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havertys. kimberly: firefighters in
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southern wisconsin are ice fishing for a cause. several cars crashed through the ice. thankfully, nobody was in those cars. there is no word on how many fell through the ice.
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only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. tonight thinking about what's going to happen? devon: it's true, i will be checking the info all night. ok, you nailed it. snowfall goes to overnight monday into tuesday. most of the snow will be north and west.
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that is the latest, best information. there may be some changes to that. will be temperatures above freezing, meaning what does fall here may not have a huge impact on the roads because it will just be wet. kimberly: stay with us. i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable.
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they say eventually you have to go negative to win, and the top candidates came out newging before tuesday's hampshire primary. discussion included health care, taxes, u.s. security. chris christie went on the defensive after marco rubio came out about his record as governor. you are president of the
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united states, when you are governor of a state, to memorize a 30-second speech does not solve one problem for one person. they expect you to plow the snow, get the schools open. when the worst natural disaster in your state's history hit you, they expect you to rebuild your state, which is what i've done. none of that has happened in the senate. i'm glad thatb, you ran for, but it does not prepare you for president of the united states. polls show donald trump leading of the state, but marco rubio gaining ground. democratic candidates went door to door, visiting diners and holding town halls. leadsnow, hillary clinton bernie sanders by only two points in the latest national poll. she is behind by double digits in new hampshire. >> if we bring out a decent vote
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tuesday, i'm confident we can win. >> i need your help tuesday. kimberly: clinton will take a break from new hampshire to travel to flint, michigan, tomorrow, highlighting the need for extra help in light of the ongoing water crisis. city council passed a crime bill that includes paying people not to be criminals. is a classicain it example of rewarding bad behavior. as stephen tschida found that, the reaction is mixed. legion of criminal stalk the d.c. streets. the city council believe shelling out cash will diminish that. >> it's absurd to pay somebody to not be a criminal. somebody who's prior behavior suggests a life of crime must get a ged, the equivalent of by high school diploma, job training, and anger management counseling.
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then they will get about $900 per month. >> it's like a shakedown, absolutely. >> people are struggling for opportunities, and i think that should come in education. stephen: the program will cost $450,000 per year for the participants. supporters say it is far less cars the -- far less costly than incarceration. while crime is a concern, some questioned this approach. >> i kind of think it's a good idea, but on the other hand, why are we rewarding criminals? person we have not heard on from this legislation was mayor muriel bowser. when asked today, she did not offer her opinion. stephen tschida, abc 7 news. kimberly: arlington and fairfax county on alert for potentially rabid fox. at least three attacks have been reported in the past week. eyewoman says she made
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contact with the fox when it lunged at her twice. she was bitten on the leg, but took a couple pictures after. the woman was rushed to the emergency room and is ok. an hour later, a couple pushing a stroller was also attacked. they believe it's the same animal. it was clear that it was injured by an animal or a car and i think it felt threatened and startled. the second time it came back and i shook it off again. go towards the front of the house rather than this entrance. kimberly: officials want you to be careful if you see a fox in case it might have rabies. 20 more minutes on saturday news extra. coming up next, why the postal rent to giveying to people. and later, is there room for another burger joint? the famous brothers who may want
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to find out. devon: there is always room for another burger, and there is always room for more information coming in. the forecast coming up. coming in. the forecast coming up. i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios.
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for the beleaguered u.s. post office. they reported a $5 billion loss. they have been paying millions of dollars per year to lease property from dead people.
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chris papst has this report. it means everything. when people hear about these ridiculous things, they say, there is the post office again. the taxpayer protection alliance is talking about this report just released by the inspector general of the u.s. post office. it found they have been paying more than $5 million per year to lease 338 spaces from dead people, with the average leas or being dead nearly 10 years. this putstor said them at greater risk of fraud. >> this is a microcosm of what's happening. they are not doing oversight on their leases. would else are they not doing oversight on? when a lease or dies, a family member or a company takes over the contract, but the post office has not been updating its books. the problem could easily be
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solved by working with social security administration. but the post office refuses to report, pointing out the 338 leases account for only 1.4% of its properties. it says it does not "have the resources to devote to checking the life-and-death status of 23,000 leases, and it would be no discernible benefit to the post office." the inspector general said they should change the system so it does not happen again because it damages the brand. the inspector general disagreed. chris papst, abc 7 news. kimberly: amtrak will all ow small pets on trains. passengers will be up to bring a small cat or dog and a carrier on trips that are seven hours or shorter. advance reservations are
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required and you have to pay a fee. a we can only test program begins february 20 on excel express trains. a express chains. home depot is planning to add 80,000 seasonal workers as spring approaches. many of us have projects we want to get done. it is also a sign the housing market is building momentum. one spokesman said that spring is home depot's christmas. still ahead -- there could be a new kid on the block in the d.c. marketplace.
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kimberly: half smokes may be the district's signature food, but burger shops are everywhere as the new gourmet go to. it's not clear if the newest restaurant on the block will have "the right stuff." donnie wahlberg, his movie star brother mark, and their brother paul are taking steps to open a restaurant to the washington region.
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the restaurant has the same name as their reality show, onlbergers, which focuses the fast food chain. ers as locations across the east. the celebrity brothers are looking locally for a 5000 square foot space. >> i'll take another burger joint, why not. >> the more the marry her. mike: d.c. already has five guys, the burger joint, plus burgerhack, bobby's palace, smash burger, and more full stop is washington oversaturated? >> i don't think it's oversaturated yet. bun, that's all you need. working at his reporter job come he adds to his blog, burger days.
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while it is not likely that anybody would see marky mark flipping burgers, he think the reality factor could be a big draw, which could hurt the older chains. we reached out to wahlbergers publicist and real estate broker for details about possible locations and the timeline and possible dinner reservations, but did not hear back. mike carter-conneen, abc 7 news. kimberly: don't take your sweetheart to a burger joint for valentines. virginia really is the place for lovers. six of the most romantic restaurants in the country are in the old dominion. virginia.in northern no places in d.c. or maryland even made the list. devon: i cannot believe that washington did not make it on the list.
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kimberly: and good stone in middleburg. not on the list. devon: i have heard you talk about that before. we will let you know the latest about the snow forecast after we see what's going on right now. skiestional harbor, clear , a bank of clouds. jumping into the forecast the next two days, tomorrow morning, it is about where the clouds and sunshine line will be, no precipitation. monday, the first effects of the upper-level system drops in, the beginning of the reign. -- the beginning of the rain. temperature sunday, a hard freeze, 25 manassas, 33 downtown. there could be icy spots. watch out in the morning. tomorrow it's all about the cloud cover.
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likelyud cover is most washington southeast, sunshine more likely north and west. that plays into the temperatures. sunshine, lower 50's. the forecast showing the beginning of this with rain and wet snowflakes before transitioning into snow monday night. the upper-level system starts to drop over us, essentially a clipper, the low pressure on the ground. here, monday evening, looks to be rain coming in. watch the direction in the track of this. this is very important, like the eye of a hurricane with nothing in the middle. the central area of low pressure on the ground, there is nothing with it. if it tracks overhead, that is hole, and we would hardly get anything. there are some problem starting to show. inis not a widespread swath
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the storm system, nothing like the blizzard. it could be a thin band of heavier snow, and any small descriptions a match any small discrepancy in the movement changes the placement. there are still a lot of things to be resolved. the best forecast today has the forecast low overhead and the most likely snow north and west of town. rain, snow at nightfall, mostly north and west. we are measuring this in inches, not feet. inwe get the precipitation washington, immediate metro, the ground temperatures at or above freezing, so few impacts on the roadways. that is the best info we have right now. cast,st time, the sky partly cloudy skies tomorrow
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morning, near freezing, 33 degrees. more sunshinews then clouds, 48 degrees. line, soght on that don't go outside and think it's a bright sunny day before the game. you tomorrow night and we will know a lot more. it is notup next -- quite year round, but pretty close. details coming up. where should you start when you're
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are about to undergo a drastic change with thousands of students moving closer to your round attendance. kellye lynn is putting the spotlight on education. it is a push to close the achievement cap for public school students. mayor bowser: we have selected 10 schools in the school system, elementary and middle schools, who will have an extended year. kellye: most of the schools are wards seven and eight, extending the school year from 180 days to 200. them towser: we want
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have more time for field trips, art, and music. : there are three weeks of summer vacation between july and august for students. >> it does not necessarily mean the students will improve and academics. kellye: the teachers union did not find out about the extended school year plan until wednesday morning and would like teachers to collaborate on a suitable proposal. many parents we talked to like the idea. >> it's a good idea to me. >> give them a chance to learn more and stuff like that and then they'd be out of trouble and their parents would know where they are at and they would be doing something positive. said, why do we have to have more school, we have enough now. have more school, we have enough now. kellye: kellye lynn, abc 7 new
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i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. switch to better. switch to fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v

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