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apartment for more than 24 hours. they are still holding the scene even now. late last night d.c. police released another clue, a photo of a man taken from surveillance cameras at what police called an establishment on garrett avenue in beltsville, maryland. police are calling him a person of interest in the murder of karena mill. they're also asking the public to look out for karena's car, a blue 2004 toyota prius with kentucky plates. the bumper has a yellow diamond shaped sticker directly beneath the car tag. it was tuesday, 4:19 p.m. d.c. police were called to the row house for report of an unconscious person. once inside they discovered the body of karena mill. she had been bound and stabbed multiple times. neighbors say they believed a young couple had rented the apartment and had never seen or heard anything unusual. now, karena apparently was last seen at the corcoran museum on sunday and had been
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reported missing and we can also tell you that she is from north carolina but she was here in d.c. because she had al short term contract working with the corcoran on a childhood lead project. live in northeast, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> mel mee thank you. time is 4:31. fox5 continues following the story about missing d.c. teens. last night residents demanded answers during a town hall meeting at the excel academy public charter school in southeast. hundreds of people showed you wanting to know what's being done to reduce the number of missing children in d.c. d.c. mayor muriel bowser promised more effort will be made to follow up once a child is found and then reunited with the family. >> figuring out how we can better support that family so that kids are in school, kids are in safe homes or that we identify other solutions nor family. >> many people were outraged about the lack of amber alerts. the police
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guidelines they need reasonably that an abduction has occurred and the child is in imminent danger. >> 4:31. the fallout continues over the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at a rockville high school. the debate over maryland being a sanctuary state heats up. the two suspects in the case are both illegal immigrants. this meets a maryland house of delegates pass the bill that would bar state and the local law enforcement officers -- officials from helping federal immigration officials seek illegal immigrants. it was originally introduced by a delegate from montgomery county but the bill is facing major opposition from governor larry hogan. >> we're going to do everything we can to kill the bill. we'll try to kill it in the senate. if it passes there i'll veto it immediately. >> he's criticized montgomery county school officials for what he calls a lack of a cooperation with the state in the rape allegations. coincidentally he'll be in montgomery county today.
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bethesda. that visit is set to begin at 10 o'clock this morning. >> this morning it remains unclear whether the house of representatives will go ahead with a planned vote on the gop healthcare bill. republican leaders are scrambling to consider changes to the bill that will get the support of the freedom caucus. that's a block of hard line conservatives who say it doesn't go far enough to repeal obamacare. president trump has asked members that of caucus to meet with him today at the white house. but those suggested changes are scaring off moderate republicans and many of them who met late last night with house speaker paul ryan. there are reports 26 to 28 republicans who oppose the healthcare bill in its current form and that would be enough to defeat that bill. this morning if your commute takes you near the capitol south metro stop you may see something strange. arp is planning a protest with people wearing squirrel suits to draw at the he knows to the gop's healthcare replacement bill. now the organization calls the bill an age tax and says it
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wants to send a message that the bill is nuts. obamacare insurance companies were limited to charging higher premiums for older adults. under this new bill the rates go up. >> another round of hearings for president trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch. yesterday concluded its third straight day before the senate judiciary. committee members grilled gorsuch on everything from comments made by president trump to how he would rule on specific issues. arguing gorsuch favored business interests over ordinary americans. >> the head of nato says a semi annual meeting of foreign ministers can be rescheduled to accommodate secretary of state rex tillerson's schedule. this week u.s. officials said tillerson was planning not to attend the meeting in brussells next month. many officials in europe are worried about the trump's administration commitment to the alliance.
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>> ♪♪ >> happening today the portrait of former president obama will be displayed at the national portrait gallery. it will be part of the america's president exhibit. it will be the first time mr. obama's portrait will be displayed there. the exhibit also includes phrases from state of the union address from presidents through george w. bush. >> mike thomas, tell us the warmth is coming this weekend. >> it is coming and it will be coming just in time for the weekend. we have to get through today and then early tomorrow morning but tomorrow afternoon things will be on the improvement but the warmth will come with clouds and maybe some shower chances as well. we'll talk more about the this evening about 10 minutes. let's start with today. satellite and radar very clear to start the day. stars are bright and beautiful as is the moon early this morning. bad news with all the clear skies and the calm winds is that temperatures have been able to drop overnight. we're down to the freezing mark here in d.c. at 32 degrees. up towards gaithersburg 25. 23 towards frederick. 25 in westminster. down south of to
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fredericksburg. heavier coats this morning. back to that winter like feel. only 37 trees by 11 o'clock today but lots and lots of sunshine, up to 45 by 2 o'clock in the afternoon. a few clouds later on this evening as you head home from work. 48 degrees but all in all, not a terrible day. we have some warmer weather on the way. again we'll talk much more about that coming up in just a few more minutes. that's a check of the forecast. erin como back to you for traffic. >> all right. it is 4:36. we have made it to friday eve and as you make your way out on the top of the beltway outer loop construction zone still in place. three left lanes blocked. that could cause some slowdowns as more folks hit the roads this morning but the good news is volume right now is light enough that it's only about a five minute delay as you pass bw parkway getting to 95. just watch for that slow zone. keep in mind 95 north and southbound looking great between the baltimore beltway and capital beltway. so if you have an early flight to catch k-nothing slowing you down right now on the way to bwi. aside from that 270 southbound a little bitf
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popping up from 70 to the beltway. most of that volume is closer toly 70 and the truck scales. you'll loosen up just a bit in terms of congestion between gaithersburg and the spur. we'll take a look at your virginia majors next. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. >> coming up, a sign thanking people for not feeding ducks has gone viral and people are freaking out about it. >> there are new confusing developments in the trump administration's connections to russia. >> we're going to break now with a live look outside at the washington monument out there in all the brisk cold air that is surrounding this area. time right now is 4:37, the temperature 32 degrees. wooer at freezing right now. >> what? i'm hoping this is the last day we need those jackets. >> hope so but you never know. >> never know. >> back after this. >>
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>> 4:39. time to look at the stories you're engage, with the most this morning on social media. >> first up, new claims of spying reignited. the fighting over on the u.s.-russia probe. private communications of president trump and his transition team may have been recorded by intelligence officials while they monitored other targets. the chairman also suggested information may have been improperly distributed. >> meanwhile shocking revelations from a new report involving president trump's formeer campaign chairman paul manafort. the report said 10 years ago man for the was paid $10 million a year by a russian billionaire to secretly lobby for and promote russian president vladimir putin overseas. it also says he never reported it to the justice department. something required by law. manafort was forced after the trump campaign in august after it was revealed he lobbied for a russian party. >> google getting hit in the pocketbook. big name advertisers deciding to boy
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at&t verizon and several others pulling ads after discovering youtube was running them alongside offensive videos. they include some some promoting terrorism. the boycott could cost google hundreds of millions. google uses automated programs to place youtube ads but it's vowed to step up efforts to block those deemed offensively. >> a park sign that's gone viral is hoping to stop this practice forever. basically it says don't feed ducks bread because it makes them sick and doesn't have the proper nutrition. the internet had a complete melt down. many people tweeted they didn't know they didn't know bread made them sick. >> the ducks have a menu. >> ducks have a requested menu. >> there are new emojis coming to your phone this year and they include 69 new ways to
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mermaid, breastfeeding mothers and a man fairy among the new symbols. it's also a set of gender inclusive emojis. >> i have to work them into my texting. >> i never do emojis. >> i always do emojis. coming up on fox5 news morning maryland inches a step closer to changing the way schools are allowed to discipline students. >> and a college student comes back home from spring break only to be shot and killed. >> as we head to break, here's a live look across the d.c. region. time now is 4:42. it is a chilly 32 degrees. mike will have the full forecast as we continue.
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>> ♪♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> 4:45. today on fox5 news morning, house republicans are expected to vote on president trump's healthcare plan despite the measure does not have the necessary votes to go to senate. >> outside right now we know it's cold outside because we walked in this morning at 3 o'clock in the morning and it was cold outside. pretty much going to be that way all day long. mike thomas he's got some news about some warm weather heading our way. we have to as i always say go through et cetera to get to it. >> thanks for waking up with us. i'm erin como. >> i w
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mike thomas here to talk about the cold weather and the warmup. >> i think his pink tie says spring is coming. >> wearing the spring colors today because you know what, it looks like spring is going to come and then stick around for several days here. good news here. we have to get through the next 36 hours. we're almost in the clear so to speak. let's head over to your temperatures outside right now. 32 here at rage matches many suburbs in the 20's. dulles 29, bwi 28. blasts of sunshine coming your way this afternoon. clouds will not return until later on this evening and they'll be few and far between and then we'll have to dodge a few showers as we head into your day on friday. but not a washout by any means and the warm temperatures come back. 62 for your friday. up to 75, yes, 75 on saturday. all right, that's a check of the forecast. erin, back to you for traffic. >> 4:46 right now and o switching over to the roads, look at all the green on the map. love what i'm seeing bottom of the beltway through oxon hill 50 through bowie looking good.
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causing some slowdowns. this is the outer loop at route one so we're seeing about a five minute delay from just after bw parkway through 95. inner loop looking good. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. going to help keep you moving this morning. >> new details from overnight in the deadly terror attack in london. the death toll has been reduced to four people including the attacker. overnight british police arrested several people during a raid linked to that attack in the nearby city of birmingham. authorities believe the attacker acted alone and was inspired by isis. >> it could be president trump's most important week since taking office. >> this is one of his administration's first major legislative items and it's now in the hands of congress. fox5's anjali hemphill has more on where his healthcare bill stands on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, guys. a contested vote is now just hours away here on capitol hill. republicans can't afford t
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lose more than 22 votes and are now scrambling to get support of those hard line conservatives. president trump ambiguously responding to as question about what may come next if his healthcare bill fails to pass in the house. as a growing number of conservative republicans are now warning the measure does not have the necessary votes to get to the senate. >> we believe that they need to start over and do a bill that actually reduces premiums. >> reporter: democrats alternatively skewering the bill arguing itological boost ie insurance industry while leaving the elderly and the poor in the dust. >> sometimes i think my republican friends have lost their ability to feel. >> reporter: ahead of the house vote, the white house remains confident in the bill's chance of passage. defeat, after all, would be a crushing whole to the new administration in its heavily scrutinized first 100 days. >> optimistic in the sense of
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trajectory that this is going and the number of votes that are flowing our way not the other way. >> reporter: the white house remaining optimistic, a minimum of 215 votes is needed to pass the house. the bill would then head to the senate. live on capitol hill this morning, anjali hemphill, fox5 local news. >> thank you very much, anjali. well, this morning d.c. police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a college student from maryland who was home on break. she was gunned down in a parking lot just blocks away fromly benning road metro station t her mother has a message to the person who killed her daughter. >> i forgive you for killing my daughter. and i'm going to pray whether you're caught or not that you
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realize that life is so precious and that you would just never pick up a gun again and that you would do everything that you can to honor her memory and do something with your life. >> she was studying criminal justice at saint augustine's in north carolina. police say if you have any information about this shooting you're asked to call police. >> police want you to take a good look at this picture to identify a person of interest for fatally stabbing a woman inside a home. karena mill was temporarily working on a project for the corcoran museum. police today police released information they hope leads to the person responsible. >> a bill that would curb the suspension and expulsion of maryland's youngest students is one step closer to final approval. yesterday the state senate passed a bill which restricts
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the use of such punishment for public school students in pre-k through second grade. last year more than 2,000 maryland students in that age group were suspended or expelled. >> coming up on fox5 news morning, fox sports has a new way you can watch your favorite old school basketball players go head to head. >> and an act of vandalism is the subject of investigation at the dakota access pipeline. >> 32 degrees is the temperature outside. mike thomas says it's going to warm up, though. back in a moment. >> you need that winter jacket today, believe it or not. >> ♪♪ fios is not cable. we're wired differently. maybe that's why we've been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by jd power 4 years in a row. and now you can love fios too. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone. all for $79.99 per month, for the first year with a two-year agreement. it's the only internet with equal upload and download speeds. cable only offers upload speeds that are a fraction of the download speeds. plus get hbo for a year and free multi-room dvr service for two years. and verizon wireless customers can stream tv on the
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>> ♪♪ we're back now at 4:53 and new this morning, police are investigating acts of vandalism at the dakota access pipeline. officials say someone cut a hole in the pipeline at two of the pipeline sites in south dakota and
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developers of the pipeline slated to carry oil from north dakota to illinois say they have -- there have been several coordinated physical attacks against the project. >> happening today, dominion's application for a lies stones bailed new reactor at the nuclear regulatory. the hearing will mark the final steps in the licensing process before the commission votes later this year on granting the license. dominion first applied for the license nearly 10 years ago. >> listen to this. retired basketball players will be making a comeback on the court. and that's because fox sports will broadcast first season of the big three. this is a three on three basketball league featuring retired players. the look will make its debut on june 25th in brooklyn. the league includes eight teams and will travel to 10 different cities. >> that sounds awesome. >> does it really? >> it does. >> really?? old basketball players playing three on three.
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you can't tell me that that people in their age group won't be excited to see that? [laughter] >> okay, if you say so. i'm not watching a lot of washed up basketball players. >> i'll say i have no interest in that. >> why? >> that's the age group right there. >> no, you want to see the young stars. >> yeah, you want to see the people who can actually play, not the people who play like you. >> what if they're still really good. >> i'm sure they're still really good but you know... >> if i want ymca basketball, i will go to the ymca. >> you guys are wrong. >> i agree with you. >> i don't want to watch nobody like me play basketball. >> no, i don't want to watch you play basketball either. >> get out there, get on the court. >> i think mike just took a shot at me. i think you might need to go on to the weather now. >> i feel some one-on-one coming o erin, you want to play. >> yes. >> i think us three might be able to take some of those guys that they're going to throw in there. >> i'm not sure but
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be short but i can throw. >> over to the bus stop this morning for the kids getting off to school, very chilly start. went to 30 degrees but lots of sunshine. after school 46 to 51 degrees. still a good amount of sunshine as well. so, get the through today. it's chilly today. it's chilly tomorrow morning as well but by tomorrow afternoon, after a few showers kind of late morning, early afternoon, we'll get back to the 60's. then 70's come our way for saturday. 75 degrees. 68 on sunday and then look at the 70's sticking around into next week. we'll somewhere to dodge some scattered showers just about each day t all right, that's a check of the forecast. erin como back to you for an update on basketball and traffic. >> all right, we're going ting stop the basketball talk before we get something start is therely right now for the morning commute, the good news is you're in good shape. earlier construction cleared so those three left lanes that were blocked, construction moving out of the way, things getting back to normal. earlier delays easing between greenbelt and beltsville. let's take a live look in virginia and show you 95. this is the northbound side as you come
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volume increasing but not enough to cause any major headaches yet. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll talk metro with your next look at traffic. >> coming up on fox5 news morning maryland governor larry hogan plans to spend part of had us day in montgomery county with education secretary betsy devos. >> nato says it can wait for secretary of state rex tillerson. >> as we head to break here's a live look across the dmv. time is 4:57. 32 degrees is the temperature. back in a moment.
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>> ♪♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, murder investigation. police release an image of the suspect and wanted for murdering a woman in her apartment. >> the countdown is on. a split republican party prepares to vote on president trump's healthcare plan. >> live look outside right now its cold. it's going to be pretty much cold all day long. mike thomas has a first check of your forecast coming up in a moment. first, good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm wisdom martin. >> today is thursday, march 23rd. >> all right. there's mike thomas with a quick check of the weather. >> it's just very cold outside to start t-grab a jacket as you head out the door. as you mentioned sunny and bright this afternoon but temperatures staying chilly. warmup coming our way. i'll let you know when in a couple minutes. >> thank you mike. i like


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