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school. >> this is serious stuff. >> all the children were in danger. >> parents are more than upset at moton elementary school. a loaded glock found inside a 3-year-olders backpack. >> he is 3. where did he get it from? where was it at in the home? i'm glad nobody got hurt. >> i'm upset and it is alarming. i could have lost my son yesterday. q: the troubling discovery reported police 9:30 on tuesday. we went inside the school. security guards and the police walk the campus. it does not have the metal detectives. parents say the school district should consider them now. >> do they check all the children's bags walking in? >> they never check my grand kids. q: the boy's father was arrested. according to the incident report the school security saw him walking the boy to school. they search the boy's bag and found the gun.
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child is living. he may know how to use it. q: we found out that chiles has a lengthy rap sheet going to 2003 including felony convictions. the child and the family service agency working with police. they told us the boy has siblings and the home is safe so the children won't be taken from guardian. chiles faces years behind bars if convicted. i also contacted the school system. the media department told me it sent out that the safety and the security is the paramount concern. i have a copy of the letter now. a lot of parents i spoke to say they never received it. they are mad about that as well. in southeast, i'm q mccray, abc7 news. jonathan: scary. thank you. developing now the nicu unit at the prince george's hospital center is shut down again. this time after two more infants tested positive for a dangerous bacteria known as pseudomonas. five babies are transferred to
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the hospital closed the unit in august because of the same problem. they promised sanitation overhaul. there has been no evidence of it in the water system. since the nicu reopened. maureen: new lawsuit tonight after the horrific apartment building explosion in silver spring. >> they have delayed and danced around the demands long enough. >> the victims and families are tired maureen: survivors filed two civil lawsuits against washington gas and kay management, the manager of the apartment building. one is a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit. the other is a class action suit. together they cover more than 75 households. you might remember seven people died and 30 were hurt in the explosion at the flower branch apartments. washington gas and kay management had no comment. jonathan: nice picture.
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building. scaffolding looks fantastic. i hope you got a chance to enjoy the weather. it says november on the calendar but this seems unseasonably warm. we may get rain to go with the warm weather. chief meteorologist doug hill joining us. this is nice for early november. doug: gorgeous. but remember what you see behind you. this time monday night is pitch dark. it will change here. temperatures are spectacular. mid-70's today. look a we will drop and stay mild. upper 50's in most areas tomorrow morning. the forecast highs rebound quickly. partly sunny. 79 in washington. 8 is in manassas. 75 in winchester. afternoon cold front will brick scattered showers and thunderstorms but it's pleasant until then. once the front goes by friday right back to november weather. sunny and breezy and chilly. take a look at the weekend as
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maureen: bombshell tonight from the metro board chairman. he wants the federal government to take over the troubled transit agency. chairman jack evans agreed with the "washington post" editorial board saying it is time to consider a federal take over. he says metro needs a board with what he calls extraordinary powers to deal with contract and funding. evans says the status quo cannot go on. >> my frustration comes out saying we have the governing structure and set something up new and make it work. realistically it won't happen. in response to the editorial today that is my view. maureen: metro's largest union calls the suggestion of a federal takeover irresponsible. jonathan: we are counting you down. i know you have been, too. six days until election day. swing state in the past two elections, the polls show virginia has been solidly in hillary clinton's column for months. votetrak 2016 is in alexandria tonight where we have been
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trust next week's outcome. >> i have some concerns about it. i think most americans will go out and do what is right we would overcome that. >> i think going forward people will make speculation on both sides. both parties do the same thing. you have to have faith in the system. jonathan: we invite you to follow votetrak 2016's journey to the election. brad bell will be in reports throughout the afternoon and the everything. most of us do dread going to the d.m.v. d.c. council now is hoping the next trip to renew or update the license might help increase voter turn-out. awe mike carter-conneen reports councilmembers unanimously approve legislation making voter registration out -- automatic. mike: d.c. counsel bill waiting for bowser's signature would automatically send department of motor vehicles
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ease i as possible and get as many people registered to vote as we can. >> it would keep the voter rolls clean. >> if your contact information, if your residency information isn't updated with the board of elections you are disenfranchised to vote at the correct precinct and it challenges your ballot. mike: the new approach does not mandate that you vote but if you don't want to be registered you need to opt out unlike the needs you to opt in. is there we are flipping the assumption. we want you registered to vote. >> it should be a requirement. you have to do something extra. >> it should be automatic. >> it's convenient. there is some worry about low-information voters and whether registering should take a little effort. >> you didn't take the initiative to find out if you are a registered voter you probably wouldn't take the initiative to find out what the issues are.
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the right from a young person from 18 and above because of my opinion being that they don't know what they are doing. >> this won't impact the current election. but d.c. would follow five states with a law and dramatic increases in voter registration. southwest washington, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. maureen: still ahead at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- police say he ambushed and killed two police officers in iowa. new developments about what triggered the >> plus, tragic news in baltimore. 911 tapes from yesterday's bus crash as investigators are trying to piece together exactly what hap
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jonathan: happening now, there is an active investigation in iowa after two separate deadly attacks on law enforcement. police say scott michael greene ambushed two police officers and shot them to death while they were just the attacks happened 20 minutes apart. hours later he mysteriously walked into a police station and turned himself in. >> flagged down d.n.r. employee. presented his driver's license to them and told them to call 911. from there the responding custodies took him into -- responding deputies took him into custody. >> the number of officers killed in the line of duty is up dramatically. 48% this year alone. maureen: in the newsroom tonight we are getting a first
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in baltimore yesterday. six people were killed in the crash. one person is in critical condition. jonathan: what is this? another [bleep] bus. wow! wow! holy! maureen: well, the identity of the people who died in the crash were released today and they range from 33 to 67 years of age. the ntsb is still trying to school bus to crash into the m.t.a. bus. jonathan: well, today restaurant owners came out against a controversy measure on the ballot in fairfax county. it's the fairfax county meals tax. if approved it would add a 4% tax on all prepared food and drinks. today korean restaurant owners held a press conference to voice opposition to the tax saying it will hurt small businesses and cost jobs. supporters of the bill say it
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revenue. maureen: the age to legally smoke in the district is going up. lawmakers approved a bill raising the smoking age to 21. but it is at a cost. d.c. mayor, the council have to find a way to offset expected loss in tax revenue. today city lawmakers also voted to ban spokeless tobacco from the -- spokeless tobacco from sports venues including nationals park. jonathan: still ahead for us at 6:00, country music' kidd o'shea is live in nashville with a preview of the star-studded c.m.a. awards. maureen: unseasonably warm weather on the way. with it a chance for rain. doug is back with the storm watch forecast after this. robert: i'm robert burton. coming up in sports the wizards traying to get the first win against the toronto raptors of the season. why this is a must win so early in the season. that is coming up when "abc7
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northern virginia, on the issues, barbara comstock and donald trump are the same. comstock and trump promote deportation and reject any comprehensive immigration reform. both oppose background checks that keep guns from suspected terrorists. and comstock-trump were prepared to shut down the government just for politics. time for luann bennett: comprehensive immigration reform now. common sense gun safety laws. bennett tells congress: do your job. i'm luann bennett
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vo: here's the last thing washington needs. amie hoeber. a reckless tea party partisan. hoeber will defund planned parenthood, threatening cancer screening. said she'd invade iraq again if given the chance, and hoeber has fought for a global increase of chemical weapons. 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 and i approve this message. jonathan: tonight the stars will be out. country music stars, their
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nashville along the red carpet tonight. kidd? kidd: good evening to you. it is exciting here. young stars, old stars, all the stars are here. i talked to charlie daniels who just turned 80. he moved to nashville 49 years ago. hi has seen the organization grow and when we talk to stars that have not been to award show in a while. they all stress how happy they are to see the friends and people they work with in the past they haven't talked to in a while including rebah mcintyre.
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reunion. i have seen people have i haven't seen in years. i'm glad they are pulling everybody together if from the past and present to have great memories for the future. >> family reunion is what it feels like as well. c.m.a.'s at 8:00 on abc7. post show coverage at 11:00. jonathan: they are not old stars. they are seasoned stars so you know. you can watch the c.m.a. awards on abc7 starti coming up at 11:00, we will take you back to nashville live for behind the scene coverage of the country music's biggest night. it should be a good one. maureen: some economic news. for your world series fans. ticket prices for tonight's game seven are breaking records. according to the retail service i.q. the average price
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56% in dame six tuesday night. after the cubs built an early lead. the final ticket sale prices are still less than what it cost to attend the super bowl. that is some compensation. >> i heard standing room if you want to get in and stand to watch the game, $1,500 as a cubs fan said. this is haley's comet. doug: still at home. watch it for free. have all the food and the drink you want and the bathroom is ten feet away. maureen: it's not the same thing. doug: i know. very exciting. i wouldn't say that if the nationals were in the world series. we had a fise day. 73. way above average. ten degrees above average for the morning, for afternoon highs. the morning's low of 53. well above average as well. one more above average day. we get back to average normal early november weather. cherry sent this to us at
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this is gorgeous. we are down to today and tomorrow. the final two days of the fourth and the final week of the forecast or the fall foliage contest we have sponsored by the stormwatch7 weather office. this is interesting to see the number and the variety of the pictures. tough decision to make. we do it tomorrow. then announce the winner early on friday morning on "good morning washington." tonight is spectacular out there. partly cloudy. temperatures dropping in the the forecast overnight, 55 to 60 dries. very mild. thanks to the southwesterly winds persistent to bring warmer temperatures up from the areas south and west of the d.m.v. that trend will continue tomorrow. we will see the numbers rise after sunrise in the morning. eventually in the upper 60's and close to 70's by the early afternoon. clouds will come from the west ahead of a cold front. the time stamp says 3:00 p.m.
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first chance of showers moving through the area. through the late afternoon and evening there could be isolated thunderstorms mixed in. this is a fast moving system. so by 7:00 or 8:00, of the and west, skies will clear. that will overspread the area. clouds will be gone. by friday it will feel like a different season again. instead of 80-degree temperatures highs in upper 50's. plenty of sunshine. the numbers are up and down and back up for the weekend. the weekend looks great. low to mid-60's. election day looks better. 65. next chance of rain after tomorrow will come on wednesday. i want to remind you we turn the clox back one hour. saturday before you go to bed. the effect of returning to eastern standard time. sunrise and sunset is 7:40. 6:03 p.m. sunset on saturday. 6:41 sunrise sunday. sets at 5:02. so this time on monday it will
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don't fear, early march on back to daylight's savings time. that is it. back to you. jonathan: all right. thank you. maureen: thank you. now our robert burton is at the verizon center. the wizards are playing the first home game of the season. facing the raptors. jonathan: hopefully they will get a win, too. maureen: that would be nice. robert: we are hoping for that. 0-2 on the season right now. they need to get the first win. if they want to do that, they have to stop this guy.
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robert: welcome back to verizon where the wizards are hoping to get the first win of the season. starting off 0-2. it won't be a cakewalk. we are talking about raptors, a team that went to the eastern conre the cleveland cavaliers. here is the situation. we only played two games this season. is this a must win? according to the players they say it is. here is what bradley beal said about the urgency tonight. >> we view this as a must win. we want to get a win. everybody, we want to get the season off to the good start. we weren't happy with the road
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this is a must win. >> put us in the situation to start the season 0-3 so hopefully we get a win. if we wanted to compete for the playoffs and make the playoffs we have to start winning, especially at home. robert: big game at verizon. but a bigger game in baseball. game seven world series, cleveland indians and the chicago cubs. who do you think will win? instapoll question. to vote go to for the cubs they have been waiting decades. seconds for this moment. is this season a failure if they don't win it all? cubs manager joe maddon. >> we have had a tremendous season, successful season. to cap it off tonight would be historical. no question about that. but there is no way i would ever denigrate what the cubs
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tonight we need to cap it off. we want to cap it off. i feel like we are. no means would you ever not -- this is a successful season. yes. robert: good luck to the cubs and the indians. tip off coming up soon. back to you. jonathan: thank you. think about it this way. thoe epstein the g.m. for cubbies, he got rid of two curses. red sox and then the cubs course. see what happens. steve rudin at is 1:00 and will have more -- at 11:00 and will have more on the record warmth for tomorrow and time frame of the cold front and talk about the cooler weekend. forecast in a nutshell. cool tonight and beautiful tomorrow and cooler on friday. maureen: very nice. thank you. "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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tonight, breaking news. the new tracking poll. hillary clinton, donald trump, where this race stands next six days out. and are there new pathways for donald trump? he and his family make the case tonight. president obama, vice president biden, bernie sanders, arguing, there's just one choice. and the alarming image. the church set on fi. the words spray painted on the side. also tonight, the deadly ambush. two police officers targeted and killed in separate patrol cars, shot through the window. breaking late today, the new flash point over the pipeline in the west. demonstrators clashing with police. and the other pipeline, the explosion, the state of emergency. and now, worries over gas prices. new reporting tonight on the mystery illness in 33 states. the 6-year-old boy who has died.


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