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>> the detective is on the stand and we learned the crucial evidence cracking the case that led to the arrest, the surveillance video. this is video taken february 12 outside of mcdonald's on e street. this is where chris marquez was assaulted. this is what we have learned. according to a witness in the mcdonald's that night and who was interviewed by the detective on the stand right now, this witness corroborates marquez's story that indeed the group did surround him and begain taunting him with slogans about black lives matter and if he supported that. and when marquez did his best to ignore them and did not respond that angered one of the suspects. the suspect you first see striking marquez. the witness told when marquez refuse to respond. as we was leaving he smiled at the 17-year-old male. that drove
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edge. we learned the two arrested, the 17-year-old female charged with the robbery and the 17-year-old charged with the aggravated assault, they are boyfriend and girlfriend. another crucial piece of evidence is surveillance video from the stores where the stolen credit cards were used. he the stolen credit cards were used. this hearing is still underway. attorneys for the juveniles letting us know they intend to fight charges. also asking that the two 17-year-old be released to the custody of one to a guardian and the other to a father. a lots more information coming out of the hearing. stay tuned. we'll bring it to you later. leon: thank you. keep us posted. tonight we are on the storm watch as we put a rain-filled day in books to prepare for storm and more rain in the hours ahead. already the unsettled weathe
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commutes. >> for sure. chief meteorologist doug hill joins us with what else is on the way. doug: we don't expect storms or heavy rain until tomorrow afternoon. in the meantime this is more drizzle and the light rain to deal with tonight and overnight. 39 in cumberland. same in winchester. above freezing. we are at 43 at the reagan national airport. we have a flood watch in effect tomorrow morning. through early thursday morning. for most of the area. it will move to the great
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rain and possible flooding and thunderstorms as well. that is the latest from the weather center. >> thank you. as doug mentioned mentioned then here is a big problem. we are also seeing the storms across the eastern half. all adding up to problems in the air. affecting the air travel. more than 100 flights have been delayed in new york. 15 so far delayed in the d.c. area. leon? leon: well, michelle, happening now. protesters are rallying outside the headquarters and there in support of apple. this is in response to the apple refusal to unlock iphone of the dead gunman in theperson ben terror attack -- san bernardino terror attack. what are you seeing out there tonight? >> you can see them, they are out in the rain. they are basically saying look, f.b.i. get out of the phones. leave the phones alone.
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it before. the f.b.i. went to the password and reset it. so, now you have an encrypted phone that is blocked. that is turning into a situation where the f.b.i. is looking for the information. these folks are saying look at the big eck pirture. you have a -- bigger picture. this government agency wants to access the privacy and get in the iphones. bill gates say they are looking for a narrow scope. narrow information about the specific event. but folks wonder is this the start of opening pandora's box where you have a government agency trying to get in and abouts is the people's iphones and concerned about that. especially in the nation's capitol. leon: thank you. michelle: new developmentsmentsn the horrific child pornography case in prince george's county. former teacher's aide deonte carraway is
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charges. they will carry a stiffer sentence than the state charges. they mean victims will not have to testify in open court. the federal criminal complaint also includes an excerpt of carraway's confession. he faces up to is 20 years -- 120 years in prison. leon: two people are in custody in connection to shooting on a metro train. police are looking for two more people. two men in the surveillance picture are persons of interest in the trial. this went down at a train at the anacostia metro stop on the groan line. victim is in stable condition. the gunman is 15 years old. no word on motive for the shooting. alison: we turn now to the rails for white house. as the republican candidates face a big test. abc7's political correspondent scott thuman live for us in las vegas. a few hours from now the caucuses begin there. what should we loo
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tonight? >> well, we are looking to see if the candidates behind trump can make up distance. they put a few days with the sharp elbows to gain ground and coffin vis awe cuss goers in nevada they need to rethink the considerations here if they were in the trump camp. watching 30. that is the number of the delegates up for grabs tonight. nevada is not portion nate. they are meted out. the caucuses close and they finish the activities by 9:00 p.m. tonight. that is local time. some polls show donald trump up 12 or 13 points. one has him up 26 points. can he hold on to it? caucuses are different. polls are considered shaky here.
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turn-out. we are waiting to see if all the factors play a role, if trump wins three states in a row. can ted cruz or rubio or the others kasich, carson, can they have a surprise night to throw him off the game before we go to super tuesday? it's one week away. a lot of states are up for grabs then. nevada the last stop before we see the momentum he may really have moving forward. back to you. leon: thank you, scott. now in the democratic race, boos at a bernie sanders rally today in nor for example. he wasn't -- norfolk. he wasn't having any of it. >> secretary of state and i have a strong disagreement. no. no, no, no, no. no. i respect secretary of state clinton. we can have differences. leon: big difference in tone here. sanders had been talking about wall street reform when the crowd booed hillary clinton. the former secretary of state and sanders will be appearing together tonigh
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hall in south carolina. alison: all right. michelle: still ahead at "abc7 news at 6:00" -- what happened moments before firefighter was burned in the line of duty. >> car windows smashed in a woodbridge commuter lot. i'm amy aubert with the story coming up. leon: the president new push to close the prison camp at guantanamo bay. that is coming up next.
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president obama: i feel that they -- future generations will wonder why we didn't act when the move was clear. leon: he said it would save the u.s. $85 million a year. republicans are skeptical of the plan. some presidential candidates said they would expand the facility, not close it. michelle: federal judge set a competency hearing for a cincinnati man charged with plotting to attack the u.s. capitol. 21-year-old christopher cornell ordered to get a mental evaluation after his lawyers argued there was reasonable cause to question whether he suffers suffers from
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he is accused of planning to attack the u.s. capital with the guns and the pipe bomb in support of isis. his hearing is scheduled for april 18. several stores in montgomery county were the target of the smash and grab burglaries. police say dunkin' donuts, little caesar's were hit overnight. they are all in a coldsville shopping center on new hampshire avenue. police are investigating whether money was stolen and if there is surveillance video. leon: all right, michelle. still ahead at 6:00 -- the storm risk including the freezing rain for part of the area in the coming hours. michelle: plus, what is being done after the thieves and vandals target popular commuter l
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for a cup of coffee just because you're a woman. so why does congress think it's ok that women get paid 20% less than a man for doing the same job? i'll fight for pay equity, to protect planned parenthood, choice for women, and expand paid and family leave. now some politicians will belittle this
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more proof that we just need more women in congress. i'm kathleen mathews and i approve this message. leon: a three-alarm fire ripped through a self-storage facility this morning at the fort knox storage facility on depot lane. no one was injured here. the cause is under investigation. prince george's county firefighter was burned today in a different scene. he was fighting a house fire
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we are told the firefighter's head was burned when the helmet was knocked off. he was treated and released at a burn center. the home on silver street suffered extensive damage but no one else was hurt. michelle: if you park your car to head to work you expect to find it the way you left it, right? it turns out that hasn't been the case at a woodbridge commuter lot. amy aubert looked into the third round of theft at the horner road commuter lot in the past six months. for some commuters parking in the lot makes them nervous. >> on the corner. amy: john parks in the commuter lot every day. >> i feel like now i got to probably catch a ride every morning or something. amy: prince william prince say friday six cars had the window smashed and one stripped of the tires.
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it is a big lot. people drive through here all day long. >> not the first time that the drivers in the commuter lot are left on edge. in october, car owner sent abc7 the pictures and placed a four wheel cinder block. >> lot struck several times. we don't see a pattern in how or what they are striking or what they are getting. amy: police say this time around the suspects got away with the car stereo systems and the c.d. players. we started near the entrance. we checked out every lot in the area. we didn't find any damage but we did see official patrolling the area. >> there are no cameras. anybody could walk up to the car and do them how they want to. amy: police say at one point they had mobile cameras monitoring the area. for now beyond increasing patrols they don't want to
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into the strategy. >> wanting to know if the car is okay when you get back to the lot. >> amy aubert, abc7 news. leon: washington monument is back open after being shut down because of the elevator issues. monument elevator issues were because of the damage from the n unrelated issue. the elevator was shut down after opening in may of 2014. not much to see. michelle: the real action on the way. we are going to have period of heavy rain tomorrow. i remains to be seen if we have thunderstorms. that is a possibility. just a possibility. better chance of having severe weather over southeastern virginia, eastern north carolina tomorrow. we probably won't see anything other than the rain. >> i have done my job. let's go to dinner. i forgot to tell you
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advisory. it runs from 10:00 tonight in area above 1 thousand feet in elevation in counties highlighted in pink. the temperatures are well above freezing. i'm not sure it will go below freezing or even at freezing in some area. higher elevations a slight possibility. just be cautious if you are out tonight and live in the areas. everybody else is steady or drop a degree or two more. drizzle and rain. warm air close to us. southeast. warm air. 53 in columbus and 58 in louisville. 53 in charleston. the old cold air wedge situation. it takes a while for the warmer air overhead to work to the surface. it will happen in time tomorrow. we think the high of 62. forecasting may not happen. 6:00 or 7:00. a number of tornadoes. i don'
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it on the social media but tragic across portion of louisiana. damage there. still tornado watches over mississippi, obama -- mississip, alabama and louisiana. if it warms up we could see thunderstorms. the best chance appears to be by the storm prediction center. eastern carolina tomorrow. still a chance as far north as southern maryland. southeast virginia. slightest chance we will get an isolated thunderstorm here. a lot of elements have to come together for that to happen. locally what is called the marginal area. thunderstorms, yeah, it is a good bet. on the future cast the rain doesn't start to pick up in the intensity until tomorrow morning. according to the model through the day and the afternoon, heavy rain and the thunderstorms possible. through the late afternoon and the rush hour. it will clear out of the area. we will get gusty winds.
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skies for day on thursday. tomorrow is a day under a flood watch. potential for heavy rain. keep an eye on that for you. once we get through all that. the temperatures will drop on thursday. close to 60. 62 on monday. >> all right. michelle: already good. leon: big players coming to town. >> oh, boy. a lot of people around the country watching what happened here. >> 59 on sunday. 20 boards. yes. yes. the highest. michelle: incredible. >> they didn't need to. anti-any davis is in town tonight. he'll is -- he's feeling good. georgezimmerman responds to allegation from the al-jazeera documentar
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announcer: and now the toyota sports desk. brought to you by the local toyota dealer. robert: hoops. the wizards have their hands full. anthony davis and the pelicans are in town. on sandivers dropped 59 points. grabbed 20 rebounds against the pistons. not to mention wizards are four games back from .500 mark. does there need to be a sense of urgency here? >> it hit us if we don't do something or st
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we won't be in the playoffs. everybody's goal. that was the goal to come in the season. home court. it's still possibility. we still have 20-plus games left. get it done. >> all right. nats full squad required to report to spring training today. ryan zimmerman spent time with the reporters today. for nearly 20 minute he spoke about the al-jazeera report that cited pharmacist charlie sly who claimed he provided zimm with performance-enhancing drugs. zimmerman filed defamation suit against al-jazeera and sly recanted the claims or implicating him but the damage has been done. >> i spent time in the community in d.c. kids and the families to think that i guess my integrity and the person that i really am is questioned by someone who has never met me, never, doesn't know what
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allen was asked about robert griffin iii's future and he said i see robert will get an opportunity with another team. the team has until march 79 it to release him before the $16 million kicks in. in 2012 he was the savior. leon: i wish him the best unless he winds up in dallas. then it's dicey. doug: steve rudin has the latest on the freezing rain advisory and flood watch. weather day tomorrow. michelle: thank you for watching. leon: see you at 11:00.
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? breaking news tonight. the state of emergency this hour. multiple tornadoes reported already. the devastating damage. we're on the scene. about to power right up the east coast, 45 million in the path. also breaking, the new surveillance i images of the alleged uber gunman. where he was in the hours before the rampage. the race for the white house, and tonight, the showdown in nevada. donald trump lashing out at ted cruz. and what trump said when asked why he's not taking on marco rube roe. breaking news on the zika outbreak, right here in the u.s. tonight. authorities now confirming more than a dozen new cases of the disease sexually transmitted. late details coming in now. and the reporter on the field, the "dancing with the stars" favorite, tonight, suing a major hotel. did they allow an alleged


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