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they may be traveling in 1998 toyota tacoma with license plate vwa4004. more on that breaking traffic news erin mentioned. a brig crash on the inner loop. >> annie yu live in greenbelt with more on the story. good morning, annie. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you wisdom and maureen. this is a very serious accident here on the inner loop of the beltway near kenilworth avenue. i can tell you driving up here the backup begins just about a mile before you reach the kenilworth avenue exit. they were for quite some time -- all lanes were blocked. however, they were letting one lane get by and then diverting all of the traffic onto exit 24 which is the greenbelt metro. clearly involving a tractor-trailer. this is a bit of a mess out here hm you can see it pretty banged up, the front end just kind of crushed like tinfoil. they have just opened up two lanes, so two lanes now to the left getting by. again, this i
beltway near kenilworth avenue right by the greenbelt metro station. and we are right now not t-, maryland state hasn't confirmed whether there are other vehicles involved. we were hearing for quite some time about maybe two cars also involved and we do know no serious injuries so that is the good news. but now at this time you have two lanes getting by to the left just before you reach the kenilworth avenue. so, big, big heads up as you head out this morning for your morning commute. back to you in the studio. >> annie thank you for that. >> 4:31 is the time right now. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell plans to release discussion draft of senate republicans healthcare bill today. mcconnell wants to send the final bill to the congressional budget office this week. >> the goal is to have the cbo review it and issue a report early next week. mcconnell says he wants to bring the bill to a vote before the july 4th recess. the senate bill has to appeal to conservatives and moderate republicans in order to pass.
vote against the bill. it would only take three republican senators voting against the bill to kill it. >> according to a leaked version of that bill which was obtained by the washington post the senate's bill has some similarities with the house version. >> it also calls for reduction in medicaid spending a repeal on taxes on the wealthy and the the end of federal funding for planned parenthood. it differs from the house version because the senate's healthcare bill reduces federal spending on medicaid at a slower rate but in the end the senate bill also calls for more cuts to the medicaid program than the house version. >> gop leaders in the house and senate stressed any healthcare bill will most likely undergo several changes before it reache the president's desk. >> nearly two dozen people may be at risk for hiv hepatitis c and other diseases because of a routine medical procedure. equipment used during colonoscopies at the kaiser permanente largo center in april was not properly disinfected. 23 people need to be
kaiser permanente explains "the scope in question was disinfected following the recommended protocols before its use. however, after discovering the defect in conducting subsequent analysis we determined that we cannot guarantee the sterilization process was fully effective ." finding a missing manour help- 62-year-old james butler last seen sunday in the 5200 block of connecticut avenue northwest. if you have any information about james butler's whereabouts you're being asked to contact police. >> thousands paid their respect to nabra hassanen the 70-year-old muslim teen killed on sunday. if we can get to that. the crowd for the funeral prayer was so large many were forced to stand outside. meanwhile police are responding to continued questions about the case and whether nabra was killed in a hate crime. >> no evidence at this point in the investigation at all that this was hate motivated. i as a law enforcement officer especially as a chief of police have an obligation to pursue justice
this is a hate crime i promise you we will prosecute to the fullest. >> police say nabra's death stemmed from an act of road rage. the man accused of killing her 22-year-old darwin torres remains in jail. the man who pleaded guilty to weapons and assault charges after opening fire at comet pizza in northwest will be sentenced. edgar welch called his actions foolish and reckless. >> also happening today, the man arrested for having guns and ammunition at d.c.'s trump hotel scheduled to go back to court before a judge. police arrested bryan moles in may and they found an assault style rifle handgun and ammunition in his car in the hotel's garage. moles was indicted on charges of unlawful possession and transportation of a firearm. >> ♪ >> coming up on 4:35 let's check in with mike thomas and our forecast. mike i know it's going to be nice today but we're keeping our eye on cindy and what s
might do to us here this weekend, right. >> cindy right near the louisiana and texas borderline. i think within the next hour it will make landfall. yes, it could come up our way as we head towards the weekend maybe as early as tomorrow morning we're starting to see some rain from it but i think it's more of a saturday morning event where a lot of heavy rain and moisture makes it up into our neck of the woods. a couple showers coming across the northern beltway. those will quickly move on. it will be a little cloudy to start and then we get the sun breaking through during the morning hour. 77 at reagan national. much milder start. dulles as 70 degrees. bwi 71. you can feel the humidity back in the air out there. your planner for the day today as we roll through, by 11 o'clock mix of clouds and sun 85. hot and humid 2 o'clock 89 degrees. by 5 o'clock 90 degrees but we'll continue to see more clouds from cindy stream in as we head through the day today. we'll turn mostly cloudy as we head towards those evening hours. highs around 92 degrees here
how long will the heat last? we have a cooldown on the way. seven-day forecast coming your way in a few minutes. first let's check in with erin como get a check on those roads. >> annie yu showed you on the serious crash involving a tractor-trailer. this is on the inner loop, two right lanes blocked by the greenbelt metro. they have a big cleanup out there. one of the tractor-trailers completely jackknifed facing the wrong direction. quite a bit of debris and crews still out there. left lane is crawling by. want to switch things over for a look at our maps a again as annie mentioned a few miles leading up to about maryland 201 because of that crash as i was approach kenilworth. from 95 top point you're in for about a 10 minute delay. volume still light. because of that crash we are seeing atypical inner loop slowdowns. you may also encounter a outer loop rubberneck delay. 295 southbound inside the beltway just before that 50 a crash, right lane blocked so use caution there. aside from that as we take a look at 270 delay free to the beltway and traffic moving along fine on 66. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll keep you
>> arizona illinois have already acknowledged that their systems were targeted. the other 19 states identified by the department homeland security are a government secret. they found no vote totals were affected. the washington capitals lose one of their key players nate schmidt heading to the vegas golden knights. the caps had him on the roster for next season. now they'll have to acquire another player. the caps tried to strike a deal with the knights to keep schmidt but sources say is the price was too high. katie ledecky used to being number one. but this time she got the number two spot in the race for pac 12 student athlete of the year. she lost to former university of washington basketball player
plays for the wnba. ledecky still has plenty to be proud of though. she received certificates for breaking nine records. a high school student hos graduation speech got cut short got to finish it on jimmy kimmel. although -- on jimmy kimmel live he explains he went rogue during his speech, he went off script from the speech he actually handed in to administrators. >> that's what you're supposed to be, a free thinker. >> are you really though. >> world leader right there, remember that face. >> fight the power. >> i thought you own dollar that when you pay taxes but that's just me. >> had he stayed in his lane as you like to say he would not have been on jimmy kimmel. now we're talking about him. >> opportunity. >> wor
>> uh-huh. >> holly. thank you. [laughter] coming up on fox5 news morning, we continue to follow the breaking news story. we're talking about a major accident on the inner loop of the beltway near the greenbelt exit. >> montgomery county police need your help identifying a boy found wandering in pension. >> it is 4:42, 77 degrees. let's sit here and try to convince wisdom. >> you might as well go break. >> i would tear his behind up if he did that. if that was my kid, tear him up. >> really. >> oh, yeah. you don't make your own rules. >> what. >> nope, don't make your own rules. >> all right. we're back after this. >> ♪ fios is not cable. we're a 100% fiber optic network.
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>> breaking news to tell you about right now. it is this right here. please stop and take a good look at your screen right now. this is a montgomery county police, they desperately need your help identifying this boy who was found early this morning walking alone near westfield montgomery. he appears to be about 10, 11 years old. he is nonverbal and police say he displays signs of being on the autism spectrum. he was found at 1:45 on westlake drive. if you know anything, anything at all about this boy, please contact montgomery county police. >> also in the news this morning senate majority leader mitch mcconnell plans to
the republican healthcare bill today. according to a leaked version of the bill it calls for a reduction of medicaid repeal on taxes on the wealthy and the end of federal funding for planned parenthood. the majority leader wants to bring the bill to a vote before the july 4th recess. >> tropical storm cindy turns deadly as it bears down on america's gulf coast. a 10-year-old boy in alabama was killed after he was hit by a log which washed ash snore a storm surge. leaders are declaring states of emergency in louisiana and alabama. fema bringing in water and meals. strong hail and steady winds are expected to last. >> a final farewell for otto warmbier. he died this week after being detained for a year and a half in north korea. a public memorial ceremony will be held at his former high school in ohio. talk baseball. nats versus marlins in miami, max scherzer on fire recorded 11 strikeouts and retired 18 straight batters. but then it just fell apart in
th nats [inaudible] max scherzer on the verge avenue no-hitter. then this -- verge of a no-hitter. bottom line he blew it. you see what happened right there. [laughter] >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm wisdom martin. it is thursday june 22nd. erin como, mike thomas good morning. >> good morning to you both. let's do a quick check of your weather forecast for the day today. it's going to be a hot one. with a mix of clouds and sunshine out there later on this afternoon so here we go. let's get right to it. hurricane cindy near landfall right now. i'm awaiting confirmation but it's very close to making landfall. did i call it hurricane cindy? i meant to say tropical storm cindy. it's not a hurricane. here's what we have 8:00 a.m. this morning mix of clouds and sunshine out there. that will be the case for much of the day today. we'll get clouds thickening up though as we head towards the evening hour. look at towards tomorrow morning. there's rain moving in associated with the tropical
storm but still far out ahead of it that it's not going to have quite the voracity as storms on saturday might. more details. that's weather. over to erin for traffic. >> we have team coverage. annie yu at the scene of this inner loop crash. two right lanes still blocked. because the left lanes are moving the line of red is easing to a yellow zone. backed up after 95 to approaching the greenbelt metro station. we'll keep you posted on that as more folks hit the road. could be a bigger problem. another crash inside the beltway. 295 kenilworth southbound. 50 inbound through cheverly looking good. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. we'll take a look at metro next. wisdom and maureen. >> ♪ >> happening today, senate republicans will unveil their version of a new healthcare bill. >> it's being called a discussion draft and is expected to differ in some key areas from the house's version. >> melanie alnwick live on capitol hill now with the details. mel. >> reporter: well, good morning
finally going to get to see at least some of what republicans have been drafting in private, although, as you said, it's really just going to be some of the highlights there for members of the senate to take a look at, and they're pushing to are a july 4th vote on this -- or a vote before the july 4th recess. among the key changes, no more financial penalties for people who don't buy insurance. subsidies go back to being pegged to income rather than age. the extra tax to pay for the plan is eliminated but it also means that fewer low income americans would be eligible for medicaid and some who receive the benefit under obamacare will eventually lose it. certain employers might drop their health insurance, too, since they no longer would be penalized either. the senate gop plan also kills the house provision that would have allowed insurance companies to go back to charging some customers more for preexisting conditions. president trump privately called parts of the house bill mean and said he would
willing to make his own changes if a few democrats would come on board. but as we know, probably no democrats are going to come on board this particular plan and that means republicans could only afford to lose two votes from their side. otherwise, this number one priority that they've been working on for the last seven years would go back to the drawing board. live on capitol hill, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. >> the time right now, new this morning concerns over grogan gang violence. customs officials say since 2011, they have apprehended nearly 200 unaccompanied minors, less than 100 are suspected of being affiliated with ms-13. >> mayor muriel bowser set to tackle a pesky problem a plan to decrease the rodent population including solar trash cans and a texting program for residents to report rat s
the new grant program which will allow up to 60 businesses to buy or lease trash compactors. >> a former nurse serving time for killing a child is now accused in the murder of dozens more. >> we're learning more about the disagreements between jurors in the bill cosby sexual assault trial. >> live look outside at 4:51, 77 is the temperature. back in a moment. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> she's currently serving a sentence for killing another toddler and was scheduled to be released next march because of a mandatory release law which was in place when she was convicted. >> a juror in the bill cosby sexual assault case is speaking out about the trial. the juror who spoke exclusively to abc news says two holdouts prevented a guilty verdict. the jury said after 52 hours of deliberations 10 of the 12 jurors agreed cosby was guilty. the judge declared a mistrial on saturday after the jury deadlocked. >> wizard of oz wedding proposal straight from over the rain bottom of the beltway a man popped the question to his girlfriend at north carolina's land of oz theme park and he wore a hat like the tin man and dropped to one knee right on the yellow brick road. she said yes of course. the wizard of oz is one of her favorite movies so the proposal was perfect. >> all right. we are one day away from our next zip
yellow brick road to annapolis. come on out. yup, we're going to be at one loudoun at eastampton plaza on friday, june 15th -- wait a minute. wrong script here. we'll be in annapolis tomorrow from 6:00 to 11:00. me, steve, tucker. not sure of the location in annapolis because that was wrong there but we're going to be in annapolis. we'll be like where is waldo? find us. we're there. >> we'll be near some water. >> please kim out and join ows. we'll get ourselves glowing meanwhile let's toss it over to mike thomas and talk weather. >> you'll be near some water whether or not you want to be. could be a little bit of rain on your friday morning. we'll track that in a minute. first new news into the weather center which is that cindy has officially made landfall near the texas-louisiana border with winds of about 45 miles an hour. tropical storm sandy has made landfall. there it is, winds of 45 miles an hour. this is the latest advisory in from the
center. it will be tracking up towards our direction. that is by saturday at 2:00 a.m. it has it right on the kentucky-west virginia border. the models bring it overhead here in washington, d.c. by the time it gets here it will be a shadow of itself. it will have tropical enhanced thunderstorms which means the potential for some heavy rain around taround the region a ande possibility [inaudible] erin is back with traffic. >> a big crash on the inner loop involving a tractor-trailer. two right lanes still blocked. quite a bit of debris crews need to clean up. seeing sluggish traffic leading after 95 toward the greenbelt metro. give yourself a few exa tram as more volume increases this could become a bigger problem later in the morning so we'll let you know. all lanes previously shut down but we have the left lanes getting by that scene right now. let's forward our maps and show you another crash we're dealing with. that one moved over to the shoulder it
at by [inaudible] 270 still looking real nice right now through gaithersburg and 70 in the clear and 66 love what we're seeing from manassas to the beltway. before manassas through gainsville we're quiet p95 northbound through frederick looking good. metro is on time except for safetrack impacting the red line. any questions at erin fox5 d.c. on twitter. back to you guys. >> [inaudible] >> prince william county earn a victory about the it comes with a twist. >> a live look across the d.c. region. it is 4:57, 77 degrees. we are back with more fox5 morning news after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> today on fox5 news morning healthcare reform. the future of healthcare in america takes a huge step forward or backward today depending on your political affiliation as we await the release of the senate's new health bill. >> tainted equipment. a number of patients at a local hospital may have been exposed to hiv and other diseases all because of what should have been a routine pocedure. >> live look outside on this thursday. we are in for another warm day. it's going to be in the 90's today, lots of sunshine. can anyone say pool time? >> good morning to you. thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm holly morris.