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winter weather alert. maureen: a last fast-moving weather system arrives this everything. how much could it bring and the impact on the morning commute. >> find out. doug hill is standing by now with the latest on the forecast for tomorrow. >> snow. it's not a major event but the temperatures around freezing we could have extra time for the morning driver to worth. a winter storm warning in effect. doppler radar continues to pickup echoes and the returns of snow. but the surface report say a lot of it is not reaching the ground yet. that is typical when the snow falls in the dry air. in time later tonight the snow will reach the ground. we see mois
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search eastward from the storm center. the storm center will move south through south carolina and the north carolina. and eventually off the coast of cape hatteras to intensify to a huge, ocean storm. but until it happens, 12 hours worth of keeping an eye on things here to move through the area with the area of snow we think by 4:30 or 5:00 in the morning 6:00 at the latest should clear the metro area. by the time it is finished some areas, many may only have a trace on the grass. we will have a full report in a few minutes. leon: we have seen enough of snow. done with it. maureen: not yet. leon: stick with here on abc7 as we continue to track the storm. if there are changing coming in, we will let you know. you can be the first to find out. even if you are away from the television sign up for text alerts and going
6:02 pm we will let you know on your device. developing in manassas, shots fired. not far from several schools. several vehicles were struck. but not until 4:00 that they were allowed to go home. we will have an update as information is available. maureen: in the meantime we are learning more about yesterday's barricade in franconia. it turns out the young man involved did not have a real gun. he is 19 years old but charged with assault on a police officer. javid was firing a starting revolver that doesn't fire bullets but makes the sound of a revolver and he is held without bond. the memorial bridge connecting arlington and washington, d.c.
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it's known for the architecture, the traffic backups and need for extensive repairs. now the 84-year-old span faces prospect of being closed for good. brianne carter is live along the bridge with why it could become a reality. >> it could be be. if they don't find the cold hard cash. $250 million to overhaul the bridge so many rely on every day. >> these pictures from a recent inspection of the iconic arlington memorial bridge the park service says shows an accelerated rate of the deterioration. this happened in the past year. >> the deck should be 11 inch of concrete. when we pull it out it crumbles to rock. a few months ago we got a look at the core rose underneath the bridge tens of thousands drive over every day.
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>> since 2010, $10 million has been spent on the emergency repairs. later this year, another $5 million is used to shore up the inner support and it is not enough. the park service needs to find $250 million to overhaul the entire bridge or they may have to close the river crossing. >> the park service plans to apply for grant and work with the d.c. and the virginia to come up with the money. people using the bridge every day say closing it would be devastating. >> it would hurt people economically and put stress on the other bridges. >> the fact that the bridge might not be able to service people in cars in the future is again a huge disappointment. i say that i would try to come up with the money at any cost. >> one of the things that the park service stressed is the bridge is safe for drivers and pedestrians. they have the bridge engineers keeping a co
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bridge as they keep a close eye on finding this money. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. leon: thank you. all right. turn to the war of words before tonight's debate. one of the men speaking up tonight is not even a candidate. the final republican president nominee in 2012 mitt romney blasting this year's front-runner donald trump. scott thuman is now live with us. a look at what the turn means. >> eye opening stuff. everyone wondered how mitt romney would handle donald trump's rise. today we found out. long before romney spoke in salt lake city trump's camp went on the offensive to point out that trump got more vote in romney home state of massachusetts than romney did in 2012. romney's plan is attack donald trump biggest selling point. the trump busine
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>> you say wait, wait, wait. isn't he a huge business success? doesn't he know what he is talking about? no, he isn't. no, he doesn't. his bankruptcies have crushed small businesses. trump magazine, trumps vodka, trumps steak, trumps mortgage. business genius he is not. >> mitt was set to run. i know this from people close to him. he has a desire at the convention to try to get some kind of a thing. hillary clinton will destroy him in the election. scott: time will tell if this is a turning point. leon: we will see what happens. every night. it's not boring. bernie sa
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this morning ahead of the democratic debate. maryland's highest court weighing whether an officer can be compelled to testify in another officer trial. arguments are coming up. leon: airlines apply now to fly you to cuba. we will let you know how many flights are available and the airlines that you might want to take to get there. maureen: look at the storm that is approaching and which could see the snow and how it could affect the ride to work tomorrow. still ahead.
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maureen: go back to manassas, virginia, richard reeve on the scene of the shooting we told you about earlier. we are hearing that the homes are being evacuated. >> we still have an active scene in manassas. where the police are investigating to see if there are two suspects or not. they are looking at the end of the street there. you may be able to see it, rich, at the end of the street. you see a low brick structure. they believe that perhaps two men may be in there. they are not sure. that is what they are trying to ch
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they don't know if the two individuals have weapons or not. that is what they have been told by the witnesses. this all began around 1:30 this afternoon. police got report of two men opening fire on a passing vehicle. they secured the block and put some schools on lockdown. shelter in place. they have released that. george street. so right now they are trying to ascertain if they are in there or armed. the a.t.f. is here and helping with
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live in manassas. maureen: thank you, richard. >> 267th national guard group came back from kuwait and brought mom with them. i'm sam ford. that is next on abc7 news. maureen: plus it could be winter's last stand. when the snow will fall and which part could see the most of it. erin: i'm hawking in sports -- i'm erin hawksworth. why they are not worried about this. when "abc7 news at 6:00" continues.
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leon: baltimore police officer william porter is waiting a new trial. one of six charged in the death of freddie gray. first trial ended in a hung jury in january. prosecutors want him to testify in the next case against one of the other officers.
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maureen: u.s. airlines are ready to flight to cuba. legacy carrier delta, united, american apply and so has the discount carriers southwest, jet blue and alaska airlines. that is six airlines for 20 daily round trip flights between the u.s. and havana. ten others are allowed between u.s. and cities with international airports. leon: sam ford is at the armory where the families were reunited for the first time in a year. sam: more than 40 m.p.'s
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arrived to arrive back yesterday. >> also there is mother of three. planning to surprise the kids and the family surprised her. >> kids, mom, boring. >> i'm happy. >> the sister and the kids came. >> we are super excited. >> it has been too long. >> dad was there. >> how is it be mom and dad for nine months? >> it's very, very difficult. >> we do what we can do. >> everybody is strong. >> i'm ready to be with the family. >> most others arrived earlier made it home for their r
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s. >> not a very long while but they will rest for a while. then come back to work. >> so a happy time for johnson family of waldorf who have mom back again. they are heading home. i'm sure they are hoping mom will be with them this time for a long time without a breakment reporting from southeast washington, sam ford, abc7 news. leon: all right. thank you, sam. six weeks after snowpocalypse there is a large and a dirty reminder of the big storm out there. warner weather has barely put -- warmer weather has barely put a dent in the snow pile. the lot will remain closed until the snow melts and leaves the area so it is temporarily unavailable for the fans attending the d.c. united games and it can't be used for the annual shamrock
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rock 'n' roll marathon. it has to be repaved when it's gone. doug: there is more than snow in the pile. there is junk and stuff in there. leon: you name it. doug: yeah. piles of the stuff they have to deal with. listen, this is a storm that will pass well south. brief encounter with the storm center. a little snow on the grassy areas if that. here we go. if you want winter, here is my suggestion. head to winter green. 21 degrees. snowing like crazy there. skiers on the slopes. here we are in march. the march scheme. they will pick up three or four inches of the new powder on the slopes. in our area, nah, nothing like that. we will see area of snow and the wet flakes. on grassy areas. not much more than that. 51 and 34 are the averages on the third day of march. we continue to watch the temperatures hold steady in upper 30's to the lower 40's. winds out of the east and the southeast. with the cloudy skies there is
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get cold. once the snow starts that motion of the snow falling through the air will chill the air down. but most of the areas will remain above freezing. mostly what falls will melt. the national weather service canceled a bunch of counties out of the winter weather advisory. this might be the beginning of a trend here. evidenced with the more significant snow is brief and tends to be south. well south. snow on the doppler is mostly not reaching the ground. got a call from june in gaithersburg to negotiate. a little light snow. king george is snowing lightly but steadily. this is a huge storm. so much that the forecast is for the hurricane force winds and the 30-foot seas. cruise ships take notice.
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the skies will head out of here. the trace is a trace. we have a little band. we'll see if this develops. steve rudin has more about the update on the timing and the impact and the amount when he sees you tonight at 10:00. on the sister channel on newschannel8 and here at 111 :00. chilly snow. we will deal with that. check out the weekend. slow warmup by monday. lower 70's tuesday and wednesday.
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play hard. we have had a toughgo but it is preparing us. i'm proud of the team and what we are doing and what we have done and i think best is yet to come. erin: leon says they better win. so listen. at the verizon center it's like march madness today. a big high school d.c./s.a.a. tournament with the best public and the private schools in the district. four games, two boys, two girls. st. john's taking on anacostia earlier. st. japan's ran away with this. 66-38 was the final. there are two more games to go tonight. well done ladies. meantime the national newcomer daniel murphy faced the former team for the first time today in florida. murphy walked and scored on anthony rindone's two-run single in the first inning in the 9-4 mets --
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>> filled in quickly. it's different. four or five months ago they were the teammates. >> the texans released arian foster. you wonder if the redskins consider getting him here maybe. >> he is getting older. maureen: that's really bad. maureen: the man of the hour is dug hill with the forecast. doug: quick recap. winter weather advisory from 10:00 to 10:00. most of the snow is the flurries. maybe more. trace of two inches. steve rudin has the final word on that tonight at 11:00. tracking the storm. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is up next.
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tonight, donald trump under attack. the republican revolt under way. mitt romney taking aim with a blistering new attack on trump. >> donald trump is a phony. a fraud. >> trump tonight, firing back. >> mitt, drop to your knees. > . >> and don't trump about to face someone else. fox host megyn kelly after a very public feud. breaking news tonight. a young police officerer charged with murder. authorities say he thought the suspect was holding a weapon. new developments. the urgent manhunt right now, after nearly a dozen men make off with ar-15-style rifles. where they're searching now. the billionaire ceo and the deadly crash. less than 24 hours after he was indicted. new tonight here, the 911 calls. you'll hear them.


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