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FOX
May 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. like i did many, many times. >> he also reports george incapy, a long time member of armstrong's inner circle told a federal jury he saw armstrong use drugs. >>> 11,000 commuters ditched their cars and bikes to work instead today, the largest turnout ever for the annual bike to work event. organizers hope more people will think about biking to work because it not only helps the environment, it's also pretty good environment. >>> this scene here had people doing double tails today, abraham link only riding -- double takes told. abraham lincoln riding in a d.c -- today. abraham lincoln riding in a d.c. cab today. if you are not familiar with the petty cabs, they are -- pedi cabs, they are people powered. >> it's been a long haul this week weatherwise. it looks like we're finally breaking the cycle. >> we turning the corner this weekend? >> it's so nice to be able to say it's going to be a good weekend after so many times we say oh, it's not going to be very good. it's going to cooperate, warm, too, and down right hot getting into next week, a little taste of summer coming our way in spri
FOX
Jan 31, 2010 10:00pm EST
prince georges county police department is going high-tech with e tickets. officers have to hand write all your personal information on a traffic ticket. now they scan the bar code on the back of your driver's license and the system fills it out for them. with the scan officers can access records to see a driver's previous traffic stops or see if they have any outstanding warrants. drivers will receive printed copies of their violations. >>> toyota dealers say they expect to start reciving parts to fix the sticky gas pedal problem thursday or friday. an official announcement is expected from toyota tomorrow. more than 4 million cars and trucks have bn recalled worldwide. they have suspended sales of models affected until they are fixed. to see if your car is affected go to myfoxdc.com and click on the money tab. >>> proof that someone else's misfortune could be someone else's game. with the high rate of home foreclosures many are taking the opportunities to buy cheap and sell high. casey stegall looks at who's house flipping in today's economy. >> 4035, jeremy. >> reporter: on th
FOX
Feb 1, 2010 10:00pm EST
prince george's county police officer convicted of manslaughter won't get a new trial. on friday, appeals court upheld keith washington's conviction after he shot and killed a man, wounding another. washington claimed the delivery men attacked him. at the time of of the shooting washington was the director of the county's homeland security. >>> and officers find a man in the alley of stevens road southeast around midnight. he was shot several times and later died at the hospital. investigators don't have a suspect or motive. theres a 25,000 reward leading to an arrest and conviction. >>> and 25-year-old marine from maryland is being remembered tonight as a brave soul who volunteered to serve a second tour in the war zone. sergeant david smith was killed in afghanistan last week. his sister spoke with us. >> david smith loved the marine corp, his sister said, and his family. a child of frederick, maryland, who dreamed a dream and grew up to be just what he always wanted. >> when we were kids, he always had a gun in his hand or he was -- for halloween. or a civil war soldier or an
FOX
Aug 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
noticeable absentees from the convention, roscoe bartlett and george allen. i know they have tough races at home. does ha perhaps have something to do with it -- that perhaps have something to do with it? >> it has everything to do with. it roscoe bartlett is in a district that is now majority democratic because it was redistricted. he has an opponent who has a lot of money and bartlett is really the underdog in that race and i don't think i with the republican label wants to be too attached to what is a partisan effort which is a convention, a political party convention. when it comes to george allen, that's a dead heat against tim kaine and i think george allen thinks it's better to spend time in the commonwealth campaigning raising money and also trying to appeal to people who are not either republicans or democrats but who are independents. >> let me ask you this. perhaps in an effort to change perceptions, the rnc is rolling out a congressional nominee from utah named mia love. what can you tell us about her and the strategy here? >> yeah. she's a speaker tomorrow. she's what you wo
FOX
Dec 8, 2009 10:00pm EST
, diapers, car seats, clothing, formula. formula has been popular. >>> the prince georges department of health services on bright seed road is the drop-off point for moy and donations. they've already received over 50 calls. >> we want her to know that the community cares. the community is speaking with every call we receive and that we're here to assist her. >> reporter: police say daramus allegedly promised to give the pregnant woman baby clothes but police say she really wanted to hold her hostage and steal her baby by slashing her stomach. little miracle and her mom are being offered real help. >> i would tell her to look forward and know that there are people standing around her, side her, to help uplift her and move her forward. >> reporter: indeed a lot of people. the most encouraging news is the two may no longer be homeless. two people offered to pay rent for the two. another person has offered a house, laura. >> what a story, roby, thank you very much. we have put information about donating on myfoxdc.com. look under web links. >>> the troubles just keep coming for tiger woods
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
Feb 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
failings in montgomery and prince george's county and how it affected the bottom line. >> it's not just about the spoiled food, but it's also about small businesses losing lunch maybe 10, $15,000 they'll never get back. >> i don't disagree with you. the performance level is not acceptable and we're going to fix this. >> reporter: pepco president joe rigby said to fix it they have a plan in place to improve reliability and they've made management changes. >> would you at least acknowledge here, mine there's been some management failings -- i mean there's been some management failings over the last three or four years. are you happy with the performance of your management team over that period of time? >> i'm pleased with what we've done to reposition the company because i think this puts us on a footing now to raillery solve this issue once and for -- really resolve this issue once and for all but i'm incredibly displeased with how our customers feel about us. >> reporter: hoping to improve how customers feel about them, rigby said he and his second man in charge won't be taking a raise
FOX
Jun 3, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> now to an unthinkable crime in prince george's county. the victim a mother and her child. the suspect a dc police officer. the 20-year-old woman was found dead last night in a park in maryland. her 1-year-old daughter's body was discovered in a car about a mile away. tonight the child's father dc police officer richmond phillips sits in a jail cell as the victims' family and friends try to cope with the tragic chain of events. we go live to prince george's county. >> reporter: tonight a very emotional night and night filled with anger here in the area where those bodies were found as the family returned here for a candle light vigil. now, the mother started off this candle light vigil with a march to the area where her daughter's body was found. as you just mentioned today a police officer was arrested in connection with the murder of the 20-year-old mother and her daughter. the two were reported missing earlier this week. and then thursday they were found near the hillcrest community center. now, the woman was found dead with trauma to the body. her 1-year-old daughter jaylin
FOX
Apr 24, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >>> we are also following more breaking news, this time in prince georges county. police investigating a deadly shooting in district heights. it happened just before 8:00 tonight along addison road. the officers arrived and found a man suffering from gun shot wounds. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. no word tonight on the victim's identity or a possible motive. >>> another big story we are following, tragedy inside a maryland home. five people found dead in oxen hill. police believe carbon monoxide is to blame. fire officials will go door to door tomorrow warning residents about the dangers. fox 5, audrey barnes is live in oxen hill with the story. audrey. >> reporter: normal carbon monoxide levels are 5 parts per million. the level inside this home on shelby drive was 550 parts per million. investigators say it would be nearly impossible to survive even an hour with levels that high. and the five people living here did not. >> terrible for me, he was a kind person and we all loved him >> reporter: relatives rushed to the small brick house, hoping for th
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 10:00pm EDT
to try to find out what's going on. i have mark brady, a spokesman for the prince george's county fire department. has someone drowned out here? >> we're operating on witness accounts someone is in that water. >> reporter: do we know who that person is? >> other than a male. there was a report of a male going into the water, went under and has not resurfaced. >> reporter: we don't know their age? >> we aren't releasing any information at this point. >> reporter: let's talk about the effort underway. there's a fire department and police department on the scene and a helicopter overled with a search light. >> that's correct. it was -- overhead with a search light. >> that's correct. it was just before 9:00 when we got this call. it was firefighters, medics and underwater divers and rescue swimmers are on scene. we have 50 personnel operating. we're utilizing resources of the county police helicopter to light up the area and help us in this search. so we have some boats in the water and we also have some of our rescue swipers that are wading through the water, actually walking on the
FOX
Jan 3, 2011 10:00pm EST
thing you've seen? >> it's pretty bizarre. >> reporter: state veterinarian george badly said this is a first for him. he thought it was a joke when he first heard it. >> birds do drop from the sky quite frequently, but none in these numbers. >> reporter: the birds fell in beebee by the thousands. many feared someone poisoned the birds or that it could be a sign of impending doom. >> trauma is the only signs that we've found from the autopsy. no signs of disease, although we can't rule that out. >> reporter: the vets studied 17 of the birds. neighbors tell the arkansas game and fish commission they heard several fireworks and canons exploding in the area around the time the birds fell out of the sky. here's something to know about red winged black birds. in winter they usually fly individually during the day, but at night they fly in large groups usually by the thousands. now these vets hope a general cause of death can put away uneasiness for folks all over the world. >> some of the birds have been sent to a wildlife lab for more testing. they'll run toxicology tests to make sure no
FOX
Jun 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. imagine living with even hotter temperatures inside. neighbors in one prince george community have had little or no ac in their apartment for weeks. maureen is here with their story. maureen? >> reporter: shawn, we went inside one of their apartments and down right un bearable. the temperature was at least 10 degrees higher inside those apartments and that has the residents steaming with anger. driven out by the heat. >> you go in there and it feels like you have the oven on. >> reporter: the neighbors at the colonial in ox end hills have been forced to sit outside for a bit of relief from the heat inside. >> got to stay cool, huh? >> yes. >> since it has been hot i have no air in my unit. >> this is the unit and it does not work. >> reporter: no ac for weeks she says. it has been nothing short of miserable. fans run constantly. the windows stay open. but nothing helps. we used our smart phones temperature app to see how hot it was. >> the temperature says it is 105.8 in here. that's ridiculous. >> neighbors say the complex's management has told them they are working on the problem
FOX
Mar 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT
child. >> reporter: she is a student here in prince george's county. she may be just a 6th grader, but she has lessons she thinks the rest of us could learn. number one, don't be afraid to follow your dreams. >> if you don't follow your dreams, then i don't see -- you won't be happy with what you're doing. if you get a job and it's not something that you like or even love, then it's not your dream, and you won't enjoy it. >> reporter: her dream, sell jewelry to people like her favorite musicians. beyonce. >> i want to be a jewelry designer to the stars, which means, you know, movie stars and actors and actresses and singers will be buying my jewelry to wear on their sets. >> reporter: she's always thinking of new designs. but she is also finishing her homework. got to stay on the honor roll. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: in prince george's county, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> what are you doing at 12 years old, right? >>> just ahead, can you feel the heat? the pentagon testing a new weapon. can't see it, can't smell it, but it's not crowds of people running away fro
FOX
Dec 13, 2009 10:00pm EST
from across the street. prince george's county police found the victim lying on the driveway outside of this fort washington home. >> they seem to be very nice people. >> reporter: neighbors here say this has always been one ever the quitest and most well cared for homes on the street. but many didn't realize an entire family, including a husband, wife and two teenage daughters lived inside. investigators removed evidence, including a chrysler parked in the garage scared with wine, possibly two -- scared with one, possibly two bullet holes. neighbors wondered if what they found including one bullet hole in the second story window sill dated back to another shooting at the home several years ago. >> there was some gunshots that went through his window about three years ago. that's his daughter's bedroom. we talked about that. i think that was just a random shooting. >> relatively a safe neighborhood. every now and then we'll have some incident, you know, people breaking in cars and things like that but for the most part it's been safe. >> reporter: robert mills says he can't remember
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 3, 2009 10:00pm EST
. >> reporter: chris' mom choked back sobs. she turned to george and said my heartbreaks for everyone, including your parents. >> he is a child. and kids fight. they do stupid things. and i am going to work on forgiving him. >> reporter: chris' dad is not so forgiving. >> i feel that he's going to be back in the justice system again one daydown the road. maybe down the road i will forget but right now i can't. >> reporter: the defendant's lawyer, parents and grandmother called jeval a young man who made a bad mistake. >> i think he would have been fine being rereleased into society. i don't think he's a violent person. >> reporter: he stood before the court in shackles apologizing to the family he said things got out of hand. but his words fell on deaf ears. the judge said he saw no remorse and sentenced him to the western maryland children's center, the highest security facility he could find. in annapolis, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> a happy end to the search for a missing couple lost in the snow looking for a christmas tree. jennifer and keith lee of oregon got a permit and went out i
FOX
Dec 13, 2010 10:00pm EST
collapsed. he was rushed to george washington university hospital where doctors discovered a tear in his aorta. the ambassador underwent 20 hours of heart surgery and had a second procedure yesterday to improve his circulation. holbrooke served as ambassador to the united nations during the clinton administration, but he may best be remembered as the man who helped shepherd the peace agreement that helped end the bosnian war. just a short time ago president obama released a statement about richard holbrooke that said in part, "he was a truly unique figure who will be remembered for his tireless diplomacy, love of country and pursuit of peace." president obama tapped holbrooke as his special envoy for afghanistan and pack tan. holbrooke's death -- pakistan. holbrooke's death comes days before the white house is expected to release its latest review of the afghanistan war. >> you mentioned he was ambassador to the u.n. under the clinton administration, holbrooke obviously very close with the clintons. any word from secretary clinton or the former president tonight? >> reporter: no word
FOX
Feb 14, 2011 10:00pm EST
former prince george's county executive jack johnson is now facing. the fbi first arrested johnson and his wife in november. today a federal grand jury indicted him on eight counts. prosecutors say johnson was involved in a pay for play scheme he used to enrich himself. they say other indictments could soon follow. >> this investigation is active and ongoing. we anticipate that there will be additional defendants and additional charges in the coming weeks and months. >> johnson did not talk about the indictment today but his lawyer billy martin did. martin says the indictment mischaracterizes johnson's tenure as county executive and his client will continue to fight the allegations and is looking forward to his day in court so he can set the record straight. >>> take a live look outside and if you're headed out, you know this. hold onto your hats. you can see the camera bouncing around, the wind still howling through our region tonight. it's been gusty throughout the day, some up to 50 miles an hour in places. not just the wind, it's been a huge temperature drop as well. fox 5's su
FOX
Apr 9, 2012 10:00pm EDT
involving police in maryland. we're told a prince george's county police officer shot and killed a man following some sort of confrontation. >> this is sky fox video over the scene on sheriff road near fedex field in landover. fox 5's will thomas arrived on the scene a short time ago. what have you found out? >> reporter: here's what we know. just after 7:00 this evening an officer patrolling an area right off the 8100 block of sheriff road, i know it's very dark, you won't see much, but trust me, this is a dark sort of isolated road lined by these giant trees. there's some apartment buildings on the other side. here's why i'm here. the officers know there's a pocket back there near the trees, near the apartment building where people gather. there's some drug use that often goes on. an officer working alone sees three people together acting suspicious. we can go back to the sky fox video. he sees these three people. as he approaches, they scatter. he goes after all three of them, catches one of them and tackles that man, an adult man. i'm going to bring in corporal larry johnson fr
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
well. so are carroll and howard. right here in d.c. and fairfax county, prince george's county and anne arundel county you're just talking about a frost advisory. so we're not expecting temperatures here in the district to drop as low, especially those western in northwestern neighborhoods. 41 tonight in town, but notice gaithersburg right down to freezing, frederick 28 degrees, so well below freezing, dulles 34 right on the cusp there and i think areas right outside the beltway have a chance of dropping down, too. just keep that in mind it. looks like some places in the region will have their first freeze of the season so far this year and it looks like we're kind of gradually warming up through the within. however, it will feel fallish out there for tomorrow. so full forecast is coming up. ♪[ music ] >>> go nats! >> the road to the world series is paved with cheering fans, music bands and crowded metro ride as the washington nationals take on the st. louis cardinals in a must win game five to move on to the national league championship series. it's a pivotal point in the playof
FOX
Dec 2, 2009 10:00pm EST
.  >>> christmas came a little early for some prince george's county school employees. nearly 300 teachers and administrators were awarded a million bucks in merit bonuses. principals earning as much as 12 grand. it's the first time the county has handed out performance- based bonuses. >> reporter: for teachers any extra money is always welcome. some didn't get a pay raise this year because of budget cuts, so it's perfect timing. the money comes from an $18 million federal grant for the teacher pay to student performance. tonight it paid off. >> the fourth grade reading and social studies teacher and you have your check. congratulations. >> reporter: with checks in hand, these are the first teachers in prince george's county to get cash for improving classroom performances. >> she's already got it spent. kathy duberry. >> reporter: with big smiles, teachers received bonus checks averaging between $4,000 and $6,000. >> we've got that money. i promise you. brigette blue. >> reporter: brigette blue got hers. >> it's fabulous. teachers work really hard and it's about time that we're b
FOX
Jul 24, 2009 10:00pm EDT
-year-old kim felix of new market and george tutor, 39 of westminster. the helicopte just left hagerstown regional airport. a journey delayed two hours because of bad weather. >> there was some limited visibility due to the moisture and some of the fog per say in the area, especially around the upper levels of south mountain in the area of the crash site. >> reporter: the helicopter that crashed was this four-seat robinson r44 operated by advanced helicopter concepts, a flight school based in frederick. all three men killed in the crash worked for the company. kim felix was a friend along for the ride. maryland state police say one of their troopers heading to work last night spotted the flaming wreckage on the interstate. it was just before 10:30. >> he observed a fire up ahead. he thought initially it might be a car fire. got to the scene as traffic was slowing around him. saw that it was a helicopter. >> reporter: investigators say the pilot had been giving rides at the hagerstown airport last evening as part of a fund raise fora new foundation helping troubled -- for a new
FOX
Nov 19, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >>> this corruption investigation is turning prince george's county upside down. tonight we're talking one on one with the police chief including allegation says against his own officers. county executive jack johnson and his wife, a newly elected council member, are charged with evidence tampering. seven others including two county police officers are charged with conspiracy to commit extortion. a third officer and another man are charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. wisdom martin sat down with the chief tonight and has the story you'll see only on fox. >> reporter: three of your officers were arrested for various corruption charges. your reaction initially when this came down because you were aware of the investigation? >> i was outraged. it's very disgraceful to the force. we have worked very hard to get a reputation in this community. >> you can't turn your back to misconduct or anyone that's doing wrong things. those individuals we need to remove from our ranks. >> reporter: you looked pretty upset at that press conference? >> i was very upset because again this
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
background there. >> three presidents, in fact. >> clinton, george bush w. and president obama. retired master spent 24 years in the air force, 13 of those years on air force one. >> it's the same pressure as any aircraft technician has working on any aircraft. it doesn't matter if it's the president or your son or daughter. >> as a crew chief, he has seen a lot of the world while making sure all is right with the most famous 747 in america. >> if there's an issue, you stay there until the issue is resolved. >> sometimes you don't see the hotel room, sometimes a crew chief can get a break, like on trips to rome. >> rome is full of so much history. >> there are two identical 747's. both called air force one. >> sometimes when you walk to the hanger and you could see both of those planes sitting right there, one of those things where you can get used to it, but every now and again, it hits you and sets you back to this first day when you walked in and looked at it. wow, these things are awesome. >> the crew sits in a different area of the plane from the president. >> how is the food? >> p
FOX
Dec 8, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >> they said they were coming from a local library. >> reporter: prince george's county police say just after 5:30 p.m. a 21-year-old man and a 28-year- old female were walking back to their homes from the library. they say as the two started to walk across the road at the exit off walker mills, someone driving down the exit hit both pedestrians. >> they were crossing the street. it was a poorly lit area. >> reporter: those victims were in the middle of the road when police arrived. the driver of the car didn't bother to stop. >> the vehicle that we're looking for is a 1990 honda accord. >> reporter: after being transported to the hospital the 21-year-old man remains in critical condition. the 28-year-old woman did not survive. all right. so i'm told that normally it's not that dark in this area, but tonight for some reason there are a lot of street lights that are out. we aren't sure at this point how much of a factor this was in this accident. brian. >> wisdom. >>> another big story we're following tonight, a terror bust in baltimore, this area man accused of driving to a militar
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
Aug 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
people in college park early yesterday morning. prince george's county police were breaking up a fight in the mcdonald's parking lot on baltimore avenue when someone in an suv opened fire. minutes later a university of maryland police officer spotted the suv and arrested the two men inside. 18-year-old melvin watson jr. and 20-year-old dekimbe david branson are charged with possession of a handgun and reckless endangerment. >>> the public got one last look inside the maryland mouse of correction in jessup today before it's torn down. the prison closed in 2007 after a series of violent attacks. the 130-year-old building will be deconstructed piece by piece and the inmates will learn skills to use after they serve their time. >> our parole is to give inmates a training and a certificate so when they're released, they're more employable and they stay out of jail. >> the final demolition will be done in about two years. inmates will then use bricks from the ole building to help construct a museum on the -- old building to help construct a museum on the grounds. >>> with heavy rains moving
FOX
May 17, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. medical documents, crime scene photos and pictures of a bloody george zimmerman that fateful february night released hours ago. fox 5's laura evans working this one now. >> after months of debating what really happened this very detailed, very thick report made public today is giving us a clear picture of the moments surrounding the shooting. also tonight we are seeing for the very first time trayvon martin's final moments. take a look. these are surveillance pictures here from a convenience store. police say that right there is 17-year-old martin buying an iced tea and skittles just minutes before the confrontation that ultimately led to his death. new pictures released by sanford police show for the first time george zimmerman's injuries the night he says he shot trayvon martin in self- defense. a bloody back of the head, injuries to the front of zimmerman's face, a swollen nose that police said appeared to be broken. crime scene photos taken following the february 26th shooting outside the sanford, florida gated community shows shell casings, a cell phone and flashlight on
FOX
Aug 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
watch is in effect ti0 ll:0 2a.m. the counties in green, the district and prince george's county, fairfax, loudoun and up to frederick. we'll keep an eye on the storms. it does look like more are on the way overnight tonight. the question is how much of this will we have to deal with as we head on through the weekend. >> thank you. >>> we're following some breaks news right now in the district. an arrest in the murder of a pizza mart owner. he was killed inside his shop more than a week ago. today police arrested a 26-year- old of capitol heights. she's charged with murder. there is no word yet on a motive. >>> also new developments tonight in the case of a california woman who spent 18 years in captivity. turned into a sex slave police say by a registered sex offender. tonight the cops are investigating any ties he may have to a string of murdered prostitutes. today philip girrardo faced a judge for the first time. >> reporter: he and his wife pleaded not guilty to 29 counts. jaycee dugard is back home with her mother. her first words to her mom when they reunited? "hi, mom, ver
FOX
Feb 4, 2011 10:00pm EST
advisory in place. this is not for d.c. or prince george's county or fairfax county, but those counties in the pink to the north of us, loudoun county almost all in this type of thing, as is montgomery county, certainly frederick county. i think if you're in northern loudoun county, northern montgomery county, up here in carroll county, frederick county, washington county and those counties up and down i- 81, that's where tomorrow morning you may have a few slippery spots and i think the rain will be light and where that temperature is 32 and below, it could be just a little bit tricky for a few hours before we start warming things up. here in d.c. temperatures 38 degrees now. that's up a little bit from last hour. gaithersburg 36, that's up a bit, too. frederick is 27. we continue the trend. frederick has come up a couple degrees as well. the clouds are thickening up more than anything. as it precipitates into this fairly cold dry air mass, meaning it starts raining into it, it could potentially cool it down a few degrees. so if you're close to freezing now or below, chances are good w
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May 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
teenager trayvon martin. george zimmerman claimed he shot martin in self-defense and wasn't arrested for nearly a month. richard meyers is the interim chief, bill lee on paid heave, temporarily stepped down from his post in -- leave, temporarily stepped down from his post in march. s there a media campaign set up on zimmerman's -- there's a media campaign set up on zimmerman's behalf but his lawyers shut it down saying it's not in his best interest to speak publicly about the case. >>> president obama's surprise visit to afghanistan, critics accuse the administration of politicizing the anniversary of bin laden's death. up next our analysts predict how this will play out in the upcoming election. >> if you see a story we should look into, send your news tips to fox5tips at wttg.com or 202- 895-3000. [ male announcer ] knowing your customers is important to any successful business. which is why at wells fargo, we work with you to get to know the unique aspects of your business. we can recommend financial solutions that can work for you that have helped millions of business owners save
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Feb 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
charged with brandishing a weapon. a short time ago tonight we sat down with the former prince george's county state's attorney glenn ivey and he thinks the kid is getting a raw deal. >> i understand everybody is on edge after the school shootings we've had in newtown and there's been a series of these over the recent years, but at the same time you hope the weekend him doesn't swing too far to the extreme -- pendulum doesn't swing too far to the extreme. i think that's what's happening here. sometimes when you're too heavy handed, you can push the kid in the opposite direction. this might be one of those scenarios. >> reporter: the 10-year-old was released from juvenile detention today. he's also in hot water at school. the chilwas suspended and the superintendent morton sherman says further action is under consideration including expulsion. more to come on this one, i'm sure, brian. >>> a swim coach whose athletes have included olympians and world record breakers will plead guilty to child sexual abuse. rick curl turned himself in back in october. the washington post reports he will p
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
shooting in prince george's county. eliezer reyes died at a hospital after being shot just after midnight in lewisdale. police believe it was a drive- by, someone firing the gun out of the window of a vehicle in the 2200 block of sheridan street. they found the car, not the gunman. the second victim is an adult. his injuries were not serious. >>> it certainly has not felt like december these last few days, but things are about to change. live look outside tonight, sue palka is in the weather have to let us know how much cooler it's -- have to let us know how much cooler -- have to let us know how much -- have to let us know how much cooler it's going to get. >> last night at this hour we were still in the 60s. december has been pretty easy on us so far with a couple days in the 70s, but a reality check tomorrow as well. let's get a check on temperatures this hour. we're down to 34 degrees in hagerstown, 36 in winchester, 44 in the district, annapolis 46 degrees. we've got clear skies and dry air and we expect these temperatures to continue dropping with those suburbs going down t
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Jan 20, 2011 10:00pm EST
recovering from a potentially deadly disease. a rep for actor george clooney says he contracted malaria during a trip to africa earlier this month. he was in sudan working on diplomatic relations. the rep said he has made a full recovery thanks to a powerful medication that can turn a potentially fatal disease into just 10 bad days. >>> american idol back with a bang and the judges are making their mark right along with the singers. steven tyler has decades of experience making it big in music and he's brought it to the table without the trademark screams this time. we have a one on one with the rock legend about his new gig. >> they got to be good. >> reporter: rock icon and aerosmith front man steven tyler much more than the demon of screaming bringing a wealth of experience to the idol judging table. ♪you don't know ♪ i just love her so ♪ >> i take it as serious as i can and i also don't let it bother me too much because remember, sometimes the best stars aren't the best singers. you know what i mean. >> reporter: presenting his own style the 62-year-old rocker has always made
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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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Jan 13, 2011 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> an all out show force in prince george's county county, the police department taking drastic measures to curb the crime. officers are canvassing county streets tonight. this is the community when looking for answers from the county's top cop. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. the action is in response to the 13 homicides in the first 13 days of the new year. fox 5's wisdom martin is live at police headquarters in palmer park tonight with the latest. >> reporter: a lot of people in the county are wondering what the police are doing to deal with this crime problem and tonight the police chief met with several people in the community to talk about his plan of action a. with 13 home -- action. with 13 homicides in the first 13 days of the new year in prince george's county county many are looking for answers from law enforcement. >> as a citizen living here in prince george's county i'm very interested to see how they're going to implement a man. >> i want to make sure we understand -- a plan. >> i want to make sure
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Apr 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
vehicle to give restaurants the opportunity to compete. >> reporter: prince george's county delegate jolene ivey is one of the sponsors and says the cork law simply brings maryland in line with similar laws already in effect in d.c. and virginia. >> a lot of these high end restaurants allow this policy and to have maryland say no, it's just meant that our restaurants were not on equal footing. >> reporter: but not everyone is ready to raise a glass to the idea. rusty rolo has owned harry brown straints in annapolis for 33 years -- restaurants in annapolis for 33 years. >> now they're giving us one more thing we have to wrangle with. >> reporter: beer, wine and liquor sales are critical parts of his business and rusty says he's concerned some people may shy away from his wine list to save money instead of asking to uncork a truly special bottle of wine. >> there's a difference between that and a guy walking in with a bottle of yellow tail that he bought for 4.99 at a liquor store. >> reporter: but the bill's author montgomery county delegate brian feldman said he built in safeguards t
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Dec 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
leslie johnson asked for probation today in greenbelt. the judge said no. the former prince george's county council member was ordered to serve time in prison. fox 5's john henrehan has this story. >> reporter: according to federal prosecutors, former prince george's county executive jack johnson was corrupt for the entire eight year period he had the top job in the county shaking down developers and contractors for big money. leslie johnson, his wife, told a federal judge at her sentencing hearing i did not know anything about the criminal conduct that my husband engaged in. prosecutors call that claim ludicrous noting that as fbi agents were banging at the door leslie johnson flushed a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and conspired with her husband on an intercepted phone call to hide $80,000 in cash. >> you got the cash? >> uh-huh. >> okay. put it in your bra or something like that and walk out of there. >> reporter: leslie johnson's attorney characterized the 80,000 in cash that was in the basement of their home as household emergency money. on the fourth floor of the f
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Nov 16, 2012 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> tonight two prince george's county police officers suspended, the movie that landed them in hot water and reaction from the police department. >> plus the developing story in the middle east tonight, missiles fired from both sides in the gaza strip as the region teeters on the brink of an all out war. >> it's the end of an era, the mad dash for twinkies and cupcakes as hostess announces plans to go out of business. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. >>> we begin tonight with what was supposed to be a spoof on racial profiling during a traffic stop. >> but now two prince george's county police officers who appeared in an internet video are suspended, could be fired. fox 5's audrey barnes has the story now. >> prince george's county police internal fairs got an anonymous tip this morning -- affairs got an anonymous tip this morning about the video. it's been taken off youtube for now. the officers who starred in it are off the job pending the outcome of an internal investigation. >> i watched it and was disgusted
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Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm EST
georges county police department. what happened? >> reporter: a lot of questions after this 15-year-old was killed. police are describing his injuries as trauma at this point, and as you can imagine, family members are extremely distraught. detectives going door to door in hillcrest heights looking for leads after a 15-year-old was killed on the street. [sobbing] >> reporter: heartbroken family members arrived at the scene hoping for more information from police. >> i'm just lost. >> reporter: laurice matthew says the victim was her nephew, a freshman, and she believes he may have been targeted on the way to the bus stop because he was carrying a pair of brand new shoes. >> he was catching the bus to take his girlfriend a pair of new shoes. my sister bought it for her. from what we heard, he was running, i guess, i don't know whether they was trying to rob him or what. but he only had one pair of tennis shoes. it wasn't even nothing serious. >> reporter: investigators say they have not determined the motive at this point. >> still under investigation. at this time, it's not clear wh
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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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Feb 6, 2011 11:35pm EST
montgomery county tends to get hit hard herb than prince george's could be -- hit harder than prince george's county. >> now, where that is geologically, that does set up the factor. >> reporter: 95 is built right where the elevation suddenly drops out of the mountains and into the bay. causing temperatures to rise and thunderstorms to transform into something really ferocious. tornadoes do hit our area more than you might think. fox 5 analyzes the data base that every twister to hit the dc area since 1950. and we discovered 67 tornadoes hit mountainous areas. still, most were very weak. sue says storms really intensify when they hit the potomac river. >> i don't know if it is getting a little energy from the water, i don't know if there is a little wind at that latitude that makes them spin a little more and the river might juice them up, but they almost always intensify as they cross the river. >> reporter: on the other side of the river, charles county and the town of la plata. >> wires are down, poles are down, you couldn't walk down charles street. >> reporter: he is mayor of la
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May 11, 2010 10:00pm EDT
mother of the uva student accused of beating his girlfriend to death is speaking out. george hughley's mother issues an emotional statement. >>> caught on camera. a student cowering in fear as his teacher issues a beat down. >>> lawmakers are slamming the oil executives they say responsible for the catastrophe in the gulf. wait until you hear who the oil executives are blaming. >>> also ahead tonight... >> full-blown fights, dangerous horseplay. we'll reveal the five riskiest metro stops caused by rowdy riders. just ahead. "os >>> the mother of the uva student accused of killing his girlfriend speaks out next. i'suwetgip.tcu >>> disturbing cell phone video shows a texas teacher beating a student. what appears to start out as rough housing quickly escalates into the teacher kick and hitting the student. the sixth grader says it all started when the physical education teacher caught him mocking a mentally challenged student. >> he just started kicking me and punching me and banging my head into the end of the wall. >> i want to see her go to jail for assaulting my child. i want
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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
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Dec 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
is. >> reporter: prince george's county police we're told are investigating all this. they have asked the folks to get them a list of serial numbers. trouble is a rot of these were gifts that -- a lot of these were gifts that were never even opened. >> thank you. >>> firefighters meantime rescued a teenage boy from a fire in a leesburg townhouse today. theire destroyed two homes and badly damaged two others on hancock place. marjorie miller was at work when she learned her son had just been saved from the flames. she got home to find the family lost everything they owned, including their pet cat. >> it is very horrible. had a great christmas. now we have no home but i've got great friends, my mom. we'll be all right. we'll survive. >> she's got a great attitude. the firefighter was hit by falling debris but he was not badly hurt. investigators still looking for the cause of that fire. >>> dangerous winds ripped around our region today, enough to bring down a tree in the adams morgan section of d.c. it landed right on that car the garrett park section of montgomery county. a tree
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Mar 31, 2011 10:00pm EDT
the game? >> not really. >> not as much as bush got. >> boo! >> reporter: president george w. bush did get it when he threw out the first pitch in 2008. former mayor adrian fenty also heard booing from fans. >> that's probably uncalled for. you go to the game to enjoy yourself. that's what i went for. >> reporter: jessie watkins says she knows mayor gray has faced serious allegations since taking office a few months ago, but she points out the allegations haven't been proven. >> i don't think you should judge before you know, you know, what exactly happened. >> it's sort of unexpected. i thought in the spirit of the first game of the season, opening day and all that, was kind of surprised at the degree of reaction. >> i stay neutral. it was a little disappointing to see it happen to him. i understand he's controversial right now, but i don't think that's quite the right way to treat any human. >> we did check in with the mayor's office tonight for comment and told the mayor would pass on talking about the booing today. he's got bigger issues on his plate. tomorrow morning he's expe
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Mar 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
down the suspected ring. >> plus more surveillance video of george zimmerman in the hour after he killed trayvon martin. it's raising more questions about what happened and how police handled the investigation. >> and donovan mcnabb opening up about his time with the skins, what he has to say about coach shanahan and ag3. >>> we'll begin tonight, though with, that -- and rg3. >>> we'll begin tonight, though with, that prostitution ring in fairfax county. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. gang members cruised social media sites and bus stops and schoolyards looking for young girls to pimp out. >> some of the young girls forced to have sex with multiple men a day over and over again for a month were just 16 years old. people who work with survivors of this type of human trafficking say it could have lifelong effects, but there is help out there. >> reporter: this alexandria neighborhood bordered by russell road, mount vernon was ground zero for the prostitution ring. members of the underground crips gang would force 16, 17 and 18-year-old girls
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Feb 3, 2012 10:00pm EST
? >> need do it to anybody. reporter: prince george's county police were back in the complex friday night warning residents about the danger and searching for witnesses. >> we're doing a campus of the neighborhood. reporter: investigators say the suspect tricked the elderly lady into opening her door. >> when a male knocked on her door posing as a neighbor, she answered the door. the male entered her apartment and physically assaulted her. reporter: he grabbed some money from her purse and fled. the kind of crime that has neighbors on edge. >> it's quiet. i keep my kids in the house and i never hear any trouble outside or anything. reporter: police warn residents to be on alert for this suspect, not afraid to pull off a daylight robbery and assault. >> that's a very heinous crime. evidently this person has no regard or respect for the elderly citizens of our community. reporter: the elderly woman told police the man who beat and robbed her is between 20 and 30 years old, 6 feet tall and at the time he was wearing all dark clothing. investigators say they really need some tips on thi
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Aug 18, 2012 10:00pm EDT
georges county. and talk about a long run from california all the way to right here in the district. and it was all for a great cause. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us, i'm matt acklin. we begin tonight in the district where a d.c. man remains in a coma after a brutal attack. it happened last night near eastern market. the man wasn't found until this morning on the front porch of a capitol hill home. fox 5's lauren demarco is live in the newsroom with more on this. >> a heartbreaking and frightening story. police are working to figure out a motive as an aggravated assault. an attack that left a d.c. husband and father clinging to life. 29-year-old thomas, who goes by tc, was hanging out with friends at the restaurant along pennsylvania avenue friday night after attending the washington nats game. they say he left to walk a few blocks home to his capitol hill home around 12:45 a.m., but this morning his wife, abby, awoke to found he never returned. she contacted police and around the same time, officers were responding to a call for a man lying unconscious on the front p
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Jan 18, 2012 10:00pm EST
george's county woman simply trying to lend a helping hand to what she thought was a family in need and gets swindled out of thousands of dollars. >> police are so horrified by this story they actually asked this woman to come out and give a firsthand account to reporters. she stood outside the bank in the bitter cold as the wind blew today and she talked to report burbs what happened to her. there were actually tear -- reporters about what happened to her. there were actually tears coming down her face. >> i'm still scared. i keep looking around thinking they are still watching me. reporter: six days ago in the early afternoon surveillance cameras inside the bank of america inside new hampshire avenue and langley park recorded the victim walking into the lobby with a woman she'd agreed to help, but by that time the request for help had turned into a threat. police say this woman who stood next to the victim at the teller's win dote entire time even talking to her -- window the entire time even talking to her implied she had a gun and ordered her to withdraw a large amount of cash. >> i
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