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Nov 18, 2010 10:00pm EST
investigation in prince george's county appeared in court today. corporal chong chin kim and delabrer had detention hearings. some of delabrer's leagues and relatives attended the hearing and came to his defense. >> i wish the chief did convict him on the first press conference. throw the officers under the bus and not support him. >> detention hearings for both delabrer and kim were postponed. both men served on the prince george's county police force for at least 15 years. they're accused of participating in a cigarette and alcohol smuggling operation. >>> for the first time in eight years there will be a new top prosecutor in prince george's county. glenn ivey is on his way out replaced by alsobrooks. tonight we talked to the new top prosecutor. >> reporter: you worked with jack johnson. watching that on the news, seeing the county exec getting arrested, seeing the incoming newly elected, his wife, newly elected council member getting arrested as well and then seeing a couple days later a couple police officers, high ranking, sergeant and corporal, also getting arrested fo
FOX
Apr 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
tonight, a disturbing video made public today. it appears to show prince georges georges county police officers beating a university of maryland student. fox 5's beth parker has a look at the video and fallout tonight. >> reporter: well, shawn, maybe you have heard about the celebrating getting out of hand after the terps basketball team upset duke back in march. maybe you've even seen video of the celebrations. tonight the video you probably haven't seen. maryland student jack marketta. when he sees the line of police he stops and officers charge him. they appear to beat him. a lawyer for mckenna says he had a concussion and eight staples in his head and contusions on his back and arm. the lawyer says they plan to sue the prince georges county police department. tonight at 11:00, we are going to have more on the video and hear what police have to say in response, including actions that the chief took today and we're going to learn about a twist in this case. the police paperwork says something very different from what that video shows. we will have all of that coming up, live in the n
FOX
Sep 8, 2011 10:00pm EDT
district, southeastern montgomery, western prince george's, falls church, arlington, charles and northwestern st. mary's counties you have flash flood warnings physical 12:30. this has had a great impact on -- until 12:30. this has had a great impact on the region and with more rain coming down from our south we have to watch the next several hours. have to show you these rain totals doppler estimates but charles county has been clobbered with 15.7 inches of rain estimated. we have seen ground truth of that. had a call of alexandria, 11 inches reported by monica peek. near the london town area 10 inches, around alexandria again doppler estimates 11.6 inches. we slide into montgomery county heavy rain up there 6 to 8 inches and on up to howard, baltimore, prince george's county 9 and 10-inch rain amounts. this is staggering in a twoen day period and a flash flood -- in a two-day period and a flash flood watch remains until 2 a.m. for the entire area. we'll keep an eye on what's coming out of the south, but needless to say east of 95 fredericksburg south it's coming up in that dire
FOX
Oct 6, 2013 10:00pm EDT
and his passenger air lifted to printed george county hospital center. nine other people including two small children were rushed by ambulance to the hospital. the police were -- that's what inform us of with that information. >> that they were dag racing came across and hit us. the two friend say it is miracle they were not hurt in this accident. that shuttle down route 301 for nearly six hours. >> do you have words for this? >> um, pretty traumatic. it is worst thing i ever been involved in. it was pretty bad. >> route 301ry open just after 8:00 investigation is continuing. police are not releasing any other names but they do say charges are pending. >> audrey thank you. serious crash grand prix in houston. 13 peck statetores injured after one race car driver hit another car and then went airborne slamming into the fencing there that's sent debris flying grands stands. three people were rushed to the hospital. the others were treated there at the scene. race car driver suffered a concussion. fractured his spine in that wreck. breaking news now from washington. hospital center we
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
Oct 7, 2013 10:00pm EDT
case, now reopened. >> scott? >> thank you, will. prince george county bus driver charged robbing several banks in the county police say 47-year-old queen was wanted for three separate bank hold ups. first two happened last months in glen. the third one happened on friday in seven isen. employees were able to get her been plate number and officers over and they arrested her. of tonight queen still employed with printed george county school district. they are waiting for results of the criminal investigation no word tonight if she still in jail. >> we heading into week number two government shut down can there still no end sight. earlier today m. president bam stopped by fema headquarters southwest. he says 86% of kneel workers were furloughed last week. 200 were brought back to deal with tropical storm karen working without pay. the president now calling on speaker john boehner to hold vote on spending bill to reopen government. but says boehner refusing. i have said from the start of the year, that i am happy to talk to representatives about anything. related to budget. >> i mean
FOX
Mar 13, 2010 10:21pm EST
that is true for senior citizens from saint paul's living pardon mes in prince georges county and teenagers from bladensburg high school. the two dudes got together for a day of makeovers and pampering and a chance to get to know each other better. >> citizens are afraid of use and -- i thought this would be an excellent idea to give back. and to have a -- to see and make them feel good. >> the prince georges county police department organized the event and hopes to expand the program throughout the county. >>> "american idol"'s top 12 are celebrating their success in style. the coest isents are taking in the glits and glamour of their new found fame. anita vogel has the story. >> may i present to you, america, your top 12. >> reporter: the idol dream became reality for this year's top 12, stepping out for the first time to meet the media and get their first peace to fame. hollywood and stardom can often be a surreal world but for these relatively unknown singers, this is a dream come true. >> it's incredible, top 12, walking on the red carpet. this is a dream come true. >> this i
FOX
Dec 5, 2009 10:00pm EST
from font montgomery county and prince georges county responded. robert kennedy said he has so many great memories. as a boy, he remembers coming to see a movie for 75 cents. >> it was a time where all my frien and everybody would get together. and we use ised -- used to come up here as a group and together. >> they say this was not just a place to see movies but instead, on friday and saturday night, it was a community center, a place where people came together to socialize. >> i very sad, i cry. >> beatrice lives across the street. she remembers when the theater was turned into a clothing store and then it became her favorite place to shop. >> what i was thinking was that the people that work there, they need the job. >> they do yo and this is a bad time, the job -- [ indiscernible ] >> many of the employees showed up for work on saturday and tood in the snow for awhile, looking in the place with so much history. >> matt acland, fox 5 news. >>> one firefighter was hurt when he twisted his ankle. ad to see that go with the 75- cent movie ticket. >>> another landmark. this is about
FOX
Mar 5, 2011 10:00pm EST
to get the green light. >> so our county executive, the prince georges county executive, howard county's county executive, baltimore city leaders, we are all supporting this. >> and even though maryland hasn't raised its gas tax since 1992, opponents say now is not the time. some trucking companies have already said if that gas tax goes through, it could force them out of state. maurine. >> tough times could be ahead for a lot of folks. thank you for that. >>> day two of a developing story in northwest dc. nurses for washington hospital center are done with what they call a 24 hour strike to demand better patient care and benefits. the nurses say they have been shut out. the hospital says the nurses knew this would happen. >> the hospital has made a decision to basically attack the registered nurses who kept this hospital going for years and years and years for the community and they have locked those nurses out. >> where the union has no credibility is calling it a one- day strike in the first place. the union knew it would be five days. they know most of these when they have d
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm EST
mentally not up to it. cardinal joe george ratzinger with the -- cardinal george ratzinger and by all counts pope benedict actually a shy man who loves reading and writing books more than greeting crowds. >> he has come to the conclusion that he doesn't have the physical energy any longer to discharge his duties as pope. >> cardinal wuerl says that admission from the pope is more evidence the father is a him man. at 85 years old -- a humble man. at 85 years old pope benedict 16th says he no has the strength to lead and no one including the archbishop saw this coming, the first time it's happened in nearly 600 years. >> it came as an enormous surprise. >> pope benedict's decision to step down sets the stage for a conclave in march to elect a new leader of the catholic church. in recent months benedict has been showing signs of age and often seemed tired. local catholics know this wasn't an easy decision, but they're looking ahead. >> there's any number of possibilities of where the church might go. the church is more than just in the united states and so because of that the needs of th
FOX
May 16, 2011 10:00pm EDT
pivotal moment in the former prince george's county executive jack johnson's fall from grace, the possible plea deal in his pay for play scandal. >>> plus a violent crash killed three young people. the driver is facing serious charges after he allegedly took off and left his friends to die. >>> and the head of the imf sitting on rikers island, tonight the latest on the rape charges that could have worldwide implications. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. >>> we begin with a developing story out of prince george's county. fox 5 learned former county executive jack johnson is expected to enter a plea deal tomorrow in federal court in connection with the pay for play scandal. back in november johnson was arrested by fbi agent and his wife leslie johnson in their home. after five months this investigation may be coming to a close. fox 5 matt ackland in the newsroom with the details. >> sources are telling us that jack johnson has come to some kind of deal with prosecutors. details surrounding this deal are still not clear tonight,
FOX
May 31, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news. prince george's county say five kids have been hit by a car after it went through a garage in the 2200 block of hannan street in hyattsville. >> we're not sure how this happened or the conditions of the victims. we have a crew heading to the screen and will have an update as soon as -- scene and will have an update as soon as we get more information. >> also tonight a fox 5 weather alert, storms stretching from detroit to new orleans marching our way. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancy. that line of storms could bring severe weather our way tomorrow. let's get right to sue palka in the weather center for the details. >> we're keeping a close eye on that 1 because storms have been doing a -- one because these storms have been doing a lot of wind damage as they've been moving east. these may not have not heavy rain but winds to boot. let's look at how things ared an the mid at lang now -- are around the mid at lang now. just -- mid-atlantic now. in the roanoke area we have a f
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
Mar 14, 2010 10:00pm EDT
: further north near arlington it is the bike path along the george washington parkway that is hit with debris and water. >> didn't seem like it rained that much, but wow. >> reporter: ducks are moving in and bikers and runners are moving up to drier ground. >> and this is over here -- as you can see it is pretty substantial. >> reporter: were you surprised by it? >> yeah, i mean it cuts into the trail run a bit. >> reporter: but if you really want to see debris check out this park in oldtown. there is some gorgeous pieces here along with all the other trash. >> so that one is a keeper. >> reporter: you know what they say? one person's trash is another one's treasure. and for alison, a glass artist she says she has hit the jackpot here for drift wood. >> normally i drive out to get wood and then drag it back. and today it is all right here on the shore right next to the factory. so life is good. i have gotten a lot of terrific pieces. >> reporter: now back here live its starting to drizzle again and they have one more high tide still to make it through. and this is the one they believe
FOX
Dec 24, 2009 10:00pm EST
legendary d.c. sports broadcaster. george michael died today but his legacy and what he contributed to this area lives on. we're paying tribute next. >>> plus, the reunion years in the making. a father brings his son back from brazil after a five-year custody battle and we have the video. >>> as we head to break, we're tracking santa on norad. he's getting close. soon hll be making his way down south. you can track his path any time on myfoxdc.com. we're back on this christmas eve in just three minutes. stay with us.  it's so hard to choose one. you know, during the sign then drive event, you can get a cc, tiguan or fuel efficient jetta for practically just your signature. you can get scheduled maintenance at no cost. there's got to be more to it than that... i'll never doubt you again. >>> remembering a sportscasting legend. george michael of nbc 4 and the long running george michael sports machine has died. >> he changed the way we watch sports here in the d.c. area and all around the country. sports director dave feldman is here with more. dave? >> he was a pion
FOX
Jan 1, 2013 10:00pm EST
tonight. that's the latest in bricto, back to you. >>> a house of worship in prince georges county goes up in flames. no one was hurt but there is severe damage in oxon hill at the church. for members of that church community, this is a sad start to the new year. >> we're very sad. this is our church. we were here last night and had such a grand celebration. we welcomed in a new year and here we are again with the church destroyed. >> the cost estimate on the damage is about $100,000. it will likely cost more than that to rebuild. >>> temporary is going to really feel like january. temperatures on the way down. karen >> a little bit cooler out there tomorrow, no doubt. tonight, i want to show you the radar as it goes round and round. nothing up here for our area, but there are a few showers. this is all caught up in this large plume of moisture if you will. it comes up all the way from the gulf of mexico and down towards louisiana. that stays to the south though. it will take several more hours to break up these clouds and actually kind of push them all down to the south. so i thin
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
Jan 16, 2010 10:00pm EST
presidents george w. bush and bill clinton to the white house to discuss the massive effort of raising money to help the haitian people. >> i know a lot of people want to send blankets or water, just send your cash. one of the things that the president and i will do is to make sure your money is spent wisely. >> it's still one of the most remarkable, unique places i have ever been. and they can escape their history and build a better future if we do our part. >> reporter: meanwhile, back here in our area, we caught up with several people from the group helping haitian angels. on sunday, that'll begin their journey to haiti to help care for orphans. >> it's going to be life- changing, i think, for everybody. >> reporter: many of the members of the group have been to haiti before, but this time, they report sure what to expect. >> we want to help the people, this is what we're going down there to do. it's not about us. as far as becomg emotionally prepared for it, we're ready. >> reporter: back at haiti, secretary clinton did her best to assure the haitian people the assistance f
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people who might have been in that apartment. they told me certainly charges will be filed in this case. >> matt ackland, very troubling situation out there, thank you very much. >>> we are following breaking news out of hyattsville maryland tonight. one person is dead, at least two others hurt after a stabbing at university town center. fox 5's wisdom martin is live on the scene with the latest information. what do you know? ll, police ar still on the scene gathering information in this investigation. what we know is that three people have been stabbed. we're told one person has died from stab wounds. where we're located is the university town center near the mall of prince gorge's, right behind that area. according to several witnesses, there were several groups of kids in the area or young people. they hang out here. it's a common hangout and we're also told a
FOX
Apr 7, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> tonight, a fox 5 sluiceive in a developing trayvon martin story. a friend of george zimmerman sits down with an naacp official about a big decision coming up in the case. >>> those people don't care anything about you. they really don't. you're just a dollar sign. >>> sex, money, and survival. a former victim sells -- tells her story on the television for the first time. >>> and a jet slams into an apartment counselp complex in virginia beach and everyone survives. the residents share their story coming up. >>> good evening, i'm will thomas. thank you for joining us. we're learning more about the crash of the u.s. navy jet in virginia beach. officials say the jet was traveling at 170 miles an hour and when it suffered engine failure after takeoff. we can report that rescuers accounted for everyone who was reported missing and no fatalities is the ending. >> reporter: witnesses say they spotted the jet flying close to the ground and one man said it looked like the flames dropped out of the sky. >> and the front end started going down and boom. i saw the two guys parachute out.
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
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Mar 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
prince georges county paramedics to be found alive. we begin with that investigation. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. the man remains in the hospital and tonight, many are still wondering how something like this could happen. roz plater is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: this happened in the community for senior citizens and the disabled. people depending on reliable emergency service and they're troubled and trying to understand it all. neighbors tell us it was an alert postal worker that spotted something wrong. >> nobody heard from him, sign him in a couple of days. and the mail lady said all the mail was filing -- piling up in the sing and the air conditioner was on and everything was running. >> reporter: he was waiting outside as the building manager let themselves in. >> and they found him passed out on the bathroom floor. >> they took him and came back out and said they were going to call the police and looked like he was dead. a funny smell in the house. >> reporter: prince georges fire department officials say about noon on friday, two paramedics res
FOX
Jul 14, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> our top stories at 10, a violent weekend across the d.c. area, especially in prince georges county, where two separate shootings leave two men in critical condition and another man dead. >> trains on all five lines forced to come to a halt this afternoon after a computer glitch. >> and virginia is the place to be for politicians this weekend. not only is president obama making his rounds on the campaign trail but governors are in across the country. i'm maureen umeh. we begin in prince georges county where police are investigating a shooting death. and it happened at an apartment complex. audrey barnes has more. >> reporter: that complex is packed with people all the of the time. the sound of gun fire sent dozens flooding into the court yard area. when police arrived, they found an adult male dead in the hallway of one of the buildings. he might have been shot inside an apartment, the hallway was as far as he made it afterward and other than, that police don't have much to go on. >> and there is no suspect information. as can you see, there is a lot of people that are out an
FOX
Nov 17, 2010 10:00pm EST
got a tip from a fox 5 viewer to take a look at what's really going on inside prince georges county office of human relations commission. it's a small agency, less than a dozen employees, but what we uncovered prompted the county to take immediate action. it's the middle of the work day, 2:00 on a wednesday, and james greer is trying to sell us a house. >> only thing he did, put new carpet upstairs. >> reporter: we found the listing for this town house online and called greer, the agent selling the property. >> we're trying to keep track of all these. >> yeah yeah yeah. >> reporter: here's the thing, greer does not realize the guy holding the flip camera is a fox 5 photographer, or that we've been investigating him for two months, because this is not his full-time job. greer works for the prince georges county government making $106,000 a year as the deputy director of the office of human relations commission, the county agency charged with investigating discrimination complaints. >> hope i'm not pulling you away for anything too important. >> don't worry about it, i just work for t
FOX
Nov 7, 2012 10:00pm EST
received more than 60% of the white vote in the election, the same as george h.w. bush did who won with more than 300 electoral vote, but romney well short of that did not win. what does this mean to the gop as we're starting to see the map change, more diversity here in the united states? >> well, absolutely. lindsey graham, the republican senator from south carolina said his own party is doomed unless they realize that they just can't be a constituency of white males. 20 years ago the electorate, the turnout, was 90% white. it's now 74% and hispanics and african americans and asians have gravitated almost 90 or 80% to the democratic party and so politics is addition. it's not subtraction and it seems to me that if the rep party presents itself as a country club and doesn't allow everybody in, their political future is doomed. >> the other thing that seemed to doom the gop this time around were the social issues, women's rights to marriage equality. do you think they need to lean more to the middle? >> well, i would think that they don't want to talk about those issues and they ha
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Jun 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >> brian, back inside. >>> a prince george's county boy in critical condition after a near drowning in upper marlboro. sky fox over the scene shortly after the incident. police say the nine-year-old jumped into a pool and hit his heads. they say the boy was rescued from the water taken to southern maryland hospital center in serious condition. new tonight out of prince william county where police can r. keeping an eye out for four younger men who attacked an older manselling ice cream. we spoke to the victim at the scene of the crime. bob. >> reporter: brian, we're keeping the ice cream man's identity a secret. he is the victim of a brutal crime. the young man who beat him still on the loose. he's just out of the hospital and nursing some nasty wounds. a bloodied eye, six stitches in his nose, a cut-up elbow, attacked and beaten by four teenagers, while selling frozen fruit bars from his tiny cart on this street in manassas tuesday afternoon. >> one subject that punched me in the face. when i fell the other subject started kicking me in the face. i yelled and several bystanders came
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May 9, 2010 10:00pm EDT
a vigil in king george county. >> reporter: tears and hug in the parking lot of king george high school sunday evening. a large group of students, parents and school staff came together to remember 16-year-old anthony feather. >> he's a super, super kid. and he's going to be missed. >> reporter: jeffrey smith is the head coach of the king george high school football team. feather was only a sophomore but coach smith says he was such a great athlete and good person, he asked him to play on the varsity team. >> whenever you saw him, he was just the big old smile, just a super kid. super kid. >> reporter: the accident happened right here along this windy road saturday night. authorities say when the car came around the corner it struck that telephone pole. four out of the five people inside that car were ejected. officials say the four ejected including feather were not wearing seatbelts. also we've learned the boys had not attended prom earlier in the evening but they were on their way to an after party held here at the school. >> we were at the after prom party and the student got
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Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm EST
supervisors. >>> former prince george's county council member leslie johnson is a free woman. she was releases from a w -- released from a west virginia federal prison last month after serving 10 months for her role in the corruption scheme. her husband jack johnson behind bars for his role sentenced to more than seven years in prison. >>> coming up next we are live in connecticut as that nasty nor'easter slams into new england. >> also two officers accused of kidnapping two teenagers to teach them a lesson were supposed to stand trial next week, why that may not happen. if you see a story we should look into, give us a call 202- 895-3000 or send us an e-mail to fox5tips@wttg.com. we'll be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat lik
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Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
president george h.w. bush's status. now details surrounding the new york subway death also. we have a suspect. that person is under arrest and accused of a hate crime. and a disturbing story from the middle east. dozens of people dead after drinking cough syrup. those stories and more coming up on the news at 10. news at 1 . >>> president george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and back in a regular room in a houston hospital. the elder former president has been hospitalized since the day after thanksgiving for what a spokesman called a bronchitis- like cough. but he developed a fever last sunday and was moved to the icu. at the time, he was reportedly on the liquid diet, though a spokesman didn't say why. president bush is 88 years old. >>> the woman charged with pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train is accused of a hate crime. erica menendez is accused of shoving an indian man on to the tracks in new york city, the second such killing in a month. she told authorities she hates muslims and hindus. prosecutors believed she assumed the victim practiced one of those r
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Sep 11, 2011 10:00pm EDT
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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
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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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Apr 11, 2012 10:00pm EDT
>>> this is fox 5 news. >>> we have two breaking news stories off the top tonight. up first george zimmerman, the man who killed trayvon martin, arriving at jail a short time ago. it's his first night behind bars after being charged with murder. >> breaking in virginia, this man accused and arrested for attacking two women looking for an apartment. you have to see his bizarre on camera interview. >>> but we begin tonight with those breaking details in the trayvon martin investigation. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. within the hour police released the mugshot of the man who admits to pulling the trigger and killing trayvon martin, george zimmerman being booked for second degree murder. we'll start off live now in sanford, florida with fox's craig boswell. >> reporter: good evening. an extraordinary day in sanford, florida, after more than a month and a half of tension and unanswered questions. we now know that george zimmerman is being held in the county facility booked in at 8:24, he has a new attorney, that he horned himself in near jacksonvil
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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
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Apr 19, 2012 10:00pm EDT
it's robert jarrett who will be confined to jail. he's being held without bond. >>> prince george's county police have identified a woman found dead in a vacant apartment yesterday afternoon. they say the victim is 30-year- old latoya hall. her body was found in an empty third floor unit at the marlow plaza apartment in temple hills. sources tell fox 5 the victim was beaten, bound and gagged. no arrests have been made. >>> there is word tonight the d.c. government website dc.gov was the target of a cyber attack which affected several agencies including mayor gray's homepage and the e-mail of some employees. internet connection has been spotty dale and according to the website dcs hackers claim responsibility saying the attacks are part of a protest against the government. the same group attacked government servers in new york city earlier this week and they say there will be more attacks to come. >>> new surveillance video shows a person of interest in a burglary at d.c. auditor's office. according to d.c. council chairman kwame brown, someone stole two laptop computers and several
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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. >>
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Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
limousine bill clinton had it on, george bush took it off, obama never put it on it is in your face tactic by the dc council. they are going to try to do it on friday s whether they accept it or not, they will lay that plate there and give them the unanimous resolution, mr. president put this on the limousine for inauguration. >>> the plans for inauguration are forming up we know more about the stars asked to perform. richard blanco will be the poet. he is a son of cuban exiles and openly gay. maya angelou was the poet in 2009. ♪ [ music ] >> you are going to hear this voice again this year. they have announced the star studded performance list, beyonce will sing the national anthem, kelly clarkson and james taylor, it is january 21st. >>> drunk drivers beware, crackdown in dc is under way. two new bills signed into law putting stricter penalties in place. matt has the story. >> long deep breath, long and steady into the tube. >> reporter: testing the equipment for all to see district officials, showed off their new and what they believe is an improved measure. >> i think we are c
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Aug 29, 2011 10:00pm EDT
george's county and montgomery county may have individual schools closed. >> the trouble is the power outages. tonight thousands are still in the dark. >> pepco reporting more than 31,000 customers, dominion, virginia 5,500 plus, put pge more than 150,000 customers in five local counties. crews are working around the clock. we'll start tonight with fox 5's will thomas in prince george's county. will? >> reporter: good evening. we're in capitol heights where a cluster of homes have no power, about 20 homes. neighbors know pepco officials are probably watching, so they would watch me to mention canada street. pepco tells me it's got about 1,300 personnel in the field overall working 16 hour shifts. when you subtract support personnel, we're talking about 1,000 people actually turning wrenches. it's enough generator power to turn on a light and tv. >> i had to cook on the grill last night. >> reporter: but for the hawkins family the last couple days have felt more like a camping trip right here at home in capitol heights. >> very frustrating. two small children, no entertainment. it's ex
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Nov 1, 2012 10:30pm EDT
don't want washington politicians like george allen... privatizing it. if george allen wants to risk his own money on wall street... that's fine. but i don't want him risking mine. george allen just isn't watching out for us. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> two of amy winehouse's prized possessions are missing now from the late singer's home in london. the singer's wedding dress and a newsprint cocktail dress are missing. the alleged theft was discovered during an inventory. the dresses were supposed to have been auctioned off for charity established to help young people overcome their addictions. winehouse died last july from alcohol poisoning. >>> thanks for joining us tonight. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. >> shots fired in a heated moment. now a police officer is behind bars charged with trying to murder a man in custody. the district heights officer was indicted charged with shooting a handcuffed suspect in the back after an arrest in september. fox 5's maureen umeh is in the newsroom
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May 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. >>> a guilty verdict for a prince george's county woman accused in an acid attack. tamara jackson was charged with reckless endangerment and conspiracy for plotting an attack on katrina watts. prosecutors say jackson had a friend throw a chemical on watts and her 3-year-old daughter as they arrived home in oxon hill. watts will have scores the rest of her life but is re-- scars the rest of her life but is relieved with today's verdict. >> overjoyed. i'm happy with all the decisions that were made. >> jackson could receive a maximum of 65 years in prison. the judge revoked her bond. she will remain bars until her sentencing in august. >>> a belgian man tried but failed to crack customs while entering the u.s. this week. the man flew into dulles. agents got suspicious, found 2 grams of hash stuffed inside his sneaker in the luggage. plant was not charged but was not allow -- the man was not charged but was not allowed to enter the u.s. >>> virginia is living up to its election battleground label. coming up the president visits a
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Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm EST
economy. officials in prince george's county says the team contributes tax revenues from the game and income tax revenues from employees at the field. local businesses are raking in the cash. lauren demarco has the story. >> reporter: each time the redskins play at home, prince george's county brings in approximately half a million dollars in direct revenue. the executive director of the county's conference and visitor's bureau says what really matters is fan attendance. >> there is a 10% admission tax on tickets told. >> reporter: then the out of towners. >> 5% county hotel tax. so that will contribute as well. >> reporter: along with the direct revenue coming into the local government, many of the businesses here in prince george's county also reap the benefits during game time. >> loaded up, got our subs and everything like that. plenty of beer. >> reporter: rg3's jersey is selling the most. >> which jersey do you want? >> rg3. >> reporter: it's hard to keep up with demand. >> rg3 jerseys. we have some women seizes left and kids. >> reporter: winter hats sold out. >> you have t
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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
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Jun 28, 2011 10:00pm EDT
professionals. >>> alcohol delivered right to your front door in prince george's county, it's been happening more than 60 years. only a handful of stores do it, but more stores want in. fox 5's john henrehan has details on today's liquor board hearing. >> reporter: there are 150 liquor stores in prince george's county, maryland. only about six of them have taken advantage of a 1947 law that allows home delivery of beer, wine or spirits. a relatively new store is asking the liquor board for permission to begin home deliveries. so the board is now contemplating rules for that. >> what we're trying to do is put a structure around this right so that when it's done, it's done in a way that there's a trail, an audit trail. >> reporter: the proposed new regulation for home delivery of alcohol would require identification proving the recipient is over the age of 21. some county residents worry about the safety of liquor delivery. >> and you know about the pizza delivery guy who was killed for a pizza and $13. now that was for pizza. >> reporter: retired d.c. police lieutenant sam doyle who
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Jun 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
georges and the district, brian, but yeah, it was full of lightning, especially a little while ago. it was coming south on 270 around gaithersburg and restin. we had quite a tremendous light show. earlier tonight we had reports of hail in the pan handle of west virginia. in berkley county we saw very strong thunderstorms, martinsburg and damage in louden. let's go to radar because what we have left is a little bit of lightning but just a moment ago, some flash flood warnings got issued for this collection of thunderstorms i'm going to show you, still pretty far down to our south, and this is going to be for page county and rockingham county around the harrisburg area, they're getting a lot of rain. not for the severity of the storm but the heavy rain they're continuing to see. quick look at vipir, there is more to come and there's more rounds of summer-like thunderstorms, the heat is on. the humidity is off the charts, and we think that once again tomorrow we're going to see that heat pump sending in a lot of humidity and temperatures getting into the low 90s, so prepare yourself,
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Apr 24, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. >>> we are also following more breaking news, this time in prince georges county. police investigating a deadly shooting in district heights. it happened just before 8:00 tonight along addison road. the officers arrived and found a man suffering from gun shot wounds. he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. no word tonight on the victim's identity or a possible motive. >>> another big story we are following, tragedy inside a maryland home. five people found dead in oxen hill. police believe carbon monoxide is to blame. fire officials will go door to door tomorrow warning residents about the dangers. fox 5, audrey barnes is live in oxen hill with the story. audrey. >> reporter: normal carbon monoxide levels are 5 parts per million. the level inside this home on shelby drive was 550 parts per million. investigators say it would be nearly impossible to survive even an hour with levels that high. and the five people living here did not. >> terrible for me, he was a kind person and we all loved him >> reporter: relatives rushed to the small brick house, hoping for th
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Jun 28, 2010 10:00pm EDT
prince george's county. looks like this one might be headed towards deal as well. you could probably here a little -- hear a little bit of thunder and lightning. it does appear it's getting a little stronger. today another record. the record was for bwi marshall. they were up to 99. then the thunderstorms fired up and that cooled us down quite a bit. some some cases actually temperatures at national tumbled today into the 70s. a couple of quick pout we are outages. -- quick power outages. montgomery county over 5,000 without power. in prince george's county about 400 or so still looking for some power tonight. hopefully that can get turned on quite quickly. summertime thunderstorms, they signal change. and we have some cooler temperatures coming. that's all in the forecast in just a bit. >> like the sound of that. >>> of course you can track the temperature tumble for yourself on myfoxdc.com. just click on the weather tab to get a glimpse of the five- day forecast. >>> new tonight another murder mystery in the nation's capital but this time the brutal crime is tearing apart communities on
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Sep 16, 2010 10:00pm EDT
breaking news right now in prince george's county. a teenager shot in a hyattsville park tonight died. it happened on nicholson street after 7:00. right now investigators are looking for the gunman. we'll get more information and keep you updated. >>> a dog shot in the streets at a late summer festival. people everywhere heard the gunshot that came from an officer's gun. the whole thing started when that dog and another one confronted each other and ended with a devastated owner and an angry community. fox 5's roby chavez joins us now. >> a lot being said about this. tonight we learned a little more about the sharpie and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was -- the shar- pei and pitbull mix named parrot. police say he was aggressive and others say he often appeared at community events and was gentle. they aren't sure what happened between the two dogs that are fighting. the rescue group said the shooting was tragic and unwarranted. >> where there is hatred, let me so love. >> reporter: prayers for a dog killed at the hands of d.c. police. days after the shooting the anger and sadnes
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Nov 14, 2009 10:00pm EST
victims george rawlings was shot and killed trying to board a bus just moments after leaving a funeral. fox 5's roz plater is in the newsroom to get us started. >> reporter: that arrest comes in just three days. tonight the police chief is crediting the community and her round-the-clock investigators. it comes as she's just launched another controversial all hands on deck weekend. the break comes in the high profile murder case of 21-year- old george rawlings. gunned down on h street wednesday morning on a metro bus. rawlings is the older brother of deonte, a 14-year-old shot and killed by an off-duty police officer over a stolen mini bike two years ago. now police have arrested a 17- year-old they say will be charged as an adult in the brazen bus stop slaying and officers say they aren't done yet. >> we are still searching for two other people that may have information and may also be involved. >> reporter: the police chief says it ouldn't have happened without citizen help. >> i think the community here has set the pace. they say, you know, they're not going to tolerate crime anymore
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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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Nov 15, 2010 10:00pm EST
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> the scandal locking prince george's county expands tonight. first county executive jack johnson and his wife, now police officers and big time business owners all under arrest and facing corruption charges and the feds say this isn't over yet. good evening, everyone. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. one massive corruption session of four years in the making. >> here's what we know right now. nine people arrested today including three police officers and a well known business owner. the charges involve smuggling across state lines and protection for drug dealers. >> and the fbi confirms those arrests are connected to a sting that took down county executive jack johnson and his wife friday. they're facing corruption charges. >> tonight county leadership is reeling and the feds say more arrests are coming. we have a network of reporters on this story. fox 5's wisdom martin starts us off in the newsroom. >> according to the u.s. attorney, today's arrest is connected to a series of investigations stemming from the jack johnson case. the polic
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