of how much rain we expect. anywhere between a half inch, three-quarter of an inch. heavier amount west of us. highs tomorrow around 75 degrees. ten-day outlook looks like this. cooler on thursday. upper 60's on friday. saturday and sunday for the weekend. upper 60's to start. look at halloween. temperatures only in the upper 50's. with the nighttime lows around oh degrees. we'
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scott: hello. i'm scott abraham live at lincoln financial field in philadelphia. monday night football. the players starting to trick to the field. going through the pre-game warm-up. getting loose for this big-time n.f.c. showdown under the br
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this is a must-win game for the burgundy and gold. a skins loss would give philly commanding three-game lead and a sweep of the season series. the x-factor in game, eagles quarterback carson wentz. no sophomore slump for him. he threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns. the redskins "d" know they have to make him uneasy in the pocket. >> hit him as many times as you can. you go home celebrating. you can't never have too much. you add to the ball and it don't matter where you go. somebody will be there on him. >> the injuries starting to pile up for the redskins. rob kelly is questionable for the game. the running back missed last week's game against niners with a sprained ankle. john gruden says he expects kelly will li
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no official word for the team on his status for the game. keep it here all night. we have you covered at 8:00 with countdown to kickoff. game preview. interviews and analysis setting the table for tonight's showdown. opening kick offset for 8:30. watch the game here on abc7. speaking of injuries, the quarterback -- corner back brellin is testing the knee. he is listed questionable. norman out of the game so it's important for him to see the field against the potent offense. it should be a good one in philly. michelle: we can't wait. thank you, scott. final check of weather. steve: cold front later tonight. you will hear it if you don't see it. many people will be sleeping. shut the windows before you go to bed. rain heavy at times briefly. cooler air by the end of the week. michelle: thank you. "world news tonight" with david muir up
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we are the tv doctors of america, and we may not know much about medicine,
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but we know a lot about drama. we also know that you can avoid drama by getting an annual check-up. so go, know, and take control of your health. it could save your life. cigna. together, all the way. it could save your life. ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. it could save your life. rrator: they call him enron ed.rtham, because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda.
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and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you. tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. what abc news has just learned about the deadly ambush in niger. what happened to those four special ops officers. were they wearing body armor? and now we've learned about the second mission they were sent on. president trump does not answer when asked about the mission. late today, what the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff revealed. and we hear from the widow of the fallen about that phone call with the president. also tonight, senator john mccain. were his words a swipe at the president, about his vietnam deferments, one of them for bone spurs in his foot. the hunt right now for a possible serial killer. three victims in less than two weeks. the surveillance, who they want


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