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more than 70 trucks and 1,500 workers rr part of a deployment to the storm the state will rebound from the devastation of sandy on the concert last night on the campus of penn state university. he thanked chris chris te for doing a fine job of taking care of citizens. proceeds will be donated to the american red cross. president obama and mitt rom know both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy but with just four days before voters head to the polls it's back to the trail
in full force. >> and the focus is all about those key swing states. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now both a memory as the candidates refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then
attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to work. >> in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several fanned out across places like iowa, colorado and ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero for political rachers a neck and neck there could be the deciding factor. in washington, fox news. all right. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top storys. >> fox 5 morning news starts now. all right. good morning. happy friday, everyone. it's november 2nd. the end of the week, a null month. a live look outside there at the washington monument and we are ready to get to the weekend. it's been a long week.
>> yes, it has been. let's hope the weekend is quiet. >> good morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news and we want to know what the weather is going to be like throughout the rest of the day as well as on the weekend and here's tucker. >> good morning, tucker. >> without the jacket. >> yeah. >> is that an indication of anything? >> it's going to take a little bit of time before i can put it on. >> just wanted to know. >> don't tell anybody but about 20 minutes ago i was still asleep. temperatures right now on the cold side. sarah mentioned it. definitely jackets. well, the last couple of days we needed the jackets. 42 at reagan national. dulless bwi marshall 42 degrees. we're going to get more sunshine than we've gotten in days. satellite radar you can see what's coming down the pike though. look out toward western maryland
and western pennsylvania. see the light cloud cover and light shower possibilities? partly cloudy today and still a little cool. as i mentioned our highs only make it back in the mid-50s and that will set us up for a decent weekend but cooler on saturday and sunday. highs today, 55 in washington. 51 in annapolis. upper 40s north and west. >> nice and cool. >> yeah. time now to talk to julie. happy frid. you lee. >> happy friday indeed. it seems like this has just been taking so long to get here. finally we made it. well, on the roads you'll find roads are open. no problems reported. right now nice easy trip around town. you'll also find your lanes are open. kennel worth avenue, easy trip with no issues reported for those continuing down toward the d.c. line and down toward pennsylvania avenue. continuing northbound you'll
find life traffic volume in the hov line and the main line. that's a check of fox 5's on-time traffic. manhattan is slowly getting back on its feet following supersandy. the subway system will partially reopen. many victims on staten island say they're not getting enough assistance from agencies like me ma. food, clean water and gas are in short supply. >> local utility crews are heading north entothe storm zone. a large group of trucks are supposed to head out this morning from a staging area at national harbor to go to new jersey and new york. more than 70 trucks and 1,500 workers are part of this deployment. we'll be with them many the next few hours as they get ready to go. the hurricane search and
rescue team are helping victims. the federal emergency management agency activated the search and rescue team sunday. it's unclear how long they'll stay in new j. new this morning, d.c. major is anoubsing changes to fine from speed cameras. the mayor will be joined by police chief and another transportation officials at the wilson building at 10:30 this morning. the nationwide hunt for a virginia man has ended in montana. lawrence stewart who was wanted for targeting an exgirlfriend and police officers in staff ford county with pipe bombs was captured after a brief car chase with police. audrey barns has the story. >> reporter: staff ford county sheriff says his communication center was on the phone with dispatchers in montana as
officers pursued lawrence stewart. they disabled his vehicle with spike strips but he still refused to give up. >> he threw pipe bombs detonating as the pursuit was going. there was as we understand, tire deflating devices were activated, disabling his car. he abandoned his car and he fled with a handgun. >> stewart was taken into custody after a brief foot chase. local officials have been looking for him since tuesday for his involvement in three separate bombings at the home of a sheriff's deputy and a detective. they all had a role in his arrest for domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend at this mobile home in staff ford back in june. according to court papers the girlfriend requested and received a protective order against stewart. she writes, he punched me in the right kidney, choked and strangled me, pinned against the refrigerator with my feet dangling. tried to get away. he grabbed me from behind by the
neck and threw me to the floor. investigators believed he'd been planning to attack the arresting officers for months. >> it means we have somebody who's extremely dangerous that was probably going to continue to cause destruction and kill possible out of our society and out of our community today. it also puts our community at ease. especially our law enforcement community. >> more than 30 law enforcement officers and 50 agent from the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and fire arms were involved in tracking stewart down and capturing him. he'll be extradited back to virginia to face numerous charges. >> the public responded and our law enforcement partners rose to the challenge and took this predator off the street. >> investigators say stewart maintained a website and apparently used it to taunt police who were looking for him. an update now to several violent attacks in the district.
police have arrested two more men in connection with the eastern market beating that left a man severely beaten. police believe the group is linked to at least nine separate attacks. four days until election day and president obama is making up for the lull in campaigning because of the superstorm. the president was back on the campaign trail yesterday making appearances in wisconsin, nevada and boulder, colorado. tomorrow the president will be in manassas and will get a boost from former president bill clinton. mitt romney is launching his four day sprint to finish the tour. today romney starts in wisconsin and heads to ohio for a couple
of campaign rallies. both campaigns are waiting for today's big job report too. the monthly unemployment numbers come out later on this morning. economists are forecasting more than 1 hundred thousand jobs were added to the economy but they expect the rate to rise from september to october. still ahead, as the number of meningitis cases continues to grow, a new discovery made in connection to the pharmacy that caused the outbreak. and personal items of amy wine house come up missing from the house where she passed away.
rubber. it can damage the central nervous system and reproductive system. meningitis continues to grow spreading to 19 states. 377 people have fallen ill, 28 have died and now federal regulators found contamination in two more drugs tied to the outbreak. the search is on for the person who stole two of amy wine house's possessions. the wedding dress and a newsprint cocktail dress are missing from her home. the alleged theft was discovered during an inventory check. her dad just says it's sickening that someone would steal something with such sentimental value. it was supposed to be auctioned off for the charity to help children overcome their addictions. she died from alcohol poisoning. a scandal involving a new
jersey lawmaker is brewing. >> plus, after months of heavy criticism reveals more at the airport. it's cool outside. temperatures in the 30s and lo 40s. definitely bring a jacket. i found all the details. a look at your traffic coming up right after the break. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys
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all right. michael bloomberg says his new york city marathon must go on. some feel the city should focus on helping the many victims of the superstorm. >> that's a tough call. it brinso yeah, that's just a th call. >> i know somebods up there and she's worried because she's like, we can't get around anyways right now. where are these people going to go? >> it's going to be -- they've already been saying too how cold it's getting at night and people don't have electricity so you know -- >> it could still be weeks without electricity as the temperatures are going to remain cool here for at least another week. let's get your weather forecast. and yesterday, it was okay. >> did the sun ever come out? i don't remember seeing it. >> it did come out for a moment
or two. >> i don't remember seeing it either. >> must have been that split second when i didn't look out the window. >> we're going to take your word for it, tucker. >> i'm sure it was out somewhere. >> you had to push the clouds out of the way but it was definitely there. >> and you got your power back on. >> yes, i got my power back on. never knew the power could make somebody so happy but it does. >> 53 today in re gan national. on the cool side this time of yore. bwi marshall was 50 degrees as well. these temperatures running a good ten degrees below normal and we're getting cold again tonight or early this morning. 42 in washington. 45 in annapolis. here come 30s again. 36 this morning in gaithersburg. 36 in manassas. off to the west, 34 degrees. cull pepper 34 so awfully close to freezing out o-the west. our high temperatures will top out in the low to mid-50s so
with a little sunshine it should feel a little better than yesterday, but we have no real heat on the way here as the flow will continue to be out of the north and west for the next several days. satellite radar, clear skies overnight. that's why we're getting so cold and here's our next little piece of energy coming down from the north and west. some cloud cover and one or two sprinkles. i don't think we'll see a low or sprinkles today. we'll go partly sunny this afternoon with highs in the mid-50s. good news is the whole mess associated with sandy should finally get out of here and high pressure out to the west will build in for the weekend. should be bright and sunny although a little cool with high temperatures getting cool each day. partly sunny skies, still cool. winds out of the west here at 5 to 10. then as we get into the nighttime hours, cold again. partly cloudy skies, 38 the overnight low. and i'm afraid off to the north and east they're going to be in for the chill as well the next
couple of days. there's your forecast. saturday and sunday look great. highs in the 50s. will be a little chilly. there's still this coast tall storm that's lurking here next week. i think we'll eke out election day but by wednesday and thursday we'll get some clouds and rain with it. we'll fine tune that as we get closer. let's do some traffic and say good morning to julie wright. >> so far so good. also a quiet start for this friday morning drive. you'll find your lanes are open with no issues reported. headed out toward the dc line, light traffic volume continues all the way out toward pennsylvania avenue. no trouble spots to report southbound on 270. light traffic volume right now on 395 between the pentagon and tin bound 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. prosecutors are recommending a six-day jail sentence for
former d.c. chairman brown. he pled guilty to campaign finance violations back in june. his plea agreement called for a sentence of up to 6 months but although his crime was pretty serious he deserves credit for accepting responsibility and cooperating with law enforcement. a new jersey lawmaker is on the hot seat this morning. the daily caller is reporting that bob do mendez says he paid two women for sex. they say they each received $100 instead of $500. a spokeswoman says they are not going to respond to a completely false accusation. me then dez has represented new jersey since 2005. first there were questions about lavish spending on travel and entertainment. now the airport authority is facing more criticism and it all revolves around problems in hiring and contracting.
. >> reporter: the airport authority has a big job running national and dulles airport and overseeing the silver line to dulls rail project. >> we take the issues and concerns in this report very seriously. >> the audit found an it vice president and his staffers accepted more than 25 free trips from a company with a major contract with the authority. and the human resources vp who was supervising relatives. >> it appears some of the incidents are one-time isolated events that occurred in the past and have been dealt with. >> the authority says it has already instituted some ethics reform including terminating noncompeting contracts involving former board members but the audit said it found a culture of lax internal controls that allowed managers to award
excessive salaries, unjustified hiring bonuses and ineligible benefits. >> in a statement they said unfortunately a general lack of transparency and accountability and employee misconduct have jeopardized the public's confidence in the authority's ability to ethically manage its critical assets and complete the dulles rail project. >> we will use this as a tool in expanding our work to increase transparency, tlenthen governance and build public truck. >> he says the authority must change now but the president and chairman are institutes theft prevention policies in the future. passengers will be paying extra close attention to that flight safety video shown before takeoff. we'll show you why coming up
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do that? character from the hob it movies. the films were shot on location in new zealand. it calls themselves the airline of middle ert, but what do you think? that's really creative. i like that a lot. >> i was kind of worried about the first one. thought it was another kind of movie that i watch. >> i was thinking the same thing. well, coming up next, well, this week's showdown, that's where murphy quizzes players for the redskins. she's going to quiz and we'll see the defense. we'll be right back. ♪
the great power house kansas city chiefs. 31-13 and i say that because this is the chiefs' fifth straight loss. you beat who's on the schedule so whatever. >> let's turn to college ball now. logan thomas visiting miami last night. thomas was nothing but real estate in front of all the quarterback. 73-yard touchdown surpassing mike vick with rushing touchdowns. they lose 30-12. >> i remember when they used to be good. >> i don't know what happened. >> back to profootball. the redskins hall, apparently not be suspended for his actions during sunday's game. nfl.com report it is league decided to fine him instead. the cornerback was kicked out of last week's game for an incident with an official. still no word on how much he will pay. the nfl has yet to make an official announcement.
each week lindsay murphy pits a member of the offense against the defense to tell us just how much they know about the upcoming opponent. >> this week it's the panthers. >> this is the four down showdown and right now the defense is crushing the offense. it's 5-2. playing safety had to switch sides because this is the other side? >> well, the sun was coming down a little bit so i just needed to switch and i'm left-handed so it only made sense. >> the offense is not doing a good job. can you help them a little bit. ? >> yeah. w is the day. >> i've never heard you talk trash. can you they something? you're talking on the field. right? >> can you give me one of two nicknames for north carolina >> tarheels.
>> yes, that's it. tar heel state. yep, uh-huh. >> wow, what a lucky guess. >> all right. 1-0 defense. cam newton scored the mes rushing touchdowns ever by a quarterback last night. >> 18 >> no. >> 11. >> 14. >> yes. >> the one number y'all didn't say. all right. it's 1-1. this change of donut stores started in north carolina. >> crispy cream. >> all right. it's 2-1. offense. you've got to get this and you'll win. you get it you tie id up. 4th down. which of your teammates is from north carolina? noo banks. >> all right. here's a tie break question. if banks is the shortest player on the team, who