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>> now, abc 7 news at noon. on your side. jummy: police are looking for the shooter who killed a mother in princear-old child george's county just after 7:00 this morning. it happened in the 1300 block of palmer road in fort washington. sam sweeney first brought you this as breaking news. he is live with new details.
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the police chief here in prince george's county calls this a profoundly sad day. the state's attorney says it's one of the worst days they can imagine. there,yond that car over a two-year-old girl was found shot in her car seat. her mother, a 26-year-old former teacher was also found shot dead on the ground. the 2-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. dozens of law enforcement officers are combing the area. we don't know why this happened or who police are looking for. sources tell us this was likely a domestic situation. possibly some sort of custody battle. >> the notion that someone would be bold enough to take the life of a child, to take the life of a young woman and think that
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there would not be consequences is simply unacceptable in prince george's county. >> we will spare no resource in holding that individual accountable. bringing that person to justice. that thisg the signal is absolutely unacceptable in any civilized community that a child should be killed in this way. very strong words coming from both of them. police have not released suspect information. they say they have a very solid lead on who they are looking for. theytate's attorney says will use all of their available sure whoevermake did this receives the maximum penalty allowed by law. vote 2016.to the winners have been declared in last night's iowa caucus. hillary clinton claiming a razor thin victory over her rival
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bernie sanders. and ted cruz winning over donald trump. ,arcy gonzales is in manchester where the next primary is only a week away. >> just hours after those first taste of victory. >> that is the most votes ever cast for any republican primary winner. >> and defeat in iowa. >> we finished second and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. now all about new hampshire. >> this is now the center completely shared with anyone else -- completely unshared with anyone else. trump trying to reclaim his front-runner status following his loss to ted cruz. and marco rubio is working to maintain momentum after coming in a close third. >> they told me that we have no chance because my hair wasn't gray enough and my boots were too high. >> the closest ever.
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in some precincts it came down to a coin toss. >> as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> hillary clinton only ahead of bernie sanders by a fraction of a point. >> iowa has begun tonight a political revolution. >> mike huckabee and martin o'malley dropping out of the race. but the rest of the candidates campaigns are now full throttle in the granite state. hereof them were heading even before the caucuses were over. bush and k-6 spent much of the weekend campaigning hoping to get a head start on their opponents. jummy: following new developments in local races. maryland congressman elijah cummings says he will not run for senator barbara mikulski's seat.
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seek reelection in congress. he represents maryland seventh district. he says he received a lot of encouragement to run for senator mikulski's seat after she announced her retirement. he believes he can best serve the people of maryland by continuing his work in congress rather than focusing on a senate race. to the weather now. there are some icy spots on the roadways this morning, but we are warming up. it's going to be a pretty nice day before more rain arrives in the region. chief meteorologist doug hill is here. jamie: bright sunshine across the area right now. bright sunshine around the area right now. that color green indicates an area that is under a flood watch. that takes place tomorrow afternoon through thursday morning. it will be the combination of areas with heavy rain and snow melt that are at risk for
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localized flooding. weather conditions are very calm. temperatures are starting to warm up. 48 reagan national. 43 frederick. 46 manassas. some increasing cloudiness expected tonight. during the daylight hours, temperatures approaching 50 degrees in spots. we will can can you -- continue the snow melt. 49 aspen hill. 46 germantown. 50 waldorf and the district. word i wouldot a use to describe what is happening out in the central plains right now. a major snowstorm is winding up. minnesota,owa, wisconsin. on the eastern side, it's a
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whole different story. it's almost like springtime with heavy thunderstorms breaking out over the next 36 hours. especially across portions of mississippi and tennessee. eastward, pulling a lot of moisture from the atlantic ocean and give us a fair amount of rain through the day. increasing cloudiness later tonight. it will be comfortable and temperatures should stay above freezing. rain moves in tomorrow and it's going to be heavy. i will explain all the details coming up in a few minutes. jummy: officials say icy conditions caused a school bus to go off the road in montgomery county. no students were hurt. it did close the road for a while. john gonzalez is in rockville with details. john: we have been able to get closer to give you an idea of what happened. veryng down avery road was
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slick. black ice definitely played a factor here. that's what police believe. the school bus is now hooked to wrecker. you can see how much snow is in the area. it is all starting to melt and that is quickly freezing. ,ust before 7:30 this morning this school bus carried two students was headed to rockville high school. the driver lost control and hit a guardrail and then went off the road and got stuck in a bank. the students were not injured. you can see how i see the road is under the bus. icy the roade how is under the bus. this trickle of water from all the snow that is melting.
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that water is freezing pretty quickly and it looks like that caused this accident this morning. jummy: crews are working on repairs to a water main break in silver spring for the second time since sunday. it's a 10 inch pipe at georgia avenue and bonnifant. there have been more than 300 water main breaks in montgomery county and pg county in the last few months. we want to see how the roadways are looking. jamie sullivan is here with a check of traffic. of year.'s that time we are seeing water main breaks, issues with potholes. the potholes are really going to be an issue. this is 395. we're in pretty good shape heading northbound. there are intermittent closures in place while they do a little bit of road work.
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if you are heading south, we are moving great. a little bit of sun glare. on some of the side roads with quite a bit of snow, that reflection off of the snow can get pretty bad. i want to talk about metro. we scheduled track work midday on the blue and yellow line and then on the red line. possible delays. the areae traveling in of silver spring, university boulevard has paving. that goes by the safeway in silver spring as a good alternate. back to you. to learn are expecting more about the mysterious murder of a 13-year-old virginia girl. blacksburg police will hold a news conference at 2:00 this afternoon on the death of nicole weeks.
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her body was found in north carolina on saturday. 18-year-old virginia tech charged with premeditated murder. a second student is accused of helping get rid of the body. both are from maryland and being held without bond. police have not talked about a possible motive. d.c. counsel is taking up a proposed ban on where you can smoke pot in the district. a person in d.c. can only smoke in a private residence under current law. some people want to create an exception for regulated businesses like pot clubs. muriel bowser opposes the idea. in the past, she has said there is really no way to regulate pot use and sales because of congressional rules over the city. d.c. counsel is also set to vote today on an incentive program that would make it easier for residents and businesses to purchase and install security cameras. they see it as a way to help police crackdown on crime.
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we will have updates starting tonight. , a health matters alert. a new action being taken to fight the zika virus. >> bill cosby is back in court. coming up, i will tell you why his attorneys say the criminal charges against him are illegal. jummy: the famous punxsutawney phil is calling for an early spring. but just how often does he get that right? we have the answer coming up. and doug hill will be back with when you need your umbrella this week. stay with us.
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jummy: we are following new developments out of pennsylvania. bill cosby is in court right now for his first hearing in the sexual assault case against him. his lawyers are hoping to convince the judge to dismiss the case. has more.hur back in court this morning and by the end of the day, he could learn if the criminal case against him will proceed or if he can avoid prosecution. his attorneys are having -- fighting to have the case thrown out, arguing cosby had a deal that he would never be charged. the serial rapist was charged with drugging and raping former temple university employee inrea constand at his home 2004. of the dozens of women accusing him of rape, this is the only
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criminal case filed against him. he has denied all allegations. in an interview last may, he reacted to the allegations pouring in. >> i have been in this business 52 years and i've never seen anything like this. >> the defense is now asking the judge to dismiss the case, saying the 28-year-old struck a deal with district attorney bruce castor. resultinal charges could from that testimony against cosby. in his deposition, cosby admitted he had a number of affairs giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with yo. that testimony led to the criminal charges. the new district attorney said the deal is not binding as it was never put in writing. today, castor is expected to confirm that agreement existed.
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cosby is currently out on $1 million bail. while he has yet to enter a plea, he claims the account -- the encounter was consensual. jummy: now to a health matters alert. in the fight against the zika virus. the president of honduras has issued a sanitary emergency. he is calling on all mayors in the country to join forces to target the mosquito. unicef is asking for $9 million for its programs in the americas to curb the spread of the virus. been ins has reportedly several states, including two cases here in virginia. famous groundhog punxsutawney phil made his prediction this morning. >> there is no shadow to be cast. an early spring is my forecast. jummy: that's right. phil did not see his shadow.
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but don't pack of your winter clothes yet. phil is only accurate about 45% of the time. that's probably why he gets the help from his fellow groundhogs. caught all the action at the local groundhog day. >> the predictions are in. potomac phil did not see his shadow. so in early spring. excited here in dupont circle at the dupont festival hosting the groundhog day celebration. the fifth year in a row. great prediction. >> it was an incredible morning. it's really hard to get a prediction out of a taxidermy ied groundhog but he shows up every time and he nails it. prediction, he said six more months of political deadlock. >> thank you for all that you
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do. blue skies and 50 degrees today. potomac phil, well done. punxsutawney phil has 40% accuracy? wouldn't you be better off flipping a coin. jummy: absolutely. or just wish and hope. doug: we will see what happens. it's going to get a little bit cooler. no snowstorms insight. -- in sight. let's take care of the next few days. repeat offf with a the flood watch the goes into effect tomorrow north of the metro washington. especially baltimore across the pennsylvania-maryland line. a lot more snow there.
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the combination of snow melt and heavy rain is producing localized flooding. 43 in frederick. 48 in the capital. 49 fredericksburg. 44 in downtown baltimore. we will get to about 50, maybe as high as 52. that combination of warm temperatures and sunshine, or melting. we will stay mostly clear for a while. clouds will increase. this was really a dynamic storm system. blizzard conditions, heavy snow the west.o on the eastern side, and very strong jetstream. mississippi may be placed under a tornado watch. a big severe weather outbreak expected. this will move east over the next couple of days. our chances for rain will start
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increasing tomorrow. cannot rule out an isolated area of thunder. those areas in the midsouth will get pummeled by severe weather. skies are sunny through the afternoon. high clouds will come across the blue ridge during the late evening. we will be watching radar for rain. it may be steady rain by the afternoon with heavy areas developing across the mountains. all that is going to move eastward. by tomorrow evening's rush-hour, rain, thunderstorm, heavy downpours. skies will clear out and back into sunshine on thursday with cooler temperatures. temperature -- rainfall potential from this model, about half an inch. mid 60's tomorrow, 100% chance of rain. 50 degrees thursday. 45 friday. the weekend looks terrific.
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back into the 40's with showers possibly monday and tuesday and then it will turn rather chilly for a few days after that. i can't be like phil. i can't look ahead to spring. jummy: we trust you. coming up, the social media post that landed a dancing with the stars neighborhood,i feel like
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jummy: dancing with the stars pro val chmerkovskiy is now facing a $6 million lawsuit over a social media post. he shared a meme on facebook saying, letting your child become obese should be considered child abuse. that girl's family is suing him
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for humiliating a little girl with down syndrome. the photo was taken in 2008, unbeknownst to the girl. clear skies today, but not for long. clear skies today, but not for long.
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doug: beautiful sunshine. temperatures around 50 this afternoon. heavy rain tomorrow. i will update those prospects at 4:00. jummy:
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