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but to me, it's money that i earned. man: to some people, social security is just a number. i count on social security. and 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... responsible for the content of this advertising. this is fox 5 news at 10:00. tonight hurricane fears, sandy is on its way north after barreling through haiti and cuba today. forecasters fear it could turn into what they're calling a frankenstorm. that is a monster combination of wind, rain and maybe even snow. good to have you with us.
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i'm will thomas. take a live look right now at miami, florida. you can see giant waves crashing over the street. power outages are being reported, public school classes canceled for friday andthe storm not just pounding here in south florida. it could cause huge problems and billions of dollars in damage along the east coast. let's get right to it tonight. hurricane sandy fears, gary mcgrady is in the weather have to begin our storm coverage. >> thanks, will. this will be a high impact storm all up and down the east coast. we'll go right to the satellite picture to show you. it doesn't look very organized here. as a matter of fact, it has been weakening just a little bit over the last several hours. it's encountering strong winds aloft. we call that wind sheer and that tends to buffet the storm around a bit. winds are down to 90 miles an hour. movement has slowed dramatically. now it's moving north, north we
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have at 13 miles per hour. the pressure is up just a little bit at 968. this is the track r the national hurricane center. this will take us through the weekend. not much has changed here from earlier from 5:00, but subtly a few things have changed now and that's when you bring the storm up into making landfall in the northeast. it is looking increasingly more likely now that this storm's greatest impact will be from the delmarva right up to providence and at least the new england states and by compact we're talking about a little bit of everything. i don't want you to concentrate so much on the red line there. however, the center of this track is through new jersey. it may have shifted a little bit more down to the south and to the southwest and that does not bode well for new york city, for manhattan, those highly populated areas there. philadelphia comes into play
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with this as well. if you look at this and if this is a perfect forecast, it's probably not this far out, but i think we're beginning to get a good idea where this storm is going to go, we are still on the southern end of that which means we wouldn't get the highest wind, we wouldn't get the heaviest rain and we probably won't get the greatest effects from this storm. basically we're talking about high wind, a great deal of beach erosion, very high surf along with a storm surge more than likely high tide and an astronomical high tide. so the flooding will be a little greater and, of course, there will be flooding rain and you mentioned snow, will. there's colder air to the north and west, so the higher elevations will get some snow out of this, no snow here for d.c. >> higher elevations and snow could be a silver lining, gary. utility companies are preparing for sandy. bg and e is planning for hundreds of thousands of potential outages by putting workers on stand-by bringing in
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at least 500 workers from other states. utility companies say they've learned lessons from past storms that will help them reduce damage and recovery time. hurricane sandy is now pounding the bahamas and leaving a deadly path behind. cuban officials announced 11 deaths from the storm. fox's phil keating is in miami with the latest. >> reporter: hurricane sandy now threatening the entire east coast of the united states. forecasters say it's expected to be a rare mix of a hurricane and a winter storm before possibly hitting the new york and new jersey area on tuesday. new york city's mayor says no reason to panic. >> we've opened the office of emergency management situation room already and the nyc coastal storm plan was activated early this morning. >> reporter: officials in the northeast preparing for the storm and relying on lessons learned from last year's hurricane irene. >> you saw in irene we didn't move a lot of people out of
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seniors homes and hospitals and if necessary, we're prepared to do the same thing. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has already ripped through jamaica and cuba and now it's in the bahamas. heavy rain and strong winds damaged many homes, knocking down power lines and upreceipting trees. the cuban government -- uprooting trees. the cuban government said more than 50,000 people evacuated before the storm made landfall. terror-related hearings are to be delayed at u.s. base in guantanamo bay. the storm did kill four people in the caribbean. for the rest of thursday and through friday the entire east coast of florida from key largo up to jacksonville will be feeling hurricane sandy, but only as a tropical storm, a lot f wind, waves and outer bands of rain and from there sandy marches north. in miami phil keating, fox news. >> stay with fox 5 throughout the next 90 minutes as we track
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hurricane sandy. you can also follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. the website features enhanced satellite imagery, interactive models, live chat and more. a former fbi agent is spending his first night in jail found guilty of killing a maryland teen-ager in a drunk driving car crash nearly two years ago. at the time adrian johnson had just been promoted to protect the life of the u.s. attorney general. fox 5's bob barnard has our report tonight. >> reporter: it took the jury two hours to find adrian johnson guilty of homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated and a half related charges. this is his mugshot taken late thursday. the 38-year-old former fbi agent spending his first night in jail since that horrific collision on north keys road in brandywine in february, 2011. 1 >> time and time again a lot of
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times the law officer gets slapped on the wrist and gets away with it, but this time i'm glad that everything came out okay. >> reporter: lawrence garner's son jr was 18 when he was killed. his best friend robert mitchell was seriously injured when garner drove out of a friend's driveway and into the path of johnson's speeding suv. he was an fbi agent off duty but assigned to attorney general eric holder's protection detail. johnson's attorney says they will appeal the verdicts. >> we thought that the vehicle that he struck pulled out of a blind intersection in the middle of the night. the evidence was there was about two seconds to react to that unforseen development and it was our position that a stone sober driver would have run into that vehicle. >> i don't understand how he can even say that out of his mouth. >> reporter: prosecutors say johnson was doing 58 in a 40 mile-per-hour zone and was highly intoxicated at the time
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of the crash. >> more than three times the legal limit. it was .25 and so this was taken three hours after his arrest and so we believe it could have been even higher than that. >> reporter: jr garner was grade wait of gwynn park high school in brandy -- a graduate of gwynn park high school in brandywine, worked at home depot, talked about going to college and wanted to be a state trooper. >> i knew he was going to be successful at whatever he did because he was a go getter. >> reporter: prince george's state's attorney angela alsobrooks says the guilty verdicts send a message to the community. >> that absolutely no person in this county is above the law. you drink, you drive, you speed and we'll prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. >> johnson faces up to 13 years in prison. he will be sentenced in december. i'm bob barnard, fox 5 news. also in prince george's county new charges have been filed against two men in connection to a crash that killed a police officer. back in august officer adrian
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morris was killed while pursuing two robbery suspects. those men, kevon neal and kenneth mitchell now face new charges. neal has been charged with motor vehicle, manslaughter, theft and fleeing and eluding. mitchell now faces charges including theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle. a news alert regarding the authority responsible for the multi-billion dollar dulles rail project. according to the washington post, there is an fbi investigation into the metropolitan washington airport authority. the probe comes days before a federal inspector general's report is set to be released focusing on the authority's contracting and hiring purposes. the spokesperson for the authority tells the washington post that they haven't been officially notified of an fbi investigation. another big story on this thursday night, arlington county police launched a criminal investigation after the release of an undercover video. it shows the son of congressman
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jim moran discussing a plan to cast fraudulent ballots. patrick moran resigned yesterday as field director of his father's campaign hours after a conservative group released this video. it shows an undercover operative pitching a voter fraud plan to patrick moran and moran telling the volunteer to look into it. late tonight congressman moran released a statement saying in part, "i don't condone the actions of the right wing organization in question, but i recognize that this incident is teaching patrick a tough lesson early in life. i know that my son's intention was to deflect the line of questioning by this trained political operative bent on goading him into a specific response." but the fact remains that the conversation drifted into discussions that reflected a serious error in judgment that patrick wishes he could take back. these allegations unfolded just days after jim moran wrote a news commentary on voter fraud.
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the piece titled voter fraud must be investigated was published in the falls church news press. it says in part recent efforts by far right activists and a lack of action by state election authorities threatens the integrity of our electoral process. when an actual case of voter registration fraud comes up, this situation demands a thorough and transparent investigation." coming up next a legendary swim coach charged with child abuse surrenders to police. we're there. >> plus an incredibly disturbing case out of new york, a cop accused of hatching a plot to first kidnap women and then cook them, then eat them, the chilling details as we continue. >> scott, sorry you have to follow that. let's lighten the load a bit. >> the redskins won't have pierre garcon ready this sunday, but after today's news the bigger question is whether they have him at all this season. the skins will have a new name in the backfield this week as well, a closer look at keiland
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williams coming up with fox 5 news continues. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs.
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a legendary swim coach has been arrested accused of sexually abusing one of his students decades ago. rick curl was the co-founder of curl-burke swim club. this summer a now 43-year-old woman came forward and said curl sexually abused her when she was 13 and it later grew into a sexual relationship. fox's beth parker has more. >> reporter: rick curl is a swimming legend. today he is also an accused child abuser. >> he was captivating and i really don't understand why, but i just idolized him and i would have done anything, anything for him. >> reporter: kelly davies was a montgomery county kid with loyal parents and a passion for swimming. she said she felt her future as an athlete hinged on her connection to her coach rick curl. according to court documents, when davies was 13 years old
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curl began kissing and fondling her. investigators say by the time she was 15 she and curl were having intercourse. the documents say some of the incidents happened here at curl's former home on ashley drive in rockville. robert alhers is her lawyer. >> she was taken advantage of in every way. >> reporter: the lawyer says that at age. [ audio difficulties ] to cover the cost of counseling, one demand she would not take her story to authorities. now years later at age 43 kelly davies has come forward. >> way i look at this today is that i spoke out when i did and, you know, it's better than waiting until tomorrow. >> reporter: she says she's focused now on the greater good about making sure no other young swimmers experience what she did. curl has been charged with
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child abuse. outside the montgomery county jail today he tried to cover his face. curl said nothing. his lawyer thomas kelly released a statement today. it says, "rick curl is a good man. he is a devoted father and husband. we look forward to having mr. curl's positions made clear in the coming weeks." curran will tell you the past has shaped her personality. >> i don't trust people at all. that's my no. 1 fear. my no. 1 fear is not dying or crashing a plane. it's being taken advantage of. as far as rick goes, you know, i would like justice to be served and for him to be -- his process to be a deterrent for pedophiles. >> reporter: davies curran went to the university of texas on a swimming scholarship, participated in the olympic trials twice. she said the reason she has now come forward is that her own daughter is about to turn 13 years old, the same age that she was when these incidents
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allegedly began. one more thing we should tell you, last month usa swimming permanently banned rick curl as a coach in its programs. beth parker, fox 5 news. >> we reached out today to what was the curl-burke swim club. it has now changed names. no one there returned our phone call. a former university of maryland student has been spared prison time after he admitted to threatening to go on a shooting rampage on campus. alexander song was sentenced to three years of supervised probation. song was arrested in march after making an online threat he would shoot up the campus. he pleaded guilty to charges of disturbing the peace at the school and is banned from the college park campus. a new york police officer is under arrest accused of a gruesome plot to kidnap women, cook them and then eat them. the suspect is a graduate of the university of maryland and according to the criminal complaint, one of his potential victims is a maryland resident.
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no women were ever hurt, but the details of the plot certainly disturbing. fox's dan bowen has all the details. >> reporter: new york city police officer gilberto vye is accused of planning to kidnap, torture, rape and cannibalize women. he was arrested at his queens home wednesday. neighbors are still trying to make sense of these charges. >> it's crazy. it's impossible. >> reporter: vyae served on the force six years and was working in the 26th precinct. court documents say his computer contained files of at least 100 women and their photos. he's charged with using police databases to track women. a neighbor says vyae lived in the apartment with a wife and young daughter. >> it's quite insane. i don't know what to make about it. >> reporter: the fbi said it was tipped off after finding e- mail and instant messages between vyae and two co- conspirators. one of the co-conspirators asks
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how big is your oven? i responds big enough to fit one of those girls if i fold one of her legs. i can show up at her home unannounced and not alert her and knock her out. it appears he had gruesome intentions. court documents show the 28- year-old suspect demanded $5,000 to kidnap the women, but the complaint suggests he was interested in eating his victims. vyae went on to say i love that she is asleep right now not having the slightest clue of what we have planned. her days are numbered. i'm glad you're on board. she does look tasty, doesn't she? investigators say the officer's estranged wife tipped off new york authorities after finding his chilling online activities. a surprising revelation from d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo. during an interview on nbc he said john muhammad sexually abused him. muhammad was malvo's accomplice
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in the deadly shooting spree that terrorized our region 10 years ago. >> later on by relatives when i was 8, 9 years old and then for the entire period when i was almost 15 until i got arrested i was sexually abused by john muhammad. >> malvo and muhammad were linked to 27 shootings across the country including 10 deadly attacks in the washington area. malvo says he doesn't expect this revelation to affect his life sentence. caught on camera, get ready for this video, former gang leader who is now homeless helped rescue a dallas cop. the officer was trying to subdue a man thought to be in some drunk induced state when chucky alexander stepped in. with the help of a security guard he pulled the man away from the officer and body slams him down to the ground. the dallas police department honored alexander today for his
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efforts. wouldn't be it great if etch got off the streets now and -- he got off the streets now and turned his life around. as we continue, the skins are heading to pittsburgh to take on the steelers. up next an injury update on two key players. scott smith is up next with the state of the skins. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade.
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planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. the feel good story this week is the return of chris cooley, but he returns as third on the depth chart. today mike shanahan endorsing logan paulson as the no. 1 tight end for now in the wake of fred davis' achille's injury which by the way davis' surgery went well, recovery is five to six months. cooley isn't the only new guy with a familiar name added to the roster this week. keiland williams signed with the team tuesday after being released by the detroit lions last week. williams played his rookie
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season with the skins in 2010 and is excited for another opportunity in burgundy and gold. >> no one really wants to go through the process of being cut or traded or anything like that, but if you, do you'd rather go back to where you started and that's where i'm at. so i'm thankful for that. i felt like i left here on good terms. everything was good. i was very respectful to everyone. so i felt if i was in the situation where i got cut again, the redskins would come and get me. i told that to a lot of my family and friends. to see it really happen, it was kind of crazy. >> injury updates, london fletcher's streak of playing 231 consecutive games is in jeopardy. fletch mitched practice the second straight day. he's under-- missed practice the second straight day. he's undergoing testing for his balance. pierre garcon has a planar tear in the bottom of his foot. surgery could be postponed until after the season is a possibility as well. >> it's not going to make it
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any worse. it's one of those kind of different-type injuries. if it doesn't get better i'm sure eventually we'll have to look into other options. >> they say it can't get worse, but i think it can. it can get dislocated and cause other injuries for overcompensating for it. it is frustrating, but you have to think about what's best for it and the future because this is a long term. you don't want to make it worse just for one season. maryland football cannot catch a break. quarterback devin burns is done for the year with a foot injury. burns replaced injured perry hills and scored a td against the wolfpack. he is the third terp quarterback to go down this year. freshman cale brough is the only wide receiver left and marcus leak is out with a broken toe. the giants' recipe for success in game one of the world series was a heavy dose of panda. pablo sandoval made history with three home runs en route
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to a lopsided win. the giants had a memorable pitching performance tonight from 23-year-old madison bumgarner. his only real pinch was in the 2nd inning. delmond young laces one down the logical line. he would be in with a double, but prince fielder started this one at first and they're sending him home. he's a big fellow, not exactly a baserunner and he is thrown out at home. that's a great throw and even better tag, prince not happy. scary moment for detroit pitcher doug fister in the 2nd. gregor blanco lines one off his head. fister stayed in the game to pitch six innings and allowed just one run. that's all bumgarner would need. the g men provide a little insurance in the 8th. hunter pence with an r.b.i. sack fly. tigers manage just two hits all game. giants take a 2-0 series lead with a 2-0 final. the series heads to detroit for game three saturday here on fox. nationals third baseman ryan zimmerman underwent
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arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder this morning to fix the ac joint. zimmerman needed multiple cortisone shots to play this past season. is he expected to be good to go in six weeks. an 82 game hockey season does not appear likely. today's deadline came and went with no resolution in the nhl. the two sides will go back to the drawing board. of course, we should have caps hockey as we speak, but we don't unfortunately. >> are they really that far apart? >> they didn't appear that far apart last week, but this week it's a different story. there's always something to kind of draw a wedge there. >> thank you. president obama did something today no other president has ever done before. >> plus dueling gay marriage protests at galludet university as a university official fights for reinstatement. we're back in a moment. >> if you see a story we should look into, let us know. call us 202-895-3000 or send your news tip

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