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south a fire turns deadly in bridge county actually little girl pulled from the burping home dies just hours later. we'll tell you why firefighters are headed back to the neighborhood today. a proposal to build a casino at the national harbor is up for district attorney -- up for debate once again. we'll tell you what is on the table this time. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >> straight up 6:00 on this thursday, august 9th, 2012. taking a look outside right now. there is that haze wave been talking about all morning long. you can see a little bit of the
sun starting to come up. it will be a huged and sticky one, folks. thank you for waking up on this thursday. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> you love to see that shot, that nice in the morning butt haze kind of messed up your beautiful sarah shot. the summer simmons shot. >> that is my other name. >> let's do the forecast. you pretty much gave it away. hot and stick y this afternoon. >> temperature in the low 90s. >> it's all right. you're not the first anchor to do that. 75 in ocean city. 76 at patuxent naval air station. could be a thunderstorm this afternoon. just like yesterday, much of your day will feature hazy, hot and humid conditions. there is some cloud cover off to the north and west. here is the good news. we've got changes, particularly tomorrow and as we get into the weekend, some cooler and drier air on the way. we'll talk about that coming up in a few minutes.
a real quick thunderstorm to our south and east this morning down towards salisbury. 93 right now in -- 93 this afternoon in washington. 92 in la plata. 88 in front royal. >> okay. >> that's how it is. >> how it is going to be on the roads? >> let's ask lauren demarco. >> good morning. a couple of thins to watch out if. in glen burnie reported fun issued branch road involving a motorcycle. let's take a live look from trafficland. we do have the volume building around town in your typical stretches. traveling 95 northbound, watch for the volume there through lorton heading up into newington. traveling 395, no issues to report for you. seeing the volume start to build slightly as you leave the beltway heading past edsall road but no accidents or incidents. 66 slowing out of man as as and near 123. 270, you will find the volume
as you are on the brakes leaving frederick towards 109 and towards 121. once you get towards father hurley boulevard, everything is smooth sailing. seeing the delays 66 unbound out of manassas. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. our top story this morning, a fire rips through a maryland home with a family inside. >> a little girl has died and two others are in crit cap condition. melanie alnwick has the latest on the investigation. -- two others are in critical condition. >> reporter: the firefighters arrived four minutes after getting the call that this duplex was on fire. even in that short period of time, the smoke and flame became deadly killing that little girlfriend called jade and critically injuring her
father. the 5-year-old girl and the 15- year-old boy, her father's brother were trapped upstairs. one team battled the flames with hoses. another team set up ladders and the third rushed in to rescue the children. the 4-year-old fort was found outside in the front yard injured and frantic. >> you just see black clouds and all that and you get here, you see the house in flames. they brought a map out screaming for his daughter. -- they brought a man out creaming for his daughter. they brought his daughter out. she looked like lifeless. they brought like a 12-year-old boy out. they was trying to bring him back it life. >> reporter: the 15-year-old boy was eventually stabilized and taken to the washington hospital center burn unit. he is in critical condition. the five-year-old couldn't pull through. she died around 8:00 yesterday evening. the father also in critical condition at the washington hospital center burn unit with third degree burns over 50% of his body. later today, firefighters will
be out here in the neighborhood talking to neighbors once again about fire safety and the importance of smoke alarms. we are told this home did have two working smoke detectors. >> thank you. prince george's county police have released new surveillance video showing what they say is a maryland man abducting an 8-year-old girl. you can see the man in this video who police believe as charles amofa and i little girl walking outside the value village thrift store in adelphi on july 9th. amofa was arrested monday after allegedly sexually salting a six-year-old girl at a nba playground. police say he kidnapped that girl from the same thrift store. store. maryland's special session starts today. lawmaker are getting called back to annapolis to take up legislation on gambling. the governor wants to expand gambling to allow table games like black jack and a new
casino in prince george's county. the a senate committee is due to vote later on this afternoon. vote are will ultimately decide the issue in november. alumnae at the university of virginia are demanding answers as to why the school board tried to remove president theresa sullivan. a group of former students spanning three decades sent an eight-page letter to the board calling for an open and dispassionate analysis of the university's governance. sullivan resigned back in june but was reinstate ed two weeks later. it has been months since it is seducen g. komen foundation briefly ended its funning for planned parenthood. the breast cancer group's president and founder are both stepping down. president liz thompson will leave next month and nancy
brinker is relinquishing her role as founder. a minute ore cleanen00 is under way in vietnam decades after the u.s. leaves behind a dangerous chemical. >> for the first time since a fire storm ignited over anti- gay remarks by chick-fil-a's president, anew restaurant is opening up in our area. -- a major clean-up is under way in vietnam decades after the u.s. leaves behind a dangerous chemical. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are bilingual. yeah, i dated a comma in high school. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy.
fifty years after american planes first sprayed agent orange over the jungles of vietnam. the united states is now beginning to clean it up. early this morning there was a groundbreaking sir moany at a former u.s. air base in da nang. dioxin has seeped in the water and soil. investigators are still searching for a motive into the sikh temple shooting in wisconsin. the fbi did determine that the gunman wade opinion, shot shimself to death during his battle with police. they say he put the gun to his head right after an officer
shot him in the stomach. six people were killed in sunday appear shooting. three others remain in critical condition. tropical storm ernesto gaining strength after crossing mexico's yucatan peninsula. no deaths or major damage have been reported but ernesto did rip down billboards and topple some trees. the storm skirted along mexico's far southern gulf coast passing some of the country's offshore oil wells. ernesto is building towards, strength and is expected to make land full again tonight in a region prone to flooding. still ahead, a push for healthier food options in one local school district. what is being done to revamp the menu there? >> have you note ied a lot of spiders lately? >> yes. >> so have i. if so, you are not alone. it is a nationwide problem apparently. we'll tell you why coming up after the break. >> get ready to pay even more at the pump. prices are already going up and expected to rise even higher by this weekend. apparently, we all need to stay home.
you know this summer's record high temperatures and extreme drought across much of the nation is causing an increase in spiders. a wildlife expert says since all insects are cold flooded the exteam heat causes them to develop quicker which results in more generallations popping up now compared to years past. the dry summer also means more encount answers hungry bears since their normal summer diet of greens and berries have been ruined by the heat. bears have been spotted rummaging through garbage and in this case, breaking into a candy store. we've seen a bear go into the mall. >> see, that is -- that explains it. they have abeen all over the place. they're looking for food. >> there was a big summer sale at that mall. >> on fur coats. >> a little different story. >> little bit.
>> all right. >> enough with the spiders and bears, oh, my. >> i have noticed more spiders around the house. >> i have. >> yeah, mosquitos. >> i think we're good as long as we don't see any bears in the backyard. i have seen foxes on the road. >> they are all over the place. they were. >> when we come into work in the early morning, they are often out. more on animals in just a minute. going to be another hot and sticky day. our temperatures are forecast to once again soar into the low 90s. so we'll be on the hot side and the humidity is still in place. air mass really hasn't changed gears here. it will as we get into the weekend. could be a few storms out there today. much of your day dry. i think we'll have a decent amount of sunshine here to start your morning. we'll see clouds with the possibility of a few storms later this afternoon. friday soaker. looks like we've got rain in the forecast tomorrow. could be some thunderstorms. could be some soakers tomorrow afternoon as we could see some heavy downpours with the cooler and drier air starting to move
in during the day tomorrow and will really start to move in for the weekend. i think by saturday afternoon, our temperatures will only be in the low 80s with much less in the way of humidity. believe it or not, overnight lows here in washington, by sunday morning may bottom out in the mid-60s. so we might be able to save a little on the air conditioner. 76 right no in washington. 77 this morning in annapolis. -- 76 right now in washington. we are not terribly cool at this hour. 60s off to the north and west. 66 in martinsburg. 68 in winchester. it is still humid across the region. a storm starting to get going towards hagerstown. cold front will arrive in a series here, kind of start to move in later this afternoon. that could kick off a couple of showers and thunderstorms. the main event will get in here tomorrow and tomorrow night and this whole mess will kind of move through the area and give us a pretty good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
then behind the front, you got to look up on the northwest side of the van there. when that finally pushes through, the cooler and drier air will definitely be in place. and the second half of your weekend, saturday afternoon and sunday, look fantastic. today, hot and humid. scattered afternoon storms back. yesterday, we were 91. close to yesterday's daytime high. winds here out of the south and west at five. there may be some overnight showers developing towards day break tomorrow. here is your five-day forecast. 87 tomorrow. lots of clouds around. showers and storm back in the forecast. saturday, we start the morning with cloud cover and rain showers. i think by saturday afternoon, we may see a little sun. temperature only 82. 86 on sunday. 88 on monday. finally, some temperatures in the 80s here in the month of august. haven't done that yet so far. that is weather. let's do some traffic and lauren demarco is in this morning. she has a sunny look at the traffic. >> a sunny look? >> i'm he hoping. >> okay. we do have a couple of things going on.
so maybe not too sunny but let's take a live look from traffic land as you travel southbound 270. we had reports of a wreck just prior to 121 off on the right shoulder. watch out for that. you have delays off and on approaching 109 from route 80. also, if you are traveling -- here we are inbound new york avenue, bladensburg, no real problems for you here. route other looks good. not much of an issue on the beltway right now. we do have an accident reported in glen burnie, that involving a motorcycle. no issues heading in towards m street. we had report of a disabled vehicle blocking a lane in lorton. >> thank you. there is no evidence of widespread cheating on standardized tests at d.c. public schools. that is the finding of a 17-
month investigation and in this new report. investigators concluded that there was no reason to probe beyond noyes education center in northeast. at least one teacher there coached students. for years, parents have been fighting to healthier school lunches and now it seems one school system in our area is heading down the right path. according to the "washington post," fairfax county school district is hiring a consultant to help give their program a makeover. the cullant is expected to figure out how to add healthier food with fewer additives for the breakfast and lunch offerings. students at george c. marshall high school will get made from scratch lunches. wow! >> that is going to be good for them. made from scratch lunched. >> beats the cardboard pizza i used to get back in the day and fruit cups from the store.
>> you remember the spaghetti? >> i actually liked that. >> pretty good. >> speaking of food, since we are on that topic, in an attempt to boost sales during certain hours, mcdonald appear is going after -- mcdonald's is going after the early morning crowd. we'll get live to fox business news for the details. get a free sweet treat and help kids fighting breast cancer. rita's italian ice is celebrating the new location on fairfax boulevard. they are collecting hats for children. the first 50 people who bring hats will get free rita's ice for a year. for a year. >> then from noon until 10:00 p.m. were rita's will be giving with a free regular water ice. >> can you bring me some ice back? >> i knew you were going to ask
guess what. breakfast is coming extraering to a popular fast food chain but for right now, we'll start off talking about the markets with lauren simonetti with fox network. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. >> let's start off talking about the markets. what can we expect today from the markets? >> all right. well, flat trading yesterday but today is also flat but slightly higher so we are continuing the winning streak. it has been a pretty good week so far. up seven points to the day yesterday. slight gain for the s&p. so the week really has been fantastic and that maul gain is better than a big loss and we are hoping for more green arrows. we bet jobless claim data and data on the size of the united states trade gap with the rest of the world.
>> we always seem to be saying bad things about gas. >> the record has been $3.61. that is 10 cents more than last year and we could see $4 a gallon gasoline in a matter of days in some states on the west coast particularly because of the chevron refinery outage. so the moral of this story is we teased you with lower gas prices identify little bit earlier this summer but they are going back up and fast. juror let's talk about mcdonald's apparently they are going to start serving breakfast some some spots for the late night or early morning crowd like us. >> matters how you look at t those hotcakes look good at certain hours in the early morning. so it will be breakfast right after midnight at certainly locations. see if it works. executives want to boost the slow period between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. when we're so busy. if only there were a mcdonald's open close to us. you can get breakfast during those hours. yesterday, mcdonald's said
their global sales were flat in the month of july. >> that probably will make us work out a little bit more because we will be eating more. really hungry that time of the morning. >> i know. i'm not going to ask why. >> always good to see you. coming up, the wait is almost over. time to get ready for football and a fierce battle for every undecided vote as the race for president may be turning into a gender war. the latest poll numbers for both candidates. we're keeping an eye on that when we come back. [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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excite about the new franchise quarterback because he is expected to see 12 to 20 plays tonight. that is about a quarter of action. you going to stay up? >> i think i will. >> is it 7:00 or 7:30? >> it said 7:00. >> so we can stay up. >> so 7:00. >> i have to remember. tweet me. >> okay. the game. e will probably be he'll probably be out. >> a lot of people you want to see. >> no, i jut want to see him. >> i have a few more on the list. >> let's do some weather. generally quiet here in the metro area but outside the immediate area, we've got a fall showers north and west up towards hagerstown. looks like there in southern pennsylvania and then another little thunderstorm complex. you can't see it under the banner there but it is down towards salisbury, just west of salisbury. you can see some flashes there and there has been a little
thunderstorm that has developed there in the past hour. otherwise, quiet, should be a lot of sunshine here to start your day. will be hot and sticky with highs expected to once again top out in the 90s. we've been in the 90s every day this month. and why change things when things are working so well. >> 76 in washington. temperature at dulles, 70. 71, bwi marshall. forecast highs for today as i mentioned, back in the 90s. our average daytime high should be about 87. not your imagination if it feels like a little bit on the warm side. >> it is a little warm in here. >> he is over here powdering. >> like they don't know you're wearing make-up. >> what? >> sarah, calling the guys out. we had a bit of an issue on metro at reagan national
airport, the metro station there. we had a track issue so anticipate delays in both directions, the blue and yellow lines. let's take a live look. if you are traveling southbound 270, we had reports of two accidents, one just prior to 121 clarksburg. watch for delays before 109 as you travel southbound. after 118, it does begin to open up for you. should be a nice trip in towards the beltway. the play itself in montgomery county leaving college park to head into silver spring. outer loop, seeing that volume start to build as you head past new hampshire avenue. other than that, you should be in pretty good shape. 66, heavy and slow through manassas and we are seeing a little bit of fog out there. so you do want to watch out for that. you will find delays approaching and getting past route 50 to 123. smoother trip in towards the beltway. look at that fog though. 95 northbound, heavy and slow off and on from prince william
parkway up towards 7100 and 395. we are see something delays from duke to seminary. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >> in this morning's big story, a special session in maryland later this morning. general assembly will meet in special session to consider expanding gambling in the state. the legislation under consideration would allow a sixth casino in prince george's county and allow table games like poker and black jack at all state gambling sites. another big story we are talking about is a deadly house fire in maryland. >> that's right. flames traped a family inside a burning home in chapel oaks. melanie alnwick is live in the scene with the latest this morning. >> reporter: in a few hours, prince george's county firefighters will return to the scene here. they will be canvassing the neighborhood talking to people about fire safety and the importance of smoke detectors. now, the home here on carrington court did have two working smoke detectors but even though, you can see how bad things got in a very short period of time.
upstairs here in this duplex is where the little girl who friends called jade and the 15- year-old boy were trapped. firefighters had to battle heavy flames on the first floor. the fire and smoke had also broken through to the second floor where the children were. crews ran hoses inside and ladders to the second floor. they pulled the five-year-old and the 15-year-old out of the window and neighbors said they and lifeless. the girl's 24-year-old father actually met firefighters out in the front yard when they arrived. he have badly burned as well and calling for help. >> i heard the man in there hollering help, help. but wasn't nobody out here but me and i started hollering help, help. i saw the flames coming from the house. >> reporter: the 15-year-old was stabilized and is in critical condition but the five- year-old couldn't pull through. she died around 8:00 p.m. last night. her father is in critical condition with third degree burns over 50% of his body. and at this point, fire investigators say they do not
know the cause of this fire. back to you. >> thank you for that report. checking some of the morning's other stop stories, police in prince george's county want you to take a good look at this surveillance video. it shows a suspected serial bank robber at the capital one bank located on marlboro pike. the suspect is linked to five robberies in district heights in the district heights area. the most recent robbery happened tuesday afternoon. d.c. residents and local leaders are joining members of d.c.'s lgbt community for a rally and safety walk tonight. the event is in response to an alleged hate crime that happened last month. police say a gay couple was walking home when three young men beat them. one of the victims spent time in the hospital because of his injuries. the walk starts at 7:00 p.m. at the big bear cafe in northwest. that is right here the site of the assault. prince george's county residents had a chance to rate the power company's perform'ss more than a month after the
powerful derecho damaged homes, topple trees and cut power to people in june. >> lots of my neighbors have suffered food loss. they couldn't have any communication and they were really in a bind. >> we are in favor of burying the wires. we do not want pepco to get an increase until it is deemed warranted, necessary, deserved. and right now, we feel that it isn't. >> the public service commission is holding eight hearing across maryland to hear how residents weathered the storm. the hearing will continue -- the hearings will continue next week. new this morning, chick-fil- a is opening a new restaurant in prince george's county today. the grand opening in district heights is the first in our area since the controversial surrounding the cup's stance on gay marriage started. the restaurant is expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to the area. on the campaign trail today, president obama is
rallying supporters in colorado holding event in pueblo and colorado springs. mitt romney is raising money in new york as he gears up for a bus trip through battleground states. he starts on saturday in virginia with governor bob mcdonnell. still ahead, another history-making night for team usa in london. we'll have olympic highlights coming up next. we could get another glimpse of the suspect in the colorado movie massacre today. we will tell you why james holmes is expected in court. >> he made hiv as first man to walk on the moon. this morning, nasa is sending well wishes to neil armstrong as he recovered from surgery. more on that when we return.
judge will scale back on a gag order that is barring the university of colorado from releasing any information. james holmes is expected to atornadoes today's hearing. he is accused of killing 12 people and hurting 5 # others in that mass shooting. after an alert about swine flu around the nation, indiana has seen a dramatic rise in new cases. lab tests have confirmed 113 new canadians across 18 counties in the state. the symptoms are similar to the seasonal flu and last three to eight days. the virus cannot be transmitted by eating pork products. neil armstrong is recovering from heart surgery. the 82-year-old received well wishs from his colleagues at nasa for a speedy recovery. armstrong was the commander of the apollo 11 commission and was the first man to walk on the moon. earlier this year, he attended
an event for former astronaut john glenn. >> time for the olympic recap. another big win for team usa's men's basketball team. they dominated australia last night 119-86. held scoreless in the first half, kobe bryant led the americans. next up, the semifinals against argentina tomorrow. >> the united states also hay big night in beach volleyball. misty may trainer and kerry walsh jennings became the first olympic gold medalists. >> the usa is now on track as far as the medals go he medals >> there are some more golds in
our future. we've got women's soccer, men's basketball, women's basketball. so more to come. >> still some more winning to do. >> all right. >> is the forecast a winner? >> not so much today. sticky, hot, 90s. going to be a winner. the temperatures will own be in the 80s with lower humidity by sunday. i know this stretch continues and today will be another day where the temperature -- it won't take much to get back into the upper 1r0 and low 90s. 57 right now in washington. there has been some fog developing particularly out to the west. dulles reporting fog. we've got fog at reagan national as stems in spots are cooling to the dew point temperatures. that is what is causing the fog. temperatures here not terrible this morning. we will warm up quickly and as we mentioned, we are expecting highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. i think we'll be 92, 93 in washington.
it will be a sticky one this afternoon with plenty of humidity. that same air mass that has been around for days hasn't moved and it won't for another 24 to 36 hours. we do have changes on the horizon. you see all the rain shower activity, thunderstorms too into independent in. this is a series of cold fronts and an area of low pressure that will all start to press towards the wash area starting later this afternoon. we could see a few scattered thunderstorms later today and then overnight tonight, wing we'll start to cloud up and a pretty good chance -- i think we'll start to cloud up and a pretty good chance of thunderstorms. you have to look up for the north and to the west up into wisconsin. when that final cold front cops through during date on saturday, we will cool things down and for a time, we'll lose the humidity around here. saturday night's lows even in town likely to be in the mid- 60s and both saturday and sunday, our daytime highs will only be in the low 80s. low to mid 1r0 so nice. here is your futurecast. put it in motion for you. not terribly impressive but one or two thunderstorms late this
afternoon and tonight. overnight tonight, we might see a few showers develop by tomorrow morning's commute. there we are for tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon, you get the idea. we have showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast. the best chance for rain will be during the day tomorrow and then we'll gradually clear things out on saturday. i don't think saturday will start promising with some cloud cover and a few showers. by saturday afternoon, sunshine, lower humidity, 82. sunday looks fantastic. monday not bad. temperatures in the 80s with low humidity for the day on sunday. >> beautiful. like that weekend. >> thank you. hello, tony perkins. >> good morning. >> good morning, effect. guess what it is time for -- good morning, everybody. guess what it is time for. >> ask the weather guys. the most popular segment in morning television. this is the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions weather- related or otherwise. before we get to today's question. >> i have a story to tell. >> all right.
so yesterday, i'm down at the verizon center talking to the wizards about their need for power forwarded. >> trying to sign you up. i understand. >> why are you looking like that? >> i see where air going. >> i was down at the verizon center. i wasn't talking to the wizards actually nice gentleman approached me and he said hey, tucker. and i turned around and he said you're not going to believe this. i was the guy who wrote in yesterday's weather guy question. i said that is amazing. he said you got one thing wrong. you got the question and the answer right but i'm a guy, not a girl. >> his name is tracy. >> i am the one would read it. i just came to the conclusion that it was a woman. after we answered the question, then wrote back in thanking us for answering the question. want to ask those two big- headed guys did they know tracy is a unisex name. i'm not mad at them. it's simple mistake.
i wanted to let them know i'm a grown man and i no you guys might think only women are smarter and they only could ask a question like that. it was a question about humidity. but very funny. tracy, sorry about that. >> we didn't know. >> tucker runs into him. it was the same day. he said yesterday but yesterday he ran into tracy and we had read his question that morning. >> that is so cool. >> that is crazy. >> when you told me that story, thought today's ask the weather guy question should be -- we should have gone for a mathematician, what are the odds of that happening. >> a lot of people in the area. >> millions. >> that is crazy. >> we now have 30 seconds left. >> here is what we've got. today's question is from linda underwood. i assume that is a woman. she is in mitchellville. linda wants to know what is the
history of the social security number? and who has the very first one. ooh, good question. >> great question. >> 1930s, the november 1936, nobody is quite sure would got first one. they issued several hundred post offices at the same time issued social security cards. they are not quite sure who got the first one. the headquarters for social security at the time was in baltimore. >> yes. >> but the first official person to have their card processed is this gentleman right here. his name i he lived in connecticut, i think, that is right? >> he was in west chester county, new york. >> oh, new york. and he didn't need social security and he never actually collected it. what happened to him? >> he was the son of a wealthy family. he was part of a wealthy
family. he did go into the family business. they opened some type of factories. and so the family itself was wealthy. however, he did apply for social security number as everyone did back in 1936 when this started. unfortunately, he dude of a heart tax in 1974 at the age of 61. so he himself never collected social security. but his widow did. and she collected benefits until 1982. however, he is just kind of the ceremonial name that has been attached. the first social security record was established in his name. we don't know who actually received the first card. >> the lowest number was given to new hampshire's social security board chairman john g. winnette. >> however, he refused to take the number. so then it was given to somebody else of note. that person also refused the
number. then they just issued it to somebody and it was a grace d. owen of concord, new hampshire. she had aflied for her number on november 24th, 1936. and because of where she lived, the region and all that, when they started this, the cards were typed up by over 1,000 different post offices. it was all going through the post office back then. she got the lowest number. >> i wonder why they didn't want that. >> i don't know why. >> i know you don't have the answer to that. i just wonder why. >> i'll pass on that one. >> i'm worried about identity theft. >> when you think about that back then, but maybe that had something to do with it. >> there you go. >> interesting question. the social security number -- people might think, oh, i got 339 -- that must mean i'm the 339th million. it has a lot to do with the
region you live in. >> if you have a question, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. thank you, linda and thank you again, tracy. >> let's check in with lauren demarco. >> i wonder why everybody was saying no, rejecting the numbers. who doesn't want a little extra money. >> they got a social security number eventually. they didn't want that low number. >> they didn't want people to know who they are. fridaying to fly under the radar. let's take a look at waze. of a been checking out the commute in maryland. we have heavy traffic southbound 270. there were earlier wrecks, one just prior to 121. you do want to watch for that. also traveling the beltway seeing that slow traffic on the outer loop leaving 95, college park heading into silver spring. 95 itself looks pretty good. bw parkway, we had reports of a car broken down off on the shoulder as you travel southbound heading down towards the beltway so do watch out for that. waze is a free smart phone that will help you head toward town.
let's move onto traffic land. check out the roads in virginia. northbound 395 heavy and slow from before duke street up towards seminary. no accidents reported, just volume at this time. 395 across the people look pretty good. traveling 66, no real issues here leaving manassas. just wanted to know some of the fog out there looks like it is lifting a built but we did have people writing in about fog on waze on well. no problems to report on the beltway itself in virginia. up bound new york avenue slowing here ad bladensburg and again prior to the third street tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. you know it is hard it find a home with a backyard in new york city but for just $100 an hour, can you rent one. i'm suspect pico rivera of the hourly rate. the program is called time share backyard. it has been around for two summers. the green ward is wedged between two buildings in the
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good morning everybody i am holly morris. we are in indulging in green berries it is an upscale, eco friendly consignment shop for kids and women who are expecting. it is not just a shop why rachel the owner thought something like this was needed in this area. they also have classes here, crafts, food, fitness you name it. the craft class teaches kids how to recycle, repurpose, reuse we will talk healthy eating and might even work out a little bit.
we will give you information so you can come out and indulge in green berries yourself. >> thanks holly. time for our facebook fan of the day, today we say hello to michael gibson. he is spending part of his summer, beating the heat, fishing in alaska. look at that fish, two. >> i didn't realize he had two. >> yeah, for your chance to be tomorrow's fan, leave your name under his picture. >> i am sure that is not cat fish my favorite. >> those are serious fish there. that is it for the 6:00 a.m. hour. >> now over to tony and allison. >> hello. >> hello wisdom and sarah. thank you. coming up on a thursday, up in flames, firefighters race to rescue two children from a house fire in capital heights but for one it was too late. we will have a live report.