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transit agency unveiling a plan to prevent the system from going under. 420 give away, a pro marijuana group plans to call on congress to end the federal prohibition on cannabis. rocking the recommend every major d.c. sports team currently playing is celebrating a victory. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> this is fox5 news morning. >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm wisdom martin. it is thursday, april 20th. erin como is talking about the commute this morning and mike thomas is talking about that chill so mike we'll start with you. >> yeah, a little chill to start but much better later on this afternoon. temperatures about that 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. will come with a threat for showers and thunderstorms. i'll let you know when those are coming up. erin. >> roads are quiet right now. we'll take a look at metro. their service gears up at 5:00. we'll get you to work on time. >> 4:30 is the time if you're just working up here are the top stories and we'll begin with breaking news story overnight in d.c. first reports that
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suspect on l street northwest. officers then chased the suspect to benning road northeast where tht suspect was taken into custody. we don't know if any officers were injured in that case. the other breaking news story is that a man was hit by a car on eighth street near howard university. his condition is not known right now. we have learned in the past few minutes that the car that hit the man stayed on the scene. crash investigators are also there. >> ♪ >> today a d.c. based marijuana advocacy group is planning a marijuana protest targeting congress. the d.c. cannabis campaign is the same group hm hosted a marijuana give away durings nauseous weekend. 93 plan to offer free marijuana outside the u.s. capitol. today's protest leads up to monday april 24th and that's when the group plans to smoke marijuana on federal grounds which is illegal. activists say they expect to be arrested but their goal is to normalize the use of marijuana and end of federal prohibition on cannabis. >> arlington county s.w.a.t. team wil
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training exercise today a joint exercise with federal officials at the wilson building. the train willing simulate an emergency situation and a coordinated response by law enforcement. it starts at 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 this afternoon. all train and activities will be confined to inside the wilson. >> metro must make major funding changes to keep the trains and buses in service. general manager paul wiedefeld says metro needs $15.5 billion over the in extend years. he's looking to local governments for that money. he says labor costs need to be cut in order to avoid a budget crisis. wiedefeld says metro should have the flexibility to outsource some operations. many of the changes wiedefeld wants to make will be tough because they will require approval by state and local governments in the areas metro serves. wiedefeld will be live on fox news this morning at 8:30 a.m. to talk more about the proposal. >> d.c. gravers about to get new licenses. the latest d.c. driver's license says district of columbia along the top. starting in june the d.c. department of motor vehicles
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washington, d.c. they're also making the change on license plates. it comes after several d.c. residents were stopped and questioned at airports because t.s.a. agents didn't recognize their id's. the d.c. dmv hopes the change will clear up confusion over what the district of columbia actually means. if you have one of those licenses, it will still remain valid until it expires. >> let's talk about a fox5 exclusive in the district an ambulances never showed up after a mother called 911 for her two-year-old son o paulette liverpool says she waited more than 20 minutes but the ambulance never came. a 911 dispatcher sent it to the wrong address by mistake. the mother says her toddler was in the middle of a severe asthma attack. she had to drive her son to the hospital herself. >> i don't like to think the worse, you know, but somebody had to be accountable for that and it's not like i'm trying to cause this big chaos. at a a
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level i love my kids to death. what happened to that that call? what -- i mean, nobody even called to say that where are we, we're at the wrong place. nobody called back at all. >> the. >> the d.c. office of unified communication says it takes responsibility for that many mistake and that it's conducting an investigation. >> over to montgomery county police they're saying a man tried to abduct two children and exposed himself to a 13-year-old girl on easter sunday. police say two boys were playing tap neighborhood park in white oak when jemberu bekele geda approached and tried to take them back to his apartment. earlier that day in the same neighborhood police say geda exposed him himself to a teenagd girl. >> they told me about this man. there is st something wrong with the man. he was always playing with the kids and if he have like money give to it them or food or something like that. >> geda has been charged with one count of indecent exposure. he's order held without bond. >> turning our attention to sports and the
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caps in toronto for game four against the maple leafs. for most of the game it was all caps all the time. t.j. oshie would score his first of the playoffs -- first three minutes. one of two on the night for t.j. oshie. later in the first caps up a man, alexander ovechkin his third of the post season. washington takes a two-zip lead. caps win this one, five to four. series is now tied at two, game five friday at the verizon center. >> let's talk basketball. wizards were at home in game two of their opening round series against atlanta. wizards stars showed up in this one. john wall delivering 32 points and nine assists but the big story was the fourth quarter play of bradley beal. he scored 16 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter. wizards topping the hawks 109-101 and take two-zero lead series wizards in game three that happening in atlanta. its nats in
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on the braves. first inning harper takes the first pitch. he sees out. then in the second with the bases loaded, harper -- harper hits one that would be out of any stadium on the planet. you got to see this right here. dead center grand slam 12-four nats in the eighth. harper has seven home runs with 33 at bats with terino mound. final score, 14 to four. >> good for the nats. good for the whiz. >> there's a game going on. >> it's early in the season. >> 14 to four, though. >> yeah. how about our playoff teams, mike thomas. >> yeah, two wins. >> two wins. >> two huge -- and they were big wins last night, too. >> can you imagine if we won it ally. >> oh, by the way, as far as basketball, listen to this, mike, as far as basketball is concerned the atlanta hawks are zero and 18 when they go down two-nothing. >> really? >> which means the wizards are in a
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>> very good shape. >> we'll take it. >> let's hope they can continue their win, ways. we'll see. only the first round. see how it goes beyond this. 58 degrees in d.c. right now. many waking up to temperatures in the 50's. we're tracking a little bit of rain spilling out of pennsylvania into the maryland panhandle. we'll see how well that holds together as we head through these morning hours here. see if we don't get a shower around sunrise. 69 degrees by 11:00 a.m. 2 o'clock mix of clouds and sun up top 76. 80's headed your way later this afternoon but we will have to dodge some late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. all right, that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como for traffic. >> 4:37 right now. our roads are crash free around the district washington as well as virginia and maryland. this is a live look right now as you make your way out on 270 southbound by father hurley boulevard. southbound headlights making their way down toward the beltway just fine. we're seeing some increased volume for this time of morning but not in you have to cause any slowdowns. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we're going kee y
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morning. back to you, wisdom and maureen. >> 4:37 is the time right now. coming up on fox5 news morning host bill o'reilly fired from what was the most watched program on social media. we're going to break with a live look across the dmv. time is 4:38. 57 is the temperature. it's going get warm today despite the cold temperature from yesterday. it's going to get better, mike thomas is going to update us coming up. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ at perdue, we take some unexpected extra steps to raise healthy chickens with no antibiotics ever. like putting oregano in their water.
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>> 4:40. >> holly morris joins us with the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> good morning. welcome back maureen. first up bill o'reilly will not be returning to fox news channel. it comes after reports of sexual harassment involving
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o'reilly. he was the host of the o'reilly factor since fox news began in 1996. tucker carlson will take over that 8:00 p.m. time slot starting on monday. in a statement bill o'reilly wrote over the past 20 years at fox news i have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history. which has consistently informed and entertained millions of americans and significantly contributed to building fox into the dominant news network in television. he called the circumstances surrounding his firing tremendously disheartening. now to the latest on the suicide of aaron hernandez. we have learned that before the former new england patriots star killed himself he wrote the bible verse john 3:16 on his forehead and smoked synthetic marijuana. hernandez was found hanging in his prison cell yesterday morning. he was serving a life sentence for the shooting death of odin lloyd in 2013 and was recently acquitted from a double
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trial. president trump has signed a bill that would let veterans seek care outside of the troubled va system. the veteran's choice improvement act removes barriers. lawmakers created the choice program 2014 after a massive scandal involving wait time coverups at more than 100va facilities around the country. one high profile congressman says he won't run for reelection. utah representative jason chaffetz rumored to be a possible candidate for senator or governor but says he's decided to not run for any moves in 2008 teach he hm drama over his comments suggesting that people should spend their money on health insurance instead of iphones. and tennis superstar serena williams is going to be a mom. this will be the first child for williams and her fiancé alexis oh lanian who is the co-founder of reddit. williams told her fans by posting this picture with the caption that read 20 weeks on snapchat. i say that is good for the
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#another legend on the way. >> i'm telling you. >> good for her. >> exactly happy for her. holly thank you. coming up, controversy swirling among small business owners in old town alexandria. >> it has to do with potential plans to revitalize the historic district which they say will not be good for business. >> we're heading to break right now. let's take a live look across the d.c. region. it's 4:43, 57 degrees and that mercury going to keep climbing today. temperatures in the 80's. yup, those details plus we've got your traffic and more news when fox5 morning news comes back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning o-sidewalk closed. the secret service shutting down a popular walkway in front of the white house until further notice. >> looking live outside, can you say low 80's? we're expecting a day of warm air and some sunny skies. mike thomas has the first check of the forecast coming up in just a moment. >> i thought you were asking me can i say low 80's. >> i know you can say. >> it i know. >> do you believe it. >> can you feel it. >> yeah. >> good morning. thanks for joining me. i'm back. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm wisdom martin. today is thursday april 20th. erin como talking about traffic but mike thomas, maureen is excited about this weather clearly. >> i am. >> so, we need you to give
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>> i get that impression. we have pretty good weather coming our way today. 80's later this afternoon but we'll have to dodge a couple of showers and maybe some thunderstorms as well as we head into those early evening hours. maybe a couple showers as well early this morning. futurecast we do have a cluster of showers coming through the maryland panhandle. futurecast not picking up on it too well. i'm concerned we get an early shower before we clear the clouds out. back to the sun early afternoon, lunchtime hour should be fine and dry with the sun coming out and things really warming up. we work our way into those early evening hours though. we see a little instability build. we could get a thunderstorm. better chances down to the south. don't be shocked if you hear a rumble of thunder later today. not expecting any severe weather. 83 degrees later today. tomorrow kind of a repeat of today. same high, 83 degrees. saturday cooler with showers moving in during the afternoon hours. then rain it looks like most of the day on sunday so weekend at this point is not looking too great. enjoy the next two days. that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como for traffic.
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on 95 we have a southbound 95 crash on the ramp to the icc so caution there. the good news is volume is light enough and lanes are still opened so you can still access the exit ramp to the icc and 95 southbound not backing up. things looking good on 29. problem free on route one as well as baltimore-washington parkway. let's forward our maps and show you what else you're up again. really good drive times on 95 from virginia. 50 coming in from maryland as well as the top of the beltway outer loop and inner loop bottom of the beltway. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you, wisdom and maureen. >> 4:48 is the time and this morning some security changes at the white house. >> the secret service has closed down public access to a sidewalk in front of the white house. fox5's melanie alnwick joins us live there with the details on how long it's going to be closed. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. from what we understand this is indefinite. we want to give you a sense of where we are here. the ellipse is right behind me. the washington monument right there. and then this is the sidewalk that we're
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here pretty much along e street. this is going to remain opened, this part of it, but you will not be able to then get over across to the fence closest to the white house there. and that is the big change. it used to be that you could get across this street after 6:00 in the morning. this is -- that closure had been in place since 2015. now, this is as far as you're going to get right here also to the zero marker as well. this is pretty much going to be your best access point now. the secret service says this is all part of an ongoing review of permanent and temporary security measures. now, last year you may recall the secret service added taller spikes on the fence to prevent jumpers. there are plans to make it stronger while keeping with historical authenticity. but march jumpers continue to happen. march tenth a man roamed the grounds 17 minutes before that being arrested. this is the latest i
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since about 2014. in making this change the secret service said this in a statement "that restricting the public access to the fence line will celebs the possibility of people getting onto the grounds." also saying it will create that clear visual break that allows secret service officers to identify and respond to potential hazards including people trying to scale the fence and the secret service did say that the change doesn't really affect the and ability of people to be table autoableto view the white house. many lawmakers in the past have been very adamant that they need to make sure that public access is not restricted while they are trying to beef up security. live in front of the white house, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> all right, mel, thank you very much. 4:50 is the time. also new this morning a lawsuit has been filed
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bose over its wireless. the company sells information without permission. the filer of the lawsuit adds data collection is not mentioned anywhere in the company's user agreement. bose has not respond to do that claim. >> a plan to revitalize old town alexandria is not going over well with some business owners. the economic development partnership wants to increase property taxes to boost rev now. officials say a bid would approve but critics say it would push mom and pop stores out of business. >> if you do tax about 600, 700 annually for a growing business that's fine but for a small mom and pop shop that could be their entire yearly revenue. >> a bid would not be working on recruiting businesses. they really would be working on the promotion of the area, the brand and helping to support and grow the revenues of the businesses that choose to be in this district. >> if bid is
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council, it it could mean an extra $60 a month for area businesses. >> coming up on fox5 news morning, deadly violence erupts during an antigovernment protest in venezuela. >> and a new york yankee legend teaming up with a member of the bush family. >> it's break time now at 4:52. 57 degrees is the temperature. we're back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> a top story from around the world. deadly antigovernment floats venezuela. opponents of the president flooded the street during yesterday. during the melee two people were shot dead. it comes after two weeks after government forces using tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters took aim. demonstrators have turned out in force. the country is in financial desperation.
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inflation in the world. a lot of people are going hungry and can't find basic items like milk and deterrent. deodorant. >> i stand up and with great humility i ask for your forgiveness. >> republican florida state senator frank arteles issues an apology. he used the n-word while berating politicians. he later defended his word choice insisting he meant know harm because he used a slang version of the word. last night he came out and said he was sorry. florida's legislative black caucus is calling for misspellings from the senate chambers. other including several leaders in his party are calling for him to resign algologies barely into retirement but yankees legend derek jeter is looking to become a major league baseball team owner. jeter and jeb bush are teaming up in an effort to buy the miami
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the current owner jeffrey lurie is fielding officers. officers -- offers. if the captain takes over it will be worth even more. so there you go. all right. mike thomas, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning to you as well. we're tracking a couple rain showers coming up throug the maryland panhandle. later this afternoon sunshine comes back out and temperatures warming up nicely into the 80's. because of that that risk for showers. 51 to 61 after school 75 to 84 degrees. we'll call it 83 here in the district. keep 80's around tomorrow as well. all right, that's a check of the forecast. over to erin como for traffic. >> 4:56 right now mike and we're still tracking this crash outside the top of the beltway. 95 southbound in maryland crash on the ramp to the icc. caution there. aside from that we'll hop outside take a live look show you what else you're facing. really nice conditions on the key bridge from roslyn into georgetown no slowdowns. once you get into georgetown our secondaries are quiet. you can see
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inbound traffic. same story on the 14th street bridge from the pentagon across to the freeway. no issues there. i'll let you know if anything else changes. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you. >> thank you erin. coming up on fox5 news morning, 4:20 give away. a pro marijuana group plans to call on congress to end the prohibition on cangles more can. >> heading to break at 4:57 with a live look across the d.c. region. 57 degrees out there. going to be a good day. back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning, track, metro. the transit agency unveils a drastic plan to prevent the system from going under. >> rocking the red. every major d.c. sports team currently playing celebrating a victory. >> looking live outside, can you say low 80's? >> low 80's. >> i know yo can say it. [laughter] are you ready for it prepare for a day of warm air and sunny skies. >> i'm ready. good morning to you, thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. today is thursday april 20th. >> mike thomas is going to talk about this warmup we're going to have and erin como is going to talk about our tr

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