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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
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
Apr 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
amazing. >> bartender george downy says all of the employees could do was watch. as a wall of water came at their doorstep. some 300 yards from the river's edge. >> we always prepare for it ahead of time when we are expecting a lot of rain or anything like that. we put sandbags on the side of the building. >> water marks on the buildings here tell the story of past floods on king street. this time it reached 5 feet above flood stage. >> this is the first time in two years that we have seen flooding like this come up king street. >> is this what it looked like at the height of the storm in nearby gainesville. repeated torrential downpours. strong wind, and dark ominous skies. the city of alexandria gave out sandbags to local merchants, but that couldn't hold back all the water. forcing kids on prom night and other visitors to change their plans. >> we were down in mount vernon and we were going to go to one of the places down here and we couldn't get to that. so we had to pick our alternate dining spot and are just not enjoying it. >> and i am not so sure how much the business owners
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
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
May 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> it used to be prince george's county's top politician. now jack johnson could be looking at years behind bars. tonight we dig deeper into the cloud of corruption hanging over the county. >>> plus a couple is brutally beaten and robbed after leaving a popular local store. now police reach out to the public to find their attacker. >>> and a bombshell announcement from arnold schwarzenegger. tonight we're giving you a chance to weigh in on the scandal that apparently broke up his marriage. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. >>> former prince george's county executive jack johnson apologized today after pleading guilty to two felony charges connected to a corruption scandal. >> i'm very sorry for what happened. you know, we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of the lord. >> today johnson pled guilty to extortion and witness and evidence tampering. fbi agents arrested the former county exec and his wife councilwoman leslie johnson last november. the next step will likely be prison. tonight the feds say their investigation
FOX
Jan 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
you. we are following breaking news in prince george's county tonight. another shooting, another person killed. that makes 12 in the first 11 days of the new year. what is going on? we're taking a closer look next.  ♪ ♪[ band playing ] >>> we are following breaking news right now in prince george's county. a deadly shooting in north carrollton. it happened on riverdale road. a homeowner shot and killed a person trying to break into his house. fox 5 has a crew on the way to the scene. we will bring you more information as we get it. >>> this comes on the heels of the county's 11th murder in 11 days. earlier today, a 22-year-old university of maryland student was shot to death inside a house he was renting with roommates. detectives believe he was involved in drugs. they say seven of the other murders in the county this month are also drug-related. the county executive says he's concerned, but police are on top of it. >> we've moved five detectives from narcotics into the narcotics unit, so we're beefing up every area where we are seeing the spike this
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
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
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
FOX
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
FOX
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
FOX
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
FOX
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
FOX
Mar 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
special honor, the tribute for president george h.w. bush next. >>> you're watching fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> how about this one tonight, a stars and presidents four living presidents came tonight to honor one of their exclusive men's, george herbert walker bush and -- presidents, george herbar walker bush. >> reporter: it was a star studded event honoring the first president bush and his legacy of service. former american idol carrie underwood among the performers paying tribute to former president george h.w. bush pitting with the other three living former u.s. presidents, a kennedy-centered tribute to the man and his mantra. >> we're all so wrapped up in the things we do in our daily lives, but helping your fellow man is what we're here for. >> reporter: on this night honoring the 41st president of the united states. >> it really is something that defines george bush is service to others and he always said a life without service to others is not a complete life. >> he truly does walk the walk that he talks and he is a volunteer, he is a leader as a citizen, a global citizen and mos
FOX
Apr 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
virginia senator george allen running for the republican senate has not come out either way with the deal that was made. are you surprised about that? >> i think it's clear. you're either for a shutdown or you're for the compromise. there's no middle position. one of the senate candidates in the primary against george allen, jamie radtke indicated she would have voted against a compromise for a shutdown. i disagree with her, but she's been plain about her position. i think everybody should state or could state if they want to be in public office would they have shut down the government or compromised. i clearly think the compromise was the right thing to do. there are aspects of it. we're seeing some in d.c. that aren't that great and we shouldn't have gotten to, but the consequences of a shutdown are much more severe and it should not be a lever in a budget negotiation. >> there's a sense from some you're maybe a reluctant soldier in this run for senator. you were late to get into the game. you consulted with president obama i think numerous occasions before getting in. is your hear
FOX
Feb 17, 2011 10:00pm EST
prince george's counties couldn't get through to 911 on the verizon network that night. montgomery county police want answers, too. >> verizon is committed to notifying our emergency communications center whenever there is a disruption to their service to our center and that did not happen that night. so it's very important to us to find out what happened, take steps to ensure that it will not happen again. >> reporter: we were also not able to get a response from verizon tonight, but we could have the results of that fcc investigation as early as the next few days. >> and what about prince george's county? is. >> reporter: we're told they had problems that night, too and a couple glitches on another couple occasions. the new county executive sent a letter to verizon asking for an explanation we're told a couple weeks ago and tonight they tell me they are still waiting for a response. >> roz plater reporting for us tonight. if you've recently had problems with 911, we'd like to hear from you. e-mail us your stories at my fox d.c. at foxtv.com. >>> now to a developing story in laure
FOX
Sep 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
military but found something more interesting at george washington university. it was international studies. >> he came down here and it just seemed like everything was now fitting together and this is what he wanted to do. >> reporter: casey just started grad school at george washington in august. friday night around 2:30 in the morning he met two friends at the mcdonald's on m street, but trouble was already there. >> pat arrived and three guys started to put some taunts towards pat's friend and to pat, eventually to pat. so some barbs went back and forth. >> reporter: witnesses told miss three men got into a verbal at -- police three men got into a verbal altercation with patrick and after they left one of the friends sucker punched patrick in the face. >> he went down hard, hit the sidewalk and suffered a massive head injury. >> reporter: casey was taken to the hospital where he he spent days fighting for his life. tuesday night he died from his injuries. >> we thought when he was in afghanistan, we thought that was the way he would end his life. this is worse. i don't know. >>
FOX
Sep 19, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county police say the child was home with an adult apparently just one adult but was not in the same room with that adult at the time of the shooting and that's based on the 911 call that came into prince george's county police right after the shooting. whose gun it is, why it was in the apartment, was the guardian responsible in any way for what happened, those are the three things prince george's county police detectives right now are looking at. we know that apparently there are several generations of this same family living in the apartment including the 2-year- old boy who shot himself dead tonight, but we're told just one was inside the apartment at the time, one of the adults, and just a short time ago i spoke with prince george's county police corporal evan baxter. based on your experience would a 2-year-old's hand be strong enough to pull a trigger of a gun? >> there's a lot of factors that go into that. with the hammer pulled back a handgun can have a hair trigger less than a pound. yeah, a 2-year-old could very easily pull the trigger. a lot of guns, the double ac
FOX
Mar 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
to get the green light. >> so our county executive, the prince georges county executive, howard county's county executive, baltimore city leaders, we are all supporting this. >> and even though maryland hasn't raised its gas tax since 1992, opponents say now is not the time. some trucking companies have already said if that gas tax goes through, it could force them out of state. maurine. >> tough times could be ahead for a lot of folks. thank you for that. >>> day two of a developing story in northwest dc. nurses for washington hospital center are done with what they call a 24 hour strike to demand better patient care and benefits. the nurses say they have been shut out. the hospital says the nurses knew this would happen. >> the hospital has made a decision to basically attack the registered nurses who kept this hospital going for years and years and years for the community and they have locked those nurses out. >> where the union has no credibility is calling it a one- day strike in the first place. the union knew it would be five days. they know most of these when they have d
FOX
Mar 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
conditions are justified. >>> now to a serious competition. marched madness continues and george mason was red march madness continues and george mason was ready to shock the college basketball world today. >> would the patriots' dreams become reality or would the nation's best team give the patriots a reality check? we're talking sports in our next segment. >>> if you're a t-mobile customer, your chances of getting an iphone might have changed today with news of a merger. >> and not a bad way to start off the first day of spring, gwen. >> absolutely, plenty of sunshine, but things are changing in my forecast. stay tuned. we'll have the workweek in a bit ahead. >>> is there a new oil sheen forming in the gulf of mexico today? stay with us. much more news ahead on the 10:00 this sunday night.  ♪ [ male announcer ] nature valley sweet & salty nut bars... they're made from whole roasted nuts and dipped in creamy peanut butter... ♪ ...making your craving for a sweet & salty bar... ♪ ...irresistible. by nature valley. ♪ >>> a flashback here five years ago to george mason. it
FOX
Aug 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county and montgomery county may have individual schools closed. >> the trouble is the power outages. tonight thousands are still in the dark. >> pepco reporting more than 31,000 customers, dominion, virginia 5,500 plus, put pge more than 150,000 customers in five local counties. crews are working around the clock. we'll start tonight with fox 5's will thomas in prince george's county. will? >> reporter: good evening. we're in capitol heights where a cluster of homes have no power, about 20 homes. neighbors know pepco officials are probably watching, so they would watch me to mention canada street. pepco tells me it's got about 1,300 personnel in the field overall working 16 hour shifts. when you subtract support personnel, we're talking about 1,000 people actually turning wrenches. it's enough generator power to turn on a light and tv. >> i had to cook on the grill last night. >> reporter: but for the hawkins family the last couple days have felt more like a camping trip right here at home in capitol heights. >> very frustrating. two small children, no entertainment. it's ex
FOX
Sep 23, 2011 10:00pm EDT
streets. this afternoon prince george's county police say they got their man. 33-year-old stephan pittman was arrested in temple hills ending a troubling ordeal for the nfl player. >> vince young's agent reached out to us, to the prince george's county police, saying that there had been a number of victims and that they had tried with various police departments to get someone to pay attention to this. we did. >> reporter: prince george's county police communications director julie parker says there may be other victims, but so far pittman is only charged in the case of a 30-year-old woman who met on facebook and duped out of more than $2,000. >> she handed over $2,500 to him believing that he was vince young and that he would in turn give her a job opportunity with the vince young foundation. >> reporter: investigators searched pittman's home in ft. washington before arresting him in temple hills. he'll be extradited to d.c. to face those fraud charges. >> this is an ongoing investigation, not done yet. there could be more charges to come. >> reporter: now besides getting victims
FOX
Dec 6, 2011 10:00pm EST
no excuse for that at all. >> outside the first high end grocery store in prince georges county, one that jack johnson himself helped to bring here, shoppers weighed in on his sentence. >> it's obvious, according to the tapes, that he was taking money, hiding money, trying to get his wife to cover for him. >> what do you want me to do with this money? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> the 62-year-old arrived at the federal courthouse in greenbelt using a cane. his lawyers tried to convince the judge, johnson has what's called atypical parkinson's disease. in an effort to get him a lighter sentence. added, he'll receive ample medical care in prison. >> he knew reporters written exposes about his land deals. he knew newspapers published critical editorials. he knew he was under investigation. he laughed it off. >> able to bring somebody like me down. they bragged their whole career, you know. >> in court, johnson spoke for 8 minutes and for the first time, showed remorse. i want to apologize to you, judge, the people of prince georges county. the young people
FOX
Jun 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
georges county police are trying to find whoever killed a teenager in fort washington. they found marquis davis living in the middle of john paul jones avenue. police say at this point davis suffered trauma and was dead on the scene, but that's all they're saying tonight. several people will need to find a place to live after a fire destroyed their apartment last night. it started on the very top floor of the building on annapolis road. 14 adults and two children were left homeless from a fire. >>> what do you do when no one owns the building you live in? especially if you're living there? that's the problem to people living in bank owned properties. a will the of them rallied to point out how bad things have gotten. more than 83% of the buildings in prince georges county alone that were sold at foreclosure have roaches, mice, or even bedbugs. there's holes in the walls, black mold, and broken heat and air-conditioning. tenants say that includes a place call bedford station. >> last week, many, many tenants, hundreds of them without hot water. the heater system was broken and some
FOX
Apr 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
police officers at a number of metro stops in maryland, all of them in prince george's county county, three of those stations there the most targeted by criminals. fox 5's roz plater is following this one for us. she's live tonight at the chevrolet metro stop. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, will. police are calling this operation blue tide, an exercise originally intended as a deterrent to terrorism tonight also used as a deterrent to crime. police say metro riders are far more likely to be a victim. >> targeted training. >> reporter: roll call right at the start of rush hour. dozens of prince george's county police officers side by side with metro transit officers hoping to send metro riders a message. >> law enforcement community here in prince george's county is unified in its effort to bring down crime. >> reporter: it is the first time the two agencies have rolled out operation blue tide here. tide standing for terrorism identification and deterrent efforts. this time, though, the focus is crime prevention. officers are both on the platform scanning the station and che
FOX
Nov 30, 2011 10:00pm EST
landover, maryland. he preyed on older men in one shopping center parking lot. in prince georges county, one of his alleged victims is much younger and speaking out tonight. >> he's a 37-year-old u.s. citizen from ethiopia and according to police, one of five known victims of an alleged serial carjacker. he was kidnapped and robbed outside the hyattsville home depot ten days ago by a man who said he worked at the store and needed a ride to the metro. >> find that he was in my car, we drove back and he took his knife and he said, i want to kill you and give me your wallet. >> he demanded they drive to this bank of america atm on new hampshire avenue. the crime captured by several security cameras. the bad guy wearing a redskins jacket. >> he said, take out the money, otherwise i want to kill you. and i put the number for my card and finally, just like he said, give me my money, give me my money and i was afraid. >> and so he ran. you can see it here on video. the alleged carjacker chasing after him. >> did you think he was going to kill you? >> yes. >> prince georges and montgomer
FOX
Jan 15, 2011 11:00pm EST
make a determination. >>> a call for action against people in prince georges county after an alarming rash of killings. the latest happened at this scene tuesday night. two men were stabbed, one killed. the attack is one of 13 homicides in the county so far this year and tonight, community leaders and neighbors came together at the scene of that crime to call for an end to all violence in their counties. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: it was in the same parking lot last week that two men were stabbed, one of them was killed and that is why county leaders and police administrators chose this spot to basically update the public this evening on what is being done to deter future crime. the residents, they are very concerned here in prince georges county. it was at the shopper's food warehouse parking lot where police believe that gang activity led to a violent fight here. two men were stabbed, one of them died. college a resident i'm very concerned, very nervous. can we get everyone around together in a circle, please, for a home? >> reporter: he put together tonight's candleli
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
nit. more on the terps' trouble. george mason, and georgetown, at large town from the big east. on the georgetown campus, the faithful gathered to watch the news. they're a sixth seed and will face the winner of southern california and bcu. georgetown will play friday in chicago, and today the coach was asked if he was happy being a sixth seed. >> i think at this time of year, the matchups are so much more important than the numbers. and the 6th seed fair in i probably had us going anywhere 6, 7, 8 or 9, and all of it may have been fair. >> out of the south lands conference, and alabama state, winners of the southwestern athletic conference -- [ applause ] george mason, patriots. >> more celebration in fairfax, virginia. they'll take on villa nova. the at large bid for mason, their first since 2006, when the patriots became the darlings of the tournament, making it all the way to the final four. >> it's a very different feeling than i had in '06 where all the experts were saying we weren't going to get in. now all the experts -- and they were wrong. now all the experts are saying,
FOX
Jun 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
professionals. >>> alcohol delivered right to your front door in prince george's county, it's been happening more than 60 years. only a handful of stores do it, but more stores want in. fox 5's john henrehan has details on today's liquor board hearing. >> reporter: there are 150 liquor stores in prince george's county, maryland. only about six of them have taken advantage of a 1947 law that allows home delivery of beer, wine or spirits. a relatively new store is asking the liquor board for permission to begin home deliveries. so the board is now contemplating rules for that. >> what we're trying to do is put a structure around this right so that when it's done, it's done in a way that there's a trail, an audit trail. >> reporter: the proposed new regulation for home delivery of alcohol would require identification proving the recipient is over the age of 21. some county residents worry about the safety of liquor delivery. >> and you know about the pizza delivery guy who was killed for a pizza and $13. now that was for pizza. >> reporter: retired d.c. police lieutenant sam doyle who
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Jun 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
georges and the district, brian, but yeah, it was full of lightning, especially a little while ago. it was coming south on 270 around gaithersburg and restin. we had quite a tremendous light show. earlier tonight we had reports of hail in the pan handle of west virginia. in berkley county we saw very strong thunderstorms, martinsburg and damage in louden. let's go to radar because what we have left is a little bit of lightning but just a moment ago, some flash flood warnings got issued for this collection of thunderstorms i'm going to show you, still pretty far down to our south, and this is going to be for page county and rockingham county around the harrisburg area, they're getting a lot of rain. not for the severity of the storm but the heavy rain they're continuing to see. quick look at vipir, there is more to come and there's more rounds of summer-like thunderstorms, the heat is on. the humidity is off the charts, and we think that once again tomorrow we're going to see that heat pump sending in a lot of humidity and temperatures getting into the low 90s, so prepare yourself,
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Dec 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
leslie johnson asked for probation today in greenbelt. the judge said no. the former prince george's county council member was ordered to serve time in prison. fox 5's john henrehan has this story. >> reporter: according to federal prosecutors, former prince george's county executive jack johnson was corrupt for the entire eight year period he had the top job in the county shaking down developers and contractors for big money. leslie johnson, his wife, told a federal judge at her sentencing hearing i did not know anything about the criminal conduct that my husband engaged in. prosecutors call that claim ludicrous noting that as fbi agents were banging at the door leslie johnson flushed a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and conspired with her husband on an intercepted phone call to hide $80,000 in cash. >> you got the cash? >> uh-huh. >> okay. put it in your bra or something like that and walk out of there. >> reporter: leslie johnson's attorney characterized the 80,000 in cash that was in the basement of their home as household emergency money. on the fourth floor of the f
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Sep 8, 2011 10:00pm EDT
district, southeastern montgomery, western prince george's, falls church, arlington, charles and northwestern st. mary's counties you have flash flood warnings physical 12:30. this has had a great impact on -- until 12:30. this has had a great impact on the region and with more rain coming down from our south we have to watch the next several hours. have to show you these rain totals doppler estimates but charles county has been clobbered with 15.7 inches of rain estimated. we have seen ground truth of that. had a call of alexandria, 11 inches reported by monica peek. near the london town area 10 inches, around alexandria again doppler estimates 11.6 inches. we slide into montgomery county heavy rain up there 6 to 8 inches and on up to howard, baltimore, prince george's county 9 and 10-inch rain amounts. this is staggering in a twoen day period and a flash flood -- in a two-day period and a flash flood watch remains until 2 a.m. for the entire area. we'll keep an eye on what's coming out of the south, but needless to say east of 95 fredericksburg south it's coming up in that dire
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Sep 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
:00. >>> right off the top tonight two officers indicted from prince george's county, facing criminal charges. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. the officers were accused of beating a student in the middle of a postgame riot. fox 5's wisdom martin is live in college part with the latest. >> reporter: those two officers have been indicted for misconduct and assault for allegedly beating a maryland student last year with a baton several times. tonight that student's grandfather is speaking out. >> i would think that they ought to go to jail. i've said that all along. >> reporter: that is jim mckenna's reaction after learning two of the three officers charged with beating his grandson last march were indicted. >> i have some real problems with some of the other police officers charged with the responsibility of upholding the law seeing this beating of a citizen going on and not doing anything about it. >> reporter: this is video from march 3rd, 2010, after maryland beat duke in a basketball game. students flooded the streets and campus. police were
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Mar 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
go back to when he was as young as 6 years old. school officials in prince george's county at one time diagnosed wanson as emotionally disturbed. the prince george's county state's attorney says they worked very hard to get this case involving wheeling out of juvenile court. >> this is a difficult and arduous process. the only way we could obtain justice for ms. wheeling we believe was to waive mr. wanson up to adult it court where the sanctions -- adult court where the sanctions matched the crime. >> reporter: wanson was sent to chilltonham in 2009. remaining four count involve the breaking and entering incident in 2009. in that case wanson broke into a woman's home and stabbed her in her sleep. no trial date has been set. wanson does face life in prison and this marks a first. wanson is now the youngest ever juvenile charged as an adult in prince george's county. >> what fallout, if any, has there been from the murders? >> reporter: several staff members were fired for failing to follow protocols at the time of wheeling's death. a report by a watchdog group juvenile justice moni
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Feb 25, 2011 10:00pm EST
. they think he may have grown up in prince george's county and began these rapes back in 1997. they also think that he might have a job that takes him up and down the east coast. he could be a truck driver. he could be in the military or he may have relatives that are bringing him to all these locations. >> the one thing that everybody should realize and you hit on it on the top here, this is anonymous. the beauty of this website is you don't have to pick up a phone, worry about being traced. >> you can send an anonymous tip to the task force and here's the beauty of the digital world, brian. they tell us that they can actually trace someone. if they get a tip, they can get a name and find this person through databases. they don't have to knock on a door. they can look at a person and their records and determine whether or not this person is a viable suspect without ever contacting him and then they can eliminate him just by that. it's really an incredible tool. >> it's all over our area, prince george's county, fairfax, leesburg. a lot of people out there may have come in contact w
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Mar 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> we're following developments in two deadly prince george's county shootings. the first one happened last night at seat pleasant, a domino's pizza deliveryman shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt. paul bennett was making a delivery to an apartment on seat pleasant drive when he was shot in the chest. that gunman is still at large. >> hours later another man was shot to death at a gas station on central avenue in capitol heights. police say prior to the shooting the victim brian cooper was at a nearby nightclub where several fights broke out. detectives want to know if cooper was involved in any of those incidents. they are asking anyone with information to give them a call. >>> a horrifying case of child neglect in prince george's county county. a couple is charged -- prince george's county. a couple is charged with using a sheet of drywall to trap their three young children in the room. the 4-year-old made a daring escape. fox 5's stacey cohan live in bristow with the story. >> reporter: it's tough to emergency. the couple and their children lived in a very nice home, alth
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Jun 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
developing story, this one out of prince george's county. two men are under arrest in connection with the killing of a tow truck driver. anton agurs was found dead just outside his tow truck last week. 40-year-old andre sanders and 24-year-old christopher damon sanders are now facing murder charges. they remember arrested in d.c. on unrelated charge -- were arrested in d.c. on unrelated charges and were extradited back to prince george's county yesterday first on degree murder warrants. >>> candlelight vigil in virginia tonight for the nephew of a maryland congressman to remember 20-year-old christopher cummings shot and killed during an apparent random attack last week at his off camp us road in norfolk. cummings was the nephew of maryland representative elijah cummings. a public viewing was held in baltimore earlier today. >>> my name is kaya henderson. >> kaya henderson, getting a little testy at her confirmation hearing. we'll tell you what lies ahead for the woman vying to be the next leader of d.c. public schools. >> reporter: a d.c. council member is demanding an apology from s
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Nov 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
. it took three days of deliberations. prosecutors accused the prince georges county democrat of taking payments in exchange for government favors. defense attorneys argued currie was just a paid consultant for the grocery chain. earlier today, he expressed relief as he left the courthouse in baltimore. >> this is about four years. almost four years. my wife, my family and i, and also for my constituents. this is the greatest moment of my life. >> the jury also acquitted two former executives of shoppers, including its former president, william white. >>> new tonight, an emotional vigil for the two children killed in a fiery car crash in prince georges county last friday night. friends after anthony and delonte gathered in upper marlboro to remember the boys. they died when their car was slammed from behind on route 50. the car caught fire and burned so fast no one could get the boys out of the back seated. anthony's coach described how the 11-year-old calls him sometimes just to talk. >> it was never about football. they were always about the two of us and what we shared and exp
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Feb 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
weeks, the murder tally out of prince georges county topped the headlines. one for each day of the new year. the headlines faded and a grieving mother says so has the public outrage for the crimes. you spoke to this mother? >> i did. her name is karen and she is no stranger to prince georges county police. in fact, she is at times camped out on their doorstep wanting answers about her son's murder. she was back today and not alone. she is trying to keep her laser like focus on the murder of her son and others. >> outside the prince georges county police headquarters, undeterred by the rain, karen desha called attention to the 16 people murdered in the county just last month. >> these were human beings. these were people with families. these were people with futures. these were people who could have made a difference in our world and we want to stand up for them. we want them to know, unless everyone comes together, it will not be safe. >> desha -- investigators say there was a struggle and that a masked man shot and killed him. police also said the murder was likely drug related. s
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Dec 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
remains were dishonored after being dumped in a king george, virginia landfill. >> i think the air force wasn't as forthcoming as they should have been. >> reporter: joe davis is spokesman for the veterans of foreign wars. the air force previously said it didn't know how many remains were put in the landfill, but a new report shows that at least 274 were where the air force stopped the practice in 2008. >> we think there's a wheel lot more layers of this before -- a whole lot more layers of this onion before the stink goes a way. >> reporter: the report said there were more than 1,700 remains because they could not be dna tested because they were badly damaged were also put in the landfill. >> all americans including myself are justifiably disturbed. >> reporter: but while the secretary of defense leon panetta has ordered a full review of the air force's mortuary services the pentagon may not be the only ones looking at what happened. unsatisfied with the air force's answers members of congress now say they are ready to step in. >> manufacture those remains ended up -- many of thos
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Aug 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
suspect is her 15-year-old neighbor. fox 5's roz plater live at police headquarters in prince george's county. >> reporter: well, brian, the suspect's brother says this is all very difficult for his family to even understand because they were close to the victim, so close, in fact, he says the 15-year-old suspected in her murder will be the first one to volunteer to shovel snow from her sidewalk or run an errand and tonight his family suspects he may be covering for someone else. prince george's county police say this 15-year-old is the suspect in the brutal stabbing death of his 92-year-old neighbor. william fitts is being charged as an adult with first degree murder and police say he has confessed. >> mr. fitts waived his rights and provided a statement implicating himself as the suspect, sole suspect, in the commission of this homicide of mrs. steele. >> i don't believe this. none of us just can't believe it. it's just not his nature. >> reporter: but the suspect's brother says something just doesn't add up. >> he loved that woman and that woman really loved him. this just doesn't f
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Aug 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> thanks. >>> a prince georges county sheriff's deputy has been suspended without pay following her arrest in ocean city. jennifer douglas allegedly pointed a handgun at the head of a female acquaintance over the weekend. the pair got into a physical confrontation after arguing about keys to a vehicle. she's facing several charges. >>> in maryland tonight, dozens of people have spotted a mysterious creature lurking around prince georges hospital in cheverly. they are trying to identify it. take a look at what happened. >> reporter: like most medical facilities, the prince georges medical facility has strict rules, including preventing tobacco into or near the building. employees can't even go to their own cars to take a smoking break. so those who still have the tobacco habit have taken a standing at the edge of nearby woods. about a month ago, reports began circulating of sightings of a mysterious creature. photographs started appearing. not everybody believed the stories. >> no, i kind of thought people were really making it up. >> photoshopping? >> yes. >> you really weren't sure
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Feb 16, 2011 10:00pm EST
there are meetings coming to prince george's county county and the district to deal with this issue. there is a bill in the maryland legislation that will require the public service commission to test reliability standards. if the service company can't meet them, they would be fined and that money could go back to customers possibly in the form of rebate. >>> we are learning new details about a bizarre murder suicide in charles county that ended with a popular teacher dead. the sheriff said the men were are friends. fox 5's karen gray houston has more on why one man may have turned on the other. >> reporter: friends and relatives gathered at chris hoefert's home on warren eller drive, but no one wanted to comment on the strange circumstances that led to his death. the same was true at the home of robert becker. what's so unusual about this case is that the alleged killer and victim were friends and they lived here right in, door to each other. what would make your friend drive alongside you, use their car to block yours in the middle of a busy intersection, get out and open fire? >>
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Jun 3, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> now to an unthinkable crime in prince george's county. the victim a mother and her child. the suspect a dc police officer. the 20-year-old woman was found dead last night in a park in maryland. her 1-year-old daughter's body was discovered in a car about a mile away. tonight the child's father dc police officer richmond phillips sits in a jail cell as the victims' family and friends try to cope with the tragic chain of events. we go live to prince george's county. >> reporter: tonight a very emotional night and night filled with anger here in the area where those bodies were found as the family returned here for a candle light vigil. now, the mother started off this candle light vigil with a march to the area where her daughter's body was found. as you just mentioned today a police officer was arrested in connection with the murder of the 20-year-old mother and her daughter. the two were reported missing earlier this week. and then thursday they were found near the hillcrest community center. now, the woman was found dead with trauma to the body. her 1-year-old daughter jaylin
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Apr 4, 2011 10:00pm EDT
plater tonight. >>> the labor department says the prince george's county school system owes millions of dollars to 1,000 teachers who came from foreign countries. they were hired in a visa program for foreign workers. the feds said the school system made the teachers pay the schools something the schools should have paid. in addition to 4 million in reimbursement to the teachers, the system has to pay a $1.7 million fine. the school system issued a statement in quote saying it disputes the findings and will appeal. some fear the finding may have a devastating impact on the system's ability to continue to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. >>> another big story we're following tonight, a hole opened up in the body of a southwest airplane more than 30,000 feet in the air. today southwest canceled dozens of flights nationwide after finding more cracks in other planes. fox 5's laura evans is here with the latest developments. >> the problems are in older boeing 737's and southwest owns most of those. there's now an order for an emergency inspection on at least 80 737's.
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Jul 10, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county police have made an arrest in connection with the homicide of a bladensburg business owner. richard naum was killed in april found unconscious inside his burning convenience store. police are not releasing information about the suspect or the arrest until tomorrow. >>> prince george's county police are investigating another homicide tonight. it happened early this morning in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. police found 26-year-old dwight hicks with a gunshot wound. he was taken to a local hospital where he later died. call police if you have any information. >>> a teenage bicyclist is in the hospital tonight after colliding with a hit and run driver. it happened at alabama avenue and stanton terrace in southeast just after 11:30 last night. the 17-year-old was critically injured. police caught up with the driver they believe hit him in prince george's county shortly after the incident. officers haven't released his name yet or the name of the injured bicyclist, no details on possible charges either. >>> if you happen to be driving along i-95 corridor
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May 25, 2011 10:05pm EDT
tonight with a developing story in prince george's county. tonight police are searching for four masked men who shot a woman and beat her father in the stairwell of a metro parking garage. >> it happened around 7:30 this morning at the largo town center station on loftsford road. fox 5's wisdom martin is live with the story. >> reporter: it happened behind me in the stairwell area and tonight the father and daughter are recovering from their injuries while the police are searching for the four suspects and it also turns out this is not the only time these four suspects have been involved in a carjacking. it was 7:30 wednesday morning when the father and daughter parked their car on the top level of the south garage. the two were on their way down the stairwell when they were stopped by four masked men. >> the initial robbery occurred in the stairwell and at that point in time a struggle ensued with the father and one of the suspects. during the struggle he was struck about his head and body by the suspects and the female was subsequently shot in her abdomen. >> reporter: investig
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Jan 28, 2011 10:00pm EST
minute later followed by prince george's county police and montgomery county police. then 14 minutes later the gunman walked out with a gun pointed at a hostage. >> the dye pack exploded and went off. it caused a little ruckus. the hostage saw an opportunity to flee. she pushed herself away. the suspect lost balance and the suspect followed after her pointing the weapon. at that point in time several officers engaged and fired their weapon. >> reporter: three officers from takoma park police and three from prince george's county police fired the shots. the suspect was killed on the scene. the hostage walked away shaken but not injured. >> when you see that handgun being pointed at that individual's back, you have to make an immediate response. i don't think anybody here today, the hostage or the officers, woke up this morning and think this would ever occur. >> reporter: now as part of the investigation -- as far as the investigation is concerned, police say they talked to the suspect's friend and family members as well as canvas the area searching cars, calling people with cars park
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Jun 12, 2011 10:00pm EDT
watching fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> a murder mystery in prince george's county as the murder rate there soars. tonight the friends of a murdered tow truck driver came together to remember him and to call for peace. fox 5's roz plater is here with their message. >> the friends still can't understand why anybody would want to harm him. he was apparently just answering a call for help and in the midst of the spree of violence they do not want him to become just another number. >> 57 killings in prince george's county, 57. enough is enough. we stand here today in the name of god. we stand here today in the name of anton. >> reporter: near the spot where their friend and former co-worker was slain a small group gathered to grieve, to remember, to try and understand why anybody would want to kill him. >> he was a god fearing man. he just was a family man and he was peaceful. he was a humble person, very kind. yes, i'm shocked about b this. i really am. >> reporter: -- about this. i really am. >> reporter: tuesday night police got a call for a man down near ox on park. anton acres, 40 years ol
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