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good morning, everyone. taking a live look at the washington monument this morning. temperatures in the 60s out there. we are going into summer so it will soon be very, very hot. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. i guess the big question, how long will this comfortable weather last. i thought i heard you say something about rain? >> we've got some showers out there not too far away.
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a transition day today. let's get to it. i'll show you the shower activity. very light but you can see we've got some scattered showers pushing in from the west. might get a shower or two here in the district. most of the area, waking one cloud cover. we'll transition over to a more humid and eventually very hot air mass as we get into the middle of the week f you enjoyed the 70s with sunshine yesterday, get ready for some changes. temperature right now, not bad. your winds are out of the south here at 10 miles per hour. a couple of showers in the forecast this morning. we could do it again this afternoon. much of the day would be dry and just kind of cloudy. highs in the upper 70s. more details on the hot forecast coming up in a minute. back to you. our big story, the unexpected death of rodney king. he was found dead yesterday morning in his backyard
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swimming pool. first met king 2 years ago when the videotaped beating ignited some of the worst riots in u.s. history. anita vogel has more. >> reporter: i just want to say can we all get along? can we get along? >> reporter: that was rodney king in 1992 on the third day of the los angeles riots. today, the man who once said he felt like he was an inch from death at the hands ever the los angeles police is dead at the age of 47. rodney king's fiancee calling 911 sunday morning. an avid swimmer, king was at the bottom of the swimming pool. >> when they pulled him out, he was unresponsive. >> reporter: he was drunk and unarmed when he was pulled over for speeding in 1991. his brutal beating an iconic symbol of police brutality. when four of the officers were tried for excessive force and
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aquitted, one. the worst urban riots in american history began. there were 55 riot-related deaths and nearly $1 billion in property damage. king later wondered, quote, if they blame me for all those people who died. he was awarded a $3.8 million civil is thelement. he turned corner in his life evolving into an author. king, seen here signing copies of a memoir he published earlier this year. he took time to reflect on his philosophy. >> can we all just get along? that is how i would like to be remembered after i'm dead and gone. >> reporter: in april, king said he was broke. last year, he and on vh1's celebrity rehab trying to tackle his alcoholism. he is survived by three children. in los angeles, anita vogel,
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fox news. some of another top stories now, metro appear new rush plus program starts today to minimize congestion in the most used areas. some blue line trains will train to yellow line trains from the same stop at the franconia station. some of the trawns will go to largo town center. there will be extra metro employees at the stations to help answer any questions. -- some of of the trains will go to largo town center. leaders from the world's 20 major economies are attending a meeting today. mexican president and summitt host calderon is pushing for record donations no the international monetary fund to help bolster its ability for more bailouts in europe.
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fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. south a live look outside right now courtesy of our tower cam. the skies of washington lit up for your monday morning. it is june 18th. comfortable outside right now but that could be changing. we'll see. i'm will thomas. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's say hello to tucker barnes. >> good morning. as with get into the middle of the week, it will be very hot and we've got a few showers in the forecast. starting with right now. let's get to the hd radar. we have clouded up. maybe we should mention the beautiful weekend. >> oh, yeah, it was gorgeous. >> can't complain about a little rain now. >> we've got a couple of showers coming through. you can see them on the west side of the beltway. no thunderstorm activity, just showers. this is the leading edge of warmer, more humid air that
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will be moving in. we can't enjoy 7 and sunny all the time. >> why not? >> by the end of the week, we will not be enjoying 75 degrees. just a few showers to start your morning. we'll be in the upper 70s later today. >> keep your windows rolled up this morning, right? >> excellent advice. >> let's say hello to julie wright with traffic. >> no problems to report on the beltway at university boulevard. traffic is oning smoothly at this time and 395 across the 14th street bridge, you will find traffic volume is light and running with speed. -- traffic is running smoothly at this time and 395 across the
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14th street bridge, you will find traffic volume is light and running with speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the new rush plus program kick off today. there are some significant changes to look out for too. >> the goal is to cut down on congested areas ahead of the new silver line. fox 5's lauren demarco is live at the courthouse station with all the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. if you typically travel the orange line, you know about the orange crush. we are live outside of courthouse. basically rush plus is going to benefit the orange line. you will see some changes there and also on the yellow and blue line. the green line should feel some alleviation from congestion. back to the orange crush, opportunityically between vienna and the district, folks are packed in like sardines. you will now have six additional trains on the orange line running during rush hour per hour. six additional trains, three in
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either direction between vienna and largo town center. you see that dashed line? that is the new rush hour line. that will split off at stadium armory and follow the blue line to largo. yellow line riders will see something similar. you've got the dashed lines. you are now going to be able to head between greenbelt and franconia springfield without transferring. >> it is not just about the line color anymore. it is also about the train destination. >> reporter: you want to be careful to check the tops of the trains and the sides and look for the destinations while you are waiting for the platform. make sure you dent get on the wrong train. they are taking trains from the blue line to help add to the orange and yellow lines so blue line riders that head past arlington cemetery, can you add up to six minutes to your
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commute at this point. this all takes place during rush hour only so that is from 6:30:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. we have also information on myfoxdc.com. back to you guys at the studio. >> lauren demarco, thank you. our big story this morning, the surprising death of rodney king. he was found dead in his backyard swimming pool yesterday morning at the age of 47. he was first introduced to the world in the early '90s. that is when this videotaped beating at the happened of los angeles police came to light. it ignited some of of the worst race riots in u.s. history. the riots left 55 people dead and more than 2,000 hurt in los angeles. d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton says king's beating shed light on major civil rights issues. >> it was police brutality in a way we had never seen it before. it stands for police peru dalt and reconciliation.
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>> earlier this year, rodney king published a memoir renexting on his life. prince george's county police are on the hunt for a robber who broke into an off- campus apartment occupied by university university of maryland students t happened friday morning. ryan miller said he was sheeping in his room when someone kicked in the front door. the next thing he remembered is waking up in the hospital with a huge gash on his head. miller has since been released from the hospital. a hit and run victim in northern virginia has been identified. police need your help in finding his family. they say 33-year-old mohammed jabour was walking on the sidewalk when he was hit just after 10:30 friday night. police are looking for a light colored suv with front end damage. leaders from the world's largest economies are in mexico for the g-20 summit.
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heads of state started to arrive yesterday. the two-day talks begin later this morning. the mexican president and summit host is pushing for heeders to increase donation to the international monetary fund to help bolster its ability to have more bailouts in europe. the results of the latest elections in greece have eased fears country will pull out of the euro zone. the leader of the cover party in greece which one most of the seats but still not a majority is set to begin talks with a coalition government. to egypt now where the muslim brotherhood says its candidate has won the presidential election. the islamist group claimed victory early this morning following two days of voting. the official final results from the wind's election are not expected to be released until
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thursday. religious tensions rising following deadly attacks on several churches following sunday services. we'll get the latest developments from overseas. 
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suicide bombers attacked three churches in nigeria during sunday services. the attack killed 21 people and injured more than 100. police arrested one of the suspected bombers who survived. this is the third consecutive sunday the deadly attacks have been carried out against christian churches in northern nigeria. prosecutors in the jerry sandusky molestation trial could rest their case today. attorneys for the former penn state assistant football coach have suggested sandusky may testify when the defense presents its case. his wife could also be another plal witness. sandusky is on trial for
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allegedly molesting 10 boys over 15 years which he denies. -- his wife could also be another potential witness. wildfires have scorched nearly 100,000 acres combined. mary ann rafferty has more on the progress that fire crews have been making to try to contain the flames. >> reporter: officials believe the fire started after lightning struck a tree. at least 1 # 1 homes have been destroyed but crews say they are making some progress. >> we are at 55,000 acres with 45% containment. -- at lost 181 homes have been destroyed. >> reporter: firefighters are working around the clock to battle the blaze. >> we've had about 1600 people working on this fire. >> reporter: they have concerns of looting. a 30-year-old denver man has been arrested to several charges including theft and impersonating an officer. >> we have extra roving patrols to watch property up here
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because some people in there that shouldn't have been. >> reporter: over in new mexico, the little bear fire has score wered almost 40,000 acres of land. more than 240 home were destroyed there. >> this is our biggest fire in terms of property loss. >> reporter: officials say, despite the loss of homes, there are some things to be thankful for. >> we are fortunate that no lives were lost and that is some measure of success. >> reporter: the little bear fire is now 60% contained, one of 4,000 fires that have popped up this year across the country. country. a woman taxed by a massive black bear right on her front doorstep. who came to her rescue? it was the dog. >> details of how it all unfolded. good morning. we have changes in your forecast. a couple of showers moving through at the moment. a few more showers in your monday forecast. if you like heat, you'll love the five-day forecast.
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and guess who's back? julie wright. you can't miss that. she'll be up right after the break. 3q finally carpet cleaning got easier.
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producer and photographers won an emmy to their work there. >> yes. >> congratulation. >> you deserve that for all the foam you sucked up there. we want to congratulate and thank all of our coworkers here at fox 5 for making it such a including one ht. for the best morning news program. the best continuing coverage after story and the overall station excellence award. i was anchoring that day when you were out there. it was just incredible. >> i remember. >> i was marveling. >> one of the 4 hours that we were on, around the clock we were on for that. it was interesting. >> one of the 4 -- one of the 24 hours we were on. >> the produceers kept saying we're going back to talker. >> thank you very much. a big congratulations to matt who work very hard over there. >> yes, he does. >> i wish i would have known.
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i would have brought my trophy. temperatures yesterday in the 70s. 77 at reagan national. yesterday turned into a gorgeous day, lofts sunshine, low humidity and the ron we are mentioning yesterday is because it was a nicer day than today will be. -- and the reason we are mentioning yesterday is because it was anicer day than today will be. 77 at reagan international. more in the way of humidity and cloud cover today. 63 in gaithersburg. check out leonardtown. 54degrees for you. temperatures again on the cool side to start your day. here are your changes. showers moving in from the west and we're getting just enough rain showers to reach the ground here just out on the western side of the beltway and then a pretty good line showers well out to the west in western maryland and west virginia. that will come rolling through here later today as well. this is all the beginning of a change in air mass that will eventually lead to more
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humidity and a lot of heat around here towards the middle of the week. and i think our temperatures by wednesday and thursday will be getting awfully close to about 100 degrees. how about that? mostly cloudy today and mild overnight. temperature will start their warm-up gradually and 90 degrees tomorrow. that won't be so bad. partly sunny conditions. wednesday, thursday, friday, we'll call that a heat wave. mid-90s, near 100 by thursday afternoon and a gradual cooldown. a quick look at your weather. more details in just a minute. let's do some traffic and julie wright is back from extended vacation. welcome back. >> as you can see from your forecast, i packed a little heat with me as a gift to you on high return.
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>> outer loop of the beltway looks good headed around towards 270. no problems to report out of laurel. the construction has been picked up eastbound leaving nutley street headed for the beltway. no problems to report as you continue to work your way across the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. president obama celebrated father's day doing something a lot of dads like to do. he played golf. this video features family photos and footage of the president and his daughters. the president's campaign invites supporters to sign a father's day card for the president on its web site. gop presidential candidate mitt romney spent father's day in ohio. it is the second stop there in the swing state in four days.
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he made his way for brunswick's maple side farm for a father's day pancake breakfast. talk about the scare of a lifetime. she opened her front door and got the surprise of her life. up next on fox 5 morning news. >> i opened the door like that and i took a step and they were right there. he was right here -- she with her cubs on the porch. >> wow, face to face with a large mama black bear but that woman's dog actually came to the rescue. look at him there. he came to the rescue. >> calm now. >> we'll get the details of how it all went down coming up next. d the kitchen. that's why we created the lysol no-touch kitchen system. one solution for sparkling dishes, plus clean surfaces, plus healthy hands. all in a no-touch design. you can always expect more. like more on demand shows and movies than ever.
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says her pet saved her life when she came face to face with a bear. we have a report. >> he was just doing his job. >> reporter: if there was a canine of the year award, kai, an 8-year-old husky-lab mix deserves. he faced off way afamous black bear. >> air famous. >> reporter: tracy coburn said kai needed to go outside to use the bathroom. >> i opened the door like that and i took a step. she was right here with her cubs on the porch. >> reporter: tracy says kai lunged at the bear and the two became tangled. tracy could only stand to watch for low sew long as kai was being mauled. she ran out on the porch and that is when she said the bear
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came after her. >> i felt her get me and i thought that is when i thought i'm going to die. the paper towels that i heard, she punctured the whole roll through the cardboard. >> she made a mad dash to the car and lit off some firecrackers to scare the bear. as for kai, he is limping and other than that, he is fine. she says she'll be more careful about going out at night and she will always have kai by her side. >> if he wasn't with you, what do you think would have happened? >> the bear would have killed me. >> you know that dog is staying in the house from now on. >> with lots of treats. >> he has his own room.
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golf has a new u.s. open champion. his name is webb simpson. he won his first major title. he finished at one over 281. how about tiger woods? he finished at seven over par. basketball, the miami heat just two wins away from winning the nba title. they rallied from 10 points down to beat the oklahoma city thunder 91-85. lebron james led the way with 29 points and 14 rebounds.
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duane wade added 25 points. kevin durant had 25 points for the thunder but also ran into foul trouble. fawn leads the series two games to one. game four tomorrow night in miami. to baseball now, a tough weekend for the washington natsz. they were swept by the new york yankees in a three-game series. grampgees finished off the -- for the washington nationals. they were swept by the new york yankees in a three-game series. nats off today. we will begin a three-game series at home versus the tampa
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bay rays tomorrow. tomorrow. friday night marked what will likely be a once in a lifetime spectacle for many of us. daredevil nick wallenda successfully walked across niagara falls on that tightrope. >> he fought against winds and soaking mist about 1800 feet above this natural wonder. we have a report. >> reporter: nick wallenda says he credits his dad for keeping him calm. he climbed on the two inch steel cable with about 4,000 people watching here and
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another 100,000 or so across the niagara river. he began his careful journey into the mist step by step traveling 1800 feet across the gorge wearing custom made shoes by his mother. when he reached the middle, when he reached the middle, that is when the mist got really thick. it was tough for him to see and tough for us to see him. it enveloped him but he never really slowed down. insped of the predicted 35 to 40 minute journey, he made it in 25 minutes at one point kneeling on the wire and pumping his fist and looking skyward, he printed the last 15 feet for a platform where he was greeted by canadian customs officials and then his wife and three kids. he talked about the challenges he faced during the crossing. >> if i looked down at the cable, there was water moving everywhere. if i looked up, there was heavy mist blowing in front of my face. so it was a weird sensation. i think it almost made me feel more

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