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good morning, everyone. it is wednesday, june 20th, 2012. taking a live look at the woodrow wilson bridge this morning. temperatures already in the mid- 70s and, of course, hello humidity. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. it was hello humidity this morning. you could cut right through it like the old days in texas. tucker barnes, good morning to you. >> we are on our way for our first extended heat of the year as we should probably have the
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hottest temperature so far of 2012 later this afternoon with highs expected in the mid-90s. currently, it is in the 70s. you've got quiet conditions across the region. yesterday, we have a few showers and a thunderstorm down across the lower ethis morning, fine. we are nice and quiet. i don't think you'll see much in the way of rain today. you will notice the humidity and the heat building very quickly around here during the early-morning hours. humidity, way on up. 84%. winds are out of the south at three miles per hour. hazy, hot and humid conditions expected today with high temperatures eventually, drum roll, please. thank you. that's my way of stalling. high temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s. it will be extremely hot around here. heat advisory goes into effect at noon. we'll have that coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you being tucker. our top stories, in just a few hours, harry thomas, jr. will no longer be a free man.
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the former d.c. council member will start serving his 3-month prison term in alabama today. he left d.c. with his family yesterday. he was sentence to federal prison last month after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $350,000 in district funds. controversy this morning for d.c. mayor convince the gray's nominee to head the department of housing and community development. michael kelly admitted he had and fair as w. a coworker as director of the housing authority in philadelphia but he denies reports that he helped get that employee large pay raises. mayor gray says he will continue to push through the nomination. the cost of a cab ride in the district about is to go down just a bit. the $1 fuel surcharge is set to expire at midnight. the fee was imposed back in march of twoich and has been extended three times since then. the d.c. taxicab commission says gas prices have been falling and projections indicate a further shied is likely throughout the summer. in egypt this morning, a former president hosni mubarak
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is reportedly on life support after he suffered a stroke. he was moved to a military hospital by ambulance but there are conflicting reports about his condition. last night, egyptian tv reported that he died but the military says he is in fact in critical condition and breathing through a respirator. president obama is voicing confidence in europe's ability to tackle its debt crisis. >> as ainsley earhart explains, the support comes from what some are calling a successful g- 20 summit. >> reporter: europe wins support from world leads are for an overhaul of the euro zone. >> the countries of the european union that are here have common goals as does the u.s. we have the same objective of gaining economic growth and employment. >> reporter: the decision came from a series of meetings in the g-20 summit in mexico. >> on many aspects, the europeans are committing
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themselves to addressing the issues that they are facing at the moment. >> reporter: president obama says the u.s. is keeping a close eye on the european financial crisis. he says their economy has a direct effect on ours. >> as our largest trading partner, slower growth in europe means slower growth in american jobs so we have a profound interest in seeing europe prosper. >> reporter: british prime minister david cameron also sounding off saying the summit put an end to things involving the economy. >> they exited to take steps towards fiscal and economic integration. >> reporter: the german chancellor said leaders committed to involving the financial crisis. >> we are determined to solve this crisis. we want to do so by using a combination of fiscal consolidation, growth initiatives and a stronger
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european team work. >> reporter: leaders now await a european summit next week. they will then begin a push for a banking union with an aim of finalizing a broader plan by december. ainsley earhart, fox news. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning. ments wednesday, june 20th. a live look outside the streets of washington from our tower camper. ed high above our studios in northwest wash. the heat is on and it is just going to get hotter. get ready. buckle up, right? >> we are in for a ride over the next couple of days. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm will thomas. welcome to fox 5 morning news. good to have you with us. tucker, good morning to you. i guess we have been forewarned that this was coming and it feels like it is here. >> we saw it a couple of days ago and sure enough, it is here in the form of mendte of humidity this morning. any time you start your day
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with temperatures in the 70s and the dew point in the 70s, you know you are headed in the wrong direction. we have a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today through thursday night until 10:00 p.m. it will be the hottest day of the year with highs in the mid- to upper 90s. >> i thought it felt pretty hot yesterday too. >> the heat advisories wipe the smile off my face. i know the girls hate the humidity for the hair issues. >> it is sticky for a lot of people. >> more on that coming up. >> the radar showing quiet right now. the temperatures in the mid- 70s. not expecting any rain. no problems with the morning commute as far as rain and/or thunderstorm activity. i don't think we'll see much in the way of rain here for the next couple of days. our next real chance will be on
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friday. the heat blast will only last a couple of days. >> okay. we can handle. let's check in with julie wright and get the latest on your traffic. >> on a day like today, you just let the hairdo whatever it wants to do. there is no winning this game. >> absolutely. >> that is what you did, right, julie? i did. thank you very much. you know what? >> it is starting early. >> tucker, you don't want any of this. all right. on the roads this morning, we have lingering construction overnight. that what is was tying up the commute if you were traveling on 66 in virginia. they only had one lane getting by between 66 and tyson's notch sign of any roadwork at old georgetown road. outer loop of the beltway looks great at university boulevard. no problems to report. we have the long-term construction project that will
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be with us for the next month or so. traveling 395 here at the 14th street bridge, nice and easy right now crossing over the potomac headed over towards the southeast-southwest freeway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. back to you. we begin with breaking news. it appears police are looking for three people connected to an overnight stabbing in college park. an alert from the university of maryland says the stabbing occurred at or near the cornerstone grill and lost on baltimore avenue. it is unclear who the victim is but the alert says three people took off from the scene about 3:00 this morning. we'll bring you more information as it comes n. the crisis in evening magazine incident reach as a boiling point amid a political crisis. just as former president hosni mubarak is moved it a military hospital following a stroke. his heart stopped yesterday and he is reportedly in a comb.
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meanwhile, some hundred thousand protesters are out in cairo's central tahrir square. they called for a million man march. they claim their candidate won last weekend's presidential election and all are waiting for the results due out tomorrow. making local headlines this morning, harry thomas, jr. won't be back in the district for a while. he will start serving his 3- month prison term in alabama today. thomas left the district with his family yesterday. he was sentenced to federal prison last month after pleading guilty to embezzling more than 350,000 dollars in d.c. funds. that money is supposed to go to youth sports programs. fox 5 has learned michael kelly, the mayor's nominee for the housing and community development program, left his most recent job after having
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and fair with a coworker. >> reporter: despite the recent development, mayor gray says he continues to support michael kelly and will continue to push through the nomination. kelly has been nominated as the director of of department of community and housing development. at issue is a number of media reports from philadelphia. those reports allege kelly was having a sexual relationship with someone who worked for him. the media reports claim kelly may have even given that employee large raises. mayor gray says kelly admitted to the sexual fair but was cleared of any wrongdoing by the department of housing and urban development. gray said it is important to remember kelly was successful in his position as housing authority director here in d.c. for many years. >> michael hay very, very successful career here in the city. i worked closely with michael. he was here for eight years i think from 2000 to 2008. i worked closely with him. of his a nationally respected
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professional. as far as we know, he laid out the details, he brought it to us. we had the issue verified through hud. >> the primary issue should be his ability and skills with regard to housing inform there is something in his personal life and it has been getting this much attention in philadelphia, then we should look at that as well. >> reporter: it is important to know that this is a nomination. there still needs to be a public hearing and also a full council vote on the issue. in the newsroom, matt ackland, fox 5 news. to maryland now where the search is for the man who stabbed someone right in broad daylight. this happened during rush hour on new hampshire avenue near eastern avenue in takoma park. the suspect came up from behind and demanded the victim's belongings. he then stabbed the man several times and took off way backpack containing a laptop. the unidentified victim is in critical condition but was able it give police a god
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description. suspect. police are investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old boy in howard county maryland. a neighbor found him in a field on frederick road in ellicott city yesterday. he was flown to shock trauma where he is listed in critical but stable condition. police have not released any other details. new details on the dewey beach murder we've been talking about. the man believed to have killed a woman inside a delaware beach motel was found dead himself over in new jersey. investigators believe he killed danielle mehlman in the atlantic ocean side motel. the elementary school teacher's body was found tuesday morning. yesterday police found the suspect dead in a motel room in new jersey. a man allegedly opens fire on his girl friend's children. police say they actually heard the gunshots. >> the latest on this tragic
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scene at a civic center as we check more headlines. @
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a shooting in texas leaves a toddler dead and his brother in critical condition. this happened yesterday afternoon at the holiday inn civic crepter in laredo. police say a 36-year-old man opened fire on his girlfriend's children ages six and 21 months. the boy's mother was found dead hours later on a property hundreds of miles from the motel. jerry sandusky could take to the stand today in his child sex abuse trial in pennsylvania. his wife testified for the defense yesterday. she told the court she remembers most of the men who have accused her husband of abusing them as children but says she never saw any inappropriate contact with them over the years when they visited the couple's home. the former penn state football coach is charged with 51 counts
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of child abuse and could face life in prison if convicted. sandusky denies all the charges. the head of j. p. morgan chase was back on the hot seat yesterday. jamie dimond testified on tuesday before a house committee. member grilled him about the chase's multibillion dollar trading losses. dimond says the bank made honest mistakes but informed investigators promptly. >> we disclosed what we knew when we knew it. >> wouldn't you be serving them better for you spent more time fixing out these mathematical formulas, won't you do a better job if you evaluate the ininvestment? >> it is estimate chase lost more than $2 billion on the risky trading. dimond says he won't know how much until the bank reports its quart arely earning next month. -- its quarterly earnings next movement. mitt rome know says abc
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news got to wrong and florida senator marco rubio is being considered for vice president. abc and the "washington post" reported yesterday that rubio was not in the running for the number two spot but immediately romney shot down the report. >> the story was entirely false. marco rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process. on this hot first day of summer, many people will be headed to the beach. but up next, they're going across the bay bridge. you may want to plan for some delays. >> we'll tell you why the bridge will be closed for at least a little while today. >> all right. lots of the heat and lots of humidity in the forecast starting with right now. our temperatures already in the mid-70s. i'll have the details on the scorching heat and julie wright will have a look at traffic. we'll do it right after the break.  [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do...
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welcome back. taking a look at the washington monument. you kind of see it there through the haze and thickness that is out there on this first day of summer, tucker. it is officially summer. >> 7:09 tonight. so 12 more showers. >> it feels like it as far as
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i'm concerned i >> no doubt about it. these are our hottest temperatures so far of 2012. i love summertime but it does get a little excessive around here sometimes. i think today will be one of those days with high temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, actual air temperature. >> figure out who has a swimming pool. a very easy process. >> i start with julie wright. not a fancy pool, mind you, but it's a pool. yesterday turned into a day with temperatures in the 80s. we are starting off with very
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warm temperatures. dew point temperature are in the upper 60s to about 70. that is a combination for plenty of discomfort. speaking of uncomfortable, i can't switch my map. i have to go move here. here is satellite-radar. we've got high pressure building in across the region. we've got very quiet conditions. we are not expecting much in the way of any thunderstorm activity to bring us relief today. it will just be plain old hot with the wind out of the south and southwest at time today kind of reinforcing the blowtorch effect. afternoon high temperatures in the mid-90s. actual air temperatures when you mix in the humidity that i mentioned and it will feel like 100 to 105. we will have we will have a heat advisory from today at
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noon until 10:00 on thursday night. sunshine, could be an isolated storm out in the mountains. 96 the daytime high. the heat index will feel more like 100 to 105. wind will be out of the north and west. keep yourself cool. stay air conditioned. lots of liquided here over the next couple of days. 98 tomorrow. 93 on friday. late in the day on freeway, some thunderstorms will start to bring us relief with a cold front and here is brighter news. by the weekend, temperatures in the upper 80s with less humidity so it should get more comfortable this weekend. let's do some traffic now and julie wright has got your latest. >> good morning. my pool is starting to get crowded with all you folk coming over and your big feet. it is only a two by two pool. >> we might have to move up to the next size. >> i might have to take you out
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to the community pool in the village. trying to keep our cool is not going to be easy. traffic flow is working in your favor. we do have lingering construction outbound on 50 at 704. this is southbound 270 coming in out of germantown. easery drive headed past mva the overnight construction that was in place at 28 has cleared from the two right lanes. there was roadwork that was set up along eastbound 66 coming in towards the capital beltway. some traffic was able to get by. no problems to report south at the wilson bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. >> thank you. if you are planning to hit the beach today, plan accordingly. traffic officials are closing the route 50 bay bridge for 40 minutes tbipping at 1:15. this closing the brim as a precaution as four new cargo cranes make their way to the port of baltimore. officials say they're worried drivers would stop to watch and
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cause accidents. the key bridge near baltimore will also close for about 20 minutes at 3:15. the cost of a cab ride in the district just about ready to go down, a little bit anyway. the $1 fuel surcharge is set to expire at midnight. the d.c. taxicab commission says gas prices have been falling and projects indicate a further slide is likely throughout the summer. >> any reduction is good in my book. >> yes, it is. the late godfather of go-go my soon live on in d.c.'s langdon park. mayor gray submitted a bill to designate the western portion of the partner as chuck brown park. in a statement, the brown family thanked mayor gray for the honor saying they hope the park will be a place that people can come together to celebrate things that were important to check brown, including family, live, peace and love and i'm sure music on that short list as well. imagine showing a boat off
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to prospective buyers and right in the mid of the test ride, the boat burst into flames. >> it happened on this yacht and the flames were captured on video. here is neil cavuto with this morning's business report. >> fedex saying that the slowing global economy will slow down its earnings over the next year. they are also expecting to take a money hit from the higher costs. but one american company taking a big chance overseas. walgreen's is buying a big stake of european health and beauty retailer. the cost nearly $7 billion. we are getting more troubling news about the job market itself. employers in april posting the fewest job openings we've seen if five months, assign the companies are still cautious and may be getting more so about spending more cash on new workers. fewer americans are spending
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their cash at least on the nook. seams are down more than 10% still facing competition from the ipad. here is good news for drivers that has nothing to do with falling gas price. a new report saying the number of stolen vehicle was down last year. that is business. i'm neil cavuto.
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a boat in the san francisco bay erupts into flames and it happened while its owner was taking prospective buyers for a test drive. >> as alafter the accident savage reports, luckily, no one was hurt this time. >> reporter: this 30-foot long yacht exploded into a huge floating fireball this afternoon and even set fire to part of the pier as well. we object taped these photos taken shortly after the flames broke -- obtained these photos taken shortly after the flames
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broke out. the owner was taking someone for a test drive. he says the boat was having engine trouble so he was heading back to shore when there was an explosion in the motor department. >> today is a pretty lucky day. he did have are -- his hair was singed and he did have a close encounter with some pyre today. >> the boat slammed into the pylons and caught them on fire. the sheriff's department made sure they could tow the boat out before it floated into that restaurant. share shaish's deputies towed the boat out to open water from firefighters put out the flames. the boat burned down to the water line and eventually sank. >> all three people in that report were shaken up but expected to be just fine. >> very lucky and an explosion
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and they were able to get out in time. lebron james and the miami heat now just one win away from the nba title. >> plus the nats and rays and the controversy over some baseball gloves. see them talking about it. it led to an ejection. i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine.
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what a pass from lebron james. his ninth assist. >> in today's sports breakfast, game four of the nba finals in miami. the heat rallied from a 17- point deficit in the first half to come back to beat oklahoma city 104-98. lebron james led the way with 26 points, nine rebounds and 1 assists. the heat now leads three games to one and could win the title tomorrow night in miami. the nats and rays kicked off a three-game series.
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tampa bay had a big third issuing scoring four runs that included a two-run how manier by carlos pena. the nats pop back to make it 5- 4. in the eighth, davie johnson has it is ump check the pitcher's glove. so you can see right there they are taking a look at t he gets ejected for too much pine tar on his glove. the rays tried to do the same thing to ryan matthews in the ninth. davie weighs in on the pine tar incident. >> somebody has been known to use a foreign substance on their glove or their hat. a nice hot night is the time to use it. so i checked. obviously, he had it. the orioles in new york taking on the mets notch score but

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