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pour. >> sun to the west may see some showers. >> 395 is nice and quiet. we'll take a look at 270, see how that ride is shaping up in maryland next. >> all right. thank you to both of you. we'll check in with both of you in a few. the latest on wednesday's shooting at a republican baseball practice in alexandria. >> four people were shot including congressman steve scalise. he remains in critical condition this morning. >> we're learning more about the gunman who was shot is that killed by police. melanie alnwick is live in alexandria with more on what we know about him. mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, guys. first i want to give you an update on the scene. you can see simpson field is still completely cordoned off with crime tape, monroe street still shut down at this hour and congressmen who were here yesterday hoop managed to survive this say this felt like they were being hunted as literally the shooter was aiming at the only exit there on the field as they tried to army crawl their way. they do credit those capol
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all of their lives. now, the fbi says it is looking into hodgkin son's motive. we don't know why he left illinois. his facebook page says he worked as a home inspector. he was also active on anti-republican sites. the ap reports he had prior arrests for resisting police and drunken driving in the 90's and an arrest for battery in 2006. his hometown newspaper saysed written in several times angry about republicans and tax policies. the shooting shocked people who had gotten to know him briefly here in alexandria. a neighborhood bar employee said he came in often, talked about golf and real estate but not politics or guns and former alexandria mayor bill yule would see him at the ymca working on his laptop. the fbi is still looking for information in this case. they have published a flier. you're going to site up here on you
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it just shows the suspect's picture, a little bit more details about his personal information, also asking anyone with information, any contacts with him to please call the fbi washington field office or get in contact with their local fbi office o live in alexandria, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> meanwhile capitol police are investigating a threatening e-mail sent to gop congresswoman claudia tenney from new york. shortly after yesterday's shooting she says the e-mail said "one down, 216 to go." while there are 238 republicans in the house, 216 represents the number of seats required to have a majority. >> that e-mail along with the attack is also raising questions and security concerns for lawmakers spoke to congresswoman barbara comstock about how many security changes. she sits on the house committee which
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security. >> going to be looking at policies, leadership, already was looking at more security improvements and upgrades because of rising death threats. i think today everyone did come together and talk about what are some things we can do to lower temperature here, lower the tone but also look at the security which we d-, you know, i worked on capitol hill back in the 90's when we had the shooting when we lost the two officers there, congressman delay's office, friends of mine, i don't care if he was majority leader or whip but they were under their desks in fear and that's when we did security upgrades then and the we have to look at it again. it's about the public protecting our sites but also out when we're in the put lick. >> congressional office budgets are often too small to afford high level protection. >> 2017 congressional baseball game will be held tonight as originally planned. it's scheduled to
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7:00 p.m. some tickets still available. if you plan on attending, expect increased security in and around nats park. the game began way back in 1909 in recent years it has raised more than half a million dollars for the boys and girls club of greater washington. >> ♪ >> a special counsel looking into russia's and interference in the 2016 election is reportedly investigating whether president trump tried to obstruct justice. that is according to the washington post. sources tell the post that the current heads of national intelligence and the national security agency are meeting with robert mueller next week. the report says investigators have been looking into possible financial crimes committed by trump associates. meanwhile lawmakers on capitol hill have voted overwhelmingly to curtail president trump's power to ease up on sanctions on russia. senators voted to take the sanctions imposed by the obama administration and write them into law. congress would have a say should president trump try
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intended to be a punishment for russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 u.s. elections. >> ♪ 12 members of the turkey's president's security detail are facing charges here in the u.s. they are accused of attacking protesters outside of the ambassador's residence when he visit last month. police say arrest warrants have been issued. all suspects are pleased to be in turkey and are now wanted in the utz. >> happening today in montgomery county judge is set to here arguments in overturning lee boyd malvo's life sentences. malvo was convicted of capitol murder for his role in the 2002 sniper killings and sentenced to life in prison. he was 17 at the time. malvo claims his life sentence has been rendered illegal bile the u.s. supreme court decision saying mandatory life without parole sentences are unconstitutional for juveniles except in rare cases. >> jury deliberations resume today in the bill cosby sex assault trial.
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the jury was sent home wednesday after deliberating four hours. during the last two days the jurors have come back to the judge with several questions about the trial. cosby's accused of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea constand back in 2004. if convicted he faces at least 10 years in prison. >> ♪ >> 4:36 is our time right now and you're right, mike, when i walked outside this morning i noticed a difference. >> yeah, it's not all that much cooler but it is notice plea less heavy outside, less moisture in the air. it's going to be a more comfortable day compared to the past several. temperature-wise this afternoon little cooler as well. storm tracker radar showing nothing going on out there, just a few clouds moved in overnight. there are those temperatures. 73 reagan, '71 dulles, 66 bwi. mix of clouds and sun all day, we rise through the 70's in the morning and then into the 80's in the afternoon hours. that's a check of weather. erin is back with traffic. >> 4:36 right now. luckily this early thursday morning friday eve we're still seeing nice conditions in the district. problem free right
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northwest. no issues in bethesda as you head inbound on connecticut or wisconsin avenue. top of the beltway looks great in college park. no problems coming off the 270 spur on the inner loop. wheaton glenmont just outside the beltway is quiet. also 270 flowing freely. if you have any questions at we'll have more traffic in a few. back to you holly and maureen. >> thanks erin. coming up on fox5 news morning a judge issues a new ruling on the dakota access pipeline which environmentalists say is a few months too late. >> floyd mayweather comes out of retirement to take on the reigning king of ufc. >> as we head to break, live look across the d.c. region. pump up the jam on this thursday morning. that will get you going. >> i'm telling you. >> 73 degrees right now. we're just getting started, folks. fox5 news morning back right after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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we're back with what's hot on the web. these are the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media. >> first on what's hot on the web an archive tv interview of the man accused of opening fire at lawmakers during their baseball practice has been found. it shows james hodgkinson at an occupy protest in saint louis in 2011. now, in the video hodgkinson expressed his anger about income inequality and conservatism. he complained about the 1 percent pushing around the 99 percent. >> a mother who filmed herself live insider burning to your in london is missing. >> a new victory for those against the dakota access pipeline. a federal judge ruled the u.s. army corps of engineers did not adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the missouri river. the judge says the army must redo its environmental analysis in certain sections and he would consider later whether the
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operations in the meantime. >> changes will be made to president obama's policies on student loan forgiveness. in cases involving fraud and misconduct by universities. the education department says special committees will rewrite the borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations. the rules were introduced last year as the department was processing claims from that thousands of students who say they were defrauded by for profit colleges. >> get your pay per view ready. floyd weather will fight champion connor mcgregor. the boxing match will be held august 26 in vegas. both confirmed the fight on social media yesterday. during the match mcgregor will be contractually forbidden from kicking mayweather. >> i'm sure he really wants to. let's move on. coming up on fox5 news morning maryland election officials revealing problems with the state's online voter registration process. >> baltimore states attorney marilyn mostly sunny pea issues a new statement about the fallout from the freddie gray case. >> we're heading to break so let's take a live look across
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4:41 and 73 degrees, is that what that says? it's in the 70's. details when we come back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> it's 4:44. here's a look at the stories we're following for you today, this thursday, june 15th.
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congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition after yesterday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice in alexandria. president trump visited scalise at the hospital last night. three others were also shot. the gunman james t. hodgkinson from illinois was shot and killed by police. tonight's annual congressional baseball game will go on as scheduled at nats park set to begin at 7 o'clock. >> four people dead including a gunman after a man dressed as an employee opened fire at a ups package delivery facility in san francisco. the shooter has been identified as jimmy lamb. police say he opened fire on his coworkers just before the drivers were sent out on their daily deliveries. san francisco police say when they approached lamb, he shot and killed himself. >> special counsel looking into russia's interference in the 2016 election is reportedly investigating whether president trump tried to obstruct justice. that's according to the washington post. the post article says the current heads of national intelligence and the national security agency are meeting with robert mueller next week. the
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investigators have been looking into possible financial crimes committed by trump associates. >> felony manslaughter charges have been filed in the flint water crisis. nykolai onthe head had of mitch began's health department was among five state officials charged with involuntary manslaughter. prosecutors say lyon new about serious health issues connected to the water problem but failed to alert the public which led to the death of an 85-year-old man. >> good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm holly morris. today is thursday june 15. >> mike thomas has our weather headline -- weather actually erin como talk, about traffic. mike let's start with you. >> let's get right tomorrow. we'll pull graphics up real quick. 10:00 a.m. today should be dry around the region. mix of clouds and sun. we head into the afternoon, those who live to the west and then down to the south kind of south of fredericksburg i believe will see a chance of showers popping up through those afternoon hours. here in d.c. if we get anything, i believe it's a late evening thing, there's futurecast at
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morning showing some showers moving through loudoun county so we'll keep an eye on those today. but most of the day we should be dry, just a mix of clouds and sun, 85. 85 again tomorrow with more clouds a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. that's a check of the forecast. over to erin for traffic. >> live look outside 95 is wide opened through dale city. looking good in stafford. traffic is pretty light everywhere. this is a live look at 270 past shady grove from frederick into montgomery county you're wide opened right now, just a little bit of increased volume on that southbound side. aside from that top of the beltway outer loop flowing freely. as you pass new hampshire avenue no problems 95 to georgia avenue. love what we're seeing on bw parkway. if you have any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. maureen and holly. >> thank you, erin. 4:47 is the time and this morning an outpouring of support continues to flow for louisiana congressman steve scalise. president trump visited him last night at medstar washington hospital center. >> our annie y
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from medstar hospital with an update on his condition. good morning, annie. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, holly and maureen. well, it's been an emotional time here at medstar washington. as you mentioned the president did make a us have sit last vis. steve scalise remains in that critical condition. he was shot in the left hip. that bullet went through his pelvis fracturing bones and organs and he's going to need several more surgeries. the president did make a visit late last night along with the first lady and hours after he tweeted this. he said just left hospital. congressman steve scalise one of the truly great people is in very tough shape but he is a real fighter. pray for steve. now, i also want to show you this video of emt taking congressman scalise from the ball field on a stretcher. stretcher. he was at second base when will bullets went flying. after he was shot he crawled to right field as
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stood near third base. two u.s. capitol police officers who were part of his security detail, they returned gunfire wounding the shooter. the shooter later identified as james hodgkinson he died as a result of his injuries and among the others shot, you have former congressional aide matt mika who works as a lobbyist for tyson food shot multiple times. we're told he is in critical condition. zachary barth also shot but is expected to make a full recovery and then you have the two u.s. capitol police special agents crystal griner shot in the ankle set to be stable and then the second officer was treated for minor injuries. we're told a bullet grazed him and he was later released. so, clearly we are wishing them well for a full recovery. we're also told by investigators close to this investigation that if it weren't for the two capitol police officers that this situation could have been much, much worse so the officers being hailed as heroes this morning holly and maureen and if anything changes out here we'll be sure to bring
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back to you in the studio. >> annie yu thank you. let's take you up to baltimore where once again baltimore states attorney marilyn mosby is outlining her argument that she's immune to a civil lawsuit filed by the officers in the freddie gray case. in the new appellate filing this week her lawyers argue that the officers' lawsuit should be blocked. they say her leading an independent investigation into the officers involved in gray's arrest and announcing those charges to the media were within her rights as a prosecutor and are protected against the lawsuits. >> congress is considering a proposal aimed at reducing the number of children who die in hot cars. it would require all cars come equipped with an alert system indicating a child has been left behind. general motors has applied this technology in many of its 2017 and 2018 models. more than 700 young children have died in hot cars since 1998. >> the maryland state board of elections says they had a cyber security experts evaluate suspicious activity on the computer system used
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the system was used before last fall's election. the board's administrator says the system was not breached but wantd cyber security ask experts to investigate. >> coming up, federal agents search for clues in a dirty bomb scare in the carolinas. >> and ben stiller challenges some of his fans to a quick game of dodge ball. >> let's look live across the d.c. region this morning. nine minutes before 5:00 a.m. right now, 73 degrees out there, not nearly as humid and heavy as it was yesterday. it's going to be cooler all around today. mike will talk more about the weather in just a few. you're watching fox5 news morning. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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ship in mount pleasant. emergency officials are reporting no radiation has been found at this time. hazmat and ems crews responded to the scene. the fbi is now leading the investigation. >> new york police have identified a person of interest after an attack inside a deli last night -- last month i should say. it was caught on camera. two customers got mad and started throwing avocados like fast balls at two workers. one worker actually suffered a broken jaw. the suspect were mad over a wrong food order. police are now looking to identify the second suspect. >> walt disney world planning to honor a small boy who died last year in an alligator attack. two-year-old lane graves was in the water around the grand floridian hotel when hawpe dragged under water and killed by an alligator. walt disney world is planning to build a sculpture in his honor. in the months since the incident a foundation was started in his honor supporting children who need organ transplants. >> strap on notice thee pads and get ready
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ball. ben stiller and the cast of the movie dodge ball the true underdog story holding a game in the name of charity. ben stiller posted a video. the competition will happen this fall and all proceeds will help provide children with educational opportunities. golf's u.s. open tees off. coverage all day on fox sports one. tonight and tomorrow night fox5 will have open coverage from that 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. we'll let you know fox5 news from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will air on wdca channel 20 both nights. >> ♪ >> music was putting me to sleep, right, but this is waking me up because we are just one day away from our next zip trip. tomorrow we are going to be live in ashburn. come out to one loudoun at eastampton plaza. maureen and i both will be there, tucker is going to be there. we don't know who is going to be back here in the studio but we would love to see you.
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all righty. >> ♪ >> mike thomas, 4:55. looking ahead what's the weather going to be like for that zip trip. >> zip trip weather looks fine. looks like it will be a little cloudy on your friday morning. good news is doesn't look like any rain will be around. co62 to 74 this morning. mostly cloudy as the kids get off to school. after school warm and a mix of clouds and sun 82 to 88 but not as humid as the past several days. mid 80's the next two days, weekend we heat it back up. for dad on father's day it's a hot one, 92 degrees. that's a check of the forecast. erin is back with traffic. >> 4:56. roads are quiet. we'll take a look at safe. it's the last day today of safe track surge 150 after today, things should resume as normal on the orange line but just keep in mind this is the last morning no trains between new carrollton and the stadium-armory. shuttle service is available. the same stations closed again express shuttle s
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final safe track surge kicks in impacting the red line. we'll keep you updated on that one as well. doesn't kick in until saturday. back to you guys. >> coming up, new charges are expected to be filed in the melee which broke out last month outside the turkish embassy. >> heading to break a live look across the d.c. region. it is 4:57, 73 degrees. more fox5 morning news after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning alexandria congressional shootings. louisiana congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition as doctors say additional surgeries are needed. >> increased security. the shootings lead to new calls for more security for lawmakers around the country. >> too harsh. convicted d.c. sniper lee boyd malvo wants a judge to reconsider his life sentence in the wake of a ruling from the supreme court. >> live look outside. today will be noticeably cooler than every day this week. we'll feel some warm air but it will not be the scorcher we've had in days past. good morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> enjoy the brief respite. i'm holly morris. so glad you're with us on this thursday june 15th. >> mike is going to talk about our weather,

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