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Dec 22, 2009 10:00pm EST
georges county wanted to make sure it was enough although it wasn't easy they found out. >> come on down. >> reporter: prince george's county police corporal is leading the spirited distribution handing out bags full of goodies. >> that's what i'm talking about. all right. you have a good christmas. >> reporter: to hundreds of needy families. >> i have the army men for my son and also scatter gores and a wonderful science kit in here. >> with us being in a recession, times are hard and normally i'm able to do a lot and this year i wasn't. so this is a blessing. >> reporter: they're waiting in very long lines the toy give away postponed from saturday. >> i'm a single mother of six. right now i'm only working a part time job. so it's helping out me and my family. my sister's over here she's a single mother of four. >> what she didn't tell you is without this our kids probably wouldn't be having anything for christmas. we're very grateful for toys for tots. >> reporter: she is here to pick up toys for her grandchildren whose mother was killed in this summer's horrific metro crash. >> w
FOX
Feb 19, 2011 10:00pm EST
southern prince george's county now where firefighters have been on the run all day long. right now, the fear of a hot spot that could reignite is a big concern. in fact, out-of-state firefighters are on hand helping, too. matt akland has more from outside of clinton, maryland. >> reporter: firefighters on this part of the county, the southern part of prince george's county closed through the clip ton area have been very busy throughout the day. about 20 structures have caught on fire. this wind is really causing a huge problem. to give you an example, it's hard to see behind me but it was burning earlier today and sparks from that fire actually blew across this major road over to that house and caught the rear of that home on fire. it's been impossible to control. the wind has been the fire's best friend today and the worst enemy for the residents who live in this community. many of them evacuated. >> it is very scary. >> reporter: gina ball watches the flames and smoke get just too close to her home. across the field, firefighters use a bull doze en to build a -- a bulldozer to bu
FOX
Jul 20, 2010 10:00pm EDT
history. good evening, i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. the prince george's chief is releasing details about what he calls one of the most dangerous criminals to strike in the county. it's a story first broke on myfoxdc.com. >> reporter: he is young, educated, and police call him one of the most dangerous criminals in prince george's county's history. deloris de witt and karen loston did not know each other, but both women were nurses, had teenage daughters and lived less than a mile apart. police say they were killed by the same man. prince george's county police chief roberto hilton and the detectives that worked the case displayed thousands of pages of evidence but the public doesn't get to look at the details. that's because authorities are still waiting for an indictment from a grand jury. what police do say is the man is in his 20s, worked for a delivery company and is already locked up on unrelated federal charges. >> i use the term serial criminal because he's done additional crimes beyond murder, so this is an individual that by the time this -- you actually
FOX
Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
nit. more on the terps' trouble. george mason, and georgetown, at large town from the big east. on the georgetown campus, the faithful gathered to watch the news. they're a sixth seed and will face the winner of southern california and bcu. georgetown will play friday in chicago, and today the coach was asked if he was happy being a sixth seed. >> i think at this time of year, the matchups are so much more important than the numbers. and the 6th seed fair in i probably had us going anywhere 6, 7, 8 or 9, and all of it may have been fair. >> out of the south lands conference, and alabama state, winners of the southwestern athletic conference -- [ applause ] george mason, patriots. >> more celebration in fairfax, virginia. they'll take on villa nova. the at large bid for mason, their first since 2006, when the patriots became the darlings of the tournament, making it all the way to the final four. >> it's a very different feeling than i had in '06 where all the experts were saying we weren't going to get in. now all the experts -- and they were wrong. now all the experts are saying,
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
, we had quite a lightning show in prince georges, the district in fairfax was also saying they were watching the lightning, and you can see the last of the shores crossing not too far from the bay bridge, chester town to dover, everything moving east rapidly. and you can see it on true view as we put it into motion here. nothing behind it, but check out the temperatures today, because 95 degrees was our high temperature, it was very hot and humid, in fact we tied a record in dulles, 94 was also set in 1980. i wish i could tell you these storms were bringing in cooler air for the first full day of fall. the front that triggered them won't move through tonight. i'll let you know if we have storms to chase tomorrow too, shawn and brian . >>> another big story we're following tonight, a navy seal from our area killed in afghanistan. brendon loony grew up in montgomery county. he was a star athlete in high school, went to the naval academy and then to war. bob barnard is here with the story, bob. >> reporter: central to the story of brendan loony, for his large silver spring family, love
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Aug 13, 2010 10:30pm EDT
: in both cases the kids were rescued unharmed. in the d.c.-prince george's county case, police used the mother's cell phone still inside the stolen vehicle to call the man in the car. in fairfax county the kids were ordered out of the car a short time after the vehicle was taken. fortunately no one was injured but aaa worries about the next time and has issued a warning to its members across our area. >> carjackings are the most terrifying incidents you can be involved in and it's heart wrenching and gut wrenching when a child is involved. >> reporter: john towson with aaa points to the weather as being a big factor. this time of year parents keep the cars running to keep the ac flowing for the kids inside. but what they don't realize is that their unlocked, running cars are perfect targets for criminals. >> because of the heat, because many people are careless. many people let their guards down. >> reporter: matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> aaa reports most vehicle crimes happen at commercial locations like gas station, grocery stores and atm, places where people plan to just be aware
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Mar 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
reportedly fearful for his life, george zimmerman's side of the story is being heard. this as millions across america continue to rally demanding justice for trayvon martin. [ chanting ] >> reporter: it's been nearly a month since 17-year-old trayvon martin died and the outrage across the nation continues to build. many calling for the arrest of watch man george zimmerman want to see justice, despite his claims of self-defense. now a man refusing to go on camera bagging occupy zimmerman's claiming, saying he heard cries for help on that february evening, and saw a person in a hoodie straddling a man in a red sweater. >> when i got upstairs and looked down, the person that was on top beating up the other guy was the one laying in the grass and i believe he was dead at that point. >> reporter: zimmerman's legal advisors say the man was hurt in a confrontation. >> he suffered a broken nose and has an injury to the back of the head. i think he was delayed to getting to the doctor and didn't have stitches. >> reporter: the justice department's civil rights division and fbi are conducting their own
FOX
Jul 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >>> but we begin with a developing story in prince george's county, an underground metro train derailment that happened just as the evening rush got underway causing commuter chaos. the effects of the accident will be felt all weekend long. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm laura evans. metro says three train cars jumped the tracks near the west hyattsville station on the green line. question now, did the extreme heat play a role? fox 5's audrey barnes is monitoring metro live in hyattsville with more. >> reporter: green line service between hyattsville and -- between ft. totten and the prince gorge's plaza has been suspended while the accident is investigated. they'll run buss to take people where they need to go -- buses to take people where they need to go. this fan shaft was essentially an escape hatch for the 55 passengers on the cars that derailed. it was the only way to get them out. firefighters in full turnout gear had too go in after them. >> metro held -- to go in after them. >> metro held the people on the train. metro shut off the electricity on the rail and o
FOX
Feb 26, 2012 10:00pm EST
in prince george's county today starting after 1:00 today when an officer tried to pull someone over. police say the driver tried to outrun the officer, got stopped at a barricade, and reversed the car into the police cruiser before taking off again. eventually the driver and passengers got out and ran. one person was arrested, but all the others are still on the run. >>> it's been several weeks since harry thomas junior resigned from d.c. council and pleaded get to embezzling from the district. the funds meant for youth sports programs. leaders from the organization where thomas was able to steal most of the money will be in front of a committee tomorrow, trying to figure out how thomas did it without anyone finding out. >> the chairman of this committee says he has many questions to ask when it comes to how thomas was able to rob about $350,000 and he wants to know if new procedures in place will insure this doesn't happen again. federal officials say thomas was able to use his influence as a council member to funnel the money into his own pocket. tomorrow officials from cyitc will
FOX
Jun 15, 2011 10:00pm EDT
, men pay $1 to $2 more for the same services. the prince georges county man says the law is on his side so he's suing for a whopg $200,000. you think that's outrageous? this gw law professor and legal pioneer says accident not so fast. it may be in line. rich's nail salon, land over maryland, we'll show you what happened when we tried to get a response to the lawsuit. >> we called owner. is the owner here. >> i was angry and humiliated. >> reporter: he's the former customer who says he paid a dollar more than women did for his man cure. the broshoe lays it out. a maniceur for women including polish is $9. for gentlemen, it's 10. as well services charge men $1 to $2 more. >> i feel i'm being discriminated based on my gender. there's nothing to say that my hands or nails are any different from a woman's nails. nobody measures my hands or my finger nails. >> reporter: the man hired attorney jimmy bell and filed a lawsuit against the owner of rich's. >> we're asking for $100,000 in compensatory damages for the humiliation and discrimination, and $100,000 in punitive damages, which is t
FOX
Apr 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. the victim was seriously injured. >>> a prince georges county police officer has been suspended while investigators look into his possible involvement in a drug case. a spokesman says steven kingman was with a woman when she was pulled over in d.c. friday night and arrested for drug possession. kingman has not been charged with any crime. >>> ten years ago today, a huge tornado hit the town of laplata, maryland. it did extensive damage. that school was rebuilt and today, the students, they held an event to celebrate with family and friends. their activity was around a twist theme. game of twister and world record breaking twist dance. >>> what in the world happened to spring? it felt like winter today, didn't it? it came back for a little while. let's check on the rest of your weekend. hi gwen. >> actually, i think the last couple of nights it felt like winter, too. things are going to warm up. that's the good news, and winds were brisk as well. let's take a look at our maps. a lot of clouds. you can see all the precipitation has been moving its way across our area in the course of to
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
Aug 7, 2009 10:00pm EDT
rails or hit the highway it is all right there. >>> new tonight, prince george's county police need help to track down an armed robber. this is a picture of the man they are wanting, as you can see there. wearing a tell-tale gucci hat, police say he hit at least four stores. the way he did it, pretended to be a customer, then pulled the gun on the cashier. they think he went off in a lored car. >>> and burglars targeting these areas here, take a look. fair oaksa clmcin, among others, they have homes that have a hindu symbol in the home or displayed around the house. all the break-ins are taking place during the day when the owners are not at home. coming up at 11, the reaction to the crimes and the warnings for residents. >>> and a federal appeals court upheld the death penalty of muhammad. they rejected questions regading the 23 trial. the shootings by muhammad and lee malvo scared the d.c. area in 2002. in all, 10 people were klled in four states. >>> and the gunman who killed people at a health club bought the weapons at a store that sold it to seung-hui cho. sodine killed four,
FOX
Feb 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
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FOX
Jan 2, 2010 10:00pm EST
offenders. >>> a prince georges county family needs your help to find a pair of sisters who vanished. the 14-year-old roxanne and 11- year-old deja owen didn't come home after visiting a relative's home on tuesday. the family is gathered at their home in capitol heights making phone calls, putting up flyers, anything they can do. they live with their aunt who hopes they can see this message right now. >> reporter: wanted ton we love and you miss you so much. we need you home. if anyone has them, please, please, send them home. we love them. this is where they need to be. >> the last time anyone saw the girls was wednesday near the shoppers food warehouse on old marlborough pike. >>> to a bizarre crime in ennessee, where police busted a man they say was cooking a batch of methamphetamine in the back seat of his car. a gas station attendant is the one who called police because the car was sitting at the pump for almost an hour. investigators claim the driver was passed out while the drug was cooking in the back. the police say the situation could have been worse since meth can be explo
FOX
Mar 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman. we shall live in peace >> on capitol hill today more than 100 congressional staffers from both the democratic and republican parties joined together for what they called hoodies on the hill. >> it was tragic what happened and i think we should take this opportunity to educate people. >> could be anyone's kids like the president said today. if he had a son, it would look like him. >> the hoodie martin was wearing and the candy he had when he was killed are now symbols of solidarity. >> right now we're talking about the right just to be, the right to walk on a street. >> i think about the situation, it's already becoming a emotion of fair. >> why is it an african american young man is suspicious? >> also in washington president barack obama making his first comments on the shooting. he had faced increasing criticism in recent days for not speaking out about the trayvon martin shooting. the president called for federal, state and local officials to pull together and investigate what he called a tragedy. >> but my main message is to the par
FOX
Apr 4, 2011 10:00pm EDT
plater tonight. >>> the labor department says the prince george's county school system owes millions of dollars to 1,000 teachers who came from foreign countries. they were hired in a visa program for foreign workers. the feds said the school system made the teachers pay the schools something the schools should have paid. in addition to 4 million in reimbursement to the teachers, the system has to pay a $1.7 million fine. the school system issued a statement in quote saying it disputes the findings and will appeal. some fear the finding may have a devastating impact on the system's ability to continue to place a highly qualified teacher in every classroom. >>> another big story we're following tonight, a hole opened up in the body of a southwest airplane more than 30,000 feet in the air. today southwest canceled dozens of flights nationwide after finding more cracks in other planes. fox 5's laura evans is here with the latest developments. >> the problems are in older boeing 737's and southwest owns most of those. there's now an order for an emergency inspection on at least 80 737's.
FOX
Aug 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT
october. former president george w. bush is weighing in saying, quote, governor romney is serious about confronting the long-term challenges facing america, and paul ryan will help him solve the difficult issues that must be addressed for future generations. and house speaker john boehner released the statement: paul ryan is a reformer and proven leader who will be a great partnership to governor romney in his efforts to get our country and economy back on track. i am glad to call paul ryan a friend and i will do everything in my power to make sure he and mitt romney, along with our entire republican ticket, are well-positioned to win in november. our campaign coverage continues. at 10:30, more reaction from lawmakers from both parties and later on the news edge at 11, our fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins me to talk about what to expect with ryan as a vice presidential candidate. >>> let's focus on the weekend weather. a mixed bag, wasn't it? >> it was. the temperatures in the mid- 80s, and some thunderstorms in the late afternoon. we should be in for a nice overnight and take
FOX
Feb 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
wind's blowing. it's smoking everywhere. >> reporter: the prince georges county fire chief said the strong wind we have been having recently definitely played a role in what he calls a blow torch affect. >> in this case, they immediately recognized within secs there was a problem and ordered an evacuation. it was the same time that the order was given and the blow torch effect happened. >>> tonight, two bladensburg firefighters remain in critical and stable condition. this is a picture of ethan receiving an award in 2010. chief bayshore said that those men are communicating, one is riding on a path. the family members are at their side and everyone is hoping for the best. >> i am cautiously optimistic, but until the doctors give us more of a thumb's up, we're going to leave it at that. >> reporter: all right. the chief said that doctors in the burn units say the first 48 hours is a critical timeframe, when it comes to serious burns. after two days, doctors will have a better idea of what they are dealing with. the chief said that it's likely both men will be in the hospital for some
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
out of prince george's county. candidates say fake ballots are circulating and they may be illegal. it claims anthony mues end corresponded -- endorsed the candidates in it. but the fake ballot tells you to vote for his opponent. that person is one of the people he blames for the fake ballot. >> i went to the three candidates who were the primary ones carrying it. and i said these are fraudulent, you can't carry these. but having potential lawmakers to say me, i don't care if we are breaking the law we will carry them for three days. and that was basically the response until the police actually went out to make these candidates put down these ballots. >> he linked the phony ballots to his opponent chapman and valderald and jerry mathis. we called all of them and left messages. we have not received a response yet. the fake ballot lists citizens for change as the group responsible. but that campaign committee does not exist. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia go
FOX
Mar 31, 2012 10:00pm EDT
city. >> that was fox 5 reporting. a triple shooting last night in prince georges county has police searching for gunmen tonight. the victims were all found inside an apartment in the 6700 block of northwest drive in hyattsville around 10:30 last night. police believe the gunman fired the shots from outside through the window. none of the injuries are life threatening, but police have not released any of the victims names. they do believe the gunmen knew the victims, but not said what the motive was. >>> a warning for a taxi riders. seven drivers have been charged with assaulting drivers. some of the victims have been punched or dragged out of the car. meanwhile, soon have a new smart meter system which includes a panic button to let passengers or drivers call for immediate emergency help. the taxi commissioner said they have nothing to do with the recent arrests. >>> a pep rally in d.c. today for peace. the pep rally for peace in the streets organization is a nonprofit community program. it held its annual black history program with the delegate. plus a little entertainment from a
FOX
Oct 13, 2012 10:30pm EDT
scene in the 2900 block of 14th street in northwest. two people had to go to george washington medical center for treatment. no word on their condition. >>> to prince georges county where firefighters had to knock down flames. investigators are still looking into what went wrong in the 900 block of 5th street. no one was hurt, but the damage did extend into the next building. >> we now turn to developing story in the district. controversial posters in metro stations. these science will have a counter argument. posters will go up that say, speak for justice and avoid the ignorance. it's a verse from the koran. on monday, a coalition of religious groups will call on metro to donate proceeds from the ad campaign to a charity that supports human rights. >>> just over three weeks between now and election day, president obama and mitt romney are fighting hard. fox's ed henry is keeping track on how they are working as the days wind down. >> governor mitt romney. >> with his debate prep sparring partner introducing him to voters, stumping in ohio and trying to fire up the base by brin
FOX
Apr 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
out, but it's not going to be as warm. >> brian. >>> a prince georges county carjacker is going to jail for life. listen to her 911 call and then what she told the court today. >> as soon as i was going to make my turn, he jumped out of nowhere and then that's when he grabbed me by my shoulder. he was like, keep driving, keep driving, and he took me this direction and when the light was red, i was able to jump out of my car. >> until this day, like i said, i close my eyes and i see him. i hear him. i feel him. and i'm just happy that he's no longer near me. he's no longer near anybody to do this ever again. >> miguel morales will spend life plus 30 years in prison for carjacking and kidnapping that victim. >>> the final report is out on what killed whitney houston and new details are being revealed. plus, think of all the places you take your cell phone and all the information police could be learning about you if they tracked it. that's what one group says is happening to unsuspecting citizens. and tonight, this dog shot by a deputy at a maryland home. a jury said it never should
FOX
Jul 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
signed. >>> the big apple celebrates with this huge american flag flying on the george washington bridge over the hudson river. of course there was a huge fireworks show that captivated a crowd of several hundred,000 people. >>> it is a controversy that's gone viral. a war vet's flag pole has him at odds with his homeowner's association. >> he wants to fly his flag like any proud american but he's in a legal standoff with his very own neighbors. >> reporter: what's wrapped in this blanket weighs 800 pounds. it's an anonymous gift to a local university. i'm beth parker. we'll reveal what's under there coming up. >>> and the heat is on. high pressure locking us into a major heat wave as the week progresses. watch and see how that mercury soars. be prepared. we've got a real heat wave that's going to be on our hands. >>> as we head to break a little fun with our founding fathers. -h( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are
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Dec 1, 2010 10:00pm EST
a platform for change and were critical by the current platform by the former president, george parker. what sort of changes will you make going forward. >> i'm certainly interested in certain aspects of the contract relating to performance-based accessing, and i will look at those as well as other items. >> specifically in that are you speaking of impact which is the evaluation system that's linked to teacher evaluations based on student test scores is that what you're referring to? >> absolutely. impact has many many contracts which directly relate to impact organizations. >> what sort of changes do you want to make to that. >> there are many components of impact evaluations, which member of our members find to be punitive subjective and unnecessarily burdensome to the profession of teaching. >> let me ask you, it's my understanding that cannot be changed without an act of congress. do you think you have what it takes to go forward and get the votes from congress that are necessary to change that? >> we will do and exercise whatever resources and mechanisms we need to exercise
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Apr 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
metro riders in prince george's county are wonder if they will be stranded. the transit agency is considering shoulding down three stations on the weekend. the move would save the company money, but the riders would hit more than their wallets. >> reporter: at the cherylerly station, these don't get a lot of use on the weekends. fewer than 600 use them on sundays. >> i hope they don't start closing everything down. >> reporter: that's exactly what might happen at the station. three of them could be shut down on saturdays and sunday. the projected deficit for next year in metro is $189 million. and the fiscal year begins july 1st. all kinds of service cuts and fare hikes are on the table but the possility of completely closing stations on weekends has stunned the riders we encountered. >> i use it constantly and for them to stop the service is not fair for everyone. >> you know, i can't afford no taxi. some taxis won't take you through the dc line. >> reporter: residents living near the cheverly station would be pleased if the service was kept. fewer trains at night and ending the
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Aug 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. will has the night off. a man and a woman are under arrest in prince george's county for the execution style killings of two women and two children. the four victims were found in a filthy garage apartment this lanham early friday morning. stacey cohan is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: it appears that the 4-year-old and his 3-year- old sister were the innocent victims of a drug dispute. their mother, 38-year-old don brooks and aunt, a 41-year-old, got on the wrong side of a pair of marijuana dealers and the vicious crimes were meant to send a message. >> if there's a case that requires that justice be served, it's this case. >> reporter: the prince george's county police chief makes no effort to disguise his disgust at these crimes. sometime early friday morning, two women and two young children living in a rubble- filled garage apartment were shot to death in what police are calling execution style slayings. and the chief says 43-year-old daryl bellard of dickenson, texas pulled the trigger and 18- year-old takeisha gilmore of texas city assisted in the murders. >> they
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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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Jan 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
george's police have scheduled a news conference tomorrow morning to discuss the investigation. >> thank you. >>> deadly weekend on the roads. eight people have died in the last two days. >> most recent happened this afternoon. car slammed into a tree near chain bridge road. one person died. >> two more died in a tragic chain of accidents. a 26-year-old was driving on route 44 and hit a man waking across the road. when she got out to help, another vehicle hit her and the man she was trying to help. both died. the driver of the second vehicle was not hurt. we know the name of the fourth victim of a crash in anne arundel county yesterday. the man was hit by a car coming in the wrong lane. three teenagers died and davis died on the way to the hospital. >> it's sad. especially because, you know, we use that road a lot. you just don't realize how much god protects us. he's always watching. >> the crash happened on route 50 in davidsonville around 3:30 yesterday morning. investigators still have not determined a cause. >>> a silver spring man who called police saturday and said his wife was de
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Oct 26, 2009 10:00pm EDT
prince georges georges county and d.c. claudia coffey, fox 5 news. >>> mayor fenty a fraternity brother and tens of millions of dollars in contracts. tonight that combination is leading to a growing feud. find out what we have dug up for you. >>> plus medical researchers poisoned at one of the country's most prestigious universities. >>> a fox 5 consumer alert. what you need to know before you pay for a gift card thi holiday season. card thi holiday season. th the job of attorney general is keeping families safe. but ken cuccinelli doesn't see it that way. he has a personal political agenda. ken cuccinelli says he won't enforce laws he disagrees with. he supports the loophole that allows felons to buy guns. ken cuccinelli even voted against requiring clergy to report child molestation. i'm steve shannon, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad because i'll focus on keeping our families safe. >>> a new battle tonight pitting d.c. mayor fenty against the city council. the mayor nominated a new head of parks parks and recreation. the co
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Jul 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
foot fence, latches and gates. but thursday afternoon prince george's county police say a 12- year-old boy visiting his uncle next door decided to sneak a swim. police say he pushed this metal garbage can against a fence and hopped over. police say the homeowner never saw or heard a thing. he was in the front yard power washing. >> the other sibling saw him go over the fence and watched him when he wasn't moving, that's when they notified the adults in the home. >> reporter: police say the uncle, 59-year-old david used the same garbage can to get over the fence in an attempt to help sieve his nephew but something happened. they were found at the bottom of the 8 foot pool. efforts to save both were unsuccessful. they were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. >> he was a marvelous manual, just marvelous. >> reporter: charles lives across the street. he says he saw the kids looking through the fence but had no idea anyone was in danger. good when we were pulling out of the driveway, i saw two kids standing on the trash can up against the fence. and i thought they were j
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Jan 19, 2013 10:00pm EST
. maryland, prince georges county police are searching for this man. police say hunter shot a delivery driver and robbed him. the incident happened early this month. the suspect is facing attempted murder and robbery charges. if you recognize him, give police a call. >>> today was known to many as gun appreciation day. groups are urging americans to show their support for gun ownership. fox's katherine has more on gun enthusists gathering from coast to coast. >> reporter: so we felt like we had to act swift and act strong. >> gun owners making a statement. some supporters of the second amendment lining up in front of their state capitol buildings. >> a gun is nothing more than a tool. >> these events are all part of the gun appreciation day, described by organizers as a grass roots movement. in austin, a push for teachers to be trained in firearms. in madison, the cold not stopping people from protesting. and not infringe on their rights. >> we are getting reports from gun ranges all morning today saying the turnout has been great. >> in the month after the shooting at sandy hook elementary s
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Jul 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
say he was able to participate in his defense and understand the charges. >>> a former prince george's county police officer will serve nearly four years in prison for extortion. richard deb beer was convicted in a scheme -- richard delabrer was convicted in a scheme protecting shipments of untaxed alcohol and he confessed he bought and sold ya ban cigarettes. >>> -- contra ban cigarettes. >>> there are new questions surrounding mayor gray's 2010 campaign having access to a confidential database with the identities of more than 6,000 public housing residents. fox 5's matt ackland reports. >> can you all back up some, please? i can't even breathe. >> reporter: a frustrated mayor gray once again peppered with questions about issues within his campaign. the mayor lashed out at reporters just trying to get his side of the story. >> can you get the microphone out of my face, sir, please? thank you. >> reporter: the latest issue a washington post story that rots the gray campaign had access to a huge data -- reports the gray campaign had access to a huge database, names of 6,000 public housi
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Jun 10, 2012 10:00pm EDT
do have a code orange in effect for prince george's county. as far as elsewhere, there is a code yellow which is moderate, but orange is definitely an alert for anyone with any type of sensitivity to any kind of ozone pollution, any kind of breathing issues or lung disease or anything of that sort. you can kind find yourself with shortness of breath, nose and throat irritation. limit your outdoor activity. this is in effect tomorrow. it was in effect today as well in prince george's county and no strenuous outdoor activity for you. here's a look at our highs today. we hit 92 degrees at reagan national airport, 90 at dulles, 94 at bwi, temperatures well above seasonal average. it's currently 79 degrees, still very warm outside, a southerly wind that's picked up. temperatures are anywhere from the upper 70s to low 80s at this hour. so that's a pretty good indication of just how it's been going. you need to be able to beat the heat, plenty of fluids. take frequent heat breaks and wear lightweight and light colored clothing. tonight mild outside, mostly clear becoming partly cloudy,
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Jan 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
-year-old michael thomas sr. was a long time evening custodian in prince georges county. his wife, 62-year-old mildred freeman had worked for at least 20 years at the thrift store center on indian head highway. >> she was a very loving person. always very helpful. i have never seen her in a bad way. never. in all the years i've worked with her and i worked with her in this store and the george palmer store before that store was closed down. and she is just a very good person. >> since both partners and the couple worked opposite shifts, they tried to spend time together so michael would walk milly to the metro bus stop so she could go to work. on friday morning just before 7:00, the couple tried to cross oxen hill road in the middle of the 6200 block. the center lane is a left turn lane for traffic coming from either direction. many pedestrians use that lane as an island from the main traffic. police believe michael and milly were struck while standing in that middle lane. both pedestrians were gravely injured. the driver kept going. >> and sure, the fact is you took somebody's life.
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Apr 1, 2011 10:00pm EDT
scandal rocking prince george's county. a bowie maryland man pled guilty to selling and distributing untaxed cigarettes. seven are charged in the scheme including two prince george's county police officers. chen will be sentenced july 13th and faces up to 20 years in prison and a $20,050,000 fine. >>> a life size pinata -- $250,000 fine. >>> a life size pinata of daniel snyder in d.c. tonight. we'll take you to the local paper preparing for a legal fight with the redskins owner. >>> vcu fans gearing up for the big game. >> finally i think we begin to turn this corner. it's looking more like spring on our five-day forecast. a first look at our forecast is coming up in a few minutes. stay with us. fox 5 news will continue. >>> you might have thought a nearly life size pinata of redskins owner dan snyder hanging from a bar in adams morgan was an april fools day joke, but this was no laughing matter for the washington city paper. snyder is suing the newspaper over its coverage of him and that pinata was part of a huge fundraiser to help fight snyder in court. fox 5's audrey
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Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
for george washington university. the first family was there courtside as g.w. took on oregon state. >> on the ice the caps try and beat their northern rivals. lindsay murphy here with the sports stories you need to hear. >> looking at the stats the capitals should have no problem against the canadiens. they have more goals, assist points and power plays but would it translate on the ice tonight. the caps lead it 1-0. taps in front, 2-0. with 15 seconds left, caps down one. the initial shot is stopped. it's tied 3-36789 we go to a shootout. it's scoreless until nicholas skates in and gets the game winner. the capitals defeat the canadiens 4-3 in a shootout. >>> the wizards have won back- to-back games. here's shooting gawshed mike miller -- guard mike miller sitting out another game with shoulder and ankle injuries. nick young takes advantage. goes in for the dunk. he had ten points. the wizards were down two. later in the first half, steven jackson with a nice head fake. he passes inside to derek brown for the dunk. the wizards were held to a season low 32 points at the half. they
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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
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Jul 18, 2009 10:00pm EDT
january 2008, tacking about the war in iraq. >> maybe that is our penance for letting george bush and dick chain stampede us into war. >> reporter: the show's executive producer said cronkite found freedom doing commentary and couldn't with news. college an intellint person, i think he had opinions that he believed in strongly. >> reporter: the network is planning a special tribute monday night, showing his commentary and an exclusive interview in 2006 in which he talked about his legacy. >> clearly, we look at him as the journalist of the century. he looks at himself as a journalist. >> reporter: cronkite was also uncle walter, a fixture in people's homes. >> he was exactly like your uncle or grandfather sitting around and telling you stories about what happened. >> we have been -- the hospital there. >> reporter: he set the standard for journalism, how he ended every newscast says it all. >> and that's the way it is. >> that's the way it is. >> and that's the way it is. >> that's the way it is. >> reporter: sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> a few months ago, retirement tv said cronkite called r
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Jul 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
maryland tonight. day two of water woes across prince george's county and montgomery county. all because of this. a faulty 96-inch water main in potomac. nearly two million customers still under mandatory wrn bans tonight to -- water bans tonight to make sure there is enough water to go around. >> reporter: wssc says its crews will be working for the next couple of days. first to drain this pipe and then to repair it. they say until they're able to do that, they really need their 1.8 million customers to cut back and conserve on their water uses. right now they say not enough people are doing that. 4th of july is all about the water but with handtory water -- mandatory water restrictions for all customers right now that is taking on a whole new meaning, especially at places like the east gate swim and tennis pool. >> we definitely cut down the amount of water we use. we're definitely -- they asked us to cut down. i think we cut it down at least a third. >> reporter: the pool manager says if she hadn't read about the compromised 96-inch water main on twitter, she never would have
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May 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
after, that the bodies' names will be released once relatives have been notified. >>> a prince george's county police officer is in trouble accused of drunk driving. police say that daniel gonzalez was in his marked cruiser when he was involved in his cruiser in bladensburg. >> the responding officer suspected that officer gonzalez was under the influence of alcohol. >> gonzalez was a six-year veteran. >>> police are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting. officers were called on backlick road. when they arrived, the suspect threatened police with a sword, they say and that's when he was shot. the man had seven outstanding warrants on child porn and sex charges. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. >>> one more development in the long story of tragedy, heart ache and rout rage. the man convict of masterminding the bombing of the pan am flied in lockerbie has died. al-megrahi was reconvicted but released after adiagnosis. the family were pleased. >> there were more people involved, no question about that. there is no question in my mind a that iran or syria had to
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Mar 21, 2010 10:00pm EDT
house fire struggling to find a neighbor who can help. it happened in prince george's county late last night. fox 5's stacey cohan talked to neighbors today about what happened. she's live in the newsroom. stacey? >> reporter: well, maureen, unfortunately the story of 8- year-old kennedy pierson does not have a happy ending. that child died in that house fire, but out of this tragedy there is a lesson that may help you keep loved ones safe. >> i don't know what i'm going to tell my daughter. >> reporter: this woman wasn't hope when her friend's house began burning last night. she wasn't there when kim arock and ran out of the house for -- awoke and ran out of the house for help but kim was trying to find her. >> i knew she came here first. like i said, we were very close. i know she ran here first because my car was still here. she probably thought i was home. i saw hand prints on the door. i knew she came here first. i know she did. >> reporter: the fire started in the front room of the home while kimberly and her daughter, kennedy, were in a bedroom. >> we believe both the mom a
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Feb 2, 2010 10:00pm EST
already treated from the weekend snow. prince georges officials say the entire snow budget was depleted in december but not to worry. >> the salt is not going to run out. the crews are not going to run away. the truck will be on the road. we have maintenance crews to work throughout every event. >> reporter: at the salt dome in gaithersburg the mound is halfway gone just from last weekend's snow. the state is stockpiling sand to stretch the soup so to speak. sand is cheaper than salt. live along rockville pike in the city of rockville, in prince georges county they tell us they don't have a designated snow team so that literally everyone from the department of public work and transportation pitches in we're told even administrative assistants will drive the plows. coming up at 11:00, brian, we'll show you an incident from earlier tonight along the pike that may have been a factor of the snow. >> bob barnard, we'll see you then. >>> d.c. spent all day preparing for the storm. d d.o.t. lined up at the salt dome to head out to treat the roads. they're reminding everyone to clear t
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Mar 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
shooter george zimmerman, the neighborhood crime watch captain who admits to shooting trayvon martin but says he fired in self-defense. because florida has a stand your ground law killing in self- defense can be legal. earlier the city's police chief announced he's temporarily stepping down because he says he has become a distraction. >> i do this in the hopes of restoring some semblance of calm to the city which has been in turmoil for several weeks. i've made sure that the facts of this case have been presented to the office of the state attorney. >> what the city wants more to happen than anything else for the trayvon martin family is justice. >> but al sharpton and martin's family have reservations. >> trayvon martin represents the vol early in the of all of us that have to live being suspects rather than citizens. >> they held up packages of skillings. it was skittles and arizona iced tea police found on martin after he was killed and not a weapon. >> we're here today to express our concern with the justice system, the law specifically in florida and how it accommodates t
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Oct 29, 2010 10:00pm EDT
was spotted on 295 near the d.c./prince george's county line. >> an alert off-duty officer spotted the vehicle. we've got units on the scene. the vehicle fled and crashed into a building just over the d.c. line in prince george's county. >> reporter: police tell us the suspected shooter suffered minor injuries in the crash but is in custody. police have not yet identified either the suspected shooter or the victims, but fox 5 was told the wounded are a mother and her son and the teenage daughter that is dead is that woman's daughter. >>> another big story tonight, a gunman on the loose with an alleged beef against the marines. take a listen. >> what we can do to try and help resolve it. we're willing to listen to him and hear his side of the story. >> the fbi making a direct plea to whoever is taking shots at military buildings around northern virginia. now it's the second time the marine corps museum has been hit and fourth shooting targeting a marine facility in our area over the past two weeks. fox 5's paul wagner has more. >> reporter: the fbi has released a profile of the pers
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Nov 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
a duffel way. and prince george's county executive jack john -- duffel bag. >>> and prince george's county executive jack johnson essentially a prisoner in his own home ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device after being arrested. johnson is allowed to leave for work and is expected to show up tomorrow morning. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the arrest went down friday. johnson and his wife were cuffed and led away from their mitchellville home by federal agents. right now they're charged with felony witness and evidence tampering in an ongoing federal corruption investigation. >> fox 5's karen gray houston spoke with a member of the council who is also working with the incoming county executives. >> reporter: it say virtual state of siege at the jack johnson home in -- it is a virtual state of siege at the jack johnson home in mitchellville. an unidentified man sitting in one of the cars in the driveway said he was a friend of the county executive. we attempted to see if johnson had anything to say. >> get off the property. >> reporter: can i t
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Feb 13, 2011 10:00pm EST
500 can be seen next sunday on fox. >>> later on nissan sports extra, a look at george mason's ryan pearson. he overcame a life changing even as a youngster. george mason is in first place in the caa and reminding some people of about five years ago when they went to the final four and shocked college basketball. >> i played, remember, the one on one. >> how can we forget. >> it was classic. >> one of the athletic highlights of fox 5. >> oh boy. all right, coming up, bieber fever. the singer's new movie documenting his start in showbiz hits theaters this weekend. a movie reviewer sat down one on one to talk about life in the smote light. and then back with the forecast from gwen. [ music ]  >>> in the buzz bin tonight, the new justin bieber movie never say never is in theaters. the film is about his amazing rise to stardom and it is creating a big buzz. today justin bean ser one of the biggest stars in the whole wide world. >> you sing that song to me all the time. >> baby, baby, baby. >> kevin mccarthy talked about what justin is doing in the spotlight and how
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Sep 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. coming up at 10 -- >> prince george's firefighters, a look at their message when we continue. ma it's a new totino's pizza stuffer. [ male announcer ] give your kids the new totino's pizza stuffers. new, minimum mess, maximum fun! and these are the ones you'll love as dinner. grands! mini pizzas. grands! biscuit dough... plus 3 ingredients make an easy dinner everyone loves. grands! mini pizzas... from pillsbury. [ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. gives us the most nutritious of gifts. but only when they are ready to be given. that's why we pick vegetables at their peak. ...and freeze them fast, locking in nutrients ...for you to unwrap. ♪ ho, ho, ho. green giant >>> more than 100 people climbed 110 flights of chairs or chose a 3-mile walk in honor of the firefighters who died on 9/11. they set out at the maryland trade center at the time the second airplane flight 175 hit the world trade center' south tower. they paused for a moment to remember their cause. >> as you walk today, we memorialize not only t
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Mar 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
to get the green light. >> so our county executive, the prince georges county executive, howard county's county executive, baltimore city leaders, we are all supporting this. >> and even though maryland hasn't raised its gas tax since 1992, opponents say now is not the time. some trucking companies have already said if that gas tax goes through, it could force them out of state. maurine. >> tough times could be ahead for a lot of folks. thank you for that. >>> day two of a developing story in northwest dc. nurses for washington hospital center are done with what they call a 24 hour strike to demand better patient care and benefits. the nurses say they have been shut out. the hospital says the nurses knew this would happen. >> the hospital has made a decision to basically attack the registered nurses who kept this hospital going for years and years and years for the community and they have locked those nurses out. >> where the union has no credibility is calling it a one- day strike in the first place. the union knew it would be five days. they know most of these when they have d
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Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm EST
inspiring story coming up. >>> and later on the news edge tonight, a murder mystery in prince georges county. a business owner is dead and police aren't sure why he was killed. how his car could crack the case at 11:00. stay with us, fox 5 news at 10:00 just getting started.  almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. delicious. but
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