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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] announcer: now, abc 7 news at noon on your side. jummy: new information in the shooting death of a prince george's county police officer. the commissioner making a forsion about the charges two of the brothers. the officer died from friendly fire during the ambush. john: we are getting word that
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degreed the second murder charge and the gun charge for each brother in this case. the brothers of michael ford. take a look at the scene. this is the police station. you can see officers are still very vigilant this afternoon. we want to show you disturbing stuff. officer jacai colson had parked on sunday afternoon, minutes after the bullets started ringing out. if you look at the street, this is where michael ford was allegedly standing when he pointed the gun at officers and started firing. look at all of the paint markers. oft gives you an indication just how violent this gun battle was. if you look at the front door of the station, the door is boarded up after bullets shattered the glass. brothers, michael ford, his brothers, elijah and mal
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ik, who parked and recorded the entire thing. >> i am devastated this is happening to a young police man. an educated black police man, working to protect us. john: the alleged gunman was by cop, evenicide recording a last will and testament before arriving with his brothers. they face attempted murder charges. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. colsonofficer jacai would have turned 29 this week. staying on top of every new development in this case. to our other big story, another big day in the race for the white house.
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take three. voters in five states heading to the polls today, including the states of ohio and florida. it may be do or die for some of the candidates. here with the is latest from the campaign trail. race for the white house is in the hands of the voters. miss clinton: i am asking for your vote. i hope to be your nominee. mr. tromp: this is the place i want to win. delegates up for state in five states. donald trump has his eyes on the big prizes, florida and ohio. havingmp: we seem to be great poll numbers. become: john kasich has public enemy number one in the buckeye state. he cast his ballot this morning in the case. we are going to win. i feel terrific.
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ohio is a must win for john kasich. florida is make or break for marco rubio. lose at and kasich home, it could be down to a two-man race between donald trump and ted cruz. >> the last bastian of the establishment is going to lose. that is what is amazing about the race. kenneth: bernie sanders is closing in on hillary clinton. a loss will slow her down, but it will not be enough to block her path to the democratic nomination. bernie sanders has his sights set on the next contest. he is rallying in arizona. hillary clinton and donald trump have election night parties planned in south florida. in cleveland, ohio, kenneth mouton, abc 7 news. jummy:
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thuman at 9:00. he is bringing you complete coverage of super tuesday when he hosts an hour-long special on the primaries. 9:00 on ourght at sister station, newschannel 8. a rainy start for the morning, but the clouds are not moving out. doug hill is here with a look at the forecast. doug: things will brighten up a bit. 49 degrees. there are breaks in the overcast starting to show up. i think that will do well for us. national harbor, the same story. skies will brighten. we will see sunshine and spots later this afternoon. 46, frederick. 49, andrews. 53 degrees in fredericksburg. our average high as 55. a little sunshine late in the afternoon. a change in the wind direction. i think we will get above the 60 degree mark. everything on
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patches of showers coming across the mountains and the blue ridge. we will start to see conditions improve. a quick look at futurecast as we head through the afternoon. breaks in the overcast developing as the trend continues. 4:00, 3:00, we should see a little break. this evening, we should clear out with patchy clouds. tomorrow's forecast, i will gladly share in a couple of minutes. you then.will see metro finishing repairs overnight after yesterday's fire in the tunnels at mcpherson square. in foggy bottom and the federal trying a had to be shut down for the repairs to happen. new gm says these things happen with an old system. also happening right now, a traffic alert for
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four drivers in prince william county. was killed on federally 29th after she drove over the median and hit a tractor-trailer. investigators do not believe speed, alcohol, or drugs were factors. the section of route one will be closed until 4:00 this afternoon. hoping for a smoother commute on the rails. once you cross the 14th street bridge from 395 and get on to 14th street, you can see we have two of our right lanes blocked. one lane to the left gets by. this is nothing that is a problem. and moved totch the maps. 95 in virginia heading northbound, there is activity with an accident. everything has been moved to the shoulder. we had a solid
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loosening up. not bad if you travel on 295. a smooth ride urge street tunnel -- a smooth ride. typical.eet tunnel, we did get a tweet from the prince george's police department. here is a look at what is closed off. bender road right outside the district three police station. are still closed off. that is a look at traffic. rename a prince william county school is taking a controversial term. the board voted to re-name the school after a black community member. a school board member received an alarming message at his home. jeanette: controversy brewing over the renaming of this middle school and a recent disturbing finding is revealing a racial component to this.
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godwin middle school goes back to january. namedarents wanted it after kyle wilson while others georgeit named after hampton. some did not want to change at all. the board chose to compromise and name a newer school after middle schoolwin after hampton. things took an ugly turn after one board member's wife found a confederate flag in her mailbox with a racial slur written on it. that it issomething someone's idea of sending a message that is very inappropriate and unfortunate. jeanette: a board meeting was scheduled for tomorrow evening. this issue is not on the agenda. officials tell me th
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parents to bring it up. reporting in prince william county, jeannette reyes, abc 7 news. jummy: the house oversight committee is holding a hearing on the flint water crisis. emergency manager said he was grossly misled by state and federal experts who never told him lead was leaching into the water supply. sets one of the four people to testify today. we will have more at 4:00. uber driver who admits to killing six people in michigan is blaming the app. took overon says uber his mind and body and made him feel like a puppet. survived, her condition is improving. back on the stand, the latest testimony from the
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the website gawker. investigations into a knife found that o.j. simpson's estate. we are on eagle watch. when the new baby eagle is expected to make his debut. the warmest day of the week is ahead. doug will be back with his forecast.
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announcer: you are watching abc 7 news at noon, on your side. jummy: president obama will become the first president in nearly 90 years to visit cuba next week.
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visit is allen gross. he spent five years in a prison until the administration secured his release as part of an effort to improve the grammatical relations. he spoke about his experiences and his hope for the future a short time ago. >> i support any progress evolving from newfound constructive engagement. why have a state department or diplomacy if we do not engage? s was arrested in 2009 while trying to set up internet access in cuba. he lost 100 pounds and most of the vision in his right eye while in prison. the founder of the gossip website gawker returned to the stand in a lawsuit brought by hulk hogan. he is suing for $100 million after it posted a video of hulk hogan having sex with his then -best
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it true and interesting? check with legal. jummy: hogan testified he did not know he was being recorded. and -- hethey were claims the video and publication was an invasion of privacy. the lapd says forensic tests on a knife found that o.j. simpson's home. no dna was found on the ninth due to the length of time it was underground. they are trying to determine if it was connected to the murder --. mandatoryho ignored -- the water levels are expected to rise several more feet.
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home for a few weeks. the vatican says mother teresa will become a saint on september 4. pope francis set the date today. she was known across the world for her work with the poor and the sons of india. she received the nobel peace pricze. right now, we are on egg watch. one of the two bald eagle eggs laid at the national arboretum is expected to hatch as early as today. sam: everybody is watching this camera. let's look at the national arboretum. the first ladynd are standing by.
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hatch any time. you can see the eggs hatch at any time. two healthyfor eagles, but you never know what is going to happen. if you think you have a hunch of when these eagles will hatch, tweet your prediction using # dceaglecam. tvs are on this monitor. as soon as we have an eaglet, we will let you know. back to you. panda watch, eagle watch, what is next? doug: it is exciting. jummy: we love babies around here. doug: i will send a lot of texts. the weather is fine. it is kind of cloudy and chilly.
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temperatures should respond. we are looking at bowie, a time lapse there. the raindrops on the camera lens dry up. some indication of breaks in the overcast developing. that might bring sunshine to many parts of our area. 52, springfield. 52, 4 washington. 52, largo. the day, we of going to be optimistic. of 62 or 63 this afternoon. tomorrow we will get a nice break. 73 degrees or so. late in the afternoon, a cold front will come in. maybe a shower or a rumble of thunder.
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southwest of washington, a little band farther northeast south of baltimore. doppler radar will pull it back. overall picture, the area of moisture is leaving the area. there are areas breaking up waves of clouds now. clearing skies coming across the western sections of virginia. futurecast, the sense of timing here, as far as early this afternoon, clearing skies developing to the west. before sunset, a fair amount of sunshine. mostly clear overnight. we get into the day tomorrow and it goes the other way. by 4:35, we could see showers. look how much it clears out behind the front. it will be a bit on the chilly side. the forecast for the next day or so calls for the sunsh
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partly cloudy to clear. stray sunny with a afternoon shower. the next seven days, it will turn cooler. showers for st. patrick's day. and chilly. degrees a high of 51. sunday is looking like showers will be in the forecast. back to sunshine by monday. it won't be long before we have 70's back on our forecast. maybe after the eagles are born. jummy: thank you. time is running out to get your taxes done. the deadline is april 18. the accountant during our phone bank today. we will have experts on hand to help you handle any questions you may have. that is tonight on abc 7 news at noon. coming up, the university facing a
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on your side health alert. as temperatures rise, so do pollen levels. doctors say there are things you can do to lessen your symptoms. use a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter to suck up all the pollen around your house. in from thee outside, take off your coat and shoes and shower to get the pollen off. track pollen levels online. when they are high, stay indoors. prescriptions are filled and stock up on antihistamines, just in case. have diagnosed five students at the university of san diego with the mumps. health department is providing free vaccinations in the hopes of preventing the spread. containfficials hope to the virus before students leave on spring break.
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jummy: i hear the sun will make an appearance. doug: take a look. the rain is moving out. some clearing developing west of the metro area. we expect some sunshine later this afternoon. a warmer day tomorrow. late day
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, cooler with showers thursday. a split decision on the weekend. jummy: thank you. thank you for joining us.
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