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but first, a winter weather alert as the snow turns to freezing rain. get ready for ict roads. several school systems are closed for the day. that list is at the bottom of the screen. alison: the police have responded to hundreds of crashes. we will have live team coverage in a moment, but we start with steve rudin with a timeline on the rain. steve: a lot of rain overnight, more on the way through the morning tomorrow before everything is finally out of here. theer weather advisory for district, arlington, southern maryland. winter storm warning continues in pink. the further west, it extends until 10:00 in the morning. it is still well below freezing, 30 reagan national and leesburg, 28 frederick. everything that is falling from the sky
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freezing on contact. be careful in the next hour or two. the northre moving to and east. heading in closer, moderate freezing rain, right along 66, manassas and marshall. although this will continue overnight, then a heavier band of rain in the morning, upwards of an inch. a flood warning is possible in the morning. all of that coming up. is the iceig concern building up on the roads and sidewalks. we have seen several people fall because of the slippery conditions. tom roussey is standing by in mobile track 7 checking the streets. where are you and what can you tell us about what you have seen? tom: we are in gaithersburg. this is a commuter parking lot, just off 270. a lot of what you are looking at the low was -- below us is i
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neighborhoods are not doing well. the major roads, which we are about to make a right onto, and things improve. i would not be overconfident. an example, here are pictures from silver spring. this is in colesville. tonight, this car slid and went into a powerball. power pole. a lot of rain came down tonight, and in the rain froze. once it did, things became very treacherous. side streets parking lots, places like that. it was also treacherous for walkers. we talked with one man doing just that. .> it is really icy i was sliding all over the place. live, this the ramp to get onto 270 south.
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of the road. -- things are moving ok on the side of the road. that is a state highway administration truck, and in front of a some of the plows that have been treating the roads and waiting to treat them again if it becomes necessary. some things are dicey tonight. hopefully by the morning things will be better. live in gaithersburg, getting onto i 270, tom roussey, abc 7 news. leon: the operative thought is to hurry up and rise, temperatures. metro bus service has shot down for the night comes suspending service at 10 p.m. because of the conditions. rail and bus service should be back on track tomorrow. alison: the police reported hundreds of crashes through the region. virginia state police say that three of them were fatal, .ncluding one in loudoun county jay korff continues team coverage in arlington tonight.
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shape,t part are in good but check out this side street, parking lots, the sidewalks are extremely treacherous and dangerous, and we have come across a number of accidents. first responders were busy in northern virginia monday night. rain, and with sleet, freezing temperatures turned wet roadways into slick ones. the driver of this car lost control on route seven in reston, ending up sideways and injured. on the fairfax county parkway, another single vehicle crash. try to keep pace, but there is only so much that can be done. in centreville, a sedan and box truck collided, forcing the closure of the road for hours. somebody got hurt at this location as well. the virginia department of tran
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stay home this day and night, a request often ignored. trucks that vdot salt are out and about and will be out and about through the night into the overnight to keep the streets clear and say. live in arlington, jay korff, abc 7 news. leon: thank you, and watch yourself. abc 7 is your headquarters for stormwatch team coverage. a.m. n starting at 4 the police are investigating a homicide in prince george's county. officers responded to the scene on rochelle avenue where an adult male was shot to death. no arrests were made. d.c. word tonight that will start using an independent ambulance company next month. it will be supplementing nonemergency calls in the district. this is coming after harsh criticisms from the
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fire department director. mayor muriel bowser said she is committed to reforming that department. alison: today was the first viewing for one of two officers who was shot to death last week. david evans is accused of shooting both deputies in abingdon last week. he was wanted in the questioning of the shooting of his ex-wife nearly 20 years ago. the police are investigating what triggered the attack. a woman who accused eliot spitzer of choking or is changing her story. according to "the new york times," the woman apologized for making up the story. she declined to press charges. thezer resigned in 2008 in wake of a prostitution scandal in d.c. alison: it is tax season and somebody could beat you to the punch and still your refund. it happens more than you think. joce
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it is for scammers to take your information and turned it into the tax man. she also explains how bogus returns cost us all. >> i will make this. joce: there is something missing from the kitchen. it is the hardwood floors they plan to purchase with last year's tax refund. and some change that we are waiting on. is holding onto their refund because somebody else try to take it and run. they believe that a data breach exposed personal information to scammers, who filed for their tax refund. the 7 on your side i-team knows how easily a could happen. what you think? >> that's insane. that looks authentic. w-2 are alarmingly easy to purchase. city, scammers offer services to help y s
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will people by that it's real? e: offering documents all over the internet. we spoke with sellers on the phone and do not have to supply much. they do all the work. much of the transaction happens over text, with scammers explaining what they need and how much we will pay. we sent a virginia seller the basics. he did the rest. in a couple hours we had w-2's and matching pay stubs in our e-mail with matching information, and it only cost $200. does this look legit? >> this looks legit. joce: we took our paperwork to expert paul thompson. he said what we thought would pass muster and could be used to file for taxes, rent apartments. >> the only person who would want to buy something like this is somebody doing it illegally.
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we are seeing an explosion of fraudulent tax returns. joce: 20,000 filed in maryland alone in 2015. those are the ones that were caught. others get through the system until the families file. then the fake documents cost you. have done files for tax refunds that were given to a crook in miami. we in maryland have to issue the refund again. joce: you pay twice? >> yes. joce: the same for dcn virginia. comptroller peter franchot is filing paperwork and is teaming up with the irs and other states to share information. so that when fraudsters submit bogus returns everybody will know. it is a technology arms race right now. joce: the technology to create the documents is not illegal.
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it is used to file a state return. is there anything you can do to crack down? >> yes, obviously. joce: they want people who use this false paper or to pay the price. they are still waiting for their refund. >> this is very eye-opening. honest people would never assume it is that rampant. joce: joce sterman, abc 7 news. alison: we are talking about big money when fraudulent returns are filed. the irs says the confirmed identity theft returns in 2015 billion, and some of that money belong to you. it will not be easy to get back. we have important information in about this on our website at wjla.com. leon: easier to lose it then it is to get it back. .till ahead -- a consumer alert a popular furniture change accused of fraud. plus
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robbed and beaten on the streets of d.c. alison: and live pictures from mobile track 7 tonight in rockville. are we done with the snow?
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leon: tonight, a decorated u.s. marine attacked at mcdonald's. group of teens started harassing him, then robbed him and assaulted him with a handgun. roz plater has the investigation happening now in northwest. is so sad as this veterans survived eight years of war in iraq, only to come here where he was robbed and beaten unconscious. friday night, a group of rowdy teenagers walked into this mcdonald's and began taunting this man. >>
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me if i believed black lives matter to. i felt they were trying to intimidate me. eat myed i would just food. because i was not responding, they called me a racist. roz: he does not remember much of what happened next. the manager said the group followed him outside. >> as soon as i walked out the mcdonald's, i was hit on the back of the head and drop to the ground and i was unconscious. roz: he suffered had a neck injuries along with multiple bumps and bruises. >> april back memories of the war. roz: he is an eight year veteran of the iraq war. this picture shows him saving a fellow marine in iraq. that was the basis of the "no sculpture athide" marine bases. >> my head really hurts. i get short pain straight down my face.
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since it happened. to getwant them caught, especially if they are doing it to other people. roz: he says they used his credit card on multiple occasions after the attack. as soon as we get more information we will update the story. roz plater, abc 7 news. leon: keep us updated, thank you, roz. 7 on your side with a consumer alert about allegations being made against ikea. the furniture giant is accused of dodging more than a billion dollars of taxes in europe. did liberallyikea shifted money from its stores in the netherlands -- from its stores in europe to the netherlands. alison: a lot of buzz about a law about viagra. a kentucky lawmaker opposed a
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seeking it to get a letter of consent from their spouse. it could only be used for sex with their legal partners and they would have to have two office visits prior to getting the pills. over aeen as retaliation new kentucky law that requires women to have medical counseling 24 hours before an abortion. literally, what is good for the goose is good for the gander, apparently. today was the start of production for "star wars" opus oepisode 8. it opens late next year. a standalone star wars film, "rogue one," opens this year. alison: there is now an eagle eaglestjith two bald taking turns incubating
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eggs. eaglet inaised an that same nest last year. have a thing for watching black and white animals. alison: exactly. leon: it might freak somebody themecause you will watch eat dead animals. there's nothing like that with the panda cam. steve: we have freezing rain right now, switching over to plain old rain during the day tomorrow come heavy at times. if you are heading out this dog, be verylk the careful. degrees right now, the hyatt reagan national. the temperatures are just one degrees shy of the freezing market. the same in
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32 leesburg, 28 frederick and hagerstown. the winter storm warning north and west of the district. winter weather advisory for the district, montgomery county, prince george's, and all of southern maryland overnight. a lot of freezing rain that will gradually end and the temperatures will rebound above freezing. northern montgomery county, moderate freezing rain at this time. frederick, really slick roadways. the interstates not so bad, at least not right now. more freezing rain on the way and the temperatures are below freezing. the temperatures will gradually increase as we move through the early morning. 40 is the general range. we will get a little bit of fog, but i don't think it will be a
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a.m., it will not last long, with heavy rain pushing overhead during the early morning hours. ,utdoor recess tomorrow probably not going to happen, if you have school. here, it'ss out of gone, skies clear, and we may see sunshine late in the afternoon. about one inch, two inches west of d.c., the district one inch, 1.5. a half-inche bay likely as the system moves out. flood watch tomorrow for the areas in green. the rain on top of the snow. tomorrow, 52 degrees during the morning. falling into the 40's by the afternoon. i saved the best for last. that is the warmer temperatures on the way. once we get through the 40's, how about saturday and sunday? look at that, 60 degrees for the daytime high, nighttime
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near 40. alison: that is a big reward. steve: we deserve it. alison: we do. leon: we have been talking about this off-camera. he has something you were not going to believe. robert: you have to see the video. dunk, yousee this will wonder why he was not pulling in all-star game this weekend. sports is coming up.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. center diamondd stone is paying for his bad behavior. maryland suspended the freshman. he was hit for a flagrant foul, pushing the wisconsin player's head to the floor. stone will not play thursday night against minnesota. uva and n.c. state. the cavs put the clamps down. malcolm brogdon goes the other way. and the putback. second half, somebody please find him. there he is, wide open in the corner. uva bounces back against the wolfpack b
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time, 73-53. who is this guy? that is the question everybody is asking after he did this. he is 6'1", a professional dunker from canada. he did this during a timeout, fourth quarter of the all-star game last night. he had to be the best dunker in the building. tall over the seven foot man, and with skinny jeans. injuries have subdue the surrounding stephen strasburg. he is scheduled to become a free agent after the season. according to his agent, scott boras, the rule be no talk about a long-term deal until the season is over. he only made 23 starts because of injury. fort wayne versus
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overtime. the glovemove, no, save. in overtime.-2 and finally, what a night for crystal done, scoring five goals for the u.s. women's team in a 10-0 win over puerto rico. jeans? in skinny maybe that was the secret. an incredible find coming up. a 400
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alison: this 404 caret diamond .as found in angola it is virtually flawless and its value could be up to $20 million. it is almost the size of a credit card. leon: and there
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