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>> two military transport planes will fly out tomorrow with that treasure. thanks so much for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at lech clock. lech-- at 11:00. we'll begin with a story of police looking for a killer. the gunman opened fire over a chain the victim refused to hand over. fox 5's laura evans on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: a young man shot and killed here in michigan park. police believe this was a robbery gone bad, the young man killed because he refused to give up the chain around his neck. this is just the latest in a rash of robberies in the district, hundreds in the last couple months. a meeting involving city leaders and law enforcement was held tonight to discuss what police know and what they're doing about it and ironically
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assistant chief diane grooms mentioned concern over the potential for escalating violence. >> we believe a robbery could be that one step prior to a homicide because a victim might want to fight back or sometimes these guys are under the influence and, you know, they pull the trigger or they actually beat someone severely that could cause death. >> reporter: back in michigan park in northeast d.c., police have brought in this van with the intense lighting here to establish some safety for these residents in light of what happened here tonight with this robbery gone bad. the young man killed was shot in the head. we are told he was in his late teens, early 20s and has not yet been identified. laura evans, fox 5 news. now to a news edge exclusive, a maryland man says a missing id cost him his job. he claims it's all because d.c. police found that id and labeled him a murder suspect. he wants to know how it could have happened and why. fox 5's maureen umeh now with
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the news edge. >> doug king says the detective who called his employer confirmed he did it, but he still doesn't know why and it turned his night of fun into a nightmare. he's a 27-year-old college educated professional and up until a few weeks ago doug king had a promising jock as a loan processor in alexandria -- job as a loan processor in alexandria, but he lost that job suddenly. >> i'm furious of. >> reporter: after he says his employer was told by d.c. homicide detectives he was a suspect in a murder investigation. >> the detectives confirmed i made the call and i asked him why and he said the public, the job needs to know that they have a murder suspect working for them and i was in shock by the comment. >> reporter: the murder happened last november outside the heritage india club in dupont circle. a fight inside led to a shooting outside that left one man dead. king says he was there to celebrate a birthday and dropped his driver's license while running to safety. it was later recovered by
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detectives investigating the crime near the victim's body. >> i didn't know the people at all. didn't know anybody that was at the bar. i didn't know what was going on. >> reporter: king said he was told he was a person of interest in the case because of where his id was found. he said he was troubled but cooperated because he had nothing to hide. he said he never thought it would end with him losing his job. >> it's hard to get a job right now and for me to lose it over something that i had nothing to do with makes it even worse. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney's office eventually issue state to kindle's employer clearing him as a suspect. the 29 -- king's employer clearing him as a suspect. the 29-year-old riverside man was arrested. he's glad his name was cleared, but he said it isn't enough. he still wants justice. >> it's how i lost my job. that detective didn't have a reason to call because had he my id. that's my thing. >> no one has called to apologize to mr. king or taken any steps to help repair his life. >> the d.c. assistant chief
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said we don't believe it's unreasonable to interview someone whose id was found at the scene of a homicide. mr. king believes he was treat unfairly, he can contact us and we'd be happy to look into it. king and his attorney say they may legally pursue the matter further. >> sounds like they'll hear from him soon. new tonight another local university dealing with a potential norovirus outbreak. howard university says 40 students have been treat ford nor row in the last 24 hours. last week george washington university reported 85 similar cases of the highly contagious stomach illness. another big story tonight, gay marriage is one step closer to becoming legal in maryland. this evening the state senate narrowly approved the legislation. fox 5's bob barnard in annapolis with reaction. >> reporter: brian, there were cheers and hugs and declarations of this being a historic day here in maryland from those supporting gay rights and gay marriage. there were promises to take
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this issue to the voters from those opposed. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: this was the scene in the hallway outside the senate chamber just after the vote. among those celebrating this history making night, maryland governor martin o'malley here embracing senator rich matallino of montgomery county, the only openly gay member of the maryland senate. we spoke with the senator a short time later. >> maryland was founded as the colony of tolerance and that's been our tradition for 400 years and we just took another step down that aisle tonight. >> reporter: the tally was 25- 22 in favor of legalizing gay marriage in maryland coming after a day long debate with the senate president mike miller voting against the legislation. >> am i on the wrong side of history as a historian? there's no doubt about it. >> reporter: maryland is now poised to become the eighth state in the nation to legalize
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gay marriage. governor o'malley a champion of the cause. >> this is an important vote and i'm very appreciative of senate for passing it. >> reporter: when are you going to sign it? >> shortly. >> reporter: governor o'malley hopes to sign the measure into law within days. >> and suddenly our gay and lesbian constitute wents have all the same rights and been -- constituents have all the same rights and benefits and responsibilities and duties to get married as everybody else. >> reporter: but first there's the issue of the voter referendum. lawmakers agreed to put gay marriage on hold here in maryland pending the efforts of those opposed who need to collect some 55,000 signatures to get the issue put on the november ballot. >> bob barnard live tonight. an update on a controversial bill in the virginia legislature. the house amended a bill requiring invasive ultrasounds before abortions. instead the house voted to approve a bill that called for women to have external ultra sounds.
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that bill returns to the senate. took 10 days, 60 websites, now george huguely is sentenced to 26 years behind bars for the murder of yeardley love. renowned sketch artist bill hennessy was in the courtroom in charlottesville every day of the high profile trial that ended last night. karen gray houston sat down and spoke with him. >> courtroom artists have very special skills, capturing the drama of people's emotions and draw fast. bill hennessy is one of the best in the business and has some interesting insight into what unfolded in circuit court in the huguely trial. >> there was something clearly wrong in their relationship. >> reporter: a veteran courtroom artist bill hennessy doesn't just draw pictures. he pays close attention to what is said to help paint vivid portraits of trial participants. in the case of george huguely bill hennessy said he found the defendant hard to read. >> we heard testimony about crucial matters, very disturbing upsetting parties, he seemed more curious than
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move -- matters, he seemed more curious than moved by it. we looked through various sketches of the defendant and bill hennessy said as he drew each one he looked for but never found much emotion. >> reporter: no emotion here. >> the majority of the time very little. he listen but showed us little emotion. >> reporter: he says his efforts were hampered by the unusual perspective in this trial. the monitor was set up so only the jury could see evidence. >> i positioned myself close to the prosecution so i could at least sort of see what they were preparing and maybe i'd be able to catch a glimpse of something. >> reporter: so finally when the prosecution played the video of the police interrogation of huguely, bill hennessy was the only spectator in the courtroom actually able to see it. as for the verdict, bill says he thinks it was fair saying for the 26 year sentence. up next what you need to know before you download an iphone app, plus young kids posting videos online and asking strangers to judge their
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looks. why experts are calling the growing trend dangerous. >> we were warm today. we will be warmer tomorrow, but we'll have to watch out for thunderstorms and i'm seeing a few showing up on radar tonight. we'll check that out and show you what to expect for the weekend coming up. check out some of the other stories on the rundown. be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. 
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it is a disturbing and dangerous trend, children and teenagers posting their faces online and asking if they're ugly. are they encouraging cyber bullying? and why would they beg for the approval of strangers? fox's shawnette wilson has the story. >> reporter: it's the unfortunate part of the world we live in. people basing their worth on what others think. it's not just happening in real life, though. this disturbing trend has turned into a phenomenon and it's blowing up online. >> this comment saying i'm pretty or ugly. >> is it true? people say i'm ugly. >> reporter: can you believe this? teens are uploading videos like these of themselves on social media sites like youtube asking a world of strangers to decide whether they're pretty or ugly.
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>> i was just wondering if you all think i'm ugly. >> reporter: we wanted to know what is this really about? >> i think that kids are going to do that. i think they're just asking for attention. >> i know there's a lot of problems with like social networking like facebook. a lot of people say stuff through computer and then they won't say it to someone's face and i know that just caused like a lot of bullying and stuff. >> i think that they want to have their self-esteem lifted, but it doesn't usually turn out very well for them. >> reporter: no surprise she's right. check out these reply posts. lose some weight and you'll be smoking. another reads he's ugly. get your face off the camera. and this one, you're neither. you're a troll. dr. rosslyn pitts is a child psychologist. >> so they're looking at the media. they're looking at videos. they're looking at celebrities. they're comparing themself to their friends. >> reporter: she's concerned these videos could lead to more than hurt feelings. >> there may be issues of depression.
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we've seen many children that leave their last notes before suicide that are also experiencing these type of difficulties. apple working on privacy protection in its app store, shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, good news for iphone users concerned about apps and their privacy. no. 5, users will receive information about how apps affect their privacy before it's downloaded of android smartphones already alert users showing them what an app will access before they hit the download button. no. 4, a relatively mild flu season, but that could change. the cdc is seeing a rise in the number of flu cases reported nationwide. researchers aren't sure why it got such a late start this year. no. 3, an fda panel recommended the approval of a new weight loss drug. qunexa was rejected two years ago over safety concerns. the drug's maker presented new
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research saying it improved cardiovascular health and improved weight loss. no. 2, the nation's capitol is also apparently the cheaters capitol. the adultery dating website ashley madison says d.c. has the highest number of people per capita that signed up for its website. san antonio, phoenix, salt lake city and oklahoma city rounded out the top five. several closures around the beltway until 6 a.m. tomorrow. vdot is restoring exit 49 opening the ramp to two lanes and adding a fifth lane on i-66 west and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >> here we go, got a biz day for you tomorrow. >> nice -- a busy day for you tomorrow. >> nice to end on a warm note this week. 75, there's usually a price to pay. it's going to be big winds and
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potential for not only an elevated fire danger because of the very low humidity and high winds, but also because we could have some thunderstorms coming through. so we're going to start with radar, speaking of some showers, warmer air coming in again tonight and we have spotted a couple lighter showers, but one or two lightning strikes down here. this is moving into charles county, probably going to clip you in anne arundel, calvert getting through st. mary's down into the northern neck of virginia. as we give you another look with sentinel, there's a little bit more still to come. not only is this area blossoming, but we may see some action to the north and west probably in the form of showers coming through with this next little disturbance. that's not the cold front. the cold front is still out here. you can see it by the cold snow it's producing. that will move in our direction. we aren't expecting the snow, but they will get some snow in the mountains. ahead of that very strong front we get real warm and real windy. you'll be talking about those
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winds. they're gust between 40 and 50 niles an hour. it will pick up in the late -- miles an hour. it will pick up in the late morning. maybe as late as 7:00 or 8:00 we could still be getting these gusts, the kind of thing that could bring down some trees or power lines or make it hard to hold onto a steering wheel, especially going over a bridge or over. raleigh was 74 degrees today, atlanta the high 76, little rock 82 degrees and lots of 80s on the map. it's a southwest wind we'll get tomorrow and that's why we think some of that heat will get tapped. you can see what's going on behind the cold front. temperatures have been dropping and back to reality in the northern plains. so we've got showers in the forecast, the warm temperatures, maybe a thunderstorm, big winds and it's all coming from this front. it swings through tomorrow afternoon. the winds continue. the temperature begins to drop tomorrow night and while the winds will get a little better into the first part of saturday, the breeze may pick up again as high pressure tries to build in. so it will be cooler saturday,
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but the sunshine will be back. now want to talk about these high wind watches because we have high wind warnings in effect. in the closer in areas loudoun into frederick county and also up in carroll county, that's a high wind watch for the potential for winds to gust as high as 60 in. this orange area that's been changed to a warning meaning winds are likely to gust to 60 niles an hour. that gets expanded or changed -- miles an hour. if that gets expanded or changed, we'll let you know. there's a slight risk of severe storms tomorrow across the delmarva into southern maryland down through the northern neck east of 95 into southeastern virginia. some of the thunderstorms may have damaging winds, but i think we all have the possibility of seeing very strong potentially damaging winds. it is 56 degrees. we'll take in the 50s tonight. it looks like it's going to be a very mild night, maybe a couple showers around and don't be surprised if south and east of town you have a rumble of
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thunder. that threat will exist again tomorrow afternoon, but it's going to be more like a mayday with the good and bad that can come when a strong thunderstorm comes through in the middle of may even though it's only going to be february. 75 degrees tomorrow, drop to february on saturday, breezy, cooler. sunday we ditch the wind, temperature drops a bit to 48 degrees, but we climb up again on monday and tuesday. tuesday is pushing 60. so it definitely feels like spring training weather with this kind of a five-day forecast. lindsay has the real deal in her sports report right now. >> this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with lindsay murphy. >> good evening, everybody. spring training is underway for the nationals in vieira, florida. pitchers and catchers have had two practices and full squad workouts start saturday. dave feldman continues our coverage. >> reporter: and greetings from nationals spring training where everybody associated with this club is optimistic. why wouldn't you be? they may have the best pitching in the national league and one of the new guys might be one of
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the brightest. his name is gio gonzalez, a lefty. he came over from oakland for four prospects. they're paying him five years, $42 million. he's 26 years old, started 30 plus games in each of his last two seasons and he's coming off a year in which he posted a career low 3.12 e.r.a. and struck out a career high 197 batters. he looks to back up a hefty starting rotation with righty stephen strasburg and jordan zimmerman. >> once i get on that mound i don't care what is in the rotation. i just care to go out there and try to win a game. i know washington wants me to go out there and give them what they paid for and i'm going to do everything i can. i think that they did a great job by bringing me over here and working with me and we just clicked right away. >> reporter: one piece of business, ryan zimmerman wants a contract extension. his deal runs out the end of 2013. his agent in vieira thursday meeting with mike rizzo and the
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lerners trying to hammer out an extension. zimmer man wants it done by friday or else heats wait till the end of the season. mike rizzo says he's not sure he'll be able to meet that deadline, but he definitely wants zimmerman around for a long, long time. dave feldman, fox 5 sports. >> thank you, feldy. today national league mvp brian braun became the first baseball player to successfully challenge a drug penalty in a grievance. his 50 game suspension has been overturned. the brewer tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in october. at the hearing braun challenged the sample was tape on a saturday and not sent to the -- taken to a saturday and not sent to the lab until 48 hours later. he's off the hook. to basketball, jeff jones and america hosting bucknell. bucknell goes on a 12-0 run
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capped off on this three- pointer by cameron ayers. bucknell beats american 55-50 to secure a share of the patriot league regular season title. jeremy lin and the knicks facing the miami heat tonight. it was a tough night for lin, eight points with eight turnovers, one of them coming here as miami gets the steal. lebron james, watch this, straight nasty, dunking with some authority. the nicks can't handle the heat and call 102-88. coming up the capitals are on unfamiliar losing territory. can a player's only meeting help them get back on track? ♪ pierre! your fashion is so "right now," but your banking is so last season! earn more with high yield free checking at capital one bank. instead of some unfashionable rate,
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welcome pack. the capitals have lost three -- back. the capitals have lost three straight and they are struggling. >> it was very brief and to kind of remind ourselves that just to kind of get past this stretch and stay positive, stay focused because you'll nail it in. you got to fight right till the very end and like we've been saying there's still a very good opportunity for us and all we have to do is play a little bit better decent hockey and we have a chance. we usually play below average at best. >> we'll see if it works tomorrow night. second round of the accenture match championship, tiger woods facing nick watney and on no. 10 tiger has to hit a ball left handed to get it out of the cacti. it doesn't go far. on 18 tiger needs to make the birdie to extend the match and
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misses that. nick watney defeats him to the 3rd round. that's all for sports. the news edge will be right back. as you can see, i'm in a tricky situation here. i'm bidding on a 1979 dukes of hazzard lunchbox. my auction ends in 15 seconds ! even worse, my buddy's bidding on the same lunchbox ! it's airbrushed ! but i've got verizon 4g lte. it's so fast, i can outbid him at the last second. i got it ! yes ! woo hoo ! it's got a thermos ! rely on verizon, america's largest 4g lte network. because only the fastest survive.
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brian. >> now you have the news edge. see you again tomorrow. >> fox 5 news isn't over. go to now for news, weather and entertainment updates. fox 5 news is washington's best news on air and online at brought to you by verizon 4g lte.


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