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there's nothing behind me now, just about an hour ago that was the dc command post they packed up and left apparently finding nothing. the reason why we are here is just up the street there's a hotel and that's won of the places that the janitor that relisha was last seen with was staying with relisha. there's some video of that of course that many of you have seen over the last two years. but chief lanier came here today to tell the news media that they were starting another search here in the aboretum because they have new information but she wouldn't disclose what information two years after their investigation began. she was last seen in the company of kalil tatum who worked at the homeless
after relisha was reported missing, police believe he killed his wife in a prince george's county hotel room before taking his own life. police believe tatum killed relisha and disposed of her body somewhere in this section of the city. at the aboretum today volunteers could be seen going through the woods and police cadets could be seen conducting grid searches however they kept the media far back. they said divers would search as pond but that wouldn't happen until tomorrow. >> we want to let the public know what we're doing ba we want those leads to continue to come in. it is not uncommon for people to provide information that they've had for long periods of time that they didn't provide initially that they may provide at some later time. and it's also not uncommon for us to find missing
months, weeks, years even after they've gone missing. the more we keep our activities in the press, the more the public is aware. >> reporter: now, after kalil kalil tatum was found dead, police found some information that they believe that they had evidence that he had possibly killed relisha and disposed of her body. they said he was seen buying a large black plastic bags. they did an extensive search of kenilworth park which is not far from here as well as a construction zone to my left. this area has been searched extensively over the last two years and now it's the subject of another search here at the aboretum. they left about an hour ago apparently finding nothing. they'll be back tomorrow. live until northeast, paul wagner, fox 5 local news. >> staying in the district now where a police officer fatally shot a pit bull. >> the dog was one of two attacking a woman who is now recovering at the hospital. it all happened just moments ag
now live from northwest with the story. so tisha, what happened out there? >> reporter: what i can tell you first and foremost is that this victim suffered minor injuries so it looks like she's going to be okay. just moments ago a fire crew arrived you can see what they're doing right there, they're washing what remains after the dog was removed just a few moments ago and it's a little bit graphic so we won't get too specific. you can see this is still an active scene, police are out here. again this victim called police as she was being attacked, not by one but by two dogs ambushed her including the pit bull. now when the officer arrived too the scene, here's what police say. they say that officer fired a round striking and killing the dog. now nearly two hours after all that happened, the dog remained here in the middle of the str t street. police say it was actually the seco
who bit the victim. that dog was taken by animal control. we did speak with the resident who saw the entire situation unfold. >> i happened to see the dog running up the street. he was barking at somebody on a bike. the dog came back. but i didn't see what happened. all i heard was a shot. i didn't think it was a dog. it was a dog. they shot him. >> who's "they "? >> the police. >> reporter: it's important to note that pit bulls are allowed in dc, but pit bulls like any dog must be on a leash. the owners who neglect to follow that law or take proper precautions to make sure their dog was not restrained there could be steep consequences. we did overhear a resident, actually a couple of residents saying
is that police fired a shot in a neighborhood filled with children and families and people. tisha lewis, fox 5 local news. >> developing tonight, the search is on for the person who shot three women in dc last night. >> this happened around 11:00 p.m. on green street southeast. police went door to door in that neighborhood this morning looking for clues. all three women were taken to the hospital. they are all expected to recover. no word on a possible suspect or motive. >> police in the district want you to take a good look at this video behind us here. >> they're hoping it helps identify a person of interest who is wanted in connection with a sexual assault. it took place last month along the 2600 block of martin luther king junior avenue in southeast dc. surveillance video captured the person of interest wearing a hat backwards inside the restaurant. police are asking anyone with information to please give them a
tomorrow law enforcement leaders from across the dmv will be expected to announce a year-long investigation into illegal bikes and atvs on our roads here in our area. >> all of this comes as we are learning about a dc police officer hit by an atv over the weekend and an ambulance that was forced to stop by a group of riders near the hospital. fox 5's matt ackland is live tonight outside children's hospital in northwest with more. matt? >> reporter: we have been showing you that video all week long here on fox 5. a lot of people are upset about these illegal bikes. these atvs. in fact, we learned also over the weekend from park police that they responded to the national mall, right around the memorial, the washington monument, where they say they got a report of about 50 people on these atvs on the grass area. but when they got there, they were gone. the atvs were gone. also, the reason that we are at children's hospital is we have
obtained an e-mail that basically lays out a situation that happened recently. an ambulance with a child in the back was on the way here to children's hospital when these atvs surrounded the ambulance, made it stop, and then wouldn't let it go until police arrived. how do you stop illegal motorbikes and atvs? just this weekend this video was shot right down the middle of florida avenue. then this video on pennsylvania avenue, just blocks from the capitol. >> there's been seven different jurisdictions and we're all working together and we've been working together since last year. we'll talk about all those cases tomorrow. >> it's not an issue specific to the district. we have some issues around the region and we are exploring the ways to deal with it. so we do hope to be able to announce something soon. >> reporter: many residents are demanding action now. also over the weekend in southeast, a dc police officer's motorcycle was hit and dragged by an a
this police report says the officer sustained an injury to his right leg. and here at north capitol at michigan, fox 5 obtained an e-mail from the dc department of health saying an ambulance was boxed in and forced to stop and wouldn't move even as the ambulance had lights and sirens activated. >> knuckle heads, nitwits, clowns. >> reporter: they mean business already confiscating more than 300 illegal bikes and wanting residence to tell them where illegal bikes are stored. >> report them when you see them but particularly help us if you know where they're stored. because the best way to protect public safety is to get them before they ever go out on the road. >> reporter: so will mayor bowser and chief lanier take such an aggressive approach? we will find out
when it comes to that officer hit in southeast over the weekend. we checked with dc police, his injuries were only minor so he is going to be okay. sa parentally the helicopter, the police helicopter here followed the atv into prince george's county but we're told that atv was seized. we do not know about the person who was riding it that actually hit the officer. live in northwest, matt ackland, fox 5 local news. >> a school bus carrying more than two dozen students crashed in maryland this afternoon. the driver of the bus and five students have been taken to the hospital. this happened in baltimore county. the emergency response and cleanup has shut down york road. this is between bunker hill and middletown roads, again in baltimore county. those closures are expected to last through the evening rush. we have some good news for commuters tonight in both montgomery and prince george's county counties. >> they
contract to build the new purple line. to run between bethesda and new carrollton. the project is expected to take several years with hopes of it being finished by the year 2022. >> a water canon salute greeted the arrival of the first flight from brussels to zlus international airport today. the first flight to our area from brussels since the deadly attacks. one passenger who lives in the united states says he didn't see much of a difference in what he had to deal with before getting on the plane. >> it was just as usual but extra check was done, trying to make sure everything was safe. >> in the wake of the attacks, virginia senators mark warner and tim kean have been trying to attach a proposal that would strengthen security at virginia's airports. >> coming up, tsa facing some controversy tonight. >> it's all over an app
that tells travellers whether to go left or right. >> and busted, federal authorities set up a fake college website to catch scammers. how they enrolled right into the string. hey, fitz. >> reporter: good evening. what is in a name? well a lot of jokes if you aren't careful. coming up the law school name change that has already delivered a verdict in the court of comedy. first, over to sue palka. >> hey there, tom. glad you're out in the elements tonight and not having to deal with rain because that may be a different story. our weather headline we're going to warm things up a little bit but here comes the rain. i'll let you know when to expect it. we'll have the first look at our forecast when fox local news at 5:00 comes right back.
>> reporter: well, here is what we are going to do. we are going to tell you part of this story. part of this story you're going to have to figure out on your own. here's what happened. back on march 31st, george mason university announced they had received a $30 million donation it would be renaming its law school to honor the late justice antonin scalia. make no mistake, this was no joke. george mason announced that the campus here would be called the antonin scalia school of law. that name is out and a new name is in. the antonin scalia law school. why? this wasn't because of politics. people started noticing that the first three letters
antonin scalia school spelled out a-s-s and george mason is the butt of jokes. instead of going with the antonin scalia law school, they are going with the other name. it wasn't only due to the name. others here were upset with the supreme court record. others say they would have put up with the jokes if the school is still getting the $30 million donation. >> i'm sure the dean's office isn't laughing about it. me as a student and a lot of my fellow students are laughing at it. >> well, it seemed like an april fool's joke in the beginning but it wasn't the case. >> if you are hiring a lawyer to represent you, wouldn't you want a
[ laughter ] we thought the nickname would be the scalia school of law and obviously didn't plan it out ahead of time. >> reporter: no, he didn't say it. but we wanted to give you a hint of what some people have been saying about this on twitter. we'll give people an idea of what they've been saying online. omg i died laughing. antonin scalia of law. did we just permanently brand this school as a-s-s law. i'm sure as a strict constructionist he would have insisted on the original a-s-s law. the deal is this, this new name is not actually going to become ofci
that is when a virginia state board has to approve this new name change. but consider this. even the sharpest critics would tell you that the former justice had a razor sharp sense of humor on the bench and a lot of people say antonin scalia might just himself have enjoyed a good laugh about all of this. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 local news. >> you've got to have a sense of humor. >> yeah. it's funny. president obama is about to do something he has not done in more than seven years. >> so for the first time since he was elected, he will be appearing on fox news sunday. host chris wallace will interview the president on a wide range of topics. he has appeared on fox news sunday one time before and that as when he was a senator back in 2008. the interview will air on fox stations this coming sunday. >> i had no
that long. look at what's behind us, laura? >> it's coming through. it's quite a mess. what have we got going on? >> that is not current weather. that's future weather. >> you scared me. >> i had a feeling you might find that misleading. the good news is we're not going to have a freeze warning tonight because this will be coming through and that will help to warm us up but we have to allow for extra time for the morning commute. but it will be nice not to have that super cold morning. these were the previous records, they're really cold, 26 in reagan back in 1898. who's in the record books as of last night's overnight lows? dulles and bw iment dropped to 24 degrees and we were down to the freezing mark at reagan. we're not doing that tonight. i thought i would show you while it will be on the chilly side for some areas, mostly we're talking about 40s to near
because the wind direction has changed, it's out of the south and we do have a front approaching with that rain from the morning commute some of which can be moderate and maybe even a rumble of thunder. it's an area of low pressure riding along the front. the low will go to the north, the front will come through our area and the bulk of the heavier rain will be before the noon hour but will probably still have some showers in the afternoon which is why we're thinking about you if you're heading out to the home opener at nats park tomorrow afternoon. we'll show you the future cast which we were just showing in a moment. 50s not bad but it's still a little on the breezy side. still got some gusts close to 25, 29 miles per hour. we'll see those diminish a little bit later. we're on tap for a beautiful sunset tonight and if you get a great shot, make sure you tweet it to me or facebook it to me. we think our sunset temperature at 7:37 should be about 54 degrees. but plan extra time for the morning commute.
rain just to the west along the i-81 corridor. by the time we get to 11:00 that's right over 95 and the beltway and then we'll run this up to 1:00. the heaviest rain is over but by the time we have our baseball game getting started there's another round of showers. it won't be as intense but it could be disruptive and cause a delay. much more on our 7-day forecast that has a few snow showers on it still. >> what? >> i don't even like me right now. >> wow. up and down is right. >> it's not april 1st anymore. >> up ahead. startling health statistics that may take your breath away. >> why kids are being given asthma inhalers like fashion accessories. >> ikea is recalling a popular item.
. in tonight's health watch, scientists are raising concerns that asthma may be overdiagnosed. the fear is patients are being exposed to the potentially side effects of medicines they don't need. one study finding up to 30% of adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have it. experts are recommending clearer standards and guidelines for diagnosing the condition. >> meanwhile ikea is recalls a children's cape over fears it could strangle children. they pulled the cape from stores after complaints from parents. no injuries requiring medical treatment have been rep
>> speaking of toys, have you thought about the future impact of the toys that your children play with? >> a lot of parents have. the white house hosting a conference examining that issue. ronica clearry joins us with the story. >> the event was held to consider how a child's interests, goals and eventually career might be affected by the media they consume and the toys they play with. they found that only 29% of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, "stem," are held by women. on the other side fewer 25% of public teachers and 9% of nurses are men. so i met with the president of a local toy store chain to discuss this issue. >> i think toys are very important to a child's
development. and one of our bases behind what we look at in toys is we think of kids being a blank canvas. and the products that you give them are very important to how they turn out. that is how they're spending their developmental time. >> reporter: he explained it's also about the marketing towards children. the issue is definitely more complicated than just giving a child different toys to play with. i also spoke with a mom of two girls shopping in the store. she opened up to me about her struggles when choosing toys for her little girls and her efforts to expose them to different options. >> i'm drawn toward gendered toys in some way because i'm the mother of daughters. even though i don't want to be. i have preferences. so i'm always pulling myself away and trying to force myself into balance. it's exciting to see especially as a mother. to let your da
you, even. i said something to my daughter about the color blue. i was going to pick out colors for her birthday balloons today and i asked what colors would you like and she said i like blue and she said yes, i love blue. >> that's interesting. >> i love that. it remind us, as a mom, you just want to do things for your kids. but i thought it was so great that she didn't decide for her daughter. she let her daughter decide. everything adds up and just letting your children be a part of that conversation i thought was something to take away. >> that's so important. but there is marketing and the girls go in and they see the toys that are marketed toward them because it's very girly. and it's in a certain aisle. so you're pigeon-holed into that. >> i think it's great the white house is taking the issue. >> i agree. >> i don't think it's going to change overnight. >> it makes an ise.
off on me when i was little. >> me neither. i don't like the kitchen very much. >> thanks, ronica. >> stripped. prince george's county orders 12 strip clubs to shut their doors this week. we have a live report next. >> and forget apple versus the fbi. whatsapp just switched on encryption for a billion people. >> and a high school team names their coach's baby after a winning season. we're going to tell you about the inspired picks for the name. >> rg3 meets the cleave yand media. he talks about what it's going to take to succeed and if he's ready for the challenge with one of the nfl's worst teams. stay tuned.
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>> a big crackdown on strip clubs in prince george's county is taking place. >> marina marraco has details in this fox 5 investigative report. marina? >> reporter: these closings come more than a year after fox 5 investigated allegations of sex trafficking at many of these clubs that are now being forced to shut down. and we just obtained these 12 cease and desist letters from prince george's county issued to 12 establishments throughout the county that are known as adult entertainment clubs. as of friday, at least three of the 12 will have to permanently shut down because they operate solely as adult entertainment. the county's permitting enforcement found these clubs were violating zoning laws that were established back in 2012. if the establishment also functions as a
banqu banquet hall, it will law them to remain in business. the business is going to have to completely relocate. >> industrial zones, i-2 zones, most of them are more than a thousand feet from residential areas. the thought is to take adult entertainment away from schools, away from residences. talk to the police department they'll tell you the regulation has significantly reduced the crime rates in the
>> reporter: if you're familiar with the investigation, you'll know of irvings. they have been shut down and served with numerous violations for zoning violations. as 5:00 p.m. on friday, all 12 of these establishments will have to make a decision. they'll have to completely cease all operations or continue operating in a different capacity whether it's a banquet hall or restaurant. >> the federal government set up a fake college website the fake schools of university of northern new jersey. this is the website on your screen. the justice department charged 21 people in the sting and they're accused of recruiting more than
us visas to enrule -- enroll in the fake schools. >> the tsa is catching heat for the way it's spending some of your taxpayer dollars. documents show the agency spent $47,000 to have an app developed. all the app did though was point left or right. some tech experts say the app could have been created by a novice coder in a day. the app was meant to make it harder for terrorists to detect passenger patterns. some lawmakers took to twitter saying there's no reasons taxpayers should pay so much for so little. making all of this even worse, the app is no longer in service. the instant messaging service whatsapp says it will encrypt all the messages. they will not be able to provide information about messages to the government even if it wanted to. the encryption will ensure that the message is only seen by the sender an the
if intercepted, messages won't be readable. >> facebook is adding more features to its live video option that we love here at fox 5. it's adding the ability to broadcast live to a facebook group or set uld a live section through facebook events. you'll notice videos will be front and center with their own dedicated spot on facebook's mobile app. it. >> live streaming is gaining steam for sporting events as well. yahoo has announced it will live stream 180 major league baseball games this year for free. that's one free game every day for the rest of the league's regular season. and twitter landed a deal to stream the nfl thursday night's football game. twitter is reportedly paying $10 million for the games. e
twitter. they will still be available on network tv. >> big changes in the world of sports. >> how we watch it and how we get the information. >> absolutely. also big changes for a former red skin. >> brand new era. i don't know if it's the right team but we'll see. redskins fans will have their eyes on two things. how well their team does under cousins and how well the man he replaced will fare in his new home. today robert griffin iii. >> it's a blessing to be in this league and to play football at the highest level. i'm real excited about it. why not be happy? we play a kids' game for a king's ransom. this is the best job in the world. it's real exciting when
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family sized packages. it turns out the big box store also makes for great inspiirtion for college entrance essays. a high schooler's essay that included her thoughts about her deep love for costco helped her get into five ivy league schools. apparently she was talking about this loving costco on a cellular level. it was -- i didn't really get what she -- i didn't read the whole thing, i just read an excerpt of it. i understand the love for costco. what i don't understand how i can go in there and spend always more than i plan. >> it's like target.
>> that's pretty funny. i'm sure she's so smart the way she wrote it. >> exactly. >> it was the words she used. >> and points for uniqueness. at least a little bit warmer today. >> better today. but it was a cold morning. as you take a look at that capitol building. the clouds increased and that's out ahead of our next system which is going to be bringing some rain. we are in such a progressive weather pattern the weather is going to be changing on a dime here. we will warm up a little bit again tomorrow. but we will also have some rain that could be heavy at times to contend with. best chance
to be during the early morning hours specifically about 8:00 to noon. there's that wave of heavy rain and possibly some thunder imbedded in it as that rolls through during the morning hours. the heaviest of the rain looks to move out by the afternoon. following that another round of showers for late afternoon. we're cool for the weekend, cold enough for possibly some snow showers on saturday. we'll get to more of that in a minute. we made it into the 50s but still below our normal high of 63. it was a little bit warmer but the winds picked up yet again
today. high clouds increasing ahead of it, those rain showers as we put our future cast in motion look to arrive sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for our western counties, probably between 9:00 and to the district itself. mid afternoon we'll see some clearing. temperatures will get into the 60s. right before the national's home opener we dry, but these showers could be coming in quickly. the problem is maybe we start the game at first pitch but then with more rain coming in, it will be an issue. so we'll see if it gets delayed or canceled. into friday morning we clear out. marlins in town and first pitch begins at 4:00 p.m. if the showers haven't arrived yet they will be coming quickly and this is again after our morning rain.
round two not as intense but could cause some delays. by the end of the game though it looks like we're all out of rain. looking ahead to the weekend, here's our next cold front. remember i said this is a progressive fast-moving pattern. we've got one storm after another and it seems to keep bringing reinforcing shots of cold air. show showers possible with that one on saturday. there's also a nations game saturday afternoon so that should be interesting. chilly again on sunday. and if we do get some snow showers by the way pretty rare only have we had 29 days in april with measurable snowfall. if we got mesh url noefl it would be the first time in 59 years. 57 dry and breezy on friday. breezy on friday. and then snow showers on saturday, 47 degrees. a little bit warmer as we head into next week, but that is one cold weekend for early april. 65 monday and 68 on tuesday. that's your 7-day forecast back to you. >> all right, thank you very much. >> let's hd
shawn for a look at what's next. >> hey guys, how are you? you got to read. >> sorry guys. coming up tonight at 6:00, hold on just a second. we're going to answer the question, who spends more time on the phone. is it men or women? >> you may think the answer is obvious but the results of a new study may surprise you. we'll also take a closer look at the scientific reasons that women seem to talk more than men. >> all right, all right. >> i didn't say that. i'm just reading it from the prompter. >> i'm just saying. i hear enough of this at home. have you guys seen this picture? a teenager posted this. it's himself standing next to a wrecked car. he posted this picture on social media. we'll tell you why neighbors living in his community are outraged with this snapshot. we'll be right back.
>> beyonce is suing a company in texas for selling merchandise she says infringes on her copy righted name. feyonce incorporated sells a line of merchandise. a coffee mug that says feyonce put a ring on it. the suit is seeking an end to sales of the merchandise. a little conversationcy there. >> janet jackson is taking time to plan her family. she made the announcement today on twitter. she didn't go far as to say she's pregnant. the only thing she did say was quote my husband and i are planning our family so i'm going to have to
>> and back to normal. the first flight from brussels landed in dc today. the news at 6:00 starts right now. and we thank you for joining us tonight. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm shawn yancy. >> the search is on for 8-year-old relisha rudd. she vanished more than two years ago while in the custody of a janitor who was later found dead. today dc police renewed their search for her at the national arboretium. >> reporter: this would have been the police command post behind me here we're right along new york avenue but about two hours ago dc police took that command post down and everybody left. we assume that they absolutely found nothing but they will be back tomorrow. we are here because we are just down the street from where that janitor was last seen with relisha rudd inside a hotel room. and ther