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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. developing tonight a child shoots himself after finding a gun near a church. witnesses tell us why the whole town is in shock. >> a local boy and girls club left with nowhere to go after they say they were evicted with no warning. we'll tell you who they're blaming. >> a judge who usually deals with criminals in the courtroom
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comes face to face with one and a gun. she's the latest victim of a disturbing trend in d.c. >> but first storms threatening our friday night. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm maureen umeh. both of the storms fell apart but we're still watching a few spots on the radar tonight. let's start with gary mcgrady in the weather center. >> earlier tonight we had some warnings basically up to the north and west. tonight we're watching. some things are trying to move on. in sentinel radar, we'll show you where we see the activity. most of this is up into pennsylvania. it stayed just basically wes of hagerstown. there are -- west of hagerstown. there is more back to the west. notice the trend has been up to the northeast now the last several hours with these storms. up north and west of hagerstown just south and southwest of chambersburg, a little bit of lightning in this. as we bring the view further out, there are some storms
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trying to gain speed and gain a little intensity down to the south and west. so we'll keep officially storms in the forecast for this evening, but it looks like chances of getting anything are very, very low at this time. >> we'll check back with you later. thank you. we have a news alert out of maryland where a 3-year-old boy is hospitalized tonight after he accidentally shot himself. it happened on west franklin street in hagerstown around 11 a.m. the boy and his 7-year-old sister found a handgun in a parking lot behind the church and a post office. the 3-year-old picked up the gun. it went off. the man who works across the street was shocked to hear what happened. >> i'm not used to children getting shot. even when i was in the war, it still took me out of the way when a child was injured. it hit real close to home today. >> we're told the boy is expected to survive. later in our broadcast we'll talk with a gun safety advocate
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who will discuss how and when it is appropriate to talk with your children about guns. it's not your typical crime. montgomery county police are looking for a man that sneaks up behind women giving them a hug. there have been three incidents since june in bethesda. in two cases the women were wearing earphones. the most recent incident happened wednesday on tuckerman lane. the man wrapped his arms around the women and then touched them inappropriately. the hunt is on for two gunmen who robbed a d.c. superior court judge who recently presided over a high profile murder case. the judge was walking in upper northwest with her law clerk and the clerk's boyfriend late last friday night when it happened. fox 5's paul wagner has the details. >> reporter: judge beck who recently presided over the trial of five men convicted in the south capitol street drive- by murders did what the robbers wanted and was not hurt in the holdup. in fact, all three turned over their valuables telling police the men then jumped into a car and fled east towards 16th
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street. according to a police report, judge beck and two companions had just left a tennis match at 6 tonight and kennedy and were working here -- 16th and kennedy and were walking here near 17th and crittendon northwest and two men came up from behind and said give me all your money. drop. it the judge turned over already purse with 100-dollar cash, also lost her car keys -- $100 cash, also lost her car keys and judge's badge. the stickup that took place was just one of nine robberies or attempted robberies in the city that day according to what d.c. police reported on its twitter account. in fact, robberies have been a major problem for d.c. police in recent years, most of them involving the theft of electronic devices from people on the street. according to statistics on the d.c. police website, robberies involving a gun are up 19% when compared with the same time last year and robberies without a gun were up 3%.
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the judge's purse, keys and badge were recovered by d.c. police, but it's unclear how or where. judge beck is 64 years old and has served on the bench since 1995. through a court spokesperson she declined to comment citing the ongoing investigation. no one was hurt. we should point out investigators don't believe this has anything to do with the recent trial. paul wagner, fox 5 news. a scare on a runway at dulles. this is video shot earlier by sky fox. airport officials say a jet and commuter plane suffered minor damage after the jet's wing clipped the tail section of the commuter jet. no one was hurt. the u.s. foreign service worker with ties to our area was killed in a suicide attack in afghanistan. the victim once worked for prince george's county and his son now lives in northern virginia. fox 5's bob barnard spoke to his widow angela via skype from her home in philadelphia. >> we knew going in this is a
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high risk situation. we knew certainly this was something that could possibly happen and we had talked about it to some extent several times. >> reporter: angela ruppe and ragaei ab abdelfattah were married three years ago. she said her 43-year-old husband born and raised in egypt went to work in afghanistan more than a year ago eager to help build schools, hospitals and highways. >> he was particularly interested in sort of the issue of electricity. i was very surprised to hear how little electricity there is in kabul. >> reporter: abdelfattah, a u.s. citizen, was a senior development officer killed in a bomb attack two days ago. >> he was going to a meeting with a governor of the local province of kunar and had just
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gotten out of the car to go into the palace and a suicide bomber came up and exploded a device which killed him and three of the defense department officials who were with him. >> reporter: donald steinberg is deputy administrator of u.s. aid, the u.s. government's lead agency for foreign assistance in developing countries and conflict areas. >> he died a hero to produce a better life for the afghan people and for the american people as well. >> reporter: abdelfattah also leaves behind two sons, 12-year- old ali and 15-year-old omar. >> he was very special. he enjoyed helping people. there was always a smile on his face at work even though it was very long hours and things like that. >> he was a very curious person. he was very open to new experiences and coming to america was a great experience for him i think also because of the promise that it held for
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his children. >> reporter: bob barnard, fox 5 news. a disturbing trend in afghanistan, the murders of u.s. troops by suspects posing as afghan military or police. military officials confirm three special forces soldiers were killed this morning, the third attack of this kind in afghanistan this week. so far this year at least 21 similar attacks have left 30 coalition troops dead. there were 31 attacks in 2011. in the latest attack the taliban is taking responsibility claiming the shooter joined the terror group after the shaq. two nonprofits -- the attack. two nonprofits that think they were abruptly evicted from a school in prince george's county say they're scrambling to set up shop. fox 5's audrey barnes has more. >> three years ago prince george's county schools put out the call to nonprofits. they offered rent free space and vacant school buildings for
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community programs. the boys club took them up on that, but now virtually with no notice three years later the club has been kicked out at least for now. >> all of a sudden a couple county trucks drove up. >> reporter: mary jones, president of the forestville boys and girl club said she had no idea the club which serves 300 kids at berkshire elementary school would have to leave there until that caravan of county trucks pulled into the parking lot. >> i thought it was a joke. i said what you guys doing over here? you all about to evict us and one of the guys said something like that. >> reporter: that turned out to be true. >> it turned out to be true. >> reporter: the valuable blessings nonprofit that works to keep kids off the street and engaged in meaningful activity was equally caught off guard. 30 volunteers spent 11 hours at the school saturday painting and landscaping so they could start holding mentoring programs and youth activities there. >> it's hard to find people to come out and volunteer for organizations. the thought that we had as many as we had to help us with the
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clean-up and for this to happen is almost like a slap in the face. >> reporter: the school is being cleaned and brought up to code to accommodate students and staff from dodgewell brooks elementary in capital hits. brooks is being renovated but it won't be -- heights. brooks is being renovated but it won't be finished by the time school starts. football gear and other equipment will be moved to the wheatley special center in capitol heights where there was a small shed available. it's too late to apply for permits to hold their programs elsewhere. >> we're going to have to work with the school to see if we can get some hours in there to run like our cheerleading program and we have a tutoring program and that's in the evening. >> at this point we're kind of stuck. >> reporter: we got a statement from prince george's county schools brian coleman. he told us they were not kicked out. we have to make sure the school is clean for students and
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teachers. once we make that determination, we will assess the space and allocate some of it to them if it's available. the founder of valuable blessings said she could use one of her own. >> sometimes it makes you want to say you know what? forget. it we're done. we're going to walk away, but we know we can't because the kids need us. so we're trying to hang in there. >> reporter: we're now told school officials will meet with those two nonprofits next week to try to work out a new arrangement. the heads of those groups hope to be back at berkshire before too long. prince william county officials are investigating a fire that badly damaged a church in gainesville. flames broke out early this morning at mt. pleasant baptist church at lee highway. the fire started in the back of the church and quickly spread. no one was hurt. fire officials confirm there is extensive damage. >> we had some special glass in specific areas of the building, definitely they're not going to be able to reoccupy the building for a while. the building department will be
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here to probably placard the building unsafe. then they'll come and board the building up. >> the cause of the fire is under investigation. a fox 5 health alert tonight, sliced apples distributed to fast food and grocery chains across the country are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination. the ready pack apples have been distributed to 36 states and d.c. they have use by dates of july 8th through august 20th. no illnesses have been reported so far. maryland lawmakers vote on a casino bill, what it means for prince george's county coming up. plus -- >> up until i saw your story i thought my experience may have been an isolated deal. >> ahead on the news edge new details on a fight club. 
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the maryland senate approved a measure to expand gambling in the state. the senate voted to allow table games and a new casino in prince george's county on day two of the special session, but the measure stalled in the house for now. fox 5's john henrehan has the latest. >> reporter: maryland has given licenses for five casinos spread across the state, but all of them are limited to electronic gaming. the proposed legislation would open up those enterprises to table gaming which proponents say would create thousands of jobs. another part of the bill would invite gaming into prince george's county possibly at national harbor, possibly at rosecroft raceway. >> we'll break for caucus and committee. >> reporter: house speaker michael busch is asking his chamber to consider the governor's bill even though the biggest casino of all maryland live! at anne arundel s vehemently opposes the bill. the republicans in the house
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and senate are very unhappy the state legislature has been called in special session. >> this is a horrible process to make public policy. in it's rushed, pressure filled. people are cutting deals because they know that the powers that be want to get this done at all costs and get people back out of here. so it's a bad way to make saucage and we're trying to deal with it the best we can. >> reporter: we spoke with several democrats in the house who also expressed concerns, not so much with the special session but with some aspects of the legislation like giving existing casinos significant tax breaks to help them cope with new competition from prince george's county. what area concerns you? what do you look at do you think? >> looking at the reduction in the tax, that seems to be troublesome, that there's a reduction in the amount that the state is going to come into. >> reporter: the senate spent most of the day preserving the governor's gaming plan including the option of adding a sixth casino in p.g. the amendments fight in the
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house will occur early next week. john henrehan, fox 5 news. also tonight the maryland state senate voted to tighten liability for owners of all dogs, not just pitbulls. that means dog owners may be held liable if their dog bites another person even if the dog has never been aggressive. the house is scheduled to vote on the measure soon. earlier this year the court of appeals ruled pitbulls are inherently dangerous. a maryland man is under arrest accused of trying to stage a copycat staging like last month's movie massacre in colorado. the suspect called the child support office last tuesday and threatened to kill himself. police said they found evidence he was inquiring about how to obtain an ak47. the sikh community is still reeling from the deadly attack in their place of worship. today was about remembering the people who lost their lives that day. fox's rick levinthal has the latest from oak creek,
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wisconsin. >> reporter: a day of mourning along with a message of love, thousands gathering to remember the six victims who died in the horrific attack on the sikh temple in oak creek, wisconsin, last sunday. relatives of victims shared stories about loved ones lost. the son of the temple president who was killed in the attack as i tried to stop the shooter read -- as he tried to stop the shooter reading from one of the many journals his father kept. >> my labor is always free. some labor comes with a price. i think today we all know time is the price. so i'd like to thank you for sharing your time today. >> reporter: members of the sikh community expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of support. >> i would like to thank each and everyone for their kindness. >> reporter: wisconsin governor scott walker speaking on the caring nature of the sikh community during this tough time. >> i experienced that amazing love for the ones that they lost, for each other and for
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the community. today we mourn with you, we pray with you and we support you. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder offering words of comfort from washington and the nation. >> i'm here on behalf of the president of the united states, on behalf of my colleagues at the united states department of justice and on behalf of the american people to stand with you, to mourn with you and to pray with you. >> reporter: after the service mourners headed back to the sikh temple where the shooting occurred now reopened to community members. there a priest will read the holy book from cover to cover, a process that takes 48 hours, a tradition to honor the dead. in oak creek, wisconsin, rick levinthal, fox news. did you see it? surveillance video from inside a transit bus as it flips over during a crash. it happened in missouri. a car pulled in front of the bus as it was trying to make a left turn. the bus swerved and hit the curb before rolling over twice. only minor injuries.
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police are investigating. charges may be filed. dallas, texas, being terrorized by mosquitoes and they bring a deadly disease, why officials are extremely concerned next. 
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the big story we are following tonight, health officials report a west nile virus outbreak, north texas one of the hardest hit areas. fox's casey steigel with the latest from dallas. >> reporter: growing concerns over the deadly west nile virus, the mosquito borne illness causing more than 10 deaths in north texas and hundreds of cases have been reported in the area. federal and local officials are holding a meeting 1 day after dallas county declared a public health emergency. >> this is a major outbreak. that's why we're declaring there's a disaster here. we need to make sure people do all they can to protect themselves. >> reporter: dallas county
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also authorizing aerial spraying of insecticides hoping to kill mosquitoes, the first since 1966. >> it is a safe effective way. >> with a plane you can hit a much higher area, much larger area, and you can hit it more uniformly and more directly. >> reporter: officials with the centers for disease control and prevention say the nation is experiencing its biggest spike in west nile since 2004. in oklahoma the number of cases increased dramatically across the state, at least 31 confirmed so far this year. that's more than the past four years combined. in indiana health officials confirmed about five cases of west nile. at least one was reported in nebraska. the disease can cause fever, headache, swollen glands or a rash, but there are no medications to treat it or vaccines to prevent it. health officials are calling on
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the public for help urging them to wear insecticide and to remove any stagnant water like you see back there from their property because it is a breeding ground for these mosquitoes. in dallas casey steigel, fox news. maryland health officials just diagnosed the first case of west nile in the state. the patient lives in central maryland. the baltimore sun is reporting the virus has been found in a pool in montgomery county. breaking news in las vegas, a small plane made a crash landing in a neighborhood in the last hour. witnesses say the plane hit a tree, caught fire near a house. one death is confirmed on the plane, no word if anyone was hurt on the ground. after two tragic shootings an expert tells us how to talk to your children about guns. >> and mitt romney preps for a trip to virginia, why he may bring along some very important guests. >> if you see a story we should look into, there's the number and e-mail address. [ male announcer ] in 1996,
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. in the race for the white house mitt romney resting up before hitting the road again for four days of campaigning. big question tonight, who will be the republican hopeful's vp pick? meanwhile the latest fox pollinationwide shows romney trailing president obama by nine points. fox's carl cameron reports. >> reporter: mitt romney huddled behind closed doors at his boston headquarters ahead of his bus tour building hype for his vice presidential pick. romney will visit four key battle ground states won by mr. obama in 2008 where romney aides who briefed reporters off cameras noted that voters have been beseiged by campaign ads, $91 million in ohio, 68 million in virginia, 58 million in north carolina and $95 million in florida. >> even though he's pouring tons of resources into these states the bad economy continues to hang over obama like a dark cloud. >> reporter: vice presidential
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prospect paul ryan attended services for the sikh temple shooting. >> a vision for the country that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country. >> reporter: the 41-year-old ryan went to congress at 28 years old and has almost no private sector experience which is at odds with romney's long held assertion that a would be president needs private sector experience. >> because i spent my career in the private sector in businesses small and large and i understand through that experience what it takes to get a business to decide to grow. >> reporter: another top contender, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty has a strong blue collar background but in the last year has joined seven corporate boards, too cozy with big business. romney will be joined by other prospects on the bus tour, governor bob mcdonnell, rob portman from ohio and marco rubio from florida. it's said there are no plans to
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announce the running mate until after the end of this current bus trip which doesn't conclude until tuesday. carl cameron, fox news. i don't think mitt romney understands what he's done to people's lives. >> more fallout from that controversial ad from a democratic super pac which blames mitt romney for the death of a wife of a laid off steelworker. the steelworker lost his health insurance when the bain capital owned plant shut down. president obama said his campaign is not responsible for what ads superpacs decide to, do but the obama campaign has backed off its original claim it knew nothing about the story. >> i do not have any role in third-party groups that produce these ads. >> the top romney advisor criticized the president say mr. obama squandered his
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credentials saying the obama campaign has gone from petition treats to making unbelievable exaggerations -- petty threats to making unbelievable exaggerations that diminish the office of president. a little boy is in the hospital after shooting himself with a gun he found in the parking lot of a church near hagerstown this morning. he was shot in the chest and rushed to the hospital. there was a similar incident last month where a 4-year-old boy from woodbridge found a loaded handgun in his stepfather's truck and accidentally shot and killed himself. his stepfather faces charges. so when is the right time to talk to your children about guns and how do you do it effectively? we're joined now by william colubru. i don't want to make this a discussion about whether or not people should or shouldn't have guns. i just want to talk about how parents can begin the conversation with guns and safety with their children. >> the moment i heard about it
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i called my nieces and nephews and my sister and i had a talk. i asked a simple question. have you ever seen a gun and have you ever held a gun and my nephew told me he had seen one, but he hadn't used one. bringing it to the forefront in the family discussion, bringing everybody teague to talk about guns and also -- together to talk about guns and also you can simply google and go to a place like the brady.org to learn about how you should treat guns and how children should be treated. >> is there an age where you should introduce this subject? i'm wondering how old your nieces and nephews are. >> i think when they start seeing and talking at a very early age. my brother was 6 years old when my mother and brother were killed when i was 10 years old. he knew what a gun was back then. it's never too old to bringing attention to guns. when they start speaking and comprehending what's happening
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in the family. >> how can parents combat that when you have guns in a lot of different places, tv shows, cartoons, video games? they show guns as toys almost. how can you help a children discern between this is a real gun that can really harm you and this is a cartoon? should you make the distinction? >> simply keeping both kinds of things away -- those kinds of things way from children are the key thing and making sure safety in children's mind is no. 1. safety is first in a family and making that the point. >> just quickly i want to talk about you talked about your life story where you saw your brother and mom get shot. so gun violence is something you talk about. how has that helped you in your life's mission to talk to people about safety where guns are concerned? >> it was the silence that killed me inside and at 13 i wanted to kill myself and i took those options very seriously, but today as i begin to talk about it and get out
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here and get on the road and just show people i believe sharing my story gives empowerment to the others to share theirs. i think talking about things in the family brings it to the forefront. that's why focusing on children and bringing children together and with their families is certainly something that needs to happen and it's the only way we'll be able to deal with this. there is an event on september 14th. we'll be talking about this as well then. >> thank you so much for your insight tonight. coming up can you imagine arnold schwarzenegger in washington? why the terminator came close to working with the president next. the worst drought in more than half a century sparking et burned. the usda slashing its forecast for corn production by a whopping 17% down to its lowest level in six years. analysts now say it's just a
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matter of time before you start seeing prices spike at the grocery store, but you're already seeing price spikes at the pump, the national average now $3.67 a gallon. gas prices climb higher every day this month. meantime chevron is bracing for a barrage of legal claims after one of its california refineries goes up in flames. thousands of people went to the hospital after monday's fire. one lawyer says he plans to represent some 3,000 people and negotiate a settlement before filing a lawsuit. how about side at marriage with your dinner? denny's says it's going to open up a 24 hour restaurant complete with a bar and chapel and hopes to have it up and running before the end of the year. that's business. i'm stuart varney.   >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically.
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life could have been a lot different for arnold schwarzenegger. the obama administration approached schwarzenegger about a possible cabinet coach last year around the time he resigned as california governor. the conversation reportedly happened before schwarzenegger admitted to having an extramarital affair. snooki is hunting for real estate to find a place for their new spinoff shore. the point pleasant beach council voted unanimously against the taping saying it's not what their town needs. town river also turned them down, but officials from the star's former home seaside heights have said she's welcome to return. coming up on the news edge at 11:00 a connecticut woman seeking justice three years after a brutal attack by a chimpanzee. >> plus it's happened again, another little boy accidentally shoots himself after stumbling
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president clinton and a bi-partisan congress helped end welfare as we know it, by requiring work for welfare. but on july 12th, president obama quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. under obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work, and wouldn't have to train for a job -- they just send you your welfare check. and welfare to work goes back to being plain, old welfare. mitt romney will restore the work requirement, because it works. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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we are 24 hours from one of the biggest debuts in redskins history and the new face of the franchise did not disappoint, dave ross here with reaction from both the player and coach. >> the redskins don't play their season opener till september 9th at new orleans, but with all the hype over last night's preseason opener, you would have thought this game actually meant something. rg3 played 14 plays, three series, the first a 3 and out, the second a handoff to evan royster, but the third an eight- play 80-yard gem. fourth play that drive griffin goes over the middle to pierre garcon, 18 yards on that play. four plays later griffin quickly out of his hands there. goes garcon, the flip here, don't hurt yourself. he goes in from 20 yards out
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for the only touchdown of the game. griffin four of six for 70 yards. skins win 70-6. for rg3 it was a good -- 7-6. for rg3 it was a good debut. >> at the end of the day this is what we do for a ling. i played football a long time -- living. i played football for a long time. suit up as a redskin officially, it's something i'll never forget. >> we're trying to put him through as many situations as we can. i like the way he's practiced and handled himself. you can see the big play capabilities. does he have his arm strength. hopefully we keep getting better. >> we have get our next look at rg3 and the boys in burgundy next saturday night in the windy city of chicago. i'll there be and i'm kind of excited to see the new kid up close and in person. >> i'm thinking just a little bit excited. see you later. thanks.
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>> i knew there were going to be storms in the forecast. i guess it depends where you are, right? >> right. we thought there were going to be more storms. it turns out less storms. >> that's good, not a lot of damage or people maybe dodged that. >> we did have a little bit of wind damage around hagerstown, west of hagerstown and through hagerstown earlier this evening. it's actually been a beautiful evening. temperatures have cooled down a bit, still in the upper 80s in town. there is still humidity. again pretty good shot out there tonight. we start with sent until radar because generale did think everything was pointing towards the fact we -- again we really did think everything was pointing towards the fact we had some significant showers and thunderstorms developing. right now there's nothing for the city. a little more back up to the northwest where there had been storms tonight. it's been basically up to the northwest, kind of coming right along the mason dixon line
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through hagerstown and moving up into southern sections of pennsylvania. i want to take you farther south and southwest because that's where something is actually beginning to come together. this has crossed over 81. most of this little area is north of charlottesville now. so culpeper, you're right there. you're going to get some rain pretty soon, some thunder and lightning possibly gusty wind coming through for a time. eventually this will probably move up into fauquier county, prince william county and before it's all said and done i think we end up with showers coming across most of the southern sections of our viewing area here and maybe this comes far enough north that it brings a little bit of rain to the city. so again that's what we're keeping an eye on until the front gets through overnight tonight, early tomorrow morning. it's not going to go all the way through it looks like. we'll at least keep a chance of shower or thunderstorm in the forecast. again, not as widespread tonight as what we thought it
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was going to be. the forecast for the weekend, jet stream is actually taking a bit more of a dip. it's allowing cooler air, some slightly drier air to move in. the bulk of the cooler air will stay north of us. we will cool a little bit going into the weekend. this frontal system we've watched the last several days really does look like for tomorrow it will get hung up right around i-95. it will probably be sitting right on top of i-95. the best chance of rain tomorrow will be east of that boundary. i think if you're east of i-95 tomorrow, you stand a good chance of at least getting some showers, okay? we're not talking about sustained rain or anything, but at least a chance of some showers. if you're west of i-95 you're more likely going to be dry tomorrow all day. we'll have cloud and showers east of the city. sunday looks real nice at this point. the temperatures are only in the mid- to upper 80s.
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now today's high temperatures for reagan national struggled, but did manage up to 88 with sunshine, dulles 86, bwi marshall 86. we've only cooled off to 82 tonight, so still a little warm out there, upper 70s out west of us in our western suburbs. here is the slow moving front, but notice all of the thunderstorms have been firing up ahead of the front. so until that gets through still a chance for that. this is our futurecast picking up on what i just showed you down to the southwest by 1:00 in the morning, tries to bring some of that up into the city, gets it out of here. we have clouds and sun tomorrow, again a few showers off to the east of us. sunday looks gorgeous. there's a little rain in there, but i don't think you need to worry about that too terribly much, sunday still looking pretty good. the forecast tomorrow, high temperature gets up to 86. remember showers possible east of i-95, beautiful sunday, 87, beautiful monday, a little
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warmer, high 90, thunderstorms back in the forecast on tuesday and a little better as we get to the middle part of next week. >> looks good. thanks. we are now less than three months from the november election and attack ads are in full swing, but some message missteps by mitt romney's communication team may be overshadowing things. john robert is filling in for chris wallace on fox news sunday. earlier today i asked him if romney is in need of a sharper message. >> i think it's more than in the last couple weeks. this really started back when one of his chief advisors said that the healthcare bill was not a tax, that it was a penalty in the state of massachusetts. that really took away that talking point for the conservatives and then andrea stall came out recently and said if this guy joe soptic who is in this obama ad criticizing mitt romney had lived in massachusetts his wife could have had healthcare and she was
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criticized by conservatives for that, but i think in recent hours, if not days, the romney communication machine has gotten a bit better, particularly in response to that ad. they got served up a high handing curve ball they could hit out of the park with that and i think their response has been pretty forceful. unfortunately it comes at a time when mitt romney is in far more difficulty than he was five weeks ago now with his new fox news poll out that shows him nine points now rather than four points behind barack obama as he was in july. >> perhaps a bump would be picking a vice presidential running mate. you'll talk about that this weekend. >> we are. picking a vice approximately atmosphere running mate sometimes gets you -- vice presidential running mate sometimes get you a bump. in the grand scheme of things it doesn't help you much in november. if mitt romney wants to make up ground he needs to have some sort of a big event and i think the only big event that could happen between now and the convention would be to announce
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a very bold pick for vice president. there are many people who say well, rob portman, tim pawlenty, they aren't the big bold pick that mitt romney would have to make to really get noticed. he'd have to pick someone like chris christie from new jersey, marco rubio from florida or maybe -- and this is a man whose stock is rising -- congressman paul ryan from wisconsin. he is the darling of so many conservatives across the country particularly inside the beltway. mitt romney is being pushed very hard to put paul ryan on the ticket. the downside of that, though, is democrats can really make hay of the ryan budget plan. they just hate it and they have a number of great attack points on that front, plus the fact that other than driving our weiner mobile when he was in college a little while and flipping burgers at mcdonald's while he was in high school, the bullet of paul ryan's adult career has been spent in washington which might give the left a point to attack on
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saying well, you know, governor romney, you said you were going to come here for washington to shake things up, but you're picking the same old insiders to run with you. >> it's a powerhouse panel this weekend, senator john mccain as well. john roberts on fox news sunday at 9 a.m. here on fox 5. we'll see you then. >> thanks. still ahead some words of wisdom. >> not dead, can't quit. i kept repeating this, not dead, can't quit. >> the quadruple amputee has some advice how to reach your full potential. >> and you may be able to get a discount on your iphone. we'll tell you how at 11:00. 
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i hear you're having a tough day, so i brought you a freshly made sandwich. you made me a sandwich? no, dunkin' did. but i wrote the note. dunkin' bakery sandwiches are freshly made just for you. grab a turkey cheddar bacon sandwich today. america runs on dunkin'. a 7-year-old leukemia patient is a hero in more ways than one. ky sapp's ultimate wish came through when he became batman
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for a day with the help of the arlington police and fire department. he had a full day of crime fighting including the joker's attempt to rob a bank, rescuing a damsel in distress and disarming a bomb in city hall. he got to walk the red carpet on the premier. >> he was my favorite because he always loved to have gadgets. he has a pretty cool car. >> it's opened so many opportunities and to teach him about not putting up certain boundaries, to keep him himself and at bay whenever he can just reach out there and go for a goal. >> ky is in remission we're happy to report. his mother says he's doing well but will have to undergo treatment until at least 2014. back to school for students in forsyth county, georgia became with a powerful message that came from a man who has been dealt with his own share
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of obstacles and has overcome them. >> it's not when we're comfortable and everything is good and easy when things come natural to us. it's when we're stretched that we do grow and grow. >> reporter: a life lesson at north forsyth hospital from suwanee's own kyle maynard, a man whether or not has not had it easy. >> not dead, can't quit. i kept repeating this, not dead, can't quit. >> reporter: words this quadruple amputee has lived by, born with no hands or feet. the world wasn't quite set up for kyle. >> learned how to eat without a prosthetic and pick up a spoon, holding it between the ends of my arms. >> reporter: he's climbed life's mountains and the 25- year-old became the first quadruple amputee to reach the top of africa's mount kilimanjaro, but his biggest passion, telling anyone who will listen to never give up on their dreams. >> there's probably at least one major e

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