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>> 6:35 a.m. a school bus slams into a commuter bus in southwest baltimore. the wreckage startling even to veteran cops. >> this was a grueling process of removing bodies. all six people dead on the scene. >> both bus drivers died in the crash. three men, three women all between 32 and 67 years old. eight investigators on the scene. >> the ntsb is assisting baltimore police. they note there are no skid marks on the road. they are interviewing the victims and reviewing the data recorders on at least one bus. i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news.
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that -- >> the school bus that the transportation provided curve service for the special needs students. the 67-year-old male driver killed was on the route for the first time. no children boarded the bus of yet. a city school bus will pick up the students tomorrow. >> every 90 seconds somebody is transported by an ambulance. but private helicopter companies can charge you any amount they want. kimberly suiters is joining us with what is done to protect you from a sky high bill. kimberly: in the buildup to the report we have been hearing from so many consumers stuck with massive bills. it is expensive to fund a flying e.r. with equipment and specialists on board.
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sky to be the limit? trip of a lifetime last winter. >> mobiling in yellow stone national park. >> got caught in a drift and went down a ravine and i hit a tree. kimberly: rachial knocked unconscious and her injuries possibly life threatening. >> part of my life was off and they thought i broke my neck. >> her mother a physician form signed a imagining that it would give her a sky high bill. >> $55,000. kimberly: for a 95-mile ride. her health insurance would only cover $6,000. a problem for consumers around the country. >> $347,000 is ridiculous. >> that will cripple us financially. >> it's stressful to worry about it. >> i don't have the money to
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airlifted from here to manassas and d.c. hospital. the trip took ten minutes and he was charged $46,000. that is the airline equipment of 100 round trips to paris. >> they don't realize they are being hosed. >> you >> k have no say in the matter. >> the problem she sees it as they underpay and so the patients are stuck with the bill. a grand total of $260,000 of medical charges. >> i had my jaw wired shut, i lost part of my lip but none of it was as much of a pain as
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they sent her letters saying they would report her. >> they are powerless to health consumers because of the airline deregulation act of 1978 designed to encourage commercial flight and reduce fares. looking back she is grateful that she was there in the mountain. she wishes she had known about the billing avalanche afterwards. she hired an advocate. congress is looking into reimbursement rates. they invited air method to
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interview but did provide written responses to the questions. the priority they say is to preserve emergency air medical service for all communities. you can read all the back and forth at reporting live, i'm kimberly suiters, abc7 news. jonathan: thank you for that. also comments from head to keep them flying. they say the insurance rateses by government insurance, medicare and insurance companies are below the operating cost. the insurance companies have to be able to reimburse for the air transport services at a reasonable rate. >> quipping now police in stafford county look for the man they say sexually assaulted a woman after a car crash. the victim told the police it happened on kings highway between 2:45 and 3:15 monday
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intentional. jonathan: a big shift in the race for the white house. a new "washington post" tracking poll shows trump is ahead now for the first time since may. poll shows that trump is 46% edging out hillary clinton by a that is within the margin of error. but eight days ago clinton had 12-point advantage over trump. that is gone. in the time about her e-mails coming out the voter enthusiasm has seen a steep decline for clinton and trump held steady. we are one week ahead from election day. there is new evidence that the race for white house changing
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maureen: an urban legend becomes a reality. where parents found a syringe in child's halloween candy. jonathan: the explosion was seen for miles away. felt miles away. the effects of the blast in alabama will be felt at gas pumps throughout the southeastern united states. doug: the temperatures are up and down. that is what we are dealing with here. we will do it for you in five
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maureen: alabama's governor now says a contracted worker hit the pipeline yesterday south of birmingham, igniting an explosion. one person died and five for hurt. the pipeline is th caused shortages north of north carolina. district leaders have given preliminary approval for physician-assisted suicide. the council voted for death with dignity bill to allow doctor provide lethal doses of medication. if assigned to law it would be the sixth jurisdiction to
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jonathan: police are trying to figure out how a needleless syringe wound up in a child's halloween bag. theyment in know where it came from and whether it was put in candy on purpose or just fell in accidentally. >> when i heard what happened it was concerning and shocking as well. we are a close-knit community. >> the mother discovered it checking the children's candy after they went trick-or-treatin that the race for the white house is changing our daily habits. jonathan: also ahead, some must-see video. rescuers find a dog in earthquake rubble but very much alive. maureen: get the short sleeves out and the coats ready.
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maureen: seven days until the presidential election. the candidates are campaigning all over the country. president obama wrapped up a rally for hillary clinton in ohio. she is holding several events in florida.
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running mate mike pence in pennsylvania. jonathan: votetrak 2016 gave people in charlestown, west virginia, a chance to sound off about the election. this is what they said when we put them on the soap box to ask what mattered to you in the election. >> abortion and honesty in the candidates. >> where does it leave you? >> it leads me to vote for trump. >> if i were to answer that question i d there is too much that needs to change. >> the economy is one. the border is one. >> i have made up my mind long before this. >> well tomorrow brad bell in votetrack 2016 is going inside the beltway to talk to the voters in alexandria. you can follow along giant the
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#votetrak2016. is pew research center found six in ten americans were worn out by the nonstop news coverage of the 2016 presidential race. we are zero percept surprised by that. that was in july. long before the wikileaks, "access hollywood" tape and so much more. it's tough to keep track. maureen: it seems so long ago, doesn't it? but as mike carter-conneen reports the voters can rest easy. we are one week election. the race is almost over. mike: beneath fall foliage campaign signs are popping and the air wavers are full of attack ads. social media commentary has become a blood sport. voters are sick of it. >> i want it to be over. i am ready. >> diagnosis is election fatigue. >> it's more mud slinging than i can remember. >> every election cycle the
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negativity. but 2016 seems worse. >> you are not talking issues. it's accusations back and forth and that is frustrating. >> i can't listen to it anymore. i am looking for a comedy or something pleasant on television. >> the back and forth has not been limited to the candidates on the debate stage. many voters on both sides say they lost friends on facebook, in real life. >> i have been unf and i have unfriended many friends. >> in facebook i have taken it down. after the election we can be friends again. mike: the voters have enjoy and short and a sweet break. those divided over the break are now liking and comelimenting the post showing the good kids and pet wearing the costumes. >> they were all about the cute pumpkins and the babies. >> great distraction. >> voters hope it's a sign of
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december 9. hopefully we can start liking each other again before the next election. in fairfax, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. jonathan: i agree with mike. this is a distraction. this is nothing to do with the election. this is must-see video. look from the center of the devastation you can see this video from norcia in central italy. firefighters first saw a set of paws and bit by bit after clearing the rubble a face emerges of a fightened dog. the dog had been trapped since sunday when a powerful quake reduced much of the central italian city to rubble. the dog is doing fine. >> we have had a cloudy day.
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hour-by-hour for the plans outside. the temperatures will slowly and steadily drop through the 50's. we will wake up to average temperature. we should have a fair amount of sunshine. wi will warm up to 63 at recess. by dismiss the kids should have the great weather to hang out for a bit after school. warmer than average. 20 degrees warmer than today. for tomorrow 80 in leesburg and manassas. 82 is the high forecast for culpeper. 76 in washington. joint base andrews and it's 70 in annapolis. the future cast will show if you look cloudiness, moving
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mid-70's and thursday is partly sunny. good portion of the day. the clouds will increase and we could have a thunderstorm and more showers. it would be much needed rain late in the day. the skies will return on friday. forecast high of 57. over the weekend great shape. we return to standard eastern time on saturday night. turn back the clocks an hour
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detectors and a specific reminder for election day. this is tuesday, a week from today. the weather patterns can change. we will be in good shape. it will be mostly sunny and 60 degrees. maureen: we are voting for you. doug: you don't want to do that. jo there. >> talk about the redskins now. a big blow. erin: it is. we will get to that in a second. this is also world series game six tonight. the indians can win it all in cleveland. if you are a redskins fan, just as jonathan mentioned this breaking news, is a major blow to the team.
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vo: here's the last thing washington needs. amie hoeber. a reckless tea party partisan. hoeber will defund planned parenthood,
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d hoeber has fought for a global increase of chemical weapons. we need john delaney. a family man and entrepreneur, he built two respected maryland business, creating thousands of jobs. in congress, he puts working for us ahead of partisan politics. john: i'm john delaney
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erin: we begin with breaking redskins news. trent williams has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the nfl policy and the program for substances of abuse. redskins just announced the news a half hour ago. what a blow this is to the offense. really the team as a whole. williams is four-time
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team. earlier the redskins release a statement. we met with trent today to discuss the unfortunate news per terms of policy. on to baseball, will the cleveland indians wrap up the world series or will the cub force a game seven? we asked you to vote and the results are in. the cubs hope to end the 107-year title drought. they saved it sunday on wrigley. the indians have the upper hand. here is mike napoli on the chance to win it all, on the home turf tonight. >> going on the road.
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>> the capitals conclude a four-game road trip against the jets in winnipeg. we are one week away from the presidential election. they want you to vote. vote for the next bobblehead, that is. here are the candidates -- holtby, tom wilson, the polling is open from 9:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. tuesday november 8. the voters can participate on twitter, facebook, sn as if you didn't have enough to do. the big story, nfl suspended trent williams for four games. jonathan: all right. maureen: how about the numbers for us? doug: steve rudin will have the updated forecast at 11:00. maureen: "world news tonight"
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i believe america is already great. yes, we have our challenges. we must give every child a great education, build an economy that works for everyone, end tax breaks for companies that move our jobs overseas. by working together, democrats and republicans, we can do these things. that's why we must defeat those who want to turn americans against one another. i'm chris van hollen,
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because united, our best days are still ahead. tonight, breaking news. the new poll. with just one week left, donald trump, hillary clinton, where this race stands right now. clinton, president obama, vice president biden, all turning back to trump. trump revealing a change in tone, his closing argument tonight. tonight, the latest on the e-mails, and the $20,000 six-foot portrait of trump bought with money from his own charity. the deadly collision during rush hour. two buses, a kashgs at least six people killed. we're on the scene tonight. the new and chilling images just released. the killer cornered by police. he unloads his ak-47 on the officers. the state of emergency at this hour. the deadly gas pipeline explosion right here in america. that line reaching from new york all the way to texas. neighbors warned. and what now for gas prices?


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