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>> it's pretty remarkable because at the same time ralph northam was going on tv saying i would never have run this ad i had nothing to do with it his campaign was filing an official legal document with the state board of elections indicating that the ad constituted an in kind contribution to his campaign which means that by law it was a coordinated communication, it was not an independent expenditure. >> reporter: now, we should tell that you fox5 reached out to the northam campaign on tuesday. fox5 again today reached out to the northam campaign. they did not provide anybody on camera to speak to, nor the candidate himself, dr. ralph northam. they did respond to e-mail questions, though, and this is what they said. they again reiterated that they did not authorize this ad. they say they did not see it before it was released and they would not have run it themselves. so, what about this financial disclosure filing? well, they say this is the law. they have to report in kind
donations. but this filing lists clearly this in kind donation as media. they say they have received data from the group and because of that, they have to report in kind donations. however, this group, american commitment that uncovered all of this, they say that still raises a lot of questions about why this wasn't known initially when the ad went viral. >> i mean, i think it just shows a remarkable level of mendacity. i think ralph northam wanted to have a totally over the top outrageous attack on his opponent but wanted to be able to deny it after the fact. >> reporter: now, we should also tell you following our 5 o'clock report on this, david turner, spokesperson not northam campaign reached out to us. he wanted to reiterate this. he says the campaign at no time made any effort to conceal any financial connection with latino victory fund and as
report all in kind donations whether they are canvassing or data. turner says the campaign takes issue with anyone suggesting they have not been open and transparent. we're live in arlington, virginia, tonight, tom fitzgerald fox5 local news. >> ♪ >> tonight for the first time we are hearing the 911 calls for help after police say a man opened fire on his co-workers at a business in edgewood, maryland. radee prince is accused of shooting five people, three of them died. fox5's matt ackland joins us now. so, matt you listened to those calls and initially there was some confusion. >> reporter: yeah, shawn one caller working inside the business where this took place thought that there was a gas leak or something that caused her co-workers to pass out. >> someone down the road said someone was shot. >> reporter: it was an awful morning as police say radee prince opened fire. authorities releasing 911 calls today from people asking for help. >> this is 911. hello.
somebody just came in started shooting. >> reporter: initially there seemed to be a bit of confusion, one caller asking for help thinking her co-workers had passed out. >> why did they pass out? we don't know why they passed out. >> okay. >> um, yes, so send, um, lots of ambulances because we have -- how many people? 10. >> reporter: another caller is standing behind a trash dumpster and sees bodies on the ground. the 911 operator urges him and others to wait for police before checking on the victims. >> can you see anything from where you are? >> uh, i saw a bunch of guys and i wanted to stop and check on them now. >> they're going in but 93 theydon't know if the shooter is in there? tell them to stay safely outside. we have the police en route. >> okay. >> okay? i don't want anybody to go into that building until we know if it is safe to do so. >> reporter: meanwhile today outside the advanced granite solutions there were several signs of the
at one area, a small memorial. on a nearby window, two posterboards honoring the victims. and it was clear the employees there were still upset today. the owner declined to speak to us and asked that we give them a bit of space so we did back up. police have charged radee prince with several counts of murder and attempted murder. shawn. >> thank you, matt. >> ♪ president trump tonight is calling for the death penalty for the man charged in the deadly new york city truck rampage. in a series of tweets the president said sayfullo saipov should get the death penalty and prosecutors should move fast. saipov is facing federal terrorism charges which could bring the death penalty. the uzbek immigrant is accused of using a rental truck to mow down people along a bike path after being inspired by islamic state propaganda videos. eight people were killed 11 hurt. latest on a deadly shooting at a colorado wal-mart. police caught
gunman. investigators used security video to identify ostrom. investigators say the shooting appearance random and there's no indication it was an act of terrorism. right now the motive is unclear. >> we turn to the district now where police recovered five guns and two ballistic vests during a traffic stop. now, like us, you might have thought bad guys up to no good. but wait. fox5's paul wagner joins us live tonight from d.c. superior court with the rest of the story. paul. >> reporter: hey, tony. yeah, that was a tweet that d.c. police put out last night. they included a picture of the cache of weapons and of course caught our eye. we were wondering what was a man doing with a cache of weapons in car in northeast with two bulletproof vests, was he about to knock off a bank or rob an armored car? so we came down here to court see what we could find out about this man. we l
documents to see what was inside it and here's the rest of the story. the court affidavit filed in the case lists a small armory of weapons to include handguns magazines, speed loaders, ammunition, a scope, locks and a holster. there were also two bulletproof vests. but the document also showed the guns appeared to be legally owned. there were receipts for the weapons and they were disassembled. here is the photo the police put out to the public. george thompson told us when he walked out of court, he had made some mistakes. he had bad tags on the car. he was driving and admits he shouldn't have been in the district of columbia. he agreed to talk to us and here's part of his story. but there is your bag with the guns. >> that's my property, yes. >> reporter: and they were all disassembled. >> all disassembled. i would assume they're firearm parts. >> reporter: you gave police permission to searc
>> they didn't find them. i showed them. i have a hql which is a handgun qualification license and i was forthcoming and i told them what i had in the car. >> reporter: now, thompson has no criminal record that we could find here in the district of columbia or in maryland where he lives. he says he's homeless, he's without a job. he had all of his belongings in the car. the mistake he made was driving into the district of columbia. he admits that even the car that he was driving had bad tags so he was making some mistakes. now, we reached out to d.c. police. they stand by their tweet. they say in fact thompson was arrested for possession of illegal weapons. thompson tonight says he's hoping the judge will show him some mercy. live outside the courthouse, paul wagner fox5 local news. >> well, also in the district tonight police made a major drug bust in southwest. officers raided a home in the 900 block of sixth street and seized 53 pounds of
72 grams of cocaine and $75,000 in cash. police arrested three people in connection with the bust. they are angela cortez, tiffany henry and sarame albrecht. they all face felony drug charges. >> tonight a.m. second man is facing charges in an horrific crime against a pregnant woman in capitol heights. andrea grinage parks was set on fire in september. her boyfriend is charged with attempted murder. she was also able to tell detectives there was another man in her apartment who helped her boyfriend. police since arrested jonathan miller. he's facing a number of charges including attempted first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. the crime forced her to deliver the baby early. we're told the baby is home. andrea is still recovering in the hospital. to frederick county now. one person is under arrest following a double homicide. deputies responded to a call for an assault in process. they arrived and found a man and a woman in the middle of the road with serious injuries. their names have not bee
released. police say the suspect was spotted near the scene. a neighbor told us he was surprised that something like this happened in his neighborhood. >> well, being here for the last five years it's pretty quiet neighborhood, not a lot going on. but to wake up with something like this is really devastating to have kids in middle school and for them to see that first thing in the morning it's real scary. >> the bodies of the victims will be taken to the medical examiner in baltimore for autopsies. >> tonight one person is dead, several others injured after a multi vehicle crash in fredericksburg. officers responded to their crash on plank road this afternoon. one person died at the scene, several others were taken to a hospital. there's no word on their conditions right now. the crash shut down route three from i-95 to gateway boulevard. it has since been reopened. the accident is still under investigation. meanwhile police in montgomery county are investigating a deadly pedestrian
park. it happened around 8 o'clock last night at new hampshire and larch avenues. 79-year-old james burn was taken to a hospital where he died. we're told the driver remained at the scene. there's no word if the driver will face charges. the incident is still under investigation. >> new problems tonight for a fairfax county community after a vote to change the controversial name of a local school. >> fox5's tisha lewis is live with a preview. tisha. >> reporter: well, shawn and tony, j.e.b. stuart high school has the green light to change its name to justice high school, but where is the money? fairfax county public schools is turning to the public for help. you won't believe what we found out. that story is coming up. sue. >> hi there, tisha. i see the light is changing around you. tonight sun is going down a little after 6:00. by sunday it sets just around 5 o'clock so get ready for a big change this weekend. but how about the temperatures today? mid and upper 70's. more like the middle of september. can we do it again tomorrow? i'll let you know. we're
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launched a go fund me style page on its web site to raise money for the cost associated with changing the name of j.e.b. stuart high school to justice high school. >> fox5's tisha lewis is lie live tonight in falls church to explain. hi, shawn, high tony. they have about two years to implement this plan, this change from j.e.b. stuart to justice high school. what they don't have is the money. so, get this. they're now turning to the public to the community for help
on friday, the site went live. the district is urging the public to donate online or via mail and insists all donations received will be used toward the cause of renaming j.e.b. stuart high school to justice high school. >> as soon as we cast the vote to change the name, we obligated taxpayer funds whether we get any incoming from the public or not. >> reporter: board member elizabeth schultz says the $8,000 raised so far is a far cry from the million dollars it could cost to complete the name change, not including hidden costs. >> like buy and support the boosters with uniforms and spirit wear and just all of the ancillary costs that i think just a very, very difficult to estimate. so, the question is, you know, where is julian moore's half million dollars check, where is bruce cohen's money? where is the hollywood money that we said -- we were told was coming forward? and i don't -- i don't see it. maybe it will come. you know,
highest hopes that we'll get every single dollar because that takes the burden off the individual fairfax county taxpayers. >> i think we'll see much more. right -- the folks who had put out the petition that was a nationwide petition with about 40,000 names on it, they have just recently pushed out a message to those 40,000 people asking them to make, you know -- even just small donations inc. >> reporter: the district's on line plea to the public reminds donors it's tax deductible. >> should they have allocated funds where moving so aggressively with the name change. >> we called on the superintendent to bring us back an implementation plan by december 14th so he and staff are working on a plan. >> reporter: and a board member sandy evans gets her way and gets her plan to fruition, class of 2018 you can see they have celebrated graduating, they will be the last class graduating under the j.e.b.
name. but let's be clear. the board does have at least two years before they have to actually see this whole thing to fruition. so, technically it could be until 2018 -- excuse me 2019 to 2020. also it's important to note we did just check. so far they've raised $8,420. we're told that's not because of lack of enthusiasm, rather, the district is still working to get the word out. tisha lewis, fox5 local news. >> i'm pretty sure we just helped them. >> all right, it's official. the washington nationals have a new manager. >> fox5's brody logan is live with a preview. hey, brody. >> reporter: shawn and tony, you know, the gates here at nats park, another november and they're locked. but the nats think they hired the guy that can open these gates for a little post season november baseball next year. dave martinez we're going to introduce you to the nats new skip up ahead after the break.
>> ♪ >> we're following breaking news out of montgomery county. fire crews are on the scene of a house fire. >> we're told several people are hurt. sara simmons is in the news room with the latest on what we know. >> reporter: it's in montgomery county, you were mentioning it's a house fire in sandy spring, maryland, is the information that we're getting from montgomery county firefighters. howard county we understand is coming in and assisting in this as well. it's two story house. how badly damaged it is at this point we just don't know but we know it is a heavy fire. firefighters are on the way to the scene. we also have skyfox on the way to the scene to get us a visual of w what exactly is happening in that area. several people injured as you mentioned. ems are taking a look at those folks. we don't have an update on conditions. of course this is just coming in right now but we'll continue to stay on top of it. again a house fire in sandy spring maryland montgomery county area. we'll stay on top of it. back to you guys. >> thank you sarah. >> all right, it's official. today the washington nationals welcomed their new manager. >> that's right. team officials introduced dave
brody logan is live at nats par tonight to introduce us to him. hey, brody. >> reporter: hey, shawn. i wanted to show you this. so, some cultures they see a man in the moon, some see animals in the moon, other people just see, you know, swiss cheese in the moon. the moon is kind of the ultimate ink blot test. you see a bit of yourself in the moon based on what you see there. and the reason i bring this up is because dave martinez the new manager of the nationals first time as a manager former bench coach of the cubs. i wanted to put him through his nationals version of a ink blot test. i put him through some pictures to see his instant reaction and here it was. i'm going to show you some pictures and get your first reaction. this man max scherzer. that stare. >> i love it. >> reporter: what is it going to be like having this guy as your number one and ace on the mound? >> i'm ecstatic. [laughter]
number two, joe madden drinking wine at a presser. >> love it. [laughter] >> reporter: will you be -- >> i'm a big wine guy. i might bring a, you know, maybe a sip or two of wine out there one day. >> reporter: why not. >> yeah its after a game. i won't drive. [laughter] >> reporter: you will not drive. bryce harper and his excitement, the passion he brings sometimes he can get into it with umpires or players but what do you think about what he brings to the field? >> like i said i love the flow. >> reporter: the hair. >> energy. hey, i want these guys to be themselves. he brings a lot of energy. i love that energy. energy.i don't mind a little swi don't. it's fun for everybody so bring it on. >> reporter: bring the swag, bring the energy. then finally, what would this guy say to you right now if he saw you on this day? >> you've come a long way, buddy.
[laughter] >> wow. where do you guys find these things. >> reporter: the internet is amazing. >> yeah. >> reporter: how crazy is it to think you've gone from this all those teams to now you're in the managerial role. >> feels like i went a complete -- always said i made a complete circle 360 when i went to the cubs. it's fruition, expos, nats, yeah, this is it. >> reporter: one of the coolest things dave martinez said is the playoff atmosphere from these fans at nats park it made the hairs stand up on his skin. hopefully we can give him some more hair raising moments this coming post season here at nats park. from nats park, brody logan fox5 news. >> ♪ >> i got to tell you, brody, i'm a little blue that baseball is over. when do pitchers and catchers report? you'll have to fill me in a little bit later. that was great. we wish our new manager all the best. i can't wait for baseball to come back. all right. meanwhile today it felt like a baseball day,
77 degrees. what a big jump up. dulles 76 and bwi also coming in at 76 and here's the best part of all. we're doing it again tomorrow. friday is going to be another september-like day. temperatures may even be a little bit warmer than they were today although one tiny little twist, not a biggy. there could be a slight chance of a shower mid to late afternoon into the early evening. no washout just hit or miss. very light as well. we're starting to drop a little bit but not bad. 69 degrees in gaithersburg and d.c. dulles still 71. fredericksburg 70 degrees. wanted to show you what a dramatic change in temperature this is in the last 24 hours. 24 degrees warmer in martinsburg. 23 degrees warmer in frederick. 11 degrees warmer in d.c. and yes, more warm stuff still to come. richmond is still 73. raleigh is 73. hatteras at 70. now, your evening forecast will take you down gently and it's not going to be cold tonight. 7 o'clock temperature should be down into the upper 60's. it's already there as a matter of fact 9 o'clock
68. 11 o'clock 66. overnight not as chilly so that means it will be pleasant for the kids tomorrow morning. not only is it a mild start but it is a warm finish. after school temperatures 74 to 78 degrees. now, what a change as we get on into saturday because we drop the temperature again from 78 on friday, to 59 on saturday with a little bit of a drizzle possible. we brighten things up sunday afternoon and don't forget, we fall back this weekend to standard time but that temperature of 70 and an extra hour to sleep means this is a good weekend. hey, next week interesting, somewhat problematic particular in terms of an unsettled pattern after we get few showers possible monday and then tuesday, wednesday we have additional showers and temperatures dropping wednesday and thursday back to the 50. enjoy the 70's while you can, shawn and tony. >> thank you, sue. all systems are go. finally for major project in the district. >> yup, the ceremony marking the start of construction on the dwight d. eisenhower memorial. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it. ed gillespie refuses to stand up to him at all. >> ♪ >> we'll continuing to follow this breaking news. skyfox is over the scene of a large house fire in montgomery county. this is in brookeville montgomery county we are told. we're also told that several people have been injured in this fire. it's a large house that is on fire. it's a two-story home. this is located in the 100 block of brink wood road near haviland mill road. as you can see this is an ongoing situation. we'll bring you more details about it as we get it. we do not know the conditions of the people. >> ♪ >> all right. again, like you said muc
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