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Good Morning El Paso 05.27.16

“”the world was forever change here but today, the children of this city will go through their day in peace.” president obama made his historic visit to hiroshima today. so did he apologize for the actions taken by the u.s. 70 years ago? new details this morning in the investigation into the egyptair crash. what investigators say is leading them closer to discovering the data flight recorders. the neon desert music festival is back at san jacinto plaza this weekend! what you need to know if you’ll be traveling downtown, in a live report. president obama paid tribute to the 140- thousand people who were killed 70 years ago — when the u-s dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima in the final days of world war ii. obama stood alongside the japanese prime minister during a historic visit to hiroshima peace memorial park. he is now the first sitting u-s president to make the trip that his predecessors had avoided. we will have more from his visit today in just a bit. a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. a live look at stormtrack doppler radar is showing… currently around the 140-thousand people killed when the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima, japan 71 years ago. here’s abc’s arlette saenz. investigator in last week’s deadly egyptair plane crash — says search teams in the mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the aircraft. the lead investigator says this narrows down the search to a 3 mile radius. but he says that doesn’t mean the flight data and cockpit voice recorders have been found. / there are a lot of events happening this memorial day weekend… including some that could impact how you get around town. good morning el paso’s andrew j. polk is live in downtown with the details. andrew? good morning hillary and stephanie. for the downtown area in particular, the neon desert music festival going on tomorrow and sunday will have a bunch of closures. downtown during and after the festival however. coming up in the next half hour, how the streetcar project will affect your commute and more coming soon. stephanie and hillary? happening today … the sentencing phase of the trial for jan michael nieves. the jury foud him guilty of manslaughter after he drove into a construction zone… killing two workers back in 2014. the prosecution accused him of driving drunk, and he was originally facing two counts of intoxicated manslaughter. but the jury found him guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. nieves faces up to 40 years behind bars. “bag pipes” a month after his death…. 29-year-old jose barraza was added to the list of 127 border patrol agents remembered in northeast el paso. the agency’s national museum was the site of the 92nd annual ceremony for those agents who died on duty. the ceremony was part of the “national law enforcement memorial month.” there was helicopter fly by to rember those fallen agents, and a rider-less horse walked amongst the crowd. 6-07… weather and traffic on the 7s… now it’s time to take a look at the tx-dot a look at the tx-dot traffic cams… we have a traffic alert to pass along for next week… starting monday … franklin avenue in downtown will be completely shut down between stanton and kansas for two weeks. this will affect everyone who uses that street to get on i-10 east. to get on i-10, you will have to use wyoming avenue or main drive to get on campbell street, then on i-10. we still have much more to come here on gmep “donald trump reached a major campaign milestone overnight, i’m abc’s stephanie ramos in washngton, the latest from the campaign trial coming up” plus–allegiant air is kicking off another destination to a popular tourist destination today. / and this is abc-7, where news comes first!

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