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>> later, levity during a break from the campaign trail. highlights from president obama and mitt romney's roast in new york. fox5 morning news at 7:00 starts now. stand still. that is the story on the inner loop of the beltway this morning in montgomery county. two accidents involving tractor- trailers have shut all lanes down for several hours now. it is a rotten way for thousands of commuters to start this friday, october 19th, 2012. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm sarah simmons. alison seymour has the morning off. it's been going on since before 4:30 this morning. also we've had rain in the area as well. let's check in with tucker barnes and see what the status is. >> good morning. still seeing heavy rain to the south of the city, in fact. thunderstorm activity down there as well. good news is things should be winding down shortly. still have to deal with showers
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ovethe near future here. there you go, much of the area starting to dry out. we've seen this little batch of shower and thunderstorm activity redevelop in the past hour to the south. if you look carefully, you'll see blinking towards la plata and waldorf. and will come eventually into prince george's county to the north and east, towards annapolis and the bay. nice and mild to start your day. good news is once we get rid of this last batch of moisture, we should be looking at just cloud cover here for much of the morning and eventually afternoon sunshine. conditions will improve. 65 at reagan national. 59 at dulles. 64 at bwi marshall. here's your forecast, early showers give way to afternoon sun. temperatures top out in the mid- 70s. nice mild afternoon. more details in a minute, we'll look at the weekend. back to you at the desk.
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tucker, thank you very much. let's go to julie wright with more on the traffic. >> tony, on the inner loop of the beltway out of virginia this morning a rude awakening. two separate tractor-trailer incidents before reaching 187 old georgetown road. the latest wreck occurred shortly before 4:30 this morning. jackknifed, leaking fuel and they're cleaning it up. inner loop of the beltway well below speed heading north up towards this accident scene. being diverted off at old georgetown road, north over to 355. option of northbound on 270 to montrose road or towards democracy boulevard to old george working around the accident scene. southbound on 270, out of rockville, you'll merge to the beltway well past this accident scene. inner loop of the beltway, across the bridge, you have to start thinking your options, because the inner loop, you can
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go no further east than old georgetown road. always the option of sitting in that delay towards 355 or taking 270 to democracy boulevard at old georgetown road. options for you. but plan your trip accordingly. 66, a lot of people asking me on twitter about that. it's an option. connecticut avenue crash, big delays for that leaving college park. delays on the outer loop, earlier crash has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you. our big story this morning, a prince george's county officer killed following a horrific crash in maryland. for the second time in two months, officers are mourning the loss of one of their own. >> yesterday officer kevin bowden's car collided with an suv sending his car crashing into a utility pole. fox5's sherri ly is live at police headquarters with the latest. sherri? >> reporter: tony, officer
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kevin bowden is the second prince george's county police officer killed in less than two months. yesterday officers from around the state rushed to the hospital to comfort one another. his death just too soon after the last one. the 28-year-old police officer died from injuries suffered in the crash. he had gotten off work just two hours earlier and was off-duty when the crash happened. police say his cruiser collided with an suv in branch avenue in clinton and slammed into a utility pole. the crash so violent, it nearly sliced his vehicle in half. witnesses say the suv may have changed lanes avoiding a tour bus to avoid the collision. >> all my members are basically hurting, trying to heal through this process, trying to wrap their heads around what took place and get an understanding of how this happened and what i
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simply ask is that the community keep our officers, keep the family, keep the community in their thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: the driver of the suv was also hurt, but is expected to survive. bowden had been with the police department for six years and leaves behind two children. police expect to provide more details on their investigation here at police headquarters later today. live at palmer park, sherri ly, fox 5 news. back to business on the campaign trail for both presidential candidates. today president obama will be back in virginia headlining a rally at george mason university. mitt romney will spend the day in daytona beach along side his running mate. they had a brief and humorous truce last night. doug luzader has more. >> reporter: it may have had all the appearances of a high dollar fundraiser, but it's not often you see both mitt romney
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and the president working over the same room or saying things like this -- >> i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i was really rested after the long nap i had in the first debate. >> i've already seen early reports from tonight's dinner. headline, obama embraced by catholics. romney dines with rich people. >> reporter: all of this to raise about $5 million for catholic charities. the dinner has become an election year tradition and the two headliners really delivered, setting aside the noise of hundreds of millions of dollars of largely negative ads that are barraging swing states now. lighter moments can play big. president obama also sought out young voters with an appearance on john stewart's daily show yesterday, and ann romney courted women voters on "the view." last night's brief moments of peace may have been brokered by cardinal timothy dolan, they'll
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are be short lived. monday's debate won't be so pleasant. >> monday's debate is a little bit different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert, we got bin laden. >> people seem to be curious as to how we prepare for the debates. let me tell you what i do, first refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate. second, find the biggest available straw man and mercily attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. >> reporter: these are the numbers heading into the last debate. the clear politics average of polls shows the president falling somewhat after the first debate. mitt romney rising quite a bit, but look how close it is right now. in washington, doug luzader, fox news. >> funny stuff there from the candidates. thank you, doug. heads up for drivers from virginia state police. the president's visit to fairfax will mean traffic
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changes. from 10:00 until 1:00 this afternoon any vehicle bigger than an suv will be detoured off of route 123 near the george mason campus. police are asking people to avoid the area altogether if possible and plan for major delays if you plan to be near the campus. support is mounting for both the dream act and same-sex marriage in maryland. a "washington post" poll finds 59% of likely voters in the state back the dream act, which would allow undocented immigrants to pay instate tuition rates. 35% oppose. 52% of potential voters favor question six, which would uphold maryland's same-sex marriage law. 43 % are opposed to it. although historically opposition to same-sex marriage has been stronger than reflected during polling. the post plans to release a poll on the gambling question as well. that's going to come out at 8:00 this morning. we're going to talk about all
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of this with bob mccartney from the "washington post" in the 9:00 hour. a blow to the campaigns of two council members hoping for re-election. in an editorial today, the "washington post" says neither michael brown nor vincent orange deserve another term. instead, it endorses independent david grosso and leon swain, junior. swain is the former chairman of the d.c. taxi cab commission. this morning a local mall is back open after yesterday's bomb scare. it happened during the lunch rush at the boston common mall in arlington. witnesses say a man threw a bottle filled with something that smelled like gasoline from an upper floor. luckily, the molltive cocktail didn't detonate. the suspect fled, but police found and arrested him later. the fbi has not identified the
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suspect, but says charges will be filed soon. there is still no word on a motive. police in howard county are asking the public's help finding this man. he's accused of secretly videotaping two women inside their home. take a look at this video. police say this is the suspect setting up the hidden camera inside the women's ellicott city condo. they don't know who he is or how he got inside. investigators say the man went into the condo several times to move the camera around. if you recognize him, police want to hear from you. federal health officials say the fungus found in tainted steroid shots does indeed match the one linked to the meningitis outbreak. that also confirms a link to the new england compounding center which made that steroid. the outbreak has sickened more than 250 people and killed 20 across 15 states. that includes three deaths in maryland and virginia. too little, too late. the boy scouts of america
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issues an apology after a new report. >> still ahead at 7:00, the local connection to that national scandal. >> first, a motown sweep. the tigers eliminate the yankees to clinch a spot in the fall classic. we'll have the highlights. ♪ >> as we led to the break -- head to the break, here's a live look outside. we have wet roads, standing water in some locations, and major traffic problems. tucker and julie will be here in a few moments with all the details. now it's 7:11. ♪ i can't wait ♪ d i don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is...
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here we go to baseball, and the sweep of the new york yankees. yep, that's right. one half of the world series is all set, and a-rod and the yankees will not be there.
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the detroit blasted the bronx bombers 8-1 last night. cabrera went deep in the 4th inning. three batters later another homer. it's the first time the yankees have been swept from the playoffs in more than 20 years. >> ha ha ha. in the national league, the cardinals a win away from joining the tigers in the world series. it would be their second trip in a row. the red birds beat the giants last night 8-3. they lead the series 3-1. game five tonight here on fox 5. >> i watched a little of the yank e game. the yankees seemed like they gave up. >> did they gave up or -- i think a lot of the steam was out. they have injuries. >> dissension in the club house. >> picking up girls.
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>> i wouldn't be surprised the next few years rough for the yankees. >> they have a big payroll. showers and storms generally city south and south and east. embedded-- can we go to radar first? thank you, yes. you can see, look at that thunderstorm activity, just southeast of the city. i'm sure this is not doing great things for the commute, out of that beltway. all that thunderstorm activity, see the flashing towards waldorf and la plata and lifting up to the chesapeake beach? that will push through southern parts of our viewing area and towards annapolis and eventually off to the north and east. this is our last batch of moisture. things should be winding down shortly and i think mostly just clouds here for the morning hours. eventually some sunshine and warmer temperatures. let me show you the bigger picture here. big upper level low to the west. there you go. cold front coming through, and notice in west virginia and western virginia, getting clearing. hoping that will move in later
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today. here's your accu weather seven- day forecast, by afternoon, some sunshine with temperatures in the mid-70s. rain at the moment. and cooler for the weekend, but very nice. saturday and sunday, lots of outdoor activity. looks perfect for it. >> thank you, tucker. >> major problems on the beltway this morning. >> coming out of virginia not an easy commute headed on the inner loop of the beltway towards 355. we've had people that have been able to pull over to the side and send us pictures of this jackknifed tractor-trailer leaking fuel. the front end of the cab of that trailer, it turned all the way around. you can definitely see where that tank was tanked and why it's leaking. a sand truck is en route. a lot of fuel that needs to be cleaned up before you reach 355. traffic diverted off the inner loop at 187, old georgetown road. delays stacking up as you travel north river road headed
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to 270. 270 out to montrose road, even to old georgetown road, viable options. traveling southbound on 270, heavy volume approaching and passing 109. southbound 270 traffic merging to the beltway from rockville, you do so well past this accident scene. will not affect your commute to georgia avenue. downtown, show you, southbound kenilworth avenue, accident activity tying up two lanes. only the right lane gets by. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you, julie. the boy scouts organization is in hot water after a file was released regarding alleged child sex abuse. >> more than one-third of those incidents by the boy scouts' own account were not reported
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to police. >> reporter: they're called the perversion files. more than 14,000 pages released by order of the oregon supreme court, detailing cases of alleged molestation by boy scouts masters. they span almost three decades, starting as early as the 1950s. >> they knew they had a problem and didn't take steps to deal with that. >> reporter: the battle started in 2010 after a plaintiff said he was molested in the 80s. his attorney said the files would show how pedophiles operate. boy scouts of america says it kept the records to keep the men from participating in scouting after they had been accused of wrong doing. >> there were places where we fell short and didn't do the job we should have and for that we're profoundly sorry. >> rarely will you see an organization say we blew it. we, the organization blew it.
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the boy scouts have essentially said that and i think should get credit for that. >> reporter: many leaders around the country say the organization is determined to keep the bad guys out. >> we have a multiple tiered program we do today to keep kids safe, it includes background checks for our volunteers, when you sign up to be a scout leader. >> reporter: the statute of limitations has run out on many of these cases and so many may not face charges. >> more than 50 have ties to our area, where scout leaders and other volunteers were banned for troops on suspicions of sex abuse. 27 cases in the maryland suburbs, 27 in northern virginia, and three in the district. it is now 7:20 on this friday morning. coming up, it took longer than drivers hoped for, but gas prices are finally starting to slide.
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we'll look at why they're falling and how far they'll drop. >> later on, dancing up a storm with holly morris and the 4th annual velocity d.c. dance festival. ow! >> yikes. >> she is flexible. i cannot do that. i'm impressed. we'll be right back. as governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs.
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don't let mitt romney take them away. heads up, more track work means more week delays on the red line buses will replace trains between grove ner and friendship heights. orange line, between east falls church and west falls church. green line, single track between greenbelt and college park. d.c. is raking in the cash from speed and red light camera violations.
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according to the washington examiner, the district shattered its previous record bringing in nearly $85 million for the 2012 fiscal year. traffic camera fines brought in about $55 million in 2011. several d.c. lawmakers have introduced legislation to reduce those fines. mayor grey has not yet placed his support behind that measure. the national average for a gallon of regular has fallen for 10 straight days, at the $3.74 a gallon mark. that's 13 cents cheaper than the fall peak on september 14th. but it's still higher than ever for this time of year. analysts blame the delay on refinery and pipeline problems. prices usually drop this time of year because of a switch to a cheaper blend and drivers take fewer trips. in d.c., $3.88 for regular.
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virginia drivers pay the least, ampling $3.57 a gallon. and in maryland, $3.68. a mother four months pregnant with a one-year-old in tow kicked off a bus because of a dirty diaper. >> plus, jon stewart gets serious hours before his roast with mitt romney, president obama sits down with the host from the daily show. >> we have a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and traffic -- ♪ can't you smell that smell ♪ >> really? that smelly out there? >> because of the story, the baby diaper story. >> that's a little late, isn't it? >> we'll get the latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie. plus, the winter weather outlook for the d.c. area. we'll talk with the experts. >> talking about 395 had a stench. ♪ , ooh, that smell ♪
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maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven.
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we've got 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession u shouldn't raise xes anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. the difficulty seems to be the state was on a different page than you. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal, and we'll fix it. >> all of it? >> all of it.
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what happens during the course of a presidency, is that the government is a big operation. at any given time something screws up. you find out what's broken and you fix it. >> that was president obama on comedy central's the daily show last night. he saved laughs for his speech at the alfred smith dinner later. host jon stewart pressed him on the administration's response to the terror attack in libya, as well as his debate performance. the two men spent some time joking about vice president joe biden and the number of donations e-mails the president's campaign sends on a daily basis. >> i wonder what was said about biden. i didn't see it. >> i didn't either. >> i imagine it was pretty funny. >> maybe we'll find a quote. >> hey, tucker. >> rain falling, and locally heavy.
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then things will improve. decent afternoon. hang in there. rain shower activity, generally washington, just to the north of washington, and points southeast. what are you laughing at, sarah? >> falling apart. >> tony is laughing, too. south and east got the shower and thunderstorm activity. there you go, pushing into prince george's county. now into calvert county. some thunder and lightning with it. locally heavy rain embedded in this thunderstorm activity as it pushes off to the north and east, and even as close as southeast, the beltway, oxon hill, pretty good rain. will be out of here shortly. i think this is the last batch of it. once we get this rain out of here, we should gradually see clearing skies later this afternoon. it's a cold front, and most of the rain moving through, now you can see it streaming there into pennsylvania and new york. and we're on the back edge of it. once again, we'll get that to the north and east and should see gradual clearing. you can see it taking place in
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western virginia and west virginia. look at the huge squall in the atmosphere, huge swirl, that is an upper level low and the cooler and drier air associated with this low will push into the area later this afternoon. as we get into the night time hours, temperatures will cool off and we'll be setting up ourselves for a cooler weekend. highs saturday and sunday only in the 60s. 64 right now. nice mild start to your day. highs back into the mid-70s. 57 in frederick. cooler air, and that won't arrive until later tonight. mild afternoon with partial sunshine. early clouds, got the rain showers at the moment. afternoon sun developing. mild afternoon for this time of year, temperatures in the mid- 70s. 52 tonight. cooler air, and the weekend, lots of outdoor activities, football later tonight, and local high schools, that kind of thing. looks fine. temperatures this weekend, 60s and we warm it up with lots of sunshine next week, back into the 70s. let's do traffic and julie wright has got a look at a busy get to work day. >> you got that right. still have lanes blocked on the
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inner loop of the beltway before you reach 355 at old georgetown road because of the jackknifed tractor-trailer. delays on the inner loop of the beltway are stacking up traveling north of river road heading around that curve to go north on 270 or continue with the inner loop of the there is the option of going northbound 270 to democracy boulevard and old georgetown road or 270 to montrose back over to 355 as the workaround. other side of town, accident activity. northbound 3 hundred 1 near the target. accident activity tying up the center of the roadway. accident activity southbound kenilworth avenue at eastern. should be out of the way. 395 across the inbound 14th street bridge, traffic slow from duke street to king, and crossing over the potomac. stay to the left to get by. that's a check of your fox 5 on-
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time traffic. thank you very much. government forecasters are out with their annual winter weather out look. what should the washington region expect this winter? as it turns out, that question is rather difficult to answer. meteorologists at the national oceanic and atmospheric administration say we have a fickle el nino pattern this year. for more, we turn to mike calpert, the deputy director, he joins us on the phone. how are you? >> not too bad. not too bad. >> good. you already sound -- >> yesterday was a long day. >> i'm sure it was. everyone wants answers. sometimes you can provide them, sometimes you can't. tell me what's going on before we get to the specific forecast, what's going on with el nino and why that's causing you problems? >> back a few months ago we were fairly confident that el nino would continue to develop and persist through the winter, and for some reason unknown to us at this point, things just
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kind of halted and the ocean has returned back towards normal. it's not yet ruled completely out that it won't redevelop over the next couple of months. we do still see some signs that could happen. but at this point, instead of dealing with an el nino type winter, looks like we'll be dealing with a neutral type of winter. >> el nino type winter would mean what for our region? >> historically, el nino winters have oftentimes seen some of the big nor'easters and the big snowstorms. only have to go back a few years to 2009 and 2010 to remember that winter. you need to have the cold air for the snow in this area. but typically with el nino we see more storminess to our south, and it doesn't take much to bring that up the coast. >> want to show a map you put out for the u.s. winter out look. with the lack of el nino for most of the eastern united states, including our region, looks like you have equal
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chances. tell us what that means. >> equal chances pretty much means there's not a good signal leading us to forecast either an enhanced chance of below or above temperature or precipitation. that's something that is certainly frustrating to us here at the climate prediction center. but the reality is that oftentimes the winter weather is dominated more by short term fluctuations, things such as, and maybe you've heard of these things, the arctic oscillate ion. at this point we don't know what it will do this winter. >> in terms of snow we don't know. what about temperatures, do we expect them to be normal, below normal, above normal? >> it's really the same thing. my quick mention of the arctic
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oscillateion. back to 2009-10 it was a cold winter. last winter it was positive and we didn't have much of a winter. i also said it's just something we're not able to forecast out looking to see december, january, february, what that connection will do. >> we're showing a second map of yours now showing precipitation. wetter in the southeast, equal chances for us, we don't know. drier in some areas to the west. does that possibly mean continued drought conditions in parts of the west? >> yeah. at this point we don't really see major relief coming to the drought areas over -- throughout the winter. my biggest concern would be that dry area in the pacific northwest, an area that so far escaped much of the drought. but we do see drought developing over the next few months in that region. >> finally, quickly, september,
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i hear it was the warmest month on record. what can you tell us about that? >> that's actually handled out of a different government area. i can say that that value for september, that's a global value, so that's looking at all the land areas as well as the ocean areas. it was the warmest september on record. certainly that's not unusual over the past few years. we seem to be periodically setting these types of monthly records. >> well, we know there aren't a lot of answers unfortunately, this year, but we thank you for talking to us and sharing what you do know with us. mike hallpert. thank you, sir. >> you're welcome. coming up, booted from a bus for a dirty diaper. how a mother is fighting back on this. that's coming up. it is now 7:38. we'll be right back. and im , to lead by example.
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mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down
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by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. it's your look at the new and note worthy of the week ahead. this is your capital run down.
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on monday, 7:00 a.m. washington goes green. tuesday, october 23rd at 5:00 p.m., over at american university, the peace corps is holding volunteer recruitment session. candidates have to be 18 and able to serve 27 months at locations around the globe. wednesday, october 24th at 6:30 p.m., national press club is hosting a forum on journalist computer security. thursday, october 25th at 7:00 p.m., the national archives is holding a program marking the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis. caroline kennedy will take part and recordings of jfk during the crisis will be played. friday, october 26th at 9:00
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a.m., the ted mid-atlantic conference returns. general colin powell is among the celebrity speakers who will talk about . check out myfoxdc.com for more and use our twitter hashtag capitalrundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you next week. 7:43. >> let's check in with tucker. >> rain showers and thunderstorms, believe it or not, across the region, particularly east of the city. will be with us another hour or so and gradually clouds dissipating and by the afternoon sunshine. if you're headed out driving in the next 45 minutes or so, you'll be dealing with this. you can see the rain showers and the flashes you see, thunderstorm now pushing towards annapolis, across the bay. last batch of moisture. once this lifts north and east we should see conditions
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improve later this morning. mild afternoon. highs later today back in the mid-70s. that sounds pretty good. futurecast not picking up the thunderstorms. at noon, rain out of here. still dealing with cloud cover. breaks in the clouds by early afternoon. 7:00tonight, generally clear skies across the area, with improving conditions expected for the weekend. both saturday and sunday dry. midnight, things will clear out and cool down later. accu weather 7-day, 74 today. partial sunshine this afternoon. saturday and sunday, cooler with temperatures in the 60s. nice dry, beautiful october weather for the weekend and a warmup next week. mid-70s around here, monday through wednesday. >> beautiful. is this maybe just -- is that above normal in the 70s for this time of year? >> yeah. should be mid- to upper 60s now. >> enjoy it while we can. >> that's right. let's go to julie wright. she does not have much to tell you that you're going to enjoy.
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>> you got that right. let me take one moment to say hello to our friends in loudoun county who reached out to us. big rummage sale happening this weekend, started this morning around 7:00 at morgan park. delays along 15th south. pack your patience there. beltway has been slow this morning because of accident activity which involved two jackknifed tractor-trailers. big delays. 270 northbound towards montrose road or 270 to democracy to old georgetown road, better alternatives. outer loop lanes are open. accident approaching south capital street. two lanes are blocked. big delays now, southbound on kenilworth avenue. d.c. route 295 off the bw
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parkway. big delays pennsylvania avenue. almost an hour and 20 minute communities southbound on kenilworth avenue. accident activity tying up the center of the roadway here. slow traffic around the beltway out of landover headed to greenbelt. thanks. a seattle mother and her baby kicked off a bus because of a stinky diaper. the woman was taking her one- year-old to the doctor because the baby was suffering from stomach flu. passengers started to complain about the smell of the diaper and the bus driver made her get off a half a mile away from the clinic. the mother who is four months pregnant is taking action against seattle metro. in a statement, the metro said this is a unique situation and they are investigating what happened. she has no other way to get to the hospital. what are you going to do? she's four months pregnant. i don't know. >> i don't know. okay.
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would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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♪ i just came to say hello ♪ >> time for our facebook fan. day.
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we say hello to paola. she watches because it's the bestest ever she says. thanks. for your chance to be monday's fan of the day, leave a comment under her picture on our facebook page. since 2009 an international group of talented professionals has brought the world of dance within reach of everybody. >> they return for the fifth annual velocity dc dance fest taking place at the shakespeare theater center. holly morris joins us with more. hi, holly. >> rthe question is, do you consider d.c. to be a top dance destination in the country as soon as well, until everybody answers automatically yes, then velocity dc dance fest is going to be going on. it's one of the reasons it was created. peter is with me. he is a dance instructor and choreographer and a central person in the dance community in d.c. 30 plus years.
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i know you're only 31. and we have the artistic director. thank you for coming out. >> thank you for having me. >> reporter: let's talk about this, peter. we're in the fourth year. it's come so far in a short amount of time. >> it really has. been a great partnership between washington performing arts society, the shakespeare theater and dance metro d.c. saw a need to bring dance together in a really lovely format and highly produced, beautiful hall, beautiful crew, beautiful light, and we come together every year and curate a show that will be audience enjoyable and show the companies off. >> reporter: we know, obviously you know, because you have a company here that d.c. is a wonderful dance destination. it's all about getting that message out there, so people automatically think of that. how hard is that? >> very hard. most folks don't understand what's going on with d.c. dance. there's a lot of diversity amongst us and a lot to offer, if people will come see.
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>> reporter: that is the key, getting people to come out. this festival, the beauty of it, it makes it accessible. >> very much so. we have the main stage show on harmon stage, full program for two hours long, and then we have ramp, which is a place where you can artistically speed date, with dancers and choreographers, get to know them, talk to them, see works in progress. a little bit of everything for everybody. >> reporter: it's a good chance, because you make it affordable. it's a good chance for people to sample -- >> yes. >> reporter: -- things they normally would say, that's too much money. here you can see it and you might catch the bug. >> right. and artists themselves, they get to see each others' work. so gratifying to see everyone in the dressing room and come upstairs to see the work. we don't see each other's work enough. >> reporter: you can inspire each other. >> exactly. >> reporter: what do you think sets your company apart? with multiple companies, how do you make your name?
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>> ours is the only black managed company in d.c. now. and we're one of maybe four that are ballet based. for us being the one minority, that sets us apart. we're contemporary, and what you're seeing, but at the same time classic. we can partner with one another because we're all different, yet distinct. >> reporter: it's nice to know you are working together so much instead of constantly competing. >> right. >> that's the growth of a community. when it feels like there's so little, it's always less than for me, more than for somebody else. my belief is there's more combustion, then it's better for everybody. >> reporter: i could talk to y'all forever because you're so wonderful to talk to. part of this is watching the beauty of the dance. so let's watch and listen for a few minutes.
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♪ ♪ >> reporter: the athleticism and the grace is wonderful. this is just one theater that will be dancing at velocity dc dance fest here this weekend.
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four days. it's already started. it runs through sunday. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link. tickets $18. come out and enjoy world class dance performances like you've never seen before. you can see we have other dancers warming up in the background. we'll have more performances thought the morning live here on fox 5 morning news. back to you in the studio. >> holly, you took the words out of my mouth. the athleticism. amazing to watch them, and how strong they can do that. really impressive. thanks, holly. coming up in our next hour, the redskins and the giants. two superstar quarterbacks face off this sunday. we'll talk more about what's at stake with the sports junkies. >> a controversial issue since day one, and soon voters will have their say. we're going to take a closer look at a new poll for support for same-sex marriage in maryland coming up.
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my namame is julian bond. i know a little something about fighting for what's right and just. maryland's gay and lesbian families share the same values and they should share in the right to marry. i believe people of faith understand this isn't about any one religious belief. it's about protecting the civil right to make a lifelong commitment to the person you love. join me in supporting question 6. it's the right thing to do.
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imillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. voters in maryland are voicing their opinion on same- sex marriage, and in a few
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moments, we'll learn what they think about expanding gambling in a new casino in national harbor. we'll look at the numbers with over two weeks to go before ballots are cast. >> local police department grieving with the loss of two officers over the course of a few weeks. a father on the force loses his life in an accident. >> decades' worth of files detailing thousands of allegations of child sex abuse. why the boy scouts have been ordered to release information that was kept confidential for years. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm wisdom martin. alison seymour has the day off. now we're going to talk about the weather. here's tucker barnes. >> good morning. one left over batch of showers and pretty good thunderstorms, too. once that gets out of here, we'll quiet down. east of us now, east of washington, but towards annapolis, darker yellows and reds indicating good rain rates. you'll see flashing there,
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that's a thunderstorm as well pushing across the bay, probably the bay bridge things running slowly out there at the moment, as we've had reports of locally heavy rain. good news is once this band of rain gets more than east of us, i think we'll start to see things wind down. will be slow to clear out. but mid-afternoon we should see partial sunshine. highs in the mid-70s. warm for this time of year. warm afternoon. temperature now at reagan national in the 60s. 64degrees. 59 out at dulles. 64 bwi marshall. here's your forecast for your friday here, and gets better from here. sunshine, some sunshine, and 74 here by 5:00 p.m. good looking weekend. details on that in just a minute. and nice warming trend the next week. we have better news for those traveling the inner loop of the capital beltway towards
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355. that's where we had the jackknifed tractor-trailer leaking fuel. one lane to the left is getting by. improvement. been working since 4:30 this morning, and now one left lane is able to get by on the inner loop. behind me, inner loop delays forming out of virginia, north of the gw parkway headed across the bridge, all the way up towards this accident scene. i'm encouraging you to think about your alternate routes. 270 to montrose, to democracy, back over to old georgetown road. we have one left lane open, but this is what you're waking up to inbound out of virginia trying to work your way to bethesda. delays continuing along 295, heavy and slow from the beltway to inbound 11th street bridge. accident on the freeway approaching south capitol street. southbound kenilworth avenue delays coming out of the bw parkway. almost hour and 20 minutes
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commute. accident reported northbound 301 before the costco. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. thank you. our top story this morning, the prince george's county police department is mourning the loss of one of its own following a horrific car accident yesterday afternoon in clinton, maryland. kevin bowden was traveling northbound on branch avenue when he collided with an suv. the impact sent his patrol car into a utility pole, nearly splitting that car in two. he was taken to a hospital where he later died. the 28-year-old officer bowden leaves behind two children, a 10-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. the woman driving the suv sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. >> this is the second death we've had in two months in reference to traffic accidents. and i just ask that the community please keep, or
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everyone, please keep the police department and this community in your prayers. >> we'll have more on the officer's death coming up later. wisdom? thank you very much. new this morning, support is mounting for the dream act and same-sex marriage act in maryland. washington post poll finds 59% back the dream act, which would allow undocumented immigrants to pay instate tuition rates. 35% are opposed. 52% of potential voters favor question six which would up hold maryland's same-sex marriage law. 43% opposed. though historically, opposition to same-sex marriage has been stronger than reflected during polling. the post is expected to release a poll on question seven about gambling expansion this morning. we're going to talk about all of this when bob mccartney will join us, the metro columnist from the post, joining us live in our next hour. in d.c. politics, blow to the campaigns of two d.c. council members hoping for re-
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election. in an editorial today, the "washington post" says neither michael brown nor vincent orange deserve another term. instead, they endorse independents david grosso and leon swain, jr.. grosso has worked for d.c. delegate eleanor homes norton. swain is the former chairman of the d.c. taxi cab commission. back to business on the campaign trail for both presidential candidates as they spend the weekend getting ready for monday's third and final debate in florida. today president obama will be back in the commonwealth at george mason university. romney will be in daytona beach, florida. for both sides, back to the sometimes nasty rhetoric after a brief truce last night. take a listen. >> everyone please take your seats. otherwise, clint eastwood will yell at them. >> the president's remarks are
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brought to you by the letter o and number 16 trillion. >> i understand governor romney went shopping for some stores in mid-town. the other day, honey boo-boo endorsed me. so that's a big relief. >> i've already seen early reports from tonight'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. >> the annual alfred e. smith dinner is a tradition. a heads up for drivers from virginia state police, the president's visit to fairfax will mean traffic changes today from 10:00 this morning until 1:00 this afternoon, any vehicle bigger than an suv will be detoured off route 23 ox road near the campus. police are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible and be prepared for major delays if you plan to be near the campus. in the u.s. senate race in
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virginia, candidates george allen and tim kaine have met in their final debate. it was held last night at virginia tech. kaine criticized allen for what he -- both candidates will appear on fox 5 morning news before the election. allen is scheduled to be with us next tuesday. kaine october 30th. developing in afghanistan this morning, roadside bombing in the northern part of the country has killed 16 civilians and wounded 18 others. they were on a bus on their way to a wedding. no word on who is responsible. closer to home, a local mall is back open this morning after yesterday's bomb scare. it happened during the lunch rush hour in arlington. witnesses say a man threw a
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bottle filled with something that smelled like gasoline from an upper floor. luckily, the molotov cocktail, or the three others found by police, did not detonate. the suspect fled, but police found him and arrested him a few hours later. the fbi has not identified the suspect, but says charges will be filed as soon as possible. still no word on a motive. decades of alleged abuse in the boy scout organization made public in thousands of pages of once private records at an oregon state court. >> the records were first examined by the l.a. times and were known as the perversion files within the organization. they detailed reports of about 5,000 people who were kicked out of the organization for suspected sexual abuse. some 1200 cases of abuse are in the files, some dating back to the 50s. about 50 cases were reported in the d.c. area. the "new york times" lists more than 100 cases from virginia. it is 8:08 now.
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the tigers break out the brooms on the road to the world series. >> still ahead at 8:00, we'll check in with the sports junkies. >> the flip flopping presidential poll numbers and more questions about when the white house had word that the attack on the consulate in libya was an act of terror. we'll check in with chris wallace for a preview of fox news sunday. now it's 8:09. we'll be right back. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies...
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that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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looking at the day ahead, closing arguments could begin as soon as today in the trial of two prince george's county police officers accused of assaulting a university of maryland student. after that, the case would led to the jury. also today, a florida judge hears pretrial motions in the murder case against george zimmerman. his attorneys plan to argue for the right to subpoena trayvon martin's social media account. more than 1,000 female service members will be in d.c.
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for tomorrow's march marking the 15th anniversary of the memorial to military women at arlington national cemetery. the ceremony begins saturday at 2:00. they should have good weather for it according to tucker barnes. tucker has the weather and more. give us the more first. >> cuteness factor of the day, and i expect you both to participate. >> we will. we'll be good today. >> today we say hello to -- >> sadie sue. >> sadie sue. what a good picture. >> she is adorable! >> i love the outfit. >> me, too. >> cool outfit. >> sadie sue the little chef, we can obviously tell. her family says the almost five- year-old loves to cook and bake. >> with her mom. >> and her mom. >> doesn't cook and bake on her own, tucker. >> with one of those easy bake ovens. >> i think they banned those,
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didn't they? >> they should have, because they didn't work. you bake with a light bulb. >> i think they did. anyway. we don't want to take away from the moment. >> again, we've gone astray. she is wonderful. >> she is wonderful. >> she's much too advanced for the easy bake oven. we love your picture and outfit. congratulations on the fan of the day. >> we're looking at the easy bake oven. >> go to myfoxdc.com to send your child's picture, and click on mornings. like the music, too. >> they use new light bulbs, so it takes longer to cook. >> but they last longer. shower and thunderstorm activity out of here. still rain in eastern calvert county. this is the last of it. i hope it's the last of it. one shower to the south and
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west of dale city. conditions in the atmosphere becoming less and less conducive to rain shower and thunderstorm activity. gradual drying out later this morning. eventually i think we'll see sunshine along with mild temperatures this afternoon. let me show you the big picture. check out the swirl with our area of low pressure here as we go to our next map out to the west. and there you go, very impressive. much of the rain shower activity thunderstorm in the evening hours last night. now racing up to pennsylvania and new york. that associated with a cold front that is moving through as we peek. we'll get rid of the rain, sunshine this afternoon, and along with it mild temperatures with highs expected about in the low to mid-70s later. chicago and cincinnati, shower activity and cool temperatures, and that will get in here for the weekend. not so much the rain shower
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activity. otherwise, dry and a nice looking seven-day forecast. 56 tomorrow. and warming trend early next week. check out your daytime highs tuesday and wednesday, a lot of sunshine, mid-70s. nice for the end of october. that's weather. let's do traffic. julie wright has been busy all morning. you got that right. trying to clean up the accident activity from the inner loop of the beltway approaching 355. two left lanes able to squeeze by, with big delays leaving the george washington parkway on the inner loop of the beltway. accident activity to report along canal road near the chain bridge inbound out of greenbelt and kenilworth avenue. almost an hour and 20 minutes leaving the beltway to pennsylvania avenue. here's the driver northbound on 395, heavy and slow to king street. earlier crash reported near south capitol street has cleared, so the road is open. eastbound 66 tough go coming in
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through centreville, fair oaks and vienna. delays traveling southbound on 29. accident activity near stewart, that's cleared. bumper-to-bumper leaving four corners to the capitol beltway. slow leaving 95 to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. the commute is not good this morning. thank you, julie. with 19 days left until election day, both candidates are spending the weekend with a sharp focus on key battleground states where political ads run around the clock. monday they'll square off in the final presidential debate in florida. chris wallace joins us with a preview of fox news sunday. good morning, chris. good to have you here. >> good morning. when you say square off, after that last debate, you may mean that literally. that was something. >> it really was. pretty much what we expected, i think, knowing that president obama would have to step up his game. but this next debate will be very interesting, because it's all about foreign policy.
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>> that's right. of course, with the shifting stories about libya, the question as to why there wasn't more security before hand given all the security warnings in the consulate in benghazi, that will be an interesting debate. becomes clear after this last debate these guys plain don't like each other. i can't wait for it. i so can't wait for it that we're going to have our own debate, kind of as a preview on sunday, between two key supporters, republican lindsey graham and democrat dick durbin. iran, syria, the whole foreign policy in the middle east, we'll be talking about all of it on sunday. these guys are not going to be in the studio, so i don't think they're going to square off. electronically they are. >> will be interesting to hear. that benghazi story is not going away. it will be interesting to hear what they have to say about that. let's talk about politics with
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romney and president obama, and the polling numbers which, you know, depending what poll you read, obama is up, romney is up. they're tied. a lot of fluctuation there now. >> we'll get into that as well. the granddaddy of all polls is the gallup poll. we'll talk to the head of gallup on sunday to try to understand it. gallup in the national polls has romney leading obama by 7 points. 52% to 45%. i don't know there are many that show bomb leading nationally -- obama leading nationally, but close. swing states the "wall street journal" has a poll showing iowa and wisconsin, obama leads by six, 7-points. it raises the possibility, and i didn't think this was going to happen again, but raises the possibility romney could win the popular vote and obama with narrow victories in the swing states could win the electoral
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vote, much like bush versus gore in 2000. we'll talk to the head of gallup about that sunday. very interesting. >> it is. we've been in our newsroom as well, we kind of at this point fully expect that we may not know who the next president is on election night. >> well, since i'm going to be up in new york, and they've already said you're working until 2:00, i may bring a sleeping bag and sleep there on the set. i've never -- i've always wanted to spend an evening with karl rove that way. [ laughter ] you enjoy that. chris, thank you very much. it's good to talk to you this morning. we look forward to the show. you can see the show here on fox 5 this sunday morning at 9:00 right after fox 5 morning news. wisdom, back to you. it is 8:20 in the morning. it's now 8:20 on this friday morning. coming up next, a serious turn on last night's daily show. we'll show you the back and forth between president obama and host jon stewart. >> later on, a dance lesson with holly morris. we'll go live to the velocity
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dc dance fest in northwest. we'll be back in a moment. ♪ [ mitt romney ] look at the evidenence of the last four years.
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under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
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i saw you flash -- >> i know, i know. >> i know what you've been reading. but we're not going to go there. >> i appreciate that. >> i'm still the president. >> no, i understand that. irrespect the position. [ applause ] >> the president also spoke about the hot button issues in the election, including the economy, and he described his performance in the first debate in denver as an off night. >> we all have off nights, off mornings sometimes. it's a court battle of super hero proportions. back in 1938 the man who created superman sold the rights to d.c. comics for $412. as the character rose to fame, the men fought to get an
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increase cut in the profits. this week a court ruled the heirs of one of the creators cannot seek the copywrites. it's official, a new movie about freddie mercury is a go. the queen guitarist confirms actor and comedian sacha baron cohen will play the flamboyant front man. >> really? >> that will be interesting. i've never seen him play a series role. it could hit theaters in early 2014. can you see him playing? >> you know what, this is one of those things when you hear about it, you're like what? but this could be one of those things that works. we'll see. >> all right. >> we'll see. still ahead in our next half hour, we're going to check in live with the sports junkies. >> why one local newspaper is
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boycotting the home team's name in print. it's now 8:25 and you're watching fox 5 morning news. we'll be back. to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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we have news just in about how marylanders are feeling about building a new casino in prince george's county. the "washington post" is out with a poll and shows that 48% of likely voters do not support expanded gambling while 46% do. among registered voters it's a tie at 47%. we're going learn more about this when "washington post" columnist bob mccartney joins us at 9:15. other headlines, president obama was apparently the first target of a bangladesh man who faces charges for trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york. quazi nafis family says he was
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only there to study. army appeals court in texas has ruled the fort hood shooting suspect can have his beard shaved. families of the victims in that shooting want it to be ruled an act of terror, so the soldiers killed or injured would be eligible for a purple heart. 13 people were killed in the 2009 shooting. a dangerous dust storm passes over an oklahoma highway. the result, a multiple car pileup. nine people were hurt when at least 30 cars were involved in the collision in kay county, oklahoma. officials had to shut down an 8- mile stretch of the road, which you can't even really see there. they say the storm created high winds and near blackout conditions. visibility was less than 10 feet in some spots.
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look at that. >> that's tough. like a dust bowl. >> wow. >> that's something i've never been in and would not want to be in. it's got to be terrible. >> feels like it would be hard to breathe. >> hard to breathe, all the dust all over you and everything. >> and tucker barnes is here. >> hey -- >> you know what? i told you earlier about charlotte. >> yeah. >> we have fans in charlotte, north carolina, who have been watching since 4:30 this morning. still watching. says he's watching now. >> fantastic. >> north carolina. they love the show. says he's going to watch every friday now. probably at 4:00 in the morning people come get their hair done. >> wow, that's crazy. well, not crazy crazy. good for you. >> anyway -- >> see how he's going to talk his way out of this one.
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>> please keep watching. >> yes, absolutely. >> i didn't mean to interrupt. >> i appreciate him watching the last four hours. forecast hasn't changed much. things winding down, though a left overshower and even a thunderstorm pushing just east of the bay. east of annapolis, stevensville, chestertown getting rain shower activity. looks like maybe st. michaels further on the eastern shore. it's racing off to the north and east and will be out of here. few leftover sprinkles and light showers. one to the south and west of dale city. could be a shower over the near term. the trend, to dry things out and introduce sunshine later today. let me show you the bigger picture. cold front that's been moving through overnight. there's most of the rain now well to the north and east of us. you can see a few leftover showers here associated with the cold front now pushing east of the bay. out to the west we have clearing into portions of
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virginia and west virginia. that will get in here later today. cool pool of air that's developed off to our north and west. that cooler air, drier air will filter in tonight, and bring us a little bit in the way of cloud cover for your saturday. i think we'll be dry tomorrow. you'll notice the cooler temperatures, highs tomorrow only in the 60s. currently we're in the 60s. 64 in washington. 65 in annapolis. 45 in pittsburgh. that will get in here later tonight. accu weather seven-day, mid- to upper 60s and a warming trend next week, with temperatures back in the 70s. let's do some sports with the men of fox 5, wisdom and tony. the men of fox 5. all right. the yankees swept out of the playoffs for the first time in more than two years. >> plus, redskins get ready for a big matchup. we turn to our team of experts live from their studio, the
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sports junkies as heard on 106.7fm the fan. good morning, how are you? >> what's happening? >> we got side tracked today, because it became a whole show about how old we look like. what do you think? >> tony, give us a guess. >> are you all the same age? >> yes. >> you are? >> don't give him clues. >> i'm going to say 43. >> thank you! >> pretty close. >> wow, tony, impressive. >> i'm offended, i'm only 42. >> we're all proud 1988 high school grads. some of us graduated college in '92. >> not that you care. somebody at the station asked me if i went to school with james brown, the legendary james brown, born in 1951. >> could have been worse. >> it could have been worse, you're right. all right. before we get -- we're going to talk about the redskins, baseball first. i don't know if you have seen
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this, look at your monitor. the cover of the "new york post," the papers in new york are great. here's their cover now that the yankees are blown out. the front page on a baseball, dear yankees, we don't date losers. signed new yorkers. >> funny. >> that's great. >> a-rod, he dates hotties, though. you saw that chick he threw the ball to. he's on his a game. >> he was already beginning that refocus. he's not playing, so he had to have something to do. >> here's my question, the yankees, are they, i mean, they're done for this year. are they done for a while? seems to me they might be going through a transitional period. >> good question. >> older team. jeter is older than a-rod. he was playing well. >> but they have unlimited resource. deepest pockets in all of professional sports. >> i think it depends on what direction they go in. when steinbrenner owned the
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team, he would sign anybody and everyone to win championships. now, his sons are taking over the team and they want to get under the payroll tax deal, $189 million, so they might want to cut payroll a little bit. who knows? depends what direction they go. some of the older guys will be gone next year. >> enough talk about the yankees. we don't care, and the nats are gone. rg3, they got the giants, playing the giants this weekend. this is a huge game. huge. >> huge game. if they win, 4-3, 1st place. giants 0-3 in the division. suddenly a team that most people expected might only win 6 or 7 this year, has a legitimate playoff. i think the defense, both teams score an average of 30-points a game. if the defense can limit the giants and manning, the skins could win this game. >> i wouldn't expect griffin to have over 100 yards rushing. you'll see more morris this
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weekend than last week against the vikings. >> what we're seeing is defenses aren't ready for rg3 and this attack. you haven't seen this in the nfl. a lot of people thought the redskins are concerned about the amount of hits rg3 has taken. the very next game he ran more than he had in any other game before the concussion. gives defense a different look. smack talking from the giants' defenders. >> that's what i would be worried about with rg3, because he had the concussion in the atlanta game, and comes back in the minnesota game and runs for 140 yards. i would worry about them getting complacent and still having him run and he gets hit and out for a couple of weeks. still have to be concerned with that. >> and you have to worry about eli manning. it's impossible to sac that guy. sacked four times in six games. need to force him into making bone head mistakes. >> the giants lost their first two games in the division.
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they don't want to lose this game. it's just as big for the giants as the skins. >> just don't call them sorry. >> i won't say a word about anymore redskins' opponents. >> great to talk to you. enjoy the weekend and see you next week. >> thanks, fellows. >> 106.7 fm the fans. love those guys. >> redskins fans renamed for a paper. it will refer to the team as the washington pig skins. many native americans have complained the term redskins is racist. they chose a new name with the help of a reader poll. no word on how the pigs feel. >> the kansas city chiefs did that. >> really? >> i get it. still ahead at 8:00, tyler perry takes a break for an action thriller. >> ken mccarthy, we'll see how the new alex cross goes up
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against the old one played by morgan freeman. we'll be back in a moment. [ mitt romney ]  look at the e evidence of the last four years.
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we've got 23 million people out of work
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or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. tyler perry is making a
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serious move in his new movie. you may want to check out the latest installment of the paranormal series. >> start with alex cross. this is with tyler perry. i have to say off the top, i don't know how believable. he's madea. dresses up as a woman and now he's alex cross. >> that's a big question. he's not the problem with the movie. this part was played back in the day in the '90s by morgan freeman in kiss the girls and along came a spider. made from the james patterson book. you can consider this a prequel. takes place in present day. so doesn't fit that prequel, linear aspect of the prequel. but here's the deal with this movie, the problem with the film is the product placement. i'll get to that shortly. the story line is alex cross is
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a detective in detroit. serial killer played by matthew fox from "lost" is on the loose. him and his team are trying to track down this killer. the serial killer makes it very personal by harming someone in alex cross' family, so becomes a balance of moral versus what to do with the law. and it -- here's the thing, the movie is so cliche. you've seen movies like this before, people are driven by a revenge. but that's not the problem. tyler perry does a fine job leading the film. matthew fox is a great villan. the product placement bothered me so much -- >> that bad? >> literally a scene where tyler perry goes to a house and the person who lives in the house says, i'm sorry, do you need anything to eat? are you hungry? perry goes, no, we had mcdonald's. >> no. >> i'm not kidding you. i am not kidding you. why would you say you went to mcdonald's, other than a product placement? a scene later that's five
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minutes, a huge onstar/cadillac commercial. go to onstar, find out where the car as much are you on onstar? that took me out of the movie completely. putting that aside, cliche, predictable. perry is fine. he does a decent job. i like perry. but the movie itself, that product placement bothered me so much. if you build a scene around your product -- >> that's annoying. >> i gave it a two and a half out of stars. wait for the rental. rent kiss the girls. that was better. >> cool. paranormal activity 4. that time of year. another paranormal activity. >> here's the deal with these films. the first three cost under $10 million campaigned and made $536 million world wide. this one, this is clearly, in my opinion, a cash grab.
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they keep making these films because they know they'll make over $50 million opening weekend. this particular movie, i didn't sleep right for the first one for three weeks. as the budgets have gotten bigger, the first one cost $15,000. now getting into the millions, the creativity has dropped. paranormal activity 4 is a sequel to 2, which is a sequel/prequel, which was followed by a prequel -- >> what? i'm lost. >> i mean, it's literally, it's so confusing. >> what do you get out of the movie other than scared? >> takes place five years after paranormal activity 2. new house, new family. you'll see some original characters come back. the scares in my opinion aren't there. the flow doesn't visit the first one. a lot of cheap edit scares. my opinion, some of the crowd will scream. i didn't find it that scary.
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i gave it a two and a half out of five. i jumped maybe twice. i would skip that. coming up the next couple of w skyfall so stay tuned on fox 5, and you can follow me on twitter. >> thank you, kevin. >> no paranormal activity for me. >> no. me either. coming up next, dance takes over the district. good morning, holy e. >> reporter: good morning how. it is taking over the district, and you have an invitation to be involved. it's called velocity dc dance fest. it's a festival in its fourth year. we're live this morning at sidney harmon hall. this weekend it is all about the dance collective available to us in the district. coming up, we're going to get a lesson and see performances live. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. ♪
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and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow. ♪ let's dance ♪
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put on your red shoes and dance ♪ great song. >> yes, it is. >> world class dance companies and artists, many whom are home grown talent take the stage in d.c. >> it's the velocity dc dance fest, a four-day event. holly morris joins us from northwest with more. these dancers quite impressive. what are you doing? >> reporter: they are quite impressive. i'll tell you what is the most impressive, is the treasure trove of dance talent that is available in the d.c. area. that's what -- okay, i have to stand up -- that's what the velocity dc dance fest is really all about. these are both wonderful dancers that will be performing. now, we're being taught the art of sri lanka dance. >> yes. >> reporter: tell us what we're learning. >> this is part of the dance from the southern part called
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low country dance. this depicts the piece i'm doing today, the flower and beauty of a woman that is flourishing in the mountains of sri lanka. so its people are mesmerized. >> reporter: the costumes are a big part of it. >> yes. >> reporter: is there symbolism behind it? >> depicts the flowers, and beautiful. because it depicts the beauty of a woman, so it's elegant, sensual, so all the jewelry to make it -- >> reporter: alluring, if you will. >> yes. >> reporter: bringing the audience in. for you to be a part of the festival, what does it do to help get this kind of dance out there? >> it's amazing.
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washington performing arts society and shakespeare theater, they're working hard together to bring amazing collection of artists together, and i'm so thrilled to be a part of it and to share this ancient art form. >> reporter: let's watch asanga dance. ♪ >> reporter: as you watch here, we epitomize the opportunity that this festival really presents, because here's me, someone that's never seen this, experiencing it for the first time, and you are an accomplished dancer, inspired by her. >> yes, indeed.
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i was noticing the hand gestures. >> reporter: they're so deliberate. >> deliberate and intentional. as i think about my solo, prelude frustration and the hand gestures part of that, helps me to bring that more to the surface. >> reporter: you have v.t. dance, so what sets you apart, and what will you be doing? >> this evening i'll be performing prelude frustration, which was the first solo i choreographed for vt dance about 10, 11 years ago. and then it was called prelude frustratation in a martini. >> reporter: because that's a good way to handle frustration. >> exactly. >> reporter: it epitomizes dance is a good way to express yourself. >> yes. >> reporter: and to get frustration out. maybe next year it will be prelude peace. because you have found that. let's hand it over and watch vincent dance for us this morning.
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♪ ♪ >> reporter: fourth annual velocity dc dance festival going on throughout the weekend. tickets 18:00. myfoxdc.com is our web site. we have a link. there's so much different opportunity for you to come and see and learn and be amazed. we're going to continue to have more coming up in our 9:00 hour. back to you in the studio.
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>> that is fascinating stuff. >> really is. >> the hands, the feet, the whole nine. >> lot of talent there. still ahead, how the free state feels about same-sex marriage, gambling in prince george's county and the dream act. >> robert mccartney from the "washington post" joins us live with a look at the result of new polls. we'll be back in a moment. governor, i cut five billion dollars in spending and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibility, grow our economy and create jobs. [ male announcer ] tim kaine. bringing people together to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
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every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm sarah simmons. alison seymour has the day off. now at 9:00, in less than three weeks voters head to the polls. where do they stand on issues? >> bob mccartney with "washington post" is here this morning with surprising new numbers. that's coming up at 9:15. >> a story that has people talking. a pregnant mother kicked off a public bus because her baby went to the bathroom. we'll explain more on what
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that's all about. we're weighing in at 9:30. plus find out what she says happened. >> later this hour, clean comedy. he knew from the time he was in grade school he needed to make people laugh. meet the local man who shares the stage with famous comedians and creates laugh with clean jokes. sean sarvis joins us. he is a christian comedian. >> sometimes we have to ask the comedians who come in, keep it clean. >> no worries about him. it will be good. >> let's check in with tucker barnes. keep it clean, tucker. sarah, i'll do the best i can. it is friday, after all. it's tempting. showers and thunderstorms still lingering across parts of the area. will get them out of here and eventually sunshine and improving conditions. that's a look at our vipir. cloud cover lifting to the north and east. hd radar, and we can show you the showers and thunderstorms as they continue to track off to the north

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