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for other people that might still be trapped inside that is unclear. the response has been significant. this is a business in manassas, it's reinhart food services. they have offices all over the country. this is a large facility that happened inside a freezer unit. we will stay on top of this and let you know if we get updates. back to you. alison: thank you. more breaking news. now on the washington monument. leon: it's closed because the elevator is stuck halfway up. jay korff is there to give us more information. where people on the elevator when it was struck? jay: absolutely. we got updated numbers. 19 people are stuck halfway up. we are told at the 280 foot mark. it's 550 to the top. we had 23
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observation deck. this would have to happen on a busy day on the mall. beautiful, blustery and so many tours at the mall. it happened 3:15. they all used the step to get down. a short time ago we ran into one of the people. father. the five family members from new york city were stuck up on the observation deck and had to walk down. >> we were at the top of the monument. at that moment the park ranger came running around. we walked from the top to tt
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jay: this is not the first time this has happened. issues do happen but it's terrible for folks who don't want to be stuck in an elevator. the monument will be closed until they figure out what is going on. leon: this is from news chopper 7 and crews are battling a fire in oakton. it's on wind song drive if you know the area. no report of injuries from the scene. the early indications is it started outside the home and then spread. alison: now to the capitol. life returns to normal around the capitol. we are learning more today about the man police say entered the visitor
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with the b.b. gun and was shot by the police. we are digging into that man. larry dawson's past. and we are live with what he found. >> being at the capitol today felt like a regular day. you wouldn't know yesterday that this place was on lockdown. hi had a mission and was on a mission. to raise the minimum wage. larry dawson charged with assault of a deadly weapon. of a police officer while armed. the 66-year-old was shot and taken to the hospital. we in stable but critical condition. according to his web
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community church where we found the video. he says he is taking a journey to washington, d.c., to push for $15 minimum wage. he then asked for help with the credit card donation. >> the sergeant of arms will remove the persons responsible for the disturbance. this is not the first time that dawson has been to d.c. in this video that you saw yesterday, he shut down a u.s. house session in october. shouting he was a prophet of god. he was removed and charged with unlawful contact and assault on a police officer. the judge filed a stay-away order to bar him from the capitol. he was a funeral home director
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school bus driver part-time until he was fired for sending inappropriate message to the young girls. chris papst, abc7 news. leon: the man who hijacked an egypt air flight was not mow vated by terrorism. instead authorities say he has mental issues and history of threat and the drug use. he surrendered after letting the passenger and the crew off the plane safety. one person seen climbing out of the cockpit window. the hijack asked to speak with his ex-wife. today hundred of airport workers and the security personnel tested out the temporary check-in facilities and the security measures
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installed. the airport has been closed down since the suicide bombers killed 35 people in suicide attacks a week ago today. alison: at home, the medstar health made progress toward restoring the "it" system. they shut it down due to malware attack. as a result hospitals and clinics rely on the pack-up systems. >> the staff across the region have reverted to the paper system after a virus crippled the i.t. network. >> they are doing everything with paper. they are going what do i do without the laptop? >> the f.b.i. is investigating but there is no evidence that the patient information was compromised or stolen.
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manually. >> they couldn't take my credit card. they wrote out the number on the paper and signed it the way people did before. >> patients give medstar mixed reviews for handling the situation. some say the care was unaffected. >> thaw said we want to reschedule because medstar is under hacking or something. >> this woman has to come back thursday. the hospital had no record of the appointment today. >> my name wasn't there. they can see it in the computer. >> this man wishes he could have rescheduled. he didn't see a doctor for two hours after his appointment time. >> medstar declined our request for on-camera
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testing overnight we are working to restore the i.t. systems today. in northwest, abc7 news mike carter-conneen. alison: they are the latest medical provider. what makes the hospitals vulnerable to hackers? >> speaking of attractive and the vulnerable targets the cherry blossoms are still out there. the winds are calming down. check out what is in store. doug: we have been lucky so far. the winds are going to diminish. this is only a matter of time. a couple more days at least. this is a live l
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belle haven club in alexandria. there is not a cloud in the sky. it's gorgeous. it is 60 now at reagan national airport. the wind speeds yesterday at this time were stronger. through the evening, the planner. clear skies and the temperatures will fall overnight in 30 to 37 degrees. a sub freezing temperature. we will check out the seven-day in a few minute. leon: thank you. stephen tschida is at the courthouse where the suspect appeared a few hours
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>> is-year-old maurice bellny appeared in court charged with the second-degree murder. some people are asking what could have prompted the shooting of a 15-year-old? they say bellny killed davonte washington because washington gave bellny a look he didn't like. in court he stood quietly but the mother of the 15-year-old he is accused of killing cried out. >> she was a witness. she said yeah, that is who killed my baby. >> they were waiting for a metro train and bellny walked past. someone said something and a tense moment followed. bellny shot washington and killed him to have the tamarity to look at
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>> nothing is more senseless than this case in my opinion. >> he has a checkered past and has lived in a group house in d.c. surveillance video captured his face clearly when put through a data base the investigators pinpointed him quickly. and a sense of satisfy for the family. >> relievedded somebody is in custody. >> it does not appear they had a prior relationship. alison: controversy on the campaign trail. more on what donald trump campaign manager is accused of doing at an event that has his charged. leon: honoring fallen officers and how a
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giving piece to one local -- peace to a local family. alison: the phone lines are open for the phone bank. the panel is taking calls about animal cruelty and control. the lines are open until 6:30. >> i'm kevin lewis live at nats park. after the break we will highlight the improvement to the ballpark in time for the 2016 season.
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alison: new developments in the race for the white house today. republican front runner donald trump standing by his embattled campaign manager. police in jupiter, florida, charged corey lewandowski with battery. police released surveillance video that appears to show lewandowski grabbing reporter michelle fields after a press conference. lewandowski says he will plead not guilty. but in a tweet a short time ago trump threatened to press charges against fields for touching his arm and asking him questions. meanwhile tonight trump will join his rival ted cruz and john kasich at a
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in milwaukee. today cruz received endorsement of the wisconsin governor scott walker. bernie sanders and hillary clinton also in wisconsin that hosted town hall event of their own. voters will hold the first april primary. just one week from today. leon: the nationals home opener nine days away. a lot of stuff at the ballpark to have fun with. kevin lewis has the best assignment to see firsthand the nat fans and ma they expect at the park. any chili or cheese stains on your jacket? you're clean so far. kevin: i cleaned up nicely. there are new improvements this every year. ballpark in the eighth season. the improvements are the air conditioned nursing stations, more food option and the added security. you can see the security additions will be more
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detectors and fewer and. as the crews nip and tuck, we preview the newest sight and bite including the renovated p.n.c. diamond club transformed to a two floor industrial chic space overlooking home plate. this year miller coors is out and budweiser is in. as the official drink sponsor. meaning watering holes like the red porch will go by the name of the budweiser brew house. >> ♪ the best is yet to come kevin: on the entertainment front they have rat pack night in july. in june, "star wars" day with chewbacca roosevelt in president's race. for food, a lot of options including two outside vendors that won culinary contest. one serving chinese dumplings and the other gourmet hot dogs and fries. >> we are taking the hot dog up th
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>> you and 25 of your closest pal can get access to space behind home plate. unlimited food, drink, game and a ticket for $75 a person. i will let you in on a secret here. in next thursday's home opener the nats will welcome the 25 millionth fan. the lucky person will take home a jacket, jersey. the nats bucks credit and a pair of opening day tickets for the next 25 years. not too shabby. live at nats park. i'm kevin lewis, abc7 news. leon: indeed. alison: no. leon: what are we in seattle now? san francisco? dumpling at a baseball stadium. alison: it sounds good to me. doug: you can still get a dog. alison: and a burger. doug: all right. the weather is improving. today is a lot of sunshine. the winds are not as strong. gusty though and the warmer days ahead. will's get started. first up to give you a time
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this is from the earth and the space lab in frederick maryland. 55 degrees. all day long we enjoyed fair weather clouds. most are cloud-fry at the center -- most of the cloud-free at the center of this. it's 55 in frederick. i want to thank cassidy, a beautiful picture. we have seen so many. thank you for sharing your images. pics@wjla.com. cherry blossoms and other things to share with us when you see it. be sure to send it this way. we will put it on air and on-air. pollen count time. no surprise. trees in the dry range. if you have the tree allergies you can pick the offending tree. a lot are producing pollen. the temperatures outside metro washington. not much difference from inside the city. 57 in frederick.
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61 in d.c. 57 in annapolis. the wind gusts are strong. it's 26 at reagan national. 26 at manassas. 24-mile-per-hour gusts at leesburg. 28 at hagerstown. then yesterday we had wind gust of 42 to 45 miles per hour. the reason is the high pressure center is northwest over michigan. western side of the high we are in the 60's and the 70's. eastern side is colder. syracuse at 41 now. the high pressure system with the clockwise circulation. this is the southwest wind
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coldest time stretch. there could be a period of the sub prizing temperatures ---freezing temperatures. everybody else is cold but not freezing. this is typical temperatures but nothing dramatic. 63 for the sunshine. 73 on saturday. we have 80% chance of rain. clear out over the weekend. breezy and cooler. 63 on saturday. 54 on sunday. slow march upward from there. alison: not bad. >> great. alison: thank you. still ahead at 5:00, the battle about a homemade hockey rink in montgomery county takes a new twist. the end to the story coming up.
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come together. >> there is a lot of love here today. leon: local high school baseball rivals play a triple header from the loved ones ba
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alison: "7 on your side" taking questions for your officers for animal control officers.
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find a neglected animal? we have experts joining dr. katie nelson. >> we have seven officers here, animal control officers from around the d.c. metro area. prince william, prince george's fairfax, alexandria, washington, d.c. i'm going to get officer higginbotham here. what kind of calls are you receiving tonight? >> the listeners tonight are interested in cats in the community. i had a person describe a possum walking out in the daytime. that might be something as simple as somebody taking their gas grill out and a lawnmower for the first time and that is where the possum has been sleeping undisturbed for a long time. >> wildlife calls, farrell cats -- feral call calls. we are here tonight so if you have concerns about animal control or neglect or cruelty in the area the calls are confidential. we take your call until 6:30 tonight.
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we will take the feral cat calls and the wildlife calls as well. thank you so much. we'll be here until 6:30. give us a call. 703-236-9220. leon: all right. thanks, doc. coming up at 5:00, how a supreme court tie gives a win to unions. alison: also ahead at 5:00, a touching way a litter of puppies is honoring officers killed in line of duty. leon: how new help training is helping officers to prevent use of excessive force. we go inside a department to wall street.
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leon: they say there is an unintended item of concern. several baggage claim carousels are affected by this as well. we will stay on top of it and bring you information when we get it. keep it here. alison: this last year has seen plenty of cases alleging police brutality [leon: the wake of the headlines about freddie gray and others, they are trying to make sure officers are changed for anything. jeff goldberg shows us the special training.
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>> the police work you don't hear on the news. vietnam veteran contemplating suicide. bar fight that goes too far. what is central to each situation is the communication. >> to communicate effectively you get desired effect of any situation you are doing. >> kevin has been a police officer for ten years. >> two with the fairfax county p.d. and he is going through the training scenarios to emphasize containment and association to avoid physical harm. >> this is what they call a reengineering of the department. >> this is part of the
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weeks ago in alexandria as evidence that the training is working. officers convinced a 19-year-old man to surrender not long after he allegedly fired shots at police. he says this does not affect the safety of the officers. >> i didn't want to take this out of shrink wrap and force it on the troops. >> the troops are responding in kind. >> great work! >> jeff goldberg, abc7 news. alison: a chance to say thank you at the somber ceremony at vietnam memorial. this is 50 years since the first ground troops arrived in vietnam. the secretary of defense ash carter paid tribute to the living veterans he says were not properly recognized when they were returned home.
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>> you did not receive the thanks of a nation that you deserved. i'm proud to use this moment and this place on this day to say thank you and welcome home. alison: 58,000 americans died serving in vietnam. 1,600 others are unaccounted for according to the defense department estimates. leon: sad milestone to mark this evening. oscar winning actress patty duke died. she won the academy award as a 16-year-old for the role in "miracle worker" and she starred in her own sitcom "the patty duke show." the agent said she died as a complication from infection. her son posted a statement on facebook saying she closed her eyes quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place. sanshe was 69. alison:
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the supreme court with the vacancy left by antonin scalia yet to be filled. merrick garland is now making the rounds on capitol hill. he is surprising many by meeting with republicans. >> mark kirk of illinois is the first republican to sit down with merrick garland. after the party leaders vowed to hold no hearing or vote until a president is elected. >> i am showing what a rational responsible guy would do that wants the constitutional process to go forward. >> republican susan collins telling news radio wgan she will meet with garland, too. >> a solemn responsibility. >> chuck grassley believe the democrats ul
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call i don't think there is any way republicans can keep from having a vote. >> there is no precedent for this to be the saint of the course for a year or a year and a half. with only eight members of the court. >> there have been two split decisions following antonin scalia's death. the latest is tuesday. 4-4 vote in a high profile union case brought by california teacher rebeca friedrick seen here with "freedom" magazine. >> time for individual rights above rights of unions. >> she shouldn't be forced to pay fees to a union she doesn't want to join. >> early on it is likely that the supreme court would rule 5-4 in frederick's favor but this means the appellate court ruling stands favoring the union. leon: back now to breaking news from manassas and the collapse inside a business there. alison: jonathan elias in the newsroom now with the latest information. i know there is breaking news
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here. jonathan: and sad update. at reinhart foodservice in manassas a huge freezer complex. they provide food to places like the restaurants, industrial type of places like that. one person now is dead. five others had to be rescued inside the building. we understand they had been trapped. some shelving unit or a partial collapse inside the building trapped the people working inside. one person again has died. five others had to be rushed to the hospital. jobbed that we are not hearing any more reports of anybody else still trapped inside. the first responders had a massive response. that person died. we will stay on top of situation. we don't know what caused the collapse inside the building. this is a freezer for foods delivered
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from the breaking news desk i'm jonathan elias. back to you. leon: all right. ahead at 5:00, how the private ambulance service is handling the calls in the district. it didn't take them long to get calls. we'll see how the company is doing now. amy: a plan for a rink with the whole town talking. that is coming up. >> the panel taking your calls about the animal cruelty and control. call 703-236-9220. the lines will be open until 6:30.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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alison: you may remember this homemade hockey rink at the center of the town tall. amy aubert looks at the new plan for mel's rink to make everyone happy. amy: the last time we checked out mel's rink the debate over the ice was heating up. mark kahn built it in his backyard and got violation notice. >> it would be a damn shame if this went away and we couldn't work it out. amy: that was winter. now a deal coming through. talk buzzing about a new rink opening. and the officials say the county set aside 70 to 1 -- $140,000 for construction of a rink. now they look where it should go. driveby mel's rink weekly. >> it's great they are doing
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it. they should have done it a while ago. >> plans to open it elsewhere moved quickly. >> this is really fast. when the county does something they do it fast. amy: the original mel's link will stay put for his private use. >> it would be an example for the other people. you want it to make it more attractive. >> opening a new rink is a hit. >> good news for the children and the teenagers. >> rivals thrown out the window as the teams come together for a basketball game. >> that is next in sports. >> furry tail-wagging tribute to fallen officerm. i'm brad bell. coming up we will tell you about the amazing
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we are still here on "7 on your side." we have great viewers on abc7 news.
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animal neglect and cruelty. great questions from the viewers about wildlife. group of animal control officers to take the call and help you out with the concerns. we will be here taking your calls. 703-236-9220. these are the people to call. >> good deal. get other more pleasant animal conditions and the situation here. a new litter of puppies. honoring the fallen officers to help the name live on. alison: maryland bureau chief brad bell will explain the special tribute to those lost in line of duty. >> tracy is a dog lover. foster parent for a rescue organization. there is something more to make up her identity. >>y
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>> the dogs give her comfort. her husband's profession is source of pride but also fear. especially this year as nationwide 16 cops have been killed in the line of duty. >> as a wife it is scary for me that we lost that many police officers. we want to honor those who gave their life in the line of duty. >> when the latest rescue dog gave birth to a big litter she named them for the famine officers including five killed in maryland, virginia and d.c. >> this is colson and guindon is another local. >> tragically the litter of ten isn't big enough. >> not having enough to name all the officers is scr
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safe out there. >> this is named leotta for officer noah leotta killed in december. she is being adopted by the officer's family. >> so sweet. >> nice to do that. >> for the families to know the memories will live on. every time the dog's name isal called. love that. alison: let's move on to look at the roadways. jamie sullivan on traffic watch. jamie: we are following a motorcade to the 11th street bridge. we no longer have it. everything is moving well on the northbound side. sorry, southbound side. northbound the heavy traffic out of the city. if you approach route 50 in the red.
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capital beltway. heavy volume on the inner and the outer loop. all lanes are blocked. this just came in. moving now to look at the map talk about the closure in d.c. f street is scheduled until noon on saturday. many closures go into place around the convention center. it will be put in place around 7:00. you can't use the mountain vernon station tomorrow at 8:00. but for a list of the closures and how it will affect you on metro and buses go to wjla.com. that is a look at traffic. leon: thank you. beautiful day outside. hopefully it will stretch out the cherry blossom viewing. alison: breezy, doug. >> if you were in the sunshine u
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the winds will diminish. it's 60 degrees. this is nice. northwest at 15. it's breezy but not as windy as yesterday. across the area the temperatures bunching closely together. 57 in centreville. 58 at fort washington. head through the evening hours the winds will diminish from the current speed to 5 miles per hour. skies are clear. the air is dry. to give us an opportunity for temperatures to drop in 30 to 39 degrees overnight. some sub freezing temperature possible. through the day tomorrow, winds will turn south. the future cast with southeasterly and it will warm us to 60's. but itw
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for thursday. that will warm us to 70. scattered showers are possible on thursday and maybe isolated thunderstorm with the showers on friday. sunshine tomorrow. 63. cloudiness and 70 on thursday. it's kind of a rainy day. chance of isolated thunderstorm. the average high is 61. a slow warmum for the new week. first full week of april. alison: thank you. by the way, you can help name d.c.'s first pair of eaglets born a week ago at the national arboretum. this is a live look at the eagle cam. right now the eaglets mr. president and first lady are just known as d.c. 2 and d.c. 3. they need names. they want people to suggest names on the social media using
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thenestlings. we know what happened last time we had an online naming. we had -- leon: not a good name for an eagle. alison: we might be opening up ourselves up for interesting names. erin: i can't wait to see what people come up with. leon: we have creative folks. i could get scary. alison: yes. erin: we have a great story. when it comes to sports sometimes it's about much more than the competition. today we found a story where big rivals put their competitiveness aside and just supported each other. baseball rivalries. >> compete on the field. but you know, this is something that is different. >> took a backseat. >> good opportunity to rally around someone you care about. erin: to bonding and trying to beat a deadly disease. >> this is a cause that near and dear to our
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to help the real life warriors. >> last spring we got tragic news. andre diagnosed with leukemia last june. it is a journey. it's something i would never have thought. >> anything close you have to protect. just as j.c. coach was also diagnosed. he took a break from baseball to raise awareness and fight leukemia. >> deadly disease. >> it means a lot to see the high school kids come out and supporting a cause. there are people out there that need the support. >> it benefits the 4-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia weeks ago. his image was front and center at the snack bar with the proceeds going
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alison: the disappearance of u.f.o. in roswell has been solved. this is the video of stealing a
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they arrested at least one teen they believe were involved. they are look for other two in the video. the damaged model found a few miles away. the day after the theft. back at home private ambulances hit the street of d.c. the city brought them in to help what many see as a troubled e.m.s. system. d.c. bureau chief sam ford explains. >> a.m.r. american medical response ambulances hit the streets of d.c. this week with lights and sirens. this one has come to relieve a d.c. fire e.m.s. crew in northeast who waited with an elderly man at a care facility. >> he was a little lethargic. >> one of the supervisors of the facility. >> the paramedics came and determined it's not an emergency that he had to go. so they called the secondary. i don't know what that is, the secondary emergency person to take him. he has gone to the hospital. he will be checked out with the staff.
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is how it has to be so the city's beleaguered ambulance service can fix itself and its vehicle. >> it's availability. we can do preventive maintenance and more training for the members. sam: right now a g.w. hospital we see two a.m.r. ambulances in the by a here. one of the big complaints here is that the ambulances spend so much time doing paperwork between patients they are not available for service. this helps. >> the chief calls it getting stuck at the hospital. >> 15 to 30 minutes per patient. we run 500 calls a day. sam: so a new part of the road scape. the ambulances positioned around the city waiting for dispatch. tasked with arriving in ten minutes of being summoned. alison: that is it for "abc7 news at 5:00". here is what is coming up at 6:00 -- changes to the way fees an
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the hot lane. the settlement in a major lawsuit. the new initiative that it will lead to. a long way down. more elevator problems at the washington monument. how many people were trapped and how they got down. breakin' news, the rescue underway after a building collapsed in virginia. announcer: from abc7 news, this is a breaking news alert. leon: that breaking news in manassas right now. we have learned at least one person died at this scene and five others were injured after a collapse at the business. maureen: prince william county police say a freezer collapsed trapping workers inside. news chopper 7 was overhead in the rescue efforts. this ised a bald ford -- in this is off bald word road off 234. richard reeve just got there and joins us live. rich? richard: we are just getting word as you said. one person ha
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five people have been transported. we will pan off to see what this place is. it's called the reinhart food industry building. there wisconsin a freezeer inside here and it collapsed. several people were trapped underneath the storage shelf. multiple people were trapped inside. then they had four people hurt. they had a serious condition. as it turned out two people were treated for advanced injuries. very critical or the serious injuries. several other people were transported as well. they hav

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