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at 7:00 those flames got much bigger at harpers ferry. residence are thankful that the fire didn't torch all of the historic area. thanks for being here i'm derek mcginty. >> i'm lesli foster. it was a close call for that national park in west virginia, but the same could not be said for several businesses. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in historic harper's ferry, west virginia, where a three-alarm fire took out four buildings, five businesses, and very nearly spread to the national park services and their historic area. video shot by neighbor ron clark at 3:00 in the morning. his wife laura heard screaming to get a tenant burning in a
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historic building out. the tenant made it, laura calls it surreal. >> i was yelling to get her out. i don't think that she realized how serious it was. >> reporter: too close for comfort. >> reporter: the national parks spokesman dennis frye thankful that the historic area where john brown was hung after leading a slave rebellion that lead up to the civil war was untouched. residence crediting local volunteers and firefighters from surrounding states for saving the town and the national park. >> as bad as this is, we could have lost the entire town. >> reporter: but the business owners like cindy dunn are in shock. lost with a -- lost was a pub, an ice cream shop, and a shopping store. no one was injured here. in harper's ferry scott broom wusa9. >> fire investigators have not added up the property damage just yet. they're still trying to figure out what caused the fire. a witness to one of three alexandria murders engaged in some emotional testimony today in the case against charles
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severance. severance facing trial in october for the murder of ruthanne lodato last year, nancy dunning in 2003. and that a pre-trial hearing today where the court heard from a caretaker of lodato's elderly mom who was shot and wounded by the gunman who killed lodato at the family's home. >> she was shot. she lead a 90-year-old woman to safety, had 911 called, and she put her own risk at life and returned to ruthanne. >> the caretaker later gave the cops the sketch of the gunman, expected to testify at severance's trial. new tonight at 7:00, hagerstown police are waiting on autopsy results to find out how this baby girl died. 10-month-old juliet nicholas jackson was found in a bathtub unresponsive yesterday evening. when police arrived to her home, somebody was already doing cpr, but it wasn't enough. little juliet died at a hospital. an autopsy is scheduled for
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tomorrow. we've got a crew following up on this story and we will bring you the latest tonight at 11:00. dc police have arrested a man for a murder inside a barbershop. this is some video from october outside the business on good hope roads southeast. he was shot several times and died soon after that incident. today officers arrested the 27- year-old antoine green for the crime, charged with second- degree murder. new developments tonight for a teenager accused of stabbing two men to death in fredericksburg, virginia. the 15-year-old boy will be tried as an adult. police say that the fight broke out last month between a group of teenagers and a group of adults in the greenbriar shopping lot. two men were killed. the 15-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and his 17- year-old brother with assault. well the prisoner who escaped from the northern va hospital has plead guilty. police arrested asai for several bank robberies, but
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while being treated at a fairfax hospital, he took a gun and pointed it at another guard while running away. several hours later after a massive search, police arrested him here in dc. today, he plead guilty to the firearms charges, facing at least 32 years in prison, spending the rest of his life behind bars. sentencing comes in october. new information in the texas jailhouse death of sandra bland. prosecutors say that the autopsy of bland shows injuries consistent with suicide. they say that traces of marijuana were found in her system, which could have affected her mood. more toxicology results are expected tomorrow. police say that bland was found hanging in her jail cell three days after that traffic stop and arrest. but her family disputes it was a suicide and state and federal prosecutors would be there to investigate. and the presidential candidate donald trump toured the texas/mexico border today, wearing a hat saying make america great again.
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if elected, he would build a wall along the border with mexico to keep out illegal immigrants. he also would enact the policy that would create jobs for hispanics. trump said that he would run as an independent if republicans are not supportive of his campaigns. today the senate critics of the nuclear deal with iran used words like bamboozled as they took aim at the negotiator, secretary of state john kerry. and they met with the criticism, testifying before the senate relations committee, hitting right back, dismissing any notion that there was an alternative to the current agreement. congress now has 60 days to review the deal before voting it up or down. president obama vows to veto any block to let it go in to effect. you probably do not expect the cops to stop you and search your bags if you haven't done anything. but a new rule could let them do just that as critics are saying that this violates the
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constitution. here is bruce leshan. >> reporter: the senate sergeant in arms insists that the capital police chief would only order these kinds of suspicionless searches, if there was reliableintel about a threat. but the chief now has the authority, making a lot of people nervous. >> i think that would be a little uncomfortable to have them combined to start searching my bags with no probable cause. >> reporter: a colorado dad is bringing their family to the cradle of our democracy. wondering how he would explain to his kids that the police now have the right to search them, even if they've done nothing wrong. >> i'd probably listen to them, but it's probably really weird, like why i didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: police have been searching people heading in to the capital for years. but the capital police board has now given the chief the authority to order police officers to search peoples
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belongings for weapons when they are outside and without probable cause. >> i'm afraid that capital police are getting new powers that violates the constitution. >> if the police actually start searching for people here on the grounds without a reasonable suspicion that they have committed a crime that they will face a challenge in court. at the capital bruce leshan wusa9. the senate sergeant in arms says that he is open for responsibility is everyone's safety. seeing the underbelly of dc, now lady bird is back aboveground. the tunnel-boring machine emerged from a 100-foot shaft today. it took two years. during that time lady bird dug a four-mile tunnel below the district, taking about 72,000 truckloads to clear out all the dirt and the rocks that she mined. that path eventually will become a new sewer tunnel that will help keep the river clean. we've got a new look
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tonight at a bear hanging out in fairfax county. a driver recently snapped this photo while cruising through a neighborhood in great falls. and that is just the most recent sighting of the bear, which may also have hurt that family dog. >> animal control officers, they're now going on the offensive to track that bear. >> reporter: this is hank silverburg in great falls where the local animal control officers would start their bear hunt today with hidden cameras. motion sensitive still cameras like this one, they were put up in several areas of the park near some private homes, in an effort to find out what kind of animal attacked that dog named blue. the theory is that it is a black bear like this one caught on the video in that nearby backyard earlier this week. >> if we would detect that bear on the camera, then we would just continue to monitor it. if it starts to show up over and over again that it's staying in the area, that's when you need to start to address it. >> reporter: they work for the virginia fish and wildlife department, says that the potomac river acts like a
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transfer corridor. landing on the river is where they expected to roam. >> especially the younger bears are generally the ones you would see here because they were pushed out by their mothers. their mothers are ready to breed again. they're about a year and a halfyears -- a year and a half old. >> reporter: removing sources of food like bird feeders, put trash cans and grills in a shed or garage, and don't let your pets run loose, especially at night when bears usually prowl. bears are not usually aggressive, and they will avoid people and other animals, unless they think that they are threatened. in great falls, hank silverburg wusa9. >> those cameras were put up near places that might attract bears like the edges of the picnic areas or near dumpsters. coming up, we'll hear from the i-95 construction worker who came to the rescue of a young woman taken on a ride from hell. a great evening right now. what will the lows be tonight? spectacular. 69 downtown. 59 for the low in frederick.
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59 in martinsburg, 60 in winchester, and 62 in leesburg and manassas. we'll come back and tell you how long the humidity will stay in check. it's a shark sighting on the beach. can you believe it? folks were cheering as this is no sharknado. we'll show you how close one man got to help that hammer head. this is wusa9 and
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oh my gosh, it's the guy from last night. what?! can i jump on your wi-fi? yeah, you can try it. hey! i had a really good time last night. yeah, me too. the only thing is that... the only thing is what? what's the only thing? oh my gosh he's married. he's a kleptomaniac. he's a pyromaniac. he's a total maniac. hey! hey! go back to your wife you sociopath! leave slow internet behind. the 100% fiber optics network is here. get out of the past. get fios. now $79.99 a month. go online or call now. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v the hammer head shark off the florida panhandle, where one brother was realizing that the hammer head was injured, grabbing his phone, while the other brother ran in to the water, pulling the shark to shore. >> knowing that, pulling in,
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everyone else is there, but once they started realizing that we were trying to help some of the other guys around, that we were all crowding around it, trying to help them. >> he carefully sat on the 10- foot long shark and started pulling out the fishing lures and the netting from around their mouths. at times their hands were just inches away from their razor- sharp teeth. making sure that the fish would swim away from the beach that is. the brothers suggest if you see a shark out there in the water, grab a camera, you'll enjoy one of nature's greatest creatures. >> or get away quickly. dc's minimum wage is moving to an unprecedented $15 an hour. the district's board of elections has approved the language of a ballot initiative for the wage hike. so now their supporters need to get that required 23,000 signatures. the current minimum wage is $10.15 an hour. they insist that the steep wage increase will lead to job cuts,
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even forcing some businesses to shut down. but that many people with experiences of the service industry say that this is necessary, given their high cost of living. >> and i saw a lot of people within the restaurant that i worked in, who were struggling with families, they had daughters, sons, and it was impossible for them to get by and pay rent and put them through school. >> if the proposed minimum wage increase will go to a vote in 2016 and it passes, it would be phased in by the year 2020. seattle, san francisco, and los angeles, they have already raised their rate to $15 an hour. washington, d.c., they would be the first city on the east coast to do that. coming up, raging wildfires, that are threatening to leave a bitter taste in california's wine country. and around here, it is another beautiful day in the neighborhood, but of course this weather, they cannot last
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iran keeps their nuclear facilities. military sites
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can go uninspected. restrictions end after 10 years. then iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. iran has violated 20 inttiernaonal agreements an td iseahe lding state sponsor of terrorism.
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an intense wildfire that has torched nine square miles of country side near california's famous wine country, erratic winds, drought conditions, fueling up the flames about 45 minutes east of napa valley. as of right now, there are no wineries threatened, but hundreds of firefighters, they are just scrambling to keep the fire away from homes and buildings nearby. california officials, they say that they have gotten a federal grant to help with the fight.
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a richmond area man is behind bars tonight, accused of abducting a woman and her terrifying ride. they came to an end in northern virginia. >> and they would force that construction worker in prince william's county on the right place at right time. >> and we always want them back. >> reporter: they know that things can get hectic along interstate 95. especially in northern virginia. >> she would fear for her life. >> reporter: but what they saw last week, was like nothing you'd ever experience. >> that there are so many things to run through your mind. >> the construction all along in interstate 95. but on this particular day on thursday, that they were working up in northern virginia, doing construction. and that's when he would encounter a scary situation. he was doing some contracting work near the mile marker 165, when he noticed that call coming towards their work zone at a high speed. >> notice the female jumped out of the car? and she would come running up to us pretty much that you can tell she was distraught.
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pretty terrified. >> reporter: the 18-year-old asked them to call 911, but she did it immediately. >> i asked the female was she okay? she said no that there was a man trying to kill her. so i told her to just, you know, stay behind me that i wouldn't let anything happen to her. >> reporter: he would soon learn that the man the woman was talking about was aaron burke of glenn allen, police tracked him down after g bein notified of the possible abduction. later arrested, accused of kidnapping, strangling, sexually assaulting a 15-year- old. he vividly remembers it all. >> and he did approach us, that when he got out of the car, he noticed he was on the phone. >> reporter: while they were able to escape, he has this message about what this has taught him. >> to pick up the phone, you never know whose life you may save. >> reporter: now that woman was treated and released from fairfax in nova hospital as police say that burke and the victim did know each other. the man charged in the charleston church shooting is a
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new lawyer, no stranger to high- profile cases. david brook represented the boston marathon bomber who was sentenced to death and now he will stand next to dylann roof as he faces murder and hate crime charges. prosecutors have not said if they will seek the death penalty in roof's case. >> a benefit for the baltimore cops charged in freddie gray's death will have to find another venue. bobby's fundraiser is scheduled for november. already sold about 610 tickets at $45 a piece, but the venue pulled out of hosting that fundraiser once they found out that he would plan to perform that routine in black face. and that is what got them fired from the force back in the 80s. as he would say look, i don't see anything wrong with that and i would like to help the officer's family. >> taking a live look at the white house right now, tonight, where president obama is getting ready for his historic trip. in about an hour, he'll leave for africa, making him the very first sitting president to
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visit both kenya and ethiopia. he plans to speak at a business summit, then participate in a round table with the civic groups in ethiopia. including that 3-degree guarantee. >> yes, indeed, we were pretty confident with the pure sunshine. the question is how warm the atmosphere would get, given the amount of humidity as we went for the high, 88. originally we said 89, then we went to 84 just before 11:00. we'll let you know how we did tonight at 11:00. a live look outside at nats park and look at how crystal clear it will be in terms of visibility. it is a very dry clean air mass. temperature is 85 right now. the dew points are still in the 50s, the humidity in the 30% range. again, that is just spectacular. spectacular for july. and kind of unusual. so another greaa cool night, as we needed to open up the
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range of low temperatures here tonight. a cool start on friday, but it will be a hot finish, not humid, still comfortable. saturday is hot, but not humid. sunday though, we cannot escape it, the heat and humidity will return as it appears they would hang around much, if not all of next week. 10:00 tonight, 79 downtown. 70s pretty much everywhere. only 70 in gaithersburg and frederick, and 74 in manassas. by early morning 60s. 56 in la plata and leesburg and manassas, and probably 63 or 64 in bowie or mitchellville. we've got 58 in romney as we may see 58 or so in frederick and damascus tonight. by mid-morning, 9:00, generally in the 70s, the low to mid-70s, clear skies. by 1:00, 86 downtown with the low to mid-80s in leesburg, gaithersburg, maybe 86 also in frederickburg. by 5:00, we're in the upper 80s, at least inside that beltway, but only 84 in gaithersburg and leesburg and manassas. so really a spectacular day with system of the temps that
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will be a little bit below average. then tomorrow night, make your plan your -- in manassas, make your plans for friday night. right around 80 at 8:00 on friday. on the future cast, really, we're going to go back in to the 60s and the 70s again tomorrow night. for tonight ,000 clear and cool. check this out. 58 to 70. the winds are northwest at 10. by morning, mostly sunny and warm. z58 to start in the burbs, but 85 just about anywhere by lunchtime. in the afternoon mostly sunny, almost hot, but not humid with the high temperatures around 90. winds are still out of the north at 10. so the day planner looks like this. 71 downtown at 7:00. mid to upper 70s by 9:00 and the lower 80s by 11:00 and then 86 by 1:00 p.m. and so saturday, we have the lower 90s, but still not humid, an okay day. then sunday, hot, more humid about 95. but you can plan the outdoor activities either day. saturday, a little bit more comfortable. the low 90s, monday isolated storms, low 90s on tuesday. 97 on wednesday. and the first day of training
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camp, 98 here, isolated storms, that it could
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it is such a beautiful day. don't stay inside, go outside
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now. >> and enjoy it for now. this week, next time, this week, oh yeah. it will be rough. have a great night. we'll see you oh my gosh, it's the guy from last night. what?! can i jump on your wi-fi? yeah, you can try it. hey! i had a really good time last night. yeah, me too. the only thing is that... the only thing is what? what's the only thing? oh my gosh he's married. he's a kleptomaniac. he's a pyromaniac. he's a total maniac. hey! hey!
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beverly hills housewife kim richards' first interview out of rehab. >> here's what she said really happened the night she got drunk and busted at the night of the beverly hills hotel. >> did you try to kick a police officer in the groin? >> i don't know. maybe i did. >> her vodka fueled night ending in jail, relapsing at her daughter's wedding. >> looked on the ground and there were like, two little margaritas. >> will she ever return to the housewives and what she really thinks of the ladies. >> she's phony. then blake shelton's ring off. his first sighting as mrnt hits the stage. plus, a reality tv star and "view" guest found dead and her boyfriend arrested. >> i was crying. also, around the world with tom, leo, clooanney d the new unauthorized beverly hills


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