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a surprise visit from president obama. >> his you be announced trip to afghanistan mark the one-year anniversary since the death of osama bin laden. the pretook time to thank the troops and outline what is ahead after combat forces leave. he is currenting to washington today. because of the anniversary, you may notice some stepped-up security at spots around town. >> republican frontrunner mitt romney will be in virginia for a campaign event today while
another name fillly drops out of the race. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. straight up 6:00 right now on this wednesday, may 2nd, 2012. we take a live look outside, you notice a little bit of a haze out there. it is a little humid as you start your day on this wednesday. good morning, etch i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. always interesting to see how fast that -- one minute it will be dark and we go to commercial and now the sun is starting to come up. >> i noticed that too. just 10 minutes ago, it was really dark. >> it happens like that. >> amazing. the rain showers and the thunderstorm are back particularly south of the city if you are working in from 95 south of the city, we have ahad some heavy rain in the last 15 minutes. southern maryland getting some thunderstorms. let's take a look. let's get right to it. we are dealing with this very warm and very humid air mass which continues to help produce a lot of these storms. there you go.
so generally cities south and east now, we are dealing with rain in spots. heavy rain and thunderstorms too. you can see those breaking out now. leonardtown getting a thunderstorm just north of leonardtown. here, we are getting folks into southern maryland get something very heavy rain now crossing 95. that storm is moving very briskly back towards la plata and waldorf and more rain showers out to the west. so bottom line, scattered showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. we'll get two rounds of it. one will be early this morning and we'll see if we don't get another round later this afternoon as we have a warm front kind of stuck across the mid-atlantic. as long as it is hanging out in the neighborhood, we've got a chance for more showers and thunderstorms. here is your forecast for today. if you like warm temperatures, you're going to love the afternoon forecast. 83 your daytime high. plenty of clouds around. there will be periods of sunshine as well. humid with some more scattered showers and thunderstorms later today as well. bring along an umbrella just in
case. >> we still need a little rain, is that right? >> still need a lot of rain. >> all right. we'll get there one day. let's check in with julie wright. >> good morning, guys. unfortunately, we've got a serious accident to report. fatal crash has occurred along the northbound stretch of 301 north of brandywine near dyson road. the northbound side has been closed down and will be for quite some time due to this ongoing investigation. southbound, the lanes here are open. other side of town, you will find two separate incidents, one eastbound along 66 here at 234 south now cleared over to the shoulder so our lanes are open. big delays coming in out of manassas. accident number two, occurred up near other fair oaks. that accident activity also cleared to the shoulder. heavy volume leaving 50 to 123 continuing close in at the beltway. accident activity that we had 108 at new hampshire avenue has been cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. violence breaks out in kabul, afghanistan just hours
after president obama's surprise visit to sign an agreement with afghanistan's president. now, seven people were killed. the taliban says it was in response to president obama's pact with president karzai. after meeting with karzai. the president said the troops' efforts have not been in vain. >> the sacrifices awful you have made, the sacrifices your families make -- all of you have made, the sacrifices your families make every single day are what make america free and what make america secure. >> the partnership agreement he signed with president karzai solid identifies the u.s. presence in afghanistan through 2024. the anniversary of the death of osama bin laden raised concerns of possible attacks here too forcing metro to beef up security. transit police are still on what they call a heightened state of vigilance and are out in force at metro station as cross our region. but metro stresses there is no
specific or credible threat to the system. -- at metro stations across our region. on the campaign trail, republican presidential candidate mitt romney will be in virginia today. yesterday, at a stop in new york city with former mayor rudy giuliani, romney remarked on the anniversary of the death of bin laden. >> had i been president of the united states, i would have made the same decision the spread president made which was to remove him and i acknowledge that actually a year ago when this was announced that the president deserved cede feat the decision he made. i continue to believe that and certainly would have taken that action myself. >> now romney will make a campaign stop in chantilly this morning. tonight, he will have a fundraiser at the pentagon city ritz. the latest real clear average ever politics shows the
president leading in virginia by 46% to romney's 44%. mney's newt gingrich has announced will suspend his campaign this afternoon. he has in the come forward to endorse romney but a spokesman says that could happen in a couple of weeks. the search is on for a suspect accused in an armed robbery right near the university of maryland campus. this happened around 11:15 last night on the 4500 block of heartwick road. the 35-year-old victim said he was trying to open his car when three males wearing hoodies assaulted him. the suspects stole his car which police then found in wheaton, maryland. the future of dulles rail will be discussed in a meeting today with transportation secretary ray lahood. this is a risk of the project falling apart because of cost concerns and issues involving pro-union labor deals. counties that are a part of the
metropolitan washington airports authority have been unable to reach an agreement and lahood is hoping to come to a compromise to keep the project moving forward. we are talking more about this coming up at 8:00. bob mccartney, metro columnist with the "washington post," will join us live here to talk all about that. making headlines this morning, his death was ruled a homicide. the suspected cause, hazing. today, charges could come in the case. an effective crime fighting tool or a violation of constitutional rights. police in maryland told they have to stop collecting dna from suspects in violent crimes. now, a big name is challenging that ruling. i'm gonna make you breakfast. what? with magic. you are? see the egg? uh huh. so, look at the orange. now close your eyes. ♪
beijing today and will be reunited with his family. he went into the protection of the u.s. government last week after escaping more than a year and a half of a house arrest. a u.s. official says china has promised to treat him as a normal citizen. he was being held by the chinese government after bringing to light the practices of forced abortions and sterilization to enforce china's one child per family law. his release comes the same day that secretary of state hillary clinton is in china. the focus of her visit is on economic relations along with efforts towards improving international cooperation on hot spots including iran, syria and north korea. now, this case has threatened to overshadow all those talks. criminal charges are expected to be filed today in the hazing death of a college student. the victim, robert champion, was a drum major at florida a & m university.
several band members said he died after taking part in an initiation process where pledges run down the center aisle of a bus while being kicked and assaulted by senior band members. champion collapsed on the bus last november and medical examers ruled his death a homicide saying he suffered from blunt force trauma. we've preview of the caps- rangers game tonight. >> we'll check in with tucker for the fall forecast. just a little bit active out there. we have some thunderstorms brewing in the area. can't tell from this shot. we'll check in with him for the full forecast. break out the shorts. warmer weather heading our way. >> no shorts for me, not yet. >> oh, come on. ♪
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ovechkin's game win ore monday. that was his third goal of the playoffs even though he wasn't playing, he didn't play that much. nationals phenom bryce harper got a standing ovation in his home debut against arizona. he did show off anden credible arm in the outfield. he nearly threw that runner out that tagged up from third on a deep play ball. replays show the runner was actually out but the umpire blew the call. the nats unfortunately blew it as well. they lost this one. that is five in a row. >> a nice arm though. >> we have a nice upside here. >> we'll see if they can recover. time to recover from some rain that you can see. there is a little bit of sheen out there on the beltway so take a live look outside. there is definitely some thunderstorms in our area this morning. maybe not right in the d.c. metro area, tucker but wreaking
havoc south of us. >> awfully close. just south of city, we've had some pretty good thunderstorms. they continue to kind of blow through. we won't be done with it here for a couple of hours. yes. >> you don't have your mike on again, do you? >> i don't know what happened. >> there it is. >> it is down there. >> hang on. i need you to grab it for me. >> for the like than't sound go >> i need help. wisdom, please. >> would you like me to do the weather too. >> i apologize for the malfunction there. let's get right to it. here is your radar. here are your showers and thunderstorms. i promise it was on. they continue here, la plata down into southern maryland. we had a pretty good one right through leonardtown just a few minutes ago. calvert county, you are getting some pretty good rains. out to the west, more showers developing and these will be pressing east so i i think soon
here in washington, we'll get another round of rain showers that will kind of be the theme. we'll see some rain showers and get a bit of a break and we'll see if the showers and thunderstorms don't redevelop during the course of our afternoon. let's push on. let me show you the next map. this is all because of a warm front that is just wavering across the area. we get into the showers and thunderstorms at the moment. off to the north and west, into we were maryland, we've got another round. we'll see if those dive down. i think those will primarily impact north central maryland. we'll see what happens here in the next couple of hours. we're in this very soupy, very summery air mass for early may and our high temperatures later today even with a lot of cloud cover expect today right back into the low to mid-80s with a lot of humidity as well. here are your current temperatures. 67 in washington. 70 in quantico. that is even with the rain showers. 66 in leonardtown. 65 in annapolis. going be for a very warm, very humid day with highs in the 80s. 83degrees your daytime high. ask therred showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast. even this afternoon, we've got
some showers and storms back in the forecast. bring an umbrella. winds out of the east at five to 10 miles per hour. an early shower or storm, mild overnight. 6 # your overnight low. here is your five-day forecast. as we get into the daytime hours tomorrow, partial sunshine, 85. hot on friday and then partly sunny and a little cooler by sunday with highs back in the 70s. our average daytime high by the way still about 72 degrees. we are running well above normal here for the first couple of days of may. let's do some traffic and see what julie has. >> on the roads, you will find that your lanes are open if you are traveling in each direction at the wilson bridge. unfortunately, fatal accident closes this portion of northbound 301 north of brandywine here at dyson road. fatal accident remains under investigation. you guys headed northbound out of la plata, you will bail out on brandy win, pike up route 5 and uses that the workaround. if you are traveling inbound along 210, lanes are open. no trouble spots to report there. outer loop of the beltway, not
too busy here at university boulevard. we also had some problems reported along georgia road at gold mine with the signal lights not working properly. 66 still struggling coming in from manassas to centerville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. maryland's top law enforcement officials are rally is against a court of appeals decision that prohibits dna collection from suspects charged with violent crime. the court ruled collecting dna from suspects that haven't been convicted is a violation of constitutional rights. maryland attorney general doug gansler has filed a lawsuit to strike down the appeals court decision. he made his case on fox 5 news at 10:00 last night. >> when a defendant is arrested with probable cause for a dangerous felony and they put a q-tip swb in their mouth and take a dna sample, it is no different at all than taking fingerprints and much less intrusive than strip searches and blood tests which the supreme court allows. >> supreme court and
prosecutors say the ruling could jeopardize the conviction of 34 robbers, burglars and rapists whose genetic samples were taken after they were charged. coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york. facebook finally makes a much- anticipated announcement. >> as we go to break, something cool to see in the skies this eight. look at. this can you catch a so-called super moon. the full moon set to rise at 11:35 saturday night will make its closest approach to earth so far this year. isn't it gorgeous? >> it is. that is nice. >> it hasn't been that long since we saw a super moon. the most recent one was in march of last year. here it is, rising over england right now. >> is that star wars music in the background? >> i think so. >> for a super moon. >> we're back in a moment. [ male announcer ] what can you do with plain white rice?
and some much anticipated news from facebook. lauren simonetti with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's business beat. good morning to you, lauren. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the stocks first before we get to this facebook thing. it was a pretty good day as far as stocks are concerned. >> yes, it definitely was. we have the dow at the highest level in more than four years climbing 65 points yesterday. we got a really strong and surprisingly strong report on manufacturing. we are not expecting the number. basically the best number we saw in about a year for the month of april. that is what fuels the rally a little bit of a drop-off this morning. investor are starting to turn their attention to the job market. private payroll expected to be weak and on friday, the big government jobs report. >> now, let's talk about facebook. we've been talking about this for a while. they've got a date and that date, they go public may 18th.
how big of a deal this is in. >> the "wall street journal" finally pinning down the date. this is a huge deal. facebook will start the road show this coming monday. they try to tout the come to institutional invefortsors out there. so when facebook does start trading hopefully on may 18th as a public company on the nasdaq taxicker symbol fb, it is looking to raise $5 billion. this is like the biggest thing we've seen since google eight years ago. >> it seems like they can do no wrong. effect they do ends up making more money for them. >> it is true but there is some concern right now actually about their latest earnings report. a little bit weak. part of that is because they bought instagram for so much money. investors are starting to raise concerns here and there so we'll see. but for now, pretty strong. >> all right. always good to see you. thank you very much. >> thank you.
still ahead on fox 5 morning news, security stepped up on metro today, one year after the death of osama bin laden. president obama made a surprise visit to afghanistan yesterday to mark the anniversary. hear more on how he thanked the troops and what he says is ahead for u.s. involvement in the years to come. also ahead, gop presidential contender mitt romney makes a campaign stop in virginia today as another candidate bows out of the race for the republican nomination. we're back in a moment.
for everybody out there. >> we've got some pretty good thunderstorms rolling through southern maryland as we speak and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning. see if i can get that out right. not having a good morning here. there you go. showers and thunderstorms, southern maryland and all the yellows and redss you see. that is some very heavy rain. good news it is tracking off to the east very quickly. things are still rocking and rolling. as you get down towards colonial beach, you too are getting pretty good showers and thunderstorms at the moment. out to the west, folk is out towards west of reston. we have more showers. i think even here in washington, we will shortly see some showers roll through probably in the next hour or so. current temperatures, 67 degrees. humidity, way up. our dew point temperatures are running in the low 60s. that is how things are going to be very close to uncomfortable aas fur as humidity later today. a lot of warm temperatures. could be i another shower or thunderstorm. we'll probably peak out at
about 83, 84 later today with a little bit of afternoon sunshine. >> all right, ladies. that means heavy duty hairspray. >> we've got a great ask the weather guy question. you want to tease it. >> it is something about one of the caps star players and a funny little habit he has. so wouldn't you say? >> we'll get to the bottom of it. >> i like it. >> we love julie wright. >> i was kind of digging the stevie wonder. i was with wisdom on that one. that take you back a little bit. that is what you need on a day like today. >> you can't go wrong with stevie. >> tucker is going stevie wonder, do i know him? >> oh, julie. you were in your early 20s when that song came out. >> was i even born then? >> come on. on the roads, you will find lanes are open each way at the wilson bridge. coming in out of la plata
headed up into waldorf, the accident remains. roadway remains closed off until further note foys this ongoing investigation. if you are -- further notice for this ongoing investigation. no problems to report close in at the beltway. georgetown pike at walker road, checking for accident activity there. if you are traveling 359 northbound leaving duke city, it is heavy and slow headed out towards seminary road. the pace improves headed for the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. >> thank you. the late now from the campaign trail. republican presidential candidate mitt romney will make a stop in shan stilly this morning. then tonight, virginia governor bob mcdonnell will join him for a fundraiser at the pentagon city ritz carlton.
>> mcdonnell's name has come up in reports of potential running mates. newt gingrich is expected to officially announce he is dropping out of the race for the republican press natural nomination. he will make that announcement in arlington this afternoon. gingrich has not come forward to endorse romney but a spokesman for gingrich says that could happen in a couple of weeks. in our other big story, a surprise visit by president obama to afghanistan. >> the president addressed the american people last night promising to end the war in afghanistan. he signed a long-term agreement with president hamid karzai spelling out the withdrawal of u.s. troops in 2014. he detailed the road map ahead between the two countries on a symbolically important day to both nations. >> i will not keep americans in harm's way a single day longer than is absolutely required for our national security. but we must finance issue the
-- finish the job we started in afghanistan and end this war responsibly. >> a few showers after president obama last, a bombing in kabul killed seven people. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack which killed seven people. police say two car bombs exploded just down the street from a guest house that is popular with foreigners. then a gun battle broke out between police and two attackers hold up in the building near the bombings. the anniversary of osama bin laden's death raised concerns of possible attacks here forcing metro to beef up security. >> transit police are still on what they call a heightened state of vigilance. melanie alnwick is live at the navy yard metro with more on the increase in security. >> reporter: good morning. u.s. intelligence and home plant secured officials continue to say there is no specific or credible threat at this point connected with dud's anniversary. there will be an increased security presence in and around washington, d.c. and other cities.
security at airports, fox, in the united states and europe have been increased. the department of home lapped security saying its agents continued to monitor intelligence reporting and respond appropriately. and one place d.c. area commuters will see that today for sure is on metro. transit police, antiterror teams will be on what the agency says is a heightened state of vigilance. riders are told that they may see a greater presence of police on the cars and at the stations and also again, metro reiterating what we've been hearing from national security officials that they do not have any specific threat but they do know and they have been informed of the desire sometimes around anniversaries to launch attacks and they are also reminding customers to make sure that they call metro and talk to police if they see any suspicious ask tuft or any
un-- activity or see any unattended packages. prosecutors say a bosnian born u.s. citizen had received al-qaeda training. he was planning to attack just days before the eighth anniversary of september 11th. two of his co-conspirators and former high school classmates needed guilty and testified against him. he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison. now, five men are behind bars this morning accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near cleveland, ohio. federal authorities say the suspects planted fake explosives provided to them by an undercover fbi agent at the base of the bridge. now, the men had unknowingly been work with the fbi informant for months. authorities say the suspects are part of a self-described anarchist group with known ties to international terrorism. our other top stories, the search is on if a suspect accused of an armed robbery near the university of maryland campus.
this happened around 11:15 last night on the 4500 block of hartwick road. the 5-year-old victim told police he was trying to open his car when three men wearing hoodies assaulted him. suspects took off with his car which police later found in wheaton. the future of metro's dulles rail will be discussed in meeting today with transportation secretary ray l. hood. there is a risk of the project falling part because of cost concerns and issues involving pro-ian labor deals. counties that are a party ever the metropolitan washington airports authority have been unable to reach an agreement and lahood is hoping to come to a compromise to keep the project moving forward. we are all talking more about this coming up in our 8:00 hour. bob mccartney,% are columnist with the "washington post" will join us live to talk more about it. teachers told they cannot friend students on facebook anymore. we'll tell you what major school system is putting that new rule into place. also ahead, some call it
bethesdafication. we'll tell you how residents and businesses are bracing for a big change. [ male announcer ] knowing your customers is important to any successful business. which is why at wells fargo, we work with you to get to know the unique aspects of your business. we can recommend financial solutions that can work for you
another example of the power of social networkingle facebook kicked off a push top courage users to be organ donors through links on its web site. organ banks are already seeing a rise in registered donors across the country. if you are already a donor, can you add the information to your profile page. more than 112,000 americans are waiting for organs right now. it is a good idea. your kids' teachers can also be their friend, just not on facebook. new guidelines for newark city public schoolteachers say they may no longer contact students through personal pages on took and twitter. they can only reach out to students new pages set up for a classroom. teacherses have told not to
expect privacy when it comes to school-related social immediate. >> a popular neighborhood in d.c. is bracing for extra parking trouble. there will be a major construction project along wisconsin avenue for the next two years. project is in cleveland park, not that close to bethesda but as beth parker shows us, the neighborhoods to the north are getting drawn in. ing drawn in. >> reporter: bethesdafication. what is the word that catches your eye? >> bethesdafication. >> a place where people come to spend money. >> bethesdafication. >> kind of a made-up word? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: the word seems to have first popped up when downtown silver spring was being revitalized. >> i think is a very positive term. for the state of the maryland and for montgomery county, bethesda is an enormous economic engine. >> ken hartman works for the montgomery county executive.
now, that term is being tossed around in d.c. >> they have great wine there. >> reporter: they are handing out menus and flyers getting customers red grey cathedral commons that will bring a new giant store, retail and residential space to wisconsin avenue in cleveland park. >> bethesdafication. >> i'm assuming they are talking about the traffic and parking issues here. >> reporter: so parking and some of another issues they have here in bethesda are some of the same problems they are dealing with here in d.c. and the neighbors are concerned. elizabeth lee is concern when had it opens in two years, a lot of traffic from cathedral commons will rumble right down 38th street where she lives. >> this is a small residential street where we have neighborhood parties, block parties and we're just really saddened that some decisions are being made downtown that would take this away from us.
>> add cactus cantina restaurant. they've posted signs encouraging customers to park at the nearby cathedral. the manager thinks it will be good in the end. >> i think it is better that this area be seen. >> reporter: for now, they ask that you order up a little parking patience with your chips and salsa. in northwest, beth parker, fox 5 news. 5 news. >> mexican. >> all we can say is we're hungry. >> we're talking about pizza and nachos. >> we'll see how they do. >> summery air mass in place and we've got showers and thunderstorms to prove it once again this morning. generally city south so southern maryland being hard hit here the last hour or so with some pretty good cloud-to- ground lightning thunderstorms. >> lots of rain? >> lots of rain as well. so got to deal with that and then we'll -- not sure we're going to clear things it out today. it will be kind of murky and
evercast for a good portion of the day with on again, off again showers and thunderstorms. but not going to rain all day. there is a live look at your radar again. most of the action continues to be south and east of the city. and st. mary's city, you are going to get it if you are not getting it at the moment here down into sal concerta county and crossing the bay here. we just hay special marine warning put out by the national weather service to expect wind gusting with these storms up to about 45 miles per hour. you with k. see most of the thunderstorm activity now well south and east of us and will be crossing the bay. salisbury, cambridge, you are next but we're not done with it even here in the immediate washington area. we've got more showers developing out towards reston and manassas. we'll see if they kind of hold together and strengthen as they approach the beltway here in the next 15 minutes or so. let me push on and show you the bigger picture. we've got a whole other complex here off to the north and west now approaching western maryland. we'll see if that holds together. that is likely to stay a little bit further to the north. if you are watching up in
montgomery county, up into carol county, you may be dealing with morning showers and thunderstorms. all of this is because air warm front just hanging up across the area. it is trying to punch. to the north and east but with high pressure here blocking it, it can't move a lot. this will serve as a focal point to get enough lift in the atmosphere later today that we could see additional showers and thunderstorms kind of redevelop this afternoon. so bring along an umbrella here. be ready for the possibility of kind of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm at any point later this afternoon although it won't rain all day today. it will just be warm and huge you had out there. you can seat warm front doesn't move a whole lot. it will try to budge north and just be a stationary front. i think it will be far enough north and east tomorrow we should see more sunshine and just a few scattered showers in your forecast by tomorrow afternoon. there is your five-day forecast. # 3 today. warm conditions, humid conditioned and maybe an affect shower or thunderstorm as well. tomorrow, a little better but warm. friday, 87. yeah, we'll be flirting with 90 for the next couple of days.
a little cooler this weekend. kept a shower out of the forecast for the weekend. but we've got to watch a cold front. it could give aussie shower here late saturday, early sunday. >> it has been a while since we've seen all those 8s in the five-day. >> crazy 8s. >> tony perkins is here. >> good morning. speaking of crazy. >> i know. i resisted there. >> thank you very much. did i it for myself. you know what it is time for? what a production. ask the weather guys. tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. today's question comes from julie brady in fairfax. she writes, we love watching the caps especially now during the playoffs. we are wondering why does alex ovechkin tuck in his jersey in the back. it make him easier to pick out of all the players when
watching. that is his reasoning? good question, julie. >> you might think so. >> great question. >> it is a great question. >> did you notice? >> i never noticed. >> i never paid attention to it. >> tucker found online -- boy, there are lots of discussions about owe kiro 7 ovechkin and others who tuck in their jerseys. we'll get to that. first, to answer this question. where did we go? >> let's take a look at the video. you can see his back pad and he has his shirt tucked in behind it. >> i knee it now. >> i insofar noticed it before but he does indeed tuck his shirt in in the back or his jersey or his sweater. we'll have pour that coming up. you notice most the other players don't so -- >> can you really see it right there. >> out in the open. >> we went right to the source himself. i contacted somebody in our sorts department, rich dunn, choose very kind and contacted
the capitals for us yesterday. they asked ov historismself directly and he says it is a comfort thing. he says when it is loose fitting, it is more dull for him to maneuver his hockey stick and he is more comfortable tucking it in. >> you would think it would be the ons. he would be more free to move. but i'm in the a hockey player. >> hockey sweaters, hockey jerseys are very loose fitting. i think in some cases they get in the way. >> they are loose fitting because there is a rule that says they have to cover all of your protective gear. now, tucker keeps referring to as it a sweater. that is what they are actually called. i didn't know that. they are not jerseys. >> if you are in certain parts of the world like canada, and you call day jersey, they are frown on you. >> hear not jerseys, they are sweaters. there are other players who tuck in part of the jersey or -- not all it.
i don't think i've ever seen anyone with the whole jersey tucked in. wayne gretzky is probably one who started the tradition. >> he would do a right tuck. it got in the way when he was trying to do slap shots. there is a rule in the nhl that says in section three, equipment, it states protective equipment, all protective equipment except gloves, headgear and goal keepers leg guards must be worn under the uniform. so there are some who watch this and say that ovechkin and certain other players on other teams are violating the rules and that they should be penalized for this. but the nfl doesn't really enforce t there are long trails of discussions online about hockey fans arguing back and forth. is it a big deal, not a big deal, leave him alone. if the ntl isn't enforcing it, then it isn't. >> butt nhl does not really enforce t they just don't want
the protective pads outside of the uniform which would look rather silly voo. but they don't enforce it. >> they're not going to enforce fighting. are they going to enforce this? >> we want to thank the caps and alex ovechkin for taking the time for answer the question for us. he has other things on his mind. >> like they got to close out this series. >> so julie brady, thank you for the question. fascinating question. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. you can also upload your video question. we may play it on air. >> we want to remind you about our special fox 5 weather day on may 15th. apts tuesday. we'll give a weather presentation. sue palka will join us and it will be a lot of fun. come join us down at nationals stadium -- nationals park. >> nationals park on may 15th. >> lots of kids come out and you get to stay for the game too. >> cool. >> the weather will cooperate we hope this year. >> we hope. >> it wasn't so nice for you
last year, was it? >> it rained a little bit. >> the game was canceled too. >> let's get the latest on traffic from julie wright. >> good morning once again. you will find it is a tough ride out there. the wet pavement not helping our drive at all this morning. if you are traveling inbound along 66, we had accident activity at sycamore and that is what was tying up the shoulder. delays from the beltway to fairfax drive, all lanes are open. accident activity georgetown pike at walker road. no problems to report on the beltway itself between anden dale and merrifield. fatal crash coming in out of waldorf along 301 at brandywine. other side of town, it is outer loop of the beltway below speed leaving college park trying to get past colesville road. no problems to report there along the way. northbound southbound 270, with you ill find lanes are open but the top stretch still below speed leaving 109 headed out toward
jessica simpson is a new mom she and eric johnson welcomeed a baby girl yesterday in l.a. the baby's name is maxwell drew johnson. pretty tame by celebrity standards. reportedly weighed in at nine pounds, 13 sonss. maxwell is the baby's father's middle name. >> nine pounds. >> i guess the name is okay as long as she didn't name it tony romo or anything like that. >> oh, boy. >> helicopter ride, hula hooping and an elvis impersonator and apple blossoms aplenty. >> it means holly will be live in winchester, virginia with more on a big event celebrating its 58th year.
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good morning i am holly morris on this wednesday. i am giving you a wake up call with the help of the shenandoah, university pep band. ♪ [ music ] >> oh, yeah, a little jackson five. winchester wants you back for their shenandoah, apple blossom festival into its 85th year, 250,000 people come out to this festival, 45 different events for you to be a part of a bulk which still remain, i have bloom nation getting ready, for
a preview including police apple blossom herself we will talk to her and tell you how to -- including ms. apple blossom herself and tell you how to enjoy this. our facebook fan of the day stanley hughes his profile pick shows stanley and his sons on their way to see the red skins hopefully they won that game. >> i doubt it. >> i doubt it. >> what a great photo, your kids are adorable thanks for watching. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan of the day head to facebook and post a comment under stanley's photo. >> that is it for the 6:00 a.m. hour now over to allison and tony. >> good morning. >> the hate -- i may work at night but not in the morning. >> coming up fox 5 morning news, security beefed up on metro one year after the death of osama bin laden th