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mike. you're talking about the weather. >> i'm sensing not nearly as much, though. [laughter] >> beautiful weather coming up today. temperatures headed for those 80's. we've got 90's on tap for the weekend. more details coming up. hey, caitlin. >> mike i hear you're very well liked. crash on 210 in southern maryland force add closure at palmer road. details still coming in. maureen. >> thank you both of you checking in with you in just a few. we start with developing news out of adams morgan. two police officers an dpw traffic patrol aide were struck during a hearne. >> the suspected driver is in custody and we confirm that a weapon was in the trunk of the vehicle. fox5's melanie alnwick is live from the scene with the latest in this story. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. yeah, in adams morgan still cordoned off a the pickup truck still on the scene though it looks like they're getting ready to tow it out of here which tells us they've finished what they need to do on the scene as far as gathering evidence goes. i want to
video we were able to shoot overnight. a lot of people find this very interesting. fbi agents arriving on the scene and you can see that jacket there, joint terrorism task force. now, we asked if terrorism was a motive of d.c. police chief peter newsham. he said that would have to be looked at closely. they're not ruling anything out at this time t we can tell you, yes, a gun was taken out of the white pickup truck that sped down 18th street in adams morgan and plowed into those two d.c. police bike officers and a d.c. traffic control aide. 9 p.m. on a thursday is a pretty busy time for the bars and restaurants here in adams morgan. witnesses tell us they saw the passenger get out of the pickup saying the driver went crazy and they didn't know what was wrong with him. many people captured the scene on cell phone sharing picture and video. we have video of a high vantage point where you can see the offic
out and also perhaps some of the folks in the pickup truck as well being taken out and taken to the hospital o so, what we can tell you right now is that one officer remains in very critical condition. we do know from sources that he had surgery overnight. the other officer on the d.c. employee, they are in -- they were in serious condition but we're told that they have nonlife-threatening injuries. the initial charge for the driver when the driver was arrested was hit-and-run. both the driver aren't the and e passenger also taken to the hospital and we learned later in that late night press conference from d.c. police chief peter newsham that the passenger was also placed under arrest but he did not specify at that time what the charges are. live inn in adams morgan melanie alnwick. >> two suspects are in custody in connection with a stabbing spree in silver spring in the
road. the two teens suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >> former fbi director james comey accusing president trump and his staff of lying about why he was fired. that was just one of his revelations made during his testimony yesterday. he revealed a details of a private oval office meeting in which the president said he hoped investigators would go easy on mike flynn, the national security adviser who died days before amid allegations he misled the vice president about contacts he had with a russian government official. >> i took it as a direction. i mean, as the president of the united states with me alone saying i hope this, i took it as this is what he wants me to do. >> comey also admitted he passed along information to a friend he knew would leak it to the press in order to provoke the justice department to appoint a special counsel. >> prosecutors argue that reality winner might pose -- might pose a threat of mor
stolen government documents. more government secrets. the former air force linguist was working as a government contractor when she apparently copied and mailed the classified report containing top-secret material and an online news organization. house republicans have approved legislation which seeks to dismantle banking regulations put into place after the financial crisis. the financial choice act is meant to replace the dodd frank wall street reform act. the the new legislation includes less stringent liquidity requirements, bank bans on investments and the repeal of the requirement that financial advisers helping clients with retirement accounts act in the client's best interests. critics say it goes too far. the house bill is not expected to survive in the senate where lawmakers are considering smaller scale bill. >> number of alcohol and drug related deaths in maryland last year was the largest ever recorded in the state.
2,000 people died because of overdoses in 2016. it's an increase of 66 percent from the previous year. heroin and prescription opioid use surged among i was age and racial groups. maryland's opioid epidemic triggered a state of emergency as health officials rush to combat addiction. >> $35 million can you afford to turn that down? that's how much saturday's powerball is worth right now. the value of the jackpot is expect the to rise as more people buy tickets. the winner will have the option of taking $435 million in that jackpot in 30 annual payments or one time cash payout worth approximately $273 million t always take the cash up front. >> take it and run. >> take it up front. >> mike thomas, okay, so we've got our zip trip coming up later this morning. actually it's kicking off at 6:00 what kind of weather are we expecting. >> at 6:00 cooler, temperatures in the 50's in some of our suburbs including down by georgetown. once the sun comes up we rapidly warm and get the temperatures into the
80's later on this afternoon. let's take a look at storm tracker radar t maybe one little light shower this morning far out to the west for those living near woodstock, front royal. for most it's a quiet and calm morning and it will be sun filled once the sun gets in the sky. reagan national at 60. dulles 55. bwi 54 degrees. your planner for the day, sunshine and temperatures rising through those 80's. mid 70's by 11:00, mid 80's by 5:00. that's a check of the forecast. over to caitlin now for traffic. >> mike, good morning. beautiful start for our zip trip in georgetown. i'll be down there as well beginning at 9:00 a.m. your commute starting off a little busy in southern maryland. you're coming out of the fort washington area approaching oxon hill here in southern maryland 210fyi we have a closure at palmer road in both directions due to a serious crash which we're still getting details about. julyou'll have to follow local detours. 210 northbound and southbound
clos looking free and clear on all majors this morning. 270 really very light volume 70 to the beltway. and that's going to take you all the way from frederick county through montgomery county. not looking at any issues on and 270 so far this morning. that's a look at maryland. we'll have the virginia roads coming up. wisdom and maureen. >> thank you very much caitlin. coming up on fox5 news morning federal health regulators wait a minute -- want to remove. >> taylor swift back to spotify. >> a live look across the dmv. time right now is 4:37, 60 degrees. fox5 news morning back after this. >> ♪ >> blank >> ♪♪ >> blank
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> it's 4:44. the stories we're following for you today friday june 9th. several people in the hospital including two police officers and a dpw traffic patrol aide after an apparent hit-and-run in adams morgan. two people have been arrested including the driver. d.c. police chief peter
weapons inside the car. >> former fbi director james comey accusing president trump and his staff about lying about why he was fired. that was one of the many revelations he made during his testimony yesterday. comey revealed details of a private oval office meeting in which the president said he hoped investigators would go easy on mike flynn. the national security adviser had resigned the day before amid allegaions he misled the vice president about contact he had with a russian government official. >> jurors in the bill cosby sex assault trial got to hear from the entertainer even though he wasn't on stand. a detective read cosby's interview with police in 2005 a year after prosecutors say he assaulted andrea constand. in it cosby claims their relationship was social and romantic. he said constand made no attempts to stop or put her away. he did admit to giving constand one or two benadryl tablets to relax her.
>> samantha geimer who was 13 at the time will appear in that superior court in los angeles. her attorney says she's tired of the case and wants polanski to be allowed to come back to the united states. he's been a fugitive since he fled on the eve of sentencing for having unlawful sex with a minor. he's now 83 ears old. >> i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm wisdom martin today. is friday june 9th. caitlin roth is here watching the roads and mike thomas talking about weather. good morning to you both. >> hey, good morning to you . >> [laughter] >> hey, we got a pretty good weather day coming up here so let's, [inaudible] >> keep talking and see what happens. >> i think something's up with this. >> uh-oh. >> you want to borrow my mic? i'm going to walk over there and you just talk, okay. >> yeah, let's do that. >> no, let's do traffic. >> yeah, let's do traffic. >> weather is going to be nice. >> i got you covered. it'soi
>> all right, caitlin go ahead and do your traffic report right now. >> all right but i got him covered. i think it is going to be a nice day. >> off the rails already and it's only 4:46. >> do we have me now. >> okay, caitlin don't do traffic. >> do weather. pull up the graphics. high pressure sinking south today. we'll get the 80's back later on this afternoon. quick look at the weekend forecast here. 90's coming up on your saturday with lots of sunshine. we head into your sunday mid 90's starting a heat wave here in d.c. this weekend. that's weather. caitlin take it away for traffic. >> well, that was smooth on all of our parts, right. big news coming out of virginia right now. we have the inner loop shut down approaching route 50. this is the scene behind me where a car has flipped over and it's taking up all the lanes, the backup is ensuing. again, this is the inner loop in virginia approaching falls church. now, the on-ramp from 50 is still accessing 495. you can see those vehicles moving on the right-hand side of your screen. that's from 50 getting onto 495 past the site of the
accident. anyone leading up to that crash site will not be able to move. use springfield interchange little river turnpike. you're grow going to be stuck. please use alternates. gallows road to route 50 will get you around the scene, not through the scene until further notice. looks like this is going to take quite some time with cleanup with a flipped vehicle on site. that's the inner loop at route 50 in virginia. that's your look at traffic. maureen. >> former fbi director james comey accusing president trump and his staff of lying about why he was fired. >> those are just some of the fireworks during his testimony yesterday. fox5's annie yu joins us now with more. annie. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, wisdom and maureen. well, for three hours former fbi director james comey told his side of the story before the senate intelligence committee. comey went on the record with a number of explosive claims and under oath comey told on the committee that phone calls and one-on-one with the president were concerning and he felt the need to create records. theor
accuses president trump and his staffers of lying about the reasons behind his termination less than a month ago. he revealed that trump himself was not personally under investigation in the fbi russia probe and also went on the record about a private oval office meeting in which the president said he hoped investigators would go easy on michael flynn the national security adviser who had resigned the day before amid allegations he misled the vp about contacts he had with a russian government official. now, president trump's personal lawyer, marc kasowitz responded to mr. comey's testimony. >> mr. comey has now finally confirmed publically what he repeated told president trump privately. that is, that the president was not under investigation as part of any probe into russian interference. the president never in form or substance directed or suggested that mr. comey stopping investigating anyone including
suggested that mr. comey "let flynn go." >> reporter: now, while there was no bombshell, no smoking gun, this was the first time we have heard from james comey and take questions under oath about his firing. the story far from being over obviously. stay tuned for now but for now we'll send it to you wisdom. >> annie thank you for that report. time is 4:50. the state of virginia is trying to eliminate its backlog of untested rape kits. virginia attorney general mark her ring announced a plan. the $3.4 million project will allow the state to analyze about 2000 kits. a new state law will ensure the massive backlog of rape kits does not happen again. >> group of gay republicans in north carolina claim they were banned from participating in this year's gay pride parade because they are trump supporters. brian talbert says he sent in an application to
float in this year's parade. htalbert says he plans to file a discrimination lawsuit. >> coming up on fox5 news morning britney spears her fans are the latest victims of a malware attack >> a new call this morning though change the venue and city of a popular music and tech festival. >> live look outside across the regi region right now. 60 degrees. back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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then killed himself. this happened thursday morning. stair was in the middle of an overnight shift when he pulled two guns from a duffle bag and started shooting. he fired nearly 60 shots. >> investigators in georgia are looking into what may have led a church charter bus carrying students overturned after colliding with another car. one person is dead, dozens others injured. happened on a four-lane road outside of atlanta. the bus is from mount zion baptist church in huntsville alabama. the group was taking members of the student ministry to the atlanta airport. >> hackers got into britney spears account and planted malware. experts say they're trying to get fans to download plug ins through comments on her page. if you download it, they can watch everything you do on your computer. >> a pair of u.s. senators are asking the south by southwest festival to leave austin as a protest against texas' new sanctuary cities law. in a letter to ceo of south by southwt
mendez and new jersey katherine scott did he see of nevada calls sb41 of the most extreme anti-immigrant measures to date t it requires law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws and prohibit sanctuary laws meaning police can check your immigration status if they detain you even for a traffic stop. the head of south by southwest says he has no plans to move tthe event. >> zip trip day. come out to georgetown friday, today, june 9th, today, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. fox5 team is going to be there. who is going to be there maureen. >> me, tucker. >> who else. >> kevin and caitlin roth. tucker will be there will at 6 o'clock. >> good time had by all. come out and say hi. have a friday party. >> do we need our jackets first thing this morning mike. >> early. but i think by the time you get there you probably won't. things
later on this afternoon. >> nice. >> much smoother weather forecast coming your way. the bus stop forecast to start. kids off to school, it's cool to start, 50's out in the suburbs, near 60 in d.c. after school temperatures in the upper 70's to mid 80's depending on where you live a little coolearmer south and eas. all right, here's a look at your fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast. 84 today. up to 90 tomorrow. then look at the string of bid d 90's. sunday through wednesday temperatures very, very mid summer like again, mid 90's coming our way. that's a check of the weather. caitlin is back with traffic. >> that looks brutal, mike. major heat ahead. major trouble on the inner loop right now. this is in virginia approaching route 50. the scene of a crash including a flipped vehicle is clearing quickly. when i was back on 10 minutes ago, we had all lanes blocked. now the express lanes have reopened and it looks like at least the left most lane of the regular lanes there squeezing by. 495 again on the inner loop approaching route 50. emergency vehicles on scene. the on-ramp from route0
you've been fine but everyone else is stopped leading up to this scene although traffic is starting to moved a little bit more freely and delays should be easing. that again is the scene approaching falls church in virginia on the inner loop. maureen and wisdom, back to you guys. >> thank you caitlin. coming up on fox5 news morning metro's board throwing its support behind the transit agency's gm. >> a live look across the d.c. region. it is 4:57, 60 degrees. back with more after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning crash investigation. two d.c. bike patrol officers injured, one critically when a man driving a pickup truck plows into them in adams morgan. >> comey testimony. the former head of the fbi paints a picture of a troubled white house as he reveals what he knew about russian involvement in american elections. >> looking live outside. the warm air returns in full today. get ready for it. it's going to be gorgeous. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm wisdom martin. today is friday june 9th. caitlin roth talking about the roads, mike thomas talking about the weather. >> good morning. pretty nice day coming up with lots of sunshine, temperature headed to the 80's this afternoon. hey caitlin. >> hey, m