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a high school put on lock job and closed this morning after a gunman opens fire. >> the suspect a teenager. another teen is dead. two others in critical condition. teachers and students say they don't know why the victims were targeted. police are trying to piece together what led to yesterday's violence. also ahead, metro is talking about another fare hike now. we'll have a look at the numbers coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. t now. good morning. it is tuesday, february 28th. live look outside right now on
a -- well it depends on your perspective on whether it is chilly or not. to me, it is chilly because it is below 60 degrees. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's check in with tucker barnes to say good morning to tim and see how things are looking out there. nice in the 40s. chilly for wisdom. nice for others. >> for the rest of us, not bad. >> it is a little breezy out there. it is cool but not cold. yesterday was cold. >> you're right. >> wisdom is a little soft. >> it gets up early in the morning that make my skin a little soft. >> you should see a real winter what it is like to get up at 2:00 in the morning. >> i did not miss that. >> i don't think anybody missed that. >> 4 # right now in washington. we have gotten officially cold in hagerstown. it is 32 degrees now. ocean city, 45. -- 43 right now ton. it will be a cooler day today
but when all is said and done, not a bad afternoon. sunshine with temperatures back in the 50s. nice-hooking afternoon. sentinel radar indicating absolutely no activity. should be a bright and sunny day. yesterday turned 199abeautiful day with just a few clouds during the afternoon. we'll do that again today. some late clouds as we're going to have some changes for tomorrow. we'll have details on that coming up. a dry tuesday afternoon. temperature about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. still, a few degrees above normal. our normal daytime high now is 50 degrees. >> thank you, tucker barnes. let's say hello to julie wright and get the latest on traffic out there. >> good morning once again. right now, pretty quiet out on the roads. no incidents to report if you are traveling to and from the wilson bridge. it is quiet in southeast washington working your way across the anacostia bridges headed up towards the freeway. the beltway between anden dale and merrifield still rolling at speed. if you are traveling north on 395 working your way from edsall road up to the 14th street bridge, bay nine-minute commute. nothing stoped along your way
as you travel north from the capital beltway. southbound 270, no problems to report right now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. ffic. we continue to follow a developing story this morning. a deadly school shooting in ohio. it appears the suspected gunman attend a nearby school for at- risk students. >> the family of the teenager suspected of opening fire identified him as tj lane. a 16-year-old boy was killed while trying to duck under a table. four others were wounded. two of them are in critical condition. police arrested lane outside the school a short time later. today's classes have been canceled and grief counselors will be on hand. >> we want them to stay home and spend some time reflecting on family and i hope every parent, if you haven't hugged or kiss the your kid in the last couple of days, take that time. >> now, some of the students
say lane was and scout cast and had been bullied but there are others who dispute that claim. lane's family says they are devastated by the shootings and they are trying to understand how this happened. two families whose daughters were killed in the 2007 virginia tech shootings are moving forward with their wrongful death lawsuit against the commonwealth. talks between the state and the two families did not lead for a settlement. trial is set to start march 5th. 5th. politics now where the poll open in two hours in what could be a game changer for republicans running for president. former massachusetts governor mitt romney has bounced back in the polls after trailing for weeks in his home state of michigan. now, he spent millions in attack ads against a former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. the other primary today is in arizona. izona. now to the other top stories we're following up mefort is trying to make up for
a $116 budget shortfall and that translates to rate hikes. under a new proposal from general manager republican arrested sarles, smart trip fares would go up from 10 crept for a dollar depending on how long the trip is. there would be a new national rate for paw per fare cards, $4 to $6. bus fares would go up 10-cent for smart trip users. park fees would go up 25-cent a day. rider are sounding off at public hearings. >> it is not fair to us. it is not fair to anyone that rides metro access. we're already on a budget. pretty much everyone that is disabled is on a budget. >> if they do the needed repairs that are necessary and improve the system, then the fare increase is a good thing. >> a new budget will be voted on by the board by may. a d.c. council committee held a hearing yesterday about how harry thomas, jr. stole hundreds of thousands of
dollars meant for d.c. youth organizations. the children and youth investment trust corporation issued checks to langston 21 without proper documentation. langston 21 was funneling the money to thomas. turns out it is policy to advance 25% of the grant and then make quarterly payments. an update on two of the seven firefighters injured during a house fire pry night. prince george's county fire department says they continue to show signs of progress every day. we're told ethan sorrel had his breathing tube removed and is breathing on his own. tool had a successful skin graft surgery. a national guard soldier and father from maryland was killed in afghanistan on saturday. major robert marcam ti. of baltimore was shot during
appear attack on the afghan interior ministry in kabul. the baltimore sun reports hes with a long-time physical education teacher in baltimore county schools. he leaves behind a wife and four children. the monallor was 48 years old. coming up next, escalating nuclear tens volunteering the u.s., iran and israel. but israel says, if it decides to teekah action, the -- if it decides to take action, the u.s. won't get warning. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began.
with the group are now missing and feared dead. israel says it will not warn the united states before any strike on i ran's nuclear sites if it decides to launch a preemptive strike. warning comes from israel as the defense minister visits the white house this week and israel's prime minister arrives next week. israel will keep the u.s. in the dark so the obama administration can't be held responsible for not stopping the israeli tax. an italian cruise ship float ago drift in the indian ocean is heading back to shore. a french vessel reached the costa allegra overnight and is towing the ship to a nearby island. the cruise liner had been stranded without power after i afire damaged the generator on board. no one was hurt. the area is heavily targeted by somali pirates. this accident comes just six weeks after the sister ship,
the costa concordia capsized on the coast of italy. another reason to love the mild winter we've had. we'll tell you what pain on the road you won't run into courtesy of the warmer weather. first, we'll check in with talker for your full forecast and find out if we can get a repeat of yesterday's weather. >> this could be the norm. i'm liking it. fox 5 morning news will be right back.
wow! busting loose. >> that's right. chuck brown. the fireworks started early at the daytona 500. lap two, jimmy johnson gets nudged by elliot sadler and sets off a multicar accident. then with 40 laps to go, juan pablo montoya loses control during a caution and that leads to this. slams into a safety truck that hold jet kerosene. the fiery crash called a two- hour delay. in the end, matt kenseth held off dale earnhardt, jr. to take
the checkered flag for his second day top awin. >> if you were a fan of that, you stay up late watching that. that is like the best race ever, you know. >> except to that two-hour delay. >> 180,000 people go to that race. >> it is a popular race. >> i don't understand the rules inform your car goes up in smoke, you can get another car? ## i think once you wreck your car, if it is during the race, you're done. >> in the pre-stuff they do because danica patrick wrecked her car and she got another car. >> you can qualify with another car but once you're in the race -- you're done. >> you got to tie it together. >> if you make somebody mad and they run knew the wall -- >> somebody else hits you and you are in the wall in the first lap, you're done. >> glad we had this nascar tutorial. let's move onto weather, shall we? >> all right, care a -- all right, sarah, you're a lot of
fun. wisdom and i were enjoying that conversation. we have colder temperature working in from the north and west. a little cold front working in. temperatures falling back toward the freezing mark. frederick is now 32. hagerstown now 29. it will be a cooler day. just a few clouds passing through from time to time and with alet of sunshine, our high temperatures will be in the lower 50s. yesterday, just a gorgeous day. highs in the mid-60s. about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. there you go, very quiet conditions across the mid- atlantic. it should be a quiet afternoon with high pressure moving across. the next weather maker will arrive in the form of rain showers during the day tomorrow as an area of low pressure. we'll show it to you. cool conditions expected today. it is seasonal conditions. it won't be terribly cool out there but it will be a little breezy at times. that area of high pressure pushes off the coast an allows this area of storminess to move in. we'll have a combination of a warm front and cool front moving through. this will be all liquid for us. not just in the mid-atlantic but the eastern seaboard will
be dealing with just rain here as this storm pushes through during the day tomorrow. lovely day, 54 your daytime high. plenty of sunshine. a little cooler than yesterday. we cloud up tonight. rain showers, might be one or two bit morning commute tomorrow. i think generally they will hold off until mid- to late morning tomorrow. 40 your overnight low. we don't warm up a whole lot tomorrow. upper 40s. we rebound nicely as we turn the corner to march. thursday, friday, saturday, highs a few degrees above normal. could be near 60 with a few showers during the day on saturday. let's look at the weather forecast. maybe julie wright will talk daytona 500 with me. >> i love that. i'm still little e's fan. >> he came in second. >> it was nice to see denny hamlin leading a virginia boy out there in the front for a while. that was nice. i had to go to bed. i like the daytona 500. >> me too. >> here we go. northbound along i-95 as you
work your way northbound, you down to about 45 miles per hour. up ahead at lorton, 48 miles per hour but lanes are open as you continue north from dale city through woodbridge headed up into newington. we have the slow traffic here at urbana down to about 39 miles per hour and further south here at rockville at shady grove road, lanes open headed out to the split. potholes are a common sight but thanks to the mild winner, theres have v. not been as many as we have seen in recent years. there has been a 22% drop in pothole repair requests this year. still no sign that gas prices are going to drop any time soon. aaa predict the d.c. region could have the highest price in the country, as high as $4.25
this spring. is spring. a move by our neighbors to the north could help alleviate gas prices. she helped teach generations of children through the years. jan berenstain has died. she was 88 years old. the droid razr by motorola, now with amazing tools like the hd station. share your pictures, stream hd videos and movies. all on your tv. or connect your 4g lte droid razr
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they didn't move that much yesterday. why? >> we've got a problem with dow 13,000, a very key number and gas prices at $3.72 on average nationwide. they are both big numbers and they work against each oo. if americans are shelling out so much money for gasoline, that hits confidence and therefore you might not close above that key psychological 13,000 thresh threshold. the dow is down by about a point and a half yesterday. the nasdaq and s&p 500 gained about two points each for some perspective. that is the best level for the broader market since june of 2008. we are doing well but we're just not rallying lately. jeff a been talking about the gas prices. tell me how this controversial keystone oil pipeline could have an impact on the gas prices. >> the keystone oil pipeline would be built by a canadian company called trans-canada and would bring oil all the way from the alberta tar sands down to the gulf of mexico. it would be in two parts. first part needs the white
house's approval. it does not have that. but the second part, because it doesn't cross the border with canada is perfectly okay and therefore trans-canada will start building this pipeline bringing oil from oklahoma to the gulf of mexico, bringing more oil to the market and that eventually should, pending no flare-up in the mideast, bring down the price that you pay at the gas pump. >> that is a big if at this point, i'm sure. but anything that will get the gas prices down is probably a good thing. >> yep, indeed, is especially since it is an elect year and you never want to egas prices flirting with $4 when you have an election. >> all right. always good to see you. thank you for joining us this morning. >> see you tomorrow. coming up next, things can get pretty catty when it comes to political campaigns. one candidate in the virginia senate race won't take that as an insult because he is a cat. we'll have more on that coming up next. up next. first, metro is talking about another fare hike whether you ride the bus or take the
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i don't know that song. you can almost smell the syrup and hear the sizzle of the griddle now. it is national pancake day and to celebrate, ihop is giving with a free short stack pancakes today. in return, customers are asked to donate to children's miracle network or other local charities here in d.c. the event will raise money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. it is a very good cause. very good pancakes. >> if i don't make it there, i'm still going to go home and at least make the pancakes because that is all we've been talking about. >> we'll have some breakfast today. >> i can't wait. i'm ready. >> wear always starving this
time morning. >> -- we're always starving this time of the morning. >> it is good eating weather. it is important to have cool temperatures for good eating. >> is it cool enough. >> yeah, it's cool enough. a few clouds out there to start your day. we have a weak cold front coming through and our winds have shifted out of the north. temperature will be a little cooler. we should still see bright sunshine and it should be a dry tuesday. temperature at reagan national, 41 degrees. 38 at dulles. 39 at bwi marshall. yesterday, our high temperature were in the 60s. it will be cooler than that today. about 10 degrees cooler. probably need a jacket this afternoon. should be a very pleasant day and for the end of february, not bad at all. coming up in a couple of minutes, great ask the weather guy question about dogs and their shedding. >> oh, yes. that is going to start early too if this keeps up. >> i think in a few minutes,
i'll talk about training for my first marathon. >> can't wait. >> that will be good stuff right there. >> i don't know not sure if i'm going to make it. >> are you wearing the shorty shorts and the high socks with the rings around them. >> i haven't bought my outfit yet. >> can't wait. julie wright, can you imagine. tucker barnes in the short shorts. >> the fact that he just called it an outfit, i'm trying not for imagine. please don't be one of those guys that runs in compression shorts only. >> the ladies love it. i see the way they stop as i'm running by. >> i had like some psychedelic pants and i love running. it's good sport, a lot of fun. you get out there and have a good time. good luck, tucker barnes. you can do it. >> i need advice. i don't know what i'm doing. >> not just compression shorts. wear something over that. outer loop. beltway here at colesville road, traffic definitely below speed as you work your way west
of new hampshire avenue headed in towards silver spring. the lanes are open. no problems to report right now southbound along 270 coming in out of germantown headed out towards the lane divide. if you are making your trip along 66, we have delays leaving fair oaks headed inbound towards 123 and brief delays at the beltway. northbound i-95 at dale city down to 45 miles per hour. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we continue to follow a developing story. a deadly school shooting in ohio. the suspected gunman attends a nearby school for at-risk students. >> the family identified him as t. j. lane. their lawyer described him as fairly quiet and good kid with pretty impressive grades. witnesses say the shooter and to target some students sitting together in the school cafeteria. a 16-year-old boy was killed why trying to duck under the table. four others were wounded. or two in critical condition. police arrested lane outside
the school a short time later. today's classes have been canceledded and grief counselors will object hand. >> welcome to stay home and spend some time renexting on family. i hope every parent, if you haven't hugged our kissed your kid in the last couple days, take that time. >> now, some of the students say lane was an outcast and had been bullied but there are other students who dispute that claim. two families whose daughters were killed in the 2007 virginia tech shooting are moving forward with their wrongful death lawsuit against the commonwealth. talks between the state and the two families did not lead to a settlement. the trial is set to start march 5th. metro is trying to close a major budget shortfall and that translates into fair hikes. >> earned a new proposal from the general manager, some of the hardest hit riders would have to shell out $6 a trip. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at dupont circle with more
details on this. good morning. >> good morning. metro's proposed budget is called rebuilding the future. the board wants to increase revenue by $116 million to put into that new future. much of that money coming from fare increases. metro fares may go up by about 5%. base fares for metrorail starting at $2.10. bus fares and metro access fares would go up as well. metro as a the money is needed to improve escalators, make safety upgrades, start up the silver line operations and hire more police officers. in a public hearing last night, a montgomery county councilman pointed out that i higher pension costs are a large portion of the proposed fare increases. >> pension costs are growing rapidly. the document that i saw on the web page indicated that pension costs would go up nearly $60 million in this year consuming
90% of the fare increase of $66 million. so it is critical for metro to get a hand olympic its pension costs. >> reporter: and also, it is important to note that not every rider's fare will increase. new fare structure will get rid of the peak of the peak surcharge imposed in august 2010. that means rider who are taking metro during those hours between 7:30 and #:00 in the morning and 4 long 30 and 6:00 in the even, those rider may see their cost go down or stay the same. back to you. >> thank you. a d.c. council committee held a hearing about how harry thomas,. >> are junior stole hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for d.c. youth organizations. the children and youth investment trust corporation issued checks to langston 21 without proper documentation. langston 21 was funneling that money to harry thomas. turns out it is the policy to
advance 25% of the grants. jim graham said there is evidence that staff members with the children's trust were not asking the right questions. a national guard soldier and father from maryland was killed in afghanistan on saturday. major robert marcanti from baltimore was shot during an attack on the afghan interior ministry. it is one of several stemming from several anti-american protests in afghanistan over the burning of those korans. the baltimore sun reports he was a long-time physical education teacher in baltimore county schools. he leaves behind a wife and four children. he was 48 years old. it is decision day for republicans in michigan and arizona. republican presidential candidate mitt romney is neck and neck with rick santorum with polls heading into today's crucial primaries. if santorum wins in michigan,
it could drastically change the race for the republican nomination. in virginia, one write-in candidate is out there this time around. >> reporter: the purr-fect candidate can be tough to found, one with just the right ideas ark proper wardrobe, a candidate who cannot be bought. >> you think he is fairly easily bribeed? >> he might be but it would have to be food. >> reporter: hank asinine-year- old maine couldn't running for the u.s. senate in virginia. he has signs and stickers that will make you an f. on h or friend of hank. he loves facebook and really all social media. >> cats are really normally adept at tweeting because birds and everything like that, they know how to handled that sort of thing. >> reporter: his campaign headquarters is the family town house in virginia.
it's house full of obama supports are. >> i would read left leaning political books at night and in the morning, he would tear up the political books, just the political books to get my attention. >> reporter: matthew o'leary said that is what they knew he had a conservative on their hands. he is running as an independent though. he wants to snap to it and start creating jobs. >> thank you. >> he is tired of politicians who always have their claws out. now, hank is running against george allen and tim kaine, two rhett ran politicians. some being the fact that's an outside the beltway cat could be an advantage. >> hank did live a good part of his life in inside the beltway but now we live just west of it. >> reporter: hank ran for virginia state senate a while back and got nine write-in votes. >> he is about five week old when we got him. he was rescued from a kill shelter that was going to put him down i don't he has been a
doe lightful pet just a few flaws. not the best manners. a little lazy and -- >> he can be scared of things that normally doesn't scare anyone. sometimes, you know, if lase grocery bag or something, he'll freak out about it and attack t so he can be a little bit on edge sometimes. >> reporter: but it is nothing a nice nose rub won't cure. >> so cute. the money donated on hanks web site goes to animal rescue groups. to find out more, go to myfoxdc.com and look under web links. i don't think my cat would have sat for that. >> probably not. >> maybe he has what it takes. >> maybe so. making health headline this morning. another girl control recall. we've got the details on that one coming up. first arc late night on the racetrack in daytona. we've got a wrap of what turns out to be a very exciting night when fox 5 morning news continues.
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the daytona 500 finally went off after a day and a half of delay. lap number two, jimmy johnson gets nudged by elliot sadler and sets off a multicar accident. and then juan pablo montoya losses control during a caution and slams into i safety truck that holds jet kerosene. that caused a two-hour delight. matt kenseth held off dale earnhardt, jr. to take the checkered flag for his second daytona win. >> tucker barnes is training for a marathon. >> kind of. >> he is here with a few helpful hints. >> you've got some tips for us. >> here is the deal. i have no previous running experience. i have avenue lived here most of my life. i have never run in the marine corps marathon. i have no previous running experience. i mean i've played basketball
and soccer when i was a kid and done some running associated with that but no official training here. so around new year's, i go to the gym every day and basically doing the flexing thing in front. the mirror and feeling pretty good about myself. >> got your shirt sleep rolled up and doing one of these. >> extra small, yeah. >> make your muscles look bigger. >> wisdom knows what i'm talking about. somebody challenged me and i made the mistake of saying oh, yeah, i can run a marathon. the truth is i can't run a marathon. i never have before. i agreed that i would run in what is call rock and roll marathon in march. after my first run, i realized i was going to runt half marathon -- to run the half marathon which about is 13 miles. i've got a trainer working with me. i think we'll talk about things can you do to get in good
shape. you don't have to run a marathon. here is one of our first go- rounds with this. take it away. >> she's run five. of a run zero. that gives you a sense of wrier we a headed. you got any tips for people getting out athere and running for the first time. just want to get out in the smis spring weather and get moving. >> the best tip is to go outside and put some good tennis shoes on and to start walking and jogging and before you know it, you're running. to find yourself a nice big goal always helps. we found you a nice half marathon to run. >> and a running partner. >> a great play list always helps. >> can you put that on when you don't want to listen to your running partner yell at you anymore about running. you are atelling me these aren't working. these are my shoes. i'm going to be honest with you. i have no previous running experience so i just pull these
out of the closet when i started training. >> i can't force you to go to a store and buy a new pair of shoes. you want comfortable shoes made for your foot. is there any brand. >> it doesn't have to be spanking new. nothing that squeaks when you run. >> we ran earlier. halfway through run, i got treated to this. this is what i got for my run. that is apparently going to give me enough energy to get back. what is the deal with this? do you have to power up on these longer republicans? >> yes. we do for the have any gel packs or gatorrade or anything with us. we are going if a seven-mile run. >> i brought us some treats knowing that we need burst of sugar. >> you should have heard the yell she let go when she put this thing down. i need about a hundred of these. today, we'll run a couple miles
and get up to the 13 miles by march 17th. you are saying in about a month, we'll be in good enough shape to be able to make this race. >> it will be awesome. >> you ready to do it. >> got her little fancy clock here. >> let's go. >> how much longer? >> we just started. >> are we almost done. >> it is going to be a long run. >> there you go. >> i already know you need to throw those shoes away. >> did you get the shoes? >> not yet. >> of a been running 10 miles in those things. >> apparently if i can run 10, i can then run 13. i'll be honest with you, it has not always been pleasant running three or four miles in a day. >> i passed you one day. >> you saw tears month my eyes, didn't you. >> you were waving me down to stop. maybe that was it. >> you kept going? >> yeah, i did.
>> so far, it has been a great experience. i encourage everybody to get out with the spring weather and get moving. if i can do it, everybody else can do it. i have no previous experience. >> you are dedicated because after work, you are in here with your gear on and after you've been up pretty much all night. >> what i try to do is complain for hours before hand on to make sure everybody has to live my pain with me. >> we'll check in with her in a couple of weeks and we have other people that have run marathons. we'll meet a woman who has run 52 marathons in 52 years. >> interesting. >> the forecast looks fine. we'll be dealing with more sunshine, a little cooler than yesterday as our winds have shifted. before a weak cold front coming through overnight. 41 in washington. 36 in gaithersburg. a little cooler here off to the north and west where temperatures have fallen below
freezing. hagerstown, 29 degrees. 46 currently in quantico. looking at the satellite-radar, another nice one. weak cold front coming through. you can't even see it on our satellite-radar. trust me, it moved through during the overnight hours as our winds have shifted. that is our next weather maker in the form of rain showers. we'll drag an area of low pressure up into the great lakes as we get into the daytime hours tomorrow. so plenty of sunshine today. nice-hooking afternoon. we'll cloud up late this afternoon. it will be a cloudery one later tonight and we'll watch the area of low pressure approach from the west. that will bring us rain showers by late tomorrow morning. could be a few showers around for the morning commute tomorrow. binge by tomorrow afternoon, we'll have pretty steady rain showers moving through along with cool temperatures. we'll start to quiet things down for the day on thursday. the day of rain this week, rain showers during the day on wednesday. lots of sunshine expected. as we get into the day on wednesday, 48. that does it for weather.
getting a lot of ask today. now, it is time to ask the weather guys. that is the segment where tony perkins and i put our fabulously large heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather-related or otherwise. today's question comes from mary ellen deleo. >> that is good enough. >> i think that works. >> she writes, you know that plants can be fooled into blooming early because of a mild winter and sure enough, they have this year. crocuses typically come up in late february but daffodils are running early, right, wisdom? i don't that's exactly right. that is what happens at my house. can animals be fooled by the weather as well? my dog has been shedding like crazy and seems to have lost her winter coat early. >> i guess it is possible. i haven't noticed that my cats are shedding any more than usual. >> any animals? >> not anymore. when i was younger back when i
lived in the country, i had animals. i didn't notice it either because we were in a fairly warm area. >> i have adopt a dog and he has been shedding like crazy the past couple of week. and just doing some research to. just fascinating stuff. dogs have -- and i don't know as much about cats. i think it is the same principle that holds threw. they have two different layers of coats and sure enough, they do shed two times a year. once they shed in the late winter, early spring and then they shed again in the fall when they are getting their winter coat. this is called blowing coat and it is very, very sensitive to temperatures. so with the warm temperatures we've had around here all winter long, dogs are generally losing their coats early this year as they get ready for the spring and summer months. the warmer temperatures are following your dog's coat into shedding early. let me say, with that being said, that all dogs are
different. there are different types of breeds and some dogs shed mother or -- more or less depending on what kind of dog it is. but generally speaking, the dogs will shed earlier if the weather gets warmer earlier. it is not your imagination if you've been vacuuming your house 17 times a day that all this warm weather is playing havoc on their coat. >> sorry. i'm about ready to sneeze. >> i'll say bless you to sarah in advance. i did not know this. >> the question is all about dogs and coats but we're looking at flowers. >> i didn't know that about the dog. >> so good stuff. just trying to get some more highlights. not all the coat types are affected the same way. some of the smaller dogs like shih- tzus old on though their coat a little longer -- hold on
to their coat a little longer. it gets cold in the fall early are, they will start to grow the winter coat earlier. >> i hope they don't get too confused. >> that is the next qe. what happens if it goes back to cold. >> if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and we'll try to answer your question. >> i didn't do a proper submission. >> julie wright how is it going on the roads? >> it is busy right now. southbound along 270, it is congested coming in out of gaithersburg. you will fine all of your lanes are open. traveling northbound 395, you have a slow go here leaving duke street headed out to seminary road. accident activity eastbound on the freeway at sixth and seventh streets has cleared over to the shoulder. notice the delay coming inbound at westmoreland, accident activity cleared.
here we are down at 25 miles per hour. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. an important health alert for you this morning. glen mark generics is recalling seven lots of birth control pills. these pills were packaged backwards so women may take the wrong pills on the wrong day. they are labeled. we have more information on those on myfoxdc.com in case you didn't recognize that. coming up ahead this morning, free pancakes. need we say more. >> no. >> national pancake day and if you head to ihop today, can you help a good cause too. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. i can't stand these spots.
they want to know more about how they were raised, what they were fed. we spend a lot of time on the feed because a chicken is what it eats. [ jim ] this seal verifies we feed my fresh all-natural chickens an all-vegetarian diet including corn, soybeans, and marigolds. we actually ask the usda to come check us. we have never fed steroids or hormones and never will. no blood meal, no meat and bone meal. yuck. no animal by means when you put my chicken on the table, you know where it came from.
to be the district's first ihop they are gearing up for a busy day as they celebrate national pancake day it is a campaign that started in 2006 ihop has been able to raise over $8 million to support charities you can stop by and enjoy a free short stack of butter milk pancakehelp local charities we will tell you how later this morning and talk to the folks and leukemia and -- at leukemia and lymphoma society. ihop will show us how to make perfectly round delicious pancakes it should be a fun filled morning. >> i can hear wisdom's stomach growling. >> annie don't come back without any pancakes that is all i am saying or we are going to have a problem. >> reporter: you are always asking me to bring back stuff for you. >> you are always at the food places. >> reporter: how about this,
you go visit ihop. >> i am not standing in line and you are already there. goodbye annie. goodbye. >> thank you. we want to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day will is getting married in a month he and his fiance are loyal fans they watch the show every morning starting at 4:30 a.m., congratulations thanks for being our fan of the day if you would like to be tomorrow's fan search fox 5 morning newpost a comment under will's photo. >> all right. that is it for us time to send it over to tony and allison good morning. >> good morning. thank you very much. >> i want some pancakes. >> i want that gig come on. >> i don't want to ask her though. >> coming up fox 5 morning news a crucial task for the republican presidential candidates, as mitt romney fights to avoid a home state embarrassment, polls show