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Mar 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
over the trayvon martin case. also tonight, one of george zimmerman's friends says you don't know the whole story. it is a fox 5 exclusive. >>> passengers on board this jet blue flight forced to take down the plane's pilot. you have to hear what he was telling them that forced an emergency landing. >> and his injuries so horrible, he is barely left the house in 15 years. tonight, a face transplant like the world has never seen before is giving a local man his life back. >> but we begin tonight with new developments in the trayvon martin case. thanks for joining us, i'm laura evans. >> and i'm brian bolter. members of congress are rallying around them. wisdom martin was there. wisdom. >> reporter: trayvon martin's parents have been getting support from rallies all over the nation, now they are getting support from members of congress. they were in washington, d.c. this afternoon meeting with congressional leaders to discuss several things that went wrong in this shooting. the parents of florida teen, trayvon martin in washington, d.c., flanked by members of congress. it was a show
FOX
Nov 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
. it's been like this all night. 73% of the presents reporting george allen slightly in the lead over tim kaine. we're watching those northern virginia counties being countedment we know a lot of those will probably end up in tim kaine's column. >> let's move over to maryland now, where ben cardin is easily winning reelection tonight. also tonight, you can see he won handily there, 58% of the vote to 25% of the vote. >> in the house house district 6 race, roscoe barlet fighting for his seat. after it was redrawn, the check there to john delaney, the democrat now. it looks like the redrawing worked in the democrat's favor, as was planned. >> marylanders also voting on several ballot measures, including the gaming expansion. 52% in favor, 48% against. just a short time ago, we saw this reversed. clearly, this is still a close one. >> the other controversial issue on the ballot, same-sex marriage. we have 24% of the precincts reporting. both of these taking a good amount of time for us to get results in. >> and another hot issue in maryland, of course, maryland's version of the dream act
FOX
Nov 15, 2010 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> the scandal locking prince george's county expands tonight. first county executive jack johnson and his wife, now police officers and big time business owners all under arrest and facing corruption charges and the feds say this isn't over yet. good evening, everyone. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. one massive corruption session of four years in the making. >> here's what we know right now. nine people arrested today including three police officers and a well known business owner. the charges involve smuggling across state lines and protection for drug dealers. >> and the fbi confirms those arrests are connected to a sting that took down county executive jack johnson and his wife friday. they're facing corruption charges. >> tonight county leadership is reeling and the feds say more arrests are coming. we have a network of reporters on this story. fox 5's wisdom martin starts us off in the newsroom. >> according to the u.s. attorney, today's arrest is connected to a series of investigations stemming from the jack johnson case. the polic
FOX
Aug 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> we're working several big stories tonight, a prince george's county police officer killed in a crash, another injured, what caused the accident and who police are now looking for. >> plus a close call for a local couple. we'll hear from the homeowners who were inside when a bus smashed into their home. >> way, for parents in fairfax county after a 5-year-old girl was taken from a playground and sexually assaulted. >>> but we begin tonight with breaking news in prince george's county. police have identified the officer who was killed in a deadly crash on interstate 95 today. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >> i'm brian bolter. police say two officers were following a suspicious car when their cruiser ran off the highway into day. one was killed, the other hospitalized. -- into a ditch. one was killed, the other hospitalized. fox 5's bob barnard has the latest tonight. >> reporter: we learned the officer riding in the passenger seat has been treated and released from prince george's hospital tonight. that is the good news. the sad
FOX
Mar 16, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> right now at 10:00 actor george clooney arrested in d.c. today, what landed the leading man in cuffs. >> a series of crimes starting a northern virginia community, what thieves are taking and how the people who live there are making it easy for them. >> and the mother of a woman who was shot, killed and dumped in the middle of connecticut avenue this week speaks out about her tragic loss. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >> i'm wisdom martin. >>> we start with the arrest of actor george clooney. it happened during a protest outside the sundanese embassy in d.c. the demonstration comes two days after clooney testified on the hill about mounting violence in the sudan and just one day after meeting with president obama about the same thing. protestors gathered at the embassy of sudan in wash to complain that the president of that nation is block -- washington to complain that the president of that nation is blocking food aid to starving people. george clooney put his star power behind the demonstration. clooney
FOX
Feb 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
uva murder trial deciding the fate of convicted killer, george huguely, at this moment. >> we can tell you they found him guilty of second-degree murder three hours ago. huguely was found guilty of grand larceny. he faces up to 60 years in prison. >> right now, the jury has just returned to the courtroom and our fox 5's paul wagner who is ready to go live with the very latest this evening has put down his microphone, headed back inside. the jury now giving its recommendation to the judge on the sentence for george huguely. he faces from 5 to 40 years for second-degree murder. he has a grand larceny conviction as well, which has to be factored into the equation. the judge in this case can in fact lower the sentence, but cannot raise it. this is simply a recommendation to the judge. doesn't mean it necessarily sticks. >> and as soon as paul gets that information and passes it back on to us, we will give you an update and let you know. here's a live picture outside of the courthouse in charlottesville, virginia. as you can see, there are a number of media personnel standing around ou
FOX
Nov 8, 2010 10:00pm EST
stories, securing the monument. tonight we have your first look at the new plan. >>> plus george w. bush opens up about his eight years as president, secrets and stories you haven't heard before. >>> and kids out of control behaving badly, could be it linked to a popular prescription? fox 5 investigates. >>> but we begin tonight with the brand-new plans to keep you safe at the washington monument. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. millions of dollars are at stake here and tonight the park service laid out plans to get rid of the temporary guard shack and create something much more secure. fox 5's will thomas has your first look. >> reporter: well, the national park service has a real challenge here, boost security here at the washington monument and protect the historic views. now post 9/11 they built this temporary visitor screening center, but it was only meant to be temporary. here at the national park service headquarters we're getting our first look at the five options what this permanent screening facility may look like at the monument. heny hasan is the
FOX
Jul 14, 2013 10:00pm EDT
joining us today. >> first on fox tonight one day after the george zimmerman verdict people across the country still processing not guilty verdict: today we saw all sides of how people people feel. we begin tonight sanford florida. >> jury six women spoke in now reaction are split over whether justice was served when george zimmerman was found not guilty. this trial gripped the nation and now emotions are running over. >> he spent last year and half accused mush dering trayvon martin. now george zimmerman declared innocent and free. he says his brother beginning long process of reentering so sigh too. resting. today first day of george's new found freedom. and there lot of decompression that george has to do. while close friend at the time us considering law school trayvon martin family trying to come to terms with the verdict. >> is it there no reason for this happen to any other families no one should have to you go there this. >> greenville south carolina --. >> new york city, miami, and in chicago. protesters taking to the streets. some trying to make sense of the verdict. i ju
FOX
Jul 19, 2012 10:00pm EDT
he shot and killed trayvon martin george zimmerman is speaking out. in an exclusive interview with fox news zimmerman detailed what he claims happened that night. today trayvon martin's parents reacted. here's the report. >> reporter: the parents of trayvon martin speak out after george zimmerman gives his first tv interview on fox news. zimmerman who was charged in the shooting death of the teen apologized to his parents. the parents don't believe the a poll was sincere. >> i just -- the apology was sincere. >> i just feel like he's saying anything he wants to and it's not sincere. it's not coming to his heart. >> george zimmerman has had ample time to apologize to us for taking the life of our son before the first arrest and to come and try to publicly apologize now, he's just trying to save face. >> reporter: martin and fulton were also bothered when zimmerman said he had no regrets about the night of the shooting and claimed it was all part of god's plan. >> i don't understand what he was thinking by saying that it was god's plan that he murdered our child. i really don't under
FOX
Oct 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
can't tell exactly when it happened. >>> there is a changing of the guard taking place in prince georges county. rasherd baker is expected to succeed jack johnson. at the top of the team is a familiar name. the chairman is former prince georges county executive wayne curry. also on the team, kenneth johnson, a harvard and berkley educated lawyer, currently food service and facilities management executive. new tonight, fox 5's wisdom martin live in the studio. take it away. >> reporter: he's the man that will lead prince georges county the next four years, ra rashern bake err. we spent some time talking to some of the residents about what their issues are. here's our first question from mac kenzie graham. she wants to know about the state of the county schools. take a look. >> what are you going to do to improve the schools in prince georges county? we're one of the wealthiest black middle class counties in the nation and our schools are really really bad, so what can you do? >> education is always on the top of people's minds. >> you know, as a parent of a child that's still in prince ge
FOX
Sep 7, 2011 10:00pm EDT
warning and it includes a sliver of prince georges county, northeastern charles and northwestern st. mary's county. within the last short while, and i'm talking the last five or six minutes, we lost that signature that we got on radar, that red ring that indicates the rotation in the center of the storm. there is a lot of lightning in this region moving to the northeast at 30. i'll take you to the sentinel radar because we can spot light the areas within that region that need to be watched. hughsville, you are close to the center of that circulation. if you live anywhere within that polygon, i would be watching this. it is likely producing hail. around 10:12, we think it will be near the community of malcolm, 10:18 near army, 10:18 near horse head and bald eagle 11:26. so we'll continue to watch that . maybe we can see some of the streets showing up not too far from here, including woodville road. i also wanted to mention in addition to our tornado warning, again, which goes for another 10 minutes or so, we're going to watch that, we have a number of flash-flood warnings and these a
FOX
Dec 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
legendary d.c. sports broadcaster. george michael died today but his legacy and what he contributed to this area lives on. we're paying tribute next. >>> plus, the reunion years in the making. a father brings his son back from brazil after a five-year custody battle and we have the video. >>> as we head to break, we're tracking santa on norad. he's getting close. soon hll be making his way down south. you can track his path any time on myfoxdc.com. we're back on this christmas eve in just three minutes. stay with us.  it's so hard to choose one. you know, during the sign then drive event, you can get a cc, tiguan or fuel efficient jetta for practically just your signature. you can get scheduled maintenance at no cost. there's got to be more to it than that... i'll never doubt you again. >>> remembering a sportscasting legend. george michael of nbc 4 and the long running george michael sports machine has died. >> he changed the way we watch sports here in the d.c. area and all around the country. sports director dave feldman is here with more. dave? >> he was a pion
FOX
Jan 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
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FOX
Sep 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
we'll pass them to you. >> let's get to maryland to the prince georges race. jackson versus baker, you can see baker has 46% of the votes to michael jackson's 37%, dean coming in at 13%. only 24% of the precincts reporting there. >>> to the race for governor in the state of maryland, we are talking about the democratic primary, o'maly won the nomination with 89% of the votes. >> no surprise there with o'maley bringing in the democratic ticket. it is a rematch from four years ago, urich has won the nomination for governor of maryland with 78% of the vote. >>> we're following the race for us senate in maryland. barbara mccolski incumbant handily winning that one with 84% of the votes. >>> the fox5 news team covering every angle of this primary tonight. we're going to start with wisdom martin, live at vincent gray's headquarters tonight. wisdom, i know we have no numbers, but how's it going. >> reporter: vincent gray has been doing campaigning. he's been out campaigning all day long, continuing to get his message out there, that he's the man this city has to change, he's the man bringing
FOX
Aug 9, 2009 10:00pm EDT
 . >>> how is this for an incentive to buy a new home? prince george's county offering big money to first time home buyers. we're talking 10s of thousands of dollars. so why all the generous moments? well, when it comes to counties, few were hit harder than prince george's county. >> yeah and when it comes to getting those homes, they're offering incentives for those ready to buy. mcintosh the buy. tisha thompson has more. >> reporter: she is looking forward to this house. thompson wants to spend about 280,000. if she buys a foreclosed house here in upper marlboro, the prince george's county government will give her roughly 19,000. >> i don't know how it gets any better than that. >> reporter: the realtor says it is called the down payment on your dream program. qualified buyers must buy a foreclosed house and use one to 2000 of their own money. in return, they get up to $20,000. they never have to pay back if they live in the house for 10 years. frederick says it is essentially a down payment. and when coupled with the $8000 tax credit and structured loans just for people
FOX
Feb 19, 2011 10:00pm EST
southern prince george's county now where firefighters have been on the run all day long. right now, the fear of a hot spot that could reignite is a big concern. in fact, out-of-state firefighters are on hand helping, too. matt akland has more from outside of clinton, maryland. >> reporter: firefighters on this part of the county, the southern part of prince george's county closed through the clip ton area have been very busy throughout the day. about 20 structures have caught on fire. this wind is really causing a huge problem. to give you an example, it's hard to see behind me but it was burning earlier today and sparks from that fire actually blew across this major road over to that house and caught the rear of that home on fire. it's been impossible to control. the wind has been the fire's best friend today and the worst enemy for the residents who live in this community. many of them evacuated. >> it is very scary. >> reporter: gina ball watches the flames and smoke get just too close to her home. across the field, firefighters use a bull doze en to build a -- a bulldozer to bu
FOX
Jul 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >>> but we begin with a developing story in prince george's county, an underground metro train derailment that happened just as the evening rush got underway causing commuter chaos. the effects of the accident will be felt all weekend long. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm laura evans. metro says three train cars jumped the tracks near the west hyattsville station on the green line. question now, did the extreme heat play a role? fox 5's audrey barnes is monitoring metro live in hyattsville with more. >> reporter: green line service between hyattsville and -- between ft. totten and the prince gorge's plaza has been suspended while the accident is investigated. they'll run buss to take people where they need to go -- buses to take people where they need to go. this fan shaft was essentially an escape hatch for the 55 passengers on the cars that derailed. it was the only way to get them out. firefighters in full turnout gear had too go in after them. >> metro held -- to go in after them. >> metro held the people on the train. metro shut off the electricity on the rail and o
FOX
May 17, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. medical documents, crime scene photos and pictures of a bloody george zimmerman that fateful february night released hours ago. fox 5's laura evans working this one now. >> after months of debating what really happened this very detailed, very thick report made public today is giving us a clear picture of the moments surrounding the shooting. also tonight we are seeing for the very first time trayvon martin's final moments. take a look. these are surveillance pictures here from a convenience store. police say that right there is 17-year-old martin buying an iced tea and skittles just minutes before the confrontation that ultimately led to his death. new pictures released by sanford police show for the first time george zimmerman's injuries the night he says he shot trayvon martin in self- defense. a bloody back of the head, injuries to the front of zimmerman's face, a swollen nose that police said appeared to be broken. crime scene photos taken following the february 26th shooting outside the sanford, florida gated community shows shell casings, a cell phone and flashlight on
FOX
May 23, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county police come up with a new way to deal with crime. there have been 46 homicides in the county this year which includes 12 murders in 12 days compared to 34 homicides by this time last year. to slow the trend more officers will be stationed in certain troubled areas around the country. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us now to explain the plan. >> i spoke with the chief of the prince george's county police department and he said they had to focus their attention in certain areas where there's a lot of crime. they also identified some of the violent offenders living in those areas in hopes of keeping them from committing more crimes. >> reporter: prince george's county police are planning for usually the busiest time of the year, the summer. colonel kevin davis of the prince george's county police department. >> the county attorney's office has agreed to provide enhanced attention to anybody we arrest inside these focused areas. so we're serious about this. >> reporter: the police summer initiative focuses on langley park, suitman's hillcrest heights, grass manor and rive
FOX
Nov 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
attorney. he told us sometime this afternoon calls into prince george's county were urging voters to not going to the polls because it was no longer necessary. because according to these polls martin had won. there was no reason for to you go vote. well, he tells us this is a clear violation of civil rights law. in fact, that is voter intimidation in his words. these calls appear to be targeted not in prince george's county but in the city of baltimore. just two weeks ago here in baltimore that u.s. senator ben carter and cumming held a news conference to say that they were going to be on the lookout for any kind of voter dirty tricks in their words on election day. cummings had produced pamphlets from 2002 showing robert and him in a pamphlet issued back in 2002 in cummings' words used to confuse democratic voters once they went to the polls. similarly, four years ago, another pies of legislation called democrats for erlich show pictures of him along with the prince george's democrat jack johnson. johnson of course did not endorse him. it looked like he had been backing martin at that p
FOX
Mar 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
shooter george zimmerman, the neighborhood crime watch captain who admits to shooting trayvon martin but says he fired in self-defense. because florida has a stand your ground law killing in self- defense can be legal. earlier the city's police chief announced he's temporarily stepping down because he says he has become a distraction. >> i do this in the hopes of restoring some semblance of calm to the city which has been in turmoil for several weeks. i've made sure that the facts of this case have been presented to the office of the state attorney. >> what the city wants more to happen than anything else for the trayvon martin family is justice. >> but al sharpton and martin's family have reservations. >> trayvon martin represents the vol early in the of all of us that have to live being suspects rather than citizens. >> they held up packages of skillings. it was skittles and arizona iced tea police found on martin after he was killed and not a weapon. >> we're here today to express our concern with the justice system, the law specifically in florida and how it accommodates t
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people who might have been in that apartment. they told me certainly charges will be filed in this case. >> matt ackland, very troubling situation out there, thank you very much. >>> we are following breaking news out of hyattsville maryland tonight. one person is dead, at least two others hurt after a stabbing at university town center. fox 5's wisdom martin is live on the scene with the latest information. what do you know? ll, police ar still on the scene gathering information in this investigation. what we know is that three people have been stabbed. we're told one person has died from stab wounds. where we're located is the university town center near the mall of prince gorge's, right behind that area. according to several witnesses, there were several groups of kids in the area or young people. they hang out here. it's a common hangout and we're also told a
FOX
Jun 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
would be led by john van taft, law professor at george washington university. in a moment he'll tell us why he's willing to take this one on, but let me first set the staining for the conversation tonight. turns out about -- stage for the conversation tonight. turns out about 90% of all students across the country who live in campus housing live in co-ed dorms. so catholic's change of heart here really bucks the trend. >> reporter: juan is a catholic university grad -- one is a catholic university graduate student. the other just dropped out. they're connected not just to students, but as roommates. >> it was a guy lash girl thing. it didn't go -- a guy/girl thing. i didn't go up to the girls floor as much. >> reporter: if we were just starting a catholic university, part of the class of 2015, they'd be the first in two decades to only live in same sex dorms, a move they believe is long. >> to live in a community you have to learn to live with different types of people and boys and girls and getting along with different sexes is part of socialization. >> there's a good amount of free
FOX
Apr 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >> let's go out to the county borders, prince george's and the district and howard and frederick and let's put up a little addition to the sign drunk drivers welcome, montgomery county, because that's what we just heard. >> coffay pleaded guilty in november for the crash that killed three and injured one. the five friends were driving from one party to another when coffay crashed into a telephone pole and three trees killing john hoover, spencer datt and haeley mcguire. coffay left his dead and dying friends at the scene and was eventually arrested three hours later. later. >> our kids did make a mistake for getting into that car. they paid for their mistake while kevin coffay gets a slap on the wrist. >> before the judges handed down the sentence coffay said not a day goes by that i haven't felt overwhelming emotions of guilt and shame for my actions that night. his mother said his actions weren't intentional and maliciousen and his sister urged the judges -- malicious and his sister urged the judges not to take another future and lock it in cage for 20 years. prosecutors can't appe
FOX
Feb 10, 2012 10:00pm EST
. back out here we'll show you this tops off a very violent week here in prince george's county. two high school students shot and killed. tonight police say they do not know if those two cases are confirmed. there's no indication they are connected in any way, but again a very silent week here that this tops off and they are now trying to get to the bottom of what happened here. >>> also new tonight in northern virginia a frightening robbery spree in the franconia area. men wearing ski masks targeted four different people in the course of an hour. fox 5's maureen umeh working that one in the newsroom now. >> the victims were alone when targeted usually right outside their homes. so far no one has been seriously hurt, but police fear it could be a matter of time. 20-year-old fred alba is still shaken by what happened to him thursday night. he had just pulled into his driveway on the 6300 block of dana avenue in springfield where he said three men wearing black hooded sweat shirts rushed up on him demanding money. >> they come rushing me with guns saying give me all you got. the only
FOX
Jun 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> george allen tries to regain the virginia senate seat he lost in 2006. what are the voters saying? we'll have the latest from the polls. >> also a 74-year-old d.c. man remains in the hospital after a horrible dog attack, how neighbors jumped in to help save the man. >> but first chaos at a local high school graduation, rain forcing the ceremony inside leaving some parents outside missing their child's milestone moment. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. some parents are outraged after they say they were shut out of their child's graduation ceremony from beleau high school. it got so heated police had to cool things down. >> fox 5's karen gray houston joins us from the newsroom. you were there. what happened? >> it was a fairly boisterous situation. graduation was supposed to be on the football field at beleau, but the venue was changed to the nearby temple of praise church indoors due to rain, so a lot of angry parents missed out on a once in a lifetime chance to see their kids graduate and they were really mad.
FOX
Jul 14, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> our top stories at 10, a violent weekend across the d.c. area, especially in prince georges county, where two separate shootings leave two men in critical condition and another man dead. >> trains on all five lines forced to come to a halt this afternoon after a computer glitch. >> and virginia is the place to be for politicians this weekend. not only is president obama making his rounds on the campaign trail but governors are in across the country. i'm maureen umeh. we begin in prince georges county where police are investigating a shooting death. and it happened at an apartment complex. audrey barnes has more. >> reporter: that complex is packed with people all the of the time. the sound of gun fire sent dozens flooding into the court yard area. when police arrived, they found an adult male dead in the hallway of one of the buildings. he might have been shot inside an apartment, the hallway was as far as he made it afterward and other than, that police don't have much to go on. >> and there is no suspect information. as can you see, there is a lot of people that are out an
FOX
Jun 24, 2011 10:00pm EDT
rush hour. >>> but we begin with the prince george's county corruption scandal. thanks for joining us tonight. every shawn yancy. >> i'm wisdom martin in for brian. all of this is in regard to the investigation of leslie johnson's husband former county executive jack johnson. joining us now to give us some is insight into this is tom fitzgerald. what's the latest? >> back in november was when the fbi raided the johnson's home and authorities famously revealed johnson had hid thousands of dollars in her undergarment. it was only a couple weeks ago that jack johnson pleaded guilty to the corruption charges and next week we are learning sheila johnson is set to do the same. >> reporter: it is a stunning fall for one of maryland's political power couples. next thursday at 10 a.m. in u.s. district court in greenbelt prince george's county council member leslie johnson will plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice charges. >> i voted for him and her, too and i'm really shocked. the politicians we trust so much would let us down like that. >> reporter: when the couple was arrested l
FOX
Nov 12, 2010 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a stunner years in the making, prince george's county executive jack johnson and his wife taken away in handcuffs and now facing federal charges. >> i'm innocent of these charges and i just can't wait for the facts to come out. >> tonight the man at the center of the investigation speaks out, our live team coverage starts right now. >> thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. investigators found more than 75 grand in cash in mrs. johnson's underwear. >> a check for another 100,000 allegedly flushed down the toilet just moments before federal investigators moved in and that's just the beginning of this case. >> our team of reporters covering this one from every angle. we'll start with wisdom martin live in the newsroom with details on how this raid went down. >> the fbi has been watching jack johnson for a long time and a court affidavit states today they caught him red handed taking money from a developer and getting his wife to destroy evidence. now the long time county executive who is at the end of his term
FOX
Feb 20, 2012 10:00pm EST
crash at a fast food restaurant in prince george's county. >> sky fox over the scene less than three hours ago. police say a bmw left the road and hit a kentucky fried chicken. one person was killed. several customers were injured. fox 5's will thomas working this one right now in seed pleasant, maryland. >> reporter: the accident happened on this section of mlk boulevard between hill and sheriffs road. the bmw hit the curb by the gas station you see and landed about 100 yards in front of it at kfc. it actually hit the building but did not go inside it. right now the prince george's county police accident reconstruction team on the scene only just beginning their investigation into what happened and why. >> it's a tragedy, you know, for somebody to be coming out the store and, you know, just having to get hit. >> they said he was doing 100- mile an hour. >> reporter: police say speed is definitely part of the equation here in seed pleasant. a black four door bmw came careening down mlk boulevard about 6:30, left the road and landed just before slamming into this kfc. >> it was moving
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Jan 14, 2011 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> if you're out in prince george's county you'll see the boys in blue due to a killing spree. since 2011 began there have been more killings in the county than in afghanistan. hello, everyone. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. those numbers are shaggerring, 13 homicides in the first 14 -- staggering, 13 homicides in the first 14 days of the year. police are trying to stop this trend by moving additional officers to patrol areas that have been magnets for crime. >> officers have recovered guns and an assortment of drugs. tonight officers are back on the beat. fox 5's wisdom martin continues to follow this wave of violence. >> this has been talked about for some time now. the strategy is to use all available resources and put as many officers on the streets as possible. this is the second night of the chief's game plan. >> reporter: as part of the police chief's plan to deal with the spike in homicides in prince george's county, 150 officers are now on the streets focusing on areas where crime has been an issue. >> the combined efforts over t
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Aug 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
worked for prince george's county and his son now lives in northern virginia. fox 5's bob barnard spoke to his widow angela via skype from her home in philadelphia. >> we knew going in this is a high risk situation. we knew certainly this was something that could possibly happen and we had talked about it to some extent several times. >> reporter: angela ruppe and ragaei ab abdelfattah were married three years ago. she said her 43-year-old husband born and raised in egypt went to work in afghanistan more than a year ago eager to help build schools, hospitals and highways. >> he was particularly interested in sort of the issue of electricity. i was very surprised to hear how little electricity there is in kabul. >> reporter: abdelfattah, a u.s. citizen, was a senior development officer killed in a bomb attack two days ago. >> he was going to a meeting with a governor of the local province of kunar and had just gotten out of the car to go into the palace and a suicide bomber came up and exploded a device which killed him and three of the defense department officials who were with him. >>
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Feb 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> right off the top tonight breaking news out of prince george's county. sky fox is live over the scene of a fire in riverdale where at least four firefighters are hurt after part of a house collapsed on top of them. >> their injuries not yet clear, but they may be serious all happening in the 6300 block of 57th avenue. we're still learning new information. we have a crew on the way to the scene. if we get anything more, we will update you. >>> now to a fox 5 weather alert, today showers and storms are gone and gusty winds have replaced them. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. eye live look back outside, gust -- a live look back outside, gusts as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour reported, fox 5 gary mcgrady in the weather center. >> thank goodness those 50en and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts -- 50 and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts not widespread this evening. let me show you in terms of wind gusts what we're talking about, top wind gusts for national right around 43 mile- per-hour so far. not far from reagan they did ha
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Apr 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> tonight, a fox 5 sluiceive in a developing trayvon martin story. a friend of george zimmerman sits down with an naacp official about a big decision coming up in the case. >>> those people don't care anything about you. they really don't. you're just a dollar sign. >>> sex, money, and survival. a former victim sells -- tells her story on the television for the first time. >>> and a jet slams into an apartment counselp complex in virginia beach and everyone survives. the residents share their story coming up. >>> good evening, i'm will thomas. thank you for joining us. we're learning more about the crash of the u.s. navy jet in virginia beach. officials say the jet was traveling at 170 miles an hour and when it suffered engine failure after takeoff. we can report that rescuers accounted for everyone who was reported missing and no fatalities is the ending. >> reporter: witnesses say they spotted the jet flying close to the ground and one man said it looked like the flames dropped out of the sky. >> and the front end started going down and boom. i saw the two guys parachute out.
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Jun 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
do have a code orange in effect for prince george's county. as far as elsewhere, there is a code yellow which is moderate, but orange is definitely an alert for anyone with any type of sensitivity to any kind of ozone pollution, any kind of breathing issues or lung disease or anything of that sort. you can kind find yourself with shortness of breath, nose and throat irritation. limit your outdoor activity. this is in effect tomorrow. it was in effect today as well in prince george's county and no strenuous outdoor activity for you. here's a look at our highs today. we hit 92 degrees at reagan national airport, 90 at dulles, 94 at bwi, temperatures well above seasonal average. it's currently 79 degrees, still very warm outside, a southerly wind that's picked up. temperatures are anywhere from the upper 70s to low 80s at this hour. so that's a pretty good indication of just how it's been going. you need to be able to beat the heat, plenty of fluids. take frequent heat breaks and wear lightweight and light colored clothing. tonight mild outside, mostly clear becoming partly cloudy,
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Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
the child off and kept going to prince georges county. meanwhile, a comcast worker who lives in that apartment complex saw the child wandering around in the cold and dark in this apartment complex and called police. around 7:40, prince georges county caught the suspect on queen's chapel road. he has been arrested and charged with unarmed carjacking. back here in dc at that apartment complex, the mother and the child, the 4-year-old child, were reunited. police say the child appears to be okay a very fortunate situation tonight, because that child was dropped off alone in that apartment complex, in the dark in the cold and was unharmed. shawn, back to you. >> thank goodness she is all right, wisdom martin thank you. >>> and now to an update on a story fox 5 was first to report last night. the arrest of an fbi agent suspected of driving drunk and killing that maryland teenager. we're learning more about the agent and his alleged intoxication. fox 5's bob barnard is in the news room with the latest. >> law enforcement officials have identified the agent. we are told he is adrian jo
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Mar 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
attends prince georges county public school called akakikan academy. >>reporter: it happened friday about noon time. here's what wee been able to piece together. the 14 year-old victim had interaction with a student in gym class. she said no problem at all. a short time later she claims he came out of nowhere and pummelled her. >> what goes through your head when you see these pictures? >> i just want to cry. i'm just speechless, you know, this is daddy's little girl here. >> reporter: looking at photos of their daughter's injuries brings back the memories of last friday. carl and michelle washington say it's a day they'll never forget when 14-year-old savanna, an 8th grade student here at akn academy was beat to the point of unconsciousness on campus by a fellow student. >> it was a knot on top of this eye that went down a little and under here it was a knot, and i had a knot on my forehead and my nose was swollen around here. >> reporter: her attacker, a 15-year-old boy who she describes as being more than 6 feet tall. an hour before punches started flying, savanna says something
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Jul 15, 2013 10:00pm EDT
begin tonight with breaking news. a large section of prince george's county may not have water for several days because of a problem with the watt main. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancey. tens of thousands could be affected. if you see down on the bottom right-hand side of your picture the area highlighted in red shows where the customers could be affected. fox 5 maureen umeh is live with the latest. >> a very serious information for parts of southern prince george county where a pipeline appears to be failing. officials detected it friday. the message to residents tonight is pretty much symptom small start stocking up on water now. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> we know how the pipe break was detected or was detected, where is this pipe located and what's the plan to pick it? >> the pipe is located just inside the beltway inside of the parkway and forest road and we're having to build a throwed get to the pipe in a very wooded area. we're building a road to get in there so we can get our equipment in and that's going to take un
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Nov 17, 2010 10:00pm EST
got a tip from a fox 5 viewer to take a look at what's really going on inside prince georges county office of human relations commission. it's a small agency, less than a dozen employees, but what we uncovered prompted the county to take immediate action. it's the middle of the work day, 2:00 on a wednesday, and james greer is trying to sell us a house. >> only thing he did, put new carpet upstairs. >> reporter: we found the listing for this town house online and called greer, the agent selling the property. >> we're trying to keep track of all these. >> yeah yeah yeah. >> reporter: here's the thing, greer does not realize the guy holding the flip camera is a fox 5 photographer, or that we've been investigating him for two months, because this is not his full-time job. greer works for the prince georges county government making $106,000 a year as the deputy director of the office of human relations commission, the county agency charged with investigating discrimination complaints. >> hope i'm not pulling you away for anything too important. >> don't worry about it, i just work for t
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Jun 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
prince georges county. police are telling passengers what they can do to stay safe on metro. our report released earlier this year found the top form of dangerous stations are all in prince georgesfox 5's wisdom mas monitoring metro for us live. wisdom. >> reporter: here at the metro station, several weeks ago, there was an armed carjacking early in the morning right here in the parking lot, and to some metro passengers, that's just how dangerous it can be when it comes to using metro. prince georges county police say they are aware of those concerns and are ready to step up their efforts to make sure that the passengers are safe. it's no secret that traveling on metro in this area can be a frightening experience for passengers. >> every day you deal with teenagers making noise. they allow profanity, cursing, fighting. >> reporter: prince georges county police are hoping to get a handle on crime on metro as part of operation blue tie. police teamed up with metro transit police to work every metro station in the county. the mission is to greet passengers getting on and off the train with
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Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
received more than 60% of the white vote in the election, the same as george h.w. bush did who won with more than 300 electoral vote, but romney well short of that did not win. what does this mean to the gop as we're starting to see the map change, more diversity here in the united states? >> well, absolutely. lindsey graham, the republican senator from south carolina said his own party is doomed unless they realize that they just can't be a constituency of white males. 20 years ago the electorate, the turnout, was 90% white. it's now 74% and hispanics and african americans and asians have gravitated almost 90 or 80% to the democratic party and so politics is addition. it's not subtraction and it seems to me that if the rep party presents itself as a country club and doesn't allow everybody in, their political future is doomed. >> the other thing that seemed to doom the gop this time around were the social issues, women's rights to marriage equality. do you think they need to lean more to the middle? >> well, i would think that they don't want to talk about those issues and they ha
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Jun 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >> brian, back inside. >>> a prince george's county boy in critical condition after a near drowning in upper marlboro. sky fox over the scene shortly after the incident. police say the nine-year-old jumped into a pool and hit his heads. they say the boy was rescued from the water taken to southern maryland hospital center in serious condition. new tonight out of prince william county where police can r. keeping an eye out for four younger men who attacked an older manselling ice cream. we spoke to the victim at the scene of the crime. bob. >> reporter: brian, we're keeping the ice cream man's identity a secret. he is the victim of a brutal crime. the young man who beat him still on the loose. he's just out of the hospital and nursing some nasty wounds. a bloodied eye, six stitches in his nose, a cut-up elbow, attacked and beaten by four teenagers, while selling frozen fruit bars from his tiny cart on this street in manassas tuesday afternoon. >> one subject that punched me in the face. when i fell the other subject started kicking me in the face. i yelled and several bystanders came
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Dec 16, 2010 10:00pm EST
of places. it's been a bit slower for them to get to the side roads. prince george's county started off with about 150 or so trucks this morning. they quickly called in another 100 or so. all those crews are now on 12- hour shifts trying to stay ahead of the ice that threaten to make the morning commute a mess. out on the major roads we spotted few problems but some drivers told us they still found a patch or two of ice and they're worried about what the morning commute will bring. >> i'm afraid that, you know, there's going to be some black ice out there. people are going to be slipping and sliding. >> even though the main roads are clear, they're wet. so i'm scared overnight as people stop driving that they'll freeze. >> reporter: in prince george's county there are some 250 trucks out on the road clearing and salting. the light snowfall was the least of their problems. >> the trouble actually has been ice throughout the day because the temperatures are so cold the pavement temperatures have not risen above 22 today and when they're that cold, whatever falls, snow or anything, is
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Feb 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
and search for d.c. weather. >>> our other big story tonight, a prince george's county councilwoman is dodging our questions and using security to keep the crams away. police clocked her going -- the cameras away. police clocked her going 105 miles per hour on the beltway last week and let her off with only a warning. will thomas has the story. >> a 14 year police veteran who said he spotted councilwoman karen toles going over 100 miles per hour on the beltway first thought her county vehicle and suv may have been stolen. he didn't know who was driving. by the time she stopped several cruiser had her car surrounded. we have also learned from a well placed source this is not the first time recently toles has been stopped by a prince george's county police officer for allegedly driving very fast. >> that would never happen unless she was who she was. it's not possible that that would happen. >> reporter: he frequently defends clients in prince george's county traffic cases. if councilwoman karen toles was traveling 50 miles per hour over the speed limit on the beltway one week ago, th
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Feb 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
lacrosse player george huguely is about to get underway. huguely is a accused of killing his girl friend yeardley love back in 2010. >> reporter: at 6:18 this evening each side in the case finally agreed that they had a pool of 28 people who are qualified to serve on the jury. tomorrow morning at 9:15 the prosecution will have what are called strikes. that is, they can remove people from that pool. the defense also has strikes and they will get down to final panel of 12 jurors and three alternates. as soon as that is done, the opening hearing you'll will begin. part of the problem in selecting this jury is that all of the potential jurors came from the city of charlottesville. this is where the murder took place. this is where george huguely was a varsity lacrosse player and was a senior here at the university of virginia. yeardley love was a varsity lacrosse player and senior here at the university of virginia. this story received saturation coverage and many people who were called as jurors have some connection to the university. they either work here or know somebody who works
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Aug 23, 2011 10:00pm EDT
hit the east coast since world war ii. here's what we know so far. all of prince george's county, culpeper and spotsylvania county schools will be closed tomorrow. they're still assessing dang to the buildings. within hours we -- damage to the buildings. within hours we learned inspectors found cracks in the washington monument. that is closed indefinitely. not helping things? a 4.2 aftershock felt just two hours ago and that follows the main event, a quake felt up and down the eastern seaboard. the 5.8 hit just before 2:00 this afternoon sending people running from buildings all over the area. we have a slew of reporters working every angle of the earthquake aftermath. fox 5's wisdom martin has some of the most serious damage live in culpeper, virginia tonight. >> reporter: downtown keller pepper has been closed until further notice -- culpeper has been closed until further notice because not all the buildings have been checked. let's talk about some of the damage here. this is one of the buildings that was damaged. bricks fell from the top of building along the sidewalk during
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May 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
a vigil in king george county. >> reporter: tears and hug in the parking lot of king george high school sunday evening. a large group of students, parents and school staff came together to remember 16-year-old anthony feather. >> he's a super, super kid. and he's going to be missed. >> reporter: jeffrey smith is the head coach of the king george high school football team. feather was only a sophomore but coach smith says he was such a great athlete and good person, he asked him to play on the varsity team. >> whenever you saw him, he was just the big old smile, just a super kid. super kid. >> reporter: the accident happened right here along this windy road saturday night. authorities say when the car came around the corner it struck that telephone pole. four out of the five people inside that car were ejected. officials say the four ejected including feather were not wearing seatbelts. also we've learned the boys had not attended prom earlier in the evening but they were on their way to an after party held here at the school. >> we were at the after prom party and the student got
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Mar 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
i'm brian bolter. george zimmerman grew up in manassas dreams of becoming a police officer. that's long before he killed an unarmed teenager. bob went to his old neighborhood tonight. bob. >> reporter: this is a huge story in central florida that has gotten the attention of the federal government. but until now, no real connection to our area. tonight, we learn the hispanic man who shot and killed that unarmed african american teenager spent his first twenty years in northern virginia. george zimmerman grew up in this house on sweet briar street in manassas. living here with his parents, an older brother and younger sister and their mother's mother who was peruvian. >> perfect gentleman. very smart, very intelligent. very polite, healthy. he would be your ideal child. >> george and cay hall live across the street from the house the zimmermans moved into when george was a toddler. they moved to florida soon after he graduated high school. zimmerman was part of osbourne high school's class of 2001. >> he was just very gracious and a nice fella. >> the 28-year-old zimmerman was s subu
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Jul 28, 2012 10:00pm EDT
in prince georges county and the suspect on the loose in virginia after a fatal shooting in arlington. >>> and a week from the colorado movie massacre, friends and family members say their final farewells to some of the shooting victims. >>> thanks for joining us at 10. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. we begin with a developing story out of arlington. police are investigating a fatal armed robbery at a jewelry store. it happened before midnight last night. at capitol jewelers locate on the 3400 block of columbia pike. this morning, the police say the 52-year-old herndon man dead was in the store. they were responding to the calls from the man's family that he never returned home from work the night before and police are not releasing the cause of death. they releasing the picture of the suspect. those are surveillance photos and they describe the suspect as a black man in his 50s, around 5'7". if you know who this man is or have any information, call arlington police. >>> a prince georges county police officer is recovering after she was shot at a hyattsville night clu
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Jan 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
-year-old michael thomas sr. was a long time evening custodian in prince georges county. his wife, 62-year-old mildred freeman had worked for at least 20 years at the thrift store center on indian head highway. >> she was a very loving person. always very helpful. i have never seen her in a bad way. never. in all the years i've worked with her and i worked with her in this store and the george palmer store before that store was closed down. and she is just a very good person. >> since both partners and the couple worked opposite shifts, they tried to spend time together so michael would walk milly to the metro bus stop so she could go to work. on friday morning just before 7:00, the couple tried to cross oxen hill road in the middle of the 6200 block. the center lane is a left turn lane for traffic coming from either direction. many pedestrians use that lane as an island from the main traffic. police believe michael and milly were struck while standing in that middle lane. both pedestrians were gravely injured. the driver kept going. >> and sure, the fact is you took somebody's life.
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