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Jan 1, 2012 10:00pm EST
george's county has given people the chance to become homeowners. how my home is helping people learn what it takes to buy and maintain a house.     it's the perfect time to find great deals on the 4g lte devices you love. like the droid bionic by motorola for $199.99. or the pantech breakout for $49.99. our lowest price ever. get the technology you love, on the network you deserve. and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. >>> in two days republicans will have their first winner in the race for the presidential nomination. iowa holds its caucus tuesday night. the sunday morning talk shows were all about this first in the nation contest. melanie alnwick has the roundup. >> reporter: in the final days of campaigning, republican candidates made time to hit the sunday talk show circuits. ron paul along with a sinking michele bachmann and governor rick perry stopped by fox news. sanatorium visited meet the press. >> i've always relied when that crunch times comes in the last two weeks, it's when we'll start to pick up and it's what's happ
FOX
Jul 21, 2009 10:00pm EDT
to you. >>> and workers in prince george's county will soon be getting an unpaid vacation, the county approved the furloughs, forcing the workers to take 10 days of unpaid leave within the next year, that includes firefighters as well. it will save the county 18 million. and the district under fire for spending nearly 13 million a year on empty buildings throughout the city. many of them were empty because of school closures and shelter situations. but they still require security and maintenance. so why doesn't the city just sell the empty buildings? we asked one city council man the question, his answer, tonight at 11:00. >>> and associated press is reporting an independent investigator found evidence that governor sarah palin used private donations to pay her legal debts, which is a violation of law. the reports show she is securing the money from a trust set up by despiters. most of her complaints were dismissed. >>> and a uniformed police officer caught on camera, why he grabbed a woman by the throat. was the government report covered up for a year? no years, check that out, dange
FOX
Feb 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
in their ranking. let's begin with new carrollton, branch avenue, green belt, prince georges plaza, gallery place. metro center, loft on plaza, southern avenue, largo town center and minnesota avenue. here now is a look at additional crime data from metro. metro's own security report outlines disturbing crime trends in 2010, aggravated assault rose to 136 cases this year. metro says robberies are up too, nearly 13%, with more than 1,000 reported cases. most of these robberies are stolen electronic devices. last september, we rode the rails with metro transit police captain leslie campbell talking about the spike in robberies. he said passengers have to be part of the solution. >> as we look over here, you have a young lady using her electronic device. >> reporter: may we approach. >> sure. >> reporter: ma'am, i'm will thomas with fox 5. what would you tell her. >> i want to let you know that we are experiencing a spike in robberies of electronic devices, and we'll remind you to keep your electronic device out of sight, pay attention to your surroundings. >> reporter: it's the video
FOX
Dec 16, 2010 10:00pm EST
of places. it's been a bit slower for them to get to the side roads. prince george's county started off with about 150 or so trucks this morning. they quickly called in another 100 or so. all those crews are now on 12- hour shifts trying to stay ahead of the ice that threaten to make the morning commute a mess. out on the major roads we spotted few problems but some drivers told us they still found a patch or two of ice and they're worried about what the morning commute will bring. >> i'm afraid that, you know, there's going to be some black ice out there. people are going to be slipping and sliding. >> even though the main roads are clear, they're wet. so i'm scared overnight as people stop driving that they'll freeze. >> reporter: in prince george's county there are some 250 trucks out on the road clearing and salting. the light snowfall was the least of their problems. >> the trouble actually has been ice throughout the day because the temperatures are so cold the pavement temperatures have not risen above 22 today and when they're that cold, whatever falls, snow or anything, is
FOX
Jul 30, 2009 10:00pm EDT
off by prince george's county public schools in the wake of an $11.8 million school budget cut. administrators, assistant principals and support staff are among those now polishing up their resumes but it doesn't end there. the school system is also pitching in to help. the same office that provides training for employees to move up is helping some manage their transition out. >> when people are going through a difficult time knowing that -- not knowing where the next paycheck is going to come from, they need the ability to talk about that and talk about the fears. >> they are also offering ewing skills, interviewing skills, resume writing and stress management. >>> whether you're looking for a job or an employer loin g tont hire, check out myfoxdc.com, your one stop job shop. you can list your opening on thbse e itwendandarsech for a new gig too. click on money. once there look for the fox 5 job shop. >>> renovations to d.c. schools without walls are finally complete. mayor adrian fenty and school chancellor michele rhee were there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. the project
FOX
Aug 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
george's county. so what's next for the california case? the judge issued a stay preventing couples from getting married right now but it expires tomorrow. the judge will hold another hearing tomorrow to determine whether he'll extend a stay. an appeal is expected to end up in front of the supreme court. >>> joining me now is the chairman of the stand for d.c. marriage coalition and director of the maryland black family alliance and first black. of the montgomery county branch of the naacp. thanks for being with us tonight. you've been very focal in this fight against -- vocal in this fight against gay marriage. the judge said it was more about equality than being gay. can you understand today's rule something. >> really i cannot. i think that they're riding on the coattails of real civil rights movement. my father was threatened at gunpoint, threatened about voters rights. the penultimate right of every voter or citizen is to vote. and so the judge basically said i don't care what you think, california. what i decided goes and he's abridged the civil rights of a large group of people. a
FOX
Jan 17, 2011 10:00pm EST
george, st. mary's county and calvert. those go until midnight. at that point we think you'll be building in with some rain and your temperature will rise, but it's a mixed mess tonight we are talking about. it's already gotten started. we know, we're hearing reports of people slipping on the sidewalks, some iciness on roads. the snow and sleet will change to freezing rain around midnight. it will be a mix to rain south and east of d.c. you're a bit off the hook down there. the precipitation will end in the early to late morning. we think it will wrap up pretty quickly, but unfortunately, shawn, there could be a buildup of ice, especially north and west, enough to cause some delays potentially in the morning. we're worried about the freezing rain aspect of it. there is a little snow accumulating. you may get up to an inch before it changes over to freezing rain north and west of d.c., lots more to come including the timing in the futurecast when i join you later. >> thank you. >>> meantime crews have been out for hours already treating the roads ahead of this metsy mix. fox 5's a
FOX
Dec 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
legendary d.c. sports broadcaster. george michael died today but his legacy and what he contributed to this area lives on. we're paying tribute next. >>> plus, the reunion years in the making. a father brings his son back from brazil after a five-year custody battle and we have the video. >>> as we head to break, we're tracking santa on norad. he's getting close. soon hll be making his way down south. you can track his path any time on myfoxdc.com. we're back on this christmas eve in just three minutes. stay with us.  it's so hard to choose one. you know, during the sign then drive event, you can get a cc, tiguan or fuel efficient jetta for practically just your signature. you can get scheduled maintenance at no cost. there's got to be more to it than that... i'll never doubt you again. >>> remembering a sportscasting legend. george michael of nbc 4 and the long running george michael sports machine has died. >> he changed the way we watch sports here in the d.c. area and all around the country. sports director dave feldman is here with more. dave? >> he was a pion
FOX
Jan 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
just here but across the country. we'll take you inside the memorial service for george michael. boss: so word's gettint geico customers could save even more on their car insurance by signing up for other things - like homeowner's or renter's insurance. nice work, everyone. exec: well, it's easy for him. he's a cute little lizard. gecko: ah, gecko, actually - exec: with all due respect, if i was tiny and green and had a british accent i'd have more folks paying attention to me too... i mean - (faux english accent) "save money! pip pip cheerio!" exec 2: british? i thought you were australian. gecko: well, it's funny you should ask. 'cause actually, i'm from - anncr: geico. save even more with our new multi-policy discount. laxatives? i've tried all these. this one's gritty. this one can make you bloated. clearly, miralax is the one for me. it relieves my constipation with no harsh side effects. miralax. restore your body's natural rhythm. >>> this adorable dog fell into an icy pond and so did a teenager who ran after it. it could have ended badly but it turned into a story of survival.
FOX
Nov 18, 2010 10:00pm EST
investigation in prince george's county appeared in court today. corporal chong chin kim and delabrer had detention hearings. some of delabrer's leagues and relatives attended the hearing and came to his defense. >> i wish the chief did convict him on the first press conference. throw the officers under the bus and not support him. >> detention hearings for both delabrer and kim were postponed. both men served on the prince george's county police force for at least 15 years. they're accused of participating in a cigarette and alcohol smuggling operation. >>> for the first time in eight years there will be a new top prosecutor in prince george's county. glenn ivey is on his way out replaced by alsobrooks. tonight we talked to the new top prosecutor. >> reporter: you worked with jack johnson. watching that on the news, seeing the county exec getting arrested, seeing the incoming newly elected, his wife, newly elected council member getting arrested as well and then seeing a couple days later a couple police officers, high ranking, sergeant and corporal, also getting arrested fo
FOX
Aug 17, 2009 10:00pm EDT
a deadly stabbing in prince george's county in the 8900 block of rhode island. police found two people there with stab wounds, one later died at the hospital. no word on the other victim's condition. >>> now to fox 5 news traffic alert. there is a big change along the capitol beltway in virginia, causing headaches that are big of the it is part of a construction plan. they shut out 46 b from the outer loop, closing it for nearly six weeks. instead you need to use exit 45 b which is at dulles access road. look for the exit there on the left side of the interstate. the detour signs are posted. >>> there is more trouble brewing tonight in the tropics, two named storms going away, but we have to watch another one closely. it is that big one right there to the right. down there to sue palka, watching hurricane bill. >> we'll watch bill closer, but last night brian we were tracking three system, one on shore, one went away, anna, but bill is getting stronger. let's look at the radar, showing you the systems. bill is the system on the right. a note about claudette, the one that went in
FOX
Mar 15, 2012 10:00pm EDT
alert issued for a boy from prince george's county. >> take a good look at this picture. police say 9-year-old wuilbert joel garcia was taken from done park elementary school in landover this morning by his mother sylvia who does not have custody. fox 5 laura evans is live with the breaking details. >> reporter: tonight prince george's county schools, social workers and the prince george's county police department are very concerned about this. they are concerned about the whereabouts of one of the students who went to this school at dodge park elementary. we spoke with the principal here just a little time ago and the director of the public security here at the school. we'll hear from them in a moment, but we want to tell you a little more about the little boy, wuilbert garcia. he was brought to the school early this morning by his father and at 7:50 this morning the mother, 36-year-old sylvia garcia, she checked him out of the school saying that she was taking him to a doctor's appointment. now we want to show you video that the school just released to us moments ago of the two, the
FOX
Sep 22, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george washington university joins us tonight. it's not every day we hear about space junk the size of a school bus falling to earth. how rare is falling unmonitored space junk? >> oh, it happens all the time but not with things this big. i mean there's pieces falling out of the sky all the time, but they burn up before they hit the earth. this is different because it is so big. the predictions are something like 26 sizable pieces will impact the earth somewhere. >> i guess a lot of people are still trying to figure out why we can't pinpoint where or when this satellite will land. what are you hearing? >> well, this is an oddly shaped thing. it's slowing down just a little bit every time it orbits the 90 minutes and it's tumbling and so when it loses the velocity to keep it in orbit is not very predictable, whether it's orbit one, orbit two, orbit three. sometimes probably tomorrow afternoon -- sometime probably tomorrow afternoon a and until you know which orbit is its last one, you can't say where it's going to come down. >> easy for you to say. let me ask you. this the odds of being h
FOX
Apr 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
have been reports of possible tornadoes in prince george's county, but they are not confirmed yet in. addition to all the damage, people are dealing with minor flooding. >>> our severe weather coverage continues on our website www.myfoxdc.com. you can go this to view pictures and video submitted by viewers as well and upload your video or pictures. we will post the latest developments as the clean-up continues across the south. >>> caught on tape a brazen robbery in broad daylight at a dupont circle men's store. these daytime holdups are going down more often than you might think. fox 5's wisdom martin joins us now with more. >> let's talk about georgetown and the hustle and bustle of busy georgetown there are stores and customers everywhere. there are also young criminals looking to take advantage of a situation. >> reporter: this is video from the g star ross store on connecticut avenue from monday. more than a dozen teenagers rushed in overwhelming customers and employees. they ended up walking away with more than $20,000 in merchandise. >> the group that came in just started leis
FOX
Feb 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
require medical attention. john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> police in prince george's county tonight still looking for the suspects in another home invasion, this one in bowie, maryland. two armed men broke into a mouse on henderson chapel road around 6 -- house on henderson chapel road around 6 a.m. this morning. they tied up two adults and stole property and took off in the owner's 1999 jaguar with maryland plates. >>> two area lawyers taking on facebook. find out how they say your privacy is at risk. >>> plus this dog might have nine lives rescued from a shelter where he was about to be destroyed and then hit by a car and rescued by a local family. >>> tonight at 11:00 evidence in the uva murder trial was mostly blocked from everyone's view except the jury and sketch artist. tonight on the news edge at 11:00 his take on the emotional trial.  >>> i think we all pretty much know cats have nine lives. tonight karen gray houston has a story about a dog who has at least three or four lives, right? >> at least a couple. his name is spot. he was rescued from a shelter
FOX
Aug 4, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. >>> more than 37 million people nationwide took part in national night out. >>> and prince george's county police making an arrest in a shooting on livingston road. two people shot, one will be okay. the shooting began with an argument in the apartment, samuel fortune is charged with first degree murder. >>> and a $2000 dress, possibly snatched by that person. kind of a strange question, but is that a man or woman? it is just one of the questions that the cops want answered in this event. >>> cash for clunkers, need a lot more than two grand to see help on the cash infusion. >> and one practice today for the skins. but many injury concerns. an update on that, straight ahead. >>> all right, d.c.'s mayor made promises and now he is making good on them. we'll explain when we come back.  . >>> this surveillance video here giving you a look tonight at a phenomenon called swarming, it is when a mob of people hits a convenience store to rob it. this one happened in stockton, california, it was more of an effective mo, because the mob hits everybody in the store. an
FOX
May 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
man, call prince george's county police. >>> new details tonight in the mid-airplane collision in virginia monday. state police have identified dr. james michael duncan as one of the men killed in the crash. duncan worked for the national transportation safety board as a medical advisor. he worked as a flight is your jan for nasa. he headed the nasa team that helped official rescue the 33 miners trapped in a chilean mine. thomas proofman was at the control of this plane which lost part of a wing and tale >>> the wing of a cargo plane taxiing at chicago o'hare clipped a it commuter plane. passengers had to be removed from the american eagle commuter jet. passengers and crews on both planes were checked out 0 as a precaution. no one was hurt. the f.a.a. is investigating. >>> a springfield, virginia, family is mourning the loss of a loved one in afghanistan. chief warrant officer john pratt was one of two people killed in a helicopter crash on memorial day. fox 5's tom fitzgerald talked to some of his fellow coworkers. >> reporter: john pratt used to work at the haley company, a real
FOX
Feb 22, 2011 10:00pm EST
western loudoun and even into prince george's county annapolis i noticed even had a 3-inch amount, 1 to 3 inches there. the heaviest snow by far and away up along the mason dixon line. just to give you some specifics, frederick did have about 5 inches of snow, annapolis 3, columbia 3 1/2, in the district about 1/2-inch mostly sleet with snow on top, ashburn 1.2 and martinsburg, west virginia, 4 inches. sleet definitely played havoc with the forecast and also on the roads this morning. some flurries as mentioned in our weather headlines the next few hours. tomorrow it will be quiet and maybe little warmer, how about 40 degrees? it's not like last week when we had our record heat and three days at or above 70, but at least here's some good news. our next storm for those of you who don't want more snow will be liquid getting going thursday afternoon into friday and there may, in fact, be heavy rain with that kind of in two waves. we'll have to watch that, the heaviest rain coming in overnight into friday morning, maybe lingering into part of the afternoon as well. now we're still not te
FOX
Feb 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
strategies in george huguely's murder trial still ahead.  never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. we can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> mitt romney is leading the bask republican presidential nominees after win -- pack of republican presidential nominees after winning two consecutive state caucuses in florida and nevada. now his opponents are looking ahead and trying to bounce back with new strategies. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the political roundup. >> reporter: rick santorum takes his sweater vest and heads out west where some polls show him doing pretty well among voters in missouri and colorado. he appeared on fox news sunday. >> we've got three states comin
FOX
Nov 15, 2009 10:00pm EST
. fox 5's robyhavez picks up the story. >> reporter: outside the flee market, 87-year-old george parks' truck is draped in black. just to the side a wreath marks the spot in the parking lot where the elderly owner was beaten to death with a baseball bat. >> we never heard anything. >> reporter: carolyn and john shepherd were inside the market and ran out to help but it was too late. >> you don't ever want to see that. it's hard. i saw what the guy had done to him. >> his face was beat bad enough, you couldn't recognize him. >> reporter: talk year county deputies -- fauquier county deputies quickly arrested the suspect. the family can't believe it because parks enjoyed his customers. >> he was around to help anybody. he greeted anybody that came in. when they came to the flea market, he would give the small kids a sucker as they came through the door. >> reporter: witnesses say there was nothing unusual about the suspect as he walked around the flea market looking for a bat. in fact he found one, even paid parks for t. seconds later he allegedly used that bat to beat parks to deat
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
Oct 2, 2011 10:00pm EDT
barbour on face the nation. >> people will choose between the failed economic plan of george bush and the economic plan of president obama which has stablized our economy and with some help could actually move it forward. >> obama had the biggest democratic majority in congress since lyndon johnson. they passed everything he wanted including ramming obamacare down country's throat and now they complain well, gee, we didn't get everything we wanted those mean republicans. bill clinton never did that. ronald reagan never did that. when they had congress in other parties, they led and this president is going to learn how to lead or he's going to go back to chicago. >> reporter: and what of that populous anger against wall street, the president's economic plan now getting pushed back from some prominent pro business democrats like ted leonsis and bet's robert johnson. >> you don't get people to like you by attacking them or demeaning their success. i group a family of 10 kids, first one to go to -- grew up in a family of 10 kids, first one to go to college and i've earned my success and t
FOX
Aug 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
george's county and charms, a couple of -- charles, a couple of things east of camp springs. nothing that's a real big deal. perhaps u get some free lawn watering out of a couple of these but most of these will be dying out as we go through the next few hours. temperature wise that was a bigger deal today. 98 degrees. at least it wasn't as troopically humid as it has been at other times but this 98 did tie a record set back in 1943. 95 and 97 for dulles and bwi. no record set there. dulles may break a record tomorrow though. we certainly know it's going to be hot and humid again tomorrow. more humid tomorrow than it was today. some spotty afternoon thunderstorms could cook up with that increase in humidity. it will be less hot by thursday, though. i think that's when we may get to 9 on or perhaps the upper 80s. we're spinning this the best we can, folks. yes, another tropical storm may be forming. we have tropical depression five tonight that could become danielle. 's in the gulf of mexico. i'll show you the track on that in a moment. still a sultry 88 degrees this hour. it's like somebody
FOX
Aug 10, 2009 10:00pm EDT
gunman who killed three women then himself at a pennsylvania gym last week. george sodini was apparently questioned by police just the week before that shooting. he was taken into custody after a passenger on a bus reported seeing a man with a grenade. but police say the witness couldn't identify sodini so they let him go. authorities say he kept a blog planning the attack and referenced a grenade in one of his many diaries. >>> the seventh person accused of plotting terrorist attacks to be carried out all over the world will stay behind bars for now. he was in court today after asking last week for a new attorney and a new translator. he and six others were arrested in north carolina and all seven will be held until their trial. an eighth person is still at large believed to be in pakistan. >>> a deadly day in iraq. ten bombings have left at least people dead. one happened never mow -- near mosul the other near baghdad. all appeared to be directed at the shiite members living in those areas. they say shiites have held back on retaliating which is a good sign. >>> the taliban
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 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, george zornick, senior reporter for thinkprogress.org, the news and blog site for the liberal think tank. tom, let's start with you. she's obviously getting a lot of flack but what's the big deal? she went with her daughter. brought a couple of other people with them. they brought their daughters and that family flew commercial. the obamas flew on the government plane obviously but the white house is saying hey, they reimbursed the government for two first class air tickets. >> it's more than the air tickets. they're not paying the money for air force one. there's no transparency about the total cost of not just the first lady's trip but any trip by the president, by members of congress that we just saw that many people are not going on vacation. they see the president and the first lady in particular taking a lot of time off and they're trying to keep their jobs at the same time. i think people view this as something that really didn't show good judgment. >> tom, you certainly know president bush took more vacation time than any other president. they often said he was working in cr
FOX
Jul 4, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. firefighters in prince georges county have been asked to step up their efforts so more stations can keep helping people during severe budget cuts. john henrehan re. >> reporter: because of the slide in real estate prices tax collection is way down in prince georges county. to cope with a projected spending deficit county officials haverder cut backs in virtually all departments including one day closures of selected fire stations. guy patterson found out about this the hard way on thursday when he brought his ailing mother to unmanned chill am fire station e a volunteer and picked up an emergency phone and patterson 's mom was taken to the hospital. patterson was dismayed that station 44 was closed on thursday when his mom might have needed immediate first aid. >> i think it's kinds of strange. usually when you pull up to a firehouse you expect somebody to be there. >> reporter: six prince georges county stations were supposed to be closed on the fourth of july but brass put out an urgent calling for volunteers to report to duty and they did so. volunteers manned fifth six stations. at t
FOX
Oct 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
history at every turn. >> our streets were designed by george washington and they're not designed for motor coaches or hotel traffic to get to our waterfront. >> reporter: boyd walker is one of many residents who gathered in old town sunday night fighting against a plan currently considered to rezone and redevelop the waterfront area. the plan would bring new jobs, new businesses and new hotels to the waterfront, but some worry that could destroy the historical value. >> the city council seems to be working with developers to create a plan that favors the developers and doesn't favor the history of alexandria. >> reporter: sunday night councilwoman belle pepper came to hear about the alternative plan proposed by this group. >> i'm going to see if we can compromise. >> reporter: councilwoman pepper has been on the council for years and has never seen so much passion over an issue. >> the community is really divided. >> reporter: this issue is still being debated in a city committee, no decision has been made. this vocal group would like more parks, museums and no added traffic and they
FOX
Nov 28, 2011 10:00pm EST
past the second round of the playoffs and i guess the rumors were and i guess george mcphee confirmed them today, he felt some of the star players had tuned bruce out and weren't listening to him. lately they had lost a lot fall ton eighth place in the eastern conference. so -- fallen to eighth place in the eastern conference. so today they made the change. bruce boudreau was fired today, almost four years to the day after he was hired. after a record breaking 7-0 start to this season, the caps faltered losing eight of their last 11 and 10 of their last 15. after saturday's bad loss in buffalo gm george mcphee felt like he had no choice. >> the reason for the change was we weren't winning obviously and this wasn't a slump. you can ride out slumps. this was simply a case of the players were no longer responding to bruce. when you see that, as much as you don't want to make change, you have to make change. reporter: four years ago mcphee made another change hiring boudreau from hershey, pennsylvania to replace gren hamlin. in that time -- brenham lynn. in that time bruce took -- glenn h
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Apr 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
stay and eat and do things in the city while they're here. >> reporter: at george mason university study says in all these visitors are expected to spend $126 million in the region. and city officials say it cld not come at a better time. >> our hotels were sold out. our hotels are sold out tonight. the nice thing about it is that the festival falls over the easter weekend which is not a traditional time when our hotels are sold out so we're really excited. >> reprter: officials say it may take a while to dig out of the tourism slump the city suffered through the past snowy winter but the tourism outlook is starting to look a whole lot brighter n. washington, jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >>> despite metro's problems over the last year, 67% of riders rated the system's safety as excellent or good. in a new "washington post" poll 42% of riders approved of metro's response to recent accident, including the crash last june that killed nine people. 45% of riders disapprove of the response. >>> a mad house outside an l.a. courtroom today. fans swarmed the conrad murray hearing. the doctor
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Nov 23, 2011 10:00pm EST
next to the mashed potatoes and stuffing. >> liberty and peace will retire to george washington's estate at mount vernon to live out the rest of their days. >>> the first family spread some holiday cheer at the capital area food bank in northeast today. they filled reuseable grocery bags with food for dozens of people in need. the obama family has an annual tradition of community service helping low income families and seniors in our area. >>> with millions out of work and the economy struggling, many in our area are counting their blessings. the annual feast of sharing took place in the convention center earlier today. it helped thousands. fox 5's matt ackland reports. reporter: thanksgiving dinner came a day early for thousands of people in need, a full menu and full service at the 12th annual feast of sharing at the convention center. all the food here donated by safeway. >> anybody that needs a meal they bring them in. so that's beautiful. >> it's good to know we still have people in the world with good hearts '. reporter: shelly young has volunteered at the event for nine yea
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Dec 9, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >>> a deadly hit and run in prince george's county is now under the microscope. a young woman is dead, her brother in critical condition, the driver still on the loose. both were hit last night in capitol heights along a stretch of road where the streetlights were dark. fox 5's wisdom martin has more down in the newsroom. wisdom? >> on a dark heavily traveled road in capitol heights police say two people were victims of a hit and run. one of the victims, 28-year-old crystal brown, did not survive. the news came as a shock to brown's friends. >> i cried this morning. i called my mom. >> reporter: tamika forward grew up with brown and lived in the same apartment building and said brown lived here with her mom and two brothers. >> they walked everywhere together like to the grocery store, to the library. where he they had to go they'd walk. >> reporter: -- wherever they had to go they'd walk. >> reporter: just after 5:00 last night brown and her brother were trying to cross the street near county road and walker mill when someone driving a 1990 model gold honda accord hit both of th
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Jun 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
two degrees from both nyu and george washington university. in court, devoux was held without bond. >> roby chavez, than. >>> five metro employees were removed from duty after a tin car train was mistakenly put into service. the problem, the platform is only eight cars long. the green line train lef branch avenue station. 20 minutes later riders were asked to get off. the train was returned to the railyard. the workers will undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of the investigation. >>> developing in the gulf of mexico the officials say the cap on the blown out oil well is collecting a half million gallons of oil a day. but there are still plenty of worries above the surface. check out this woman on a beach in alabama. sun bathing with a gas mask. it paints a very different picture of what things are like in the real world. fox 5's laura evans live in the web center with the latest. >> reporter: nearly 50 days after the bp oil spill began government officials say they are making progress trying to contain some of the this oil that is flowing out of the ruptured well. still no on
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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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Mar 16, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> right now at 10:00 actor george clooney arrested in d.c. today, what landed the leading man in cuffs. >> a series of crimes starting a northern virginia community, what thieves are taking and how the people who live there are making it easy for them. >> and the mother of a woman who was shot, killed and dumped in the middle of connecticut avenue this week speaks out about her tragic loss. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >> i'm wisdom martin. >>> we start with the arrest of actor george clooney. it happened during a protest outside the sundanese embassy in d.c. the demonstration comes two days after clooney testified on the hill about mounting violence in the sudan and just one day after meeting with president obama about the same thing. protestors gathered at the embassy of sudan in wash to complain that the president of that nation is block -- washington to complain that the president of that nation is blocking food aid to starving people. george clooney put his star power behind the demonstration. clooney
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Feb 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
lacrosse player george huguely is about to get underway. huguely is a accused of killing his girl friend yeardley love back in 2010. >> reporter: at 6:18 this evening each side in the case finally agreed that they had a pool of 28 people who are qualified to serve on the jury. tomorrow morning at 9:15 the prosecution will have what are called strikes. that is, they can remove people from that pool. the defense also has strikes and they will get down to final panel of 12 jurors and three alternates. as soon as that is done, the opening hearing you'll will begin. part of the problem in selecting this jury is that all of the potential jurors came from the city of charlottesville. this is where the murder took place. this is where george huguely was a varsity lacrosse player and was a senior here at the university of virginia. yeardley love was a varsity lacrosse player and senior here at the university of virginia. this story received saturation coverage and many people who were called as jurors have some connection to the university. they either work here or know somebody who works
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Feb 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
and search for d.c. weather. >>> our other big story tonight, a prince george's county councilwoman is dodging our questions and using security to keep the crams away. police clocked her going -- the cameras away. police clocked her going 105 miles per hour on the beltway last week and let her off with only a warning. will thomas has the story. >> a 14 year police veteran who said he spotted councilwoman karen toles going over 100 miles per hour on the beltway first thought her county vehicle and suv may have been stolen. he didn't know who was driving. by the time she stopped several cruiser had her car surrounded. we have also learned from a well placed source this is not the first time recently toles has been stopped by a prince george's county police officer for allegedly driving very fast. >> that would never happen unless she was who she was. it's not possible that that would happen. >> reporter: he frequently defends clients in prince george's county traffic cases. if councilwoman karen toles was traveling 50 miles per hour over the speed limit on the beltway one week ago, th
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Oct 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
to see we also have -- actual cling george, sorry, getting my kings mix -- king george, sorry, getting my kings mixed up. we have a number of flash flood warnings going going for a while in fairfax county, and culpeper. watch out until about 11:00 for flash flood warnings and i can't finish until i mention a bit of drama that happened tonight. at the university of maryland a lot of kids were receiving warnings via the campus system there was a tornado coming and it was about to hit the campus. >> on their phones, text messaging? >> text messages, tweets and those were unfortunately not because of anything that the national weather service sent out. a long story short, no tornado but a lot of panic. the sirens went off. we think we know what happened and that's going to be leading the news edge at 11:00 tonight. so no tornado. there was never a tornado coming toward college park this afternoon, but a lot of people were really terrified because they had a bad history in 2001, an ef3 there. we thank our interns. they were the first ones to say show us where the tornado is and we
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Sep 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
breaking news right now in prince george's county. a teenager shot in a hyattsville park tonight died. it happened on nicholson street after 7:00. right now investigators are looking for the gunman. we'll get more information and keep you updated. >>> a dog shot in the streets at a late summer festival. people everywhere heard the gunshot that came from an officer's gun. the whole thing started when that dog and another one confronted each other and ended with a devastated owner and an angry community. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now. >> a lot being said about this. tonight we learned a little more about the sharpie and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was -- the shar- pei and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was aggressive and others say he often appeared at community events and was gentle. they aren't sure what happened between the two dogs that are fighting. the rescue group said the shooting was tragic and unwarranted. >> where there is hatred, let me so love. >> reporter: prayers for a dog killed at the hands of d.c. police. days after the shooting the anger and sadnes
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Oct 6, 2011 10:00pm EDT
associate professor in general surgery and surgical oncology at george washington university hospital. >> sometimes they do spread early for these eye let cell tumors that are more aggressive. it's just that they are more slow growing, a little more insidious than the typical kind of panic a young cancers. so the course can -- pancreatic cancers. so the course can often be a few years, three to seven years or so. >> we have much more on the life and legacy of steve jobs on our website www.myfoxdc.com from his contributions to technology to his inspirational messages heard around the world and more on the pancreatic cancer that ultimately cut his life short all on our homepage. >>> coming up the latest design for another memorial on the national mall. >>> plus now is your chance to own a piece of capitol hill history, we'll explain. >>> but first here's fox business network's liz macdonald. ald. >> more fallout from solyndra, fox reporting the head of the u.s. department of energy's loan program is stepping down. that's caused more than 1 1/2 billion dollar loans to the now bankrupt so
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Mar 18, 2010 10:00pm EDT
george's county's state's attorney. >> i don't think this is an instance where there will be an inability o bring charges. the decision will be what type of charges are brought and most significantly whether it's adult or juvenile court. >> reporter: the 13-year-old suspect has been moved to another facility in western maryland. judges send juveniles to murphy cottage but t indiscernible ] beth parker, fox 5 news. >>> we have new details tonight about the death of a virginia tech student. morgan harrington's body was found in january on a farm in al marlboro county. they say her bones were shattered. they believe her killer damaged the boadges. her death has not been -- the cause of her death has not been released. >>> threatening e-mails and internet postings come nearly three years after a maacre that left 32 people and the gunman dead. investigators say the threats originated in italy but they're not believed to be credible. the university's president says classes will continue and security has been stepped up. >>> tracking terror tonight. the woman known as jihad jane is coo
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Dec 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
a book deal. he's previously represented president obama, george w. bush and bill clinton. knox was freed from an italian prison in october. knox and her former boyfriend were accused of killing her british roommate in 2007. >>> if you're worried about your kid sexting, your concerns may be overblown. the university of new hampshire's crimes against children research center questioned 1,500 internet users between the ages of 10 and 17. turns out only 1 percent say they've actually shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity. >>> a teenager's tearful youtube video has gained worldwide attention. jonathan mallory used note cards to describe how he cut himself, even attempted suicide several times over the past eight years. he said it's partly because he's gay, but his message ends with a declaration he is not going anywhere because he has a million reasons to be here. today he posted a new video thanking the people who reached out for their support. >>> coming up tonight on the news edge at 11:00 it was scandal that rocked prince george's county county, the coun
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Sep 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
northwest that left a george washington university student brain dead. witnesses say patrick casey was hit in the face outside a mcdonald's early friday morning. fox 5's wisdom martin is following this one. >> police made contact with most of the people involved in the confrontation at the mcdonald's on m street and now six days after patrick casey was attacked his parents continue their search for answers. new questions from paul and gail casey about how police are handling the investigation into the death of their son. >> if there's a threat to the community, to the public and you've got a severe head injury, i think that's something that people need to be told about and notified about. >> reporter: late friday night, early saturday morning witnesses say patrick casey met two friends at the m street mcdonald's. three suspects who were already inside causing trouble turned their attention to patrick and his friends. the police report says patrick and his friends were leaving when there was sailor confrontation and one of the suspects hit him. -- a verbal confrontation and one of the suspe
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Nov 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
arrested was george sweeny from georgetown university. his mother's reaction tonight at 11:00. >> we could not have asked for a more beautiful day, blue skies, mild temperatures. it's getting chilly, though, right now. so grab a count if you're heading out for all those midnight dials. gwen tolbart is in the weather center with the details tonight. >> hi. we had an absolutely fabulous day today, couldn't have asked for anything better. let's look at our maps, a range of high pressure in control dominating our skies and keeping the clouds at bay leaving us with clear skies into the course of tonight. it's 49 degrees now at national airport, light southerly wind and the winds were gusty earlier today. we're finally getting a break in the wind department, humidity 71%. our highs today above the seasonal average, at least 6 to 7 degrees. we reached 61 at national, the same at dulles and 60 degrees at bwi airport. right now it's 48 degrees at national airport, 42 degrees at dulles. we've got 46 at baltimore, 46 to the south at fredericksburg and not too chilly for the late night shoppers. black
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Mar 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
secretary george little on monday called these killings deplorable but an isolated incident. at this point little says there is of indication this individual acted on his own. -- every indication this individual acted on his own. >>> a u.n. official claims the soldier accused of leak information to wikileaks was subject to inhuman and cruel treatment. aiding the enemy is one of the 22 charges against manning. >> if you've been outside, it is a mild night tonight, but we may see a few showers working in. sue, i'm hoping these mild temperatures will be hanging around. >> by the end of the week you'll be saying you know what, it's too hot around here. >> i promise not to complain. >> i know you like it warm. we've definitely got it warm. the temperature went up 3 degrees in the last hour. it's still 67, but as mentioned and behind me, there are a few showers that will work their way through the region tonight. believe me, they're very hit or miss, nothing you have to worry about taking an umbrella later tonight. you might want it handy tomorrow. there will be a couple showers here and t
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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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Mar 18, 2012 10:00pm EDT
train and a tow truck in prince george's county last night. the truck was trying to get a car off the tracks. police say the car's driver had been drinking and thought the tracks were a road. no one was injured here either. >>> the washington regional alcohol program said it took more than 600 potential drunk drivers off the street last night. the soberride program gave free rides to 606 st. patrick day revelers. that's the most rides ever provided in one night and it translates to one ride every 71 seconds. the program offers free cab rides worth up to $30 if you've been drink too much on a holiday. -- drinking too much on a holiday. >>> we are learning more family details about the army staff sergeant accused in the mass murder of 16 afghan civilians. sergeant robert bales and his wife had a history of financial problems. they reportedly abandoned a home years ago. days before the shooting they asked to abandon their current home. sergeant bales was arrested for assaulting a girl friend in 2002 and was charged with a hit and run after falling asleep at the wheel in uniform. earlier
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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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Dec 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
tomorrow morning. >>> injuries for fans at the redskins football game today. prince george's county fire officials say an escalator stopped working suddenly. it isn't yet know why it stopped working, but a few fans were earlier. nothing too serious, though. two people were taken to the hospital to check out minor injuries. >>> before the game, fans got a new layer of security as they came into the stadium. redskins security teams starting using hand held metal detectors. stadium officials warned this might cause more delay getting into the stadium. the procedure will continue from now on. so plan accordingly. you'll be asked to take your keys, phone and change out of your pockets before you get to the checkpoint. >>> redskins looking for consecutive wins for the first time since september. a lot of fingers crossed. today's opponent, the new york jets, seemed like they had a good shot, considering this. the skins have t of nine meetings with the jets. >> dave feldman has a breakdown of what happened. >> a lot. as if things weren't bad enough for them on the field, they'll get worse.
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