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>> abc 7 news news at noon, on your side. jummy: a person has been shot near a hotel in silver spring. they are at the travel lodge on 13th street.
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to survive. police are searching for the shooting suspect patel is they do not believe this was a. random crime will keep you updated as we learn more information. another developing story. smoke filling a red line train this morning. eens set up smoke bombs and a fire extent which are before running off. john gonzalez is covering metro with the details. reporter: it was a most 9:00 this morning during rush-hour when a red line train picked up for passengers -- four passengers right here at this metro station. karsayung men and so the minutes later those young men set off several smoke bombs inside the car and also discharged of fire extinction. we want to show you so the wereres that riders putting on social media showing the smoke-filled car. they said they were
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coughing. the vandals took off running your the rhode island avenue station. this is where we've been talking to customers about this morning toident and smoked -- spoke one man who says he worked for the city's youth. >> it needs to be addressed. kids -- times there are 99 out of 100 times they're going to do something negative. reporter: first responders and pulleys were never called to the scene. metro officials tell us the service on the red line train was never affected. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. family and friends are saying their final goodbye to the hartford county deputy killed in the line of duty. the funeral for a 30 year law enforcement veteran is being held right now. he and another deputy were shot to death last wee
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the gunman also died in a shootout. you can watch the memorial service live on our website at wjla.com. new developments in the investigation into a child porn scandal in prince george's county. the confirmed number of victims has risen to 17. newly confirmed police chief says the department is so conducting forensic interviews in the case. they are accused of filming children as young as nine years old. oway was a volunteer at an element to school and a choir director. police say their main concern is providing support to the victims. on we move to an update another disturbing story we first brought you last night at 11:00. a dog in northwest d.c. was electrocuted. it was believed to be an isolated incident but as our sam sweeney found out, we are learning other paths h
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been shocked in that same area. at first we thought it was an isolated incident. one. electrocuted in killed at this apartment complex behind me. as the hours passed, we are learning that more dog owners say their dogs are also shocked and nothing was done to correct the problem. >> i'm beside myself. . i lost my best friend reporter: the heartbreak is raw for pam kelly. her dog was killed monday night. kelly took her out for the regular walk. all of a sudden he started to yelp and then collapsed. >> i do not know what was going on. i thought my dog broke her leg. if i just picked her up and moved her from the area, she might still be alive. reporter: she tried petting the dog to see what was wrong and that's when electric current shot through her body. her son rushed to help if you were shocked said that his iphone stopped working. a third person was also shocked. now it
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the dog was just the latest victim of this mysterious electric current. >> it's a horrible feeling because my dog is also been shocked. reporter: residents say they have been complaining to equity apartments, the company that manages the building that something was wrong. the company said they never found anything. finally this weekend and electricians as a wire underneath the cement caused the dog to die. . the problem still is not fixed >> our tenants put up signs telling people the dog was electrocuted. that they should not be going out back. the management took the signs down. reporter: pam says she will not let the dog die in vain. she will contact the department of agriculture for an autopsy. abc 7 has reached out to the apartment complex in the management company. so far they have not responded to our request for comment. sam sweeney, abc 7 news. jummy: now we move to a happy ending for a dog rescued
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fairfax county. the dog fell through nice --ice about 10 feet from the shore. rescue teams arrived in under 10 minutes. they found the dog struggling over able to quickly jump in and pull the puppy to safety. medics was evaluated by on the scene and turned over to the owner with no injuries. we should see some help from the sun today. warming is to the 40's. brian is here with a look at your first forecast. brian: we have gone through a couple of ups and downs as of late. today things are finally calming down for sure. we had clouds this morning. we also had a few more clouds starting to build back in. we kind of go back and forth between the clouds in the sunshine. we are definitely warmer to the south. 44 culpeper. 45 at andrews. hagerstown at 38.
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as we head of the afternoon we may peak have the upper 40's to near 50. they might drop back a little bit throughout the afternoon. we see some clouds moving in. we are looking at a cooler stretch thursday will be a bit cooler. if you can hang in there, 60's for the weekend. possibly 30-35 degrees warmer next weekend. no precipitation that all. more in just a bit. jummy: thank you. the temperatures and the shifts we have seen has been causing major problems on the roadways. potholes are posing safety risks and financial pain. jeannette reyes has details on the gw parkway. reporter: it is a potholed mess along the gw parkway. that is why right now crews are working frantically to patch up as many as they can.
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better. know, you are not imagining things. it is quite the bumpy ride on the gw parkway. dozens of potholes no litter the roads after a roller -- roller cov -- roller coaster temperatures. the national park service without yesterday evening catching up the road and were back out in full force this morning just after rush-hour. this calls for specialized equipment and crews working around the clock. you see the speed they are going. >> please slow down. drive the speed limit and drive with care. there are potholes. reporter: crews will be a long beach drive and gw parkway throughout the weekend. all we are asking to do this to pack your patience. jeannette reyes, abc 7 news. jummy:
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is checking on the rest of the roadways this new. jamie: we are starting up with a pretty big issue. a dump truck struck the overpass on the inner loop of the beltway near georgetown pike. a little closer to old dominion. they are doing some work right now. two left lanes are blocked. we are in the single digits behind this. is about a 3.5 mile backup miles per hour only averaging six miles per hour.some few -- if you go spots. the third street tunnel looks ok. i want to get to metro. we are quite a few different things happening right now. scheduled track work on the red line. traveling on the blue line from addison road to stadium armory. on the silver line, trains are running from we the rest of the ballston. on the green line they are doing railcar testing. quite a few issues
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on the inner loop the virginia trying to head north towards maryland. that is what we have the accident. that is a look at traffic. the trialpening now, underway for a former prince george's county school board member. defraudingcused of the system to get free lunches for the child. mundy is charged with stealing $1300 in free lunches the thing 2010 and 2015. four other parents are also charged. commercial the government accountability office. brad bell is inside the courthouse and we will have live updates at 4:00. noon, up on abc 7 news at apple versus the fbi can a security battle. why the tech company is refusing to help retrieve information from a terrorist's phone.
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what new poll numbers reveal about the race. when theback with weather will get here in his full forecast coming up next. we continue to following breaking news in silver spring. montgomery county police on the scene of a shooting at a travel lodge on 13th street. more details coming up in a few minutes.
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>> you're watching abc 7 news at noon. jummy: the battle brewing between apple and the fbi. they say they will fight a judge's order to hack into an encrypted iphone that belong to one of the san bernardino shooters. the
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about digital privacy versus national security. reporter: a master key to unlock all phones. that is what apple says the government is requiring them to create and the dangers of that could have future ramifications for all americans. according to apple ceo tim cook. recovering information off the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. >> we still have one of those killers phones and we've not been able to open. it in over two months. we are still working on it. reporter: the government trying to assess the involvement of isis and the attacks. investigators have been unable to crack the pass code on the iphone 5. their concern is that ten unsuccessful attempts would cause it to automatically erase key data and make the phone permanently inaccessible. apple says they don't of the ability to just unlock the one iphone. >> to offer the assistance the government needs they have to literally cat
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phones. apple is saying once we create this it will get out. as a result everything we have built in terms of protecting security and privacy is going to be out the door. reporter: legal analysts say this will not easily be resolved and may ultimately be decided in the supreme court. lana zak, abc 7 news. jummy: we turn to the race for the white house. there are three days left until the south carolina primary for donald trump holds a 16 point lead. he is also coming under fire, taking insults from president obama and ted cruz. they both say he doesn't have the skill set. trump firing back at the president, saying he is lucky he didn't have to run against him in 2012 because he would've been a one term president. to the democratic side, the nevada caucus is set for the saturday. the south ca
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saturday. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are each writings -- fighting for the minority vote. polls show they are in a dead heat in nevada. clinton is ahead by 18 points in south carolina. 7 on your side's heroine highway series goes to virginia tonight. is the devious thinking for a section of interstates. we visit devastated communities along the way. in virginia, will a movie save lives? the attorney general is trying to get ahead of a epidemic with a shocking documentary. parents ellis the movie hits home. -- tell us the movie had some. we also had a winchester where we see babies addicted to opioids. 7 on your side will have the official estimate. is getting better or worse? heroin highway tonight on abc 7
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at 5:00. pope francis is wrapping up his trip to mexico. he will visit see it at warez -- ciudad juarez prison. he is also holding a large outdoor mass. thousands of american catholics are expected to cross into mexico to attend. the trip focuses heavily on the injustices facing mexico's poorest citizens. now we switch a little bit closer to home to talk about our forecast. it almost feels like it is spring. i had a coughing fit. [laughter] brian: i will start reading. sorry about that. we are warming up a bit today. we do take a little dip tomorrow. a little bit up on friday for the weekend is 60's on saturday and upper 50's on sunday. the weekend showing a lot of promise. take a look at our live weather cam from washington lee high school in arlington.
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you can see a few scattered clouds. we had some clouds earlier today and they will be building back this afternoon. the best way for us to describe it is a mix of sun and clouds. we do have a little bit of a breeze at 12. at a little bit of a chill factor if you will. 41 at aspen hill. 47 in full search. -- falls church. 44 in largo. i was looking at the satellite picture because we had some clouds earlier this morning. they have fanned but they are moving back in. if you're watching along the 81 corridor and the shenandoah valley, things are a little bit cloudier. if your heading down south towards virginia and madison and orange counties, a little bit more sunshine right now. they goes back and forth. you can definitely see the ha your cloud cover around us. there is a pocket right in the center of
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are looking nice. futurecast looking ahead. it will be a bit cooler tomorrow. maybe near 40 degrees at best. however, a bit of a cool breeze. as we have for the afternoon sunshine but cool. as we head into friday the temperatures start to surge backup. here is the temperature graphic. a little cooler, coolish today. thursday is the coldest day of the week for the next couple of days. and then the cold air retreats. as we head into friday, saturday and sunday, warmer air builds in. a very nice weekend. last weekend we were in the 20's. this weekend we are in the 50's and 60's. as we had to the afternoon the clouds and sunshine will come back and forth together. about 51. winds at about 5-10.
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overnight, 20-29. it will be a cold evening tonight. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. only near about 40 degrees. as we look at the weekend and the seven day outlook, we see the nicer saturday and sunday heading our way. watching for early next week. the next system rolls through. people starting to get excited. maybe in the middle of next week some wintry weather back in the next. it will be in the 60's this weekend. let's focus on the near-term. jummy: who are these people? i will trust the stormwatch guys. thank you. coming up, an update on the breaking news. a shooting outside a motel in silver spring. a live report as we leave you with live pictures from the scene. that is coming up after the
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jummy: and want to get back to breaking news in montgomery county. police are investigating a shooting at a downtown silver spring motel. kevin lewis is there live at the breaking details. reporter: the shooting happened morning.:05 this you see a number of police officers and detectives talking in the parking lot. the seven run 11:05. police telling us at least one adult male was shot and taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. we presume the shooting having in a room on the second floor. you can see yellow police draped -- tape draped on the second floor.
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officers and detectives standing right with a yellow tape is draped. we do not know the reason behind the shooting. there is no suspect in custody the police tell us this does not appear to be a random shooting. from what we can tell this is a motel that seems to have people that stay here for longer periods of time. it is not appear this is a high tourist motel by any stretch of the imagination. we are waiting for police to arrive and we will bring you more information as we learned. kevin lewis, abc 7 news. jummy: thank you. coming up after the break, one final check of the forecast. we will be right back.
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jummy: we are warming up but then take a little bit of a dip? brian: dip? [laughter] 48 this afternoon. a little bit cooler with some sunshine. mid 40's for friday but the payoff comes this weekend. low 60's on saturday. the weekend looks super. next week we do cool off a little bit. there could be some other but we will worry about that. jummy: thank you and thank you for joining us this midday. have a great day. [captioning performed by the nation
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