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Mar 21, 2010 10:00pm EDT
house fire struggling to find a neighbor who can help. it happened in prince george's county late last night. fox 5's stacey cohan talked to neighbors today about what happened. she's live in the newsroom. stacey? >> reporter: well, maureen, unfortunately the story of 8- year-old kennedy pierson does not have a happy ending. that child died in that house fire, but out of this tragedy there is a lesson that may help you keep loved ones safe. >> i don't know what i'm going to tell my daughter. >> reporter: this woman wasn't hope when her friend's house began burning last night. she wasn't there when kim arock and ran out of the house for -- awoke and ran out of the house for help but kim was trying to find her. >> i knew she came here first. like i said, we were very close. i know she ran here first because my car was still here. she probably thought i was home. i saw hand prints on the door. i knew she came here first. i know she did. >> reporter: the fire started in the front room of the home while kimberly and her daughter, kennedy, were in a bedroom. >> we believe both the mom a
FOX
May 22, 2011 10:00pm EDT
, wants a secure israel. he, like previous presidents, george bush, wants to see a palestinian state, and thinks that's in the best interest of israel and the united states. >> president obama last week articulated what some believe is a major shift in u.s. policy, and that may be at odds with prior administrations when he spoke about the 1967 borders. you don't think that's the case, but some do. what would you tell them? >> to read his speech and go back to read the speech of what all the other presidents have said. they're basically saying, okay, 1967 borders, that's your beginning point, but it won't look like the 1967 borders afterwards. i think the only thing fundamentally different in what president obama has done is he has left open the issue of the refugees, palestinian refugees returning to israel. i think he left it open as a negotiating point. i think that makes a lot of israelis nervous. except for that, i don't see any significant from what he said, president bush said, and president clinton said. and secretary hillary clinton is very pro israel. >> let me go back to so
FOX
Aug 2, 2009 10:00pm EDT
. we're told that everybody did survive. and prince george's county is asking for help on it. >>> and january 17th, 1991, a night time assault shifts operation desert shield into desert storm. it's also the night america suffered the first casualty of the gulf war. captain michael spiker was shot down during that event. at the time his body was never found. but nearly two decades later, the remains were found. fox 5 news roby chavez has more on the story. >> reporter: well, it is a sad story, the big break came last month after two iraqi civilians contacted marines to say they knew where captain spiker was buried. he was identified by certain boutittiarihos etithedaute ar ti ru running dna tests aron his remains. captain michael spiker was missing since the first gulf war in 1991. the family, friends holding out hope, but the mystery is now solved. the first casualty of war is finally heading home to florida. >> it is such a relief to bring him home, and try not to forget the others that are still out there and haven't been found. >> reporter: it now appears that captain spiker was bu
FOX
Jul 8, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. in the fox 5 newsroom, i'm paul wagoner. >> the george zimmerman murder trial continued to focus on those controversial 911 calls. today there was dueling testimony over who was crying for help the night trayvon martin was killed. several witnesses say the voice was zimmerman's but martin's father disagreed. >> george zimmerman's self-defense case began its uncle identified the mmerman's voice as zimmerman's voice not trayvon martin's. >> do you know whose voice that is? in the background screaming? >> yes. definitely. that's giorgi. >> there's institute ly -- absolutely that is george zimmerman. >> i've heard him speak. i have no doubt that's his voice. >> with each witness cross-examination asked had they ever heard trayvon's screaming voice sounded like? they answered no. they played over and over when zimmerman was describing the unarmed 17-year-old as suspicious and up to no good. at that time zimmerman who led [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet? it gets more and more entertaining every day. and once you've got verizon fios, that's when you get it
FOX
Jul 14, 2013 10:00pm EDT
joining us today. >> first on fox tonight one day after the george zimmerman verdict people across the country still processing not guilty verdict: today we saw all sides of how people people feel. we begin tonight sanford florida. >> jury six women spoke in now reaction are split over whether justice was served when george zimmerman was found not guilty. this trial gripped the nation and now emotions are running over. >> he spent last year and half accused mush dering trayvon martin. now george zimmerman declared innocent and free. he says his brother beginning long process of reentering so sigh too. resting. today first day of george's new found freedom. and there lot of decompression that george has to do. while close friend at the time us considering law school trayvon martin family trying to come to terms with the verdict. >> is it there no reason for this happen to any other families no one should have to you go there this. >> greenville south carolina --. >> new york city, miami, and in chicago. protesters taking to the streets. some trying to make sense of the verdict. i ju
FOX
Feb 13, 2010 10:00pm EST
>>> right off the top, breaking news in maryland. amber alert issued after prince george county's girl is abducted. >> police are looking for an 11- year-old girl named da run in a elizabeth garcia. police believe she was abducted by a man named -- they are not related. he was last seen operating a truck don't try to stop them justles. we'll stay on top of this developing story. >>> a snow emergency canceled in the district, but the work is far from over. the snow is everywhere. it's creating major problems for drivers. >> reporter: one way to describe riving in the district today, high stress. when parking restrictions were lifted, people started leaving their cars along the curb. in some places, 5 feet away from the real curb. with nowhere to push the snow, front end loaders filled up truck after truck. along k street, the snow removal looked choreographed. >> nowhere to park, and it's like, there's so much ice. ice everywhere. >> where did you put this? you need to put this somewhere. >> reporte in southeast, snow is every where. many residents saying they believe snow removal
FOX
May 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
-year-old -- who killed a 17-year-old prince georges county girl and stuffed her body in the trash is over. >> police arrested her father. rodney mcentire is facing first- degree murder charges in the death of his daughter ebony franklin. audrey barnes joins us with more. audrey? >> reporter: maureen, it was an unthinkable crime. a 17-year-old girl stabbed to death and stuffed in the trash. to learn that police arrested her father in connection with the case, makes it that much more sickening. so does the relationship that is revealed tonight. >> i say there is evidence of a sexual relationship. yes. >> reporter: the d.c. police chief would not say if that sexual relationship was the motive but detectives were suspicious from the beginning. >> the father was a suspect early on in this case. >> reporter: ebony's mother reported her missing last november. a passerby spotted her body from the top of the trash can on two wheels in an alley in northwest in columbia heights and she was stabbed to death. lanier said good old-fashioned police work led to her arrest hours ago. >> this developm
FOX
Mar 4, 2010 10:00pm EST
of the story. maureen? >> reporter: that's right, wisdom. some very tense moments here at george washington university hospital. earlier today we saw a slew of police cars rushing to the scene. lights everywhere. you could clearly tell something was happening here when we pulled up. just a couple of hours ago you can tell the scene has calmed down quite significantly. but we have learned that the gunman through our sources was shot in the head. that is the very latest information we do have about anyone's conditionright now. the gunman shot in the head. let us show you some video we shot earlier. you are now watching video of te officers we are being told being transported here to the hospital. but we have not confirmed that the wounded pentagon officers were absolutely transported here. according to officials they were both grazed by the bullets fired at them. their injuries are said to be nonlife-threatening. you're looking at video of the scene as it unfolded this evening. very, very tense. the officers being transported is that that is. we don't have any confirmation that the
FOX
Oct 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
cavuto.  >>> some stunning revelation about the presidency of george h. w. bush. the oral story is now available for all to hear. one big surprise, bush considered picking one-time actor and mayor clint eastwood. he settled on dan quayle. bush's presidency was mark with mainly changes. >> if you were to design a chief, a cries yais like desert storm, you could not do better that you had with george bush. >> the university of virginia miller center and the george bush library. >> can you imagine sending clint eastwood to meet with leaders of other nationings saying, please, make my day. his wife is a newscaster. she is a friend of mine. i'm thinking, high ticket to a state dinner. that would have been interesting. vice president eastwood. >> he legalized ice cream on the streets of carmel. >> that gives you some indication of the situation mr. bush was in at the time, really trying to think out of the box at that time. >> exactly. >> moving ahead, still ahead, the man suspected of gunning down nine people in a california salon faced a judge today. charges he is now fac
FOX
Mar 12, 2011 10:00pm EST
. >>> new tonight, a police- involved shooting in prince georges county is under investigation. and this happened around 8. the officers were attempting to rush three suspect when is one was shot and is in the hospital. it's not clear what led to the shooting or why police were making that arrest. >>> a deadly accident in southeast today. a man in a wheelchair struck and killed and the driver never stopping. >> and that happened at 4:00 on being road and h street and matt ackland has more. >> reporter: good evening, this is a terrible one. the d.c. police say of-year-old gary green was on his motorized wheelchair near the crosswalk around 3:50 this morning and green was hit by a car. the impact threw him from the chair and he was pronounced at the hospital dead. &a short time later. >> reporter: d.c. police need your help solving this terrible hit-and-run case. they believe the vehicle that struck gary green this morning could have serious front-end damage and we're told green lived in nearby being terra. this man would say hello to green as he rode through the neighborhood on his w
FOX
Oct 4, 2013 10:00pm EDT
, right win high skwrablgd the party. tom gray republican from the kproerpblg george been leading fight to be willing to shut down the government in order to defund or delay obamacare. so that will be an interesting turn. balanced debate for first time out newer panelist george will, oh, it should being kraotsing fox new sunday. we are look forward to. all right chris we will see you this sunday. >> fox knive sports. is brought to jaw by support already off better start than last year. they lost their first four games. how can we forget right? they play again tomorrow night dallas but they will be without one of their defenceman. we have look won shoot-out last night to claim first two points of the season buts, on their way to first w they lost some one be d. jack blue and turn event for boards his right leg taking pwraoupbts of the hit while he could not put any weight on his leg after skpwaeurdz had to be helped off the ice. exact nature of his injury unknown. capitol describe his conditions as lower body injury. coach adam does not believe it is career threatening. well while he was
FOX
Feb 24, 2012 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> right off the top tonight breaking news out of prince george's county. sky fox is live over the scene of a fire in riverdale where at least four firefighters are hurt after part of a house collapsed on top of them. >> their injuries not yet clear, but they may be serious all happening in the 6300 block of 57th avenue. we're still learning new information. we have a crew on the way to the scene. if we get anything more, we will update you. >>> now to a fox 5 weather alert, today showers and storms are gone and gusty winds have replaced them. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. eye live look back outside, gust -- a live look back outside, gusts as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour reported, fox 5 gary mcgrady in the weather center. >> thank goodness those 50en and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts -- 50 and 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts not widespread this evening. let me show you in terms of wind gusts what we're talking about, top wind gusts for national right around 43 mile- per-hour so far. not far from reagan they did ha
FOX
Jul 15, 2013 10:00pm EDT
begin tonight with breaking news. a large section of prince george's county may not have water for several days because of a problem with the watt main. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancey. tens of thousands could be affected. if you see down on the bottom right-hand side of your picture the area highlighted in red shows where the customers could be affected. fox 5 maureen umeh is live with the latest. >> a very serious information for parts of southern prince george county where a pipeline appears to be failing. officials detected it friday. the message to residents tonight is pretty much symptom small start stocking up on water now. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> we know how the pipe break was detected or was detected, where is this pipe located and what's the plan to pick it? >> the pipe is located just inside the beltway inside of the parkway and forest road and we're having to build a throwed get to the pipe in a very wooded area. we're building a road to get in there so we can get our equipment in and that's going to take un
FOX
Apr 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
warnings in saint mary's as well as charles county. these were sent from tony clark in king george. they were starting to see golf-ball-sized hail. and he showed us pictures of the ground covered inhale that was about the size of dimes down there in king george county. so a lot of you saw hail. we're seeing more showers and we're hoping most of this is going to be gone by the time we get our rush hour started in the morning. i'll have more details for what you can expect on tuesday. we'll make sure they don't continue to blow up. >> see you in a few minutes. >>> track the trouble spots on myfoxdc.com. head to our home page and look for the interactive doppler radar and sue's five-day forecast. >>> new tonight, police released video of a b heist in northern virginia. a fast-food restaurant with customers inside. prisons william county police say they're not the only brazen bandits on the run. wisdom martin has the latest. >> reporter: we're talking about three different crimes and groups of suspects but what makes this so stunning is the fact that they're so aggressive and bold when
FOX
Feb 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
strategies in george huguely's murder trial still ahead.  never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. we can do this. we can all do this together. (man) register today for the... and receive $25 off your registration fee. because everyone deserves a lifetime. >>> mitt romney is leading the bask republican presidential nominees after win -- pack of republican presidential nominees after winning two consecutive state caucuses in florida and nevada. now his opponents are looking ahead and trying to bounce back with new strategies. fox 5's melanie alnwick has the political roundup. >> reporter: rick santorum takes his sweater vest and heads out west where some polls show him doing pretty well among voters in missouri and colorado. he appeared on fox news sunday. >> we've got three states comin
FOX
Nov 13, 2010 10:00pm EST
. >> and shock waves over the arrest of the prince george's county executive and his wife who was just voted into office herself. the fbi and irs are investigating what they call a pay for play scheme. thanks for joining us. i'm will thomas. >>> and i'm maureen umeh. the agents said when they knocked on the door leslie johnson had nearly $80,000 in cash in her underwear. and they believe she flushed a $100,000 check down the toilet. she was just selected to the county council. jackson son is ending the near of his term as county executive. fox 5's rod slater is live in the newsroom with more reaction to the investigation tonight. >> reporter: maureen, jack johnson is a r county prosecutor. his wife leslie a former law judge in the district of colombia. tonight both are on the wrong side of the law and their arrest is still sending shock waves. >> few comings and goings at the mitchellville home of jack johnson. the arrest friday night of his wife johnson and jack johnson still has county residents reeling. >> i thought he had done a pretty good job as a county executive. so i am just i
FOX
Sep 24, 2011 10:00pm EDT
anyone considering investment, know who you are doing business with. prince georges county police say there could be other victims. if you have dealt with pitman they want to hear from you. back to you. >>> thank you. howard county police are asking for help in finding this missing elderly man. john is 78 years old and has the beginning stages of a cognitive disorder he was last seen driving eastbound and was supposed to be going to his home. he never arrived. he was driving a gold silver 2003 toyota high lander with maryland handicap plates. his credit card was last used on friday in westminster. >>> the rain pretty much off and on today, just kind of an -- day. >> the rest of the weekend may be looking soggier. we will go to the first forecast. >> so-so saturday, so-so sunday in the cards this time around as we look at the fog through the morning. there could be more showers tomorrow morning, all in all not a great looking finish to the weekend: butut it should be dry. let's get to it and show you the radar. backing us up several hour, you can see the rain showers off to the east. n
FOX
May 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
smallwood produced pornography on his cell phone using a child he may have met on his prince georges county bus route. bob barnard is live to start us off. >> reporter: shawn, federal investigators say the key evidence in this case was found at this convenience store near andrews air force base. it's a tiny cell phone memory card like this one that officials say the suspect meant to get rid of but accidentally left at the checkout counter. scott alexander smallwood is 27 years old charges with producing child pornography. he's a prince georges county school bus driver. since 2005, accused by federal investigators of sexually explicit conduct with a 7-year-old boy. and videotaping the sex acts with his cell phone. the victim apparently told investigators smallwood was his night bus driver. >> the prince georges county public school system takes this matter very seriously. our intent each day is to protect our young people, all of our students here in prince georges county. >> reporter: smallwood was arrested last friday at this, the school district's bus depot in brandywine. >> i thou
FOX
Aug 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT
october. former president george w. bush is weighing in saying, quote, governor romney is serious about confronting the long-term challenges facing america, and paul ryan will help him solve the difficult issues that must be addressed for future generations. and house speaker john boehner released the statement: paul ryan is a reformer and proven leader who will be a great partnership to governor romney in his efforts to get our country and economy back on track. i am glad to call paul ryan a friend and i will do everything in my power to make sure he and mitt romney, along with our entire republican ticket, are well-positioned to win in november. our campaign coverage continues. at 10:30, more reaction from lawmakers from both parties and later on the news edge at 11, our fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins me to talk about what to expect with ryan as a vice presidential candidate. >>> let's focus on the weekend weather. a mixed bag, wasn't it? >> it was. the temperatures in the mid- 80s, and some thunderstorms in the late afternoon. we should be in for a nice overnight and take
FOX
May 14, 2012 10:00pm EDT
spree caught on camera, police in prince george's county tonight releasing this surveillance video believing the two gunmen seen here robbing a gas station in bowie the other night have been on a terror targeting all kinds of customer friendly businesses. fox 5's bob barnard live in the newsroom with details. >> so far nobody has gotten hurt. the gunmen haven't fired a shot, but until they're caught there's a chance one of their crimes could end badly. prince george's county police pretty certain the same pair has committed six armed robberies of commercial businesses since friday night. this is the shell gas station on annapolis road in bowie that was robbed friday night around 10:30. there are 16 security cameras here, one of them inside capturing the crime as it happened. what you see here is one of the masked gunmen forcing four young men to the for that. they are friends visiting the lone employee working that night who is made to empty the cash register by the second hooded gunman. prince george's county police corporal mike rodriguez calls this as frightening a robbery that
FOX
Dec 31, 2011 10:00pm EST
outside of the george washington masonic memorial. later this evening on the temple, at midnight, they're going to have that lacer show and drop some balls. -- laser show and drop some balls. >> each year is better and i think we have it to a science after 17 years. >> reporter: the vice-mayor played a role in organizing first night alexandrea since it kicked off in 1994. this year's event features 100 performances in 18 venues across old town. >> and there is no children's activity at the durant center, at the torpedo fact or, the rock bands, the acappella group and they have been here five, six years. >> reporter: revelers cutting a rug with everything from the tango to the charleston. >> you have danced together a lot before? >> a little bit. >> we take lessons and do dance together at the dances. >> reporter: even the smallest attendees are buzzing with excitement. >> what do you got there? [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: what do you want to be? >> a ninja. >> you guys look-alike. stop that! >> reporter: the balloons sculptures are big hits. >> are you kidding? is anything better? wher
FOX
May 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
and one-time boyfriend george huguely reportedly admitting breaking in the door and shaking her so her head repeatedly hit the wall but his attorney says it was all an accident. >> we're confident that miss love's death was not intended but an accident with a tragic outcome. >> reporter: leaving the courthouse from left to right, that's george's father, mother and stepfather. they had nothing to say to reporters. from yeardley love's high school coach. >> there was not a mean bone in her body. >> reporter: another haunting question, how this superstar athlete with a prep school pedigree could become an accused murderer. this is his mug shot snapped shortly after his arrest. >> till more information becomes available, it is our hope that no conclusions be drawn or judgments made about george or his case. >> reporter: there are reports the 6'2" 200-pound midfielder may have physically harmed love in the past. >> we don't have any documented evidence that is in the way of police reports or a protective order or anything like that with regard to things that may have occurred in the pas
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
out of prince george's county. candidates say fake ballots are circulating and they may be illegal. it claims anthony mues end corresponded -- endorsed the candidates in it. but the fake ballot tells you to vote for his opponent. that person is one of the people he blames for the fake ballot. >> i went to the three candidates who were the primary ones carrying it. and i said these are fraudulent, you can't carry these. but having potential lawmakers to say me, i don't care if we are breaking the law we will carry them for three days. and that was basically the response until the police actually went out to make these candidates put down these ballots. >> he linked the phony ballots to his opponent chapman and valderald and jerry mathis. we called all of them and left messages. we have not received a response yet. the fake ballot lists citizens for change as the group responsible. but that campaign committee does not exist. >> with elections creeper closer political parties are out in full force. democrats in virginia hit the pavement today trying to gain support. former virginia go
FOX
Sep 12, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >>> -- the formal announcement is expected this week. >>> the prince george's county administration building will be back open for business tomorrow. it's been closed since last thursday when it was flooded with several feet of water. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more on the effort to clean up and dry out. >> reporter: no wedding today for this bride to be, in fact, no business at all happening at the prince george's county administration building except for the sound of paper records. after record flooding swamped the lower level offices. >> you could have ridden a boat across here. it went in under the doors and what have you and where else i'm not sure, probably all around the building. >> reporter: these are site plans for developments approved by the county planning board, several hundred boxes of land records, professional licensing records, passport applications and marriage licenses packed up for storage. saving historical documents dating back to the 1700s is one concern. >> a lot of the records, especially in land record, we digitize and so we have document restoration peop
FOX
Feb 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
wind's blowing. it's smoking everywhere. >> reporter: the prince georges county fire chief said the strong wind we have been having recently definitely played a role in what he calls a blow torch affect. >> in this case, they immediately recognized within secs there was a problem and ordered an evacuation. it was the same time that the order was given and the blow torch effect happened. >>> tonight, two bladensburg firefighters remain in critical and stable condition. this is a picture of ethan receiving an award in 2010. chief bayshore said that those men are communicating, one is riding on a path. the family members are at their side and everyone is hoping for the best. >> i am cautiously optimistic, but until the doctors give us more of a thumb's up, we're going to leave it at that. >> reporter: all right. the chief said that doctors in the burn units say the first 48 hours is a critical timeframe, when it comes to serious burns. after two days, doctors will have a better idea of what they are dealing with. the chief said that it's likely both men will be in the hospital for some
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Feb 20, 2010 10:00pm EST
that. >>> a fox 5 follow-up, a teacher found murdered at a juvenile detentiocenter in prince george's county. police are questioning a 13- year-old boy in connection with the case. the teen attended the cheltenham youth facility. tonight security concerns are running rampant. roz plater is live in the newsroom with this one. >> reporter: maureen, this is being described as a worst-case scenario for this facility for troubled teens. it has left workers there down right scared. tonight one state lawmaker is calling for a wholesale look at security. the murder of a long-time teacher on the grounds of the cheltenham juvenile facility is raising new questions about security and leaving workers fearful. patrick moran has upped their union. >> this is one of the biggest fears of employees that something like this is going to happen at any point in time and you don't know where it's coming from. >> reporter: soues tell fox 5 police are questioning a 13- year-old student in the case. the body of 65-year-old hannah wheeling was discovered thursday morning outside the building where she taught.
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May 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
wore shirts with the words "one love" on them. >> thank you for that love's ex- boyfriend george huguely has been charged with first-degree murder. he remains in jail held without bond. he's expected back in court next month. >>> a george washington university sophomore is dead after falling out a dorm window. tail lore hubbard -- taylor hubbard fell at about 4:00 yesterday morning. >> it is my sad task, however, to inform you that one of our sophomore students taylor hubbard passed away after falling yesterday morning from a residence hall window. our hearts go out to his family and his many friends in the george washington community. >> the announcement was followed by a moment of silence. it's not yet clear how hubbard fell but police say he was not pushed. >>> who killed robert wone? it is a mystery that's captivated the area for nearly four years now. the attorney found dead inside a dupont circle rowhouse. the men who lived at that house will go on trial tomorrow but not for murder. obstruction of justice. matt ackland is following the story and is live in our newsroom with
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Apr 15, 2010 10:00pm EDT
of maryland student allegedly beaten by prince george's county police. several officers have now been suspended over that incident that happened back in march. one of them is accused of flat out lying in that report. roz plater is live at prince george's county police headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: tonight the police union is coming to the defense of one of those suspended officers, the one who wrote the report. that sworn document of what was supposed to have happened that night is one of the most troubling aspects of this case. prince george's county police confirm four of its officers connected to the beating of a university of maryland student caught on tape have been suspended. sources tell fox 5 three of the four are anthony cline and reggie bake everybody. there are more questions about the charging document that supposed to detail what happened. the papers claim the student struck park police officers and their horses, something park police have denied and the tape paints a very different picture. the police union president says the officer who wrote that document
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Feb 18, 2010 10:00pm EST
killed at a youtdetention center in prince george's county. her body was found outside the facility this morning. police have now identified the woman as 65-year-old ling a tea school. wisdom martin is live tonight with the very latest. what do you know? >> reporter: we know the victim was from bel air, maryland up neabaltimore. investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what her schedule was because they say she did not leave the facility on the evening before today. they don't know who did this crime or why. [ stand by for captions ] [ loss of audio ] >> i was real surprised because this area is a nice, quiet area. >> i'm shocked, you know. knowing this time of year -- normally this time of year, the amount of snow we've had in the last ten days, i haven't heard of any incidents of crime. then the couple of days we get warm weather, a teacher of all persons lose their lives. >> reporter: the main facility houses about 100 juveniles between the ages 14 and 18. they are considered high risk and are waiting on trials for various crimes. national advocacy groups have been calling
FOX
Mar 26, 2010 10:00pm EDT
police medevac helicopters flew two of the injured to prince george's hospital center. one of tem said to be in critical condition. the other expected to live. both are young men, not sure of their ages. a teenage girl in the honda accord was also hurt but taken to the hospital by ambulance. alonzo warren was driving by and watched the rescue. >> they cut two out of the front seat and the one in the back seat, he was like -- it took them about 20 minutes to get him out. they had to cut the whole front off and part of the roof to get him out. but he was -- [ indiscernible ] the rest of them, just real quiet. >> reporter: first responders say the crash along lords landing road was ikely caused by excess speed and the diver losing control of the car. it's a 25 mile per hour zone here in the middle of lords landing village. the car left the road, hopped the curb and smashed into this tree. police say no other cars were involved in this accident. at last report all three of the injured were being treated here at prince george's hospital center. >> paramedics say the three people in the car
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Nov 24, 2011 10:00pm EST
arrested was george sweeny from georgetown university. his mother's reaction tonight at 11:00. >> we could not have asked for a more beautiful day, blue skies, mild temperatures. it's getting chilly, though, right now. so grab a count if you're heading out for all those midnight dials. gwen tolbart is in the weather center with the details tonight. >> hi. we had an absolutely fabulous day today, couldn't have asked for anything better. let's look at our maps, a range of high pressure in control dominating our skies and keeping the clouds at bay leaving us with clear skies into the course of tonight. it's 49 degrees now at national airport, light southerly wind and the winds were gusty earlier today. we're finally getting a break in the wind department, humidity 71%. our highs today above the seasonal average, at least 6 to 7 degrees. we reached 61 at national, the same at dulles and 60 degrees at bwi airport. right now it's 48 degrees at national airport, 42 degrees at dulles. we've got 46 at baltimore, 46 to the south at fredericksburg and not too chilly for the late night shoppers. black
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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
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May 15, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county restaurant. prince george's county corporal thomas jensen died responding to a burglary when his patrol car crashed in college park and, of course, sergeant ayala who was responding to a fight in wheaton who when his patrol car crashed. >> these officers are out there regardless of having family and friends. they're out there risking their lives and i think we need a little bit more respect out there. >> reporter: respect she says for the sheer number of red flowers and their family filling up the wreath this year. tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> the wreath is now at the national law enforcement officers memorial which is engraved with the names of more than 19,000 fallen officers. a rotating honor guard will stand vigil until midnight. >>> it was graduation day for students at george washington university. students, faculty and families packed the mall near the capitol to being celebrate the achievements of the class of 2011. new york mayor michael bloomberg gave the keynote and told grads to hold their future lives and handle the challenge of freedom. >> don't worry abo
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Feb 12, 2010 10:00pm EST
profsor of transportation safety at george washington university says these are the types of derailers commonly used on passenger trains. a web-shaped piece of steel that fits over the tracks. >> whenever you have a car approaching the steel rail system, the weal will be lifted over the rail. >> reporter: thus the derailment and there's usually a very good reason for doing so. >> either you have crew members working or when you have a scheduling issue and you have another train. derailment of the train is much better than hitting the crews or hit of the other train in front of you. >> reporter: so the question is was that what happened here? did a derailment prevent what could have been a catastrophic collision or did the safety mechanism somehow just malfunction? it may be a while before we get those answers. metro can't talk right now because the investigation is in the hands of the national transportation safety board. >> roz plater, thank you for the update. >>> as you know riders have a love-hate relationship with metro. it's often the best way to get around the busy area but a lo
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Jan 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
george's police have scheduled a news conference tomorrow morning to discuss the investigation. >> thank you. >>> deadly weekend on the roads. eight people have died in the last two days. >> most recent happened this afternoon. car slammed into a tree near chain bridge road. one person died. >> two more died in a tragic chain of accidents. a 26-year-old was driving on route 44 and hit a man waking across the road. when she got out to help, another vehicle hit her and the man she was trying to help. both died. the driver of the second vehicle was not hurt. we know the name of the fourth victim of a crash in anne arundel county yesterday. the man was hit by a car coming in the wrong lane. three teenagers died and davis died on the way to the hospital. >> it's sad. especially because, you know, we use that road a lot. you just don't realize how much god protects us. he's always watching. >> the crash happened on route 50 in davidsonville around 3:30 yesterday morning. investigators still have not determined a cause. >>> a silver spring man who called police saturday and said his wife was de
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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
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Sep 10, 2011 10:00pm EDT
>> two stolen u-haul trucks in prince georges county spark a tough response from police. it's a developping story that we're following tonight. >>> and people across the district honoring the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. how they're remembering the people who lost their lives. >>> good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm will thomas and welcome back. >> thank you, will. i'm maureen umeh. we're going start with the d.c. region on high alert on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. police are everywhere and citizens are on high alert. >>> plus, word today that two u- haul trucks were stolen. of course, that heightened security concerns. roz plater begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: one of the vans has been recovered in northeast d.c. we're trying to get details on how it was found and why it was stolen. it's what the thieves stole and when they stole it that had the region on alert tonight. prince georges county police say the first call came from the u-haul lot on saint barnabus road at 10:30 in the morning. a u-haul van was stolen. then, an
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Jul 22, 2010 10:00pm EDT
foot fence, latches and gates. but thursday afternoon prince george's county police say a 12- year-old boy visiting his uncle next door decided to sneak a swim. police say he pushed this metal garbage can against a fence and hopped over. police say the homeowner never saw or heard a thing. he was in the front yard power washing. >> the other sibling saw him go over the fence and watched him when he wasn't moving, that's when they notified the adults in the home. >> reporter: police say the uncle, 59-year-old david used the same garbage can to get over the fence in an attempt to help sieve his nephew but something happened. they were found at the bottom of the 8 foot pool. efforts to save both were unsuccessful. they were pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. >> he was a marvelous manual, just marvelous. >> reporter: charles lives across the street. he says he saw the kids looking through the fence but had no idea anyone was in danger. good when we were pulling out of the driveway, i saw two kids standing on the trash can up against the fence. and i thought they were j
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Apr 3, 2010 10:00pm EDT
metro riders in prince george's county are wonder if they will be stranded. the transit agency is considering shoulding down three stations on the weekend. the move would save the company money, but the riders would hit more than their wallets. >> reporter: at the cherylerly station, these don't get a lot of use on the weekends. fewer than 600 use them on sundays. >> i hope they don't start closing everything down. >> reporter: that's exactly what might happen at the station. three of them could be shut down on saturdays and sunday. the projected deficit for next year in metro is $189 million. and the fiscal year begins july 1st. all kinds of service cuts and fare hikes are on the table but the possility of completely closing stations on weekends has stunned the riders we encountered. >> i use it constantly and for them to stop the service is not fair for everyone. >> you know, i can't afford no taxi. some taxis won't take you through the dc line. >> reporter: residents living near the cheverly station would be pleased if the service was kept. fewer trains at night and ending the
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Jan 28, 2012 10:00pm EST
. >> when george was five years old, there was a revolution in mexico and as a result, the romney has flee mexico to the united states. >> george romney built a life in the u.s., becoming michigan's governor. his relatives returned to the colony with both a school, businesses and temple. his own circumstances has visited. he has not. >> mitt romney has not felt comfortable talking about the family history, partly bus of mormonism and partly because of polygamy. >> polygamy is no longer practiced in the settlement but there are other issues. he was recently booed in a south carolina debate. we have to follow the law and those who have come here illegally ultimately return home, apply, get in line with everyone else. >> his hard line against illegal immigrants from his own father's birthplace does not sit well with his mexican family and does not do well among immigrant workers. >> but this family is proud to include someone who might be president. >> he is the solution to the economic problems in the united states. >> still, they would like to meet him. sandy kozel, the associated press. >>
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Jul 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
12 hours. pretty good rain southern prince george's county, southern sections of anne arundel county, northern part of calvert county. then another little hotspot, if you look over here just to the wes of the city, right along -- west of the city, right along 66 northern prince william county. they had 2 1/2 inches or so of rain in a bull's eye. that prompted a flash flood warning earlier this evening that has since been canceled. there is more to the north and northwest, could mean showers and thunderstorms in the forecast overnight and through the morning tomorrow, complete forecast coming up. >>> our coverage of the massacre at the movie theater continues. up next a former fbi agent and criminal profiler sheds some light on what investigators are now going through as they try to figure out why the suspect went on this murderous rampage. >> plus the chilling movie trailer that warner brothers has now pulled in the wake of the tragedy. >> many people are wondering could something like this happen here? tonight on the news edge local police practice for the worst case scenario
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Jul 6, 2010 10:00pm EDT
outages at last check with customers in the dc area, montgomery and prince georges county. they say the peak usage is 3:00 in the afternoon and 8 at 9. they're asking us not to use major appliances if we can help it during those times. not mandatory from pepco, they're just asking nicely. i'm will thomas. >> thank you. >>> the sweltering heat is being felt all along the east coast. some trying to keep cool in the fountain in the square. some laying out in central park today. new york broke a record hitting the 103-degree mark. it was one for the record books in philadelphia as well where temperatures reached 102. myfoxdc.com is helping you beat the heat. you can log on for 20 tips to staying cool and check out the extended hours for public pools and libraries and we have a list of cooling centers across the area. >>> the ac may be to blame for sparking a fire at a house in cottage city. flames broke out this afternoon at the first floor of a home on 40th avenue while the man inside was just trying to stay cool. roby chavez following this one in the news room. >> reporter: technicians we
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Jan 30, 2010 10:00pm EST
saw a victim in preps georges county and happen oned -- happened in accokeek. the fire trucks got to the house about 10 minutes after the call came out and it was quick and too late to save the man inside. the name has not been released and investigators haven't ruled on what started the fire. >>> also, a routine car crash turned into anything but the police. a bizarre incident ended with a maryland man dieing after police say he stole a squad car and then crashed it. that doesn't appear to be the first accident the man was involved in today. jennifer davis has our story tonight. >> reporter: it looks peaceful as the snow falls on this country road in upper marlboro but it was a different story here last night. starting at 2:30 in the morning, the officers happened upon a single car crash on croom road and found it injured 28-year-old kenneth ray taylor. >> he had visible injuries and the officers established contact with him and sat him aside and went to the vehicle to see if there were other injured occupants. >> reporter: in a matter of seconds, the cruiser was a getaway car. >> t
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Nov 21, 2010 10:00pm EST
. they added 11 more in ot. and george maize on falls in overtime 82-79. >>> the final race for the chase in homestead, florida carl edwards the final lap takes his second consecutive checkered flag. second place goes to jimmy johnson who began the day 16 points behind danny hamil. he finishes 39 points ahead of hamlin and 49 better than kevin harvick and becomes just the seventh drive to overcome a points deficit in the season finale. congratulations to him. he has now won it five years in a row. >> talent beyond luck at this point. >> got to have a great racing team and he has. they won five. >> lots coming up on theness is a nissan sports extra. >> parents of small players stay tuned concerning alerts for your child's helmet. it may not provide enough protection as the experts first thought. >> avoid the commuter chaos. your traffic report is first on fox 5 morning news starting at 4:25. . >>> we are following a health alert every parent need to hear. even a small hit during a football game can cause significant damage. researchers at the university of south florida say several s
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Oct 5, 2009 10:00pm EDT
chase started in prince george's county, stretched into the district and ended in a crash. a cottage city officer tried to pull over a suspicious car in prince george's county. the car rapid the officer's car and -- rammed the officer's car and sped off into the district. the suspect's car slammed into a white van, the force so strong, the van flipped over. the driver of the van was sent to the hospital. three men inside that car took off running and got away. >>> new tonight, more fallout from the firing of hundreds of d.c. teachers. one city council member is calling for an investigation following protests like this one today. students, parents and teachers angry with the -- angry about the layoffs. maureen umeh is in the newsroom with the details on the layoffs backlash. >> reporter: brian, this one is getting ugly. council member marion barry says chancellor rhee lied about the firings. he want as probe and now we're learning the washington teachers union is planning to take legal action to get those jobs back. anger and frustration voiced loudly by students outside mckinley tech
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Jun 17, 2010 10:00pm EDT
a tragedy. >>> we have breaking news coming out of prince george's county. a police chase that started in d.c. has now ended with a crash. and we are hearing a police officer is hurt. the suv that was being chased wrecked in the 4500 block of wheeler road and oxon hill. prince george's county police tell us a d.c. cop was hurt somehow and may have broken a leg. four suspects were taken into custody at the scene. >>> a deadly standoff in frederick county, maryland state police responded to a fight between a husband and wife in liberty town early this morning. neighbors say the woman veronica harding perkins was throwing furniture from an upstairs window. her husband, dean, was outside. troopers tried to get into the home but they say the wife pointed a gun at them so they fired several shots at her. neighbors say they heard it all happen. >> i heard somebody yell watch it, she's got a gun, get down and then bang, bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: they stormed the house and found her dead. they don't know if she killed herself or one of their shots killed her. >>> big oil the big st
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Jul 18, 2009 10:00pm EDT
january 2008, tacking about the war in iraq. >> maybe that is our penance for letting george bush and dick chain stampede us into war. >> reporter: the show's executive producer said cronkite found freedom doing commentary and couldn't with news. college an intellint person, i think he had opinions that he believed in strongly. >> reporter: the network is planning a special tribute monday night, showing his commentary and an exclusive interview in 2006 in which he talked about his legacy. >> clearly, we look at him as the journalist of the century. he looks at himself as a journalist. >> reporter: cronkite was also uncle walter, a fixture in people's homes. >> he was exactly like your uncle or grandfather sitting around and telling you stories about what happened. >> we have been -- the hospital there. >> reporter: he set the standard for journalism, how he ended every newscast says it all. >> and that's the way it is. >> that's the way it is. >> and that's the way it is. >> that's the way it is. >> reporter: sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> a few months ago, retirement tv said cronkite called r
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May 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
after, that the bodies' names will be released once relatives have been notified. >>> a prince george's county police officer is in trouble accused of drunk driving. police say that daniel gonzalez was in his marked cruiser when he was involved in his cruiser in bladensburg. >> the responding officer suspected that officer gonzalez was under the influence of alcohol. >> gonzalez was a six-year veteran. >>> police are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting. officers were called on backlick road. when they arrived, the suspect threatened police with a sword, they say and that's when he was shot. the man had seven outstanding warrants on child porn and sex charges. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. >>> one more development in the long story of tragedy, heart ache and rout rage. the man convict of masterminding the bombing of the pan am flied in lockerbie has died. al-megrahi was reconvicted but released after adiagnosis. the family were pleased. >> there were more people involved, no question about that. there is no question in my mind a that iran or syria had to
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Nov 14, 2010 10:00pm EST
a duffel way. and prince george's county executive jack john -- duffel bag. >>> and prince george's county executive jack johnson essentially a prisoner in his own home ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device after being arrested. johnson is allowed to leave for work and is expected to show up tomorrow morning. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the arrest went down friday. johnson and his wife were cuffed and led away from their mitchellville home by federal agents. right now they're charged with felony witness and evidence tampering in an ongoing federal corruption investigation. >> fox 5's karen gray houston spoke with a member of the council who is also working with the incoming county executives. >> reporter: it say virtual state of siege at the jack johnson home in -- it is a virtual state of siege at the jack johnson home in mitchellville. an unidentified man sitting in one of the cars in the driveway said he was a friend of the county executive. we attempted to see if johnson had anything to say. >> get off the property. >> reporter: can i t
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Sep 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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