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finance it. >> but not everyone approves of the deal. northern virginia bureau chief jeff goldberg is in mobile track 7 tonight. what has been the reaction to this? jeff: well, this has been a bit mixed. we are heading east on 66 in that section that is going to be widened as part of the deal. we will take a look at the traffic. no surprise. red brake lights heading east on 66 in to the district. this deal was hammered out at the capitol in richmond for the past few days. key lawmakers from northern virginia are supporting the deal not all residents feel the same way. for drivers who endure the daily grind of 66 traffic, news of widening is like a breath of fresh air. >> it is a great idea. >> traffic is bad there. >> in the long run, it will be worth it. >> for the arlington residents who live by the stretch set to be widened this is a different story. >> i think it is a poor idea. that is not what the road
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>> nick who has lived here since 1971 says the initial intention was a two-lane parkway, not a beltway like thoroughfare. >> arlington is not something you can just pave over. that is where this is going. >> the agreement reached by the governor and the lawmakers call for widening the eastbound portion of 66 between the dulles connector road in boston, four-mile section through arlington county. arlington leaders, expressing disappointment from the deal and pleased by the promise of the governor. >> widening of 66 will be done on the existing footprint. and the existing right-of-way. no homes or businesses will be taken with these improvements. >> as part of the agreement, lawmakers fighting proposed tolls inside the beltway are dropping their opposition. this plan allows for solo drivers on 66 to be told in rush hour. >> i don't want to see all the roads turn in toll roads. that mig
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are heading. >> i don't want to pay more either but if i want a shortcut to get somewhere somebody has to pay for it. >> polling is one of the issue that has people divided. you are looking headed east on 66. this is from the rear view of mobile track 7. this is the front view from mobile track 7. 2017 when the tolls begin. that was governor mcauliffe target date when it comes to the tolls. widening will cost $130 million set to wrap by 2020. live in mobiletrack seven in arlington, jeff goldberg, abc7 news. leon: thank you. drive carefully. no plan in virginia is going to completely ease the congestion without widening the roosevelt bridge and extend the highway through the district. no reason to count on that happening anytime soon. maureen? maureen: major developments today in the case of a teacher's aide and school volunteer charged with making
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students on school grounds. we are waiting for a news conference by kevin maxwell as well as the county leaders. this will be the first time school leaders have spoken about the case. this afternoon, abc7 was the first to report the first alleged victim to come forward is suing the school system for negligence. that lawsuit claims teachers voiced concerns about deonte carraway for months and the concerns were ignored. carraway was charged after the uncle of a 9-year-old found illicit images and messages on the child's cell phone. prosecutors are promising justice. >> we are not going to leave any stone unturned to build the strongest case possible so that we can hold accountable the person or the persons who fail to protect the children in the cases. alison: principal of the sylvania woods elementary school is onopoly leave.
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supposed to start at 6:30. our sister station newschannel8 will carry the news conference live. leon: update on the breaking news from hartford county, last hour. in the last hour we learned two deputies shot in the line of duty died. maryland governor hogan ordered all state flags to be flown at half staff. this incident happened at a shoot-out in panera bread restaurant. the deputies were called callede to report of suspicious person. that man opened fire as soon as he saw the deputies. sheriff broke the difficult news after leaving the hospital. >> i have met with the both families. i don't think i can tell anybody. there is no word to describe what they are going through. i know both of them well. in my prior law enforcement days in a different
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1450 the tendies had 16 and 30 years experience. maureen: a developing story in washington where police are investigating the death of an infant and trying to determine who would be taking care of the child. >> they believe six children under the age of ten reside in the home and they do not believe an adult was in the home at the time. they find it hard to comprehend the grandmother would not have been with children. >> the grandmother is
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especially the newborn. she really helps with the kids. >> the surviving children have been taken from the home and are with the child protective services. the investigators tell us they did spend part of the day talking with the adults who reside in that home. the medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. maureen: still ahead at 6:00 we check in on the massive snow piles at r.f.k. stadium. this is why they look like now. why some are concerned. >> the montgomery county firefighters changing for ice rescues. i'm cheryl conner coming up we take you on the ice and look closer at the skills. >> maryland needs to do better. >> parents of a police officer killed by a drunk driver
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maryland law. simple fix they say would save lives next on "abc7 news at 6:00". doug: right now flurries and light area of snowshowers from fredericksburg to southern maryland. we will let you he how long it will last. that's next continuing on "abc7 ne
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maureen: tonight the "7 on your side" help center is open and taking call on heart health. call 703-236-9220. to talk to the experts. we will check in with them in a few minutes. leon: all right. meantime, calls for change tonight to honor the life of a fallen montgomery county police officer. today the parents of the officer noah leotta joined mothers against drunk driving in demanding ignition interlocks for anyone convicted of drunk driving. other states like virginia require the devices. the states have seen a drop in the drunk driving rates after the devices were approved. >> this is low-hanging fruit. simple thing. peak can go to work, live their lives, do everything they want to do after going to jail. they put this in the car and breathe in it before they get behind a wheel. that is it. that simple. leon: officer leotta was killed by a suspected drunk driver while conducting an anti-drunk driving campaign. no charges have been filed th
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case. maureen: one alexandria church is make it convenient to receive the sign of the cross in a nontraditional way. in a drive-through. they are allowing drivers to get the ashes to go. today is the first day of leapt. 40ial dayd this is the first day of lent. leon: rescue crews take on thin ice and are ready to save lights when it counts. alison: bracing for the coldest air of the season. maureen: when we may get out of the 20's in doug's full seven-day forecast. robert: i'm robert burton. coming up in sports, steph curry is at it again. the d.m.v. will be represented well in the mcdonald's all-american game. we talk to a star today after he was honored.
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i lead the 11 o'clock news with stories of gun violence. and like many of you, my family lived through the beltway sniper crisis. in congress, i'll fight to expand background checks on guns and ammunition, ban assault weapons, and mandate gun safety locks, because too many kids die from accidental shootings. let's show the nra we're not afraid of them; as democrats, as americans, as parents. i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. michelle: i'm michelle marsh in the help center. where the phone lines are still open. 703-236-9220. you only have 15 more minutes to place a call. we have the healthcare professionals standing by to
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disease and heart health. you know one of the questions i had was what about chocolate? you hear chocolate is good for you. we got the doctor to cosign. she says that chocolate is okay. good for your health in moderation. she also added a glass of wine as well. valentine's day is coming up. maybe chocolate and a bottle of wine for your sweetie. it will go a long way. maureen? maureen: thank you, michelle. new hampshire primary is narrowing the field of the republican presidential candidates. new jersey governor chris christie and former hewlett-packard ceo carly fiorina ended the presidential campaign. christie finished sickth and fiorina finished behind him at seventh. donald trump won the republican race. bernie sanders won on the democratic side in new hampshire. new information on the potomac river oil spill.
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substance that leaked in the potomac near roaches run is petroleum but where it came from is a mystery. it may take a couple of days to determine the source after collecting samples and sending them to a lab. they also say they see a decrease in the number of animals affected by the spill. leon: it is one of the many lasting images from the 2016 blizzard. piles of fluffy white snow dumped in parking lot at r.f.k. stadium by the truckload. a different scene today. look at this. this fillny, sooty, nasty, dirty, salty mess is what remains of the ton of snow dumped there to melt. d.c. water is worried about this. spokesperson tells us that the snow was filled up with street waste to make it to the anacostia river. d.c. department of energy and environment say the filters are in place. they hope it would catch the runoff for the coming weeks and the months to take for all
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the freeze of winter left ice on a lot of waterways still. you know why you should never walk out on the ice? firefighters have to be ready to rescue anyone who ventures out and falls through through. two and four-legged victims, we should remind you. cheryl conner takes us to germantown with a loo at how firefighters there are training. cheryl: stepping out of the fire gear and into a dry suit. they are firefighters. but first responders must be prepared to run toward any danger. >> this is an actual good day for training. this is the ice we will deal with. >> thin ice. in maryland, it doesn't hold for walking or playing. 1 firefighters took turn on the gunners lake sliding acrosses the ice to reach someone playing victim. >> the main important features are the rescue swing. you will see the yellow ring that the rescues wear across their bodies and give it to
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10-year-old that fell through icy retention pond two years ago is on the mind of lieutenant daniel schaefer that helped with the rescue. >> the scenario would have played out simply in the other departments but we would like to give them a better chance to be successful. >> we suited up to go close to the water's edge but we couldn't go on the ice. master firefighter duffer said it's too thin and makes it unsafe for us or anyone else who wants to go in and play. news chopper 7 shows several breaks in the ice. reminder this is a drill. playing on ice is never safe. >> at no point should anybody believe the ice is good. in maryland we say no ice is safe ice. cheryl: in germantown, cheryl conner, abc7 news. leon: hard to believe there is still ice out there. maureen: a lot of words of caution. doug: more through the end of the week and the weekend. cold air coming our way. get started with the numbers on wednesday in washington. the almanac page. 39 a
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average is 46 and 30. this will go in the book at a below average temperature day. at this hour, the temperatures are continuing to drop hour-by-hour. be low freezing north and west. reagan national at 32. 32 in andrews. above freezing south and east. this is the beginning. to get a couple of pushes of cold air. tonight, tomorrow, friday. friday through the weekend is colder. wind chills are a feature because of the gusty winds out of the northwest at times. 22 in washington. on top of that, we have areas of the flurries and the snowshowers. the air has been dry. we have had report of snow flurries moving through. lighter now isers are demin niching. this is all lake
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for us it is getting used to the gusty winds and the cold air. wind chill stay in teens. just went it starts to moderate again boom! the strong cold front will blast in. even though we are not in the center of the coldest part of the air mass, that is up to the northeast over the portion of ontario, quebec and new eng land we have highs in low to mid-20's. strong winds. during the day, across the region. temperatures range, the wind chills between 5 above and 15 below. so get ready. it is coming. it will warm up next week. warmup occurs. as the warmup occurs through monday and tuesday, a storm system may devel
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the south. we will talk more coming up. let's talk to maureen, legion and robert. leon: good deal. what is the word? robert: mr. curry making news again. in a good way. stephanos at it again. how he wow -- steph curry at it again. how he wowed the crowd. and how this guy might not want t
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(elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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robert: big matchup on the hardwood for g.w. hosting st. joe's. at the moment they are neck in neck in the conference. st. joe's in third. g.w. in third. colonials fresh off the road win over v.c.u. that propelled them back to bubble talk. are they a top 68 team? well, if they are, it might take getting used to. >> new position for me. i have never been in the conference running or in the race for ncaa tournament. so it's fun. to be in the mix, watch games and know you could play the teams. >> we have to stay focused. you can't listen to the noise. we take our business we are in great sh
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leon: high school level. robert: hometown heroes decided to travel the country to honor all 24 all americans. the first stop in the d.m.v. recognizing d.j. king who was presented with the mcdonald's all american jersey. next year he will play for rick pitino at louisville. we caught up with the future cardinal after the ceremony. steph curry at it again, hosting houston last night. gets a strip near. -- strip here. this is a thing of beauty. warriors 47-4 after beating the rockets. that is the best start in nba history. kentucky-georgia. kentucky with a blow-out win. there is always the moment that outshines the game. this is darren at rupp arena. dancing for yearsth last night picks up a partner. tries to take it to the next
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level. didn't work. they were both okay. moscow did tweet out an apology saying he didn't mean to hurt anyone. leon: it seemed like a good idea at the time. it's all fun and games until someone breaks their back. [laughter] maureen: let's hear what doug has to say. doug: light snow and flurries around the area. doppler, south of town moving across the northern and the southern maryland. big weather story through the weekend is a blast o arctic air coming through here. it will be bitterly cold. 20 to 25 degrees below average. steve rudin has more to say about that. coldest air of the year is on the way at 11:00. tonight on "world news tonight" with david muir. huge victory in new hampshire for g.o.p. candidate donald trump. what does it mean for the rest of the campaign? that is next.
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breaking news tonight in the race for 2016. at this hour, two big names dropping out of the race. and can any republican stop donald trump? his major victory in new hampshire. also, the surprise in second place. one-on-one with marco rubio and his stunning admission. plus, clinton versus sanders, and the brand new battle tonight for the south. also breaking at this hour, from the justice department, a federal lawsuit against the police and the city, accused of outright discrimination. the new warning for airlines and passengers tonight. the explosion from batteries commonly carried in the cargo hold. the hospital horror. the doctor who operated on the wrong newborn. as we ask tonight, how does this happen?


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