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announcer: now, abc 7 news at noon. on your side. >> we are drying out after a wet start to monday. that does not mean things are calming down. chief meteorologist doug hill is here with a look at the windy forecast. doug: the winds are starting to guest. just a few hours ago, we were totally overcast. now, bright sunshine and gusty
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we have high pressure following this morning's cold front we will see wind gusts to 45 miles an hour around the area. the areas in 10 under the advisory until 12:00 tonight. these are the wind gusts we have seen. already 43 miles an hour in cumberland. 35 in hagerstown. the higher the elevation, the stronger the winds will be. even in metro area, winds will gusts to 35 or 40 miles per hour. the air is mild. no wind chill. to deal with. it will be a mild afternoon. 66 in fredericksburg. 64 in leesburg. for the rest of the afternoon, plenty of sunshine. strong, gusty winds. temperatures will hit about 65 degrees. cooler tonight down to about 51 by midnight. the winds northwesterly at 15 to 25, dusting to 45 miles per hour. we will
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a few minutes. jummy: we will see you then. the rain and wind is not good for the cherry blossoms. we will get an update on them in a few minutes. limited service resuming on marc and amtrak after a deadly crash that shutdown service for hours. a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train. this happened just after 7:00 this morning. sam sweeney joins us with what he has just learned. reporter: we have just learned in the last three minutes full-service on the northeast corridor and marc line has been fully restored. earlier, the scene a much different situation. the police still on the scene. a person was struck just after 7:00 this morning. immediately, marc and amtrak
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at 10:30, limited service began on one track. officials tell us this had trains backed up in both directions the between baltimore and d.c. causing a major travel disruption on a busy line. investigators are working to identify this person and figure out why they were on the train tracks in the first place. if you hour, we are told expect to travel on the northeast corridor or the 10 line, you should expect residual delays throughout the afternoon. sam sweeney, anchor abc 7 news. jummy: we want to get to new developments in the war on terror. the only person charged in connection to belgium attacks is free. he was released just after a judge ruled there was insufficient evidence for his arrest. authorities released new surveillance video of moments before the attack at the brussels airport. police are still trying to identify the man in the black hat. the death
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deadly bombings have climbed to 45. repairs have started in damaged areas of the airport. tests will be conducted tomorrow. flights could resume later this week. leaders from 50 countries are in d.c. for a nuclear security summit. police say residents and commuters should prepare for delays and closures. >> we have implemented enhanced security measures throughout the city in regards to the brussels attack as well. we will continue that posture for the for seeable future. jummy: trains will not stop at mount vernon square metro station wednesday through saturday. use gallery place instead. they are urging agencies to allow employees to use options to work. for alternatives, head to
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happening on the roadways now. for that, we will check in with jamie sullivan. jamie: a reminder of closures in place beginning wednesday at 7:00 p.m. new york avenue, mass avenue. this will be closures that will be in place for quite a few days. this will go into place wednesday evening. currently, service has been restored on amtrak between d.c. and baltimore. 10 same thing on the marc line. although stops are being made to washington. no problems in d.c. on the freeway. quiet on 295. 66 no issues. if you are heading on the outer approach college park and route one, there is red work in place. 18 miles per hour currently is your average. that is just midday roadwork. no other problems to report. jummy: thank you.
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tradition for a big part of our area. spinning time with the family at the national zoo. few years,st it has been interrupted by violence. john gonzalez shows us how they are taking measures to make sure it is safe and fun. reporter: the rain will not stop a 125 year tradition at the national zoo. we have been seeing families showing up. it is easter monday. a traditional easter egg hunt. this event started in 1891. this year, there will be increased security and police. tents have been set up for back-checks because the family-friendly event has been marred with violence in the past. say they believe they must rise above that and keep this tradition alive. >> that is t t
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people coming together, enjoying, getting to see different things and people. >> we are going to do the easter egg hunt here. we have animals and do a lot of fun stuff. reporter: on connecticut avenue, police have set up a mobile command center to keep an eye on things. they are saying don't be alarmed by seeing this. they are wanting everyone to have a great time. the event is running from 10:00 this morning until 3:00 this afternoon. the zoo is open until 7:00 tonight. this easter event is free to the public. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. friendsappening now, and family of prince george's county police officers are gathering to been a final farewell. a burial service is underway in pennsylvania. a funeral was held friday in prince george's county. agoon was killed two weeks as officers responded from ambush outside a police station. he would have turned 29 a few days later.
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brought you two weeks ago. we have now learned the woman saved from a burning building in southeast d.c. has died from her injuries. family members told the "washington post" the 64-year-old died in hospice care. the firefighter risked his life by giving his oxygen mask to her. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. as of today, the district is tong private ambulances respond to calls after years of slow response times to serious calls. fire and e.m.s. will still respond to 911 calls. they will determine the severity of the injuries. those with less serious injuries will be taken to hospital by a private company. that allows fire and e.m.s. crews to be available to respond to more serious calls. noon, up on abc 7 news at we will check on the easter egg roll at the white house and hear the president's message for his final time presiding over
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affecting the cherry blossoms on the tidal basin. new actions in north carolina and georgia over laws that have spurred outrage in the fight for lgbt equality. doug hill will show us what is coming after the rain and what is in store for this afternoon. the full forecast when we return.
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but jamie raskin is the only democrat for congress o's authored landmark ogressive laws -- marriage equality, equal pay for women, green maryland act, assault weapons ban, and more. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. announcer: you are watching abc 7 news at noon. on your side. jummy: take a look at this. firefighters working overnight and into the day containing a fireball that erupted at an oklahoma pier.
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boats sink. seven were destroyed. several people had to be rescued. no one was hurt. filed thets groups first challenge to north carolina law they say is discriminatory. the new law bans people from using bathrooms that don't match their biological sex. it bans cities from having their own antidiscrimination policies. the law was introduced, voted on, and signed within 12 hours leading to protest across the state. many companies have spoken out against the law. studios in them state, the georgia governor has vetoed a religious freedom bill. opponents argued it would have allowed this formation based on sexual orientation. supporters said it was to protect religious liberties. fidel castro is apparently not impressed by improving u.s. rela
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former cuban leader wrote in state media about president obama's trip. it recounts the troubled relationship dating back to the bay of pigs. his main message, cuba does not need the empire to give it any presence. if you are outside this morning, you know it was a rainy start. that gave a toy windy afternoon and evening. it could be a bad combination for the cherry blossoms. the blossoms drew enormous crowds over the weekend. jeannette reyes shows us how they are weathering the rain and wind. reporter: we are at the tidal now surrounded by beautiful scenery. rain, wind, and cherry blossoms don't mix. is mikeme with concerns with the national park service. talk about what we are seeing on the ground. >> we had a spectacular weekend. the weather was great.
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looking at the cherry blossoms. we had heavy rain this morning and overnight. forecasting heavy wind with gusts up to 40 miles an hour this afternoon. those things combined with the factory blossoms have been at peak for several days is likely to bring a number of the blossoms down. reporter: it seems like mother nature has been throwing curveballs right and left. >> rain overnight. it will probably bring some blossoms down. there are some trees that have not bloomed yet. the second most abundant variety, where looking for them to be at peak loom april 4 and 5. cannot get down in the next day or so, you still have the opportunity to see spectacular blossoms in the next week or so. reporter: thank you so much. there is good news. there's still a chance to see it. right now, it does look gorgeous. if you don't mind the wacky
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at the tidal basin. jeannette reyes, back to you. jummy: thank you. now a live look at the tidal basin. you see the cherry trees along the water. still a lot of people out there. thankfully, the sun is out. doug: we have bright sunshine. temperatures will be comfortable in the 60's. the winds are going to get strong midafternoon. let's tell you the story. we are going to lose some of them but hopefully not all of them. this is from germantown maryland the past few hours. when we started the animation, it was still overcast. 60 degrees at the moment. you can see the clouds lift. the northwesterly wind is bringing in drier air. we have lots of sunshine. notice the camera bouncing around. it is impressive through the afternoon. a lot of color on the trees and blooms. we are in good shape. we
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midnight for the shaded areas through pennsylvania and new jersey toward new york state. we are getting a big push of high pressure rapidly behind this morning's cold front. that is the reason for the strong wind. that is the warm direction this time of year. the latest sustained winds 22 miles per hour at leesburg. with gusts to over 40 miles an hour. the wind feels lighter in the metro area. the direction is west-southwesterly. the drier air is out of the west. we will see wind speeds increase. it is a good illustration of why the wind advisory is north of town because that is where we will find the strongest winds throughout the afternoon. temperatures, mid 60's, plenty of sunshine. through the evening, it will stay breezy through the nighttime hours as well. satellite for the past few hours showed how quickly the clouds cleared. these stripes
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the heavier clouds is west of the mountains. we are in for a lot of sunshine through the afternoon. the larger picture shows the frontal position, high pressure rapidly surging behind the front. clear skies and gusty wind with a high of 63 with pledge of sunshine. 15d speeds are going to be to 25 throughout the afternoon and evening gusting over to 45 miles per hour. tomorrow, a bit of a breeze, but plenty of sun and 63 degrees. bright sunshine, 61 on wednesday. we will warm up to 70 on thursday. another front comes through with showers and thunderstorms. we could have heavy thunderstorms thursday afternoon. rain friday morning. clearing and cooler through the weekend. jummy: we will take it. we will have to wait for it. thank you. look at this incredible image from islands in alaska.
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volcano is erupting sending ash 20,000 feet into the air. a passenger on a jet nearby snapped this image. the last erupted three years ago. there are no reports of injuries. coming up, it is one of the oldest traditions in the city. the easter egg roll at the white house. the sights and sounds of that event next.
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jummy: they live look at the white house. this year's easter egg roll is in full swing. we knomore than 35,000
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take part in this day long event. president obama: happy easter. out, so brought the sun we appreciate that so much. this is always one of our favorite events of the year. jummy: president obama and the first lady got the event started a few hours ago. kidd o'shea and eileen whelan take us inside for all the fun. reporter: good afternoon from the south lawn where there have been fun activities going on since early this morning. when it was raining and people were here with umbrellas, but that has changed now as the sun has come out and visit a gorgeous day here. i want to bring in eileen whelan. you were here when it was raining. it did not stop families from having a good time. reporter: they were dressed appropriately even though everyone had pretty easter dresses on. people were
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everyone was smiling and in good spirits. reporter: let's look at video from moments ago when the president and first lady were out on the south lawn enjoying all of the festivities that took place here today. -- egg art in the world roll and grading the guests. this is the biggest event the white house hosts that is open to the public. eileen: i did not know that. i'm learning something new and feel honored to be part of it. menzel sang the national anthem. such a beautiful voice and so talented. eileen: amazing. even though it was raining earlier, it is nice to see the sun coming out. it is warming up. a fun day to be at the white house. kidd: we will send it back to you in the studio. jummy: how exciting. d.c. has another new e
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this is the pair of bald eagles nesting. one egg hatched over the weekend. we are waiting on the second. it is the third tehachapi district this spring. they are caring for their own young. next, an iconic part of star wars is sitting the auction block. why harrison ford says he is giving a part of han solo. doug hill is tracking winds.
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but jamie raskin is the only democrat for congress o's authored landmark ogressive laws --
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green maryland act, assault weapons ban, and more. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. jummy: they part of film history can be years for a price and for charity. harrison ford is auctioning off the jacket han solo wore in the latest movie. proceeds from the sale will benefit new york university. the center has treated his daughter's epilepsy and is credited with helping her stop seizures. the minimum bid is $18,000. the auction closes in two weeks. if you've got the money, that is a cool piece of history to have. doug: very nice and a great cause. we have a wind advisory until midnight. it will be windy with gusts up to 40 miles an hour. it will be bright and sunny for the afternoon with high temperatures reaching 60's in most spots. through the
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hang onto clear skies. the cloudiness west and will stay west of the mountains. enjoy the sunshine. we will have gusty wind and mild temperatures through the day. tomorrow will be not as windy. it will be breezy with winds gusting to 20 miles an hour. still very pleasant with highs of 63 degrees tomorrow afternoon. there are some changes in the seven-day outlook. a couple of patterns will change. sunshine for a few days. temperatures will drop. we warm up with a system moving through thursday. it is likely to give us showers and thunderstorms. some could be heavy. we will ay warm with a warm front friday with showers and clear out and turn cooler but pleasant through this upcoming weekend. jummy: thanks for joining us midday. be sure to watch abc 7 news at 4:00. have a great day.
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>> hi, i'm chris harrison, and i'm hoping to make some people very rich today. will it be million-dollar rich? we're about to find out. let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hello. welcome to the show. you guys ready to play "who wants to be a millionaire"? [cheers and applause] then let's do this. our first contestant has had quite the laundry list of odd jobs. today we'll add "millionaire" contestant to that résumé and hopefully millionaire in general. from spokane, washington, please welcome emily querna. [cheers and applause] hello. >> hi. >> good to see you. bring it in. >> oh, good to see you too. i'm glad you're a hugger. >> how goes it? >> oh, so good. >> odd jobs. >> a lot of odd jobs. it started out in high school. i worked as a


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