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get a massage, they ask for a man to do it. i believe we have made it, wisdom. it is friday. it is a rainy start to the day but we don't care. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to talk to tucker barnes. >> it is kind of warm and humid out to start your day. i think we're generally done with the rain except for a few leftover showers here. we just hay nice little shower
blossom just to the north. we have a lot of clouds this morning and eventually i think we'll see some sunshine by afternoon with mild temperatures. highs expected to be in the low to mid-70s. so it will be nice and comfortable out there this affect. setting up for a great weekend. i'll have all the details on that and we'll take a close are look at the forecast coming up. temperatures in the mid 106. nice and comfortable as you head out the door. checking our top stories, prince george's county police officers mourn a six-year veteran of the force killed in a violent crash. the accident happened on branch avenue yesterday afternoon. officer kevin bowden was off duty when he collided with another vehicle. investigators are looking into whether bowden was cut off by another car. the trial of two prince george's county police officers accused after soughting a university of maryland student is expected to wrap up today.
after closing arguments, the case will then head to the jury. yesterday, officer james harrison took the stand in his own defense. he said he lied to internal affairs claiming he wasn't one of the striking officers because of financial reasons. he testified he was a -- afraid of losing his job. some jokes from the presidential candidates. they traded laughs instead of political attacks. >> mary ann after%y reports. >> reporter: otherwise meese take your seats. otherwise, clint eastwood will yell at them. >> i'm pleased that the president is here. we were chatting pleasantly this evening as if tuesday night never haled. >> reporter: the traditional banquet is a chance for both candidates to relax and laugh instead of taking political jabs at one another.
the candidates were still able to get their messages across. >> the president's remarks tonight are brought to you by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. >> i went shopping at some stores in midtown. i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores. >> just the other day, honey boo-boo endorsed me so that is a big relief. >> of a seen early reports from thont's dinner. headline, obama embraced by catholics. romney dines with rich people. >> mitt is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. >> reporter: both candidates making it a point to show their mutual respect for one another. >> our 44th president many gifts and a beautiful family that would make any man proud. >> i admire him very much as a family man and loving father and those are two titles that will always matter more than any political ones. >> there is more to life than politics. >> it says something about who we are at a people that the
middle of a contentious election season, opposing candidates can share the same stage. >> reporter: president obama and governor romney will go right back at it this monday in their fame debate before election day where they will discuss foreign policy. just a reminder about our new show starting on monday. it will run for two weeks until election day and we want you to send us your tweets on local and national races and we'll use them for the new program. the show starts at 6:30:00 p.m. right here on fox 5. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. starts now. live look outside right now at the washington monument. happy friday, everyone. it is october 19th. you know, october is almost over. it seems like the months are flying by. it wasn't too bad outside today in the car when i was coming to
work. it was about 64 degrees. at least that is what it said on my car's temperature gauge. >> of course, as soon as i stepped out of the car, it started raining on me. >> but that's okay. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. let's talk to tucker barnes. we have people in charlotte, north carolina watching right now. they september me an e-mail and said we are going to watch fox 5 morning news this morning. >> do we know them or have we paid them. >> it's hair salon. there are people getting their hair done. >> so we need to be on our best behavior. >> my hair looks ask. >> let's get to the forecast. there is your mild temperatures -- my hair looks okay. >> it feels warm and humid out there. share amentioned the rain showers. you will be back to some
raindrops for the next couple of hours. things are really winding down here. big upper level low back towards chicago and socialed with it now pushing through the washington area literally as we speak. most of the showers are pushing up into pennsylvania and new york so things are winding down. there could still be a leftover shower in the next hour or two. i think we'll be in for partial sunshine and a warm and mild day. high temperature expected to top out in the 70s, well into the 70s. get ready tone joy anice friday. weekend still shaping up to be a nice one. i'll have details on that. wait until you see the forecast for next week coming up in a minute. time now to say good morning to julie wright. how are you? happy friday. >> did i hear right we have to be on our best behavior. >> we have people from another state in addition to the people in the dmv watching. >> so none of this. >> no, none of that. >> okay. >> i know. we have to be good. >> it is not all serious up
here in d.c. we do have fun. we're waking up to wet pavement and some of us didn't get much sleep because our dogs don't like the thunderstorms that came through the area last night. inner loop of the beltway approaching 355, we had accident activity involving not one but two tractor-trailers. be careful as you come northbound off the beltway inner loop leaving the american legion bridge head around towards 270 and continuing over towards 355. the wipers are getting a workout this morning, a little light sprinkle. there was the road spray to contend with. if you are traveling north on i- 95, no problems to report in the express or main lines. so far, so good headed up to the capital beltway. l beltway. our top story, prince george's county police officers mourn the loss of one of their own killed in a horrific car
accident yesterday. >> officer kevin bowden died when his patrol core collided with an suv and then a utility pole. his car nearly split in two. sherry ly is live in palmer park, maryland with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. police say that officer bowden was off duty when this crash happened. witnesses say that he may have been trying to avoid a tour bus that had cut him off when his cruiser ended up wrapped around that utility pole. bowden, a six-year veteran of the prince george's county police department, got off work around 1:00 yesterday afternoon and within hours was dead. his cruiser was head northbound on branch avenue when he collided with an suv and then crashed into a utility pole that nearly sliced the vehicle in half. it is the second officer the police demeanor has lost in the past two months. >> all my members are basically hurting, trying to heal through this process, trying to with respect their heads around what
took mace and get an understanding of how this happened and what i'll simply ask is that the community keep our officers, keep the family, keep the community in their thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: while it is still early in the investigation, police do say that another vehicle may have been changing lanes to avoid that tour bus and caused this collision. the 28-year-old officer leaves behind two children, a 10-year- old son and a 4-year-old daughter. that is the late here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. other stories making headlines, a man is under arrest after police say he threw a antibiotic wail lit fuse on to the floor of a busy mall cafeteria. this all unfolded at the ballston common mall in arlington. witnesses say the man threw the bottle from an upper floor at the mall. the makeshift fire bomb never exploded and the suspect was arrested several hours later. the cell phone you are looking
at shows the whole arrest taking place. no injuries were reported. police in howard county are asking for the public's help finding this man right here on your screen. he is accused of secretly videotaping two women inside their home. take a look at the video pretty closely here. police say this is the suspect setting up. camera inside the women's condo. they don't know who he is or how he got inside. she say he went in several times to move the camera around. if you recognize him, police want to hear from you. the trial of two prince george's county police officers accused of assaulting a university of maryland student is expected to wrap up today. after closing arguments, the case will head to the jury. yesterday, one. officers took the stand in his open defense and then a mistrial was nearly declared. a law enforcement officer said
the judge had discovered than she was married to a person involved. she said she could be fair and impartial so the trial is continuing. it looks like both the dream act and same-sex marriage or the way to becoming law in the state of maryland. 59% of voters back the dream act which would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. 52% favor question six which would uphold maryland's same- sex marriage law. 43% are opposed although historically opposition has been stronger than reflected touring polling. in the race for the white house, republican mitt romney campaigns today in florida while president obama is speaking in our area later on this morning. the president is coming back to george mason university in fairfax for a rally just before noon today. the white house says he will talk about the economy, jobs and restoring middle class
economic security. and here is a traffic alert from virginia state police. as george mason prepares for the president's visit and another big event that is happening today. from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., any vehicle large are than an suv will be detoured off of route 123 or ox road near the gmu campus. police are asking drivers to avoid the area altogether if possible and be prepared for major delays in you plan to be near campus. our new election show starts next monday. fox 5 news edge you decide begins at 6:30:00 p.m. with coverage of both local and national races. it will run for two weeks until election day. ection day. coming up, a man said his diabetes triggered deadly violence. now, a jury has reached a verdict in his double murder trial. that is coming up next. plus, a bombshell report involving the boy scouts and alleged child sex abuse. details of what is being
new this morning in the middle east, a suicide bomber killed nine soldiers at a military base in southern yemen. four gunmen stormed the base after a skirmish with guards. it is an area that used to be controlled by al-qaeda. just yesterday, an american drone killed seven militants in southern yemen. we are learning more about the man accused of plotting to blow up the federal reserve building in new york city. investigators say he considered targeting president obama first but the family of the 21-year- old bangladeshi map insists on his innocence. they say he only came to the united states to study business in college. we are finding out he actually studied cybersecurity at southeast missouri state university. a diabetes defense proves unsuccessful for a florida man charged with murder. a jury found kevin satterfield
guilty in the death of his wife and pregnant daughter's boyfriend as well as shooting his daughter who survived with her baby. the defense claimed that high levels of blood sugar had prevented 591-year-old from knowing what he was doing. he was sentenced to three life terms without the possibility of parole. -- prevented the 59-year-old from knowing what he was doing. documents have been released from the boy scouts on men who were kicked out of the organization for suspected sexual abuse. the perversion file as they're called detail some 1 1/200 cases of abuse spanning more than three decades. the files show that more than 50 cases of abuse current scout leads are in the d.c. region.
-- the perversion files as they're called detail some 1200 cases of abuse spanning more than three decades. let's check in with tucker. >> rain showers continue across the area. things are going to wind down. i'll have details on weather. julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up after the break.
welcome back. taking a live look at the washington monument right now. we can see it at least. i was a little worried this morning driving in with the rain and just kind of humid out. i didn't know what visually we were going to be able to see this morning. >> were you worried about that? >> i was so worried. you know how we sit up here and we have to show people what it looks like outside. i thought we may not see anything on our cameras this morning. i was extremely concerned. >> thank goodness. >> you know what? tucker is feisty this morning. >> it's friday. let's get to the temperatures. here we are at reagan national. it is nice and mild out there. that is for sure. 66degrees in washington. 68 this morning out in annapolis. a couple of 50s north and west but you got to get well north
and west as you get up towards frederick and martinsburg, we are in the 50s. these temperatures very mild for the early-morning hours towards the end of october. within in for another very warm day. it will be a pleasant day with temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s. still dealing with the rain showers. here is why sarah was concerned about visibility on our cameras. there is a few leftover showers. we had a pretty good band of rain that lifted just across montgomery and howard county up now north of baltimore. this is just light drizzle and some mist and light shower activity all pushing off to the east and north. things will be winding down here shortly. the rain won't be with us for much of the day. i think the next hour or two, we should be done with the rain. beautiful picture, beautiful satellite-radar picture this morning. big, sprawling area of low pressure out to the west. look at that out towards chicago. a frontal system, cold front that is coming through the washington area at the moment. that front will get east of us later this morning and we'll see some sunshine during the course of the day. much of your afternoon should
be dry with high temperatures as mentioned back in the mid- 70s. we are setting up for a teasent weekend. going to be g to be a little cool around here. the cool are air will start to work in here later tonight. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. 74 today. cooler tomorrow as that cooler air spills in from the north and west. mid-60s for afternoon highs. there could be a wrinkle well north and west tomorrow afternoon. i think we'll be dry though. 68 on sunday. let's see what julie wright has got going on with the traffic. >> good morning to you. we've got major tie-ups to report right now on the inner loop of the beltway. we had a tractor-trailer that jackknifed on the inner loop of the beltway as you approach 355. now, just before we started our
show again at 4:30, another jackknifed tractor-trailer reported in the same area. traffic is getting by single file to the right. heads up coming around this curve as you travel from the american legion bridge passing river road and 270 headed eastbound towards connecticut avenue. you will find traffic squeezing by single file to the right on that inner loop. outer loop, your lanes are open. waking up to wet pavement so allow extra time out here on the roads. wipes are getting a workout coming in out of germantown and gaithersburg. no signs of any roadwork on the beltway. eastbound 66, good to go each way between fair oaks and the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. any parent of a teenager knows getting them up for school can be let's just say a nightmare so. a group of montgomery county parents are taking steps to change that by asking the school board to push back class start times from 7:25 to after 8:00 in the morning.
so far, the parent have gathered more than 3300 online signatures supporting the idea. parents say research shows teens have different sleep habits than adult. >> melatonin is the hormone secreted that makes you sleepy. in teens, they don't get sleepy until 11:00 or 11:30. >> a spokesperson for the school barred says they are not considering a change in the start time saying a change would impact bus schedules and after-school activities. >> i think in high school we started after 8:00 but i'm not sure. >> mine was around 7:30, 7:45. >> just got there when you got there. >> i was riding with my mother, she was a teacher. >> oh. coming up, another reason to
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you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. in this morning's health alert, do you really need to get a medical check-up every year. >> a new study out of britain says the annual physical does not appear to increase the life span of a person or protect people from illnesses like cancer and heart disease any more than people who don't see a doctor every year. researchers behind the study say check-ups can be beneficial if doctors tailor them to the individual patients instead of using a standard run downdown of tests. a new study from columbia university found breast feeding lowered the odds for certain types of breast cancer. they are estrogen receptor
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my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. thursday night football. the fran 49ers hosting the seattle seahawks. the niners coach jim harbaugh, you saw that face. alex smith finds delaney walker for the muchdown. niners rally in the second half and hold on to the 13-6 win temporarily taking over first place in the nfc west with a 5- 2 record. one half of the world series is set. the yankees won't be there. the tigers blasted new york 8-1
to complete a four-game sweep. miguel cabrera went deep in the fourth inning. good-bye to the evil empire. >> i hard a little clap coming over there from tucker barnes' area. in the national league, the st. louis cardinals are just one win away from joining the tigers in the world series. they beat the san francisco giants here on fox 5 last night 8-3. they led the series three games to one. the world series begins next wednesday right here on fox 5. >> it could have been. the redskins travel up north to face the new york giants but not before another friendly competition between the offense and the defense. >> another installment of our four down showdown. this week, tight end niles paul takes on linebacker chris wilson with our lindsay murphy providing the questions. >> reporter: this is week seven of the four down showdown.
these two are already going at. it the defense is winning 4-1 so niles paul, you got some work to do, buddy. >> they call me the comeback kid. >> who calls you that? >> everybody. >> you think the defense will win again? >> absolutely. >> what makes you think that? >> that's all we do. >> all they do is win. first down, name two of the five boroughs in new york. >> i'm talking like bronx. >> queens. >> all right. >> 1-0 offense. second down. the annual regular season meeting between the mets and
yankees is known as the -- >> subway. >> subway rivalry. >> no. >> subway. >> oh, my goodness. i'm basically giving out answers here. third down, in 1937, to distinguish themselves from the baseball team also known as the new york giants, the football team became known as the? >> new york jets. >> it became the new york -- >> the baseball team or football team? >> am i going to have to give you guys another answer. >> you are distinguishing baseball from football. >> this is a lot of work for me. fourth down, the stature of liberty wads a gift of friendship from what country? >> france. >> all right. the offense wins. >> ask me about the cherry blossoms. ask me something about d.c.