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in ohio. the suspect confesses he chose his victims at random. taking a live look outside on this wednesday. february29th, leap day here in 2012. temperatures are around the 40- degree mark. we'll see how nice today can end up. it is wednesday, february 29th again, leap day. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> lets get a check on the leap day forecast. >> we have some rathe way. i want to kick off the forecast by showing you the ht radar because, not here in washington, but out to the west, we have reports of tornadoes on the ground and a very rapidly changing forecast. the reports of the possibility of injuries and a lot of damage in joplin, missouri and you can
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see the line of thunderstorms. that is associated with a cold front. we have the possibility of some thunderstorms as well. this particular band of thunderstorm activity already has a history of producing severe weather. i think we have some photos from kansas if we can show those of some dang and maybe one of the tornadoes that developed late last evening. so again, we have to watch this line because it continues to produce severe weather even at this hour which is very unusual. we'll see when we get daylight exactly how much damage it's done. our weather forecast looking rainy. we'll have rain showers move in by 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this morning. you can see the cold front out towards st. louis. we'll get a bit of a break and we'll have to deal with the frontal system moving in here tonight. that could give us another round of showers and maybe some
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thunderstorms. bring along the rain jacket that has a little bit of insulation. i think it will feel chilly out there for you. bring an umbrella because we'll have rain around here during the day. clearly, we are not moving much up in the temperature department from here. >> you got it. >> thank you. time now to check in with julie wright to see what is happening on the roads. busy morning out on 450. >> it is. 450 is a very tricky commute. it will be like that for a while. a very large sinkhole has closed a portion of westbound 450 before you reach route one. our very own jason smith live out here bringing you these pictures. the roadway remains closed. in the distance in the back there, you can see that large sinkhole. i know it is dark but they do have some lights out there. that is possibly the result of a water main break we had in this area a few weeks ago. eastbound, the lanes are open. authorities tell me they will come back after 9:00 to start making the repairs westbound
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along 450. taking it back inside, we'll update the ride here. northbound 395 had the stalled car tying up the left side of the road and another helper possibly on the seen with them. most of the activity now on the shoulder but expect delays headed northbound as you leave seminary road headed up to king street. earlier, we had police activity tying up the right lane outbound at new jersey. that activity has cleared. south on 270, already below speed at 43 miles per hour. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. to politics now. mitt romney was the big winner in last night's primaries. >> he barely edged out rick santorum in michigan. results show he won 41% of the vote with santorum taking 38. in arizona, romney easily beat santorum 47 to 27%. the two-man race kept both candidates out chasing votes
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until the last minute. >> in this room are the people who knocked on the doors and made the calls and went to the poll and it made an enormous difference. he didn't win by a lot but we won by enough. that is all that counts. >> the people of michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates and all i have to say is i love you back. thank you. >> the state of washington holds a caucus on saturday. then it is onto the 10 states holding contests next tuesday. a new report from the pentagon shining light on the mishandling of remains at dover air force base. they came from 9-11 attacks on the pentagon and the plane that crashed into shanksville, pennsylvania. the outside study found portions of the unidentified remains were mixed with medical waste, incinerated, turned over to a medical waste contractor and left in a landfill. people we talked with are
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outraged. >> to hear that bodies were dumped in a landfill, that is emotional by l.i.e. disturbing. >> that is not okay. that is really not okay. >> why weren't relatives notified about this. we know that 9-11 remains are being placed aside until technology catches up to be able to identify that. officials are expected to look further into this report. virginia's senate pass a controversial abortion bill. the measure requires women to have an external ultrasound before having an abortion. it is a new version of a previous bill that would have required an invasive transvaginal ultrasound. the bill will now go back to the house before it heads to governor bob mcdonnell's desk. a handgun law in virginia for nearly 20 years as been repealed. governor bob mcdonnell signed a bill yesterday signing that
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law. it limited individual handgun purchases to one every 30 days. the law passed in 1993 to crack down on virginia's reputation as being a haven for gun runners. governor mcdrop el repealed the law even after meeting with families of the victims of the 2007 virginia tech hoot shootings. they had hoped to convince the governor to veto that repeal. >> i don't want what 50 other virginia families experienced that day to happen to anybody else. this law needs to stay in place. it's shame that governor mcdonnell chose to write it away. >> colin goddard survived the virginia tech shootings. he now works with the brady center to prevent gun violence ad indicating for gun control legislation nationwide. we are learning more about the suspect in monday's deadly shooting rampage at an ohio school. 17-year-old t. j. lane and in juvenile court yesterday where prosecutors said he confessed to opening fire in the school's cafeteria. lane says he did not know his victims but chose them
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randomly. prosecution is expected to ask that he be tried as an adult. three students were killed in that shooting. two others were hurt. still ahead, she was pulled over for going more than 100 miles per hour down the beltway but only got a warning. more on the controversy surrounding a prince george's county council woman coming up. a milestone on the market. the dow closes above 13,000 for the first time in nearly four years. we'll have an update on that coming up in our business beat. stay with us. 
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the united nations now estimates more than 7500 people have been killed in syria since anti-government protests began last year. but activists say it is actually much higher. meanwhile, tunisia is offer ago sile up to the syrian leader as part of a negotiated solution to the conflict. the polarized state of
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washington is even frustrating names who have been in the game for decades. olympia snow says she will not run for re-election. she has served in congress for 33 years. in a statement think she said she was tired of quote, my way or the highway ideology. now to excitement on wall street as the dow closes above the 13,000 mark. it is the first time that has happened that the markets reached the benchmark since may 2008. helping to fuel the surge yesterday, a report stating consumer confidence jumped in february to its highest level in a year. bridge county councilmember making headlines this morning. >> she was clocked going more than 100 miles per hour down the beltway in a county-issued vehicle but she only got a warning for this. we'll have more on her response. a little rain is heading our way later this morning. we'll check in with tucker barnes for your full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues.  [ male announcer ] with citibank, it's easy
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parts of kansas are under a state of emergency after a storm overnight. the governor of the cans caps says one person has been critically hurt, a number of homes and a church were damaged by high wind and hail the size of golf balls. missouri was also hit hard including branson, missouri. it is kind of early spring everywhere right now it seems like. i guess this is -- >> this is the time of year where we start to transition into severe weather season and sure enough, overnight, branson, missouri, widespread reports of a lot of damage. 11 prpts of tornadoes since late yesterday afternoon and evening. and we still have tornado warnings as we speak. there is possible tornadoes on the ground in portions of arkansas and missouri. so we are not done with it yet.
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i want to start with hd radar. this is associate wade cold front working through here late this afternoon and tonight. we are not expecting this kind of severe weather but we could have thunderstorms here in washington as we get into the evening hours. there is your severe line of thunderstorms. and the red you see is tornado warnings just west of paducah and underneath the bug there into eastern portions of arkansas where they've had reports of tornadoes through the overnight hours. so all of this is pushing off to the east very rapidly. i want you to notice that line there of severe weather because you are going to see it here on the next satellite-radar. this is all associated with the cold front which is working east as we speak and has a history of creating tornadoes as it did during the evening hours yesterday in kansas working east. let's push o i want to he show you the satellite-radar. you can see that area of severe weather. there it is back west of the rain that is moving in to the washington area this morning. this is a warm front that is rolling through. we'll get in here if you want
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to time rain. i think it will be in here by 8:00, 9:00 this morning. we'll be in for widespread rain at left for the first part of the day with a warm front. maybe some thunderstorms as well will kick up. we do have some thunderstorms that are being generate out into west virginia and ohio at the moment. this will lift off to the north and east and that cold front will roll through here later this evening. 40. wear cool out there. bring along a jacket. 41 for you in leonardtown. 44 in annapolis. our high temperatures today will only be in the upper 40s. remember yesterday, we were in the 50s and the day before that in the 60s. noticeably cooler than what we've had the last couple of afternoon ways lot of clouds and rain showers here sort of on and off through outthe day. there we are at 10:00 indicating moderate rain falling throughout the region. the warm front lifting off to the north and east. some leftover showers. we'll got a break by hid to late afternoon. then the cold front arrives as we get into the evening hours before we get it all out of
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here and bring back sunshine for the day tomorrow. sort of an action packed weather day shaping up across the washington area. could be some thunderstorms here as well. we're not expecting severe weather but we have to look out for the potential for veer thunderstorms. early showers remaining cloudy overnight. 47 your overnight low. there are your winds south and west at five to 10. it will be out of here tomorrow and we are kicking off march in a lamb-like fashion. 66 with sunshine and maybe some showers late friday, early saturday. we'll get that out of here as well. weekend generally looking good with highs in the 60s. hard to believe it is early march. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic. julie wright has your latest this morning. >> let's start off talking about this large sink hole westbound around 450 as you work your way ore are towards route one. jace son smith out the us the bird's eye view if you will. authorities will come back after 9:00 to start making the repairs. but you will be diverted off at route one eastbound this morning. if you are traveling in on 66,
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this is the slow spot coming in out of centreville. heavy volume right now 28 to 29. more slow traffic starting to build in vienna. no trouble spots to report if you are continuing north. this is 359 approach is king street. -- this is 395 approaching king street. southbound 270 starting to seat brake lights pop up here approaching route 80 in urban a now down to 39 miles per hour. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >> thank you. 105 miles per hour. that is howfest a prince george's county council woman was driving on the beltway and she walked way with only a warning. council woman karen toles was pulled over and ticketed for making an unsieve lane change while driving a county issued vehicle. at the time, law enforcement sources say she was also driving 105 miles per hour in a
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55 zone. but all toles got was a written warning for excessive speed. she did issue a written statement about this saying she considers moving violations serious matters and regrets the incident. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york to talk more about that market milestone, the dow closing above 13,000 for the first time in nearly four years. as we go to break, we have been talking about leap year today but there is another big event just around the corner that also hasn't happened in four years. the count downto the 2012 olympics is on. i just love the music. it gets you all ready for it. >> ready for all those weird sports. >> rings made their way down the river in london. the event marked 150 days until the opening ceremony. can't wait. back in a moment. ñ oh dear...
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a market milestone but does it really mean anything? how much clean did you get last night? apparently, it may depend on what you do for a living. isn't that the truth. lauren simonetti live in new york with this morning's business beat. good morning. >> good morning. >> the market reached a big mark for the first time in several years. what is driving this? i'll take it though. >> johnson & johnson, the dow component, the drug make arer was behind many. gains yesterday but finally we flirted and we flirt and we did it, 13,005. we sealed our date with the dow industrials. it doesn't mean anything but it makes us feel good. the nasdaq higher by 21 points right near the 3,000 level. that is key also because apple is one of just sick companies in the world to hit the $500 million mark. some of us are still a little sleepy apparently. atlantis a list out of who has the most sleep deprived jobed
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and we didn't make it. >> we didn't make it. and you and i or someone has to call the mattress company who put out this study and tell them to redo it. number one on the list ways home health aide. number would was a lawyer, a policeman, doctors and economists round out the top five. i looked through the full list. i didn't see reporters, produce are are journalists on there. >> those folk are deserving of it. >> i don't want my doctor to be tired. that is a good point. >> true. we'll talk to you tomorrow. thank you so much. >> okay. still ahead, a new report setting off outrage among lawmakers and more heartache for families of 9-11 victims. what may have happened to some of the remains of their loved ones. two more match-ups in the race for the republican presidential nomination as all the candidates keep their eyes on super tuesday. we'll take a look at the results from the latest round of primaries on the other side of the break.  people! look at you!
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we have breaking news to talk b parts of caps cans arerd a state of emergency after some severe weather rolled through there overnight. an apparent tornado hit harveyville. that is about 45 minutes outside of topeka. the governor of kansas says one person has been critically hurt. a number of homes there and a church were all damaged by high wind and hail the size of golf balls. missouri also hit hard including branson. we have one report of one person killed, 13 injured by a possible tornado in missouri. so this is not just kansas we are talking about. also missouri getting hit hard. we are hearing reports of possible tornadoes in arkansas. this is a pretty long stretch. we still have tornado warnings as we speak. we have reports of 11 tornadoes last night. the area of severe weather continues to push east. >> some theaters in branson
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were damaged as well. >> we are hearing reports of that. we have to wait until daylight to see the damage. around here, we'll be dealing with that frontal system. i don't think we'll get severe weather but you get the idea it will be one of those topsy- turvy days with rain and the possibility of some thunderstorms. ride history of thunderstorms with this particular system as it has both a warm front and cold front associated with t40 degrees, we are chilly out there. 79% humidity. winds south and east at six. we'll have some gusty winds. our rain showers moving in. you can see them just off to the north and west. i think generally by 8:00, 9:00, we'll see rain showers overspread the area. we'll have a good batch of rain move through mid- to late morning. the rain will be moderate at time and than a bit of a break before the frontal system associated with the severe thunderstorms gets in here late tonight. we do have the possibility of some thunderstorms as this
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atmosphere is rocking and rolling a little bit here today. 49 your daytime high and rain showers on and off throughout the day. might be a peek of sunshine and might be a thunderstorm as well. >> let's get a check on traffic now with julie wright. >> still dealing with this huge sinkhole tying up westbound 450 for folks traveling in towards peacecroft. westbound 450 blocked before you reach route one. going to be like that for the next couple of hours. there is that sinkhole. we think it occurred as the raiflt water main break that occurred a couple weeks ago. -- we think it occurred as the result of a water main break that occurred a couple week ago. this is northbound 395 working your way past duke street headed up towards king. accident activity now moved over to the shoulder so our lanes are open once again. you will find if you are traveling along 66 this morning coming in from centreville. definitely a slow go right now
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as you travel from 2 headed in towards 7100 and more tea lays leaving fair -- delays leaving fair oaks. we have problems now for our friend traveling in towards waldorf. accident activity at 305 at cedarville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. >> thank you. we have some new information this morning about the final resting place of some 9-11 victims. >> i anew report finds that the u.s. military disposed of unidentified remains in a landfill. fox 5's melanie alnwick live near the pentagon with more on the study. >> reporter: good morning. you know, there was a report released yesterday that had been a long time coming. they were hooking into a.m. gages that had been going on since 2009 about improper disposal of the remains of war dead from iraq and afghanistan. and this report released yesterday was looking into what
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can we do, what are the finding afterwards. there was a 86-opinion report and buried on page 67 was the acknowledgement of when they called the group f remains which is what they said were from the tax on the pentagon. family members hearing this expressed surprise and confusion. they say in the past, the pentagon has always handled burial of remains and partial remains with utmost respect. they are called unidentifiable fragmented remains. it is believed that they are from victims of the 9-11 attacks from the pentagon and possibly from shanksville, pennsylvania as well. the report says they were incinerated, given to a contractor as biomedical waste and disposed of in a virginia landfill. that has been the professor that was going on. the pent phone has been investigating those problems with the dover air force base mortuary after it learned about the mishandling of those
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remains from iraq and afghanistan. the pentagon review last november found, quote gross mismanagement at dover air force base. >> executive agency was not strongly exercised by the army. the chain of command and command oversight was not properly conducted. technical oversight was almost nonexistent. rules, regulation, et cetera were not properly understood. >> reporter: and the report did go on to say that things at dover have goten better and management and operations have greatly improved there. still, member of congress are calling for another investigation. they want to know why the familiar lifts 9-11 victims in this case were not notified -- families of the 9-11 victims in this case were not notified. >> thank you. to politic now. two wins for mitt romney in the republican primaries. >> the former governor of massachusetts scored a hard-won
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win in arizona and in his home state of michigan. romney won 41% to santorum's 38% in michigan. in arizona, romney beat santorum 47 to 27%. all the candidates spoke after last night's results. take a listen. >> i know that we consider you all family. thank you so much for your help. >> the people of michigan looked into the hearts of the candidates and all i have to say is i love you back. >> the challenge for us is to present a clear and compelling alternative. >> he they keep asking about winning particular states in this campaign. guess what in we are still winning a lot of delegates and that what is counts. >> after washington state's caucus on saturday, it is then on to super tuesday next week.
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virginia passes a controversial abortion bill t requires women to have have an external ultrasound before having an abortion. a handgun law on the books in virginia for nearly 20 years has been repealedded. governor bob mcdonnell signed a bill yesterday ending that law. it limited individual handgun purchases to one every 30 days though rifles and shotguns were exempt from it. governor mcdonnell repealed the law even after meeting with families of victims of the 2007 virginia tech shooting. they had hoped to try to convince the governor to veto that repeal. >> i don't want what i experienced and what my family experienced to happen to anybody else no matter how it happens. so this law needs to stay in place and it is a shame that governor mcdonnell chose to
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write it away. >> colin goddard virginia tech shootings. he works now with the brady center to prevent gun violence ad indicating for gun control legislation nationwide. we are learning more about the troubled past of the accused ohio high school shooter. in court yesterday, prosecutors said lane admitted to opening fire in the high school cafeteria but said he did not know the victims. pa irntly, lane's father also has an extensive court record including the charge of attempted murder. the prosecution is set on trying the 17-year-old as an adult. three students were killed and two others were hurt in that shooting. -- apparently, lane's father also has an extensive court record. an update on a house fire that injured seven firefighters. the prince george's county fire chief is holing a news conference today to announce what sparked that fire and give an update on the two firefighters who were still in the hospital. still ahead, why the fda is
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citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. welcome back. we have some special birthday shout high pressure outs today for folks who don't get to celebrate their true birthdays as often. we are talking about the leap day babies and we are asking to hear about them on the facebook fan page. birthday greetings now go you out to the to sharon tolleson, le jean johnson and louise zionet. >> fin with a birthday can score a dozen cupcakes for free. >> this is a lot. >> is that the offer coming from sprinkles cupcakes on m street in georgetown. all you need to do is show a
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valid i. d. and your leap day birthday is on. the treat will be all yours. you might call this story payback. what i 26-year-old marine stationed in maryland ran across some good luck. bath parker has the story. -- beth parker has the story. >> reporter: not bad to be marching in corporal alex degenhardt's unit. he and his unit were dropped off if i abit of r & r in las vegas. >> they said you guys have 12 hours in las vegas. make sure you're not late for the bus. >> reporter: he was not late for the bus but a lot of people would have been after his experience playing slots. >> spin the wheel, waiting, waiting and i'm like come o come on. then stops right there on the dollar sign.
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dude, what does that mean? oh, my god, you won! >> reporter: he won $2.8 million. >> my mine was blown. he's marine with the chemical biological incident response force at indian head, maryland. >> we are the ones that go in there and clean up the mess and save the people. >> reporter: it is team that cleaned up anthrax on capitol hill. >> i'm single. live on base in a tiny room by myself. >> you think this will get you some dates. >> i hope not. i don't want someone to like me for my money. i want to invest it. this is something i want to last for the rest of my life. >> reporter: he hasn't spent any of the money yet. >> my car has 250,000 miles on it and i don't think it will pass inspection. >> other than a new station wagon, alexdidn't think his life will change all that much. he loves shopping at thrift stores including this one just off base. >> my favorite because i get sweaters for like $3 instead of $30. >> reporter: he is taking a little ribbing from his buddies. he wonders if this win is
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karma. he agreed to be a bone marrow donor recently and they've fund a stranger with leukemia who is a match. >> they told me it will be a painful process. are you sure you want to go through with it. you will be in the hospital if about a week. i'm like it is someone's life at risk here so why would i not go through a little bit of pain to save machine's life. >> especially whenen life has been pretty good to you. >> we are following this break i news. deadly storms slamming into midwest. aleast one person was killed near buffalo, missouri when a possible tornado hit a mobile home park. >> the same line of storms hit branson where several people were trapped inside their homes. an apparent tornado tore through downtown branson damaging the city's well known theaters there. parts of kansas are under a state of emergency. >> severe weather. we continue to have tornado warnings which is very unusual for this time day.
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we have to watch this line of thunderstorms as they push east. history of producing damaging wind and 11 tornadoes very reported since last evening. a little unusual for this time of year but we're getting into that spring season where we have to be concerned about. this let's start with our hd radar. i want to show you the line we're referring to and again, history of damaging winds. these particular storms are pushing east at about of 65 miles per hour. they are on the move. we have a tornado warning down here in the corner of missouri. earlier, we did have a tornado that was seen the ground about 15 minutes ago out in portions of arkansas. we'll see what happens. this hype will continue to press east and likely to still sort of stay intact here for the next such hours. it pushes east over the next couple of hours. this is a cold front that will be impacting the washington area as we get into the evening
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hours. there is that line of thunderstorms i just show you a close-up on our hd radar. up ahead, before a warm front. this will come in and start to bring us some rain showers. i think it will be in here by 8:00 this morning. we'll be in for a period of pretty good rains around here. we have to deal with the cold front later tonight. we could have another round of rain and maybe some thunderstorms late this afternoon and during the evening hours as this pushes through. we are not experiencing any rain but it is moving in from the north and west and will be here shortly. look at 10:00. futurecast is indicating moderate bands of rain particularly west of the city. we could get maybe 3/4 of an inch of rain. there is a lot of energy in the atmosphere. there is your cold front later tonight. bottom line, going to be one of those sort of up and down days. action-packed for a change with some weather to talk about as
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we get into the afternoon and evening. by 6:00 tomorrow, it is all out of here. we end february with a bang. showers and thunderstorms a strong possibility and here. we are not concerned with severe weather but we have the potential for a few thunderstorms. tomorrow looks fantastic. the weekend is not going to be a wash out. people are already asking about the weekend. early saturday, we could a few showers around and temperatures in the 60s. >> just got to get through today and it is looking pretty nice. >> all right. >> tony perkins is here. >> what is with the orange theme today? >> it is wednesday. it is now orange day. we have designated it orange day. >> you know why i'm here. it is time for ask the weather guys, the most popular segment in morning television. tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your
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most pressing questions, weather-related or otherwise. today's question comes from shannon thompson in frederick, maryland. it is an appropriate question for today. shannon writes, since leap year is every four years, what happens if you are born on that day? and we assume she means when do you celebrate your birthday and all that kind of thing. >> should we explain why leap year occurs first? >> sure. >> what happens is, of course, the earth goes around the sun. it take 365 days. it doesn't take exactly 365 days. it takes 365 and some change. so far every four years, we have to cash in on the change and that is why we have an extra day. >> here is my thing about leap year. as advances d as we've gotten as a civilization, it seems like we could come up with a better solution than adding an extra day every four years. it is a very inexact -- you know, i would think there would be -- this would be a huge problem to change of the
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electricity of a day or year but it seems to me there would be i abetter way to balance that out. maybe a day should be 24 hours and -- whatever. >> that would create such havoc. >> that is going to cause some problems. >> okay. so people who have this as a birthday, they only get to really celebrate their birthday. >> i think it should be a holiday. genal one every four years. it -- >> one every four years. it is different in different parts of the world. apparently, it is up to you if you are born on this day, how you celebrate it. some people celebrate their birthday on february 28th every year feeling that i'm not going to celebrate if march 1st because i wasn't born in march although technically, if it were any other year, you would have been in march. some people say i'll celebrate
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february 28th. other people say, well iment didn't exist on february 28th so i'll celebrate on march 1st when i was apply in my birth year. it varies for people. we tried to find out legally but we can't find that information. >> if you're born on a leap day if airborne today, let us know. does the government recognize your birthday being the 28th or march 1st. >> our facebook fan of the day is a leap baby. >> let us know how it affects your life. >> on your driver's license, do they assign you another day? let's talk about famous leap day babies. >> do you want me to start it?
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>> yeah. >> in recent times, toby robbins. >> motivated to be a leap day baby. badojr. >> and jarul. he is celebrating his birthday in jail. he is sairveg two-year sense no gun possession charges. >> way to take that down. bummer. -- he is serving a two-year sentence for gun possession charges. >> according to tmz, he released a new album yesterday. >> you can do your work from the jail cell apparently. >> there you go. >> not a good idea to make fun of a guy who is in jail for gun possession. >> can't get to us for a couple of years. >> hopefully, we can answer the
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question later. >> if you have a question that you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tap. you can also upload your video question. we may play it on air. >> let's get to julie wright with the latest on traffic. >> we'll start off with sky fox. as you work your way northbound along i-95 keeping a close eye on the slow traffic we find here. no incidents to report but definitely slow traffic along this stretch of the interstate as you work your way northbound. expect to find heavy volume out of woodbridge and passing lorton. we'll take it back inside and speaking of north of the beltway, we do have delays on 395 headed up towards king street with the accident activity cleared to the shoulder. this is a live shot of eastbound 66 flowing from before 50 headed in towards 123. we've also got some problems to report right now coming in out of waldorf.
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accident activity, northbound 301 and five here at cedarville. outer loop. beltway leaving college park, average speed down to 26 miles per hour headed west. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. now to a health alert for you. new safety warnings about the most widely prescribed group of cholesterol lowering medications. the fda says it is making labeling changs to some statins after some patients have complained of memory loss and elevated blood sugar. most the most popular statins, lipitor, crestor and zocor. cardiologys say the life saving benefits still drastically outweigh the risks. every wonder woman needs her open support team. >> and sins 1905, the ywca has been providing that support in the d.c. region from fitness to finding new friends. we'll show you what the organization has to offer when we come back. 
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good morning i am annie yu we are kicking off this wednesday morning live at the ywca national capital area, northwest dc this is an amazing place a wonderful resource for women it is the oldest and largest multicultural women's group in the world across the globe they have more than 25 million members this is an incredible resource they have amazing services when it comes to providing help, career services, health and wellness. they are kicking off this morning with boot camp they are about empowering women to live stronger lives. you don't want to go any where back to you in studio. >> thanks we want to say good morning to kevin our facebook
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fan of the day. today is his 8th birthday congratulations kevin happy birthday we want to know how your life is impacted by this whole thing. find us on facebook, searching fox 5 morning news post a comment under kevin's photo. >> he is so cute for an 8-year- old. that will do it for us. allison and tony. happy leap day. >> same to both of you. >> thank you so much. >> coming up fox 5 morning news wednesday morning breaking weather news as we prepare for a day of rain tornadoes are right now tearing through the nations heartland including a direct hit to an entertainment mecca. the very latest information straight ahead. >> results are in it was a good night for one republican presidential candidate. >> you know a week ago just a week ago the pun dents

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