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Sep 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
military but found something more interesting at george washington university. it was international studies. >> he came down here and it just seemed like everything was now fitting together and this is what he wanted to do. >> reporter: casey just started grad school at george washington in august. friday night around 2:30 in the morning he met two friends at the mcdonald's on m street, but trouble was already there. >> pat arrived and three guys started to put some taunts towards pat's friend and to pat, eventually to pat. so some barbs went back and forth. >> reporter: witnesses told miss three men got into a verbal at -- police three men got into a verbal altercation with patrick and after they left one of the friends sucker punched patrick in the face. >> he went down hard, hit the sidewalk and suffered a massive head injury. >> reporter: casey was taken to the hospital where he he spent days fighting for his life. tuesday night he died from his injuries. >> we thought when he was in afghanistan, we thought that was the way he would end his life. this is worse. i don't know. >>
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
hours in prince georges county. now five people are under arrest for the murder of after 15-year-old student. >>> we're going to begin tonight with breaking news. a child is dead after a family is run over by their own car in prince georges county. happened just before 8:00 tonight on the 600 block of audrey lane. father exited his vehicle with his two young children, left the engine running and that's when the car ran into gear and ran over the family. both children taken to the hospital. a three-year-old pronounced dead. a two-year-old right now in critical condition. the father treated at the scene. we'll have a reporter on the scene. we'll update you in a few minutes. >>> now to more breaking news. a huge fire on germantown road, you can see the damage. the building is a catering company warehouse. it's next to the electrical substation. so far, no reports of any injuries and no word on a cause. >>> and now to the arrest in a murder of a maryland teenager. he was killed over a pair of shoes. >> one of three in the last 48 hours across prince georges county. let's begin with will
FOX
May 19, 2013 10:00pm EDT
today also and estimated 25,000 people were there to celebrate the george washington university class of 2013. this year commencement speaker was actress carry washington who is a gw alump me in case you didn't know ceremony also showed off university new look stage was decorated flags showing new logos and mono grams. and steve ebb colbert university of virginia some word of wisdom the comedian speak during exer size. recognizing the top student and professors at the university. you may learn sooner than most generations the hard lessons that you must as you make past for your seth. there is is no secret society out there. that will tap you on the shoulder one night and show you the way. because the truth secret is, your life will not be defined by the society that we have left you. colbert has some unique ties to university he was rejected. attend hampton sydney college state and later married university of virginia graduate. >> president obama delovers commencement speech at morehouse college in george george today. president gave some advice to graduates at the private all male co
FOX
Aug 24, 2009 10:00pm EDT
dream, it was reality for hundreds, possibly thousands of high school students in prince george's county today all thanks to a scheduling snafu. here's more on the class confusion. >> reporter: big problems today throughout prince george's county public high schools only. some students with no class schedule. others enrolled in the wrong classes like honor roll kids put in regular classes and some students were given two classes at the very same time. at the start of every school year, there are some problems but nothing like this. >> it was just really frustrating for me. >> reporter: it wasn't a call this mother after suitland high school freshman expected at 8:30 in the morning good she just stated she's in the auditorium and they don't have a schedule for her. >> reporter: her daughter who doesn't want to be identified because she doesn't want to start off her four years in high school with any north right says she showed up and was told she had no class schedule. what do you hope to be some day? >> a nye crow natal doctor. >> reporter: school officials directed her and severa
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
we'll pass them to you. >> let's get to maryland to the prince georges race. jackson versus baker, you can see baker has 46% of the votes to michael jackson's 37%, dean coming in at 13%. only 24% of the precincts reporting there. >>> to the race for governor in the state of maryland, we are talking about the democratic primary, o'maly won the nomination with 89% of the votes. >> no surprise there with o'maley bringing in the democratic ticket. it is a rematch from four years ago, urich has won the nomination for governor of maryland with 78% of the vote. >>> we're following the race for us senate in maryland. barbara mccolski incumbant handily winning that one with 84% of the votes. >>> the fox5 news team covering every angle of this primary tonight. we're going to start with wisdom martin, live at vincent gray's headquarters tonight. wisdom, i know we have no numbers, but how's it going. >> reporter: vincent gray has been doing campaigning. he's been out campaigning all day long, continuing to get his message out there, that he's the man this city has to change, he's the man bringing
FOX
Feb 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
weeks, the murder tally out of prince georges county topped the headlines. one for each day of the new year. the headlines faded and a grieving mother says so has the public outrage for the crimes. you spoke to this mother? >> i did. her name is karen and she is no stranger to prince georges county police. in fact, she is at times camped out on their doorstep wanting answers about her son's murder. she was back today and not alone. she is trying to keep her laser like focus on the murder of her son and others. >> outside the prince georges county police headquarters, undeterred by the rain, karen desha called attention to the 16 people murdered in the county just last month. >> these were human beings. these were people with families. these were people with futures. these were people who could have made a difference in our world and we want to stand up for them. we want them to know, unless everyone comes together, it will not be safe. >> desha -- investigators say there was a struggle and that a masked man shot and killed him. police also said the murder was likely drug related. s
FOX
Jun 25, 2010 10:00pm EDT
at 10:00. i'm shawn yancy. >>> i'm steve chenevey in for brian. chainy was admitted to george washington university hospital after experiencing discomfort today. fox 5's wisdom martin working this one in the newsroom tonight. >> reporter: the former vice. was not feeling well and went to see his doctors at george washington university. they advised him to be admitted to the hospital for further testing. it is not clear if this latest health concern is related to his previous heart problems. he had a mild heart attack in february. that was his fifth since he was 37 years old. now, his spokesperson says the 69-year-old cheney is expected to remain at the hospital over the weekend. >> wisdom, thank you so much. >>> new tonight, a desperate search is under way for two missing teenagers. fairfax county police are calling it a critical matter. the best friends were last seen one week ago and no one has heard from them since. maureen umeh is here now with the story. >> reporter: sean, police first thought the teens left on their own but that has since changed partly because the girls
FOX
Jul 5, 2009 10:00pm EDT
wheeling avenue in upper marlboro. you can see how bad the fire was, tonight, prince george's county has yet to release the names of the people who died. more on the story. >> reporter: and will, friends of the person who lived at the home talked to us off camera. he was in the process of moving out. they were in the process of the identification to see if he was one of the victims. the other person inside was burned. the area is now a shell of a structure. >> the flames, it was engulfed like everything inside. you can see the roof torn up. and the flames were just going up like -- almost up to the sky. >> reporter: greg smith is one of several neighbors who witnessed some three dozen firefighters working for almost an hour to put it out. >> i never saw anything like it in my life. it was just real crazy, woke up last night, saw the house blazing all up. the roof torn down, you could see from the inside you couldn't save anything. >> reporter: the flames melted the siding of two other homes. firefighters tried to search for two people inside but had to move back. a second search led to t
FOX
Feb 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
of former president george w. bush. fox 5's laura evans has more on the story. >> khalid aldawsari was charged today with terrorism with a weapon of mass destruction. this guy appears to be act ago loan, not part of a larger tear -- acting alone, not part of a larger terrorist. khalid aldawsari was arrested after trying to buy large concentrations of phenol. according to court documents, aldawsari was accused of using infidels to hide explosives. aldawsari allegedly named 12 dams in nevada and california as well as the dallas home of former president george w. bush. reporters asked if president obama spoke to president bush about this. the fed believe aldawsari did research on -- feds believe aldawsari researched on the web how to prepare a booby trapped vehicle and use his cell phone as a detonator. when he was just 9 years old he said osama bin laden bin's speeches inspired him to carry out jihad. he wanted a scholarship because it allowed him to live in the u.s. and helped to finance his violent plan and now after mastering the english language, learning how to build explosives
FOX
Sep 8, 2009 10:00pm EDT
week when the sharks were first spotted. >>> a very disturbing trend right now in prince george's county. health officials there say there's a surge in the number of rabid bats. in fact, one person has already been bitten. fox 5's claudia coffey now with a fox 5 health alert and what you can do to keep the bats away from you. >> reporter: residents are be told in prince george's county to be on alert for possible rabid bats. ten bats with rabies have already been found this year. nine alone in august. and one person is recovering from a bat bite. prince george's county health officer dr. donald shell says these rabid bats will be acting out of the ordinary. >> we have found that if a bat is flying in the daytime, if a bat is inside your home flying in your room or if a bat is laying on the ground, then that bat is probably sick. and if that bat is sick, it's most likely it's a rabid bat that has rabies. >> reporter: across the state and the nation, rabid bats are up. the reason? dr. shell says the weather could be partially to blame. >> essentially it's a mild winter allows a bat
FOX
Jun 25, 2012 10:00pm EDT
thunderstorms battered parts of prince george's county neighbors are still assessing the damage. some are salvaging what's left looking for a new place to hit. >> reporter: let me give you example how bad the situation is. look at this apartment complex. you can seat living room because the roof -- see the living room because the roof has been completely blown off and that has been a situation in several apartment buildings in this area. we also saw today that the roof collapsed in some situations. there were people who were actually inside these buildings when this happened. they were caught off guard by this. tonight we spoke with some of those people. >>walter taylor, a nine year bladensburg resident heard loud noises friday night and thought there was a water pipe issue. >> i could feel this wall vibrating. >> reporter: his two daughters were in their bedroom. >> the roof was leaking from on top and all the water came in and eventually it just got up to here. >> reporter: his wife was in his bedroom where water started drip from the krieg. >> so i got -- dripping from the ceiling.
FOX
Jul 30, 2009 10:00pm EDT
off by prince george's county public schools in the wake of an $11.8 million school budget cut. administrators, assistant principals and support staff are among those now polishing up their resumes but it doesn't end there. the school system is also pitching in to help. the same office that provides training for employees to move up is helping some manage their transition out. >> when people are going through a difficult time knowing that -- not knowing where the next paycheck is going to come from, they need the ability to talk about that and talk about the fears. >> they are also offering ewing skills, interviewing skills, resume writing and stress management. >>> whether you're looking for a job or an employer loin g tont hire, check out myfoxdc.com, your one stop job shop. you can list your opening on thbse e itwendandarsech for a new gig too. click on money. once there look for the fox 5 job shop. >>> renovations to d.c. schools without walls are finally complete. mayor adrian fenty and school chancellor michele rhee were there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. the project
FOX
Jul 22, 2009 10:00pm EDT
something. i'm will thomas, now back to you. >>> prince george's county police are asking for your help tonight finding this man. they say 21-year-old raymond ford of capitol heights is responsible for several armed robberies and break-ins in the area. police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. if you see this man and know where he is, call police. >>> no jail time for a bethesda doctor found guilty of cocaine possession. instead a judge sentenced him to 18 months probation. the trial lasted four hours with the judge, not a jury deciding the doctor's fate. police raided the doctor's home office back in april and found traces of cocaine. he says he's innocent. claimed he thought the white powder was his wife's ritalin medication. >>> one month aft deadly metro -- aft the deadly metro -- after the deadly metro crash, cause remains a mystery. but there are new developments that could help calm the fear. this is metro on the againstive -- on the defensive after word of more possible trouble on the track. >> reporter: new information tonight about how long metro lost track of tr
FOX
Mar 27, 2012 10:00pm EDT
over the trayvon martin case. also tonight, one of george zimmerman's friends says you don't know the whole story. it is a fox 5 exclusive. >>> passengers on board this jet blue flight forced to take down the plane's pilot. you have to hear what he was telling them that forced an emergency landing. >> and his injuries so horrible, he is barely left the house in 15 years. tonight, a face transplant like the world has never seen before is giving a local man his life back. >> but we begin tonight with new developments in the trayvon martin case. thanks for joining us, i'm laura evans. >> and i'm brian bolter. members of congress are rallying around them. wisdom martin was there. wisdom. >> reporter: trayvon martin's parents have been getting support from rallies all over the nation, now they are getting support from members of congress. they were in washington, d.c. this afternoon meeting with congressional leaders to discuss several things that went wrong in this shooting. the parents of florida teen, trayvon martin in washington, d.c., flanked by members of congress. it was a show
FOX
Jul 6, 2009 10:00pm EDT
accused of murder in prince george's county. it all stems from a homicide on new hampshire avenue last week. takoma park police tracked down one suspect this afternoon and the other took off and barricaded himself inside an apartment building. he was eventually taken into custody. >>> a violent holiday in the district. a 10-year-old girl just one of nearly a dozen people shot over the 4th of july weekend. six people are dead and one victim remains in critical condition tonight. the sudden spike in violent crime has d.c. police taking immediate action. fox 5's maureen umeh has the details. >> reporter: d.c. police have fanned out across the district, making arrests in several of the shootings. rights now they are hot on the trail of a suspect in the shooting of the little girl and believe other arrests will come. we're hearing this was a targeted attack that left innocent people injured. >> we have names. we're out looking. and if we don't have you yet, we'll have you very soon. >> reporter: d.c. police chief cathy lanier, strong and determined. her message clear. >> if you shoot s
FOX
Sep 3, 2009 10:00pm EDT
upgrade their stand alone atm machines. a spokesman for prince george's county fire says the hydroram they lost was stolen from a fire station left open by accident while firefighters responded to a call. officials familiar with the hydroram say training is needed to know how to operate it properly. the money lost is not insured by the fdic. paul wagner, fox 5 news. >>> how would you like to get your hands on $10,000? it could be yours if you help police track these guys down. investigators say they're connected two two -- to two grocery store robberies. the first one happened saturday night and the second on monday. both robberies were at the safeway in northeast. if you recognize this pair, call the number on your screen. >>> a presidential address to students across the country is causing controversy tonight. the speech on education is scheduled for tuesday. white house aides have suggested teachers have students write an essay on how they can help the. with his education plan. loudoun county announced it's not going to show the speech to students at all saying it doesn't fit in with it
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
Dec 30, 2009 10:00pm EST
. this man george philips ii is accused of ambushing two deputy, stabbing one, shooting the other t. all went down just after 1:00 this afternoon in a holding cell at the courthouse in warrenton. roby chavez live there tonight with the still developing story. roby? >> reporter: brian, new information tonight is emerging about the suspect and the alleged weapon used. investigators now believe he used a hand made weapon that was constructed while in custody and attacked officers as soon as they entered his holding cell. it was a chaotic scene at the fauquier county courthouse as the shooting unfolded inside. >> we heard sirens and saw the vehicles pull up. looked out and saw the deputy putting the tape across the courthouse and all the ambulances pulled up. >> reporter: a prisoner went on a rampage in a holding cell just moments before the bank robbery suspect was to appear in court. those inside the courthouse scrambled. >> i heard gunshots which i wasn't sure at time what it was till we got a phone call. wwere tolto lock our doors. >> reporter: frantic oments sent two deputies to th
FOX
Aug 19, 2009 10:00pm EDT
cho. >> prince george's county fire investigators have made an arrest in an arson that a firefighter critically hurt. flash back to aprilth. the firefighter suffered severe burns while battling this home. wisdom martin is here with details on the arrest. >> reporter: i had a chance to speak to the suspect, at this time, he said no comment. but court documents say a lot. they say daniels set the fire to get back at a woman he was having an affair with. >> charges stem from a house fire that severely injured a firefighter. firefighters responded to a house on harrington drive in largo. the homeowner was inside with two other people. they escaped unharmed. one of the firefighters, daniel mcgowan suffered severe burns. investigators later figured out a vehicle under the car port had been set on fire anticipate that caused the rest of the house to go up in flames. during the arson investigation, a shirt collected it e scene had gasoline on it and the dna of john daniels. cording it to court documents, daniels was having an affair with bivens and he was upset because she ended the real est
FOX
Sep 20, 2010 10:00pm EDT
parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's county. >> that's why i get here as early as i do. >> reporter: celestine walker has knee problems and snagged the first space in the last row at 4:46 in the morning, long before the trains had even begun to run. >> of course, it frustrates me to see someone pull up, put a little sign like that in their window and walk out with heels on. it does drive me crazy because i think whoever used it should have a valid disability. >> reporter: mildred williams has asthma. >> a lot of people think just because you can't see the disability that people aren't disabled because you can't see mine, but it's there. >> reporter: which is why to get answers we had to ask a very uncomfortable question. if you don't mind me asking, what is your disability? >> i have a train to catch. >> reporter: we've had a lot of people complaining about people using those placards when they don't really have a disability. ma'am, is that your placard? she was in a hurry, but minutes later returned to move her car to a regular space. >> i hav
FOX
Jul 13, 2009 10:00pm EDT
in 1954. she graduated from yale law school in 1979. president george h. w. bush appointed her as a federal judge back in 1991. six years later president clinton elevated sotomayor to the second circuit court of appeals. >>> another presidential obama nominee has just been named. the president tabbed dr. regina benjamin for surgeon general. she's seen here on the left. a family physician from alabama, she's dedicated her career to public health service after her clinic was destroyed not once, twice but three times by hurricanes and fires, she rebuilt it out of her own pocket and with the help of her community. >> when people couldn't pay, she didn't charge them. when the clinic wasn't making money, she didn't take a salary for herself. when hurricane george destroyed the clinic in 1998, she made house calls to all of her patients while it was rebuilt. >> the president also pointed out -- [ indiscernible ] her father died of diabetes, her only sibling of h.i.v. -related complications and her mother of lung cancer. the doctor will still have to be confirmed by the u.s. senate. >>> new
FOX
Jul 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
prince george's county dennis' family members recall they were waiting for him to come home for dinner when they got word he had been stabbed. >> if there's one person in this entire toward if god was like i need an angel, i would pick my dad. all i want to know is why. that's all we want to know is why. >> a shop mechanic witnessed the attack. family members are trying to decide whether to have the funeral here or in africa. >> karen gray houston tonight. >> let's switch gears and turn to our weather. >> all around a pretty gray weekend in tower region. how is the workweek shaping up -- in our region. how is the workweek shaping up? >> the prurigos. we at least had some -- the pressure is on. we at least had some sunshine this afternoon. humidity is sticking in and it will kick around for a bit as well. 82 degrees attiring national airport, 82 dulles -- at reagan national airport, 82 at dulles. we did get a little break in terms of those very high numbers in terms of temperatures. it's currently 78 degrees at reagan national airport, humidity another factor, 79%. a light southerly win
FOX
Aug 26, 2009 10:00pm EDT
montgomery county and prince george's county is taken away. >> reporter: on a new website for maryland state employee, governor martin o'malley tried to cushion the blow of severe budget cuts. >> they represent about 5% of our general fund for 2010. by comparison, california's budget gap has reached as high as 49%. >> reporter: the state needs to flash $454 million in spending. the biggest chunks is being taken out of funds meant to support cities and counties. that money is used for local police departments, health clinics, community colleges and transportation. montgomery couy and prince george's county are losing 90% of the money ty were supposed to get from gas tax, driver licensing and titling fees. >> if there was a construction project in your neighborhood, it might be delayed. if you have a pothole on your way to work, it might take longer for it to get fixed. if you were hoping to get a sidewalk on your street in your area, that might not happen this year. >> reporter: in the plan the state is protecting k-12 education and the social safety net but higher education is
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
FOX
Aug 23, 2009 10:00pm EDT
complete coverage of the first day back to work, not just in d.c. prince george's county too. you can watch fox 5 morning news tomorrow morning starting at 4:55 for complete coverage. >>> the big questiois what will the weather be like when the kids head out to the bus stop in the morning? a live look right now outside. a quiet night tonight. no trouble brewing either now that hurricane bill has blown north. we'll get more on bill in just a moment but let's go to sue palka now for the back-to- school forecast. how is it looking? >> reporter: i think it's going to be a real nice start for the kids going back to school. it's so much quieter now. the last thing you want to do is send the kids to school with the heat index 95 and higher. nonof -- none of the above for tomorrow. looks like it's going to be a delightful morning. mostly sunny and less humid. temperatures in the low to mid- ths atat hour. t e n is comi up ine'sttg g'setting darker a li earlier as well. i don't think there la in. cots thi th mpk complaints. in veto g oto coschahave to go when the weather is so nice. look out t
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Nov 29, 2011 10:00pm EST
himself in. prince george's county police say he was mistakenly released on bond due to a clerical error. he is charged in the smooting death of phillip watson in march -- shooting death of phillip watson in march. >>> yet another carjacking in montgomery county early this morning on veers mill road and wheaton. two men onlied the driver and passenger returning to -- robbed the driver and passenger returning to the car from the burger king. it's not believed this carjacking is related to the three recent carjackings at the westfield wheaton mall. >>> police trying too track dune the driver who killed an elderly man -- down the driver who killed an elderly man on beltsville. the driver did not stop to help. 72-year-old lewis poti of sea pleasant was killed. police believe the driver may have been in a street race before the crash. >>> a delivered house fire in prince george's county claimed the lives of two more people. a 6-year-old died in the fire over the weekend. overnight his mother and his aunt died from their injuries. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom now. >> the fire
FOX
May 15, 2010 10:00pm EDT
george's county police officers are recovering after noise complaints led to a fight and the recovery of drugs. it happened friday night at an apartment on the 3000 block of brinkley road in temple hill. when the officers returned for a second time to ask the residents to turn down their music they spotted drug paraphernalia as a fight broke out. police called to the scene found those drugs. >> after they secured the search warrant, that's when we discovered additional illegal drug, such as marijuana, pcp, ecstasy and scales and other items. >> several people have been arrested and are facing charges. the drugs have a street value of over $13,000. the injured officers were treated and released. >>> another big story we're working. president obama honors fallen law enforcement officers during national police week. he attended a memorial at capitol today where he thanked officers and their families for their sacrifice. >> to the survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, our hearts go out to you for your loss. the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers you loved, they protected us a
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Oct 8, 2009 10:00pm EDT
and killed by a marc train today. police in prince george's county still not releasing his name. they say he was shing a bike across the tracks in hyattsville when the csx freight train hit him near rhode island avenue and baltimore avenue. the accident did cause delays this afternoon on the trains running from union station to baltimore. >>> a cold case cracked in maryland. a mother finally seeing justice in her daughter's brutal murder. 17-year-old stacy seton pregnant when she was shot to death execution style near her home nearly four years ago. fox 5's paul wagner here now with the big break that police say blew it wide open. >> reporter: she was found shot to death on june 1, 2005. she died of a single gunshot wound to the back of her head. early on police focused on a man investigators believe was angry at stacy, a man who told associates he wanted her dead for the theft of drugs and money from his apartment. police now say they can place mcdonald abraham at the scene of the crime, prove he knew stacy even though he said he did not. >> i met him. >> reporter: gail seton's
FOX
Aug 3, 2009 10:00pm EDT
at a fire station and firefighters couldn't get there fast enough. officials in prince george's county down play the claim about staffing cuts. but more on the story where they say exactly what happened. >> reporter: just before 2:00 this morning, volunteer firefighters returning from a call noticed an odor coming from the pumper truck they had just backed into the station. >> one of the guys said hey, there is smoke coming from the engine, and they think the engine is on fire. >> reporter: the deputy chief thought they could fight the blaze on their own, so he cancelled the call for help, but when it couldn't get done, the chief asked for additional help. >> there were statistics and measures that -- the fire apparatus or units should arrive within six minutes of the emergency. and it -- hereit is -- it was our emergency, not taking it firsthand, seemed like it was 10 minutes. >> reporter: the dispatch records show it was actually eight minutes, with help coming from the station just two 10th of a mile further away from the capitol heights station. the one closest to the statio
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Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
about, 2.65. >> it's shoe mania in prince george's county. why are these shoes such a big deal? find out at 11:00. this is my friend diane. she's played by the rules her whole life. but then the rules flew right out the window. having just lost her husband, she stepped up and adopted her three grandkids, while working full time and caring for her brother, eddie, with cerebral palsy. i get the three children up. i walk andrew at eight i drop olivia off at eight thirty. spend a few minutes at emilio's school. i stop at the grocery store, and then i might do some laundry that has to be done. and then i have about five minutes. the baby sitter comes in and then i go to work. i'm not back home again until 11:30 at night. hard as she works, it's still a struggle to keep up with the bills and stay warm at night. when we asked the biggest oil companies to help families in need, only citgo, the people of venezuela, and president hugo chavez responded. thanks to them, citizens energy is able to deliver millions of gallons of fuel to families just like diane's. i'm joe kennedy. if you need help
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Sep 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
, new details in the death of a war vet and george washington university graduate student, police calling this now a homicide. witnesses say patrick casey was hit in the face outside a mcdonald's in northwest. he held, hit the ground hard and died -- he fell, hit the ground hard and died of his injuries. fox 5's wisdom martin is following this one in the newsroom. >> there are conflict the reports about what the victim was doing and his involvement in the fatal confrontation. witnesses say patrick was trying to break up the fight when he was punched, but today investigators say something completely different. d.c. police say 33-year-old patrick casey has been portrayed as an innocent man punched and died, but that's not what their investigation is saying. >> no. he was not exactly how it was portrayed in the media so far that he was just an inactive bystander, if you will, but decided to interject himself and come to someone else's aid. that is. what our investigation is indicating at this time -- that is not what our investigation is indicating at this time. >> reporter: the war
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Oct 3, 2011 10:00pm EDT
capital one bank branch just opened inside parkdale high school in prince george's county. 10 student bankers made it through a grueling process to become tellers. >> in the application process we had to go through two interviews and write cover letters, resumes and it was the first time for take lot of people. >> reporter: they went to corporate training, even scooted off to college for a few days. >> it's life changing. it's not one specific thing that's changed. everything overall, the way we carry ourselves, the way we speak, everything, the way we present ourselves. so pretty much everything went from being a high school student to trying to be a professional. >> reporter: now their customers are fellow students. >> you get to know your customers on a name to name basis. so it's easier because you already know most of your friends and customers. >> reporter: the kids will get the same hourly wage as any entry level capital one teller and they say they'll save more of their money rather than spend it because of what they've learned here. >> before i had my training i went into fin
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Jul 7, 2009 10:00pm EDT
has returned. >> reporter: reporting in prince george's county, fox 5 news. >> she is a black female with a light complexion, 180 pounds, about 5'7", wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. >>> and councilman gray's office says that it means every benefit available to opposite sex couples will be available to same sex couples, the councilman is working on a bill to allow the marriages to be performed in the district and hopes to introduce it by the end of the year. >>> and approving 60 seats, franken took the oath of office. is the senate in store for a shake-up? we'll look at the latest change on the hill. >>> it took just 73 words for democrats to achieve a majority that has not been seen in a generation. >> so help you god. >> i do. >> congratulations, senator. >> thank you. >> following his official oath of office, senator franken and joe biden did it again for the cameras, as the new senator seemed to notice the attention. since he arrived in washington, franken has repeated that he only sees himself as minnesota's junior lawmaker. but to his democrat colleagues there is no joke a
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Aug 10, 2009 10:00pm EDT
gunman who killed three women then himself at a pennsylvania gym last week. george sodini was apparently questioned by police just the week before that shooting. he was taken into custody after a passenger on a bus reported seeing a man with a grenade. but police say the witness couldn't identify sodini so they let him go. authorities say he kept a blog planning the attack and referenced a grenade in one of his many diaries. >>> the seventh person accused of plotting terrorist attacks to be carried out all over the world will stay behind bars for now. he was in court today after asking last week for a new attorney and a new translator. he and six others were arrested in north carolina and all seven will be held until their trial. an eighth person is still at large believed to be in pakistan. >>> a deadly day in iraq. ten bombings have left at least people dead. one happened never mow -- near mosul the other near baghdad. all appeared to be directed at the shiite members living in those areas. they say shiites have held back on retaliating which is a good sign. >>> the taliban
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Jan 17, 2012 10:00pm EST
in montgomery county and a third in prince georges county, there were children involved in each incident. there were threats to kill not only the women who were the primary victims, but also to kill their children. >> prosecutors say ray confronted a woman, holding an infant inside the garage of her home. locking the two in a closet before stealing her car and getting away. in bethesda, prosecutors say ray forced a 14-year-old boy to tie up his mother before forcing the housekeeper into the bathroom where he sexually assaulted her. >> we are analyzing at this point in time, whether or not mandatory provision exists in maryland would make him eligible for a no parole sentence. >> investigators are not sure if the second suspect was involved in the home invasion on barton road. ray told police he began his spree after his partner was killed in the district. >> we don't know the exact date of that. indicated in open court that it's a statement he made to the officials here when he was being questioned that he was out there on his own because his partner had been killed recently. >>
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Jul 23, 2010 10:00pm EDT
summer. 16 people have died of heat related causes. one person was found outs in prince george's county, and the other inside in baltimore. they're not releasing the names but last year the state reported six heat related deaths. you can go to the website and click on web links for the latest forecast and you can check the temperatures to see how hot it is outside. >>> hundreds of dc teachers are getting the axe and hundreds more put on notice. they're being fired after new staff evaluations on all teachers in public schools. maureen umeh has details. >> reporter: laura, the bottom line is that the teachers just didn't measure when it came to a new evaluation system. she said they had to go and hundreds could soon follow. >> whose children are we going to put into those classrooms. >> reporter: defiant words from dc school chancellor michelle reed, defending her decision to fire 241 dc public school teachers and 61 staff members. reed says the employees either performed poorly or failed to get certified. she says dc school kids were bearing the brunt and that's unacceptable. >> quite fr
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Sep 26, 2011 10:00pm EDT
bedroom. fox 5's will thomas is live at prince george's county police headquarters in palmer park. what are police saying? >> reporter: detectives think it may have started as a burglary, perhaps this guy climbing through a window this morning hoping to grab what he could find and take off. instead he found that little girl, just 10 years old, and because he was concealing his face the suspect description isn't of much use. >> it was a lot of lights, a lot of police officers running back and forth asking a lot of questions, have you seen anybody, it you hear anything? did you hear anything? >> it's too sad. we need help. >> reporter: outrage over a despicable crime, a 10-year-old oxon hill girl raped in her own bedroom just before 7 a.m. >> his head and eyes were covered by a black scarf. >> reporter: police say the masked man entered through an unsecured bedroom window. it happened in a lower level unit in this apartment complex on livingston terrace. a neighbor believes the rapist tried to get into her apartment first, but the window was locked. crime scene technicians dusted it for p
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Apr 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
, george washington university and if he was in some desolate rural outpost in iowa, you better believe if he gave a speech, the mayor would be sitting in the front row. i asked the mayor today were you invited to that speech? he says no. he has gone out of his way to shun, neglect and dis us. >> we posted the rest of the debate and there is more on our website www.myfoxdc.com. just click on news and then d.c. >> that was fun. >> that was a lot of fun, the two of them. they work well together and they are friends. >>> the tax deadline is fast approaching and there are some things you need to know if you haven't filed yours yet. we'll have details at 10:47. >>> plus scary moments after a 93-year-old man crashes his car into this canal. we'll show you how this played out next, but first business with neil cavuto. >> ford expanding recall of its no. 1 vehicle. more than 1 million f150 pickup trucks now being checked for air bags that play unexpectedly deploy, a faulty electrical circuit being blamed. the company is also adding some lincoln mark models to the list. talk about a stock with zip,
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Sep 17, 2009 10:00pm EDT
potentially dangerous delay responding to a weekend fire in prince george's county. a family says they called 911 but no one was in the closest fire station. so crews had to come from another station farther away and the family says that delayed putting out the flames. fox 5's bob barnard is here now with how their story is sparking change. >> reporter: prince george's county tonight has suspended a new program designed to conserve fire department resources at a time of shrinking budgs, and it's launching an investigation to learn why if took firefighters more than ten minutes to respond to that weekend fire in bowie. kenny lowe's house on wakefield lane in bowie was seriously damed sunday evening. the fire started in this dryer. neighbors put out the flames with garden hoses. it took firefighters 11 mites to show up. >> the whole time frame where every second counts so if it wasn't for my neighbors, my whole house would have been gone. >> reporter: officials say the nearest firehouse was empty. it's two firefighters on duty and an ambulance on another call. >> i don't feel i have
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Jan 1, 2012 10:00pm EST
george's county has given people the chance to become homeowners. how my home is helping people learn what it takes to buy and maintain a house.     it's the perfect time to find great deals on the 4g lte devices you love. like the droid bionic by motorola for $199.99. or the pantech breakout for $49.99. our lowest price ever. get the technology you love, on the network you deserve. and for a limited time, get twice the data for the same low price. verizon. >>> in two days republicans will have their first winner in the race for the presidential nomination. iowa holds its caucus tuesday night. the sunday morning talk shows were all about this first in the nation contest. melanie alnwick has the roundup. >> reporter: in the final days of campaigning, republican candidates made time to hit the sunday talk show circuits. ron paul along with a sinking michele bachmann and governor rick perry stopped by fox news. sanatorium visited meet the press. >> i've always relied when that crunch times comes in the last two weeks, it's when we'll start to pick up and it's what's happ
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Jul 20, 2009 10:00pm EDT
gambling ring. claudia coffee has more. >> reporter: prince george's county police department first learned of possible officer misconduct back in 2007. the internal affairs division along with the fbi began an investigation. the major today acknowledged the department was cooperating with the fbi. >> earlier this year, the department turned the entire probe over to the fbi, and the fbi is currently investigating the possibility of illegal activities by police officers. >> reporter: according to the washington post, that illegal activity includes area officers allegedly taking money to protect high stakes gambling rings, frequented by drug dealers across the reason. looking into the matter, the officers under investigation included five veterans of the prince george's county police department, a district police official and a former d.c. housing officer. the major wouldn't elarate on how many of his officers could be involved but says they are no longer in contact with the public. >> i want to tell the residents that no officers that may be part of this investigation ar assigned to
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Nov 1, 2011 10:00pm EDT
sort through this situation is corporal evan baxter from the prince george's county police department. do we know what happened? what sparked this shooting? >> it's still very early in the investigation. we are working to piece that all together. we're talking to witnesses, looking over the camera footage from the stores that are here, still trying to figure out exactly why this happened. reporter: this was 8:00. this parking lot was packed with people and the victim we can see still lying on the sidewalk there. so they were shot on the sidewalk? >> right out here in the parking lot, yes. reporter: so what happened to the suspect? did they flee on foot, in cars? >> our early indication is we're looking for a black male in his 20s wearing all black, possibly wearing a ski mask that did take off on foot, may have gotten into a car. reporter: is this a motive? we see a liquor store here and some other shops in the shopping center. could robbery have been a motive or do you know yet? >> everything is the table. we're still working on what it could have been. reporter: when i first arrived
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Aug 25, 2009 10:00pm EDT
george's county this morning a pickup truck slammed into a u.s. park police cruiser on the bw parkway near 197, near i-97 that is. the officer was standing outside the car in the midst of a traffic stop. the impact pushed the cruiser, the officer and the car he stopped about 40 fee the officer was flown to washington hospital center for treatment, but he is expected to survive. the other drivers were also hurt but not severely. >>> a virginia state trooper was slightly hurt after he lost control trying to pull over a suspected drunk driver near the pentagon. the trooper crashed into a jersey wall this morning on route 110 south. his injuries were from the air bags. the suspect took off. >>> in prince william county four juveniles are charged with vandalizing a school. sky fox was over sinclair ementary school this morning as crews cleaned up the site. the suspects are all teenagers who attend stonewall jackson high school. they've scenes been released to their -- since been released to their parents. >>> a teacher is arrested charged with making child porn. scotthow is under a-- scott
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Jan 11, 2011 10:00pm EST
you. we are following breaking news in prince george's county tonight. another shooting, another person killed. that makes 12 in the first 11 days of the new year. what is going on? we're taking a closer look next.  ♪ ♪[ band playing ] >>> we are following breaking news right now in prince george's county. a deadly shooting in north carrollton. it happened on riverdale road. a homeowner shot and killed a person trying to break into his house. fox 5 has a crew on the way to the scene. we will bring you more information as we get it. >>> this comes on the heels of the county's 11th murder in 11 days. earlier today, a 22-year-old university of maryland student was shot to death inside a house he was renting with roommates. detectives believe he was involved in drugs. they say seven of the other murders in the county this month are also drug-related. the county executive says he's concerned, but police are on top of it. >> we've moved five detectives from narcotics into the narcotics unit, so we're beefing up every area where we are seeing the spike this
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Aug 17, 2009 10:00pm EDT
a deadly stabbing in prince george's county in the 8900 block of rhode island. police found two people there with stab wounds, one later died at the hospital. no word on the other victim's condition. >>> now to fox 5 news traffic alert. there is a big change along the capitol beltway in virginia, causing headaches that are big of the it is part of a construction plan. they shut out 46 b from the outer loop, closing it for nearly six weeks. instead you need to use exit 45 b which is at dulles access road. look for the exit there on the left side of the interstate. the detour signs are posted. >>> there is more trouble brewing tonight in the tropics, two named storms going away, but we have to watch another one closely. it is that big one right there to the right. down there to sue palka, watching hurricane bill. >> we'll watch bill closer, but last night brian we were tracking three system, one on shore, one went away, anna, but bill is getting stronger. let's look at the radar, showing you the systems. bill is the system on the right. a note about claudette, the one that went in
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Jan 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
live outside the prince georges county police department with the latest details. bob. >> reporter: shawn, prince georges county police say the 49-year-old murder suspect, linwood johnson and victim, lenny harris knew each other. to what extent, they aren't saying. investigators here tonight are confident a troubling mystery has been solved. police were led to this long abandoned property off old fort road in fort washington last thursday by a tipster who said investigators would find a body in a well. they did. it was 53-year-old glenn wood, lenny harris, who had been missing for four months. sources tell us that same caller also gave police the name of at least one possible suspect in the grizzly murder. now prince georges county police have made an arrest in the case, charging 49-year-old linwood johnson of temple hills, maryland, with one count of first-degree murder. >> mr. linwood johnson gave a full written and verbal confession to prince georges county police department homicide detectives just a few hours ago. >> police are not saying whether murder suspect johnson is the
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Jun 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. the storms hit one part of prince georges county especially hard. residents saw a lot of damage. especially those living in a condo complex that had the roof ripped right off. all the problems left the fire department busy since that weather rolled in. joining me now is prince georges county fire and ems spokesman, mark brady. and county councilwoman, andrea harrison. good evening to both of you. >> mark, i want to start with you. what's the latest on the damage there and the efforts to make sure everyone stays safe. >> the damage has been assessed by several agencies associated with prince georges county, maryland. we determine that 20 buildings are unsafe for occupation and of those 20, six have the same serious damage. >> when you got out there last night, i would imagine the scene was just something unbelievable. describe to me what you saw and how you assess how big of a problem you had on your hands at that time. >> i spoke to two veteran firefighters. they describe it as being surreal. very unbelievable the amount of damage and the type of damage they saw and the amount o
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Dec 6, 2011 10:00pm EST
no excuse for that at all. >> outside the first high end grocery store in prince georges county, one that jack johnson himself helped to bring here, shoppers weighed in on his sentence. >> it's obvious, according to the tapes, that he was taking money, hiding money, trying to get his wife to cover for him. >> what do you want me to do with this money? >> put it in your panties and walk out of the house. >> the 62-year-old arrived at the federal courthouse in greenbelt using a cane. his lawyers tried to convince the judge, johnson has what's called atypical parkinson's disease. in an effort to get him a lighter sentence. added, he'll receive ample medical care in prison. >> he knew reporters written exposes about his land deals. he knew newspapers published critical editorials. he knew he was under investigation. he laughed it off. >> able to bring somebody like me down. they bragged their whole career, you know. >> in court, johnson spoke for 8 minutes and for the first time, showed remorse. i want to apologize to you, judge, the people of prince georges county. the young people
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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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Jul 28, 2009 10:00pm EDT
first six months of it year, there have been 1.2 million transactions at pawnshops in prince george's county. and police say a lot of those transactions have not been legal. >> my client is not a cowboy out there. >> reporter: ron swartz and his client who owns the maryland computer exchange pawnshop could only stand by and watch as police seized hd tvs, computer equipment, saws, drills and vacuum cleaners from their business. many of the items were still in new boxes. investigators say the shop is clearly breaking the law by buying and selling stolen goods. >> people do not buy products new in the box and then come to a pawnshop and sell them at 10 cents on the dollar. >> reporter: investigators say some of them still have stickers on them, stickers from places like wal-mart and home depot. >> we have evidence that there are transaction sheets that weren't filled out properly. we have information that people have sold this merchandise to the establishment here without proper identification. >> reporter: for years police say stolen goods being sold to pawnshops has been a major proble
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