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where there is no doubt he will have plenty of great stories to tell to his classmates. >> he is a lucky boy. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. good morning. it is 5:00 on this tuesday. taking a look outside at the woodrow wilson bridge. things picking up out there. our temperatures are going to be picking up as well later on this morning. we'll check in with tucker later on on that. >> welcome for fox 5 morning news. tucker barnes is here now to talk about weather as you are all the time. >> it feels like i'm here all the time. >> of a been pretty consistent all winter long. >> it feels like spring has been here all the time. >> i can't believe much stuff is coming up. i was out in the yard. >> i think we need to start introducing the allergy index again because i've got something going on already.
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>> i have been hearing a lot of people complain about it. going to be just fine today. expecting lots of sunshine. a little cooler than yesterday with high temperatures back into the low to mid-50s. yesterday, we were in the 60s. right now, 45 degrees. humidity, that is in the comfortable range, 42%. wind are out of the north at 15. gusting to about 25. we are having a cold front come through as we speak. this one is one of these very quiet ones that have very little in the way of cloud cover. should be a bright and beautiful day. out to the west, we have clear skies. you can see the mid-atlantic very quiet and we are expecting bright sunshine throughout the day today. enjoy your afternoon because we have rain back in the forecast. at least some showers for our day tomorrow. 54 today. so about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. 51 in winchester. and 56 the hot spot in fredericksburg. should be dry. >> thank you. time now to check in with julie wright. >> right now, off to a pretty quiet start. we'll start off along the beltway at colesville road.
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no problems to report now as you travel between college park and 270. lanes are open as you continue past 29 colesville road headed westbound over towards 270. southbound 95, 295 behaving nicely as you head down towards the capital beltway. no problems to report right now. this is northbound i-95. cog north of the occoquan. lanes are open leaving woodbridge as you continue north up towards the capital beltway. 395 quiet from the beltway for the 14th street bridge. this is 395 before you reach seminary road. no trouble spots to report there and the beltway in prince george's county quiet in each intersection as you travel to and from andrews. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. polls open in michigan and arizona in just a few hours. today's primaries are crucial for the frontrunners. a defeat for mitt romney in his home state could be devastating for his campaign. >> romney got some help from
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michigan native kid rock ate campaign rally last night. >> so i'm happy to introduce a son of detroit, a friend, a guy who makes great music who introduces me by dvd everywhere i go, kid rock. kid rock. >> rome me also spoke to the crowd about the economy and he thanked members of the military in attendance there one by one. as far as arizona goes, romney has held significant leads over santorum in polls leading up to the primary day. witnesses to that school shooting in ohio say the suspect was a loner and had been bullied. his family has identified the alleged shooter as t. j. lane. police say lane killed a 16- year-old boy and four others were wounded in the cafeteria of a high school in suburban cleveland. now, two of them are in
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critical condition. a teacher chased the student from the building. lane attend a nearby school for at-risk students. an italian cruise ship float ago drift in the indian ocean is heading back to shore actually french vessel reached the costa allegra overnight and towing the ship to a nearby island. the cruise liner had been stranded without power after a fire damaged the generator. no one was hurt. the accident comes just six weeks after the costa concordia capsized off the coast of italy. fox 5 is monitoring metro for you and a new rate hike proposal. the transit agency needs more money and it could mean some of the hardest hit riders would have to shell out $6 a trip.
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melanie alnwick has more details. >> reporter: the proposed fare increases would generate more than $60 million just from rider for the new fiscal year that starts july 1st. there is not a done deal yet. they are still discussing the options but there is no question that metro needs more money. $116million more in this next budget. metro needs a massive cash infusion. to make up for the huge budget shortfall, metro's general manager is asking riders to share in the pain. >> the board hasn't approved anything. there is no assurance at this point of anything. >> keep in mind that the individuals such as myself who are on fixed incomes and who do not have deep pockets to sport a maximum fare. >> reporter: metro is rolling out a series of proposed fare increases at public forums. comments from riders become part of the record. the board will consider this before a final budget is approved. >> it is not fair to us. it is not fair to anyone who
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rides metro access because we are already on a budget. >> reporter: if they actually do the needed repairs that are necessary and improve the system, then the fare increase is a good thing. >> reporter: metro's gm richard sarles is proposing a 5% fare increase on rails and bus lines. that would generate about $60 million a euro. here is how the fare hike might look. proposal would raise fares for anyone using a smart trip card from 10 cents to a dollar depending on how long the trip is. if you pay for pay per fare cards, you feel it the most with a new plat rate of $4 to $6 during rush hour. another proposal would raise the surcharge from 25 cents for a dla on top of the smart trip fare. bus fares would go up 10 cents for smart trip users. cash fares increase 30 cents. and parking fees would go up 25- cent a day. >> government subsidized
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transit service is not for profit. >> reporter: but some outspoken rider are making their case to prevent any more pain in the wallet. d.c., maryland, virginia and the federal government combined contribute about 40% of metro's budget and the board of directors is asking all those entities to kick up their contributions by about 8%. the next hearings will be tomorrow night in falls church and then there will be another one on thursday night in southeast d.c. with three more hearings during the evenings next week. >> thank you. an american ally says it might not give the u.s. any warning if it decides to launch an attack on iran. more on that coming up. save them.
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coming days with top israeli leaders. israel will reportedly not warn of a strike so the u.s. would not be blamed for not preventing israel's attack. in the crisis in irgentleman, the army has launched a new offensive against cities in the northern part of country. activists say over 140 died yesterday. the european union last night agreed to slap more sanctions on the syrian regime and this morning, the united nations human rights council is holding an emergency meeting on syria. the whistle blow are web site wikileaks, is in the process of publishing millions of e maims from the u.s. intelligence analysts -- e- mails from the u.s. intelligence analysts. it accuses the company of making investments based on secret intelligence. itals the e-mails were stolen by an internet activist group anonymous in december. a lawsuit stemming from the
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virginia tech shootings is now moving forward. two families who lost their daughters in the virginia tech shootings are going ahead with their wrongful death lawsuit against the commonwealth. a judge urged both sides to settle but they failed to reach an agreement last week. the trial is set to begin next monday. celeste and grafton peterson and harry and karen pride say the university delayed warning students that a gunman was loose on campus. how is it possible that a d.c. council member was able to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit organization without that organization even catching it? that is the focus of a committee hearing concerning former councilmember harry thomas, jr. we'll get a full report on that coming up next. first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> we've got cool temperatures to start your morning. we are generally in the 30s. a little breezy out there as well. i'll have the details on your tuesday forecast and julie wright is in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up right after the break. r the br
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you made my day. do you want to pay our college tuition, too? welcome back. we are looking outside right now. very nice and quiet out there. very spring-like too. temperatures, can you believe, 40s right now. and we are talking february even though wear getting close to march though. >> we are turning the corner here pretty quickly. i hope we don't turn back. >> that is what i was about to say.
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>> honestly -- >> i don't want the other shoe to drop. >> there are no signs of us turning around any time soon. >> this could be the calmest winter i've ever had since i've been here. >> i think we have to mail this winter in. >> can't wait to get outside to those crepe myrtles. >> the only flowering tree wisdom knows. >> that's it. >> we'll let you know that a little later today, we'll be cooler than yesterday but yesterday turned into an absolutely gorgeous day with temperatures in the 60s. our afternoon highs today will be in the 50s. still, lots of sunshine expected and should be a nice afternoon. 43 now in washington. these temperatures -- i'm not going to call them comfortable but not terribly cold out this morning. 39 at dulles. 37 this morning in gaithersburg. 45, that is comfortable. 45 in annapolis. we have a little cold front, a weak cold front. not sure how little it is. it is working through at the moment. that is giving us some breezes
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out of the north and north and west. these are your gusts. 22 in manassas and gaithersburg. it will be aling breezy out there. i think you'll notice that when you are out on the roadways this morning that the breezes are really with us here. they will be for the first part of the morning. should be a beautiful day. lots of sunshine expected. look how quiet the mid-atlantic is. we're just looking at bright sunshine with a few clouds passing through later today. as we get into the nighttime hours and tomorrow, this area of disturbed weather, this area of low pressure will track up into the great lakes but it will drag some rain into the day tomorrow. we'll cloud up overnight and introduce in showers with relatively cool temperatures during the day tomorrow with highs back in the upper 40s. today, nice one, 54. lots of sunshine. it will be cooler than yesterday. winds out of the north here at about five to 10. later tonight being becoming cloudy, showers move in overnight in the west.
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i think the real rein gets in here late tomorrow morning, early tomorrow afternoon. we'll have showers around with highs in the upper 40s. temperatures start to improve by thursday with some sunshine by afternoon. friday and saturday, a little unsettled. could be some showers back in the forecast late friday, early saturday but it looks like our daytime high on saturday back near 60. all right. that does it for weather. let's do some traffic and julie wright has got your latest. >> all right. not looking so bad out there on the roads right now or busy for that matter. if you are traveling out of college park headed across the top stretch of the beltway over towards 27 0rbg right now about a eight-minute commute as you leave i-59 headed over towards that ramp to take you northbound on 270. 270 traffic still in good shape coming out of germantown headed for the lane divide. your lanes are open from 7100 headed in towards the beltway actually about a 10-minute right right now. northbound 59 still hooking
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good as you work your way up to 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. ic. fur. >> thank you. a d.c. council committee hearing has produced few answers about how harry thomas, jr. was able to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from a nonprofit organization here in d.c. >> councilmember jim graham said the hearing was not to investigate the illegal activity of the former councilmember but to find out why the organization didn't catch the fraud. >> this hearing will not just focus on 2008. >> reporter: how could this happen? chairman of the human services committee, jim graham, has wanted this question answered since harry thomas jr. was first accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from deceit -- from d.c. youth. >> i was left to wonder how could this happen. was anyone at the trust
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questioning the expenditure and lack of documentation? >> reporter: graham talked about check after check that was issued from the children and youth investment trust corporation to langston 21 without proper documentation. you will remember langston 21 was funneling the money to thomas. ceo of the children's trust, ellen london was first to testify. because of a pnding law enforcement investigate, she would not comment on the harry thomas fraud which took place when she was vice president for the trust. but london did admit the standing policy to advance money for grants even without the paperwork. trust policy has been to start with an advance and make quarterly payments depending on the length of the grants. >> so we don't have -- does that continue on today? would you issue today a 25% advance payment. yes, we do. >> before any work is done. >> correct. >> reporter: some came to the
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hearing to defend and hopefully save the children's touch. >> i feel as though hike they should keep the trust open. it helped me with my life and i feel like it could help other people with theirs. >> reporter: council member tommy wells said his former colleague's abuse of power should not destroy a trust that has helped so many. >> we cannot let fall outfrom that crime to include killing off a program that serves the youth of the district of columbia that is pretty much irreplaceable. the race for the virginia senate is grabbing headlines thanks to one write-in candidate. >> his name is hank and some say he might be the perfect candidate. we'll explain why coming up next. first, a look at today's my fox half off deal. $59 can get a a spa package from yvonne's day spa with locations in arlington, woodbridge and alexandria.
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his name is hank and he is not your typical politician. >> his campaign is catching on not for what he stands for but who he is. beth parker explains. >> reporter: the pu r r-fect candidate can be tough to find, one with just the right ideas, a proper wardrobe. a candidate who cannot be bought. >> if any sort of lobbiest needs to get to him, they would have do so with cheese. >> you think he is fairly have to be food. >> reporter: hank has signs and stickers that will make an foh or friend of hank. he loves facebook and all social media. >> cats are adept at tweeting since birds and everything like that, they know how to handle that sort of thing. >> reporter: his campaign headquarters is his family up to house. >> in the morning when he would
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weak me up for breakfast, he would tear up the political books to get my attention. >> reporter: they said that is when they knew they had a conservative on their hands. he is running as an independent. a cat who is independent, no surprise. he wants to snap to it and start creating jobs. he is tired of politicians who always have their claws out. now, hank is running against george allen and tim kaine, two veteran politicians and some think the fact that he is an outside the beltway cat could be an advantage. >> hank did live a good part of his life inside the beltway but now we live just west of it so he is outside of the beltway. >> reporter: hank ran for virginia state senate a while back and got nine write-in votes. he is a rescue cat from a place called animal allies. >> he was about five weeks old when we got him. he was rescued from a kill shelter that was going to put him down. >> reporter: he has been a
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delightful pet, just a few flaws, not the best manners, a little lazy. >> he can be scared of things that normally doesn't scare anything inform there is a grocery bag,ally freak out about it and attack it. but he can be a little bit on edge sometimes. >> reporter: but it is nothing a nice nose rub won't cure. in springfield, virginia, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> i wonder what his platform would be like chicken for all. >> i've officially seen it all after seeing that story. >> true. the money donated on hank's web site actually goes to animal rescue groups in case you were wondering. >> if you would like to get more information about that, can you visit his web site, hank for senate.com or you can just come to our web site and find out all about hank. >> i know. myfoxdc.com. we've got it all there for you. another metro fare hike. >> up next, we'll have details of latest proposal plus we are checking all your top stories, weather and traffic. stay with us. it's easy
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wintertime and supposed to be the coldest month of the year. you know it is chilly, if it's below 50 degrees, it's chilly to me. >> he's getting greedy now. >> i've been spoiled all month long and now i want to to be like this every winter. >> i can guarantee the rest of this winter that we've got no signs of any ice or snow any time soon. our temperatures will once again be in the comfortable range this afternoon. let's get to these numbers and talk about whether or not this is chilly or not. 43degrees in washington now. i guess that is chilly. it is not as cold as it was 24 hours ago. >> so we're upgrading. 39 in dulles. 36 in winchester. 45 in ocean city, maryland. satellite-radar. we have a cold front that is coming through. i know you can't see it because for all intents and purposes, it is invisible. it's dry cold front. it doesn't have alet to show there on our map. you can see out to the west, we have clear skies.
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should be a beautiful day for us. it will be cooler for us. our high temperatures today will be in the low to mid-50s. it will feel a little cooler today but it should be a nice day. the rain and snow you see out to the west, that gets in here tomorrow in the form of showers for us by tomorrow afternoon. so we do have some rain returning later tonight and tomorrow. 54 today in washington. 56 in fredericksburg. >> the rain will help the now flowers open up even more. >> since we are on the subject of flowers, julie wright. >> how sweet. >> i like tulips. >> tulip girl. >> those are my favorites. on the roads, lanes are open. no problems to report right now. only about an eight-minute commute from college park to 270. 66 still in the green coming in
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from manassas. about a 10-minute ride. northbound i-95 and 395 behaving nicely. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. fox 5 is monitoring metro and a plan to close a $116 million budget gap j on the table, a proposal that could have some of the hardest hit riders shelling out $6 a trip. melanie alnwick is here to break it all down for us. >> reporter: metro's board of directors wants to increase the operating budget by $116 million. it says it has increased expenses and $66 million of that would come from fare increases. the proposal would raise smart trip card fares from 10 cents for a dollar depending on how long the trip is. there is a proposal to increase pay per fare cards to make them a flat rate of $4 and $6 during
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rush hour. there is another proposal that would pit putt a 25-cent to $1 surcharge on those pay per fare trips. cash fares on the bus would increase 30 cents and parking fares would go up 25 cents a day. riders had a chance to give metro board members their thoughts in a public forum last night. >> the board is going to be looking at all of the options and that is what this is all about is to hear from people what they recommend and if the people are asking for their elected officials to kick in more to make up the shortfall, that is one message that will come out of these multiple hearings that we're having. our role right now is to listen and hear what people are recommending. >> reporter: in those public forums, some people said they were against all of the fare increases. others said they would support them but only if they knew that the money was going for a good purpose. there will be five more public hearings. one is tomorrow night at falls
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church. there is another one thursday night in southeast d.c. we have the full schedule for you on our web site, myfoxdc.com. and wisdom and care a coming up in our next hour, we'll tell you what metro's general manager says that increased money is going to go for. back to you. >> thank you. in virginia, we could see a vote today on the bill that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. the state senate delayed the vote yesterday for at least another day. the measure would require women to have an external ultrasound before having an abortion. the bill is a new version of a previous one that required an invasive ultrasound. making headline this morning, a 5-year-old sexual assault case in montgomery county may finally be solved. police arrested darren marshall of upper marlboro. he is accused of sexually salting a hotel maid in gaithersburg in december of 2007. investigators say dna collected at the crime scene was recently
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matched to marshall. he is sentenced in court today for a bond review hearing. the hunt is on for a serial bank robber in prince george's county. police have released surveillance video from some of the robberies hoping someone will recognize the suspect. they say the robber passed a note to the teller saying he has a nuclear bomb attached to him. this is something they never could have predicted. >> those are the words from the lawyer for the family of a gunman who is the allege the shooter at a school shooting in ohio. the suspect is t. j. lane. he and to target a group of students in the cafeteria. a 16-year-old boy was killed and four other students were wounded. a teacher chased the shooter from the building and police caught him a short time later. two of the wounded student are in critical condition. chardon high school will be closed today and grief
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counselors will be on hand for students and their families. an education official says the gunman attend a nearby school for at-risk students. turning to the race for the republican nomination, frontrunners mitt romney and rick santorum are in a show downin michigan's primary today. romney is predicting a victory in the state where he was born but polls show a tight race between him and santorum. romney is also favored in today's other primary in arizona. arizona is a winner take all state but michigan, today's primary is proportional. a tragic scene on board a packed bus overseas. coming up next, a gunman opens fire. do your dental problems require a trip to the emergency room? details of a new study coming up. stay with us.  man: we need a good night's sleep. woman: which means a little heat to keep us warm. and a good dose of support for my back. some over-the-top comfort couldn't hurt. and our perfect dream factory's been built.
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checking headlines this morning, we are getting reports of an attack on a bus in pakistan. it was in a remote mountain village. it is not clear why the bus was attacked. the man who was the leader of the most notorious prison break gang in texas history is
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set to be put to death tomorrow. george rivas will die for killing please officer aubrey hawk i understand. he is convicted of gunning down hawkins when the officer interrupted the fugitive's robbery of a sporting goods store. the u.s. will begin flying deported mexicans back to their home area instead of dropping them off at the border. this is to help protect them from drug traffickers who often rob immigrants. beginning in april, the u.s. will pay for fly detained immigrants into mexico and then the mexican government will take over from there. new research shows more americans are heading to the emergency room for their dental care. this despite a new study put out by the pew center that found that going to the er is more spoansive. part of the reason for the er surge is the shortage of dentists including those who treat medicaid patients. we've been talking about food all morning because that
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live look outside at the wilson bridge as we get started on our second day of the week. tucker barnes will talk about the weather conditions in just a moment. but first, since all of us are hungry, let's talk about food. can you get breakfast for free today. ihop is serving up free pancakes for national pancake day. >> the problem is this is making us more hungry than we really are. you could have breakfast for dinner today. the complimentary short attacks are available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. you are arced to leave a little donation for the leukemia and lymphoma society. they will definitely appreciate it. it is for a good cause. it fills your tummy as well. >> you think the lines will be long all day? >> i think they're going to be really long. get there early. i don't know that for a fact. i remember a few years ago we sent out the camera crew and it was wrapped around the corner.
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>> they are really there to donate. >> absolutely. >> and eat pancakes. >> i want to get in line later. pancake are funny. sometimes i'm in the into them. right now, i'm into them. >> in this five and a half hour period. >> sometimes it is tone us or something else. >> oh, you said doughnuts. >> now you're craving the pancake. >> it doesn't help that i've looked at them seven times. this is good pancake eating weather. you don't want it to be 88 and humid when you're eating pancakes. >> you have to have specific weather. >> ic you need cool we are. they're heavy once they get in there. >> true, true, i just like to pend more time at the gym when i eat a bunch of junk. >> do you? >> i can eat what i want after that. >> get the workout and head down to ihop. it is cool out there. 37 in martinsburg. 36 in morning for you in frederick and nice and mild off
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to the east there closer to the bay. 45 in annapolis and in leonardtown. going be for a little cooler than yesterday. we had a -- we have a cold front coming through as we speak. you can't seen see. it it is what we call a dry cold front. it is a little breezy out there. a cool start to your day later this afternoon. seasonal temperatures with sunshine. highs in the low to mid-50s. yesterday, we were in the 106 so about 10-degree cooler than yesterday. that is tomorrow's weather forecast. that will be some rain. rain for us that will arrive during the day tomorrow. let's do the futurecast. put it in motion for you. lots of sunshine today. just a few clouds. here we are at 6:00 and suggesting we are getting a little bit of cloud cover moving in here just in time for sunset. we'll cloud up overnight. the rain arrives by tomorrow. by twelve noon, we'll have a good soaking rain. that will get out of here by early thursday morning. tomorrow, chains in the forecast. some showers arrive. today, nice one, 54. a little cooler than yesterday but still lots of sunshine.
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winds out of the north today at five to 10 miles per hour. we cloud up with a couple of showers moving in overnight. your all-important five-day forecast, 48 tomorrow with some showers around so it will be on the cool side with the showers during the day. could be an early shower thursday. some afternoon sun, 56. friday and saturday, partial sunshine. maybe a few showers returning by saturday with highs about 60 degrees. no signs of winter here as we turn the corner into the first couple of days of march. that is a look at the weather forecast. i know somebody would loves pancakes, ms. julie wright. >> they do have whole wheat pancake now did you know that? >> yes, of a had them before. >> and sugar-free syrup. i think i can take the plunge. >> you just put a little extra out abouter on them and they taste great. >> along with the jam and the chocolate chips. southbound 207 coming in out of urbana, not a bad ride but we are starting to slow here as you travel southbound leaving route 80. you are down to 44 miles per
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hour. all of your lanes are open. springfield to 66, about an eight-minute commute. inbound new york avenue in northeast, down to 30 miles per hour getting through the traffic light there at bladensburg road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. if you stayed up all night to watch the daytona 500, you are probably extra tired today. >> up next, a night of fiery crashes and long delays but in the end, there was a winner. we'll have sports coming up next. next. ?
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we want to say good morning to will taylor right now. he is our facebook fan of the day. will is getting married in a month and says he and his fiancee are loyal fans be watching the show every morning starting at 4:30. that is great. congratulations. >> congratulation. >> i'll be not far behind you. my wedding day is coming up as well. we appreciate you watching, will. if you would like to be tomorrow's fan of the day, find us on facebook. there is no space between fox and the number 5. >> we start at 4:25. georgetown versus notre dame.
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georgetown crushes notre dame 59-41. >> we'll see some sparks fly. >> slams to the outside. it is five time champion -- >> after the race finally got started, it was a long night of jonetta barrass at the daytona 500. is it started in lap number two. then with 40 laps to doe, juan pablo montoya lost control during a caution. look at that and slammed into a safety truck that holds jet kerosene setting off a fiery explosion. the good news here, no one was seriously hurt. hard to believe when you look at that. that is the truth. if the end after all the smoke cleared, matt kenseth in the 17 car came into the home stretch and was able to hold off dale earnhardt, jr. for the flag. this is his second time to win the title. >> nobody was hurt. race fans across the
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country were treated to the first ever prime time monday 199daytona 500. it was a thrilling race. >> as our bob barnard shows us, one maryland man has put together a book dedicated to the sport and it is called faces of nascar. >> i was watching jeff pretty closely there. >> reporter: they are the faces of nascar, its drivers, team owners and fans. all together in this 200 page coffee table book, the work of maryland photographer scott robinson. >> let's say. this they are very, very, very few boxes that ever get the green light by nascar. >> reporter: rob unson spent the better part of a year following nascar as it crisscrossed the country. >> we have aseen a left book about the cars, four wide in talladega. we have aseen those kind of pictures. my interest was more to go and get the behind the scenes looks. take the viewer where they normally don't get to go. >> reporter: robinson was given access to the sport's biggest name.
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>> he was like a rock star. >> reporter: the 47-year-old king of stockcar racing, richard petty. >> if you saw a whole mob of people just moving and you couldn't see into the crowd to see who it was, it was probably petty. >> reporter: here is a pepsive dale earnhardt, jr. >> just taking a personal moment trying to survey what is going on with his car and trying to get back into victory lane somehow. there were just funny moments in the book and here this is guy in the mangled-up car and he is hanging out the window. >> reporter: there is this gem from pit road. >> a difference between a 12- second pit stop and a 14-second pit stop is night and day. >> reporter: like many of you, robinson says he's big fan of nascar. >> i grew up in kentucky. >> daryl walter, one of the
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newest hall of famer. >> it show sew happens that the waltrips are from owensville. they are driving around a track at 109 miles per hour closer than the car are where you park your car in a parking lot. >> reporter: this fan it is from ellicott city. >> he gets there early and stays late. he is checking the spark plugs i believe there. >> reporter: here is jeff gordon. >> if you watch them long enough, you get a sense of the intensity that they bring to the -- to doing what they do. >> reporter: up close at the great american race through the eyes of the pro. in chevy chase, bob barnard, fox 5 news. >> that is amazing that he is able to capture all those photos like that. very good. >> even watching the race too and seeing -- you know that they ride close to each other but seeing that shot from one of the other cars, one of the cameras looking at how close they were and you are driving
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-- >> it is amazing that they are professionals that are able to drive that fast and that closant they don't have more accidents. >> don't be trying that on the way home. >> don't want any tickets. >> scott robinson's previously published work focused on the faces of soldiers in deployment in iraq and afghanistan. up next, all our top stories plus we are checking our commute and weather. >> fox 5 morning news will be right back. 
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