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Aug 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
in for 24 years. >> this is a very transient section coming from george avenue across. a lot of people come in and out through here. >> i see things in the morning waiting for the bus, i leave about 5:30 and there is people lurking around that i know are not on their way to work. so you kind of have to be alert and look around. >> reporter: we caught up with judy as she walked through the circle on her way home from church. a trip she says she won't let the neighborhood kids do by themselves anymore. but she's quick to say she does not blame the police. >> as soon as they come in on spot, then they have to call over here to this spot. they're busy. quite busy. from what i can see, they're really doing their job. but it's just so much stuff going on, you have to be here and there at the same time. >> reporter: she says she just wish tlz were more of them to be -- wishes there were more of them to be everywhere at once. >> if you have any information about the deadly shooting, dc police want to hear from you. you can remain anonymous by calling dc crime solvers and qualify for a r
FOX
Jul 25, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. earlier we had a thunderstorm warning for howard, montgomery county, prince georgs oucnty and anne arundel. that ended at 8:00. we still have a fair amount of e orms that are movingcirth y through. you can see on radar. we had a strong squall line h'snow moving ts way across delmarva. his is our mpose itwe.raer getoe g m inoo d a vehaine.er we're getting to doom in a little closer and put on geour fox 5 live deropoop radar for you. you can see tores ato the east over delmarva, they're e.tting hit with h some pretty asst hat erhe. that has been the pattern roughout most of the day. we have a trough as well as tem ahead of it yssltemal ahead of it alwhl. that's atwh we've been seeing. a fair amount of rainfall as th as e wketae wa take a ve got go gos i-t' to our id. ae eeast e let's go to heewr atpmas r maat then. the storms errorring through the course of tonight. --ng roari through the oacourse of tonight. suained winds at 16 miles an hour in the district. 13 at dulles. temperatures still up there. unstable mass throughout the area and that's helping kick off these storms but we'l
FOX
Mar 6, 2010 10:00pm EST
many students at george mason university surprised. >> just seems wrong. like they would just take that away and they can discriminate all of a sudden against that. kind of a low below. >> right now in the time we're living in, it's important that there's protection for -- against discrimination. >> reporter: including gays? >> yes. >> there weren't many students on campus today because it is spring break, but one graduate student we did find did not want to go on camera but said he did agree with the attorney general's legal position. a university spokesman told us the school's president was not available for comment. >>> the medical examiner is trying to find out what killed a person found dead in rock creek park this afternoon. the body was found at park road near pierce mill around 4:00. investigators are not releasing any information about the person or how they were found. >>> back here at home, a push to keep african-americans safe from h.i.v. and aids. the numbers are nothing short of alarming. according to the cdc, by the end of 20061.1 million americans -- 2006 1.1 millio
FOX
Jul 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
georges county police officers are using their day off to volunteer for special women. house and yardwork is helping a 101-year-old woman live out her days in her own home. >>> those children share a common bond, terrorism tore their lives a part and now they're working to make our world a better place. [ female announcer ] they've been off limits to dieters since time began. not anymore. ♪ fiber one is bringing brownies back. at 90 calories, the only thing between you and chocolaty brownies is a nicely designed package. ♪ now you can have brownies again. new fiber one 90 calorie brownies. in the granola bar aisle. >> they took an oath to serve and protect and that is what is some prince georges county officers did today on their own time. they're helping people, all right, and today, the focus was on one special woman who lied more than a century. john henrehan explains. >> reporter: a few weeks ago, detective jennifer ivy and tammy irons were sent by the squad lead or a reson vance mission to compile -- reconnaissance mission in prince georges count just a moment vacant in
FOX
May 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
departments in montgomery county, prince george's county and the district. all of the four suspects go before a judge tomorrow. we should learn just a bit more information on how they targeted betts. for more on the suspects who are on the loose, we turn to fox 5's wisdom martin to continue our team coverage. wisdom? >> reporter: roby, according to the attorney general peter nickels, two of the teens arrested were supposed to be under the custody of d.c.'s youth rehabilitation services. during that time we now know according to police they were involved in the murder of brian betts. nickels said they started a few days ago reviewing files of the suspects involved and their connection to d.c.'s youth facility new beginnings. nick hims is looking into the precise circumstances of the commitment, the history and nature of their commitment and what happened while they were at the youth facility. the bottom line, the suspects were not where they were supposed to be and now the fenty administration wants to find out how this happened. >> they're on abscon dense and being sought by police. th
FOX
Feb 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
of george washington university's weight management program says it's the structured diet that's doing the work. >> it's a placebo effect with the injections and the complications and structure of a program like this, the factor is the low calorie diet. 500 calories a day, you'll lose weight. >> reporter: dr. gonzalez believes it's more than that. >> but how do you feel? you feel horrible if you're in a starvation state of 500 calories by itself. you feel better and you don't get that starvation state. you don't get that muscle wasting when you're on hcg. >> reporter: the food and drug administration warns hcg does not work for weight loss and requires package inserts to specifically say that. there are also warnings and adverse reactions for those who use it for medical reasons, including ovarian hyperstimulation, blood clots, and large breasts in men and a few reports of testicular tumors. >> the fda approved doses for fertility almost 10 times the amount that we use for hcg, so it's very safe. it's about 10 to 15% of what's fda approved for fertility. so very safe, not one iss
FOX
Sep 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
fredericksburg, king george, charles county. you pay the get more tomorrow than the rest of us, but we head into -- may get more tomorrow than the rest of us, but we head into the weekend, friday, a spotty shower to our south. the rain tries to linger down to our south and east, but it should be a great weekend even so as this cool air sets up shop and our temperatures on on the weekend only in the low 70s, a mix of sun and clouds, spotty showers to our south. sunday looks better, great weather for football. tomorrow 77 but falling. by tomorrow afternoon it will actually be cooler, maybe only about 70, friday only 67, 40s at night in the suburbs, saturday, sunday looking good spotty showers south, monday about 73 degrees a great run of weather. on the news edge at 11:00 we need to talk about tropical storm maria has gotten stronger tonight, tropical storm conditions for bermuda by morning. we'll rack that with you coming up. >>> a fox 5 health alert on the alarming spread of tuberculosis in europe. the world health organization reports the cases are resistant to multiple drugs. it could kil
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 10:00pm EDT
stories for the news edge at 11:00, a woman found dead in an apartment in building prince george's county. the violent scene unfolded in the middle of the day, the edge on the hunt for the killer. >>> plus should the fda require a label on lab created fish and how soon might you see genetically engineered salmon on your plate? >>> and she claimed a stranger threw acid in her face, turns out she lied. now she's facing charges. ioou right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> summer heat is returning and along with it a chance for thunderstorms, forecast next. oweanyo >>> colomb
FOX
Apr 8, 2012 10:00pm EDT
george's county casino changed a bit. we're breaking down the biggest issues on the assembly's last day. >> and gingrich makes a grim statement about the state of his campaign. stay with us, we are just getting started on this easter sunday night.    >>> maryland's general assembly is scheduled to close tomorrow night. lawmakers have to try to break a stalemate to pass a budget before the deadline. also, a bill to build a casino in prince george's county with some guide lines. let's bring in robert mcartny, metro columnist for the "washington post." good to see you. thanks for coming in. let's start with the budget stalemate. where do things stand? >> the main question is how to raise the income tax. they've decided they're going to raise the tax in order to keep funding high for schools and avoid spending on health care and other social programs. there's a difference between the house's version and the senate. basically the house, i think there will definitely be an increase in rates for people with the highest income. basically individuals earning more than $100,
FOX
Feb 2, 2012 10:00pm EST
continues. >>> prince george's county police arrested a second man in the murder of a virginia community activist named lenny harris. tonight harris' brother is talking to fox 5. laura evans joins us now with the story. >> the man arrested today, ivan newman of southern maryland. it is still unclear what role he played in the murder, but tonight harris' brother harold says he is thankful that police are starting to find the people who allegedly killed his brother. harold harris is relieved to have answers, thankful for the good detective work, but there is little comfort in the developments of the past week. >> i'm a little numb about what's going on. there's closure, but, you know, the way my brother died haunts me. reporter: lenny heifers shot to death police say during a robbery -- harris was shot to death police say during a robbery back in late december. his family had suffered since then not knowing where lenny was. lenny was passionate about his count of alexandria fighting in particular for kids and for -- county of alexandria fighting in particular for kids and for housing. >> h
FOX
Feb 3, 2012 10:00pm EST
? >> need do it to anybody. reporter: prince george's county police were back in the complex friday night warning residents about the danger and searching for witnesses. >> we're doing a campus of the neighborhood. reporter: investigators say the suspect tricked the elderly lady into opening her door. >> when a male knocked on her door posing as a neighbor, she answered the door. the male entered her apartment and physically assaulted her. reporter: he grabbed some money from her purse and fled. the kind of crime that has neighbors on edge. >> it's quiet. i keep my kids in the house and i never hear any trouble outside or anything. reporter: police warn residents to be on alert for this suspect, not afraid to pull off a daylight robbery and assault. >> that's a very heinous crime. evidently this person has no regard or respect for the elderly citizens of our community. reporter: the elderly woman told police the man who beat and robbed her is between 20 and 30 years old, 6 feet tall and at the time he was wearing all dark clothing. investigators say they really need some tips on thi
FOX
Feb 20, 2011 10:00pm EST
prince george's county. some of what was lost on this intercounty connector construction site, equipment including a front end loader and young trees meant to be planted alongside the new roadway, parts of which are expected to open on tuesday. for now fire units will remain on smoldering scenes for two or three more days as the county contemplates lessons learned. in laurel karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> county executive baker says despite the fires he expects the partial opening of the intercounty connector to go on as expected this week. >>> new tonight at 10:00 a crime that shocked a victim's community and beyond. a beloved mother of three murdered outside a virginia chick-fil-a. her killer is the husband she was trying to divorce and her friends tell fox 5 it wasn't going well and she was afraid. fox 5's matt ackland is back from woodbridge tonight with our update. >> this is a sad one. in the same parking lot where alice jenkins everett was shot a few days ago her family and friends gathered tonight. there wasn't much talk about the violent act or accused killer, ins
FOX
Apr 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
warnings in saint mary's as well as charles county. these were sent from tony clark in king george. they were starting to see golf-ball-sized hail. and he showed us pictures of the ground covered inhale that was about the size of dimes down there in king george county. so a lot of you saw hail. we're seeing more showers and we're hoping most of this is going to be gone by the time we get our rush hour started in the morning. i'll have more details for what you can expect on tuesday. we'll make sure they don't continue to blow up. >> see you in a few minutes. >>> track the trouble spots on myfoxdc.com. head to our home page and look for the interactive doppler radar and sue's five-day forecast. >>> new tonight, police released video of a b heist in northern virginia. a fast-food restaurant with customers inside. prisons william county police say they're not the only brazen bandits on the run. wisdom martin has the latest. >> reporter: we're talking about three different crimes and groups of suspects but what makes this so stunning is the fact that they're so aggressive and bold when
FOX
Sep 27, 2013 10:00pm EDT
-november. >> now to a fox 5 alert. thieves broke into a julie store and still no arrests. prince george's county police hope surveillance video will spark new leads. audrey barnes is in the newsroom with the latest. >> shawn, river town jewellers has been in business for 25 years. it's family-owned with many loyal customers. recovering from a $500,000 theft hasn't been easy. >> river town jewellers in auxin hill is the go too place for people looking for a family-owned business with good customer service. >> i've been coming here for about 20 years and the reason why i like it is they will do your jewelry on the spot. you don't have to leave it. >> hours after the owners finished helping customers three men cut a hole in the roof and slipped inside helping themselves to a safe full of jewelry. officer bond of the police department showed us surveillance tape of the crime in progress. >> there's this one guy here. there's a second guy behind him coming down now. >> the suspects marked an x on the roof so they knew where to cut. they disabled the alarm and lowered power tools inside. they u
FOX
Mar 4, 2012 10:00pm EST
tournament, a tough start for george mason against vcu. the boy comes right to paul daniels who buries the three- pointer. the rams score the first 22 point and build an eight-point lead. the patriots go by 16 at the half and cut the deficits to single digits. mason got as close as six points and in the final minute down by eight mike morrison turns it over and the lay-in plus the foul and the patriots await an nit bid. >>> acc women's championship game in greensboro, tech turns it over. the terps bring it up. she hesitates, and gets it to land and fall. maryland beats georgia tech to become the first time to win acc championships, good for brenda frese and company. >>> coming up on sports xtra, a very special softball team the wounded warriors, very inspiring. >>> for nascar fans the dream is to be up close and personal with the drivers. you know how it. is a maryland man got to do that and he has a photograph to prove it next on fox 5 news at 10:00. ♪ pierre! your fashion is so "right now," but your banking is so last season! earn more with high yield free checking at capital one bank.
FOX
Aug 5, 2009 10:00pm EDT
gym. investigators found george sow deanie's blog say -- sini's blog saying not one woman finds me attractive and talking vigly about his -- vaguely about his exit plan at his health club. laura evans is live with what else investigators have learned. >> there are was plenty of evidence on his progress that he was plan -- on his blog that he was planning something very horrible. the man people describe as antisocial talked about guns and the day he was going to die. if anybody read that blog, no one told police. that is the wrong story. authorities are trying to find out if anybody read the blog and if they did, why they did not tell police. there is an awful lot we have to learn about this guy. >>> a first look at surveillance video that led to the conviction of a former u.s. congressman. the fbi just released this video showing louisiana congressman william jefferson taking $90,000 in cash from an f.b.i. informant. the cash was later discovered in his freezer. a jury today convicted jefferson on 11 counts of everything from bribery to racketeering to money laundering. the crimes
FOX
Apr 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. rippi says bill clinton and george bush probably wouldn't have been elected v ps. >>> under the new measure, doctors must give an inperson examination, witness the drugs being taken and make a woman return to the clinic. if not, they face $10,000 in fines or three and a half year prison term for violating certain provisions. but planned parenthood is arguing how a doctor ends up in violation is too vague. >> doctors were afraid of getting felonies with insurance companies saying they couldn't cover that. the end result is they destroyed a vital piece of a very personal decision for women. >> it protects women in situations where right now there aren't enough systems in place to again help prevent a coerced abortion. >> planned parenthood has suspended all -- according to planned parenthood the so- called abortion pill accounts for one in four abortions in the state. >>> a fundraiser for the texas mother shot to death by a woman who wanted her baby. fox's rita garcia has the story. >> she could always make anybody laugh. >> reporter: there aren't enough words to describe how much kay
FOX
Dec 28, 2011 10:00pm EST
killed by a prince georges county police officer. rodney edwards was killed on december 17 on green leaf road in palmer park. police say edwards was lying on the ground when an officer approached. edwards sat up and pointed a gun at him and the officer opened fire. edward's family wants the shooting investigated. they don't believe he had a gun. >>> some sobering statistics about the nation's police force. fatalities rose sharply. 173 federal state and local officers were killed in the line of duty during 2011. earlier today, i talked to craig chairman and ceo of the memorial fund to find out what he thinks is behind the rise in fatalities. >> i think we have a problem with budget cuts decimating across the country, were cutting their training dollars, equipment dollars, cutting manpower at a time when we are asking police officers to take on a more cold-blooded brazen criminal element and we have seen in recent times. we are also asking them to fight a war on terror here in the home land and all of that means they need the best possible resources to do their jobs effectively and sa
FOX
Jan 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
name is craig baxam, 24 years old, a product of prince george's county, accused by federal prosecutors of trying to join a somalian based terrorist organization called al-shabaab. baxam was arrested by police in kenya two weeks ago and brought back to the u.s. friday. he was a member of the largo high school class of 2005. dwayne jones was his principal. >> what i can remember is that he was a pretty good student and i wish i could tell you more and hopefully this situation he's in is just an allegation and it's not true of. reporter: according to prosecutors, baxam joined the army in 2007, was deployed to iraq, reenlisted after he came home, was sent to korea and while there left the army last summer. prosecutors say baxam converted toes i happen shortly before leaving the mill -- to islam shortly before leaving the military and decided to move to africa, specifically somalia, to become a terrorist. this is baxam's mother, herself a lawyer, leaving the federal courthouse in greenbelt this afternoon, clearly not thrilled to be a part of this story. baxam's lawyer also not interested in
FOX
Oct 30, 2010 10:00pm EDT
george's county a short time later. >>> the fire that ripped through an apartment building in northwest last month has claimed another life. it happened on 16th street in mount pleasant. firefighters immediately ran into the the victims. one person died yesterday. 21-year-old katherine alvarez passed away yesterday. they are still trying to determine the cause. >>> the shootings and now the explosives found and the cargo planes bound for chicago. tonight a woman is under arrest considered a prime suspect. the president of yemen says investigators believe she is the one who shipped explosives found on two cargo planes bound for chicago. the flights originated in the united arab emirates and in england. >> the dubai was viable and could have exploded. the target may have been an aircraft. and had it detonated, the aircraft could have been brought down. >> fox has learned that the devices contained an explosive called ptpn the same thing in the underwear bomber's device. but this was a better quality and more powerful we are told. a congressional source says it is an indication that this w
FOX
Aug 19, 2012 10:00pm EDT
happened with this attack. >>> prince george's county tonight are trying to piece together a deadly motorcycle accident in upper marlboro is. ship th happened in early morning hours along brown station road and fenway lane. 26-year-old juan pena of silver spring died after he was struck by a vehicle. the driver in the striking vehicle suffered minor injuries. >>> it's back to school for kids in prince george's county tomorrow. meanwhile, though, the county's named the d.c. educator as its interim schools chief. alvin crawley, deputy chief of programming for the district's special education office, he's going to take over on september 4th. he will replace william hite who had stepped down to lead the philadelphia school system. the school board is expected to select a permanent replacement by next spring. >> time for a weather check now. fox 5's gary mcgrady joining us in the weather center. a little wet today. what can we expect the rest of the week? >> we have some showers out there now, tom, but it's nothing like what we were having earlier. we'll go right over to radar to show yo
FOX
Aug 1, 2009 10:00pm EDT
customers. the company remotely removed copies of the george orwell novel "1984" and "animal farm" after finding out they were pirated. amazon automatically issued refunds, but the lawsuit claims amazon never told its customer its had the able or right to delete ebooks. >>> sticking with computers now, google users have access to tons of information with just a few keywords and a click of a mouse. what would we do without google? but google's latest features are collecting information from users by accessing email, and that is causing big-time controversy on line. fox's dan springer has more on what the search engine may know about you without your permission. >> reporter: google wants all the world'sing in from books to bone scans. charlie hefernan of seattle found that even email was fair game. after writing a colleague about a possible job in macedonia he opened his account and found cheap air fares to macedonia. >> creepy. somebody's reading the -- the content of my emails to discover what i'm talking about. >> reporter: but some see the online snooping as a tradeoff for free service
FOX
Apr 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
start with mass violence across prince george's county and the district this weekend. 10 shootings, four people dead in 72 hours. the latest shooting happened this morning. tonight police in d.c. and maryland are scrambling to find suspects and restore the peace. fox 5's john henrehan starts us off tonight. >> reporter: police got the call at 8:19 sunday morning in the forestville section of prince george's county. gunshots were reported in a house at the corner of judith avenue and marion street. two adult men were shot, one declared dead at a local hospital, the other width a wound in the leg according to a neighbor. >> right now we're investigating some sort of altercation that happened in the house. there were multiple people in the home. we're just trying to piece everything together to find out what was going on. >> reporter: two different neighbors told us police have been called to this house numerous times over the years, sometimes to settle fights. one neighbor who called the structure a party house said it was just a matter of time before someone got killed there. this w
FOX
Feb 25, 2013 10:00pm EST
the mother daughter murder case in prince george's county. jason scott will be retried this fall for the deaths of a largo mother and daughter found dead in a stolen car in march of 2009. fox 5's karen gray houston is in the newsroom with reaction. >> jason thomas scott is a professional criminal. he has already been convicted on federal charges for multiple burglaries, armed home invasion robberies and related charges. that he wasn't convicted today of the murders of dolores dewitt and her daughter ebony makes prosecutors more determined and dolores' sister very angry. >> it's very important that he stand trial for this. >> patricia smith watched the first trial and says she's determined to see justice done for her sister dolores dewitt and 20-year-old niece ebony. their charred bodies were found in the trunk of a stolen car in largo in march of 2009. jason scott is already facing 100 years in prison for federal convictions for more than 50 burglaries, nine armed home invasion robberies, carjacking, production of child pornography and gun charges. the mistrial for murder was declare
FOX
Dec 15, 2011 10:00pm EST
skyline plaza apartments on george mason drive at route section in the alexandria section of fairfax county. you're seeing in the lobby there are dozens of people in there who have been out of their homes since 4:15 tonight. you can see the s.w.a.t. team here. an officer walking by a moment ago said this should be over soon. i'm getting the sense this may, in fact, be over. you'll look to the right here. this is the south tower of the kline plaza apartments on the eighth -- skyline plaza apparentlies and it's on the eighth floor that they had their -- apartments and it's at eighth floor that they had an incident this evening. the report of a man with the gun in his apartment on the eighth floor. his apartment faces away to the alexandria community camp us where it was on lockdown and they canceled evening classes and many dozens of people in this sky high rise condo building have been out of their homes coming up on six hours. we spoke to a couple residents a short time ago. >> i went through the garage and the signs are on all the doors you can't enter the south building. i live in
FOX
Mar 14, 2012 10:00pm EDT
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Jan 10, 2012 10:00pm EST
homes in prince george's county was punished for his crimes today. a federal judge sentenced jason scott to 100 years in prison. scott is also a suspect in a high profile murder case. fox 5's paul wagner with details. >> i'm sort of on guard till 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. and my husband is up at 6:00, so pretty much someone is always up and moving in my house. so i will sleep mostly throughout the take, but my husband would sleep at night. so it's a -- day, but my husband would sleep at night. so it's a terrible way to live i know, but now that's the way i have to live. >> jason scott created a tremendous amount of fear and agony in this county. what is represented today is that this man will never again threaten prince george's county and it's because of the men and women of this police department, men and women of atf, the u.s. attorney and state's attorney's office that we can say that and that's what's important. reporter: jason thomas scott was convicted last summer by a federal grand jury of committing 29 residential burglaries, one commercial burglary and nine home invasion all but o
FOX
Sep 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. investigators believe the victim was targeted but have not ientifi him. >>> also, in prince george's county, a deadly home invasion. three masked men stormed a home there in bowie yesterday, early in the morning they killed 39- year-old tyrone richardson, his wife and three children in the house were not hurt. police are looking for a black mercedes with maryland plates know the suspect stole from the home. >>> and a little girl is dead tonight after a pit bull attacked her. the police say the dog attacked the 23 month-old child. they found the child outside where the dog was tied up. the family has had the dog for about 10 years. the sheriff claims he never received any complaints about the anim. the dog was put down by animal control. >>> and another local marine lost his life in the line of duty in afghanistan. 24-year-old jordan chrobat was from frederick, maryland, he was killed in combat over the weekend, the family says. will thomas has more on the story. >> reporter: brian, no family is supposed to bury a child. it just is not supposed to work that way. but for the family of the marine
FOX
Mar 6, 2012 10:00pm EST
plaza. the other four in the top 10 are in prince george's county including new carrollton, capitol heights and largo town center. despite that report metro says violent crime is down. mpd detectives are still investigating a stabbing after a big fight broke out at the l'enfant plaza metro station. it happened a little over a week ago. a young girl who was stabbed was hospitalized with nonlife threatening injuries. passengers at l'enfant plaza say it's common to see unruly teens fighting. this young girl who does not want her face shown was injured in a recent fight at the station, jumped on by a gang of girls. >> i was by myself and that's when the next thing i seen in the corner of my eye, i just seen a hand coming to my face and a group of girls banging my head into the concrete. >> reporter: her mother who does not want us to use her name says she was shocked to get a phone call telling her her daughter had been beaten until she was unconscious. >> the lady grabbed the phone and said ma'am, a group of girls has just jumped your daughter and me and two other people have -- are ho
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
need for more bike lanes in prince george's county and better awareness of cyclists on the road. it's a cause she's vowing to take the to state lawmakers in annapolis and congress, too. no charges have been filed against the driver of that suv so far. >>> another candlelight vigil tonight to remember a d.c. murder victim, friends and family gathering on columbia road northwest to remember ashley mccray. she was found shot to death early saturday morning on bruce place southeast. her sister last saw her leaving a nightclub with a man she'd known a month or two. today police arrested damon sams of southeast on murder charges. >>> another big story tonight at 10:00 comedian stephen colbert taking his act to capitol hill. the fake newsman testified in character at a house subcommittee hearing today tackling several important issues, among them illegal immigration and migrant farming. fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: it was a media frenzy, a long line of journalists and members of the public lined up inside the rayburn building, the hearing room filling in minutes. >>
FOX
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
FOX
Jan 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
live outside the prince georges county police department with the latest details. bob. >> reporter: shawn, prince georges county police say the 49-year-old murder suspect, linwood johnson and victim, lenny harris knew each other. to what extent, they aren't saying. investigators here tonight are confident a troubling mystery has been solved. police were led to this long abandoned property off old fort road in fort washington last thursday by a tipster who said investigators would find a body in a well. they did. it was 53-year-old glenn wood, lenny harris, who had been missing for four months. sources tell us that same caller also gave police the name of at least one possible suspect in the grizzly murder. now prince georges county police have made an arrest in the case, charging 49-year-old linwood johnson of temple hills, maryland, with one count of first-degree murder. >> mr. linwood johnson gave a full written and verbal confession to prince georges county police department homicide detectives just a few hours ago. >> police are not saying whether murder suspect johnson is the
FOX
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
FOX
Oct 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
experienced, very fit, loved her sport. >> reporter: bob spouse it, head coach of george mason -- bob spousta, head coach of george mason's university sculling club said it's unfortunate she turned up missing for a sport she loved to dearly. the massive search resumed at daybreak for shew, a joint effort involving fairfax county police and fire along with neighboring prince william county. they started looking after sandy run park rangers noticed she didn't sign out at the end of the day saturday. >> they looked over at the warehouse where they store the boats and her boat was not on the rack and they noticed her car still in the parking lot. >> reporter: the search was focused downstream at south and head regional park where her boat was found overturned. dive teams deployed special sonar technology to try to get a picture of the bottom of the occoquan reservoir. >> we've also got search and rescue dogs from the virginia task force that have a special skill of being able to pick up human scent not only on shore, but over the water itself. >> reporter: back at sandy run they changed t
FOX
Aug 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
arrests in any of the cases. >>> prince george's county police arrested a teenager for murder in capitol heights saturday. police were called to the scene yesterday and found 29-year-old online oliver davis inside a house and arrested travis hoskins. police say they lived in the house and they were arguing over food. >>> more than 100 people gathered in the parking lot of the sikh temple for a special ceremonies. worshipers lowered the flag and historied a new banner. the group went inside for the first sunday prayer service since last week's deadly shooting. hundreds of sikhs, some from as far away as india gathered outside the white house tonight to mourn the victims. fox5's audrey barnes is live at lafayette park with more. >> reporter: form politician george allen was among those who turned out for the village:the message was one of solidarity and a united show of strength against racial and religious inequality. the vigil drew people from around the world. they came to stand together and to take a stand against violence. >> [inaudible] he was out there trying to -- [inaudible] >> re
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Jan 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
was john kiriakou. >> very interesting. thank you. >>> new tonight police in prince george's county are investigating a murder suiciin officers were called to a home on bramble court last night. they found the bodies of adam ousley and his ex-girl friend. it appears housely shot his girl friend before killing himself. his family members are stunned. >> she was a good person. she cared a lot about her son and school and being a nurse. >> it's like a night meyer that we're trying to wake up from. >> police -- nightmare that we're trying to wake up from. >> police say the couple had a child together and had dated about three years and were no longer seeing each ear. >>> last friday marks the -- other. >>> last friday marks the anniversary of a father's son's suicide and is now pushing for the overall the school's policies and today took a giant leap forward. >> steve stuben was in richmond today at the invitation of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing for change. they have introduced four different bills to change how and when parents are notified about discipline problems at schoo
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Oct 4, 2009 10:00pm EDT
george's county police say an off-duty d.c. cop fired at to men when tre tried to take his car. it happened just before 6:30 this morning on brooks drive in capitol heights. police claim the officer was parking when the suspects approached, pulled out a gun and demanded his keys. that's when the officer drew his police-issued gun. police say one of the men fired at the officer as they took off and he shot back. the officer wasn't hit, but he believes he may have hit one of the men. both suspects managed to get away. >>> a northeast woman devastated tonight after two pit bulls attacked and killed her dog. she was walking her schnauzer poodle mix named raven about 10:15 friday night when the dogs attacked raven. it happened near houston elementary school. jones tried to save her dog but there just wasn't much he could do. >> i tried to hold her to me but she was trying to pull away. i just let her go and told her to run fas but -- [ indiscernible ] they just pulled her and choked her like a rag doll. >> reporter: jones tells fox 5 she doesn't know who the pits belong to one was later
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Jun 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
out. >> reporter: it's one of three violent home invasion robberies in prince george's county last fall. one of the suspects, leonard riddle, pleaded guilty. the other is awaiting tile good this is a senseless, brutal, violent attack. >> reporter: sid who doesn't want his face shown says they about into his home around thanksgiving, tied him up and beat up with a crowbar too. >> the level of vie reasons they showed was almost animalistic. >> reporter: he ended up with 37 staples in his head. >> they don't have a moral standard. i cooperated with them, you know. they asked me questions. they had no reason to keep on beating on me, you know, other than for pure pleasure. >> reporter: prosecutors sent riddle away for 60 years. >> it's going to ensure he's going to be off the streets for decades. >> reporter: answer doesn't know how he found the strength to pull himself from under the credenza and crawl through the broken glass. >> i scooted on my butt through the front door and hollered for help. >> reporter: for what they did to him, he says they deserve far worse. >> i don't really
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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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