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we are hearing some people have been hurt but nothing severe. we will continue to monitor the conditions there to let you know if there are any changes. maureen: thank you. the holiday season here is heating up, just as the weather is cooling down. tonight will be frosty. stormwatch7 chief meteorologist doug hill has a first look for us. doug: the temperatures we experience this afternoon with a full sky sunshine is equivalent to what we'd see at the end of december and the first 42 in annapolis, 41 in the capital. tuesday morning the skies will be clear. a bit of a breeze. air temperatures. 26 in fairfax. 22 in manassas. 29 in largo and aspen hill. 33 in downtown washington. the bus stop forecast calls
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breeze 20 to 125 miles per hour. this is the way the travel map looks coast to coast. driving across the cold front to the dakotas and the mississippi river valley is a showery area as the pacific northwest. the temperatures across the nation are below average coast to coast. download our stormwatch7 app for the iphone or android device right now. jonathan: there is a big increase in reward money now to search and find a killer. four months ago someone killed the national committee worker seth rich in the bloomingdale neighborhood. now the family is getting help from the unlikely alley. a republican strategist. stephen tschida explains.
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scene of the son's killing to plea for help to track down whoever shot rich in the back as he walked home july 10 at 4:30 in the morning. his mother likened the determination to a mother bear. fighting for her cub. >> my son is dead. it doesn't mean anything. we will feigned his murderer -- we will find his murderer. stephen: they are optimistic with the reward by the $125,000. they hope it will help solve the murder of the 27-year-old democratic national committee employee. >> he knows something about us. and he's a republican. here he is stepping up to help my son who was a democrat. stephen: this is the flier they handed out today along flagler place where we are now.
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went down that night. he was talking to his girlfriend. she heard voices. asked him if he is at home. he said i'm a block away. then sensing danger he said, "i have to go" and hung up the phone. second later he was shot twice in the back. reporting live, stephen tschida, abc7 news. maureen: now to the presidential transition and after a weekend of meetings and the new jersey golf resort, president-elect donald in manhattan. he met there with the potential cabinet members including former texas governor rick perry and former massachusetts senator scott brown. mr. trump met with anchors and the news chiefs from the major tv networks for an off-the-record discussion. jonathan: they are called zombies and ghosts and they can inflict unspeakable pain on the victims. we are not talking about a horror movie.
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they get away with millions of dollars and the victims' families and the rest of sus to pay for it. "7 on your side" troubleshooter horace holmes explains this in part of the ongoing secure i.d. day. horace: 3-year-old lowie hammond was the apple of her parent's eye. they knew they had a shorttime with the little angel in january of 2014. >> she passed away in my lap. horace: she succumb to a shock overtook the family. then news arrive that came as a punch to the gut. >> someone stole her identity and received a refund in her name. >> a tax return filed using her name, birth date and social security number. the information they believe lifted from her obituary. her social security number anyone at that time could have discovered by paying $10 to look at the social security administration's death master
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million deceased people whose identity is stolen every year. >> it's horrible. horace: at a huge expense and complicated problem according to the top law enforcement officials like the president attorney general brian frosh. >> the person who passed away is defenseless, so is the family. we can go after the folks but it is hard to find them. horace: cyber security expert andrew buckholz >> we call them haunted houses. >> where the i.d. thieves do their dirty business. look how in the houses represented by the red dots in the map are in our backyard. dozens of haunted houses in d.c., northern virginia, laurel, hyattsville. >> it could be a single family home and the bad guy is using identity fraud. using hundreds of identities and they look like they live
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houses is here where the d.c. police say a thief brought a deadman's identity to life to open up illegal operation. carried out under thomas hawkins' nose allegedly by a 65-year-old man who respected out the basement apartment. >> he gave me andre. i pulled him up and he has a list of aliases. horace: they arrested him who man and used it to open up credit card accounts. they found stacks of credit card and $16,000 cash in the room he respected. stealing from -- cash in the room he rented. stealing from the dead is a lucrative business but painful for the victims. >> it salt in wound for anyone who lost a loved one. especially a child. horace: heart-breaking story. few tips to protect your family. making out an obituary, list
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of the deceased. don't include address. send copy of the death certificate to each of the credit bureaus and the social security administration as soon as possible and shut down all social media of the loved one. i'm horace holmes, abc7 news. maureen: thank you. as part of the secure i.d. day, the "7 on your side" team is hosting a data destruction event. all day we invited people to bring the old electronics and the hard drivers to e-asset solutions inf there the devices will be securely destroyed. so far today we have seen an increased electronics taken in. increased by four times. we will be accepting the devices for the secure disposal until 6:30. still ahead at 6:00, another special honor for a medal of honor recipient. this time it came at a u.s. naturalization ceremony.
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is there anybody else in the water? maureen: powerful video to show when a man's life was
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dangerous. fishermen spotted him in the water and they called for help. chesapeake bay marine police say they responded to 13 rescues in two hours on saturday. two people died after falling in the water and one person is missing. jonathan: virginia is taking a big step to fight growing problems with heroin and other opioid drugs. they declared opioid addiction a public health emergency. that allows people to get the life-saving drug naloxone without a prescription. that is the drug that sold under the brand name narcan. three virginians die from drug overdoses every day. maureen: up next at 6:00 -- mike: i'm mike carter-conneen in alexandria. at a special naturalization ceremony a local man, a medal of honor recipient declared outstanding american by choice. coming up, we have an update
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holiday travel forecast coming up. maureen: now here is what the "good morning washington" team is working on for tomorrow. >> thanks, maureen. tomorrow on "good morning washington," three stores, three memberships. where are you really saving money this black friday? "7 on your side" puts retailers to the test. >> at 6:00 a.m. it's "good morning washington's" happy holiday hour. seven lucky winners will get $100 in get-away cash for gas. >> plus, stay with us for traffic and weather every ten minutes starting at 4:25 on
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you love all-day breakfast. but you don't love that you can't get all your favorites. but now you can get more of what you love. so you can find something else to not love. like hearing the sound of your own voice. (softly) like hearing the sound of your own voice. get more choices you love, now with all day breakfast. jonathan: "7 on your side" tonight helping to protect your identity. right now as part of the secure i.d. day, we have i. on your side" help center to answer any questions you might have. give them a call, you get answers to any questions. 703-236-9220. they will be taking calls until 6:30. maureen: breaking news out of tennessee tonight where dozens of children have been hurt and some people may be dead after the school bus they were riding in struck a tree in chattanooga. 35 children were on the bus at the time of the crash. there is no word what caused
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with police. jonathan: the marathon transportation board approved funding for a new bridge over the potomac river. four-lane span will replace the two-lane bridge on 301. construction on the $755 million project set to begin in 2020. a live look now from skytrak7 tonight as the sun was setting. the bridge links charles county in maryland with king george county in virginia. maureen: it was a scene. one year ago president obama presenting the medal of honor. today the cap pain born in france was part of another life-changing event at the u.s. patent and the trademark office in alexandria. it was a naturalization ceremony. mike carter-conneen reports as 7 salutes. mike: 165 immigrants from 43 countries took the oath of
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metal of honor recipient. >> i want to see more smiles. big smiles. this is a great day. mike: the 33-year-old became a u.s. citizen in 2001, the same year he graduated high school in bethesda. he competed in track and cos country and he joined the army in 2008. i was last november when he received a medal of honor for his heroic actions in afghanistan, grabbing a suicide bomber by the vest and shoving him away from the security detail. the explosion still kil others but it could have been much worse. president obama: the instincts and the courage to do what was needed. >> he nearly lost his leg in the blast. today he fully recovered and joined boeing of the director of veterans outeach. >> i'm thankful i am an american. >> he also received an award, outstanding american by choice from u.s. citizenship and the immigration services. >> military service.
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or in business. >> he says he was humbled and honored by the recognition but says the biggest honor was joining the new americans on a day they will never forget. >> if a kid from france gets to have an opportunity to meet the president of the united states at the white house, it should tell you about this country. anything is possible. mike: in alexandria, mike carter-conneen, abc7 news. jonathan: congratulations to him. we have a big update to a strings. he years ago we shared a picture with you. take a look. this was news outlets all across the country putting out picture of former president george h.w. bush shaving his head in solidarity with a child battling cancer. fast forward to today and he tweeted out a different image. look at that picture. patrick who is 5 years old is also cancer-free. both have a full head of hair. patrick's father is on the former president secret
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congratulations to them. a little chilly around here today. we are in shock. doug: at least we are not geeing the snow and the plows. maureen: thank goodness. doug: we have the chill in the air and the winds. talk about what is coming next. a slight warm-up. this is from the fan tage point of belle haven in alexandria. i turned into a sunny day. the sun making a low mark across the sky. it didn't warm us up much. now temperatures will fall hours. 47 today. two days below the average high of 56. over the next few days we are closer to the average high. pretty much holding the territory for the next week or so. it's 36 in cumberland, maryland. 34 in winchester. 53 is the bay temperature. water temperature is very cold. 39 in andrews. 41 at joint base andrews and reagan national airport.
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clear skies, even with the strong winds the air is dry. high pressure is so dominant we have no trouble reaching range of temperatures. 23 by morning. 33 downtown. if that is the case, then the wind chill, the winds will run in teens and the 20's. last year was the 23rd of no. we had the first 32 degree reading at reagan national. it will be close to that tomorrow morning so everything is on target seasonally. i mentioned the update. they are getting pounded. close to three feet of snow. these are the lake fect. the winds are across the open water of the lake. the wind direction changes a little bit and changes where the high snow totals and the pockets are. especially land with the higher hills a few miles inland. they are getting pounded. but nothing compared to that area. the high pressure is responsible for the wind flow and speed. it's closer to us on wednesday morning and the winds will lay down. we will have light winds.
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and southwest ahead of the cold front. we will see increasing cloudiness on wednesday. thanksgiving morning the cold front will approach a mountain. we have a chance until noon or 1:00. it will clear out in the afternoon. that will show up in the thanksgiving forecast. shower or two early. clearing skies with highs in the mid-50's. look at the ten day shows no major storms. rain chances thursday morning and monday and tuesday. otherwise fairly quiet weather. for night and the redskins now have a short week to get ready. maureen: they do. erin: dallas week brings out the passion in redskins fans. could it come between a redskin player and his mother?
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we want dallas! ewant dallas! erin: redskins fans you will get dallas in less than 72 hours. even kirk cousins tweeted he loved to hear the chants. rob kelly and the company ran all over green bay last night in the primetime victory. and now the redskins have
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national spotlight. they travel to dallas for a thanksgiving matchup with the 9-1 cowboys. but they don't have a lot of time to rest. head coach jay grude grude spoke about the quick turn-around in the conference call. coach gruden: i don't think it's fair but we have to deal with it. we knew it was coming. we had a bye week to work on dallas a little bit. they have played three games since our bye week so we have to be up to date on what they i just, biggest thing you worry about the health of the football team. this is a physical football game we played last night. erin: good point. thursday's game is personal for he and his mom. his mother is a cowboys fan. yes, she will be at the game on thanksgiving in dallas. he is hurt that his mom cheers for the cowboys and not his team the redskins. >> does she know she gave birth to me?
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>> good point. >> if we lose, i'm not talking to her. for sure. i don't want the food. mom, mom. she knows the rules. erin: his mom sounds fun. hillary rodham clinton has -- jurgen klisman has been fired as the coach of the u.s. soccer team. maureen: several people were killed when a a tree. 35 children were on the bus at the time of the crash from ender garden to fifth -- kindergarten to fifth grade. no word on what caused the accident. the bus driver is all right and cooperating with the police. jonathan: horrible. maureen: quick update from you? doug: steve will have update at 11:00 and check the travel weather and the national forecast looking ahead to thanksgiving and beyond. coming up tonight at 11:00. maureen: thank you, doug. "world news tonight" with david muir up next.
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tonight, breaking news. just as millions begin to travel for thanksgiving, the major storm turning deadly tonight. the 40-car pileup. and now the new storm moving in right after, just in time for the holiday. also breaking, there is word coming in right now of a horrific and deadly school bus crash. reports of several elementary school children o also, as we come on tonight, the earthquake and tsunami warning near the toque shia nuclear plant. the images coming in. the urgent manhunt after a veteran officer in texas is shot and killed in an ambush. the surveillance video released late today. another officer shot while in his patrol car in st. louis. four officers targeted in 24 hours. and the new message late today from president-elect donald trump. the race to fill his cabinet.

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