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>> they met at a party and then much more. >> it never crossed my mind. but ten years after marrying his best friend, he took his wife to bus stop like he did each day. she was on tto her housekeeping job in d.c. his last words were her "i love you. god bless you." he never heard from her again. >> in the afternoon, i didn't hear from them. i called her. every time i called the phone it went straight to voice mail. >> she never came home. the next morning he went to the savopoulos home where she worked and he immediately felt something was wrong. >> i saw the two cars in the garage. >> you saw the porsche? >> yeah. the porsche was on the street. then i knocked on the door. i'm knocking knocking.
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ringing the bell. i'm feeling was that somebody was inside. >> not satisfied he went around to look through a back window but before he got close enough he gets a strange call from a homeowner, mr. savopoulos. >> i'm sorry because i didn't call you last night. told me to call you. she has to stay with my wife because she was feeling bad. she has to go to the hospital. asked her to go with her. >> savvas savopoulos told him he would call him back. alphado went home, waited for the call and kept looking out the window for his wife to arrive. >> the grieving husband says he doesn't want to think what was possiblying on on inside the d.c. mansion when he received the phone call. now his family is planning the funeral. her remains will be sent back to central america. the way she sent back her hard-earned american money to her family there. in silver spring john
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gonzalez abc7 news. leon: we will have more of this interview tonight at "abc7 news at 5:00". we will follow the investigation for sure. look for updates an air and online at alison: now we turn to a break in the case in forestville where a man was wanted for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. this afternoon, prince george's county police announced 20-year-old isiah bogan is now in custody. he was arrested this morning aftepotted him in a car on brooks drive in forestville. police released surveillance video of the suspect last week but say it was abc7 news report that led to the tip to help them identify the man as bogan. leon: we have new information on last week's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. the ntsb says it has completed most of its on-the-scene work at the accident. it didn't reveal malfunctions and they say they have the amtrak engineer's cell phone. the investigators have not determined if there was phone
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activity at the time it was operated. i killed eight people and left hundreds injured. the police believe they found the body of a missing driver swept away in tuesday night's storms. another drive reported seeing a white pickup truck in millersville when the water receded last night. search crews found it 150 feet away. the body's driver was recovered this afternoon. no word on the driver identity. alison: an accident left two construction workers hurt. one critically. the employees were working to reinforce the building's foundation when a chunk of concrete fell and hit them. this is right by med star georgetown university hospital. the firefighters pulled both out and one suffering a life-threatening injury the is others with minor injuries. several people are recovering from minor injuries after a crash involving a mont comery county ride -- montgomery county ride bus and a car. there is no word on what
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caused that accident. leon: a woman accused of stealing homes and respecting them out pleaded guilty in court today. alison: brad bell tells us how she was caught and how much time she will spend behind bars. brad: when hard times hit, she had to move on. that is when the real estate agent and convicted forger lee spotted the house. lee went to the courthouse. >> turned the deed to herself. signed my signature on there. brad: and stole your house? >> stole my house. brad: she went so far to break in post it on craigslist and respect it out -- rent it out for $1450 a month. >> she's very desperate. brad: it unraveled when they discover another house she stole. they found 28 houses targeted and stolen by lee and a partner. 't believe they thought it would work.
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brad: lee pleaded guilty today and will serve 18 months in addition to the six months she served on a prior conviction. this is the house that she stole. i'm on the back deck. it is being overtaken with vines. down here in the yard. it has become an eyesore. >> it's despicable. >> it's scary. so the next house can somebody steal it also? >> she will owe merchant $1400. small comfort for the theft of the $300,000 house. brad bell abc7 news. leon: turn to the weather. it's a beautiful day. it's like being in tahoe outside. alison: it's nice. breeze. low humidity. will it stick around for the busy holiday travel ahead? doug: except for one break tomorrow when we will have
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rain not a pretty day tomorrow. but after that the weekend evening looks good. sunshine outside the belfort furniture weather center to give you a look at the reagan national airport. temperature is 72 degrees. humidity is low. 38%. a live look at the capital wheel from national harbor. a gorgeous day. cooler and drier than this time yesterday. 74 in quantico and fredericksburg. warmer temperatures locally you don't have to go far south to find yesterday's heat and humidity. it's been pushed to the carolinas. it will change tomorrow. a storm system is going to move eastward tonight and tomorrow across kentucky and virginia and off the coast to bring us period of rain and cooler temperatures tomorrow. we will turn it around friday and into the home day weekend. overnight, forget the 60's for the lows. we are going to 40s and 50's with cloudiness and rain to start the thursday morning commute. we will look ahead to the updated holiday weekend forecast in a few minutes.
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alison: we look forward to that. thank you. we are hearing from the man who flew a gyrocopter on the capitol grounds leading to his arrest last month. leon: the interview ahead of doug hughes' court appearance tomorrow in district, senior political reporter has a look at what hughes had to say. scott? scott: doug hughes is in washington, d.c. now on the ground. under house arrest after that stunt of flying the gyrocopter to the mall and landing on the u.s. capitol lawn. i talked to him for a while today asking was it worth it? understanding he will face a judge down the street tomorrow afternoon. charged with a felony and a misdemoon nowhere. he -- misdemeanor. he says it is if they can do away with the citizen united. he admits that he could find himself behind bars for the eye-popping flight down the
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national mall. >> intentionally which you do breaking a wall. was it irresponsible? >> what congress is doing is irresponsible. get people to ask that question. all right? >> what is next for doug hughes? he says this isn't the end of it and he has more planned. we talk about what he means by that and what could happen in court tomorrow. all of that coming up tonight at abc7 "abc7 news at 6:00". leon: see you in a little bit. a couple of hour ago the blue angels kicked off in annapolis. alison: a big day. the performance included a special tribute to the midshipman from the naval academy killed in the amtrak derailment in philadelphia. suzanne kennedy is there in annapolis and has a look at the entire search. suzanne: well this is a fun event. a tradition in annapolis.
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take a look behind me. people don't want to go home. they are lingering here on the bank of the river across from the naval academy. the flyover wrapped up less than an hour ago. as usual it was a crowd pleaser. the blue angels flew for an hour. it is tradition for the flight demonstration squad to fly in advance of the graduation which will be held tomorrow. fournail academy graduates part of the team today including the first woman. people sat on the bank of the river and all over annapolis and watched in awe. >> it's incredible. it's an amazing site. it's a great place to watch it from. suzanne: people commented on what a beautiful day this was. what we heard through the event is patriotic and how much it meant for them to sit
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here and watch blue angels fly over annapolis. reporting live from the banks of the river, suzanne kennedy abc7 news. leon: she won the reporter's lottery and got to hang out on the river side on annapolis on a day like today and watch the blue angels. alison: enjoy the scenery. leon: thank you for rubbing it in. coming up on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- new information on a new round of legal troubles for the son of the late d.c. councilman marion barry. what he said today. alison: "7 on your side" is going to explain how to earn money while shopping. the app used to put money back in your pocket. >> gas prices are way down. look what it is doing for traffic. i'm stephen tschida and i will tell you
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narrator: puerto rico's healthcare system is on life support, putting three and a half million puerto ricans at risk. it's an outrage. puerto ricans are
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alison: a million people across the d.c. metro area are expected to hit the road this weekend. the traffic has already started picking up. leon: we have seen ugly scenes already. stephen tschida now at the bay bridge. going to tell us why more people are going on vacation this weekend. how does it look right now?
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stephen: wednesday before memorial day weekend. check out the bay bridge. already backed up. it's 4:15 on this wednesday. here is the deal. the economy is picking up. gas prices are way down. that has sparked optimism. a lot of people are planning to take a trip across the country. 5% more people are expected to go on vacation this memorial weekend than last year. it amounts to a billion people across the area. they will head 50 miles or more. 88% of those traveled have indicated they will be driving. stephen: the toll booths are backing up. etching on the easy -- especially on the easy pass lane. heading over the bay bridge. other statistics.
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so many people want to beat the traffic. the peak here has shifted. the busiest time for travel is tomorrow, thursday night. second busiest tonight. wednesday night. reporting live stephen tschida, abc7 news. leon: thank you. boy, look at that mess there. look at the other areas and jamie sullivan has details. jamie: i have similar shots. so for so good. i want to say this. i want to start leaving the beltway to continue to fairfax. we're okay. it's typical with the delays. here is where we don't see the delays on 66. this is closer to hay market and gainesville. i want to move to show you what we are working with. the issue is on the eastbound side. all the lanes are blocked off. everyone squeezing by on the
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shoulder has you drop to 33 miles per hour. we are not used to seeing this. i want to keep that in mind. as we move closer to the beltway. mainly we are seeing the red on the belt way on the bottom stretch near van doran and eisenhower. this is near the american legion bridge. continuing on the inner loop, on the brakes getting to bethesda. you have slowing, getting closer toward coldsville road. and college park. the earlier accident that cleared away near the baltimore-washington parkway still has you under 20 miles per hour. take a live look in the area. on the beltway here 201. to give you an idea of the inner and the outer loop. it's very heavy this afternoon. back to you. leon: all right, jamie. reminder, sign up for text alerts to get information about traffic, weather, and breaking news. go to enter your cell phone and we will keep you informed. alison: new this afternoon, a second marine is dead after the weekend crash in hawaii.
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22 people on board the osprey that went down on sunday. it was flying from the uss essex to drop off infantry for training in oahu. the marine corps says it has no plan to ground the fleet. the crash has not stopped the training exercises. leon: nearly 3500 passenger are waiting on word of the cruise ship. the norwegian cruise ship ran aground on a reef after a failure in the steering system. the ship was stuck for six hours until a rising tide faded. the passengers were allowed to disembark in bermuda why inspectors look for possible damage. >> i don't want to continue on this ship in the open seas. response time in two miles of the shore. the response time can open seas. i don't want to think about it. leon: norwegian says everyone on board is safe. no word when inspections will
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be complete. alison: residents are cleaning up after suspected 27 tornadoes touched down in the southwest. i left destruction from oklahoma to texas. winds tore roofs off homes and scattered pieces of buildings across the roads. one slammed into a church in mineral wells damage. no serious injuries. doug: that is a real mess. here we are quiet and cooler and pleasant. rain tomorrow but clear out for the weekend. >> let's start with a time lapse from the beautiful sunrise seen from the rooftop of washington lee high school in arlington this morning. watch the sunrise. do it like kennedy ground control. stand by. three. two. one. and it's off! alison: there you go. doug: successful sunrise of
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the sun. beautiful day. less humid. a nice breeze. temperatures low to mid-70's. delightful outside. just a few clouds here and there but good to go. the numbers are off the charts in the pollen department. grass pollen is very high. tree pollen is high. you will see slowly in the next few weeks the tree pollen will finish the business here. that will go down. the grass pollen will stay high for some time. mold spores in the high range as well. 72 at reagan national. 74 at quantico. 70 in frederick. 68 right now in annapolis. this is going to move offshore and open the door for this. it's off the coast tomorrow and tomorrow night. bringing the rain to the area. starting by sunrise. the future cast shows the area of rain extending northward. this model analyzes moderate to heavy pocket of rain. this is 1:00 there the afternoon tomorrow. getting through the evening hours it should move off to
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the sea. just leave lingering showers tomorrow night. then we will clear out again for the day on friday. the next seven days working across the board from left to right. the temperature will rise. we have warmer and more humid. then on memorial day it's hot and humid. upper 80's. chance of isolated late day thunderstorms. near 90 on tuesday. again chance of showers and thunderstorms. look at that 879. 90. 91. it is only may. alison: i know. i know. barbecues will be firing up. alison: still to come a fairfax teenager is recovering after another teen shot him. what we are learning about the offense that led to the shooting. montgomery county forced out the last superintendent. why is it begging the current one to stay?
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leon: it looks like it's back to square one for the search for a new school superintendent in montgomery county. alison: an hours ago they announced the interim superintendent will stay in place for the upcoming school year. montgomery county reporter kevin lewis live in rockville with more on the story. kevin? kez -- kevin: the gentleman's
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name is larry bowers. a 30-year veteran of the public schools. bowers but set to retire on june 30 of this year. his new retirement date is june 30 2016. this all because back on february 3 they said the then superintendent joshua star was sent packing. by the 10th of february, it paid a search firm $35,000 to find a premier list of candidates. all is well until sunday when the top pick andrew hoolihan of the district in texas withdrew the candidacy. they had no plan b in place. hence, the cry for bowers to postpone retirement. a parent said temporary employees often don't fully invest in job because the time is limited. >> i want someone for the long-term. not for a year or four years. i hope we do it right and will have a tenure for the next
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superintendent. >> hard work to do. we'll focus on literacy and mathematics and make sure we are focused on closing the achievement gap and maintaining high standards. kevin: another major challenge. ntps is facing a shortfall. they had to relimbnate 400 positions. powers is -- bowers is ensuring to maintain student and the staff morale will remain high. in rockville kevin lewis, abc7 news. leon: still ahead at 4:00 -- a teacher thought she was rewarding students for good behavior. wind out why she is suspended. alison: christopher barry is talking about the punishment for a violent confrontation at
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you're watching "abc7 news at 4:00". "7 on your side." leon: a d.c. superior court judge today sentencedded the son of the late d.c. mayor marion barry to a year's probation. alison: christopher barry ran unsuccessfully last month for his father's council seat pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors. leon: his lawyer got to tell his side of the story from back in january. sam ford has the story. sam: christopher barry walked out of d.c. court still a free man. sentenced to 12 months probation for an incident last january where he threw a fit at the pnc bank in chinatown.
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threatening a teller and destroying a surveillance camera. >> even though i felt i was wrong i pleaded guilty. >> it was unexcusable but not unprovokedded. sam: his lawyer said barry deposited a $43,000 check he thought had cleared and withdrawing some of it to pay the workers. >> the first person brings the money out. count the money. is it there. ready to be turned over. for some reason another individual gets involved. sam: a teller that barry argued with in the past stopped the transaction and barry complained. >> the statement was if that is your attitude, you don't get any money. sam: he said barry went off. among other things the judge ordered him to anger management class. >> the teller involved i want to apologize. sam: since last may he has been arrested for d.u.i. failure to obey an officer, driving on suspended license and the latest bank incident. christopher barry pleaded guilty this morning in the ail
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salt case he had to come back -- in the assault case he has to come back to a different judge to see if she would revoke his parole. she said to wait a month and come back then. >> walk a straight line. you learn people watch you closely and you have to learn to adjust your lifestyle. sam: reporting from d.c. superior court, sam ford abc7 news. leon: some d.c. drug court participants celebrated the program completion with a search in northwest washington. drug court is designed to achieve reduction in recidivism. the program strives to increase the defendant's likelihood of successful rebillation through treatment and services. alison: tonight in fairfax, teenager in the hospital and another is charged with shooting him. he was shot in his home last night near the fairfax county government center. police say the suspect and the victim knew each other and it
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appears they got into a fight, leading to the shooting. the suspect faces gun charges. the victim was shot in the leg and he is expected to be okay. leon: overturned milk tanker caused mess on a busy maryland highway this morning. the truck was carrying 6000 gallons of milk when it overturned on i-70 before 6:30 a.m. according to the sister station wbff two people were treated for minor injuries. the mess is causing big backups on i-70. one lane in each direction is still closed down while crews are finishing up the clean-up there. alison: good thing it was cooler today. milling on the road. leon: it could get gamey out there. alison: bad. turn to the weather now. it was a beautiful day out. leon: what is ahead now for the drivers hitting the road for the holiday weekend. chief meteorologist doug hill has the forecast. doug: we reported yesterday on abc7 that the biggest travel day for memorial day weekend is thursday. that is when most people get on the road.
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it looks like we will have rain tomorrow. look at what is happening at the moment. gorgeous. 72 in washington with the sunshine. nice breeze. not going to last long. clouds are on the way in. moving in overnight. by sunrise rain from the developing system from st. louis to indianapolis. it will move across southern ohio. kentucky virginia tennessee, north carolina. i know all my state names. eventually across the area through the day tomorrow, to get here tomorrow night and opening the door for i think all things considered a good holiday weekend. the future cast shows the rain encroaching and rain moving in. times today heavier patches of rain south of town. by tomorrow night, lingering showers and then clearing skies. we will be good to go throughout the day tomorrow. chilly compared to today. highs near 60. that makes sense with the clouds and the showers and the easterly winds off the atlantic ocean. the story gets better. sunshine breezy. 75 on saturday. warmer and more humid.
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sunshine. 83 on sunday. right down on memorial day monday. partly sunny, warm and humid. highs with 89 and chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. i'll see if i can make the forecast better and i'll try again in 15 minutes. alison: sounds good. construction is now under way on a playground in montgomery county. leon: coalition for homeless teaming up with kaboom for the project. jeanette reyes shows us how it works. jeanette: you can see around me everyone here is hard at work to make the dream concept come to life. i'm at seneca in montgomery county and this is housing for formerly homeless. joining me now evan and heather. you are with kaboom the organization that is leading the way. tell me what you are doing and why. evan: our work is fueled by partnership. we are here with the montgomery county coalition for the homeless with the funding partner the marriott foundation.
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there is a commitment to make the playground more playable for the families and the children here. jeanette: this means a lot to you. you took a big role in this and you are fortunately homeless. >> i walked around and we got vote from the children and the adults. what playground they wanted. we did interview to see if people would decide if we'd get the playground. we did a bake sale to hold funding. we had a drive. so you see little 5-year-olds bringing pennies out to put it in a penny jar to raise money. the good news this will be completely done later on this afternoon. the bad news is that the kids won't be able to play with it until everything dries, the cement and all of that. exciting news. kids have been waiting on this for a long time. reporting in montgomery county jeanette reyes abc7 news. alison: all right. looks great. thank you. well, drivers applying for
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their licenses in maryland can breathe easier. maryland motor vehicle administration removed parallel parking from the statement wide test. the axes said skill -- the agencies says skills in other tests like judging space and backing up are similar to the parallel parking. parallel parking is required as a curriculum in driver's education courses. leon: you will make me sound like the old man. get off my lawn! alison: it's hard to do. coming up at 4:00 -- late night tv is signing off for good. we look at david letterman's incredible run. leon: a strange find at a flea market. what health officials are narrator: puerto rico's healthcare system is on life support, putting three and a half million puerto ricans at risk. it's an outrage. puerto ricans are us citizens and pay the same medicare taxes, but receive only half the federal healthcare funding as the other 50 states. the headlines tell the story...
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woman: "unfair treatment from washington." man: "thousands without medications." woman: "it's a crisis that could imperil the whole economy." narartor: washington must act now to protect care for three and a half million u.s. citizens. before it's too late.
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leon: we know who will replace tom bergeron in "america's funniest videos." riveiro is better known playing carlton in the show "fresh prince of bel air." he was the winner of season 19 of "dancing with the stars." perfect match. alison: he will probably do the charleston a few times.
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leon: you know it. exactly. you know you probably heard about this. but after more than three decades, david letterman is saying goodbye to late night tv. leon: end of an era and signing off tonight. >> david letterman! >> capping off 33 years of one of late night television leading men david letterman signs off for the last time. after 176 stupid pet trick segments 4600 top ten lists. >> the number win thing i'll miss -- >> 14,000 guest appearances. from the world's biggest stars. >> get it above the chin. >> letterman retired as one of the most admired and the influential icons in television history. dave letterman introduced
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sarcasm mockery a weird point of view to late night television. >> afterday of hilarious -- after dave of hilarious -- >> it's smooth folks. smooth. >> emotional goodbyes from friends. >> i love you. >> fans line up outside the theater. >> an opportunity to say thank you, dave. we appreciate the year of funnies. >> on this his 6028 broadcast, the last of a memorable, meaningful career. david letterman said he had no part in choosing his successor. in new york marsy gonzalez abc7 news. leon: it's amazing to think how long he has been able to -- his career has been incredible. alison: interesting to see what happens tonight. leon: they're taping it as we speak now.
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alison: okay. leon: we'll see what happens tonight. >> i'm sure it will be fun. maybe you are an aspiring singer/songwriter. we have a contest to tell you about. clint black looking for the next big act. upload a video of you or your band performing an original song on the public sharing website chiteo. clint black will narrow it down to four finalists and people can vote for their favorite. you have until june 2 to submit your video. the winner will be announced in july to record a song in clint black's studio. go to for contest rules. leon: coming up next on "abc7 news at 4:00". forget about bringing your selfie to another tourist attraction. we tell you where. alison: "7 on your side" to help you make money while you
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alison: breaking news in the u.s. capitol gyrocopter case we told you about. a federal grand jury indicted doug hughes for flying his gyrocopter on the u.s. capitol lawn last month. he was indicted on six charges including two felonies.
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hughes faces 9.5 years in prison if convicted. we will have more from the interview with hughes coming up at 6:00 tonight. leon: update for a story we brought you last week. a high school teacher in west virginia has been suspended for the rest of the school year after showing the movie "50 shades of grey" to her class. the students convinced her to show the r-rated movie as a reward for good work. an assistant principal shut down the movie after ten minutes. they told the school officials she didn't know what the movie was about. alison: really? leon: maybe she thought it was about coloring. i don't know. alison: well, a bizarre bust at a texas flea market shut down a sonogram business. an investigation by the sister station in san antonio found a woman selling $35 entertainment sonograms to expecting mothers. the woman had all the right equipment there.
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the exam even came with photos and the d.v.d. but the department of health says she was not qualified to perform the exam on her own. >> they didn't have, there was not a medical director. for a device like that you have to be a physician or overseen by a physician. there wasn't a doctor supervising the ultrasounds. that is a problem as well. alison: obviously. the f.d.a. issued warning against sonogram for entertainment purposes because of the overexposure to the heat effect of the device. the equipment has been seized and company shut down. leon: do you want to share us what is entertaining about a sonogram? alison: i don't find them that entertaining. helpful. leon: it might be entertaining if you made peter do one. alison: no. i don't know. here is something else that i can relate to. not so sure about you. good news for those who love to shop. there are ways to earn cash
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each time you go to the store. leon: consumer reporter john matarese shows us how thousands of people are saving money. john: cell phone are not cheap. at average $85 a month, $1000 a year not including the cost of the phone. but san antonio i have people are earning the dollars back to -- but some savvy people are earning the dollars back and making money or their own. teresa heads to target where she plans to make money. she doesn't work here. she is going to shop with apps that pay her back. and pay her so far -- >> over $800. >> she has earned $800 in one year. how does it work? she buys item up for rebate. >> you go to target and buy chips. submit your receipt. john: she gets a dollar back on granola bars. doubles terning with another
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app. >> you just snap a picture of your receipt and you get points. i can be any store. john: you don't have to buy specific products. >> that is a picture of it. john: a shopping blogger megan feno has a list of the cash back apps. others include checkout 51. snap. cash pirate. ebates. two down sides you need to know about. one, your privacy. the apps collect data on what you buy watch and click on. two, you may buy things you don't need. give one or go a test try. if it's legitimate it shouldn't cost anything to sign up. i'm john matarese abc7 news. alison: and just so you know you can find a link to all of those apps on our website. you can file this under the common ens category. disney world banned selfie sticks because they won't stop using them on rides. they use them to snap a selfie
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on a roller coaster so disney pull the plug. the latest venue to lay down the law in the selfie sticks including sports arena and museums even here in d. c. like the smithsonian. leon: do you think you have to tell someone not to do in a ride? alison: obviously. leon: you have to tell someone to not do that? alison: they were doing it. leon: what in the world? unbelievable. common. common sense! alison: dangerous. leon: don't you think? especially for the one behind you. doug: want to go to beach? alison: love to. doug: a live look at the boardwalk. cool. 67 there now. clear skies. the waves rolling on shore. a sneak peek at saturday and sunday. cool every on the beaches on saturday with the upper 20's expected. but we do 70's for sunday. monday is the same. we will add degrees to that.
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the water temperature is chilly. but it will be fine for the most part through the beaches saturday sunday monday. temperatures are comfortable enough. 71 in norfolk. heat of the past days is pushed south to hang and lurk there for a while. it is coming back. probably by, you know, monday and tuesday of next week. meanwhile, cool numbers. 46 in chicago. 59 in detroit. 53 in pittsburgh. this is a setup for what will happen here tomorrow. look at this. 48 in st. louis. low pressure here and as it advances eastward it will turn the winds off the ocean. tomorrow is not bright and sunny. the clouds coming overnight and the rain after the sunrise to 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning to overspread the area. period of rain. there could be pocket of e ver rain. i will depend the computer model that we check. but the consensus is the heavier rain will stay south of the metro area.
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this rain will get out of here tomorrow night by sunset or before. clearing skies after that. here we go with the forecast for thursday. cloudy and cool. 60's at best with period of rain throughout the day. for next several days we have improvement for certain. friday is sungny and breezy. mid-70's. in the holiday weekend. sunshine. temperatures, mid-70's friday. warming up and sunday is lower 80's. memorial day and tuesday. even wednesday for that matter. it's hot and humid. just a chance at the thunderstorms that are isolated on monday. better chance of scattered storms tuesday and wednesday. alison: okay. not so bad. looking good. leon: all right. coming up on "abc7 news at 5:00" -- police investigate a local little league umpire. what he is accused of doing and why police are asking parents to come forward. alison: plus, a local mother
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makes a deadly mistake many believe to be unthinkable. find out how she is trying to help other new parents after leaving her child behind in a hot car. that is coming up. now turn the attention to roadways. we are heading up for a holiday weekend and a lot of traffic. jamie: we have a lot of traffic. good news i'll start off with this. we had an earlier crash cleared away. most is easing now. look at the beltway. focus on the slow stretches. we have it on the outer look approaching the wilson bridge. zooming in closer to the area near virginia, getting closer this will take you 16 minutes to work from the american region bridge continuing to the 270 spurt. if job continue on the inner loop to connecticut aver, it's still slowing.
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a live look near 201 to give you an idea of the pace. the inner and the utter loop. take a live look for the pace we are at right now. this is slow like i said. this is a pace you will have. as far as crashes, the 66 one. cleared away. nothing to worry about on the interstate but delays. back to you. leon: all right. coming up next on "abc7 news at 4:00" -- president obama focused on climate change in the commencement address before the u.s. coast guard academy and why he says global warming
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narrator: puerto rico's healthcare system is on life support, putting three and a half million puerto ricans at risk. it's an outrage. puerto ricans are us citizens and pay the same medicare taxes, but receive only half the federal healthcare funding as the other 50 states. the headlines tell the story... woman: "unfair treatment from washington." man: "thousands without medications." woman: "it's a crisis that could imperil the whole economy." narartor: washington must act now to protect care for three and a half million u.s. citizens. before it's too late.
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alison: president obama says climate change is a flet to security and will impact how the military defends the u.s. leon: the president made the marks today before the commencement address at the coast guard academy. karen traverse has more.
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karen: it's graduation season and today, president obama handed outdy mowmas to the -- diploma to the coast guard academy. >> president he also pirnsed a stark warning. >> climate change is a threat to global security. immediate risk to the national security. make no mistake, it will impact how the military defends the country. karen: he said climate change is at the top of the a agenda. >> some of you have served in alaska and aboard the ice breakers and you know the effect. karen: he said climate change not the root cause is a contributor to the crisis. president obama: it's now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices help fuel the early unrest in
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syria which defended in civil war. karen: the president issued several warnings about climate change to make it health issue and environmental issue. here he is at the everglades in florida on earth day. >> if we don't act there may not be an everglades as we know it. karen: the republican-controlled congress has not jumped at the call for action. he said it undermines the readiness of the u.s. forces. karen travers, abc7 news. leon: tonight, only on 7 -- a d.c. mansion murder exclusive. the housekeeper's husband sits down with abc7. leon: he talks about the love his life. what he saw at the home and an odd phone call. parents stunned by the arrest of little league umpire. the sting that sent him to
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jail. the thief targeting a woman while chevrolet fighting for her life. >> now, "abc7 news at 5:00". "7 on your side." alison: tonight, new information coming in the newsroom about what happened the hours before that mansion fire in northwest d.c. last week. it comes as the husband of the housekeeper found dead after that fire spoke exclusively with abc7 about his wife. brianne carter live with the story you will see only on 7. brianne: in the last ten minutes the investigators brought large boxes of evidence out from the home. you see behind me placing them in a large police truck. now this comes on the same night we are hearing from a heartbroken husband who set his wife loved to work at this house with this family. >> she was a great woman. a lovely woman. >> fighting back tears
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bernardo describes his wife veralicia figueroa. veralicia figueroa was the savopoulos family housekeeper with savvas savopoulos and amy and their young son were all tragically killed inside the burned-out home last week. >> i was loving her so much. brianne: he says the last time he saw his wife was wednesday, may 13 when he dropped her off at the bus. brianne: tonight new information on what was happening at the family home. according to the "washington post," the family and figueroa were held inside thursday. a man dropped off a box with $40,000 inside. there were injuries on three of the four inside. >> i didn't say a


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