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scandal brings down another member of the d.c. city council. >> yam brown announcing he is leaving his post. find out what alleged lie led to his decision to resign. >> this scene straight from the vegas strip you would think. it was actually happening in maryland last night. the bet is that this business will bring a big boost to the economy too. fox 5 morning news continues right now. straight up 6:00 on this thursday, june 7th, taking a live look right now outside at 270. see traffic moving along pretty well, folks. maybe you can get out of town early for a weekend. it will be a warm one, that's for sure. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm tony perkins. we'll start to see the warming trend begin today. gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes with the latest look at the weather. good morning. >> good morning. we are starting out with plenty of clear skies across the area. we don't have much happening in
the cloud department today i'm happy to say. here is a look at what is going on outside. we'll see the clouds starting to roll in a little bit later. the humidity is a big factor. 83% and it is already at this hour of the morning at 6:00 a.m. our current temperature is 59 degrees. a very light southwesterly wind but that southwesterly flow will continue to boost our temperature into the course of the day. it is 55 degrees at dulles airport. mostly sunny skies today and this afternoon, a chance of a pop up shower or thunderstorm. we'll keep our eyes to the skies. >> we turn our attention to julie wright. she has the latest on this morning's traffic. >> good morning to you, tucker. tucker must be thinking about me. >> or you're thinking about
tucker. >> oh! >> in case you get them confused, tony is taller. >> i was just thinking the two big weather head guys, i thought they shared a brain. i thought they would share a name. good morning to the guy on the desk. and to all of you and to our wazers. we have folks checking in with us as you travel downtown along the eastbound freeway. thank you, tiffany, for checking in with us. there is atlantis activity on the freeway. keep your eyes peeled for that as you work your way from the 14th street bridge headed over towards south capital street. ghost 41906 checked in. outer loop of the across the wilson bridge be up to 40 miles per hour. below speed here as you work your way between college park and 270. not too bad leaving college park and headed over towards colesville road. let's say hell toe to the crew in sky fox. they are checking out the drive eastbound along 66. as you work your way in from fair oaks this morning, you
will find that the lanes are open. no problems to report continuing inbound towards the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> thank you. new this morning, a tragic development involving the owner of the d.c. improv comedy club. the body of mark anderson was found yet at a hotel in arizona. he owned an improv in tempe, arizona but it just closed on june 1st. the arizona republic newspaper reports anderson was having issues with business partners. his wife had reported him missing back on may 15th. thing about story this morning, another d.c. council member steps down. kwame brown resigned hours after being slap approximated with a felony bank fraud charge. >> the council now has to fill a vacant seat for the second time this year. melanie alnwick is live at the wilson building with what is next. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, kwame brown is comped you would to appear in federal
court tomorrow to face those charges. mary cheh will hold a special council meeting. they need to choose one of the four at-large members who will run the council until a special election to replace brown can be held. yesterday, the now disgraced council chairman was swarmed by reporters and photographers as he left his office in the wilson building. he spent the day in closed-door meeting with council and staff. prosecutors say he lied about his income and falsified documents in order to take home equity longs and a boat loan out. that is considered bank fraud, a money. rumors of a deal with federal prosecutors had dogged brown for days and publicly said tuesday he had no plans at the time to resign but just hours after he left city hall wednesday, brown relinquished. he sent a letter to the city council secretary writing in
part, i have made serious mistake in judgment for which i will take full responsibility. >> as the chair pro tem, i have a modest role and i'm already putting it into play. namely, i will call a special meeting of the council for next wednesday, a public meeting in the chamber and that the time, under the home rule charter, well will elect an acting chair and a new chair pro tem and they will be from the at large members. and then those folks will be in office and we will continue on with our work. >> reporter: other councilmember saying this is a sad chapter in the city's history. it was just last month when harry thomas, junior junior resigned his council seat. coming up, we'll tell you what mayor vincent gray who is still also under a cloud here, what he has to say about all of this. back to you.
>> thank you. look at. this this is the energy of vegas, the draw of a much shorter drive. huge crowds turned out last night for the grand opening of the new maryland live casino. the crowds were so big police had to turn people away. streets around the arepublican del mill mall were jammed with cars slowly streaming into the park lot. this is what it hooked like just one hour later. up sued the maryland live casino. the big draw was the las vegas- style gambling. also celebrity chef bobby flay has a restaurant that just opened there. we'll talk with him live in our 8:00 hour. and in our other top stories, a breakthrough in the stalemate that threatened to kill metrorail to dulles. the agency that oversees the project agreed to remove preferences for union labor from its plans.
virginia's governor and loudoun county supervisors that refused to fund the project but overall funding for the project still faces final approval from loudoun county. that is expected within two weeks. a big move for the redskins. the team is moving its training camp to richmond next year. virginia governor bob mcdonnell and redskins general manager bruce allen made the announcement promoting it as an economic boost for the entire state. they have not decided to i asite yet appear redskins headquarters will remain at its current location in loudoun county. >> maybe this is what they need, that spark to get them going. >> there are some who argue that, when you have training camp away, and you are way from family and other distracts you have more success. >> you concentrate on the game itself. maybe. we'll see. also making headline, bad news for federal workers. that pay freeze may not go away any time soon. >> also ahead are, reports of
opening statements are set to start monday in the child sex abuse against jerry sandusky. jury selection ended yesterday and seven of the 12 jurors have tied to the school. sandusky is charged with sexually salting 10 boys offer a 15-year period. he denies any wrongdoing. there are reports of another massacre in syria. the number of deaths varies anywhere from 23 up to 87 depending on the report. rememberels say government soldiers shot dozens of people at close range. one activist reports finding the bodies of more than 40 women and children. the government is blaming terrorists for the violence. meanwhile, at the united nations today, envoy kofi annan
will ask for the creation of a contact group made up of key countries in the region. well federal workers see their pay froze feign third straight year in a bill that passed a house subcommittee would extend the frees that has already kept federal employees from receiving a raise for the past two years. president obama has proposeed a half percent raise for federal workers in next year's budget. the white house issued statements calling a continued freeze, quote, neither sustainable nor desirable. money matters front and center on the campaign trail right now. >> coming up next, president obama pulls in big bucks out in california. and mitt romney reveals what will happen to his millions if he becomes president. presiden first, a big warm-up is heading our way this weekenden we'll check in with gwen for your full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues. we'll be right back.
welcome back. nice and bright out there as we take a look at 39 # at glebe road. traffic is moving along quite well out there this morning. you will want to hang out a little bit long are in the car today in the air conditioning. it is humid out there already. >> it is. we are getting an early start to the humidity. that is always an indication of what is to come for the rest of the day. don't say you didn't hear it right here on fox 5. a little forewarning. let's take a look. sky conditions, not much happening as sarah just pointed out and tony, a very bright day out there. we don't have any clouds to talk about at all. that will change a little bit later into the course of the afternoon, however. we will see afew clouds rolling in. we have a trough that will be part of the weather maker into the course of the day. yesterday's highs, 75 degrees. we kicked in at reagan national airport. the temperature above -- actually below the seasonal average for the day and i'm
supposed to be over here. get my morning thing going. i'm not used to this shift. we are at least some six to seven degree below that into the course of yesterday but things will change today. it is the humidity that kept me over there. that's what it was. 58degrees right now. the humidity popped back up to 87%. wind have picked up from the south at five miles per hour. that will be the trend into the course of the day, folks. be prepared for that. 56degrees at hagerstown. cumberland, this hour, 50 degrees. we have this trough that will be our weather maker. it is setting us up for a chance into the course of the afternoon of seeing an isolated pop-up shower so maybe even a thunderstorm. very isolated in nature as we see the warmth and moisture start to flow into the area. a little bit of instability. we can't rule out that we might not have a pop-up shower or thunderstorm today.
80-degree or daytime high. chance of showers or a storm and as we move through into tonight, scattered showers but then mostly clear in the overnight hours at 60 degrees. here is a look at your five-day forecast. the sun will make its appearance by friday, just in time for the weekend. 82degrees. we warm up to 87 on saturday with a few high clouds and then mother nature keeps that mercury just climbing. take a look at the weekend. sunday, 91 degrees is how it is ending. we start the beginning of next week with a 90-degree sunshine- filled day. if we can get through today and i the bit of a shower or thunderstorm we might have, we'll be rolling all the way there to monday with pretty mice conditions. let's check in with weather now -- you see, julie. this morning has me all turned around. the other day i picked up a piece of paper to look and fix my hair and it wasn't the mirror. >> i do that quite often which explains the flip today. it is god to see you, lady. our wazers are checking in with problems southbound along 270. accident activity always pulled
over to the shoulder. it is causing some delays as you guys continue southbound along 27. big kahuna checking in. he is up to about 40 miles per hour in germantown. the joker checked in and said he is above 40 miles per hour headed out towards 270. thank you, wazers, for checking in. the fox 5 waze app is free on your android, blackberry and iphone. northbound i-95 below speed as you work your way up towards newington. volume increasing on 395 as you continue north from duke street out towards seminary road. are the delays, slowing from fair oaks towards 123. president obama is spreading his message of equality and justice for all americans at an lgbt event in los angeles. he is on a fundraising swing on the west coast and got lots of applause when he said he is personal already very proud of
the work his administering has done. >> the fight for equality and justice on behalf of the lgbt community is just part of a broader fight on behalf of all americans. it is part of -- >> after speaking at a private home in l.a. this morning, the president heads to vegas to speak at the university of nevada. republican presidential nominee mitt romney will be in missouri this afternoon for an event at a military contractor. romney says he plans to put his sizable fortune into a federal blind trust if he is elected. that way he with not know how the money is invested and he would not be able to control the purchase or sales of investments. his assets are zest mated to be worth about $250 million. we'll go live to fox business in new york. we'll have details on nasdaq's multimillion-dollar apology to brokers burned by the facebook ipo. >> as we go to the break, it is
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big bucks following the facebook ipo debacle. lauren simonetti live with our business beat. >> the knack is paying up after that botched facebook ipo from last month. >> we can't forget that one. nasdaq says it will make a move to offer $40 million to trading firms in both reduced trading fees as well as a cash offering. but this is when a left controversy. many of the firms are saying $40 million is not nearly enough to cover our losses. remember the stock, it opened about 0 minute late and then many of the orders were never confirmed. the new york stock exchange is weighing nnd say we also fought to get facebook listed on our exchange and now not only did you mess it up, you will also reduce fees to attract further business. that's not fair. the war continues on this whole facebook controversy. >> it certainly does. perhaps is lowering the retirement age to 60 from 62. before we all start moving to
paris, there is a huge cost apparently. >> it will cost in the first year about $1.4 billion in increased taxes and everything else for the people in france who did work but of this a new socialist president now and he made a move to do this. it is also you want resting because people in france live like the longest in the world. he the average life expectancy is 85 years old. that is an average of 25 years of your golden years. it comes as everybody else is raising the retirement age, right? iknow. >> interesting story. >> it certainly is. but it does show that everything does come with a cost. you got to pay for that. >> thank you. we'll check in with you tomorrow. coming up income, why parents of children in one major school system could sop have more of a say in how they are disciplined. a major move for the redskins training camp. it is moving to rim monde. if approximate you want to catch summer practice, don't
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coming up on 6:30 right now. it will be a sticky day out there. >> i felt fine. >> gwen is telling us the humidity is getting up this. >> it is not like you did a three-hour walk. >> from the parking lot to the door. >> you just pop in and out of the car. you will feel the humidity because it is really kicking in during the course of the day. our temperatures are on the rise as well. here is where we're starting out this morning. very, very little to show on our satellite-radar composite because we don't have any clouds to talk about. influenced by a bit of a ridge of high pressure. 5 # degree at reagan national
airport. that humidity, 87% this hour. -- 58 degrees at reagan national airport. we'll continue to see or humidity rise and our temperatures will be heading up there as a result of the southerly wind flow. 54 at dulles. 56 at bwi thurgood marshall. temperatures actually into the low 80s, upper 70s today pretty much everywhere. can't rowle out an isolated shower or kind of a pop-up number as far as the showers are concerned. >> coming up in about 15 minutes, it is today's edition of ask the weather guys. do you like hot dog? >> i do. >> yes. we'll have -- we'll answer a question that many people have wondered, why are they called hot dogs? >> am you still going to want to eat a hot dog. >> yes. don't worry. >> it is not that thing going on. >> no. >> all right. >> we'll talk about that shortly. >> let's get with julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> i like my hot dog from ben's chili bowl with mustard and
chili. >> that is a good one. oh, man. maybe that is some place to go today. >> i know. i could receipt that right now. on the roads, we are saying good morning again to our fox 5 waze group. thank you for checking in. if you are traveling northbound along 95, 45 miles per hour as you travel northbound. we do find the delays in the hov fox 5 waze group checking in with moderate traffic as you make your way in. southbound 270, no problems to report. i'm like gwen now. let me scoot over here. all land are open, still appear easy drive headed southbound. a brief delay in germantown approaching 118. no problems to report eastbound along 66. heavy volume out of manassas. we have these dehaze leaving fair oaks headed into the sunshine towards 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic.
the big story this morning, another vacancy on the d.c. council. council chair kwame brown resigned after being charged with felony bank fraud. >> this is just the latest cloud of controversy hanging over d.c. politics. our own melanie alnwick is live at the wilson building. >> reporter: in the last month, we've seen sort of a parade of d.c. politician and campaign staff walk up the steps to the federal courthouse to admit wrongdoing and kwame drown is next. after saying he had no plans to do so, he submitted his resignation in a letter yesterday saying in part, i have made some very serious mistakes in the judgment for which i take full responsibility. i have chosen the only honorable course in you be submitting my resignation at this time. the now disgraced d.c. council chair map was warmed by reporters and photographers wednesday. he had spent the day in closed- door meeting with council and
staff. prosecutors say he lied about his income and falsified documents in order to take an equity loan and a boat loan six years ago. that is considered a felony. investigator had also been looking into financial problems with brown's 2008 campaign but he has not been charged in any of those allegations. many council members say they are ready for a clean slate. >> we have a culmination with all of these issues with harry thomas and chairman brown. these issues related to the mayor have been outstanding for well over a year. we are far past the notion of enough is enough. no comment is not good enough anymore. this see needs to have confidence in its leadership. it is affecting our ability to attract capital, to go forward. >> reporter: federal authorities do continue to investigate mayor gray's 2010 campaign. two cam pan staffers for him pleaded guilty to federal charged of illegal payments just a few weeks ago. mayor gray himself tweeted that
he was shocked and saddened by the news of kwame brown's resignation and those felony charges. he said he never imagined that something hook this would happen. today, mary cheh is going to showed a special meeting. the council will choose one of their at-large members to lead the council until a city-wide special election for council chairman can be held. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, another big change could be continuing to the way students are disciplined in fairfax county schools. tonight, the school board is set to vote on a proposal that would require parents to be notified before their children are questioned about serious offenses. the "washington post" reports parents are already notified about disciplinary issues but normally not until after school officials have spoken with students. the changes are part of a broader push for school discipline reform brought on by the suicide of a fairfax county student following a suspension that many thought was too
harsh. parts of the bw parkway were slammed late into the night yesterday as huge crowds turned out for the grand opening of of the new maryland live. looks like las vegas. >> crazy. >> i know. this was the scene from sky fox actually. and maryland state police are warning of more traffic tie-ups at the casino this is weekend. it is next to the arundel mills mall in hanover. so as you can see, i mean cars were lined up for miles. parking lot were filled to capacity. inside the maryland live casino, people crowded the thousands of slot machines and table games as well as the five restaurants. >> this is a world class gaming entertainment attraction. it is going to attract people from all over the baltimore- washington market, right? we'll send over a million dollars a day to the education trust fund here in maryland. we'll be the number one taxpayer in the state. >> in addition to bringing in $400 million in tax revenue --
what was that green thing? can somebody tell us? >> the casino is expected to create 4,000 new jobs. bobby flay is bringing a taste of his famous skills to maryland live. his famous restaurant just opened there. we'll talk with him live coming up in our 8:00 hour. the biggest obstacle to extending the silver line is cleared in virginia. the board overseeing the dulles rail project just agreed to remove union work requirements in the contract. that is something the state of virginia and loudoun county required of the silver line project was to move forward. loudoun's board still has to approve final funding for the rail extension. a big move not redskins. the team is moving its training camp to richmond next year. virginia governor bob mcdonnell and redskin general manager bruce allen made the announcement yesterday promoting it as an economic boost for the entire state. they have not decided on a site
yet and redskins headquarter will remain at its current location in loudoun county. with more on the redskins big move, dave ross joins us now. >> tony and i go way back when it comes to the redskins. we actually used to go to frostburg together back in the day. >> they did well then. >> yeah, they did better. i guess it is like a camaraderie thing. you get away for a couple of weeks. i think it really is helpful. >> i think so too. >> ashburn is great. having training camp there i think has served its purpose for the last 10 years. >> the team gets to know each other better. >> remember back with marty schottenheimer and norv turner. it was a big deal. guys got away. they lived in dorms. that bonding time that you have as a team i think can be very helpful. >> i think so too. >> i do think they'll upgrade the facilities as well with that $4 million grant that you talked about. i think that will help for the
long term to have better facility right here. really good facilities over there at nat park right now because the nationals, if you can believe this, have the second best record in all of major league baseball right now. yesterday, taking on the new york metropolitans. again, every time you look up, the nat are getting it done. they are fining ways to get it done with this patching staff. they are not scoring a ton of runs. they are playing got enough defense. bryce harpers has played every position. my worry about him is he is going to run into i wall some day, the guy runs so hard. an adam bomb in the first inning with adam laroche. nats win 5-3. again, you just look up. it is june. >> they're two games up -- >> two games up on atlanta and miami. philadelphia, remember a week ago, they were only three games back and now they're six games back. >> that's good. >> when you think of hockey,
you don't think of los angeles. >> no. >> but last night in case you didn't notice and by the tv ratings you haven't, the kings could close out the stanley cup finals by beating the devils and sweeping new jersey. the devils fought back and right here in the third in a tie game. jersey survives. they will play saturday night to try to stay alive. this now down 3-1. mike knuble will not be back with the team next year. he was kind of in the doghouse a little bit at the beginning of the year he played very well in the playoffs. we like knuble in the media. he was always very good to us. he will not be back with the capitals next year. >> that is too bad. if the kings win, do you know
who will be smiling up in he haven? jack kent cook. >> i think wayne gretzky should get a ring. he brought hockey to l.a. he should still get one. >> that's true. still ahead, who should decide what size soda you can order. a ban backed by new york city michael bloomberg will be debated in d.c. today. >> i would like the government to decide. >> a teen found texting behind the wheel and the deadly result.
aaron duvoe to two and a half years with one year suspended. the car crashed into another vook and killed a 55-year-old man. the teen sent nearly 200 text messages on that did i including some just minute before the crash the. today, ray lahood will roll out a new effort to crack down on distracted driving. details will be released at a news conference later this morning he has called distracted driving an endecember inand has supported limiting cell phone use by drivers whether it is tempt texting or talking. >> lets he get a quick of weather with gwen tolbart. >> we have a pretty nice start to the day. this is typical weather for this time of year. we have to just take it and run with it and go with it. let's begin with a look at our rod arrest satellite shot. we don't have anything going on on there really to talk about because skies are really clear this morning as we start out. we'll see some clouds a little bit later this afternoon and a little bit of a change in our
weather pattern. but other than that, not bad at all. there is a coastal flood advisory in effect this morning for the lower tidal potomac and the chesapeake so at high tide, there could be some minor coastal flooding. do be aware of that. here is a look at where we stand with our temperatures. 58degrees at reagan national airport. 54 at dulles. we've got the jet stream to the north of us and that is really going to allow the door to phone this warm, moist air to move up from the gulf. we are going to see our temperatures climbing into the 80s and the 90s over the course of the next day or so. here is a look at our national we are map. you can see from the midsection of the country all along the south, this is where the heat is. it will continue to make its way up the mid-atlantic. by the time the day is over, we'll see warmer conditions well to the south of us but we are going to definitely be pretty much where we should be in terms of or daytime high. this is our weather maker. we have a trough, associated low pressure system to the north and this is along -- you
put that together with that warm, moist air pushing into the region in the course of the day and heating you want atmosphere a little bit, that could cause a little bit of instability. you have a chance to see maybe an isolated pop up storm. as we head through into the weekend be things are going to take a different turn. for today, 08 degrees, chance of a shower or thunderstorm. can't rule it out. tonight will be 60 degrees and fairly mild. scattered showers but it clears up overnight. here is a look at your five-day forecast for you. as you can see, the sun is really going to be evident as we move into the weekend. no shortage of sunshine. temperatures on the rise. by sunday, we are cooking up at 91 degrees. into the 90s as well on monday. >> we knew it was coming. >> all right. boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of the morning. you know what it is time for. ask the weather guys. the most popular segment in morning television where usually tucker barnes and i put
our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather-related or otherwise. tucker is off today so today we have the lovely head of gay went tolbart filling in for tucker. tucker. -- of gwen tolbart fulling in for tucker we have a question from 6-year-old ari cole her mom, aretha wrote in for her and says that ar i want wants to know why do they call the hot dog a hot dog? excellent question. >> yes, it is. >> do you have any thoughts? >> appear the answer is. >> i earlier, i was mystified. i just hope it's in the gross. >> there are all -- no, it is
not gross. this all kinds of stories and myths about why hot dogs are called hot dogs and i have to tell you that we don't have one definitive answer of who was the first person to call day hot dog. there are different stories. we went to the national holiday hot dog and sausage council to get the answer. yes, they do exist. >> the experts. >> they are on connecticut avenue here in washington. there is appear association and council for everything. an association and council for everything. >> i remember hearing a story about a cartoonist who hay cartoon that he drew once showing -- in the old days, most of the hot dogs were actually sauce ans. because they looked like the hot dog dog, the dachshund, that people used to call them dachshund sausages and as the legend goes, this cartoonist
observed a vendor selling the hot dock subpoenaed sausages. he was shouting get your red- hot dachshund sausages. when he wrote the cartoon, he shortened it. no one has ever found that cartoon. so it must not be true. because it would exist somewhere if it was published in a newspaper. >> to pick up on that, students at yale, these wagons used to come around and sell hot sausages as dog wagons. they say one popular stand was actually called the kennel club. before long, they started to use the word dog so it inned up being called hot dog as a result of that. there was an article apparently in one of the publications in 1895 that referred to people as cop tentedly munching on hot dogs. so that was the first sort of
written word. >> the harvard students started the whole hot dog wagon stand kind of thing. >> i don't know that they started the stands but they were referring to them as dogs. the earliest mention that anyone has been able to find is in the mid- to late 1800s when a lot of german immigrants came over and they brought with them not just the sauce ams but the dachshund hounds, the dogs. so people kind of linked the two together and kind of -- the thinking is making fun of the dog referred to it as being like the sauce an and the sausage like the dog and instead of being called a dachshund saucable which would concern some people, i'm sure. they called them hot dogs. so that is where they think it came from. >> now, we know. >> now, we know. >> hopefully, we've educated that the 6-year-old. >> excellent question. i had some hot dogtive i can't but we're out of time. we'll try do that another time. >> if you have a question you want to ask, go to myfoxdc.com -- i had some hot dog trivia.
>> this is from the mickey house club. they might be giants. click on the weather tab and we'll try to answer your question for you. >> now, julie wright, all i can think of now is like a good hot dog from like the nats park. >> love them. >> they're so good. >> the all beef one i go for. >> again, gout to go to ben's and then you get a little bit of chili arc little bit of mustard. >> can i just say there is something about eating a hot dog the a ballpark that makes it better. >> not the same as when you have it at home. mine requires the kitchen is on fire and the fire department shows up. >> just buy them at the ballpark. >> just to be safe. >> a lot safer. all right. our waze crew checking in again this morning unfortunately with problems. down to 10 miles per hour. accident activity on the inner
loop. traveling northbound on 395, making the trip out of alexandria, delays continue as you work your way north of duke street headed out towards seminary road. definitely a slow ride here. weighs waze check in with that delay. it is heavy, slow and steady. delays on the inner loop leaving braddock road headed out to gallows road. here we are live stop stretch of the beltway leaving 95 college park headed around towards university boulevard. we are hearing word 355 starting to slow in each direction. we do have reports of some incidents down at the navy medical center. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >> thank you. new york city staps proposed crackdown on soda sizes will be discussed in d.c. today. it is part of an effort to curb the nation's obesity epidemic. new york city mayor michael bloomberg is backing a ban that would limit the size of sodas and other sugary beverages to 16 ounces. the city's health commission are will talk about the issue
at the first ever national soda summitt taking place in northwest today. elvis may be back in the building soon. same company that created the hologram of late rapper tupac shakur is working on a likeness. likeness. no word on which era of elvis we'll see but rep says he will be presented at his best. >> that probably tells you right there. we can't promise you an elvis sighting but we've still got some stars coming by. chris paul and hugy lowdown will join us live in the 9:00 hour to talk about the hugy lowdown comedy throwdown. they will be performing tomorrow night. coming up next on fox 5 morning news, the apocalypse is upon us. not really. >> we were talking about that
excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. good morning i am holly morris. it is the end of the world as we know it. i am talking about the apocalypse, the new stand up coaster, reaches 75 miles an hour, found only at six flags america where we are live. this is the first time they have had a new coaster in 11 years. while it opens to the general public this afternoon 2:00 p.m., we are getting one of the first rides live here this morning. we will talk about a chief engineer how they went about
picking this coaster, how they designed it also what else there is to do other than ride coasters and talk about the zombie culture. i am a little concerned or at the very least i need a second cup of coffee. >> you will have to use your kung fu fighting skills. good luck. all right that is it for the 6:00 a.m. hour now over to allison and tony. good morning. >> good morning thank you so much. coming up fox 5 morning news, no laughing matter, filling another hole in the district's government for the second time this year a city councilmember steps down in scandal. what led to kwame brown's sudden resignation and what is next for the council. looming fight over another federal pay freeze why government workers may have to forego another raise a third year in a row. >> dave ross