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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> right now at 5:00 senate republicans working "fast and furious" on tax reform. we'll have the latest on the effort to get a bill passed by the weekend. >> and a fox5 exclusive. a woman jumped onto the hood of a car after a man tried to run her over and now she is talking only to fox5 about the violent road rage scare. >> it is friday, december 1st. the weekend finally here. your full forecast just ahead. >> and good morning to you. thank you for joining us. >> that's right, today is
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friday, december 1st. it is almost the weekend. although i've got two more days but that's all right. >> that's okay. >> i celebrate all of you. >> we're with you in spirit when we watch on the weekends and you should be watching two. mike thomas is talking about our weekend forecast, erin como is talking about track which already is a mess in some parts. let's start with you mike. >> good news for me is that weather is not a mess. we had a little messiness late last night with showers moving through. those have cleared. sunshine is back this afternoon. full forecast coming up. >> gaithersburg an overturned car and downed wires closing 355. red line delays from the partial shut down. lots to get to on the roads. >> thank you erin. want to tell you more about what erin is talking about in this breaking news out of montgomery county. let's take you to a live look right now. you'll want to plan ahead if you're traveling along route 355. this is in gaithersburg. parts of that road near frederick avenue remains closed this morning in both directions because of a crash. that crash happened just after midnight. fox5 is told at least one person has been taken to the hospital. st
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condition. montgomery county police say wires are down as you can see right there from that live picture and roadways in that area of route 355 could be closed until at least 8:00 this morning. >> ♪ also happening today, the senate is that expected to vote on the gop tax reform plan after deciding not to vote on it last night. republicans are retooling the entire bill but democrats say it still stinks and they plan to hit it hard with amendments this morning. >> fox5's melanie alnwick live on capitol hill this morning with the very latest. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: good morning. senate republicans say they do plan to put this to a vote later today but as you mentioned, it looks like there could be some changes, a few tweaks in the works if they want to win over enough votes to get it to pass. now, the fight on the senate floor revved up thursday night. president trump wants to see the tax reform plan on his desk in a matter of weeks. now, it would be the first major rewrite of the tax code in 30 years. republicans are touting corporate and individual tax cuts but
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to add a trillion dollars to the deficit over 10 years. so, some of those tax cuts for individuals will expire in six years but corporate tax cuts would be permanent. democrats say this will fall squarely on the middle class. republicans believe they can still get the bill to pass. >> we really believe that before christmas comes we're going to deliver to the american people the largest tax cut in american history and as the president has said, it's going to be a middle class miracle. >> president trump has called this bill in his words a great big beautiful christmas present for the american people. well, i certainly hope the american people remember to keep the gift certificate. >> reporter: now, the senate plan also eliminates the state and local tax deduction and the mandate for people to buy health insurance. this, however, is just one hurdle. if the senate does manage to pass its version, they still have to reconcile it with the version that was passed in the house and those two bills are still very far apart. live on capitol
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news. >> ♪ >> developing overnight a fox5 exclusive. man is in jail in charles county after an extreme road rage incident last night. a woman says around 10:30, 27-year-old andre cruz sideswiped her multiple times after she got out to exchange information she tried to take a picture of his tags and that's when she says he hit the gas to try to run her down. she claims he drove off with her on his hood but she was able to roll off and get away. >> i was scared when he took off and when i seen that he was going to ram me in the car, yeah, i really got scared at that point. i was shooken up. i jumped off. kind of like a tuck and roll type thing. just jump off. like the action movies. it was pretty much like a life or death type thing for me and i would rather break a couple of bones than to be like extremely hurt. >> cruz is charged with fi
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reckless endangerment and multiple traffic offenses. >> ♪ >> we have a news alert for drivers who usually use the beltway to rosslyn on i-66. you can expect to see some changes on the road. some new rules for tolls will go into effect starting on monday. solo drivers will pay a toll and must have an e-z pass. cars with two or more occupants can travel for free. the e-z pass has to be on the hov setting. if you don't have an e-z pass your license plate will be photographed and you will be fined. the good news here, no tolls for outbound traffic on i-66 and no tolls for evening inbound traffic. >> ♪ >> a lot of information. coming up at 7:00 we'll talk from someone from vdot. big changes coming. >> a lot of people use that road. let's sort out weather and tell folks what they have to expect. >> not too much to sort out. that's the good news. no questions coming in on twitter for me. [laughter] >> it's quiet.
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>> that's a cry for help. send me a question. >> no, that's a cry for -- that's great. >> it's an easy day for you. >> are we where we should be, though, in december, 50. >> we're a little above it. we should be like 52. we'll be like 58 degrees. >> okay. >> not awful but annie, if you wish for december cold, you've got it. it's coming next week. we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes but be careful what you wish for. here's satellite and radar again across the whole eastern half of the country we're quiet. temperatures outside cool. 49 degrees now in d.c. but lower 40's in the suburbs to even some 30's out there. frederick look at you at 36, manassas 43, fredericksburg 39 trees in virginia this morning. all right, forecast for today, 58 degrees later on today, lots of sunshine. a little breezy from time to time but otherwise a pretty dag gone good friday for the first day in december. all right, that's weather. erin is back with traffic this morning. what's up erin. >> that's right, mike. coming up on 5:07, breaking news out of gaithersburg. a car completely flipped on its
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as well. 355 is going to be closed in both directions for several hours for cleanup at chestnut street. you need to avoid 355. keep in mind 270 sees a lot of heavy congestion later in the morning, a lot of bailout traffic on 355 and this is going to slow things down so we'll keep you updated on those crews' progress as they work to get things cleared up out there. traffic elsewhere looking good in maryland. not seeing any problems on the top side of the beltway through college park. if you have an early morning flight to catch traffic looking good on the way to bwi reagan national and dulles. we'll take a closer look at those red line delays next. annie and maureen. >> coming up on fox5 news morning,. >> a search intensifies for a missing north carolina toddler. find out who police are ruling out as suspects now. we'll find out after this short break. be right back. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> welcome back to fox5 news morning. hey, happy friday everybody. today is friday december 1st, start of a new month. time now is 5:08. >> all right, and we have news to tell about, developing news as a matter of fact, authorities are still searching for a missing florida teen who has been missing for nearly a week now. 17-year-old caitlin frasina was reported missing last sun in florida. new surveillance video from two different states now reveal she's with 27-year-old ryan rodriguez. the boy's soccer coach from her high school. investigators believe
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travels northeast. >> and the search for a missing north carolina toddler is intensifying. it's now day five and still no sign of missing mariah woods. police have been looking for the three-year-old girl since monday morning when she went missing from her mom's mobile home. officials say woods' biological father and his fiancée are no longer suspects in this case. more than 200 investigators are on the case which is being led by the fbi. >> take a look at these two robbers who dressed up as elderly men. police say these suspects pulled off a heist at a jewelry store in brookhaven georgia. the bald head, wrinkles, hunched shoulders there was their costume. they held two employees at gunpoint while making a third employee unlock the saves and display cases. because of their elaborate disguise police say it will be hard to i.d. them. the crooks got away with hundreds of thousands of dollars in rolex watches. t
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assault all caught on camera in california. you can see a man approaches an elderly man and then hits him over the head with a backpack causing him to fall to the ground. the assault happened on a busy street in hollywood. l.a. police say the attack was unprovoked and the suspect is still on the loose. that's hard to watch. >> why would anyone do that? i mean hon. >> cruel, just cruel. >> i hate seeing that. >> all right, coming up on fox5 news morning. >> a california jury handed down a shocking not guilty verdict in the case of an illegal immigrant who had been accused of murder in the politically charged fatal shooting of a young woman named kate steinle. details ahead on this morning's trending stories. >> as we head to break a live look across the d.c. region its 5:10, 48 degrees. more news, weather, traffic's on the other side.
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>> that area remains closed in both directions this morning because of a crash that happened just after midnight. fox5 is told at least one person has been taken to the hospital. still no word on that person's condition. montgomery county police say wires are down as you can see in our live picture here. roadways in the area of route 355 could be closed until 8:00 a.m. so throughout the morning rush. >> big story this morning, tax reform. a vote on the gop's tax plan is expected sometime today. in a last minute switch senators decided not to vote on the gop tax reform plan last night. republicans are retooling the entire bill. it would be the first major rewrite of the tax code in more than 30 years. democrats say they plan to hit it hard with amendments this morning. >> and for drivers who use the beltway to rosslyn on i-66, well, you can see -- you can expect i should say to see some changes on the road come monday. new rules for tolls will go into that effect starting this monday. that means solo drivers will pay a toll
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an e-z pass. cars with two or more occupants can travel for free but your e-z pass must be on the hov setting. if you don't have an e-z pass, your license plate will be photographed and of course you'll be fined. the good news here is no tolls for outbound track on i-66 and no toll for evening inbound traffic. >> ♪ >> coming up on 5:15. just a little early. what is this a live look of the inside of the capitol dome. >> that rotunda. >> are you supposed to roll your rs when you say that. >> rotunda. >> i can't do it but i like the sound of it. >> where did you get that. >> i don't know, just kind of sounds like it would be natural. >> you going back to your spanish class señor rita, gonzalez. >> sen rita gonzalez shout out to you. i took spanish. i actually wanted to minor in spanish. >> never too late. >> it's too l
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>> i love languages. in my other world i speak italian fluently. >> you do speak french. >> i do but i want to speak italian. >> shout outto señor house. >> señor house, yeah, probably don't roll your r's on rotunda. that's probably why he told me not to do spanish anymore. 20 days until winter. no snow in the forecast. i know we got snowflakes behind me. maybe later december we'll have to watch out but just counting down the days, 20 days until winter officially starts though today is the first day of meteorological winter so from a forecasting standpoint we consider it winter as of today but winter solstice not for 20 more days. back to sunshine today. not going to feel like winter this afternoon. little chilly to start, yes, but temperatures later on today still above seasonal at about 58 degrees. satellite and radar will show you why. we have nothing going on out there. it's pretty quiet. quiet across the eastern half of the country
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looking at sunshine and again the quiet weather should last through the weekend though i will say on saturday it will feature a few more clouds. we are still losing daylight. this should say friday not thursday so excuse me for that but sunrise this morning at 7:08, sunset later tonight 4:47 p.m. so nine hours, 39 minutes of sunlight. we are starting to lose a little less of it every day because december 21st is our shortest day of the year so we're approaching that and then we start gaining it again so good news there. 49 degrees in be washington at this hour. gaithersburg is chilly at 40, frederick 36. dulles 41, manassas 43 degrees at this hour. high pressure staying in control throughout the day today. we'll have a northerly breeze that at times could be again a little breezy, gusts up and over 20 but that breeze will help keep us down in the 50's for daytime highs today. excuse me. fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, again, some clouds tomorrow, 54, sunshine is back sunday, 58. weekend looks good. next chance of rain not until next tuesday. all right, that's weather. erin is back with traffic this morning. it's already busy on the roads, hm, erin. >> yeah, it's been busy sce
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starting off with breaking news we've been tracking. this is a live look in gaithersburg. 355 closed in both directions at chestnut street. we're dealing with a crash involving a downed pole and downed wires. you can see crews out there working hard to get things cleared out of the way to get traffic moving. we're hearing from crews that this closure could be in place for cleanup through at least 8 o'clock this morning so that's really going to impact our gaithersburg commute this friday morning. you can always keep it to 270 or other secondaries. let me know if you have any questions getting around 355 at chestnut street. let's move to our maps. we have a new crash reported, this one on the beltway. outer loop before bridge road crash blocking the left lane. traffic leading up to that location very quiet in both directions. 123 looks good as well. i'll let you know if that changes. dulles toll road in the clear this morning. 270 since that's your best alternate to get through gaithersburg 270 southbound 70 to 121 still at speed, plenty of green on our map. as we move things over once again the outer loop is at speed as well. we're not seeing any problems on gw pa
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delays. a closer look at metro next. annie and maureen. >> ♪ >> time right now is 5:18 and we want to take a look at the stories you're engaging with the most this morning on social media with our realtime news tracker. >> all right, first up, to san francisco california where a verdict that in a murder case is getting a lot of buzz. an undocumented mexican immigrant is not guilty of murder. kate steinle was killed in the summer of 2015. the case touched off a national immigration debate you may remember since josé inez caesar has been deported five times and was facing a sixth deportation at the time of the shooting. >> tv legend jim nabors has passed away. he's best known for his role as
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he was 87 years old. >> to an iranian teen who has had 50 surgical procedures to look like her idol angelina jolie. she was transformed -- has transformed herself in four months and she supposedly lost 90 pounds and has had lip injections, cheek implants and a nose job but a lot of people aren't buying it and say she's facing a lot of backlash. people saying that her new look is just makeup and prosthetics. others are nicknaming her the corpse bride after tim burtons 2005 movie. >> i know you a like can we turn around. >> oh, my. >> is that makeup, no. >> no, that does -- >> and at what do you say that looks g i've got that. >> an addiction there. >> okay, let's move on. grammy award winning rapper eminem set to release his newest album revival on december 15th. the lose yourself rapper announcing on instagram he'll be releasing this first album since 2
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he relieved walk on water with featured beyoncé and he performed on "saturday night live" on november 18th with artist skyler gray. >> and finally you may already have her at home but how about having alexa's help at work. amazon is now pushing for companies to start using its echo device as a virtual assistant at the office. the online retailer says alexa could book your appointments order supplies and bring voice computing to the workplace but it's also working on new apps to make alexa even more useful in the office setting. so the question is does alexa get paid or does she replace an employee? >> coming up on fox5 news morning. >> what's keeping you up a late at night? tossing and turning, it has a lot to do with money experts say. we'll have this story and much more coming up. >> we're heading to break though so let's take a live look across the d.c. region. it's five:20, 48 degrees. this is the eminem and beyoncé song in case you haven't heard it. it takes a little getting used to but not bad. be back after this. >> ♪ >> ♪♪
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>> ♪ >> this is specialist lavonne woods from that unit 978 from baltimore maryland. want to send some love an shout-out and happy holidays to my family and friends and my alma mater north carolina at&t state university. aggie pride. aggie pride. [lance] it is absolute chaos out here! ...don't know if you can hear me, can we get a shot of this cold front, right here. [vo] progress is an unstoppable force. brace yourself for the season of audi sales event.
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high yesterday. the dow jones closed over 24,000 for the first time ever. banks and other financial companies saw some of the biggest jumps in yesterday's trading. the dow has been up for eight straight months its longest streak in 22 years. >> are you tossing and turning at night over [inaudible] debt? >> yes. >> you're not alone. according to a new harris poll more than half of americans living with debt say it has a negative impact on their lives including stress at home and work. it's also causing around one in four people to lose sleep at night. that's not a surprise. >> no, not at all. >> i feel bad. >> yeah. >> but i'm glad to know i'm not alone. >> not at all. a lot of people have the same concerns. the past quarter was pretty tough on barnes and noble and they're blaming it on harry potter. yes, sales fell about 8 percent compared to last year. barnes and noble says a lot of that decline is because last year the stage version of the cursed child came out and that play follows harry potter 19 years after the conclusion of the final book harry potter and the deathly hallows. now
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is based off of one franchise, i'm going to have to say you're in trouble. >> but mo, harry potter is an institution. >> it is. but if you're counting on j.k. rowling to come out with something and this is the only way your business can thrive you might want to diversify. >> may be. you're right. i'm with you. and it looks like junior is putting a lot of money under the mattress. the popular allowance app rooster money says the average kid will get around $60 in cash gifts this year mostly from relatives and the kids are expected to save more than 40 percent of the money. $60 per child. i don't know -- in my family, cash is cold. what do you want for christmas. >> money. >> money. >> what do you want for your birthday. >> money. >> i'm training my daughter like forget the toy. money. >> see, my parents are like -- it's trickled down to me. i want money so i can go buy my own stuff. >> i'm with you. >> i visited some family for this past weekend and the little three-year-old was running around with like a shopping cart taking orders.
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>> yeah. >> but she would bring us fake food but she would want real money. >> starting them early. >> don't think i didn't dip into my daughter's little box for money. >> raise them start. >> tell them to start saving for retirement. >> of course. >> let's get to the weather forecast its a good one today. it's calm its quiet. should have lots of sunshine. it's clear out there right now. once the sun gets in the sky in a couple hours it will be bright and beautiful all day. 49 outside reagan national, dulles 41, bwi 45. not cold as earlier this week but still chilly enough for jacket weather. 35 to 47 around the region and then after school 50 to 58 degrees. quick look at the planner. features sun and more sun. temperatures steadily rising through the 50 this afternoon, 58 for a daytime high. >> all righty. thanks for that. erin let's see what's happening on the roads with 355 and all that other stuff. >> we'll get to 355 in a second maureen but we have a new crash impacting our beltway commuters. outer loop before chain bridge road crash is b
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you can see some flashing lights in the distance and that crowding of the brake lights there so please use caution. aside from that one as we forward things along not the only problem. a new crash as well. this is westbound 50 out in maryland before the beltway. crash blocking, it's moved over to the left shoulder. you can see light volume but this could cause some additional delays as more people hit the road waking up in bowie trying to get to the beltway this morning so two new crash alerts for you. that is in addition to the 355 road closure up in gaithersburg by chestnut street. we'll take a live look out there and help you work around actually right now you can see they're working on getting a downed pole and the downed wires cleared out of the way. avoid 355 in both directions this morning in gaithersburg. 270 your best bet to get around that one. back to you. >> erin thank you. coming up on fox5 news morning. >> a call for one politician to quit and a probe into the sexual assault allegations of one senator begins. details ahead on the latest harassment on the hill. >> and as we head to break, here is a live look outside across the d.c. region. traffic there flowing very nicely at this hour. time now is 5:27
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i'd say mild 48 48 degrees outside. we'll be right back after this. >> ♪
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(bell rings) - so, what are you in for? - well, according to this discipline slip, i was allegedly talking during quiet time again. but, there were no witnesses except the teacher's pet. - oh, really? - her testimony shouldn't be admissible. so, i'm here to appeal the decision. (door opens) - [tuition monster] oh. (whistling) - [narrator] tame the tuition monster. - well, i'll see you in law school, kid. (laughs) - [narrator] contribute by december 31st and receive a virginia state tax deduction.
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>> ♪ >> today on fox5 news morning, first up, the gop tax bill is in a state of flux this morning. lawmakers are still holding out hope that it will pass today. we're live with the latest. harassment on the hill. two powerful lawmakers facing allegations of sexual misconduct. there are calls for one of them to quit while an ethics panel is investigating the
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details on that. plus, new rules for tolls that go into that effect starting monday. we've got you covered with what you need to know. fox5 news morning starts right now. >> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> hey everybody, good morning. thank you for joining us. >> that's right. it is friday, december 1st and we're excited to get the day started with you. thanks so much for joining us. time now is 5:31. we've got mike thomas standing by, erin as well with a look of the roads but mike, we'll start with you. how is the weather outside. >> gorgeous. in a word, it's going to be beautiful this afternoon. won't be as warm as, say, the 70 we had on thursday but hard to complain. 58 degrees on this first day of december with lots of sunshine. hey, erin. >> 5:31. you can see the mess behind me. 355 shut down in both directions at chestnut street in gaithersburg. we have a crash involving an overturned vehicle on its side downed pole and downed wires. we'll get you around that one. >> we have more on that breaking news erin out of montgomery county. you
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you're traveling along route 355 in gaithersburg. that's because parts of the road remain closed this morning in both directions. it's all because of that crash. that crash happened just after midnight this morning. we're told that at least one person has been taken to the hospital. still no word on their condition. you can see the live pictures there on your screen on the left side and of course the map of where it's happening there on the right side. road closures again in effect on route 355 north. montgomery county police say wires are down. the roads in the area of route 55 could be closed. we're hearing until at least 8 o'clock this morning so please be cautious as you're heading out that way. our other big news this morning a big gay for the gop on capitol hill a vote on the tax reform plan is expected sometime today. >> that's because the senate decided not to vote on it last night. republicans are retooling the entire bill but democrats say the plan still stinks. fox5's melanie alnwick live on capitol hill this morning with the very latest. good morning, mel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, and we should look toward around 11 o'clock this morning to see whether senate republicans are going
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actually start some of those procedural votes on this bill but they had to make a lot of changes last night in order to win over enough votes. now, the fight on the senate floor certainly revved up thursday night as they had to do a lot of retooling as you said. president trump wants to see the tax reform plan on his desk in a matter of weeks. now, this would be the first major rewrite of the tax code in 30 years. republicans are touting corporate and individual tax cuts but the plan is estimated to add $1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years. so, some of those tax cuts for individuals will expire now in six years. corporate tax cuts, though, those will be permanent. democrats say this falls too hard on the middle class. republicans believe they can still get the bill to pass. >> we really believe that before christmas comes we're going to deliver to the american people the largest tax cut in american history and as the president has said, it's going to be a middle class miracle
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there would be the deciding vote as the vice president. the senate plan also eliminates the state and local tax deduction and the mandate for people who buy health insurance but this is just one hurdle if indeed this plan does pass the senate they still have to reconcile it with the version that passed the house and at this point those two bills are still very far apart. live on capitol hill, i'm melanie alnwick, fox5 local news. news. news. >> thank you mel. a follow-up on the today show host matt lauer he's apologizing for his inappropriate behavior, sexual behavior at work. he did that yesterday. lauer issued a statement that read "there are no towards express my sorrow and regret for the pain i've caused others by words and actions. to the people i have hurt i am truly sorry ." lauer denied some of the allegations against him and said others were mischaracterized but he did admit there is enough truth in the stories to make him feel embarrassed and ashamed. meanwhile music mogul russell simmons stepping down from
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accusations of harassment and sexual assault. the def jam recording founder is accused of forcing screen writer jenny lumet to have sex with him in 1991. she shared her story were the hollywood reporter. simmons says he doesn't want to be a distraction is that removing himself from his businesses. >> ♪ >> and from hollywood to capitol hill, the senate ethics committee has opened an inquiry into groping allegations against senator al franken. six women have come forward accusing him of inappropriately touching them during campaign events from 2003 to 2010. senator franken's officers offis he's committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation. house minority leader nancy pelosi is calling on john conyers to resign. the move was a major change in her position from just days ago and although conyers is facing several allegations of sexual misconduct, his attorney says he has no plans to step down and instead plans to fight the accusations. the 88-year-old is resting at a detroit hospital
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stress. >> it is officially the holiday season in the district. president trump and the first lady continued the tradition of the lighting of the national christmas tree on thursday. this year was the 95th edition of the annual event which was held at the president's park just outside of the white house. this year's ceremony was hosted by kathy lee gifford and dean kane and included musical performances from the beach boys wenonah and the u.s. navy band. >> ♪ >> how was it out there. >> it's gorgeous. and if you weren't lucky enough to get the 20 -- one of the 20,000 tickets out at a lottery earlier this year the good news is you can go there each day. they have it lit from 4:30 to midnight. >> oh, okay. >> used to be 10:30 but now it's midnight. you can go and take selfies. it's massive. it's gorgeous. >> there's nothing better than walking around d.c. at night, you know, with the monuments and just there -- >> oh, yeah. >> it's gorgeous. if you've never done it do yourself a favor. >> it's not just the one bigotry, there's. >> 56 other smaller trees. >> 56. >> yeah, there's 56 representing each state
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it's like they all have like the little one of a kind ornaments. >> i love that. >> i was going to say district of columbia. i was going to say territories and district of columbia. 56, yeah. >> stroll around. >> little white house christmas tree ornaments. >> boy scouts always get me for that. >> today is a good day to get down and see it. it's going to be nice over the weekend here. we'll do a quick weather forecast here. 58 degrees today. tonight if you do want to head down and get a night out on the town definitely jacket weather for sure. temperatures falling back into the 30's later on this evening. 54 for your saturday daytime high with a few clouds around, more sunshine sunday, 58 degrees. good news is the whole weekend is dry. >> the whole weekend. >> the whole weekend. >> all right. >> i like that. >> i promise. >> we like that but we don't like what track is doing, my goodness what a mess out there in gaithersburg. >> right maureen. it's been busy all morning. taking a live look we have a car that was overturned on its side, downed pole downed wires closing 355 in both directions at chestnut street. avoid 355 in gaithersburg this morning. you can always
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around that. taking a look right now the camera beneath that is 66 out by sudley road. volume increasing on the eastbound side gainsville to centreville. not enough to cause any major slowdowns yet. all metro rail lines are on time except the red line. no track service no train service between silver spring and fort totten. takoma station closed. limited shuttle service available. keep you updated on that and your commute in maryland and the district. back to you. >> coming up on fox5 news morning. >> in this morning's top health stories researchers are testing medicine that could be used to treat hiv and it's giving people hope in the fight against aids. details ahead. $1.99 hot chocolate at dunkin'? that's like a big yummy hug. so hug it up! hug more. hug large. hug medium? hug that. live it a hug life with $1.99 medium or larger hot chocolate. america runs on dunkin'.
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lope to the future of protecting against the cause of the aids virus. researchers are set to begin a three year trial involving 2600 women testing a new hiv vaccine in south africa. the study is testing a new vaccine vaccination developed by johnson and johnson along with the u.s. national institute of health along with the bill and melinda gates organization. >> and medical experts are saying this flu season could actually be a rough one. that's because of how australia handled the flu there. apparently we have the same vaccine as them and they did not get through the season very well. experts say even a vaccine with limited effectiveness will protect at least some people from getting the flu. >> coming up on fox5 news morning. >> oh, dear, talk about a wild encounter. this video going viral of a deer, oh, in a mississippi middle school. oh. >> poor deer. >> so what happened after this scene here, we'll tell you about it after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪♪ >> a
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poor baby. he must have been so scared. >> hope he's okay. >> my goodness. >> that's happened in other schools around here as well. >> they did a great job waxing those floors. >> right. >> oh, man, look at that. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas at the white house. the lights just coming unmany coming can see the red gw there. >> may be a reflection of some trees. >> it looks festive. lights from cars and the traffic in the background, et cetera, but it gives me a christmas tree feel. >> we're getting there, we're getting christmassy in d.c. we lit the tree yesterday we've got the tree in the loft. we've got on the things. >> we just now need the snow and colder temperatures. >> we certainly have the colder coming. give it another week. by this time next week you guys are going to be complaining to me but no snow currently in the forecast but things getting a little more interesting in the extended range. we'll watch it. again nothing major. don't take those words to mean anything other than no snow in the forecast
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all right, 2017 hurricane season today is a great day because we are wrapping it up. it ends officially in fact it ended last night. so, for your 2017 hurricane season, we had a total of 17 storms. that's the most we've had since 2005 and tied for fifth most all time. 10 total hurricanes, six major hurricanes and two category fives most since 2007 there. it was the costliest hurricane season on record and it contained the costliest form on record that was hurricane harvey. good riddance, that hurricane season is over and done. we can at latif rest easy here as we have nothing in the tropics. dulles 57, bwi 56 degrees. average highs lower 50 and they'll continue to drop as we continue to roll into december. eventually i believe by the middle of next week i think they're heading into the 40's. breezy, little cooler today compared to yesterday but only by a few degrees. lots of sunshine is going to help it at least feel
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better when the breeze isn't blowing and it won't be windy all day. cool with some cloud cover moving in on saturday, just about 4 degrees cooler than today but we go right back up on sunday with a few spots approaching 60 degrees with sunshine back all day on sunday afternoon. satellite and radar showing you why we'll have sun today. cold front moved through last night brought a few showers. clouds have cleared the region we're quiet and cool in some spots. we're 49 here in the district, 43 for manassas gaithersburg 40, frederick at 39, 47 it looked like fredericksburg this hour. there's a little bit of a wind chill out there. feels like 43 in d.c. feels like the 30's north and west of town. you were forecast for the day today, 58 degrees again plenty of sunshine. quick look at the fox5 accuweather 7-day forecast, weekend's good. 54 for your saturday. 58 on sunday. next chance of rain not until tuesday. all right, that's weather. erin is back with traffic. >> that's right, 5:48 right now. a mess in gaithersburg we've been tracking all morning. could be slowing you down through at least 8 o'clock this morning. dealing with a car that flipped over on its side. we also have a downed pole and downed wires. crews working hard out
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it's shut down in both directions out at chestnut street. detour around that. 270 southbound because a lot of people do bail out to take 355 as an alternate. not such a great idea through gaithersburg this morning. as we move it over let's show you what else you're up against this morning. already seeing those 270 southbound delays picking up. 35 minutes to get from 70 to 121 as you make your way out of frederick. please allow for extra time into montgomery county toward the beltway this morning. outer loop before chain bridge road we have a crash blocking the left lane. you can see all of those brake lights picking up. that's causing a bit of a slowdown on the outer loop side of things as you pass through that area. also you can see the inner loop looks good however across the legion bridge. 66 to the legion bridge at speed but we have that outer loop volume picking up a bit. moving things over to a look at our maps, 66 you can see things are getting a little heavier out there. still just a six minute trip from 29 in gainesville to 234 prince william parkway. if you have an early morning flight to catch traffic on the way to
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at speed. metro is on time except those red line delays. ongoing track work closing down a portion of the red line between silver spring and fort totten. attakoma station closed. i have your alternates for that as we continue. >> check out this brand new video this morning. we haven't had any snow in the dmv but that's not the case in hawaii. the mountain tops of hawaii's biggest island facing a winter storm through next week. this is a time lapse from a web cam at an observatory there where they got a light blanket of snowfall. the tops of some volcanoes could get up to 8-inches of snow in the next few days. this is hawaii. >> i bet they enjoyed it. >> probably yeah change of pace. >> although airports have reopened in bali the threat of a dangerous eruption still looming. officials say the mount agung volcano still spewing ash about 6,000 feet into the air. heavy rains have caused volcanic material to slide down its slopes towards
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villages below. >> cannot catch a break there. my goodness. okay, you might want to call this guy the monkey whisperer. a toddler in indian is the talk of the town after making friends with a group of monkeys. the one and a half-year-old apparently gained their friendship after sharing some bread with the monkeys. but since then they've been coming to the toddler's house asking for more food. >> my gosh. >> you're not supposed to feed them. it is cute but those guys could get mean. >> and the friendship -- >> when that bread runs out whoa. >> like abu in aladdin. their relationship grew after the break of the bread. >> when i was in thailand and i got to feed monkeys like that, those things when you run out of bread. >> they're vicious, too. >> you got to run. >> the thing about the street animals is they don't cut you any slack. no food. >> that's right. let's talk about what's trending this morning. this is what's
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the stories you're engaging with on social media. >> nearly two months after the las vegas shooting massacre, there's good news for tina frost the maryland native who was shot in the head and she's now in rehab we're told. family and friends have created a go fund me page to raise money for her medical expenses. frost turns 28 years old on saturday. >> pilots are coming to the rescue of the world's largest airline. american airlines now says only a few hundred of its late december flights will not have pilots scheduled to fly them. that's because a lot of pilots are picking up extra flights. the pilots' union had said more than 15,000 flights lacked a captain co-pilot or even both. it was all because of a glitch in the company's scheduling system. it let pilots take days off in the last two weeks of december even if there wasn't another pilot available to operate the flight. >> still they haven't made any cancellations so cross your fingers. all right, wal-mart has removed a controversial t-shirt from its web site. the shirt says rope, tree, journalist, some assembly required. the back of the shirt featured a reference to
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journalists and the item was finally removed from wal-mart's web site yesterday after the radio tv digital news association sent a letter to the company. wal-mart explained in the shirt was being sold by a third party vendor and it clearly violated their company policy. >> colin kaepernick's protests during the fashion an have that earned him the muhammad ali legacy award from sports illustrated. it honors people who use sports as a platform to change the world and kaepernick started taking a knee during the fashion an in 2016. it was to draw attention to police brutality and social injustice. other players have since joined the protest. kaepernick has been out of the nfl since march last month he filed a grievance against the league for collusion. >> and finally super mario is headed to your supermarket. kellogs and nintendo teaming up for a super mario cereal. breakfast lovers can level up with star shaped oats and power up marshmallows. the box that it comes in can be used to unlock
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content in nintendo's new game super mario odyssey. super mario cereal is reportedly already showing up on store shelves in the u.s. >> all right. another craze to behold. >> classic. >> yes. >> do you consider yourself a foodie? if you do get your appetites ready for shop sip and sample. this event you can enter for a chance to win a two day mouth watering taste testing extravaganza. we're selecting one lucky person to win a metro cooking d.c. barbecue and brew package including four tickets to the metro cooking d.c. show on december 9th and 4 more on december 10th at the washington convention center. >> the prize has an approximate retail value of $640 provided by metro cooking d.c. go to our fox5 d.c.'s facebook page at d.c. or our web site page. got to go there starting now through 11:59 p.m. and enter for a chance to win. all entrants must be 21 years or old. prize provided by metro
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cooking. complete rules available at our web site again that's again just click on the contest tab. >> another one of those days where i wish i could win. >> right. >> that sounds good. >> it does, little barbecue and brew, uh-huh. >> all right, ladies, not winter just yet. but today is the unofficial start of winter in the weather world. we consider december 1st the start of meteorological winter. winter solstice itself not until later on this month. 20 days until the official start of winter december 21st, 11:29 a.m. we'll go into winter. shortest day of the year sunlight rise. back to sunshine later today. not going to feel like december yet but it will next week i promise you that. 35 to 47 as the kids get off to school this morning. after school 50 to 58 degrees a little above normal for this time of year but feeling a little bit more seasonal as well with a little bit avenue breeze. weekend headquarters good. high pressure off the northeast coast as we head into saturday. will bring a few more clouds but we'll be dry. 40's and 50's for daytime highs on saturday. we get into sunday high pressure slips sth
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50 to near 60 degrees on sunday afternoon. there it is, for accuweather 7-day forecast, look at the change next week. showers tuesday, wednesday and look at next thursday, sunny with a high of only 44 degrees. that's a check of your weather erin como with a check of those busy roads already. >> yeah, starting off with this live look right now, the breaking news we've been tracking all morning. gaithersburg 355 shut down at chestnut street. crash involving car that flipped on its side. we have a downed pole and downed wires. crews working hard to get that cleared out of the way. you can see them up in that equipment right there so please use caution and avoid that portion of 355 this morning. want to switch it over because unfortunately 270 also dealing with a big problem this morning. we have a crash on the southbound side of 80. left lane is blocked. because of there from 70 down to 80 average speeds under 10 miles per hour so we're seeing some really big delays there. 43 minute ride already from 70 to 121. you can see once you get to father hurley things open up. leave the house about 45 minutes early. you can always bail out take
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to 270 southbound. red line delays keep it to fox5 news morning. we'll be right back this friday december 1st. >> ♪ mary had a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow. but after an electrical fire from faulty wiring,
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>> ♪ >> this is fox5 news morning. >> breaking right now just before 6:00 a big mess in gaithersburg. parts of route 355 blocked after an overnight car crash took out this utility pole. crews still on the scene working to make repai.
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>> also high steak negotiations overnight the senate tax bill hanging in the balance after it hit another snag this time over one key proposal. right now republicans are scrambling to secure the holdouts. >> live look outside on this friday morning, the first day of december. yup, december 1st. weather and traffic coming up on the 5s at 6:05. >> welcome to december, welcome to fox5 news morning. we'll start this friday with breaking news coming out of montgomery county and there you can see all the activity on route 355 in gaithersburg. it is closed in both directions near chestnut street because of a crash that happened just about midnight. one person taken to the hospital. still no word on their condition but the big problem is the utility pole was hit the wires are down and the roadways in the area of 355 could be closed until 8 o'clock this morning. and a lot of folks driving down from gaithersburg use that route. >> absolutely. >> so heads up there. we'll get more details coming up from erin in a minute. let's switch gears to politics. the big tax reform package on capitol hill. senate republicans scrambled overnight


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