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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. we are on top of several big stories tonight, an all out manhunt for a killer in virginia after an elderly couple was found dead in their home. >> plus a twist in a so-called mother daughter murder case, what judge declared a mistrial, reaction from the victim's
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family and what happens next. but we begin with a winter weather alert, a mess in the midwest again. another blizzard slamming several states. we could soon feel its impact. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. get ready for some rain and even some flood watches, of course, some winter weather advisories, too. sue palka has the latest information coming into the weather center tonight. >> it looks like this is not going to be a problem for us in the morning, but we've got some rain coming, enough that we've got some flood watches up and there could even be a rumble of thunder tomorrow at the same time we also have winter weather advisories off to our west. it's coming from that same storm. we'll take another look on radar. this is a huge snowstorm. there is an awful lot of severe weather associated with it in addition to big wind, but this is a drought stricken area, so they're calling that snow white gold even if it has been a lot of work for folks in wichita and kansas city and across much of oklahoma. that area of low pressure
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that's producing the snow will be weakening, but we are really going to tap some very heavy moisture. it looks like we could be in for quite a soaker tomorrow afternoon. as the winter portion of this storm weakens, the next storm that forms, the same energy, it's going to be able to tap into the atlantic ocean. we've got a lot of heavy moisture that could be heading this direction. most of it will be in the afternoon. flood watches were expanded tonight to not only include d.c. and surrounding counties but loudon and northern portions of fauquier were added because streams and creeks could get a lot of water in a short amount of time and yes, winter weather advisories to our west. this is a concern for freezing rain and sleet that may build up to an inch or so at allegations above 1,000 feet. that includes washington county and the panhandle of west virginia. we'll be busy in the weather center tomorrow afternoon. you'll definitely want that umbrella. we'll let you know when it's out of here and have the seven- day forecast a bit later.
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blizzard conditions wallop the middle of the country again making highways impassable and bringing hurricane force winds to part of texas. kansas was already under a thick blanket of snow when this latest storm showed up. two people have died, one in a car accident, the other when a roof collapsed into a home. a rural virginia community shaken by a brutal crime that has residents on edge. an elderly couple was beaten to death inside their home. tonight police are searching for a suspect they say is armed and dangerous, fox 5's maureen umeh in the newsroom. >> the suspect is also a registered sex offender and police believe he knew the victims. tonight family and friends are hoping someone recognizes him and brings him to justice. an all out search for a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of an elderly fauquier county couple, sheriff's deputies handing out flyers asking if anyone has seen 59- year-old john wesley jeffries. he's believed to have beaten 80-
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year-old nelson slack and his 74-year-old wife ethel to death inside their home saturday night. night. >> it just shocked me. i was just devastated. >> the slacks lived in and around the town of marshall, virginia, their whole lives. residents describe them as fixtures in the tight knit community. >> very friendly. i'd seen them in here a couple times on friday nights, very talkative, outgoing. >> at the old salem restaurant where the slacks ate almost every friday night their loss is felt. >> they're really very nice retired couple. >> henry green was a long time friend. he says the couple would appears sit at the very table where he's -- always sit at the very table where he's eating dinner now. green says it's hard to believe the friends he saw a few days ago are now gone. >> quite a shock. it's like i'm saying, you don't expect that to happen in your community. it's always down the road
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somewhere. >> friends say they knew something wasn't right sunday morning when the slacks didn't show up for church. deputies went to their home on bunker hill road. it was locked. the couple's car was gone. deputies were called back later when relatives couldn't get into the house. deputies went in through a window and found the slacks dead. >> a vehicle that we know to be operated by mr. jeffries was located about 1/2-mile from the crime scene yesterday. shortly thereafter a police officer in the city of fredericksburg located mr. and mrs. slack's vehicle in the city at a location that we learned is frequented by mr. jeffries. so obviously we'd like to speak to him about that. >> friends say the slacks knew john jeffreys but can't imagine why he'd want to harm them. they say the crime has shaken their communities. they hope jeffreys is soon caught and brought to justice. >> i don't want to see vengeance. i do want to see justice served. >> fredericksburg police say they have strong reason to believe jeffreys is also the
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man who attacked and robbed a 67-year-old man along morningside drive saturday night. the victim fought back with his portable oxygen tank which police say may have cut jeffries' face. in d.c. police are releasing surveillance video of a vehicle of interest in a fatal hit and run. darnell ross of upper marlboro was killed february 16th. 20-year-old was struck by a car on m street near first in northeast. the driver took off. if you have any information, police would like to hear from you. another big story, a mistrial in the mother daughter murder case in prince george's county. jason scott will be retried this fall for the deaths of a largo mother and daughter found dead in a stolen car in march of 2009. fox 5's karen gray houston is in the newsroom with reaction. >> jason thomas scott is a professional criminal. he has already been convicted on federal charges for multiple burglaries, armed home invasion robberies and related charges. that he wasn't convicted today
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of the murders of dolores dewitt and her daughter ebony makes prosecutors more determined and dolores' sister very angry. >> it's very important that he stand trial for this. >> patricia smith watched the first trial and says she's determined to see justice done for her sister dolores dewitt and 20-year-old niece ebony. their charred bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen car in largo in march of 2009. jason scott is already facing 100 years in prison for federal convictions for more than 50 burglaries, nine armed home invasion robberies, carjacking, production of child pornography and gun charges. the mistrial for murder was declared on a technicality. >> so there was testimony today that referenced more than one home invasion and the judge previously declared that we could only discuss one home invasion and four burglaries. so that was a decision made by the court and so the judge decided that it was prejudicial to the jury and declared a
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mistrial. >> a painful decision for a family desperately looking for closure. >> i can't even begin to tell you what he has taken from me. >> pat smith broke down crying and wiped tears from her eyes as she described the anguish she has felt since her niece and sister were killed. >> he has taken away from me my sister, my mentor, my teacher, my friend. so he must stand trial for this person. my niece whom i hold dear to my heart. >> these are the two women in our community who were killed and we are absolutely determined that we will hold him accountable. >> the state's attorney says while jason scott is behind bars facing 100 years in prison he's no longer a risk to the community, but she vows to fight for justice for dolores and ebony dewitt when scott's new trial begins in october. there is still no word tonight on what caused an suv
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to lose control and plunge off the side of the memorial bridge. it happened last night around 10:00. the suv was headed towards the lincoln memorial in the district when it crashed through the con crate railing and fell into -- concrete railing and fell into the potomac river. the driver survived. charges are pending. live look at capitol hill tonight, still no compromise in congress on a deficit reduction deal. that means the sequestration deadline is now four days away. president obama, house speaker john boehner both delivered strong messages to each other. >> congress is poised to allow a series of arbitrary automatic budget cuts to kick in that will slow our economy, eliminate good jobs and leave a lot of folks who are already pretty thinly stretched scrambling to figure out what to do. these cuts do not have to happen. >> it's time to cut spending here in washington. the president was serious, he'd sit down with harry reid and begin to address our problems.
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>> fox 5's will thomas here now to talk about how widespread these cuts will be. >> we are talking about drastic cuts that will affect every state including d.c. hundreds of local federal workers and civilian workers with the department of defense would lose paychecks. look at some of these staggering numbers. tens of thousands of people furloughed. today president obama worked to recruit the nation's governors to do something. president obama is urging the nation's governors to help pressure congress to avoid the catastrophic spending cuts scheduled to begin friday. >> companies are preparing layoff notices. families are preparing to cut back on expenses and the longer these cuts are in place, the bigger the impact will become. >> reporter: unless lawmakers compromise on a way to cut deficit massive cuts kick in totaling 85 billion by the end of this fiscal year. >> we need a balanced approach. that's what makes our states
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move forward and create jobs. >> now is the time to cut spending. it can be done without jeopardizing the economy or critical services. the president needs to stop campaigning. >> reporter: homeland security secretary janet napolitano says cuts will slow you down at the airport. >> average wait times to clear customs will increase by as much as 50%. >> reporter: this local tim adams says his company is already being hurt by sequestration. >> it's almost impossible to play. >> reporter: his largo maryland based company employs about 350 people running training programs for the military. adams says furloughs and layoffs are expected if automatic budget cuts hit friday. >> we have to make those cuts now. we can't make up for it later. >> reporter: maryland senator ben cardin huddled with prince george's county business owners worried over what the budget cuts will do to their companies and workers. >> i would not be able to add more employees in the workforce that i need to do. >> i don't think you'll see the
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skyfall in on march the 1st. we've already seen some of the damage caused by the anticipation. agencies have not entered into contracts. i know that at nih they held off a lot of their long term contracts because they don't know what their budget is going to be. >> let's talk about the possible effect on metro. the federal government gives metro $150 million to help with capital improvements. metro would lose 12 million of that if the cuts are triggered and keep that in mind. downsizing the federal workforce which accounts for about 40% of the people who actually ride metro would cost metro tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars every day from lost ridership. to be continued for sure. >> indeed. high profile murder cases cracked, the big break that led police to a maryland teenager's suspected killer. >> and ikea now in serious damage control mode after horse meat was found in its tweedish meatballs in europe. what you -- swedish meatballs
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in europe, what you need to know about the stores in the u.s. coming up. >> this is an opposite not a lot of people know about, but if they did know about it, i think it could change their lives. >> a maryland firefighter has an amazing recovery after a devastating injury. tonight at 11:00 you won't believe what he went through to get back the use of his thumb. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 will be right back. 
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a fast moving fire in potomac, maryland, this afternoon, a neighbor shot this video of the house on willow green court going up in flames. two teenagers were home but managed to make it out safely. the cause is still under investigation. prince george's county police made arrests in two high profile murder cases. 18-year-old marckel ross gunned down last september walking to school. 71-year-old geraldine mcintyre stabbed to death inside her capitol heights home earlier this month. fox 5's paul wagner has details. >> reporter: when marckel ross started out for school in the morning of september 11th , left the house with an ipod his
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mother said he would listen to on the 2-mile walk up old central avenue, a digital music player that may have cost the teen his life. >> markel always said if someone tried to rob him he wasn't giving his stuff up. >> reporter: police say before the gunfire there was a confrontation on the street that morning and nothing was taken, but it wasn't until several people were robbed and one person shot on october 31st in capitol heights that investigators got their break. >> patrol officers responded to the scene, put out the lookout. there were three defendants stopped in the area. they were quickly identified in the october 31st robbery. >> reporter: prince george's county police say one of the three was travon bennett who investigators believe was alone when he killed marckel ross. >> sometime i don't even think they realize what they're doing. they're killing and robbing for tennis shoes, cell phones, everything. half the time these kids on drugs, i believe. something is wrong with them. but as of markel, yeah, he took an innocent person's life and he may feel bad about it.
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i don't know. >> reporter: elizabeth ross said her son had dreams of doing creative things with his life. he loved to dance, run track, even model. >> he said i'm not going to be living with you and i said fine. i don't want a bunch of old kids living with me. he said that's not going to be me. he always had big dreams. >> reporter: dreams that died at the hands of a man with a gun. marckel ross was killed a little over two weeks after amber stanley was shot to death inside her kettering home, two very troubling murders that left a community on edge and in fear. in the fox 5 newsroom i'm paul wagner. the other case police say they've solved, the murder of 71-year-old geraldine mcintyre found stabbed to death inside her capitol heights home earlier this month. investigators believe 46-year- old james alphonso ward killed mcintyre while burglarizing her home. the two were neighbors. it's believed mcintyre may have even been helping ward by
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giving him food. tonight the frantic 911 calls after a shooting inside a baltimore high school. take a listen. >> baltimore county, 911. what's the address of your emergency? >> we're at perry hall high school. we have a student shot. >> it looks like we do have a call. give me one moment. >> we need an ambulance in the cafeteria immediately. >> and the student is in the cafeteria? >> yes. are they on their way? >> it looks like someone is in dispatch. i want to get as much information as possible, okay? >> 15-year-old robert gladden jr. fired a shotgun in the cafeteria in the high school on the first day of school. a student was hit in the back but survived. today a judge sentenced him to life with all but 35 years suspended. the d.c. council did something today it's only done once before. it formally reprimanded a council member. it also stripped jim graham of his oversight of the city's alcohol regulation in response to the ruling by an ethics
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board that graham broke the code of conduct when it came to his influence over two projects. matt ackland has the latest. >> reporter: it appeared this was the last place council members wanted to be, called into a meeting to punish one of their own. >> it is not ordinarily constructive to criticize one another which is why there's a lot of reluctance to do that and why today is an uncomfortable day for the council of the district of columbia. >> reporter: uncomfortable but some say necessary. it was chairman mendelson who came up with the punishment after seeing three separate investigations that all suggested graham's conduct when he agreed to trade votes. >> it is not appropriate for a council member to attempt to influence behind the scenes who may win a bid. >> the public has to trust to us do what is right and in this case to act against using the influence of our office to obtain contracts for friends.
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>> i don't know if he was helping his vote, but he was trying to wheel and deal in place i think the people don't expect us to be. >> reporter: graham said the investigations were one-sided. he wanted a hearing so his colleagues and the public could hear both sides. >> there should be witnesses, cross-examination, the opportunity to be heard. >> reporter: marion barry had graham's back saying his due process was also violated before when the council centered him -- censured him in 2010 after the council found barry benefited financially from a contract he awarded to his girl friend at the time. >> i've had at least a half dozen council members tell me they regret not giving me due process. >> reporter: in the end graham received a reprimand and lost control of alcohol regulation in the city. this is not the outcome he hoped for, but he says he's ready to move on. >> it's over. let's get on with the business of the city and the business of the ward. >> reporter: matt ackland, fox 5 news.
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a twist tonight in the horse meat scandal in europe. now ikea's signature swedish meatballs are involved. what does that mean for stores in the u.s.? we'll have details when we return.
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a affordable furniture -- affordable furniture giant ikea is pulling meatballs off nearly two dozen store menus after traces of horse meat were found in a batch. so far no american stores are affected, but 21 european stores will no longer sell the iconic meatballs. >> reporter: for many affordable furniture is not the only draw at retail giant ikea. some come just for lunch, specifically the swedish meatballs. >> that's what makes them famous, thionate balls. >> they're delicious. i come here -- they're swedish meatballs. >> they're delicious. >> reporter: a search of youtube yields countless videos
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from fans paying tribute to and offering reviews of the bite size delicacies. >> meatball, nothing fancy there. >> reporter: but as of today the meatballs are harder to find in nearly a dozen european countries after ikea pulled them because a frozen batch was found to contain horse meat. inspectors in the czech republic made the discovery while doing checks in response to a scandal that began in ireland last month. >> why would they do that? it made me feel funny inside. >> i find it very disturbing. i would think ikea has a very good reputation, so i'm very surprised. >> reporter: while the news was upsetting to some shoppers in the store in brooklyn, ikea says meatball fans in the u.s. has nothing to worry about, all meatballs are sourced from u.s. suppliers here. we can confirm that the contents follow the ikea recipe and contain only beef and pork from animals raised in the u.s.
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and canada company officials said in the statement. many people have a moral objection to eating horse meat, but there can also be health risks says a veterinarian, dr. daniel laridia. >> we have to worry is where the horse meat came from. in general horse meat is not farmed like cattle and as far as restrictions on certain drugs that can be given to horses or cattle are different just because these drugs can be harmful for human consumption. >> the company's website estimates that they serve nearly 150 million meatballs a year, no word when they will begin reselling them in europe. they are the ideas that make you say why didn't i think of that from local restaurants saying social media to the next level to a razor service that makes shaving even easier to rain boots with a twist, the new products and services that could be the next great thing. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation,
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this is fox 5 news at 10:00. these days entrepreneurs are all around us creating solutions to life's biggest problems. tonight fox 5's consumer reporter laura evans introduces us to some of those ideas. could they be the next great thing? >> tonight we've got something for everyone, simple solutions to life's problems that could save you money, a new way to be social and enjoy the things you love, but we'll start with a business that makes something you may not love a little less hassle. almost every man does it almost every day. now a company that takes the sting out of shaving. >> hi. i'm mike, founder of dollarshaveclub.com? what is that? for a dollar a month we send high quality razors right to your door. >> take your pick, the humble twin, a two blade for a buck plus $2 shipping, the 4x four
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blades for six bucks a month shipping included and the executive, a six blade razor shipping included. dollar save club founder mike duben told me the idea came to him when he was fed up with the hassle of buying razors. >> took my life savings and put it into starting a business that would solve the problem. >> a serious business that he is selling with humor. >> each razor has stainless steel blades and aloe vera lubricating strip and a pivot head. it's so gentle a toddler could use it and do you like spending $20 a month on brand name razors? 19 go to roger federer. i'm good at tennis. >> the company launched nearly a year ago and it's taken off. their slogan? shave time, shave money. >> you can upgrade, downgrade seamlessly. your satisfaction is guaranteed. the party is on. >> less hassle, save money and
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a business model that s why we dollar shave club could be the next great thing. every gal knows the dilemma, what shoes to wear on a rainy day especially when you need to dress nicely? >> some people are wearing cutesy or big bulky raincoats that didn't match. some people just ruin their shoes. >> the light bulb went on for cassandra drugan when she was sitting in her car on a rainy street corner. she thought about the galoshes her dad wore and created pysis, protect your shoes in style for women who don't want the hassing of lugging around their rubber rain boots. >> you can -- hassle of lugging around their rubber rain boots. >> you can take them off and carry them. >> the boots go right over the shoes you're wearing. they're stylish and comfortable providing even more stability
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than wearing your heels alone. >> i like them a lot. i wore them over high heeled boots and jeans and they were much more comfortable than my big clunky rubber boots. >> at $165 a pair they're a bit pricey, but those who like them say they're worth the splurge. protecting your have. in your shoes, allowing you more choices in bad weather and a stylish solution to an ever present problem, that's why we think pysis could be the next great thing. who doesn't love sharing a meal with friends, right? but this dinner is different. these people had never met before tonight. welcome to feastly. >> i'm a marketplace connecting cooks and eaters. >> denny harris' business partner had his aha moment when he information guatemala eating his -- he was in guatemala eating his best meal in a private home.
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you go online to eatfeastly.com, see what meals are available. on the site you can learn about the meal and chef and sign up for the dinner right there. all the chefs have been vetted by a feastly panel. average cost for a meal? 38.50. >> part of the experience for me is a nice preparation. >> alex davidson is hosting her third meal, an indian menu following a sabbatical four years ago that made her passionate windian food. >> it brings people together for fabulous -- about indian food. >> it brings people together for fabulous food. the goal is to be everywhere. he calls it the optimal social network. >> through the dinner table you're able to meet people, connect with others and taste local food and local flavors and learn about local traditions. >> creating community around food, a good meal at a reasonable price and traditional networking in an intimate setting, that's why we think eatfeastly.com could be
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the next great thing. feastly chefs make between 100 and $150 per meal. the food served is fresh, organic and generally local. most of them happen on thursdays and fridays in d.c. we'll post all the links to the businesses bowl offed tonight on www.myfoxdc.com. if you have -- we profiled tonight on www.myfoxdc.com. if you have a business, you can hit me up on facebook or tweet me or send me an e-mail. >> i'm loving those boots that you pull over the top of your high heels and feastly is pretty cool. you can maybe meet people you never would have met otherwise. >> such a great opportunity. dozens of nascar fans injured when wreckage from a crash flew into the stands, the latest on the investigation and why nascar will likely not face any lawsuits. >> also ahead. >> reporter: argo just won best picture and tonight we
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hear from two local men held hostage in iran to see what they thought of the movie. ford is getting a visit from uncle sam, the government investigating nearly 725 ford cars and suvs looking into hundreds of complaints about some engines stalling even when vehicles are traveling at very high speeds. the probe includes the ford escape and fusion along with the mercury mariner and milan. and the nightmare continues for boeing's troubled dreamliner, japan's all nippon airways is suspending all of its dreamliner flights at least through the end of may. the airline has 17 of the jumbo jets, the largest fleet in the world. meanwhile stocks suffering their worst drop of the year, investors worrying about any potential political instability in europe after italy's election and call it a smartphone on wheels, starting next year general motors will offer faster 4g wi-fi service on most of its models.
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it will be good for things like a gps device and good news meanwhile for parents with kids. the new technology will allow streaming video into a back seat tv. that business. i'm neil cavuto.   >> this fox 5 stock market report is brought to you by your lexus dealer. live life heroically.  [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply.
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the fire that claimed the lives of two sisters in frederick county last month was ruled accidental. the girls ages 3 and 6 were not able to escape when their myersville home caught fire january 31st. their parents and two other children got out. the fire started when some draperies came in contact with a baseboard heater. spectators hurt in the crash of the daytona international speedway may have some trouble filing a lawsuit. a disclaimer on each ticket says the holder of this ticket expressly assumes all risk incident to the event occurring prior to, during or subsequent
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to the actual event. 30 people were hurt when a crash sent debris including a tire over the fence meant to protect the crowd. there is no comment from nascar. bp oil company and their partners were in a new orleans federal courtroom today to face a judge in their civil case. they're being sued for $18 billion for the deadly deep water rig rupture that spewed nearly 4 billion-barrels of oil back into the gulf of mexico in 2010. >> what we want to do is make sure bp is held accountable so the ecosystem has the resources necessary to make sure they rebound and that we restore the system and that the states are compensated for the economic losses they received. >> in pretrial statements bp said many parties share the blame. coming up on the news edge a maryland firefighter loses his thumb in a horrific accident. meet the doctor who refused to give up on his recovery at 11:00.
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the movie argo not only entertained at the box office, it also educated a lot of people about an aspect of the hostage crisis that had been top secret, classified for years. some of those held hostage came home to our area still live here today. as fox 5 beth parker shows us, they were on capitol hill today urging diplomacy between the u.s. and iran. >> i want to thank canada and our friends in tyran living in a terrible circumstance right now. >> when director ben affleck said thank you sunday night for argo's best picture win at the oscars, these men were grateful, too. ambassador john limbert and ambassador bruce laingen were among the 52 people held hostage in iran during the carter administration. >> actions of iran have shocked the civilized world. >> argo has refocused attention
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on the 1979 hostage crisis. >> i would encourage anybody at any time go and see that movie. it's exciting. >> i really liked the movie. >> the fact that it's won best picture means even more people will see the movie argo and the hostages say that's a good thing. >> the more we are encouraged to talk about it because of this film, the better. it highlights the important role that i dedicated my life to, diplomacy, interaction between peoples to further our respective interests. >> here's a photo of bruce laingen at his home. he's frustrated that the united states and iran have not built a better relationship. >> it's ridiculous. the fact that we are in this situation today, we cannot talk to each other. >> it's an unresolved sore. >> john limbert teaches at the
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naval academy. it may surprise you to know the 444 days he spent as a hostage only strengthened the resolve of the importance of his work. >> i became probably much more committed to the profession of foreign service and diplomacy because we were a living example of what happens when that system breaks down and the alternative i can tell you from the inside is not pretty. >> reporter: as they put it in the movie. >> these people die. they die badly. >> reporter: beth parker, fox 5 news. a ukrainian tv reporter tried to crash the oscars, didn't get far. police arrested the man before he could get down the red carpet. the reporter showed up at the dolby theater in a white limo and stepped out in a swan costume, the prankster well known for his antics. he's done several outlandish stunts in hollywood and posted them on youtube. just days after the last
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snowstorm pummeled the midwest another round is burying people in a blizzard. two people have died and power is out for thousands. we have the latest. >> reporter: life threatening blizzard conditions blasting the texas pan handle dumping 16 inches of snow on parts of the state. traveling through there is nearly impossible, blowing and drifting snow stranding dozens of vehicles on interstate 27 near lubbock. this deadly storm system packing hurricane force winds, some gusts clocked at 75 miles an hour. visibility was down to less than 1/4-mile on some roads. this dashcam video captured in tweedward, oklahoma, where the state highway -- woodward, oklahoma, where the state highway patrol has closed all highways. wichita has gotten another 2 feet. now they're prepared for what's called a ground blizzard. >> which is so much snow blowing that it seems like it's still coming down even though the actual precipitation has ended. >> reporter: kansas city,
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missouri, saw 10 inches of snow last week and this bus has some trouble getting through it with an extra foot or more in the forecast, this time city leaders hoping a state of emergency will encourage folks to simply stay home. >> this is an overnight event, so there won't be people on the streets. it will give us and the city and state an opportunity to get the streets cleared. >> reporter: while a major snowmaker isn't rare in february, these city employees are making sure their heavy machinery is ready to keep them ahead of the storm. >> we've got a barnful of salt and we're ready. sue palka, coming up. >> i'm like what's going on here? >> that system is heading toward us but we are not getting that snow? >> that thing that's producing all the snow is going to weaken and a new storm will form and it's going to be wet here, maybe even a rumble of thunder.
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in the mountains we do see some winter weather advisories for a small accumulation of snow and maybe some ice along interstate 81 at the high spots above 1,000 feet. it's all quiet tonight. i don't think the morning will be terribly wet. most of this will come tomon, b might be seeing that just down to our south. we thought we'd start with a snapshot of the next two days. you'll need the umbrella tomorrow and rain in the afternoon could come down moderately at times. i think it will impact the evening commute and our temperature 44 degrees. look at wednesday. that's when we get up to 58 degrees, but we may book end the day wednesday with a couple showers. i think there will be some early morning showers and maybe late day showers, but 58 ought to feel good. it is rather a stormy system heading our direction and you can see all the very heavy snow, wichita, kansas city and oklahoma really getting it today with those blizzard conditions and stronger winds, but look down to the south and it's a lot of heavy rain and
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getting tapped by the gulf of mexico feeding in even more moisture to the southeast. so this is what we'll watch trying to get in here as a new area of low pressure forms from the moisture to our south and we do have some flood watches going into effect tomorrow afternoon. it affects almost the entire metro area and got expanded to include loudon and northern fauquier. a flood watch is different from a flash flood watch to keep an eye on streams and creeks that could potentially get really full. winter weather advisories also in effect for washington county, the panhandle of west virginia and most counties that border interstate 81 especially at elevations above 1,000 feet. freezing rain and sleet my accumulate. there could be an inch in some areas and .1-inch of ice. a little snow could get mixed in, but i think for us it's going to be rain we'll see around here. it could also begin as a little
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bit of sleet briefly, but it won't last as sleet long because there's going to be a lot of warm air coming in aloft. if you hear a little ticking, that's what that is. in the afternoon that rain could be moderate. maybe some spots have heavy rain and we can't rule out a rumble of thunder. that's why we have the flood watch because if we get thunderstorms, rain will come down in a more intense fashion and the messy mix for the interstate 81 corridor. that will begin as early as 7:00 tomorrow and may last till afternoon. right now they have it going till 6:00. here's what will happen. the first storm producing all the snow for kansas and oklahoma will weaken out. as a new one forms, that one close enough to the atlantic ocean to pull in a lot of moisture and pouring it on top of cold surface temperatures. so that's why we have the icy mix north and west, the rest of us getting rain and the warm air coming in for us wednesday. as low pressure moves out that
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shuts off the rain tomorrow night. then we're mild between the two systems. another fast moving system zips through wednesday and that gives us another chance for late day showers wednesday night. we actually could use a little rain. february has been pretty dry. we've only had about an inch of rain. we could pick up 3/4 of an inch to an inch but mostly in the purple area here. that's tended to shift farther west with each run of the model guidance. so a good 1/2-inch for many spots, but the heavier spots may be in the same areas where you have winter weather advisories posted. quick look at the futurecast, at noon it looks like most of rain is still south and west, but this is ice in the pink. let's run this out to the evening rush hour. there is more rain, maybe some embedded thunderstorms and out to 10:00 we're still looking at rain that will wind down very light tomorrow night. your fox 5 accuweather seven- day forecast, after we chase the rain out wednesday is mild with a little rain to end the
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day. not bade day thursday, maybe a couple showers and our temperatures close to the 40s as we round out the rest of the week. so once again no snow for us and as we start looking at march we'll start running out of chances i think. coming up next firefighters hailed as heroes after saving a woman who was being attacked with a meat cleaver. they tell us how it went down. >> at 11:00 get the news edge with the change coming to d.c. license plates. çñ?çñ
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the search for the prime suspect in a shooting and fiery crash in the las vegas strip has now moved to the southeastern part of the country. ammar harris lived in south carolina and georgia and was arrested in miami on a reckless driving charge. investigators believe he shot at the aspiring rapper. the trial for the man known
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as the cannibal cop is underway in brooklyn, new york. gilberto valle is accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat dozens of women. the judge ruled his wife can testify how she discovered her husband talking about cannibalism on the internet. the defense says the plot was a fantasy. a man credited with saving a woman being attacked by her husband with a meat cleaver. it happened across the street from the firehouse. a nearby store captured part of the attack on surveillance video. >> i heard a commotion in the street and i look over. it's a man dragging this woman, grabbing her by the arm drag her. she's crying and she's screaming. he pulls the cleaver out of his waistband and starts hacking at this woman. i rush him. i am trying to grab the cleaver, but he's swinging. >> as you can see by the video, it took three firefighters to stop that attack. they were able to hold the man until police arrived. he was es
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