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petty told police two months his son started to scream and cry. so he took the child to the balcony and punched him. he came back in the apartment and continued to mel and bloody -- pummel and bloody the baby until it was unresponsive. >> i don't know how you hurt an infant. that hurts. stephen: he says he put the unresponsive child in car of the parking lot in the complex. baby's mother geneice petty took the body to parkdale high school and buried it in a secluded area. >> i'm just devastated. i'm as shocked as anybody else is. devastated. stephen: the woman who lives next door is haunted by the murder of a baby. she says had she known what was happening she would have intervened. >> i heard nothing. stephen: antoine petty and geneice petty are behind bars and looking at the possibility
what they deserve. stephen: both will appear before a judge tomorrow and the prosecutors are expected they be held without bond. the reason why geneice petty is charged as accessory is not only do investigators believe she came here to dispose of the body but they believe she was present when her baby was beaten to death. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. alison: thank a major moment from last night's presidential debate. we explain what donald trump is saying today about what may happen once the race for the white house is called. >> bottom line we will win. reporter: donald trump is doubling down, promising to accept the results of the november 8 election under one condition. >> i will totally accept the
if i win. reporter: in wednesday's debate this is what left many observers stunned. >> are you saying you will absolutely accept the result of the election? >> i will look at it at the time. i'm not looking at anything now. reporter: on thursday, trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway tried to clarify the comments. >> he will respect the results of the election. but everybody, including al gore in 2000, wait >> many down ballot republicans and in close races are in a tight spot. john mccain, a former nominee himself released a statement saying in part, "in every previous election the loser congratulates the winner and calls them 'my president .' that is not just the republican or the democratic way. it's the american way." trump says he wants to leave all options on the table. >> of course i would accept a clear election result but i
contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result. trump appears to finish his campaign on his terms. alison: just 24 hours after last night's pretty vicious debate, hillary clinton and donald trump will be tasked with poking fun at each other. this is the annual alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner. it's a road to the white house. trump and clinton will sit one seat apart for the white tie gala. sitting between them is new york cardinal timothy doe lan. this will be really interesting. we have much more from the fallout from last night's debate and where it will head next in the latest town hall. "your voice, your future" airs at 7:00 p.m. on our sister station newschannel8 and wjla.com. larry? larry: i hope he has the rosary beads with him as he is sitting there.
second chance to register. a judge ordered extension to the voter registration deadline after a computer glitch hours before the original deadline. q mccray is in the newsroom with what voters need to know. q: i have the ruling in my hand. i read it. it doesn't make any mention of how many people were affected by monday's glitch. but what we do know is that there was enough for a lawsuit, right? >> the voter registration has been extended to friday the 21st. q: 11:59 p.m. to be contact. a federal judge made the ruling in alexandria. monday night the state voter online registration system crashed. many called the lawyer committee for civil law. >> voters were locked out
>> we support what they are doing. >> terry mcauliffe said it was overloaded. >> we had 21,000 in one day. >> they have three options. postmarked october 21, walk it to the election office or the d.m.v. or register online again. that being said -- >> any applications we receive in the mail that are postmarked before the 1st will be able -- before the 21st will be able to accept. previously we would have rejected anything not
so they don't have to do anything. q: election office can't contact everyone or have time to affected by monday's glitch. so if you know anyone tell the friend extension is on for tomorrow at 11:59 p.m. from the newsroom, i'm q mccray. back to you. larry: all right, thanks. virginia is the latest state ordered to extend voter registration deadline. four other states -- florida, north carolina, south carolina, georgia -- also had to extend their deadlines because of hurricane matthew and t states. alison: clean-up continues in north carolina after hurricane matthew. for one town it's feeling like groundhog day. the community flooded twice in two weeks. the first tropical storm julia sent water rushing through the town and then it happened again after hurricane matthew. all told the community got 31 inches of rain.
bracing for rain, too. chief meteorologist doug hill has what is coming up. goodbye to the 830's. doug: yeah. it has been nice but we have fall temperatures and a weather pattern moving in. nothing on locally but on the scan from washington we are picking up north of virginia rain in pennsylvania. this is associated with a cold severe thunderstorm watch. pennsylvania, garrett county, maryland, eastern west virginia. we see showers move in midday. that is the general rule. west to east. overnight clouds and touch of fog near by a and -- near the bay and the river. but it will fall in 60's overnight. through tomorrow, the clouds increase and rain will arrive by midday.
morning. then center field and westfield is the game of the week. it will be rainy, breezy and chilly. the weekend is brighter but windier and chiller. we will iron out the numbers in eight or nine minutes. closer to eight i think. alison: all right. we'll be counting. see you then. just in to our newsroom tonight, five teenagers now face vandalism charges for writing the hate-filled messages on a historic schoolhouse in ashburn. but prosecutors say the case does not meet the threshold of a but the hateful messages were discovered october 1 at theaburn schoolhouse. two weeks ago volunteers gathered to remove the vulgar messages and the schoolhouse is being restored. larry: a day care employee in prince george's county is behind bars for allegedly abusing a 3-year-old boy. d'aira thompson is charged with second-degree child abuse and second-degree assault. police say thompson was trying to restrain the child in a chair and during the struggle slammed his head on the table.
the side of his head. alison: police are on alert tonight in northwest washington after a pair of flashers were spotted right near schools. it happened in the chevy chase circle section of the district near several schools, actually. both have now sent a home to parents. richard reeve joins us from the community tonight with what he has learned. rich? richard: two different cases. a big concern for parents. the latest incident outside this elementary school. we are actually broke into this house and then exposed himself to children through a window. broad branch area includes lafayette elementary school is a quiet, kid-filled neighborhood. >> if an adult can't see you, you are not safe. richard: that is why many parents are voicing concern over two cases of indecent exposure. >> it's sad. they are so young. it's sad to treat children
is tuesday. inside ray's house under renovation. >> it's horrifying to think someone is in there. richard: he told police the man jimmied open the front window in 4:30 in the afternoon. >> he entered the house. stood in the balcony window and exposed himself to children. richard: the youngsters were walking home. police say he did not approach the children. >> i think it just highlights how important it your child. no matter where you are it is up to them to stay with someone keep them safe. stay with an adult. richard: this wasn't the fist incident. a man in a parked car opened the driver's side door and exposed himself to a woman walking nearby. followed the woman in the car for several blocks before she hid behind another vehicle. >> there is a lot of mental illness in the world.
in. richard: powers says he is as upset as anyone. he has sealed off the house so nobody else can get in. both schools sent out letters telling parents to be on alert, urging them to keep a close watch on the kids going to and from school. in northwest washington, richard reeve, abc7 news. larry: thank you. still ahead at 5:00 -- the push to keep metro open late and keep it safe. the two opposing sides searching for common ground. where the debate goes from here. alison: plus, a man banned from owning a gun makes and kills his ex-girlfriend. >> to see my sister get out of the car and be gunned down by the coward, it really hurt. alison: the sentence in the killing caught on video and what the judge said that left a courtroom stunned. brad: votetrak 2016 on the road tonight in allentown, pennsylvania, giving folks an
of real people and what they are looking for. today the mission what taken votetrak 2016 to allentown, pennsylvania. larry: brad bell is there tonight. what are people telling you? brad: this is fascinating. to hear the different stories. in allentown, this town was once the symbol of the decline of the american industry and manufacturing. they lost so many jobs when the mill closed down. now they are in revival, they are rebuilding with healthcare jobs and a distribution system. they have the same problem other communities have. the folks here gathering for a domestic violence march. they are in tune to the issue. we asked folks if they want to talk about the election they took the opportunity. >> i don't like either one. i don't know who i will vote
other candidates to bring in. this is a nightmare. >> for me, i decide the woman. he is no good. for me he is no good. >> anybody but hillary right now. i don't want her picking supreme court justices. prefer the choice that trump put out already and the names. >> i think it's a turning point right now with this specific election. that is what we think. it will impact us here in pennsylvania but the country. brad: we will be back at 6:00 with more. we will take you to the local institution. the biggest farmer's market i have ever seen. in allentown, brad bell, abc7 news. alison: sounds good. we will see you then. we want to hear from you as votetrak 2016 gets the pulse of america. from now until the election. just use #votetrak2016. join in on the conversation
place. alison: you never know where he will show un. -- where he will show up. the 80's look to be leaving quickly. larry: bye-bye. doug: tomorrow is probably only 70 for a high. this is back to reality here. i have seen too many times i won't write it off. we will get mild temperatures before we turn to winter. in the short-term, six or seven, eight days on the thinkly look at this picture. western maryland. sent it to burst.com/wjla. this is part of the fall foliage contest. another beautiful image from paul taken in bartow, west virginia. gorgeous. all the fall colors starting to get close to peak. over the next few weeks the color will be reached closer to the metro area.
hours for this week. later this evening we pick a winner for this week. the winner is announced early in the morning on "good morning washington" which starts at 4:24 a.m. the winner will be announced. your beautiful picture will be shown on the air and put online on the websites and all over social media. you get free goodies from the stormwatch7 team. a lot of fun. look forward to getting more entries here. 83 at reagan national. 76 of in annapolis. culpeper at 83. down i-81. it's 82 in cumberland. as far as the records go. no record at reagan. tied the high of 83 at washington dulles. way behind at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. you might wonder why it's so much cooler. the wind direction was out of the southeast blowing over the chesapeakeing bay and blowing
marshall b.w.i. tonight we have partly cloudy skies. it's mild. great outdoor weather through the evening and the nighttime hours. upper 60's in the city by the morning. lower 60's in suburban area. if you get far enough west you could run into lightning. there is storm warning in effect for much of western pennsylvania for several hours. expectation that is the leading edge develops. like of thunderstorms that may develop. there are heavy storms north of charleston area. that is an area watched for the severe development over the next hour or two. more areas of rain. they are headed this way. probably around midday tomorrow according to the future cast. we see increasing cloudiness at times. winds from the southeast to keep us mild. through the morning at like 8:00, we have southeasterly winds. the clouds increase. the system will move in from the west. timing noon to 3:00 when we
period of rain through the everything. through tomorrow night as well. it looks like the heaviest rain probably 8:00 or 9:00 moving east. scattered showers for the rest of the night. finally starting to clear out after clouds and left other sprinkle for the morning. the big change there is gusty winds behind the front. we will drop in the afternoon. it will become breezy or windy on saturday. partly sunny. highs of 59. breezy. sunday highs in the low the sunshine on monday before another cold front drops the temperatures again on tuesday, wednesday, thursday. alison: all right. we'll be prepared. bundle una little bit -- bundle up a little bit. still ahead, seasoned investigators call it breath-taking. what they have found so far burieded in the hard drive of a can tractor accused of stealing classified documents. >> a man labeled a coward will
life behind bars. i'm kevin lewis w woman: barbara comstock is too right-wing. woman: barbara comstock is against marriage equality. man: she even voted to allow federal contractors to discriminate against gay employees. woman: barbara comstock. too right-wing for northern virginia. narrator: women vote!
woman: barbara comstock is too right-wing to represent me. woman: or me. woman: barbara comstock would overturn roe vs. wade. barbara comstock: i think roe vs. wade woman: barbara comstock. man: too right-wing for northern virginia. narrator: women vote! is responsible for the content of this ad. larry: montgomery county judge lashing out as he sentenced a man to spend the rest of his life in prison. donald bricker jr. was convicted to odderring a replica antique pistol and using it to kill his girlfriend. the outrage didn't stop with the judge.
kevin? kevin: this is a terrible case of do mestk violence. the scorned boyfriend that played out the classic if i can't have you, no one can. it prompted the victim's family, the judge and the prosecutors to label donald bricker jr. a coward. >> as painful as it is, we are so pleased with the judge's desi that donald bricker jr. will die in prison. >> they met in a public parking lot, in broad daylight. kevin: prosecutors say she dumped bricker but agreed to see him one last time at the target store. surveillance video made public today captured the moment bricker opened fire inside the u.m.d. grad's white car. she tried to get away but
rounds and fled in a white pick up truck. >> it never goes away. any mother will understand what i'm saying now. >> i shot her. i shot her again. kevin: he was then injured in a police pursuit spoke with possessions for hours. the lover admitted to seeing other women days before killing her. >> i was already having sex with two other girls at the time. >> the defendant is a coward. >> prosecutors say that on-camera confession captured the inconceivable mentality. >> i'll be by myself. that is something ill think about every day. every day. kevin: bricker did stand unin court today rambling on for more than an hour. his logic making little to no
the judge saying that bricker's actions defied logic. live in rockwell, kevin lewis, abc7 news. alison: thank you for the story. still ahead, we know saying goodbye is never easy. how long we have until one of the national zoo's pandas heads back to china. larry: we will be sad when it happens. alison: yes. larry: plus a massive security breach at the n.s.a. what they discove burnie contractor's home they say was breath-taking. >> happening right now, metro riders weighing in on the future hours of the system.
woman: barbara comstock is too right-wing to represent me. man: or me. woman: or me. woman: barbara comstock would overturn roe vs. wade. barbara comstock: i think roe vs. wade should be overturned. woman: barbara comstock voted to defund planned parenthood... man: five times. woman: barbara comstock is against marriage equality. man: she even voted to let federal contractors discriminate against gay employees...
"abc7 news at 5:00". on your side. alison: there are pleas to restore late night service on metro as the transit agency debates more service cuts in the name of keeping the system safe. abc7's transportation reporter brianne carter joins us from northwest washington. what are you hearing about this tonight? brianne: in the last hour we talked to the general manager paul wiedefeld about what he has been hearing. some even calling it disgraceful. he says he understands people's frustrations. and says already they have
responding to the online survey. he says that is the good news. they want to hear from everyone as they voice their opinion. weighs in one at a time on changing immelt operating hours -- changing metro's operating hours. today pleading for the board members to return late night service. >> how are we supposed to get home? and telling the metro board members the job has been impacted by the reduce hours in safetrack. >> i was used to metro closing at 3:00 a.m. on a saturday. that means that i could close at my job. my job now they pushed back the hours and that hurts me because now i am not making the money that i was used to making because i don't have any other means of transportation. brianne: two proposals do call
others do not. today some offering additional alternatives to do maintenance. >> starting 6:00 a.m. for track locations opposite peak flow. two, increase use of line shutdown when necessary. >> we will hear from the public. we will get their perspective. we want to share our perspective as well. it's a two-way dialogue in some cases. that is important to understand. based on that the board wil brianne: wiedefeld saying most of the people responding to the survey leaning toward option c, the third option for a 1:00 a.m. closing on the weekend saying he could possibly live with that. we do understand the board will now take all the commenteds and the comments that come in through october 25, discuss them in november. they are expected to make a final decision in december. reporting live, brianne carter, abc7 news. larry: thank you for that.
increased and improved service virginia governor giving us information about the big change that is coming to i-66. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is following that in the newsroom. jeff: hearing from governor mcauliffe. he was fired up and he says things are moving toward fast with plans to start construction of the tolls on 66 inside the beltway. with a big decision coming next week. the governor mcauliffe speaking today to a packed room at the governor's transportation confront today in crystal city in contractors will be selected for the project on 66. construction is expected to start and then finish next year in 2017. five will be built on the beltway and that will require the drivers have an easy path to travel in rush hour. mcauliffe saying he is delivering on the campaign
done. >> for the first anytime 30 years we have a deal inside the beltway. it won't matter what we do outside. inside and outside will be fixed. jeff: the governor is referring to the plans to widen 66 outside the beltway as well as adding tolls to that section of the freeway. also today highlighting plans to extend hot lines 95 south to fredericksburg and north to 395 to the district. a lot of activity on the big roads in northern virginia which will mean traffic. live in the newsroom, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. larry: thank you. video from skytrack7 of a frightening crash that left a person seriously hurt before 10:00. a car and a dump truck collided in lothian, maryland, in anne arundel county. the car's driver had part of her leg amputated and the roadway was shut down for several hours. alison: central command says a
wounds sustained from a roadside bomb. they would not say if the soldier was part of the mosul campaign. more than 100 u.s. special operation forces are working with iraqi forces to take back oh -- take tack -- back mosul. a commander says that the up to of bartella is important to reclaim the isis stronghold and that marks the first time the forces team used in the mosul operation. larry: update now. war on terror and dating back to the day of usama bin laden. they upheld the conspiracy conviction against bin laden's former assistant who was convicted of producing al-qaeda propaganda video and helping in the prep face of the september 11 attack.
him because conspiracy is not recognized international war crime. the you u.s. court of a -- the u.s. court of appeal disagreed. alison: the bus tour rolled through virginia to push for gun regulations. they brought a familiar face with them. that is former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who spoke to a crowd and told them n reform. and now is the time to be responsible. she survived a gunshot to the head in 2011. since then she has been advocate for tougher regulation. the bus tour will continue going coast to coast until election day. larry: federal prosecutors say a maryland man's top secret information was breath taking in the scope.
glen burnie arrested in august. they claim he toll materials over 20-year period and they seized 50,000 gigabyte of information in the search. >> still ahead, a push to overhaul the police department after gray freddie gray's death how much longer we have with the beloved panda before she is sent home to china. alison: new at 6:00, the stress of what seems like an endless came pain season taking a toll on the voters. hear from voters who say it is costing them friends. on issues that matter to northern virginia, barbara comstock and donald trump have a lot in common. bill o'reilly: overturn roe v. wade; that's a specific thing that you would do? trump: well, overturn or overturn... comstock: i think roe v. wade should be overturned. trump and comstock.
fall color change. the newly updated map shows moderate color change inside the beltway but more colorful toward north and the west of us. northern montgomery county to frederick county and loudoun county. starting to look nice. here is the forecast. wind chill factors are in the upper 40's. if you are looking for that pumpkin, maybe decorating your house for 50's for daytime high.
alison: sad news from the national zoo. time to say bye-bye to bao bao. they announced today the giant panda will be sent to china in early 20137. say it isn't so. larry: no. alison: it's wildlife conservation association. we knew it would happen. all cubs born at the zoo must move to china by the time they are 4. >> we are very sad to see her go. we know her better than anyone. but it's exciting to return her to china. >> you know the zoo is going to have big parties for bao bao. we don't have dates to tell
atlanta zoo announced the 3-year-old giant panda twins will be leaving next month. larry: get her face time info. alison: very funny. i remember when she was the size of a stick of butter. larry: this is a shocker. snoopy and the peanut bowls are out of a job. metlife is charlie brown and company from the ads to replace them with the clean modern aesthetics. whatever that is. snoopy had been a symbol of met-life for 30 years. this comes as they spin off the retail business and focus on corporate clients. alison: snoopy is not modern enough for them? bald eagle recovering after roadside rescue caught on dash
the trooper put the eagle inside the patrol car. the eagle is recovering at wildlife center. larry: okay. up next at 5:00 -- mike: i'm mike carter-conneen in northwest washington where district leaders celebrated a new smart street light as a pilot program. coming up, the free wi-fi and the other technology they offer. alison: next that baltimore top prosecutor wants to see in the police force. whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive.
larry: the state attorney unsuccessfully prosecuted police officers in the death of freddie gray siz change is needed. marilyn mosby is laying out a plan and we explain what has changed. reporter: many if not all of marilyn mosby's reform member stem from the failed prosecution of six baltimore police officers. it's been three months since
against officers in the freddie gray case. a case that came unat coppin state university as marilyn mosby has reform plan to overhaul how they are prosecuted and investigated. >> if they seek to wave a right for the jury trial, the prosecutor agrees to a bench trial. i'm propin thing in baltimore city. >> i asked how big of a role freddie gray's case played in the proposed reform measures? >> we learned a lot in the 14 months we prosecuted that case. there were investigative stages of the case through the prosecution and beyond. >> the next phase will get
in downtown baltimore, abc7 news. larry: it took too long to protect the people of flint, michigan, is the report from the e.p.a. watchdog. the inspector general says the agency had the information and the power to declare an emergency seven months before it did. the water system was contaminated with lead after they switched water sources. alison: tesla is changing the game in electric car maker says every car it makes going forward will have the hardware included for autopilot. some features will not be activatedful in the company completes million of miles of real-world testing. trenice bishop on traffic watch. self-driving cars outs there? trenice: not yet. i hope they don't make their way to d.c. area.
this afternoon we have a slow down or fecks on i-95 -- down to i-95. we may have a crash approaching the lorton area now to the left of the roadway. we will show you delays to make the way to the traffic line cameras. slow making your way past the overpass. there is an incident blocking the right lane. it's closer to 63 courthouse. folks on the beltway, the bottom side, the heavy volume from van dorn. it's heavy from 210 to the connector. out of the city the valium to the 14th street -- volume on the 14th street bridge here. alison: thank you. everybody loves jeopardy and they love alex trebek but today he is getting help for
with the jeopardy team and taking clues for a few upcoming episode. fantastic day. by the new museum along the mall. privilege to represent our city on jeopardy. larry: perfect day for it. alison: i can't tell you the clues. larry: that is my next question. alison: no. i'm sworn to secrecy. larry: do we know when we will see you? alison: we but alex trebek will be here tomorrow at 4:00. we look forward to visit with him. larry: great guy. met him several times before. alison: exactly. you talked to him in the morning. larry: yeah. alex trebek day on "good morning washington." he walked in and said it's so crazy all the people here. is it like this every day? we're like yeah. pretty much.
i can't think quickly enough. what is rain and chilly? doug: the forecast for tomorrow night. way to go. big change coming here. back in the 80's. look at the numbers and show you the weather story. low 80's now. leesburg, fredericksburg, culpeper. it is all going to change. cold froth approaches. still nice. last chance for outside dining. temperatures are holding in 70's through we are waiting for the rain to move through in the day and the afternoon and the evening. we don't expect the thunderstorms. we do expect the rain to move in late morning to the midday tomorrow. winds turn south to southeast
the rain will develop throughout the evening and the overnight hours. 59 is a high for saturday. milder temperatures for tuesday, wednesday, thursday. back to you. alison: thank larry: thanks. erin: i brought hardware. 20 years ago today d.c. united won the inaugural mls cup. this is the trophy they received. so we are so lucky to have it in studio tonight. they defeated them 3-2 in
commemorate the anniversary by streaming the match in entirety on facebook live at 7:00. earlier today ben olsen, the head coach, shared his thoughts with us. >> i was at u.v.a. the team consisted of u.v.a. grads. for them to get the initial championship is wonderful thing. robert: what would it mean to win a national title? >> it has been a while. you are seeing a bunch of
post season. we have been able to do that as well. it's about time somebody brought something home we would love to be the team. erin: we'd love that as well. you can watch d.c. united at orlando city sunday on abc 7. it starts at 4:00. if united wins they will host the knockout round of the playoffs. this is awesome. it's heavy. alison: somebody is here to take it away. erin: don't leave it in my hands. larry: it's a workout tape. alison: thank you. we will talk to you later. coming up next at 5:00, free wi-fi from the d.c. street light. up next a pilot project to make part of the
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alison: just imagine a city lined with free public wi-fi, energy efficient street lights that dim or brighten based on foot camera. plus cameras and monitoring tracking available street parking. in d.c. the vision of the future is not that far from becoming reality. we have details on a d.c. pilot project testing technology. mike: in the golden triangle neighborhood, 70 energy efficient s online this week. most mounted mounted with the wi access points. >> if you look at the park you see people like this are logging on and sitting down and working. mike: the pilot program spans ten blocks. >> in a partnership with cisco, the chief technology
infrastructure hoping to replace the 71,000 street lights here. >> the lights can be activated, brightened or dimmed remotely with light sensors or motion detectors. >> we are already anticipating with the l.e.d. light 50% energy savings. mike: they are also studying smart trash cans with a sensor in the top using sonar and infrared to determine the fill level of each bin. >> then i can more efficient have my trucks routed through the city and stop at perhaps a third of the stops on any given day than what they are doing today. you pay for this in a short period of time. >> they have cameras to provide d.c. police real-time surveillance. ddot can use them for parking availability. >> we are expecting them in one to two years push these things out so people can see them in different neighborhoods. >> in northwest washington, mike carter-conneen, abc7
5:00. right now at 6:00 -- >> if i win -- alison: three small wins that could prove as center risk on trump's comment the third and final debate. >> metro scheduled nearly ten hours of hearings today about how long it should stay open. there is a protest going on behind me now. we have a live report coming up. alison: a bit of we learn when one of the region's beloved panda cubs will be heading home. "abc7 news at 6:00" starts right now. announcer: now "abc7 news at 6:00". on your side. >> the loser concedes to the winner and the company comes together in part for the -- country comes together in part for the good of the country. are you not prepared -- >> i'm saying i will tell you at the time.
>> let's be clear about what he is saying and what it means. he is talking down our democracy. jonathan: 19 days to go before this year's presidential election. concerns if things will be decided come november 8. michelle: after refusing to say if he would accept the results of the election in last night's third and final debate, donald trump defended himself with a pledge to the voters during a stop in ohio today. >> i will totally accept the results to this great an historic presidential election if i win. jonathan: hillary clinton and donald trump are both scheduled to appear together at a dinner new york in three hours. michelle: get this. after three debates and more than a year of campaigning some voters still say they are