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chief mark mcgraw. >> he said i am a joker and i'm going to lower my guns -- load my guns and blow everyone up. >> reporter: according to court documents, he told his boss he would like to see his brains splattered all over the sidewalk. anne arundel police were called and officers paid prescott a visit at his home. during a field interview with officers, the individual was wearing a t-shirt that said guns don't kill people, i do. >> reporter: police say they got a judge to order an emergency mental evaluation and issue a search warrant for prescott's apartment. he surrendered to a s.w.a.t. team without incident. >> once we entered the residence, however, we did discover a large carb a -- cache of weapons and a.m. nighing. >> reporter: this is what the major bergen said investigators found. 25 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, semi automatic rifles and 50ologist n. light of what rannen -- . >> in light of what happened a week ago in colorado, under arrest over, it's important for the community to know that we
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take all threats seriously. if you're going to make a threat, we will take action. >> reporter: at last check, neil prescott is phil is in the anne arundel medical center under evaluation and he is facing a host of state and federal charges. now, for more on who he is, where he worked and lived, let's go to my colleague, john henrehan. john? >> reporter: i'm in an industrial area of largo, maryland, called hampton park here. it's just inside the beltway south of fed ex field the suspect who made the telephone throats worked here. >> the pitny bowes company, according to an employee, has a contract to bring all of the mail and all of the packages headed to the u.s. house of representatives here for security screening. our source said the suspect, neil edwin prescott, worked as
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an i.t. person here. pitny bowles confirmed that prescott worked as a contractor. employees refused to talk on camera who was dismissed from his job. according to the search warrant, the disturbing telephone conversation between a former supervisor and prescott occurred on monday. investigating officers quickly realized that he owned a variety of firearms. a search warrant was obtained for his apartment at the kezwick park apartments in crofton. and month those items seized, one assault rifle and four magazines that carried 30 rounds each. the residents we spoke with expressed relief that police in prince georges and ann arundel counties took the threats over the phone seriously. >> people need to learn what happened in colorado, that it's not a joke and that this is 0
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serious. >> were police right to investigate and take it seriously? >> yeah, they were. absolutely. >> reporter: several employees here told reporters they were ordered not to talk to the press about this incident. again, pitny bowes released a brief statement saying he was employed by a subcontractor and that he's not been on any corporate property for at least the last four months. shawn, that's the latest from largo. >> john, thank you. we have continuing coverage on www.myfoxdc.com. we'll have another live report on the news edge at 6. tonight, we're learning more about the suspect in the colorado movie massacre. he's apparently -- he was apparently being treated by a psychiatrist at the university where he worked. several funeral services were held today and more for the
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weekend. james holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in the midnight showing of the new batman movie in aurora last week. and gary mcgrady net weather center, we have seen a disturbing pattern of lots of heat and storms to follow. most days these days. and i know you're seeing more storms on the radar. >> reporter: when i got in earlier -- . >> when i got in earlier, we had a few thunderstorms and they have since died down. to give you an idea where storms are and more importantly, where they are not and there is nothing in the city now. we had the shower down through parts of prince william county around dale city earlier and that has since basically weakened and dissipated. we're seeing a bit of stuff coming towards culpepper. let me show you sentinel radar. i will give you a sense where everything is moving. right now, it's all to the south of us and there is a
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little to the north and west. we have a few counties here this is in this severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 and that is to the south. culpeper, you're in this and to continue:00, we're expecting the strongest of the thunderstorms to be well to the south of us and that slight risk technically, we should get more later on and we have to talk about the heat, too. >> yeah. >> and we're getting used to this, laura. >> no, not me. >> and look at the temperatures now, cooling to 91 degrees. and we were up warmer than that and some places in the 80s. the heat index in the mid-90s and they had a heat advisory in place and there is one constantly in place and cancelled it early. it was not enough. >> and there you go. things are getting better.
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>> what about into tonight? >> i think there is a chance this evening. i don't think that it's a great chance but most of what we get is to the south. >> okay. >> the clouds have helped and that is a crazy unstable day and that keeps the clouds from juicing it up. >> okay. >> and we don't get much. >> okay. this is good news. >> and back to you. >> thank you, guys. maryland governor o'malley is rolling the dice and betting on the legislature to pass his plan to extend gambling. this is still far from a sure thing, tom? >> reporter: you're right about, that shawn. any expansion of gambling in the state of maryland is going to require the approval of the legislature next month and go to maryland voters in november. if this goes the way he hopes it will, maryland would add a sixth casino site that could be placed at the national harbor in prince georges county. after weeks of careful negotiations between leaders of competing counties and cities,
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governor o'malley laid his cards on the table. >> i have made a decision to call a special session. >> reporter: that is august 9th. lawmakers will consider a referendum letting maryland go from five to six casinos and some vegas-style video games currently not allowed. >> i don't know that there was a breakthrough. we continue to work at the table to find a way to move forward. >> reporter: that included careful assurances to counties that have approved casino sites and that a sixth casino wouldn't hurt their business. >> i think they want to seat other site and make sure there is revenue coming in and that this is going to create jobs. >> reporter: state officials say expanded gaming would bring in an extra $100 million in revenue to maryland and create construction and permanent casino jobs. >> my hope is with the expanded
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gaming, we'll have an opportunity not only to have more revenue but more jobs. >> reporter: and despite all of the confidence, it was the speaker of maryland's house who pointed out that this is not yet a done deal. the speaker bush is where the maryland casino glopped june. >> is it a done deal? i think you do what you do in the house with every piece of legislation. we will work on all of the specific legislation and do that before we come into the special session. >> reporter: the speakers' counter part's, senate president mike miller, sounded more optimistic. >> ann arundel county is going to continue to benefit from this and, in fact, all sites will benefit. >> reporter: ultimately, this is up to maryland voters. any referendum passed next month need voter approval in
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november . >> and in a short time ago, we received an e-mail statement from david cornish, the director of the company that runs maryland live and in to anne arundel county and said, quote, oversaturation of the casino is real and that maryland live has been open for two months and there is no open- ended path ahead for all of us but a deadline if legislator don't get this done by then, this can not go on the november ballot. >> thank you, tom fitzgerald. police are investigating a string of gas station robberies. the target, purses. vo shows the suspects pulling up in a dark suv and snatching the victim's purse by-from-the vehicle. the most recent incidents were yesterday between 945 gentleman a.m. and -- 9ive from a.m.
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and p.m. and some bowie residents woke up to a scary scene this morning. this morning, police rescued two girls barricaded in a home following a domestic dispute. around 4:00 a.m., a 16-year-old girl called police to report a fight between her mother and her mother's boyfriend. they said while they were on the phone, two gun shots were fired and that is when the 911 dispatcher got the teen to barricade her and her younger sister inside their bedroom until police arrived. >> there was rapid response to the scene. the children were given instructions right away to barricade themselves in the bedroom. at that point, when our est units were able to rescue them from the bedroom -- . >> and that that is a large platform or lad that can reach up to three stories high. the police were able to get the mother's boyfriend to surrender and fortunately no one was hurt. a pregnant d.c. woman
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drowned. according to the hampton roads pilot, she died and her husband is in serious condition. the rescuers discovered the couple floating space down about 20 -- face down about 20- yards from the shore. cheneth was six months pregnant and her unborn child died. u.s. mark police are searching for a man accused of assaulting a woman on the capital crescent trail and happened near the georgetown waterfront. the woman was jogging alone on wednesday night when a man attacked her from behind and choked her until she passed out. the suspect is described as well is having a muscular build, dreadlocks, and a light scruffy beard. still ahead, the human rights campaign tells fox 5 why they're so angry with chick filet. >> and know of youtube's biggest star is back. and also, lindsay murphy is live in asho burn with highlights from training camp. a, murph. >> hey, laura, is no news good news here at redskins park?
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i'll explain. and santana moss, a leap, mean fighting machine. next. gary, i am much cooler today, but just a moment and that breeze is out there blowing. the temperatures are down today. thank goodness the clouds are in place and that is helping things out. a couple of thunderstorms trying to pop up. most of it is to the south. the likelihood of getting a thunderstorm rolling through the city tonight. and we'll talk about that and the weekend forecast coming up. stay with us. [ male announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go?
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. i love it. the redskins wrapping up day 2 of training camp and one of the team's most familiar faces continues to prove he has what it takes. lindsay murphy is live from a cooler redskins park. murph? >> reporter: it's nicer today, shawn. and some fans are blowing on me. hey, there is no big story coming out of redskins training camp today, which is a good thing and means that everything is running smoothly and i there are no major injuries to talk b. weep to talk about santana moss. he came into camp 15 times lighter than last year and is not feeling his age, 33 years old. and the 33-year-old is seven years removed from setting a franchise record with 1,483- yards in tea. and he can't lean and -- in 2005. and spent most of the time in
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the spot and with the editions of them. right now, moss is taking nothing for granted. >> appreciate every day and i appreciate every time i get a chance to come and do what i love to do and i just, you know, and being that guy and show those guys no matter who they are and up to say this. -- and they were trying to make sure that we prepare to be that again. >> reporter: now, many are expecting moss to have a better season this year than last year and he provides a veteran presence for robert griffin 3rd, huge for the rookie quarterback. at 5:45, hopefully they'll be off of the field and we'll be joined -- they will be joined by brian arapo from texas. >> looking forward to talking to him. stay cool out there, lindsay. >> will do. it's hard to stay cool when
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that heat index is feeling -- if you don't have fans, that feels nasty. gary mcgrady? >> and you know, we get relief for the weekend. >> okay. >> and if everything goes as planned next week, we'll be pushing 90. >> okay. >> and that is goings to make us feel cooler here and that is the hottest on record and this is what that is looks like out there. south of us around dale city and they have basically just dissipated and so nothing is going there. the real heavy stuff, the severe weather is really south of 64. most of this now is south of
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richmond. technically, we do have a thunderstorm watch in place and that is in place for culpeper county. that that i will call for a spotty thunderstorm. most of this thunder activity is staying to the south of us this evening and there is a chance that something can bubble up. we'll be watching it. 89 at 7:00 and 85 or so at 9:00 and temperatures, lower 80s.
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remember how hot and muggy it was last night? >> uh-huh. >> should feel more comfortable than that and i will keep an eye out for storms popping up that can happen and that does not look like it's going to be widespread this evening. shawn. >> sounds good. thank you, gain. and a remindder, can you check the weather yourself 24/7 with the fox 5 weather app. download it to your droid, iphone or. >> i joy pad and on our website at www.myfoxdc.com. well, more backlash against chick filet since the company ceo publicly announced it supports the biblical definition of marriage. the protestors marched to the chick filet truck in downtown d.c. and gay rights groups are calling for a boycott of the fast food chain. this morning -- today, a spokesperson for the human rights campaign explain idea they're protesting chick filet. >> they missed the memo. timessia changing and we're seeing the lead in corporate america. most companies came out in support of lgbt martial and other qualities as l. they
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stick out as one of the few anti-gay companies. >> i wanted to read a statement here that the ceo put out. i will read a part of it. a part of the statement was chick filet said the company has always applied bibically- based principles to managing its business and that quote, for example, we believe the clothing on sundays, operating debt free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communeths and what makes us a stronger company. the culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. does this fall in line with what is going on in your opinion? >> that sounds to me like they're willing to take our money and still discriminate. >> and talk about what is happening to them financially. boston's mayor said no thank you to the chain. chicago's mayor said no thank you to expanding there. and groups like your own are out there in front bringing
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this problem to the forefront. how -- what do you want to happen in? >> we're not calling for a boycot but raising awareness of what chick filet is about and what they're doing. they have the rights and their own opinions. so do the mayor of chicago and boston. they have made their choice and they're listening up in the antilgbt ways. >> do you think -- and this is sort of a cultural question of where we are now and can that go forward and exist? i guess in the larger cities where you have a more diverse population, is this possibly a death for this company? >> that is tough to say. they might be okay going forward financially. it's out of step with america where the people are and where the rest of corporate america is. >> what do you do moving forward, as far as human rights is concerned, to keep it in the forefront?
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>> we're going to keep eye on them and it's not just about their president speaking against marriage equality. they giving a lot of money to a lot of groups that are anti- gay, some which distributed as hate-groups by the southbound property law center. when they sit there and say we will no longer spoke on this issue, if they're continuing to give the money to the hate- groups, they still speaking up on this issue. >> thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> and this is interesting. you never know where a political firestorm is going pop up. >> who would expect it at a fast food restaurant? >> yes. >> did you see it? one of youtube's most famous stars is talking about chick filet. antoine dodson, he said that he doesn't care about chick filet's policy.
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he is openly gay and said he wants to be treated with respect. >> just let me tell you this. i have -- uncles and aunties as well who don't approve of gay marriages and stuff like that, but they respect me. i don't care about one person, you know, opinion or how they feel. that is how they feel. that is fine. chick filet makes good meals and i eat there frequently. no one is going stop me from eating there. if i want a sandwich from there, i am going to have one. >> okay. some of his fans were surprised he supported chick filet and posted a followup video and said the worker at restaurant where he eats are nice to him. after months of instruction, adams morgan is looking better. see the final results coming up. plus. >> oh! >> you might be surprised what
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. d.c. mayor vincent gray and other city leaders are celebrating a major facelift in adams morgan. they were on hand for the official ribbon cutting marking the completion of the 18th street street scape protect. -- project. some improvements include water sidewalks, new bike lanes, pedestrian walkways and better street lighting. >> and those are a set of improvements we believe will enhance business development here in the community and also, frankly, make adams morgan an even safer place and. the project cost $6.810 million months to make. the games began. >> why michael phelps is emotional coming up. >> and mitt romney is trying to move past a comment that earned him some enemies in europe.
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we need to attack our problems -- not a woman's choice. [ obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. . all week long, thousands of scientists, physicians, scholars and activists have been in the district raising awareness about testing for aids. including familiar faces like bill gates, elton john and secretary of state hillary clinton. today, nancy pelosi spoke at the conference and said that although we continue to make advancements, we can't stop fighting the epidemic. >> we need optimist, whether in advancement of science or prevention of mother to child transmission. yet this, this optimism must not make us complacent.
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it can not, it must, instead, heighten our resolve. we have an obligation to be innovative and courageous in our thinking. where there is scientific opportunity, we have a moral obligation to fund it. >> and july was a big month for hiv advancement. a few weeks ago, the fda approved truvada, the first pill proven to prevent the disease. the 2012 olympics are underway. american audiences can't see the opening ceremonies until tonight. the ceremonies are being performed in front of a crowd of 60,000 people inside olympic stadium. the three-hour show is produced by danny boil, he brought slum dog millionaire to the screen. michael phelps said it will have special meaning for him. >> and i have had a lot of
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moments and to be emotional. and that is big. >> and she is not a household name but she'll carry the american flag as the u.s. delegation of 528 athletes enters olympic stadium. and mitt romney is trying to fix things after insulting gritbrate an for the opening games. meanwhile, president obama is reaffirming u.s. solidarity with israel before the next leg of romney's international trip. nicole collins has that story. >> reporter: as president obama signs into law legislation that expands u.s. military and civilian cooperation with israel -- . >> what this legislation does is bring together all of the outstanding cooperation we have seen at an unprecedented level. >> reporter: presumptive
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nominee mitt romney prepares to visit jerusalem saturday as part of a three-nation tour to bolster his foreign policy credentials. first, he attended the opening ceremony in london where the president continues the competition for attention launching this ad that will play for american audiences. >> i believe that the way you grow the economy is fundamental. i believe in fighting for the middle class because if they're prospering, all of us will prosper. >> reporter: the obama campaign ad comes as the president continues to take flag from republicans and some business owners for saying, quote, you didn't build that. arguing that businesses are built using government help. >> i think this was a political misstep by the president, and i think that is why the ads are being run. >> reporter: back in the states, romney's campaign is on a new report from the commerce department showing the u.s. economy slowed in the second quarter and. >> if you like door number one,
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governor romney's plan with tax reform, deficit reduction, or do i get door number two with very high marginal tax free incomes from the president's plan. >> reporter: romney said the legislation the president signed does not go far enough to improve ties with israel. a new report out shows a sharp slowdown in consumer spending between april and june and with some consumers cutting back on buying cars. the silver lining here, the u.s. economy expanded at a pace of 1.5% in that same time period, meeting analyst expectations. starting next wednesday, anyone convicted of driving drunk in the district could face stiffer fines, more jail time and mandatory incarceration if a child was in the car at the time of the offense. frank hara joins us. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me here. >> and we know you testified
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before d.c. couple to get the law passed. let's go over the specifics now. we know it will raise fines from $300 to $1,000 jail time from 90 to 180 days. i am guessing that madd is pleased with the changes? >> this is critical in modernizing the district's breath testing program, which helps give law enforcement the proper tools they need to catch drunk drivers and that attorney general's office and as a result, the public is protected. another key part is extra penalties for those driving drunk with a child passenger in the vehicle. and where madd stands, we believe that every child deserves a designated sober driver and driving drunk with a child passenger in a vehicle is a form of child abuse. >> frank, i was stunned. i read a statistic saying 28% of all traffic fatalities in d.c. in 2010 were alcohol- related. >> right. >> and this now law means more jail times, stiffer penalties,
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mandatory incarceration. do you think it's enough to keep people from driving drunk? >> and that is's step in the right direction. we were asking the council to amend the proposal so ignition inter-- inner lock devices, which require them to blow into the device and that is required for all convicted drunk drivers. currently, 17 states and most recently, virginiava, use the devises -- devices for all convicted drunk drivers and would have more of an assurance with punishment doing this. on the you can rip proposal effective on wednesday, there are a lot of coulds, makes and there is not a deterrent in the proposal to deter people from driving drunk and with that, they're reducing repeat offenses by 67% and some of those 17 states have seen a
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reduction by 50% in their drunk driving death. >> and hopefully we will so that here in the district of columbia and around our region. >> uh. >> frank hara, thank you for coming in. >> thank you. coming up next, a woman walks the first time in eight years. doctors said she would never walk again and she's proving them wrong. [ male announcer ] where did all the obama stimulus money go? friends, donors, campaign supporters, special interest groups where did the obama stimulus money go? solyndra: 500 million taxpayer dollars. bankrupt. so where did the obama stimulus money go? windmills from china. electric cars from finland 79% of the 2.1 billion in stimulus grants awarded through it went to overseas companies. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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. a woman who thought she would never walk again took a stroll yesterday thanks to new biopick technology. a drunk driver hit her eight year ago and she's been in a wheelchair since. with the help of the xo bionic suit she's testing out in oklahoma city, she's stood up and demonstrated how she can walk. >> and i am walking again and i would never have -- and to
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stand up for the first time and that is like a great day. to me, walking never gets old. >> and i could -- on my pdf. >> doctors say only 10 states and 14 health care error facilities have this technology. show hopes to walk and get her grad school diploma next year while wearing this suit. "good morning america" anchor robin roberts is trying to take a medical leave next month to receive a bone marrow transplant. she announced last month she has a bone and blood decide known as mds. during her absence, the 51-year- old said she will get help from hear abc network friends. barbara walters, diane cure sawyer and katie couric -- diane sawyer and katie couric will fill in for her. coming up next, we are talking with the skins linebacker brian arapo. >> plus. >> you would be surprised what can you do with some uncooked
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. the redskins are hard at work at training camp. the rookie quarterback robert griffin 3 is getting most of the attention and he's not the only star on the field. lindsay murphy spoke with brian arapo and is live in ashburn with the latest. >> reporter: you said that perfectly. robert griffin 3 is not the only person here. we did speak with brian because the redskins wrapped up practice 15, 20 minutes ago and we were hoping to have him on live and they held to a strict schedule. how are you feeling go 2 days into camp now? >> feels good. obviously, the heat is not killing us today, you know.
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we have a breeze and i think we're getting it together well. >> the linebackers that started last year and starting this year and how much do you benefit and will the defense benefit? >> yeah, i think we will. and the comradery, the temperature we had. and we're concerned that everybody knows, our linebacker knows how to play well together. you know, you want to do a lot of different variations, you know, and it's going to be a lot of fun this year. >> over the years, you have been frustrated with the fact that you get help so much when you play. have you worked on pass rush moves? is that something you're focusing on to avoid being helped so much? >> and every offseason, take what you did well and bad and that is what i am harping on and on i can't complain about it all of the time. i don't and have to take it to
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the next level. >> and you have seen the defense improve in three years? >> yeah. >> and how much does a defense that is going to be leading the team affect robert griffin 3? >> and he is going to apply his game and he has a good defense. >> and, obviously, there is some adversity. and more opportunity. >> is it less pressure for him, though? does it make a difference? >> and he's -- never seen him coming with so much pressure, obviously, that comes around here in d.c. and going out there. playing the game that he loves. >> reporter: has been the -- london fletcher has been the heart and soul for the team. when he re-signed, was that a lot off of your shoulder?
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>> and does that also. >> and everybody learns something that he is trying to -- and [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: hard to believe that it's his fourth season with the redskins. back to you. >> thank you, murphy. we'll see you later. how's the radar looking if. >> and that is clean. >> good. >> some showers to the south and there is nothing to worry about now. >> good. >> and we need the rain. >> yeah. >> and not the big thunderstorms that produce a lot of wind and lightning and hail and that bad stuff. speaking of that, look at that. >> and oh, boy. >> there were storms in stoney point, new york, in manhattan. and that is yesterday. yesterday, and they had storms rolling through the area there. i don't know capacity caused it, whether it was a tree farm on that and where there was a lightning strike something like that. it's impressive video that
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someone took off the back porch there. again, that is stoney point north of manhattan and the new york area there. let me show you the forecast through the evening. i want to keep at least a spotty chance of a thunderstorm in. the better likelihood is looking like it's going to be south. okay. the temperatures will drop into the 80s and this should say 85, not 95 and that is me bad. a spotty storm at 9. by 11:00, we'll just go ahead and take the chances of any thunderstorms out. okay. and this is sentinel radar now going around and around and there is nothing happening for the district. the way it's looking, i don't expect anything to happen. probably farther to the south and this cell here is just to the west some in spotsylvania county, culpeper, spotsylvania county, stafford county, westmoreland county, king george county, technically under a severe thunderstorm watch that will go until 10:00 and this is all we're seeing now and this is -- just about all of this is south of 64 there and south of want to tak
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north, too. there is a couple of thunderstorms breaking out through central secs of pennsylvania and that is not a big deal. here are the counties under the gun for the watch until 10:00. my suspicion is a lot of this gets cancelled early. okay. an eye to the sky, spotsylvania county as well and that is until 10:00. we are under a risk for severe weather. a slight risk of severe weather. but we're on the edge of that. for the most -- for most of maryland, southern maryland, you're farther into the risk. northern virginia and central virginia, the better likelihood that they may get showers and thunderstorms. some of those thunderstorms can go severe and there is another hot pocket back out here into ohio. and indiana and parts of illinois that may have some severe weather later on this evening. and that does not necessarily matter at all for us. 91 here in town now. the temperature has dropped off. 88 for monasses. you add in the humidity, it feels hotter and feels like 95
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in town; 92 for gaithersburg. real hot for fredericksburg and annapolis there and the upper 90s. thunderstorms to the south of us. there is a big bunch of them there and southern virginia to the north and another back to the north of us, running through pennsylvania and can you see to the west here, this is coming long, too and some frontal boundaries focusing here. a chance of showers and thunderstorms. again tonight, we're kind of in the center of the activity and that future cast doesn't seem like 9:00. eight:00 tomorrow morning, the sunshine and they pop up tomorrow afternoon and do this again. overnight tonight, a few clouds, 76, a little cooler in the suburbs and some upper 60s and the relative humidity is drying out a bit and this is what that looks like through the hours tomorrow. and this is the forecast. lower 90s for a high and we'll have a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. it's going to be hot tell. a little less humid. the thunderstorms possible late
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tomorrow afternoon and we'll watch to so if they're severe and looks like that is to the south. ninety on sunday. ninety, doesn't that sound refresh something. >> that is down right 89 and 88. >> some fall weather there. >> all right, thank you, gary. some high school kids are doing more than hanging around this summer. they part of a camp for young people who want to be engine or. they're building a bridge to the future. >> keep on going. >> reporter: sometimes a dream can come crashing down. >> and -- >> especially if it's made of uncooked spaghetti and epoxy glue. >> i'm never going to see spaghetti the same way again. >> this is engineering innovation camp. the high school kids design a bridge -- . >> that is perfect. very nice. >> reporter: the one all-female team took hot at first. >> i started giggling. >> it's helpful to have two other people helping you and learning how to do everything together and to succeed together. >> reporter: even crumble
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together but even in crushing defeat, there are lessons to be learned. for example, right over here, that that is the bridge the lady's teammate, take a look. once it's crushed, can you see where it broke. >> and if i build a bridge -- . >> and it's named for vivec mystery. >> and in this hunting. >> i they started slow. >> i feel the like the other groups were faster and that is looks like a plan. >> when it comes to stacking weights on the bridge? >> i am going to break. >> and for me to put on and i am trembling. i am like wow. >> keep on going. don't worry. >> all right. >> and -- . >> to add to. that. >> oh, my goodness.
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>> and he put his phone on top. >> ah. [ applause ] >> now, how much is that? >> and their spaghetti bridge was 67 pounds. >> i feel really great that we won this. feels like a big accomplishment. >> and he came with glue everywhere on his hair and hand and all of that. we're making the bridge and going do this and that. >> reporter: the students we talked with are stuck on becoming engineers, stuck like epoxy. >> i hate epoxy. i can tell you that much. spaghetti doesn't bother me as much. >> in rockville, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> pretty impressive. new on the news edge, details about the mass shooting threat in maryland. the suspect, who he is and what neighbors have to say about him. the changing face of the white house. a new poll shows more americans are opening their minds on who could be the next president. the results are surprising. we'll show you. and plus, pointing men in the right direction.
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. thank you very much for joining us at 5. the news edge at 6 starts right now. we're kicking off the news edge with new developments on the mass shooting threat in maryland. this is what we know right now. the suspect identified in a search warrant as 28-year-old neil prescott of crofton, maryland. police say he was in the midst of being fired from his job at pitny bowles and recently threatened to attack his boss. authorities searched prescott's home and found ammo and about two dozen firearms. the suspect is undergoing a mental health evaluation and has

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