Jul 25, 2015 2:15:55 PM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - On this week's edition of Washington Business Report with ABC7 National News Correspondent Rebecca Cooper:
Kiplinger is the longest running family owned media company in the country. Through traditional print media and their online site, they offer readers personal finance advice and news. Knight Kiplinger, the editor-in-chief at Kiplinger, joined host Rebecca Cooper for a On...
Jul 26, 2015 12:55:41 PM
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Shots were fired near a Seattle news crew on Saturday at around 5 p.m.
Reporter Kara Kostanich and her photographer were standing along S. 27th Street, covering a story about a prior drive-by in the neighborhood. In the raw footage, you can hear the sound of a horn honking, followed moments later by a silver late model Honda Accord sedan and a dark green late model Dodge or C...
Jul 26, 2015 12:14:41 PM
HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - Two men were injured in a shooting early Sunday morning, according to police.
The two unidentified men were found by Prince George's Co. Police officers suffering from gunshot wounds and were transported to the hospital. Authorities said one of the victims suffered life threatening injuries and the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The shooting occurred on th...
Jul 26, 2015 10:06:52 AM
ANNE ARUNDEL, CO. (WJLA) - A person has died, another remains missing and six others were injured after a boat accident early Sunday, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police.
The identities of the victim and injured parties were not released.
Anne Arundel Co. officials said the boat accident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday near the Key Bridge area.
Officials said a boat was foun...
Jul 26, 2015 10:47:25 AM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - One person has died and another was injured in a single-car accident early Sunday, according to the D.C. Fire Department.
The identity of the victim and injured person were not released.
Metropolitan Police said the accident occurred on the Southeast Freeway and 6th Street NW at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim, police said, was ejected from the vehicle.
Jul 26, 2015 9:14:00 AM
This Afternoon:Mostly Sunny, Hot, More Humid
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Tonight:Mostly Cloudy, Warm, Showers Possible
Wind: S 5-10 mph
Monday:Partly Sunny, Humid Chance of Showers
Rain: 50% Chance
Plants may be drooping after two mostly dry weeks, but human spirits have been soaring as these hot July days hav...
Jul 26, 2015 9:25:21 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he used.
Despite obvious and public signs of mental illness - most importantly, a Georgia judge's order committing him to mental health treatment against his will as a danger to himself and others in 20...
Jul 26, 2015 9:41:53 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michelle Obama welcomed thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities to the Special Olympic World Games on Saturday during a festive opening ceremony filled with cheers, songs and praise for their courage and determination.
"My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you all from the bottom of our hearts," the first lady said. She...
Jul 26, 2015 12:13:26 AM
FAIRFAX, V.a. (WJLA ) - Alex Horton says it started Sunday morning June 14th. He was sound asleep in a model unit of his Alexandria apartment building while his unit was being repaired.
A neighbor thought he was a squatter and called police.
Horton says he woke to find three Fairfax County Police officers with their guns drawn.
"They came in and swept from either side with their guns drawn,...
Jul 25, 2015 10:11:19 PM
CAPITOL HEIGHTS, M.d. (WJLA) - Prince George's County authorities are seeking the community's assistance in identifying a man they believed started a fire in a local Family Dollar store.
The fire occurred at 1:23 p.m. Saturday in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Onlookers say they saw a man set combustible materials on fire to cover up a theft. The fire was quickly contained by a store sprinkler and an ...
Jul 25, 2015 9:58:41 PM
MARYLAND (WJLA) - Frederick County Sheriff's Department has issued a silver alert for an elderly man last seen at his residence yesterday in Frederick, M.d.
The person reportedly missing is 81-year-old white male Donald James Shearer. He stands at 6'2 and weights about 180 pounds.
Shearer has blue eyes, white hair (balding) and was last seen wearing beige pants and a short sleeve shirt.
Jul 25, 2015 7:59:49 PM
LAS VEGAS, N.v. (ABC NEWS) - Firefighters battled a raging blaze today on a 14th-floor pool deck at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.
The fire began around 12:15 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan's Bamboo Pool at the West End tower, The Cosmopolitan said in a statement.
The pool's cabanas and artificial plants helped fuel the blaze, Clark County Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker said. The fire was knoc...
Jul 25, 2015 8:38:57 PM
ARLINGTON, V.a. (WJLA) - Officials are reporting a 2-alarm fire of a single family home in the 2700 block of Washington Blvd.
There is no word of injuries at this time. However, officials are saying that Washington Blvd. is closed in both directions, and travelers should seek an alternative route.
Units on scene 2700 blk of Washington Blvd, for house fire, 2nd alarm called. pic.twitter.com/5D58h...
Jul 25, 2015 7:31:26 PM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - D.C. Police are investigating more cases of violent crime across the District.
In Southeast Washington on Friday night, a man was shot dead. Then in Northeast early Saturday morning, a bullet grazed a woman’s head in another shooting. She is expected to survive.
Residents have been rattled by these crimes. In the past few weeks, police have responded to stabbings and sho...
Jul 25, 2015 7:38:34 PM
HARPERS FERRY (WJLA) - Hundreds of tourists strolling along High Street in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, came upon a sad sight: charred and gutted buildings.
Some dating back to the early 1800s.
"Sad. A big part of history," remarked Tammy Triplett, who visited here Saturday with her family.
So much destruction--- and the smell of burnt ash.
"I was just devastated," says Doug A...
Jul 25, 2015 5:31:08 PM
JUPITER, Fla. (WJLA) - The United States Coast Guard continues its search today for two teen boys who went missing while boating yesterday.
Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14 years old, were reported missing when the two didn't return from a fishing trip Friday evening in Jupiter. Fla.
According to the Coast Guard, the two had reportedly purchased fuel for their white single-engine bo...
Jul 25, 2015 5:46:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former District of Columbia police officer was arrested at the Library of Congress this week for trying to bring a loaded, unregistered gun into the building.
Federal court records show 55-year-old Yong H. Ahn of Lorton, Virginia, entered the Thomas Jefferson Building on Tuesday morning. A U.S. Capitol Police officer spotted a handgun in Ahn's briefcase through an X-ray machine...
Jul 25, 2015 5:10:59 PM
NEW YORK (CNN) - Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.
In most new cars, an alert sounds if a driver or passenger is not wearing a seat belt or if headlights are left on. Using a similar idea, a sensor on the infant seat harness triggers a series of tones if a ...
Jul 25, 2015 3:04:42 PM
LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (WJLA) - The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men involved in a bank robbery, police said.
Investigators said the bank robbery occurred on July 24 at a BB&T bank on East Broadway in Lovettsville, Va.
At approximately 5:15 p.m. police said two unknown men entered the bank. One suspect handed the teller a note demanding money while the other suspect displ...
Jul 25, 2015 1:55:58 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- President Barack Obama nudged African nations Saturday to treat gays and lesbians equally under the law, a position that remains unpopular through much of the continent. Obama's Kenyan counterpart responded by calling the matter a "non-issue" for his country.
Obama tackled the sensitive matter on his first full day in Kenya, the country of his father's birth. He drew on his ...
Jul 25, 2015 1:33:02 PM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The Metropolitan Police are searching for a person of interest in connection with a theft.
Police said the theft occurred July 18 on the 1700 block of A Street in Southeast D.C.
Metropolitan Police tweeted a video link of the person of interest:
VIDEO: Person of Interest in Theft II, 1700 b/o A St, SE, on 7/18. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411. http://t.co/ZbH3QCQ2qT...
Jul 25, 2015 12:36:23 PM
CALVERT COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - The Coast Guard and state and local agencies are searching for two missing swimmers Saturday.
Officials said the two swimmers went missing near Cove Point Light Station in Maryland. Calvert County 911 Dispatch contacted Baltimore Coast Guard officials at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday after the swimmers didn't return to shore.
The swimmers are described as two white...
Jul 25, 2015 11:31:36 AM
NEW YORK (ABC News) - A 9-year-old girl has raised $47,000 by selling bracelets to get medical treatment for her best friend, who has a rare and dangerous skin disease.
Bethany Walker started making small rubber bracelets in the hopes she could sell them for a few dollars and raise money to help her friend Anne Marie Cox get a saltwater pool, she and her family said. In just 19 weeks the girl man...
Jul 25, 2015 10:43:20 AM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A woman was grazed in the head by a bullet during a shooting early Saturday morning, police said.
Metropolitan Police said the unidentified woman was breathing and conscious when she was grazed but didn't know her exact condition.
The shooting took place on the 1500 block of Benning Road in Northeast D.C.
Additional details were not immediately released.
5d is working a confirm...
Jul 25, 2015 10:10:59 AM
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A man was fatally shot Friday night, according to police.
The man has not been identified and Metropolitan Police are conducting a homicide investigation.
Investigators said the shooting occurred on 2700 Langston Place SE in D.C.
Additional details were not released.
MPD is working a confirmed shooting at 2700 Langston Place SE. // 7623— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDep...
Jul 25, 2015 10:43:00 AM
This Afternoon:Mostly Sunny, Hot, Comfortable Humidity Highs: 88-91 Wind: S 5 mph Tonight:Partly Cloudy & Seasonably Mild Lows: 70-75 Wind: S 5 mph Sunday:Partly Sunny, Hot, More Humid Highs: 89-93 Wind: S 5-10 mph
There is nothing so rare as comfortable July days in Washington! Since Wednesday, Mother Nature - make that, a high pressure...
Jul 25, 2015 9:20:10 AM
In 2014, facing eviction from his Alabama home, John Russell Houser set out to make sure no one else could ever live in that house. He poured concrete down the drains and cemented the fuse box shut. He splattered paint and human waste all over the walls.
The new owners found Houser had it booby-trapped: the gas starter tube in the fireplace was twisted out and ignited, the logs removed. "He was ...
Jul 25, 2015 9:50:28 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Emily Mann and her friend had come into the theater a bit late for the evening showing of "Trainwreck" so they quietly found seats near the top of the small theater. The 21-year-old didn't notice the man just a few seats down until 20 minutes into the movie when he got up and began firing into the crowd.
"You hear one loud shot and you're sure that's not what it is because i...
Jul 25, 2015 9:27:27 AM
NEW YORK (ABC News) - It was a big family reunion when President Obama arrived here in Kenya today.
Obama, who is visiting his fathers homeland for the fourth time but for the first time as president, sat down with three-dozen members of his Kenyan family for dinner at his hotel.
He sat next to his half-sister Auma and step-grandmother Sarah Obama, who was the third wife of the president's patern...
Jul 25, 2015 12:29:22 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to anyone else who would listen did not say a word as he opened fire on strangers in a darkened movie theater, authorities said Friday.
John Russell Houser, 59, stood up about 20 minutes into Thursday night's showing of "Trainwreck" and fir...